Robert W. Atkinson
Robert Wix Atkinson, 80, of Medford, Oregon, died April 2, 1998, following a long illness with emphysema.
He was the son of Camuel L. and Mabel Walkup Atkinson. The family moved to Washington state in 1925.
Mr. Atkinson served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Following the war he went into the sawmill logging business, first in Washington and then in Oregon. He later worked as a lumber buyer for Japanese firms in the northwest.
Survivors include four daughters, Patricia Boltman, Salem, Oregon, Robin Perkins, Portland, Oregon, Joyce Campbell, Gresham, Oregon, and Roberta Wiscott, Cape May, New Jersey; eleven grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, James Earl Atkinson, and one sister, Anna Walkup Peterson.
His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean by the U. S. Coast Guard.
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Gerald H. Bond, Jr.
Gerald Hannaball Bond, Jr., age 20, of Green Bank, died June 20, 1998, at Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Mr. Bond was born September 28, 1977, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Marlinton, and was the son of Gerald H. and Katherine Turner Bond.
He was a member of the Durbin Church of the Brethren and a laborer in construction.
He is survived along with his parents by two sisters, Katrina Dorroh, of Virginia, Beach, Virginia, and Stacy Bond, of Green Bank; and one brother, Mathew Bond, of Green Bank.
Service was held Wednesday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at Durbin Church of the Brethren by Rev. Donnie Curry. Burial will be in Wade Cemetery at Mill Gap, Virginia.
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Gilda G. Browning
Gilda G. "Sis" Browning, age 71, of Campbelltown, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, at home.
She was a Presbyterian.
Born July 27, 1926, at Buckeye, she was the daughter of Marion C. "John" and Eula G. Rose Howard.
Her parents, a sister, Eileen Hanson, a brother, James "Buck" Howard, and a half-brother, Marion Howard, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are her husband, Joe M. Browning; five daughters, Linda Grubb, of Gilbert, Barbara Casteel, of Marlinton, Wanda Halterman, of Green Bank, Clara "Tink" Gum, of Buckeye, and Sherry Buttrey, of Elkton, Maryland; a son, Billy B. Howard, of Marlinton; five sisters, Juanita McNeill, of Marlinton, Jo Ann Sharp, of Mill Point, Betty Kane, of Bel Air Bluff, Florida, Luna Bryant, of Dundalk, Maryland, and Jennie Viers, of Buckeye; a brother, Judson "Bud" Howard, of Covington, Virginia; three half-sisters, Cindy Pritchard, Sandy Lloyd, and Eula Kitchen, all of New Kent, Virginia; sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p. m. Monday at Buckeye Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Randy Benson. Burial was in the Buckeye Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Greenbrier Valley Hospice.
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Ada E. Buzzard
Ada E. Buzzard, age 85, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, died Monday, June 22, 1998, at home.
Mrs. Buzzard was a Presbyterian.
She was born June 12, 1913, in Giles County, Virginia, the daughter of the Late Joseph and Macy Radford Hare.
She was the widow of William Cash Buzzard. A daughter, Ruby O. Brammer, also preceded her in death.
Surviving her are two sons, Richard Ray Buzzard, of Mountain Grove, and Robert Joseph Buzzard, Marlinton; two daughters, Helen Louise Wilburn and Betty Jane Ryder, both of Mountain Grove; a sister, Virginia Brown, of Georgia; fourteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p. m. Friday by the Rev. Steven Greer. Burial will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 9 at VanReenen Funeral Home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Hot Springs Rescue/Mountain Grove Fire Department.
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Ohley F. Casdorph
Ohley F. Casdorph, age 100, of Charleston, died June 17, 1998, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.
He was retired from Kanawha Valley Bank, a member of Kanawha Masonic Lodge #20, Scottish Rite Bodies, Beni Kedem Shrine, and a member of Primitive Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Sheets Casdorph, formerly of Hillsboro; sons, Terry Richards, of Chicago, Stuart Richards, of Renick; daughters, Sarah Jean Chilton, of Nashville, Tennessee, Edna Rothwell, of Charleston, Jane Perkins, of Frankford; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Service was held Friday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Monroe Hamon. Burial in Casdorph Cemetery, Charleston. Masonic graveside rites conducted by Kanawha Masonic Lodge #20.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Casdorph Cemetery Committee, c/o Edward E. Carpenter, 1904 Davis Circle, Charleston, WV 25312.
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Margaret M. Curry
Margaret M. (Wick) Curry, age 70, of Marlinton, died Monday, June 22, 1998, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Curry was a retired employee of Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida, and a member of the United Methodist Chuurch.
The daughter of the late Ted J. and Julia J. Grove McElwee, she was born November 8, 1927, at Marlinton.
Her husband, Ralph White Curry, preceded her in death. Also a sister, Edna Lee Byrd, is deceased.
Surviving her are five daughters, Diane M. Jenson, of Altamonta Spring, Florida, Sue E. McDaniel, Sharon L. Curry, and LuAnne Moore, all of Orlando, Florida, and Mary E. Dilley, of Marlinton; three sons, Ralph W. Curry, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia, Robert P. Curry, of Orlando, Florida, and Michael M. Curry, of McKenzie, Tennessee; a brother, Robert H. McElwee, of Rt. 1, Marlinton; a sister, Mary Jo Williams, of Greenfield, Tennessee; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p. m. Thursday by the Rev. Randy Benson at McElwee Cemetery, Minnehaha Springs.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Eugene Warren King
Eugene Warren King, age 60, of Hillsboro, died June 16, 1998, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. King was retired as a grader operator for the Department of Highways. He was a Protestant. An Army veteran of the Viet Nam era, he is a life member of the DAV, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Born at Renick May 19, 1938, he was the son of the late Lonny W. and Gertrude North King.
Surviving him are his wife, Ruth Elaine Starks King; a daughter, Miriam Elaine Ketchem, of Marlinton; a sister, Shirley Scott, of Beckley; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Friday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Revs. Paul Goehner and Craig Johnson. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital or Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department.
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Edward A. Lane
Edward A. Lane, age 47, of Bensen, North Carolina, died May 24, 1998, at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Smithfield, North Carolina, after injuries received in an auto accident.
Mr. Lane was born August 1, 1950, in Marlinton, the son of Edward N. and Opal Cochran Lane. He was a carpenter.
He was engaged to marry Jeanie Williamson.
Survivors include his fiancee, his mother, Opal Small, of Stephenson, Virginia; his stepfather, Ronald Small, of Stephenson; and a sister, Brenda Lane Edens, of Jacksonburg.
A graveside service was held on May 28 in Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Virginia, with the Rev. Dr. Ken Smith.
Memorials may be made to Rosedale Baptist Church, 2581 Northwestern Pike, Winchester, Virginia 22603.
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Dr. Harry R. Thomas
Dr. Harry Robert Thomas, 69, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died May 15, 1998, at home.
He was born on February 9, 1929, at Ronceverte, the son of Harry C. and Ona Gibson Thomas.
Dr. Thomas was a graduate of Marshall University and Kirksville, Missouri, College of Osteopathy. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1948 and retired from the Naval Reserve in 1953, the Coast Guard in 1961, and the Air Force Reserve as a Major in 1973.
He had practiced medicine in Albuquerque since 1968 and was a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner prior to his death. He was a Master Mason of the Grand Lodge in West Virginia, Hinton Lodge No. 62, and a member of the Ballut Abyad Temple of Albuquerque.
Survivors include his wife, Paula; three sons, Greg Thomas and Josh Thomas, both of Albuquerque, and Eric Thomas, of Chiago; one daughter, Tami Chapman, of Victoria, Texas; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Mary Buckland, Rebecca Allen, and Wilda Mann.
Graveside service was held on May 18 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with a memorial service on May 19 at the French Mortuary in Albuquerque.