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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

9 September 2009

Michelle Parker

Michelle Lynn Sharp Parker, 22, a resident of Parsons and more recently a resident of Waynesboro, Va, departed this life Monday, Aug. 31, at her home following a short illness.

She was born Thursday, Jan. 22, 1987 at Elkins, a daughter of Eddie and Debra Lycliter Sharp of Waynesboro, Va. On Aug. 23, 2003 at Waynesboro, Va., she was married to James R. Parker, who survives at Waynesboro, Va.

Also surviving are one daughter Faith Nicole Parker seven years old; one son James R. Parker Jr. two and a half years old; one brother Eddie V. Sharp III of Waynesboro, Va.; her paternal grandparents Larry and Marsha Smith Mick of Elkins; her maternal grandparents Donald and Linda “Nanny” Huffman Lycliter of Parsons; and several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her granddad Eddie V. Sharp Sr. She attended Stuarts Draft High School at Virginia.

She was a sales clerk and a homemaker. She attended the Hambleton Pentecostal Church at Hambleton and the Cross Roads Baptist Church at Va.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday, Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. Rev. Pat Cassidy officiated and interment followed at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Michelle Lynn Sharp Parker. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Virginia Raines

M. Virginia Raines, 85, of Red Creek, died Sept. 5, in Elkins.

She was born Dec. 6, 1923 at Red Creek, the youngest daughter of the late French Harding and Mary Katherine Keister Raines. She is a descendant of well known Tucker County families. Her paternal grandparents were the late James R. and Martha Cooper Raines. Her maternal grandparents were the late Isaac and Sarah Roby Keister.

Also preceding her in death were one sister Mrs. Evelyn R. Cline and her husband Glen; one brother Ralph J. Raines and his wife Mary Alice; a brother-in-law James Philip Cutright; and one niece Nancy Cutright.

Survivors include one sister Dorothy Raines Cutright of Huntington; four nephews L.A. Cline of Baltimore, Md., Richard G. Cline of Red Creek, Roger D. Raines of Guyton, Ga. and James K. Raines of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two nieces Linda Eddins and Sue Howland both of Huntington; and four great-nephews and five great-nieces. She is also survived by a cousin Betty Keister Jones of Elkins, who was raised by the Raines family.

Virginia received her elementary education at the Flanagan Hill School at Red Creek. She graduated from Davis High School with the class of 1940. In 1942 she graduated from the WV Business College in Clarksburg.

She lived in Clarksburg for 42 years where she was employed as a secretary at the Hart Brothers Machine Co. and J.C. Hart Foundry, Inc. When she retired in 1982, she returned to the family farm at Red Creek where she resided until the time of her death. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clarksburg and the Tucker County Senior Citizens.

Friends were received Monday, Sept. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church in Red Creek at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Hedrick and Rev. Jim Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Rose Smith P.O. Box 27 Red Creek, W.Va. 26289 or Canaan Valley Volunteer Dept. P.O. Box 545 Davis, W.Va. 26260. Interment followed in the Flanagan Hill Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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