Patricia Ann Doyle
Patricia Ann Doyle, age 64, of Durbin, died at her home in Durbin on Friday, April 2, 2004.
Mrs. Doyle was a bank teller at the First National Bank as a young woman. She was a troop leader for Brownies, member of the Girl Scouts and Cadets, and member of PTA.
Born March 1, 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret Bankert Latz.
Surviving her are her husband of 43 years, George Joseph Doyle; two daughters, Carol Kepner and Donna Atwater, both of Glen Burnie, Maryland; two sons, Michael Doyle, of Glen Burnie, and Joseph Doyle, of Severn, Maryland; a sister, Joanne Schafer, of Baltimore, Maryland; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Singleton Funeral Chapel in Glen Burnie. Burial was in the Glen Haven Cemetery.
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Claude C. Ray
Claude C. Ray, age 87, of Friars Hill, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after a long illness.
A native of Renick, he was born May 6, 1916, the son of the late Hiram and LuDema Goodman Ray.
He was retired from the Postal Service after serving 41 years as Postmaster at Friars Hill. He was a member of the Band of Hope Baptist Church, where he had served as Sunday School Superintendent, Teacher, Deacon, Trustee, Treasurer, and Lay Speaker. He was a graduate in 1936 from Williamsburg High School.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Hilda Snedegar Ray, on September 10, 1996, sisters, Bina Faulkner and Mattie Cockerham, and brothers, Mack and Tom Ray.
Mr. Ray is survived by five children, Peggy Wilfong, of Lewisburg, Brinda Renick, of Frankford, James Ray, of Arbovale, Judy Burns, of Frankford, and Ronald Ray, of Friars Hill; fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Lucy Stidom, of White Sulphur Springs; brother, Roy Ray, of Renick.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg by Pastors Jimmy Groves and Reginald Berry with grandsons as pall bearers. Burial was in Morningside Cemetery in Renick.
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Hubert Raymond Galford
Hubert Raymond Galford, age 75, of Hurricane, died at home April 5, 2004, after a short illness.
He was born on Back Mountain, Cass, on June 27, 1928. His parents were Roscoe Lee Galford and Carrie Sutton Galford, both of whom preceded him in death.
He lived with his grandparents, Winters W. and Nannie Gordan Sutton, on their farm. While attending school, he lived with his aunt and uncle, H. Kyle and Blanche Sutton Curtis, and graduated from Marlinton High School in 1946.
He served in the Army of Occupation in Korea, where he attained the rank of Sergeant. He then attended and graduated from Davis and Elkins College with a BS degree. He was employed at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, Virginia, as Supervisor of Clinical Education, and established the Physical Therapy Department at the West Virginia Rehabilitation Center, where he served for 30 years as Chief of the Physical Therapy Department. He then worked for Americare Corp. at Teays Valley and Dunbar. Over his career, he served as Adjunct Instructor for Clinical Instruction in Rehabilitation at MCV School of Physical Therapy, Duke University, Florida State University, the University of Kentucky, Ohio State Univer-sity, West Virginia University and Loma Linda University, California. He attended The Catholic Church of the Ascension in Hurricane.
Mr. Galford is survived by his wife, Maria, of Hurricane, and son, Hugh Scott, of Washington, D.C.
Memorial service was held Wednesday morning at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Father Neil Buchlein officiating. His remains will be returned to Pocahontas County.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice Care, Inc., 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.
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Margaret Bertha Dilley Reynolds, age 82, of Edray, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of Edray United Methodist Church and Edray United Methodist Women.
Born in Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late Vency F. Dilley, Sr., and Bessie McElwain Dilley.
She was the widow of the late Randolph Aaron Reynolds. A sister, Marceline Ball, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Reynolds is survived by a daughter, Linda Diane Reynolds Clifton; a sister, Marion Green, of Boca Raton, Florida; two brothers, Vency F. (Sonny) Dilley, Jr., of Marlinton, and David Dilley, of Braintree, Massachusetts; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Edray United Methodist Church Friday afternoon by the Rev. Robert Mann, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Edray United Methodist Church or Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
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Goldie Ellen Burgess
Goldie Ellen Burgess, age 68, of Buckeye, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, in New Creek.
Mrs. Burgess was retired from Denmar State Hospital. She was a member of Worldwide Church of God.
Born September 9, 1935, at Buckeye, she was the daughter of Lee A. and Binnie Bell Copenhaver Hammons.
Others preceding her in death were her husband, Edgar F. Burgess; a son, Franklin L. Burgess; and five brothers, Okie Hammons, Lacy Hammons, Cecil Hammons, Harold Hammons, and James Hammons.
Surviving her are two sons, Kenny A. Burgess, of New Creek, and Keith A.. Burgess, of Buckeye; two sisters, Mazie Burgess, of Marlinton, and Helen Friel, of Buckeye; two brothers, Dewey Hammons and Theodore Hammons, both of Marlinton; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home by Warren Wilson. Burial was in the Kee Cemetery.
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Nell Barlow Shrader
Nell Watson Barlow Shrader, age 95, of Hillsboro, a resident of the Pocahontas Continuous Care Center, died April 5, 2004.
Born November 13, 1908, in Huntersville, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Barlow and Mabel Wagner Barlow.
She was married to Blake H. Shrader, who preceded her in death.
In addition to her husband and parents, others preceding her in death were five sisters, Madeline McComb, Myrtle Atkins, Louise McNeel, Juanita Patterson, Evelyn Wiliams, and a brother, Maynard Barlow.
Mrs. Shrader is survived by one sister, Lucille Burns, of Marlinton.
She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, with visitation an hour before services.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church.
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Gary R. Burks
Gary R. Burks, age 52, of Mill Point, died Monday April 5, 2004.
The son of Earl and Lorraine Wamsley Burks, he was born at Marlinton August 17, 1951.
He was a logger and served in the Army in Vietnam.
Surviving him are his parents; two sons, Jeremy T. Burks, of Ronceverte, and Wes O. Burks, of Hillsboro; and a brother, Earl Burks, Jr., of Hillsboro.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Charles Tripplett.