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Janet Ballengee Estep 68

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Posted - 06/19/2009 :  07:56:46  Show Profile  Send Janet Ballengee Estep 68 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Mack Halsey

BEAVER — Mack Halsey, 86, of Second Street, Beaver, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, in a Bowers Hospice House following an extended illness.

Born on July 30, 1922, in Beaver, he was the son of the late Senter McCoy Halsey and Grace P. Massie Halsey. His family moved to Rainelle, W.Va., in 1931.

Mack was a graduate of the Rainelle High School Class of 1941. He was the Student Director of the High School Band, as well as being a member of the all-state band in his senior year.

Mack enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on Sept. 5, 1941, and went to England in November 1942 with the First Antisubmarine Squadron as a tail gunner on a B24 long-range Bomber. From there he went to French Morocco in January 1943 with the same Squadron, then back to Langley Field, Va., in June 1943. His squadron had a casualty rate of 80 percent. Decorations and citations received included: American Defense American Theater with one battle star, Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, The Purple Heart, Presidential Distinguished Unit Badge, European African Middle Eastern ribbon with one battle star and Air Crew Member (wings). He was discharged October 25, 1945, with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Mack moved to Beckley in 1946 to attend Beckley College. On Jan. 18, 1951, he married Martha Gallaher and the two shared a very loving marriage. Martha passed away Nov. 9, 1995.

Mr. Halsey was in the insurance business being an Agent with Nationwide Ins. Co. from Sept. 1954 to April 1987 on South Fayette St. He was a member of The Moose since 1962 and a member of the Beaver Lions Club since 1971, serving as President, Sect. Zone Chairman, and was a Melvin Jones Award recipient. During his term as President, the club erected street signs for Beaver, Blue Jay, and C&O Dam Road.

He was a member of the Calico & Jeans Square Dancing club since 1996. Mack was also a member of the Beaver Methodist Church.

A brother, O.E. “Bud” Halsey, passed on Oct. 8, 2006. Mack was the last member of his immediate family.

Survivors include his good friends, Erma Byrd, Bill Carpenter, Pauline Forte and Bonnie Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 20th, in the Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Betty Lusk officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Beckley.

Friends may call tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be mailed to the family at melton@wvdsl.net.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.




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Janet Ballengee Estep 68

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Posted - 06/20/2009 :  17:31:01  Show Profile  Send Janet Ballengee Estep 68 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Michael Thomas Lewis

Michael Thomas Lewis, 59, of Rainelle, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at home following a short illness.

Born June 19, 1950, in Rainelle, he was a son of the late “Chuck” and Dollie Holliday Lewis.

Michael loved the Lord very much.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Lewis.

Survivors include two sisters, Judy Fleshman and husband, Charlie, of Rainelle and Carolyn Williams and husband, Sam, of Rupert; a sister-in-law, Rinda Lewis of Michigan; and one brother, John V. Lewis, Sr., and wife, Sheila, of Meadow Bridge; and several nieces and nephews.

He will be missed by everyone.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2009, at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with Pastor Don Bean officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior. There will be no evening visitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy would be appreciated.

The body was cremated and buried with his mother and father.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., of Rainelle.


I remember Mike. He was in our class (1968).
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Janet Ballengee Estep 68

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Posted - 06/29/2009 :  17:04:37  Show Profile  Send Janet Ballengee Estep 68 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
This message is in regard to the recent passing of Mike Lewis, class of 1968.

I've communicated with Keith Dixon about Mike, and Keith posted a message on Classmates.com about helping Mike's family, who did not have the resources to pay for Mike's funeral service. I called Wallace & Wallace in Rainelle, and they said they couldn't tell me exactly how much is still owed on the bill, but it is less than $2,000. If you wish to make a donation toward paying for Mike's funeral service, you can send it to Wallace & Wallace, 213 Main St., Rainelle, WV 25962. Thanks to all of you. I'm sure any help will be appreciated.
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Dale Tincher 64

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Posted - 07/01/2009 :  21:51:38  Show Profile  Visit Dale Tincher 64's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tim Bender, the husband of our dear friend, Rita Curd Bender, Class of 64, passed away June 29th. I found the obituary at the bottom of this page - http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/Obituaries_1pg Many of you probaby met Tim at the last reunion. He was a wonderful, giving man with a marvelous sense of humor. He and Rita had a wonderful marriage. Our prayers are with Rita and her family. The obituary may be removed soon from the online edition so I will paste it below:


Timothy D. Bender

Timothy Dwight Bender, 62, beloved husband of Rita Curd Bender, passed away at his home in the Celebrate Virginia community Monday, June 29, 2009, surrounded by his wife and children.

The son of Anna E. Bender and the late Carl James Bender, Tim was born on Sept. 2, 1946, in Martinsburg, W.Va., and was a graduate of Musselman High School Class of 1964.

Tim married Rita Ann Curd on Nov. 28, 1964. They lived their 44 years of marriage in Northern Virginia where he served the Fairfax County Police department for 26 years, retiring with the rank of second lieutenant.

During his children's childhood, Tim coached youth softball, baseball and football for more than 15 years. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed yearly treks to the woods with his friends and son. After retirement, Tim cared for his invalid mother-in-law, Maude Curd, and became a novice gardener and cook. Friends and family looked forward to his gifts of goodies and venison.

Tim is survived by his dear wife, Rita; his son, Gregory Stuart Bender and daughter-in-law Renee of Stafford County; his daughter, Carena Lynn Bender of Fairfax; the "apples of his eye," granddaughters Adelyn Renee "Addie" Bender, Jessica Ann "Jessie" Bender and Isis River Richards; brother Gerald James Bender and his wife, Debbie, of Erie, Pa.; sister Nancy Hovatter and her husband, Doug, of Inwood, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Services, located at 186 Shelton Shop Road in Stafford. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jeri Fields officiating. Internment will in Stafford Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Fairfax County Police Association School Scholarship Fund at 5625 Revercomb Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22030.

Online condolences may be made at mem.com or mullinsthompson.com.
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Janet Ballengee Estep 68

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Posted - 07/23/2009 :  12:21:02  Show Profile  Send Janet Ballengee Estep 68 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Richard Morrello

Richard Morrello, passed away Monday, July 20, 2009, in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital at approximately 8 p.m.

Born on Dec. 7, 1929, in Logan, W.Va., he was the son of the late Dominick and Martha Caudill Morrello.

“Richie” graduated from Rainelle High School in 1950, served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and worked for Anderson Paving Company.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by siblings, Joe, Tony, Leo, Janey, Angelina and Gracie Morrello.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Barbara Ann Morrello; daughter, Gina Grimmett and husband, Robert of Rainelle; son, Michael Morrello of Rainelle; grandsons, Robert Joseph Grimmett and wife, Mary Ann and Ryan Grimmett; brothers, James Morrello and wife, Ruby of Rupert and John Morrello and wife, Linda of Princeton; sisters, Frances Maas of Sun City, Calif., Catherine Salagado of Page, Arizona and Barbara Lee Morrello of Rancho Cucamongo, Calif.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Smathers Funeral Chapel in Rainelle with Jackie Fox conducting the service, assisted by B.J. Grimmett. Burial will follow in the End of the Trail Cemetery at Clintonville.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.
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Dale Tincher 64

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Posted - 07/29/2009 :  21:01:46  Show Profile  Visit Dale Tincher 64's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone,

The first teacher that most of us had was Miss Maynard. I remember her well even though it was several decades ago. I probably remember her better than most since she was my first teacher. We will be in prayer for her family. Andy forwarded Miss Maynard's obituary: http://www.wvgazette.com/Obituaries

Caroline Elizabeth Maynard

Caroline Elizabeth Maynard, 85, a longtime resident of Rainelle, passed away in her sleep July 27, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Katie Maynard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her older brothers, Grover, Egbert, and Herbert.

She is survived by her devoted sister, Katherine Tucci, with whom she lived the past five years.

Caroline considered her nieces, Kathy and Martha, hers. She was their second mother.

She is survived by her nieces, Kathy Edwards and her children, Sally and Alan, of Huntington, Martha Tucci and her children, Emily and Lucca Wang, of Lawrence, Kan., Betsy Elaine Miller and Nora Ann Selzo of Gainesville, Fla.; and nephew E.D. "Sonny" Maynard of Potomac Falls, Va.

Caroline was a graduate of Concord College with a degree in education. She taught first grade at Rainelle Elementary for over 40 years. Caroline was active in the community of Rainelle. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Friends of the Library, Library Board and founder of the Rainelle Public Library and the Woman's Club and, above all, she loved her friends and was an avid, lifelong bridge player (card shark). She loved to play card games with all the nieces and nephews, also. Caroline loved to read, work crossword puzzles, knit, sew, visit with friends, and tell stories.

She was a ray of sunshine to all she met.

According to her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. She will be cremated and buried beside her mother in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Rainelle Public Library, Rainelle, WV 25962, or Rainelle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 646, Rainelle, WV 25962


Dale Tincher - Class of 64
919-272-8052
dale.tincher@rainellereunion.com
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Janet Ballengee Estep 68

USA
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Posted - 08/21/2009 :  08:51:14  Show Profile  Send Janet Ballengee Estep 68 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
L. Prudence Piercy

CLINTONVILLE — L. Prudence Piercy, 102, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at the home of her caregiver in Smoot after a long illness.

Born Nov. 25, 1906, at Rupert, she was the youngest of five daughters born to the late William Starr and Mary Young Crane.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesse J. Piercy; four sisters, Lou, Margie, Amy and Carmie; and a brother, Herb.

Mrs. Piercy was educated in Greenbrier County schools, graduating from Rainelle High School and the only one of her family to do so. In her early years, she was a member of Amwell Baptist Church, where her parents were members and many of her family members belonged. In later years, she joined James Chapel United Methodist Church, Clintonville, where she belonged until her death.

Prue was the primary breadwinner for the family as Jesse was hurt in the mines. Jesse kept the family farm going while Prue worked outside of the home to provide for the family. In earlier years, she sold produce in Rainelle, later worked as a waitress, clerk for Shafer’s hardware in Rupert and spent 15 years as a correctional officer at the federal women’s prison in Alderson. Prue was a wonderful mother and her entire life was wrapped around her children. She was always there for her children’s activities for support. She was also a well known crafter, having made many quilts which she gave to her children and grandchildren. She was also well known for her homemade soap which she gave to everyone who would accept it. She gave a sample of her cucumber soap to Barbara Mandrell, a performer at the state fair. She was very community-minded and was usually first in a home where there was a death or serious illness with offer of food, money or just a presence. Prue’s final years were spent with Barbara, who was her primary caregiver. She and Jesse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1979 and they were married a total of 61 years until Jesse passed away in 1990. Prue had a hugh number of friends — she was very well known throughout Greenbrier County. She took great joy in participating in community activities — especially the Shanghai Parade in Lewisburg on New Year’s Day.

Prue loved to crochet, canning, loved her vegetable garden and took great pride in sharing with neighbors. Her home was filled with cloth bolts from her many craft activities. She was very proud of her age and took great pride that she was self-sufficient and could still drive well past her 95th birthday. Mrs. Piercy leaves a host of family and friends and the world has been blessed to have her for almost 103 years.

Prue married Jesse J. Piercy, Nov. 29, 1929, at Rupert, and soon after they established a home in Clintonville, four children were born at the family home in Clintonville. Surviving her are James W. (Jim) and wife, Leona, of Elkview, Barbara Stone and husband, Frank, of Clintonville, Janet McNeel and husband, Lanty, of Hillsboro and Carl Curtis (Pete) and wife, Judy, of Clintonville; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

Service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the James Chapel United Methodist Church, Clintonville, with the Rev. Von Sadler officiating. Burial will follow in the James Chapel Cemetery, beside her deceased husband, Jesse Piercy.

Friends may call 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the James Chapel United Methodist Church, Clintonville, and at the church one hour prior to the service Saturday.

The family acknowledges and appreciates the loving care given by the Parrish family, Larry, Glenna, Jodie and Justin, to our mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to the James Chapel Building Fund, c/o the Rev. Von Sadler, Clintonville, W.Va., or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.



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ML2006

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Posted - 09/07/2009 :  02:10:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Dale Tincher 64

Hello everyone,

The first teacher that most of us had was Miss Maynard. I remember her well even though it was several decades ago. I probably remember her better than most since she was my first teacher. We will be in prayer for her family. Andy forwarded Miss Maynard's obituary: http://www.wvgazette.com/Obituaries

Caroline Elizabeth Maynard

Caroline Elizabeth Maynard, 85, a longtime resident of Rainelle, passed away in her sleep July 27, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Katie Maynard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her older brothers, Grover, Egbert, and Herbert.

She is survived by her devoted sister, Katherine Tucci, with whom she lived the past five years.

Caroline considered her nieces, Kathy and Martha, hers. She was their second mother.

She is survived by her nieces, Kathy Edwards and her children, Sally and Alan, of Huntington, Martha Tucci and her children, Emily and Lucca Wang, of Lawrence, Kan., Betsy Elaine Miller and Nora Ann Selzo of Gainesville, Fla.; and nephew E.D. "Sonny" Maynard of Potomac Falls, Va.

Caroline was a graduate of Concord College with a degree in education. She taught first grade at Rainelle Elementary for over 40 years. Caroline was active in the community of Rainelle. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Friends of the Library, Library Board and founder of the Rainelle Public Library and the Woman's Club and, above all, she loved her friends and was an avid, lifelong bridge player (card shark). She loved to play card games with all the nieces and nephews, also. Caroline loved to read, work crossword puzzles, knit, sew, visit with friends, and tell stories.

She was a ray of sunshine to all she met.

According to her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. She will be cremated and buried beside her mother in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Rainelle Public Library, Rainelle, WV 25962, or Rainelle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 646, Rainelle, WV 25962


Dale Tincher - Class of 64
919-272-8052
dale.tincher@rainellereunion.com



I had no idea Ms Maynard passed away until I read this. She was a incredible teacher with excellent teaching and caring skills.
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Janet Ballengee Estep 68

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Posted - 10/28/2009 :  08:35:03  Show Profile  Send Janet Ballengee Estep 68 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Lorena Mae James

RAINELLE — Lorena Mae James, 67, ascended to Heaven on Oct. 26, 2009. She was born Sept. 23, 1942, at Charmco, and after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, she passed away in Charlotte, N.C., at the home of her daughter.

She was a graduate of Rainelle High School, a former employee of the G.C. Murphy Co. and of Royal Distributors, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Rainelle.

Lorena was known by all as a kind and gentle soul who put others before herself and was always willing to help those in need. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Rita Loudermilk of Charmco.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Paul A. James; a son, Michael James and wife, Georgane of Clintonville; daughter, Donna Mahaffey and husband, Doc of Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Patricia Wilson and husband, Bill of McRoss; a niece, Lisa Morgan and husband, Jason of Ronceverte and five grandchildren, Myka and Chris James, Justin Saunders and Garrett and Alexandra Mahaffey.

A service to celebrate her life will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the First Baptist Church of Rainelle with Pastor Bob Scharnhorst officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Chris James, Justin Saunders and Garrett Mahaffey; son-in-law, Doc Mahaffey; brother-in-law, Bill Wilson and Jason Morgan.

The family would like to thank all of Lorena’s friends and the First Baptist Church of Rainelle for their ongoing prayer and encouragement during her illness. Also thank you to the Presbyterian Hospice team in Charlotte, N.C. for their wonderful care and support.

To honor Lorena’s giving spirit, the family requests that donations be made to the food pantry of the First Baptist Church of Rainelle in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle.
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Dale Tincher 64

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Posted - 12/16/2009 :  22:08:27  Show Profile  Visit Dale Tincher 64's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We regret to inform you that our dear friend, Gerry Mitchell, Class of '64, has passed away. Gerry’s health had been deteriorating over the past few years. We got to know Gerry well over the past three years as we worked on the Rainelle Reunion Website. Gerry took great pride in the Reunion Website and worked very hard on it, constantly seeking and editing photos and articles to add them to the site. A look at the Meadow River page will give you an idea of his amazing contributions. Gerry dearly loved Rainelle. We will miss him. We will honor Gerry by continuing to update the Website’s photos, though we will never be able to do the photos as well as he did.

As soon as we receive the funeral arrangements, we will let you know. Gerry’s wife, Karen, plans to have him at Hall’s Funeral Home in Warren, Ohio. We assume that the obituary will be on Hall’s Website - http://www.carlwhallfuneralhome.com/obituaries.asp

Dale Tincher and Andy Aide Pendleton

Gerry's obituary is here - http://www.carlwhallfuneralhome.com/obituaries.asp?id=290

Edited by - Dale Tincher 64 on 12/18/2009 09:27:32
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Janet Ballengee Estep 68

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Posted - 05/11/2010 :  08:20:13  Show Profile  Send Janet Ballengee Estep 68 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Rev. Thomas T. ‘Buck’ Sanford

RAINELLE — Rev. Thomas T. “Buck” Sanford, 57, of Rainelle, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 9, 2010, at his home following a difficult battle with cancer.

Born on July 1, 1952, in Richwood, he was the son of the late Lloyd A. and Lillia M. “Macie” Angle Sanford.

Buck was the Pastor of the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church on Russellville Road at Quinwood and had pastored in the surrounding areas since 1986. He also served as Administrator of the Joshua Scott Ministries for over 10 years, worked as a coal miner and was a proud U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Jane Sanford.

Survivors include his loving wife, of 34 years, Rhonda Kanode Sanford; one son, Thomas T. “Tommy” Sanford II of Rainelle; two daughters, Amber Hunter (Aaron) of Ronceverte and Shannon Sanford (Eugene Bumgarner) of Rainelle; one brother, Bill Sanford (Vicki) of Rainelle; one sister, Linda Vandall (Carlos) of Rainelle; two grandsons, Chase Walker and Jameson Hunter; one granddaughter, Jaspine Brown; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the McRoss Baptist Church with Pastor Bennie Kenney and Evangelist Eddie Goddard officiating. Burial will follow in the Little Creek Cemetery on Sims Mountain Road.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Smathers Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.
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Dale Tincher 64

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Posted - 11/05/2010 :  12:53:57  Show Profile  Visit Dale Tincher 64's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone,

I am sad to pass on to you that Helen Adair Kincaid Aide, mother of Andy, George Jr., Richard, Michael, Nancy, Gary & Cherie, passed away last Sunday. Many of you knew Mrs. Aide from high school.

Mrs. Aide's obituary is located at:
http://wvgazette.com/Obituaries/201011040001?display=email&id=97484&build=cache It is a very nice tribute to this marvelous lady.

Andy told me that her mother was older and had extreme health problems and Andy said she realized that her mother needed to go on to a better life. It is still, understandably, very difficult for Andy and the family and they miss their mother.

We will keep the Aide family in our prayers.
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Dale Tincher 64

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Posted - 01/17/2011 :  10:22:31  Show Profile  Visit Dale Tincher 64's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Connard Estep, for passing this on to us. I have heard John's name mentioned many times by those who remembered and loved him, plus some good stories. Many of us who are a bit younger knew his brother, Charles (Chubby), well. Dale


John J. Johnson Jr.

YORKTOWN, Va. — John J. Johnson, Jr., 73, of Yorktown, VA, joined his Savior January 13, 2011, in his home surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. John was born in Ronceverte, WV, on September 20, 1937. He was a member of the Class of 1955 at Rainelle High School where he came to know a young woman, Leona June Wilson, who later became his wife of 54 years. John was a member of the Deerpark Baptist Church in Charleston, SC. He attended Concord College and West Virginia Institute of Technology. John was employed by the state of WV before entering the U.S. Air Force on May 30, 1961. While serving in the military for a period of 28 years, John completed tours in Suffolk County AFB, NY; Clark AFB, the Philippines; Chanute AFB, IL; Westover AFB, MA; UT AFB, Thailand; Korat AFB, Thailand; Charleston AFB, SC; Williams AFB, AZ; and Sembach AFB, Germany. John retired from the military upon returning to the states on June 1, 1989. For the next ten years, he and his wife resided in Dayton, OH, where John worked for Goodwill Industries as a Job Coach and Contract Floor Supervisor. In the year 2000, John and his wife decided to make Yorktown, VA, their permanent home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. (Sr.) and Rowena Ray Johnson, Rainelle, WV, and his brother, Charles H. (Chubby) Johnson, Berkeley Springs, WV.

John was a devoted husband and father known for the love of his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by those left behind and remembered for his wonderful sense of humor. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Leona June, of Yorktown, VA; his children, Lynn Clark and husband Chris of Yorktown, VA, and Jan Adams and her husband Andreas of Theresa, NY; four grandchildren, Brian Clark and wife, Jamie, of Hampton, VA; Justin Clark and his fiancée, Carissa Jolet, of Newport News, VA; Chelsea Adams of Theresa, NY, and Desiree Adams of Theresa, NY; two great-granddaughters, Kayleigh Clark and Bella Rowes Jernigan; and one sister, Leah Ray Wallace and husband, Paul, of Nelsonville, OH.

The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle, WV. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Wallace Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, Clintonville, WV, with Pastor Stanley Clark officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 630972, Baltimore, Maryland 21263-0972.

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Dale Tincher 64

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Posted - 04/03/2011 :  08:56:25  Show Profile  Visit Dale Tincher 64's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wenona Mitchell passed away Friday night at Heartland of Rainelle Nursing Home. I understand that she is at Smathers Funeral Chapel. We will send details and the obituary link as soon as we get them. Wenona was the wife of Frank Mitchell and the mother of the late Gerry Mitchell who was a major contributor to this website, placing virtually all of the photos on the site. Wenona attended and enjoyed last summer's Rainelle Reunion. I visited her recently and her great memory and smile were there, as always. She had many friends and numerous visitors at Heartland.

Dale Tincher - Class of 64
919-272-8052
dale.tincher@rainellereunion.com
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Dale Tincher 64

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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  15:10:19  Show Profile  Visit Dale Tincher 64's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Dale Tincher 64

Wenona Mitchell passed away Friday night at Heartland of Rainelle Nursing Home. I understand that she is at Smathers Funeral Chapel. We will send details and the obituary link as soon as we get them. Wenona was the wife of Frank Mitchell and the mother of the late Gerry Mitchell who was a major contributor to this website, placing virtually all of the photos on the site. Wenona attended and enjoyed last summer's Rainelle Reunion. I visited her recently and her great memory and smile were there, as always. She had many friends and numerous visitors at Heartland.



Wenona's obituary can be found at - http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x300772100/Obituaries-Tuesday-April-5-2011. She was a wonderful lady and had many friends during her 90 years.

Dale Tincher - Class of 64
919-272-8052
dale.tincher@rainellereunion.com
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