Graveside and Honor Guard Services for Robert Varney will be held Saturday, January 14, 2 p.m., at the Community Cemetery in Minnehaha Springs. The family will welcome friends anytime Saturday at the home of Barbara Kelly.
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Ronald R. Simmons II
Ronald Ray "Bud" Simmons, II, age 13, of Zanesville, Ohio, formerly of Lobelia, died Sunday, January 7, in Columbus Childrens Hospital following a short illness.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Simmons.
He is survived by his mother, Debbie Simmons, sisters, Michelle and Hilary, of Zanesville; paternal grandparents, Claude and Sandy Simmons, of Craigsville, and Clara and Winston Cottrell, of Moore Haven, Florida; maternal grandparents, Mary and Jim Johnson, of Hillsboro, and Joe and Lucy Smith, of Laurinburg, North Carolina; also surviving are paternal great-grandmother, Irene Cain, of Huntersville, and maternal great-grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Owen Lee, of Buckhannon.
Services will be Thursday, January 11, 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, with the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse and the Rev. Phyllis Cox. Burial will be in the Sunset Cemetery at Jacox. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton.
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Donald L. Jones
Donald Lee Jones, age 65, of Bennettsville, South Carolina, died December 30, 2000.
He was the son of the late Floyd and Maj Clark Jones.
He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Bennetsville and a graduate of Virginia Tech.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; stepmother, Jane Jones, of Richmond, Virginia; sons, Michael, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Sergeant Keith, of Fort Benning, Georgia, and Eric, of Bennettsville; one daughter, Stacy Dixon, also of Bennettsville; a brother, Stuart Jones, of Franklin, Virginia.
He was the nephew of Nola Rose, of Marlinton, and Mildred Slavin, of Seebert.
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Lela E. Moore
Lela E. Moore, age 84, of Durbin, died Friday, January 5, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of Durbin, a part-time mail carrier, and was a member of Durbin Church of the Brethren.
Mrs. Moore was born July 28, 1916, at Durbin, the daughter of the late Austin Amos and Alice Stone Nottingham.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Glenn Moore; sisters, Beulah Moore, Vergie Curry, and Hazel Sampson; and brothers, Lester Nottingham, Russell Nottingham, Gerald Nottingham, Elmer Nottingham, and Ward Nottingham.
Mrs. Moore is survived by a daughter, Doris Pingley, of Green Bank; a son, Charles "Chuck" Moore, of Piscataway, New Jersey; two sisters, Wilma LeMasters, of Piscataway, and Clara Herold, of Baltimore, Maryland; two brothers, Ellis Nottingham and Forest Nottingham, both of Durbin; five grandsons; eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Donnie Curry and the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Gum Cemetery on Back Mountain.
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Ollie Bennett Meeks
Ollie Bennett Meeks, age 92, of Cass, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He had been a resident of the Cass community for over 70 years and was a member of the Cass Presbyterian Church. He formerly worked in the mill and in maintenace for Mower Lumber Company and later for Kane's Store.
Born January 25, 1908, at Stony Bottom, he was the son of the late Samuel A. and Lillie Moore Meeks.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois, and his second wife, Margaret Tallman Meeks, who died February 10, 1992. Also deceased are a son, Donnie Meeks, a sister, Maude Geiger, and four brothers, Reese Meeks, Owen Meeks, Odie Meeks, and June Meeks.
Surviving him are a daughter, Shirley Dumas, of Hampton, Virginia; a son, Tom Meeks, of Elkridge, Maryland; three brothers, Lyle Meeks, of Cass, Charles Meeks, of Akron, Ohio, and Pearl Meeks, of Covington, Virginia; eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Gary Reynolds, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Johnnie Dale Riser
Johnnie Dale Riser, age 50, of Frost, died December 20, 2000, of injuries received in a fire that destroyed his trailer/camper home.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by State Police.
He was a retired miner, logger, and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars.
Surviving him are a son, Joseph Riser, of Rock Hill, South Carolina; daughters, Elizabeth Riser, of Rock Hill, and Jessica Riser, of Seattle, Washington; his mother, Ruth Leona Roberts Riser, of Oak Hill; brothers, William R. Riser, Jr., Richard Arthur Riser, and Michael Blaine Riser, all of Oak Hill; and a sister, Carol Jean Lester, also of Oak Hill.
Services were held Monday at Carlisle Church of God by the Rev. Gene Bowen. Burial was in Peters Cemetery, Dothan, with military rites by VFW Post 3110, Oak Hill.
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Russell O. Ruckman, Jr.
Russell O. Ruckman, Jr., age 80, of Buckeye, formerly of Co-lumbus, Ohio, died December 31, 2000, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.
He was a retired contractor in the sheet metal and air conditioning business. He had lived near Buckeye since 1998.
Born October 3, 1920, in Middletown, Ohio, he was the son of Florence and Russell O. Ruckman, Sr.
A brother, Charles Ruckman, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are a daughter, Sherry McCoy, of Colunbus, Ohio; sisters, Ruth Neal, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Betty Ruckman, of Phoenix, Arizona; and one granddaughter.
Memorial service was held at Wallace Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, Clintonville, by the Rev. Houston Boothe.
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Eva Coyner Hall
Eva Coyner Hall, age 86, died January 1, 2001, in Clifton Forge, Virginia.
She was born August 30, 1914, in West Augusta, Virginia, to the late James Burgess Coyner, Sr., and Ann Laurence Whitesell.
She was the widow of James Edward "Ed" Hall, Jr. He and a daughter, Mary Ann Hall, and brothers, Herman, Houston, James, Haskell and Bernie Coyner preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hall was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Clifton Forge, and the Jean Craig Circle.
Surviving her are a daughter, Ernestine Hall Turner, of Jacksonville, Florida; sons, Keith Hall, of Roanoke, Virginia, Jerry Hall and Terry Hall, both of Clifton Forge; sisters, Thelma Coyner Cook and Margie Coyner Bailey, both of Staunton, Virginia, and Carris Coyner Veil, Weyers Cave, Virginia; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a step-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held January 4 from the Chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, by the Rev. William Crites. Burial followed with a graveside service at the Greenville United Methodist Church Cemetery at Greenville, Virginia.
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Nelle Herold Talbot
Nelle Herold Talbot, who would have been 100 years old February 20, died Friday, September 8, 2000, in Santa Rosa, California, following a series of strokes.
She was born in Mill Gap, Virginia, to Horace Frye and Permelia Gilmore Herold, one of eight chil-dren. She married Adolph F. Talbot October 15, 1924, and moved to Tiffin, Ohio, where she resided until moving to California in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Ralph, of Santa Rosa; a daughter, Virginia Casper, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband on December 20, 1965, and seven brothers and sisters.
She was an active member of Old Trinity Episcopal Church and its Choir Mothers Guild, Saint Margaret's Guild, and Episcopal Church Women in Ohio, active member of the Tiffin Women's Club, and, more recently, Heidelberg Fellows.
Burial in Maplegrove Cemetery, Granville, Ohio.
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Stephen E. Pritchard
Stephen E. Pritchard, age 85, of Sistersville, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at Sistersville Center.
Mr. Pritchard was retired from FMC Corporation after 28 years in the Chemical Division, South Charleston, and 17 years as Manager of FMC Solution Mining Division, Bens Run. He was a member of the Sistersville Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Green Bank High School and Marshall College. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of Wesbanco, Sistersville, and a former member of the Sistersville General Hospital Board of Directors.
Born at Dunmore September 5, 1915, he was the son of the late John E. and Isabel Heatherly Pritchard.
His parents and a sister, Betty Ellen Cochran, who was of Louisville, Kentucky, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Frances S. Seaman Pritchard; a son, Edward S. Pritchard, of Charles Town; a daughter, Alice Ann Metzler, of Vista, California; a sister, Joan Reishman, of Charleston; two grandchildren, a step-grandson, and three step-great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Baxter Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dunmore, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen E. Pritchard College Scholarship Fund, c/o Wesbanco, 250 Charles St., Sistersville, WV 26175.
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Lake F. McClure
Lake F. McClure, age 95, of Canton, Ohio, died January 8, 2001, in The Laurels of Massilon.
Formerly of the Charleston area, he was the former owner of the Chicago Meat Market, a member of the IOOF, a former board member of the Bank of West Vir-ginia, and a member of Humphries Memorial United Methodist Church.
He was born at Marlinton December 15, 1905, the son of John William and Ida Auldridge McClure.
Surviving him are a daughter, Carma Zeigelhofer, of Canton; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home in Charleston, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens, South Charleston.
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Johann H. Fultz, age 62, of Marlinton, died January 8, 2001, at Tappahannock, Virginia.
Mr. Fultz was engaged in the construction business as a pipefitter and plumber and served in the Ma-rines in the Korean War. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church.
The son of Abigayle Cover Fultz, of Marlinton, and the late Hubert Guy Fultz, he was born at Frank August 13, 1938.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, H. Guy Fultz, of Stanley, Virginia; four daughters, Theresa Brumby, of Ashland, Virginia, Carasle Quay, of Waynesboro, Virginia, Alice Terry Fultz, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Johanna M. Fultz, of Marlinton; two sisters, Julia A. Henard, of Tappahannock, Virginia, and Frances Irene Crampton, of Ashland, Virginia; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Bryan Treadway, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Andrew Wilson Kennison, of Marlinton, age 66, died of cancer Monday, January 8, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 13, 1934, in Lobelia.
Mr. Kennison served in the United States Air Force and was a carpenter.
Surviving him are his son, Dwayne E. Kennison, and two grandchildren, of Marlinton; his mother, Pearl Long Kennison, who resides at Pocahontas Center; brothers, John Kinnison, of Martinsburg, and Frankie Kennison, of Marlinton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Marie Kennison, and his father, Laurence W. Kennison.
Funeral services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home at 2 p. m. Friday by the Rev. Arlis "Sonny" Morrison. Burial will be at Emmanuel Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday night from 7 to 9 p. m.
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April L. Newbrough
April Lynn Newbrough, age 20, of Worthington, died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, in United Hospital Center in Clarksburg following an extended illness with cancer.
Ms. Newbrough was born April 13, 1980, in Fairmont, a daughter of Frederick Ray and Judith Kay Vandevender Newbrough, who survive in Shinnston.
Also surviving are a son, William John Frost Newbrough, at home; a brother, Frederick Ray Newbrough, II, of Chester, Vir-ginia; a sister Melissa Kay Long, of Mannington; her maternal grandparents, William Mackie and Mary Charlene Vandevender, of Bartow; her paternal grandmother, Ollie Mae Jett Newbrough, of Worthington.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Ray Harlen Newbrough.
Ms. Newbrough was a 1998 graduate of North Marion High School and attended Norway Church of Christ in Fairmont.
Funeral services were held December 23 at the Dorsey Funeral Home with her uncle, Rev. William Vandevender, officiating.
Memorial gifts may be made to William John Frost Newbrough Trust Fund, in care of Frederick R. and Judith K. Newbrough, P. O. Box 552, Shinnston, WV 26431.