Ernest L. Riley
Ernest L. Riley, age 76, of Arbovale, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at his home of a sudden illness.
Mr. Riley was born January 6, 1925, at Arbovale, the son of the late William and Ada L. Varner Riley.
He was a retired laborer for DuPont and was a WWII Navy Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Riley; two brothers, Clinton and John Riley.
He is survived by three brothers, Joe, Harold, and James Riley, all of Arbovale; three sisters, Elizabeth Pierce, of Baltimore, Maryland, Patricia Nuckles, of Staunton, Virginia, and Wilma McGuire, of Clarksburg; one step-daughter, Paula; two step-sons, Kenny Shaw and Robert Shaw, both of Staunton, Virginia; and several step-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday with graveside rites at Arbovale Cemetery by Rev. David Rittenhouse.
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Gary Stephen Warner, age 43, of Bartow, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, of injuries received in a logging accident on Middle Mountain near Bartow.
Mr. Warner was born December 27, 1957, at Cherry Grove and was the son of Helen Channell Warner, of Franklin, and the late Manson Gary Warner.
He was a mechanic for Ronald Warner Logging Company.
He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Donald Warner.
He is survived by his wife, Sara Lynn Warner; his mother; three sons, Aric B., Justin R., and Gary W. Warner, all of home; six sisters, Brenda Mullenax, of Cleveland, Ohio, Ruthaleen May, of Moyers, Marilyn Propst, Susan Rexrode, Barbara Moats, and Jenny Ruddle, all of Franklin; two brothers, Roger and George, both of Elkins; grandparents, Dorfice and Gracie Channell, of Valley Head; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Friday, at Thornwood Community Church, Thornwood, by Rev. William Vandevender and Dr. Paul O'Gorek, with burial in Lambert Cemetery at Thornwood.
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Eleanor Stewart, age 74, of Marlinton and Elmhurst, New York, died Friday, January 26, 2001, in Inglewood, California.
She was born on March 20, 1926, in Marlinton, the daughter of Bessie and George W. Stewart.
She completed elementary school and left to attend Garnet High School in Charleston. After graduation she went to New York and enrolled in the Eastern School for Physician's Aides and was licensed as an x-ray technician.
In 1955 she purchased and operated a restaurant on Northern Boulevard, in Corona, New York, "The Encore." It was during this time that she became involved in community and civic organizations in both Corona and East Elmhurst.
In 1964 she was employed at Queens County Savings Bank and later enrolled at the American Institute of Banking in New York City. She was the first person of color in the history of the bank to become an officer of the Queens County Banks. She retired in 1989 as Assistant Secretary/Assistant Manager of the Corona Branch after 25 years of service, with plans to return to Marlinton.
Eleanor was an active member of the First Baptist Church in East Elmhurst. She was a trustee at the church serving as secretary of the board. She was instrumental in the formation of the church's Federal Credit Union.
She volunteered her services with the Corona Chamber of Commerce in the distribution of toys at Christmas. She served as the Board Chairman of the B.C.L. Day Care Center and was also Chairperson of the Personnel and Scholarship Committee.
She received several awards: "Woman of the Year Award" in October 1978 from Ministerial Council on Race Relations, Business Achievement Award from the National Professional and Business Women's Club, achievement award from the First Baptist Church Credit Union, merit award from the police commissioner, Benjamin Ward, and an appreciation plaque from the Elmcor Little League for the sponsorship of their ball team.
In May 2000, Eleanor was the recipient of four honorary awards for service to her community in Queens, New York.
She is survived by her sister, Glenna Hayes, and a brother, Philip Stewart, both of Inglewood, California.
Services were held February 1, at Inglewood Park Cemetery by Dr. Elizabeth Marshall, with burial in Manchester Garden Mausoleum.
The family wishes that any donations be made to cancer research or the McClintic Library, 500, 8th Street, Marlinton, WV 24954.
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Viola V. Mullenax, 90, of Arbovale, died Tuesday, February 13, at Pocahontas Care Center in Marlinton.
She was born on February 1, 1911, at Arbovale, the daughter of Forrest and Florence Snyder Greathouse.
Mrs. Mullenax was a member of the Kerr Chapel, a lifelong resident of Arbovale, a farmer, and a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Willie Mullenax, of Arbovale; one sister, Molley D. Greathouse, of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and six great-grand-children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Mullenax, who died on April 20, 1992, and two brothers, Lester and Harper Greathouse.
Visitation on Thursday from 6 to p .m. at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.
Funeral service will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Revs. David Rittenhouse and William Vandevender officiating. Burial will be in the Mullenax Cemetery.
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Melvina Shinaberry, of Durbin, died Tuesday, February 13, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Arrangements are incomplete at press time. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home have the body.
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Madeline Joy Price
Madeline Joy Price, age 77, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of Pocahontas Center.
Mrs. Price had served as telephone operator at Denmar State Hospital. She was a Presbyterian and a member of the Women of the Church of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.
Born at Renick January 18, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Susie Stanley Doyle.
Her husband, Randall H. Price, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are two sons, Wesley D. Price, of Hillsboro, and Randy Price, of Bland, Virginia; a sister, Carol Martz, of Staunton, Virginia; two brothers, Stanley Doyle, of Staunton, and Malcolm Doyle, of Norfolk, Virginia; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Goehner. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department or Little Levels Rescue Squad.
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Joe J. Roy
Joe J. Roy, age 82, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Roy was a Wildlife Superintendent for the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, member and Past Master of the Marlinton Lodge #127, Past Patron of Marlinton Chapter of the Eastern Star, and member of Shriners Beni-Kedem Temple; life member N.R.A., West Virginia Bowhunters Association, elected to Bowhunters Hall of Fame, life member of K.B.A. He served in World War II with the 21st Army Engineers. He was a Methodist.
Born in Cumberland, Maryland, he was the son of the late William Martin and Grace Ketterman Roy.
Surviving him are his wife, Bonnie L. Carr Roy; two sons, Ronald E. Roy and John E. Roy, both of Marlinton; a sister, Margaret Faulk, of Keyser; a brother, Homer Roy, of Farmington; seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Joe W. Roy, four sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were held Saturday at VanReenen Funeral Home by Robert Mann and Earl Michael. Burial was in the Cochran Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Austin W. Barlow
Austin W. Barlow, age 74, of Elkins, died Monday, February 5, 2001, at Nella's Nursing Home in Elkins.
Mr. Barlow was a retired electrician. He was a Protestant and he served in the Army in World War II.
The son of Albert C. and Bertha Hamrick Barlow, he was born at Woodrow April 15, 1926.
His wife, Linda Barlow, is deceased.
Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Shinaberry, of Crofton, Maryland; four sons, Ricky Barlow, of Crofton, Maryland, Burton Barlow, Randy Barlow, and Kevin Barlow, all of Finksburg, Maryland; two sisters, Opal Greene, of Frost, and Pearl Ryder, of Elkins; three grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Watkins, with burial in Cochran Cemetery.
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Ray M. Irvine
Ray Madrid Irvine, age 76, of Marlinton, died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Irvine was retired from International Shoe Company where he was a leather hanger. He was a Navy Veteran and a member of the V.F.W.
He was born at Marlinton February 22, 1924, the son of the late Levi and Lula Miller Irvine.
Survivors include his wife, Lula F. Gibson Irvine; a daughter, Loretta Irvine, of Huntington; three sons, Jim Irvine and Roger Irvine, both of Marlinton, and Earl Irvine, of Aldan, Pennsylvania; four sisters, Leona Dilley and Gladys Friel, both of Marlinton, Veda Johnson, of Stony Bottom, and Lisa Fishburn, of Indianapolis, Indiana; a brother, Donald Irvine, of Joppa, Maryland; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were two sisters, Dorothy Dempsey and Maggie Beverage, and five brothers, Mearl Irvine, Angus Irvine, Ralph Irvine, Verlin Irvine, and Clarence (Buck) Irvine.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Tuesday by the Revs. David Rittenhouse and Robert Mann. Burial was in the Wilfong Cemetery.
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Helen Curry Hammond
Helen Mae Curry Hammond, age 73, of Fairmont, died Saturday, February 10, 2001, in the Fairmont General Hospital.
She was born December 8, 1927, at Cass, a daughter of the late O. B. and Luella Geiger Curry.
On November 15, 1946, she was married to John Lewis "Jack" Hammond, who preceded her in death on February 10, 1998.
Mrs. Hammond was a 1945 graduate of Marlinton High School and attended Fairmont Business College. During World War II, she worked at the Ashford Memorial Hospital in White Sulphur Springs. She was employed for 15 years as a Department Manager in Small Appliances for the former Gee Bee Department Store in Fairmont. She was a member of the Beverly C.E.O.S. and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fairmont.
She is survived by two sons, John L. Hammond, II, of Glenview, Illinois, and Doug Hammond, of Elkins; one daughter, Linda Gillett, of Fairmont; three brothers, Arden Curry, of Charleston, Wilbur Curry, of Marlinton, and Earl "Butch" Curry, of Leesburg, Virginia; two sisters, Evelyn Moran, of Naples, Florida, and Carolyn Robins, of Richmond, Virginia; five grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were two brothers, Jimmy Curry and Dale Curry, and three sisters, Audra Coles, Louise Kohlman, and Madeline Hayes.
Services were held Tuesday at the Ford Funeral Home in Fairmont by the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley and Fr. Casey Mahone.
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Mary Cornelia Leach
Mary Cornelia "Sis" Leach, age 82, of Hillsboro, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at the home of her friend and caregiver, Betty Pritt, at Hillsboro.
A native of Louisiana, she was a daughter of the late Frank H. and Cara Stevens Leach.
She was a draftsman for the State of West Virginia, a member of the Camera Club and Kanawha Trail Club, and member of the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston.
She is survived by a sister, Helen M. Lemke, of Hinsdale, Illinois, and a brother, J. Steven Leach, of Sunland, California. She was a sister-in-law of Carolyn Leach, of Green Bank.
Deceased are four brothers, Frank H. Leach, Archibald A. Leach, William E. Leach, and Samuel K. Leach.
Services were held at VanReenen's Funeral Home on Tuesday morning by the Rev. Ernest "Jim" Martin, with burial in Alderson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Research Foundation.
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Angela Dawn Boggs
Angela Dawn Boggs, age 12, formerly of Marlinton, died Sunday, February 11, 2001, from a gunshot wound at Metro Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
Angela was born March 27, 1988, and had attended school in Marlinton, but was now in seventh grade in Conneaut, Ohio.
Surviving her are her father, Wayne Boggs; brothers, Clayton Boggs and Kenny Boggs, of Conneaut; mother, Connie McMillion Boggs; paternal grandparents, Kenneth Eugene Boggs, of Hillsboro, and Judy Boggs, of Ashtabula, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Quincy McMillion, of Buckeye, and Phyllis Carpenter Outten, of Monterey, Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at the First Assembly of God Church, West Main Street, Conneaut, Ohio, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 17.
Visitation will be at Thompson/Smith Funeral Home, 345 West Main Street, Conneaut, from 7 to 9 p. m. on Friday.
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Blanche McMann McCallister, age 85, formerly of Covington, Virginia, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, in Annaburg Manor Nursing Home in Manassas, Virginia.
She was born September 28, 1915, in Gap Mills, the daughter of the late Edward Adolphus and Lillian Katherine McCaleb McMann.
Mrs. McCallister worked as a clerk for Plotts' Pharmacy and was a member of Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Ellen McCallister Hayslett, of Woodbridge, Virginia; one son, Wendell Grey McCallister, of Chester, Virginia, two brothers, Orr Lee McMann, of Marlinton, and Grey McMann, of Gap Mills; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
A memorial service was conducted on February 9 at Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Miller. Mrs. McCallister was cremated.