Obituaries for Friday, July 16, 1999

Gladys R. Barrett Alkire

JANE LEW -- Gladys R. Barrett Alkire, 85, of Holmen, Wis., died Monday, July 12, 1999.
She was born Feb. 18, 1914, in Braxton County.
She was twice married, first to Lee Alkire, who preceded her in death in 1992, and later to Delmar Bowyer, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Wilma) Brown, LaCrosse, Wis.; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Michelle Alkire, San Jose, Calif.; two grandchildren, Stephanie Malay, Holmen, Wis., and Dr. Steven (Carol) Brown, Tuscola, Ill.; three grandchildren, Whitnie, Spenser and Nathanael.
She had resided in Holmen with her husband Delmar for the last 2 1/2 years. They were active members of Bethany Evangelic Free Church and active in other civic activities. She, along with her first husband, owned and operated a General Store in Brunsville for several years.
Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. William Hoover assisted by Rev. Carus Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Ella M. Hudkins

NUTTER FORT -- Ella Mae (Pug) Hudkins, 86, of Oakmound Drive, Clarksburg, died at 7:28 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Meadowview Manor following an extended illness.
She was born May 25, 1913, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late David C. and Georgianna Smith Swick.
Her husband, Wesley P. Hudkins, preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1967.
Surviving are one son, R. M. (Mickey) Swick, Grafton; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Louise Banquart, Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. David (Libby) Short, Stonewood; one nephew, Paul Wolfe, Lost Creek; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Hudkins was a member of the Center Branch Baptist Church.
She was a former employee of the Mountaineer Laundry with 16 years of service.
Friends will be received at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Nutter Chapel, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Hevener conducting the service.
Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery near Philippi.

Irene M. Thompson Lawlis

Irene May Thompson Lawlis, 88, of Whiteway Road, Baltimore, Md., died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, in Baltimore.
She was born July 11, 1911, in Weston, a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Bertha M. Courtney Thompson.
Her husband, Thomas E. Lawlis, preceded her in death on May 26, 1960.
Surviving are one daughter, Kathryn A. Evans, Baltimore; one grandson, Zaghary E. Evans; and three sisters, Opal Bartlett, Florida, Helen Holliday and Esta Johnson, both of Clarksburg.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Cunningham and Hazel Plaugher; and two brothers, Claude and Gene Thompson.
Mrs. Lawlis was a member of the Church of God in Edgemere, Md.
Friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

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