H. Carl Ashworth
H. Carl Ashworth, age 88, of Durbin, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Alleghany Regional Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Ashworth was a member and Elder of the Liberty Presbyterian Church and was past president of the Senior Citizens of Pocahontas County. He was a member of the Lions Club, was with WVMR Radio for ten years, on the MTA Board of Directors, a member of the Cherry River Navy, and a retired supervisor with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.
Born March 16, 1910, at Huntington, he was the son of the late Bernard H. and Lesta Frances Duncan Ashworth.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Clay Ashworth; a daughter, Deloris Nicely; and a brother, Charles Ashworth.
Surviving him are his wife, Pearl Hevener Ashworth; a son, H. Carl Ashworth, Jr., of Huntington; two step-sons, Timothy Hevener, of Durbin, and Randall Hevener, of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, one great-grandson, and two step-great-grandsons. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. by the Rev. Donald Curry at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Burial was in the Gum Cemetery on Back Mountain.
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Rev. James H. Dew
The Rev. James H. Dew, age 90, of Hernshaw, died July 17, 1998, in Marmet Health Care Center after a long illness.
He was retired from DuPont, Belle Plant, with 42 years' service, and was a member of Hernshaw Methodist Church. He was an ordained Elder of the United Methodist Church and pastored various churches from 1950 until his retirement in 1988.
Surviving him are four sons, Darrell D. Dew, of Boyer, Donald Dew, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, James D. Dew, of Iron Station, North Carolina, and Michael R. Dew, of Springfield, Virginia; four sisters, Margaret Wills, of Nellis, Anna Belle Titlow, of Pinch, Wanda Gaye Postawaite, of Charleston, and Theo Mildred Knapp, of Hernshaw; a brother, William Dew, of Kanawha City; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a. m. Monday at Hernshaw Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Byrd and the Rev. Rexford Workman. Burial was in Marmet Cemetery.