Helen Young Jeffries
Helen Young Jeffries, of Huntington, a native of Buckeye, died Saturday, November 28, 1998.
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Rita F. Furby
Rita Frances Shreve Furby, age 90, died hursday, December 3, 1998, in St. Joseph's Hosptial in Baltimore, Maryland, after suffering a stroke.
A former resident of Randolph County, she had been making her home with her daughter in Baltimore.
Mrs. Furby had operated the Mingo Cabins Restauarant, was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church at Valley Head, and for the past ten years was a member of Carney Assembly of God Church at Baltimore.
Born November 4, 1908, at Mingo, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Lucy Snyder Shreve.
She was thrice married, to Harry E. Cunningham, Bensil Jones, and William A. Furby, all deceased.
Also deceased are a brother and six sisters.
Surviving her are two daughters, Marie Rucker, of Baltimore, and Phyllis Rohes, of Davenport, Iowa; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren.
Services were held on Tuesday at the Calvary Assembly of God Church at Valley Head by the Rev. Bud Elder. Burial was in the Mingo Cemetery.
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Donald Pierce Newman
Donald Pierce Newman, age 84, of Scott Depot, died November 30, 1998, in Morris Memorial Convalescent & Nursing Home at Milton, after a long illness.
He was a member of Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston, was a navy veteran of World War II, retiring as Lieutenant Commander, a retired electrical engineer from Appalachian Power with 40 years' service, and received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from West Virginia University. Mr. Newman was born on Knapps Creek July 29, 1914, the son of Claude and Mertie Waybright Newman.
Preceding him in death were three brothers, Emerson Newman, Clarence Newman, and Carwel "Joe" Newman, and four sisters, Annie Newman, Hazel Newman, Thelma Hannah, and Dorothy Young.
Surviving him are a son, S. Douglas Newman, of Scott Depot; a daughter, Martha Wise, of Apple Valley, California; four sisters, Edith Harper, of Huntersville, Alda Diament, of Bridgeton, New Jersey, Virginia Brandt, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Sally Baer, of New Creek; and two grandsons.
His ashes were buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton.
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Dewey E. Ferrell
Dewey E. Ferrell, age ?9, of Bigbend, Calhoun County, died December 3, 1998, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after a short illness.
He was a former employee of the Department of Highways, a timberman, and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving him are four daughters, Loretta A. Bell, of Mount Zion, Beretta L. Arthur, of Grantsville, Darlene S. Ferrell and Kathern M. Bunner, both of Munday; seven sons, Dewey Carl, of Creston, Calvin, L., of Hillsboro, Junior E. and Larry G., both of Sanaford, North Carolina, Gary P., of Fayette, Joey H. and Albert C., both of Munday, Alvin E., of Bigbend; step-mother, Zellie Ferrell, of Bigbend; brothers, Gary D. Ferrell, of Sanford, Hoy K. Ferrell, of North Ridgevill,e Ohio, Paul W. Snider, of Bigbend; twnety-eight grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, by the Rev. William D. Stutler. Burial was in Wolverton Cemetery, at Munday.
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Oakland Lambert, age 73, of Frank, died Friday, December 4, 1998, at home after a brief illness.
Mr. Lambert was a member of Durbin Calvary Gospel Church and was a lumbermand.
He was born June 27, 1925, at Cherry Grove, the son of the late Glendi and Nellie thompson Lambert.
Preceding him in death were a son, Dewayne J. Lambert and three grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Delsie Vandevander Lambert; five daughters, Lucille Mallow, Sandie Greathouse, and Pamela Ober, all of Bartow, Patricia DeHaaven, of Frank, and Wanda Greathouse, of Durbin; five sons, William O. lambert, of Boyer, Dale A. Lambert, of Bartow, roger L. lambert, of Dailey, Ronnie T. Lambert, of Durbin, and Danny D. Lamert, of Frank; a sister, Grethel Vandevander, of Elkins; two brothers, richard Lambert, of Pennsylvania, and Ashford lambert, of Akron, Ohio; twenty-four grandchildren and seventeen great-gradchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternon at Durbin Calvary Gospel Church by the Rev. Harold Swecker, with burial in Lambert Cemetery on Elk Mountain.
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Don S. Workman
Don S. Workman, age 75, of Auto, died December 6, 1998, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea.
He was born December 25, 1918, in Hillsboro, and was the son of the late Silas and Bessie Johnson Workman.
Mr. Workman was a US Army Veteran of World War II and a retired welder.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Zada Bare Workman, and his second wife, Theta Johnston Workman.
Survivors include his children, Carol Dodge, of Tampa, Florida, Phyllis Miller, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, Thomas Hanson, of Severn, Maryland, Walter Hanson, of Renick, Donna Forni, of Chestertown, Maryland, Sylvia Simpson, of Esmont, Virginia, and Lisa Roach, of Louisa, Virginia; brothers, Homer Workman, of Hillsboro, and Richard Workman, of Weirton; sisters, Mary Simmons, of Hillsboro, Audrey Shifflett, of Marlinton, Virginia Rose and Emogene Mergogey both of California; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Hillsboro by Reverend Roy Gwinn. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro.
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Dorothy M. Nicklin Brown
Dorothy M. Nicklin Brown, age 77, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Martinsburg, died November 14, 1998, at her home in Houston.
She was the daughter of the late C. Ward Nicklin and Lillian Thompson Nicklin.
She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Houston.
She was a 1939 graduate of Martinsburg High School. She was the former owner and manager for 10 years of Standard Employment Agency, Huntington, where she was an employment counselor.
She was an aspiring writer. She published several poems and a children's short story.
She and her husband lived in Marlinton from 1950-1970. They then moved to Huntington. In 1997 they moved to Houston to be near their daughter, April Stover. In Marlinton, Mr. Brown worked for the Soil Conservation Service. Mrs. Brown was an Avon representative. Mr. Brown still resides in Houston, 11900 Barryknoll Lane, #7113, Houston, Texas 77024.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Harvey Brown, at home; one daughter, April Stover, Houston; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter; two brothers, L. Prince Nicklin, of Martinsburg, and H. Ward Nicklin.
Services were held November 23, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church by Reverend John V. DiBacco, Jr. Burial followed in Rosedale Cemetery, at Martinsburg.
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Anne R. Worthy
Anne Richardson Worthy, 63, of Sea Pines, South Carolina, died November 29, 1998, at the Rogers Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
She was born in Marlinton, the daughter of the late Craig Payne and Gertrude Golding Richardson.
Mrs. Worthy moved to Hilton Head Island in 1980 from Martinsville, Virginia. She founded Worthy Rentals, a vacation rental company in Sea Pines in 1980. She had a degree in biology from Sweetbriar College.
Surviving are her husband, David B. Worthy; two daughters, Martha C. Worthy and Frances R. Worthy, of Hilton Head; a son, Ray B. Worthy, of San Francisco, California; a sister, Jenny R. Meseke, of Hilton Head; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth W. Worthy.
Funeral services were private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sea Pines Montessori School Building Fund, 9 Foxgrape Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 or the Hilton Head Humane Association, 8 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.