Margaret Little Moore
Margaret E. Little Moore, age 85, of Dunmore, died July 13, 2003, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia, following an extended illness.
She was born November 1, 1917, the daughter of the late Madge and Austin Little, of Dunmore. She was a homemaker, a member of the New Hope Brethren Church, and was acive in community and church affairs.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Ernest N. Moore, Jr., a daughter, Patricia Moore, and a sister, Ann Lambert.
Survivors include two daughters, Lelia McCormick, of Radford, Virginia, and Marcia Ware, of Princeton; son, Brent Moore, of Dunmore; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Rhea, of Walkersville, Maryland, and Frankie Auldridge, of Knoxville, Maryland.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the New Hope Brethren Church in Dunmore by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Dunmore Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of the New Hope Brethren Church.
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Linda D. Grubb
Linda D. Grubb, age 60, of Gilbert, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at her home.
She was born August 3, 1942, at Marlinton, the daughter of the late Gilda "Sis" Howard Browning, stepdaughter of Joe Browning.
She attended the Horsepen Southern Baptist Church at Horsepen and the Calvary Baptist Church at Iaeger.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Billy Jack Grubb; four daughters, Kimberly K. Halterman, of Marlinton, Melodie Fritsch, of Perryville, Maryland, Rebecca L. Barton, of Elkton, Maryland, and Jacklyn M. Tucker, of Brunswick, Georgia; one son, Michael C. Grubb, of Brunswick, Georgia; one step-son, Terry E. England, of Charleston; four sisters, Barbara Casteel, of Marlinton, Wanda Halterman, of Green Bank, Clara "Tink" Gum, of Buckeye, Sherry Lynn Buttrey, of Elkton, Maryland; one brother, Billy Howard, of Marlinton; and seven grandchildren.
Special services were held at Horsepen Southern Baptist Church on July 12 by the Rev. Shawn House. Graveside service was conducted Sunday afternoon at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Horsepen Southern Baptist Church, Gilbert.
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Charles Edward McElwee
Charles Edward McElwee, age 80, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
The son of the late June Hopkins and Lucille Pritchard McElwee, he was born at Dunmore May 7, 1923.
He was a graduate of West Virginia University with a master's degree and attended the University of Wyoming for advanced work in science. In World War II he served as a medic in Europe with the 44th Division. From 1948 to 1970 he taught science at Marlinton High School, then from 1970 to 1973 he taught at the new Pocahontas County High School. From 1973 to his retirement in July, 1978, he was Director of Federal Programs at the Board of Education office. He was a member of the Marlinton United Methodist Church and he was a member of the Marlinton Masonic Lodge and past member of Marlinton Rotary Club.
His first wife, Lois Brill McElwee, died in 1976. He later remarried to Isabel Martinez Little, who survives.
A brother, Francis H. McElwee, is deceased.
In addition to his wife, Isabel, he is survived by a daughter, Lura June Fauber, of Lewisburg; a son, Charles Donovan McElwee, of Crozet, Virginia; a brother, Alfred F. McElwee, of Athens, Georgia; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Monday afternoon at the Marlinton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Betty Shields, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital or Marlinton United Methodist Church.
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Thurlene Ora Cassell
Thurlene Ora Cassell, age 81, of Ridgeley, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Memorial Hospital.
Born September 25, 1921, in Cass, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Hunter Cassell and Lee Ora Hendrick Cassell.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Thurmond Oliver Cassell, and her sister, Thurmalee Olive Cassell LaMarca.
She was a 1939 graduate of Green Bank High School. She was retired from the Columbia Gas Company, where she was the head teller. Miss Cassell was a 60-year member of Calvary United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and Youth Fellowship leader.
Survivors include two sisters, Thelda Ola Cassell Kinsman, of Short Gap, Maryland, and Tressie Oneta Cassell, with whom she resided.
Funeral service was held July 12 in the Upchurch Funeral Home, with the Rev. Edward Dickel and the Rev. Richard Jewell officiating.
Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgeley Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 619, Ridgeley, WV 26753.
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Fred N. Mouser
West Virginia native Fred Noel Mouser, Jr. died Sunday, June 29, 2003, after a brief battle with lymphoma. His memorial service took place on July 2 in Kingman, Arizona.
Mr. Mouser was born October 1, 1931 in Buckhannon, to Fred Noel and Naoma Pearl McCoy Mouser. He graduated in 1948 from Buckhannon High School and in 1952 from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a major in political science and minors in English and education.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956 and married Emma Lou Vier in 1955. Through the ensuing years the Mousers would raise five children in Wyoming, West Virginia, Minnesota and Montana.
Mr. Mouser taught school for 14 years, owned a number of small businesses, sold real estate and fished. His early teaching career included positions at Slaty Fork and Marlinton. He and his wife owned and operated the Mouser General Store briefly in Minnehaha Springs.
He had been semi-retired in Kingman for 13 years and was writing his fishing memoirs at the time of his death. Shavers Fork and Knapps Creek are featured prominently in his stories.
Mr. Mouser is survived by his wife, Lou, of Kingman; two sons, Noel Scott Mouser of Milton, Vermont, and Jay Fredrick Mouser of Portland, Oregon; three daughters, Robyn Dale Pease of Lacey, Washington, and Katrina Ann Peterson and Leslie Paige King both of Spokane, Washington; three brothers, Lowell Thomas Mouser of Otis Orchards, Washington, David Keith Mouser of Marlinton, and Joseph William Mouser of Rathdrum, Idaho; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trout Unlimited or the American Heart Association.