Pauline Cunningham Frye
Pauline Jane Cunningham Frye, age 91, of Fairmont, died in Wishing Well Health Center on December 14, 2005, following a long illness.
Born in Clover Lick on January 17, 1914, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Virginia Cunningham. The family moved to Marlinton, where she grew up.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, A. Neil Frye, her four sisters, Ruth Cunningham, Ethel Wamsley, Mildred Wolfe, and Mary Virginia Hutson, and one grandson, Ernest Weimer Frye.
She is survived by her four children, Judge Andrew N. Frye, Jr., of Petersburg, Dr. John Frye, of Fairmont, Mary Frye, of Charlton Heights, and Dr. Paul Frye, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; one granddaughter and six grandsons, five great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters.
A WVU Phi Beta Kappa graduate, she taught Latin and English in Petersburg and East Fairmont High Schools. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont, where she once served as elder and president of the Women's Association. She had been a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Marion County Retired School Employees, WVEA, American Association of University Women, and 4-H All-Stars.
Funeral services were held December 17 at Main Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery.
Carl James Sharp
Carl James Sharp, age 85, of Marlinton, died Thursday, December 15, 2005, at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor, Virginia.
He was born at Marlinton on September 16, 1920, the first born of thirteen children of Milburn and Pearl Beverage Sharp.
In 1938 at the age of 18 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. In 1942 he sailed from New York City on the SS-Brazil to Karachi, India, where he participated in the China-Burma-India Pacific Theater during World War II. As a member of the 835th Signal Corps, he spent the next three years in the role of installing communication cables that were the key factor in opening up the Ledo Road in China under the Command of General Joseph W. Stilwell. At the end of World War II he converted from the Army Air Corps to the United States Air Force, where he completed 30 years of service as a Telephone Communications Expert. He completed three tours at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, one tour at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, and one tour at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska.
He was a member of the Marlinton Moose Lodge 2233, American Legion Post 50, The VFW Military Order of the Cooties, and a Life Member of the Pocahontas Post 4595, Marlinton. He was Protestant by faith. He enjoyed boating, crabbing, fishing, hunting, and gardening.
He married Virginia Dare Moretz, of West Jefferson, North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and a sister, Jenny Cutlip.
Surviving him are three sons, Barry James Sharp, Nathan Milburn Sharp, and Jeffery Carlton Sharp, all of Marlinton; brothers and sisters, Eula Moore, Edna Webb, Ann Hannah, Dorothy McCombs, Claude Sharp, Sr., Jane Madron, Margaret Channel, Ray Sharp, Ralph Sharp, Nancy Hagar, and Johnny P. Sharp; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Rev. Greg Moore held funeral services Tuesday morning at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. Burial with Military Honors were in Mountain View Cemetery by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps.
Harry Scott, age 75, died Friday, December 16, 2005, at Pocahontas Care Center.
A native of Droop Mountain, he was born April 24, 1930, the son of the late Robert and Bessie Walton Scott,
Mr. Scott was a logger and equipment operator and was a member of the Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Charles Scott, and Henry Scott; and two sisters, Ethel Jackson and Madeline Lay.
Surviving him are his wife, Edna Kramer Scott; a son, Harry Joseph (Joe) Scott, of Scottsville, Virginia; a step-son, Ronald Auldridge, of Hillsboro; two step-daughters, Bonnie Murray, of Buckeye, and Hazel Auldridge, of Marlinton; three sisters, May Miller, of Rising Sun, Maryland, Lucy Alfred Bealton, Virginia, and Myrtle Tomlin, of Amherst, Virginia; two grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral home on Monday by the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in Emmanuel Cemetery.
Dessie Marie Carpenter
Dessie Marie Carpenter, age 81, of Dunmore, died Sunday, December 18, 2005, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Born July 11, 1924, at Adrian, she was the daughter of the late William Asa and Georgia A. Pritt Scott.
She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Carpenter was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wiley Carpenter; her son, Roger Coffer Carpenter; sister, Tressie Walls; brother, William J. Scott; half-sisters, Lelia Crane and Violet Coberley; and five half-brothers, Harold Smith, Clyde Smith, John Dale, Lomam Scott, Ervin Scott.
Surviving her are a daughter, Nancy Ellen Taylor, of Cleveland, Ohio; three sons, Robert E. Carpenter and Richard D. Carpenter, both of Webster Springs, and Ronald R. Carpenter, of Dunmore; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday noon at Dunmore United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Hill, with burial in the Dunmore Cemetery.
Ezra N. Dean
Ezra Norman Dean, age 76, of New Cumberland, died January 24, at Trinity West in Steubenville, Ohio, following a brief illness.
He was born on January 3, 1930, in Huntersville, a son of the late Alfred and Ina Smithe Dean.
Ezra was a retired shop foreman from Stravaggi Industries, a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict, and was Methodist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Bell Dean; one son, Daniel Dean, of New Cumberland; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Jones and Ruth Ann Douglass, both of Weirton; three sisters, Alta Holbrook, Grace Combs, and Gaye Fields; five brothers Hubert Dean, Summers Dean, Winters Dean, Alfred Dean, and Elmer Dean; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon Dean, Raymond Dean, and Leonard Dean, and two sisters, Elsie Tacy and Delena Dunn.
Funeral service will be at the Turley Funeral Home in New Cumberland on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in New Manchester.
Theodore A. Arbogast
Theodore Allen "Teddy" Arbogast, age 58, of Durbin, died January 14, 2006.
He was born on June 9, 1947, at Boyer, the son of Leo Arbogast and Ruth Varner Arbogast Grogan.
Mr. Arbogast was a miner for the Carter Road coal mine.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Carroll Arbogast; one daughter, Brenda Nelson, of Durbin; and two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Arbogast.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 25, at 1 p.m. at the Durbin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Naglic officiating. Burial will be in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
Wilda Smallridge Wolfingbarger
Wilda Smallridge Wolfingbarger, age 82, of Belle, died Saturday, January 28, 2006.
Wilda was valedictorian of Marlinton High School in 1942, and a recipient of the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Award. She was a nurse's aide during World War II. She was a member of the Belle Church of the Nazarene.
Her parents were Parley Jackson Smallridge and Essie Barkley Smallridge.
Her husband of 56 years, Herman C. Wolfingbarger, is deceased.
Surviving are a son, Wade Wolfingbarger, of Belle; daughter, Marilyn Nichols, of Tyler Mountain; four grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
Services were held January 31 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home by the Rev. Dayton Lockard, with burial at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Dorothy C. Norman
Dorothy C. Norman, age 93, of Poca, died Saturday, January 21, 2006, at her home after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Norman, Sr.; daughter, Nancy Jo Ann Norman; and three brothers, Paul, Ralph, and Glenn Campbell.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Norman, of Poca; son, William L. Norman, of Scott Depot; three grandchildren; and brother, Gene Campbell, of St. Albans.
Born September 6, 1912, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice Campbell. She was an employee of CP Telephone Company, a former secretary, and licensed to sell insurance. She was a member of Kanawha United Presbyterian Church.
Married for 69 years, she enjoyed many memorable summers with her husband and family at their cabin in Pocahontas County.
A memorial service was held January 29 at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Kanawha City with Pastor Barry Moll officiating.
Mrs. Norman has donated her body to the WVU Human Gift Registry.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dorothy C. Norman to Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.