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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 21 January 2004

Paul Fansler

Paul P. Fansler, 69, of Hambleton, died Jan. 19, at home. 

He was born May 4, 1934, in Hendricks, a son of the late Otis Stephen and Pearl Agnes Losh Fansler. 

He is survived by his wife, joy Miller Fansler; a daughter Melissa (and Jim) Southern of Hambleton; two brothers Otis S. Fansler Jr. of Burceton Mills and Allen Fansler of Hambelton; two grandchildren Nicholas and Zachary Logan Southern. 

Mr. Fansler was a veteran of the US Army.  He was retired from the Department of Highways where he worked as a heavy equipment operator.  He was a member of the NRA and the Bee Keepers Association.

Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis from 5 - 9 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 21.  Funeral services will be held at Hinkle Funeral Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 11 am with the Rev. Leon Heavener officiating.  Interment will follow in Fansler Cemetery.    

Lela Nice

Lela Lorraine Hartley Nice, 74, died Jan. 17 at Corland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas. 

She was born May 1, 1928 in Fairmont, a daughter of the late William Henry Hartley and Strawdie Mabel Wiles.  She was preceded in death by her husband James H. Nice Sr. in 1988. 

Survivors include five sons Dorsey Francis "Butch" (and Joyce) Nice of Capon Bridge, Jerry Bruce (and Nelda) Nice of Martinsburg, Thomas Richard (and Sandy) Nice of Mt. Lake Park, MD, James Henry Nice of Gore, VA, Bernard Dale Nice of Thomas; four daughters Victoria Rose (and Michael) Shaffer of Aurora, Margaret Ann (and Gary) Luzier of Davis, Bernadine Elaine (and Ricky) Bever of Davis, Gloria Jean Sypolt of Reedsville; two brothers Clarence Carol "Buckie" Shuck of Del Ray, Fl, Thurmond Dave "Bud" Shuck of Monongah; a sister Beulah Eileen "Peanie" McCoy of Higgins, PA; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren

Mrs. Nice was a homemaker and worked as a waitress and in housekeeping.  She was a protestant by faith.

Friends were received at Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis where funeral services were held at Hinkle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eli Hostetler officiating.  Interment followed in the Aurora Cemetery, Aurora.    

Nila Cooper

Nila Sue Lewis Cooper, 56, of Fairfax, VA, died Jan. 15 after an extended battle with cancer.

Nila Lewis Cooper was born on Sept. 9, 1947, in Davis, a daughter of the late Charles and Doris Griffith Lewis.

Mrs. Cooper is survived by her three daughters, Stephanie (and Bob) Brown of Falls Church, VA, Angela (and Greg) Elrod of Berryville, VA, and Teresa Cooper of Round Hill, VA; a grandchild, Tiffany Brown; a sister and brother-in-law, Lucy (and Joe) Daffron of Fairfax, VA; a great niece and great-nephew, Mariah and Mark.  

Nila was a 1965 graduate of Mountaineer High School.  She had been employed by Merrifield Garden Center in Merrifield, VA, for the last 11 1/2 years in office administration.

Friends were received at the Advent Funeral Home in Falls Church, VA and Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis followed by a graveside service at Davis Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  

Jacqueline Moore

Jacqueline Kay Shaffer Moore, 56, of Tunnelton, died Jan. 13 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Hambleton on April 19, 1947, a daughter of the late Robert and Esther Jean Paugh Watkins and the late Arthur F. Shaffer.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Ray Moore of Tunnelton; a daughter, Alissa Michelle Moore, at home; a brother Jerry R. (and Imogene) Watkins of Statesville, NC; two sisters Mary Lou (and James) Shaffer of Tunnelton and Devetta (and Terry) Nestor of Parsons; 12 nieces and nephews; 24 great-nieces and great-nephews; three great-great-nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her sister, MaDonna Jean Plum.

Friends were received at the Rotruck-Lobb Fuenral HOme, Kingwood Chapel, Kingwood.  Colonel rowan VFW Post 2345 Ladies Auxiliary held a memorial service in the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Mentzer officiating.  Interment will follow at the Denver-Shaw Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be offered in her name to the American Diabetes Association of West Virginia, 1221-A Ohio Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

Mary Bunner

Mary Virginia Arnold Bunner, 84, of Beulahland Personal Care Home in Knottsville formerly of Fairmont, died Jan. 18 at Grafton City Hospital. 

She was born Feb. 27, 1919, a daughter of the late Charles H. Arnold and Corda L. Arnold.  On May 17, 1941 she married John A. Bunner who died June 9, 2002. Surviving are a son, John H (and Ginger) Bunner of Homosassa, FL; three daughters Sally Sargent of Tampa, FL, Lou Ann (and Steve) Farrar of Grayson, GA and Rebecca L. and (Randy) Colombo of Thomas; five grandchildren, Matthew, Amanda and Andrew Bunner, Derik (and Amity) Farrar and Sarah Farrar; a great-granddaughter Kaetlyn Bunner; a brother James ( and Sarah) Arnold of Grafton; four sisters Frankie McDaniel and June Satterfield of Grafton, Helen (and Mark) Moore of Fairmont, and Carolyn (and Jay ) Sessions of Ft. Myers, FL and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by a brother Robert Arnold. 

Mrs. Bunner retired from Marion County Board of Education as a secretary and was a member of the Central Christian Church of Fairmont. 

The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton from 4 to 9 pm Wednesday, Jan. 21.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 11 am with Pastor Paul G. Rebelo and Rev. Oren Reneau officiating.  Interment will be in the WV National Cemetery at Pruntytown.

Dale Pase 

Dale W. Pase, 84, died of pneumonia Dec. 28 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington.  mr. Pase, an Arlington resident, was a native of Thomas. 

His first wife, Evelyn Thomas Pase, died in 1989 after 47 years of marriage. 

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Ruth M. Pase of Arlington; two stepdaughters, Janet Vinter of Vienna and Mary Stewart of Middletown, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  

Pase was a cartographer who worked in the topographic center for the Defense Mapping Agency for 31 years until his retirement in 1973. 

He served in the Army Air Forces in Italy during World War II>  

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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