Rev. Acie Bryant
The Rev. Acie H. Bryant, age 87, died Monday, August 2, 2004, in Fayetteville following a lengthy illness.
Born September 19, 1916, at Rainelle, Rev. Bryant was the son of the late Thomas and Amanda Bryant, the seventh of nine children.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Crist Bryant, in 1983; his daughter, Sharon Ann Bryant, in 1971; two brothers, James Bryant and Harry Bryant; and four sisters, Tabitha Bryant, Gertrude Brant, Priscilla Toney, and Phoebe Meadows.
Before going into the ministry, he worked for the C&O Railroad in Ohio and West Virginia, including the Hawks Nest Railroad Tunnel. He served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1940-44.
He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1960 and among the churches he served as Associate of Marlinton Presbyterian Church were Mary's Chapel, Linwood, Westminster, Buckeye, Poage Lane, Mingo, Valley Head, Valley Bend. He retired in 1984 and returned to live in Hico. He married Hallie Armentrout Pritt, of Elkins, and he and Mrs. Bryant continued working in the ministry until ill health forced him to retire again.
Survivors include his wife, Hallie; a son, the Rev. Gary Bryant, of Charlotte, North Carolina; three grandchildren; a step-daughter, Patricia Shalap, of Strasburg, Virginia; a step-son Gary Pritt, of Oak Hill; two sisters, Dolly Kincaid and Marie Surbaugh, both of Rainelle.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church by Pastor Adrian Pratt and the Rev. Jim Munday. Burial with military honors was in Kessler Cemetery, Hico.
Memorial gifts may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation, 1111 Lee St., E., Charleston, WV 25301, or Retired Presbyterian Ministers Fund, c/o Presbytery of West Virginia, 520 Second Avenue, South Charleston. WV 25303.
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Maude Jackson Underwood
Maude Jackson Underwood, age 86, of Huntersville, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at Pocahontas Center.
The daughter of the late Charles Ernest and Susie Tacy Jackson, she was born February 23, 1918.
She was married to Oliver Underwood, who preceded her in death. Four sisters, Mary Gay, Maggie Green, Mabel Armond, and Mattie Bennett, and a brother, Charles Jackson, also preceded her in death.
Surviving her are a daughter, Joyce Rose, of Buckeye, a son, Albert Jackson, of Troutville, Virginia; a brother, James Jackson, of Marlinton; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial was in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
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Norman Edward Wagner
Norman Edward "Ed" Wagner, age 82, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Wagner served as Postmaster of Marlinton Post Office from 1957 through 1977. He served in the Navy in World War II, was a member of Marlinton Lions Club, treasurer of Marlinton Railroad Depot, and a former member of Marlinton Town Council. He was a member of Marlinton United Methodist Church. Wagner was always trimming shrubbery and trees and helping in gardens and lawns for neighbors, at the Depot, and elsewhere in the community.
Born at Marlinton May 26, 1922, he was the son of the late Clyde T. and Blanche Roberts Wagner and was raised by his grandparents, the late George Washington and Sarah Alice Wagner.
Surviving him are his wife of 53 years, June Viers Wagner; daughter, Sara Alice Wagner Casto, of Marlinton; three sons, Douglas Edward Wagner, of Summerfield, Florida, David Granville Wagner, of Dunmore, and Mark Alan Wagner, of Marlinton; six grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Jean Wagner George, of Elkins, and Gaynell Wagner Curry, of Marlinton.
His parents, a daughter, Kathryn Ann Wagner Fiero, and a brother, George Burton Wagner, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Betty Shields, with stories of his life and community service by Sam Brill.
Memorial gifts may be made to Marlinton Lions Club for Sight Conservation.
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Flem William Campbell
Flem William Campbell, of Kanawha City, died July 11, 2004, at his home after a sudden illness.
He is the former owner and operator of Campbell Kwik Shop in Kanawha City. Prior to that, he was employed with Kroger Company for 30 years.
Mr. Campbell was a longtime resident of Charleston. He served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II, attended Morris Harvey College, and was a former Shriner.
He was a native of Dunmore, the son of Gay and Stella Dilley Campbell.
Surviving him are his wife of 48 years, Sherry Glasscock Campbell; a son, William Scott Campbell, of Charleston; daughter, Ann Robertson Campbell, of Baltimore, Maryland; and two grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, July 14, at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Rollins, with burial at Sunset Memorial Park in South Charleston, with graveside rites by Marine Corps League.
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Nancy Louise Galford
Nancy Louise Galford, age 51, of Richwood, died Tuesday, August 10, 2004, in Charleston Area Medical Center.
She formerly lived in the Cooktown area in Pocahontas County.
The daughter of the late Millard Cecil and Ruth E. Barrett Jeffries, she was born in Riverhead, Long Island, New York, February 4, 1953.
She was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Mrs. Galford is survived by her husband, Robert Eugene Galford, of Richwood; two sisters, Virginia A. Poage and Delena J. Galford; and two brothers, Alvon J. Ryder and Charles A. Wilfong.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday morning in the Ruckman Cemetery.