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Obituaries

Sylvia Bond

Jul 24, 2006

Sylvia worked for her brother, Paul at the Lester Service Station for over 25 years. She was the last surviving member of the first graduating class of Trap Hill High School in 1931. She moved to Lester in 1926 and became a member of the Lester Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle Whiteneck and by...

Orville Williams

Jul 19, 2006

Mr. Williams attended Beckley College and studied civil engineering and was a machinist having retired from General Motors in 1978. He moved to Pocahontas County to pursue his love of the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. Mr. Williams went to Newfoundland for the past 15 years to hunt elk. He was a WW II Army veteran having served from 1941...

Doris Maynor

Jul 18, 2006

Doris was the daughter of the late Tracy L. and Grace Powell Maynor. She resided in Bekley all her life and was a school teacher having taught for 40 years. She received her B.S. degree from Concord College and did graduate work in social studies from West Virginia University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Beckley, the...

Alvin Chambers

Jul 14, 2006

After graduation from high school, Mr. Chambers entered Beckley College for 1 1/2 years. He later entered the military and served with the U.S. Army in Okinawa. He was a member of the Army Security Agency. After his military service, he entered Marshall College and graduated with a BA degree in 1959. He joined his father at Ashland Oil and...

Harold Lilly

Jul 9, 2006

Mr. Lilly was a retired conductor for CSX with over 43 years of service. He was a member of the Daniels Missionary Baptist Church where he was a former trustee, he was a member of American Legion Post 32 and V.F.W. Post 4469. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean Conflict and had been a lifetime resident of Raleigh...

Robert Alan Webb

Jul 4, 2006

Robert was a 1980 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He was owner/operator of R.A.W. Concrete Finishing, member of St. Francis deSales Catholic Church and Father John Halpin Council 5657 Knights of Columbus. Robert was a unique individual. Everyone that came in contact with him felt his kindness and helpfulness shining through. From his involvement in the church parish festival,...

Esta B. Rhodes

Jun 22, 2006

Mrs. Rhodes was a homemaker and attended the Crab Orchard Church of the Brethren. She had been a resident of MacArthur for 41 years and was preceded in death by her husband, Ott A. Rhodes.

Blanche E. Birchfield

Jun 16, 2006

Mrs. Birchfield was a graduate of Glen Burnie High School, Glen Burnie, Maryland and was raised in the Pasadena and Brooklyn Park, Maryland area. She married her husband John H. Birchfield on January 14, 1954 and John preceded her in death in 1996. She was also preceded in death by a son, Mark W. Birchfield in 2000.

Nora E. Gardetto

Jun 15, 2006

Mrs. Gardetto was a 1945 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. Former employee of E. M. Payne Company in Beckley and retired from the Business Office at Beckley Hospital after 17 years of service. Mrs. Gardetto was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and a member of the Ladies of St. Francis for many years. She was...

Margaret C. Phipps

Jun 11, 2006

Margaret was dedicated to her teaching, her pupils, her church, and her family. She was the first member of her family to graduate from college pursuing her degree from Marshall College by studying summers in Huntington, Universities of Colorado, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Virginia showing a great love of travel and study. Postgraduate she studied at Boston University. She applied and...

John Rogar

Jun 8, 2006

Mr. Rogar started his career with C&P Telephone in 1946 and retired after 36 years of service as a Line Foreman. He was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ where he also served as Deacon. He was also a member of the Men's Bible Class and for many years served as secretary of the class. Mr. Rogar...

Enrico V. Della Henry Mea

Jun 7, 2006

Mr. Della Mea made his own way in business by operating Sportsman Grill from1946-1958. He later opening Henry's Restaurant in 1959 which continued in operation until 1976. He was a member of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, VFW, DAV, and served with the US Army for 35 months

Patricia Reid

May 29, 2006

Mrs. Reid was a homemaker and had been a resident of Stevenson for the past two years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Alexander Reid in 1993 and by a sister, Doris Lee Redlinger.

Nancy Carol Stover

May 22, 2006

Nancy was a 1959 graduate of Trap Hill High School and a graduate of Concord College. She was a retired school teacher having taught first in Parkersburg for 15 years and then in Raleigh County schools until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of the Coal Marsh Baptist Church, the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, and the Deborah Rebekah...

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