Harry B. Lassiter, Sr.
Harry Boyd Lassiter, Sr., of Valdosta, Georgia, died June 3, 1998.
He was born in McKee, Kentucky, son of David J. and Retha K. Lassiter.
Mr. Lassiter lived in Slaty Fork from 1929 to 1940 and was a 1935 graduate of Marlinton High School.
Survivors include two sons, John Lassiter, of Landrum, South Carolina, and Stephen Lassiter, of Monore, Georgia; four daughters, Becky Kersey, of Marietta, Georgia, Nancy Walker, of Tallahassee, Florida, Elizabeth Sirman, of Tallahassee, and Mary Leedy, of Valdosta; one sister, Marjorie Werrett, of Maglia, California; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis Lassiter and James Lassiter, one son, Harry Lassiter, Jr., and one grandchild, Mary Beth Walker.
Memorial services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Valdosta.
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Boyd W. Dumire
Boyd W. Dumire, age 83, of Kopperston, Wyoming County, died June 13, 1998, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.
A native of Pocahontas County, he had lived in Wyoming County many years. He was a retired miner for Eastern Associated Coal Company, Kopperston No. 2 Mine, with 32 years' service. He was a member of UMW Local 7604 and a Navy veteran of World War II. He attended Kopperston Presbyterian Church.
Surviving him are his wife, Georgia Varner Dumire, also of Pocahontas County; a daughter, Rhoda Jarrell, of Powhatan, Virginia; brothers, Marvin Dumire, of Myrtle Point, Oregon, Vance Dumire, of Warren, Ohio, Bob Dumire, of Richmond, Virginia; a sister, Eddie Gibson, of Willoughby, Ohio; two grandchildren. <
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Lucille O. Moomau
Lucille O. Moomau, age 96, died Monday, June 8, 1998, at the Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she had been a resident since June of 1986.
She was born March 7, 1902, in Cass, and was the daughter of the late James W. and Annie Gum Oliver.
She graduated from Green Bank High School in the class of 1920 and then attended West Virginia University and Marshall College. She taught school in Cass, Durbin, and Dunmore, and then served Pocahontas County as Assessor.
On August 22, 1923, she married Frederick William Moomau, who preceded her in death on June 7, 1955.
Following her husband's death, she moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland, where she served as a librarian on a bookmobile. She attended George Washington University and took classes in children's literature, during which time she compiled an Anthology of Poetry for Children. Following her retirement she moved to Petersburg.
Mrs. Moomau was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church in Green Bank and then the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, where she was the church's oldest living member.
She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a charter member of the Huntersville Chapter, where she served as Worthy Matron. She was also a member of Petersburg Chapter, twice served as Worthy Matron and represented the Grand Jurisdiction of West Virginia as a Grand Representative to the District of Columbia.
Memorial services will be conducted 11 a. m. Saturday, June 13, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at 3 p. m. in the Arbovale Cemetery in Arbovale.
Memorial donations may be made to Sunnyside Retirement Community, 100 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801, or to a charity of choice.
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Hazel S. Wade
Hazel Sams Wade, age 83, of Beeson, formerly of Seebert, died June 3, 1998, at Cumberland Care Center in Bluefield.
She was a retired worker of Denmar State Hospital and a member of the Seebert United Methodist Church.
The daughter of the late Hiram and Cora Holesapple Sams, she was born at Beard August 17, 1914.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Kenny Wade; a brother, Earnest Sams; a sister, Lula Brannon; and a granddaughter, Shannon Hall.
Mrs. Wade is survived by a son, Stanley R. Hall, of Powhatan, Virginia, and a daughter, Wanda J. Smith, of Beeson.
Graveside services were held in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, at 11 a. m. Saturday by the Rev. Roy Gwinn and Rev. Harold Thomas Elmore.
Memorial gifts may be made to the United Methodist Church in Seebert.
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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 Resa 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.