Cadet Obituaries

Format: 2019

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

Carmen D. Polino


Carmen D. Polino '46 died November 15, 2011 in Fairmont WV as reported by Kathleen Polino.

Additional details will be provided as they become available.

Ernest Linwood Young


Ernest Linwood ‘Lin’ Young, 69, of Gallipolis passed away unexpectedly on November 12th while vacationing. His death brings to a close a life filled with hard work, service, adventure, and love and loyalty to friends.
Lin was born to Linwood and Avanelle (McDaniel) Young in Clarksburg, West Virginia . After attendingGreenbrier Military Academy for several years, he graduated from Philippi High School . Lin attendedAlderson-Broaddus College where he majored in business administration, played basketball, and joined the Delphic Fraternity. Upon graduating from college, he was commissioned in the United States Navy where he, as call-sign ‘Buzzard’, flew A4 Skyhawks and instructed upcoming aviators in advanced jets. Shortly after his commissioning in the Navy, Lin married Gloria Kay Freeland, his faithful companion until her death after a lengthy illness in 1984.
After six years in the Navy, Lin began his life as a family man in 1972 settling down in Gallipolis where he remained for the rest of his life. As a sales representative and subsequent Athens Branch store manager for Walker Machinery, Lin devoted thirty-six years to the lifeblood of Southeastern Ohio : coal, timber, and energy. In the late 1970’s, he was in the coal business as part-owner of CKL Mining. Lin continued to work in the heavy equipment industry after retirement as a part-time field inspector for IronPlanet.
While his career in the military and industry are notable, Lin’s dedication to his family, friends, and church will also be remembered. He married J. Beverly (Johnson) Young in 1985 thus becoming the father of five. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church since 1972 where he served on several committees that governed the affairs of the church. As a former naval aviator, he lent his expertise as a member of the Gallia-Meigs Airport Authority. As a lover of trains, he served as District Superintendent for the National Model Railroaders Association where he earned the Russ Wenderfer Award for outstanding promotion of his hobby. He also opened his home to countless guests to both see and operate the Grafton and Greenbrier, the model railroad in his basement ( In recent years, he further broadened his horizons by joining the board of trustees for the French Art Colony.
Lin was also a member of the Bigelow Masonic Lodge #52 of Phillipi, West Virginia and a member of the Ancient, Accepted Scottish Rites, Valley of Columbus Lodge and Aladdin Shrine.
Any picture of Lin would be incomplete without mentioning those things that are hard to quantify: his willingness to lend a helping hand, his ability to connect with just about anyone, and his loyalty to his family.
Lin is preceded in death by Gloria, his parents, his stepfather A. Browne Corley and a sister-in-law, Linda Corley. In addition to Beverly, he is survived by his sister Nancy (James) Coleman ofLewisburg, West Virginia . He is further survived by his five children: Charles Young (Jessica) of Meeker, Oklahoma ; Jennifer (Michael) Gambla of Hinsdale, Illinois; Gordon (Stephanie) Splete of Cincinnati; Eric (Jenn) Splete of Hinckley, Ohio; and Shenan (Craig) Jones of Hinckley, Ohio. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren: Emily, Natalie, Sadie and Kate Young; Madeline, Abigail and Amelia Gambla; Olivia and Calvin Splete; and Davey, Thomas and Jayna Jones. Also surviving are his stepbrothers and stepsisters, A.B. "Sonny" (Cathy) Corley, Jr. of Elkview, West Virginia, Craig (Hilda) Corley of Gloucester, Virginia, Katie (Tom) Nee of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, Mike Corley of Lewisburg, West Virginia and Mary Jo (Cornelius) Jones of Institute, West Virginia.
Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 18, 2011 at Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Thomas officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 4-8 p.m.

Nathan William Hurtt


Dr. Nathan William "Bill" Hurtt, formerly of Brighton Township, passed peacefully on September 11, 2011 with his son at his side in Pittsford, NY.

Bill was born March 21, 1929 in Jackson, MI to the late Robert S. and Edna Maple Boys Hurtt.

Preceding him in death was his wife of52 years, Susan L, a son Norman R.; a daughter, Ann Marie; a brother, Roberts S., and a sister Edna L.

Surviving is a son, Dr. William L. (Lynne); three grandsons Justin, Nathan, an Aaron; a sister, Christine Peterson, and a sis-in-law, Dorthy.

Bill had been a resident of Brighton Township for 52 years and resided in Port Charlotte , FL and most recently Pittsford, NY. He was a retired general dentist, having practiced in Beaver for 42 years and maintained a 50 yea membership in the Western Pennsylvania Dental Society. Dr. Hurtt was honored as a lifetime member of the American Dental Association . He was faithful member, Elder and Deacon for Park United Presbyterian Church in Beaver. Bill received his DDS fro the University of Pittsburgh after attending both Bucknell University and Greenbrier Military School. Dr. Hurtt was a World War II veteran having served in the Marine Corps. He was a 50 member of St. James Lodge #457 of the New Castle Consistory and a 50 year member of Syria Shrine Temple. Bill was an avid sportsman enjoying a lifetime of hunting and fishing. He was a member and director of the Sewickley Heights Gun Club and former member of Beaver Valley Country Club. Riverwood Country Club in Port Charlotte , FL., Kiwanis Club and Boy Scouts Canoe Trails.

Roland M. Bogert


Roland M. Bogert, 63, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at the home of his son, Charles L. Bogert in Lenexa, Kan.

He was born Aug. 3, 1948, and was the son of the late Raymond K. Bogert and Pauline S. Bogert.

In addition to his two parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Sue Abbott; infant, Carolyn Ann Bogert; and twin brother, Raymond K. Bogert III.

He is survived by one son, Charles Lovell Bogert and his wife, Jodi, and his two granddaughters, Bryce Ann and Paige Elizabeth of Lenexa, Kan.; six nieces, Amy Shealy and husband, Jim, of Lexington, S.C., Kim Trittenwein and husband, Oliver, of Chesnee, S.C., Merribeth Butler and husband, Trey, of Charlotte, N.C., Mary Ellen Calhoon and husband, Kelly, Stacy Lynn Bogert and Jeremy Egglefield of Sarasota, Fla, and Martha Ann Bogert and Dan Harvey of Brooklyn, N.Y. He is also survived by his great-nieces Kaitlin and Betsy Shealy, Isabella and Grace Trittenwein; and great-nephew, Clay Butler.

Mr. Bogert was a coal miner, member of the Fraternal Order of the Elks and Moose Lodge and Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Roland was also involved with the Punta Gorda's PGI Civic Association as well as the Elkins Pilots Club. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and served in the Army Reserves. Roland enjoyed golfing and fishing, spending time in Florida with his companion and friend, Vera Bennett. He lived life to the fullest with his friends and family.

Friends will be received Friday, Nov. 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with an Elks service following. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Shreve officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery at Philippi.

Online condolences may be made to the family at In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 1700 MacCorkle SE, Third Floor, Charleston, WV 25314 or call 304-347-5850 code SCA for Melanoma. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles S. Plumb II


Charles S. Plumb, II, 83, of Venice, FL, formerly of Columbus, OH, died November5, 2011. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Elaine; son, Charles III of Tulsa, OK.; daughter Amy Sharpe of Columbus, OH.; and three grandchildren, Joseph and Nora Plumb and Claire Sharpe. After Graduating from Greenbrier Military School and Washington & Lee University, he served in the 484th Engineers during the Korean War. Thereafter his career included managing investments and personnel of various institutional investors in Columbus, OH, Toledo, Oh and Washington, DC.

Printed in the Columbus Dispatch on November 9, 2011

Harold H. "Hank" Marsh


On November 4, 2011, at Renaissance Gardens, Silver Spring, MDD, Hank died of congestive heart failure and related illnesses. Survivors include his wife of 32 yeas, Ellen Denney Marsh; sons, Jim (Lisa). Seattle, WV, and Duncan, (Mindy), Everett, WA; Eileen's daughter, Megan Gardner, Phoenix, MD, and Carol Love (Patrick), St. Petersburg, FL; and 11 grandchildren.

Following graduation from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV, Hank served in the U.S.Army, where his love of military history was deepened during an 18-month posting to Germany. Graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in Civil Engineering, Hank went to work at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Retiring from WSSC in 1984, he worked a the Prince George County, MD Department of Public Works until his second retirement in 1996.

Hank and Eileen lived in THE HOUSE HANK BUILT in Beltsville, MD for many years , before moving to Riderwood Village, Silver Spring, MD in 2004, where they made many new friends and enjoyed classes, activities, and dinning with neighbors. Hank will be remembered fondly for his smile, his stories, and his repertoire of corny jokes,

Born in 1935, the year that Alcholics Anonymous was founded, Hank is also survived by many friends of Bill W., with whom he shared 37 years of sobriety in fellowhip. The Big Meeting has welcomed him home.

Private services will be held at a future date.

Published in The Washington Post on November 20, 2011.

Ross Vedder Hersey


HERSEY, Ross V., 94, of Waynesboro, VA, passed away November 1, 2011 at his residence at Stuarts Draft Retirement Community.

He was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on June 27, 1917 and is a graduate of Greenbrier Military School (1936) and Washington & Lee University (1940). After graduating from W&L he came to Waynesboro as Circulation Manager of the News-Virginian. During his brief stay in Waynesboro before World War II, he met and married the former Betty Lou Bush.

During World War II he served in the European Theater of Operations with the Army’s First Infantry Division. He was wounded in North Africa and received the Silver Star for heroism in combat, the Purple Heart, and the French Croix de Guerre with star. He was mustered out as a major.

After the war Mr. Hersey returned to Waynesboro and the News-Virginian and in 1947 was named its Managing Editor. In 1949 he joined the E. I. duPont Company facility in Waynesboro in public relations and personnel work. He retired from duPont in 1974 to pursue a career in public speaking where he made over 1,700 talks in all 50 states to banquets and conventions. He received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association.

He was a member of the Waynesboro Kiwanis Club for 46 years, serving as president of his club and as lieutenant governor of the Capital District’s Fifth Division. As a Kiwanian, he chaired the committee that brought Little League baseball to Waynesboro. He served as vice-chairman of both the local Red Cross and the United Way organizations and was president of the Waynesboro Concert Association.

He served as alumni class agent for Washington & Lee for nine years and served two years as president of the Augusta-Rockingham W&L Alumni Chapter. He was a founding member of both the Oak Grove Theater and the Waynesboro Players and performed or directed in over 60 plays. He also served over 20 years on the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace.

Mr. Hersey was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. He sang in the choir for many years, and served as president of the church men’s group, as a Sunday School teacher, and a Vestryman. He also served many years as a lay reader, being the first layman in the diocese to administer Holy Communion. He served the Diocese of Southwest Virginia as president of the Laymen of the Diocese and as editor of the Southwestern Episcopalian.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ross V. Hersey, Sr. and Ida C. Hersey and by his daughter-in-law, Patricia E. Hersey. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lou Hersey, by his four children, Robin Hersey of Waynesboro, Barbara Overstreet and her husband Ray of Bedford, Missie Hersey of Richmond, and Andrew Hersey of Charlottesville, and by two grandchildren, Brian and Holland Hersey, both of Waynesboro.

A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 473 S. Wayne Ave., at 4:00PM on Friday, November 4, 2011. The family will receive guests in the library at St. John’s prior to the service, beginning at 3:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Ross’ name to the Agape fund at St. John’s or to the Stuarts Draft Retirement Community Memorial Fund (144 Patton Farm Rd., Stuarts Draft, VA).

The family expresses its heartfelt thanks to Rodney Martin and the staff of the Stuarts Draft Retirement Community and to the Hospice of the Shenandoah for their kindness and compassionate care.


It should be noted, Ross graduated from Greenbrier Military School in 1935 and returned for a post graduate year in 1936 as Cadet Major, the highest rank in the school. He was a life member of the Alumni Association and returned in the 90's and entertained & motivated his fellow classmates and their families at their dinner/dance at The Greebrier. Ross was a member of "the greatest generation".

Gregory Aaron Shaffer


SALEM - Greg Shaffer, 60, of Salem, died October 30, 2011 at 4:50 a.m. at Salem Community Hospital.

Greg handled this final challenge (prostate cancer) with dignity and maintained his sense of humor throughout, never giving up hope of better days. We'll miss his presence and Christmas will never be the same without him.

He was born on Dec. 28, 1950 in Massillon, OH. He was the son of B. Jean (Christopher) Shaffer and the late C.G. "Bud" Shaffer.

He is survived by his mother of Salem; brother Larry (Kathy) Shaffer of Salem; and sister Rhonda Shaffer of Fairport, NY. He also left behind two nephews, Scott (Darla) Shaffer of Dubois, PA and Mike (Tara) Shaffer of Mt. Juliet, TN plus five grandnieces and nephews and one great-grandniece.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by grandparents, Aaron and Jenny Shaffer; grandmother Clela Beckler; a nephew, Daniel Shaffer; plus two aunts and three uncles.

Greg attended Greenbrier Military Academy in White Sulpher Springs, WV for two years and graduated from Salem High School in 1968. He earned his mechanical engineering degree from Kent State. Greg was the owner of G. Toner Cartridge in Salem and actively involved with the Tea Party. He also attended Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church.

A Celebration of Life Service will be observed on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Salem Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church with the Rev Connie Sassanella of the church officiating.

Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Beloit, Ohio. A time of visitation will be observed one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church 1089 East State St., Salem, Ohio 44460.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Funeral Home, Salem, Ohio.


Arch Francis Knighton


Arch Francis Knighton ,82, Of Mamick Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV passed away late Saturday night , October 29, 2011 at the White Sulphur Springs Family care Center after an extended illness.

Born on January 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Arch Francis Sr. and Georgia Wylie Knighton.

Mr. Knighton, a member of First Presbyterian Church in White Sulphur springs, graduated from White Sulphur Springs high School where he excelled in basketball and football.He was an avid golfer all his life. He also attended Greenbrier Military School , Marshall University and the University of Georgia. Mr Knighton was a U.S.Army Veteran having served in the Korean Conflict. A certified member of the International Managers Association, Knighton was employed for 18 years at The Greenbrier , Manager of the Pipestem Resort and country clubs in both Virginia and West Virginia.

Preceding him in death other than his parents was his first wife , Ann Cooke Knighton, in 1987 Survivors include his wife at home, Helen Thacker Beall Knighton; Son, Ted Hinerman of Pipestem and daughter, Elizabeth Beall of St. Albans, WV.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 11AM at Hillcrest Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Center. Shanklin Funeral Home in WSS is serving the family

George Stanley Staten


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


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 Argyrakis


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, 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.

Richard Charles Richmond


Richard "Rich" Charles Richmond, age 76, of Fairmount, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Northside Hospital Cherokee. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and owner/operator of Home Away From Home Boarding Kennel. Mr. Richmond was preceded in death by his father, Howard Lewis Richmond, Sr. and mother, Leon Ruth Richmond and his brother, Howard Lewis Richmond, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Winifred "Win" Richmond, Fairmount; son, Doug Richmond, Culver City, CA; daughters, Sherry Walker, Toledo, OH and Laura Levy, Austin, TX; stepson, Larry Hornby, Hoffman Estates, IL; stepdaughters, Lesa Liewald, St. Charles, IL and Linda Rundell, Roswell, Lori Thompson, DeKalb, IL and Jean McNiell, Bartlett, IL; brother, Don Richmond, FL; 16 grandchildren also survive. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010, at HillsideMethodistChurch, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA30189, (770)924-4777, with Rev. Brad Green officiating. South Canton Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements (770) 479-3377. Online condolences

Edmond Hoyt Garrett


Edmond Hoyt Garrett (Buster), 85, a resident of Jekyll Island GA, died March 16, 2010 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.

Mr. Garrett was born in 1925 to Harold and Margret Garrett. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe and received the Purple Heart.

Mr. Garrett had been a resident of Jekyll Island for the past 25 years. He was a graduate of Greenbrier Military School and he loved the Old Stone Presbyterian Church and the people of the Greenbrier Valley, WV. He was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Mike Garrett of Bell, PA.
Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Mrs. Sue Hefner Garrett of Jekyll Island; tow children, Mitch Garrett of Bridgeport, WV and Marty Bumgarner (Dana) of Orlando, FL; and a sister, Betty Schmidt (Don) of Dothan, AL.

A memorial Service will be held at a later date.

The family request in lieu of flowers , contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31520.

Edo Miller and Sons and Oglethorpe Crematorium are in charge of local arrangements.