Adam P. Burford
Adam Preston Burford, 46, of Maple Grove, Minnesota, died at his home on May 11, 2004.
He was born in New York, New York, on April 18, 1958, the son of Elizabeth Burford, of Lewisburg, formerly of Frost, and the late Franklin Burford.
Mr. Burford graduated from Peabody Music Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and from West Virginia University in computer science.
In addition to his mother, survivors include two brothers, Samuel Burford, of Acworth, Georgia, and Sylvester Burford, of Lewisburg, and one sister, Abigail B. Gavrila, of Montclair, New Jersey.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lewisburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, P. O. Box 1869, Merrifield, Virginia 22116.
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Ethel Bessie Jackson
Ethel Bessie Scott Jackson, age 82, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
Mrs. Jackson had worked as a cook, and was a member of White's Chapel United Methodist Church.
The daughter of the late Robert and Bessie Walton Scott, she was born at Spice January 27, 1922.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Madeline M. Lay, and two brothers, Henry P. Scott and Charles R. Scott.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband, James L. Jackson; a daughter, Janet E. Jacobs, of Bealeton, Virginia; a son, Ernie L. Jackson, of Marlinton; three sisters, Lucy B. Alfred, of West Virginia, Myrtle C. Tomlin, of Amherst, Virginia, and Ena Mae Miller, of Maryland; a brother, Harry G. Scott, of Hillsboro; ten grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann. Burial was in the Cochran Cemetery.
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Ronald Eugene Shinaberry
Ronald Eugene Shinaberry, age 58, of Arthurdale, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at his home in Arthurdale.
Mr. Shinaberry was born May 12, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Edgar A. and Alma Foe Shinaberry.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a former emergency medical technician.
Surviving him are his wife, Velma Jayne Shinaberry; two daughters, Candace Hart, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and Pippa Shinaberry, of Seattle, Washington; a son, Ronald E. Shinaberry, Jr.; two sisters, Margaret Caperon, of Baltimore, and Rebecca J. Evans, of Sandy, Utah; four step-brothers, Jack D. Seldomridge, of Sykesville, Maryland, Lewis Shinaberry, of Warren, Ohio, Ted Shinaberry, of Richmond, Virginia, and Gale Shinaberry, of Niles, Ohio; and one grandchild.
Graveside rites were held on Saturday morning at the Arbovale Cemetery by the Rev. David Rittenhouse.
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Alda Newman Diament
Alda Newman Diament, age 92 years, formerly of Devonshire Place, Bridgeton, New Jersey, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at Cumberland County Medical Center, where she had resided for the past three years.
Born on Knapps Creek, Pocahontas County, she was the daughter of the late Claude Davis and Mertie Waybright Newman, and she was the wife of the late George E. Diament, II.
She had resided in Bridgeton for the past 75 years.
Her survivors include a son, George E. Diament, III, of Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey; a sister, Virginia Brandt, of Fort Mills, South Carolina; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Diament was predeceased by six sisters, Sally Baer, Edith Harper, Annie Newman, Hazel Newman, Thelma Hannah, and Dorothy Young, and four brothers, Emerson Newman, Clarence Newman, Donald Newman, and Joe Newman.
Services and burial were in New Jersey.
Remembrances in her memory may be made to the South Jersey Healthcare Hospice Care, at 2848 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland, N.J. 08360.
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Warren G. Dever
Warren G. Dever died at his home in Scappoose, Oregon, on May 8, 2004. He was born on January 31, 1922, in Mill Gap, Virginia, to the late Ivan Samuel Dever and Ethel Georgia Lantz Dever.
Warren left West Virginia in 1937 and served in the Military from 1942-1946 during World War II. He then settled in Oregon and married Marlys July 25, 1953, and they were married 31 years when she died in 1984. His occupation was owner of Warren Dever Logging Company. He was a member of the American Legion and had also received a Perfect Driving Award for a safe log truck driver.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Warren L. Dever, who was killed in a truck accident in 1979, and a brother, Ivan Harper Dever, who died following a stroke in 1994.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Dever, and daughter, Marie Oliveri. Other survivors are one brother, Curtis "Buck" Dever of Poquoson, Virginia; three sisters, Irene Vaughan and Dorothy Lane, of Buckeye, and Wanda Buckland, of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, May 17, at Columbia Funeral Home in St. Helens, Oregon. Committal service and interment were at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Scappoose, Oregon.
Curtis Dever and two of his children, Chris and Denise, flew to Oregon for the funeral.