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October 18, 1990

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IOA The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, October 18, 1990 RubeIle Virginia Clark Lewisburg -- Memorial services and spreading of the ashes will bc Friday October 19 at 1 p.m. at the Craigic- lnglesidc Farm near Aldcrson with Reverend Fnmees Gwinn Voile (fill- elating. Arrangements wcrc made by [.obban Funeral tlonm ira Alderson. Mabel T. Brown Renick --Mrs Mabel T. Brown, 79, di(xt October 9, 1990, in a Fairlea care center, following a long illness. Born February 13, 1911, at Rcniek, she was the daughter of the late 1 lar- vcy and Mm-y Spcnce Scott. Mrs Brown was a member of the Renick Baptist Church and was re- tired from the Greenbricr County Board of F~tueation. She was prex'edcd In death by her husband, Prior Brown and a son, Jerry L. Brown. Survivors include three sons, James E. Brown of Alexandria, Virginia, and Joseph P. and John R. Brown, both of Staunton, Virginia; two sis- ters, Nina Boyee of Reniek and Vin- lta Morris of Ronecverte, and five grandchildren. Services were at Renick Baptist Chureh with Reverend Jim Anderson officiating, Burial was in Morningside Cctnetery at Renick. Visitation was at Jack K. Wallace Funeral llama in Ix'wisburg. Dora Mildred Bowman Roswell, New Mexico -- Mrs Dora Mildred Bown)an, 80, formerly of Bccklcy, died October 8, 1990, in a Roswell hospital, following a long ill- ness. Born October 23, 1910, at Grandview, she was the daughter of the late l~mc mad Bessie Gilkcson. Mrs Bowman was a member of the First Christian Church in Roswell and was a tormer member of the First Christian Church of Beckley, was a businesswoman ira Roswell with more than 50 years of service and was owner of Bowman Mag~Ane Agency with her husband, until his death, and afire his death she be- came owner of Bowmma Bookshop. She was preceded In death by her hush;rod, Lewis Bownmn; four sis- ters ~md two brothers. Survivors Include a daughter, Mrs Phil (Mildred} Corbett of Roswell; two brothers, Glen Gilkeson of Lewisburg and Bernard Gllkeson of Grandvlew; five sisters, Nell Anderson of Be~wer, Mary Meeker of Coolidge, Arizona, Toni Anderson of ~_.M~rook, Mary- hind, Doris Baldinell of Ruidoso, New Mexico and Louise Croucta of Beck- Icy; several nieces mM nephews; a gr,'mdson, l)an Corbctt of Fairfield, Connecticut and a granddaughter, Liz Dome of Albuquerque. New Max 1co. Services were at Rose and Quesen- berry Peace Chapel ira B~'ckley with Dr Ellis E. Conlcy officiating. Burial was ill Sunset Memorial Park in I~eeklcy, There was no visitation. Arrangements were made by Rose and Quesenbcrry Funeral l tome ill Beckley. In lieu of flowers, the family re- quested donations of sympathy be made to First Christian Chureh on Courthouse Square In Beckley. Mabel Grace Trainer Chestnut Neola- Mrs Mabel Grace Trainer Chestnut, 85, died October 12, 1990, at her home, following a long illness. Born July 15, 1905, at Trainer, she was the daughter of the late Albert Jehu and Erma Huzzard Trainer. Mrs Chestnut was a member of May Chapel at Neola. She was preccdtxt in death by her husband, Edward Joseph Chestnut in 1965. Survivors include five sons, William Chestnut of Staunton, Virginia, Larry Joseph, Grady Paul, and Ber- nard Chestnut, all of Ncola, and Franklin Chestnut of l lot Springs, Virginia; three daughters, Mary Grace Daniel of Salem, Virginia, Lucy Cummings of Irongate, Virginia and Erma Jean MeKinney of White Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Reba Kineaid of Nc~ola, and Maud Evmas of Edray; 18 grandchildren and six great -gnmdehild ren. Services were at Shanklin Funeral ltome Chapel in White Sulphur Springs with Reverends Garlin Groves and Lon Miller officiating. Burial was in the Chestnut family cemetery at IAttle Back Creek in Mountain Grove, Virginia. Herbert Thomas Compton, Jr Parma Heights, Ohio -- tlerbcrt Thomas Compton, Jr, 67, formerly of Union, dicxl October I I, 1990, in a Parma t leights hospital, followintt a long illness. Born April 24, 1923, at Sitrks Grove, hc was the son of the late 11. T. arm Carrie Bowycr Compton. Mr Compton was retired as a special detective from the General Motors Corporation and B&O I;fidtroad, was a World War I1 veteran arm a mem- ber of the Parma S