Twila Marie Calhoun Basil
Twila Marie Calhoun Basil, 82, of Elkins, passed away Monday, February 16, 2004, at her residence.
She was born January 12, 1922, at Brush Run, Boyer, a daughter of the late Arlie Ray "Blackie" and Neva Hester Kennedy Calhoun. On April 30, 1955, she was married to Harry William Basil, who preceded her in death March 12, 1974.
Mrs. Basil is survived by three sons, William B. Basil and Jon R. Basil, both of Elkins, and Larry O'Donnell, of Bradenton, Florida; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Lou Dilley, of Marlinton, Betty Jean Fowler, of Mechanicsville, Virginia; and two brothers, Gerald Calhoun, of Titusville, Florida, and Charles Calhoun, of Marlinton.
She attended Pocahontas County Schools and graduated from Green Bank High School in 1940. She graduated from the Davis Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1943 and was a Registered Nurse for 37 years at Davis Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Basil was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elkins and Women's Circle No. 2. She was a member of the Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was an active member of the Nurses Alumni Association.
Funeral services are Thursday, February 19, in the Tomblyn Funeral Home Chapel in Elkins with the Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating. Interment will follow at Elkins Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Faith and Action Visionary Fund c/o First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins WV 26241.
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Goldie C. Armstrong
Goldie Catherine Armstrong, age 83, of Buckeye, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, at Pocahontas Center, Marlinton.
Mrs. Armstrong was born June 2, 1920, on Elk, the daughter of the late George L. and Bessie C. Jackson Mace.
She was a housewife and a member of the Edray United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Lonnie W. Armstrong, is deceased. Others preceding her in death include a daughter, Zetta Bryant; a son, Harold Armstrong; two sisters, Susie Ramsey and Brownie Mace; and five brothers, Luther Mace, Clyde Mace, George Mace, John Mace, and Willie Mace.
Surviving her are a daughter, Lucille G. Kramer, of Pennsylvania; four sons, Lonnie Armstrong, Lloyd Armstrong, and Robert Armstrong, all of Buckeye, and Ira Armstrong, of Rainelle; five sisters, Daisy Hayslett and Annie Bowers, of Marlinton, Mary G. Hannah, of Alderson, Betty Armstrong, of Buckeye, and Evelyn Turner, of Stony Bottom; three brothers, Lewis Mace, of Short Gap, and Julian Mace and Dale Mace, both of Durbin; twenty-nine grand-children, fifty great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home on Monday morning by the Revs. Bob Mann and Jack Burks. Burial was in the Armstrong Cemetery.
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David Ray Underwood
David Ray Underwood, age 43, of Marlinton, died Saturday, February 14, 2004.
Mr. Underwood, a carpenter and an Army veteran, was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
He was born October 24, 1960, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Ivan Underwood and Dorothy Underwood.
Surviving him are his wife, Mary Jane Turner Underwood; two daughters, Shawn Phillips, of Burford, Georgia, and Karen Phillips, of Horton, Alabama; a son, Kevin Phillips, of Marlinton; a sister, Lisa Landis, of Waynesboro, Virginia; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by Harry Whiting. Burial will be in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home.