Freda Buckley Valentine
Freda Buckley Valentine, age 84, of Charlton Heights, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at home, following an extended illness.
She was a member of Boomer Baptist Church.
Born November 19, 1916, at Deep Water, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Lula May Taylor Petry.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Estep, of Charlton Heights, and Loretta Wyatt, of Welch; two sons, Fredrick Buckley, of Mount Hope, and George Buckley, of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Vada Ramsey, of Rainelle, and Patsy Wenger, of Arbovale; ten grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday morning at Pennington Funeral Home Chapel in Gauley Bridge by the Rev. Harold Lewis Coe. Burial was in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
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Paul Harold Barrett
Paul Harold Barrett, age 69, of Rt. 1, Dunmore, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Barrett was a sawmill worker, and was a Methodist.
The son of the late Thomas and Nellie Pritt Barrett, he was born at Spice March 1, 1932.
His first wife, Shelby Ryder, and a sister, Opal Barrett Cook, are deceased.
Surviving him are his wife, Margaret Marie Lane Barrett; a daughter, Shelvy Marie Barrett, of Dunmore, and a son, Paul Harold Barrett, II, also of Dunmore; two sisters, Ruth Barrett Wilfong, of Buckeye, and Anna Barrett Underwood, of Richwood; and three brothers, Bill Barrett and Frank Barrett, both of Marlinton, and Leland Barrett, of New Jersey.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home on Saturday by Earl D. "Butch" Michael. Burial was in the Ruckman Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Marlinton Rescue Squad and Fire Department.
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Edna Mae Rose Thompson
Edna Mae Rose Thompson, age 71, of Abingdon, Virginia, died at her residence on May 25, 2001.
Born in Hillsboro, she was the daughter of the late Penick Brown and Gladys Norma Jackson Rose, and the wife of the late Samuel Allen Thompson.
She had retired from Edgewood Arsenal, where she worked as a secretary.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by two brothers, Penick Winters Rose, of Hillsboro, and David B. Rose, of Joppa, Maryland; and one sister, Mary Frances Vaughan, of Hillsboro.
Services were held Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Phyllis Cox. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
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Betty A. Kenealy Novik
Betty Jane Aumiller Kenealy Novik, 80, died Saturday, May 26 in Middlesex, New Jersey. She was the wife of the late James Wilber Kenealy who died in 1966. "Bill" was a native of Cass. They had been married 21 years.
She married John Stanley Novik in 1978.
Born in Laurelton, Pennsylvania, November 15, 1920, she was the daughter of Aaron and Winnifred Viola Buckley Aumiller, a native of Buckeye.
Mrs. Kenealy held a bachelors degree in Home Economics from Pennsylvania State University, and a Masters degree in Guidance from Seton Hall University. She was a home economics teacher first in the Dunellen New Jersey school system, and then for many years in the Piscataway Township schools.
Survivors include daughters Kathryn Winnifred Pugh, of Newton, New Jersey; Jane Kenealy Gill, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and her husband, Mr. Novik.
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Harry E. Miller
Harry E. Miller, age 65, of Green Bank, formerly of Dunbar, died May 22, 2001, in Martinsburg Medical Center after a short illness.
He was a Korean War veteran and also served a tour of duty in Germany with the U. S. Army. He was a member of the Mountaineer Post No. 9097 of the VFW at Hurricane.
He was formerly employed by Milam Engineering and Dunn Engineers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry E. and Irene Walker Miller.
Survivors include a brother, William B. Miller, of Charleston; two sisters, Barbara M. Raynes, of Buffalo, and Martha M. Atteridge, of Vancouver, Washington.
Services were held Saturday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, by Dr. Timothy L. Bias. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park with military graveside rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to AMVETS, National Service Foundation, P. O. Box 96175, Washington, D. C. 20090-6175.
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John C. McCombs
John Carl McCombs, age 82, of Brinkhaven, Ohio, died May 28, 2001, at his residence.
He was born October 2, 1918, in Woodbine, to the late Bert Henry and Susan Cogar McCombs.
He was a self-employed mechanic, former owner of the Sunoco Gas Station in Killbuck, and a timber cutter. He was a World War II U. S. Army veteran and a member of the National Guard. He was a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans and attended the Wolf Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. McCombs is survived by his wife, Marjorie Fortune McCombs, whom he married January 25, 1945. Also surviving is a son, Randy Dale McCombs, of Brinkhaven; a sister, Lelia McCombs, of the Coshocton Health Care Center; and a grandson.
Preceding him in death were five brothers, Clyde, James, Earl, Jessie, and Lawrence, and three sisters, Delores, Leola, and Sarah.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a. m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, Ohio, by Pastor Mike Rogers. Burial will be in the Wolf Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with graveside military services.
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Donald W. Mason
Donald W. Mason, age 72, of Rancho Mirage, California, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
Born August 3, 1928, in Marlinton, he was the son of the late Paul L. and Catherine Clark Mason.
He was a pharmacist at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, and formerly a pharmacist at Patterson's Drug Store in Martinsburg.
He was a veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict, graduate of WVU in 1949 where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa.
Surviving him are his wife, Lillie Caskey Mason; one son, Douglas D. Mason, of Folsom, California; three granddaughters; and three brothers, David K. Mason, of Parsons, Kelley R. Mason, of Hailey, Idaho, and James S. Mason, of Martinsburg.
One brother, Paul Brooks Mason, preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. James D. Riley.
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Ben A. Rose
Ben A. Rose, of Arlington, Virginia, formerly of Durbin, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at home.
Funeral service will be held on Friday at the Faith Lutheran Church, on Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, at 11 a.m.
Full obituary will be in next week's paper.
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Lyle L. Hudson
Lyle Letcher Hudson, 90, of Beckley, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at his daughter's residence following a long illness.
Born September 28, 1910, at Green Bank, he was the son of the late Edward A. Hudson and Ora Sutton Hudson.
Mr. Hudson was a member of the Bradley Freewill Baptist Church. He was a lay speaker for Hinton United Methodist Church, a caretaker for Bethel Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for 54 years.
He worked 38 years in the service department for Bair Brothers, Grady Whitlock and Darryl Rollyson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Lee Crotty Hudson in 1994; a twin brother, Kyle L. Hudson; two brothers, Keith and Neil Hudson and two sisters, Violet and Gladys.
Survivors include a daughter, Ella Custer Emswiller, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; a sister, Kathleen Burner, of Jacksonville, Florida; two grandchildren; three step grandchild-ren and 12 step great-grandchildren..
Funeral will be held Saturday at Bradley Freewill Baptist Church, Bradley, with the Rev. Daniel Legg officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bradley Freewill Baptist Church.
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Mary Keatley died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio.
VanReenen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete at press time.