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Obituaries for Tuesday, June 12, 2001

William E. Boggess

WESTON -- William E. Boggess, 95, of 634 Court Ave., Weston, died at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2001 at his residence. Born on March 20, 1906, near Sandyville, he was a son of the late Floyd and Rosa Dawkins Boggess. His wife, Ruby Carder Boggess, whom he married Aug. 5, 1928, survives at home.

Also surviving are one son, William Boggess Jr., of Weston; one grandson, William Boggess III, of Merrett Island, Fla.; three stepgrandchildren, Michael McKibben, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Renee Nie, of Palm Bay, Fla. and Vincent McKibben, of Clarksburg; one brother, Robert Boggess, of Sandyville; and one sister, Ruby Holstein, of Alum Creek.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Juanita Elliot; and two brothers, Floyd and Clyde Boggess.

Mr. Boggess was a local banker and businessman for many years. He was a member of Weston Masonic Lodge No. 10, A.F. & A.M.; Bigelow Chapter No. 4, Royal Arch Mason; St. John's Commandery No. 8, Knight's Templar; 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason; and past potentate of Nemesis Temple Shrine of Parkersburg. He was also a member of Weston Rotary and the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, on Wednesday, June 13, 2001, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Michael Linger officiating. Interment will follow in the Episcopalian Cemetery in Liverpool.

Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul W. "Bud" Brown

BRIDGEPORT -- Paul W. "Bud" Brown, 85, of Worthington Drive, Bridgeport, died Monday June 11, 2001, in United Hospital Center. He was born May 17, 1916, in Clarksburg, a son of the later Thomas Burt and Maude Ellen Stuart Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Newell Low Brown, whom he married Sept. 9, 1939. He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Robert H. (Betsy Brown) Reger and Mrs. Wayne J. (Harriet Ann Brown) Northey; three grandsons, Michael Brown Reger, Philip Paul Northey and Jeffrey Reginald Northey; and one granddaughter, Beth Ellen Northey.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Stuart Brown.

Mr. Brown was a graduate of Washington Irving High School, where he was president of the junior and senior class and captain of the basketball team. He attended West Virginia University College of Engineering and Carnegie Tech.

During World War II, he worked for the Navy Department. During the Korean War, he formed the Brown-Neil Corporation, consisting of Fuel City Metal Works Inc., Barnes and Brass Co., Tolley Engineering Inc. and Hinkle Brothers Inc. Together, these companies completed several interesting contracts for the Air Force and Atomic Energy Commission.

He was principal owner and general manager of Fuel City Metal Works Inc., a diversified mechanical and defense contracting company, for over 30 years.

Mr. Brown had served the city of Bridgeport as councilman and chairman of several committees, the last being the chairman of the Bridgeport Cemetery Committee.

In 1972, he was named "Boss of the Year" by the Clarksburg Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Brown was retired from the Bridgeport Bank, where he had served as director, secretary and president. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Clarksburg, where he served as trustee, deacon and ruling elder.

He was a member of the WVU Alumni Association and Athletic Club, the Phi Kappa Psi National Fraternity, the National Right to Work Committee, Oral Lake Fishing Club, The Nature Conservancy, the National Ruffled Grouse Society and Sons of the American Revolution.

Friends may call at Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 E. Main St., Bridgeport, Wednesday from 1-2 p.m., where funeral services will be performed 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Dr. Eric M. Faust, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 175 W. Main St., Clarksburg WV, 26301.

Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Audrey Roger Collins

CLARKSBURG -- Audrey Roger Collins, 84, of Pine Street, Stonewood, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2001, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg following a brief illness.

Mr. Collins was a coal miner, having retired from Clinchfield Coal Co.'s Martinka Mine with 50 years of service in the mining industry. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local No. 9909, Fairmont.

He was born Jan. 16, 1917, in Tennessee, a son of the late Riley and Maude Lambert Collins.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Bako Collins, whom he married on March 19, 1939.

Also surviving are two sons, Jimmy Collins, Orlando, Fla., and Donald Collins, Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Laurye, James, Donna and Deanna Collins; one sister, Mary Pierce, Taylortown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Richard Collins.

Mr. Collins was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Meuse Argonne Post No. 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clarksburg Lodge No. 52, Loyal Order of the Moose, where he earned his pilgrim degree, legion degree and served as governor for three years. He was a past north moose and 25 Club moose.

He was a member of Herman Lodge No. 6 A.F.& A.M., a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in Clarksburg and Wheeling bodies, a member of the Nemesis Temple of Shrine of Parkersburg and a member of the Shriner's Oriental Band. He was also a past member of Clarksburg Lodge No. 482 B.P.O. Elks. Mr. Collins was Methodist by faith.

Family and friends may call at Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. The Rev. Rick Owens will officiate. Entombment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, where Masonic and military graveside rites will be conducted.

Davis Funeral Home, www.davisfunerals.com, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

John Robert Cox

CLARKSBURG -- John Robert Cox, 79 of 326 1/2 South 2nd St., Clarksburg, died at 11:10 a.m., Sunday, June 10, 2001, at United Hospital Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Clarksburg on Sept. 24, 1921, a son of the late John H. and Nellie B. Meredith Cox.

His wife of 59 years, Betty Jean Limber Cox, whom he married June 6, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are one son, John Robert Cox, II, Buckhannon, two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Joe Gonzalez, both of Good Hope, and Betty Jean and David M. Louzy, Boynton Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Mary Gonzalez, Brian Gonzalez, Jessica Louzy, Jason Louzy and Skylar Louzy.

Mr. Cox graduated from Victory High School in 1939. He retired from Pittsburgh Plate and Glass with 35 years service and Eagle Convex Glass with 10 years service. He also worked as a fireman crossing guard in Nutter Fort for a couple of years.

He was a lifetime member of the B.P.O.E. No. 482, Clarksburg.

Mr. Cox served in the Army during World War II for 38 months, at which time he was in China, Burma and India. He also served in the Korean War for 18 months.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, with the Rev. Olen Robertson presiding.

Interment will be in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald H. Diehl

CLARKSBURG -- Donald H. Diehl, 61, of Route 1, Lost Creek, died June 9, 2001, at United Hospital Center.

Mr. Diehl was a graduate of Penn State Extension College, moved to West Virginia in 1973 and fell in love with this state. He was an engineer with Ingersol Rand.

He was born in Easton, Pa., Feb. 29, 1940, a son of Donald H. Diehl, Bridgeport, and the late Josephine Hixson Diehl. He is survived by two cousins, David Hixson, Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and Sally Ann Hixson, Easton. Mr. Diehl was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist Church. Mr. Diehl enjoyed the outdoors, boating and fishing. He was an avid WVU fan.

Family and friends may call at the Duff Street United Methodist Church Tuesday from 3-4 p.m., where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Geiger will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity.

Davis Funeral home, www.davisfunerals.com, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Eva M. Elyette

SHINNSTON -- Eva M. Elyette, 89, of Shinnston, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2001, at United Hospital Center. She was born Sept. 9, 1911, in Hutchinson, Va., a daughter of the late George William and Ada D. Pell Wright. Mrs. Elyette was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M., who died in 1977.

Mrs. Elyette is survived by two sisters, Mrs. E.L. (Pauline) Davis, of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Everett (Sara) Pitsenberger, of Rockville, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Edna P. Wright Sturm and Irene M. Pitzer; and one brother, Richard Wright.

Mrs. Elyette was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Shinnston. She was also a member of the Ladies of the Moose and the American Legion Auxiliary in Shinnston.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, with Rev. Austin Burrough officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Harmer Funeral Home, of Shinnston, is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel Adams Hawkins

CLARKSBURG -- Mabel Adams Hawkins, 78, of East Olive Street, Bridgeport, died June 9, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.

Mrs. Hawkins was born in Oxford, July 15, 1922, a daughter of the late A.W. and Margaret "Maggie" Snider Adams Rice.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James E. "Bud" Hawkins, whom she married Dec. 27, 1941.

Also surviving are one daughter, Linda Annabelle Hawkins, and one grandson, Matthew James Hawkins, both of Bridgeport; two sisters, Annabelle White and Mary Margaret "Markey" Hood, both of Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, James "Buddy" Hawkins.

Mrs. Hawkins was a 1940 graduate of Washington Irving High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was deeply devoted to all of her family and friends.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Rt. 98, Clarksburg, today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Steven Dorsey officiating. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Kenneth James Landis

BUCKHANNON -- Kenneth James Landis, 2 days, died June 8, 2001, at West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown. He was born June 6, 2001, in Buckhannon, the son of James H. and Peggy J. Smith Landis, both of Tallmansville, who survive.

He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Bennie and Betty Smith; paternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, James and Pam Landis; and paternal grandmother, Cora Landis, all of Buckhannon.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Zelma Smith and George and Nora Heavner; and paternal great-grandparents, James W. and Ruth Phillips and William Forest and Lavona Pearl Landis.

Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 13, from 2-3 p.m. Funeral services will take place at 3 p.m. with Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Bailey Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Phillip Lee "Uddie" Rosette

CLARKSBURG -- Phillip Lee "Uddie" Rosette, 62, of Quiet Dell, died at 6:55 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Fayette County on Aug. 1, 1938, a son of the late Emmette P. and Janette Reese Rosette.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Dewey (Ludema) Booth, Quiet Dell; one brother, Fred E. Rosette, Canton, Ohio; one nephew, John Riblett; and two nieces, Janette Riblett and Ruth Cozad.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helena Rosette. Previously, he attended the Chub Run Community Church.

Mr. Rosette was a coal miner.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Leonard Ludwick presiding.

Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Jean Stalnaker

CLARKSBURG -- Helen Jean Stalnaker, 76, of North 15th Street, Clarksburg, died June 9, 2001, at the Meadowview Manor Nursing Facility in Bridgeport following and extended illness.

She was born March 6, 1925, in Wainville, a daughter of the late Turner Ashby and Virginia Myrtle Harold Stalnaker.

She is survived by a brother, Harold Stalnaker, of Clarksburg; two sisters, Virginia W. Martin, of Clarksburg, and Paula Greene, of Cowen; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Ms. Stalnaker was a secretary and telephone operator for Clarksburg Publishing Company. She retired in 1994 with over 40 years of service. She was an avid reader.

Upon the request of Ms. Stalnaker, her body was donated to the Human Gift Registry. Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, Clarksburg, from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Rev. Bruce McBride officiating.

Davis Funeral Home, www.davisfunerals.com, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Michael Sutton

SALEM -- Gary Michael Sutton, 52, of Rt. 1, New Milton, died Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 9 p.m. at his home following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 30, 1948 in New Milton, the son of the late Howard Jake and Eileen Kesling Sutton. Surviving are his wife, Trish Snyder Sutton; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary Michael and Connie Sue Sutton; a sister and brother-in-law, Deana and First Sgt. Gib Clark, all of New Milton; three grandsons, Jacob Sutton, Jared Sutton and Johnathan Sutton; a niece, Kate Clark; and a nephew, Jeremiah Clark.

He was a member of the Elk Lick Church of God and was a former school bus driver for the Doddridge County school system and was a barber in West Union and Salem.

Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, Wednesday from 1-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Paul Flanigan presiding. Interment will be in the Big Isaac Cemetery.

Greathouse Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tressie Marie Perry Jacobs Wilson

PHILIPPI -- Tressie Marie Perry Jacobs Wilson, age 91, a resident of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Belington, and a former resident of Route 1, Flemington, Galloway community, passed away at 11:48 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2001, in the Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 22, 1909, in Kanawha County, a daughter of the late William Almar and Lillie Ann Jarrell Perry.

She was twice married, first to Frank Jacobs and second to Raymond Wilson, both of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Betty Jo Hudkins, South Point, Ohio, and Frances D. and Wayne Crowe, Bridgeport; two sons and daughters-in-law, William E. and Shirley Jacobs, Route 1, Flemington, and Franklin R. and Bobbie Jo Jacobs, Philippi; three sisters, Anna McCauley and Noble Ellenberg, both of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Helen Maddix, Brownton; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and Ray Perry, and three sisters, Leona Spalding, Lottie Perry and Margaret Perry, and one infant granddaughter.

She attended the Pentecostal Church of God at Brownton.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 North Walnut St., Philippi, after 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Patty Post officiating. Interment will follow in the Mary's Chapel Cemetery.

Wright Funeral Home, Philippi, is in charge of arrangements.

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