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Obituaries for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001

Mona Lea Carrico

CLARKSBURG -- Mona Lea Yoak Carrico, age 58, 830 Water Street, Stonewood, WV, died at 12:05 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2001, in United Hospital Center. She was born in Clarksburg, WV, May 11, 1943, a daughter of the late Lawrence Nay and the late Rose Ellen Connolly Yoak.

Surviving are her husband, Edward D. Carrico, whom she married December 24, 1960; one son and daughter-in-law, Owen J. and Wanda Carrico, Clarksburg; one daughter, Jacqueline E. Carrico, Stonewood; a granddaughter, Destiny M. Mayle and a grandson, Matthew Pritt; three sisters, Cora Ellen Exline, Willow Beach, Flora (Polly) Skidmore, Stonewood and Florence Amsler, Anmoore, WV.

She was preceded in death by one son, Shane Edson Carrico.

Mrs. Carrico was a Protestant.

She had been employed in the housekeeping department of Knights Inn, Bridgeport.

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

A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at 12:00 noon with the Reverend Charles Hoskins presiding.

Interment will be in Stonewall Park Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver Service.

Margaret Jane Coffindaffer

JANE LEW -- Margaret Jane Coffindaffer, 84, of Hartville, Ohio, died Saturday, November 17, 2001. She was born at Mannington, West Virginia, October 14, 1917, the daughter of the late J. Wesley and Effie Hildreth Jones. She was married to Abram "Abe" Coffindaffer at Oakland, Maryland, October 13, 1936, who preceded her in death February 11, 1989. She is survived by three daughters, Saundra Hardway of Akron, Ohio, Jackie Lynn Gear of Hartville, Ohio, Jane Ann Barton of Indian Lake Estates, Florida; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Russell Abram Coffindaffer; one brother J.W. (Bill) Jones.

Mrs. Coffindaffer was a graduate of Mannington High School, with the class of 1935. She attended Fairmont College and was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at Route 2, Jane Lew.

There will be private visitation for the family on Wednesday at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew. Private graveside services will be at the Good Hope Masonic Cemetery Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. William L. Coffindaffer officiating. Burial will follow in the Good Hope Masonic Cemetery.

Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sharon Lynn Wilson Godwin

ELKINS -- Sharon Lynn Wilson Godwin, age 66 years, a resident of Jimtown, West Virginia, departed this life at 11:04 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2001, at the Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. She had been in declining health for the past month.

She was born Tuesday, July 2, 1935, at Little Rock, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Chester Wilson and Louise Burt Wilson. On September 4, 1953, at Gladewater, Texas, she was married to the Reverend Lowell Clark Godwin, who preceded her in death May 12, 1997. Surviving are five sons, Lowell Lee Godwin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lynn Godwin and wife Penny, Ripley, Layne Godwin and wife, Arvilla, Elkins, Lorren Godwin and wife Mary, Stonewood, Lawrence Godwin and wife Julie, Lake Lynn, Pennsylvania; one daughter, L'Louise Fox and husband Mark, Elkins; one sister, Mary Louise Bulman and husband the Reverend Herman Bulman, Houston, Texas; ten grandchildren, Heather, Jonathan, Kelly, Justin, Marc, Christopher and Adrianna Godwin, Alex and Olivia Fox and one step granddaughter, Emily Paitsel.

She was a graduate of Judson High School at Longview, Texas, was the wife of the founder of the World of Pentecost Church of Elkins and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the United Pentecostal Church.

Friends will be received at the Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Reverend Justin Argabright and the Reverend Herman Bulman will officiate. Interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, West Virginia.

The Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sharon Lynn Wilson Godwin.

Marquette Jane Saunders Harper

CLARKSBURG -- Marquette Jane Saunders Harper, age 47, P.O. Box 84, Gypsy, WV, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2001, at her residence. She was born in Nutter Fort, WV, October 2, 1954, a daughter of the late William A. Saunders and the late Beatrice M. Tripplet Sauders.

Surviving are her husband, Leroy Harper, whom she married December 31, 1992; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert A. and Margaret Saunders, Nutter Fort, WV and Gary I. and Martha Saunders, Quiet Dell, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Edward (Phyllis) Torjak, Summit Park, WV, Lynda Flanagan, Gloucester, VA and Mrs. Harold (Gail) Cogar, Shinnston, WV.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry "Dusty" Saunders and William A. "Buster" Saunders; and one sister, Emma Jean Saunders Hamric.

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

A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Aulbert "Pete" Roberts presiding.

Interment will be in Enterprise Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver Service.

Anna S. McCray

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Anna S. McCray, age 89, 736 Mulberry Avenue, Clarksburg, WV, died at 3:15 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Mt. Hope, WV, October 27, 1912, a daughter of the late Temofey Shkatula and the late Eudoka Triszcz Shkatula.

Mrs. McCray grew up in Mount Clare, Harrison County, and then moved to the North View section of Clarksburg.

Her husband, Linwood E. "Mac" McCray, whom she married May 5, 1950, preceded her in death in September 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Helen "Becky" McCray, Clarksburg; and one son, John L. McCray, Alexandria, VA; one sister, Helen Shkatula, West Virginia Ave., Clarksburg; and one niece, Sue Griffith.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mike and John Shkatula.

Mrs. McCray retired with 47 years service having worked for Hazel/Atlas, Continental Can Corp. and Brockway Glass.

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

A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend O.D. Harman presiding.

Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver Service.

Mary Kathryn Muntzing

CLARKSBURG -- Mary Kathryn Muntzing, 89, formerly of Tyler Avenue, Clarksburg, died Monday November 19, 2001, at a local nursing home following an extended illness. She was born in Belington, WV, December 18, 1911, a daughter of the late E.W. and Almonta Mae Ramsey Koontz.

She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin C. Muntzing in December of 1960.

Surviving are one son, Melvin C. Muntzing Jr. of Clarksburg; and 2 granddaughters, Mary Ryan and Karen Muntzing; and one sister, Mabel Welch of Clarksburg.

Mrs. Muntzing was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Clarksburg, since 1946, and the Robinson Bible Class. She was a retired high school teacher, retiring from Williamstown, WV; a graduate of West Virginia University in 1933 and was a former member of the College Club.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Dr., Route 98 Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery, Belington, WV.

Davis Funeral Home. www.davisfunerals.com

Frenchie H. (Pinky) Butcher Riffle

JANE LEW -- Frenchie H. (Pinky) Butcher Riffle, 63, of 421 John Street, Weston, died Sunday, November 18, 2001, at The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital at Weston. She was born November 25, 1931, at Weston, the daughter of the late John Thomas and Nellie Gladys Darty Butcher. She was married to James Robert (Bob) Riffle, November 11, 1973, who preceded her in death Dec. 30, 1984. She is survived by one son, John Paul Butcher of Weston; one sister, Nellie G. Bonner of Weston; nine grandchildren, Larry Ray Butcher, Carrie Ann Butcher, John Paul Butcher Jr., James Thomas Butcher, Joshua Lee Butcher, Roxie Ann Butcher, Brezy Metz, Christina Fisher, Michael Landis. Two sisters are deceased, Betty McHenry and Grace Ann Eckles.

Mrs. Riffle was retired from the Weston Laundry and was Methodist by faith.

There will be no visitation or funeral services.

Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond Arden 'Grey Feathers' Riffle

WESTON -- Raymond Arden "Grey Feathers" Riffle, 76, of Route 2, Roanoke, WV, died at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2001, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following an extended illness. Born on July 27, 1925, on Oil Creek, WV, he was a son of the late James Lloyd Riffle and Martha Alice (Blake) Riffle.

Survivors include two brothers, Donald Riffle and William Riffle; two half-sisters, Hulda Cosner, Weston, WV, and Betty Whetstone, Jane Lew, WV; one half-brother, Ronnie Riffle, Weston, WV; close friend and caregiver, Patty Heath, Roanoke, WV; adopted grandchildren, Ronda Brown, Buckhannon, WV, Eddie Heath, Weston, WV, and Mark Heath, Weston, WV; several nieces and nephews; many cousins and family and friends.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Thad Riffle, Blaine Riffle, Rondall Riffle and twin brother, Thurman Riffle.

Mr. Riffle was a farmer and a Baptist by faith. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes, singing and playing the guitar. Mr. Riffle loved his friends and family and was always willing to help others.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV, on Tuesday, November 20, 2001, from noon until the funeral hour of 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2001, from the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Robert A. Heater officiating. Interment will follow in the Peterson Siding Cemetery on Oil Creek, Lewis County, WV.

Boyle Funeral Home of Weston.

Glenn Toothman, Jr.

WAYNESBURG -- Glenn Toothman, Jr., age 81, of 114 West Wayne St., Waynesburg, PA, died Sunday, November 18, 2001 at home. He was born August 9, 1920, in Clarksburg, WV, the son of the late Glenn Toothman and the late Elise (Rees) Toothman.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine Toothman, whom he married April 3, 1942; 3 sons, Harry Toothman of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Glenn Toothman III and Farley Toothman both of Waynesburg, PA; 1 sister, Betty Halvorsen of West Sedona, Arizona; 3 brothers, James Toothman of State College, PA, Fred Toothman of Huntington WV and Dr. Lee Toothman of Jupiter, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Stephen Michael Toothman.

Mr. Toothman was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg. He was a graduate of Victory High School Class of 1938 where he was an All State Football player. He graduated from Hampton-Sydney College in 1942. He was a graduate of Washington and Lee Law School in Virginia, class of 1949.

Mr. Toothman was a veteran of WWII, having joined in U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 as a private and served until 1946 having earned the rank of major. He served 2 years in the Pacific Theater of Operation.

He returned to Greene Co. to practice law and served the county as District Attorney for 2 terms. He later served as Common Pleas Court Judge in Waynesburg for 2 terms.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Reverend Dr. Andrew Martinez of Richhill St.,Waynesburg, PA will be presiding.

Friends and family may be received at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 20, 2001 at his residence, 114 West Wayne St., Waynesburg, PA, and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on November 21, 2001 at the First Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg, PA. Burial is at Oakmont Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Greene County.

Graveside military rites will be accorded by V.F.W. Post 4793, James Farrell American Legion #330 and D.A.V.#12 all of Waynesburg, PA.

Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Waynesburg, PA, are in charge of arrangements.

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