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Obituaries for Sunday, May 27, 2001

Jess W. Armistead

CLARKSBURG -- Jess W. Armistead, age 86, of Route 2, Summit Park, Clarksburg, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2001, in the United Hospital Center following an extended illness. He was born in Reynoldsville, April 27, 1915, a son of the late Edward W. and Pearl B. Winemiller Radcliffe Armistead.

His wife, Ocie McIe Armistead, whom she married June 28, 1935, preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2001.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robber L. and Donna Armistead, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Albert T. Armistead, Portland, Ore., and James R. and Robbie Armistead, Sparta, Ga.; one brother-in-law, James McIe, Victorville, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Necie Lough, Warren, Ohio, and Mrs. Bessie Bright, Clarksburg; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Armistead was also preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.

Mr. Armistead was a motormen in the shipping department of Hazel-Atlas, Continental Can and Brockway Glass companies, retiring in 1972. He had formerly attended the former Stealey Union Church on Zack's Run in Quiet Dell.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 4-7 p.m. Monday, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Lanham and John Greaver conducting the service. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. The honor guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 573 and the American Legion Post No. 13 will accord him military graveside rites. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Robert Harris

FLATWOODS -- John Robert Harris, 65, of Vernon Road, Corley, died May 25, 2001, in Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, Charleston, after a six-week illness.

He was born Dec. 19, 1935, at High Knob, a son of the late Carl Harris and Mae Gregory Harris. John was a retired carpenter, Navy veteran, and attended the High Knob United Methodist Church. On March 12, 1957, he married Janice A. Jennings, who survives.

Also surviving are six daughters, Charlotte Spence, Westminister, Md., Cynthia Livesay, Finksburg, Md., Crystal Linton, Tampa, Fla., Colette Williams and Cheryl Harris, both of Flatwoods, and Candace Carson, Burnsville; two sons, Robert Harris, Flatwoods, and Rodney Harris, Toms Brook, Va.; six sisters, Ruth Bragg, New Cumberland, Alice Kniceley and Betty Bright, both of Sutton, Mona Bright, Flatwoods, Patsy Vanderworp, St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Sharon Hudkins, Flatwoods; and one brother, Delmas "Duke" Harris, Flatwoods; 17 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren, and several loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Stalnaker; and brothers, Carl Junior Harris and William Harris.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2001, at the High Knob United Methodist Church on Airport Road, Sutton, with the Rev. Earl Cayton and Mike Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the High Knob Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home at Flatwoods. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to service time. Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Christina L. Riley-Kaull

BUCKHANNON -- Christina L. Riley-Kaull, 45, of Route 1, Box 250, Flemington, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at her farm in Taylor County.

She was born Nov. 8, 1955, in Buckhannon, a daughter of Richard James Riley of Buckhannon, and Ada Mae Teets Riley of Buckhannon.

Her husband, John S. Kaull, whom she married Oct. 2, 1988, survives in Flemington.

Also surviving are one daughter, April E. Kaull, Charleston; two brothers, Richard J. Riley II, Alton, and Thomas Riley, Kesling Mill; and two sisters, Janet Kay Smith, Buckhannon, and Regina Bertsch, Broussard, La.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Rodney Allen Riley and Terry Lee Riley.

Mrs. Kaull was an office manager at Elk River Chiropractic Center. She attended Buckhannon Church of God.

She was a member of Flemington Lions Club and former secretary and treasurer. She was a member of the West Virginia Horseman Association and a former president.

Friends will be received Monday, May 28, 2001, from 4-9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Buckhannon Church of God. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Buckhannon Church of God with the Rev. Frank Spears officiating. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery, Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jane McIntyre Meyer

SHINNSTON -- Jane McIntyre Meyer, 80, of College Park, Fairmont, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont.

She was born July 24, 1920, at Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Dennis S. and Bonnie Swiger McIntyre. She was preceded in death by former City of Fairmont Mayor William G. Meyer, who died Nov. 21, 1970.

She is survived by several cousins and a close friend, Dr. Shen Wang.

Mrs. Meyer was raised in Shinnston and graduated from Shinnston High School in 1938. She went on to graduate from Fairmont State College and attended graduate school at West Virginia University. Retiring in 1976, she had been employed by both Harrison and Marion County boards of education as an elementary teacher. She served as president of the Marion County Education Association, Regent, Col. Morgan Morgan Chapter, DAR, charter president, Fairmont Council, Navy League of the U.S.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fairmont, Col. Morgan Morgan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Shinnston Historical Association, Fairmont Council, Navy League of the U.S., National Retired Teachers Association, West Virginia Education Association and Gamma Chi Chi Sorority Alumnae Association.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 4-9 p.m. Monday and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Roger Waybright officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. Harmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Crystal Dawn Pumphrey Renick

WESTON -- Crystal Dawn Pumphrey Renick, 27, of 203 Water St., Apartment 5, Weston, died at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2001, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 2, 1973, in Weston; she was a daughter of James M. Pumphrey (stepmother, Karen Mayle Pumphrey) of Camden, and the late Judith Darlene Evett Pumphrey.

Survivors include one brother, Michael Matthew Pumphrey of Camden; two nephews, Michael Matthew Pumphrey Jr. of Camden, and Derrick Lee Stalnaker of Jane Lew; several aunts and uncles; and several great-aunts and uncles.

Crystal was preceded in death by one infant brother, James Michael Pumphrey.

At the request of the deceased her body will be cremated. There will be no visitation or funeral services. Boyle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Stanley C. "Peck" Richards

SALEM -- Stanley C. "Peck" Richards, 81, of Route 3, Big Isaac community, died at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2001, at United Hospital Center.

He was born Jan. 22, 1920, at Benson, the son of the late Hiram and Lora Richards Richards.

His wife, Roberta Smith Richards, whom he married Sept. 16, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Bill and wife, Donna Richards, Big Isaac; one daughter, Judy Jozwick and companion, Mike Weekley of Big Isaac; two brothers, Fred Richards, and Earl and wife, Jean Richards, both of Big Isaac; two sisters, Roxie Jenkins of Weirton, and Ruth Titus of Weston; four grandchildren, Angel Richards, Amy Kelley, Dana Jozwick and Ben Jozwick; two great-grandsons, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Roger; three brothers, Edgar, Harry and Frank Richards; and two sisters, Pearl Bailey and Gaye Hutson.

He was a Protestant by faith. During the 1930s he trained in the CCCs in Utah. During the 1950's and early 1960s, he was owner of Richards Grocery, first in Benson, later in Big Isaac. He was an avid CB operator, known as "Freight Train" because of his well known train whistle voice. He always loved horses, buying, trading and selling them most of his life. He retired in 1982 after 10 years with the West Virginia Department of Highways.

Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 2-9 p.m. today, where funeral services will be held Monday, May 28, at 1 p.m. Rev. Haymond Plaugher will preside. Interment in the Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Kincheloe. Greathouse Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Lee Spangler

BUCKHANNON -- Charles Lee Spangler, 39, of 180 Randolph St., Buckhannon, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born Feb. 25, 1962, at Buckhannon, a son of the late Donald Spangler and Virginia Ruth Wilfong Spangler.

Also surviving are two daughters, Jackelyn Spangler and Dorothy Spangler, both of Buckhannon; one brother, Ed Spangler, Wilkesboro, N.C.; two sisters, Carol Chidester, Buckhannon, and Rosa Ferguson, Belfast, Northern Ireland; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Timothy Spangler; and one sister, Dorothy Spangler.

Mr. Spangler was a foreman for Asplundh Tree Trimming. He served in the U.S. Army.

Friends will be received today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. The funeral service will be held Monday, May 28, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. with the Rev. Ed Lowther officiating. Burial will be in Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7, American Legion, will conduct military honors at the graveside. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patty Jo Flesher Williams

WESTON -- Patty Jo Flesher Williams, 69, of Route 5, Clarksburg, died at 10:02 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2001, in West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, following a sudden illness. Born on May 1, 1932, in Weston, Lewis County, she was a daughter of the late Nay Ercil Flesher and Lorena Edna Cawthon Flesher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Scott Williams of Las Vegas, Nev.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa "Kim" and Dennis L. Bond of Clarksburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas J. and Paula Kazuko Gaston of Columbia, S.C.; one daughter-in-law, Nadine Gaston of Las Vegas; six grandchildren, Nichole A. Bond of Clarksburg, Tiffany J. Bond of Clarksburg, Brittany L. Bond of Clarksburg, Savannah A. Gaston of Columbia, S.C., William T. Gaston of Columbia, S.C., William T. Gaston of Columbia, S.C., and William N. Cody Gaston of Las Vegas; several nieces and nephews in the surrounding area; and her dog, Thor.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Nay Gaston; and three brothers, Jackie, Theran and Junior Flesher.

Mrs. Williams was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Weston. She was co-owner of Tire Service Inc., Sand Dollar Lounge, and Fast Break Lounge in Las Vegas, Nev., after retiring in 1996. She was a graduate of Weston High School and enjoyed being with her family. She lived in Las Vegas for 36 years before moving back to West Virginia with her daughter in April of 1998.

Friends may call at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, on Tuesday, May 29, 2001, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday morning, May 30, 2001, from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour of 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2001, from the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison County Relay for Life, c/o American Cancer Society. Floyd Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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