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Obituaries for Tuesday, May 22, 2001

William C. Cottrill Sr.

SHINNSTON -- William C. Cottrill Sr., 77, of Hedges Heights, Lumberport, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, at United Hospital Center following an extended illness.

He was born April 13, 1924, at Leeson Run, Doddridge County, a son of the late Lloyd and Tempest Leggett Cottrill.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sally I. Leggett, whom he married July 29, 1947.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, William "Billy" and Mary Cottrill and Ronnie Dale and Patty Cottrill, Lumberport; five daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Troy Snyder, Dola, Peggy and Clarence Moore, Liz and Randy Stout, Becky and Ben Long, all of Lumberport, Mary Ann and Harold Jones, Wallace; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six brothers, Carson Cottrill, Bridgeport, Burl Cottrill, Shinnston, Lee Cottrill, Fred Cottrill and Jack Cottrill, all of Lumberport, Roger "Buck" Cottrill, Anmoore; five sisters, Madeline Jones, Clarksburg, Alma Hayhurst and Thelma McCarty, both of Lumberport, Mary Smith, Enterprise, and Rosie Ice, Ohio.

He was also preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

Mr. Cottrill was a coal miner with Fairmont Coal Co., having retired with 21 years in the mining industry.

After his retirement, he owned and operated Cottrill's Body Shop at Lumberport for 22 years. He was a member of the House of Faith at Erie.

Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, after 2 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with Sister Delores White officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Dorsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ann DeMarco

WARREN, Ohio -- Mary Ann DeMarco, 85, of Warren, died May 21, 2001.

She was born Jan. 27, 1916, in Mount Clare, W.Va., a daughter of the late Frank Paletta and Rose Belcrado.

Surviving are her husband, John DeMarco Sr.; two sons, John DeMarco Jr., Dublin, and David A. DeMarco, Warren; two stepsons, Albert "Blackie" DeMarco, Eulis, Texas, and Frank DeMarco, Cortland; one daughter, Rosann Petyak, Brookhaven, Miss.; one stepdaughter, Evelyn Boyd, Warren; five brothers, John Paletta, Phoenix, Ariz., Frank, Sam and Albert Paletta, all of Clarksburg, W.Va., Joseph Paletta, Ft. Myers, Fla.; three sisters, Antoinette Zarick, High Point, N.C., Virginia Feathers, Clarksburg, and Lee Pinti, Apopka, Fla.; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

One stepdaughter, Catherine Ricci; two sisters, Teresa Bellotte and Julia Walsh, preceded her in death.

Mary came to Warren in 1940 from West Virginia.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road, N.E., Warren, Ohio 44483. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church preceded by a 9:30 a.m. service at the funeral home.

Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby B. Edeburn

BRIDGEPORT -- Ruby B. Edeburn died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness.

She was born May 9, 1916, in Terra Alta, the daughter of the late Henry Chester and Edith Pearl Reckart Hardesty.

She is survived by her husband, Norman D. Edeburn of West Milford; one son, Layne Wiles of Riverside, Calif.; one daughter, Marlen (Mrs. Dale) Waters of Bridgeport; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She also is survived by one sister, Hazel Frantz of Silver Spring, Md., and one brother, John Hardesty of Sun City West, Ariz.

Three brothers, Harold, Ray and Chester Hardesty predeceased her.

Mrs. Edeburn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints being one of the original members of the Clarksburg Branch.

She was a diligent church worker and tirelessly made hundreds of lab robes to take to the nursing homes. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and will be sorely missed.

Friends will be received at the Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Dr. Dale C. Waters and Bishop Ross Frame officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Ford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Louise Jarvis Golden

SALEM -- Mary Louise Jarvis Golden, 37, of Wolf Summit, died early Sunday morning May 20, 2001, at her residence.

She was born May 5, 1964, at Clarksburg, the daughter of Charles and Lotus June Lawrence Jarvis of Wolf Summit.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Paul E. Golden; one son, Adam Selmon, at home; and one daughter, Emily Golden, also at home; three brothers, Eddie Jarvis Jr. and Peter L. and wife, Shelly Jarvis, both of Wolf Summit, Joseph Lee Jarvis of Weirton; five sisters, Mrs. Robert (Debbie) Andrews, Gypsy, Marsha Jarvis, Wolf Summit, Mrs. Rick (Patricia) Smith, Gregorys Run, Mrs. David (Sharon) Seay, Fayetteville, Mrs. Mike (Elizabeth) Kyer, Warren, Ohio; also several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

She was a Baptist by faith and a homemaker.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete by Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem.

Arnett Lee Root

MANNINGTON -- Arnett Lee Root, 92, of Mannington, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Arbors at Fairmont.

He was born April 3, 1909, at Lost Creek, a son of the late John and Rosalee Williams Root.

He is survived by one son, Leanol Root, Mannington; one daughter, Shirley Mason Schilling, Fairmont; four grandchildren, Mark Mason, King William, Va., Kenneth Mason, Coventery, R.I., Brenda Zickefoose, Akron, Ohio, and Jamie Root, Mannington; nine stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mary and Alex Harris, Fairmont.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Chipps Root in 1978 and second wife, Nellie Ice Root; six brothers and three sisters.

He retired from Eastern Associated Coal Co., Rachel Mine. He had worked in the mines for 51 years.

He was a member of the Mannington Moose Lodge No. 1344, the Mannington Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. No. 388, Mannington Senior Citizens. He enjoyed traveling and dancing.

Friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Tim Brower officiating. Burial will follow at Viewpoint Cemetery, Rachel.

Masters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ida Marie Taylor

WESTON -- Ida Marie Taylor, 44, of 218 Bland St., Weston, died at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2001, at her residence following a sudden illness.

Born on May 16, 1957 in Weston, she was a daughter of the late Dana Michael Donaldson and Wanda Mae (Landers) Donaldson, who survives in Weston.

On Nov. 16, 1974, she married Paul K. Taylor, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Brian Paul Taylor and Travis Wayne Taylor, both of Weston; one brother, David Michael Donaldson, Weston; two sisters, Judy Mae Grogg, Jane Lew, and Elizabeth Diane Lamb, Weston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Amy Michelle Taylor.

Mrs. Taylor was employed for 23 years at Long John Silvers Restaurant, Weston. She also worked part time at Busters Sub and Pizza Shop, Weston. She was Protestant by faith.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Robert A. Heater officiating. Interment will follow in Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Boyle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorris Lucille Michaels Turner

NUTTER FORT -- Dorris Lucille "Lucy" Michaels Turner, 71, of Nutter Fort died Saturday evening, May 19, 2001, in United Hospital Center following an extended illness.

She was born in Ellamore on June 20, 1929, a daughter of the late Haymond and Ida Elliott Michaels.

Surviving are her husband, Leon R. Turner, whom she married April 18, 1947.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Chrystalyn and Dennis Tenney, Greenwood, S.C., Charleyne and Brady Strader, Bridgeport; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Victoria Turner, Lost Creek; five grandchildren, Lisa McCullough, Bridget Walker, Travis Strader, Heather and David Turner; a brother and sister-in-law, Victor and Betty Michaels, Quiet Dell, and several nieces and nephews.

Dorris was a homemaker.

Friends may call at the Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 11 a.m. to the 1 p.m. funeral service today. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John D.H. Wilson M.D.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- John Dennis Handy Wilson M.D., 77 years of age of Scottsdale, died May 17, 2001.

He was born March 4, 1924, in Clarksburg, W.Va., the son of Dr. James E. and Mary Boggess Wilson Sr.

He attended the public schools of Harrison County and graduated from Washington Irving High School and entered the University of Virginia in pre-medical curriculum.

He attended John Hopkins School of Medicine, graduating in 1948. Two years were spent in Surgery at Boston City Hospital, and he then transferred to Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia in radiology. After spending two years at Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa., he returned to Jefferson as a Fellow in Radiation Therapy.

In 1954, he joined his father as a radiologist at St. Mary's Hospital. He was on the medical staff at Union Protestant Hospital and a consultant in radiology at the Veteran's Hospital.

In 1972, he became medical director of Radiology at United Hospital Medical Center after the merger of St. Mary's and Union Protestant hospitals and maintained an office in Bridgeport.

He formed Central Radiologists, Inc., which by 1980 had five radiologists. He terminated his relationships with these organizations in 1980 and moved to Scottsdale, where he served as a radiologist until 1985 when he had to retire following a myocardial infarction and a ruptured mitral valve.

He was a member of the Harrison County Medical Society, West Virginia State Medical Association, American Medical Association, Fellow Emeritus of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. He was certified by the American Board of Radiology.

While in Clarksburg, he was deeply involved with community and church activities.

His parents and his brother, Dr. James E. Wilson Jr., a surgeon in Clarksburg, and his sister, Jane Wilson Thomson of Fitchburg, Mass., preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Rooney Wilson, whom he married in 1952; sons and their spouses, John D.H. and Patricia Seifert Wilson Jr. of West Lafayette, Ind., Stephen Michael and Sandra Long Wilson of Hawthorne Woods, Ill.; daughters and their spouses, Stephanie Anne and Michael Gentile of Short Hills, N.J., and Margaret "Peggy" Elizabeth and Theodore I. Meils of Cave Creek, Ariz. There are seven grandchildren ranging from ages 20-2.

Surviving siblings are Mary Evelyn Beauchamp of Savannah, Ga., Marie Antoinette Moore of Northampton, Mass., Anne Morris of Austin, Texas, Margaret Gleason, Ventnor, N.J., Dr. Robert Wilson of Chapel Hill, N.C., Sally Greene of Charleston, W.Va., and Dr. Thomas Wilson of Northampton.

A memorial service was held at Westminster Village Chapman Hall, 12000 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, on May 21. An additional memorial service will be held on June 22, for those unable to attend the May 21 service. Interment will occur after the June 22 service at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorial donations to a charity of your choice.

Harold Bell 'Red' Wright

CLARKSBURG -- Harold B. "Red" Wright, 79, Route 1, Box 223 Flemington, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, in Grafton City Hospital.

He was born in Anmoore, Aug. 18, 1921, a son of the late Harvey Wright and the late Lora Martha Pell Wright.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Jo Roach Wright; two daughters, Rebecca Sabala and Mellissa Wright, both of San Bernardino, Calif.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Charlotte Wright, Parma, Mich., and Robert and Marilyn Wright, Trenton, Mo.; two grandchildren, Jason Ray and Joseph Ryan Sabala; one special sister-in-law, Sue Vengrin, Fairfax, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Andy.

Mr. Wright was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired glass worker from AFG Jerry Run Division.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Thursday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Stephen Rector presiding. Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery, Brushy Fork, where the VFW and American Legion Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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