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George Stanley Staten '66


George Stanley Staten of Troutville, VA, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 from injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident.

Stanley grew p in Lewisburg, WV. He spent his childhood summers as a camper at Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca and later as a teenager, as a camp counselor, teaching horseback riding. He made many friends during those summers and continued the friendship throughout his life. He attended Greenbrier Military School and West Virginia University. Stanley worked at the Lawson Transportation Company in Roanoke, VA.

An avid motorcyclist, Stanley belonged to the Gold Wing Riders Association and Southern Cruisers Association, as well as belonging to the Star City Motor Club in Roanoke. In this endeavor, he made many friends and traveled countless miles with them. He also enjoyed golf, attending horse shows, and building beautiful handmade furniture , like his father.

Stanley was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He had an incredibly kind heart and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Carol and Dick Staten of White Sulphur Springs, WV. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann; son Phillip and wife Jennifer; sister, Stuart Ann Hanna; brothers, Richard Staten of White Sulphur Springs and Michael Staten and wife, Barbara, of Mobile, AL; and several nieces and nephews

James R. Clowser


James R. Clowser, 79, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Hubbard Hospice House after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
Born in Hillsboro on May 17, 1932, Jim attended Hillsboro High School, Greenbrier Military School and the University of Maryland. He returned to West Virginia to accept a position with the West Virginia Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. He was later appointed head of all vocational rehab centers in the state. He then went to the West Virginia Department of Mental Health where he supervised the agency's Community Program Development division.
In 1970, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health by Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr., where he administered the state's seven mental health hospitals, 13 community health centers and eight retardation centers.
In 1977, he founded Potomac House, Inc., which grew to five nursing homes and assisted care facilities in West Virginia and Virginia. It was ranked in 1981 in Inc. Magazine's

Edgar Eugene Winters


Gene's wife has notified the Association of his passing on September 27, 2011 from cancer.

Richard Douglas Edwards


Richard's wife has informed the Association of Richard's death last year.

No details available

Dean Keller Schleicher


Dean K. Schleicher, a lifelong resident of Plumstead Township, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at the home of his daughter and son-law in Mechanicsville. He was 82.

Dean was the husband of the late Ruth Schleicher.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of Robert J. and Florence K. Schleicher.

Dean was a graduate of Greenbrier Military Academy. He was a 50-year member of the Doylestown Lodge No. 245, F.&A.M.

Mr. Schleicher was also a former President of the Central Bucks School Board.

During his 25-year membership at Doylestown Country Club, he was an avid golfer surrounded by many very special friends.

Mr. & Mrs. Schleicher loved to dance, spend time with friends, travel and spend summers in Ocean City, N.J.

His career was in the industrial glove and safety products industry, where his focus was in sales and marketing. He was a principal in the former Keller Mfg. Co., a family owned business located in Plumsteadville.

Mr. Schleicher is survived by his son, James P. Schleicher of Michigan; his daughter, Deborah S. Raab and her husband, Raymond E. Raab, of Mechanicsville; four grandchildren, James D. Raab of Doylestown, Joseph D. Raab of Mechanicsville, Thomas J. Schleicher and Rachael A. Schleicher, both of Michigan.

Dean was preceded in death by a brother, Robert, and a grandson, Jason M. Raab.

The family would like to thank the staff of Doylestown Hospital's Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home Care Services for all the love and support they provided Mr. Schleicher.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, at Salem U.C.C., 186 East Court St., Doylestown. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at Shelly Funeral Home, 1460 Easton Road, Warrington, and also from 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be private.

Robert C. Williams


Robert C. (Bob) Williams

SAINT CLOUD, Fla. — Robert C. (“Bob”) Williams, husband of over 55 years, father of five, entrepreneur and civic leader, died peacefully in his sleep on April 13, 2011 at his home in Saint Cloud, Fla., with his wife and family members by his side. He was 82.

Born March 22, 1929 in Man, Logan County, W.Va., the family moved to Northfork in McDowell County, W.Va. in 1933 when his father, William Clovis Williams, founded the family business, Tri-District Cleaners, Inc., an operation that would remain in business for over 70 years. After graduating from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, W.Va. in 1946, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce from Bowling Green Business University in 1950.

After college, he joined the United States Army where he served as a sergeant in the 33rd Army Medical Depot in Europe. When his service was completed, he returned to Northfork where he joined his father in the family business, a dry-cleaning company. In 1955, he married Sue Carolyn Reed.

In 1968 he took over the business when his father retired and operated the plant until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of Northfork Baptist Church where he sometimes taught Sunday school. He was elected to the Northfork town council and was a member of the Northfork Business Association. He succeeded his father as secretary-treasurer of the Northfork Community Volunteer Department, Inc., where he served from 1964 until 1992. He authored and passed ordinances that helped the NCVFD better serve the town and the entire eastern end of the county. He was past president of the Northfork Kiwanis Club and served on the advisory board for the Salvation Army.

In 1971, legendary Northfork High School basketball coach Jennings Boyd named Williams “Booster of the Year.” It was that year when the school won its first state championship. He served as secretary-treasurer of the club from the late 60’s until the school closed in the mid 80’s. During this period the school won ten championships in 13 years including eight consecutive titles which was a national record at the time. His service included raising funds, filming football games, popping corn for the concession stands, assisting with the basketball team’s statistical charts, hauling players and equipment or whatever was needed.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Louise Erickson Williams; and one brother, Warren C. Williams. He is survived by his wife, Sue C. Williams; three sons and two daughters including David L. Williams and wife Mary Ann of Charleston, W.Va., Christine M. Williams and husband, Mark Aboulhosn of Lake Mary, Fla., William E. (“Bill”) Williams and companion Val Everson of Memphis, Tenn., John R. Williams and wife Cathy of Saint Cloud, Fla., and Linda S. Reid and husband, Mikell of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be conducted Sunday, April 17, at 2:15 p.m. at Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory in Kissimmee, Fla., with Jim Callen officiating.

John R. Loescher


Information provided by his wife.

Theodore Nicholas Argyralis


Ted's family has notified the Association of his death. He was a College Freshman the school year 1953-53 and lived in Dry Fork, VA.

No other information available at this time

Robert Burwell Bower


Robert B. (Bob) Bower '56

Robert B. (Bob) Bower, of Salem, Va., died on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center where he was the Chief Construction Engineer in 1972 and remained with the hospital until he left in 1993 to form Commonwealth Inspector's Services. He graduated from Greenbrier Military School, University of Maryland, and attended Virginia Commonwealth University and Roanoke College. He enjoyed membership in Central United Methodist Men, the Salem Kiwanis Club, and the Greenbrier Military Alumni Association. He will be remembered for his involvement in Relay for Life (the hotdog stand), and roasting chestnuts for the Olde Salem Christmas and the Community Christmas Store.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Custis and Ruby Bower; and in-laws, the Reverend Frank and Frances Blevins.
His surviving family includes his wife, Brenda B. Bower; son, Christopher B. Bower; sister, Mary B. Lotts; brothers-in-law, Frank O. Blevins and wife, Ann, and Ronald G. Blevins and wife, Linda; nephews, Andrew Blevins and wife, Laurie, Ryan Blevins and wife, Michelle, Kevin L. Lotts and wife, Tonya; nieces, Kelly Pittman and husband, Eric, and Kim Janney and husband, Sean; greatnieces; a great-nephew; numerous cousins; special friends; Lewis-Gale co-workers; and his General Imports family, who called him "Pops." And, lest we not forget his love for his dogs.
A family visitation with a brunch will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Central United Methodist Church, 428 S. College Ave., Salem, Va. 24153. The Celebration of Bob's life will begin at noon in the sanctuary. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The Rev. Kristin Holbrook will officiate.
Contributions may be made to either the Central United Methodist Men, 428 College Avenue, Salem, Va. 24153, the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 2840 Electric Road, Suite 106, Roanoke, Va. 24018, or to the Boy Scouts of America, 2131 Valley View Boulevard, NW, Roanoke, Va. 24012. Online condolences to the family may be made at The Bower family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va., 540-389-5441.

Ralph K. Weekly


Ralph K. Weekly, born in Worthington, W.Va., on June 30, 1920, passed away in Phoenix, Ariz., on February 12, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jane Hood Weekly; his mother, Ada; his father, Mac; his brother, Ray; and grandson, Gregory.
He graduated from West Virginia University, where he was active in Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He also attended Greenbrier Military Academy. Ralph Weekly was a U.S. Army veteran who actively served in World War II and the Korean War, and retired a major. After his military service, he worked for the state of West Virginia. In 1965 he relocated his family to Phoenix, Ariz.
Major Weekly leaves behind nine children, Ralph Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., Michael of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., David of Mesa, Ariz., Jon of Sedona, Ariz., Douglas and Jeff of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary Dykstra of Phoenix, Ariz., Mark of Lewisburg, W.Va., and Linda Leasure of St. Albans, W.Va. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A private memorial service will be held in his honor, arranged by Green Acres Mortuary of Scottsdale, Ariz.