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Lloyd F. Seltzer
Lewisburg-Lloyd F. Seltzer, 94, passed away at his residence Saturday, Mar. 16, 2002, following a short illness. Born May 1, 1907, at Bristel, PA, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Anne Frebe Seltzer. Mr. Seltzer was of the Baptist faith and attended Calvary Baptist Church on Montvue Drive in Lewisburg. He held membership in the Lewisburg Elks BPOE No. 1758, was a member of Greenbrier Medical Center Senior Friends, a veteran of World War II serving, in the U.S. Army, and an avid golfer. He was a member of The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America and a retired employee of Acme Grocery Co. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Copenhaver Seltzer, September 1996. Survivors include: four brothers, Thomas Seltzer of Levittown, PA, Jack Seltzer of Yardley, PA, Wayne Seltzer of Salt Lake City, UT, and Charles Seltzer of Lancaster, PA; sister, Dorothy Seltzer of Pasadena, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Mar. 18, in Memorial Chapel of McCraw Funeral Home where Pastor Scotty Drake and Pastor Jonathan Comer officiated. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Charles Andrew Hefner
Neola-Charles Andrew Hefner, 68, passed away Friday, Mar. 29, 2002, in Prince Williams Hospital, Manassas, VA, following a short illness. Born Mar. 2, 1934, at Neola, he was a son of the late Carl and Mildred Boggs Hefner. Mr. Hefner was a former employee of Burlington Mills, a retired employee of the Anthony Correctional Center, and attended May Chapel United Methodist Church at Neola. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gracie Martin and Roxie Boggs. Survivors include: his wife, Nancy Ryder Hefner, at home; sons, Andrew Lucas Hefner and George Frederick Hefner and his wife, Sonia, all of Neola; three sisters, Jackie Ryder of Hunters-ville, Nancy Ryder of Minnehaha Springs, and Georgia Campbell of White Sulphur Springs; granddaughter, LeAnna Hefner; and grandson, Charles David Hefner. Funeral services were conducted Apr. 2, in the Alvon United Methodist Church where the Rev. Paul Suttle, the Rev. Robert McClintic, and the Rev. Buck Caldwell officiated. Interment followed in May Chapel Cemetery at Neola. Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, was in charge of the arrangements.

Lorraine Boone Becker
Alderson-Lorraine Boone Becker, 73, formerly of Baltimore, MD, passed away Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2002, at White Sulphur Springs Care Center, White Sulphur Springs, following a long illness. Born Jan. 9, 1929, at Judson, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Pearl Burdette Boone. Ms. Becker was a former restaurant owner and operator at Inverness, FL, and a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Mary of the Greenbrier Catholic Church at Alderson. She was preceded in death by: brother, James Frank Boone, and sisters, Juanita Boone and Mary Hallie Boone. Survivors include: three sisters, Ella Mae Easter of Baltimore, MD, Louise Alice Kelly of Alderson, and Imogene Buford of Beckley; four nephews, James A. Whitlock, Dennie Scott, Leslie Burdette, and Phillip Burdette; four nieces, Mary Sonja White-law, Lottie Mae Gowl, Geneva Ann Bein, and Iris Parsons; great-niece, Deborah D. Carter; and special friends, Pat and Jack Gadd. Funeral liturgy was held Apr. 5, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson where Father Vincent E. Joseph officiated. Rite of Committal was in the Fletcher Addition of Alderson Cemetery, Alderson. Family and friends served as pallbearers

Juanita G. Dolin
White Sulphur Springs-Juanita G. Dolin, 70, passed away Thursday, Mar. 21, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness. Born May 6, 1931, at Eagle Rock, VA, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Emma Young Dalton. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Estel and Myles Dalton. Mrs. Dolin was a dear wife and sister and a loving, precious mother and grandmother. Survivors include: her husband of 52 years, Harold Lee Dolin at home; five sons, Bruce, Keith, Larry and his wife, Susie, Kenny and his wife, Cindy, and Cody and his wife, Becky, all of White Sulphur Springs; daughter, Judy Duke and her husband, Al of Louisa, VA; brother, Marshall Dalton and his wife, Geraldine of Ronceverte; sisters, Adeline Hamrick of Lexington, VA, and Princess Tyler and her husband, Bill of Winter Springs, FL; sisters-in-law, Virginia Dalton of White Sulphur Springs and Helen Dalton of Rocky Mount, NC; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Mar. 24, in the Alvon United Methodist Church where the Rev. Lowell O'Dell, the Rev. Bobby McClintic and the Rev. Rosemary Church officiated. Interment was in Little Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Anthony Creek Rescue Squad or the Little Creek Presbyterian Cemetery Fund. Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, was in charge of arrangements.

Mary June Smith Williams
Manassas, VA-Mary June Smith Williams, 69, passed away Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2002, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas, VA. Born June 2, 1932, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Jennings and Alma Audrey Walker Smith. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Carl Williams in 1974; and one brother, Dured Smith. Mrs. Williams was a member of VFW Post 1811, Manassas Park, VA. Survivors include: three sons, Jennings R. Williams of Virginia, Bill Williams of Manassas, VA, and Doug Williams of Manassas Park, VA; sister, Nesya Breedlove of West Virginia; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were held Mar. 25, at the Clayton Baptist Church, Clayton, where the Rev. Alvie Edwards officiated. Burial was in Clayton Cemetery, Clayton. Serving as pallbearers were: Bill Breedlove, Arnold Breedlove, Greg Sutton, Vernon Walker, Joey Williams and Sheldon Landers. Local arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Charles Eugene Harrah
Garfield Heights, OH-Charles Eugene Harrah passed away Thursday, Mar. 21, 2002. He was born Oct. 21, 1937, at Meadow Bridge. Mr. Harrah was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a dear nephew, uncle and friend of many. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alva M. Twohig and a brother, Donald E. Twohig. He is survived by: his wife, Christine; son, Glen Harrah and wife, Lisa; daughters, Julie Cerveny and husband, Dave, and Charlene Parish and husband, Paul; stepfather, Bart Twohig of Parma, OH; sisters, Lula B. Harrah of Warren, OH, and Elizabeth Warswick and husband, Ed of Cleveland, OH; brothers, Kermit Delmar Harrah and wife, Linda of Parma, OH, and Earl Cook and wife, Shelba of Lewisburg; and grandchildren, Chad, Morgan. Kayla, Raquel, Chelsea, Abigail, Emily and Madison. A mass of Christian Burial was held Mar. 25, at St. Therese Church, Garfield Heights, OH. Submitted by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Helen K. Nichols
Organ Cave-Helen K. Nichols, 88, passed away Monday, Mar. 25, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. Born July 23, 1913, at Ronceverte, she was the daughter of the late Clyde C. and Irene Fulwilder Kelly. Mrs. Nichols was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Victor Nichols on Mar. 18, 1979; eight brothers and sisters; two nephews; and one great-nephew. Survivors include: sisters-in-law, Irma Boone Percy of Ronceverte and Elizabeth Mustain of Chesapeake, VA; five nieces, Sally Dixon of Ronceverte, Nancy Berry and husband, Jim of Ronceverte, Margie Broe of Delphi, IN, Jerry Bell of Fort Myers, FL, and Juanita Kelly of Tabb, VA; three nephews, Michael Kelly of Verona, VA, Patrick Kelly of Ronceverte, and Bill Henson of Florida; great-niece, Deirdre Ford and husband, Matt of Ronceverte; great-nephews, Patrick Kelly and wife, Carol of Newport, VA, and Michael Mustain of Chesapeake, VA; great-great-nephew, Erik Ford; great-great-niece, Haylie Ford; and cousins. Services were held Mar. 28, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte where Rev. Don Trent officiated. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.

Violet Jane Lucas
Ronceverte-Violet Jane Lucas, 67, passed away Monday, Mar. 25, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a long illness. Born Aug. 28, 1934, at Second Creek, she was the daughter of the late George W. Reed and the late Ruby Vance and the stepdaughter of Richard J. Vance of Ronceverte. Mrs. Lucas was a member of Shuck Memorial Baptist Church in Lewisburg, a homemaker and an avid antique glass collector. Survivors include: her husband, Arthur L. "Joe" Lucas, Sr.; stepfather, Richard J. Vance of Ronceverte; daughter, Janet L. Henson and husband, Ray of Lewisburg; son, Arthur L. Lucas, Jr. of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Arthur L. "Skipper" Lucas, III of Barboursville, and Jeremy P. "J.D." Lucas of Lewisburg; brothers, George E. Reed of Ashtabula, OH, Wilbur F. Reed of Pierpoint, OH, and John W. Reed of Caldwell; sisters, Marietta Richmond and husband, Homer of Belle, and Betty Wickline of Wisconsin; half-sisters, Dottie Hamrick and husband, Robert of Ronceverte, and Dale Perkins and husband, Bruce of Lewisburg; aunt, Frances Reed of Ronceverte; many nieces and nephews; and several dear friends. Funeral services were Mar. 29, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.

William A. Spotts
Ronceverte-William A. Spotts, 79, passed away Friday, Mar. 23, 2002, in Charleston. Born Sept. 11, 1922, in Monroe County, he was the son of the late Eugene Ashby Spotts and the late Mabel Payne Spotts Johnson. Mr. Spotts was a World War II Army veteran and a farmer. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Spotts and a sister, Eva Mae Douglas. Survivors include: sisters, Ida Virginia Boone and Rosa Hairston both of Columbus, OH, and Mary and husband, John Hopkins of Alderson; brothers, John H. Spotts of Huntington, and Charles and wife, Doris Johnson of Columbus, OH; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services will be held Saturday, Mar. 30, at 12 noon, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte with Rev. Greg Scott and Rev. Larry Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Memorial Cemetery at Sinks Grove.

Georgia E. Thomas Harrah
Alderson-Georgia E. Thomas Harrah, 94, passed away on Saturday, Mar. 16, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a long illness. Born Apr. 23, 1907 at Alderson, she was the daughter of the late David Silas and Effie Della Flint Thomas. Mrs. Harrah was a retired laundry worker, having retired from The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Griffith Creek Baptist Church, Alderson, and a member of the Maintenance Workers Local Union 1182, White Sulphur Springs. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Tom H. Harrah; daughter, Helen Holz; sisters, Bernice Clark, Icie Schmeiser, and Jewell Pierce; brothers, Lee Thomas, Kenneth Thomas, David Thomas, and Fred Thomas; and grandsons, Leo Richard Harrah II and Billy Holz. Survivors include: son, Leo Richard "Pete" Harrah and his wife, Della of Cross Lanes; three daughters, Marie Babic and Alice "Kitty" Cook, both of White Sulphur Springs, and Lota Skaggs of Alderson; sisters, Joan Buckholz of Kissimmee, FL and Violet Snyder of Lorain, OH; special friend, Rev. Joe Boland of Nimitz; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-grandchild expected in April; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held Mar. 19, at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, where the Rev. Emory "Tommy" Mounts officiated. Burial was in Old Greenbrier Memorial Cemetery, Alderson. Serving as pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.

George W. Bramble
Ronceverte-George W. Bramble, 94, passed away on Saturday, Mar. 16, 2002, at the ER of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after a long illness. Born Oct. 19, 1907 at Chester, PA, he was the son of the late James L. and Phoebe Harper Bramble. Mr. Bramble had been a resident of Ronceverte for the past 32 years and was formerly of Chester, PA, was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Army, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Ronceverte, and was retired from the Scott Paper Co., Westinghouse Company, and was an insurance agent. Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Mary Cutright Bramble of Ronceverte; daughter, Phoebe Knight and her husband, David of Forest, VA; five sons, George Bramble of Charleston, James Bramble of Brownstown, PA, Robert Bramble of Prospect Park, PA, Gary Bramble of Newark, DE, and Stephen Bramble of Ronceverte; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were held Mar. 19, at Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea, where the Rev. Mike Estep officiated. Burial was at Lawncroft Cemetery, Chester, PA, on Mar. 21.

Phyllis Fullen Smith
Exmore, VA-Phyllis Fullen Smith, 66, passed away on Friday, Mar. 15, 2002, at Shore Memorial Hospital, Nassawadox, VA, after a short illness. Born Sept. 4, 1935 at Fairlea, she was the daughter of Clyde Bell and Amy Powell Fullen of Fairlea. Mrs. Smith had been a resident of Exmore, VA for many years, a member of Cheriton Baptist Church, Cheriton, VA, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston B. Smith. Survivors include: her parents; two sons, Thomas D. Wilson and his wife, Gayle, of Hattiesburg, MS, and Clyde Lewis Wilson and his wife, Mary of Lewisburg; two stepdaughters, Kathy S. Mason and her husband, Allen, of Onancock, VA, and Lisa S. Sexauer of Cedarview Beach, VA; two brothers, Floyd D. Fullen and his wife, Mary, of Fort Spring, and Douglas B. Fullen and his wife, Martha, of Fairlea; and 10 grandchildren. Services were held Mar. 18, at the Fairlea Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Fairlea, where the Rev. William Harris and the Rev. Timothy Dibble officiated. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Ronceverte. Pallbearers were: Kenneth Fullen, Cecil Fullen, Joe Loudermilk, Bill Ott, Allen Mason and Sam Rodgers. Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

Catherine Doris Hammack
McLeansville, NC-Catherine Doris Hammack, 74, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away on Friday, Mar. 15, 2002, at her residence in McLeansville, NC. She was the widow of the late Orville Hammack. Survivors include: sons, William Holbert and Ronald Miller, both of Greensboro, NC; sisters, Mamie Sheppard of Lewisburg, and Flossie Jones; and brother, Lawrence Auxier and wife, Sue. Graveside services were held Mar. 19, at Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg. Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg was in charge of arrangements,

Edith Tharp McMillion
Gastonia, NC-Edith Tharp McMillion, 88, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away on Saturday, Mar. 16, 2002, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, NC. Born Sept. 12, 1913 at Renick, she was the daughter of the late Alan Thomas and Sabina Holmes Tharp. Mrs. McMillion was a homemaker and a member of Beulah Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by: her first husband, Earl Long; her second husband, Theodore McMillion; sisters, Martha Cooper, Angie Hammons and Thelma Thornhill; brother, Howard Tharp; grandson, Robert Phillips Long; and an infant daughter. Survivors include: daughter, Wanda McMillion of Gastonia, NC; son, Bobby Long of Charlotte, NC; brother, Warren Tharp of Hillsboro; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held Mar. 20, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewis-burg. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Nancy Sue Pfeiffer
Union-Nancy Sue "Nanny" Pfeiffer, 63, passed away on Saturday, Mar. 16, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea. Born Jan. 27, 1939 at Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Alonzo and Laura Bell Yoder. Mrs. Pfeiffer was of the Baptist faith, and a homemaker. Survivors include: her husband, Curtis Pfeiffer of Maryland; daughter, with whom she lived, Laura Jewell Blankenship and her husband, Jimmy, of Union; son, Curtis Pfeiffer and his wife, Monica of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Junior and Rusty Waid, D.J. and Jackie Blanken-ship, and Jason, Joshua and Sherri Pfeiffer, brothers, Kenny Rhodes of Frankford, Danny Rhodes of Michigan; sisters, Annie and Nadie Grogg of Bridgeport, and Betty McKane of Ohio. Services were held Mar. 19, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewis-burg, where the Rev. Walter Deskins officiated. Burial was in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg. Members of Union Fire Department served as pallbearers.

David James Craft, Jr.
White Sulphur Springs-David James Craft, Jr., 70, passed away Thursday, Mar. 7, 2002, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a brief illness. Born May 19, 1931, in White Sulphur Springs, he was a son of Marie Clendenen Craft of White Sulphur Springs and the late David James Craft, Sr. Mr. Craft was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs, a Mason, a veteran and was a retired employee of The Greenbrier. In addition to his mother, he is survived by: daughters, Ruth Teubert and Reginia Legg and husband, Pete, all of White Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren, Lori, Matthew, Butch and Josh and wife, Kasey; on great-grandson, Luke; former wife, Shelby Craft of White Sulphur Springs; and special friend, Audrey of White Sulphur Springs. Services were conducted Mar. 10, in the Chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, where the Rev. Robert McClintic and the Rev. Brent Sturm officiated. Interment was in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Orville Edward Wickline
White Sulphur Springs-Orville Edward Wickline, 76, passed away on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness. Born May 20, 1925, at Roxalia, he was a son of the late William Harland and Hallie Hoke Wick-line. Mr. Wickline was a retired timberman, former employee of Weese Plastering, member of the American Legion and a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include: his wife of 45 years, Mary Bittinger Wick-line at home; three sons, Douglas, Orville, Jr. and wife, Vickie and James and wife, Brenda, all of White Sulphur Springs; daughter, Elaine "Ginger" Burdette and husband, Jerry, of Hemmitt, CA; three brothers, Ralph, Wilbur and Leo, all of White Sulphur Springs; sisters, Iva Lee Gibson and Danise Crowder, both of White Sulphur Springs; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were held Mar. 14, at the Chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs. Interment was in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg.

Elsie Evelyn Coleman
White Sulphur Springs-Elsie Evelyn Coleman, 91, passed away on Monday, Mar. 11, 2002, at Greenbrier Manor, Fairlea, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 5. 1910, at Sebert, she was the daughter of the late William and Lucy Mae Reynolds Sizemore. Mrs. Coleman was a member of the Free Holiness Church at Caldwell and a retired employee of The Greenbrier. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Elmer R. Coleman, in 1982; son, Elma Lee Coleman; daughter, Mary Jane Bennett; and grandson, Bernard Lee Bennett. Survivors include: four sons, Donald R., Eddie J., Darrell E. and Elmer R. Coleman, all of White Sulphur Springs; daughter, Patricia Tingler of White Sulphur Springs; brother, David Sizemore of White Sulphur Springs; sister, Virginia Webb of Covington, VA; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services were held Mar. 13, at the Chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs. Interment was in Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor, VA.

Mildred Louise Bennett Henkel
West Palm Beach, FL-Mildred Louise Bennett Henkel, 83, passed away Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2002, at Hospice of Palm Beach County following an extended illness. Born Dec. 1, 1918, she was the daughter of Edward and Eythel Bennett of Greenbrier County. Mrs. Henkel was a registered nurse, a devout Lutheran, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be sorely missed by her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolf Anton Henkel. Survivors include: daughter, Laura Dean Bennett Mirson; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Genna Mirson. Memorial services will be held in both Miami and West Palm Beach, FL. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Mar. 16, at 1 p.m. at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Sam Black Church. The family will receive their friends at Food & Friends Restaurant in Lewisburg following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Canine Companions for Independence, P.O. Box 680388, Orlando, FL 32868 or Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Pollyanna Carter Ross
White Sulphur Springs-Polly-anna Carter Ross, 85, passed away Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2002, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea following a short illness. Born Aug. 8, 1916, at Sweet Springs, she was a daughter of the late Ollie Carter. Mrs. Ross was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, White Sulphur Springs and the church choir, a retired employee of the Bank of White Sulphur Springs and a former member of the Greenbrier East Music Boosters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart H. Ross, Sr. in 1979 and son, Stewart H. Ross, Jr. She is survived by: son, Paul V. Ross, Falls Church, VA; two daughters, Nancy R. Wallace and Patricia Ross both of White Sulphur Springs; sister, Deliah Newsome, White Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Mar. 15, in the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, White Sulphur Springs where Father Joseph O'Reilly officiated. Interment was in Mount Loretta Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs. Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Hayworth
Fort Spring-Ruth Hayworth, 70, passed away Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2002, at her home after a long illness. Born Sept. 4, 1931, in Prince-ton, she was the daughter of the late Herbert J. and Alice L. Prichett Snider. Mrs. Hayworth was a resident for Fort Spring for 20 years and was formerly of Stephenson. She attended the Grace Bible Church of Asbury and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by: daughters, Patricia Kershner and Shirley L. Hayworth; and son, Herbert G. Hayworth. Survivors include: her husband, Willie E. Hayworth of Fort Spring; four daughters, Alice Kershner and husband, James of Asbury, Barbara Shrader and husband, Gary of Stephenson, Brenda Hayworth of New Richmond, and Angela Privett and husband, Mert, Jr. of New Richmond; three sons, Robert Hayworth of Fort Spring, Kester Roland Hayworth and wife, Jennifer of Prosperity, and Jerry Hayworth of Stephenson; sister, Carol Burs of Oak Hill; brother, Gene Snider of Montgomery; 23 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday, Mar. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Bible Church, Asbury, with the Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Beckley. Family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

Nelle Kounse Morgan
Pence Springs-Nelle Kounse Morgan, 84, formerly of Hampton, VA, passed away Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a short illness. Born May 25, 1917, in Raleigh County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Percy and Rosa Lewis Campbell Kounse. Mrs. Morgan was a retired beautician, with 44 years of service. She was a 1935 graduate of Talcott High School, Talcott. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Pence Springs Community Church, Pence Springs, and she enjoyed bowling. She was preceded in death by: her first husband, John Willett; her second husband, Kermit Morgan; two sisters, Lillian Pearl Johnson and Golda E. Walton; and three brothers, William K., Basil D., and Kenneth Pat Kounse. Survivors include: brother, George M. Kounse and wife, Janet of Pence Springs; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be Saturday, Mar. 16, at 2 p.m. at Pence Springs Community Church, Pence Springs, with the Rev. Roger Persinger officiating. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Pence Springs. Serving as pallbearers will be: Dale Hedrick, Steve Hedrick, Alvin Garten, Bob Cales, Bucky Kounse, and Nathan Hedrick. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

John Edwin Boone
Quinwood-John Edwin Boone, 74, formerly of Ronceverte, passed away Thursday, Mar. 14, 2002, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Born May 9, 1927, in Ronceverte, he was a son of the late Alta Austin and Annie Mann Boone. Mr. Boone was retired from the C&O Railroad, attended Mt. Urim Baptist Church and was an avid gardener. He was preceded in death by: his first wife, Millicent Morgan Boone; son, Charles E. Boone; grandson, Brent J. Boone; and brothers, Lagene and Billy Boone. Survivors include: his wife, Virginia Rader Wells Boone of Quinwood; daughter, Oretha A. Morgan and husband, Wayne of Lewisburg; son, Rick Boone and wife, Karen of Ashland, KY; granddaughters, Rachel A. Boone of Ashland, and Amy Boone-Race of Huntington; great-grandson, Brent Race; sister, Louise Turner of Trotwood, VA; brothers, Woody Boone of Christiansburg, VA, and Palmer and Donald Boone, both of Ronceverte; stepdaughter, Diana Wells of Charlotte, NC; stepson, William Wells of Urbana, OH; and six step-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday, Mar. 16, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Urim Baptist Church at Livesay with the Rev, Troy George and Rev. Gary Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Morgan Cemetery in Ronceverte. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Charles B. Christian
Spring Lake, NC-Retired Army Sergeant 1st Class Charles B. "Sakey" Christian, 68, formerly of Alderson, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg, NC, following a short illness. Born May 11, 1933 at Beckley, he was the son of the late French Russell and Hallie Ardene Shanklin Christian. Sgt. Christian was a retired civil service employee and was retired from the military, having served as an airborne ranger, and was a Vietnam era veteran. He was also an avid marathon runner. He was preceded in death by sister, Helen Wedge; brother, Lawrence Christian; and great-nephew, Mitchell Lee Phillips. Survivors include: seven children, Guy Christian and James S. Christian, both of Fayetteville, NC, Richard S. Christian and Karen J. Velez, both of Spring Lake, NC, Cindy L. Castello of Hope Mills, NC, Sharon M. Knight of Savannah, GA, and Troy Morales of Chicago, IL; two sisters, Mary E. Reese and her husband, Charles of Alderson and Mary Dingman of Shelby-ville, IN; brother, Jerry Gable of Peru, IN; and 11 grandchildren. Services were held Feb. 21, at Adcock Funeral Home Chapel, Spring Lake, NC, where the Rev. James B. Gaulden officiated. Burial was at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Bragg, NC. Information submitted by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Joseph B. Hobbs
Ronceverte-Joseph B. Hobbs, 67, passed away at 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at his residence following a bout with cancer. Born Nov. 5, 1934, at Dawson Greenbrier County, he was the son of the late C.F. and Clara Bivens Hobbs. Mr. Hobbs was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Ronceverte, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the United Methodist Men. He was owner/operator of Hobbs Upholstery Shop for 40 years, and was a former mayor for the city of Ronceverte. He held membership in AF & AM Masonic Lodge No. 47; Ronceverte Chapter No. 21 of Royal Arch Masons; Commandery No. 15, Knights Templer; American Legion No. 69 Lewisburg and the National American Association of Retired Persons. He also served in the U.S. Army for nine years. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Frank Hobbs; and a sister, Emma Crowder. Survivors include: his wife of 45 years, JoAnne Hobbs of Ronceverte; son, Stacy Hobbs of Ronceverte; two daughters, Beverly Naber and husband. Ron of Cincinnati, OH, and Debbie Hodge and husband, Greg of Raleigh, NC; three brothers, John Hobbs of Charleston, Pete Hobbs and wife, Frances of Milboro, VA, and Lawrence Hobbs of Roseland, VA; two sisters, Frances Zimmerman of Kenton, OH, and Katie Crook-shanks and husband, Melvin of Ronceverte; five granddaughters; special friend of the family, Frances Burns; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Feb. 27, at the Memorial Chapel of McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, where Pastor Mike Estep officiated. Burial was in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to: Greenbrier Valley Hospice, 203 South Jefferson Street, Suite A, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Selma J. Martin
Lewisburg-Selma J. Martin, 87, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea. Born Aug. 27, 1914, in Summers County, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Jane Meadows Harvey. She was a retired employee of the Celanese Plant in Virginia and after moving to Lewisburg, worked with the children at Greenbrier Center. Survivors include: daughters, Dorothy Jean Dillon and husband, Jimmy of Lewisburg and Geraldine Bebermeyer of Green-ville, SC; grandchildren, Joel Martin Bebermeyer and Jill Marie Bebermeyer of South Carolina and Roger Dale Dillon and wife, Helen of Frankford; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Faye Workman of Florida and Cassie Murphy of Roanoke, VA; and brother, Youel Harvey of Florida. Funeral services were held Feb. 27, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Rev. Sterling Morgan officiating. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.

Clarence E. Fogus
Lewisburg-Clarence E. "Buck" Fogus, 71, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 10, 1930, at Lewisburg, he was the son of the late John E. and Byrda Ridgeway Fogus. He was preceded in death by: brother, Harry Fogus and sisters, Phyllis Wilson and Wanda Sofil. Survivors include: daughter, Byrda Faye Fogus of Lewisburg; sons, Charles Edgar Fogus and Clarence Wesley Fogus, both of Lewisburg; and four sisters, Mary Grimmett, Brownie Milam, Margaret Critzer and Helen Napier, all of Lewisburg. Services were held Mar. 1, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewis-burg where Rev. Lula Collins officiated. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.

Anna Ruth Bryant Hamrick
Alderson-Anna Ruth Bryant Hamrick, 67, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at her home in Alderson, following a long illness. Born Sept. 16, 1934, at Blue Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of the late Dave McKinnley and Mary Sue Brown Bryant. Mrs. Hamrick was a proud homemaker and a member of the Grassy Meadows Gospel Lighthouse Church, Grassy Meadows. She was preceded in death by: daughter, Helen Ruth Hamrick; sisters, Margaret Jane Parker, Nancy Ola Martin and Naomi Holliday; and brothers, Clifford McKinnley Bryant and Maxie Don Bryant. Survivors include: her husband of 49 years, Eugene E. Hamrick of Alderson; four daughters, Kathy Ann Brunty of Smoot, Juanita L. Powell of Lewisburg, Carolyn Sue Goddard of Jumping Branch, and Charlotte Lynn Bolen of Dawson; seven sons, Curtis Eugene Hamrick of Lewisburg, Ronald Ray Hamrick of Frankford, Ricky Blane Ham-rick of Hinton, Kyle Nathan Hamrick of Twenty Mile, Jimmy D. Hamrick of Williamsburg, Delano Edward Hamrick of Centreville, VA, and David A. Hamrick of Dawson; sister, Leta C. Redden of Rupert; brother, Carl Eddie Bryant of Virginia; 28 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Feb. 28, at the Grassy Meadows Gospel Lighthouse Church, Grassy Meadows, where Pastor Butch LeGrand officiated. Burial was in the Maude Chapel Cemetery, Dawson. Nephews served as pallbearers. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Victor H. Sparks
White Sulphur Springs-Victor H. Sparks, 78, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 26, 2002, at his home after an extended illness. Born May 27, 1923, at White Sulphur Springs, he was a son of the late Timothy and Patty Baldwin Sparks. Mr. Sparks was a member of the White Sulphur Springs Baptist Church on Willow Street and was a retired general foreman of the golf course at The Greenbrier. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a long time faithful member of VFW Post #4482, White Sulphur Springs where he held the position of Junior Vice Commander. Survivors include: his wife, Mary Arbana Morgan Sparks at home; daughter, Shirley Hendley of White Sulphur Springs; grandsons, Gordon Nichols of Beaver Dam, VA, and Troy Nichols of Richmond, VA; great-granddaughter, Madison Nichols; and great-grandson, Austin Nichols. Funeral services will be Saturday, Mar. 2, at 2 p.m. at the White Sulphur Springs Baptist Church on Willow Street with the Rev. Lewis Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg with military rights. Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva Patterson Haynes
Union-Eva Patterson Haynes, 82, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, in the Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home, Fairlea, after a long illness. Born May 21, 1914 in Union, she was the daughter of the late James and Josaphine Jefferson Patterson. Mrs. Haynes was a lifelong resident of Union, a member of the Board of Directors of the Monroe County Health Center for many years, Meals on Wheels and many civic organizations, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Jack E. Haynes in 1970, sisters, Margaret Baldwin, Mary Graham and Ozella Crabbe; and brothers, Lewis Patterson and Samuel Patterson. Survivors include: son, Lloyd E. Haynes and wife, Garnett E. of White Sulphur Springs; sister, Beulah Smith of Las Vegas, NV; brothers, Raymond Patter-son of Columbus, OH and Melvin Patterson of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, L. Mae Stewart, Timothy I. Haynes and Daniel E. Haynes; three great-grandsons; two great-great-granddaughters; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Mar. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea with Minister Imre Pentek officiating, Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery, Union. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the service on Saturday, Mar. 2, at the funeral home,

Clara Elizabeth Pondexter Moore
Hinton-Clara Elizabeth Pondexter Moore passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, in Providence Hospital in Washington, DC. Born Dec. 20, 1922, in Ronceverte, she was the daughter of the late Rufner and Evelyn Pondexter. Mrs. Moore attended Christopher Payne Elementary School in Ronceverte and graduated with honors from Bolling High School in Lewisburg. She married Richard Moore and resided in Omar for many years. From this union came six children, four girls and two boys. Much later, she returned to Ronceverte with her family, and went on to retire from the Federal Reformatory for Women in Alderson in 1981, after many years of service. For the past several years she has resided in Hinton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ronceverte, a member of the Bolling High School Alumni, and the Hilldale-Talcott Ruritan Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband; a son, David; two brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include: son, John Moore of Ronceverte; four daughters, Diana (Donald) of Landover, MD, Patricia and Marion of Hyattsville, MD, and Evelyn Harley (Gary) of Clinton, MD; seven grandchildren, Devin, Donna (Greg), Jada, Leann, Alana, Jasmine and Carmen; three great-great grandchildren, Rasheed-Amir, David and Cameron; sister, M. Frances Moses (Moses) of Washington, DC; brothers, John of Ronceverte, Albert of Falls Church, VA and Percy (Elnora) of Stafford, VA; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held Monday, Mar. 4, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Ronceverte with Rev. Robert Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. Friends may visit Sunday, Mar. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte.

Rhoie M. Hedrick - Organ Cave
Rhoie M. Hedrick, 95, passed away, Saturday. Feb. 16, 2002, at her home after a long illness. Born Oct. 29, 1906 in Ansted, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Janette Atkinson Barker. Mrs. Hedrick was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Hedrick had been a resident of Organ Cave for 63 years, a member of the Salem Presbyterian Church of Organ Cave, a retired cook for Organ Cave School and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Hedrick, Sr.; son, Jack Hedrick in 1994; two sisters, Biddie E. Deitz and Bessie Bower; three brothers, Johnny Barker, Cecil Barker and Chalmer Barker; and two grandchildren. Survivors include: two daughters, Jean Stone and husband, Lonnie of Ronceverte and Nancy Hedrick of Organ Cave; three sons, Clyde C. Hedrick, Jr. and wife, Marion of Beaver, Larry Hedrick of Ronceverte and Robert J. Hedrick and wife, Billie of Orangevale, CA; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial were Feb. 19, at the Salem Cemetery, Organ Cave with the Rev. Clifford Stone officiating. There was no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salem Presbyterian Church, Rt. 2, Box 289, Ronceverte, WV 24970. Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

Bobby P. Masters - Savannah, GA
Bobby P. Masters, 66, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at home. Born Aug. 19, 1935 at Caldwell, he was the son of the late Woody and Madeline Masters. Mr. Masters lived for 27 years in Savannah, GA, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He had worked with the FAA, GSA, and retired from the U.S. Customs Department with 37 years of service. He was a member of the Islands Christian Church, the VFW, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Chatham County Sheriff's Department Boy's Club and the American Legion Post in College Park. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Johnson and Anavie Morgan; and brother, Clarence Masters. Survivors include: his wife, Catherine H. Masters of Savannah, GA; daughters, Laura Over-street Tate of Ringgold, GA, and Lori Jean Masters Sims of Savannah GA; son, Robert Clarence Masters of Islamabad, Pakistan; sisters, Loretta Radford and Margaret Keen, both of Caldwell; four grandchildren, Robben Lawrence Sims, Jr., William Robert Over-street and Robert Austin Masters, all of Savannah, GA, and John David Overstreet of Ringgold, GA; and four step-grandchildren, Will and Katie Reed of Savannah, GA, and Sydney and George Tate of Ringgold, GA. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Liberty House of Praise with the Rev. Gary Dean officiating. Burial will follow at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be: Richard Morgan, Ray Keen, Sr., Ray Keen, Jr., Henry Radford, Jr., Kevin Gabbert, David Keen, Buddy Vass and Michael Howard. Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Eleanor Poland - Lewisburg
Mary Eleanor Poland, 85, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home, Fairlea. Born Mar. 11, 1916 at Garrard County, KY, she was the daughter of the late William Beattie and Edith Margaret Wood Denny. She attended the University of Kentucky and received her master's from the University of California at Berkley in textile design. She served as lieutenant in the Waves during World War II and went to Japan after the war with the occupation forces. She worked as a chemist doing textile research and helped to develop many of the synthetic fabrics in common use today. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg, and was a past member of the church of The Apostles, Arlington, VA. Survivors include: daughter, Edith M. Gibson of Lewisburg; granddaughter, Stephanie Tilley of Lewisburg; grandson, Mark McKinley of Lewisburg; great-grandson, Patrick Henry Tilley of Lewisburg; stepsons, James Poland and Leonard Poland, both of Arlington, VA; sisters, Margaret McDougall of Chicago, IL, and Jane Mulberry of Dallas, TX; brother, Dann Lynn Denny of Punta Gorda, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Church Street, Lewisburg, with the Rev. James Conyers officiating. There will be no visitation. Donations of sympathy may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, North Central WV Chapter, 107 C'Anna Square, Fairmont, WV 26554. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

James A. Collins - Ronceverte
James A. Collins, 76, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a short illness. Born Oct. 4, 1925 in Buck, he was the son of the late George and Isora Garten Collins. Mr. Collins was a lifelong resident of Greenbrier County and was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice C. Collins on Sept. 1, 1999, and one brother, Ernest C. Collins on Apr. 8, 1994. Survivors include: stepdaughter, Darla Phillips and husband, Don Hammons of Lewisburg; granddaughter, Amber Phillips of Lewisburg; niece, Dorothy Loudermilk and friend, Nick Justice of Lewisburg; nephew, David Dahmer and wife, Ann of Ronceverte; sister-in-law, Wyonia Dahmer of Frankford; and four nieces. Services were held Feb. 22, at the Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea, with Pastor Youel Altizer officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Fort Spring.

Gus P. Cazak - White Sulphur Springs
Gus P. Cazak, 70, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea after an extended illness. Born June 24, 1931, at White Sulphur Springs, he was a son of the late Peter C. and Mary Gabriel Cazak. Mr. Cazak was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in White Sulphur Springs, and was a retired golf caddy at The Greenbrier. He was also an Army veteran. Preceding him in death was his father in 1956, his mother in 1967, and his only brother, John P. Cazak in 1981. Surviving is one sister, Gladys Cazak of White Sulphur Springs. Services were held Feb. 22, in the Chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, with the Rev. Gary Wapel officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs.

Carl A. Gallagher
White Sulphur Springs-Carl A. "Andy" Gallagher, 71, passed away Friday evening, Apr. 19, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after an extended illness. Born Jan. 22, 1931 at Sweet Springs, he was the son of the late William and Nannie Bell Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher was of the Baptist faith, a retired farmer, having worked for Burrs' Dairy Farm, White Sulphur Springs, a faithful and trusted employee for 45 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Gallagher, and a sister, Imogene Mandy. Survivors include: his wife, Mary Campbell Gallagher at home; son, Lewis Gallagher of White Sulphur Springs; brothers, Bill Gallagher of Covington, VA, and Albert Gallagher of Wilmington, DE; and three sisters, Mary G. Wade of White Sulphur Springs, Martha Pitt of Cornstalk, and Carol Brown of Lexington, NC. Memorial services were held Apr. 24, at the Chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, where the Rev. Lowell O'Dell officiated. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wild Meadow Baptist Church Building Fund or to the White Sulphur Springs Rescue Squad.

Chaz Benton Wilmer, III
White Sulphur Springs-Chaz Benton Wilmer, III, five-months-old, passed away Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2002, at his home after a sudden illness. Born Nov. 1, 2001 at Beckley, he was the son of Charles B. Wilmer, Jr. and Sylvia Arlene Amos of White Sulphur Springs. Other survivors include: sisters, Faith Wilmer and twin, Kaylee Y. Wilmer, both of White Sulphur Springs. Graveside services and burial were held Apr. 22, at Lincoln Cemetery, Ronceverte, where Bishop Melvin Mosley and the Rev. Bobby Tunstill officiated. Longanacre Funeral Home in Fairlea was in charge of arrangements.

Leo M. Porcella
Akron, OH-Leo M. Porcella, 89, passed away on Monday, Apr. 8, 2002, at Akron, OH, following complications from surgery. Mr. Porcella owned the Renick Plumbing Shop from the early 1950s until his retirement in 1981. He spent many hours working on the plumbing for the Greenbrier Youth Camp. In addition to his parents, Joseph and Marcia, he was preceded in death by brothers, John and Frank; and his wife of 65 years, Ina, on Apr. 17, 2000. Survivors include: Brad and Mary Ellen of Barberton, OH, where he lived the past two years; son, John of Renick, Roberta Rhoades of Charleston, SC; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service on Sunday, May 12, at 1 p.m. at Springcreek Presbyterian Church, Renick. Following the service, friends and family members will attend dinner at the Youth Camp. The family requests that any donations or memorials be made to the Greenbrier Youth Camp.

Kenneth Allen Wykle
Selma, VA and Frankford-Kenneth Allen Wykle, 60, passed away Monday, Apr. 22, 2002. Born Sept. 27, 1941, he was a son of the late Carl and Hazel Brackman Wykle. Mr. Wykle served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He was a carpenter and a member of Enon Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Lula Belle Wykle of Selma, VA; sons, Robert Paul Wykle, Kenneth Carl Wykle and Kay Gwin, Charles Douglas Withrow and Crystal, and Charles Michael Wykle and Rasha, all of Selma, VA; brothers, Larry Wykle and wife, Sandy, and Steve Wykle and wife, Drema, all of Frank-ford; sister, Kathy Allen and husband, Steve, of Frankford; and grandchildren, Kenneth Carl Wykle, Jr., and Justin Byrd, Dustin, Tabitha and Megan Withrow. Services were held Apr. 25, at Enon Baptist Church, Frank-ford, where the Rev. Jim Anderson officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Nephews and friends served as pallbearers. Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Eugene Andrews
Ronceverte-Robert Eugene Andrews, 78, passed away Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2002, in the Montgomery General Hospital, Montgomery, after a long illness. Born Mar. 8, 1924 in Princeton, he was the son of the late E.R. and Nellie M. Stull Andrews, Sr. Mr. Andrews had been a resident of Ronceverte and Barns-ville, OH, for many years, and a World War II veteran. He attended the Ronceverte Christian Church and was retired from the Wellsville Savings & Loan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Emmett Andrews in 1982 and Charles M. Andrews, Sept. 7, 2000. Survivors include: sister, Anna Fink of Ronceverte, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and burial were held Apr. 26, at the River-view Cemetery in Ronceverte where the Rev. Julian Grubb officiated. Longanacre Funeral Home in Fairlea was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Robert Warren
Natural Bridge, VA-Charles Robert Warren, 66, formerly of Alderson, passed away on Monday, Apr. 22, 2002, at the Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Lexington, VA, following a long illness. Born Mar. 7, 1936 at Alderson, he was the son of the late James Berman Warren and the late Viola McClung Warren Knapp. Mr. Warren was a former high school music teacher, having taught in North Carolina, Norfolk, VA, and Richmond, VA. He was a 1954 graduate of Alderson High School, Alderson and a 1958 graduate of Concord College, Athens, where he received his bachelor of arts degree in music. During his college years, he was a trombone player with the Blue-field Symphony. He was a member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Alderson, and a U.S. Army veteran having served in the U.S. Army Band. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Berman Warren, Jr. and Gerald Warren. Survivors include: sisters, Lois McCraw of Sinks Grove, and Mary W. Bowyer of Richmond, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Private graveside and interment services were held Apr. 26, at Rosewood Cemetery in Lewis-burg, where the Rev. Dan Stemple officiated. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Neville C. Ison
Lewes, DE-Neville C. Ison, 85, formerly of White Sulphur Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2002, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, DE, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 3, 1916 in Cromona, KY, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Hallie Loving Buck. Mrs. Ison was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt Ison and daughter, Patricia M. Jarrell. She is survived by: sons, James E. Ison of Stafford, VA, and Arnold P. Ison of Moulton, TX; daughter, Juanita Faye McDaniel, Lewes, DE; four sisters, Yvonne Allen of Florida, and Doll Perry, Jeanette Baker and Alene Pigg, all of Kentucky; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, Apr. 27, in the Chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, Interment will follow in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m., until time of the service at Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs.


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