Neuman "Mac" Fitzgerald, age 87, of La Grande, Oregon, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999.
Mr. Fitzgerald was born January 9, 1912, to Dennis and Emma Rhodes Fitzgerald in Marlinton. He moved to Oregon in May 1948, and married Helen Patterson, in Boise, Idaho.
He served in the Navy for 23 years. He was a member of Cove Grange and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He learned to weave while in the Navy and shared his knowledge of crafts with school children.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, of La Grande; two brothers, Robert Fitzgerald, of Maryland, and Dennis Fitzgerald, of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Cove Cemetery with services by Rev. Norman Shrumm.
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Viola Galford Lantz
Viola Galford Lantz, age 75, of Green Bank, died March 31, 1999, in Wheeling.
She was a former Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Cass Chapter #124, and a member of the Women of the Church at Liberty Presbtyerian Church.
Mrs. Lantz was born January 31, 1924, at Green Bank, the daughter of the late Glenn Galford and Ruth Hudson Galford McLaughlin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Lantz, in 1992, and six brothers, Kent, Wallace, Ray, Jim, John, and Bill Galford, and two sisters, Gayle Doss and Helen Nottingham Galford.
Surviving her are two sons, Ray A. Byrd, of Wheeling, and Tony Byrd, of Accokeek, Maryland; a daughter, Dr. Sarita L. Bennett, of Clarksburg; two brothers, Marvin Galford, of Charleston, and Harper Galford, of Green Bank; two sisters, Betty Kennison, of Niceville, Florida, and Roxie Morrison, of Marlinton; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Liberty Presbyterian Church in Green Bank on Friday by the Rev. Julian R. Rittenhouse. Interment was at the Arbovale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Grove-Arbovale Men's Brotherhood.
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Sally Arbogast Ervin
Sally Arbogast Ervin, age 81, of White Sulphur Springs, formerly of Pocahontas County, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center.
Mrs. Ervin was of the Brethren faith.
She was born April 14, 1917, at Cherry Grove, the daughter of the late Martin and Pearline Bennett Arbogast.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Arnold Ervin, in 1984; a sister, Mae Rexrode; and a brother, Russell Arbogast.
Survivors include a niece whom she raised, Juanita Cox, of White Sulphur Springs; four sisters, Radie Nelson, of Bartow, Ruth Ervin, of Durbin, Darie Arbogast, of Dunmore, and Mary Howdyshell, of Andover, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Arbogast, of Wellsburg, and Elmer Arbogast, of Louisiana.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Icie V. Murphy
Icie V. Murphy, age 87, of Arbovale, died Thursday, April 1, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren, and was a retired cook with the Pocahontas County Board of Education with 30 years of service. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and was a member of the Retired School Employees.
Mrs. Murphy was born January 26, 1912, at Arbovale, a daughter of the late Arlie C. and Media A. Sponaugle Rexrode.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlin J. Murphy; a sister, Katherine Pugh; and a brother, Hubert Rexrode.
Surviving her are two sisters, Pearl Clarkson, of Arbovale, and Creola Brubaker, of Grafton, Ohio, and two brothers, Guy H. Rexrode, of Elk Ridge, Maryland, and George Rexrode, of Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Services were held Saturday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in the Arbovale Cmeetery.
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Rev. Don Hoover Bennett
The Rev. Don Hoover Bennett, age 70, of Frankford, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, while serving as a missionary in Brazil.
Mr. Bennett graduated from Richwood High School and Piedmont Bible College in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was a missionary and member of the Lookout Baptist Church and a 40-year missionary with Baptist Mid-Missions, of Cleveland, Ohio.
He was born January 20, 1929, the son of the late Lee Manch and Alta Collins Bennett.
His wife, E. Kathryn Simms Bennett, preceded him in death on October 28, 1997.
Survivors include three daughters, Donna K. Cooke, of Anthony, Debra J. Bennett, of Winston Salem, North Carolina, and Darla J. Niemeyer, of Yadkinville, North Carolina; two sons, Pastor David L. Bennett, of Lookout, Missionary Daniel J. Bennett, of Novo Hamburgo, R. G. S., Brazil; a sister, Jean L. Ring, of Santa Barbara, California; two brothers, Dale L. Bennett, of Marlinton and Densil Collins, of Butte, Montana; and ten grandchildren.
Services were held Friday at the Lookout Baptist Church at Lookout. Burial followed in the Jeanette Cemetery, Lookout.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lookout Baptist Church for the Don Bennett Memorial Fund.
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Glen Allen Gibson
Glen Allen Gibson, age 60, of Hot Springs, Virginia, died Friday, April 2, 1999, in Bath County Community Hospital, Hot Springs.
Mr. Gibson was retired from the Homestead Hotel after 30 years as a chef. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Covington, Virginia.
Born July 6, 1938, at Marlinton, he was the son of Pearl Shaffier Gibson, of Hot Springs, and the late Harlan Gibson.
He was preceded in death by a son, Harlan E. "Hootie" Gibson, on May 3, 1986.
Surviving him in addition to his mother are his wife, Beverly Gibson, of Hot Springs; two sons, Timmy Allen Gibson and Mark Terry Gibson, of Covington; a sister, Mildred Sage, of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Ralph Gibson, of Hot Springs, and Jimmy Gibson, of Marlinton; and one grandson.
Graveside services were held Monday at Union Chapel Cemetery by the Rev. John Crosslin.
Memorial gifts may be made to Covington Church of Christ, 1643 South Carpenter Drive, Covington, VA 24426.
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Charles Lee Hoover
Charles Lee Hoover, age 28, of Cherry Grove, died Sunday morning, April 4, 199l, on Route 28 south of Circleville due to an automobile accident.
He was a 1988 graduate of Circleville High School, a member of the Circleville Presbyterian Church, and had worked nine years for Walker Manufacturing in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Born June 24, 1970, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he was a son of Robert E. and Ellen Gay Vandevander Hoover, of Cherry Grove.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Tammy Jean McCutcheon, of Copperas Cove, Texas; maternal grandmother, Floda Vandevander, of Cherry Grove; paternal grandmother, Virginia Townsend, of Frank; step-paternal grandfather, Buddy Townsend, of Frank.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Circleville Presbyterian Church by Rev. Judy Weger and Dr. Paul O'Gorek. Burial will be in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton.
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Patricia A. McClements
Patricia A. Clendenen McClements, age 76, of Euclid, Ohio, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, in Euclid.
Mrs. McClements, formerly of Marlinton, was a Presbyterian. She was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Beulah E. Clendenen, of Marlinton.
Her husband, Hugh F. McClements, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are two sisters, Sharon C. Clendenen and Charlotte C. Secker, both of Port Charlotte, Florida.
Graveside service and burial of her ashes will be in Mountain View Cemetery by the Rev. Randy Benson on Thursday at 2 p.m.
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J. Marvin Wimer
J. Marvin Wimer, age 86, of Marlinton, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at Pocahontas Center.
Mr. Wimer was a watchmaker and jeweler and had a shop and store in Marlinton before working for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank as an instrument man. He was a member of the Marlinton United Methodist Church. In World War II he served in the Navy. He was a charter member of the Marlinton Lions Club and a Mason.
A native of Durbin, he was born March 6, 1913, the son of Ward M. Wimer and Ellen Maud McGraw.
His parents and a sister, Rebecca Sue Surber, are deceased.
Mr. Wimer is survived by his wife, Merle Rexrode Wimer; two daughters, Joan C. Ervine, of Marlinton, and Rebecca K. Vieira, of Columbia, Maryland; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held at VanReenen Funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial with Masonic rites was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Center Auxiliary.
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Estella H. Bennett
Estella H. Bennett, of Dunmore, 93, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at her home after a long illnes.
Mrs. Bennett was born July 3, 1905, at Boyer to the late Henry and Ida Mae Stone Halterman.
She was a homemaker and a Protestant.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Flick L. Bennett, and brothers Kenton, Claude and Ernest Halterman.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by her daughters, Mary Frances Geiger, of Marlinton, Betty Lou Williams, of Valparaiso, Indiana, Joanne Slaven, of Stow, Ohio, and Pattie Curry, of Stow; sons, Flick Eugene Bennett, of Malakoff, Texas, Lonnie L. Bennett, of Augusta, Georgia, Charles E. Bennett, of Stow, and Franklin Bennett, of Durbin; sister, Lottie Moore, of Florida; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale with the Rev. Donald Curry officiating. Interment will be in the Dunmore Cemetery.
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Rev. Delbert V. Underwood
Rev. Delbert Vincent Underwood, 90, of Gainesville, Florida, formerly of Beaver Creek, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at his residence.
Born on Beaver Creek, March 10, 1910, he was the son of Creetus and Lucy Sharp.
He was the pastor of the American Gospel Tabernacle in Gainesville from 1959 to 1961. He was ordained at the Wesley Fellowship and received his doctorate from Freedom Seminary.
Rev. Underwood was a retired carpenter involved with the maintenance of the Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville. He also served as a business agent for the Carptenters Union Local #1278. He also worked as a building inspector for the Veterans Administration.
He was a Shriner and a Thirty-second degree Freemason at the Masonic Lodge #41 in Gainesville. He was also an Elder at Christ United Methodist Church in Gainesville and was also active in foreign missionary work.
Rev. Underwood was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Eiland Underwood, and a daughter, Frieda Marie Underwood.
He is survived by three daughters, Marlene Pope, of Childersburg, Alabama, Mary Kreft, of Greenville, South Carolina, and Martha Stephens, of Gainesville; three brothers, Arlie Sharp, Harold Sharp and Julian Sharp, all of West Virginia; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church, with burial in Forest Meadows Cemetery, Gainesville.
Memorial donations in Rev. Underwood's name may be made to Mission Society for United Methodist, P.O. Box 922637, Norcross, GA, 30092. Please designate gift "Jackson Support."
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Rex Grey Ryder
Rex Grey Ryder, age 50, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Bath County Community Hospital, Hot Springs, Virginia.
Mr. Ryder was a member of the Mountain Grove Volunteer Fire Department and Mountain Grove United Methodist Church. He was employed as a bus driver with Bath County School System for over 20 years and a self-employed farmer.
He was born at Clifton Forge, Virginia, May 3, 1948, the son of Maxie Jenkins Ryder, of Mountain Grove, and the late Rexford G. Ryder.
Surviving him in addition to his mother are his wife, Kay McDaniel Ryder; two sons, Gary Wayne Ryder and Rexford Kyle Ryder; one daughter, Lisa Christina Ryder; a sister, Janice Ryder O'Farrell; a brother, Kenneth G. Ryder, and a twin brother, Ray Jay Ryder, all of Mountain Grove.
Services were held Tuesday at Mountain Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. David McCauley, Darrell Hiner, and the Rev. Lennie Stinnett. Burial was in Mountain Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Grove Fire Department, c/o Bruce Ryder, HCR 01 Box 433, Warm Springs, Virginia 24484, or the Hot Springs Rescue Squad, P. O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445