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May there memory remain with us forever.
 

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Obituaries

These are obituaries of family members members and others that George knew. May you all rest in peace.

Clarence Shinaberry

Clarence Shinaberry was my (George's) Father.

Clarence A. Shinaberry, of Clover Lick, age 70, died at his home Saturday, June 8, 1963.
Born October 18, 1892, at Iron Gate, Virginia, he was the son of Andrew and Sarah Townsend
Shinaberry. He was a veteran of World War I.
He was preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Harper Shinaberry

Surviving  him  are his wife, Lillie Wheeler Shinaberry, a daughter Helen Shinaberry
and two sons George and Norman

Services were held Monday afternoon at the Poage Lane Church by the Rev. E. Clyde Bussard
with burial in the Shinaberry Cemetery at Clover Lick.

 

Lillie Margaret Wheeler Shinaberry

Lillie Shinaberry was my (George's) Mother.

                                  We miss you Mother. 

                                  Twenty-Third Psalm

The Lord is my I Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He  leadeth  beside  the  still waters.  He Restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the path of
righteousness  for  his  name's  sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will
fear  no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy stall they comfort me. Thou preparest
a table  before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my my head with oil
; my  cup  runneth over.. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life
: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Lillie  M.  Shinaberry  of  Pogue Lane, died Monday, February 6, 1995 in Pocahontas  Memorial Hospital after a
Short  illness.  A  homemaker,  she  was  the  widow  of  Clarence  A.  Shinaberry.  Besides her husband, a son
Harper  Shinaberry, her parents and a brother Noel Wheeler preceded her in in death. The daughter of the late
George  &  Virgie  Bright  Wheeler,  she  was  born  in  Marlinton October 5, 1907. Surviving her are a daughter
Helen  Sharp  of Stauton, Virginia: two sons, George Shinaberry, of Seminole, Florida and Norman Shinaberry
of  Stony  Bottom;  five  sisters, Mattie Higgins, Eula Friel, Nora Miller and Zoe Sharp all of Marlinton, and Edith
Nelson of Renick; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.       

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 Norman was my (George's) brother.

You are with Jesus. May you be at peace for eternal life. We miss you brother, husband &
father.

 For God so loved the world, that he gave his            
 only begotten son, that whosoever believeth
 him should not perish, but have everlasting
 life                 John 3:16 KJV

Norman Price Shinaberry

Norman  Shinaberry,  age 58,  of  Cass,  died  Tuesday,  June 15,  2004,  in  West  Virginia  University  Hospital at
Morgantown.  Mr.  Shinaberry  was a security guard at Mountain Lodge and formerly a splitter at Howes  Leather
Company.  He  was  born  at  Clover  Lick  November  27,  1945,  the  son of the late Clarence and Lillie  Wheeler
Shinaberry.  Mr. Shinaberry  served  in  the  Army  in  the  Viet  Nam  War.  Surviving  him  are his wife, Peggy A.
McPaters  Shinaberry;  two  sons, Travis  Shinaberry,  of Marlinton, and Jason Shinaberry, of Clover Lick; a sister,
Helen  Sharp,  of  Raphine,  Virginia;  a  brother, George Shinaberry, of Mobile, Alabama; and five grandchildren.
His  parents  and  a  brother,  Harper Shinaberry, are deceased. Funeral services were held Friday at VanReenen

Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in the Shinaberry Cemetery.

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Barbara Shultz

Barbara was George's second wife. She passed away October 28, 2006 7:45 AM PST at Los Robles Hospital,
Thousand Oaks, California

From the Ventura County Star, Moorpark, California  

Moorpark community leader Shultz dies


Barbara Shultz, a longtime Moorpark community leader and co-founder of Women of Moorpark Enjoying Networking,
or WOMEN, has died after a long hospitalization, her family said Tuesday. She was 57.
Shultz, a resident of Thousand
Oaks for the past 10 years, had been under heavy sedation since early September, after an infection from a pacemaker
led to deteriorated health, her family said.
An official cause of death has not been determined.
Shultz, a leading advertising sales representative for a national magazine, had a heart condition and received the
pacemaker in August, her brother said.
"She was a very outgoing person," said Paul Shultz. "She was a business person and always built a personal relationship
with her customers. To her, the relationship was more important than the business itself."
On Sept. 7, co-workers found Barbara Shultz in her home, where she appeared disoriented. She was taken to Los
Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, and doctors determined that she had a severe staph infection.
The pacemaker was removed Sept. 10, but the infection grew more serious, and she suffered subsequent health
setbacks, Paul Shultz said. She died Saturday morning October 28, 2006.
She worked for Clipper Magazine, where she earned the distinction of being among its top five advertising
representatives nationwide.
She worked with a variety of community events, including Simi Valley Days and Moorpark Country Days. She was a
member of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce. She carried out a key
role in coordinating the Miss Teen Ventura County contests every year.
Shultz grew up in the Venice area of Los Angeles and moved to Moorpark 25 years ago. There she bought a house
( Barbara and I purchased this home together in December, 1978, we moved into it in January, 1979) on Sierra Avenue
and opposed the construction of what is now the Mission Bell Plaza shopping center.
Survivors include her longtime companion, George Shinaberry; her brother, Paul Shultz; and her sister, Ellen Robertson.
A memorial service is being planned for Nov. 11, but details are still being worked out. Paul Shultz said he hopes the
service will take place at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village.

Memorial services were held at  Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village on November 11, 2006

Barbara may you rest in peace.

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Adrian R. Sharp

Adrian Raymond Sharp, age 77, of Edray, died Tuesday, March 21, 1995, at the University of Virginia Medical
Center at Charlottesville, Virginia, from a heart condition. He was taken by helicopter to Charlottesville last
Wednesday. He was a former checker at a steel mill in Maryland and returned to Pocahontas upon retirement.
He was a Methodist. Born in the Brush Country near Marlinton, February 20, 1918, he was the son of Creetus
and Lucy Underwood Sharp. Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother, Alvon Sharp, and a
grandchild, Jennifer Chandler. Surviving him are his wife, Zoe Hazel Wheeler Sharp; three sons, Gillis Sharp
and Wayne Sharp of Baltimore, Maryland, and Marshall Sharp, of Marlinton; a daughter, Sandra Chandler, of
Jarrettsville, Maryland; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jay Hicks, with burial in
Fairview Cemetery.

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Edith was George's aunt. She was my mothers sister

Edith Wheeler Nelson

Edith  Cavell  Wheeler  Nelson,  age  82,  of  Renick,  died  Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at Greenbrier Valley
Medical  Center.  She  was a member of Central Union United Methodist Church and attended Mt. Hermon United
Methodist  Church  at  Renick.  Born at Marlinton February 14, 1919, she was the daughter of the late George and
Virgie  Bright Wheeler. Preceding her in death were her husband, Cale Nelson; two sisters, Lillie Shinaberry and
Mattie  Higgins,  and  a  brother,  Noel  Wheeler.  Survivors include a daughter, Alice Faye Baca, of Albuquerque,
New  Mexico; three sons, Cale B. Nelson, Jr., of Marathon, Florida, Jack D. Nelson, of Renick, and Oran T. Nelson,
of Morgantown; three sisters, Nora Miller and Eula Friel, both of Marlinton, and Zoe Sharp, of Baltimore, Maryland;
five  grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Central Union
United  Methodist  Church by the Rev. Sonny Painter and the Rev. Bob Mann. Burial was in the Wilfong Cemetery.

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Carl Higgins

Carl Samuel Higgins, 60, of Route 1, Marlinton, died in the Pocahontas memorial Hospital Friday, February 11, 1966.
Born near Marlinton October 10, 1905, he was the son of Mrs. Ettie Jackson Higgins and the late Henry Higgins.
In September, 1934, he was married to Mattie Wheeler, who survives him in addition to a son, Charles Higgins, five
brothers, Ellet Higgins, Marlinton, Guy Higgins, of Baltimore, Maryland, Harry Higgins, of Amherst, Ohio, James
Higgins, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dan Higgins, of Evansville, Indiana; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Akers and Mrs. Grace Hill,
of Buckeye; Mrs. Arlene Fertig, of Nitro, and Mrs. Wanda Peterson, of Aurora, Illinois.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Edray Methodist Church by the Rev. Harry Drake and the Rev. Carl Boggs,
with burial in Wilfong Cemetery.

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Mattie was George's aunt. She was my mothers sister

Mattie Wheeler Higgins

Mattie  W. Higgins, age 89, of Edray, Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at Alleghany Regional Hospital,
Low Moor, Virginia. She was a member of Edray United Methodist Church. Born June 5, 1910, at Marlinton, she was
the  daughter  of  the  late  George and Virgie Bright Wheeler. Her husband, Carl Higgins, a sister, Lillie Shinaberry,
and  a  brother,  Noel Wheeler,  preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, Charles R. Higgins, at home; four
sisters,  Eula  Friel  and  Nora Miller, of Marlinton, Edith Nelson, of Renick, and Zoe Sharp, of Jarrettsville, Maryland.
Funeral services were held Monday at Edray United Methodist Church by the Robert Mann. Burial was in the Wilfong

Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Edray United Methodist Church.

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Charles Raymond Higgins

Charles Raymond Higgins, age 69, a resident of Pocahontas Center, died Tuesday, August 9, 2005, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Charles was the son of the late Carl, and Mattie Wheeler Higgins, of Edray; he was born March 17, 1936.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Robert Mann, with burial in the Wilfong Cemetery.

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Hobert Friel

Hobert Arlen Friel, 69, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Sunday, June 10, 1984, in Alleghany Regional Hospital at Low
Moor, Virginia, after a long illness. He was a retired mechanic and a member of Central Union United Methodist
Church. Born at Woodrow October 12, 1914, he was the son of Mrs. Flossie Friel of Buckeye, and the late
Morris B. Friel.
Preceding him in death were his father and two sons, Kenneth and Luster.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Eula Catherine Wheeler Friel, four sons, Leroy, of Butte,
Montana, Clifton of Denton, Maryland, Kermit, of Huntersville, and Sherwood, of New Stanton, Pennsylvania,
three daughters, Nadine Bodenhamer, of Chester, Virginia, Lois Ingram, of Milton, and Christine Bradley in
Germany; one sister, Naomi Newman, of Marlinton, and six brothers, Sherman, Harold and Osborn, all of Buckeye,
Norman and Herbert, both of Marlinton, and Ira, of Greensboro, North Carolina; and 14 grandchildren.Services
will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Central Union United Methodist Church by the Rev. B. B. Mitcham, with
burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Wilbur Miller 

Wilbur Deaver Miller, 80, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Friday, January 21, 1994, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after
a long illness.
Mr. Miller was a retired coal miner. He was a member of Central Union United Methodist Church and the American
Association of Retired Persons.
Born August 18, 1913, at Webster, Indiana, he was the son of the late Ransom and Stella Miller.
He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Theodoshia, two brothers, Earl and Howard, and a sister, Dorothy.
Surviving him are his wife Nora Wheeler Miller, three daughters, Margaret Miller, and Sharon Campbell, both of
Marlinton, and Helen Griffin, of Blunts Creek, North Carolina; a brother, Ralph Miller, of Centerville, Indiana; and
four grandchildren.

Services were held at Central Union Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Sonny Painter, with burial in
Mountain View Cemetery.

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Nora was George's aunt. She was my mothers sister

Nora Wheeler Miller

Nora  Wheeler  Miller,  age  91,  of  Rt.  1,  Marlinton,  died  Sunday,  March  13, 2005, at The Brier at Lewisburg. A
homemaker,  she  was  a  member of the Central Union United Methodist Church. Mrs. Miller was born at Marlinton
August  4,  1913,  the  daughter  of  the  late  George  and  Virgie  Bright  Wheeler.  Her  husband,  Wilbur D. Miller,
preceded her in death, also  a  brother, Noel Wheeler, and three sisters, Edith Nelson, Lillie Shinaberry, and Mattie
Higgins.  She  is  survived  by  three  daughters,  Helen Griffin,  Cheryl Campbell,  and Margaret  Ann  Miller,  all of
Marlinton; a grandson whom  she  raised,  Edward L. Gibson, of Marlinton, and three other grandchildren, and two
great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Eula Friel, of Marlinton, and Zoe Sharp, of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Margaret Ann Miller

Margaret Ann Harsh Miller, age 65, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, December 26, 2006, at White Sulphur Springs Center
in White Sulphur Springs.
She was a retired nurse aide for Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Born January 24, 1941, at Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late David Harsh and the late Vernie Dilley Harsh.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her foster parents, Wilbur D. and Nora Wheeler Miller, two brothers,
Harry and Harold Harsh, and two sisters, Marie Gibson and Mildred Shearer.
Surviving her are a son, Edward Gibson, of Marlinton; three sisters, Sharol Campbell, of Marlinton, Helen Griffin,
address unknown, and Dorothy Shafer, of Loudonville, Ohio, and a brother, Howard Harsh, of Barsto, California.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Thursday morning, December 28, with Revs. Robert Mann
and Jay Hicks. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Alvie was my (George's) first Cousin.

Alvie Gene Shinaberry

Alvie  Gene  Shinaberry,  age  76,  of  North  East,  Maryland,  died  at  home  after a long illness on Wednesday,
December  1,  2004. He was born July 30, 1928, in Clover Lick (Poage Lane), son of the late Drucilla Zane Grimes
and  Bedford  Lee  Shinaberry.  He  was  a retired  Master  Chief, United States Navy, having served 24 years. He
was  a  veteran  of  World  War  II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a former employee (20 years) of Tri-State Transit
Company,  where  he  worked  in  New  Castle,  Delaware,  and  North  East,  Maryland,  as Dispatcher, Assistant
Terminal  Manager,  Terminal  Manager,  and  Customer  Service  Representative. Mr. Shinaberry was a lifetime
member  of  V.F.W.  Post  #6027,  the  Moose  Lodge  of  Elkton, Maryland, Fleet Reserve Association Branch 168,
and  the  AARP.  His wife  of  26 years,  Annabelle  Lee  Doyle  Davis  Shinaberry,  died  the  same  day.  Other
deceased  family  are  two  brothers,  Arthur  and  Arlie  L.  Shinaberry,  and three sisters, Ethel, Elsie, and Edith
"Fish".  Surviving  him  are a son, Gene Shinaberry, of Smyrna, Delaware; daughter, Tammera Lynn Shinaberry,
 of  Newark,  Delaware;  brothers,  Atlee  G. Shinaberry,  of  Monoca,  Pennsylvania, Sterl F. Shinaberry, of Vero
Beach,  Florida,  Arnold  G.  Shinaberry,  of Clover Lick, and Carlon D. Shinaberry, of Frank; and sisters, Edna M.
Irvine, of Richwood, and Eva Reinard, of Pulaski, New York. A memorial service was held December 8 at 11 a.m.
at Crouch Funeral Home in North East, Maryland.

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Annabelle Shinaberry

Annabelle Lee Doyle Davis Shinaberry, age 75, of North East, Maryland, died at home suddenly on Wednesday,
December  1,  2004.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Alvie Gene Shinaberry. Surviving
are  her  son,  Gene  A.  Shinaberry,  of  Smyrna,  Delaware,  and her daughter, Tammera Lynn Shinaberry, of
Newark, Delaware. A memorial service was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Crouch Funeral Home in North East,
Maryland.

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Thurman E. Shinaberry

Thurman  E.  Shinaberry,  age  70,  of  Beaver  Creek,  Rt.  82,  Marlinton,  died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Beckley
Veterans  Hospital.  Mr. Shinaberry served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member
of First Baptist Church in Huntersville. Born February 8, 1932, at Clover Lick, he was the son of the late Dell and
Anna  Landis  Shinaberry.  He  is  survived  by two daughters, Brenda Shinaberry Spain, of Alabaster, Alabama,
and  Sandra  Jean  Shinaberry,  of Montevalla, Alabama; three sisters, Shirley Shinaberry, of Mill Point, Monda
Mason,  of  Martinsburg,  and  Dorothy  Fendt, of Baltimore, Maryland; a brother, Gray Shinaberry, of Marlinton;
and  three  grandchildren.  Memorial  services  were  held  at  the  First  Baptist  Church  in  Huntersville  on
Wednesday by the Rev. Jerry Moore.

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Arlie L. Shinaberry

Arlie  L.  Shinaberry, age 78, died at Royal Oak, Michigan, on July 8, 2002. Mr. Shinaberry served in the United
States  Army  during  World  War  II.  He  was  born at Clover Lick June 4, 1924, the son of the late Bedford and
Drucilla  Shinaberry. Preceding him in death were his wife, Josephine Corso, and two sisters, Elsie Napier and
Edith Dilley.  Surviving  him  are  a  stepson,  William  Corso, and two step-granddaughters; five brothers, Alvie
Shinaberry,  of  North  East,  Maryland,  Gay Shinaberry,  of  Monoca,  Pennsylvania,  Sterl Shinaberry, of Vero
Beach,  Florida,  Arnold Shinaberry, of Stony Bottom, and Carlon Shinaberry, of Frank; two sisters, Edna Irvine,
of  Richwood,  and Eva Reinard, of Pulaski, New York. Services were held at the Spaulding and Curtin Funeral
Home in Ferndale, Michigan. Entombment was at the Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, Michigan.

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Cale was married to Edith Wheeler Nelson my mother's sister

Cale Nelson

Cale Nelson, 80, of Rt 1, Marlinton died Wednesday, February 11, 1987, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
after a long illness.
He was are retired miner with 48 years of service and various certicates in mining, a graduate of mechanic
school, certified carpenter and a teacher. He was a member of the Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge.
Born in logan county March 7, 1906, he was the son of Ralph and Caroline Browning Nelson. His parents,
three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
Surviving him are his wife, Edith; sons, Cale “Sonny” Nelson of Marathon, Florida, Jack Nelson of Renick,
Oran Nelson of Elkins; daughter, Alice Faye Baca of Albuquerque, New Mexico: and five grandchildren.
Burial with Masonic graveside rites was in the Wilfong Cemetary near Marlinton.

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Jacob Woodrow Shinaberry

Jacob Woodrow Shinaberry was born 1917 and died 03 Sep 1964 in Fort Bragg, N.C.. He married Harriet Evelyn
Gladys Blackwell on 05 Apr 1951.
Woodrow was the son of Charles Shinaberry and Georgia Poage Shinaberry.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; brothers Quincy, Earl, Sterl, Del, Glenn and sister Juanita Dilley
Woodrow was retired from the U.S. Army
Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery

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Harriet Blackwell Shinaberry


Harriet Evelyn Gladys Blackwell Shinaberry (daughter of Harry Augustus Blackwell and Nora Sallie Graham)
was born 31 Aug 1919 in Hamer, Dillon Co., SC, and died 26 Mar 1990 in hospital, Falls Church, Alexandria, VA.
She married (1) Brealy Eugene Nicholson on 04 Jan 1937. She married (2) Jacob Woodrow Shinaberry
on 05 Apr 1951.


 

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John W. (Bill) Deputy, Jr.

John W. (Bill) Deputy, Jr., age 41, of Poage Lane, died Saturday, August 31, 2002, at Clover Lick.
He was a logger, and was a Methodist.
Born at Marlinton
October 31, 1960, he was the son of Evelyn Price Deputy and the late John W. (Buck) Deputy.
He was the grandson of the late Ward and Mattie Deputy.
Surviving him are his mother; wife, Virginia Deputy; daughter, Jennifer Beverage; son, John W. Deputy, III;
brothers, Michael Deputy and Robert Deputy.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Dunmore United Methodist Church by the Rev. David
Rittenhouse, with burial in the
Dunmore Cemetery.

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Kyle F. Carpenter


Kyle F. Carpenter, age 73, of Marlinton, died at his home Monday, September 11, 2006.
The son of the late Clarence E. and Cora Dilley Carpenter, he was born on Clover Creek July 31, 1933.
He worked as a lineman and had served as a United States Army Security Guard. He was a member of
Central Union United Methodist Church..
Mr. Carpenter is survived by his wife, Louise Sharp Carpenter; a daughter, Lisa Johnson, of Marlinton;
two sons, Bernie Carpenter and Aaron Carpenter, both of Marlinton; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Audelene Greene, and three brothers, Clarence
Carpenter, Jr., Sterl Carpenter, and Robert Carpenter.
Graveside services were held Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Robert Mann in the Carpenter Family Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to American Cancer Socity.

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Patsy O. Puffenbarger

Patsy O. Puffenbarger, age 61, of Hillsboro, died at her home on Sunday, October 15, 2006.
Mrs. Puffenbarger was born at Marlinton December 4, 1944, the daughter of the late Andrew and Grace Biggs Broyles.
She was a homemaker and a member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Puffenbarger is survived by her husband, Karol R. Puffenbarger; two daughters, Dawn Pennington and Christi Puffenbarger, both of Drexel, North Carolina; a son, Jay Puffenbarger, of Buckeye; five sisters, Marie Hannah, of Oceana, Peggy Landis, of Hillsboro, Nancy Broyles, Brenda Broyles, and Barbara Broyles, all of Marlinton; a brother, Bernard Broyles, of Marlinton; four grandchildren.
Two sisters, Lillie McClure and Polly Dilley, and four brothers, Russel Broyles, Pete Broyles, Bobby Broyles, and Larry Broyles, are deceased.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at VanReenan Funeral Home by the Rev. Ed Vallandingham, with burial in the Ruckman Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

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Rev. Bryant was minister at Poage Lane Church when I was a kid. I still have the Bible here at home that he gave
to  me.  Inside  the  front  cover:  George  Shinaberry, Poage Lane Sunday School, Presented by Rev. Acie Bryant
April 17, 1955

  Rev. Acie Bryant

The  Rev.  Acie  H.  Bryant, age 87, died Monday, August 2, 2004, in Fayetteville following a lengthy illness. Born
September 19, 1916, at Rainelle, Rev. Bryant was the son of the late Thomas and Amanda Bryant, the seventh of
nine  children.  He  was  preceded  in  death by his first wife, Eva Crist Bryant, in 1983; his daughter, Sharon Ann
Bryant,  in  1971;  two  brothers, James Bryant and Harry Bryant; and four sisters, Tabitha Bryant, Gertrude Brant,
Priscilla  Toney,  and  Phoebe Meadows. Before going into the ministry, he worked for the C&O Railroad in Ohio
and  West Virginia,  including  the  Hawks  Nest  Railroad  Tunnel.  He  served four years in the U.S. Army during
World  War  II,  from  1940-44.  He  was  ordained  as a Presbyterian minister in 1960 and among the churches he
served  as  Associate  of  Marlinton  Presbyterian  Church  were  Mary's Chapel, Linwood, Westminster, Buckeye,

Poage  Lane,  Mingo,  Valley Head,  Valley Bend.  He  retired  in  1984  and  returned to live in Hico. He married
Hallie  Armentrout Pritt, of Elkins, and he and Mrs. Bryant continued working in the ministry until ill health forced
him  to  retire  again. Survivors include his wife, Hallie; a son, the Rev. Gary Bryant, of Charlotte, North Carolina;
three  grandchildren;  a  step-daughter,  Patricia Shalap, of Strasburg, Virginia; a step-son Gary Pritt, of Oak Hill;
two  sisters,  Dolly Kincaid  and  Marie  Surbaugh,  both  of  Rainelle.  Funeral  services  were  held  Thursday at
Fayetteville  Presbyterian  Church  by  Pastor  Adrian Pratt and the Rev. Jim Munday. Burial with military honors
was in Kessler Cemetery, Hico.

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Mary M. Dorman

Mary M. Dorman, 85, of Huntington, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center.
She was born June 20, 1920, in Spice Run, a daughter of the late Romie and Blanche Cochran Dorman. She was
also preceded in death by her sisters, Allitha Dorman and E. Pauline Dorman. She was a retired supervisor
from the Dress Factory. Funeral service was conducted Tuesday, at Beard Mortuary with Rev. Wendell Shull
officiating.
Burial was Wednesday in Old Droop Cemetery, Beard.

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Alice Caroline Dunbrack

Alice Caroline Dunbrack, age 70, of Campbelltown/Marlinton, died Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at the
home of her daughter, Helen Faraone, in Hockessin, Delaware. Mrs. Dunbrack was a member of Marlinton
Presbyterian Church, Women of the Church, and the Rebekahs. Born October 28, 1931, at Marlinton, she
was the daughter of the late Allie Zeblum and Carrie Bell Fridley Jack. She is survived by her husband,
Curtis G. Dunbrack; daughter, Helen Faraone, of Hockessin, Delaware, son, Russell Dunbrack, of Hillsboro;
sisters, Sue Ann Stadler, of Cowen, Mary Jane Hiner, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, Dorothy Jack, of Marlinton;
brothers, Clarence Jack, of Dunmore and Gilbert Jack, of Marlinton; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Monday morning at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial
was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Agnes Sharp McCloud

Agnes Lenore Sharp McCloud, age 84, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Wednesday, December 16, 1998, at Alleghany
Mrs.  McCloud was a retired food service supervisor at Denmar State Hospital. She was a member of the Church
of  Christ.  Born  March  29,  1914,  in  Pocahontas  County,  she  was  the  daughter of the late Creetus and Lucy
Underwood  Sharp.  She  was  twice  married,  to  John  Matthew  McCloud  and  June  Raymond McCloud, both
deceased.  Also  deceased  are  two daughters, Carol Tyree and Mildred McCloud, and two brothers, Adrian and

Alvon  Sharp.  Surviving  her  are  five  daughters,  Lenore  Donovan,  New  Castle,  California,  Lucille  Withers,
Marlinton,  Nancy  Kershner-Baldwin,  Woodland,  California,  Junie  Cutright,  Elyria,  Ohio,  and Sharon Broce-
Mullins, Marlinton; three sons, Jim McCloud, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Warren McCloud, Elyria, Ohio, and
Harry McCloud, Marlinton; four brothers, Delbert Underwood, Gainesville, Florida, Arlie Sharp, Julian Sharp, and
Harold Sharp, Baltimore, Maryland; twenty-six grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and five great-great-
grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Sam Felton, with
burial in
Fairview Cemetary.

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Alfred and George rode the school bus together. His father lee drove the bus.

Alfred Clark Kesler

Alfred  Clark  Kesler,  age  66,  of  Clover  Lick,  died  Saturday, October 5, 2002, at the Veterans' Administration
Hospital  in  Beckley.  He  was born in Clover Lick on May 26, 1936, the son of the late Robert Lee and Elizabeth
McQuain  Kesler.  Mr.  Kesler  served  in  the  United States Army Airborne Forces. Foreign service included the
Dominican Republic and two tours to Viet Nam. He was a plumber and carpenter by trade, and a member of the
Episcopal  Church.  Surviving him  are  a  daughter,  Kerry K. Clutter, of Palmyra, Virginia; two brothers, Earl M.
Kesler,  of  State  College, Pennsylvania, and Ray M. Kesler, of Morgantown; and a sister, Elizabeth K. Kershner,
of  Tallahassee, Florida; and a granddaughter. In addition to his parents, a sister, Nellie K. Isaacs, and a brother,
 Ligon  L.  Kesler,  preceded  him  in  death. Memorial services will be held at the VanReenen Funeral Home in
Marlinton  Thursday,  October  10, at 7 p.m.  Memorial  contributions  may be made to the Pocahontas Memorial
Hospital. Burial will be later at the convenience of the family.
 

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Bud wasn't related to George. He was related to the Bedford & Drucilla Shinaberry family. Drucilla was Bud's aunt

Dennis "Bud" Grimes

Dennis  "Bud"  Grimes,  age  73,  of  Route  1,  Marlinton,  died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Alleghany Regional
Hospital  at  Low  Moor,  Virginia.  Mr.  Grimes  was  an  equipment  operator  and  a  Presbyterian.  A  native of
Pocahontas  County,  he  was  born  October  14,  1928,  the  son of the late Dennis A. and Mary Buzzard Grimes.
Preceding  him  in  death were his parents, a sister, Hallie McCarty, and a brother, Evans Grimes. He is survived

by  his wife, Beatrice Hileman Grimes; four daughters, Rebecca (Becky) Simpson, of Low Moor, Virginia, Sharon
Kelly  and Jenny Moore, of Marlinton, and Tammy White, of Hico; two sons, Jeff Howe and Mike Grimes, both of
Marlinton;  two  sisters,  Catherine  Shields,  of  Stony  Bottom,  and  Eleanor  Arbogast,  of  Marlinton; and eight
grandchildren.  Funeral  services  were  held  Wednesday  afternoon  at  VanReenen  Funeral Home by the Rev.
Robert Shields, with burial in the Grimes Cemetery.

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I (George) remember Ena when I was a kid. Her sister Orda was my first grade school teacher. We lived not far
from them at the old home place. Beverage Road in Poage Lane was named after her husband Earl.

Ena Hill Beverage

Ena  Ruth  Hill  Beverage, age 93, of Clover Lick, died Saturday, December 25, 1999, at her home. Mrs. Beverage
was  born  December  7,  1906,  at Lobelia,  the daughter of A. W. and Meta Eagle Hill Preceding her in death, in
addition  to  her  parents,  were  her  husband,  Earl  W. Beverage, and five sisters, Stella Brown, Eula Hill, Leila
Williams,  Orda  Smith,  and  Ressie Joyce.  Survivors  include  a daughter,  JoAnn  Gardner,  of Dunmore; a son,
Richard  Beverage,  of Cass;  three grandchildren  and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held
in  the  Beverage  Cemetery  at  Clover  Lick on Sunday, December 26, by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Memorial
donations may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.

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I (George) remember Euva when she lived close to Poage Lane. Her son, Wayne and I were good friends. Her
Daughter Olive Marie was my girlfriend when I was a kid. If I remember correctly Olive Marie was killed in
an
automobile accident in 1958. I also knew Iva very well. Brenda was real small at this time.

Euva Grey Brown Roberts

Euva Grey Brown Roberts, age 89, a resident of Pocahontas Center, died at the Center on Sunday, January 11,
2004. She was a former waitress and cook. The daughter of the late James Smith Brown and Rosie Nell Lyons
Brown, she was born at Modoc on April 19, 1914. In addition to her parents, those preceding her in death were
her  husband, Roy Ellis Roberts; a daughter, Olive Marie Roberts; son, Denver Roberts; five sisters, Ora Rachel
Morrison,  Stella  May  Byrd,  Lottie  Alec  Brown,  LouElla  Brown,  and Clora Nell Brown; and a brother, Harry
Lockard  Brown.  Mrs. Roberts  is  survived  by  four  daughters, Pauline Cales, of Rupert, Iva Jane Williams, of
Hillsboro,  Lena  Mae 
Keaveney,  of  Lewisburg, and Brenda Sue Dean, of Marlinton; two sons, Harvey Wayne

Roberts,  of  Hillsboro,
 and  Arnold  Roberts,  of  Galveston,  Texas;  twenty  grandchildren,  thirty-eight  great-

grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Van-Reenen
Funeral Home Chapel by Pastors Jack Burks and
Buddy Crockett, with burial in the McCarty Cemetery. Memorial
gifts may be made to the Diabetes Association. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Guy was my brother in law's brother in law. Now let me explain. Leonard Barnett was married to Guy's

sister, Edna and I (George) was married to Leonard's sister Thelma. Leonard was killed in the coal mines
in March 1963.  

Guy A. Bennett

Guy  Anderson,  Bennett,  73,  of Marlinton, died Monday, December 4, 2000, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital after
a sudden illness. He was born on March 5, 1927, at Woodrow, the son of Eary James Bennett and Mattie Jackson
Bennett.  Mr.  Bennett  was  a  logger  and  employee  of Beckwith Lumber Company. Survivors include his wife,
Sue  Mace  Bennett;  six sons,  Randy  D.  Bennett,  Eddie  D. Bennett, John K. Bennett, Steven K. Bennett, all of
Marlinton,  Mark D. Bennett,  of  Franklin,  and  Kevin  L.  Bennett,  of  Roanoke,  Virginia;  eight daughters, Inez
Bennett,  Kimberly  Finley,  Karen  Dee  Bennett,  all  of  Marlinton,  Avis  Seldomridge,  of  Cass, Yvetta Bennett,
of  Belpre,  Ohio,  Lucinda  Foe,  of  Cass,  Amber  Waybright,  of  Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Christy Clendenen,
of  Indiana;  five brothers,  Robert Bennett,  Stanley Bennett,  both of Slaty Fork,  Keith Bennett, George Bennett,
both   of   Valley   Head,  and  Glade   Bennett,  of Dunmore;  one  sister,  Edna Arbogast,  of   Valley  Head;  33
grandchildren  and  two  great-grandchildren.  He  was  preceded  in  death  by  his parents and two sisters, Ruth
Biggs  and  Agnes  Trainer.  Friends  may  visit  at  VanReenen Funeral  Home  on  Wednesday  from  6  to  9 p.m.
The  funeral  will  be held on
Thursday at  the funeral home at 1 p.m with the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse officiating.
Burial will follow at the Cochran Cemetery.

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Ivan was my mothers (Lillie Shinaberry's) first cousin

Ivan A. Wilfong

Ivan  A.  Wilfong,  age  70,  died Thursday,  April  13,  2000, at home in Brandon, Florida. A native of Marlinton, he
was the son of the late Acy and  Mary  Wilfong. He  was a retired electrician for the Federal government, a square
dancer and caller, Veteran  of  the  Korean War, and was a Protestant. Surviving him are his wife, JoAnn; a sister,
Elsie Madison, of Hampton, Virginia; and two daughters, Diane Lenfestey, of Tampa, Florida, and Tamela Margraf,
of Braunsels, Texas.
 

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Elsie was my mothers (Lillie Shinaberry's) first cousin

Elsie Irene Wilfong Madison

Elsie Irene Wilfong Madison, age 79, of Hampton, Virginia, died Friday,  November 22, 2002, at Sentara Hampton
General  Hospital.  She  was  a  Methodist and a member of AARP.  Born at Marlinton April 13, 1923, she was the
daughter  of  the late Asa I. and Mary E. Wheeler Wilfong. She was  preceded in death by her husband, Pete Lee
Madison,  and two brothers, Ivan Wilfong and Elmer Wilfong. Surviving  her are two daughters, Marshall Beal, of

 Virginia  Beach,  Virginia,  and  Donella  Madison,  of  Hampton;  two  sons, Marion Madison, of Harmony, North
Carolina, and Kerwin Madison, of Hampton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services
 were  held  Monday  at  VanReenen  Funeral  Home  Chapel  by  the  Rev.  David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the
Wilfong Cemetery.

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I remember Jim when I was a kid. I bough a Studebaker car from him not long after I was discharged from the Army 

James Henry Kelley

James Henry Kelley, age 76, of Cass, died Monday, October 8, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. Kelley had
been  a  State  Road worker and a logger. He was a Methodist. He served in the Army in the Korean War. The son
of  the  late Eugene and Anna Clark Kelley, he was born at Wesley Chapel August 23, 1925. Surviving him are two
daughters,  Barbara  Darlean  Fleckenstein,  of Callicoon, New York, and Deloris Jean Turner, of Cass; four sisters,
Rhoda  Fertig,  of  Greenville,  Pennsylvania,  Ruth  Saunders,  of  Mentor,  Ohio,  Lou  Smith, of Euclid, Ohio, and
Annette  Elza,  of  New Coney,  Texas;  five  brothers,  Loren Kelley,  of Green Bank, Walter Kelley, of Clover Lick,
Robert  Kelley,  Eastlake,  Ohio,  Newt  Kelley,  Kirtland,  Ohio, and Ted Kelley, of San Antonio, Texas; four grand-
children  and  one  great-grandchild.  Two brothers,  Bernell   Kelley   and   Arlie  Kelley,  are deceased.  Funeral
services  were  held  Saturday  afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Michael Bond. Burial will be at Wesley
Chapel Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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I remember  Lynn  when  I was  a  kid . His son Granville and I (George) went in the Army together. I remember
his
wife Hallie when she was married to Jim Circosta before he was killed and They lived at Poage Lane in the
old school
house

G. Lynn McCarty

G. Lynn McCarty, age 90, of Neola, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center.
A  native  of  Huntersville,  he was born October 9, 1912, the son of the late Elbert and Bessie McLaughlin McCarty.
He  was  a  truck  driver  for  the  West  Virginia Department of Highways. Mr. McCarty was twice married and was

preceded  in  death  by  two wives, Marie McLaughlin McCarty and Hallie Grimes McCarty. Also deceased are two
sons,  Granville McCarty  and  Charles McCarty,  two  sisters,  Gladys Moore  and  Geraldine  Smith, and a brother,
Carl  McCarty.  Surviving  him  are  four  daughters, Jane Beverage, of Stony Bottom, Linda Ervine, of Perry, Ohio,
Charlotte  Thomas, of Frankford, and Sandy Circosta, of White Sulphur Springs; two step-daughters, Mary McGraw
and  Judy  Wilfong,  both  of  Quakertown,  Pennsylvania;  a son,  E. Brown McCarty,  of Marietta,  Georgia;  and a
stepson,  Donald  Circosta,  of  Hillsboro;  grandchildren,  great-grandchildren,  and  great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside 
services  were  held  Saturday  afternoon  by  Pastor in the Dunmore Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be
given to
White Sulphur Springs Rescue Squad.

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Ronald Eugene Shinaberry

Ronald Eugene Shinaberry, age 58, of Arthurdale, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at his home in Arthurdale.
Mr. Shinaberry was born May 12, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Edgar A. and Alma Foe Shinaberry.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a former emergency medical technician.
Surviving him are his wife, Velma Jayne Shinaberry; two daughters, Candace Hart, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and
Pippa Shinaberry, of Seattle, Washington; a son, Ronald E. Shinaberry, Jr.; two sisters, Margaret Caperon, of
Baltimore, and Rebecca J. Evans, of Sandy, Utah; four step-brothers, Jack D. Seldomridge, of Sykesville, Maryland,
Lewis Shinaberry, of Warren, Ohio, Ted Shinaberry, of Richmond, Virginia, and Gale Shinaberry, of Niles, Ohio;
and one grandchild.
Graveside rites were held on Saturday morning at the Arbovale Cemetery by the Rev. David Rittenhouse.

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Theodore Darius Moore, Jr.

Theodore Darius Moore, Jr., age 74, died January 20, 2004, in Johnston Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in Marlinton on June 20, 1929, and was the son of the late Theodore D. Moore, Sr., and Mary Cochran Moore.
Ted was a proud graduate of West Virginia University with a B.S. in Mining Engineering. He was also a veteran
of the U.S. Army and a retiree of Clinchfield Coal Company where he was Chief Engineer.
Most recently, Ted was a resident of Westhaven Retirement Living where he was an avid reader of the Bible and
enjoyed playing bingo. He was a member of Abingdon Baptist Church.
Ted was a strong willed survivor of an automobile accident in 1977. While it forever changed his life, it never affected
his love and devotion as a husband and father.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Shinaberry Moore, of Abingdon, Virginia, five children, Theodore D. Moore, III, of
Marlinton, Joseph E. Moore, of Manteo, North Carolina, Stephanie Moore Costarakis, of Nashville, Tennessee, John
A. Moore, of Northern Virginia, and Amy E. Moore, of Johnson City, Tennessee, and five grandchildren.
On January 23, 2004, services were held at Edray United Methodist Church with burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton.
Contributions may be made to the West Virginia University Foundation, PO Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507, in
memory of Theodore Darius Moore, Jr., class of 1953.

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Paul was my mothers (Lillie Shinaberry's) first cousin

Paul J. Wilfong

Paul J. Wilfong, age 86, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at the Beckley Veterans Administration
Hospital.  Mr.  Wilfong  was  an Army veteran of World War II. The son of Acy E. and Mary Margaret Bright Wilfong,
he  was  born  at  Marlinton April 13, 1912. He is survived by a sister, Vallie Wilson, of Marlinton; a brother, Milburn
Wilfong,  and  a  sister,  Katie  Willfong,  both  of  Charleston.  Funeral  services  were  held  Monday  at  2 p. m. at
VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Wallace Dorn, with burial in the Wilfong Cemetery.

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I (George) remember Pearl very well. She lived at Poage Lane before her husband Glenn was killed while
working for the railroad

Pearl Emma Dilley

Pearl Emma Dilley, age 93, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at her home in Marlinton. Mrs. Dilley cooked years ago
at Kelly’s Restaurant.  She was a Methodist. She was born March 28, 1906, at Marlinton, the daughter of the late
Denton  and  Lula  Galford  Wilfong.  Those  preceding  her  in  death  were her husband, Glen Dennis Dilley; a
daughter,  Ruby Circosta; three sons, Lewis, Edward Neal and Gerald Gray Dilley; three brothers, Elliot, Howard
and  Reid  Wilfong;  and  five  sisters,  Prudy,  Grace,  Beulah,  May  and  Glenna.  Mrs. Dilley is survived by two
daughters,  Hazel  Wilfong,  of  Marlinton,  and  Geraldine Howard, of Buckhannon; a son, Harold Joe Dilley, of
Dowagiac,  Michigan;  sixteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral  services  will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Alderman.

Burial will be in the Wilfong Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Greenbrier Valley Hospice.

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I (George) knew Ray well in the 60s in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked for the steel mill and owned a tavern on
Herman Avenue and later on 65th Street.

Raymond R. Auldridge

Raymond  R.  Auldridge,  age 78,  died  November 26, 2002, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a native of Buckeye. His
mother was Alice Auldridge and he was raised by his grandparents, Matilda and Edgar Auldridge. He is survived
by  his  wife, Pauline; three daughters, Kathleen Gibbs, Diana Piscitelli, Deborah Danolfo; stepdaughter, Patricia
Sanney,  and  stepson,  Eddie  Hager; seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 29 at Craciun
Berry Funeral Home. Burial was in Western Reserve National Cemetery.

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Thomas Price May

Thomas  “Tommy”  Price  May,  age  64,  of  Marlinton, died November 6, 1999, in Roanoke Community Hospital,
Roanoke,  Virginia,  after  a  long  illness.  Mr. May was retired from the maintenance department at Pocahontas
Memorial Hospital. He was born April 17, 1935, at Marlinton, the son of the late Mason and Georgia DePriest May.
Preceding  him  in  death  were  his  first wife, JoAnne Grimes May, a sister, Oleta May Mason, and two brothers,

Mason  May,  Jr.,  and  Orval May. Surviving him are his wife, Carla R. “Mikie” May; two daughters, Janet L. May
and  Cindy  M.  Coleman, both of Marlinton; four grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday afternoon
at Mountain View Cemetery by the Rev. Gary Waple.

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Virgina's daughter Jewel was a childhood girlfriend.

Virginia M. Circosta

Virginia  Marie  Circosta,  73,  of Tracy,  California,  died March 6, 1999, at the New Hope Care Center following a
long  illness.  She  was  born  on  February  18,  1926,  at  Big  Run. Mrs. Circosta was a retired restaurant worker.
Survivors include three daughters, Jewel Wikel, of Lebanon,  Pennsylvania,  Shirley Orndorff, of Tracy, and Rose

Arbogast, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Nick Circosta, of Stony Bottom, and Frank Circcosta, of Rhode
Island;  six  grandchildren;  and  seven  great-grandchildren.  She  was preceded in death by four sisters and one
brother.  Funeral  services  were  held  on  March  10  at  the  Hotchkiss  Mortuary  chapel with burial in the Tracy
Cemetery.

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Nick is probably the last of the old Italian's that lived in the area. When I (George) was a kid there were many.

Nick Circosta

Nick Circosta, age 82, of Poage Lane, died Saturday, October 30, 2004, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. The son
of  the  late  Frank  and  Catherine  Yeargo Circosta, he was born at Raywood April 25, 1922. He was a coal miner
and  served  in  the United States Army in World War II. He was a Catholic. Preceding him in death were his wife,
Ruby  Dilley  Circosta;  five  sisters,  Rosie  Anastacio,  Mella Martillo,  Stella
Cook, Theresa Circosta, and Virginia
Circosta;  three  brothers,  Frankie Circosta, Dominick Circosta, and Jim
Circosta. Mr. Circosta is survived by three
daughters,  Joyce  Underwood,  High Point,  North Carolina,  Joanne Duncan,
 Thomasville,  North  Carolina,  and
Linda  Propst,  Cass; two sons, Nick Circosta, II, of Thomasville, North Carolina,
and Nick Circosta, III, of Tamaqua,
Pennsylvania;  six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Ang was married to my (George's) cousin Edna at one time.

Angus Price Irvine

Angus  Price  Irvine,  age 83, of Marlinton, died September 9, 1998, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, after a long
illness.  Born  August  4,  1915,  in Marlinton, he was the son of the late Levi and Eula Miller Irvine. He was a coal
miner  and  a  member  of  the  Charity  Baptist  Church.  He was also a member of Marlinton Lodge #127 AF&AM,
Marlinton  Chapter  #97  Order  of  Eastern  Star,  American  Legion  Post #50 Marlinton, American Association for
Retired  Persons  National.  He  was  an  Army  veteran  of  World War II.  Mr. Irvine was preceded in death by his
parents;  four  brothers,  Merl,  Ralph,  Verlin,  and  Clarence  Irvine;  and one sister, Margaret (Maggie) Beverage.
He  is  survived  by  his  wife,  Mabel Virginia Beverage Kramer Irvine; two brothers, Ray Irvine, of Marlinton, and

Donald  Irvine,  of  Joppa,  Maryland;  four sisters,  Leona Dilley  and Gladys Friel, of Marlinton, Veda Johnson, of
Stony  Bottom,  Dorothy  Dempsey,  of  Huntington,  and  a half-sister, Lisa Fishburn, of Indianapolis, Indiana; one
son,  Fane  Robert  Irvine,  Sr.,  of  Marlinton;  four  daughters, Linda Sue Kesterson, of Charleston, Ardell Audrey
Lovelace,  of  Marlinton,  Sandra  Lou  Dilley,  of  Buckeye, and Connie Jean Rose, of Cusseta, Georgia; five step-
children,  Thelma  Jean Hansford, of Hot Springs, Virginia, William Lee Kramer, Jr., of Roanoke, Virginia, Eugene
Ray  Kramer,  of Marlinton,  Gary Lynn Kramer, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Terry Wayne Kramer, of Arlington, Virginia;
ten grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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Lester and I (George) attended school together. Susannah Shinaberry was Lester's Great Grandmother and George's Great Aunt

Lester C. Swecker

Lester C. Swecker, age 58 years, of Mingo, died Friday, September 11, 1998, in Greene County, Pennsylvania. He
had been in his usual health and his death was unexpected. Born April 7, 1940, in Elkins, he was a son of the late
Thad  and  Laura Sharp Swecker, of Dry Branch area, Pocahontas County. He was married to the former Barbara
Lee  Henline,  who  survives  at  Valley  Head.  Mr. Swecker attended the schools of Pocahontas County and was
employed  as  a  mechanic  and  electrician  in  the  coal  industry  for  the  past  37  years.  He was employed by
consolidated  coal  company  at the Blacksville No. 2 Mine at Wana at the time of his death. He was a member of
U.M.W.A.  Local  1702, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a Presbyterian by faith. Funeral services were
held Tuesday from the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins by the Rev. Bill Sparks. Burial was at the Beale Cemetery
near Mingo.

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Agnes Sharp McCloud

I (George) remember Agnes when she was married to June

Agnes Lenore Sharp McCloud, age 84, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Wednesday, December 16, 1998, at Alleghany
Mrs.  McCloud was a retired food service supervisor at Denmar State Hospital. She was a member of the Church
of  Christ.  Born  March  29,  1914,  in  Pocahontas  County,  she  was  the  daughter of the late Creetus and Lucy
Underwood  Sharp.  She  was  twice  married,  to  John  Matthew  McCloud  and  June  Raymond McCloud, both
deceased.  Also  deceased  are  two daughters, Carol Tyree and Mildred McCloud, and two brothers, Adrian and

Alvon  Sharp.  Surviving  her  are  five  daughters,  Lenore  Donovan,  New  Castle,  California,  Lucille  Withers,
Marlinton,  Nancy  Kershner-Baldwin,  Woodland,  California,  Junie  Cutright,  Elyria,  Ohio,  and Sharon Broce-
Mullins, Marlinton; three sons, Jim McCloud, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Warren McCloud, Elyria, Ohio, and
Harry McCloud, Marlinton; four brothers, Delbert Underwood, Gainesville, Florida, Arlie Sharp, Julian Sharp, and
Harold Sharp, Baltimore, Maryland; twenty-six grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and five great-great-
grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Sam Felton, with
burial in Fairview Cemetary.

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I knew Mary when we were kids and she lived in what was the old school house in Poage Lane.

Mary C. McGraw

Mary  C.  McGraw  of  Quakertown,  Pennsylvania,  died  Wednesday  January  7,  2004, in St Luke's Quakertown
Hospital.  She  was  62  years old and formerly of Pocahontas County. She was the wife of Paul D. McGraw. They
were  married  41 years  last August.  Born  in  Clover  Lick,  she  was  the  daughter of the late James and Hallie
Grimes Circosta. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Michael and Mark, both of Quakertown,
Pennsylvania,  and  Bruce,  of  Allentown,  Pennsylvania;  two brothers,  Donald Circosta, of Hillsboro, and Brown
McCarty,  of  Marietta,  Georgia;  and  five sisters,  Linda Irvine , of  Perry,  Ohio,  Judy Wilfong,  of  Richlandtown,
Pennsylvania, Charlotte Thomas, of Frankford, Sandy Circosta, of White Sulphur Springs, and Jane Beverage, of
Marlinton.  Also  surviving  is  a  grandson.  Preceding  her  in  death  were  two brothers, Charles and Grandville.
Services were held Saturday at C. R. Strunk Funeral Home in Quakerstown.

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Evans was related to the Bedford Shinaberry family, Drucilla Shinaberry was Evans aunt. He was the brother of
Bud Grimes.

Evans G. Grimes

Evans  G.  Grimes,  age  81, of Poage Lane, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Grimes made his home with his nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Arbogast.  He was a farmer and was
an  Army  veteran  of World War II. Born at Poage Lane on M Hinton by the Rev. John W. Gravely. Burial was in
Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton.

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I (George) knew Stella when I was a kid. I knew some of her children very well.

Stella M. Tallman

Stella  M.  Tallman,  age  78,  of Stony  Bottom, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Alleghany Regional Hospital,
Low  Moor,  Virginia.  Mrs.  Tallman  was  a  member of the Alexander Memorial Presbyterian Church at Stony
Bottom. She was born June 27, 1920, at Clover Lick, the daughter of the late Cleve and Lottie McComb Noonan.
She  was  the  widow of Earl S. Tallman. Others preceding her in death were two sisters, Dora Ryder and Erma

Knight;  and  three  brothers,  Ralph,  Lawrence,  and George Noonan. Survivng her are three daughters, Carol
Rhodes  and  Deloras  Tallman, both of Clover Lick, and Helen Jane Weber, of Tucson, Arizona; five sons, Dale
(Buck)  Talman, of Willowick, Ohio, Earl Tallman, of Cass, David Tallman, of Durbin, Terry Tallman, of Pineville,
and  Eddie  Tallman,  of  Clover Lick; three sisters, Margaret Sharp, of Buckeye, Maxine Smith, of Walnut Cove,
North  Carolina,  and  Joy  Knight,  of  Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Earl Noonan, of Willowby Hills, Ohio, and
Burton   Noonan,  of  Minnowcove  Lake,  Ohio; an aunt, Jewell Hefner, of Hillsboro; twelve grandchildren and
nine great-grandchilldren.

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Henry A. Shinaberry

Henry A. Shinaberry, age 74, of Durbin, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. Mr.
Shinaberry was a foreman with Howes Leather Company and a farmer. An Army veteran of World War II, he
was  a  member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Moose Lodge in Durbin. He was
born April 18, 1925, in Minnehaha Springs, a son of the late Page A. and Leona Burner Shinaberry. A brother,
Melvin  Shinaberry,  is  deceased.  Surviving  him  are  his  wife,  Melvina Sheets Shinaberry; two daughters,
Henrietta Reigel, of Arbovale, and Myra Jean Taylor, of Durbin; two sons, Howard Shinaberry, of Durbin, and
Daryl  Shinaberry,  of Green  Bank;  two sisters,  Grace,  of  Baltimore,  and a half-sister, Lucille Robinson, of
Vienna;  a  brother,  Edward  Meeks,  of Columbus, Ohio; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services  were  held Friday afternoon at Bethel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Roland Armstrong, with
burial in Bethel Church Cemetery.

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Wynona Sparks Rogers

Wynona  Lee  Sparks  Rogers,  age  61,  died  Wednesday,  August  25, 1999, at her home in Marlinton after an
extended  illness.  Mrs. Rogers  was  a  care-giver for the Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, a member of the
Swago  United  Methodist  Church,  Buckeye,  and  a  member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Born
April  21,  1938, at  Marlinton,  she  was  the  daughter  of  the  late  John Newton and Hattie Fortune Sparks. A
brother,  Samuel  Sparks,  is  deceased.  Surviving  her  are her husband, William Don Rogers; two sons, Mark
and Mike Rogers, both of Buckeye; a sister, Juanita Pritt, of Hillsboro; two brothers, Eddie Sparks, of Marlinton,
and  John  Sparks, Jr., of Spotsylvania, Virginia; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday
afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jay Hicks. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Dorothy Irvine Dempsey

Mrs. Dorothy M. Irvine Dempsey, age 73, of Huntington, died October 15, 1999. She was born January 17, 1926,
in  Marlinton , a  daughter of the late Levi and Lula Miller Irvine. In addition to her parents, she was preceded
in  death  by  five  brothers,  Merle,  Ralph,  Verlin,  Clarence,  and  Angus Irvine, all of Marlinton, and a sister,
Margaret Beverage, of Dunmore. Mrs. Dempsey is survived by three sons, James, Jeffery, and John Dempsey;
two daughters, Jessica Dillion and Johanna Dempsey, at home; six grandchildren; two brothers, Ray Irvine, of
Marlinton, and Donald Irvine, of Joppa, Maryland; three sisters, Leona Dilley, Veda Johnson, and Gladys Friel,
all of Marlinton.  She was a retired A&P Bakery employee. Funeral services were conducted at Riger Funeral
Chapel by the Rev. Keith Leap. Burial was at Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington.

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Eugene's brother Clarence was named after my father Clarence Shinaberry.

Eugene Dunbrack

Eugene  Richard  Dunbrack,  age 72, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at Nicholas County Health
Care Center. Mr. Dunbrack was a retired truck driver and a Presbyterian. He served in the Army in World War II.
Born  at  Campbelltown  October  16,  1927, he was the son of the late Burgess and Della Deshong Dunbrack. In
addition  to  his  parents,  he was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Waugh and Helen Adkins, and four
brothers,  Summers  Dunbrack, Harry Dunbrack, Clarence Dunbrack, and Ralph Dunbrack, Sr. Surviving him are
his  wife,  Oleta  M.  Moore  Dunbrack;  four daughters, Mary Lou Edgar, of Chester, Virginia, Yvonna Triplett, of
Flatwoods,  Donna Middleton, of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Pamela Bennett, of Dunmore; two sons, L Michael
Dunbrack,  of  Buckeye,  and  Richard E. Dunbrack, of Marlinton; two sisters, Bertha Galford and Betty Lou Friel,
both  of  Marlinton;  a  brother,  Curtis  Dunbrack,  also  of  Marlinton;  thirteen  grandchildren  and  four  great-
grandchildren. Services were held Saturday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Revs. Randy Benson
and Jerry Moore.

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John F. Doss

John  F.  Doss,  age  85,  of  Marlinton,  died  Monday,  March  6 , 2000,  in Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke,
Virginia,  after  a  short  illness.  He  was  born April 6, 1914, the son of the late William Hayse and Zelphia Leigh
Pharis Doss. He was a former coal miner, lumber worker, and International Shoe worker. Mr. Doss was preceded
in  death  by  a  son, Roger Lee Doss; a daughter, Linda Doss; four brothers, Leonard, William, Muncie, and Fred
Doss;  three  sisters,  Mary Coleman,  Bessie  Workman,  and  Blanch  Cochran;  and  one  step-daughter,  Arlene
Cohenour. Surviving him are his wife, Faye Elizabeth Pritt Doss; three sons, Marvin and Danny Doss, of Marlinton,
and Gary Doss, of Homerville, Ohio; two daughters, Carol Rudd, of Marlinton, and Shirley Armstrong, of Buckeye;
step-children,  Don Sharp,  Marlinton,  Tommy Pritt,  of  Alexandria, Virginia, and Johnny Pritt, of Marlinton, and
Alice Dunz, of Marlinton; 37 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at at 1 p. m.
Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Grimes. Burial will be in the New Beginnings Cemetery
on Brushy Flats.

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Hazel Irvine Price

Hazel Irvine Price, age 55, of the Mechanicsburg Community of Bland, Virginia, died Thursday, March 16, 2000,
at  Wythe  County  Community  Hospital,  Wytheville,  Virginia.  She was born March 16, 1945, at Marlinton, the
daughter  of  the  late  Ralph  and Martha Friel Irvine. Surviving her are her husband, Randall H. Price, Jr.; one

son,  Edward  Price,  of  San  Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Terri Price, of Cere, Virginia, and Wendi Sanders,
of  Spartanburg,  South  Carolina;  four  brothers, Sterl Irvine,  of Nellysford, Virginia; David Irvine, Hollis Ryder,
and  Jim  Ryder,  all  of  Marlinton; two sisters, Jeannie Carpenter and Sandra Irvine, both of Marlinton; eleven
grandchildren.  Funeral  services  were  held  Sunday  at  2 p. m. at the Mechanicsburg Christian Church by the
Rev. Merle Powell and the Rev. Ted Anders. Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Bland.

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Wilson C. Biggs

Wilson C. Biggs, age 92, died Sunday,  April 16, 2000, at Pocahontas Center. Mr. Biggs was a Methodist and a
retired  vat man at International Shoe  Company. The son of the late Jasper William Biggs and Sally Jackson
Biggs,  he  was  born at Hinton  February 22, 1908. His wife, Ruby Wardell Biggs, is deceased. Also preceding
him  in  death  were  three  sons,  Freddy and Curtis Biggs and an infant boy; three sisters, Grace Broyles and
Effie Michael and an infant girl; and seven brothers, Jim, Charlie, John, Albert, Lamer, Henry, and Paul Biggs.
Surviving  him  are  three  daughters,  Mary  Ann  Beverage,  of Marlinton, Gladys Dilley, of Eldora, Iowa, and

Linda  Woolard,  of  Independence, Ohio; two sons, Thomas Biggs and Roger Biggs, both of Marlinton; twelve
grandchildren  and  fourteen  great-grandchildren.  Funeral  services  will  be  held  at  11  a. m.  Thursday at
VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by Sam Felton, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Clyde Rose

Clyde Rose, of Marlinton, died May 1, 2000, at home after a short illness. Mr. Rose was a lifelong resident of
Marlinton. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a retired welder and mechanic. Preceding him in death
were  his  father,  Sandy  Rose,  mother,  Belle  Rose,  brother,  Johnny  Rose,  and  sister, Betty Conrad. His
surviving  family  include Carol Rudd, Teresa Dilley, and Donna Shearer, of Marlinton; brothers, Sandy Rose,
Crestview,  Florida,  and  Paul  Rose,  Elyria,  Ohio;  sisters,  Stella Liptrap,  Marlinton,  Bessie  Huffman,  of
Hurricane,  and  Edith Myatt,  of  Slaty  Fork; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A memorial
dinner will be held Wednesday at 5 p. m. at his home in Campbelltown.

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Hulda S. Friel

Hulda S. Friel, age 94, of Route  1, Marlinton, died at her home Sunday, September 10, 2000. Mrs. Friel was
a member of Central Union United Methodist Church, and a member of Order of Eastern Star and Extension
Homemakers.  She  was  born at Marlinton March 10, 1906, the daughter of the late Hanson J. and Margaret
Ann  Irvine  Sharp.  Preceding  her  in  death were her husband, Arthur S. Friel; a son, Everett W. Friel; two
sisters,  an  infant sister and Grace E. Sharp Dilley; and six brothers, Creetus Sharp, Emerson Sharp, Vernon
Sharp,  and  Randall Sharp, and two infant brothers. She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor F. Mears, of
Leicester,  North  Carolina,  and  Evilene  F.  Beverage,  of  Marlinton;  three  sons,  Eugene  A.  Friel,  of
Morgantown,  and  Elmer  C.  Friel  and  Ernest  H.  Friel,  both  of  Marlinton;  thirteen  grandchildren  and
seventeen  great-grandchildren.  Funeral  services  were  held  Wednesday  at  11  a. m.  at  Central  Union
United Methodist Church by Robert L. Mann, with burial in Fairview Cemetery.

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Lowell E. Copeland

Lowell Ellis Copeland, age 86, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon,
Virginia.  Born  March  4, 1914, in Enon, Nicholas County, he was the son of the late Luther and Nannie Hurt
Copeland. He had lived in Abingdon for 22 years and formerly lived in Summersville and Marlinton. He was
a  retired  superintendent  with  the  surface  mining division of United Coal Company. He was a member of
Grace  Christian  Fellowship  Church,  Abingdon,  and  a  member  of  Summersville  Lodge  No.  76 AF&AM.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Chafin Copeland; four sons, Mack Copeland, of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania,

Steve  Copeland,  of  Litchfield,  Ohio,  and  Wayne  Chafin  and  Jack Chafin, both of Abingdon; a daughter,
Deborah  Jones,  of  Abingdon;  a  brother, Luther Copeland, of Raleigh, North Carolina; two sisters, Vernice
Trimble,  of  Valparaiso,  Indiana,  and  Daisy  Jarrell,  of  Polk City, Florida; eleven grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.  Services  were  held Friday in Abingdon and graveside services were held Saturday at
Walker Memorial Park, Summersville.

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Catherine Rimel

Catherine  Virginia  Rimel, of River  Road, Buckeye, age 74, died Monday morning, November 20, 2000, at

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, after  several months' illness. Mrs. Rimel was a member of the Order of
Eastern  Star,  a member  of  the  Board   of  V.F.W.  Auxiliary,  Pocahontas  Center Auxiliary, Home Farm
Advisory  Committee,  Pocahontas  Cooperative  Parish, Chairman  of Trustees of Swago United Methodist
Church,  member  of  the  Finance Committee, Pastor/Parish Relations representative to the Edray Charge
from  the  Swago  Church,  and  member of  the Edray  Charge  Parish  Committee. Born June 14, 1926, at

Marlinton,  she  was  the  daughter  of  the late Seebert and Margie Wolfe Wilfong. She was the widow of
Dice  McClintic  Rimel.  Others preceding her in death were a sister, Dorothy Boggs; five brothers, Michael

Wolfe,  Bill  Wilfong,  Clarence  Wilfong,  Richard  Wilfong,  and  Harry  Wilfong.  Survivors  include  three
daughters,  Carolyn  Ann  Landis,  of  Sistersville, Patricia Catherine Hill, of Frankford, and Hope McClintic
Hamrick,  of  Webster  Springs;  three  sisters,  Eva  Galford  and  Joan  Cutlip,  both  of  Marlinton,  and
Genevieve  Wilfong,  of  Waynesboro,  Virginia; a brother, Boyd Wilfong, of Marlinton; nine grandchildren
and  three  great-grandchildren.  Funeral  services  will  be  held  at  VanReenen  Funeral  Home  on
Wednesday at 1 p. m. by Pastor Robert Mann. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Clarence G. Beale

Clarence G. Beale, age 85, died December 2, 2000, at his home in Temple Hills, Maryland, from an apparent
heart  attack.  Mr. Beale was retired from Thompson’s Dairy, Washington, D. C. He was born August 20, 1914,
on the farm of his parents, Howard and Meck Beale, on Dry Branch Road, Mace. He was the husband of Nina
R.  Vandevender  Beale and the father of Clarence G. Beale, Jr. Also surviving is a grandson. Preceding him
in  death,  in  addition  to  his parents,  were  a  brother, Leroy Beale, and a sister, Mrs. Norman (Ruth) Beale.
Funeral  services  were  held  on  Wednesday, December 6, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, Oxon Hill,
Maryland, with burial in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

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Ray M. Irvine

Ray Madrid Irvine, age 76, of Marlinton, died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at his home. Mr. Irvine was retired
from International Shoe Company where he was a leather hanger. He was a Navy Veteran and a member of
the  V.F.W.  He  was  born  at  Marlinton  February  22,  1924,  the  son  of the late Levi and Lula Miller Irvine.
Survivors  include  his wife,  Lula  F.  Gibson Irvine; a daughter, Loretta Irvine, of Huntington; three sons, Jim
Irvine  and  Roger Irvine, both of Marlinton, and Earl Irvine, of Aldan, Pennsylvania; four sisters, Leona Dilley
and  Gladys  Friel,  both  of  Marlinton,  Veda  Johnson,  of  Stony Bottom, and Lisa Fishburn, of Indianapolis,
Indiana;  a  brother,  Donald Irvine,  of  Joppa,  Maryland;  six  grandchildren  and  four  great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were two sisters, Dorothy Dempsey and Maggie Beverage,
and  five  brothers, Mearl Irvine, Angus Irvine, Ralph Irvine, Verlin Irvine, and Clarence (Buck) Irvine. Funeral
services  were  held  at VanReenen Funeral Home Tuesday by the Revs. David Rittenhouse and Robert Mann.
Burial was in the Wilfong Cemetery.

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Melvina Sheets Shinaberry

Melvina  Sheets  Shinaberry, age 72, of Durbin, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital
in Morgantown. Mrs. Shinaberry was a lifelong resident of Durbin and a member of Bethel United Methodist
Church. She was a retired cook for the National Radio Astronomy Center. She was born September 24, 1928,
at Durbin, the daughter of the late Allie E. and Bertie Greathouse Sheets. Her husband, Henry A. Shinaberry,
preceded  her  in  death  May  18, 1999. Survivors include two daughters, Henrietta Reigel, of Arbovale, and
Myra  Jean Taylor, of Durbin; two sons, Howard Shinaberry, of Durbin, and Daryl Shinaberry, of Green Bank;
a  sister,  Rowena  Bryson, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Calvin Sheets, of Tucson, Arizona, and
James  Sheets,  of  Hope  Mills,  North  Carolina;  eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a step-
grandson.  Services  were  held  Saturday  afternoon  at  Bethel  United  Methodist  Church by the Rev. Gary
Gordon and the Rev. Roland Armstrong. Burial was in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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Florence Shinaberry Irvine was Kyle's grand-mother.

Kyle W. Irvine

Kyle  Walker  Irvine,  47,  of  Harkers  Island, North Carolina, died February 20, 2001. He was the son of Elva
Guthrie  Irvine,  of Harkers Island, and the late Andrew Gale Irvine. Mr. Irvine was a member of the Harkers
Island  Fire Department,  on  the Board of Directors of Harkers Island Fire and Rescue, and a member of the
Down  East  Democratic  Club.  He is survived by his wife, Theresa Willis Irvine; two sons, Daniel Kyle Irvine
and  Willis  Jordan Irvine; two sisters, Deloris Lewis, of Straits, North Carolina, and Donna Wade, of Harkers
Island;  and  two  brothers,  Kenneth  Irvine  and  Robert Irvine,  both of Harkers Island. He was preceded in
death by his father and an infant brother, Andrew Gale Irvine, Jr. Services were held on February 23 at the
Harkers  Island  Pentecostal  Holiness  Church  with  the  Rev.  Clayton  Guthrie and Joe Hancock officiating.
Burial was in Virgie Mae Cemetery in Harkers Island.

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Claude A. Stimeling, Jr.

Claude  A.  Stimeling, Jr., 82, of Marlinton, died Monday, March 13, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He  was  born  on  January  26  at  Stony  Bottom,  the  son  of Claude A. Stimeling, Sr., and Eula Simmons
Stimeling.  Mr.  Stimeling  served  in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a coal miner and security
guard  and was a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Saundra F. Parsons, of Marlinton, and Susan
L. Armstrong,  of Valley Head; one son, S. Allen Stimeling, of Claysville; two half-brothers, Bobby Blake, of
Marlinton,   and Billy Blake, of Virginia; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in  death  by his  wife, Lutricia M. Stimeling, and three half-brothers, Guy Stimeling, Ed Blake, and Richard
Blake.  Visitation will be at VanReenen Funeral Home on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be
held  at  the  funeral  home  on  Friday  at  11 a.m. with the Revs. Norman Lee Alderman and John D. Hicks
officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.

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Gladys L. Dilley

Gladys  L.  Dilley,  age  60, of  Eldora,  Iowa, died from cancer at the Kavanagh House in West Des Moines,
Iowa,  on  Thursday, May 17, 2001. She  was  born August 5, 1940, in Marlinton, the daughter of Wilson and
Ruby Wardell Biggs. She was raised in Marlinton where she graduated from high school in 1960. On May 7,
1960,  she  was  united  in  marriage  to  Norman Lee Dilley in McDowell County, Virginia. She had lived in
Eldora  for  26  years  where  she had been employed as a waitress at Jerry’s Pizza. For the past few years
of  her  life  she  has  lived  in  West  Des  Moines,  working  as  an administrative assistant for Freese-Notis
Weather,  until  retirement  in August  of 2000  due  to  her illness. Surviving are her husband, Norman; son,
Robert  Dilley,  of  Eldora;  daughter,  Wendy  Lawrence,  of  West  Des  Moines;  sisters, Linda Woolard, of
Cleveland,  Ohio,  and  Mary  Ann  Beverage,  of  Marlinton; brothers, Thomas Biggs and Roger Biggs, both
of Marlinton;  and  five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Freddy
and  Curtis  Biggs.  Funeral  services  were  held  Monday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora by Pastor
Bruce  Baillie  of  the First Presbyterian Church in Steamboat Rock. Burial followed at the New Providence
Cemetery.

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Josephine Sharp

Josephine  “Jo”  Sharp,  72,  of Mingo,  died  Tuesday,  June  12,  2001, at her home. She had been in failing
health  for  the  past  five years. She  was  born  on  January  8, 1929, the daughter of William Ambrose Sage

and  Edna Hartley Sage. On  December  29,  1950,   she  was united in marriage to Andy Sharp, who survives.
Other  survivors  are  one  son,  Rick  A.  Sharp,  of  Mingo;  a  foster  son,  Virgil Moore, of Mingo; two sisters,
Madaline Honeycutt, of Landover Hills, Maryland, and Shirley Daft, of Valley Head; two grandchildren;
one  step  granddaughter;  and  two  foster  granddaughters.  Preceding  her  in death were her parents; four
sisters,  Maggie  Hannah,  Martha  Tumblin,  Mary  Phillips,  and  Denna  Foreback; and four brothers, Russell,
Cecil,  Ray,  and  Glen  Sage.  Mrs. Sharp  was  a  graduate  of  Marlinton  High  School  and an employee of
the  Randolph  County  Schools  as  secretary  at  the  Valley  Head  School  until  retiring in 1995. She was a
member  of  the  Cass  Chapter No. 124 OES, Osisi Shriner Temple of Wheeling, Tygarts Valley Ladies Shrine
Club,  Upper  Valley  Ruritan  Club,  Upper  Valley  Recreational  Authority.  She attended the Point Mountain

Church  and  played  the  guitar  sang  with her husband in churches in Randolph and other counties. Friends
will be received  at the  Mingo Presbyterian Church on Thursday after 6 p.m. The funeral will be on Friday at
11  a.m.  at  the Mingo Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Marshall Williams, David Slawter, David Rice, and
Ralph Summerfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Mingo Cemetery.

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Herbert Troy Mace

Herbert  Troy  Mace, age 93, of Mace, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. Mr.
Mace  was a  former  Postmaster  at  Mace,  merchant  and  farmer.  He  was  a  member of the Mace United
Methodist  Church  and  the  Veterans  of  Foreign Wars. He served in the Army in World War II. He was born
February  7,  1908,  at  Mace,  the  son  of the late Jacob D. and Ethel Ware Mace. Surviving him are his wife,
Jessie  Jones  Mace;  two daughters, Naomi Reed, of Barberton, Ohio, and Shirley Laraway, of Toledo, Ohio;
two  sons,  Herbert  Mace,  of  Norristown, Pennsylvania, and Keith Mace, of Mace; fifteen grandchildren and
twenty-three  great-grandchildren.  Preceding  him  in  death  were  two  brothers,  Freddie  and  Paul,  and
two  infant  brothers  who died at birth. Funeral  services will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. at the Mace United
Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Baer, with burial at Mingo.

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Richard Darle Biggs

Richard Darle Biggs, age 73, of Clifton Forge, Virginia, died Wednesday, September 19, 2001, in the Carilion
Community  Hospital  of  the  Roanoke  Valley,  Roanoke,  Virginia.  Biggs was a retired Car Inspector of the
C&O  Railroad  with  33  years  of  service,  a  member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, Selma, and
served  in the U. S. Army - Air Corps. He was born February 10, 1928, in Marlinton, a son of the late James R.
and  Effie  Meadows  Biggs. Surviving him are his wife, Elma Shinaberry Biggs, of Clifton Forge; a daughter,
Darlene  Nuckols,  of  Iron 
Gate, Virginia; a son, Mark Biggs, of Clifton Forge; three sisters, Betty Chrislip, of
Vero  Beach,  Florida,  Kathleen  VanDevender,  of  Alderson,  and  Dottie  Cutlip, of Marlinton; two brothers,
Emmett  Biggs  and  Jack  Biggs,  both  of  Marlinton; three grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Marie Biggs; a sister, Juanita Carr; and five brothers, Carlyle Biggs,
William  Biggs,  Dorsey  Biggs,  Harold  Biggs,  and  James R. Biggs, Jr. Graveside services were conducted
Saturday afternoon at Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton, with Earl "Butch" Michael officiating.
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George E. Cromer

George E. Cromer, age 88, of  Waynesboro, Virginia, died Friday, September 21, 2001, at home. Mr. Cromer
was a member  of  Christchurch.  He   started  barbering in Boyer in 1934 and moved to Waynesboro in 1950
where  he  later owned and operated Peoples Barber Shop. He also had worked at the Crompton Company

in Waynesboro. Born at Spruce January 3, 1913, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Mason Cromer.
In  addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Margie Cromer, his first wife, Ruby

Burns  Cromer,  four sisters,  and  two brothers. Surviving him are his second wife, Mary Cromer; three sons,
George  Cromer,  Jr.,  of  Louisiana,  Jack  Cromer,  of  Elkins,  Nyal  Cromer, of Waynesboro; one daughter,
Aleda Gochenour, of Crimora, Virginia; a stepdaughter, Linda Wood, and one stepson, Harvey Dudley, both
of  Lyndhurst;  one  sister,  Wanda  Hausser,  of  Phoenix,  Arizona;  eleven  grandchildren,  eighteen great-
grandchildren,  and seven  great-great-grandchildren;  six  step-grandchildren,  and nine  step-great-
grandchildren. Services were conducted September 25 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Funeral
Service by the Rev. Alton Wilson. Burial was at Augusta Memorial Park.

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Jessie A. Mace


Jessie  A.  Mace,  age 92, of Mace, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at her home, of natural causes. She was
born  in  Fairmont May 19, 1909, and was a member of the Mace United Methodist Church. She was married
to Herbert Troy Mace April 27, 1930. He departed this life seven weeks ago on September 9, 2001. Surviving
her  are  two  sons,  Herbert  D.  Mace,  of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and Keith Mace, of Mace; two daughters,
Naomi   Reed,   of  Barberton, Ohio, and Shirley Laraway, of Toledo, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-

three  great-grandchildren.  Visitation  will  be  Friday  evening,  November  2,  from  6 to 9 p.m. at the Mace
United  Methodist  Church.  Funeral  services  will be held Saturday at 1 p. m. at the Mace United Methodist
Church by the Rev. Robert Baer, with burial at Mingo.

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Robert G. Deputy

Robert  G.  Deputy,  age  91, of  Rt.  2, Marlinton, died Friday, December 21, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial
Hospital,  after  an  extended  illness.  Mr. Deputy was a retired instructor in heavy equipment operation at
Anthony Correctional Center. He was a member of Baxter Presbyterian Church at Dunmore and a member
of Masonic Lodge #65 of Huntersville. Born at Dunmore August 27, 1910, he was the son of the late William
and  Lena  McLaughlin  Deputy.  In  addition  to  his parents, five brothers and sisters are deceased: Helen
Levier,  Anna  Mary  Self,  Grace  Young,  Frank Deputy  and  Ward  Deputy.  Surviving  him  are  his  wife,
Margaret  McLaughlin  Deputy;  a  daughter,  Barbara Bailey, of Scott Depot; a son, Marshall Deputy, of St.
Augustine,  Florida;  two  grandchildren  and  two  great-grandchildren.  Funeral  services  were  held  on
Monday,  December  24,  at  Van-Reenen  Funeral  Home  Chapel  by  the  Rev.  Jerry  Moore.  Burial with
Masonic Rites was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Sarah Nelson

Sarah  Nelson,  of  Hopewell, Virginia, died February 7, 2002, in John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell.
Sarah  was  born  April  15,  1923,  in  Marlinton. She attended Wesley United Methodist Church for over 40

years and was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star. She was also a well-known seamstress in the Tri-City
area.  She  was  preceded  in  death  by  her  husband,  Jimmie  Nelson,  and  parents, Harmon and Hattie
Shinaberry.  She  is  survived  by  one  daughter, Dawn Adams, of Petersburg, Virginia; two sons, Steve W.
Nelson, of Petersburg, and Alan L. Nelson, of Chester, Virginia; two sisters, Betty Sharp, of Enon, and Mary
Crone,  of  Mt.  Airy,  Maryland;  two  brothers,  Harmon  Shinaberry,  of  Earlysville,  Virginia,  and Jimmie

Shinaberry,  of  Sportsylvania,  Virginia;  six  grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were
held  at  Wesley United Methodist Church in Hopewell, with interment in Bermuda Memorial Park, Chester,
 Virginia.

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Norman L. Dilley

Norman  L.  Dilley,  age  62,  of Eldora, Iowa, died on Monday, February 25, 2002, at the Ellsworth Municipal
Hospital  in  Iowa  Falls.  He was born March 9, 1939, in Pocahontas County, son of Luther and Ruby Mitchell
Dilley.  He  was raised in West Virginia, then served with the United States Army in the late 1950's. On May 7,
1960, he  was united  in marriage to Gladys Louise Biggs in McDowell, Virginia. They had resided in several
places  before finally making their home in Eldora in 1971. He worked for 31 years as a journeyman lineman
for  IBEW  Local Union #55, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving him are a son, Robert
L.  Dilley,  of  Eldora;  daughter,  Wendy Lawrence, of West Des Moines, Iowa; brother, Darrel Dilley, of Vine-
grove,  Kentucky;  half-brothers,  Albert  Smith, of Denver, Colorado, and James Smith, of Marlinton; and six
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Gladys, on May 17, 2001, and by an infant
sister,  JoAnn.  Funeral  services were  held  Thursday  afternoon  at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora by
Pastor  Bruce  Baillie  of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Steamboat  Rock.  Burial  followed  at the New
Providence Cemetery.

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Mary Elizabeth Keen Kesler

Mary Elizabeth Keen Kesler age 62, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at her home at Cass.
Born in Cross City, Florida, she was the daughter of Irvin J. Keen, Sr., of Florida, and the late Inez Keen.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred C. Kesler; a daughter, Judy Demere, of Farmers Branch, Texas; a son, Stanley Demere, of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Betty Jean Bischel, of Pace, Florida; a brother, Jimmy Keen, of Immokalee, Florida; and five grandchildren.
In addition to her mother, a daughter, Vicky, is deceased.
Memorial services were held Monday evening at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann.

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Walter Fred Shafer, Jr.

Walter Fred Shafer, Jr. age 67, of Keezletown, Virginia, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Fred was born June 11, 1934, in Green Bank, the son of Mary Wotring Shafer, of Marlinton, and the late Walter Shafer.
He was a farmer and farm manager for Dogwood Hill Farms for 32 years, and was an Army veteran.
Surviving him in addition to his mother are two sons, Walter F. Shafer, III, of Keezletown, and Daniel E. Shafer, of Weyers Cave, Virginia; three daughters, Teresa A. Shafer, Jacqueline K. Werner, both of Keezletown, and Karen Hensley, of McGaheysville, Virginia; ten grandchildren; five brothers, Phillip Shafer, Tom Shafer, Bill Shafer, and Jack Shafer, all of Marlinton, and Joe Shafer, of Keezletown; two sisters, Pat Carter, of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Marylee Roy, of Marlinton.
His body was cremated.
A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon at the Keezletown United Methodist Church, conducted by Martin Chamelin and the Rev. David W. Breeden.

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Edna Johnson Weatherholt

Edna Leona Johnson Weatherholt, age 85, of Riverside, Marlinton, died Monday, July 1, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Born at Marlinton March 21, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Odie and Myrtle Hevener Johnson.
Mrs. Weatherholt was a retired nursing assistant and a member of Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Hunters-ville.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Ray Glen Weatherholt, a sister, Oleta Susan Johnson, and two brothers, Herbert R. Johnson and Warren O. Johnson.
She is survived by three daughters, Doris Jean Weatherholt and Dottie Kellison, both of Marlinton, and Phyllis Ann Morton, or Marietta, Georgia; caregiver, Debbie R. Schoolcraft; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Jerry Moore, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Winfred B. Foe

Winfred B. Foe, age 82, of Cass, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea.
Mr. Foe was born June 6, 1920, at Cass, the son of the late Walter and Pearl Tallman Foe.
He was a lifelong resident of Cass and was an employee of Mower Coastal and Kramer Lumber Companies. He was also a member of the Riverside Lodge #124 at Cass.
Surviving him are his wife of 57 years, Maxine Shinaberry Foe; daughter, Linda Simmons, of Hillsboro; two sons, Lewis Foe, of Arbovale, and Lloyd Foe, of LaGrange, Kentucky; two sisters, Freda Nelson, of Marlinton, and Beulah McCoy, of St. Petersburg, Florida; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial with Masonic graveside rites by Riverside Lodge #124 will follow in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday from 7 to 9 at funeral home in Arbovale.

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Albert P. Gay

Albert P. Gay, age 80, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Hospice of St. Joseph Residential Center, Lorain, Ohio, following a short illness.
He was born in Clover Lick, the son of Stella and Cecil Gay.
He moved from West Virginia in 1946 and lived in Lorain for five years, then lived five years in Elyria, Ohio, and in North Ridgeville since September 1975.
He worked as an inspector for the Lake Terminal Railroad, Lorain, retiring in 1987 after 30 years. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Local 1104.
Surviving him are his wife of 31 years, Miriam; a stepdaughter, Deborah Roelle, of Elyria; a stepson, John Philip Sickierski, of Norman, Oklahoma; three step-grandchildren, one step-great-granddaughter; sisters, Edith Stafford, of Philippi, Madge Fair, of Springborough, Ohio, Opal Byrd, of Hubert, North Carolina, Grace Mynuk, of Marlinton, Jeanne Stankevich, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, and Patricia Sharp, of Jacksonville, North Carolina.

The children to his first marriage to Dottie Gibson Gay, of Vermillion, Ohio: Infant daughter deceased at birth and buried in the Gay Cemetery.
He is survived by two sons, Roger Lee Gay, of Washington State, and Jeffery Alan Gay, of Tennessee; and one daughter, Teri Caudill, of Vermillion; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Samuel, Steryl, Jr., Merle, and Jim Gay; sister, Ruth Gay.
Graveside services were held Wednesday morning at Ridgeville Cemetery, North Ridgeville.

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Dr. William Pierce

William Pierce, 68, head of the National Alliance, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at the organization's headquarters near Mill Point following a short illness with cancer.
According to National Alliance spokesman Bob DeMarias, Pierce became ill about five weeks ago and cancer was found early this month. After it was determined his disease was untreatable, he returned to Mill Point on Friday.
Survivors include two sons and one brother.
DeMarias said funeral and burial plans are incomplete but will be private.

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Lonnie Lee "Bill" Darnell

Lonnie Lee "Bill" Darnell, Sr., age 73, of Marlinton, died Monday, August 12, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salem, Virginia.
Born in Marlinton, November 11, 1928, he was the son of Carrie E. Bancroft Darnell, of Marlinton, and the late George Washington Darnell.
He is survived by his mother; his wife, Constance "Connie" Ramsey Darnell; six daughters, Linda L. Mallios, Sharon K. Cornell and Donna Darnell, all of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Brenda L. Golden, of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Bridgette A. Darnell, and Deborah L. Baker, both of Newville, Pennsylvania; a stepdaughter, Jennifer G. Ramsey, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; a son, Lonnie L. Darnell, II, of Georgetown, Colorado; a stepson, D. Ian Ramsey, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Linda Sue Doss, of Marlinton, and Edna Madeline Gaydosh, of Warren, Ohio; three brothers, Joseph Raymond Darnell, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, James Francis Darnell, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Gene Edward Darnell, of Marlinton; ten grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death in addition to his father were a sister, Lillian Buzzard, a brother, George "Doone" Darnell, II, two half-sisters, Alvergie Simmons and Ethel Bancroft, and a half-brother, John Darnell.
He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a Bachelor of Science degree, and served in the United States Army from April 1946 to April 1969. He served in the USA Infantry Airborne, Army Signal Corps, Air Defense Command, and USA Strategic Communications Command.
He served world-wide and was a POW in Korea; he received many medals, including Purple Hearts, Bronze Star, and Korean Campaign Medal.
     After his retirement from the military, he was employed by United Telephone and later by the Sunnyside Restaurant, owned by his daughter and son-in-law. He returned to make his home again in Marlinton in 1984. Bill enthusiastically participated in community activities and volunteerism, serving with the United Way, Seneca Mental Health, Democratic Executive Committee, DAV, VFW, Pocahontas Community Club, and Senior Center Board.
Services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home and interment with military services will be in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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John W. (Bill) Deputy, Jr.

John W. (Bill) Deputy, Jr., age 41, of Poage Lane, died Saturday, August 31, 2002, at Clover Lick.
He was a logger, and was a Methodist.
Born at Marlinton October 31, 1960, he was the son of Evelyn Price Deputy and the late John W. (Buck) Deputy. He was the grandson of the late Ward and Mattie Deputy.
Surviving him are his mother; wife, Virginia Deputy; daughter, Jennifer Beverage; son, John W. Deputy, III; brothers, Michael Deputy and Robert Deputy.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Dunmore United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in the Dunmore Cemetery.

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Ruth E. Doyle

Ruth E. Doyle, age 79, of Harrisville, died Wednesday, August 28, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
A native of Stony Bottom, she was born June 1, 1923, the daughter of Robert Henry Wilfong and Tinnie Jane Townsend Wilfong.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW at Marlinton, and a member of Mace United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Buford Doyle, died in 1967. Also deceased are a sister, Grace Pishner, and three brothers, Jesse Wilfong, Emmett Wilfong, and Glenn Wilfong.
Surviving her are a daughter, Cynthia Taylor, of Dunmore; four sons, Ralph Doyle, of York, South Carolina, Gary Doyle, Ronald Doyle, and Donald Doyle, all of Mace; her companion, Marvin Cox; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Mace United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Bear. Burial was in the Mingo Cemetery.

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Leonard C. Penningnton

Leonard C. Pennington, age 68, died at his home at Mingo Monday, September 2, 2002.
Mr. Pennington was a retired mail carrier and was a Methodist.
He was born at Slaty Fork April 22, 1934, the son of the late Edward and Flossie Varner Pennington.
His wife, Luella Rose Pennington, died January 15, 1999. Also deceased are sisters, Louella Mae Dumire, Laura Cathern Jones, and Rita Arlene Pennington, and brothers, Grover Wilson Pennington, Ronald William Pennington, Edward Bryan, Pennington, Jr., Howard Lorway Pennington, Francis Lee Pennington.
Mr. Pennington is survived by a daughter, Karen Friel, of Bridgeport; three stepdaughters, Linda Lass, of Taylorville, Illinois, Nancy DeVoe, of Grosse Ile, Michigan, and Susie Friel, of Petersburg; a son, Leonard Pennington, of Ida, Michigan; a stepson, Ronald Titus, of Smithfield, Virginia; four sisters, Lea Belle Gum, of Cass, Hazel Juanita Hinnerman, of Beverly, Betty Lou Virginia Swink, of Cass, Retha Pauline Doyle, of Mace; four brothers, Roy Delano Pennington, of Green Bank, James Laddie Pennington, of Durbin, Carl Blake Pennington, of LaPulente, California, and Paul Dillon Pennington, of St. Albans; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial will be at Arbovale.

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Alice Caroline Dunbrack

Alice Caroline Dunbrack, age 70, of Campbelltown/Marlinton, died Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Helen Faraone, in Hockessin, Delaware.
Mrs. Dunbrack was a member of Marlinton Presbyterian Church, Women of the Church, and the Rebekahs.
Born October 28, 1931, at Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late Allie Zeblum and Carrie Bell Fridley Jack.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis G. Dunbrack; daughter, Helen Faraone, of Hockessin, Delaware, son, Russell Dunbrack, of Hillsboro; sisters, Sue Ann Stadler, of Cowen, Mary Jane Hiner, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, Dorothy Jack, of Marlinton; brothers, Clarence Jack, of Dunmore and Gilbert Jack, of Marlinton; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Monday morning at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Kemp C. Gibson

Kemp C. Gibson, age 73, of Charlemont, Massachusetts, died Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Born in Marlinton January 28, 1929, he was the son of Willie S. and Stella Meeks Gibson.
He attended schools in Marlinton and Wyandotte, Michigan, and had lived in Charlemont since 1957. He was a seasonal employee for 20 years, working at the Homestead Hotel in Hot Springs, Vir-ginia, and various bakeries and hotels in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area.
Prior to retirement in October 1996, he and his wife, Bernice, owned and operated the Rebel Restaurant in Charlemont for 39 years. He also worked part-time for Bittersweet Herb Farm in Shelburne and had worked 10 seasons for Berkshire East ski area in Charlemont as a cook.
He married the former Bernice Taylor on November 4, 1952.
Besides his wife, survivors include three sons, Forrest Gibson, of Arizona, Bryan Gibson and Kevin Gibson, both of Charlemont; two daughters, Kathleen Willard, of Manchester, Connecticut, and Maureen, of Navato, California; six grandchildren; seven sisters, Goldie Sampson, Upland, California, Mamie Napier, of Columbia, South Carolina, Dottie Gay, of Vermilion, Ohio, Jenny Dinkins, Penny Drewey, Louise Gibson, and Carolyn F. Shafer, of Marlinton; two brothers, Granville "Ken" Gibson, of Marlinton, and Collett "Bob" Gibson, of Cary, North Carolina.

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Hubert H. Buzzard

Hubert H. Buzzard, age 83, of Campbelltown/Marlinton, died Sunday, September 15, 2002, at home.
Mr. Buzzard was retired from the United States Navy, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Born at Huntersville July 19, 1919, he was the son of the late Rodney and Esta Alderman Buzzard.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Shinaberry Buzzard; two sons, Barry Bronson, of Marlinton, and Johnny Barton, of Slaty Fork; sister, Pauline Gardner, of Clover Lick; brother, William Buzzard, of Huntersville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Four sisters and four brothers are deceased.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Ernest Keith Shaw

Keith Shaw, age 88, of Crooked Fork, Marlinton, died Friday, September 20, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
Keith was a retired coal processing plant operator and a United Methodist.
Born at Adrian December 26, 1913, he was the son of the late Ernest Thomas and Beatrice Long Shaw.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Corabel Kathleen Snyder Shaw, a sister, Beatrice Pearl Crane, a brother, Burl Nelson Shaw, and three grandchildren preceded him in death.
His daughter, Judy Dean, of Huntersville, his sons, Ernie, of Marlinton, Dave, of Crooked Fork, Mike, of Maryland, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren survive him.
Rev. Stanley Clark held funeral services Sunday, September 22, at VanReenen Funeral Home. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Silas S. Sharp

Silas S. Sharp, age 94, of Slatyfork, died September 24, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
He was born on October 27, 1907, at Slatyfork, the son of the late Luther David and Laura Morgan Sharp.
In his long lifetime he was a farmer, a watchmaker, an amateur gunsmith, a barber, and an artist. Many of his paintings are on display at the Sharp Country Store at Slatyfork, now managed by his niece, Linda Carroll. He was a gifted fisherman and a hunter and life-time member of the National Rifle Association. He graduated from Edray District High School. He was a life-time member of the Slatyfork United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Eunice Kerr Sharp, brothers Ivan and Paul, sisters Creola, Ada and Violet, preceded him in death.
Stepson Lowell Gibson, of Slatyfork, with whom he made his home for the past year, and his brother, Dave Sharp, of Cincinnati, Ohio, survive him.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Slatyfork United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Mann. Burial was in the Sharp Family Cemetery at Slatyfork.

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Milburn Wilfong (Lillie Shinaberry's first cousin)

Milburn Wilfong, age 84, of Charleston, died September 30, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Wilfong was a retired purchasing agent for Columbia Gas.
He was born in Marlinton but spent most of his life in the Kanawha Valley. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army, and was a graduate of Morris Harvey College.
Surviving him are two sisters, Katie Wilfong, of Charleston, and Vallie Wilson, of Marlinton. A brother, Paul Wilfong, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Van-Reenen Funeral Home in Marlinton by the Rev. Henry Johnson. Burial will follow in the Wilfong Family Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service, from 1 till 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Van-Reenen Funeral Home.

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Ralph H. McClure

Ralph H. McClure, age 86 years, of Elkins, died Friday, October 4, 2002, at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. He had been in declining health for the past four weeks.
Mr. McClure was born Thursday, December 16, 1915, at Clover Lick, a son of the late Forrest A. and Lillie Hannah McClung McClure.
On December 24, 1949, at Elkins, he was married to the former Betty Jean Rigsby, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Kevin M. McClure, of Elkins; two daughters, Mary Jo McClure and Theresa Alice McClure, both of Elkins; one brother, Elmer Lee McClure, of Elkview; two sisters, Elizabeth Alderman, of Charleston, and Pauline Lingo, of Carlinville, Illinois; and two grandchildren.
His sister, Catherine Cantrell, preceded him in death.
He attended the schools of Pocahontas County, was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, having worked in Pocahontas County, was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II and was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a bulldozer operator for 38 years, having worked at the strip mine for Fairfax Trucking Company, was a member of the West Virginia Pearl Harbor Survivors Group. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elkins.
Services were held Tuesday at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home in Elkins by Dr. Ellis E. Conley. Interment followed at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, where the H. W. Daniel's Post #29, American Legion, presented the American Flag.

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Woodrow C. Ray

Woodrow Clarence Ray, age 87, of Elk Mountain, died Sunday, October 20, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 21, 1915, at Clover Lick, the son of George Scott Ray and Levia Annabell Kennedy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother of his children, Violee Defibaugh Ray; two sons, Ernest Clarence, Delbert Calvin, and three stillborn children; three brothers, George William, Harry Lee and Lewis Calvin; four sisters, Ruth May McCloud, Letha Hazel Ware, Rebecca Elizabeth Friel and Grace Helen Cain.
He served in C.C.C's between 1935 and 1936. He worked at Mower Lumber Company at Cass, WV Department of Highways, retiring at Astrup Company, of Cleveland, Ohio.
He is survived by fifteen children‹eleven daughters, Helen Louise Keegan, of Baltimore, Maryland, Mary Ellen Holloway, of Lewiston, Idaho, Virginia Grace Wilcox, of Twin Falls, Idaho, Darlene Hazel Cassell, of Cass, Frances Rosalene Tawney, of Buckeye, Margaret Ann Corbett and Barbara Lee Gragg-Mock, both of Marlinton, Sally Kay Gibson, Ernestine Sue Hannah, Della Marie Rider and Nellie Nolene Ray, all of Elk Mountain; four sons, Jacob Benjamin and Ronald Bernard, of Twin Falls, Idaho, Charles Woodrow, of Elk Mountain, and Johnny Cash, of Mountain Grove; 49 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, at VanReenen Funeral Home by Rev. Stanley L. Clark and Rev. Norman Alderman, with burial at Clawson Cemetery.

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Basil P. Sharp

Basil Price Sharp, 67, of Washington, D.C., died Thursday, October 24, 2002, in a traffic accident at an intersection near his home in the District.
He was born in Marlinton, September 21, 1935, the son of Jane Price Sharp, of Marlinton, and the late Basil C. Sharp. His father died in Germany in 1944 during World War II.
Basil was graduated from Marlinton High School, Davidson College (B.A.), Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia (M.Div.), and Union Theological Seminary in New York, New York (S.T.M.). He initially served as a minister to Presbyterian congregations in Kentucky and Tennessee. He then served for nine years as a Presbyterian missionary in Taiwan. Following his return to the United States, Basil served as a Regional Director with the Institute for Cultural Affairs working on community development in cities across the country.
For the past 18 years, Basil was a resident of Washington, D.C. He worked with two congregations of the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in the D.C. area, and he was Parish Associate of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in the District. For the past 17 years, he also worked as a business and computer consultant.
He expressed his abundant creativity by authoring several books, including "The Adventure of Being Human: A Guide to Living A Fuller Life," and by participating in a modern dance troupe. He enjoyed outdoor sports, including hiking, swimming, skiing, and fishing.
His wife of 41 years, Marie Blessing Sharp, survives him.
Also surviving him are his mother; two daughters, Dr. Heidi Harvie, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Jane Sharp, of Boston, Massachusetts; a son, Dr. Otto Sharp, of Asheville, North Carolina; two grandsons; a granddaughter; a foster grandson; a brother, Dr. John C. Sharp, of Marlinton; and a sister, Jane J. Sharp, also of Marlinton.
The Revs. Brian and Ruth Hamilton held funeral services at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, October 29. A service in Marlinton is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, with the Rev. Burt Newman. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton.

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Samuel P. Barlow

Samuel Price Barlow, 74, of Buckeye, died October 24, 2002, at Charleston Area Medical Center after a short illness.
The son of Samuel H. and Mary Margaret Price Barlow, he was born at Dunmore on August 8, 1928.
Mr. Barlow was a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member and elder of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church, Marlinton Masonic Lodge No. 127, American Legion Post No. 50, VFW Post No. 4595, Pocahontas County Historical Society, and served on various committees of the Presbytery of West Virginia.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha Ann Barlow, of Enola, Pennsylvania; and two sons, John C. Barlow, of Broadway, Virginia, and Samuel P. Barlow, II, of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Barnisky Barlow; three sisters, Joan Barlow, Nancy Ligon Barlow, and Mary Margaret Barlow; and a brother, Asa Calvin Barlow.
Funeral service was held on Sunday at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Randy Benson officiating, followed by burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Beatrice A. Jack

Beatrice Virginia Allen Jack, 70, of Buckeye, died October 26, 2002, at home.
The daughter of John Alex and Icie Grace Scott Allen, she was born on April 26, 1932, at Hillsboro.
She worked in an industrial paint shop.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Marie Workman, of Tualatin, Oregon; a half-sister, Brenda Dean, of Buckeye; two half-brothers, Johnnie Allen and Walter Allen, both of Hillsboro.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dan Michael Jack.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 31, at 1 p.m. at the VanReenen Funeral Home with the Rev. Phyllis Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1

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Guy Austin Sharp

Guy Austin Sharp, age 82, of H.C. 82, Marlinton, died Saturday, December 28, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Born at Cass July 29, 1920, he was the son of the late Enos and Willie Kelley Sharp.
Also preceding him in death was a brother, Elmer P. Shinaberry.
Mr. Sharp was a member of the Minnehaha United Methodist Church. He was retired from the Department of Highways. He served in the Army in World War II, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving him are his wife, Bonnie McLaughlin Sharp; two daughters, Sharon Zumpf, of Jacksonville, Florida, and Jo Ann Friel, of Marlinton; a son, Guy Lindsay Sharp, of Marlinton; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Randy White and Sam Felton. Burial will be at Browns Mountain Cemetery.

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Marjorie Rebecca Mann

Marjorie Rebecca Mann, age 79, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Friday, January 17, 2003, at home.
Mrs. Mann was born September 7, 1923, at Kanawha Head, the daughter of Huston Grant and Cosby Crawford Roby.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Woodrow Mann, and a son, Kenneth Woodrow Mann.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jean Holden, of Rocky Mount, Virginia, and Beverly Jo McPaters, of Dunmore; two sons, Robert Lee Mann and William Wayne Mann, both of Marlinton; a sister, Ruby Mann, of St. Albans; a brother, Kenneth Roby, of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore.
Memorial donations may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.

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Dorothy Elizabeth Jack

Dorothy Elizabeth Jack, age 78, of Marlinton and Bluefield, died Sunday, January 26, 2003, at Pocahontas Care Center.
She was of the Methodist faith and had worked as a waitress.
The daughter of the late Al and Carrie Fridley Jack, she was born July 20, 1924, at Marlinton, one of thirteen children.
She is survived by her only son, Delmas Lee Hammons, of Charlotte, North Carolina; sisters, Mary Jane Hiner, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, and Sue Ann Stadler, of Calvin; and brothers, Gilbert Jack and Clarence Jack, both of Marlinton.
Preceding her in death were three sisters, Evelyn Dunbrack, Alice Dunbrack, and Margaret Harkrader, and five brothers, LeRoy Jack, Elmer Jack, Donald Jack, Norman Jack, and James Martin Jack.
Services will be held by the Rev. Stanley Clark at VanReenen Funeral Home Saturday, February 1, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m.

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Kyle C. Friel

Kyle C. Friel, 63, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Friel was the son of the late Eldon and Virginia Reed Friel. He was a graduate of Marlinton High School and a carpenter by trade.
He was a member of Central Union United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James.
Mr. Friel is survived by his sons, Greg, of Washington, D. C., Mike, of Charleston, and Rob, of Hillsboro; sisters, Judy Willis and Yvonne Borg, both of Camdenton, Missouri; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, February 7, at 1 p.m. in the VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Robert Mann. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Wilfong Cemetery.

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Douglas H. Jett

Douglas H. Jett died April 17, 2003, in his hometown of Marlinton. Doug was born in 1942, just before his father, Walter E. Jett, left to serve in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S. Boise during World War II. Returning to his job as Pocahontas County Agricultural Extension Agent following the war, Walt and his wife, Jerry Holden Jett, spent the rest of their lives in Marlinton.
Doug was an operating room scrub nurse in the U.S. Army for six years. He was a Marlinton High School football player and a hunting guide in the high mountains of Montana where he lived for several years. He crossed the United States as a cross-country truck driver. After returning to Marlinton in 1983 he served one term as magistrate and then invested in real estate and construction. He was a sportsman; he killed his first wild turkey at the age of ten, pictured on the front page of The Pocahontas Times, and hunted mule deer and elk in the west. He fished in both the east and the west.
Doug was a member of the Moose and Pin Oak Lodge.
Surviving him are three daughters, Candiss Jett Ferrell, Tricia Jett Smith, and Toni Jett Brintle; six grandchildren; a brother, John, and a sister, Susie. Family and friends honored Doug at a memorial service on April 19 at VanReenen Funeral Home.

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Odell S. Grimes

Odell Sampson Grimes, age 87, of Route 2, Marlinton, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Grimes was a farmer and logger and a member of Pocahontas Farm Bureau. He was a member of New Hope Church of the Brethren.
Born at Dunmore August 14, 1915, he was the son of the late Garfield S. and Ella Edna Moore Grimes.
Surviving him are his wife, Anna Lee Virginia Ware Grimes; a daughter, Connie M. Carr, of Huntersville; two sons, Ronald Odell Grimes and Douglas Junior Grimes, both of Frost; five sisters, Lillian Dahmer, of Frankford, Viola Brown, of Wytheville, Virginia, Juanita Ginnans, of Warrenton, Ohio, Betty Ralston, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Gaynell Sharp, of Charlottesville, Virginia; a brother, Herbert Grimes, of Dunmore; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four sisters, Alma Arbogast, Genevieve Miller, Erma Lee Grimes and Helen Vannoy, and three brothers, Hunter Grimes, Bland Grimes, and Earl Grimes.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.

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Katherine Bunn Thomas Hannah

Katherine Hannah (affectionately known as "Miss Kitty"), died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Miss Kitty was a long-time resident of the Marlinton area and a former business owner.
She was born November 6, 1928, in Sullivan. Her husband, Charles Hannah, and a brother, Jim Bunn, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are a daughter, Janis Akers, of Barberton, Ohio; a son, Timmie Thomas, of Rainelle; three grandsons and a granddaughter; sisters, Joyce Peterson and Rene McClung, of Camp Creek; and a brother, Charles Bunn, of Richmond, Virginia.
A memorial service will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Thursday with interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Benjamin Franklin Waugh

Benjamin Waugh, age 90, died Monday, May 26, 2003, in Marlinton after a long illness.
He was born in Clawson on July 17, 1912, the son of Lemuel Moffet Waugh and Margaret Hinkle Waugh.
Mr. Waugh worked with his brother in the Taxi and Coal Delivery businesses, later working for International Shoe Company and as a truck driver in the construction and mining industry.
Survivors include two sons, Eldridge Oren Waugh, of Manassas, Virginia, and Lewis Edward Waugh, of Hagerstown, Maryland; one stepdaughter, Shelba Murphy, of Craigsvillle; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Waugh was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Beatrice Dunbrack Waugh, and his second wife, Ethyl Murphy Waugh; three brothers, Lemuel McKinley (Mac) Waugh, Renick Hanson Waugh, Laurence Elzeworth (Elzie) Waugh; five sisters, Lela Alice Sowers, Christenia Catherine Phillips, Minty Florence Vance, Thelma Charlean Sharp, and Mary Jane Defibaugh.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at press time.
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Betty was the wife of my first cousin, Keith. Keith is the son of Wilbur Shinaberry

Bette Ann Shinaberry

Bette Ann Shinaberry, age 55, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Charleston General Hospital, Charleston Area Medical Center.
Born at Coal River February 20, 1948, she was the daughter of Edna Mae Thompson Crouch, of Greenwood, and the late Carnie Vestice Crouch.
She was a Methodist.
Surviving her are her mother; her husband, Keith Wayne Shinaberry; two daughters, Tabeatha (Tabby) Jean McCoy, of Droop Mountain, and Annette (Cissie) Wanda Irvine, of Sinking Creek, Crawley; four sisters, Wanda Raimer, of Warren, Texas, Violet Fierra, of West Haven, Connecticut, Brenda Jarrell, of Greenwood, and Vickie Vecé, of Vienna; five brother, Donald Crouch, Brandford, Connecticut, Danny Crouch, Orlando, Florida, Larry Crouch, Greenwood, David Crouch, Greenwood, Darrell Crouch, West Haven, Connecticut; and three grandchildren.
A brother, Richard Crouch, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Monday night at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Sam Felton. On Tuesday afternoon, graveside services were held in Pine View Cemetery at Orgas by Pastor Rodney Allen.

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Kenneth O. Adkinson

Kenneth O. Adkinson, age 78, of Buckeye, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Beckley VA Hospital.
The son of Charles and Gertrude Adkinson, he was born at Marlinton December 25, 1924.
He was a truck driver and served in the Army in World War II.
His wife, Vada Rose Adkinson, is deceased. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Frances Ball, three brothers, William Adkinson, Charles Lightner, and Robert Adkinson, and two grandchildren.
Mr. Adkinson is survived by children and stepchildren, Janet Adkinson, of Virginia, Carol Rudd, of Marlinton, and Shirley Armstrong, of Buckeye, Marvin Doss and Danny Doss, of Marlinton, and Gary Doss, of Ohio; a sister, Anna Lee Alexander, of Painesville, Ohio; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Jack Burks, with burial in the Emmanuel Cemetery.

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Mr. McElwee was my (George's) high school biology teacher.

Charles Edward McElwee

Charles Edward McElwee, age 80, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
The son of the late June Hopkins and Lucille Pritchard McElwee, he was born at Dunmore May 7, 1923.
He was a graduate of West Virginia University with a master's degree and attended the University of Wyoming for advanced work in science. In World War II he served as a medic in Europe with the 44th Division. From 1948 to 1970 he taught science at Marlinton High School, then from 1970 to 1973 he taught at the new Pocahontas County High School. From 1973 to his retirement in July, 1978, he was Director of Federal Programs at the Board of Education office. He was a member of the Marlinton United Methodist Church and he was a member of the Marlinton Masonic Lodge and past member of Marlinton Rotary Club.
His first wife, Lois Brill McElwee, died in 1976. He later remarried to Isabel Martinez Little, who survives.
A brother, Francis H. McElwee, is deceased.
In addition to his wife, Isabel, he is survived by a daughter, Lura June Fauber, of Lewisburg; a son, Charles Donovan McElwee, of Crozet, Virginia; a brother, Alfred F. McElwee, of Athens, Georgia; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Monday afternoon at the Marlinton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Betty Shields, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Kemp C. Gibson

Memorial services for Kemp C. Gibson were held on Saturday, July 5, 2003, at the Gibson Cemetery. His ashes were laid to rest and a headstone placed for him and his wife, Bernice Gibson, where his leg had been buried when he was 15 years old and there was a timber accident in the woods cutting logs with his dad and uncle.
The service was held by Allen Gibson, of Cary, North Carolina, his nephew, and family members had great memories and gave praise and thanks for his life that he shared with all he left behind.
Surviving him are his wife, Bernice Gibson, and two daughters, Maureen Gibson, of San Francisco, California (this was her first trip to West Virginia), Kathleen Willard, of Connecticut; sisters, Jenny Dinkins, Louise Gibson, Carolyn Shafer, all of Marlinton, Dotty Gay ,of Ohio; brother, Granville "Ken" Gibson, of Marlinton; grandsons and granddaughters. Other relatives attended.

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Deloris was the daughter of Gale Irvine my (George's) first cousin. Gale was the son of Florence Shinaberry Irvine

Deloris Irvine Lewis

Deloris Irvine Lewis, age 53, of Straits, North Carolina, died Thursday, September 4, 2003, at Carteret General Hospital in North Carolina of a heart attack.
Her father, Andrew Gale Irvine, and a brother, Kyle Irvine, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Lewis, of Straits; two sons, Vince Baker, of Havelock, North Carolina, and Ryan Lawrence, of Straits; her mother, Elva Irvine; sister, Donna Wade; two brothers, Kenneth Irvine and Robert Irvine, all of Harkers Island, North Carolina; and two granddaughters.
She is the niece of Elsie L. Long, of Mill Point, and Kyle "Chick:" Irvine, of Marlinton, and visited here in her father's home county many times.
Services were held Sunday, September 7, at Munden Funeral Home Chapel with Joel Hancock, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Leann Calhoun. Burial was at Vergie Mae Cemetery, Harkers Island, North Carolina.

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Ralph Edward Gibson

Ralph Edward Gibson, 69, of the Liberty House Nursing Home formerly of Hot Springs, died October 5, 2003, at Liberty House Nursing Home Clifton Forge, Virginia.
He was born May 12, 1934, in Pocahontas County, the son of the late Harlan and Pearl Louise Shafer Gibson
He was a retired houseman from The Homestead and was a veteran of the US Air Force, having served in Japan and Greenland. Mr. Gibson was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved Bluegrass and Gospel music.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Gibson, of Hot Springs, Virginia; children Mary Altizer, of Hot Springs, Teresa Gibson, of Millboro, Virginia and Edward Gibson, of Marlinton; brother Jimmie Gibson, of Marlinton; sisters Mildred Sage, of Cleveland, Ohio; two grandsons
He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn A. Gibson who died April 2, 1999.
Services were held Wednesday at McLaughlin Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Lee Altizer. He was buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Virginia

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Thomas H. Shinaberry

Thomas H. Shinaberry, age 68, of Watersedge, Maryland, died September 14, 2003, at Franklin Square Hospital of respiratory failure and a pulmonary embolism.
He was born in Cass January 19, 1935, the son of the late Edgar A. and Mary Burns Shinaberry.
He went to school in Cass and graduated from Elkins in 1953.
Mr. Shinaberry was a retired General Motors employee who worked at the Broening Highway plant for 44 years. He was a member of the United Auto Workers for 51 years.
In 1968 he was awarded a high-game pin for bowling a 268 at the Sun Invitational Tournament. Active in the Watersedge Recreational Council, he coached Little League baseball and formerly served as council president. He often led the Opening Day parade dressed as the Jolly Green Giant.
He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Elva Wheeler Shinaberry; children Danny, Terry and Larry Shinaberry and Rene Baer; four brothers, Ted Shinaberry, of Richmond, Virginia, Lewis Shinaberry, of Warren, Ohio, Gale, of Niles, Ohio, and Ronnie, of West Virginia; one sister, Becky Evans, of Sandy, Utah, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is he nephew of Kathryn Wooddell, of Slaty Fork.
Services were held September 18 at Connelly Funeral Home. Interment followed at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens

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Jack Nelson Biggs

Jack Nelson Biggs, age 71, formerly of Marlinton, who made his home with Steve and Jane Jones and girls, in Lewisburg, died at home Thursday, October 30, 2003.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Methodist Church..
Born in Marlinton, he was the son of the late James R. and Effie Annabell Meadows Biggs.
Surviving him are two daughters, Jane Marie Biggs, of Neola, and Judy Christine Hammons, of Ronceverte; two sons, John Wayne Biggs, of Ronceverte, and Justin Nelson Biggs, of White Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Dottie Cutlip, of Buckeye, Betty Chrislip, of Edgewater, Florida, and Kathleeen Vandevender, of Alderson; a brother, Emmett Ray Biggs, of Marlinton; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two daughters, Jackie Lee Biggs and Janet Grace Biggs, a sister, Juanita Carr. and six brothers, Harold Eugene Biggs, Dorsey Biggs, Ernest Carlile Biggs, William Biggs, James Biggs, and Richard Biggs.
Services were held Monday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Grady R. Underwood

Grady R. Underwood, 63, of Afton, Virginia, died Friday, December 19, 2003 at his residence.
He was born November 2, 1940, in Huntersville, a son of the late Denver and Dolly Madeline Bevel Underwood.
Mr. Underwood was retired from the DuPont Company at Waynesboro, Virginia. He completed over thirty years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and in general loved nature and the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Alice F. Underwood, of Afton; sons, Gary, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, Lowell, of Afton, and David, of Marlinton; daughters, Ami Allen, of Lyndhurst, Virginia, and Kelly Coffey, of Afton; one brother, Louie Underwood, of Winchester, Virginia; sisters, Dorothy Pyles, of Huntersville, Floretta Gordon, of Roanoke, Virginia, Della Fleury, of Ft. Washington, Maryland; Virginia Dendy, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Jo Ann McCoy, of Manassas, Virginia, Rosemary Hoeffer, of Purcellville, Virginia, and Karen Larson, of Huntersville; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton, with burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.

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My mother (Lillie Shinaberry's first cousin)

Katie Margaret Wilfong

Katie Margaret Wilfong, age 83, of Charleston, died Saturday, January 3, 2004, at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston.
Born in Marlinton October 29, 1920, she was the daughter of Ressa and Mary Bright Wilfong.
She was a retired waitress, and a Methodist by faith.
Surviving her are her daughter-in-law, Linda Kay Wilfong, and her sister, Valley Wilfong, of Marlinton; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Two sons, Henry Lee Wilfong and James Marvin Wilfong, and two brothers, Paul Wilfong and Milburn Wilfong, are deceased.
Funeral services were held Tuesday by Pastor Bryan Treadway, with burial in Wilfong Cemetery.

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When we were kids Mary lived in the old school house at Poage Lane

Mary C. McGraw

Mary C. McGraw of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday January 7, 2004, in St Luke's Quakertown Hospital. She was 62 years old and formerly of Pocahontas County.
She was the wife of Paul D. McGraw. They were married 41 years last August.
Born in Clover Lick, she was the daughter of the late James and Hallie Grimes Circosta.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Michael and Mark, both of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and Bruce, of Allentown, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Donald Circosta, of Hillsboro, and Brown McCarty, of Marietta, Georgia; and five sisters, Linda Irvine, of Perry, Ohio, Judy Wilfong, of Richlandtown, Pennsylvania, Charlotte Thomas, of Frankford, Sandy Circosta, of White Sulphur Springs, and Jane Beverage, of Marlinton. Also surviving is a grandson.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Charles and Grandville.
Services were held Saturday at C. R. Strunk Funeral Home in Quakerstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, High Point Professional

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Arnold Buren Cutlip

Arnold Buren Cutlip, age 66, of Marlinton, died Monday, January 19, 2004, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He was a timber cutter.
The son of Frederick and Ora Farley Cutlip, he was born in Gobles, Michigan, November 25, 1937.
Mr. Cutlip is survived by his companion of 30 years, Virginia Schoolcraft; three daughters, Angela D. Schoolcraft, Joyce A. Schoolcraft, both of Marlinton, and Sherry Burtchett, of Coloma, Michigan; a son, Arnold B. Schoolcraft, of Marlinton; two sisters, Lucie Ocie, of South Carolina, and Joyce Rudd, of Bangor, Michigan; three brothers, William Cutlip, Fred Cutlip, Jr., and Douglas Cutlip, and two half-brothers, Glen Tucker and Daniel Tucker, all of Bangor, Michigan; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 23, at 1 p.m., at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Bryan Treadway. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Van-Reenen Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening.

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Edith L. Meeks

Edith L. Thomas Meeks, age 91, died Sunday, February 29, 2004, at Pocahontas Center, where she was a resident.
She was born at Stony Bottom February 11, 1913, the daughter of George and Mary Galford Thomas.
A farmer and homemaker, she had lived all of her life in Stony Bottom.
She was married to Kemp A. Meeks, who preceded her in death. Also deceased are a daughter, Betty J. Cutlip, a sister, Elvia Jackson, two brothers, Hunter and Jess Thomas, and one grandchild, William Kesler.
Surviving her are a daughter, Alice M. Kesler, of Cass, three grandchildren whom she raised, Alice McCray, Mary Jane Brown, and Jerry Cutlip, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Van-Reenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in Meeks Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Center

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Margaret Noonan Sharp

Margaret Ellen Noonan Sharp, age 80, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at home.
Mrs. Sharp was a retired nurse's aide and a member of Stony Creek Presbyterian Church.
Born May 30, 1923, at Clover Lick, she was the daughter of the late Cleveland and Lottie McComb Noonan.
She was the widow of Oscar W. Sharp. Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Dora Ryder, Stella Tallman, and Erma Knight; and three brothers, Ralph Noonan, Lawrence Noonan, and George Noonan.
Surviving her are three daughters, Elaine N. Walker, of Buckeye, Christine R. Wilfong, also of Buckeye, and Eileen A. Burks, of Hillsboro; two sons, Duane H. Sharp, of Slaty Fork, and Martin D. Sharp, of Marlinton; two sisters, Maxine Smith, of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, and Joy Knight, of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Earl Noonan, of Willowby Hills, Ohio, and Burton Noonan, of Old Fort, North Carolina; sixteen grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Bryan Treadway, with burial in the Sharp Cemetery on Jericho Road.

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Gary D. Layman

Gary D. Layman, age 57, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
A native of Marlinton, he was born March 16, 1946, the son of the late Paul P. Layman, Sr., and Della Jackson Layman.
He was a construction worker and was a Sergeant E-5 in the Army in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Marlinton Church of the Naza-rene and of Modern Woodmen of America.
Mr. Layman is survived by his wife, Helen Wamsley Layman; two sons, Shawn McCarty and Johnny McCarty, both of Gainesville, Virginia; a sister, Paula Troutman, of Fort Ashby; and a brother, Paul P. Layman, Jr., of Powhatan, Virginia.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. William Kumpf.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.

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Douglas Dunbrack

George Douglas Dunbrack, age 62, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley. He had been hospitalized since Thursday after complications developed in his treatment for cancer.
Mr. Dunbrack was the present Mayor of the Town of Marlinton, being first elected to that position in 1981, and had served as Director of Pioneer Days for about thirty years. He was a member of Marlinton Rotary Club and Marlinton Moose. Active throughout the state, he was a member of the West Virginia Municipal League, West Virginia Fairs and Festivals, served on the Board of Region IV Development Council, was a Director of First Citizens Bank, and president of Dun-Han, Inc.
The son of the late Winters A. and Virginia Reynolds Dunbrack, he was born at Campbelltown February 3, 1942. He was married to the late Donna Jean Weiford Dunbrack.
Surviving him are a daughter, Addie Buckley Dunbrack Pennington, of Barboursville; three step-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Dunbrack, of Marlinton; and three sisters, Phyllis Jackson, of Charlottesville, Virginia, Anita Nelson, of Marlinton, and Brenda Sue Vickery, of Valdosta, Georgia.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Marlinton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Mann and the Rev. Betty Shields. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Robert was the son of Gale my (George's) first cousin. Gale was the son of Florence Shinaberry Irvine.

Robert Dale Irvine

Robert Dale Irvine, age 55, of Harkers Island, North Carolina, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Pitt Memorial Hospital, in Greenville, North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Gale Irvine, a native of Marlinton; brothers, Andrew Gale Irvine, Jr., and Kyle Walker Irvine; and a sister, Deloris Lewis.
Mr. Irvine is survived by his wife, Margaret "Margo" Irvine; his mother, Elva Guthrie Irvine; a sister, Donna Wade; and a brother, Kenneth Irvine, all of Harkers Island.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 10, at Vergie Mae Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Baccus officiating.
Robert was the nephews of Kyle "Chick" Irvine, of Marlinton, and Elsie Long, of Mill Point.

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Ronald Eugene Shinaberry

Ronald Eugene Shinaberry, age 58, of Arthurdale, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at his home in Arthurdale.
Mr. Shinaberry was born May 12, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Edgar A. and Alma Foe Shinaberry.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a former emergency medical technician.
Surviving him are his wife, Velma Jayne Shinaberry; two daughters, Candace Hart, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and Pippa Shinaberry, of Seattle, Washington; a son, Ronald E. Shinaberry, Jr.; two sisters, Margaret Caperon, of Baltimore, and Rebecca J. Evans, of Sandy, Utah; four step-brothers, Jack D. Seldomridge, of Sykesville, Maryland, Lewis Shinaberry, of Warren, Ohio, Ted Shinaberry, of Richmond, Virginia, and Gale Shinaberry, of Niles, Ohio; and one grandchild.
Graveside rites were held on Saturday morning at the Arbovale Cemetery by the Rev. David Rittenhouse.

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Harry Walter Jordan

Harry Walter Jordan, age 81, of Marlinton, died at his home on Wednesday, May 26, 2004.
Mr. Jordan was a retired Fire Tower Watchman for the United States Forestry Service. He attended the Nazarene Church.
Born October 12, 1922, at Woodrow, he was the son of the late Frank and Martha Galford Jordan.
In addition to his parents, those preceding him in death were two sisters, Ruby Zarotney and an infant; and four brothers, Ellis Jordan and three infants.
He is survived by his wife, Corenia McFadden Jordan; a daughter, Regina Jordan McPaters; a son, Earl H. Jordan; a brother, Jesse Jordan; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Saturday afternoon by the Rev. Bill Krumpf and Earl Michael. Burial was in the Cochran Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Marlinton Rescue Squad.

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Larry Andrew Broyles

     Larry Andrew Broyles, age 52, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Alleghany Regional Hospital at Low Moor, Virginia.
     A native of Marlinton, he was born February 11, 1952, the son of the late Andrew Wilson Broyles and Grace Biggs Broyles.
     Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters, Pauline Broyles Dilley and Lillie Broyles McClure, and two brothers, James Broyles and Bobby Broyles.
     He is survived by six sisters, Nancy Broyles, Brenda Broyles, and Barbara Broyles, all of Marlinton, Peggy Landis and Patsy Puffenbarger, both of Hillsboro, and Marie Hannah, of Oceana, and two brothers, Bernard Broyles, of Marlinton, and Russell Broyles, of Nettie.
     Funeral services were conducted at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton on Friday morning by the Rev. Greg Moore. Burial followed in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Mary Wotring Shafer

Mary Wotring Shafer, age 90, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
A native of Morgantown, she was born August 1, 1913, the daughter of the late Daniel Jefferson Wotring and Madge Cloay Mundell Wotring.
She attended college for two years and came to Pocahontas County as the bride of the late Walter Fredrick Shafer. Mr. Shafer, a son, Fred, a sister, Eleanor Wotring, and five brothers, Earnest, Daniel, James, William, and Donald Wotring, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Shafer was the owner and operator of The Pines Restaurant. She was a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Edray Farm Women, Marlinton Woman's Club, Business and Professional Women's Club, and Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Carter, of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Mary Lee Roy, of Marlinton; five sons, Philip Shafer, Tom Shafer, Bill Shafer, and Jack Shafer, all of Marlinton, and Joe Shafer, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; a sister, Barbara Ann Warsinsky, of Morgantown; 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church at 3:00 Thursday afternoon by the Rev. Greg Moore, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Ora Belle Sharp

Ora Belle Thompson Sharp, age 100, of Marlinton, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Ora was a homemaker and mother, a member of the Central Union United Methodist Church and the Pocahontas County Historical Society.
She was born at Buckeye on July 24, 1903, the daughter of the late David Jackson and Martha Elizabeth Rose Thompson.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Charles Jack Sharp, a son, Jack Arnold Sharp, four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Surviving her are five daughters, Catherine Elizabeth Baechtel, of Derwood, Maryland, Patricia Wenona Lamoureux, of Rural Retreat, Virginia, Brenda Carol Doss and Glenda Charlotte Slagle, both of Marlinton, Louise Kay Burke, of Millboro, Virginia; eight sons, Earl Milburn Sharp, of 0Roanoke, Virginia, Lew Warrick Sharp, of South Point, Ohio, Dempsey Thompson Sharp, of Nelsonville, Ohio, Charles Herbert Sharp, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Craig Arthur Sharp, of Chester, Virginia, Donald James Sharp, of Berkeley Springs, Tommy David Sharp, of Marlinton, Leslie Douglas Sharp, of Petersburg; fifty grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren, and 26 great-great-grandchildren, for a total of 177 direct descendants.
Revs. Betty Shields and Robert Shields will hold funeral services Friday at 1 p.m., at the Central Union United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Sharp Cemetery on Jerico Road.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home.

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Beatrice Hileman Grimes

Beatrice Hileman Grimes, age 66, a resident of Pocahontas Center, died Sunday, September 5, 2004, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Grimes was a retired cook.
Born April 10, 1938, at Emmett, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Ollie Jane Hileman.
She was the widow of the late Dennis (Bud) Grimes. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Lillie Short and Margarene Thomas, and two brothers, Lacie Hileman and Danie Hileman.
Survivors include four daughters, Rebecca Jo Simpson, of Low Moor, Virginia, Sharon Kay Kelly and Jennifer Lynn Moore, both of Marlinton, and Tammy Sue White, of Hico; two sons, Jeffery Steven Howe, of Clover Lick, and Dennis Michael Grimes, of Buckeye; two sisters, Rosetta Chapman and Virginia Roberts, both of Dunnellon, Florida; four brothers, Greenway Hileman, of Man, Arthur Hileman, of McArthur, Ohio, Bob Hileman, of Stockton Springs, Maine, and Fred Hileman, of North Ridgeville, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday at 11 a.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Shields. Burial was at Grimes Cemetery, Poage Lane.

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Albert Kelley

Albert Franklin Kelley, age 68, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, September 7, 2004, in the Salem Veterans Hospital, Salem, Virginia.
Mr. Kelley was a retired maintenance worker and an Army veteran.
He was born June 28, 1936, in Pocahontas County, the son of the late Howard and Sarah Jane Byrd Kelley.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Emma Jane Hodge, Mary Salisbury, Dorothy Loudermilk, Shirley Jones; and brothers, Clayborne Kelley, James Kelley, Richard Lawrence Kelley, Robert Lee Kelley, and Junior Paul Kelley.
Surviving him are a sister, Helen Snyder, of Fairmont, and brothers, George Kelley, of Tazewell, Tennessee, and Charles R. Kelley, of Lancaster, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Marlinton Church of God by the Rev. Fred Goldizen and the Rev. Rodger Wikelund. Burial was in the Dunmore Cemetery with military honors.

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John's brother Bruce played football 13 years for the San Francisco 49's and 1 year for the Atlanta Falcons

John David Bosley, Jr.

John David Bosley, Jr., age 64, of Durbin, died Sunday, September 12, 2004, at Durbin.
A native of Durbin, he was born February 12, 1940, the son of the late John and Agnes Leona Wilton Bosley.
Mr. Bosley had been Supervisor at Howes Leather Company and was a former Mayor of Durbin. He formerly served in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rawna Marie Bosley, his parents, a sister, Shirley Bennett, and a brother, Bruce Bosley.
Surviving him are a daughter, Megan Louise Bosley, of Durbin; six sons, Larry John Bosley, of Christiansburg, Virginia, Shawn David Bosley, of Freeland, Maryland, Evan James Bosley, Jon Michael Bosley, and Adam Lee Bosley, all of Durbin, and John David Nolen, of Elkton, Virginia; a brother, Jimmy Bosley, of Moorefield; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday at Durbin Church of the Brethren by John Riffe and Don Curry.

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Edward H. Campbell

Edward H. Campbell, age 68, of Austintown, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004, at the St. Mary's Alzheimers Care Center in Columbiana, Ohio.
He was born June 11, 1936, in Marlinton, the son of William Dowen and Flossie Maize Waugh Campbell.
He moved to the Youngstown area as a young man. He had worked at American Paper Products as a Senior Supervisor for over 42 years before retiring.
Campbell was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Meander Masonic Lodge #765, a 32nd Degree member of the Youngstown Scottish Rite, the New Middletown Farmers and Sportsman's Club, and former member of the Lowellville Rod and Gun Club‹a fisherman and hunter.
Surviving him are his wife, the former Margaret Humphries, whom he married January 1, 1960; a daughter, Deborah LaPointe, of Harker Heights, Texas; two sons, Kenneth A. Campbell and R. Michael Campbell, both of Youngstown, Ohio; two sisters, Millicent Withers and Ruth Campbell, both of Dale City, Virginia; three brothers, Tom and Lyle Campbell, both of Marlinton, and Clyde Campbell, of Clover Lick; and three grandsons.
His parents and two brothers, Harold and Roy Campbell, preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Wilfong Cemetery by Rev. Bob Mann with Masonic services. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at VanReenen Funeral Home.

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Nick Circosta

Nick Circosta, age 82, of Poage Lane, died Saturday, October 30, 2004, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
The son of the late Frank and Catherine Yeargo Circosta, he was born at Raywood April 25, 1922.
He was a coal miner and served in the United States Army in World War II. He was a Catholic.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Ruby Dilley Circosta; five sisters, Rosie Anastacio, Mella Martillo, Stella Cook, Theresa Circosta, and Virginia Circosta; three brothers, Frankie Circosta, Dominick Circosta, and Jim Circosta.
Mr. Circosta is survived by three daughters, Joyce Underwood, High Point, North Carolina, Joanne Duncan, Thomasville, North Carolina, and Linda Propst, Cass; two sons, Nick Circosta, II, of Thomasville, North Carolina, and Nick Circosta, III, of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Margaret Coyner Chambers

Margaret Coyner Chambers, 74, of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away November 26, 2004, at Community Hospital of New Port Richey.
She was born in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Mrs. Chambers was the Director of Volunteers at Community Hospital for 20 years. She was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, where she served as a Church Usher, and was a member of the Altar Guild. She was also a member of the River Ridge Civic Association.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel W. Chambers; son, Daniel W. Chambers, III, of Columbia, South Carolina; three daughters, Anne Morrison, of New Britain, Pennsylvania, Rebecca Medley, of Plantation, Florida, and Margaret Ligon Chambers, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania; one brother, Dr. John Ligon Coyner, of Wichita, Kansas; and nine grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey, 34652, with Fr. Richard Mansur officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephens' Building Fund.

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Rev. Sanford Boggs

Rev. Sanford Boggs, of Petersburg, Virginia, formerly of Marlinton, died Monday, January 3, 2005, at Walnut Hill Convalescent Center, Petersburg, Virginia.
He was born in Marlinton June 25, 1908, son of the late Mabel and William Boggs, Sr.
He was a devoted member of Wilson Chapel Methodist Church throughout most of his life, of which for 26 years he ministered that church and many others.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Glena, Ethel, Orabell and Rosie, and three brothers, Ralph, Carl and William Boggs, and his wife of 46 years, Luticia Hatchet Boggs.
He leaves one daughter, Inez C. Samuels, of Petersburg, Virginia; one son, Lee Boggs; of Piscataway, New Jersey; two step-daughters, Helen Dixon, of Richmond, Virginia, and Elizabeth Holden, of Phoenix, Arizona; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Evans and Clara Wilson, of Dowagiac, Michigan, and Josephine Boggs, of Maryland.
Homegoing services were held Saturday afternoon, January 8, at the Chapel of Tucker Funeral Home in Petersburg, Virginia, by the Rev. Antonio A. Tucker.
Visitation was at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton on Monday followed by graveside services and burial Monday afternoon in Brownsburg Cemetery.

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Harry Johnson Whiting

Harry Johnson Whiting, age 89, of Allegheny Lodge, Minnehaha Springs, died Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
The son of Harry Whiting and Leatha Ann Schoolcraft Thompson Whiting, he was born 2 Mile North Fork of Anthony Creek on March 8, 1915.
Mr. Whiting worked as a carpenter, timber jack, and bus driver, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was a sponsor of Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps, a member of NRA and NRA West Virginia.
His parents, a sister, Lucy McQuain, and a brother, Leo Leonard Edwards (died in World War II), are deceased.
He is survived by two daughters, Judy Swoope, of River View, Florida, and Frances Stewart, of Douglassville, Pennsylvania; four sons, Richard Whiting, of Buckhannon, Larry Whiting, of Raphine, Virginia, Harlan Whiting, of Marlinton, and Harry Whiting, Jr., of Richburg, South Carolina; four stepdaughters, Diane, Donna, Debbie, and Dorthey; three step-sons, David, Rick, and Allen; four sisters, Elizabeth Cadle, of Craigsville, Gladys Cadle, of Clearview, Florida, Fleta Benboe, of Vancouver, Washington, and Marie Tuttle, of Mannington; and a brother, Eldridge McComb, of Marlinton; 44 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Buddy Crocket and Harry Whiting, Jr., with burial in Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Pocahontas Honor Corps, or Trinity Baptist Church.

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James W. McGraw

James William McGraw, age 88, of Buckhannon, formerly of Marlinton, died Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital in Buckhannon.
A native of Marlinton, born February 16, 1916, he was the son of the late James J. and Nellie Butler McGraw.
He worked for 45 years as a clerk in C. J. Richardson Hardware Store in Marlinton and was a member of Marlinton United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Army in World War II.
His wife was the late Beatrice C. Barb McGraw. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Margaret McGraw Clarkson, three half-sisters, Anna Barlow, Ellen Wimer, and Bessie Cunningham, and a half-brother, John McGraw.
Surviving him are two sons, James "Gib" McGraw, of Buckhannon, and Paul "Doug" McGraw, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Saturday afternoon by the Rev. Betty Shields, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Teddie Lee Kelley

Teddie Lee (Ted) Kelley, age 64, of San Antonio, Texes, died suddenly November 30, 2004, of heart related problems at Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.
Ted moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to San Antonio in 1978. He was employed by Ohio Molding.
He was born February 29, 1940, to Eugene and Anna Clark Kelley at Wesley Chapel, near Green Bank.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Donna Taylor Smith, on December 5, 2002, an infant daughter, Theresa Lynn, and three brothers, Bernell Kelley, James Kelley, and Arlie Kelley.
Surviving him are a daughter, Mrs. Tammy Hudak, of Cleveland, Ohio; two grandchildren; four brothers, Loren Kelley, of Wesley Chapel, Walter Kelley, of Clover Lick, Robert Kelley, of Eastlake, Ohio, and Eddie (Newt) Kelley, of Kirtland, Ohio; and four sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Fertig, of Greenville, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Ruth Saunders, of Euclid, Ohio, Mrs. Martha Lou Smith, of Euclid, Ohio, and Mrs. Annette Elza, of Conroe, Texas.
Ted attended Baptist Church in San Antonio; he enjoyed woodworking and craft making.
He requested to be cremated and his ashes to be scattered in West Virginia.

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James Samuel Brill

James "Sam" Brill, of Marlinton, died at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 23, 2005, after a short illness.
He was born July 11, 1925, in Marlinton, son of the late Ira Donavan Brill and Mary Lura Moore Brill, the only son in a family with five girls.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Peggy Coleman Brill; four daughters, Jane Brill Hillock, of Detroit, Michigan, Amy Lynn Brill Cooper, of Chicago, Illinois, Julie Sue Brill Teixeira, of Boston, Massachusetts, Lee Ann Brill Byrd, of Washington, D. C.; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Frances Brill Eskridge, of Marlinton, and Milly Ann Brill, of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Samuel Brill, II; his parents; three sisters, Margaret Brill Reinert, Sue Brill Stettler, and Lois Brill McElwee.
Sam Brill was an active member of the Marlinton Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge, and spent many years working with the Pocahontas County Opera House Foundation. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, graduated from West Virginia University in 1950, and worked for 17 years as a music teacher and band director for Marlinton High School. He then pursued his doctorate degree at the University of Southern California and worked in a number of positions at West Virginia Institute of Technology, retiring in 1987 as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. He and his wife returned to live in Marlinton in 1987.
Throughout his life, Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and traveling, taking trips all over the country, Montana being a favorite spot.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Marlinton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Betty Shields, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Opera House Foundation, P.O. Box 282, Marlinton, WV 24954.

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Lula Fay Irvine

Lula Fay Irvine, age 76, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Virginia.
The daughter of the late Dock and Jettie Showalter Gibson, she was born on Elk Mountain July 5, 1928.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray M. Irvine; three sisters, Gilda Wilfong, Betty Tallman, and Martha Crossan, and five brothers, Teddy Gibson, Julian Gibson, Basil Gibson, Jessie Gibson, and Parker Gibson.
Surviving Mrs. Gibson are a daughter, Loretta Lynn Irvine, of Marlinton; three sons, Roger Dale Irvine and Jimmie David Irvine, both of Marlinton, and Earl Ray Irvine, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one sister, Genelda Shields, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother, Mike Gibson, of Elk Mountain, Marlinton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 - 9.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Van-Reenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse and Rev. Robert Mann with burial in the Wilfong Cemetery.

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Ray Harper Corbett

Ray Harper Corbett, age 68, of Arbovale and formerly of Highland County, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was born April 8, 1936, at Washington, D.C., a son of the late Charles Harper and Elsie McCealen Pritt Corbett.
He was a member of the Hamilton Chapel Advent Christian Church, and was a retired construction worker.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jimmy Corbett, Gerald Corbett, and Hugh A. Corbett.
Surviving are four sisters, Shirley C. Verges, of Monterey, Virginia, Patsy C. Herold, of Rockville, Maryland, Malen C. Eakin, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, and Diana C. Smick, of Richmond, Virginia; two brothers, Douglas A. Corbett, of Monterey, and Martin L. Corbett, Sr., of Mustoe, Virginia.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell by the Rev. Donald E. Rose.

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Veda M. Hamrick

     Veda M. Fertig Hamrick, age 87, of Hinckley, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Medina General Hospital.
     She was born September 27, 1917, in Fairview, the eldest daughter of the late N. R. and Nola Sharp Fertig.
     She was the wife of the late Elwood H. Hamrick, of Dry Branch, for 43 years. She was a retired secretary and homemaker, and a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Brunswick for many years where she was a Sunday School teacher, treasurer of the Ladies Circle, and Financial Secretary for the Church.
     She is survived by her children, Sandra Taylor and Virginia Stevenson, of Brunswick, Ohio, Doris Schoessow Hamrick, of Hinckley, Ohio; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brothers, Dale Fertig, of Philippi, and Dr. Stanford Fertig, of Laurel, Maryland.
     Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, brothers, Glade Fertig and Noyle Fertig, and sisters, Velma Sharp and Madge Palmer.
     Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Carlson Funeral Home in Brunswick. Burial followed in Lutheran Memorial Park, Hinckley.

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Ward Richard Barlow, II

Ward Richard Barlow, II, age 64, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at his home at Onoto.
Mr. Barlow was Fire Fighter/Emergency Medical Responder for the Town of Marlinton, a member of the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department and Marlinton Rescue Squad, a member of OES #97, Marlinton Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rites, Co-Chairman of Pioneer Days, former 4-H All Star, former Pocahontas Emergency Director, EMT Instructor and Firefighter Instructor. He was a member and Elder of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church.
Richard was an active person, answering a call to a fire, checking the river gauge during a flood threat, taking the sick to the hospital, making electrical connections or hanging quilts during Pioneer Days, or being Santa Claus in the Christmas Parade.
Born at Marlinton June 24, 1940, he was the son of the late Ward R. Barlow, I, and Mary Louise Foster Barlow.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Small Barlow; two sons, Ward Richard "Rick" Barlow, III, of Seattle, Washington, and Fred Herbert "Herby" Barlow, of Buckeye; a sister, Lois Ann Beverage, of Marlinton; a brother, Lawrence Robert "Bob" Barlow, of Marlinton; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Greg Moore. Burial will be in the Cochran Cemetery.
Visitation at the Marlinton Fire Department Wednesday 5:30-8:30.
Memorials may be made to the Marlinton Fire Department.

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Arch Gray Wooddell

Arch Gray Wooddell, age 80, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at Pocahontas Continuous Care Center.
The eleventh child of the late Edgar and Geneva Sharp Wooddell, he was born at Marlinton February 12, 1925.
He was educated at Green Hill School and Marlinton High School and received a degree in Physical Education from West Virginia University.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during World War II.
He was a teacher and coach in the Pocahontas County school system for thirty years. After his retirement from teaching he worked as a paint contractor in the county.
Arch was a charter member of the Marlinton Lions Club, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a dedicated member of the Marlinton United Methodist Church.
Surviving him are his wife, of 53 years, Gertrude Blackhurst Wooddell, of Marlinton;; two daughters, Teresa Wooddell Barb, of Marlinton, and Wendy Wooddell Sur, of Deep River, Ontario, Canada; one sister, Betty Matheny, of White Sulphur Springs, and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, seven sisters, Faith Diller, Alice Hamrick, Ada Vaughan, Margie Dumire, Oleta W. Barkley, Ethel Wooddell, and Cynthia Wooddell, and three brothers, Melvin Wooddell, Uriah Wooddell, and Porter Wooddell.
On Saturday funeral services were held in the Marlinton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Betty Shields, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Marlinton United Methodist Church.

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Bertha Luanna Madison

Bertha Luanna Madison, age 86, of Marlinton, died Monday, February 6, 2006, at Pocahontas Continuous Care Center.
She was born May 28, 1919, at Frankford, the daughter of the late Henry Tipton and Rosie Tipton Coleman.
She was united in marriage on September 9, 1935, in Marlinton, to Russell P. Madison, who preceded her in death.
Surviving her are three sons, Preston Madison, of Frankford, James (Toots) Madison, of Hatfield, Pennsylvania, Edmond Elwood Madison, of Atlas, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Brenda Cogar, of Buckhannon, Peggy Smailes, of Marlinton, with whom Bertha lived prior to the nursing home, and who took care of her for many years; two granddaughters, two grandsons, and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Orval Tipton, and two half-brothers, Basil Coleman, of Frankford, Winters Henry Tipton, of Toledo, Ohio, and one half-sister, Lucy Taylor, of Canton, Ohio.
Preceding her in death were a brother, Troy Tipton, and four half-brothers, Oswald, Hanley, Harold, and Letcher.
Bertha had been employed as a caretaker and domestic servant for many area residents prior to disability. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Frankford.
Visitation will be at VanReenen Funeral Home Wednesday evening, February 8.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 9. Burial will be at Enon Baptist Cemetery in Frankford.

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Bobby Lee Blake

Bobby Lee Blake, age 66, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Wednesday, August 10, 2005, in Gallipolis, Ohio,
Born at Cass, May 28, 1939, he was the son of the late Richard and Clo Stimeling Blake.
Mr. Blake worked in construction as a heavy machine operator. He was a member of AARP.
Lucille Stimeling, a half-sister, Claude Stimeling and Guy Stimeling, half-brothers, and brothers, Ed Blake and Richard Blake, are deceased.
He is survived by a brother, Billy Blake, of Green Bank. Nancy Hanna was his caretaker, along with his niece, Florence Hanna, and friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Lucy Youngblood. Burial was in the Ruckman Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Fund.

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Nina Ann Friel

Nina Ann Friel, age 78, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Sunday, November 6, 2005, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Friel was born April 20, 1927, the daughter of the late Kenny and Emma Barrett Brown.
She was a housewife and was a member of Central Union United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Raymond C. Friel, preceded her in death. Also deceased are three sisters, Bessie Simmons, Nora Pritt, and Lena Fuller, and two brothers, Grady Brown and Clifford Brown.
Surviving her are three daughters, Peggy Fitzgerald and Vickie Sharp, both of Green Bank, and Barbara Cutlip, of Marlinton; her twin sister, Nila Simmons, of Hillsboro; brother, Harold Brown, of Roseburg, Oregon; and six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon by Rev. Robert Mann at VanReenen Funeral Home with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Charles Larry Thomas

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Mr. McMann was my Vo-Ag (FFA) teacher from 1953 - 1955

Orr Lee McMann

Orr Lee McMann, age 86, of Marlinton, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. He had been hospitalized for a couple of weeks following a heart attack.
A native of Gap Mills, he was born December 23, 1919, the son of the late Edward and Kathern McCaleb McMann.
Mr. McMann was retired Vocational Agriculture teacher at Marlinton High School and Pocahontas County High School. He was a member of Marlinton United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Patterson McMann, two sons, Michael McMann, of Great Falls, Montana, and William L. McMann, of Marlinton, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Grey McMann, of Gap Mills.
His body was cremated with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Sterl Shinaberry

Sterl W. Shinaberry, Jr., 70 of Fairmont passed away with his loving family at his home on Saturday, March 4, 2006, from cancer, after a long and hard fifteen month illness.
Sterl was born at Brown's Mountain in Pocahontas County on October 2, 1935, a son of the late Sterl W. and Geraldine McLaughlin Shinaberry.
He was raised at Minnehaha Springs in Pocahontas County. Sterl was an automobile mechanic.
He was the owner and operator of an Exxon Station in Marlinton from 1963 to 1970. For 13 years he worked at Kirkpatrick Sunoco Service Station on East Park Avenue in Fairmont. He later owned the Ashland Service Station at the corner of Morgantown Avenue and East Park Avenue until his retirement in 1987.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Geneva Shinaberry and his daughter Sherrie Ann Shinaberry, of Fairmont.
He is also survived by a sister, Jean Harper Simmons, of Marlinton.
In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, his body will be cremated and his ashes taken back to his childhood home in Marlinton in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Church at Minnehaha Springs, WV, 24954.

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Thelma Gum Shinaberry

Thelma Gum Shinaberry, age 94, of Colonial Heights, Virginia, died Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at home.
A native of Cass, she was born March 15, 1911, the daughter of the late Ira and Lottie Cassell Gum.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Preceding her in death were husbands, Arthur Cochran and Elmer P. Shinaberry.
Also deceased are two sisters, Virginia Boyko and Dorothy Davis, and two brothers, Clarence W. Gum and James Hunter Gum. Her only survivors are nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton on Sunday, by the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in the Arbovale Cem-etery.

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Veva Kathleen Ware


Veva Kathleen Ware, age 88, of Elkins, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, after a short illness.
Born at Marlinton February 22, 1912, she was the daughter of Anderson and Etta Shinaberry Grimes.
Preceding her in death were a son, William A. Birchfield; three brothers, Forrest Grimes, Raymond Grimes, and Remus Grimes; and four sisters, Levia Cain, Zula Young, Della Shrader, and Thelma Kennedy.
Mrs. Ware is survived by a daughter, Golia Pennington, of Elkins; a son, Lyle K. Birchfield, of Willston, Florida; two sisters, Autasue Hefner, of White Sulphur Springs, and Stella Pyles, of Seebert; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in Mount
Zion Cemetery.

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S. Allen Stimeling

Sidney Allen Stimeling, age 58, of Claysville, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, September 12, 2006, in Donnell House, Washington, Pennsylvania, following a brief illness.
He was born February 6, 1948, in Marlinton, a son of the late Claude and Lutricia Sharp Stimeling.
Mr. Stimeling was a member of Grace Bible Chapel, West Middletown, Pennsylvania. He was employed by Wal-Mart, Washington, as a night maintenance supervisor.
On July 20, 1985, in Prosperity, he married Karen L. McAdoo, who survives.
Also surviving are three children from a previous marriage, Cindy Anderson, of Marianna, Pennsylvania, and Tony Allen Stimeling and Tim Stimeling, both of Claysville; his and Karen's son, Steven Levi Stimeling, at home; two sisters, Sandy Parsons, of Marlinton, and Sue Armstrong, of Buckeye; a half-sister, Linda Overstreet, of Roanoke, Virginia; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, September 15, at Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, Claysville, with the Rev. Charles Sprowls officiating. Interment was in Claysville Cemetery.

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Grant B. Ralston

Grant B. Ralston, age 51, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died unexpectedly Friday, August 18, 2006.
Grant retired from the United States Air Force on December 31, 2000, as a lieutenant colonel with more than 22 years of service, and most recently was employed as a senior military analyst with SY Coleman, supporting the Missile Defense Agency's Ground Based Midcourse Defense office. He also served on the joint Staff at the Pentagon's National Military Command Center and as a staff officer in the Operation Directorate, J3.
Grant was born to James and Betty Grimes Ralston at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on December 15, 1954. His grandparents were the late Garfield and Ella Moore Grimes, of Huntersville.
He was married to Doris "Dodie" Frander in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in March, 1978. She and their son, Robert, survive him, also his parents, and a sister, Mavis Pritchett, all of whom reside in Fayetteville, Colorado.
Grant was active in community, church, and school events, and was a Cub Scout den leader.
A prayer vigil was held August 23 and funeral service August 24 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Colorado Springs, with burial in the Fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi School, c/o Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80907-6739.

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 Lillian Grimes Dahmer

Lillian Grimes Dahmer, age 100, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, August 24, 2006, at the Brier Nursing Home in Ronceverte.
Mrs. Dahmer was born April 14, 1906, at Dunmore, the daughter of the late Garfield S. and Ella E. Moore Grimes.
She was of the Methodist faith and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Dayton Dahmer, a son, Franklin Dayton Dahmer, a grandson, Joseph C. Whitaker, and eight brothers and sisters.
Surviving her are four daughters, Arlene Whitaker, of Churchville, Maryland, Jean Carpenter, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, JoAnn Waugh, of Churchville, Maryland, and Linda Cabellero, of Cary, North Carolina; four sisters, Gaynell Sharp, of Charlottesville, Virginia, Betty Ralston, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Juanita Winans, and Viola Brown, of Wyattsville, Virginia; a brother, Herbert Grimes, of Dunmore; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg by the Rev. Richard Hutchison. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton

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Frank B. Mann, Jr.

Frank B. Mann, Jr., age 68, of Cass, died Saturday, August 26, 2006, at his home.
Born at Poage Lane February 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Frank B. Mann, Sr., and Thelma Galford Mann.
His parents, an infant child, and a brother, Charles Galford, preceded him in death.
He was a heavy equipment operator and farmer, a member of Farm Bureau, 4-H Leaders, and a former Stockyards Director. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving him are his wife, Gladys Doyle Mann; three daughters, Angela Dunbrack Wilfong, Lisa Mann Fitzgerald, and Mary Mann, all of Cass, a son, Richard Mann, of Cass, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann. Burial was in the John R. Poage Cemetery.

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Gladys Irvine Friel

Gladys Irvine Friel, age 78, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Monday, August 28, 2006, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston.
Born in Marlinton June 12, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Lula Miller Irvine.
Mrs. Friel worked as a wait-ress-cook; she was a member of Central Union United Methodist Church and of the Order of Eastern Star.
Her husband, Guy N. Friel, preceded her in death. Also deceased are three sisters, Margaret Beverage, Dorothy Dempsey, and Leona Dilley, and six brothers, Ralph, Merle, Angus, Verlin, Clarence, and Ray Irvine.
She is survived by five daughters, Betty Galford, Marlinton, Joyce McLaughlin, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Mary Lou Beard, Paula Galford, and Stacy Friel, all of Marlinton, and foster daughter, Rosie Ellison, of Beverly; two sons, Charles Friel and Ronald Friel, both of Marlinton, and adopted son, Ronnie Ellison, of Beverly; two sisters, Veda Johnson, of Marlinton, and Lisa Fishburn, of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother, Donald Irvine, of Joppa, Maryland; fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home on Thursday at 11 a.m., with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Mary Ann Beverage

Mary Ann Beverage, age 74, of HC 69, Marlinton, died Friday, August 18, 2006, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Born August 21, 1931, at Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late Wilson C. Biggs and Ruby Wardell Biggs.
She was a member of the Nazarene Church. She worked for 25 years at Marlinton Motor Inn.
Preceding her in death were her parents, a sister, Gladys Dilley, and three brothers, Freddy Biggs, Curtis Biggs, and an in-fant brother.
Mrs. Beverage is survived by her husband, Glen R. Beverage; three daughters, Barbara Jack, of Huttonsville, Sharon Greathouse, of Durbin, and Donna Young, of Marlinton; two sons, Larry Beverage, of Huttonsville, and Eddie Beverage, of Marlinton; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a sister, Linda Woolard, of Independence, Ohio; and two brothers, Tommy Biggs and Roger Biggs, both of Marlinton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor William Kumpf, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Wallace R. Burgess

Wallace Reed Burgess, age 66, of Marlinton, died at his home on August 20, 2006.
Born in Woodrow on February 4, 1940, he was the son of the late Kenny and Mattie Boblett Burgess.
He was a truck driver for Marlinton Electric Company, a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of the Nazarene Church and the Pocahontas County Country Club.
Survivors include his wife Brenda Walton Burgess; two daughters, Kimberly Burgess, of Marlinton, and Vickie Sharp, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; four sons, Wallace R. Burgess, Jr., of Homer, Arkansas, Tommy Reed Burgess, of Nettie, Stanley D. Friel, of Marlinton, and Edgar P. Friel, of Marlinton; three sisters, Nancy Hammons, of Marlinton, Carol Hannah, of Long Island, New York, and Elizabeth McPaters, of Marlinton; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Edgar Burgess.
Visitation will be at the VanReenen Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday followed by funeral service at 8 with the Rev. William Kumpf officiating.

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Lonnie J. Ratliff

Lonnie J. Ratliff, age 71, of Buckeye, died Friday, August 4, 2006, at home.
He was a retired C.O. maintenance technician with Frontier Telephone Company, Marlinton, a member of Pocahontas County Country Club and the Moose Lodge. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was of the Protestant faith.
Born November 7, 1934, at Marlinton, he was the son of the late Everett and Nellie Tidd Ratliff They and brothers, Richard Lovelace and Everette Ratliff, Jr., preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Charlotte L. Phillips Ratliff; son, Lonnie J. Ratliff, II, of Charlotte, North Carolina; two daughters, Gina D. Curry, of Richmond, Virginia, and Sheila I. Touchstone, of Fort Lee, Virginia; two sisters, Dreama Sutton, of Pahrump, Nevada, and Charlotte Sahley, of Charleston; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday evening at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial was in the Kee Cemetery with military rites.

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Guy F. VanReenen

Guy F. VanReenen, age 82, of Old Buckeye Road, Marlinton, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, in the hospital at Roanoke, Virginia.
Born at Marlinton June 2, 1924, he was the son of the late J. Gilbert and Elsie S. Hull VanReenen.
He was a retired restaurant owner in Marlinton, and a member of Edray United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the VFW.
Surviving him are two sons, Ronald G. VanReenen, of Wasilla, Alaska, and Stephen W. VanReenen, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; a sister, Betty J. Smith, of Marlinton; a brother, Donald G. VanReenen, of Elyria, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl F. VanReenen, son, Douglas G. VanReenen, and two brothers, J. Garth VanReenen and C. Glen VanReenen.
Graveside services were held Saturday morning at Beaver Creek Cemetery by Pastor Sam Felton.

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Louise O. Gibson

Louise O. Gibson, age 71, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at her home.
She had worked at a Ford factory in Lorain, Ohio, a Chrysler factory in Trenton, Michigan, the over-55 Senior Program with the U.S. Forest Service in Marlinton, and she was a supervisor for the Town of Marlinton Summer Youth Program. She was a member of Mary's Chapel Church and a member of AARP and Senior Citizens.
Born on April 2, 1935, she was one of thirteen children of the late Willie S. and Stella Meeks Gibson, owners of the Wagon Wheel Restaurant and Truck Stop on top of Elk Mountain.
In addition to her parents, four brothers, Crawford Gibson, Sterl Gibson, Kemp Gibson, Collett Gibson, and a sister, Gertrude Laboe, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are her daughter, Jeri Leah VanReenan, of Silver Springs, Maryland; a brother, Granvell K. "Ken" Gibson, of Marlinton; sisters, Goldie Sampson, of Upland, California, Mamie Napier, of Columbia, South Carolina, Penny Drewey, of Rockwood, Michigan, Genevieve "Jenny" Dinkins, Dottie L. Gay, and Carolyn F. Shafer, of Marlinton.
Graveside services were held Friday, July 21, at 11 a.m., at the Gibson Cemetery, Slatyfork.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Buckeye, WV 24924, or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Avenue, Belington, WV 26250.

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Betty L. Dunbrack Friel

Betty L. Dunbrack Friel, age 73, of Marlinton, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Born December 30, 1932, at Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late Burgess O. and Della I. Deshong Dunbrack.
She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, gardening, and embroidering.
Surviving her are two daughters, Judy Carol McLaughlin, of Crimora, Virginia, and Debra Ellen Burgess, of Marlinton; a brother, Curtis Dunbrack, of Hillsboro; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Ioda Friel, a son, Ernest Charles Friel, three sisters, Bertha Galford, Beatrice Waugh, and Helen Bengal, and five brothers, Harry Dunbrack, Summers Dunbrack, Clarence Dunbrack, Ralph Dunbrack, and Eugene Dunbrack.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Vincent Wine, with entombment in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum.

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Roy C. Ware

Roy C. Ware, 74, died Saturday, May 20, 2006.
A resident of Barberton for 60 years, he retired from Rockwell International. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, member of National Lodge 568 F&AM and was also a member of the Akron Baptist Temple.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cameron and Masil; and brother, Tommy.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mae; daughters, Carol Tepus and Judy Rabatin; son, Charles Ron Tomblin; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Kathleen Moses, Rosemary Lindsey, Nancy Blaner.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Ray M. Irvine

Ray Madrid Irvine, age 76, of Marlinton, died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at his home. Mr. Irvine was retired
from International Shoe Company where he was a leather hanger. He was a Navy Veteran and a member of
the  V.F.W.  He  was  born  at  Marlinton  February  22,  1924,  the  son  of the late Levi and Lula Miller Irvine.
Survivors  include  his wife,  Lula  F.  Gibson Irvine; a daughter, Loretta Irvine, of Huntington; three sons, Jim
Irvine  and  Roger Irvine, both of Marlinton, and Earl Irvine, of Aldan, Pennsylvania; four sisters, Leona Dilley
and  Gladys  Friel,  both  of  Marlinton,  Veda  Johnson,  of  Stony Bottom, and Lisa Fishburn, of Indianapolis,
Indiana;  a  brother,  Donald Irvine,  of  Joppa,  Maryland;  six  grandchildren  and  four  great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were two sisters, Dorothy Dempsey and Maggie Beverage,
and  five  brothers, Mearl Irvine, Angus Irvine, Ralph Irvine, Verlin Irvine, and Clarence (Buck) Irvine. Funeral
services  were  held  at VanReenen Funeral Home Tuesday by the Revs. David Rittenhouse and Robert Mann.
Burial was in the Wilfong Cemetery.

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Ruth F. Campbell

Ruth F. Campbell, age 72, of Gray, Tennessee, died Thursday, May 11, 2006, in Life Care Center in Gray.
A native of Marlinton, she was born July 27, 1933, the daughter of the late William Dowen Campbell and Flossie Maize Waugh Campbell.
Ms. Campbell had worked with the Mobile Work Crew for Association for Retarded Citizens. She was a member of the Boones Creek United Methodist Church in Gray.
Surviving are her sister, Millicent (Millie) M. Withers, of Gray; three brothers, Tommy G. Campbell, Lyle D. Campbell, and Clyde S. Campbell, all of Marlinton.
Three brothers, Herold D. Campbell, Roy L. Campbell, and Edward H. Campbell, are deceased.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton Saturday afternoon by the Rev. Robert L. Mann, with interment in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Calvin W. Price
1880-1957

Calvin Wells Price died from an unexpected heart attack on Friday, June 14, 1957. He was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, on November 22, 1880, the son of the Reverend William T. and Anna L. Price. He was united in marriage with Mabel E. Milligan on May 22, 1906.

Cal Price, as he was universally known, began working as an apprentice of The Pocahontas Times, a family paper, at fifteen years of age. He later became a partner in the business and finally sole owner and publisher. During his lifetime he received many honors, not the least of which were an honorary Doctorate from West Virginia University in 1942, and in 1955 the 10,000 acre State Forest
in Pocahontas County was named the “Calvin W. Price State Forest.” He was an active Church man and for many years has taught a Sunday School class of young boys. He was a Ruling Elder in the Marlinton Presbyterian Church for thirty-five years. Interested in politics he was active in both State and National political circles throughout his life.

A son, Calvin Thomas Price, predeceased him, on December 18, 1919, at the age of eight years. He is survived by his wife, Mabel Milligan Price, and his daughters, Mrs. John Branch Green, of Richmond, Virginia; Mrs. Isaac McNeel, of Charleston: Mrs. J.D. Hubard of Virginia Beach, and Mrs. Jane Price of Marlinton; and ten grandchildren.

He was one of seven children: William Randolph Price, who died at four years of age; Dr. James Ward Price; Andrew Gatewood Pinkerton Price; Dr. Susan Alexander Price; Dr. Norman Randolph Price, and Anna Virginia Hunter. Mrs. Hunter and Dr. Norman R. Price survive.

The foregoing vital statistics and some the high points and interests little indicate the man he was. Cal Price had three chief interests in his life - his God, his Family and his Pocahontas Times. He was a sincere Christian gentleman, who has loved the Lord and without exception treated his fellowman with kindness and respect. Mr. Price was a naturalist of the first order. His observations, experiences, the customs and traditions of his people - (the residents of the endless mountains) - were often the subject of his writings which were avidly read by his subscribers and regularly reprinted in the large daily newspapers and other weeklies. He was a most interesting speaker and as such was always in much demand. His advice was equally sought and freely given, not only to the Councils of the Mighty but to generations of little children. Without exception he never printed or published anything which would remotely inconvenience, embarrass or hurt any person. He was always genuinely interested in the affairs and happiness of every person with whom he came in contact and was never one to ask, “Who is my neighbor? Mr. Price was always ready to lend a hand to the faltering, to dry a tear of the unhappy, to cause a smile for the sorrowful and to utter a word of encouragement to everyone. He was honored and respected by all who heard or read him and loved by all who knew him. If he were vain about anything it was his children and his grandchildren, of whom any parent could be justly proud.

His life had many facets and every one reflected his faith in God and his constant observation of the Golden Rule. A quotation from the Bible, which he used as an accolade to some and which is most fitting for him, “Know ye not that a great man has this day fallen in Israel.”

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Rest in peace and God Bless. May you always be remembered.
Some of the persons listed below that are not in the obituaries.

If anyone has anything to add please let me know and I will be more than happy to add it.

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Shinaberry Family Relatives by birth and marriage. Some are related, through marriage to me (George) only.

Harper Shinaberry (Clarence & Lillie Shinaberry's son & my brother)
Thomas Shinaberry (Arnold & Mary Vandevender Shinaberry's son)
Verlin Irvin married to Elsie Shinaberry Irvin, My (George's )first cousin)
Elsie Shinaberry Napier (Bedford & Drucilla Shinaberry's daughter and married to Verlin Irvin until his death.)

Riger Irvine (Verlin's & Elsie's son)
Josephine "Tet" Corso Shinaberry (Jim & Goldie Corso's daughter and Arlie Shinaberry's wife)
Goldie Corso (Jim Corso's wife and Arlie Shinaberry's mother in law)
Julian Corso (Goldie & Jim's son) A very good childhood friend. Arlie Shinaberry's brother in law.
Jim Corso (Arlie Shinaberry's father in law)
William "Bill" Corso (Jim & Goldie's son) Arlie's Shinaberry's brother in law
Clarence Shinaberry (My father)
Bedford Shinaberry (My Uncle)
George Barnett (Thelma Barnett's father and my father in law) Thelma was my first wife. George was killed
                           in 1975 when a tractor turned over on him.
Delphia Sanson Barnett ( Thelma's mother & George's wife)
Harmon Sanson ( Delphi's Brother)
Leonard Barnett ( George & Delphia's son & my brother-in-law). Killed in coal mines in 1963.
Gerald Barnett ( George & Delphia's son & my brother-in-law).

Drucilla Shinaberry (Bedford's wife)
Dennis Grimes (Drucilla's brother) 
Mary Grimes (Dennis's wife)
John Shinaberry (George's Uncle)
Franklin Shinaberry ( John's son)
Wilbur Shinaberry (George's Uncle)
Wilbur "Sonny" Shinaberry Jr. ( Wilbur's son)

James Shinaberry (Wilbur's son) killed in an automobile accident in Hawaii.
Robert Shinaberry (Wilbur's son) Killed in Texas.

Charles Shinaberry (My great uncle)
Georgia Poage Shinaberry (Charles wife)
Earl Shinaberry (Charles & Georgia's son) Killed in an automobile accident in 1951.

Glenn Shinaberry  (Charles & Georgia's son)
Woodrow Shinaberry (Charles & Georgia's son)
Dell Shinaberry (Charles & Georgia's son)
Ruth Shinaberry (Dell's wife)
Ruth Shinaberry (George's aunt)

Hobart Friel (married to Eula Wheeler Friel).
Kenneth Friel (Hobart & Eula's son). Died from a gunshot wound.
Luster Friel (Hobart & Eula's son) killed in Viet Nam)
Carl Higgins ( Mattie Wheeler Higgins husband)
Wilbur Miller (Nora Wheeler Miller's husband)
Cale Nelson (Edith Wheeler Nelson's husband)
Adrian Sharp (Zoe Wheeler Sharp's husband)
Golda Goff Shinaberry ( George Shinaberry's wife)
Ernest Malcom Goff (Golda Goff's father and my father in law)
Frank Deputy (at one time was married to my Aunt Grace)
Grace Shinaberry Reed (Clarence Shinaberry's sister and my aunt)
W. H. "Buss" Reed ( Grace's husband) 
James L. Bright d. Dec. 14, 1924 ( George's Great-Grandfather)
Margerite Bright
(James L. Bright's wife and George's Great-Grandmother)
George Wheeler (George's Grand-Father)
Virgie Bright Wheeler (George Wheeler's wife and George Shinaberry's grand-mother)
Carlos Ladner (Linda, my wife's father)

Terry Ladner (Linda, my wife's, brother)
Susanna C. Shinaberry Malcom (Andrews Shinaberry's sister)
George W. malcom (Susanna's Husband)
Blaine H. Shinaberry Riley (Rosa Shinaberry Riley's daughter)
Lucy Shinaberry Lowe (Andrew's sister)

Peter Howard Lowe ( Lucy Shinaberry Lowe's husband.)

Ralph Grady Lowe (Lucy Shinaberry Lowe's son).
Virginia Ervine Lowe (Ralph Lowe's wife)


Henrich Bossart (ancestor to many Shinaberry's)
Jacob Shinaberry Sr. (ancestor to all Shinaberry's)

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Some of the people, not in the obituaries, that lived in Pocahontas County area that are deceased.

Agnus McCloud (June's wife)

Arden Sharp (Norman & Lolla's Son)

Arleen Higgins Fertig (Earl's wife)

Asa Barlow

Bo Coyner (owner of the store in Clover Lick)

Carl Shields

Cecil Gay

Dewey Hoover (Minnie's son)

Earl Fertig

Ed Dilley (Glenn's son)

Eldon Friel

Ellis Jordan

Frank Circosta Sr.

Frank Mann Sr.

George McCloud

Glade Fertig  (when I was a kid and Glade worked at Williams & Pifer Hardware Store in Marlinton. Glade sold ax,
                     hammer, can't hook handles & etc for my father (Clerence Shinaberry). I, and some freinds used to hang out
                     in the back of
the store at school lunch time. I always thought Glade was a great person. ) 
Glenn Dilley

Granville McCarty (Granville and I (George) enlisted in the Army together).

Hallie Grimes Circosta McCarty ( Jim's wife before he was killed) Lynn McCarty's wife

Clarence Wilfong

Lowell Underwood (Joyce Circosta Underwood's husband)

Jim Circosta

Jim Gay (Cecil & Stellas Son)

June McCloud

Lee Kessler

Lolla Sharp (Norman's wife)

Lowell Underwood (Joyce Circosta Underwood's husband)

Mary Dominici ( Philips wife)

Minnie Sharp (Tolbert's wife)

Norman McCloud

Norman Sharp

Dewey Hoover

Olive Hoover (Dewey's wife)

Philip Dominici

Mary Dominici (Phillip's Wife)

Ruby Dilly Circosta (Nick's wife)

Samuel Fertig (Earl & Arleen's son)

Stella Gay (Cecil's wife)

Tolbert Sharp

Colonel Tucker Reynolds ( was killed when his F4 Phantom plane crashed into the Desert) Margaret Johnson's husband

Virginia Friel (Eldon's wife)

Winfred Fertig (Earl & Arleen's son)

Zack Johnson


 

Other Persons I (George) Knew.

Robert Bonta was much older than me but a good friend. (He was 87 when he passed away in 1983) He was originally
                     from Kentucky and was a pistolara in Mexico during the days of Pancho Villa and an officer during
                     WW II. He had also been a professional boxer.    
Lee Gardner (Lee was from the gold country of California and a very good friend of mine.)
Harold Lenaberg (Harold and I (George) were in Clinton, Oklahoma his hometown) in 1987 shortly before his death).


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