William E. Holy
William E. Holy, age 89, of Rockwall, Texas, died Monday, March 1, 1999.
He was born June 11, 1909, in Sutton, a son of Karl A. and Blanche Sterrett Holy.
Mr. Holy was a civil engineer for the U.S. Public Health Service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rockwall and a lifetime member of the Rockwall Rotary Club.
In October, 1937, he married Tucker Rexrode, of Marlinton, who preceded him in death on January 22, 1996.
Surviving are one daughter, Ruth Ann Leaf, of Rockwall; one brother, John Holy, of Jane Lew; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
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Ronsom Likens, age 64, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Dingess, died March 6, 1999, in Ohio State University Hospital.
He was an employee of the Ohio Department of Highways.
Surviving him are two sisters, Betty Parker, of London, Tennessee, and Eloise Wilson, of Dingess; and three brothers, Charlie and Jesse Likens, both of Dingess, and Robert Likens, of Hillsboro.
Services were held at Mount Hope Freewill Baptist Church, Dingess, by the Rev. Johnny Taylor. Burial was in Meade Cemetery at Dingess.
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Juanita B. Sheldon
Juanita B. Sheldon, age 81, of Wesbury United Methodist Community and formerly of Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, died Friday, March 5, 1999, in Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Sheldon was born May 10, 1917, in Green Bank, the daughter of Isaac Sheets and Claudia Galford. She married S. Carlyle Sheldon in March 1943. He died in 1975.
Mrs. Sheldon had worked at Talon as an inspector.
She had been a member of Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon at one time, and a Sunday school teacher at Valley Church in Conneautville, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Sheldon belonged to the Eastern Star of Conneautville, Pleasantville Women's Club and Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department's auxiliary.
An avid bird-watcher, she enjoyed the outdoors and had helped her husband with his conservation work for the state fish commission.
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce S. McKnight, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania; a sister, Elsie Setta, of Blooming Valley, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Ernest Sheets, of New Richmond, Pennsylvania, and Leroy Sheets, of Meadville, Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Sheets and Layke Sheets; and one sister, Stella Shorts.
Service was held at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church on Monday by Rev. David Duquette, pastor, and Rev. Hugh McKnight, Mrs. Sheldon's son-in-law, with interment in Springboro Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasantville Presbyterian Church or the First Mennonite Church, 705 Somerset St., Johnstown, 15901.
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Stella M. Tallman
Stella M. Tallman, age 78, of Stony Bottom, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Virginia.
Mrs. Tallman was a member of the Alexander Memorial Presbyterian Church at Stony Bottom.
She was born June 27, 1920, at Clover Lick, the daughter of the late Cleve and Lottie McComb Noonan.
She was the widow of Earl S. Tallman. Others preceding her in death were two sisters, Dora Ryder and Erma Knight; and three brothers, Ralph, Lawrence, and George Noonan.
Survivng her are three daughters, Carol Rhodes and Deloras Tallman, both of Clover Lick, and Helen Jane Weber, of Tucson, Arizona; five sons, Dale (Buck) Talman, of Willowick, Ohio, Earl Tallman, of Cass, David Tallman, of Durbin, Terry Tallman, of Pineville, and Eddie Tallman, of Clover Lick; three sisters, Margaret Sharp, of Buckeye, Maxine Smith, of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, and Joy Knight, of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Earl Noonan, of Willowby Hills, Ohio, and Burton Noonan, of Minnowcove Lake, Ohio; an aunt, Jewell Hefner, of Hillsboro; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchilldren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Stony Bottom Cemetery, c/o Mr. or Mrs. William Moore, Stony Bottom, WV 24927.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Ruby Cavell Burdette Maddy
Ruby Cavell Burdette Maddy, 79, of Oak Hill, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, after a short illness. Mrs. Maddy died at home.
She was born in Thurmond, a daughter of the late Andrew Wilson and Minnie Garten Burdette.
Mrs. Maddy was a retired registered nurse, a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, Circle #5 of the church, 1940 graduate of Oak Hill High School and a graduate of the Laird Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of the OHHS/CHS Alumni Association, Laird Memorial Hospital Nurses Alumni, American Legion Auxiliary Post 149. She was a past Noble of the Rebekah Lodge.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Opal Burdette Bunch.
Mrs. Maddy is survived by her husband, J. Frank Maddy; a son Delane Wade Maddy, of Oak Hill; a daughter, Cynthia Maddy Ashford, of Frost; two brothers, Andrew Wilson Burdette, Jr., of Hampton, Virginia, and Marvin G. Burdette, of Winter Haven, Florida; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Sheppard officiating. Special services will also be conducted by the Laird Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P. O. Box 1472, Beckley WV 25802.