Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

 30 June 2004

"Jackie" Allman

Mildred "Jackie" Heater Allman, 98, of Parsons and more recently a resident of Colonial Place in Elkins, died June 27 at the home.  

She was born Aug. 22, 1905 at Heater, the daughter of the late J.B. Heater and Emma McCartney Heater.  On August 25, 1926, she was married to Forrest O. Allman, who preceded her in death on May 12, 1972.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Katherine Gordon Taylor; a grandson, Jon Stephen Gordon; four great-grandchildren; and five nieces and a nephew.

She is the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by a daughter, Helena Allman Gordon; a brother, William W. Heater; a sister, Margaret 'Bill' Burns; three half brothers and three half sisters.

She was a 1924 graduate of Sutton High School and attended Glenville State College.  She was a school teacher in the Braxton County schools and a substitute teacher in Tucker county during WWII.  She practiced nursing as an LPN at the former Tucker County Hospital in Parsons.  She was an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Parsons since 1939.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons. Mrs. Allman was moved to St. John’s United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 30 where funeral services will be conducted at 10 am. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow at the Heater Cemetery at Heater. 

'Pete' Waybright

Virgil Lee “Pete” Waybright, 81, of Applecreek Estates, Elkins, and formerly a resident of Shavers Fork, died June 28 at his home. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to respiratory failure.

He was born Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1922, at Montrose, the son of the late John Ed Waybright and Sophia Catherine Clayton. He had never married.

He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Phillippine Louise “Peenie” Waybright of Elkins and Wanda Waybright of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by five brothers, Clifton, Guy, Burl, Jim and Edgar Roy Waybright; and four sisters, Edna Bodkins, Martha Hedrick, Jessie Hottle and Ethel “Peanut” Carr.

He attended the one room Riverview School. He was a farmer and former employee of the Kingsford Charcoal Company and retired in March 1985. 

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Wednesday, June 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 pm. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Thursday, July 1 at 2 pm.. The Revs. Walter Blough and the Phillip Richards will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons Family Cemetery at Shavers Fork. 

Hazel Armentrout

Hazel Ruth Day Armentrout, 93, a native of Gladwin and a resident of the Ashe Living Center at Jefferson, NC, died June 21 at the center. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born Sunday, Sept. 4, 1910, at Gladwin, the daughter of the late Lloyd G. Day and Minnie May Long Day.  She was married to Byron Armentrout, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are a son, Harlon Armentrout of Lansing, NC; a grandson, Timothy Armentrout of Lansing; three granddaughters, Patricia J. Rankin of Stark, FL, Ellen Ruth Gambardella of Moravian Falls, NC, and Brenda Beeman of Lake Butler, FL; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Day, Theodore Day and Harry Day; four sisters, Marie Hertig, Charlotte Hull, Elva Parsons and Geraldine Day.

She attended the school of Harman, worked for the American Plant and Food Co. of Washington, DC, and attended the Phoenix Baptist Church at Lansing, NC.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons with the Rev. John Morrison officiating and interment followed at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. 

Sybil Davis

Sybil Summerfield Davis, 77, of Sylvester, GA, died June 23 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. 

She was born July 23, 1926 in Greer.  She grew up in Hendricks and Portsmouth, VA.

Survivors include husband William R. Davs Jr of Sylvester, GA; daughters Sharon R. "Sherry" Davis of Leesburg, Patricia Davis of Albany; sons William R. Davis, III of Canton, GA, Earl Davis of Leesburg, Robert M. 'Bobby' Davis of Albany; a brother Burton R. Summerfield of Titusville, FL; grandchildren Melissa Davis, Jessica Davis, Alex Davis, Payne Davis, Laura Davis, CC Davis, Robert Lee Diamond, Kevin Jones; great grandchildren Dylan Diamond, Lorelei Diamond, Emerson Jones and Keenan Jones; special friends Kitty Novotny, Sonny and Lorraine Hedrick , Stella Zollman and Thelma Andrews.  

She attended the schools of Tucker County and kept the nursery for a number of  years at Albany Bible Church. 

The family received friends at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home.  

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.

 

 

 

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