Helen Bird Wilfong
Helen Bird Wilfong, age 100, of Bartow, died Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at Nella's Nursing Home in Elkins.
The daughter of the late Edward and Lola Brown Rexrode Stewart, she was born February 26, 1902, at Dunmore.
She was a member of the Frank Nazarene Church.
Mrs. Wilfong was preceded in death by her husband, Brady Henry Wilfong, four brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Edna Collins, of Garrettsville, Ohio; a brother, Allen Stewart, of Bartow; a sister, Lena M. Spurlock, of Wayne; two granddaughters, a great-granddaughter, a great-grandson, and a great-great-granddaughter.
Graveside services will be held Sunday, November 17, at 2 p. m. at the Arbovale Cemetery by the Rev. David Rittenhouse.
Donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice Care Corporation, 629 North Avenue, Elkins, WV 29241.
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Stella G. Pyles
Stella G. Pyles, age 96, of Seebert, died at home on Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
Mrs. Pyles was a member of the Eastern Star and of the Seebert United Methodist Church.
The daughter of Anderson and Etta Shinaberry Grimes, she was born at Frost October 10, 1906.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Henry Cain and Ernest Pyles; also by two daughters, Wanda Wilfong and Genevia Pyles; four sons, James Pyles, Richard Pyles, Basil Pyles, and Henry Hunter Pyles; five sisters, Della Shrader, Leva Cain, Zula Young, Veva Ware, and Thelma Kennedy; and two brothers, Raymond Grimes and Forrest Grimes.
Surviving her are two daughters, Dolly Cook, of Ansted, and Virginia Stull, of Fremont, California; three sons, Roy Pyles, of Seebert, Charles Pyles, of East Lake, Ohio, and Curtis Pyles, of Seebert; one sister, Auta Sue Hefner, of Marlinton; nineteen grandchildren, forty-three great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Phyllis Cox. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Mary Olive Grace Cook
Mary Olive Grace Cook, age 89, of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Cass, died Friday, November 8, 2002, at Gateway Nursing Home in Cleveland, Georgia.
Mrs. Cook was born March 20, 1913, at Cass, the daughter of the late Strickler and Bessie Ann Cassell McLaughlin.
She was a resident of Gateway Nursing Home in Cleveland. She was a member of Green Bank Church of God.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Luke Cecil Cook, on May 5, 1962; a son, Harry Leonard McLaughlin; a sister, Annie Varner; and two brothers, Ira and Harmon McLaughlin.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ellen Prater, of Clermont, Georgia, and Estelle McLaughlin, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; three sons, Larry Cook, of Clermont, Georgia, Monroe Cook and Roger Cook, both of Fredericksburg, Virginia; a brother, Norman McLaughlin, of Pinehurst, North Carolina; sixteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. November 14, at Green Bank Church of God by the Rev. Toney Samons. Burial will be in the Wanless Cemetery at Cass.
Visitation Wednesday from 6 to 8 at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.
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Huffman W. Summerfield
Huffman W. Summerfield, age 83, of Baltimore, Maryland, form-erly of Cass, died October 22, 2002, in Stella Maris Hospice, after a long illness.
He was the son of the late Carl and Floda Summerfield.
He grew up in Cass, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was a POW for a long period of time. After returning home he married Madeline Cassell, also formerly of Cass. He worked as a woodsman for Mower Lumber Company, of Cass, and Cherry River Boom and Lumber Company, of Richwood, before moving to Baltimore in 1957, where he worked for Bethlehem Steel until his retirement.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
Surviving him, in addition to Madeline, his wife of 56 years, are six children: Delores Richards, of Great Cacapon, Robert Summerfield, of Baltimore, Karen Navarro, and Debra Stewart, both of Bel Air, Maryland, Shelby Hannigan and Kim Lawson, both of Baltimore; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren; one sister, Rhoda Barb, of Marlinton; and one brother, William Summerfield, of Canton, Ohio.
Besides his parents, those preceding him in death were one sister, Maxine, and two brothers, Virgil and Neven Summerfield.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Mike Hall at Connelly Funeral Home, Dundalk, Maryland. Entombment was at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens, Middle River, Maryland, where Military Services were conducted.
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Gwyn M. Bennett
Gwyn M. Bennett, age 72, of Hillsboro, died Monday, November 11, 2002, at Pocahontas Center.
She was a native of Memphis, Tennessee, born October 9, 1930, the daughter of Paul and Marie Whittenton Hallas.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband, A. J. Bennett; daughter, Claudia Minion, of Hillsboro; son, Doyle J. Bennett, of California; sister, Paula Kirchubel, of California; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was a member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.
Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.