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Obituaries for Tuesday, May 29, 2001

Carman Allawat Sr.

CLARKSBURG -- Carman Allawat Sr., 89, of 415 Plainwood Ave., Stonewood, died Sunday, May 27, at Heartland of Clarksburg.

He was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Glen Falls, the son of the late John Allawat and Mary Spadafore Allawat.

Carman is survived by his wife, Lena Mustachio Allawat of Stonewood.

Survivors include two sons, Carman Allawat Jr. of Charleston and Jackie Allawat of Painsville, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Terry Roswell and husband, Randy of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, John Allawat of New Jersey; five grandchildren, Michael Shawn Allawat and companion, Angie Clark, Shawn Eric Pratt and wife, Carrie, Jimmy Allawat, Tammy Harless and Danny Allawat; two great-grandchildren, Bradley French and Christopher Harless; many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

Mr. Allawat was preceded in death by four brothers, Mike, Lee, Carl and Sam Allawat and one deceased sister, Ann Cupak.

Carman had been a volunteer fireman for the Stonewood Fire Department and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Stonewood.

Friends may call at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg on Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Catholic burial rites will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Bartolo Funeral Home Chapel, with Father Leonard Blostic TOR as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Stonewall Park Cemetery, Stonewood.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in his memory.

Bartolo Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Alden Crumrine

MIDDLEBOURNE -- Charles Alden Crumrine, 74, of HC 69 Box 31 Middlebourne, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at his residence. Charles died peacefully after a lengthy illness. He was born July 1, 1926, on the family farm, a son of the late L.A. and Susan Morris Crumrine. His wife of 49 years, Nancy Boone Crumrine, preceded him in death on May 28, 2000.

He is survived by one son, James A. Crumrine of Middlebourne, Jim took care of Charlie following Nancy's death. Three daughters, Patty S. Safreed and husband, Ronald, of Wheeling, Charlene Hughes and husband, Larry, of Hico, and Mary D. Long and husband, Richard, of Wheeling; one brother, John W. Crumrine and his wife, Jacqueline, of Middlebourne; five grandsons, Dustin and Jordan Hughes, Cody and Todd Long, and Charles A. Crumrine; three granddaughters, Courtney and Ashley Hughes, Heather Crumrine. Also, Jim's friend Carol Savka and his many care providers and helpers including: Donna, Terri, Cathy, Wendy, Daisy, Dorothy and Crystal. He also leaves behind countless, faithful friends who have visited with him and helped him in so many ways.

Charlie was a member of the Middlebourne United Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a former postmaster of Middlebourne, retiring in 1987 from the U.S. Postal Service after 28 years under its employ. He was a past president and member of the Tyler County Board of Education. He was a member of the Beechwood Cemetery Association's Board of Directors, and a past treasurer of that organization.

He was a member of West Virginia Chapter No. 15 of the National Association of Postmasters and had served as its state president, along with other offices and committees. On the national level, he had served as its vice president for Area 6 and also served on its National Legislative Committee. He was a member of Middlebourne Lodge No. 34, AF&AM and a 4-H All Star. He was a member of New Martinsville Chapter No. 50, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of American Legion Post No. 48, Middlebourne. He was a member of the Little Kanawha Resource and Conservation Development Council. He was a member of the Little Kanawha Soil Conservation District and the Upper Ohio Valley Soil Conservation District Supervisory Committee.

Friends will be received 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Jeff Anderson officiating. A luncheon will be held prior to the funeral at the Middlebourne United Methodist Church. The interment service will be conducted by Middlebourne Lodge No. 34, AF&AM, at Beechwood Cemetery, Alma.

Contributions may be made to Journey Hospice, 314 South Wells St., Sistersville WV 26175.

Furbee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. John Lewis Hunt

GRAFTON -- Mr. John Lewis Hunt, 70, of Grafton, died May 27, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Mr. Hunt was born on Nov. 12, 1930, in Burton, the son of the late Garrett and Madge Bailey Hunt. He attended Hundred High School, graduating in 1948. Mr. Hunt attended West Virginia University and the WVU College of Law, earning the degree of doctor of jurisprudence in 1954. Mr. Hunt married Ann Evans of Morgantown in 1954.

Mr. Hunt served in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Division from 1955 until 1957. After his Army service was completed, he went to work for State Farm Insurance, where he achieved the designation of CPCU. Mr. Hunt retired from State Farm in 1992 after 35 years of service.

Mr. Hunt was a member of the Grafton City Hospital Board of Trustees and was also very active in the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Grafton. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Hunt is survived by his wife, Ann of Grafton; one sister, Barbara Hunt Brasher of Burton; two sons, John Matthew of Billings, Mont., and Charles Garrett "Gary" of Frederick, Md.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Martha Hunt Kerr.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Permanent Fund of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Route 4, Box 284, Grafton WV 26354.

The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, U.S. Route 50 West of Grafton on Tuesday, May 29, 2001, from 6-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 30, 2001, from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Bert Coffman officiating. Interment will be in the Harmony Cemetery, Burton.

Donald G. Ford Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Edward 'Bill' Fisher

JANE LEW -- William Edward "Bill" Fisher, 83, of Straley Addition, Jane Lew, passed away Monday, May 28, 2001, at his home.

He was born May 27, 1918, Weston, a son of the late William O. and Audra Townsend Fisher.

He was married Sept. 7, 1938, to Garnet L. Holbert Fisher, who survives.

Surviving also are one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel E. Fisher and wife, Jeanne of Weston; one granddaughter and husband, Krista Lattea and husband, John of Buckhannon; one sister and husband, Peggy Ellis and husband Ted of Weston; two half brothers, Jack Fisher of Weston and Rodney Fisher of Florida; one half sister, Regina Fidler of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Myrtle Westfall Fisher and one brother, Cecil Fisher.

Mr. Fisher was retired from Consolidated Gas with 34 years of service. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and camper.

Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bradley Tenney officiating. Burial will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be sent to Lewis-Upshur Camp of Gideons, P.O. Box 505, Buckhannon WV 26201.

Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Master Sergeant Gerald 'Tom' Loy

SALEM -- Master Sergeant Gerald "Tom" Loy, 68, of Schofield, Wis., died at his home Saturday, May 26, 2001.

He was born July 1, 1932 at Brown, the son of the late Archie D. Loy and Ivory Currey Loy of Canton, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, David Loy of Freeburg, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Jon (Kerry) Euting, Wausau, Wis., and Vickie Ward, Fort Worth, Texas; one stepson, Mark Fick, Antigo, Wis.; one brother and wife, A.J. (Oranna) Loy, East Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Ramona Mullenaux and Mrs. Ralph (Marlene) Bittler, both of Canton; a friend, Joyce Carpenter, Canton; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Mark and Erin Loy of Freeburg, Travis Loy, Belleville, Ill., Jonathon and Hannah, Wausau, and Chelsa Ward, Ft. Worth; also three stepgrandchildren, Dustin, Kaylie and Wesley Fick, Antigo.

Mr. Loy was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at the Turkey Hill Radar Base, Belleville, for a number of years.

Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home Thursday 2 p.m. The Rev. Jon Hayes will preside. Interment will be in the K of P Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded at the graveside by the Color Guard of VFW Post No. 573 and Post No. 13, the American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be directed to the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home guest register.

Greathouse Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harley Mollohan

JANE LEW -- Harley Mollohan, 82, of 11 Oakridge Estates II, Lost Creek, died May 28, 2001.

He was born April 30, 1919, in Caress, a son of the late George and Iva Lewis Mollohan.

He was married Aug. 16, 1952, at Lumberport, to Reva Dennison, who survives.

Also surviving are one stepson, Bobby Ray Dennison of Parma, Ohio; one daughter, Cheryl Fuchs of Mentor, Ohio; two sisters, Bessie Lowther of Corley, Mary Gregory of Haywood; two brothers, Marvin Mollohan of Corley and Paul Mollohan of Weston; six grandchildren.

Two sisters and one brother are deceased.

Mr. Mollohan was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Army and was Protestant by faith. He was a retired carpenter.

Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ronald Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Potts, Verna May

PINE GROVE -- Potts, Verna May, 70, of New Martinsville, formerly of Jacksonburg, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at the New Martinsville Health Care Center.

She was a member of the former Presbyterian Church at Jacksonburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde W. and Julie Elizabeth Duffy Kendall; one grandson, Francis Stender Potts and one brother, Charles Kendall.

Surviving is her husband, Thomas Earl Potts; one son, Kenneth E. Potts and his wife, Patty of New Martinsville; one brother, Wallace "Wally" Kendall of Reader; and one sister, Norma L. Childers of Elenor; four grandchildren, Julia Claire Potts, Adell Marie Potts, Ann Jannette Potts and Jacob Patrick Potts.

Friends will be received 2-9 Wednesday at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City.

Palmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Steve M. 'Sonny' Shedlock

MORGANTOWN -- Steve M. "Sonny" Shedlock, 80, formerly of Wagner Road, Morgantown, died Friday, May 26, 2001, at his home in Orlando, Fla., of an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Ginter, Pa., a son of the late Martin and Ann Fudro Shedlock.

He was a retired mining engineer, a Marine veteran of World War II and a graduate of Penn State University.

He is survived by his wife, Marie J. Shedlock; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and P.H. Sherrard of Orlando; and friend, Brenda Morgan of Morgantown; one sister, Agnes Manning and one brother, Edward Shedlock, both of Ramey, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steve M. Shedlock Jr.

Friends may call at the Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home Tuesday May 29, from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday May 30 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held Thursday, May 31, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Richard W. Fiete officiating. Burial will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens with military graveside handled by Marine Corps League Monongalia County Detachment 342.

Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Harry L. Swiger

CLARKSBURG -- Harry L. Swiger, age 81, of 1603 Adams Ave., Clarksburg, died Sunday morning, May 27, 2001, in Boyles Personal Care Home, Gore.

He was born in Wallace, Oct. 31, 1919, a son of the late Leland Swiger and the late Rhoda Frum Swiger.

His wife, Audra Morgan Swiger, whom he married June 30, 1951, preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1982.

Surviving are two nephews and a sister-in-law.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Oye Swiger and Corbett Swiger.

Mr. Swiger was a Protestant and had attended Jewel City Church.

He was a retired letter carrier from the U.S. Postal Service and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Robert Shingleton presiding. Interment will be in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Warner, Cathaleen

PINE GROVE -- Warner, Cathaleen, 74, of Reader, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at the Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard A. Warner on June 25, 1994, and her parents Kenneth and Mary E. Tennant Gatrell.

Surviving are one son, Roger Warner of Reader; four daughters, Connie Willey and Kathy Smearman, both of Pine Grove, Patricia Spencer of Spelter, and Vickie Seguin of Huntington; three sisters, Imogene Tingler and Geraldine Camp, both of Parkersburg, and Lillian Young of Wintersville, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Melanie Willey, Kenny Willey, Tracy Long, Kimberly Warner, Stephanie Warner, Jason Smearman, Katie Smearman, Cory Spencer and Amanda Beckman; seven great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove. Friends will be received Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Reader, from noon until the time of services at 1 p.m. Interment will be at the Milburn Cemetery, Reader.

Pine Grove Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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