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www.mountainmessenqer.com The Weekend Paper for the Greenbrier Valley - Mountain Messenqer i, Dennis Joe Aleshire SummerviUe, SC-Dennis Joe A]eshire, 60, passed away Tues- day, Feb. 19, 2008, at the Tri- dent Medical Center, Charles- ton, SC, after a long illness. Bom Feb. 6, 1948, in Mon- roe County, he was the son of the late Ira B. and Madeline Bostic Aleshire. Mr. Aleshire had lived in Summervflle. SC, 22 years and was formerly of Ronceverte. He attended the Church of God, was a Vietnam veteran and was a material handler for Evans Rule of North Charleston. SC. He was preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters, Cordelia Reed and Amelia Mitchell; two nieces, Diane Reed and Laura (Sissie) Miller. Survivors include: his wife, Esther Aleshire of Summerville, SC; three daughters. Crystal Weikle and husband Gary of Rupert, Cassandra Cole and husband Danny of Summer- ville. SC and Tammy Burns and husband Curtis of Ron- ceverte; two sons, Travis Aleshire of Goose Creek, SC, and Aaron Aleshire of Goose Creek, SC; sister, Matilda Vance of Summersville, SC; five brothers. Ben Aleshire of Buchannon, VA. Don Aleshire of Danville. VA. Max Aleshire of Nashville, NC, Alvin Aleshire of Frankford and Bedford Aleshire of Liberty, NC; 15 grandchil- dren. Andrew T. Aleshire, Am- ber L. Aleshire, Savannah N. Aleshire. Erin Marie Aleshire, Marisa L. Aleshire, Kayla Weikle, Hayley Weikle, Mathew Weikle, Charlie A. Sulser, James L. Sulser, Courtney L. Cole. Dakota A. Cole. Brittany M. Bums. Tracey N. Bums and Baylee M. Bums. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea. with Pastor Patrick Ferrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Fort Spring. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m Saturday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home. Madene Jentry Walkup Anderson Marlene Jentry Walkup Anderson Lewisburg-Marlene Jentry Walkup Anderson went home to be with The Lord at her home in Lewisburg on Tues- day, Jan. 29, 2008~ at 10:56 a.m. after a 9-month-long battle with Ovarian Cancer. Her daughter Becky was at her side as she passed away, along with Marlene's mother who re- mains in the home. Marlene was born to Wyatt Lincoln and Vema May Bennett Walkup on Apr. 22, 1932, right around supper time, in Blue Sulphur Springs. She was the granddaughter of Marshall Washington and Ida Jane McClung Walkup and Grigsby Emest and Laura Jane Suttle Bennett. Marlene was preceded in death by: her father, Wyatt Lin- coln Walkup; infant sister, Louise Jo Walkup; twin daugh- ter. Betty Jo Alderson; her first husband. Richard Elmo "Dodey" Alderson; and her second hus- band, Melvin Lehew "Andy" Andei-son. She started attending Cal- vary Baptist Church in Lewis- burg in 1968 and was a faith- ful member and willing worker in the church up until her ill- ness Marlene attended grade school in Alderson and gradu- ated from Alderson High School in 1950. She was a member of the cheerleading squad. She was fondly known as "Peanut." Before graduating high school she worked as a Candy Striper at Greenbrier Valley Hospital in Ronceverte. She retired from the Federal Correctional Insti- tution at Alderson as a correc- tional officer and was a mem- ber of the NARFE. After the death of her husband Andy Anderson in 1989, she contin- ued to operate Anderson Well Drilling and Pump Service, the business which they estab- lished together in 1967. They provided water to many, many homes and farms in numerous counties in the state over the last 40 years. She was a devoted and lov- ing Christian, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a member of the Greenbrier Historical Soci- ety. She was also a member -and supl~orted the National Rifle Association. She enjoyed farming and raising cattle with her son Richie and working on genealogy with her daughter Becky. She enjoyed the care- taking of the family cemeteries. She was a wonderful storyteller and her stories will be greatly missed. She loved her high school class reunions and July 4th in Alderson and she loved Elvis Presley. She loved to travel and every time the wheels turned on a car she wanted to be in it going some- where, anywhere, it didn't mat- ter where. She was an NFL and NASCAR fan and a fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers. She enjoyed people and loved to talk to them. She will be greatly missed by many. Surviving to moum her loss are: her beloved mother, Verna M. Bennett Walkup at 92 years of age and still living at home; her twin daughter and care- givers Rebecca Ann Alderson Omold and husband Philip Ri- chard Omold of Lewisburg and their two sons, Richard Michael Omold of Stuart, FL, and Thomas Jason Omold of Lewisburg; her only son, Rich- ard Wyatt "Richie" Alderson of Blue Sulphur Springs and his two children Jennifer Lynn Williams and her husband Jef- frey Todd Williams of Fort Springs and Brent Andrew Alderson of Blue Sulphur Springs; special great-grand- son Bryce Michael Cyrus of Barboursville; Jeffrey Todd Wil- liams, II of Asbury; great- granddaughters Alexis ~ae Williams of Fort Springs and Mallory Nichole Alderson of White Sulphur Springs; aunt, Betty L. Bennett of Columbus OH, and uncle, Robert L. Bennett of Green Cove Springs, FL; cousins, Carolyn Bennett Humphreys and hus- band Willis of Alderson, Janet Bennett Tankersley of Cincin- nati, OH, Ronnie Bennett and wife Ila of Clintonville, Dixie Wall and husband Charlie of Smoot; Clarice Turpin of Day- ton, OH; Courtney Hutsenpiller Midkiff of St. Albans, Jerry Bennett and wife Donna of Jacksonville, FL, Stephen Bennett of Green Cove Springs, FL, Vikki James of Nahuanta, GA, Sherri Bennett of Chesapeake, OH, Becky Bennett of Jacksonville, FL; Tami, Audette and Sherman Bennett of San Francisco, CA, Helen Brackenrich and family of Kieffer. Hattie Amato of Rosedale. MD. Carol Walkup Reed and husband Gary of Alderson; Billy, Bobby and Jeff Walkup and their families of Alderson; her classmates from Alderson High School Class of 1950; and especially, Anna Anderson, Sharlet Holliday and Dorothy Lemons of Lewisburg; Jack and Maxine Skaggs of Cary, NC; Mary Lou Jones and family of Greens- boro. NC; and many more cous- ins and friends. At Marlene's request there was no public visitation or fu- neral services and no flowers. She always said, "Come and see me while I'm alive, not when I'm dead. Bring me flow- ers while I'm alive, not when I'm dead." There was a private family burial on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Bennett Family Cem- etery located on her family homeplace on Bennett Moun- tain in Blue Sulphur Springs, which 'has been in the family since 1825. Michael Omold of- ficiated the service. Pallbearers were: Richard Wyatt Alderson. Philip Richard Ornold, Richard Michael Omold, Thomas Jason Omold. Brent Andrew Alderson, and Jeffrey Todd Williams. Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson was in charge of ar- rangements. A special "Thank You" goes to Sarah and Karen Lobban. A very special "Thank You" goes to the nurses and staff of Home Care Plus. Lemuel Austin Brackenrich Vago-Lemuel "Lem" Austin Brackenrich. 79. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Cen- ter in Fairlea. "Born Sept. 26, 1928, at Clifton Forge, VA, he was a son of the late Ezra and Sue Ella Nicely Brackenrich. He was employed by the Donegan Coal Company, Gen- eral Motors. Elyria, OH, and the WV Department of Highways where he retired after 27 years of service. He was a Korean Army Veteran with three years of service, was a member of the American Legion. and was a member of the National Rifle Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Russell Brown and Kenneth Ruther- ford. Survivors include: his wife of 57 years, Velma Sites Bracken- rich; three sisters, Sallie Frances Brown of White Sul- phur Springs, Nova Rutherford of New Hope. VA, and Hilda Childs and companion Cleo Clendenen of White Sulphur Springs; two brothers, George Brackenrich and wife Ruth of Rupert and Labum Bracken- rich and wife Nadine ot~ Rupert. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Rev. Lula Collins and Rev. Janet Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg. Friends may call Saturday, Feb. 23 from 12:30 p.m, until 2 p.m. at the funeral home in Lewisburg. Please send on-line condo- lences by visiting www. WallaceandWallaceFH. com. Timothy Lee Noland Alderson-Timothy Lee Noland, 45, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at his home in Alderson. Born July 18, 1942, at Ronceverte, he was the son of Viola M. Tincher Noland of Alderson and the late Wilford L. Noland. Mr. Noland was a disabled track driver and served in the Army Reserves. He was a mem- ber of the River of Life Church of God, Alderson, and was a musician and loved to play the guitar. Survivors include: two sons, Douglas Paul Noland of Charles Town and Kenneth Andrew Noland of Alderson; daughter, Cassandra Noland of Alderson; his mother, Viola M. Tincher Noland of Alderson; brother, Mike Noland of Beckley; sister. Debbie Bennett of Harrisonburg, VA; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were con- ducted Friday, Feb. 15, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, where the Rev. Phil Combs officiated. Burial was in the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson. Friends of the family served as pallbear- ers. Clyde Edward Wykle Ronceverte-Clyde Edward Wykle, 82, passed away Mon- day, Feb. 11, 2008, at Green- brier Valley Medical Center. Bom Dec. 6, 1925, at Ron~ ceverte, he was the son of the late Merritt and Audrey Baker Wykle. Clyde attended the Caldwell Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was a War II Army veteran and was retired from The Greenbrier Hotel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife. Mildred; two step- children, James and Rex Defibaugh; and brother. Basil Wykle. Survivors include: his wife~ Beulah Wykle of Ronceverte; brother, Gerald Wykle and wife Mattie of Fairlea; stepdaugh- ters. Agnes Allen, Linda Trigg and husband Jerry, Doris Brooks and husband Lewis, all of White Sulphur Springs, Peggy Lockhart and husband James and Ruth Honaker and hus- band Lester, all of Caldwell; stepsons, Bill Defibaugti and wife Louise of Petersburg, Charles Defibaugh and wife Gayle of Chester, VA, Paul Defibaugh of Rupert, Kenneth Defibaugh and wife Brenda of Chesterfield, VA, John Defibaugh and wife Jean of Amelia. VA. Roger Defibaugh and wife Mary of Richmond, VA; 35 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and sev- I I ann un e en' rl ' eral nieces and nephews. F}lneral services were con- ducted Thursda~y, Feb, 14 at the Pentecostal Holiness Chu :ch in Caldw~ell where Rev. Ric] ard Hutchin,son officiated. B arial was in the Honaker Cem etery on Cofffman Hill near Ron4 :everte. T ae family received friends Wednesday evenitng at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Emma Leann Matthew Kincaid and Mandy Bragg, both of Anthony Creek, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Leann bom Feb. 5, at Green- brier Valley Medical Center. Emma weighed in at eight pounds nine ounces and was 19 and one half inches long. Her grandparents are Susan Feb. 23,2008 31~ PCard of Thanks l Kincaid of Anthony Creek and e is no charge to run an I Harvey Kincaid of Alvon and ary in the MountainI Robert and Norma Bragg of [MeSsenger. Photos are also[ Anthony Creek. Blaine Slzemore I II I0/29/66 - 2/I0/08 = I1 III ~ 1' ,-,^ ] l[ Our famflywould like to ! nurcn Ulletln l II thank each and every II i Ilill I II friend and family member I [ Season of Lent Observance /J~k I II who was there for us in [I this time of sorrow for the ] ' are invite,d to join Edgewood Presbyterian Ilili/]l I II. 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