Miscellaneous Greenbrier County, West Virginia Obituaries


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Feb. 1, 1936 Greenbrier Independent
The many friends in Greenbrier and Monroe counties were saddened by the
death of Mr. Akin William Smith, who peacefully entered into that eternal
beyond early Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, 1936, at his home near Ronceverte.
Mr. Smith fell on Sunday afternoon before his death, and broke his leg just
below the hip. This dreadful shock was too much for his frail body to
withstand, and he gradually grew weaker until the end came. He was
the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Virginia Jones Smith, and was
born near Alleghany Station, Va., on June 2, 1853. At an early age he moved
with his parent to Sinks Grove, and has resided near this community ever
since. On October 16, 1879 he was married to Miss Lillian Leota Fox, who
preceded him to the grave 44 years ago. On October 11, 1899, he was unit-
ed in marriage to Miss Maude Lee Haymond, who survives him, together
with the following children: Clyde, Hubert and Luther Smith, all of Dillon,
Montana; Mrs. Leila Weikle, of Missoula, Montana; Haymond Smith,
of Logan; Eldridge Smith, of Ronceverte, and Mrs. Lillian Utterback, at
home. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren.  Mr. Smith was a kindly,
hospitable, neighborly man, respected and esteemed by all who knew him.
He had a remarkable memory and was an interesting and entertaining com-
panion and conversationalist.  He was much interested in the government of
his country and kept remarkably well-posted on the national affairs.  He
served three terms as member of the Board of Education of Irish Corner
district. He was fair and honorable in all of his dealings in the school affairs,
of his district, and did much to bring about consolidation and improvement
in all the schools. Mr. Smith was a faithful, consistent Christian and a life-
long member of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church at Sinks Grove. The
funeral services were held at his, church on last Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock, conducted by his pastor. Rev. W. A. Benfield, after which his mortal
remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

Mrs. Amanda Agnes HARRAH, Victor, died Saturday in an Oak Hill hospital
after a short illness.
Born May 12, 1884 in Greenbrier County, she was a daughter of the late
Marion and Amanda Agnes FORREN.  She was a member of the Mt. Airy Methodist
Church at Victor.
Surviving are three sons, Harold, Victor; Everett, Ansted and Delta,
Fayetteville; two daughters, Mrs. Fornia WOOD and Mrs. Helen LANE, both of
Victor; a step-daughter, Mrs. Dollie HOKE, beckley; two brothers, Joe
FORREN, Brookville, Ohio and Frank FORREN, Victor; two sisters, Dr. Mellie
D. FORD, Lewisburg and Mrs. Betty STEPHENS, Hinton; 12 grandchildren and 3
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Mt. Airy
Methodist Church with the Rev. Wesley Pennington, Nallen and the Rev. Carl
Chamman, Hico, in charge.  Burial will be in the Ballard Harrah Family
Cemetery at Victory.
The body will be taken from the Dodd-Payne Funeral Home in Fayetteville to
the residence at 5 p.m. Monday and will be placed in the church one hour
before the service.
[Source: Newspaper clipping, publisher unknown.  I have Amanda's death date
as 7 Sep 1963.]

Greenbrier Independent, Lewisburg, W. Va., Friday, August 18, 1933
Flory Thomas RICHARDSON died of heart failure at his home near Smoot
on August 4, 1933, aged 61 years 7 months and 17 days.  Deceased was
a son of the late James C. and Mary FARREN RICHARDSON, and was born
and lived all of his life in the vicinity of Smoot, and as he never
married he made his home with his parents and after their death with
his brother, C. H. RICHARDSON, at the old homestead.  Having been
reared by Christian parents he early in life united with the
Missionary Baptist Church and ever since lived a true Christian life,
ever ready to aid in the work of the church and help the poor and needy.
He was very kind, quiet, unassuming and loved by all who knew him,
and will be greatly missed in the home, in the church and in the
He leaves to mourn their loss Edward E., Caperton C., and Miss Maggie
RICHARDSON of Smoot, and Mrs. Lee HEDRICK of Clintonville, besides a
host of other relatives and friends.  His father and mother and four
brothers, John, James, W. Frank and Rufus (an infant) preceded him
to the grave.
Funeral services were held at the home on Sunday morning, conducted
by Elder A. M. FRANTZ, assited by Rev. PUGH, in the presence of a
large congregation, after which his remains were laid to rest in
the family cemetery by the side of his brother, W. F. RICHARDSON,
to silently sleep until the great resurrection morning.  X.X.X.

Greenbrier Independent, Lewisburg, W. Va., Friday, August 18, 1933
Charles SHUE, a man aged about 60 years who was working on the
farm of Sam COFFMAN in Rich Hollow, dropped dead in the barnyard
at the COFFMAN farm on Wednesday morning about 10 o'clock.  He
had ben [sic] under the care of Dr. Lemon for heart trouble and
Justice A. W. Kirkpatrick, who was notified, did not think an
inquest necessary.  SHUE is survived by several children, one
of whom, Mrs. CROWDER, is in Ronceverte hospital recovering
from an operation.

F. M. REED of Second Creek, Monroe county, died of apoplexy
on Friday last, aged 60 years.  He was stricken the day
before his death.  His wife, a son and two daughters survive

Mrs. Donna Jane SMITH died at Grand Rapids on Monday,
aged 63 years.  She was a former resident of Alderson
and was a daughter of the late Lewis and Margaret LIVELY.
The remains will be buried in New Hope church cemetery
in Summers county.

We wish to extend our thanks to our neighbors and friends
for their assistance and sympathy in the death of our
beloved brother, F. T. RICHARDSON.
His Brothers and Sister.

Mrs. Malinda Jane HUMPHREYS, widow of W. C. HUMPHREYS, died at
Union on Wednesday afternoon last, aged 84 years.  She was a
native of Monroe county. Following the election of her son, R. M.
HUMPHREYS, to the office of clerk of the circuit court in 1920,
she moved to Union with him and had since resided there.

W. F. ROLLINS died in a Charleston hospital on Saturday, aged 55
years.  Mr. ROLLINS was formerly located at Logan.  He was the
proprietor of the Ferry Branch Cash grocery.  He is survived by
his widow and two daughters.  A sister, Mrs. J. V. CAVENDER,
lives at Gap Mills, Monroe county.

Miss Elizabeth CREWS died on Monday morning in her home on
Kanawha-Two-Mile creek in Kanawha county, aged 72 years.  She
was born at Alderson on January 7, 1861, and was the daughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. W. CREWS, who lived many years on

Lelia, wife of Harry TOLLIVER, well-known colored resident of
Lewisburg, died yesterday afternoon in Ronceverte hospital,
where she underwent an operation some days ago.  She was a
daughter of Jennie MORRIS, well-known colored resident of

Lelia TOLIVER, colored, daughter of "Aunt" Jennie MORRIS,
and wife of Harry TOLIVER, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 10,
1933, in the Ronceverte hospital.  She was born in Pocahontas
county on Oct. 18, 1892, and was graduated from the Bluefield
State Teachers college, and for a number of years taught in
the Lewisburg colored junior high school.  She was an active
member of the colored Methodist church of Lewisburg.

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