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Obituaries for Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Donald L. Brinkley

WINCHESTER, VA. -- Donald L. Brinkley, 62, of Winchester, Virginia, died December 8, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Brinkley was born June 9, 1939, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the son of Harry Freeman and the late Caroline Kyle Brinkley.

He retired as an Administrative Officer from the Department of Defense, February 3, 1995.

He was an avid crafter. Since retirement from the Defense Department, he worked part-time at the Best Western, Lee Jackson Motel, located at Rt. 50 and I-81, Winchester, Virginia, as a front desk clerk.

Surviving are his father, Harry F. Brinkley, living at Winchester Manor, Winchester, and his aunt, Inez Brinkley, also a resident of Winchester Manor; an aunt, Ella Grace Spears of Clarksburg, West Virginia; an uncle, Robert Williams, of Washington, Utah; his sister, Mitzy B. Williams, of Ft. Myers, Florida; a niece Donna Rae Strait of Arlington, Virginia; a nephew, Robert F. Williams of St. Louis, Missouri; and the love of his life, his two Yorkshire Terriers, Muffin and Pee Wee.

He was a 1957 graduate of Washington Irving High School, Clarksburg, West Virginia. Funeral services will be held at Jefferson Funeral Chapel on December 12, 2001. Interment will follow at the Mt. Comfort Mausoleum in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jefferson Funeral Chapel service.

Claude Samuel Edwards Sr.

CLARKSBURG -- Claude Samuel Edwards, Sr., age 70, P.O. Box 103, Lost Creek, WV, died Saturday, December 8, 2001, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center.

He was born in Mount Clare, WV, May 12, 1931, a son of the late Art Edwards and the late Lena Aretta Davisson Edwards.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Alma V. Eckle Edwards; two sons, Michael Lynn Edwards, Bethesda, Ohio, and Claude Samuel "Sonny" Edwards, Jr., at home; three daughters, Claudia Lou Edwards Cain, Clarksburg, Kimberly Dawn Edwards Stahleker Massillon, Ohio, and Lisa Ann Edwards Young, Lost Creek, WV; three sisters, Isabelle McKenzie, Lehigh Acres, FL, Lucille Boone, Wilsie, WV, and Aretta Knoll, Navarre, Ohio; one stepbrother, William Helmick, La Vale, MD; two stepsisters, Jackie Gillis, Mt. Savage, MD, and Kathy Warash, Fairmont, WV; four grandchildren, Christopher Michael Edwards, Carol Michele Edwards, both of Bethesda, Ohio, and Amanda Louann and Brandi Nicole Cain, Clarksburg; two great grandchildren, Brice and Erica Edwards; one stepgranddaughter, Ashley Nicole Stahleker, Massillon, Ohio; two uncles, Charles Davisson, McWhorter, WV, and Robert Davisson, Lost Creek; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Art William Young; one brother, Lawrence Edwards; and stepmother, Mary Helmick Edwards.

Mr. Edwards was a Methodist. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He had worked as a driver for the K. Haslebacher Contractors.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home, Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 1 p.m., with the Reverend Randall Hughes presiding.

Interment will be in the Lost Creek Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, where the VFW and American Legion Color Guard will conduct military graveside rites.

Davis-Weaver service.

Martin Vincent Frazier

CLARKSBURG -- Martin Vincent Frazier, age 59, of Rt.#1-Mount Clare, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at 8:20 a.m. in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Mount Clare on Oct. 4, 1942, a son of the late William McKinley Frazier and Lessie Gay Frazier.

He is survived by his companion of 26 years, Peggy Krupia; two brothers, James Williams and sister-in-law, Ina "Cookie" Frazier, Mount Clare, Francis Eugene and sister-in-law, Willa Jean Frazier, Stonewood; and sister-in-law, Bernadine Frazier, Jane Lew; and several nieces and nephews; and special children, Kristin, Nicholas and Joshua. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard Andrew Frazier, Joseph Charles Frazier and sister-in-law, Athleen Frazier.

He was a former employee of PPG Industries, and he was Methodist.

Friends may call at the McGlumphy Funeral Home/Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted in the McGlumphy Church Chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ron DiCiolla officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

McGlumphy Funeral Home/Chapel in charge.

Edith Hickman

CLARKSBURG -- Edith Hickman, 90, of West Milford, died December 9, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Hickman was a housewife and a cook at Gore Hotel and St. Mary's Hospital.

She was born in Tyler County on April 17, 1911, the daughter of the late Floyd and Cordila Ash Bates.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Edward Hickman, in January 1982, whom she married September 29, 1927.

Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Barrett and Phyllis Cyphers, both of West Milford; two sons and daughter-in-law, Donald "Jeep" Hickman, East View, Clarksburg, and Charles Curtis Hickman and wife, Lillian; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; one niece, Ines Hupp and husband, Orville, Ohio; and one nephew, Leonard Carrico, Iowa.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Carrico and Charlotte Harvey; and two brothers, Franzel Bates and James Bates.

Mrs. Hickman was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Clarksburg, where she was a member of the Dorcas Society. She was also involved with the Federation of the Blind Club at the Senior Citizens Center.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Rt. 98, Clarksburg, Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Davis Funeral Home. www.davisfunerals.com

Lawrence (Lonnie) Upton Lamb

JANE LEW -- Lawrence (Lonnie) Upton Lamb, 59, of Route 3, Lost Creek, McWhorter Community, died Sunday, December 9, 2001, at the United Hospital at Clarksburg.

He was born September 28, 1942, at Parkersburg, the son of the late Joseph Upton and Lula Viola Small Lamb.

He was married at Winchester, Virginia, October 18, 1962, to Homa Jean McWhorter, who survives along with the following: Three sons, Billy Joe Lamb of Duck Creek, Lonnie Frank Lamb of McWhorter, Johnny Ray Lamb of McWhorter; one step brother, Lester Hawkins of Jane Lew; and four grandchildren. One sister, Carol Lou Lamb, is deceased.

Mr. Lamb had worked for Louie Glass Company as a glass blower for several years and was Protestant by faith. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Air Force.

Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Morris Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m., with Rev. Ronald Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Blanche Virginia Marks

SALEM -- Blanche Virginia Marks, 88, of Winter Park, Florida, formerly of Salem, died December 8, 2001, at Winter Park following an extended illness.

She was born June 18, 1913, in Harrison County, the daughter of the late Homer and Rachel Jackson Nutter.

Her husband, Wilford Marks, is deceased.

Surviving are one son, Richard Marks, Maitland, Fla.; two daughters, Shirley O'Neal of Falls Church, VA, and Karen Kaminsky, Millersport, Ohio; two sisters, Chleo Matthey, Paden City, and Nellie Headley of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, Tuesday 6-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Rev. Joel Harpold will preside.

Interment in the Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missionary Organization, Envoy International, P.O. Box 5008, Florence, SC -- in care of Mrs. Blanche Marks Memorial.

Greathouse Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary C. Wilson

BERKELEY SPRINGS -- Mary Catherine Wilson, 79, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born June 9, 1922, in Shinnston, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mae Skiles Bee.

She was a member of the Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She was a 1942 graduate of Mt. Vernon Academy, Mt. Vernon, OH. She attended Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, MD, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse with Washington Adventist Hospital, Tacoma Park, MD, for 30 years.

She had been a homemaker in recent years.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Leland Wilson of Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Linda Mae Wright of Battle Creek, MI; one sister, Esther May Livingston of Shinnston; one brother, Charles Paul Bee of Lowell, OH; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Verna Ackerman, Violet Seaman, Marie Paugh and Hazel Lester.

Memorial services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 at the Berkeley Spring Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Hayward Darrell Woodson

CLARKSBURG -- Hayward Darrell Woodson, age 80, 321 Hartland Avenue, Clarksburg, WV, died at 3:05 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2001, in Heartland of Clarksburg.

He was born in Clarksburg, WV, March 31, 1921, a son of the late Peter Croner Woodson and the late Bertha Cutright Woodson.

Surviving are his wife, Kitty Ross Woodson, whom he married August 28, 1947; one son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Cathy Woodson, Fairmont, WV; three grandchildren, Bill Woodson, Lexington, KY, Mandy and husband Matt Glover, Winchester, VA, and Megan Woodson, Fairmont, WV; and a cousin, Macel Woodson, Good Hope, WV.

Preceding him in death were six brothers, Clyde, Orville, Albert, Junior, Roy and Paul Woodson; and a sister, Louise Merrill.

Mr. Woodson was a member of the Broad Oaks United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee, and was a past president of the United Methodist Men. He was a lifetime member of Meuse Argonne Post 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a lifetime member of Chapter 13, Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of Herman Lodge No. 6, AF & AM and was a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason.

Mr. Woodson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient.

He had been employed as a tank operator for PPG Industries and retired from the Creighton, PA, plant with 30 years service.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. Kathryn A. Ambler presiding.

Following the funeral service, Mr. Woodson's body will be cremated and the cremains later interred in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV, with military hours.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy, may be made in the form of memorial contributions to: American Diabetes Association, West Virginia Affiliate, 1221-A Ohio Avenue, P.O. Box 1115, Dunbar, WV, 25064.

Davis-Weaver Service.

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