Annabelle B. Beverage
Annabelle G. Beverage, 83, of Charleston, died June 4, 2003, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Carole and "Gip" Berger, in Belle, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Beverage was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education and was a past member of Elk Hills Presbyterian Church. She was a native of Marlinton and formerly resided in Bushnell, Florida. She was also employed by The Pocahontas Times, The Marlinton Journal and Gravely Tractors.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Clyde W. Beverage; a daughter, Carol, of Belle; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, Thurman W. Gibson and Norman L. Gibson; and an infant sister, Ozila Gibson.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, Humane Society or the charity or your choice.
Graveside services were held Friday in Mountain View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Marlinton, with Earl Michael officiating.
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Branson W. Thompson
Branson W. Thompson, age 89, of Durbin, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Nella's Nursing Home in Elkins.
Mr. Thompson was born November 2, 1913, in Pendleton County, the son of the late Thaddeus and Margie V. Nelson Thompson.
He was a retired timber marker for the Forestry Service and was of the Methodist faith.
Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his wife, Tressie P. Lambert Thompson; two stepsons, Marvin and William Halterman; three half-sisters, Aussean Rexrode, Mabel Warner, and Macel Thompson; two brothers, Marvin and Darrell Thompson; and a half-brother, Algie "Bud" Thompson.
Surviving him are a son, Gleann Thompson, of Parsons; four step-daughters, Anna Mae Boothe, of Durbin, Eva Riley, of San Ramon, California, Edith Gilenwater, of Leet, and Zona Hoover, of Marlinton; two half-sisters, Marie Hedrick, of Thornwood, and Violet "Bill" Waddell, of Bartow; a brother, Carlos Thompson, of Elkins; three half-brothers, Opie "Buck" Thompson, of Elkins, Kennison "Jake" Thompson, of Durbin, and Woodrow Thompson, of Thornwood; 23 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and five great-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel in Arbovale, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Elinor Marie Hannah
Elinor Marie Hannah, of Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania, was born September 20, 1924, and died June 4, 2003.
Surviving are her husband, James K. Hannah, whom she married July 29, 1941; four sons, James F. Hannah, of Mt. Morris, John W. Hannah, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, Thomas W. Hannah, of Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania, and Kevin A. Hannah, serving with the U. S. Army in Germany; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a half-brother, David Stoneking, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; two half-sisters, Dora Ruth Craver, of Mt. Morris, and Esther Kerns, of Bay Shore, New York.
Deceased are a daughter, Sarah Gower; two brothers, John and James Stoneking; and a half brother, Phillip Stoneking.
Funeral services were held at the Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home, Inc., in Mt. Morris, on Friday, June 6, by the Rev. Chester Tennant. Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery at Mt. Morris.
Among those attending the funeral were Lowell Gibson, R. Sue Hollandsworth and Edith Hannah.
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David Lewis Fisher
David Lewis Fisher, age 36, of Natural Bridge Station, Virginia, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003.
Mr. Fisher was born on September 25, 1966, in Elkins, and was a son of Carlene Hinkle Fisher Lawhorne, of Salem, Virginia, and the late Clarence Edward Fisher, Sr.
He was employed by Aspen Tree Cutting.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Fisher is survived by two sisters, Flora Rachel Pugh, of Salem, and Laura Jean Hoover, of Dunmore; two half-brothers, Clarence Edward Fisher, Jr., of Marion, Virginia, and Ernest Lewis Fisher, of Natural Bridge Station.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 31, at the Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Larry Clark officiating. Burial followed in the Rockbridge Memorial Gardens.
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Bette Ann Shinaberry
Bette Ann Shinaberry, age 55, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Charleston General Hospital, Charleston Area Medical Center.
Born at Coal River February 20, 1948, she was the daughter of Edna Mae Thompson Crouch, of Greenwood, and the late Carnie Vestice Crouch.
She was a Methodist.
Surviving her are her mother; her husband, Keith Wayne Shinaberry; two daughters, Tabeatha (Tabby) Jean McCoy, of Droop Mountain, and Annette (Cissie) Wanda Irvine, of Sinking Creek, Crawley; four sisters, Wanda Raimer, of Warren, Texas, Violet Fierra, of West Haven, Connecticut, Brenda Jarrell, of Greenwood, and Vickie Vec?, of Vienna; five brother, Donald Crouch, Brandford, Connecticut, Danny Crouch, Orlando, Florida, Larry Crouch, Greenwood, David Crouch, Greenwood, Darrell Crouch, West Haven, Connecticut; and three grandchildren.
A brother, Richard Crouch, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Monday night at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Sam Felton. On Tuesday afternoon, graveside services were held in Pine View Cemetery at Orgas by Pastor Rodney Allen.
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Mary Elizabeth McNeill
Mary Elizabeth McNeill, age 73, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at The Springs Nursing Center at Hot Springs, Vir-ginia.
A native of Waynesboro, Vir-ginia, she was the daughter of the late Harry Wallace and Ada Weaver Arnold.
She was a member of the Mennonite Church.
Her husband, Dempsey McNeill, is deceased. Also deceased are a daughter, Georgia A. Siders, a son, Darrell McNeill, and a sister, Evelyn Bryant.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara M. Williams, of St. Albans; two sons, Thomas H. McNeill, of Hillsboro, and Bobby W. McNeill, of Sutton; a sister, Bernice Grove, of Waynesboro, Virginia; three brothers, Wallace Arnold, of Waynesboro, Floyd Arnold, of Mint Springs, Virginia, and Earl Arnold, of Lyndhurst, Virginia; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann, with burial in the McNeill Cemetery.
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Kenneth O. Adkinson
Kenneth O. Adkinson, age 78, of Buckeye, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Beckley VA Hospital.
The son of Charles and Gertrude Adkinson, he was born at Marlinton December 25, 1924.
He was a truck driver and served in the Army in World War II.
His wife, Vada Rose Adkinson, is deceased. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Frances Ball, three brothers, William Adkinson, Charles Lightner, and Robert Adkinson, and two grandchildren.
Mr. Adkinson is survived by children and stepchildren, Janet Adkinson, of Virginia, Carol Rudd, of Marlinton, and Shirley Armstrong, of Buckeye, Marvin Doss and Danny Doss, of Marlinton, and Gary Doss, of Ohio; a sister, Anna Lee Alexander, of Painesville, Ohio; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Jack Burks, with burial in the Emmanuel Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Kee and Emmanuel Cemeteries or American Diabetic Association.