Erma Lee McCarty
Erma Lee McCarty, of Sayrevillle, New Jersey, died April 8, 2006, after a lengthy fight with cancer.
She was born in Marlinton to W. Kyle McCarty and the late Ruby Sharp McCarty.
Survivors, in addition to her father, are brothers, Charles McCarty, of Beltsville, Maryland, and Steve McCarty, of Bowie, Maryland, and long-time companion, Walter Kozlowski, of Sayreville.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by brothers, Robert Allen and Gerald "Butch" Samuel, and her sister, Marian McCarty Murphy.
A memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ in Marlinton Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m., by Minister Randy Kelling.
Phyllis L. Long
Phyllis L. Long, age 87, of Parkersburg, died April 7, 2006, at The Arbors at Marietta, Ohio.
She was born June 9, 1918, in Pocahontas County, a daugher of the late George A. and Rachel Flenner Buterbaugh.
She is survived by her brother, Robert E. Buterbaugh, of Akron, Ohio, and three sisters, Letitia P. Kittle, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dallas Clayton and Anita Geldbaugh, both of Parkersburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hull Long, and one brother, George Buterbaugh, Jr.
Graveside services were held Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont.
Alice E. Mongold
Alice Edna Mongold, age 67, of Dorcas, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at her home.
She was born August 27, 1938, in Marlinton, the daughter of the late Claude and Virginia Cochran Carpenter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Talia Mongold, and four sisters, Dottie Agnor, Bonnie Clendenin, Anna Lee Hammer, and Harriett Baker.
Mrs. Mongold had been a cook for Grant County Schools for several years.
Surviving her are her husband of 47 years, John A. Mongold; three sons, Gary Mongold, of Dorcas, Jeffrey A. Mongold, of Low Moor, Virginia, and Mark A. Mongold, of Dorcas; five grandchildren; and three sisters, Jo Sydenstricker, of Millboro, Virginia, Zoe Sullivan, of Ansted, and Carla May, of Marlinton.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Schaeffer Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Garber, with burial in Sites Cemetery, Dorcas.
Memorials may be made to the Sites Cemetery, HC 33, Box 3040, Dorcas, WV 26847.
Fred Warren Gibson
Fred Gibson died January 24, 2006, at the age of 84 from complications of strokes. The longtime resident of Huntington Beach, California, was a retired major from the US Air Force in 1967 and retired from what is now Northrop Grumman in 1987.
He was raised on Elk Mountain, the son of Forest and Allie Gibson. He served in World War II as navigator instructor and graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in mechanical engineering following the war. He was recalled to the Air Force upon graduation, where he served as a master navigator, assigned to the Strategic Air Command and the B-47. He later earned his MBA and was assigned to the Space Systems Command when he retired with 25 years of service. He continued his career at Northrop Aviation, now Northrop Grumman, as an engineer on several aircraft programs.
Fred is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn; two sons, Stuart, of Irvine, California, and Robert, of Snohomish, Washington, two daughters, Ann, of McKinney, Texas, and Phyllis Walker, of Bakersfield, California, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and a brother, Thomas, of Troy, Ohio.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Kyle Bronco Carter
Kyle Bronco Carter, age 93, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital in Hinton following a long illness.
Born October 13, 1912, in Ryecove, Virginia, he was the son of the late William Hershel and Evaline Fletcher Carter.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of Hamilton Baptist Church in Hamilton, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Newberry Carter; a son, Kyle McDonald Carter; three daughters, Betty Jo Carter, Rebecca Kemp Hall, and Betty Jean Smallwood Manwarren, and a son-inlaw, Sidney Clay Sweeney, Sr., with whom he resided.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Carter; a daughter, Patricia Sweeney Moore, and her husband, Richard Ellis Moore; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday, April 7, at Grace Baptist Church, Nimitz, with Pastor William R. Ballengee, with burial in Quesenberry Cemetery, Jumping Branch.
Colleen LaRue, age 77, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Greenbrier Valley Hospital.
Born at Quinwood March 10, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Bessie Floyd Clowser.
She attended college for two years and was a retired social worker from the Federal Reformatory for Women at Alderson. She was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church at Hillsboro.
Preceding her in death were a son, Bobby Lee LaRue, a brother, Keith Clowser, and her parents.
Surviving her are her husband of 60 years, John R. LaRue, of Hillsboro, son, Barry W. LaRue, of Macedon, New York, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, sister, Mabel Arvin, of Marlinton, and two brothers, James Clowser, of Charleston, and Robert Clowser, of Mooresville, North Carolina.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ed Vallandingham, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Theodore Q. Moore
Theodore Q. Moore, age 79, of Hill Country Road, Marlinton, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
The son of the late Charlie and Icie Harvey Moore, he was born in the Hill Country, Huntersville, July 12, 1926.
He was retired after 32 years with Monongahela Power Company. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Mr. Moore is survived by a daughter, Linda Sprouse, of Elkins; three sons, Rickie Moore and Gary Moore, both of Marlinton, and Steve Moore, of Monterey, Virginia; two sisters, Hallie Cain and Mary Jean Taylor, both of Marlinton; a brother, Howard Moore, of Marlinton, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A brother, Richard Moore, is deceased.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home on Saturday by the Rev. Jerry Moore.
Memorial gifts may be made to Marlinton Rescue Squad, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Home Health.
Oliver J. Young
Oliver James Young, 47, of Marlinton, died on Monday, June 12, 2006, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
Born at Marlinton on September 28, 1958, he was the son of the late Garland Cephis and Ruth Frances Burgess Young.
Oliver was the owner and operator of Young's Body Shop for 20 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the NRA and attended the Marlinton Nazarene Church. He loved hunting, fishing, NASCAR, and antique cars.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Sue Beverage Young; three daughters, Priscilla Young, at home, Beth Young, of Bluefield, and Pam VanReenan, of Marlinton; two brothers, Omar Young, of Gap Mills, and Loy Burgess, of Marlinton; six sisters, Osa Wilfong, of Hillsboro, Bonnie Lemon, of Clifton Forge, Virginia, Donna McGinnis, of Buckeye, Dortha Kecklinger, of Milleysville, Tennessee, Betty Conner, of Weston, and Cindy Beverage, of Buckeye; and three grandchildren.
The Rev. William Kumpf and Sam Felton will conduct the funeral service on Thursday, June 15, at 1 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Cochran Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Howard W. Brown
Howard Wendell Brown, of Daniels, and formerly of Arbovale, passed away at home Tuesday, June 6, 2006.
He was born at Daniels on June 25, 1924, to the late Harry W. Brown and Sallie Covey Brown, and was a lifelong resident of West Virginia. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener.
Howard was a 1941 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. He also attended Beckley College and West Virginia University. He retired from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, after a distinguished career in telescope operations and in the design and integration of highly advanced cryogenic technology for radio astronomical receivers. After retirement from NRAO, he served as a consultant in the cryogenics industry.
Prior employers included the United States Bureau of Mines in Morgantown, the C&O Railroad, and Appalachian Power Company. Howard also served as a radio transmission engineer at AM broadcast stations in Beckley and in Morgantown.
Survivors include his wife, Leona Gwinn Brown, of Daniels; one son Thomas Howard Brown, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; two daughters, Belinda "Connie" Miller, of Griffithsville and Glenna Black; two sisters, Ruth Adkins and Phyllis Brown, both of Daniels; and six grandchildren.
During the second World War, Mr. Brown was a Private First Class in combat with the U.S. Army's 97th Infantry Division in Europe during 1945, and served with the same division in the occupation of Japan until the demobilization of his unit in the spring of 1946.
A service in celebration of Howard's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at the Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, Inc., P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.