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Obituaries for February 20, 2000

Edward L. Adams

HARRISVILLE -- Edward L. Adams, 87, of Pennsboro, died Feb. 18, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Oct. 28, 1912 in Doddridge County, a son of the late Harley and Jenny Cross Adams.

His wife, Milgrum Drake Adams, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Jack L. Adams, Clarksburg, Graden Lambert, Pennsboro, and Leahroy Lambert, St. Marys; two daughters, Helen Wells, Novelty, Ohio, and Connie J. Garner, St. Marys; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, one niece and two nephews.

Also preceding him in death were one son, Edward C. Adams, and one brother, Curt Adams.

Mr. Adams was a graduate of Pennsboro High School and Business College. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

He was a welder by trade. He was a member of the D.A.V. and the Tollgate Baptist Church.

Friends will be received at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, from 4-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at the Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville.

George J. Anderson Jr.

FAIRMONT -- George J. Anderson Jr., 55, of Shinns Run Community, Bridgeport, died at 12:54 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Jan. 29, 1945, in Four States, a son of the late George J. and Hattie Shuttlesworth Anderson.

His wife, Patricia L. Digman Anderson, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin Scott and Julie Anderson, Monongah; one daughter and her fiancé, Michele D. Anderson and Robert S. Fluharty, both of Shinns Run Community; six grandchildren, Tiffany and Taisha Cosco, Austin McIntyre, Brittany, Breanna and Aaron S. Anderson; her former son-in-law, Joseph McIntyre, Monongah; one brother-in-law, George J. Corley, and one sister-in-law, Sandra J. Corley, both of Fairmont.

Mr. Anderson retired from the Louis A. Johnson Medical Center, Clarksburg, in 1996 after 12 years of service. He was an A.O.D. administrator. He was also a former manager for the Garden Fresh stores.

He was a graduate of Monongah High School and attended Fairmont State College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1972. He was in the Vietnam War and received two Bronze Stars.

He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and antique cars.

Friends will be received at the Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. Monday. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Flag folding services will be held at the funeral home following the funeral by the Military Veterans Council of Marion County. Entombment will be at the Mount Zion Cemetery and Mausoleum, Fairmont.

David J. Bunting, Jr.

WEST UNION -- David J. Bunting Jr., 32, of Tillery, N.C., died at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at the Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. following a brief illness.

He was born July 4, 1967 in Clarksburg, a son of David J. Bunting Sr. and Patricia J. (Shrewsbury) Bunting.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Cecil G. and Mable M. (Kimble) Bunting, and his maternal grandparents, Bryant and Nola (Milam) Shrewsbury.

Mr. Bunting had formerly been employed for several years as a textile worker in North Carolina. He enjoyed working with automobiles, was an avid hunter, fisherman and was a Protestant by faith.

A Celebration of Life funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial will follow in the Randolph Cemetery, West Union.

Charles L. Cleavenger

FAIRMONT -- Charles L. Cleavenger, 93, of 81 Henry Drive, Fairmont, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 at Arbors At Fairmont.

He was born Oct. 3, 1906 in Doddridge County, a son of the late John A. and Carrie Goff Cleavenger.

His wife, Helen Mason Cleavenger, preceded him in death Feb. 17, 2000.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Mary Ann Cleavenger, both of Fairmont; four grandchildren, Jaci Jo and her husband, Mark Dalton, Brandi D., Ann M., and JoniSue Cleavenger, all of Fairmont; one nephew and several nieces; and a close family friend and care giver, Jo Ann Cain, Shinnston.

He was also preceded in death by one son, John M. Cleavenger; one daughter, Carolyn A. Cleavenger; and one sister, Juanita Cleavenger.

Mr. Cleavenger was the founder and C.E.O. of Webnic Construction Services Inc. of Fairmont, a firm incorporated by himself and his wife more than 25 years ago.

He was a graduate of Salem High School and was a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a former consultant for Monongahela Power for transmission and distribution systems and was the West Virginia state commissioner for the Department of Natural Resources, with more than 20 years of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, WV 25303 or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2059, Fairmont, WV 26555-2059.

Friends will be received at the Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, from noon-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Monday. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roger Waybright and Rev. Jackie J. Samarg officiating. Interment will be at the Mount Zion Cemetery and Mausoleum, Fairmont.

Helen M. Cleavenger

FAIRMONT -- Helen M. Cleavenger, 82, of 81 Henry Drive, Fairmont, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 at her residence.

She was born Jan. 10, 1918 in New Martinsville, a daughter of the late Clyde and Pansy Wyatt Mason.

Her husband, Charles L. Cleavenger of Fairmont, followed her in death Saturday.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Mary Ann Cleavenger, both of Fairmont; two sisters, Ruth Terry, Willis Wharf, Va. and Mary Clyde Stephens, Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Jaci Jo and husband Mark Dalton, Brandi D. Cleavenger, Ann M. Cleavenger, and JoniSue Cleavenger, all of Fairmont; close family friend and care giver, Jo Ann Cain, Shinnston; several nieces and one nephew.

Also preceding her in death were one son, John M. Cleavenger; one daughter, Carolyn A. Cleavenger; and one sister, Mildred L. Mason.

Mrs. Mason was the secretary/treasurer of Webnic Construction Services, Inc. of Fairmont, a firm incorporated by herself and husband more than 25 years ago.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and The Order Of The Eastern Star, both of Webster Springs. She was also a member of the Wednesday Bridge Club and active in the Fairmont Women's Club.

She graduated from Washington Irving High School and attended Salem College.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, WV 25302 or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2059, Fairmont, WV 26555-2059.

Friends will be received at the Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, from noon-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Monday. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roger Waybright and Rev. Jackie J. Samarg officiating. Interment will be at the Mount Zion Cemetery and Mausoleum, Fairmont.

Harold B. Harman

ELKINS -- Harold B. Harman, 57, of Harman died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.

He was born Feb. 24, 1942 in Harman, a son of the late Harry W. and Helen Raines Harman.

His wife, the former Jean E. Savage, whom he was married to Dec. 9, 1962 at Oakland, Md., survives at Harman.

Also surviving are two daughters, Cynthia D. Harman and Mrs. Dale P. (Wendy L.) Bennett, both of Harman; one brother, Harry J. Harman, Canaan Valley; one sister, Barbara S. Lambert, Brunswick, Md.; and four grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl J. Harman.

Mr. Harman was employed as a bridge superintendent for the MEC Construction Company. He was a member of the Thomas Fairfax Lodge number 174, A.F. and A.M. He was also a member of the Harman Church of the Brethren.

At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Harman Church of the Brethren, Harman, with Rev. Joseph Minninger and Rev. Walter H. Blough officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that the contributions be made to the Randolph County Emergency Squad, 4 Randolph Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241 in memory of Mr. Harman. The Tomblyn Funeral Home, Elkins, is in charge of the arrangements.

Gladys Maze

SHINNSTON -- Gladys Maze, 82, of Worthington died at 5:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 at Saint Barbara's Nursing Home in Monongah.

She was born Sep. 17, 1917 in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late James and Grace Kittle DeBarr.

Her husband, Sant Maze, preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1992.

Surviving are one son, Harold Maze, Worthington; two daughters, Shelvy Cunningham, Washington, Pa., and Sandra Freeman, Owings; six grandchildren, Rich and Jeff Cunningham, Nate and Sam Freeman, Tammy Hart and Brian Maze; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Rex DeBarr, Tenn.

She was also preceded in death by her infant son, Terry Maze; one son-in-law, Richard Cunningham; two sisters and four brothers.

Mrs. Maze was a ham radio operator as a hobby. She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, noon-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday, with Pastor George Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Enterprise.

James A. Nicholson

FLATWOODS -- James A. Nicholson, 69, of Wallback, Clay County, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 in CAMC-General Division in Charleston following an extended illness.

He was born March 18, 1930 in Braxton County, a son of the late William and Maggie Nicholson.

His wife, Mildred Johnson Nicholson, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Cathy Nicholson, Newton, Patsy Woods, Ivydale, and Barbara Watson, Spencer; four sons, Frankie and Donnie Nicholson, both of Glenville, James Nicholson, Clendenin, and Junior Nicholson, Wallback; one sister, Eva Turner, Akron, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Nicholson was an Army veteran.

Friends will be received at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the King Cemetery, Copen.

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