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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

21 May 2008

Kate Curran

Kate Mae Curran, 100, formerly of Davis, passed away May 17, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

She was born March 23, 1908, at Davis, a daughter of the late James Calvin Curran and Mary Ann Sayre Curran.

She is survived by four nieces, Mary Pat Murray of Huntingtown, Md., Peggy Haas, of Bowie, Md., Virginia Saalman of Naples, Fla., and Joyce Sanford of Morehead City, N.C.; as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.  Miss Curran was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Owen Curran and Ralph “Patrick” Curran.

Miss Curran attended Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Prior to retiring she worked as a social worker for community development. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and she donated much time to catholic charities. Her long life was devoted to her family of friends.

Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home of Davis on Thursday, May 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. Rosary will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 23, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Thomas with Father Timothy Grassi officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  

Harper Flanagan 

Harper Flanagan, 68, passed away May 10 at his home in Louisa, Va.

He is survived by his wife Peggy K. Flanagan; his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Jennifer Flanagan of Holly Springs, N.C.; his daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Michael Kiscadden on Chantilly, Va. and his grandchildren Kara, Emily and Mitchell Kiscadden, Andrew and Matthew Flanagan. He is also survived by his mother Leecy Flanagan of Hendricks; brothers Dennis and James Flanagan; and his sisters Paula Currance, Sue Silk and Nora Riggleman.  

He was preceded in death by his father Paul Flanagan. 

He graduated from Parsons High School in 1958.  He was employed at Herman Stewart Construction Company until his retirement in 2005. 

A memorial service will be held at the Macedonia Methodist Church in Louisa, Va. at 11 a.m. on May 24.  In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his name to Hospice of the Piedmont, 200 Old Ivy Road, Suite 2, Charlottesville, Va.  22903-4819.  

Charles Griffith

Charles David “Charlie” Griffith, age 62 years, a former resident of Hambleton, and a resident of Edgewood Manor of Lucasville, Ohio, departed this life Tuesday, May 13, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center at Portsmouth, Ohio. He had been in declining health for several years.

He was born Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1945 at Parsons, a son of the late Phill Hansil Griffith and Madeline Lucy Robinson Griffith. He had never married.

He is survived by one brother, John Hansil Griffith of Elkins; two sisters, Janice Rae Jones and husband Leon of Baltimore, Md., and Phyllis Elaine Lipscomb and husband Michael of Hambleton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Lester Griffith.

He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1963. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a former employee of Lambert’s Chevrolet in Parsons and Kingsford Charcoal Co. of Parsons. He was a member of the Hambleton Methodist Church.

The family received friends at the Lohr and Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Monday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor on Tuesday, May 20  at 2 p.m. The Rev. Loren Metzner officiated and interment followed at the McKneeley Cemetery at Hendricks, where H.W. Daniels American Legion Post #29 and the Tygart Valley Post #3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted full military rites. The Lohr and Barb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Charles David “Charlie” Griffith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at 

Shirley Heckler

Shirley Ann Lycliter Heckler, 62, a resident of Hendricks, departed this life early Thursday morning, May 15, at her home. She had been in declining health for the past six years.

She was born Tuesday, April 30, 1946, at Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late Pete and Opal Phillips Lycliter. On Jan. 27, 1962, at Oakland, Md., she was married to William Junior “Bill” Heckler, who survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Scott Heckler and Tammy of Hambleton, Dave Heckler and Roberta of Mackeyville, Brian Heckler and Sharon of Hambleton, and Donald Heckler of Hendricks; three daughters, Janet Pennington and Darrell of Elkins, Janett Harris and Bill of Pa., and Barbara Nelson of Va.; one brother, Donald Lycliter and Linda of Parsons; two sisters, Ada Kimble and Eddie of Delaware and Patricia Close of Parsons; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy Sue Myers; two brothers, Robert Lycliter and Edwin Holler.

She attended the schools of Tucker County. She worked for the former Dorman Mills of Parsons, the former Parsons Footwear and the Tucker County Senior Center. She was an avid Bingo player.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Saturday, May 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor on Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Josh Pennington officiated and interment followed at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Shirley Ann Lycliter Heckler. Condolences may be expressed to the family at 

Margaret Parsons

Margaret Maxine William Parsons, 90, of Fort Ashby, died Sunday, May 18 at her daughter's residence. 

She was born April 2, 1918 in Parsons, a daughter of the Samuel Roby Williams and Alverna Mae Hebb Williams. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Sylvester Harmon Parsons; two daughters Susie and Janey; three brothers Roy, Roy and Cecil Williams; and two sisters Nellie Williams and Ruby Hapney. 

Survivors include her seven children Sonny of Cleveland, Ohio, Jim and wife Linda of Patterson Creek, Sharon (Sherry) Borror and Husband Paul of Cumberland, Md., Kenny and Partner Regis Smolko of Pittsburgh, Pa.,  Larry and wife Kristol of Ridgeley, Steve of Fort Ashby, Billy and wife Cathy of Parsons; 16 grandchildren Paul, Lee, Richie, Corey, Troy, Debbie, Angie, Devon, Punk, Jeremy, Eric, Kevin, Steve Jr., Stephanie, Chrissy and Samantha.  She also had 20 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.  Mrs Parsons was also survived by a four-legged companion Mitzy. 

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home Inc., Route 28, Fort Ashby on Wednesday, May 21 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, May 22 from noon to 1 p.m.  The funeral service will follow on Thursday at 1 p.m. and will be conducted by Regis Smolko and Rev. Diane Smith.  Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Parsons.  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons Richie Parsons, Paul Borror Jr., Eric Reckley, Jeremy Reckley, STeve Parsons Jr., Corey Parsons, Kevin Ray and Larry Parsons Jr.  The Lohr and Barb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Shirley Ann Lycliter Heckler.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at   

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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