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Obituaries for Saturday, August 29

Henry P. Bennett

Henry P. "Buck" Bennett, 65, of Route 5, Clarksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in a local nursing home following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Coxs Mills, a son of the late Scott Deward and Marguerite Post Bennett.

His former wife, Regina Bennett Poling, of West Milford, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Gary Bennett, West Milford; two daughters, Donna L. Chipps, Clarksburg, and Rebecca A. Bennett, Jane Lew; one grandson, I. Daniel Hiney, Clarksburg; one granddaughter, Kassandra Lynn Bennett; one brother, Joseph Scott Bennett, Lost Creek; one sister, Madeline Langford, West Milford, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Lee Hiney.

Mr. Bennett was a mechanic with Simpson Truck Sales with 25 years of service, and was an auto mechanic at State Distributing Company with 12 years of service.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict and attended the Johnstown United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, at Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg Chapel, 443 W. Pike St. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Edward Bayless officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.

Elsie B. Daft

BRIDGEPORT -- Elsie B. Daft, 99, of Maple Lake, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at The Heritage Nursing Home, Bridgeport.

She was born May 30, 1899, in Bart Township, Pa., a daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Trout.

Her husband, Henry Daft, preceded her in death, in 1957.

Surviving are three daughters, Margaret Baxter, Orlando, Fla., Beatrice Daft, with whom she resided at Maple Lake, and Mrs. Tipton (Sarah) Stanley, Maple Lake; seven grandchildren, Dallas Potts, Junior Stanley, Sally Amsler, Wayne Stanley, David Stanley, Barbara Ferguson and Gary Stanley, and eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Daft was a school teacher in Pennsylvania, worked at the Church of Our Savior in Clarksburg, and was a homemaker. She was active in the Presbyterian Church.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, with the Rev. Ray L. Crabtree officiating. Interment will follow in Bridgeport Cemetery.

George F. Jackson

FAIRMONT -- George F. Jackson, 81, of Fairmont, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at his residence.

He was born May 17, 1917, in Fairmont, a son of the late Claude and Della Mae Swisher Jackson.

His wife of 60 years, Virginia H. Shaffer Jackson, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, George Darrell and Barbara Jackson, Clarksburg; two daughters and one son-in-law, Marilyn Gifford, Fairmont and Pamela and Bruce Blagg, Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Maxine Cranfill, Muncie, Ind.; five grandchildren, Tina Calderon and her husband Oscar, Monica Leggett and her husband Brian, Alan Gifford, Jennifer Blagg and Christopher Blagg, and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Claude J. Jackson and one son-in-law, Richard "DickĘ Gifford.

Mr. Jackson was retired from the Owens Illinois Plant in Fairmont with 35 years of service in the shipping department. He was a member of the Quarter of Century Club of Owens Illinois. He was also a member of Baptist Temple in Fairmont.

Susan L. Sellers

SALEM -- Susan Luella Sellers, 83, of Route 1, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 10, 1914, on Dog Run, Salem, a daughter of the late Albert J. and Elizabeth Martin Richards.

Her husband, Kenneth D. Sellers, preceded her in death in 1989.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald Lee (Audrey) Mayle, Salem, with whom Mrs. Sellers made her home, and Mrs. Kevin (Linda) Pitt, of Florida; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family of 11 brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Sellers was a member of the Church of God in Salem.

Thomas E. Woods

BRIDGEPORT -- Thomas Edison Henry Woods, of 130 Washington Ave., Clarksburg, died Aug. 25, 1998, following an extended illness.

He was born June 9, 1932, in Flemington, a son of the late Garfield and Mildred Pearl Dalton Woods.

He is survived by his former wife, Lula Lockett Woods, and by his close friend and caregiver, Grace Freeman.

Also surviving are two sons, Terry Lee Ross and Terry Allen Woods, both of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Shaunette Woods Smith, Chicago, and Sandra Woods Allen, Schaumburg, Ill; six grandchildren; four sisters, Lola Bertha McIntyre, Steubenville, Ohio, Lois Eileen Reeves, Weirton, Mary Jane Thomas, Mingo Junction, Ohio, and Vivian Pearl Wagner, Johnstown, Pa.; three brothers, John A. Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio, Franklin Garfield Woods, Weirton, and Jerry Nathaniel Woods, New York City.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Joe Louis Woods.

Mr. Woods attended Lincoln Elementary, Rosemont and Kelly Miller High School, Clarksburg. He also attended Taylor County Vocational Training School. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army, having received an Occupation Medal in Germany.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 573, and he faithfully attended the Dalton family reunion in Jefferson County, Ohio.

He was formerly employed as a welder by Welding Colonial Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio. he was a laborer in a coal mine in Shinnston, a laborer for Harrison County, and a coke extractor operator for the Mattiessen and Hegeler Zinc Company, Spelter, all in West Virginia.

Mr. Woods was a member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksburg.

Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where the body will lie in state one hour prior to the service, with the Rev. David A. Kates and the Rev. Ramona Woods officiating. Interment will follow in West Virginia National Cemetery at Grafton. Military graveside services will be accorded.