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Ballard Loyd S Ballard 78 died 24 1990 at his home following a February 1 1912. m Ronoeverte, was the son of the late Walter Mary E Vaughn Ballard Ballard was a lifelong resident of a member of the Trinity Methodmt Church and was rehred 28 years of servhce w=th the Virginia Power Company include his wife, Mildred Crone a daughter Kay Baliard Morgan and a sister, Eto~se B Charleston at Trinity United Methodist with Rew.'rends Mark Flynn and Crane ofhclating Burial was m Cemetery at Ronccwerte were by Longanacre Fu in Fort Spring O. Biars - Grover Oscar Biars, 77, died 1990, in a Low Moor, Wrginia following a long dhx;ss August 17, 1912 in Raleigh County the son of the late August and Bragg Biars was a retired coal m~ner and ~ngaged in farming, as long as his permitted and was a World War I1 preceded In death by his wife !Trump Biars in May of 1989 include two brothers, Fred and Biars both of Hinton: two s~s Marie Warr(m of Martinsburg and Bennett of Piney View and nephews and eight meces at E M Meadows Funeral in Hinton wflh Reverend Charles officiating Burial was in Valley Cemetery on Powleys Creek were Bob CRies, Charles Anthony Col(;, Danny Midkiff. Warren and James E Biars pallbearer was Bob Burns as Nyal Boone -~ James Nyal Boone 78. died e24, 1990 at Alleghany Regional In Low Moor Virginia foltowmg illness Colonial Heights, Virginia: 21 grandchfl dren and 8 great-grandchildren Service was at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson with Reverend El wood Cales officiating Burial was m Tempa Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [tired from the C&O Railroad m Hin rid is of the Baptist faith include ;qis wife, Dicie Made of Hinton 7 sons, Delano and ~n both of Hinton, Lynwall of ImOnd Indiana Milan of McCol Laura Holmes Brown Lewisburg - Miss Laura Holmes Brown, 84, died June 23, 1990, at hot home after an apparent heart attack She was a member of St James Eplsco pal Church, Lewisburg She was a natwe of County Durham, England Surwving: one brother and two s~sters m England Service was in St James Episcopal Church, with Reverend William Starkey officiating, with cremation following There was no visitation Arrangements were made by Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs Harvey Denver Martin, Georgia -- Harvey Preston Denver, 63, died June 16, 1990, at Stephens County Hospital. Born in Ronceverte, he was a son of the late Dave and Dollie Clarke Denver He was retired from Virginia Power Corn pany, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of American Legion Post 92. Mr Denver was honorary mayor of Seven Forks Trail and a member of First Baptist Church of Lavonia Surviving are widow Elizabeth Lee White Denver; daughters, Mrs Sidney (Kay) Nelson of Alpharetta and Mrs Elizabeth Ann Bradley of Virginia Beach, Virgmial sons, Stephen Douglas Denver of Co- nyers and Preston Lee Denver of Ham- sonburg, Virginia; brother, Carl Denver of Ronceverte; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren Services were at Weldon Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Richard Bielski of ficiating Nellie Mae Honaker Alderson -- Mrs Nellie Mae Honaker 77, died June 20, 1990, in a Beckley hospital, following a long illness Born December 17, 1912, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Richard and Ada Falls Shires Mrs Honaker was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her hus band, Calvin Lewis Honaker and two sons, Billy Earl and Lee Roy Honaker Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Lemons of Ronceverte and Margaret ] The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, June 28, 1990 11A The Garden Lestie Price Sl aver leston, 16 grandchlldr(;n and 10 great pttal after a tong dlness grandchildren He was a retired carpenter and farmer My favorite flower list continues: one You will be rich. Serwces were at Lobban Funeral Home and was a Methodist Poppies -- Not the oriental kind. Pansies -- My grandmother Chapel in Alderson with Rew.~r(.'nd Surv~wng daughter Catheru~e Moor(; of t don't really like the bright orange used to talk to hers. She always Danny Coins ofhctatmg BurEal was m AI Madmton sisters Ella K~rby and Rosle color of those or the way they get planted more than she intended, derson Oe.metery Moor() both of Marhnton three grand sloppy looking in the bed. I love the said she loved their liUle laces Iook- chddrer~ two great grandchildren one Clair Simpson Mitchell great grunt grandchild small orange Cahfornia poppies and ing up at her in the morning when Marlinton - Clair Smlp,';en "Bear Serwcu was at VanReenen Funeral the bright red and black Shirley pop- she went out. They are hard to grow Mitchell 84 died June 22 199(,) at Home Marhnton Bunat was m Falrwew pies whose seed heads I dry be-from seed and are getting rather ex- home after a short dlnL'ss Cemetery Marhnton He was a ret, od manag~;r for C&P Tele cause of their artistic shape. Don't pensive. But the great advantage is phone Co He was a member of First spray them gold, just leave them that you can plant them before the Methodist Church Marhntor~ and Tote Elma Kiln Roberts natural, frost-flee date because they are so phone Pioneers of America He was a Mason and Shriner Ruperl Mrs Elma Khne Roberts. 87, Larkspur -- They look a lot like hardy. They are like having little Surviving wife Reona Berry Mitchell d~ed June 16, 1990, m a gairlea hospital delphinium but are not as dramatic, friends dot your yard. son, Reid of Marhnton daughter, Buena Born December 31, 1902, at Aklol she they have the advantage in beingCoral Bells -- This one is subtle; Rankin of Maryville, Tennessee brother was the daughter of the late Ehsha H Lawrence of Wellington, Ohpo: sister and Myra Netta Pauley Vickers available in pink as well as the blues Lts flowers have 1o grow on you. Mrs Roberts was a member of the and violets. Their foliage is more These hardy perennials send up Kathryn Mitchell of Weston, n ne grand Zickafoose Grove Baptist Church at Alkol fern-hke than their partner, but the lovely, delicate stems with tiny children: 16 greatgrandchddren Service was at Floyd Funeral Home and was a homemaker bloom is smaller, I like 1o think Lark- salmon colored bells drooping from Weston, with Reverend Stephen EAgle Surwvors include three daughters, Ar spur is the bride of file more bold them. You have to pick many in or- lene McOallister of Yawkey, Gracelene officiating Burial with Masomc gravestde Hinkle of Rupert and Carol Graham of delphinium, der to have enough for a bouquet, rites was at Masonic Cemetery, Good Hope Reno. Nevada: two sons. Claude and Bee Balm- I originally tried this but they add grace to a bed and Benny Roberts. both of Orlando. Florida; plant because the book said it at- bouquet in a way more showy plants Clair Simpson Mitchell 21 grandchildren: 25 greabgrandchil tracted humming birds and butter- cannot. Marlinton .... Clair Simpson "Bear" dren, and two great-great-grandchildren Mitchell, 84, died June 22 1990. at Services were at Wallace and Wallace flies. I thought the leaves would Ferns -- While I normally prefer home after a short illness Funeral Home Chapel in Rainelle with smell sweet, and that would be plants that bloom, I have grown to He was a retired manager for C&P Tele Rev Larry McCallister officiating Burial about it. Little did I expect the large, love the fern because of its graceful phone Co He was a rnember of F=rst was in Memory Gardens at Madisonspidery bloom that sometimes ap- form and because of the curled rid- Methodist Church, Marlinton and Teie pears double-decker style, They dleheads it sends up in the spring phone Pioneers of Amenca He was a look elegant and Japanesey. On top before the leaf unfurls. They say you Mason and Shriner Hermit L. Trainer Surviving wife, Reona Berry M~tchell: Forl Spring - Hermit Lewis Trainer. 82 of that, they spread rapidly as long can fry these and they taste like as* son, Reid of Marlinton, daughter Buena di~.,d June 21, at his home following a as they get enough water, paragus, but I love the shape and Rankin of Maryville, Tennessee: brother long illness Bachelor Buttons -- Guess you excitement of seeing them poke up Lawrence of Wellington, Oho: s~ster. Mr Trainer formerly of United on Cabin can tell rm partial to blue flowers, through the ground. Kathryn Mitchell of Weston: nine grand Creek, was born February 8, 1908. at children: 16 greatgrandcUdren Gallia. Ohio He was the son el the late especially ones as blue as this vari- I have decided this list could Service was at Floyd Funeral Home. George and Hanna Martin Trainer ely. I don't like their weak stems that probably go on forever, and so I re- Weston, with Reverend Stephen EAgle Mr Trainer was a member of the Umted tend to droop instead of holding up luctantly stop. Please make your officiating Burial with Masonic graveslde Mine Workers of America, he was for their flowers, but I forgive them be- own list. Please plant them profusely rites was at Masonic Cemetery Good merly of United and was a retired m- cause the color is so heavenly and in your yard. No doubt our yards Hope ployee of Truax, Traer, and Oglebay Norton Coat Company always cheers me up. Put them in a and our earth need as many flowers Bernice A. Price Survivors include: his wife, Mrs Bertha bright yellow vase or a pale pink as they can get. Rupert - Mrs Bernice A Price, 77, died Wilson Trainer of Fort Spring 3 sons, t, '. ..... Juneillness 23,1990, at her home. after a long Donald Paul Ray Leef of Bossier Chester, City, Louis,ann, Virg,n,a and EII, WmfE Bi,-ijE#J' " '