Hosea Alexander Smith, Jr.
Hosea Alexander "Johnny" Smith, Jr., age 69 years, of Elkins, died Sunday, November 4, 2001, at his family home. He had been in declining health for the past ten years and seriously ill for the past six months. Death was due to respiratory failure.
A native of Elkins, he was born January 7, 1932, a son of the late Hosea Alexander Smith, Sr., and Mildred Crawford Scott Smith.
He was a graduate of Greenbrier Military School and attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and West Virginia University. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served as a Sergeant with the United States Army. He co-founded the Smith Lumber Company of Elkins, then became a real estate developer and contractor. developed Teaberry Hills in Elkins, Overlook Condominiums at Snowshoe, and was a co-developer in association with Dr. Tom Brigham during the early years of Snowshoe Mountain Resort. He was very active in the Mountain State Forest Festival, serving as Director in 1981, was a former Elkins City Councilman, lifetime member of the B.P.O.E., and attended Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Surviving him are one son, James Logan Smith, of Snowshoe; four daughters, Tamela Ann Smith and Helen Scott "Suzi" Smith-Gordon, both of Snowshoe, Katherine Crawford Wyrosdick, Farmington Hills, Michigan, Cynthia Cole Smith, Fort Myers, Florida; one brother, Cyrus Scott Smith, of Elkins; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Davis Memorial Presyterian Church at 1 p. m. Thursday by the Rev. Jeff Falter. Burial will be in the Beverly Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Beverly Cemetery Association in care of Charles Campbell, Box 280, Beverly, WV 26253, or to Hospice Care Corporation, 629 North Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241.
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Ivy Louise Gragg
Ivy Louise Gragg, age 78, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at Elkins Manor, Elkins, after an extended illness.
Born at Clover Lick February 4, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Simpson and Odessa Ryder Gragg.
In addition to her parents, two brothers, Simpson Gragg, Jr., and William Victor Gragg, preceded her in death.
Her cousin, Sharon Matthew, of Elkins, was her caregiver. An uncle, Cassell Ryder, of Elkins, an aunt, Verah Mentzer, of Florida, and her brother's widows, Marie Dill Gragg, of Redford, Michigan, and Betty Long Gragg, of Baltimore, Maryland, are survivors.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a. m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton, by the Rev. Allen Woolums.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice Care Corporation, 629 North Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241.
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Phillip Wayne McCarty
Phillip Wayne McCarty, age 54, of Marlinton, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Crow Agency, Montana, of a heart attack.
He was a truck driver.
Born June 3, 1947, at Marlinton, he was the son of Jean Milsom McCarty, of Frost, and the late Ledford McCarty.
His father, a son, Kevin Lynn McCarty, and a brother, Bobby McCarty, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Mary Sharp McCarty; a son, Richard Allen McCarty, of Marlinton; two step-sons, Ricky Bennett, of Marlinton, and Daniel Bennett, of Delray; two sisters, Nancy Kirk, of Marlinton, and Mary Kay McCarty, of Nome, Alaska; two brothers, Bill McCarty, of Marlinton, and Jeff McCarty, of Moore, Montana; three grandchildren and one step-grandson.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery.
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Beryl Marshall Cunningham
Beryl Dove Marshall Cunningham, age 95, of Elkins, formerly of Marlinton, died at Valentine Personal Care Home in Elkins Tuesday, October 30, 2001. Due to declining health she had been a resident there for the past six and a half years.
She was born July 1, 1906, at Bartow, the daughter of the late Harry Dole Marshall and Laura Dove McElwee Marshall.
On June 1, 1937, at Staunton, Virginia, she was married to Attorney Marion Keith Cunningham, who preceded her in death on May 5, 1971.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by three brothers, Julian Dole Marshall, Merrill Rodney Marshall, and Norval Edgar Marshall, and two sisters, Irma Lillian Yeager and Olive Marie Marshall Beatty.
She was a graduate of Elkins High School in 1925, attended Greenbrier College for Women and Davis and Elkins College, taught school in Pocahontas and Randolph Counties, was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Davis and Elkins College Aid, Retired Teachers Association, and a past member of the Ladies of the Elkins Lodge #1135, B.P.O.E. She was a member of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church and was a Past President of the Women of the Church.
A memorial service was held November 1 at 7 p. m. at the Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held by the Rev. Jeff Falter at the Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library, 416 Davis Avenue, Elkins 26241.
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Carol Lee Burris Baldwin
Carol Lee Burris Baldwin, age 66, of Baltimore, Maryland, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital.
She worked many years for Eastern Products, Inc.
Born July 26, 1935, in Cass, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mabel Harman Burris.
Surviving her are two daughters, Ruby Pelekakis and Brenda Dannenfelser; three sons, Russell Burris, Lee Burris, and Gary Burris, all of Baltimore, Maryland; a sister, Marie Hickson, of Arbovale; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Baldwin; three brothers, Otis Burris, Franklin Burris, and Russell Burris.
Mrs. Baldwin was cremated after a memorial service at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home in Dundalk, Maryland, on Thursday, November 1.
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Garland M. Ray
Thomas C. Ray
Garland Margaret Ray, 82, died on June 11, 2001, and her husband, Thomas Cameron Ray, 89, died on October 15, 2001.
Mrs. Ray was born in Mill Point on September 5, 1918, the daughter of James M and Mary J. Gabbert Turner. Mr. Ray was the son of Edwary James and Roxanne Rogers Ray and born in Buckeye on June 22, 1912.
They were married on April 10, 1936, in Mill Point.
Prior to retiring to Joshua Tree, California, Mr. Ray had worked in the real estate business for 20 years and his wife was a seamstress for the Costa Mesa State Hospital in Costa Mesa, California, for seven years. Mr. Ray moved to Kingman, Arizona, in July.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Blair, of Crestline, California, Sandra Maxwell, of Carnation, California, and Charlotte Blake, of Kingman; one son, James C. Ray, of South Windham, Connecticut; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.