Kenneth Marshall McQuain
Kenneth Marshall McQuain, age 51, of Dunmore, died at home on Monday, November 19, 2001.
He worked as a nurse aide, and was of the Baptist faith.
The son of Evelyn Campbell McQuain, of Dunmore, and the late Elvin H. McQuain, he was born at Marlinton February 13, 1950.
He is survived by his mother, a sister, Deborah Ann McQuain, of Staunton, Virginia, and a brother, Wayne Daniel McQuain, of Louisville, Kentucky.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jerry Ginn on Friday morning.
David Ray McLaughlin
David Ray McLaughlin, age 57, of Ariton, Alabama, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001.
Mr. McLaughlin was retired from the U. S. Army as Staff Sergeant and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, where he received a National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. At the time of his death, he was employed at the U.S. Post Office in Ozark. He was a Master Mason for 30 years and a member of Ariton Lodge #171. He was the worshipful master for four terms and served as treasurer. He was also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, and a member of the Shrine.
He was a native of Pocahontas County and was preceded in death by his father, Basil McLaughlin.
Survivors include his wife, Lee Ella McLaughlin, of Ariton; one daughter, Liz Baxley, of Texasville, Alabama; two sons, Charles McLaughlin, of Brundidge, Alabama, and Shawn McLaughlin, of Ariton; his mother, Geraldine McLaughlin, of Buckeye; one sister, Kay Ross, of Tucson, Arizona; two brothers, Edward McLaughlin, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and Kenneth McLaughlin, of Roanoke, Virginia; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 20, from the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home by Brother Jamie Smith. Burial with full military and Masonic rites followed in the Bethel Assembly of God Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Ariton Masonic Lodge #171, P.O. Box 365, Ariton, Alabama 36311.
Lois Mae Meadows
Lois Mae (Polly) Hannah Meadows, age 76, of Preston, Maryland, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, at Easton Memorial Hospital from pneumonia.
She attended Marlinton High School and she and her husband moved to Baltimore, Mary- land, after World War II. She retired in 1985 after twenty years as a teller with Baltimore Gas & Electric Company. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Cedarettes.
A native of Marlinton, she was born October 22, 1924, the daughter of Sherman Bell Hannah and Jessie E. Hannah VanReenan, both deceased.
Preceding her in death were her husband of fifty-five years, Frank E. Meadows, and two brothers, Dale Hannah and Charles Hannah.
Her survivors include two daughters, Dolores J. Von Den Bosch, of Preston Maryland, and Brenda L. Curtis, of Fairfield, Pennsylvania; a son, Wayne A. Meadows, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; two brothers, James Hannah, of Lorraine, Ohio, and John Hannah, of Vermilion, Ohio; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home in Pasadena. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Baltimore.
Elsie Irene Wilfong Madison
Elsie Irene Wilfong Madison, age 79, of Hampton, Virginia, died Friday, November 22, 2002, at Sentara Hampton General Hospital. She was a Methodist and a member of AARP. Born at Marlinton April 13, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Asa I. and Mary E. Wheeler Wilfong. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Lee Madison, and two brothers, Ivan Wilfong and Elmer Wilfong. Surviving her are two daughters, Marshall Beal, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Donella Madison, of Hampton; two sons, Marion Madison, of Harmony, North Carolina, and Kerwin Madison, of Hampton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Wilfong Cemetery.
Grace Myles, age 93, of Renick, died February 7, 2003, at The Brier Nursing Home in Fairlea.
Born January 22, 1910, at Jacox, she was the daughter of the late Newton Okey and Elizabeth Hagy Kellison.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Myles; a son, John Joe Myles; a daughter, Elizabeth Lucille; two sisters, Nettie Walkup and Cora Bush; and three brothers, Homer, Clarence, and Henry Kellison.
Mrs. Myles was a member of Spring Creek Presbyterian Church in Renick and a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Lewisburg.
Survivors include one son, Lewis Myles, of Renick; sister, Edna Weakley, of Chattanooga, Tennessee; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday in Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg by the Rev. Doyle Kester. Burial was in Morningside Cemetery at Renick.
Memorial donations may be made to Morningside Cemetery, P.O. Box 135, Renick, WV 24966, or Spring Creek Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 38, Renick, WV 24966.
Charles Herschel Spencer
Charles Herschel Spencer, age 90, of Geistown, Pennsylvania, died January 29, 2003, at the Church of the Brethren Home.
Born August 16, 1912, at Boyer, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Rader Spencer.
Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Reva Phillips Spencer; brother, Gordon; and sisters, Mabel Gragg and Edith Wilfong.
He is survived by his son, David Spencer, of Hawthorne, New Jersey; two grandchildren and a great-grandson; two sisters, Blye Taylor, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, and Pearle Ashworth, of Durbin.
Mr. Spencer was a retired foreman for Bethlehem Steel Corporation and enjoyed gardening.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 2, at the Henderson Ketterer Funeral Home, Geistown, by the Rev. Gary Tustin. Entombment was in the Richland Mausoleum.
Memorial donations may be made to Geistown Volunteer Fire Company.
Bernice Pearl Walker Massie
Bernice Pearl Walker Massie, age 58, of White Sulphur Springs, died Monday, February 3, 2003, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a long illness.
Born October 20, 1944, in Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late George and Golean Pearl Walker.
She had been a resident of White Sulphur Springs for several years and was a member of the New Life Missionary Baptist Church of White Sulphur Springs. She had been a caterer for the U.S. Naval Base in Arlington, Virginia.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Massie.
Surviving her are a daughter, Tonya Head, of Jersey City, New Jersey; a son, Tony C. Benton, of Lisbon, Ohio; two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Pollock, of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Denise Gordon, of Alexandria, Virginia; two brothers, Philmore Walker, of Manassas, Virginia, and Anthony Abernathy, of Warrenton, Virginia; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at the First Baptist Church in White Sulphur Springs by the Rev. Greg Scott and the Rev. Nelson Staples, III. Burial was in the Greenhill Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs.
Omar Smith, of Huntersville, died Tuesday, February 11, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
No arrangements had been made at press time at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton.
Elizabeth Irene McLaughlin
Elizabeth Irene McLaughlin, age 51, of Rt. 2, Marlinton, died at her home Friday, March 28, 2003.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Huntersville.
A native of Marlinton, she was born November 21, 1951, the daughter of the late Carman Emerson and Thelma Irene Smith Sharp.
Surviving her are her husband, Howard Lee McLaughlin; three daughters, Jennifer Jade Hendrick, of Durbin, Jessica Jane McLaughlin, of Marlinton, and Jeanetta Joye Younger, of Itasca, Texas; one son, Charles Samuel Sharp, of Marlinton; five grandchildren; a sister, Mary Sharon Crone, of Lewisburg; and a brother, Carman C. Sharp, Jr., of Marlinton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in the McLaughlin Cemetery, Huntersville.
Memorial gifts may be given to Greenbrier Valley Hospice.
Gina Marie Jack
Gina Marie Jack, age 32, of Marlinton, died Thursday, March 27, 2003.
Mrs. Jack was born August 2, 1970, at Waynesboro, Virginia, to Darlen Fink Hoke and the late Milton Roy Hickman.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her husband, Erick Jack; two daughters, Brittany Leigh Jack and Cheyenne Nicole Jack; son, Dylan Brandon Jack; her mother, Darlene Hoke, and step-father, Kenny "Doc" Hoke, of Marlinton; four brothers, Stephen Hickman, of Marlinton, Kevin Hickman, of Richmond, Virginia, Mike Hoke and Matt Hoke, both of Marlinton; grandmother, Linda R. Cassell, of Marlinton.
Services were held Monday morning by the Rev. Jerry Moore at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Holly Hubert McClain
Holly Hubert McClain, age 65, of Buckeye, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Beckley.
Born in Walkersville October 21, 1937, he was the son of the late Okey and Margaret Ann Scott McClain.
Mr. McClain was employed in construction and management, had served in the Army, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, MacDonald Warren Lodge No. 103, Order of Eastern Star, Winola Chapter #59, at Mount Hope. He was a member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy D. Sharp McClain; daughter, Debra J. Porterfield, of Hagerstown, Maryland; son, Tony H. McClain, of New Durham, New Hampshire; three grandchildren; two brothers, Michael O. McClain, of Buckeye, and William T. McClain, of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Funeral services were held Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Phyllis Cox. Burial was in the Sharp Cemetery on Stamping Creek.
Jerry Lewis Keaton
Jerry Lewis Keaton, age 75, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at home.
Mr. Keaton had worked as an electrician in the coal mines. He served in the Navy during World War II.
The son of the late Virgil and Hettie Birchfield Keaton, he was born at Hotch Kiss August 12, 1927.
Survivors include his wife, Anna V. Ware Keaton; two daughters, Treva Bowman, of Culpeper, Virginia, and Donna Morley, of Bay City, Michigan; a step-daughter, Lousie Tacy, of Buckhannon; two sons, Ronald Keaton, of Bealeton, Virginia, and George Keaton, of Williamsburg; three stepsons, Rick Moats, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tom Moats, of White Sulphur Springs, and Robert Mayes, of Buckhannon; five brothers, Clinton Keaton, of Payette, Idaho, and Carl Keaton, of Meadow Bridge, Thomas Keaton, of Beckley, Walter Keaton and Frank Keaton, both of Slab Fork; twenty-four grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at VanReenen Funeral Home by Harry "Buddy" Crockett, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Greenbrier Valley Hospice, Lewisburg.