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Margaret A. Ayers Hyattsville, Maryland --- Mrs Mar- garet A. Ayers, 63, died January 21, 1990. Born August 26, 1926 in West Vir- ginia, she was the daughter of Wesley LeFon and Myrtle Hedrick LeFon. ~ Survivors include her husband, Le- wis S Ayers; a daughter, Gall A. Martino of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; , a grandson, Timothy Lewis and a granddaughter, Wendi Lee Martino; ;two brothers, Leonard and Bill Le- Fon of Organ Cave; a sister, Eliza- '. beth Gardner of Charleston, WV. ' Services were at Wallace Memorial .United Presbyterian Church in ~Hyattsville, Maryland. Pamela J, Barlow Alderson -- Mrs Pamela J. Badow, 35, died January 19, 1990, at a Roanoke, Virginia hospital following a long illness. Born July 23, 1954, at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Perry L. Presock and Jean Steep Presock of Alderson. Mrs Barlow was a .homemaker and attended the Gospel Lighthouse at Grassey Meadows. Other survivors include her hus- band, Walter K. Barlow; a daughter, Jennifer Memis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; three sons, Kevin L, Keith A., and Kristopher Baflow, all at home; two sisters, Sandra Carter of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Cheri Hopkins of Lewisburg, and three brothers, Tony Presock of Tallahas- see, Florida, and Guy Presoc, and Michael Presock, both of Alderson, Services were at Lobban Funerat HOme in Alderson with Reverends Butch LeGrand and John Walker of- ficiating. Burial was in Alderson Cemetery. Phil Berry Sr Rhodell --- Phil Berry Sr., 91, died January 21, 1990, at a Beckley hos- pital following a long illness. Born November 25, 1898 at Adako, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Willard and Maude Lee Scott Berry. Mr Berry was a retired miner and a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in RhodelL He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Berry, 1986. Survivors include four sons, James ~erry of Shenandoah Valley, Vir- '~gina, Lawrence J. Berry of New W'ork, New York, Phil Berry Jr. of ~leveland, Ohio, and Jessie Berry ~f Raleigh; six daughters, Betty Bar- ~ett of RhodelI, Zelma Barrett of ,,Thomas Creek, Eutali Hamlett of Lester, Roberta Martin of New York, New York, and Gladys Wooding and Johnett Hill, both of White Sulphur Springs; 41 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. Services were at Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor in Beckley with Evangelist Eunice Nelson offici- ating. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Park in Beckley. Zeila May Bowman Charleston --- Mrs Zella May Bow- man, 86, died January 22, 1990, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, af- ter a long illness. She was a member of Cobbs Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Sod Survivors inlude a daughter, Kay Fannin of Charleston; three sons, General, Edward and Paul, all of Alum Creek; two sisters, Lou Orr and Lillian, both of Rainelie; six brothers, Ted McClure of Virginia, Jim McClure ol Cleveland, Victor McClure of Akron, Ohio, Arnold McClure of Ronceverte, Weaver and Buster McClure, both of Rainelle, Samuel McClure of Beckley; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchil- dren. Services were at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Reverend U. G. Wolfe officiating. Burial was in Bowman family cemetery, Alum Creek. Detward A. Campbell, Jr Ronceverte -- Detward A. (Junior) Campbell, Jr, 62, died January 10, 1990, in a Fairlea hospital following a long illness. Born May 6, 1927, at Ronceverte, he was the son of the late Detward A. and Christine Massie Campbell. Mr Campbell was a lifelong resident 'of Ronceverte, attended the Ron- ceverte Christian Church and w~s employed as a painter for the C&O Railway. He was preceded in death by a brother, David C. Campbell in 1989. Survivors include two daughters, Jacqueline Defibaugh and Janet Campbell, both of Ronceverte; four sons, Dale Campbell of Norfolk, Vir- ginia, Terry Campbell and Mark An- thony Campbell, both of Roncev- erte; five sisters, Drama Mills, Low- ell, North Carolina, Alberta Mabe, Falls Mills, Virginia, Velma Walton, Fairlea, Anita Hodges, Ronceverte and Rita Campbell, Ronceverte; three brothers, Charles and Donnie Campbell, both of Fairlea and Buford Campbell of (Sra~ite Falls, North Carolina, and 10 grandchil- dren. Services were at Wallace and Wal- lace Funeral Home in Ronceverte. Mary Smith Carter Alderson -- Mrs Mary Smith Carter, 89, died January 19, 1990, at a Ronceverte nursing home following a long illness. Born August 12, 1900 at Talcott, she was the daughter of the late Crosby Newman and Harriet Wilson Smith. Mrs Carter was of the Baptist faith and worked for the United States Air Force payroll office with 24 years of service She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Carter Sr, 1969, and a son, James C Carter Jr., 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Frances Chircop of Franklin Park, New Jersey; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson with Rev- erend Dr William C. Taylor officiat- ing. Burial was in Alderson Ceme- tery. Zada L. Daines Paramounth, California -- Mrs Zada Lorraine Daines, 71, formerly of RaineUe, died December 28, in Paramounth. Born February 13, 1918 at Springdale, she was the daughter of the late John and Bessie Shaeffer Rookstool. Mrs Daines was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Daines. Survivors include two sisters, May Furey and Geraldine Holliday, both of Rainelle. Services were in Inglewood Ceme- tery Chapel with Pastor Charlie Moore officiating. Burial was in Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary in Inglewood, California. Lahoma Mae Deeds Pence Springs--- Mrs Lahoma Mae Deeds, 72, died January 20, 1990 at the Greenbrier Manor Nurs- ing Home at Fairlea following a long illness. Born December 27, 1917 at Clay- ton, she was the daughter of Trilby Allen Harris of Pence Springs and the late Cary C Harris. Mrs Deeds was a homemaker and a member of the Ballpoint Baptist Church at Hinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Silas Raymond Deeds in 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Gall Grimmett of Pence Springs; two sisters, Evelyn Harris of Pence Springs and Barbara Hurd of Roanoke, Virginia; three brothers, Reginald and Melvin Harris, both of Camden, South 'Carolina, and Marvin Harris of Owensburg, Ken- tucky, and a granddaughter. 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Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery at Pence Springs. Arrangements were made by Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson. Mary M. Evans Marlinton'-- Mrs Mary McCormick Evans, 97, died January 21, in a Marlinton hospital following a long illness. Born September 12, 1892, at Union, she was the daughter of the late John and Ella Kissinger McCormick. Mrs Evans was a homemaker and was a seamstress and was a mem- ber of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Evans; two sisters; one brother and one grandson. Survivors include a son, William M. Evans of Marlinton; a daughter, La- Max Fitzgerald of Ocean City, Mary- land; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services were at VanReenen Fu- neral Home in Marlinton with Rever- end Richard Newkirk officiating. Bur- ial was in Mountain View Cemetery at Marlinton. O'Dell F. Flanagan Rainelle -- Mrs O'Dell Frances Flanagan, 72, died January 21 at a Beckley hospital following a short ill- ness. Born November 25, 1918 at Bryson County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Harvey L and Hester Howard Bryun Mrs Flanagan was of the Pentecos- tal Holiness faith and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Brooks Flanagan; three daughters, Patricia Flanagan Connard of Vir- ginia Beach, Virginia, Linda Flanagan Scruggs of Winiired, and Diana Flanagan Hughart of Cot-. tageville; two sons, Floyd P. Flanagan of Covington, Virginia and Michael W. Flanagan of Rainelle; eight grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren. Services were at Wallace and Wal- lace Funeral Home Chapel in Rainelle with Pastor Clarence Toney officiating. Burial was in Rainelle Cemetery. Friends of the family served as pall- bearers. Ressle Belle Floyd Frlendswood, Texas -- Ressie Belle Floyd, 85, died December 16 at Manor Care Nursing Home, Web- ster, Texas after a short illness. Born February 17, 1904 at Neola, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Bessie Catherine Sevy Clemons Mrs Floyd was a member of the First Baptist Church of Friendswood, Texas, Rainelle Chapter 137 East- ern Star and Rebecca Lodge, alsc retired clerk of the former J and J Super Market. She was preceded in death by sis- ters Lottie Judy and Nina McCoy; brothers Cleo, Opal and Ovi~ Clemons. Survivors include daughter Cather- ine George and son Len An~re~ Suttle, both of Friendswood, Texas. Five grandchildren and one great- granddaughter. Services were December 19, at For- est Park Funeral Home with Raver. end Sam Broughton officiating. Bur. ial was at Forest Park Cemetery League City, Texas. 8B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January Elbert H. Hinkle Richwood -- Blbert H. Hinkle, 81, died January 14, 1990, in Richwood Area Medical Center after a long ill- ness. He was retired from Hinkle Trucking, a member of UMW and a Baptist. Surviving sons, James E. and Austin B., both of Richwood; broth- ers, Lee of Richwood, Beecher of Craigsville, Clarence of Lewisburg; five grandchildren, one great-grand- child. Service was at Collins Funeral Home, Richwood, with Reverend Stanley Blankenship olficiating. Bur- ial was in Mountainview Memorial Park, Richwood. Hester McEIwee Marlinton --- Mrs Hester McEIwee, 74, died January 22, in a Marlinton hospital following a long illness. Born February 12, 1915, in Poca- hontas County, she was the daugh- ter of the late Withrow and Bessie McClintic. Mrs McEIwee was a homemaker and a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert McEIwee; a son, Gary McEI- wee of Jacksonville, Florida. Services were at VanReenen Fu- neral Home in Marlinton with Rever- end Richard Newkirk officiating. Bur- ial was in Mountain View Cemetery at Marlinton. Mary M. McThenla Lexington, Virginia -- Mrs Mary M. McThania, 85, formerly of Alderson and Lewisburg, died December 16, 1989 in Mayflower Retirement Home, Lexington. She was a graduate ot Faidax Hall, Staunton, and Emerson College, Boston. Surviving: daughter, Amanda Iodice of Rochester Hills, Michigan; son, Andrew W. Jr. of Lexington; five grandchildren; one great-grand- daughter. Memorial service will be held in Le- wisburg at a later date. Maggie S. Neith Alderson -- Mrs Maggie Surgeon Neith, 97, died January 20, at a Fairlea nursing home following a long illness. Born May 27, 1892 at AIderson, she was the daughter of the late John and Sally Fink Phillips Survivors include two daughters, Anna Louise Neal of Alderson and Laura Stanley of Burke, Virginia; two sons, James Surgeon of Shilo, New Jersey and Clark Surgeon of Pun- tagorda, Florida; ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services were at Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Lewisburg with Reverend Jack K. Wallace offi- ciating. Burial was in Phillips Ceme- tery at Muddy Creek Mountain in AI- derson. William H. Plumley Hinton -- William HumP Plumtey, 99, died January 22 in a Hinton care center following a long illness. Born April 21, 1890, at Glade, he was the son of the late William and Susan Sarah Richmond Plumley. Mr Plumley had lived most of his life SHANKLAND 'S STORE & EXXON Check out weekly specials on these and other products. 2 liter Pepsi ............................................... $1.09 12 pk. cans Pepsi ..................................... $ 24 pk. cans Pepsi ...................................... 7.99 Across Bridge in Ronceverte and SAVE in Summers was Summers County special agent for the C&O and was of the Survivors include several nk nephews. Services were at Ronad Funeral Parlors Chapel ir with Reverend D. d. ing. Entombment will Plumley Mausoleum at Cemetery Matilda Vallandingham Rittman, Ohio ---- Mrs landingham died January 11 at a Rittman, Ohio She was born January 8, Renick. She was the dauc late Thomas C. and Nettle Taylor. She was preceded in husband Jess She is survived by one Mrs Nelle Steiner of South tar, Massachusetts and daughter, Elizabeth Steiner York, and two sisters, Mrs Sheibly of Kalamazoo, Mrs Rugh Rehm of Renick. Burial was in Rittman Fred E. Wlckline Union -- Fred Edward died January 20, 1990 at hospital following a long Born April 7, 1922 at was the son of the late line Hall and step-father, Mr Wickline was a man. Survivors include his Sue Perry Wickline; Thomas Wickline of Gerry Wickline of Gap Daniel Perry of Organ brother, Daysel Wickline mills; three grandsons and daughter. Services were at Funeral Home Chapel in Reverends Randall Jimmy Rogers officiating. in Fairview Cemetery at The family of Jeff Smith, injured in a hunting accident, express their gratitude to who have sustained them Jeff's hospitalization and tion. Special thanks go to J. Coal Company, Reverend liams, the Rainelle Firsl Church and all area staff and surgeons at - Valley Hospital. Boley Lake Draining Editor's Note: The Department of has proposed draining Boley Babcock State Park and earth-filled dam there. Area residents feel the the lake is an attempted action on the part of the nothing to do with the actual dam. We received a copy of a 12-year-old Johnathan A. at Meadow Bridge High Mr Fox wrote the DNR Dear DNR: My name is Johnathan and I think what youare Boley Lake is mean! I know that the opinion year-old doesn't mean Boley Lake is my spot for as long as I can and now it won't be an, ing place. Many of my relatives there fishing and boatin! talked to many people etteville and Charleston other states and they had plans to fish this summer, but not now. YoU lot of people I know very Maybe I should Morn was the first one to local paper, which migt started this prOtest. So I with this to think about. P. S. 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