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Gerald D. Barr

Gerald D. Barr, 65, of Anmoore, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 2, 1933, in Tucson, Ariz., a son of the late Robert Barr and Evelyn Dale Barr.
His wife, Nancy Scott Barr, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gerald Barr and Stephen Barr, both of Cleveland, Ohio; four daughters, Kathy Seeki, Mary Roush, Lisa Rein and Maureen Beno, all of Cleveland; one stepdaughter, Theresa Baker, Philadelphia, Pa.; two stepsons, Jeffrey Nichols, Plano, Texas, and Duncan Nichols, Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers, Larry Barr and Frank Barr, both of Tucson, Ariz., Robert Barr, San Ramon, Calif., Ted Barr, Compton, Calif.; 20 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister.
Mr. Barr was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Stonewood. He was a service manager for Pressley Ridge of Northern West Virginia before moving to Cleveland, where he was a residence manager. He also served in the Navy during the Korean War.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St. in Clarksburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Edward Sabo, T.O.R. as celebrant. His body will be cremated and the cremains interred in the West Virginia National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 



Paul G. Bishop

ARNOLDSBURG -- Paul G. Bishop, 82, of Sand Fork, Gilmer County, died Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 1999, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.
He was born in Rosedale, Braxton County, a son of the late Lewis and Ursala Dobbins Bishop.
His wife, Gathel King Bishop, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Arden Bishop, Warren, Ohio, and David Bishop, Sand Fork; three daughters, Ruth James, Sand Fork, Ermal Harris, Katy, Texas, and Mary Gumm, New Fairfield, Conn.; three brothers, Lester, Chester and Edward Bishop, all of Sutton; two sisters, Gae Lane, Spokane, Wash., and Hazel Brown, Wheeling; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Carl Bishop and Victor Bishop; and three sisters, Freda McDonald, Mary Ellen Bishop and Gertrude Bishop.
Mr. Bishop was a self-employed timberman and saw mill operator.
 


Donald H. Brown

WESTON -- Donald Hall Brown, 71, of 365 Mid Ave., died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 15, 1927, in Glenville, a son of the late Claudius Ray Brown and Rebecca Settle Brown.
Surviving are five sisters, Annetta Ruth Sims, Burldeane Stein, Aretta Grace McHenry and Edna Muriel Brown, all of Weston, and Marjorie Kathleen Foster, Buckhannon; one brother, Luther Wright, Akron, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Mr. Brown was retired from the Kent Machine Co. in Stow, Ohio. He was Protestant.
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave. in Weston. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ron George Jr. and the Rev. Ron C. Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
 


Mae E. Donaldson

WESTON -- Mae E. Donaldson, 87, of Route 2, Homewood community, died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon, following an extended illness.
She was born May 1, 1911, in Bear Run, a daughter of the late Martin L. Riffle and Adeline Skinner Riffle.
On July 18, 1934, she married Michael E. Donaldson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1959.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and JoAnn Donaldson, and William ''Tub'' and Mary Donaldson, all of Weston, and Leonard and Delane Donaldson, Cumberland, Md.; one daughter, Ruby Ables, Weston; one stepdaughter, Gracie Taylor, Roanoke; one stepson, Junior Donaldson, Oakwood, Ohio; 40 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Aubrey and Dana Donaldson; two stepsons, Martin and Francis Donaldson; two stepdaughters, Mae Ables and Delcie Garrett; two brothers, Otto and Ova Riffle; two sisters, Mary Donaldson and Vadie Heater; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Donaldson was a homemaker and attended the Broad Street United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave. in Weston. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clifford West, assisted by the Rev. Clyde Crites, officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
 



Michael W. George

ALMA -- Michael W. George, 60, of Shirley, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, in Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
He was born Oct. 6, 1938, in Parkersburg, a son of Vera George, with whom he resided, and the late Raymond J. George.
Also surviving are one sister, Jacqueline Wichman, and one nephew, Noah Wichman, both of Ithaca, N.Y.; one niece, Robin Wichman, Williamstown, Mass.; and one aunt, Annabelle Wolfe, Sarasota, Fla.
Mr. George was Protestant and publisher of the Shirley United Methodist Church newsletter.
 



Virgil H. Hamilton Sr.

GRAFTON -- Virgil H. Hamilton Sr., 96, of Route 1, Brownlow Park community, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Grafton City Hospital.
He was born March 16, 1902, in Barbour County, a son of the late Wade H. and Rachel Ridgeway Hamilton.
His wife, Lucille Wittman Hamilton, preceded him in death.
Surviving are five children, Virgil H. Hamilton Jr. and wife, June, Bridgeport, Kathryn Lambert and husband, Willie, Valley Falls, Grafton, Pauline Hamilton, at home, Barbara ''Bobbie Lou'' Davis and husband, Jim, Brownlow Park, Grafton, and Wesley Hamilton and wife, Carolyn, White Day Road, Grafton; nine grandchildren, Ralph Hamilton, Walter Hamilton, Mary Frederick, Joedy Lambert, Jerry Lambert, Tammy Henderson, Dee Dee Felton, Jamie Waters and Jay Davis; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Virgie Miller and Lizzie Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton was a retired machinist with the B&O Railroad with over 40 years of service. He was a member of the Railroad Machinist Union and was Protestant.



 

Lennie M. Smith

SALEM -- Lennie M. Smith, 83, of Wilsonburg, formerly of Route 23, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at the home of a grandson, Gary Smith, Long Run, following a brief illness.
She was born March 11, 1915, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Filmore and Hattie Smith Hutson.
Her husband, Armour ''Pete'' Smith, preceded her in death on April 8, 1998.
Surviving are one son, Donald L. Smith, Route 2; one daughter, Mrs. Sam (Betty) Oliverio, Wilsonburg, with whom she made her home since June of 1998; one brother, Ellas Hutson, Sedalia; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, James Edison Smith; one infant granddaughter; two brothers, Dean Hutson and Lee Hutson; and two sisters, Bretta Hutson and Calina Hutson.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Salem Church of God and was a homemaker.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mildred Bleyer conducting the service. Interment will be in the Center Point Christian Cemetery.
 



Emma K. Sommerville

WESTON -- Emma Kathryn Sommerville, 81, of 124 First St., died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Carl F. Westfall and Mary Norman Westfall.
Her first husband, Claude Jamison and her second husband, Tracy Sommerville, both preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Deloris) Garton, Jane Lew; one stepson, H.C. Sommerville, Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sommerville was retired from the Weston City Hospital. She was a member of the Miles Chapel United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Martin Wine officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.



 

Mary L. Squeo

Mary L. Squeo, 82, of 524 Ohio Ave., Clarksburg, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 25, 1916, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Lorenzo Squeo and Josephine Agriesti Squeo.
Surviving are three cousins, John Post, Lucy Lanum and Edith Cooper, all of Clarksburg; one niece, Barbara S. Ray, Goshen, Ind.; and one grandniece, Dannette Ray, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard Squeo and Fred Squeo; and one sister, Rose Smoots, Elkhart, Ind.
Mrs. Squeo was a member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksburg. She was a homemaker.
Catholic graveside rites will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Cemetery, Clarksburg, with Father Cesidio J. Federico as the celebrant. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Bartolo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



 
Madelyn V. Queen

BRIDGEPORT -- Madelyn Valeria Queen, 87, of 317 Monticello Ave., Clarksburg, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 31, 1911, in Frenchton, a daughter of the late Alva and Nevada Snyder Smith.
Her husband, Ernest Kenneth Queen, with whom she celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 3, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, James Lee and wife, Gale Queen, Bossier City, La., and Randy E. and wife, Karole Queen, Morgantown; one daughter and her husband, Mrs. James M. (Karen Sue) Carvelli, Stonewood; one nephew whom she raised, David C. Powers; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by three brothers, Wilson Burton Smith, Arley Emerson Smith and William Hartzel Smith; and five sisters, Retta Vance, Osa Tinney, Opal Smith, Nell Greathouse and Edna Mearns.
Mrs. Queen was a member of the St. Marks Lutheran Church.
Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from noon-9 p.m. Tuesday. The  funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. James Caton officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
 


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