Gale Norene Mace
Gale Norene Mace, age 69, of Follansbee, died Sunday, August 17, 2003, at home.
She was born on July 16, 1934, in Stony Bottom, a daughter of the late John Calvin and Mary Magdaline Delhunty Meeks.
Also preceding her in death were her husband, Clyde Z. Mace, in 1988, three brothers, James, Larry, and Calvin Keith Meeks, and two sisters, Virginia Bayne and Elizabeth Corso.
Mrs. Mace was a retired housekekeper at Brightwood Center in Follansbee. She was a member of the Hooverson Heights Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are her companion, John Pavlik, of Follansbee; a son, Dann Meeks, of Green Bank; three daughters, Clarice Mann, of Madison Heights, Illinois, Sherry Morgan, of Durbin, and Pam Cingrani, of Lake Villa, Illiniois; three brothers, Brown Meeks, of Madison, Ohio, Kenneth Meeks, of Ridgway, Pennsylvlania, and Robert Meeks, of Los Angeles, California; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at the James Funeral Home in Follansbee, by the Rev. Harry Knight, and then at the Stony Bottom Church with the Rev. William VanDevender officiating. Burial was in the Stony Bottom Cemetery.
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Edgar Franklin Burgess
Edgar Franklin Burgess, age 71, of Buckeye, died Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Burgess was retired from the Maintainance Department at Denmar State Hospital, and served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Worldwide Church of God.
The son of the late Kenny Franklin and Mattie Bobblett Burgess, he was born December 22, 1931, at Mill Point.
He is survived by his wife, Goldie E. Hammons Burgess; two sons, Kenny A. Burgess, of Keyser, and Keith A. Burgess, of Buckeye; three sisters, Carol Hannah, of Long Island, New York, Elizabeth McPaters and Nancy Hammons, both of Marlinton; a brother, Wallace Burgess, of Marlinton; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A son, Frankln L. Burgess, is deceased.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Phyllis Cox. Burial was in the Kee Cemetery.
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John Newtown Sparks, Jr.
John Newton Sparks, Jr., age 74, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, died August 18, 2003.
He was supervisor of Culpeper Stone and served in the Army in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion.
The son of the late John Newton Sparks, Sr., and Hattie Mae Fortune Sparks, he was born in Marlinton March 16, 1929.
Surviving him are his wife, Charlotte Mae Stinson Sparks; step-daughters, Lisa Adkins and Cheryl Jackson, both of Spotsylvania, and Jane Dean-Dumire, of Marlinton; step-sons, Frankie Adkins, of Spotsylvania, A. G. Dean, Jr., and Phillip Dean, Sr., both of Marlinton; a sister, Juanita Sparks Pritt, of Hillsboro; brother, Eddie Sparks, of Marlinton; and six grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his first wife, Creola Sparks; a sister, Wynona Sparks Rogers, and a brother, Samuel Eugene Sparks.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Robert Mann and Betty Shields, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice, c/o Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia.