Wanda Lee Jackson Sheets
Wanda Lee Jackson Sheets, age 71, of Marlinton, died at her home Thursday, May 3, 2001, after a long illness with cancer.
She was a homemaker and a Jehovah Witness.
The daughter of the late Edward T. and Pearl L. Palmer Jackson, she was born in Marlinton May 31, 1929.
Preceding her in death were a daughter, Judy Lynn Sheets Moore; a son, Charles Lee Sheets; and two brothers, Thomas G. Jack son and Randall E. Jackson.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence C. Sheets; a son, Dale Edward Sheets, of Highland Springs, Virginia; a sister, Shirley Chestnut, of Staunton, Virginia; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Marlinton Kingdom Hall by John Wright.
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Beulah Elizabeth Legg
Beulah Elizabeth Legg, age 59, of White Sulphur Springs, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Bartley, of Covington, Virginia, after an extended illness.
Born in Charleston on July 6, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Delbert Willard and Edith Lanham Brewer.
She was of the Methodist faith.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Jackie Lee Legg, on July 14, 1999; and a sister, Anna Lee Graves.
Survivors include four daughters, Connie Sue Tyler, of Vinton, Virginia, Marilyn "Jo" Legg, of Covington, Anna Ruth Bartley, also of Covington, and Diane Kountz, of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Howard Lee "Pete" Legg, of White Sulphur Springs, Delbert Jackson "DJ" Legg, of Iron Gate, Virginia; four sisters, Carol Lemons and Patty Miller, both of Lewisburg, Erma Dill, of Idaho, Martha McCarty, of Marlinton; a brother, Ralph Brewer, of Ronceverte; and twelve grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday in the Chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, by the Rev. Paul Suttle and the Rev. Bobby McClintic. Burial was at Mapledale Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs.
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John Francis Lockett Bell, age 75, of Lewisburg, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after a sudden illness.
Born June 11, 1925, at Lewisburg, he was the son of the late Richard P. and Mary Frances Lockett Bell.
He was a retired forester for Westvaco and was a member of the Society of American Forestry. He was also a member of Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, West Virginia University Alumni, Greenbrier Military School Alumni, and was a World War II Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Dilley Sharp Bell, a native of Pocahontas County.
Surviving him are his daughter, Marie Bell Tyree, of Fincastle, Virginia; son, John L. Bell, II, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, by the Rev. Dexter Taylor and the Rev. Susan Campbell. Burial was at Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Greenbrier County Emergency Ambulance, P. O. Box 5776, Fairlea, WV 24902.
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John P. Kennedy
John P. Kennedy, age 80, of Fairmont, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at the Wishing Well Manor in Fairmont.
He was the son of the late James Edward and Lena Bartlett Kennedy.
A brother, James Edward Kennedy, Jr., and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Wedding, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances "Cass" Swink Kennedy, of Fairmont; one brother, Bart-lett Kennedy, of Lufkin, Texas; and one sister, Barbara McKnight, of St. Petersburg, Florida.
He was a member of the St. Peters The Fisherman Catholic Church. He was the General Manager of Alling & Cory, Inc., retiring in 1985, served in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II in the 615th Fighter Control Group and the 1st Intercepter Command. He was an Honorary Life Member and Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Fairmont Rotary Club and was a member of the "Old Guard" in Rotary. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. #294 Elks Lodge in Fairmont, member of the Fairmont Field Club, and board member for the local American Red Cross.
Mass of Christian Burial was held in the St. Peters The Fisherman Catholic Church by Father Leonard Smith on May 5. Committal services were held in the Wanless Cemetery at Cass with Father Bill Kuchinsky officiating.
Memoral contributions may be made to the Rotary Foundation, c/o Fairmont Rotary Club, P. O. Box 12, Fairmont, WV 26555-0012.
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Russell James Burris
Russell James "Buster" Burris, age 62, died April 26, 2001, at the home of his son, John Wesley Burris, in Oaks, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Burris was born in Cass June 14, 1938.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Chris, and one son, Russell.
Surviving relatives in addition to his son, John Wesley Burris, of Oaks, are a daughter, Darlene Ingram, of Texas; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Marie Hickson, of Dunmore, and Carol Baldwin, of Baltimore, Maryland.
His body was cremated.
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Houston E. Simmons
Houston Eugene Simmons, age 86, formerly of Seebert and Marlinton, died Monday, May 7, 2001, in Indianapolis, Indiana, of complications of a stroke and pneumonia.
Services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday in the Marlinton Pres-byterian Church. Burial with Masonic services will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Rt. 2, Box 52W, Buckeye, WV 24954.
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Bertina Elizabeth Cosner, age 80, of Cass, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Alleghany Regional Hopsital, Low Moor, Virginia.
She was a lifelong resident of Cass and formerly an Assistant Postmistress for the United States Postal Service. She was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Cosner was born April 5, 1921, at Cass, the daughter of the late Albert Roland and Lola Anna Taylor O'Brien.
She is survived by her husband, Thurmond Roscoe Cosner.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m., Friday, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Roland Armstrong. Burial will be in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home in Arbovale on Thursday from 6 to 8 p. m.