Loris D. Galford
Loris D. Galford, age 71, died Sunday, December 2, 2001, in a local Care Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was a native of Marlinton, having graduated from Marlinton High School in 1948.
He was an Air Force Veteran, and had lived in Lake Charles since 1960. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concord College. He edited the college newspaper and was a member of the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity. He earned a Masters Degree in English from Louisiana State University in 1958, he taught at Georgia Tech University and taught at McNeese State University from 1960 to 2000 where he served as Director of the Freshman English Program. He edited numerous University texts and evaluated manuscripts for University and commercial publishers.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
He is survived by one brother, Otis E. Galford, of Marlinton; and one sister, Edith Galford McFadden, of Conneaut, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles C. and Bessie C. Galford; brothers, infant (not named), Harlan, Collet, Merrit and Roy Galford.
His body was cremated and was buried in the family plot at the Cochran Cemetery with graveside services held by Pastor Robert Mann.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cochran Cemetery Fund or to McNeese State Foundation, Loris D. Galford Scholarship Fund, Lake Charles, LA. 70601.
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Hunter "Pete" Hamrick
Hunter "Pete" Hamrick, age 66, of Marlinton, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Hamrick was born November 14, 1935, at Cass, the son of Dorothy Slavin McLaughlin, of Stony Bottom, and the late Alvin B. Hamrick.
He was a graduate of Green Bank High School. He was employed for many years by General Motors in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a U. S. Air Force veteran, stationed in Alaska and Okinawa.
His father, a brother, Carl M. Rose, and a sister, JoAnn Rose Brooks, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his mother and two sisters, Doris Ernst, of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, and Sandra Braun, of Soccoro, New Mexico.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Fund, Marlinton Fire Department, or to Senior Citizens of Marlinton.
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Howard C. Loudermilk
Howard Calvin Loudermilk, age 73, died at his home at Lake Monticello, Virginia, on Wednesday, December 12, 2001.
He was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, on June 10, 1928, the son of the late Melvin R. and Ruby S. Loudermilk, of Talcott.
Howard was a Sergeant, serving with the U. S. Army 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, until 1953. He served in the Army National Guard for several years.
He started his printing career at the Marlinton Journal in Marlinton and later worked at many printing shops and newspapers, including the Weston Democrat, The Barbour Democrat, and the Covington Virginian. In 1967 he moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, to work with The Daily Progress as a linotype operator, and later worked at many commercial printing shops.
After retirement in 1991 he became a master craftsman, designing and building furniture, and was also an excellent cook, noted for his special cakes. He was a member of Mount Eagle Baptist Church, and previously served as a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Char-lottesville.
He was married to Adele Friel in February, 1954. She survives, along with a son, C. Wayne Loudermilk, of Charlottesville; three daughters, Diane M. Loudermilk, of Williamsburg, Virginia, Nancy L. Thompson, of Charlottesville, and Laura M. Loudermilk, of Lake Monticello; three grandchildren; four brothers, Winfred, Marvin and Leonard, in Virginia, and Lawrence Loudermilk, in West Virginia, and one sister, M. Charlotte Grube, in California.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Mount Eagle Baptist Church by the Rev. Sidney Craig.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the National Breast Cancer Association, or the Lake Monticello Rescue Squad.