Sharon Hedrick Goldizen
Sharon E. Hedrick Goldizen, age 58, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Roanoke Memorial Rehabili-tation Center.
Mrs. Goldizen was office manager in a local doctor's office. She was a member of the Marlinton Church of God and also attended Swago United Methodist Church.
The daughter of the late Roy Hedrick and Catherine Pritt Hedrick Moore, she was born July 22, 1946, at Marlinton. She was raised by her late grandparents, George and Elizabeth Pritt.
Mrs. Goldizen is survived by her husband, James D. Goldizen; two sons, John Compton, of Charleston, and Tim Compton, of Salem, Virginia; three sisters, Kyna Moore and Terry Wagner, both of Marlinton, and Melinda Hedrick, of South Carolina; a brother, David Hedrick, of Sykesville, Maryland; her step-father, Vinton Moore, of Marlinton; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Goldizen, with burial in the Cochran Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
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Starling B. Menefee
Starling B. Menefee, age 86, of Marlinton, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at home.
A native of Boyer, he was born March 11, 1918, the son of the late Herman and Eva Shinaberry Menefee.
Mr. Menefee was a farmer, a retired veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
His wife, Audrey Moore Menefee, is deceased. Also deceased are his parents, two sisters, Gertrude Cruikshanks and Evelyn Sampson, and four brothers, Hunter Menefee, Paul Menefee, Price Menefee, and Jim Menefee.
Surviving him are three daughters, Donna Hunt, of Hampton, Virginia, Cosnstance Garofalo, of Syracuse, New York, and Wanda Withers, of Marlinton, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Marlinton Church of Christ on Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Lewis Scott. Burial with military honors was in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Frank W. Salisbury, Sr.
Frank W. Salisbury, Sr., age 79, of Monterville, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at home following a brief illness.
Mr. Salisbury was a coal miner and construction worker and outdoorsman.
He was born January 24, 1925, at Blue Springs, Monterville, a son of the late Whitney C. and Nettie J. Hight Salisbury.
On May 27, 1949, at Marlinton, he was married to Mary Cathryn Kelley, who preceded him in death on January 30, 2003, after 53 years of marriage.
Surviving him are two sons, Frank W. Salisbury, Jr., and Claybron J. Salisbury, both of Monterville; two daughters, Thelma Jane Carpenter and Cathryn Louise Carpenter, both of Marlinton; one brother, Perry J. Salisbury, of Monterville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Whitney Salisbury, one brother, Howard R. Salisbury, and one grandson.
Funeral services were held at the Brady Gate Church on Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. Robert L. Baer. Burial was at the Swecker Cemetery at Brady Gate.
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Dortha Jane Pyles Bennett
Mrs. Dortha Jane Pyles Bennett, age 91, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at her home following a short illness.
Born November 4, 1912, at Seebert, she was the daughter of the late Elburn G. and Bessie Wade Pyles.
Mrs. Bennett was a member of Old Stone Presbyterian Church, a 54-year member of Lewisburg Chapter No. 108, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of Tri-City CEOS Homemakers Club and of Valley Trails Garden Club. She held memberships in both the national and local American Association of Retired Persons and Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Senior Friends. Mrs. Bennett was a former employee of Leggett's Department Store, working eleven years in the shoe department.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Clyde E. Bennett, who died June 23, 2002, and a grandson, Ben Hudgins.
Survivors include two daughters, Betsy J. Hudgins, of Lewisburg, Patsy B. Beckley, of Cincinnati, Ohio; two grand-daughters and one grandson; a great-granddaughter and great-grandson; two sisters, Ruth Loudermilk, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Lucille Moore, of Durbin.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning in Memorial Chapel of McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, by Dr. Dexter Taylor. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery.
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Jeremy Ryan Hare
Jeremy Ryan Hare, age 16, of Seymour, Illinois, died Sunday, July 4, 2004.
He and his family and friends were camping on the river; he and two friends were wading in the White River around 4 p.m. when he stepped off a sand bar and disappeared under the water. The boys were unable to rescue Hare and called for help. Divers located Hare's body at 9:10 a.m. the next day.
Jeremy was a Seymour High school student. He also was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.
Born February 5, 1988, at Norfolk, Virginia, he was a son of John and Michelle Stockton French, who survive. Also surviving him are a brother, James Hare; a sister, Chelsea Wooten; step-brothers, Paul and Ryan French, of Seymour; grandmother, Barbara Long; great-grandfather, Dee Stockton, Sr., of Williamsburg, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dee Stockton, Jr., great-grandparents, Jack and Gladys Carpenter, and great-great-grandparents, William and Susie Rogers, of Buckeye.
Funeral services were held in Seymour on July 8.
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Grace Rexrode Friel
Grace Rexrode Friel, 91, of Bedford, Virginia, formerly of Falling Springs, Virginia, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004.
She was the wife of the late Dan Odell Friel, who preceded her in death in 1983.
Mrs. Friel was born September 17, 1912, in Minnehaha Springs, the daughter of the late Preston A. and Ella Sydenstricker Rexrode. She was a homemaker and active member of Falling Springs Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of Martha Chapter 21, Order of the Eastern Star and Home Demonstration Club.
Mrs. Friel is survived by two sons, Dan A. Friel, of Falls Church, Virginia, and Allan R. Friel, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; one daughter, Linda Friel Barnett, of Huntington; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and one sister, Juanita Sims, of Richmond, Virginia.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Glen Preston Friel, in August, 2002, and her sisters, Reta Rexrode Bussard and Ida Rexrode Harr.
A funeral service was conducted Friday at the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph S. Gaston officiating. Interment followed in Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
The family suggest memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 115 Spring Church Rd., Hot Springs, VA 24445.
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Jeffery White passed away after a short illness in Springfield, Missouri, July 20, 2004.
He was the son of Howard White, of White Sulphur Springs, and the stepson of Wilma Rimel White.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Brenda White.
Mr. White is also survived by a half-brother Micheal Long, of Ashboro, North Carolina.
He was laid to rest in Beaver Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Moore presiding at the graveside services.