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Beaver -- Mrs Bertha Deckerd died April 13, 1990 in a Mi- after a short illness. a resident of Beckley before i Rorida. She was the daughter and Della Briggs. ;preceded in death by her hus- Beaver; one sister, Ethel S. P. Briggs. include two daughters, Wanda Hialeah, Florida and Linda Ty- Florida; one sister, Williams of Fairlea; one and one great-grandson. were at Lawhanks F.uneral Florida. hal, Miss Tena Blumenthal, 94, 129, 1990 in a Fairlea care can- e long illness. 27, t895, in Canada, the daughter of the late harry Blumenthal. was formerly of Massa- a special friend, Dr ot Frankford; one niece and Were in Belmont, Massachu- burial in the Mt. Auburn at Cambridge, Massachusetts. were made by Wallace Home, Lewisburg Pollock Brown South Carolina -- Grace Pollock Brown, 80, died April a long illness. born in Hinton and was pre- death by her husband, H. a charter member of the Thee- Chapter of the DAn, Myrtle a member of the Andrew of the DAn, Lewisburg. a noted artist, having received and awards in several no- and a member of Allied inia. She was a mem- Baptist Church, Faidea. vived by one brother, C. E. of Charleston, son H. of Nashville, Tennessee, B. Higginbotham of Myrtle John B. Higginbotham Falls, Virginia, granddaughters A. Higginbotham of Myrtle Hendon and Eliza- of Nashville, and two at the First Baptist Church burial immediately follow- cemetery at Heaters. Ar- were made by Wallace and Home, Lewisburg. Carter Mrs Ollie Courtney Carter, 3, 1990 in a Crofton, Ken- after a long illness. homemaker and member of Y Baptist Church, Rainelle. Jean Maynard of James D. of Danville, Vir- of Crofton; brother, Haven M. )f Calistoga, California; 14 15 great-grandchildren. at Sewell Valley Baptist Reverend J. D. Surbaugh i, Burial was in the church laments were made by Home, Rainelle. }h Cavendish --- Audrey Joseph Caw- died May 3, 1990 in Hu- ~enbrier Valley Hospital, a short illness. coal miner and a mem- Black United Methodist Wife, Dorotha Miller Caw- Nancy Cavendish Bel- ~'etteville, North Carolina; Leland of Indianapolis; one Black United Meth- with Reverend Clyde Gum was in Wallace Memo- Clintonville. Visitation was Funeral Home, Mrs Amy Cecelia Prakel *April 29, 1990, in Allegheny Low Moor after a 4, 1911 at Cudahay Ranch, was the daughter of the Prakel and a lifelong arts who followed her hus- Virgal R. Chilson around moved to Lewisburg in died and was cared for by the staff of the White Family Care Center. two daughters, Jo and Carol harper California; a sponsored Akiyama of Los Ange- two grandchildren Jean- Costa Mesa, California San Jose, Califomia. were made by Wallace Home, Lewisburg. Cutlip, 93, died May 4 Manor Nursing I long illness. 4, 1897, he was the Calvin and Martha Cutlip. n~ember of Miller Baptist retired employee of Health Department with the late was a licensed Baptist ~ns, Nile of Buies Creek, and Eric of Milton; one Church of Akron, Ohio; 3 great-grandchil- In Memorial Chapel of Home with Keith and Burial was in Rosewood Willie Eary Brandon, Florida -- Willie (Bitlie) Eary, formerly of Alderson, died April 13, 1990 A memorial service was at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens in Lewisburg, May 6 with Reverend Esker Groves and Sam Groves officiating. Flossie Feury White Sulphur Springs -- Mrs Flossie Feury, 83, died May 3, 1990, in Family Care Center, White Sulphur Springs, af- ter a long illness. She attended White Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Surviving: daughter, Betty Rider of White Sulphur Springs; step-daughter, Virginia Dice of Dayton, Ohio; brothers, Donald Lawhorn of Wilmington, Delaware, Clifton Lawhorn of Louisiana; sisters, Mabel Gibson of Richmond, Virginia, Lu- cille McClintic and Josephine Lawhorn, both of Clifton Forge, Virginia, Dorothy Rhodes of Covington, Virginia; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchil- dren; one step-grandchild Graveside service was at Hillcrest Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs, with Reverend Kendall Hatton officiating. Ar- rangements were made by Shanklin Fu- neral Home, White Sulphur Springs. James Otis Gregory West Palm Beach Florida -- James Otis Gregory, 79, died April 19, 1990 fol- lowing a long illness. Mr Gregory was born at Kershaw, South Carolina on August 30, 1910. He was the son of the late Bed and Daisy Florence Gregory. Mr Gregory was a retired chef after 50 years, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Lyttteton St. United Methodist Church. Mr Gregory was a WW II Army Air Corp Veteran. Survivors include: his wife, Mrs Elsie Brooks Gregory of West Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of Fort Spring and one sister, Mrs Lorene Rauseo of Camden, South Carolina. Services were at West Palm Beach, Flor- ida. Information was submitted by Longa- nacre Funeral Home Kathleen A. Harris Alderson -- Mrs Kathleen Agnes Fink Harris, 75, died May 6, 1990 at a Fairlea hospital following a short illness. Born February 6, 1915, at Clayton, she was the daughter of the late Norban Edgar and Emma Susan Ballengee Fink. Mrs Harris was a homemaker, a member of the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, and for many years served as superin- tendent of the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Elmer R. Harris, July 15, 1969, and a brother, Homer Warren Fink, June 30, 1977. Survivors include two brothers, Miller D. Fink of Kimberly and Dale E. Fink of Val- paraiso, Florida and two sisters, Leota Harris and Melva Walthall, both of Clay- ton. Service was at Old Greenbrier Baptist Church in Alderson with Reverend Doc- tor William C Taylor officiating. Burial was in Clayton Cemetery. Howard William Hart Rupert -- Howard William Hart, 76 died April 26,1990, at a Faidea hospital, fol- lowing a long illness. Born September 28, 1913, at Fleming- ton; he was the son of the late Nimrod and Sarah Whitehair Hart. Mr Hart was a member of the Church of God, United Mine Workers of America and was retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Violet Hart and three sisters, Hazel Workman of Grafton, Evetyn McDonough of Fleming- ton and Annie Newhouse of Keyser. Services were at Smathers Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle with Reverend Greg Scott officiating. Burial was in Wal- lace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville. Clarence R. Irvine Marlinton Clarence R. "Buck" Irvine, 58, died May 4, 1990, at home, of an apparent heart attack. He was a carpenter, an Army veteran, and a Methodist. Surviving: wife, Helen Cutiip Irvine; sons, ,Gregory, Randall and Ricky, all of Marlin- ton; daughters, Patficia Crane of MaNn- ton Catherine Clutter of Renick; broth- ers, Angus and Ray, beth of Madinton, Donald of Maryland; sisters, Leone Dilley, Veda Johnson and Gladys Frieol, AUTO eR~ LR ~TH PEN,.~ LARRY D. FORD PC 19,~or~q~Z Otf,~e 304~ 7t.~ $t~