Ethel Louise McDaniel
Ethel Louise McDaniel, age 94, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, in Las Vegas.
A native of West Virginia, she was the daughter of Charles Leonard McDowell and Hattie Lelis Price McDowell.
Her husband, Lacy Telford McDaniel, preceded her in death on January 16, 1975.
Surviving her are two sons, Robert K. McDaniel, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, and Larry Joe McDaniel, of Las Vegas; a sister, Kathleen Dingess, of Charleston; two grandchildren, eight great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, were three brothers, Charles, Louis Gray and Richard McDowell; two sisters, Ruth Cook and Mildred Farrish; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday at Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Organ Cave.
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Thomas L. Houchin
Thomas L. Houchin, age 81, of Summersville, died Tuesday, February 17, 2004, at his home.
A native of Pocahontas County, he was born August 6, 1922, at Cass, the son of the late Elmer and Mattie Beverage Houchin.
He was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church at Summersville, a retired chemical operator at FMC Corporation in South Charleston, and a Navy Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Ilene Groves Houchin; two daughters, Jackie Houchin, of Summersville, and Judy Birchfield, of Hurricane; two sisters, Dolly Milam, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Ruby Phillips, of Clarksville, Virginia; four granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held February 19 at the Memorial United Methodist Church at Summersville by the Rev. Damon Rhodes, with burial in the Mount Vernon Cemetery at Glade Creek.
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Stanley Lewis Pollard, Sr.
Stanley Lewis Pollard, Sr., age 80, of Orange Springs, Florida, died Tuesday, February 17, 2004, at VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. Born in Meherrin, Virginia, on July 27, 1923, he moved to Florida in 1982.
He was a retired sawmill owner and served in the US Army during World War II. He was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his first wife and caregiver, Annie M. Crenshaw; daughters, Brenda J. Hewett and Faye Hamilton and son Stanley L. Pollard, Jr., all of Orange Springs, Florida. He is also survived by his second wife, Mildred Zuccarelli, of Tampa, Florida; sons, Michael and Calvin Pollard, of Hopewell, Virginia, and Wayne Pollard, of Marlinton; stepdaughter, Denise Burgess, of Marlinton; sisters, Martha Sharp, of Richmond, Virginia, and Mamie Schmidt, of Sayerville, New Jersey, and many grandchildren. Burial was in Ocala, Florida, with military honors.
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June Baker, age 53, of Webster Springs, died at her home on Friday, February 20, 2004, after a brief illness.
She was born June 15, 1950, in Webster Springs, the daughter of the late Dottie Carpenter Agner.
Surviving her are her husband, David F. Baker; daughter, Mrs. Marzella Hamrick, of Winfield; two grandchildren; brother, Ham Agner, of Covington, Virginia; and four sisters, Carla May, of Marlinton, Zoe Sullivan, of Ansted, Jo Sydenstricker, of Millboro, Virginia, and Alice Mongold, of Petersburg.
Mrs. Baker was a member of Cherry Falls Chapel, where she was a Sunday School teacher, very active with Bible School and Christmas plays.
Funeral services were held Monday at Dodd and Reed Funeral Home by Sam Nichols. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Curtin.
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Genevieve Benita McCoy
Genevieve Benita McCoy, age 96, a resident of Pocahontas Center in Marlinton, died at the Center on Friday, February 20, 2004.
Mrs. McCoy was a homemaker and was a retired employee of Denmar State Hospital. She attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of Rebekah Lodge and Pocahontas County Senior Citizens.
Born July 22, 1907, on Bruffey's Creek, she was the daughter of the late Dock R. Vaughan and Margaret Hindgardner Vaughan.
Her husband, Lanty John McCoy, is deceased. Also deceased are a daughter, Betty R. Weatherholt Black; two sons, Harry R. McCoy and William M. McCoy; a sister, Eunice Vaughan Miller; four brothers, Francis Vaughan, Robert Vaughan, Smith Vaughan, and Mason Vaughan; and a grandson, Thomas J. McCoy, Jr.
Mrs. McCoy is survived by two daughters, Garnett V. Sharp, of Marlinton, and Judith A. Cutlip, of Hillsboro; two sons, Thomas J. McCoy, of Hot Springs, Virginia, and Leo R. (Red) McCoy, of Lewisburg; twelve grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Phyllis Cox, with burial in Sunset Cemetery at Jacox.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Center Auxiliary.
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Beulah Grace Pritt
Beulah Grace Pritt, age 79, of Buckeye, died Wednesday, February 18, 2004, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
She was born January 8, 1925, in Bath County, Virginia. Her mother, Liza Pritt, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are two daughters, Helen F. Parker, of Frankford, and Brenda Sue Smith, of Marlinton; two sons, Curtis L. Pritt and Roger W. Pritt, both of Buckeye; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildlren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Two sisters are deceased, Ireta Jeffries and Virginia Combs.
Funeral services were held Sunday at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Lloyd Arbogast. Burial was in the Ruckman Cemetery.
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William A. Stadler
William A. Stadler, age 92, of Calvin, died Saturday, February 21, 2004, at Summersville Hospital.
He was a retired computer analyst and a member of the Lutheran Church. He was a member of AFGE.
A native of Wapakoneta, Ohio, he was born March 20, 1911, the son of the late John and Jo Anna Baker Stadler.
Mr. Stadler is survived by his wife, Sue Ann Jack Stadler; a daughter, Joyce Shivler, of Tipp City, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
A son, William Stadler, and two sisters are deceased.
Graveside services in Mountain View Cemetery were held Monday morning by the Rev. Robert Mann.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Fund.
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George Junior Simmons
George Junior Simmons, age 67, of Covington, Virginia, died Sunday, February 22, 2004, at Alleghany Regional Hospital at Low Moor, Virginia.
He was the husand of Rosemary Hipes Simmons.
Mr. Simmons was born January 24, 1937, in Frank, a sons of the late Harry George Simmons and Sylvia Lambert Simmons.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Mr. Simmons retired from Hercules, Inc./AET, where he worked in the Spinning Department as an operator on the third floor. He was a graduate of the Covington High School Class of 1955. Mr. Simmons was a member of the Alleghany Bass Masters and the American Bass Association and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving him are his wife of forty-nine years, Rosemary; two daughters, Deborah Simmons May and Terrie Simmons Campbell, both of Covington; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Price officiating, assisted by Rev. Jere King. Interment in Long Dale Baptist Church Cemetery, Oriskiney.
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Joseph C. Gluck
Joseph Clay Gluck, age 89, of Morgantown, died February 18, 2004.
He was born on January 31, 1915, at Auburn, to Howard and Dora Zinn Gluck. He graduated from Bethany College in 1936, the Yale Divinity School in 1942, and did post graduate work at Harvard and Oxford Universities.
Gluck worked at West Virginia University for 70 years, starting in 1933 as a youth counselor at Jackson's Mill. During World War II he served as a Navy chaplain. After the war he returned to WVU as Veteran's Coordinator. In 1949, he was appointed Dean of Students. He retired in 1980 as Vice-president of Student Affairs and became a Special Counselor to Students, the position he held until his death.
Gluck received numerous honors for his work at WVU, including being inducted into the Order of Vandalia, the school's highest honor. A life-long member of 4-H, he was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2003. He also has been recognized for his community work in Morgantown.
He was a minister of the American Baptist Convention and served several churches in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, including the historic Forks-of-Cheat Baptist Church for 28 years. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Morgantown.
Survivors include two daughters, Susannah Glomb, of Arlington, Virginia, and Alice Crosland, of Miami, Florida; one son, Christopher Gluck, of Morgantown; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Hannah Gluck, in 2002, and two sisters, Lanore Rudy and Edna Deem. His wife was a native of Cass.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Creative Arts Center at WVU. An interment service will be held at the Arbovale Cemetery in July.
Memorial gifts may be made to the "Joseph Gluck Memorial Fund," WVU Foundation, P. O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507. This fund will be used to support student needs and programs