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NITRO -- Delores Davisson Ashcraft, 67, of Cross Lanes, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at Charleston Area Medical Center following a brief illness.
She was a native of Wolf Summit in Harrison County, a daughter of Mrs. Lena Davisson, Akron, Ohio.
Surviving is her husband, Marven L. Ashcraft.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Davis, Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. JoAnn Fletcher, Maple Heights, Ohio; two brothers, Donald Davisson, Berkeley Springs, and Ronald Davisson, Bristol; several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Ashcraft was a member of the Charleston Players Club in Charleston and a recipient of the Charleston Public Courts Tournament 'James Dent' Award in 1997. She was also the Charleston area Tennis Association's Volunteer of the Year in 1988 and the Charleston Tennis Association's Official of the Year in 1998. She was Protestant.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services at the Cooke Funeral Home Chapel in Nitro. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Friends will also be received from 7-9 p.m. on Monday at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St. in Clarksburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Quiet Dell.
Ronald E. Campbell, 59, of Route 1, Box 11 C, Lost Creek, died at 11:21 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, in United Hospital Center following a brief illness.
He was born March 24, 1939, in Henryetta, Okla., a son of the late Robert E. and Frances M. Kennedy Campbell.
Surviving are his fiancée, Brenda L. Cockrell; one son, Ronald E. Campbell II, Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Tammy) Rucker, Point of Rocks, Md., and Mrs. Danny (Tish) Golden, Princeton, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Gene (Becky) Denison, Suffolk, Va.; two grandsons, Christopher and Daniel Rucker, and four granddaughters, Jessica Rucker, Selena and Carissa Golden, and Julia Campbell.
Mr. Campbell retired in March of 1998 as a systems technician from Lucent Technologies. He was a member of the Communication Workers of America 07711500Local 2011 and was Protestant.
Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. today at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St. in Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. O.D. Harman officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.
BUCKHANNON -- George Ward Blaney, 88, of 35 1/2 College Ave., died at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at Angie Bailey's Personal Care Home.
He was born Sept. 23, 1910, in Grafton, a son of the late Cicero Byas Blaney and Grace Phares Blaney.
On Aug. 22, 1938, she married Lucille McCafferty Blaney, who preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1994.
Surviving are two cousins, Lois Heflin, Grafton, and Lloyd Shackelford, Parkville, Md.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Cicero Byas Blaney Jr.
Mr. Blaney was general manager at Bud Bennell Motors. He was a member of the Buckhannon Elks Club.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at Bluemont Cemetery in Grafton with the Rev. Thomas Horne officiating. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon is in charge of arrangements.
SHINNSTON -- Alice F. McKnight Jones, 82, of McDowell Street, Clarksburg, formerly of Lumberport, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 14, 1916, in Hartford, a daughter of the late Tobias and Clara Hall McKnight.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry V. Jones, on March 11, 1994.
Surviving are two sons, Billy R. Jones, Route 1, Fairmont, and Donald L. Jones, Lumberport; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Shara) Nay, Clarksburg; one brother, John McKnight, Bridgeport; one sister, Mildred Swisher Jones, Fairmont; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Harry Jones; one daughter, Gladys Jones; two great-grandsons, Shawn Michael and Roger Michael Clark; three brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the Lumberport United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. today at the Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Lions Club Cemetery in Lumberport.
PINE GROVE -- Cheyann Marie Price, 8-week-old daughter of Matthew and Ilah Norris Price, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
She was born Aug. 1, 1998, in Morgantown.
Also surviving are her paternal grandmother, Marie Price, Pricetown; her maternal grandparents, Nick and Jeannie Norris, Pine Grove; her maternal great-grandmother, Ethel Dulaney, Pine Grove; her maternal stepgreat-grandmother, Margaret Norris, Pine Grove; several aunts and uncles.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Pine Grove. Palmer Funeral Home in Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements.
BRIDGEPORT -- William H. Martin, 81, of Route 2, Simpson Creek community, died Friday evening, Sept. 25, 1998, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
He was born July 31, 1917, in Simpson Creek community, a son of the late Gail W. Martin and Nettie Stout Martin.
Surviving is his wife, Vesta Lee Mason Martin, whom he married Jan. 15, 1943.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Steven E. (Sharon) Roy, Route 1, Shinnston; one sister, Mrs. Ernie (Margaret) Bailey, Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Ms. Misty Layne Heldreth, Huntington, Mrs. Kelley Anne Adkins, Bridgeport, and Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Myers, Route 2, Bridgeport, and two great-grandchildren, Stevie Adkins, Bridgeport, and Cassidy Heldreth, Huntington.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy) Harbert.
Mr. Martin was a member of the Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a retired sheet metal worker and last worked for Fuel City Metal Works. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 1881st Engineers Aviation Battalion in the Pacific Theatre.
Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. today at the Allen Funeral Home in Bridgeport. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Sharon A. Carr officiating. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.
BRIDGEPORT -- William "Bill" Hamilton Painter, 77, of 602 Glen Ave., died Saturday morning, Sept. 26, 1998, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
He was born Feb. 6, 1921, in Porterwood, a son of the late Samuel Pinckney Painter and Cora Belle Fink Painter.
Surviving is his wife, Leontine Shock Painter, whom he married April 19, 1943.
Also surviving are one son, Samuel V. Painter and his wife Marcia, Barrackville; three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence T. (Nancy R.) Wages, Orlando, Fla., Betsy E. Painter and her husband Roger A. Kline, Tohatchi, N.M., Susan K. Painter and her husband Vincent A. Rifici, New Brunswick, N.J.; five grandchildren, Rebecca Susan Wages, Kittery, Maine, Luke Samuel Painter, Megan N. Tobin, Brittany Lynn Tobin and Tyler James Tobin, all of Barrackville.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been also preceded in death by two brothers, Earl E. Painter and Fred E. Painter, and two sisters, Mrs. J.C. (Macyl) Conneen and Mrs. J.H. (Hazel) Conneen.
Mr. Painter was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church. He was retired from the CSX Railroad Corporation as superintendent of Police and Property. He was a 50-year member of Grafton Lodge No. 15, A.F.& A.M., a member of Clarksburg Lodge of Perfection, Knights of Rose Croix, Valley of Wheeling, Scottish Bodies, Nemesis Temple Shrine, the Central West Virginia Shrine Club and the Taylor County Shrine Club.
He was also a member of the Mountaineer Lodge No. 78, Fraternal Order of Police and Bridgeport Post No. 8492, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Marines in the Pacific Theatre.
Mr. Painter was a graduate of Bridgeport High School and was awarded a diploma from the University of Hard Knocks in 1992.
Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen Funeral Home in Bridgeport. His body will be moved to the Bridgeport United Methodist Church to lie in state one hour prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dr. Dale C. Waters will officiate. Interment will follow in Bridgeport Cemetery.
The family has suggested that contributions may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, 2120 Stanley Hills Drive, Los Angeles, Calif., 90046.
GRAFTON -- Mary Josephine Robinson, 88, of Route 1, Grafton, died at 7:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at Grafton City Hospital.
She was born in Taylor County, Nov. 26, 1909, a daughter of the late Waitman T. Robinson and Annise McGee Robinson.
Surviving are one brother, Richard "Dick" Robinson, Grafton; one niece, Paula Sabo, Fairview, and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne Robinson and Owen Robinson.
She was a checkout clerk for the Home Laundry and Dry Cleaners and also for the Robinson Dry Cleaners of Grafton. She was a lifelong member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Grafton.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, U.S. Route 50 west of Grafton. A 34150801Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Grafton with Rev. Father Roanld G. Prechtl as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Grafton. A Christian Wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
ELKINS -- John William Rosencrance, 81, a resident of Valley Bend, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at his home.
He was born April 14, 1917, in Huttonsville, a son of the late Novel and Addie Bell Tacy Rosencrance.
On Aug. 28, 1940, he married Lillian Kelley Rosencrance, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Carlton Kelley Rosencrance and his wife Barbara, Elkins; one daughter, Mrs. Grove (Kathryn Ann) Kerns, Elkins; three brothers, Elwood Rosencrance, Salisbury, Md., Junior N. Rosencrance, Verona, Va., and Warren L. Rosencrance, Huttonsville; one sister, Ruby Bennett, Elkins; two grandchildren, Robert William Kerns and Grove "Zach" Kerns, Elkins; three stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Grover, Clarence and Roy Rosencrance, and three sisters, Reba Bell, Ruth Telemeco Shilling and Anna Victoria Rosencrance.
Mr. Rosencrance was a lifelong resident of Randolph County and was Methodist.
He was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School and attended Davis & Elkins College for two years. He received a Standard Normal teaching certificate. He taught school in Randolph County for three years and worked as assistant manager for Peoples Life Insurance for 27 years. He then served as Director of Education at Huttonsville Correctional Center for 10 years.
Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Verl Simmons and the Rev. Bud Elder officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville.