Obituaries for Tuesday, June 29, 1999

Florence Brake

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 Wars.
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 uncles.
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 Services.

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 Church.
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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