Raymond R. Wolfe
Raymond R. Wolfe, age 61, of Cass, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was a logger with his family and the Grimes Family Logging Companies and was also a truck driver for Daniel Construction Company. He also worked on the Cass Scenic Railroad, Snowshoe Resort and had worked for the City of Dallas, Texas.
Wolfe was born February 11, 1940, in Highland County, Virginia, and was the son of Alva Harper Wolfe, of Cass, and the late Viola Hise Wolfe.
Surviving him are Mary Wolfe, of Cass, his wife of 34 years; three daughters, Pamela Wade and Brenda Nottingham, both of Dunmore, and Sharon Wolfe, of Cass; four sisters, Evelyn Turner, of Durbin, Alice Meade, of Cass, Charlotte Elza, of Dunmore, and Marie Fultz, of Marlinton; four brothers, Clayton Wolfe, of Dunmore, Henry Wolfe, of Cass, Roger Wolfe, of Manassas, Virginia, and Lee Wolfe, of Green Bank; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse.
Donations of sympathy may be made to Rosebaum Family House of West Virginia University Hos-pitals, P.O. Box 8228, Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506-8228
Billy Warren Hannah
Billy Warren Hannah, age 78, of Mustoe, Virginia, died Thursday, October 11, 2001, at Reston Hospital, following a heart attack suffered while visiting his sister in northern Virginia.
He was born near Slaty Fork on October 14, 1922, a son of Hugh Amos and Levie Sabina Hannah.
He entered the United States Coast Guard on October 8, 1942. He saw World War II service in Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, and California before being discharged on November 11, 1945. He re-enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1948, serving about two years, then worked again for Hannah Lumber and was also employed by The Homestead.
Hannah is survived by two sisters, Lucille H. Lahti, of Herndon, Virginia, and Hazel H. Corbett, of Mustoe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marjorie Collins and Ethel High; two brothers, Hubert and Fred Hannah; and his son, Bruce Hull Hannah.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Donald Rose at Obaugh Funeral Home on Monday, followed by burial in Monterey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland County Rescue Squad, Monterey, Virginia, or charity of choice.
William L. Hill
William “Bill” L. Hill, age 71, of Mill Creek, formerly of Charleston and more recently a patient at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, died Friday, October 12, 2001, at the center.
He was an electrician working for the Volkswagen Stamping plant at South Charleston until his medical retirement.
He was born November 1, 1929, in Charleston, a son of Amma Hill Pauley, of Charleston.
On March 4, 1951, he was married to the former Betty Eskey, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Stephen W. Hill, of Valley Bend, and David Hill, of Huntersville; one daughter, Tellisa Hill, of Elkins; one brother, Cebert Pauley, Jr. five sisters, Wilma Sowards, Allie Mollohan, Shelby McCormick, Wanda Gillispie, and Donna Fizer, all of the Charleston area; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday at the Lohr-BarbVance Funeral Home in Elkins by the Rev. Frank Long. Burial was in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1200 Quarrier Street, Charleston.
Leda Gray Williams
Leda Gray Williams, age 56, of Martinsburg, died Monday, October 15, 2001, at her home.
Born January 21, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Lorraine and Delphi Williams and was the step-daughter of Lewis Dale Boggs, of Marlinton.
She graduated from Duquesne University with honors. Later she moved to California, where she attended the University of California at Los Angeles and recevied her degree in law and started her own law practice.
In 1994 she moved to Marlinton and started teaching at Marlinton Elementary School. Later she relocated to Martinsburg where she taught at Mussleman Junior High School.
Surviving her are two sisters, Dellaro Watson, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, and Lorraine Williams, Ontario, California; four brothers, Delphi Wlliams, Forrest Boggs, and Darwin Lee Boggs, all of Marlinton, and Robert Williams, of Pamona, California.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James Boggs.
The family willl receive friends at the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg on Friday, October 19, at 4 p. m.
Mary Jane VanReenen
Mary Jane Buzzard VanReenen, age 49, of HC82, Marlinton, died Sunday, October 14, 2001, at home after an extended illness.
Mrs. VanReenen was a dental assistant-medical secretary. She was a member of Cummings Creek Victory Chapel and a member of the Chapel’s Women’s Circle.
She was born June 29, 1952, at Marlinton, the daughter of William H. Buzzard and the late Lillian Bancroft Buzzard.
In addition to her mother, a brother, Loren Stanley Buzzard, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Douglas G. VanReenen; a son, Jared Lee Cain, of Jacksonville, Florida; her father; one sister, Linda Buzzard Coleman, of Jacksonville, Florida; and two brothers, William D. Buzzard, of Newcastle, Virginia, and James A. Buzzard, who lives on Beaver Creek.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Saturday by the Rev. Norman Lee Alderman at the Cummings Creek Victory Chapel. Burial will be in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday night from 6 to 9 at VanReenen Funeral Home.
Vinnie Smith, 96, of Marlinton, died November 28, 2001, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at press time. VanReenen Funeral Home is in charge.
William Galford, of Frank, died November 27, 2001.
Arrangements are incomplete at press time. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, is in charge.
Wawa Beard Gilmore
Wawa Beard Gilmore, age 87, of Durbin, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at Alleghany Regional Hospital at Low Moor, Virginia.
A life-long resident of Durbin, she was the last survivor of eleven family members. She attended the Durbin United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. An active member of the Democratic Party, she was a former member of the County Democratic Executive Committee and was honored in Charleston as the Democrat of the Year for Pocahontas County.
The daughter of the late Leslie Osborne and Ruby Mae Ralston Beard, she was born September 7, 1914, at Green Bank.
Her husband, Robert J. Gilmore, preceded her in death August 3, 1993. Also deceased are seven sisters, Jeanne Irons, Lillian Kerr, Bertie McLaughlin, Bonnie Brooks, Hallie Nottingham, Mildred Armstrong Marcum, and Josephine Myers; three brothers, Layke M. Beard, Dewey R. Beard, and Junior Beard; and one grandson, Scott Hubbard.
Surviving her are two daughters, Yvonne H. Gum, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Robertine (Bobbi) Hubbard, of Dallas Texas; a son, Arthur W. Gilmore, of Durbin; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday morning at the Durbin United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Rittenhouse and the Rev. Gary Gordon, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
William L. Howsare
William L. Howsare, age 76, of Huntersville, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at the Veterans Hospital, Salem, Virginia.
Born at Cumberland, Maryland, June 23, 1925, he was the son of the late Shirley Mae Reed McCoy.
He joined the Merchant Marine at age 16 and after graduation from high school joined the Army and served two years during World War II.
Mr. Howsare was a Presbyterian by faith and a member of the Huntersville Presbyterian Church, Huntersville Masonic Lodge #65, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathryn Eloise Howsare; son, Mark T. Howsare, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; four daughters, Karen E. Dean, of West Union, Anne S. Legge, of Pliny, Mary Saffel and Marjorie J. Howsare, both of Huntersville; and twelve grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was at his homeplace.
Elvin Hunter McQuain
Elvin Hunter McQuain, age 77, of Dunmore, died at home Monday, November 19, 2001,
He was a Forest Technician and a member of the United Methodist Church.
The son of the late Charles and Santha Lough McQuain, he was born at Dunmore January 26, 1924.
In addition to his parents, those deceased are a son, Kenneth Marshall McQuain, and brothers, Charles E. McQuain and Delford O. McQuain.
Surviving him are his wife, Evelyn Campbell McQuain; a daughter, Deborah Ann McQuain, of Staunton, Virginia; a son, Wayne Daniel McQuain, of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Gloria McDonald, of White Sulphur Springs; a brother, Robert W. McQuain, of Forest Hills, Maryland; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel on Friday by the Rev. Jerry Ginn.