Bernice W. McClain
Bernice Christine White McClain, 73, of Montrose, died July 19, 2001, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
She was born on November 21, 1927, at Rowlesburg, daughter of Francis K and Dovie Howell Powers.
She attended school in Pocahontas County and was a seamstress. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Elkins.
Survivors include her husband, George McClain; three sons, Jimmy D. White, Montrose, Danny F. White, Dundalk, Maryland, and Mark S. White, Bel Air, Maryland; two daughters, Linda G. White, Bel Air, and Robin J. Rybczynski, Perry Hall, Maryland; two stepsons, Gary I. McClain and Michael E. McClain; two brothers, Murl F. Powers, Hagerstown, Maryland, and Russell J. Powers, Front Royal, Virginia; three sisters, Okareta D. Blake, Linden,Virginia, Wanda J. Sharp, Elkins, and Joyce K. Maize, Elkins; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy J. White; one son, Timmy D. White; and two sisters, Juanita G. Fansler and Arveda G. Gaman.
The funeral was held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home.
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Rella K. Arbogast
Rella K. Arbogast, age 92, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at her residence.
She was born September 29, 1908, at Thornwood, a daughter of the late Amby S. and Lottie S. Nelson Waybright.
Mrs. Arbogast was a member of the Durbin United Methodist Church. She had formerly been employed as a housekeeper by the Hermitage Motel at Bartow and also served as a housekeeper for the West Virginia Masonic Home of Parkersburg for over 17 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Parker Henry Arbogast, in 1979, a brother, Emery Waybright, and three sisters, Grace Vandevender Starks, Ollie Elza and Edna Vandevender.
Surviving her are a son, Rev. James B. Arbogast, of Parkersburg; a sister, Gertrude "Girtie" Gum, of Bartow; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday evening at the Kimes Funeral Home in Parkersburg with her son, Reverend James B. Arbogast, officiating.
Burial was Wednesday afternoon at the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Clyde Robert Simmons
Clyde Robert Simmons, age 95, of Painesville, Ohio, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at Madison Health Center in Madison, Ohio.
He had been a resident of Painesville since 1953, and was a retired maintenance worker for Union Sand. He was a member of the Nazarene Church of Painesville. Born September 18, 1905, in Moyers, he was the son of the late William and Mary Jolo McQuain Simmons.
A son, Donald Neil Simmons, is deceased.
Surviving him are his wife, Margie Elizabeth Spencer Simmons, whom he married December 11, 1925; a daughter, Doris E. Gillispie, of Temple Hills, Maryland; a son, Zane Stanley Simmons, of Cornville, Arizona; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday morning at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Roxie Mae Arbogast
Roxie Mae Arbogast, age 96, of Saegertown, Pennsylvania, formerly of Arbovale, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at the Crawford County Care Center after a long illness.
Mrs. Arbogast was Postmistress of the Arbovale Post Office for ten years, and was also a school teacher. She was an active member of the Pine Grove United Brethren Church, where she taught Sunday School for 30 years and was a member of the Women's Society of the church. She was a member of the Homemakers Club and had been a former 4-H leader in Arbovale over the years she raised several foster children.
She was born December 30, 1904, at Arbovale, the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Lillie F. Hollen Phillips.
In 1927 she married Edgar Lee Arbogast, who died in 1980. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Ruby Wooddell and Beatrice Smith, and two brothers, Roland and Lynn Phillips.
Survivors include two sisters, Mildred Ervin and Bertha Spencer, both of Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Services will be held at 11 a. m. Friday at Pine Grove United Brethren Church by the Rev. David Rittenhouse and the Rev. Paul Good, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p. m. at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.