Edith A. Bird
Edith A. Bird, age 92, of Buckeye, a resident at Pocahontas Center, died Saturday, September 8, 2001.
She was a Methodist.
The daughter of the late Cameron L. and Lucy Lange Armstrong, she was born at Buckeye June 20, 1909.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Bird; three sisters, Ethel Taylor, Leona Jackson, and Opal Shields; and two brothers, Lloyd Armstrong and Lonnie Armstrong.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Monday by the Rev. Stanley Clark, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Penelope K. Clark
Penelope K. "Penny" Clark, age 43, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, September 2, 2001, at The Briar Rehab and Nursing Center, at Lewisburg, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Clark was a graduate with an accounting degree from Career College in Morgantown and was a Counselor Aide at Denmar Birthing Center. She was a member of the Valley Head United Methodist Church.
She was born in Elkins June 26, 1958, the daughter of George K. and Carolyn J. Swecker, of Valley Head.
Surviving her, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Eugene O. Clark, of Hillsboro; two daughters, Andrea Jean "A. J." Sharp, of Valley Head, and Blair Ede Sharp, of Hillsboro; a sister, Pamela D. Kiner, of Poca; and a brother, Charles W. Swecker, of Valley Head.
Friends may call Thursday, September 13, at VanReenen Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p. m., where the Rev. Phyllis Cox will hold a memorial servicie at 7 p. m.
On Sunday the Rev. William Sullivan will hold a memorial service at the Valley Head United Methodist Church at 1 p. m.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Clara Alice Herold
Clara Alice Herold, 89, of Baltimore, Maryland, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center.
Mrs. Herold was born February 29, 1912, in Durbin, a daughter of the late Austin and Mary Stone Nottingham.
She was a member of the Hamilton Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.
She was the widow of Woodrow L. Herold and was also preceded in death by four sisters, Beulah Moore, Hazel Sampson, Virgie Curry and Lela Moore; and three brothers Russell, Lester and Gerald Nottingham.
One sister, Wilma Lemasters, of Piscataway, New Jersey; and two brothers, Forest Nottingham and Ellis Nottingham, both of Durbin, survive.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 14, at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, Virginia, with the Rev. Lester LaPrade officiating. Burial will follow in the Monterey Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
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Geral Lamar Wooddell
Geral Lamar Wooddell, age 84, of Green Bank, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He was a farmer and livestock buyer/dealer, and a member of the IOOF Lodge.
The son of the late Harry and Rachel Cassell Wooddell, he was born at Green Bank December 14, 1916.
His wife, Edith Lillian White Wooddell, is deceased. Also deceased are a daughter, Beverly Workman, a sister, Elizabeth Wooddell, and a brother, Leland Wooddell.
Survivors include a daughter, Lamar Wooddell, of Green Bank; two sisters, Jane Donavon, of Pasadena, California, and Harry Wooddell, of Montrose, Colorado; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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Dale Hunter Gay
Dale Hunter Gay, age 81, of Broadway, Virginia, died August 26, 2001, at his residence.
He was born August 28, 1919, at Huntersville, and was a son of the late Oda and Pearl Carpenter Gay.
Mr. Gay graduated from Marlinton High School in 1937. He received a football scholarship to play at King College in Bristol, Tennessee, where he received a BA degree in History. He entered the Marine Corps for two years where he served in the Philippines. He then received a BS degree in Agriculture from Virginia Tech. He was a dairy farmer for 41 years and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Broadway.
On December 22, 1949, he married the former Jean Dilley, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Robert "Bob" Lee Gay, of Broadway; a daughter, Patricia "Pat" Hilliard, also of Broadway; five grandchidren.
Funeral services were conduced Wednesday by the Rev. Edward Shepherd at the First United Methodist Church in Broadway. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
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Herbert Troy Mace
Herbert Troy Mace, age 93, of Mace, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Mace was a former Postmaster at Mace, merchant and farmer. He was a member of the Mace United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in the Army in World War II.
He was born February 7, 1908, at Mace, the son of the late Jacob D. and Ethel Ware Mace.
Surviving him are his wife, Jessie Jones Mace; two daughters, Naomi Reed, of Barberton, Ohio, and Shirley Laraway, of Toledo, Ohio; two sons, Herbert Mace, of Norristown, Pennsylvania, and Keith Mace, of Mace; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Freddie and Paul, and two infant brothers who died at birth.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. at the Mace United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Baer, with burial at Mingo.
Memorial gifts may be made to Mace United Methodist Church, address Valley Head, 26294.