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Obituaries for Thursday, March 15, 2001

Lester Adams

BUCKHANNON -- Lester Adams, 74, of Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Holbrook's Nursing Home.

He was born April 8, 1926, in Kingwood, a son of the late Charles Adams and Rena Moats Adams.

Surviving are four daughters, Joyce Newman and Shirley Dean, both of Buckhannon, and Hazel Wamble and Patricia Jordan, both of Wheeling; two sons, Russell Adams and Robert Adams, both of Buckhannon; one brother, Glen Adams; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Wallace Adams; and two sisters, Mary Adams and Jenny Adams.

Mr. Adams was a coal miner at Borgman Coal Co.

John W. Cottrill

CLARKSBURG -- John W. Cottrill of Kincheloe, originally from Clarksburg, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at his home following an extended illness. He had struggled with Crohn's Disease and clinical depression for many years, but had only recently been diagnosed at Cleveland Clinic with Shy-Drager Syndrome, a rare, incurable, neurological disorder.

He was born Nov. 18, 1952, the only son of the late Robert E. and Kathryn B. Cottrill.

His wife, Sharon Reeves Cottrill, originally from Clarksburg, whom he married Oct. 13, 1981, survives.

Also surviving are two sisters and one brother-in-law, Kay Cottrill, Bridgeport, and Barbara and Richard Iaquinta, Clarksburg; and one nephew, Christopher James Iaquinta, Clarksburg, who attends West Virginia University.

Mr. Cottrill was a 1971 graduate of Washington Irving High School and attended Fairmont State College and West Virginia University.

He worked as a union bricklayer of Local No. 15. He enjoyed fishing, turkey hunting, ramp feeds, literature and watching boxing. He had also enjoyed squirrel hunting with his mother. He loved dogs and had taken in many strays.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg. There will be a private family service at a later date at which time Mr. Cottrill's ashes will be scattered on Buckley Mountain in Pocahontas County, a place that he dearly loved and where he first hunted turkeys nearly 20 years ago.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harrison County Humane Society, Rural Route 2, Box 932, Shinnston, WV, 26431.

James Richard Crumrine

BUCKHANNON -- James Richard Crumrine, 75, of Route 6, Box 632, Buckhannon, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at his home.

He was born June 26, 1925, in Barbour County, a son of the late Paul E. Crumrine Sr. and Ruth Phillips Crumrine.

His wife, Helen Smith Crumrine, whom he married May 19, 1961, survives in Buckhannon. His first wife, Helen Margaret Brown Crumrine, preceded him in death.

Also surviving are two daughters, Margaret Louise Seals, Richmond, Va., and Beth Ann Aegan, Buckhannon; one brother, Robert E. Crumrine, Bridgeport, Ohio; one sister, Pauline Crumrine Alkire, one grandson, Darrick Aegan, and one uncle, Burton Phillips, all of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul E. Crumrine Jr.

Mr. Crumrine was a coal miner for Upshur Coal. He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

He was a 1942 graduate of Buckhannon Upshur High School and played on the 1943 North Football squad in the North South All Star Game. He was a member of the football boosters club.

He was owner operator of A & C Tire and Brown's Dairy. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Upshur County Heart Association, P.O. Box 438, Buckhannon, Chapel Hill Scholarship Fund, 88 South Kanawha St., Buckhannon, or the Buckhannon Upshur High School baseball team, c/o Mickey Tenney at Buckhannon Upshur High School.

Thomas M. Ferruso

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- Thomas Michael Ferruso died Tuesday, March 13, 2001.

He was a son of Patricia Lou Johnson of Arbutus

His wife, Anne M. Higginbotham Ferruso, survives.

Also surviving are his grandparents, Orlando and Louella Ferruso, Catonsville; and his mother-in-law, Diana Higginbotham, Clarksburg, W.Va.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Ferruso's name to Hospice of Howard County Inc., 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 433, Columbia, MD 21045 or U.M.M.S. Foundation for Brain Tumor Research, 22 Green St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Thomas Earl Patrick

BRIDGEPORT -- Thomas Earl Patrick, 82, a lifelong resident of Green Valley community, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born March 28, 1918, a son of the late Thomas J. and Martha Linger Patrick.

His wife, Alice Stout Patrick, whom he married in 1947 survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Judith Patrick Critchfield, Jane Lew; three sons and daughters-in-law, John (Beverly) Patrick, Bridgeport, Michael (Anita) Patrick, Bridgeport, and David Patrick at home; seven grandchildren, Adam Patrick, Vanessa Patrick, Micah Patrick, Timmy Bates, Paul Vincent, Matthew Patrick and Shelby Patrick; and two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Bertha) Rammage, Bridgeport, and Mrs. Nettie Moore, Rosemont.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Arron Patrick; one sister, Pearl Jenkins; two grandchildren, Genny and Chris Critchfield; and one son-in-law, Franklin Eugene Critchfield.

Mr. Patrick was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He was retired from the Union Carbide with 29 years of service and an auctioneer for 25 years.

He was a Christian. He attended Victory Valley Church, Rosemont.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, from 5-9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Jimmy Thompson presiding. Interment will follow in the Middleview Cemetery.

Helen Virginia Stewart

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Helen Virginia Stewart, 69, of 708 Mulberry Ave., Clarksburg, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 6, 1931, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Blaine W. Parsons and Virginia Mabel Constable Parsons.

Her husband, H. Eugene "Gene" Stewart, whom he married Aug. 19, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Brenda Joyce Stewart Morrison, Shelia Paulette Brewer and Dawn Joyce Stewart, all of Clarksburg, and Melanie Kay Asher, Mount Clare; one brother, Edmond Parsons, Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Michael Shawn Brewer, Bretta Kay Brewer and Jacklyn Danielle Stewart.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Vera Marsh.

Mrs. Stewart was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 7-9 p.m. today where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. William Haynes Jr. presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Ila Rebecca Roush

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Ila Rebecca Roush, 95, of Route 4, Salem, died at her residence Tuesday, March 13, 2001, following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 17, 1905, in Lockney, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Norman E. and Amanda Jane Meadows Richards.

Her husband, Herbert U. Roush, whom she married Dec. 25, 1927, preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1989.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Jack G. and Lillian Roush, one daughter-in-law, Mary Roush, all of Route 4, Salem; one brother, Graydon M. Richards, Sand Fork; four grandchildren, Jack L. Roush and wife, Carol, Clarksburg, Pam Snyder, Point Pleasant, Herbert D. Roush, Las Vegas, Nev., and Rebecca A. Roush, Salem; nine great-grandchildren, Christopher Snyder, David Bunch, Tina Hamrick, Tamra Wright, Herbert, Randi, Chasta, Heidi and Casey Roush; and nephews and nieces, Gary W. Richards, Donnie and Carol Richards, Jeff and Linda Richards, Rodney and Beverly Richards and Rosalee Richards.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Herbert J. Roush; six brothers, Ronald L., Carl, Oral, Clarence, Earlo and Dave Richards; and an infant sister, Jessie Richards.

Mrs. Roush had been a member of the former Stewarts Chapel Methodist Church. She was a member of the Sycamore Homemakers Club. She was a homemaker.

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. Friday with the Rev. Gary Rapking conducting. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Donia E. Harris Warner

WESTON -- Donia E. Harris Warner, 93, of Nellas Nursing Home, Elkins, formerly of Route 3, Buckhannon, died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 24, 1907, at Vadis, a daughter of the late John and Minnie Hurst Harris.

Her husband, Ralph Warner, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one sister, Freda Burkhammer, Weston; and several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Hugh (Shirley) Harris and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Gillum, both of Buckhannon.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Meda Workman and Mary Williams.

Mrs. Warner was a glassworker and a Methodist by faith.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 10-11 a.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert A. Heater officiating. Interment will follow in the Carder Cemetery, Vadis.

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