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Obituaries from the Thursday, May 28, editions of the Exponent and Telegram
Roy D. Dilley
FLATWOODS -- Roy D. Dilley, 65, of Sutton, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born May 26, 1933, in Braxton County, a son of the late Javis Dilley and Catherine Dilley.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Dilley, Sutton; one daughter, Desiree R. Dilley, and one son, Gregory W. Dilley, both 01502302of Sutton; three sisters, Ruth, Judy and Susie, and two brothers, Doyle and Burnell.
There were no services. Interment was in Poplar Ridge Cemetery.
Della M. Hymes
BELINGTON -- Della Marie Hymes, 72, of Route 1, Montrose, Kirt community, died Tuesday morning, May 26, 1998, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Kirt community, a daughter of the late Lafayette Stemple and Minnie Moore Stemple Biller.
Her husband, John Washington Hymes, whom she married May 15, 1943, preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1998.
Surviving are three sons and four daughters-in-law, John D. and Kathy Hymes, Beckley, James Larry and Mary Hymes, Colona, Ill., Jack Neal and Judy Hymes, Belington, and Mrs. Ray W. (Kathy) Hymes, Route 1, Montrose, and 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Ray Washington Hymes and Joe Michael Hymes; one sister, Juanita Dumire, and one brother, Denzel Wilson Stemple.
Mrs. Hymes was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Laurel Mt. Post No. 410, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren.
Bessie M. Lewis
WESTON -- Bessie M. Lewis, 87, of 128 McGary Ave., died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, following an extended illness.
She was born July 8, 1910, in Weston, a daughter of the late John W. Williams and Minnie Lough Williams.
Her husband, Galen C. Lewis, whom she married July 23, 1932, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Donald G. Lewis, Weston; one granddaughter, Andrea M. "Shelly" Baugh, Weston, and one great-granddaughter, Tyla Baugh.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Lewis was employed as a glass cutter for Borchert Glass Company for several years. She was Methodist.
Friends will be received from 3-5 p.m. Friday at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joseph Shreve officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery at Berlin.
Lydine H. Martin
WESTOVER -- Lydine Hardin Martin, 64, of 4010 West Ridge Drive, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at Monongalia General Hospital.
She was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Alum Bridge, the daughter of McClure and Lucille Titus Hardin, Westover.
Surviving are her husband, James C. Martin; three daughters, Cathy Martin and Kamilla Martin, both of Morgantown, Keely and her husband, Larry Mench, Westover; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Lisa Martin, Columbus, Ohio, and Michael and Heather Martin, Herndon, Va.; and seven grandchildren, Alexandra, Blake, Matthew, Tyler, Aubrey, Casey and Mason.
Mrs. Martin was a 1951 graduate of Morgantown High School and a 1955 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor of science degree in education. She was a home economics-art teacher in the Madison, Ohio school system for 29 years.
She was a member of the Ohio Education Association, the American Association of University Women and the Chapel United Methodist Church. Following retirement she and her husband returned to Westover, where she was a member of the Westover United Methodist Church and Fairheights Garden Club.
Charles G. McCune
PENNSBORO -- Charles G. McCune, 63, of Pennsboro, died Monday, May 25, 1998, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Charleston, a son of the late Oristis T. and Hazel McCune.
In the past, Mr. McCune had made his home with his surviving cousins, Barbara Hurst, David and Matthew Galloway and Michele Freeland, and one aunt, Madalyn Powell, all of Parkersburg.
He was also preceded in death by his uncle and aunt, Burt and Molly Payne, with whom he also made his home for many years.
Mr. McCune had been employed by the Pennsboro Glass Company, Pennsboro, and Mid Atlantic Glass of Ellenboro for many years. He was an avid fan and booster of all Ritchie County sports.
MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- Regina "Jeanie" Murphy, of Gladstone, Ore., died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 14, 1948, in Clarksburg, a daughter of Betty Seckman, Clarksburg.
Her husband, Carl Murphy, whom she married March 11, 1967 in Campbell, Calif. survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Kelly Murphy-Wou, Puyallup, Wash.; one son, Rian Murphy, Gladstone; one brother, Jerry Seckman, Sacramento, Calif.; one grandson, Kyle Wou, Puyallup, and her grandfather, Harold Lantz, Clarksburg.
Mrs. Murphy was an administrative assistant for Deloitte and Touche Accounting Firm. She was a member of Tri-City Baptist Temple.
The funeral service was held in Gladstone.
Phyllis M. Perry
SHINNSTON -- Phyllis May Perry, 87, of Haywood Road, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born March 1, 1911, in Lumberport, a daughter of the late Alfred F. and Cora Elizabeth Poling Satterfield.
Her husband of 69 years, Glenn B. Perry, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Margaret L. Ashcraft and her husband, Paul W., Haywood Road; three grandchildren, Michael Glenn Ashcraft and his wife, Vicki, Mark Patrick Ashcraft, and Pamela Ashcraft Spagnuolo and her husband, Anthony, all of Haywood Road; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; two nieces, one nephew, and several cousins.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and George Satterfield, and one nephew, Tommy Satterfield.
Mrs. Perry was a homemaker and Christian. She was a member of Lamberts Run United Methodist Church and a former member of the Haywood United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and treasurer for 40 years.
Friends will be received after 2 p.m. today at Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Wykoff officiating. Interment will follow in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
BUCKHANNON -- Genevieve Howard Phillips, 94, of Holbrook Nursing Home, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, in St. Joseph's Hospital.
She was born May 7, 1904, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late A.A. Hyre and Rosemary Hafstetter Hyre.
Her husband, Sewell Clare Phillips, preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1976.
Surviving are one brother, Dr. Richard Hyre, Huntington.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Goldie Neely.
Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker.
James Bennett "J.B." Shuman, 45, of Lost Creek, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born July 9, 1952, in Clarksburg, a son of Marguerite Andrick Jones, Tennessee, and the late Clyde Bennett Shuman.
His wife, Joyce E. Randolph Shuman, whom he married Sept. 19, 1970, survives.
Also surviving are his adoptive mother, Nola J. Shuman; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Joel B. and Amber Shuman, Lost Creek, Jesse B. Shuman and Justin R. Shuman, both at home; one daughter, Mrs. Chauncey (April) Johnson, Lost Creek; two grandchildren, Jerry B. Shuman and Jesse J. Johnson; two stepgrandchildren, Bobbi Jo Johnson and Chauncey Johnson III; one sister, Pamela J. Starkey, West Milford; one half sister, Jennifer Clark, Illinois; one half brother, Les B. Jones, Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Shuman was vice president of Nexus Drilling and a United Methodist minister. He was a member of the West Milford United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg Chapel, 443 W. Pike St. His body will be taken to the West Milford United Methodist Church to lie in state one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service on Monday, with the Rev. Gary Rapking officiating.
At the request of Mr. Shuman, following the funeral service he will be cremated. Contributions may be made to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, W.Va., 26302-1680.
Opal A. Stoneking
WESTON -- Opal Alice Stoneking, 89, a resident of Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, formerly of 514 Court Ave., died at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in Holbrook Nursing Home following an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 8, 1908, in Cedarville, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Clowser and Mary Luzader Clowser.
Her husband, Frank Stoneking, whom she married Oct. 12, 1926, preceded her in death on May 13, 1990.
Surviving are one son, Billy Gene Stoneking, Bridgeport; two grandsons and daughters-in-law, William L. and Verlene Stoneking and Robert F. and Johanna Stoneking, all of Bridgeport; two great-grandchildren, Chad William Stoneking and Eric Michael Stoneking, and three stepgreat-grandsons, Chris, Brendan and Sean Gibat, all of Bridgeport.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Stoneking and her husband owned and operated the Stoneking Luncheon in Roanoke for 40 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Weston and was a lifetime member of the Theresa Snaith Auxiliary of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Renquest officiating. Interment will follow in Weston Masonic Cemetery.
Lynn H. Williams
Lynn H. Williams, 59, of 109 Summit Court, Clarksburg, died at 5:33 p.m. Monday, May 25, 1998, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
He was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Walter Lynn Williams and Alma Kanney Williams.
His wife, Mercedes Forte Williams, whom he married Jan. 23, 1961, survives.
Also surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Lynn M. and Donna B. Williams and Kristopher K. Williams, all of Clarksburg; one granddaughter, Ashley D. Williams; one niece, Mychael Eisen and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Inaleigh Johnson-Eisen.
Mr. Williams had worked for UCAR in Anmoore as a member of the preparation crew. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Clarksburg, the OCAW-AFL-CIO, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and was a past member of the Harrison County United Way.
He was past president of Summit Center, past board member of New Directions, past president and executive board member of the National Association of Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils, and vice president of the board of directors of the Harrison County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He was a master mason in Beulah Lodge No. 15.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Scott T. Holcombe officiating. Interment will follow in the Christ Church Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted by Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1492, or the Harrison Chapter of American Red Cross, 165 S. Oak St., Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301 in his memory