DELBERT WAYNE MILLER, II
Our beloved son, Delbert Wayne Miller, II, passed away at home on Monday, January 16, 2017. He died of natural causes. He was the son of Rev. Delbert and Mrs. Beverly Sue Miller, of Shinnston. He was born on July 18, 1972 at the United Hospital center in Clarksburg. He was 44 years old.
He was studying the ministry and expected to be ordained within two months. He was never married and lived at his parents’ home and dedicated his life to God. He loved the family’s kitties, “Puppy”, “Bunny”, and “Whinnie”, and his parakeet “Jimmy #5”. He lived a religious life of solitude caring for his parents and others.
Delbert was the grandchild of the late Frank James and Madge Scarcella and the late Emmett and Alicia Virginia Miller. He was also preceded in death by an aunt, Mary Margaret Scarcella and his great-grandparents.
At his request he was cremated. A memorial will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com. The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Miller family.
Teresa Robinson, 86 of Mt. Clare passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her residence.
She was born December 06, 1930 in Harrison County to Mr. Salvatore “Sam” and Maria Costantina Muscar. Teresa was a homemaker, always taking pleasure in raising her children and being part of her grandchildren’s lives.
Teresa is survived by two sons, James Robinson and his wife Janet of Clarksburg and David Robinson of Pennsylvania; two siblings, Frank Muscar and his wife Emma and Mary Loretta; three grandchildren, Karin Eliason and her fiancé Jeremy Landes, Craig Robinson and Jonathan Robinson; one great grandchild, Tyler Eliason and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Teresa was preceded in death by her husbands, James L. Robinson and William “Bill Scott; four brothers, Jake, James, and John, Philip Muscar; two sisters, Rose McCormick and Thelma Guzzi.
Online condolences may be sent to DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist Teresa’s family.
MARY JEAN SCHINDLER
Mary Jean Schindler, age 59, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, passed away after an extended illness on November 18, 2016, at her residence, surrounded by her family.
She was born March 12, 1957, in Clarksburg, WV, the daughter of the late Arthur L. Bennett Jr. and Betty Lou (Lasure) Bennett.
Mary is survived by her husband, James Anthony “Tony” Schindler of Clarksburg, WV; two daughters, Emily Linville and her husband, Kipper, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Adelaide “Addie” Sayres and her husband, Paul, of Bridgeport, WV; four grandchildren, Sydney, Bailey, Isabella and Cassidy; a sister, Beth Barger and her husband, Larry, of Elkins, WV; a brother, the Rev. Arthur L. Bennett III and his wife, Linda, of Vienna, WV; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary was a former teacher’s aide for the Harrison County Board of Education.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg.
Mary was a gardener, an avid animal lover, and she loved to rescue animals.
DORIS JEAN PARKER
Doris Jean Parker, 88, of Northview, went to be with the Lord in Heaven during the early morning hours of Friday, November 18, 2016, at United Hospital Center with family by her side.
Doris was born on August 7, 1928, in Wolf Summit, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel Augusta and Irene Livinia (Glass) Hoopengardner.
She was a homemaker and devoted her whole life to caring for her family.
She was a member of the Upper Room Church in Adamston.
Doris is survived by four daughters: Susan Rebecca Parker of Clarksburg; Mary Kathleen Cummings of Fairmont; Sally Ann Smith of Salem; and Beatrice Ruth Parker of Clarksburg; two sons: Michael Lynn Parker of Clarksburg and George Wilbert Parker, Jr., both of Clarksburg. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; and her special friend and caregiver, Debbie Hurst, of Clarksburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-three years, George Wilbert Parker, Sr., in 1976; one daughter, Barbara Irene Parker; one son, Richard Allen Parker; three sisters: Betty Ruth Hoopengardner; Caroline Ann Patrick; and Nancy Lee Kenny; and two brothers: William Joseph and Marvin Richard Hoopengardner.
BETTY Y. GAWTHROP
Betty Y. Gawthrop, 89, of Bridgeport, passed away on Sunday morning, November 13, 2016, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV.
She was born on April 23, 1927, in Philippi, WV, a daughter of the late Sullivan Yocco and Mary Patsey Yocco Sims.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Asa D. Gawthrop, who passed away on July 18, 1980.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Miller of Sierra Vista, AZ, and her son, Asa R. Gawthrop of Bridgeport; one sister, Pat Costley of Manteca, CA, and one brother, Sullivan “Jim” Yocco of New Concord, OH; and six nieces and nephews: Mary Galvan of Morgan Hill, CA, Jana Kolsbun and her husband John of Jacksonville, OR, Dan Yocco of Marietta, OH, Dennis Yocco of Canton, OH, Sharon Coffman and her husband John of Belpre, OH, and John Proudfoot of Clever, MO.
She is also survived by her friend and neighbor, Brenda Barnes.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth “Marie” Ashman; and two nephews, Jackie Ashman and Timothy Proudfoot.
She was a graduate of Philippi High School and a graduate of the West Virginia Business College and worked as a bookkeeper for the family business, Bridgeport TV. She enjoyed reading, camping, and family gatherings. She also enjoyed spending time with her close friends at their weekly luncheons.
BARBARA F. BAKER
Mrs. Barbara F. Baker, 85 years of age, of Broadway Street, Lost Creek and formerly of Clemans Road, Flemington passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016, with family by her side. She died after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born on December 3, 1930, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Andrew Freeland and Gladys Freeland McCoy.
She is survived by her husband James Arthur Baker whom she married on January 29, 1949.
She is also survived by her three daughters, Anita Kay Booth and her husband David of Flemington, Connie Sue Warne and her husband Bryce of Midlothian, VA and Andrea Lynn Baker of Midlothian, VA; her grandsons, James Harold Booth of Morgantown, and Keegan James Warne of Midlothian, VA. She had other close relatives and friends who were like family. Mrs. Margaret Palma of Parkersburg, Barbara’s sister, also survives.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother Chauncey Freeland.
Barbara was a graduate of RW High School and furthered her studies in secretarial school. She used this to pursue a career in secretarial work. She retired from Mutual of Omaha in 1987 after 20 years of service and went on to work at two real estate companies. Barbara liked to read, cook and care for her family, and WVU football and Pirates baseball were often her favorite television events. She also loved the music of country music legends, Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn in particular.
GLORIA LYNN DOTSON BENNETT
Gloria Lynn Dotson Bennett, 51, of Wallace passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born March 27, 1965, a daughter of Alice Bell Floyd Dotson who survives in Folsom, and the late Creed Dwight Dotson.
Gloria is also survived by her loving husband, David E. Bennett; her daughters, Mary Elizabeth Bennett and her husband Doug of Wallace; Gloria Jean Dotson of Anmoore; her sons, Colby Eugene Welch and William Henry Welch of Wallace; grandchildren, Kale, Reese, and Judd Bennett; Jazlyen and Sarenity Taylor; her mother-in-law, Mary Shaw Bennett of Wallace; siblings, William Dotson and his wife Terry of Smithfield; Shirley Rhode of Pine Grove; Evelyn Bowen and her husband John of Wallace; and Alice Aldridge of Folsom; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jody Dennison of Wallace who cared for her during her illness; Larry Bennett and his wife Debbie of Wallace; Audie Bennett of Wallace; Eddie Price and his wife Darlene of Lumberport; and Ruth Sendling and husband Gary of Gregory’s Run, several nieces and nephews; as well as very good friends, Concetta and Mike Mathey of Hepzibah.
In addition to her father, Gloria was preceded in death by her brothers, Doug and Leslie Dotson and her father-in-law, Audie Bennett.
Gloria was a member of the Full Gospel Chapel in Wallace. She enjoyed gardening and music and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
BERNICE MYRLE DEVERICKS
Bernice Myrle Devericks, age 93, of Stonewood, departed this life Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the River Oaks Nursing Home following an extended illness.
She was born September 25, 1923, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Emory Jay Devericks and Lillie Nicholson Devericks.
Ms. Devericks is survived by one son Willard Michael Devericks of Stonewood; her sister, Juanita Cross of East View, sister-in-law, Patricia Devericks of Stonewood; nephews and niece, Dave Blair of Nutter Fort, Larry Blair of Anmoore, and Deborah Malcom of Stonewood.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Devericks was preceded in death by one son, Robert Devericks; four sisters, Waveline Nicholson, Opal Lafferty, Maxine Blair and Mary Jane Devericks; one brother, Jay Junior Devericks, as well as one nephew, Kevin Devericks.
Ms. Devericks was retired from Hazel Atlas Glass Factory, where she worked in the Decorating Department.
NORMA JEAN (BUCHANNAN) CLEVENGER
Norma Jean (Buchannan) Clevenger, age 87, of Stonewood, WV, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Clarksburg Nursing and Rehab Center.
Norma was born on October 25, 1929, in Clarksburg, WV; a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Elizabeth M. (Adams) Buchannan.
Norma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She worked at G. C. Murphy for 20 years.
Norma is survived by two sons, Jeffery Paul Clevenger and his wife, Debra of Summit Park and Joseph Dorsie Clevenger and his wife, Michelle, of Alexandria, KY; three grandchildren, Chance Clevenger, Jason Werner and Jennifer Werner; four great-grandchildren, Scotty and Madison Werner, Brayden and Sarah Arehart; one sister, Betty Harper, Stonewood; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Clevenger, in 1999; eight brothers, Grant, John, Tom, James, Commadore, Charles, Andrew and Joe Buchannan; and two sisters, Kathleen Buchannan and Mary Lightner.
LINDA LOUISE (POLLACE) WEBB
Linda Louise (Pollace) Webb, age 68, of North View, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2016 at United Hospital Center.
She was born June 7, 1947 in Clarksburg, WV, daughter of the late Russell Pollace and Belle (Radcliff) Pollace.
Linda is survived by her son, Donald Lee Webb, II and wife, Cathy of Clarksburg, WV; two grandsons, Hunter Lee of Clarksburg, Landon Donald Webb of Clarksburg; a special niece, Leticia Bowyer Hyler of Harpers Ferry; a brother, Arthur Pollace of Buffalo Lake; a sister, Cecelia Bowyer of Lost Creek, WV; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald “Hotshot” Webb, who died on August 28, 2015; a sister, Jane Pollace.
RALEIGH EVERETT BEDELL JR.
Raleigh Everett Bedell, Jr., age 74, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away on November 19, 2016, at Fairmont General Hospital.
He was born December 3, 1941, in Calleo, Missouri, the son of the late Raleigh Everett Bedell, Sr. and Margaret Ann (George) Bedell.
Raleigh is survived his stepmother, Stella Bedell of Clarksburg, WV; former wife, Barbara Bedell; a daughter, Elizabeth Lebanc of Maryland; a son, Richard Bedell of Maryland; three granddaughters and one grandson; two brothers, Thomas Bedell of Clarksburg, WV, and Michael Bedell of Elburn, Illinois; and a sister, Rebecca Grantham of Phoenix, Arizona.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Anthony Bedell.
Raleigh was proud to graduate from Washington Irving High School in 1960. He attended Fairmont State College and was a longtime president of his local Lions Club in Maryland. He was a veteran and served in the Army Reserve during 1960-1966.
JOSEPH IRVIN SMITH
Joseph Irvin Smith, 57, of Clarksburg, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the United Hospital Center following a brief illness.
He was born in Weston, WV, on October 14, 1959, a son of the late Cecil Smith and Grace E. Westfall Smith.
He is survived by three sons, Steven Smith, Joseph Smith and Jason Smith; one brother, Donald Amos Westfall and wife June of Sun Valley Road; one sister, Debora Smith of Clarksburg, WV; one aunt, Betty Darling of Akron, OH; and one uncle Thomas Westfall of WV.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Steve Smith.
He was a Christian by faith and a retired fork lift operator for Merrick Engineering.
JAMES MICHAEL MURPHY
James Michael Murphy, 73, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at his home.
He was born on December 21, 1942, in Lanark, WV, a son of the late Auvil Murphy and Nellie E. (Bragg) Rhoades.
James is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn S. Murphy, whom he married on December 14, 1962; two sons, Patrick M. Murphy and wife Tammy of Beckley, WV, and Charles Murphy and wife Betsy of Roanoke, WV; one daughter, Cherri Lynn Murphy Whitlock and husband Larry of Shady Spring, WV; one sister, Bonnie Sue Collins of AZ; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, James was also preceded in death by two sons, William and James Auvil; and one grandson, Jason S. Hammond.
James was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Special Forces Green Beret and during Vietnam. He worked various construction jobs over the years and attended the Church of God. When he was able James enjoyed hunting, fishing, and building or “tinkering” with things. He also enjoyed working in the garden and spending time with his family.
CLIFTON TAYLOR COX
Clifton Taylor Cox of Sherman Oaks, CA, transitioned from this life after a brief illness on Friday November 18, 2016, at Olive View — UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA.
Clifton was born January 8, 1943, in Clarksburg, WV, to Alexander and Theresa (Barnett) Cox.
He was a graduate of Washington Irving High School and a veteran of the United States Army. Clifton moved to Sherman Oaks, CA, in 1976 where he managed facilities that provided transition mental health care for troubled youth and adults. Clifton was a strong advocate for his clients earning their respect, trust and friendship.
Clifton was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Alexander B. Cox Jr. and Richard H. Cox.
Clifton is survived by one brother, Martin (Ruth) Cox; four sisters, Rita Cox (Kenneth) Muckala, Rachel Cox Law, Cynthia Cox (Thaddeus) Law and Constance Cox (Henry) Stewart; two aunts; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Frank Swiger, 81, of Wallace, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility, Clarksburg.
He was born on September 15, 1935, to the late William Carl and Cloris Mae Elliott Swiger.
Frank was preceded by his loving wife, Agnes Swiger, on February 4, 2014.
He is survived by their children, Michael Dennis Swiger, William Goff Swiger and his wife Connie of Glen Falls, Frank Barton Swiger and his companion Beth Baker of Big Rock Camp, James Eric Swiger of Wallace, and Jeffrey Lynn Swiger and his wife DeAnna of Wallace; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents and wife, Frank was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Swiger, Jimmy Swiger, Carl Ray Swiger, Floyd E. Swiger, Ralph L. Swiger, Bernard W. Swiger and Freddy D. Swiger.
Frank was a devout Christian and member of the Wallace First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Wallace Fire Department for 17 years and a former chief. Frank was a Wallace Boy Scout Leader and Little League Coach. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Frank served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War.