JULIA MARIE “JULIE” NEWSOME

Julia Marie “Julie” Newsome Pritt, 35, of Clarksburg, passed suddenly on March 18, 2017, from complications of pneumonia at the United Hospital Center.

She was born in Gainesville, FL, on May 13, 1981, a daughter of Michelle “Micki” Shaffer of Clarksburg and Joda William Newsome Jr. of Tallahassee, FL.

On July 11, 2008, she married Arthur W. “Buddy” Pritt, who resides at their home in Clarksburg.

Julie is also survived by one son, Joda Alexander Pritt of Clarksburg; two daughters, Maliah Rachelle Hinebaugh of Clarksburg and Lillian Alexis “Lily” Pritt of Elkins; two sisters, Paula Kay Willis of Newberry, FL, and Lauren Byron of Stonewood; her mother-in-law, Linda Kay Howell of Elkins; as well as several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Rachelle Aguiar.

Julie was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Class of 1999, and was employed at the F.O.P. in Clarksburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family and, most of all, adored her children. She could always put a smile on your face and touched so many lives, forever leaving lasting memories. She was very dear to the ones she loved. She was a loving daughter, wife and mother, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

FREDERICK EARL GOODWIN

Frederick Earl Goodwin of Clarksburg, WV, passed away surrounded by family on March 13, 2017, at the home of his son in Syracuse, UT.

He was born October 7, 1924, in Jane Lew, WV. He was the son of William Exel Goodwin and Marguerite (Margie) Lyden Dilly Goodwin Lawson. He was a devoted and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and brother.

Fred was a graduate of Washington Irving High School. He was the founder, owner and broker of Goodwin Real Estate from 1966 to 1992. Before starting his real estate career, he was a fireman for the city of Clarksburg.

He enlisted in the Navy to help protect his country during World War II. After the war, he returned to Clarksburg where he met Betty Jane McCarty, the love of his life. They were married on April 6, 1947, in Lumberport, WV. They had two sons, James Frederick Goodwin and Richard Lynn Goodwin. He was a member of Clarksburg Lodge No. 155, A.F.&A.M., a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in Clarksburg and Wheeling Bodies. He was a member of Sunny Croft Golf Course for many years and served on the board for many of those years. He loved golfing with his brother, nephews, friends and especially with his sweetheart, Betty. He was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist Church.

He is survived by son, James (Gayla) Goodwin, Syracuse, UT; granddaughter, Angela (Ben) Maylin, Lake Charles, LA; grandson, Christopher (Jacqueline) Goodwin, West Bountiful, UT; great-granddaughters, Hannah and Aubriella Maylin; and great-grandsons, Tyler and Ryan Maylin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty, and son, Richard, brothers, James W. Goodwin and Donald L. Goodwin, and one sister, Bette Lee Goodwin Sparks. He will always be loved and missed by his son and daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

WALTER SANDY

Walter Sandy, age 92, of Green Valley, Bridgeport, WV, entered Heaven’s gates on Monday, March 20, 2017, following a brief illness.

He was the son of the late Bert Sandy and Elsie (Jenkins) Sandy.

Walter married the love of his life, Clista (Hyde) Sandy, on September 18, 1945, who preceded in death on December 4, 1994.

Walter was also preceded in death by three sisters, Sarah Hyde, Jacqueline Goff and Mary Lodge; two brothers, Charles Sandy and Harry Sandy; a son, Arthur Sandy; a daughter, Virginia Sandy; and a grandchild, Remona (Drummond) Shreves.

Walter is survived by his beloved children, Patty Drummond and her late husband, John, Richard Sandy and his wife, Doreen, Peggy Sandy, and Janet Cumberledge and her husband, Eddie. Also surviving are four brothers, George Sandy, Kenneth Sandy, Tom Sandy and Bob Sandy; eight grandchildren, Becky Wright, Calvin Drummond, Brian Sandy, LaDonna Lewis, Amy Mankins, Bobby Trimble, Crystal Snyder and Breanna Cumberledge; 13 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Walter started working for CONSOL Jordan 93 Mines and then retired from Robinson Run Mines in 1980. He was a member of Local 1501. Walter loved to be outdoors, whether it was splitting firewood, gardening, raising chickens, picking raspberries or writing poems. Walter will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

 

JULIA MARIE “JULIE” NEWSOME

Julia Marie “Julie” Newsome Pritt, 35, of Clarksburg, passed suddenly on March 18, 2017, from complications of pneumonia at the United Hospital Center.

She was born in Gainesville, FL, on May 13, 1981, a daughter of Michelle “Micki” Shaffer of Clarksburg and Joda William Newsome Jr. of Tallahassee, FL.

On July 11, 2008, she married Arthur W. “Buddy” Pritt, who resides at their home in Clarksburg.

Julie is also survived by one son, Joda Alexander Pritt of Clarksburg; two daughters, Maliah Rachelle Hinebaugh of Clarksburg and Lillian Alexis “Lily” Pritt of Elkins; two sisters, Paula Kay Willis of Newberry, FL, and Lauren Byron of Stonewood; her mother-in-law, Linda Kay Howell of Elkins; as well as several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Rachelle Aguiar.

Julie was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Class of 1999, and was employed at the F.O.P. in Clarksburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family and, most of all, adored her children. She could always put a smile on your face and touched so many lives, forever leaving lasting memories. She was very dear to the ones she loved. She was a loving daughter, wife and mother, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

MARGARET PAULONIS MORGAN

Margaret Paulonis Morgan, 91, died peacefully with family by her side in Charleston March 21, 2017. Maggie was a devoted mother, wife and friend who selflessly dedicated her efforts to those close to her and to those in need.

She was born on July 13, 1925, in Baltimore, MD, to Vera and Joseph Paulonis and attended Western High School, graduating early to pursue a nursing career during World War II. To that end, she studied and graduated from the former Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing. While she practiced as a Registered Nurse, she took courses to earn a college degree in nursing. She studied at the College Notre Dame of MD, Boston College, Massachusetts General and Catholic University, from where she was awarded her degree. She went on to become a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, teaching nursing arts. She then began to work on her master’s degree but other events took precedence.

She first came to Clarksburg as a bridesmaid in the wedding of a colleague, where she met her future husband Roger Morgan. As the headline in the local paper declared on her wedding day at Immaculate Conception Parish: “She came for a weekend and stayed for a lifetime.”

Clarksburg soon benefited from Maggie’s experience because she trained and worked in major urban hospitals. She established a candy-striper’s program at St. Mary’s Hospital to help the nursing staff and to train young nursing students, and she also taught nursing at Salem College.

Most famously, she recognized that, like larger cities, the local hospital would benefit from a charity ball like the ones she had attended in Baltimore and Boston. The Holly Ball, a formal charity event, was originally conceived of and organized by Maggie; 50 years later, this fundraiser is now a Clarksburg tradition, and has resulted in substantial funding for United Hospital Center.

Maggie also brought her creativity and passion to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Harrison County in the form of a fundraising event known as the “Duck Race.” For many years in the 1990s and 2000s, during the Italian Heritage Festival weekend, the community donated thousands of dollars to the charity by buying tickets for a chance to own the winning Duck in a race down the West Fork River at Veterans Memorial Park.

When she wasn’t fundraising, Maggie faithfully cared for those in need in Harrison County by delivering food with the Meals on Wheels program, providing care and companionship. She also actively volunteered with her church, Immaculate Conception Parish.

Above and beyond her nursing career, charitable endeavors and her devotion to family life, Maggie pursued many personal interests: She was an exceptional cook and entertainer, gardener, seamstress and athlete — she loved to swim, play tennis and ski. More than anything, she was a caring and giving person who always put others first.

She is survived by her sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren: John Miles Morgan and wife, Lisa Morgan, and their sons, Skyler, Jackson and Maxwell; Andy Morgan; David Morgan and wife, Cindy Moeller, and their children, Greyson and Marlowe; and daughter-in-law Kim Shamblin Morgan. She is also survived by her sister, Frances Unitas (nee Paulonis); nephew, Anthony J. Unitas and wife, Eileen; great-nephews, Anthony J. Jr. and Daniel; and great-niece Julia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger J. Morgan, and eldest son, Gregory A. Morgan of Clarksburg.

 

HELEN S. TOOTHMAN

Helen S. Toothman of Shinnston passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital in Buckhannon.

She was born December 5, 1925, in Marion County. She was the daughter of the late Steve and Stella Stache.

Helen was a loving mother and homemaker. She was an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Shinnston, where she belonged to the St. Ann Altar Rosary Society.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, George Edward Toothman Sr.; her brother, John “Lon” Stache; and five sisters, Anna Lynch, Kathryn Stache, Pauline Stache, Mary Menus and Julia Veith.

Helen is survived by her son, George Edward Toothman Jr. and wife, Helen, of Shinnston; her daughter, Catherine Dawn Posey of Charleston; grandson, Ronald Lee Posey II and wife, Suzanne, of Charleston; three granddaughters, Jodie Lynn Posey and husband, Patrick Bucks, of Summersville, Tammy Lynn and husband, Bryan Hudkins, of Lost Creek, and Jamie Lynn Simons and husband, Joshua, of Buckhannon; three great-granddaughters, Lainey Kate Posey, Adalyn Mae Bucks and Lyla Rose Simons; one great-grandson, Luke Joshua Simons; and several nephews and nieces.

 

JAMES VICTOR ELLIFRITT

James Victor Ellifritt, 60, went home to be with his Lord and Savior March 21, 2017, after years of living with Muscular Dystrophy. He was born in Clarksburg April 27, 1956, the son of the late Hobart and Ruth Ellifritt.

He is survived by his four siblings, Betty Dotson (Mike) of Parkersburg, Bill Ellifritt of Clarksburg, Laurie Givens (Jeff) of Clarksburg and Nancy Havener (Kirk) of Harrodsburg, KY. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Amy Rexroad (Brandon), Kelley McClung (Brian), Andrew Givens (Nell), Elizabeth Givens, Victoria Swiggett, David Havener (Sarah), Abigail Havener and Jeremiah Havener; as well as seven great-nieces and nephews.

Jim was a 1974 graduate of Washington Irving High School, a 1978 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in chemical engineering and later a graduate of Fairmont State College with a degree in accounting. At the time of his death, he was employed as a tax preparer for H&R Block. Jim was a lifelong member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church, where he served as treasurer for many years.

 

JERALD E. JONES

Jerald E. Jones, 84, of Bridgeport, passed away Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017, in Charleston. He was born in Romance, Jackson County on December 1, 1932, a son of the late Marshall W. and Adda Iman Jones.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Lovejoy.

Also surviving are three children, Jeffrey Jones and wife, Tamra, of South Charleston, Perry Jones of Clarksburg and Suzanne Lopez and husband, John of South Charleston; four grandchildren, Alexander and Hannah Jones, both of South Charleston, and Gabriella and Garrick Jones, both of Clarksburg; a brother, John Paul Jones and wife, Linda, Richmond, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was a three-sport athlete at Ripley High School, playing football, basketball and baseball. He was an all-conference football and basketball player and was on the All-State football team in 1949.

He attended Marshall University on a football scholarship and obtained an A.B. degree in 1954. Jerry, upon graduation from college, entered the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as an infantry officer. After active duty and Marine Corps Reserve time, he ended his military career as a Captain.

Upon leaving active duty, he attended West Virginia University College of Law, where he was President of the student body and a member of the Board of Editors of the West Virginia Law Review.

Jerry came to Clarksburg after graduation from law school in 1959, and he joined the firm as an associate with Deem & Marstiller, whose members were Fred B. Deem, James A. Marstiller, Edgar C. Siegrist and H. Laban White. He later became a partner in the firm, but left the firm in 1969 to form a new law firm of Jones, Williams, West & Jones, with W. Lyle Jones, David Williams, and James C. West Jr., which later became West and Jones.

Jerry was president of the Harrison County Bar Association in 1978; president of the West Virginia University Law School Association in 1981- 82; president of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in 1980-81; a member of the Board of Governors of the West Virginia State Bar; and served as president of the West Virginia State Bar in 1993-94.

Jerry was a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and holds the rank of Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was a member of the first class to be inducted as a Fellow in the West Virginia Bar Foundation in 1999, which recognizes outstanding West Virginia lawyers as prominent in the profession and active in Bar activities.

In addition to the aforementioned Bar organizations, Jerry was also a member of the West Virginia Bar Association, the National Conference of Bar Presidents, the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Bar Foundation.

He enjoyed playing golf and attending WVU sports events as a season ticket holder for many years. He and Mary Lou enjoyed traveling abroad, in the Southern Caribbean, Central America, Europe, and Asia.

Memorial contributions in Jerry’s memory can be made to Clarksburg Mission, P.O. Box 1123, Clarksburg, WV 26302-1123.

 

MARSHALL LEWIS “IKE” TETRICK

Marshall Lewis “Ike” Tetrick, II, 78, of Clarksburg, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Louis A. Johnson Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

He was born September 1, 1938, in Clarksburg, the son of the late Marshall Lewis Tetrick and Frankie Bernice (Powell) Tetrick.

Marshall is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Jean (Long) Tetrick of Clarksburg; two daughters, Sally Waller& her husband, Donnie, of Clarksburg and Debbie Eskridge and her husband, Ricky, of Salem; a son, Marshall Tetrick III and his wife, Patricia, of Buckhannon; five grandchildren, Jody Tetrick and his wife, Tabby, of Fairmont, Ashley Tetrick of Clarksburg, Cathy Flanigan and her husband, Michael, of Lumberport, Michelle Dean and her husband of Buckhannon, Vickie Rohr and her husband of Buckhannon; four great-grandchildren, Alyisoa Rohr, Alinay Rohr, Sara Ward and Jersie Tetrick, Noah Tetrick, JJ Tetrick, Cameron Tetrick; a sister, Barbara Mayers and her husband, Ralph, of Clarksburg; and three pets, Barkie, Panda Bear and Molly.

Marshall drove truck for 20 years for Allegheny Freight Line. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was overseas in Hawaii before Hawaii was a state. He loved camping, hunting and fishing in his younger years. Marshall liked camping in Bowden and also enjoyed himself family fishing and camping at Grafton, where he fed the deer.

 

SHIRLEY Y. ALLENDER

Mrs. Shirley Y. Allender, 88 years of age of Bridgeport, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 24, 2017 surrounded by those who loved her.

She was born March 12, 1929, in Clarksburg, W.Va., the daughter of the late Jesse E. and Nellie C. Barker Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 64 years, William E. “Bill” Allender in 2010; and a son, William E. “Bill, Jr.” Allender in 1984.

Shirley lived her life as a homemaker, dedicated to her family. She was a lady who enjoyed the simple things in life. She enjoyed trips to Walmart and the mall. Most of all, she loved time with family. She was a special person, giving all of herself to those she loved, including the loving bond she had with Paula Bramer and her husband, Donnie.

She also leaves behind an extended family she called her grandchildren, Alexandria “Allee” Johnson and her husband Patrick of Bridgeport, W.Va., Dak Bramer and his fiancée, Kristen Sappington of Bridgeport, W.Va.; great-grandchildren Cobey, Gunner, Parker and Hadley Johnson; and nephews and a special friend and neighbor, Mary Rawlintinis. She is also survived by two sisters, Edna Loving of Columbus, Ohio, and Patricia Furbee and her husband William of Bridgeport, W.Va.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, James, Roy, Ray and Eugene Jones, and three sisters Mary Jones Cleer, Frances Jones Bland, and Charlotte Jones Brown, who was her twin.

The family wants to acknowledge the wonderful care, love and support given by People’s Hospice. They ask donations be made in Shirley’s memory to People’s Hospice, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330.