Grace Estella Perrette
Grace Estella Moore McClure Perrette, age 96, of Marlinton, died Thursday, October 9, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Perrette was retired as a school employee in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Born at Cass May 14, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Maggie Tacy Moore.
Surviving her are a daughter, Juanita Mace, of Dunmore; two sons, James McClure, Jr., of Spencer, Ohio, John E. Perrette, of Valley City, Ohio; a sister, Lena Weatherholt, of Marlinton; two brothers, Edgar Moore and Granvil Moore, both of Marlinton; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, John R. Perrette; two sisters, Mary V. Jackson and Woodsie Burgess; and four brothers, Warren Moore, Asa Moore, Earl Moore, and Arnold Moore; and a son, Stanford L. McClure. .
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial was in the Brick Church Cemetery, Huttonsville..
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William Kenny Hoke
William Kenny Hoke, age 76, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at the VA Hospital in Clarksburg.
He was a logger and had served in the United States Army. He was a Baptist.
The son of the late Jessie and Neva Spence Hoke, he was born at Glace, Monroe County, on October 6, 1927.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Mary Helen Hoke; a son, Jessie James Hoke; three sisters, Cathrin Marie Hoke, Sally Rose, and Carolyn Hoke; and two brothers, James Hoke and Leo Hoke.
Surviving him are his companion, Patricia Burnett; three daughters, Connie Jane Lester, Yvonnia Kay Queen, and Emma Gale Bennett, all of Marlinton; two sons, Kenny (Doc) Clyde Hoke, of Marlinton, and Kenny (Chippy) Don Hoke, of Feury; four sisters, Nellie Boggs, of Second Creek, Betty Hubbard, of Glace, July Foley and Sadie Feury, both of White Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Roscoe Hoke, of Glace, and Arnold Hoke, of White Sulphur Springs; twenty-two grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in Cochran Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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Victoria Gean Wanless
Victoria Gean Wanless, age 67, of Minnehaha Springs, died Saturday, October 11, 2003, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A native of Parsons, she was born January 17, 1936, the daughter of Nelly McDonald, of Parsons, and the late Evertt B. Cross.
She was retired as a representative of a telephone manufacturer, Comdial, was music director at Station WVMR, and was a member of Eight Rivers Amateur Radio Club.
Mrs. Wanless is survived by her mother and her husband, Harley M. Wanless; two daughters, Sheryl Kingrea, of Gordonsville, Virginia, and Sandra Jones, of Earlysville, Virginia; a son, Christopher Wanless, of Marlinton; a sister, Sylvia Pennington, of Stephens City, Maryland; and three grand-children.
Her father and a brother, Monte, are deceased.
Graveside services and burial were Wednesday at the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Radio Station WVMR.
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Frank B. Slavin
Frank B. Slavin, age 75, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, October 11, 2003, in the Chambersburg Hospital.
Born September 27, 1928, in Bartow, he was the son of the late Lockridge and Alice Seyler Slavin.
He attended Mt. Olivet United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Blocker Slavin, whom he married July 24, 1956; three sons, Richard L. Mellott, and Stanley L. Mellott, both of Chambersburg, and Raymond L. Slavin, of Newville, Pennnsylvania; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Raymond Kramer, of Lakewood, California.
Preceding him in death were a brother, Sherman Phay "Sneak" Slavin, and two sisters, Delores Gum and Betty Slayton.
Frank served in the Army January, 1946, to March, 1948. He served in the European Theater in World War II and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.
Frank retired as a bus driver from Wolf's Bus Lines in 1993, and he also worked at H.C. Gabler as a truck driver for many years. He was a member of the Amvets Post 224, St. Thomas American Legion Post 606, and VFW Post 1599..
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to Mt. Olivet United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.
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Bruce C. Miller
Bruce C. Miller, age 83, of Navarre, Ohio, died Monday, October 6, 2003, in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Slaty Fork on April 11, 1920, he was a former employee of Ford Motor Company and Metco Fabrication in Harmon, Ohio.
He was a life member of the North Industry Sportsman's Club and of the National Wildlife Federation.
Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jane Whorton Miller; four brothers, Clyde, Marion, Harold and Arthur Miller; a sister, Mildred Miller; and a grandson, Todd Joseph Miller.
Surviving him are four sons, Bruce S. Miller, of East Sparta, Ohio, Raymond E. Miller, of Spanaway, Washington, Mark A. Miller, of Dayton, Texas, and Donald T. "PeeWee" Miller, of Navarre; a sister, Agatha Miller, of Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 10, in the Reed Funeral Home in Navarre, with the Rev. Raymond Tucker officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills Burial Park.
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Vada Jean Mullins
Vada Jean Mullins, age 65, of Charleston, died Sunday, October 12, 2003, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Mullins and her husband, Jimmy, enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and fishing. They have a camp on Williams River.
Surviving are her husband, Jimmy Mullins; sons, James E. Mullins, Jr., and Jeffrey A. Mullins, both of Charleston; daughter, Debra L. Nida, of Scott Depot; sisters, Oreda O'Daniels and Norma Harvey; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Gertrude Swindler, and brothers, Arnold and Neely Swindler.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home in Charleston with the Rev. Ronnie Nida officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
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A candlelight vigil will be held in memory of Kidder Springer on October 19 at 6 p.m. at 923 Ninth Avenue in Marlinton.
Mr. Springer died on October 5, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Erin Springer, and two children, Journey Mae Springer and Draegan Noble Springer.
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Baby Ethan D. Miller
Ethan David Miller was stillborn on October 11, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Parents are Luke Miller and Carrie Taylor Halterman, of Marlinton.
Graveside service will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Cochran Cemetery.
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Helen F. Nestor
Helen F. Nestor, 80, died October 13, 2003.
Born in Frank August 23, 1923, she had lived in Akron most of her life. She attended Woodland United Methodist Church, where she was involved with the Women's Church Circle and the prayer chain. Helen volunteered at Open-M, and had worked on the election board at Portage Path School for 30 years. She enjoyed reading and playing cards, taking care of her family, cooking and baking.
Preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Frances Filuta, and siblings, Nick, Mike, Jack, George, Nettie, and Anne, Helen leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Norval Nestor; daughter, Judy Rodger; son, David Nestor; a grandson; and her sister, Mary Hook.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Billow Fairlawn Chapel, with Rev. Raymond Kovach officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Woodland United Methodist Church, 444 N. Hawkins Ave., Akron 44313.
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