Helen E. Hefner
Helen E. Hefner, age 55, of Marlinton (Elk Mountain), died Saturday, December 7, 2002, at Charlottesville, Virginia. She had been ill the past eight months.
Miss Hefner was born May 30, 1947, at Marlinton, the daughter of the late Henry and Glenna McLaughlin Hefner.
She had been Assistant Manager of Family Dollar Store at Marlinton. She was a member of the Edray United Methodist Church.
There is no immediate family surviving but she leaves a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home Friday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Robert Mann. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday night from 6 to 9.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Methodist Church at Edray.
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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.
Born on January 4, 1910, in Eddyville, Kentucky, he was the son of Eddie and Ada Elizabeth Trimm Holland. He was the last surviving member of his family.
Mr. Holland was a retired depot agent and telegraph operator for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. He first started with the Illinois Central Railroad in Eddyville. In 1939 he went to work for the C&O and was assigned to the depot in Covington, Virginia. During his career Mr. Holland served at many other depots on the C&O, including Marlinton, Cass, and Durbin. When he retired in 1975 after 36 years of service, he was back at the Covington depot.
Survivors included his wife of 64 years, Dora; two sons, Donald F. Holland, of Bartow, and Fredrick G. Holland, of Ronceverte; one daughter, Brenda G. Gordon, of Danville, Kentucky; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on December 5 in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens at Lewisburg with the Rev. Julian B. Grubb officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to your favorite charity.
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Bob M. Coley
Bob M. Coley passed away December 5, 2002, at his home in Hillsboro, at the age of 63.
He is survived by one brother, Joseph Coley; two sisters, Bess and Tess Coley; two sons, Robert and Matt Coley; one daughter, Hope Coley Pattison; five grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held in the spring at the High Rock.
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Virginia M. Snyder
Virginia M. Snyder, age 87, of Cowen, died Friday, December 6, 2002, in Webster Continuous Care, Cowen, after an extended illness.
Born March 29, 1915, in Boggs, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Stella Sanson Cobb.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Van B. Snyder; brothers, Arnold, Bill, Carl, Elbon, Harold, Junior, Kellas and Roy Gale Cobb; and a sister, Juanita Plymale.
Mrs. Snyder was a teacher's aide and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Cowen. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Cowen Rebekah Lodge, and Glade Homemakers, and a 49-year member of the Cowen Garden Club.
Survivors include her sons, Bob Snyder, of Hillsboro, Lowell Snyder, of Cowen, Steve Snyder, of Staunton, Virginia; daughters, Sally Reeder, of Cowen, Carol Riling, of South Charleston, Judy Wood, of Princeton; a sister, Audree Perrine, of Cowen; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin, by the Rev. Ron George and the Rev. James Gray.
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Luster McCutcheon, III
Luster Clark McCutcheon, III, age 59, of Solomon's Island, Maryland, and formerly of Gaithersburg, Maryland, died Tuesday, November 26, 2002.
Born in Marlinton, he was the son of Elizabeth Oliver McCutcheon and the late Luster Clark McCutcheon, Jr.
He moved to Gaithersburg in 1951. He graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1961 and attended West Virginia University.
After serving active duty for the U.S. Army, he worked briefly for the U.S. Post Office before beginning an active career with Gaithersburg Washington Grove Fire Department. He ended his 17-year career as chief administrative officer in 1982. While working for the fire department he was an Erie Insurance Agent, owning and operating the McCutcheon Insurance Company until his death.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Carol McCutcheon; two children, Darrin McCutcheon and Laurie Mudd; two stepchildren, Laura Best and J.D. Edwards; a brother, James McCutcheon,; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held December 6 at Epworth United Methodist Church, Gaithersburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middleham and St. Peter's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 277, Lusby, Maryland 20657.