These are some of the Obits listed in the Record Delta for 1998. Often the information found in this newspaper has not been fully correct and you should write to the county court house for the official record.

The Record Delta lists the wifes with their present married name with the maiden listed prior to the married name, example= Emma Summers Cutright, her maiden name being Summers. In some cases the maiden name is not listed.


Willard Bailey, 69, of New Brighton, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1997, at Ambridge, Pa. He was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Walter Bailey and Lilly Mae Wilfong Bailey. His wife, Elinor Lee Bailey, preceded him in death in 1978. Surviving are two brothers, Walter and Kay Bailey, Ambridge, and Carl Bailey, Buckhannon; two sisters, Maxine Hayhurst, Buckhannon, and Pansy Dawson, Idaho; two close friends, Mary Kay Steel, Beaver, and Margaret Burford, New Brighton, and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Donald, Wayne, Junior Elwood and Warren Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a millwright with Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation Aliquippa for 31 years.

Dallas Beavers, 94, a resident of I.O.O.F. Home in Elkins, formerly of Pickens, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins. He was born Feb. 13, 1903, in Hamilton, a son of the late George William Beavers and Olive Mae Plum Beavers. Surviving are two sisters, Mabel Ramey, Pickens, and Rolena Wilkins, Webster Springs. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Gisella Wilfong and Junia Mateel Booth. Mr. Beavers was a member of Pickens I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 224 and an associate member of the Randolph Odd Fellow Lodge No. 116 of Elkins. He was a sawmill laborer and Christian.

Pauline May Boyles, 88, of Wintersville, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Terrace View Nursing Home, Millersburg. She was born Feb. 27, 1909, in Bristol, a daughter of the late George T. Strother and Ollie M. Haney Strother. Her husband, Byron P. Boyles, preceded her in death on July 3, 1982. Surviving are two sons, James D. Boyles, Clarksburg, and Jerry R. Boyles, Milwaukee, Wisc.; one sister, Virginia McFadden, Johnson City, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, John Phillip Haught, six brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Boyles was a member of Two Ridges U.P. Church, Wintersville.

Nellie Frances Cerisano, 91, formerly of 238 Meadowlane Ave., died Monday morning, Feb. 2, 1998, at Arbors at Fairmont Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 12, 1906, in Meadowbrook, a daughter of the late Joseph Bilotta and Victoria Aiello Bilotta. Her husband, Joseph A. Cerisano Sr., preceded her in death in 1981. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Mary Theresa Cerisano, Fairmont, and John and Linda Cerisano, Vienna, Va.; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Jr. and Russell; five brothers and sisters, Joe, Sam, Carmen, Jess and Joseph Belot, Rose Mazzie, Sara Cerullo, Antoinette and Katherine Folio and Mary Noce and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Cerisano was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Watson, and the Holy Name of Mary Guild.

Aubra G. "Junior" Freeman, 76, of Route 2, West Union, Piggins Run community, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born July 24, 1921, in Nutter Fort, a son of the late Aubra Guy Freeman Sr. and Dicie Keys Freeman. Surviving are his wife, Tahereh Freeman; three nephews and one niece. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by two brothers, Keith Freeman and Erlin Freeman. Mr. Freeman had served in the U.S. Coast Guard on the S.S. Southwestern Victory, was a world traveler, gardener and Protestant.

Eva Pearl George, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Worthington Nursing Home, Columbus, Ohio. Surviving are one son, Ken (Mary Ellen) George, Columbus; one daughter, Brenda (David) Sudbury, Lansing, Mich.; four grandchildren, Marie, Kevin, Johnny and Philip; two sisters, Kathleen Briggs, Oklahoma, and Helen Davis, Columbus, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. George was a member of the Whitehall United Methodist Church choir and an avid bowler.

Charles Howard Gilchrist, 59, of HC 64, Alum Bridge, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness. He was born June 4, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Samuel V. Gilchrist and Esther Jane McCoy Gilchrist. His wife, the former Joy Lea Gregoire, whom he married on Feb. 9, 1963, survives. Also surviving are four sons, Michael D. Gilchrist, Mogadore, Ohio, Mark D. Gilchrist, North Canton, Ohio, Joseph C. Gilchrist, Uniontown, Ohio, and Sgt. Jene H. Gilchrist, Ft. Lewis, Wash.; one daughter, Dena' Jane Boyer Crider, Millersburg, Ohio; one sister, Jane Hope Boger, Akron, and 15 grandchildren. Mr. Gilchrist retired from the Consolidated Freightway in Zanesville, Ohio, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Stonecoal United Methodist Church, the Orange Lodge 406, F&AM of Leesville, Ohio, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 637, and a charter member and president of Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Jackson Mill Heritage Foundation, a director of Mining Your History Foundation, a volunteer for the Central West Virginia Genealogy and History Foundation, a member of the Volunteer Historic Area Jackson Mill, a past president and member of the East Lewis Lions Club, and a recipient of the Citizenship Award through Modern Woodman of American. Mr. Gilchrist was a past patron of the Order of Eastern Star in Leesville, past president of Conotton Valley Athletic Boosters, past treasure of Panther Den Boost Club. Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. today at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. William Dawson officiating. Interment will follow in the Peterson Cemetery.

Shirley Carden Gipson, 72, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Vincentian Nursing Home, Pittsburgh, following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Lewis County, Her husband, Richard A. Gipson, preceded her in death on July 10, 1997. Surviving are one niece, Carol Downy Fuller, Butler, Pa., and one cousin, Cecelia Lee Groff, Luling, La. Mrs. Gipson worked many years for the U.S. Steel Company and retired from the advertising business. She attended the Northmont United Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Weston Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Martin Wine officiating. Interment will follow in Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Mabel N. Gum, 91, of 115 Nicholas St., Clarksburg, died at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 31, 1998, at United Hospital Center. She was born Jan. 9, 1907, in Benson, a daughter of the late Emory Gum and Ora Morris Gum. Surviving are two sisters, Ellen Marie Gum and Mary Helen Gum, both of 115 Nicholas St., Clarksburg, and several cousins. Ms. Gum had worked many years for Loar and White as a pressor and was the granddaughter of the late Harvey Morris, founder of the Morris Funeral Home at Jane Lew. She was a former member of the Morris Chapel U.B. Church.

Estel Ray Riley, 37, of Route 2, Box 40, Jane Lew, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, in United Hospital Center. He was born June 15, 1960, in Cherry Fork, a son of Marvin Francis Riley, Heaston Ridge, and Bertha Kincaid Smith, Buckhannon. Also surviving are one daughter, Jamie Nicole Riley, Buckhannon; three sisters, Carolene Sheets, Jane Lew, Wilma Daugherty, Philippi, and Lola Spangler, Buckhannon; two brothers, Melvin Riley, Tampa, Fla., and Larry Riley, Martinsburg; two half sisters, Barbara Starkey, Buckhannon, and Carol Marsh, Little Birch, and one half brother, Marion "Buster" Robinson, Wallace. He was also preceded in death by two half brothers. Mr. Riley was a labor and worked in construction.

Evelyn R. Mitchell Wimer, 80, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, formerly of Weston and Orlando, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at the Gas Lite Villa Convalescent Center, Canal Fulton, following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Orlando, a daughter of the late Robert L. Mitchell and Necie J. Skinner Mitchell Freeman. Her husband, James Pete Wimer, whom she married on Jan. 2, 1945, survives. Also surviving are one son, James R. (Sherrell) Wimer, North Canton; one daughter, Mrs. N.T. (Betty) Graybill, Canton, Ohio; one brother, Charles Freeman, Charleston; one sister, Maxine Coburn, Clarksburg; one sister-in-law, Virginia Mitchell, Roanoke; two grandchildren, Renee and Floyd Wimer, North Canton; one uncle, Frank Skinner, Buckhannon, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one infant sister, Audra Mitchell; two brothers, Benjamin W. Mitchell and Luther M. Mitchell, and several stepbrothers and stepsisters. Mrs. Wimer was a homemaker and attended the Orlando United Methodist Church, the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Weston and the Gas Lite Villa Chapel. She was a member of the Villa Voices, the Canton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and enjoyed reading, writing letters, gardening and genealogy. Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. today at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. W.H. Hoover officiating. Interment will follow in Orlando Cemetery, Orlando.

February 4, 1998

Dallas Beavers, 94, a resident of I.O.O.F. Home in Elkins, formerly of Pickens, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins. He was born Feb. 13, 1903, in Hamilton, a son of the late George William Beavers and Olive Mae Plum Beavers. Surviving are two sisters, Mabel Ramey, Pickens, and Rolena Wilkins, Webster Springs. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Gisella Wilfong and Junia Mateel Booth. Mr. Beavers was a member of Pickens I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 224 and an associate member of the Randolph Odd Fellow Lodge No. 116 of Elkins. He was a sawmill laborer and Christian.

Viola Grace Butcher, 86, a resident of Route 2, Belington, 4-H Road, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, in the Barberton Citizen Hospital, Barberton, Ohio. She was born May 24, 1911, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Glen G. Johnson and Sophia Augusta Annon Johnson. Her husband, Tazwell S. "Taz" Butcher, whom she married March 31, 1929, in Meadowville, preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1989. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Judith C. and Kenneth Ferguson, 4-H Road, Belington; three sons and daughter-in-laws, William T. and Paulene Butcher and John C. and Harriet Butcher, all of Akron, Ohio, and James U. and Janet Butcher, Norton, Ohio; seven grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by three brothers, Garland, Robert and Galen Johnson, and one infant brother and sister; one daughter, Mrs. A.R. (Nina Jean) Stalnaker and one great-granddaughter. Mrs. Butcher was a homemaker and a member of Central Chapel United Methodist Church. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. today at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi.

Mabel N. Gum, 91, of 115 Nicholas St., Clarksburg, died at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 31, 1998, at United Hospital Center. She was born Jan. 9, 1907, in Benson, a daughter of the late Emory Gum and Ora Morris Gum. Surviving are two sisters, Ellen Marie Gum and Mary Helen Gum, both of 115 Nicholas St., Clarksburg, and several cousins. Ms. Gum had worked many years for Loar and White as a pressor and was the granddaughter of the late Harvey Morris, founder of the Morris Funeral Home at Jane Lew. She was a former member of the Morris Chapel U.B. Church.

Carlton Leo Jones, 77, of Route 2, Camden, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Carl Jones and Maxie Heckert Jones. On June 15, 1953, he married the former Dorothy Arbogast, who preceded him in death on July 23, 1985. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Louise Corathers and Mrs. Connie Sue Moran, both of Weston; one son, Carlton E. Jones, Camden, and five grandchildren. Mr. Jones was a carpenter with the contracter Claude Cochran and a member of the Doyle Chapel United Methodist Church. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Jane Lew.

Gladys M. Radcliff, 66, of Jane Lew, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, Weston, following an unexpected illness. She was born July 5, 1931, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Sherman and Lura Radcliff Helmick. Her husband, Howard L. Radcliff, preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving are two sons, Roma Radcliff, Troy, and Bill Radcliff, Weston; seven daughters, Joann Boyers and Betty McCord, both of Weston, Connie Radcliff, Troy, Donna Boyers, Cedarville, Joyce Biship, Walkersville, Tammy Flather, Ohio, Mary Shackleford, Spencer; three brothers, Clarence, Lawrence and Hayward Radcliff, all of Glenville; 21 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. She was also preceded in death by one sister. Mrs. Radcliff was a homemaker and Baptist.

Wilford Rexroad, 76, of 317 1/ 2 S. 22nd St., formerly of Flemington, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at his home following a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Adrian, Barbour County, a son of the late Socrates C. Rexroad and Viola Dove Rhodes Rexroad. Surviving are his wife, Marguerite Charles Rexroad; one son, Jerry Rexroad, Clarksburg; one daughter, Jennie Dolan, Shinnston; one sister, Juanita Sayers, Bridgeport; four grandchildren, Branden and Shannon Rexroad, John and D.J. Dolan. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Rexroad. Mr. Rexroad was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre. He was a mechanic with the West Virginia Department of Highways, having retired in 1983. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at McGlumphy Funeral Home.

Delbert L. Satterfield Sr., 67, of Route 1, Cairo, Glendale community, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg. He was born Jan. 20, 1931, in Bear Run near Glendale, Ritchie County, a son of the late Charles Morrison Satterfield and Mary Iona Ashby Satterfield. Surviving are his wife, Patsy Lee Carper Satterfield; two sons, Wayne Satterfield, Parkersburg, and Delbert Satterfield Jr., Cairo; one daughter, Tammy Cronin, St. Marys, Glendale community; two sisters, Thelma Goodwin, Parkersburg, and Evelyn Johnson, Anchorage, Alaska, and four grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Arley, Burl, Norman, Charles and Everett Satterfield, and two sisters, Irene James and Geraldine Hudkins. Mr. Satterifeld was a retired truck driver with Quaker State Oil Corporation with 20 years of service and had been employed the past eight years with Mountaineer Bulk of Pike. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army with service in Germany.

Ella Anna Price Stout, 79, of Peters Run Road, Lumberport community, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at her residence. She was born March 7, 1918, in Lumberport, a daughter of the late Samuel Price and Rhoda Wycoffe Price. Her husband, Steve Stout, preceded her in death on March 7, 1988. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Grace Barker and Robert Barker, both of Clarksburg; two brothers, John Price, Shinnston, and Bob Price, Glenville; three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Goldie) Smith, Warsaw, Ohio, Bertha Price, Weston, and Gladys Price, New Martinsville. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Howard, Lias, Ray and Joe Price and three sisters. Mrs. Stout was Protestant. Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. today and 2-6 p.m. Tuesday at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Stout Cemetery, Stouts Run, Wetzel County.

Frank Street, 50, of Masontown, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born Aug. 25, 1947, in Morgantown, a son of Dennis Street and Grace Burke Street. His wife of 31 years, Carolyn Hawley Street, survives. Also surviving are three sons and their spouses, Steven and Ann Street, Edward and Kristen Street and Craig Street; one daughter, Stephanie Street; three grandchildren, Sarah, Steven and Cody Street; two brothers, David and Roger Street; one sister, Pam Jenkins and his grandmother, Josephine Street. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence Street and Edward and Catherine Burke. Mr. Street was co-owner of Streets Store, Masontown, a 1965 graduate of Valley High School and Morgantown Business College. He was an executive member of Wesbanco, Fairmont, the Boy Scouts of America and committee chairman of Troop 91 of the Boy Scouts. He received the Silver Beaver Award. He was a member, treasurer and past president of Valley District Lions Club and the Mountaineer Coin Club and a recipient of the Leonard Jarrett Award. He was also a member and on the Board of Directors with the Preston County Livestock Association.

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Holly Virginia Fletcher, 86, a former resident of Beverly Pike and more recently a resident of Huttonsville, where she made her home with her daughter, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Davis Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 5, 1911, at Lanesville, a daughter of the late Charles and Martha Carr Spedden. She was twice married, first to Glenn Tyre on June 27, 1938, who preceded her in death, then to D. Edwin Fletcher on Jan. 9, 1967, who also preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Don "Susie" Moore, Huttonsville; two granddaughters, Rebecca Grace, Tallahassee, Fla., and Catherine Everett, Charlotte, N.C., and one great-grandson. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by one sister, Mona Livesay. Mrs. Fletcher was a graduate of Frankfort High School, Davis Memorial Hospital and Memorial General Hospital. She was a member of Delphia Rebekah Lodge 62, the Women's Club of Elkins, the Nurses Alumni of Davis Memorial Hospital, and First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of Circle 6.

Mildred G. Holmes Matthews, 81, of 850 W. Main St., Grafton Manor, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Grafton City Hospital. She was born in Preston County on June 20, 1916, the daughter of the late Clarence Holmes and Maude Hill Holmes. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Matthews, in 1942. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Harlene) Satterfield, Oak Grove community, Grafton; one son, Bob Matthews and his wife Pat, Punxsutawney, Pa.; one daughter-in-law, Barbara J. Layton Matthews, Grafton; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Brown, Mrs. Mary Jones and Mrs. George (Doris) Snyder, all of Morgantown; four brothers, Charles Holmes and his wife Ruth, Pentress, James Holmes and his wife Elsie, Atlanta, Walter Holmes and his wife Betty, Grafton, Morgantown Road, and Lester Holmes and his wife Wilma, Grafton, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Willard Holmes, Millard Holmes and a brother who died in infancy. Mrs. Matthews was retired from West Virginia Plastics (Baby World) and was formerly employed by the Hazel Atlas Glass Plant, Grafton. She was a member of First Christian Church of Grafton.

Danny Martin Post, 47, of Roanoke, Va., died Friday, Jan. 23, at his residence. He was born in Clarksburg on Dec. 31, 1950, a son of the late Lee Post and Helen Boatwright Post. Surviving are one daughter, Stacy Lee Post, Clarksburg; one sister, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Swick, Clarksburg, and one brother, David Lee Post, Richmond, Va. Mr. Post was Methodist. He was a construction worker with Morgan Construction Company in Roanoke. Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg. A memorial graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

February 2, 1998

David Paul "Pappy" Bingler and Euticia L. "Tish" Bingler, of Clarksburg, Route 5, (Route 19, South), died Tuesday evening, Jan. 27, 1998, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on I-68 near Hazelton. David Paul "Pappy" Bingler, 67, was born Feb. 22, 1930 in Furlong, Pa. Euticia Lackey "Tish" Bingler, 60, was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Winston-Salem, N.C., a daughter of the late Coite Lackey and Elizabeth Brooks Lackey. They are survived by one daughter, Cynthia Bingler, Millville, Pa.; three grandchildren, Brett Watts, Stephanie Watts and Justin Watts, all of Perkasie, Pa. Mr. Bingler is also survived by two brothers, Charles Bingler and Albert Bingler, both of Furlong, Pa. Mrs. Bingler is also survived by one brother Lee Lackey, Lakewood, Col. They were preceded in death by one son, Thomas Bingler. Mr. Bingler was a retired truck driver and served in the Navy as a seaman. Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, at Allen Funeral Home, Bridgeport. Following cremation, services will be held in Pennsylvania at the convenience of the family.

Jane Eslinger McCartin, 81, of Palatka, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998. She was born on Heaston Ridge, May 10, 1916, a daughter of the late Esley and Lucetta Siron Andrew. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn Eslinger. She later married Joseph McCartin, who survives at Palatka. Also surviving are one daughter, Von Maddox, Clinton, Md.; one son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Trudy Eslinger, Glenmont, N.Y.; one brother, John Doyle Andrew and one sister, June Payne, both of Palatka; four grandchildren, John Maddox, Carrie Balenger, Oliver Eslinger and Laura Eslinger. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Jenis Crocker; two brothers, Dana Andrew and Dayton Andrew, and one grandson, Timothy Maddox. Mrs. McCartin was a housewife, seamstress and saleswoman. She enjoyed reading, painting and knitting, playing Bridge and spending time at her summer cabin in West Virginia. She was a member of the Bass Capital Square Dancers and an auxiliary member of the St. James United Methodist Church in Palatka and a member of the Heaston Ridge United Methodist Church.

Wendell Oris McGee, 90, a resident of Americare Nursing Home in Salem, and a former resident of Route 1, Philippi, Indian Fork community, died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg. He was born Dec. 15, 1907, at Philippi, a son of the late Lawrence F. and Mary Elizabeth (Chrislip) McGee. Surviving is his wife, Mabel T. Murphy, whom he married Dec. 23, 1942. Also surviving are one son, Walter O. McGee, Route 1, Philippi, Indian Fork community; one brother, Harold E. McGee, Route 3, Philippi; one granddaughter, Angela McDaniel; one grandson, Wade McGee and one great- granddaughter. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Leslie F. McGee. Mr. McGee retired in 1972 from Louis Chevrolet Garage in Philippi, as a mechanic. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post 44, Woodsmen of the World and a Protestant by faith.

Word has been received here that Carol Sue Reager, 60, of Wilmington, Del., and formerly of Clarksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, in Wilmington. She was born Jan. 9, 1938 in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late William H. and Anna Gladys Costlow. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Reager, in 1994. Surviving are one son, Paul M., with whom she made her home; two daughters, Amy Sanders, Newport, and Mary Beth Russo, Wilmington, and five grandchildren; her stepmother, Molly Costlow, Clarksburg, who raised her from infancy; three sisters, Polly Dennison and Wilma Allman, both of Clarksburg and Dolores Wall, Warren, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Helen Simpson, Bridgeport. Mrs. Reager was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist Church, Clarksburg. Graveside services and burial were held in Wilmington.

Jessie Stonko, 83, formerly of Myra Street, Clarksburg, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, in a local nursing home following an extended illness. She was born in Wendell on Dec. 27, 1913, a daughter of the late Thomas Gobel and Jennie Carroll Gobel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stonko, on Dec. 31, 1984. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Clara) Ford, West Union; two grandchildren, Mrs. Louie (Karen) Nardelli, Clarksburg, Sandy Hirst, Charlotte, N.C., and three great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her 10 immediate family members. Mrs. Stonko was a member of the Hammond United Methodist Church. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, at Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow in the Rosemont I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Elsie Ann Wilfong, 85, of Linesville, Pa., died Jan. 29, 1998, in Conneautville, Pa. She was born in Buckhannon, June 1, 1912, a daughter of the late Wilmer Goodwin and Rowena R. Tenney. Shriving are her husband, Ralph Lee Wilfong; three sons, Henry Wilfong, Linesville, Pa., Melvin Wilfong, Economy, Pa., and Clarence W. Wilfong, Hopewell Twp., Pa.; one daughter, Elsie Agnes Gomolek; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tressie Mae Newell; one son, Carol J. (C.J.) Wilfong and two brothers. Mrs. Wilfong was a Baptist and was a homemaker.

Robert Woodson, 80, of 110 Brown Ave., Weston, died on Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born in Weston, Feb. 4, 1917, the son of the late Floyd Woodson and Dona Bird Bailey Woodson. Surviving is his wife, Ruhama Effie Rohrbough, whom he married June 6, 1942. Also surviving are seven sons, Robert Roland Woodson, Tooele, Utah, Lawrence Eugene Woodson, Buckhannon, Wayne Oliver Woodson, Linn, Gordon Woodson, Lititz, Pa., Philip Woodson, MacArthur, Dewaine Woodson, Vienna, Md., and Floyd Lee Woodson, Bud; four daughters, Adelene Sue Allen, Toms Brook, Va., Noreene Ruhama Heater and Jerene Mayette Sprouse, both of Weston, and Marlene Joy Anderegg, Ellamore; one brother, Claude Woodson, Fairborn, Ohio; two sisters, Etna Price, Elkins, and Rosella Helmick, Buckhannon; 24 grandchildren; one stepgrandson; eight great- grandchildren; four stepgreatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Lorraine Marcelle Small Whiting; three brothers, Edward Woodson and two infant sons, and three sisters, Ethel Linger, Vada Malcomb, and Annis Vane Woodson. Mr. Woodson was employed as a well tender with Consolidated Natural Gas with 29 years of service. He was a member of the Bendale United Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Floyd Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Heater, officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Record Delta issue: Mar. 18, 1998 Anything in ( ) are my added notes

John Gilbert "Gib" Haymond 74, of Arlington died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at Broaddus Hospital. (Phillippi, Barbour Co., WV)

He was born Sept. 25, 1923 at Kanawha Head, son of the late John Morgan Haymond and Effie Jane Claypool Haymond.

He was married June 20, 1952, to Maye Morris Haymond (Zela Maye Morris, she went by Zela), who survives. Also surviving are four sons and daughter-in-laws John Gilbert Haymond, Jr. and his wife Penny of Buckhannon, Charles Morgan Haymond and his wife Debra of Elkins, Timothy Allen Haymond and his wife Kelly of French Creek and Marshall Lee Haymond and his wife M. Sue of Rock Cave; by eight grandchildren, Justin, Jarrod, Kendal, Joel, Andrea, Ian, Mathew and Jacob Haymond; and by one sister, Mrs. Neely Walton of Kanawha Head.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Ethan Marshall Haymond; six brothers, Morgan, Elza, Evertt, Arden, Conley, and Henry Haymond; and two sisters, Mrs. Jesse Rice and Mrs. Cobra Johnson.

He was a life resident of Upshur County and was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was active in community affairs and was always there for those who needed assistance.

Visitation is today from 4-9 p.m. at Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home. Funeral will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Arlington Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wamsley officiating, assisted by the Revs. Lloyd Tenney, Charles Godwin and David Jesse. Burial will in the Salem Ridge Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. until the funeral.


March 18, 1998

Alice Evan Carpenter, 86 of Wheeling, died Monday, March 16, 1998 at Mountainview Rehabilitation Center in Morgantown.

She was the former owner of Carpenter's Jewelry Store in Wheeling.

She was a member of theWarwood United Methodist Church, the D.R.A. and the Sandalwood Twig at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Houston Carpenter in 1977; by her parents, J. Bart & Addie Garrett Evans; and by a sister, Sarah Rose Evans in 1975.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Kent & Jerri Carpenter of Buckhannon; a sister Betty Coyle of Harrisonburg, VA; and a granddaughter, Mrs. Kevin (Erin) Appleman of Columbus, Ohio.

Visitation will be tomorrow at Warwood United Methodist Church in Wheeling from 1-2 pm. Funeral will be at 2 pm with the Rev. Robert K. Staub officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Warwood United Methodist Church, 1438 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, WV. 26003.

Record Delta, issue April 1, 1998

Cebe Allen Marple, 47, of Washington, DC, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at Washington Hospital Center in DC. He was born October 27, 1950 in Buckhannon.

He is survived by his parents, Robert and Lockie Marple; a sister and brother-in-law, Emma Lue and Lemuel Marsh, II and their children, emma Lea and Daniel Marsh; and a grandmother, Dorsey S. Pierce, al lof Buckhannon. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Pierce Marple.

He graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1968, from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1972, and from West Virginia University with a Masters Degree in education and theater.

Services were March 28 at St. Thomas Parish in Washinton, DC. His ashes were buried beside his grandmother, Ruth C. Marple in Heavner Cemetery.


Record Delta, issue April 1, 1998

Robert E. "Spike" Hefner, 69 of Gamaliel, Ark., died at his home Sunday, March 29, 1998.

He was born October 7, 1928 at Pickens, the son of the late Joseph E. and Mae Wasmer Hefner.

In 1965 he married Marvonelle Rose Hefner, who survies in Gamaliel.

Also surviving is one brother, clarence "Bud" Hefner of Buckhannon, and one sister Helen Cutright of Buckhannon.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Smith.

He graduated from Pickens High School and retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after twenty-five years of service. Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Ark., is in charge if final arrangements.

Mary Berniece Westfall, 90 of Tennerton died March 29, 1998.

She was born April 24, 1907 in Upshur County, daughter of the late J.W. Westfall and Catherine Reese.

She was perceded in death by one brother Arthur Westfall.

Surviving are one brother, Carl Westfall of Glady Fork, two nephews, Wendell and Milton Eugene of Costa Mesa, CA.; three nieces, Betty Westfall Zollver of Ventura, CA., Nancy Westfall of Buckhannon and Linda Westfall Winspear of Buckhannon.

She was a lifetime member of the Tennerton United Methodist Church and served as pianist for many years. She was a homemaker.

Visitation was March 31. Funeral is today at 10am at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Upshur County Memorial Park.


Record Delta Issue:  Monday 13, 1998

Harry W. Mathew, Sr. April 28, 1935 - April 10, 1998


Record Delta Issue: Wed. April 15, 1998

George L. Gregory, 94 of Buckhannon died Sunday, April 12, 1998 at Braxton County Health Care. He was born November 25, 1903 in Sutton to the late Martin Luther Gregory and Dora Hamilton Gregory.

He is survived by his wife Olga King Gregory.

Also surviving are three daughters, Joan Kesling of Jerome, MI., Vera Thomason of Whitmore Lake, MI., and Sharon Sue Johnson of Hagerstown, MD., two sons, Sterling Gregory and Larry Gregory of Buckhannon; fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one great -great-grandchild; three sisters, Leta Hudkins of Hackers Valley, Erie Robinson of Falls Mills and Verna Grimm of Cleveland, Ohio; and one brother Lane Gregory of Klamuth Falls, OR.

Preceding him in death were one daughter, Opal Lee Gregory; five brothers, Jack Gregory, Guy Gregory, Carl Gregory, Laco Gregory, Earl Gregory and Harry Gregory; and two sisters, Anna Browing and Gay Gregory.

Gregory was a Methodist by faith. He worked as a machine operator for Nation Carbon of Anmoore.

Visitation was Tuesday evening at Poling St-Clair Funeral Home. Funeral will be today at 11pm with Rev. Robert Heater officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Caress.

Hunter Ford Boone, 76, died Saturday April 11, 1998 at Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg. He was born February 1922 in Braxton County, a son of the late Robert Warren Boone and Vera E. Mick Boone. He is survived by his wife Doris Nicholsa Boone of Harrisville, one son pat Boone of Harrisville, one grandson Andrew Boone; two brothers, Daril Crislip of Chapel and Jack M. Boone of Frametwon and one sister Peggy J. Boone Miller of Frametwon.

He was preceded in death by Captain Boone and Robert Boone.

Boone was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. He was a decorated World Wart II United States Army veteran. He was a faarmer.

Visitations was Monday at the Richard Roach Funeral Home in Gassaway. Funeral was Tuesday with the Rev. Larry Conrad officiating. Burial was at Sugar Creek Cemetery.

Rex Dale Loudin 11/5/1915-4/14/1998

Carrie Judy  9/23/1906-3/13/1998


Record Delta; issue April 17, 1998

Ryan Dillon Cutright  born and died Tuesday April 14, 1998 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Surviving parents are his Charles T. and Alice J. Shroyer Cutright of Buckhannon.

Eli James Blake  December 29, 1925 - April 15, 1998

Rebecca Meinberg  died April 4, 1998 Cincinati, Ohio

Issue: Monday July 6, 1998

Geraldine "Jerry" Fullerton, 70, of Windsor, PA., died Friday, July 3, 1998 at York Hospital.

She was born June 26, 1928 at Ivanhoe, daughter of Evid Miller and Juanita Westfall Miller of Buckhannon.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie Garza of Windsor, PA.., and Joan Deters of Williamsburg, PA.; two sisters, Mary Rexroad of Hampton and Sue Phillips of French Creek; two brothers, Eugene Miller of Hampton and O'Neal Miller of Excelsior; one granddauaghter, Lisa Swalinski of Altamonte  Springs, Fl.; and one grandson, David Garza of Windsor, PA.

One infant dauhgter preceeded her in death.

She was a clerk for Conrad & Sons.

Visitation is today from 4-8 p.m. at Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral willbe tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Poling officiating. Burial will be at Hampton Church

Goff Cress, 73, of Tallmansville, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998.

He was born April 5, 1925 at Queens, son of the late Thurman J. Cress and Minnie Myrtle Taylot Cress.

A timber cutter, he is survived by one brother, George Beauford Cress of Beaumont, Calif.

Graveside services are today at 2p.m. at Simmons Cemetery at Queens with the Rev. Ralph Summefiled officiating.

Russell Irland Barton, 89, of New Milton, died Thursday July 2, 1998 at his home.

He was born Sept. 27, 1908 in Gilmer County, son of the late Joseph and Catherine Dewley Barton.

His wife, Connie Avis Lew is whom he married in 1930, survives at New Milton.

Also surviving are one son, Hayward A. Barton of New Milton; one daughter, Janet M. Smith and husband Bryan of Horner; one sister, Nina Alkire of Weston; and two grandchildren, June Smith and Bryan Michael Smith, both of Horner.

He was preceeded in death by four brothers, two half-brothers, four sisters, and three half-sisters.

He was retired from Union Drilling and farming, was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and bred and raised champion coon hounds. He was a Methodoist by faith.

Visitation was Saturday and Sunday at Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew. Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Revs. Clifford Shaw and David Cumpston officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Martha Collins Davidson, 79, of Buckhannon, and formerly of Arlington, died Friday, July 3, 1998 at the homeof her daughter.

She was born Jan. 29, 1919 at Crawford, daughter of the late Loy and Sarah Jane McKissic Collins.

Her husband Fred Davidson, preceeded her in death in September of 1997.

Surviving are one son, L. Scott Davidson of Fairmont; one daughter, Sharon Zickefoose Brisbin of Shinnston; three grandsons, Travis Davidson of Hollywood, MD., Trent Davidson of Fairmont and Carson Zickefoose of Shinnston.

Sshe was a member of Rock Cave Chapter 82, Order of Eastern Star, and the Upshur County Association of Retired School Personnel.

Visitation was yesterday at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home in French Creek. OES held services yesterday. Funeral is today at 2p.m. with the Rev. Holy Hoover officiating. Burial will be at Heaston Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Center in Harrison County, c/o United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, WV. 26301.

Record Delta Issue: Friday, July 17, 1998, pg. 3A

Lucinda Leo McCartney, 53, of Ireland, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at her home.

She was born May 26, 1945 at Cherry Fork, daughter of the late Russell Quincey McCartney and Eveline Susan Pritt McCartney.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Thurman McCartney of Ireland; two aunts, Pearl Pritt of Ireland and Ruth Bender of Adrian; and several cousins.

Visitation is today from 7-9 p.m. at Alkire Funeral Home. Funeral will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Kincaid Cemetery.

Herman R. Wrathchford, 65, of Houston, Texas, died Monday, July 13, 1998 at Memorial Southwest Hospital ion Houston.

He was born Aug. 10, 1932 at Ellamore, son of Virginia and Patrick Wrathchford.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra L. Wrathchford; one dauhter, Hilda Widenhouse and husband Wayne, three sons, Richard, Stephen and wife Shiela and Dale and his wife Jayme, on brother, John Wrathchford; and six grandchildren, Ashley, Megan Lathrop, Jessica, Phoebe and Rebekah Wrathchford, and Sydney Widenhouse.

He was retired from the U.S.Army, having served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and also was retired machine operator with LTV Energy.

Visitation was Wed. at the James Crowder Funeral Home in Dickenson, Texas. funeral and burial were yesterday at Forest Lawn Cemtery in Houston.


Record Delta, issue Friday, July 24, 1998, pg. 2A

Ervin C. Haymond, 61, of Rock Cave, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at St. Joseph's Hosptial.

A retired mail truck driver, he was born Dec. 28, 1936 at Kanawha Head, son of the late William Ford Haymond and Lottie Isenhart Haymond. Also preceeding him in death were two brothers, Calvin and Ralph Haymond.

Surviving are his wief, Mary Polk Haymond; three daughters, Carla Jean Ball of Kesling Mills, Sandra Dawn Johnston of French Creek and Jody Westfall of Morgantown; ; one step daughter, Victoria Roach of Fenwick, three son, Michael Haymond of Belington, Terry Haymond of Buckhannon and Billy Haymond of Little Falls, Minn.; four grandchildren, eight step-granchildrenand three step-reat grandchildren; two sisters, Reva Thornton, of Portsmouth, VA., and Reba Riffle of French Creek; six brothers, Claude Haymond and Brooks Haymond of Buckhannon, Russell Haymond of Virginia Beach, VA., Roger Haymond of Portsmouth, VA., Jerry Haymond of Rock Cave and Burl Haymond of Kanawha Head.

Visition is today from 2-8 pm at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral is tomorrow at 2 pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Junior Harris officiating. Burial will be at Panther Fork Cemetery.


Record Delta, issue Monday Sep. 14, 1998 Obits, pg. 2

Void Leonard Reed, 74, of Delaware, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998 at Lewes, Delaward.

He was born March 4, 1924 at Buckhannon, son of the late Owen and Grace Jack Reed. His wife Helen J. Weaver Reed, preceded in death in 1982.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Lee Robinson of Lewes, Del.; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Verlin Reed of Newport News, VA.; and three sisters, Lillian Dennison of Weston, Tressie Smith of St. Albans and Ressie Morrison of Suffolk, VA.

He was preceded in death by one sister Nellie Caynor.

He worked in the Naval Ship Yard at Newport News, VA., and as a pipe welder for Texaco at Delaware City, Del., until his retirement in 1994.

He was a member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 74 and an avid horeman.

Visitation was Saturday at the Bartlett Funeral Home and the funeral was Sunday. Burial folowed at Woodsdale Memorial Park.


Record Delta, issue 9/28/1998, pg. 2

Patsy Ruth Tripp, 71, of East Springfield, Pa., died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998 at St. Vincent Health Center.

She was born in Norton on July 23, 1927, the daughter of the late Charles and Retta McCann Miller.

Her husband, Kenneth Tripp, whom she married on Dec. 25, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Sandy Dimon of Cranesville, Pa., and Kimberly Tripp of Albion, Pa.; two sons-in-law, Kirk Dimon of Cranesville, Pa., and Authur Fiesler of Albion, Pa., a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Rain Tripp of Springfield, Pa,; a sister Jeanetta Bosley of French Creek a mother-in-law, Phoebe Smock of Albion, Pa.; six grandchildren, Brad Dimon, Bryan Dimon, Cassie Tripp, Arthur Fiester, Jennifer Fiesler and Katie Tripp.

She was employed by Spectrum Control for 18 years until her retirement. She was a longtime member of the Women of the Moose, Albion Post 481.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Samuel J. Steff Funeral Home in Albion. Funeral will be at Indian Camp Church, Thursday at 2pm. Burial will follow at Indian Camp Cemtery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials contributions be made to the Springfield Vol. Fire Department or West County Paramedics.


Record Delta, issue May 13, 1998, page 2A,

Irene C. Siron, 77, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at her home.

She was born April 2, 1921, at Kanawha Head, daughter of the late Vorce Curry and Gussie Maude Roby Curry.

Also proceeding her in death were her husband, Robert Siron in 1965; one grandson, Fred Kirk; and one sister Jean Willis.

Surving are three children, Robert Siron of Orange Park, Fl., Dolores Kirk of Ambridge, Pa., and Jean Dzikowski of Montogomery, Minn; three sisters, Katy Jenkins of Silver Springs, Md., Gerry Hayes of Buckhannon and Pauline Wright of Tuscon, Az.; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Tomblyn Whitescraver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Aug 31, 1998

Chelsey B. Rowan, 68, of Winter Haven, Fl., died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998 at her residence.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte M. Rowan of Winter Haven, Fl.; three sons, David Rowan of Christianburg, VA, William Rowan of Georgetown, Texas, and Jay Rowan of Warren, Pa.; two-step-dauhters, Lisa Bergstrom of Jamestown, NY, and Chrie Chase of Kokomo, IN., two brothers, Dariel Rowan of Meadville, Pa., and Delamr Rowan of Cowen; five siters, Edna Burford of Clarion, Pa., Thelma Salisbury of Conneaut, Ohio, Wlima Tenney of Meadville, Pa., Carol Bailey of Buckhannon and Verna Cunningham of Somerset, Ohio; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was proceded in death by his wife, Mary Lawhead Rowan; one brother Otis Rowan, and sister Marguerite Holden.

Rowan, a native of Buckhannon was a commercial and residential carpenter and attended the First Church of Nazarene in Winter Haven. He was retired from Remco Construction in Warren, Pa., and was a member of Local 1014 Carpenters Union in Warren.

Record Delta, issue Oct. 5, 1998

Darrel N. Hoover, 65 of Buckhannon, died Saturday Oct. 3, 1998 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 11, 1933 at Hemlock, son of the late Mason Hoover & Rosei Smith Hoover.

His wife, Lee Elma Carpenter Hoover, whom he married June 19, 1959, survives.

Also surviving are two dauhters, Nancy Gibson, Lisa Arogast of Buckhannon; three sons, Bradley Hoover of French Creek, Darren Hoover & Jeremy Hoover of Buckhannon; six grandsons, Tanner & Trenton Gibson of Buckhannon, Nathan Hoover of French Creek, Robert Arogast of Buckhannon and Corey & Justin Hoover of Buckhannon; and three granddaughters, Nicole Hoover of French Creek, Heather Arogast of Buckhannon and Samantha Hoover of Buckhannon.

He was a mechanic at Triangle Service Station and served in the U.S. Army.

Visitation is today from 4-9 pm. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral will be tomorrow at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church with the Rev. S.E. Lewis officiating. Burial will folow at Mt. Olive Church Cemetery.


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