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GRAFTON -- Richard "Wayne" Flohr, 53, of Route 3, Cherry Run Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 30, 1945, in Grafton, a son of the late George S. and Dorothy Iva Rogers Flohr.
His wife, Sharon DeLaney Flohr, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rick (Christy) Kerns, Grafton; one son, Travis W. Flohr and wife, Kelly, Grafton; three grandchildren, Maverick W. Kerns, Christian A. Kerns and Kaylee B. Flohr, all of Grafton; five brothers, George W. Flohr, Fairmont, Donald L. Flohr, Parkersburg, Samuel D. Flohr, William R. Flohr and Charles "Eddie¨ Flohr, all of Grafton; five sisters, Mrs. Emerson (Jean) Satterfield, Mrs. Robert (Carrie) Griffith, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Reed, Mrs. Barbara Huffman and Mrs. Terry (Kay) Mayfield, all of Grafton, and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Vernon D. Flohr and one sister, Elizabeth Marie Flohr.
Mr. Flohr was employed as an iron worker with Local 549, Wheeling. He was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963-1967. He was a member of the Grafton Lodge 15, A.F.&A.M., the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial City Post 3081 and the Independence Baptist Church.
WESTON -- Wilferd Francis Henry, 71, of 444 Delaware Ave., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Jane Lew, following an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Weston, a son of the late Bert Henry and Mary T. Ward Henry.
His wife, Loys Ruth Cunningham, whom he married April 23, 1948, survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Patti Wiley, Hillsboro, N.C., Linda Fox, Weston, and Ellen DeSerres, Amissville, Va.; two sons, Rodney Henry, Geneva, Fla., Michael Henry, Cedar Grove, N.C.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and two sisters, Madelyn Nutt, Fredericksburg, Pa., and Dolly Charlton, West Mifflin, Pa.
He was also preceded in death by one son, William "Bill" Henry; one grandson, Ronald Wiley II; three sisters, Gladys Shuttlesworth, Ellen Bell Sherman and Mercedes Henry; four brothers, Harold, Ronald, George and Bob Henry.
Mr. Henry was retired from the Weston State Hospital with 18 years of service as an aide. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy and was Protestant.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Albert Farley officiating. Interment will follow in Weston Masonic Cemetery.
FAIRMONT -- Josephine Merrifield Little, 91, of Route 2, Shinnston, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
She was born May 15, 1907, in Shinnston, a daughter of the late Joseph Earl Merrifield and Addie May Hartley Merrifield Lambert.
Her husband, Charles L. Little, preceded her in death in 1975.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Catherine Little, Parkersburg, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one half brother, Junior Lambert; one half sister, Sarah Lambert Shaw Riffon and Rhoda Hartley Cross, with whom she made her home as a child.
Mrs. Little was a member of Boothsville United Methodist Church, was active with the Women's Society, and a pianist and organist, all serving over 50 years.
She served as a teacher<fn115>/<fn7>principal in Marion and Taylor counties for 32 years, first serving at Nixon School and last working at Pruntytown Elementary School. She had taught piano lessons for 30 years.
She was a lifetime member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Taylor County Retired Teachers Association, West Virginia Educational Association and was a member of the Marion County Senior Citizens.
Cecil Jay Murphy, 46, of Henry Ford Avenue, Clarksburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Ruby Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born April 3, 1952, on Cherry Camp Road, a son of the late Herbert F. and Thelma I. Smith Murphy.
His wife, Alice Fay Delaney Murphy, whom he married Jan. 9, 1976, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Cecil Jay Murphy II, at home; four brothers, Jerry Murphy, Pine Grove, Ed Murphy, Michael Murphy and Richard Murphy, all of Salem; seven sisters, Mrs. William (Delores) Dugger, Coon Road, Texas, Mrs. Danny (Karen Sue) Flint, Clarksburg, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Lattea, Bristol, Mrs. Larry (Barbara) Barker, Mrs. Paul (Ethel) Semenick, Margaret Gouchenour and Wanda Lattea, all of Salem; his mother-in-law, Clara Delaney, and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Janet Louise Murphy.
Mr. Murphy was a general laborer and was formerly employed by Mountain State Recycling. He was Pentecostal.
Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg Chapel, 443 West Pike St. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Harley Jeffries Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Center Point Christian Cemetery.
ERIE, Pa. -- Ronald D. "Jeff" Reed, 80, of 4158 Alvin St., died Wednesday morning, Aug. 19, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1918, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Volney and Lucy Taylor Reed. He moved to Erie from Clarksburg in 1941.
His wife of 58 years, Nadyne Davis Reed, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard D. Reed and his wife, Judy, Erie, and Donald J. Reed, Rochester, N.Y.; one daughter, Aldena M. Moffett, Erie; five grandsons, Eric and Keith Reed, Brian, Dale and Darin Moffett; one sister, Nellie McIntyre, Clarksburg; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Ayers and four brothers, Clare, Clee, Happy and Wallace Reed.
Mr. Reed had been a truck driver for the Lyons Transportation Co, retiring in 1980 after 34 years with the company. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He was a charter member of the Lyons Antique Truck Club and a member of the American Legion Waterford Post 285. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and gardening.
WESTON -- Elsie Adkinson Smith, 89, of 516 Broad St., died at 7:35 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 13, 1909, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Enoch Lloyd Adkinson and Laura Ettie Finigan Adkinson.
Her husband, Otis W. Smith, whom she married Feb. 2, 1929, preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1982.
Surviving are two daughters, Norma Jean Craig, Weston, and Dorothy Alice Crowder, Amissville, Va.; two sisters, Sara Young, Bruceton Mills, and Carrie Lee, Akron, Ohio; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Etta Ruth Smith and one son, Louie Otis Smith.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church and the Fern Leaf Rebekah Lodge 101, Weston.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clifford West officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Tennerton. Fern Leaf Rebekah Lodge 101 will conduct a service at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Eleanor Fretwell Trader, 75, of Route 1, Mount Clare, died at 10:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 1998, in United Hospital Center following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Dale and Elva Grace Sharps Fretwell.
Her husband, David Trader, whom she married Sept. 7, 1968, survives.
Also surviving are two stepsons, John David Trader, Shinnston, and Michael Keith Trader, Bridgeport; one stepdaughter, Charlotte Ann Panetta, Clarksburg, and seven stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Trader was a retired registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital and United Hospital Center where she served as 3-11 p.m. clinical coordinator. She retired in 1988 with 46˝ years of service. She was a member of St. Mary's Nurses Alumni and was Methodist.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg Chapel, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kermit L. Auvil officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.