Fiori Ricottilli, of Summersville, a brother, was inadvertently omitted from the obituary of Tony Ricottilli last week.
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David G. Bickerstaff
David George Bickerstaff, 53, of Gainesville, Florida, formerly of Clearwater, died September 24, 1998.
He was a native of Charleston, a graduate of Clearwater High School, and a first lieutenant in the Army. He received a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Florida and assisted in the construction of the Richwood Public Library. He was an accounting department employee of Snowshoe Ski Resort, was owner of Earthworks Land Development Company and owner/operator of a landscaping business in Ocala and Gainesville.
He is survived by a daughter, Emma Lee Bickerstaff, of Cobb, California; parents, Georges W. and Inez Bickerstaff, of Gainesville, and Richwood; sisters, Marti Gorgett, of Venice, Florida, Beverly O'Connor, of Key West, Florida. Service was held September 28, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Gainesville.
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Gladys E. Loudermilk
Gladys E. Loudermilk, age 87, of Randellstown, Maryland, formerly of Dunmore, died October 22, 1998, at home.
Gladys was born August 17, 1911, to the late Harry M. and Lola L. Scruggs Taylor.
She is survived by her husband, Guy W. Loudermilk, three children, John Edward Loudermilk, Guy Wilson Loudermilk, of Florida, and Mary Jo Clem, of Tennessee; a sister Kathleen Wilfong formerly of Bartow; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Fred, Sam and George M. Taylor, sister, Mildred M. McLaughlin, and son, Tommy.
Services were held at Loring Byers Funeral Home with burial in the Lake View Memorial Park, in Maryland.
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Wayne S. Fitzgerald
Wayne Samuel Fitzgerald, 80, of N. Jefferson Street, Mount Vernon Ohio, died October 30, 1998, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was a former Danville resident.
He was born December 9, 1916, in Dunmore, to the late Denis Richard and Emma Idel Roads Fitzgerald.
He was a retired truck driver and retired from Holland Furnace in Norwalk, Ohio. He was a 50 year member of the Green Valley Southern Baptist Church in Mount Vernon and the Moose Lodge of Mount Vernon.
He is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Stewart of Danville, Linda Laser, of Norwalk, and Samantha Hess, of Danville; a son, Michel Walsh, of Norwalk; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Fitzgerald, of Maine, Newman Fitzgerald, of Maryland, and Junior Fitzgerald of New Jersey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Williams) Fitzgerald whom he married in 1944; she died in 1976. Also deceased is a brother, Cecil, and a sister, Lillian.
Services were held Wednesday, November 4, 1998, at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Rev. Fred Hill officiating. Burial was in the Workman Cemetery at Danville.
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Jackie Lee Weber
Jackie Lee Weber, age 58, of Davie, Florida, formerly of Greeenbrier County, died Monday, October 26, 1998, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Weber was the Director for the Procurement Division of Gold Coast Cruises and retired from the U. S. Navy.
Born in Wisconsin December 29, 1939, he was the son of the late Jesse Weber and Josephine Brown.
Surviving him are his wife, Charlene Jamison Weber; daughters, Elisa Jamey Weber, of Hillsboro, and Jacki Weber Villars, of Clintonville; a son, Jeff Weber, of Morgantown; step-sons, John Lanty McNeel, of Arkansas, and Charlie McNeel, of Oregon; a brother, Don Brown, of Tennessee; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Burial was held Sunday at James Chapel United Methodist Church in Clintonville.
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Kenneth N. Drain
Kenneth N. Drain, a longtime resident of Perry, Ohio, died September 27, 1998, at his home.
A World War II U. S. Navy veteran, he served aboard the U.S.S. Bunkerhill and was a member of V.F.W. Perry Post. He was an active member of Faith Baptist Church, serving as head usher, and was a member of the United Auto Workers.
Mr. Drain retired from Fisher Body, where he was an equipment operator.
Born in Shinnston, he lived in Ohio for the past 42 years.
Survivors include his wife, Fay V. Turner Drain, formerly of Cass; daughter, Diana Matheny, of Perry; sons, Hugh "Bucky" Drain, of Madison, Ohio, Kenneth Robert Drain, of Saybrook, Ohio, and Stoney W. Drain, of Perry; and fifteen grandchildren.
His parents, Hugh Grant and Nora Belle Minor Drain, and brothers, Jesse Wiley Drain and Melvin Wayne Drain, are deceased.
Services were held at Behm Family Funeral Home the following Wednesday by the Rev. Michael Fraser, of Faith Baptist Church, with burial in Perry Cemetery.
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Arden J. Buchanan
Arden J. Buchanan, age 68, of Huntersville, died Wednesday, October 28, 1998, by accidental drowning at Seneca State Forest.
Mr. Buchanan was a heavy equipment operator and a member of Cummings Creek Victory Chapel.
The son of the late Jess Acey and Orpah S. Ryder Buchanan, he was born April 30, 1930, at Mountain Grove, Virginia.
A brother, Osbourn Buchanan, and a grandchild also preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Katherine Marie Friel Buchanan; two daughters, Tana Lam, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Melissa Buchanan, of Huntersville; two sons, Jesse A. Buchanan, of Elton, Virginia, and Calvin A. Buchanan, of Shenandoah, Virginia; three sisters, Helen Buzzard, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, Esta Baker, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Ilene Burchette, of Lynchburg, Virginia; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Lee Alderman. Burial was in Mountain Grove Cemetery.
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Harold Edward Hammons
Harold Edward Hammons, age 54, of Thomastown Road, Marlinton, died Saturday, October 31, 1998, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was disabled, a former sawmill lumber stacker, and a member of the Church of God.
He was born October 27, 1944, at Huntersville, the son of the late Lee and Binnie Copenhaver Hammons.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Schoolcraft Hammons; three sons, David Price, Arlington, Texas, Trampas Hammons and Brian Hammons, both of Marlinton; three sisters, Goldie Burgess and Helen Friel, both of Buckeye, and Mazie Burgess, of Marlinton; two brothers, Theodore Hammons and Dewey Hammons, both of Marlinton; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Wallace Dorn, with burial in Kee Cemetery.
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Roy Lewis Cain, Sr.
Roy Lewis Cain, Sr., age 66, of Marlinton, died Sunday, November 1, 1998, at home.
Mr. Cain was a truck driver and was a Methodist.
He was born December 6, 1931, in the Brush Country, near Marlinton, the son of the late Harry and Maggie Mace Cain.
A daughter, Patricia Cain, two sons, Stephen and Roy Cain, Jr., and a brother, Harry Cain, Jr., are deceased.
Surviving him are his wife, Mandy Townsend Cain; three daughters, Dolores Gargano, of Warren, Ohio, Karen Gragg and Nancy Hanna, both of Marlinton; a step-daughter, Linda Townsend, of Baltimore, Maryland; a son, Ernie Cain, of Warren, Ohio; two sisters, Susie Friel and Nellie Moore, both of Marlinton; a brother, Leo Cain, of Buckeye; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 1 p. m. Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Gibson Cemetery.
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Albert H. Church
Albert H. Church, age 73, of Baltimore, Maryland, died October 25, 1998, after a long illness.
Originally from Cass, he attended Cass Elementary and Green Bank High School. He served four years in the U. S. Navy, mostly in the South Pacific. He married Elsie A. Simmons, of Stony Bottom, and they moved to Baltimore, where he worked and retired with 38 years at Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, as a crane operator. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, He had a trailer home in Stony Bottom. Mr. Church was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a member of V. F. W. Post 6694 in Dundalk, Maryland.
He was born December 30, 1924, the son of the late Sidney E. and Sindy Andes Church.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Hilton and Dewey, and two sisters, Artie Tumblin and Beulah Rose.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie A. Church; sons, Ronald, Donald, and Roger; daughters, Janet Hamilton and Sue Andrews; a sister, Isabel Duvall; thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Funeral service was held on October 28, with interment at Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Rosedale, Maryland.
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Jesse Lee Pennington
Jesse Lee Pennington, age 84, of Green Bank, died Sunday, November 1, 1998, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Pennington was a brakeman with Cass Scenic Railroad.
He was born November 22, 1913, at Glady, the son of the late Jasper and Christine Waybright Pennington.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Gail Varney Pennington, on March 6, 1985, and a son, Scott Pennington, on January 6, 1994.
Surviving him are four daughters, Donna Rogall, of Bethune, South Carolina, Terry Dockery, of Green Bank, Pam Hevener, of Dunmore, and Kathy Jo Robinson, of Morning View, Kentucky, and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Pauline Hughes Gribble
Pauline Hughes Gribble, age 93, of Durbin, died Tuesday, November 3, 1998, at her home in Durbin.
Mrs. Gribble was a retired school teacher and a homemaker.
A native of Monterey, Virginia, she was born February 7, 1905, the daughter of the late Reese and Clarice Rexrode Hughes.
Her husband, William Gribble, died in 1965. Others preceding her in death were two sisters, Sarah Copen and Corine Hughes, and four brothers, George, Forest, Willie, and Howard Hughes.
Surviving her is a sister, Margaret Morgan, of California.
Graveside services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Lydia M. Metts
Lydia Marie Metts, 68, of Dayton, Ohio, died October 30, 1998, at the Hospice of Dayton.
Formerly of Marlinton, she was the daughter of John and Edna Mapes.
She was retired for several years as a certified dietary manager for the State of Ohio.
Survivors include one sister, Fran Mapes, of California; one brother, Warren Mapes, of Washington; two daughters, Carol McMillion, of Hillsboro, and Belinda Brotherton, of Medway, Ohio; five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.
Her husband, Blake Metts, preceded her in death.
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Louise C. Coleman
Louise Curry Coleman, 71, who lived in Northern Virginia, died Tuesday, November 3, 1998.
She was the sister of Wilbur Curry, of Marlinton, and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Curry.