Clyde William Nelson
Clyde William "Willy" Nelson, age 64, of Bartow, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Born at Boyer August 17, 1941, he was the son of Radie Arbogast Nelson, of Franklin, and the late Clyde Samuel Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was a foreman with the West Virginia Department of Highways and was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Durbin. He was an Army veteran, serving in Vietnam, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Donna Jean Rexrode Nelson, and his mother, Radie Arbogast Nelson, of Franklin; three daughters, Denise Salmons, of Ripley, Lori Huffman, of Franklin, and Stephanie Nelson, of Bartow; two sons, Andy Nelson and Matthew Nelson, both of Bartow; one sister, Margaret Waggy, of Franklin; two brothers, Jesse Nelson, of Ravenna, Ohio, and Leon Nelson, of Arbovale; and seven grandchildren.
Two sisters died in infancy.
Funeral services were held at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale Sunday by the Rev. Harold Swecker. Burial with military honors was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Earle Marion Galford
Earle Marion Galford, age 48, of Bartow, died Sunday, October 15, 2006.
Mr. Galford was born May 13, 1958, at Bartow, the son of the late Earl H. and Ada Marie Friel Galford.
He was a general carpenter and was a United States Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #0078 in Petersburg.
Surviving him are his daughter, Amy Carpenter, of Randolph County, sister, Mrs. Yance H. Lambert, of Frank, two brothers, Michael L. Galford, of Frank, and Grant R. Galford, of Bartow; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse.
Graveside services were held at the Wilmoth Cemetery with military rites.
Logan Wyatt Dale
Logan Wyatt Dale, age 16, of Huntersville, died at home Wednesday, October 11, 2006.
Logan was the son of Jerry and Wilma Wyatt Dale and was born in Elkins September 6, 1990.
He was a Sophomore in Pocahontas County High School and was on the football team, basketball team, and played soccer.
He was a member of Huntersville Baptist Church.
Logan is survived by his parents and two brothers, Evan Garrett Dale, a student at West Virginia University, and Grant Richard Dale, a student at Potomac State College.
Funeral services were held at Marlinton Middle School auditorium Sunday afternoon by Pastor Jerry Moore. Burial was at the Dale home near Huntersville.
Memorials may be made to Pocahontas County High School Athletics.
Mary Virginia McCoy
Mary Virginia McCoy, age 63, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, October 12, 2006, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. McCoy was the daughter of Hazel Morgan Hall and the late Neil "Letch" Hall. She was born at Hillsboro April 28, 1943.
She was owner-manager of McCoys Market in Hillsboro, and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Droop.
Mrs. McCoy is survived by her husband of 44 years, James LaVerne McCoy; son, James L. McCoy, Jr., of Hillsboro; a sister, Charleen Buzzard, of Hillsboro; a brother, Steve E. Hall, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; and one grandchild.
In addition to her father, two brothers, Wayne Hall, and Randolph Hall, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Hillsboro Monday afternoon by the Rev. Ed Vallandingham, with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Patsy O. Puffenbarger
Patsy O. Puffenbarger, age 61, of Hillsboro, died at her home on Sunday, October 15, 2006.
Mrs. Puffenbarger was born at Marlinton December 4, 1944, the daughter of the late Andrew and Grace Biggs Broyles.
She was a homemaker and a member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Puffenbarger is survived by her husband, Karol R. Puffenbarger; two daughters, Dawn Pennington and Christi Puffenbarger, both of Drexel, North Carolina; a son, Jay Puffenbarger, of Buckeye; five sisters, Marie Hannah, of Oceana, Peggy Landis, of Hillsboro, Nancy Broyles, Brenda Broyles, and Barbara Broyles, all of Marlinton; a brother, Bernard Broyles, of Marlinton; four grandchildren.
Two sisters, Lillie McClure and Polly Dilley, and four brothers, Russel Broyles, Pete Broyles, Bobby Broyles, and Larry Broyles, are deceased.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at VanReenan Funeral Home by the Rev. Ed Vallandingham, with burial in the Ruckman Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Miriam Roberts, age 89, a resident of Pocahontas Continuous Care Center, died Friday, October 13, 2006, at the Center.
A native of Cordova, she was born June 13, 1917, the daughter of the late William and Lillie Roberts Lewis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Roberts; a son, William H. Roberts; three sisters, Tempie Baldwin, Eskell Rudd, and Lennie Roberts; and three brothers, Tom Lewis, Gail Lewis, and Delbert Lewis.
Mrs. Roberts is survived by one granddaughter and two great-grandsons.
Funeral services were held at the Mt. Kennison Church of God Monday at 11 a.m. by Jack Burks and Charles Triplett, with burial in the Sharp Cemetery.
Glenda I. Sharp
Glenda I. Sharp, age 62, of Avon Park, Florida, died Friday, October 13, 2006, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
A native of Mill Point, she was born in Marlinton October 26, 1943, the daughter of the late Glen and Goldie McNeill Smith.
She was a manager in the Army Post Exchange System, and a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving her are her husband, Maxell F. Sharp, of Avon Park, and sister, Mary E. Bennett, of Martinsburg.
Her body is being cremated. Private services will be held at a later date.
Clyde K. Shrader
Clyde K. Shrader, age 63, of HC 69, Marlinton, died Friday, October 13, 2006, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Born in Marlinton August 5, 1943, he was the son of the late Clyde Neil Shrader and Della Mae Grimes Shrader.
Mr. Shrader was a carpet installer. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving him are his companion, Gertrude McLaughlin; a daughter, Barbara Ellen Jones, of Florida; two sons, Clyde James Shrader, of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and Adam Jason Shrader, also of North Carolina; a sister, Norma Gillis, of Marlinton; and two grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, three sisters, Phyllis McLaughlin, Jewell Fertig, and Patricia Shrader, and two sons, Jessie Neil Shrader and Robert Keith Shrader.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Pastor Jerry Moore, with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery.
James Franklin Varner
James "Jimmy" Franklin Varner, age 85, of Monterey, Virginia, died Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at Ruxton Health of Staunton, Virginia.
He was born March 7, 1921, at Mustoe, Virginia, a son of the late Arthur Clarence Varner and Elsie Corbett Varner.
He was raised in the Advent Christian Faith.
On June 21, 1947, he married Norma Lee Snyder, of Doe Hill.
Mr. Varner was always an avid horseman, having shown horses over a wide area for many years, and had acted as not only a riding instructor but as a farrier and trainer, as well. He had owned and operated a breeding business, working with registered saddlebred and walking horses. He was a member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' Association, and the American Saddlebred Museum, and was always willing to share his knowledge of the horse business with others.
Mr. Varner was a member of the VFW, having served in the Pacific Theatre with the U.S. Army (Americal Division) during WWII. A very patriotic man, Jimmy was always very proud of his contribution to his country, and had the utmost respect for the U.S. Flag. He was a farmer and had operated the Swiss Esso Service Station for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Varner, of Monterey; a daughter, Vonne Kameron Siron, of Weyers Cave, Virginia; two grandchildren; three sisters, Judith V. King, Mabel V. Snyder, and Velda V. Smith, all of Staunton, Virginia.
A funeral service was conducted Friday at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, Virginia, with the Rev. Donald E. Rose and Pastor Chip Hill officiating. Interment followed in the Monterey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Victory Chapel Advent Christian Church, c/o Irene McAllister, P.O. Box 446, Monterey, the Highland County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 268, Monterey, or the Highland Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 267, Monterey, VA 24465.