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Obituaries for Sunday, April 15, 2001

Hazel M. Genteel

CLARKSBURG -- Hazel M. Genteel, 83, of Anmoore, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, following an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 25, 1918, a daughter of the late Herman Gross and Nora Gross Saey.

Her husband, Sam Genteel, preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1989.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Richard "Dick" and Shirley Genteel, Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Rick and Tommy Genteel, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Pete (Tina) Watson, Haywood; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by two sisters, one brother and one stepson, Bobby Genteel.

Mrs. Genteel was a member of the Central Church of Christ, Clarksburg.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Hayward Minear officiating. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.

Marguerite O. Long

BUCKHANNON -- Marguerite O. Long, 76, of Silver Lake, Ohio, formerly of French Creek, died Friday, April 13, 2001.

She was born April 13, 1925, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Ashley Ogden and Ruth Alderman Ogden.

Her husband of 51 years, Fred E. Long, survives.

Also surviving are one sister, Catherine Reger, Buckhannon; one brother, Chester Ogden, French Creek; one nephew, James Reger, and one great-niece, Leigh Anne Reger, both of Finksburg, Md.

Mrs. Long was a retired teacher. She taught in West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio.

The viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel, Buckhannon. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Rock Cave Cemetery.

Evelyn L. Reed

BUCKHANNON -- Evelyn L. Reed, 70, of 34 Reger Ave., Buckhannon, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at her home.

She was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Harry Webster Detrick and Florence Crites Mackey.

Her husband, Forman Ray Reed, whom she married Dec. 11, 1954, survives in Buckhannon.

Also surviving are one son, Ronald W. Reed, and one sister, Martha Beckner, both of Buckhannon; and two granddaughters, Shanna Reed, Nutter Fort, and Amy Reed, Century.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Donald Ray Reed; and two brothers, Billy Jo Mackey and Charles Mackey.

Mrs. Reed was a homemaker. She was a Methodist by faith. She was a member of Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3663 Ladies Auxiliary.

Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will be at Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon.

Helen Louise Rome

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Helen Louise Rome, 80, of Summit Park, died at 8:46 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, from a sudden illness.

She was born May 22, 1920, in Ohio, a daughter of the late Harry Wilson and Genevieve Helmick Wilson.

Her husband, Pete Rome, preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1993.

Surviving are three daughters, Rhea Maxson, Clarksburg, Mrs. Ray (Shirley) Butler, Fresno, Calif., and Mrs. Billy Joe (Regina) DeFazio, Stonewood; two sons, Anthony Rome, Clarksburg, and Rickey Rome, Bridgeport; two brothers, Gene Wilson, Lost Creek, and Kenny Wilson, Weston; two sisters, Vie Tharp, Weston, and Elevone Rose, Wheeling; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Junior Wilson.

Mrs. Rome was a member of the Bethel Temple Church, Bridgeport. She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Howe presiding. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Hazel V. Slider

SHINNSTON -- Hazel V. Slider, 84, of Shinnston, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Smithfield, a daughter of the late Walter and Ola Haught Barker.

Surviving are five sons, George Slider, Bridgeport, Keith Slider, Kingsport, Tenn., Russell Slider, Illinois, David Slider, Shinnston, and Richard Slider, Ohio; three daughters, Mary Louise Parson, Illinois, Brenda Williamson and Peggy Baker, both of North Carolina; one brother, Clyde Barker, Ohio; two sisters, Ruth Barker and Mary Lou Edgell, both of Smithfield; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and one son, Tom Slider.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, after 2 p.m. Monday where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Austin Burrough officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Robert H. Stansberry

CLARKSBURG -- Robert H. Stansberry, 89, of 123 Westwood Ave., Bridgeport, died at 6:25 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born June 16, 1911, in Weston, a son of the late Charles H. Stansberry and Martha Ann Thomas Stansberry.

Twice married, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Vermon Stansberry, and is survived by his wife, Canna L. Rexroad Stansberry.

Also surviving are two stepsons, Kenneth H. Lewis, Arizona, and David E. Lewis, Florida; one stepdaughter, Linda McClung, Fairmont; three sisters, Ruth Boggess, Colorado, Eleanor Schaffer, Clarksburg, and Evelyn Diaz, West Milford; seven stepgrandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, the Rev. John A. Stansberry, who had been a missionary in South America; four sisters, Mary Ann Stansberry, Thelma Curry, Edna Stansberry and Tessie May Stansberry; and one stepson, Murrell Baughman.

Mr. Stansberry was a Methodist. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was retired after 42 years employment with Hazel/Atlas, Continental Can and Brockway companies.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 3 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert H. Wilson presiding. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Jack Franklin Walls

CLARKSBURG -- Jack Franklin Walls, 78, of Sunbridge Care of Salem, formerly of Nutter Fort, died Thursday evening, April 12, 2001, in Sunbridge Center.

He was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Bonnyman, Perry County, Ky., a son of the late Frank Walls and Mattie Whalen Walls.

Twice married, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Vonda Walls, and is survived by his wife, Sharon Allen Walls, whom he married March 29, 1972.

Also surviving are four sons, Terry Walls, Doddridge County, Gary Walls, Sun Valley, Jerry Walls and Jimmy Vest, both of Clarksburg; three daughters, Jackie McBee, Bridgeport, Valerie Walls, Buckhannon, and Jackie Bell, Clarksburg; one brother, Bobby Joe Walls, Clarksburg; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Walls was a member of the Pentecostal Church of the Living God, Stonewood. He had been employed by PPG Industries for 29 years.

Friends may call at the Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 205 Stout St., Stonewood, from 3-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with Pastor James F. Feeney presiding. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

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