Obituaries for Wednesday, July 28, 1999

E. Louise Barker

E. Louise Barker, 90, of Route 3, Clarksburg, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 13, 1908, in Tunnelton, a daughter of the late Andrew and Ada Cobun Ridenour.
On Oct. 8, 1932, she married Bert W. Barker, who preceded her in death on March 10, 1979.
Surviving are two daughters, Beverly L. Rinker, Bridgeport, and Karen Carnes, Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Simpson, Bristol, Pamela Shaw, Lexington, Ky., Timothy W. Rinker, Bridgeport and John Carnes, Clarksburg; three great-granddaughters, Kathryn Shaw, Mallory Rinker and Sarah Carnes.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert E. Ridenour ; and one infant daughter, Florence Jean Barker.
Mrs. Barker was a member of the Hepzibah Baptist Church, Queen Esther Chapter No. 11, Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Women of the Moose, Harrison County Senior Citizens Center, and the YWCA. She was a homemaker.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Buchanan

BUCKHANNON -- Dorothy Buchanan, 87, of Buckhannon Board and Care, Buckhannon, died at 12:25 p.m., Monday, July 26, 1999, in the center.
She was born July 13, 1912, in French Creek, a daughter of the late Perry Loudin and Jane Phillips Loudin Howes.
On Sept. 17, 1932, she married Willis Buchanan, who preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1995.
Surviving are one daughter, Billie Harris, Aliquippa, Pa.; three granddaughters, Susan Harris, Aliquippa, Angela Caplinger, Monaca, Pa., and Amy Harris, Las Vegas, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Derek Caplinger and Danielle Caplinger, both of Monaca.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Rex, Arthur and Brent Loudin; one sister, Maisie Hodges; and one grandson, Randy Harris.
Mrs. Buchanan was a homemaker. She was a member of Laurel Fork United Methodist Church, Buckhannon Pythian Sisters Temple and the Extension Homemakers Club.

Mabel S. Davis

Mabel Sylvia Davis, 97, of Heartland, Clarksburg, formerly of Worley Avenue, Clarksburg, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in Heartland.
She was born Feb. 9, 1902, in Marshville, a daughter of the late Earl and Rosella Lanham Robinson.
Her husband, Audie O. Davis, whom she married in 1942, preceded her in death in 1962.
Surviving are five grandchildren, Mrs. Burton (Patty) Martin, Richard Nuzum, Edgar P. McDougal II, Mrs. Judith Siders and Mrs. James (Cassandra) Duncan; 16 great-grandchildren; and one niece, Mrs. Herbert (Beth Ann) Carlen.
She was also preceded in death by two stepdaughters, Catherine McDougal and Virginia Nuzum; three sisters, Lorraine Lenardson, Velva Vine and Mary Lynn Robinson; one brother, Wade H. Robinson; and one grandson, James Nuzum.
Mrs. Davis was a member of the Broad Oaks United Methodist Church and the Harrison County Senior Citizens. She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. W. Brent Sturm, O.S.L. and the Rev. K. Almond conducting the service. Interment will be in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

C. Daniel Ditta

BRIDGEPORT -- C. Daniel Ditta, 81, of 217 Foley St., Bridgeport, formerly of Monessen, Pa., died Monday, July 26, 1999.
He was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Monessen, a son of Calogera Pusateri Ditta and Peter Ditta.
His wife of 52 years, Margaret Marsden Ditta, preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1991.
Surviving are one son, Peter W. Ditta, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. James (Karen) Cava, Clarksburg, Mrs. Frank (Anita) Castiglia, Orlando, Fla., and Miss Antoinette Ditta, Monessen; six grandsons, Peter D. Ditta, James J. Cava, David V. Cava, Daniel A. Cava, Vincent J. Cava and Samuel J. Cava; four granddaughters, Shannon Barber, Sybil Ditta, Mary Margaret Cava and Carrie Ann Cava; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. F.S. (Mary) Lemley, Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. John (Antoinette) Sawich, Monessen.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, Vincent, James and Louis Ditta; and one sister, Mrs. Cosimo (Harriet) Todaro.
Mr. Ditta was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 131 and American Legion Post 28. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, the Legion of Mary, and the Holy Name Society.
He was active in the United Steelworkers of America Union helping to organize Local 1229 in which he held various offices. He worked in the Blooming Mill of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel for 43 years.
Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home in Bridgeport from 6-9 p.m. Thursday and at the Rhome Funeral Home in Monessen from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Monessen. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Burnside Funeral Home.

Angela K. Gallo

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Angela Kay Gallo, 74, of Grants Pass, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at Three Rivers Community Hospital's Dimmick campus, Grants Pass.
She was born March 4, 1925, in Clarksburg.
On May 11, 1990, she married Richard N. Gallo in Ontario, Calif., who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard Darner, Grants Pass, and Pat Darner, Yreka, Calif.; one daughter, Vickie Postil, Riverside, Calif.; two brothers, Guy and Johnny Buffey, both of Clarksburg; 10 sisters, Gladys Cianncio, New York, Bee Nutter, Mary Hall, Becky Sprout, Patricia Toothman, Joanne Leason, Muggy Watson, Unnie Moran, Nancy Hartman and Uggie Williams, all of Clarksburg; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Gallo was a Jehovah's Witness. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family.

Anna M. Gorrell

RAVENSWOOD -- Anna Margaret Gorrell, 72, of Ravenswood, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 9, 1926, in Franklin, a daughter of the late Samuel E. and Lillian Lough Simmons.
Her husband, John E. Gorrell, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Betty Leonard, Ravenswood; two sons, Bill Sheaffer, Parkersburg, and John A. Gorrell, Ravenswood; two brothers, Glen A. Simmons, Baltimore, Md., and Wallace E. Simmons, Clarksburg; seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Gorrell was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and attended Franklin High School.

Lovie M. Henry

WESTON -- Lovie Mildred Henry, 92, of North River Avenue, Weston, died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.
She was born March 10, 1907, in Vadis, a daughter of the late Clarence W. Butcher and Josephine B. Short Butcher.
On Sept. 21, 1933, she married Ronald B. "Sonny" Henry, who preceded her in death on April 29, 1987.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary Henry, Jerry and Ruth Ann Henry, Ronald and Alice Henry, all of Weston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Gordon Hall, Wheeling, and Mary Jo and Zane Perkey, Weston; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Henry was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clark Chapel United Methodist Church, a member of the Theresa Snaith Auxiliary of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, and a lifetime member of the Deanville Homemakers Club.
Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. David Krum officiating. Interment will follow in the Ward Cemetery on Hammer Straight.

George O. Jackson

BUCKHANNON-- George O. Jackson, 82, of Route 4, Buckhannon, died at 1:02 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.
He was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Minter Jason and Mary Virginia Booth Jackson.
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ann Andreae, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three sons, George E. Jackson, Green Cove Springs, Fla., Jack R. Jackson, Yeaddiss, Ky., and Thomas J. Jackson, Mauertown, Va.; one sister, Woody Montgomery, Murrells Inlet, S.C.; one brother, Warren Jackson, Buckhannon; and one grandson, Richard J. Andreae, Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Jackson was a railroader.
He was a member of the Lake Lodge, A.F.&A.M., in Crescent City, Fla.

Minnie P. Fitzpatrick-Rollins

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Minnie Pearl Fitzpatrick-Rollins, 84, of Wisteria Mansion, Massachusetts Avenue, Washington D.C., died Thursday, July 8, 1999, following a brief illness.
She was born in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Henry and Pearl McWilliams Fitzpatrick.
She was twice married and preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Strait, in 1955, and her second husband, Jack Rollins, in 1971.
Surviving are four nieces, Sandra Patterson, Alice Kimble, Elaine Coole and Joan Freeman; two nephews, Bill Nixon and Hank Fitzpatrick; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Fitzpatrick.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Hank, John and Benjamin Fitzpatrick, and one sister, Lena Fitzpatrick Nixon.
Mrs. Rollins previously was a realtor in the D.C. area for many years and she managed the Wisteria Mansion Apartments for 27 years where she made her home.
She loved music and entertaining friends at her Washington, D.C. home.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. July 14 in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C., with the Rev. J. Gunkel presiding.

Nancy J. Walden
Nancy J. Walden, 98, of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Clarksburg, died Monday, July 26, 1999, in Culpeper Health Center, Culpeper, Va.
She was born Dec. 3, 1900, in Remington, Va.
Surviving are one daughter, Margaret Helmick, Mine Run, Va.; one son, James Walden, Zephyrhills, Fla.; one brother, Vernon James; two sisters, Mary Alice James and Eleanor Jean Fryer; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Opal Walton

BUCKHANNON -- Opal Walton, 81, of Kanawha Head, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Huston G. and Cora L. Woods Strader.
In 1948, she married Hary Hartsel Walton, who preceded her in death in 1996.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Arveda) Marple, Hackers Creek; one son, Rickey R. Walton, Kanawha Head; one stepdaughter, Norma L. Singleton, Yucca Valley, Calif.; three grandsons, Luke R. and his wife, Crystal Marple, Hodgesville, Hughston R. Marple, Hackers Creek, and Houston H. Walton, Kanawha Head; and one granddaughter, Tiffany Walton, Kanawha Head.
She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Rebecca Marple.
Mrs. Walton was a homemaker.

Gary L. Snider

PHILIPPI -- Gary Lynn Snider, 56, a resident of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Philippi, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, July 26, 1999, at Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, Va.
He was born April 17, 1943, in Philippi, a son of the late Olen Henry and Ruby C. Jones Snider.
He married the former D. Paulette Cox, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Donna Lynn and Rick Pryor, Centreville; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary Paul and Jodie Snider, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Wilma Delauder, Valley Bend, and Arlene Delauder, Morgantown; two brothers, Dick and wife Nancy Snider, Belington, and Bob and wife Marsha Snider, Flemington; three grandchildren, David Snider, Jason Snider and Sydney Paige Pryor; his extended family, Madoline Holbert, Harold and Melanie Cox, Mac and Nancy MacDonald, and Philip and Terry Kines, and several special nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Olen Henry Snider Jr.
Mr. Snider was employed by United Parcel Service as a letter carrier.

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