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WESTON -- Lena Patricia Burkhammer Cooper, 71, of 401 John St., died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.
She was born June 21, 1927, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Charles M. Burkhammer and Nancy Fisher Burkhammer.
Her former husband, Robert N. Cooper, survives at Route 1, Weston.
Also surviving are one daughter, Donna Lumbardo, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Laverna Kay Cooper; three brothers, Haymond, Arlie and Ottie Burkhammer and one sister, Neva Vieva Kelley.
Mrs. Cooper was Methodist.
At the request of the deceased her body was cremated. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, is in charge of arrangements.
WESTON -- Hazel Oleta Davis Hughes, 83, of 144 Cottage Ave., Weston, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.
She was born, Feb. 9, 1915, in Weston, a daughter of the late John Davis and Grace Groves Davis.
Her husband, James Arnett Hughes, whom she married on May 13, 1940, preceded her in death in October of 1992.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, James A. Hughes Jr. and Ellie Hughes, Naples, Fla.; one sister, Geraldine Davis, Weston; one grandson, James Scott; one step-grandson, Wayne Tobin; two granddaughters, Chere Deann and Carolyn Anne, and two great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Janette Hughes, who preceded her in death in 1955; one brother and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hughes was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, was a member of the Ladies Group at the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, and a member of the Teresa Snaith Hospital Auxiliary.
At the request of the deceased her body will be cremated. There will be no viewing or funeral service. A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family. Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, is in charge of arrangements.
BRIDGEPORT -- Betty J. Law, 74, of 204 Langtown Road, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 1, 1998, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 23, 1923, in Grantsville, a daughter of the late James Alley Gunn and Elizabeth Kelly Gunn McIntire.
Her husband, Robert G. Law, whom she married June 28, 1943, preceded her in death on March 30, 1995.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Victoria Seders, Bridgeport, and Mrs. Kevin (Robin) Compton, Farmington, N.M.; one sister, Mrs. Edna Fowler, Lorain, Ohio; four grandchildren, Michael Seders and Robert Seders, both of Bridgeport, Nathan Compton and Tyler Compton, both of Farmington.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Bill Gunn and Robert Gunn and two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Lutz and Mrs. Emma "Boots¨ Johnson.
Mrs. Law was retired from the Harrison County Clerk's Office where she served as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Rachel Chapter No. 47, Order of Eastern Star (now Queen Ester Chapter No. 11).
She was a graduate of Grantsville High School and West Virginia Business College.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas P. Horne officiating. Allen Funeral Home, Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangement.
The family has suggested in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, W.Va. 26303.
PARSONS -- Nina Agnes Phillips, 98, a former resident of Parsons, more recently a patient at Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 1, 1998, at the center.
She was born July 18, 1900, in Davis, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Poling Darkey.
On Nov. 15, 1924, in Parsons, she married Elmer Phillips, who preceded her in death in 1964.
Surviving are two sons, Elmer Phillips Jr., Thomas, and Bernard Phillips, Gautier, Miss.; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Price, Martinsburg, and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Karl, Guy, Harry and Harold Darkey and one sister, Katheryn Tabler.
Mrs. Phillips was a graduate of the Blackford District School with the Class of 1918, attended the Shepherd Normal School and taught school for many years at Davis, Grafton and Parsons. She was a member of the Foster Grandparents Teaching Program in Randolph County.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Parsons of which she was the oldest living member.
Gary R. Short, 38, of 2014 West Virginia Ave., Clarksburg, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 3, 1960, in Clarksburg, a son of Ronald Coleman Short and Shirley Pulice Anderson.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Michael (Karen Jo) Carter, Wrightsville, N.C., and Shirley Anderson, Rocky Mount, N.C.
Mr. Short was self employed and was an accomplished musician.
There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Bartolo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Bree Swiger, 65, of 21 Bailey St., Clarksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born July 17, 1933, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Alexander Bree Swiger and Martha Beatrice Knight Swiger.
His wife, Dolores Jean DeBarr Swiger, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Richard A. Swiger, two daughters, Sheila D. Law and Jackie Lynn Swiger, one brother, Robert E. Swiger, and two sisters, Thelma B. Swiger and Pauline Welch, all of Clarksburg, and three grandchildren, Richard E. Swiger II, Hannah E. Law and Edward C. Law II.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles S. Swiger and one sister, Martha Lipscomb.
Mr. Swiger was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church. He retired from J.C. Hart Brothers and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
NUTTER FORT -- Edith K. Wyckoff, 78, of Ohio Avenue, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Nutter Fort, a daughter of the late George Leslie and Nannie Mills Gifford.
Her husband, Elden "Ed¨ Wyckoff, preceded her in death in January of 1997.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Rebekah Wyckoff, Martinsburg; one brother, Kenneth Gifford, Erwin, N.C.; two sisters, Gertrude Yoak, Nutter Fort, and Daisy Lambrecht Sausser, Michigan and Florida; one grandson, James E. Wyckoff, Martinsburg, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Gary Wyckoff.
Mrs. Wyckoff was a member of Vincent Memorial United Methodist Church and a former member of Clarksburg Women's Bowling Association. She was the first treasurer of the Harrison County Association for the Retarded and later served as president.
Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today at Greathouse Funeral Home, Nutter Fort Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bonnie Starkey and Rev. D.D. Meighen officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Cemetery.