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6B Mar. 13.2010 Mountain Messenger- The Weekend Paper for the Greenbrier Valley ---; i -: -- :, er. om Obituaries Pfc. James C. Crawf0rd Sinks Grove-Pfc. James C. Crawford, 20, passed away Fri- day, Mar. 5. 2010. at Charleston General Hospital. Mr. Crawford was born Apr. 25, 1989. in Ronceverte. the son of Englith Crawford of Sinks Grove. James was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard. 201st Field Artillery. He graduated basic training at Fort Sill. OK, and was due to deploy later in 2010. James was a creative, bright young man. loving son. wonder- ful friend and had a strong faith in God. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Winston Waite. Survivors include: his mother, Englith Crawford; sister. Stepha- nie: finance, Chelsea: unborn son. Mikah: grandmother. Marie Waite: aunts. Bonnie, Brenda, Susie and Lisa: uncles. Rodney, James and Leonard; niece. Janiya; and cous- ins. Jazmine and Brittini. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Mar. I0. at Rhema Christian Center in Fairlea where Rev. Stewart Farley officiated. Burial was in Riverview Cem- etery in Ronceverte. The family received friends and relatives Tuesday evening, Mar. 9. at Rhema Christian Center, Fair- lea. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte was in charge of arrangements. Please send on- line condolences by visiting www. Homer A. Eggleston, Sr. Fort Mitchell, KY-Homer A. Eggleston. Sr.. 87. formerly of Al- derson, died Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010. at the Hospice Care Center of Northern Kentucky, Fort Thom- as. KY, following a short illness. Born Feb. 16. 1923. in Sum- mers County, he was the son of the late Grover Eggleston. Sr. and the late Ida J. Bryant Eggleston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sis- ter. Pauline Eggleston: and three brothers. Carlos Eggleston. Clar- ence Eggleston. and Roscoe Egg- leston. Mr. Eggieston was a retired truck driver, having retired from Branch Motor Express. Cincinna- ti. OH. He worked as a bus driver in Washington, DC for several years and then was a union truck driver from the mid-'50s until his retirerhent. Mr. Eggleston was a World War II Veteran, having served in the United States Ma- rine Corps. Prior to his military service, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Mr. Egg- leston was of theChristian faith. He had a great love for all of his family and friends. He was a lov- ing husband, father, and grandfa- ther. Survivors include: his wife of 62 years, Audrey Lochinger Egg- leston of Fort Mitchell, KY; four children, Maxine Newman of Fort Mitchell, KY, Jeanette Scott of Beckley, Homer "AI" Eggleston, Jr. of Fort Mitchell, KY, and John- ny Eggleston of Union, KY; two brothers, Charles Eggleston of Alderson, and Grover Eggleston, Jr. of Alderson; three sisters, Jo- sephine McClung of White Sul- phur Springs, Madelane Cutlip of Alderson, and Maxine Sims of Ronceverte; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandchild; and many niec- es and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Mar. 9, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, where the Rev. Frank Jones offici- ated. Burial followed at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Alderson, with mili- tary funeral honors conducted by the West Virginia Army National Guard. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Friends called Monday eve- ning, Mar. 8, at the funeral home. William Earl Harvey Clintonwllle-WiUiam Earl Har- vey, 80, passed away Monday, Mar. 8, 2010. at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. Born Dec. 8. 1929, at Asbury, he was a son of the late William K. and Alta Jane Henson Harvey. Mr. Harvey was a member of West Point Baptist Church at Asbury and was a retired heavy equipment operator. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Marie Estep Harvey in 2004: and a brother, Burl S. Har- vey. Survivors include: five daugh- ters, Shirley (Steve) Hawkins of Crawley, Carolyn (Michael) Willow of Eden, NC, Lou (Tim) Butler of Conway, SC. Trudy (Phillip) Ber- dine of Broaddus, TX and Cathy (Rick) Hanson of Lewisburg; four sons. Richard (Theresa) Harvey of Staunton. VA, Don (Yvonne) Har- vey of Staunton, VA, Dale (Jackie) Harvey of Staunton, VA, and Ken (Patty) Harvey of Staunton. VA; sister. Mai-y Catherine (Paul) Lou- dermilk of Clintonville; brother, Gerald (Peggy) Harvey of Liver- more. CA: 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, Mar. 12, at West Point Baptist Church at Asbury where Rev. Ron Miller officiated. Visitation was held Friday at the church before the funeral ser- vice. Donations of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer So- ciety. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg was in charge of arrangements. Please send on- line condolences by visiting www. Joan Carol Ramsey O'Brien Ronceverte-Joan Carol Ramsey O'Brien. 58. passed away early Friday, Mar. 5, 2010, at home after a long illness. Born July 24, 1951, in Roncev- erte, she was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Looney of Gap Mills and the late Julian Ramsey. Ms. O'Brien was retired from the spa at The Greenbrier Ho- tel, White Sulphur Springs, was an employee at ABB, Inc., and a homemaker. Survivors include: her mother, Mary Looney of Gap Mills; son, Jason O'Brien and wife Julie; four beautiful grandchildren; sister, Judy Boggs of Lewisburg; com- panion, Gary Wykle of White Sul- phur Springs; and special care= givers, Andrew and Faye Brown of Ronceverte. There will be no visitation or funeral. At her request she will be cremated. In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made to Hos- pice Care, 223 Maplewood Av- enue, Lewisburg, WV 24901. Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea. David Lee Rogers Roncevee-David Lee Rogers, 72, passed away, Sunday, Mar. Church Bulletin Mount Hermon Methodist Church The annual Renick Ruritan Club "Spring Fling" Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the church from 4 to 8 p,m. on Saturday, Mar. 13. Admissiorj is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. New River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship The service Sunday, Mar. 14 will be "Life, Death, and Spirituality" presented by Gavin and Yvonne Frost of Hinton. The service will be at 11 a.m. Visitors are welcome to attend. The Fellowship is located at 911 South Kanawha Street, Beckley. For further information call 304-252-4016. Sinking Creek Baptist Church Pastor Mike -fincher and the congregation of Sinking Creek Baptist Church invite the community to our Sunday night service, Mar. 14 at 6 p.m. to hear Evangelist James Hylton. Please plan to attend and bring a friend. St. Catherine's Church will serve their annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, Mar. 17, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cam/out will be available from 4:30 p.m. This fundraising event, sponsored by the Church Altar and Rosary Society, will take place at St. Catherine's Church Hall at 407 Walnut Street in Ronceverte. Potatoes, relishes, rolls, ice cream and beverage will be served with the dinner. -tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and free for children under age 5. There will be a three-way raffle for $500 cash, a $100 gift certificate for Cornerstone IGA, and a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are also being sold by church members. St. James Episcopal Church in Lewisburg will hold a Fish Taco Dinner on Friday, Mar. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Keep the Friday night fish dinner tradition - but enjoy a new twist! Enjoy your choice of fish or vegetable tacos, side dishes, dessert and a beverage. The price is $10. Dinner will be served in the social hall on the. Court Street side, with convenient parking just outside. 'q-o go" orders will also be available. All proceeds will go to St. James' outreach programs. 7, 2010, in the Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home, Fairlea, after a long illness. Born May 3, 1937, at Alloy, he was the son of the late Charles G. and Ann Lillian Moore Rogers. Mr. Rogers had been a resident of Ronceverte for 20 years and was formerly of Riverdale, MD. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from the U.S. Government and a farmer. Survivors include: his wife, Ju- dith Justice Rogers of Ronceverte; daughter, Carla Huffman of Rip- ley; two sisters and three broth- ers; grandson, Matthew Aaron Trainor of Alaska; granddaughter, Heather Trainor of Alaska; grand- son, Skylar Aaron Trainor of Alas- ka; and best friend, his dog, Da- kota Cheyenne. Graveside services were held Friday, Mar. 12, at Riverview Cemetery, Ronceverte, where his niece, Diana officiated. There was no visitation. Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, was in charge of arrange- ments. Gary Wayne Vance Second Creek-Gary Wayne Vance, 44, passed away Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010, at Summers Nurs- ing and Rehab Center. Gary was bSrn Aug. 29, 1965, at Second Creek to the late Clay- ton Overton and Betty Frances Charlton Vance. Gary was a self=employed skid- der operator and attended the Second Creek Pentecostal Holi- ness Church. Survivors include: two sons. Adam Vance and Nathan Vance both of Union; sister, Delores Ann Carter of White Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Harry L. (Rose) Vance of Ronceverte and Steven C. Vance of Second Creek; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, Mar. 12, at the Wallace & Wallace Fu- neral Home in Ronceverte where Rev. Don Trent officiated. Burial was in the Highland Park Cemetery. Friends called one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWal- Roy Lawrence Walthail" Corinth, TX-Roy Lawrence Walthall, 89. formerly of Clay- ton, passed away Monday, Mar. 8. 2010, at the home of his daughter. Sandra McClendon of Corinth, TX. He was born Sept. 17, 1920, to the late Alexander Hamilton (Sam) and Eva Ann Harvey Walthall at home in Clayton, WV. During WWII, drafted but un- able to serve, he worked at the Navy Dept. munitions plant in Vir - ginia. He retired from C&P Tele- phone Company of WV in 1975 aller 24 years of service and last served as Local Manager in Man. He was a lifelong Baptist and first ordained as a deacon at Man Baptist Church and last served as deacon at Griffiths Creek Baptist Church. Alderson. He shared his love of U.S. stamp collecting with Vacation Bible School children and also collected U.S. coins. In retirement, he and his wife, Melva Delphia Fink, who he mar- ried Sept. 20, 1945, in Hinton, re- turned to farm life in Clayton. He would be up at 5:30 a.m. with his cup of coffee walking his garden to chock for overnight changes. He studied the stars as a youth and loved to invite friends and neigh- bors to view the heavens through his telescope. During retirement, he was caretaker of Clayton Bap- tist Church Cemetery and the Clayton Community Building for Country Life. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and in- stalled Lifeline medical alert sys- tems in private homes. He was preceded in death by: his parents and all seven siblings, brothers, Ralph, Masil. Fred and Delford Walthall and sisters, Blanche Richardson, Wilma Har- ris and Ruby Lacy. Survivors include: the love of his life for 64 years, wife Melva; daughter, Sandra McClendon and husband Dee of Corinth, TX; two sons, Michael Walthall and wife Wanda of Vicksburg, MS and Richard Walthall and friend Bren Ettelson of Roanoke, VA; six grandchildren, Todd and wife Emily McClendon, Scott and wife Kathleen McClendon all of Corinth, TX, Justin and Wesley Walthall of Vicksburg, MS and William and wife Natalie WalthaU of Blacksburg, VA: two great- grandchildren, Jackson McClen- don and Kamryn McClendon both of Corinth, TX. He loved God. his family and beagle Spot now 18. Services will be at 11 a.m., Sat- urday, Mar. 13, at the Longanacre Funeral Home, Fort Spring, with Rev. Wallace York, former pastor of Man Baptist Church. Burial to follow in the Clayton Baptist Church cemetery, Clay- ton. Grandsons and Ray Miller will be pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday, Mar. 12 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Country Life Cem- etery. Care, c/o Melvin Ryan, HC 73, Box 24A+ Alderson, WV 24910. Ge0000'our Project Started O With A Great Deal! HARVEST EQUIPMENT COMPANY' RTE 219 N LEWISBURG, WV 24901 (304) 645-4400 AG2KKCU1A96347-HECX150313MM-kC-0031 k561 .lit