Elva Potter Wooddell, age 72, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville.
Mrs. Wooddell, the widow of Frederick Wooddell, formerly lived at Edray.
She was born at Buckeye December 16, 1926, the daughter of the late Bill and Minnie Auldridge Potter.
Two sisters, Jenny Higgin-bottom and Venie Cassell, and a brother, James Potter, preceded her in death.
A sister, Marie Oscar, of Marlinton, survives.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in the Buckeye Cemetery.
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Roy Lee Brock, Sr.
Roy Lee Brock, Sr., age 88, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, October 20, 1999, at Hanover General Hospital in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
He worked at International Leather Company Tannery at Marlinton until it closed and then worked for Pocahontas County Board of Education. He was a member of the Marlinton Church of God.
Born May 11, 1911, near Hillsboro, he was the son of George Amos and Susan Ray Brock.
He married Mary Lynn Scott August 30, 1939.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Norma Brock Ruth, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, and Linda Brock Sentz, of Abbottstown, Pennsylvania; a son, Roy Lee Brock, Jr., of Hanover; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were seven sisters, Rosie Moore, Blanche Butterbaugh, Nina Doss, Ellen Smith, Mary Dean, Susann Renfro, and Katherine Workman, and four brothers, Carl Dayton Brock, Jody Brock, Elmer Brock, and Wilson Brock.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Marlinton Church of God by Pastor Jimmie Schrader. Burial was in the Emmanuel Cemetery on Bruffeys Creek.
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Roger L. Cassell
Roger Leland Cassell, age 50, of Hagerstown, Maryland, died August 29, 1999, in University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.
He was born at Cass on March 7, 1949, the son of Franklin R. Cassell, Sr., and Violet Phillips Cassell.
Mr. Cassell was retired from General Electric Company, Martinsburg.
Preceding him in death were his father, a sister, and a brother.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Marsha Jacobs; three granddaughters; two brothers, Franklin Cassell, of Bartow, and David Cassell, of Hillsboro; four sisters, Janet Walther and Regina Waybright, of Hinton, Roberta Turner, of Martinsburg, and Rebecca Curry, of Durbin.
Services were held August 31 at Browns Funeral Home in Martinsburg by Rev. C. D. Coley.
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Christine Wilfong Naughton
Christine Wilfong Naughton, age 52, of Yorba Linda, California, died suddenly Wednesday, October 13, 1999, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Naughton was an active leader in Yorba Linda and Orange County civic and political activities. She was an active member of the Mojave Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was the co-founder of the Yorba Linda/Brea Police Department's Citizens Action Patrol Association. The past two years she served as a Traffic Commissioner of the city of Yorba Linda. She served as a docent at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace for the past seven years.
She was the daughter of Moyna Wilfong, of Glendale, Arizona, and the late Harry Wilfong, and the granddaughter of the late Seebert and Margie Wilfong, of Marlinton.
In addition to her mother she is survived by three daughters, Kimberly Becker, of Temecula, California, Jennifer and January, of Yorba Linda; four grandchildren; four brothers, Randy Wilfong, of Mesa, Arizona, Scott Wilfong, of Anaheim Hills, California, Warren Wilfong, of Glendale, and Terry Wilfong, of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters, Darcy, of Glendale, and Juanita, of Abington, Massa-chusetts.
A graveside service will be conducted at the Wilfong Cemetery at 1 p. m. on October 30, with the Rev. Norman Alderman officiating.
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Pauline Johnson, age 82, of Hamlin, died October 23, 1999, in Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Merlin; sons, Gary, of Hamlin, Michael, of Hurricane, David, of Midland, Texas; daughters, Patty Browning, of Green Bank, Gloria Burch, of Hamlin; brother, Elmer Edwards, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina; a sister, Eleanor Jo Phillips, of Enon, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, by the Rev. J. W. Burch and the Rev. Forest Curry. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park, Hamlin.
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Mary Betty Perry, 81, formerly of Rittman, Ohio, died Saturday, October 23, 1999, at Altercare of Wadsworth, Ohio.
She was born May 30, 1918, in Cass, to Thomas L. and Bessie M. Chestnut, and had made her home in Rittman most of her life. She retired from the Ohio Match Company in Wadsworth where she worked for more than 30 years.
She attended the Bethany Friends Church in Wadsworth and was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Wadsworth.
Mrs. Perry is survived by sons Richard and Eugene, both of Wadsworth; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman. Burial was in Rittman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Friends Church, 8127 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.
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Randolph M. Bledsoe
Randolph Macon Bledsoe, II, prominent Bartow business man, died October 22, 1999, at his home.
He was born July 20, 1918, at Thornwood, the son of the late Veva Mae Ledbetter and Randolph M. Bledsoe, I.
As a freshman at Green Bank High School he received a serious leg and ankle injury while playing football; for the next two years he lived with his uncle, Dr. Clyde Yeager Beard, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, undergoing numerous surgeries.
Returning to West Virginia at age 17 he was employed by the Monongahela Power Company to help run electric lines into rural Virginia and West Virginia and became manager of their Durbin office.
After serving in the Army during World War II, he worked as an electrician in Washington, D. C., and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Returning to Bartow in 1945 he became a franchised Chrysler dealer and operated Bledsoe Motor Company until 1965. He built the Hermitage Exxon Station and in 1965 built The Hermitage (Motel and Restaurant), which he operated until 1979; he also built the water-fountain and developed the area at the rear of the motel, drawing tourists to the beauty of the Greenbrier River.
He was a past commander of the American Legion Post 117 at Durbin, a life member of the Moose, and a member of the Historical Society. A great sports fan, he donated the first electric scoreboard in Pocahontas to Green Bank High School. He was a member of the Thornwood United Methodist Church for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Madge Shiffler Bledsoe; his "adopted mother," Mattie Carlisle, a 98-year-old patient at Pocahontas Center. After his father's death he spent much time with the late Brown and Blanche Beard and developed a brother-sister relationship with their daughter, Jessie Brown Beard Powell, of Bartow.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was a sister, Emily Mildred Bledsoe, in June 1936, age 21.
Services were held at 11 a. m. Monday, October 25, by the Rev. Phyllis Cox, the Rev. David Rittenhouse, and the Rev. Donald Curry, at the Durbin United Methodist Church. Graveside services were conducted by the Pocahontas County Veterans Corps at the Arbovale Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bartow-Frank-Durbin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad or the Durbin United Methodist Church, both in Durbin, WV 26264.
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Betty Phillips Miller
Betty Phillips Miller, age 87, of Ronceverte, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at The Brier Nursing Home in Fairlea.
She was born July 18, 1912, in Pocahontas County, the daughter of the late Richard and Ada Scott Phillips.
Mrs. Miller was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Appalachian Electronic Instruments, Inc.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Summers Miller, and a son, Melvin Miller.
She is survived by three sons, Junior, of Ronceverte, Paul, of St. Paris, Ohio, and Clyde, of Maxwelton; three daughters, Dorothy McClure, of Ronceverte, Mildred Marshall, of Covington, Virginia, and Betty McCutcheon, of Lewisburg; 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg by the Rev. Ron Miller. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery at Ronceverte.