Lonnie Lee "Bill" Darnell
Lonnie Lee "Bill" Darnell, Sr., age 73, of Marlinton, died Monday, August 12, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salem, Virginia.
Born in Marlinton, November 11, 1928, he was the son of Carrie E. Bancroft Darnell, of Marlinton, and the late George Washington Darnell.
He is survived by his mother; his wife, Constance "Connie" Ramsey Darnell; six daughters, Linda L. Mallios, Sharon K. Cornell and Donna Darnell, all of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Brenda L. Golden, of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Bridgette A. Darnell, and Deborah L. Baker, both of Newville, Pennsylvania; a stepdaughter, Jennifer G. Ramsey, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; a son, Lonnie L. Darnell, II, of Georgetown, Colorado; a stepson, D. Ian Ramsey, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Linda Sue Doss, of Marlinton, and Edna Madeline Gaydosh, of Warren, Ohio; three brothers, Joseph Raymond Darnell, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, James Francis Darnell, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Gene Edward Darnell, of Marlinton; ten grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death in addition to his father were a sister, Lillian Buzzard, a brother, George "Doone" Darnell, II, two half-sisters, Alvergie Simmons and Ethel Bancroft, and a half-brother, John Darnell.
He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a Bachelor of Science degree, and served in the United States Army from April 1946 to April 1969. He served in the USA Infantry Airborne, Army Signal Corps, Air Defense Command, and USA Strategic Communications Command.
He served world-wide and was a POW in Korea; he received many medals, including Purple Hearts, Bronze Star, and Korean Campaign Medal.
After his retirement from the military, he was employed by United Telephone and later by the Sunnyside Restaurant, owned by his daughter and son-in-law. He returned to make his home again in Marlinton in 1984. Bill enthusiastically participated in community activities and volunteerism, serving with the United Way, Seneca Mental Health, Democratic Executive Committee, DAV, VFW, Pocahontas Community Club, and Senior Center Board.
Services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home and interment with military services will be in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Memorial gifts may be given to McClintic Library, the Senior Citizens Center, Community Club, Opera House Foundation, United Way, or a charity or organization of choice.
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Kenneth W. Galford
Kenneth Wayne Galford, age 54, of Gap Mills, died Monday, August 5, 2002, at Charleston Area Medical Center following a short illness.
Galford was born in Monroe County on November 21, 1947, a son of the late Albert Summers and Bessie Kinner Galford.
He was a retiried timberman and a member of Gap Mills Church of the Nazarene at Gap Mills.
Galford was preceded in death by six half-brothers, Price, Austin, John, Carl, and Junior Galford and Albert Sharp, and a half-sister, Pauline Hancock.
Surviving are his wife, Geraldine "Gerri" Galford; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Brown, of Covington, Virginia; two brothers, Dorsey and Ivan Galford, both of Gap Mills; two sisters, Sandra Wiseman, of Gap Mills, and Christine Jackson, of Helots, Texas; a half-brother, Clark Galford, of Marlinton; five half-sisters, Esther Withrow and Loraine Hubbard, both of Gap Mills, Sadie Clower, of Baltimore, Maryland, Laura Scott, of Lindside, and Mabel Price, of Marlinton.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 9, at Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union, with the Revs. Alan Grae and Emory Hoke officiating. Interment followed at Carmel Cemetery in Gap Mills.
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Mary Ruth Hannah Wilfong Black
On Wednesday, August 14, 2002, Mary Ruth Hannah Wilfong Black died peacefully in her home in Loudonville, Ohio.
She was born on December 21, 1922, on Slippery Hill Road to Elbert B. Hannah and Icie Moore Sharp.
She is preceded in death by three husbands: Glen T. Wilfong, Gaylord Black, and Owen Black; both parents; her sister, Ruby Catherine, and foster brother Arnold McClure; a daughter, Betsy Marie Mock; two grandsons, Tommy Lint and Jeffrey Curtis Weirick.
Still surviving her are an adopted sister, Dorothy Shafer; a daughter Jewell Brown; her sons, Wayne Wilfong, and Allen Black. She is also survived by two grandsons; four granddaughters; two great-great grandsons; one great granddaughter; two step-great granddaughters; one great-great grandson.
Services were held Friday, August 16, 2002 at 10 a.m. graveside at Loudonville Cemetery with Rev. Howard Burnett officiating.
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Mary Pifer, age 76, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, August 20, at Pocahomtas Memorial Hospital.
No arrangements have been made at VanReenen Funeral Home.
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William "Mackie" Vandevender, age 80, of Bartow, died August 16, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.
Vandevender was a member and Trustee of Thornwood Community Church, a member of the American Legion, the V.F.W., and was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and was retired from Howes Leather Company.
He was born March 17, 1922, at Thornwood, the son of the late Ora and Nelia Mae Tilda Slayton Vandevender.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Brian Edward Vandevender and April Lynn Newbrough; two sisters, Carrie Mae Starks and Bessie Marie Vandevender; and a brother, Berlin Brown Vandevender.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Charlene Adams Vandevender; three daughters, "Judy" Mae Vandevender Greer, of Thornwood, Judith "Kay" Vandevender Newbrough, of Worthington, and JoAnn "Rae" Vandevender Gilardi, of Thornwood; six sons, Dale Lee Harper, of Riverton, William Charles Vandevender, of Frank, David Lynn Vandevender, of Durbin, Daniel Thomas Vandevender, of Thornwood, Dallas Eugene Vandevender, of Green Bank, and Douglas Phay Vandevender, of Thornwood; two sisters, Mary Lousie Vandevender White, of Riverton, and Gladys Lee Vandevender, of Franklin; two brothers, Jimmie Vandevender, of Bartow, and Doll Arnold Vandevender, of Thornwood; nineteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Thornwood Community Church by the Revs. Lawrence Bennett, Robert Brown and George Bassford, with burial in Vandevender Cemetery at Thornwood.
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Eula Mae Curzon
Eula Mae Curzon, age 72, of Riverdale, Georgia, died Sunday, June 30, 2002.
She was born December 23, 1929, at Dunmore, the daughter of the late Andy and Laura Taylor.
Surviving her are her husband, James Curzon; daughter, Deborah Crocker, of Vero Beach, Florida; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Samuel Taylor and Andrew Taylor, Jr., both of Dunmore; sister, Juanita Willey, of Laurel, Delaware, and Christine Collins, whom she raised, of Jenkensburg, Georgia.
She was a longtime member of Riverdale First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 446, of Riverdale, Georgia, Worthy Matron, and Grand Representa- tive to West Virginia from Georgia.
Funeral services were held at the Riverdale First United Methodist Church. Interment services were at the Wesley Chapel United Metho-dist Cemetery at Dunmore on July 5.
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Dewey S. McCarty
Dewey S. McCarty, age 87, of Frost, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
McCarty was a farmer and a member of the Frost United Methodist Church.
He was born at Clover Lick November 25, 1914, the son of the late Dorse and Bessie Sharp McCarty.
In addition to his parents, those preceding him in death were two sons, Samuel McCarty and John McCarty; two sisters, Eula Rayle and Callie Combs; and a brother, Mayard.
He is survived by his wife, Goldie Sharp McCarty; two sons, Ronald McCarty and Alan McCarty, both of Frost; and a sister, Dorothy Fertig, of Dunmore.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Frost United Methodist Church by the Rev. Randy White and the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Betty Rae Tracy
Betty Rae Tracy, age 74, of Princeton, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at her residence.
She was a retired hairdresser, having owned and operated Betty's Beauty Shop in Durbin, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
The daughter of the late Ray and Sybil Wyant Heavener, she was born August 2, 1928, at Cherry Grove.
Mrs. Tracy is survived by her husband, Keith P. Tracy; two daughters, Diane Hoover, of Green Bank, and Barbara Ball, of Charleston, South Carolina; a sister, Imogene Ellis, of Staunton, Virginia; a brother, Ferrell Heavener, of Cherry Grove; and one grandson.
Her parents, a daughter, Debra Greathouse, and a sister, Joy Colaw, are deceased.
Graveside services were held Wednesday at the Heavener Family Cemetery at Cherry Grove by the Rev. Stanley Kile.
Memorial gifts may be made to American Cancer Society.
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Virginia Dare Stone
Virginia Dare Stone, age 80, of Sarasota, Florida, died August 13, 2002.
She was born near Hillsboro on March 15, 1922.
She was the retired co-owner of the Kristi Dare Paper Packaging Company, a decorative paper bag distributor in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Everett Stone; two daughters, Marsha Ann Copeland, and Joyce Elaine Griffiths; a granddaughter, Kristi Rene Copeland; eight brothers and sisters, Hallie Mae Wells, Martha Olive Rock, James Kyle Rock, Mary Gladys Hill, Patty Faye Humphreys, George Clark Rock, William Thomas Rock, and Anna MacCall. Virginia Dare was the last and youngest of the Rock family children.
She is survived by her partner and friend, Robert Hayman; two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.
Committal services are planned for Spring of 2003 under direction of Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia.
Memorial donations may be made to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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Jarrett H. Crowley
Jarrett H. Crowley, age 81, of Fort Payne, Alabama, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at his home in Fort Payne.
Crowley was a retired construction supervisor and a World War II Veteran.
He was born in Green Bank in 1921, the son of Russel and Lucy Hudson Crowley in 1921.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Dameron Crowley, of Fort Payne; son, Jarrett Crowley, II, of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; daughter, Pebble Dunn, of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; brothers, Clyde Crowley, of Victory, Ward Crowley, of Auto; sisters, Ann Hickman, of Toledo, Ohio, and Delores Wright, of Gross Ile, Michigan; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Friday, August 9, at the Walkers Chapel Cemetery by the Rev. Denny Mashburn.
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Glen Ray Galford
Glen Ray Galford, age 59, of Crawford, died Suddenly August 13, 2002, in Clarksburg.
Born February 26, 1943, in Crawford, he was the son of Lloyd Everett and Freda Pauline Pritt Galford.
He was preceded in death by both parents and three sisters, Loyal Fonda Galford, Betty Lou Galford, and Wannafae Galford.
Surviving him are his wife, Rita Josephine Perkins Galford, of Crawford, whom he married on August 16, 1980; two brothers, Lloyd Pritt Galford, of Cookeville, Tennessee, and James E. Galford, of Houston, Texas.
Galford had retired as a groundskeeper for the Oakbridge Country Club Golf Course in Jacksonville, Florida.
Funeral services were held at the Alkire Funeral Chapel, Ireland, August 17. Burial was in the Fair Haven Cemetery.