Effie D. Deulley

    GLENVILLE -- Effie Dobbins Deulley, 93, of Gilmer County, died at 9:08 p.m. Friday, April 23, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton  Hospital, Grantsville, following an extended illness. She was born May 2, 1905, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Worthy and Martha Dobbins. She married Leeman Deulley, who preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1998.
    Surviving are one son, Rolland Carr, North Carolina; one brother, Oren Dobbins, Ohio; one sister, Annie Stump, Gassaway; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, two brothers, three sisters, one grandson and one great-great-grandchild.
    Mrs. Deulley was a homemaker and Baptist.
    Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with the Rev. Kenneth Fisher officiating. Interment will follow in the Piper Fork Cemetery.
 



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 one daughter, Judith A. Foppiano; 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. today 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.
 



Carol J. Groves

    Carol Jean Groves, 70, of 1306 Van Buren St., Clarksburg, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 1999, at her residence.
She was born in Enterprise, June 10, 1928, a daughter of the late Jennings Mitchell Burton and Carol O. Wharton Burton.
Her husband, Glen W. Groves, whom she married July 29, 1948, preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1980.
    Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Carol Ann) Norris, Clarksburg; two granddaughters, Tiffani Carol Norris and Kari Glennette Norris; one great-granddaughter, Emily Carol Murphy; two nieces, Alecia Ann Sirk and Kenna Jean Sirk; and a special friend, Brooks Burner Sr. She was also preceded in death by an infant brother and a sister, Patsy Ann Sirk.
    Mrs. Groves was a Methodist and a 1946 graduate of the former Roosevelt-Wilson High School.
She was retired as executive secretary for the superintendent of Harrison County Schools and the Harrison County Board of Education.
    Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St. in Clarksburg from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday at the funeral home with  the Rev. Edsil Bragg presiding. Interment will be in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.
 



Arthur E. Gore

    BRIDGEPORT -- Arthur E.  Gore, 52, of 106 Sistersville Pike, West Union, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg. He was born Nov. 7, 1946, in  Orlando, Fla., a son of the late Clifton Leon Gore and Evelyn May Shiflet Gore.
    Surviving are one son and his wife, Tim M. and Helen Gore, West Union; one grandson, T.J. Gore, West Union; one brother and his wife, James Donald and Betty Jane Gore, Sardis; one sister, Delores Gibson, Clarksburg; and a special companion, Debbie Baker, East Orange, N.J. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Rebecca Gore and one brother, Jeff Leon Gore.
    Mr. Gore graduated from Victory High School in 1965 and received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Salem College. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served two tours in the U.S. Army. He was a road construction worker on the dynamite crew, having participated in the construction of Interstate 79 from Gassaway to Charleston. He was also an independent truck driver.
    He was a Christian, having prayed for those in need. He was a member of the On-line group which dedicated a website in his memory. Friends are welcome to visit the website at http:<fn115>//<fn7>www.Scott.Net<fn115>/<fn7>~Acid Rain<fn115>/<fn7>Swords.HTML.
    A memorial service will be conducted at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center Chapel in Clarksburg at a time and date to be announced this week. The Rev. Dick Cottrill will preside. Interment will be held at Gaskins Cemetery in West Union at the convenience of the family. Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements.
 



Bernice L. Kontak

    Bernice Lenore Kontak, 79, of 12 Hillcrest Lane, Bridgeport, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, April 23, 1999, at United Hospital Center. She was born in Coalton, June 28, 1919, a daughter of the late William Smrek and Anna Marshalek Smrek.
Her husband, Stanley S. Kontak, whom she married June 12, 1954, preceded her in death on May 8, 1989.
    Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen S. and Gail Kontak, Albuquerque, N.M., and James W. and Cindy Kontak, Bridgeport; one granddaughter, Danielle Louise Kontak; one grandson, David Stanley Kontak; one sister, Mrs. Mary Shack, Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews.
    She was also preceded in death by one brother, Stanley Smrek and five sisters, Helen Kopson, Anna Smrek, Julia Velegol, Sophia Kurucz and Stella Kurucz.
    Mrs. Kontak was a graduate of Philippi High School and held a bachelor of arts and master  of arts degrees from West Virginia University.
    She taught at Osage Jr. High School and University High School in Morgantown and at St. Mary's Elementary and Jr. High School in Clarksburg.
    Mrs. Kontak had been a member of the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she had been president of the Parish Council and the Holy Rosary Society. After the closing of Holy  Trinity Church she became a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and more recently became a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
She was a member and past regent of Clarksburg Court No. 334, Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She also belonged to AARP and Harrison County Senior Citizens.
    Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. On Monday, friends will be received in All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Father Harry Cramer as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
    Members of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas will hold rosary devotions in All Saints Church at 4 p.m. Monday and a vigil service will be conducted in the church at 8:30 p.m. Monday.
 



Agnes M. Leffler

    BUCKHANNON -- Agnes M. Leffler, 95, of Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at the nursing home. She was born July 18, 1903, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late David C. Smith and Fidella Liggett Smith.
Her husband, Isaac Manuel Leffler, whom she married in 1924, preceded her in death in 1972.
    Surviving are four cousins, Russell and Henry Smith, both of Buckhannon, Orla Smith, Sewickley, Pa., and Erma Casto, Ellenboro. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Georgia Radabaugh and one brother, William Smith.
    Mrs. Leffler was owner of Leffler's Restaurant and attended Dove Street United Methodist Church in Clarksburg.
    Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc. in Buckhannon. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery.
 



Agnes L. Rogers

    PENNSBORO -- Agnes Lucille Rogers, 79, of Ellenboro, died Friday, April 23, 1999, in Parkersburg.
She was born Jan. 22, 1920, near Pennsboro in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Henry C. and Amanda Bode Schulte.
Her first husband, George Jones, and her second husband, James Preston Rogers, both preceded her in death.
    Surviving are three daughters, Lillian Kay Thornton, Dover, Del., Patricia A. Zinn, Pennsboro, and Virginia R. Terry, Little Hocking, Ohio; three sons, James P. Rogers Jr., Tucson, Ariz., Samuel C. Rogers, Harrisville, and Dewey W. Jones, Yawkey; two brothers, Floyd Schulte, Ellenboro, and Joseph Schulte, Tucson; one sister, Rebecca Nielsen, Barstow, Calif.; and 14 grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jo Clair Babb and two sisters, Mary Schulte and Lucille Jones.
    Mrs. Rogers retired from the former Colin-Anderson Center of St. Marys, where she worked as a nurse's aide. She was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1939 and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Ellenboro.
    The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harrisville Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Perine officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Ellenboro. Friends may call at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, after 5 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Monday at the Harrisville Baptist Church.
    In lieu of other remembrances, donations may be made to the Gambro Health Care, Renal Dialysis, 1009 Pike St., Marietta, OH, 45750.



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