William Lawrence (Bill) Hart, age 88, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, Pennsylvania.
He was born in East Fairfield Township, Pennsylvania, on October 1, 1910, a son of Edmund and Bertha Mae Flaugh Hart. He married Ollie Mae Sheets April 14, 1939. Mrs. Hart is a native of Pocahontas County.
Mr. Hart retired in 1975 from Channellock Tool Company as a forge operator after 38 years. He also raised beef cattle and farmed. In his early years, he worked at Mead-Penn Iron Works, S. C. Betts Moving and Storage, and the Meadville Co-op.
A member of the East Mead Township Fire Department and United Steel Workers of America Local 1905, he had been a member of the former Kiser Hill Grange.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a former member of State Road United Methodist Church.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Gloria M. McKinney, of Lexington, North Carolina, and Jean Pickens, of Unionville, Connecticut; four grandchildren and two great-grandsons; and a sister, Edna Paulding, of Guys Mills, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by a son, Niel L. Hart; three brothers, Fred, Donald E. and Carl Hart; and five sisters, Ruth Perry, Dorothy Boulton, Margaret (Dolly) Moyer, Julia Rew, and Hazel Powell.
The funeral was held on September 17 at the Roofner-Collins Funeral Home by the Rev. John M. Scott, of Grace United Methodist Church.
Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests memorials be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 828 N. Main Street, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, or to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Ben Brown Brewster
Ben Brown (Sammie) Brewster, age 57, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, formerly of Pocahontas County, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at Harrisonburg.
He was a saw mill operator.
Mr. Brewster was born June 27, 1942, at Bartow, the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Emma Mae Arbogast Brewster.
Surviving him are nine sisters, Margie Bowles, of Baltimore, Maryland, Wilma Eaton, of Westminster, Maryland, Hazel Chopko, of Phoenix, Arizona, Frances Brannock, of Columbus, Ohio, Ruth Brewster, of Westminster, Maryland, Jo Ann Atkins, of Harrisonburg, Delores Kirby, of Richmond, Virginia, Wanda Beane, of Harpers Ferry, and Betty Lou West, of Harrisonburg; and three brothers, Charles Brewster, of Parkersburg, George Brewster, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and Andy Brewster, of Dundalk, Maryland.
Services were held at 11 a. m. Wednesday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Paul Good and the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Martha Ann Wyatt
Martha Ann Wyatt, age 64, of Rt. 2, Buckeye, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at her home.
Born December 7, 1934, in Pocahontas County, she was the daughter of the late Hidy and Ressie D. Sprouse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Wyatt, Sr.; a sister, Betty Jean; and three brothers, Holland, Hunter and Lee Roy Sprouse.
Surviving her are a daughter, Pamela Ruth Wilfong, of Marlinton; two sons, William Ross Wyatt, Jr., of Forest Hill, Maryland, and John Hubert Wyatt, of Hopewell, Virginia; two sisters, Shirley Freeman, of White Sulphur Springs, Dorothy Christerson, of Churchville, Maryland; and three brothers, Oliver Sprouse and Quentin Sprouse, both of Marlinton, and Elvin Sprouse, of Jarrettsville, Maryland.
Memorial services were held Saturday afternon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jay Hicks.
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Annie Burgess Sharp
Annie Margaret Burgess Sharp, age 80, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Sharp was a member of White's Chapel United Methodist Church and Pocahontas County Senior Citizens.
She was born at Woodrow August 27, 1919, the daughter of the late William Downy and Jessie McQuaine Burgess.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Summers H. Sharp and a daughter, Lula Mae Sharp Dunbrack; six sisters, Dollie Sipes, Leva Bostic, Clory, Florie, and Martha Burgess, and Ellen Sharp; two brothers, Asa and Pat Burgess; and a grandson, Curt Sharp.
Survivors include a son, LeRoy H. Sharp, of Marlinton; three sisters, Bertha Robertson, of Ohio, Alice Ramp, of Fredonia, Pennsylvania, and Hannah Crutchfield, of Pennsboro; four brothers, Henry and Edward Burgess, both of New Castle, Pennsylvania, Lloyd Burgess, of Pennsboro, and Paul Burgess, of Marlinton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Saturday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jay Hicks. Burial was in the Cochran Cemetery.
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Diana Sue King Vaughan
Diana Sue King Vaughan, age 47, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at her home.
She was a Methodist.
The daughter of Ruby Jean Milton King, of Barboursville, and the late Darrell King, she was born at Barboursville August 31, 1952.
Surviving her in addition to her mother are her husband, Edward Winters Vaughan, and two sons, Richard Daniel Wilfong, of Spokane, Washington, and Tad David Wilfong, of Hillsboro.
Graveside services were held Saturday at the Hatfield Cemetery at Roach, by the Rev. Jack Clark.
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Lottie G. Moore
Lottie Grace Moore, age 88, of Orrville, Ohio, formerly of Boyer, died September 20, 1999, in Orrville, after a long illness.
Mrs. Moore was born September 25, 1910, at Boyer, and was the daughter of the late Henry Hamilton and Ida M. Stone Halterman.
She was a member of Durbin United Methodist Church and was a member of the Women's Society of the Church. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge and was a member of the Women of the Moose.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Franklin Moore, in 1991; and one sister, Stella Bennett.
Survivors include one daughter, Anna Mae Banton, of Orrville, Ohio; two sons, Merle Moore, of Harrison, Arkansas, and John Moore, of Middletown, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale, September 25 with burial in Boyer Cemetery.
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Launa Sue Barkley
Miss Launa Sue Barkley, age 12, of Hillsboro, died September 22, 1999, in Roanoke Community Hospital following a sudden illness.
She was born October 16, 1996, in Greenbrier County, the daughter of Rick and Ollie Barkley. She was a member of New Grace Baptist Tabernacle. She had been home schooled her entire life.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Joshua and Caleb, both at home, and grandparents, Elwood Barkley, of Renick, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carter, of Fairlea, and Mrs. Roberta Carter, of Coolridge, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Eunice Lewis, of Daniels.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday at Frankford Chapel of McCraw Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Tate and Rick Barkley officiating. Burial followed in McMillion Cemetery at Friars Hill.