Robert C. Anderson

    WEST UNION -- Robert C. ''Tip'' Anderson, 87, of Shirley, Tyler County, died at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 24, 1911, in Elk Lick, Doddridge County, a son of the late Robert G. and Ollie M. Swiger Anderson. His wife, Lexie G. Gaines Anderson, whom he married March 2, 1932, survives.
    Also surviving are two daughters, Violet Lancaster, Colliers, and Olive Anderson, Ashley; three sons, Robert E. Anderson, West Union, Leslie C. Anderson and Charles E. Anderson, both of Shirley; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
    He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by one son, Lewis Ray Anderson, one daughter, Esther Marie Vandruff, three brothers, Milton Anderson, Marshall Anderson and John Anderson, four sisters, Beulah Swiger, Ida Murphy, Gurtie Parker and Ethel Cain and one granddaughter, Debbie Pratt.
    Mr. Anderson had retired in 1978 with over 50 years of service as a well tender and supervisor with the Dilmur Oil Co. of Pennsylvania, formerly the Murphy Oil Co.
    He was a former member of the Shirley Grange, and an avid hunter. He was Protestant.
 



Nettie A. Byrd

    SHINNSTON -- Nettie Ann Byrd, 82, of Lumberport, formerly of the Haywood community, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, following an extended illness at the residence of a daughter with whom she resided. She was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Cascade, Preston County, a daughter of the late Torb and Sarah L. Shaffer Eavenson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Owen Byrd, on Aug. 17, 1993.
    Surviving are two daughters, Irene Bonnell, Lumberport, and Ellen Stout, at whose home she died, Lumberport; two sons, Blaine Byrd, Sedalia, and Leonard Byrd, Wheeling; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren; and one half brother, Chester Shaffer, Morgantown. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.
    Mrs. Byrd attended the former Haywood United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Haywood Homemakers Club for over 30 years.
    Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Austin Burrough officiating. Interment will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
 



Clarence E. Hunter

    PARKERSBURG -- Clarence E. Hunter, 83, of Liberty Street, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 1999. He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Earl Hunter and Bernice Montgomery. His wife of 61 years, Margaret E. Hunter, survives.
    Also surviving are three children, Gloria Ann Kennedy, Salem, Ore., James Foster Hunter, California, and Carol Sue Tokai, Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Mr. Hunter moved to Clarksburg in the early 1930s and worked at the Grand Theater for 22 years in various capacities, including chief projectionist, stage manager and emcee.
    He was also employed in the Los Angeles area from 1952 through 1970 at Hughes Aircraft-Ground Systems Division, North American Aircraft-Autonetics Division, Altec-Lansing, and other manufacturing concerns.
    He worked in television and radio broadcasting at WBLK, WTAP, and WMOA locally, as well as KCOY and the San Diego Community College District in California. He was a holder of a first class FCC radiotelephone operator's license and a California teaching credential in telecommunications and associated technologies.
    Mr. Hunter was well known for maintaining and repairing pipe organs, a trade followed since the late 1930s. At one time he worked with 33 area churches and four pipe organs at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He had been a resident of Parkersburg since 1981.
 



Harry E. Huster

    FAIRMONT -- Harry E. Huster, 77, of P.O. Box 6, Colfax, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, of leukemia in the Western Penn Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born July 20, 1921, in  Johnstown, Pa., a son of the late Harry E. Huster Sr. and Edith McDaniel Huster. His wife, Lysbeth McCullough Huster, survives.
    Also surviving are two sons, Barry Jon Huster, Clearwater, Fla., and Jack and Sue Knight Brandimarte, Bridgeport; one daughter, Lynda Huster and husband, Dr. Patrick Cavanaugh, Longmont, Colo.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Jean Shaffer.
    Mr. Huster had been display director of both Jones and Hartley's department stores. He later became the buyer for Jones Men's Department in the downtown and Middletown Mall stores.
    Before his retirement in 1986, he had been employed for 12 years as the executive vice president and artist in residence at the Drulane Manufacturing Co. in Fairmont.
    He served two terms on the Marion County Senior Citizen Board of Directors and was currently serving as a member of the board of directors of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, West Virginia Chapter.
    Mr. Huster had been a former member of the B.P.O.E. No. 294, Fairmont Moose No. 9, and the American Legion Post No. 17. He enjoyed swimming and walking, was an avid motorcyclist, loved camping in visiting campgrounds across the United States, and was an artist and  creative woodworker.
    He was in the U.S. Air Force during World War II with the 8th Air Force in London, England. He flew 25 bombing missions over Germany. He was a graduate of Ferndale High School and the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown campus.
 



Charles W. Moneypenny

    Charles W. Moneypenny, 75, of 641 West Pike St., Clarksburg, died at 9 a.m. Monday, April 19, 1999, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born in Clarksburg, a son of the late Clay and Mary Simmons Moneypenny. His first wife, Margaret Moneypenny, preceded him in death in 1951.
    Surviving are his companion of many years, Claydean Coontz, and one daughter, Carol Moneypenny, both of Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews.
    He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by one brother, Harold Moneypenny and one sister, Blanch Bragg.
    Mr. Moneypenny was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a life member of Clarksburg Post No. 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was Protestant.
    He was a retired employee of Cramer's Iron and Steel Co. in Parkersburg.
    A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens with Elder Fred Johnson conducting the service. The V.F.W. Post No. 573 and American Legion Post No. 13 Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites.
 



Mary B. Moneypenny

    Mary Belle Moneypenny, 69, of Capitol Avenue, Clarksburg, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in United Hospital Center.
She was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Earl and Opal McMasters Mills. Her husband, Harry Moneypenny, preceded her in death in October of 1981.
    Surviving are two sons, Kenneth W. Moneypenny, Woodbridge, Va., and Dennis P. Moneypenny and wife, Dena, West Palm Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Christina Moneypenny, Los  Angeles, Calif., and Tiffany Marie, Sean William, Mary Katherine and Jessica Page Moneypenny, all of West Palm Beach; one brother, Earl B. Mills, Akron, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Emma Jean Green.
    Mrs. Moneypenny was an active member and past auxiliary commander of DAV Chapter 13, a past president and district president of Lucinda Rose Auxiliary No. 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a past third district president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 13, a past senior regent of WOTMA Chapter 409, a past president of Ladies Auxiliary Clarksburg Aerie No. 2353, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
    She was also a member of the Merit of the Purple Heart and volunteered thousands of hours at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, where she was a member of the VAVS Committee.
    Friends may call at Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park.
 



Roy M. Nixon

    NUTTER FORT -- Roy M. Nixon, 85, of Harrod, Ohio, formerly of Franklin, Ind. and Shinnston, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, in Bluffton, Ohio. He was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Shinnston, a son of the late George Jefferson and Pearl Bartlett Nixon. His wife, Lena Fitzpatrick Nixon, whom he married Dec. 31, 1938, preceded him in death on June 30, 1993.
    Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William Roy and Donna Nixon, Franklin, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Alice) Kimble, Franklin, N.C.; two brothers, George J. Nixon Jr., Lynchburg, and John R. Nixon, Wapakoneta, Ohio; one sister, Beatrice Nixon Kerr, Lima, Ohio; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Nixon and two sisters, Mary Lee Gerard and Ruth Wolverton.
    Mr. Nixon retired from the Weights and Measures Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and had been a farmer. He was a 50-year member of St. John's Lodge No. 24, A.F.&A.M. of Shinnston.
    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bayliff Funeral Home, Cridersville, Ohio. His cremains will be interred in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Activities Fund for Richland Manor Nursing Home, 7400 Swaney Road, Bluffton, Ohio, 45817.
 



Deloss D. Rapplee

    GRAFTON -- Deloss Darvin Rapplee, 62, of Jessup, Md., died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at North Arundel Hospital, Glen Burnie, Md. He was born Sept. 8, 1937, in Howesville, a son of the late Orson and Argyl Pyles Rapplee. His wife, Doris Murphy Rapplee, survives.
    Also surviving are one son, Darvin Rapplee; one daughter, Denise Easley; two grandchildren, Benjamin Shannon and Dustin Rapplee; four sisters, Dorothy Sisler, Sara Dillon, Becky Wagner and Linda Calvert; and two brothers, Alfred Rapplee and Harry Rapplee.
    Mr. Rapplee was a truck driver for Active Transport Co. of Baltimore, Md. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
 



Mary L. Risenhoover

    NEW CUMBERLAND -- Mary Louise ''Deasie'' Risenhoover, 73, of New Cumberland, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Weirton Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 14, 1925, in West Union, a daughter of the late Brance and Myrle S. McCullough. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bradie Doak and by her second husband, William F. Risenhoover.
    Surviving are one son, Gary L. Doak, New Cumberland; one daughter, Phyllis L. Doak, Medford Lakes, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Hester Thompson and Alice Hartman, and one stepson, William Risenhoover Jr., all of Oklahoma; three grandsons and six stepgrandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one brother, William McCullough, one sister, Dorthea Webber and one grandson, Ben Doak.
    Mrs. Risenhoover was a homemaker and Methodist.
 



Edda J. Sapp

    GRAFTON -- Edda Jean Sapp, 71, of Route 1, Parkview community, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg. She was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Grafton, a daughter of the late Gervis P. ''Gubbie'' and Wanda L. Losh King. Her husband, James R. Sapp J.R., preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1994.
    Surviving are one son, Donald G. Sapp Sr. and wife, Vickie, one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Shelby J.) Watkins, and one adopted daughter, Mrs. David (Shirley A.) Duryea, all of Grafton; eight grandchildren, Donald G. Sapp Jr., Christa Sapp, Brenda Mikolon, Margaret Ellen Duryea, Nicholas R. Duryea, and Paula A. Perks, all of Grafton, James Paul Watkins, Wahiawa, Hawaii, and David John Duryea,  Coconut Creek, Fla.; 14 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one brother, George Arthur King.
    Mrs. Sapp was a homemaker and Catholic. She was a member of the Grafton Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary 3081.
    Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 2-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Bluemont Cemetery, Grafton.
 



Eugene E. Stout

    GLENVILLE -- Eugene E. ''Abe'' Stout, of Glenville, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, following an extended illness.
He was born May 21, 1915, in Gilmer County, a son of the late James H. and Susan Snyder  Stout. His wife, Mary E. Moyers, whom he married Feb. 5, 1944, preceded him in death on April 16, 1980.
    Surviving are three daughters, Linda K. Tomes, Jane Lew, Nancy L. Frashure and Tammy J. White, both of Glenville; one son, James ''Jim'' Stout, Glenville; one sister, Isabelle Hark, California; seven grandchildren.
    Mr. Stout retired from the Glenville State College maintenance department. He was a former truck driver and a former coal miner. He was a member of Kanawha Dr. Independent Church and was an avid antique car shower and enthusiast.
    Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville.
 



Barbara Williams
    SHINNSTON -- Barbara Williams, 62, of Shinnston, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Lumberport, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Pauline Swiger Williams.
    Surviving are one daughter, Beth Ann Fridley, Charleston; one son, Kenneth Carder, Shepherdsville, Ky.; one sister, Shirley Ann Gabbert, Clarksburg; three brothers, Thomas C. ''Jack'' Williams, Jordan, Minn., James Howard Williams and Joseph Williams, both of Lumberport; and five grandchildren, Erin, Mandy and Jamie Carder, and Stephen and Kevin Martin.
    Mrs. Williams attended the Tenmile Baptist Church and was a retired cook. There will be no visitation. Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston is in charge of arrangements.
 

Betty I. Williamson

    Betty Irene Williamson, 89, of Ridge Road, Hill'N Dale, Clarksburg, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in United Hospital Center following an extended illness. She was born Jan. 26, 1910, in Belfrey, Ky., a daughter of the late Philip and Ida Thompson Trout. Her husband, Alva J. Williamson, whom she married Feb. 16, 1929, preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1989.
    Surviving are three grandchildren, Thomas, Edward and Mary Jane Williamson, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; one nephew, William Philip Hearn, Huntington; two daughters-in-law, Elizabeth Williamson and Ronni Williamson, both of Jacksonville; and one brother-in-law, William Hearn, Huntington. She was also preceded in death by one son, Dr. James Alan Williamson and one sister.
    Mrs. Williamson was a retired secretary with GMAC in Charleston. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
    Friends may call at Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., from 3-8 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. William G. Kniceley officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Va.



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