Harry B. Horner
Harry B. Horner, age 85, of Fairlea, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
A native of Green Bank, he was born June 3, 1918, the son of the late James Ray and Inez Oliver Horner.
Mr. Horner was of the Baptist Faith, was a World War II Navy veteran, and was a retired security guard for Martin Marietta.
A son, Danny Horner, preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Horner, of Fairlea, and Sharon Coulter, of Clintonville; two sons, Jack Horner, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Steve Horner, of Pensacola, Florida; two sisters, Gertrude Taylor, of Green Bank, and Naomi McQuain, of Dunmore; a brother, Neil Horner, of Dunmore; thirteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 27, at 1 p.m., in the Arbovale Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
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Marie Arbogast Kramer
Bertie Marie Arbogast Kramer, age 88, of Buckeye, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 19, 2004, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Kramer was a teacher's aide at Hillsboro School for many years. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Born May 24, 1915, at Arbovale, she was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Margie Beard Arbogast.
Her husband, Joseph R. Kramer, Sr., is deceased. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Ralph M. Arbogast and Richard Y. Arbogast.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Margie (Midge) Fisher, of Kingstree, South Carolina; a son, Joseph R. Kramer, Jr., of Buckeye; a sister, Opal Keen, of Marlinton; and a brother, Argile C. Arbogast, of Buckeye; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at Grace Baptist Church by Pastor Bryan Treadway assisted by Rev. Gail Cutlip. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.
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Gretchel Hallie Allen
Gretchel Hallie Allen, age 79, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia.
Mrs. Allen was of the Methodist faith.
She was born at Mace April 7, 1924, the daughter of the late Adger and Hava Bolt Bostic.
She was the widow of Alex Allen. Others preceding her in death were three sisters, Pearl Rucker, Martha Roman, and Lenvy Wilfong, and five brothers, Joe Bostic, Randolph Bostic, Jess Bostic, Jack Bostic, and Clarence Bostic.
Surviving her are three daughters, Huberta Vance, of Nettie, Barbara Combs, of Covington, Virginia, and Brenda Dean, of Buckeye; two sons, Johnny Allen and Walter Allen, both of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Saturday, March 20, by Pastor Harry Crockett. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro.
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George Douglas Dunbrack, age 62, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley. He had been hospitalized since Thursday after complications developed in his treatment for cancer.
Mr. Dunbrack was the present Mayor of the Town of Marlinton, being first elected to that position in 1981, and had served as Director of Pioneer Days for about thirty years. He was a member of Marlinton Rotary Club and Marlinton Moose. Active throughout the state, he was a member of the West Virginia Municipal League, West Virginia Fairs and Festivals, served on the Board of Region IV Development Council, was a Director of First Citizens Bank, and president of Dun-Han, Inc.
The son of the late Winters A. and Virginia Reynolds Dunbrack, he was born at Campbelltown February 3, 1942. He was married to the late Donna Jean Weiford Dunbrack.
Surviving him are a daughter, Addie Buckley Dunbrack Pennington, of Barboursville; three step-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Dunbrack, of Marlinton; and three sisters, Phyllis Jackson, of Charlottesville, Virginia, Anita Nelson, of Marlinton, and Brenda Sue Vickery, of Valdosta, Georgia.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Marlinton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Mann and the Rev. Betty Shields. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas County Pioneer Days Association.
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Patrick Dale Fowler, Sr.
Patrick Dale Fowler, Sr., of Baltimore, Maryland, died tragically in an auto collision on February 29, 2004, in Maryland.
Born July 18, 1922, he was the youngest of eight children born to Winters and Margaret Fowler, of Hillsboro.
He served in the Navy and Air Force and in 1943 married Dorothy Hall, of Hillsboro.
In 1951 he moved his family to Baltimore, where he was employed as a master machinist for Martin Marietta. At 65, he retired. In his retirement he skillfully crafted trains made from brass, which earned him the nickname of "The Train Man" in Baltimore.
He has revisited Hillsboro in his RV Camper many times throughout his life, visiting family and friends and fishing on the Greenbrier.
He is survived by his wife; sons and daughters, Robert J. Fowler, Donna Griller, Patrick D. Fowler, Jr.; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
He was buried with honors at Holly Hills Cemetery in Baltimore on March 3.
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Charles Richard Meador, Sr.
Charles Richard Meador, Sr., age 70, of Kent, Ohio, died in March, 2004..
Mr. Meadow was born July 22, 1933, in Charleston, son of the late Leonard and Nelle Meador. He was raised in Cass, where his father was a bookkeeper for Mower Lumber Company, and graduated from Green Bank High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Besides his parents and a daughter, Bobbie Jean, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Meador.
Surviving him are his wife of 49 years, Carolyn (Sue) Meador; children, Chuck Meador and Pam Konig; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Leonard Meador and Roger Meador.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 18, at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, Norton, Ohio, by Pastor William J. Moore. Burial was at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Union Missionary Baptist Church, 4131 Swain Dr., Norton, Ohio 44203.
Mrs. Meador's address is 3957 Middlesex Ave., Kent, Ohio 44240