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Obituaries for Thursday, September 24, 1998

Frena J. Begg

Frena Jo Boner Begg, 83, of Portland, Ore., died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, in Oregon, following an extended illness.

She was born June 27, 1915, in Benson, a daughter of the late Curtis and Locksie Bailey Boner Helmick.

On Sept. 6, 1946, she was married to Lt. Robert A. Begg on a National Radio Program called "Bride and Groom," who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1984.

Surviving are two sisters, Patricia Veres, Amboy, Wash., and Salle Nutter, Lambertville, Mich.; three brothers, Charles Boner, Bristol, Thomas Helmick, Lambertville, and Law Helmick, Fairmont; nieces and nephews, Michelle Bell, Vancouver, Wash., Mary Sue Lance, Clarksburg, Elizabeth "Libby" Swiger, Wolf Summit, Michael Ray Boner, Jane Lew, David Law Helmick, Georgia, and John Jacob Nutter, Temperance, Mich.; several friends from Virginia Beach, Va., including Sandra J. Parker, Maxine Lindsey and Marita Taft.

She was also preceded in death by one infant brother, Benjamin F. Boner.

Mrs. Begg worked in Baltimore, Md., before World War II when she joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pharmacy Department in the Psychiatric Ward from 1942-1945.

In addition to her Navy education following high school, Mrs. Begg also attended Hunter College in New York. From 1959 through 1969, she served as president of Treasure House Pastries Inc. She also created Treasured Eggs, sold exclusively by Colonial Williamsburg for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg Chapel, 443 W. Pike St. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Hulme officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery.


Robert D. Henry

WEST UNION -- Robert Dean "Bob" Henry, 52, of Colleyville, Texas, Tarrant County, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Baylor Medical Center, Irving, Texas, following complications from open heart surgery.

He was born Sept. 13, 1946, in Zanesville, Ohio, a son of Mary Mae Powell Henry, Fort Myers, Fla., and the late Clairmont Henry.

His wife, Fran L. Stone Henry, whom he married Oct. 9, 1982, survives.

Also surviving are one sister, Donna Walters, Fort Myers; one brother, William Paul "Bill" Henry, Gallipolis, Ohio; three nieces and nephews of Springfield, Ohio, Gallipolis, Ohio and Roanoke, Va.

Mr. Henry was a graduate of the Rio Grande College of Rio Grande, Ohio. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran with service during Vietnam, where he was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

He had just entered his 25th year of service with the Boy Scouts of America, beginning his career with scouting in Columbus, Ohio. Subsequent transfers took him to Dayton and Minneapolis, Minn.

In 1993, he returned to Dayton, where he accepted the position of executive director of the BSA Miami Valley Council. In early 1998 he was appointed as the national director of the New Boy Scouts of America Venture Program in Irving, Texas. He was Protestant and an avid boater.


Glenn McCartney Sr.

GRAFTON -- Glenn Ellis McCartney Sr., 80, of Route 1, Knottsville community, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born June 2, 1918, in Taylor County, a son of the late George and Carrie Locke McCartney.

His wife of 27 years, Vernadeen Shroyer McCartney, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Glenn McCartney Jr. and wife, Charlotte, Knottsville; three daughters, Connie Bramer and husband, Arnold, Bridgeport, Judy Counselman and husband, Marvin, Fairmont, and Mae Lambert, LaVale, Md.; 12 grandchildren, Thomas McCartney and Janet, Russ McCartney and wife, Brenda, Jackie McCartney, Cristal Shumaker and husband, Brian, all of Knottsville, Barbie McCartney, Thornton, Terry Lambert and wife, Lisa and Jimmy Lambert, all of LaVale, Bobby Lambert and Heather, Cumberland, Md., Billie Jo Wilson and husband, Kelly, Grafton, Michael McWhorter, Bridgeport, Bobby Jones and wife, Chris, Virginia Beach, Va., and Kim Twyman and husband, Jim, Fairmont; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Hersel McCartney, and one sister, Ruth Weekley, both of Knottsville; one stepbrother, Frank Ridenour, Virginia; one stepsister, Geraldine Watkins, Newburg, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Patty McCartney; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Paul McCartney, and two stepbrothers, Kenneth Paul Ridenour and Tom Ridenour.

Mr. McCartney was a retired engineer with the Chessie System Railroad and also owned and operated Tri-County Construction for several years. He was an avid musician who played the fiddle and was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.


Christine V. Scolish

Christine V. Scolish, 78, of 142 North Ohio Ave., Clarksburg, died around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Samuel Fragale and Chiara Basile Fragale.

Her husband of 53 years, Ross Scolish, whom she married Jan. 6, 1945 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rosemont, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John M. (Joyce Ann) Probst, Huntersville, N.C.; one granddaughter, Janine Michelle Bart, Clarksburg; one grandson, Jeffrey Brian Bart, Charlotte, N.C.; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Fragale, Riverdale, Md., and William "Bill" Fragale, Clarksburg.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Merandi, Flemington; five brothers, Bernard Pete Fragale and Eugene Joseph Fragale, both of Clarksburg, John Anthony Fragale, Bridgeport, and Samuel Junior Fragale, Charlottesville, Va.

Mrs. Scolish was a homemaker and an avid bowling league member. She was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Clarksburg.

Friends will be received from 1-9 p.m. today at Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 W. Pike St., Clarksburg. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Cesidio J. Federico as celebrant. Interment will follow in Simpson Cemetery, Taylor County. A scriptual wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.


Issie M. Travis

FAIRMONT -- Issie Mae Carpenter Travis, 95, of Winfield community, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 10, 1903, in Grassy Run on Pricketts Creek in Marion County, a daughter of the late Jonathan and Sarah Jane Hayhurst Carpenter.

Her husband, Victor A. Travis, whom she married July 4, 1922, preceded her in death on July 12, 1972.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Irene Travis, Nalcrest, Fla., and Fred Travis, Williamstown; five daughters and one son-in-law, Venena Maddox, Wheeling, Victoria Hoey, Sue Travis, Elaine and James Rogers and Donna Travis, all of Fairmont; eight grandchildren, Patricia Watkins and her husband, Christopher, Jay Travis, John Maddox and wife, Luana, Parkersburg, Timothy Rogers and wife, Twyla, Amy Mick and husband, Steven, Thomas Rogers and wife, Monica, Fred "Rick" Travis Jr. and Victor "V.J." Travis; 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Walter J. Hoey and Charles Maddox; one granddaughter, Delores Jean Travis; three sisters, Emma Dee Reeves, Minta Ellen Lambert and Ota Lee Conley, and three brothers, David "Buddy" Carpenter, William "Jink" Carpenter and Clint W. Carpenter.

Mrs. Travis was a homemaker. She was a member of the Winfield United Methodist Church and Fairmont Chapter No. 34, Order of the Eastern Star.

She enjoyed sewing and loved to garden and especially work with flowers.


Edith L. Westfall

BUCKHANNON -- Edith Lorena Westfall, 78, of 39 S. Florida St., died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Mooring Personal Care Home.

She was born Dec. 24, 1919, in Horner, a daughter of the late Frank Burr and Nancy Wilt Burr.

Her husband, Alvin Martz Westfall, whom she married Sept. 3, 1953, preceded her in death on July 19, 1978.

Surviving are one nephew, William Burr, Weirton; one niece, Wilma L. Post, Buckhannon, and two great-nieces and two great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Herbert, Kenny, Forest and Richard Burr.

Mrs. Westfall was a homemaker and a member of New Life Tabernacle.


Frances M. Whaley

PADEN CITY -- Frances M. Whaley, 85, of East Pollock Street, formerly of Pine Grove, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, in Wetzel County Hospital.

She was born April 16, 1913, in Spencer, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Isa Coe Parsons.

Her husband, Giles Whaley, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Charles Whaley, Paden City; one daughter, Carroll McManus, Clarksburg; one brother, Jack Parsons, Ripley; one sister, Patsy Greathouse, Spencer; her companion, Charles Dulaney, Pine Grove, and and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Barbara Jean Whaley and two infants, and one brother, Lloyd Parsons Jr.

Mrs. Whaley was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Pine Grove.