Wynona Sparks Rogers
Wynona Lee Sparks Rogers, age 61, died Wednesday, August 25, 1999, at her home in Marlinton after an extended illness.
Mrs. Rogers was a care-giver for the Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, a member of the Swago United Methodist Church, Buckeye, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Born April 21, 1938, at Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late John Newton and Hattie Fortune Sparks.
A brother, Samuel Sparks, is deceased.
Surviving her are her husband, William Don Rogers; two sons, Mark and Mike Rogers, both of Buckeye; a sister, Juanita Pritt, of Hillsboro; two brothers, Eddie Sparks, of Marlinton, and John Sparks, Jr., of Spotsylvania, Virginia; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jay Hicks. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Greenbrier Valley Hospice, 203 S. Jefferson Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901; Swago United Methodist Church, Buckeye, WV 24924; or Pocahontas Community Club, c/o Bill Schiffer, Marlinton, WV 24954.
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William Arthur Ervin
William Arthur "Jack" Ervin, age 76, of Green Bank, died August 24, 1999, in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Franklin Woods Rehab Center, after an extended illness.
He attended the Hebron Baptist Church at Green Bank. He was a retired truck driver, a World War II veteran, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Ervin was born March 8, 1923, in Green Bank, the son of the late Donald and Vesta Calhoun Ervin.
His wife, Eula Cassell Ervin, preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Davis, of Green Bank, and Martha Cochran, of Baltimore; a son, Danny Ervin, of Baltimore; three sisters, Lucille Sheets, of Glenville, Marie Crawford, of Baltimore, and Alice Miller, of Elkins; and three brothers, Guy, Dewey and Alfred Ervine, all of Green Bank; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Green Bank Hebron Baptist Church by the Rev. John Sullivan. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Mildred M. Brown
Mildred M. Brown, of Felton, Pennsylvania, died August 29, 1999, in York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania.
She was a resident of Felton for more than 20 years, with prior residence in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. She was employed by the former Charles G. Summers, Jr., Inc., in New Freedom, former Hungerford Packing Company, in Shrewsbury, and by the Hanover Shoe Factory in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
She was born October 2, 1926, at Hillsboro, a daughter of the late Ed and Myrtle F. McNulty Walker.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death in addition to her parents, by her spouse, Adrian L. Brown.
She is survived by one son, Bruce Brown, of LaPorte, Indiana; two daughters, Deborah Brown, of LaPorte, and Brenda Osif, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; one sister, Mary Clutter, of Hillsboro; two half-sisters, Alma Heyne, of Halifax, Pennsylvania, and Bernice Lucabaugh, of Hillsboro; three brothers, Dallas Walker, of Dunwoody, Georgia, and Frank and Patrick Walker, both of York; four half-brothers, Norman, Eugene and Curtis Walker, all of Hillsboro, and Vernon Walker, of Craigsville; eight grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
A viewing was held in New Freedom, on Wednesday. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, September 3, with service at 11 a.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, by the Rev. Phyllis Cox, with burial in Emmanuel Cemetery, Bruffey's Creek.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, South Central Region, 2040 Linglestown, Road, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110.
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Wanda McWilliams, age 67, of St. Albans, died August 23, 1999, in Pleasant Valley Medical Center, Point Pleasant, after a long illness.
She was a native of Putnam County.
Surviving her are two daughters, Deborah Lynn Mumaw, of Virginia, and Darlene Starcher, of Kent, Ohio; a son, David Starcher, of Homer, Georgia; three sisters, Helen Casto, of Burnsville, Monda J. Trent, of Orlando, Florida, and Brenda K. McClanahan, of Sanford, Florida; four brothers, Jewell F. McClanahan, of Nitro, Junior James McClanahan, of Green Bank, Harold C. McClanahan, of Poca, and John F. McClanahan, of Cross Lanes.
Services were held Thursday in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Red House. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens.
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Dolly Payne Hiner Hertig
Dolly Payne Hiner Hertig, age 91, of Amissville, Virginia, died Wednesday, August 25, 1999, at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Virginia.
Mrs. Heritg was preceded in death by her husband, C. C. (Bill) Hertig.
Surviving her are two sons, David Hertig, of Derwood, Maryland, and Damon Hertig, of Amissville, with whom she made her home; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Rives Kegley, of Hagerstown, Maryland, Monna M. Martin, of Westover, and Lois Scarbro, of Centreville, Maryland; and two brothers, Dr. Ben M. Hiner, of Kinsale, Virginia, and Richard B. Hiner, of Durbin.
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Porter D. Kellison
Porter D. Kellison, age 66, of Gulfport, Mississippi, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Mr. Kellison was born in Buckeye, the son of the late Forrest G. and Mary Powers Kellison. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Forrest G. Kellison, II, and Gene A. Kellison.
He had been a resident of Gulfport for thirty-four years. He retired as a Master Sergeant with the U. S. Air Force after over twenty-four years of service. He was also retired from NASA-Rockwell Teledyne.
Survivors include his wife, Silvia Kellison, of Gulfport; a daughter, Karen Johnson, of Bloomington, Indiana; two step-daughters, Jackie Shaw and Barbara Shirey, both of Gulfport; three sons, Larry Kellison, of Billings, Montana, David Kellison, of Albertville, Alabama, and Steve Kellison, of Houston, Texas; a step-son, Earl Hellinger, of Gulfport; a sister, Carolyn Howard, of Richwood; eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport. Burial was in Biloxi National Cemetery with full military honors.
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Nelson A. Bruffey
Nelson Aaron Bruffey died August 18, 1999, at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Born in Lobelia, he was a son of the late Nelson A. and Nina A. Bruffey.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a retired Civil Service Rehabilitation therapist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Mr. Bruffey was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Iris Spikes Bruffey, of Gulfport; two daughters, Dreama Fritts, of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Gloria Bruffey, of Roanoke, Virginia; one son, Bruce Bruffey, of Roanoke; two granddaughters; five sisters, Martha Carcirieri, Mary Walters, and Ruth Swindell, all of Havre de Grace, Maryland, Betty Konopnicki, of Melbourne, Florida; Mavel Markline, of Aberdeen, Maryland; and one brother, Curtis G. Bruffey, of Melbourne, Florida;
Funeral service was held August 23 by Rev. Bob Burch in the Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in Gulfport. Interment, with military honors, was in Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Mississippi.
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Glenna S. Bransford
Glenna S. Bransford, age 94, of Lewisburg, died August 26, 1999, at her home after a short illness.
She was a graduate of New River State College and a Greenbrier County school teacher. She was past matron of Eastern Star #108, Lewisburg, and a member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Valley Trails Garden Club, and Richlands Community Education Outreach Service.
Surviving her are a daughter, Phyllis Crickenberger, of Lewisburg, formerly of Hillsboro and a teacher in Pocahontas County Schools; a son, John Bransford, of Asbury; two sisters, Elizabeth Bransford, of Williamsburg, and Ruth Miller, of Lewisburg; six grandchildren and nine-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at Lewisburg United Methodist Church by the Rev. Julian Sulgit and the Rev. Patricia Jarvis. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery.
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Gilbert M. "Buck"Peery
Gilbert Matthew "Buck" Peery, age 79, of Bridgewater, Virginia, died Monday, August 30, 1999, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
A son of the late Carl A. and Ellen Gates May Peery, he was born January 13, 1920, in Covington, Virginia. He had lived in Bridgewater since moving from Green Bank in 1990.
Mr. Peery graduated from VPI in 1943 and was a member of the National and Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre and retired as a major.
He worked for twenty years for Wiley & Wilson Consulting Engineering firm in Lynchburg, Virginia, and retired from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank.
He served on the sessions of the Rivermont Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty Presbyterian Church at Green Bank, and the Bridgewater Presbyterian Church.
On June 21, 1947, he married Dorothy Hiner Peery, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Payne, of Marlinton, and Claudia Downs, of Atlanta, Georgia; two half-brothers, Julian Peery, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Ralph Peery, of Covington; one granddaughter and three grandsons.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at Bridgewater Presbyterian Church by Pastor John Oldman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Rescue Squad, 100 Virginia Avenue, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812, or the American Lung Association, 39 South Gate Court, Suite #102, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801.
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Leafie B. Lambert
Leafie B. Lambert, age 91, of Belington, died Monday, August 30, 1999, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins after a long illness.
Mrs. Lambert was a Presbyterian.
She was born July 17, 1908, the daughter of the late Peter and Annice Bennett.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Chester Lambert, in 1957, and two sons, Gail and Harlan.
Survivors include six daughters, Virginia Lantz, of Temple Hill, Maryland, Sylvia Mullenax, of Bartow, Catherine Fenstermaker, of Mill Creek, Rhonda Vandevander, of Arbovale, Barbara Riggleman, of Fairborn, Ohio, and Helen Taylor, of Mill Creek; two sons, Glen Lambert, of Beverly, and Harold Lambert, of Bartow; a grandson, John, whom she raised; thirty-one grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. William Vandevander, with burial in the Lambert Cemetery.
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Alan R. Buzzard
Alan Ray Buzzard, 49, of Monterey, Virginia, died August 29, 1999, from injuries received in an ATV accident in Pendleton County.
Mr. Buzzard was born in Pearisburg, Virginia, the son of Richard R. and Helen Buchanan Buzzard, of Mountain Grove, Virginia. He was a trooper with the Virginia State Police and the first teacher of the DARE drug prevention program in the state of Virginia. He previously served as a officer with the Buena Vista, Virginia, Police Department.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Buzzard is survived by his wife, Faye W. Buzzard; three children, Michele Clark, Alan Wayne Buzzard, and Gregory Kent Buzzard, all of Buena Vista; two step-daughers, Melissa Johnson, of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Brandy Johnson, of Brookneal, Virginia; one brother, Michael L. Buzzard, of Mountain Grove; and five grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the McLaughlin Funeral Home in Hot Springs, Virginia, with the Rev. Malcolm Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Grove Cemetery.