Doris Lambert, 57, of Green Bank, died Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, which are incomplete at press time.
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Grace Ann Broyles
Grace Ann Biggs Broyles, age 96, of Marlinton, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Broyles was born October 20, 1903, in Summers County, the daughter of Jasper and Sally Jackson Biggs.
She was married to Andrew Wilson "Andy" Broyles, who is deceased. Others preceding her in death were a daughter, Lillie McClure, and a son, Bobby Broyles; two sisters, an infant and Effie Michael; seven brothers, Charlie Biggs, Henry Biggs, James Biggs, Albert Biggs, John Biggs, Paul Biggs, and Lamer Biggs.
Surviving her are seven daughters, Eva Marie Hannah, of Oceana, Pauline Dilley, of Vine Grove, Kentucky, Peggy Landis, of Marlinton, Pat Puffenbarger, of Hillsboro, Nancy Broyles, Brenda Broyles, and Barbara Broyles, all of Marlinton; four sons, Russell Broyles, of Nettie, James Broyles, of Newport News, Virginia, Bernard Broyles and Larry Broyles, both of Marlinton; a brother, Wilson Biggs, of Marlinton; twenty-four grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Benson and the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Alzheimers Association.
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John Irvine, age 83, of Mill Point, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He was a heavy-equipment operator, an Army veteran of World War II, and a Protestant.
Mr. Irvine was born at Edray October 3, 1916, the son of Frank W. and Dovie Dotson Irvine.
Preceding him in death were six sons, John, Gratton, Anthony, Roger, Wilson and Alexander Irvine; a sister, Aldine Cline; and a brother, Earl Irvine.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Gray Hogsett Irvine; three daughters, Saundra K. Craft, of Gonzales, Texas, Grace V. Shea, of Charleston, and Sharon L. Singer, of Stafford, Virginia; four sons, Ashley Irvine, of Dale City, Virginia, Jack Lee Irvine, of Woodbridge, Virginia, Donald "Timmy" Irvine, of Clackmas, Oregon, and Earl Irvine, of Lynchburg, Virginia; a sister, Ruby Lee Winebrenner, of Gauley Bridge; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Tuesday morning by Pastor Jack Burks. Burial with military rites was in the William Sharp, Jr., Cemetery in the Brush Country.
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Wesley Earl Coleman
Wesley Earl Coleman, age 73, of Green Bank, died Friday, January 7, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was of the Methodist faith and a maintenance supervisor at Huttonsville State Prison. A disabled World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Born June 22, 1926, at Bentree, he was the son of the late Lloyd Russell and Danieth Ellen Legg Coleman.
He was preceded in death by a son, John George Coleman; a granddaughter, Sarah Jane Coleman; and two brothers, Russell Lloyd Coleman and Andrew Scott Coleman.
Surviving him are his wife, Virginia Woods Coleman; seven daughters, Pamela Sue Brewer, of North Carolina, Marcia Ann Coleman, of New York City, Johnnie Fadel, of Clemson, North Carolina, Brenda Dannenselser, of Baltimore, Maryland, Eileen Gayle Burke, of Piney Flats, Tennessee, Catherine Louise Strickler, of McGaheysville, Virginia, and Danieth Ellen Bennett, of Chuluota, Florida; a son, Wesley Lloyd Coleman, of Arbovale; three step-daughters, Patricia Kelley, of Green Bank, and Debra Wolfe and Susan Wolfe, both of Cass; a step-son, Richard Wolfe, of Cass; a sister, Danieth Ruth Patton, of Chuluota, Florida; two brothers, Herman Dewey Coleman, of Lewisburg, and Ralph Claude Coleman, of Green Bank; twelve grandchildren; eleven step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at the Durbin Church of the Brethren by the Rev. William Vandevender. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Marvin D. Grogg
Marvin David Grogg, age 57, of Westminster, Maryland, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at the Carroll County General Hospital.
Mr. Grogg had been a Maintenance Engineer for Ottenberg's Bakeries and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Emory United Methodist Church, Upperco, Maryland.
The son of the late Forrest E. and Flora Mae Sheets Grogg, he was born November 6, 1942, in Green Bank.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jean Simmons Grogg, of Westminster; a daughter, Lisa A. Thomas, of Finksburg; a son, Davis S. Grogg, of Hampstead, Maryland; brothers, Merle Grogg, of Atwater, Ohio, Edward "Ray" Grogg, of Sarasota, Florida, Donald Grogg, of Arbovale, and Forrest "Cowboy" Grogg, of Randallstown, Maryland; sisters, Martha Foster, of Marlinton, Selma "Betty" Wade, of Geneva, Ohio, Dorotha Shrader, of Dunmore, and Ruth Ann Mullenax, of Arbovale; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Haight Funeral Home and Chapel by the Rev. Dave Collins and the Rev. Ken McDonald. Burial was in Lake View Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Ralph C. John
Ralph Candler John, age 80, of Ocean Pines, Maryland, died Thursday, November 25, 1999, at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore.
Dr. John lived in Marlinton and attended school here while his father, the Rev. B. W. John, was pastor of the Marlinton United Methodist Church, and later visited the family at the John farm in the Hill Country.
He attended Berea College, Duke University, and Boston University, was associate pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D. C., was dean at the American University in Washington, then president of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and retired as president of Western Maryland College in Westminster, Maryland, in 1984. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, member of the Rotary and Cosmos Clubs, and a hunter and fisherman.
He was born in Prince Frederick, Maryland, the son of Byron W. and Gladys Thomas John.
Surviving him are his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Prince John; three sons, Douglass Prince John, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Byron Wilson John, of Stevensville, Maryland, and Alan Randall John, of Berlin, Maryland; two brothers, James M. John, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Byron M. John, of Greenville, South Carolina; one sister, Virginia Black, of Danville; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held November 27 at the Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City by the Rev. George Patterson.
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Gale J. Warner
Gale J. Warner, age 84, of Riverton, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was a farmer and livestock and poultry grower, had done construction work at Columbia Gas, and had worked for Allegheny Wood Products. He retired in 1978. He was a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church.
Born November 9, 1915, at Riverton, he was a son of the late Zola Denver and Eva Jane Cook Warner.
On January 11, 1939, he married Elsie Lena Smth Warner, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Betty Rader, of Dailey; four sons, Richard G. Warner, of Franklin, Robert Warner, of Daleville, Virginia, Carroll Warner, of Seneca Rocks, and Jerry W. Warner, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; thirteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by one son and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin by the Rev. Stanley Kile and Richard Warner officiating. Burial will be in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Grant Memorial Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.
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Josephine Browning Jones
Miriam Josephine Browning Jones died January 10, 2000, in Yucca Valley, California, where she lived for the past 50 years.
She was born in Pocahontas County on November 28, 1908, the daughter of the late Mary Gold McNeel Browning and William Agustus Browning.
She graduated from Hillsboro High School and married William Harry Jones, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her sister, Lina Virginia "Boots" Browning MacFarland, in 1986, and brother, William McNeel Browning, in 1995. She is the aunt of Dr. William McNeel Browning, Jr., of Hillsboro, and Robert Owen Browning, of Greenbrier County.
She was an avid knitter, traveler, and family historian.
Funeral arrangements are being made by VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton.
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William A. Burchfield
William Arlie Burchfield, age 72, of Charleston, died Sunday, December 26, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, after a long illness.
He was the son of the late Rose Andrew Burchfield and Veva Ware, of Elkins.
He was retired from Southern Appalachian Coal Company, a member of the American Legion Post #29 of Elkins, the VFW Post #8129, of Charleston, and a Veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Burchfield, of Charleston; two daughters, Kathleen Burchfield, of Charleston, and Joyce Lynch, of Atlanta, Georgia; one brother, Lyle Burchfield, of Willston, Florida; one sister, Goldie Pennington, of Elkins; two grandsons.
Services were held Thursday, December 30, 1999, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Eddie Haynes. Burial was held in Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens, with graveside rites by the VFW Post #8129.