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Obituaries for Friday, March 2, 2001

Herbert P. Bowers

PHILIPPI -- Herbert P. Bowers, 85, of Depot Street, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at his home.

He was born Feb. 17, 1916 in Philippi, a son of the late Lewis A. "Dutch" and Ethel Fridley Bowers.

His wife, Eula L. "Boots" Kerr Bowers, whom he married Feb. 19, 1938, preceded him in death Oct. 18, 1993.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Paulette Moats, and Janet Shaffer and husband, Robert, all of Philippi; one son and daughter-in-law, Leroy Bowers and wife, Judy, Philippi; five grandchildren, Paula Freeman, Nikki Bowers, Shelli Grey, and Jason Shaffer, all of Philippi, and Jeremy Shaffer, Charlotte, N.C.; one great-grandson, Lukus Paul Freeman, Philippi.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Rex Bowers and Howard Lee "Strawberry" Bowers.

Mr. Bowers retired with 42 years of service as street commissioner for the City of Philippi. He was a charter member of the Philippi Fire Department and was its second Fire Chief, a position that he held for several years.

He attended Crim Memorial United Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wright Funeral Home, Philippi.

Duffy Collins

GLENVILLE -- Duffy Collins, 99, formerly of Sand Fork, recently of Canton, Ohio, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Manor Care Nursing Care Center, Canton, following a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 24, 1902, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Luther and Irena Howe Collins.

His wife, Bonnie Pritt Collins, preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 1983.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Eloise Jordan, Reynoldsville, Ohio, Hildred Knizey, East Canton, Ohio, and Dorothie and Alvin Latta, North Canton, Ohio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Mildred Collins, Fostoria, Ohio, and Rolla and Farma Collins, East Canton; one sister, Lessie Clennix, Clarksburg; 24 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a special granddaughter and husband, Sue and Linney Jones, Hartville, Ohio.

He was also preceded in death by three infant children, Gene, Joe and Lenore Collins; three sons, James, Arthur and Claude Collins; two brothers, Charles and Wayne Collins; and one sister, Ersie Lynch.

Mr. Collins was retired from NATCO Inc. He was a former grounds keeper at the Golf Course in Glenville. He was a member of Hepzibah Baptist Church, Stouts Mills, where he was a Deacon.

Jeane Haynes Dalzell

CLARKSBURG -- Jeane Haynes Dalzell, 94, of Monticello Avenue, Clarksburg, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, in a local nursing home following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 1, 1906, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late James L. and Florence V. Haynes.

Her husband, Norman Dalzell, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one sister, Christine Haynes Johnson, Alexandria, Va.; one nephew, Carl E. McDonald, Texas; and one niece, Gretchen McDonald, California.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde and Keith Haynes; and two sisters, Madge Reese and Polly McDonald.

Mrs. Dalzell was a member of the Christian Science Church. She was a retired social worker for the state of New York.

There will be no public visitation. A service of remembrance will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Davis Funeral Home.

Joyce Elaine Hill

CUMBERLAND, Md. -- Joyce Elaine Hill, 56, of Short Gap, W.Va., formerly of Lost Creek and Rawlings, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.

She was born Feb. 10, 1045, a daughter of the late Bryan Jennings and Ada Ethel Showalter Lockhart.

Hur husband, Ron Hill, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Roni Joyce Eckard and husband, Eric, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Robin Lynne Kerr and husband, Jeff, Cumberland, and Renee Elizabeth Bean and husband, Jimmy, Rawlings; two sisters, Betty Lou Harman and husband, Dexell, Clarksburg, and Judy Curtis and husband, Jim, Junior, W.Va.; one brother, Jennings Bryan Lockhart and wife, Wilma, Sutton; and seven grandchildren, Jason, Carrie, Stephanie, Michelle, and Erica Eckard, Hillary and Greg Kerr.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Freddie Lockhart.

Mrs. Hill was a homemaker. She attended Zion United Church of Crist, Frostburg.

She was a ceramic expert and a 1963 graduate of Belington High School, Belington.

The family requests contributions be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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