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Obituaries for Friday, April 27, 2001

Lindsey Warren Carr

PARSONS -- Lindsey Warren Carr, 71, a resident of Shavers Fork, Tucker County, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at the home of his daughter. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to heart failure.

He was born July 24, 1929, in Hendricks, a son of the late Wayne and Inva Pitzer Carr.

On June 6, 1951, in Maryland, he married the former Gertrude Marie "Toots" Hedrick, who preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1998.

Surviving are three sons, Terry Carr and wife, Chris, Norton, Ohio, Tom Carr and wife, Pam, Corunna, Mich., and Michael Carr, Shavers Fork; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Linda) Canfield, Pheasant Run, Mrs. Gene (Bonita) Yeager, Beverly "Bev" Carr Simmons and Mrs. Jamie (Susie) Rohr, all of Massillon, Ohio; five brothers, Elmer Carr, Kerens, Troy Carr, Dry Fork, Charlie Carr, Florida, Ernie Carr, Keyser, and Roger Carr, Hambleton; one sister, Lydia Hall, Georgia; 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Artie Dale Carr; four brothers, John, Lorenza, Ezra and Hancel Carr; three sisters, Nora Carr, Julia White and Emma Simmons and one grandson, Brent Warren Yeager.

Mr. Carr attended school at Dry Fork and was a Korean conflict veteran. He worked 38 years for Babcock and Wilcox of Barberton, Ohio, retiring in 1991, and was a farmer.

The Barb-Greenlief Funeral Home, Parsons, is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille L. Davis

FAIRMONT -- Lucille L. Baker Davis, 67, of Grafton, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Fairmont, a daughter of the late Orgeon Nelson and Nancy Reeves Baker.

Her husband of 46 years, Arthur Eugene Davis, whom she married July 18, 1954, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Randal Ken and Sue Davis, Grafton; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl A. and Mark R. Steele, Morgantown; two brothers, Dallas Baker and Nelson Baker, and two sisters, Phyllis Baker Wilson, all of Fairmont, and Bernice Baker Wyer, Akron, Ohio; and one grandson, Eric Randall Steele, Morgantown.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Baker Kittle and Maxine Baker Boyce.

Mrs. Davis was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She retired in 1998 from Rosewood Nursing Home, Grafton, where she had worked as a cook for 19 years.

She was a member of the Viola Union Mission Church. She enjoyed cooking, reading, growing flowers and going to church.

Marian Kisner Kendrick

FAIRMONT -- Marian Kisner Kendrick, 85, of Brightwood Street, Fairmont, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital.

She was born April 29, 1915, in Marion County, a daughter of the late William and Evelyn Kirby Kisner.

Her beloved husband of 65 years, Gerald "Red" Kendrick, whom she married Dec. 24, 1930, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jerry and Susan Kendrick, Fairmont; one daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Don Seay, Albany, Ga.; four grandchildren, Jan and Tom Seay, both of Albany, David and wife, Michelle Kendrick, Salt Lake City, Utah, Scott and wife, and Beth Kendrick, Marshville, S.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Tiffany Seay, Kelly, Jacob and Lindsey Kendrick.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Linda Fultz Kendrick.

Mrs. Kendrick was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker who enjoyed many years of golf, both at the Old Fox Hill Country Club and Green Hills Country Club.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, WV 25302, or the Union Mission, 107 Jefferson St., Fairmont, WV 26554.

Harold T. 'Wink' McCullough

PENNSBORO -- Harold T. "Wink" McCullough, 94, of 209 Maple Ave., Pennsboro, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at the family residence.

He was born June 13, 1906, at Mole Hill, Ritchie County, a son of the late Harvey James and Fannie A. Thomas McCullough.

His wife, Louise Lantz Ridgway McCullough, survives.

Also surviving are two stepsons, Donald Ridgway, Allentown, Pa., and Ronald Ridgway, Parkersburg; two sisters, Helen Burton, Marion, Ohio, and Kenneth K. "Tom" McCullough, Pennsboro; four nieces, Frannie Yerman, Marion, Ohio, Betty Archer, Parkersburg, Mary Finley, Hope Sound, Fla., and Genevieve Amos Barker, Parkersburg; and seven nephews, Jim Burton, Los Angeles, Calif., Jack Haymond, Cleveland, Ohio, Larry and Gary McCullough, Pennsboro, Thomas A. McCullough, Pennsboro, Ken McCullough, Hockessin, Del., and Rick McCullough, St. Marys.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ben, Bernard "Cy" and Emerson McCullough; four sisters, Lee Haymond, Zula Marsh, Mattie O. Bee and Ruth Crandall.

Mr. McCullough was a graduate of Pennsboro High School. He attended Salem College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army with the Eighth Tank Battalion during 1942 and 1943.

He, along with his brother, Tom McCullough, operated the McKinley-McCullough Funeral Home and Furniture Store as partners, where Harold served as a bookkeeper and manager of the furniture store for 24 years, retiring in 1969.

He enjoyed going to the former McCullough Farm at Mountain and taking his nephews hunting and fishing during his younger years, and later in his life the most enjoyable and meaningful hours were spent visiting with his neighbors and spending time with his caring wife.

He was affiliated with the Pennsboro Church of Christ.

It is requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Housecalls Home Health and Hospice, 808 Division St., Parkersburg, WV 26101, in the name of Harold McCullough. Their caring, loving help was vital to his quality of life at its conclusion.

Thomas Ira Nay

JANE LEW -- Thomas Ira Nay, 59, of Route 2, Jane Lew, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born July 6, 1941, at Clarksburg, a son of Ira Paul and Ella Margret "Toots" Rapking Nay of Route 2, Jane Lew.

His wife, Gloria "Jean" Richardson Nay, whom he married May 11, 1977, at Hicksville, Ohio, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Thomas Ira Nay II, Wyonna, Minn.; two daughters, Lora Michelle Dare and husband, Paul, and Tonda Lou Dare and husband, Mike, all of Carrollton, Ohio; two sisters, Janet Hite, Birmingham, Ala., and Debby Stuttler, West Union; three brothers, Bob Nay, Lawerenceville, Ga., Ted Nay, Good Hope, and Don Nay, Jane Lew; and five grandchildren.

Mr. Nay owned Autumn Wood Inc. at Fairmont. He was a master craftsman in woodworking.

He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the New Bethel United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the New Bethel United Methodist Church, Good Hope, with the Rev. Gary Rapking assisted by Pastor Michael Richards officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will follow in the Good Hope Masonic Cemetery.

Eleanor Grace Snyder

CLARKSBURG -- Eleanor Grace Snyder, 88, of Colonial Place, Elkins, died at 12:34 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Colonial Place.

She was born Jan. 15, 1913, in Connellsville, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry Hay and Eva Beatty Hay.

Her husband, Enoch Evans Snyder, preceded her in death in January 1961.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Evans and Jill Smith Snyder, Harman, and Hayward Albert and Bonnie Boswell Snyder, Midlothian, Va.; four grandchildren, Enoch and Joy Snyder, Charlottesville, Va., Scott Snyder, Richmond, Va., and Mitchell Snyder, Midlothian, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Harry Hay Jr.; and four sisters, her twin, Janet Crist, Alice Burley, Ruth McIntyre and Geraldine Merrifield.

Mrs. Snyder was a retired registered nurse. She was a graduate of Monongah High School and St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing. She was a past president of the St. Mary's Nursing Alumni Association and a former Sunday school teacher at the Duff Street EUB Church, now Duff Street United Methodist Church in Clarksburg.

She was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church. She was a longtime resident of the Stealey section of Clarksburg and for the past 21 years resided at 130 East Philadelphia Ave., Bridgeport, and recently became a resident of Colonial Place in Elkins.

Friends will be received from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home with the Rev. Steven E. Dorsey and the Rev. Mark Smith presiding. Interment will be in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be memorial contributions to Hospice Care Corp. of Randolph County, 629 North Ave., Elkins, WV 26241.

Lavon Marple Queen Tinsley

BUCKHANNON -- Lavon Marple Queen Tinsley, 87, of 30 North Florida St., Buckhannon, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

She was born July 13, 1913, in Hackers Creek, a daughter of the late Achilles Landolas Marple and Cora McKinney Marple.

Her husband, James Jack Tinsley, survives in Buckhannon.

Also surviving are two granddaughters, Lori Queen Thompson and Leslie Queen Watts; two grandsons, Russell Douglas Queen and Timothy Queen; one great-grandson, Matthew Watts, and three great-granddaughters, Erin Watts, Madison Thompson and Elizabeth Thompson, all of Mansfield, Ohio.

She was the last surviving member of her family, having also been preceded in death by one son, Russell Von Queen; one daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Queen; four sisters, Velma Wagner, Idris Queen, Juanita Hayes and Gladys Poling; and five brothers, Verlin Marple, Adrian Marple, Virgil Marple, Glen Marple and George Marple.

Mrs. Tinsley was the fifth daughter and tenth child of an old Upshur County family whose antecedents go back to the Revolutionary War. She attended the School of Nursing and Reynolds Memorial Hospital, where she received her certification as a practical nurse and worked at the profession for a number of years. She first worked at the Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston, and later at Leonard Memorial Hospital in Buckhannon.

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