Phil L. McComb
Phil Luray McComb, age 90, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at his home near Huntersville from apparent natural causes.
He was a contractor and entrepreneur in this area, and was a Presbyterian.
Phil was born at Huntersville December 1, 1910, the son of the late A. B. and Emma Alice McLaughlin McComb.
He married Mary Madge Landis of Covington, Virginia, on September 15, 1940, and their two daughters, Karen Gray Wright, of El Paso, Texas, and Jeani Anders, of Sonora, Texas, and one grandson survive him.
Preceding him in death were a son, Charles Landis McComb; two brothers, Harry McComb and Robert McComb; and six sisters, Lollie McCray, Jessie Pierson, Connie Holland, Elizabeth Faulk-nier, Donna Burwell, and Mary Enid Cochran.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 p. m. at VanReenen Funeral Home, followed by burial in the Huntersville Cemetery.
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Leola Simmons Wooddell
Leola Simmons Wooddell, 50, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be Thursday night at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale with funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
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Thurmond Burl Roberts
Thurmond Burl "Tick" Roberts, of Beckley, formerly of Renick, died Monday, July 9, 2001, in Beckley.
He worked for many years at Denmar, going to work at Pinecrest when Denmar closed.
His body is at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
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Guy Wilson Loudermilk, Sr.
Guy Wilson Loudermilk, Sr., age 86, of Randallstown, Maryland, died Monday, July 9, 2001, in Knoxville, Tennessee, of complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure.
A native of Clintonville, he was born September 23, 1914, to Johnny and Bertha Loudermilk, the eldest of thirteen children.
He was a member of the Carpenters' Union Local 101 from 1940 to present, serving as Business Agent for 25 years. He was a pioneer in the development and construction of the Armstead Gardens Presbyterian Church, later an Elder of the Arlington Presbyterian Church in Pimlico, Maryland, and then Granite Presbyterian Church.
He was married to the late Gladys Estelle Loudermilk for almost 65 years and recently to Barbara Jones. He is survived also by two sons, John Loudermilk, of Longwood, Florida, and Guy (Bill) Loudermilk, Jr., of Windemere, Florida, and a daughter, Mary Jo Clem, of Knoxville, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; five brothers, Gordon and Gray, of Bassett, Virginia, Hubert, of Petersburg, Virginia, Earl, of Clintonville, and Robert, of Renick; and two sisters, Gracie Hinkle, of Williamsburg, and Mary Etta Martin, of Clintonville.
Also deceased are a son, Thomas; brothers Garland, William, Gerald, Glenn and Leo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, July 14, at Loring-Byers Funeral Home on Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland.
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Mabel G. Gragg
Mabel B. Gragg, age 94, of Durbin, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at the home of her daughter after a sudden illness.
She was a life-long member of the Durbin United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Mrs. Gragg was born December 30, 1906, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Rader Spencer.
Her husband, James B. Gragg, preceded her in death, also a son, James Lee Gragg, a sister, Edith Wilfong, and a brother, Grodon Spencer.
Surviving her are a daughter, Judith A. Daugherty, of Mineral Wells; a son, George G. Gragg, of Apex, North Carolina; two sisters, Pearle Ashworth, of Durbin, and Blye Taylor, of Meadville, Pennsylvania; brother, Hershel Spencer, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at the Durbin United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Burlin Lee Taylor
Burlin Lee Taylor, age 75, of Dunmore, a resident at Pocahontas Center, Marlinton, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was a farm worker and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Dunmore.
Born at Green Bank August 16, 1925, he was the son of Mabel Taylor Barlow.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Wesley Chapel Church by the Rev. Scott Ingleton, with burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Dunmore.
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William Isaac Baxter
William Isaac Baxter, age 30, of Mill Point, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, on Stamping Creek.
He was a carpenter and a member of Mount Kinnison Church of God. He was an Army veteran.
Born at Richwood April 29, 1971, he was the son of Robert William and Theda May Lewis Baxter, who survive him.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Mount Kinnison Church of God by Pastor Jack Burks, with burial in the Sharp Cemetery.
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Annie L. Goshorn
Annie Louise Moulton Goshorn, of Roswell, Georgia, formerly of Charleston, died June 30, 2001.
She was retired from Empire Federal Savings and Loan, Charleston, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Charleston. She was a graduate of Green Bank High School and a member of the Allied Artists and West Virginia Water Color societies.
She was born in Andrews, North Carolina. She came to Cass at age 2 and then to Charleston in 1929.
Mrs. Goshorn is survived by a son, William Moulton Goshorn, of Marathon, Florida; a daughter, Anne Bradford Goshorn Crawford, of Roswell; sisters, Margaret Moulton and Betty Fitzhugh, of Charleston; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, by Dr. Dean Thompson and Dr. Douglas Heidt, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Charleston.
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Guy Jones, age 86, of Maxwelton, formerly of Buckeye, died July 4, 2001, at home after a long illness.
Mr. Jones was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of American Legion Post #69 and the AARP.
Born October 15, 1914, at Spice Run, he was the son of the late Charlie and Maude Jones.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Staton Jones.
Surviving him are his daughter, Sarah Pyles, of Maxwelton; son, James Jones, of Charleston; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday at Edgewood Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, by the Rev. Sally Woodard. Burial was in Old Droop Cemetery.
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Gertrude Gibson LaBoe
Gertrude M. Gibson LaBoe, age 82, originally of Pocahontas County, died at St. Charles, Michigan, and was laid to rest in the Gibson Cemetery on Elk Mountain on July 1, 2001, with prayers by her nephew, Allen Gibson, of North Carolina.
She is survived by seven sisters, Ginny Dinkins, Penny Drewry, Louise Gibson and Carolyn Shafer, all of Marlinton, Mamie Napier, of Columbia, South Carolina, Dottie Gay, of Vermilion, Ohio, and Goldie Sampson, of Upland California; brothers, Kemp Gibson, of Massachusetts, Bob Gibson, of North Carolina, and Kenneth Gibson, of Buckeye; daughter, Susie Castle, of Wyandotte, Michigan, and one son, Verl Shaffer, of St. Charles, Michigan; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
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Edith Price McLaughlin
Edith Price McLaughlin, age 74, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Virginia.
Mrs. McLaughlin was born July 23, 1926, at Mountain Grove, the daughter of the late Vernon Pole and Grace Friel McLaughlin.
In addition to her parents, those preceding her in death were three brothers, Harper Junior, James Lee, and Vernon Tate McLaughlin, and one sister, Virginia Grey Beard.
Services will be held at 1 p. m. Thursday, July 12, at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Hot Springs, Virginia, by the Rev. Randy White, with burial in Warm Springs Cemetery.
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Junior Galford, age 70, of Gap Mills, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at his home, following a short illness.
Mr. Galford was a diesel mechanic and was affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene at Gap Mills.
He was born at Woodrow January 16, 1931, a son of the late Albert Summers and Elva P. Byrd Galford.
In addition to his parents, those preceding him in death were his stepmother, Bessie Kinner Galford; four brothers, Price, Austin, John, and Carl Galford; and a sister, Pauline Hancock.
Surviving him are three sons, Thomas Galford and David Galford, both of Baltimore, Maryland, and Ronald Galford, of Owings Mills, Maryland; five daughters, Sue Ann Fauble, Annette Horer, Paulette Richter, Vera Bartkowiak, and Wilma Galford, all of Baltimore, Maryland; one brother, Clark Galford, of Marlinton; three sisters, Esther Withrow, of Gap Mills, Sadie Clowser, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Laura Scott, of Lindside; three half-brothers, Dorsey Galford, Ivan Galford, and Kenneth Galford, all of Gap Mills; three half-sisters, Sandra Wiseman and Loraine Hubbard, both of Gap Mills, and Christine Jackson, of Texas; twenty-five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held July 2 at Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union by the Rev. Alan Grace. Burial was in Wylie Chapel Cemetery at Gap Mills.
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Sidney Jacob Neathawk, age 103, of Lewisburg, died Friday, July 9, 2001, at his home.
Born April 10, 1898, at White Sulphur Springs, he was the ninth child out of ten children born to the late John Jacob and Betty Lou Alpaugh Neathawk.
Mr. Neathawk was a member and Elder of Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg. He was a 50-year member plus of the Masonic Lodge at Hillsboro.
His family moved to Spice Run in Pocahontas County, where he began working at the Spice Run Sawmill as a water boy and by the age of 19 became a foreman. He later owned and operated a sawmill at Spring Creek, selling it in 1948, and established the S. J. Neathawk Lumber Company near Lewisburg. He had a farm at Renick.
Mr. Neathawk is survived by his wife, Gladys Neathawk; daughter, Janet Childers, of Lewisburg; and three grandsons.
Graveside services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Rosewood Cemetery by the Rev. Dexter Taylor and Dr. Susan Sharp Campbell.
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Edgar R. Williams
Edgar Rufus Williams, age 84, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, in Elkins.
The son of R. Alonzo "Lonnie" and M. Martha Webb Williams, he was born at Buck, Summers County, in the two-story log home of his maternal grandparents.
He married Margaret "Elizabeth" Bragg on September 22, 1940, at Elk Knob Baptist Church, Summers County. She died in 1985.
He is survived by their only child, Carol "Sue" Williams Dale, of Handley Wildlife Management Area, Marlinton, and two grandsons.
Mr. Williams graduated from Hinton High School and began employment with E. I. DuPont at Belle in June 1940. He continued to work there, interrupted only by service in the U. S. Army during WWII, until his retirement from his position as a Chemical Operator. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion.
He was a member of North Charleston Baptist Church and attended until the last several years due to illness. He was at Good Living for Older Adults, Malden, then at Colonial Place, Elkins.
A memorial service and interment in Greenbrier Burial Park, Hinton, will be held at a later date when his grandsons come in from Wyoming.
Memorial donations may be made to one of the following: Family Refuge Center, P. O. Box 172, Marlinton, WV 24954; McClintic Public Library, 500 Eighth Street, Marlinton; or North Charleston Baptist Church, 1009 Woodward Drive, Charleston, WV 25312.