Dewey Ellett McLaughlin
Dewey Ellett McLaughlin, age 79, of HC82, Marlinton, Beaver Creek, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington. He had been a patient there since suffering burns when his house burned a couple of months ago, later suffering a heart attack.
The son of the late Alfred Bryon and L. Gertrude McLaughlin, he was born March 13, 1922.
In addition to his parents, two daughters, Belva McLaughlin and Marcelle McLaughlin, a son, Chris McLaughlin, a sister, Dollie Oscar, and a brother, Ray McLaughlin, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Bonnie Thorton McLaughin; six daughters, Gertrude "Patty" McLaughlin, of Marlinton, Frances McLaughlin, Dottie Lou McLaughlin, and Linda Sue McLaughlin, all of Elkins, Wanda Johnston, of Craigsville, and Patricia Ann Brown, of Virginia, and two stepdaughters, Shirley Pyles and Judy Morris; and a son, Lee McLaughlin, of Bluefield.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Norman Lee Alderman, with burial in the McLaughlin Cemetery, Huntersville.
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Jack Tracy Meadows
Jack Tracy Meadows, age 76, of Pinch, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston.
He was born November 28, 1925, in Marlinton, the son of the late Floyd C. and Hettie E. Hayslett Meadows.
He served as teacher and principal of various elementary schools in Kanawha County, retiring as principal of Valley Grove Elementary School. He was a graduate of Hinton High School and the University of Charleston, with a master's degree from Marshall University. He was a member of New Beginnings Community Church, Pinch, Elk Lions Club, Association of Retired School Employees and the Gideons International.
A brother, John Meadows, is deceased.
Surviving him are his wife of 44 years, Mary W. Meadows; daughter, Joyce Louise Virden, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; son, Tracy Allen Meadows, of Charleston; brother, William Meadows, of Campbells Creek; sisters, Elinor Meadows and Nina Van Luven, both of Rochester, New York, and Joyce Dawson, of Beckley; and six grandchildren.
He donated his body to West Virginia University School of Medicine.
A memorial service was held Saturday at New Beginnings Community Church by the Revs. Bryant Krepps and Allen T. Woolums.
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James A. Porter
James Arnold Porter, 82, died on December 6, 2001, at Bay Point Village in Hudson, Florida.
He was the son of James and Cora Porter and was born on October 2, 1919, at Olive. The family later moved to Cass.
Mr. Porter was a graduate of Green Bank High School in 1939. He served in the U. S. Army from 1942 to 1945 and was a sergeant in the Military Police in Cuba. After the war he worked for the Washington, D. C., transit system for 40 years.
He married Matilda Hastey on May 30, 1946. She preceded him in death on June 30. 1991. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Richard Porter.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Brady; a son, Jay Porter; a sister, Susan Marcel; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services were held in New Port Richey, Florida, and Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Bladensburg, Maryland.