Dorothy Elizabeth Jack
Dorothy Elizabeth Jack, age 78, of Marlinton and Bluefield, died Sunday, January 26, 2003, at Pocahontas Care Center.
She was of the Methodist faith and had worked as a waitress.
The daughter of the late Al and Carrie Fridley Jack, she was born July 20, 1924, at Marlinton, one of thirteen children.
She is survived by her only son, Delmas Lee Hammons, of Charlotte, North Carolina; sisters, Mary Jane Hiner, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, and Sue Ann Stadler, of Calvin; and brothers, Gilbert Jack and Clarence Jack, both of Marlinton.
Preceding her in death were three sisters, Evelyn Dunbrack, Alice Dunbrack, and Margaret Harkrader, and five brothers, LeRoy Jack, Elmer Jack, Donald Jack, Norman Jack, and James Martin Jack.
Services will be held by the Rev. Stanley Clark at VanReenen Funeral Home Saturday, February 1, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery.
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Judith A. Dean
Judith A. Dean, age 68, of Marlinton, died Friday, January 24, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Dean was a retired Activity Director at Denmar State Hospital and was a Methodist. She belonged to the Marlinton Square Dance Club.
Born April 20. 1934, at Cass, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. Cassell and Lela June Friel Cassell.
Her husband, Bobby Lee Dean, is deceased. Also deceased are a sister, Joan Friel; three brothers, Clinton Cassell, Frank Cassell, and Claude Lee Cassell.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna L. Dean, of Marlinton; two sons, Keith E. Dean, of Alta Vista, Virginia, and Herbert L. Dean, of Marlinton; two sisters, Alice Long, of Green Bank, and Connie Wilt, of Murphy, North Carolina; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Wilfong Cemetery.
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Virginia R. Lucas
Virginia Russell Lucas, 87, of Snowshoe, died January 21, 2003, in Lexington, Kentucky.
She was born on July 10, 1915, in Elkins, the daughter of the late George Preston and Bertha Selby Russell, Sr.
Survivors include one daughter, Susan L. Miller, of Lexington; one son, Kenneth R. Lucas, of Paducah, Kentucky; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Easter Seals of Western Kentucky, 2229 Mildred Street, Paducah, KY 42001.
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Harry Jay Gordon
Harry Jay Gordon, age 91, of Circleville, died Saturday, January 25, 2003, at his home on Harry Gordon Road.
Mr. Gordon was retired from the United States Forestry Service, having served 28 1/2 years as a Wildlife Manager and Deputy Game Warden..
He was a member of the Methodist Church, and also a member of the Moose Lodge and Izaac Walton League.
Born at Circleville May 3, 1911, his parents were the late William and Mary Nelson Gordon.
His parents, a brother, Vernon Gordon, and a sister, Nellie, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Effie Bennett Gordon; four daughters, Bonnie Anderson, of Eagle Rock, Virginia, Shelby Mullenax, of Harman, Sandra Lambert, of Seneca, and Wilma Lambert, of Stuart, Virginia; three sons, Randolph Gordon, of Princeton, and Ronald Gordon and Donald Gordon, both of Green Bank; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the chapel of Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin by the Rev. Stanley Kile.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pendleton County Rescue Squads, Franklin.
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Dennis Blain Zirkle
Dennis Blain Zirkle, age 85, of Richwood, died January 21, 2003, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Beckley, after a long illness.
Mr. Zirkle was born in Alton September 7, 1917, the son of O.B. Zirkle and Elma Spencer Zirkle.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Frances (Betty) Holcomb Zirkle; his parents; and one brother, Leon.
Surviving him are a daughter, Sandra Wicker, of Delaware, Ohio; two sons, John Zirkle, of Beckley, and Dan Zirkle, of Athens; a brother, O.B. Zirkle, Jr., of Buckhannon; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In World War II, Zirkle served with the 2nd Ranger Battalion in the European Theatre. He and his battalion helped to spearhead the landing at Normandy Invasion on D-Day. The 2nd Rangers were charged with scaling the cliffs of Pointe-du hoc and neutralizing gun emplacements high over the beaches of Normandy. Of the original 500 members of the 2nd Rangers deployed to Europe, 13 members completed duty at war's end.
Following the war he returned home to be employed in the coal mines of Clay County. In 1953 he entered the logging industry in Pocahontas County as an independent contractor for Mower Lumber company, working in the logging industry until his retirement in 1983.
A graveside service was conducted at the Heavener Cemetery in Buckhannon on January 24 at 1 p.m. by V.F.W. Post #3663, American Legion Post 7.
Memorial donations may be made to the proposed WWII Memorial to be constructed in Washington, D.C. Send to: National World War II Memorial, 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 501, Arlington, Virginia 22201.
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Ethel Rader Murphy Waugh
Ethel Rader Murphy Waugh, age 91, of Craigsville, died Sunday, January 26, 2003, at her home.
She was a member of the Saint John's Catholic Church at Summersville.
Born April 25, 1911, at Gauley Mills, Webster County, she was a daughter of the late Clay and Adah Lamb Rader.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Rex Rader, Max Rader, and Paul Rader; her first husband, Carl Murphy; and a daughter, Sharon Murphy.
Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Waugh, Pocahontas Center, Marlinton; daughter, Shelba Murphy; two stepsons, Eldridge Waugh and Lewis Waugh; two granddaughters, two step-granddaughters, two step-grandsons, four great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday morning, January 29, in the Saint John's Catholic Church at Summersville with Father Xavier Cooney and Father Jerome Rawa officiating. Burial followed in the West Virginia Memorial Gardens at Calvin.