Mary E. Winebrenner
Mary Eileen Winebrenner, age 21, of Gauley Bridge, died October 4, 1998, in General Division, CAMC.
She was a student at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, a graduate of Gauley Bridge High School, attended Gauley Bridge Church of God and was a member of the Historical Society and the American Legion Junior Auxiliary.
She is survived by her parents, Allen M. and Mary Mahoney Winebrenner, of Gauley Bridge; paternal grandmother, Ruby Irvine Winebrenner, of Gauley Bridge, formerly of Pocahontas County.
Service was Thursday at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, by the Rev. Samuel Cale. Burial was in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.
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Paul T. Hively
Paul T. Hively, age 71, of Medaryville, Indiana, died October 5, 1998, at Remington, Indiana.
He was born October 20, 1926, in Dunmore, the son of the late John A. and Eva Rexrode Hively. He had resided in Medaryville area the past 40 years. He was married to Louella Hilda Croft, who preceded him in death, March 3, 1998.
The owner of Hively Welding Company, Inc., he was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of St. John United Church of Christ and a past president of the Medaryville Lions Club.
He is survived by three sons, Michael Hively, of Remington, Indiana, Rex Hively, of Medaryville, Indiana, and Douglas Hively, of Morton Grove, Illinois; five sisters, Juanita Davis, of Denver, Colorado, Alice Underwood, of Warrenton, Virginia, Ann Dodson, of Anderson, South Carolina, Sylvia Johnson, of FrederickPaul T. Hively sburg, Virginia, and Truda Underwood, of Huntersville; one brother, Don Hively, of Dunmore; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death, along with his wife and parents, by two brothers, Burley and Hunter, and an infant sister, Eula Mae.
A Lions Memorial service was held Wednesday, at the Querry-Ulbright Funeral Home, Medaryville. Funeral services were held Thursday, at St. John United Church of Christ by Rev. Sharon Maddox. Burial with military graveside service was held at St. John Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Jasper County Hospice or Medaryville Lions Cancer Fund.
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Sue Brill Stettler
Sue Brill Stettler, 80, of Dallas, Pennsylvania, died October 5, 1998, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born on December 31, 1917, in Marlinton, the daughter of the late Ira D. and Lura Moore Brill.
For the greater part of a decade, she and three sisters sang as the Brill Sisters Quartet, including their own weekly radio program in Philadelphia.
She received a BS degree in home economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1941. After graduation she worked at the library in the university's School of Education and then as social director for the Philadephia General Hospital School of Nursing.
Following her marriage to the Rev. Dr. Wallace Stettler in 1945, she served with him in his pastorates in United Methodist churches in Pennsylvania, including Lima, Germantown, and Springfield. In 1967 they moved to Kingston, Pennsylvania, when Dr. Stettler became president of Wyoming Seminary.
Mrs. Stettler took an active role in the life of the seminary and traveled widely on its behalf. Active in community affairs, she was involved in Planned Parent- hood, Meals on Wheels, Dial- A-Driver, Salvation Army, and West Side Blood Council and was a member of the Wyoming Valley's historic Thursday Club. She was a member of the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Stephen F. Stettler, Weston, Vermont, Samuel L. Stettler, Neshanic, New Jersey, and David B. Stettler, Dobbs Ferry, New York; two sisters, Mildred Brill, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and Frances Eskridge, Marlinton; one brother, Samuel Brill, Marlinton; and two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Reinert and Lois McElwee.
A memorial service was held on October 8 at the Church of Christ Uniting.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wallace F. and Sue B. Stettler Scholarship Endowment Fund, Wyoming Seminary, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
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Lula B. Powell
Lula Belle Powell, 89, of Thompson, Ohio, died September 7, 1998.
She was born on June 9, 1909, in Folsom, to William W. and Cora Swiger Hayhurst.
Mrs. Powell was associated with the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Gary Powell, Concord Township, Ohio, Roger Powell, Montville, Ohio, William Powell, West Virginia, and Jack Powell, Alabama; two daughters, Barbara Jones, West Virginia, and Patricia Swiger, Thompson; 34 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and one great- great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; one daughter; two sons, Francis and Terry; one sister, Effie; three brothers, Loman, Harold, and Francis; and one granddaughter.
Service and burial were at Thompson.
Mrs. Powell lived in Hillsboro for a number of years before moving to Ohio.
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Nancy McNeel Edwards
Nancy McNeel Edwards, age 75, of Lillian, Alabama, died October 9, 1998, in Butler (Pennsylvania) Veterans Administration Medical Center.
She was born February 9, 1923, at Hillsboro, the daughter of J. Moffett McNeel, Sr., and Rachel Edgar McNeel.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Earl Edwards; her parents; a sister, Mary Lydia McNeel Hilleary; and a brother, Samuel E. McNeel.
Survivors include a brother, J. Moffett McNeel, Jr., of Hillsboro, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Lillian (Alabama) United Methodist Church. She had served in the WAVES, U. S. Navy, in World War II.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a. m. Saturday, October 17, at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Greaves officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Oak Grove Presbyterian Church or Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.
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Rev. Bernard Skeens
The Rev. Bernard Skeens, age 82, of San Antonio, Texas, died October 6, 1998, in Southwest General Hospital, after a long illness.
He was a retired Methodist minister, having served Hacker Valley, Flatwoods, Marlinton, Upper Tract, Spencer, Glenville, and Welch, plus McDowell and Rockbridge Baths in Virginia. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 93 in Ceredo.
Surviving him are his wife, Ocie Skeens, of Seville, Ohio; sons, Dr. Paul Skeens, of Huntington, Mike Skeens, of Stanardsville, Virginia, Richard Skeens, of San Antonio; daughters, Barbara Joann Siron, of McDowell, Mary Skeens, of San Antonio; brother, Golden Skeens, of Webster Springs; sisters, Goldie Movvitt and Lillie Tracy, both of Webster Springs; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at Dodd and Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs by the Rev. Harley Bender. Burial was in Harrison Cochran Cemetery at Webster Springs.
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Baby Glory Shea Ryder
Glory Shea Ryder, age three months, died Saturday, October 10, 1998, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia.
She was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, July 7, 1998, the daughter of James G. and Sonia Tyler Ryder, of Marlinton.
In addition to her parents, survivors include her paternal grandparents, Perry and Joyce Markley Ryder, of Marlinton; maternal grandparents, James and Barbara Tyler, of Raleigh, North Carolina; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Alderman, of Marlinton; and maternal great-grandfather, Jimmy Lovick, of Raleigh, and great-great-grandmother, Eunice Greene
Graveside services were held at noon Tuesday in Wade Cemetery, Minnehaha Springs.
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Alice L. Beverage
Alice L. Beverage, age 93, of Marlinton, died Monday, October 12, 1998, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea.
Mrs. Beverage was a member of Mt. Kinnison Church of God and Senior Citizens of Marlinton.
Born in Monterey, Virginia, January 27, 1905, she was the daughter of Andrew and Caroline Simmons Beverage.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Beverage; a daughter, Juanita Carr, and a son, French Beverage; two sisters, Fannie Beverage and Florence Mills; and seven brothers, Pinkney Beverage, Charles Beverage, Jess Beverage, Kent Beverage, Martin Beverage, Dennis Beverage, and Willie Beverage.
Survivors include eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by Charles Triplett and Jack Burks, with burial in Cochran Cemetery.
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Billy N. Cook
Billy Noel Cook, age 60, of Summersville, died Monday, October 12, 1998, at his home following an extended illness.
He was the son of the late Vernon H. and Mary V. Messer Cook and was born at Seebert December 24, 1937.
Mr. Cook was the bookkeeper for Anglers Roost in Summersville, a former Summersville Little League coach and past Board of Directors member.
Surviving him are his wife, Frances Small Cook; a son, Christopher Michael Cook, of Mt. Nebo; two brothers, Thomas G. Cook and Vernon A. Cook, both of Summersville; and a sister, Joann Hamden, of Galax, Virginia.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a. m. in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville by Rev. Nelson Harris and Rev. Bud Truman. Graveside service will follow at 2 p. m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.
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David Randall Wenger
David Randall Wenger died suddenly July 13, 1998, at his home in Baltimore, Maryland.
He was born on July 22, 1942 in Arbovale, the son of the late Earl and Ethel Wenger.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Wenger, of Baltimore, Maryland, two sons, David Randall, Jr., and Donald Wenger both of Maryland; one daughter, Sherri Byrum, of Maryland; two sisters, Joanne Zacharke, of Baltimore, and Rhonda Hamed, of Roanoke, Virginia; two brothers, Earl Wayne Wenger, of Arbovale, and Donald Wenger, of Baltimore; five grandchildren.
Services were held July 16 at the Church of God with burial in Dulany Valley Memorial Gardens in Maryland.
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Hazel Pearl Tracy
Hazel Pearl Tracy, age 95, a resident of Elkins and more recently a patient at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, died October 7, 1998, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health since April of this year.
She was born July 17, 1903, at Bartow, a daughter of the late Samuel and Maude Barkley Spencer. On September 8, 1923, at Arbovale, she was married to Billy Crosby Tracy, who preceded her in death on April 21, 1981.
Surviving are three brothers, Brady Spencer, Richmond, Virginia, Virgil Spencer, Meadville, Pennsylvania, and Paul Spencer, Dayton, Ohio; four sisters, Margie Simmons and Lena Wagner, both of Painesville, Ohio, Marie Wooddell, Meadville, Pennsylvania, and Nellie Malcolm, Lakeland, Florida.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Fred Spencer, who was killed during World War II.
Mrs. Tracy graduated from Green Bank High School, and was the postmaster at Frank for twenty two years. She was a member of the Delphia Rebekah Lodge #62, and attended the Brethren Church in Pocahontas and Randolph Counties.
At the request of the deceased, her remains were cremated. A graveside service was held at the Arbovale Cemetery on October 12, with the Rev. Walter H. Blough, and the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating and interment of the remains followed.
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Ann H. Skaggs
Ann H. Skaggs, age 93, of Lewisburg, died October 7, 1998, at the Shenandoah Manor after a long illness.
Ms. Skaggs was born July 20, 1905, in Lewisburg to the late Howard C. and Mary Bell Handly Skaggs.
She was of the Presbyterian faith, a retired nurse, and a lifelong resident of Lewisburg. She was the aunt of Howard Hevener, of Arbovale.
There will be no services. Donations of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice.