Wilburn L. Wright
Wilburn L. "Chief" Wright, age 73, of Renick, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Wright was a retired electronics engineer with the Bendix Corporation in Ronceverte and was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the Philippines.
Born at Stuart, Virginia, November 1, 1926, he was the son of the late Walter Lester and Ethel Huff Wright.
Preceding him in death were two sisters, Myrtle Rakes and Peggy Martin, and a brother, Henry Wright.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Daniels Wright; two daughters, Carol Sue Wright, of Bassett, Virginia, and Susan Walker, of Statesville, North Carolina; four sons, Chester Wright, of Stanley, North Carolina, Leon Wright, of Fieldale, Virginia, Gary Williamson, of Renick, and Richard Williamson, of Mineral, Virginia; a sister, Erma Gardner, of Stoneville, North Carolina; a brother, Arlis Wright, of Stuart, Virginia; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday by the Rev. Raymond Gau in Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.
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Norman Jack, age 72, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, died February 11, 2000, at home after a short illness.
Norman was a 27-year decorated Army veteran, proud of his achievements in defending his country.
The son of the late Al and Carrie Jack, he was born in 1928 at Marlinton.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Donald, and Leroy, and two sisters, Evelyn Dunbrack and Margaret Harkrader.
Surviving him are his wife, Patty Jack, of Elizabethtown; daughter, Martha O'Bryant, grandson and granddaughter, of Atlanta, Georgia; step-son, Brad Burton, and step-granddaughter, of Floyd Knob, Indiana; four sisters, Alice Dunbrack and Dorothy Jack, both of Marlinton, Mary Jane Hiner, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, and Sue Ann Stadler, of Calvin; and two brothers, Clarence and Gilbert Jack, both of Marlinton.
Funeral service was held at the Madison Chapel by the Rev. Dan Wilhite. He was buried in the Dupont Cemetery in Indiana with military honors by soldiers from Fort Knox.
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Jeffery Lynn Hamrick
Jeffrey Lynn "Rocky" Hamrick, age 41, of Valley Head, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, of injuries received in an automobile accident near Whittaker Falls, Webster County.
He was a custodian at Snowshoe Ski Resort and a member of Webster Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving him are his wife, Kathy Hamrick; daughter, Misty Channell, of Webster Springs; step-son, Jerome Lee Greene, of Franklin, New Hampshire; step-daughter, Stephanie Holcomb, of Lancaster, Ohio; mother, Cleo Marie Hamrick, of Webster Springs; brothers, Dennis "Bud" Hamrick, of Stokesdale, North Carolina, John "Skeeter" Hamrick, of Webster Springs, Steve Hamrick, of Bristol, Virginia, Cubb Hamrick, of Toledo, Ohio, Rich Hamrick, of Valley Head; sisters, Judy McCourt, of Berlin Center, Ohio, Connie Carpenter and Donna Lopez, both of Toledo; Sheila Cool, of Webster Springs, and Cindy Zimerman, of Ferndale, New Hampshire.
Services were held Wednesday at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Burial was in the Willie Hamrick Cemetery.
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Blanche R. Bussard
Blanche R. Bussard, age 90, of Hot Springs, Virginia, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Bath County Community Hospital at Hot Springs.
Mrs. Bussard was retired from the Homestead Hotel after more than 40 years of service in the housekeeping department. She was a member of Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church.
Born at Marlinton August 26, 1909, she was the daughter of Robert Henry and Martha Sevy Rider.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fay C. Bussard, in 1991, a son, Fay C. "Dulix" Bussard, Jr., four brothers and two sisters.
A granddaughter, Debbie K. Brinkley, survives her. She is the aunt of Mrs. Ray Warren, of Marlinton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at McLaughlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Maas, with burial in Warm Springs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Rescue Squad or Bath County Meals on Wheels.
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John F. Doss
John F. Doss, age 85, of Marlinton, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia, after a short illness.
He was born April 6, 1914, the son of the late William Hayse and Zelphia Leigh Pharis Doss.
He was a former coal miner, lumber worker, and International Shoe worker.
Mr. Doss was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lee Doss; a daughter, Linda Doss; four brothers, Leonard, William, Muncie, and Fred Doss; three sisters, Mary Coleman, Bessie Workman, and Blanch Cochran; and one step-daughter, Arlene Cohenour.
Surviving him are his wife, Faye Elizabeth Pritt Doss; three sons, Marvin and Danny Doss, of Marlinton, and Gary Doss, of Homerville, Ohio; two daughters, Carol Rudd, of Marlinton, and Shirley Armstrong, of Buckeye; step-children, Don Sharp, Marlinton, Tommy Pritt, of Alexandria, Virginia, and Johnny Pritt, of Marlinton, and Alice Dunz, of Marlinton; 37 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at at 1 p. m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Grimes. Burial will be in the New Beginnings Cemetery on Brushy Flats.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.