Charles Daniel Ryder
Charles Daniel Ryder, age 70, of Winchester, Virginia, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, after a courageous battle with cancer.
A native of Pocahontas County, he was born on August 3, 1935, at Bartow, the son of the late Stewart W. and Verlie N. Ryder.
He was a graduate of Green Bank High School and Potomac State College, and had lived in Winchester for the last 20 years. He was a retired Property Officer with the Winchester Police Department. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are his daughter, Randee Ryder, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his sons, Aaron Ryder, Joshua Ryder, Caleb Ryder, and Timothy Ryder, all of Detroit, Michigan; and two grandchildren; sisters, Marguerite Miles, of Punta Gorda, Florida, Kathleen Stone, of Roanoke, Virginia, Carolyn Kiene, of Stephenson, Virginia; brothers, Harold C. Ryder, of Lewisburg, and Leon A. Ryder, of Lodi, California.
One brother, Stewart R. Ryder, preceded him in death in 1989.
Arrangements are being handled by Omps Funeral Home in Winchester and Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home of Arbovale. He was cremated and a memorial service will be held at Arbovale Cemetery at a later date.
Fay Thompson Moore
Fay Thompson Moore, age 92, of Buckeye, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Born in Louisiana March 31, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Pearl Barr Thompson.
She was a retired school teacher, beginning her teaching career in Williamson and then taught 24 years after coming to Pocahontas County. She was a member of Marvin Chapel Church and was a member of Pocahontas County Retired Teachers, Order of Eastern Star, and West Virginia Education Association.
Her husband, Charles Moore, preceded her in death, Also deceased are a sister, Stella Thompson, five brothers, Rudy Thompson, Don Thompson, Vance Thompson, Richard Thompson, and Lawerence Thompson, and one grandchild.
Surviving her are a daughter, Grace Jane Wigal, of Morgantown; three sons, Charles R. L. Moore, of Dunmore, Donald Moore, of Charleston, and David Everett Moore, of Arvada, Colorado; fourteen grandchildren; three sisters, Lucille Blesi, of Emory, Virginia, Vivian Billings, of Abingdon, Virginia, and Carolyn Fleenor, of Damascus, Virginia; and a brother, Neil Thompson, of Damascus, Virginia.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Van-Reenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Lawerence Thompson. Burial followed in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
Olen T. Myers
Olen Tom Myers, age 50, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in his Green Cove Springs, Florida, residence, surrounded by family members.
Born January 27, 1956, in Charleston, he had been a resident of the Green Cove Springs community for the past six years. He often traveled to Pocahontas County throughout his life to visit with family and friends.
Of Baptist faith, Tom worked as a handy man and enjoyed helping people.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Geneva Myers, and siblings Bob Myers and Betty Samples.
He is survived by three daughters, Peggy, Kimberly, and Elizabeth; four brothers, Jack Myers, of Middleburg, Florida, Raymond Myers, of St. Augustine, Florida, Larry Myers, of Charleston, and Junior Myers, of Clendenin, five sisters, Shirley Miller, of Elkview, Wanda Keeten, of Walton, Ora Boggs, of Clay, Kathy Shearer, of Marlinton, and Martha Seabolt, of Clendenin.
Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Cadle
Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Cadle, age 86, of Craigsville, died Friday, March 17, 2006, in Summersville Memorial Hospital, Summersville.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Craigsville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Leatha Schoolcraft McComb, two sisters, Lucy McQueen and Gladys "Patty" Cadle, two brothers, Harry Whiting and Leonard Edwards, and a grandson, Byron Cadle.
Surviving her are her husband of 67 years, Elder Emory Cadle; two sons, Aaron Wayne Cadle, of Colfax, North Carolina, and Elder Stanley Cadle, of Craigsville; two daughters, Thanna Farley, of Princeton, and Kay Montgomery, of Manassas, Virginia; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Tuttle, of Mannington, and Fleda Benboe, of Vancouver, Washington; and a brother, Eldridge McComb, of Huntersville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Craigsville by Elder Gary Utz and Elder Bob Dickerson, with interment in the West Virginia Memorial Gardens at Calvin.
Betty Jean Calhoun Fowler
Mrs. Betty Jean Calhoun Fowler, age 75, of Richmond, Virginia, died Sunday, March 19, 2006.
She was the mother of Michael O'Brien, of Marlinton, and Charlotte Via, of Richmond, Virginia, and sister of Mary Lou Dilley and Charles Calhoun.
No arrangements had been made when this news was received.
Barbara Lynn Starks
Barbara Lynn Starks, age 44, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at her home from complications of diabetes.
The daughter of Edgar and Doris Dorman Starks, of Hillsboro, she was born at Lafayette, Indiana, December 22, 1961.
She was a graduate of Pocahontas County High School and was a Patient Care Technician at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.
She is survived by her parents and two sisters, Bonita Kay Starks Lee, of Boyce, Virginia, and Lois Ann Starks Wilfong, of Hillsboro.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Lucy Youngblood, with burial in the McNeel Cemetery.
Paul Jackson Atkins
Paul Jackson Atkins, age 93, died on his 63rd wedding anniversary, February 27, 2006, in his home at 5430 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832.
Born May 31, 1912, in Parnassus, Augusta County, Virginia, he was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Kenny Jackson Atkins and Laura Lee Moyers Atkins, two infant sib-lings, sisters, Mary A. Young (1900-1985) and Clara A. Shull (1908-1977)
He is survived by his wife, Anna Shue Atkins, a daughter, Anna Lee White, a grandson, Laurence Paul Mangiapane, all of Chesterfield County.
Graveside services were held by the Rev. Ralph Grow at Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Augusta County, a half-mile from Mr. Atkins' birthplace.
Mr. Atkins joined the Methodist Church at Parnassus early in life, transferred his membership to Hopewell United Methodist Church near his residence in Chesterfield County, where a memorial service was held Sunday afternoon, March 19, with his pastor, the Rev. Russel Williams, officiating.
Mr. Atkins graduated from Centerville High School in Augusta County in 1929. In high school he played on the football, basketball and baseball teams.
He was employed helping farmers in harvest part-time while in high school and then full time for a year.
He enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps and with others was taken to Forest Dolly Ann Hollow, above Covington. They lived in tents, which they helped set up, and used open ditch latrine, while they helped build barracks, installed sanitary plumbing and electric wiring. Skills he learned there he utilized all his life.
With a small group, he was taken to Goshen Pass, Virginia, living in tents for three months. Paul was appointed crew leader. He worked with seven in his crew and widened and shored up the road at Goshen Pass, using hand tools. The forester was boss over Paul.
After two enlistments in the C.C.C., he was employed by Civil Service, teaching arithmetic, carpentry, and auto mechanics in C.C.C. Camps in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
On pay day he did barbering for 25¢ a haircut. He rigged up a barber chair from a salvaged car seat. During World War II, Paul was employed by the Department of the Army as a civilian in air craft electrical and repair, following training in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was then crew leader at Middletown Air Depot, Middletown, Pennsylvania.
In the last week of 1942, Paul, with his crew, was sent to Morgantown Airport to disassemble a big bomber (P-47) that had emergency landed on Christmas Day. They worked in 14 inches of snow, salvaging parts, loading on semis to go back to Middletown for repair. The job took about two weeks.
After working in the cold they went to the Morgantown Federal Recreation Center, where he met a WVU student, Home Economics dietitian major, Miss Anna Shue, of Droop Mountain, who was Cafeteria Manager, cook, et al, and who served him coffee on December 26, 1942. They were married February 27, 1943.
He was transferred from Middletown to Richmond, Virginia, when Richmond Army Air Base (now International Airport) opened. He worked on aircraft. When WWII ended, Paul transferred to Fort Lee, Virginia, where he worked on any and all Army vehicles until he retired, a civilian employed by the Department of Army.
After retirement he spent many days each summer on Droop Mountain on property bought there.
Darleigh Dair Shue
Darleigh Dair Shue, of Gallipolis, Ohio, the only son of the late Emery Everette and Pearlie Williams Shue, of Droop Mountain, died April 5, 2006, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant. He was born March 7, 1930, at Spice.
Mr. Shue graduated from West Droop School, attended Hillsboro High School, after which he attended John Marshall High School at night while working at Western Union in Richmond, Virginia, receiving training in welding, machinist and mechanics.
He retired as a long distance truck driver and welder after moving to Ohio.
Mr. Shue was a nondenominational Christian.
He is survived by his wife of two years, Bernadine Carroll Shue. Other survivors include his first wife, Marie Shue Stanley, of Hillsboro, the mother of his seven children, Rose Tinney of Elkins, Elaine McCoy, of Marlinton, Brenda Naumann, of Forest City, North Carolina, Little Ben Shue, of Hillsboro, James Wyatt Shue, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania; his sisters, Anna Atkins, Chesterfield, Virginia, Irene Shorter, Berlene Long and Wenona McNeal, of Augusta, Georgia, Vivian Gibson, of Maxwelton; eight grandchildren and one great- grandchild; aunt, Velma Shue, of Hillsboro.
Besides his parents, two sons, Warren Dair Shue and Wesley Allen Shue, preceded him in death, also his sisters Daphene Grimes and Edna Ray.
Services were held Sunday, at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home at Vinton, Ohio, with the Rev. Heath Jenkins officiating. Brother Amos Miller of the Amish Community also participated in the service.
Interment followed in Vinton Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Whiting Cemetery Fund c/o Irma Vaughan, Hillsboro, WV 24946 or the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church c/o Hyman McMillion, Hillsboro, WV 24946.
Bernice L. Reed
Bernice L. Faulknier Reed, age 83, of Marlinton, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
Born September 27, 1922, in Pocahontas County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Myrtle Ryder Faulknier.
She was a homemaker and a member of Central Union United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Harold Reed, preceded her in death, as did a sister, Belva Catherine Faulk-nier.
She is survived by her daughter, Myrtle Carol Dilley, of Marlinton.
Funeral services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Robert Mann. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.