Kenneth "Darrel" Holstein
Kenneth "Darrell" Holstein, age 64, of Hurricane, formerly of Marlinton, died January 16, 2003, in the VA Hospital in Huntington after a long illness.
He was an employee of W.W. Heating in Hurricane and had formerly owned and operated Ken's Heating in Pocahontas County.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenny Dale Holstein.
Surviving are his wife, Annette; three daughters, Jane and Linda, of Rhode Island, Robin Compton, of Marlinton; four sons, Kenney, Jeff and Steve, of Rhode Island, David Stover, of Hurricane; his mother, Clara Whiting, of Charleston; two sisters, Janet Corns and Iris Stricker; four brothers, Leslie and Doug Holstein, Roger and John Whiting; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, January 20, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, by Pastor Mike Kordusky. Burial was in Forks of Coal Memorial Park at Alum Creek.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association at 1200 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301.
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Omar Smith, age 83, of Huntersville, died Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Smith was the owner and operator of a sawmill at Huntersville. He was of the Protestant faith. In World War II, he served in the Army.
A native of Bowden, he was born March 31, 1919, the son of the late Andrew C. and Zeddie Ware Smith.
His wife, Versie Smith, preceded him in death, also a sister, Mable Smith, and a brother, Clarence Smith.
Surviving him are two sons, Edgar Smith and Gray Smith, both of Huntersville; two sisters, Gledes Arbogast, of Valley Head, and Elsie Warner, of Riverton; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Norman Lee Alderman and Paul DeRossett. Burial was in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Marion G. Simmons
Marion G. "Skeeze" Simmons, age 72, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, February 13, 2003, at the Pocahontas Center, Marlinton.
He was a truck driver and quarry operator, and was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church at Hillsboro.
He was born at Hillsboro on January 11, 1931, the son of the late George and Nellie Suttle Simmons.
In addition to his parents, a brother, Elmer Simmons, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Loretta Dulaney Simmons; three daughters, Sara Madison, of Green Bank, Nancy Lafferty, of Covington, Virginia, Diana Slater, of Hillsboro,; son, Larry Simmons, of Hillsboro; two sisters, Mary Ann Beverage, of Hillsboro, and Dora Lee Brown, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; two brothers, Calvin Simmons, of Winchester, Virginia, and William Simmons, of Hillsboro; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Hillsboro, by the Rev. Phyllis Cox. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro.
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Glenna Bliss Raimondo
Glenna Bliss Clarkson Raimondo died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in Texas, after a courageous battle against Parkinson's disease.
She was born on October 20, 1918, in Cass, to Mertie and Walter Clarkson, and was known as "Clarky." She was a descendant of Abraham Burner, one of the early settlers in northern Pocahontas County.
She attended school in Cass and Green Bank High School. She nursed in Marlinton and graduated from Greenbrier Valley Hospital School of Nursing. After becoming a Registered Nurse, she joined the United States Army during World War II and was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, where she met Richard L. Raimondo, Sr. They were married in 1947 and resided in San Antonio until 1998. Her husband has passed away since her death.
She is survived by her brother, Dr. Roy Clarkson, of Morgantown; a son, Richard, Jr.; two daughters, Pat Raimondo and Debra Burroughs; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers, Russell, Ivan, Odie, and Kyle Clarkson, and her sisters, Lola and Vallie.
A Rosary was held Friday, May 3, 2002, at The Angelus Funeral Home in San Antonio. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday, May 4, at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio, with interment following.
Donations of sympathy may be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation.
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Nolen Cassell, age 68, from Cass, died February 8, 2003.
Mr. Cassell was born at Green Bank in October, 1935.
Surviving him are four sons, David Wayne Cassell, of Cass, Nolen Clark Cassell, Jr., of Kiln, Mississippi, William Luther Cassell, of Cass, and Robert Lee Cassell, of Bay, St. Louis; two daughters, Patricia Ann Sprouse, of Kiln, Mississippi, and Diana Lynn Broussard, of Bay, St. Louis; thirteen grandchildren?six girls and seven boys.
Services were held at McClain-Hayes Funeral Home in Philadelphia, Mississippi, on February 10.
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James Lee Hiner
James Lee Hiner, age 89, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, died Monday, February 17, 2003, at Bath County Community Hospital.
Mr. Hiner was a retired farmer and a member of Mountain Grove United Methodist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a dis-abled Army Veteran of World War II.
Born at Mountain Grove on March 13, 1913, he was the son of the late Asbury Wise and Lena McCalpin Hiner.
His wife of 55 years, Opal Phebia Hiner, preceded him in death on October 16, 2000. Also preceding him in death were an infant brother, Harper Hiner, and four sisters, Edna Warwick, Florence Taylor, Ethel Gutshall, and Mary Puffenbarger Ailstock.
Surviving him are a son, Darrell Lee Hiner, of Mountain Grove; three daughters, Dreama Sue Chestnut and Diane Jane Hiner, both of Hot Springs, Virginia, and Donna Jean Wiseman, of Gap Mills; two sisters, Lena Foster Bonner and Catherine Kershner, both of Mountain Grove; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mountain Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Garland Groves, with burial in the Mountain Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Hot Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Grove First Responder, c/o Bruce Ryder, HCR 01, Warm Springs, VA 24484, or Mountain Grove Cemetery, c/o Thurmond Jenkins, HCR 01 Box 315, Warm Springs, VA 24484, or The Hot Springs Rescue Squad, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, VA 24445.