Jewell Lee Hannah Simmons
Jewell Lee Hannah Simmons, of Clayton, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at her home.
Born at Bucks Run Mountain in Pocahontas County on April 21, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Ira T. Hannah and Hazel Weatherholt Powell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Clenston Hannah and Ira Hannah, Jr., and two sisters, Ethel Henchey and Lucille Dulaney.
She attended both grade school and high school in Marlinton.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She and her husband, Letcher O. Simmons, Jr., who survives her, were married in the Latter-Day Saints Temple in Washington, D.C.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Eddie Hunter Simmons, of Raleigh, North Carolina; four daughters, Krystal Vomocil, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Cynthia "Cindy" Woodward, of Port Jefferson, New York, Carissa Kiely, of Clayton, North Carolina, Cordelia Simmons, of Litchfield, Connecticut; 11 grandchildren; brothers, James Kirk Hannah, of Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, Ralph Mason Hannah, of Matheny, Harold "Sabin" Hannah, of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Charles "Statt" Hannah, of Oceana: sisters, Edith Hannah, of Buckeye, Millicent Brandstetter, of Garden Grove, California, R. Sue Hollandsworth, of Slaty Fork; aunt, Mary Moore, of Edray.
Graveside services were held Saturday, March 15, at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton with Earl D. "Butch" Michael officiating.
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William E. Taylor
William E. "Bill" Taylor, age 79, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Sharon Regional Health Center in Sharon, Pennsylvania, following an extended illness.
Mr. Taylor was born July 26, 1923, in Pennsylvania, and was married to Violet Mae Taylor, who preceded him in death. He was of the Methodist faith and worked with the Department of Highways.
Surviving him are three daughters, Nancy Taylor, of Dunmore, Brenda Taylor, of Slaty Fork, and Joann Williams, of Slatyfork; a son, John Taylor, of Harman; a sister and two brothers; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Maurice A. Cubbage
Maurice A. Cubbage, age 72, of Shenandoah, Virginia, died March 9, 2003, at Page Memorial Hospital in Luray, Virginia. He had been in failing health for 11 years.
Born May 9, 1930, in Stanley, Virginia, he was a son of the late Leo Rena and Eva Mae Breeden Cubbage.
He was a retired lifetime farmer and worked for the Norfolk and Western Railroad for 22 years, retiring as an engineer in December 1979. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the Mount Lebanon Congregational Christian Church in Comertown.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred Nelson Cubbage, whom he married on December 30, 1960; three sons, Maurice Allen Cubbage, Jr., of Oologah, Oklahoma, Dennis Allen Cubbage and Jeffrey Lynn Cubbage, both of Elkton, Virginia; two daughters, Barbara Cubbage Roberts and Sharon Cubbage Sims, both of Elkton; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Rufus Aldine Cubbage, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kenneth Leo Cubbage, of Milford, Ohio, and Gerald Marshall Cubbage, of Luray; five sisters, Nellie Mae Estep, Virginia Maxine Offenbacker, and Joyce Ann Lang, all of Luray, Judy Kaye Carroll, of Centerville, Ohio, and Katie Marlene Cubbage, of Stanley.
The Rev. Jim Martin and Rev. Ralph Green conducted his funeral on Wednesday afternoon at Mount Lebanon Congregational Christian Church in Comertown. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charcot Marie Tooth Association, 2700 Chestnut Street, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013-4867.
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Boyd Myers, age 93, of Alderson, formerly of Cass, died March 5, 2003, at White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center, White Sulphur Springs, following a short illness.
Born March 7, 1909, at Covington, Virginia, he was the son of the late Henry and Eliza Hooker Myers.
He was Baptist by faith and had been a member of The Grace Bible Church of Asbury and a member of the First Baptist Church in Cass.
Mr. Myers was a retired Lumber Grader from the Coastal Lumber Company at Gassaway and he also worked at Mower Lumber Company at Cass.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beauty Myers, and second wife, Mary Myers; one daughter, Patsy Myers, and two step-sons, George Stewart and Paul Stewart.
Survivors include two sons, Boyd William Myers, of Dale City, Virginia, and Isaac Myers, of Seat Pleasant, Maryland; one daughter, Madeline Bolden, of Cass, and one step-daughter, Clara Weddle, of Seat Pleasant; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8, at the Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson.
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Betty Ruth Eades
Betty Ruth Eades, age 87, died March 2, 2003, at The Brier Nursing Home in Ronceverte.
She was born in Connersville, Indiana, June 28, 1915, the daughter of Leonard and Virginia Bare Taylor. She was the last member of her family, being predeceased by her parents, four brothers, her husband, John G. Eades, and a granddaughter, Shannon Denise Hall.
Survivors are two daughters, Addie Belle Hall, of Richmond, Virginia, and Betty Rose, of Ronceverte; one son, John Carl Eades, of Richmond, Virginia; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside rites were held at Westhampton Memorial Park in Richmond, Virginia, on March 7, where she was buried beside her granddaughter, Shannon.
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Helen Spitzer Simpson
Helen Spitzer Simpson, of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, a resident of Sonshine Village in Rock Hill, South Carolina, passed away March 3, 2003.
She was born April 30, 1918, in Marlinton to the late Gertrude Johnson and Harry P. Spitzer.
While living in Newport News, Virginia, she met her future husband, John (Jack) R. Simpson, and they were married on January 1, 1944. They made their home in Anderson, South Carolina, until August 1955, when they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. They were charter members of Wedgewood Baptist Church in Charlotte.
Helen enjoyed gardening and received many ribbons for her flower arranging. They built a summer home on Lake Wylie in 1970.
Besides her husband she was also pre-deceased by her brothers, LeRoy Spitzer, Harry Lee Spitzer, David Spitzer, and a grandson, William Blake Shaw.
Helen is survived by her daughters, Susan S. Shaw, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cynthia S. Hattersley, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; three grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; sisters, Madeline Cleghon, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Margaret Hoover, of Hayes, Virginia, and Dotty Hiner, of Marlinton.
Funeral service was held at McEwen Funeral Home in Pineville, North Carolina, on March 5.
Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Association.
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Kenney Warren Lee
Kenney Warren Lee, age 44, of French Creek, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania.
He was employed as an independent freight hauler.
Born May 14, 1958, in Buckhannon, he was a son of Keith and Zita Zickefoose Lee, of Buckhannon.
In addition to his parents, Kenney is survived by his companion, Lois Alderman, of French Creek; daughter, Rhonda Ober, of Marlinton; brothers, James L. Lee, John H. Lee, and Max R. Lee, all of Buckhannon, Robert K. Lee, of Hariam, Georgia, and Thomas W. Lee, of Kingsport, Tennessee; and one grandson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 15, by Pastor Holly J. Hoover at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Upshur County Memorial Park.
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Willard Goff Sanders
Willard Goff Sanders, age 86, of Marlinton and formerly of Rowlesburg, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was born near Rowlesburg on July 21, 1916, son of Jacob Daniel and Hallie Pearl Goff Sanders.
He was a member of United Methodist Church in Hacker Valley. While there he served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, member of the IOOF Lodge in Hacker Valley, life-time member of VFW, Post 3008, in Rowlesburg, and a member of 56th Signal Battalion Association. He was inducted into the armed forces in World War II on December 15, 1942. He served in the First Army in the 56th Signal Battalion Company A. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Arrowhead, and European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon and Lapel Button. He was discharged October 22, 1945.
Mr. Sanders was foreman of Frazee Lumber Company in Hacker Valley and he retired as manager of Coastal Lumber Company Treating Plant at Belington in May 1981.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Ann Hopkins, of Westminster, Maryland; son, Thomas Willard Sanders, of Marlinton; daughter-in-law, Janet Sanders Messer, of Spotsylvania, Virginia; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Claude Sanders, of Florida, one sister, Ruth Duke, of Martinsburg.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth V. Bolyard Sanders, a son, James W. Sanders, three brothers, Paul, Ervin and Junior Sanders, one half-brother, Raymond Sanders, and two half-sisters, Edith Deets and Effie McVicker.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Browning Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, in Rowlesburg, by the Rev. Sam Haught. Interment was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military graveside rites by Preston County VFW Posts.
An IOOF Memorial Service preceded the funeral service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Olivet Cemetery or the Hacker Valley United Methodist Church.