Mary C. McGraw
Mary C. McGraw of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday January 7, 2004, in St Luke's Quakertown Hospital. She was 62 years old and formerly of Pocahontas County.
She was the wife of Paul D. McGraw. They were married 41 years last August.
Born in Clover Lick, she was the daughter of the late James and Hallie Grimes Circosta.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Michael and Mark, both of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and Bruce, of Allentown, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Donald Circosta, of Hillsboro, and Brown McCarty, of Marietta, Georgia; and five sisters, Linda Irvine, of Perry, Ohio, Judy Wilfong, of Richlandtown, Pennsylvania, Charlotte Thomas, of Frankford, Sandy Circosta, of White Sulphur Springs, and Jane Beverage, of Marlinton. Also surviving is a grandson.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Charles and Grandville.
Services were held Saturday at C. R. Strunk Funeral Home in Quakerstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, High Point Professional Building, 700 Horizon Circle, Suite 201, Chalfont, PA 18914.
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Brownie Kathleen Kelley
Brownie Kathleen Kelley, age 92, of Frost, and a resident of Greenbrier Manor in Ronceverte, died January 5, 2004, at the Manor.
The daughter of the late Ellis M. and Minnie Sharp Bussard, she was born August 20, 1911, at Dunmore. She was a homemaker and member of the Frost United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tharp G. Kelley; two brothers, Dennis Clark and E. Clyde Bussard; five sisters, Lula Dilley, Eva McCollan, Myrtle Gorrell, Bessie Chestnut and Blanche Chestnut; and a granddaughter, Elaine K. Faulknier.
Surviving her are her son, Kenneth G. Kelley, of Frost; daughter, Sharon F. Stephens, of Las Vegas, Nevada; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at Frost United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clyde Gum and the Rev. Robert Shields officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frost United Methodist Church, Frost Volunteer Fire Department or Pocahontas Memorial Auxiliary.
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Grace McLaughlin Shelton
Stella Grace McLaughlin Shelton, age 95, of Huntersville, died Sunday, January 11, 2004, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was a former Medical Technician at Stephens Clinic Hospital at Welch, and was a member of the Huntersville United Methodist Church.
Born at Huntersville October 31, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Pearl Dilley McLaughlin.
She was the widow of the late Arthur R. Shelton. Two brothers, Lloyd McLaughlin and Edward H. McLaughlin, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Shelton is survived by two sons, Dr. John H. Shelton, of Houston, Texas, and William R. (Bill) Shelton, of Marlinton; a sister, Margaret McLaughlin Deputy, of Huntersville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. Robert Shields. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Huntersville United Methodist Church and/or Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
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Euva Grey Brown Roberts
Euva Grey Brown Roberts, age 89, a resident of Pocahontas Center, died at the Center on Sunday, January 11, 2004.
She was a former waitress and cook.
The daughter of the late James Smith Brown and Rosie Nell Lyons Brown, she was born at Modoc on April 19, 1914.
In addition to her parents, those preceding her in death were her husband, Roy Ellis Roberts; a daughter, Olive Marie Roberts; son, Denver Roberts; five sisters, Ora Rachel Morrison, Stella May Byrd, Lottie Alec Brown, LouElla Brown, and Clora Nell Brown; and a brother, Harry Lockard Brown.
Mrs. Roberts is survived by four daughters, Pauline Cales, of Rupert, Iva Jane Williams, of Hillsboro, Lena Mae Keaveney, of Lewisburg, and Brenda Sue Dean, of Marlinton; two sons, Harvey Wayne Roberts, of Hillsboro, and Arnold Roberts, of Galveston, Texas; twenty grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Van-Reenen Funeral Home Chapel by Pastors Jack Burks and Buddy Crockett, with burial in the McCarty Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Diabetes Association.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
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Mary Elizabeth Anderson
Mary Elizabeth Anderson, age 82, of Marlinton, died at her home Sunday, January 11, 2004.
Mrs. Anderson had worked as housekeeper at the Alpine Hotel in Marlinton. She was a member of the Marlinton United Methodist Church.
Born July 22, 1921, at Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Harmon and Ruth McLaughlin Dilley.
She was the widow of Millard (Dick) Anderson. A brother, Cameron Dilley, is also deceased.
Surviving her is a daughter, Marilyn P. Goode, of Marlinton, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Van-Reenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Mann, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Mayona A. McLaughlin
Mayona A. McLaughlin, age 72, of Marlinton, died January 7, 2004, at her home after an extended illness.
She was born November 20, 1931, in Marlinton, the daughter of the late Henry C. and Cameron Hoover Astin.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy L. McLaughlin, and her brothers, William H. and Robert L. Astin.
She was an Avon representative, former owner of the Chic Inn Restaurant, member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church and attended Campbelltown United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Pocahontas County Democratic Women.
Survivors include her daughters, Nikada J. "Nicki" Felton and Sara Jane "Janie" Wilfong, both of Marlinton; son, David Lee "Davy" McLaughlin, also of Marlinton; sisters, Helen "Dit" Kellison, of Marlinton, Frances "Hank" Buzzard, of Richmond, Virginia, Polly Goldizen, of Beverly, Dinah Hefner and Susie A. Lane, both of Marlinton; grandchildren, Rusty and Curt Felton, Kristi Shisler, Derek McLaughlin and Deanna Gladwell; great-grandchildren, Wesley Felton, Lauren and Waylon Shisler, Haiden Gladwell, and Kyra Mc- Laughlin.
Services were held Sunday, January 11, at VanReenen Funeral Home, with son-in-law Sam Felton officiating. Burial followed in Brown's Mountain Cemetery, Huntersville.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Marlinton Rescue Squad or the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department.
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Sylvia F. Sharp
Sylvia Virginia Friel Sharp, age 84, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died on January 10, 2004.
She was the daughter of Dee and Mary Friel and was born in Marlinton on July 3, 1919.
A graduate of Marlinton High School, she moved to Cincinnati after marriage to L. D. (Dave) Sharp, Jr. There she helped open and run Sharp's Jewelers until the birth of their only child, Linda. At this time she chose to stay home with her.
Mrs. Sharp was a member of the Eastern Star and the United Methodist Church in Cincinnati.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Friel, and two sisters, Madeline Decker and Genevieve Shaw.
She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Linda Dee Sharp, of Slaty Fork; one brother, Kerth Friel, of Marlinton; and two grandchildren, Mathew Eduardo, of Cincinnati, and Bridget Carroll, of Slaty Fork.
A memorial service was held Monday in Cincinnati. A funeral service was held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Sharps Historical B&B in Slaty Fork. Graveside service and burial were at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Sharp Cemetery in Slaty Fork. The Rev. Robert Mann officiated at both local services.
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Mary L. Moore
Mary Louise Moore, age 75 years, a resident of Tenth Street, Elkins, died Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at the home of her brother, Troy Moore, of Elkins, following an extended illness with cancer.
She was born January 15, 1928, at Durbin, a daughter of the late David N. and Nola White Moore. She was never married.
She is survived by one brother, Troy S. Moore, of Elkins, and a very close and dear friend of more than 50 years, Elizabeth L. Harris, of Elkins.
She attended the schools of Green Bank. She graduated from Green Bank High School and Parkersburg Business College. In 1997, she retired from the Department of Health and Human Services. She was a Methodist by faith.
Funeral services were held Friday at Tomblyn Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Frank Naglic with burial in the Bethel Cemetery, Durbin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 315 Railroad Ave., Elkins, WV 26241.