John James Rexrode
John James Rexrode, age 65, of Durbin, died at his home in Durbin on Monday, February 19, 2001.
He was retired from the U. S. Army and was a member of the V.F.W. in Elkins.
Born May 12, 1935, at Arbovale, he was the son of the late Charlie W. and Joanna Washburn Rexrode.
A sister, Anna Mae Woods, is deceased.
Surviving him are two daughters, Bronda Hurst, of Alabaster, Alabama, and Peggy Rittenhouse, of Elkins; three sisters, Leona Daniels, of Durbin, Goldie Daniels, of Beverly, and Jackie Hudak, of Herndon, Virginia; three brothers, William C. Rexrode, Franklin Rexrode, and Allen Rexrode, all of Durbin; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday afternoon at the Arbovale Community Center by the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Marvin J. Galford
Marvin J. Galford, age 73, of Staunton, Virginia, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001, in the Augusta Medical Center following a long illness.
He was born May 2, 1927, in Dunmore, a son of Paul A. and Ora Buzzard Galford.
He was a carpenter by trade and was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Legan Galford and Robert Lee Galford.
Surviving him are his wife, Mary Jean Lambert Galford; three brothers, Ralph Galford, of Twin Falls, Idaho, Steward Galford, of Hillsboro, and Johnny Galford, of Kimberley, Idaho; three sisters, Wilma Morgan, of Arbovale, Bertha Lee Galford, of Hillsboro, and Maxine Moore, of Piscataway, New Jersey.
Services were conducted Friday in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel by L. Roger Powell, minister of Church of Christ at Wintergreen. Burial followed in the Dunmore Cemetery with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 3025 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901, or the ALS Association, 4502 Starkey Road, S.W., Suite 206, Roanoke, Virginia 24014.
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Hazel E. Hause
Hazel E. Hause, age 83, of Buckeye, died Friday, February 23, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Hause was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.
She was born on Thorny Creek November 2, 1917, the daughter of the late Charles and Effie Friel Christian.
Preceding her in death were a sister, Icie Reed, and three brothers, Carl Christian, Ray Christian, and Winford Christian.
Surviving her are her husband, John Hause; daughter, Dorothy Kiner, of Marlinton; two sons, Kyle Hause, of Dunmore, and Earl Hause, of Staunton; brother, Earl Christian, of Charlestown; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul K. Watkins, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Erik Scott Moore
Erik Scott (Scottie) Moore, age 20, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at home.
He was a graduate of Pocahontas County High School and a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. While in high school, Scott was the winner of the scholarship for French language pronouncement at the Bethany College Foreign Language Festival. He also taught French to elementary school students.
Born November 6, 1980, in Marlinton, he was the son of Sandra and Earl Sharp and grandson of Demetria and Keith Moore, with whom he made his home, and Glenda Snyder, of Covington, Virginia, and Lowell and Freda Sharp, of Cowen.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Marlinton Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Randy Benson and Earl Michael, with remarks by Matt Moore. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Red Cross.
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Georgia Lee Sharp
Georgia Lee Sharp, age 87, of Charlottesville, Virginia, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001, at her residence.
Born January 16, 1914, at Frost, she was the daughter of the late Aaron A. and Odessa Jordan Sharp.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Neal O. Sharp, in 1978.
Mrs. Sharp was a member of Frost United Methodist Church, and also a member of Church of the Brethren in Charlottesville.
Survivors include her daughter, Jean Burnette, of Palmyra, Vir-ginia; son, Ralph Sharp, of Roanoke, Virginia; brother, Dr. Roland P. Sharp, of Rt. 2, Marlinton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Robert Mann. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery.
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Esther M. Detch Janeczek
Esther M. Detch Janeczek, age 86, of Dania, Florida, died Sunday, February 25, 2001, in Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Florida.
She was a secretary and housewife and a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
A native of Berryburg, she was born January 10, 1915, the daughter of the late Lewis and Christina Nagy Detch.
Also deceased is her former husband, Walter Stanley Janeczek.
Mrs. Janeczek is survived by a daughter, Mary H. Stephens, of Pembroke Pines, Florida; a son, Walter (Andy) Janeczek, of Sandia Park, New Mexico; a sister, Helen Huffman, of Glendale, California; two brothers, Andrew Detch, of Lewisburg, and Alan Detch, of Glendale, California; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Father William Kuchin-sky, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Wava E. Bird
Wava E. Bird, age 88, of Boomer, died February 25, 2001, at home.
She was a lifelong resident of Boomer and a member of Boomer Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bird was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Georgia Casto Skeen, and her husband, Wilford Bird.
Survivng her are sons, Richard G. Bird, of Rt. 2, Marlinton, James W. Bird, of Eustis, Florida, Wayne A. Bird, of Fayetteville, Fred L. Bird, of Elkins; sister, Doll Tully, of Savannah, Georgia; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p. m. Thursday at Boomer Baptist Church by Pastor Harold Lewis Coe. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery, Kentuck.
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Lowell Alvan Hanks
Lowell Alvan Hanks, age 73, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at Bert Fish Medical Center.
Hanks was a former mayor of New Smyrna Beach, founded and directed Medical Arts Laboratory as a medical technologist, owner of Newell's Cards and Gifts, honored as a member of committee founding Senior Center, and a Presbyterian Church Elder.
He was a native of Cass.
Surviving him are two sons, Doug, Longwood, Florida, and Tom, of Chester, Virginia; two daughters, Gwen Comfort, Apopka, Florida, and Melissa Tribble, Petersburg, Virginia; a brother, Calvin, of Lexington, South Carolina; three sisters, Marion Armstrong, Texas, Gertrude Carper, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Linda Pinchard, of Selma, Virginia; and four grandchildren.
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Evelyn M. Gum
Evelyn Marie Gum, age 77, of Elkton, died February 4, 2001, at Mariner Health in Forest Hill, Maryland.
She was born in Raywood, the daughter of the late James Blaine and Mary M. Carr Long. She attended Schearers Business School in Baltimore and real estate school at Harford Community College. She retired in 1983 as a business manager for Harford and Cecil counties credit bureau. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Department of Aging, Golden Agers of Harford County, Women of the Moose and AARP. She volunteered at Citizen's Care Center.
She is survived by three sons, James A. Gum, of Aberdeen, Maryland, Ira W. Gum, of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Kevin B. Gum, of Annapolis, Maryland; three daughters, Beverly Ann Gilley, of Elkton, Maryland, Charidy L. Anders and Yolanda J. Zellman, both of Darlington, Maryland; eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James H. Gum, in 1987.
Services were held at Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home in Aberdeen, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Aberdeen, by the Rev. G. Neale Wirtanen, with burial in Bel Air Memorial Gardens.
Contributions may be made to Northern Chesapeake Hospice, 111 W. High, St., Suite 303, Elkton, Maryland 21921.