Ruth M. Hinkle
Ruth M. Hinkle, age 98, of Renick, died April 18, 2001, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
Graveside services will be in Morningside Cemetery in Renick on Saturday, April 28, at 11 a. m.
If raining, services will be held at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
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Nellie Bright Dean
Nellie Bright Dean, age 84, of Marlinton, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Alleghany Regional Hospital.
She was a member of the Marlinton United Methodist Church and a member of the Marlinton Chapter #97, Eastern Star.
Mrs. Dean was the daughter of the late Harvey K. and Lena Sharp Bright, born August 10, 1916, at Marlinton.
Deceased are her husband. Alvon R. Dean; a daughter, Carolyn Jean Dean; three sisters, Levva McMillan, Mary Rose, and Lucille Simmons; and two brothers, Luther and Ted Bright.
She is survived by two sons, John Robert Dean, of St. Albans, and Richard Cecil Dean, of Marlinton; three sisters, Ruth E. Friel, of Marlinton, Jean E. Whitmire, of Trenton, New Jersey, and Betty L. Baker, of Jacksonville, Florida; a brother, Robert E. Bright, of Mingo; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Stanley Clark, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Edith Pearl Waybright
Edith Pearl Waybright, age 81, of Arbovale, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs, Virginia.
She was born May 22, 1919, at Arbovale, the daughter of the late Patrick Henry and Maggie Vent Bennett.
Mrs. Waybright attended Pine Grove Church of the Brethren, and was a nurses aide for Western State Hospital in Staunton, Virginia.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Hiner Waybright; five sisters, Sylvia Sheets, Elva Petts, Mae Morales, Irene VanHorn, and Myrtle Banker; four brothers, Theodore Bennett, Ralph Bennett, Marvin Bennett, and Ray Bennett.
Survivors include a brother, Bobby Bennett, of Columbia, South Carolina.
She is a sister-in-law of Agnes Bennett, of Arbovale.
Services were held Monday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Shannon E. Withers
Shannon Eugene Withers, age 84, of Marlinton, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at his home after a long illness.
Mr. Withers was a retired tanner, a leather roller for International Shoe Company, and a Presbyterian. He served in the United States Army in World War II.
The son of the late Isaac and Elsie Hayslett Withers, he was born in Marlinton September 2, 1916.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Kelley Withers; a brothers, James Withers; four sisters, Arlene Camper, Ruth Dunbrack, Maxine Withers, and Viola Withers; and his parents.
Surviving him are a daughter, Sue Withers Schultz, of Marlinton; a son, Jerry R. Withers, of Dale City, Virginia; a sister, Evelyn Withers, and a brother, Ivan W. Withers, Sr., both of Marlinton; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon at Mountain View Cemetery by the Rev. Randy Benson.
Memorial gifts may be made to the McClintic Library or the Opera House.
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Pete Patrick Curtis
Pete Patrick Curtis, age 80, of Marlinton, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at his home.
A native of Lewis County, he was born May 6, 1920, the son of the late William Washington and Maude Merm Westfield Curtis.
He was retired from Kramer Lumber Company as a forestry worker. He was a member of Believers Under Grace Church.
Two sisters, Virginia Coleman and Rhoda Harris, and a brother, Burl Curtis, are deceased.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jean Bell Curtis; four daughters, Betty Jean Woody, of Hot Springs, Virginia, Evelyn Wright, of Conroe, Texas, Patty Shields, of Marlinton, and Sue Lloyd, of Harrisville; two sons, Everette A. Woody, of Marlinton, and Delmas Curtis, of Harrisville; twenty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack and Debbie McGuire. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Marlinton Rescue Squad.
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Opal Gillespie, age 80, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, formerly of Marlinton, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Helen Wine, of King George, Virginia.
Mrs. Gillespie was born in Marlinton. She worked for Arlington Window Cleaners.
She was the wife of Harry Wayne Gillespie and mother of the late Wilson "Buck" Irvine and the late Roger Irvine.
Survivors include three daughters, Helen Wine, Sharon Nichols, and Brenda Pitts, all of Spotsylvania; two sons, Earl Irvine, of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Gene Irvine, of Grafton; a sister, Belle Nichols, of Pebbles, Ohio; a brother, Thomas Lester, of Marlinton, twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday by the Revs. Gary Caruthers and Tony Self at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Burial was at Stafford Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 2217 Princess Anne Street, Suite 002-1. Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401, or American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, HC 76, Box 1527, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508.
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Moffett Brown Turner
Moffett "Doc" Brown Turner, age 94, of Blue Grass, Virginia, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Augusta Medical Center.
He was born September 5, 1906, at Mustoe, Virginia, a son of Joseph and Rosa Robertson Turner.
Mr. Turner was a member of the Green Hill Church. He was a farmer and logger and he retired from the Virginia Hot Springs Company in Hot Springs.
His wife of 54 years, Lottie Mae Doyle Turner, preceded him in death on May 4, 1981. He was also preceded in death by a son, Moffett "Jim" B. Turner, Jr., on December 20, 1998; a brother, Boyd Turner, and two sisters, Ollie White and Lucy Campbell. He was the last member of his immediate family.
Surviving him are two daughters, Freda Bird, of Blue Grass, and Charlotte M. Griffin, of Dunmore; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday, April 27, in the Green Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Robert L. Haley.
Friends may call at the Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 268, Monterey, Virginia 24465.