Vinnie G. Smith, age 96, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Smith made her home with Sam and Frances McKenney for the past twenty years.
A native of Batesville, Virginia, she was born July 28, 1905, the daughter of the late George and Mary Faris.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Clarence Brown and Max Smith, two sons, Calvin and Thomas Brown, a brother Walker Faris, and six sisters, Daisy, Vic, Nora, Addie, Sally and Elsie.
Survivors include two daughters, Frances McKenney, of Marlinton, and Mary Peters, of Driftwood, Pennsylvania; two sons, Robert Brown, of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Clarence Brown, of Covington, Virginia; thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. John McKinney. Burial was in the McKenney Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Marlinton Rescue Squad.
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Joyce E. Phares
Joyce "Sue" E. Phares, age 67, of Strattanville, Pennsylvania, formerly of Brookville, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, November 10, 2001, at her home following an extended illness.
Born September 21, 1934, in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Amos F. Kline, Sr., and Kathryn N. Carpenter Kline.
On December 6, 1952, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, she married Wilson W. Phares, who survives.
Mrs. Phares retired in 1985 from Commodore Homes in Shippenville, Pennsylvania. She was of the Protestant faith.
Her survivors, in addition to her husband of 49 years, are a son, Floyd K. Phares, of Summerville, Pennsylvania; three daughters, April Wolfe, also of Summerville, Brenda Mackenzie, of Brookville, Pennsylvania, and S. Joy Phares, of Kittaning, Pennsylvania; four brothers, Allen Kline, Sr., of Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania, Kenneth Kline, of Carlton, Pennsylvania, Amos Kline, Jr., of Cochranton, Pennsylvania, and Larry Kline, of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister, Barbara Cherry, of Utica, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren.
A sister, Betty Woge, and a granddaughter preceded her in death. Funeral services were held November 12 at Furlong Funeral Home in Summerville by the Rev. Rob Wilson, with burial at Vandervort Cemetery, Clover Township.
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F. Ray Viers
F. Ray Viers, age 75, of Lakewood, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at MetroHealth Medical Center.
He was born in Marlinton March 29, 1926, the son of the late Floyd L. and Verna Walker Viers.
His wife, Nancy, died two years ago.
Surviving him are daughters, Melodie Urban, of Westlake, Ohio, and Julie O'Toole, of Brunswick, Ohio; a sister, June Viers Wagner, of Marlinton; a brother, Bob Viers, of Buckeye; and two grandchildren.
He served in Europe with the Army Air Force in World War II. He graduated from Marshall University and taught music in high schools in West Virginia, going in 1968 to Greater Cleveland Council as a Boy Scout Executive.
Mr. Viers was creator of Boy Scout programs for children with physical limitations. He was called a "magician" for his ability to inspire children and worked with various agencies in Ohio to get children into scouting, "opening the door to the out-of-doors for the handicapped."
He received many Boy Scout honors, the East Central Region President Award (nine times), the highest honor of Order of the Arrow, the Vigil Rank, National Committee on Catholic Scouting's St. George Award, which is rarely given to a non-Catholic, and in 1998 Scouting's highest honor for local service, the Silver Beaver Award.
He was also a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Services were held Saturday, December 1, in the chapel at Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmsted.
Memorial donations may be made to Greater Cleveland Council/Boy Scouts of America, 2241 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
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Mary Frances Daugherty Harris
Mary Frances Daugherty Harris, age 83, of Lewisburg, died Monday, December 3, 2001, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
The daughter of the late Boyd and Bell Church Daugherty, she was born in Marlinton August 5, 1918.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in White Sulphur Springs.
Her husband, Henry Henderson Harris, is deceased, as are two sisters, Genevieve Chapman and Margaret Jackson.
Funeral services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton at 1 p. m. Friday, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12 to 1 Friday, an hour before services.
Addition to Mary Frances Daugherty Harris Obituary
Mary Daugherty Harris is survived by a sister, Georgia Robinson, of White Sulphur Springs. Services were held by the Rev. Nathaniel Johnson and the Rev. Nelson Staples, III.
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Walter H. Galford
Walter H. Galford, age 84, of St. Regis, Montana, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at Mineral Community Hospital from complications following a stroke.
He was born September 7, 1917, in Cass, the third child of nine born to Levi and M. Bertha Galford.
During the course of his life he was a millwright, truck driver, mechanic, sheriff's deputy, rodeo cowboy, and school bus driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Eula, Goldie, Maggie, and Emma; three brothers, Calvin, Lawrence, and Moody; and son, Steve.
Survivors include his sister, Lucille Sprouse, of Frost; sister-in-law, Mary Galford, of Pennsylvania; five daughters, Ginny, Juanita, Lori, Jan, Mary Sue; two sons, Kenneth and Gary; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20, at the St. Regis Methodist Church.
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William H. "Bill" Galford, age 53, of Frank, died Monday, November 26, 2001, on Buffalo Mountain of a sudden illness.
Mr. Galford was born March 11, 1948, at Marlinton, the son of Thelma Wooddell Galford, of Arbovale, and the late Carl M. Galford.
He was a Christian. He had worked for several years for Howes Leather Company, then later became a certified electrician and was self-employed. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Preceding him in death were his father and two sisters, Pearl Brown and Shirley Galford.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Galford is survived by his wife, Twila Galford; five sisters, Barbara Hammond, of Owings, Maryland, Louise Miller, of Martinsburg, Kay Keller, of Inwood, Karla Puffenbarger, of Hillsboro, and Priscilla Galford, of Durbin; two brothers Wayne Galford and Ernest Galford, both of Arbovale.
Services were held Friday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Revs. Ralph Summerfield and Marshall Williams. Burial was in the Wilmoth Cemetery at Bartow.