Emma Jean Siple
Emma Jean Siple, age 79, of Baltimore, Maryland, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the Long Green Center, in Baltimore, where she had been a resident since January of 1998.
Mrs. Siple was the daughter of George and Sarah Cromer, former residents of Slaty Fork and Marlinton, born in Pocahontas County on September 10, 1919.
She was the widow of George Rodney Siple, who died in April, 1992.
Surviving her are her son, Donald J. Siple, M.D., of Baltimore, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were four brothers, Alfred, Earl, Edgar and Elbert Cromer, and a sister, Frances Cromer Wanless.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at VanReenen Funeral Home by Mrs. Siple's grandson, the Rev. Donald J. Siple, Jr., of Uxbridge, Massachusetts. She was buried beside her husband in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Arthur Anderson Cain
Arthur Anderson Cain, age 75, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Cain was retired as a night watchman at Hanover Shoe Company. He was a member of Central Union United Methodist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.
Born May 20, 1924, at Huntersvillle, he was the son of the late Roy and Levia Grimes Cain. Surviving him are his wife, Hallie Moore Cain; three sons, Phillip Cain, Mike Cain, and Danny Cain, all of Marlinton; four sisters, Eula White, Lucille Kelley, and Polly Kelley, all of Marlinton, and Mary Francis Kaliszewski, of Dunmore; three brothers, Hunter Cain, of Cleveland, Ohio, Edsel Cain and Joe Cain, both of Marlinton; five grandchildren.
A brother, Remus Cain, and a sister, Edith Mullins, are deceased.
Services were held at the Central Union United Methodist Church at 2 p. m. Saturday by the Rev. Jay Hicks, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorials gifts may be made to Central Union United Methodist Church or Mount Zion Cemetery Association.
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Priscilla Mae Niday
Priscilla Mae Niday, age 65, of St. Albans, formerly of Spencer, died July 18, 1999, at home of cancer.
She was a retired sales clerk from Textile Mills, Spring Hill, and was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church of St. Albans,
Surviving her are her husband, Robert R. Niday; daughter, Alice Niday. of St. Albans, sons, Charles D. Niday, of Arbovale, Stephen R. Niday, of St. Albans; his mother, Burgie Boggs, of Spencer; sister, Phyliss Lance, of Spencer; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at St. Andrew United Methodist Church by the Rev. Loretta Isaiah. Burial was in Clover Cemetery at Spencer.
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John W. Weatherholt
John W. Weatherholt, age 59, of Oak Hill, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, in the VA Hospital at Beckley.
Mr. Weatherholt was retired from a career in the U. S. Army, having served in Korea and Viet Nam.
He was born at Hillsboro March 11, 1940, the son of Dorothy M. Rose Weatherholt, of Marlinton, and the late Rube Weatherholt.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ruth A. Weatherholt; three sons, Martin J. Weatherholt, of Paserobos, California, James Neal, of Alta, and John Neal, of Anderson, South Carolina; two daughters, Ann Buckner, of Handley, and Angie Neal, of Page; two brothers, Bob Weatherholt, of Marlinton, and Roger Weatherholt, of Grand Junction, Colorado; three sisters, Judy Wriston, of Oak Hill, Carolyn VanReenan, of Marlinton, and Ramona Weatherholt, of Oak Hill; and thirteen grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. Roland Armstrong, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Mahulda Belle Vance-Alford, age 80, of Hurricane, died July 25, 1999, at her home.
She was a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving her are her husband, Leroy Alford; a son, Fred, of Hurricane; two daughters, Margaret "Margie" Mitchell and Pamela Sue Alford, both of Hurricane; three brothers, Warren and George Vance, both of Hurricane, Homer Vance, of Waynesfield, Ohio; four sisters, Justine Gearheart, of Greenfield, Ohio, Fannie Kriebel, of Pennsylvania, Ann Ware, of Marlinton, and Mary Toler, of Hurricane; and four grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, by the Revs. John D. Smith and Bruce Young. Burial was in the Alford Cemetery, Hurricane.
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Regina Sue Combs, age 48, of HC 82, Marlinton, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was a computer operator and a member of the Cochrans Creek Baptist Church
The daughter of the late Frank and Bertha McCoy Lynch, she was born at Parkersburg November 30, 1950.
Mrs. Combs is survived by her husband, Richard S. Combs; two daughters, Tosha Combs, of Marlinton, and Tina Combs, of Neola; a son, Chantry Combs, of Marlinton; two sisters, Evelyn Simmons and Franci Corbett, both of Parkersburg; four brothers, Gene Lynch, of Indiana, Robert Lynch, of Parkersburg, Melvin Lynch, of Ohio, and Richard Lynch, of Georgia; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Beam, with burial in the Combs Cemetery at Rimel.
Memorial gifts may be made to VanReenen Funeral Home.
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Blanche R. Elbon
Blanche R. Elbon, age 98, of Durbin, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea.
Mrs. Elbon was born September 15, 1900, at Cheat Mountain, and was the daughter of the late Harvey Franklin Cromer, Sr., and Frances Arbanna Malcomb Cromer.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Durbin United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Durbin.
Preceding her in death were her husband, William Walter Elbon and a daughter, Patsy Nottingham.
Surviving her are one son, Ben R. Elbon, of Stanardsville, Virginia; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside rites were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery by Rev. Roland Armstrong.
Memorial donations may be made to Durbin United Methodist Church c/o Susie Murphy, Boyer Motel, Boyer, WV 24922.