Obituaries for Tuesday, June 29, 1999
BUCKHANNON -- Florence Brake, 89, of Buckhannon died Sunday, June
27, 1999, at Holbrook Nursing Home.
She was born March 27, 1910, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late
Alf Brake and Zeffie Smith Brake.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Virgie Brake and Pearl
Morrison, and one brother, Frank Brake.
Mrs. Brake was Methodist.
Hartsel W. Montgomery
BUCKHANNON -- Hartsel W. Montgomery, 89, of Route 2, Box 208, Buckhannon,
died at 5:15 a.m. Monday, June 28, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.
He was born Oct. 18, 1909, in Mabie, a son of the late Kenneth Montgomery
and Martha Smith Montgomery.
His wife, Naomi T. Fox Montgomery, whom he married Dec. 5, 1932, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mary Lamb and Mrs. Bob (Frances)
Mills, both of Buckhannon; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Donatienne
Montgomery, Linden; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Morris, Harold, Earl
and Charles Montgomery; two sisters, Icie Pascale and Ethel White; one
grandchild, and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Montgomery retired from Moore Bus Service. He was a member of Nays
Chapel United Methodist Church and I.O.O.F. Middle Fork Lodge No. 248.
Albert L. Rutherford
FAIRMONT -- Albert Leonard "Lennie" Rutherford, 52, of Clarksburg died
Saturday, June 26, 1999, at his home.
He was born May 16, 1947, in Marion County, a son of Albert and Mildred
Langford Rutherford, both of Grand Junction, Colo.
Surviving are one son, Shane Allyn Rutherford, Astor, Fla.; two daughters,
Marjorie Marie Dean, Astor, and Kathryn Lynette Utterback, Noblesville,
Ind.; one brother, Henry Allyn Rutherford, Portland, Ore.; one sister,
Gloria Diane Corley, Fairmont, and six grandchildren, Kassandra Forquer,
Brook Lynn Rutherford, Tharron Skylor Forquer, Brandon Alexander Forquer,
Austin Chase Dean and Shane Allyn Rutherford II.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Lawson Eugene Rutherford.
Mr. Rutherford was a self-employed general contractor. He was highly
decorated while serving in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, was a member of
the Vietnam Memorial Fund and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Vincent Cemetery
on Vinegar Hill in Fairmont, with the Rev. Terry Alverez officiating. Ford
Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, is in charge of arrangements.
Paul R. Siders Jr.
Paul Ray Siders Jr., 20, of Route 6, Box 526, Sun Valley, died Sunday,
June 27, 1999, in Doddridge County following an automobile accident.
He was born in Clarksburg on Jan. 24, 1979, a son of Paul Ray Siders
Sr., Sun Valley, and Dolly Jean Allen, Route 2, Box 149, Bridgeport.
Also surviving are one brother, Stuart Allen Siders, U.S. Navy, Great
Lakes, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Keith (Lahoma Jean Siders) Cropp, Wilsonburg;
one half sister, Tiffany Nicole Siders, Sun Valley; his paternal grandfather,
Lester Wolford Siders; one niece, Chiquita Cropp, and several aunts and
Mr. Siders was a member of the West Virginia Army National Guard. He
was employed at Pratt & Whitney as an aircraft assembler and attended
Boothsville Baptist Church.
Friends may call at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg,
from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Pastor Orville
Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.
Jesse O. Smallridge
BUCKHANNON -- Jesse Overton Smallridge, 69, of HC 71, Box 167, Ellamore,
died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.
He was born Feb. 21, 1930, in French Creek, a son of the late John
Smallridge and Ruth Riggleman Smallridge.
He was twice married, first to Marion Gomes, who survives in Lafayette,
Ala., and later to Betty Zickefoose Smallridge, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Peggy Forter and Charlotte Phillips,
both of Youngstown, Ohio, and Rita Deas, Cusseta, Ala.; two sons, Victor
Smallridge, Tallahassee, Ala., and Jeff Smallridge, Eufaula, Ala.; 12 grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; three sisters, Lora Campbell, French Creek, Opal
Heaster, Weston, and Mae Pratt, Buckhannon; one brother, Gene Smallridge,
Buckhannon; two stepsons, Tim and Mike Zickefoose, both of Ohio; two stepdaughters,
Michelle Westfall, Ohio, and Debra Zickefoose, and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Smallridge was a member of Kanawha Run United Methodist Church.
Carl J. Smouse
PHILIPPI -- Carl Junior Smouse, 51, of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, June
24, 1999, of injuries received on the job in Upper Marlboro, Md.
He was born Jan. 17, 1948, in Philippi, a son of Mary Jane Parsons
Smouse, who survives in Philippi, and the late Elmer Watson Smouse.
Surviving are one stepson, Charles Anderson, Baltimore; two stepdaughters,
Linda Anderson, Baltimore, and Helen Anderson, Ohio; three brothers, David
Lee Smouse, Wisconsin, and David Garfield Weese and Donald Weese, both
of Elyria, Ohio; eight sisters, Dorothy J. Humphries, Delaware, Mary Rose
Funk and Sue Meng, both of Grafton, Judy Califf, Darlene Barker and Kathy
Newman, all of Philippi, and Shalene Smouse and Debbie Jean Smouse, both
of Wisconsin, and four stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Kay Weese.
Mr. Smouse was employed as an equipment operator by Maryland Environmental
Frankie M. Wilkerson
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Frankie Mae Fultz Wilkerson, 75, of Indianapolis
died Monday, June 28, 1999, at her home.
She was born May 12, 1924, in Salem, West Virginia.
Surviving are four children, Kenneth W. Wilkerson, Whiteland, Ind.,
and Dennis C. Wilkerson, Gloria J. Forrester and Joyce M. Pettigrew, all
of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kermit and Edward Fultz,
and two sisters, Goldie Brown and Glitis Davis.
Mrs. Wilkerson was head cook at the Iron Skillet Restaurant in Indianapolis
for 28 years, retiring in 1983.
Jacob L. Yoho
BRIDGEPORT -- Jacob L. Yoho, 19, of Greensburg, Pa., died Monday, June
28, 1999, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
He was born July 14, 1979, in Clarksburg, a son of Mendel and Genevieve
Yoho, who survive in Bridgeport.
Also surviving are three sisters, Meg Yoho, Morgantown, and Sarah and
Joanna Yoho, Bridgeport.
He graduated from Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pa., and was working at
Rizzo's Restaurant in Crabtree, Pa. He attended Bridgeport United Methodist
Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia
Ave., Bridgeport, from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.
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