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Obituaries for Thursday, May 3, 2001

Gladys W. Cutright

CLARKSBURG -- Gladys Wooddell Cutright, 84, of Atlantic City, N.J., formerly of Clarksburg, died Monday, April 30, 2001.

She was born Feb. 22, 1917, in Clarksburg.

Her husband, Claude B. Cutright Jr., preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1975.

Surviving are one daughter, Dottie Kishbaugh; four grandchildren, Shawn McCartney, Terri McCartney, Robin Williams and Linda Gowers, and several great-grandchildren, all of Clarksburg.

Mrs. Cutright was a graduate of the former Victory High School in Clarksburg.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Kingdom Hall, Atlantic City. Mrs. Cutright's cremains will be returned to Clarksburg for internment. Davis-Weaver is in charge of the arrangements.

James E. Darway

SHINNSTON -- James E. Darway, 80, of Route 1, Shinnston, formerly of Haywood, died at 1:05 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Wyatt, a son of the late William Michael and Mamie Ella Palmer Darway.

His wife, Ona Belle Edge Darway, preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jim Darway, Clarksburg, Jack and Debra Darway, Wilsonburg, and Mike and Amie Darway, Shinnston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Kerry Knight, Clarksburg, and Cathy and John Hefferine, Liberty, N.C.; four grandchildren, Chris and Tim Knight, Joy Lea Darway and Darian Darway; five brothers, Jack R. Darway, Columbus, Ohio, Bob Darway, Cincinnati, Ohio, Charles Darway, San Louis Obispo, Calif., Paul Darway and George Darway, both of Worthington; three sisters, Bertie Candid and Pauline Monell, both of Fairmont, and Shirley Brown, Worthington, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Sedera.

Mr. Darway was a coal miner, having retired from the Bethlehem Steel Co., and was the owner and operator of the former Ona's Market at Haywood.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 31 in Shinnston and the United Mine Workers of America. He was Protestant.

Friends may call Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Paul Boyles officiating. Interment will be in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Central West Virginia Chapter, Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 4543, Star City, WV 26504-4543.

Mr. William Patrick Ford

BUCKHANNON -- Mr. William Patrick Ford, 68, of Mill Creek, a patient of Nella's Nursing Home for the past year, passed away at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

He was born Nov. 29, 1932, at Queens, a son of the late Patrick Ford and Hilda Light Ford Shipman.

His wife, the former Betty Giles, survives in Clarksburg.

Also surviving are two sons, Billie Ford and wife, Barbara, and Jimmie Ford, all of Westerville, Ohio; two brothers, Richard Ford, California, and Michael Ford; five half brothers, Jim, Don, Carroll, Delmas and Steve Shipman; one sister, Mary Tenney, Ellamore; two grandchildren, Brian Ford and Lexy Ford, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ford was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean conflict. He was a coal miner, having retired from Consolidated Coal Co., and was a Protestant by faith.

Jacob Robert Gaughan

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Jacob Robert Gaughan, 9 days old, of Chesapeake, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001.

Surviving are his loving parents, Mark and Lori Gaughan, his sister, Brittany Rose Gaughan, and his twin brother, Mark Anthony Gaughan IV, all of Chesapeake; his maternal grandparents, Norman and Rose Schmokel, Burke; and his paternal grandmother, Mary Francis Gaughan of Clarksburg.

He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Mark Anthony Gaughan Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter, NICU, P.O. Box 2156, Norfolk, VA 23501 in memory of Jacob.

Margaret L. 'Petie' Loretta Greathouse

SHINNSTON -- Margaret L. "Petie" Loretta Greathouse, 77, of Worthington, died at 2:58 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont, following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 21, 1923, in Meadowbrook, a daughter of the late Tom and Rosie Boyce Snyder.

Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Anthony "Tony" Loretta, on Dec. 24, 1967, and her second husband, Robert Greathouse, on March 10, 1974.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Jean Loretta, Worthington, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Louise Loretta, and three sisters, Helen Wendler, Beulah Hall and Gertrude Moore.

Mrs. Greathouse was a homemaker and had been secretary for the United Methodist Church in Worthington, of which she was a member. She was also a member of Shinnston Rebekah Lodge No. 47.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, with the Rev. Austin Burrough officiating. Interment will be in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Harry Gregory Jaranko Jr.

RANSON -- Harry Gregory Jaranko Jr., 84, of Shenandoah Junction, died Monday, April 30, 2001, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Martinsburg.

He was born Oct. 20, 1916, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Harry G. and Pearl Kuhilka Jaranko.

His wife, Dr. Aretta Radcliffe Jaranko, survives at home.

Also surviving are two sons, Joseph Patrick Jaranko and H. Gregory Jaranko III, both of Shenandoah Junction; and five grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Walter Jaranko; and two sisters, Mary Daytner and Nell Fretchey.

Mr. Jaranko was self-employed as an orchardist. He was Eastern Greek Orthodox.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in China, Burma and India Theater (CBI). He was a member of American Legion Post No. 71, and a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Clarksburg.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Stella 'Kay' Konopitski

CLARKSBURG -- Stella "Kay" Konopitski, 93, of Grand Avenue, Bridgeport, died at 9 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2001, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich., following a brief illness.

She was born April 2, 1908, in Poland, a daughter of the late Andrew and Katherine Beineck Walsh.

Her husband, Philip Konopitski, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Grace Ashcraft, Madison Heights, Mich.; 11 grandchildren, Mary Margaret "Tudy" Bramer, Anmoore, Harry David, Philip Steven, Robert Kevin Ashcraft, Suzanne Joyce, Alison Preston, Diane Cowell, Kathy Serocki, Philip Konopitski, Donna Hunter, and James Konopitski, all of Michigan; two brothers, Stanley Walsh, Morgantown, Steve Walsh, Pennsylvania; one sister, Marie Drda, Pennsylvania; 22 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Leona Stanton; two sons, Edward Konopitski and Philip "Buddy" Konopitski; three brothers, Joseph, Walter and Andrew Walsh; and three sisters, Sophie Moritz, Blanche Luchansky and Anna Walsh.

Mrs. Konopitski was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church, Bridgeport.

Friends will be received at Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where a Biblical wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the All Saints Catholic Church, Bridgeport, with the Rev. Father Harry Cramer as celebrant. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

Joseph Michael Malone

CLARKSBURG -- Joseph Michael Malone, 19, of Dickerson, Md., formerly of Clarksburg, died suddenly Sunday, April 29, 2001, in Dickerson.

He was born Aug. 18, 1981, in Houston, Texas, a son of Roger Allen and Mary Esther Stowe Malone of Clarksburg.

Also surviving are four brothers, Matthew Malone, David Malone and Christopher Malone, all of Clarksburg, and Timothy Malone of Huntsville, Ala.; four sisters, Sharon Malone, Clarksburg, Margaret Chapman, Dunbar, Rebecca Berry, Hinton, and Leslie Cheairs, Browns Mills, N.J.; his maternal grandmother, Letha Malone, Clarksburg; one uncle, Paul Stowe, California; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Jody Williams; and his maternal grandparents, Elmer Stowe and Marie Stowe.

Mr. Malone was a ferry operator for White's Ferry in Dickerson.

A service of remembrance will be held at Davis Funeral Home, 1 Olen Thomas Drive, Clarksburg, at 2 p.m. Friday.

Jack M. Murphy

PHILIPPI -- Jack M. Murphy, 74, of South Main Street, Philippi, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 27, 1926, in Arden, a son of the late Opha A. Murphy and Lalah M. (Huffman) Murphy.

His wife, Hilda J. (Johnson) Murphy, whom he married June 21, 1953, preceded him in death on April 30, 1996.

Surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline Sue Holzapfel, Akron, Ohio, and Billie Jo Bennett, Tallmidge, Ohio; two sons and daughter-in-law, Mr. Gerald M. and Mary Ann Murphy and Gary W. Murphy, all of Cridersville, Ohio; one great-aunt, Mary Halman, Akron; two sisters-in-law, Roberta Elza, Parson, and Sherry Brady, Junior; his special friend, Nelda Wentz, Philippi; many close friends and neighbors; and seven grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Joseph H. Murphy; and two sisters, Marjorie Simpson and Clara Bell Smith.

Mr. Murphy retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber as a reactor operator. He was in the U.S. Army, World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Clarksburg, American Legion Post No. 44, Concerned Citizens, and National Veterans Service Support VFW of U.S. and an honorary member of the West Virginia Sheriffs Association.

Harold L. Spencer

PENNSBORO -- Harold L. Spencer, 81, of 202 Wabash Ave., West Union, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Clarksburg.

He was born March 30, 1920, on Rock Run, near West Union, a son of the late Harrison and Jennie B. Davis Spencer.

His wife, Deloris I. Cumpston Spencer, whom he married Nov. 16, 1937, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Gerald Spencer and wife, Jane, Smithville; one daughter, Linda Sponaugle and husband, Eddie, West Union; one brother, Hugh K. "Bud" Spencer, Rock Run community, West Union; one sister, Helen M. Spencer, Salem; six grandchildren, Melinda Brohard, Mark Spencer, Tim Spencer, Jan Willett, Angela Cumberledge and David Sponaugle; seven great-grandchildren, Michael Brohard, John Spencer, Samantha Spencer, Matthew Brohard, Brittany Spencer, Shawn Spencer and Spencer Willett; and one great-grandson, Jarrett Spencer.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Harrison J. Spencer.

Mr. Spencer was retired from the Cities Service Oil Co. ,as a foreman with 40 years of service. He was a graduate of West Union High School, now known as Doddridge County High School, with the class of 1938, and was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army.

For many years he was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, where he had been Sunday school superintendent and trustee.

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