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SHINNSTON -- Bernard F. "Mike" Cleary, 68, of Sassafras Apartments, formerly of Greensboro, N.C., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 8, 1929, in New York City, a son of the late Martin and Sarah Quinn Cleary.
His wife, Anna M. Wilson Cleary, preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 1980.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Patricia) Wyke, Lumberport; one son, Leonard Lucy, Springfield, Va.; eight grandchildren; two stepsons, Terry Honeycutt, Fayetteville, N.C., and Randy Honeycutt, Greensboro.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Mr. Cleary was a painter and had served in the Korean War. He was Catholic and enjoyed watching sports.
Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. today at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston. Services and burial will be held in Greensboro.
Mrs. Luella F. Cole, 73, of Route 1, Box 168, Clarksburg, Mount Clare Road, died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in North View, Clarksburg, a daughter of the late James Richard Freeland and Zona Kincaid Freeland.
Her husband, Roy J. Cole, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Cinda K. Thacker, Columbus, Ohio; two granddaughters, Stephenie K. Kennedy and Kelly Rittenhouse, both of Clarksburg, and one great-granddaughter, Lara Titus.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Edna Conaway.
Mrs. Cole was a member of Clarksburg Baptist Church, Queen Esther Chapter No. 11, Order of Eastern Star and Clarksburg Court No. 3, Order of Amaranth.
She was retired as an owner and receptionist of the Hair Design beauty salon in Clarksburg.
Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. today at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Kurt Busiek officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Queen Esther Chapter No. 11, OES will conduct a memorial service in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. today.
WESTON -- Lucille Dale Groah, 82, of Camden, died at 6:02 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born July 11, 1916, in Fink, a daughter of the late Jacob and Zeffie Keister Straley.
Her husband, Paul A. Groah, whom she married April 3, 1941, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Rodney Groah, Camden; four sisters, Dolly Bush, Barberton, Ohio, JoAnn Ellis, Miami, Fla., Louise Snyder, Churchville, and Edna Lamb, Clarksburg; two grandsons, P.J. Groah and James Groah, both of Camden, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, Francis, Fred and Robert Straley and one sister, Ceola Stout.
Mrs. Groah was a homemaker.
There will be no visitation or funeral service. At the request of the deceased the body will be cremated.
Boyle funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
BUCKHANNON -- Irene Kelley, 70, of Route 1, French Creek, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at home.
She was born April 26, 1928, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late John Afrianco and Julia Caupto Afrianco.
Surviving are four children, Carolyn Payne, Bellevue, Neb., Fred Kelley, Fairmont, Arlene Harper, French Creek, and Mike Kelley, Fellowsville; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Jo Ann Chedester, Maidsville, Mary Kacinec, Seattle, Wash., and Julia Meyerhafer, Greensboro, N.C.; one brother, Louie Afrianco, St. Louis, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Afrianco and Francis Wion and three brothers, Sullivan Afrianco, Andy Afrianco and Sam Afrianco.
Ms. Kelley was a graduate of University High School and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was the first meter maid for the city of Buckhannon and worked 20 years as a bookkeeper for Ralph Harper Lumber Co.
SHINNSTON -- Harold David King, 69, of Route 2, Bridgeport, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 25, 1928, in Meadowbrook, a son of the late Ernest E. King and Mary ''Maggie'' Rector King McIntyre.
His wife, Frances Henigin King, whom he married April 16, 1973, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nick (Shelley) Sears, Route 2, Bridgeport, and Crystal Ann King, Ocean City, N.J.; one son, Michael David King, Alaska; one brother, Paul King and one sister, Mrs. James (Jacqueline) Rogers, both of Ocala, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Jennings McIntyre.
Mr. King retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service, having served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. Following his retirement, he worked for Monumental Supply Company in Baltimore, Md., with 10 years of service.
Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Homer Ham officiating. Interment will follow in Shinnston Masonic 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.
Mr. McIntire was a self employed home builder and contractor for many years in this area. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Military Police with the Army Air Corps.
ELKINS -- Richard R. "Dick" Nida, 73, longtime owner and operator of Mountaineer Motor Sales Incorporated, a resident of Country Club Road, died early Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected and attributed to an apparent cardiac arrest.
He was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Spencer, a son of the late James and Edna Hammack Nida.
His wife of 50 years, the former Mary Evelyn LaRue, whom he married Oct. 31, 1942, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard L. and Steven E. Nida, both of Elkins, Sondra J. Justice, Elkins; one brother, Paul Nida, Elkins; one sister, Betty Shawver, Charleston; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clinton and Denzil Nida.
Mr. Nida was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School at Charleston, where he lettered in football and boxing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served with the 363rd Infantry during World War II, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was awarded the bronze star and was twice awarded the purple heart.
After being discharged from the Army, Mr. Nida began his 50 plus year career in the retail automobile business. He first worked as a sales representative at McMillan Motors at Charleston and later at Rhodes-Holland Chevrolet Dealership, where he attained the position of general manager before moving to Elkins in 1964. At that time he purchased Mountaineer Motor Sales, Inc., a Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Cadillac franchise from Sonny White, where he was still active in the day to day operations.
Mr. Nida was a former member of the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, Elkins Lodge No. 1135, Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks, the H.W. Daniel's Post No. 29, American Legion, the Tygarts Valley Post No. 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the First Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer.
WEST UNION -- Mildred Louise Smith, 83, a resident of Valley View Nursing Facility in Akron, Ohio, formerly of West Union, died at 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at the facility following an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 21, 1914, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late William Riley Doak and Georgia Davis Doak.
Her husband, Don W. Smith, whom she married Dec. 24, 1934, preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1984.
Surviving are one son, Ron Smith, Kent, Ohio; two sisters, Eva Smearman, Burgettstown, Pa., and Mary Alvey, Wintersville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Christine Smith, Fairfax, Va., and Shawn Smith, Kent; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Dilly and Gladys Swisher.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the West Union Chapter No. 56, Order of the Eastern Star for 53 years and a member of the West Union Christian Church. She was a homemaker.
AKRON, Ohio -- Newlon John Webb, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998.
He was born in Wallace and lived in Chardon and Akron.
His wife, Leone Ashcraft Webb, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Valerie Jean and Robert Bensinger, Akron; two granddaughters, Miray Jaksa and Valerie Jean Bensinger and two great-grandsons, Asriel and Noah Jaksa.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, John; one daughter, Eulalia Ann Cosindas, and an infant grandson, Charles Marshall Bensinger.
Mr. Webb was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Teamster Local 436 and the First Baptist Church of Akron.