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PARSONS -- Kenneth Leonard Barr, 68, a native of Tucker County, and a resident of Golden, Colo., died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at Lutheran Medical Center, Wheatridge, Colo. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Aug. 10, 1930, in St. George, a son of the late John and Flossie Warner Barr.
He was twice married, first to the former Georgia Long, who survives at Colorado. His second wife, the former Ethel Wain Johns, survives at Golden.
Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth Leonard Barr Jr. and David Michael Barr, both of Golden; one stepson, Dwight Johns, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Diane Johns, Denver, Colo., and Robin Hancock, Littleton, Colo.; three brothers, Estel Barr, Elk Garden, Chet Barr, Baltimore, Md., and Virgil Barr, Burling Game, Kan.; one sister, Mary White, Wilsonburg; four grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Barr Jr.
Mr. Barr was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1950, of which he was a member of the football squad and the track team. He attended the University of Maryland, where he also participated in football and track.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, had worked for the Sun-Strand Corporation as a time efficiency expert at Denver, and attended Glennon Heights Mennonite Church at Colorado.
BUCKHANNON -- Emma B. "Kitty" Collins, 61, of 2 Orr St., died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
She was born April 10, 1937, in Weston, a daughter of the late Arnold C. Lamb and Ruth Price Lamb.
Her husband, Harley B. Collins, whom she married April 24, 1954, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Vicki Darlene McCartney, Ireland; one sister, Frances Turner, Weston, and two brothers, James R. Lamb, Weston, and Robert E. Lamb, Parkersburg.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Clarence Lamb.
Mrs. Collins was a teacher's aide and attended First Baptist Church of Buckhannon.
WESTON -- Samuel Edward ''Ed'' Gay, 90, of 112 Harrison Avenue, died at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 17, 1908, in Lewis County, a son of the late George M. Gay and Lucinda Freeman Gay.
On Sept. 15, 1934, he married the former Ruby Dennison, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Jerry Lee Gay, Weston; one brother, Leonard M. Gay, McDonald, Ohio; four grandchildren, Stephen Gay, Terri Linger, Sherri Trefz and Jennifer Gay, and seven great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Adrian Gay and Presley Gay, and four sisters, Earsel Scarf, Iva Jane Smith, Letha Duncan and Beatrice Johnson.
Mr. Gay was a retired fireman for the C&O and B&O Railroad, with 29 years of service. He was a member of the Haleville Union Mission Church in Weston.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Floyd Funeral Home, 422 Main Ave. in Weston. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clyde Crites and the Rev. William J.B. Gum officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Alfred Nova Hawkins, 78, of Route 1, Wolf Summit, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at United Hospital Center following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Pickens, a son of the late Camden Frederick and Grace Knicely Hawkins.
Surviving are three brothers, Camden Coy Hawkins and Ashford Hawkins, both of Clarksburg, and Robert Hawkins, Brunswick, Ohio; three sisters, Frances Shaffer and Margaret Reed, both of Parkersburg, and Emogene Parks, Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Hawkins was a farmer and attended Coplin United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Carus Cambell officiating. Interment will follow in Coplin Cemetery, Jarvisville.
FLATWOODS -- Elaine "Tink" Heater, 44, of Burnsville, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, near Gassaway, following a brief illness.
She was born July 7, 1954, in Charleston, a daughter of Russell and Charlotte Blankenship Dolin, Chesapeake, Va.
Her husband, Rodney Heater, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Randy Perry, Burnsville, and David Heater, at home; three sisters, Diane Fisher, Gaston, Ore., Vickie Tonkin, Corley, and Rhonda Dolin, Detroit, Mich.; four brothers, Anthony Shelton, Clio, Kenneth Shelton, Big Chimney, Larry Shelton, Detroit, and Ty Dolin, Ecorse, Mich.
Mrs. Heater was an employee of the John Skidmore Truck Stop at Flatwoods.
SHINNSTON -- Brenda J. Wilkey, 53, of Route 3, Shinnston, died at 8:27 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, in Fairmont General Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born July 11, 1945, in Frances Mines, a daughter of Violet "Bea" Watson Blare, Shinnston, and the late Royce "Cotton" Blare.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Milo Milton Holt, and her second husband, Donald Ray Wilkey.
Surviving are two sons, Milo M. Holt II, Shinnston, and Donald R. Wilkey Jr., Falls Church, Va.; two stepdaughters, Cheryl L. Nix, Lumberport, Ill., and Debra Raye Wilkey, Savannah, Ga.; one sister, Yvonne M. Moser, Cortland, Ohio; one brother, Tracy Blare, Waldorf, Md.; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Anthony R. "Sonny" Blare.
Mrs. Wilkey was a homemaker and Methodist.
Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gail Carson officiating. Interment will follow in the IOOF Cemetery, Enterprise.
JANE LEW -- Melba Campbell Wolfe, 73, of West Milford, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
She was born March 26, 1925, in Willeyville, a daughter of the late Bob Campbell and Ellen Shuman Campbell.
Her husband, Homer N. "Bud" Wolfe, whom she married in 1951 Oakland, Md., preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1992.
Surviving are one son, Daniel Lynn Wolfe, West Milford; one daughter, Candace Queen, Clarksburg; two brothers, William D. Campbell, Fairview, and Robert L. Campbell, New Martinsville, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wolfe worked for the Army as a decoder during World War II in Washington, D.C. She was a retired dental assistant.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Kenneth K. Howell officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery at West Milford.