Jack E. Smith
Jack E. Smith, age 82, of Marlinton, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Jack was an active member of the Marlinton United Methodist Church. He was retired after many years as a clerk at C. J. Richardson Hardware and Furniture Store and was a "jack-of-all-trades," carpenter and wood worker, and an expert gardener. He served in the Navy in World War II.
He was born at Clover Lick July 27, 1916, one of eleven children of John Francis and Mary Ellen Hoover Smith.
Preceding him in death were his parents; four sisters, Anna Lee Ervine, Alice Ervine, Gail Millsap, and Marmett Hancock; and two brothers, James B. Smith and George Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J. VanReenen Smith; two daughters, Martha Jo Sharp and Susie (Sue Ellen) Smith; one grandson; a sister, Osa Smith McLaughlin, of Marlinton; three brothers, Charles E. Smith, of Beckley, William S. Smith, of Bolar, Virginia, and H. Hunter Smith, of Bluefield.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Dennis Mehaffie and Earl Michael, with Susie Smith participating. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Marlinton McClintic Library Fund.
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Clarence Farnworth Dickson, age 72, of Timonium, Maryland, formerly of Lewisburg, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, in Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, following an extended illness.
He was born January 10, 1927, at Organ Cave, a son of the late Edgar Farmsworth and Charlotte Mason Dickson.
He was of the Presbyterian faith. A graduate of West Virginia University, he started working for the Farm Credit office in Lewisburg in 1953 and in 1969 joined the Federal Land Bank in Baltimore. In June of 1988 he retired as Senior Vice President for Credit for the Federal Land Bank. He loved maps, history, and land observations.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Bessie Brown Dickson, formerly of Arbovale, in 1991; an infant son in 1956, and one brother, William M. Dickson, in 1994.
Surviving him are two sons, Joseph Brown Dickson, of Baltimore, and Richard Renick Dickson, of Timonium; daughter, Sara F. Dickson, of Alexandria, Virginia; brother, Edgar Farns-worth Dickson, of Richmond, Virginia; sister, Elizabeth (Betsy) Degges, of Lewisburg.
Graveside service was held Wednesday at Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Organ Cave, by the Rev. Stewart MacMurray.
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Emma Virginia Skaggs, age 86, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
She was a member of the Marlinton United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Skaggs and her late husband, Dan, owned and operated a store in Hillsboro. While still at home she helped her mother in maintaining a boarding house in Hillsboro and later worked at the El Poca and Western Auto Store, living in Marlinton since 1974. She was known for her gardening, as a seamstress, and for her handiwork.
She was born at Hillsboro July 5, 1912, the daughter of the late Romey and Martha Ann Miller Rogers.
Her husband, Dan Skaggs, preceded her in death in 1979. Also deceased are two sisters, Alneda and Opal, and a brother, Henry Rogers.
Graveside services were held Friday afternoon by Earl Michael in Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.
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LeRoy "Roy" Alexander Livesay, age 82, of Franklin,Virginia, died March 19, 1999, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.
Born March 17, 1917, in Marlinton, he was a son of the late Clarence K. and Lena Mae Hardbarger Livesay.
A retired machine tender with Union Camp Corporation, he was a battalion sergeant major in the National Guard, an honorary life member of the Sedley Ruritan Club, being named three times as Ruritan of the Year. He had received his 15th year AA chip. He was a member of Grace Memorial United Methodist Church in Sedley, where he was a former superintendent of the Sunday School and a former trustee.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mildred McGuffin Livesay; four daughters, Sheila L. Jackson, of Greenville, South Carolina, Tobey L. Edwards, of Sedley, Virginia, Mary L. Hunter, of Savannah, Georgia, and Rebecca L. Simmons, of Richmond, Virginia; a son, Michael Livesay, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two sisters, Nettie Fox, of Crofton, Maryland, and Ernestine Hodges, of Covington, Virginia; eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were two sisters, Ethel McCrory and Evelyn Stuart, and a brother, Harry Livesay.