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Obituaries for Friday, May 11, 2001

Mary Mae Roth Aiello

CLARKSBURG -- Mary Mae Roth Aiello, 58, of Montpelier Addition, Clarksburg, died around 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 27, 1942, in Blue Rock, a daughter of the late Alden Roth and Eva Mullenix Roth.

Her first husband, Freddie West, and her second husband, Anthony "Catfish" Aiello, both preceded her in death. Her companion, Richard Cabo, survives in Clarksburg.

Also surviving are three daughters, Pearl Elizabeth West, Florida, Mary Teressa Fowler and Alberta Antoinette Aiello, both of Clarksburg; two brothers, Monte Roth, Clarksburg, and James Roth, Ohio; four sisters, Zola Mahus, Fayetteville, N.C., Eula Currence, Mabie, Rose Marie Sandy, Clarksburg, and Ada Faye Wick, Florida; four grandchildren, Royelle Mooney, David Garner, Anthony Aiello and Iziah Hill.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John David Roth and Jackie Fenton.

Mrs. Aiello was a homemaker. She was a member of the Summit Park Baptist Church where she took a very active part in the activities of the church. She was a member of Certified Nurses Association, having worked in several nursing homes in the Clarksburg area.

Friends may call at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., from noon-4 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Rick C. Owens officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Rock Cemetery, Randolph County.

Creda B. Beeson

BUCKHANNON -- Creda B. Beeson, 88, of 85 Fayette St., Buckhannon, died at 1:32 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

She was born Oct. 14, 1912, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late George Washington Beckner and Nora Pritt Beckner.

Her husband, Glenn Beeson, whom she married Dec. 19, 1934, preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1946.

Surviving are one son, Larry Beeson, Weston; one daughter, Nora Jean Delk, and one sister, Treva Harris, both of Buckhannon; 30 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three sons, Denzil Ray Beeson, Dr. Glen Beeson Jr. and Terry "Buck" Beeson; two daughters, Velma "Sally" Hale and Doris Ford; four brothers, Charles Beckner, Floyd "Duke" Beckner, James Robert Beckner and William Beckner; four sisters, Vinnie Jeffries, Velma Glendenning, Freda McMahon and Meryl Moran; and one grandson, Anthony Martin.

Mrs. Beeson was a homemaker.

Joseph Locke 'Spark' Boliner

GRAFTON -- Joseph Locke "Spark" Boliner, 77, of Beech Street, Grafton, died at his residence Wednesday, May 9, 2001, under the loving care of hospice.

He was born Dec. 21, 1923, in Grafton, a son of the late Charles F. and Mary Locke Boliner.

His wife of 50 years, Barbara Duckworth Boliner, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy Lunden and husband, Jim, Morgantown, and Mary Ellen Beltner and husband, Bob, Grafton; three grandsons, Ian Lunden, Morgantown, and "Chip" and Nicholas Wolfe, Grafton.

Mr. Boliner was retired from the Equitable Gas Co. as general fieldman. He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of Taylor County, 207 Latrobe St., Grafton, WV 26354.

Roscoe Campbell Jr.

CLARKSBURG -- Roscoe Campbell Jr. of 207 Loftus Street, Weston, died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon.

He was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Roscoe Campbell and Josephine Graves Campbell.

His wife, Ida L. Gibson Campbell, whom he married April 3, 1961, preceded him in death on June 8, 1995.

Surviving are one sister, Marie Ward, Virginia; several stepgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, including, Dennis and Linda Campbell, Weston, Ann Brown, Nebraska, Skipper and Bruce Brown, Colorado, and Ronnie Phillips, Tunnelton.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Jack Campbell; and two sisters, Sally Phillips and Nelma Esther Brown.

Mr. Campbell was a Methodist. He was a World War II veteran and had earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. He served in the U.S. Navy as a ships' cook third class. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He had been a glass worker at the Mason Glass Co. in Jane Lew.

Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Kenneth Kendall presiding. Interment will be in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, where military graveside rites will be accorded.

Reland 'Bonnie'

Sinclair Cassidy

PARSONS -- Reland "Bonnie" Sinclair Cassidy, 70, of Auviltown community, St. George, died Tuesday afternoon, May 8, 2001, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

She was born Aug. 11, 1930, at Sinclair Ridge, Rowlesburg, a daughter of the late Benoni Godffrey Sinclair and Laura Mae Funk Sinclair.

Her husband, John Wesley "Hoppy" Cassidy, whom she married June 1, 1957, survives.

Also surviving are one son, John Wesley Cassidy Jr. and companion, Sherry, Sinclair Ridge, Preston County; two daughters, Linda Marlynn Hixenbaugh and husband, Delmas, Rowlesburg, Phyllis Roxanne Tennant and companion, Lester, Philippi; four brothers, Harvey K. Sinclair and wife, Lucy, Texas, Darell "Blaine" Sinclair and wife, Naomi, Parsons, Clarlos "Lorain" Sinclair and wife, Artie, and Bernard Vance and wife, Thelma, all of Ohio; one sister, Geraldine Smith, Kenova, and seven grandchildren, Dustin Tennant, Levi Miner, Zachary Cassidy, Belinda, Delmas and Melissa Hixenbaugh and Jennifer Shaffer.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Maynard Sinclair; four half brothers, Albert, Arthur and Willis Sinclair, and Hershel Cline; one sister, Kathleen Wilson, and one half sister, Glady Cathell.

Mrs. Cassidy attended the schools on Sinclair Ridge. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church at Hendricks and attended the Church of God at Saint George.

She was an avid fisher, hunter and a homemaker.

Claude M. Cochran

BRIDGEPORT -- Claude M. Cochran, 88, of 336 Grand Ave., Bridgeport, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Lost Creek, a son of the late Wade M. Cochran and Esther White Cochran.

His wife, Geraldine Bailey Cochran, survives.

Also surviving are one son, C. Michael Cochran, Bridgeport; one daughter and son-in-law, Chris Michelle and Chris Signorelli, one granddaughter, Geri Michelle Signorelli, all of Bridgeport; two nephews and their families, McCook, Neb.

He was also preceded in death by one brother and sister-in-law, Fred H. and Waveline Bennett Cochran, Great Bend, Kan.; and one niece, Dixie Cochran Wisehart.

Mr. Cochran was self-employed as a residential building contractor in the local area. He also built supermarkets in Weston and Philippi that were formerly leased by A&P Tea Co. He retired from business in 1982.

He was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church and a 40-year member of Clarksburg Elks Lodge No. 482. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and doing woodworking in his shop. He was a charter member of the Little Mountain Hunting Club and a longtime member of the South Branch Hunting Club of Moorefield. He enjoyed sports and followed many of West Virginia University's football and basketball teams in previous years.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 2-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven E. Dorsey officiating. Interment will follow in the Seventh Day Baptist (Brick Church) Cemetery, Lost Creek.

Pauline Virginia Gaines

WESTON -- Pauline Virginia Gaines, 77, of 107 Bland St., Weston, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 6, 1923, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Jessie D. James and Edna Virginia Straley James.

Her husband, George Martin Gaines Sr., whom she married Oct. 9, 1943, preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1969.

Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Joann Lancaster and husband, Henry, Upper Marlboro, Md., Wilma Sue Gaines, LaPlata, Md., Janet L. Taylor and husband, Randy, and Judith Lee Parker and husband, Richard, both of Weston; four sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Ray Gaines and wife, Peggy, Buckhannon, Delbert R. Gaines and wife, Donna, Roger L. Gaines and wife, Juanita, and George M. Gaines Jr., all of Weston; 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Oleta Redenhour, Donnybrook, Md., and Betty Kanova, Frostburg, Md.; and one brother, Elmer James, Weston.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Gaines was a Protestant by faith. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 5-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert A. Heater officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Louise Virginia Jaco Lambert

BRIDGEPORT -- Louise Virginia Jaco Lambert, 81, of Route 2, Box 148, Grafton, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

She was born July 23, 1919, in Grafton, a daughter of the late David Warden Jaco and Zena Virginia Dofflemyer Jaco.

Her husband, Charles Floyd Lambert Sr., preceded her in death.

Surviving are five sons and daughters-in-law, Charles F. Jr. and Linda J. Lambert, Virginia Beach, Va., David W. and Linda K. Lambert, Grafton, William F. and Phyllis R. Lambert, Simpson, John F. Lambert and Stephen P. Lambert, two daughters and one son-in-law, Catherine L. Humphrey, all of Grafton, and Zena V. and husband, Dennis K. Reynolds, Morgantown; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles N. and Mary Jaco, Bridgeport, and David W. and Norma Jaco Jr., Grafton, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson; and two brothers, William H. "Bus" and Frederick B. Jaco.

Mrs. Lambert was the owner and operator of Lambert's Greenhouse. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Chapter 12 in Grafton and the White Shrine in Fairmont.

She was a member of the Bretheran Church in Grafton and attended the Pruntytown United Methodist Church, Pruntytown.

At Mrs. Lambert's request, she was cremated. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Route 50, Grafton. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date by the family on the family farm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Grafton City Hospital, Market Street, Box 279, Grafton, WV 26354 or to Ruby Memorial Hospital, Stadium Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506.

Virgil L. Lane

IRELAND -- Virgil L. Lane, 78, of Walkersville, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born May 17, 1922, in Gould, a son of the late George B. Lane and Dessie Quick Lane.

His wife, Francis E. Cunningham Lane, whom he married June 15, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth A. Wills, Parkersburg, and Patricia Richmond, Craigsville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Strader, Hinkleville; one brother, Herman Lane, Webster Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Oran Lane.

Mr. Lane was a 32 degree Mason of the William G. Bennett Lodge No. 46 A.F. & A.M. of Walkersville. He attended Ireland United Methodist Church.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He worked in the coal mines for over 40 years retiring as an electrician.

Lindsey Allan Carr-Rohr

PARSONS -- Lindsey Allan Carr-Rohr, 21, of Jackson Township, Ohio, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at the Aultman Hospital at Jackson Township, Ohio. Death was attributed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born March 24, 1980, at Greenfield, Ind., a son of Jerome "Jamie" Rohr Jr. and Susan Carr-Rohr, both of Jackson Township.

Also surviving are two brothers, Jerome "Jay" Rohr III and Nathan Rohr, one sister, Jeannette Rohr, his paternal grandfather, Jerome Rohr Sr., all of Jackson Township; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Margie Rohr; and his maternal grandparents, Gertrude Hedrick Carr and Lindsey Carr who preceded him in death on April 24.

Mr. Rohr attended the Jackson Township High School at Ohio until moving to Parson in 1997. He was a graduate of Tucker County High School with the class of 1999, of which he was a member of the Tucker County Mountain Lion Football Team.

While living in Tucker County, he worked with his grandfather on the Carr family farm at Shavers Fork. After graduating he returned to Ohio to live with his family at Jackson Township. He was employed by Domino's Pizza, Jackson Township.

He gave gifts of life through organ donation.

Dolores Jean Davis Roy

PARSONS -- Dolores Jean Davis Roy, 61, formerly of Parsons, a resident of Bridgeport, died early Wednesday morning, May 9, 2001, at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg. She had been in her usual health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest.

She was born June 21, 1939, at Patterson Creek, Mineral County, a daughter of the late Elmer "Mike" Davis and Ruby Mayle Davis.

Her husband, Carroll Silas Roy, whom she married Dec. 31, 1960, at Patterson Creek, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Kevin James Roy and wife, Debbie, Michael Wilburt Roy and wife, Sharon, all of Bridgeport; one brother, Elmer "Jimmy" Davis, Hagerstown, Md.; one sister, Barbara Lease and husband, Colin, Toledo, Iowa; three grandchildren, Jeremy James Roy, Carolina Grace Roy and Logan Michael Roy, all of Bridgeport.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin and Eddie Davis; and one sister, Margarite Davis.

Mrs. Roy attended the schools of Patterson Creek. She graduated from Fort Ashby High School with the class of 1957. She was a member of the Hepzibah Baptist Church, Hepzibah. She was an avid gardener and homemaker.

Roy Lee Sandridge

PHILIPPI -- Roy Lee Sandridge, 85, a resident of Route 1, Philippi, Nestorville community, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 30, 1915, in Audra, a son of the late Calvin Sandridge and Hazel Allen Sandridge.

His wife, Martha Melinda Upton Sandridge, survives.

Also surviving are four daughters and two sons-in-law, Hazel Evis, Elkins, Sandra Boyles, Minerva, Ohio, Joyce and husband, Robert Cutlip, Fredricksburg, Va., and Debbie and husband, Jim Poling, Philippi; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Edward "Pete" and wife, Juanita Sandridge, Buckhannon, and Jeffery and wife, Leslie Sandridge, Philippi; 17 grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, 18 great-grandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by one son, Wilbur Lee Sandridge, two sisters and three brothers.

Mr. Sandridge retired in 1978 from Badger Coal Co. as a supply man. He was a past member of the Barbour County Sportsman Club, the UMW District No. 31 and the Christian Fellowship Chapel.

Chester Austin Shomo

BELINGTON -- Chester Austin Shomo, 83, a resident of Row Avenue, Junior, and recently a patient in Barbour County Good Samaritan Center, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, following an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Junior, a son of the late William Richard "W.R." and Ada Row Shomo.

Surviving are two daughters, Patsy Judd and husband, Gary, Holly Jackson and husband, David, both of Tucson, Ariz.; one son, Mark Shomo and wife, Susan, Tucson; one son-in-law, Dick Campbell, Beverly; one brother, Eldon Shomo, Akron, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Alice Campbell; two sisters, Sybil Foy and Alma Thorn; six brothers, Denver R. Shomo, Stark Shomo, Hansel Shomo, Kenneth Shomo, Max Shomo and an infant brother.

Mr. Shomo was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He retired as postmaster of the Junior Post Office with over 40 years of service.

He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church.

CLARKSBURG -- Margery "Peg" Ziegler, 93, of 110 Ridenour St., Clarksburg, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, in Clarksburg Continuous Care Center.

She was born Dec. 31, 1907, in Crescent, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles Flory Beshore and Florence Harding Beshore.

Her husband, the honorable Judge Robert B. Ziegler, preceded her in death on May 14, 1991.

Surviving are one goddaughter, the Rev. Lou Ann Lee, Amherst, N.Y.; and a special friend and caregiver, Pamela Riegel, West Milford.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Bauer.

Mrs. Ziegler was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Clarksburg, and was a deacon and elder of her church.

She was a former president and very active member of the Humane Society. She had been a volunteer with People's Hospice, a member of the Clarksburg League for Service, a former member of the Board of American Red Cross and a volunteer at United Hospital Center. She was a homemaker.

She was a graduate of Washington Irving High School. She had attended West Virginia University.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be conducted in the First Presbyterian Church, Second and West Main streets, at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Dr. Eric M. Faust and the Rev. Lou Ann Lee presiding. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that expressions of sympathy be contributions to a charity of choice.

Jennings H. Zirkle

BUCKHANNON -- Jennings H. Zirkle, 77, of 2407 Memorial Ave., Roanoke, Va., died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Brook Mead Nursing Home, Shawsville, Va.

He was born April 17, 1924, at Bean's Mill, a son of the late Frank Zirkle and Mable Lewis Zirkle.

His wife, Hilda Hively Zirkle, preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Buyers Smith, Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Wanie Tenney, Montesano, Wash., and Dolly Williams, Buckhannon; two brothers, Martin Zirkle, Tennessee, and Franklin Zirkle, Ritchieville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ishamel Zirkle and James Zirkle.

Mr. Zirkle worked for 0 Rubber Co. in Salem, Va. He served in the Navy during World War II and in the invasion of Normandy.

He was a Protestant by faith. He was a life time member of Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3663.

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