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William Bream White, Jr.


William Bream White Jr., 79, of Montgomery, died June 12, 2012, at home. He was born March 24, 1933, and was the son of the late William B. and Velma Young White Sr. He was also preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Melba White; his son, John White; and sister-in-law, Betty Carson.
Bill graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, and attended West Virginia University. He was drafted into the U.S. Army before graduation, and upon returning from the Army he married the love of his life, Melba Lou Fitzwater White, who preceded him in death in 2007, shortly after their 50th anniversary. He was the third generation owner and operator of the family business, White's Department Store in Montgomery, and had served on the Montgomery City Council. He was a member and elder of Montgomery Presbyterian Church, and an active choir member. He was a former member of the Montgomery General Hospital board of directors, and a member of Coal Valley No. 74 AF&AM in Montgomery and of the Scottish Rite Bodies in Charleston and the Beni Kedem Shrine in Charleston, where he was formerly a member of the Gold Band. After retiring from the family business, he received his B.A. degree in history from West Virginia State College. He also retired from the West Virgin! ia Governor's Office of Housing and Economic Development.
Surviving are his children, Ann Neese and her husband, Mike, of Montgomery, Alice White and her companion, Betty Nichols, of Pooler, Ga., and William B. White III of Charleston; grandchildren, Christopher Neese and his wife, Devon, of Charleston and Ashley Hawn and her husband, Josh, of Wilmington, N.C.; sister-in-law, Helen Fitzwater Lodge of Charleston; and brother-in-law, Tom Carson of Montgomery.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Montgomery Christian Church with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with Masonic graveside rites.
Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church.
O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent at

James Marvin Yoder


Master Sergeant Retired James Marvin Yoder

Birth date: August 26, 1939
Death date: May 25, 2012

James Marvin Yoder, 72, of Farmville went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 25. James was born on August 26, 1939 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Millard and Katherine (Scarberry) Yoder. He died peacefully in the arms of family, with the support of many friends after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

James graduated from Greenbrier Military Academy in 1957 and joined the Army where he valiantly served our country until his retirement in 1978. He began his second career in 1980 with the Department of Corrections and retired for the second time in 2002. He loved farming, fishing and traveling with his lovely wife, Vada Ilene Yoder. James was a long-time member of the Maranatha Baptist Church.

James was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Vada Ilene; their children, Kim Lang Yoder (Le'), Patricia Hurt (Jimmy), Eugene Lester, Wilma Jean Altice (Richard), and Jerry Howerton, as well as 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Brothers Kenneth Yoder (Sharon) of Tornado, WV, Harold Yoder of Georgia as well as boyhood friends Ronny Williams and Bob Blair of Charleston, West Virginia and good friend Don Campbell of Keysville, VA also survive him.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012 1:00pm at the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home with interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:00-9:00pm at the funeral home.

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Puckett Funeral Home 115 Covington Court Farmville VA 23901 (map/driving directions)

1:00 pm on Monday, May 28, 2012 at Puckett Funeral Home 115 Covington Court Farmville VA 23901 (map/driving directions)

Trinity Memorial Gardens 22482 Prince Edward Hwy Farmville VA 23901 (map/driving directions)

Harold "Buddy" Baisden


Harold Lloyd Baisden, age 71 passed from this life on May 19, 2012. He was the much beloved father of Eva Baisden Canitano and Lisa Baisden Towery. Our Dad loved his son in laws, Joseph Canitano and Roger Towery. He truly adored his three grandchildren, Courtney Canitano, Matthew Towery and Michael Towery and they have so many special memories of the years they spent together. We will forever cherish the many trips we took over the years, our camping adventures, hiking and walks on the beach. We will always think of him when we see the leaves change in Fall, a beautiful waterfall or talking with our children around the fire. We were blessed to remain close and committed as a family over the years. We will continue to carry on his legacy and are thankful to so many of you who have reached out to us over the years. He truly felt loved and appreciated by all of you.

He was a 1958 graduate of Greenbrier Military School and Marshall University. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a retired Fairfax County police officer as well as serving the Prince William County Sheriff’s Department. It was truly his honor to serve in that capacity.

He also leaves behind a sister, Carolyn Sue Crum and her husband Doug, brother, Darvin and his wife Nancy, sister Kaye and husband Richard. He cherished his nieces and nephews, James, John, Walter, Ben, Sandi and Travis. We would also like to acknowledge his special relationship with his cousin, Earl Baisden as well as his very dear friend, Chuck Cohenour.

What has been our earthly loss is certainly Heaven’s gain. We have truly been blessed by this special man. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorial Service for Buddy Baisden
Wednesday May 23, 2012
Baker-Post Funeral Home
10001 Nokesville Road
Manassas, Virginia 20110

Family will receive 1-2 PM
Service 2 PM
Reception Immediately after the service

In Lure of flowers, please make any donations to

Hospice Capital Caring
10530 Linden Lake Plaza
Suite 200
Manassas, Virginia 20109

Thanks for all the cards, calls, e-mails, food and prayers


Robert E. Fletcher


Robert died this morning (Tuesday, May 8, 2012) due to complications from type II diabetes.

More details will follow as availalble.

Robert Rush Largen


Robert R Largen (March 9, 1927 - May 7, 2012)

Robert Rush Largen, 85, of Lacey, WA passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at his home. Bob was born March 9, 1927 to William M. Largen and Annie Hite Largen in Coalwood, WV. He grew up in Coalwood and Raysal, WV, graduating in 1944 from War High School. After attending Greenbrier Military School, Bob served his country in the United States Army. His military career spanned 27 years, including WWII and two tours in Vietnam. He retired in 1972 as a Chief Warrant Officer III in Communications and Cryptography. Bob then worked at the Washington State Library where he met Rosemary Shold. They married on August 2, 1974, making their home in Yelm, WA. Bob was a coal miner, photographer, gunsmith, and author as well as a life teacher. He used his wit and creativity to convey his thoughts in a way that captivated his audience, making a lasting impression on everyone he met. Bob was a member of the St. Columban Parish in Yelm. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Rosemary Shold; his children Alan R. Largen (Allison) of Vashon Island; Catherine W. Largen; Patricia M. Largen, both of Federal Way; Thomas M. Largen of Spanaway; and William C. Largen (Anna) of Cocollala, ID; his grandchildren Otto and Nolon Largen; his step-grandchildren Cale and Erin Middleton; and his sister Wilma L. Jefferson of Winston-Salem, NC. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Yelm Cemetery in Yelm, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at

David Curtis Parrish Jr..


In Memory of
David Curtis Parrish Jr.
Entered into rest - May 2, 2012

Sunday, May 6 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Monday, May 7, 2012 10:30 A.M. St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Paris Cemetery
David Curtis Parris, Jr., 90, of Bourbon County, died Wednesday, 2 May 2012 in Paris, Kentucky as a result of complications from Parkinson's Disease. Parrish was born 14 May 1921 in Bourbon County, the fourth son to the late Stella Adams Parrish and David Curtis Parrish. He was predeceased by brothers, Thomas Douglas Parrish, William Hockaday Parrish, Rodes Shackelford Parrish, James Leslie Parrish, and a sister, Laura Lee Parrish. On 25 August 1945, he married Susan Taylor Hyde of West Hartford, Connecticut. Parrish was educated in the Paris School system and was graduated from Paris High School in 1940. He then attended Greenbrier Military College, Lewisburg, West Virginia. From there he entered the United States Army Air Force at the beginning of World War II. After obtaining his flight wings and further training, he entered the European Theatre as a P-47 pilot with the 396th Fighter Squadron 368th Fighter Group. Flying initially from England as escort to bombers over Germany, later he would fly missions in support of ground troops during the D-Day invasion. His group transferred to France shortly after D-Day participating in strafing attacks on German defensive positions. For his efforts during this time he was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, and the Air Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters. He returned to the states in January 1945 and served in pilot instruction at Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, until discharge in the summer of 1945. Parrish was a lifelong resident of Bourbon County where he was a founding member of The Clay Ward Agency in 1961 and Indian Creek in 1971. He was past-president of the Paris Rotary Club, the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA, The Thoroughbred Club of America, and The Kentucky Lloyd's Agent Association. In 2009, Parrish was named to the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame. A lifelong farmer, he greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening and following The University of Kentucky athletic teams. Parrish is survived by his wife of 66 years, Susan Hyde Parrish. He is also survived by a son, Rodes Shackelford Parrish and daughters, Helen Parrish Beach and Leslie Parrish Isaacs; grandchildren, Susan Taylor Beach Moloney, Charles Beach IV, David Parrish Isaacs, and William Stewart Isaacs; and great granddaughters, Catherine Elliott Moloney and Caroline Fielding Moloney. Visitation will be at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Paris, KY, Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday May 7, 2012 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Paris, KY, with burial to follow at the Paris Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. Michael E. Carlisle and Rev. Chris Brannock-Wanter. Pallbearers will be Charlton C. Cox, Theodore R. Kuster, Dr. Murray West, W.B. Rogers Beasley, Charles Beach IV, David Parrish Isaacs, William Stewart Isaacs, and Michael Whit Moloney. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Kentucky Aviation Museum, of the charity of your choice.

William Cameron "Wood" McCue


MAXWELTON — William Cameron “Wood” McCue died at home in Maxwelton, West Virginia, on April 23, 2012. Wood was born on February 25, 1933, in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Frank Cyrus and Janet Arbuckle McCue and grew up on Hillhurst Farm in Maxwelton, West Virginia, with his parents, two brothers, five aunts and one uncle. Wood married Shirley Rocha in 1957; they recently celebrated 55 happy years together.

Wood attended Greenbrier County public schools and graduated from Greenbrier Military School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training from West Virginia University and a degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia. Wood earned Master’s degrees in Public Health from the University of Michigan and in City Planning from the University of Cincinnati.

Wood served as Associate Executive Director of the Chattanooga Health and Welfare Planning Council of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later as Executive Director of the Public Health Federation in Cincinnati. From 1968 to 1978 he was Executive Director of the Comprehensive Health Planning Council of South Florida, formed a management consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and, under contract with the U.S. Public Health Service, wrote “The History of Health Planning in America” and represented the United States at an International World Health Organization conference on health planning in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 1980, Wood and Shirley came home to Greenbrier County. They settled into the home place in Maxwelton and with Tom Moore formed Moore-McCue and Associates, a private practice offering comprehensive physical therapy services. Wood became an enthusiastic and dedicated community volunteer. For twenty-six years he volunteered as athletic trainer to Greenbrier East High School and Greenbrier Eastern Middle School. The training room at Greenbrier East, which he developed, not bears his name. He was also inducted into the Greenbrier East High School Sports Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class of 2002.

He was an active member of the Lewisburg Rotary Club and the Lewisburg Elks Lodge and Country Club. Wood led the campaign to raise funds to build a new Country Club after the old one was destroyed by fire. He was several times named Elk of the Year. Wood was active in the Presbyterian Church in every city he lived in. He served as a ruling Elder at Clifton Presbyterian Church, Maxwelton.

In recognition of their service to church and community, Wood and Shirley received Shepherd’s Center Greenbrier Valley’s Community Service Award in 2011. Wood was inducted into the West Virginia University’s College of Physical Activity and Sports Science Hall of Fame in 2011. He was named most effective Community Health Planner in America by the American Public Health Associating and the American Health Planning Association.

Wood McCue was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Davis McCue.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley, his brother, Dr. Frank C. McCue III and wife Nancy, and his sister-in-law Barbara Lynn McCue. He is survived by his nieces Janet Kimberly McCue, Krista McCue Moshier (Mark), Marylyle McCue Reiter (Jordan) and his nephews Gregory Davis McCue (Whitney) and Frank Joseph McCue. Also surviving are two great-nieces, Emily and Alice Arbuckle Craig, four great-nephews, Scott McCue (Candice), Wesley and Davis Moshier, Nissim Reiter, and one great-great-nephew, Davis William McCue.

A service of Thanksgiving for the life of Wood McCue will be held on May 5, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Clifton Presbyterian Church, Maxwelton, West Virginia, with Rev. Janice Johnson officiating, with a Celebration of his life at the Lewisburg Elks Country Club immediately following the service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts in Wood’s memory be made to Clifton Presbyterian Church, PO Box 200, Maxwelton, WV 24957, or to the Lewisburg Elks Country Club, PO Box 68, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Wood (Bill) was a 1953 Junior College graduate of Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg.

Richard Lee Skaggs II


LEWISBURG — Richard Lee “Rick” Skaggs II, 60, of Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2012, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Born November 20, 1951, in Ronceverte, Rick was the son of Virginia Craggs Skaggs of Lewisburg and the late Richard Lee “Dick” Skaggs.

Rick was Owner of Quick Essentials in Lewisburg, former owner of Park Grove Farms Feed Store and Mountaineer Bump Shop was a member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, and was a member of Richlands Ruritan Club.

Other than his father, Rick was preceded in death by son-in-law Greg Carter.

Survivors include wife Mary Lou Skaggs of Lewisburg; mother Virginia S. Skaggs of Lewisburg; daughter Melissa Skaggs Carter of Lewisburg; stepdaughter Suzanne Brown of Maxwelton; stepgrandson Tyler Caldwell of Maxwelton; sister Ginnie (Dan) Glick of Clarksville, MD; brother Kim (Debbie) Skaggs of Richmond, VA; Melissa’s mother Nanette Skaggs of Lewisburg; aunt Barbara Braun of N.J.; uncles Bill Russell of Lewisburg and Douglas Craggs of Baltimore, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

Rick was a graduate of Greenbrier East High School and was a post graduate student at Greenbrier Military school in 1970

Service will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Dexter Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery.

Friends may call Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.

James Russell Fields


James Russell Fields
September 5, 1941 - April 17, 2012

James Russell Fields known to family and friends as “Jim or Jimmy Fields “
died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Jim, age 70, believed in Jesus and practiced his faith. He was a cherished son, beloved grandson, precious nephew, dear cousin, and a loyal friend to everyone he met.
He was born September 5, 1941 in Isaban, WV to the late Louise Butler Fields Hall and the late Russell Fields. Jim lived in Welch, WV, Pittsburgh, Pa, Washington, D.C., but spent his adult life in the Roanoke/Vinton area.
Jim attended Greenbrier Military School, Lewisburg, WV and graduated from Carlisle Military Academy, Bamberg, South Carolina. Upon graduation from Carlisle, he continued his education and training throughout his life. Jim took to heart and practiced Carlisle’s belief that states, “Believing that indeed American is dear and that patriotism and citizenship should be deep sentiments…” He had a passion for history, democracy , and the military and was a strong supporter of the veterans. He loved horses and rode for years. Jim was an avid football fan. He followed West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, The Ohio State University, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He enjoyed traveling with his mother Louise and step- father Jack. Jim’s favorite dining spot was Montano’s where he knew most everyone by name. Jim was a member of First Baptist Church of Roanoke. He was a retired employee of General Electric. He valued his relationships with family and friends and never missed a family birthday party or holiday gathering, Jim was kind, compassionate and always looking for ways to make others feel special. He never met a stranger.
Jim leaves behind his step father Jack Hall, Welch, WV, two aunts, Emma Hampton(Jimmy) Roderfield, WV, Mabel Bailey(Phil) Elkview, WV, two uncles,
Sammy Butler(Emma Lou) Bluefield, VA, Frank Butler, Monroe,OK. Close neighbor and friends John and Sybil Mills, Vinton, VA. Steps brothers and sisters Robert and Karen Johnson of Colorado, David, Russ, Rhonda and Donna Hall of Canada. Cousins Patty Vance Shermat(Carl), Roanoke, VA, Kathy Hampton Daniels(Joe), New Albany, OH, ,Michael Hampton(BJ) Douglasville, GA, Joey Pierce(Janice) Fuquay Verina, NC, Danny Butler(Ann), Timmy Butler(Vickie), Robbie Butler(Shannon) all of Iaeger, WV , AJ Fields, South Charleston, WV, twelve second cousins, seven third cousins. Pallbearers will be Jack Hall, Jimmy Hampton, Phil Bailey, Michael Hampton, Joey Pierce, Michael Shermat, Carl Shermat, Matthew Daniels, Jarrod Hampton, John Mills.

Funeral service will be held in the Faith Chapel of First Baptist Church 12:00 noon Saturday April 21, 2012, the Rev. Dr Bryan Smith will officiate and entombment will follow at the Belvedere Gardens Mausoleum at Sherwood Memorial Park. In Lieu flowers memorials may be made to The National D-Day Memorial Foundation, P.O Box 77 Bedford VA 24523. The family will receive friends on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel. 540-982-2100, online condolences may be made at

Born: September 5, 1941
Death: April 17, 2012

James Kalaaualaokuakini Woolsey, Jr.


JAMES KALAAUALAOKUAKINI WOOLSEY, JR., 81, of Kaneohe, died at home on April 4, 2012. He was born in Honolulu and grew up in Manoa. He was the oldest and only surviving son of his predeceased parents James K. and Henrietta Hughes Woolsey. He attended Manoa Elementary, Punahou School and graduated from Greenbrier Military Academy. He achieved the highest rank as a cadet major at Greenbrier. He received a football scholarship to attend Marshall College in West Virginia and also attended University of Hawaii.

His college was interrupted by the Korean War so he joined the Navy and served on the USS Roanoke. At the time of his passing he was Post Commander of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Board member of Oahu One Federal Credit Union and Hawaii Funeral and Cemetery Association.

He was an entrepreneur and most recently was co-owner of Woolsey Mortuary Services and Woolsey Funeral & Cemetery Services. He was active in many clubs, organizations, and societies, contributing exemplar service to all.

He is survived by wife, Ida Kahaumeliala Mesquita; sons, Thomas “Tommy” and Harry Woolsey, Jeffrey, Richard, Antonio and Pono Ledford; daughters, Danna Mae Keanu and Anela Woolsey; grand-children Jordan, Justin, Sierra Lynn, Jonah, Clorissa Estrella, Spencer, Christopher, Whitney, Alyssa, Bryson, Ashley, Courtney, Darcey, Kawika and one great grandchild Jordyn; aunt Miriam Reed; brother in law Sandy Smith; sister in law, Toni Makanoa and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services held.

Shirley McClung Moore


Shirley was the wife of Huston B. Moore Jr., M.D., of Lewisburg. As a member of the Moore family, she worked for the school and Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca, performing a variety of clerical duties.

Her husband was the son of Col H.B. Moore who came to Lewisburg in 1906 as the president of Greenbrier Presbyterial School, later Greenbrier Presbyterial Military School, then to Greenbrier Military School when he and his two brothers, Joe and D.T., purchased the school. Huston taught all levels of math, chemistry and physics. In the early 1970s, he left GMS to attend med school at WVU.

Shirley and Houston had two sons, Burr who died as a young child and David, an attorney practicing law in Lewisburg.

Shirley's brothers, Glen Alan ‘66, G. Richard ‘59, C. Douglas ‘62 and C. Wayne ‘60 are graduates of GMS.

Frank H Batchelor


Frank H. Batchelor passed away in his home on Windy Ghoul Drive, Beaver, on Thursday, March 29, 2012, the day of his 90th birthday.

Mr. Batchelor was the son of the late Frank M. Batchelor and Aurelia Harvey Batchelor of Monaca. His late siblings were Anne Batchelor Steege and William Batchelor. He leaves his wife, Carin Mommendey Batchelor; sons, Frank and his wife Margit of Wellesley, MA and Stuart and his wife Nancy of Burlingame, CA; and four grandchildren, Kristina (Wellesley), Andrea and her husband Ryan Patrico (Providence, RI), Jessica (Denver, CO) and Christopher (Burlingame).

Mr. Batchelor was of the Presbyterian faith. He was born and raised in Monaca, graduated from Greenbrier Military Academy, and received his bachelor's degree from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Army and served with the 398th Regiment of the 100th Infantry Division in Ardennes/Alsace, Rhineland, and Central Europe. In Germany, during the occupation, he met his future wife. After military service, he joined the family business, Batchelor Bros. Furniture, which he managed until its closure in 2010. Batchelor Furniture was in continuous operation by only two-generations of the family for 114 years since its founding in Monaca in 1896. Stores existed in several locations in Monaca, Rochester, and Baden. The Northern Lights store was an original store when that shopping complex opened. The Beaver Valley Mall store also was among the initial group of tenants there. Additionally, he worked in banking in Monaca with the First National Bank of Beaver County as both its Chairman and President.

Beyond his business-related undertakings, Mr. Batchelor was active in the community. He served as chairman of the Salvation Army of Beaver County, chairman of the Advisory Board of Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus, and president of the Board of Trustees of the former Children's Home of Beaver County. He was a recipient of the William Booth award from the Salvation Army honoring his service to that institution. His dedication to these organizations spanned decades.

He and his wife were inveterate international travelers throughout much of his life. They were for many years members of the Beaver Tourist Club.

Benton Lloyd Mize, Jr.


MIZE, Benton Lloyd Jr., 81, of Ruther Glen, passed away on March 26, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Maria R. Mize; sons, Lloyd B. Mize III (Rachel), James L. Luntsford and Dudley L. Luntsford; daughters, Linda M. Pittman (Kenneth), Catherine L. Edwards and Christina V. Kothe; a sister, Nancy M. Burnham (Ron); nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Lloyd was the owner of Mize Hardware in Ruther Glen, Va. He was also a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Lloyd was a 1949 graduate of Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV, a four year cadet and held the rank of Captain. Lloyd was a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and served his country in Korea. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Lloyd had a great sense of humor and a giving heart. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 25187 Signboard Rd., Ruther Glen, Va. 22546. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church reception hall following the services. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bon Secours Hospice, 8580 Megellan Pkwy., #4, Richmond, Va. 23227, your local food bank, or the charity of your choice.

James B. Heller


Obituary not available at this time (4/13/2012)

David Lee Ong


David Lee Ong, 64, of Hurricane went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House with his family by his side.
David was born September 2, 1947, in Charleston, a son of Millie Ong and the late Donald Ong. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Erika Rae Tyler.

David is also survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Debbie Ong; daughters, Jenni Sutherland and Sarah Hartwell and her husband, Mike, all of St. Albans; sister, Donna O'Field of Daniels; brother, Thomas Ong and his wife, Barbara, of Charleston; and his best friend and life brother, Pete Lopez. Also left to cherish his memory are his five grandchildren, who were the joy of his life, Reese Sutherland, Jorden Hartwell, Chance Hartwell, Kailey Sutherland and Brinklee Hartwell.

David attended Greenbrier Military School, and was a graduate of Charleston High and a U.S. Navy veteran. Following in his father's footsteps, David pursued a successful career in the automobile industry. He retired from Joe Holland in 2003, where he served as import sales manager. To those who knew him, he will be remembered for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor that he maintained until the end. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish. He will be remembered for his love of God, his family and his enduring friendships.

A celebration of David's life will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans with Pastor David Bess officiating. Entombment will follow in Graceland Memorial Park, with military graveside rites to be conducted.

Gathering of family and friends will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Steve Lewis; the nursing staff at CAMC Memorial; and the staff at Hubbard Hospice House for the exceptional love and care they gave David and his family.

James Richard Campbell


March 3, 2012, J. Richard Campbell [Keyser, W.Va.] , Cumberland Times-News

KEYSER, W.Va. — J. Richard Campbell, 90, of Keyser, died on Friday, March 2, 2012, at his residence.

Born on Aug. 10, 1921, in Dawson, W.Va., he was a son of the late John Lee and Lilly Dale (Woollard) Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Margaret (Hobbs) Campbell on Nov.15, 2011.

Mr. Campbell was a graduate of Smoot High School and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He continued his education and graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Business Administration, West Virginia Tech. with B.S. in Industrial Arts and Social Studies and West Virginia University with a M.S. in School Administration. He attended Marshall University, Oklahoma State Middle Management, Boston, Massachusetts and Central Connecticut State.

A man of great experience, he taught at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley Greenbrier County Schools, Assistant Principal in Greenbrier County School, Supervisor of Vocational Education, Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons in Danbury, Conn. and taught Apprenticeship Class at Henry Abbot Vocational Technical in Danbury, Conn. He was the first Director of the Mineral County Vocational Technical School and retired in 1984 as Mineral County Superintendent of Schools.

Dick enjoyed hunting, golf, bridge, gardening, practical jokes and especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was Past President, Board of Director and member of Keyser Rotary Club, member of Chamber of Commerce, 50-years member of Davis Lodge 51, AF & AM, Potomac Highlands, Past President and member of Mountaineers for Rural Progress, VFW Post 3518 Nancy Hanks, First United Methodist Church, Chairman of First United Methodist Administrative Council, McKinley Bible Class and United Methodist Men. He was a charter member of Wolf Creek Lodge and the last surviving charter member of the Smoot Ruritan Club. Professional memberships included WVEA, NAASP, AVA and WVFA and Soil Conservation.

Surviving are his children, Mary Hutzler and husband Jim of Alexandria, Va., Tom Campbell and wife Paula, John Campbell and wife Karen, all of Keyser, Dale “Gus” Campbell and wife Cathy of Woodbridge, Va. and Cassandra Campbell of Keyser. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren, Mara Boggs and husband Ken, Lee Ann Haley and husband Jeremy, Katie Campbell, C. J. Campbell, Clint Campbell and wife Anna, Tandi Smith, Amy Smith, Scott Smith, Lindsey and Stephanie Campbell; and four great-grandchildren, Arabella Boggs, Cole Boggs, Lyla

Robert L. Price Jr.


Robert Lee Price, Jr. died February 22,2012, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
bob entered GMS in the 8th grade and graduated in the class of 1966. He was the Company Commander of Band Company and was from Oak Hill West Virginia

Harold Berlin Snyder, Jr.


Harold B. SNYDER Jr.

SNYDER, Harold B. Jr., Colonel, U.S. Army, (retired) A Bethlehem, Pa. native, Buz Snyder graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in 1956 as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He declined prestigious engineering offers to commit to a career in the Army. Following the Basic Infantry Officer's Course, he attended and completed the Army's Ranger Course and Flight School. In May, 1957, he married Varina native and graduate of Hollins College, Nelda R. Wood. Throughout his distinguished Army career, he was blessed with challenging assignments in command and staff in seven states, the District of Columbia, and five countries abroad. His last active duty assignment as Commandant of the VMI Corps of Cadets was his most cherished. An expert in military aviation he earned a Masters in Aerodynamics from Georgia Tech and graduated from the Navy War College. Colonel Snyder was a decorated combat veteran and Master Aviator with numerous awards including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Army Air medals. After completing 28 years of continuous, active military service he retired to Eastern Henrico County in September, 1984. Buz remained very active the last 28 years in civic affairs as member and past president of the VMI Club of Richmond, member and past president of the Varina Lions Club, member and Chairman of the J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College Board, and member of the Old Dominion Eye Foundation Board, the James River Association and the Richmond Audubon Society. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nelda; and two sons, Hal (Kathy) of Frederick, Md. and Chip (Kim) of Eden, N.C.; six grandchildren, Margot, Chase, Hunter, Kristin, Keely and Conor; a sister, Martha Tom of Fresh Meadows, N.Y.; a sister, Johanna Staub of Francestown, N.H.; a brother, Thomas of Edmonton, Alberta; and a sister, Elizabeth Knight of Gladwyne, Pa. Burial is private. Friends are invited to join the family for a remembrance reception on Sunday, February 26, from 2 - 5 p.m. at The Nelsen Reception Center, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, Va. 23231. A memorial gathering will also be held on May 5, (details forthcoming) in conjunction with the 20th annual Varina Lions Club Canoe-A-Thon of which Buz was the founding father. In lieu of flowers, remembrance gifts may be made to the "Colonel Buz Snyder Scholarship Fund" at the VMI Foundation, P.O. Box 932, Lexington, Va. 24450, or the Varina Lions Club, Inc., P.O. Box 38292, Richmond, Va 23231.

Buz was a 1953 graduate of the Greenbrier Military School junior college program.

Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from February 17 to February 19, 2012.

Chester W. Mooney


Chester W. Mooney, Jr. (Age 82)
Died on January 28, 2012 at his home, Sunrise of Alexandria. Chester is survived by his sister, Lorrine Brueil, a son and two grandchildren. Chester served in the Air Force, Army, and Army Reserve during WWII and Korea.

Chester was a graduate of Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV. He was a life member of the school's alumni association.

He retired from Giant Foods after 44 years of service. A Memorial Service will be held on February 10, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., at Sunrise of Alexandria, 3520 Duke Street, Alexandria. A reception hosted by Tina Svenson will follow the service. Interment will be in Vermont in the spring. His family and friends would like to thank the staff of Sunrise for their help and friendship

Buford Dennis Hepler


Buford Dennis Hepler '66

Buford Dennis Hepler, 64, formerly of Oswego and currently residing in Winthrop, NY passed away on Tuesday January 17, 2012 at University Hospital.

Dennis was born in Rome, NY where he was raised and educated. He was a 1966 graduate of Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Mr. Hepler was a proud US Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. Dennis helped many people, especially veterans, employed by various agencies as a counselor for many years. He also assisted the Canadian Government in helping establish their PTSD Program for Veterans.

Surviving is his son, Dennis B. Hepler and Patricia Neri of Liverpool, and a grandson, Brian C. Hepler.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 from 4 to 7pm at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners 3541 Rte. 31 Baldwinsville, NY. Military honors will be conducted at 7:00 pm. Services and burial will private at the convenience of the family.

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Walter H. Kropp


KROPP Walter H. Kropp, passed away on January 9, 2012 at the Wesley Ridge English Garden in Reynoldsburg. Mr. Kropp was a retired Savings and Loan Association Executive and prominent Mason. He was the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Federal, Ohio Federal, and Mid America Federal Savings and Loan Associations of Columbus, Ohio. He retired in 1987. He was a distinguished 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and served as the Presiding Officer and Deputy for Ohio, along with notable service on the governing Board of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite in Lexington, Massachusetts. He functioned as a former member and officer of many Boards including; President of the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Public Library, Executive Committee of the United States League of Savings Institutes, Chairman of the Ohio League of Savings Associations, Thrift Advisory Committee to the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C., Vice Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Camco Financial Corporation of Cambridge, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Elford Inc General Contractors, Columbus Home Builders Association, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the First Congregational Church, Downtown Kiwanis Club, Bexley Historical Society, the Columbus Club, and the Athletic Club of Columbus. During World War II, he served with distinction as an Infantry Captain in Italy and Germany, and was awarded the Purple Heart, and a Bronze Star and two Silver Star Medals for valor. He attended Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, West Virginia, Denison University, and Ohio State University in Ohio. He was predeceased by his mother and father Vernon Rose Shawaker Kropp and Walter C. Kropp, and two brothers Franklin A. Kropp and Richard V. Kropp. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Thornburgh Kropp; son, Walter B. and Kathy Kropp of Columbus; and son, Karl V. Kropp and Julia Sullivan of Reston, Virginia. Also beloved grand-children, Walter W. (Will) and Sarah Jane Kropp of Columbus, Richard A., Andrew K., Patrick R., and Karl Aidan Kropp-Sullivan of Reston. He was an active member of the Athletic Club of Columbus and an avid golfing member of the Columbus Country Club. Family will receive friends Friday from 4-6 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN CHAPEL, 229 E. State Street. Memorial service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St. Family will observe private burial. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Dyslexia Centers, 290 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, OH 43017 or Motts Military Museum, 5075 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport, OH 43125. Online condolences may be made to
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from January 11 to January 12, 2012

Charles Edward Vannetta


The Association has been notified by Carol Vannetta Farrell of Charles' death

William Edward Froelich, Jr. '43


Bill died December 25, 2011 in Gridley, IL. He is a member of the Holt family, well known in West Virginia and New Jersey politics. No further details are available

Robert Elwood Erwin


Robert Elwood Erwin, 85, passed away Saturday December 24, 2011 in Vienna, WV. He was born November 13, 1926 in Lewisburg, WV, a so of the late Joseph R and Lessie Wood Erwin.

Robert was a graduate of Lewisburg high School and also attended Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg. He is surbived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Wells Erwin; two sons David Jefrey of Alton, IL, and Richard Well ofTyrone, GA., and several grandchildren and neices and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, December 29 at St. Pauls United Methodist Church and the body was inturned in Evergreen North Cemetery wuth full military rites.

Thomas J. Trageser


Thomas Jay Trageser, a custom carpenter and builder, died Tuesday at his mother's home in Erie after a prolonged illness. He was 60. Born in Cleveland, Mr. Trageser was the son of Helen Trageser, and the late William Trageser. He attended Millcreek public and parochial schools, and the Greenbrier Military School, in Lewisburg, W. Va. He graduated from McDowell High School in 1969. In 1971, he married Carol Bebell, in Erie, and the couple moved to a home they built in Venango, Pa. He was employed as a salesman for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. until 1989, when the family moved to Arlington, Va. There, he established Trageser & Assoc., doing custom carpentry and commercial construction in the Washington, D.C. area. He closed the business and retired five years ago. Mr. Trageser had a big appetite for life, was great fun to be with, and never lost touch with his many close friends in the Erie area. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and also had a love of photography, golf, and pinochle, which he was playing with friends just hours before his death. In addition to his wife of 40 years, Mr. Trageser is survived by his mother, Helen Trageser, of Erie; two brothers, John of Millersville, Md., and his wife, Karen, and Andrew of Pittsburgh, and his wife, Susan. Also, three sisters, Christine Roylance of Cockeysville, Md., and her husband, Frank, Terry Colwell of Corry, Pa., and her husband, John, and Wendy Onorato, of Erie, and her husband, Paul. Also surviving are his son, Casey, daughter-in-law, Jackie; and grandson, Nathaniel, all of Woodbridge, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was preceded in death by a daughter, Katie Ann, in 1984, and a son, Todd, in 1991. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd., and are invited there on Friday for the funeral service at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. John Dyke. Burial will follow at the Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3642 W. 26th St., Erie, PA 16506.

Joseph Lemon


Lieutenant Colonel (US Army Retired) Joseph F. Lemon passed away December,17, 2011 in Lewisburg, WV. He was born in Claremont, WV to Dr. Charles W. Lemon, MD and Mary Virginia Lawton Lemon on Augus 3, 1918. The family moved to Lewisburg in 1932.

He attended Greenbrier Military School from 1932-38. He attended West Virginia University studying engineering and left school to join the US Army in 1942. He was assigned to the 78th Infantry (lightning) Division, Artillery, Camp Butler, NC. He deployed to England in October 1944 and to France in November 1944. He returned home in May of 1946. LTC Lemon served 21 years and 11 months. His tours of duty included Korea, Berlin,Germany; Trieste, Italy; Camp Zuma,Tokyo, Japan; Fort Sill, OK; Fort Chaffee, Ark; Fort Huachuca, AZ; and White Sands Missle Range, NM; and as an US Army recruiter in New Orleans. He retired in 1963 at Fort Sill, OK and returned to college to finish his degree. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with his Engineering Degree in 1965. He returned to Lewisburg to care for his mother. He was a supporter of Greenbrier Military School Alumni, West Virginia University, the 78 Division, and Oklahoma State University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Charles W. Lemon, Jr and wife Norma Wallace Lemon. He is survived by his brother Dr. George L Lemon, MD (Bernice) of Nashville, TN; his nephews George L. Lemon (Rebecca Cutlip Lemon) of lewisburg, where he lived. Ted C. Lemon, Atlant, GA; nieces Virginia Lemon Strand (LTC John), Leavenworth, KS; Susan Jo Lemon Williams (Dana) Nashville, TN; Krin Lemon Valentine (Craig) and Laura Lemon Rhodes (Michael) both of Colorado Springs, CO; Barbara Lemon Esdale (Phillip), Birmingham, AL; 19 great nieces and nepphews and 15 great, great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 2PM at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.

Note: The family donated the flag that draped Joe's casket to the Association to be used as Joe would have wanted

Charles Lewis Young


Charles Lewis Young, 85, of Charleston left this world while at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston Sunday, December 11, 2011 surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Charlie was born January 9, 1926 in Charleston and was the eldest son of Otmer M. and Thelma B. Young. As a young man he attended Greenbrier Military School and then graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School. After graduation Charlie enlisted in the Navy and served his country in various places, including Australia, during World War II. After the war, Charlie returned home and became an integral part of the family restaurant, the Quarrier Diner, as well as attending Morris Harvey College, now the University of Charleston.

Charlie married and had three daughters by his first wife, Marjorie Ann (French) Young. His first wife left this world prematurely, but Charlie made an extra special effort to be both father and mother to his three daughters. Whenever possible he would take them skiing, to the family farm in Ripley or on a vacation to a place they had never been. Over the next 50 years, Charlie devoted his life to these three girls and their children. Charlie always made time for his nine grandchildren. Each of them has many special memories with "C," the name he insisted they call him.

Charlie also had other interests that he shared with his wife, Drema, his children and their children. He was an avid hunter, and loved music, particularly jazz, and Civil War history, and was a fanatic skiier, skiing until he was in his mid- to late-70s. His interests varied widely, as evidenced by his membership in so many clubs and associations. He was a member of the National Restaurant Association; the Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow); the Civil War Roundtable; Charleston Jazz; the Kanawha Valley Historic and Preservation Society; the Fleming Hunt Club; Shriner's; the Cotillion Dance Club; and was a founding member of Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Charlie, of course, was the Quarrier Diner. Known by his friends as the "Mayor of Quarrier Street," Charlie would greet every customer by name with a huge smile and sincere words that said, "you're special." He always served a varied menu of delicious home cooking at exceedingly affordable prices. Charlie was out to please people, not to make a fortune.

Charlie is preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie; his youngest daughter, Kathryn Ann Young; and his brother, Edward H. Young.

He is survived by his wife, Drema Slack-Young; two of his daughters, Marcia L. (William) Talbott and Harriet L. (Richard C.) Hoy; his stepson, David Slack; his sister, Betty Jo Schumann; sister-in-law, Ariel Young; and nine grandchildren. He also leaves behind five great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins with whom he maintained contact throughout the years.

Thank you to the staff and residents at both Golden Living Center in Glasgow and Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. They became part of our family.

Memorial service to celebrate Charlie's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston. A reception will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie's memory may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killan Hill Rd. SW, Lilburn, GA 30047; or the Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

You may send your condolences to the family at

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Thanks to the Charleson GAzette

Houston M. McMurray


Family notified Association of Houston's passing

Donald P. Webb


Donald "Butch" Webb
Mar. 17, 1941 - Nov. 18, 2011
Donald ‘Butch’ Webb, age 70, of Crossville, TN, passed away November 18, 2011 at his home. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.

He was born March 17, 1941 in Yukon, WV, to Donald and Marie Webb.

Mr. Webb served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was an Engineer and Mine Foreman at the U.S. Steel Mines located in Gary and Pineville, WV.
His interests included family, bluegrass music, golfing and motorcycles.

Mr. Webb was survived by his mother, Marie Blankenship Webb of Ashland, KY; and his sister, Brenda Popovich and her husband, Larry of Worthington, KY.

He is also survived by his wife of 39 years, Janet and his 3 children : daughter, Donna Cook and husband, Steve of Sweetwater, TN; daughter, Glenis Brown of Crossville, TN; son, Michael Vickers and wife, Tonya of Pineville, WV.

Additional survivors include; 1 niece, 9 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or The National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

A memorial service will be held on March 17, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, 3578 Coal Heritage Road, Bluewell, WV, (304) 589-3451, with Pastor, Garland Cook, officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Bradshaw American Legion Post 175 and Iaeger V.F.W. Post 1144.

Fanning Funeral Home in Welch is assisting the Webb family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Wife Janet reported Don's death.

James Kenny (William) Whitlock


James Kenny William Whitlock died at the Chillicothie Ohio Veterans Medical center on November 18, 2011. He was born March 15, 1953 in Beckley, WV, the son of the late Grady Lee and Marjorie Belcher Whitlock. He was preceded in death by his brother Lee and his sister-in-law Debbie Whitlock. JK is survived by a daughter, Chloe Anna Meadows and his sister, Clydia and brother Greg.

JK was a graduate of Greenbrier military School and served as president of his senior class. He served in the U.S.Army in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Services will be held on November 23, 2011 at the Melton Mortuary Chapel in Beckley, WV and will be laid to rest in the family plot at the High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill, WV