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Obituaries for Sunday, February 25, 2001

Salvatore "Sam" Barberio

BRIDGEPORT -- Salvatore "Sam" Barberio of Mio, Mich., died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Mio following an extended illness.

He was born March 7, 1923, in Dawmont, a son of the late James B. and Rosa Lopez Barberio.

He married the former Janet Nikita, who preceded him in death May 12, 1993.

Surviving are one son, Samuel A. and wife, Katherine Barberio, Redford, Mich.; one daughter, Lisa and husband, Michael Ehlert; and five grandchildren, Carrie and Alyssa Barberio, Mike, Rachel and Kevin Ehlert; one sister, Josephine Barnes; two brothers, Dominick and John Barberio, Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Rose; one brother, Frank Barberio; four sisters, Ficense Moscar, Mary Barberio, Theresa Messe and Julia Barberio Destito.

Services were held Feb. 17 at Robert Step Funeral Home. Interment followed in St. Hedwig's Cemetery, Redford, Mich.

Mr. Barberio was retired from General Motors, Ford Division and was a greeter and member of the men's club at St. Valentine's Roman Catholic Church in Redford.

He was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a survivor of World War II, where he served courageously during combat in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Barberio never forgot his West Virginia roots, family and friends, and returned often.

R. Wayne Golden

SALEM -- R. Wayne Golden, 70, of Salem, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 2, 1930, in Halls Run, a son of the late Harley W. and Ruby Richards Golden.

His wife, Ethel A. Golden, preceded him in death Sept. 18, 2000.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra K. Duffelmeyer, Williamstown, and Linda M. Criss, Clarksburg; one son, John E. Golden, South Charleston; one sister, Sheila S. Golden, Kiser; three grandsons, Ryan Criss, Clarksburg, Lance Duffelmeyer, Williamstown, and Connor Golden, South Charleston; one granddaughter, Lindsey Criss, Clarksburg; two stepsons and one stepdaughter.

Mr. Golden retired from the Harrison County School System (United Technical Center). After retirement he worked part-time for the Rosebud Foodland in Clarksburg.

He was a member of Salem Lions Club having received two awards, the Melvin Jones Fellow award for dedicated Humanitarian Services and was named the Lion of the Year in 1991 for his outstanding service and loyalty to Lionism. He was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service on Monday at the Harbert Funeral Home, 287 West Main St., Salem. The Rev. Lillian Simmons and Jon Hayes will officiate. Interment will follow in the Knights of Pythias Memorial Park, Salem.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Salem Lions Club.

Roy M. Murphy Sr.

CLARKSBURG -- Roy M. Murphy Sr., 78, of Route 1, Box 163, Lost Creek, Good Hope community, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Wolf Summit, May 29, 1922, a son of the late William C. Murphy and the late Lona V. Hughes Murphy.

Surviving is his wife, Naomi J. Way Murphy, whom he married Feb. 1, 1947.

Also surviving are one son, Roy M. "Marty" Murphy, Good Hope community; one daughter, Ruth Ann Murphy, Good Hope; two brothers, Alvin W. Murphy, Clarksburg, and Raymond Murphy, Baltimore, Md.; two grandchildren, Melissa Mills, Clovis, N.M., and Megan Murphy, Morgantown; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Lorentz.

Mr. Murphy was Methodist. He was an active member of the West Milford Lions Club and was awarded the Lions International Leonard Jarrett Award. He also was a member of Meuse-Argonne Post No. 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had been a bowling enthusiast.

As a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a Purple Heart recipient. He had retired as a clerk from the CSX Railroad and had previously worked for the C&O and B&O railroads.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg. Friends will be received from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Lion Roy M. Murphy to: West Virginia Lions Diabetes Foundation, c/o William E. Courtney, Route 1, Box 149, Lost Creek, WV, 26385.

Robert B. Shackelford

FAIRMONT -- Robert Brown Shackelford, 88, of Fairmont, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born Feb. 19, 1913, in Millersville, a son of the late Albert Ray and Fanny Belle Davis Shackelford.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Beulah Helms Shackelford, whom he married May 4, 1940.

Also surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, William Earl Shackelford, Timothy Louis and Sandra Sue Shackelford, all of Las Vegas, and Albert Ray and Stephanie Shackelford, Rowlett, Texas; two daughters and one son-in-law, Karen Shackelford, Fairmont, and Eileen and Alfred Starkey, Goodyear, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Richard Starkey, Kimberly Hoffman, Misti Stowers, Chad Shackelford, Lauren Shackelford and Rachel Shackelford; one great-granddaughter, Stephanie Hoffman; 15 nieces and 31 nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Emil Shackelford; one brother, Charles Shackelford and two sisters, Elizabeth McCarty and Christine Cleavenger.

Mr. Shackelford was a master craftsman home builder for over 30 years. He was owner of Robert B. Shackelford and Sons Home Building and built many homes and businesses in the area.

He was a past president and member of the local Home Builders Association. After retirement he enjoyed woodworking.

Mr. Shackelford was a graduate of East Fairmont High School and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Fairmont.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 1620 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont, WV, with Jack Parks officiating.

Paul H. Tucker

GRAFTON -- Paul Howard Tucker, 60, a former resident of Route 2, Grafton, passed away Friday evening, Feb. 23, 2001, at Rosewood Center, Grafton.

He was born in Grafton, Sept. 30, 1940, a son of the late Leo V. and Ruth McDaniel Tucker.

Surviving are four brothers, Al Tucker and wife Jo Ann, Richard A. Tucker and wife Margaret, both of Grafton, Kenneth Tucker and wife Marge, Ventura, Calif., Charles Thomas Tucker and wife Nydia, Jacksonville, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Janice Hamilton, Grafton, and Janie Davis and husband Bill, Salem; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Mr. Tucker was a former laborer with St. Regis and Georgia Pacific Paper Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Monday at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton. The Rev. Mike Brown will officiate. Interment will be in West Virginia National Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial City Post No. 3081, American Legion Taylor County Post No. 12 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 24 and its auxiliary, Grafton.

Rodney C. Vandergrift

CLARKSBURG -- Rodney C. Vandergrift, 46, of Wood County Senior Citizens Center, Parkersburg, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning, Pa.

He was born in Clarksburg, June 10, 1954, a son of the late Harry Edgar and Norma Jean Tetrick Vandergrift.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Vandergrift, Prince George, Va.; his stepmother, Janet Vandergrift, Fairmont; one stepbrother, John Vandergrift, Maine; three stepsisters, Linda Renae Yarbrough, Kentucky, Brenda A. Queeney, Chesapeake, Va., and Susan Merrill, Benton Ferry.

Mr. Vandergrift was formerly a cook in the U.S. Army.

Friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, Clarksburg, from 6-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Southerlan officiating. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

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