Mary E. Daniels
Mary E. Daniels, 69, of St. Albans, died September 15, 2003, in Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston after a short illness with cancer.
She was born on November 28, 1933, in Green Bank, the daughter of Homer and Sarah Lambert Cassell.
She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Dunbar, worked in the 1970s as a sales clerk for Sears Roebuck and Company, and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, William Robert Daniels; one daughter, Roberta L. Wiseman, of St. Albans; one son, Daniel Robert Daniels, of St. Albans; goddaughter, Missy Summey, of Dunbar; two sisters, Kathleen Sutton, of New Port, North Carolina, and Myra Thomas, of New Bern, North Carolina; four brothers, Boyd Cassell, of Charleston, Roy Cassell, of Fayetteville, Georgia, June Cassell, of Gallipolis Ferry, and Curtis Cassell, of Lyons, New York; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Friday at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston with Pastor Larry McCallister officiating. Burial was in the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens in Cross Lanes.
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Edith Dora Smith
Edith Dora Smith, age 83, of Durbin, died Thursday, September 18, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Gospel Church at Durbin.
She was born November 13, 1919, at Clay, to the late Harve and Georgie Taylor.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Vernon David Smith, in 1996; three sisters, Margaret Cassell, Frances Amey, and Patty Clendenin; and a brother, William Taylor.
Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Jean White and Diana Faye White,, both of Circleville, and Freda Keeney; two sons, Robert Vernon Smith, of Bartow, and Michael David Smith, of Durbin; four sisters, Mary Irene Bowers, of Fayetteville, Lillian Rowland, of Florida, Rosie Bostic, of Clendenin, and Ruby Synes, of Summersville; brother, Charles Taylor, of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel in Arbovale by the Rev. Harold Swecker. Burial was in the Lambert Cemetery.
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Mary Grace Bailor DeHaven
Mary Grace Bailor DeHaven, age 81, of Durbin, died September 18, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Belington aftern an extended illness.
Mrs. DeHaven was born November 11, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Calvin and Josie Virginia Simmons Bailor.
She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Durbin.
She was married to the late Gilbert F. DeHaven, who died in 1991. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Patricia Ann DeHaven, a son, Donald E. DeHaven, four sisters, Ruth Bailor, Floroence DeHaven, Ernestine Bailor, and Etta Mae Barb, and three brothers, Bill, Carl, and Robert Bailor.
Surviving her are two daughters, Yvonne "Bonnie" Gray, of Durbin, and Sherry E. Kelly, of Belington; a son, David DeHaven, of Durbin; two sisters, Janet Bailor, of Durbin, and Gladys Martin, of Mill Creek; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildlren.
Graveside services by the Rev. David Rittenhouse and burial were held Saturday afternoon at Goodsell Cemetery.
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Thelma Catherine Maurer
Thelma Catherine Maurer, age 58, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Friday, September 19, 2003, at Cleveland.
Ms. Maurer was born June 30, 1945, at Thornwood, the daughter of the late John Sterl and Mary Ausfean Thompson Rexrode.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Arthur "Keyster" Rexrode.
Surviving her are a son, Aaron Maurer, of Cleveland, Ohio; six sisters, Hallie Sharp, of Cleveland, Wilma Warner, of Durbin, Linda Sheets and Barbara Taylor, both of Green Bank, Loretta Blankenship, of Hillsboro, and Maxine Warner, of Bartow; five brothers, John Thompson, of Bartow, Charlie Rexrode and Jefferson "Pete" Rexrode, both of Thornwood, Kenneth Rexrode, of Durbin, and Terry Rexrode, of Avoco, Michigan.
Graveside services were held Tuesday morning at Wilmoth Cemetery by the Rev. William Vandevender. Burial was in the Wilmoth Cemetery.
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John G. Workman
John G. Workman, of Cornstalk, died Friday, September 19, 2003.
He was a United States Army Veteran and retired from the Department of Highways as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator.
Born October 20, 1935, at Cordova, he was a son of the late Waldo and Arvilla Hammons Workman.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Clutter Workman; daughters, Kitty Cruse, of Asbury, Ada Butler, of Clintonville, Retha Lussier, of Cornstalk; son, Rodney Workman, of Cornstalk; sisters, Marie Patterson, of Cornstalk, and Merle Workman, of Lewisburg; brother, Charley Workman, of Clintonville; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday morning at the Workman Family Cemetery at Cornstalk with the Rev. Paul Suttle officiating.
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James R. Lauffer
James R. Lauffer, age 80, of Manor, died Saturday, September 13, 2003, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
He was born July 22, 1923, in Delmont, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Simon and Bertha Speakman Lauffer.
Prior to retirement, he was a welder at Westinghouse Electric, East Pittsburgh. He was a member of Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was a Workld War II veteran, having served in the Merchant Marine.
Surviving him are his wife, Dorothy Boice Lauffer; two sons, David, of Manor, and Daniel, of Culloden; a daughter, Ruth Anne Bland, of Dunmore; and six grandchildren.
Services were held September 17 at E. J. Rodgers Funeral Home in Manor by the Rev. William L. Hauser. Burial followed in Brush Creek Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church.
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Eleanor Lee Wotring
Eleanor Lee Wotring, age 84, a lifelong resident of Morgantown, died Friday, September 19, 2003 (one week shy of her 85th birthday), at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown.
She was born September 26, 1918, at home, a daughter of the late Daniel Jefferson Wotring and Madge Chloe Mundell Wotring.
She graduated from Morgantown High School and Fairmont Normal Teachers' College (now Fairmont State College). Before starting her teaching career, she was a "Gray lady" (nurse's aide) during WWII. She was a first grade school teacher for 42 years, from a one-room schoolhouse in Baker's Ridge to Jerome Park to Suncrest Elementary, where she completed the majority of her professional career. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Mary Virginia Shafer, of Marlinton, and Barbara Ann Warsinsky, of Morgantown.
Preceding her in death were five brothers, Earnest Howard, Daniel Jefferson, Jr., James Earl, Donald Ray and William Robert Wotring.
Funeral services were held Monday at Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown by Dr. Ken A. Ramsey. Burial was in the East Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Suncrest Primary School, c/o 100 Willow Wick Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505.