Obituaries for July 26, 1999

Geneva H. Baker

Geneva H. Baker, 93, of 326 Tyler Ave., Clarksburg, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 1999, in the Clarksburg Continuous Care following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 30, 1905, in Grassy Meadows, Greenbrier County, a daughter of the late I.C. and Effie Maye Hamrick.
Her husband, Fay F. Baker, preceded her in death on June 1, 1970.
Surviving are one son, G. Robert Baker, Lighthouse Point, Fla.; one brother, George Hamrick, Grassy Meadows; two sisters, Maye H. Rohrbough, Buckhannon, and Ada LaFon, Severn, Md.; three granddaughters, Tain Schlesman, Cathy Hartley, and Susan Rocchio; a special friend, Mary Helen Pernell; and many additional grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Judith Fay, in infancy, and Jo Anne Winn; five brothers, Jimmy, Cecil, John, Frank and Okey Hamrick; and one sister, Ruby Rogers.
Mrs. Baker taught school in Greenbrier County.
She was a former employee of Chamberlaine and Flowers Insurance Co., and the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Clarksburg.
Mrs. Baker was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, a life member of Lucinda Rose Auxiliary to Post 573, and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 13.
Mrs. Baker spent endless hours in all veteran affairs and did volunteer work at Veterans Hospital.
Friends will be received at the McGlumphy Funeral Home/Chapel from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
Doyle L. Haney
PHILIPPI Doyle Loyde Haney, 88, of Buckhannon Road, Philippi, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 25, 1911, in Mill Creek, a son of the late Ulysses Grant and Maggie Luella McClain Haney.
His wife, the former Ruth Corder, whom he married on Sept. 5, 1936, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Dr. Ronald Loyde Haney; one daughter and son-in-law, Janey Haney and John R. Kortas; one grandson, Robert J. Kortas; and one brother, Delbert U. Haney.
He was also preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
Mr. Haney retired to his farm to raise black Angus cattle after years of working as secretary and treasurer for the Philippi Oil Company. He was a partner with his two brothers in an automobile dealership, the West Virginia Mining Supply in Clarksburg, and a branch manager of the Pure Oil Company in Morgantown.
He was a member of the International Accounting Society, a member of the Bigelow Lodge No. 52 AF & AM, and a member of the Crim Memorial United Methodist Church.
Mr. Haney was a past High Priest of the Royal Arch of Masons.
He was a graduate of the University of Hard Knocks.
Mr. Haney was a poet.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, from 6:30-8 p.m. today and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stephen Engle and the Rev. James Burdette officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Bigelow Lodge No. 52 AF & AM. In honor of Mr. Haney's request, the casket will remain closed.

Eva P. Powell

CAIRO Eva Pearl "Babe" Powell, 74, of Route 1, Petroleum, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.
She was the daughter of the late William Pearl and Martha Ellen Boston DeVaughn.
Her husband of 55 years, Cecil Franklin Powell, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Sandy Powell Lewis, Dallas, Texas; and two sons, Doc Powell, Cairo, and Dave Powell, Petroleum.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, William, Ralph and Bernard DeVaughn; and one sister, Olive Smith.
Mrs. Powell had been employed at the Cairo Garment Factory.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Harrisville Auxiliary No. 3554, a member of the Cairo Volunteer Fire Department, where she served as treasurer/secretary for 20 years, and was a 12-year member of the Ritchie Republican Executive Committee.
Mrs. Powell attended the Goose Creek Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, from 4-8 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dean Ash officiating. Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Cairo.

Bradford D. Reed

ALMA Bradford D. "Bub" Reed, 74, of Shirley, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at his residence.
He was a son of the late Everett Guy and Laura Bunting Reed.
His wife, Sarah Williams Reed, survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Steven B. and Ramie Reed, Lake Floyd; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and David Cunningham, Middlebourne; one brother, Richard L. Reed, Pennsboro; three sisters, Phyllis Wright, Shirley, Jean Lemasters and Glenda Lou Williamson, Canton, Ohio; and one granddaughter, Cassie Cunningham, Middlebourne.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Dale, Wayne, Rexall and Jack Reed; and one sister, Marie Doll.
Mr. Reed retired from the U.S. Army and Corning in Paden City.
Friends will be received at the Furbee Funeral Home, Alma, from 7-9 p.m. today. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Shirley Cemetery in Shirley with the Rev. Earl Fletcher officiating.

Margaret F. Reed

Margaret Ferrell Reed, 56, of Middleville Road, Bridgeport, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 25, 1942, in Las Vegas, Nev., a daughter of Mary Shreves Ferrell and the late Robert L. Ferrell.
Her husband, David Bruce Reed, whom she married on Aug. 24, 1996, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Charles David Williams, Grafton; two daughters, Mary Palmer, Clarksburg, and Judith Ann Williams, Charleston; six grandchildren, Brannon Alexander Williams, Joseph Benjamin Palmer and Andy Palmer, all of Clarksburg, Jennifer Lynn Byrd, Kassie and Kelsie Williams, all of Charleston; two brothers, Richard Ferrell, Lost Creek, and Ralph Ferrell, Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Reed was formerly a member of React, a C.B. club, and a member of the All Saints Catholic Church.
Friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, from 5-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Perry Cain officiating. Interment will follow in the Middleville Cemetery.

James E. Short Sr.

FAIRMONT James E. Short Sr., 78, of Watson community, Fairmont, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Camden-on-Gauley, a son of the late Elzie Short and Nettie Holbrook Short Postlethwaith.
His wife of 50 years, Virginia Kisner Short, whom he married on Dec. 6, 1948, survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Deborah Short II; one daughter and son-in-law, Judith R. and Samuel Neff, Moorefield; two grandchildren, Jason Regester and Amy Regester, Moorefield; four sisters, Lovis Heal, Verlie Rose, Wanda Steblein and Wilda Schultz, all of Lockport, N.Y.; one brother, Arlen Short, Lockport; and one niece and husband, Karen and Barry Broeckel, St. Cloud, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him, William Pleasant and Sarah Elizabeth Vance Holbrook; one sister, Freda Woods; one son-in-law, Larry Regester; and one grandson, Jonathan VanGilder.
Mr. Short was a sheet metal worker. He retired from Chapman Corporation in Washington, Pa. He had worked many different sheet metal jobs in the state, including S.M. Kisner in Fairmont.
He was a 1939 graduate of Cowen High School and attended Fairmont Business College.
Mr. Short enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in July 1942, and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was discharged in February 1946 as a Master Technical Sergeant.
He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union, a life member of the Marion County Marine Corp. League Det. 638, and was an active member of the Central Christian Church where he served as a deacon.
Mr. Short enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and growing flowers.
Friends will be received at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Central Christian Church, Big Tree Drive, Fairmont. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Jeff Gill officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Flag folding rites will be conducted by the local veterans organizations.


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