Arlena Halterman Cassell
Arlena Mae Halterman Cassell, age 64, of Green Bank, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Ms. Cassell was assistant manager at the Cass Country Store and a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Cass. She was of the Baptist faith.
Born May 29, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Ernest L. and Louanzie Andes Halterman. Also preceding her in death were two infant brothers and an infant sister.
Surviving her are three daughters, Brenda Wright, of Charleston, Shari Johnston, of Green Bank, and Laura Layton, of Raeford, North Carolina; three sons, Michael Cassell, of Green Bank, Billy Cassell, of Durbin, and Rob Cassell, of Arbovale; three sisters, Edna Fitzgerald and Colleen Warner, both of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and JoAnn Hise, of Mount Crawford, Virginia; five brothers, Billie Halterman, Willard Halterman, both of Green Bank, Kenton Halterman, of Elkins, Ernest L. Halterman, Jr., of Richmond, Virginia, and Teddy Halterman, of Marlinton; sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial was in the Boyer Cemetery.
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Gwenivere C. Clingman
Gwenivere Carey Jordan Clingman, age 90, of Lewisburg, died Monday, May 12, 2003, in The Brier Nursing Facility, Ronceverte.
Mrs. Clingman was born February 26, 1913, in Frost, the daughter of the late Clarence Moomaw and Mamie Alice Carey Jordan. They lived at Frost, Huntersville, and Marlinton.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garland Rosewell Clingman.
Mrs. Clingman was owner/operator of Clingman's Market and Gwen's Kitchen in Lewisburg for 57 years. She was a member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.
She was an honorary member of the Lions Club, Alpha Psi Omega and the Drama Club. She had been honored as BPW Lewisburg Career Woman of the Year in 1980 and 1997, Gwen Clingman Day, April 23, 1995; WVSOM honorary alumnus, 1998; Distinguished West Virginian; Mother of the Year; Key to Lewisburg given by Mayor R. B. Fouch; Grand Marshal of the Lewisburg Christmas Parade; City of Lewisburg Community Service Award by Mayor P. L. Gainer; WVSOM Distinguished Service Award; Shanghai Parade "Super Duper Pooper Scooper;" WVSOM Alumni Association honorary member; the Gwen Clingman Scholarship at WVSOM; and the 2003 Shepherd's Center Community Service Award.
Surviving her are three daughters, Nancy Clingman Deitz, of Staunton, Virginia, Sharon Clingman Shutzer, of Freehold, New Jersey, and Alice Clingman Hollingsworth, of Lewisburg, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Thursday morning, May 15, at Lewisburg United Methodist Church by Dr. Patricia Jarvis and the Rev. Julian Sulgit. Entombment was in Rosewood Mausoleum.
Memorial gifts may be made to Shepherd's Center of the Greenbrier Valley or to the Gwen Clingman Scholarship at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
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Evelyn Ruth Gillispie Lambert
Evelyn Ruth Gillispie Lambert (Mrs. Junior Lambert), was born January 12, 1919, at Pine Grove area near Arbovale, and died April 29, 2003, at the home of her son, Robert, in Martinsburg.
She was one of eleven children of the late Rosa and Clifford Gillispie.
She and seven children moved to Martinsburg when the youngest son was around five years old, where she worked in a sewing factory until she retired. Her house burned January 29, 2003, and she lost everything, including all personal belongings such as glasses, purse, etc.
Mrs. Lambert is survived by five sons, Robert, Richard (Tinny), Roy Harper, Louis Keith, and Jonnie Paul; two daughters, Roberta Jean and Ruby Pearl; one sister, Hazel Shears, of Arbovale; two brothers, Harry Kyle, of Chatham, Virginia, and Donald Kay, of Baltimore.
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Earl McPherson, of South Daytona, Florida, died February 14, 2003, after a long illness.
He was born March 4, 1938.
Mr. McPherson is survived by his wife of thirty years, Luana Adkison McPherson; a sister, Donna Courtney, and a brother, Robert McPherson, both of Covington, Kentucky; and a stepson, Gary Warren, of Maryland.
A memorial service was held on February 18, 2003, at 7 p.m. at Candlelight Manor Clubhouse, South Daytona, Florida, with the Rev. Ronald Barton officiating.
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Wesley Tirrell Cook, Jr.
Wesley Tirrell Cook, Jr., was stillborn Friday, May 16, 2003, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
He was the son of Wesley Tirrell Cook, Sr., and Valeria Cook, of White Sulphur Springs.
Survivors include his parents, grandparents, Henly Albert Cook, of Renick, formerly of Seebert, and Sylvia Cook, of Renick, Robert Williamson and wife, Fredon, of White Sulphur Springs.
Services were at Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs, with graveside rites and burial in McCreery Cemetery, Tuckahoe Road, in White Sulphur Springs.
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Odell S. Grimes
Odell Sampson Grimes, age 87, of Route 2, Marlinton, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Grimes was a farmer and logger and a member of Pocahontas Farm Bureau. He was a member of New Hope Church of the Brethren.
Born at Dunmore August 14, 1915, he was the son of the late Garfield S. and Ella Edna Moore Grimes.
Surviving him are his wife, Anna Lee Virginia Ware Grimes; a daughter, Connie M. Carr, of Huntersville; two sons, Ronald Odell Grimes and Douglas Junior Grimes, both of Frost; five sisters, Lillian Dahmer, of Frankford, Viola Brown, of Wytheville, Virginia, Juanita Ginnans, of Warrenton, Ohio, Betty Ralston, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Gaynell Sharp, of Charlottesville, Virginia; a brother, Herbert Grimes, of Dunmore; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four sisters, Alma Arbogast, Genevieve Miller, Erma Lee Grimes and Helen Vannoy, and three brothers, Hunter Grimes, Bland Grimes, and Earl Grimes.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Lola C. Oscar
Lola C. Oscar, age 88, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at Low Moor, Virginia.
She was born at Seebert October 3, 1914, the daughter of Luke and Docia Pyles Cook.
Mrs. Oscar was a Methodist.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Henry Oscar; a daughter, Shirley Jean Thompson; a sister, Glenna Pearl Lane; and six brothers, Jess Cook, Thurmond Cook, Arnold Cook, Raymond Cook, Earl Cook, and Verl Pyles.
Mrs. Oscar is survived by two daughters, Betty Berry, of Marlinton, and Shirley Wilfong, of Buckeye; a brother, Burlin Cook, of Covington, Virginia; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Jerry Moore in the Ruckman Cemetery.
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Katherine Bunn Thomas Hannah
Katherine Hannah (affectionately known as "Miss Kitty"), died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Miss Kitty was a long-time resident of the Marlinton area and a former business owner.
She was born November 6, 1928, in Sullivan. Her husband, Charles Hannah, and a brother, Jim Bunn, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are a daughter, Janis Akers, of Barberton, Ohio; a son, Timmie Thomas, of Rainelle; three grandsons and a granddaughter; sisters, Joyce Peterson and Rene McClung, of Camp Creek; and a brother, Charles Bunn, of Richmond, Virginia.
A memorial service will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Thursday with interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be sent in her name to the Marlinton Woman's Club, c/o Cathy Mosesso, 10th Avenue, Marlinton, for flower maintenance.
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Melvin F. Whitmire
Melvin F. Whitmire, age 78, of Lapeer, Michigan, died Saturday, May 17, 2003.
A native of Pocahontas County, he was born at Thornwood December 22, 1924, the son of Clifton and Molly McCall Whitmire.
He had lived in Lapeer since 1957, most of those years working for the Vesley Corporation where they manufactured Apache Campers.
Preceding him in death were his parents; step-father, George Brown; a sister, Violet Whitmire Botkin; and two brothers, Harris Whitmire, William "Buster" Whitmire.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Thornwood Community Church by Pastor William Vandevander.
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Varley Guss Lambert, Sr.
Varley Guss "Pap" Lambert, Sr., age 75, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Lambert worked 61 years as a sawyer on a sawmill. He attended the Circleville Presbyterian Church, was president of Lambert Hill Top Park, and worked with Habitat For Humanity.
A native of Cherry Grove, he was born June 20, 1927, the son of the late Ira and Sudie Arbogast Lambert.
He was twice married, to Alfleda Vandevander, of Cherry Grove, and Patsy Jean Mick Arbaugh Lambert, of Riverton.
Also surviving are four daughters, Sudie Harris, of Riverton, Maggie Arbaugh, of Cabins, Ruby Simmons, of Franklin, and Linda Wimer, of Cherry Grove; three step-daughters, Linda Arbaugh, of Riverton, Rebecca Wolford, of Morgantown, and Shirley Parsons, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; three sons, Varley G. Lambert, Jr., and Delbert Lambert, both of Singers Glen, Virginia, and George Lambert, of Stuart, Virginia; a sister, Erma Nuckols, of Mount Crawford, Virginia; two brothers, Ira Bill Lambert, of Austin, Texas, and Hansel Lambert, of Mount Crawford, Virginia; nineteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Chapel of Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin by the Rev. William Cox. Burial will be in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.