Robert Lee Kelley
Robert Lee Kelley, age 65, of Marlinton, died Saturday, December 27, 2003, at Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Kelley worked in construction with Anchor Hooking Plant. He was a member of the Marlinton Church of the Naza-rene.
He was born at Buckeye March 26, 1938, the son of the late Howard and Sarah Byrd Kelley.
Surviving him are three daughters, Brenda Dennison, of Atlanta Georgia, Terry Thaxton, of Bremen, Ohio, and Charlotte Finley, of Lincoln, North Carolina; two sons, Robert Kelley, Jr., of Lancaster, Ohio, and Charles T. Kelley, of Hickory, North Carolina; a sister, Hellen Sinder, of Shinnston; three brothers, Albert F. Kelley, of Marlinton, Charles R. Kelley, of Lancaster, Ohio, and George Kelley, of Tazewell, Tennessee; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; four sisters, Emma Jane Hodge, Mary Salisbury, Dorothy Loudermilk, and Shirley Jones, and four brothers, Junior Paul Kelley, Clayborne Kelley, Howard James Kelley, and Lawrence Kelley.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 30, at Marlinton Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Rodger and Saundra Wikelund and the Rev. Dale Usey. Burial was at Dunmore.
Memorial gifts may be made to Emma's Kids Project #715-0016, P.O. Box 8016, Cleveland, TN 37320-8016.
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Freda Hollandsworth, age 90, a lifelong resident of Hillsboro/Locust Creek area, died December 26, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was a homemaker, worked for many years as an aide at Denmar State Hospital, and was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Hillsboro.
Born March 13, 1913, at Seven Mile Ford, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Alva and Nora McCoy Jackson.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Denver "Jake" Hollandsworth, and a brother, Keith Buchannon, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are two sons, Joe Hollandsworth, and Gary Hollandsworth, both of Martinsburg; three sisters, Lucille Arbogast, of Buckeye, Joyce Stanley, of Martinsburg, and Helen Wilfong, of Dunmore; a brother, Nixon Jackson, of Mt. Hope; and two granddaughters.
Funeral services were held by the Rev. Phyllis Cox on Monday, December 29, at the Wesley Chapel United Metho-dist Church in Hillsboro. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Hillsboro.
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Nancy Virginia Fowler
Nancy Virginia Fowler, age 75, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was a nurse's aide (retired from Denmar State Hospital), and was a member of Wesley Chapel United Metho-dist Church at Hillsboro.
A native of Hillsboro, she was born October 16, 1928, the daughter of the late Winters and Georgia Morgan Jordan.
Also preceding her in death were her husband, George Warren Fowler, a sister, Francis Trader, and two brothers, Harry Jordan and James Jordan.
Mrs. Fowler is survived by three daughters, Linda McClure and Diana Madison, both of Hillsboro, and Carolyn Cain, of Cameron; a son, David Fowler, of Hillsboro; two sisters, Lucy Vandergrift, of Fairmont, and Mildred Walton, of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, December 28, at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Phyllis Cox, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
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Mary Susan Matheny
Mary Susan Matheny, age 80, of Green Bank, a resident at Pocahontas Center, died at the Center on Tuesday, December 23, 2003.
She was a member of Wesley Chapel Church.
Born at Green Bank December 25, 1922, she was the daughter of Clifford and Olive Mann Hill.
Her husband, Clyde Brown Matheny, is deceased; also deceased are a sister, Dolly Gray Ryder, and two brothers, Neil Hill and Hunter Hill.
Mrs. Matheny is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Ba-ber, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, and Sharon Dakan, of Marlinton; three sons, Gary Matheny and Larry Matheny, both of Green Bank, and Douglas Matheny, of Perry, Ohio; a sister, Ella Nora Hill, of Green Bank; three brothers, Paul Hill and Thurmon Hill, both of Green Bank, and Leroy Hill, of Cedar Grove; fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 26, at Wesley Chapel by the Rev. Tom Hill.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Continuous Care Center.
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Gail T. Geiger
Gail T. Geiger, age 80, of Edray, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Geiger had been a shop foreman at the National Radio Astonomy Observatory at Green Bank.
The son of the late George T. and Fanny Young Geiger, he was born at Edray January 28, 1923.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Geiger.
Surviving him are his wife, Frances Bennett Geiger; a daughter, Judy G. Burgbacher, of Davis; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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Hulet Dolan age 97, of Buckeye, died at The Brick on Monday, December 22, 2003.
The son of George and Hanna Burgess Dolan, he was born at Mill Point April 22, 1906.
He was a former sawmill worker and was a member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving him are his wife, Grace Mitchell Dolan; two daughters, Ethel Radcliff, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Mary Florence, of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania; three sons, Charlie Dolan, of Buckeye, Robert Lee Dolan, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, and Walter Dolan, of Fort Worth, Texas, sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great-granchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Roy Dolan; two sisters and eight brothers.
Burial followed a private family service.
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Ben Taylor Galford
Ben Taylor Galford, age 78, of Dunmore, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday, December 18, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Galford was a farmer and was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, where he contributed many hours of his time to the upkeep of the church and cemetery. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He was born September 16, 1925, at Dunmore, the son of the late Wade C. and Georgia Taylor Galford.
Surviving him are four sisters, Beatrice V. Matheny, of Green Bank, Marie Lowry, of Monterey, Virginia, Gertrude Carpenter, of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Dollie Simmons, of Woodbridge, Virginia.
Deceased are a sister, Beulah Meiss, and a brother, Thomas G. Galford.
Graveside services were held at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Hill on Sunday, December 21, with burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley Chapel Cemetery Fund.
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Frances McCormick Hively
Frances McCormick Hively, age 91, of Elkins, formerly of Marlinton, died Friday, December 19, 2003, at her daughter's home in Elkins.
Ms. Hiveley was a graduate of Marlinton High School and worked as a secretary and bookkeeper and was a member of Marlinton Presbyterian Church. She was active in 4-H, in PTA and Eastern Star.
Born at Campbelltown October 30, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Mina Snyder McCormick.
She is survived by a daughter, Mina Hively Cupp, of Elkins; a son, Robert "Bob" Hively, of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren and seven great-granchildren.
A brother, Robert McCormick, is deceased.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Betty Shields on Tuesday, December 23, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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William Wesley Harper
William Wesley Harper, age 92, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at Broaddus Long Term Center in Philippi.
Mr. Harper was a member of the Pocahotnas County Historical Society, Pocahotnas County Country Club, Marlinton United Methodist Church, Marlinton Rotary Club, a fifty-year member of Masonic Lodge #127, and was on the Board of Directors for the Bank of Marlinton for a number of years.
He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in business. After graduation he taught school in Buckhannon. In 1941 he moved to Marlinton to work for his father in the lumber business. This work was interrupted while he served in Europe with the 87th Infantry Division during World War II. Upon his return in 1945 he continued to work in the lumber business. In the late 1960's he served as Administrator for Denmar State Hospital for a brief period of time before purchasing the Men's Store in Marlinton in 1970 where he worked for six years and retired.
He was born November 28, 1911, in Rock Cave, the son of the late W. W. and Georgia Ruth Harper.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Evah Andrick Harper, and three sisters preceded him in death.
Surviving him are two daughters, Frances Ann Taylor, of Dunmore, and Nancy Rebecca Pottmeyer, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania; a sister, Mildred Fowler; and four grandchildren.
Rev. Betty Shields held graveside services on Saturday morning, December 27, at Mountain View Cemetery. Burial followed with Masonic rites.
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Ray William Arbogast
Ray William Arbogast, age 90, of Wellsburg, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003, in Weirton Geriatric Center.
He was born June 2, 1913, in Circleville, but raised in Durbin, a son of the late Martin and Pauline Arbogast.
He was a retired custodian of Brooke High School and a Protestant by faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Arbogast; two sisters, Mae Bruster and Sally Ervin; and a grandson.
Surviving him are his wife, Leona Mullenax Arbogast, of Weirton; a son, William "Bill" Arbogast, of Wellsburg; a daughter, Joyce Bovee, of Dalzell, South Carolina; a brother, Elmer Arbogast, of Bossier City, Louisiana; four sisters, Darie Arbogast, of Dunmore, Radie Nelson, of Franklin, Ruth Ervin, of Durbin, and Mary Howdyshell, of Andover, Ohio; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
After private services interment was in Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg.
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Michael Meade Curry
Michael Meade Curry, age 46, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died December 22, 2003, at Bruceton Hollow Rock Life Care Center.
The son of the late Ralph White Curry and Margaret Wilson McElwee Curry, Michael was born in Orlando, Florida, January 9, 1957. Michael was a construction worker all of his life and worked at Behlem Company prior to a long illness.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly Hart Curry; one son, Michael Meade Curry, Jr.; five sisters, Diane Jenson, of Sanford, Florida, Sue McDaniel, Sharon Curry, LuAnne Moore, of Orlando, Florida, Mary Dilley, of Marlinton; and two brothers, Ralph Curry, of Lilburn, Georgia, and Bob Curry, of Orlando, Florida.
A viewing was held at Chase Funeral Home in Huntingdon on December 23, followed by a service officiated by Brother Kenny Carr in the Chapel.
Michael was laid to rest at the McElwee Cemetery in Minnehaha Springs on December 27 at 2 p.m. Graveside service was officiated by Rev. Betty Shields.
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Grady R. Underwood
Grady R. Underwood, 63, of Afton, Virginia, died Friday, December 19, 2003 at his residence.
He was born November 2, 1940, in Huntersville, a son of the late Denver and Dolly Madeline Bevel Underwood.
Mr. Underwood was retired from the DuPont Company at Waynesboro, Virginia. He completed over thirty years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and in general loved nature and the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Alice F. Underwood, of Afton; sons, Gary, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, Lowell, of Afton, and David, of Marlinton; daughters, Ami Allen, of Lyndhurst, Virginia, and Kelly Coffey, of Afton; one brother, Louie Underwood, of Winchester, Virginia; sisters, Dorothy Pyles, of Huntersville, Floretta Gordon, of Roanoke, Virginia, Della Fleury, of Ft. Washington, Maryland; Virginia Dendy, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Jo Ann McCoy, of Manassas, Virginia, Rosemary Hoeffer, of Purcellville, Virginia, and Karen Larson, of Huntersville; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton, with burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
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Rufus R. Wimer
Rufus R. Wimer, 79, of Street, Maryland, died at the home of his daughter, Saturday, December 20, 2003.
He was the husband of Adlene Brock Wimer and they had observed their 50th wedding anniversary August 11, 2003.
Mr. Wimer was born in Hillsboro December 17, 1924, a son of the late John and Lela Tenny Wimer.
A carpenter by trade, he was the head of maintenance for Ward & Bosley in Bel Air, Maryland, prior to his retirement. He also farmed all his life, for the last 51 years at his home in Street. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Ronald Wimer, of Street; daughter Shirley Johnson, also of Street; a brother, Clayton Wimer, of Lima, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at the Harkins Funeral Home in Delta, Pennsylvania by the Rev. Robert J. Reter, Jr. He was interred with military honors in Bel Air Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Maryland, 1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.