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William MacDonald Clark

1957

William Macdonald Clark, age 76 passed away Dec 11, 2015. Born in 1939 in Logan County, WV, 2nd child of Vurginia Dare Ohipps. Graduate of Greenbrier Military School , University of Virginia with a BA degree in Economics in 1961 and earned a JD from the University of Miami in 1968. Married Juliet Elaine Hamilton in Mobile, AL in 1962. Began as VP and General Merchandising Manager for Burdines of Mioami and Rike’s of Dayton, Oh (divisions of Federated stores) for 10 years. In 1972 joined Robinson’s of St. Petersburg, FL as CEO and then was named Chairman of Stix, Baer & Fuller of St Louis MO (divisions of Associated Dry Goods). After surviving a melanoma at age 36, he moved back to South Florida in 1978 and co-founded the law firm, Thompson and Clark, to be near family. He was recruited away after five years to Alamo Rent A Car where he quickly rose to Vice Chairman, President and Chief Marketing Officeer and forever changed the industry with his proclamation that “all the miles are free”. He was active on many corporate boards including the Lauderdale Marina, The 15th Street Fisheries and the McDonald Land Companies and was a mentor to countless young executives across the country.

He was a Ft Lauderdale resident for over 60 years , a part time resident on Scotland Cay, Abaco Bahamas and was a summer resident on Grindstone Island in the Thousands Islands, New York for his entire life. He is survived by his wife of 54 years and love of his life, Juliet Hamilton Clark and children Juliet Clark Bluestein of Alexandria, Virginia (Michael), William Macdonald Clark, Jr. (Jenifer) and Jennifer Clark Uustal (John) all of Ft. Lauderdale, brothers in law Ted Drum (Kathy) and Dick Clark (Jane), four nephews (Steven Clark, Scott Clark, Kelly Drum, Douglas Clark) two nieces (Lorrie Roschman, Allison Dumke) and six grandchildren: Harrison Clark Bluestein, Macy Macdonald Uustal, Willow Phipps Bluestein, Marian Hamilton Uustal, John Marcone Uustal, Willow Macy Clark and her brother Joseph Edward Conner. He was predeceased by his mother Virginia Phipps Cox, his father former Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Robert Osborne Cox, his brother John Stevens Clark (Barbara) and his sister Carol Clark Drum. Macdonald’s generosity, compassion, irreverence, wit, humor and drive made him a giant of a man to all who knew him. He lives on in all of us. A memorial service will be held this winter bringing together friends and family.

Gordon Douglas Mullins

1959

Gordon “Square Deal” Mullins ’59, age 74, of Richlands, VA passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Richlands and was the son of the late Doug and Dismal Fields Mullins of Tazewell County, and was raised by his late grandparents , Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fields Sr.

“Square Deal” was a class of 1958 graduate of Greenbrier Military School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 -1961. He was injured at the Berlin Wall and was discharged early from service. He was retired a contractor and part time comedian. He attended Gethsemane Baptist Church and was a lifelong resident of the area. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ginger Lowry Mullins; daughter, Sherry Kahib of Tazewell; grandchildren, J.D. Mullins, Jimmy Kahib, Jasmine Kahib; stepmother, Edith Mullins of Ft. Pierce, Fl; a host of friends.

There were no services and burial was private.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements and tose wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com

Paul Kemble "PK" Legg

1947

Son of Paul R. and Elizabeth Monroe Legg. Graduated from Lewisburg High School, served in Guam for U S Navy, and worked for the WV division of Highways; Married and preceded in death by wife Noble Clay Legg. Survived by son, Kemble Clay Legg of Lewisburg and Paula Legg Baisden of Maxwelton and several grandchildren. Graveside rites at Rosewood Cemetery of November 6, 2015 at 11 AM; Visitation at Wallace & Wallace in Lewisburg November 5, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg from 6 - 8 PM.

Joseph F. Taylor

1952

An obituary will follow.

Robert J. Boswell

1953

Mrs. Mary Boswell , wife, has notified the death of her husband, Robert J. Boswell September 9, 2015 in Damascus, MD. No other information was provided.

Webster Clay Nohe Jr.

1943

Webster Clay Nohe, Jr. of Vienna, WV, left this world peacefully in his sleep September 25, 2015, to be with the Lord.
He was born on November 1, 1925 in Parkersburg, WV the son of the late Clay and Mary Pickering Nohe.
Web was a graduate of Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV. Active in both World War II and the Korean War, he joined the U.S. Navy in Oct. 1943 and advanced to Signalman third class in Aug. 1944. He was stationed in Oran, Algeria and Palermo, Sicily. He was honorably discharged in 1946, graduated from Marietta College, and returned to the Navy in 1949. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade and was once again honorably discharged in 1952. He returned home just months before the birth of his son to work in real estate and property management until his retirement. In his younger years, Web was always very active and enjoyed handball, weight lifting and running. Those who knew him know of his long love affair with his wife’s poached eggs , large bags of M&M’s and Tootsie Pops. He enjoyed his twilight years watching the cardinals, hummingbirds and squirrels outside his bedroom patio. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.
He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 65 years (November), Dottie A. Nohe of Vienna. They were married in Carmel, CA while he was serving in the Navy. He is also survived by his children, former WV State Senator David C. Nohe (Pam) of Vienna and June Nohe-Fairchild of Vienna. He was always “Dee” to his grandchildren, Jennifer Holzapfel (Jeff), Diana Wilson (Josh), Trey Fairchild (Heather), and Adam Nohe (Jessica; and six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Audrey, Julia, Easton and Kate.
A graveside service is planned for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Mt Olivet Cemetery I Parkersburg, where he will be buried next to his parents, with Rev. Fr. John Gallagher officiating and military rites by Parkersburg American Legion Post # 105.

Robert P. Herman

1959

Robert's wife Sue has informed the Association of Robert's passing. A obituary is to follow,

Christopher Rush Walkup

1952

Christopher Rusk Walkup, 82, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, died peacefully at home on Saturday morning, September 5, 2015, after battling COPD.
Born March 25, 1933, at Renick, WV, he was a son of the late Harry Lepps and Ollie Mae Driver Walkup.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in White Sulphur Springs and was a Korean conflict veteran. He was a 1952 graduate of Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV, and attended WVU, joining Kappa Sig fraternity until he joined the army.
After returning from service, he gained employment with Capital Finance in Lewisburg, then First National Bank in Ronceverte, WV, and the Bank of White Sulphur Springs. He was President of the Bank of White Sulphur Springs for many years and president emeritus of First Citizens Bank of White Sulphur until retirement. Chris was past president of West Virginia Bankers Association in 1979 and 1980 and was past president of the White Sulphur Springs Industrial Development Incorporation. He was a member of the Hillsboro Mason Lodge in 1956, then was a member of the Allegheny Lodge at White Sulphur Springs, Chris was a member of the Elks Club , holding almost every local position and was past president of the Rotary International of White Sulphur Springs and served two terms ass president of the Chamber of Commerce. He was past chairman of the Greenbrier County Democratic Committee and was remembered for his undying support of WVU Athletics, especially football. Chris was an avid golfer and could always be found on the golf course with his buddies.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother , Ethel “Blondie” Walkup ; his paternal grandfather, Robert “Bob” James Walkup in 1947 ; paternal grandmother , Sadie McClung Walkup in 1958; and a half brother, Darrell Blake. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Frankie H. Walkup at home’ daughters, Sadie Ann Prichard (Allen) of Richmond, VA, and Victoria Rusk Walkup-Pierce (Eric) of Orlando, and Christopher Allen Prichard and Scott Franklin Prichard, both of Richmond, and Christopher Rusk Pierce of Orlando.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 PM on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Morningside Cemetery at Renick, WV, for family and close friends.
Visitation will be form 6-8 PM on Wednesday, September 9, at the Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs.
In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Shanklin Funeral Home is serving the family.
Note: Chris attended GMS for four (4) years and graduated as a 1st Lt., played JV football, served as editor-in chief of the student newspaper, member of the yearbook staff, Quill & Scroll, Hi-Y, Honor Court and Boot and Spur.

James Brightbill

1957

Mrs Jeanette Hughes Brightbill has called to inform the Association of Jim's passing on August 23, 2015. Jim had not been well for the two years prior to his death, being confined to a medical facility of one kind or another.

Details of his life, including a 26 year work history in the food service of WestPoint, return to Lewisburg then a later move to New York are included in his obituary which are to follow.

Eduard Garrett Grimes

1972

Eduard's wife has informed the Association of his recent passing. It is hoped an obituary can be obtained.

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