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Webster Echo Newspaper, Webster County, Webster Springs,
WV - 13 September 2000- Page 3
Luther Carpenter of Little Birch died Sunday, 10 September 2000 in his
residence- He was 82 years of age.
He was born on 24 February 1918 in Erbacon, the son of the late Amos B.
Carpenter and Annie Holcomb Carpenter.
He was a carpenter by trade and a member of the Zion Pentecostal Church
in Little Birch.
He was survived by: wife, Celia Carpenter of Little Birch; brothers, Joe
Carpenter of Columbus, Ohio and Barrett Carpenter of west Lafayette,
Ohio. Sisters, Mary McCourt of Cowen, WV and Nannie Tharp of Morgantown.
step-sons, Otis Holcomb of Little Birch, Tilman Holcomb, Lake City,
Florida and Mitchell Holcomb of Waverly, Kansas. step-daughter Florabell
Flint of Little Birch; step-grandchild and three
Funeral services were held Wednesday, 13 September 2000 at 2:00 pm in
Adams Funeral Chapel in Cowen, WV with the Rev. Thomas Propst of Little
Birch. Burial was in the Salisbury Cemetery located on Spring Ridge Road
in Erbacon. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
ELSIE MARY BICKEL
Gassaway - Elsie Mary Bickel of Gassaway died Wednesday, September 6,
2000 in the Braxton County Memorial Hospital. She was 93 years of age -
was born on February 3, 1907 in Replete the daughter of the late Samuel & Della Jordan Life.
She was a homemaker, and attended the First United Methodist Church. She
formerly lived in Grafton, Craigsville, Buckhannon, Camden on Gauley and
Gormania. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband,
Revered Arnold Bickel.
She is survived by: son - Denzil Bickel of Gassaway; daughters- Macil
Lough of Rock Cave and Dacil Anderson of Gassaway: sisters - Fonda
Carpenter of Craigsville and Bernice Clark of Perry, Ohio; eight grandchildren,
eight great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 9, 2000 at 2:30 p.m. in
the Dodd & Reed Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Sam Nichols of Webster Springs officiating.
Burial was in the Black Chapel Cemetery in Camden on Gauley. Dodd & Reed
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
DAISY CHAPMAN DORSEY
South Charleston: Daisy Chapman Dorsey of South Charleston died
Thursday, 31 August 2000 in the Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was 96 years of age.
She was born on 03 February 1907 in Replete, WV the daughter of the late
Samuel and Della Jordan Life.
Daisy was a native of Webster Springs and received a bachelor's degree
and a master's degree in Botany from West Virginia University and did
graduate work at Cornell, the University of Chicago and the University of
Cincinnati. She taught Keyser,Williamson, South Charleston and Charleston
She was involved in writing the original charter of the state's Junior
Academy of Science, served as the sponsor of the South Charleston High
School branch and was a sponsor of the first science fair.
She received the 1959 West Virginia Sigma Psi Science Teacher of the year
award. She was the founder of Dorsey Tours and a member of the First
Presbyterian Church of Charleston.
Mrs. Dorsey is survived by : son, Milton Dorsey of Seattle, Washington.
A memorial service was held Thursday, 07 September 2000 at 3:30 in the
First Presbyterian Church in Charleston with the Rev. Doug Heidt
Barlow - Bonsall Funeral Home of Charleston was in charge of
arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to 4-H Camp Caesar
Scholarship Fund, 5 Post Office Box 428, Cowen, WV 26206.