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Obituaries for August 12, 2000

Monnie James Currey

GLENVILLE -- Monnie James Currey, 95, of Normantown, died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Sunbridge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Glenville, following an extended illness.

She was born June 17, 1905, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Elder C.L. and Laura Wilson James.

Her husband, Ira Nelson Currey, whom she married April 22, 1928, preceded her in death April 12, 1982.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Maxine Currey, Haymarket, and Burl Currey, Grayson, Ky.; three daughters and husbands, Billie Jean and Bill Summers, Normantown, Norma Lea and Jay Yeardley, Parkersburg, and Clara Ruth and Denver Clendenin, Kenna; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by five brothers, one sister and one great-grandchild; and one daughter-in-law, Ruth Currey.

Mrs. Currey was a homemaker. She was a member of Lower Steer Run Baptist Church.

Josephine Federici

FLEMINGTON -- Josephine Federici, 85, of Route 1, Flemington, Galloway community, died at 12:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at the Lake Hospital System, Painesville, Ohio.

She was born Aug. 30, 1914, in Simpson, a daughter of the late Ralph and Anastasia Manfredi Belcastro.

Her husband, Filippo Federici, preceded her in death April 11, 1983.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Leona and Donald Crouse, Painesville, Ohio, and Barbara and Roy Gobel Jr., La Plata, Md.; one sister, Theresa Monte; two brothers, Nick and Patrick Belcastro, all of Grand Junction, Colo.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jo Ann Worthington; and one granddaughter, Robin Worthington.

Mrs. Federici was a homemaker. She had lived in the Galloway community for the past 70 years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Philippi, and the Galloway Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Nancy June Stout Lewis

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Nancy June Stout Lewis, 58, of 221 Shawnee Estates, Winfield, died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

She was born June 23, 1942, in Flemington, a daughter of the late Neil Marteny and Venola Shanan Marteny of South Maplewood, Bridgeport.

Her first husband, Charles Benjamin Stout, preceded her in death Nov. 15, 1967.

Surviving are one son, David Neil Stout, Clarksville, Ga.; three daughters, Deborah D. Sotir, Clover, S.C., Belinda N. McLaughlin, York, S.C., and Penny Denise Thomas, Scott Depot; three brothers, Roger Marteny, Bridgeport, Nelson Marteny, Fort Myers, Fla., and Randy Marteny, West Milford; four sisters, Carol Wheeler, Clarksburg, Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Wheeler, Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Linda James, Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Terry Johnson, Good Hope, and Brenda James, Fort Worth, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

Mrs. Lewis was a Protestant by faith and had been employed as a school bus driver by the Putnam County Board of Education.

Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where a funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Leon Hevener conducting the service. Interment will follow in the Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Lost Creek.

Alberta V. McMasters

CLARKSBURG -- Alberta V. McMasters, 80, of Mulberry Avenue, Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late William Clark and Genevieve Garrett McMasters.

Miss McMasters was retired from Bell Atlantic with over 44 years of service, where her career was comprised of various assignments in the engineering, plant and traffic departments. At the time of her retirement, she held a management position in the engineering department.

She was active in local civic organizations. She served as president of the Clarksburg Junior Woman's Club, the Quota Club of Clarksburg and the Clarksburg Council Telephone Pioneers of America. She was also a member of the former Clarksburg Community Council and attended West Virginia Business College.

Miss McMasters' hobbies included needlework and miniatures. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, at the Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Scott T. Holcombe officiating. Entombment will be in the Elk View Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church, 123 South 6th St., Clarksburg, WV 26301.

Robert Adron Jenkins

CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Robert Adron Jenkins, 51, of Mount Clare, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in the Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston, following an automobile accident.

He was born March 27, 1949, in Harrison County, a son of the late Adron Jenkins and Marie Furr Jenkins.

Surviving are his companion, Linda Knotts; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jenkins Jr. and Elizabeth; one sister, Marjorie Koch, all of Mount Clare; five brothers, Jessie Jenkins, Smyrna, Tenn., Paul, Gary, Larry, and Perry Jenkins, all of Mount Clare.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Jenkins and James Edward Jenkins; and one sister, Jean Jenkins.

Mr. Jenkins was a veteran of the Navy during the Vietnam Era.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Rodney Heckert presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Viola Mae Jewell

WESTON -- Viola Mae Jewell, 90, of Route 3, Weston, Gaston community, died at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born March 14, 1910, in Georgetown, Lewis County, a daughter of the late Hughie C. Clark and Luesettie Kelley Clark.

Her husband of 28 years, Paul Jewell, whom she married in 1930 preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy L. Brown, Weston; one son, David Paul Jewell, Martinsville, Ind.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three step grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren and two step great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Otie, Erlo, Woodrow, Walter and Arthur Bus Clark; and one sister, Agnes Clark.

Mrs. Jewell was a homemaker. She was a Methodist.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 5-8 p.m. today.

Afuneral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.

Mildred Upton Pifer

PARSONS -- Mildred Upton Pifer, 88, of Saint George, more recently a patient at Nella's Nursing Home died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health and her death was attributed to pneumonia.

She was born July 12, 1912, at Clover Run, Tucker County, a daughter of the late Waitman and Ida Wilt Upton.

Her husband, Frank B. Pifer, preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1961.

Surviving are three sons, Harold Keith Pifer, Cookville, Tenn., Jerry Allen Pifer, St. George, and Russell Losh, Sacramento, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Floyd "Phyllis" Costello, Ohio; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Early Upton; one sister, Ester Upton; and one grandson, Kenny Losh.

Mrs. Pifer attended the schools of Tucker County. She was an employee of the former Tucker County Hospital and had been employed by the Tucker County Board of Education as a cook.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church at St. George, of which she was a member of the Women's Society.

John Elick Rollins Jr.

CLARKSBURG -- John Elick Rollins Jr., 76, of Koupal Towers, Clarksburg, died at 1:07 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born July 27, 1924, in Clarksburg, a son of the late John Elick Rollins Sr. and Maud N. Wall Rollins.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hayward (Norma) Matson, Clarksburg, and Mrs. David (Brenda) Vanscoy, Bridgeport; one son, Sgt. Major Stephen Rollins, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; two brothers, Edward Rollins, Clarksburg, and William Rollins, Shinnston; one sister, Mrs. Delford (Betty) Watson, Bridgeport; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, John David Rollins; and two sisters, Miss June Rollins and Mrs. Glenda Grant.

Mr. Rollins was a Methodist by faith. He was a former employee of the M&H Zinc Plant, Spelter. He retired as a self employed painter.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving in World War II. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 573, Clarksburg, and American Legion Post No. 13, Clarksburg.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Michael C. Hopkins presiding. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, with military honors accorded.

Richard "Dick" Swiger

INVERNESS, Fla. -- Richard "Dick" Swiger, 88, of Inverness, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County.

He was born Oct. 5, 1911, in Smithfield, a son of the late James B. and Loma Welch Swiger.

His wife, Edith, preceded him in death Nov. 29, 1994.

Surviving are two brothers, Charles Swiger, Clarksburg, and Dale Swiger, Lost Creek; two sisters, Edna Woodlin, Inverness, and Marie Harbert, Nutter Fort; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and his loving companion, Lillian Twaddle, Inverness.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Richard "Sonny", on Jan. 28, 2000.

Mr. Swiger was a retired cutter for the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company in Clarksburg, with over 32 years of service. He was World War II U.S. Army Veteran and attended the Hernando Church of the Nazarene.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He played the guitar and sang on the WMMN Radio Station in Fairmont.

Laurie Marie Todd

SHINNSTON -- Laurie Marie Todd, 24, of Anmoore, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000.

She was born June 18, 1976, in Southfield, Mich., a daughter of Gregory John Kordyban of Warren, Mich., and Cynthia Gregory Lewis, Shinnston.

Her husband, Archie Lee Todd Jr., whom she married Aug. 26, 1994, survives.

Also surviving are one brother, David Kordyban, Swanton, Md.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and her mother and father-in-law, Archie and Lona Todd Sr.

She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Eugene and Joyce Kordyban; and her maternal grandparents, Samuel and Ida Jean Gregory.

Mrs. Todd was a member of the Bible Baptist Temple in Stonewood. She loved animals and learning.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Captain Ed Long of the Salvation Army officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

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