Nancy Lee Reynolds Parker
Nancy Lee Reynolds Parker, age 84, of Amherst, Ohio, died Saturday, October 11, 2003, at Community Health Partners Hospital, Lorain, Ohio, following many years of poor health.
Born August 12, 1919, in Marlinton, where she was raised and lived until moving to the Amherst area in 1950, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Icen and Thursa Estel Lester Sharp.
Mrs. Parker worked at Nelson Stud Welding in Lorain, Ohio, for 20 years and had been employed part-time at Marion L. Steele High School and Harris Elementary School.
She was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Amherst, Ohio. She was a long-time volunteer at Amherst Hospital and dedicated two years of her life to the care and rehabilitation of her handicapped nephew, Mark Simmons. She enjoyed ceramics, crafts, and needlework.
Preceding her in death were her first husband of 35 years, Robert Clayton Reynolds, in 1975; second husband, Raymond Parker, in 1992; daughter, Ramona Sprague, in 1982; two brothers, James Icen Sharp and Marvin Lanty "Jim" Sharp; four sisters, Leva Sharp, Janie Simmons, Dolly Skeens, and Lutricia "Pete" Stimeling.
Surviving her are three sons, Bill Reynolds, of Oberlin, Ohio, Jack Reynolds, of Amherst, Ohio, and Rob Rey-nolds, of Grafton, Ohio; three daughters, Barbara Balzer, of Vermilion, Ohio, Katherine Dow, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Shirley Radefeld, of Belton, Texas; two sisters, Fay Doss and Ann Gibson, both of Marlinton; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday morning, October 15, 2003, at St. Peter United Church of Christ, Amherst, Ohio, with the Rev. Mark Pemberton officiating. Burial was in Crownhill Cemetery Amherst.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter United Church of Christ, 582 Church Street, Amherst, Ohio 44001.
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Pauline Shrader Morgan
Pauline Shrader Morgan, age 90, formerly of St. Albans and a resident of Broadmore Assisted Living in Hurricane, died on Friday, January 23, 2004, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.
Born March 28, 1913, in Pocahontas County, she was the daughter of the late Ira Bliss Shrader and Dora Blanche Hively Shrader. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Blake H. Shrader, and one sister, Ruthie Shrader Lentz.
She was married on August 4, 1935, to Eugene D. Morgan, who preceded her in death in 1994 after 59 years of marriage.
She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, a charter member of the Fine Arts Department of the St. Albans Woman's Club, Chapter 79 of the Eastern Star, the St. Albans Historical Society, the Pocahontas County Historical Society, the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, and the W.C.T.U.
Mrs. Morgan is survived by her son, Tommy S. Morgan, of Charleston; daughter, Jean Ann Allhoff, of Arlington, Virginia; son, Paul D. Morgan, of Hackettstown, New Jersey; two grandsons and four granddaughters.
Her body was donated to the Human Gift Registry of the University of West Virginia.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in St. Albans at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Andrew Memorial Fund, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177.
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Herbert Wright, age 61, of Shamrock, Snowshoe, died December 22, 2003, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, after a short illness.
Mr. Wright was formerly a commercial fisherman on the Gulf of Mexico; he owned his own business, built and installed marble counter tops, was a carpenter, carpet-layer, and master electrician. For the past 20 years of his life he worked on Snowshoe Mountain. His last position before retirement was resident manager of Shamrock at Snowshoe.
The son of Marion Carl and Winfred Wright, he was born May 29, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan.
He was twice married, to Patricia Ellis, of Venice, Florida, in 1962 and to Pat Bass, also of Venice, Florida, in 1982.
A brother, Marion, and two sisters, Esquelyn and Arlene, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are two brothers, Raymond Wright, of Princeton, Kentucky, and Larry Wright, of Nikomis, Florida; five sisters, Kay Whitehead, of Wesleyan, Michigan, Helen Winter, of Boarhead, Arizona, Joan Hendershot and Evelyn Calhooen, both of Nikomis, Florida, and Sandra Strothers, of Westland, Michigan; children, Sherri Crouse and Herbie, Jr., both of North Fort Myers, Florida, Tammy Shifflett and Patricia Peters, both of New Port Richey, Florida.
His body was cremated.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. this Saturday, January 31, at the Big Springs Presbyterian Church, Linwood, at the foot of Snowshoe Mountain, by the Rev. Dan Macgill. His ashes will be spread half over the Gulf of Mexico and half in West Virginia over Snowshoe Mountain.
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Bessie Ann Gray
Bessie Ann Gray, age 81, of Bacova, Virginia, formerly of Frost, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004.
Former owner of Gray's General Store and Service Station in Frost, she was a member of Frost United Methodist Church.
She was born on Droop Mountain August 30, 1922, the daughter of Quincy and Fannie Mae Cutlip.
Her husband, Robert L. Gray, Sr., (1906-1970), a sister, Blanch Cutlip, and a brother, Lloyd Cutlip, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are a daughter, Joyce Ann Baldwin, of Bacova; two sons, Robert Lee Gray, Jr., of Durbin, and Thomas Abram (Butch) Gray, of Mitchell, Virginia; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in Marlinton at VanReenen Funeral Home Friday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. David Rittenhouse and the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse. Burial will be at the Old Droop Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday night at VanReenen Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Bath County Emergency Relief Fund, c/o Bertha Hise, Warm Springs, Virginia 24484.
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Theodore Darius Moore, Jr.
Theodore Darius Moore, Jr., age 74, died January 20, 2004, in Johnston Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Marlinton on June 20, 1929, and was the son of the late Theodore D. Moore, Sr., and Mary Cochran Moore.
Ted was a proud graduate of West Virginia University with a B.S. in Mining Engineering. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retiree of Clinchfield Coal Company where he was Chief Engineer.
Most recently, Ted was a resident of Westhaven Retirement Living where he was an avid reader of the Bible and enjoyed playing bingo. He was a member of Abingdon Baptist Church.
Ted was a strong willed survivor of an automobile accident in 1977. While it forever changed his life, it never affected his love and devotion as a husband and father.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Shinaberry Moore, of Abingdon, Virginia, five children, Theodore D. Moore, III, of Marlinton, Joseph E. Moore, of Manteo, North Carolina, Stephanie Moore Costarakis, of Nashville, Tennessee, John A. Moore, of Northern Virginia, and Amy E. Moore, of Johnson City, Tennessee, and five grandchildren.
On January 23, 2004, services were held at Edray United Methodist Church with burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton.
Contributions may be made to the West Virginia University Foundation, PO Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507, in memory of Theodore Darius Moore, Jr., class of 1953.
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Jessie Snyder Smith
Jessie Snyder Smith, 83, formerly of Daniels and Manor House, died Sunday, January 25, 2004 at Sunbridge Pine Lodge after a long illness.
Born on Buffalo Mountain in Pocahontas County on January 24, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Fannie Hollen Snyder.
She grew up on a farm near Green Bank and graduated from Marlinton High School. After marrying and raising three daughters, she became a Licensed Practical Nurse at the age of 51.
Jessie lived at Manor House on Johnstown Road for many years, where she was active in the Association. She was a member of the Beckley Regular Baptist Church where she taught primary age Sunday School and Bible School Classes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mollie Snyder Sheets and Mae Snyder Gillispie; and two brothers, Lowell and Kerth Snyder. Her grandson, Brent Walker, died in October 2000.
Jessie is survived by three daughters, Helen Smith Walker, of Beckley, Nancy Smith Craig, of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and Deatra Smith, of Nashville, Tennessee; one grandson, one great-granddaughter; her sisters, Helen Felton, of Stephens City, Virginia, Eleanor Locke, of Herndon, Virginia, Delores Pepoon, of Vanceburg, Kentucky, Doris Ratcliff, of Sterling, Virginia, and Anna Lee Bailey of Seminole, Florida; two brothers, Neil Snyder of Green Bank and Robert Snyder of Seminole, Florida; and her former husband, and good friend, Charles E. Smith of Daniels.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation or Arthritis Research.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 31, 2004, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Malcolm Brownlee officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.