|Obituaries for Feb. 13, 2001
Clyde Franklin Angel
CLARKSBURG -- Clyde Franklin Angel, 88, of 1901 North 21st St., Clarksburg, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 12, 1912, in Webster County, a son of the late Otha Lawrence Angel and Lilly Cummings Angel.
His wife, Eleanor Virginia Morris Angel, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Larry Angel, Davissonville, Md., and Jim Angel, Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Nancy Brugnoli, Clarksburg, and Patricia Davis, Cleveland; one sister, Leo Wyatt, Webster County; 11 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Miller; four sisters and three brothers.
Mr. Angel was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, North View, where he had served as a deacon.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor C. Richard Phelps and Pastor Bruce McBride presiding. Interment will be in the Elkview Masonic Cemetery.
Ethel S. Bolte
CLARKSBURG -- Ethel S. Bolte, 94, of Clarksburg, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Heartland of Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born June 15, 1906, at Miletus, a daughter of the late Mortimar Stout and Lacy Ann Cox Stout.
Her husband, Jay Walter Bolte, preceded her in death in 1944.
Surviving are one son, Rod Bolte, Arlington, Va.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey, Steffanie, Maxwell and Samantha.
She was also preceded in death by one son, John Allen Bolte; five brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Bolte was a member of the Salem Baptist Church.
She was an elementary teacher having taught in the Doddridge and Harrison County schools.
She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution and the Business Professional Women's Club.
Friends will be received at the Salem Baptist Church, Main Street, Salem, from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Ray French presiding. Interment will be in the Mount Olive Baptist Cemetery, Patterson Road, Salem. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Walter L. Cleavenger Jr.
STUARTS DRAFT, Va. -- Walter Lee Cleavenger Jr., 43, of 54 Old Draft Road, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 30, 1957, the son of Walter L. and Dorothea J. "Dot" Cleavenger.
His wife, Debbie M. Cleavenger, survives at Morehead City, N.C.
Also surviving are one son, Kyle R. Cleavenger, Morehead City; one sister, Elizabeth A. Byerly and husband, Timothy, one nephew, Andrew Byerly, all of Cross Plains, Texas; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard Burton and Lucille Sandy Simons, and Gilbert Dorsey and Vernia Dunlap Cleavenger.
He was a 1981 graduate of the University of Virginia College of Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association, Quarter Midgets of America, Tripoli Rocket Association and was a Little League baseball coach.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stuarts Draft Diamond Club, P.O. Box 488, Stuarts Draft, Va., 24477.
Harvey Carroll Cottrill
PENNSBORO -- Harvey Carroll Cottrill, 79, of Route 1, New Milton, Grove community, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Clarksburg.
He was born Jan. 22, 1922, on Morgan's Run, near West Union, a son of the late Leslie Gordon and Lelia Maude Chedester Cottrill.
His wife, Lelia Jane Leeson Cottrill, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Larry L. Cottrill, Parkersburg, and Arthur Dewaine Cottrill, Cosby, Tenn.; one daughter, Karen Sue Thompson, Grove community, New Milton; one sister, Eva Rivers, Rockville, Md.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one infant son, Roger Cottrill; one brother, Gordon Cottrill; and one sister, Gladys Loveless.
Mr. Cottrill had been employed by the construction trade, worked for the Department of Highways in Doddridge County and retired as a truck driver and carpenter for the Community Action of Doddridge County.
He was a member of the Grove Community Church.
Lucy Severn Dodd
BRIDGEPORT -- Lucy Severn Dodd, 95, formerly of Pennsylvania Avenue, Bridgeport, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at the Heritage Nursing Home, Bridgeport.
She was born Oct. 5, 1905, in St. Mary's, a daughter of the late Henry J. Severn and Stella A Noland Severn.
Her husband, George A. Dodd, preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Phyllis W. Dodd, Maple Lake; three grandsons and wives, Gene T. Dodd, Bridgeport, Stephen S. and Heidi Dodd, and William Gary and Amy Dodd, one granddaughter and husband, Janice and Gary Schultz, all of Maple Lake; 11 grandchildren, Stephanie Bowen, G.W. Dodd, Abby Dodd, Christopher Schultz, Jeremy Shultz, Tyler Dodd, Cole Dodd, Logan Dodd, Timmy Dodd, Lucy B. Dodd and Catalin Mehr; and one great-great-grandchild, Hunter Bowen; one sister, Beulah Leichter, Clarksburg; one sister-in-law, Katherine Severn, Cameron; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Severn.
Mrs. Dodd was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church where she belonged to the Women's Society.
She was also a member of the Governor Johnson Garden Club and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bridgeport.
Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at Bridgeport United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Steven E. Dorsey officiating. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.
Betty Lou Fisher
PINE GROVE -- Betty Lou Fisher, 78, of Folsom, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
She was a daughter of the late James Corbet and Opal C. Hart Anderson.
Her husband, Samuel Russell Fisher, preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1995.
Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn Anderson, Smithfield, Marlene Trader, Folsom, and Arlene Showalters, Ravenna, Ohio; two brothers, John Kenneth Anderson and James Rex Anderson, both of Malvern, Ohio; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandson.
Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Pentecostal Church, Folsom. She was a former cook for the Wetzel County Board of Education.
She was at one time co-owner of Fisher's Amoco Service Station.
Carl Frederick Frick
WESTON -- Carl Frederick Frick, 55, of Sauls Run Road, Weston, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 15, 1945, in New York, N.Y., a son of the late Carl Frick and Kathleen Connelly Frick.
His wife, the former Deborah June Buchanan, whom he married on Dec. 29, 1984, survives.
Also surviving are one son, David Carl Frick, Huntington; three brothers, Robert Frick, Hagerstown, Md., Donald Frick, Greencastle, Pa., and Kenneth Frick, Falling Waters; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Frick had 30 years of law enforcement and corrections experience. He attended St. Patrick Catholic Church, Weston. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he participated in the Tet Offensive.
He was a member of the American Correctional Association, American Jail Association, National Institute of Criminologists and the Marine Corps Association.
Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Fr. James Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Jane Lew. Military graveside rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 4, Weston, American Legion Post No. 166, Jane Lew, Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 5131, Jane Lew, and Central West Virginia Chapter No. 697, Order of Purple Heart.
Wade C. George
BRIDGEPORT -- Wade C. George, 71, of E. Main Street, Clarksburg, died 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Ruby Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Clarksburg, a son of the late George and Anna Haddad.
His wife, Wilma Jean George, survives.
Also surviving are four children, James E. George, Bridgeport, Rickie D. George, Vickie A. Bland and Denise R. Cates, all of Clarksburg; nine grandchildren, Selina George, David Bland, Laura Guzzi, David W. Pigott, Brian Sumpter, Mark and Heather Eakle and Tyson and Tiffany Griffith, and eight great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard Haddad and William George; one sister, Lorece G. Shaw; and one great-granddaughter, Sheila A. George.
Mr. George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Anchor Hocking after 41 years as a department head in the box shop. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Temple in Stonewood.
Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Chuck Madaus officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinity Methodist Church Cemetery on Brushy Fork Road. Full military graveside honors will be accorded at the cemetery by Veterans of Foreign Wars Meuse Argonne Post 573 and American Legion Post 13.
Helen Rose Gobeli
BUCKHANNON -- Helen Rose Gobeli, 72, of Helvetia, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
She was born June 17, 1928, at French Creek, a daughter of the late Willis Hosaflook and Lecta Caynor Hosaflook.
Her husband, Arthur B. Gobeli, whom she married on Nov. 6, 1948, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Benjamine Gobeli, Philippi, and William Gobeli, Helvetia; two grandchildren, Christopher Adam Gobeli, Morgantown, and Pamela Christina Gobeli, Lost Creek; and two sisters, Oneita Collins, French Creek, and Mabel Casto, Buckhannon.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Earnest and Glen.
Mrs. Gobeli was a member of the Helvetia Presbyterian Church. She was a homemaker.
Iona Virginia Henthorne Helmick
PARSONS -- Iona Virginia Helmick, 69, a resident of St. George, and more recently a patient at the Dennett Road Manor in Oakland, Md., died 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at the Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to a stroke.
She was born Oct. 3, 1931, a daughter of the late Walter Lee Henthorne and Margaret Marie Lipscomb Henthorne.
Her husband, Lester Helmick, whom she married May 23, 1948, preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1968.
Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Clute and husband, Paul, Hambleton, and Carolyn E. Shreve, St. George; three brothers, Alonzo Henthorne and wife, Mary Jane, Elkins, Deyon Coleman Henthorne and wife Joan, Ripley, and Dennis L. Henthorne and wife, Janie, St. George; one sister, Mrs. Hugh "Leah" Speir, Frostburg, Md.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Gary M. Helmick; two brothers, Rodney and Spencer Henthorne; and one grandson, Jeffrey Mitchell.
Mrs. Helmick attended the schools of Tucker County and was a homemaker. She attended the St. George Church of God.
Bernard L. Junkins
CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Bernard L. Junkins, 91, of Route 1, Box 286 A, Jane Lew, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at his residence.
He was born July 18, 1909, in Clarksburg, a son of the late William F. Junkins and Margaret Buckhannon Junkins.
His wife, Mildred Oldaker Junkins, whom he married Dec. 15, 1931, preceded him in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Velma) Bland, Naples, Fla., and Mrs. Virgil (Ruby) Lowther, Jane Lew; one brother, Harold Junkins, Weston; one sister, Priscilla Shulte, Weston; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jean Johnson; three brothers, Lawrence, Frank and Dorsey Junkins; and three sisters, Edna Nicholson, Dessie Junkins and Otello Orender.
Mr. Junkins retired from Continental Can Co. as a machine operator.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 1-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Kenneth E. Kendall presiding. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Lonnie Bert Losh
GLENVILLE -- Lonnie Bert Losh, 60, of Sand Fork, died Saturday evening, Feb. 10, 2001, at the residence of his daughter, following a heart attack.
He was born Feb. 26, 1940, in Gilmer County, a son of Genevieve Jones of Cox's Mill and the late Harry Losh.
His wife, the former Nancy Brown Losh, whom he married May 9, 1961, survives at Sand Fork.
Also surviving are one daughter, Michelle Smith, Sand Fork; two sons, Darnell Brown and Lonnie Losh Jr., both of Cleveland, Ohio; four brothers, Virgle Losh, Virginia, Leon Losh, Sutton, Russell Losh, Charleston, and Fred Losh, Stonewood; three sisters, Ellen Stump, Sand Fork, Dorothy Townsend, Cox's Mill, and Teresa Grimm, Lumberport; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Losh was a retired carpenter and mechanic. He was Pentecostal by faith.
GRAFTON -- Georgia Purkey, 87, of Flemington, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Clarksburg Continuous Care Home.
She was born Sept. 13, 1913, in Flemington, a daughter of the late Ira and Betty Dearing Hudkins.
Her husband, Daniel Fred Purkey, preceded her in death in May 1964.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ann McCauley and husband, Carroll McCauley, Bridgeport; three sons, William "Bud" Hudkins, Ohio, James Daniel Purkey, South Carolina, and Ronald Fred "Buddy" Purkey and wife, Lucy, Detroit, Mich.; one daughter-in-law, Melba Purkey, Virginia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Daisy Faircloth, Newport News, Va.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Thomas G. Purkey; one daughter, Adora Lee "Dode" Riffle; two sisters, Ethel and Pearl; and two brothers, Charles and Robert.
Mrs. Purkey was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a member of the Flemington United Methodist Church.
Thomas H. Tonkery
FAIRMONT -- Thomas H. Tonkery, 79, of Fairmont, Whitehall community, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Wishing Well Manor, Fairmont.
He was born June 5, 1921, in Fairmont, a son of the late Lloyd and Mary Little Tonkery.
His wife of 53 years, Doris Jean Carpenter Tonkery, preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Linda Tonkery, Morristownship, N.J.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Lloyd Tenney, Coshocton, Ohio, and Joyce and Richard Webb, Crossville, Tenn.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Eleanor Dodd, Charleston, and Betty and Howard McFee, Fairmont; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Tonkery, Eldora, and Betty Tonkery, Shinnston; nine great-grandchildren, Davean Tonkery, Andrew Tonkery, Michael Webb, Mindy Webb, Sherry Stephenson, Crystal Tenney, Michelle Tenney, John Fiero and Steve Fiero; four great-grandchildren, Jamie Fiero, Mollie Fiero, Hunter Webb and Elijah Stephenson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one son, David Tonkery; one grandson, Joshua Tenney; two brothers, Paul Tonkery and Robert Tonkery; and two sisters, Virginia Tonkery and Mable Vandergrift.
Mr. Tonkery served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He retired from the B&O/C&O railroad in 1982 with 45 years of service.
He was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and Fairmont Business School. He was an active and faithful member of The Whitehall Church of Christ. He was an elder in the church for 37 years and helped begin the nursery school at the church. He also served on the West Virginia Christian Youth Camp and Pleasant Acres Christian Haven Boards.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Whitehall Church of Christ Building Fund, Route 7, Box 204, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Jane L. White
SHINNSTON -- Jane L. White, 87, of Bethlehem community, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at the Arbor's at Fairmont.
She was born Nov. 25, 1913, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late James and Dessie Boggess Brown.
Her first husband, Lawrence Brown, and her second husband, Willie S. White, both preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Ella White Tate, Fairmont; one son, James C. White, Abilene, Texas; three grandchildren, Felicia Tate, Felix A. Tate II and James White II; and one nephew, William Brown, Grapevine, Texas.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Georgia Brown; and one niece, Betty Marshall.
Mrs. White was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from noon -2 and 5-7:30 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor John Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.