Edith Rose Myatt
Edith Rose (Nancy Edith) Myatt, age 79, of Slaty Fork, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at the Alleghany Regional Hospital of Low Moor, Virginia.
She was born September 2, 1922, a daughter of the late Sandy Cameron and Rose Belle Payton Rose.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Oaklawn Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Wayne Myatt; two brothers, Johnny Rose and Clyde Rose; one sister, Betty Conrad; and a grandson, Eric Buzzard.
She is survived by two sons, Johnny Barton, of Slaty Fork, and Barry Bronson, of Marlinton; two brothers, Sandy Rose, Jr., of Crestview, Florida, and Paul Rose, of Elyria, Ohio; two sisters, Stella Liptrap, of Marlinton, and Bessie Huffman, of Hurricane; four grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton.
Memorial donations may be given to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Buckeye.
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Patty Sue Curry
Patty Sue Curry, age 61, of Stow, Ohio, died December 2, 2001, at City Hospital, Akron, Ohio, after an extended illlness.
She was born February 4, 1940, at Slaty Fork, one of eight children born to the late Flick and Estella Halterman Bennett.
Surviving her are her husband of 45 years, Robert Curry, of Stow; two sons, Robert Martin Curry, of Stow, Ohio, and Danny Lee Curry, of Marietta, Georgia; three sisters, Frances Geiger, Marlinton, Betty Williams, Wanatah, Indiana, and JoAnne Slavens, Stow, Ohio; four brothers, Flick Bennett, Malakoff, Texas, Lonnie Bennett, Augusta, Georgia, Charles Bennett, Stow, and Franklin Bennett, Durbin; and three grandchildren.
Services were held December 5 at Bissler Funeral Home, Kent, Ohio. The body was cremated.
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Florence Hiner Taylor
Florence Hiner Taylor, age 96, of Mitchelltown, Hot Springs, Virginia, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at Mountain Grove, Virginia.
Mrs.Taylor was retired from the Homestead Hotel and was a private cook for area residents. She was a member of the Mountain Grove
United Methodist Church and Mountain Grove Cemetery Committee.
The daughter of the late Asbury Hiner and Lena Hiner McCalpine, she was born November 24, 1905, at Mountain Grove, Virginia.
Her husband, Joseph Taylor, is deceased. Also preceding her in death were a son, Charles Eugene Hiner, and three sisters, Ethel Gutshall, Mary Ailstock, and Edna Warrick.
Surviving her are two sisters, Catherine Kershner and Foster (Abby) Bonner, both of Mountain Grove; a brother, James Hiner, of Mountain Grove; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Services were held Thursday at Mountain Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Randy White, with eulogy by Danny Hiner. Burial was in Mountain Grove Community Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain Grove Cemetery, c/o Thurmond Jenkins, HCR01 Box 433-B, Warm Springs, Virginia 24484.
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Anne Mills Mitchell
Anne Mills Mitchell, age 67, of Marlinton, died Sunday, December 9, 2001, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, after several months' illness.
Mrs. Mitchell was an active member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Marlinton.
She was a graduate of Gauley Bridge High School and attended West Virginia University.
Born in Bluefield, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Genevieve Hurley Mills.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband, H. Reid Mitchell; three daughters, Genny Martin, of Charleston, Cathy Mosesso and Margaret Worth, both of Marlinton; three sons, Mark Mitchell, of Nokesville, Virginia, and Joe Mitchell, of Marlinton, and Sam Mitchell, of Buckeye; a sister, Mary M. McCutcheon, of Charleston; and twenty-three grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday morning at St. John Neumann Catholic Church by Father Bill Kuchinsky, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Vada Ruth Adkinson
Vada Ruth Adkinson, age 78, of Buckeye, died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was a retired nurse's aide at Denmar State Hospital and Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Born at Hillsboro June 15, 1923, she was the daughter of the late David Crockett and Nancy Lewis Rose.
Also deceased are a sister, Linda F. Doss, and a brother, Roger Lee Doss.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Adkinson; two daughters, Carol L. Rudd, of Marlinton, and Shirley D. Armstrong, of Buckeye; three sons, Marvin F. Doss, of Marlinton, Daniel M. Doss, of Hillsboro, and Gary W. Doss, of Homerville, Ohio; three sisters, Edna Shannon, of Texas, Nellie Scott, of Hillsboro, and Gladys Kershner, of Hillsboro; a brother, Harold Rose, of Shawnee, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Bryan Treadway. Burial was in the Emmanuel Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahotnas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department.
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Howard Hevener, age 88, of Arbovale, died Saturday, December 8, 2001, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.
Mr. Hevener was an Elder of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Riverside Masonic Lodge #124 of Cass. He was a farmer, operated the Hevener Hereford Farm, dealt in real estate, was an historian and member of Pocahontas County Historical Society, and was active through the years in 4-H and support of the County 4-H Camp Pocahontas at Thornwood and promotion of the National Science Camp there.
The son of the late Uriah and Mary Caroline Skaggs Hevener, he was born November 30, 1913, in Hinton.
Preceding him in death, other than his parents, were his wife, Nancy Wilson Hevener, sister, Mildred Lee Hevener, and a brother, Neil Hevener.
Surviving him are his daughter, Patricia Hevener Cummings, of Gaithersburg, Maryland; a son, William Howard Hevener, of Arbovale; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon at Liberty Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Doyle Kester and the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the BFD Fire Department or to Liberty Presbyterian Church, Green Bank.
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Martha McNeel Stacy
Martha McNeel Stacy, age 98, of Lewisburg, died Friday, December 7, 2001, at Graystone Landing, Lewisburg.
Mrs. Stacy was born July 11, 1903, in Hillsboro to the late Alec and Rachel Beard McNeel.
She was a member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church and the Circle in Old Stone.
Preceding her in death were her husband, G. Palmer Stacy; stepson, George Stacy; two sisters, Margaret McNeel and Polly McNeel; three brothers, Blair McNeel, George McNeel, and Alec McNeel, Jr.
Survivors include a stepson, Charles B. Stacy, of Charleston, nieces and nephews, and her caregiver, Jeannie McNeel Crane, of Lewisburg.
Services were held Sunday at Rosewood Mausoleum by the Rev. Dexter Taylor, with entombment in Rosewood Mausoleum.
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Violet Ryder Myers
Violet Ryder Myers, of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, formerly of Cass, died November 21, 2001, at Manor Care in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, after a short illness.
She was born July 11, 1916, at Nottingham, the daughter of Carl D. and Lucy Cassell Ryder.
Mrs. Myers was a member of the United Methodist Church of Turtle Creek. She was a 1936 graduate of Green Bank High School.
A son, Jim Ryder, and her husband, James Myers, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two brothers, P. C. "Perky" Ryder, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, and Carl Hunter Ryder, of Turtle Creek, and a sister, Roma Ryder, also of Turtle Creek.
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P. C. Ryder
P. C. "Perky" Ryder, age 83, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, formerly of Cass, died November 30, 2001, at his home.
He was born October 20, 1918, at Cass, the son of Carl D. and Lucy Cassell Ryder.
Mr. Ryder was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a 1937 graduate of Green Bank High School, and a Presbyterian by faith.
In addition to his parents, a son, Carl Edward Ryder, a Marine, killed in Vietnam, and a sister, Violet Ryder Myers, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Violet Altman Ryder; a daughter, Holly Thomas; a brother, Carl Hunter Ryder; a sister, Roma Ryder, of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, Pennsylvania, with military honors.