Nina J. Blake

    JANE LEW -- Nina Jean Blake, 50, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, in United Hospital Center following an extended illness. She was born March 28, 1949, in Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late Mark Clio Blake and Lita Vivian Tinney Blake.
    Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Patricia Richards, Clarksburg; one brother, Matthew Wade Blake, Richmond, Ky.; four nieces; one nephew, four great-nieces and one great-nephew; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Genevieve Barb, Route 1, Salem; two uncles, Paul E. Blake, Route 1, Salem, and Jack R. Blake, Thurmont, Md.; and one aunt, Mrs. Mary Jean Berg, Route 2, Jane Lew. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Charolette June Blake.
    Mrs. Blake was a member of the Broad Run Baptist Church.
    The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph N. Busch officiating. Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery.

Ray E. Helmick

    GLENVILLE -- Ray E. Helmick, 83, of Sand Fork, died at 9:28 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Sand Fork following an unexpected illness. He was born Jan. 8, 1918, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Scott and Myrtle Williams Helmick.
His wife, Rachel Ann Cottrill Helmick, whom he married Feb. 3, 1951, preceded him in death on May 24, 1987.
    Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Ann Carpenter, Webster Springs; one sister, Irene Conrad, Glenville; three grandchildren, Christopher Arnold, Sand Fork, Jasmine Morton and Michael Carpenter, both of Webster Springs; one great-grandchild. He was also preceded in death by four brothers.
    Mr. Helmick was a retired coal miner, a World War II Army veteran and was Protestant.

Winoma L. LePon

    Winoma L. LePon, 84, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., formerly of Clarksburg, died Monday, April 12, 1999, in The Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Jesse and Bertha Maxwell LeMasters. Her husband, Russell LePon, preceded her in death.
    Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Frances Eckl, Cheektowaga; two brothers, Carl ''Happy'' LeMasters and wife, Mildred, Clarksburg, and Donald LeMasters and wife, Mamie, California; five grandchildren, Thomas and Theresa Eckl, Joseph and Nancy Eckl, Cheryl and John Deth, John Eckl, and Elizabeth and Mark Stahl; and several nieces and nephews, one of whom is Karen and Steve Fankhauser. She was also preceded in death by one son-in-law, Edward Eckl and other brothers and one sister. Mrs. LePon was Catholic and a retired secretary for Dr. Greer, formerly of Clarksburg.
    Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Catholic burial rites will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Father John McDonough conducting the service. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
    A biblical prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. today.

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.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Shinnston with the Rev. Father Karl Wohinc as celebrant. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Little Rock.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73101. Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston is in charge of arrangements.

Richard K. Shahan

    BELINGTON -- Richard Keith Shahan, 61, of Route 1, Belington, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at his home. He had been in declining health but death was unexpected. He was born April 13, 1937, in Philippi, a son of the late Hester and Mae Violet Wagner Shahan. His first wife, the former Shelby Turner, survives in Baltimore, Md. His second wife, the former Shirley Foltz, survives in Belington.
    Also surviving are one son, Richard Shahan Jr., Baltimore; five daughters, Donna Canchanya and Debbie McNeill, both of Baltimore, Rosemary Santana, Grafton, Deanna Shahan and Darlene Vest, both of Belington; three stepdaughters, Helen Manqueros, Ontario, Calif., Donna Blanchard and Paula Hackathorn, both of Wheeling; two stepsons, Jesse Clear, Wheeling, and Russell Clear, Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Carl Lee Shahan, Belington, and Robert James Shahan, Las Vegas, Nev.; five sisters, Delores Bradshaw, Maryland, Nellie Ray Besze, Stattsburg, N.Y., Patricia Ann Myers, Drytavern, Pa., and Avonelle Church and Isabelle Faison, both of Corbin, Ky.; eight grandchildren and 19 stepgrandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Shahan and one sister, Nancy Vose.
    Mr. Shahan was a retired roofer. He was a member of the Midway Apostolic Church and enjoyed tinkering with small engines and country and western music.


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