Cora Ann Berlein Barrett
Cora Ann Berlein Barrett passed away Monday, May 1.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Kyle Barrett, Sr., formerly of Droop Mountain.
Survivors include her mother, Josephine Houser, of Nevada; son, James Kyle Barrett, Jr., of Baltimore, Maryland; sister, Laura Estes and Sharon Peterson, both of Nevada; sisters-in-law, Lillie Rehm, of Renick and Flora Lee Henly, of Rockville, Virginia.
Funeral services were held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, Maryland, with interment at Holy Hill Memorial Gardens.
Contributions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Donald R. Cutlip, Jr.
Donald R. "Skee" Cutlip, age 39, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was a carpenter for Clark Construction Company in Bethseda, Maryland. He enjoyed spending time with his family and numerous friends.
Born in Marlinton March 20, 1961, he was the son of Donald R. Cutlip, Sr., and Ruth Cutlip, of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Patricia L. Cutlip; two sons, Thomas M. Bergstrom and Donald B. Cutlip, both of Fredericksburg; a daughter, Tricia L. Cutlip, of Fredericksburg; three brothers, Mark W. Cutlip, Robert E. Cutlip, and John D. Cutlip, all of Fredericksburg; a sister, Christine L. Hannah, of Marlinton.
He was the grandson of the late Troy and Maxine Aliff and Leonard and Nora Bell Cutlip, of Marlinton.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with burial in Laurel Hill Memorial Park.
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Mary E. Stewart
Mary E. Stewart, age 70, of Harrisville, died June 18, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
She was born June 14, 1930, in Roane County.
Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Harrisville Baptist Church, where she had been active in the American Baptist Women and choir. She was also a member of the Glenville Chapter #90, Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by three sons, Quentin R. Stewart, of Green Bank, Marion Watson, of Cummings, Georgia, and Charles E. Stewart, of Harrisville; a daughter, Cindy Kelley, of Harrisville; a sister, Carrie Thomas, of Ravenswood; and six grandchildren.
Her husband, Quentin "Ted" Stewart, preceded her in death.
Services were held Wednesday at the Harrisville Baptist Church by the Rev. Don Flanigan. Burial followed in the Harrisville Cemetery.
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Michael F. Shane
Michael F. Shane, age 51, of Nitro, formerly of Marlinton, died Monday night, June 12, 2000, at the home of his mother in Big Prairie, Ohio, after a long illness.
He was born November 20, 1948, in Wadsworth, Ohio, to Frederick and Martha Woyat Shane.
He was a 1966 graduate of Norwayne High School, and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as a warrant officer and helicopter pilot. He was currently employed as a salesman for Dunbar Building Products in Dunbar. While in the Marlinton area Mike was employed by Glades Building Supply. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in West Virginia.
Surviving are his mother and step-father, Martha and Dale Schmid; a son, Tyler Shane, of Eleanor; sisters, Connie Schaffter, of Wadsworth, Kitty Patterson, of Burbank, Ohio; step-brothers, Gregory Schmid, of Wooster, Ohio, Kevin Schmid, of Shreve, Ohio; step-sisters, Lynn Ransbottom, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, and Joan Schmid, of Wooster.
Preceding him in death were his father, Frederick Shane, who died in 1988, and his daughter, Cassandra Shane, who died in 1992.
Memorial services were held Thursday in Rittman, Ohio, and in Nitro on Saturday. A military service and burial was held at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton on Saturday at 5 p. m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691, or to the Marlinton Library Fund at Pocahontas County Free Libraries, P. O. Box 132, Hillsboro, WV 24946.
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Pleas Courtney Fry, Jr.
Pleas Courtney "June" Fry, Jr., age 78, of Hot Springs, Virginia, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at The Springs Nursing Center, Hot Springs.
Mr. Fry retired in 1965 from the U. S. Army as a Medical Specialist. After retirement, he worked for fifteen years at the Homestead Hotel's Lower Cascades Golf Course. He was a World War II veteran. He was a member of Hot Springs Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4204 in Hot Springs, American Legion, and a lifetime member of the Disabled Veterans of America. He was an avid outdoorsman.
Surviving him are his wife, Matilda Ann Fry; a son, Ricky Fry, of Millboro, Virginia; two step-daughters, Martha Coffman, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Patricia Coffman, of Copper Hill, Virginia; three sisters, Phyllis Sullivan, of Waynesboro, Virginia, Sadie Marie Cleek, of Warm Springs, and Ann Coleman, of San Angelo, Texas; four brothers, Ira Eugene Fry, of Warm Springs, Harold Lee Fry, Bobby K. Fry, and Basil Ervin Fry, all of Hot Springs, Virginia; and three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Lucille Kenney, and an infant brother.
Services were held Tuesday at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Hot Springs by the Rev. Reed Hopkins, with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery, Healing Springs, Virginia.
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Sherman G. Hill
Sherman G. Hill, age 85, of South Charleston, died Monday, June 5, 2000, after a short illness.
He was a retired accountant from Valley Bell Dairy Company. He was a member and usher at Central United Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Hill was born July 4, 1914, in Hillsboro, the son of the late John A. and Elizabeth Campbell Hill.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, G. Winters, J. Clifford, A. Sterling, and Herbert G. Hill; and sisters, Miriam Jones, Eula Hogsette, and Maye Alderman.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy White Hill, South Charleston, and sister, Vivian Melton, Orlando, Florida.
Service was held Wednesday, June 7, at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
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Virginia L. Sharp
Virginia L. Sharp, age 79, of Hoop Pole Run, Mt. Clare, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at her residence, following a sudden illness.
She was born January 25, 1921, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Charles Albert and Madalene White Stewart.
Her husband, Lloyd Icen Sharp, whom she married on April 26, 1958, preceded her in death on August 26, 1991. A sister, Thelma Hitt, is also deceased.
Mrs. Sharp was a member of the Broad Oaks United Methodist Church and attended the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church.
Surviving are seven step-children, 23 step-grandchildren, 23 step-great-grandchildren, one step-great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Selma Keister, Kettering, Ohio, and Zelma Audia, St. Clair Shore, Michigan.
Mrs. Sharp is the step-mother of Earl Sharp, of Mingo, and step-grandmother of Dreama Simmons, of Elk Route, Marlinton, whom Mrs. Sharp visited often.
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Melvin L. Gay
Melvin L. Gay, age 71, of Holbrook, died at the VA Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was a tree surgeon who owned Reliable Tree Service.
Mr. Gay was born and raised in Huntersville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Miller Gay and Daisy Ann Beverage, and a brother, Moody Wade Gay.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Green Gay; two daughters, Mary Catherine Carr, of Owenton, and Betty Jane Collier, of Holbrook; three sons, Daniel Charles Gay, of Dry Ridge, Daryl Boyd Gay, of Holbrook, and Melvin Lee Gay, of Anderson, Indiana; one daughter, Sally Ann Wolfe, of Frankfort, Kentucky; one brother, Max Eugene Gay, of Circleville, Ohio; one sister, Bette Jo Hertline, of Arizona; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Service was in the Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown.
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Betty J. Brown
Betty J. Brown, age 69, of Beaver Creek, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of the Cummings Creek Victory Chapel.
Born February 6, 1931, on Beaver Creek, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Howard Underwood and Edna Grace Lewis Underwood.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Brown; a son, Roger Scott; and seven brothers, Wade Gillispie, Conda Gillispie, Leo Underwood, Watson Underwood, Origen Underwood, Spurgeon Underwood, and Wallace Underwood.
She is survived by a son, Dexter Underwood, of Beaver Creek; a sister, Peachie Wilson, of Buckeye; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Cummings Creek Victory Chapel, by the Rev. Norman Alderman, with burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.