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Miscellaneous Mercer County, West Virginia Obituaries

Submitted by Bobby B. Blevins

Saturday Morning, January 19, 1957, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, Mercer Co. WV

Funeral services for Elbert T. Lambert, 82, of Rocky Gap, Va. will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Rocky Gap Methodist Church with the Rev. R. E. Hamlin officiating.  Burial is in the Rocky Gap Cemetery.
Mr. Lambert 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 entire 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 will be removed from Dudley Memorial Mortuary today at 2 p.m. to the home where it will remain until one hour prior to funeral sevices.

Mrs. James Jackson, 86, died in a Saltville Hospital yesterday afternoon.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Wesley Allison and Mrs. H. P. Henderson, of  Saltville, Mrs. John Sullins, of Kingsport, Tenn., and Mrs. J. J. Meltz, of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sons, Joe Hendeson, of Princeton,W. Va., Charlie and Sam Jackson, both of Saltville; two sisters, Mrs. Simon Crewey, of Chilhowie, Va., Mrs. John Howell, of Saltville; four brothers, John Smith, of Chilhowie, Walter Smith and Clarence Smith, of Richmond, Va., and Lawrence Smith of Saltville; 22 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville.

Funeral services for James Glenn Brown, 59, of Steelsburg section of Cedar Bluff, Va., will be held from the Hurst Scott Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Dr. A. B. Willford in charge assisted by the Rev. Nelson Barker.
Interment will be in the Hankins Cemetery in Richlands.
He died in a Richlands hospital yesterday morning following an illness of several months.  He was born near Cedar Bluff, the son of the late Boss and Cynthia Whitt Brown.  He had been an employee of the Jewell Ridge Coal Company at Jewell Ridge prior to moving to his farm near Cedar Bluff where he had been a farmer for 20 years.
He was a member of Richlands Lodge Number 318, AF&AM, and was recently presented his 25-year-pin from the lodge.
Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Leora Ball; five sisters, Mrs. Gerogia Smith of Richlands, Mrs. Ora Whitt, of Caretta, W. Va., Mrs. Rosa Moore, of Grundy, Va., Mrs. Lula Altizer, of Squire, W. Va., and Mrs. Willie Horton of Cedar Bluff, Va.; two brothers, Sam and Robert of Richlands; one half-sister, Mrs.Essie Redmond, of Indiana; one half-brother, Thurmond Brown, of Bluefield, W. Va.; and one step-brother, Bordine Prater, of Orlando, Fl.
The Richlands Masonic Lodge will serve as active pallbearers and conduct graveside rites.
The body will remain at the Hurst Scott Funeral Home where friends may call after 1 p.m. today.

Felix Bailey Repass, Sr., 54, a crane operator for the Virginian Railway died at Memorial Hospital in Princeton yesterday morning from a heart attack he had suffered a week ago.
He was the son of the late Pinkard and Martha Bourne Repass and was born in Tazewell, Va., Aug. 23, 1902.
Survivors include his widow the former Vada Jackson, two daughters Mrs. Louis Pedneau, and Mrs. Imogene Hill; one son, Felix Bailey Repass, Jr., all of Princeton; a step daughter, Mrs. Christine Allen of Lindside; a step-son, W. J. Dillow, Peterstown, three brothers, W. R. Repass and B. Y. Repass, of Princeton and Frank Repass of Bluefield; anda half-brother, Geroge Gregory, of Gratton, Va.
The body will be removed from the Seaver Mortuary Chapel this afternoon to the residence where it will remain until 1 p.m. Sunday when it will be taken to the Melrose Chapel where services will be at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Bhon, officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Mack Belcher, C. R. Bailey, G. W. Linkenhoker, Frank Bowling, Dave French, Carl Wade.
Flowerbearers will be women of Melrose Chapel.

Last rites for Mrs. Lucy (Grandma) Haga Owens, 86, of Hiawatha who died Thursday night at the home of her son Floyd Haga, will be conducted today at 2 p.m. from the Bailey Funeral Chapel in Matoka with ther Rev. Lee Warden officiating.  Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery.  Mrs. Owens death was attributed to complications.
She was born Jan. 12, 1871 in Grayson County, Va., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Roberts.  She came to Hiawatha from Marion, Va.
Her only survivors are her son, Floyd of Hiawatha and 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for James Sheridan Thompson Jr., five-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson of Bluefield, will be conducted today at 2 p.m. from the Bratton Memorial Chapel of the Mercer Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Hager, of Richlands, Va.  Interment will follow in the Bailey Cemetery at Edison Hollow.
The child died Thursday afternoon at the home of his matenal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Hager of Route 1, Bluefield.  He was born in Bluefield on Sept. 15, 1951.  Also surviving are a brother and a sister and his maternal grandfathe, Rader Hager of Ada.
The body will remain at Mercer Funeral Home, where friends may call.

James Issac Sweeney, 33, of Mercer Street, Princeton, died yesterday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Hospital following a week’s illness.
He was a machinist for the Virginian Railway in Princeton and was a member of IAOF M, Local 53, and the Kee Street Methodist Church.  He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy.
He was born in Neponsit, Monroe County, a son of the late Oather and Lena Martin Sweeney.
Surviving is one daughter, Miss Jannett Iline Sweeney of Hot Springs, Ark., one sister, Miss Arline Sweeney of Princeton and Benjamin Sweeney of St. Albans.
The body is at the Memorial Funeral Directory where arrangements will be made.

Robert L. Callaway, 21, Crystal, Va., died yesterday at teh Veterans Hospital in Otten, N. C.
The body will be brought to the Cravens Funeral Home in Montcalm where arrangements will be made.


ACHACHUK, Oks, 68, of Jenkinjones, today at 2 p.m. from the Pocahontas Union Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Pocahontas Cemetery.

WINN, Homer Jr., of Richmond, Va., 1 p.m. today from the First Baptist Church at Narrows, Va.  Burial in the Birchland Burial Park at Pearisburg, Va.

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