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Anne GraemeMoore Weitz

ANNE GRAEME MOORE WEITZ (1921 - 2017)
(July 14, 1921–May 7, 2017) 95, of Rocky River, OH died peacefully on May 7 in Willowbrook, IL, after a short illness, during which her three (3) adoring children were at her side. Anne was born in Lewisburg, WV as the oldest of three children to her parents, Joe and Margaret. Anne had dogs, cats, & a horse "Patsy" to ride on their 40-acres on which they had livestock to graze. Here, Anne also formed lifetime interests in gardening and art (painting), perhaps inspired by the pastoral scenes around her. In her Greenbrier College for Women class, Anne won the academic award as the top student. She then transferred to UNC where she majored in art, was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and graduated (BA) in 1943. A year later, Anne's family suffered the tragic loss of her brother, Joseph Jr. ("Ian"), who gave his life for his nation in France in WWII. Anne's surviving sibling (sister) Pam is a pediatric doctor. After college, Anne worked drawing maps for the US government in DC, where she met and dated John Weitz of Cleveland, the love of her life! Before long, she was engaged then married John in late 1945 in WV. She and John moved to PA where he taught Geology at Lehigh for 6 years, and Anne gave birth to Susan. Soon the family would get up again and move to OH, as John secured a job for better pay in the family explosives business in OH. In Bay Village, Anne gave birth to Margaret and son John, Jr. Anne and family then moved to Rocky River, where with John she lovingly raised their family, while supporting the kids' growth, health, schools, activities, sports, and well-being. The children went off to college, jobs, marriage, children, repeating the great life-cycle traditions, while always returning to visit. Besides being a fine artist and painter, Anne actively supported the fine arts, volunteering, and selling works at Bay Arts (formerly Bay Crafters) in Huntington Park, Bay Village, OH for decades. Anne also enjoyed gardening, golfing, traveling, relaxing with a good book, magazine, or the TV, she and John also enjoyed spectator sports, concerts, plays and musicals, beach picnics, entertaining friends, visiting family next door or across town. John sold the company in the late 1980s and a long and happy retirement began as love-birds Anne with John also became snow-birds, alternating between golf on the north coast and gulf coast (where Anne savored a hole-in-one on a par 3!), enjoying seeing kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids grow, entertaining friends and family while living off their wise investments for a fulfilling retirement. Through their lives, Anne and John were like newlyweds, her classiness, love, patience, and wisdom, while John remained truly in love selflessly doing whatever Anne needed. It is with great sorrow we announce the loss of Anne, an extraordinary woman whom we think of every day: She lived her life consistent with her beliefs in loyalty, civility, golden rule, freedom, patriotism, and kindness, and it is with pride and love that we celebrate her life. Anne will be laid to rest with her devoted husband of 68 years, John (deceased 2013) in Lakewood Park Cemetery, near where Anne and John lived when not wintering in FL. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Margaret, brother Joseph Jr., and granddaughter Cynthia Pickering. Anne's loving survivors include her sister, Pamela (FL); her 3 children Susan (MO), Margaret (David, IL), and John Jr. (Gail, NJ), 7 grandchildren Tiffany (Brian, NH), Megan (GA), Ian (Amy), Joshua (Heather), Graeme (Derek, AK), Erica (FL), and 7 great-grandchildren Sabrina (NH), Grace (NH), Natalie (GA), Olivia (GA), Eva (AK), Jackson (AK) and Leonard (MA), loving in-law Jean (CO), nieces Sally Michie and husband Rex (TX), Phoebe (CO), nephew Leonard and wife Maureen (CO) and grand-nephew Michael Weitz and Lyla (CO). Please come and be with family and friends at the memorial service in the sanctuary at Rocky River Presbyterian Church at 21750 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116 on Saturday, May 27 at 3:30 P.M. Contributions can be made in her memory to Bay Arts, various Alzheimer research organizations, Heartland Hospice, or charities of your choice. Please feel free to share your thoughts with family via Johnw@ancoenv.com.

Published in The Plain Dealer from May 23 to May 24, 2017

Susan Weitz, MAPS
Chaplain
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital & Progress West Hospital

636-344-1483, office PWH
Monday and Wednesday

636-916-9733, office BJSP
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Robert Allan Blair

1956

Robert Allan Blair, 79, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017.

He was born on May 6, 1938 in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Wilma Rose Childers Blair and Harold Wade Blair.

Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Joan Blair, three children, Beverly Eileen Blair Huff, Sandra Lynn Neil (Gary), Robert Wade Blair and granddaughter, Blair Elizabeth Huff. Robert and Elizabeth were married June 10, 1961.

Robert attended Enslow Elementary, J. E. Robins Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Jr. High, and graduated from Greenbrier Military School in 1956. He attended University of Cincinnati and graduated from West Virginia State College in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and R. O. T. C. honors of distinguished military graduate. He received Regular Army commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Army. At discharge he had received the rank of Captain. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, was an accounting systems salesman with National Cash Register and retired from sales with Sears, Roebuck and Company.

Robert was baptized and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in 1953 and transferred membership to Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church in 1970, where he was an active member serving as a Deacon and Elder. The motto he lived by was “God, Country, and Family”.

Robert was a Life Member of the Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association, served on the Alumni Board of Directors and received the Mr. Greenbrier Award for his many years of enduring love, devotion, and service to Greenbrier Military School and its Alumni Association. He served as President of the Charleston Sears’ Retiree Group for over 10 years.

A visitation of family and friends will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Visit his tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories with the family.

Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with the Rev. Jim Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Huntington with military honors performed by James E. Marshall American Legion Post # 187.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans is honored to serve the Blair family.

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Robert Mason Cawley

1949

"Bob Cawley died in Las Vegas Nevada after a short illness. He was an active writer, teacher, speaker, film director, pianist& singer, film and TV director etc. for his adult life until his sudden death.

An obituary is not available at this time, but the entertainment industry has suffer a great loss.ad will be on the GMSAA Website when available

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ROBERT CAWLEY

Robert Cawley started his show business career a child actor in motion pictures and won a National Classical Piano Championship at the age of eight. He is a diversified Production Executive. Creator, Writer, Producer, Director whose TV productions have won a total of 20 Emmy Awards. He has served as President of CCW Productions, President of JR Productions and CEO of Multi-Media International.

MAJOR CREDITS:

AIDS: THE GLOBAL EXPLOSION [documentary special – syndication]
Executive Producer
David Hasselhoff, Alex Paen, Jonathan Mann, Surgeon General C. Evert Koop,
Russell Crowe
NOMINATED: PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD “NEWS-INFORMATIONAL SPECIAL”

“ALIVE” [Paul Webb Productions – 132 hours for syndication]
`Producer-Director-Writer
Susan Stafford, Barbara Valentine, Adam West, Arnold Fox and a
host of guest stars
BRONZE HALO AWARD – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOTION PICTURE COUNCIL “BEST PRODUCED SERIES.”

THE AMERICAN HUNTER [Paul Webb/NRA Production [locations]
Director-Writer
President Of The United States Ronald Reagan; Roy Rogers, Harry Morse,
General Joe Foss, Grits Gresham, Clint Walker, Hank Williams, Jr..
World Shooting Championship {Canada]

THE AMERICAN RIFLEMAN [Paul Webb/NRA Production [locations]
Director-Writer
Wally Schirra, Christopher George, Roy Rogers, Garry Anderson, Matt Dryke,
Patrick Wayne, John Riggens

RAY ANTHONY TV SPECIAL [NBC-TV]
Producer-Director
Mavis Rivers, Laurenda Almeida, Nat “King” Cole, Charlie Barnett
Steve Allen

CURT MASSEY SHOW – NBC-TV SERIES -3 YEARS -5 DAYS A WEEK
Producer-Director
Curt Massey, Liltin’ Martha Tilton, Country Washburn Orchestra.
Guests included Gordon MacRae, Jack Teagarden
WINNER: 3 EMMY AWARDS

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE – [Paul Webb Productions]
Producer-Director
Robert Stack, Rena Winters, Della Reese
WINNER: ANGEL AWARD – BEST FAMILY TV SPECIAL

BUTTERFLY [feature film] [Riklis Productions] [Nevada locations]
Production Executive
Orson Welles, Pia Zadora, Stacy Keach, Lois Nettleton, James Franciscus,
Edward Albert, Ed McMahan, June Lockhart
NOMINATED FOR THREE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS INCLUDING BEST
PICTURE. FIRST MOVIE RELEASED ON VHS TO GO PLATINUM. SOLD THREE MILLION COPIES AT $89.90 EACH

FRANKIE CARLE SHOW [A/C PRODUCTIONS – 26 half-hours –syndication]
{Top Of The Mark, San Francisco}
Producer-Director-Writer
Liltin’ Martha Tilton, The Lancers, Al Pellegrini and his Music,
Dick Noel, Curt Massey, Ernie Ford, Al Morgan and many other guest stars

COLUMBIA PICTURES TELEVISION Development Deals for TV Movies and Series

COTTON BOWL FOOTBALL [CBS-TV] {Dallas, Texas]
Producer
Jack Drees, Hal Fisher

“DANGER. WILD CARGO” Worman Productions – 26 half-hours
Director
Jungle Jack Adam, Bob Corrigan, Vel Ritchie, Mel Koonz and a variety of wild animals

FAITH OF OUR CHILDREN [NBC-TV] SERIES -2 YEARS] 1HOUR WEEKLY
Director
Eleanor Powell, Beverly Garland, Dale Evans
WINNER: SEVEN EMMY AWARDS

FIT FOR LIFE [Paul Webb Productions] [132 half-hours – Syndication]
Executive In Charge Of Production
Pamela Carter, Lynda “Wonder Woman” Carter, plus guest stars

GLORY ROAD [documentary feature film] [Bob Green Productions]
Producer-Director
Anita Bryant, Bob Hope , Eddie King, Bert Parks

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AFN [German TV Nerwork – 90 Minute Special]
Director
President Of The United States Ronald Reagan; Les Brown Orchestra, Johnny Desmond, Tex Beneke, Helen O’Connell, Johnny Grant, Tony Bennett,
Frank Sinatra, Jr., Billy May, LA Jazz Choir, Glenn Campbell, Herb Jefferies,
Wolfman Jack, Eddie Dean, Ray Coniff, Frankie Laine, Rosemary Clooney,
The King Sisters, Scatman Crothers, Art Van Dame Quintet, Johnny Cash,
Laurenda Almedia

HAWAIIAN HONEYMOON SECRETS {J. Walter Thompson Agency] [Hawaii]
Producer-Director
John Harlan, Charlie Brill, Mitzi McCall, Dick Gautier, Barbara Stewart

HOLLYWOOD BACKSTAGE [NBC-TV]
Director – Writer
Fran Scott, Mavis Rivers, Al Pellegrini Quartet, Marilyn Lovell, Johnny Drake,
Dick Cathcart, Fran Scott Singers

CHET HUNTLEY REPORTS [NBC NEWS]
Director
Chet Huntley

JUKE BOX JURY [NBC-TV - series]
Director
Peter Potter, Gordon MacRae, Dorothy Provine, Gloria DeHaven, Al Martino,
Nat “King” Cole, The Lettermen, and many top guest stars
WINNER: TWO EMMY AWARDS

STAN KENTON: MY WORLD IS MUSIC [NBC-TV] [SPECIAL]
Producer-Director
Mavis Rivers, Les McCann Trio, John Tyman

JACK LATHAM NEWS [NBC NEWS]
Director
WINNER: 3 EMMY AWARDS

“THE LAW AND THE LADY” [MGM/UA – pilot]
Co-writers: Bob Cawley / Samuel Marx

“TROPICANA” [MGM/UA –pilot] Samuel Marx & Bob Cawley Co-writers

PETER MARSHALL & THE BIG BAND {Com-World Productions]
Producer
Teresa Brewer, Robert Goulet, The Lennon Sisters, Jimmy Lynch,
Chapter Five, Musical Director, Al Pellegrini

MUSICL REUNION [Paul Webb Productions – 6 hours – syndication]
Director-Writer
Johnnie Ray, Andy Russell, Buddy Greco, The Modernaires, Frankie Laine,
Kay Starr

MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD [ Bob Green Productions – 90 minutes]
[shot on various locations around the USA]
Producer-Director-Writer
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr, Anita Bryant, Bob Hope, Pat Boone, Bert Parks, Lulu Roman,
General William C. Westmoreland, Tex Beneke, The West Point Glee Club,
The Imperials, West Point Corps of Cadets, Ralph Carmichel’s Orchestra
WINNER: FREEDOMS FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN FAMILY HERITAGE AWARDS. BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

MYTH OR REALITY [Paul Webb Productions - syndication]
Producer-Director
Rena Winters, Dr. Kerry Gaynor, Gene Thompson, Loretta Kruger, Steve Tackas,
Eddie King

MY WORLD IS MUSIC [Paul Webb Productions]
Producer
Frank Sinatra, Jr., Johnny London, Turley Richards, Johnny Mathis
Lynn Anderson, Ray Eberle

NBA ALL-STARS [ABC]
Producer-Writer
Ed MacCauley, Jerry West, Bob Pettit, Wilt Chamberlin, Red Aurbach,
Ben Kerner, Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor

ONE MORE TIME [Armstrong, Cawley, Marshall 1-hour TV Special]
Producer-Director
Peter Marshall, Bob Eberly, Helen O’Connell, Maylon Clark, Modernaires,
Tex Beneke and his Orchestra
BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

OPENING NIGHT [ABC – 2 hour special]
Producer
Johnny Mercer, Host: Curt Massey, Nat “King” Cole, Bobby Troup Trio, Peter Potter, Dodie Stevens, Stan Freeberg, Mary Kay Trio, Al Viola, Stan Kenton,
Lawrence Welk, Frank Scott, Meredith Wilson, Dorothy Provine, Shecky Green,
Pat Boone, Fabian, Tex Williams, Charlie Barnett, Pete King, Al Jarvis,
Billy Vaughn

ELMER PETERSON WORLD REPORT [NBC NEWS]
Director
Elmer Peterson
WINNER: 1 EMMY AWARD

“THE BOB PETTIT STORY” [ABC-TV Documentary “The Drive Within Me”]
Director-Writer
Ed McCauley, Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan, Richie Gurin, Lenny Wilkins,
Ben Kerner, Paul Silas, Jerry Lucas

“THE JULIET PROWSE SPECTACULAR” [20TH CENTURY FOX- 90 Minutes]
Producer-Director
Juliet Prowse, Foster Brooks, Clouds Of Joy, Nick Navarro Dancers,
Edwin Morse and 48 piece Orchestra.
CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FIVE BEST MUSIC/VARIETY TV SPECIALS EVER PRODUCED

“SINATRA, LAS VEGAS STYLE” {Datsun] [1 HOUR-TV SPECIAL]
Producer-Director
Al Alvarez and 28 piece Orchestra

“SINATRA IN PARADISE [Sinatra/Tin-Bar Productions] [Bermuda] [1 HOUR]
Producer-Director
Pat Henry, Pia Zadora, Rudy Ford, Rena Winters, Larry O’Brien’s Irish
Brass, Roy Van Noy Singers & Dancers

THE CONCERT SINATRA” [Sinatra/Tin-Bar Productions] [Bermuda] [1 HOUR]
Producer-Director
Pat Henry, Larry O’Brien and His Orchestra

SOUND FACTOR [Paul Webb Productions] [1 HOUR]
Producer – Director
Eddie Mekka, Journey, Roger Daltry, Starguard, Freda Payne,
Johnny London, Sir Elton John, B.J. Thomas, Alan Parsons Project

STARS OF SOUND” {Reina Productions] [1 HOUR]
Producer- Director – Writer
Ray Eberle, Bobbie Gentry, Buck Owens, Johnny London.
Al Martino, Rena Winters

DICK STEWART DANCE PARTY [Westinghouse – 1 Hour series]
Director
Dick with an endless list of current recording stars

THIS IS YOUR FBI {NBC-TV documentary mini-series] [6 HOURS]
Producer-Director-Writer
John Cashell, Wib Burke
SPECIAL CITATION FROM UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

TREASURE OF TAYOPA [feature film] [Reina Productions –Arizona-Mexico]
Producer-Director-Writer
Gilbert Roland, Rena Winters, Bob Corrigan, Phil Trapani, Andrew Farnsworth,
Frank Hernandez

JERRY VALE’S WORLD [Sierra Vista Productions – 26 half-hours –syndication]
{Various Las Vegas Locations}
Producer-Director
Robert Goulet, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Rena Winters, Tommy Leonetti,
Harry James, Liza Minnelli, Don Rickles, Tiffany Bolling, Redbone,
Laurenda Almeida, Garn Littledyke, Bob Newhart, Johnny Mathis,
Andy Williams, O.C. Smith, Vicki Carr, Johnny Cash, Jim Nabors,
Dick Roman, The Mills Brothers, Dick Jensen, Norm Crosby

WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS [ABC-TV] [Football]
Producer
Paul Christman, Curt Gowdy, George Ratterman

“PIA ZADORA IN LONDON” [Tin-Bar Productions] [London/USA]
Producer-Director
Vincent Falcone, The London Phiharmonic, Robert Farnon Conducting

SHOOT FOR THE GOLD [OLYMPIC SPECIAL – NRA PRODUCTION] Producer-Director
Robert Stack, Garry Anderson, Lonis & Dena Wiggers, Matt Dryke,
Dr. Dan Landers

HONORS:

Greenbrier Military College Alumni Hall of Fame:
Production – Direction – Writing - Music

Columbus Musicians Hall of Fame:
Performer – Composer – Musical Director

Wrote : “Raindrops On My Window” for Marty Robbins
Theme for TV special “Sinatra In Paradise”
Score for TV series “Danger, Wild Cargo”
Theme for TV comedy series “In The Company Of Stars”

AUTHOR:

Southwest Adventure [ historical novel]
Components Of Murder [true crime]
I Pledge Allegiance [contributing author- American heroes]
Treasure Of La Dura [novel]
Terrorist Tayopa [novel]
Wheezer [memoir]
The Man With Evil Eyes

SCREENPLAYS:

“The Golden Jungle” [from best-seller by Richard Newhafer]
“Treasure Of Tayopa”
“Black Star” [with Brendan Walsh]
“Terrorist Tayopa”
“Treasure of La Dura”
“Components Of Murder”
“Electro”
“Bare Fists”
“VANpyre”

OF NOTE:

Consultant for Film & TV Ohio State University College of the Arts
Columbus, Ohio

Consultant to the Republic Of Bophuthatswana, South Africa prior to construction of their national TV network.

INSTRUCTOR:

University of Southern California: Producing/Directing Television
Columbia College of Los Angeles Producing/Directing Television
College of Southern Nevada: Producing Television
Producing Motion Pictures
Writing For Profit
Writing Short Stories That Sell
Writing Novels That Sell
Writing Screenplays That Sell
Advanced Writers Workshop
The Music Of Your Life
Creative Writing

LOCAL& OTHER:

BOB CAWLEY SHOW [1 HOUR A DAY/SIX DAYS A WEEK]
KPHO-TV, PHOENIX, ARIZONA

MUSICAL DIRECTOR: “KATHY GODFREY SHOW” ½ HOUR A DAY – [5 DAYS A WEEK] ABC NETWORK RADIO – KPHO RADIO, PHOENIX, ARIZONA

FATHER OF ARIZONA’S “ALL AMERICAN FAMILY” IN USA
SEARCH./ FEATURED ON ABC NETWORK FROM FLORIDA

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BOB CAWLEY SHOW [1 HOUR SHOW/5 DAYS A WEEK]
KOTV-TV TULSA, OKLAHOMA

MATINEE AT HIGH NOON – BOB CAWLEY & MISS OKLAHOMA, LOUISE O’BRIEN [LATER ON BROADWAY IN STARRING ROLE] [5 DAYS A WEEK] KOTV-TV, TULSA, OKLAHOMA

SPORTS DIRECTOR [5 DAYS A WEEK] KOTV-TULSA, OKLAHOMA

SPECIAL CITATION FROM GOVERNOR OF OKLAHOMA
FOR TV WORK

BOB CAWLEY, FEATURED PIANIST/SINGER “KATE SMITH HOUR”, NBC-TV NETWORK FROM NEW YORK

AL JARVIS SHOW, SINGER-PIANIST, ABC-TV

OWN RADIO SHOW ON WOSU, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

BOB CAWLEY SHOW [5 NIGHTS A WEEK- 1 HOUR WITH LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE & NAME GUESTS- KTVK-TV
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

BOB CAWLEY, PRODUCER-DIRECTOR SPECIALS BY
GOVERNOR ERNEST MAC FARLAND, KTVK-TV, PHOENIX

HOST “PLAY MARKO” 1 NIGHT A WEEK/1 HOUR. KTVK,
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR “SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT” – CASES
MADE FAMOUS BY GENE MC LAIN. 1 HOUR/ONCE A WEEK
KTVK-TV, PHOENIX, ARIZONA

IN SEARCH OF YESTERDAY [THE JOE SPAGNOLA STORY]
Producer-Director-Writer [Meredith Syndication] 1 hour

ROBERT M. CAWLEY – AUTHOR CREDITS

TREASURE OF TAYOPA
Wrote screenplay and book
the movie now available as DVD on Amazon.com

TREASURE OF LA DURA
First of Mexican adventure series
Houdini Publishing, Book Available Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, etc.

COMPONENTS OF MURDER
[based on true story of double homicide
and life of world’s greatest investigative
reporter, Gene McLain who not only
wrote award winning stories about crime
but SOLVED the crimes when police failed]
1st printing by Authorhouse with Amazon.com
2nd printing Houdini Publishing. Available Amazon
Kindle, E Books, Barnes & Noble, etc.
Available as feature film and television series

BLACK STAR [based on life of first black
US Marshall] Book & screenplay currently
under option. No release date set for either
book or motion picture/TV series

WHEEZER- FROM SILENTS TO DIGITAL
[Memoir] due for mid 2017 release.

THE IMPOSSIBLE ALIBI
TIGER WOMAN
COP-OUT
(to be published by Oak Tree Press)

“ELECTRO”
Fiction: World’s #1 Rock Artist
Expose of music world
Out of print

“CLUB FIGHTER”
Boxing story: fiction
Out of print

TREASURE OF TAYOPA
Fiction ; Out of print

Fredrik Eric Nelson

1947

Fredrik Nelson Sr. Fredrik Eric Nelson Sr., 87, of Charleston, died Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Born January 13, 1930, in Charleston, Eric was the youngest of four children of Oscar Nelson Sr. and Harriet Isabelle Engstrom Nelson.

Eric was a lifelong resident of Charleston. He was a graduate of Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg and later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He attended Washington & Lee University Law School prior to being drafted into the Army, where he graduated from leadership and armed forces information school serving the 5th infantry division during the Korean War. He later graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering, Decatur, Ind., and was active in various charity auctions, including many FFA events, from the late 1960s through 1980s.Eric's business and professional career expanded a number of industries.

He began his career working for the American Hereford Journal in Kansas City, Mo., and then moved to a supervisory position in advertising and public relations with the Atlantic Greyhound Corporation in Charleston. He later was a leading salesman for United Carbon Company, a Charleston, W.Va., based Company headed by his father Oscar Nelson Sr., a Swedish immigrant. United Carbon was a producer of natural gas and oil and a leading producer of carbon black, a primary ingredient used in the rubber industry, until the company was sold to Ashland Oil. In 1959, Eric and his brother, Tom, co-founded Nelson & Company, one of the first private investment counseling companies in West Vriginia. Eric also formed various diversified investment companies concentrating in the real estate, natural gas, and oil sectors.

Eric's community and organization activities included: member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1967-1971; past president of the Charleston WV Lions Club; past president of the Navy League of WV; past potentate of the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Charleston, W.Va.; former member of Berry Hills and Edgewood Country Clubs, where he enjoyed working wonders with his "ping" putter; member of Kanawha Lodge No. 20; member of the Kanawha Commander No 4 Knights Templar; a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite of Freemason; past director of the Royal Order of Jesters Charleston Court No. 111, and founding director of the former South Hills Bank, Charleston, until it was acquired by Wesbanco Inc, Wheeling, W.Va., where he served as Director and member of the executive committee.One of the Nelson family's great loves and interest was Morlunda Farms located in Lewisburg, W.Va. The Farm was founded by his late father, and named after the town where he was born in Sweden. Morlunda Farms grew into a nationally renowned purebred Polled Hereford operation, showing cattle from coast to coast, with many awards and recognitions. Eric and his late brothers and sister continued the traditions well after their father had passed.

Eric is a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and most recently St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, both in Charleston. Eric so loved life and dearly missed his loving wife of 46 years, Ann, who preceded him in death in 2005. Eric loved to travel and enjoyed the frequent family cruise trips since Ann's passing. Many fond memories were enjoyed by all. Eric has been a resident of Edgewood Summit since 2007. Our family truly wishes to thank the many friends he made and especially the ever caring staff. We were most fortunate for the helping oversight provided by Teresa Walker and Whitney Brester.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ann Cabell Patrick Nelson, Eric was preceded in death by his siblings Anna Marie Nelson Jones of Charleston, Oscar Nelson Jr. of Lewisburg, and Thomas A. Nelson of Charleston and Naples, Fla. He is survived by his children, Eric Jr. (Pam), of Charleston and their children Heather, Tripp and Sydney; Mary Elizabeth Barnes (Robert), of Richmond, Va., and their children Bo and Anna Marie; and William (Megan) of New Orleans, La., and their children Callie and Connor.

A memorial celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church with the Pastor Jerome Klotz and Pastor Richard Mahan co-officiating. A private burial will be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Transportation Fund c/o Beni Kedem Shrine Center, 100 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV 25301; or the charity of your choice.You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. - See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/Obituaries#OBIT-19

William Russell Fields

1951

Dr. William Russell, 82, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family after a long illness.

Dr. Fields was Chief of Radiology Service at the McGuire, Va. Medical Center from 1971 to 1991.

He was the son of John Russell Fields and Elizabeth Prichard Fields, both of Huntington, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Lou Fields Riggs and Nancy Sue Fields Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia McLain Fields; his children, David Russell Fields (Doris) of Worcester, Mass., Jennifer Fields Friend (Robert) of Richmond and Laura Lee Fields of Richmond; and his grandchildren, Christina and Patrick Fields, Nicholas and Anna Friend; and his beloved nieces and nephews.

Bill graduated from Greenbrier Military School in 1951 and attended VPI (Virginia Polytechnic Institute) before serving five years in the U.S. Air Force as a navigator on a tanker plane. He then graduated college from University of Kentucky (1961) and West Virginia University School of Medicine (1965). When he completed his medical residency in radiology at MCV, he became Department Chief of Radiology at McGuire, Va. Medical Center.

Dr. William Fields was a member of Richmond Radiologic Society, American College of Radiology, Society Magnetic Resonance Imaging and National Association of Va. Physicians. Bill loved his time at the river in Deltaville, his boats, Andiamo and Senior Moment and his Harbor House neighbors. He was most proud of his family and service to the Veterans Administration.

There will be a private burial in Huntington, W.Va. His family thanks with grateful hearts the loving and skilled care he received at the end of his life by Hospice of Virginia and his private caregivers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family church at: Bruce McDonald Memorial Methodist Church, 104 McDonald Avenue, Man, W.Va. 25635. Online condolences may be made at woodyfuneralhome.com.

FIELDS, Dr. William Russell, 82, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. Dr. Fields was Chief of Radiology Service at the McGuire, Va. Medical Center from 1971 to 1991. He was the son of John Russell Fields and Elizabeth Prichard Fields, both of Huntington, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Lou Fields Riggs and Nancy Sue Fields Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia McLain Fields; his children, David Russell Fields (Doris) of Worcester, Mass., Jennifer Fields Friend (Robert) of Richmond and Laura Lee Fields of Richmond; and his grandchildren, Christina and Patrick Fields, Nicholas and Anna Friend; and his beloved nieces and nephews. Bill graduated from Greenbrier Military School in 1951 and attended VPI (Virginia Polytechnic Institute) before serving five years in the U.S. Air Force as a navigator on a tanker plane. He then graduated college from University of Kentucky (1961) and West Virginia University School of Medicine (1965). When he completed his medical residency in radiology at MCV, he became Department Chief of Radiology at McGuire, Va. Medical Center. Dr. William Fields was a member of Richmond Radiologic Society, American College of Radiology, Society Magnetic Resonance Imaging and National Association of Va. Physicians. Bill loved his time at the river in Deltaville, his boats, Andiamo and Senior Moment and his Harbor House neighbors. He was most proud of his family and service to the Veterans Administration. There will be a private burial in Huntington, W.Va. His family thanks with grateful hearts the loving and skilled care he received at the end of his life by Hospice of Virginia and his private caregivers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family church at: Bruce McDonald Memorial Methodist Church, 104 McDonald Avenue, Man, W.Va. 25635. Online condolences may be made at woodyfuneralhome.com.

John Greer Hunter

1957

John Greer Hunter
January 27, 1939 – March 27, 2017
John Greer Hunter (“Judge”) of Upper Sandusky, OH passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 at Fairhaven Home at the age of 78. Born on January 27, 1939 in Bucyrus OH, he was the son of the late William James Hunter II and Freda (Walton) Hunter. He married Laura Jane Henceroth on September 6, 1968, and she survives in Upper Sandusky.
John is also survived by his two sons, William James Hunter III of Richmond, VA and Douglas S. (Lynn) Hunter of Aurora, OH; four grandchildren: Austin, Benjamin, Katherine, and Leah; two sisters Lynn (Darl) Gerber of Upper Sandusky and Ann (Richard) Senff of Salida, CO; as well as nieces and nephews.
In 1957, he graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV, where he attained the rank of sergeant and played drums in the school band. After high school, he attended Miami University for two years then transferred to Ohio Northern University where he received his undergraduate degree in 1964 and his law degree in 1967.
In Upper Sandusky, he practiced law with his father for six years before serving the citizens of Wyandot County as the Judge of the Court of common Pleas from 1957 through 1998. At the time, he was one of only seven judges to act as a judge in all divisions of the Common Pleas Court which includes Probate and Juvenile, and General which included Civil, Criminal and Domestic matters. After retiring from the Court o Common Pleas, he served as a judge taking assignments by the Supreme Court of Ohio for six years before completely retiring in 2002.While his time as a judge, he served on many local, state, and national committees. He created a county program to help at-rick youth in 1975 and in 1976 he was appointed as the Chair of the Attorney General’s Statewide Task Force on Juvenile Justice. He was also active in the state and local bar and judicial associations and volunteered his time to work with law students and preside over mock trials at his alma mater, Ohio Northern University.
In 1994, Judge Hunter’s courtroom was used in the filming of The Shawshank Redemption, in which case many locals in the cast were extras.. Judge was cast as a as a juror in the movie.
Locally, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Upper Sandusky. He was also a former member of First Lutheran Church, also in Upper Sandusky, where he served both churches in various leadership positions.
He was a member of the local Elks Lodge 83 , Stone Crossing Golf Course and Sam Walton Lake. He was extremely proud of his service on the Library Board and in helping to establish the current library building. The judge was an avid golfer, boater and Ohio State sports fan. In his later years, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 31 2017 from 4:00Pm-8pm at BRINGHAM CLARK Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kenneth Wessler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Upper Sandusky Community Library, First Presbyterian Church or Fairhaven Health Care Community in care of Brigham Clark Funeral Home, 22 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

John Delmer Longanaker

1957

John D. Longanacre, 79, of Fort Spring, WV, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Born October 18, 1937, in Sinks Grove, WV, to the late D.P. and Kate Blake Longanacre, he was the middle of nine children. He was married to Rebecca (Becky) Craft Longanacre, of Fort Spring, for 55 years. As a US Army veteran, he set up the first mortuary for service members killed in Vietnam. He was a funeral director for over 50 years, beginning his career with the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte WV and ending his career as the owner/operator of Longanacre Funeral Home in Fairlea and Fort Spring WV.

John was a prominent member of the community he served and took great pride in his family, his profession, and in the care he showed to those that trusted him to care for them. He was a Past Master Mason and a member of Monroe Lodge No 77 of Union (and previously a member of Shyrock Lodge No 47 of Ronceverte and Gauley Bridge Lodge No 64 of Gauley Bridge WV). He was a previous member of the Ronceverte Volunteer Fire Department and one of the first Emergency Medical Technicians in Greenbrier County when the Greenbrier Valley Emergency Ambulance Service was established. John helped establish the presence of the Salvation Army in Greenbrier County to aid families following devastating floods in the 1980s. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, the Muddy Creek Mountain Ruritan Club and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Ronceverte where he served on many committees and in leadership positions.

He is survived by his wife, Becky, his son, Tim Longanacre, and wife Elizabeth Royal, of Burke, VA, his granddaughter, Jessica Lovejoy, and husband Michael, of Gainesville, VA, and two great grandchildren, Amelia and Fletcher Lovejoy, of Gainesville, VA. Also survived by two brothers, Paul Longanacre, and wife Linda, of Sinks Grove, Sam Longanacre, and wife Becky, of Glade Springs; four sisters, Norma Jean Wolford of Wytheville, VA, Joyce Stokes, and husband Pat, of Moneta, VA, Eloise Vass and husband Larry, of Moneta, VA, Ruth Ann Assaid, and husband Don, of Roanoke, VA, sisters-in-law, Vivian Longanacre, of Lewisburg, WV, Carolyn Longanacre, of Chickasha, OK, and many nieces, nephews, family and special friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Louis Longanacre and Jim Longanacre, brother-in-law, Charles Wolford, niece, Charlotte Longanacre, nephew, Doug Longanacre, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte, WV, followed by a graveside service at 2:30pm at Riverview Cemetery in Ronceverte, officiated by Pastor Stewart Farley and Pastor Greg Scott.

A reception will be held at Rudy’s Corner Grill in Ronceverte following the service.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lovejoy, Brad Whitley, Carson Whitley, Jason Craft, Charles Owens, Ed Longanacre, Ben Longanacre, and Keith Wickline.

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William A. "Tony" Sellards

1957

William A. "Tony" Sellards died March 10, 2017 in Salem, VA., one day short of his 79th birthday, and also his 49th wedding anniversary. Wife, Flo and brother Tim (GMS '63)morn his passing

Stewart Moore McMurray

1946

Reverend Stewart Moore McMurray, 86, died suddenly on March 6, 2017 at his home in Lewisburg, WV.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Harriet Jane Blaney McMurray, his parents, Clarence McCain McMurray and Priscilla Leslie McMurray (nee Moore), and five brothers and two sisters.
A graduate of Greenbrier Military School, Davidson College, NC and Union Theological Seminary, VA, Stewart was ordained and lovingly served Presbyterian Church U.S.A. congregations and communities in Quanah TX, and Glenville, Hinton, Lowell, Pence Springs, Gap Mills, Glace, Forest Memorial, Sweet Springs, Alderson and McElhenney. Stewart’s extensive leadership involvements supported local and regional planning work to establish public library services and Summers County Hospital, foster regional economic development, manage a multi-county food pantry, creatively initiate community events, lead youth development initiatives. Stewart’s life work embodied his deep commitment to universal human rights. With his wife Harriet, Stewart travelled the globe and served international ecumenical organizing and development organizing in the US, and in Geneva Switzerland, Seoul South Korea, and Northern Ireland.

A beloved and devoted father, grandfather and uncle, Stewart is survived by his five adult children—William Kevin McMurray (m. Tamela Duckworth McMurray) of Newark, DE; Andrew Kent McMurray of New London, CT (Kathy Donlon); Harriet Leslie McMurray of St. Paul, MN; David McCain McMurray of Nashville, TN; and Jonathan Stewart McMurray (m. Yelda Erenler McMurray) of Bethesda, MD—six grandchildren—Angela Jade McMurray, Jay Christopher McMurray, Jewel Lee McMurray, Jonathan Eugene McMurray, Lara Erenler McMurray, and Finian Arda McMurray—and nephews and nieces.

A memorial worship service to celebrate the life of Stewart McMurray will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11 AM in the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 200 Church Street, Lewisburg, with Reverend Dr. Anna Pinckney Straight officiating.

A reception will follow in the church hall. People are encouraged to bring and share stories and memories to share.

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Hubert Samuel Callison

1941

Hubert Samuel Callison, 97, of Hillsboro, died February 17, 2017. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, February 25, at the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church.

Hubert attended GMS for a post Graduate year and also for his freshman year in college. He was unable to attend the 2016 Reunion due to health issues and was residing with a daughter in the Charleston area.

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