Ruby J. Stimeling
Ruby J. Stimeling, age 74, of Marlinton, died Saturday, January 30, 1999, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea.
Born at Whitman June 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harnes and Hazel Adamson Barkley.
Her husband, Guy Stimeling, Sr., preceded her in death. Six brothers are also deceased, Stanley, Willie, Ted, Fred, Dewey, and John Barkley.
Surviving her are a daughter, Eula Mae Thompson, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; two sons, Guy Stimeling, Jr., and Charles Stimeling, both of Buckhannon; a sister, Grace Turner, of Cass; and six grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p. m. Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Larry Rose, with burial in the Ruckman Cemetery.
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Letha Alderman Terry
Letha Alderman Terry, age 73, who lived on Browns Mountain, near Huntersville, died Saturday, January 30, 1999, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Terry was a homemaker and a Methodist.
She was born April 16, 1925, at Marlinton, the daughter of the late George Warren and Lillie Hancock Alderman.
Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband, Donald H. Terry; a daughter, Gwendolyn K. Terry; and five brothers, Cecil, Woodrow, Clayton, Fred, and Ward Alderman.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda J. Terry and Martha T. Workman, both of Marlinton, and Rebecca A. Pickard, of Liberty, North Carolina; three sons, Thomas H. Terry, Daniel L. Terry, and Ronald D. Terry, all of Marlinton; three sisters, Virginia A. Davis, of Jessup, Maryland, Cleo Via, of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Lucille Willoughby, of LaFollette, Tennessee; a brother, Peyton Alderman, of Troy, Michigan; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Minnehaha Springs United Methodist Church by the Rev. David MacCauley. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Jerry Lee Kerr, Jr.
Jerry Lee Kerr, Jr., age 32, of Baltimore, Maryland, died Thursday, January 28, 1999.
He was a former sheet metal worker, and a graduate of Pocahontas County High School.
Born August 11, 1966, in Maryland, he was the son of Jerry Lee Kerr, Sr., of Hillsboro, and Barbara Bowman Danielczyk, of Baltimore, Maryland.
A sister, Loretta Ann Kerr, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his parents; "Dad" Edward Danielczyk; a daughter, Brittani Kay Kerr, of Marlinton; three sons, Derrick Lee Kerr, of Marlinton, Jerry Lee Kerr, III, of Virginia, and Anthony Kerr, of Baltimore, Maryland; a sister, Brenda Lea Rentch, of Baltimore; a half-sister, Jeannie Kerr Pugh, of Durbin; and a half-brother, Wayne Kerr, of Frank.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial was in the Wilfong Cemetery near Marlinton.
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Orden "Pipe" Hamrick, age 91, of Webster Springs, died January 28, 1999, in Webster Springs after a long illness.
He was a woodsman, a miner, and a Protestant.
Surviving him are eight daughters, Glenda Beckwith, of Slaty Fork, Shirley Bennett, Judy Rose and Marcie Wilson, all of Webster Springs, Charlsie Kennison, of Dayton, Ohio, Reta Rockenfelder, of Newton Falls, Ohio, Donella Tustin and Patsy Wilson, both of Alma; two sons, Leonal, of Ravenna, Ohio, and Velmer, of Webster Springs; brother, Nolan Hamrick, of Tennerton; a sister, Jessie Osburn, of Webster Springs; 37 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at Dodd Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs by the Rev. Arlin Carpenter. Burial was in the Isaac Hamrick Cemetery, Webster Springs.
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James H. Herald
James H. Herald, age 80, of Frank, died Friday, January 29, 1999, at home in Frank.
Mr. Herald was retired, a former worker at Judy Fencecraft, and a Methodist.
He was born at Mill Creek August 30, 1918, the son of the late Steven Luther and Lucy Gordon Herald.
Five brothers are deceased, Gilbert, Junior, Willis, Frank, and George Herald.
He is survived by a brother, Charles, of Frank.
Services have not been arranged yet at VanReenen Funeral Home.
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Pearl S. Simmons
Pearl S. Simmons, age 94, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Richwood, died January 29, 1999, in St. Thomas Hospital after a short illness.
She was a member of the Akron Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving her are sons, Raymond, of Marlinton, Bill, of Akron; daughters, Wanita Stover, of Akron, Mildred Ware, of Kentucky, Jenny Mullins, of Richwood; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, by the Rev. Phyllis Bowling. Burial will be in Richwood Cemetery.
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Wanda Jean Reed
Wanda Jean Reed, age 57, of Marlinton, died Sunday, January 31, 1999, at the home of her son, Paul.
Ms. Reed was a Home Health Aide.
Born April 30, 1941, at Clover Lick, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Lennie Elisabeth Friel.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Cohernour, of Renick; two sons, Paul Pritt, Jr., of Marlinton, and Roy Lee Pritt, of Boise, Idaho; three sisters, Betty Rosa, of Hansen, Idaho, Barbara Albright, of Washington, and Cathy Muzo, of Corpus Christi, Texas; seven brothers, Gary Friel, Corpus Christi, George and Ricky Friel, Twin Falls, Idaho, David Friel, Slaty Fork, Donald Friel, Hagerman, Idaho, Nicky and Darrell Friel, Hansen, Idaho; and five grandchildren.
A brother, Robert Friel, is deceased.
Services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jay Hicks. Burial was in the Stony Bottom Cemetery.
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James C. Mitchem
James Clifford Mitchem, age 77, of Coal City, Beckley, died January 25, 1999, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.
He was a retired miner and a member of Lillybrook Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Gladine Grubb Mitchem; son, Henry David, of Harts; daughter, Lillie Jean Mitchem Hicks, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; sister, Clara Garretson, of Marlinton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Service was held at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, by Reverend Robert Combs. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.
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Kirk D. Nelson
Kirk D. Nelson, age 42, of Callaway Circle, Ohio, and formerly of Struthers, Ohio, died January 18, 1999, in St. Elizabeth Health Center at Youngstown, Ohio.
Mr. Nelson was born February 28, 1956, at Elkins, a son of Robert K. and Elizabeth E. Haddix Nelson.
On June 6, 1992, he married the former Jill E. Goddard, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Christina E. Nelson, Struthers; a son, Michael L. Nelson, Struthers; two sisters, Debra C. Foster, Hillsville, Pennsylvania, and Tami E. Bragg, Girard, Ohio; a brother, David L. Nelson, Struthers; and grandparents, Jeff and Grace Nelson, Marlinton.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ross and Gladys Haddix; and a brother, Robert M. Nelson.
Mr. Nelson had been a sergeant in the Struthers Auxiliary Police Department for eight years. He was a member of Youngstown Community Fellowship Church of God and a 1991 graduate of Western Reserve Institute Police Academy.
Services were held in the Lane Funeral Home Chapel in Austintown, Ohio. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley or the American Cancer Society.