Tennie Harold McCall
Tennie Harold McCall, age 77, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Virginia.
Mr. McCall was a hairing machine operator for International Shoe Company and a retired employee of the Town of Marlinton. He served in the Army in World War II.
Born at Ballengee, he was the son of the late Benjamin Reeder Fisher and Margarete Adelene Long McCall.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Wanda Madalene Martin McCall; four sisters, Virginia Raines, Carrie Biggs, Rose Biggs, and Grace Meadows; and five brothers, Glen McCall, Jess McCall, Roy McCall, Gene McCall, and Ira McCall.
He is survived by four daughters, Drema Madalene Tinney, Peggy Mae McCall, Linda Kay Burgess, and Kathy Darlene McCall, all of Marlinton; two sons, David Harold McCall and Ira Joe McCall, both of Marlinton; twenty grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Friday afternoon by Sam Felton and Rev. Homer Tinney, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Norman Leonard Beale
Norman Leonard Beale, age 87, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Friday, June 22, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He retired in 1976 after 28 years as a school bus driver for Pocahontas Schools, and was a member of the Edray United Methodist Church.
Born at Linwood March 5, 1914, he was the son of the late Charlie and Evva Hannah Beale.
His wife, Eleanor Ruth Beale, is deceased. Others preceding him in death were a son, Leonard Harold Beale; a sister, Opal Beale Shaw; and two brothers, Clyde Beale and John Ellis Beale.
Surviving him are a son, Lewis Clifton Beale, of Marlinton; a sister, Juanita Beale, of Hillsboro; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home by Robert Mann Monday morning, with burial in Mingo Cemetery.
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Nina G. Tucker
Nina G. Tucker, age 90, of Lizemores, Clay County, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Montgomery General Hospitial.
She attended The Holiness Church.
Mrs. Tucker was born March 31, 1911, in Pocahontas County.
Preceding her in death were her husband, James Edward Tucker; parents, David Jackson and Laura Bell Fowler Thompson; and daughters, Anna Auxier and Myrtle Pritt.
Survivors include daughters, Gaye Burleson, of Brownsville, Elva Williams, of Lizemores; sons, Amos Tucker, of Lima, Ohio, Ray Tucker, of Lyonsville, Robert Tucker, of Cedar Grove, Charles Tucker, of Arlington, Virginia; half-sister, Ora Sharp, of Marlinton; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Monday at Pennington Funeral Home in Gauley Bridge by the Rev. Charles Blankenship, with burial in Sunset Cemetery, Fola.
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William R. Conley
William Ralph "Bill" Conley (Major, USAF, Ret.), age 71, died March 15, 2001, at Brandon, Florida, of lung cancer.
He was born December 21, 1929, in Follansbee, son of the late Ralph Elmo Conley and Virginia Arbogast Conley Irvine. Bill spent much of his youth in Green Bank and attended the Green Bank schools.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; four sons, Scott, Steve, Stan, Tommy; six grandchildren; sister, Betty Lou Rudolph; half-sisters, Joan Loeb and Paula Blue; and his stepmother, Dorothy Conley.
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. A memorial service, with Military Honors, was held at the First United Methodist Church of Brandon on March 17.
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Carl Eugene Boley
Carl Eugene Boley, age 54, of Richwood, died June 23, 2001, in Richwood Area Community Hospital after a long illness.
He was a Methodist. He was employed by Columbia of West Virginia, Craigsville, and was a member of American Legion, Richwood, and Cherry Hill Country Club. He was retired from the Army National Guard with 26 years' service.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Boley; one son, Paul W. Boley, of Richwood; one daughter, Patricia Boley, of Snowshoe; mother, Lorrine Boley, of Fenwick; three brothers, Cecil Boley, of Fenwick, Charles Boley, of Richwood, Ronnie Boley, of Craigsville; two sisters, Linda Boley and Norma Artrip, both of Fenwick.
Services were held Wednesday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, by the Rev. Troy George. Burial was in the Fields Cemetery, Nettie.
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Bobby Lynn McCarty
Bobby Lynn McCarty, age 46, of Dunmore, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at his home after a short illness.
He was a driller and construction worker.
Born May 12, 1955, at Marlinton, he was the son of Jean Milsom McCarty, of Frost, and the late Ledford McCarty.
Surviving him are his wife, Brenda Ann Wyatt McCarty; a daughter, Kelley Nicole McCarty, at home; two sons, Michael Paul McCarty, of Frost, and Adrian Thomas McCarty, at home; two sisters, Nancy Kirk, of Frost, and Mary Kay McCarty. of Nome, Alaska; three brothers, Phillip and Bill McCarty, of Marlinton, and Jeff McCarty, of Lewistown, Montana; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home at 1 p. m. Thursday by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
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Sherman A. Friel
Sherman A. Friel, age 83, of Wellington, Ohio, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at EMA Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Friel was employed as a laborer at the International Shoe Company in Marlinton for 23 years until it closed in 1969. He was then employed by the Forestry Service until he retired. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
He was born July 6, 1917, in Buckeye. He moved from Marlinton to Wellington 15 years ago.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Elneta Miller Friel; daughters, Shirley Cromer, of LaGrange, Ohio, Linda McCloud, of Elyria, Ohio, Annis Thompson, of Wellington, and Wanda Sharp, of Sterling, Virginia; son, Ray Friel, of Buckeye; nineteen grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren; a sister, Naomi Newman, of Marlinton; three brothers, Harold Friel and Osborne Friel, of Buckeye, and Herbert Friel, of Marlinton.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Hobert, Norman, and Ira Friel.
Visitation and services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton but no arrangements have been made at press time.
Burial will be at the Cochran Cemetery.
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Chester King Shrader
Chester King Shrader, age 85, of Richmond, Michigan, died June 10, 2001, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Clinton Township.
Mr. Shrader was born April 17, 1916, in Turkeyfoot, Kentucky, to Chalmer and Birdie Weiford Shrader. He married Dorothy Lukasek in Warren, Michigan, on August 23, 1941. Mr. Shrader worked as a construction project superintendent. He was a sixty-year member of the Masonic Lodge in West Virginia, a forty-six year member of the carpenter's union, and a Sunday School superintendent. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richmond. He was raised in Cass.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Norman, Byrd, Archel, Chalmon and Donovan; one sister, Beulah Dotts.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Renick Shrader, of Livonia; daughters, Colette Mackley, of St. Clair, and Nancy Gates, of Corpus Christi, Texas; a sister, Ethel Collins, of Gulf Shores, Alabama; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Burial was held in Richmond Cemetery.
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Dovie L. Howell Powers
Dovie Lillian Howell Powers, age 95, of Elkins, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at her home. She had been in declining health.
She was born June 19, 1906, at Faulkner, a daughter of the late William M. Howell and Lillian Francie "Lilly" Brubaker Howell and her stepmother, the late Delphia Hansford Howell.
On May 29, 1923, at Elkins, she was married to Francis K. Powers, who preceded her in death on December 11, 1981. They lived at Slaty Fork years ago.
She attended the schools of Bowden, had worked in Pocahontas schools, the Western Maryland Boarding House, at Slaty Fork, and was a housekeeper for various families. She was a member of the Elkins Church of the Brethren, the WSCS of the church and was active in Church camp.
In addition to her parents, stepmother, and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Juanita Gail Fansler, and Arveda Geraldine Daman; eight brothers, Wade Hampton Howell, Claude R. Howell, Paul Revere Howell, Russell McBee Howell, Wilbert W. Howell, twins, Roy and Troy Howell; five sisters, twins, Ophie and Ocie Howell, Nancy Howell, Mary Margaret Howell Arbogast, Martha Lucinda Fuller, and Straudie G. Howell Bolyard; and three grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, Murl Francis Powers, of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Russell Janett Powers, of Front Royal, Virginia; four daughters, Bernice Christine White McClain, of Elkins, Okareta Dolly "Rita" Blake, of Linden, Virginia, Wanda June Sharp, of Elkins, and Joyce Kay Maize, of Elkins; two sisters, Cozette Dolly Fansler, of Elkins, and Rita Olive Vance, of Wooster, Ohio; thirty-one grandchildren; sixty great-grandchildren; and twenty-eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at Lobe Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery, at Elkins.
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Harry Waybright, age 71, of Mt. Solon, Virginia, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 1, 1930, at Cherry Grove, the son of Jesse and Attie Rexrode Waybright.
He was a U.S. Army Corporal, a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a recipient of three Purple Hearts.
Prior to retirement, he was employed by Western State Hospital in Staunton, and Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Challengers Sunday school class.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Kennie, Ralph, Roy, Arch, Mike, and Hiner Waybright; four sisters, Erma Simmons, Agnes W. Raines, Martha Raines, and Katherine Gragg.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth McNutt Waybright, whom he married June 26, 1971; a son, Kenneth J. Waybright, of Roanoke; a brother, Jesse Waybright, Jr., of South Whitley, Indiana; one grandson.
Service was held Friday at Calvary Baptist Church by the Revs. Bobby Campbell and George Yoder, with burial in Oak Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 105 Garland Dr., Staunton, Virginia 24401.