Annie Eileen Kendrick, age 93, formerly of Northwich, Cheshire, England, died December 23, 1999, at the Paragon Nursing Home in Edgeworth, following a long illness.
She was born on February 24, 1907, in Northwich, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Patten Hickson.
She was a homemaker and member of St. Thomas' Church of England, Rudheath. She was active in the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Mrs. Kendrick is survived by two daughters, Margaret Mary Kendrick, Bolton, England, and Denise McNeel, of Marlinton; and a grandson, James.
Mrs. Kendrick was preceded in her death by her parents, her husband, Charles, and a sister, Margaret Warburton.
Funeral service was held on Thursday, January 6, 2000, at St. Thomas' Church with the Reverend Paul Dawson officiating, and was followed by burial at Rudheath Cemetery.
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Margaret Mary Kendrick, 63, of Bolton, England, died December 25, 1999, in Queens Park Hospital, Blackburn, from injuries incurred in an automobile accident the previous day.
Ms. Kendrick was born August 5, 1936, in Northwich, England, and was the daughter of Charles and Annie Hickson Kendrick.
She retired in 1994 after forty years of service with the National Health Service. At the time of her retirement she was Director of Nursing Services, Consumer Relations, and Quality for the Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Health Authority. She received her initial training from Manchester Royal Infirmary, with additional training at St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester, Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, and at Kingston Hospital, Kingston-upon-Thames. Prior to her Blackburn position she was Chief Nursing Officer for the City of Bolton, and also she worked in all areas of nursing including work as a mid-wife, health visitor, and as a sister-tutor.
Following her retirement, Ms. Kendrick continued to serve on National Industrial Tribunals in Manchester, was an active member of the Soroptimist International of Bolton, became a licensed reflexologist and aromatherapist, and studied computer sciences and calligraphy. She also served as a chaperone on three Pocahontas County French Club trips to Quebec and was a frequent visitor to Marlinton.
She is survived by one sister, Denise McNeel, of Marlinton.
Funeral service was held jointly with that of her mother on Thursday, January 6, 2000, at St. Thomas' Church, Rudheath, with the Reverend Paul Dawson officiating. Burial was in the Rudheath Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Ms. and Mrs. Kendrick to the Pocahontas County Humane Society.
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Ena Hill Beverage
Ena Ruth Hill Beverage, age 93, of Clover Lick, died Saturday, December 25, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Beverage was born December 7, 1906, at Lobelia, the daughter of A. W. and Meta Eagle Hill.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Earl W. Beverage, and five sisters, Stella Brown, Eula Hill, Leila Williams, Orda Smith, and Ressie Joyce.
Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Gardner, of Dunmore; a son, Richard Beverage, of Cass; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Beverage Cemetery at Clover Lick on Sunday, December 26, by the Rev. David Rittenhouse.
Memorial donations may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Arlis O. Parsons
Arlis O. Parsons, age 75, of Huntersville, died Friday, December 24, 1999, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Mrs. Parsons was a homemaker and a cook. She was a Methodist by faith and a member of A.A.R.P. and the Senior Citizens in Marlinton.
She was born on Beaver Creek near Huntersville on May 5, 1924, the daughter of the late Dewey H. and Grethal Madison Burr. Preceding her in death were her husband, Arthur A. Parsons, and a daughter, Patty L. Parsons.
She is survived by a daughter, Dianna Melton, of Marlinton; sons, Allen R. and Larry L. Parsons, of Marlinton; sisters, Louise Moore, of Annandale, Virginia, Millie Purdy, of Arlington, Virginia, Phyllis Pyne, of Hopkinson, Massachusetts, Jean Burr, of Marlinton; a brother, Henry D. Burr, of Marlinton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, at 2 p. m. at the Cummings Creek Victory Chapel by the Rev. Norman Lee Alderman. Burial was in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pocahontas Center Auxiliary, Rt. 1, Box 500, Marlinton, WV 24954.
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David G. McLane
David Gerald McLane, age 72, of Green Bank, formerly of Nitro, died Sunday, December 26, 1999, at Liberty House Nursing Home in Clifiton Forge, Virginia.
Mr. McLane had been a resident of Green Bank for 22 years and was a charter member of Hebron Baptist Church at Green Bank. He formerly lived in Nitro, where he was a department head of FMC. He was a 40-year Mason, a member of the Eastern Star, and a former Lions Club member. A Navy Veteran, he was a member of the V. F. W.
Born December 11, 1927, he was the son of the late Homer and Lula Mae Jones McLane.
A brother, Offie McLane, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Helen Harrison McLane; two daughters, Cora Jean Childers, of Bringhurst, Indiana, and Linda Kay , of Robinson, Illinois; two sons, Randall McLane, of Red House, and Dwayne "Mack" Boggess, also of Red House; five sisters, Margaret Kessell, of Poca, Arbutus Leach, of Rock Branch, Beatrice Miller and Virginia Stevens, both of Cross Lanes, and Frankie Ruth Humphreys, of Nitro; four brothers, Paul McLane, of Hurricane, Charles McLane, of Cross Lanes, James "Jim" McLane, of Poca, and Jack McLane, of Eleanor; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday, December 29, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Ray Humphrey. Burial with Masonic graveside rites was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, c/o Coby Brown, Marlinton, WV 24954.
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Ellie Louise Morrison
Ellie Louise Morrison, age 48, of Lewisburg, formerly of Renick, died Friday, December 24, 1999, at home, following a short illness.
She was a former employee of Kellwood.
Born December 29, 1950, at Renick, she was the daughter of the late Ottie and Vernie Cochran Morrison.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey Stanley.
Survivors include two sons, Michael and Chad Morrison, at home; five sisters, Stella Reinholt, of Renick, Sadie Windon, of Frankford, Nellie Farley, of White Sulphur Springs, Nancy Liptrap, of Marlinton, and Mary Windon, of Maxwelton; six brothers, Archie Morrison, of Iron Gate, Virginia, Harold Morrison, of Hinesville, Georgia, Raymond and Pete Morrison, both of Renick, Calvin Morrison, of Caldwell, and Jim Morrison, of Frankford.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg by the Rev. Everette Defibaugh. Burial was in Morningside Cemetery at Renick.
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Mary Opal Rider
Mary Opal Rider, age 80, of Sinks Grove, died Tuesday, December 21, 1999, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea, after a long illness.
She was a member of Pickaway Church of God.
Born January 19, 1919, in Webster County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Bessie Beale Fowler.
Her husband, Theodore Rider, died in August, 1980.
Surviving her are a daughter, Bessie Perkins, of Renick; two sons, Harold Ryder, of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, and Henry Ryder, of Naples, Idaho; two brothers, Arden Fowler, of Catawba, Virginia, and Joe Fowler, of Oregon; a sister, Monnie Malcomb, of Cowen; nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildlren.
Services were held Monday at the Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg by the Rev. James Allen. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Dunmore.
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Phyllis P. Hamrick
Phyllis P. Hamrick, age 75, of Lewisburg, died December 31, 1999, at home after a long illness.
Mrs. Hamrick was a member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church, The Business and Professional Women's Club, Lewisburg, and the Cancer Support Group. She was president of Hamrick Distributing Company.
Born at Seebert October 27, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Moody and Susie Clendenin Pyles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virle (Ace) Hamrick in 1995; a daughter, Ann Harper Hamrick in 1965; three brothers, Gyle, Gay, and Garland Pyles; and two sisters, Laura Pyles and Marie Nutter.
Surviving her are two daughters, Susan Banton and Adair McClung, both of Lewisburg; two sisters, Jane Jones, of Richmond, Virginia, and Martha McKenna, of Paducah, Kentucky; four grandsons and two great-grandsons.
Services were held Monday at Lewisburg United Methodist Church by the Rev. Patricia Jarvis and the Rev. Julian Sulgit. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 214 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901.