Lacy Forest Galford
Lacy Forrest Galford, 82, of Milford, and formerly of Brandywine, Maryland, died Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at home.
He was born in Marlinton, the son of the late Austin and Mary Adams Galford.
Galford traveled for a year with the Pocket Testament League as a home missionary as part of a team holding open air evangelism meetings. In 1961 he resigned his work in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved to Washington, D. C., to attend the Washington Bible College. He graduated from the evening Bible School in 1965.
He worked as a Security Guard for the General Services Administration from 1965 until 1974. In May, 1974, Galford began working at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, where he worked for 11 years retiring in June, 1985. He was a U. S. Army Air Force veteran of WWII and a member of the First Baptist Church of Milford.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Okie W. Galford.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Clara I. Hoswell Galford, and one sister, Clora Bird, of Cape Coral, Florida.
Funeral services were held at the Lofland Funeral Home. A private burial was held in Maryland National Memorial Park, Laurel, Maryland.
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Robert F. Hefner
Robert F. Hefner, 82, of Palatka, Florida, died Wednesday, September 17, 2003, following a brief illness.
A native of Marlinton, he lived in Florida 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maxine L. Hefner; a son, Fred Hefner, of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Karen, of Duluth, Minnesota; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His parents, George and Bertha Hefner, four brothers, Henry, Glen, Fred and Andy Hefner and one sister, Mary, preceded him in death.
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Mary Frances Snyder
Mary Frances Snyder, 82, of Columbia, South Carolina, died Monday, October 27, 2003, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary K. Cochran Tyree. A son, Charles Edward Snyder, and a brother, James A. Tyree, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Snyder was a resident of Columbia since 1956 and was a member of the Mill Creek United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Conrad Snyder; two daughters, Pat McIntosh, of Columbia and Mary Waller, of Hopkins, South Carolina; one sister, Dorotha Sharp, of Frost; one brother, Harry Tyree, of Alexandria, Virginia; and one granddaughter.
Graveside services were held Thursday, October 30, at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P. O. Box 7044, Columbia SC 29202. Condolences may be sent to www.mem.com.
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Mattie F. Kiner
Mattie F. Kiner, age 90, of Woodrow, died Saturday, November 1, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Kiner was a housewife/farmer and a member of the United Methodist Church.
The daughter of the late Abraham L. and Nellie Dunhan McClure, she was born in Pocahontas County February 1, 1913.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry L. Kiner; a son, Lawrence L. Kiner; three sisters, Alice Arbogast, Carrie Marks, and Hazel Jordon; and three brothers, James McClure, Desmond McClure, and Leo McClure.
Surviving are a son, Don N. Kiner, of Marlinton; a sister, Ruth Arbogast, of Richwood; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann, with burial in Cochran Cemetery.
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Jack Nelson Biggs
Jack Nelson Biggs, age 71, formerly of Marlinton, who made his home with Steve and Jane Jones and girls, in Lewisburg, died at home Thursday, October 30, 2003.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Methodist Church..
Born in Marlinton, he was the son of the late James R. and Effie Annabell Meadows Biggs.
Surviving him are two daughters, Jane Marie Biggs, of Neola, and Judy Christine Hammons, of Ronceverte; two sons, John Wayne Biggs, of Ronceverte, and Justin Nelson Biggs, of White Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Dottie Cutlip, of Buckeye, Betty Chrislip, of Edgewater, Florida, and Kathleeen Vandevender, of Alderson; a brother, Emmett Ray Biggs, of Marlinton; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two daughters, Jackie Lee Biggs and Janet Grace Biggs, a sister, Juanita Carr. and six brothers, Harold Eugene Biggs, Dorsey Biggs, Ernest Carlile Biggs, William Biggs, James Biggs, and Richard Biggs.
Services were held Monday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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William Arden Conley
William Arden Conley, age 67, of Buckeye, died Thursday, October 30, 2003, at Buckeye.
Mr. Conley was a retired carpenter. and formerly served in the United States Army.
A native of Richwood and the son of the late Bernice and Capitola Cogar Conley, he was born January 29, 1936.
Mr. Conley is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Barkley Conley; three daughters, Donna S. Lara, of Delano, California, Kim Bell and Becky Dewey, both of Craigsville; three sons, Donald K. Conley, of Marlinton, James Brian Conley, of Buckeye, and Billy Conley, of Ohio; two sisters, Kay Session, of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Sally Hinkle, of Conners, Georgia; two brothers, Donald K. Conley, of Clarksburg, and Bernie Conley, of Texas; sixteen grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Teresa Argentina, and a brother, Gene Conley.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann. Burial was in Buckeye Cemetery.
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Gertrude Sheets Baines
Mable Gertrude Sheets Baines died October 22, 2003, at Sycamore, Shoals Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Mrs. Baines was born October 17, 1918, at Green Bank, the daughter of Gilbert and Ollie Edmiston Sheets.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Baines, of Fall Branch, and sister, Dainies Myers, of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.
She is survived by three brothers and one sister: Philip Sheets, of Green Bank, Thurman Sheets, of Greely, Colorado, Gilbert Sheets, of Kernersville, North Carolina, and Jane Hamed, of Green Bank.
Gertrude attended Pocahontas County schools, graduating from Green Bank High School in 1940. She was retired from the Eastman Kodak Company after 35 years of employment. She was a long time active member of First Baptist Church in Fall Branch and a volunteer at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, for many years.
A celebration of Mrs. Baines' life was held at her church on October 25.
Interment was at Logans Chapel Cemetery in Fall Branch.
Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, 1525 Highway 93, Fall Branch, Tennessee 37656.
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Helen W. Bussard
Helen W. Bussard, age 63, of Minnehaha Springs, died Monday, November 3, 2002, at home.
Mrs. Bussard was a retired secretary and was a member of the New Hope Lutheran Church.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Maude Bowers Wanless, she was born at Marlinton February 24, 1940.
Her husband, Lewis Bussard, preceded her in death. Also deceased are three sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Cauley, Joann Wanless, and Edna Hiner, and three brothers, William B. Wanless, Guy Wanless (stepbrother), and Jackie Wanless.
Services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 p.m., at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Lucy Youngblood. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Marlinton Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society.