Elva Wooddell died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at Wetzel County Hospital.
Her body will be at VanReenen Funeral Home. No arrangments for services have been made.
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Hubert A. Lewis
Hubert A. Lewis, age 95, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at home.
Mr. Lewis was retired from the United States Postal Service. He was a member and Elder Emeritus of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church at Hillsboro, and a 50-year member of Pocahontas Masonic Lodge #121.
The son of the late George Andrew and Rachel Payne Lewis, he was born April 13, 1904, near Hillsboro.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nelle Hultz Lewis; a sister, Ina Hultz; and a brother, James Lewis.
Surviving him are a daughter, Betty Miller, of Cross Lanes, and two sisters, Ota Hefner, of Hillsboro, and Mattie Carlisle, of Marlinton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church by Lynn Randolph and Sue Hollandsworth. Burial with Masonic rites was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.
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Shirley J. Sharp
Shirley Jean Sharp, age 61, a resident of Mingo for the past 37 years, died Saturday, October 9, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Sharp was born March 14, 1938, at Mace, a daughter of the late William Franklin and Grace Ellen Mace Tracey.
On August 25, 1956, she married Earl Icen Sharp, who survives at Mingo.
Also surviving are three daughters, Dreama Simmons, of Marlinton, Jodie See, of Valley Head, and Tammy Sharp, at home; two sons, Ricky Sharp, of Bayard, Rocky Sharp, of Mingo; two sisters, Virginia Crowder, of Midland, Virginia, and Joella Simmons, of Slaty Fork; two brothers, Amon Tracey, of Mace, and Forest Tracey, of Aurora; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death along with her parents by a sister, Mary Margaret Tracey; and three brothers, Roy Elwood Tracey, Wallace Gay Tracey and Lyle Eugene Dickson Tracey.
Mrs. Sharp has been disabled for the past seven years and was a homemaker.
She was a member of Mingo United Methodist Church and was of Church of God faith.
Funeral services were held in F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Charlene Hamrick, pastor of the Valley Head United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Mingo Cemetery.
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Georgia C. Whiting
Georgia C. Whiting, of Asheville, North Carolina, died Thursday, October 7, 1999, after a long illness.
Born July 21, 1911, in Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Luella J. Wooddell.
Surviving her are her husband, Dick M. Whiting, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, W. S. Wooddell, of Athens, and Clive Wooddell, of Mt. Hope.
Mrs. Whiting attended Davis and Elkins College and in 1942 joined the United States Weather Bureau. In 1952 she accepted a transfer to the newly formed National Weather Records Center in Asheville. Additional studies led to her certification as a professional meteorologist in 1960, at which time she was one of only two women at the center holding that rank.
She authored and co-authored several publications, including one dealing with strike probabilities of hurricanes along the east coast and another that provided a history of Coast Guard weather ships operating during the 1940s and 1950s.
She retired in 1972 as assistant chief of the Climatology Branch.
She was a member of Groce United Methodist Church and a member of the American Meteorological Society.
Services were held at Groce United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Al Ward and Rev. Ed McKinney officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28805 or to Mountain Area Hospice, P. O. Box 16, Asheville NC 28802.