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Obituaries for Monday, July 10

Lenore Bacorn

BUCKHANNON -- Lenore Bacorn, 87, of P.O. Box 1233, Buckhannon, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Sunbridge Care, Salem.

She was born May 9, 1913, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late James Bacorn and Gertie Perkey Bacorn.

Surviving are one son, William and Cindy Bacorn, Cortland, Ohio; one daughter, Norma J. Bacorn, Buckhannon; two sisters, Garnet McHenry, Jefferson, Pa., and Oma Wilson, French Creek; one grandson, William J. and Joy Bacorn, and two great-grandsons, William J. and Jaret J. Bacorn, all of Cortland.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Ms. Bacorn was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at Poling St.-Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. There will be no funeral services.

Gary D. Barnette

CLARKSBURG -- Coach Gary D. Barnette, 55, of Route 1, Lost Creek, Buffalo Creek Road, died suddenly Saturday, July 8, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 20, 1944, in Jackson County, a son of the late Alfred Lee and Sarah Sayre Barnette.

His wife, Rebecca Fidler Barnette, whom he married Jan. 23, 1966, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Gary Barnette and wife, Jody, Marietta, Ga., and Michael J. Barnette and wife, Rachelle, Buffalo Lake; one daughter, Marcie Barnette, Buffalo Lake; three grandchildren, Kyle and Camden Barnette, and Makenna Hefner; one brother, Jim Barnette, Ripley, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Barnette.

Mr. Barnette was a retired coach and educator at South Harrison High School with 32 years of service. He was a graduate of West Virginia University, a two-year letterman for the WVU football team and a third-team All American. He was drafted by the New York Giants football team, played against Roger Staubach and played in the first indoor football game in 1964.

He was a member of the South Harrison Booster Club, Harrison County Coaches Association, West Virginia Coaches Association, West Virginia Football Rules Committee, was a member and ranger at Bel Meadow Country Club, and was a member of the West Milford Baptist Church.

Family and friends will be received at the West Milford Baptist Church from 2-9 p.m. today where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Bill Stutler officiating. Interment will be in the Sardis Baptist Cemetery. Family and friends will fellowship following the burial at the West Milford Community Building.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Coach Barnette Christian Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o West Milford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 133, West Milford, WV, 26541.

Edith Virginia "Tom" Day

BUCKHANNON -- Edith Virginia "Tom" Day, 89, of Heavner Road, Buckhannon, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Holbrooks Nursing Home, Buckhannon.

She was born Jan. 3, 1911, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late George W. Shipman and Cora Fox Shipman.

Her husband, Russell J. Day, whom she married Oct. 15, 1931, preceded her in death on May 20, 1982.

Surviving are two daughters, Isiabella Rose, Florida, and Patricia A. Mack, Toledo, Ohio; one son, Russell "Chub" Day, Buckhannon; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margie Oldaker, and one brother, Bud Shipman, both of Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Charles Day; one son-in-law, Richard "Dick" Mack; nine sisters, and one brother.

Mrs. Day was a Methodist by faith. She was a homemaker.

Lee Junior "Ed" Edwards

WESTON -- Lee Junior "Ed" Edwards, 74, of 140 Minnich St., Weston, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Lost Creek, a son of the late Farris Edwards and Olive B. Kelley Edwards.

His wife, the former Mary J. West, whom he married Jan. 22, 1954, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Sharon K. and Nancy J. Edwards, both of Weston; one brother, Kenneth Edwards, Goshen, Ind.; two sisters, Carolyn Lundell, Jane Lew, and Emma Lowther, Weston; his mother-in-law, Pearl M. Clifton, Weston; one aunt, Mary L. (Kelley) McCain, Pueblo, Colo., and several nieces an nephews.

He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Edwards was retired from Gem Furniture with 32 years of service and from Weston State Hospital with 39 years of service, where he was a Health Service Tech 3.

He was a member of Weston Assembly of God, where he was a past trustee and Sunday School superintendent. He also served on the Deacon Board.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Friends may call at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 5-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Mark Anderson and the Rev. John Cowgar officiating. Interment will follow in the Machpelah Cemetery, Weston.

Anthony "Ed" Garlow Jr.

PHILIPPI -- Anthony "Ed" Garlow Jr., 67, of Galloway, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at his home following a brief illness.

He was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Galloway, a son of the late Anthony Garlow and Anna Saltis Garlow.

His wife, Luellen J. Williamson, whom he married Dec. 31, 1974, survives at Galloway.

Also surviving are his first wife, Lala Stevens, Astor community; two stepsons from his first marriage, Tom and Jerry Ravis; four stepchildren from his current marriage, Charles Williamson, Mansfield, Ohio, Jim Williamson, Canton, Ohio, Susan Stutler and Beth Duzan, both of Galloway; 13 stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters, Martha Sebola and Libby Kokay, both of Brownsville, Pa., and Sue Ewing, Proterville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Garlow was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired equipment operator for Alfreds Construction Company.

He was a member of the Galloway Methodist Church and attended the Fountain of Love Church in Galloway.

Friends may call at the Stemple and Forman Funeral Home, Philippi, from 3-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday, when funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Selvy J. Mayle officiating. Interment will follow in the Point Pleasant Cemetery.

Cleta Mae Cross Long

PARSONS -- Cleta Mae Cross Long, 63, of Parsons, died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2000, at the home of her son, Dennis Long. She had been in declining health, and death was attributed to cancer.

She was born July 29, 1936, at Hendricks, a daughter of the late William G. Washington and Maudie M. Moreland Cross.

Her husband, Norman A. Long, whom she married Aug. 15, 1953, at Oakland, Md., survives.

Also surviving are one son, Dennis N. Long, Holly Meadows; one adopted daughter, Connie Myers, Martinsburg; two brothers, Denver L. Cross, Lake View, S.C., and Lester A. Cross, Hambleton, and one granddaughter, Melissa A. Helmick and husband, Jack, Parsons.

Mrs. Long was a well-known writer and historian. She was a graduate of Parsons High School. She attended Marshall University, Fairmont State College and West Virginia University.

She was the author of five books: three of poetry, one of the history of Tucker County, and one children's book. She was appointed the Poet Laureate of Tucker County in 1992, and was a lifetime Poet Laureate of Hamrick School. She was named "Tuckineer" in 1994 and received the Community Service Award in 1995.

She was a member of Liberty Rebekah Lodge No. 95 of Parsons, where she had served as past noble grand. She was a past district deputy of District No. 12, Rebekah Lodge. She was a member and past president of the Hambleton-Hendricks English Club. She was a founding member of the Tucker County Arts Council and the Heritage House. She was a member and past president of the Tucker County Historical Society, the Tucker County Unit of the American Heart Association, the Tucker County Cancer Society and the Tucker County Crippled Children.

She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She was a member of the West Virginia Writer's Association and the Parsons Women's Investment Club. She attended the Hendricks United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home, Parsons, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. The casket will remain closed. A eulogy will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow, with scattering of the cremains on the family farm at Dry Fork. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ruth Christine Lower

BUCKHANNON -- Ruth Christine Lower, 78, of 42A College Ave., Buckhannon, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, in Buckhannon.

She was born May 15, 1922, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Alfred Bennett and Lillie C. Hinkle Bennett.

Her husband, Joy F. Lower, whom she married Aug. 15, 1940, preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Richard J. Lower, Mantua, Ohio; one daughter, Christina Toure, Buckhannon; two grandsons, Michael T. Lower, Mantua, and John R. Earnest, Bristow, Va.; one granddaughter, Tara L. VanPort Fleet, Streetsboro, Ohio; one great-grandson, Brian R. Earnest, and two great-granddaughters, Rebecca C. Earnest, both of Bristow, and Courtney O. Lower, Mantua.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Edith Bennett, and two brothers, Lawrence and Walter Bennett.

Mrs. Lower was a homemaker. She was a member of North Buckhannon United Methodist Church, Buckhannon.

Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 5-9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Junior Harris and the Rev. Donald McCauley officiating. Burial will be at Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon.

Edward Nay

SHINNSTON -- Edward Nay, 87, of 43 Main St., Shinnston, died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 18, 1912, at Lumberport, a son of the late Joseph Homer and Jeanie F. Hoy Nay.

His wife, Phyllis Vassar Nay, preceded him in death June 30, 2000.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, John Nay and wife, Sue Nay, Shinnston, and Richard Nay, Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters and one son-in-law, Judy Long, Mount Holly, N.J., and Linda Kutsher and husband, Bob Kutsher, Annandale, Va.; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Nay retired from Williams Mine in 1975. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Shinnston.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Karen Camden officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

John W. Sandy

CAIRO -- John W. Sandy, 73, of Cairo, Cornwallis community, died Sunday, July 9, 1922, in Parkersburg.

He was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Cairo, a son of the late Earnest John and Olive Egentine Robinson Sandy.

Surviving are one sister, Nellie Webb, Cornwallis; two nephews, Roy Webb, Brownsville, Ky., and Randall Webb, Bowling Green, Ky.; three nieces, Rheba Brady, Warrenton, Va., Regina McCombs, Brownsville, Ky., and Reina Perkins, Greensburg, Ky.

He was also preceded in death by one nephew, Roger L. Webb.

Mr. Sandy had been employed at North Bend State Park in the maintenance department for 22 years. He was a member of the NRA and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Pennsboro Branch.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Masonic Memorial Park, Cairo, with Elder Sanders Thornburg officiating.

John H. Stull

PENNSBORO -- John H. Stull, 80, of Pennsboro, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Oak Hill.

He was born May 4, 1920, in Pennsboro, a son of the late John and Sarah Shuman Stull Wilson.

His wife, Betty Chipps Stull, preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Stull, Hebron, Charley Stull, Pennsboro, and Frank Stull, St. Marys; two daughters, Joan Collins, Hilltop, and Deloris Bunner, Pennsboro; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mary A. Stull; three brothers, and six sisters.

Mr. Stull was retired from the B&O Railroad with the Tunnel Gang.

Friends may call from 4:30 - 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the McCullough Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Mark T. Dameron officiating. Burial will be in the Burnt House Cemetery, Route 74 North, Pennsboro.

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