Obituaries for Friday, July 9, 1999

Virginia A. Barnard

Virginia Anne Barnard, 71, of Illinois Avenue, Nutter Fort, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born April 7, 1928, in Sutton, a daughter of the late Roy C. and Lena Adaline Bennett Miller. Her husband, Chesley "Chet" Barnard, whom she married July 29, 1950, survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Judith Anne Barnard, White Oak, and Celeste Lynne Perri, Weston; one son Chesley "Barney" Barnard Jr., Abingdon, Va.; six grandchildren, Joshua, Luke, and Adam Barnard, and Rebecca, Meredith, and Heath Frazier; and three brothers, Don Bell, Clarksburg, Harold Miller, Woodbridge, Va., and Hale Miller, Windham, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Carl, Golden, Bob, and Calvin Miller. Mrs. Barnard was formerly employed in the clerical department with Eagle Convex Glass Company. She was a member and former Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church in Nutter Fort. Mrs. Barnard was a homemaker. A service of remembrance will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Nutter Fort with the Rev. Greg Blevins officiating. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Pauline M. Conrad

FLATWOODS -- Pauline M. Conrad, 71, of Orlando, Braxton County, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness. She was born March 26, 1928, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Emmett and Retha Vankirk Conrad. Her husband, Henry G. Conrad, whom she married on Oct. 29, 1946, survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Patty S. Bragg, Orlando; one sister, Beulah Ford, New Middletown, Ohio; four brothers, Lloyd Junior Conrad, Gassaway, Bill Conrad, Aurora, Lane Conrad, Martinez, Ga., and Johnny Conrad, Orlando; three granddaughters, Sheila Butler, Grafton, and Wanda Bender and Danielle Bragg, both of Orlando; and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Eugene Conrad. Mrs. Conrad was a former employee of the Weston State Hospital.

Jane P. Cox

BUCKHANNON -- Jane Paulette Cox, 48, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born July 17, 1950, in Buckhannon, a daughter of Paul and Ella Neal Mackey. Her husband, Jim Cox, preceded her in death. Also surviving are one daughter, Crystal Cochran, Bridgeport; one sister, Patty Light, Greenwood, S.C.; and one sister-in-law, Nellie Stevens, Fairmont. Mrs. Cox was a member of the North Buckhannon United Methodist Church. She was a secretary at the Buckhannon-Upshur Intermediate School.

Ruth V. Duncan

MANNINGTON -- Ruth Velma Duncan, 84, of Hundred, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at her residence. She was born Oct. 5, 1914, in Smithfield, the daughter of the late Luther and Essie A. Price Ice. Her husband, Paul Bennett Duncan, preceded her in death on May 15, 1985. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Dottie Duncan, Hundred, with whom she made her home, and Jerry Lee and Sue Duncan, Mannington; six grandchildren, Linda Duncan, Sandra Duncan, David Duncan, Larry Duncan, Sheryl Duncan, and Joseph Duncan; and one great-grandson, Paul Brice Duncan. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Bessie Lucille Duncan. Mrs. Duncan was a homemaker. She enjoyed music, playing the piano, and quilting. Mrs. Duncan was a graduate of Smithfield High School. She was Methodist. Reynald F. Gervais Reynald Ferdinand Gervais, 74, of 169 Grant St., Clarksburg, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital following an extended illness. He was born June 27, 1925, in Granby, Canada, a son of the late William and Elodia Parent Gervais. Surviving are two sons, Michael Gervais, Quiet Dell, and Tony Gervais, Provo, Utah; one daughter, Rita Grant, Salem, Conn.; three sisters, Rejeanne Dupere, Fayetteville, N.C., Doris Scepanski, Jewett City, Conn., and Constance Smith, Bonita Springs, Fla.; five brothers, Marcel Gervais, Port St. Lucie, Fla., Donald Gervais, Central Village, Conn., Germain Gervais, Moosup, Conn., Claude Gervais, Montreal PQ, Canada, and Gilbert Gervais, New London, Conn.; and 10 grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Rejean Gervais and Roland Gervais; and two sisters, Marielle Beausoleil and Yvette Tourangeau. Mr. Gervais was Catholic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Gervais was a member of the Meuse Argonne Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 573. Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. Catholic burial rites will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico presiding. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Robert J. Hood

NUTTER FORT -- Robert John Hood, 62, of Station C, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 1999, at his residence following a brief illness. He was born Jan. 11, 1937, in Nutter Fort, a son of Audra M. Sandy Hood, Station C, and the late Harry E. Hood. Also surviving are one son, Robert F. Hood, Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Junior (Gretchen) Duty, Gallaway, Ohio, and Mrs. Glenn (Donna Jo) Hall, Lakeville, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, Clem E. and Judy Hood, Clarksburg; two sisters, Gloria S. Cross, Station C, and Kathy Gregory, Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hood attended the House of the Lord Jesus Christ, East Main Street, Clarksburg. He was a retired roofer and a veteran of the U.S. Army with the Paratroopers. Friends will be received at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Nutter Fort Chapel, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park.

Stella C. Slamick

FAIRMONT -- Stella C. Slamick, 80, of Fairmont, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at the Heritage Nursing Home, Bridgeport. She was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Valley Head, Randolph County, a daughter of the late Charles Carter and Olive Rose Beal Wood. Her husband, Joseph T. Slamick, preceded her in death in 1989. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Howard Mitchell, Clarksburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Joseph and Joan Slamick, Bridgeport, and James Edward and Lynne Slamick, Charleston; three brothers, John Wood, Cleveland, Ohio, and Paul Wood and Dale Wood, both of Fairmont; two sisters, Mrs. Winnie Ward, Buckhannon, and Mrs. Birdie Workman, Fairmont; two grandsons, Joseph and Jeremy Slamick; six granddaughters, Paula Slamick-Foy, Mary Slamick-Hall, Victoria Kesner, Peggy Fornash, Nancy Mitchell and Sara Slamick; and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Robert J. Mitchell; one brother, Howard; and four sisters, Leta, Georgia, Alta and Lena. Mrs. Slamick was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Joan of Arc, No. 341, Fairmont, a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, and a former member of the St. Francis Cabrini Guild.

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