Basil P. Sharp
Basil Price Sharp, 67, of Washington, D.C., died Thursday, October 24, 2002, in a traffic accident at an intersection near his home in the District.
He was born in Marlinton, September 21, 1935, the son of Jane Price Sharp, of Marlinton, and the late Basil C. Sharp. His father died in Germany in 1944 during World War II.
Basil was graduated from Marlinton High School, Davidson College (B.A.), Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia (M.Div.), and Union Theological Seminary in New York, New York (S.T.M.). He initially served as a minister to Presbyterian congregations in Kentucky and Tennessee. He then served for nine years as a Presbyterian missionary in Taiwan. Following his return to the United States, Basil served as a Regional Director with the Institute for Cultural Affairs working on community development in cities across the country.
For the past 18 years, Basil was a resident of Washington, D.C. He worked with two congregations of the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in the D.C. area, and he was Parish Associate of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in the District. For the past 17 years, he also worked as a business and computer consultant.
He expressed his abundant creativity by authoring several books, including "The Adventure of Being Human: A Guide to Living A Fuller Life," and by participating in a modern dance troupe. He enjoyed outdoor sports, including hiking, swimming, skiing, and fishing.
His wife of 41 years, Marie Blessing Sharp, survives him.
Also surviving him are his mother; two daughters, Dr. Heidi Harvie, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Jane Sharp, of Boston, Massachusetts; a son, Dr. Otto Sharp, of Asheville, North Carolina; two grandsons; a granddaughter; a foster grandson; a brother, Dr. John C. Sharp, of Marlinton; and a sister, Jane J. Sharp, also of Marlinton.
The Revs. Brian and Ruth Hamilton held funeral services at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, October 29. A service in Marlinton is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, with the Rev. Burt Newman. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to any of Basil's favorite charitable organizations, or one of your own:
American Friends' Service Committee. A Quaker Organization which works globally for peace, justice, and human dignity. 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Phone: (215) 241-7000 Fax: (215) 241-7275 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat For Humanity. A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization building simple, decent, affordable housing Phone: (202)882-4600, Fax: (202)882-9343 www.habitat.org.
Davidson College. Basil's Alma Mater. Development Services, Post Office Box 7174, Davidson, North Carolina 28035. 704) 894-2642 www.Davidson.edu.
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Samuel P. Barlow
Samuel Price Barlow, 74, of Buckeye, died October 24, 2002, at Charleston Area Medical Center after a short illness.
The son of Samuel H. and Mary Margaret Price Barlow, he was born at Dunmore on August 8, 1928.
Mr. Barlow was a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member and elder of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church, Marlinton Masonic Lodge No. 127, American Legion Post No. 50, VFW Post No. 4595, Pocahontas County Historical Society, and served on various committees of the Presbytery of West Virginia.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha Ann Barlow, of Enola, Pennsylvania; and two sons, John C. Barlow, of Broadway, Virginia, and Samuel P. Barlow, II, of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Barnisky Barlow; three sisters, Joan Barlow, Nancy Ligon Barlow, and Mary Margaret Barlow; and a brother, Asa Calvin Barlow.
Funeral service was held on Sunday at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Randy Benson officiating, followed by burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations to the Marlinton Presbyterian Church or the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Beatrice A. Jack
Beatrice Virginia Allen Jack, 70, of Buckeye, died October 26, 2002, at home.
The daughter of John Alex and Icie Grace Scott Allen, she was born on April 26, 1932, at Hillsboro.
She worked in an industrial paint shop.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Marie Workman, of Tualatin, Oregon; a half-sister, Brenda Dean, of Buckeye; two half-brothers, Johnnie Allen and Walter Allen, both of Hillsboro.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dan Michael Jack.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 31, at 1 p.m. at the VanReenen Funeral Home with the Rev. Phyllis Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Kash Hollandsworth, 40, of Droop Mountain, died October 26, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
He was born on April 9, 1962, at Renick, the son of John B. Hollandsworth and Blanche Alder Lewis.
Mr. Hollandsworth was a block layer.
Survivors include two sons, Casey Noble Hollandsworth and John Jesse Hollandsworth, both of Jonesville, North Carolina; three sisters, Frankie McClucas, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Shirley McMillion, of Delaware, and Janice Ryder, of Quarryville, Pennsylvania; seven brothers, Johnny Hollandsworth, of Fairfield, Virginia, Roger Hollandsworth, of Oregon, Dickie Blake, of Frankford, Lee Lewis, of Bel Air, Maryland, Frank Lewis, of Delta, Pennsylvania, Harold Lewis, of Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania, and Larry Lewis, of New Providence, Pennsylvania; and one granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 2, at 3 p.m. at the VanReenen Funeral Home, with the Pastor Roger Alder officiating.
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Abigayle C. Fultz
Abigayle C. Fultz, 87, of Marlinton, died October 23, 2002, at Tappahannock, Virginia.
She was born at Durbin on May 16, 1915, the daughter of Terry and Alice Goodsell Cover.
Mrs. Fultz was a housewife.
Survivors include two daughters, Julia A. Henard, of Tappahannock, and Irene Crampton, of Ashburn, Virginia; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, H. Guy Fultz; a son, Johann H. Fultz; and five sisters, Jeanne Rader, Joanne Kane, Kathrine Snelson, Nellie Foppanio, and Florence Stanley.
Funeral service was held on Saturday at VanReenen Funeral with the Rev. Bryan Treadway officiating. Burial was in the Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton.
Donations to the American Cancer Society are suggested by the family.
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Robert E. Ericksen
Robert E. Ericksen, age 64, of Cass, died Tuesday, October 23, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Mr. Ericksen was born September 21, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York, and was the son of the late Harold and Helga Ericksen. He was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and resided in Levittown, Pennsylvania, for most of his life.
He was a 30 year employee of the Pennsylvania/Conrail Railroads and a United States Navy veteran.
Surviving him are his wife, Virginia Neal Ericksen, of Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania; three daughters, Cindy Ericksen, Diana Ericksen, and Christina Ericksen, all of Levittown; son, Robert L. Ericksen, of Fairless Hills; sister, Ingrid Paul, of Pompano Beach, Florida; brother, Tom Ericksen, of Philadelphia; and one grandson.
The body was cremated. A memorial service will held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.