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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate,  28 April  2004

Snowden W. Wilfong

Snowden Warren Wilfong, 82, of Hambleton, died April 22 at his home. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

He was born Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1921, at Jenningston, a son of the late Sampson Wilfong and Lena Moyers Wilfong.  During 1951, he was married to Elizabeth Miller Wilfong, who preceded him in death in 1984. On June 16, 1990, at Maryland, he was married to Annis Wilson Wilfong, who survives.

Also surviving are a niece raised as a daughter, Anna Lee Serafin of Lodi, OH; one brother-in-law, Jason Miller of Parsons; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

He attended the one-room school at Jenningston and the school at Hambleton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign war.  He was a former employee of the Republic Steel of Cleveland, OH, retiring in 1982. He attended the First Baptist Church at Parsons.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons where final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor with Pastor Allen D. Crosten officiating and interment followed at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.

Curtis Fulton

Curtis Merrell Fulton, 65, of Stuarts Draft, VA, died April 4 at the Unviersity of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. 

He was born May 25, 1938 in Kempton, MD, a son of the late Merrell and Hazel Lipscomb Fulton.

Survivors include wife Roberta Turner Fulton of Stuarts Draft; a son Michael J. (and Alyssa) Fulton of Minnesota; four step-sons Richard D. (and Charity) Kresge of Stuarts Draft, Scott (and Michele) Kresge of Waynesboro, Lt. Daniel R. (and Amber) Kresge of Goldsboro, NC and Mark (and Terri) Ross of Sarasota, FL; two step-daughters Alice Ross of Baltimore, MD and Therese Ross (and Jim) McGeeney also of Baltimore, MD; three brothers Edward and Robert Fulton both of Hendricks and Howard Fulton of Hambleton; a sister Elva Thompson of parsons and 15 grandchildren Michael and Josh Fulton of Baltimore, MD, Isabelle and Caleb Fulton of Moorehead, MN, Samantha Kresge of Goldsboro, NC and Robin Kresge of Waynesboro, Mark and Mike Ross of Sarasota, FL, Henry Ross Jr., Christopher and Selena all of West Virginia and Katy Bates, Ryan Bates, Howard Jones and Isabelle Ross all of Baltimore, MD.   

He graduated with the class of 1957 from Thomas High School. 

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Kingwood. 

A service was held at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Service by Pastor Frank Hall. 

May Streets

May Godwin Streets, 86, of the Pifer Mountain Community and more recently of Cortland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas, died April 20, at the nursing home.  She had been in declining health.

She was born October 18, 1917 at St. George, a daughter of the late Clarence Joseph "Joe" Godwin and "Ina" Pearl Nestor Godwin.  She was married to John William "Bill" Streets, who preceded her in death in 1958.  

Surviving are two sons William Dorsey "Bill" (and Margie) Streets of Elkins and Cecil Junior (and Mary) Streets of Kempton; three daughters Dottie G. (and Bill) Snyder of Hambleton, Dora "Jean" Poling of Elkins and Patty Sue (and Terry) Snyder of Ashland City, TN; a brother Denny (and Doris) Godwin of St. George; two sisters Edith Nestor of Montrose and Iva "Dolly" Summerfield of Parsons; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were two sons Asa Morris "Sonny" Streets and Bobby Dale Streets; three half brothers John Alva Shahan, Johnny Eugene Godwin and Steven Godwin and two sisters Sylvia Summerfield and Ruth Bohon.    

She attended the one room school at Brushy Fork.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Pifer Mountain Church at St. George. 

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons.  Mrs. Streets was moved to the Pifer Mountain Methodist Church at St. George, where Pastor Pat Cassidy officiated and interment followed at the Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. 

Marie Collins

Marie Collins, 97, of Petersburg, died April 21, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg. 

She was born August 16, 1906 in Laneville, a daughter of the late Harness Lawrence and Charlotte Burns Lawrence. 

Surviving are a son Brady Collins of Lake Helen, FL; a daughter Hilda Frazier of Alexandria, VA; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by husband Max M. Collins of Feb. 2, 1999; a son Bruce Collins; a daughter Dorothy Moody; three sisters; Ella Collins, Sylvia Judy and Sally Wolford and six brothers George, James, Victor, Merl, Gerald and Dan Lawrence.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate. family. 

Mrs. Collins retired as a banquet supervisor in Virginia and attended the Petersburg Church of God. 

Friends were received at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg where services were held with the Rev. Elmer Cosner officiating.  Interment followed at Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.   

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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