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Obituaries for Tuesday, March 13, 2001

Sullie Carpenter

ELKINS -- Sullie Carpenter, 81, of HC 76, Box 116 Helvetia, Hemlock community, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

He was born Oct. 20, 1919, in Hemlock, a son of the late Eli and Gertrude Tenney Carpenter.

His wife, Retha Gooden Carpenter, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Madeline Page, Gaines; three sons, Dwight Carpenter, Etna community, Michael Carpenter, Arlington, and Allen Carpenter, Selbyville; one sister, Elva Lloyd, Hemlock; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.

Mr. Carpenter was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Force.

Helen Rosalee

Dalton

PHILIPPI -- Helen Rosalee Dalton, infant daughter of William Thomas and Faith Lea Gilger Dalton, of 305 Beech Ave., Philippi, died Sunday evening, March 11, 2001, shortly after birth at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

Also surviving are two sisters, Destiny Dalton and Kayla Dalton, both at home; her paternal grandparents, William Thomas and Brenda Dalton Mayle, Philippi; and her maternal grandparents, Richard and Floda Enid Iser Gilger, Canton, Ohio.

Leta Mae Flynt

WESTON -- Leta Mae Flynt, 78, a resident of 346 South Florida St., Buckhannon, formerly of Shadybrook community, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon, following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 19, 1922, in Orlando, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Nina Matthews Skinner.

Surviving are one sister, Thelma Burkhart, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; one sister-in-law, Pauline Skinner, Kansas; and one niece, Leslie Skinner, Kansas.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Alton E. Skinner.

Ms. Flynt was a homemaker and a member of the Weston Assembly of God.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Orlando Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Edward

Riffle

WESTON -- Charles Edward Riffle, 58, of Route 4, Weston, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2001, at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 16, 1942, in Lewis County, a son of the late James Edward "Ed" Riffle and Augustine Leona Sprouse Riffle.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. John (Annette) Herren, Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Matt (Kimberly) DeMarch, New York; three brothers, Thomas V. Riffle, Steven Riffle and Donzal Riffle, all of Weston; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Chuck Riffle.

Mr. Riffle was employed as a mold setter with West Virginia Glass Specialty Co., Weston, with several years of service. He attended the Jennings Run Church of God and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Robert A. Heater officiating. Interment will follow in the Peterson Cemetery, Weston.

Edna Virginia Sisler

NEW MARTINSVILLE -- Edna Virginia Sisler, 85, of New Martinsville, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Wetzel County Hospital.

She was a daughter of the late Charles David William and Kathern Marstella Cooker Carlin.

Her husband, Lester L. Sisler, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth R. Sisler and wife, Doloris, New Martinsville, and Ernest L. Sisler and wife, Betty, Philippi; one daughter, Charlotte Starkey and husband, Robert, Friendly; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Terry Sisler, seven brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Sisler was a homemaker and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, New Martinsville.

J. Harvey Tucker

BRIDGEPORT -- J. Harvey Tucker, of Sun City, Ariz., died Monday, March 5, 2001, following a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 20, 1918, the fifth child of Helen M. Tucker, Bridgeport, and the late James Waitman.

His wife, Ruth Ford, whom he married Sept. 15, 1944, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, James Jeffrey and Jo Wendy Tucker, Fairfield, Colo.; and one sister, Helen E. McKee, Bridgeport.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, M. Jennings and Mason E. Tucker and two sisters, Beatrice V. Shroyer and S. Bernice Lathram.

Mr. Tucker graduated from Grafton High School and West Virginia Business College. He started work in 1938 for Lowndes Bank and remained with the bank for 45 years, retiring in 1983 at which time he moved to Arizona.

He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant during World War II. He was active in the Lions Club and other organizations. He was Protestant by faith.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred M. Williams

SALEM -- Mildred M. Williams, 90, of Big Isaac community, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Salem.

She was born March 14, 1910, in Mineral, Harrison County, a daughter of the late Ross S. and Belva J. Clemans Ward.

Her first husband, Clarence P. Sperry, preceded her in death in 1969. Her second husband, Claude G. Williams, also preceded her in death in 1974.

Surviving are one son, Clarence E. Sperry and wife, Maxie Ann, Salem; one stepson, James M. Williams, Bristol; one daughter-in-law, Shelba J. Zirkle, Salem; one sister, Julia Butzine, Petaluma, Calif.; one brother, Rosco C. Ward, Kirkwood, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Jeffery Sperry, Ranee Johnson, Charles Sperry, Richard Sperry, Darren Sperry, Jill M. Swain, Steve Williams, and Vickie A. Williams; eight great-grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Grayson Sperry, Cory Williams, Lindsey Williams, Dustin Sperry, Chelsie Sperry and Noah Sperry; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Edward J. Sperry; two sisters, Mable Green and Edna Impemba; one daughter-in-law, Norma Jean Williams; and one great-grandchild, Danielle Johnson.

Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a member of the Homemaker Greenbrier Club since 1939. She was a graduate of Unidis High School in 1929.

She was a member of the Doddridge County Senior Citizens and attended Mission of Faith, Big Isaac community, since it started. She was also a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

E. Jacqueline Wetzel

PENNSBORO -- E. Jacqueline Wetzel, 85, of Claremont, Calif., formerly of West Union, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Claremont.

She was born May 11, 1915, in West Union, a daughter of the late Paul Monroe and Julia Ann Blair Ireland.

Her husband, Glenn R. Wetzel, whom she married in 1937, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, James J. Wetzel, Claremont, Glenn R. Wetzel Jr., Carmichael, Calif., and Edward P. Wetzel, Paso, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Blair and Monroe Ireland; two sisters, Julia Ann Ireland and Mary Franklin; and one grandson, Glenn R. Wetzel III.

Mrs. Wetzel was a graduate of the former West Union High School and worked as a dental assistant for Dr. McConnell of West Union, before moving to California in 1949.

For many years, she had worked in retail sales for the Hess-Soll Department Store in California.

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