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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

 11 August 2004

Iva Arnold

Iva Hinkle Arnold, 92, formerly of Davis, died Aug. 5, at Northampton Manor Nursing Home in Frederick MD, where she had been a patient for the last 6 1/2 years.

She was born June 4, 1912, in Jenningston, a daughter of the late Lorenza Dow and Clara Etta Lantz Hinkle.

She is survived by her husband, Victor Arnold, also a resident of Northampton Manor Nursing Home in Frederick, MD; two daughters, JoAnn (and Lewis “Sonny”) Pregley of Adamstown, MD, and Myra (and Richard “Bud”) Freer of Silver Spring, MD; three grandchildren, Jon Freer, Cathy Clemons and Michelle Shifflet; three great-grandchildren, Nicole Davis, Zachary Shifflet and Courtney Ann Clemons; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Orie, Omer, Delmar and Earl Hinkle; and three sisters, Cora Knecht, Ella May Heath and Lena Stuart.

Mrs. Arnold was a life long member of the United Methodist Church and served with the United Methodist Women of Davis for many years.

Friends were received at the Hinkle Funeral Home where funeral services were held at Davis United Methodist Church with the Revs. Billy Carpenter and James Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Davis Cemetery. 

Jack Lipscomb

Jack Lipscomb, 81, of Rowlesburg, died Aug. 4 at the home of his daughter, Barbara Johnson of St. George. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

He was born May 22, 1923, at Location, St. George, a son of the late Alexander and Anna Pifer Lipscomb.  On April 1, 1948, in Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Glenda Mae Bennett, who preceded him in death on November 17, 2003.

Surviving are a son, Charles Lipscomb of Etam; three daughters, Barbara (and James) Johnson of St. George, Vickie (and Elmer) Jones and Betty (and Bob) Ridenour all of Etam; a brother, Lee (and Betty) Lipscomb of Thomas; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Bert Lipscomb; three sisters, Vern Wotring, Sara Carrico and Cora Moats; and one infant grandchild.

He attended school at Leadmine. He served during World War II with the United States Army and received numerous medals and ribbons.  He was a Sawyer for various timber companies. He was a Protestant by faith.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons where final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor with Pastor Orville Davis officiating and interment followed at the Fairview Cemetery at Location, St. George.  

Rosalind Hall

Rosalind Parsons Hall, 91, formerly of Lauderdale Lakes, FL, died july 13 at Courtland Healthcare Center.

She was born Feb. 7, 1913 in Hambleton, a daughter of the late Delton J. and Julia S. Parsons. 

Survivors include a brother Dale J. (and Belle) Parsons of Franklin; a sister Patricia P. (and Henry) Kraus of Saratogo, CA and many nieces and nephews. 

She was a 1931 graduate of Parsons High School and was a professional pianist and traveled extensively throughout the United States and Germany.  She founded the West Virginia Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  

She received many awards, as a volunteer, from the National Red Cross.  She was a member of the Francis Broward Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Broward Musicians Society and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lauderdale Lakes.  

A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 20, at 2 pm at  the Collett Family Cemetery in Hambleton.  Holland-Rideout Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 

Allan Snyder

Allan Edward Snyder, 65, a resident of Elkins, died Aug. 6, at the Allegheny General Hospital at Pittsburgh, PA. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest following surgery.

He was born Thursday, Dec. 15, 1938, at Elkins, a son of the late Clarence Frederick Snyder and Mable Arnold Snyder.  On Dec. 22, 1967, at Parsons, he was married to the former Jerri Goff, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Allan Derek (and Nicole) Snyder of Indianapolis, IN, and Stephen Todd (and Jenny) Snyder of Wonder Lake, IL; two daughters, Stephanie Lee (and Mark) Brashear Cary, IL, and Devon Lee Snyder of Cary, IL; two sisters, Kathryn (and William) Evans of Orlando, FL, and Nancy Pregley of Thomas; four grandchildren, Isabelle Marie Snyder, Madison Renee Snyder, Jackson Allan Snyder and Emerson Andrew Brashear; a grandchild expected soon and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, infant Frederick Snyder and William Snyder.

Allan attended the schools of Tucker County and was a 1956 graduate of Mountaineer High School at Thomas.   He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1956 to 1960 and was a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in accounting.  Following college he moved to Washington, DC where he served as an internal auditor for Woodward & Lothrop. He then moved to Cleveland, OH, where he worked in accounting for Addressograph Multigraph. He later moved to Cary, IL, where he worked as vice president of Aon Insurance Company of Chicago, IL. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Cary, IL.

Mr. Snyder’s request for cremation was honored. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Thursday at the First United Methodist Church at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the First United Methodist Church Men’s Group, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, WV 26241 or to the Tucker County Endowment Foundation, PO Box 491, Parsons, WV 26287. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Allan Edward Snyder. 

Acie H. Bryant

The Rev. Acie Hazel Bryant, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, in Fayetteville following a lengthy illness.

Born on Sept. 19, 1916, at Rainelle, the Rev. Bryant was the son of the late Thomas Bryant and Amanda Bryant. He was the seventh of nine children.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Ann Bryant, in 1971; his first wife, Eva Crist Bryant, in 1983; two brothers, James Bryant and Harry Bryant; and four sisters, Tabitha Bryant, Gertrude Bryant, Priscilla Toney, and Phoebe Meadows.

As a young man, the Rev. Bryant worked for the C&O railroad in Ohio and West Virginia, including the Hawk’s Nest Railroad Tunnel.

He served four years in the US Army during World War II, from 1940-1944, in the European Theater as a mechanic on tank destroyers.

Following the war, he returned home and worked in the coal mines at Ames for seven years before answering the call to the ministry. He attended Appalachian Bible College in Beckley and Davis & Elkins College in Elkins. He also attended seminary in Richmond, Va., and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in Mingo in 1960.

The Rev. Bryant dedicated his life to the ministry and served Presbyterian churches including Mary’s Chapel, Monterville, Linwood, Westminister, Buckeye, Pogue Lane, Mingo, Valley Head, Valley Bend and Parsons.

He also served as the pastor of Gate City Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA, for 12 years, after which time he retired from the ministry in 1984 and returned to live in Hico.

The Rev. Bryant was known for his love for people and his dedication to his family and his faith.

He had a beautiful tenor voice, which he used in his ministry over the years. As a young man, he played guitar and sang in a country music band.

A warm, friendly and gentle spirit served him well all the years of his life.

The Rev. and Mrs. Bryant continued working in the ministry and he served as interim pastor of churches in Mt. Hope, Bramwell, Kessler Memorial and Bradley until ill health forced him to retire permanently in 1998.

He attended the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church and was a member of the West Virginia Presbytery.

In 1986, he married Hallie Armentrout Pritt of Elkins, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, the Rev. Gary (and Gail) Bryant of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Mark, and Daeng, all of Charlotte, NC; one step-daughter, Patricia (and Michael) Shalap of Strasburg, VA, one step-son, Gary (and Hilda) Pritt of Oak Hill; step-grandchildren, David (and Cheryl) Shalap of Fairfax, VA, Paul (and Terri ) Shalap of Sterling, VA; step-great-grandchildren, Rachel, Ashton and Justin of Manassas, VA, Katie, Maggie Shalap and Trecia (and Michael) Hockman of Strasburg, VA, Timothy Pritt of Oak Hill and Tammy Pritt of Arlington, VA. 

He is also survived by two sisters, Dolly Kincaid and Marie Surbaugh, both of Rainelle; and by several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 1111 Lee Street East, Charleston, WV  25301 or the Retired Presbyterian Minister’s Fund, in care of Presbytery of West Virginia, 520 Second Ave., South Charleston, WV  25303. The Rev. Bryant’s service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, with Pastor Adrian Pratt and the Rev. Jim Mundy officiating. Friends were received at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.  The Rev. Bryant's Service was held August 5 at the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Adrian Pratt and Rev. Jim Mundy officiating.  Burial with military honors followed in the Kessler Cemetery at Hico. The Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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