Kathleen Nottingham Stewart
Kathleen Ruth "Kitty" Nottingham Stewart, 89, of Charleston, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2004, in Charleston.
Kitty was born December 4, 1914, in Boyer, the youngest of seven children born to Zack and Jessie Nottingham. She graduated from Green Bank High School and went into nursing training at City Hospital, Morgantown, where she became a registered nurse.
She took post-graduate training at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she studied operating room techniques. She nursed at Marlinton, then returned to Morgantown, where she met and married Charles B. Stewart, Jr., on October 10, 1941.
Kitty stayed home to care for her family until the youngest child started to school. She then went back into nursing, and was an operating room supervisor at the time she retired from St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, in 1976. After she retired, she did volunteer work for the American Red Cross blood donor program.
She is preceded in death by her brothers, Julian, Jim, Kerth and Bruce Nottingham, and sisters, Mildred Billingsley and Willa Whanger. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Charles B. Stewart, Jr.; children, Rosemary Weaver, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Linda Aufmuth, of Tucson, Arizona, Susan Boyer of Daniels, Chuck Stewart, of Vero Beach, Florida; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A memorial service was held on April 17, 2004, at Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charleston, with the Rev. A. D. Ellison officiating. Kitty's ashes will be buried at Arbovale Cemetery in May. Memorial gifts are accepted at Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, ATTN: Development Office, PO Box 9301, Morgantown, WV, 26506-9301 to be used for Alzheimer's research.
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Opal E. Keen
Opal E. Keen, age 93, of Arbovale, died Monday, April 19, 2004. She was a resident of Pocahontas Center.
The daughter of the late Walter A. and Margie Beard Arbogast, she was born at Arbovale July 2, 1910.
Mrs. Keen was the widow of L. D. Keen. Others preceding her in death were her parents, a son, John A. Webb, a sister, Marie Kramer; and two brothers, Richard Y. Arbogast and Ralph M. Arbogast.
Surviving her are a daughter, Margaret Sutton, of Greenwood, Indiana; a brother, Argile C. Arbogast, of Mill Point; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the Arbovale Cemetery by Lloyd Arbogast.
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Mary Gresham Dilley
Mary Gresham Dilley, age 86, of Baltimore, Maryland, died March 15, 2004, in The Wesley Methodist Nursing Home.
Born in Charleson, she and her husband, Alfred Dilley, formerly of Clover Lick, relocated to Baltimore during World War II.
Her husband and daughter, Gladys Ann, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are a daughter, Donna Dilley-Large, of Middle River, Maryland; brother, Lawrence Gresham, of South Charleston; sister, Gladys Frame, of Sissonville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service was held April 4 at Essex United Methodst Church, Baltimore.
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Daniel Bradley Waddell
Daniel Bradley Waddell, age 49, of Arbovale, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, in Durbin.
Born February 25, 1955, in Elkins, he was the son of Violet Thompson Waddell, of Bartow, and the late Orville Waddell.
Mr. Waddell was a member of the New Hope Church of the Brethren and was a self-employed indoor and outdoor painter.
Surviving him are his wife, Velma M. Waddell; his mother, Violet Thompson Waddell, of Bartow; three sisters, Charlotte Spring, of Winchester, Virginia, Daisy Baccorn, of Durbin, and Susan Vickers, of Petersburg; a brother, Jarvey Wayne Waddell, of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse and the Rev. Bill Crane. Burial will be in the Arbovale Annex Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Fund.
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Harper Wolfe, age 90, of Green Bank, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after a short illness.
The son of the late James and Alice Bodkins Wolfe, he was born April 10, 1914, at Warm Springs, Virginia.
He was a Christian by faith. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Jackson River, Virginia, and moved to West Virginia in 1944. He was a retired logger for 31 years, working in both Virginia and West Virginia in the national forests and for private people; he worked in the Don Mower Lumber Company saw mill and retired from Howes Leather Company after 21 1/2 years of service, and continued to farm and work within the community up until his death.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Viola Mae Hise Wolfe, on February 18, 1995, and also by a son, Raymond Wolfe, and a step-daughter, Alice Meade.
Surviving Mr. Wolfe are six children, Clayton Wolfe, of Dunmore, Henry Wolfe, of Cass, Roger Wolfe, of Catlett, Virginia, Lee Wolfe, of Green Bank, Marie Fultz, of Marlinton, and Charlotte Elza, of Green Bank; a step-daughter, Evelyn Turner, of Durbin; three sisters, Icie Wolfe, of Millboro, Virginia, Ruby Waybright, of Richmond, Virginia, and Mary Grady, of White Post, Virginia, twenty-six grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. William Vandevender. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Mary Elizabeth Pritt
Mary Elizabeth Pritt, age 77, of Hillsboro, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at Pocahontas Center.
Mrs. Pritt was a machine operator for Bata Shoe for thirty-three years. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Metho-dist Church and was also a member of Pocahontas County Senior Citizens.
The daughter of the late Howard C. and Laura B. Barrett McNeill, she was born at Edray November 27, 1926.
Her husband, Clifford S. Pritt, is deceased. Also preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Carl D. McNeill.
She is survived by two sisters, Arlene C. Pritt, of Hillsboro, and Lottie McKenney, of Marlinton.
Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. Phyllis Cox, with burial in Sunset Cemetery.
Visitation at VanReenen Funeral Home from 7 to 9 Wednesday.
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Frank Richard Shreve
Frank Richard Shreve, age 71, of Buckeye, died Monday, April 26, 2004, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a heart attack.
Frank graduated from Coalton High School and attended Davis & Elkins College. He enetered the military services in 1952 being a Veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and served as Trooper in Beckley and Elkins and for seven years in Pocahontas County. He was Constable of Edray District and worked for Monongahela Power Company for several years. In 1974 he started and ran his own business, Shreve Appliance Service, until recently when he acquired a job in maintenance at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Lobelia Lodge !.O.O.F. #386 and the Trinity Baptist Church, where he was a charter member. He was also a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Huntersville.
Born July 8, 1932, at Ellamore, Randolph County, he was the son of the late Frank Sterling and Edith V. Queen Shreve.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Madeline Sparks Shreve, preceded him in death.
His daughters, Cynthia Elizabeth Louise Shreve Morrison, of Buckeye, Susan J. Shreve Galloway, of Marlinton, sons, Frank R. Shreve, Jr., and William B. Shreve, of Buckhannon, Todd J. Shreve, of Dover, Pennsylvania, sister, Justine Shreve Bennett, of Ellamore, brother, Roger Hedrick, of Mill Creek, and seven grandchildren survive him.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, Ellamore, by Byerl McKisic, minister. Burial will follow in the Shreve Cemetery, Ellamore.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton, and on Friday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the church at Ellamore.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas County Sheriff's Christmas Fund for Needy Children.
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Mary J. Walton
Mary J. Walton, age 83, of Renick, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea after a long illness.
She was born April 13, 1921, at Mill Point, a daughter of the late Billy and Annie McCune Martini.
Mrs. Walton was a member of Senior Friends and AARP.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph "R.W." Walton in June of 2001.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph "Buddy" Walton and Dale Walton, both of Renick; two daughters, Bonnie Patterson, of Clintonville, and Maryona Arbogast, of Renick; brothers, Lee Martini, of Florida, Billy, Pete and Bobby Gene Martini, all of Maryland, and Jimmy Martini, of Virginia; sisters, Betty Martini, of Lewisburg, Virginia Christina and Leona Zimmerman, of Charlestown, Cleo Baker, of Oregon, and Katherine Hill, of Fairlea; nine grand-children, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg by the Rev. Dan Arbogast. Burial will follow at Morningside Cemetery at Renick.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Robert Dale Irvine
Robert Dale Irvine, age 55, of Harkers Island, North Carolina, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Pitt Memorial Hospital, in Greenville, North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Gale Irvine, a native of Marlinton; brothers, Andrew Gale Irvine, Jr., and Kyle Walker Irvine; and a sister, Deloris Lewis.
Mr. Irvine is survived by his wife, Margaret "Margo" Irvine; his mother, Elva Guthrie Irvine; a sister, Donna Wade; and a brother, Kenneth Irvine, all of Harkers Island.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 10, at Vergie Mae Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Baccus officiating.
Robert was the nephews of Kyle "Chick" Irvine, of Marlinton, and Elsie Long, of Mill Point.