Edith Mitt Davis
Edith Mitt Davis, age 93, of Emporium, Pennsylvania, formerly of Marlinton, died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium.
Mrs. Davis was the widow of Page Davis.
She was born in Marlinton April 16, 1907, the daughter of the late Boude E. and Effie Loudermilk Beverage.
She was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Loudermilk, three brothers, Lee Beverage, Frank Beverage, and Dan Beverage, and a granddaughter, Linda Mullens.
Surviving her are three daughters, Edith Beverage, of Urbanna, Virginia, Eva Jane Mullens, of Emporium, and Neva Shifflett, of Richmond, Virginia; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in Mountain View Cemetery by Robert Mann.
Visitation will be at VanReenen Funeral Home before the services on Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p. m.
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James Ernest Gladden
James Ernest Gladden, age 90, of Marlinton, formerly of Frankford, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at Pocahontas Center.
He was a farmer and former State Fair employee. He was a Methodist and a member of the A.A.R.P.
Born at Clover Lick on October 4, 1910, he was the son of the late Marion Betram and Nellie Rebecca Slaven Gladden.
There are no survivors.
Funeral services were held Saturday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy White, with burial in Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Hazel V. Powell
Hazel Virginia Weatherholt Hannah Powell, age 91, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She owned the Hannah's Hotel on 4th Street in Marlinton for many years. She also was employed for the Ariziona Children's Home and St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Arizona, also the Middle Tennessee Tuberculosis Hospital in Nashville. She also attended the children and household of James Cook, in Tucson, Jean Shepherd of Nashville, and also Maxine Brown (Russell), the singer.
She was a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church.
A native of Pocahontas County, she was born at Log Camp #9 on April 28, 1909, the daughter of the late Charles T. and Edith Hoover Weatherholt.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ira Thomas Hannah, and Lawerance Powell; two sisters, Nora Bell Cutlip and Margaret Poage Felger; seven brothers, Charles Statt Weatherholt, Leo Weatherholt, Ray Weatherholt, Reuben Weatherholt, Frank Weatherholt, Edward Weatherholt, and Zed Weatherholt; a stepdaughter, Ethel Hannah Hinchey; and two stepsons, Christen Hannah and Ira Hannah, Jr.
Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Sue Hollandworth, of Slatyfork, and Jewel Lee Simmons, of Clayton, North Carolina; two sons, Charles Statt Hannah, of Oceana, and Harold Sabin Hannah, of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania; four stepdaughters, Ida Edith Hannah, of Buckeye, Millie Branstetter, of Torrance, California, and Lucille Dulaney, of Buckeye; two stepsons, Ralph Hannah, of Matheny, and James Kirk Hannah, of Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania; a sister, Mary Lewis Moore, of Marlinton; thirty-three grandchildren, fifty-two great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Robert Mann, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Violet M. Chapman
Violet M. Chapman, age 83, of Weston, died October 22, 2000, at the home of Kent and Kathy Winn, of Elkins, after a long illness.
She was a retired Lewis County school teacher and a member of Stonecoal United Methodist Church and Eastern Star Chapter 40, Weston. She held a degree in elementary education from West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Her parents were the late Rev. Don Marvin Nicholas and Ailee V. Arbogast Nicholas, who was a native of Arbovale.
Surviving her are her husband, William D. Chapman; sons, Dennis Dan Chapman, of Weston, William Don Chapman, II, of Orange County, California; daughter, Beverlee R. Chapman Linger, of Weston; brothers, Hunter Nicholas, of Green Bank, Sterl Nicholas, of Florida; sisters, Pearl Reitz, of Los Angeles, Bonnie Hill and Nola Shears, both of Durbin; six grandchildren, three step-grand-children, seven great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, by the Rev. Bill Dawson. Burial was in Weston Masonic Cemetery.
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G. Z. Kincaid
G. Z. Mate Kincaid, age 77, of Beckley, died October 19, 2000, at home after an apparent heart attack.
He was a retired civil service examiner for the U. S. Postal Service with 35 years service and was a Baptist. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Beckley Masonic Lodge 95, Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston, and Knights Templar, Mount Hope.
Surviving him are his wife, Alta Pearl Stover Kincaid, and two brothers, Delmas Kincaid, of Marlinton, and Samuel Kincaid of Marongo Valley, California.
Services were held Sunday at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, by the Rev. Harmon Davis. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum.
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Charles N. Cochran
Charles N. Cochran, age 77, of Huntington, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntignton.
He was born June 22, 1923, in Midwest, Wyoming, the son of the late Alex M. and Carrie Nelson Cochran.
Mr. Cochran served as the first Director of the National Youth Science Camp in Pocahontas County, which began in 1963 as a Centennial Project of the State of West Virginia. He was a retired professor at West Virginia and Marshall Universities and Ohio University Southern Campus. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Force, and was a member of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Leah Judy Cochran; three daughters, Judy C. O'Hara, of Keyser, Jill Cochran, of Dunbar, and Joan McPherson, of Huntington; five grandchildren; a sister, Cleata Naldrett, of Clifford, Indiana; and a brother, Jack B. Cochran, of Polson, Montana.
Services were held Saturday at the Circleville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Earl Bible. Burial was in the Wimer Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pea Ridge United Methodist Church in Huntington, the Circleville United Methodist Church in Circleville, or the National Youth Science Camp, Charleston.
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Elsie O. Holcomb
Elsie Owena Holcomb, formerly of Blue Sulphur Springs and Lewisburg, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at the home of her son in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
She was born September 29, 1905, in Cowen, the daughter of the late Mason Malloy and Leta Ellen Copeland.
She was a member of the Woodlawn Presbyterian Church and a member of the Alderson #19 Order of Eastern Star for 40 years, holding the office of Conductress for 25 years and was a Past Worthy Matron.
Survivors include a daughter, Ellen Jane Wimmer, of Crooked Fork Road, Slaty Fork, and a son, Edward O. Holcomb, Jr., of Hilton Head.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years on October 10, 1982.
Also preceding her in death were four sisters, Eunice Jarrel, Ruby Sherman, Blanche Adams, and Ruth Fox, and a brother, Bryson Copeland.
The Order of Eastern Star, Alderson Chapter #119, held services October 13 at 8 p. m.
Graveside services were held October 14 at the Gwinn Addition Cemetery at Alderson by the Rev. Diana Armstrong, of Alderson, and Father Jeremiah McSweeny, of Morgantown.