Olive A. Cook
Olive Ardelia Cook, age 84, of Dayton, Virginia, died Wednesday, June 23, 1998, at her home. A daughter of the late Zennia Mae Harper, she was born in Pendleton County, on June 6, 1914. Mrs. Cook worked some 30 years at Wampler Foods and was an Avon presidential club representative for 31 years. She lived in Fort Seybert, until coming to the Dayton area in 1959. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. In 1931, she married William R. Cook, who preceded her in death in October of 1982. Surviving are three sons, William Rex Cook, of Dayton, John Cook, of Chester, and Garnett Varner, of Deltona, Florida; two daughters, Donna J. Nesselrodt and Mary R. Eye, both of Dayton; one foster-daughter, Anna Lee Pennington, of Edom, Virginia; one sister, Evelyn Shifflett, of Hinton; five brothers, Paul Pennington, Richard Pennington and Harper Pennington, all of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Norman Pennington, of Dayton; and Troy Pennington, of Hinton; ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, at 1 p.m. at Harrisonburg Lindsey Chapel, with Wendell L. Henkel and Rev. William Strickler. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
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Thaddeus I. Perry
Thaddeus I. Perry, 76, of Cherryfield, Maine, died on June 4, 1998, at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Milbridge, Maine, following along illness. He was born on September 3, 1921, at Sorrento, Maine, the son of Bloomfield and Abbie Buzzell Perry. Mr. Perry was a graduate of Cherryfield Academy. He worked for the State of Maine and as a heavy equipment operator in Vermont, New York, Massachuets, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Perry was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Army, a 61 year member of First Baptist Church at Cherryfield, Narraguagus Lodge No. 88 AF&AM, and International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 98. In 1947 he married Lura Schoppe Cook, who survives. Other survivors include one son, William Cook, and two grandchild- ren, all in Vermont. Mr. Perry lived in Pocahontas County for 15 years where ha assisted his wife in her tax business. He retired in 1983 due to ill health. Burial was at Cherryfield at Small's Cemetery. A service will be held later.
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Bobby Lee Myers, Sr.
Bobby Lee Myers, Sr., 58, of Elkview, died June 28, 1998, after an apparent heart attack as he was being evacuated from his home during heavy rain and a landslide behind his home. He was a brother of Kathy Shearer, of Marlinton.