Lawrence S. Cochran
Lawrence Skein Cochran, age 81, passed away early Sunday morning, May 19, 2002, at Gulf Health Care in Galveston, Texas. Lawrence had lived for over 20 years in Galveston to be near his family. He had suffered a stroke a few weeks earlier, but had led a full life until that time.
He was born September 18, 1920 at Campbelltown. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre. He worked as a logger. Mr. Cochran never married, but was a beloved uncle, great-uncle and brother.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Harry Skein and Lottie Robertson Cochran, a brother, Harold Lee Cochran, and a nephew, George Cochran.
Survivors include a sister, Evelyn Cochran Crockett, of Galveston, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Cochran was a member of Island Baptist Church in Galveston. He willed his body to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. There will be special memorial service held in Galveston.
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Mary Elizabeth Keen Kesler
Mary Elizabeth Keen Kesler age 62, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at her home at Cass.
Born in Cross City, Florida, she was the daughter of Irvin J. Keen, Sr., of Florida, and the late Inez Keen.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred C. Kesler; a daughter, Judy Demere, of Farmers Branch, Texas; a son, Stanley Demere, of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Betty Jean Bischel, of Pace, Florida; a brother, Jimmy Keen, of Immokalee, Florida; and five grandchildren.
In addition to her mother, a daughter, Vicky, is deceased.
Memorial services were held Monday evening at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann.
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Martha Rein Jones
Martha Rein Jones, age 80, of Dunmore, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at her home.
She was owner and operator of the Dairy Bar in Cass.
Born Janury 9, 1922, in Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Emilia Koukkari Rein.
Her husband, Eugene Jones, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Teddy Halterman, of Marlinton, and Ernie Halterman, of Richmond, Virginia; her daughter-in-law, Marylyn Kelley, of Frost; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse, with burial in Dunmore Cemetery.
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Granville Henry Elliott
Granville Henry Elliott, age 92, of Green Bank, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Mr. Elliott was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church of Charleston, where he was on the Building and Grounds committee, and was a member of Arbovale United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Green Bank High School and attended West Virginia Tech. He won many awards in athletics and agriculture and was a member of both Kanawha and Pocahontas County Country Clubs. Mr. Elliott was founder and president of Elliott Construction Company for thirty years and built many homes in the Charleston area. He was also a member of Salina #27 in Malden, the Scottish Rite Bodies, and was a Shriner, receiving his 50 year pin.
Born November 10, 1909, at Wesley Chapel, he was the son of the late Samuel and Josie Taylor Elliott.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lillian Elliott and Bertha Elizabeth Hunsicker; brothers, Robert Elliott and George Elliott; and a grandson, Timothy Elliott.
Surviving him are his wife of 70 years, Beryl Piper Elliott; two sons, Granville Samuel Elliott and Jerry Piper Elliott, both of Charleston; two sisters, Woodsie Ashford, of Princeton, and Betty Jane Arbogast, of Cass; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday morning at the Arbovale United Methodist Church by the Rev. Scott Ingleton and the Rev. Philip Hunsicker. Burial with Masonic graveside rites was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Green Bank Public Library in honor of Virgil and Macel Harris.
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Floyd D. Walton
Floyd D. Walton, age 65, of Hillsboro, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Walton was a painter, farmer, and had worked at Denmar for seventeen years. He was a Baptist.
The son of the late Edgar and Opal Dean Walton, he was born in Pocahontas County February 23, 1937.
Surviving him are his wife, Gloria Birchfield Walton; a daughter, Alice Reinhold, of Marlinton; six sons, Matthew D. Walton, Jonathan Walton, and Carter Walton, all of Hillsboro; James Reinhold, of Buckeye, Kevin Reinhold, of Staunton, Virginia, Franklin Triplett, of Marlinton; three sisters, Edith Arbogast and Linda Hise, both of Hillsboro, and Brenda Burgess, of Marlinton; five brothers, Wilburn Walton, of Hillsboro, Imon Walton, of Union, Darrell Walton and Dwight Walton, both of Warm Springs, Virginia, and Mark Walton, of Bartow; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Bryan Treadway, with burial in Emmanuel Cemetery.
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Wayne Geiger, age 86, of Montpelier, Virginia, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, in a Richmond, Virginia, hospital.
He was born January 16, 1916, at Edray and was the son of the late Roy and Mamie Kellison.
He was a resident of Pocahontas County for over sixty years. He was retired from the Green Bank Observatory and was a watch/clock repairman.
His only surviving relative is his sister, Patty Sharp, of Montpelier.
Graveside services will be held in Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton, Sunday, May 26, at 2:30 in the afternoon, by the Rev. Bob Mann with the Pocahontas County Honor Guard Corps.
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David R. Kellison
David Rex Kellison, of Faulkner, Maryland, formerly of Mill Point, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, of heart failure at his home.
He was employed by The Bureau of Engraving in Washington, D. C., and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 100. He was an Army veteran and served in Korea.
Born November 28, 1939, he was the son of the late Earl Kellison and Gretta Underwood Kellison.
Surviving him are his son, Michael Dale Kellison, of Arah, Alabama; brothers, Walter Kellison, of Brookville, Ohio, and Dan Kellison, of Leavenworth, Washington; sisters, Judy Paap, of Manassas, Virginia, and Exa Hardee, of Gap Mills.
He wished for his remains to be cremated.
A memorial service was held in LaPlata, Maryland, on Saturday, May 18. A graveside service was held Monday, May 20 at Beaver Creek Cemetery, conducted by Norman Alderman.
Memorial donations may be made to Children's National Medical Center Research, 111 Michigan Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20010-2970.