|Obituaries for June 4, 2002
PINE GROVE -- Terry L. "Abe" Kirk, 56, of Pine Grove, WV, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
He attended the Pine Grove Church of Christ. He was retired from McElroy Coal Mine, Moundsville, WV, and he was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Ray Kirk.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Linda Tracy Kirk. Terry is the son of Dick and Rose Brewer Kirk of Pine Grove. He has a brother Dick and his wife Bernadette of Pine Grove, WV.
Abe is also survived by his extended family members: Niece, Melissa and her husband Joey Scyoc and great-nephews, Rider and Bodie; nephew, Travis Kirk; nieces, Jessica Wright and Tera Greathouse; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Karen and Jerry Greathouse, Shawn and Jim Coen; Susie and Steve Grim; and mother-in-law, Virginia Tracy.
Friends will be received 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove, WV. Services will be held at the Pine Grove Church of Christ Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Pine Grove, WV.
Palmer Funeral Home.
GRAFTON -- Mark A. MacGill, age 60, of Route 3, Meadland Community, Bridgeport, West Virginia, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2002, at his residence, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, on March 7, 1942, and was the son of the late Carl B. MacGill and Helen Virginia (Yost) MacGill.
Surviving is his wife, Linda Kay (Jackson) MacGill, whom he married on May 24, 1962; two daughters, Kimberly Ellen Bays and husband Jim Bays of Bridgeport, WV, and Pamela Kay White of Bridgeport, WV, and her fiance, Donald Broughman of Hampton, Virginia; five granddaughters, Ashley R. Bays, Shannon R. Bays and Savanna R. Bays, Victora J. White and Chelsee S. White; one sister, Robin Kay McClung of Clinton, Pa.; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. MacGill was preceded in death by one son, Mark Adam MacGill II, and by one sister, Carolyn Abersold.
Mr. MacGill was the former owner of the L&M Video in Bridgeport, WV, for 10 years and was last employed as a lead driver for Mountain State Auto Auction in Shinnston for three years, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and was a Protestant by faith.
The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton on Tuesday, June 4, 2002, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 5, from noon until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, Pastor Bradley Bennett officiating.
Interment: West Virginia National Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites being accorded by the VFW Memorial City Post 3081, American Legion Taylor County Post 12 and the D.A.V. Chapter 24 of Grafton.
Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Inc.
CHARLESTON -- Wendell Simpson Moore, 83, departed this life on June 1, 2002. He was born May 11, 1919, in Gilmer County, West Virginia, and was the son of the late William Howard and Hallie Moore. His brother, Wallace Moore, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Moore proudly served his country in the European theater during World War II and was a retired colonel in the West Virginia National Guard. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering of Mines from West Virginia University.
While attending West Virginia University, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, social fraternity; Tau Beta Pi, engineering scholastic honor; Mountain; Sigma Gamma Epsilon, mining honorary; Kappa Mu Alpha, engineering honorary, Scabbard and Blade, military honor.
Mr. Moore retired from Columbian Carbon Company and Cities Service Company after having held management positions in Charleston, WV, Wichita, KS, and Denver, CO.
He joined McJunkin Corporation in Charleston and retired from there as Vice-President, Energy. He continued to work for McJunkin as a consultant. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Charleston; American Petroleum Institute; Registered Engineer -- WV, KY, KS; Past President and Past Member of Board-Charleston and Kanawha Valley YMCA; Independent Oil & Gas Association of WV; SPE of AIME.
Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Bullard Moore; son Roderick B. Moore and his wife, Linda of Cedar Bluff, VA; son Brenton B. Moore and his wife, Cheryl, of Houston, TX; daughter Mary Wendell Horne of Charleston; grandchildren Ryan B. Moore and Zachary W. Moore of Virginia; Travers Mahan and Gentry P. Moore of Texas; and Nathan S. Horne and Kelsey C. Horne of Charleston. A brother, Dr. Willard Moore of Arlington, VA, and many nieces and nephews also survive him.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Charleston or Kanawha Hospice Care.
Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.
MANNINGTON -- Jessie J. "Junior" Rice, 82, of Joetown, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the residence of his daughter in Joetown, following an extended illness. He was born March 4, 1920, at Joetown, a son of the late Jess W. Rice and Reva J. Humphrey.
Mr. Rice retired from Shinnston Appliance and attended the Joetown United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Warren Lee & Mary Jo Rice, Elkhart, IN; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Freda A. Jerry Nolen, SR, Elkhart, IN, and Martha Stull, with whom he made his home; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Daniel Rice, Stockton, CA, Kenneth Rice, Peora; 4 sisters, Marie Boggess, Warren, OH, Cathleen Carroll, FL, Doris May Drummond, FL, JoAnn Monmirth, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Louise Crouser Rice, on September 30, 1988; a daughter, Margaret Marie Rice; 1 brother; 1 sister; and 2 grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Dent-Hutson Funeral Home, 500 E. Main St., Mannington, from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, with the Rev. Aulbert "Pete" Roberts and Pastor Chad Hutson officiating.
Interment will be in the Elizabeth Mason Memorial Cemetery at Joetown. Dent-Hutson Funeral Home.