William S. Toliver
William B. "Cookie Man" Toliver, 58, of White Sulphur Springs, died August 19, 2003, at his home.
Born at Marlinton on January 21, 1945, he was the son of the late William and Viola Cashwell Toliver.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and retired from the Greenbrier Hotel. He was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include four sisters, Katherine Foster, Donna Toliver, Anna McCadden, all of Roanoke, Virginia, and Yvonne Traynham, of Salem, Virginia, and one brother, James Toliver, of Roanoke, Virginia.
A private graveside service was held at the Williams Memorial Park in Roanoke.
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Robert D. Rhodes
Robert D. Rhodes, age 62, of Beckley, died Tuesday, August 26, 2003, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness.
Born August 11, 1941, at Caloric, he was the son of the late Silas and Mary Frances James Rhodes.
Mr. Rhodes was the owner and operator of Rt. 16 Pottery Shop for 22 years. He was a disabled coal miner from Ranger Fuel Corporation, member of the UMWA, and veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, U.S. Army. He was a member of Prosperity Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 40 years, JoAnn Watson Rhodes; two sons, Robert Rhodes, II, of Beckley, and Rick Hurlocker, of Concord, North Carolina; two daughters, Robin L. Ball, of Midway, and Barbara A. White, of Beckley; a brother, Silas Rhodes, Jr., of Beckley; a sister, Mary Frances Rhoades, of Beckley; and three grandchildren.
Graveside rites and burial were Thursday, August 28, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, with Pastor Carl Kincaid officiating.
Mr. Rhodes owned a camp in the Hillsboro area and hunted most of his life in Pocahontas County.
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John William Garrett
John William Garrett, age 55, of Marlinton, died Friday, September 5, 2003, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Toby Garrett, and father, William E. Garrett, of Spencer.
Surviving him are his son, Willliam Joshua Garrett, of Marlinton; daughter, Collin Thyret, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; brother, Joe Bob Garrett, of Spencer; and a grandson.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
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Pauline E. Teter
Pauline E. Teter, age 65, of Rt. 2, Marlinton, died Sunday, September 7, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
A native of Thornwood, she was born July 25, 1938, the daughter of the late William C. and Dessie M. Vandevander Teter.
She was a Ward Clerk at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving her are two sons, Kenneth Summerfield, of Green Bank, and Donavan Bennett, of Marlinton; two sisters, Bernice Sharp, of Marlinton, and Mildred Tracy, of Oakland, Maryland; a brother, Warren "Bud" Teter, of Marlinton; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by Sam Felton. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Ralph D. Keightley, Jr.
Ralph Davis Keightley, Jr., age 79, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Lewisburg, died Monday, September 8, 2003, of a stroke in Naples.
Born in Charleston, he was a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and Washingon and Lee University School of Law. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army on the U.S.S. Comfort.
In addition to the private practice of law in Charleston and Lewisburg, he was selected to act as Special Judge for the 11th Circuit. He was also Lewisburg Municipal Judge, U.S. Magistrate, Divorce Commissioner, Mental Hygiene Commissioner, and Family Law Master for Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties.
He was a founding member and President of Community Concerts, and served on the boards of Davis Stuart School and the Greenbrier Humane Society. A former Trustee of Old Stone Presbyterian Church, he was the organist there for over 25 years. He was a member of Naples Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Cracraft Keightley.
Survivors include his chil-dren, William Cracraft Keightley, of Savannah, Georgia, Anne Keightley Jones, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Elizabeth Davis Keightley, of Charleston; a grandchild; and a brother, William B. Keightley, of Charleston.
Service will be Friday at 11 at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg. Visitation from 3 to 5 Thursday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Old Stone Presbyterian Church or Hampden-Sydney College.