Pearl Emma Dilley
Pearl Emma Dilley, age 93, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at her home in Marlinton.
Mrs. Dilley cooked years ago at Kelly's Restaurant. She was a Methodist.
She was born March 28, 1906, at Marlinton, the daughter of the late Denton and Lula Galford Wilfong.
Those preceding her in death were her husband, Glen Dennis Dilley; a daughter, Ruby Circosta; three sons, Lewis, Edward Neal and Gerald Gray Dilley; three brothers, Elliot, Howard and Reid Wilfong; and five sisters, Prudy, Grace, Beulah, May and Glenna.
Mrs. Dilley is survived by two daughters, Hazel Wilfong, of Marlinton, and Geraldine Howard, of Buckhannon; a son, Harold Joe Dilley, of Dowagiac, Michigan; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Alderman. Burial will be in the Wilfong Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Greenbrier Valley Hospice.
- - -
Clara Mae Garretson
Clara Mae Mitchem Garretson, age 84, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Garretson was born August 31, 1914, at Killarney, the daughter of the late Henry Floyd Mitchem and Minnie Opal Cole Mitchem.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Estil Bryant Garretson; two brothers, John Lewis Mitchem and James Clifford Mitchem; one child who was stillborn; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She is survived by seven sons, Elzie and Cecil, of Stafford, Virginia, Dean, of Buckeye, Jimmy, of Gallipolis, Ohio, Ray, of Hillsboro, Buddy and Don, of Las Vegas, Nevada; four daughters, Opal Workman and Nancy Puffenbarger, of Hillsboro, Maggie Morgan, of Arbovale, and Bernice Meadors, of Thonotasassa, Florida; a niece whom she helped raise, Hazel Goins, of Joppa, Maryland; thirty-five grandchildlren, fifty-three great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Garretson was a long-time member of the Marlinton Church of God, now Living Word Church of God, which was one of many she helped establish with her late husband.
Graveside services were held Friday afternoon by the Rev. Frank Meadows at the Hannah-Lilly Cemetery at Odd.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pocahontas Center Auxiliary or the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
- - -
Thomas H. Harris
Thomas H. Harris, age 56, of Huntington, died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Harris was a supervisor with AC&F, a United States Marine Corps veteran, and a member of Trinity Christian Fellowship.
He was born October 28, 1942, in Pocahontas County, the son of the late Frances Harold and Ruby Madge Lambert Harris. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Maxine Lambert Harris.
Surviving him are one son, Scott Harris, of Chesapeake, Ohio; one daughter, Cathy Harris, of Huntington; one brother, Darryl Harris, of Chesapeake; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held June 1 at Schneider-Slack Funeral Home in Chesapeake by Pastor Greg Fuller. Burial was in Rome Cemetery.
- - -
Rev. Johnnie Harold Meadows
The Rev. Johnnie Harold Meadows, age 53, of Beverly, died Monday, June 7, 1999, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency room, from an apparent heart attack.
Born August 15, 1945, at Star Bridge, he was the son of the late Harold Wendall Meadows and Retha Mae Light Haden Meadows.
On September 22, 1964, at McDowell, Virginia, he married the former Patsy Ann Scott, who survives him in Beverly. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Regina Greathouse, of Durbin, Mrs. Dena Shreve, of Beverly, and one son, Johnnie Harold Meadows, Jr., of Dailey; two brothers, Raymond Meadows, of Junior, and Marvin Haden, of Beverly; two sisters, Dorothy Vaughn, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Elizabeth Howell, of Mill Creek; and seven grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were an infant son, Steven, and two brothers, Tommy Meadows and William Haden.
Rev. Meadows had pastored at Corley Run Church in Valley Head and Bartow Union Mission Church. At the time of his death, he was Assistant Pastor of Calvary Gospel Church in Durbin. He was employed by Mallow Logging of Bartow but was a coal miner by trade.
Funeral service was held Friday, June 11, at Calvary Gospel Church in Durbin by the Reverends Harold Swecker, Lawrence Bennett, and Robert Thompson. Burial was at the Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville.
- - -
Beulah V. Underwood
Beulah V. Underwood, age 78, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Marlinton, died on June 19, 1999.
She was born October 29, 1992, near Huntersville, the daughter of the late Kennie Underwood and Duffie Pyles Underwood Moore.
Mrs. Underwood was preceded in death by four brothers, Carl, Glen, Calvin, and Quentin, and two sisters, Verna Carstens and Elsie Henderson.
Surviving her are a daughter, Verna Lee (Sue) Krauss Polk, of Baltimore; five brothers, Renick, Jim, Joy, Kennie, and Eugene Underwood; two sisters, Reeva Poland and Wanda Johnson; six grandchilden and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Sterling Aston-Schwab Funeral Home. Interment was at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Baltimore.
- - -
Betty Nunley Cloonan
Betty Nunley Cloonan, age 71, of Buckeye, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at her home.
She was a retired cook.
Born at Charleston June 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Charles Roy and Virgie V. Evans Nunley.
Her husband, Mitchell Cloonan, preceded her in death. Also deceased are a brother, Arthur R. Nunley, and a sister, Virginia L Smith.
Surviving her are two daughters, Eva J. Moore, of Buckeye, and Virginia L. Wagner, of Dunmore; a son, Jimmy P. Cloonan, of Buckeye; a sister, Pearl F. Walker, of Charleston; four brothers, Charles R. Nunley, of Melvindale, Michigan, Jimmy A. Nunley, of Lovinia, Michigan, Jerry D. Nunley, Ralph C. Nunley, of Charleston; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David McCauley, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
- - -
Goldie M. Turner
Goldie M. Turner, age 75, of St. Albans, formerly of Buckeye, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at Teays Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born at Marlinton July 23, 1923, the daughter of the late Tobias and Lora Jackson Moss.
Her husband, Dale Turner, is deceased; others preceding her in death were a son, Charles Turner, and a brother, Robert Moss.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Turner McIntire, of St. Albans; four sons, Frank Turner and James Turner, both of Hurricane, Donald Turner, of Teays Valley, and Lynn Turner, of St. Albans; a sister, Mary Broce, of Buckeye; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Phyllis Cox, with burial in the Ruckman Cemetery.
- - -
Emma Hunter Newton
Emma Hunter Newton, age 72, of Lewisburg, died June 21, 1999, in Greenbrier Medical Center, Fairlea, after a long illness.
She was a member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church, a former employee of the Department of Human Services, a retired employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and a member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving her are a son, J. Steven Hunter, of Lewisburg; three sisters, Dorothy B. Hardiman, of Belle, Nellie B. Goodwin and Sallie B. Goodwin, both of Fairlea; one grandson.
Memorial service was held Wednesday morning at McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, by the Rev. Patricia Jarvis and the Rev. Julian Sulgit. Burial will be at a later date in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, c/o United Way of Greenbrier County, 200 W. Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
- - -
Delors Gillispie, age 79, of Rosedale, Maryland, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at the Hospice of Baltimore.
She was born in Cass on June 25, 1919, the daughter of the late Floyd and Edith Miller Wright.
Mrs. Gillispie was a member of the Kenwood Presbyterian Church.
She retired from Mars Estates Elementary School in Baltimore County Maryland, where she was a librarian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph N. Gillispie, two brothers, Carl Wright and Grover Wright, two sisters, Kathern Friel and Dora Barkley.
Surviving her are a son, Donald N. Gillispie, and a daughter, Jacqualine Alessi, both of Baltimore, Maryland, and two grandchildren.
Services were held in Kenwood Presbyterian Church in Overlea, Maryland, with the Rev. Dr. John Kazanjian, on Saturday. Memorial and burial will be held at the Arbovale Cemetery at a later date.