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Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:M-Mc (2002)

Dr. Dorothy Ingling MacConkey
Funeral services will be Tuesday for Dr. Dorothy Ingling MacConkey, 76, president emerita of Davis & Elkins College who died Wednesday evening in Naples, Fla., following a brief illness.
A resident of Fairfax Station, Va., MacConkey attended the Presidents’ Institute of the Council for Independent Colleges in Fort Myers in early January and was in Naples visiting family.
The first woman chief executive of any institution of higher learning in West Virginia, MacConkey was the 11th president of Davis & Elkins, serving from 1985 until her retirement in 1998.
"Dr. MacConkey was a strong leader and a vivacious person," Dr. G. Thomas Mann, president of Davis & Elkins College, said today. "We’re grateful for the years that she spent at Davis and Elkins, for the spirit and energy she invested here as well as for the accomplishments of her tenure.
"Many of us who knew Dorothy well knew her as a ‘larger-than-life’ person," said Mann. "We will remember her that way."
"She was rather remarkable," said Dr. T. Richard Ross, Dean Emeritus of Davis & Elkins College and the author of "Davis & Elkins College: The Diamond Jubilee History."
"Her renovation of Graceland and Halliehurst were spectacular achievements as well as building the Booth Library at Davis & Elkins," Ross said. "She did a lot in terms of enhancing the college’s prestige by serving on the North Central Association board and on national boards for the Presbyterian Church.
"I remember she would say, ‘Now, we’ve just got to make this happen,’" said Ross. "She was very energetic. I admired her a great deal."
MacConkey oversaw the renovation of the Halliehurst and Graceland historic mansions and the creation of the Robert C. Byrd Conference Center for Travel and Tourism at Davis & Elkins College. She also had the historic gatehouse to the campus restored and spearheaded the designation of a registered National Historic District on the campus, which includes six buildings.
The Booth Library, a 45,000-square foot building, was also constructed during her tenure. It was the culmination of the $13 million "Bridging the Future" campaign that MacConkey led and which was, at the time, the largest fund-raising campaign the college had undertaken.
She also led the 1997 construction of the Gates Tower, located at the entrance to the Davis & Elkins College athletic fields. According to Ross, her skills in fund-raising were well recognized.
MacConkey was active as a consultant-evaluator for the North Central Association, the regional accrediting body that serves 19 states including West Virginia, and as a member of its Review Panel. In 1992, she was named as a commissioner of the association and was chairman from 1996 to 1998.
She served as president of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, as treasurer of the Council of Independent Colleges, and as a member of the Council of Presidents of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics.
She was a member of the advisory board of the George Mason University Foundation and served as a trustee of Beaver College for more than 16 years.
MacConkey also was widely known for her work with legislation and program development in the areas of mental retardation, mental health and the physically disabled. She served on the federal task force for defining developmental disabilities for the U.S. Congress and was a former research committee chair of the National Association for Retarded Citizens.
Other social service-related appointments included the West Virginia Children’s Home Advisory Board, the Appalachian Mental Health Center Board of Directors, the State of West Virginia Regional Jail Commission, the Virginia State Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council Board of Directors.
As a member of the board of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation, MacConkey served on its Development and Nominations Committee and was a representative to the General Assembly Council. She also worked with the Ecumenical Center of the World Council of Churches.
Born in New Brunswick, N.J., on June 5, 1925, MacConkey grew up in Wichita, Kan., and most recently was a resident of Fairfax Station, Va.
MacConkey received a bachelor of arts degree from Beaver College, a master’s degree from Wichita State University and a doctorate from the University of Maryland, all in sociology.
She also received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Beaver College and an honorary doctor of humane letters degree Davis & Elkins College.
Prior to joining Davis & Elkins, MacConkey served as vice president and dean of the faculty at Hiram College, Ohio. From 1966 to 1982, she worked at George Mason University in Virginia, serving as vice president for academic affairs, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and as a chair and professor in the department of sociology.
MacConkey is survived by her husband, Karl Schmeidler; three children, Donald F. MacConkey of Virginia Beach, Va., DeeDee MacConkey of Springfield, Va., and Darcy Whalen of Fairfax Station, Va.; and three grandchildren, Meghan and Jonathan MacConkey, Virginia Beach, Va., and Ashleigh Whalen, Fairfax Station, Va.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe MacConkey, who died in 1975.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Christ United Methodist Church in Fairfax Station, Va.
Interment will be in MacConkey’s home state of Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests donations be made to the Dorothy I. MacConkey Scholarship Fund at Davis & Elkins College or to the West Springfield Rotary Club in Springfield, Va. From 1 Feb 2002.

Charles D. Mace Sr.
Charles David Mace Sr., 87, a resident of the Jimtown community, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2002, at 9:55 p.m. at his residence. He had been in failing health for the past six weeks.
He was born Oct. 20, 1914, at Linwood, Pocahontas County, a son of the late Charles Henry and Birdie Ann Jackson Mace.
On Nov. 10, 1939, he was united in marriage to the former Mona Adelene Hymes, who survives at Jimtown.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Iris) Riffle and Mrs. Andrew (Trudy) Mahanes, both of Jimtown, and Mrs. Joseph (Brenda) Sandella of Ashtabula, Ohio; three sons, Gerald Mace and wife, Lorraine, of Warren, Ohio, Charles Davis Mace Jr., at home, and Carl Mace and wife, Nancy, of Norton; one brother, Ralph Richard Mace of Thomas; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were five sisters, Zella Hoyle, Mary Jaggie, Alea Jack, Lucy Sturdivant and Leanna Mace; five brothers, Paul, James and Guy Mace and two infants; two grandchildren, Jennifer Mahanes and Terry Riffle; and four great-grandchildren, Justin and Jessica Riffle and Joshua and Elizabeth Mace.
He was a self-employed woodsman and retired coal miner, having last been employed by DeMotto Coal Co. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to ginseng. He was a member of the UMWA District 31 and Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday after 4 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Lorren Godwin, pastor of the World of Pentecost Worship Center, will officiate. Interment will follow in Phillips Chapel Cemetery at Jimtown. From 15 Apr 2002.

Gerald Mace
Gerald Grant Laynes Himes Mace, 64, died too soon Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, in Warren, Ohio, following an extended illness.
He was born in Elkins on March 18, 1938, and resided in Coalton until he moved to Warren, Ohio, in 1958.
Following 42 years of service, Jerry retired from Packard Electric in 1999 to pursue his lifelong interest in nature photography. Jerry spent most of this past September photographing the fall colors in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Eugene "Papp" Layne; his stepfather, Charles Davis Mace Sr.; and two grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons, Dr. Gerald Mace Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Michael Mace and wife, JoAnn, of Champion, Ohio; Lorraine Custer Mace of West Farmington, Ohio; and three grandchildren, William Davis Mace, Angela Black and Jason Black.
He is also survived by friend and companion, Norma Pugh; by his mother, Mona Adalene Mace; by brothers, Charles Davis Mace, Leonard Mace, Gary Layne, Jules Layne and Robert Layne; by sisters, Sharon Riffle, Trudy Mahanes, Gail Sandella, Joan Riffle and Terri Fox.
Burial will take place at the Dunkard Cemetery in Junior at 1 p.m. Friday officiated by Pastor Jim Smith. From 31 Oct 2002.

Mary A. Mace
Mary Alice Mace, 94, a lifelong resident of Norton and a resident of Colonial Place for the past two weeks, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at 5:10 p.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. She had been in failing health for the past six weeks.
She was born March 27, 1908, in Leebell, a daughter of the late French Alonzo and Heston Ann Rosencrance Pingly.
On Oct. 13, 1928, she was united in marriage to Paul W. Mace, who preceded her in death on March 25, 1986.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Clara Belle) Sainto of Norton, Mrs. Alice Holbert of Norton, and Mrs. Ben (Deloris) Hamrick; two sisters, Virginia Bennett of Norton, and Patty Stifler of Ohio; and one brother, Homer Pingly of South Carolina. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were one daughter, Lucille Kyle; one son, Paul Alonzo Mace; and nine brothers, Troy, Dave, Clifford, Dorsey, Enoch, Wilson, Noah, Junior and Bob.
She was a wonderful homemaker and an avid gardener. She loved to sew and make quilts. She also loved to put jigsaw puzzles together, glue them and make pictures out of them.
She was a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home today after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Frank Long, pastor of Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church, and the Rev. Ralph Summerfield, pastor of the Norton Community Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens in Elkins. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Alice Mace. From 10 Dec 2002.

Mary A. Mace
Mary Alice Mace, 94, a lifelong resident of Norton and a resident of Colonial Place for the past two weeks, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at 5:10 p.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. She had been in failing health for the past six weeks.
She was born March 27, 1908, in Leebell, a daughter of the late French Alonzo and Heston Ann Rosencrance Pingly.
On Oct. 13, 1928, she was united in marriage to Paul W. Mace, who preceded her in death on March 25, 1986.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Clara Belle) Sainato of Norton, Mrs. Alice Holbert of Norton, and Mrs. Ben (Deloris) Hamrick; two sisters, Virginia Bennett of Norton, and Patty Stifler of Ohio; and one brother, Homer Pingly of South Carolina.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were one daughter, Lucille Kyle; one son, Paul Alonzo Mace; and 10 brothers, Troy, Dave, Clifford, Dorsey, Enoch, Harvey, Wilson, Noah, Junior and Bob.
She was a wonderful homemaker and an avid gardener. She loved to sew and make quilts. She also loved to put jigsaw puzzles together, glue them and make pictures out of them.
She was a Protestant by faith.
Friends were received Tuesday at F.E. Runner Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted from the Runner Chapel today at 1 p.m. The Rev. Frank Long, pastor of Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church, and the Rev. Ralph Summerfield, pastor of the Norton Community Church, officiated and interment followed in Elkins Memorial Gardens in Elkins. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Alice Mace. From 11 Dec 2002.

Ralph R. Mace Sr.
Ralph Richard Mace Sr., 81, a former resident of Belington, and for the past six years, a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, departed this life at 12:25 a.m. today, Aug. 14, 2002, at the nursing home. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. From 14 Aug 2002.

Ralph R. Mace Sr.
Ralph Richard Mace Sr., 81, a former resident of Junior and Belington, and for the past six years, a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas, departed this life at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at the nursing home. He had been in declining health since 1995 and death was attributed to congestive heart failure associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.
He was born Nov. 26, 1920, at Linwood, Pocahontas County, a son of the late Charles Henry Mace and Birdie Ann Jackson Mace.
On Nov. 22, 1941, at Buckhannon, he was married to the former Beatrice Louise "Bea" Edmond, who preceded him in death on April 5, 1995.
Surviving are one son, Ralph Richard "Rich" Mace Jr., Belington; two daughters, Charlotte McDonald and husband, Bennie, DeLora "DeDe" Smith, all of Junior; four grandchildren, Jon Richard McDonald and Deborah Lambert, both of Elkins, Ralph Richard Mace III, Point Pleasant Road Community, and J.R. Smith, Belington; and three great-grandchildren, Melanie McDonald, Junior, and Jacob and Jessica Lambert, both of Elkins.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by six brothers, Paul, James, Guy and Charles D. Mace Sr. and two infants; and five sisters, Zella Hoyle, Mary Jaggie, Alea Jack, Lucy Sturdivant and Leanna Mace.
He was a graduate of Coalton 12-year School with the class of 1937. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II serving as a private from 1942 to 1944. He had worked for the West Virginia Coal and Coke Company, had been a logger for the Ray Ware Logging Co. During 1958, he moved to Bisbee, Ariz., where he worked in the copper mines and, upon returning to West Virginia, worked for the DeMotto Coal Co. at Norton as an electrician and motorman. In 1968, he and his wife, "Bea," became the owners and operators of the Tygart Restaurant at Grafton, retiring in 1977. He was a former two-term councilman for the town of Junior. He was an avid bowler and car mechanic and a Methodist.
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow at the Trinity Cemetery near Junior. From 15 Aug 2002.

Donna L. Madigan
Donna L. Madigan of Monterville died suddenly at her home Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002.
She was born in Lowell, Mass., a daughter of the late Clifford H and Lillian M. Leaver.
She attended schools in Chelmsford, Mass. and on her retirement from her life as a bookkeeper, retired in 1994 to Monterville.
She is survived by a brother, Richard P. Leaver of Laconia, N.H. From 25 Sep 2002.

Lena Malcomb
Anna Karolena "Lena" Malcomb, 96, a resident of HC 32, Box 12, Hacker Valley, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Webster Continuous Care in Cowen following a lengthy illness.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. From 16 Nov 2002.

Lena Malcomb
Lena Malcomb, 96, of HC 32 Box 12, Hacker Valley, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Webster Continuous Care in Cowen, following a long illness.
She was born Jan. 2, 1906, in Hacker Valley, a daughter of the late Jacob Klee and Anna Klee.
She was married to Jesse Malcomb, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sisters, Rosa Klee Eye, Hacker Valley, and Thelma Lee, Smithville, Ohio; and two brothers, Karl Norman Klee and Jacob Emil Klee, both of Webster Springs.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Burky and Ida Echard; and one brother, John William Klee.
Mrs. Malcomb was an elementary teacher for 35 years and a principal for 11 years at Hacker Valley. She was an Eastern Star member in Rock Cave, a Rebekah member of Hacker Valley and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She received her college diploma from West Virginia Wesleyan.
Friends were received at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home Saturday. Funeral services were held in the funeral home chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Dugas officiating. Interment followed in Cutlip Cemetery. From 18 Nov 2002.

Penny L. Malcomb
Penny Lea Malcomb, 32, of Brandywine, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at her home.
She was born April 12, 1970, in Weston.
Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Rose Helmick Marks and Harlen Marks of Hickory, N.C.; her husband, Jeffrey Malcomb of Brandywine; two sons, Zachary Malcomb and Caleb Malcomb, both at home; two sisters, Sue Ann Scott and Cynthia Fisher; and two brothers, Calvin Campbell and Everett Campbell.
She was a line worker at Pilgrim's Pride in Hinton, Va. She was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School.
Friends will be received at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Friday at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to Zachary and Caleb Malcomb Education Fund, in care of Jeffrey Malcomb, PO Box 92, Brandywine, W.Va. 26802. From 22 May 2002.

Benjamin R. Mallow
Benjamin Roy Mallow, 2 days old, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va.
Graveside services will be at Maysville Cemetery Saturday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Dye and Brooks Haslacker officiating. Interment will follow in Maysville Cemetery in Maysville. Schaeffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. From 8 Aug 2002.

Roy Mallow Jr.
Roy "June" Mallow Jr., 42, of Thomas, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002. Death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born Dec. 9, 1959, in Harman, a son of Sylvia Jean Davis Mallow and the late Roy Mallow Sr.
Surviving are his wife, Christine Dawn Paugh Mallow, whom he married on Aug. 1, 1992; one son, Warren Grant Mallow; one daughter, Marjorie Isabelle Mallow, both of Powhatan, Va.; one brother, Leroy Mallow; two sisters, Peggy McBee and Bonnie White, all of Red Creek; two nieces and two nephews, Kevin and Jenny McBee and Emily and Logan White.
Mr. Mallow was employed by the city of Thomas serving as street supervisor and water plant operator class ID. He was a member of Thomas Volunteer Fire Department, FOE 936 and Mountain Top Hunt Club.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis Friday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Hinkle Funeral Chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Eli Hostetler officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. From 15 Aug 2002.

Helen H. Malobicky
Helen H. Malobicky, 77, a resident of 1722 S. Davis Ave., passed away Monday morning, Sept. 2, 2002, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home. From 3 Sep 2002.

Helen M. Malobicky
Helen M. Malobicky, 77, a resident of 1722 South Davis Ave., Elkins, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at her home. She had been in declining health, but her death was unexpected.
She was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Tarentum, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Hrebicek.
On June 16, 1951, she was married to Joseph "Joe" Malobicky, who preceded her in death on June 4, 2002.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by one daughter, Denise Malobicky, her beloved cat and constant companion, Amy; and her very dear friend, Donna Brant; several nieces and nephews including Bobby, John, Betty, Dolly, Theresa and Mary Ann Mistrick, Maria and Marty Manross, George, Millie and Jimmy Samaj and Dennis and Raymond Mialki.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church and the Holy Rosary Guild. She was a former member of the Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was an accomplished seamstress and quite the cook until her health prevented her from continuing. She loved to debate politics and current issues and usually came out ahead.
Most importantly she was a dedicated wife and a most loving, caring and beautiful mother. Although she often remained in the background she was the backbone and stabilizing force for Joe and Denise. Her sincere and caring ways touched the lives of many friends as well as many who were only her acquaintance. Through all her years of tremendous physical pain she remained very devoted to her faith and most concerned and caring for her family and friends.
At the request of the deceased her remains will be cremated. A liturgy will be celebrated for Mrs. Malobicky by the Rev. Father William Anderson at St. Brendan Catholic Church at a date to be announced tomorrow. A gathering will be held afterward. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Brendan Catholic Church, "Rectory Fund," Elkins, W.Va. 26241, or to the Randolph County Humane Society, PO Box 758, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements. From 4 and 7 Sep 2002.

Helen H. Malobicky
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Elkins. The Rev. Father William Anderson will be the celebrant and family and friends will gather in the Parish Hall of the church immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Brendan Catholic Church Rectory Fund or to the Randolph County Humane Society, PO Box 785, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Malobicky. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements. From 5 and 6 Sep 2002.

Joseph L. Malobicky
Joseph L. "Joe" Malobicky, 76, a resident of 1722 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, and a recent resident of Colonial Place, passed away at 4:11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.
At the request of the deceased, his remains will be cremated and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements. From 5 and 6 June 2002.

Joseph L. Malobicky
Joseph L. "Joe" Malobicky, 76, a resident of 1722 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, and a recent resident of Colonial Place, passed away at 4:11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.
He was born March 14, 1926, at Blairsville, Pa., a son of the late Stefan and Pauline Malobicky.
On June 16, 1951, at Tarentum, Pa., he married Helen H. Hrebicek, who survives in Elkins.
Also surviving are one daughter, Denise M. Malobicky, Elkins; three sisters, Mary Johnson, Pauline Malobicky and Nancy Cashell, all of Pennsylvania; one brother, Leo of Pennsylvania; and many dear friends.
Mr. Malobicky was a veteran of the U.S. Army and upon his honorable discharge, he began a career in construction.
He worked as superintendent with construction projects in Pennsylvania and Ohio. In the early 1960s he began working in Elkins as superintendent with the Bess Construction Company. Projects included Benedum Hall and dormitories at Davis & Elkins College, and Citizens National Bank. He was superintendent for the building of the Memorial General Hospital and moved his family to Elkins in 1965. He also served on the Elkins Sanitation Board from the mid-1960s until the mid-1970s. In 1967, he formed Malobicky Construction along with partner and friend James E. Wallace. Among the structures built in Randolph, Tucker, Pocahontas and Barbour counties were the Elkins Water Reservoir, C&P Telephone building, Elkins-Randolph County Library, the addition to Citizens National Bank, the Chapel and Presidents’ Home at Davis & Elkins College, the Inter-Mountain building, the Rockefeller Home in Pocahontas County, St. John’s Chapel and the Bishop Hodges Center in Huttonsville and multiple projects for Kelly Foundry, Kingsford Charcoal and Concast companies. He was well known for his concrete work and introduced exposed aggregate on the D&E Chapel Plaza. After retiring in the late 1980s he served as clerk of the works for the library at Davis & Elkins College and other numerous projects in Randolph County.
He was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church and St. John’s Chapel at Huttonsville. He was a member of BPOE Lodge No. 1135, the Jednota Slovak Society and the American Legion. He was an avid sports fan of football and baseball, enjoyed golfing and was an avid card player. He enjoyed gardening, especially tomatoes.
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Chapel, Huttonsville, W.Va. 26273, or to the Randolph County Humane Society, PO Box 785, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements. From 7 June 2002.

Joseph L. Malobicky
Joseph L. "Joe" Malobicky, 76, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 4:11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002.
At the request of the deceased his remains were cremated. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Chapel near Huttonsville. The Rev. Father William Anderson will be the celebrant. Immediately following the service, family and friends will gather at the Bishop Hodges Conference Center near St. John’s Chapel. As requested by the family, the prayer service and gathering will be informal as Joe so disliked wearing a coat and tie. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Chapel, Huttonsville, W.Va. 26274 or to the Randolph County Humane Society, PO Box 785, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements. From 26 and 27 June 2002.

Otha A. Markwood
Otha Albert Markwood, 83, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Lahmansville, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at the Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Md.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home today and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery. From 14 Aug 2002.

Ruth D. Marple
Ruth Douglas Marple, 88, of 30 Meadow St., Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at her home in Buckhannon.
She was born April 20, 1914, in Frenchton, a daughter of the late Cecil and Ulna Rexroad Harper.
On Nov. 27, 1967, she married Henry Marple, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Richard Douglas, Buckhannon; one stepson, Gary Wayne Marple, Charlotte, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Pamela Bucas, Quiet Dell; one brother, Charles Harper, Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Reta Long, Quiet Dell; one nephew, Brett Harper, Cincinnati, Ohio; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Wilson Douglas Jr.
She operated West End Grocery. She was a member of West End United Methodist Church and played the piano for the church.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Cave Cemetery in Rock Cave. From 27 Sep 2002.

Steven M. Marple
Steven Matthew Marple, 29, of Route 1, Box 159, Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at his home.
He was born June 8, 1973, in Ashtabula, Ohio, a son of Gary W. Marple, who survives in Buckhannon, and Linda Carol Brown Mosher, who survives in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Also surviving are one daughter, Stephanie Marple, Winter Springs, Fla.; one brother, Gary W. Marple Jr., Ashtabula, Ohio; his paternal grandmother, Izola Marple, Buckhannon; five uncles, Richard Marple and wife, Arveda, Chuck Marple and wife, Julia, Kenneth Marple and wife, Charlene, Craig Marple and wife, Tamra, and John R. Marple, all of Buckhannon; one half brother, Ernie Ray Mosher, Ashtabula, Ohio; one half sister, Michelle Mosher, Ashtabula, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
He was a truck driver.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bonnie Starkey officiating. Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Berlin. From 1 Nov 2002.

Flora C. Marsh
Flora Cathelene Baughman Marsh, 92, a resident of 212 Chestnut St., Philippi, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night, June 9, 2002, at her residence.
She was born May 18, 1920, at Volga, a daughter of the late Henry "Dutch" and Helen Barker Marteney.
She was twice married. In 1953, she was united in marriage to George Baughman, who preceded her in death. In 1995, she was united in marriage to Wilbert "Tee" Marsh, who survives at St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Also surviving are one son, George Andrew Baughman and close family friend Charlene Smyth, Clarksburg; two sisters, Flossie Kerr, Route 2, Belington, and Loueda Stafford, 212 Chestnut St., Philippi; three stepdaughters and stepsons-in-laws, Mary Kathryn and John Mosseso, Carolyn Sue and Bill Cunningham and Janet Sue and Jerry Nixon; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Donald Gene and Shirley Marsh; one brother-in-law, Orsie Smith, Youngstown, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Voughnee Smith and Eva Nuzum; and one brother, Junior Marteney.
She was a graduate of Clarksburg Business College. She retired as secretary from the Barbour County emergency squad. She was a member of Tacy’s Homemakers Club, a charter member of Rebekah Lodge No. 275. She was a member of Crim Memorial United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Dorcas Rebekah Lodge No. 275 will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Cross Road’s Cemetery at Tacy. From 11 and 12 June 2002.

Joe Marsh
Joe Marsh, 88, a resident of Rosewood Nursing Center, Grafton, and a former resident of Nestorville community, Nestorville, passed away Monday, March 11, 2002, in Rosewood Nursing Center.
He was born Nov. 9, 1913, at Nestorville, a son of the late Frank and Florence Shaffer Marsh.
His wife of 56 years, Wilma Jean Moore Marsh, survives at 411 Maple Ave., Philippi.
Also surviving are seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Bo and husband, Karl Bennett, Philippi, Mescal and husband, Kenneth Laulis, Belington, Dolly and husband, Mike Isner, Philippi, Rita and husband, Guy Jones, Waynesburg, Pa., Susan and husband, Steve Jones, Buckhannon, Judy Marsh and JoAnn Marsh, both of Philippi; six sons and five daughters-in-law, Kenneth and wife, Judy Marsh, Belington, Butch and wife, Sandy Marsh, and Tommy and wife, Kim Marsh, all of Philippi, Ethan Allen and wife, Cathy Marsh, Moatsville, Ray and wife, Shelia Marsh, and Keith Marsh, all of Philippi; 32 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Marsh was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by four sisters, three brothers, twin sisters, Vergie Marsh and Mrs. Howard (Dessie) Haller; twin brother and sister, Ellis Marsh and Mrs. Maynard (Otis) Johnson; Mrs. Marsh’s twin brother, Fred Marsh, Bertie Phillips and Oliver Marsh; one daughter-in-law, Linda Marsh; and one stepgrandson, Jack Laulis.
Mr. Marsh live all his life in Barbour County until recently. He was a farmer, painter and tree trimmer. He last attended Silent Grove Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, today after 2 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Valley Furnace. From 12 Mar 2002

Keral R. Marsh
Keral Richard Marsh, 90, of Route 1, French Creek, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in st. Joseph’s Hospital.
He was born Jan. 21, 1912, at Alton, a son the late John B. "JB" and Nina Carpenter Marsh.
He is survived by his wife, Bulah Pringle Marsh; two sons, Wallace Marsh and wife, Janet, of Freedom, Pa., and Stanley Marsh and wife, Diann, of Clinton, Pa.; one daughter, Shirley Caratelli and husband, Frank, of Beaver, Pa.; two brothers, Benzil Marsh of Buckhannon, and Glenn Marsh of Ohio; one sister, Irene Crites of Stonewood; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Oscar Marsh.
Mr. Marsh attended the Bethlehem United Methodist and Lighthouse Churches.
Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel today from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday at Bethlehem Church, where Mr. Marsh will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. David Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. From 2 Apr 2002

Margaret K. Marsh
Margaret Kelley Marsh, 87, a resident of Charleston and a former resident of Philippi, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, in the Heartland of Charleston Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1914, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Woodbridge and Della Lee Bennett Kelley.
She was united in marriage to Herbert O. Marsh, who preceded her in death in 1992.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald Thomas and wife, Reba Jo Upton, Charleston, and James Stephen and wife, Sonja Upton, Hurricane; one granddaughter, Cindy Delaney, Charleston; three grandsons, Andy Upton, Buckhannon, James Upton, Hurricane, and Thomas Lee Upton, Charleston; one stepgranddaughter, Julie Harkins, Knoxville; two stepgrandsons, Thomas Marsh and Kelley Marsh; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica Delaney and Kayden Upton.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Marsh retired from the State of West Virginia Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution John Young Chapter of Charleston, Order of the Eastern Star Tiskelwah No. 45 of Charleston and Chapter 41 Order of the Eastern Star of Philippi.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Charleston and was a former member of the Philippi Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 21 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 5 p.m. Sunday. Chapter 41 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery. From 21 Sep 2002.

Robert L. Marsh
Robert L. Marsh, 60, of Beach City, Ohio, and formerly of Upshur County, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at his home in Ohio.
He was born May 16, 1941, in Upshur County, a son of the late Oscar and Agnes Lee Marsh.
He is survived by two daughters, Denise Villilo of Massillon, Ohio, and Teresa Isler of Akron, Ohio; four grandchildren, five brothers, Jackie Marsh of Massillon, Ohio, Oscar Marsh of Weirton, John Marsh of Buckhannon, Eddie Marsh, Navarre, Ohio, and Mike Marsh of Wooster, Ohio; and three sisters, Nancy Fern Bleigh of Massillon, Ohio, Darlene Kenney of Rock Cave, and LaDonna Baxa of Buckhannon.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Marsh.
Mr. Marsh served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post 3124 of Massillon, Ohio, and a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. from the funeral chapel with the Rev. Robert Heavner officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. The Buckhannon VFW Post 3663 and the Frank B. Bartlett Post 7, American Legion will accord military honors at the graveside. From 27 Apr 2002.

Jean W. Marshall
Jean Wimer Marshall, 70, a native of Elkins, a former resident of Charleston, and more recently a resident of Mechanicsburg, Pa., departed this life Saturday, April 27, 2002. She had been in declining health for the past few years.
She was born March 18, 1932, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Frank C. Wimer and Eleanor Strieby Wimer.
During August of 1954, at Elkins, she was married to Robert Earl "Bob" Marshall, who preceded her in death on April 14, 1999.
Surviving are two sons, Frank Allison Marshall, Camp Hill, Pa., and Robert Wimer Marshall, Summitt Point; and three grandchildren, Benjamin Smith Marshall, Summitt Point, Heather Anne Marshall and Wesley Earl Marshall, both of Camp Hill.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Frank S. Wimer.
Mrs. Marshall was a graduate of Elkins High School, where she was salutatorian of her graduating class and a majorette. She was a graduate of West Virginia University majoring in home economics and English.
She was a homemaker. She had worked for Duquense Power and Light and was an English Teacher substituting in Pittsburgh, Pa., area schools and the Kanawha County Schools of West Virginia. She was former president of Delta Gamma Sorority, past president of the Forest Ridge Garden Club, a former member of the Tri-Hi-Y, and belonged to antique, book, bridge and garden clubs. She was a former princess with the Mountain State Forest Festival and very active with the Community Music Association at Charleston. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, where she had served as the church librarian, and was active with the Stephen Ministries, a Christian Lay Ministry Series.
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home Friday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the Stephen Ministries, in care of Doug Heidt, Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, 16 Broad St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301. From 30 Apr 2002.

Jean W. Marshall
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home Friday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the Stephen Ministries, in care of Doug Heidt, Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, 16 Broad St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301. From 1 May 2002 and 2 May 2002.

James K. Marstiller
James K. Marstiller, 82, of St. Louis, Mo., died Monday, March 11, 2002, of complications from pneumonia in Sarasota, Fla., where he was wintering.
He was born July 23, 1919, in Jacksonville, Fla., and raised in Elkins.
He attended Davis & Elkins College and graduated Magna Cum Laude in physics and mathematics prior to gaining his master’s degree in mathematics from MIT. He was one of the first 1,000 aeronautical engineers in the country. His career, which spanned 50 years, was centered on serving his country, designing aircraft during World War II, pioneering the space program and in facilitating international relations in NATO Aviation programs.
He is survived by his wife, Jane, of 50 years; one daughter, Marilyn Henry of Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, James K. Marstiller Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., and John Marstiller of Littleton, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Rebecca and Jimmy Tanner, Lauren and Rachel Henry, Madeline and Robbie Marstiller and Katie and Ryan Marstiller.
He will be greatly missed as he touched so many lives in so many ways. He served as an elder of the church, Boy Scout leader, coach, teacher, devoted husband, father, mentor and patriot. He further played the role of favorite father-in-law to Liles, Lisa and Annette.
A memorial service will be at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church Saturday at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Louis Area Council of Boy Scouts or Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. From 15 Mar 2002

Howard O. Martin
Howard O. Martin, 85, a lifelong resident of Mill Creek, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health since December.
Mr. Martin was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Valley Bend, a son of the late Jack G. and Maggie Pritt Martin.
On Sept. 18, 1946, he married the former Gladys Katherine Taylor, who survives in Mill Creek.
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Lou Martin and Shirley Ann Martin, both of Mill Creek; four sons, Howard Lee Martin, Rick Martin and wife, Brenda, Bobby Carson Martin and Harold Lee Martin, all of Mill Creek; four sisters, Miller Bailor, Alpha Currence, Caroline Gear and Sue Poling, all of Mill Creek; four brothers, John Martin, Joe Martin, Delmar Martin and Nip Martin, all of Mill Creek; 13 grandchildren, a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Ann Martin; and two sisters, Orpha McGee and an infant Bessie Lynn Martin.
Mr. Martin was a timber cutter and farmer. He was a Mormon by faith.
Funeral Arrangements
: Friends will be received at Martin Family Cemetery in Mill Creek Saturday from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour, with Pastor Frank Stanley of the Valley Independent Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 8 Feb 2002.

Howard O. Martin
Howard O. Martin, 85, a lifelong resident of Mill Creek, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health since December.
Mr. Martin was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Valley Bend, a son of the late Jack G. and Maggie Pritt Martin.
On Sept. 18, 1946, he married the former Gladys Katherine Bailor, who survives in Mill Creek.
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Lou Martin and Shirley Ann Martin, both of Mill Creek; four sons, Howard Lee Martin, Rick Martin and wife, Brenda, Bobby Carson Martin and Harold Lee Martin, all of Mill Creek; four sisters, Milly Bailor, Alpha Currence, Caroline Gear and Sue Poling, all of Mill Creek; four brothers, John Martin, Joe Martin, Delmar Martin and Nip Martin, all of Mill Creek; 13 grandchildren, a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Ann Martin; and two sisters, Orpha McGee and an infant Bessie Lynn Martin.
Mr. Martin was a timber cutter and farmer. He was a Mormon by faith.
Funeral Arrangements
: No information available at this time. From 9 Feb 2002.

Joan L. Martin
Joan L. Martin, 71, of Philippi, died at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Martin was born June 3, 1930, in Barbour County, the daughter of the late Holly B. and Ruby V. Zinn Lake.
She was married to James T. Martin, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret Ann "Maggie" Carney and husband, Owen, Charleston, and Mary Jo McBee and husband, Robert "Bob," Weirton; three sons and daughters-in-law, James T. "Jim" Martin Jr. and wife, Roann, Hurricane, Thomas L. "Tom" Martin and wife, Cindy, and Richard L. "Rick" Martin and wife, Diane, all of Philippi; one sister and brother-in-law, Juanita Purkey and husband, John, Philippi; eight grandchildren, Angie McBee Evans, Andy and Alana Carney, Megan Martin, Travis and Tyra Martin, Rick Martin Jr. and Daniel Martin; two stepgrandchildren, Todd and Mark McBee; one great-grandchild, Alex Evans; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Zinn; two grandchildren, James Paul Carney and Matthew Carney; and one daughter-in-law, Norma L. Martin.
Mrs. Martin was a 30-year employee of Grafton Apparel and was a Protestant by faith.
Funeral Arrangements
: Friends will be received after 3 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home in Philippi where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Linda Payton will officiate and interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. From 23 Feb 2002

Sharon M. Martin
Sharon Marie Martin, 54, of Valley Furnace community, Route 2, Philippi, died at approximately 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 29, 1948, at Philippi, a daughter of Wilma Evelyn Spurgeon Coffman, who survives at Route 1, Moatsville, and the late George Sherwood Coffman.
On Aug. 12, 1967, she was married to Ronald Lee Martin, who survives at the Valley Furnace community.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Cindy Beavers and husband, William, Grafton; three sisters, Mrs. Shirley Huffman and husband, Arnold, Bridgewater, Va., Mrs. Sheila Spessert and husband, Doug, Frederick, Md., and Mrs. Susan Blanton and husband, Tom, Akron, Ohio.
Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and was formerly employed as secretary at Kasson School. She was a member of the New Hope Valley United Methodist Church.
Friends may call at Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and at the New Hope Valley United Methodist Church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Neil Parsons, chaplain for Hospice Care Corp. will officiate and interment will follow in New Hope Valley Cemetery. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. From 4 Dec 2002.

Thelma F. Martin
Thelma Francis Martin, 84, of Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care and formerly of 212 Chestnut St., Philippi, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, in Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care.
Mrs. Martin was born April 18, 1917, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Lloyd Leslie and Ada Lena Dunnington Cassana.
On Oct. 14, 1960, she married Julius Harold Martin, who preceded her in death on May 14, 1988.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. David (Brenda) Robinson, Philippi, and Martha Harris and Ginger Cassana, both of Cleveland, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Mrs. John (Gladys) Boylen, Flemington, Ruth Myers, Florida, and Mrs. Robert (Cheryl) Wilt, Buckhannon; a stepson, Pastor David Martin, Buckhannon; five grandchildren, Jacky Boylen, and Jerry Robinson, both of Philippi, James Robinson, Morgantown, Robert Cassana, Brookpark, Ohio, and Jason Harris, Cleveland, Ohio; a great-grandson, Kyle Jacob; and several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma DeLauder; and a brother, Willard Cassana.
Mrs. Martin was a homemaker. She attended Silent Grove Church and Baughman Towers Chapel services.
Funeral Arrangements
: Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, Wednesday after 5 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Barbour Memorial Cemetery. From 22 Jan 2002

Lois U. Massi
Lois Unger Massi, 82, of Kings Mountain, N.C., and formerly of Thomas, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 in Kings Mountain, N.C.
She was born Dec. 31, 1919 in Tucker County, a daughter of the late Benson "B.W." and Virginia Bohrer Unger.
She is survived by five daughters, Linda Arnold and husband, George, Central Point, Ore., Jane Ann Massi, Ripley, Gayle Point and husband, Robert of Woodbridge, N.C., Laura Shriver and husband, Tom, Ansted, and Elizabeth Glover and husband, Rick, Pueblo, Co.; and one brother, Benson Warren Unger Jr. and wife, Susan of Oakland, Md.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Irvin M. Unger, and six sisters, Marie U. Cosner, Ruth U. Breedlove, Virginia U. Thompson, Catherine U. Scott, Dorothy U. Harget and June U. Bishop.
Mrs. Massi was a retired bookkeeper for the Miners and Merchants Bank of Thomas, and a member of the Thomas United Methodist Church.
Funeral Arrangements
: Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Chapel in Davis Sunday from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Jeff Winter will officiate, and interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Thomas. From 2 Feb 2002

Ruth A. Matthew
Ruth Ailee Matthew, 83, a patient in Holbrooks Nursing Home in Buckhannon, and a former resident of Huttonsville, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2002, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born March 1, 1919, at Valley Head, a daughter of the late John Newton and Mini Mae Louk Ware.
She was married to Howard E. Matthew, who is a patient in the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.
Also surviving are three sons, Howard Keith Matthew and wife, Jane, of Huttonsville, Denver Clyde Matthew and wife, Glenda, of Chenoweth Creek, and Carroll Don Ware and wife, Jo, of Huttonsville; one daughter, Eileen Kay Hickox and husband, Tom, of Rossiter, Pa.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were one brother and one sister.
Mrs. Matthew was a homemaker and a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 103 of Huttonsville. She attended the Mill Creek United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Huttonsville Rebekah Lodge No. 103 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Verl Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. From 29 July 2002.

Marie H. Maxson
Marie Hellen Sublett Maxson, 79, a resident of Baughman Towers and a former resident of Chestnut Street, Philippi, passed away Saturday morning, March 30, 2002, in Broaddus Hospital emergency room.
She was born Nov. 3, 1922, at Woodman, Ky., a daughter of the late Dan and Eva Prader Dotson.
She was twice married. First, she married Arthur Paul Sublett Sr. and second, she married Charles Maxson, both whom preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Arthur Paul "Corkey" Sublett Jr., and wife, Marian, 20 Beech Ave., Philippi; three grandchildren, Bobbie Jo Harris, Shawn Sublett and Scott Sublett; and two great-grandchildren, Shaina Sublett and Kelci Sublett.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
She was a homemaker and a United Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 6 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Philippi Masonic Cemetery. From 1 Apr 2002

Clarence McCauley
Clarence McCauley, 81, a former resident of Norton, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. at Nella's Inc. at Crystal Springs, where he had been a resident since September 2001.
He was born June 4, 1920, at Grafton, a son of the late Burl and Virginia Reeder McCauley.
He was united in marriage to the former Lily Dale Thomason, who preceded him in death on March 6, 1971.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Lonnie Keener of Norton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers, Claude, Cletus and Clyde McCauley.
Mr. McCauley was the last person to leave Montgomery Wards, having worked as a maintenance and delivery person for several years. He retired in 1983. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He received a degree from the architectural school in Hawaii. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Sunday after 2:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner chapel Monday at 11 a.m. Bishop Lynn Muhlestein, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will officiate. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. in the W.Va. Grafton National Cemetery at Grafton, where full military services will be accorded by the VFW Post 3081, DAV Chapter 12 and the American Legion No. 24 all of Grafton. From 17 May 2002.

Jerl W. McCauley
Jerl Waitman McCauley, 87, a resident of Route 1, Anglin Run, Philippi, passed away at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at the residence of his daughter.
He was born May 3, 1915, in Barbour County, a son of the late Waitman A. and Mary McCauley.
He was twice married, first to the former Beluah Corley and second to Iona Marlean White, both of whom preceded him in death.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and husband, Leslie Gillis, Anglin Run, Philippi; one son, Dennis McCauley, Kent, Ohio; two brothers, Edward McCauley, Montrose, and Gaston McCauley, Canton, Ohio; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Violet McCauley; and one son, Donald McCauley.
He retired as a miner operator from Badger 14 Mines. He was a member of the United Mine Workers District 31. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Marshall officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with American Legion Post 44 conducting gravesite rites. From 28 Oct 2002.

Betty J. McCloud
Betty Jean McCloud, 77, a resident of 4433 Allen Drive, in Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Belington, departed this life late Saturday evening, May 4, 2002, at her apartment in Baltimore.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Talbott Funeral Home in Belington. From 6 May 2002.

Betty J. McCloud
Betty Jean McCloud, 76, a resident of 4433 Allen Drive in Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Belington, departed this life late Saturday evening, May 4, 2002, at her apartment in Baltimore. She had been in declining health but death was unexpected.
She was born June 18, 1924, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Walter and Alice Cormany McCloud.
She had never married.
Surviving are cousins, Ruth Ann Moore and husband, Robert Lee Moore Sr., of Belington, Robert Lee Moore Jr. of Belington, Elizabeth Tincher and husband, Calvin, of Belington, Erica Joyce Becker and husband, Harold, of Wheeling, David Michael Moore and wife, Nancy, of Elkins, and Jennifer Moore of Elkins.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Ms. McCloud was a graduate of Belington High School. She was retired from State Farm Insurance Co. after 35 years of employment. She was a long time active member of Hope Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Md.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from noon to 2 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor at 2 p.m. with Evangelist Michael Phillips officiating with Robert Lee Moore Jr. assisting. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery near Belington. A memorial service will be conducted from Hope Presbyterian Church in Baltimore at 6 p.m. Friday, May 17. From 8 May 2002.

Ralph H. McClure
Ralph H. McClure, 86, a resident of 305 Findley St., Elkins, departed this life at 4:02 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. From 5 Oct 2002.

Ralph H. McClure
Ralph H. McClure, 86, of 305 Findley St., Elkins, departed this life Friday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health for the past four weeks.
He was born Thursday, Dec. 16, 1915, at Clover Lick, Pocahontas County, a son of the late Forrest A. McClure and Lillie Hannah McClung McClure.
On Dec. 24, 1949, at Elkins, he was married to the former Betty Jean Rigsby, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Kevin M. McClure and wife, Missie, Elkins; two daughters, Mary Jo McClure and Theresa Alice McClure, both of Elkins; one brother, Elmer Lee McClure, Elkview; two sisters, Elizabeth Alderman, Charleston, and Pauline Lingo, Carlinville, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Joshua Thomas McClure and Jillian Marie McClure.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Cantrell.
He attended the schools of Pocahontas County. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, having worked in Pocahontas County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II and was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a bulldozer operator for 38 years, having last worked at the strip mine for Fairfax Trucking Co. He was a member of the West Virginia Pearl Harbor Survivors Group and the First United Methodist Church. He was an avid gardener.
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate and interment will follow at Mountain State Memorial Gardens in Gilman, where the H.W. Daniel’s Post 29, American Legion will present the American flag. From 7 Oct 2002.

Louis E. McCord
Louis Edward McCord, 80, of Oil Creek Road, Roanoke, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Braxton Health Center in Flatwoods.
He was born July 3, 1922, in Lewis County, a son of the late Lulu B. Neville.
He married Alta J. Keith McCord, who passed away on June 14, 1995.
Surviving are two sons, Louis "Sonny" McCord and Kenneth A. McCord, both of Oil Creek Road; three grandsons, Kenneth Keith McCord, Kevin Andrew McCord and Kasey Anthony McCord; and five great-grandchildren.
He was a retired electrician for Weston State Hospital. He attended Oil Creek United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Alkire Funeral Chapel today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Clarksburg. From 25 Sep 2002.

Suzanne McCulloh
Cheryl Suzanne McCulloh, 38, of Petersburg, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William M. Haynes Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville. From 30 Oct 2002.

Rachel McCutcheon
Rachel M. McCutcheon, 48, of Greencastle, Pa., passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Georgetown University Hospital.
Friends will be received at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa., today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and two hours prior to services at Liberty Presbyterian Church on Thursday. Interment will follow in Arbovale Cemetery. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. From 6 Aug 2002.

Harry B. McDaniels
Harry B. McDaniels, 67, of HC 78, Selbyville, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.
He was born Feb. 15, 1935, at Selbyville, a son of the late Ercil and Mary VanGilder McDaniels.
He was united in marriage on June 14, 1973, to Olga Sepella McDaniels, who survives.
He is also survived by three brothers, Jim and wife, Wilma McDaniels, of Bridgewater, Pa., Robert and wife, Bessie McDaniels, of Selbyville, and Rick and wife, Karen McDaniels, of Coroapolis, Pa.; four sisters, Eloise and husband, Edward Hedzik, of Economy Boro, Pa., Ina Reddinger of Freedom, Pa., Mildred and husband, Jim McVicker, of Carolina, and Sharon Decker of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Mr. McDaniels was a veteran of Vietnam, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 0148 of Mt. Zion. He was a life member of the Buckhannon VFW Post 3663. He attended the Good Hope Tabernacle Church.
Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Good Hope Tabernacle Church, where the body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour, with Pastor Holly J. Hoover officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery at Selbyville, where the Buckhannon VFW Post 3663 and the Frank B. Bartlett Post 7, American Legion will accord military rites. From 24 Sep 2002.

Gerald McDannels
Gerald McDannels, 75, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, in Southeastern PA Veteran’s Center, East Vincent Twp., Pa. He lived with his brother and sister-in-law in Schwenksville, Pa., prior to entering the Veteran’s Center in October 1996 and was formerly of Beverly.
He was born in Beverly, a son of the late Patrick and Julia Snyder McDannels.
Mr. McDannels had a 20-year career with the U.S. Air Force retiring as sergeant. He had enjoyed participating in the activities at Manatawy Manor in Pottstown, Pa.
Surviving are one brother, Stanley McDannels and wife, Inge, of Schwenksville.
Friends were received at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Derstine & Cannon Aves., Lansdale, Pa., Monday after 6 p.m., where a memorial services was held at 7 p.m. From 11 Apr 2002.

Bessie A. McDonald
Bessie Ann McDonald, 92, of Maysville and of Grant County Nursing Home since Feb. 19, 2001, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Mrs. McDonald was born Aug. 1, 1909, in Maysville, a daughter of the late William Christian Rohrbaugh and Nettie Keplinger Rohrbaugh.
She married Lester E. McDonald, who preceded her in death in 1969.
Surviving are two daughters, Loverna Rohrbaugh and Winona VanMeter, both of Maysville; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Rohrbaugh and Roscoe Rohrbaugh. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. McDonald was a member of Falls Assembly of God Church.
Funeral Arrangements
: No information available at this time. From: 15 Jan 2002.

Emory McDonald
Emory McDonald, 82, a resident of Route 1, Elkins, the Chenoweth Creek Road, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 12, 1919, at Cravensdale, a son of the late Aaron Samuel and Mary Catherine McDonald.
He was married to Vennie Pearl McDonald, who preceded him in death in 1996.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Boyd (Catherine "Kitty") Howard of Mill Creek; one stepson, Charles "Jack" Hamrick and wife, Rita, Perrysburg, Ohio; one stepson-in-law, Louie Gassnola, Thomas; three granddaughters, three great-grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, several stepgreat-grandchildren and several nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Jean Gassnola; one brother, Raymond McDonald; and one sister, kathleen Wyatt.
Mr. McDonald was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed as a lineman for Monongahela Power Co. for 38 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ron Diciolla officiating. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. From 29 Mar 2002.

Frankie McDonald
Frankie Wayne McDonald, 38, a resident of Hardy County, passed away, Sunday, June 23, 2002, in Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. Death was attributed to an accidental drowning.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of F.E. Runner Funeral Home. From 25 June 2002.

Frankie McDonald
Frankie Wayne McDonald, 38, a resident of Rig, passed away at 3:46 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2002, in Grant Memorial Hospital. Death was attributed to accidental drowning.
He was born Dec. 27, 1963, in Randolph County, a son of the late Lester Ford McDonald and Catherine "Kate" Keyes McDonald Taylor.
Surviving are one daughter, Carrie Ann McDonald of Rig; two sons, Frankie Joe McDonald of Rig, and Jonathon Wayne McDonald of Petersburg; one sister, Mrs. Willard (Linda) Herron of Mill Creek; five brothers, Larry F. McDonald and wife, Janice, of Dundalk, Md., Leonard F. McDonald and wife, Terry, and Robert Russell McDonald, both of Moorefield, Albert T. McDonald and wife, Jodie, of Petersburg, and Charles Ray McDonald of Rig; and three half brothers, Robert E. Taylor and wife, Marilyn, of Dorcas, Edwin Mac Taylor of Augusta, and Jerry Paul Taylor and wife, Dreama, of Jordan Run.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were one sister, Nellie "Lucy" McDonald Taylor; and two brothers, Gordon Lee and Henry Donald McDonald.
He worked at the Pilgrim’s Pride in Moorefield in the Live Haul Division. He was a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home today after 7 p.m. On Thursday, he will be moved to Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church in Mill Creek for visitation from 11 a.m. until noon, the funeral hour. The Rev. Frank Long, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Ralph Summerfield, pastor of the Blue Rock Union Mission Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. From 26 June 2002.

Marjorie McDowell
Marjorie Marie McDowell, 89, of Elkins, and formerly of Davis, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, in Colonial Place in Elkins.
Mrs. McDowell was born Oct. 20, 1912, in Jenningston, a daughter of the late Gabriel Daniel and Zettie Mae McDonald Good.
On Aug. 27, 1930, she married Orie Carter McDowell, who preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1997.
Surviving are a son, Richard C. McDowell, Elkins; a daughter, Barbara M. Hinkle, Davis; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, a sister and a granddaughter.
Mrs. McDowell was a homemaker. She was a member of Walter Chapter 43 OES, and a member of Davis United Methodist Church.
Funeral Arrangements
: Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jonas Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Davis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Elkins Hospice Care Corp., 629 North Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241.

Nancy S. McEldowney
Nancy C. Shelton McEldowney, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, departed this life Monday, May 27, 2002, at home. She had been in declining health for the past year and death was attributed to cancer.
She was born in Marlinton on Sept. 23, 1950, a daughter of Lillian Phillips, who survives in Elkins, and the late William Raymond Shelton.
She was married to Keith McEldowney, who survives in Anchorage, Alaska.
Also surviving are two daughters, Shawn and husband, Lonni Roberts, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Keris and husband, Paul Lund, of Petersburg, Alaska; three granddaughters, Hailey and Alissa Lund and Adison Roberts; two brothers, Jerry Shelton and wife, Sharon, of Elkins, and Robert "Bobbie" and wife, Christina, of Lancaster, Pa.; five sisters, Sandra Brown and husband, Jim, Lovain, Ohio, Gloria Miller and husband, Daniel, Janet Skidmore and husband, David, Elkins, Dorothy Durante and husband, John, of Parkersburg, Pa., and Kathy Moore, Elkins; one sister-in-law, Virginia Shelton, Grafton; her stepfather, Boyd Phillips of Elkins; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, William "Bud" Shelton.
Memorial services will be at the Church of the Nazarene on Lincoln Avenue and Main Street Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Terry Burgess officiating. From 3 Jun 2002.

Jack McGuigan
Jack McGuigan, 74, of Bounds Circle, Westover, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, as the result of an automobile accident in Salem.
He was born April 21, 1928, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late Maurice Moore and Minnie Mae Burke McGuigan Sr.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean McGuigan, on Jan. 10, 2000.
He is survived by one daughter, Jean Ann McGuigan of Westover; one son, Doug McGuigan of Elkins; and one sister, Nancye L. Farver of Edisto Beach, S.C.
He was a licensed embalmer for Calfee Funeral Home in Beckley and an electrician for Pittston Coal Co. in Wyco. He was a lifelong resident of Beckley, and had resided in Westover since the death of his wife, Jean McGuigan. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley and the Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II with Occupational Forces. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Association and United Methodist Temple in Beckley. He was a former master of Boy Scout Troop 80 and an avid West Virginia University fan and supporter.
Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday at Beverly Hills Cemetery at 11 a.m. with Dr. Richard Wright officiating. McCulla Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. From 21 May 2002.

Clifford R. McKim
Clifford Ray McKim, 100, a former resident of 303 Sycamore St., Elkins, and since 1980 a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., departed this life at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the La Vida Llena Nursing Home at Albuquerque, N.M. He had been in declining health for the past two weeks.
He was born Friday, Jan. 24, 1902, in Tennessee, a son of the late Robert Comar McKim and Clara Ethel Bloom McKim.
On June 6, 1935, at Elkins, he was married to the former Mary Virginia Patterson, who preceded him in death on June 12, 1980.
Surviving are two sons, James R. "Jim" McKim and wife, Mary, Albuquerque, N.M., and Daniel P. McKim and wife, Carol Ann, Springfield, Va.; one brother, Charles T. McKim and wife, Betty, Oakton, Va.; four grandchildren, Stephanie A. Current and husband, Rod, San Diego, Calif., Matthew R. McKim and wife, Karalisa, and Marcia West and husband, Matthew, all of Albuquerque, N.M., and David McKim, Springfield, Va.; and four great-grandchildren, Danielle N. Current, Ryan K. Current and Heather Mari Current, all of San Diego, Calif., and Kassidy E. McKim, Albuquerque, N.M.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one infant sister.
Mr. McKim worked as an administrative assistant for the U.S. Forest Service for 44 years, retiring in 1965. He was the author of the book "History of the Monongahela National Forest" and was a member of Saint Brendan Catholic Church.
Cremation services were provided by French Mortuary at Albuquerque, N.M. A gathering of friends will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. A memorial liturgy of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Saint Brendan Catholic Church. The Rev. Father William Anderson will be the presider and interment of the cremains was at Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. From 3 May 2002.

Donald E. McLean
Donald Edward McLean, 35, of 308 Walnut St., Belington, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, 2002, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Death was attributed to injuries and complications of a single-vehicle accident which occurred Aug. 3, near the Barbour-Harrison County line on state Route 20.
He was born April 26, 1967, at Philippi, a son of Virgie Geneva Ware McLean, who survives at 308 Walnut St., Belington, and the late Sterling McLean.
Also surviving are one son, Jerry Straughn, Philippi; three brothers, Roger Dale McLean and wife, Ellen, Ashburn, Va., Terry Wayne McLean and wife, Charlene, Philippi, and Timothy Neal McLean, Belington; one sister, Carmen Juanita Mallow and fiance, Randy Markley, Belington.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Deborah Anita McLean; his maternal grandparents, Lloyd Ware and Hazel Digman; and his paternal grandparents, Henry A. and Bertha Cross McLean.
Mr. McLean was a 1985 graduate of Philip Barbour High School, where he participated in football and baseball. He was a painter and construction laborer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was an avid sportsman. As a youth, he attended the Belington Church of the Nazarene.
Friends may call at Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Downing Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the Barbour Memorial Cemetery. From 17 Aug 2002.

David B. McLaughlin
David Bruce McLaughlin, 41, a resident of 109 Bell St., Elkins, departed this life at 4:20 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2002, at his residence. He had been in declining health, and his death was attributed to cancer.
Cremation services will be provided by Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. From 30 Apr 2002.

David B. McLaughlin
David Bruce McLaughlin, 41, a resident of 109 Bell St., Elkins, departed this life at 4:20 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2002, at his residence. He had been in declining health, and his death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Monday, Dec. 26, 1960, at Elkins, a son of Thomas Lee and Sandy McLaughlin of Walstonburg, N.C., and Maria and Jake Pingley of Elkins.
On Nov. 28, 1992, at Elkins, he was married to the former Diane Himelrick, who survives in Elkins.
Also surviving are his paternal grandmother, Eunice McLaughlin; three sons, John William Wicks, Randall Eugene Hedrick and Travis Richard Hedrick, all of Elkins; one daughter, Tosha Marie Hedrick, Elkins; one brother, Jeffery Thomas McLaughlin, Walstonburg, N.C.; one stepbrother, Ralph Bable, Walstonburg, N.C.; three stepsisters, Vanessa Carr, Elkins, Diane "DeDe" Pingley, formerly of Elkins, and Tammy Bable Jones, Walstonburg, N.C.; and one nephew, Jordan C. McLaughlin.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Marion "Mac" McLaughlin; his maternal grandparents, Irons and Wahna McQuain; and one niece Erin C. McLaughlin.
He was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1979. He worked as custodian for Elkins Cinema 7, was a Ham Radio operator and was in charge of Elkins Area Radio Net and Barbour County Emergency Net and was a member of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church at Beverly.
Cremation services were provided by Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Nestor officiating. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, Randolph County Unit, in care of Polly O’Kernick, 105 Wilson Lane, Elkins, W.Va. 26241, or to Hospice Care Corporation, 629 North Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. From 1 May 2002.

Erin O. McLaughlin
Erin Olivia Chestnut-McLaughlin, infant daughter of Jeffrey and Rose McLaughlin of Walstonburg, N.C., died Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Pritt County Memorial Hospital.
Friends will be received at Farmville Funeral Home in North Carolina today from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Hollywood Cemetery in Farmville, N.C. with the Rev. Claude Nethercutt officiating. From 4 Apr 2002.

Wilbur S. McNeal
Wilbur Stephen McNeal, 51, a resident of Culpepper, Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at his home.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McNeal Family Cemetery near Helvetia. The Rev. Roy Schuster will officiate and interment will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rapidan, PO Box 1715, Culpepper, Va. 22701, in memory of Mr. McNeal. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is charge of the arrangements for Wilbur Stephen McNeal. From 30 Nov 2002.

Wilbur S. McNeal
Wilbur Stephen McNeal, 51, a resident of Culpeper County, Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at his home.
He was born Jan. 17, 1951, in Upshur County, the son of Wilbur and Doris McNeal, who survive at Helvetia.
He was married to Martha Rose H. McNeal, who survives at Culpeper County, Va.
Also surviving are four brothers, Coy McNeal, Valley Bend, Phillip McNeal, Oak Hill, Carl McNeal, Buffalo, and Jeff McNeal, Helvetia; and three sisters, Patricia McNeal, Stephens City, Va., Dorothy Greenway, Helvetia, and Hedy Housel, Sistersville.
Mr. McNeal was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam from November 1968 until November 1971. He was a pipeline foreman for 20 years and was self-employed for 10 years.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 2, 2002, at the McNeal Family Cemetery near Helvetia. Rev. Fr. Roy Schuster officiated and interment followed. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper, Va., 22701, in memory of Mr. McNeal. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Wilbur Stephen McNeal. From 2 Dec 2002.

Ora E. McQuain
Ora E. McQuain, 96, of French Creek, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon.
She was born Aug. 20, 1905, in French Creek, a daughter of the late John W. and Sarah DeMoss Reynolds.
She married Thomas McQuain, who preceded her in death June 15, 1989.
Surviving are two daughters, Lucile Slaton, Boaz, Ala., and Sarah McMasters, French Creek; a son, French Z. McQuain, French Creek; three grandsons, Thomas McQuain and Robert McMasters, both of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Schoen Slaton, Boaz, Ala.; three granddaughters, Dreama Allison, Trussville, Ala., Patricia Roembke, Ossian, Ind., and Penny Covey, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by a son, James Robert McQuain; three brothers, Bernard, Artemas and Otha Reynolds; a twin sister, Nora E. Heavner; and a great-grandson, Ian McQuain.
Mrs. McQuain was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Abbott United Methodist Church and the Farm Women’s Club.
Funeral Arrangements
: Friends will be received today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Ressie Robison and the Rev. David Jesse will officiate, and interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park. From 2 Feb 2002.

Frances M. McUlty
Frances M. McUlty, 58, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, in Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Calvin Retman officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg. From 14 Mar 2002.

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