Ed Bilyard, of Durbin, died Tuesday, February 25, at his home.
No arrangements have been made at press time. Wallace and Wallace have the body.
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Deanna Ruth Richardson
Deanna Ruth Richardson, age 47, of Columbus, Ohio, died on Sunday, January 12, 2003, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital.
She was the granddaughter of the late Origen and Eula Underwood, of Huntersville.
Miss Richardson was a member of the East Columbus Christian Church.
A graduate of the Ohio State University, Deanna was a Microbiologist for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Animal Industry Division, with 24 years service, and a former member of numerous clubs and organizations, including the Columbus Zoo.
Preceding her in death were her father, Raymond Richardson. Surviving are her mother, Mary Underwood Richardson, and aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning, January 16, at Schoedinger East Chapel in Columbus, with burial at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, with Dr. Greg Widner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Columbus Christian Church.
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Edith Newman Harper
Edith Newman Harper, age 93, of Knapps Creek, Rt. 2, Marlinton, died Monday, February 24, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Harper had her teaching certificate and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Minnehaha Springs United Methodist Church and a member of the Women of that Church.
A native of Bluegrass, Virginia, she was born July 30, 1909, the daughter of the late Claude Davis Newman and Mertie Waybright Newman.
She was the widow of the late Ward Elton Harper. Also preceding her in death were two sons, Samuel Elton Harper and Vincent Bryson Harper; four sisters, Annie Newman, Hazel Newman, Thelma Hannah, and Dorothy Young; and four brothers, Emerson Newman, Clarence Newman, Donald Newman, and Joe Newman.
Surviving her are a daughter, Marilyn Harper Riggs, of Greenville, South Carolina; a step-daughter, Connie Jarman, of Crozet, Virginia; three sisters, Sallie Baer, of Grant County, Virginia Brandt, of Fort Mills, South Carolina, and Alda Diament, of Bridgeton, New Jersey; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy White, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
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Darla Jean Croston
Darla Jean Croston, age 71, of Frost, died Friday, February 21, 2003, at her home.
She was born July 10, 1931, in Suncrest, a daughter of the late Hoy and Evelyn Crawford Burnside.
On January 21, 1950, she was married to Victor Burt Croston, who preceded her in death on October 9, 1995. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Louise Cogar and Catherine Lucille Martin, and one brother, Norman Burnside.
Mrs. Croston was a graduate of Licensed Practical Nursing School and was employed during training at Memorial General Hospital, Elkins, as a licensed practical nurse. She last worked at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, prior to becoming disabled.
She was a Methodist by faith and was a member of AARP.
Surviving her are a son, James Lee Croston, of Mill Creek; two daughters, Vickie Lane Croston and Judith Ann Baldwin, both of Frost; three brothers, Arthur Burnside of East Dailey, Paul Burnside, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and William Burnside, of Elkins; a sister, Pauline Barbara Tenney, of Cowen; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Service was held Monday afternoon at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins by the Rev. Verl Simmons. Burial was in the Brick Church Cemetery, near Huttonsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Avenue, Belington, WV 26250, in memory of Mrs. Croston.