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obituaries for Monday, May 7, 2001

Rodger Dale Broadstone

CLARKSBURG -- Rodger Dale Broadstone, 51, of 614 Hart St., Clarksburg, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 16, 1950, in Harrison County, a son of the late Leonard Broadstone and Virginia Howell Broadstone.

His wife, Fay Pumphery Broadstone, whom he married Jan. 5, 2000, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Roger Broadstone, Elkins, and James Broadstone, Clarksburg; one daughter, Marsha Wasilewski, Lincoln Park, Mich.; three stepchildren, Jamie Yeager, Harold Yeager Jr. and Samantha Yeager, all of Clarksburg; three brothers, Gary Broadstone, Warren, Ohio, Tommy Randall, Clarksburg, and Steven Broadstone, Detroit, Mich.; eight sisters, Alice, Moore, Linda Cano and Tammy Watson, all of Clarksburg, Dorothy Atwood, Ohio, Sharon Stawiki, Cleveland, Ohio, Shirley Floyd, Wallace, Patricia Freeman, Ohio, and Pamela Byrd; seven grandchildren, Kerston, Kenneth and Kyle Wasilewski, Heaven Broadstone, Trevor Moore, Mystic and Cody Broadstone, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Mr. Broadstone was formerly employed at Continental Can Corp. and Anchor Hocking. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 3-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Delores White presiding. Interment will be in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown.

Nina Davis Connolly

BRIDGEPORT -- Nina Davis Connolly, 79, of North Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

She was born July 8, 1921, in Telsa, a daughter of the late Benjamin G. Davis and Della M. Johnston.

Her husband, Frederick J. Connolly, whom she married May 15, 1943, survives in Bridgeport.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Alan M. and Sharon M. Connolly of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one daughter, Marsha Clermont, Cockeysville, Md.; three grandsons, Jason J. and Aaron F. Clermont, and Michael S. Connolly; two sisters, Elma J. Cote, Bridgeport, and Alice V. Perrine, Uniontown, Pa.; one brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Ching Davis, Roanoke, Va., and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Connolly was a U.S. Army veteran.

A graveside service will be held at the West Virginia National Cemetery today with her nephew, John Long, presiding. Full military services will be accorded at the cemetery. Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the West Virginia Lung Association, 443 Spruce St., P.O. Box 633, Morgantown, WV 26505.

Edith Gay Dotson

WEST UNION -- Edith Gay Dotson, 84, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born Feb. 28, 1917, in West Union, a daughter of the late Oscar B. and Maude G. Perine Bonnell.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie Griffith, Parkersburg, and Barbara Epply, Waterford, Ohio; one sister, Violet Doak, one brother, Paul "Bub" Bonnell, both of West Union; five grandchildren, Angela Stewart, Columbus, Ohio, Mark Griffith, Belpre, Ohio, Tammi Weigand, Findlay, Ohio, Scott Milner and Lori Milner, both of Waterford, Ohio, and three great-grandchildren, Taylor Stewart and Joe Stewart, both of Columbus, and Todd Griffith, Belpre.

Mrs. Dotson was a homemaker. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Family will receive friends at the Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Scott Farrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, West Union.

Mariellen Greynolds Douglas

BRIDGEPORT -- Mariellen Greynolds Douglas, 84, of Route 1, Bridgeport, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at her residence.

She was born May 2, 1917, on Chubb Run, a daughter of the late Worthy Lee and Amanda Viola Bragg Greynolds.

Her husband, G. Lester Douglas, preceded her in death in 1994.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Albert Lee Douglas, Ellijay, Ga., Paul Richard "Dick" Douglas and wife, Judy, Bridgeport, and David Edward Douglas and wife, Colleen, Frederick Md.; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ellen "Patty" Broccard and husband, Gene, Houston, Texas; one brother, Alph Greynolds, Mount Clare; eight grandchildren, Mark Elbon, Champaign, Ill., Scott Douglas, Crofton, Md., Lisa Douglas Holbert, Pittsburgh, Pa., Richard Douglas, Ludowici, Ga., Beth Douglas White, and Craig Douglas, both of Frederick, Md., Kristen Broccard Taylor, Bryan, Texas, and Amy Broccard Mason, College Station, Texas, and seven great-grandchildren, Heather and Daniel Elbon, Joshua, Gregory and Tanya Holbert, Emily White and Chase Taylor.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Douglas was a member of the Bridgeport Baptist Church. She was a charter member of the South Hills Community Educational Outreach Service Club.

Friends may call at the Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Thomas Edgell officiating. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bridgeport Baptist Church building fund.

Leona S. Lake

CLARKSBURG -- Leona S. Lake, 88, of Hepzibah, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2001, following an extended illness.

She was born in Richwood, a daughter of the late Summers and Edith Loudermilk Rigsby.

Her husband, John C. Lake, whom she married Aug. 4, 1930, preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2000.

Surviving are one son, Robert Lake, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; one daughter, Sylvia Jean Lake, Pinellas Park, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Dale Rigsby, Barberton, Ohio, and one sister, Madeline Lindsey, Boothsville.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Johnny Lake in 1993; one grandson, two brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Lake was a member of the Hepzibah Baptist Church.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Olen Thomas, Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Robert Merritt officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Carl P. 'Pete' McGinnis

CAIRO -- Carl P. "Pete" McGinnis, 87, of Cairo, died Saturday, May 6, 2001, at Harrisville.

He was born Sept. 10, 1913, on Silver Run, near Cairo, Ritchie County, a son of the late Emery H. and Lula Maude Gill McGinnis.

His wife, Ila June Conaway McGinnis, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor and Kester Six, Harrisville, and Patricia and Darel Jameson, Washington; two brothers, Robert McGinnis, Melbourne Beach, Fla., and Paul "Ted" McGinnis, Parkersburg; two sisters, Marguerite Kibbe, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pauline Haga, Cairo, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Okey, Oris, Claude, Emery, Ralph and George McGinnis; and three sisters, Ollie Evelyn Batton, Clara Vogel and Ora Roberts.

Mr. McGinnis was retired from work in the oil and gas fields where he worked primarily as a pumper. He attended Cairo High School and was a member of the Woodmen of the World, formerly of Cairo.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial will be in the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Cairo.

Mary Margaret Moss

BUCKHANNON -- Mary Margaret Moss, 91, of Route 2, Box 201, Buckhannon, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at her home.

She was born April 18, 1910, in Marion County, a daughter of the late John Lough and Della Snyder Lough.

Her husband, L.L. Moss, whom she married July 17, 1938, survives in Buckhannon.

Also surviving are three sons, Michael 'Terry' and Rosemary Moss, Delmont, Pa.; John Lairl and Debby Moss, Buckhannon, and Dr. Kent and Rita Moss, Elkins; one daughter, Mrs. Carroll (Diane) Warner, Buckhannon; seven grandsons, Terry Moss, Delmont, Lee Warner, Louisville, Ky., J.C. Moss, Port Angeles, Wash., Roger Queen, Coudersport, Pa., Jeremy Moss, Washington, D.C., Dustin Moss, Buckhannon, and Aron Moss, Elkins; five granddaughters, Debbie Komaniak, Delmont, Sonya Moss, Wilmington, N.C., Donna Paluzzi, Irwin, Pa., Carla Johnston, Fairmont, and Carmen Henninger, Peel Tree; and six great-grandsons, Tyler, Kade, Jesse, Dylan, Corey and Logan.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, John Lough; and two sisters, Sarah Lough and Mary B. Lough.

Mrs. Moss was a self-employed business manager. She was a member of the Nay Chapel United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Vici Sheppard and the Rev. Mitch Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Mount Union Church Cemetery.

Chester B. Zinn

SALEM -- Chester B. Zinn, 87, of Route 2, Big Flint community, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, at his home, following a long illness.

He was born July 30, 1913, on Lick Run, Doddridge County, a son of the late Frederick Marion and Lula Kelley Zinn.

His wife, Leona Edna Callihan Zinn, preceded him in death on July 9, 1978.

Surviving are three sons and spouses, W. Fred and Venita Zinn, Berlin "Bud" and Ann Zinn, and Roger D. and Jane Zinn, all of Salem; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Naomi Jean) Powell, Route 2, and Mrs. James A. (Wilma) Hill, Route 2, West Union; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Cecil, Forrest, Russell and Merle Zinn, and three sisters, Gladys Zinn, Edna Davis and Wilma Marrs.

Mr. Zinn was a member of the Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church, a former member of the Salem Lions Club, and was an active member and former board member of the Doddridge County Senior Citizens.

He was a man of various hobbies, namely, coon hunter, animal lover, dog trainer, fiddle player and avid pool player.

The funeral service will be held at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Lillian Simmons and the Rev. Gene Smith presiding. Interment will be in the K of P Cemetery.

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