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CURRENT OBITUARIES


Obituaries for February 29, 2000

Edward V. Allen

MANNINGTON -- Edward Vincent "Bud" Allen, 79, of Mannington, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Vincent and Mary Elizabeth Allen.

His wife, Sally, preceded him in death.

Surviving are four children, David Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo., Nancy Lewis, Grand Junction, Colo., Melissa Allen, Annandale, Va., and Jess Allen, Wheeling; four stepchildren, Robert Craven and Natasha Lawson, both of Morgantown, Anne Jones, Shinnston, and Kathleen Guire, Mannington; six daughters and sons-in-law; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, James Allen, Edgewood; two sisters, Margaret Considine, Akron, Ohio, and Eleanor Allen, Barberton, Ohio.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Ann.

Mr. Allen graduated from Florida State University in 1959, and received his master's in business administration from George Washington University in 1966.

He was a career Army officer, retiring with the rank of colonel in 1974.

He and his late wife Sally moved with their family to Mannington in 1976. Together they were involved in many service organizations, and founded the Mannington Food Pantry and Clothes Closet in 1983.

Mr. Allen was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and founder of the Alleluia House Ministry, he dedicated the last 24 years of his life to serving God and his community in ways too numerous to count.

Leota H. Fancher

GRAFTON -- Leota Helen Fancher, 95, of Beulah Land Personal Care Home, formerly of Route 4, Grafton, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 30, 1904, in the Tappan community, Taylor County, a daughter of the late Howard and Rosa Nuzum Provance.

Her husband, Donald Fancher, preceded her in death in June 1972.

Surviving are one sister, Georgia Avonell Provance, Willis Point, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Godfrey and Phyllis Provance, Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Provance, Amalene Tucker and Levata Shaffer.

Mrs. Fancher was a homemaker and avid flower gardener who enjoyed crocheting and sewing.

She was a member of the Janes Memorial United Methodist Church.

Linda S. McQuain

BUCKHANNON -- Linda Sue McQuain, 52, of 30 Sedgwick St., Buckhannon, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Buckhannon.

She was born March 18, 1947, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Ross Cecil McQuain and Georgia Gibson McQuain.

Surviving are two brothers, Larry McQuain and Jack McQuain, two nephews, Adam McQuain and Brian McQuain and one niece, Mandy McQuain, all of Buckhannon.

Mrs. McQuain was a Goodwill attendant at Goodwill Industries. She was a member of the Women of the Moose.

Walter L. Wagoner

CLARKSBURG -- Walter L. Wagoner, 83, of Route 1, Box 616, Mt. Clare, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Aug. 9, 1916, in McWhorter, a son of the late Oley B. and Mary B. Boilen Wagoner.

His wife, Moyne B. Bohn Wagoner, whom he married Oct. 14, 1939, preceded him in death on May 16, 1997.

Surviving are one son, W. Lawrence "Sonny" Wagoner, Elk View; two grandchildren, David Lawrence Wagoner, Elkview, and Jennifer Ann Wagoner, Hollywood, Fla.; one great-grandson, David Lucus Wagoner; two brothers, Joseph W. Wagoner, Weston, and Oley Kemper Wagoner, McWhorter; three sisters, Lala I. McWhorter, McWhorter, Clarice Marie Stott, Lothian, Md., and M. Maxine Wagoner, Fairfax, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wagoner attended the Seventh Day Baptist Church, Lost Creek, and was a former scout master for the Boy Scouts of America in Lost Creek.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a retired mechanic from Consolidated Natural Gas with 43 years of service.

He was a 50-year member and past master of Jackson Lodge No. 35, AF&AM, Good Hope, a member of Commandery No. 13, Knights Templar and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in the Wheeling and Clarksburg bodies.

Mr. Wagoner was also a member of Nemesis Temple of Shrine, Parkersburg, the Central West Virginia Shrine Club and the Good Hope Chapter No. 109, Order of Eastern Star. He was the grand representative for the Grand Lodge of West Virginia to Washington, D.C., had been commissioned a colonel in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and was an admiral of the Line in the Cherry River Navy.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Good Hope Chapter No. 109, Order of Eastern Star will conduct a service in the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Seventh Day Baptist Church, Lost Creek, with Pastor Steve Osborn presiding. Mr. Wagoner's body will lie in state one hour prior to the 2 p.m. service. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Jackson Lodge No. 35, AF&AM, Good Hope will meet at the church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for the purpose of attending the funeral service and conducting Masonic graveside rites.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial contributions be made to the Masonic Home, 3826 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Robert F. White

WESTON -- Robert F. White, 89, of 98 North 8th St., Wheeling, formerly of 264 West 4th St., Weston, died at 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at the Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Nursing Home of Wheeling following an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 5, 1911, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Alpha Esley and Genevieve Carson White.

His wife of 64 years, the former Sarah Kathryn Davisson, whom he married Sept. 14, 1935, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Kathryn Annabelle Weisenseel, Weston, and Roberta Sharabell Mathews, Warren, Ohio; one son, Rondall Ray White, Wheeling; one sister, Mary V. Davisson, Murraysville; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Robert June White; his stepmother, Belva Coberly White; and four brothers, Virgil Allen and Howard Dale White and two infants.

Mr. White was an employee of Pennzoil with 40 years and three months service.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weston.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 10-11 a.m. today.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Hugh Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in the Peterson Cemetery, Weston.

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