Rachel K. Bryant
Rachel Karen Alpert Bryant, age 32, formerly of Beverly and recently of Pocahontas County, died Tuesday evening, June 6, 2000, as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Huttonsville.
Mrs. Bryant was born September 9, 1967, in New Haven, Connecticut, a daughter of Dr. Abraham and Fannie Miller Alpert, who survive at Woodbridge, Connecticut.
On January 2, 1994, she married Thomas B. "Tom" Bryant, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, 2-year-old Jenna Patricia Bryant; two brothers, Stephen M. Alpert, Tokyo, Japan, and Daniel J. Alpert, Carlisle, Massachusetts; two sisters, Ruth Alpert Caughers, Donaghadee, Ireland, and Susan Shanley, New Haven, Connecticut.
Mrs. Bryant completed her undergraduate schooling at Hobart & William Smith College in Geneva, New York, and graduated with a masters degree from Mankato State University at Mankato, Minnesota. She worked as an educator for various non-profit programs, camps and adventure programs. She and her husband co-founded the Greenbrier River Learning Center, a summer camp for kids located in Pocahontas County.
At the request of the deceased her remains were cremated. A memorial service was held June 10th at the Bryant's farm in Pocahontas County. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Youth Health Service, Inc., 971 Harrison Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241.
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Bertha May Blankenship Peyton
Bertha May Blankenship Peyton, age 90, of Stamping Creek, near Hillsboro, died July 2, 2000, at Nicholas County Health Care Center at Richwood.
She was a homemaker and a member of Stamping Creek Tabernacle.
The daughter of the late Gabriel and Sarah Lewis Blankenship, she was born at Spring Creek, Greenbrier County, July 5, 1909.
Her husband, McDaniel Peyton, is deceased.
Surviving her are two daughters, Sandra L. Peyton Murray, of Stamping Creek, and Thelma Faye Binns, of Fairmont, and two grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Stamping Creek Tabernacle by Pastor Jack Burks, with burial in the Sharp Cemetery.
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Anna Fitzwater Hamrick, age 60, of Marlinton, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at her home, following a serious illness.
Born December 25, 1939, at Leslie, she was the daughter of Rhoda Davis Fitzwater, of Rupert, and the late Albert Fitzwater.
She was a homemaker, had been a clerk at Walmart and Snowshoe, a waitress at Marlinton Motor Inn, and had attended the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Hamrick was preceded in death by her father, husband, Woodrow Hamrick, one daughter, Beverly Cohenour, and two brothers, Arthur and Paul Fitzwater.
Survivors include her mother; one daughter, Kimberly Bonk, of Strongville, Ohio; two sons, Michael and Keith Cohenour, both of Marlinton; two sisters, Ruth Meadows, of Brooks, and Barbara Carter, of Mt. Prospect, Illinois; and five brothers, Ernest Fitzwater, of Sandstone, Joe Fitzwater, of Rupert, Jesse Fitzwater, of Viola, Delaware, Delbert Fitzwater, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and Roger Fitzwater, of Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a. m. at the Wallace and Wallace Chapel, Rainelle, by the Rev. Aaron Davidson. Burial will be at the McIlhenny Cemetery at Grassy Meadows.
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Alice B. McComb
Alice B. McComb, age 96, of Marlinton, died July 2, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Bear, Delaware, where she had lived for the past seven years.
Mrs. McComb was an L.P.N. and had worked in several area hospitals in Virginia. Prior to that she worked for the Hot Springs Company at the Homestead in the Upholstery and Interior Decorating Departments. She was a member of the I.O.O.F. Hot Springs Rebekah Lodge #64 and during World War II worked with the Air Raid Wardens of Hot Springs.
She was born April 20, 1904, at Greenville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Amelia Wells Blackburn.
Preceding her in death were her first husband, Ernest Hicks, and her second husband of 46 years, George Lock McComb, who died December 31, 1992; also two sons, Gerone and Dolphus Hicks; three daughters, Dorothy Rosiland Hicks, Camellia Potts, and Mayrene Tenny.
She is survived by two sons, Alfred and Ray Hicks, of Hot Springs, Virginia, and one daughter, Ann F. Cool, of Bear, Delaware; also two step-daughters, Loxie Corbett, Wilma Underwood, of Marlinton, and a step-son, James McComb, of Marlinton; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton on Thursday from 6 to 8 p. m.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a. m. at VanReenen Funeral Home with burial to follow at Union Chapel Cemetery at Falling Springs, Virginia.