Kyle C. Friel
Kyle C. Friel, 63, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Friel was the son of the late Eldon and Virginia Reed Friel. He was a graduate of Marlinton High School and a carpenter by trade.
He was a member of Central Union United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James.
Mr. Friel is survived by his sons, Greg, of Washington, D. C., Mike, of Charleston, and Rob, of Hillsboro; sisters, Judy Willis and Yvonne Borg, both of Camdenton, Missouri; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, February 7, at 1 p.m. in the VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Robert Mann. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Wilfong Cemetery.
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Mary Elizabeth Perry
Mary Elizabeth Perry, age 73, formerly of Dunmore, who lived at Sheltering Arms, Fayetteville, died Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley.
Born at Duinmore, she was the daughter of the late Albert F. and Maggie McCutcheon Perry.
She was a member of Baxter Presbyterian Church and of Pocahontas Senior Citizens.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Lena and an infant; and four brothers, Lake, Norval, Orie, and William Perry.
Survivors include three sisters, Nellie Wyatt, of Hampton, Virginia, Pearl Starcher, of Oak Hill, and Edna Tredway, of Kincaid.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Baxter Presbyterian Church, Dunmore, by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the McCutcheon Cemetery.
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Mary Cathryn Salisbury
Mary Cathryn Kelley Salisbury, age 71, of Monterville, died Thursday, January 30, 2003, at the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past few years.
Born Sunday, June 21, 1931, at Seebert, she was a daughter of the late Howard T. and Sarah Jane Byrd Kelley.
She attended schools of Pocahontas County and was a Methodist by faith.
On May 27, 1949, at Marlinton, she was married to Frank W. Salisbury, Sr., who survives at Monterville. Also surviving are two sons, Frank W. Salisbury, Jr., and Claybron J. Salisbury, both of Monterville; two daughters, Thelma Jane Carpenter and Cathryn Louise Carpenter, both of Marlinton; three brothers, Albert Kelley and Robert Kelley, both of Marlinton, and Charles Kelley, of Lancaster, Ohio, and one half-brother, George Lee Kelley, of Knoxville, Tennessee; one sister, Helen Snyder, of Fairmont; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Whitney Salisbury; one grandson, Tommy James Carpenter; four brothers, Junior Paugh Kelley, Claybron Kelley, Howard James Kelley, and Richard Lawrence Kelley; and three sisters, Dorothy Loudermilk, Amma Jane Hodges, and Shirley Jones.
Services were held Monday at Brady Gate Church by the Rev. Robert Baer. Interment followed at the Swecker Cemetery at Brady Gate.
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Marguerite Kisner Widney
Marguerite Kisner "Peg" Widney, age 86, of Elkins, died January 31, 2003, at Elkins Regional Convalescent Center. She had been in declining health and her death was attributed to Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born Monday, March 6, 1916, at Durbin, a daughter of the late Lloyd E. Kisner, Sr., and Edna Graham Kisner.
On December 27, 1941, at Durbin, she was married to Dr. Franklin Jay Widney, who preceded her in death on July 6, 1995. She was also preceded in death by one infant granddaughter, Michele Lane Widney.
Surviving are two sons, Franklin Jay Widney, II, of Beverly, and R. Kevin Widney, of Elkins; one daughter, Marsha Wehr, of Beverly; two brothers, L.E. "Dabney" Kisner, Jr., of Durbin, and William E. Kisner, of Bartow; two sisters, Geraldine Lawton, of LaPlatta, Maryland, and Pauline K. Mams, of Elkins; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She attended school in Durbin and was a graduate of Green Bank High School with the Class of 1934, and graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with the Class of 1936. She taught at the one-room schools of Pocahontas County for seven years and at Durbin Grade School, where she also served as Principal.
She was a 4-H leader for 54 years and was leader of the Hi-Fi 4-H Club for many years. She was past president of the 4-H Leaders and a 4-H All-Star, and was one of the original founders of the 4-H Dog Obedience School. She was a past member of the Elkins Women's Club, a former Gray Lady of the Davis Memorial Hospital, former member of the Davis Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, former member of the Davis and Elkins College Aid, and had worked with the Meals on Wheels Program. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elkins, where she was a past president of the United Methodist Women, had served on the Board of Trustees, and was a member of Circle #6 of the Church.
Funeral was held at First United Methodist Church in Elkins on Tuesday by the Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley. A graveside service and burial were held at the Arbovale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Widney Family County 4-H Camp Scholarship Fund, in care of the WV Extension Office, 201 Henry Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241, or to the First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Avenue, Elkins, or the 4-H.
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Gerry Allen Briggs
Gerry Allen Briggs, age 70, died Thursday, January 30, 2003, at Hospice Care Center, Port Richey, Florida, from complications of Alzheimers Disease.
He was Director of Biomedical Communications at West Virginia School of Osteopathy Medicine at Lewisburg from 1973 until his retirement in 1996.
He was the son of Gerry and Lena Jordan Briggs (daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. G. M. Jordan, of Frost), of Russell, Pennsylvania. After high school in Russell he joined the Navy, serving three years, then attended Eastern Kodak College in Rochester, New York, graduating with their first class in Medical Photography. He worked in the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., for five years, then transferred to Howard University School of Medicine and Dentistry, also in Washington, for seven years, until coming to Lewisburg in 1973 when WVSOM was organized. Here he was credited with developing the best medical communication system in the state.
After retiring in 1996 he moved to Florida.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother, Royall, and sister, Mary Frances Engle, and son, Joseph.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, two daughters. and two grandchildren. His first cousins are Dr. Roland Sharp, of Frost, and Gweneviere Jordan Clingman, of Lewisburg.
Allen was an active member of the Baptist Church.
His body was cremated. Memorial services will be conducted at his church in Port Richey.
Memorial gifts may be made to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Foundation, Lewisburg.
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Verlin "Tom" Kelley
Verlin "Tom" L. Kelley, age 81, of Dunmore, died Monday, February 3, 2003, at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Virginia.
Mr. Kelley was born March 3, 1921, at Dunmore, the son of the late John E. and Ina Moore Kelley.
He lived near Dunmore most of his life and attended New Hope Church of the Brethren. He was a heavy equipment operator, retired from Mower Lumber Company, and was a World War II Army Veteran.
His sister, Trudy Kowalchuk, and brother, Kermit Kelley, preceded him in death.
Mr. Kelley is survived by his wife, Shirley Harvey Kelley; two daughters, Marilyn Kelley and SueAnn Corbett, both of Dunmore; two sons, Scott Kelley and Tommy Kelley, both of Dunmore; a brother, Paul Kelley, of Warner Robins, Georgia; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial will be in the Moore Cemetery at Dunmore.
Visitation Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Funeral Home in Arbovale.