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Obituaries for Sunday, April 22, 2001

Margaret E. Burr

WESTON -- Margaret E. Burr, 95, formerly of Lake Milton, Ohio, and Weston, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at Briarfield, Ashley Circle in Austintown, Ohio, following an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 10, 1906, in Weston, a daughter of the late Rev. C.A. Hinkle and Sarah Montgomery Hinkle.

Her husband, Cecil Burr, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Grace Walker, Austintown, Ohio; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary C. Hinkle and Iccie Rhodes; two brothers, Lloyd and John Hinkle; and one great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Burr was a homemaker. She was a Methodist by faith.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston, with the Rev. Robert Heater officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn. Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Youngstown, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. Information provided by Floyd Funeral Home, Weston.

Gordon Lee Cain

NUTTER FORT -- Gordon Lee Cain, 56, of Clarksburg, died Friday afternoon, April 20, 2001, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born May 10, 1944, in Clarksburg, the only child of Porter L. Cain of Clarksburg, and the late Eva M. Wiseman Cain.

Also surviving are one daughter, Anne Cain, Morgantown; his son and daughter-in-law, Gordon L. II and Brianna Cain, Clarksburg; two grandchildren, Gordon L. Cain III and Abigail P. Cain; and his former wives, Phyllis Cain and Barbara Cain.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Alexander Whitman Cain.

Mr. Cain was a graduate of Washington Irving High School, class of 1962. He received an associate's degree from the West Virginia Business College. He worked over 30 years as the bookkeeper for Fred Ross Bandland.

He was a guitar player and singer. He wrote and recorded his own music. He enjoyed nostalgic items, especially from the 1950s, hot rods and older cars. He was a member of the Loyal Order of The Moose Lodge, Clarksburg.

Friends may call at the Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 6-9 p.m. Monday. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gordon Lee Cain Memorial Fund, 405 Stealey Ave., Clarksburg, WV 26301.

Robert Lewis Donlin

CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Robert Lewis Donlin, 80, of 205 Homewood Ave., Fairmont, died Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2001, in the Fairmont General Hospital from a brief illness.

He was born April 21, 1921, in Marion County, a son of the late Robert Donlin and Vicie Dodd Donlin.

His wife, Edith Mae Hibbs Donlin, whom he married June 10, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Randy R. and Angie Donlin, one brother, Jim Donlin, all of Fairmont; two sisters, Juanita Elliott, Parkersburg, and Laura Trough, Morgantown; and two grandchildren, Christopher Donlin and Heather Donlin.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Donlin and Ronald Donlin; five sisters, Vivian Donlin, Edith Berry, Winfread Thorne, Margery Summers and Genevieve Bell.

Mr. Donlin was a Protestant by faith.

He retired in 1986 as a pipe fitter and had a 50-year life membership in the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union Local No. 152 of Morgantown.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in the Alaska and Pacific Theatre.

At his request there is no visitation or funeral service. Interment will be at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Morgantown. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hospice, Tender Loving Care, 170 Thompson Drive, Bridgeport WV 26330.

Iris Lee Fahey

SALEM -- Iris Lee Fahey, 66, of Marshville, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was born May 22, 1943, at Salem, a daughter of the late Layman and Louia Carder Alkire.

Her husband, William Fahey, survives.

Also surviving are two sons and their wives, William Matthew and JoLynn Fahey, Salem, and Stephen Patrick and Tammy Fahey, Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary Tamara), Salem, and Mrs. Shawn (Kelly Marie) Moon, Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Winston (Bud) and wife, Sue Alkire, Salem, and French and wife, Helen, Alkire, Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Anita Swecker, Bridgeport, Mrs. Jess (Donna) Hill, Little Hocking, Ohio, and Cuba Jones, Georgetown, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Alkire and James Alkire.

Mrs. Fahey was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Salem. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing.

She was employed for several years at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Salem, with the Rev. Father Peter Giannamore presiding. Interment will be in the K. of P. Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Agnes Levicki

PHILIPPI -- Agnes Levicki, 82, of Philippi, formerly of Falls Church, Va., passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 20, 2001, at Broaddus Hospital Emergency Room

She was born April 18, 1919, at Century, a daughter of the late George W. Levicki and Mary Ann Prutsok Levicki.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Carlstead, Fort Washington, Md., Mrs. Susie Steinmeyer, Fullerton, Calif., Mrs. Helen Green, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Mrs. Eva Ann Pishner, Zanesville, Ohio; 21 nieces and nephews, and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alexander P. Levicki and Burton Bing Levicki.

Mrs. Levicki retired as a teacher from the Fairfax County Schools. She was Catholic and received her first holy communion at Century.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, Philippi, after 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Father Damian Drass T.O.R. officiating. In honor of Mrs. Levicki's request, the casket will remain closed.

Frank E. Lewis

CLARKSBURG -- Frank E. Lewis, 76, of 166 Walnut St., Clarksburg, Summit Park, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born July 12, 1924, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Frank E. Lewis and Mollisia Alfred Lewis.

His wife, Iva Mae Rowan Lewis, whom he married April 17, 1952, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Terry L. Lewis, Summit Park; one daughter, Ginger Y. Black, Fairmont; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Leon Lewis and Donald Lewis, and four sisters, Sarah Smith, Hazel Thompson, Laural Lee and Eva Hood.

Mr. Lewis was a Protestant. He was a veteran of World War II.

He was a retired construction worker.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. Monday. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Stonewall Park Cemetery.

Mr. Oran Bland Matthey

CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Oran Bland Matthey, 73, of 1241 Penn St., Clarksburg, died at 8:55 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Country Living Personal Care Home in Jane Lew, following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Bristol, a son of the late Charles Glenn Matthey and Ethel Regina Day Matthey.

His wife, Pauline B. "Polly" Brown Matthey, whom he married Oct. 23, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Rebekah Jean and Dennis A. Wyckoff, Martinsburg, and Mrs. Joanna Lea and Robert E. Huffman, Route 5, Salem; one brother and sister-in-law, Walter Eugene Matthey and wife, Norma Jean, Waldorf, Md.; three grandsons, James Elden Wyckoff, Martinsburg, Patrick Robert and Joseph Lee Huffman, both of Salem; one nephew, Walter E. Matthey Jr. and wife, Jennifer, Johnstown, Pa.; one niece, Mrs. Karen Fowler and husband, Keith, Waldorf, and four sisters-in-law.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Glenna Louise Matthey; one sister-in-law, Shirley Brown Howell, and one brother-in-law, William Harding.

Mr. Matthey graduated from Bristol High School with the class of 1945 and attended Salem College for two years. He worked for A&P Tea Co. and the Clarksburg Water Board.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He retired in 1987 after 20 years of service with the U.S. Department of Labor as a wage and hour compliance officer.

He was a member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church.

Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The body will be moved to the Clarksburg Baptist Church on Monday and will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. David L. Hulme conducting. Interment will follow in Middleville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in his memory to the Gideons Camp, P.O. Box 2075, Clarksburg, WV 26302-2075 or the Radio Bible Class, R B C Ministries, P.O. Box 291, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0291.

Robin J. Neely

PENNSBORO -- Robin J. Neely, 29, of Philippi, formerly of West Union, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Fredericksburg, Va.

She was born Dec. 16, 1971, at Clarksburg, a daughter of Crandall L. Neely of Philippi, and Joette M. Thorn of Waco, Texas.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sierra Neely, one son, Ashton Sullivan, both of Philippi; her longtime companion, Darrel Sullivan, Stafford, Va.; two sisters, Annie Senkbeil, Wheeling, and Tara Neely, Fredericksburg, Va.; and one stepsister, Shiela Stiles, Morgantown.

Miss Neely had attended Doddridge County High School, West Union, Philip-Barbour High School, Philippi, Morgantown High School, Morgantown, and Lord Fairfax College, Middletown, Va.

She had been employed by Capital One and FEMA while in Stafford, Va., and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Wardensville.

Friends may call from 3:30 -9 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home with Pastor Gilber Neely officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Ellenboro.

Leonard Franklin Ocheltree

BRIDGEPORT -- Leonard Franklin Ocheltree, 85, of Stout Street, Bridgeport, died Friday, April 20, 2001, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 13, 1915, in Hyer, Braxton County, eldest son of the late John Edward and Maude Linger Ocheltree.

His wife, Waveline Mathes Ocheltree, whom he married Dec. 12, 1944, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Janet Ocheltree, Bridgeport; one brother, Robert Ocheltree, Chesterfield, Va.; one sister, Isabelle Mick, Canvass; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Warren, Hurley, Harry and Forest Ocheltree; two sisters, Amy Norman and Nellie Stutler.

Mr. Ocheltree was employed by Berthy Lumber Co. at Cowen, for five years. He was also employed by Pardee and Curtin Lumber Co., Bolair, Webster County, for 10 years. He also worked as a Lamp Man for Clinchfield Coal Co. for 26 years at Dola, Harrison County, and as an inspector for the West Virginia Department of Highways for 10 years. He retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways.

He was a member of Modern Woodmen of America, American Legion Post 68, Bridgeport, United Mine Workers of America District 31, and had been a member of AFSCME.

In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Seabee the 11th Construction Battalion as Carpenter's Mate and was discharged in 1944 as chief petty officer and served in the South Pacific.

He was a member of Bridgeport Baptist Church where he served as usher and greeter. He enjoyed current events, wildlife, feeding birds and watching ball games.

Friends may call at the Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Bridgeport Baptist church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

John Allen Parsons

SHINNSTON -- John Allen Parsons, 54, of Enterprise, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2001, in the Fairmont General Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born July 21, 1946, in Enterprise, a son of the late Charlie and Elma Cunningham Parsons.

His wife, Sue Ann Campbell Parsons, whom he married Nov. 16, 1964, survives.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jon and Valerie Parsons, Worthington, Patrick and Chrissy Parsons, Idamay; one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Rodney Standard, Enterprise; and nine grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Edward "Bud" Parsons; and one sister, Charlene Freeman.

Mr. Parsons was an electrician for 25 years, having last worked for the Webnic Construction Co. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Construction Workers local of Fairmont, St. John's Lodge No. 24 A.F. & A.M., Shinnston, and the National Riffle Association.

He was a Protestant by faith.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Gail Carson officiating. At Mr. Parson's request, cremation will follow the funeral services.

Mary Elizabeth Lee Perkins

WESTON -- Mary Elizabeth Lee Perkins, 71, of 226 East Fourth Street, Weston, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following a brief illness.

She was born May 21, 1929, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Fred and Audra Lee.

Her husband, Charles Perkins, whom she married Jan. 4, 1946, preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1997.

Surviving are three daughters, Freda Perkins, Weston, Martha Hardin, Cleveland, Ohio, and Ruth Cox, Herndon, Va.; two sisters, Susan Perkins, Cleveland, and Pauline Lee, Weston; four grandchildren, Tony Perkins, David Allen "Bo" Hardin, Arica and Sara Cox; one great-grandchild, four stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Mrs. Perkins was a Baptist member of the A.M.E. Church, a caterer, and was a housekeeper for many of Weston's families.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clifford West and the Rev. Fr. James Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Jane Lew.

Lara Sue Williams Ingham Pollock

PARSONS -- Lara Sue Williams Ingham Pollock, 59, of Parsons, died at 9:49 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. She had been in declining health since November and death was attributed to cancer.

She was born Dec. 21, 1941, at Parsons, a daughter of the late Louis A. Williams and Ruth M. Corrick Quadrio.

She was twice married. Her first husband, Larry S. Ingham, whom she married Aug. 20, 1960, survives at Elkins. Her second husband, J. Wayne Pollock, whom she married in 1985, preceded her in death in 1988.

Also surviving are five children, Mary B. Cordell and husband, Randy, Douglasville, Ga., Michael S. Ingham and wife, Vickie, Villa Ricca, Ga., Melissa L. Gibson and husband, Robert, Woodstock, Ga., Mark D. Ingham and wife, Jennifer, Douglasville, Melanie S. Ambrose and husband, Jim, Parsons; 14 grandchildren, Jason, Shannon and Ryan Roy, Atlanta, Ga., T. J. Bennett, Courtney and Ashley Ingham, all of Villa Ricca, Ga., Brandon and Lindsey Gibson, Woodstock, Ga., Brittany and Payton Ingham, Douglasville, Miranda Trader and Savannah, Taylor and Corrick Ambrose, Parsons. She was also expecting her first great-grandchild.

Mrs. Pollock graduated from Parsons High School with the Class of 1959. She was the current owner of the Tucker County Sports Grill and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Parsons.

Friends will be received at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from noon-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. The body will be moved to the First United Methodist Church where final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. David Fuller officiating. Interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery, Parsons.

Bernard G. Wolfe

PHILIPPI -- Bernard Grayden Wolfe, 91, of Camp Run Road, Route 1, Flemington, died at 3 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born April 4, 1910, in Union community, near Philippi, a son of the late Americus J. and Clarissa Jones Wolfe.

His wife, the former Ila F. Humphreys, whom he married May 8, 1948, survives at Camp Run Road.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Grayden Brent and Cheryl Lynn Wolfe, Philippi; two grandsons, Eric Grayden Wolfe, a student at Marshall University, and Adam Brent Wolfe, a student at Concord College; two brothers, A.J. Wolfe Jr., Philippi, and Clyde Wolfe, Thornton; two sisters, Mayselle Daniels, Georgia, and Justine Wehunt, Morgantown, N.C.; and one half sister, Marilyn Webber, Philippi.

He was also preceded in death by one son from a former marriage, Elmer G. Wolfe; one sister, Elsie V. Trimble; one brother, George Wolfe; three half brothers, Clarence Wolfe, Lester Wolfe and Boyce Thacker; one stepsister, Edna Perkins; and one stepbrother, Carl Delauder.

Mr. Wolfe was a former co-owner of the Wolfe Coal Co. and was the former assistant farm foreman at the Industrial School for Boys at Pruntytown. He was a former employee of the Barbour County Emergency Medical Service and retired as a patrolman in the Philippi Police Department.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 80th Reconnaissance Troop of the third army. He was a member of the Point Pleasant Baptist Church, Barbour Post No. 44 American Legion, the 80th Division Veterans Association, American Association of Retired Persons and the Barbour County Senior Citizens.

Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, Philippi, from 2-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday with the funeral service will be conducted from the funeral chapel with Pastor Tom Goldston officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

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