Eleanor Virginia McLaughlin
Eleanor Virginia McLaughlin, age 94, of Marlinton, died Sunday, December 9, 2007, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Eleanor was a retired elementary school teacher, having attended Concord University for a Bachelor's Degree and Marshall University for a Master's Degree. She was a member of Eastern Star, Minnehaha Springs Home Demonstration Club, Pocahontas County Retired Teachers Association, and a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church.
She was born June 2, 1913, at Dunmore, the daughter of the late Elmer and Ethel Wilfong McLaughlin.
In addition to her parents, a sister, Decima McLaughlin, and brothers, Basil, Rene, Cale, Azel, Chester, Shad and Robert McLaughlin preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be Thursday, December 13, at 2 p.m. at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Marlinton Presbyterian Chruch.
Dollinda G. Dupre
Dollinda G. Griffith Dupre, age 46, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, December 9, 2007, at her home in Hillsboro.
Dollinda was a fast food worker and was a member of Ward Road Freewill Baptist Church, Nettie.
She was born September 24, 1961, at Richwood, the daughter of Roberta Ward Moore, of Hillsboro, and the late Jesse Griffith.
In addition to her father, a brother, Roger Dale Hines, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dupre is survived by her daughter, Jessica Dupre, of Roanoke, Virginia, son, Charlie Arthur Chockley, IV, of Roanoke, Virginia, and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by VanReenen Funeral Home
Funeral service will be at Ward Road Freewill Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, by the Rev. Leo Ward. Interment will be at Ward Road Cemetery in Nettie.
Eleanor Jean Dilley
Eleanor Jean Reed Dilley, age 73, of Marlinton, died Sunday, December 9, 2007, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Eleanor enjoyed gardening, was retired Postmaster of the Slaty Fork Post Office, was a member of Mary's Chapel Church where she was a long time Sunday School teacher, and was a member of the Pocahontas Promenaders square dance club.
Born March 31, 1934, at Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late Lake and Polly Gibson Reed.
Mrs. Dilley is survived by her son, Arlie Dilley and wife, Stephanie, of Marlinton, grandson, Josh Dilley and wife, Cheryl, of Marlinton, and great-grandsons, Dylan and Kaleb Dilley.
Funeral service Wednesday, December 12, at Mary's Chapel Church at 2 p.m. with Sam Felton officiating. Burial in the Gibson Cemetery, Slaty Fork.
Memorials may be made to Mary's Chapel Church.
Olive V. Hannah
Olive V. Ward Hannah, age 94, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at Pocahontas Center in Marlinton.
Olive was a homemaker and was of the Presbyterian faith.
She was born May 29, 1913, at Marlinton, the daughter of the late Frank and Emma Bowers Ward.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Otto Hannah; brothers, Lawrence C. and James William Ward; and sisters, Anna Duty and Leliah Sandridge, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hannah is survived by her nephew, Frank Ward, of Newport News, Virginia, and niece, Viola Shiveley, of Yuma, Arizona.
Funeral service was held at VanReenen Funeral Home Saturday afternoon, December 8, with the Rev. Cameron Harkness officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.
Dudley T. Dameron
Dudley T. Dameron, age 75, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at Carillion Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.
Dudley helped in the family store and on the family farm and was a member of Marlinton First Church of the Nazarene.
He was born September 22, 1932, at Lobelia, the son of the late Lewis and Anna Morrison Dameron. In addition to his parents, a sister, Paige Murphy, and her husband, George Murphy, Sr., brother-in-law, Ernest Hodges, and sister-in-law, Nina Dameron, preceded him in death.
Surviving him are two sisters, Virginia Hodges, of Huntington, and Louvene Perry and husband, Lou, of Somerset, Kentucky, and one brother, Hilbert Dameron, of Frankford.
Funeral service was held at Marlinton First Church of the Nazarene Sunday afternoon, December 9, with the Rev. William Kumpf officiating. Interment was at Kellison Cemetery in Jacox.
Mary Jane McCullar Chisolm
Mary Jane McCullar "Granny" Chisolm, age 87 years, a resident of Harding, died Saturday morning, December 8, 2007, at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. She had been in declining health.
Born March 17, 1920, at Coketon, Tucker County, she was a daughter of the late Reverend Charles McCullar and Emma Jones McCullar.
On December 25, 1941, at Baltimore, Maryland, she was married to Richard Edward "Dick" Chisolm, who preceded her in death March 31, 1978.
Surviving her are three sons, Henry Clinton Chisolm and wife, Jennifer, of Farmington; George Edward Chisolm and wife, Marlene, of Phoenix, Arizona; Robert Elliott Chisolm and wife, Anita, of Harding; one daughter, Barbara Ellen Tyson, and husband, Harold, of Snowshoe; one daughter-in-law, Mattie Oglivia Chisolm, of Philippi; fourteen grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Preceding her in death are one son, Richard Charles "Junior" Chisolm; one daughter, JoAnn Chisolm, three brothers, Richard, Weston, and Delmore McCullar; and one sister, Daisy Hill.
She was a graduate of Elkins Riverside High School with the Class of 1941 and attended Davis and Elkins College. She was the housekeeper for the Presbyterian Manse in Elkins during the 1960s and was the head baker for the former Memorial General Hospital from which she retired in 1989. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church at Elkins, the Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Roaring Creek Post #5583, Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was a noted cook.
Final rites were conducted at the Lohr and Barb Funeral Home in Elkins Tuesday afternoon, December 11. The Rev. Terry Canron officiated and interment followed at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.
Jackie Glenn Miller
Jackie Glenn Miller, age 80 years, a resident of Elkins, died Saturday, December 8, 2007, at his residence.
He was born August 8, 1927, at Clarksburg, a son of the late Burlah and Carrie Davis Miller.
On August 16, 1958, at Baltimore, Maryland, he was married to the former Alice Rebecca Ervine, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Diana Miller Morrison and husband, Douglas, of Gaines, Pennsylvania, his grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Morrison, of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Sommer and Matthew Garman, of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and one great-grandson, Mason Morrison; one sister, Carol Lee Rudis, of Westminster, Maryland, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Harold and Kenneth Miller.
Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Merchant Marines as a supply officer transporting supplies to North Africa, France and Italy. He served eight years in the United States Army Reserve as a Sergeant. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3647 of Elkins and a member of the National Rifle Association. For many years, he served as the Publicity Director for the Elkins Chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International. He was a Protestant by faith and attended the Sound of Triumph Church. He lovingly touched many lives. His family and friends will miss his love, support, encouragement, his jokes and his sense of humor. He always made everyone who knew him laugh.
A funeral service was held at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins Tuesday, December 11, with the Rev. Robert L. Lowther officiating. Interment followed at the Arbovale Cemetery in Pocahontas County. Full military rites were conducted at the graveside by members of the Pocahontas County Honor Corps.
James Rowland Martin
James Rowland "J.R." Martin, age 73, of 3620 Mt. Olivet Road, Martinsville, Virginia, died on Monday, December 3, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville.
He was born in Bedford County to the late Tom and Geraldine McClain Martin on June 16, 1934.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Houston and Leonard Martin.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Nannie B. Martin; one son, Jay R. Martin, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and one step-son, Jessie Oakes, of Savannah, Georgia; two daughters, Cathy Hale, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Stacey Martin, of Iowa; three brothers, Fred T. Martin and Horace Martin, of Martinsville, and Henry Martin, of Marlinton; three sisters, Yvonne Turner and Becky Brown, of Martinsville, and Dorothy Coleman, of Green Bank; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held at Roselawn Chapel with Pastor Terry Hardison officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery in Chatham, Virginia, with military honors by the Martinsville Henry County Veterans Honor Guard and the United States Army.