Winters "Wint" Hefner, age 79, of Bridgewater, Virginia, died February 3, 2000, at his home following a short illness.
He was born August 9, 1920, the son of the late Andy and Ota Lewis Hefner, of Mill Point.
Mr. Hefner was in the Civilian Military Training Corps and was an Army veteran. He operated Hefner's Store in Mill Point and was postmaster there for 13 years. He was retired from Walker Manufacturing in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He also worked for Heatwole Auction Company.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hefner, of Bridgewater; a brother, Alec Hefner, of Seebert; three sons, Bill Hefner, of Mill Point, Richard Hefner, of Renick, Jim Hefner, of Six Mile, South Carolina; two daughters, Susan C. Kershner, of Droop, and Nancy Gibby, of Bryson City, North Carolina; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three stepsons, Glen and Roger Baughman, of Dayton, Virginia, Eddie Baughman, of Harrisonburg, and Dottie Kyger, of Bridgewater, six step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Josh Gibby.
The funeral service was conducted at 2 p. m. on February 6 at the Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater, by the Rev. Tony Martin. Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Bridgewater.
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Margaret Harless, age 81, of Seebert, formerly of Switzer, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea.
Mrs. Harless was a former president of the Meat Cutters Union in Logan.
She was born November 20, 1918, the daughter of Andrew and Esther Lawrence.
Preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers, Andrew, Gazel, and Victor Lawrence. She was the widow of Arlen "Doc" Harless.
Surviving her is a sister, Irene Bower, of Sylmar, California.
Services were held at 2 p. m. Monday at James Funeral Home, Logan. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill.
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Grover W. Taylor
Grover W. Taylor, age 90, of Green Bank, died Thursday, Feburary 3, 2000, at Alleghany Regional Hospital at Low Moor, Virginia.
A retired carpenter, he was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Green Bank.
Mr. Taylor was born December 17, 1909, at Wesley Chapel, the son of the late George W. and Amanda Kelley Taylor.
His wife, Frances Cole Taylor, preceded him in death. Also deceased are six sisters, Josie Elliott, Georgia Galford, Lucy Buzzard, Bertie Taylor, Susie Doyle, and Elizabeth Starcher, and a brother, Charlie J. Taylor.
He is survived by two daughters, Beverly A. Taylor, of Boston, Massachusetts; two sons, Henry A. Taylor, of Green Bank, and Larry C. Taylor, of Marlinton; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Scott Ingleton and the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Wesley Chapel Church Cemetery.
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Betty Liptrap Long
Betty Liptrap Long, age 66, of Cleveland, Ohio, died January 30, 2000, in a hospital there after a six-months' illness with lung cancer.
Born in Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Almeda Candler Liptrap.
She was married to Roy Long, formerly of Clover Lick, who died about 20 years ago.
She worked before her marriage at the Pocahontas Times office.
Surviving her are three daughters, Rhonda Harmoa, Karen Stotts, and Judy, all of Cleveland; a brother, Allen Wayne Liptrap, of Marlinton; a sister, Virginia Lee Garten, of Hopewell, Virginia; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services and burial were in Cleveland.
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Lucille Mary Bennett
Lucille Mary Bennett, age 79, of Cookeville, Tennessee, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Smyrna.
She was born December 5, 1920, in Pocahontas County, the daughter of the late Wesley Moses and Lucy Alice Smith Underwood.
Her family includes a son, Thomas Bennett, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; two daughters, Janice Erickson, of Benton, Kentucky, and Patty Norcia, of Owensboro, Kentucky; a sister, Ida Phillips, of Cookeville; 27 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Coye Ernest Bennett.
Funeral services were held January 9 from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home by Rev. Ray Vick. Burial was in Saylors Cemetery in White County.
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Emery Kermit Wyatt
Emery Kermit Wyatt, age 86, of Dunmore, dies Monday, February 7, 2000, at his home after an extended illness.
He was born September 27, 1913, at Paynesville, the son of the late Thomas C. and Millie Jane Horn Wyatt.
He was a coal miner, teacher, farmer, and worked at the Newport News Shipyard from 1968 to 1979. He was a member of the Baxter Presbyterian Church at Dunmore, and was a member of Southern States Cooperative. He served in the CCC's.
Mr. Wyatt was preceded in death by a son, Thomas A. Wyatt, a brother, Olan Wyatt, and a sister, Lola Rowe.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Perry Wyatt; a daughter, Judith Wyatt Schriner Estilow, of Hampton, Virginia; two sons, Emery F. Wyatt, of Dunmore, and Edward A. Wyatt, of Hampton; two sisters, Lenoa Keene and Mary Minnick, of Paynesville; three brothers, Lloyd Wyatt, of Paynesville, Troy and Roy Wyatt, of Appomattox, Virginia; eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. at the Baxter Presbyterian Church by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial will follow in the McCutcheon Cemetery, Dunmore
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p. m. at VanReenen Funeral Home.