Vinnie Smith, 96, of Marlinton, died November 28, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at press time. VanReenen Funeral Home is in charge.
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William Galford, of Frank, died November 27, 2001.
Arrangements are incomplete at press time. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, is in charge.
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Wawa Beard Gilmore
Wawa Beard Gilmore, age 87, of Durbin, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at Alleghany Regional Hospital at Low Moor, Virginia.
A life-long resident of Durbin, she was the last survivor of eleven family members. She attended the Durbin United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. An active member of the Democratic Party, she was a former member of the County Democratic Executive Committee and was honored in Charleston as the Democrat of the Year for Pocahontas County.
The daughter of the late Leslie Osborne and Ruby Mae Ralston Beard, she was born September 7, 1914, at Green Bank.
Her husband, Robert J. Gilmore, preceded her in death August 3, 1993. Also deceased are seven sisters, Jeanne Irons, Lillian Kerr, Bertie McLaughlin, Bonnie Brooks, Hallie Nottingham, Mildred Armstrong Marcum, and Josephine Myers; three brothers, Layke M. Beard, Dewey R. Beard, and Junior Beard; and one grandson, Scott Hubbard.
Surviving her are two daughters, Yvonne H. Gum, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Robertine (Bobbi) Hubbard, of Dallas Texas; a son, Arthur W. Gilmore, of Durbin; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday morning at the Durbin United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Rittenhouse and the Rev. Gary Gordon, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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William L. Howsare
William L. Howsare, age 76, of Huntersville, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at the Veterans Hospital, Salem, Virginia.
Born at Cumberland, Maryland, June 23, 1925, he was the son of the late Shirley Mae Reed McCoy.
He joined the Merchant Marine at age 16 and after graduation from high school joined the Army and served two years during World War II.
Mr. Howsare was a Presbyterian by faith and a member of the Huntersville Presbyterian Church, Huntersville Masonic Lodge #65, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathryn Eloise Howsare; son, Mark T. Howsare, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; four daughters, Karen E. Dean, of West Union, Anne S. Legge, of Pliny, Mary Saffel and Marjorie J. Howsare, both of Huntersville; and twelve grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was at his homeplace.
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Elvin Hunter McQuain
Elvin Hunter McQuain, age 77, of Dunmore, died at home Monday, November 19, 2001,
He was a Forest Technician and a member of the United Methodist Church.
The son of the late Charles and Santha Lough McQuain, he was born at Dunmore January 26, 1924.
In addition to his parents, those deceased are a son, Kenneth Marshall McQuain, and brothers, Charles E. McQuain and Delford O. McQuain.
Surviving him are his wife, Evelyn Campbell McQuain; a daughter, Deborah Ann McQuain, of Staunton, Virginia; a son, Wayne Daniel McQuain, of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Gloria McDonald, of White Sulphur Springs; a brother, Robert W. McQuain, of Forest Hills, Maryland; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel on Friday by the Rev. Jerry Ginn.
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Kenneth Marshall McQuain
Kenneth Marshall McQuain, age 51, of Dunmore, died at home on Monday, November 19, 2001.
He worked as a nurse aide, and was of the Baptist faith.
The son of Evelyn Campbell McQuain, of Dunmore, and the late Elvin H. McQuain, he was born at Marlinton February 13, 1950.
He is survived by his mother, a sister, Deborah Ann McQuain, of Staunton, Virginia, and a brother, Wayne Daniel McQuain, of Louisville, Kentucky.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jerry Ginn on Friday morning.
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David Ray McLaughlin
David Ray McLaughlin, age 57, of Ariton, Alabama, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001.
Mr. McLaughlin was retired from the U. S. Army as Staff Sergeant and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, where he received a National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. At the time of his death, he was employed at the U.S. Post Office in Ozark. He was a Master Mason for 30 years and a member of Ariton Lodge #171. He was the worshipful master for four terms and served as treasurer. He was also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, and a member of the Shrine.
He was a native of Pocahontas County and was preceded in death by his father, Basil McLaughlin.
Survivors include his wife, Lee Ella McLaughlin, of Ariton; one daughter, Liz Baxley, of Texasville, Alabama; two sons, Charles McLaughlin, of Brundidge, Alabama, and Shawn McLaughlin, of Ariton; his mother, Geraldine McLaughlin, of Buckeye; one sister, Kay Ross, of Tucson, Arizona; two brothers, Edward McLaughlin, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and Kenneth McLaughlin, of Roanoke, Virginia; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 20, from the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home by Brother Jamie Smith. Burial with full military and Masonic rites followed in the Bethel Assembly of God Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Ariton Masonic Lodge #171, P.O. Box 365, Ariton, Alabama 36311.
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Lois Mae Meadows
Lois Mae (Polly) Hannah Meadows, age 76, of Preston, Maryland, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, at Easton Memorial Hospital from pneumonia.
She attended Marlinton High School and she and her husband moved to Baltimore, Mary- land, after World War II. She retired in 1985 after twenty years as a teller with Baltimore Gas & Electric Company. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Cedarettes.
A native of Marlinton, she was born October 22, 1924, the daughter of Sherman Bell Hannah and Jessie E. Hannah VanReenan, both deceased.
Preceding her in death were her husband of fifty-five years, Frank E. Meadows, and two brothers, Dale Hannah and Charles Hannah.
Her survivors include two daughters, Dolores J. Von Den Bosch, of Preston Maryland, and Brenda L. Curtis, of Fairfield, Pennsylvania; a son, Wayne A. Meadows, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; two brothers, James Hannah, of Lorraine, Ohio, and John Hannah, of Vermilion, Ohio; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home in Pasadena. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Baltimore.