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J. Ike Brown

1941

Both the Charleston Gazette and the Beckley Register Herald published the death of Ike. No Services are scheduled and the body was creamated.

Further details when available

Joseph Harris Morton

1951

Amy McGovern 410-552-5213 has informed the Association of Joe's passing. No detail available at this time, but hopefully an obituary will be available in the near future.

Anthony Samuel Georgiana

1951

Anthony Samuel “Tony” Georgiana Jr., 80, of Carmel , NY formerly of Indiana, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Born in Uniontown on May 28, 1934, he was the third son of Janie (Casio) Geogiana and Anthony Samuel Georgiana Sr.
Tony had a strong business sense, with an extensive knowledge of the produce industry. He owned and operated The Hitching Post Farm Market in Indiana for many years, and was an admired and respected businessman. However, his true passion was for his family.
Tony was loved by many. He was an extremely devoted husband, father and grandfather. To his wife, he was lovingly known as Sonny; his children, Dad; and his grandchildren, Poppy.
He is survived by his sons Kevin, of Indiana; Paul (Donna) of Austell, GA; David (Meg) of Kennett Square; and Anthony III (Mary) of Carmel; the following grandchildren: Jennifer, Brittany, Breanne, Jason, Jacqueline, David, Michael, Shalonda, Amanda, Kevin Jr., Katie and Mitchell; and the following great-grandchildren: Anthony, Quentan, Kayla, Aubrey, Dylan, Beckett, Avery, Nicholas, Christian, Jacob, Zachary, Miranda, Taylor, Kayley and Addilyn.
Tony was preceded in death by his grandson, Dustin Georgiana: his wife, Pearl (Sloboda) Georgiana; and brothers Samuel C. Georgina and Joseph F. Georgiana.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. Thursday at the Rairigh-Brence Funeral Home Inc. of Indiana. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment will be made at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.rbfh.net
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President Bill Isbister notes "no one could play taps like Tony---you knew immediately when he was the one assigned".

Samuel Wagoner

1950

Sam's family has notified the Association of his death. No details are available at this time.

Samuel Dunlap Brady III

1950

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Samuel Dunlap Brady III passed away July 8, 2014, at Summersville Regional Medical Center after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born June 12, 1931, in Morgantown. He was the son of the late Margaret Vaughan Brady and Samuel Dunlap Brady Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 59 Years, Blanch Bergdoll Brady; four children, Margaret Alice LeRose (Tim) of Summersville, Samuel D. Brady IV (Brenda Sparks) of Sugar Land, Texas, Ann Marie Bishop (Greg) of Hampstead, N.C., and Vaughan Lee Adkins (Todd) of Lexington, Ky.; and his sister, Clarissa Mahin (Phil) of Summersville. He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret "Peggy" Cline, who was married to Jack, of Summersville.

The Brady family is grateful to his caregiver for the last three-and-a-half years, Rodney Woods.

Sam had 11 grandchildren, Kristina Elkins (Terry) of Charleston, Maria Herndon (William) of Lexington, Ky., Timothy LeRose II (Ashley Woods) of Summersville, Samuel Brady V of Houston, Texas, Mark Brady of San Marcus, Texas, Matthew Brady of Sugar Land, Texas, Sarah Cole (Aaron) of Sugar Land, Texas, Mason Bishop of Morgantown, Andrew Bishop of Hampstead, N.C., and Evan and Nathan Adkins, both of Lexington, Ky. He also had four great-grandchildren, Addison and Benjamin Elkins, Timothy LeRose III and Elijah Cole.

Sam graduated from Greenbrier Military School and West Virginia University, where he received a degree in mining engineering. While at West Virginia University he was active in campus activities. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, ROTC, the rifle team and lettered in track for five years, running the high hurdles. After graduation he served as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. He was in charge of setting up the first maintenance shop for guided missiles, for which he received a letter of commendation.

Sam was part owner and president of Margaret Peerless and Brady Cline Coal Companies. Upon retirement he opened the Friendly Computer Store in Summersville. He served as advisor for Community Trust Bank for many years. In the 1970s he coached the Summersville Little Bear football team. He was also a member of the Summersville Lions Club. Sam was a charter member of Summersville Presbyterian Church, for which he was clerk of the session for many years.

While Sam had an incredible journey in this life on earth, those who knew him were struck most not by all of his accomplishments, but by his being a gentleman first and last in all aspects and a brilliant man who never lost sight of his God, wife and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Summersville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 930, Summersville, WV 26651.

Visitation with family and friends will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 11, at White Funeral Home, Summersville. The funeral will be officiated by the Rev. Greg Kupar at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Summersville Presbyterian Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com.

Tom Haggin

1962

Thompson Briggs Haggin, 70, passed away July 4, 2014. Tom was born September 25, 1943, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY, to Lewis K. Haggin, a local horse trainer and farmer, and Charlotte B. (Haggin) Johnson.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Peggy Ann Haggin; son Thompson Briggs Haggin, Jr. (31); brother, John Haggin of Lexington; twin sister Artemisia Anderson and younger sister Julia (Haggin) Bonkowski, both of Michigan.

Tom graduated from Greenbrier Military School in 1962 and was drafted into the military while attending the University of Kentucky. He served in the Marine Corps for 12 years where he achieved the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Tom was a Drill Instructor at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. He loved to share with family and friends the stories of his time as a drill instructor. Tom later owned and operated Track Services, Inc. for 39 years, a company that provides computerized timing equipment for the auto racing industry. Tom was very privileged to be employed in a business he loved. Four years ago, Tom accepted the amazing grace of Jesus Christ and was baptized at Southland Christian Church.

Visitation will be at Milward Funeral Directors, 159 North Broadway in Lexington from 5-8 pm Tuesday. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11 am at Church of the Savior, 1301 Brannon Road in Nicholasville with the burial to follow at Lexington Cemetery. Tom loved music.

Contributions to K-Love 95.3 FM can be made in honor of Tom in lieu of flowers

Samuel Stanley Combs

1956

Samuel Stanley Combs ‘56
Stan “Epa” Combs, 78, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Wake Med Cary Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
Stan was born in Charleston, WV to the late Samuel Morris Combs and Freda Maynard Combs.
He attended his beloved Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV. He was a 1956 graduate of GMS and was the Battalion Commander, the highest ranking student in the Cadet Corps. Stan then attended The Citadel of Charleston, SC. He married Betty Jean Olearcyzk of Charleston, SV.
Stan was employed with North Carolina National Bank and later retired from Lowe’s Home Improvement Store.
He was a member of the Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association. He served in the Rotary Club and was named a Paul Harris Fellow.
Stan was a caring friend and a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by his two daughters, Dedriah Combs Simpson of Cary, NC and Kevine Michelle Phelan and husband Bryan of Holly Springs, NC; his son, Samuel Martin Combs of Greenville, NC; grandchildren, Eryn Simpson and Patrick and Christopher Phelan; and his sisters, Mary Lou Stockard and husband, Bill, of Nashville, TN, and Suzanne Pyle of Madison, WI.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Calvary Methodist Church in Lewisburg. The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care given by Rex Healthcare, Rex Home Services, Uni Health Post-Acute Care, and Raleigh and Wake Med Cary Hospital.
A special word of thanks goes to the support and care given by Peggy Scott, RN, who was always there for our dd. He called her “His Angel”.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the GMS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 922, Lewisburg, WV 24901-0922, or to the Calvary Methodist Church in Lewisburg, WV.
Condolences may be made to www.montlawn.com.
Montlawn Funeral Home , 2911 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC, is in charge of arrangements

Louis E. Longanacre

1952

Lt. Col. Ret. Louis E. Longanacre was a member of the Class of 1952, graduating from the Jr. College program. As part of his military career, he returned to GMS as PMS&T at the time the school withdrew the ROTC program. Louis, Col Thomas C. McGuire and John Moore oversaw the changes in the military program which operated under the direction of Col McGuire till the School closed in 1972

LEWISBURG — Lt. Col. Retired Louis E. Longanacre, 83, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at The Brier following an extended illness.

Born Aug. 22, 1930, at Sinks Grove, W.Va., he was the son of the late Delmer and Kate Blake Longanacre.

He was a graduate of Greenbrier High School, Greenbrier Military School and West Virginia University with a BS degree in Agriculture. He served 28 years in the U.S. Army. Overseas assignments included Germany, Korea, Panama Canal Zone and two tours in Vietnam. His awards and decorations included Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Award, Bronze Star, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Army General Staff Identification Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Armed Forces Campaign Medal, Vietnam Armed Forces Medal of Honor and the Korean IN HUN Medal for combat. He served 20 years as Greenbrier County magistrate. He was active in the American Red Cross, Lewisburg Lions Club, Maxwelton Ruritan Club and served on the Advisory Board at the Brier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was a member of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Vivian M. Longanacre of Lewisburg; a son, Edwin (Maureen) Longanacre of El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Charlotte Longanacre and companion, Larry Thrasher of Sinks Grove; brothers, John (Becky) Longanacre of Fort Springs, Paul (Linda) Longanacre of Sinks Grove and Sam (Becky) Longanacre of Belpre, Ohio; sisters, Norma Jean Wolford of Wytheville, Va., Joyce (Pat) Stokes of Monet, Va., Eloise (Larry) Vass of Monet, Va. and Ruth Ann (Don) Assaid of Roanoke, Va.; grandsons, Benjamin (Sarah) of Lake City, Fla. and Michael of Lafayette, La.; great-grandsons, Trevor and Cayson; and many nieces and nephews and his devoted dogs, Ashley and Ebony.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg with the Rev. Rick Brown and Doug Fisk and Lynn Randolph officiating, with burial following at Sinks Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Wes Hylton, Perry Pauley, Roy Bowden, Brian Carter, Mike Dolan and Jim Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Lewisburg Lions Club and the Maxwelton Ruritan Club.

Arrangements by McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

john C. Crow, Jr.

1964

I am the sister of John C. Crow, Jr. Unfortunately, John passed away on March 26, 2014. He died during the night in his sleep, so it was very peaceful.

Other than a few health issues, which he was treating for, he was looking forward to golfing and driving his “baby” a 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette.

If you are collecting information about your classmates, here are some facts regarding John: He was divorced 30 years ago and never remarried. He lived with “Libby” his cat. He owned a 4-plex apartment building in Youngstown and, two years ago he got bored so he went to work for the Austintown School System as a part-time school bus driver. His kids loved Mr Crow. He is buried at the Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio, with thousands of other military deceased.

I know he would have loved driving down to Lewisburg in the Fall and reminiscing with everyone.

Thanks for remembering him.

Sara C. Williamson
Jwilliamson6079@zoominternet.net

James Jack "Mickey" Sharkey

1959

Obituary for James Jack "Mickey" Sharkey

James Jack "Mickey" Sharkey, 71, of Bakers Ridge Road, Morgantown, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 26, 2014 at Monongalia General Hospital.

He was born in Morgantown on July 28, 1942, a son of Agnes Wilson Sharkey with whom he made his home, and the late James George Sharkey who preceded him in death in 1994.

He attended the Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV where he was active in sports and a natural leader in his class and was Lutheran by faith.
. Mickey will be remembered as a kind and gentle soul, and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Charles "Bud" Gamble of Morgantown; two nieces, Marcie Hecker and her husband John of Parish, FL, and Kim Roy and her husband Gary of Mt. Morris, PA; a great-nephew, Michael Fioravanti of Ft. Myers, FL; an aunt, Brenda Corbin of Morgantown; and a cousin, Lori Brennan, her husband Steve, and their four children of Morgantown.

Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, on Friday, February 28th from 5-8 PM and again on Saturday, March 1st from 10 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11 AM with Pastor Jerry Kliner of St, Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow in the East Oak Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions may be made in Mickey's name to the Monongalia General Hospital Foundation, 1200 JD Anderson Dr., Morgantown, WV 26505 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family would like extend their sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of the Monongalia General Hospital’s 6th floor, Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department for their care and compassion, and to his caregiver Robin Ware for her care and support to both Mickey and his mother.

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