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Obituaries for Wednesday, September 2, 1998

Charles Collins

PARKERSBURG -- Charles Collins, 79, of Middle Street, Belpre, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at the Louis Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Aug. 4, 1919, in Hutchinson, a son of the late Charles W. and Nellie L. McIntyre Collins.

Surviving are three sons, James Larry Fisher, Salem, Ohio, Stephen Ray Collins, Belpre, and Michael David Collins, Zanesville, Ohio; three daughters, Judith Dawn Turner, Waverly, Joy Lee Peck, Howland Corners, Ohio, and Lenora Ann Full, Belpre; two brothers, Edgar I. Collins, Belpre, and Jarvis L. Collins, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one sister, Joann Dawson, Fairmont; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Collins retired from Collins Building Products. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6, Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1212, AMVETS Post 34 and American Legion Post 15, all of Parkersburg. He served in World War II in the Normandy Invasion.

Robert S. Farley

PHILIPPI -- Robert Sean Farley, 23, a resident of Route 4, Mt. Liberty community, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, 1998, of injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

He was born April 11, 1975, in Norwich, Conn., a son of Dayton John Sr. and Virginia Vacklavick Farley, Mount Liberty community.

His wife, the former Kathy Elaine Weaver, whom he married June 21, 1995, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Sean Michael Farley, at home; three sisters, Jamie Lynn Farley and Rebecca Elizabeth Farley, both of Mount Liberty community, and Lisa Farris, Belington; two brothers, Christopher Todd Farley, Mount Liberty community, and David Farley, Arizona; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Vacklavick, Connecticut, and his paternal grandmother, Rella Mae Farley Davis, Belington.

He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Mr. Farley was a graduate of Philip Barbour High School with the Class of 1993. He was employed by Reliable Roof of Elkins as a roofer.

Ruby I. Hayes

NUTTER FORT -- Ruby Irene Hayes, 94, of Roxboro, N.C., formerly of Clarksburg, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, in Roxboro, following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 12, 1903, in Leading Creek, Lewis County, the daughter of the late Stephen Edward and Flora May Lawson Hitt.

Her husband, Bruce Hayes, whom she married Sept. 30, 1922, preceded her in death May 12, 1970.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Robert B. and Katie Hayes, Huntington; three daughters, Freda M. Steele, Smith Center, Kan., Mrs. Richard (Lorene) Wood, Naples, Fla., and Mrs. Samuel (Rachel) Hines, Timberlake, N.C., at whose home she died; 10 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hayes was a former member of the Clarksburg Church of the Nazarene for 39 years. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church of Roxboro.

She was a former employee of the W.T. Grant, Lerners, Montgomery Ward and Material Shop, all in Clarksburg.

Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Greathouse Funeral Home, Nutter Fort Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Gerald Hodges officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Cemetery.

Vallie V. Jolly

Vallie Virginia "Gin" Jolly, 83, a resident of 215 River Ave., Parsons, died Monday evening, Aug. 31, 1998, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, following a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 7, 1915, in Parsons, a daughter of the late Thomas and Neoma Keller Isner.

On Dec. 26, 1931, in Parsons, she was married to Cover L. Jolly, who preceded her in death Jan. 5, 1967.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Lee Jolly and Donald "Oop¨ Jolly, both of Parsons; one daughter, Vada V. Carr, Manassas, Va.; one brother, Hubert Isner, Silver Springs, Md.; two sisters, Esther Hamilton and Zeda Kerr, both of Fairmont; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was also preceded in death by one son, David "Teddy" Jolly; one daughter, Grace B. Poling; three brothers, Frank, Silvester and Forrest Isner; one sister, Nola Isner and one infant grandson.

Mrs. Jolly attended the schools of Tucker County. She was a cook for the former Parsons Grade School, had worked for the former Dorman Mills Company and retired during 1990 as the housekeeper for the late Senator Neeley at Fairmont.

Theda M. Riley

WESTON -- Theda M. Riley, 76, of 772 West 2nd St., died Monday afternoon, Aug. 31, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 4, 1921, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Benjamin Spurgeon and Holly Osborne Spurgeon Jones.

Her husband, Joseph R. Riley, whom she married July 14, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Johna Bish, Clarksburg, and Nancy Harpold, Buckhannon; three grandchildren, Stephanie Hitt, Jane Lew, Andrea Lough, Clarksburg, and Steven Keister, Bluffton, S.C.; four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Matha Byrd, Fairmont.

Mrs. Riley was retired from Weston State Hospital with 19 years of service and was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a gardener.

Friends will be received from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. James Murphy as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery at Fink. A rosary will be held at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Virgil L. Russell

Virgil L. Russell, 73, of West Virginia Avenue, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness.

He was born April 15, 1925, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Goodloe and Elizabeth Britton Russell.

His former wife, Betty Russell, survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Elizabeth Bowers, Johnna Stemple and Lou Ann Lindsey, all of Clarksburg, and Daphne Richards, West Union; one son, Richard Caldwell, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, and one brother, John Russell, Clarksburg.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Eric Davisson.

Mr. Russell was retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass as a glass packer with 33 years of service. He attended Clarksburg Wesleyan Church in North View and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg Chapel, 443 W. Pike St. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mitchell Richards officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Dorothy M. Skinner

JANE LEW -- Dorothy Mae Hindman Skinner, 68, of Route 1, Jane Lew, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at her home.

She was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Slippery Rock, Pa., a daughter of the late Lewis Hindman and Ruth E. Pollum Hindman.

Her husband, Joseph Elton Skinner, whom she married May 15, 1948, preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1997.

Surviving are one son, Eric J. Skinner, Newark, Ohio; two daughters, Vickie Skinner Belknap, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Michael (Penny) Smith, Jane Lew; one foster daughter, Wendy Phillips, Jane Lew; one sister, Betty L. Smith, Jane Lew, and four grandchildren, Coy Scott Belknap, Paulette Lynn Testerman, Jackson Lee Skinner and Makenna Yates.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Ann R. Saas and one brother, Jackie Hindman.

Mrs. Skinner was a graduate of Washington Irving High School and attended West Virginia Business College. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Columbus. She had many artistic abilities.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Morris Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Roy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Orlando Cemetery.

Barbara J. Walker

Barbara Joanne Walker, 67 of 320 Stout St., Bridgeport, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Mt. Clare, a daughter of Opal Thompson Bartlett, West Palm Beach, Fla., and the late Basil Bartlett.

Her husband, Morris W. Walker, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Judith Howard, Charleston, S.C., and Kathy Evans, Baltimore, Md.; two sons, Michael Yeager, Clarksburg, and Jeffrey Yeager, Stutler's Fork; two stepsons, Morris Garland Walker, Clarksburg, and Russell Craig Walker, Morgantown; six sisters, Sharon Shearer, Jane Lew, Judy Evans, Clarksburg, Carol Jenson Frost and Linda La Flam, both of West Palm Beach, Janice Landreth, Stealey, N.C., and Diane Ledbetter, Burlington, N.C.; four brothers, Jack Bartlett, Hemet, Calif., Richard Bartlett, Corona, Calif., Jerry Bartlett, West Palm Beach, and Donald Bartlett, Glen Burnie, Md., and eight grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Bates.

Mrs. Walker was a member of the Fort Johnson Baptist Church, Charleston. She previously worked for Martin Marietta in Baltimore, and retired from Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg with 14 years as a secretary and receptionist.

Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. David L. Hulme officiating. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.