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Obituaries for Wednesday, September 23, 1998

Howard M. Colburn

BRIDGEPORT -- Howard May Colburn, 66, of Millbrook Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.

He was born Nov. 14, 1931, in Huntington, a son of the late Howard May and Florence Jones Colburn.

His wife, Thelma Mayse Colburn, survives in Bridgeport.

Also surviving are three sons, Arthur Colburn, Proctorville, Ohio, Larry Colburn, Huntington, and Gary Colburn, Lexington, Ky.; three daughters, Alice Colburn and Cheryl Colburn, both of Huntington, and Martha Bryant, Lexington; four grandchildren; one stepbrother, Arthur Cloninger, Huntington; one sister, Deloris Jones, Georgia; five stepchildren, Paula Harvey, Pittsburgh, Pa., Linda Martino, Clarksburg, Les Paul Mayse, Medina, Ohio, Brenda Oliverio and Bernie Mayse, both of Bridgeport; 10 stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles Colburn.

Mr. Colburn was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from the B&O and CSX Railroad, where he worked as a freight agent. He was formerly a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts in Huntington.

He was a current member of the American Legion Post 13 and VFW Post 573 in Clarksburg, and an honorary member of the CSX Union. He was Methodist.

Friends will be received from noon-2 p.m. Thursday at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens with the funeral service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospice Unit, Room 418, Clarksburg, 26301. Burnside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wanona W. Headley

SALEM -- Mrs. Wanona W. "Nonie" Headley, 74, of West Main Street, died at 9:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 9, 1924, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Bertie and Zelma Weekley Williams.

Her husband, Lester D. Headley, whom she married June 21, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, William B. Headley, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Robert L. Headley, Wolf Summit; two daughters, Susan A. Headley, Belpre, Ohio, and Mrs. Jesse (Jane) Becker, Marietta, Ohio; three brothers, Wayland Williams and Lester Weekley, both of Marietta, and James Claremont Williams, Follansbee; one sister, Mrs. Betty R. Thomas, West Union; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Headley was a member of Salem Church of Christ since 1954. She was a bookkeeper for the Mike Flanagan Ford of Salem for 17 years.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Salem Church of Christ with Albert Farley officiating. Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery at Alma, Tyler County.

It is requested by the family that expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the United Home Care and Peoples Hospice of Clarksburg, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg.

Steven G. Maxwell

PHILIPPI -- Steven Guy Maxwell, 62, a resident of Galloway, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Galloway, a son of the late William Ellis and Jessie L. Bennett Maxwell.

Surviving are one daughter, Ruth Maxwell, Ketchum, Idaho; three sisters, Betty Bardeaux, Fort Myers, Fla., Rosemarie Leggett, Warren, Ohio, and Shelia Hensley, Tampa, Fla., and one brother, William Maxwell Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Beverly Maxwell.

Mr. Maxwell was a self employed carpenter and United Methodist.

Leona H. Miller

BUCKHANNON -- Leona Holcomb Miller, 93, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Toledo, Ohio, and Rock Cave, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in Tucson.

She was born June 4, 1905, in Erbacon, a daughter of the late William R. Holcomb and Amanda Cutlip Holcomb.

Her husband, Wilson H. Miller, preceded her in death on March 29, 1974.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Miller was a nurse and Methodist.

Arthur B. Moreland

BUCKHANNON -- Arthur Bennett "Ben" Moreland, 75, of Route 4, Box 586, died Monday, September 21, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born March 3, 1923, in Kesling Mill, a son of the late Arthur William Moreland and Stella Celia Bennett Moreland.

His wife, Rosemary Sandy Moreland, whom he married Sept. 22, 1966, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Deborah Ann and husband, Rick Harper, Kesling Mill; two sons, Benny L. Lane, Linthicum, Md., and Miles Duane and wife, Tina Moreland, Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Jody Ann Moreland, Linthicum; two grandsons, Dustin Richard Harper, Kesling, and Michael Duane Moreland, Buckhannon, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Dennis Lynn Moreland; one brother, Clarence Miles Moreland, and one sister, Velva Moreland Carlyle.

Mr. Moreland was an auto mechanic at the West Virginia Department of Highways. He attended Kesling United Methodist Church.

He was a past member of the Upshur County Coon Hunters Association and enjoyed country and bluegrass music.

Thelma M. Ramsey

JANE LEW -- Thelma Madline Ramsey, 85, of Route 1, Jane Lew, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at Meadowview Manor Nursing Home.

Her husband, Homer L. Ramsey, preceded her in death in 1977.

Surviving are one son, William L. Ramsey, High Street, Jane Lew; one daughter, Evelyn Jo Ann Greaver, Hookstown, Pa.; five sisters, Ruth Paxton, Sebring, Ohio, Christine Riley, Philadelphia, Pa., Garnet Eason, Blue Eye, Mo., Maxine Enlow, Ohio, and Augustine Dobbins, Texas; five brothers, Doyle Westfall and Denver Westfall, both of Jane Lew, Dulin Westfall, Albuquerque, N.M., Don Westfall, Fairmont, and Dana Westfall, Melbourne, Fla., and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ramsey was a homemaker and Baptist.

There will be no visitation. Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew is in charge of funeral services.

Hildred L. Tanner

Hildred Lenore Tanner, 81, of 12 Honeysuckle Lane, Clarksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 13, 1917, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late George W. Brown and Rachel Brown.

Her husband, Ellis T. Tanner, whom she married June 28, 1941, preceded her in death on June 12, 1977.

Surviving are two sons, Haymond Tanner and David and his wife, Mitzie Tanner, two daughters, Jane and husband, Robert Thompson and Marianne and husband, Jon Acosta-Delgado, all of Clarksburg; one brother, Charlie Brown, Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren, Mark and Jennifer Waggamon, Chad E. Tanner and his fiancee, Connie Glancy, Brittany and Shawn Hileman; three great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Tanner and Mary Brown, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Fred Brown, and two sisters, Lula Morris and Frankie Wagner.

Mrs. Tanner was a member of Sycamore Methodist Church and the Sycamore Farm Women's Club.

Ruth T. Thomas

PHILIPPI -- Ruth Teter Thomas, 81, a resident of 41 South High St., died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Broaddus Hospital.

She was born April 15, 1917, in Belington, the only child of the late Charles E. and Delia K. Curry Teter.

Ms. Thomas retired as an art teacher in the Barbour County schools with 41 years of service.

She was a member of Arktaean Club, Chapter C, P.E.O. Sisterhood and was United Methodist.

Raymond B. Tyre

BUCKHANNON -- Raymond Bruce Tyre, 84, of 3 East Lincoln St., died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at his home.

He was born Jan. 26, 1914, in Elkins, a son of the late William D. Tyre and Maude Curtis Tyre.

His wife, Irene E. Woodford Tyre, whom he married in 1941, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Dr. Loraine Tyre, Morgantown; one son, Dr. Robert Bruce Tyre, Poca; two sisters, Mary Hume and Natalie Barb, both of Elkins; and two stepgranddaughters, Lisa Padden, Chicago, Ill., and Danielle Jasinski, Poca.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Glen Tyre; two sisters, Lela Hamilton and Alma Little, and one sister, Gladys Weese.

Mr. Tyre worked at the railway, the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years and served in the Marines during World War II. Following retirement he served as a contact officer for the Veterans Affairs.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7, American Legion, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.