Pearl F. McCoy
Pearl Frances McCoy, age 79, of Richwood, died August 16, 2004, in Richwood Community Hospital.
She was born in Greenbrier County on August 8, 1925, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Rheinholt McCoy.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hammonds, of Fenwick; one son Everett Matthew Hammonds, of Richwood; one sister, Lurie Wilfong, of Marlinton; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Arnold Hammonds; one sister, Ethel Elizabeth Pritt; and three brothers, Anthony McCoy, Tarence McCoy, and Dee McCoy.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in the Sharp Cemetery on Stamping Creek.
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Floyd Gene Stanley, Jr
Floyd Gene Stanley, Jr., died Thursday, August 12, 2004, at his home in Healdsburg, California.
Born in Marlinton July 2, 1951, he was the son of Floyd Gene Stanley, Sr., and Joyce Jackson Stanley.
He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1969 and was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. After living and working his adult years in Baltimore, Maryland, he and his wife retired to Healdsburg four years ago. There he continued to enjoy his lifelong passion for motorcycles.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Stanley, in 2004, and his father in 1989.
Surviving him is his mother, Joyce Jackson Stanley, of Martinsburg.
Services will be held by his cousin, Rev. Lloyd Arbogast, at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton on Saturday, August 21, at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro.
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Ralph "Sonny" Wells
Ralph"Sonny" Wells, age 77, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004, in Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor, Virginia.
The son of the late John "Bogey" and Hallie Rock Wells, he was born at Hillsboro February 11, 1927.
In addition to his parents, his sister, Ruth Wells, preceded him in death.
He is survived by an uncle, W.H. "Bill" Call, of Hurricane, and a special cousin, Larry Call, of Hurricane.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Kyna Moore. Burial was in Morningside Cemetery at Renick.
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Lewis E. Lyle
Lewis E. Lyle, age 89, of Miami Beach, Florida, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004, at South Shore Hospital in Miami.
Mr. Lyle was born October 31, 1914, at Whitmer, the son of the late Edward and Ola Cross Lyle.
He was of the Methodist faith, a 33rd Degree Mason, and a World War II Navy veteran.
Preceding him in death were his parents, three sisters, Mary, Goldie, and Viola, and three brothers, Frank, Clifford, and Harry.
He is survived by three sisters, Jeri Reinicke, Genevieve Dohner, and Irene Hill, all of Chicago, Illinois, and two brothers, Clarence Lyle and Edison Lyle, both of Atlanta, Georgia.
Graveside services were held Wednesday morning at the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Larry Wilson, Pastor of Frank Baptist Church, passed away August 17, 2004, at age 59.
Larry began his ministry August of 1981 and was licensed and ordained on July 10, 1985. He served as Assistant Pastor at Irwin Road Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, from 1981-82. He established his tent, evangelism and traveled all over the United States spreading God's word. During this time he felt compelled to establish Baptist churches in remote areas of West Virginia. He began his mission work on August 2, 1992, in Mill Creek, where he established the Canaan Baptist Church. He then went back into tent evangelism on May 7, 1995, until he once again established another mission church, Frank Baptist Church in Frank. His vision and dedication lives on through the churches he established.
He is survived by his wife, Becky, his daughters, Lynn Wilson and Michele Wilson-Lunders, and a son, Mike, one grandchild, two brothers and a sister.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father and infant son.
Condolences can be sent to his family by contacting a member of Frank Baptist Church.
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Samuel K. Mann
Samuel Keith Mann, age 56, of Oak Hill, died Sunday, August 8, 2004, in the Beckley V.A. Medical Center.
Born July 27, 1948, at Marlinton, he was the son of the late Mack ?Junior" Mann and Ruby Roby Mann, of Oak Hill.
Samuel was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and worked in construction as a carpenter.
Along with his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Houston Mann.
In addition to his mother, survivors include a sister, Dottie Ziegler, of Novi, Michigan; brothers, Roger Mann, of Scarbro, Ray Mann, of St. Albans, William Mann, of Ruby, Virginia, and John Mann, of Oak Hill; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Wayne Nutter officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Oak Hill VFW Post No. 3110.