Obituaries for Thursday, July 8, 1999
Virginia A. Barnard
Virginia Anne Barnard, 71, of Illinois Avenue, Nutter Fort, died Monday,
July 5, 1999, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born in Sutton on April 7, 1928, a daughter of the late Roy
C. and Lena Adaline Bennett Miller.
Surviving is her husband, Chesley "Chet" Barnard, whom she married
on July 29, 1950.
Also surviving are two daughters, Judith Anne Bennett, White Oak, and
Celeste Lynne Perri, Weston; one son, Chesley "Barney" Barnard Jr., Abingdon,
Va.; six grandchildren; three brothers, Don Bell, Clarksburg, Harold Miller,
Woodbridge, Va., and Hale Miller, Windham, Ohio.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Carl, Golden, Bob
and Calvin Miller.
Mrs. Barnard was formerly employed in the clerical department with
Eagle Convex Glass Co. and was a homemaker.
She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist
Church in Nutter Fort.
A service of remembrance will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the
First Baptist Church in Nutter Fort, with the Rev. Greg Blevins officiating.
Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Christine A. Bostick
GRAFTON -- Christine Ann Bostick, 64, of Sanders Street, Hope Mills, N.C.,
died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 31, 1934, in Grafton, a daughter of Alice Elizabeth
Bond Watson, Wisconsin, and the late Arthur Paul Watson.
Surviving are one son, Thomas Bostick, Hope Mills; two daughters, Virginia
Williams, Parkton, N.C., and Vanessa Bostick, Hope Mills; one stepdaughter,
Joan Hicks, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Nancy Williams, Plymouth,
and Melinda Randolph, Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, John Watson, New Market,
Va., and two grandchildren.
Ms. Bostick was a homemaker.
A private graveside service will be conducted at the Bluemont Cemetery.
Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, is in charge of the
Marilyn R. Elswick
GLENVILLE -- Marilyn Ruth Elswick, 31, of Youngstown, Ohio, died at 9:40
a.m. Monday, July 5, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 24, 1967, in Youngstown, a daughter of Naomi Ruth
Thompson Elswick, Youngstown, and the late Millard Hensley Elswick.
Also surviving are two brothers, Hensley Lee and David Elswick, both
of Seminole, Fla., and one sister, Glenda Darlene Elswick, Youngstown.
Miss Elswick had previously attended Leonard Kirtz School in Austintown,
Ohio, and the First Free Methodist Church in Canfield, Ohio.
Evelyn G. Hamby
BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Evelyn Gay Hamby, 89, a long-time resident of Parsons,
died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in a Banner Elk hospital following a brief
She was born May 8, 1910, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Henry
Reeves and Mable Bird Gay.
Her husband, William Stine Hamby, whom she married in 1937, preceded
her in death in 1984.
Surviving are two sons, William C. Hamby, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Harper
G. Hamby, Montrose; one daughter, Mary Hamby Shaffer, Charlotte, N.C.;
11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, George K. Gay and Henry
R. Gay II, and one sister, Mary Alice Robertson.
Mrs. Hamby taught mathematics and French during a 26-year career at
Parsons and Mountaineer High schools. She later served 13 years as a social
worker and job development coordinator with the West Virginia Department
of Public Welfare. At the time of her retirement in 1979, her territory
included Tucker, Randolph and Pocahontas counties. She taught French at
Buckhannon High School until 1937.
She was a graduate of Buckhannon High School and a 1932 graduate of
West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she earned an A.B. degree in French.
Mrs. Hamby moved to North Carolina in 1996 to be near her daughter.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Parsons, where
she was an elder and a deacon. She was a past worthy matron and past grand
officer of Parsons Chapter No. 91 of the Order of Eastern Star, a past
president of the Parsons Women's Club, a past president of the Central
District of the West Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, a member of
the American Association of University Women, and served several years
as a director of the North Central West Virginia Community Action Program.
James E. Huff
James Enoch Huff, 82, of Anmoore died at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999,
in Clarksburg Continuous Care Center following an extended illness.
He was born Dec. 31, 1916, in Jarvisville, a son of the late Enoch
Jackson and Elizabeth Ellen Longenette Huff.
His wife, Kathyrn Belle Morrison Huff, whom he married on Nov. 5, 1944,
preceded him in death on April 23, 1996.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry E. and Debbie Huff,
Stonewood, and James E. and Pat Huff, West Milford; one daughter, Mrs.
David (Londa) McVaney, Stonewood; four granddaughters; three stepgrandsons,
and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one stepson, Jack Morrison, and three
sisters, Artie, Millie and Lena.
Mr. Huff was Baptist.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, First
Armored Regiment, in North Africa.
Mr. Huff was a welder and machinist and retired from Lang Brothers
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main
St., from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. O.D. Harman conducting
the service. Entombment will follow in the Floral Hills Last Supper Mausoleum.
Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 573 and American Legion Post 13 Honor Guard.
Charles Delbert Loar
PHILIPPI -- Charles Delbert Loar, 98, of 624 Peidmont Street, Grafton,
died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Grafton City Hospital following an extended
He was born Aug. 13, 1900, in Moatsville, Barbour County, a son of
the late Abraham and Mary Stewart Loar.
Twice married, his first wife, the former Carrie Blanch Bolyard, preceded
him in death. His second wife, the former Dona V. Coffman, also preceded
him in death.
Surviving are three grandchildren, Pamela Douglas, Eddie Loar and Douglas
Loar, all of Haywood; one stepson, Doyne Runner, Belington; one brother-in-law,
Willis Coffman, Grafton, and several great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Warren Glenn Loar, and one
daughter, Lucille Loar.
Mr. Loar was a retired farmer.
He was a member of the Shiloh Church of the Brethren.
Thelma M. Mann
Thelma M. Street Mann, 91, of Danville, formerly of Clarksburg, died Tuesday,
July 6, 1999, in the Boone County Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born Sept. 12, 1905, a daughter of the late James and Damie
Her husband, Mack Ray Mann, preceded her in death in February 1974.
Surviving are one son, Russell Mann; one daughter, Ruth Crouser, Etna,
Pa.; two sisters, Mayola Cook, St. Charles, Ill., and Madeline Cook, Chicago,
Ill.; two nieces, Gladys Harrah, Crab Orchard, and Jean Cook, and one great-niece,
She was also preceded in death by one son, Mack Mann Jr.; two brothers,
Park and Bill Street, and one sister, Sybil Tilson.
Doris T. Mayle
GRAFTON -- Doris Parsons Thorn Mayle, 62, of Route 1, Thornton, died Tuesday,
July 6, 1999, in Grafton City Hospital.
She was born June 14, 1937, in Cecil, a daughter of the late Clyde
B. and Lottie M. Mayle Parsons.
Twice married, her first husband, Harry Homer Thorn, preceded her in
death on April 28, 1988. Her second husband, Bernard Mayle, also preceded
her in death.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Anna M. and Brad Barrett,
Route 1, Thornton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald M. and Bunny Thorn,
and Michael D. "Yogi" and Tina Thorn, all of Route 1, Thornton; four grandchildren,
Kelly and Steven Barrett, and Katrina and Courtney Thorn; four sisters,
Elizabeth Mayle, Grafton, formerly of Route 1, Knottsville, Rhoda Mayle,
North Benton, Ohio, Glenna Dalton, East Canton, Ohio, and Barbara Matthews,
Wheeling, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Launa Parsons and Lillian
Mayle, and one half-brother, John Parsons.
Mrs. Mayle was a member of the First Grace Brethren Church of Grafton.
She was a homemaker.
FLATWOODS -- Katherine McClain, 83, of Ireland died Monday, July 5, 1999,
at Braxton County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 2, 1915, in Erie, a daughter of the late John Fletcher
Wright and Etta May Ash Wright.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse McClain, on July 12,
Surviving are one daughter, Betty R. Dye, Glenville; one son, Destin
McClain, Mullica, N.J.; her caregiver, Carolyn Cunningham, Ireland; one
granddaughter, Darlene Hardman, Roanoke, and one great-granddaughter, Kimberly
Herron, North Carolina.
Victor M. Scott
BELINGTON -- Victor M. Scott, 46, a resident of Route 1, Box 143, Belington,
was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, from injuries sustained in
a logging accident while working near Weston.
He was born Aug. 11, 1952, in Tunnelton, a son of the late Robert Melvin
and Alice Arminta Cox Scott.
He was twice married, first in 1971 to Anna M. Scott, who survives,
and on Dec. 21, 1981, to Bessie Lee Summerfield Scott, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Anita Scott and Tracey Simmons, both
of Belington; four stepdaughters, Janie Muncy and Lisa Jeffers, both of
Salt Rock, Mary Merrit, Elkins, and Pam Silcox, Belington; five sisters,
Velma Johnson, Tunnelton, Myrtle Weidow and Bonnie Helmick, both of Sebring,
Ohio, Wilma Hupp, Canton, Ohio, and Dianne Phillips, Grafton; 13 grandchildren,
and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Victor M. Scott Jr.; three
brothers, Robert, Dale and Herbert Scott; one sister, Carolyn Bulatko,
and one grandson, David John Rosier.
Mr. Scott attended the schools of Barbour County, was an employee of
the Lawrence Logging Co. of Belington, and was Methodist.
Stella C. Slamick
FAIRMONT -- Stella C. Slamick, 80, of Fairmont died at 8: 10 a.m. Wednesday,
July 7, 1999, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Bridgeport.
She was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Valley Head, Randolph County, a daughter
of the late Charles Carter and Olive Rose Beal Wood.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Howard Mitchell,
Clarksburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Joseph and Joan Slamick,
Bridgeport, and James Edward and Lynne Slamick, Charleston; three brothers,
John Wood, Cleveland, Ohio, Paul Wood and Dale Wood, both of Fairmont;
two sisters, Mrs. Winnie Ward, Buckhannon, and Mrs. Birdie Workman, Fairmont;
two grandons, Joseph and Jeremy Slamick; six granddaughters, Paula Slamick-Foy,
Mary Slamick-Hall, Victoria Kesner, Peggy Fornash, Nancy Mitchell and Sara
Slamick, and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Robert J. Mitchell;
one brother, Howard, and four sisters, Leta, Georgia, Alta and Lena.
Mrs. Slamick was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court
Joan of Arc, No. 341, Fairmont, a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic
Church, and a former member of the St. Francis Cabrini Guild.
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