Cecil M. Keller
Cecil M. Keller, age 88, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Friday, October 11, 2002, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling.
He was born November 8, 1913, in Bellaire, a son of the late Clyde and Nellie Littleton Keller.
Mr. Keller was a retired school teacher at Martins Ferry High School and a longtime co-owner of Keller's Grocery in Bellaire. He was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan and received his Masters of Science Degree from Ohio University.
He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He was a sixty-five year member of Ionic Lodge 438 F&AM Bellaire and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Marchand Keller, on June 15, 1972, and one sister, Eleanor Keller.
Surviving him are three children, Robert A. Keller, of Minnehaha Springs, Barbara L. Frische, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, and Judith L. Blanton, of Bellaire; two sisters, Helen Batenburg, of Mingo Junction, and Virginia Lyons, of Florida; three grandchildren, one step-grandson and a step-great-granddaughter.
Masonic services were held Sunday evening in the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Monday at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home in Bellaire. Interment was in the Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 53750 Key-Bellaire Road, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.
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Goldie Gaye Hannah Kerr
Goldie Gaye Hannah Kerr, 94, of Ashland, Kentucky, passed away September 29, 2002, following an extended illness.
Her husband, Oscar William Kerr, preceded her in death, as well as brothers Page, Jesse, Frank and Dock Hannah, and sister Ruby Harbert.
Goldie Gaye was born on July 17, 1908, at Slaty Fork, the daughter of the late Samuel and Amanda Moore Hannah.
She was a graduate of Edray District High School and started her teaching career in a one-room school in the Elk Valley and also taught school in what is now the Slaty Fork United Methodist Church. She was a retired owner of Kerr's Variety Store in Barboursville, and was also a special education teacher at Barboursville Elementary School.
She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Ashland.
She is survived by one son, Robert Kerr, and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were conducted on October 2, 2002, at the Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood, Kentucky, with interment in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Barboursville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Slaty Fork United Methodist Church, c/o Gene Gibson, HC 69 Marlinton WV 24954.
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Thomas Frederick Lovelace
Thomas Frederick Lovelace, age 64, of Thomasville, North Carolina, died Thursday, October 10, 2002, at Lexington Memorial Hospoital.
He was born February 3, 1938, in Cass, a son of Scott Ernest and Lillian Clark Lovelace.
He was a former security officer with Wesleyan Arms in High Point, North Carolina, and was a former employee of Allred Metal Stamping Works in High Point for 15 years, retiring in 1998. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith.
He was married October 12, 1973, to the former Betty Maye Patton, who survives in Lexington.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tammy Maye Lambert, of Thomasville, Debbie Lovelace, and a son, Tommy Lovelace, Jr., both of Summersville, Georgia.; three sisters, Betty Lloyd, of Newport, North Carolina, Gloria Willoughby, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Barbara Koloski, of Mount Jackson, Virginia; five brothers, Kenneth Lovelace, of Marlinton, Scott Lovelace, of Bluefield, David Lovelace and Donald Lovelace, both of Marlinton, and Joe Lovelace, of Alexandria, Virginia; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Family Funeral Care Chapel by Preacher Timothy Sink. Burial was in Holly Hill Memorial Park.
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James E. Wooddell
James E. Wooddell, age 71, of Elkins, formerly of Green Bank, died Friday, October 4, 2002, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Mr. Wooddell was born March 12, 1931, at Augusta, the son of the late Forest and Belle Taylor Wooddell.
He was of the Methodist faith, a member of the Elks, the American Legion, and was retired from the United States Air Force.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Rita Herbert Wooddell; a brother, Clyde Wardell Wooddell; and grandchild.
He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Jamison, of Morgantown, and Sue Savage, of Clio, Michigan; a sister, Mary Margaret Darby, of Adelaide, Australia; a brother, Forrest Wooddell, of Green Bank; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse. Burial with military graveside rites was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Mabel U. Miller
Mabel U. Miller, age 87, Huntersville, died Sunday, October 13, 2002, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Born on Beaver Creek July 10, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Forrest and May Syms Underwood.
Mrs. Miller was a Presbyterian. She worked as a machinist at Glastic Fiberglass Manufacturing Plant, living in Ohio until moving back to Pocahontas County last year.
Preceding her in death were her husband, William L. Miller; a son, James L. Miller; two sisters, Edna Phillips and Shirley Means; and a brother, Oliver M. Underwood.
She is survived by two sisters, Nora Perkins and Ola Redding, both of Huntersville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial will be in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday night, 6 to 8 p.m.
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Madaline Shafer Hill
Madaline Shafer Hill, age 87, of Jacox Community, Hillsboro, died Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at Pocahontas Center, Marlinton.
Mrs. Hill was a homemaker and a former teacher. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, and past member of Lobelia Extension Homemakers, Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star, and United Methodist Women.
The daughter of the late Joseph Arthur and Lebertha Velmer Hamrick Shafer, she was born at Esty, in Greenbrier County, June 6, 1915.
Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister, Hazel Shafer Lewis.
Surviving her are her husband, Johnnie B. Hill; two daughters, Phyllis Ann Kinnison and Linda Sue VanReenen, both of Hillsboro; a brother, the Rev. Everett R. Shafer, of Pomona Park, Florida; and three grandsons.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church by the Revs. BillyReed Wickline and Phyllis Cox. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Nursing Staff or Pocahontas Center Auxiliary.