Charles M. Snyder
Charles Mason "Duke" Snyder, 58, of Cloverdale, Virginia, died Monday, November 29, 1999.
He was employed as a Weight Enforcement Officer with the Virginia State Police.
He was born February 18, 1941, at Hot Springs, the son of the late Mason and Leeota Snyder.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancee O'Neill and Bonnie Snyder.
Mr. Snyder is survived by his two children, Karen Snyder, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Benjamin Snyder, of Blacksburg, Virginia; a brother, David Snyder, of Lexington, Virginia; a sister, Oreana "Rene" White, of Minnehaha Springs.
A graveside service was conducted by Virginia State Police Chaplain Gene Ayers last Thursday in the Jones Cemetery in Bath County.
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Gustava M. Hiner
Gustava Murphy Hiner, age 89, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, formerly of Arbovale, died Wednesday evening, December 1, 1999, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, after a short illness.
Mrs. Hiner moved to the Harrisonburg area four and a half years ago; she attended the Church of the Brethren.
She was born October 24, 1910, at Arbovale, the daughter of the late Perry and Valera Sponagle Tracy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Murl James Murphy, on September 19, 1968, and by her second husband, Dennis Hiner, in January of 1977. and by a daughter, Shirley Rexrode, in July, 1993.
Surviving her are five daughters, Anna Lee Rexrode, of Hightown, Virginia, Betty Shifflett Evyleen Rohrer, Violet "Bobby" Hartman, and Delores Hirtriter, all of Harrisonburg; two sons, Franklin Murphy, of Arbovale, and Murl Murphy, of Harrisonburg; twenty-four grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchildd.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at the Durbin United Methodist Church by the Rev. Paul Good. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Donations of sympathy may be made to your charity of choice.
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Clarence William Benson
Clarence William "Bill" Benson, age 60, of Lexington, Virginia, died Friday, December 3, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Benson was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro, Virginia, a member of the Moose Lodge in Waynesboro, and was an insurance agent with Rockingham & Virginia Farm Bureau for 30 years.
He was born on September 13, 1939, in Staunton, the son of Agnes S. Benson, of Waynesboro, and the late Clarence Hubert Benson.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Evelyn Virginia Benson, of Lexington; four children, Richard W. Benson, of Washington, D. C., Lorri B. Speidel, of Omaha, Nebraska, Janice B. Brenneman, of Montgomery, Indiana, and Randall S. Benson, of Marlinton; four step-children, Kenneth C. Donald, Lexington, Melissa D. Wetzel, of Churchville, Virginia, Michael E. Donald, of Buena Vista, Virginia, and Kevin A. Donald, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; three sisters, Margaret B. Campbell, Bobbie B. Dameron, and Lois A. Benson, all of Waynesboro; and eighteen grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Harrison Funeral Chapel in Lexington by Dr. Wyatt Mayes, with the Rev. Randy Benson and Michael Donald participating. Burial was in the Augusta Memorial Park, Staunton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockbridge Area Hospice, P. O. Box 948, Lexington, Virginia 24450.
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Gladys E. Moore
Gladys E. Moore, age 88, Route 2, Browns Creek, Marlinton, died Saturday, December 4, 1999, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was member of the Methodist Church.
Born May 22, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Bessie McLaughlin McCarty.
Her husband, Moody Moore, and a brother, Carl McCarty, are deceased.
Survivors include a sister, Geraldine McCarty Smith, of Marlinton, and a brother, Lynn McCarty, of Neola.
Graveside services were held Monday at 1 p. m. by the Rev. Jerry Moore in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Joyce E. Allen
Joyce Elaine Nottingham Allen, age 67, of St. Augustine, Florida, died Saturday, December 4, 1999, in St. Luke's/Mayo Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida.
After a lifelong career in the retail industry, she retired from Jacobson's, Inc., in Jacksonville. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Marlinton.
The daughter of the late Raymond Harvey Nottingham and Helen Grace Galford, she was born at Dunmore November 7, 1932.
She was married to Fred C. (Johnny) Allen, Jr., who died November 17, 1989.
Surviving her are two daughters, Berry Ann Valentine, of St. Augustine, Florida, and Margery Ruth Allen Blackwelder, of Marlinton; a sister, Charlotte N. Deputy, of St. Augustine, Florida; and two brothers, Russell Nottingham and Donald Nottingham, both of Dunmore; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p. m Thursday in St. John's Episcopal Church by the Revs. Lada Hardwick and Dan Macgill. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitation is Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p. m. at VanReenen Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
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Wade O. Gillispie
Wade O. Gillispie, of Winterhaven, Florida, formerly of Beaver Creek, died December 6, 1999.
Services are incomplete at this time.
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Thurl W. Gary
Thurl W. Gary, age 86, of 16B Notre Dame St.,Leominster, Massachusetts, a former Fitchburg, Massachusetts, resident, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at Olympus Health Care, Worcester, Massachusetts, after an illness.
Born March 11, 1913, in Piedmont, he was the son of the late William and Mattie Stewart Gary. The family formerly lived in Marlinton. He moved to Fitchburg in 1963, and lived there until moving to Leominster in 1981.
Mr. Gary worked at various industries in the Fitchburg-Leominster area, retiring from the San-Vel Company in 1981.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served with the 2104th Quartermaster Truck Company in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters.
He was a member of Lighthouse Church of God in Lunenburg.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy M. Jordan Gary; a son, Robert L. Gary, of Washington; a step-son, Charles B. Fitch, IV, of Liberty, New York; three step-daughters, Janet Colman, of the Bronx, New York, Georgette Duncan, of Brooklyn, New York, and Patricia Miller, of New York City; two brothers, Adam Gary, of Lewisburg, and the Rev. Roy Gary, of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Lucy Winston, of Fitchburg; seven grandchildren, and many step-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel H. Gary, in 1998, James Gary, in 1990, and Clinton Gary, in 1989; a sister, Jackie Gary, in 1989.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, in Bosk Funeral Home. After cremation, burial was in Devens Military Cemetery.
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Leland W. Wooddell
Leland W. "Jake" Wooddell, 81, of Akron, Ohio, died at home on November 28, 1999.
He was born on November 12, 1918, at Green Bank, the son of Harry and Rachel Wooddell.
Mr. Wooddell had resided in Akron since 1939 and was retired from the E. I. duPont Company. He was a member of Mt. Akra Lodge #680, the Valley of Akron Scottish Rite.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary Wooddell; two daughters, Karen A. Simkanin, of Uniontown, Ohio, and Janie Worrall-Olcott, of Tucson, Arizona; one brother, Geral Wooddell, of Green Bank; two sisters, Harry Wooddell, of Tucson, and Jane Donovan, of Pasadena, California; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Elizabeth Wooddell.
A Masonic service was held on December 1 and private funeral service will be held later.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hunger Program at First Grace United Church of Chirst, 350 South Portage Path, Akron, Ohio 44320.