Obituaries for July 30, 1999
Peggy E. Fajeriak
Peggy Evelyn Fajeriak, 78, of Route 5, Clarksburg, formerly of North View,
died Thursday, July 29, 1999, in Morgantown, following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Plummer
B. Goff and Detha C. Bragg Goff.
She was married to Lt. William Harold Williams, who preceded her in
death, and later to Robert Joseph Fajeriak, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Peggy Lee Berry and husband Arnold
W. "Bill" Berry, Clarksburg; two sisters, Susan B. Wells, Clarksburg, and
Geraldine Dodd, Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren, Cindy and husband
Gary Farnsworth, Peggy Jo Berry and Michael J. Berry; one niece, three
nephews and several cousins.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Plummer B. Goff Jr.
She had been an employee of Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. for many years. She
graduated from Victory High School with the class of 1940 and was Baptist.
Randy L. Garrett
FAIRMONT -- Randy Lee Garrett, 34, of Worthington, died on Wednesday, July
28, 1999, at Fairmont General Hospital.
He was born Nov. 25, 1964, in Baltimore, Md., the only child of Richard
and Rosalie Nagy Garrett, Worthington.
Also surviving are his fiancee, Gloria McCoy, Worthington; seven aunts
and uncles, Margaret Karnafel, Cleveland, Ohio, John Nagy, South Gate,
Mich., Virginia Quinn and Kathleen Fedio, both of Worthington, Shirley
Williams, West Farmington, Ohio, Jimmy Garrett, Four States, and Bobby
Garrett, Canton, Ohio; and several cousins, Mark Karnafel, St. Louis, Mo.,
Victoria Korkoz, Cleveland, Nora Huienzenza, Las Vegas, Nev., and Jimmy
Garrett, Chris Garrett and Donnie Quinn, all of Worthington.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ambrose and
Elizabeth Nagy; his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Edna Garrett; two
uncles, George Nagy and Charles Garrett; and one aunt, Helen Garrett.
Mr. Garrett was the assistant manager of the Handi Mart, Inc., a family-owned
grocery store, restaurant and lounge in Worthington.
He was a 1982 graduate of North Marion High School and had attended
both West Virginia University and Fairmont State College.
Mr. Garrett was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 294 of Fairmont, the
National Federation of the Blind, and the Stonewall Jackson Coin Club.
Among his many interests were music, coins, computers and cars. He
attended the St. Peter the Fisherman Roman Catholic Church and Calvary
James P. Greene
PHILIPPI -- James Paul Greene, 91, of Philippi, formerly of Huntington,
died at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in Broaddus Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 2, 1908, in Matewan, a son of the late James M. and
Georgia Frazier Greene.
His wife, the former Alberta Strader, whom he married on May 29, 1943,
Also surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Skip
Inskip, Atlanta, Ga.; two nephews, one being Pastor Fred and Shirley Holbrook,
Dayton, Ohio; one niece.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Faye Holbrook; one brother,
Thomas L. Greene; one niece.
Mr. Greene had retired as a payroll clerk from Clinchfield Coal Co.
He was a member of the Bigelow Lodge No. 52, A.F. & A.M., a member
of the Tygarts Valley Chapter No. 39 R.A.M., a member of the Philippi Kiwanis
Club, and a member of the Nestorville United Methodist Church.
He was a former volunteer at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration
Medical Center in Clarksburg.
Bernice E. Nestor
PHILIPPI -- Bernice E. Nestor, 73, of Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care,
Philippi, died at 11:46 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in the hospital.
She was born Aug. 11, 1925, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late
Ottis and Mamie L. Freeman Nestor.
Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Hubert B. and Mae Nestor,
Moatsville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ellen M. and Willis Moats,
Moatsville, Dollie E. and Raymond Vincent, Fairmont, and Treva B. Tenney,
Philippi; one sister-in-law, Lucinda Nestor, Morgantown; 23 nieces and
nephews, 37 great-nieces and nephews, and 24 great-great- nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Delbert F. Nestor Sr.;
two sisters, Lena Green and Linda M. Resch; and two brothers-in-law, Irven
D. Tenney Jr. and William Green.
Miss Nestor was employed for nine years at Westinghouse Electric in
Fairmont. She was a member of the Free Gospel Church in Moatsville.
Charles D. Newbrough
FAIRMONT -- Charles "Dave" David Newbrough, 71, of Fairmont, died Thursday,
July 29, 1999, at his residence.
He was born June 21, 1928, in Clarksburg, a son of Mary L. Heath Newbrough,
Clarksburg, and the late Roy R. Newbrough.
His wife of 48 years, Doris D. Richison Newbrough, whom he married
on Jan. 9, 1951, survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sheri Newbrough,
Buckhannon; one daughter, Becky Newbrough Smith, Fairmont; three sisters,
Mary Jane Hearn, Shinnston, Sue Young, Tampa, Fla., and June Woods, Oxnard,
Calif.; and four grandchildren, Courtney Smith and Mark Smith, both of
Fairmont, and Marshal Newbrough and Layla Newbrough, both of Buckhannon.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Michael D. Newbrough.
Mr. Newbrough retired on June 1, 1984, from the National Mine Service
as a service representative, servicing several mines in the tri-county
He graduated from Victory High School in Clarksburg in 1946, and was
a graduate of the St. Louis Mechanical School.
Mr. Newbrough was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army
in post World War II occupied Japan. He was a member of the Baptist Temple.
William S. Smead
SHINNSTON -- William Steffens Smead, 73, of Bethlehem Community, Shinnston,
formerly of New Jersey, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at United Hospital
Center, Clarksburg, following a sudden illness.
He was born Nov. 1, 1925, in the Bronx, N.Y., a son of the late William
S. and Amy Zulch Smead.
His wife of 42 years, Joan F. Brinky Smead, whom he married on Dec.
8, 1956, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Steven Smead, Connecticut, and Keith Smead,
Barnegat, N.J.; three daughters, Mrs. William (Hope) Mannino, Cedar Run,
N.J., Mrs. John (Faith) Trevaskiss, Manahawkin, N.J., and Mrs. John (Charity)
Werling, Dublin, Ohio; one brother, Edmund Smead, Alexandria, Va.; one
sister, Amy Sherman, New York; 12 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Kevin Smead.
Mr. Smead was a truck driver for Hecht Brothers Trucking Co. in Toms
River, N.J., having retired with 34 years of service.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. He
Friends will be received at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from
5-9 p.m. today. A service of remembrance will be held at 8 p.m. today with
the Rev. Austin Burrough officiating.
Claribel M. Smith
PHILIPPI -- Claribel "Clara" M. Smith, 74, of Akron, Ohio, died Wednesday,
July 28, 1999, in Akron.
She was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Philippi, a daughter of the late Opha
and Lalah Murphy.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Jodi) Johnston, Akron, and Mrs.
Arletta Sinsel, Philippi; one son, Austin Ray Upton Jr., Grafton; one brother,
Jack Murphy, Philippi; four grandchildren, Tiffany Sinsel, Erik Sinsel,
Jessica Johnston and Jennifer Johnston; and one aunt, Mary Halman.
Mrs. Smith was a retired secretary from the Springfield Board of Education.
FLATWOODS -- Helen Stewart, 72, of Heaters, Braxton County, died Thursday,
July 29, 1999, in the Charleston Area Medical Center-General Division,
Charleston, following a brief illness.
She was born May 13, 1927, in Bee Hill, a daughter of the late Odus
and Ocie Skinner Lively.
Her husband, Robert "Whitie" Stewart, preceded her in death on Jun
Surviving are one son, Charles "Chuck" Smith, Heaters; two sisters,
Betty Steele, Kent, Ohio, and Mary Neal, Lost Creek; two brothers, Charlie
Lively, Heaters, and Robert Lively, Cross Lanes; and one grandson, Mike
Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Berry Fork United Methodist Church,
a member of the Heaters Community Service Club, and a member of the Heaters
Replacement Postmaster with 10 years of service.
Theodore J. Tassos
Theodore J. "Ted" Tassos, 68, of 226 Church St., Clarksburg, died Wednesday,
July 28, 1999, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
He was born Feb. 16, 1931, in Delta, Utah, a son of the late Ted and
Leah Christenson Tassos.
His wife, Peggy Schertzinger Tassos, whom he married on Sept. 6, 1952,
Also surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Theodore P. and
Donna Tassos and Chris and Inday Tassos, all of Clarksburg, and Mike and
Missy Tassos, Meadowbrook; two daughters, Gloria Tassos, Clarksburg, and
Mrs. Chuck (Beth Anne) Chaddock, Huntington; and seven grandchildren, Amy
Tassos, Steven Tassos, David Tassos, Gregory Tassos, Jennifer Tassos, Ashley
Chaddock and Christopher Chaddock.
Mr. Tassos was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,
a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 482, both of Clarksburg.
He had retired from the CNG Transmission Corporation with 37 years
of service. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main
St., Clarksburg, from 2-9 p.m. today. A biblical prayer service will be
held at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church with the Rev. Father Peter A. Giannamore as celebrant. Interment
will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Lillie M. West
Lillie M. West, 99, of Morgan Manor, Morgantown, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday,
July 28, 1999, at her residence.
She was born May 25, 1900, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late
Worthy and Berta Jett Ward.
Her husband, Kenna West, preceded her in death in 1959.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jean West Ryan, Salem; seven grandchildren,
several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Paul E. West and William
H. West; one daughter, Maxine West Watson; one grandson, Ken West; and
one brother, Deward Ward.
Mrs. West was a member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church, a member of
the Good Hope Chapter No. 109, Order of Eastern Star, a member of the American
Association of Retired Persons, and a member of the Golden Age Club of
Clarksburg. She was a homemaker.
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. Sunday. A funeral service will
be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. David L. Hulme conducting the service.
Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery, formerly West Milford
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