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Barbara E. Hall Carper, 74, of Morgantown and Sebring, Florida, passed away Sunday (Feb. 25, 2018) in Fort Pierce, Florida, with her loving husband, Doug, by her side.
Barbara was born in Buckhannon, the daughter of Randa M. Hall and the late Leonard M. Hall. She grew up in Arthurdale and graduated from Valley High School in Masontown. Barb married her high school sweetheart and, as an Army wife, lived in Germany and many places across the United States. Yet, her heart always desired country roads to take her back home to West Virginia.
Barb raised her family after settling near Mannington. She was a people person and enjoyed work as a waitress at such places in Fairmont as the Belmont Supper Club and The Broken Egg. Later, Barb moved to Morgantown, and spent her winters in Sebring, Florida. While in Florida, Barb attended the Church of Buttonwood Bay, was an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time with family and her snowbird friends. Whether living on an Army base or in Florida, Barb never met a stranger and was loved by all who met her.
Barbara was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Teresa Renee Carper; and her father, Leonard M. Hall. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Alvin Douglas Carper; three children and their spouses, Douglas L. Carper (Monica) of Idamay, Robert W. Carper (Brittany) of Mannington and Melissa Alderman (Dustin) of Morgantown. She was also the devoted grandmother of Joanna Carper, Troy Carper, Delaney Alderman and Dreyton Alderman, all whom she cherished. Barbara is also survived by her mother, Randa; and eight siblings and their spouses, Edward (Beth) Hall of Sebring, Florida Frances (Jim) Carper of Sebring, Florida, Micheal (Linda) of Morgantown, Roy (Vicki) Hall of Hundred, Debra (David) Street of Masontown, Sheila (Marshall) Hartley of Wadestown, Joyce (Doug) Conklin of Sycamore, Pennsylvania and Jacqueline (Jim) Saccamano of Longwood, Florida. Barbara will also be missed by many nieces and nephews, cousins, family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, in memory of Teresa Renee Carper, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the charity of your choice.
Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington, WV with funeral services beginning at 1 p.m. with Pastor Zane Mitchell and Pastor Martin Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on March 1, 2018
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