Lucille M. Calain Ward
Lucille M. Calain Ward, age 97 years, of Elkins, died Saturday, October 25, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health for the past month..
She was born Wednesday, June 6, 1906, at Arbovale, a daughter of the late McCoy Friel and Rella S. Gum Friel.
She was twice married. First, on March 26, 1930, at Green Bank, she was married to Charles Forest Calain, who preceded her in death February 22, 1967. Second, on November 25, 1977, she was married to Austin J. Ward, who preceded her in death on November 17, 1990.
Surviving her are two sons, James C. Calain, of Deep Creek, Maryland, and John F. Calain, of Little River, South Carolina; four daughters, Darlene Powell, of Akron, Ohio, Mildred L. Elmore, of West Farmington, Ohio, Barbara Brown and Linda Croston, both of Elkins; three step-daughters, Martha Gainer, of Elkins, Eloise Smock, of Indiana, and Patty West, of Richmond, Virginia; twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren, sev-eral step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husbands were one son, Odbert M. "Tuffy" Calain, one step-son, Robert Calain, three brothers, Lyle, Kerth and Paul Friel, one sister, Anna Mae Fox, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was a graduate of Green Bank High School in 1923, attended Davis and Elkins College and was a graduate of New River State Teachers College. She taught in the schools of Pocahontas County, at one-room schools at Spruce, Oak Hill, Pine Grove, Sunset, and Raywood, retiring in 1931. She later worked in Elkins. She was a member of the Delphia Rebekah Lodge #62, the Randolph Chapter #74, Order of the Eastern Star, the Pythian Sisters #77, the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Crystal Springs Club of the Randolph County CEOS, the Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church, where she had been an active member since 1959, and the Women of the Church.
Over the years, Mrs. Ward was a well-known seamstress, creating everything from children's clothes to specialty costumes and crafts. She won first place in county competition and second place at the State Fair for one of her quilts, also a blue ribbon for a pine needle basket; she often contributed squares for the Forest Festival Queen's Quilt. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning by the Rev. Dr. Daniel Bryan, with burial at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice Care Corporation, 929 South Davis Avenue, Suite B., Elkins 26241, or Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church, 113 First Street, Elkins 26241.
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Clyde W. Beverage
Clyde W. Beverage, 89, of Charleston, formerly of Marlinton, died October 22, 2003, following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
He was a truck driver, working for Krogers, Smith Transfer, and retiring from Associate Transport. He was a member of the Elk Hills Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and elder.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Berger, two granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters.
Preceding him in death were his parents, George Amos and Emma Lucy Wood Beverage; his wife of 65 years, Annabelle Gibson Beverage; one sister; and two brothers.
Graveside service was held on Sunday at the Mountain View Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Mann, with entombment in the mausoleum.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Salvation Army Holiday Fund or a favorite charity.
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James M. Bowling
James M. Bowling, age 47, of Columbus, Ohio, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 27, 2003, at home.
Born September 4, 1956, at Charleston, he was the son of Marie Bowling and the late Murray Bowling.
Jim was employed by Overnite Transportation for over 15 years.
Surviving him are his wife, Vannesa, mother, Marie Bowling, two daughters, Alice Marie Spires, Mandy Hartsock, one grandson, Matthew Hartsock, all of Columbus; a sister, Debbie Jackson, of Franklin; two uncles, Freddy and Frank Graveley, both of Marlinton.
Funeral services were held October 3, with burial in Glen Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
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Essie Wiseman Wiley
Essie Wiseman Wiley, age 90, of the Richfield Nursing Home in Salem, Virginia, formerly of Rich Patch, Virginia, and Marlinton, died Monday, October 20, 2003, at the Richfield Nursing Home.
She was born on May 20, 1913, in Pickaway, a daughter of the late Doc S. and Agnus Miller Wiseman. The family later lived in Marlinton.
Mrs. Wiley was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse G. Wiley, in 1987; in 1996 by a son, Harold Wiley; and also by a sister, Lettie Dilley.
Surviving are two daughters, Cyndie Feeney, of Springfield, Tennessee, and Tina Miller, of Mathias; one son, Gerald Wiley, of Thomasville, North Carolina; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mary White Simmons, formerly of Seebert, now of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Funeral services were held October 23 in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home by the Rev. Addie Davis, with burial in Alleghany Memorial Park.