Obituaries for July 31, 1999

Marjorie C. Bartlett

WELLSBURG -- Marjorie Carol Haggerty Bartlett, 59, of Follansbee, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, in the Weirton Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Paul F. Haggerty and Eva V. Haggerty Greynolds.
Her husband, John L. Bartlett, whom she married on Nov. 25, 1957, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Judith Ann Sloat, Weirton; one son, John L. Bartlett II, Hopedale, Ohio; one sister, Martha A. Mitchell, Clarksburg; one half-brother, Ronald Haggerty, Weirton; one stepbrother, John H. Greynolds, Glen Burnie, Md.; two stepsisters, Juanita Herron, Suds Run, and Betty Jane Surprenant, Corpus Christi, Texas; and eight grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha Lynn Bartlett; one brother, Paul Wayne Haggerty; her stepfather, Hoy (Bill) Greynolds; one half-brother, Harry Haggerty; and her stepmother, Madelyn Haggerty.

John W. Carr Jr.

BUCKHANNON -- John W. Carr Jr., 83, of Route 5, Hall Road, Buckhannon, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, in the St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born March 1, 1916, in Lewis County, the son of the late John W. Carr Sr. and Olive Gawthrop Carr Oldaker.
His wife, Helen Virginia Dean Carr, preceded him in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Betty May Ladson, Springfield, Tenn.; two sons, John W. Carr III, Tallmansville, and Gary L. Carr, Belington; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Carr was a farmer.

Inez M. Cunningham

JANE LEW -- Inez Marie Cunningham, 62, of Lost Creek, died at 8:11 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999, in the United Hospital Center.
She was born Nov. 7, 1936, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Woodrow W. and Floda Perkins Hitt.
Her husband, Harvey Walas Cunningham, whom she married on Nov. 17, 1981, survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Joseph Suttle, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Larry Suttle, Suffolk, Va., and Donald Suttle, Virginia Beach, Va.; three stepchildren, Harlan Cunningham, Mineral Wells, Texas, Darlene Dilago, Cabol, Texas, and Roger Dale Cunningham, Rogers, Ark.; five sisters, Mildred Cutright, Massillon, Ohio, Ruth Davis, Newark, Ohio, Thelma Neal, French Creek, Linda Smith, Weston, and Pauline Kennedy, Burton; six brothers, Carl Hitt, Manassas, Va., Bruce Hitt, Seffner, Fla., Steve Hitt and David Hitt, both of Lost Creek, Robert Hitt, Weston, and Woodrow Wilson Hitt; several grandchildren, one of whom is Rebecca Dawn Suttle, Suffolk, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roscoe Wilson Hitt and Dana Hitt; one sister, Glenda Jean Neal; two daughters, Sarah Jane Suttle and Sylvia Jean Suttle; and two sons, Richard Lee Suttle and Garry Lee Suttle.
Mrs. Cunningham was a Protestant.
She worked as a nurse's aid.
Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ronald Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery.

James H. Hurst

PENNSBORO -- James Howard Hurst, 76, of Route 2, Pennsboro, died July 29, 1999, in the St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.
He was born March 19, 1921, in Mole Hill, a son of the late Cecil and Mildred Hickman Hurst.
Surviving are five sons, Ronald G. Hurst and Richard D. Hurst, both of Pennsboro, James L. Hurst and David C. Hurst, both of Parkersburg, and Donald W. Hurst, Charleston; three daughters, Ruth Ann Nichols, Rogers, Ohio; Linda Griffin, Youngstown, Ohio, and Kathy Winn, Elkins; one grandson, Michael A. Richards, Greenwood; three brothers, Calvin D. Hurst, Leavittsburg, Ohio, Harold J. Hurst, Warren, Ohio, and Richard A. Hurst, Parkersburg; six sisters, Janice L. Hurst, with whom he resided; Carol S. Wells, Gladys A. Jackson, all of Pennsboro, Virginia K. Gilchrist, Girard, Ohio, Mary Edith Swartzfager, Oil City, Pa., and Karen E. Hernandez, Niles, Ohio; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Hurst retired as a self-employed truck driver and a heavy equipment operator.
He was a veteran of World War, II having served with the 634th Special Service Platoon.
Mr. Hurst attended the Pike Church of Christ.
After his retirement, he enjoyed gardening and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Earl F. Keener

GRAFTON -- Earl F. "Shotgun" Keener, 86, of Route 1, Brownlow Park Community, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 3, 1912, in Grafton, a son of the late Robert and Alice Keener.
His wife of 60 years, Elizabeth G. "Libby" Lucas Keener, preceded him in death on May 13, 1998.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles R. and Karen J. Keener, Grafton, and Terring L. and Margaret Ann Keener, Mt. Airy, Md.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Bryan R. and Martha Jo Keener, King George, Va., Charles L. and Brandy Keener, Belle Vernon, Pa., Terri Ann and Michael Rego and Eric Todd Keener, all of Mt. Airy, and John Patrick and Renee Keener, Walkersville, Md.; two sisters, Neva Gay Kressly, Bethlehem, Pa., and Leona Stansberry, Zanesville, Ohio; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Keener had retired from the B&O Railroad Company with 30 years of service where he worked as a conductor.
He was the former club manager at the Tygart Lake Country Club in Knottsville.
Mr. Keener was one of the founders of the Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball Leagues of Taylor County.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grafton and a 55-year member of the B.P.O.E. Grafton Lodge No. 308.

Rosalie E. Loretta

Rosalie E. Loretta, 77, of 2310 Gould Ave., Clarksburg, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999, in the Clarksburg Continuous Care Center.
She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Manuel and Pauline Cross Duarte.
Her husband, Anthony "Babe" Loretta, preceded her in death in 1969.
Surviving are one son, Richard Laurie, New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Deborah Quickle and Kimberly Moneypenny, both of Clarksburg; one brother, John R. Duarte, Clarksburg; one sister, Barbara Duarte Stewart, Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Brian Batcheller, Melissa Lewis, Adam Post, Vanessa Loffler and Toni Rose Moneypenny; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Marguerite Duarte.
Mrs. Loretta was a member of the St. James Catholic Church.
She had worked as a Harrison County election poll clerk and had been active in civic organizations.
Mrs. Loretta was employed at the Adamston Flat Glass Company, the City of Shinnston, retired from Chesterfield Energy, and later worked in the office of Magistrate Trupo.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-9 p.m. Sunday. Catholic Burial Rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Father Robert A. Perriello presiding. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Central West Virginia Chapter, Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 4543, Star City, WV 26504-4543.

Teresa M. Spatafore

Teresa M. Mazza Spatafore, 93, of Edgewood Addition, Clarksburg, died Friday, July 30, 1999.
She was born Aug. 4, 1905, in Gassaway.
Her husband, Joe F. Spatafore, preceded her in death in 1984.
Surviving are three children, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one sister and two brothers.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary L. Sweet

PENNSBORO -- Mary Lou Sweet, 65, of Harrisville, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 20, 1933, in Washburn, a daughter of the late Harley W. and Hazel Ruth Jones Hardbarger.
Her husband, Benjamin Sweet, survives.
Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Mary Bunner, Millwood, Ohio, and David Leroy and Debbie Sweet, Willow Springs, Ohio; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Richard Fox, Apex, N.C.; two brothers, Denton Vincent, Harrisville, and Ralph Hardbarger, Auburn; four sisters, Betty Prunty and Patsy Hodge, Washburn, Emogene Stansberry, Burnt House, and Glenda Tanzey, Harrisville; two brothers-in-law, Richard and Samuel Sweet; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Hardbarger.
Mrs. Sweet was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Harrisville Post 3554, and an active member of the First Apostolic Church in Harrisville.

Louis J. Woods, D.D.S.

SHINNSTON -- Dr. Louis John "Lou Wojcihovski" Woods, D.D.S., 85, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Weston and Maryland, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999, in the Palm Garden Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 16, 1914, in Marion, Ill., a son of the late Alois and Christine Aschmen Wojcihovski.
Twice married, his first wife, Jean Woods, preceded him in death; and his second wife, Geneva Nester Woods, whom he married on May 28, 1973, survives.
Also surviving are one sister-in-law, Marjorie "Marge" Woods, Baltimore, Md.; two nephews and two nieces.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Victor Woods.
Dr. Woods was a 1937 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where he played football for the Pitt Panthers and played in the 1933 Rose Bowl.
He practiced dentistry in Weston and College Park, Md.
Dr. Woods was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Quincy. This ship sailed President Roosevelt to Malta to meet with Churchill and Stalin at the end of World War II.
He was Catholic.
Friends may call at the St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston from 10-11 a.m. Monday. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Father Karl Wohinc as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Morgantown.
Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, is in charge of the arrangements.

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