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Obituaries for Saturday, April 7, 2001

Josephine Mary Angotti

MORGANTOWN -- Josephine Mary Angotti, 97, of 54 West Street, Westover, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital.

She was born Jan. 9, 1904, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Theresa Belcastro Bartolo.

Her husband of 36 years, John T. Angotti Sr., preceded her in death in 1960.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary T. Angotti, Morgantown; one son and spouse, John T. Jr. and Billie Jo Angotti, Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandchildren, John T. Angotti III, Westover, and Ronda Flowers, Chesapeake, Va.; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Josephine Angotti Gould who died in 1994; two sisters, Leticia Basile and Anita Belcastro; and three brothers, Vincent Bartolo, Arthur Bartolo and Ernest Bartolo.

Mrs. Angotti came to the United States in 1919. In 1925 she and her husband established a business in Scotts Run until 1950.

She was a member of the S.O.I. Loggia La Vittoria No. 914, Catholic Daughters of America, Court Ursula No. 594, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Morgantown Moose No. 264, and a member of St. Theresa/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

Nevil Campbell

PHILIPPI -- Nevil Campbell, 87, a resident of 300 Glade Ave., Philippi, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care.

She was born March 6, 1914, in Arden, a daughter of the late Ray and Mertie Mitchell Haller.

She was twice married, first to Hearsel Glen Murphy and second to Fred H. Campbell, both of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving are one sister, Nevah Haller McVicker, Philippi; and one brother, Clifford W. Haller, Grafton.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Charlie Haller, Calvin Burl Haller, Junior Ray Haller and Pete Haller.

Mrs. Campbell was a retired dental assistant for Dr. Glenn Poling at the Myers Clinic. She was a member of the Arden United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received after 4 p.m. today and until the 2 p.m. funeral service on Sunday at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 North Walnut St., Philippi, with the Rev. Denzil Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Opal G. Deusenberry

FAIRMONT -- Opal G. Deusenberry, 95, of Fairmont, Pricketts Creek community, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Wishing Well Health Center following a long illness.

She was born near Grafton at Cherry Run, a daughter of the late Hazel Summers.

Her husband, Theodore "Ted" Deusenberry, preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1990.

Surviving are one son, Donald Deusenberry, two daughters, Helen Mays and Mary Mowrey, five grandchildren, Vonda Mowrey, David Mowrey, Kevin Mowrey and Cindy Underwood, all of Fairmont, and Mark White, Mannington; six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Lula Belle White; one son, Arnold Lee Deusenberry at birth; one brother, Lester Austin; one sister, Charlotte Brock; and two grandsons, Gary Mays and Robert Mays.

Mrs. Deusenberry was a homemaker and a mother. She was a member of the Viola Mission Church.

She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers.

Constance 'Connie' Flannery

CLARKSBURG -- Constance "Connie" Flannery, 74, of P.O. Box 5, Center Point, died at 11:09 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

She was born May 23, 1926, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Lewis Worthy Stutler and Elva Myrtle Holstein Stutler.

Her husband, Richard Wesley Flannery, whom she married Sept. 16, 1942, preceded her in death.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ray (Donna) Mearns, Elkins, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Moore, Center Point, Beverly Jean Fisher, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Bruce (Kimberly Jo) Haley, Utah; one son, Donald Wayne Fittro, Elkins; one brother and sister-in-law, Ogden and Mary Stutler, Stonewood; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Stanley Flannery; one brother, Wilburn Stutler; and two sisters, Gladys Barbo and Juanita Smith.

Mrs. Flannery had been a waitress and had operated the restaurant at the Lake Floyd Club.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Kenneth E. Kendall presiding. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Joseph T. Martin Jr.

CLARKSBURG -- Joseph T. Martin Jr., 77, of Clarksburg and Winter Garden, Fla., passed away Friday, April 6, 2001, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital, Clarksburg, of acute heart failure after a long illness.

He was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Glendale, a son of the late Joseph T. Martin Sr. and Sarah Utt Martin.

His wife of 53 years, Jean Martin, whom he married June 12, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Michael Griffith, Clarksburg, and Darlene Martin Garcia and David Garcia, Bridgeport; one grandson and wife, David and Morgan Griffith; one great-granddaughter, Amanda Jane Griffith, Charleston; and one sister, Irene Tschappat, California.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Dale Martin, Wheeling.

Mr. Martin was a Catholic by faith. He was well-known in the area as the founder of J.R. Martin Co. in 1969.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a gunner's mate in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of the American Legion-Benwood, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clarksburg, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and former member of the Clarksburg Elks.

He loved his family, friends, God and country. He was an avid fan of West Virginia University football. He enjoyed music and playing his guitar with "The Do Gooders Band," entertaining at several area nursing homes and the Veterans Administration Hospital.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, from noon-3 and 5-8 p.m. Sunday, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Father Larry Wrenn officiating. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery where full military graveside rites will be conducted.

Birdie M. James

GLENVILLE -- Birdie M. James, 86, of 309 Whiting Ave., Glenville, died at 10:18 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

She was born June 6, 1914, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Okey and Druzella Yerkey Peters.

Her husband, Parker B. James, preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1974.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ray James and wife, Betty, three grandchildren, Jennie Chapman and Rusty, Earl R. James and wife, Gail, and Paul A. James and wife, Darlene; two great-grandchildren, Jesse Ray Chapman and Selena Brice James, all of Cheraw, S.C.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by one daughter, Ellen Betcher in January 1997; and three brothers, Howard, Floyd and Denzil Peters.

Mrs. James was a homemaker. She attended the Glenville First Baptist Church.

Tammy Jo Mayle

GRAFTON -- Tammy Jo Mayle, 38, of Kennesaw, Ga., died suddenly Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 25, 1962, in Clarksburg, a daughter of Brenda Sue Mayle of Kennesaw, and the late Vance Mayle.

Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Jerry "Pamela" Hamilton, Kennesaw; her maternal grandfather, Marcellous Mayle, Flemington; four uncles, Cellous Mayle, Pruntytown, Marce Lee Mayle, Grafton, Danny Mayle, Flemington and Mickey Mayle, Nevada; three aunts, Judy Mayle and Viva Hosey, both of Grafton, and Veldine Mayle, Carolina; and numerous other family and friends.

Ernest Andrew Rudy

FAIRMONT -- Ernest Andrew Rudy, 66, of Fairmont, died Friday, March 16, 2001.

He was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Fairmont, a son of the late Marion and Goldie Henderson Rudy and stepmother, Gertrude Williams Rudy.

His wife, Mrs. Bernice Lazorick Rudy, of Fairmont, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Rudy, Morgantown; one daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Paul Thobois, Morgantown; one brother, Cleo Rudy, Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.

He was raised by his stepmother, Gerturde Williams Rudy, and his sister, Leota Vincent.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Everett Rudy; and two sisters, Mabel Rudy Knight and Leotta Rudy Vincent.

Mr. Rudy retired from W.S. Thomas Transfer after more than 42 years of service. He also worked at the Hammond Brick Yard in his youth. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of East Fairmont High School and Fairmont State College.

He was a member of the B.P.O.E. No. 294 Elks Lodge and the West Virginia Motor Truck Association where he was an officer. He recently became a member of the St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church. He was an avid sports fan.

Anne Lawson Shaw

PHILIPPI -- Anne Lawson Shaw of Mansfield Addition, Philippi, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was a daughter of the late William Clifford and Agnes Williams Lawson.

Her husband, A. Ray Shaw III, whom she married July 21, 1962, in St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Grafton, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Susan Shaw McBee, Alexandria, Va., Sarah Shaw Jones, Louisa, Va., and Rebecca Shaw Sigler, Winchester, Va.; one sister, Gretchen Lawson LeMasters, Dillsburg, Pa.; four grandchildren, Seth Donovan McBee, Hannah Elizabeth McBee, William Porter Jones and Meredith Anne Sigler.

Mrs. Shaw graduated from Grafton High School in 1954 and from West Virginia University in 1959 with a bachelor's degree in medical technology.

She was a former chief medical technologist at Fairmont General Hospital and medial technologist at the Myers Clinic in Philippi.

She had been a member of the Philippi Public Library Board and past president of the board of directors of Heart and Hand Ministries in Philippi. She volunteered in numerous community and church programs and projects.

She was a member and had served on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Buckhannon. Previously she had been a member and senior warden of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Philippi, and St. Mathias Episcopal Church, Grafton.

Mrs. Shaw's request for cremation will be honored. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Pamela Sue Welsh

NUTTER FORT -- Pamela Sue Welsh, registered nurse, 47, of Nutter Fort, died Friday, April 6, 2001, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born April 7, 1953, at Camp Carson, Colorado Springs, Colo., a daughter of Lela Clem Sylvia of Nutter Fort, and the late Gilbert Sylvia.

Her husband, George V. Welsh, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Marché Anne Welsh; one son, George V. "Buddy" Welsh, both at home; her brother, Gilbert Sylvia Jr., Oregon; and her dearest friend, Kimberly Snoops.

She was also preceded in death by her stepbrother, Larry Morgan, Norfolk, Va.

Mrs. Welsh was a devout Christian and a member of the Union Mission Church in Nutter Fort. She graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1974 and graduated from the Fall River School of Nursing, both in Massachusetts.

She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where she served as a nurse for three years. She was later employed as a nurse for the Veteran's Administration Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg.

For the past seven years she has worked at the Monongahela Valley Association Home Health and Hospice program, where she was a supervisor.

Friends may call at the Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gerald Lee presiding. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Because of her work with the Home Health and Hospice program, in lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the MVA Hospice, P.O. Box 1112, Fairmont, WV 26554.

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