Ernest E. Berry

    SHINNSTON -- Ernest Edwin "Ernie¨ Berry, 69, of Wyatt, died Friday, April 23, 1999, in Fairmont General Hospital following a brief illness. He was born March 21, 1930, in Wyatt, a son of the late John C. and Ora Griffin Berry. His wife, Shirley Ashcraft Berry, whom he married Sept. 5, 1959, survives.
    Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Tammy) Elza and Mrs. Duke (Debbie) Mayle, both of Wyatt; three grandchildren, Kellie Mayle, and Caitlin and Jacob Elza; one sister, Katheryn Moore, Bingamon; one sister-in-law, Lyda Berry, Bingamon; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by one brother, John C. Berry Jr. and one sister, Barbara McDougal.
    Mr. Berry was retired from Consolidation Coal Co., Whetstone Mine No. 20. He had been a miner for 35 years. He graduated from Mannington High School in 1946.
    He was a member of St. John's Lodge No. 24, A.F.&A.M., the Loyal Order of the Moose, No. 929, Shinnston, a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason, Wheeling Consistory and attended the Wyatt United Methodist Church.
    Friends were received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Toni Beecher officiating. Interment will follow in the IOOF Cemetery, Wyatt.

Glenneth B.

    GRANTSVILLE -- Glenneth Belle Carpenter, 77, of Glenville, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville. She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Daniel Monroe and Effie Ann Danley Miller.
Her husband, Clarence Carpenter, survives.
    Also surviving are one daughter, Lorraine Moss, Salem, Ohio; one sister, Jerry Thompson, Glenville; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sons, David Reaser and Nelson Gene Reaser.
    Mrs. Carpenter was a former employee of the Thompson Dry Cleaning Co. of Glenville.

Leanna Mayle

    PHILIPPI -- Leanna Mayle, 62, a resident of Baughman Towers, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday, April 23, 1999, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness. She was born July 6, 1936, in Philippi, a daughter of the late Isaac Sylvester and Lummy Mayle Mayle.
    Surviving are three daughters, Connie Mayle and Karon Upton, both of Philippi, and Dessie Mayle, Spelter; one son, Aundre Lopez Mayle, Concord, Calif.; six brothers, Alston Mayle, Canton, Ohio, Harwood Mayle, Edmond Mayle, Mickey Mayle, Cecil Mayle and Terry Mayle, all of Philippi; two sisters, Alma Kennedy, Philippi, and Clementa Rose Croston, Canton; 11 grandchildren, K.J. Newman, Austin Upton, Johnna Upton, Whittney Upton, D'Vonna Mayle, Shoshana Wilkinson, Briana Wilkinson, Marina Wilkinson, Matthew Mayle, Jennifer Mayle and Samantha Mayle. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Isaac Junior Mayle.
    Ms. Mayle was a homemaker and a member of the Olive Hill Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Virginia R.

    SHINNSTON -- Virginia R. McDonald, 84, of Chillicothe, Ohio, and a former Piketon, Ohio, resident, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at Berger Hospital, Circleville, Ohio. She was born Aug. 30, 1914, in Hepzibah, a daughter of the late Harry B. and Cora Dell Smith McDonald.
    Surviving are one sister, Muriel M. Rector, Chillicothe; one sister-in-law, Christine McDonald, Portsmouth, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy H. and Harry Jackson McDonald, three sisters, Helen R. Cooley, Iva "Mickey¨ Atha and Pearl Lorene "Renie¨ Greenfeder and one niece, Donna Yinger Rapp.
Ms. McDonald retired in 1981 from Goodyear Atomic Corp. in Piketon with 28 years of service. She was a WAC veteran of World War II.
    She was a member of Merritt Post No. 142, American Legion, Waverly, Ohio, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Piketon.
    Friends may call at Botkin Funeral Home, Waverly, from 4-8 p.m. today and at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harmer Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be held.

Martha L. Robinette

    MANNINGTON -- Martha Lee Crim Robinette, 71, of Idamay, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at her residence.
She was born March 8, 1928, in Worthington, a daughter of the late Harry and Alma Louise Minnear Crim.
Her husband, James H. Robinette, survives.
    Also surviving are two daughters, Brenda Cale and friend, Dempsey McHenry, Toledo, Ohio, and Valerie "Cookie¨ Cale, Idamay; two grandsons, Eric and wife, Rose Cale, Toledo, and Michael Cale and friend, Kim Biddle, both of Fairmont; one granddaughter, Amanda Cale, Idamay; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Cale; and one stepson, John Robinette.
    She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Reed Crim and Thomas Blaine Crim.
    Mrs. Robinette was a homemaker and Baptist. She enjoyed crocheting.

Leslie Shingleton

    HURRICANE -- Leslie "Buddy¨ Shingleton, 75, of Hurricane, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Putnam General Hospital after a long illness.
    Surviving are five sisters, Lucille Strother, St. Albans, Kathryn Chatham, Clarksburg, Virginia Moore, Ravenswood, Doris Boykin, Hurricane, and Sue Ann King, Boonsboro; two brothers, Wiley Shingleton and Joe Shingleton, both of Nitro.
    Mr. Shingleton retired from the federal government. He was Baptist and a member of Nitro Moose No. 565. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a 10-year resident of Hurricane.

Wilma L. Yeager

    Wilma L. Yeager, 68, formerly of Clarksburg, died at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 1999, in a local nursing home following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late James and Sylvia Randolph Pyles.
    Surviving are one son, Gary Yeager, Liberty Addition; two daughters, Cherie Leary, Plainsboro, N.J., and Deby Yambrick, Stealey; three grandchildren, Cory, Laholli and Lisa Yeager; three great-grandchildren, Shawn Bunnell, Billie Jo Bunnell and Noah Yeager; two brothers, Harry and Harvey Randolph, both of West Union; and one sister, Beverly Randolph, West Union.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Larry Randolph.
    Ms. Yeager was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Clarksburg. She was a retired nurse's aide at United Hospital Center and St. Mary's hospitals, with over 30 years of service.
    Friends may call at Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with cremation to follow.


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