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Obituaries for August 19, 1998

Will H. Gregory

FLEMINGTON -- Will Henry Gregory, 89, of Sand Lick community, Simpson, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at Grafton City Hospital.

He was born Nov. 15, 1908, in Webster County, a son of the late George Elec and Calla Gertrude DeGarmo Gregory.

His wife, Vonda M. Gregory, preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 1993.

Surviving are one son, W. Hollis Gregory, Sand Lick community; two daughters, Karen Virginia Boutilier, Sand Lick community, and Mrs. F.M. (Calla Dell) Frederick, Route 1, Knottsville community, Grafton; one sister, Luella Karasek, Frewsburg, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert Gregory, Grafton, and Joe Gregory, Largo, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Cam Zinn; one stepgrandson, David Bays; one great-grandson, Gregory Hefferin; two brothers, Frank and Lee; three sisters and one infant brother.

Mr. Gregory retired from Wendel Coal Company in 1957. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and Union Baptist Church, Simpson. He was a farmer and lived in Sand Lick community most of his life.

Betty F. Howard

MARMET -- Betty Frances Brown Howard, 64, of Charleston, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998 in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, following a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 13, 1933 in Madison, a daughter of the late Edward Brown and Beulah Ball.

Her husband, Ralph Howard, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Dr. Kevin Howard, Midland, Mich.; one sister, Lena Jane Skidmore, Clarksburg; two brothers, Harold Brown, Culpeper, Va., and Merredieth Brown, Austin, Texas, and two grandchildren, Kelsey and Kyle Howard.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Timothy Howard.

Mrs. Howard was retired from the Diamond Department Store, Charleston. She was a member of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church, Kanawha City, where she was president of the United Methodist Women.

Sharon S. Martin

SHINNSTON -- Sharon S. Martin, 40, of Clarksburg, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 6, 1957, in Clarksburg, a daughter of Okey Thomas Martin, Clarksburg, and the late Doris Jean Riley Martin.

Surviving are two sons, Shawn Andrew and James Joshua Martinm, and one daughter, Heather Michelle Martin, all of Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Anastasia, Brett, Dustin, Michael Patrick and Shayla Martin; four brothers, Roger and Robert Martin, both of Fairmont, Jeffrey Martin, Clarksburg, and David Martin, Enterprise; four sisters, Darlene Butler, Clarksburg, Wanda Joyce Shanks, Newark, Ohio, Carol Jean Hall, Fairmont, and Karen Cappeillo, Shinnston; the father of her children, Joseph M. Butler Sr., Clarksburg, and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Ms. Martin was employed at Salem Americare Nursing Facility as a certified nurse's assistant. She was Baptist.

Friends will be received after 2 p.m. today at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Mary A. Moore

PHILIPPI -- Mary Alice Moore, 72, a resident of 309 Columbia, Shepherd Adult Family Care Home, died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born May 22, 1926, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Eugene Moore and Nancy Mae Hoffman Moore.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Ms. Moore was a homemaker and Protestant.

Eula V. Sherman

BELINGTON -- Mrs. Eula Virginia Bosley Sherman, 84, of Route 92, Belington, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 4, 1913, at Copen, a daughter of the late Henry P. and Rosa Childers Bosley.

She was twice married, first to William Meredith Sherman, who preceded her in death in April 1966. She then married Howard T. Sherman, who preceded her in death in Nov. 1968.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Sherman Lear and her husband, James; two grandsons, William Simmons and wife, Annette, and Steven Simmons and wife, Iris; one granddaughter, Debra Koval and husband, Jay, all of Canton, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been also preceded in death by her stepfather, James L. Miller; one infant daughter; three brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Sherman attended the schools of Lewis County and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Belington, and the Tygarts Valley Rebekah Lodge 181 of Belington.

Nancy C. Vose

PHILIPPI -- Nancy C. Vose, 64, a resident of Route 2, Belington, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 29, 1933, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Mae Wagner.

Surviving is one son, David L. Vose, Route 2, Belington; one granddaughter, Janie Sue White, Cleveland, Ohio, and one great-grandson.

Ms. Vose retired as a histologist from the Myers Clinic and Memorial General Hospital.