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Obituaries for Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Thelma Marie Beatty

PINE GROVE -- Thelma Marie Beatty, 76, of 407 Beech St., New Martinsville, formerly of Smithfield, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late George W. and Gladys M. Copenhaven Beatty.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Myers and husband, John, New Martinsville; two granddaughters, Crystal Myers, Clarksburg, and Beverly Myers, Oak Hill; one foster grandson, Terry Quinn, Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Mrs. Beatty was a member of the Bridge Street Church of Christ, New Martinsville.

Constanti John Evangelinos

CLARKSBURG -- Constanti John Evangelinos, 65, of Baltimore, Md., died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

He was born May 19, 1935, in Clarksburg, a son of the late John and Mary Sestina Evangelinos.

Surviving are one sister, Helen Svingos, Baltimore; two nieces and one nephew.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Evangeline Madera.

Mr. Evangelinos was a member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Baltimore. He worked previously for the State of Maryland Unemployment Office.

There will be no visitation and a graveside service will be held at Elkview Masonic Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Father Leonidas H. Drakopoulas presiding. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

June Glover Core

SHINNSTON -- June Glover Core, 88, of 80 Main St., Shinnston, died at 5:50 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Audia's Personal Care Home, Lumberport.

She was born June 5, 1912, in Lumberport, a daughter of the late Harmon and Florence Ash Drummond.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman Glover and by her second husband, Willis Core, who died July 25, 1998.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Nancy) Riley, Shinnston; one son, Daniel Glover, Barnesville, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Cathrine Shreve, Perry, Ohio; seven grandchildren, David and Jim Riley, Kim Ice, Mark, Norman, Richard and Danny Glover; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Warden, Dan and Ralph Drummond; three sisters, Geraldine Keller, Gladys Bacorn and Florence Vicaldo; and one great-grandson, Jeremy Ice.

Mrs. Core was a member of the First Baptist Church, Shinnston.

Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Aulbert Roberts and the Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Ruby I. Gillispie

BUCKHANNON -- Ruby I. Gillispie, 74, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Czar, died Friday, April 6, 2001.

She was born Oct. 18, 1926, in Czar.

Surviving are four sons, Hayward and wife, Judy Gillispie, Robert and wife, Julia Gillispie, Frank and wife, Diane Gillispie and Michael Gillispie, all of Cleveland; five grandsons, Hayward, Robert Jr., Frank, Mitchell and Matthew Gillispie; three granddaughters, Nicole, Tracy and Jessica Gillispie; two brothers, Nelson Smith and Tom Smith; three sisters, Yvonne Andrews, Janice Taylor and Josie Sugalski; and one sister-in-law, Evelyn Wilson, Selbyville.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Aleta Uhler.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pine Grove Cemetery, Czar.

Jane P. Hemingway

CLAY -- Jane P. Hemingway, 73, of Widen, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at home, following an extended illness.

She was born June 5, 1927, in Widen.

Her husband, Ellsworth Hemingway, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia Lee Conley and husband, Peter, Bridgeport; one brother, Ted Potasnik, Nebo; three sisters, Wanda Hamrick, Widen, Frances Colluzi and Virginia Backus, both of Maryland; two granddaughters, Mirian Jane Conley and Sarah Elizabeth Conley.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Joe, Frank and Dave Potasnik.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care Inc., 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

Delora Frances 'Pet' Hinkle

BUCKHANNON -- Delora Frances "Pet" Hinkle, 70, of 109 Randolph St., Buckhannon, died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2001, at her home in Buckhannon.

She was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Claude Fox and Gatha Beer Fox.

Her husband, Obid Hinkle, whom she married June 24, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Thompson, Elkins, and Lea Ann Groah, Buckhannon; two brothers, Daruis Fox, Hampton, Va., and Dayton Fox; one sister, Dorothy Simons, Hampton; two granddaughters, Brenda Thompson, Mt. Laurel, N.J., and Angie Queen, Buckhannon; one grandson, Rodney Thompson, Elkins; and five great-grandchildren, Dalton Queen and Hannah Queen, both of Buckhannon, Hunter Thompson and Cole Ends, both of Elkins, and Brandon Mundine, Mt. Laurel.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Donald Fox, Dale Fox and Doris Fox; one sister, Delma Post; and one great-granddaughter, Shasta Dean.

Mrs. Hinkle was co-owner of Hinkles Grocery Store and was Methodist. She was a member of the First Nighters Bowling League and enjoyed bingo.

Donzel F. Jones

SALEM -- Donzel F. Jones, 84, of Valley Street, Salem, died at 4:50 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born June 16, 1916, in Fink Creek, Lewis County, a son of the late Fillmore F. and Luvena West Jones.

His first wife, Anna Lee Peters Hinkle, preceded him in death. His present wife, Nancy Hutson Boggs Jones, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Thelma) Gonzalez, Smithburg, and Mrs. Lonnie (Lovenia) Korb, Burley, Idaho; two stepsons, Stephen Hutson and Randall Boggs, both of Salem; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Mark (Melissa) Duffelmeyer, Covington, Va.; five grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Jones was a member of the Salem Baptist Church. He was a retired mechanic for West Virginia Tractor Co.

Friends will be received at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Ray French presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Ruth Lillian Lamm

CLARKSBURG -- Ruth Lillian Lamm, 76, of Route 2, Box 584, Clarksburg, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born April 22, 1924, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late James Richison and Grace Graves Richison Watkins.

Surviving are one son, Gerald E. Lamm II, Lombardo, Fla.; one daughter, Penny Lamm, Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Kelli Lamm and Christopher Lamm, both of Florida, and James Todd Benge, Texas; one niece, Becky Smith, Fairmont; and one nephew, Mark Newbrough, Buckhannon.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Doris Newbrough.

Mrs. Lamm was a member of the United Methodist Temple Church, the United Methodist Women and the Freda Payne Circle. Her memberships also included the YWCA, Senior Citizens and Harrison County Extension Agency.

She had been employed in the offices of Dr. Dale Palmer and Dr. James A. Selario. She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Haynes Jr., presiding. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Temple, 665 Locust Ave., Clarksburg, WV 26301 or East View Parkview Community Association, P.O. Box 7510, Clarksburg, WV 26302.

Edith Mabel 'Tootie' Martin

GRAFTON -- Edith Mabel "Tootie" Martin, 80, of Mapel Ave., Grafton, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Wallace B. Murphy Nursing Care Facility, Grafton.

She was born Sept. 2, 1920, in Grafton, a daughter of the late Brooks F. and Marguerite Maude Dunnington Martin.

Surviving are one sister, Ruth Martin, Grafton.

Miss Martin was a retired school teacher, teaching at both Pruntytown and Pleasant Creek schools. She was a graduate of West Virginia University and was Episcopalian by faith.

Otis D. 'Charlie' Mayfield

SHINNSTON -- Otis D. "Charlie" Mayfield, 63, of Jones Run, Lumberport, died at 8:15 a.m., Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Jun 22, 1937, in Gypsy, a son of the late Carroll and Mabel Summers Mayfield.

His wife, Joyce Ann Goodan Mayfield, whom he married April 30, 1977, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Terry Mayfield, Akron, Ohio; six daughters, Holly Heldreth, Tamara Shaver, both of Lumberport, Kimberly Mayfield, Wallace, Marlene Popeka, Tammy Smith, Brenda Frye, all of Akron, Ohio; 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three brothers, five sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Mayfield was a truck driver for 28 years, having worked for the Scot Lad Co. and the Clarksburg Casket Co.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was affiliated with the Jewel City Church at Haywood.

Friends will be received at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with Pastor John Pigott officiating. Interment will be in the Lions Club Cemetery, Lumberport.

Bertha Pauline Louise 'Bee' Hausch Poling

ELKINS -- Bertha Pauline Louise "Bee" Hausch Poling, 90, a former resident of Akron, Ohio, Hazelwood, Lavalette Avenue, Elkins, and since 1997, a resident of Covington, Va., where she made her home with her daughter, and more recently a patient at Liberty House Nursing Home, Clifton Forge, Va., died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the nursing home. She had been in declining health since Jan. 1, 2001, and death was attributed to pneumonia.

She was born Oct. 25, 1910, in Akron, a daughter of the late Conrad Hausch and Bertha Lutz Hausch.

Her husband, Russell Burton Poling, whom she married July 25, 1931, in Akron, preceded her in death on June 18, 1980.

Surviving are one daughter, Marilyn A. Poling Lambert and husband, Harold, with whom she made her home, Covington; three sons, Richard Gail Poling, Painesville, Ohio, Russell Burton Poling Jr. and wife, Shirley Hall, Dunmore, Robert Lee Poling and wife, JoAnn Albright, Akron; one sister, Helen Carr, Tallmadge, Ohio; one brother, William C. Hausch, Akron; 11 grandchildren, Uxter Harold Lambert Jr. and wife, Darlene, Covington, Lisa Poling Nickols and husband, Todd, North Carolina, Richard W. Poling and wife, Lori and Kurt D. Poling and wife, Melanie, all of Madison, Ohio, RussAnn Poling Brumfield and husband, Paul, Sissonville, Debbie Kay Poling Rohr, Elkins, Robin L. Poling Howe and husband, Brian, Norton, Ohio, Robert L. Poling II, Russell L. Poling and Renee L. Poling, all of Akron, and Rochelle L. Poling, Columbus, Ohio; 14 great-grandchildren, Andrew S. Lambert, Norfolk, Va., Matthew Lambert, Covington, Rachel, Kurt, Nicholas, Ryan and Allison, Madison, Ohio, Ryan Brumfield, Sissonville, Brandi L. Rohr, Elkins, Rachelle and Cody Howe, Norton, Ohio, Stormi Poling, Akron, Caroline Nichols and Andrew Nichols, both of North Carolina, and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Sierra and Tiffany, Elkins.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Emily Jane Poling Hunt; one son, William Ray Poling; two sisters, Ann A. Hausch Holb, Hilda Hausch and one brother, Harold K. Hausch.

Mrs. Poling was a worker with the community of Hazelwood and helped to form the church and played the organ. She also helped to form the youth fellowship, volleyball team, cake walks and square dances.

She was an officer with the Farm Women's Club and was a member of the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church, Elkins.

Richard L. Robinson

CHARLESTON -- Richard L. Robinson, 67, of Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach, Fla., died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, Ormond Beach.

He was born in Dunbar.

His wife of 43 years, Jaunita, survives in Ormond Beach.

Also surviving are one son, J. Richard Robinson, York, Pa.; one brother, George M. Robinson, Dunbar; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Robinson moved to Ormond Beach four months ago from Charleston. He was an accountant with Union Carbide, Charleston.

He was a member of the Humphreys Memorial Methodist Church, Dunbar and was a U.S. Navy Korean veteran.

Memorial contributoins can be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 11 Forest St., New Canaan, Ct. 06840.

Thelma Gay Hebb Sharps

BRIDGEPORT -- Thelma Gay Hebb Sharps, 83, of Route 3, Bridgeport, passed away Monday, April 9, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 22, 1917, in Evansville, a daughter of the late H.R. and Etta Gay Lewis Hebb.

Her husband, Archie E. Sharps, survives in Bridgeport.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William E. and Donna Jo Sharps, Bridgeport; one daughter, Clarice Gail Findley, Bridgeport; three grandchildren, Mark Findley, Judi Lambert and Craig Sharps, all of Bridgeport; four great-grandchildren, Christina and Brian Findley and Ashley and Justin Lambert; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Alainna and Julia Lantz; one brother, Hercel Hebb, Bridgeport; one sister, Katherine Chute, Logan; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Hebb and four sisters, Geneva Sharps, Lucille Hebb, Mary Robinson and Hazel Loughrie.

Mrs. Sharps was a homemaker and a 50 year member of Middleville CEOS. She was also a member of the Middleville Baptist Church.

Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, the funeral hour, at Middleville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul Boyles and the Rev. Robert G. Perine presiding. Interment will follow in the Woodsdale Memorial Park, Grafton.

William Basil 'Bill' Strader

GRAFTON -- William Basil "Bill" Strader, 70, of Wasington Street, Grafton, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Grafton City Hospital, Grafton.

He was born May 5, 1930, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Forman Guy and Ona Linger Strader.

His wife, Sara Montgomery Strader, whom he married Aug. 15, 1970, survives.

Also surviving are one brother, Forman Eugene Strader and wife, Helen, California, Md.; one sister, Mary Ellen Corder and husband, Alfred, Buckhannon; one brother-in-law, Ralph Young, Hot Springs, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Martha Jane Young.

Mr. Strader was a security guard, having worked for Baker Manufacturing of Cleveland, Ohio, Core of Engineers and Lock Operator of New Martinsville.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and held membership in the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge, both of Buckhannon, and was a social member of the VFW of Morgantown.

Mr. Strader was a life time member of Reger Chapel United Methodist Church, Bushy Fork Road, Upshur County. He was a 1950 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School.

Friends may call Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. and Fr. Ronald Prechtl, officiating. Burial will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown.

Carl Swiger

FRANKFORT, N.Y. -- Carl Swiger, 77, a long time resident of 306 East Main St., Frankfort, passed away Friday, April 6, 2001, at his home unexpectedly.

He was born March 6, 1924, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a son of Grasson and Flossie Prine Swiger.

His wife, Lavena Shaffer, whom he married May 9, 1947, in Clarksburg, preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 2000.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Beverly Ann and Alfred Carpenter, Eaton, and Diane Marie Emerson, Ilion; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl G. and Deena Swiger, Schuyler; four grandchildren, Joshua and Cory Emerson and Sarah and Rebecca Carpenter; many nieces, nephews and cousins and several close friends and neighbors.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Elder.

Mr. Swiger attended school in Clarksburg and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the 422nd Field Artillery Battalion.

He was awarded the following medals and citations in recognition of his dedicated service: Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon.

Mr. Swiger worked in the Dry Cleaning Industry for many years, retiring in 1986. He was last employed by Dulak Cleaners in Frankfort, and prior to that Orchid Cleaners in Schuyler and Prine Cleaners in Ilion.

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