Louie Anne Ware
Louie Anne Vandevender Ware, age 92, of Waynesboro, Virginia, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at the home of her son, George M. Ware, Waynesboro, Virginia.
Born Ocober 28, 1907, at Blue Spring, she was a daughter of Melvin Patrick and Nettie May Conrad Vandevender.
On July 23, 1928, she married John Spencer Ware, who preceded her in death on July 12, 1964.
Mrs. Ware was employed by King's Daughters' Hospital prior to her retirement.
She was a member of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church and the Joy Circle.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Gene Audrie Ware, in 1941, a sister, Winnie Ayers, and two brothers, Donald H. and Boyd C. Vandevender.
Surviving her are two daughters, Wilma Lee Good, of Mt. Sidney, Virginia, and Jessie M. Reeves, of Mt. Solon, Virginia; three sons, George M. Ware, of Waynesboro, John B. Ware and D. Mason Ware, both of Mt. Solon; three sisters, Alta Vandevender, of Marlinton, Nina Beale, of Temple Hills, Maryland, and Nettie Mae Dehn, of Gaithersburg, Maryland; thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a. m. Friday at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Herbert T. Lewis and the Rev. Dr. J. David Speering, with burial in Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 8 p. m. Thursday at Bear Funeral Home in Churchville.
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Grace H. Nelson
Grace Harper Nelson, age 93, of Marlinton, formerly of Valley Bend, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Nelson was a graduate of Harman High School and Davis and Elkins College. She taught school at Spruce in Pocahontas County and in Randolph County schools; she retired as postmaster at Slaty Fork. She was a member of Cass Chapter No. 124, Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Ladies Templars, National League of Postmasters, Randolph County Senior Center and the Senior Center Melody Chorus, and Mountain State Railroad and Logging Historical Association.
Born June 16, 1906, at Harman, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Roseannie Cooper Harper.
On May 29, 1929, she married Jefferson W. Nelson, who survives at Marlinton.
Also surviving are three sons, Robert K. Nelson, Struthers, Ohio, Jackie W. Nelson, Oxnard, California, and Harper W. Nelson, of Marlinton; two daughters, Barbara Jane Shaw and Sondra Cochran, both of Marlinton; ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were four brothers, Burley, Leo, Carney and Kern Harper; a sister, Lula Bland; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at Tomblyn Funeral Home Chapel in Elkins by the Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater. Burial was at Jacob C. Harper Cemetery near Harman.
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Donald Clifton Buzzard
Donald Clifton Buzzard, of Droop, was born July 25, 1962, and died February 20, 2000.
Surviving him are his parents, Lewis and Donna Buzzard, of Droop; his grandmother, Mrs. Velma Shue, of Droop; four children, Amber, Devon, Donald, and Dion, of Baltimore, Maryland; two brothers, Thomas Buzzard, of Abington, Maryland, and Jerry Buzzard, of Chase, Maryland; three sisters, Sue Denk and Kathryn Small, both of Baltimore, and Tammy Vazquez, of Richfield, North Carolina.
One sister, Sherry, preceded him in death.
Services were held at Dudaruck Funeral Home in Dundalk, Maryland. Officiating was Dr. Ronald Wright. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery in Baltimore.
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Hazel Irvine Price
Hazel Irvine Price, age 55, of the Mechanicsburg Community of Bland, Virginia, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at Wythe County Community Hospital, Wytheville, Virginia.
She was born March 16, 1945, at Marlinton, the daughter of the late Ralph and Martha Friel Irvine.
Surviving her are her husband, Randall H. Price, Jr.; one son, Edward Price, of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Terri Price, of Cere, Virginia, and Wendi Sanders, of Spartanburg, South Carolina; four brothers, Sterl Irvine, of Nellysford, Virginia; David Irvine, Hollis Ryder, and Jim Ryder, all of Marlinton; two sisters, Jeannie Carpenter and Sandra Irvine, both of Marlinton; eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Mechanicsburg Christian Church by the Rev. Merle Powell and the Rev. Ted Anders. Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Bland.
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Irene Vest McLaughlin, age 80, of Hot Springs, Virginia, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Bath County Community Hospital.
She was born October 4, 1919, in Bath County, a daughter of William and Corda Lawrence Vest.
She was a member of Healing Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving her are her husband, Jack Dempson McLaughlin; two sons, Danny McLaughlin, of Droop Mountain, and Richard Blankenship, of Warm Springs; a daughter, Drema Mines, of Plant City, Florida; a sister, Edna Bogan, of Millboro, Virginia; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted March 12 at McLaughlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Stanley, with burial at Union Chapel.