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Obituaries for Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000

James E. Alkire

SALEM -- James E. Alkire, 68, of Oak Street, Salem, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at his home following an illness of Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

He was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Salem, a son of the late Layman O. and Louia Carder Alkire.

His wife, Letitia Norris Alkire, whom he married Dec. 22, 1952, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn Denise and John Ford, St. Clairsville, Ohio, Janine Ruth and William Goff, Middleburg, Fla., and Lori Lee and Kevin Henry, Alexandria, Va.; five grandchildren, James Hustead and Amanda Goff, both of Florida, Kristin Ford, Ohio, and Megan and Kaitlyn Henry, Virginia; two brothers, French L. and wife Helen Alkire, Jacksonville, Fla., and Winston "Bud" and wife Sue Alkire, Salem; four sisters, Cuba Jones and husband Vic, Lake George, Fla., Anita Swecker, Bridgeport, Donna Hill and husband Jesse, Little Hocking, Ohio, and Iris Fahey and husband Bill, Marshville community.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Alkire.

Mr. Alkire was a lifelong member of the Salem Baptist Church where he was an ordained deacon since 1971. He also served on other boards and committees.

He was a certified petroleum geologist by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He worked for the U.S. Geological Survey as a civil engineer, Consolidated Gas Supply Co. where he was chief geologist, then served as a manager of geology for Alamco. Following his retirement, he was active in geological consulting throughout the Appalachian Basin.

He was a graduate of West Virginia University with the class of 1966. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Salem Lodge No. 84, A.F.&A.M.

Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Salem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lillian Simmons presiding. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery. His body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Neurology Research Fund for ALS, 3168 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown, WV, 26505 (James Alkire ALS Fund) or to People's Hospice of Clarksburg, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV, 26302 (James Alkire Memorial).

Eska Olive Barker

CLARKSBURG -- Eska Olive Barker, 82, of Grafton, formerly of Summit Park, died at 7:38 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Grafton Alliance Personal Care Home, following an extended illness.

She was born July 1, 1918, in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Dollie Holbert Carpenter.

Her husband, Harley Robert "Babs" Barker, preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1999.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Pamela) Adams, Lost Creek; one sister, Evelyn O. Stranger, Clarksburg; one grandson and wife, Robert and Crystal Adams, Nitro; and one niece, Mary Ann Holiday.

Mrs. Barker retired from Owens Illinois Glass.

Friends will be received at 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 2 p.m. Thursday, with Pastor Frederick Daniel Aves presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Maynard Edsil Brady

BRIDGEPORT -- Maynard Edsil Brady, 79, of Elk Avenue, Stonewood, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at his residence, following a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Falls Mills, a son of the late John Wesley Brady and Maude Slaughter Brady.

His wife, Wanda G. Randolph Brady, whom he married Aug. 10, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Larry Brady and wife, Mary, Quiet Dell; three daughters, Marlene Cayton, Stonewood, Rae Donna Guy and husband, Thomas, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Robin Marozzi and husband, Mark, Nutter Fort; eight grandchildren, Renee Matheny, Desiree Guy, Brandon Guy, J.W. Brady, Alishia Guy, Patrick Marozzi, Jarrod Marozzi, and Andrew Brady; three great-grandchildren, Robert and Joe Matheny and Alexys Guy; and one sister, Mrs. John (Lucille) Tenney, Buckhannon.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Brady; two sisters, Juanita Crites and Nola Wilson; and two brothers, Homer Brady and Richard Brady.

Mr. Brady served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He retired from the Upshur County Board of Education as an instructor of various courses.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 13 of Clarksburg, the Masonic Lodge No. 6, AF&AM and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite.

Mr. Brady was an avid fisherman and Protestant.

Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Jim Thompson presiding. Interment will follow in the Stonewall Park Cemetery. Full military services will be accorded at the cemetery by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 573 and the American Legion Post No. 13.

Clarestine Boso Dulaney

PENNSBORO -- Clarestine Boso Dulaney, 79, of Cairo, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born May 21, 1921, in Pond Creek, near Belleville, a daughter of the late Harry H. and Lillie Morehouse Boso.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Jenkins, Cairo, and D. Jean Lanzarotta and husband, Sam, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Jesse Swain, Coolville, Ohio, and Rachael Ayers and husband, James, Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Velma Davis, Virge Baker and Opal Rawson and one brother, Harry H. Boso.

Mrs. Dulaney was a homemaker.

Chandler Del Grubb

BUCKHANNON -- Chandler Del Grubb of Route 2, Box 142, Buckhannon, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born Nov. 24, 2000, in Buckhannon, a son of Michael Shawn Grubb and Jennifer Lynn Rowan Grubb, Buckhannon.

Also surviving are one brother, Michael Shawn Grubb II, at home; maternal grandmother, Pam Childers, maternal stepgrandfather, Mike Childers, paternal grandparents, Larry and Sue Grubb, maternal great-grandmothers, Gertie Mae Wright and Mary Rowan, and paternal great-grandmother, Geneva Grubb, all of Buckhannon; one aunt, Kelly Grubb, Weston; and one uncle, Tim Grubb.

Edith V. Hamilton

NUTTER FORT -- Edith V. Hamilton, 89, of Clarksburg, died Monday morning, Nov. 27, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg. She was born Aug. 13, 1911, in Wilsonburg, a daughter of the late Archie E. and Eunice Rexroad Locke.

Her husband, French Hamilton, whom she married July 11, 1937, preceded her in death in 1977.

Surviving are two brothers, William Locke, Clarksburg, and Leland Locke, Ravenna, Ohio; one nephew and two nieces.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Edward Hamilton in 1947; and one sister, Lorene Locke in 1937.

Mrs. Hamilton was a member of Freedom Southern Baptist Church, Nutter Fort.

Friends may call at Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with Pastor James Sanders presiding. Burial will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Freedom Southern Baptist Church, 107 Illinois Ave., Nutter Fort.

Gladys K. Henline

WESTON -- Gladys K. Henline, 71, of 247 John St., Weston, died at 9:05 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon, following a brief illness.

She was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Ralph and Bessie Markley Hitt.

On Sept. 12, 1946, she married Denver Owen Henline Sr., who preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1996.

Surviving are two sons, Tommy Joe Henline, Roanoke, and Bobby Henline, Weston; four daughters, Linda Barton, Horner, Peggy Gainer and Robin Sprouse, both of Weston, and Tammy Jeffries, Jane Lew; two brothers, Clarence Hitt, Berlin, and Ralph Junior Hitt, Jane Lew; four sisters, Mary Ruble and Ethel Keesucker, both of Roanoke, Amy Exline and Daisey Conrad, both of Weston; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, P.J. Henline, Timmy Henline and Kevin Barton; one son, Denver Owen Henline Jr.; one daughter, Cassie Ann Henline; one brother, Blair Hitt; and four sisters, Opal Leavitt, Lucy Tenney, Minnie Hefner and Pearl Aylor.

Mrs. Henline was a homemaker and a member of the Message of Light Tabernacle.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. William Hoover officiating. Interment will follow in the Orlando Cemetery.

Viola Anita Kellar

PENNSBORO -- Viola Anita Kellar, 90, of Route 1, Cairo, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Jan. 16, 1910, in Cairo, a daughter of the late George Sr. and Leafy Cantwell Cunningham.

Her husband, Forrest Paul Kellar, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Wayne Kellar, Searcy, Ariz.; one sister, Charlotte Burton, Dutch Ridge, Parkersburg; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Donald Paul Kellar; two brothers, James Cunningham and George Cunningham Jr.

Mrs. Kellar was a homemaker and had been employed by Economy Industries in Harrisville.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cairo Church of Christ, Cairo.

Essie Sue Mayle

PHILIPPI -- Essie Sue Mayle, 48, of Webster community, Route 2, Grafton, died at 1:28 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 1, 1952, in Philippi, a daughter of the late Carney and Agnes Croston Mayle.

On Sept. 29, 1970, she was married to Kenneth T. Mayle, who survives at Webster community.

Also surviving are three daughters, Tammy Mayle and Angela Mayle, both of Grafton, and Amy Mayle, at home; four grandchildren, Shane Mayle, Courtney Mayle, Maria Mayle and Angelia Mayle, all of Grafton; three sisters, Patricia Mayle and Josephine Dalton, both of Canton, and Barbara Parsons, Moatsville.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Agnes Nicole Mayle.

Mrs. Mayle was a homemaker and a former home health aide for the Taylor County Senior Citizens Center.

She was an avid reader and attended the Olive Hill Apostolic Church.

Lester Lewis Miller

BUCKHANNON -- Lester Lewis Miller, 77, of Buckhannon, Childers Run community, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000.

He was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Buckhannon, a son of the late William Gordon Miller and Dessie Wamsley Miller.

His wife, Imogene Pringle Miller, preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Debbie Roberts and husband, Dwayne, Buckhannon; two grandchildren, Douglas and Dianna; two brothers, Carrel Miller, Buckhannon, and Cloyd Miller, Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Evangeline Clark, Miami, Fla.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Clara Miles.

Mr. Miller was Methodist and worked at the water filtration plant for the city of Buckhannon.

Edward Lee Morgan

GRAFTON -- Edward Lee Morgan, 64, of Monticello, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, following a brief illness in Poca.

He was born April 5, 1936, in Parsons, a son of Mary Margaret Pitzer Morgan, Grafton, and the late Frederick Morgan.

His wife, Lanelle Newton Tucker Morgan, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Matthew Morgan and wife, Debra, Swanton, Ohio, and Mark Morgan and wife, Estrella, Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Mrs. Greg (Michelle) Simpson, Vilonia, Ark., Ms. Melissa Bass and Mrs. David (Cynthia) DeRosa, all of Conway, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Natalie, Jody and Stefanie Ballard, Trey and Cameron Bass, Morgan and Dayle DeRosa, and Kaytlyn Morgan; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Billy (Deborah) Bolen, Cornerville, Ark.; nine stepgrandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary C. Morgan, Nitro, and Ladonna C. Morgan, Kingwood; four brothers, Charles Robert Morgan and Gary Clark Morgan, both of Grafton, Ronnie Morgan and wife, Jerrianne, Sylmar, Calif., Jim Morgan and wife, Donna, Grafton.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Burdette "Sonny" Morgan and Jacob Rayar "Dickie" Morgan.

Mr. Morgan was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of honorable service.

Friends will be received at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Jeff Johnson, officiating. Burial will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, with military services being conducted by VFW Post No. 3081, American Legion, Taylor County Post No. 12 and DAV Chapter No. 24.

Evert Roy Pearcy

SALEM -- Evert Roy Pearcy, 90, of West Main Street, Salem, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 30, 1910, in Guysville, Ohio, a son of the late George and Mary Pearcy.

His wife, Elizabeth Elsie Bond Pearcy, whom he married in June of 1935, at Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church, preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 1994.

Surviving are one son, John Pearcy, Cary, N.C.; one daughter, Helen Pearcy Phillips, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; one brother, James W. Pearcy, Hendersonville, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Ogg, Alyria, Ohio, and Doris Effaw, Wyandotte, Mich.; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Mr. Pearcy's education began with his enrollment in a two year high school near Harrisville, where he became interested in football. A highlight in his high school football career occurred on Thanksgiving day of his senior year when he and his two brothers scored all the points in a football game against a nearby rival.

His athletic talents did not go unnoticed, he was guided by his football coach to accept a scholarship to Salem College, where he became captain of his football team. Soon after leaving Salem, he moved to Plainfield, N.J., to work in a factory and coach at Plainfield High School. A short time later he interviewed for a teaching position at Bristol High School.

His academic career included Dean of Men, Alfred State Tech, Alfred, N.Y., and later line coach at Alfred University, also at Alfred.

Mr. Pearcy received his master's degree in health and physical education at West Virginia University in 1940. From 1964-1970, he was dean of students at Salem College. He was a 50 year Mason, belonging to Salem Lodge No. 84, AF&AM.

Along with his membership in the Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church, he was ordained a deacon and trustee. Up until his most recent illness, he was president of Randolph Terrace Apartments.

There will be a memorial service and celebration of the life of Evert Roy Pearcy at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church, with Pastor Dale Thorngate presiding.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church building fund.

Mrs. G.R. 'Dick' Rollins

CLARKSBURG -- Marie L. "Lois" Rollins, 77, formerly of Liberty Addition and the Stoneybrooke area of Clarksburg, died at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Meadowview Manor Health Care Center, Bridgeport, following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 14, 1923, in Weston, a daughter of the late Forest S. and Gurnia B. Flannigan Tharp.

Her husband, G.R. "Dick" Rollins, whom she married Oct. 27, 1946, preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1996.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Geary R. Rollins and Roger N. and Sharon Rollins, all of Clarksburg; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Lenore) Randolph, Rockford community, and Mrs. Lorraine Gain Swain, Nutter Fort; three granddaughters, Erin Rollins Bowers and Amanda Rollins, both of Clarksburg, and Ashley Rollins, West Milford.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Louise Tharp.

Mrs. Rollins was a member of the Evangelical Congregational Church at Oakmound, Clarksburg. She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 3-9 p.m. today. A private graveside service will be held at the West Virginia National Cemetery, with Pastor E. Paul Southerlan conducting the graveside rites.

Ada L. Harbert Shreves

SHINNSTON -- Ada L. Harbert Shreves, 96, of Lumberport, died at 11:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Sept. 17, 1904, on Jones Run, a daughter of the late Thomas Elsworth Harbert and Rose Alice Webb.

Her husband, Joe Richard Shreves, whom she married Nov. 23, 1929, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Deloris Richards, Lumberport; two grandsons, Scott and Matt Richards and one great-granddaughter, Stefni Richards; two brothers, Artie W. Harbert, Lumberport, and Thomas H. Harbert, Gypsy; two sisters, Jessie Irene Taylor, Lumberport, and Beulah Helen Dye, Maryland.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Shreves was the middle child of nine children and has visited every state except three, Alaska, Hawaii and North Dakota. She was a member of the Lumberport Methodist Church, Green Hills Homemakers Club.

She served on the Election Board for 42 years and was a seamstress for many years for area residents. She was a member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens, Lumberport Satellite.

Mrs. Shreves enjoyed raising a garden and attended Fairmont Normal School. She taught school for nine years until 1933.

Friends will be received from 12:30-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Robert Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Lions Club Cemetery, Lumberport.

Eva C. Sponaugle

WESTON -- Eva C. Sponaugle, 82, of Troy, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at her residence, following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Leopold, a daughter of the late Clell and Rosa Bird Lowther Adams.

On Oct. 27, 1932, she married Arden Sponaugle, who preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1983.

Surviving are four children, William Sponaugle, Weirton, Homer Sponaugle, Chester, Orlen Rodrick, Newcomerstown, Ohio, and Evaline Lowther, Troy; one sister, Artie Adams, Clarksburg; one half sister, Kathleen Lunsford, Vadis; 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Carlos and Duwane Sponaugle; one sister, Marie Moorehead; one half sister, Margie Woofter; three brothers, James, Elmer and Wilmer Adams; and one grandson.

Mrs. Sponaugle was a homemaker and attended the Church of the Brethren.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 10 a.m.-noon (the funeral hour) today, with the Rev. Roy Wiant officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Gilmer County.

Marion Florence Stewart

FLATWOODS -- Marion Florence Stewart, 83, of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Gassaway, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at the home of her daughter.

She was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Marion Fletcher Caplinger and Eva McLaughlin Caplinger.

Her husband, Camden Stewart, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Susan and husband Michael Bullock, at whose home she died in Palm Bay, and Diane and husband, John Henley, Little Hocking, Ohio; one son, Michael D. Stewart, Melbourne, Fla.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Stewart attended the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Gassaway. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge at Gassaway and retired from U.S. Credit Life at Gassaway.

Charles E. Tenney

BUCKHANNON -- Charles E. Tenney, 81, of Buckhannon, Tennerton community, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born July 19, 1919, in Indian Camp, a son of the late Wilson Osburn Tenney and Addie Calrie Tenney.

His wife, Wilda M. Smith Tenney, whom he married Dec. 31, 1937, preceded him in death on April 14, 1996.

Surviving are one son, Doyle E. Tenney, Buckhannon; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Dunlavy and Mrs. Dorothy Koon, both of Tennerton; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Annie McKew, Alton; and one brother, Donnie Tenney, Vicksburg.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Evelyn Tenney; one son, Paul E. Tenney; two sisters and two brothers.

Mr. Tenney attended the Cornerstone Assembly of God in Tennerton. He was a coal miner.

Floyd B. 'Dave' Tenney

BUCKHANNON -- Floyd B. "Dave" Tenney, 102, of Rural Route 2, Box 144, Adrian, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the home of his daughter in Warren, Ohio.

He was born Aug. 28, 1898, in Hemlock, a son of the late Thomas Jefferson "Jack" Tenney and Nancy Kittle Tenney.

His wife, Nora Mae Daniels Tenney, whom he married Aug. 4, 1921, preceded him in death on April 26, 1975.

Surviving are five sons, Arnold Tenney Sr., Helvetia, the Rev. Conrad Tenney, Robert Dewey Tenney and the Rev. Doyle Tenney, all of French Creek, and David Tenney, Adrian; four daughters, Leatha Bacorn and the Rev. Rosalea Jeffers, both of Warren, Emma Pitcock, Adrian, and the Rev. Helen Graham Tenney, Inwood; one brother, Thomas Jefferson Tenney, Adolph; one sister, Blanch Ball, New Jersey; 71 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Floyd Denver Tenney; three daughters, Verla Leona Pritt, Lora Bernice Lightner and Zelma Virginia Tenney; four brothers, Samuel Tenney, Squire B. "Pete" Tenney, Ed Tenney and Simeon Tenney; four sisters, Cindy Williams, Ina Williams, Wilda Gould and Ethel Tenney; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Mr. Tenney was a coal miner, farmer and woodsman. He helped work out the large stands of West Virginia timber in the early 1900s.

He attended the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hemlock.

Dawson Teddy White

FRANKLIN -- Dawson Teddy White, 94, formerly of Charleston, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

He was born July 13, 1906, in Jenningston, a son of the late Lorenzo Dow White and Frances Day White.

His wife, Gertrude Cunningham, preceded him in death in 1943.

Surviving are one daughter, Ruby Maxine Kisamore, Seneca Rocks; five sons, Richard White, Kentucky, Dawson White Jr., New York, N.Y., Edwin White, Romney, Billy White, Junior, and Jerry White, Morgantown; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Chester White; one daughter, Doris White; and one sister, Londa Bennett.

Mr. White was a general laborer at pipeline construction and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 573, Clarksburg.

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