Annie I. Varner
Annie I. Varner, 83, widow of Mack Varner, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital, following a car accident.
No arrangements have been made at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.
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Thelma Lee Simmons
Thelma Lee Simmons, age 69, of Sugar Grove, died at her home Friday, April 19, 2002.
She was retired after working for 29 years for Hanover Shoe Company.
Born at Durbin, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Janie Smith Townsend.
Her husband, Harry C. Simmons, Sr., died February 21, 1983. Also deceased is their son, Harry C. Simmons, Jr.
Surviving her are six daughters, Wilma Meadows, Betty Sinnett, Mary Jane Hedrick, Marie Roop, Diana Rexrode, and Helen Leathers, all of Franklin; one son, Jesse Simmons, of Moyers; sister, Nettie Lash, of Brandywine; a half-sister, J. Lambert, of Florida; brother, Buddy Townsend, of Bartow; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Chapel of Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin by Dr. Cecil Bradfield and the Rev. Jerry Smith, with burial in St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice Unit of Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, WV.
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Eugene F. "Gene" Chappell
Eugene F. "Gene" Chappell, age 74, of Lafayette, Indiana, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana. He had been in failing health for the last six months.
Mr. Chappell had lived in Lafayette for the past 52 years.
He was born in Hillsboro March 18, 1928, the son of the late George William and Bessie May Kellison Chappell. He was a 1946 graduate of Hillsboro High School; he had been in construction for 35 years and was the Building Trades Teacher for all five of the Tippecanoe County Schools for 18 years. Most recently, he was the project manager for the new East Side Assembly of God in Lafayette. He was a member of the East Side Assembly of God.
He was married August 9, 1975, in Monticello, Indiana, to Linda L. "Lin" Freshour, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda Messman, of Hanover, New Hampshire; four sons, Michael Chappell, of Newport, Tennessee, Bruce McKinney of Lafayette, Brad McKinney, of Monon, Indiana, and Bryan McKinney, of West Lafayette; a brother, John Chappell, of Hillsboro; a sister, Marie Doyle, of Marlinton; nine grandchildren and five step-grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, David, and a brother, George Chappell.
Entombment was on April 23 in the Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette.
Memorials may be made to the East Side Assembly of God Building Fund.
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Walter J. Sheets
Walter J. Sheets, age 73, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002.
Born September 9, 1928, in Pocahontas County, he was the son of the late Joe and Lucy Gandee Sheets.
Mr. Sheets was owner and president of Walter Sheets and Sons Trucking Company, a retired salesman for Motorcar Supply Company, and was a member of Edgewood Presbyterian Church, where he was a member of the Mission Committee.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Wickline Sheets; a daughter, Carolyn Sheets Napier, of Lewisburg; two sons, Donald Lee Sheets and Mack M. Sheets, both of Lewisburg; two sisters, Margaret Hanna, of Staunton, Virginia, and Alese Sizemore, of Jefferson, Ohio; two brothers, John Sheets, of Ocala, Florida, and Galon Sheets, of Pueblo, Colorado; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday morning at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg by the Revs. Sally Woodard and Arvie Maynard. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Edgewood Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
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Anthony William Hall, Jr.
Anthony William "Bill" Hall, Jr., of Buckeye, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 29, 1947, in Renicks Valley, the son of Mary Ruth McMillion Hall, of Buckeye, and the late Anthony William Hall, Sr.
He was an Army veteran of Viet Nam
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Suzanna Hall; a daughter, Kandi Hall Broyles, of Buckeye; and a sister, Pamilla Dean, of Springfield, Virginia.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.