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Obituaries for Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Ullainee Lois Ballard

BUCKHANNON -- Ullainee Lois Ballard, 82, of 202 Nob Hill, Longwood, Fla., died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at South Seminole Hospital, Longwood.

She was born June 24, 1918, in Alton, a daughter of the late Okey David Gould and Flora Harris Gould.

Her husband, Ernest Ronald Ballard, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Ronald Ballard, Longwood; three grandsons, Ronald J. Ballard, California, Christopher Ballard, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Jonathan Ballard, Jacksonville, Fla.; two granddaughters, Hallie Ballard, Longwood, and Sarah Ballard, Winter Park, Fla.; and one great-granddaughter, Josephine Ballard, California.

Mrs. Ballard was a secretary at Martin Marietta Corp. and attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Infant Kalab Matthew Boyce

FLATWOODS -- Kalab Matthew Boyce, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2001.

He was the son of Karl Arthur Boyce and April Lynnette Ramsey Boyce, Burnsville.

Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, David and Cherry Dale Ramsey, Orlando; paternal grandparents, Allen and Roberta Boyce, Sutton; maternal great-grandmothers, Catherine Post Ratliff and Iva Lucas Ramsey, both of Burnsville; two uncles, Allen Boyce Jr. and Clarence Wesley Ramsey; and three aunts, Judith Boyce, Mary Ramsey and Amy Ramsey.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Taylor Cemetery, Heaters, with the Rev. Darrell Ramsey officiating. Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, is in charge of arrangements.

Faith Lynn Cleaves

WESTON -- Faith Lynn Cleaves, infant daughter of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Jonathan T. Cleaves and Sandra Murray Cleaves, Weston, died at 12:56 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001, at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, after developing an infection which she could not fight off.

She was born March 7, 2001, in Morgantown.

Also surviving are one brother, Nathaniel T. Cleaves, Weston; paternal grandparents, Dr. Emery T. and Edith Baldwin Cleaves, Jarrettsville, Md.; maternal grandparents, John and Marilyn Murray, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; paternal great-grandmother, Edith Single, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; maternal great-grandparents, John and Audrey Hildreth, Sarasota, Fla.; paternal uncle, Arthur Cleaves, Columbia, Md.; paternal aunts, Kathryn Cleaves, Jarrettsville, and Juliet Brundige, Alexandria, Va.; maternal aunts, Katherine Leonard, Seattle, Wash., and Mary Tinnel, Lenoir City, Tenn.; maternal uncle, John Murray, Clinton, Tenn.; and many cousins.

Friends will be received at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 1-2 p.m., the funeral hour, on Wednesday.

George Howard Fankhauser

PARKERSBURG -- George Howard Fankhauser, 78, of Mineral Wells, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Parsons, a son of the late Clarence L. and Nell Glenn Fankhauser.

His wife, Beulah Fankhauser, preceded him in death.

Surviving are one son, John Lucas, Parkersburg; one daughter, Janet Wilson and husband, James, Clarksburg; two sisters, Alice Crosten, Thomasville, Ga., and Margo Fankhauser, Arlington, Va.; one brother, Glenn Fankhauser, Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Diane Gherke, Mineral Wells, Amy Strange, Clarksburg, Lisa Leibering, Charlotte, N.C., Rebacca George and Sarah Weese, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and seven great-grandchildren, George Ankrom, Sierra Ankrom and Savannah Ankrom, all of Rockport, Megan and Matthew Strange, both of Clarksburg, and Wilson and Annabelle Leibering, Charlotte.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul Fankhauser.

Mr. Fankhauser was Protestant and a terminal manager for Halls Motor Transit.

Mary Marina 'Cookia' Medina

SHINNSTON -- Mary Marina "Cookia" Medina, 86, of Spelter, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 24, 1914, in Spelter, a daughter of the late Niganore Gonzalez and Maria Fernandez Gonzalez and stepfather, Jose Meries Bango, who raised her.

Her husband, Angel Medina Sr., preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1994.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Angel and Winnie Medina Jr., Spelter; one granddaughter, Mrs. Gary (Holly) Loring, Morgantown; one brother, Caesar Bango, Spelter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Angelina Guardado and Mary "Chon" Fernandez; and two brothers, Edward Gonzalez and Jose "Pat" Gonzalez.

Mrs. Medina was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Spelter, where she was a member of the Altar Society. She was a member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens, Hispanic Heritage and Cultural Association, and a lifetime member of the Spelter Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

Friends will be received at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. today and after noon on Wednesday. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston, with the Rev. Father Karl Wohinc officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Sarah T. Roveto

CLARKSBURG -- Sarah T. Roveto, 84, of 2026 Gould Ave., Clarksburg, died Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2001, at Clarksburg Continuous Care, following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 22, 1917, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Frank Roveto and Louisa Scalise Roveto.

Surviving are two sisters, Catherine E. Brown and Mary L. Mazzie, both of Clarksburg; one brother, James Roveto, Fresno, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph H. and Louis J. Roveto and two sisters, Virginia Nardella and Rose Roveto.

She retired from Eagle Convex Glass Co. after 42 years service.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. James Catholic Church, with Father Robert A. Perriello as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Freda Hamner Trickett

ELKINS -- Freda Hamner Trickett, 82, a resident of 100 Findley St., Elkins, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to Alzheimer's disease.

She was born Dec. 29, 1918, in Elkins, a daughter of the late George Erskine Hamner and Bertha Rozella Poling Hamner.

Her husband of 61 years, Forrest Virgil Trickett Jr., whom she married on Aug. 28, 1939, in Cumberland, Md., survives.

Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mildred Dodd, Fairmont, and Margaret McLaughlin, Elkins; and three nieces and seven nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Gary Forrest Trickett.

Mrs. Trickett was a graduate of Elkins High School, class of 1936. She had worked for the former Goldberg Department Store as manager of the shoe department, had worked as a bookkeeper for the former Elkins Laundry, had worked for the former Trickett's Grocery and in 1979 became bookkeeper for the Trickett Hardware of Elkins, retiring in 1986.

She was a former president of the Emma Scott Garden Club of Elkins, was a former treasurer and district governor of the West Virginia Garden Club, and a former president of the Homemaker's Club.

Mrs. Trickett was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elkins, where she had taught Sunday school for many years and served as a former president of the American Baptist Women and was past worthy matron of the Randolph Chapter No. 74, Order of the Eastern Star of which she had been a member for over 50 years.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vision 2000, in care of First Baptist Church, 412 Randolph Ave., Elkins, WV 26241 or to the North Central West Virginia Chapter, Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 4543, Star City, WV 26504-4543.

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