FAIRMONT -- Robert Hess, 69, of Bellview Avenue,
died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at his home. He was born July 4, 1929, at
Helens Run, a son of the late Albert Ray and Ethel Goldie Furbee Hess Sr.
His wife of 50 years, Helen Louise Ashcraft Hess, whom he married April
20, 1949, survives.
Also surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law,
Robert Keith and Aleta Hess, Helens Run, and Michael Ray Hess, Fairmont;
two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda R. and Gregory Postlethwait, Durham,
N.C., and Pamela D. Ice, Fairmont; four brothers, Albert Hess Jr., Mill
Fall, Max Hess, Charles Hess and James Hess, all of Worthington; four sisters,
Grace Fisher, Wellborn, Fla., Betty Wright, North Olmstead, Ohio, Jessie
Ellison, Fairmont, and Dottie Kropog, Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren,
Jeremey Hess, Mitzie Williams and her husband, Scott, Joyce Hess, Amy Hess,
Jeffrey Ice, Michael Ice, Brandon Postlethwait, and C.G. Postlethwait;
and one great-granddaughter. He was also preceded in death by one brother,
John William Hess.
Mr. Hess served in the U.S. Army from 1947-1948. He retired
from CSX Railroad in 1989 with 40 years service as a brakeman and a conductor.
Among his hobbies were hunting and fishing.
Charles W. Mooney
GRAFTON -- Charles William ''Butch'' Mooney, 55,
of Winder, Ga., formerly of Grafton, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at his
residence. He was born Aug. 12, 1943, in Clarksburg, a son of the late
Luther Leroy and Ella Mae White Mooney.
His wife, Idabelle Mooney, survives.
Also surviving are two stepsons, Lane Lance, Canton,
Ga., and Richard Reeves, Winder; three stepdaughters, Amy Lance, Atlanta,
Ga., Cheryl Darby, Murphy, N.C., and Samantha Frerichs, Lawrenceville,
Ga.; one sister, Darla Sevier and one brother, George Mooney, both of Grafton;
11 stepgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Mooney was a U.S. Army veteran. He was employed
as a glass inspector and cutter.
Brenda K. Perkins
Brenda Kathleen Perkins, 45, of ''B'' Street, Spelter,
died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 5, 1954, in Clarksburg, a daughter of Ellis Vincent,
Bridgeport, and Mary Golden Lodge, Raleigh, N.C.
Her husband, Victor Guy Perkins, whom she married May 10, 1975, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Danette Lynn Perkins,
at home; her stepmother, Peggy Vincent, one brother and sister-in-law,
Ellis J. Jr. and Lisa Vincent, all of Bridgeport; two sisters, Deborah
Simmons, Medina, Ohio, and Mrs. William (Mary Beth) Hamilton, Richmond,
Va.; one stepsister, Peggy Jo Yates and husband, Stanley, Wolf Summit.
She was also preceded in death by one half brother, Robbie Lodge.
Mrs. Perkins was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral
Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The
funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment
will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.
Linda D. Postle
FAIRMONT -- Linda D. Postle, 44, of Wallace, died
Monday, April 19, 1999, in the home of her sister in Fairmont.
She was born April 15, 1955, in Wheeling, a daughter of Mary Martha
Foster Arbogast, Ohio, and the late Lonnie Arden Arbogast. Her husband
of 28 years, Ronald E. Postle, survives.
Also surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law,
William A. Postle, Ohio, and Mark E. and Melissa Postle, Georgia; four
brothers and two sisters-in-law, Andrew Arbogast, David and Sandra Arbogast
and Lonnie Arbogast, all of Ohio, and Michael and Susan Arbogast, Fairmont;
five sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Lewis Postle, Ohio, Sharon
and Milton ''Moe'' Cottingham, and Kathryn and Earl Pyles, with whom she
was living, all of Fairmont, Carol and Tommy Welch, Texas, and Kelly and
Rodney Brown, Ohio; two grandchildren, Tyler and Kayla Postle; and
several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Postle was a member of the Church of the Nazarene,
Stonewood, in which she was active in both prayer ministry and the Bible
study group. She was a clerk in the business office at Fairmont State College.
She was a volunteer with The United Way and the
Walk For Life Program. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Sherman G. Prince
JANE LEW -- Sherman Glen Prince, 73, of McWhorter,
died at 1:32 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 1999, in United Hospital Center.
He was born Feb. 6, 1926, at McWhorter, a son of the late Lester Prince
and Mamie Teter Prince. His wife, the former Connie Simmons, whom he married
Nov. 4, 1983, at Bridgeport, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Christopher Prince, Bradley Prince
and wife Roberta, all of Phoenix, Ariz; one daughter, Glenda Prince Ericson
and husband Jon, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Carolyn
Headly Berwyn of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Thurl (Shirley) Lewis, Alexandria,
Va.; Mrs. Genevieve Grimmett, Clarksburg; several grandchildren; stepgrandchildren;
and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Michael
Lester and David Mark Prince; one sister, Norma Rhoades.
Mr. Prince was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S.
Navy as a member of an underwater demolition team. He was retired manager
from the U.S. West Telephone Co. He had lived in Phoenix for 25 years and
was a member of the McWhorter United Methodist Church.
William R. Propst
BELINGTON -- Mr. William Russell Propst, 91, a resident
of Route 1, Chestnut Flats community, died at 10:05 p.m. Monday, April
19, 1999, in the Broaddus Hospital, Philippi. He was born Oct. 4, 1907,
in Whitmer, a son of the late Robert William and Abagail Rexrode Propst.
His wife, Ethel Blanche Simmons Propst, whom he married in 1936, preceded
him in death.
Surviving are one nephew, Arlie Simmons, Chestnut
Flats community, with whom he made his home with; several foster children;
one brother, Grant Propst, Franklin; four sisters, Shirley Propst, Audra
Propst and Bonnie Moyers, all of Franklin, and Beulah Bodkins, McDowell.
Mr. Propst attended the schools of Moyers and was
Protestant. He was a retired farmer and lumberman.
Mary L. Schmidt
OAK HILL -- Mrs. Mary Louise Spring Schmidt, 51,
of Oak Hill, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at CAMC General Division, Charleston,
following a short illness. She was born Oct. 6, 1947, in Baltimore, Md.,
a daughter of the late Luther Wilson Spring and Mary Catherine Griffin
Spring Lang. Her husband, John Ancil Schmidt, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Sara Catherine
Schmidt, a student at West Virginia University; three brothers, Denis Spring,
Robert Spring and Mark Spring, all of Morgantown; and one sister, Catherine
Waugh, Berkeley Springs.
Mrs. Schmidt was a WVU extension agent for Consumer
Sciences in Fayette and Nicholas counties.
She was an active member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic
Church, Oak Hill, WVU Faculty Senate, Fayette County Chairman WVU Parents
Club, Epsilom Sigma Phi, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences,
Extension Association of West Virginia and several quilt guilds.