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Obituaries for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000

Joseph Cooper Andrews

CLARKSBURG -- Joseph Cooper Andrews, 87, of 315 Vermont Ave., Clarksburg, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born Jan. 5, 1913, in Fallowfield Township, Charleroi, Pa., a son of the late Joseph Andrews and Hannah Cooper Andrews.

His wife, Agnes Carlin Andrews, whom he married April 16, 1947, preceded him in death on June 27, 1995.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Bradley Morgan and Betty Andrews, Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Jane L. Hayes, Clarksburg; one brother, Carl Emmett Andrews, Charleroi; one sister, Mary Jane Smith, Charleroi; three grandchildren, Melissa J. Gunzelman, Italy, Catherine Carlin Andrews and Morgan Alessandra Andrews, both of Raleigh; one great-grandchild, Ashley Gunzelman; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Deblock, Arizona, and Marjorie Andrews, Charleroi; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Allen Boyd and Robert Calvin Andrews.

Mr. Andrews was a member of First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, the Clarksburg Lodge No. 482, BPO Elks, and Roy E. Parrish Post No. 13, American Legion. He was a graduate of Bentleyville High School in Pennsylvania and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He had been an employee of the former Roberts Hardware Store and the former Palace Furniture Company. He had retired from the West Virginia Department of Labor.

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 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Etheldean Yanero and the Rev. L Craig Michel, presiding. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.

Burley Lee Carr Sr.

PARSONS -- Burley Lee Carr Sr., 78, of Parsons, more recently of Buckhannon, where he made his home with his sister, Bricy Bonner, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at St. Joseph's Extended Care Center, Buckhannon. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to kidney failure.

He was born March 6, 1922, at Mill Run, Dry Fork, a son of the late Lester and Maggie Carr.

His first wife, the former Laura Loughry, and his second wife, the former Sally Nestor, both preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Burley Lee Carr Jr., Parsons, and Charles Franklin Carr, Belington; three daughters, Barbara Dunn, Bergten, Va., Evaline Regina Dull, Hartford, Mich., Goldie Margaret Jonier, Decatur, Mich.; two sisters, Goldie Shaffer, Ohio, and Bricy Bonner, Buckhannon; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five nieces and two nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Clarence Carr; and one sister, Evelyn Carr.

Mr. Carr attended the one- room school at Mill Run. He was a member of the CCC Camps, serving in Utah. He was a coal miner. He was a former employee of the former Western Maryland Railroad and the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a Christian by faith.

Marjorie B. Jacobs DeLaney

GRAFTON -- Marjorie B. Jacobs DeLaney, 96, of Kersting Avenue, Grafton, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital.

She was born May 11, 1904, in Taylor County, a daughter of the late F.O. Jacobs and Icie Rogers Jacobs.

Her husband, Lawson D. DeLaney, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William C. and Virginia P. DeLaney, Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren, William W. DeLaney, Albuquerque, Sharon D. Flohr and Robert D. DeLaney, both of Grafton; eight great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Posten Laulis, Grafton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son and daughter-in-law, Harry D. and Mona DeLaney; one grandson, Brent D. DeLaney; one sister, Eva Shackelford; two brothers, Clarence D. Jacobs and James W. "Jack" Jacobs.

Mrs. DeLaney was the owner and operator of DeLaney's Grocery Store for several years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Grafton, the Fidelus Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church, the Grafton Woman's Club, the Grafton City Hospital Auxiliary, the Woodmen of the World Lodge Society, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Memorial City Post No. 3081.

A memorial service will be conducted by the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary at 7 p.m. Friday at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, U.S. Route 50 West, Grafton.

Dorothy Pauline Cox Goodrich

GLENVILLE -- Dorothy P. Cox Goodrich, 75, of Glenville, Spruce community, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born June 17, 1925, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Clay and Ella Allen Marks.

Her first husband, V. "Dick" Cox, whom she married July 1944, preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1967. Her second husband, Ott Goodrich, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Carl Franklin Cox, Newark; three brothers, Leonard Marks, Gassaway, Robert and Edward Marks, both of Glenville; three sisters, Goldia Hashman, Gassaway, Emma Ruth Marks, Fairmont, and June Evans, Glenville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Dale Monroe Cox; two brothers, one sister and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Goodrich was a homemaker. She was a volunteer for Community Resource.

She was a member of Crooked Fork Baptist Church.

Eldon Hoalcraft

WEST UNION -- Eldon Hoalcraft, 76, of 204 Marie St., West Union, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at his residence.

He was born at Piggins Run, Doddridge County, a son of the late Oriles and Magnolia Pearl Smith Hoalcraft.

Surviving is one sister, Emza L. Exline, West Union.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Una Jean and Francis Ruth Hoalcraft; and five brothers, Elon, Edward, Emory, Elmer and Emmett Hoalcraft.

Mr. Hoalcraft was a clerk at the former Markey Clothing Company, West Union.

He was a member of the West Union Church of Christ, Doddridge County Historical Society, and the Doddridge County Senior Citizens.

Forrest L. "Red" Hurst

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Forrest L. "Red" Hurst, 72, of Indianapolis, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000.

He was born Jan. 14, 1928, a son of the late Glenn and Iva Hurst.

His wife, Jo Ann Burnett Hurst, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Anna L. and Leslie J. Hurst; one sister, Mary Jo Hurst, Stonewood; one nephew, Lewis R. Cottrill and family, Orlando, Fla.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Edward Lee Hurst; and one sister, Betty White.

Mr. Hurst worked 17 years for Indianapolis Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1989 as a benefits department manager.

He was a member of the International Claims Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana.

Paul J. Husk

CLARKSBURG -- Paul J. Husk, 89, of Winding Way, Clarksburg, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2000, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born June 21, 1913, in Clarksburg, a son of the late John Marion and Ava Bee Husk.

His wife, Agnes V. Haney Husk, whom he married Aug. 17, 1934, preceded him in death on April 30, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lendell (Patricia) Simmons, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Randall (Judith) Ivens, Califon, New Jersey; four grandchildren, David Compton, Glenda Eakle, Robin Hernandez and Kim Rifkin; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and one sister, Evelyn Shaffer, Fairmont.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. Husk was a 1932 graduate of Victory High School. He started working with Hazel Glass Plant in 1934 and spent 7 1/2 years there.

During World War II he worked in Baltimore, Md., for Bethlehem Steel in Key Highway Shipyards as a ship fitter. He started work at Monongahela Power Company in 1945 as a draftsman in the engineering section, Clarksburg Division, and since that time worked in every phase of the engineering section.

Upon retiring, he was a 32- year veteran of the company as well as Clarksburg Division's engineering section. He was a member of the Christ Church United Methodist, where he was a member of the church choir for 35 years.

He enjoyed sports, particularly golf, and volunteered at the United Hospital Center.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Stephen Rector officiating. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Roy Meadows

CLARKSBURG -- Roy Meadows, 96, of South Maplewood Drive, Bridgeport, formerly of Liberty Addition and Jane Lew, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1903, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Thomas J. and Sarah C. Queen Meadows.

His wife, Grace Strader Meadows, whom he married March 15, 1925, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Hazel Melton and her husband, Robert; one daughter-in-law, Alice Meadows, Bridgeport; six grandchildren, Lewis Melton and wife, Vickie, Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. and Mrs. Dan (Ellyn) Kelly, Morgantown, Carol Coffindaffer and her husband, Ernest, Bridgeport, Susan Meadows, Germantown, Md., Thomas Meadows and wife, Lynn, McMurray, Pa., and Dr. and Mrs. Ron (Janet) Southerland, Akron, Ohio; 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Guy Ottie Strader, Vandalia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, John Thomas Meadows and two brothers and six sisters.

Mr. Meadows was a farmer, school teacher and worked at West Virginia Glass Specialty Co.

He was a former member of Louisa Jane in Lewis County and was Methodist.

Friends may call at Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Jeff Winter officiating. Interment will be in the Broad Run Cemetery.

Mrs. Samuel O. Selario

CLARKSBURG -- Josephine Frances Selario, 82, of 132 Harrison St., Clarksburg, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness.

She was born in Watson, a daughter of the late Antonio and Teresa DeSimone Oliverio.

Her husband, Samuel O. "Sam" Selario, whom she married Feb. 4, 1939, preceded her in death on June 28, 1993.

Surviving are two sons, Samuel O. Selario, Bethel Park, Pa., and Dr. James A. Selario, Bridgeport; one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Patricia A.) Prusak, North Olmsted, Ohio; one brother, Samuel Oliverio, Haywood; one sister, Mrs. James (Mary) Fazalare, Shinnston; four grandsons, Mark Prusak, Olmsted Township, Matthew Prusak, North Olmsted, James Patrick Selario and Michael Selario, both of Bridgeport; four granddaughters, Suzanne Walton, Laurel, Md., Michelle Recktenwald, South Park, Pa., Deborah Prusak, North Olmsted, and Sharon Fisher, Sarasota, Fla.; six great-grandchildren, Joseph and Alana Recktenwald, Michael, Jessica and Danielle Walton and Samantha "Sam" Prusak.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Victoria Fratto.

Mrs. Selario was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center and was very active in the exercise program at the center.

She belonged to Christians After Five, was a member of the Harrison County Democratic Women and was a homemaker. Among her many hobbies, she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, ceramics, cooking and baking. In her younger days, she was an excellent seamstress, making clothing for her children.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a Biblical Prayer Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Father Edward Sabo, T.O.R., as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Mausoleum.

Mary Patsey Sims

BRIDGEPORT -- Mary Patsey Sims, 88, of California, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000.

She was born May 24, 1912, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late John and Maria Zingone Patsey.

Surviving are two daughters, Patty Costley, California, and Betty Gawthrop, Bridgeport; one son, Jim Yocco, Ohio; one sister, Helena Kendall, North Carolina; one brother, John Patsey Jr., Kentucky; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Marie Ashman; two grandsons, Jackie Ashman and Timothy Proudfoot; and one brother, Reeve Patsey.

A memorial mass will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at the St. Augustine Catholic Church, 17 West Washington St., Grafton, with Father Ronald G. Prechtel conducting. Interment will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Grafton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association or to St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Abelina Suarez

CLARKSBURG -- Abelina Suarez, 90, of Stanley Avenue, Clarksburg, died Friday morning, Oct. 6, 2000, at the Lynn House of Potomac Valley, a Christian Science care facility in Alexandria, Va.

She was born Sept. 16, 1910, in the province of Asturias, Spain, a daughter of the late Aurelio and Ysabel Menendez Suarez. She immigrated to the United States in 1911, at the age of nine months with her family.

Surviving are one brother, Angel Suarez, Cocoa, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Violet and Betty Suarez; one brother-in-law, Gerritt Fitzgerald; and many nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers, infant Benito Suarez in 1922, Henry Suarez in 1928, Benny Suarez in 1992, Manuel Suarez in 1993, Joe P. Suarez in 1995, Harry A. Suarez in 1997; and two sisters, Anna Suarez in 1951, and Josephine Fitzgerald in 1998.

Miss Suarez was an active member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Clarksburg, as well as the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Mass., for almost 70 years. In addition to committee work, she served as a reader, board member and treasurer.

She attended Ohio University and was the first woman to graduate with a bachelor of science degree in the field then called German chemistry. She later received a master's degree in education from West Virginia University.

Miss Suarez was retired from her teaching career in Harrison County public school system as a math teacher, science teacher and a counselor. She was a member of the Women's Club, Clarksburg, for over 25 years in which she was very active, G.F.W.C., Retired School Employees Association, Rhododendron Unit of the West Virginia Association of Parliamentarians and had successfully passed her examination for membership in the National Association, YWCA of Harrison County.

She was a board member of the Business and Professional Women's Organization of Clarksburg for over 50 years, American Association of University Women of Clarksburg for over 50 years, the Hispanic Heritage and Cultural Association, a volunteer for The Literacy Organization, West Milford Grade School Reading Program, the local Garden Club, and Harrison County Senior Citizen Center.

In many of the organizations mentioned, she held position of president, secretary and/or treasurer. She had been honored as Woman of the Month by the P.W.A. (YWCA) and recently was named a lifetime member of the YWCA also, Woman of the Year by the B.P.W.

Miss Suarez was a enthusiastic traveler, horticulturist, bridge player and dedicated educator.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, with Mrs. Elsie Schneider as reader. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to educational scholarship funds, such as the G.F.W.C. Women's Club of West Virginia Scholarship Foundation.

Herman M. Wagner

SHINNSTON -- Herman M. Wagner, 75, of Enterprise, died suddenly Tuesday evening, Oct. 10, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Shinnston, a son of the late Charles C. "Mose" and Floa M. Wagner.

His first wife, Martha Ellen Ayers Wagner, preceded him in death April 12, 1977. His second wife, Eileen Wagner, preceded him in death March 19, 1997.

Surviving are three sons, Fred Wagner, Maryland, Gary "Peach" Wagner, Hutchinson, and Randy Wagner, Michigan; two daughters, Debra Butler, California, and Marsha Wagner, Spain; one stepson, Dusty Yeager, Harter Hill; five stepdaughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Bonnie) McCoy, Peora, Mrs. Brian (Brenda) Leitner, Columbia, S.C., Rhonda Odenheimer, Peora, Karen Minnear, Hutchinson, and Dee Dee Minnear, South Carolina; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren; five brothers, Roy M. Wagner, Leesburg, Va., Jeri C. Wagner, Cincinnati, Ohio, Russell R. Wagner, Jack Run, Meadowbrook, Paul E. Wagner, Shinnston, and Robert L. Wagner, Stonewood; four sisters, Mrs. Herman "Bill" (Dorothy) Everson, Worthington, Mrs. Donald (Louise) Bartlett, Shinnston, Mrs. Woodrow (Carol) McGinnis, Bethel, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Bowers, Monongah.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Bruce Wagner; and eight brothers and sisters.

Mr. Wagner graduated from Shinnston High School. After school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II. After his discharge, he returned home and went to work for Consolidation Coal Company's Williams Mine, where he worked until its closing. He then went to Robinson Run Mine No. 95, Shinnston, until his retirement with 38 years in the mines.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clarksburg, and United Methodist Women of A. Local 1501. He attended the Faith Baptist Church.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 7-9 p.m. today and from noon-3 and 6-9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Enterprise.

Margaret McCoy Warner

CHARLESTON -- Margaret McCoy Warner, 74, of Charleston, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, with her family in Morgantown.

Her husband, George Blackburn Warner Sr., survives in Charleston.

Also surviving are six sons, George Blackburn Warner Jr. Ocracoke, N.C., Colonel Karl "Kasey" Warner and Colonel Monroe Payne Warner, both of U.S. Army, Colonel (retired) Andrew McCoy Warner, Kristian Escridge Warner, and Benjamin Fenton Warner, all of Morgantown; and 22 grandchildren.

Mrs. Warner was a homemaker. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, P.E.O., Daughters of the American Revolution, a charter member of the Midland Garden Club, Kanawha City, Republican Women, Eastern Star, C.A.M.C. Auxiliary and the West Virginia Symphony Auxiliary.

She was a graduate of Stephens College in Missouri, and a member of both the West Virginia Alumni Association and the U.S. Military Academy's West Point Auxiliary.

Robert Lee Williams Sr.

CLARKSBURG -- Robert Lee Williams Sr., 85, of 129 Arthur Avenue, Clarksburg, died at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, in the United Hospital Center.

He was born Nov. 2, 1914, in Mount Clare, a son of the late Henry Williams and Ina Myers Williams.

His wife, Pauline Jones Williams, whom he married June 9, 1937, preceded him in death Nov. 11, 1990.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert Lee Jr. and Sharon Williams, Laurel Park, and Charles "Bee" Williams, 129 Arthur Ave., Clarksburg; one sister, Mrs. Alberta Shaffer, Belington.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. Williams had worked in the coal mines for 25 years and retired in 1979 from the Clarksburg Water Board with 25 years service.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 5-9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 am. Saturday with the Rev. Dr. Charles R. Echols presiding. Interment will be in the Flemington I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rosemont.

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