Olive Anderson Schneider
Olive Anderson Schneider, age 89, of Winston Salem, North Carolina, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, in Camden, New Jersey.
She graduated from Marlinton High School and attended college for one year; she was a beautician. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winston Salem.
Born at Spice, in Pocahontas County, June 26, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Emery Ernest and Prudie Susan McCoy Anderson.
Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Clyde Anderson and Melvin Anderson.
Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Ferguson Baldwin, of Winston Salem; a sister, Lucille (Lucy) Dinwiddie, of White Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Marvin Anderson and Emery Anderson, both of White Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 7, in Marlinton at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Bryan Treadway, with interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Winston Salem State University, Olive Schneider Scholarship Fund, 601 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27110.
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Ruth Elizabeth Wilfong
Ruth Elizabeth Wilfong, age 66, of Buckeye, died Friday, August 23, 2002, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia, after a long illness.
She was born March 23, 1936, at Spice, the daughter of the late Thomas Butler and Nellie Irene Pritt Barrett.
Mrs. Wilfong was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Buckeye.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husbands, Millard Cecil Jeffries, Vinson Alvon Ryder, and Charles Clarence Wilfong; a daughter, Sara Elizabeth Jeffries; her sisters, Opal Louise Cook and Anna Beatrice Hammons; and a brother, Paul Harold Barrett.
Surviving her are her daughters, Virginia Anne Poage, of Richwood, Nancy Louise Galford and Delena Jane Galford, both of Buckeye; her sons, Alvon James Ryder, of Buckeye, and Charles Alvon Wilfong, of Hillsboro; her brothers, Leland Thomas Barrett, of Brown Mills, New Jersey, William Harvey Barrett and Frank Lacy Barrett, both of Marlinton.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon, August 27, at VanReen-en Funeral Home by Pastor Jerry Moore. Burial was in the Ruckman Cemetery.
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Madeline T. Wilson
Madeline T. Wilson, age 83, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Friday, August 23, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Wilson was a retired worker for the Forest Service and a member of the Methodist Church.
She was born at Mountain Grove, Virginia, February 12, 1919, the daughter of the late Walter and Eugenia Gilmore Tibbs.
Deceased are her two sisters, Mable Tibbs and Judy Winston, and three brothers, Sam Gilmore Tibbs, George (Gaston) Tibbs, and John Hayden Tibbs.
Her only survivors are three nephews, Donald Hill, Fred Joe Tibbs and Augustus Jackson.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. Greg Scott and the Rev. John McKinney. Burial was in the Brownsburg Cemetery.
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Mary Ruth Pifer
Mary Ruth Pifer, age 75, of Buckeye, died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
The daughter of the late Russell and Vesta Weiford Holley, she was born at Buckeye on December 20, 1926.
Her husband, Eugene Pifer, is deceased.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Vrable, of Buckeye, Lois Lam, of Virginia, Carolyn Pennington, of Buckeye, and Cindy Landis, of Marlinton; a brother, Russell Holley, Jr., of Longview, Washington; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastors Buddy Crockett and Sam Felton. Burial was in the Ruckman Cemetery.
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Henry Paul Scott, Sr.
Henry Paul Scott, Sr., age 69, of Hillsboro, died Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Beckley.
Mr. Scott was a truck driver and construction worker and a member of the Mt. Kinnison Church of God. He served in the United States Army in the Korean War.
He was born September 20, 1932, at Hillsboro, the son of the late Robert Wellington and Bessie Elizabeth Walton Scott.
Also deceased are a sister, Madeline Lay, and a brother, Charles Scott.
Surviving him are three daughters, Karen Campbell, of Ronceverte, Susan G. Scott, of Pinch, and Ellen Hanna, of Fairlea; three sons, Douglas Scott, of Hillsboro, Henry Scott, Jr., of Ronceverte, and Gary Scott, of Spotsylvania, Virginia; four sisters, Ethel Jackson and Lucy Alfreds, both of Marlinton, Myrtle Tomlin, of Amherst, Virginia, and Mae Miller, of Rising Sun, Maryland; a brother, Harry Scott, of Buckeye, fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; companion, Annabelle Perkins; former wife, Shirley Scott, of Beckley.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Jack Burks, with burial in Emmanuel Cemetery on Bruffeys Creek.
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Dr. Walter A. Eskridge
Dr. Walter A. "Bus" Eskridge, age 84, died at The Shore Memorial Hospital, Nassawadox, Virginia, on August 21, 2002.
Dr. Eskridge was the youngest son of the late William Augustus and Mary Riley Eskridge, of Marlinton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary King and Madge Shepard, and two brothers, Charles Eskridge and Willard Eskridge.
He is survived by his wife, Fanny Eskridge; two daughters, Nancy Eskridge and Bonnie Ried; one brother, Joe Eskridge, of Fay-etteville; and two grandsons.
Dr. Eskridge and his wife, Fanny, had a long private medical practice in Parksley, Virginia, and served the people of the Eastern Shore and worked with the Shore Hospital.
A memorial service was held at the Grace United Methodist Church in Parksley on August 23.
Mrs. Walter Eskridge's address is Box 257, Parksley, Virginia 23421.
A memorial fund has been established for Dr. Walter Eskridge, Shore Memorial Hospital, Box 17, Nassawadox, Virginia 23413.
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Stella Woods Smith
Stella Woods Smith, age 93, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, August 18, 2002, after a brief illness.
She was born in Pocahontas County on April 7, 1909, the daughter of Grey K. Woods and Lucretcia Buzzard Woods.
She married Auburn C. Smith, of Pocahontas County, on September 10, 1925. He preceded her in death in 1996.
Also preceding her in death were a son, Kenneth W. Smith, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, and two brothers, Robert N. Woods, of Marlinton, and Henry F. Woods, of Akron, Ohio.
Mrs. Smith is survived by a daughter, Elaine S. Smith, of Erie, Pennsylvania.
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Shirley L. McMillion
Shirley L. McMillion, age 74, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at Carington Park.
A lifelong area resident, she was born September 25, 1927, the daughter of R. Rudd and Gladys Underwood Corlew.
Mrs. McMillion worked as a bookkeeper for Ashtabula Telephone Company until 1954. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 50 years.
Survivors include her husband, Harold, whom she married January 3, 1953; one son, Duane McMillion, of Ashtabula; a daughter, Debra L. Ayres, of Maryland; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers, Fred J., Dale A., and Ronald H. Corlew, all of Ashtabula, and Rudd E. Corlew, of North Kingsville, Ohio; two sisters, Betty J. Emery, of Ashtabula, and Alice A. Noss, of North Kingsville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond A. Corlew and Gerald M. Corlew, and her parents.
Services were held August 23 at the First Baptist Church, Ashtabula, by Pastor Virgil V. Reeve, with burial at Edgewood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
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Christine Eleanor Irvine
Christine Eleanor Irvine, age 80, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died on August 16, 2002, after a long illness.
She was a member of Twentieth Street Baptist Church in Huntington. She was a long-time resident of Huntington, moving to Cincinnati in 1991.
Born in Huntington February 2, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Harry Clyde and Rebecca Smith Myers.
Also preceding her in death were her husband, Norman (Chub) Irvine, and two brothers, William "Bill" and Amos Myers.
Her only survivors are several nieces and nephews.
She was a sister-in-law to Kyle C. (Chick) Irvine, of Marlinton, and Elsie Long, of Mill Point.
Funeral services were held August 22 at Woodmere Cemetery Abbey of Remembrance in Huntington, where she was buried. Services were held by the Rev. Donald Walker, Jr.
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Harry L. and Edith Hoover
Harry L. Hoover, age 81, and Edith Lynn Hoover, age 68, of Summerfield, Florida, died August 6, 2002, as a result of injuries they received in an automobile accident.
Mr. Hoover was born April l8, 1921, a son of the late Pete and Geneva Hoover, of Bartow. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hoover was preceded in death by four sisters.
Surviving Mr. Hoover are one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Turner, of Norfolk, Virginia; one son, James H. Roland, of Cynthia, Georgia; six sisters, Mrs. Russell (Bonnie) Cogar, of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, Mrs. Luther (Bertha) Plyler, of Bartow; Mrs. June (Betty) Lovelace, of Dunmore, Mrs. Jim (Violet) Ryder, of Boyer, Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Hiner, of Durbin, and Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Murphy, of Boyer; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hoover was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served in World War II. After retirement from the Navy, he worked as a police officer and fireman at the Navy Base in Norfolk, Virginia.
Memorial services were held for the couple on August 12 in Summerfield, Florida. Mr. Hoover was buried August 20 in Norfolk, Virginia.