Naomi F. Morgan
Miss Naomi Frances Morgan, 96, of Fairmont, died Tuesday, December 14, at Fairmont General Hospital.
She was born on October 20, 1903, in Marion County, the daughter of the late James Franklin and Mary Morris Morgan.
Miss Morgan retired from the Marion County Schools in 1968 after a teachering career that began in 1922. She was a member of the first graduating class of East Fairmont High School in 1922, received her teaching certificate from Fairmont Normal School the same year, and a BA from Fairmont State College in 1948.
She was member of the Diamond Temple United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a youth leader and 4-H leader for over 50 years. She was a 50 year member of the Crossroads Extension Homemakers and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Crossroad Community Center.
Survivors include a brother, Ben Morgan, of Marlinton.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Morris Morgan and a sister, Neva Jones.
Service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Ford Funeral Home Chapel in Fairmont with the Rev. Peggy Scharff officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Fairmont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the W. Va. 4-H All Star WVU Foundation, PO Box 6031, Morgantown, WV 26506; Crossroads Community Center, Rt. 4, Fairmont, WV 26554; Diamond Temple UMC, 301 Diamond Street, Fairmont, WV 26554
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Linda L. Williamson
Linda L. Williamson, age 52, of Mineral, Virginia, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, after a long illness with cancer.
She was born July 11, 1947, the daughter of Genevieve Hoover and the late Elmer Collins, Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Richard "Ricky" Williamson; son, Richard, Jr.; daughter, Sheri Brady; three brothers, Elmer Collins, of Renick, Ronnie Collins, of Shipman, Virginia, and Charles Collins, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Garland Collins.
Funeral services were Saturday, December 11, at Good Hope Baptist Church, Spotsylvania, Virginia, with burial at Stafford Memorial Cemetery, Stafford, Virginia.
Rick and Linda were formerly of Renick.
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Clarence William Benson
Helen V. Walters, formerly of Weston, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999, in Clintwood, where she had resided for seven years.
Born in Rock Cave, she was the daughter of Georgia Kincaid Harper and William Wease Harper.
She was a long time member of St. Matthew Methodist Church, of Weston.
Mrs. Walters was married to Carl Henry Walters for 53 years until his death in 1980. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Richard W. Walters and Carl Dale Walters; and sisters, Ruth Darr and Clotille Chidester.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol W. Alderman, of Clintwood; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Fowler, of Dover, Delaware; brother, William Harper, of Marlinton.
Graveside services were held at Weston Masonic Cemetery by Dr. Joseph Shreve.
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Kay L. Grimes
Kay L. Grimes, age 64, of Dunmore, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at his home after a long illness.
Mr. Grimes attended the New Hope Church of the Brethren.
He was born July 14, 1935, at Reader, the son of the late David H. and Dolly Burgess Grimes.
Preceding him in death were a son, Scott Grimes, and a sister, Mary Jackson.
Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Grimes, of Clifton Forge, Virginia, and Sandra Perdue, of Dunmore; a sister, Myrna Hooker, of Hot Springs, Virginia; two brothers, Lynn Grimes, of Dunmore, and Terry Grimes, of Elkins; and three grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the New Hope Church of the Brethren at Dunmore by the Rev. David Rittenhouse and the Rev. David Grimes. Burial was in the Dunmore Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the New Hope Church of the Brethren Building Fund.
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Clyde A. Rogers
Clyde A. Rogers, age 86, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died Friday, December 3, 1999, in Life Care Center, East Ridge, Tennessee.
Born in Buckeye in 1913, he was the son of Lemaster (Buzz) and Savannah Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Melba.
Survivors include a son, James M. Rogers, of Collierville, Tennessee; a brother, James B. (Jim) Rogers, of Miamisburg, Ohio; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was retired from T.V.A. as an engineer after 35 years' service. He was a veteran of the Army and the Army Corps of Engineers, a member of T.V.A. Retirees, and a member of Shepherd Baptist Church in Chattanooga.
Graveside services were held Monday, December 6, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens, in Hixson, Tennessee.
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Joseph (Neil) L. Cassell
Joseph (Neil) L. Cassell, age 66, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at his home in Killeen, Texas.
A native of Durbin, he had lived in Killeen since 1954. He was in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. His military awards included Expert Rifle, Marksman Pistol, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal. He was employed as golf course manager and pro at Killeen Municipal Course for 17 years. He was a starter volunteer at Fort Hood golf course, an active bowler, and a member of the Killeen Bowling Association.
Mr. Cassell was born in Durbin May 5, 1933, the son of the late Joseph and Mae Collins Cassell. They and a sister, Shirley Sheets, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Sandra Cassell; two sons, Ricky Cassell, of Westminster, Maryland, and Alvin Moss, of Killeen; four daughters, Deborah Tyler, of Splendora, Texas, Penny Torres, San Antonio, Texas, Catherine Alvarez and Peggy Davidson, of Temple, Texas; three brothers, John Cassell and Brown Cassell, of Cass, and Chester Cassell, of Tridelphia; four sisters, Penny Miller, of Baltimore, Maryland, Mary Perkins, of Buckhannon; Virginia Cassell, of Hillsboro, and Shelby McLaughlin, of Dunmore; and fourteen grandchildren.
Funeral services with military honors were held Tuesday at Harper-Talasek Chapel in Killeen by the Rev. David Morgan. Cremation after service, with interment at Back Mountain Cemetery at a later date..
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Austin E. Hudson
Austin E. Hudson, of Nitro, died Friday, December 10, 1999, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.
He was a native of Nitro, retired mechanic from Allied Chemical, Nitro, with 25 years' service, and a member of First Baptist Church of Nitro and Moose Lodge 565, Nitro.
Mr. Hudson had a camp on Stamping Creek and came to Pocahontas for many years.
Surviving him are his wife, Linda Hudson; son, Michael E. Hudson, of Nitro, Duke Allen, of Knoxville, Tennessee; daughter, Patty Hanson, of Nitro; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Monday at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with entombment in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cross Lanes.