Gertrude Shay Anderson
Gertrude Shay Anderson, age 92 years, of West Palm Beach, Florida, died Monday, December 27, 1999.
Mrs. Anderson and her husband, Charles A. Anderson, were owners and operators for many years of the Marlinton Hotel and Alpine Theatre (located where the present First Citizens Bank is located and which burned in December 1967), moving to Florida in 1949. They owned and operated the Guaranty Building in downtown West Palm Beach from 1949 to 1973.
She was a member of ZONTA, Eastern Star and United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches.
Mr. Anderson died in 1986.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by three step-sons, Robert J. Anderson, of Stuart, Florida, and David C. and William B. Anderson, of West Palm Beach; and her cousin, Pauline Shay Delligatti.
A graveside service was held on January 3 at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 6411 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach.
Memorial gifts may be given to United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, 900 Brandywine Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409.
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Sandra S. Malcomb
Sandra Sue Malcomb, age 50, of Camden on Gauley, died January 14, 2000, in Summersville Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility, after a long illness.
She was a Baptist.
Surviving her are five brothers, Sherman Malcomb, of Summersville, Milo "Mike" Malcomb, of Yellow Springs, Billy Malcomb, of Milton, Gilbert Malcomb and Timmy Malcomb, both of Camden on Gauley; and four sisters, Alice Legg, of Craigsville, Debbie Baughman, of Summersville, Linda Teters, of Marlinton, and Donna Malcomb, of Erbacon.
Graveside service was held Sunday at Mount Olive Cemetery, Tioga, by the Rev. Mike Malcomb.
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Omega Madge Wagner
Omega Madge Wagner, age 91, of Neola, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home at Fairlea, following an extended illlnesss.
She was born August 21, 1908, at Knoxville, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Alburn and Georgia Virginia Todd Watson.
Her husband, Charles L. H. Wagner, preceded her in death in 1990.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara "Bobbie" Rider, of Neola, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service was conducted at St. John's Episcopal Church in Marlinton at 5 p. m. Sunday by the Rev. Dan Macgill and the Rev. Gary Waple. Her body was cremated.
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John David Simmons
John David Simmons, age 89, of Renick, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at home, after a short illness.
Mr. Simmons was a farmer, an avid hunter and fisherman and the last surviving member of the original Beaver Lick Hunt Club. He was retired from the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway after 18 years service.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Clara Lewis Simmons, of Renick; a son, Eugene Simmons, of Hillsboro, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Tuesday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg by the Rev. Jim Anderson. Burial followed in Morningside Cemetery at Renick.
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Homer K. Stanley
Homer K. Stanley, age 69, of Young Harris, Georgia, died December 16, 1999, at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, Georgia.
Mr. Stanley was born May 19, 1930, in Cass, a son of the late William Guy and Margaret Gertrude Ludington Stanley.
He moved to Georgia from New Ellenton, South Carolina, after retiring as a maintenance mechanic instructor for a nuclear power plant. He was a U. S. Navy and Naval Reserve veteran, having served in the Korean War. He attended Old Brasstown Baptist Church, and was a member of Hopewell Masonic Lodge in Jackson, South Carolina, Hopewell Chapter of O.E.S., Omar Shrine Club, and Towns County Lions Club.
Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Beatrice and Louise Costello.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie King Stanley; two daughters, Patricia Millwood, of Greenville, South Carolina, and Bonita Suggs, of Young Harris; sisters, Pearl Naste and Phyllis Warnick, both of Canton, Ohio; brothers, Russell Stanley, of Navarro, Ohio, Marvin Stanley, of Aiken, South Carolina, Paul Stanley, of Canton, Ohio, Earl Stanley, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Maynard Stanley, of South Carolina; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 19, at 2 p. m. at Old Brasstown Baptist Church by the Rev. Billy Stiles, Rev. Ricky Rogers, and Rev. Jimmy Rogers. Interment was in the church cemetery.
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Mabel A. Beale
Mabel A. Rhea Beale, age 85, of Alexandria, Virginia, formerly of Pocahontas County, died January 11, 2000, in Mount Vernon Hospital.
She was a native of Pocahontas County and the widow of "Bud" Beale, of Mace and Dry Branch area. She moved to Charleston after his death.
Surviving her is a daughter, Barbara Deramo, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held at 1 p. m. Saturday in Mingo Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Geraldine Buckley Dilley
Geraldine Buckley Dilley, age 85, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, in Morgantown.
She was born in Buckeye July 13, 1914, the daughter of the late Attorney Joshua E. and Martha Harris Buckley.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Dr. Charles Kermit Dilley, and a sister, Helen Jean Roberts.
Mrs. Dilley attended Edray District High School and was active in 4-H Club activities on the local, state, and national level. She was a graduate of West Virginia University with a BS in Home Economics. She taught in the public schools of Michigan and Pocahontas County, and then went to Florida, retiring in 1975. She came to Morgantown about two years ago.
Surviving her are a son, Charles Kermit (Chuck) Dilley, Jr., of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two daughters, Dr. Martha Kay Dilley Mullett Neal, of Morgantown, and Elizabeth Buckley (Betsy) Whitman, of Olympia, California; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery Thursday. A memorial service will be held later.
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Sarah McCarty Dilley
Sarah Frances McCarty Dilley, age 76, of Clemmons, North Carolina, formerly of Marlinton, died on Sunday, January 16, 2000, from injuries received from a car accident.
Born at Hillsboro October 19, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Ellen Smith McCarty.
She was the widow of the late Maynard Dilley.
She attended business school in Charleston and worked at S. B. Wallace & Company for a time.
Surviving her are two sons, Dr. James Richard Dilley, 6124 Charlene Drive, Clemmons, NC 27012, and Phillip Dilley, of Summersville; a daughter, Barbara Dilley, also of Clemmons; a brother, William R. McCarty, of Buckeye; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at the Marlinton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Stanley Clark and Earl D. "Butch" Michael. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Stanley Albert Mullenax
Stanley Albert Mullenax, age 80, of Durbin, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Mullenax attended Boyer Hill Mennonite Church and was of the Protestant faith. He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving as an armed guard on a tanker, and was a member of the VFW. He retired with 43 years of service from Howes Leather Company.
The son of the late Emory and Mamie Hoover Mullenax, he was born at Boyer June 11, 1919.
Preceding him in death were his brothers, Leonard Hoover and Claude Mullenax, and two infant sisters, Ruth and Naomi.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Sheets Mullenax; two daughters, 0Linda Ervin and Charlotte Mullenax, both of White Sulphur Springs; a son, David Mullenax, of Elkins; three sisters, Genny Washburn, of Virginia, Elizabeth Arbogast, of Wellsburg, and Marian Eye of Ohio; two brothers, Paul Mullenax and Richard Mullenax, both of Boyer; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Paul Good and the Rev. Donnie Curry. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery on Back Mountain.
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Charles E. Wimer
Charles E. Wimer, age 64, of Cherry Grove, died Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
He was a U. S. Army veteran and a retired painter.
Born March 4, 1935, in Durbin, he was a son of the late Arch Woods and Stella May Wimer Woods.
Surviving him are a daughter, Brenda Justice, of Baltimore, Maryland; two sons, Michael Wimer and Ronald Wimer, both of Baltimore; five half-sisters, Daisy Payne, of Kannapolis, North Carolina, Arzella Dye, of Jamestown, Pennsylvania, Mary Fincham, of Mill Creek, Bonnie Shifflett, of Lanham, Maryland, and Linda Queen, of Cass; five half-brothers, Luther Peck, Jr., of Elkins, Clifford Peck, of Arbovale, Carl Peck, Sr., of Bartow, Donald Peck, of Durbin, and Kenny Peck, of Cass.
Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Wednesday at the Cherry Grove Community Church by the Rev. Bobby Brown. Burial was in the Durbin Cemetery.
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Opal Lura Ryder Simpson
Opal Lura Ryder Simpson, age 91, of Cumberland, Maryland, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at Devlin Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland.
Mrs. Simpson was a graduate of Edray District High School and Marshall University. She began her teaching career in Pocahontas County, and later taught in Wiley Ford and then at St. Mary's School in Cumberland. She was a member of Emmanuel Bethel United Methodist Church, Cumberland.
Born December 14, 1908, in Mountain Grove, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late George W. Ryder and Margaret Ramsey Ryder, of Marlinton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank T. Simpson, in 1980, and by five brothers and five sisters.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy L. Simpson, Cumberland, and one sister, Mabel Alyce (Pat) Cundiff, Landenberg, Pennsylvania.
The funeral service was conducted at the Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg, Maryland, on December 27 by the Rev. Mildred C. Martin. Burial was in Dawson Cemetery in Rawlings.
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Hilma M Sheets
Hilma M. Sheets, age 85, of Green Bank, died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
Mrs. Sheets was a member of Arbovale United Methodist Church. She was a former school teacher, secretary-treasurer for Durbin Fire Department, a member of the Rebekah Lodge, VFW Auxiliary, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 25, 1914, at Green Bank, the daughter of the late Claude Leroy and Odessa R. Kerr Barkley.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helene Raines and Nell Barkley, and a brother, Vere Leroy Barkley.
Surviving are her husband, Orville W. Sheets, whom she married June 15, 1941; a daughter, Carolyn K. Bream, of Fairfax, Virginia; two sons, William L. Sheets, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Danny A. Sheets, of Durbin; two sisters, Odessa Kane, of Cass, and Pauline Worstell, of Naples, Florida; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home in Arbovale Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Memorial donationns dmay be made to Arbovale United Methodist Church.
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Violet M. Mackemull, age 79, of Bethesda, Maryland, died January 11, 2000, in a Bethesda, Maryland, hospital after a long illness.
She was born at Arbovale, the daughter of Bryan and Elva Pugh. She lived in Bethesda, Maryland, most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Mackemull; a sister, Viola Urie; and a brother, Loman Pugh.
She is survived by five sons, Charles Gray, of Waynesboro, Virginia, Ronald Gray, of Silver Spring, Maryland, Dallas Berch, of Damascus, Maryland, Andrew Gray, of Toledo, Ohio; one daughter, Ramona Mills, of Walbridge, Ohio; one sister, Nellie Waybright, of Green Bank; one brother, Ellis Pugh, of New Freedom, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Ms. Mackemull's body was cremated. A memorial service was held on January 15, in the Chapel of the Pumphrey Funeral Home, Bethesda.