Leona Zoe Dilley Rainey
Leona Zoe Dilley Rainey, age 75, of Beverly, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center. She had been in declining health for the past four years.
Born Wednesday, October 19, 1927, at Durbin, she was a daughter of the late Austin William Dilley and Iva Merle Wood Dilley.
On March 20, 1945, she was married to Roland Everett Rainey, who preceded her in death on May 18, 1998. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Raymond Jay Dilley and Melvin Austin Dilley.
Surviving are two sons, Bradford Rainey, of Elkins, and Terry Rainey, of Clarksburg; one brother, Max Eugene Dilley, of Elkins, three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She attended the schools of Pocahontas County and had worked at the Elkins Motor Lodge and K-Mart; she was a member of the First Church of Christ.
Funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home in Elkins by Pastor Ralph Andrus. Interment followed at the Beverly Cemetery at Beverly.
Mary Ruth Sutton Cubbage
Mary Ruth Sutton Cubbage died Saturday, February 15, 2003, at her home in Annandale, Virginia.
She was born at Arbovale on December 26, 1920, the daughter of the late Herbert and Henrietta Ratliff Sutton.
She is survived by her adopted daughter, Barbara Ann Seymour, of Newton, Kansas; one brother, Allen Ray Sutton, of Waterford, Pennsylvania; one sister, Judith Lucille Maxwell, of Beverly; two halfsisters, Naomi June Hoyet, of Ford City, Pennsylvania, Alice Guire, of Norton; three half-brothers, William Sutton, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Ivan Sutton, of Sykesville, Maryland, and James Sutton, of Elkton, Maryland.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Howard Cubbarge , and one half-sister, Clara Mae Sutton Smith, preceded her in death.
She attended school at Green Bank and had worked in the Washington, D.C., area, retiring from Northern Virginia Board of Realtors in Fairfax, Virginia. After retirement she worked part-time at the Department of Human Services with the food stamp program. She also did volunteer work at the Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.
She was an active member of the Annandale United Methodist Church in Annandale, Virginia.
Services were held at the Murphy Funeral Home in Falls Church and interment was in the National Memorial Park Cemetery in Falls Church.
Theresa Deree Jackson
Theresa Deree Jackson, age 37, of High Point, North Carolina, died Saturday, March 29, 2003.
She was born in Alexandria, Virginia, July 4, 1965, the daughter of Gary Coulter, of Renick, and Vicki Cooke, of Richwood.
Surviving her in addition to her parents are her husband, Timothy Jackson; two daughters, Amanda Hoffman and Tracy Hoffman, both of High Point; and a son, Daniel, of Ocala, Florida; a sister, Mitzi Barnett, of Clinton, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Bernard Sims. Burial will be in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Visitation at VanReenen Funeral Home Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m.
Mary Irene Mace
Mary Irene (Suze) Mace, age 50, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Monday, March 31, 2003, at her home.
The daughter of Mary Kay Smith McLaughlin, of Marlinton, and the late Joseph Rene McLaughlin, she was born at Marlinton on March 3, 1953.
She was a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon.
Mrs. Mace is survived by her husband, Leo William Mace, Jr.; two daughters, Cherie Lea Mace Friel, of Buckeye, and Carrie Lynn Mace Hickman, of Marlinton; two grandchildren; her mother; and a brother, Richard Rene McLaughlin, of Marlinton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday by Earl "Butch" Michael at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Marlinton Fire and Rescue Squad.
Visitation Wednesday night at Marlinton Presbyterian Church from 6 to 9.
Mabel R. Higgins
Mabel Ruby Reynolds Higgins, 87, of Amherst, Ohio, died June 13, 2003, at Golden Acres Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.
She was born on April 26, 1916, the daughter of Stokes and Margaret Bradley Reynolds, in Marlinton, where she was raised and attended school. She moved to Amherst in 1947.
Mrs. Higgins worked for the former Steel Stamping Company and the Mascon Toy Factory in Lorain for more than 25 years.
She was a member of South Amherst First United Methodist Church, the Amherst Hospital Auxiliary, where she was a volunteer for many years, and the Jolly Sixties.
Survivors include two sons, Sidney R. Mann, of Austin, Texas, and John R. Higgins, of Elizabeth, Indiana; two daughters, Sharon Ellis, of Auburn, California, and Harriet Finnegan, of Vermilion, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Edward Mann; her second husband, Harry Higgins; one son, James Mann in 2001; two infant children; two brothers, Robert and Randolph Reynolds; and two sisters, Lucille Johnson and Opal Sims.
Funeral service was held on Monday at the Hempel Funeral Home in Amherst with the Rev. Gary Lunsford officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Amherst First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main Street, South Amherst, Ohio 44001.
Bobby Gene Barrett, Sr.
Bobby Gene Barrett, Sr., age 67, of Keedysville, Maryland, died at his home on Sunday, June 15, 2003.
Born in Spice, he was the son of the late Mitchell Jesse and Viola Pearl Wickline Barrett, of Hillsboro.
He attended Church of God Universal in Hagerstown.
Mr. Barrett was a Pipefitter and Steamfitter with Local #769 and retired from the City of Brunswick, Maryland, in 1997 as a waste water operator.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Margaret May Hendrickson Barrett; a daughter, Darlene K. Barrett, of Keedysville; five sons, Dr. Bobby G. Barrett, Jr., of Martinsburg, Mitchell H. Barrett, of Hagerstown, Darrell O. Barrett, of Frederick, Maryland, David L. Barrett, of Brunswick, Maryland, William C. Barrett, of Keedysville; a sister, Martha Jane Barrett Zell, of Eagle Rock, Virginia; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday, June 19, at 1 p.m. in Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, Maryland, by Pastor Alvin Craig. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 500 Pennsylvania Avenue, Third Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Icie Mae Sharp
Icie Mae Sharp, age 85, of Marlinton, died Saturday, September 27, 2003, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cass, she was born May 25, 1918, the daughter of James Henry and Nora Kelley McLaughlin.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Arthur Sharp; a sister, Donie McLaughlin; brother, James Dice McLaughlin; and a grandson, Kevin McCarty.
She is survived by two daughters, Goldie M. Adams and Mary F. McCarty, both of Marlinton; two grandsons whom she helped raise, Ricky L. Bennett, of Marlinton, and Daniel W. Bennett, of Delray, and another grandson, Richard A. McCarty; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday morning at Cochran Cemetery by the Rev. Bob Mann.
Dewey Howard Cain
Dewey Howard Cain, age 38, of Rt. 2, Marlinton, died Wednesday, September 24, 2003, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The son of Geraldine Rider Cain, of Marlinton, and the late Kenneth O. Cain, he was born June 7, 1965, at Marlinton.
He had been disabled for several years, and was a former "green chain" sawmill worker. He was a member of the Nazarene Church.
Surviving him are his mother; three sisters, Debbie Schoolcraft and Carolyn Garretson, both of Buckeye, and Carrie Shirkey, of Marlinton; and three brothers, Robert L. Rider and Kenneth W. Cain, both of Stafford, Virginia, and Richard A. Cain, of Marlinton.
Funeral services were held Sunday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Junior C. Patton
Junior C. Patton (Carlile W. Patton, Jr.), age 66, of Hillsboro, died Saturday, September 27, 2003, at home at Mill Point.
He was the son of the late Carlile W. Patton, Sr., and Ada Maye Bryson Patton, born April 13, 1937 at Meadow Creek.
His parents, two sisters, Joy Patton and Lennie Varner, and a brother, Oscar Ward, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are three sisters, Betty Lovelace, of Thomasville, North Carolina, Dorothy Tyree, of Trinity North Carolina, and Sue Conley, of Buckeye; and two brothers, Elmer Dalton, of Hinton, and Donald Gene Barkley, of Denton, North Carolina.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mann, with burial in the Buckeye Cemetery.
Marjorie Lilly Anderson
Marjorie Lilly Anderson, age 77, of Route 1, Marlinton, died Friday, November 29, 2003, at The Brier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Ronceverte, after an extended illness.
She was born in Hinton March 22, 1926, the daughter of the late C.J. and Nell Eskridge Lilly.
Her husband, Clyde W. Anderson, sister, Carol Lilly Smith, and brothers, Zane Lilly, Cyril Lilly, and Don Lilly, predeceased her.
Her son, Michael L. Anderson, of Morgantown, sister, Orpha Hazel Wood of Hinton, and brothers, Lowell Lilly of Washington, D.C., Phillip Lilly of Hinton, and Jim Lilly of Florida, survive her.
Marjorie was a graduate of the Davis and Elkins School of Nursing and served in the United States Nurse Cadet Corps, and obtained a Degree of Regents Bachelors Degree in 1979. She was a nurse for many years at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Denmar State Hospital, State of West Virginia Health Facilities Licensure and Certification Survey Team, and was very active in the Habitat for Humanity program. She will be remembered, along with her husband, as the founder and owner, until 1987, of Pocahontas Continuous Care Center.
She was a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church.
The Reverend Betty Shields held services on Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home, with interment at Mountain View Cemetery.