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.
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
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)
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
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,
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
She was born March 4, 1925, in Clarksburg.
On May 11, 1990, she married Richard N. Gallo in Ontario, Calif., who
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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,
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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