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Sunday Morning, January 20, 1957, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Deaths and Funerals, Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia

Gus Eugene Manning, Jr. 33, a resident of Route 1, Cedar Bluff, Va. died yesterday morning in a Richlands hospital following a heart attack suffered earlier at his home.
He was born in Atlanta, Ga. a son of Gus E. and Grace Tanner Manning.  He was educated in the Atlanta schools and followed teh vocation of steam fitting.  He was a World War II veteran having served 10 years with the U.S. Navy, nine years of overseas duty.  He was employeed by the Nello Teer Construction Company of Durham, N. C. and had just returned from Iceland after eight months.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Lela Hoops, his parents of Columbus, O., one son, John Eugene Manning and one daughter, Karen Ann Manning, both of Richlands; six brothers, Charles G. of McCaney, Tex., Thomas E. of Youngstown, O., Robert of Cleveland, O., and Ronnie, Billy and Terry, all of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Gilbert Greene and Miss Donna Manning both of Columbus, O.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  The body is at Farmers Funeral Home in Richlands.
Mrs. Mabel Burks, 70, wife of E. E. Burks, former resident of Bluefiled, died Friday after an illness of one year in the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.
Mr. Burks was a retired employee of the N&W Railway in Bluefield and they had made their home in Beckley since his retirement.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Bluefield and was born in Norwood, Va.
Survivors include the husband, Edward E. Burks; three brothers, F. N. Bolton, of *North Augusta, N. C*., J. W. Bolton, of Bragg City, Mo., A. E. Bolson, of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Merle Saunders, of Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Mrs. Winnie Akers, of Falls Church, Va.; a son, Sidney M. Burks, of El Cino, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Penn, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. K. A. Atkinson, of Beckley; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at Webb and Quesenberry Funeral Chapter in  Beckley at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow with the Rev. James W. Witherspoon in charge.  Body will remain at the funeral home until time of services.
Burial will be in Monte Vista cemetery in Princeton.
*The paper says North Augusta N. C., but the only North Augusta I know of is in S. C.*

J. M. Blankenship, 74, of Athens, died last night at 8:15 o’clock at Memorial Hospital in Princeton where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
He was a reitred employee of the E. C. Minter Coal Co. at Wyco, but had retired 10 years ago and had lived in Athens since that time.
Born in 1883 at Princeton, he was twice married and his first wife preceeded him in death several years ago.  His second marriage was in 1935 to Mrs. Betty Keatly, who survives.
Other survivors include two sons, William, of New Jersey, and Ray of Detroit, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Roy Miller and Mrs.Sam Alvis, and Mrs. Jerry Blankenship, all of Athens, and Mrs. Norman Thomason, of Princeton; four step-daughters, Mrs. Garland Francis, of Charlton Heights, Mrs. Robert Patteson, Narrows, Va., Mrs. Wirt Shumate, Pearisburg, Va., and Mrs. Emory Hypes, Pineville; two step-sons, Rufus H. and James K. Riddle, of Toledo, Ohio.
The body is at Bailey Funeral Home in Princeton where funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Funeral services for Elbert T. Lambert, 82, of Rocky Gap, Va. will be held today at 2 p.m. from the Rocky Gap Methodist with the Rev. R. E. Hamlin officiating.  Burial will follow in the Rocky Gap Cemetery.
Mr. Lambet died Thursday afternoon enroute to a Bluefield hospital.  He was born Oct. 26, 1875 the son of the late Alec A. and Liza Warner Lambert and had lived his enire life in Bland County.  He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora C. Lambert and a daughter Mrs. W. E. Burton of Clarksburg; two half-brothers, McKinley and Vance Lambert both of Narrows, Va. and two half-sisters, Mrs. W. D. Walmsley of Pearisburg and Mrs. Sidney Tickle of Wytheville, Va.
The body was removed to the residence yesterday at 2 p.m. from Dudley Memorial Mortuary in Bluefield, Va., and will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be John Lambert, Palmer Carrol, Raymond Stowers, Victor Gilley, Pete Sands, Gene Davis, Fred Simpkins and J. C. Tuggle.  Neighbors and other friends will serve as flower bearers.

Funeral services for James I. Sweeney, 33, of Princeton, who died Friday in a Princeton Hospital will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Kee St. Methodist Church in Princeton with Dr. R. S. McClung and the pastor, the Rev. Richard L. Crickard. in charge.
Pallbearers will be C. J. Oxley, W. E. Pedneau, S. D. White, R. B. Thompson, C. L. Peterson, C. J. Hylton.  Honorary pallbearers will be employes of the Virginian Railway in Princeton.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Princeton.

Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth Whitaker, 84, who died Friday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Cora Couch at Isom, will be held today at 10 a.m. from the Little Hope Church at Isom with the Revs. Ted Swindell, Noah Deel and Lloyd Phitts officiating.  Burial is in the Addinton Cemetery at Elmira, Wise County.
Survivors include two brothers, W. P. Whitaker of Isom and Rush Whitaker o f Wise, Va., one sister, Mrs. Frankie Mullins of Stephens, W. Va. and several nieces and nephews.
Colley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Matthew Harvey, about 73, retired businessmen of Boissevain, Va., died suddenly early last night in teh store of Henry Morris in Boissevain.
Body is at Pocahonas Union Funeral Home pending arrangements.

THOMPSON, Joe C., 32 Big Rock, Va., 11 a.m. today, Church of Christ, Mouthcard, Ky.  Interment in the Flannary Cemetery, Mouthcard.
BROWN, James G., 59 of Cedar Bluff, Va., 2 p.m. today, Hurst-Scoot Funeral Chapel, Richlands, Va. Interment in Hankins Cemetery, Richlands.
REPASS, Felix B. Sr., 54, of Princeton, 2 p.m. today, Melrose Chapel.  Interment in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery.
JACKSON, Mrs. James, of Saltville, funeral 2 p.m. today at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Jack Woody and Rev. G. N. Perkins in charge.  Interment in family cemetery.

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