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Margaret Anne Goldsboro
BRIDGEPORT -- Margaret Anne Goldsboro, 79, of Rt. 3, Bridgeport, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at home after a sudden illness. She was born in Reynoldsville and was retired from Steptoe & Johnson with 28 years of service. She was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America, the Bridgeport Women's Club and a past member of the Stagecrafters. Surviving: daughter, Mary Margaret Hemsworth of Charleston; son, William "Skip" Hall of Clarksburg; brother, William Wyatt of Charleston; sisters, Mary Virginia Wyatt, Betty Crawford and Dorthea Fiora, of Bridgeport; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. A mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Harry N. Cramer as celebrant. Burial will be in Bridgeport Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church, where a wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Ella V. Groves
WEBSTER SPRINGS -- Ella V. Groves, 71, of Webster Springs died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, in Summersville Memorial Hospital, Summersville, after a long illness. She was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Webster County and a Baptist. Surviving: daughters, Carol Sue Ruley of Sebring, Fla., Kathy Cogar of Webster Springs; sons, Preston, Samuel and Randall Groves of Webster Springs; sisters, Lenore Jett and Wand Groves of Hacker Valley, Azetta Cool of Weston, Barbara Jean Batcher of Florida; brothers, Larry Bankhead of Webster Springs, Junior Bankhead, Stanley Bankhead, Kenneth Bankhead, Doyle Bankhead and Gary Bankhead of Florida, James Bankhead of Alabama; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, with the Rev. Marvin Riffle officiating. Burial will be in Cutlip Cemetery, Holly River Road, Webster Springs. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Leigh Ann Hill-Holley
Leigh Ann Hill-Holley, 30, of Cross Lanes was found dead May 12, 1997, said a Kanawha County Sheriff's Department spokesman. Her death is being investigated as a homicide. She was a lifelong resident of Cross Lanes, a 1984 graduate of Nitro High School, and attended Marlaing Gospel Tabernacle, St. Albans, and Fairview United Methodist Church, Cross Lanes. Surviving: daughter, Rachael Nicole Holley; son, James Matthew Holley; mother, Karen Lee Noffsinger; grandparents, Virgil and Margaret Noffsinger; sister, Elaine Kay Shinn; aunts, Roxie Lynn Pennington and Marsha Jean Davis; uncle, Dalton Noffsinger. Service will be 2 p.m. today at Gatens Funeral Home Chapel, Poca, with Elder G.D. Ford officiating. Burial will be in the Noffsinger Section of Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Family suggests memorial contributions sent to the Leigh Ann Holley Fund, c/o City National Bank, P.O. Box 7616, Cross Lanes, W.Va. 25356-0616.

Floyd E. Hughes
GALLIPOLIS FERRY -- Floyd E. "Frog" Hughes, 65, of Gallipolis Ferry died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, in Point Pleasant. He was a retired employee for the state Department of Highways. Surviving: son, Charles of Gallipolis Ferry; daughters, Karen Jean Hughes and Barbara Ann Hughes, of Gallipolis Ferry; sisters, Mildred Adkins and Dorothy Adkins, of Ashton, Bonnie Freeman of Cleveland, Edna Fielder of Gallipolis Gerry, Mary Edmonds of Pensacola, Fla.; brothers, James of Ashton, Howard Hughes of Huntington. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel Cemetery, Ashton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earl Filmore Hurt
BECKLEY -- Earl Filmore Hurt, 86, of Beckley died May 12, 1997, in a Charleston hospital after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Raleigh County and an Army veteran of World War II, where he was awarded four battle ribbons and the Bronze Star during his service as a staff sargent. He was a section foreman for the New River Coal Company's Sel-Tex Mine. He was a longtime member of Oak Grove Christian Church, where he served as deacon for several years, and a member of American Legion Post 32. Surviving: wife, Mary Mays Hurt; son, Paul of Beckley; sisters, Wildia Bane of Beckley, Ann Morris of Staunton, Va.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Christian Church with Pastor David Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Christian Church Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post 3110. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, and one hour prior to service Friday at the church.

Denise Knapp
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Denise Knapp, 45, of Sarasota, formerly of Kanawha City, W.Va., died Monday, May 12, 1997, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was an employment specialist for Sarasota Memorial Hospital and a former employee of the state Department of Agriculture. Surviving: husband, Glenn A. Knapp; sons, John Brian and Glen Matthew of Sarasota; daughter, Amy Kotula of Birmingham, Ala.; parents, Raymond and JoAnne Eye of Sun City Center, Fla.; sister, Vickie Michael of Richmond, Va. Service will be noon Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Daniel Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to service Saturday at the funeral home.

Timothy Marcum
LAKE -- Timothy Marcum, 38, of Lake, Logan County, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, in Logan General Hospital. He was a self-employed carpenter and Methodist. Surviving: wife, Susan Lanthorn Marcum; son, Timothy Taylor Marcum, at home; mother, Louise Reed Graham of Huntington; stepfather, Lewis Graham of Huntington; sisters, Debbie Kelley of Hilton Head, S.C., Neva Hogge and Teresa Ball, of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, William T. Marcum Jr. of McConnell. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, with Dr. Bruce Reed officiating. There will be no visitation. Family suggests memorial contributions sent to the Children's Therapy Clinic for Cerebral Palsy, 2345 Chesterfield Ave., Charleston, W.Va. 25304. Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie Mae Montgomery
STOUTS MILL -- Bessie Mae Montgomery, 83, of Stouts Mill died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Locust Knob Church of Christ. Surviving: husband, Willard Montgomery; daughters, Helen Steele of Stouts Mill, Elizabeth Lowther of Linn; son, James W. of Linn; brothers, Leonard Grogg of Princeton, Orval Grogg of Clarksburg; sister, Mable Reed of Biloxi, Miss.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild; two foster-great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with the Rev. Albert Farley officiating. Burial will be in Locust Knob Cemetery, Stouts Mill. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

James M. Moore
James Monroe Moore, 54, of Charleston died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at home after a short illness. Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ruth Offutt
CANTON, Ohio -- Mary Ruth Offutt, 85, of Canton, formerly of Millstone, Calhoun County, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in Sumser Retirement Village, Canton, after a long illness. She was a homemaker. Surviving: husband, Ollie Offutt Sr.; sons, Ollie Jr. of Parkersburg, Bernard of Sandyville; daughters, Glennis Simmons of Twinsburg, Ohio; sister, Glenna Lynch of Arnoldsburg; brother, John Garrett of Newton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Sand Ridge. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alvin H. Ostrin
Alvin H. Ostrin, 79, of Kanawha City died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, in Charleston. He was former owner of Ostrin Electric Co., a member of B'Nai Jacob Synagogue, a graduate of Charleston High School and the Cincinnati Music Conservatory and was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County. Following his retirement, he played first violin for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the University of Charleston Symphony. He was a member of B'Nai Brith, Chevra Kaddisha and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Surviving: brother, Arthur Borstein of Charleston; sister, Pauline Borstein of Charleston; five nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and nephews; seven great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with Rabbi Victor Urecki officiating. Burial will be in B'Nai Jacob Eternal Home, Ruth. There will be no visitation.

Ercil Ivy Parsons
TANNER -- Ercil Ivy Parsons, 76, of Tanner, Gilmer County, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Surviving: daughters, Annalee Sauer and Lou Ann Jones of Baltimore, Glena "Joann" Warehime of Ocean City, Md.; sons, Robert Lee Bailey and John Bailey of Manchester, Md., James Bailey and Richard Bailey of Tanner, Earl Bailey of Cedar Creek, David Bailey of Glenville; sister, Ina Cottrill of Lakelynn, Pa.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with the Rev. David Cottrill officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Herbert R. Peal Sr.
HOMOSASSA, Fla. -- Herbert R. Peal Sr., 64, of Homosassa died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in Tampa, Fla., after a short illness. He was born in Spring Hill, W.Va., a retired employee of International Harvester, a 21-year resident of Florida and a Marine Corps and Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving: son, Herbert R. Jr. of Aripeka, Fla.; daughters, Gwendolyn Lou Milanich, Tina Canaris, of Hudson, Fla., Rene Janczyk of Salem, Wisc., Susan Malcomb of New Port Richey, Fla., Nancy Melling of Port Richey, Fla., Heidi Peal and Heather Peal, of Homosassa; brothers, Jimmy Peal of Charleston, W.Va., Donald Peal of St. Albans, W.Va.; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Bell Funeral Home, Hudson. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Constance P. Perry
OCALA, Fla. -- Constance Palmer Perry, 71, of Ocala, formerly of Charleston, W.Va. died Monday, May 12, 1997, in Women and Children's Hospital after a short illness. She was a retired office manager employed by the Teamsters' Joint Council Health and Welfare Pension Fund, attended Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Ocala, and was a member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine. Surviving: daughter, Cathy Mildren of Vienna; son, F. Bruce Perry Jr. of Charleston. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 23, 1997, in Ocala. Family suggests memorial contributions sent to the Alzheimer's Association. Information provided by Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

William V. Robbins
EDGEWATER, Md.-- William Vincent Robbins, 61, of Edgewater died Sunday, May 11, 1997, in Phoenix, Ariz., after a short illness. He was an employee of Kelly Press, Landover, with 20 years of service, a member of Local 285, Graphic Communications International Union and an Army veteran. Surviving: wife, Phyllis J. Robbins; sons, Albert of Fort Pierce, Fla., William Jr. of Branchville, N.J., Teddy of Greensboro, N.C.; daughters, Sherri Robbins of Branchville, Allison Robbins of Edgewater, stepsons, Ronald Ryder of Linden, N.C., David Ryder of Edgewater; seven brothers; six brothers; nine grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday in Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs. Burial will be in Alvon Presbyterian Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Otha L. Roush
HAMLIN -- Otha L. Roush, 54, of Hamlin died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. He was a retired construction worker. Surviving: wife, Donna Davis Roush; daughter, Christina Roush of Hamlin; mother, Hettie Roush of Hamlin; sisters, Mary Richmond and Leah Plumley, of Hamlin, Lucy Dailey of Milton; brothers, John Roush of Greenville, N.C., Paul Roush of St. Albans, Homer Roush Jr. of Milton. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. Ken Nolan officiating. Burial will be in Long Rest Cemetery, Hamlin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Merle Marie Roy
ELKINS -- Merle Marie Roy, 100, of Elkins died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center after a long illness. She was a homemaker, owner and operator of Alpena Gap Service Station during the 1940s, and operator of Straight Service Station, Bowded. She was a Christian and a member of the Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center. Surviving: son, Willard Vance of Elkins; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home, Elkins, with the Rev. Kevin Gainer officiating. Burial will be in Elkins Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary F. Schultz
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mary F. Schultz, 63, of West Columbia, formerly of St. Albans, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, after a long illness. She was a homemaker. Surviving: brothers, Lonnie Woods of Charleston, W.Va., Ralph Woods of Red House, W.Va.; sisters, Helen Steadman of Lake Clark Shore, Fla., Verna Anderson of Saluda; several nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans. Burial will be in Teays Hill Cemetery, Teays Valley, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Jack Smith
PINEY VIEW -- Jack Smith, 72, of Piney View died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Ella Smoot
MADISON -- Ella Smoot, 57, of Madison died Saturday, May 10, 1997, in Boone Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was employed by the Boone County Board of Education as a custodian in Madison Grade School for 23 years, and a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Madison, where he served as church secretary and Sunday school treasurer. Surviving: son, Tyrone Smoot of Madison; mother, Betty Johnson of Madison; sisters, Lila Murphy and India Ineal Ross, of Charleston, Annatta Josephine Anthony of Columbus, Ohio, Clarisa B. Smoot of Madison; brother, Norman Patrick Smoot of Augusta, Ga. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Michael Pollard officiating. Burial will be in Family Gardens, Madison. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Joseph H. Stephens
HINTON -- Joseph H. "Joe" Stephens, 76, of Hinton died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital after a long illness. He was a disabled miner, minister, member of UMW and attended Brethren Church, Crab Orchard. Surviving: wife, Mary Catherine Small Woods Stephens; sons, Galen of Beckley, Roger of New Creek, Wayne of Hinton; daughters, Brenda Adkins of MacFarlan, Deborah Martin of Hinton; half-brothers, Elmer, Joseph, Horace and George Stephens, of Virginia; half-sisters, Blanche Poe and Mary Thacker, of Virginia; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton, with Pastor Jimmy Fitzpatrick officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service today at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

Violet F. Talbert
Violet Fosburg Talbert, 85, of Sissonville died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Kings Way Christian Church, Nitro. Surviving: daughter, Opal Pauline Monin of Sissonville; sister, Opal Hankey of Treasure Island, Fla.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with Pastor Dwight Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Floe S. Taylor
WESTON -- Floe Swisher Taylor, 92, of Weston died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at home after a long illness. She was a homemaker, a 72-year member of Berlin Extension Homemakers, a member of Berlin United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and a former member of Berlin Rebekah Lodge. Surviving: daughters, Anna Marie Dawson of Parkersburg, Dortha Jean Smith of Weston, Mary Frances Marple of Buckhannon; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with the Rev. Roger McKee officiating. Burial will be in Fairview IOOF Cemetery, Berlin, W.Va. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruby Alice Waugh
MARLINTON -- Ruby Alice Waugh, 74, of Marlinton died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after a long illness. She was a retired nurse's aid and a member of Central Union United Methodist Church, near Marlinton. Surviving: daughters, Debra A. Schoolcraft of Buckeye, Leanna D. Woodhouse of Marlinton; brother, Eldon Galford of Monterey, Va.; six grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with the Rev. I.W. Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family suggests memorial contributions sent to the Marlinton Rescue Squad.


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