Dr. James D. Atkinson

    James D. Atkinson, Ph.D., 83, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at his home in McLean, Va. A Weston native, Dr. Atkinson was the son of the late James D. and Margaret Malloy Atkinson. His wife of 55 years, Marie H.C. ''Connie'' Atkinson, preceded him in death on Jan. 11, 1999.
    Surviving are one son, James D. Atkinson III, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; three daughters, Margaret Hoover, Falls Church, Va., Mary Munley, Virginia Beach,  Va., and Elizabeth Biggs, Arlington, Va.; six grandchildren, Paul and Dennis Atkinson, Jessica and Michelle Munley and Jeremy and Kathleen Biggs; one brother and sister-in-law, Edward W. and Alda Atkinson, Princeton Jct., N.J.; one niece and two nephews.
    He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Atkinson, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Matthews and Mrs. Thomas E. (Wilma) Nutter.
    Mr. Atkinson graduated from St. Patrick's High School and earned degrees from Indiana and Georgetown universities. He was a professor of government at Georgetown, retiring after 34 years on the faculty. In 1950-54 he was director of the special course in psychological warfare at the Georgetown Graduate School.
    During World War II, he served in the Military Intelligence Division and was wounded and taken prisoner in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he commanded an intelligence reserve unit until his retirement as a colonel, USAR.
    Author of ''The Edge of War'' and ''The Politics of Struggle,'' Dr. Atkinson wrote for a number of scholarly journals and was a consultant to congressional committees, the Psychological Strategy Board and other government agencies. He lectured at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the Army War College, the Strategic Intelligence School, the Air War College and the National Defense College of Canada, and was a longtime president of the American Military Institute.
    Interment in Arlington National Cemetery will follow a Mass of Christian Burial at the Fort Meyer Chapel at 10:45 a.m. on April 29.
 



Bonnie Collins

    GLENVILLE -- Bonnie Collins, 83, of Glenville, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.
    She was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of the late George and Olive Craber Wilder. Her husband, Hayden A. Collins, whom she married on Feb. 2, 1942, preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1978.
    Surviving are one daughter, Marietta ''Pug'' Collins, one son, Roy ''Buzz'' Collins, both of Glenville; one sister, Eldora Williams, Oregon; and two grandchildren, James Russell Collins and Casey Andrew Collins, both of Glenville.
    Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and Baptist.
 



Cecile F. Fluharty

    MIDDLEBOURNE -- Cecile F. Fluharty, 86, of Santee, S.C., a former Tyler County resident, died Monday, April 12, 1999, in Santee. She was a daughter of the late Arch Cecil and Florence Smith Moore.
    Surviving are two sons, Phillip Fluharty, Atoka, Tenn., and Donald Fluharty, and one daughter, Mrs. James (Caroline) Genewick, all of Santee; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    She was also preceded in death by one brother, H. Paul Moore, two sisters, Camella Conaway and Autumn Ash and three grandchildren.
    Ms. Fluharty was a retired office manager of Boy Scouts of America, Clarksburg. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the War of 1812, and Colonial Dames. She was an avid genealogist.
 



Jeffrey A. Leggett

    Jeffrey A. Leggett, 44, of Martic Township, Holtwood, Pa., died Saturday, April 10, 1999, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
    He was born Oct. 3, 1954, in Clarksburg, a son of Donald F. Leggett, Senaca Drive, Clarksburg, and the late Juanita Jean Vernon Leggett.
    Also surviving are his stepmother, Peggy Hill Leggett and wife, Miriam Peterson Leggett; one son and daughter, Zadok M. and Kelleigh D. Leggett, both at home; his mother-in-law, Betty Mae Peterson, Salem, Ore.; several cousins. He was also preceded in death by one son, Micah G. Leggett, who died in the same automobile accident.
    Mr. Leggett graduated from the former Roosevelt-Wilson High School, was a 1977 graduate of Fairmont State College and also graduated from the Dick Grove Music College and the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Calif.
    He was a member of the New Covenant Community Church in Delta, Pa., and was a Scoutmaster of Troop No. 97, Boy Scouts of America.
    He was a bass player with a Lancaster area band, ''Matters of the Heart.'' He was a construction safety consultant for High Safety Consultant Services.
    Friends were received at DeWald Funeral Home, 144 E. St., Quarryville, Pa., from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the New Covenant Community Church, Delta, Pa. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the West Union Masonic Cemetery, Doddridge County, with the Rev. D.D. Meighen and the Rev. Lanny Kilgore presiding.
    In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that expressions of sympathy be contributions to a memorial fund to be established. Contact: Donald F. Leggett, 124 Senaca Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301, or call 622-7618. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 



Micah G. Leggett

    Micah G. Leggett, 11, of Martic Township, Holtwood, Pa., died Saturday, April 10, 1999, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
    He was born Aug. 15, 1987, in Clarksburg, a son of Miriam Peterson Leggett and the late Jeffrey A. Leggett, who died in the same automobile accident.
    Also surviving are his twin sister, Kelleigh D. Leggett and one brother, Zadok M. Leggett, both at home; his paternal grandparents, Donald F. and Peggy Leggett, Seneca Drive, Clarksburg; and his maternal grandmother, Betty Mae Peterson, Salem, Ore. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Juanita Jean Vernon Leggett.
    Micah was a fifth grade student in Martic Elementary School and attended the New Covenant Community Church in Delta, Pa. He was a member of Troop No. 97, Boy Scouts of America and the Conestoga swim team.
    Friends were received at the DeWald Funeral Home, 144 East St., Quarryville, Pa., from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. A memorial service will be conducted in the New Covenant Community Church, Delta, at 7 p.m. today. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the West Union Masonic Cemetery, Doddridge County, with the Rev. D.D. Meighen and the Rev. Lanny Kilgore presiding.
    In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that expressions of sympathy be contributions to a memorial fund to be established. Contact: Donald F. Leggett, 124 Senaca Drive, Clarksburg, WV, 26301, or call 622-7618. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 



Madeline M. Mace

    SUTTON -- Madeline Maxine Mace, 75, of Gassaway, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the home of a daughter following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Lon and Myrtle Lee Hamner Green.
    Surviving are four sons, Dana Wood, Lambertville, N.J., David Mace, Burnville, Ronnie Mace, Akron, Ohio, and Charles Mace, Williamsburg, Va.; three daughters, Carla Creed, Volga, at whose home she died, Marie Mace, Wilsie, and Mildred Burkhammer, Weston; one brother, Bill Green, Sutton; three sisters, Alice Scott, Cedarville, Bonnie Steever, Lambertville, N.J., and Oleta Green, Gassaway; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Charlotte Clevenger and Sharon Jean Mace, one brother, Percy Green and two sisters, Freda Brady and Etta Baughman.
    Ms. Mace was a homemaker.
 



John F. Sisler Jr.

    PENNSBORO -- John Franklin Sisler Jr., died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Women's and Childrens Hospital, Charleston. He was born April 13, 1999, in Charleston, a son of John Franklin Sisler Sr. and Dana McCloy Sisler.
    Also surviving are one brother, Branden Sisler, Pennsboro; one sister, Darlene McCloy, Harrisville; his paternal grandparents, Frank and Martha Sisler, Clarksburg; and his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Eula Robinson, Pennsboro.
    A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro.
 



Betty L. Strait

    SHINNSTON -- Betty Lou Price Strait, 70, of Willard community, near Shinnston, died Thursday, April 5, 1999, following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Willard, a daughter of the late Ogden W. and Audra Jane Rittenhouse Price. Her husband, Kenneth A. Strait, whom she married July 1, 1950, survives.
    Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Kimberly Strait and Steven and Sharon Strait, all of Shinnston; and three grandchildren, Scott, Shae and Meagan Strait.
    Mrs. Strait was formerly employed by G.C. Murphy Co. for over 25 years, and was the co-owner and operator of Bridgeport Television until 1990.
    She was a lifetime member of the Owings United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and youth leader.
    She was a former member of the Woman's Club, a graduate of Shinnston High School in 1947 and was a member of the Shinnston High School Alumni Association.
    Friends may call at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
 



Clifford C. Talkington

    GRANTSVILLE -- Clifford Cloyd ''Tinker'' Talkington, 77, of Glenville, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Sunrise Health and Rehabilitation Center, Glenville.
    He was born in Doddridge County, a son of the late John Harley and Eva Ethel Swiger Talkington. His wife, Mrs. Evelyn Louise Talkington, preceded him in death.
    Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Donna K. and John Brannon, Normantown; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Maryann Talkington, Greenwood; three brothers, Dwight Talkington, Pennsboro, Dean Talkington, East Liverpool, Ohio, and Dewayne Talkington, Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sisters, Willa Lee Tice, East Liverpool, and Janice Stanley, Gambills, Md.; four grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, two great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two brothers.
    Mr. Talkington retired from Carnegie Natural Gas Co., with 37 years of service. He was a member of the Little Kanawha Independent Baptist Church, Burnsville.



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