Norman L. Dilley
Norman L. Dilley, age 62, of Eldora, Iowa, died on Monday, February 25, 2002, at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls.
He was born March 9, 1939, in Pocahontas County, son of Luther and Ruby Mitchell Dilley.
He was raised in West Virginia, then served with the United States Army in the late 1950's. On May 7, 1960, he was united in marriage to Gladys Louise Biggs in McDowell, Virginia. They had resided in several places before finally making their home in Eldora in 1971. He worked for 31 years as a journeyman lineman for IBEW Local Union #55, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving him are a son, Robert L. Dilley, of Eldora; daughter, Wendy Lawrence, of West Des Moines, Iowa; brother, Darrel Dilley, of Vinegrove, Kentucky; half-brothers, Albert Smith, of Denver, Colorado, and James Smith, of Marlinton; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Gladys, on May 17, 2001, and by an infant sister, JoAnn.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora by Pastor Bruce Baillie of the First Presbyterian Church of Steamboat Rock. Burial followed at the New Providence Cemetery.
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Earl S. Overholt
Earl "Swede" S. Overholt, age 85, of Romney, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at Veterans' Administration Center in Martinsburg.
Born September 12, 1916, at Marlinton, he was the son of the late Albert Sidney and Lucy McNeill Overholt, and grew up in Marlinton.
He served in the United States Army during World War II. Upon returning to Romney, he became the manager of the Alpine Theater. He started the first taxi cab service in Romney and retired after 25 years as sales manager of Romney Ford Sales, Inc. He was a member of the American Legion Hampshire Post 91 and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1371, both of Romney.
Surviving him are his wife of 59 years, Hannah Mary Cowgill Overholt; one son, John S. Overholt, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two daughters, Judith L. Sharp, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Deborah J. Barry, of Romney; two sisters, Helen Isaacs, of Winchester, Vir-ginia, and F. Gertrude Trent, Beckley; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
His body was cremated.
A memorial service was conducted Sunday, February 24, at Romney Christian Church by pastor De Witt Clinton. Inurnment was at Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Romney Christian Church, Romney, WV 26757.
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Irene B. Cain
Irene B. Cain, age 83, of the Hill Country, Route 2, Marlinton, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was of the Methodist faith.
Born December 27, 1918, in Greenbrier County, she was the daughter of the late Gailey S. and Anna Lee Hanna Allen.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Remus H. Cain; a son, Kenneth O. Cain; three sisters, Bessie, Liz, and Lena; and five brothers, Robert, George, Lonnie, Clarence, and Vincent Allen.
Survivors of Mrs. Cain are a daughter, Clara B. Cottrell, of Moore Haven, Florida; a son, Basil H. Cain, of Front Royal, Virginia; two sisters, Peggy Kildoss and Betty Lee Phillips, both of Maryland; a brother, Sidney Allen, of Fairlea; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was at the Mount Zion Cemetery in the Hill Country.
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Elizabeth V. Sanders
Elizabeth V. Sanders, age 89, of Rowlesburg, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, in Marlinton.
She was born October 19, 1912, on Lantz Ridge, Preston County, the youngest daughter of the late Isaac F. and Alice Bishoff Bolyard.
Mrs. Sanders was a member of the Hacker Valley United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Hacker Valley Rebekah Lodge #91. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Willard G. Sanders; a daughter, Sue Ann Hopkins, of Westminster, Maryland; a son, Thomas Sanders, of Marlinton; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were a son, James W. Sanders, four brothers, Ira, George, William and David Allen, and three sisters, Retta, Rachel and Myrtle.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Browning Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, Rowlesburg, by the Rev. Sam Haught. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Lantz Ridge. A Rebekah memorial service was held prior to the funeral.
Donations may be made to the Mt. Olivet Cemetery or the Hacker Valley Methodist Church.