John A. Geiger
John A. Geiger, age 83, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, Edray, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. He had been disabled since suffering head injuries in a fall in October, 1999.
Mr. Geiger was a mechanic and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a member and officer of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church.
The son of the late George and Fannie Young Geiger, he was born at Edray July 26, 1917.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrhl Kershner Geiger. Surviving him are his wife, Blanche Simmons Geiger, and a brother, Gail Geiger, of Marlinton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon by the Revs. Randy Benson and Robert Mann in the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Cochran Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
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Annie Juanita Daugherty
Mrs. Annie Juanita Jones Daugherty died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Virginia.
She was born October 9, 1924, in Montgomery.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Richard Daugherty, Sr., and three sons, Richard T. Daugherty, Jr., James O. Daugherty, and Joseph L. Daugherty.
Survivors include her sons, Phillip Daugherty, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Robert Daugherty, of Hot Springs, Virginia; two daughters, Myrtle Tyson, of Covington, Virginia, and Phyllis Pegram, of Marlinton; twelve grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home in Clifton Forge, Virginia, with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery at Covington.
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Marvin M. Bennett
Marvin McNeal Bennett, age 79, of St. Albans, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at CAMC - Memorial Division.
He retired as an operating engineer from Local 132 with 38 years of service, and served in the United States Army during World War II with a four-year tour in Okinawa, Korea, and the South Pacific. He was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Eleanor Ruth Wade.
Surviving him are his wife, Margaret Higgins Bennett; son, Patrick H. Bennett, of St. Albans; brother, Bob Bennett, of Columbia, South Carolina; sister, Pearl Waybright, of Green Bank and Staunton, Virginia; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Monday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, by the Rev. Loretta D. Isaiah. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.
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Howard Junior Stanley
Howard Junior Stanley, age 46, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, February 27, 2001.
He was born September 10, 1954, in Greenbrier County, a son of the late Jesse and Audrey Morrison Stanley. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Stanley.
Mr. Stanley was self-employed.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Roto Stanley, of Lewisburg; two daughters, Gracious Stanley, of Fairlea, and Cashina Stanley, of Ronceverte; two sons, Brandon Roto, of South Carolina, and Gilbert Roto, of Rupert; four sisters, Brenda Stanley, of Marlinton, Debbie Stanley, of North Carolina, Gracie Lewis and Emma Hambrick, both of Droop; two brothers, Roger Morrison and Eugene Stanley, both of Droop; stepmother, Marie Stanley, of Droop; three stepsisters, Rose Tenney, of Elkins, Elaine McCoy, of Augusta, Georgia, and Brenda Shue, of Maxwelton; two stepbrothers, Ben Shue, of Droop, and James Shue, of Felton, Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Friday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
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Lucy M. Walker Winston
Lucy M. Walker Winston, age 75, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, died Saturday, December 9, 2000, in Health Alliance Hospital Leominster.
She was born May 11, 1925, in Marlinton, the daughter of William Clinton and Mattie Ella Stewart Gary, and had lived the past 36 years in Fitchburg.
Mrs. Winston was a machine operator for many years at the former Aladdin Plastics in Leominster, retiring in 1971.
She was reportedly the oldest living member of Lighthouse Church of God in Lunenburg, where she was considered to be the "Mother of the Church."
She leaves her husband of 45 years, Moses H. Winston; two sons, Russell Walker, of Fitchburg, and Moses Winston, of Westminster; two daughters, Norma Walker Baldwin and Mable Esther Winston, both of Fitchburg; a brother, Adam Gary, of Lewisburg; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren; also two nieces and a cousin whom she raised, Doris Henderson Gillison and Macel Henderson Clyburn, both of Leominster, and Maxwell Jones.
Her first husband, Norman Walker, died in 1957. Also deceased are a sister, Jackie Gary, and five brothers, Clinton Gary, James Gary, Samuel Gary, Thurl Gary, and the Rev. Roy Gary.
Funeral services were held in the Bosk Funeral Home, with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.
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Louise Reda Collins
Louise Reda Collins, age 80, of Durbin and lately of Bridgewater, Virginia, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at University of Virginia Medical Center at Charlottesville, Virginia.
Mrs. Collins was born October 24, 1920, at Durbin, the daughter of the late Frank and Maria Nardo Reda.
She was a member of the St. Marks Catholic Church at Bartow, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW, and was owner and operator of the Reda Store in Durbin until her retirement.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Alfred H. Collins, who died June 25, 2000, and whom she married on February 1, 1951; her sister, Antoinette Spina; and five brothers, Ralph, Sam, Joe, Grey, and Ernest Reda.
Mrs. Collins is survived by her son, Mike Collins, of Bridgewater, Virginia; a sister, Rose Dimasi, of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania; four brothers, Paul Reda, of Michigan, Louis Reda, of Florida, Arnold Reda, of West Virgnia, and Victor Reda, of Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a. m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial will be in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Alice E. Dever
Alice Electa Dever, age 102, of Marlinton, died Monday, March 5, 2001, in Richwood Area Community Hospital.
Born October 9, 1898, at Mill Gap, Virginia, she was the daughter of Charles Francis and Mary Annalene Wade Dever.
She was a member of the Marlinton United Methodist Church. A graduate of Dunsmore Business College, she was a bookkeeper at the Bank of Marlinton until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Bussard, of Marlinton, and Thelma Bird, of Monterey, Virginia; three brothers, Roy Dever, of Marlinton, Stanley Dever, of Mill Gap, Virginia, and Gilford Dever, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.
Survivors include Frances Bussard and Katherine Smith, of Arlington, Virginia, Mrs. Jean Moore and Clyde Bussard, of Fort Washington, Maryland, Garland Dever, and Mary Carolyn Hooke, of Monterey, Virginia, Mary Ardena Byrd, of Staunton, Virginia, and Jim Bird, of Cypress, Texas, and several other nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday, March 7, at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Stanley Clark, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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Craig Chalmer Sharp
Craig Chalmer Sharp, age 78, of Frost, died Monday, March 5, 2001, in the VA Hospital, Salem, Virginia.
He was retired from the United States Army, having served in the European Theatre in World War II and the Korean War; he retired in 1960, then worked for US Navy Ordnance in Louisville, Kentucky for 18 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, and a member of the Frost United Methodist Church.
Born at Huntersville April 27, 1922, he was the son of the late Clifton C. and Mary J. Johnson Sharp.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Opal Dunford and Merle White, and three brothers, Earl, John, and Beryl Sharp.
Surviving him are his wife, Dorotha Lee Tyree Sharp; a daughter, Mary Sharp, and a step-daughter, Katherine Messinger, of Conway, South Carolina; a son, Edward A. Sharp, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, and a stepson, Ronal Jeffries, of Ravenna, Ohio; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Friday at the Frost United Methodist Church by the Rev. Randy White. Burial will be in the Sharp Cemetery at Frost.
Visitation will be at Van-Reenen Funeral Home Thursday from 6 to 9 p. m.
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James E. Mann
James Edward Mann, 67, of Amherst, Ohio, died February 23, 2001, following a long illness.
He was born in Marlinton on May 2, 1933, the son of Mabel Reynolds Higgins, of Amherst, and the late Edward Mann.
Mr. Mann was a veteran of the 101st Army Airborne Division from 1953 to 1955 and moved to Amherst following his military service. He was a carpenter and general contractor, member of the Carpenter's Union, American Legion, and St. Peter's United Methodist Church in Amherst.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 45 years, Maxine Sterna Mann; two sons, Douglas J. Mann, of Amherst, and Thomas J. Mann, of Wooster, Ohio; three daughters, Eleanor L. Traster, Margaret S. Settle, and Marcia E. Miller, all of Amherst; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Harry W. Higgins, and a sister, Ramona Mann.
A memorial service with military honors by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard was held at St. Peter's United Church of Christ on February 25 at 3 p.m.
The family suggests memorial donations to New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, 5255 North Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035; Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 15455 NE Highway 314, Silver Springs, FL, or The Gideon's International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.