Margaret Coyner Chambers
Margaret Coyner Chambers, 74, of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away November 26, 2004, at Community Hospital of New Port Richey.
She was born in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Mrs. Chambers was the Director of Volunteers at Community Hospital for 20 years. She was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, where she served as a Church Usher, and was a member of the Altar Guild. She was also a member of the River Ridge Civic Association.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel W. Chambers; son, Daniel W. Chambers, III, of Columbia, South Carolina; three daughters, Anne Morrison, of New Britain, Pennsylvania, Rebecca Medley, of Plantation, Florida, and Margaret Ligon Chambers, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania; one brother, Dr. John Ligon Coyner, of Wichita, Kansas; and nine grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey, 34652, with Fr. Richard Mansur officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephens' Building Fund.
Daniel Odell Jordan, Sr.
Daniel Odell Jordan, Sr., age 50, died Monday, January 24, 2005, in Taegu, Korea.
Born on October 12, 1954, in Marlinton, he was the son of Phyllis Townsend Jordan, of Staunton, Virginia, and Curtis Eugene Jordan, of Alabama.
He was a 1973 graduate of Wilson Memorial High School in Fishersville, Virginia.
He retired from the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class and was a lifelong member of the VFW, and was of the Methodist Faith. He was a collector and restorer of classic cars.
At the time of his death, he was employed by the U. S. Military as a Training Officer for the 55th Theater Material Management Center, 8th US Army, in Taegu, Korea.
Daniel was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ward and Ona Townsend, of Arbovale.
Surviving him are his parents, Phyllis Townsend Jordan, of Staunton, Virginia, and Curtis Eugene Jordan, of Alabama; two sons, Army Captain Daniel Odell Jordan, Jr., of Fort Lee, Virginia, and Jason P. Jordan, of Savannah, Georgia; a daughter, Victoria J. Jordan, of Maryland; two sisters, Debbie Flickinger, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, and Denise Swortzel, of Roanoke, Virginia; and a brother, Jeff Jordan, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; and three grandchildren.
Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Arbovale by Chaplain (Major) Harsdorf. Burial with full Military graveside honors will be in the Arbovale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Thursday prior to the service.
James W. McGraw
James William McGraw, age 88, of Buckhannon, formerly of Marlinton, died Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital in Buckhannon.
A native of Marlinton, born February 16, 1916, he was the son of the late James J. and Nellie Butler McGraw.
He worked for 45 years as a clerk in C. J. Richardson Hardware Store in Marlinton and was a member of Marlinton United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Army in World War II.
His wife was the late Beatrice C. Barb McGraw. Also preceding him in death were three half-sisters, Anna Barlow, Ellen Wimer, and Bessie Cunningham, and a half-brother, John McGraw.
Surviving him are two sons, James "Gib" McGraw, of Buckhannon, and Paul "Doug" McGraw, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home Saturday afternoon by the Rev. Betty Shields, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Marvin Crawford Tallman
Marvin Crawford Tallman, age 62, of Chester, Virginia, died Thursday, January 27, 2005, at his residence.
Mr. Tallman was born in Stony Bottom, the son of the late George Washington Tall-man and Maggie Galford Maupin Tallman.
He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War and served seven years in the United States Army and retired from Phillip Morris USA after twenty-seven years of service.
He was preceded in death by his brother, George B. Tallman, of Summerville, South Carolina.
Mr. Tallman is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Ryder Tallman; son, Justin C. Tallman, of Winston Salem, North Carolina; daughter, Kristy M. Tallman, of Chester, Vir-ginia; three grandchildren; and sister, Evelyn M. Tallman Wyatt, of Dunmore.
A graveside service was held Saturday at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George County, Virginia.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Massey Cancer Center at the Medical College of Virginia by sending to: Massey Cancer Center, att: Office of Development, P.O. Box 980037, Richmond, Virginia 23298-0037, or by calling (804) 828-1450.
Ernest Oldaker, age 78, of Morgantown, died Monday, January 24, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born November 21, 1926, in Durbin, a son of the late Irene Link Burner and Ernest Edward Oldaker.
Mr. Oldaker was a member of Spruce Street United Meth-odist Church.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy from 1944-1946, serving on the USS Robert F. Keller. He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS Degree in Geology in 1953 and was a retired Project Engineer from the Morgantown Energy Technology Center. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and golfing, and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and served as Committeeman for BSA Troop #50 for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose Ellen Gorrell Oldaker; one son, Mark Edward Oldaker, of Pleasanton, California; one daughter, Linda Carole Miller, of Charleston; and two granddaughters.
Preceding him in death were a sister, Ernestine Elizabeth Oldaker and three brothers, Quinn Link Oldaker, Kermit Wayne Oldaker, and Drexler Burner Oldaker.
Funeral services were held at Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown Saturday by Pastor K. Almond. Burial was at East Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made in his memory to Spruce Street United Methodist Church, 386 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.
William S. Perry
William S. Perry, age 82, died Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at the VA Hospital in Beckley.
Born June 27, 1922, at Auto, he was the son of the late William F. and Gertrude May Adams Perry.
He was a lifelong resident of Auto, a carpenter, and a World War II disabled Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Perry, in 1961; two sisters, Opal Cartera and Vula Keene; and three brothers, Pat, Ralph and Hermit Perry.
Survivors include his wife, Mary G. Perry; four sons, Roy S. Perry, of Auto, K. Gary Perry, of Cartersville, Georgia, and Daniel M. Perry, of San Antonio, N.M., and Phillip W. Perry, of Clintonville; two sisters, Sarah Workman, of Marlinton, and Laura Palmer, of Baltimore, Maryland; a brother, Fitzhugh L. Perry, of Vago; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at the Woodland Community Church in Auto by the Rev. Mark Gillenwater. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery at Auto.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Woodland Community Church, General Delivery, Auto, WV 24917.
Gerald F. Calhoun
Gerald F. (Buster) Calhoun died on December 12, 2004, of a massive heart attack, at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida.
Born May 13, 1920, at Boyer, he was the son of Arlie Ray and Neva Calhoun.
He is survived by his wife, Doris, and four children, Gerald, Jr., Charles, Andrea and Turla, and several grandchildren. He also is survived by a brother, Charles R. Calhoun, of Marlinton, and sisters, Betty Jean Fowler, of Richmond, Virginia, and Mary Lou Dilley, of Marlinton. Another sister, Twila Basil, preceded him in death.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2004, at New Life Christian Fellowship. Interment was at 1 p.m. at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Orlando, Florida.
Barthel C. Townsend
Barthel "Bart" Clyde Townsend, age 79, of Romney, died Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital.
Born on September 24, 1925, in Frost, he was the son of the late Clyde and Nellie Kelley Townsend. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Hildreth Meadows, of Marlinton.
Mr. Townsend was a conservation officer in Hardy and Hampshire Counties for 36 1/2 years and retired as a lieutenant in 1986 in Romney. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, where he spent 1 1/2 years in the South Pacific aboard the Sub-Chaser 1078.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Fitzgerald Townsend; two daughters, Carolyn Hefner, of Charleston, and Linda Wilson, of Romney; one step-son, Michael Fitzgerald, of Buckhannon; one sister, Loretta Malcomb, of Marlinton; one granddaughter and one grandson, and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held in the McKee Funeral Home Chapel in Augusta on Saturday afternoon by the Rev. Ronald DiCiolla. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery at Lost River. Military rites were by the West Virginia Army National Guard.
Saundra Lenora Gilmore
Saundra Lenora Gilmore, age 67, Marlinton, died at her home on Thursday, February 3, 2005, after a long illness.
Mrs. Gilmore worked for twenty years in the local telephone office. She was a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church.
The daughter of the late Lon Hubert Kershner and Veda Lee Moore Kershner, she was born November 25, 1937, at Marlinton.
Her parents and a half-brother, James Donald Kershner, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are her husband, William H. Gilmore; daughter, Cynthia Monique Gilmore; son, William Shawn Gilmore; sister, Hannah Kay Beverage; half-sister, Jane Lou Duncan; half-brother, Hubert Vanden Kershner, of Woodland, California; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Rev. Greg Moore with remarks by Rev. Gary Jarrell. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.