Iva Mae Vandevander
Iva Mae Vandevender, age 77, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at her home in Arbovale.
Mrs. Vandevender was a member of the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren and was retired from Hanover Shoe Company.
She was born October 22, 1921, in Pendleton County, and was the daughter of the late John and Mary Vandevander Hedrick.
Her huband, Thomas E. Vandevander, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are four daughters, Mary Shinaberry, of Clover Lick, Rebecca Moses, of Elkins, Sylvia Mitchell, of Alabaster, Alabama, and Frances Barnett, of Clover Lick; two step-daughters, Helen Ward, of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Anna Lee Tracy, of Arbovale; three sons, John E. Vandevander, William Vandevander, and Ray Vandevander, all of Arbovale; two step-sons, Arnold Vandevander, of Monterey, Virginia, and Stanley Vandevander, of Arbovale; four sisters, Dora Waybright, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Libby Starks, of Canton, Ohio, Zola, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Shirley, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; forty-nine grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p. m. Thursday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Revs. David Rittenhouse and Julian Rittenhouse. Burial will be in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Wilma Leigh Galford
Wilma Leigh Galford, age 82, of Mill Point, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was born at Cass June 20, 1916, the daughter of Harman and Lillie Simmons Galford.
A son, Maynard Galford, is deceased.
Surviving her is a son, Ted Galford, of Marlinton.
Graveside services were held Saturday by Rev. Roy Gwinn in Mountain View Cemetery.
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George P. Ball
George P. Ball, age 61, of St. Albans, died April 6, 1999, at home after a short illness.
He was an Army veteran and a retired truck driver from Coastal Tank Lines.
Surviving him are his wife, Doris Ball; sons, Joey, Rick, Shawn and Wendell Ball, all of St. Albans; a daughter, Robin Higginbotham, of Charleston; brothers, Bill Ball, of Chesapeake, Charley Ball, of Jeffrey, Elbert Ball, of Marlinton, Frank Ball, of Greenview, Jimmy Ball, of Reedy, and Richard Ball, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Friday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, by Don Mash. Burial was in Caldwell Cemetery, Madison, with military rites by VFW Post 5578, Madison.
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Nora McMillion Clark
Nora McMillion Clark, age 93, of Renick, died April 9, 1999, at home after a long illness.
She was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church and a former Sunday School teacher.
Mrs. Clark was born June 4, 1905, a daughter of the late Kenna and Lakie Lewis McMillion, of Renick.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Floyd Clark, and two daughters, Lassie Clark and Lois Bruffey, and two brothers, Bert and Herbert McMillion.
Surviving her are a daughter, Lucille Clark Pedigo, of Renick and Covington, Virginia; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, by the Rev. Dan Arbogast and the Rev. Leroy Crane. Burial was in the Morningside Cemetery, Renick.
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Samuel W. Bartholomew
Word has been received of the death of Samuel W. Bartholomew, of Kingsport, Tennessee, formerly of Hillsboro. He was a retired executive of the Eastman Kodak Corporation in Tennessee, where he had been employed since graduation from the University of Tennessee. He died of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease.
Sam was known in Pocahontas for his excellence as a football player and was a member of the great Hillsboro teams in the 1930's. He played fullback, was captain of the Tennessee team that went to the Rose Bowl in 1940, and thereafter played a few seasons of professional ball. His grandson is a member of this year's winning Tennessee football team.
He was the son of the late Samuel and Marion Wilson Bartholomew. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Katherine (Katchy), and a brother, St. Clair (Bee). He would have been 82 this month.
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Fred James Sharp
Fred James Sharp, age 65, of Pleasanton, Texas, died March 30, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, after a heart attack and heart by-pass surgery.
He worked as a driller on an oil rig until he was disabled by an accident.
Born in Marlinton May 28, 1933, he was the son of the late Fred D. and Roxie Galford Sharp.
He was preceded in death by both parents; an infant brother and sister; two sisters, Edith Hively and Ada Wilson; and two brothers, Walter Sharp and Frank Sharp.
Fred is survived by two sons, Jackie Eugene Sharp, of Elkton, Maryland, and Fred James Sharp, II, of Bloomington, Texas; two daughters, Pamela Leigh Shelby, of Manetta, South Carolina, and Bonnie Lou Sharp, of Pleasanton; four granddaughters, a grandson, and a great-grandson; one sister, Grace Hanna, of Hillsboro; two brothers, Calvin Sharp, of Weems, Virginia, and Eddie Sharp, of Hambleton.
His body was cremated.