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BRIDGEPORT -- Keith M. Armentrout, 80, of Lake Ridge community, Bridgeport, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
He was born May 7, 1918, near Whitmer, a son of the late Wilbur E. Armentrout and Olive A. Rolley Armentrout.
His wife, Vera M. DeMoss Armentrout, whom he married Dec. 24, 1945, preceded him in death on July 27, 1997.
Surviving are one son, Mark B. Armentrout, Elkins; one daughter, Mrs. Jay (Karen) Anderson, Pottstown, Pa.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Kecia Hahn; one great-granddaughter, Kera J. Hahn and one great-grandson, Keiffer M. Hahn, all of Gilbertsville, Pa.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Byron E. Armentrout, Baxter E. Armentrout, Gerald W. Armentrout and Drexel W. Armentrout; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Vay O.) Winters, Miss Orma R. Armentrout and Miss Edith K. Armentrout.
Mr. Armentrout had served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, (C.C.C.) and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the South Pacific during World War II. For many years he, along with his brothers Gerald and Drexel, owned and operated the former Bridgeport Upholstery store in Bridgeport. He later was employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways and was retired in 1981.
He was a member of the Bridgeport Baptist Church where he served as an usher for many years. He was a life member of Meuse-Argonne Post 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clarksburg.
Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. today at Allen Funeral Home, Bridgeport. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Frazer officiating. Interment will follow in Bridgeport Cemetery.
Vincent Cuppari, 53, of Clarksburg, died at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, in United Hospital Center.
He was born Jan. 17, 1945, in Reggio, Calabria, Italy, a son of the late Angelo Cuppari and Anna Maria Stranieri Cuppari.
His wife, Anita Marzano Cuppari, whom he married June 27, 1970, survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Scott Anthony and Lori Cuppari, Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Ann Marie Cuppari, Hudson, N.C.; two brothers, Angelo and Joseph Cuppari, both in Italy, and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Anthony Cuppari and two sisters, Beatrice Violo and Maria Adele Cuppari.
Mr. Cuppari was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston. He was owner and operator of Vincent Cuppari's Tailoring with locations on South Fourth Street and Eastpointe. He was an avid fisherman.
Friends will be received from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Celebrants of the Mass will be the Rev. Cesidio J. Federico, the Rev. Karl Wohinc, and the Rev. Hilarion Cann. Interment will follow in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. The rosary will be prayed in the funeral home at 7 p.m. today.
BRIDGEPORT -- Dorothy C. Furbee, 74, of Route 2, Harmony Grove community, Grafton, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, in United Hospital Center.
She was born May 22, 1924, in Harrisonburg, Va., a daughter of the late Lester and Pearl Etta Cobb.
Her husband, Darrell B. Furbee, whom she married March 31, 1945, preceded her in death on July 13, 1995.
Surviving are two sons, Stephen R. Furbee, Bridgeport, William D. Furbee, Route 2, Grafton; four brothers, Robert Cobb, Orlando, Fla., Lester Cobb Jr., and Donald "Pete" Cobb, both of Harrisonburg, and Chester Cobb, Staunton, Va.; four sisters, Miss Vivian "Sketter" Cobb, Mrs. Louise Engebretson and Mrs. Marie Milsted, all of Staunton, and Mrs. Gladys Usry, Mississippi; four grandchildren, Mike Furbee, David Furbee, Tyler Furbee, and Mrs. Kim Sandy, and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles Cobb.
Mrs. Furbee was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She was retired from the Taylor County Board of Education where she served as a cook for many years at the Hepzibah School.
Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today and from noon until service time Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, Bridgeport. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Haymond Plaugher officiating. Interment will follow in Harmony Grove Cemetery.
FLATWOODS -- Worley L. Nicholson, 89, of Copen, Braxton County, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following a brief illness.
He was born April 14, 1909, in Doddridge County, the son of the late Archie Nicholson and Leotial B. Carrico Nicholson.
His first wife, Opal Keller, preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 1977. His second wife, Erma V. Barker Nicholson, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Janet L. Schindler, Hollywood, Md., and Ruth A. Huffman, Cedarville; one son, Gerald L. Nicholson, St. Albans; two sisters, Nellie Pulliam, Copen, and Mavadell Barker, Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Donzel Nicholson, Sherwood, Ark., and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Mr. Nicholson was a trackman with the B&O Railroad with 35 years of service and a member of the Providence Baptist Church, Copen.
SHINNSTON -- Jackson "Jack" Lee Swiger, 47, of Beech Bottom and formerly of Wallace, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at the Wheeling Medical Park Hospital following a sudden illness.
He was born March 8, 1951, in Clarksburg, a son of the late John W. and Agnes W. White Swiger.
His wife, Barbara Jean Matheny Swiger, whom he married Dec. 16, 1968, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John Paul Swiger, South Carolina, and Rusty R. Swiger, at home; one brother, Robert Earl Swiger, North Carolina; four sisters, Mrs. Jack (Marlene) Sayres, Wellsburg, Mrs. Jerry (Janice) Blunt, and Mrs. Dan (Susan) Morris, both of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Doug (Diana) Hutson, Wallace, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Swiger served with the U.S. Army for 12 years, and was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
Friends will be received after 2 p.m. today at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Aulbert Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in Elizabeth Mason Memorial Cemetery at Joetown.
SUTTON -- Russell G. Weese, 73, of Burnsville, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, Charleston, following a brief illness.
He was born June 14, 1925 in Clay County, a son of the late Charlie and Ruth Weese.
His wife, Roxine Margie Adkins Weese, preceded him in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Rebalea Fry, Birch River; two sons, Marshall G. Weese, Columbus, Ohio, and Randall Lynn Weese, Medina, Ohio, and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Tonya Jean Weese and two sisters.
Mr. Weese was a retired funeral home attendant in Ohio, a member of the Little Kanawha Independent Church, Burnsville, and a U.S. Army veteran.