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Warrren Bradford Cummings

1967

Chief Warren Bradford "Brad" Cummings, 68, of Fairbanks passed away peacefully at home in the presence of loved ones on January 3, 2017 after a 5-year battle with breast cancer.
Brad was born on December 20th, 1948 in Wheelwright, KY and lived a full, happy life surrounded by friends and family doing the things he loved. At the age of 10, he moved to Atikokan, Ontario, Canada, and later graduated from the Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV as a Cadet First Lieutenant in 1967. In 1969 he was drafted for the Vietnam War out of Canada and served as a sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps, stationed in Fairbanks. Once discharged from the army, he attended a 6-month fire academy in Anchorage where he found his true passion in life. Upon finishing the training in 1972, he was hired by the Fairbanks Fire Department. In 1995 he was appointed to lead the Fire Department as Chief, where he served until retirement in 2015. Through his 43-year, 7-month tenure with the department, he oversaw millions in capital improvements through grants obtained at the federal and state level and served in various positions in the Alaska Fire Chiefs Association, the Western Fire Chiefs Associations, and the Alaska Fire Standards Council.
Along with his dedication to the fire community, Brad devoted much of his time to the Moose Fraternity. After joining in 1974, he served in various capacities on local, state and international levels. He most recently served as a member of the International Supreme Council beginning in 2009. His service with the Moose fraternity took him all over the United States where he enhanced the mission of the Moose Fraternity and spread the personal message about the importance of early breast cancer detection, for both men and women, through monthly self-exams.
Chief Cummings was well known for his kindness, generosity, and moral integrity. He will be profoundly missed by his family, friends and everyone in the Fairbanks community , who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Brad is survived by his wife of 23 years, Cathy; sons William Spairs, Owen Clyde and granddaughter Harper Clyde; daughters Amy Spairs, of Fairbanks, Carla Clyde and grandson Alex Wood of Fairbanks, Elizabeth Cummings and grandson Zayne Orin of Ketchikan, Christina Carlson, husband Sam, and granddaughter Bridget Carlson of Fairbanks; and brother Beaman Cummings, wife Pam, and Aunt Elizabeth Cummings of West Boylston, MA and Uncle Richard H. Cummings of Beverly Hills, MI. He is preceded in death by his parents, Waldo and Esther Cummings.
The family will will host a potluck celebration of life at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 7 for family and friends at the Fairbanks Moose Lodge. A ceremony dedicating the Fairbanks Fire Station Headquarters to Brad will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 11 and is open to the public.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Warren’s memory to the Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska, 1905 Cowles Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (bcdcofak.org) or Moose Charities, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100 (moosecharities.org).

Martin Luther "Pete" Harman

1951

Martin Luther "Pete" Harman, Jr. of Winter Haven, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on December 6, 2016 at the age of 83. Born October 17, 1933 in Richlands, Virginia,

Pete was raised in Tazewell until he began military school at age 13. He graduated from Greenbrier Military School as a member of the Class of 1951 and also completed work for a junior college degree in 1953.

He married Margaret Hardy in 1957, and they raised two daughters, Lynn and Kaye.

Pete was the Bluefield YMCA director and director of athletics and professor at Bluefield College for many years. Moving to Florida in 1975, Pete began serving on the St. Paul's Episcopal Church vestry and served as Headmaster of St. Paul's school. Pete loved the children and always had funny stories to tell.

He married Jean Klay Snively in 1979 and they began to travel the world, visiting over 167 countries. Pete is survived by his daughters Lynn Harman Margo (Curtis) of Tampa and Kaye Harman Stine (Jay), Stepsons James Klay Snively, Jeffrey Scott Snively, Bruce Alan Snively (Melissa), David Randall Snively (Melissa) and Richard Leigh Snively (Miladys) and thirteen grandchildren. Pete will mostly be remembered for his story telling and his love of people.

A celebration of life will be held December 22, 2016 at 11:00am First Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Good Shepherd Hospice 3450 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33805 and First Presbyterian Church, 637 6th Street NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 -

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Martin Luther "Pete" Harman

1951

Martin Luther "Pete" Harman, Jr. of Winter Haven, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on December 6, 2016 at the age of 83. Born October 17, 1933 in Richlands, Virginia,

Pete was raised in Tazewell until he began military school at age 13. He graduated from Greenbrier Military School as a member of the Class of 1951 and also completed work for a junior college degree in 1953.

He married Margaret Hardy in 1957, and they raised two daughters, Lynn and Kaye.

Pete was the Bluefield YMCA director and director of athletics and professor at Bluefield College for many years. Moving to Florida in 1975, Pete began serving on the St. Paul's Episcopal Church vestry and served as Headmaster of St. Paul's school. Pete loved the children and always had funny stories to tell.

He married Jean Klay Snively in 1979 and they began to travel the world, visiting over 167 countries. Pete is survived by his daughters Lynn Harman Margo (Curtis) of Tampa and Kaye Harman Stine (Jay), Stepsons James Klay Snively, Jeffrey Scott Snively, Bruce Alan Snively (Melissa), David Randall Snively (Melissa) and Richard Leigh Snively (Miladys) and thirteen grandchildren. Pete will mostly be remembered for his story telling and his love of people.

A celebration of life will be held December 22, 2016 at 11:00am First Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Good Shepherd Hospice 3450 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33805 and First Presbyterian Church, 637 6th Street NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 -

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James R. Lindsey Sr

1943

James r. Lindsey, SR, age 91, of High Meadows in Roaring Gap, NC, died peacefully on Monday, December 5, 2016, surrounded by family who loved him dearly.

Jim is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jeanette Brown Lindsey. He is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Jean York Lindsey of Roanoke and by his children, James R. Lindsey Jr., Julie Lindsey Hunsaker, Janet Burrow and husband Richard, all of Roanoke, John York Lindsey and wife, LaRhonda of Cedar Bluff, JoAnne Hairston and husband Tom of Abingdon. He is also survived by step-son Raymond Jackson and wife, Karen of Pounding Mill; and step son Richard Jackson and wife Paula of Ocala, Fl., Jim is also survived by his brother Lt. Col. Harry Vaughn Lindsey, Jr. and wife, Jean, of Independence.

“Granddaddy” is survived by Dr. Jimmy Lindsey, John Lindsey, Lee Hunsaker Jody Hunsaker Haller, Amanda Phillips Martinez, Sarah Phillips Blum, Matt Phillips, Taylor, Katie, Maggie and Ellie Lindsey Simmons -Ratliff, Martin Simmons, Kayla Jackson Whited, Patrick and Ryan Jackson, and ten grandchildren-in-law Matt Dexter Shaffer, Levi and Silas Haller, Grace and Caroline Blum, Stella and Louisa Martinez, and Boone Ratliff. Uncle Jim Shaffer is survived by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

James R. Lindsey was born to Harry Vaughn and Stella Crabtree Lindsey of Richlands on August 6, 1925. Jim graduated from Richlands High School in 1942 and then attended Greenbrier Military School on a football scholarship. From Greenbrier, he was recruited to play football at the University of Tennessee. When UT halted its 1943 season because of WWII, Jim was invited by coach Bobby Dodd to play for Georgia Tech. Jim rode the train to Atlanta and played for GT in the 1944 Sugar Bowl. Jim was drafted as soon as football season ended and served in the 3rd Air Force as a gunner on the B-29.

After the war, Jim attended Indiana University, graduating in 1948. With his wife, Jean and son, Jim Jr., he returned to Richlands and began his career in the life insurance business, Jim was an adventurous and enterprising businessman; day after day, he rode with coal truckers to sell life insurance policies to benefit the families of coal miners and truck driver of the region. He was most successful and was a leading salesman, featured in Time magazine and Sports Illustrated as a top salesman!

Jim was an outstanding person, businessman and well known and highly respected to all in southwest Virginia.

Paul Andrew Kuhne

1950

Paul's wife Romona has informed the Association of her husband's death.

WILLIAM HENRY HAMILTON IV

1944

CAPT William H. Hamilton, Jr. US navy (Ret.), 89, passed away on November 23, 2016. He was a native of San Diego, CA and was the son of the late Adm. William H. Hamilton, Sr. and Marjorie P. Hamilton.

CAPT Hamilton was a top graduate of Greenbrier Military School; top graduate of Bullis Preparatory and is mentioned in the history book of Bullis. He was a 1949 graduate of the US Naval Academy and was a US naval Aviator thru the Korean War. CAPT Hamilton entered UDT in California and became the Chief of UDT of the East Coast. He was then ordered to the Pentagon to organize a Special Ops group, which was named SEALS, making him the "Father of the SEALS". The CIA then recruited him for 6 years. After the CIA he returned to the Navy. His book "Night Fighter" was just released and it covers his life from Korea to SEAL Team 6.

Survivors include his wife Barbara, his children; Jean, Bill and Jan, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, date to be determined.

H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. is handling arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 27, 2016

Paul Andrew Kuhne

1950

Mrs Romona Kuhne, widow of Paul, has informed the Association of her husband's passing on November 23, 2016 in Weeki Wachee, FL.

No obituary or details available

WILLIAM ASA WHITE

1941

Willam Asa White, 94, lifelong resident of Madison, died on November 18, 2016, after an extended illness at home. Born June 28, 1922. Always lived in Madison, West Virginia. Always saying "Madison is a good place to live and raise a family" Bill was a quiet, gentle, kind and honest man who dearly loved his four children; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
He had several jobs before working at Boone National Bank with his father, E.E. White. He worked for 30 years at the Boone National Bank which went through many bank name changes. He was Senior Vice President in charge of operations upon retirement. Bill scored the winning shot in the State Regional basketball game at Gassaway against East Bank in 1940. Bill attended Greenbrier Military in Lewisburg, after high school before graduating from West Virginia Institute of Technology. He graduated from Scott High School in 1940. He played basketball and baseball (2nd base) for Scott High School and West Virginia Institute of Technology. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant on the USS Driller stationed in Argentia, Newfoundland. Returning from World War II, he returned to WVIT and earned a B.S. Degree in mathematics.
Bill's greatest pleasures in life was fishing, teaching the grandchildren to wade Little Coal River, how to bait a hook and enjoy the water. Loved to play tennis. He never said an unkind word about anyone. He was generous, but frugal. Very often he remarked, "We are really blessed to have such a wonderful family." He loved to read and calculate! Keeping the checkbook up to the minute correct! Loved a big bowl of ice cream and Snickers at midnight! He ate well, but never gained a pound.
Bill leaves behind, wife, Lois of 66 years; four children, William A. White Jr. (Cheryl), David Carver White (Wanda), Nancy Anne Gore (Jim), and Marjorie White Drinkard (Bill); ten grandchildren, Brian White, Laura White, Ryan White (Sara), Daniel White (Nikki), Kelly Hardy (Jason), Amanda Theetge (Shawn), Lyndsay Paugh (JC), Jarron Gore (Kristina), Martha Artley (Kenny), and Dylan Drinkard; ten great-grandchildren, Ethan White, Avery Theetge, Ellie Theetge, Dorothy Artley, Todd Artley, Lilly White, James Paugh, Asa Paugh, Macy White, Hank White. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the love of his life. Bill will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Everett Edison White and Lula Burdette White; brother, Everett E. White, Jr.; and sisters, Helen White Lacy and Audrey McCallister Byus.
He dearly loved and was a dedicated member and one of the oldest of the Madison United Methodist Church and was a life member of the Daniel Boone Post 5578 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Madison, WV. For years he helped collect many dollars and delivered many fruit baskets for the needy until he was no longer able to participate.
Service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 21, at Handley Funeral Home in Danville with the Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial will follow at Boone Memorial Cemetery at family plot with VFW Military rites. Friends may visit at 1 p.m. (one hour before the service begins). In lieu of flowers, please support Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 or the Madison United Methodist Church Faith Food and Family fellowship program.

John Summers Depue

1954

John Summers (Jack) Depue
BRIDGEPORT — John Summers (Jack) Depue, 81, passed away at home on Monday, October 24, 2016.
Jack was born June 19, 1935, in Sewickley, PA, to the late Camden and Pauline Depue.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Kramer) Depue, whom he married December 26, 1959, and three children, June Wedd of Columbus, OH, Jackie (Bill) Jennings of Richmond, KY, and John Depue of Bridgeport.
Surviving grandchildren are Jason Nolan of Asheville, NC, Lauren (Rick) Puckett of Stanford, KY, Cody (Allison) Wedd of Columbus, OH, Lonnie Wedd of Erie, PA, Sarah (Brad) Nally of Lexington, KY, Robert Jennings and Nathan Jennings of Richmond, KY.

Jack is also survived by brother-in-laws, Fred (Rita) Kramer of Sugarland, TX, and Bud (Conchita) of Hagerstown, MD; nieces, Mary Kay (Jim) Flagg, Jenny (Serhat) Midyat and Judy (Al) Sefir, all of Houston, TX, Becky Hall of Martinsburg, WV, and Brenda Manspeaker of Hagerstown, MD; nephews, Robert (Kelli) Kramer and Mathew (Kelly) Kramer of Martinsburg, WV, and Charlie (Loretta) Joy of Rockport, WV; many grandnieces and nephews complete his family.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his twin sister, Joan (Jill) Scott.
Jack graduated from Greenbrier Military Academy in Lewisburg, WV and attended West Virginia University. He received an honorary Bachelor of Arts from Alderson-Broaddus College, University of Hard Knocks. Jack served our country with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

During his professional career he built interstate roads and bridges, golf courses, and moved many West Virginia mountains to create flat land for development. Jack was an active Rotarian, Greenbrier Alumni Association and honorary Fork Union Alumni member.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jack’s memory to the Greenbrier Scholarship, c/o Fork Union Military Academy, PO Box 278, Fork Union, VA 23055, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Please join the family for a celebration of Jack’s life, food and fellowship Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. at the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.

The Depue family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV.

RICHARD HOWARD STATEN, JR.

1963

Richard Staten, Jr. On October 20, 2016, the heart that Richard Howard Staten, Jr., shared so selflessly with us all just gave out.
For the next chapter of his life, Richard had planned on retiring and moving to the North Carolina coast to enjoy the rest of his life with his beloved fiancée, Lynda Jennings. He is survived by Lynda of Covington, Va.; her children, Sylvia Moats (Daniel), Scott Jennings (Robin), Michael Jennings (Amy), Marla Tombs (Jason); sister, Stuart Ann Hanna of White Sulphur Springs; brother, Michael Staten (Barbara), Mobile, Ala.; sister-in-law, Ann Staten of Roanoke, Va.; niece, Keli Staten of Edmonds, Wash.; nephews, Phillip Staten of Chesterfield, Va., Ralph Hanna III (Emily) of Aiken, S.C., Chris Hanna (Nancy) of White Sulphur Springs, Matthew Hanna of White Sulphur Springs, Paul Hanna (Aimee) of Lewisburg, Andrew Hanna ( DeAnna) of Morgantown, Justin Hanna (Marie) of Roanoke, Va., and Quinn Hanna (Lauren) of Rockville, Md.
Born and raised in Lewisburg, the son of Carol and Richard Staten, Dick was a lifelong resident of Greenbrier County. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, he spent his childhood summers at Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca in Caldwell and later worked there as a camp counselor. An accomplished equestrian, he spent many years giving instruction to children in the equestrian arts. Dick also enjoyed bridge, tennis, his extensive lily collection, and traveling.
After Greenbrier Military School, Dick attended Concord College and received his M.B.A. from Marshall University in Huntington. He served in the Air Force during the conflict in Vietnam. He was an owner and manager of the Buzz-In store in White Sulphur Springs. He was an instructor at both the federal prison in Alderson and Greenbrier Community College, now New River. For many years, he was a franchise owner and accountant of H & R Block in White Sulphur Springs.
He not only took pride in his business, but he truly relished the friendships he made during his ventures.Dick belonged to the West Virginia Public Accountants Association and the National Association of Enrolled Agents, where he was a Master Tax Advisor of H & R Block. He was a past president of the White Sulphur Springs Rotary and was a Paul Harris Fellow.Dick was a devoted uncle to all of his nephews, his niece, and his great-nephews and great-nieces. He was a natural teacher and spent many hours teaching them of life's valuable lessons. A talented golfer and skilled hunter, he passed those lessons on as well. He will be sorely missed by all of them.Lynda's children and grandchildren were like his own. He could not have loved them more. He enjoyed taking the grandchildren fishing, teaching them to swim, and including them on vacations.
Dick was preceded in death by this parents, Carol and Richard Staten and a brother, Stanley.Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, November 12, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in White Sulphur Springs. A reception will follow in Butler Hall. In honor his love of animals, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dick's memory to the Greenbrier County Humane Society at 151 Holliday Lane, Lewisburg, WV 24901, or the Alleghany County, VA Humane Society at 9313 Rich Patch Road, Covington, VA 24426.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of the arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com. -

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