Eleanor M. Bland
MORGANTOWN -- Eleanor Marie Bland, 65, of Route 1,
Bristol, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Charleston Area Medical
Center, Memorial Division, Charleston.
She was born Nov. 1, 1933, in Harrison County, a
daughter of the late Hayward and Lucille Runion Scott.
Her husband, Franklin D. Bland, preceded her in death in 1994.
Surviving are four sons, Thomas R. Bland, Woodbine,
N.J., Gary F. Bland, Salem, Ledge A. Bland, Somers Point, N.J., and Ronald
R. Bland, Bristol; one foster son, Dennis Burkhammer, Bristol; two brothers,
Thomas Scott and Fred Scott, both of West Milford; one sister, Janet Bland,
Clarksburg; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Thomas G. Brake
FRENCH CREEK -- Thomas Gay Brake, 84, of Route 2,
French Creek, died at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born March 26, 1915, in Rock Cave, a son of the late Lee Brake and
Nevada Catherine Crawford Brake.
His wife, Nona Maxine McKisic Brake, preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Thomas L. Brake, Salisbury,
Md.; one grandson, Jeffery Michael Brake, Madison, Wis.; six sisters, Martha
Brake and Catherine Craig, both of Route 1, Crawford, Loretta Walden, Fairmont,
Rosemary Bean, Summersville, Geraldine Smith, Clarksburg, and Agnes Smith,
Buckhannon; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by
one sister, Mrs. Maude Porter and one brother, Calvin Brake.
Mr. Brake was a member of Moose Lodge No. 598, Buckhannon.
He was Protestant.
Alice M. Butler
PINE GROVE -- Alice M. Butler, 76, of Wellsburg,
formerly of Reader, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at her home.
She was born March 12, 1923, in Wetzel County, a daughter of the late
James Quincy and May Ann "Molly¨ Eastham Butler.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was
also preceded in death by five brothers, Melvin Butler, Albert Butler,
Pete Butler, Esther Butler and Curt Butler and one sister, Edith Henthorne.
Mrs. Butler was retired from Corning Glass Company
of Paden City and a member of the Eight Mile Church of Christ.
SALEM -- Freda Griffin, 94, of Clarksburg Continuous
Care Center, formerly of Randolph Terrace Apartments, died Sunday evening,
April 11, 1999, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg. She was born March
31, 1905, in Brown, a daughter of the late James and Rosetta Robinson Griffin.
Surviving are one sister, Vista Hudnall, Sumter,
S.C.; several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two
sisters and four brothers.
Ms. Griffin graduated from Salem College in 1928
and taught school at Dola and in Doddridge County. She was a member of
the Salem United Methodist Church and the Tawasi-Trainer-Willing Workers
Sunday school class.
Jazmine N. Jefferson
FAIRMONT -- Jazmine Nichole Jefferson, infant daughter
of Rudolph and Sandra Payne Jefferson Jr., Fairmont, died Sunday, April
11, 1999, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1998, in Fairmont.
Also surviving are her maternal grandparents, Henry
and Marlene Talkington Griffith, Clarksburg; her paternal grandparents,
Rudolph and Yolanda Link Jefferson Sr., Fairmont; her paternal great-grandparents,
Audrey and Patricia Evans Link; one brother, Eric Dupree, and one sister,
Justice Marie Jefferson, both at home; her godfather, Mike Cottingham,
Chesapeake; her godmother, Rochelle Barker, Shinnston; several aunts, uncles
Rev. John B. Manchino
SHINNSTON -- Rev. John B. Manchino, 73, a resident
of St. Barbara's Nursing Home, Monongah, formerly of Little Rock and Helena,
Ark., died Sunday, April 11, 1999, in Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont,
following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Erie, a son of the late Salvatore and
Mary Teresa Ferrise Manchino.
Surviving are two nephews, Leonard E. "Gene¨
Papa and wife, Annis, Clarksburg, and Carmen Anthony Papa II, Bluefield;
two nieces, Sue Papa, Meadowbrook, and Terry Jean Papa, Clarksburg; one
stepbrother, Romey Serafini; three great-nephews, one great-niece, two
great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary
Russo and Angeline "Angie¨ Papa, one brother, Leonard Manchino and
one niece, Mary Teresa Papa.
Rev. Manchino was ordained from St. John's
Seminary in Little Rock, on May 29, 1965 and pastored St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Helena. He was involved in missionary work in Morelia, Mexico,
where he worked in the Mexican Mountain Missions.
His passion was working with the remote, poverty stricken villages
of Mexico, where he served for over 20 years.
Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston,
from 5-9 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Wednesday at the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Shinnston with the Rev.
Father Karl Wohinc as celebrant. The rosary will be recited in the funeral
home at 7 p.m. today. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Little
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to: Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73101.
Mildred G. McKeown
Mildred Grace McKeown, 91, formerly of Chiefton Hill,
Wilsonburg community, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, in a local nursing home
following an extended illness. She was born March 3, 1908, in Doddridge
County, a daughter of the late Wyatt T. "Mike¨ and Mary Hickman McKeown.
Surviving are one niece, Rosalyn Hayes, Clarksburg;
one nephew, William Haney, Lyle, Minn.; several other nieces and nephews.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also
been preceded in death by one brother, George McKeown and four sisters,
Mrs. Daisy Piatt, Mrs. Stella Nutter, Mrs. Audra Haney and Miss Beatrice
Mrs. McKeown was a retired sales clerk from G.C.
Murphy with 25 years of service. She was a lifelong resident of the
Wilsonburg community and a member of the Reynoldsville Baptist Church.
Friends may call Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike
St., from 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. O.D. Harman officiating. Interment
will be in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.
Arlene E. McKitrick
Arlene Elizabeth Lopez McKitrick of Wichita, Kan.,
formerly of Clarksburg, died Sunday, March 28, from injuries sustained
in a single-car accident on Interstate 15 near Idaho Falls, Idaho.
She was born in Clarksburg, Dec. 20, 1940, a daughter of Rose M. Oliverio
Lopez, who survives in Clarksburg, and the late Sam J. Lopez.
Surviving are two daughters, Sheila Prather and
husband, Brian, Great Falls, Mont., and Mary McKitrick, Wichita; one son,
Cal McKitrick, California; three granddaughters, Alex Prather, Great Falls,
Jamie and Michaela McKitrick, both of Wichita; one grandson, Tom McKitrick,
Colorado; nine brothers and sisters, David, Frances and Vincent Lopez,
Linda Parsley and Sherry Walter, all of Clarksburg, Frank Lopez, Fairmont,
John Lopez and Donna Fragale, both of Bridgeport, and Sammie Rose Jensen,
Mrs. McKitrick and her husband worked with their
volunteer group building a church on the Papago Indian Reservation in Idaho.
She was recently honored with the award for outstanding service from
the Eastminster Presbyterian Church for years of dedicated service and
was referred to as ''the hat lady'' by the children of the congregation.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. May 19
at All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Memorials have been established
with: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 North Webb Road, Wichita, KS,
67206, or American Diabetes Association, 3210 East Douglas, Wichita, KS,
Opal S. Moore
SHINNSTON -- Opal Straight Moore, 97, of Jones Run,
Lumberport, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at the Mississippi University
Medical Center. She had recently moved to Jackson, Miss., to live with
her daughter, Virginia C. Walker, due to failing health.
She was born Oct. 2, 1901, in Seven Pines, a daughter of the late Jacob
W. and Dilemma Campbell Straight. In 1927, she married Clarence E. Moore,
who preceded her in death in June 1969.
Surviving are one daughter, Virginia C. Walker,
Jackson; four great-nephews, Charles, Richard, David and Robert Straight
and one great-niece, Janice Bloodworth. She was the last surviving member
of her family, having been also preceded in death by four brothers.
Mrs. Moore was a successful sales manager
for Stanley Home Products and was a past worthy matron of the Eastern Star.
She recently received recognition as a 60-year member of the West Virginia
Extension Homemakers Council and was skilled in needle work.
Friends may call at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston,
from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday
at the funeral home with the Rev. Toni Beecher officiating. Interment
will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
Irene Z. Wotring
BUCKHANNON -- Irene Zirkle Wotring, 79, of Route
2, Box 165, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at her home. She was born Dec.
6, 1919, in Cassity, a daughter of the late Gordon Zirkle and Blanche
Chewning Zirkle. Her husband, Henry Richard Wotring, whom she married
in 1936, preceded her in death in 1977.
Surviving are one daughter, Betty Sipe, McGaheysville,
Va.; two sons, Stanley Harold Wotring, Clarksburg, and Dewey Wotring, LaGrange,
Ky.; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Gertrude Smith, Cassity, Zelda George, Norton, and Leota
Metzbower, Baltimore, Md.; and two brothers, Clates Zirkle, Norton, and
French Zirkle, Coalton.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Gary
Roy Wotring, five brothers, Ralph, Ira, Narl, Foreman Ben and Harley and
one sister, Loroe Zirkle.
Mrs. Wotring was a homemaker and was Christian.