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E. Alderman [---- Noah Edward Alderman, 31, on arrival May 16, at a Fairlea 29, 1959, at Marlinton, he son of Marvin Dixon and Elsie of Renick a plumber, in death by a sister, t survivors include a son, Justin Shepherd of Alderson; four Marvin Jr., Larry, Johnny and all of Renick; two sis- COokie Faulkner of Maxwelton and ~AIderman of Renick, and a grand- Russell Hambrick of Frankford. were at Jack K Wallace Fu- in Lewisburg. Burial was in Cemetery at Renick Jean Boone Mrs Violet Jean Boone, 57, 19, 1990 in a Fairlea hospital short illness. 1933 at Vago, she was the of the late Silas A and Hatty include a daughter, Virginia of Frankford; a son, Harry N. Jr. of Lexington, Kentucky; two !, Mary E. Dixon of Frankford and B. Watson of White Sulphur a brother, Charles W. Yates of and two grandsons. were at Jack K. Wallace Fu- in Lewisburg with Reverend officiating. Burial was in y at Vago. J. "Bill" Bryant --- William J. "Bill" Bryant, 89, 19, 1990, in a Salem, Virginia ~tlowing a long illness. 22, 1901 at Keiffer, he son of the late .William Cullen Bivens Bryant. ant was a member of the Sam Methodist Church, a retired and coal company carpenter. his wife, Dana Bryant; er, Shirley Sheppard of Salem; Douglas Sheppard of Sa- Mrs Frankie Kessler of and Teresa Harford of Belva ddaughter, Sharon Kay Shep- were at Jack K. Wallace Fu- Chapel in Lewisburg with Leroy Crane Officiating. Burial "rail Cemetery at Clin- L Furrow Furrow, 62, formerly of died May 14, 1990, in a g a short illness. 29, 1927, at Sophia, he was of the lale Thomas and Pearl was a retired electrician for Fork Coal Company and a for- of the Slab Fork Rescue a member of the UMWA District 6108, a former member of the Odd Fellows of Mabscott, a member of the Mt. Alexander United Methodist Church at Sarton and a World War II U. S. Air Force corporal. He was precpded in death by two broth- ers, John and Virgil Furrow and a halfbrother, Weldon Scott; a sister, Echoe Furrow Sadler and a halfsister, Donnie Croye. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Wooten Furrow; three sons, Billy L and David R. Furrow, both of Winston Salem, North Carolina and James F. Furrow of Sarton; a daughter, Marcella A Forren of Union; two brothers, James Furrow of Columbus, Ohio and Vonley Furrow of Shady Spring; three sisters, Ethel Houck of Washington, D. C., Mabel Canady and Opal Tumber, both of White Sulphur Springs, and two grandchildren. Services were at Mt. Alexander United Methodist Church at Sarton with Rever- erlds Huelyn Wilson and Okey Cox offici- ating. Burial was in Mt. Alexander United Methodist Church Cemetery at Sarton. Pallbearers were Gene Ballard, Leroy Wickline, Chuck and Wayne Weikle, James Johnson, Donald Dunbar and Wil- liam McHone. Arrangements were made by Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Bernice G. Hedrick Sinks Grove- Mrs Bernice Graham Hedrick, 75, died May 19, 1990 at the home of her daughter in Elkton, Mary- land, following a long illness. Born March 14, 1915, at Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Homer Har- rison and Ada Florence Burdette Gra- ham. Mrs Hedrick was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Harry L. Hedrick on January 23, 1977. Survivors include two sons, Dale G. Hedrick of Portland, New York and Russell A. (Rusty) Hedrick of Sinks Grove; two daughters, Eunice Aliff of North East, Maryland and Louise Har- rington of Elkton; three sisters, Mildred Nichols of Rupert, Lillian Towe of Cor- ryton, Tennessee and Vivian Dye of Orlando, Florida; a brother, Reverend Harry B. Graham of Winston Salem, North Carolina; tl grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren Services were at Broyles-McGuire Fu- neral Home in Union with Reverend Roy Gwinn officiating. Burial was in Mt Ver- non Cemetery near Sinks Grove Mary H. Hoke Marlinton -- Mrs Mary Helen Hoke, 52, died May 20, 1990 in a Low Moor! Vir- ginia hospital, following a long illness. Born February 4, 1937, at Ronceverte, she was the daughter of the late Roy Lee and Catherine Meyers Feury. Survivors include her husband, William Kenny Hoke; two sons. Kenny Don Feury of Baltimore, Maryland and Kenny Clyde Hoke of Mar)inton; three daugh- ters, Emma Bennett, Connie Jane Ham- mons and Yvonnia Queen, all of Marlin- ton; two brothers, Wayne and James Feury, both of White Sulphur Springs; a sister, Lucille Seyglinski of Covington, Virginia and 15 grandchildren Services were at Shanklin Funeral Home Chapel in White Sulphur Springs with Reverend Kendall Hatton officiating. Bur- ial was in the McCreery Cemetery at White Sulphur Springs. Ross Franklin Keeling Union - Ross Frankhn Keeling, 84, for- merly of Pickaway, died May 18, 1990, in a Fairlea hospital following a long illness Born September 10. 1905 in Putnam County, he was the son of the late James and Sarah Bird Keeling Mr Keeling had been a resident of Monroe County most of his life, a mem- ber of the Methodist Church and was a 47-year employee of Columbia Gas. He was leader of the Friendly Four Quartet for many years in Monroe and Summers counties, president of the Monroe Sing- ing Convention and taught music in Monroe and Summers Counties He was preceded in death by one son, Bill Keeling. Survivors include his wife, Mamie Hedges Keeling: three daughters, Lucille Wallace of Sinks Grove, Jean Brown of St Albans and Ginger King of Fort Spring; two sons, Ray Keeling of Hunt- ington and Harold Keeling of Pickaway; a sister, Hazel Westfalt of South Char lesion; a brother, Alvin Keeling of Hurri- cane; 22 grandchildren: 29 great-grand- children and 25 great-great-grandchil- dren. Services were at Longanacre Funeral Home at Fort Spring Reverends Cecil McMillion and Roy Gwinn officiated. Emtombment was in Greenbrier Memo- rial Gardens Mausoleum Harold B. Kirby Alderson -- Harold B. Kirby, 63, died May 13, t990 in a Beckley hospital fol- lowing a long illness Born May 30, 1926 at Rainelle, he was the son of the late James H and Mamie Hickman Kirby. Mr Kirby was a disabled taborer, a World War 11 U S. Army veteran and a life member of the Tri County Memorial VFW Post No. 6723 of Alderson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Alvada K. Steele and two brothers, James and Ha~en Kirby Survivors include an aunt, Nina Shires of Alderson. Services were at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson with Reverend Char- les C. Taylor officiating. Burial was in Fletcher Cemetery at Alderson. Launia F. McMillion Lewisburg ~- Mrs Launia F. McMillion, 93, died May' 17, 1990 in a Fairlea care center, following a long illness. Born January 15, 1897 at Leonard, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Lydia Morrison Faulkner. Mrs McMillion was a member of the Le- wisburg United Methodist Church, an honorary life member of United Method- ist Women and a lifelong resident of Greenbrier County. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Harry McMillion in 1952. Survivors include three sons, Reverend Cecil McMillion of Scott Depot, Calvin McMillion of Temple Hills, Maryland and Austin McMillion of Ronceverte; four daughters, Alma Frey of Lewisburg, Hogie Moore of Fort Washington, Mary- land, Pinkie Yates of Christiansburg, Vir- ginia and Hilda McDowell of Lewisburg; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchil- dren. Services were at Lewisburg United Meth- odist Church with Reverend D. Homer Stewart officiating. Burial was in Rose- wood Cemetery at Lewisburg. Arrangements were made by McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg. George W. Morgan Ronceverte -- George W. Morgan, 69, died May 14, 1990, in a Fairlea hospital following a long illness. Born August 15, 1920, at Ronceverte, he was the son of the late Lundy and Luella Shanklin Morgan. Mr Morgan was a World War II U. S. Army veteran, member of the Greenbrier Regular Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Bendix Corporation in Ronceverte. Survivors include his wife, Betty Wood Morgan; a daughter, Treva Vass of Frankford; two sons, Tim W. Morgan of Jacksonville, Florida and Jay D. Morgan at home; four sisters, Edna Morgan and Lillian Morqan, both of Ronceverte, The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, May 24, 1990 7A Blanche Simms and Alene Harvey, both of Fairlea and one grandchild. Services were at Greenbrier Regular Baptist Church at Ronceverte with Rev- erends Earl McGuffey and Youel Altizer officiating. Burial was in Morgan Ceme- tery at Ronceverte. Visitation was at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte Janice Trent Reed White Sulphur Springs -- Mrs Janice Trent Reed, 69, died May 15, 1990, ,in a Low Moor, Virginia hospital, following a short illness. Born February 27, 1921, at Baileysville, she was the daughter of the late Weaver and Carrie Goodman Trent. Mrs Reed attended the Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Clark Reed; two sons, Mike Reed of White Sulphur Springs and Greg Reed of Fairlea; a daughter, Susan Reed Dowdy of White Sulphur Springs, and two sis- ters, Alice Richardson of Spring Lick, North Carolina and Malena Maxine Trent of Orlando, Florida, Services were at Mapledale Cemetery Chapel in White Sulphur Springs with Reverend Graham Robertson officiating Burial was in Mapledale Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs. Clarence E. Williams Renick -- Clarence E, Williams, 90, died ,May 15, 1990, in a Faidea hospital, fol- lowing a long illness. Born March 14, 1900, at Leonard, he was the son of the late James Calvin Williams and Martilia Rose W~liams. Mr Williams was a retired school teacher. He was preceded in death by ten broth- ers and sisters. Survivorls include his wife, Gracie Wil- liams; two sons, David E. Williams of Dover, Delaware and Clarence E. Wil- liams Jr of Renick; three daughters, Vinecia Stanley of Renick, Pauline Bishop of Manassas, Virgnia and Velma Burleson of Marion, North Carolina; a s!s!er, Ella Pritt of Falling Springs, Vir- ginia; 12 grandchildren; six great-grand- children and several nieces and neph- ews. Services were at Jack K. Wallace Fu- neral Home in Lewisburg with Reverends Leroy Crane and Louie McCormick offici- ating. Burial was in Momingside Ceme- tery at Renick. When John Hartford appears Friday night. June 8 at 8 o'clock for the third annual Ron- ceverte River Festival it may well be two firsts. The first licensed riverboat pilot to perform on the river's first amphitheatre. And you can bet when the multi-faceted entertainer warbles "Gentle On My Mind" the shores of the Greenbrier will be rippling! 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