Geraldine M. Smith
Geraldine M. Smith, 80, of Marlinton, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at home.
Mrs. Smith was born December 8, 1920, the daughter of Elbert G. and Bessie McLaughlin McCarty.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Moore a brother, Carl McCarty, and a granddaughter, Andrea Smith.
Mrs. Smith was retired from S. B. Wallace & Company, where she was a secretary.
She is survived by her husband, Lee A. Smith; son, Bernard L. Smith, of Bridgeport; a brother, Lynn McCarty, of White Sulphur Springs; and one grandchild.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntersville, where a memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m.
Her family asks for donations to the First Baptist Church in Huntersville's Building Fund in lieu of flowers.
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Lt. Col. Louis A. Simonson
Lt. Col. Louis Asburg Simonson, 90, of Marlinton, formerly of Fayetteville, North Carolina, died Saturday, September 15, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
He was retired from the United States Air Force, having served in World War II, was of the Methodist faith, taught, and was athletic trainer at the College of William and Mary.
Born April 14, 1911, in Chesterfield County, Virginia, he was the son of the late Richard Louis and Annie G. Gill Simonson.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Nancy M. Caddell simonson, brother Richard Simonson, and sisters Eloise Short and Irene Britton, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his son, R. Stephen Simonson, of Rustburg, Virginia; daughter, M. Susan Arbogast, of Hillsboro; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services with military honors will be held Thursday at Alamanace Memorial Park, Burlington, North Carolina, at 2 p.m., with a military chaplain.
No visitation is planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of your choice.
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Thelma Virginia Alderman
Thelma Virginia Alderman, 65, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, died Thursday, September 13, 2001.
Born September 5, 1936, in Huntersville, she was the daughter of the Rev. T. G. and Pearl Alderman.
Miss Alderman was a graduate of Marlinton High School and later worked at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital as a nurse's aid.
She moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where she continued to work as a nurse's aid and then spent many years with Kroger.
She had for several years been a resident at Chateau Ridgeland, in Ridgeland.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Glenn Spinks and Warren.
She is survived by a sister, Lucille Bryant, of Mize, Mississippi, four brothers, Nelson Spinks, of Elkton, Maryland, Hale, of Weatherford, Texas, Rev. A. J., of Lynchburg, Tennessee, and Harold, of Jackson, Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews.
She recently returned to Pocahontas County to attend the Alderman-Dean Reunion.
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Jimmie A. Galford
Jimmie Andrew Galford, 68, of Marlinton, died September 14, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Williams River on October 21, 1932, the son of the late Fred and Ada Cogar Galford.
Galford was a retired coal miner and a Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW.
Survivors include three daughters, Cathie Holbrook, of Dallas, Texas, Brenda Galford, of Kinsman, Ohio, and Robina Briones, of Big Rock, Tennessee; four sons, Rockie Kevin Galford, of El Paso, Texas, Johnnie Galford, Scottie Galford, and Timmie Galford, of; three sisters, Myrtle Bradley, of Charleston, Oleta Marcum, of Columbus, Ohio, and Sydney Fowler, of Fresno, Ohio; one brother, Frank Galford, of Weaverly, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Cora McFadden, Clara Gabor, and Irene Tate; and three brothers, Donald Galford, Jack Galford, and Adam Galford.
Funeral service was held on Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home with Bishop Dale Usey officiating. Burial was in the Cochran Cemetery.
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Thurmond R. Cosner
Thurmond Roscoe Cosner, 80, of Cass, died September 15, at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.
He was the son of the late Emorye and Izetta Sheets Cosner and born in Cass on November 19, 1920.
A life-long resident of Cass, Cosner was planing mill superintendent for the Mower Lumber Company and later head of warehousing for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. He was a Army veteran of World War II, member of Riverside Lodge #124 AF&AM, and of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include one sister, Pauline Nelson, of San Bernardino, California, and one brother, Harold "Buck" Cosner, of Cass.
Funeral service was held on Wednesday at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home at Arbovale with John Pierce officiating. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery with Masonic rites.
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Kathleen B. Minnich
Kathleen B. Minnich, age 91, of Eagle Pointe in Parkersburg, formerly of Belpre, Ohio, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.
She was born in Marlinton, a daughter of the late Adam O. and Lena M. Moore Baxter.
She graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, with a B.A. degree in Journalism. She was a life member and past president of Lambda Chi Omega National Sorority.
She worked at the International Nickel Company in Huntington, for 26 years, where she was supervisor of office personnel. She was an Episcopal by faith.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon L. Minnich, who died in 1990; and a sister, Janet Woodyard.
There are no calling hours or services. Tatman Funeral Home in Belpre is in charge of arrangements.
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Charles R. Forren
Charles R. "Chuck" Forren, age 45, of Fort Collins, Colorado, died Saturday, September 1, 2001, in Fort Collins following a brief illness.
He was born July 8, 1956, in Marlinton, the son of Kenneth and Mary Minami Forren. He married Kristi Hill on September 19, 1991, in Hawaii.
He is a former resident of Vancouver, Washington, San Diego and Bridgeport. He had been a resident of Fort Collins since 1998.
He graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1975 and attended West Virginia University. He served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise in the U.S. Navy from 1976-1980 in anti-submarine warfare. He worked as a software engineer with Hewlett-Packard for 16 years. He was currently a senior systems analyst with Matcom in Fort Collins.
Mr. Forren is survived by his wife, Kristi, of Fort Collins; his mother, Mary Forren, of Bridgeport; a son, Cole Forren, of Fort Collins; two brothers, Richard Forren, of Bridgeport, and John Forren, of Wenonah, New Jersey; and two sisters, Doreen Ward, of Proctorville, Ohio, and Sherry Snider, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Forren; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Forren. Memorial services were held September 14, at Bridgeport United Methodist Church. The body was cremated. A burial will be held at the Forren private cemetery, Hillsboro.
Due to the recent disaster in New York his wife and son were unable to attend.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chuck Forren Memorial Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO. 80526.
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Robert Tester, of Marlinton, died September 19, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at press time. The body is at Van-Reenen Funeral Home.