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Obituaries for Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001

Jack. G. Alonso

CLARKSBURG -- Jack G. Alonso, Sr., 80, of 1618 N. 16th St., died early Monday morning, July 30, at the Clarksburg Continuous Care Center.

Mr. Alonso Sr. was born on Feb. 22, 1921, in Clarksburg, the son of the late Roman Alonso and Rita Fernandez Alonso.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Angeline "Angie" Lopez Alonso whom he married on Sept. 3, 1944.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Alonso is survived by one son, Jack G. "Chico" Alonso, Jr., Clarksburg; one daughter, Vanessa R. Roach and her husband, Richard "Richy" Roach of Gassaway.

Also surviving are two grandchildren, J.R. Roach and his wife, Tammy, of Clarksburg, and Ryan Roach and his wife, Heather, Gassaway; one great-grandson, Tre Roach, of Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Alonso is the last surviving member of his family.

Jack had been employed by Rolland Glass for over 42 years. He also retired from Jerry Run Glass. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy for 42 months. He was considered a good carpenter and enjoyed working with wood. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church of North View.

The family will receive friends at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, on Friday evening, Aug. 3, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Timothy Grassi will be officiating the services. A vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening in the funeral home.

Bartolo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Lee Beverlin

PADEN CITY -- Richard Lee Beverlin, 65, of Paden City, died Monday, July 30, 2001, in Bellaire City Hospital, Bellaire, Ohio. He was born Feb. 8, 1936, in Doddridge County, the son of the late Issac Richard and Lena Saul Beverlin.

He was a retired employee of Bayer Corporation, New Martinsville, a member of Wetzel Lodge #30 A.F. & A.M. of New Martinsville, and a Baptist by faith.

He also was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Lee Beverlin in 1994; and a half brother, Paul Chaney.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy S. Ramage Beverlin; a son, Tim Beverlin and his wife, Chris, New Martinsville; a daughter, Linda Shinn and her husband, Pat, New Martinsville; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Jonas, Jared, and Leah Beverlin, and Brooke and Nichole Middleton; a stepgrandson, Mikey Martin; two great-granddaughters, Dezirae Middleton and Ashlyn Moses.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jarvis Funeral Home, Paden City, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bob Merritt officiating. Interment is in Knights of Pythias Memorial Park, Salem. Masonic services will be held at graveside.

Jarvis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Irene G. Bramer

CLARKSBURG-- Mrs. Irene G. Bramer, 82, of Anmoore, died at 5:10 a.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in United Hospital Center from a brief illness.

She was born at Dawmont, on May 29, 1919, a daughter of the late Louie and Mary Rincho Gluhak.

He husband, Okey J. Bramer, Jr., preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1990.

Surviving are one sister, Anna Heath, Anmoore; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Grace Boboth, Ella Pasi, Julia Paskwitz and Elizabeth Stokan.

Mrs. Bramer attended the Anmoore United Methodist Church. She served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II and was a junior leader of Company 11, 3rd Regiment 1st WAAC Training Center.

Mrs. Bramer was an employee of the former St. Mary's Hospital and the Sheraton Inn in Clarksburg.

There is no visitation, and a private graveside service will be held Thursday, August 2, 2001, in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery with Rev. Chris Duckworth presiding.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Veda Gay Gum

WESTON-- Veda Gay Ware Gum, 86, of 799 W. 2nd St., Weston, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born May 23, 1915, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Delbert W. McCauley and Mamy A Groff.

She was twice married, first to Alpheus Ware, who preceded her in death on May 21, 1954, and then to Lott E. Gum, who preceded her in death on May 2, 1998.

Surviving are one son, Shirley F. Ware, Weston; two sisters, Rena Johnson, Sylvania, Ohio, and Edith Mick, Burnsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Mrs. Gum was a housewife and a member of the Churchville United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at the Floyd Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Martin Wine officiating. Interment will follow in the Casto Cemetery at Knawles Creek.

Floyd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest E. Lantz

CLARKSBURG -- Ernest E. Lantz, age 89, 609 Maryland Avenue, Nutter Fort, died at 2:24 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2001, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Feb. 20, 1912, in Cumberland, Md., a son of the late Denzel R. Lantz and the late Bessie Bowman Lantz.

Surviving are his wife, Millwanda Spencer Lantz, whom he married Sept. 17, 1930; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford J. (Barbara A.) Harris, Bridgeport, and Winnalee Lantz Sprout, Vienna; six grandchildren, Stanley A. Moore, Donna Smith, Terry J. Jackson, Tammy Carson, Kelly Klepadlo and Aaron Harris; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin Lantz, Tucson, Ariz., and Norvil Lantz, Bella Vista, Ark.; one sister, Margaret Black, Tucson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Burton Lantz, and two sisters, Audra Osborn and Phyllis Tate.

Mr. Lantz retired from the B&O Railroad after completing 33 1/2 years of service as a conductor.

He enjoyed attending and participating in church activities and also enjoyed gardening, fishing and going to the gym.

Friends were received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Sherman Goodwin and Rev. O.D. Harman presiding.

Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Lieberman

CLARKSBURG -- Jack Lieberman, 81, of Atlantic City, N.J., died July 27, 2001, in Atlantic City, following an extended illness. Mr. Lieberman was born in Vineland, N.J., on Dec. 18, 1919, a son of the late Samuel and Fannie Tucker Lieberman.

He was a retired store manager of South Land Corporation with 11 years of service.

He was married to Betty Lee Smith Lieberman, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Lieberman is survived by one son, Toby Lieberman, of Wisconsin; one stepson, Robert Lee Simon, Miami, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Barbara Jean Robinson, Raleigh, N.C.; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harold Lieberman, Atlantic City.

There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Friday, August 3, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

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

Marlene J. Shepherd

CLARKSBURG -- Marlene J. Shepherd, 68, of Rt. 3, Box 832, Lost Creek, died at 8:41 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, in United Hospital Center, following a brief illness.

She was born in Buckhannon, Jan. 23, 1933, a daughter of Hazel G. Daugherty Chandler, of Rt. 3, Lost Creek, and the late Audrey Basil Chandler.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert V. Shepherd, whom she married May 4, 1954; one son and daughter-in-law, J. Daniel "Danny" and Marva Shepherd, Rt. 3, Box 825, Lost Creek; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald Nathan and Kay Chandler, Manassas, Va.; one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia Chandler and Jim Garrett, Selma, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Georgia Chandler, Seffner, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Jillian and Patricia Shepherd and Breanna and Brenton Shepherd; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Stephen Shepherd.

Mrs. Shepherd was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksburg. She belonged to a farm women's club.

Mrs. Shepherd was a homemaker and had formerly been employed by Western Union.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 1 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church With Rev. Father Timothy Grassi as celebrant.

Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

A vigil service will be conducted in the funeral home this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha Dorothy Watkins

CLARKSBURG-- Bertha Dorothy Watkins, 96, of Rt. 5, Laurel Park, died Monday, July 30, 2001 in United Hospital Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Watkins was retired from Hazel Atlas Glass Factory with 26 years as a glass packer.

She was born in Coffeyville, Kan., Dec. 13, 1904, a daughter of the late Jacob and Bertha Poth Schlicker.

Twice married, she was preceded in death by her second husband, Robert Watkins, in 1984.

Surviving are one son, Robert Martinez, Clarksburg; two grandsons, Jeffrey, and Robert, Jr., both of Clarksburg; two granddaughters, Theresa Pricket, Worthington, and Cheryl Loftus, Baltimore, Md.; and several great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Watkins was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers, Emil, Albert and Jacob Schlicker.

Mrs. Watkins was a Lutheran by faith.

There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 1 p.m. in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

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

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