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- Eugene Becker died February the Humana Hospital Green- in Fairlea following a long ill- January 14, 1914, at Mit- ;in. was retired from Wisconsin and was a U.S. Navy in death by a stepson, include his wife, Della Simms t daughter, Joan Becker of Peo- two stepdaughters, Ruth Sissonville and Carol Ryder Virginia; a stepson, Steven Lewisburg. services were at Wallace and Funeral Home Chapel in Lewis- Reverend Kathryn Erskine offi- no visitation. Bennett -- Mrs Neela Jane Bennett, February 3, 1990, at a Summers fital following a long illness. 20, 1899, at Blue Sulphur ghter of the late Edward and Amanda Jane Tritt was a member of the Flat Baptist Church and in death by a daugh- :1. include her husband, Hubert Bennett; three sons, Edgar Lee Michigan, Lester Bennett of Tacoma, Washington Grey Bennett of Gaithers- a daughter, Frances B. of Gaithersburg, Maryland; a sis- Stanley of Alderson; 11 and 13 great-grandchil- s Were at Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson with Reverends Riedel and Gary Baker officiat- will be at End of the Trail Clintonville. Boggs -- Adron Lee Boggs, 65, 2 at a Faidea hospital fol- short illness. 6, 1924 at Alvon, he was late Albert and Donna a retired miner, a World War II a member of the Church of Clintonville, and a member of 4484 at Rainelle. in death by two sisters, and Verna Sanford, and two and Bedford Boggs. include his wife, Marcelle two daughters, Edith of Rainelle and Adrienne of Charmco; three sons, Boggs of Clintonville, and rne and Paul Edwin Beggs, three sisters, Elizabeth Ohio, Florence May and Ardala Via of Vandelia, brothers, Harmon A. Boggs of and Wilson M. Boggs of grandchildren and one were at Smathers Funeral Rain3lle with Evangelist Ray- officiating. Burial was in Cemetery at Clinton- were Charlie Underwood, Sonny Stroud, Conard Boggs, and Darrell Fleshman. Belcher, 68, died Feb- Oak Hill hospital fol- 25, 1921, at Crum, he of the late Milard and Grace a disabled coal miner. death by two sisters his wife. Delores Hen- of Vienna, Virginia; two Connie Newcomb of Vienna ht of Wavedy, Tennes- Sons, Paul Belcher of Roncev- Belcher of Oakton, Virginia Belcher of ~teriing, Virginia; Polly Cains of Columbus, Bowens of McVeigh, ten. at Crum Ceme- with Reverend Otis Dillon and Wallce Funeral Home in arrangements. dess Stull Cochran, 87, died at his home following a long 1, 1902 at Beard he was the Robert and Emma Miller member of the Rupert a laborer. in death by his wife, include three sisters, Nellie and Came Smith and both of Rupert, and a of Lewisburg. at the Rupert Church of D R. Stanley officiat- was at Wallace Memorial Wallace Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Collins i --- died Febru- hospital follow- 4, 1914, at Powhatan, Vir- the daughter of the late and Nancy Nethedand a member of the First of White Sulphur No. 1 of the church. in death by her hue- Collins in September a son, Dr Frank L. Sulphur Springs; two Stephens of Albany, Nancy Dawson of e rles Rainelle; a sister, Anne B Thompson of Hot Springs, Virginia; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Services were at the First Presbyterian Church of White Sulphur Springs with Reverends Ben E. Gurley and J. D. Sur- baugh Jr officiating. Burial was in Ma- pledale Cemetery at White Sulphur Springs. Burr J. Crookshanks Rupert -- Burr Junior Crookshanks, 63, died February 5, 1990, in a Fairlea hos- pital following a short illness. Born October 16, 1926, at Kieffer, he was the son of the late Burr Andrew and Pauline Evans Crookshanks. Mr Crookshanks was a member of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church at Kieffer, was a retired coal miner and was a member of the UMWA He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Crookshanks in 1982 and a grand- son, Eric McClung in 1973. Survivors include his wife, Justine Campbell Crookshanks; a daughter, Charlotte McClung of Smoot; a son, Mi- chael Crookshanks of Alderson; two sis- ters, Mary Catherine Scruggs of Winifred and Beatrice Beitz of Rupert; two broth- ers, Donald Crookshanks of Rupert and Ray Crookshanks of Charlotte, north Carolina; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services were at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Rainelle with Reverends Leroy Crane and Roger Pin- nel officiating. Burial was in Wallace memorial Cemetery at Clintonville. Viola Dameron Gap Mills -- Mrs Viola Dameron, 65, died Sunday February 4, 1990, at a Low Moor, Virginia hospital following a short illness. She is in repose at Evans and Evans Funeral Directors in Oceana. Dallas Virginia Dillon Ronceverte- Mrs Dallas Virginia Dil- lon, 72, died February 8, 1990, in a Fairlea hospital following a long illness. Born January 4, 1918, at Boyer, Poca- hontas County, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Liltie Rexrode Ryder. Mrs Dillon was a resident of Ronceverte for 55 years, a member of the Baptist faith, and owner and operator of the City Restaurant in Ronceverte. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Robert G. Dillon. Survivors include two sons, Robert G. Dillon, Jr of Fairfax, Virginia and William L. Dillon of Ronceverte; one brother, Jack Ryder of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Mrs Betty McHenry of Dearfield, Michigan; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte with Rever- end Houston Boothe officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Roncev- erte. Thomas R. Dunbar Gap Mills -- Thomas R. Dunbar, 72, died February 5, in a Faidea hospital fol- lowing a long illness. Born November 21, 1917, at Union, he was the son of the late Edgar A. and Della Miller Dunbar. Mr Dunbar was a retired merchant and a former employee of Andrew S Rowan Memorial Home at Sweet Springs, was a member of the Valley Baptist Church at Zenith, where he was a deacon and was past treasurer with 22 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Violet Jean Shires Dunbar, and a sister, Velma Burton of Radford, Virginia. Services were at Valley Baptist Church at Zenith with Reverends Don Riddle, Gary Joy and Marion Ripley officiating. Burial was in Carmel Cemetery at Gap Mills. Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union was in charge of arrangements. Ellen Morgan of Kenova and Dahce Berkshire of Morgantown; 12 grandchil- dren, and four great-grandchildren. Services were at Liberty Baptist Church at Lewisburg with Pastor Larry Dean offi- ciating. Burial was in Roach Cemetery at Lewisburg. The McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg was in charge of arrangements. Walter T. Harman, Jr. White Sulphur Springs -- Walter T. Harman, Jr, 59, died February 2, 1990, at a Fairlea hospital following a short ill- ness. Born July 31, 1930 at Skygusty, he was the son of the late Walter T. and Etta Mae Stamper Harman Sr. Mr Harman was a three year resident of White Sulphur Springs, a retired electri- cian from U. S Steel, a member of the UMWA Local 7905, and was affiliated with Neola Church of God. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pansy Nadine Harman and a brother, Norman Hess Harman. Survivors include his wife, Rowena Mi- ano Harman; two daughters, Christie of Alderson, and Ava Clever of Lewis- burg, and seven grandchildren. Services were at Wallace and Wallac~ Services was at VanReenen Funeral Funeral Home Chapel in Lewisburg with Home, Marlinton, with Reverends Nor- Reverend Kenny Baker officiating. Bunal man Alderman and Richard Newkirk offi- was in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens at ciating. Burial was in Mountain View Lewisburg. Ray F. Morgan Ronceverte- Ray F. Morgan, 79, died February 3, 1990, at a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born September 23, 1910 at Ronceverte, he was the son of the late William and Mary Honaker Morgan. Mr Morgan was a World War It Veteran, retired from C & O Railway, a member of the American Legion, and a lifelong resi- dent of Ronceverte., Survivors include his wife, Margorie Mor- gan; a step-daughter, Edna Vickery of Fairborn, Ohio, and a sister, Ella For- rester of Oklahoma. Services were at Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Lewisburg. Burial was in Ho- naker Cemetery at Ronceverte. William Estel Pugh Poca -- William Estel Pugh, 59, formerly Harman of Skygusty and Mrs Randolph of Lewisburg, died February 8, 1990, in (Kathy) Roland of Grafton, Virginia; eight Jackson General Hospital in Ripley, fol- sons, Larry Harman of Oxnard, Califor- lowing a short illness. nia, Barry Harman of Tazewell, Virginia, Born February 20, 1930, at Alderson, he and Burley, David, Randy, Ricky, Jerry, was the son of the late Courtney and and Eddie Harman, all of Skygusty; two Neva Copeland Pugh. sisters, Pearlie Wheatley of Ocean City, Mr Pugh was a graduate of Alderson Maryland and Oletta marsh of Gary, and High School, Greenbrier Military School seven grandchildren, in Lewisburg, attended Concord College, Services were at Fanning Funeral Home former owner of Pugh Studios in Lewis- Chapel in Welch with Reverend Douglas burg, former owner of Creative Images of Abel officiating. Burial was at Shady South Charleston, WV, member of the Grove Cemetery at Skygusty. Old Stone Presbytenan Church in Lewis- burg, and a member of Lewisburg Elks Richard Lee Highlander Lodge 1758. Greenville, South Carolina -- Richard Survivors include two daughters, Debo- Lee Highlander, 54, formedy of Alderson, rah P. Arbaugh of Milton, WV, Dianne P. died February 1, 1990, in a Greenville, Hedge of Boston, Massachusetts; one South Carolina hospital following a short son, William E. Pugh, Jr of Dunbar, WV; illness, one halfbrother, Cad M. Patton, Jr of Born Februaw 4, 1935 at Blakers Mill, he Lewisburg and two grandchildren. was the son of the late Minor and Nellie Services were at Lobban Funeral Home Baker Highlander. Chapel with Dr Dexter Taylor of Old Mr Highlander was a 10-year resident of Stone Church officiating. Burial was in Greenville, South Carolina, of the Meth- Alderson Cemetery. Mary Ann Dunlap Lewisburg --- Mrs Mary Ann Dunlap, 73, died February 6, in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina hospital following a long illness. Born July 19, 1916, in South Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Dr Ray- mono and Janet Alexandria Dunn. Mrs Dunlap was a member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, where she was an honorary life member of the Women of the Church, was involved in the Womens Work of the Presbytery and Senate of the church, was a member of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter of the DAR, Richlands Extension Home- makers Club and the Greenbrier County Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her hue- odist faith, and was an employee of Toy- eta Motor Company. Survivors include his wife, Gladys High- lander; three daughters, Barbara High- lander of California, Lonnie Jean High- lander of Georgia, and Sherrie High- lander of Greenville, South Carolina; a stepdaughter, Cindy Spinks of Michigan; two sons, Randy Highlander of Green- ville, South Carolina and Rick Hig~ander of Trenton, New Jersey; a sister, Judy Bryars of Alderson; a brother, Sherman Highlander of Alderson, and seven grandchildren. Memorial services were at Church of the Nazarene on Muddy Creek Mountain with Reverend Edward Midcap officiat- ing. This information was submitted by Lon- ganacre Funeral Home in Fort Spring. Etha M. Miles Frankford -- Mrs Etha Maude Miles, 75, died February 7, in a Faldea hospital fol- lowing a long illness. Bern September 12, 1914, at Bolair, she was the daughter of the late Willie Sher- man Short and Mazy Dale Steele. Mrs Miles was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Miles; three daughters, Elaine Hinkle of Cleveland, Ohio, Neva Boggs and Rhonda Stidham, both of Frankford; two sons, Roger Miles of Chester, Virginia and Dennis Miles of Elyria, Ohio; a step- daughter, Myrtle Branham of Frankford; a stepson, Lonnie Miles of Frankford; two sisters, Dorothy Powell of Loraine, Ohio and Blanche Davis of Clevela0d; two brothers, Amett Short of Boiair and Junior Short of Medina, Ohio; 17 grand- children; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services were at Highland Baptist Church with Reverend Jay Talbott offici- ating. Burial was in the Miles Family Cemetery on Muddy Creek Mountain near Lewisburg. Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home in Lewis- burg was in charge of arrangements. Mary S. MoClung Pickaway -- Mary Susan Ratliff McClung, 73, di(~d February 7, in a Low Moor, Virginia hospital following a short illness. Born March 12, 1916, at Union, she was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Ratliff. Mrs McClung was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Albert Burrell McCtung; two daughters, Hitda Made Wilson and Lena Belle McClung and a son, Gary Randall McClung Survivors include eight daughters, Norma Jean Weikle of Sinks Grove, Vir- ginia Colleen Bleil of Hartford, North Carolina, Eva June Nichols of Kents band in 1986, Keith A. Dunlap, who was Store, Judith Ann Stewart of Rougemont, a past Potenak of the Beni Kedem ' North Carolina, Barbara Ellen Maxwell of Temple Shrines organ=zation. Arlington, Virginia, Linda Carol Wyatt of Williamsburg, Virginia, Mary Alice Pusey of Crimora, Virginia, Debra Lynn Broyles of Waynesbero. Virginia; three sons, Al- bert Lee McClung of Ronceverte, Leslie Glenn McClung of Pickaway and James Roger McClung of Alderson; a sister, Kathleen Reynolds of Union; a brother, Ed Ratliff of Union, and 55 grandchil- dren. Services were at New Lebanon Presby- terian Church with Reverend William church officiating. Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewis- burg. Ernest W. McClung Lewisburg -- Ernest W McClung, 80, died February 3, 1990, at Low Moor, Virginia hospital following a long illness. Born July 21, 1909 in Virginia, he was the son of the late Bernard and Eva Gladwell McClung. Mr McClung was a retired C&O Railway worker and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy McClung. Survivors include his wife, Frances Carr McClung; a daughter, Josephine O'Brian of Waycross, Georgia; three sons. Samuel McClung of Lewisburg, Bill McClung of Hopewell, Virginia and Wayne McClung of Irvine, Califomia; four sisters, Ina Utterback of Charleston, Grace Bundy of Anthony, Annie Spence Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Tony (Keith Ann} Alexander of Clemens, North Carolina; a son, Raymond H. Dunlap of Madisonville, Kentucky; four sisters, Batty Bell ot Lewisburg, Ida Reeves of Charleston, Janet Holden of Rockersvill, Virginia and Nancy Von Blond of Rancho Cordova, California; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services were at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg with Dr David Tay- lor officiating. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg. Georgia M. Flack Lewisburg -- Mrs Georgm M Flack, 58, died Saturday, February 3, 1990, at her home following a long illness. Born May 13, 1931, at Wayne County, she was lhe daughter of Charley and Sissie Mae Meade Jones of Lewisburg. Mrs Flack was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church at Lewisburg. Other survivors include her husband. Fred Flack; two sons, Dwight d. Fiack of Tampa, Florida and Daniel A Flack of Ronceverte; four oa~,~r,~J~, ,.,,,=,~e Malnes of Sparta, North Carolina. Doris Bums of Lewisburg, Donna Brooks of Ronceverte and Darlene Hampton of Roanoke, Virginia; five brothers, Willie Jones of Barl0erton, Ohio, Bobby Jones of Baltimore, Maryland, Richard Jones of Glenco, Alabama, Cohen Jones of Le- wisburg, and Charles Jones of Goodview, Virginia; two sisters, Mary The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, February 13, 1990 7A Cemetery, Marlinton. A Rebekah memo- rial service was also held at VanReenen Funeral Home. Thelma Tolley White Beckley -- Mrs Thelma Tolley White, 83, formerly of White Sulphur Springs, died February 1, 1990, in a Beckley care center following a long illness. Born September 22, 1906, at Landis- burg, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Bertie Shuck Tolley. Mrs White was a member of the Eman- uel United Methodist Church of White Sulphur Springs and was a retired em- ployee of the Greenbrier Hotel. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Newton Fletcher White in 1987. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Gino (Helen)_ Danesi of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs Charles (Marie) Mitchell of Beckley and Kathleen Saunder of Beck- ley; two brothers, Wilbur Tolley of Hines and Wilson Tolley of Corliss; 13 grand- children and 21 great-grandchildren. Services were at Shanklin Funeral Home Chapel in White Sulphur Springs with Reverend Graham Robertson officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery at White Sulphur Springs. Larry Alfred Shumate Mason, Ohio --- Larry Alfred Shumate, 49, formedy of Union, was dead on arri- val February 4, 1990, at a Harrisonburg, Virginia hospital following a short illness. Born October 8, 1940, at Union, he was the son of Vedie Ferguson Shumate of Union and the Late Lawson G. Shumate. Mr Shumate was a truck driver for the H&R Transport in Dayton, Virginia, was a Korean and Vietnam Conflict veteran and was a member of the VFW Post No. 9622 in Mason. Other survivors include his wife, Hazel Ross Shumate; two sons, Larry Alfred tiet. Survivors include a sister, Caius Ander- son of Beckley, and several nieces and nephews, and six foster children, Roy Walker of Alderson, Florian Walker of Bloomington, Indiana and Jack Walker, Margaret Warden, Dorothy Arndt and Imogene Miller, all of Beckley Services were at Melton Mortuary" Chapel in Beckley with Reverend Roy Owens officiating. Burial was in Hurt Cemetery at Stonewall Road in Piney View. Lois Ann Underwood Mount Hope -- Mrs Lois Ann Under. wood, 45, died February 6, 1990, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born April 22, 1944, at Ameagle, she was the daughter of the late Vernard and Edna Perry Vance. Mrs Underwood was a homemaker, a!- tended the Price Hill Freewill Bapt!st Church at Price Hill and was a graduate of Clear Fork High School tit Clear Fork. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie V. Vance. Survivors include her husband, Alfred L Underwood Jr; two stepdaughters, Ju(ie Miller of Quinwood and Cherly Goins of Alderson; a brother, Clifton Ray Vance Qf Packsville; a sister, Evie Darlene Dose of Colcord, and four stepgrandchildren. Services were at Tyree Funeral Homem Mount Hope with Reverends Cecil McClellan and Arthur Dangerfield officiat- ing. Burial was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. In loving memory of Dwayne Hinkle, who would have been twenty-one years old on Valentine's Day February 14, 1990. God took a rose from the garden of our hearts and planted it with chosen flower on his throne. In per.:' son you are gone, but in spirit yo' Violet F. Pyne Shumate II with the U. S. Marine Corp are here with us. ~, Fairlea -- Mrs Violet Frances Pyne, 59, and William Joseph Shumate of We love and miss you. ~, Clarksburg three stepsons Rick Wray of I')~d m .~ ~" te",~ died February 3 in a Roanoke, Virginia; ' ___, Me,., Cincinnati Ohio Randy Wray w th the U ......... hospital following a long illness. ' ' i ueorora, uaro~ ~ ~rlstirta S. air Force in Munich, Germany ano Born April 6, 1930 at Rock Camp, she Robert Wray of Lebanon, Ohio; two step- ~ was the daughter of the late Jonathon P. daughters, Wendy Wray and Kathy .. and Neva Harvey Martin. Fleming, both of Mason; a brother, Law- She was a member of the Faidea Asso- rence L. Shumate of Union, and three lJ ..... | ciated Reform Presbyterian Church and sisters, Mildred Jennings of Roanoke, i ~ ' ~ I was a member of the womens group at Virginia, Jean Mama of Brandon, Florida I I1~ ~")~I, ~ | the church. Virginia. I I I I ~ ~,~'~k I Survivors include her husband, James H. and Marian Anderson of Clifton Forge, I I1~ w " ! Pyne; five sons, Larry Pyne of Frankford, Services were at Broyles-McGuire Fu- | | I ~ 11~ ~'~(~' Michael, Gary, and Barry Pyne, all of neral Home in Union with ReverendI ~ ~ ~ I Faidea, and Timothy Pyne of Roncev- Ralph Smithson officiating. Burial was in I ~ F_..P~- ~,.,/ .% I errs; four daughters, Annette Massey of Foster Cemetery near Salt Sulphuri ~ o~,--~, | Fort Spring, and Janet Shelton and Springs. I ~J~ I Donna Pyne, and Drema Kirk, all of Faidea; three brothers, Kenneth Martin i '~~~! of Olmstead Falls, Ohio, Billy Martin of Cleveland, Ohio, and Clarence Martin of Rock Camp; four sisters, Pauline Laten C. Thurman Jackson of Christiansburg, Virginia, Irene Beckley --- Laten C. Thurman, 92, died I "_-J ~1 I I ~ '' u ~ I Bradley of Blacksburg, Virginia, Dorothy February 5, 1990, at a Beckley hospital ! "C~'~"~'~-.-_~~~--~-'~ I Hines of Cool Ridge, and Ruth Kanode following a long illness. I r- ~'-',-~ ~-'~ I of Levaisy, and nine grandchildren. Born November 18, 1897, in Raleigh 1_ "3 ~ ..... | Servmes'were at Faidea Associated Re- County, he was the son of the late Wd- - ,,,,, ~- , form Presbyterian Church with Rever- liam C. and Ona F. Teal Thurman. ends William Allen Church and Ralph Mr Thurman was a lifelong resident of i~ Smithson officiating. Burialwas in Swops Raleigh County, was a retired coal - .~ Cemetery near Lindside. miner, World War I veteran, having~r WHAT Y~tJ )~ L~ NEWS Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union served in the Second Regiment of the | ........~ ~ ........ | was in charge of arrangements. West Virginia Infantry and was a World | ..... ~ ~ ~'-~. ....... | War II veteran, having served in the | (AND ABOUI 50,000 I Birl Shrewsbury 413th Infantry and he was of the Chris- | OTHER FOLKS.) | tian faith. " | CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN | Princeton --- Bid Shrewsbury, 81, for- He" was preceded in death by a dear i - Mg~P..~l~l~g/:~ WITI~I | medy of Spanishburg, died February 2, friend, Myzra Hurt Walker on October 18, | .... ~..':,~:::.~" 1 1990, at his home following a long ill- 1987;ason, LatenThurmanJr;adaugh-| _. ~...~urt.~c_...w~ _| hess. Charles, Homer, Hilton, Amery andt V-l" -~.,~ ~-'-'=r _~ Bern April 6, 1908 at Deft, he was the ter, Iretta Mae Thurman; five brothers, | R47-R794 ]It son of the late George P, and Margaret Godfrey Shrewsbury. Mr Shrewsbury was a member of the Rich Creek Baptist Church at Spanish- burg, a retired miner, and was a former employee with the West Virginia Depart- ment of Highways. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Lusk Shrewsbury; a son Donald R. -Shrewsbury of Topeka, Kansas; two daughters, Margaret Wiley of Peansburg, Virginia and Mrs William (Glenda) McLeod of Summersville, South Caro- lina; a brother, Dillard Shrewsbury of Lashmeet; a sister, Delsia Burr of Lewis- burg; nine grandchildren, and ten great- grandchildren. Serwces were at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Princeton with Reverend Ralph Calfee officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Prince- Adley Thurman; a stepsister, Inez Cat- ,~. ten. Martha Sue Skaggs Victor -- Martha Sue Skaggs, 48. died January 31, 1990, in a Beckley care cen- ter following a long illness. Born July 9, 1941, at Ansted. she was the daughter of the late Eldridge and el- lie Ann Ellison Gill. Mrs Skaggs was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Wade Skaggs; two daughters, Deborah and Dawna Skaggs, both at home; a son, Steven Skaggs of Victor; a stepson, Douglas Skaggs of Huntington; three sis- ters, Marie Neubert of Richmond, Vir- ginia, Janie Young of Neola and Mary Skinner of Union; two brothers, Eli and James Gill, both of Victor; one grandchild and one step-grandchild. Services were at Hopewell Baptist Church at Victor with Reverend Douglas Eades officiating. Burial was in MoKinney Memorial Cemetery at Victor. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted was in charge of arrangements. Jessie VanReenen Marlinton -- Mrs Jessie E VanReenen, 86, died February 3, 1990, at home after a long illness. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and was .3 member of Marlinton Presbyterian L,~urch and Rebekah Lodge. Surviving: husband, Gilbert; sons. Char- les E. Hannah of Madinton, Jame~ L Hannah of Lorain, Ohio, and John C. Hannah ot Vermillion. Ohio; daughter, Lois Meadows of Pasadena, Maryland; stepsons, Guy V~nReenen of M~linton, John Garth VanReenen of Hot Springs, Virginia and Donald Van Reenen of Lo- rain; stepdaugh~r, Betty Smith of Marlin- ton, and seven grandchildren. Union, WV "West Virginia's Big Little Ford Dealer"' 772-3082 FOwre A Short Drh,t Wottk I. g O~ly New C~r Dmler ~ in ~ Cou~. '~ nd Par~ IM, p~Imem open hem S to t2 on ~t.