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Obituaries for Friday, June 15, 2001

Arlene Bradley

BRIDGEPORT -- Mrs. Arlene Bradley, 202 Ridgeway Drive, Bridgeport, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at her home. She was born March 6, 1924, in Mannington, the daughter of the late Jasper N. and Pearl Long Kiger.

On Oct. 24, 1942, she was married to Ralph D. Bradley, her husband of 57 years, who preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 2000.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Edward Glover, a granddaughter, Holly Kocher and her husband, Stephen, a great-grandson, Jared Alec Kocher, and a stepgreat-grandson, Brandon Kocher, all of New Martinsville; two sisters, Mrs. John (Eva Lou) Hinerman, of Fairmont, and Mrs. Thomas (Kitty) Lewis, of Murrysville, Pa.

Two brothers preceded her in death, Sgt. Jerome Kiger, while serving in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and Gerald M. Kiger, of Mannington.

Mrs. Bradley was a graduate of Mannington High School and a member of Bridgeport United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Peace Circle. She was also a member of the Governor Johnson Garden Club in Bridgeport.

Friends will be received at the Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 E. Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at Bridgeport United Methodist Church, 251 Worthington Drive, Bridgeport. The funeral service will be held in the church at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Dr. Dale C. Waters as officiant. The interment will follow at the Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport.

Mrs. Howard Hutson

CLARKSBURG -- Josephine Miller Hutson, 90, of 610 Joseph St., Clarksburg, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in the Eastmont Towers Retirement Center in Lincoln, Neb., where she had gone to be close to her daughter. She was born in Beverly, Jan. 29, 1911, the only child of the late John Z. and Hattie Fitzwater Miller.

Her husband, Coach Howard H. "Doc" Hutson, whom she married Apr. 21, 1931, preceded her in death on May 1, 1996.

Surviving are two sons, James H. Hutson, McLean, Va. and David J. Hutson, Apalachin, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (JoAnne H.) Hranac, Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Mrs. Hutson was a graduate of Beverly High School, Davis & Elkins College and had done graduate work at West Virginia University. She was a member and past president of Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Teachers Honorary Society. She was a member and past president of the Stealey Civic and Garden Club and a member of Rachel Chapter No. 47, Order of Eastern Star, Bridgeport, where she had served as organist for many years. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women, the Clarksburg Woman's Club, the Harrison County Association of Retired School Employees and the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees.

Mrs. Hutson retired in 1976 from the Harrison County School System, where she had been a teacher at Bridgeport and Washington Irving High schools for 29 years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarksburg, where she had served as a deacon, elder and pianist.

She was a retired educator and homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, June 18, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Eric M. Faust conducting the service. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles J. Johnson

BUCKHANNON -- Charles J. Johnson, 89, of P.O. Box 37, Lorentz, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at the home of his daughter, Lynn, Grafton.

He was born Dec. 31, 1911, on Sauls Run, a son of the late Romalus Johnson and Maud Casto Johnson.

His wife, Jean Cutright Johnson, whom he married July 26, 1946, preceded him in death on March 13, 1981.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gregory (Lynn) Cartwright, Grafton; two grandsons, Jason and Anni Cartwright, Morgantown, and Zane Cartwright, Grafton.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, infant Johnson and Virgie Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was a heavy equipment operator and served in the U.S. Air Corps. He attended Lorentz United Methodist Church and was a member of Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3663.

Friends will be received from 3-5 and 6-9 p.m. today, June 15, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc., Buckhannon. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. Joy Butcher-Winfree and the Rev. Bert Coffman officiating. Burial will be in Lorentz Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., 207 Latrobe St., Grafton, WV 26354.

Lorene E. Teets

BUCKHANNON -- Lorene E. Teets, 82, of 515 Buckhannon Manor, Buckhannon, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born May 7, 1919, in French Creek, a daughter of the late Fred Crites and Edith Burr Crites.

Her husband, Harry J. Teets, whom she married Sept. 23, 1939, preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1975.

Surviving are one sister, Lois Beery, French Creek; two brothers, Loren Crites, Mt. Clare, and Scott Crites, Adrian; one grandson, Dustin Teets, Fort Drum, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Teresa Ann Troutsman, Nevada; two adopted granddaughters, Crystal, Massillon, Ohio, and Sherri Dean, Philippi.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald Lee Teets and Norman Teets; one brother, Creed Crites; one sister, Zelma Lemons, and one grandson, Kevin Lee Teets.

Mrs. Teets was a custodian at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Methodist. She was a member of the Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3663 Ladies Auxiliary.

Friends will be received from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc., Buckhannon. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc., with Pastor Holly J. Hoover officiating. Burial will be in the Upshur County Memorial Park.

Mr. James Muscar

CLARKSBURG -- Mr. James Muscar, age 73, of Route 1, Box 130, Lumberport, died at 12:58 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2001, in United Hospital Center following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Lumberport, a son of the late Sam and Mary Costontino Muscar.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Davis Muscar, whom he married Feb. 19, 1988; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard G. "Greg" and Nancy Dale, Clarksburg, and Robin "Rob" Woodward, Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Jakie and Frank Muscar, both of Lumberport; four sisters, Mrs. Thelma Guzzi and Mrs. Mary Loretta, both of Clarksburg, Mrs. Bill (Theresa) Scott, Quiet Dell community, and Mrs. Rose McCormick, Edgewater, Md.; several nieces and nephews, and three very loving pets, Trixie Lee, Sassy and Tiffy.

Mr. Muscar was also preceded in death by a daughter and two brothers.

Mr. Muscar was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9151 in Salem, and was a volunteer at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict.

He retired from the J.F. Allen Co. and for the past three years had been working as a laborer at Judel Glass Products Co. in Salem.

He attended the Horizon Church.

Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, with Pastor Quint Pitts conducting the service. Interment will follow in the Lumberport Lions Cemetery. The Honor Guard from American Legion Post No. 13 and VFW Post No. 573 will accord Mr. Muscar's military graveside rites.

Mildred Virginia Toothman

CLARKSBURG -- Mildred Virginia Toothman, 91, a resident of Heartland of Clarksburg, formerly of Waverly Way, Clarksburg, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Heartland of Clarksburg Nursing Home.

Mrs. Toothman was born Jan. 30, 1910, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late Pearle Lee and Ocie Henderson Gray.

Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Emmitt David Tipper, on March 29, 1947, and also by her second husband, William Albert Toothman, on June 22, 1965.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, David Lee Tipper and wife, Wandalee, Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Melinda Lee McClure, Morgantown, Jeanie Herrnberger, Meadow Vista, Calif., Rodney Tipper, Williamsburg, Va., Arron Tipper and Joseph Tipper, both of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; 13 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Wannie Franklin Gray, Richmond, Va.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Donald Page Tipper, and one brother, Woodrow Wilson Gray.

Mrs. Toothman was a graduate of Washington Irving High School.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, state Route 98, Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where the funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 18. Mr. Timothy Freed will officiate. Interment will be in the Brick Church Cemetery.

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

Berlin James Quick

BUCKHANNON -- Berlin James Quick, 75, of Route 2, Box 25A, Ireland, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Gale, a son of the late Homer M. Quick and Ova Wolfe Quick.

Surviving are one sister, Lillian Perrine, Lima, Ohio; two brothers, Larry Quick, Walkersville, and Franklin Faye Quick, Ireland.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Data Baldwin, Ester Quick, Thelma Quick and Agnes Quick, and three brothers, Morris Quick, Homer Quick Jr. and Sanford Quick.

Mr. Quick was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 15, at 2 p.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church with the Rev. Owen Lee officiating. Interment in Fairview Church Cemetery, Ellamore.

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

Mable Irene Wyant

WESTON -- Mable Irene Wyant, 69, of Route 1, Jane Lew, died Wednesday at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston after an extended illness.

She was born in Kanawha County on May 19, 1932, the daughter of the late Doctor Streeter and Goldie Campbell Fields. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Wyant, who died Oct. 18, 1994.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (D'Anna) Scarff and Debbie Scarff, both of Jane Lew; one stepdaughter, Carol Ann McClung of Virginia, and two stepsons, Dennis Wyant of Weston and Kenneth Wyant of Virginia.

Also surviving are four grandchildren, Alicia, Heather, Lindsy and Derik Scarff, and one stepgrandchild, Breanna Wyant.

She is also survived by one brother, James Fields of Charleston; five sisters, Helen Jones, Orpha Casdorph, Carolyn Stancik and Mazzie Groves, all of Charleston, and Bertie Smith of Safety Harbor, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Smith.

Wyant was a housewife and attended Haleville Union Mission Church in Weston.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home chapel, 402 Main Ave., Weston. The Rev. Ron Brown will be conducting services. Interment will follow at the Broad Run Cemetery in Jane Lew.

Floyd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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