James B. Vaughan
James B. Vaughan, 78, of Sacramento, California, died on January 15, 2001.
He was born on November 2, 1922, in Marlinton to James Herbert and Cathleen Vaughan.
Mr. Vaughan attended Columbia University and served in the U. S. Army in Central Europe during the war. Following rehabilitation from a severe wound, he went with the occupation forces to Japan as an Air Force civil service employee. He was in Japan for 20 years and ended his civil service career at McClellan AFB in Sacramento in 1971.
He then went to work for Lockheed Aircraft International as their General Manager in Saudi Arabia, returning to Sacramento upon retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Fumie; one son, Patrick Vaughan, of Evans, Georgia; one daughter, Susan Hoffmier, of Auburn, Georgia; a brother, H. Jack Vaughan, of Harrisonburg, Vir-ginia; and four grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held on February 11, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Nepenthe Club House, Campus Commons, 1131 Commons Drive, Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Charles C. Burner
Charles C. Burner, age 78, of Bloomington, Indiana, died on January 15, 2001, at the Meadowood Health Pavilion.
He was born on May 14, 1922, at Cass, the son of Elmer Davis and Mary Gillispie Burner.
Mr. Burner graduated from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, in May 1946 and completed his graduate work at the University of Missouri Fisheries Research Unit and Pittsburg State University. He worked for the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission for 11 years and as a fish and wildlife biologist for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 28 years.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U. S. Army Signal Corps in the continental United States and southwest Pacific theaters. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bloomington.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Nancy Deskins, of Nineveh, Indiana, and Susan Shively, of Flora, Indiana; three sons, Charles Burner, Jr., of Houston, Texas, Bob Burner and Kenneth Burner, both of Bloomington; two brothers, Clarence Burner, of Waycross, Georgia, and Davis Burner, of Jacksonville, Florida; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Virginia Burner, Eloise Collins, and Mary Leemis; and three brothers, Paul, George, and Alpheus.
Memorial services were held at the First United Methodist Church on January 18 with the Rev. Howard Boles officiating.
Memorial contributions may made to Africa University, c/o First United Methodist Church.
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Maurice E. Simmons
Maurice E. Simmons, age 88, of Bartow, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center.
A lifelong resident of Pocahontas County, he was retired from Howes Leather Company.
Mr. Simmons was born July 1, 1912, at Cherry Grove, the son of the late William and Mary Etta Simmons.
His wife of 63 years, Gladys V. Simmons, died September 13, 2000. Also preceding him in death were a granddaughter, a brother, and three sisters.
Surviving him are two daughters, Mary Jane Galford, of Marlinton, and Norma L. Brockway, of White Sulphur Springs two sons, James E. Simmons, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and William H. Simmons, of Cross Lanes; a brother, Berlin M. Simmons, of Palmyra, Pennsylania; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Curtis Y. Moore
Curtis Y. Moore, age 86, of Durbin, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after a short illness.
Mr. Moore, a lifelong resident of Pocahontas County, was born August 21, 1914, at Marlinton, the son of the late Theodore and Edith Gum Moore.
He worked for the United States Government for 39 years, as a forester, mainly out of the Bartow office. He retired in 1972 to read, garden, and travel. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Marlinton for over fifty years and was a member of the Durbin United Methodist Church.
A sister, Louise M. Burns, and a brother, Ted Moore, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife of 60 years, Lucille Pyles Moore; a son, Robert Moore, of Panama City, Florida; a daughter, Sara Raines, of Herndon, Virginia; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Leone Pifer, of Marlinton, and Peggy Dorsey, of Greenville, South Carolina.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Gary Gordon. Burial with Masonic rites followed at Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Durbin United Methodist Church.
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Joseph W. Tawney, age 79, of Buckeye, died Thursday, January 25, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Tawney was a heavy equipment operator, and served in the Army in World War II. He was a Christian.
Born June 24, 1921, at O'Brian Creek, Clay County, he was the son of the late Freddie Dye and Mary Green Tawney.
Survivors include his wife, Lena King Tawney; three daughters, Phyllis A. Waugh, of Buckeye, Dianna L. Ray, of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Brenda S. Robinson, of Marlinton; five sons, David L. Slawter, of Monterville, Richard D. King, of Akron, Ohio, Joseph A. (Bunker) Tawney, Freddie L. (Pete) Tawney, both of Buckeye, and James F. (Frankie) Tawney, of Mill Point; four sisters, Geneva Murphy, of Port Hope, Michigan, Dorrie Morris, and Sarah Keffer, both of Clay, and Leona Crawford, of Newton; two brothers, Dick Starcher, of Akron, Ohio, and Doyle Tawney, of Newton, 26 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers, Harlan Tawney, James Tawney, and Abbey Starcher, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon by Pastor Jerry Moore, with burial in Sharp Cemetery on Stamping Creek.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Eleanor Stewart, of Marlinton and East Elmhurst, New York, died in Inglewood, California Friday, January 26, 2001, after a year's illness with cancer.
She grew up in Marlinton, the daughter of the late George and Bessie Stewart.
Full obituary will be carried later.