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4B The Mountain Messenger, l uesoay, January 9, 1990 Selden P. Crosier Union -- Selden P. Crosier, 96, formerly of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, died January 2, 1990 in a Fairlea hospital fol- lowing a long illness. Born January 11, 1893 at Zenith, he was the son of the late Harvey P. and Conia Talbott Crosier. Mr Crosier was a retired freight clerk with 40 years of service with the Southern Railroad in Winston-Salem He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and a member of the First Baptist Church at WinstomSalem He was preceded in death by his wife, Mozelle Crosier on August 22, 1981 and two sisters, Minnie McPeak and Vernie Dransfield Survivors include a sister, Talma Neel of Zenith. Services will be Friday at 1 pm at the First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem Burial will be in the Forsythe Cemetery at Winston Salem. / Arrangements were made by Broyles~- McGuire Funeral Home in Union. Lyla Gilbert Fowlerville, Michigan -- Mrs Lyhla Gilbert, 64, formerly of Sprague, died December 30, 1989, .in a Fowlerville, Michigan hospital following a short ill- ness, Born February 19, 1925 at Sprague, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Bessie Carper Gilkeson. Mrs Gilbert was a retired registered nurse. She was preceded in death by a daugh- ter, Kathy Lou Parker; three sisters, and two brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Rene Gilbert of Detroit, Michigan and Shari Morris of Bluffon, Indiana; two brothers, Bernard Gilkeson of Grandview and Glen Gilkeson of Lewisburg; six sisters, Mildred Bowman of Roswell, New Mex- ico, Nell Andersen of Beaver, Doris Baldinell of Riodosa, New Mexico, Mary Meeker of Coolidge, Arizona, Toni An- derson of Seabrook, Maryland and Lou- ise Crouch of Beckley, and four grand- children. Services were ~at the Rose and Quesen- berry Peace Chapel with Dr Ellis Conley officiating. Burial was at Grandview Cemetery at Grandview. It was requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice, in care of Pinecrest Hospital, Beckley. Evelyn Greer Dripps Greene Boone, North Carolina -- Mrs Evelyn Greet Dripps Greene, 67, died Decem- ber 25, 1989, at the Watauga County Hospital Born Apnl 10, 1922 at Rocky Mount, Vir- g=ma. she was the daughter of the late Samuel William and Lydia Greer Gdpps. Mrs Greene was a bookkeeper and fi- nance officer for the Northwest Reginal Housing Authority in Boone. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Ford Farrell Greene. Survivors include two sons, Christopher Ford Green of Boone, William Daniels Greene of Lewisburg; two daughters, Mrs Lydia Wade Shors of Palos Verdos, California, Mrs Adilia Faye Graham of Long Beach, California; and four grand- children Services were at Reines-Sturdivant Fu- neral Chapel with Reverend Chuck Blanck officiating. Burial was in Mountlawn Memorial Gardens in Boone Arrangements were made by Reines- Sturdivant Funeral Home in Boone Ernest Edward Hendricks Sinks Grove -- Ernest Edward Hen- dricks, 65, died December 29, 1989, at Salem, Virginia VA Hospital after a long illness. He was a veteran of Wodd War II and a member of VFW Survivors include his wife, Lillian McNabb Henddcks; two sons, Jerry Hen- dricks of Beckley and Larry Hendricks of Martinsburg; four daughters, Mary Mor- gan of Lewisburg, Brenda Gorham and Alice Gullette, both of Alexandria, Vir- ginia, Betty Hoke of Sinks Grove; two brothers, Tom Hendricks of Fort Spring and Iven Hendricks of Woodbridge, Vir- ginia; two sisters, Ida Brooks of Rupert and Myrtle Keene of Crab Orchard; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren Service was at Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home, Union, with Reverend Marion Ri- pley officiating Burial was in New Leba- non Cemetery, Pickaway. Mary M. Huffman Lewisburg -- Mrs Mary Morgan Huffman, 92, formerly of Sutton, died December 28, 1989, in Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home, Lewisburg, after a long illness She was a member of Old Stone Presby- terian Church, Lewisburg Surviving: grandsons, David Huffman Jr of Range, California, Jerry Huffman of Fort Worth, Texas; grandaughters, Re- becca Ruegger of Rye, New York, Ann Taylor of Marblehead, Massachusetts; eight great-grandchildren ,. Service was at Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with Reverend Eric Pew- ell officiating Burial was in Sutton Ceme- tery Miriam Johnson Alderson -- Ms Miriam Johnson, 87, died of natural causes January 3, 1990, in the Andrew S. Rowan Home in Sweet Springs. Born January 21, 1902 in'Newport News, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Johnson and Catherine Linkous Johnson Mrs Johnson graduated from West Vir- g,ma University with a B.A degree m 1926. She taught English in Florida and West Virginia. She attended the Univer- sity of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was formerly employed with the U.S Census Bureau in Washington and the West Virginia Department of Welfare. She was a member of the Johnson Me- modal United Methodist Church at Alder- son, a member of the United Methodist Women and the Afternoon Circle She was preceded in death by a sister= Gladys Johnson in 1981 Survivors include seven cousins, Ellen Langley Johnson of Alderson, Agnes Johnson of Clermont, Florida, Nona Rawls of Jacksonville, Florida, Lochie Al- len and Jady Bookhout, both of Roxbury, New York, Catherine Bell of Richmond, Virginia and Frank Johnson of Sinks Grove Memorial services were held at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church at Atderson with Reverend Hobert Prunty officiating. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg. The body was cremated. Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson was in charge of arrangements. It was requested that donations of sym- pathy be made to Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church of the Alderson Library. Clarence Shields Kessinger White Sulphur Springs -- Clarence Shields Kessinger, 81, died December 30, 1989, at his home following a short illness. Born April 2, 1908, in Monroe County, he was the son of the late Verton and Maude Shields Kessinger. Mr Kessinger was a member of the Pen- tecostal Holiness Church at White Sulphur Springs and a retired employee of the Greenbrier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys T Kessinger in 1984. Survivors include a son, Bill Kessinger of White Sulphur Springs; three daughters, Myrtle Belle Reed of White Sulphur Springs, Betty Logan of Summerton, South Carolina and Charlotte Rock of New Castle, Virginia; a brother, Harold Kessinger of Denver, Colorado; three sisters, Dorothy Howard of Rochester, New York, Danese Bell of Exton, Penn- sylvania and Lucille Cock of Charleston; 11 grandchildren and four great-grand- children. Services were at Pentecostal Holiness Church at White Sulphur Springs with Reverend James Black officiating Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery at Lewis- burg. Arrangements were made by Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs. Lucy Lynch Abbevi!le, South Carolina Mrs Lucy Lynch, 82, died December 27, 1989, in Abbeville Nursing Home following a brief illness. Mrs Lynch was born in 1907, She was educated at Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in South Carolina where she served as an officer of the women of the church, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was employed for a number of years by the Rieget Textile Corp. in Ware Shoals. Survivors include her husband, Claude Lewis Lynch: one daughter, Mrs Thomas W. (Doris) Apperson of Lewisburg; one brother John Alien Highsmith of Abbev- ille South Carolina: three sisters, Eleanor Highsmlth of Abbeville, Mrs Ber- nard McGurgan of Baltimore, Maryland. Mrs Clyde Yoder of Newark Delaware, two grandchildren and 2 great-grand-~, If rebates on these vehicles go up this model year, pay you the difference! , Now, you don t have to wait to see when rebates will get bigger. We re giving you the biggest cash back you II find all model year, right now, on many of our best 1990 cars and trucks, We guarantee it. 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Arrangemenis were made by Parker- White Funeral Home in Ware Shoals. Clarence L. Michael Marlinton -- Clarence L. Michael, 74, died December 29, 1989, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was retired from US. Postal Service. He was a member of Marlinton United Methodist Church and Retired Postal Clerks Union Survivors include two sons, Earl D "Butch" Michael of Marlinton and Robert L "Dec" Michael of Lewisburg; mother Nellie Meadows Michael Shrader of Mar- linton; two brothers, James Michael of Marlinton and Billy Michael of Hot Springs, Virginia; two sisters, Ruby Moses of Marlinton, Hazel Long of Alder- son; three grandchildren. Services were at VanReenen Funeral Home, Madinton, with Reverend Freder- ick Sprigg officiating Burial was in Moun- tain View Cemetery, Marlinton In lieu of flowers the family suggested donations to Pocahontas Memorial Hos- pital Auxiliary, Marlinton Herman Craig Miller Quinwood -- Herman Craig Miller, 34, died December 26, 1989, at home after a long illness He was a navy veteran and employed by the town of Quinwood and McCue Con- struction, Summersville He was a mem- ber of First Baptist Church, Quinwood Surviving: sister, Mary Ann Miller of Bris- tol, Tennessee; brothers, Louis of Russellville, Thomas of Bristol, Tennes- see, Stephen of Belleville, Michigan, Kevin and Henry, beth of Quinwood Services were at Quinwood First Baptist Church with Reverend Troy George offi- ciating Entombment was in Blue Ridge Memorial mausoleum, Prosperity Ar- rangements were made by Wallace-Wal- lace Funeral Home, Rainelle Willard R. Morgan Alderson -- Willard Ray Morgan, 81, formerly of Shady Spring, died January 4, 1990 in a Hinton hospital following a long illness. Born October 26, 1908, at Baileysvilte, he Was the son of the late William Henry Harrison and Mary Ellis Morgan. Mr Morgaq was a retired coal miner, member of.the UMWA Local District 29 and the Odd Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Bertha Edna Crisp Morgan; two daughters, Loretta Lilly of Summersville and Juanita Justice of Vero Beach, Florida; three sons, Vic- tor Morgan of Alderson, Oscar Morgan of College Park, Texas and Warner Morgan of Sebastian, Florida; four brothers, Lacy Howard and Foley Morgan, all of Baileysville and Oley Morgan of Con- necticut; two sisters, Elsie of Cleveland, Ohio and Josie Lester of Gladys, Vir- ginia; 12 grandchildren, and six great- grandchildren. Services were at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson with Reverend Jackie Samargo officiating Burial was in Quinn Memorial Cemetery at Alderson Eva B. Persinger Union Mrs Eva Blanche Persinger, 86, died January 2, 1990 in a Fairlea hospital following a long illness. Born November 1, 1903 in Monterey, Vir- ginia, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Ida Wagener Ryder. Survivors include two sons, Virgil Persin.- ger of Oak Hill and Robert Persinger of Alderson; two daughters, Thelma Wilson of Union and Linda Williams of Alderson; one step-daughter Opal Shires of Blue- field; a brother, Roscoe Ryder of Greenoak, Illinois; a sister, Sylvia Fran- klin of Tampa, Florida; nine grandchil- dren; 16 step-grandchildren; four great- grandchildren and several great-great- grandchildren Services were at the Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union with Reverend Harry Jackson officiating Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery near Pickaway Lawrence R. Quick Lewisburg -- Lawrence Russell Quick, 59 died January 3, 1990 in Clintonville, following a long illness Born January 12, 1930, at Lewisburg, he was the son of the late Russell Clayburn and Alice Gertrude Quick Survivors include a brother, Ray Quick of Lewisburg; a halfbrother, Homer Quick of Louisville, Kentucky, and a halfsister, Thelma Carter of Columbus, Ohio Services were at Jack K Wallace Fu- neral Home in Lewisburg with Reverend Jack K Wallace officiating Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg Lloyd Winston Ryder Jacksonville, Florida -- Lloyd Winston Ryder died December 25, 1989 at VA Medical Center at Lake City, Florida after a long illness Mr Ryder was born at Neola, November 15, 1922, and was the son of the late Floyd Ryder of West Virginia and l_ola Deason of Lake City, Florida Survivors: wife Rita and one daughter, Brenda Newsom, of Jacksonville, Flor- ida; 3 brothers, Nelson and Richard Ry- der of Lake City, Florida, William of Low- ell, Indiana; 5 sisters, Marjode Bailes of Nettle, Felicia Bennett of Ellicott City, Maryland, Jeanie Keifer of Elkhart, Indi- ana; Meyna Williams and Marianne Simpson, both of Lake City, Florida Funeral services were December 29, 1989 at Coery-Kedin Funeral Home with Reverend Lee E Strother officiating; Interment was in Arlington Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Florida In lieu of flowers, it was requested that donations of sympathy be made to the Lung Association in memory of their brother Henry Frank Walton Renick -- Henry Frank Walton, 52, died January 2, 1990, at a Fairlea hospital Born August 6; 1937, at F:tenick, he was the son of Altine Walton and Edna Hal- terman Walton Mr Walton was a teacher at Anthony Correctional Center, a member of Trinity BaptisrChurch at Buckeye, a member of VFW, Marine Corps Association, Bear Hunters Association and a Gunnery Ser- geant of USMC for 20 years Survivors: wife, Bonnie McMillion Wal- ton; one son, David H Walton of Renick; one stepson, Ronald Bailey of Ft. Lau- derdale, Florida; four brothers, Eldon, and Earl Walton, both of Renick, Larry Walton of Frankford, Don Walton of Cov- ington, Virginia; four sisters, Helen McMillion of Frankford, Phyllis Miller of Lew!sburg, Juanita Dineene of White Sulphur Springs, Sue Dean of Silver Springs, Maryland Services were at Jack K Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Lewisburg Burial was in Morningside Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations were to be made to the Henry F Walton Children's Fund Fannie F. Witt Marysville, Ohio -- Mrs Fannie Mrs Persinger was of the Baptist faith. Florence Witt, 91, formerly of Quinwood, She was preceded in death by her hus- died January 2 1990 in a Marysville band Opie H Persinger on November 29 care center following a long illness. 1982. Born September 19, 1898, in Fayette Don t Dnnk and Drive! li[ No ro Vrug,' I1 FORT ;PRING, WV i e In State S Out Of State ($I ,00 OFF RATES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS.) r"s n payment and this completed coupon to the Mountain I Messenger, 122 N. Court Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901. NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP _.j County, Kentucky, she was the c of the late James and Mary tey Mrs Witt was a member of Baptist Church, the Quinwood Lodge and the Rainelle Eastern I was a seamstress and homemak She was preceded in death by band, Owen Witt in 1973. Survivors include a daughter, tor of Liberty, Kentucky; two Laura Thacker of Englewood, Barbara Benton of Kentucky; a James Haston Farley of North three grandchildren, and grandchildren. Services were at the Wallace lace Funeral Home in erend Houston Boothe officiatin was in Wallace Hazel Louis Boone Weese White Sulphur Springs -- Louis Boone Weese, 66, died 1990, at the Humana Hospital brier Valley at Fairlea following illness Born December 23, 1923, at she was the daughter of the and Joanna Hoover Boone. Mrs Weese was a member of Sulphur Springs Pentecostal Church, the VFW Auxiliary at PUSH, and a retired beautician. She was preceded in death by band, Lester Garnet Weese, Survivors include three dau( Dennis (Celeste) ginia, Mrs David (Pamela) Baker( ceverte, and Mrs Robert (Paula) Hemingway, South Carolina; ers, Jack M Boone of Pompano Florida and Gerald M Boone Texas; two sisters, Mrs Albert Sabbag of White Sulphur Mrs Walter (Alicia) Sizemore of ton, Virginia, and eight ! Services were at the White Springs Pentecostal Holiness with Reverend James Black Burial was in Bethel ness Church Cemetery at Organ Arrangements were made by Funeral Home in White Sui Weaving, Creative Problem ing In French, and T'ai Chi classes will be offered at Carl Hall beginning in January 1 Liz Daigle will teach Problem Solving in French for1 with intermediate level guage s.kills. Member~. of the will explore topics through tion and debate. Necessary lary and some review of gran cal structures will be )re vide( years or more of high school lege French are required. Ms Daigle's classes will ru~ Saturdays, January 20 to Mart ~0 a.m. to 12 noon. The ! $64.00 Fawn Valentine welcomes els of weaving students to her During each class, students v~ sign and produce an individU weaving project. Instructio~ cover information on types of' basic weaving structure, use looms, and how to read pattern drafts. Ms Valentine's classes eight Saturdays, January March 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m: will be $75 plus materials. Janice Kinsolving's Chi Chuan (Yang Style from nese tradition of Chen Man for all ages. "It is a gentle, fl< self defense martial art that a work out, sense of calm, confidence in one's ties," according to Ms Kins Classes will include warm up,! tice, and meditation. Loose c~ or dance wear is recommend~ is a towel or mat for floor work.J Ms Kinsolving studied T'ai six years and has practiced tl~j~.~ for fourteen years. Her clasS~ run eight Wednesdays, JanU~ to March 14, 5 p.m. to 6:15 p,~ fee is $48. All registration fees are d~ day before classes begin. ,A mum of five students will be re~ for each of the classes to be according to Rose Buhrman, rant director. WHAT YOU DO IS NE! TO US ( AND ABOUT OTHER FOLKS.) CONTACT THE MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 647-5724 122 North Court Lewisburg, 24901 U.S. 219 NORTH U.S. 219 SOUTH AT LEWtSBURG CITY LIMITS ~ LOCATIONS: AT FAIRLEA 645.4137 645-1010