Alfred J. Altieri
ELKINS -- Alfred Joseph "Nick¨ Altieri, 82, a
resident of 112 Woodland Drive, and more recently a patient at the Elkins
Regional Convalescent Center, died Sunday evening, April 25, 1999, at the
center. He had been in declining health.
He was born April 30, 1916, in Coalton, a son of the late Antonio and
Concetta Condella Altieri.
Surviving are one son, Ira Joseph "Joe¨ Altieri,
Buckhannon; one brother, Patsy L. Altieri and one sister, Mary Altieri,
both of Elkins. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Anthony
"Tim,¨ Julius John and Stephen Altieri and two sisters, Joan Perry
and Rose Wilmoth.
Mr. Altieri attended the Coalton Twelve-Year School.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II in the Philippines
and the Pacific. He was an employee of the West Virginia Department of
Highways, retiring in 1981.
Mr. Altieri was a member of the H.W. Daniel's Post
No. 29, American Legion, where he had served as past commander, the Tygarts
Valley Post No. 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Saint Brendan Catholic
Mary Ann Bennett
PENNSBORO -- Mary Ann Bennett, 52, of Pennsboro,
died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at her residence. She was born Dec. 1, 1946,
in Philippi, Barbour County, a daughter of the late Arthur B. and Mary
Cook Crissman. Her husband, Gregory O. Bennett, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Alexis Bennett
and one sister, Sue White, both of Pennsboro; and one cousin, Jean Turner,
Baltimore, Md. She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, John
Mrs. Bennett was a teacher, having served in Wetzel,
Wood and Ritchie counties. She was a graduate of Pennsboro High School
with the class of 1964, Glenville State College with the class of 1968,
and obtained her master's degree from West Virginia University.
She currently taught at Ritchie County Middle School,
where she was the track coach and was volleyball coach at Ritchie County
While at Glenville State College, Mrs. Bennett was
a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and worked at Women's Hall.
She was a member of the West Virginia Education
Association, the Trinity United Methodist Church and was a former member
of the Order of the Eastern Star of Pennsboro.
Randall L. Britton
ST. MARYS -- Randall L. Britton, 49, of St. Marys,
died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.
He was born Feb. 3, 1950, in Clarksburg, a son of Hester Cumberledge Britton,
St. Marys, and the late George W. Britton Jr. His wife, Pam Cox Britton,
Also surviving are one daughter, Randee Angel Britton
and one son, George Lee Britton, both at home; one brother and sister-in-law,
Michael and Lynn Britton, St. Marys; one aunt, Linda Dotson, Ravenna, Ohio;
several nieces and nephews, including Mikala Lynn Britton and a friend,
Clayton McBrayer, both of St. Marys.
Mr. Britton graduated from St. Marys High School
in 1968 and was a production superintendent for APCO Energy Inc., St. Marys.
Orpha G. Burnside
WESTON -- Orpha Grace Burnside, 88, of Route 1, Weston,
Mare Run, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 1999, in the Stonewall Jackson
Memorial Hospital, Weston, following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 25, 1910, in Lewis County, a daughter
of the late William Samuel Freeman and Stella Simons Freeman.
Her husband, John Lee Burnside, whom she married May 19, 1928, preceded
her in death on June 10, 1986.
Surviving are three sons, Wade Gene Burnside and
John Kent Burnside, both of Route 1, Weston, and James L. Burnside, Route
1, Jane Lew; one daughter, Sue Robinson, Weston; six grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded
in death by two brothers, Earl and Carl Freeman and one sister, Hazel Currey.
Mrs. Burnside was a homemaker and Methodist.
Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main
Ave., Weston, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held
at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Russell Furr officiating.
Interment will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetary at Valley Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 1750, Weston, WV 26452.
Janet L. Gifford
Janet L. McIntyre Gifford, 64, of 103 2nd Avenue,
Stonewood, died Monday, April 26, 1999, in United Hospital Center following
a brief illness. She was born May 4, 1934, in Brownton, a daughter of the
late Floyd Murphy and Clara Boggs Murphy. Her husband, Walter M. Gifford,
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jeffrey L.
(Barbara) Compton, Clarksburg, and Holly Bombardiere, Fairmont; two sons,
Jim McIntyre, Wolf Summit, and Jerry McIntyre, Clarksburg; one stepson,
Bruce A. Gifford, California; three stepdaughters, Patricia Tecash, Boardman,
Ohio, Sharon R. Gifford, Jacksonville, Fla., and Terry Cargill, Akron,
Ohio; one brother, Bob Murphy, Hubbard, Ohio; nine grandchildren and four
stepgrandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and four
Mrs. Gifford formerly attended the Barnes Memorial
Baptist Church, North View. She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral
Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Michael C. Hopkins
presiding. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown.
Nancy J. Green
CHARLES TOWN -- Nancy Jo Ware Green, 61, of Pembroke
Grove, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at her residence under the care of
Hospice of the Panhandle.
She was born Jan. 10, 1938, in Clarksburg, a daughter
of the late Howard M. Ware and Mary Dale Bailey Ware.
Her husband, Leslie Green, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Susan Brinkmeier
and husband, James, Winchester, Va., and Cheryl Green and husband, Roger,
Edgewood, Md.; two sons, Forman Bradley Napier, Fallbrook, Calif., and
Gary Green and wife, Amy, Mt. Airy, Md.; 11 grandchildren; one sister,
Loretta J. Hyman, Nutter Fort; and two brothers, Robert Ware, Salem, and
Howard Ware, Mt. Clare. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Geraldine
Mrs. Green retired from the Jefferson Memorial Hospital,
Ranson, as a licensed practical nurse, working in the Intensive Care Unit.
For 20 years, she worked at the Baltimore Regional Burn Center, Baltimore,
She was Methodist and a graduate of the Baltimore
City School of Practical Nursing, Baltimore. She was a member and past
president of the West Virginia Licensed Practical Nursing Association,
District 11 and served as the state education chairperson for the West
Virginia Licensed Practical Nursing Association, District 11.
She was a member of the Eastern Regional Burn Center
Flight Team and was awarded the West Virginia Licensed Practical Nurse
of the Year award for 1998.
Oscar C. Harris
CLEARFIELD, Pa. -- Oscar C. Harris, 61, formerly
of Clarksburg and most recently of Clearfield, died Sunday, April 25, 1999,
at Mt. Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield. He was born
July 11, 1937, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Basil Harris and Merel
Riffle Harris. His wife, Norma Wright Harris, preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Tom G. Harris, Clearfield;
one daughter, Tamra Shinkovich, DeLand, Fla.; three grandchildren, Dan
W. Harris, Don Lucas III and Ashlyn K. Harris; one brother, the Rev. Nelson
Harris, Summersville, and one sister, Halda Seese, Media, Ohio.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Imma
Jean Paugh and two brothers, James Harris and the Rev. Basil "Bill¨
Mr. Harris was retired from Kroger's in Bridgeport.
He attended the First Baptist Church, Clearfield, and the Faith Fellowship
Burl L. Lanham
Burl L. Lanham, 59, of Route 7, Mount Clare, died
suddenly Saturday, April 24, 1999, at his residence. He was born June 19,
1939, at Sycamore Creek, a son of the late Fred Leo and Marie M. Welch
Surviving are two sons, Michael Lanham and Matthew
Lanham, both of Poolesville, Md.; one daughter, Michelle Lanham, Berkeley
Springs; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Leo F. Lanham, Rock Cave, and
Andrew J. Lanham, Clarksburg; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Mary E.) Mills,
Damascus, Md.; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death
by one grandchild, Terri L. Lanham.
Mr. Lanham was owner and operator of Poolesville
Heating and Air Conditioning. He was active with the youth group and was
a former deacon at the Poolesville Baptist Church in Maryland. He also
performed missionary work in Haiti.
He was a member of the National Boilers Association,
past president of Izaak Walton League and a former member of the Mt. Clare
Volunteer Fire Department. He attended the World Revival Center in Summit
Park and the Way of Holiness in Buckhannon.
Friends may call Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike
St., from 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Sycamore Cemetery.
Jeremy L. Mayle
SALEM -- Jeremy Lynn Mayle, 23, of Salem, Long Run
community, died at 6:15 a.m. Friday, April 23, 1999, in Ruby Memorial Hospital,
Morgantown, following an extended illness. He was born July 22, 1974, in
Clarksburg, a son of Larry Mayle, Salem, and Mrs. Joseph (Edna) Harman,
Also surviving are one half brother, Brandon Lee
Mayle and one half sister, Vanessa Elaine Mayle, both at home; his maternal
grandmother, Gertha R. Monroe, Salem; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather,
Joseph H. Robinson and his paternal grandparents, Wallace C. and Genevieve
Mr. Mayle had attended Doddridge County High School
and was Protestant.
Betty L. Sandy
Betty Lou Jenkins Sandy, 73, of Horner Street, Lumberport,
died Monday, April 26, 1999, in United Hospital Center following an extended
She was born April 5, 1926, in Taylor County, Astor
community, a daughter of the late Herbert Jenkins and Hazel Jenkins McCutcheon.
Her husband, Walter O. Sandy, preceded her in death in November of 1987.
Surviving are her companion, Charles W. Griffith;
one daughter, Mrs. Carl "Eddie¨ (Sandra) Buckhannon Springer, Bridgeport;
one son, Walter William Buckhannon, Lumberport; four grandsons, Eddie and
Chucky Springer, both of Bridgeport, and Justin and Brandon Buckhannon,
North Carolina; one great-granddaughter; one stepdaughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Jim (Carol) Dukate, Doddridge County; two stepgrandsons; three brothers,
Paul Jenkins, Wolf Summit, William R. Jenkins, Wadestown, and Kenneth Jenkins,
Clarksburg; three sisters, Judy Ware, Clarksburg, Wilma Stout, Bridgeport,
and Shirley Simino, Fairmont; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her stepfather,
Charles McCutcheon, one daughter, Bernice Mae Buckhannon, two sisters and
Mrs. Sandy was a member of the Musicians Union and
was Methodist. She was an avid country musician and singer for 45 years,
having played in country bands at the Radio Ranch and Snider's Drive-In.
Friends may call at Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike
St., from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service
will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gail
Carson officiating. Interment will be in the Sardis Cemetery.
Lorraine Shaffer, 83, of Clarksburg, died Monday,
April 26, 1999. She was born June 26, 1915, in Mannington, a daughter of
the late Alonzo Toothman and Effie Myers Toothman. Her husband, Ralph Shaffer,
preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1988.
Surviving are one son, Michael Shaffer, Bridgeport;
one daughter, Annette Shaffer White, Redwood Shores, Calif.; three grandchildren,
Stephanie Marks, Bridgeport, Julia Bettencourt and Matthew Martino, both
in California; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Tyler Marks; and one
brother, Curtis Toothman, North Carolina.
Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Duff Street United
Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the YWCA and Auxiliary of
United Hospital Center. She had been an Avon representative for 40 years.
She was a homemaker and seamstress.
Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral
Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home
with the Rev. Dr. Charles R. Echols conducting the service. Interment will
be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.