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Obituaries for Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Pauline N. Burns

BRIDGEPORT -- Pauline N. Burns, 96, of Loyalton, Calif., died Thursday, March 22, 2001.

She was born Oct. 1, 1904, on the family farm, located along Shinn's Run, a daughter of the late James and Ella Nuzum.

Her husband, Jack Burns, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Sue Ellen; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Burns worked on the family farm and helped hand milk some 40 registered Jersey milk cows. She attended a one-room country school, later graduated from Fairmont High School and Fairmont State College with a bachelor's degree in home economics.

Upon receiving her degree, she taught home economics in Pennsboro, until her marriage three years later. She later obtained a permanent position with the Fairmont Home Dairy, where she remained as accountant and bookkeeper until well into her 60s.

In 1985, at the invitation of her daughter and husband, she moved to Loyalton, where she enjoyed making new friends and the fellowship of a new church family.

Mrs. Burns was an active member of her church and its many activities. While living in Fairmont, she worshiped at First Baptist Church. Over the years, she served as Sunday school superintendent, teacher, choir member, social chairperson and state representative of the National American Baptist Convention.

Interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bridgeport Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Carl Gittings officiating. Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry T. Hickman

PARKERSBURG -- Harry T. Hickman, 77, of Murphytown, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at The Pines at Glenwood, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born July 4, 1923, in Harrison County, a son of the late Thurman T. and Edna Morris Hickman.

His wife, Catherine Riller Hickman, preceded him in death.

Surviving are one son, John Lee and one daughter-in-law, Joanna Lynn Hickman, Ridgeway, Va.; one daughter, Mary Lou and one son-in-law, Art Hunt, Washington; four grandchildren, Shawn Michael Hickman, Donna Sue Catherine Ginty, James Ebon Starcher and Angela Noella Starcher; two great-grandchildren, Madison Nicole Starcher and Tyler Brennan McQuinn; one brother, Chester K. Hickman; and five sisters, Vesta Flannigan, Edith Lipscomb, Caroline Nutter, Shirley Fox and Dorothy Savage.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Jessiphene Ash and two brothers, James and Frank Hickman.

Mr. Hickman served in the Navy during World War II and worked for Pennzoil Oil Gas and Oil Co. in Harrison, Tyler and Wood counties. In 1968, he began working with oil and gas production for Carl E. Smith, where he retired.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bristol United Methodist Church, Salem, with the Rev. Richard DeQuasie and Dr. Robert Florian officiating. Interment will follow at the K of P Cemetery, Salem. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Audra Webb

Lembright

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Audra Webb Lembright, 92, of Alliance, died at 8:25 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, at Bel-Air Care Center, Ohio.

She was born Jan. 25, 1909, in East Liverpool, a daughter of the late James W. and Alma Pollock Webb.

Her husband, J. Fred, whom she married Sept. 6, 1931, preceded her in death in 1975.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Sue Ellen Cinquini and Mrs. Caroline Kunz, both of Alliance, Mrs. Donald (Linda) Bandy, Homeworth, and Mrs. Bruce (Martha) Day, Long Valley, N.J.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Richard Anderson.

Mrs. Lembright lived in Alliance since 1924, after moving from East Liverpool. She was in charge of the Billing Department for the former Suburban Light and Power Co., Lima. She attended Abiding Savior Lutheran Church.

She graduated in 1927 from Alliance High School and attended the former James Russell Business College. She was a member of the Naomi Circle, Alliance Woman's Club, Physicians Wives Club, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 296 of Alliance, and the East Milton Street Garden Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abiding Savior Lutheran Church or Alliance Visiting Nurses Hospice.

Stephen Serback

PHILIPPI -- Stephen Serback, 65, a resident of Philippi, and a former resident of Aliquippa, Pa., passed away Sunday, March 25, 2001, at the home of his daughter in Center Township, Monaca, Pa.

He was born Oct. 23, 1935, in Lost Creek, a son of the late John and Mary Rusnak Serback.

His wife of 41 years, the former Hilda Streets, whom he married April 17, 1960, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and James Ward, Center Township, Monaca; four brothers, Paul Serback, Arden, Edward Serback, Philippi, Robert Serback and David Serback, both of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Sandra Malackanich, Connecticut, Betty Jean Riley, Cleveland, Ohio, and Rosemary Bowmar, Arden; two grandsons, Alan and Stephen Ward.

He was also preceded in death by five brothers, John Jr., George, Michael, Joseph and Richard Serback.

Mr. Serback was a retired computer operator with L.T.V. Steel in Aliquippa. He was a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church and a former member of St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa.

Irma Louise Taylor

BRIDGEPORT -- Irma Louise Taylor, 89, formerly of Johnson Avenue, Bridgeport, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

She was born Feb. 4, 1912, a daughter of the late Herbert and Rebecca Yerkey Roe.

Her husband, Harold E. Taylor, preceded her in death in 1991.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and R.N. Owens, Aurora, Colo., and Brenda Lee and James R. Tilson, Charleston; two brothers, Sherman Roe, Bigler, Pa., and Walter Roe, St. Maries, Idaho; two sisters, Zeta Benner, Akron, Ohio, and Eleanor Frame, Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Robert and Michael Owens and Rebecca Nissen; six great-grandchildren, Emily, Irene and Benjamin Owens, Elizabeth and Eli Owens and Lauren Nissen.

Ms. Taylor was a homemaker and previously worked as a clerk for the Ace Hardware Store, Bridgeport. She was a member of the Bridgeport Baptist Church, Bridgeport.

Friends will be received at Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Thomas Edgell officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

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