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Bess C. Burr, 92, 9, 1990 in a Marlin- illness. 18, 1987. at Edray, daughter of the late Criser. ! a homemaker, a mem- Star and of the in death by her Burr; two sisters one nephew and VanReenen Funeral with Reverend officiating. Burial View Cemetery at W. Fain, 65, died 1990, at a Charleston long illness. in South Char- the son of the late I Ivy Kessler Fain. from the U. S. Years o.f service. his wife, Helen tL daughter, Mrs Re- of Charleston; ~, Harold Fain of Quln- Fain of St. Albans, Fain of Newport News, sisters, Georgia F. and Sarah Woltz and three grand- were at Wallace Chapel at Sam that in lieu of flow- sympathy be made Masonic Lodge No. were made by J, E. ttome in Char- Griffith Claude Philip "Cla" died September 12, VA Medical Center of Yawkey, Lincoln Air Force veteran Department of Hu- Wife, Jackle Robinson Mike of Beckley, Time- Jason of Charlotte, daughters, Linda North Care- of Cross Lanes; Kincaid of Hampton, Kincaid at home; Cindy Nottingham of Kineaid of Fayettev- Griffith of Alder- at Dodd-Payne-Hess Fayetteville, with Blankenship was in Resflawn Victor. Visitation me. Adam Jesse Hall FLIzlea --Adam Jesse Hall, 86, of Webster Springs (Webster County), died September 8, 1990, at Humana- Greenbrier Valley Hospital in Fairlea following a long illness. Born August 16, 1904 at Diana, he was the eldest .son of Albert Jackson Hall and Salina Catherine (Clutter) Hall. Mr Hall was a retired farmer and businessman of Webster Springs. He was the acknowledged checkers champion of the county and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon}. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dessie Mahala (Miller) Hall; a son, Nathaniel, and his second wife, Nellie Grey (Gregory) Hall; four sis- ters, Mary Lynch, Martha Green, Cenia Fayne Terry and Effie Perkins. He is survlw:d by two sons, Delbert James, Clay, Arizona and Jesse Franklin of White Sulphur Springs; one daughter, Rosaline Weaver of Sparks, Nevada; a brother, Isaac Willard Hall of Webster Springs; I0 grandchildren and 12 great-grand- children, Funeral services were held Septem- ber 12 at Dodd-Reed Funeral Home and Chapel in Webster Springs. Graveside services were held at Big Run Cemetery near Diana. Dewey M. Hedrick Renlck- Dewey M. Hed'rtck, 81, died September 2, 1990 as the result of a ear crash. Mr Hedrlek was a mechanic and a member of the Seneca Trail Chris- tian Bible Club and a member of the Enon Baptist Chumh. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elva Wheeling Hedrick, a daughter, Dorothy Johnson and a grandson, Lyndon Johnson. Survivors include a son, John Hedrick of Felton, Pennsylvania; three daughters, GIadys Paulin of Renick, Helen Rineholt of Windsor, Pennsylvania and Linda Gascon of Delta, Pennsylvania; four brothers, Truman Hedrick of Rupert, Cecil Hedrtck of Delta, Elbert Hedrick of Twin Falls and Listen Hedrick of Clarkston, Washington; two sisters, Maggie Cox of Ogden, Utah and Zelva Mitchell of Cheney, Washing- ton; 11 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. Graveslde services were at Mt. Ver- non Cemetery at Frankford with Rcw- erend Jim Anderson officiating. Visitation was at Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Dorothy Hedrick Johnson Renick -- Dorothy Hedrlek Johnson, 50, died September 2, 1990 as the result of a ear crash. Mrs Johnson was a registered nurse and a nursing supervisor for the for- mer Denmar Hospital. She was a member of En~ Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a son, Lyndon "Tiger" Johnson and step- mother, Judy Collins Hedrlck. Survivors include three sons, Gary Johnson, Jr of Glen Burnie, Mary- land, Daniel Johnson of Renick and David lledrick of Felton, Pennsylva- nia; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Johnson of Lewisburg; a brother, John Hcdrlck of Felton; three sisters, Gladys Paulin of Renick, llelen Rineholt of Windsor, Pennsylvania and Linda Gascon of Delta, Pennsyl- vania and four grandchildren. Graveside services were at Mt. Ver- non Cemetery on Germany Road in Frankford with Reverend Jim Ander- son officiating. Visitation was at Jack K. Wallace Funeral I lome in Lewisburg. Joan Cotter Kane Durbin -- Mrs Joan Couer Kane, 64, was dead on arrival September 13, 1990, at Elkins hospital, following a short illness. Born March 28, 1926, at Durbln, she was the daughter of the late }larry ,and Alice Goodsell Couer. Mrs Kane was a member of the Durbin United Methodist Church, the Choir, and the Eastern Star. She was in partnership with her husband, Marlinton Cable and the I)MC Company and Kane's TV, both in Durbin. Survivors include her husband, Wil- liam (Red) Kane; two daughters, Jeanne Roth of Glen Burnie, Mary- land and Lort Ann McClung of Lewis- burg; a son, Mark A. Kane of Durbin; a sister, Abigale Fultz of Marlinton, and six grandchildren. Arrangements were made by Wallace and Wallace Funeral ltome in Ar- bovale. Samuel Kenneth McQuain Dupont City -- Samuel Kenneth McQuain, 71, died September 17, 1990, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness. He was a retired operator for Du- Pont, Belle, a 39-year resident of Belle and a Baptist. Surviving: wife, Norma; son, Richard Kenneth of Hawaii, stepson, Robert Kirk of Belie; daughters Diana Mad- erakis of Tampa, Florida, Susan Brown of Palm Bay, Florida; step- daughter, Kathie Ernest of Mel- bourne, Florida; brothers, Roscoe and Patrick, both of Rainelle, Guy of Miami, Earl of San Diego, Mike of Madison; sisters, Thelma Black of South Charleston, Patricla Cordial of Alderson, Shirley Bower of Fort At- kinson, Wisconsin, Gall Hanshew and Betty Dillon of Baltimore, Char- lotte Finnigan of New Jersey; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Arrangements were made by Fidler- Frame Funeral Home, Belle. Bernice Edith Weeks Alderson -- Mrs Bernice Edith Weeks, 87, died September 16, t990, in a Fairlea hospital, following a long illness. Born December 31, 1902, in Phila- delphia, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late George and Sarah Jane (Sadie) Phillips Mays and was raised by her grandparents, the late George and Margaret Phillips. Mrs Weeks was a retired nurse and a member of the Alderson Presbyterian Church. She was preecded in death by her husband, Joseph Glenn Weeks in 1963 and a grandson, R. Stephen llousby in 1989. Survivors include three daughters, Wanda W. Phillips of Richmond, In- diana, Doris H. Perry and Joyce W. Housby, both of Alderson; two sons, Robert J. Weeks of Yale, Oklahoma and Jack G. Weeks of Fairlea; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchil- dren, and one great-great-grandson. Services were at Lobban Funeral florae Chapel in Alderson with Rev- erend Rick Curtis officiating. Burial was in Fletcher Cemetery at Alder- SOD, Visitation was at the funeral home. Mac Florence Lester Welch White Sulphur Springs -- Mrs Mac Florence Lestcr Welch, 62, died Sep- tember 12, 1990, in a Fairlea hospi- tal, following a long illness. Born September 29, 1927, in Bath County, Virginia, she was the daugh- ter of the late tienry and Irene Mines Lester. Mrs Welch was a member of the Eden United Methodist Chun'h at Hot Springs, Virginia and the White Sulphur Springs VFW Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard M. Welch in 1978: a son, Wayne Welch in 1967 and a daughter, Brenda Moats in 1987. Survivors include seven daughters, Annette Myers and Sandra Welch, both of White Sulphur Springs, Sue Jackson of Williamsburg, Kentucky, Bobbie Phillips and Paula Linsey, both of Hot Springs, Rhonda Judy of Porter, Indiana and Shannon Pullins of Virginia Beach, Virginia; a brother, Edward Lcstcr of Bowie, Maryland; a sister, June Johnson of }tot Springs; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. "l~'l~'l~'l~'l~n~'~ervices were at Shanklin Funeral Home Chapel in White Sulphur Springs with Reverend Ray Propps officiating. Interment will follow at the Union Chapel Cemetery in Car- loover, Virginia. Visitation was at the Funeral Home. Nannie Mac Dameron Wilson Crows, Virginia -- Mrs Nannic Mac Dameron Wilson, 86, died September 12, 1990 at a Clifton Forge care cen- ter. Born August 12, 1904, in Allcghany County, Virginia, she was the daugh- ter of the late Joseph and Jane Saw- yer Dameron. Mrs Wilson was a member of the Pal- estine Chapel Presbyterian Church in Alleghany County. She was preceded in death by h~ The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, September 20, 1990 9A husband, Robert Marion Wilson in 1957; six brothers and sisters. Survivors include a son, Fred M. (Red) Wilson of Alderson; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchil- dren; three great-great-grandchil- dren, and a sister, Mac Dameron of Route 2, Covington, Virginia. Services were at the Palestine Pres- byterian Church in Allcghany County with Reverend James A. Rohne officiating. Burial was in Pal- estine Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was at Arritt Funeral l lome in Covington, Virginia. Viola H. Meek Symrna, Delaware -- Mrs Viola If. Meek, 88, died September 11, 1990, at a Delaware hospital following a long illness. Mrs Meek was born July 22, 1902 at Thomas, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Meek. Mrs Meek and her husband were owners and operators of the Howard Meek Buick Company in Lewisburg. She was Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, former BPW club member, former member of the Old Stone Church and member of the Le- wisburg Legion Auxiliary. The body was cremated and the re- mains were returned to Ccnterville, Indiana for burial. Information was submitted by Wal- lace and Wallace of I~wisburg. Ival Green Myers Lewisburg -- Mrs Ival Green Myers, 79, formerly of Madison and Char- lesion, died September 9, 1990 ai her home, following a long illness. Born September I, 191 I, at I~cine, she was the daughter of the late John W. and }lettie Workman Green. Mrs Myers was a member of the Madison United Methodist Church and was secretary treasurer of the Eagle Coal and Dock Company. She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Myers; a sister, Nina Gertrude Green and two hroth- ors, John Green Jr and Paul Green. Survivors include three sisters, Pearl G. L~w of Charleston, Reba G. flare- mock of Clendcnin mad Martha G. Ilurst of New Orleans, Louisiana, and a brother Victor N. Green el Charleston. Services were at Johnson and Johnson Funeral Home in Char- Frances Plumley Bennett. Mrs Richmond spent most of her Ilk' in Summers County. She was preceded in death by her husband Percy Richmond. Survivors include two daughters, Louise Kelly of Kensington, Maryland and Wanda Smith of Norfolk, Vir- ginia; three sisters, Norma Graham of Rupert, Vcrna Adkins and l lattlc Sears, both of I linton and five grapd- children. Arrangements were made by Ronald Meadows I,'uneral llomc in l linton. Annie B. Riddle Ronceverte -- Mrs Annie B. Riddle, i00, of Ronccvcrte, died September 2, 1990, in Grecnbrlcr Manor, Fairlea, after a long illness. She was a member of First BapUst Church, Ronceverte and a lifelong resident of Ronccverte. Surviving: sister, Gertrude Jackson of ltuntington; several nieces and nephews. Services were at First Baptist Church, Roncevcrte, with Reverend Wade Hosea officiating. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery, Ronccvcrte. Visita- tion was at Wallace-Wallace l"uneral Home, Ronccvcrte. June Kirby Spell Port St. Lucie, Florida -- Mrs June Kirby Spell, 55, formerly of Fort Spring, died September 15, 1990. at Martin Memorial ltospital, Gcnson Beach, Florida, following a short ill- ness. Mrs Spell, daughter of Mrs Wanda McCraw Kirby of Gap Mills and the late John A. Kirby, was born July 31, 1935 in Monroe County. She was a member of the Unity Church at Ft. Pierce, Florida, a mem- ber of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 7 at Ft. Pierce, Florida and was a bookkeeper at the ,~mtheast- crn Printing Company of Stuart, Florida for the past 24 years Survivors include two daughters, Kay Weeks of Gcnson Beach, Horida, and Robin Mincar of Palm City, l:lor- ida; one brother, Joe Kirby of Stuart, Florida; four sisters, Mary Nunncly of Statcsville, North Carolina, Ruth Tanor of Roanoke, Virginia, Nancy Thompson of Union and Jimmy Grimm of Stuart, Florida; five grand- children The ~dy is at McCraw F'uncral I tome txmdtng arrangements. leston with Reverend Maynard Boone Memorial Park at Madison. Visitation was at Johnson and Johnson Funeral Home in Char- leston. It was requestc~l that donations ol sympathy be made to CMAC Foun- dation. Arrangements were made by Wallace and Wallace Funeral tlome in Lewis- Dona P. Richmond Rupert -- Mrs Dona Pearl Richmond, 69, formerly of I Iinton, died September 15, 1990 in a Fairlca hospital following a long illness. Born September 12, 1921, in Sum- mcrs County, she was the daughter of the late Meredith Price and I-Iaitie I ,r Fighting for Jobs Every day, Jay works to [)ring jobs to our state and pushes k)r tOtlgh trade laws. Fighting for Seniors tx,n( .lltS. ~" "t r In Congress, Jay protects 5k)cial securl N and Medicare " " Fighting for Health Care Jay is pushing for affordable hoaith care and long-term care for those wh() l ce(t il. Fighting for Our Children Thanks to Jay, West Virginia schools got over s8 million for (trt lg ( (|licnlioli Join his fight for West Virginia and his re-election campaign! J \ \ \ i- ~.//,~.;/~/~ ,,I//,,. :,6.,.,.,,+,;,- 7,;/h.,/. /,;;,,,.,.z v . .,; /\ulhorJz(~(i rind I)oid I()r l)v t:rk~r~( t.~ o! .'-k.i|nlt)t H(wkch-J]t'r