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CANTON, Ohio -- Rose A. Caley, 63, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in Aultman Hospital, following an extended illness.
She was born in Clarksburg and has been a Canton resident since 1954.
Ronald Caley, her husband of 43 years, survives.
Also surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, David and Carla Fuggiano, Clarksburg; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella and Dan Sturia, Carol Caley, and Josephine Gardner, all of Canton, and Mary and Anthony Spadafore, Clarksburg, and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Caley was a former employee of Ecko Products, where she was employed for 17 years as shipping clerk. She was a member of Holy Cross Syrian Orthodox Church.
Rev. V. Earl Cochran, 87, of Route 1, Box 207, Flemington, Middleville community, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born March 25, 1911, in Middleville, a son of the late Zackquill B. Cochran and Ingabe C. Moyers Cochran.
His wife, Elta B. Cropp Cochran, preceded him in death on March 27, 1985.
Surviving are two sons, Virgil Cochran, Enterprise, Benjamin Cochran, Quiet Dell; five daughters, Norma Booth, Route 1, Mount Clare, Charlotte Cochran, Middleville, Marjorie Ingee, Poquoson, Va., Mary Alice Lowther, Bridgeport, and Ellen Nixon, Lost Creek; one sister, Alice Withers, Route 1, Flemington, 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Dennis Cochran.
Rev. Cochran was a retired Baptist minister. He was a member of the Middleville Baptist Church, the Adamston Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 263, with 39 years of service, the Star Encampment No. 104, and Canton Clarksburg No. 9.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 today at McGlumphy Funeral Home, Main Street, Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home church chapel at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Frank Shipley officiating. Interment will follow in Middleville Cemetery.
The Adamston Lodge 263 will hold services at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. today.
SHINNSTON -- James Roy Cottrill, 82, of Route 2, Shinnston, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Clarksburg, a son of the late John Robert and Lenora Blanche Riley Cottrill.
His wife, Minnie Cottrill, preceded him in death in 1980.
Surviving are two nephews, two nieces and his long time friend, Mary Lindsey.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Mr. Cottrill had worked 34 years in the local coal mines and retired from Riley's Bakery in Shinnston.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald James officiating. Interment will follow in Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery.
SALEM -- Flossie Alice Asher Davis, 94, of 146 Water St., died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, following an extended illness.
She was born June 27, 1904, in Doddridge County, the daughter of the late Henry and Laura Bates Yeater.
Her first husband, Creel Asher, preceded her in death. Her second husband, Dalen Davis, also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, John Asher, Goldvein, Va.; seven grandchildren; and several great-and great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, one in infancy, and Wanda Ramage; and four brothers, Herman Yeater, Dewey Yeater, Oakey Yeater and Virgil Yeater.
Mrs. Davis was retired from Peoples Drug Store, Washington, D.C.
Friends will be received from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Denver Dickens officiating. Interment will follow in Center Point Christian Cemetery.
KINGMAN, Ariz. -- Gervan (Jerry) Arnett James died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998 in Arizona.
He was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Gurred Forest James and Edith Marie Coakley James.
He was raised by his gramdmother, the late Mrs. Robert (Laglosse) James.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Urslia) Mirdo and Mrs. Woody (Wanda) Warren, both of Selmer, Tenn., Mrs. Richard (Gervelene) Warner, Clarksburg; two nephews, Ricky L. Mirdo, Nevada and Richard A. Warner, Clarksburg and one niece, L. Darlene Warner, Portsmouth, Va.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Willard H. James and a 3-year-old brother.
Mr. James graduated in 1941 from Victory High School and then studied auto and airplane mechanics in Charleston. He then worked at Glen L. Martin in Baltimore, Md.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Belgium, France and Germany during World War II.
He will be buried in Grafton National Cemetery.
Otis Neil "Mac¨ McIntire, 76, of Smith Chapel, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at United Hospital Center following an extended illness.
He was born April 24, 1922, in Shinnston, a son of the late Elmer McIntire and Sara McIntire.
His wife, Marie McIntire, whom he married March 17, 1946, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Melodie Wolfe, Monroe, N.C.; two granddaughters, Edith Marie Crone, Corydon, Ind., and Helen Ann Prunty, Monroe, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren.
WEST UNION -- John Ira McMillan, 82, of Weirton, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at Weirton Medical Center, Weirton.
He was born Jan. 9, 1916, in Morgansville, a son of the late Clyde S. and Lura McIntyre McMillan.
His wife, Ethlyn Mae Bee McMillan, whom he married Dec. 24, 1938, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Clyde O. McMillan and one daughter, Mrs. Gerald "Patricia Ann¨ Brunner, both of Weirton; five brothers, Cecil and Roy McMillan, both of West Union, Alfred McMillan, Blum, Texas, Neil and Edward "Button¨ McMillan, both of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Eldora Evans, Tucson, Ariz., and Barbara Lowe and Wanda Lee Roberts, both of West Union; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, John P. McMillan; two daughters, Sharon Gay McMillan and Carolyn Joan McMillan; three brothers, Woodrow, Ronald and Guy McMillan, and three sisters, Mary Jane McMillan, Evelene McMillan and Eloise Scritchfield.
Mr. McMillan retired as a weigh master in the open hearth of Weirton Steel Corporation with 39˝ years of service. He was a member of the Weirton Steel 25-year club and attended the New Hope Baptist Church in Weirton.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Leonard Peeler officiating. Interment will follow in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Big Flint.
The family requests that memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 51 11th St., Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.
WESTON -- Warren H. "Doc¨ McWhorter, 75, of Jane Lew, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 28, 1922, in McWhorter, a son of the late Claude and Edith Goodwin McWhorter.
His wife, Dana Belle Melton, whom he married Nov. 28, 1922, survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Warren Larry McWhorter and Dolly McWhorter, Akron, Ohio and one daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Daniel (Vickie) McIntyre, Akron; four grandchildren, Tina Stewart, Michael McWhorter, Amy McIntyre, and Jill McWhorter; two great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, Max, and Brooks McWhorter, and one sister, Edith Pauline Norvell.
Mr. McWhorter was a World War II veteran who served with the U.S. Army. For several years he was a member of the United Methodist Church, Jane Lew and recently attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Weston. He was retired in 1990 from the Mason Glass Company, formerly Lewis County Glass Company, in Jane Lew with over 50 years of service.
Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to the funeral hour Monday at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday with Phillip Losh as speaker. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.
WEIRTON -- Dallas G. "Bub¨ Posey, 47, of New Cumberland, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in Weirton Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 28, 1950, in Clarksburg, a son of Anna E. Posey, Powhatan Point, Ohio and the late General J. Posey.
Surviving are three sons, Dallas G. Posey II, Clarksburg, Daniel Posey, Follansbee, and Kelley Kline Posey, Bethesda, Ohio; two daughters, Nancy Stutler, Clarksburg and Melissa Posey, Follansbee; four brothers, Daniel Posey, New Cumberland, Gary Posey, Bethesda, Larry Posey, Bellaire, Ohio, and David Posey, Bridgeport, Ohio; one sister, Malissa "Dee¨ Haggerty, New Cumberland, Ohio; three granddaughters, 19 nieces and nephews and 9 great-nieces and nephews.
Mr. Posey was a truck driver for several different trucking firms, and was a member of Paris Sportsman's Club.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. Monday at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association 1221-A Ohio Avenue, P.O. Box 115, Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.
ELKINS -- William D. "Bill¨ Rowan Sr., 85, a resident of 105˝ Central St., Elkins, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in Davis Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 29, 1913, at Coalton, a son of the late Delbert and Olie Paugh Rowan.
His wife, the former Ava Kittle, whom he married Oct. 6, 1931 at Norton, survives in Elkins.
Also surviving are two sons, William D. Rowan Jr., and wife Martha, Elkins; Robert "Bob¨ Rowan and wife, Pearl, Overton, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Arden (Barbara) Krafft, Jarvisville, and Mrs. Murice (Kathy) Buckner, Weaverville, N.C.; two brothers, Roy Rowan, Baltimore, Md., and Delbert Rowan, Louisville, Ky.; four sisters, Minnie Boserman, Norton, Edith Wagner, Virginia Beach, Va., Ila Nethken, Mabie, Gaye Sweitzer, Finksburg, Md.; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Byron Rowan and Jimmy Krafft.
Mr. Rowan attended the schools of Randolph County and was employed for many years as a coal miner in Norton, Mabie, Cassity and Nicholas County mines. He later worked in the maintenance department at Fisher Body in Baltimore, Md. prior to his retirement. He was a former member of United Mine Workers of America, Local 4419 at Cassity and was a member of United Auto Workers, Local 239 in Baltimore, Md.
Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home, Elkins. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Walter H. Blough officiating. Interment will follow in the Upper Rowan Cemetery near Mabie.
SALEM -- Hilda Irene Rymer, 76, of Route 1, Long Run community, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in United Hospital Center following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Salem, the daughter of the late Terrence and Nettie Mae Nutter Kelly.
Her husband, George Rymer, preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1977.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Debra Rymer and Harold and Dixie Rymer, all of Newark, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Thelma) Mayle, Route 1, Salem; two brothers, Albert Kelly, Salem and Robert Kelly, Miletus; three sisters, Dora Davis, Salem, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Weber, Harrisville and Nellie Burskey, New Cumberland; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Ralph Rymer, who preceded her in death Sept. 11, 1976 and one sister, Stella Mae Kelly.
Mrs. Rymer was a member of the Black Lick Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Hart officiating. Interment will follow in Union Mission Cemetery, New Milton.
PINE GROVE, Calif. --Joseph Edward Zekan Sr., died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, in Sacramento, Calif.
He was born May 13, 1924, in West Virginia.
Wilma Zekan, his wife of 53 years, survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Joseph E. Zekan Jr., of El Cajon, Mark A. Zekan, Yucaipa, and David S. Zekan, Chula Vista; three daughters, Mary M. Zekan, Pioneer, Christina M. Zegler, New Jersey, and Elizabeth A. Nelson, Pioneer; one brother, John D. Zekan, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Zekan served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre, earning the Purple Heart and Philippine Theatre medal. After his retirement he moved to the town of Pine Grove in Northern California.