Nellie R. Byers
Nellie R. Byers, age 79, of Hillsboro, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.
She was a retired nurse's aide from Denmar Hospital with 15 years' service.
Born at Spring Creek March 17, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Erve and Betty Walkup Byers.
Surviving her are a daughter, Evelyn B. Harless, of Hillsboro; two grandchildren; six great-grand-children, five step-great-grand-children, and eleven great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by Lloyd Arbogast. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery at Auto.
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Charles L. Rexrode
Charles L. Rexrode, age 88, of Durbin, died Sunday, July 22, 2000, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Mr. Rexrode was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and was retired from Howes Leather Company after 32 years of service.
He was born April 2, 1912, in Highland County, Virginia, the son of the late Joe and Carrie Snyder Rexrode.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Ray Rexrode; three sisters, Mabel Wilfong, Madeline Ryder, and Lena Woods.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mabel E. Griffin Rexrode; three daughters, E. Joyce Dill, of Providence Forge, Virginia, W. Maxine Nottingham, of Fairmont, and Kathy A. Clevenger, of Burnsville; three sons, Charles O. Rexrode, of Delaware, Ohio, Forrest N. Rexrode, of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Gene L. Rexrode, of Fairmont; a sister, Mae Varner, of Maryland; twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday morning at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Rev. Roy Walter Gary
The Rev. Roy Walter Gary, age 73, of Akron, Ohio, died July 8, 2000, after a short illness.
He was born December 17, 1926, to the late William and Mattie Gary, in Marlinton, one of 14 children.
He went to Akron in 1945, attended high school, and completed several Bible schools. He worked as an exhorter, teacher and superintendent of Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was assistant minister. He served as president of the Akron Sunday School BTU Congress. He also served as Boy Scout Master for the Elizabeth Park Troop. In 1955 he was called to pastor Free Will Methodist Church, where he served for five years. In 1960 he started the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church and held that pastorship until his death.
In 1949, he was united in marriage to Nellie Herbert, who survives. Also surviving him are a daughter, Gail Bush, of Florida; sons, Reggie, Jeffrey, and Mark of San Diego, California; a sister, Lucy Mae Winston; a brother, Adam, of Lynchburg, Virginia; eleven grandchidren, three great-grandchildren, two godsons.
Funeral services were held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church by the Rev. I. T. Bradley. Interment was at Rose Hill Burial Park.
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Alva L. McCollum
Alva L. "Bill" McCollum, age 74, of Given, Jackson County, died July 23, 2000, at home.
He was a retired welder for Union Carbide with 25 years' service. He was a member of Fisher Memorial Church and the AFL-CIO, and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
Surviving him are his wife, Jewell C. Bailey McCollum; son, John D. McCollum, of Marlinton; daughter, Pam Jones, of Rockcastle; sisters, Mabel Thompson, of Red House, Anna White and Wanetta Casto, both of Melbourne, Florida, O'Dell Goodwin, of Cottageville, Phyllis Caldwell, of Sarasota, Florida; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, by the Rev. Jerry Bonnett. Burial with military rites was in Mount Zion Cemetery by VFW Post 6669, Ravenswood.
Memorial gifts may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.
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Leif E. Shock, III
Leif E. Shock, III, age 22, of Lineboro, Maryland, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.
Born July 8, 1977, in Maryland, he was the son of Leif E. Shock, Jr., of Lineboro, and Priscilla Waldman, of Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania.
He was a mechanic for Ron's Automotive in Manchester.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Amber D. Waldman, and stepfather, Rodger Waldman, both of Seven Valleys; a grandmother, Hellen Shock, of Hawaii; and grandparents, James and Gaye Shields, of Jarrettsville, Maryland, formerly of Cass.
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Robert I. Wallace
Robert L. "Bob" Wallace, age 77, of Lewisburg, formerly of Clintonville and Rainelle, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, in Charleston Area Medical Center-Memorial Division, Charleston, following a short illness.
Mr. Wallace was co-owner and operator of Wallace and Wallace, Inc., Funeral Chapels for over 50 years as a funeral director/embalmer, and was president of Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Inc. He was a graduate of Greenbrier Military School and graduated magna cum laude from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and attended Ohio Wesleyan University. He was a World War II U. S. Army Air Corps veteran, a lifetime member of the VFW, a member of the American Legion, Rupert Rotary Club, Midland Trail Lodge A.F.&A.M., Beni Kedem Shrine, a member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Greenbrier County Farm Bureau, and was past president of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association.
He was born October 22, 1922, in Buchtel, Ohio, the son of the late Luther R. and Norma Koenig Wallace.
His first wife, Eloise Houck Wallace, died July 6, 1988.
Surviving him are his wife, Patty Webb Wallace; daughter, Jeanne W. Campbell, of Lewisburg; sons, Robert L. Wallace, II, of Beavercreek, Ohio, and William H. Wallace, of Clintonville; sister, Norma W. Lemon, of Lewisburg; brothers, Jack K. Wallace and William L. "Bill" Wallace, both of Lewisburg; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dexter Taylor and the Rev. Ross Evans. Entombment followed in the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum at Clintonville.
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Thelma Mallow Harper
Thelma Mallow Harper, age 83, of Durgon Route, Moorefield, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at her residence.
Born September 11, 1916, in Pendleton County, she was a daughter of the late George and Stella Judy Mallow.
She was a member of the Baker's Chapel United Methodist Church, a member of the Durgon CEO's, a former Hardy County Belle, a graduate of St. John's Academy of Petersburg, and a post graduate of Handley High School of Winchester, Virginia.
Surviving her are three daughters, Carole H. Ambrogi and Kay Judy H. Burks, both of Winchester, and Jeannie Harper, of Stephens City, Virginia; two sons, Sam L. Harper, III, of Moorefield, and Dr. Tom Harper, of Green Bank; a brother, John Mallow, of Pembroke Pines, Florida; nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Baker's Chapel United Methodist Church, Durgon, by the Rev. Ron Bowyer. Burial was at the Olivet Cemetery in Moorefield.
Memorials may be directed to the Baker's Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Ellen Harper, HC 85 Box 111, Moorefield, WV 26836.