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WESTON _ Fred Cogar, 85, of Route 2, Jane Lew, Good Hope community, died at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Lida Clark Personal Care Home, Clarksburg following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 9, 1944, in Centralia, Braxton County, a son of the late Dutch Cogar and Sarah Hosey Cogar. His wife, Lexie Merle Gregory, whom he married Dec. 21, 1944, preceded him in death on July 9, 1997. Surviving are one son, Gary Cogar, Good Hope; six daughters, Scharolett Dunlap and Judy McGary, both of Good Hope, Dolly Floyd, Norlina, N.C., Norma Smith, Richwood, and Elizabeth Dodrill and Marjorie Donato, both of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Clifford Cogar, Kokomo, Ind.; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.He was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Cogar and one daughter, Bonnie Taylor. Mr. Cogar was a retired coal miner with Consolidated Coal Company, Moundsville, a 46-year member of the United Mine Workers, and was Methodist. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. today at Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff Williamson officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.
WESTON -- Flora Alice Crawford, 98, of Route 1, died at 3:10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Jane Lew, following an extended illness. She was born May 29, 1900, in Webster County, a daughter of the late John C. Smith and Lucretia Jane Simons Smith. Her husband, Ucil Dale Crawford, whom she married Sept. 11, 1921, preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1983. Also surviving are two daughters, Mildred Bonnett of Deanville and Macel Wilson, French Creek; two sons, Argel Crawford, Weston and Basil Crawford, Accokeek, Md.; one brother, Ralph Smith; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by two sons, Marvin and Charles Crawford; one brother, Wirt Smith and one sister, Etta Smith. Mrs. Crawford was a housewife and a Methodist. Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roger Brown and the Rev. Beryl McKisic officiating. Interment will follow in the Post Chapel Cemetery, Crawford.
Snow Marie Davis, 82, of the Phoebe Home, Inc., Allentown, Pa., formerly of Frederick, Md. and Clarksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998 in the Phoebe Home.She was born March 15, 1916, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Fred and Ethel Lanham Whiteman.Her husband, Clarence E. Davis, preceded her in death.Surviving are two sons, David W. Davis, Orefield, Pa. and John Richard Davis, West Chester, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Homer "Ruth" Gatrell, Frederick, Md.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Mrs. Snow had worked as a bookkeeper for the former accountant, Florence Hughes and as a bookkeeper for the Harrison County Courthouse, both of Clarksburg. Prior to that she managed a former family-operated general store in Clarksburg. She also had worked for the former Frederick Bottled Gas Company of Frederick, Md. She was a former member of Liberty Evangelical United Brethren Church, Clarksburg.Friends will be received from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Davis Funeral Home, 433 W. Pike St., Clarksburg. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mason Bennett officiating.
WEST UNION -- Rosalie James, 66, of Route 1, West Union, Long Run community, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Thomas Earl Ramsey and Florence Steadman Ramsey. Her husband, Ronald "Pat" James Jr., whom she married in September 1956, preceded her in death on March 30, 1992. Surviving are one son, Carlie James, Route 1, West Union; two sisters, Helen Henderson, Pennsboro, and Ruth Shepherd, West Union; one brother, Allen E. Ramsey, Friendly; two grandchildren, Mathaniel James and Sharon James, both of Route 1, West Union and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one son, Roger Ramsey and two brothers, Thomas Earl "Jack" Ramsey and Norbert C. Ramsey.Mrs. James was a member of the Pigott Church of Arnolds Creek, was a member of the Doddridge County Senior Citizens, was an avid horticulturist and was a homemaker. Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Duckworth Cemetery at Greenwood.
BRIDGEPORT -- Pascal L. Lucas Sr., 92, of the Heritage Convalescent Home, and formerly of Deerfield Drive, Bridgeport, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at the convalescent home. He was born Aug. 3, 1906, in Newburg, a son of the late Clarence Lucas and Ada Helms Lucas. His first wife, Naomi Lawrence Lucas and his second wife, Hilda Smith Lucas, both preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Pascal ``Pat'' L. Lucas, Middleville community, and four grandchildren. Mr. Lucas was retired with 40 years service as a motor tank salesman with Exxon in Morgantown. He was a graduate of West Virginia Business College. A private graveside service will be held Monday at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation.
FLATWOODS -- Bobby Joe Pardue, 56, of Dell City, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Presdio, Texas, following a brief illness.He was born Dec. 12, 1941, in Huntington, the son of the late Howard Pardue and Sylva Milton Pardue.Surviving are two daughters, Linda J. Ratliff, Burnsville and Rebecca Lea Heater, Orlando; one son, Bobby Joe Pardue, Burnsville; two sisters, Kay Caudell, Mt. Sterling, Ohio and Joyce Wilson, Booneville, Ky., and five grandchildren.He was a driller in the oil, gas and water fields, and was a Methodist. Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. today at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Delmas Singleton officiating. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Burnsville.
BRIDGEPORT -- Wesley W. Phipps, 95, of 118 Pinewood Ave., Bridgeport, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at his residence. He was born March 15, 1903, in Raleigh, Raleigh County, a son of the late S. Floyd and Mary Phipps. His first wife, Hester C. Reeves Phipps, preceded him in death. His second wife, E. Gaye Bower Reeves Phipps, survives. Also surviving are one stepson, Clyde E. Reeves, Clarksburg; one nephew, Orace Lilly, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Mrs. Sharon Cottrill, Jane Lew and Philip Reeves, Dayton, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Allison Reeves and Nicholas Reeves, Dayton, Va. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Euva Lilly and one niece. Mr. Phipps engineered the construction of several road projects in West Virginia while working for the state road commission. He was superintendent of construction on the Wood County Airport at Parkersburg. He was a veteran of World War II, receiving a commission and entering active duty in the Naval Reserve on Feb. 22, 1942. He served in the Aleutian Islands, the Admiralty and the Philippine Islands. He was recalled during the Korean Conflict and remained on active duty, serving as officer in charge of construction at the Philadelphia Ship Yard, then at the Naval Base in Lakehurst, N.J. He also saw service at Sugar Grove, W.Va. and the U.S. Naval Academy. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander after 30 years service to his country. He was the recipient of many commendations and a personal letter from the Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Phipps was a member of Simpson Creek Baptist Church, Late Lodge 63 AF & AM, Clarksburg Lodge of Perfection, Knights of Rose Croix, Valley of Wheeling, Scottish Rite Bodies. Friends will be received from 1-3 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home, Bridgeport. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. C. Michael Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Harrisville.
FAIRMONT -- Elizabeth Jane Starn, 56, of Fairmont, Colfax community, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at her residence. She was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Shinnston, a daughter of the late Ned and Elizabeth Pillo Zecco. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Steven Daniels, Clarksburg; one son, Rod Downey, Fairmont; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lucy and Anthony Talerico, Fairmont and Rosanne and Angelo Cicco, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Cameron Daniels, Adrienne Daniels, Bruce Hardesty, Lance Downey and Max Downey; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Gresse. Mrs. Starn was retired from Westinghouse-North American Philips, Fairmont with over 30 years of service. She was a member of Union Local 627. She was a graduate of Shinnston High School, class of 1960, and Morgantown Beauty School.
BELINGTON _ Mrs. Cleo Victoria Zirkle, 93, a resident of Belington and more recently of the Katie Howes Personal Care Home at Philippi, died at 6:32 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at the Broaddus Hospital in Philippi following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 23, 1905, at Belington, a daughter of the late Doc Blaine and Esta Lovilla Talbott McCauley. Her husband, Louis J. Zirkle, whom she married May 27, 1921, preceded her in death in 1966. Also surviving are one son, Vincent B. Zirkle, Belington; four daughters, Wilma R. Trytiak, Strongsville, Ohio, Arlene Pallo, Brook Park, Ohio, Oleta Faye Sears, Clearwater, Fla., and Anneta M. Rak, Columbia Station, Ohio; one sister, Elsie Rickett, Wooster, Ohio; two brothers, Carlton McCauley, Elkins, and Johnny McCauley, Wooster; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and four infant brothers. Mrs. Zirkle attended the schools of Barbour County, was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church in Belington and was retired after many years of employment at the Leader Department Store in Belington. Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. today at Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St., Belington. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Arden Beck and the Rev. Rodney Zirkle officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery near Belington.