Frances M. Aloi

    FARMINGTON -- Frances Manchin Aloi, 75, of Farmington, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Farmington, a daughter of the late Joseph Manchin Sr. and Kathleen Roscoe Manchin.
Surviving is her husband, Sam Aloi Sr.
    Also surviving are their children, Kay Frances and Bob Schmidt Jr., Fairmont, Sam Aloi Jr. and Georgia Aloi, Fairmont, Donna and Meline Serdich Jr., Farmington, Donnie and Diane Aloi, Farmington, Michael and Susan Aloi, Buckhannon; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; twin sister, Rose Manchin Levitsky, Farmington; two brothers, John Manchin Sr., Mary Manchin and A. James and Stella Manchin, all of Farmington; one sister-in-law, Ann Manchin, Bridgeport; 15 nieces and nephews; one aunt, Mary Roscoe, Monongah; and one uncle, Tony Jacobin, Idamay. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Manchin Jr.
    Mrs. Aloi was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Farmington. She was a member of the Farmington Woman's Society of St. Peter's Church.
    She was a graduate of Farmington High School and a homemaker.
 



Mary E. Austin

    WESTON -- Mary Ella Austin, 86, a resident of Sunrise of Salem, formerly of Walkersville and Criss Manor, Weston, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, April 23, 1999, at Sunrise following an extended illness. She was born at Big Run, Jan. 20, 1913, a daughter of the late James A. ''O.B.'' Wilson and Dora Weaver Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Austin, on Sept. 30, 1977.
    Surviving are one daughter, Ethel Shields, Walkersville; six grandchildren, Roy Skinner, Weston, Mrs. James (Bonnie) Katrincsak, Elyria, Ohio, Mrs. Roger (Ethel) Curtis, Weston, Mrs. Dana (Patty) Craig, Carolyn and Karen Shields, all of Walkersville; nine great-grandchildren, Leckta Poling, Amy Skinner, Delbert R. Skinner II, Jason Skinner, Julie Curtis, David Craig, Dodi Skinner, Brian Craig and Sean Katrincsak; and three great-great-grandchildren, Zachary Skinner, Haley and Austin Skinner.
    She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Eldora Messenger, two grandsons, Herbie Jahue Skinner and Delbert R. Skinner; one great-grandson, Herbie J. Skinner and three sisters, Thelma Carter, Lena Ison and Lucille Cayton.
    Mrs. Austin was a cook having worked at various restaurants. She was Methodist.
    Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. William Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the Long Point Cemetery at Walkersville.
 



Lillian A. Clevenger

    GLENVILLE -- Lillian A. McCullough Clevenger, 45, of Glenville, died at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Sunrise of Glenville Health Care, Glenville. She was born Aug. 13, 1999, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Leland and Mary Alice Morris McCullough.
    Surviving are one son, John Clevenger, stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Abilene, Texas; four brothers, Arthur McCullough, Elyria, Ohio, Russell S. McCullough, Sand Fork, John and Woodrow J. McCullough, both of Glenville; six sisters, Gladys Ellison, Alice Hamric and Mary Lou Dennison, all of Glenville, Leona VanHoose, Cedarville, and Nancy McCullough, Norristown, Pa.; one grandchild.
    Mrs. Austin was Protestant.
 



Peter A. Foppiano

    Peter ''Pete'' Anthony Foppiano, 90, of 308 Vermont Ave., Clarksburg, died Friday, April 23, 1999, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
    He was born in New York City, N.Y., Jan. 6, 1909, a son of the late Joseph Foppiano and Adelaide Scagnelli Foppiano.
His wife, Thelma Lucille Foppiano, preceded him in death on May 23, 1996.
    Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Mary Frances Foppiano, Clarksburg; and three grandchildren, Judie Foppiano, Jill Foppiano Williams and Jaclyn Foppiano. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marion Aliveto and Angeline Chenoweth and one brother, Joseph Foppiano.
    Mr. Foppiano was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksburg. He owned and operated the former A&F Produce Co.
    Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico as celebrant. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery. A Biblical Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1905.
 



Arthur E. Hansen

    PHILIPPI -- Arthur E. Hansen, 90, a resident of 212 Chestnut St., Philippi, formerly of Detroit, Mich., died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
    He was born May 13, 1908, in Sandusky, Ohio, a son of the late Christian and Wilhelminio Krumholtz Hansen.
He was twice married, first to the former Beatrice Pfeiffer, who preceded him in death, and later to the former Bonnie R. Daugherty Lynch, who survives.
    Also surviving are one son, David Hansen, Philippi; one stepson, Arthur Lee Lynch, Dumas, Texas; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Lois Cranes, one sister, Helen Jordan and two brothers, Albert and George Hansen.
    Mr. Hansen was a carpet installer having worked for Dayton Hudson Corp. in Minneapolis, Minn. He was a member of the Belington Church of Christ.
 



Cecil C. Lowther

    PENNSBORO -- Cecil C. Lowther, 70, of Route 2, St. Marys, French Creek community, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, in Marietta, Ohio.
    He was born Nov. 10, 1928, near Glendale, Ritchie County, a son of the late Okey M. and Georgia M. McFarland Lowther. Surviving is his wife, Emza M. Cunningham Lowther.
    Also surviving are two sons, Donzil E. Lowther, Scottsboro, Ala., and Jeffrey K. Lowther, St. Marys; one daughter, Amy Beth Lowther, St. Marys; and two sisters, Elda Mae Ross, Parkersburg, and Maxine McPherson, Washington. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Lowther.
    Mr. Lowther was retired from the Acme Fishing Co. of Parkersburg as shipping clerk with 38 years of service. He was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1947 and a member of the French Creek Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
 



Glen T. Tolliver

    BUCKHANNON -- Glen Thomas Tolliver, 73, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg. He was born Nov. 25, 1925, in Frenchton, a son of the late Homer Tolliver and Loveta Whetzel Tolliver.
His wife, Annabelle Gaunt Tolliver, whom he married Nov. 12, 1953, in Hagerstown, Md., survives.
    Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Stacey and Patricia Tolliver, French Creek, Stefan and Kim Tolliver, New Orleans, Louis.; one daughter,  Terecia and Arthur Alton, Weston; five grandchildren, Tiffany and Brooke Alton, Weston, Audrey Tolliver, New Orleans, Marshall and Matt Tolliver, French Creek; his mother-in-law, Audria Gaunt, Tennerton; one sister, Marie Nutter, Dunbar; one uncle, French Tolliver, Front Royal, Va.; one niece and nephew, Barbara Drake and Curtis Nutter; several close cousins. He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Jeremy Todd Weaver.
    Mr. Tolliver was United Methodist. He worked for B&O Railroad before becoming a master painter at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. He retired in 1987 from Wesleyan, though he continued to paint for several years.
    He was an avid gardener and supplied his family and friends with garden produce.
 



Rollen E. Watson

    Rollen E. ''Chaney'' Watson, 63, of Reynoldsville, died suddenly Thursday, April 22, 1999, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins. He was born in Reynoldsville, Oct. 2, 1935, a son of the late Herman E. and Audrey P. Bailey Watson.
    Surviving are three sons, Rick Watson and his wife, Jan, Salem, Rollen E. ''Chaney'' Watson II and his wife, Lisa, Shinnston, and Christopher L. Watson  and Lori, Reynoldsville; one daughter, Pam Nicholson and Bill Cavins, Salem; nine grandchildren, Rusty and Katrina Nicholson, Jeremy, Laurie, Christopher and Maranda Watson, Miriah Hardy, Lynsie and Meghan Watson; one brother, Robert M. Watson, Clarksburg; one sister, Betty Gould, Clarksburg; several nieces, nephews and special friends; and his fishing buddy, Frank Campbell. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Edith Zorick and one granddaughter, Jennifer Marie Watson.
    Mr. Watson was a retired painter with Local No. 804, International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades with 35 years of service.
    He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Shinnston American Legion Post No. 31 and the National Rifle Association. He was Baptist and an avid fisherman.
    Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St. in Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Marino officiating. Interment will be in the Coplin Cemetery.



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