Eskell L. Rudd
Eskell Lewis Rudd, age 84, of Hillsboro, died September 29, 1999, in Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Virginia, after a long illness.
She was born at Spring Creek, the daughter of the late William and Lillie Roberts Lewis.
She was a homemaker and a retired nurse's aide at Denmar State Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Rudd; two sons, Vaughan and Lawrence Rudd; three brothers, Tom, Delbert and Gail Lewis; and a sister, Temple Baldwin.
She is survived by four daughters, Anna Keene, of Renick, Velma Lewis, of Droop, Faye Tuncalp, of Palm Springs, California, Frances Kerns, of Hillsboro; seven sons, Vernon, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, Darrell and Delbert "Tim," both of Richwood, Dallas, of Hillsboro, Harold, of Las Vegas, Summers, of Bangor, Michigan, and Douglas, of Germany; two sisters, Miriam Roberts, of Marlinton, and Lennie Roberts, of Lebanon, Virginia; 29 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Saturday at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Jack Burks officiating. Burial was in Sharp Cemetery on Stamping Creek.
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George T. Filuta
George Thomas Filuta, age 69, of Augusta, Georgia, formerly of Frank, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.
Mr. Filuta was born at Frank, a son of the late Anton and Frances Alexander Filuta.
He was retired from the Dymo Corporation and was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a member of the Masonic Temple Lodge #28 in Painesville, Ohio, The Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland, The American Legion Post #63, Alee Temple, of Savannah, Georgia, The Augusta Shrine Club, The Urania Chapter #284 OES, of Painesville, Ohio, and was a US Air Force Veteran, serving in Korea.
He was preceded in death along with his parents by two brothers, Jack and Michael Filuta, and one sister, Nettie Maki.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Dahmer Filuta, of Augusta; three sisters, Ann Filuta, of Painesville, Ohio, Mary Hook, of Aurora, Colorado, Helen Nestor, of Akron, Ohio; and one brother, Nick Filuta, of Strongsville, Ohio.
Services were held October 5, at 11 a.m. at Cass United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in Arbovale cemetery with Masonic rites.
Donations of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association of Augusta, 246 Davis Road, Augusta, Georgia 30907, or to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3185 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Georgia 30909.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Augusta.
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James A. Tyree
James Anin Tyree, age 80, of Buckeye, died Friday, October 1, 1999, in Trinity, North Carolina, after a long illness.
Mr. Tyree was retired, a former truck driver for Ralph H. Burns & Son, Inc., trucking company, and was a Presbyterian. He was a veteran of World War II.
He was born at Marlinton on October 15, 1918, the son of the late Clarence and Mae Varner Tyree.
Surviving him are his wife, Bertha Texas Kellison Tyree; one son, Clarence "Butch" Tyree, of Trinity, North Carolina; six daughters, Patricia Tyree, of Buckeye, Earlene Adkins, Sharon Younger, and Dianna Rexrode, all of Trinity, Donna Chester, of Archdale, North Carolina, and Darlene Bolz, of High Point, North Carolina; two half-sisters, Dorothy Sharp, of Marlinton, and Frances Snyder, of Columbia, South Carolina; a half-brother, Harry Hunter Tyree, of Alexandria, Virginia; seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p. m. Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Benson. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Oscar R. Friel
Oscar R. Friel, age 85, of Valley Head, formerly of Marlinton died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at his home.
He was a retired coal miner and was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God and the Odd Fellows Lodge. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for three years.
The son of the late Jeremiah and Roberta Vaughan Friel, he was born a Lobelia January 27, 1914.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mamie P. Swecker Friel; three daughters, Carolyn Swecker, of Valley Head, Phyllis Tumblin, of Morgantown, and Deloris "Kay" Wise, of Benwood; four sons, William J. Friel, of Wheeling, Edward R. Friel, of Elyria, Ohio, Gary L. Friel, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Darrell R. Friel, of Jacksonville, Florida; one brother, McKinley "Mac" Friel, of Marlinton; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Opal Gallagher and Gretchen Pelkey, and three brothers, Eldon Friel, Raymond Friel, and Guy Friel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Central Union United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mark Greaver, with burial in the Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice Care Corporation, 19 Fifth Street, Elkins, WV 29241.
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Arthur J. Jackson
Arthur "Max" Leroy Jackson, age 48, of Richmond, Virginia, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, in McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
He was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1969 and attended West Virginia University. He was employed at McGuire VA Medical Center and was a construction worker. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans in Richmond and was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Jackson was born November 15, 1950, a son of Ray Jackson, of Elkins, and the late Helen Lorraine Grimes Jackson.
On February 21, 1997, he married Constance Ann "Connie" DeMarco, who survives in Richmond.
Also surviving are four sisters, Cynthia Alexander, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Denise Jackson, of Elkins, Valorie Pike, of High Point, North Carolina, and Deborah Corhan, of Flowery Branch, Georgia; five brothers, Raymond "Butch" Jackson, of New Martinsville, Timothy Jackson and Chris Jackson, both of Spartanburg, North Carolina, Geoff Jackson, of Elkins, and Sam Jackson, of Clarksburg.
He was a nephew of Margaret Cashwell and Gladys Tibbs, of Marlinton.
Services were held on October 1 at 1 p. m. in the F. E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ramona Woods. Burial followed in the Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale.