Elbert C. Whanger
Elbert C. Whanger, age 101, of Durbin, died Thursday, August 8, 2002, at Nella's Nursing Home in Elkins.
He was born April 28, 1901, at Ronceverte, the son of the late A. Grant and Josie E. Livesay Whanger.
His wife, Willa G. Nottingham Whanger, died August 28, 1991. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Ethel W. Long, and a brother, Ernest G. Whanger.
Mr. Whanger had been a resident of Durbin since 1924, where he was an agent and operator with the C&O Railroad for 51 1/2 years. He was a 75 year member of Riverside Lodge #124 A.F.&A.M. Mr. Whanger was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church at Green Bank, was an Elder of the church for over thirty years and was a past Clerk of the Session. He was also treasurer of the Senior Citizens Outpost of Durbin.
Surviving him are two sons, Julian G. Whanger, of Richmond, Virginia, and James David Whanger, of Buckhannon; a sister, Nellie W. Johnson, of Ronceverte; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at Liberty Presbyterian Church at Green Bank by the Rev. Doyle Kester. Burial with Masonic graveside rites followed in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Liberty Presbyterian Church.
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Paulmer Lee Adkison, age 69, of Daytona, Florida, died Saturday, July 13, 2002.
He was a retired bus driver for Metro in Washington, D.C. He moved from Falls Church, Virginia, to South Daytona in 1996.
Mr. Adkison, an Army veteran of the Korean War, was born in Hillsboro, the son of the late Nema and Willie Adkison.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Davie Adkison and Paulmer Adkison, Jr., and a sister, Carolyn Adkison Carter.
Surviving him are his wife of eighteen years, Donnie Mae; a son, Bruce Adkison, of Arlington, Virginia; three daughters, Lisa Bennett, of Sterling, Virginia, Esther Pace, of Greenbrier County, and Margaret Brown, of Ohio; two stepsons, Steven and Wayne, of Arlington, Virginia; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Hice, of South Daytona; a brother, Freeman Adkison, of Buckeye; four sisters, Launa McPherson, Daytona Beach, Drema Jackson, of Buckeye, Edna Short, of Rhoadesville, Virginia, and Dottie Shinaberry, of Mineral, Virginia; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of South Daytona, 2197 Kenilworth Avenue, South Daytona, Florida 32119.
Alavon Direct Cremation was in charge.
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Ora D. Myers
Ora D. Sheets Myers, age 89, of Forest Park Nursing Center, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Wellsville, died Thursday, August 8, 2002, at the Center.
She was born May 11, 1913, in Green Bank, the daughter of the late Samuel Gilbert and Ollie R. Edmiston Sheets.
She was a retired Registered Nurse and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and its Woman's Society, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, and the York County Republican Club.
She was the widow of Dale F. Myers, Sr. She is survived by her sons: Dale F. Myers, Jr., of Dillsburg, and Wayne R. Myers, of Dover; brothers, Philip A. Sheets, of Green Bank, C. Thurman Sheets, of Greeley, Colorado, and Gilbert Sheets, of Kernersville, North Carolina; sisters, Mabel G. Baines, of Fall Branch, Tennessee, and S. Jane Hamed, of Green Bank; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, August 12, at the Cocklin Funeral Home in Dillsburg with the Rev. Dennis H. Hall officiating. Burial was in Emmanuel Cemetery, Fairview Township, York County, Pennsylvania.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Community Church Building Fund, 2631 Wyngate Road, Dover, PA 17315, or New Hope Ministries, Inc., Dover Chapter, 1836 Industrial Court, Dover, PA 17315.
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Dewey S. McCarty
Dewey S. McCarty, age 87, of Frost, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Frost United Methodist Church by the Rev. Randy White. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitation at VanReenen Funeral Home 6 to 9 Wednesday.
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Lonnie "Bill" Darnell
Lonnie "Bill" Darnell died Monday, August 12, 2002, at the Veterans Hospital in Salem, Virginia, after several months' illness.
Visitation will be Thursday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Van-Reenen Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: McClintic Library, Opera House, Marlinton Senior Center, Pocahontas Community Club, United Way, or a charity or oranization of choice.
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Gus A. Riley
Gus Alexander Riley, age 93, of Morgantown, died Monday, August 12, 2002, at Morgantown.
Mr. Riley was born December 18, 1908, at Arbovale, the son of the late Squire Joseph and Elsa Sutton Riley.
He was a graduate of Green Bank High School.
He and his wife, Opal Gillispie Riley, have lived in Morgantown since 1947, where they were members of Westover United Methodist Church and Friendly Service Sunday School Class. He was a member of Morgantown Masonic Blue Lodge No. 4 and a member of the Scottish Rite. He retired from Monongahela Railway of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, where he had been a member of the International Machinist Association for 45 years.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers, June and Ivan Riley, and a sister, Sylvia Bowles.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Opal Gillispie Riley; daughter, Janice McMurray, of Richmond, Virginia; a granddaughter and two grandsons; two step-grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Arbovale United Methodist Church by the Revs. Scott Ingleton and Fred Crews. Burial will be in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.
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Dollie M. Underwood
Dollie M. Underwood, age 89, of Huntersville, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at her home.
The daughter of William and Bertha Schoolcraft Bevel, she was born May 12, 1913, at Clendenin. She was a Methodist and a member of Senior Citizens.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Denver Underwood; a daughter, Alice Mills; and three sons, Harmon Underwood, Ivan Underwood, and Lowell Underwood.
Survivors include seven daughters, Floretta Gordon, of Roanoke, Virginia, Dortha Pyles, of Marlinton, Della Fleury, of Ft. Washington, Maryland, Virginia Dendy, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Rose Mary Huffer, of Purcellville, Virginia, Joan McCoy, of Sterling, Virginia, and Karen Larson, of Marlinton; two sons, Grady Underwood, of Afton, Virginia, and Louie Underwood, of Winchester, Virginia; forty grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial was in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.