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 6 April 2006

William Edwin Mitchell 

William Edwin Mitchell of Pigeon Forge, TN, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at the age of 83. 

Born Oct 30, 1922, on Mitchell Mountain in Kline, he was the son of the late Santa Anna and Gertrude Harmon Mitchell.

He was a graduate of Franklin High School, followed by college at Fairmont College at Clarksburg.  He obtained a B.S. in Business from George Washington University, Washington, DC, and two masters degrees in accounting and business administration from George Washington University. 

Mr. Mitchell was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Air Force in the European Theater as a bombardier.  His professional career continued with the federal government as a federal bank examiner.  When his 38-year career ended, he was the assistant district director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board for Regulation and Examination from the Fifth District Bank in Cincinnati, OH, then heading the Tennessee office in Nashville.  

In retirement, he became a business owner in Pigeon Forge, TN.  He was very active in the development of tourism in Pigeon Forge, TN, and served on various local and state boards of tourism.  He was an active member of the Pigeon Forge Lions Club and a Model A. Restorers Club for Model A Fords.  

He was a charter member and founding benefactor of the First Christian Church of Pigeon Forge, serving as elder and trustee. 

Remaining family include wife, Kathryn Morgan Mitchell; daughter, Susan Spencer and husband Forrest of Cooper City, FL; sons, Jack Mitchell and wife Terri of Atlanta, GA, and William Mitchell and wife, Gwyn of Amherst, MA; five grandchildren, Joshua Schklar, Joanna Fulghum, Jonothan Mitchell, Jaclyn Mitchell and Jed Mitchell.  

He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Joann; brothers, Lee Arthur, Lonzo, Bud, Ron and Don, sister, Vicky; and an infant sister. 

Burial was in Erwin, TN, at Evergreen Cemetery on April 8.  A memorial service was held at the First Christian Church in Pigeon Forge, TN, on April 9 with Rev. Derry Gray and Wilbur Reid officiating.  

A memorial fund has been established at First Christian Church in memory of Mr. Mitchell for Church Development and Christian Education, PO Box 128, Pigeon Forge, TN  37868.  

Arrangements were handled by Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville, TN.  

Ruby E. Propst, 77

Ruby E. Propst, 77, of Ranson died March 28, 2006, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson.  

Born May 31, 1928 at Millville, she was the daughter of the late Harry C. Nicewarner and Mary E. Slusher Nicewarner.  

Mrs. Propst was a graduate of Harpers Ferry High School and was associated for many years with her late husband as a bookkeeper for Propst Plumbing and Heating Company in Ranson.  She was an active member and worker with the Ranson Parks and Playground Association. 

She was a member of Shenandoah Memorial United Methodist Church, Millville.

Her husband, Johnny P. Propst, formerly of Sugar Grove, Preceded her in death on July 21, 2001.   

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Lee Propst, and wife Linda, and Paul Douglas Propst, Sr., and wife, Jackie, all of Randon; one daughter, Paula Kay Angus of Leetown; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Louise Bailey, Ruth Quinn, Helen Funderburk and Frances Hooe, all of Charles Town; one brother, William Nicewarner of Kearneysville; and several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held on Friday at the Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town, with Rev. Douglas Fraim officiating.  Burial was in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah Memorial Untied Methodist Church, c/o Doris D'Angelo, PO Box 64, Halltown, WV  25423. 

Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, was in charge of funeral arrangements.   

Virgil H. Tingler

Virgil "Henry" Tingler, 69, of Bartow died Friday, March 31, 2006, at his home. 

Mr. Tingler was born April, 3, 1936, on Big Mountain in Cherry Grove and was the son of the late Charlie Tingler and FAnnie Hedrick Tingler. 

He was a timberman, specializing in locust posts and was a member of the Circleville Presbyterian Church. 

On Dec. 30, 1979, he married Carolyn Johnston Tingler, who survives. 

Also surviving are one brother, Marshall Tingler of Circleville; one aunt, Ethel Snyder; one half aunt, Betty Bennett; and a number of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.  

The Revs. Bill Cox and Harold Mullenax conducted the funeral Tuesday at the Circleville Presbyterian church.  Burial was at the Tingler-Hedrick Cemetery in Cherry Grove by Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Circleville Presbyterian Church, c/o Jane Wilkins, PO Box 84, Riverton, WV  26814. 

Sharon Marlene Hilson

Sharon Marlene (Hulvey) Hilson, 53, passed on March 17, 2006, at her home in Winter Springs, FL.

Born June 5, 1952, in Alexandria, VA, she was the daughter of the late Monna R. (Hoover) Hulvey of Moyers and Lee O.M. Hulvey of Bridgewater, VA. 

Mrs. Hilson worked for Washington DC, and Orlando, FL, for 25 years.  Her last position before retiring was computer analyst.  She was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in Moyers.  

She loved visiting her many relatives in the area and was an avid tennis player and enjoyed playing in numerous leagues.  She was an accomplished gardener, home decorator and loved cooking.  

Her husband of 13 years, Steve Hilson, survives.  

Also surviving are a sister, Linda Sparks and husband, Chuck of Orlando, FL; four brothers, Dwight Hulvey and wife, Lynda of Alexandria, VA, Jerry Hulvey and wife, Teri of Grass Valley, CA, Dennie Hulvey and wife, Mary of Stafford, VA, and Gaylon Hulvey and wife, Sandy of Pierson, FL; and eight nieces and nephews, including Fannie Propst of Moyers and Mahlon Hoover of Lee Hall, VA.  

A memorial service will be held SAturday in Winter Springs, FL.  On April 22, a memorial service will be held at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg, VA, with Pastor Frederick A. DOnahoe officiating.  

IN lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pet Rescue by Judy, PO Box 777, Edgewater, FL 32132-0777

William "Ned" C. Flippin 

William "Ned" Carr Flippin, 91, of Fort Seybert died Friday March 31,2006, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA, of heart failure during surgery on a broken hip he received in a fall at his home on March 28.  

Mr. Flippin was born March 8, 1915, in Alderson and was the son of the late Iverson Porter Flippin and Mary Catherine Spade Flippin. 

He was a sawyer and lumberman and was a cooper at the Kimble and Tyler Cooperage Company in Fort Seybert.  He worked in the Baltimore Shipping yards during World War II building victory ships.  

Mr. Flippin graduated from Alderson High School and Augusta Military Academy.  He was an avid reader and was the East Coast wrestling champion in 1933.  He was a Methodist. 

On Jan. 21, 1939, he married May Eva Wilfong, who preceded him in death June 20, 1994. 

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis J. Moore of Bridgewater, VA; a son, James M. Flippin and wife, Monica of Fort Seybert; two granddaughters, Cecilia Teagarden of Gaithersburg, MD, and Jennifer Flippin of Raleigh, NC; and seven nieces and nephews.  

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. 

He also was preceded in death by one son, William "Bill" Marshall Flippin; four brothers, Robert, Harry, Porter and Paul Flippin; and one sister, Mary Lou.  

Pastor Mark V. James conducted the funeral Monday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Fort Seybert.  

Wayne A. Lewis, 78

Wayne A. Lewis, 78, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his home.

Mr. Lewis was born Oct. 20, 1927, in Petersburg and was the son of the late Vernon "Pop" Lewis and Ethel Pauline Riggleman Lewis.

He was a retired West Virginia State Fire Marshall, working from Dec. 1, 1969, to Dec. 30, 1988.  He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.  He graduated from Petersburg High School and Mountain State Business School.  He was a first aid and CPR instructor and was a member of the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company. 

Mr. Lewis was instrumental in getting the rescue squads started in Pendleton County and was an EMT instructor in the county. 

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Jean Lindsay Lewis; a daughter, Kathleen Pirando of Petersburg, W. Va.; a son, Tim Lewis of Moorefield, W. Va.; and two grandchildren. 

The Rev. Allen Friel conducted the funeral Friday at the Basagic Funeral home in Petersburg.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg. 

Memorial donations may be made to the West Virginia State Fireman's Association, Scholarship Fund, 124 N. Grove St., Petersburg, WV  26847.  .

Funeral services were March 31, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the WV State Firemen's Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Frank Rogers, 124 N. Grove Street, Petersburg, WV 26847. (4-4)


WAyne A. Lewis

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