|Obituaries for Wednesday, October 25
GRAFTON -- Elma Felicia Cupari, of Grafton, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born July 2, 1957, in Morgantown, a daughter of the late Paul Chambers and Goldie Ann Chambers.
Her husband, Angelo Cupari, preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1989.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Felipe "Toni" Benitez, Winchester, Va., and Felicia Cupari, Keyser; two sisters, Linda Baker and Mary Chambers Charlton, both of Grafton; five brothers, Larry Chambers, Joe Chambers, Rodney Chambers, Harold Moats, and Dale Chambers, all of Grafton; seven grandchildren, Feliciano, Chelsey and Gabbi Benitez, all of Winchester, Va., Tosha and Lindsey Cupari, and Dwight Baker and Toni Baker, all of Keyser.
Mrs. Cupari was a housewife.
Friends will be received at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., from 7-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Thursday, the funeral hour, with the Rev. David Maley, officiating. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Clarksburg.
BRIDGEPORT -- Marjorie E. Ferguson, 76, of 611 Willow Lane, Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a sudden illness.
She was born Jan. 12, 1924, in Stonewood, a daughter of the late Ulysses Blaine Seders and Nellie Samples Seders.
Her husband, James R. Ferguson, survives.
Also surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, James M. and Barbara Kay Ferguson and Joseph B. Ferguson, all of Corbin Branch; two grandchildren, Second Lieutenant Nathan James Ferguson and Damon Seth Ferguson.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jean McKinnon.
Mrs. Ferguson retired in 1989 with 20 years of service with the Harrison County Board of Education as the secretary for Simpson Creek Elementary School.
She previously worked from 1943-1951 in the payroll department at Pittsburgh Plate Glass.
She was a member of the Queen Esther Chapter No. 11 Eastern Star, Governor Johnson Garden Club and the Simpson Creek Baptist Church, Bridgeport.
Friends will be received at Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 10-10:30 a.m. on Friday, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Dr. C. Michael Hopkins, conducting the service. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport.
Bettie June Beveridge Fluharty
MANNINGTON -- Bettie June Beveridge Fluharty, 78, of Mannington, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont.
She was born March 29, 1922, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late Clem H. and Sara Alta Hall Beveridge.
Her husband, Wilbur W. Fluharty, preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1996.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronald W. and wife, Bo Fluharty, Schinnen, Netherlands, Barry L. Fluharty, Cross Lanes, and Robert L. and wife, Janet S. Riggs Fluharty, Mannington; two grandsons, Shawn and wife, Miki Fluharty and Brian Fluharty and his girlfriend, Shauna Sole; one foster grandson, Michael Abner and wife, Wendy; two stepgrandchildren, Dawn Mongold and Joanna Menkee and husband, Mike; six stepgreat-grandchildren, Sable and Jerrod Mongold, Tia Garland, Tiffany and Taisha Cosco and Austin McIntyre; and two foster great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Michael P. Fluharty.
Mrs. Fluharty was a graduate of Barrackville High School.
PENNSBORO -- Coralene Virginia Glover, 81, of West Union, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Clarksburg.
She was born Feb. 4, 1919, on Morgans Run, near West Union, a daughter of the late Ira Dallas and Mary Rebbeca Davisson Hickman.
Her husband, Darius F. "Jack" Glover Sr., preceded her in death.
Surviving are one brother, John M. Hickman, Morgans Run, West Union; two sisters, Edith Dearinger, Moulton, Texas, and June Cumpston, Massillon, Ohio; one grandson, Dallas Morrison, West Union.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Darius F. "Jackie" Glover Jr.; three brothers, William, Warren "Bud," and Jack Hickman; and two sisters, Hester Arvin and Doris Kelley.
Mrs. Glover was retired from the Doddridge County Senior Citizens with 20 years of service as a receptionist. She had been a foster grandparent at the Doddridge County Grade School and a charter member of the Mt. Salem Baptist Church on Morgans Run.
She was a member of the West Union Fire Department Auxiliary, the VFW No. 3408, Ladies Auxiliary, the Doddridge County Senior Citizens, the AARP, the NRA, and had worked as a teacher's aide for exceptional children in Texas.
CLARKSBURG -- Sarah Highland Marshall, 75, of 404 East Main St., Clarksburg, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at her residence.
She was born June 30, 1925, in Nutter Fort, a daughter of the late Millard Duke Highland and Kathryn Myers Highland.
Her husband, Paul W. Marshall, whom she married April 29, 1949, survives.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and James Highland and four sisters, Kathryn Teter, Beulah Steinley, Beatrice Wininger and Naomi Feeney.
Mrs. Marshall was a member of the Evangelical Congregational Church, Oakmound, Clarksburg, and the Queen Esther Chapter No. 11, Order of Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, with Pastor Paul Southerlan presiding. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery. Queen Esther Chapter No. 11, Order of Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary Teresa McGinnis Morris
CLARKSBURG -- Mary Teresa McGinnis Morris, 39, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Clarksburg, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000.
She was born July 10, 1961 in Grafton, a daughter of Rose Lalley McGinnis, Clarksburg, and the late Hugh A. McGinnis.
Her husband, Michael James Morris, survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Jackie McGinnis Cottrill and Stephanie McGinnis Loar, both of Clarksburg; and several nephews and nieces.
Mrs. Morris graduated from Liberty High School in 1979. She received degrees in chemistry and nursing from West Virginia University in 1983 and earned her master's degree in nursing at Marshall University in 1993.
Mrs. Morris worked at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division in 1983, at Kanawha Charleston Health Department, the West Virginia State AIDS Network, St. Francis Hospital and Union Carbide before becoming director of the Putnam Primary Care Center in January of 1996. In 1998, she became the medical director in the Greater Houston area for Union Carbide.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, at Bible Baptist Temple, Route 58, Stonewood, and in Charleston at St. Marks United Methodist Church, Washington and Dickinson streets at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gesundheit Institute Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 98072, Washington, D.C. 20090-8072, or to the Lone Star Chapter WVU Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Nancy Dipaolo, 9422 Windrush Dr., Spring, TX 77379. Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.
FAIRMONT -- Kathleen B. Davis Sewock, 73, of 413 Hall St., Fairmont, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 6, 1926, in Preston County, a daughter of the late Delles R. Davis and Nellie E. Murray Davis.
Her husband, Frank Sewock, preceded her in death in 1997.
Surviving are one son, Michael F. Sewock, Fairmont; three brothers, Dorsey Davis, Grafton, Donald Davis, Kingwood, and Harold Davis, Fellowsville; one sister, Patty Layton, Sunbury, Ohio; one sister-in-law, June Davis, Fellowsville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Mark D. Sewock; one brother, John Paul Davis; and two sisters, Hildred Nicodemus and Dorothy Coffman.
Mrs. Sewock retired after 25 years from the Owens-Illinois Glass Plant in Fairmont. She was formerly employed by Lang Department Store and the Jones Department Store of Fairmont.
She was a member of the C Shift Club and the Diamond Temple United Methodist Church, Fairmont. She was a graduate of Fellowsville High School in Preston County. She loved to sew and care for her family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2059, Fairmont, WV, 26555-2059 or M.V.A. Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 1112, Fairmont, WV 26555-1112.
SHINNSTON -- Edwin H. Skidmore Jr., 80, of Fredricksburg, Va., formerly of Lumberport, died Monday morning, Oct. 23, 2000, at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredricksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born March 17, 1920, in Round Bottom, a son of the late Edwin H. Sr. and Mamie Stansberry Skidmore.
His wife, Georgia Robinson Skidmore, whom he married Oct. 15, 1944, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Timothy Greenstreet, Catlett, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Edwin III and Vivian Skidmore; five grandchildren, John Harrison Welsh, Percy Lee Greenstreet II, Jeannie Marie Greenstreet, Timothy Lynn Greenstreet Jr., and Erin Diane Skidmore; and one brother, William Stansberry Skidmore.
He was also preceded in death by one son, John Butler Skidmore and one sister, Edith Mae McLaughlin.
Mr. Skidmore graduated from Lumberport High School in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. during World War II and upon discharge in 1945, he opened Skidmore's Garage in Lumberport and operated it until 1962, when he moved to Virginia.
He was a member of Swift Run Baptist Church, Greene County, Va., St. John's Lodge No. 24, AF&AM, Shinnston, and the Order of Eastern Star No. 103, Shinnston.
Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Bill Kope officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
GRAFTON -- Clifford L. Summers, 90, of West Main Street, Grafton, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital, Grafton.
He was born Aug. 22, 1910, in Altoona, Pa., a son of the late Frank and Anna Summers.
His wife, Mary Lee Summers, survives.
Also surviving are four children, Maxine O'Brien, Riverview, Mich., Louise Johnson, Mildland, Md., Paul Summers and Richard Summers, both of Bedford, Ohio; four stepchildren, Jo Ann Bolyard, Grafton, Linda Rubenstien, Grafton, Ernestine Farrell, Newburg, and Clyde Jenkins, New Martinsville; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Furry and Margaret Summers, Pennsylvania; one brother, Sheldon Summers; and companions, Norma and Jim "Chick" Robinson, Grafton.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Jack and Jimmy Summers; one granddaughter, Tammy Johnson; three brothers, his twin, Cletus Summers, Melvin Summers and one brother listed as MIA, Dwight Summers; and his first wife and mother of his children, Helen Fisher Summers.
Mr. Summers was a retired conductor for the Chessie System Railroad with over 30 years service. He was an avid carpenter and enjoyed woodworking, being known locally for his birdhouses.
He was a lifetime member of the UTU Local 430, AARP, the Taylor County Senior Center, the Fetterman United Methodist Church and was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Westernport, Md., prior to moving to West Virginia with his wife Mary.
JANE LEW -- Willard Bryan Westfall, 67, of Route 3, Lost Creek, Duck Creek community, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.
He was born July 16, 1933, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Oscar and Bernice Hacker Westfall.
Surviving are one sister, Vivian L. Hardman, Clarksburg; two brothers, Burton O. Westfall and Donald L. Westfall, both of Lost Creek; two nephews, three nieces, one great-nephew and three great-nieces.
Mr. Westfall had served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years and was ranked airman first class. He was a graduate of Victory High School in 1950.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 166, Jane Lew, a former member of IOOF Lodge at Lost Creek and attended the Duck Creek Mission Church.
Friends will be received at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, from 2-8 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Edward E. Bayless officiating. Burial will follow in the Duck Creek Mission Cemetery.
Full military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 166, Jane Lew, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5131, Jane Lew, American Legion Post No. 4 of Weston, Disabled American Veterans Post No. 51, and Central West Virginia Order of the Purple Heart No. 697.