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Obituaries for Wednesday, June 13, 2001

John Robert Cox

CLARKSBURG -- John Robert Cox, 79 of 32612 South 22nd 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 Limbers 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, Good Hope, and Betty Jean and David M. Louzy, Boynton Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Mary Gonzalez, Brian Gonzalez, Jessica Louzy, Jason Louzy and Skyler Louzy.

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

He was a lifetime member of 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.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., with the Rev. Olen Robertson presiding.

Interment will be in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn W. Gabbert

BLADENSBURG, Ohio -- Evelyn W. Gabbert, 85, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Country Club Retirement Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She was born July 26, 1915, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to John R. and Wanda Marie Keith Poynter.

She was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist Church in Clarksburg.

She is survived by three daughters, Jolene Haddox of Fairmont, W.Va., Judith Ann Lefevre, Bridgeport, W.Va., and Joyce Rhoades, Howard, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Gabbert, in 1959; one sister, and one brother.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at noon in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Clarksburg. The North-Dilley Funeral Home of Mount Vernon, Ohio, assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lupus Foundation or Hospice of Knox County, 302 East High St., Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.

North-Dilley Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Donald Jackson

WESTON -- Robert Donald Jackson, 71, of Jane Lew, Westfield community, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at 8 p.m. at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness.

He was born May 23, 1930, in Braxton County, a son of the late Thomas A. Jackson and Esta Mae Gifford Jackson.

He was twice married, first to Martha Jane Garton, and then to Rose Mary Beckner Marsh, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Roberta Smith, Charles City, Va.; two stepsons, Stephen Lee Marsh, Westfield, and John Russell Marsh, Reedsville; two stepdaughters, Mary Katheryn Turner, Westfield, and Martha Ann Stopiak, Stonewood; five stepgrandchildren; four brothers, Arthur of Ireland, Lester of London, Ky., Herb of North Jackson, Ohio, and Raymond of Clarksburg; three sisters, Goldie Freeland, Baltimore, Md., Lucy Villers, Westfield, and Linda Lou Goodwin, Weston; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Jackson and Macel Jackson.

Mr. Jackson was a semi-retired sales representative for the Dyno-Noble Explosive Corp. with over 30 years of service. He was a member and former trustee of the Grace Baptist Temple in Jane Lew.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2001. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery.

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

Mary Edith Bowyer Mayse

Mary Edith Bowyer Mayse, 88, of Hedgesville, formerly of Burnsville, Braxton County, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 7, 2001, at her residence in Hedgesville, where she resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Darwin Plumlee, under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle, Central West Virginia Aging Services Inc. and Harris Community Care.

Born Oct. 18, 1912, in Braxton County, she was the daughter of H. Raymond Bowyer and Catory Stout Bowyer. She was a graduate of Burnsville High School, Class of 1932, and Glenville State College. She enjoyed teaching in the Braxton County school system for 3912 years.

She was a member of the Burnsville Baptist Church. She attended Independent Bible Church in Martinsburg.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra M. and Darwin K. Plumlee of Hedgesville, and a devoted nephew and wife, Worthy "Butch" and Dee Bowyer Jr., Loudon, Tenn.; three grandsons, Larry Duane Brown, Falls Mills, Darrin K. Plumlee, Maple Shade, N.J., and Dean K. Plumlee, Martinsburg; five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Dean Mayse; a daughter, Anna Rae Mayse Brown; two brothers, Franklin and Worthy "Bud" Bowyer, and a sister, Hazel Hardman.

She was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 85, adviser of Theta Rho Girls Club No. 17, Kanawha Alumni Association, former mayor of the Town of Burnsville, former recorder of the Town of Burnsville, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Braxton County Democratic Association, Braxton County Hospital Auxiliary, Lions and Lioness Clubs, and on the Board of Directors of the Senior Citizens.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, where a Rebekah service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home with Pastor Dean Plumlee officiating. Interment will be in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Burnsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burnsville Seniors, Burnsville, Rebekah Lodge No. 85, Burnsville, or the Burnsville Baptist Church, Burnsville.

Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, is in charge of arrangements.

Patrick Jon Seese

ALMA -- Patrick Jon Seese, 32, of Shirley, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at his residence.

He was a member of the Cedar Grove Church of Christ.

He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Kathryn Shuman Seese; four brothers, Jerald Leon of Tyner, N.C., Norman Joe of Shirley, Randal Dale of Clarksburg, and Lionel Shon of New Martinsville; four sisters, Regina Gale Seese, Weston, Anna Morgan, West Union, Edwina Jane Brownson, Salem, and Rendova Lavella Oldaker, Clarksburg.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Furbee Funeral Home, Alma. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Thomas officiating. Interment in the Shirley Cemetery, Shirley.

Furbee Funeral Home, Alma, is in charge of arrangements.

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