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Brenda Hopkins, 56, formerly of Bluefield, died Thursday, Oct. 7, at Tazewell, Va. Arrangements are incomplete at McConnell's Funeral Home, Bluefield.

Iro Vecellio, 86, of Keystone, died Thursday, Oct. 7, at St. Lukes Hopsital, Bluefield. Arrangements are incomplete at Bennett-Widener Funeral Home, Northfork.

John Walter Patterson
NORTHFORK - Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at 7 p.m. at home John Walter Patterson made an eternal trip to heaven. 
Born in Worth (Indian Ridge), he was the oldest child of the late Walter Patterson and Mattie Edwards Patterson. He was united in marriage to the late Alphonse Anthony in 1948. He was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Robert, Rufus, George Patterson; and one sister Lucy Patterson Bonds. He attended elementary and high schools in the Northfork district. He was converted and baptized under the leadership of the late Rev. J. W. Coger, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Arlington, West Virginia. He later join the Mount Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Algoma, under the leadership of Rev. Crockett. He was a member of the Deacon Board, Sunday school, and the church finance committee. He served his country in World War II being discharged with honors. He belonged to the American Legion (Kimball Division), M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.Y. Inc. of WV, IBEOP Elk's Lodge of WV, and the UMWA of America. He served as Boy Scout Master of the Northfork Chapter. He was an avid sportsman, who loved to fish and hunt. Most of all he loved to travel.
He leaves to rejoice in his memory two sisters, Mae Alice Lee of Norristown, Pa. and Betty P. Stiger of Washington, D.C.; one son, Bobby Patterson of Texas, one special niece, Torosa P. Stewart of Princeton; one uncle, J. C. Edwards and wife Pearl of Penhook, Va; one sister-in- law, Virginia Patterson of Rocky Mount Va; wonderful caregivers, Gerald Diggs, Dennis Robertson, Ronald Dotson, Earl Hale; Edward Stewart; and host of nieces, nephews, and friends. 
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, from the Mount Ebemezer Missionary Baptist Church of Algoma, with the Rev. Samuel Cannady officiating. Burial will follow in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens on Littlesburg Road.
Friends may at the church from 6 to 8 pm today and one hour prior to services on Saturday.
Richardson Funeral Home Keystone, is in charge of arrangements. 

Gladys Elizabeth Holiway
PRINCETON - Gladys Elizabeth Holiway, 75, of the Princeton Towers, Princeton, formerly of Switchback, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at a Princeton hospital.
Born July 8, 1924, at Switchback, she was a daughter of the late George and Rose Thomas Hollway. She had been a resident of Princeton, for 2 months and was of the Protestant faith. She was employed during World War II in the shipyards in Wilmington, Del., and was also employed at an aircraft factory in Indianapolis, Ind. She retired from the McDowell County Board of Education as a cook at Switchback Elementary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, James T. Holiway; three brothers, Julian, Russell and Cecil Holiway; and sisters, Clare and Evelyn Holiway and Lucille Lovell.
Survivors include one brother, Jack F. Holiway of Baltimore, Md.; one granddaughter, Rebecca Booker of Bluefield; one great grandson, Dustin Booker of Bluefield; one step-granddaughter, Tammy Cordle of Montcalm; one step-grandson, Jamie Price of Montcalm; one aunt, Ruby Bales of Abbs Valley, Va. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel, Bluewell. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Va., where friends and family will serve as pallbearers. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. 

Frank Mosolgo
ABINGDON, Va. - Frank Mosolgo, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at his home in Abingdon. 
Born in Trenton, N.J., he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Uri Mosolgo. He grew up and received his education in Hungary. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a retired from Island Creek Coal Company, 1983 as Division Maintenance Superintendant after 45 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Maleen Barrett Mosolgo of Abingdon; sons, John Mosolgo, Lexington, Ky., Gerald Mosolgo, Cedar Bluff, Va., and Robert Mosolgo of Charlottesville, Va.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Farris Funeral Chapel, Abingdon, with Rev. William Leuzinger officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Abingdon Presbyterian Church, 18438 Lee Hwy. Abingdon, VA 24210.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m.

Robert B. Pruett
GREENSBORO, Md. - Robert B. Pruett of Greensboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at his home of cancer. He was 72 years old.
Born in Sayersville, Va., he was the son of the late Earl McMinn Pearson Pruitt and Amerlia Ann Zarilda Shrader Pruett. He worked for Electrical Engineer Industry, Washington, D.C. For many years he worked for Gale Electric in Denton, Md. until 1974, in 1976, he went to work, for General Foods, Dover, Del., until retiring in 1988. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, B. Elinor Pruett, died Sept. 20, 1977; and one daughter, Donna Smith, died March 2, 1996. 
Survivors include one son, Robert J. Pruett of Greensboro; two daughters. Jeannie Ober of Greensboro, and Carol Clendaniel of Denton; three brothers, Harold Pruett of Gainesville, Fla. Kent Pruett of Rich Creek, Va., and Rev. Dale Pruett of Dover, Del.; four grandsons; and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 South Second Street, Denton, where friends may call one hour before the service. Burial will follow at Denton Cemetery, Denton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Caroline Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629.

Hugh Douglas Barrett
HONAKER, Va. - Mr. Hugh Douglas Barrett, 84, of Honaker, passed away Thursday, October 7, 1999, at his home.
Born Dec. 27, 1914, at Honaker, he was a son of the late John and Mertie Duff Barrett. A lifelong resident of the Honaker area, he was of the Christian faith and was a retired time clerk, for VDOT with 27 years of service. He had formerly served as a member of the Russell County Board of Supervisors and the Russell County School Board. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Barrett and Guy Barrett.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Taylor Barrett of the home; two daughters, Nita Ratliff and husband Ira of Oakwood, Va., and Bettye Fields and husband Russell of Meadowview, Va.; two sons, John Barrett and wife Becky of Lebanon, Va., and David Barrett and wife Betty of Honaker; three granddaughters, Ronna Ratliff, Jeannie Ferguson and Kelli Fields; five grandsons, Rocky Ratliff, Kevin Barrett, Jason Fields, Davy Barrett and Christopher Barrett; great-granddaughter, Amanda Ferguson; six great-grandsons, Brandon Ratliff, Travis Ratliff, Phillip Ferguson, Ryan Ferguson, Kyle Barrett and Joshua Barrett; one step grandson, Tony Street; two step-great-grandchildren, Derek Street and Cassie Street; three nieces, Brenda Barrett, Drema Barrett and Cookie Barrett; and one adopted granddaughter, Chrissy Hess. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Larry Massie officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill, Va. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Former School Board Members will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday.

Lena Irene Osborne
CEDAR BLUFF, Va. - Mrs. Lena Irene Osborne, 68, of Cedar Bluff, Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at a Grundy, Va., hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Beechfork, she was a daughter of the late James Edward and Ollie Asbury Johnson. She was a lifelong resident of the Cedar Bluff area and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Cummings Osborne; and one brother, Bobby Jean Johnson.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sharon Ramey of Missouri; three sisters, Oma Keene of Richlands, Va., Betty Wingo of Cedar Bluff, Va., and Elizabeth Hill of North Tazewell, Va.; five brothers, Raymond Johnson of Cedar Bluff, David Johnson and Jackie Johnson, both of Frenchburg, Ky., Lewis Johnson of Kentucky, and Carl Joe Johnson of Cedar Bluff; and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home Chapel, Richlands, Va., with Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Entombment at Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Claypool Hill, Va. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday.

A.B. Snider
WILLISTON, S.C. - A.B. Snider, 87, of Williston, S.C., formerly of Speedway, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, in Willistown.
Born July 26, 1912, in Speedway, he was a son of the late David "Dave" and Victoria Shorter Snider. He was farmer and heavy equipment operator .
Survivors include his wife, Margie Cole Snider of Williston; two sons, James A. Snider of Barnwell, S.C., and Dairl Snider of Williston; six grandchildren, Trina Turner, Scott Snider, Lisa Stanford, Terri Griffith, Gary Snider and Tracy Snider; 10 great-grandchildren; five nieces; three nephews; and numerous grand nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdon Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Bowling Street, Princeton. 
Information submitted by Seaver Funeral Home, Princeton.

James Wesley Farmer, 77, of P.O. Box 242, Bramwell, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Craven-Shires Funeral Home, Bluewell.

Pauline Withers of New York City, N.Y., formerly of Bluefield, died Nov. 3 in New York after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 10, from the Greater Central Baptist Church in New York. Riverton Funeral Home at 131 West 135th St. New York, N.Y. 10030 is in charge of arrangements. She is the sister of William Hale.

Beatrice Smith, 80, of Bluefield died Sunday in a Bastian, Va., nursing home. Arrangements are incomplete at Richardson Funeral Home, Bluefield. 

Dorothy L. Buchanan Liss, 88, of 27 Renova St., Bramwell, died on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 at her residence following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Craven-Shires Funeral home in Bluewell. 

Janet Bourne, 53, of 3003 Melbrook Dr., Bluefield, died Sunday, Nov. 7, in a Bluefield hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Mercer Funeral Home.

Lillian Leffew Simons
LEXINGTON, N.C. - Lillian Leffew Simons, 74, of Lexington, formerly of Bradshaw, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Tazewell Community Hospital.
Born April 21, 1925 in Haysi, Va., she was the daughter of the late Dave and Elizabeth Puckett Adkins. She was a former employee of L&R Discount and Ben Franklin, both of Bradshaw.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Taylor Leffew; her second husband, Russell Simons; two sisters, Glenna Davis Taylor and Ann May; and one brother, Oscar Adkins.
She is survived by four daughters, Linda Leffew Hammond of Tazewell, Kathy Leffew McGuire of Mt. Holly, N.C., Elizabeth Leffew Steele of Sanford, N.C., and Jana Leffew Perdue of Lexington; one son, Larry Michael Leffew of Hanover; three sisters, Navalee Dell and Bonnie Wallace, both of Haysi, Va., and Stella Sutherland of Interlachen, Fla.; two brothers, Clarence Adkins of Clinchco, Va., and David Adkins of Detroit, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at noon from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Iaeger with the Rev. Don Waddell officiating. Burial will follow in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday. 

Daniel Roy Farley
PIPESTEM - Daniel Roy Farley, 73, of P.O. Box 3, Pipestem, formerly of Charleston, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in a Princeton hospital.
Born Aug. 11, 1926, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Nathan Jelinco and Mabel Hudnall Farley. He was a petroleum engineer and petroleum consultant. He was a former member of the Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charleston. He was a graduate of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Nelson "Jigg" Haynes Farley. Survivors include one brother, Samuel Farley of Mashfee, Mass.
The body has been cremated and there will be no visitation or service. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park Cemetery in Charleston at a later date. George W. Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.

Lula Mae 'Tootie' Thomas
GLEN LYN, Va. - Lula Mae "Tootie" Thomas, 77, of Glen Lyn (Lurich Community), died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1999, in Princeton Community Hospital.
She was born in Mercer County on Jan. 20, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Chelsie Hampton and Pansy Leora Perdue Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Artemas Thomas, a sister, Claudia Davis Riley, and a brother, Edward Davis. She was a graduate of Glen Lyn High School where she was valedictorian of her class. She was a member of the Glen Lyn Church of Christ where she was a Sunday school teacher. 
She is survived by a son and his wife, Donald and Maxine Thomas of Peterstown, and a daughter, Sue Thomas Meadows, of Lurich, a special sister-in-law, Doris W. Davis, of Lurich, and two special grandchildren, Cody and Jessica Meadows, of Lurich.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Church of Christ at Glen Lyn with ministers Mike Lynn and Jim Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg, Va. Friends may call at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows Monday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Graynell Smith Clemins
NORTHFORK - Gaynell Smith Clemins, 73, of McDowell (Northfork), died Saturday morning at Welch Emergency Hospital after a long illness.
Born May 16, 1926 at War, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Dixie Dash Smith. She was a member of the Old Fashion Full Gospel Church, Northfork, a homemaker and resident of McDowell County most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Beaty Clemins, on Nov. 27, 1983, one son, Roger Clemins, on May 30, 1998, and one daughter, Betty Mitchem, on Nov. 6, 1993.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Burks and husband Paul of Martinsville, Va., Norma Clemins of Cleveland, Ohio, Kizzy Clemins of Welch, and Devin Clemins of Welch; two sons, Orving Clemins and wife Diane of Charlottesville, Va., and Charles Clemins of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Charles Smith of War and Orving Smith of Orlando, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at noon at Bennett-Widener Funeral Home Chapel in Northfork with the Rev. Harold Simpson and the Rev. Shirley Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at Norwood Cemetery in Kimball. Friends may call Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service. Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers. 

Mrs. Kathleen Clara Robertson
LONG POLE - Mrs. Kathleen Clara Robertson, 70, of Long Pole entered her eternal life of glory on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Nora Lester Collins, and two brothers, McKinley and French Collins.
She celebrated her life with her husband of 53 years, Edward Robertson; four daughters, Marshall (Brenda) Justice of Ira Township, Mich., Jerry (Sharon) Ray of Long Pole, James (Sherry) Green of Port Orchard, Wash., and Samuel (Lisa) Payne of Jolo; one son, Eddie and wife Donna Robertson, of Long Pole; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mabel Williams, Peggy Sewell and Patsy Scott, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; and four brothers, Mack Collins of Bainbridge, Ind., McGinis and Bennie Collins of Brownsburg, Ind., and Calloway Collins of Indianapolis.
Friends may call at Iaeger Church of God after 6 p.m. Monday.
The funeral service will be conducted at noon Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Donald Felts and speaker Don Morgan officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Lambert, Dale Horn, Tim Newbury, Eddie Justice, Eddie Robertson and Marlin Prater. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathon Payne, Arron Green, Brandon Hunter, Jacob Hunter, Kristopher Payne, and B J. McIntrye.
Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger is in charge of arrangements. 

Jerry James Ratliff
DAVENPORT, Va. -- Jerry James Ratliff, 60, of Davenport, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, at his home.
Born Oct. 29, 1939 in Grundy, Va., he was a son of Ora Ratliff of Little Prater, Va., and the late Ben Dillard Ratliff. He was a founding member of the Cumberland Mountain Boys and a member of the Road to Glory gospel group. He attended Tiller Town Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Timmy Lenza Barton Jr. 
Survivors also include his wife, Janet Blankenship Ratliff of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Marty (Tammy) Stiltner and Mrs. Tim (Robin) Barton, both of Davenport, Mrs. Steve (Renea) Walls of Manassas, Va., and Margaret (Kathy) Ratliff of the home; one son, Jason Dillard Ratliff of the home; one sister, Mrs. Victor (Mabel) Mullins of Slate Creek, Va.; three brothers, Harold Shortridge of Grundy, Wesley Ratliff of Little Prater, and Randy Ratliff of Bland, Va.; two grandsons, James Taylor Walls of Manassas, and Jerry Robyn Barton of Davenport; four step-grandchildren, Stevie Walls, Abbie Walls, and Nick Walls, all of Manassas, and Derek Barton of Davenport.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kyle Ratliff and the Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Hibbitts Cemetery, Grundy.
Pallbearers will be Michael Blankenship, Kevin Blankenship, Ray Boyd, Jimmie Horn, Lewis Stiltner, Bernard Stiltner, Herman Bostic, and Victor Breeding. Honorary pallbearers will be the Cumberland Mountain Boys, Jerry Runyons, Ralph Stanley, Dr. Clinton Sutherland, and Dr. Robert Blanton.
Friends may call at the funeral home any time prior to the funeral hour.

Mrs. Eva Randy Boyd
RED ASH, Va. -- Mrs. Eva Randy Boyd, 93, of Red Ash, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in a Richlands, Va., hospital following a long illness.
A lifelong resident of Tazewell County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mollie Simmons Smith. She was a member of the Macedonia Regular Primitive Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Boyd, a son, Darius Boyd, and a daughter, Novella Boyd, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family in her generation. 
She is survived by one daughter, Josephine Church of Red Ash; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Macedonia Regular Primitive Baptist Church on Red Root Ridge with Elders Robert Whitt and James E. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Simmons Cemetery on Red Root Ridge near Raven, Va. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the church after 6 p.m. Monday; services will be at 7 p.m.
Singleton Funeral Service, Cedar Bluff, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Laura Ann Lockhart Walls
RODERFIELD -- On November 6, 1999, at 9:30 p.m., God sent His angels to escort Mrs. Laura Ann Lockhart Walls, 95, of Roderfield, into the portals of Heaven to be with her beloved Jesus. 
Born April 11, 1904, in Baileysville, she was the daughter of Lorenzo Dow Lockhart and Cora Lee Miller Lockhart. She had lived in the same house since March 1935. She was the oldest living member of the Roderfield Methodist Church. She loved sitting on the front porch with family and friends, making quilts and crocheting afghans for her family, flowers in her yard, vacation trips each summer with son Bob, and attending her church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Walls; one son, Ralph E. Walls of Williamstown; one daughter, Wanda Walls Moses of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, Billy Moses of Tampa, Fla., and Anthony Lamar "Tony" Canup II of Cleveland, Ga.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Walls Hanshaw and husband Melvin of Big Sandy, and Linda Walls Canup and husband Lamar of Cleveland, Ga.; four sons, James B. Walls and wife Gay of Max Meadows, Va., Frank M. Walls and wife Clara of Princeton, John E. Walls of Bluewell and Robert D. Walls of Roderfield, who lived with her and cared for her since 1969 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one half brother, Bob Lockhart of Welch; and one half sister, Thelma "Peepsie" Taylor of Fincastle, Va. 
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Gerald Roberts at noon Tuesday in the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Welch with burial to follow at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery in Roderfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Carl C. Witt
NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. -- Carl C. Witt, 75, of North Tazewell, died Saturday, November 6, 1999, at Tazewell Community Hospital. 
Born November 24, 1923, at Maxwell, Va., he was a son of the late William Samuel and Blanche Hankins Witt. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Barns-Beavers VFW Post 7136 of Tazewell. He retired from the town of Tazewell Maintenance Department.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Louise Witt; stepdaughter, Helen Murdock of Tazewell; two stepsons, Archie Helmandollar of Bland, Va., and James Helmandollar of Pounding Mill, Va.; one sister, Virginia Dereng of Only, Va.; eight step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, three nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Leon Yost officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell. Pallbearers will be James Cruey Jr., Ray Rice, Lawrence Sheppard, Larry Witt, Archie Helmandollar and James Murdock. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of Barns-Beavers VFW Post 7136.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Don Baker
NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. -- James Don Baker, 57, of Route 4, North Tazewell, died Saturday, November 6, 1999, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. 
Born December 26, 1941, at Filbert, he was a son of the late James H. and Mary C. Jones Baker. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Faye Dillon and Ruth Sturgill, and two brothers, Edison Baker and Velt Baker.
Survivors include his wife, Clara A. Baker; two sons, Burley Baker and wife Patty, and Wayne Baker and wife Melissa, all of North Tazewell; one sister, Carol Bowman of Horsepen, Va.; three brothers, Van Baker of War, Earl Baker and Larry Baker, both of Horsepen; three grandchildren, Danny Baker, Randy Baker and Tammy Baker, all of North Tazewell; special friends, Bonnie Hagy, Stella Neal and Webb Dunford.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell, with Charlie Marrs Jr., Arnold Marrs and Don Cruey officiating. Burial will follow at Big Creek Cemetery, Big Creek Hollow, McDowell County. Pallbearers will be Alfred Bowman, John Mabry, Ronnie Hayes, Clyde Null and other friends of the family.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Vernie E. Pine
ATHENS -- Vernie E. Pine, 96, of Athens died early Saturday morning, Nov. 6, 1999, at the Maples Retirement Center in Bluefield.
She was born July 23, 1903 at Pettry, and was the daughter of the late James Roland and Polly White Pine. She was a graduate of Elgood High School, a lifelong resident of Mercer County, a homemaker and a farmer. For many years, she was a member of the Pettry Church of Christ and was now a member of the Athens Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by all her adult family. Those to precede her were her sisters Ella, Ora, Laura, Ida, Ruth and Geneva and brothers Paul, Perry and Oscar. 
Survivors include: niece, Sandra Eades of Island Creek; grand-niece, Geraldine Owens of Abingdon, Va.; two grand nephews, William "Bill" Bohon of Hampton, Va. and Charles "Chuck" Bohon of Oakwood, Va.; and her friend and caregiver for many years, Wanda Gum of Athens.
Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday from the Burns Wornal Chapel, Memorial Funeral Directory, Athens Road, Princeton, with Gary Lamie Officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Family Cemetery, Pettry-Elgood Road near Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of services. 

Mrs. Mary Lou Wimmer
DENTON, N.C. -- Mrs. Mary Lou Wimmer, 76, of 5111 Branchview Way, Denton, formerly of Pea Patch, Va., died Saturday, November 6, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Denton following a lengthy illness.
Born in Pan, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late George and Lilly Bell Keen Goodman, both Buchanan County natives. She had made her home in the Jewell Ridge and Pea Patch areas her entire life and was a member of the Shelter Freewill Baptist Church at Whitewood, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Wimmer; one daughter, Janet Charlene Wimmer; and two brothers, Peerless and James Goodman.
Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Columbus (Bonnie) Baker Jr. of Denton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Margy Wimmer of Oak Creek, Wis., Kenneth and Carol Wimmer of Jewell Ridge, and Darrell and Theresa Wimmer of Oak Creek; four sisters, Mrs. Joe (Corby) Wimmer of Abingdon, Va., Mrs. Pearlie Sutherland of Talmadge, Ohio, Mrs. Pinkie White of Richlands, Va., and Mrs. Burb (Thelma) Vance of Swords Creek, Va.; three brothers, George Goodman Jr. of Talmadge, Roland Goodman of Abingdon and Harold Goodman of Pounding Mill, Va.; mother-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Wimmer of Pea Patch; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel, Richlands, with Rev. Jimmy Cole, Rev. Earl Cole and Rev. Columbus Baker Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Pea Patch. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the funeral home today after 6 p.m.

Theodore H. 'Bill' Hazzard
KIMBALL -- Funeral services will be conducted at noon Tuesday for Theodore H. "Bill" Hazzard, 68, of Kimball who died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999 in the Beckley Veterans Hospital.
Elder Ueal Foddrell will officiate at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Maitland, assisted by the Revs. Timothy Carper, Larry Hairston and George Masterson. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Bluewell.
Born April 2, 1931 in Abingdon, Va., he was a son of Mrs. Susie M. Clark of Kimball and the late Theodore R. Hazzard. He was a resident of Kimball for the past 20 years. After moving from Chicago, Ill., and also residing in Bluefield. He was a graduate of Kimball High School class of 1951 and attended U.H. Prunty Vocational School. He was a U.S. Army veterans of the Korean War, and a member of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired coal miner of Cannelton Industries in Superior, having worked as both a fire and production boss. He was a member of UMWA Local 6029. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kevin T (Kee-Kee) Hazzard.
Survivors also include four brothers, Samuel C. Hazzard, Sr. and wife, Ardelia; Jerry Hazzard and wife, Nadine; Jeff Hazzard and Victor J.R. Hazzard, all of Kimball; two sisters, Mrs. John (Bertha M. Hazzard) Wade and Ms. Ethel J. "Jo Jo" (Hazzard) Easley, both of Kimball; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Friends may call Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the church. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.
Page Funeral Home of Welch is in charge of arrangements.


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