Frank G. Holland
Frank Giles Holland, 92, of White Sulphur Springs, died December 3, 2002, at the White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center after an extended illness.
He was a retired C&O depot agent, working at many locations including, Marlinton, Cass, and Durbin.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens at Lewisburg.
Full obituary next week.
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John David Baldwin
John David Baldwin, 19, of Hamlin, died December 1, 2002, following an automobile accident due to bad roads at Palermo.
John David was born May 7, 1983 at Wooster, Ohio, to Ralph and Linda C. Hanna Baldwin.
Mr. Baldwin was an employee of C&O Motors at St. Albans. He was of the Baptist Faith and was preceded in death by grandparents John and Irene Hanna and Arland and Gladys Baldwin.
Additional survivors include four sisters, Pamela Call, of Hurricane, Teresa Morrison and Samantha Teter, both of Marlinton, and Melissa Baldwin, of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother Jeffrey Teter, of Hamlin; grandfather Warren C. Teter Sr., of Marlinton.
Services were held at Evans Funeral Home at Chapmanville Wednesday.
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Mary Lucille Dilley, age 91, of Buckeye, died Saturday, November 30, 2002, at Alleghany Regional Hospital. She was a resident of Pocahontas Center.
Mrs. Dilley was a homemaker and a member of the Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church.
Born February 9, 1911, at Mill Point, she was the daughter of the late Henry Franklin and Josephine Tallman Arbogast.
She was married to Boyd Uldrick Dilley, who is deceased. Also preceding her in death were a sister, Madge Arbogast, and three brothers, Quade Arbogast, Neil Arbogast, and Burrell Arbogast.
Surviving her are four sons, Lee Clayton Dilley, of Mill Creek, Robert Boyd Dilley, of Dunmore, John Franklin Dilley, of Marlinton, and David Kenneth Dilley, of Durbin; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning by the Rev, Phyllis Cox. Burial was in the Ruckman Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Marvin Chapel or Ruckman Cemetery.
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Maggie Virginia Tyson
Maggie Virginia Tyson, age 84, of Slaty Fork, died at home Thursday, November 28, 2002, following a chronic illness.
She was born December 12, 1917, at Spruce, the daughter of the late Henry and Eliza Hooker Myers.
She was one of six children in that family and was a long-time resident of Cass, where she was a member of the former First Baptist Church of Cass.
Her husband, Ether J. Tyson, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are eight children, Samuel L. Tyson, of Charlotte, North Carolina, David L. Tyson, of Fort Washington, Maryland, Sarah K. Williams, of Brooklyn, New York, Daniel J. Tyson and Cleveland E. Tyson, both of Covington, Virginia, Harold L. Tyson, of Slaty Fork, and Alice E. Byrd and Ruth E. Melendez, both of Roanoke, Virginia; a brother, Boyd Myers, of Alderson; twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at noon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Lucy Hughes. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Willliam (Mark) Rogers
William (Mark) Rogers, age 40, of Rt. 2, Buckeye, died Wednesday, November 27, 2002, when his hunting camp on Spruce Flats burned.
He was a maintenance technician with Burns Motor Freight, Inc., in Marlinton.
The son of William Donald Rogers, of Marlinton, and the late Wynona Lee Sparks Rogers, he was born at Marlinton July 11, 1962.
He is survived by his father; his wife, Tammy Dawn Maddy Rogers; a daughter, Jessica Dawn Rogers, and a son, William Mathew Rogers, both at home; and a brother, Michael David Rogers, of Buckeye.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Buddy Crockett and Sam Felton. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Marlinton Fire Department.
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Lillian "Boo" McMillion, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Marlinton, died November 23, 2002.
She was the daughter of the late Walter and Ollie McMillion, and was born June 18, 1924, in Marlinton.
Surviving her are five sisters: Lola Pasquale, of Monongah, Edith Martin, of Baltimore, Maryland, with whom she made her home for the past 25 years, Grace Long, of Hot Springs, Virginia, Jean McKenney and Jewell McMillion, both of Marlinton; and a brother, Walter "Bud" McMillion, also of Marlinton.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were two sisters, Bessie Lambert and Betty Jo Bryant, and a brother, Orval McMillion.
Funeral service was held November 25 at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Martin, her nephew.
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Lelia V. McCombs
Leila V. McCombs, age 82, a resident of the Coshocton Health & Rehab Center, formerly of Warsaw and Coshocton, Ohio, died November 26, 2002, at the Center.
She was born August 22, 1920, at Woodbine, to the late Henry Bert and Susan Cogar McCombs.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Coshocton Church of God.
Her only survivors are several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were three sisters, Delores, Leola, and Sarah, and six brothers, Clyde, Carl, James, Earl, Lawrence, and Jesse.
Funeral services were held on November 29 at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Bill Dunfee officiating. Burial was in the Darling Run Cemetery at Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Coshocton Church of God, 703 S 2nd Street, Coshocton, OH 43812.
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James "Jimmy" Ruckman
James "Jimmy" Ruckman, age 49, of Barboursville, died Monday, December 2, 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.
He was born August 25, 1953, in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of Jane Moore Ruckman, of Barboursville, and the late Earl B. Ruckman,
He was a graduate of Barboursville High School, attended Marshall University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and was a member of the Barboursville First United Methodist Church. He was a retired employee of CSX Transportation with twenty-five years service.
Surviving him are his mother; sons, Joshua Ruckman, of Barboursville, and Aaron and Andrew Ruckman, of Venetia, Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Monty Brown.
Additional funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton by the Rev. Monty Brown. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton.
Visitation in Marlinton will be Thursday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home.
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Debra Lea Pyles
Debra Lea Pyles, age 45, of HC 82, Marlinton, died Monday, December 2, 2002, in a one-car accident on Beaver Creek.
She was born in Elkins May 23, 1957, the daughter of Lois Cooper Davis, of Marlinton, and the late John Davis.
Mrs. Pyles was a member of Cummins Creek Victory Chapel and the Cummins Creek Victory Chapel Ladies Circle.
Surviving her are her husband, Lonnie Wayne Pyles; two daughters, Tina K. Pyles, of Covington, Virginia, and Natasha Katie Marie Pyles, at home; a son, Joseph Wayne Pyles, at home; four sisters, Carol Simmons, of Elkins, Patty Cooper, of Morgantown, Helen, of Missouri, and Peggy Underwood, of Manassas, Virginia; and a brother, Richard Davis, of Baltimore, Maryland.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Norman Alderman. Burial will be in Pyles PromiseLand Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Cummins Creek Victory Chapel Ladies Circle.
Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 9 at VanReenen Funeral Home.
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Pearl Rimel Ray
Pearl Rimel Ray died Thursday, November 28, 2002, in Florida.
She will be buried at 11 a.m. Friday, December 6, in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Preceding her in death were four brothers, two sisters, and her husband, Clyde Ray, formerly of the Dunmore area.
She was born in 1922 in Rimel.
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Thurmalee Olive (Cassell) LaMarca
Thurmalee Olive Cassell LaMarca, age 78, of Ridgeley, died Monday, December 2, 2002, at her residence.
Born April 8, 1924, in Cass, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Hunter Cassell and Lee Ora Hendrick Cassell.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, William P. LaMarca, and her brother, Thurmond Cassell.
Mrs. LaMarca was a graduate of Ridgeley High School and the Cage Beauty School. She was the owner and operator of Lee's Beauty Salon in Cumberland.
She was a member of Centre Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her three sisters, Thurlene and Tressie Cassell, with whom she resided, and Thelda Kinsman, of Short Gap.
The funeral service will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Lloyd McCanna in the Upchurch Funeral Home in Cumberland, Maryland. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Street United Methodist Church, 217 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD 21502.
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Robert Hulcher Duncan
Robert "Bob" Hulcher Duncan, age 68, of the Back Creek Community of Highland County, Virginia, died Monday, December 2, 2002.
He was born August 14, 1934, at Richmond, Virginia, a son of the late James Alexander and Lorene Gladys McClung Duncan.
On August 27, 1960, he married Nancy Louise Howdyshell.
Mr. Duncan was a logger and an avid hunter. He attended Green Hill United Methodist Church. During the Korean Conflict he served in the U.S. Army and was a POW.
Preceding him in death were a son, Donald Wayne Duncan, and three brothers, Wallace, Jimmy and Patrick Duncan.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Nancy Duncan, of Monterey, Virginia; three sons, Robert Dennis Duncan, of Blue Grass, Virginia, James Scott Duncan, of Burnsville, Virginia, and Michael Todd Duncan, of McDowell, Virginia; two grandsons; and a sister, Patricia JoAnn Duncan, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Obaugh Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Sullivan and the Rev. James W. "Bill" Moore. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Highland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey, Virginia 24465, or Hospice of the Highlands, P.O. Drawer Z, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.