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Obituaries for Saturday, May 6, 2000

Arthur W. Cavallo

NORTH BENTON, Ohio -- Arthur W. Cavallo, 71, of 9260 Lafitte Blvd., North Benton, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Community Care Center in Alliance, Ohio, after a two-year illness.

He was born April 30, 1929, in Torino, Italy, a son of John and Medina Ortalda Cavallo.

His wife, Catherine Geiger, whom he married Sept. 8, 1972, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Charles and David Cavallo, both of Bridgeport, and Gregory Cavallo, Monroe Falls, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Shellie and Jessie Uncapher, both of Akron; four stepsons, Timothy Uncapher, Fountain, Colo., Gregory Uncapher, Lakeworth, Fla., John Uncapher, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Steven Uncapher, Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Ines Sandy, Bridgeport; 28 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Washington.

Mr. Cavallo was a metal finisher for the Ford Motor Company of Walton Hills, Ohio, where he retired after 35 years of service.

He was a member and past commander of the Deerfield American Legion No. 713. He was past commander for the District American Legion. He was a member and past president of the Deerfield Ruritan Club. He was a member and past president of Deerfield Civic Association. He was a member and past treasurer of Leisure Lads and Lassies Club. He was chairman of the Monday Night Bingo in Deerfield.

He was a Korean War. He and his wife were crowned King Arthur and Queen Catherine at the Portage County Fair in 1995. He was a Catholic by faith.

Martha Ann Palmer

WESTON -- Martha Ann Palmer, 63, of the Lakin Hospital, Point Pleasant, died at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Von Radabaugh and Oval Hinzman Radabaugh.

Surviving are one daughter, Vonda Greiner, Weston; three sons, Steven R. Palmer, Buckhannon, James L. Palmer, Jane Lew, and Thomas A. Palmer, Kincheloe; one sister, Rebecca Radabaugh, Berlin community; and six grandchildren, Jessica and William Greiner, Steve Palmer II, James L. Palmer II, Joshua Palmer and Chasity Palmer.

Mrs. Palmer was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. from the Friendship I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Berlin community, with the the Rev. Clyde Crites officiating. Interment will follow graveside services in the cemetery.

Ruth Smith Posey

WESTON -- Ruth Smith Posey, 79, of Ireland, died at 6:40 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2000, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital in Gassaway.

She was born Nov. 20, 1920, in Weston, a daughter of the late William Jarret Smith and Cameo P. Romine Smith.

Surviving are one daughter, Gladys Alvis, Lorraine, Ohio; one grandson and one great-grandson.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jeannie Smith Fretwell; one son, Gerald W. Posey; one sister, Pearl Neeley; and one brother, William Smith.

At the request of the deceased, the body was cremated.

Private family graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment of the ashes will follow in the Machpelah Cemetery, Weston.

Nora Ethel Sprouse Woodyard

GLENVILLE -- Nora Ethel Sprouse Woodyard, 87, of Glenville, died at 10:10 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2000, at Sunbridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Glenville, following an extended illness.

She was born June 4, 1912, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Cannon Sprouse.

Her husband, W.W. "Bill" Woodyard, whom she married Sept. 5, 1933, preceded her in death May 26, 1976.

Surviving are two sons, Billy J. Woodyard, Buckhannon, and John L. Woodyard, Cordell, Ga.; three daughters, Misty A. Thomey, Buckhannon, Terri Fredrick, Burnsville, and Judy Jones, Whales, New Zealand; one sister, Grace Conley, Parkersburg; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Richard and James Woodyard; three brothers and five sisters.

George Andy Xenakis

BALTIMORE, Md. -- George Andy Xenakis, 76, of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, May 4, 2000, in Baltimore.

He was born March 10, 1924, in Clarksburg.

His wife, Helen Karavedas, whom he married Aug. 6, 1950, in Baltimore, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Thomas G. and Dennis S. Xenakis.

Mr. Xenakis attended West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, and Tri-state University in Angola, Ind., graduating with the Class of 1946. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He was president of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.

After graduation, he joined his parents in the family restaurant business, operating three restaurants in the Buckhannon/Weston area.

He left the family business in 1957 to pursue his career in chemical engineering with the American Viscos Company in Parkersburg. He moved to Baltimore in 1959 to work in the D.O.D. Contractor Community.

From 1966 until his retirement in 1993, he worked for the U.S. Army at Aberdeen, Proving Ground, Md., specializing in chemical defense and quality assurance.

He served as master sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, Korea, and in the U.S. Army Reserves Unit in Weston and Parkersburg.

He was a devoted youth leader of America at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Annunciation in Baltimore.

In retirement, he worked part-time at Mitchell-Weidefeld Funeral Home, York Road, Baltimore. He played as much golf as possible. He attended his three granddaughters' athletic events and theatrical productions, while traveling to visit family in West Virginia, Chicago, Philadelphia and Greece.

He was a life-long member of Saint Spiridon Greek Orthodox Church of Clarksburg, and a member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Annunciation in Baltimore, for over 40 years.

He was devoted to his family and friends.

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