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Io William E, Adwell Ronceverta -- William Edward Adwell, 80, died January 27 at his home follow- ing a long illness. Born April 24, 1909 at Ronceverte, he was the son of the late Amos and Nora Bennett Adwell. Mr Adwell war a retired farmer and a re- tired employee with the Rocco Feed Company. Survivors include his wife, Lydia Adwelt; a son, William T. Adwell of Ronceverte; a half-brother, John Adwell of Ronceverte; a grandson, Edward T. Adwell of Ron- ceverte, and three great-grandc, hildren. Services were at Jack K. Wallace Fu- neral Home Chapel in Lewisburg with Reverend Mark DoHaven officiating. Bur- ial was in Adwell Cemetery at Roncev- erte. Mrs Edna Zell Blake Richwood --- Mrs Edna Zell Blake, 71, died January 31, 1990, in Richwood Area Medical Center after a long illness. She was a 50-year resident of Richweod and a former employee of G. C. Murphy Co., Richwood. She attended Calvary United Methodist Church, Richwoed. Surviving: husband, Leo; sons, Doug and Dennis, both of Ashland, Ohio, Dan ..... of Stevensville, Maryland; daughters, Shidey Bills of Peninsula, Ohio, Jean Truman and Jackie Roach, both of Rich- wood; brother, Ralph Nicely of Nettle; sisters, Ruth Bess of Fenwick, Luna Mor- risen of Ranick, Evelyn Nicely, Nora Dot- son and Eneberg Trimble, all of Rich- wood, Madelyn Wakeling of Olmstead Falls, Ohio, Josephine Grace of Denver, Marie Devine of Beckley; 14 grandchil- dren; 10 great-grandchildren. Private service was at Simons-Coteman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Reverend Charles Rogers officiating. Ralph A, Bostic Hinton -- Ralph A. (Gabe) Bostic, 78, died January 27, 1990, at a Hinton hos- i. pital following a long illness. Born December 11, 1911, at Talcott, he was the son of the late William O. and Pauline Bostic. Mr Bostic was a retired conductor for C & O Railway Company, a member of the Central Baptist Church, a member of the Hinten Masonic Lodge No. 62 AF & AM, a 32nd degree mason, a former member of the Hinton City Council and was a life- long resident of Hinten. He was preceded in death by a daugh- ter, Susan Ratliff, July 8, 1981. Survivors include his wife, Mary Payne Bostic; six brothers, Howard and Jack Bostic, both of Boomer, Dick and Ber- nard Bostic, both of Talcott, Jimmy Bos- tic of Montgomery and Tommy Bostic of Pikeville, Kentucky; three sisters, Florence Mann of Talcott, Ruby Bal- lengee of New Castle, Pennsylvania and Mary Carol Ward of Hinton, and two grandchildren. Services were at E M Meadows Funeral Home in Hinton with Reverend Renal Williams officiating. Burial was in Green- brier Memorial Park at Hinton. Edgar William Brackenrich Hines -- Edgar William Brackenrich, 80, died January 26, 1990, at a Fairlea hos- pital following a short illness. Born December 12, 1909, at Bucking- ham County, Virginia, he was the son of the late Chadie and Sally Thomas Brack- enrich. Mr Brackenrich was a member of the Apostolic Jesus Name Church of Rainelle, a member of the UMWA, and a retired miner. Survivors include his wife, Edna Hudnall Brackenrich; two daughters, Mary Jones of Bellburn and Betty Vealey of Culpep- per, Virginia; seven sons, Bobby and Mi- chael Brackendch, both of Hines, Paul and Danny Brackenrich, both of Leslie, Charles Brackenrich of Rupert, Thomas Brackenrich of Marietta, Georgia and Roger Brackenrich of Lewisburg; a sis- ter, Elizabeth Underwood of Norton, Ohio; four brothers, Ezra Brackenrich of Crawley, Dan Brackenrich of Covington, Virginia, Herbert Brackenrich of Detroit, Michigan, and Davis Brackenrich of Little Rock, Arkansas; 26 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Services were at Apostolic Jesus Name Church of Rainelte with Sister Tacy Black and Brother Ed Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Wallace and Wallace Cemetery at Clintonville. Exa Mae Brackman White Sulphur Springs --- Mrs Exa Mae Brackman, 72, died January 30, in a Faidea hospital following a short illness. Born May 28, 1917, at Ashland, she ~as the daughter of the late Zeb Lee and Ella Tollivor Taylor. Mrs Brackman attended the White Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, was a retired employee of the Greenbrier County Board of Education and was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include her husband, Quillie C. Brackman; three sons, Franklin (Bucky) Brackman of Zanesville, Ohio, Char~es W. Brackman of White Sulphur Springs and Dennis R. Brackman of St. Albans; three brothers, James Taylor of Hunting- ton, Glen Taylor of Pico Rivera, Calif. and Willis L. Taylor of Lexington, Ken- tucky; four sisters, Lois cox of Whitman and Margie Hamlin, Vanta Ratcliff and Shidey Shelten, all of Fresno, California, and nine grandchildren. Services were at Shanklin Funeral Home Chapel in White Sulphur Springs: Burial was in Mapledale Cemetery at White Sulphur Springs. Rent To Own At 000000000000000000000000000 Virginia Catherine Bobbitt Ronceverto -- Mrs Virginia Catherine Bobbitt, died January 27, 1990 at a Charleston hospital following a short ill- ness. Born December 21, 1920, at Ronceverte, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Bessie Workman. Mrs Bobbitt was a member of the Ron- ceverte Christian Church, a member of the American Legion in Ronceverte and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Gordan Bobbitt; two sons, Steve Bobbitt of Clarksburg and Jim Bobbitt of Lewisburg; a brother, Fred Workman of Ronceverte, and a grandaughter, Rachael Bobbitt. Services were at Ronceverte Christian Church with Jack K. Wallace officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery at Ronceverte. Alva Inez Croy Wolf Creek -- Alva Inez Croy, 94, died January 28, 1990, at the home of her daughter, Lucille Bostic, of Wolf Creek following a long illness. Born August 7, 1985, at Griffiths Creek, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosa Dempsey Harris. Mrs Croy was a member of the Broad Run Baptist Church of Wolf Creek and a homemaker,. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Arthur Croy in 1973; one son, Melvin Croy in 1987; one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Croy in 1948; eight broth- ers; and four sisters. Other sL~rvivors include one son, Curtis W. Croy of Wolf Creek; five grandchil- dren and eight great-grandchildren. Services were at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson with Reverend Ken- neth martin officiating. Burial was in End of the Trail Cemetery at Clintonvilie William Rexford Dooley Fayetteville -- William Rexford Dooley, 76, died January 27, 1990, at his home following a long illness. Born May 5, 1913, at Fayetteville, he was the son of the late William Rexford Sr and Carrie Mae Staht Deoley. Mr Dooley was a retired miner, a mem- ber of the Advent Christian Church at Fayetteville, a member of the UMWA, and a World War II navy Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Bruno Dooley; three sons, Kenneth Dooley of Grovetown, Georgia, and Jerry and Wil- liam Dooley both of Oak Hill; three daughters, Betty Castleman of Grand Service was at Talbott United Methodist Church with Reverend Meade L. Gut- shall, Reverend Ken Boone and Rever- Bruce Shannon McClung end Kenneth Corley officiating. Burial Lowisburg -- Bruce Shannon McClung, wasin Talbott Cemetery. Arrangements 68, died January 30, 1990, in Humana were made by Tomblyn Funeral Home, Hospital Greenbrier Valley, Fairlea, after Elkins. Marie B. Hedrick Fort Spring -- Mrs Marie B Heddck, 71, died January 25, 1990, at a Ronceverte care center following a long illness. Born February 2, 1918 at Ronceverte, she was the daughter of the late Konley and Mary Byrd Burdette Mrs Hedrick was a lifelong resident of Fort Spring, a member of the Mt Vernon United Methodist Church at Fort Spring, a member of the Fort Spring Homemak- ers Extension Club, a former teacher for the Greenbrier County school system, a 4-H club leader, and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Glen Hedrick, and a brother, Harry Burdette. Survivors include a daughter, Amy H Wells of Princeton; two sons, Steven Hedrick of Lewisburg and William Hedrick of Fort Spring; two sisters, Hazel Miller of Sinks Grove and Cora Bathke of Paul, Idaho, and four grandchildren. Services were at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church at Fort Spring with Reverend Roy Gwinn officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Church Cemetery. James Arthur Miller Tampa, Florida -- James Arthur Miller, 60, formerly of Raleigh and Monroe County, died January 25, 1990, at a Tamp, Florida hospital following a long illness. Born May 31, 1929, at Raleigh County he was the son of Sirus and Iva Waddell Miller. Mr Miller was a member of the Landmark Baptist Temple in Tampa, Florida. Survivors include his wife, Clara Adams Ledworth Miller; five sons, David, Danny, Jimmy Dale, Mike, and Donald Miller, all of Tampa, Florida; four daughters, Me- linda Bodewiser of Tampa, Florida, Yvonpe Terry of Alderson, and Sandy Miller and Susie Miller, both of Tampa, Florida; two brothers, William and Ward Miller, both of North Carolina; two sis- ters, Hattie McClary of Sinks Grove and Colleen Erskine of Ronceverte, and sev- eral grandchildren. Services were at Landmark Baptist Temple in Tampa, Florida, Jennings Fu- neral Home in Tampa, Florida with Rev- erend Ray Lindsey officiating. Burial was at Florida National VA Cemetery with military rites. Emma W. McCutcheon Ronceverte -- Mrs Emma W. McCutcheon, 89, died January 27, 1990, at Humana Hospital Greenbrier Valley at Fairlea following a short illness. Born November 11, 1900, at Mount Car- bon, she was the daughter of the late Rapids, Michigan, Karen Lefe.vers of Robert and Margaret Mooney William- Huntsville, Alabama. and Sherry Painter son. of Oak Hill; a stepson, Raymond Butler Mrs McCutcheon was a member of the of Oak Hill; two step-daughters, Dorothy Trinity United Methoclist Church at Ron- Owens of Lewisburg and Carol Perdue ceverte, the Womens Christian Society, of Oak Hill; a sister, Armada Stover of the Ronceverte Garden Club, the Mutual Oak Hill; 13 grandchildren; 13 step- Improvement Club, and was a Red grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, Cross Volunteer for the bloodmobile. and 21 step-great-grandchildren She also attended Concord College, was Services were at Tyree Funeral Home a former school teacher at Princeton. 10B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, a short illness. He was a member of Clifton Presbyterian Church and retired from C&P Telephone Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of C&P Telephone Pioneers. Surviving: wife, Patsy; daughters, Deanna Colaianne of Blacksburg, Vir- ginia, Karin Milroy of Charleston; sons, Teddy S. of Dublin, Virginia, Gary W. of Fairlea; sisters, Cleo Morgan of Caldwell, Winifred Wood and Alline Hughes, both of Lewisburg. Service was at Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with Reverend Gene Miller officiating. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg Carlson Guy McMiliion Renick -- Carlson Guy McMillion, 83, died January 29, 1990 in a Fairlea hospi- tal following a short illness. Born September 8, 1907, at Esty, he was the son of the late Albert H. and Leola Faulkner McMillion. Mr McMillion was a former employee of the Meadow River Lumber Company, the S. J. Neathawk Lumber Company and was a retired employee of the W. Va. Department of Highways and was a life- long resident of Groenbrier County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys A. Blankenship McMillion in March of 1989 and three brothers, D. Bunyan, Howard and Samuel McMiltion. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Services were at McCraw Funeral Home in Frankford with Reverends Leroy Crane and Cecil McMillion officiating. Burial was in Ellis Chapel Cemetery at Renick. Pallbearers were David Hanna, Melville Nelson, Charlio Workman, Clenny McCoy, Pete McMillion and John J. Walkup. Jennie Nunley Clifton Forge, Virginia -- Mrs Jennie Nunley, 87, formerly of Lewisburg, died January 30, 1990, in Shenandoah Manor Convalescent Home, Clifton Forge, after a long illness. She was a member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church and the Rainelle East- ern Star. Surviving: son, Wallace C. Nunley of Clifton Forge; sisters, Mrs Clara McClung of Rupert, Mrs Ethel Bennett of Charleston; brother, Paul Woodson Ben- nett of Rupert; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service was in Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with Reverend William Webster officiating. Burial was in Rose- wood Cemetery, Lewisburg. Visitation was at the funeral home, where an East- ern Star service was held. United Methodist Church at charter member of the Whir Springs Fire and Rescue S ber of the American Rifle World War II veteran, and employee of the Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs. He was preceded in death Fred W. Trainer; his first Rider Trainer, 1984, and Flossie Holcomb Trainer, Survivors include three Chestnut and Reba Kincaid, ola, and Maude Evans of Services were at Shanklin Chapel at White Sulphur Reverend Sterling Morgan Burial was in Greenbrier dens at Lewisburg. Ida Bell Kirby Rigg " Miami, Florida -- Mrs Ida Rigg, 90, formerly of January 30, 1990, in a Marmet~ ter following a long illness. Born July 24, 1899, at the daughter of the late Virginia Smith Kirby. Mrs Rigg was a homemaker ber of the Johnson Methodist Church at Alderson. Survivors include a son, of St. Albans; two dau Fehering of Cole, Iowa Thacker; a sister, Nina son, and 25 grandchildren. Services were at Lobban Chapel in Alderson with Hobert Prunty officiating. Fletcher Cemetery Ted Wiley Wilmington, Delaware ('Ted') Lewis Wiley, 47, wisburg, died in a Wilmington, hospital January 31 following J hess. Mr Wiley, born in Lewisburg 1942, was the son of John Wiley of Lewisburg. He was a I Brandywine (Delaware) High was recently named History the Year for the A 1960 graduate of LewJsb School, Mr Wiley obtained degree from Marshall Universit) In addition to his parents, survived by two brothers, Rockville, Maryland and Torn ersburg, Maryland; two nephews and two Memorial services for Mr held Sunday, February 4, dywine High School were a Fund in his name was tablished. Friends who wish to Ted Wiley Memorial Fund making checks payable to dywine High School, Paulen, 1400 Foulk Road, Delaware 19810 Gerald Lee Simms Lewisburg -- Gerald Lee Simms, 46. died January 28, 1990. He was founc dead of a gunshot wound at his home. Born April 4, 1943, at Blue Sulphul Springs, he was the son of Emmett Los Simms of A~derson and Della Harrah Backer of Faidea. Mr Simms was an auto body repairman. Survivors include a stepfather, Eugene Backer of Faidea; one brother, Stephen Chapel in oak Hill with Reverends Joe and a 50-year resident of Ronceverte. E. Simms of Lewisburg; two sisters, Mrs Dadington and Bill Menefee officiating. She was preceded in death by herRuth Woodrum, of Sissonville, Carol Ry- Entombment was in High lawn memorial husband,m Wilford McCutcheon, 1954. der of Manassas, Virginia. Park Mausoleum. Survivors include four daughters, George Services were at Wallace and Wallace Mae Brown of Takoma Park, Maryland, Funeral Home Chapel in Lewisburg. Bur- Dewey Lee Durrett Anna Rae Rasmussen of Silver Springs, ial was at Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Belington -- Dewey Lee Durrett, 91, Maryland Vonceil Farrof Knoxville, Ten- Clintonvillo. died January 28, 1990, after a short ill- nessee and Bernadine Cochrane of ness. Waynesboro, Virginia; two sisters, MadelineTerry He was a retired poultry and cattle Quinne Rule and Tressie Raines, both of White Sulphur Springs -- Mrs Made- farmer, a member of Talbott United Princeton; two brothers, Clayton William- line Terry, 76, died January 27, 1990, at Methodist Church and a Superintendent son of Princeton and Oliver Williamson a Fairlea hospital following a long illness. of the church. He received the Farmer of Charleston; 10 grandchildren, and Born April 3. 1913 in Union. 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