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i,i !if ,i i ii~i SPECIALISTS IN INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE / !:} 6A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, July 26, 1990 IIIII Alvie B. Flack Eddie Rutherford ot Renick and Warren Lewisburg Mrs Atvie Dyers Flack, 78, Rutherford of Seneca. South Carohna a died July 16, 1990 m a Fairlea hospital, sister Joan Simms of Covington Virginia lollowlng a Iorlg illness and four granddaughters Born Aplil 6 1912 at FranMord st/e was Serwces were at Jack K Wallace Fu the daughter of th[' h~b.; M~s Ftack was a neral Horn,.; in Lewisburg with Revcn;r~d homemakel Jack Wallace officiating Burml was m Surwvo~s include her husband Ray- Rosewood CemeterymLewmburg mend L Flack; two sons. William J Flack of Frankford and Steve A Flack of Charles Emmett Sampson Roanoke, Virginia: a daughter, Joyce While Sulphur Springs - Charles Hanna of Lynchburg, Virginia; a sister, Emmett Sampson died July 16 1990. ,:it Alton Spencer of Frankford: a brother, his residence He was the husba~d of Kelly Byers of Clintonvilte; five grand@HI EIvira Wilhelm Sampson dren. arld one great grandchild Mr Sampson was born in Rockbrldqc Services were at Jack K Wallace Fu County. January 11. 1908 a son ot [i~e neral Home m Lewisburg with Reverend late Charles Lafayette Sampson and Danny Coins officiating Burial was m Martha Ann Enick Sampson Greenbrier Memorial Gardens at Lewis- burg Rodney B. Foster Alderson ..... Rodney B Foster, 84, d~ed July 20, 1990, in a Fairlea hospital tel lowing a long dlness Born November 1, 1905 at Wolf Creek, he was the son of the late John Elbert Foster and Georgia Burdelte Foster Mr Foster was a prominent realtor in AI derson for many years, a member of the Alderson Masonic Lodge No. 70 of A F and AM, and a member of the Scottish Rites and Beni-Kadem Shrine in Char leston He was a 70-year member of the Modern Woodmen of America, a charter member of the Alderson Lions Club and a mernber of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Alderson He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Susan ToNey Foster; a brother, George Herman Foster and a s~ster, Pauline Foster Ellis Survivors include a niece, Betty Elhs Hunttmg of Richmond. Virginia and a nephew, George H Foster Jr of Gadsden, Alabama Services were at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Atderson with Dr. William C Taylor and Reverend Rick Curtis officiat ing Burial was m Gwlnn Memorial Cemetery at Alderson Masonic graves~de rites were conducted by Alderson Masonic Lodge No 70 A F and A M James Marshall Gillespie White Sulphur Springs James Marshall Gillesple 76, died July 21. 1990. m Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor. Virginia. after a long illness He was born ir'~ Bumsville and was a member of EmaHuel United Methodist Church. White Sulphur Springs. He was an employee of i t~e Greenbrier Hotel Surviving wife. Madaline, daughter Patty Henson of White Sulphur Springs sisters, Mary Blake of Canton. Ohio, Emma Singleton of Westun; three grand. children; four great grandchildren Service was at Emmanue! United Meth odist Church. with Reverend Graham Robertson officiating Burial was m Ma ptedale Cemetery. White Sulphm Springs Melvin D. O'Brien Ronceverte .... Melwn "Chick" D OBrien, 51, died July 16, t990 in Kings Daughter's Hospital in Staunton, Virginia, of a sudden illness Born June !5, 1939 in Ronceverte, he was the son Of Melvin O'Brien & Evelyn Ridgeway Andrews Mr O'Brien was owner operator of Au gusta Paving Company m Staunton, Vir- ginia and wasjt%.~lli~.b~ of the Roncew erte Lions Ctu ;:~ : He is survived by ~SOn, Davis Douglas O'Brien of Fredericksburg, Virginia; two brothers, Mike of Roncew;rte and Bill of Lewisburg and a si,~tar Mrs Mildred Neuner of Ronceverte He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilea and two brothers, Marvin and George Ambler Services were at Wallace & Wallace Fu- neral Home in Ronceverte. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Ronceverte, Visi. tation was at the funeral Home He was employed By W Va Pulp and Paper Co in the pump room until l~is re twement m 1972 He was a membur of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served as High Priest Other than his wife he is survived by five sons, Emmett Lyneil Sampson of West minister, California, Basil L Sampson and Wayne Sampson both of Covington. Virginia, R Darrell Sampson of Clifton Forge, Virginia, Gene S Sampson of Covington,Virginia, eight daughters. Mrs Floyd (Betty) Kelly of Clifton Forge Vir ginla, Mrs Andy (Barbara) Anderson of Winchester, Virginia, Mrs Glenn (Juanita) Musser of White Sulphur Springs. Mrs E C (Irene)Aynes of Covington. Vilgmla, Mrs Phyllis Booth and Mrs Ed (V!olet) Hayward both of Falrlax. Virginia. Mrs Ray (Ruby) Lockhart of Covington V~r gima. Mrs Richard (Shirley) Burdette of White Sulphur Springs, One brother, Lu ther Sampson of Covington. Virginia forty-two grandchildren and forty two greatgrandchildren He was preceded m death by his first wife, Gladys Ailstock Sampson, one son Billy Sampson two brothers and five sisters The funeral service was held in the chapel of the Loving Funeral Home with Bishop Billy L Webb officiating Inter ment followed in Alleghany Memorial Park Pallbearers were grandsons of the de ceased The family received friends at Loving Funural Home and at the residenc(; of Mr and Mrs Richard Burdette Florence Freeman Williams Alderson -- Florence Freeman Wd liams. 78, died July 19, in a Roanoke Virginia hospital, following a short illness BoiH March I 1912 at Aldeison, sh*: was ti~e daughte~ of th{ late Chadtun W arid Lucy Williarns Freeman Mrs Wilhams was a graduate of Bluefield State Teachers Cutlege with a bachelors dc~gree m musm, attended Howard Uni versity, California Berkley Copen State and Amencan University In Washington, D C, where she recuived her masters and had worked on her PhD in clinical psychology She was a membel of the Psi Chi Honor Society, the American University Chapter of Council for Exceptional Children. the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Foster Parents 'Through World Vision, Music Teachers National Society, the National Geographic Society and was a Smith- soman Associate Mrs Williams was a member and director of music at the Shiloh Baptist Church at Mattie E. Scott Ridqeway Lewisburg + + Mrs Maffie E Scott R~ge- way, 90, died July 17, t990 at a Lewis burg care center Born July 10, 1900, at Lewisburg, she was the daughter of the late William Tho- mas and Annabelle Stanley Scott Mrs Ridgeway was a membar of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker She was preceded in death by her hus band, James Ridgeway; two brothers, Sam and Howard Scott and two sisters, Mamie Kowalski and Ethel Davis. Survivors include a daughter, Ml~rguerite Scott of Lewisburg; two sisters. Lula Lawrence of Lewisburg and Ruth Scott of Caldwell; a brother, Hubert Scott of White Sulphur Springs: two grandchil- dren, and three great.grandchildren Services were at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Rever- end Dexter Taylor officiatiA, g: Burial was m Rosewood Cemete~ at Lewisburg Visitation was at the funeral home Kenneth J. Rutherford Lewtsburg -- Kenneth J II~utherford, 53, died July 21, 1990, in a Fairlea hos ~;tat, following a long illness, rn June 20, 1937, at Lewisburg, he was the son of Annie Quick Rutherford and the late Ira J Rutherford Mr Rutherford was a sheet metal worker Other survivors include two daughters, Sharon Rutherford of Fairtea and Bar bara Lynn Walker of Turkey; three broth- ers, Arden Rutherford of Ronceverte, JIM McCUTCHEON, Managing Agent FOR BROCHURES & INFORMATION CALL [ 645-3666 ] OR STOP BY 117 EAST WASHINGTON ST, SUITE 18 LEWISBURG, W,VA Aidurso~ and was c, mpIoyud for 18 yua~:. wqh the [?ep,~rtment of Human Servic(.~s H! VVi]silui!]tort ;IS ;~ tcaoh{)r with lh~; PH)S,(](~'nts CouF~cd irl Juv(Pnile Deim (]ut'ncy arid 18 yrars at the Pentagon vv ih ~u Adtc rant C,e]erai's ()ff~ce Dc [)aHn'a~nt Of Army ,,r~,, 9 A ,,~ br'b, Ciosng Bea M.trket Ver,:~Gs Welcome S5 ~ ~t Up hri~ & Orr prlcs ever. t :h~,~ ~sc tn,m hundreds ~,l nc~ &,{~,rat, ,r, ~,l, ,r,, r,kc a,t~,mL