WEBSTER CO., WV OBITUARIES
(A - H)
(taken in part from the Webster Echo)
If you would like further information please e-mail me billiehillier@geocities.com and I will send more details - be sure to give date the obituary appeared in paper.
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ALLEN, Donald E. of Virginia, formerly of Webster Springs, died at an Arlington, Va. hospital on Monday, June 1, 1998. He was 76 years of age. He was born in Charleston, and had lived in Webster Springs most of his young life . . . Burial was at the Quantico National Cemetery, in Quantico, VA (17 Jun 98)


ANDERSON, Lonnie A. of Harpers Ferry, died on Sunday, April 5, 1998, at the Veterns Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg. He was 72 years of age. He was the son of the late Charles Hampton, Sr. and Myrtle LANTZ ANDERSON. (8 Apr 98)


Anderson, Mira of Hacker Valley, died at the residence of her daughter Marie, on Friday, December 5, 1997 following a long illness. She was 93 years of age. She was born in Hacker Valley on November 26, 1904, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Eva SPRINGER DUKE. Services were held on Sunday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m., at the Dodd & Reed funeral Home in Webster Springs . . . Burial was at the Hacker Valley Cemetery. (10 Dec 97)


Archer, Mary L., 57, of Akron, died Dec. 16, 2000. Mrs. Archer was born in Summerville, W. Va., and had been an area resident the past 35 years. She was
formerly employed by Summit County Children Services. She enjoyed crafts and shopping. Preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1994, she leaves her daughters, Deborah (Frank) Fanizzi and Deanne Archer; son, David, all of Akron; grandson, Alex Fanizzi; and sisters and brothers. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home in Akron, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment at Hillside Cemetery. (24 Dec 00)


BELL, Stanley "Red" of Cowen, died at Summersville Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, February 1, 1998. He was 69 years of age. He was born in Bolair, on March 23, 1928, the son of the late Elmer BELL and Edith ADAMY Bell Chistfro. Services will be held on Thursday, February 5, at 2:00 p.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs . . Burial will be at the Handschumacher Cemetery in Upper Glade. (04 Feb 98)


BICKEL, Ronald C., of Hacker Valley, died at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, on Saturday, December 19, 1998, follwing a brief illness. He was 64 years of age. He was born in Webster County, on October 21, 1934, the son of the late Lloyd E. and Alta E. Lough Bickel. He lived most of his life in the county, and was a retired carpenter. He was a Methodist by faith, and was a member of Addison Lodge 116 AF & AM. Services were held on Wednesday, December 23, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, with the Rev. Conrad Tenney of French Creek, officiating. Burial was the Brown Mountain Cemetery, on Brown Mountain in Replete. (23 Dec 98)


BLAGG, Robert Columbus of Morgantown, formerly of Webster County, died at his residence on Saturday, Decmeber 19, 1998. He wa 79 years of age. He was born in Webster Springs, on Decmeber 6, 1919, the son of the late Carey and Della Mae Bickel Blagg. Services were held on Tuesday, Decmeber 22, at 2:00 p.m., at the William McCulla Funeral Home in Westover, with the Rev. Max Humphreys, officiating. Burial was the Beverly HIlls Cemetery. (23 Dec 98)


BLAKE, John H. of Litchfield, Ohio, died at his residence on Sunday, Janaury 25, 1998 following a long illness. He was 56 years of age. He was born in Richwood on November 20, 1941, the son of Mae Wright Blake and the late Paul D. Blake. Service will be held on Thursday, January 29, at 11:00 a.m., at the Adams Funeral Home in Cowen . . Burial will be at the Johns Cemetery in Upper Glade. (28 Jan 98)


BOBBITT, Lee Hill "Uncle Bud"  (Scanned obit from 29 Jan 64)


BRIGHT, Homer R., of New Lyme Township, Ohio, died at his residence on Saturday, December 26, 1998. He was 76 years of age. He was born in Braxton County, on February 2, 1922, the son of the late Amos and Annie Heater Bright. Services were held on Wednesday, December 30, at 11:00 a.m., at the Fleming Funeral Home, Inc. in Jefferson, Ohio, witht the Rev. Harley Bender, brother-in-law of the deceased, and the Rev. Robert Falke of the Ashtabula Church of God, officiating. Burial was at the Brownville Cemetery in New lyme Township, Ohio. (30 Dec 98)


BRITTON, Gilbert O., 73, of Elyria died Wednesday at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain after a short illness. Born in Delphi, W. Va., he had been a resident of Elyria for 46 years. He was employed as a machinist and tool and die maker with Lear Romec, formerly Lear Sigler, in Elyria for 25 years before retiring in 1995. Mr. Britton was a Navy veteran and served during World War II. He was a member of the Frank S. Harmon Lodge 663 F&AM, of the American Legion Post 12, the VFW 1079 in Elyria and the Elyria Moose Lodge. After his retirement he worked part time with Gehrke and Sons Mfg. in Lorain and part time with Ohio Screw Products in Elyria. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Emogene (nee Williams) Britton of Elyria; a daughter, Stephanie Carey of Amherst Township; two grandsons; brothers Robert of Canvass, W.Va., and John of Fairview Park; and sisters Martha Wilson of Cowen, W. Va., Verbena Blanchard of Marshall, Texas and Patricia Keron of LaGrange. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Ruby (nee Weese) Britton; a brother, Thomas Britton, in 1979; a sister, Margaret Spera, in 1992; a niece, Lisa Spera, in 1982; and a nephew, Dennis R. Britton, in 1998. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria, where a lodge service will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the Frank S. Harmon Lodge 663 F&AM. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Frank K. Carey will officiate. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria, where the VFW Post 1079 will conduct military honors. Memorials can be made to New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, 3700 Kolbe Road, Lorain 44053.


BROWN, Camden H., of Maidsville, formerly of Route 8, Catawba, died  on the home of his sister-in-law Macil Brown with whom he resided, on Friday, July 31, 1998. He was 85 years of age. He was born in  Wheeler, Webster Co., on April 8, 1913, the son of the late Homer and Melissa Roby Brown. Services were held on Monday, August 3, at 11:00 a.m., at the William McCulla Funeral Home in Westover, with the Rev. George Koon officiating. Burial was at the Beverly Hills Cemetery. (19 Aug 98)


Carder, Lula Bertha, of Cowen, died at the Webster Continuous Care Center on Thursday, February 11, 1999. She was 95 years of age. She was born in Cowen, on January 6, 1904. She retired to Webster County in 1969 from Columbus, Ohio. Services were held on Monday, February 15, at 11:00 a.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funderal Home in Cowen, with the Rev. Cofer Cochran officiating. Burial was at the W.Va Memorial Gardens in Calvin. (17 Feb 99)


Carpenter, Kate of Upper Glade, died at the CAMC in Charleston on Sunday, March 22, 1998, following a long illness. She was 82 years of age. She was born in Buckhannon on May 16, 1915, the daughter of Taylor and Lonnie DUKE TAYLOR. Services were held on Wednesday, March 25, at 11:00 a.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs . . . Burial was at the Isaac McCourt Cemetery, Elk River Road, Webster Springs. (25 Mar 98)

CHRISTIAN, J. Paul of Upper Glade, died on Saturday, March 28, 1998 in  Charleston, following a brief illness. He was 64 years of age. He was born in Dyer, on March 26, 1934, the son of Lula Wright of Richwood and the late Lawrence CHRISTIAN. Services wre held on Tuesday, March 31, at 11:00 a.m., at the Adams Funeral Home in Cowen . . . Burial was at the Gadd Cemetery near Cowen. (01 Apr 98)


Clark, Esta King of Huntington, formerly of Webster County, died on Sunday, March 8, 1998. She was 88 years of age. She was born in Ritchie County, on Jul 9, 1909, the daughter of the late Edward and Ella MYERS CLAYTON. Services were held on Wednesday, March 11, at 11:00 a.m., at Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington . . . Burial was at the Woodmere Memorial Park. (18 Mar 98)


CLIFTON, Charles L. of Elyria, Ohio, formerly of Webster county, died at the Community Health Partners Hospital in Lorain, Ohio, on Wednesday, January 28, 1998. He was 54 years of age. He was born in Webster Springs, on March 28, 1943, the son of the later Minter CLIFTON and Daisy Clifton of Webster Springs. Services were held on Monday, February 2, at 10:00 a.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs . . . Burial was at the McCoy Cemetery. (04 Feb 98)

COCHRAN, Sylvia Madge of Webster Springs, died at her residence on Tuesday, March 10, 1998. She was 81 years of age. She was born in Braxton County, on January 29, 1917, the daughter of the late Sampson and Nancy Ellen STOCKWELL DAVIS. Serivces were held on Friday, March 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs . . . Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery in Webster Springs. (11 Mar 98).


COGAR, Deuward Lynn,  of Webster Springs, died at Webster County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 28, 1998, of an apparent heart attack. He was 45 years of age. He was born in Webster Springs, on July 30, 1953, the son of Madlyne Wilmoth and the late Eldridge Cogar. He was a lifelong resdient of Webster Springs and was disabled. He was a Pentacostal by faith. Graveside services were held on Monday, November 30, at 2:00 p.m., at the Union Cemetery in Parcoal, with the Rev. James Armentrout officiating. Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, was in charge of the arrangements. (02 Dec 98)


Cogar, Lela D. Barbe of Sutton, died at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, on Monday, February 9, 1998, following a long illness. She was 70 years of age. She was born in webster Springs, on April 9, 1927, the daughter of the late Nathan and Ada WILLIAMS DAVIS. (18 Feb 98)


COGAR, Ronald D. of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of West Virginia, died at his residence on Wednesday, January 21, 1998, following a long illness. He was 63 years of age. He was born in Centralia, on June 25, 1934, the son of Fred COGAR of Jane Lew and the late Nola J. BURNS Cogar. Services were held on Saturday, January 24, at 1:00 p.m., in Adams Funeral Home in Cowen . . . Burial was at the Adkinson  Cemetery in Cowen. (28 Jan 98)

CONNER, Bernard of Cowen died on Saturday, March 21, 1998, at the Summersville Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. He was 79 years of age. He was born in  Webster County, on March 15, 1919, the son of the late Joe and Bertha CONNER. Services were held on  Wednesday, March 25, at 11:00 a.m., at the Cowen Pentecostal Church . . . Burial was at the Givens Cemetery in Upper Glade.  (01 Apr 98)


COOL, Camden Dallis of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Webster County, died at the Lorien Frankfort Nursing & Rehab in Baltimore, Md., on Wednesday, July 8, 1998, following a long illness. He was 84 years of age. He was born in Webster County, on June 28, 1914, the son of the late Berlin and Bertha FISHER COOL. Graveside services were held on Saturday, July 11, at 1:00 p.m., at the Holly River Baptist Church Cemetery in Diana. The Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, was in charge of the arrangements.


COOMBS, Jimmie Frederick of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Webster County, died at the Hospice Care Center in Copley, Ohio, on Friday, March 20, 1998, following a long illness. He was 63 years of age. He was born in Webster springs, on March 4, 1935, the son of Nellie Coombs and the late Russell COOMBS. Services were held on Tuesday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs . . . Burial was at the Cutlip Cemetery, on Cutlip Mountain. (25 Mar 98)


CROUSE, William Thomas of Webster Springs, died at the Webster County Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 23, 1990 following a long illness. He was 86 years of age. He was born in Webster Springs on April 15, 1903, the son of Thomas and
Lucinda Baldwin Crouse, both deceased.  He had lived in the county for the past year and had also lived in Virginia.  He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by half-brother Ray Miles of Webster Springs and half-sister Annie Crouse of Hot Springs.
Services were held on Sunday February 25, at 2 p.m. at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, with the Rev. Minter Lynch, officiating.  Burial was in the Crouse-Clifton Cemetery, Route 2, Webster Springs. (28 Feb 1990)


Davidson, Muriel MYERS of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Webster County, died at her residence on Sunday, February 15, 1998, following a short illness. She was 65 years of age. She was born in Wheeler, in Webster County on July 17, 1932, the daughter of Goldie BICKEL MYERS and the late Hilburn T. MYERS, Sr. Graveside services were held on Saturday, February 21, at the Radebaugh Cemetery . . . (11 Mar 98)


DAVIS, Carl Duncan of Webster Springs died at CAMC-General Division on Wednesday, May 13, 1998, from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was 77 years of age. He was born in Adrian, on August 01, 1920, the son of the late Nathan and Ada WILLIAMS DAVIS. (03 Jun 98)


Delp, Nancy Irene of Cowen, died on Friday, February 13, 1998, at CAMC-General Division in Charleston. She was 50 years of age. (18 Feb 98)


Denna, Elsie E., of Cowen died in Summersville, on Sunday 19 Apr 1998, after a long illness. She was 94 years of age. She was born in Exchange, on 17 Dec 1903, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Loraina COLE BRAGG. (22 Apr 98)


Dodrill Esta, born March 27, 1902 the daughter of George and Martha WARE COWGER of Long Run in Webster Co. Esta was the widow of Willard C. Dodrill and was the first woman sheriff to be elected in the state of West Virginia.  She served her county of Webster from January 1961 to December 1964. She passed to her eternal reward on March 27, 1998, the day of her 96th birthday.  She is buried beside her husband at the Lower Point Mountain Community Church on Point Mountain.  (recieved from daughter - Mary Griffey)


DODRILL, Willard Christian, born April 29, 1902 to James and Mary (Bickel) Dodrill, and passed to his eternal reward on October 3, 1968.  He was a life long resident of Webster County as was his parents. He also served his county as deputy sheriff for two terms. (recieved from daughter - Mary Griffey)


Dowis, Sue BERRY of Hockessin, DE died on Friday, 21 Nov 1997 . . in Newark, DE . . . She was 67 years of age. She was born in Webster County, the daughter of the late Walt G. and Lillian DOBBINS BERRY. (03 Dec 97)


DUNLAP, Ralph L. of Vienna, died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg on Monday, February 26, 1990. following an extended
illness. He was 67 years of age. He was born in Boone County on September 21, 1922, son of Nella Mullins of madison and the late French H. Dunlap. He was retired after 25 years, as an electrician with Unon Carbide metals. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II and was a member of the Vienna Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Webster Springs High School, and attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago and Metropolitan Electrical School in New York. He was a member of the Vienna Lodge 172 A.F. & A.M., and was an 18th degree Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Parkersburg. He is survived by; his wife of 43 years, Mrs. Lillie Davis Dunlap; sisters, Loretta Harper of Mt. McComb, Ill., Bonnie Brannum of Huntsville, Ala., and Betty Harless of Madison; brother Richard Dunlap of St. Albans; his mother, Nella Mullins; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 1:00 p.m. at the Vaughan Funeral Home in Parkersburg, with the Rev. Tom Stevens, officiating, Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with masonic Graveside rites. (28 Feb 1990)


Durst, Carol R. of Doylestown, Ohio, died on Tuesday, March 10, 1998. She was 49 years of age. Services were held on Thursday, March 12, at 1:00 p.m., at the ZakMonbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown, Ohio . . . Burial was at the Greenlawn Memorial Park. (18 Mar 98)


EVANS, Fred C., of Sutton, died on Sunday, December 20, 1998, at the Braxton County Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. He was 92 years of age. He was born in Nicholas County, on March 7, 1906, the son of hte late David Andrew and Ruhamey Wyne Evans. He was a Christian by faith. Services wil be held on Thursday, December 24, at 11:00 a.m., at the Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in Sutton, with the Rev. Dale Clayton and the Rev. William Griffin, officiating. Burial was at the Braxton County Cemetery near Sutton. (23 Dec 98)


Farinholt, Judith A. of Pylesville, Maryland, formerly of Webster County, died at the University of Marland Medical center on Tuesday, September 29, 1998. She was 55 years of age. She was born in Webster Springs, on July 8, 1943, the daughter of the late Oliver Roscoe and Edith Miller Woods. Services were held on Friday, October 2, at 11:00 a.m., at the Harkins Funeral Home in Delta, Pa., with the Rev. Larry W. Wilson officiaitng. Burial was at the Bel Air Memorial Gardens.  (07 Oct 98)


FISHER, Wendell R. of Madison, Ohio, formelry of West Virginia, died at Memorial Hospital in Geneva, Ohio, on Thursday, January 15, 1998. He was 68 years of age. He was born in Wheeler, on March 17, 1929, the son of Nellie Fisher and hte Late Clarence FISHER. (28 Jan 98)


Fletcher, Jessie Mildred of Camden-on-Gauley, died at her residence on Wednesday, November 26, 1997, following a long illness. She was 82 years of age. She was born on June 1, 1915, the daughter of the late James Wesley Haddix and Estella Smith Haddix Moffatt. (10 Dec 97)


FORBES, Courtney Rene, one-day-old daughter of Nathan and Barbara Jane Jacobs Forbes of French Creek, died on October 2, 1998, at 11:40 a.m., at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. Services will be held on Thursday, Ocotber 8, at 1:00 p.m., at the Center Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kevin Bender, officiating. Burial will be at the Center Chapel Cemetery. The Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home in French Creek is in charge of the arrangements. (07 Oct 98)


Garvin, Ona Pearl


GOFF, William Paul of Webster Springs died at the Nicholas Health Care Center in richwood, on Saturday, January 31, 1998, following a long illness. He was 76 years of age. He was born in Richwood, on March 3, 1921, the son of the late Thurman and Russie Green Goff. Services were held on Tuesday, February 3, at 11:00 a.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs . . . Burial was at the W.Va. Memorial Gardens in Calvin. (04 Feb 98)


GREEN, Rev. Elza Marvin of Buckhannon, died at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown on Friday, February 20, 1998. He was 95 years of age. He was born in Waynesville, on May 22, 1902, the son of the late Henry F. and Dora Alice GOFF GREEN. (01 Apr 98)


GROSS, Herold H. of Barboursville, formerly of Webster County, died at his residence on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 . . He was 63 years of age. He was born in Cowen, on November 15, 1934, the son of the late Teddy Otto and Georgia HOOVER GROSS. (14 Jan 98)


Hall, Erma B. of Webster Springs, died at Webster County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 5, 1998. She was 88 years of age. She was born in Dianna, on November 23, 1910, the daughter of the late Franklin and Nora Lynch Sears. She lived most of her life in Webster County, and was a homemaker. She was a Pentacostal by faith. Services were held on Wednesday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, with the Rev. Carmel Sanson of Cowen, officiating. Burial was at the Cool Spring Cemetery in Dianna. (09 Dec 98)


Hall, Kelly Lea, of Webster Springs died at her residence on Friday, Octoer 2, 1998, foolowing a long illness. She was 38 years of age. She was born Aoril 14, 1960, the daughter of the late Harvey B. and Sylvia McCartney Anderson. Services were held on Monday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs. Burial was at the Harrison Cochran Cemetery on Orndoff Road, Webster Springs. (07 Oct 98)


Hammond, Mazie Lou GREEN of Webster Springs, died on Wednesday, February 11, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, following a sudden illness. She was 56  years of age. She was born in Bergoo, on July 3, 1941, the daughter of the late Otley and Lillian GREGORY GREEN. (18 Feb 98)


Hamrick, BLANKENSHIP Attie of Huntington ,West Virginia died at Cabell Huntington Hospital on Thursday, February 25, 1998 - she was 90 years of age. She was born in Enoch, on November 11, 1907. She was previously employed by Marshall University and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Webster Springs. She attended St. Luke's United Church in Huntington and was a life long member of the United Methodist  Women. She was formerly a member of the OES. She is survived by:  Sons,  Nathan Gene Hamrick of Toccoa, Georgia,  George B. Hamrick of Maitland, Florida and Paul Allen Hamrick of Jacksonville, Florida.
Daughters:  Nancy Grimm of Orange City, Florida , Linda Harrington of Huntington, WV and Nell Marie Kelly of Memphis, Tenn. - 16 Grandchildren and 22 great grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simpson S. Hamrick and by two brothers and two sisters. Services were held on Saturday, February 28, at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist in Webster Springs, Webster County, West Virginia. Burial was at the Miller Cemetery in Webster Springs. Dodd and Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs was in charge of the arrangements.


Hamrick, Cora Pauline, of Summersville, formerly of Webster County, died at her residence on Thursdday, May 28, 1998. She was 77 years old. She was born in Cowen, on April 1, 1921, the daughter of the late Emory and Maryetta Skidmore Bennett. (03 Jun 98)

(This obit DAISY HAMRICK was the daughter of ARNOLD and ANGELINE DODRILL HAMRICK - her great grandparents were WILLIAM and JEANETTE GREGORY HAMRICK, gggrandparents were COL. ISAAC and SARAH GIVEN GREGORY. Aunt Daisy passed away after 1977 - if anyone has the correct year - please let me know. Patsy)

HAMRICK, Daisy Belle, age 93 -former resident of Valley Head, West Virginia and a resident of Belington for the past five years died at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 24, at Memorial General Hospital in Elkins, WV, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hamrick was born April 13,1884 on Point Mountain, Webster Springs, Webster County. Daughter of the late Arnold Mollohan Hamrick and Angeline Dodrill. On May 1, 1907 she married Hanson Hamrick who preceded in death in 1942, he was the son of Thomas M. Hamrick and Jane Baughman. Daisy was the last survivor of her immediate family. She was a member of the Valley Head United Methodist Church. Surviving relatives include: three daughters, Mattie Turner (Mrs. Fielden) - Dora Canterbury (Mrs. Eddie) both from Belington - Mrs. Connie Jolly of Stafford, VA. - one son, Arlie Hamrick of Valley Head, WV. One son, three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted from F. E. Runner Funeral Home in Elkins,WV, with the Rev. Clarence Pierson, Pastor of Valley Head United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Meadow Lane Cemetery in Bergoo, WV. by F.E. Runner Funeral Home.



Hamrick, Elsie V., of Webster Springs died at the Nicholas County Health Care Center on 17 March 2000. Ms. Hamrick was born in Webster County on 15 December 1910, one of 12 children born to Thomas and Francena Hamrick.  Elsie began her working
career for Mack Carpenter at an early age in his local restaurant. In 1936 she began operating as owner, Elsie Hamrick's Taxi and continued this service for 50 years. Also, in 1962 she opened the "original Custard Stand" which was located on Baker Street in Webster Springs and renown for its hot dogs until its closing in 1988. During her life time, she made numerous friends and acquaintances throughout the community. Elsie extended a warm and extremely generous hand to many individuals,  including family, with more than a cab ride when needed. Elsie is survived by three sisters; Ruby Holcomb of Cugahoga Falls, Ohio
- Russie Jackson, Akron, Ohio - Mary Bennett of Webster Springs. One brother, Dana Hamrick of Webster Springs. Many nephews and nieces and grandnephews and grandnieces. In addition to her parents, Elsie was proceeded in death by three sisters
and four brothers. Services were held Tuesday, March 21, at 2:00 pm at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Cofer Cochran officiating. Burial was at WV Memorial Gardens at Calvin, West Virginia. (Webster Echo - Webster Springs, WV - 22 March 2000 - Vol. 118 - No.12)


Hamrick, Ethel of Summersville, formerly of Webster County, died at Summersville Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 19, 1998 . . . she was 86 years of age. She was born in Webster Springs, on 30 Jun 1911, the daughter of the late Henson and Lizzie Gregory Dodrill. Services will be held on Thursday, January 22, at 1:00 p.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs . . . Burial will be at the Hamrick Cemetery. (21 Jan 98)


HAMRICK, Everett L. of Akron, Ohio, died at the Akron General Hospital on Tuesday, May 26, 1998. He was 65 years of age. He was born in Mingo, on January 13, 1993, the son of the late James P. and Sylvia S. Hamrick. Services will be held on Saturday, Mary 30, at 11:00 a.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, with Pastor David Harbeson, officiating. Burial will be at the Meadowland Cemetery in Bergoo. (27 May 98)


HAMRICK, Gordon Clay of Baltimore, Maryland died friday, May 12, 2000 in Baltimore after an extended illness. He was 76 years of age. He was born in Lost Creek, West Virginia on July 10, 1923 the son of the late Ella Cogar and Verdon Hamrick. He was a verteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by : Wife, Merlin Hamrick of Baltimore, Maryland - son, Jeffrey G. Hamrick III also of Balitmore, MD. - half sisters, Norma Winifree of French Creek, WV - Elma Post of Clarksburg, WV - Leota eastburn of Charlotte Hall, MD. and Regina McAlphine of Jackson, Mississippi. Three half brothers: Shelton Hamrick of Columbus, Ohio - Eldon of New Castle, Deleware and Nelson of French Creek, WV.  Three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother Bettie Hamrick and half-sister, Phyllis Post and half-brother Clinton. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 11, 2000 at the Thomas Hamrick cemetery near Webster Springs with the Rev. Larry Lovely officiating. The Webster Echo  Newspaper - Webster Springs, West Virginia - 7 June 2000. (29 Sep 00)


HAMRICK, Monna L., 78 years of age and a resident of Mingo, passed away at 10:30 pm. on Saturday July 1, at the home of her son, Sherman Hamrick with whom she lived. She was born on April 1, 1922 at Logan Run near Valley Head, WV. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Mary Riggleman Gay. She was married to Tye E. Hamrick who proceeded her in death in 1959. She is survived by one son, Sherman E. Hamrick of Mingo; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Loughery of Bergoo;  two sisters - Viola Blevins of Elkins and Jessie Durst of Akron, Ohio. Six grandchildren; Cynthia and Sherman K. Hamrick of Mingo; Gathel Wood of Charlotte, North Carolina; Michael Hamrick of Kirkwood, IL; Andy Loughery of Summersville; and Vanessa Loughry of Elkins. Two great-grandchildren; Cody Wood,  Amanda and Tyler Hamrick. Also proceeding her in death were three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Hamrick attended the schools in Randolph County, was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 6, at 2:00 p.m. at the Tomblyn Funeral Home Chapel in Elkins with the Rev. Eddie Kyle officiating. Interment will follow in the Ware's Ridge Cemetery near Valley Head. The Tomblyn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Source - Webster Echo Newspaper - 6 July, 2000 -page 4 -Webster Springs, WV


HAMRICK, Olen V. of Bolair, died at his residence on Sunday, January 25, 1998, following a long illness. He was 84 years of age. He was born in Bergoo, on November 27, 1913, the son of the late Henry D. and Nancy COLE HAMRICK. Services will be held on Thursday, January 29, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs. Burial will be at the W.Va. Memorial Gardens in Calvin. <Nicholas Co> (28 Jan 98)


Hamrick, Sarah L. COCHRAN of Diana, died at her residnece on Saturday, May 30, 1998, following a long illness. She was 71 years of age. She was born in Diana on April 30, 1927, the daughter of the late Bert W. and Audrey RIFFLE COCHRAN. (03 Jun 98)


Hargrove, Hazel CASE of Tampa, Flordia, formerly of Webster County died on Friday, December 5, 1997, in Tampa, Fla., following a long illness. She was 86 years of age. She was born in Halo, on November 5, 1911, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Burton CASE of Cowen. (10 Dec 97)


HARTMANN, John Earl of the Arlington Personal Care Home in Parkersburg, died at Sr. Joseph Hospital on Sunday, May 24, 1998. He was 90 years of age. He was born in Hacker Valley on October 14, 1907, the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Hartmann. Services will be held on Thursday, May 28, at 9:00 a.m., at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Parkersburg, with the Rev. Nolan Turner officiating. Burial will be at Rock Cave.  (27 May 98)


Henson, Nara Myrtle, of Cowen, died at the Webster Continuous Care Center in Cowen, on Tuesday, November 24, 1998, following a long illness. She was 94 years of age. She was born in Morgan County, Kentucky, on June 15, 1904, the daughter of the late James J. and Sarah Jane Watson Perkins. Services were held on Friday, November 27, at 11:00 a.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs. Burial was at the Floral Hill Memorial Gardens in Clarksburg. (02 Dec 98)


Hines, Myrtle Eileen of New Rome, Ohio, formerly of Webster County, died at Arbors West, in West Jefferson, Ohio, on Wednesday, January 21, 1998, following an extended illness. She was 76 years of age. She was born in Webster County, on September 11, 1921, the daughter of the late Charles Wade and Minnie Belle Garvin Eubank. (18 Feb 98)


HOLBROOK, Harry Austin, of Cowen, died at Webster Continuous Care Center on Sunday, August 16, 1998. He was 100 years of age. He was born in Richwood, on 29 Jan 1898, the son of the late Joe Crockett and Eva Denny Holbrook. Services will be held on Thursday, August 20, at 2:00 p.m., at Adams Funeral Home in Cowen, with the Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Burial will be at the Bragg Run Cemetery at Boggs. (19 Aug 98)


HOLCOMB, Dolan R. of Jane Lew, formerly of Erbacon, died on Monday, June 15, 1998. He was 20 years of age. He was born in Webster Springs, on January 16, 1978, the son Jenning "Ike" and Vickie Holcomb and Marilyn and Guy Warner. Serivces will be held on Thursday, June 18, at 1:00 p.m., at Adams Funeral Hone in Cowen, with the Rev. Pat Greene officiating. Burial will be at Hickory Flats Cemetery in Erbacon. (17 Jun 98)


Holcomb, Shirley L. of Westminster, Maryland, formerly of Wainville, died at the Carroll County General Hospital on Sunday, April 26, 1998, following a brief illness. She was 49 years of age. She wsa born in Wainville on May 16, 1948, the daughter of the late Woodrow and Elsie Marie SNIDER HOLCOMB. (29 Apr 98)


Hyatt, Gerogia L.  of Camden-on-Gualey, died at her residence on Friday, April 3, 1998, following a long illness. She was 64 years of age. (15 Apr 98)

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