|Obituaries for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000
Paul S. Adams
PENNSBORO -- Paul S. Adams, 79, of Route 1, West Union, Sunnyside community, formerly of Pulaski, N.Y., died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 25, 1921, at Lancaster, Pa., a son of the late John S. and Ella Wirth Adams.
His wife of 41 years, Velma Hileman Adams, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John A. Davis, Okley, Calif., and Kevin L. Davis, Fayetteville, Ga.; one brother, Charles E. Adams, York, Pa.; three grandchildren, Erin Ragsdale, Bryan Paul Davis and Chase Davis; one great-grandchild, Amarada Ragsdale; and one great-niece, Heather Tyson.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, June Snyder.
Mr. Adams was an employee of the U.S. Civil Service at Griffith Air Force Base in Rome, N.Y., where he was the aircraft production control officer. He was a veteran of World War II with service in the U.S. and England as a member of the Air Corps.
He was a member of the Utica Lodge No. 47, F.K. and A.M. of Utica, N.Y., and the Scottish Rite at Bloomsbury, Pa. He attended the Doddridge County Senior Citizens.
He was a member of the Pulaski Congregational Church, Pulaski, N.Y., where he was a trustee and deacon. He also attended the Christian Church, West Union. He enjoyed woodworking, carving and fishing.
Delcie C. Arbogast
WESTON -- Delcie Claire Arbogast, 95, of Route 4, Weston, Pricetown community, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, in St. Margaret Memorial Hospital, Aspinwall, Pa., following an extended illness.
She was born April 1, 1905, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Moses Lamb and Margaret Maggie Dean Lamb.
Her husband, Henry E. Arbogast, whom she married June 2, 1921, preceded her in death on May 26, 1996.
Surviving are one granddaughter, Sharon Jaynes, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and two great-grandchildren, Calay and Alicia Jaynes.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine Bailey; two brothers, Cary and Ray Lamb; and one sister, Delma Deck.
Mrs. Arbogast was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Weston.
The funeral service will be held at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, at 10 a.m. today with the Rev. Fr. James Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Jane Lew.
Ella Mae 'Red' Bailey
GRAFTON -- Ella Mae "Red" Bailey, 75, of Route 1, Flemington, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Dayton, Ohio, a daughter of the late William C. and Clara Bell Rosier Cooper.
Her husband, Burlin S. Bailey Sr., whom she married Sept. 7, 1944, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kathleen Bailey, Mililani, Hawaii, and Debbie Snyder and husband, Danny, Grafton; one son, Sam Bailey, Clarksburg; six grandchildren, Luke and Jason Bailey, Charleston, Kim and Kathy Bailey, Clarksburg, Kenny Lynch, Ohio, and Michael Lynch, Virginia; three sisters, Mary Compton, Greenville, Ohio, Velma Duncan, Huber Heights, Ohio, and Betty Duncan, Troy, Ohio; and five brothers, Bud Cooper, Springfield, Ohio, George Cooper, Williamsburg, Ky., Clarence Cooper, Dayton, Ohio, John Cooper, Vandalia, Ohio, and Jim Cooper, Hamilton, Ky.
Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker and a member of the Flemington Baptist Church.
Family and friends may call at the Bartlett Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. todaywith the Rev. Clyde Bush officiating. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown.
Laura C. Bosely
FLATWOODS -- Laura C. Bosely, 76, of Flatwoods, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, after a short illness.
She was born May 24, 1924, at Caress, a daughter of the late George Mollohan and Iva Lewis Mollohan.
Her husband, Carl "Cap" Bosely, whom she married Jan. 26, 1946, survives.
Also surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Ken Eubank, Euclid, Ohio, Brenda and Rick Hicks, Jane Lew, Kathy and Chuck Facemire, Sutton, and Marilyn and Sonny Fisher, Hackers Valley; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Joanne Bosely, Sutton, David and Hallie Bosely, Gassaway, and Carl and Kim Bosely, Weston; two sisters, Mary Gregory, Haywood, and Bessie Lowther, Flatwoods; three brothers, Marvin Mollohan, Flatwoods, Paul Mollohan, Weston, and Harley Mollohan, Lost Creek; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Hester Mollohan; one brother, Warren Mollohan; and one grandson, Kevin Eubank.
Mrs. Bosely was a homemaker. She was an active community volunteer worker. She was a member of the Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Caress, where she served as secretary and treasurer for many years.
She was a member of Caress Community Education Outreach service, and was the C.E.O.S. Braxton County volunteer of the year in 1999, where she served as treasurer.
The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Flatwoods.
Nellie Virginia Perkins Conaway
NUTTER FORT -- Nellie Virginia Perkins Conaway, 81, of Clarksburg, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, with her daughters and son beside her.
She was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Sutton, a daughter of the late Hayes W. and Katherine E. Foley Perkins.
Her first husband, Ralph Parker, and her second husband, Frank Conaway, both preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, David Parker, Akron, Ohio; two daughters, Dorthy Hebb, Nutter Fort, and Velma Hoover, Urichsville, Ohio; six grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Guy and Bern Perkins, both of Buckhannon; three sisters, Elsie Rayner and Edna Pritchette, both of Florida, and Dorothy Carder, Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Conaway had previously worked as a waitress and in a clothing factory. Being in good health, she retired at age 79 from cleaning houses for area residents.
She formerly attended the Christian Assembly of God and was a very active and faithful attendee at the Liberty Addition Church of God.
Friends may call at the Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 6-9 p.m. today where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor DeHart presiding. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Bonnie F. Curran
SALEM -- Bonnie F. Curran, 72, of Big Flint community, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at her home.
She was born Sept. 10, 1928, on Big Flint, a daughter of the late Laudra Nile and Pearl Blanche Ford Yerkey.
Her husband, Charles W. Curran, preceded her in death in September 1995.
Surviving are two sons, Pat N. Curran and Bill Jack Curran, both of Big Flint; one daughter, Mrs. Cary (Mary Jane) Schafer, Sullivan, Ohio; two brothers, Jack D. Yerkey and Bill Brooks Yerkey, both of Big Flint; two sisters, Lecta Jackson, Fort Myers, Fla., and Mary Lee Hutson, Center Point; and five grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene, Raymond and John Yerkey; and two sisters, Clara Jackson and Madeline Hankins.
Mrs. Curran was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Ladies Auxiliary 3804, Veterans of Foreign Wars, West Union, the Doddridge County Farm Women's Club, the Big Flint Homemakers Club and was a 4-H Club leader.
She was a graduate of Doddridge County High School class of 1946.
She was a retired manager of the Salem College Book Store, having been employed there for 23 years.
Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Roger Fontaine presiding. Interment will be in the Family Cemetery, Big Flint.
E. Oscar Lee
BUCKHANNON -- E. Oscar Lee, 81, of Buckhannon, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
He was born May 27, 1919, at Gaines, a son of the late Lloyd Melvin Lee and Audra Jane Fisher Lee.
His wife, Ina June Miller, whom he married Sept. 7, 1946, preceded him in death on July 2, 1996.
Surviving are two sons, David Lee and Steve Lee, two daughters, Linda White, all of Buckhannon, and Susie Martin, Daytona Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers.
Mr. Lee was a member of Mount Rupert United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the army.
He was a member of Triple T Camping Club. He was a heavy equipment operator in construction.
Minokah Willicene Dean Lipps
JANE LEW -- Minokah Willicene Dean Lipps, 77, of Route 3, Weston, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at her home.
She was born Oct. 28, 1923, a daughter of the late Wesley and Iva May Fox Dean.
Her husband, John Wallace Lipps, whom she married Oct. 28, 1949, preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1994.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Roy L. Lipps and wife, Nancy, Heaters; two sisters, Bessie Mick, Lost Creek, and Glenola Crislip, Camden on Gauley; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Lipps was a homemaker. She was a Methodist by faith.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, with the Rev. Clyde Crites officiating. Burial will follow in Little Kanawha Memorial Garden, Heaters.
Laura B. Monroe
PENNSBORO -- Laura B. Monroe, 85, of Pennsboro, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Parkersburg.
She was born Sept. 3, 1915, at Harrisville, a daughter of the late Asa and Laura Maude Kimble Lewellyn.
Her husband, Edward L. Monroe, preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Bowie, Cairo, Glendale community, Patty Sue Bowie, Belpre, Ohio, and Linda D. Johnson, Farmington; one sister, Edith Collins, Harrisville; one brother, Joseph C. Lewellyn, Birmingham, Ala.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Ed Monroe; four brothers, Asa, Earl, Chuck and Todd Lewellyn; two sisters, Mary Nicholson and Gertrude King; four grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. Monroe had worked in the garment industry with the Myles Manufacturing Co. and the Pennsboro Manufacturing Co.
She was a graduate of Harrisville High School. She was a loving mother and a member of the Glendale Church of God, Glendale.
John C. Moore
HARRISVILLE -- John C. Moore, 72, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his residence.
He was born April 16, 1928, in Macfarlan, a son of the late Charles T. "Pete" and Winifrede Frazier Moore.
His wife, Mary Ellen Sandy Moore, survives.
Also surviving are four children, Sue Swisher, Jackson's Mill community, Charles "Bud" Moore, Atoka, Tenn., Kathy Howell, Humble, Texas, and Diane Harvey, Buckhannon; one brother, Robert "Bob" Moore and wife, Betty, Parkersburg; two sisters, Pat Thrash and husband, Charles, Reno, Ohio, and Darlene Mullen and husband, Bruce, Harrisville; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Moore and Harold Moore.
Mr. Moore graduated from Cairo High School in 1946 and retired from CNG Petroleum as a completion engineer.
Margaret Kathryn Rosinski
SHINNSTON -- Margaret Kathryn Rosinski, 83, of the Wishing Well Manor, Fairmont, formerly of Hutchinson, died at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at the Wishing Well, following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 13, 1917, at Monongah, a daughter of the late Frank and Mabel Moon Miller.
Her husband, Stanley Rosinski, preceded her in death on July 28, 1988.
Surviving are nine nephews, Jerry Miller, Sheboygan, Wis., Gregory Mares and Frank Mares, both of Chicago, Ill., Rick Shaver, Monumental, Todd Shaver, Rivesville, Joseph Shaver, Fairmont, Mitchell Edward Rosinski, Hutchinson, Dan Rosinski, New York and Joe Rosinski, California; seven nieces, Cindy Wyatt, LaCanada, Calif., Beverly Knops, Merryville, Ind., Janice Lou Snowders, Bullgap, Tenn., Sally Moconi, Alexandria, Va., Wendy Collins, Clarksburg, Veta Moore, Shinnston, and Stacia Martin, Mount Zion; and her longtime friend, Peg Turner, Fairmont.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Esther Mares; and three brothers, George, Frank and Harry Miller.
Mrs. Rosinski was a homemaker.
She was a former member of the Hutchinson Community Association and a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Enterprise.
Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Enterprise.
HARRISVILLE -- Dell Smith, 90, of Smithville, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.
She was born Aug. 2, 1910, in Harrisville, a daughter of the late O. Hayes and Lida Mae Sinnett Waller.
Her husband, Troy C. Smith, preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Frances Wolfe and Karen Stanley, both of Smithville, and Annetta Whippen, Harrisville; two nephews whom she raised in her home, Gary Kenneth Mullins, Florida, and Alan Craig Mullins, Brazil, South America; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Bill, Ben, John Clark, William Earl and Otto Kenneth Waller; two sisters, Mary Lucille Cayton and Helen Virginia Davis; one grandson, David Hayes Stanley; and one great-grandson, Casey Brian Stanley.
Mrs. Smith graduated from Harrisville High School in 1928.
She worked in the upholstery business for many years.
She also worked at Bowser Creamery Store for five years.
She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America Camp No. 5469, Anne Royal Chapter NSDAR, Thomas Ritchie Chapter DAP, Cameo Club and the Smithville Community Association.
George Edward Smith
CLARKSBURG -- George Edward Smith, 74, of Clarksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, following a brief illness.
He was born March 3, 1926, in Harrison County.
His wife, Thelma Carter Smith, survives.
Also surviving are four children, Janet Smith, Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Lawrence (Patricia) Williams, Jane Lew, Edward E. Smith and Jeffrey L. Smith, both of Lost Creek; and six grandchildren.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
At Mr. Smith's request, no funeral services will be held.
Audra H. Taylor
PENNSBORO -- Audra H. Taylor, 95, of Urbana, Ohio, formerly of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Urbana.
She was born May 1, 1905, on Rock Camp, Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Harrison Ellsworth and Lummie Elizabeth Dodd Lamm.
Her husband, Rev. Thomas W. Taylor, preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Bay, Urbana; one granddaughter, Julianne Moore, Pickerington, Ohio; one great-grandchild, Jordan Moore; and many loving nieces and nephews and their families.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lester, Dale, Nathan and Oneil Lamm; and one sister, Onalee Fouss.
Mrs. Taylor was a school teacher early in her life, having taught in Ritchie County at the Trilby School near Lynn Camp.
She was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1926 and graduated from Salem College, Salem.
She was a lifelong member of the Beason United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother and a willing helpmate to her late husband in his ministry.