Nellie N. King Smallridge
Nellie N. King Smallridge, age 80, of Marlinton, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at her home. She had been in failing health for an extended time.
She was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education with 17 years of service as a cook at Nitro Elementary School, retiring in 1983.
Born August 31, 1921, in Dott, Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late John Everett and Gladys Lafferty King, of Princeton.
Her husband of 54 years, Ercil Devone Smallridge died November 2, 1996.
In addition to her parents and husband, a brother, James King, preceded her in death.
She is survived by sons, Kenneth Hoke Salyer, of Princeton, Cecil Devone Smallridge, of Marlinton, George Thomas Smallridge, of Beverly; brothers, Thomas M. King, Harold L. King, John E. King, Jr., and Freddie F. King, all of Princeton; sisters, Mildred Conner, of Princeton, Barbara Vohsen, of St. Louis, Missouri; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home by Earl D. Michael, with burial at the K. of P. Mountain View Cemetery, Junior.
Memorial donations may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Buckeye, WV 24924.
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Violet Mary Morgan
Violet Mary Morgan, age 64, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth McLain Caouette, she was born in Lancaster, New Hampshire, November 2, 1927.
She was a member of the Seebert United Methodist Church.
Surviving her are her husband, Alvadore N. Morgan; daughter, Susan Holland, of Hillsboro; sister, Patricia Masten, of Boscawen, New Hampshire; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Aaron Morgan, a sister, Marie Gilbert, and a brother, Joseph Caouette, Jr.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home on May 4 by the Rev. Phyllis Cox, with burial in Emmanuel Cemetery.
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Lena Mae Jennings
Lena Mae Jennings, age 84, died April 17, 2002, at Homestead Nursing Home in Painesville, Ohio.
She was born April 20, 1917, in Bartow, the daughter of Mathews Maxwell and Carrie Viola Wilfong Gum.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Keith Jennings, a son, Donald Jennings, and two brothers, Julian M. and R. Keith Gum.
Mrs. Jennings is survived by her sisters, Violet Sutton, of Lakeland, Florida, and Bertha Hiner and Crystal Carpenter, both of Painesville, Ohio.
Graveside service was held April 19, in Riverside Cemetery, Painesville, Ohio.
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Jerry William Landis
Jerry William Landis, age 39, of Ronceverte, died Monday, May 6, 2002.
Born at Marlinton April 7, 1963, he was the son of the late Harold and Betty Piotrowski Landis.
He was a carpenter and home repairer with Landis Land Company.
Three sisters also preceded him in death, Teresa Lynn Piotrowski, Cindy Carol Landis, and Heather Louise Sharp.
Surviving him are two sons, Michael King, of Yorktown, Virginia, and Jeremy Landis, of White Sulphur Springs; grandmother, Charlotte Piotrowski, of Ronceverte; sister, Drema Moore, of Marlinton; brothers, Harold (Buck) Landis, Jr., of Ronceverte, and Robert McClure, of Atlanta, Georgia.
Services were held Saturday afternoon at Campbelltown United Methodist Church at Marlinton by the Rev. Gerald Kincaid, with burial in the Ruckman Cemetery.
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John Newton Barnett
John "Johny" Barnett, of Baltimore, Maryland, died May 5, 2002, following a heart bypass operation in Baltimore.
Born August 29, 1923, at Dunmore, he was the son of Anthony Barnett and Nancy Earthy Lindsay.
He went to Baltimore in 1949 and worked at the Glen Martin Shipyards. Later he worked 20 years for Lawrence Porter as a carpenter building McDonald Restaurants.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Mrs. Raymond Shinaberry.
Mr. Barnett is survived by a sister, Mrs. Orpha Hilburn, of Edmond, Oklahoma.
Mr. Barnett was a cousin of Albert Wilfong and Ruth Wilfong Horner, of Dunmore.
Services were held at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home on May 10 in Baltimore. Graveside services were held by the Rev. David Rittenhouse on May 10 at the Lindsay Cemetery, which is in sight of the home where he was born near Dunmore.
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Frank "Dot" Cook, age 84, of Yamhill, Oregon, died February 12, 2002, in Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville, Oregon.
He was born April 27, 1917, in Buckeye, the son of James S. and Nancy Mullens Cook. He attended the Ruckman school through the seventh grade. He moved to Oregon in 1937 and married Ione Krebs in 1939 in Vancouver, Washington.
Survivors include his wife and their three sons, Bill Cook and Wayne Cook, both of Yamhill, and Kenny Cook, of Bellevue, Idaho; a sister, Mamie Ellsworth, of Longview, Washington; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and relatives in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
The Rev. Jim Peterson, of the Lafayette Community Church, officiated at the funeral; burial was in Pike Cemetery, Yamhill.
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Jeanette Adkison Stanfill
Jeanette Adkison Stanfill, of Elkhorn City, Kentucky, formerly of Beaver Creek, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, in Elkhorn City.
She is the sister of Ann Baxter, of Hillsboro, and Genevieve Hines, of Glen Jean.
Services were held Wednesday in Lickcreek, Kentucky.
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Stella Virginia Kellison
Stella Virginia Kellison, age 86, of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Madison, Tennessee.
Mrs. Kellison was born on Stamping Creek January 1, 1916, the daughter of the Late Henry and Laura Sharp Irvine.
She was the widow of Merritt Kellison. Also preceding her in death were their daughter, Clara Frey; her sisters, Clara Weber and Mamie Landis, and brother, Denver Irvine.
Her only survivors are a grandson, Samuel P. Frey, and great-granddaughter, Rachel Frey, of Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
She is the sister-in-law of Norma Mikesell, of Hillsboro.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Phyllis Cox. Burial was in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
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Carol Galford Taylor
Carol Galford Taylor, age 63, of Dunmore, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, in Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia.
Carol was born October 1, 1938, in Wesley Chapel, the daughter of June W. and Crystal Kelly Galford.
Surviving along with her parents are three daughters, Teresa Boyd, of Winchester, June Taylor Nottingham, of Dunmore, and Cheryl Whalen, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one sister, Shelva Molm, of San Diego, California; and five grandchildren.
Carol was a homemaker and wonderful mother for most of her life. While she held many jobs the role she is most remembered for is that of a caregiver to numerous family members and friends. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
Burial services were held at the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church and cemetery by the Rev. David Rittenhouse and Pastor Scott Ingleton.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Green Bank Library Building Fund, P.O. Box 153, Green Bank, WV 24944.