Frank B. Crigger
Frank Beryl Crigger, age 80, of Monroe, Louisiana, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Crigger was a retired Conservation Officer with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. He served in World War II in the Air Force.
Born November 24, 1919, near Huntersville, he was the son of the late James W. Crigger and Westie Mae Schoolcraft Crigger.
A sister, Opal Burr, is deceased.
Surviving him are his wife, Ethel C. Crigger; two sons, Barry Crigger, of Monroe, and Gary Crigger, of Forest Hills, Tennessee; a sister, Eva Grimes, of Marlinton; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Wednesday morning at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Stanley Clark. Burial was in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
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Glen D. Bonnell
Glen D. Bonnell, age 78, of Culpeper, Virginia, formerly of White Sulphur Springs, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Culpeper Health Care Center.
Mr. Bonnell was born November 21, 1921, in Denmar, to the late Anthony and Cora Lou Williams Bonnell.
He was retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service with the rank of Tech Sergeant. After his retirement, he worked at the Department of Defense for an additional 15 years. Mr. Bonnell was a former member of the White Sulphur Springs Pentacostal Holiness Church and later a member of the Fairfax Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Glenna Flora Bonnell; two daughters, Alda Ours, of Stafford, Virginia, and Damaris Rohrbaugh, of Cassanova, Virginia; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a number of brothers and sisters.
A funeral service was held Wednesday at Found & Sons Chapel by the Rev. Mike Edds.
Interment followed in Culpeper National Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post #330 and VFW Post #2524.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the National Alzheimers Association, 919 N. Michigan Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Culpeper American Legion Post 330, Box 122, Culpeper, Virginia 22701, and/or VFW Post 2524, 1375 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, Virginia 22701.
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Margie Thompson Wheeler
Margie Thompson Wheeler, age 83, of Madison Township, Ohio, died May 7, 2000, at University Hospital Health Systems, Memorial Hospital of Geneva.
Born June 23, 1916, in Bartow, she was the daughter of Manasse and Nellie Moyers Simmons.
She lived in Painesville, Ohio, before moving to Madison Township in 1985. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Painesville. She had been employed in the Housekeeping Department at LakeEast Hospital in Painesville.
Survivors are her sons, George Thompson and Paul Thompson, both of Madison, and Earsel Thompson, of Geneva; daughter, Betty Hudak, of Madison; a brother, Clyde Simmons, of Washington, D. C.; sister, Lucille Moore, of Glen Burnie, Maryland; fifteen grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren.
Her first husband, Marvin Thompson, second husband, Arlie Wheeler, and brothers, Eugene, Clarence, Paul, Hunter, Jess, and Richard, are deceased.
Funeral services were held May 11 at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home in Painesvlle by the Rev. Arlie Spargur, with burial in the Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland.
Contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Northeast Affiliate, Inc., 1689 East 115th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44106-3988.
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Franklin Lee Burgess, I
Franklin Lee Burgess, I, age 46, of Marlinton, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at his home on First Avenue following a stroke with complications.
He was a carpenter.
Born at Riverhead, New York, September 28, 1953, his parents are Goldie Hammons Burgess and Edgar Burgess, of Buckeye.
Surviving him in addition to his parents are his wife, Patrice Burgess; a son, Franklin Lee Burgess, II, of Marlinton; a daughter, Darlene Arbogast, of Hillsboro; two brothers, Keith Burgess, of Buckeye, and Kenny Burgess, of Keyser; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Phyllis Cox. Burial will be in the Kee Cemetery, Buckeye.
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Eula D. Gibson
Eula Dilley Gibson, age 89, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at her home after a short illness.
Mrs. Gibson graduated from Davis Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital for many years. She was a Methodist and attended the Edray United Methodist Church. For many years she was a volunteer with the American Red Cross in organizing and helping with blood drives in Pocahontas County. She was a 68 year member of Marlinton Chapter #97 Order of the Eastern Star, member of Senior Citizens, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Pocahontas Care Auxiliary, the National AARP, and a past president and active in the local AARP Chapter #1853 since its organization in 1947.
She was born at Edray March 10, 1911, the daughter of the late John Wallace and Mary Evelyn Hogsett Dilley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Gibson, brother, Dempsey W. Dilley, and sister, Madge D. Hill.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including three great-nieces whom she helped raise: Laura J. McLaughlin, of Louisa, Virginia, Sherry J. Timmons, of Little Rock, Michigan, and Linda L. Atkins, of Catawba, North Carolina.
Services were held Wednesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Robert Mann, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
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Jimmie A. Ryder, Sr.
Jimmie A. Ryder, Sr., age 64, of Boyer, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at the Memorial Division of Charleston Area Medical Center.
Mr. Ryder attended the Boyer Community Church, was a member of the Cass Chapter #124 AF&AM, and the Durbin Lions Club. He was retired from Western Surety, was farm manager of the Deer Creek Farm at Boyer, and was owner of Ryders' Restaurant at Boyer.
He was born November 7, 1935, at Boyer, the son of the late Arlie and Madeline Virginia Rexrode Ryder.
Two daughters and a son also preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Violet "Tommy" Hoover Ryder; a son, Jimmie A. Ryder, Jr.; two sisters, Mary Ralston and Millie Waybright, all of Boyer; and a granddaughter.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Durbin United Methodist Church by Marvin Schuhmann, the Rev. David Rittenhouse, and the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse. Burial will be in Boyer Cemetery.