Alice Sharp Conrad
Alice Blanch Sharp Conrad, age 71, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon. She was a resident of Holbook Nursing Home.
Born at Spruce June 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Dexter C. and Rosa E. Beverage Sharp.
She was the widow of Henry Everett Conrad. Others preceding her in death were a son, James Conrad; an infant sister; and five brothers, Johnnie Sharp, Sterl Sharp, Lee Sharp, and two infant brothers.
Surviving her are five daughters, Gatha Wilson, of Troy, Rosalee Snead, of Charleston, Susie Davis, of Harman, Elsie Close and Mamie Sue Brown; three sons, Henry Conrad, Jr., of Elkins, Everett Conrad, of Mill Creek, and Russell Conrad, of Rainelle; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kent Price, with burial in the Sharp Cemetery.
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Pat Dinsmore, M.D.
Harold Pattey "Pat" Dinsmore, M.D., died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at his home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
He was born April 27, 1932, in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of the late Hilda Heath Dinsmore Grotz and Harold P. Dinsmore, Sr.
He moved to Hilton Head Island with Karen, his wife of twenty years, in 1993.
Dinsmore graduated from West Virginia University in 1954 and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1958. He performed his residency in Charleston from 1959 to 1963 and continued to private practice and surgery from 1963 through 1970. His profession then honored him by electing him President of Greenbrier Physicians in Lewisburg, where he served 18 years from 1971 until 1990. He was a member of the American College of Angiology and E.R. Physicians as well as the Southeastern Surgical Congress and the American Medical Association. He retired from surgery in 1990, but continued his career in medicine as an emergency room physician for Coastal Emergency Services in West Virginia and Georgia until 1999 at which time he retired from his medical profession.
Pat was the Health Director and executive board member of the Buckskin Council - Boy Scouts of America. While active in the Scouts, he and long-time friend Dewey Sharp were instrumental in blazing the Kron Miller Trail on Thorny Creek Mountain in Pocahontas County. This trail will be Pat's final resting place.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Charlton Dinsmore; son, David Dinsmore, of Dallas, Texas; stepson, Todd Grubb, of Clearwater, Florida; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service was held in Hilton Head Plantation Saturday, March 8.
Memorial contributions may be made to the YANA Club, P.O. Box 7691, Hilton Head Island, SC 22938.
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Levi J. Seabolt
Levi J. "Johnson" Seabolt, age 71, of Durbin, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was a lifetime resident of Pocahontas County. He had been employed at Howes Leather Company for 23 years until its closure.
Born September 8, 1931, he was the son of the late Alva and Mable Hinkle Seabolt.
Mr. Seabolt is survived by his wife, Lena Mae Currence Seabolt, of Durbin; two sons, John A. Seabolt, of Franklin, and Donald R. Seabolt, of Durbin; three daughters, Michelle L. Lipscomb, of Durbin; Karen Rucker, of Tucson, Arizona, and Christine Driver, of Morgantown; brother, Robert "Abe" Seabolt, of Back Mountain Road; two sisters, Mary Cassell, of Back Mountain Road, and Madge Brock, of Hillsboro.; a granddaughter and two step-grandchildren.
His parents, a brother, Roy Seabolt, and a grandson preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Donnie Curry. Burial will be in the Gum Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday from 6 to 9 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.
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Edith Beverage Welch
Georgia Edith Beverage Welch, of Marlinton, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
She was a housekeeper and a member of Mt. Kinnison Church of God.
She was born Ocober 13, 1915, the daughter of the late Adam and Mary Woods Beverage.
A brother, Forest Jake Beverage, and a sister, Maddie Beverage Hale, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Welch is survived by a son, Norval Beverage, of Marlinton; one granddaughter, a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Jack Burks, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home.
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Jewell H. Simmons
Jewell Hannah Simmons, of Clayton, North Carolina, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, following a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at press time.