Macel K. Harris
Macel Keener Harris, 94, of Berryville, Virginia, formerly of Green Bank, died September 6, 1999, at her home.
She was born on July 1, 1905, in Richwood, the daughter of Hampton and Nettie Coulter Keener.
Mrs. Harris retired after over 35 years as a teacher and administrator in the school systems in Braxton and Pocahontas Counties. She was a member of the Green Bank United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, and retired teacher associations in Virginia and West Virginia.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy H. Palmer, of Midland, Michigan, and Jenny H. Smith, of Clearbrook, Virginia; three sons, George Harris, of Montgomery, Alabama, Virgil B. Harris, Jr., of Oakton, Virginia, and John F. Harris, of Bluemont, Virginia; two sisters, Virginia K. Morris, of Grantham, New Hampshire, and Janice K. Durbin, of Laurel, Maryland; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She married Virgil B. Harris, Sr., on October 1, 1927, in Camden-on-Gauley. He preceded her in death on September 10, 1985. A grandson, Virgil M. Harris, also preceded her in death.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday at the Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Berryville with the Rev. Harold Thornton officiating.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at the Green Bank United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ride Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601, or to the Virgil and Macel Harris Scholarship Fund, c/o Pocahontas County High School, Dunmore, WV 24934.
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Sophia Pearle Isner Martin
Sophia Pearle Isner Martin, age 94, a former resident of the Glenmore Community, Elkins, and more recently a patient at the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center, died September 6, 1999, at the Center. She had been in declining health for the past several years.
She was born July 16, 1905, at Parsons, a daughter of the late Johnson and Iva Belle Shaffer Isner. On November 25, 1922, at Tucker County, she married Ottis Otha Martin, who preceded her in death on April 11, 1985.
She attended the schools of Tucker County and was a homemaker and a member of the Good Shepherd Church at Glenmore.
She was preceded in death along with her husband by two sons, James Meredith and Ottis Junior Martin, one infant brother and four grandchildren.
She is survived by three daughters, Lucille Kerns and Lola Vanscoy, both of Elkins, and Violet Bennett, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters.
Service was held Wednesday at Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral home chapel by the Rev. Tom Jackson and the Rev. Roger L. Foster. Burial followed in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.