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J. Leroy Gardner

Sep 15, 1994

J. Leroy Gardner, 69, of Monterey, died Thursday evening, September 15, 1994 in the Bath County Community Hospital.

He was born March 6, 1925 in Mustoe and was the son of Hampton Bruce and Jemima Jane (Stalnaker) Gardner.

He was a member of Victory Chapel Advent Christian Church and was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by...

Leola Swadley Maloy

Sep 8, 1994

Leola Swadley Maloy, 89, of McDowell died Thursday evening, September 8, 1994 at her residence.

Born August 19, 1905 in Burnsville, she was the daughter of William Henry and Theressa (Revercomb) Swadley.

On May 18, 1937, she married Patrick Shannon Maloy, who died on February 22, 1956.

Mrs. Maloy was a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman's College. She taught 19...

Bobby Gene Botkin Sr.

Aug 31, 1994

Bobby Gene Botkin Sr., 48, of Verona, died Wednesday, August 31, 1994 at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born August 10, 1946 at Harrisonburg, a don of Ressie Virginia (Puffenbarger) Botkin and Loyd Fleisher Botkin.

He spent most of his life in construction work and had worked for five years for Moffett Paving Company in Staunton.

In addition to his...

Ruby Vaiden Hamilton

Aug 28, 1994

Ruby Vaiden Hamilton, 76, of Hot Springs, died Sunday morning, August 28, 1994 in Bath County Community Hospital.

She was born February 10, 1918 at Mustoe, a daughter of Albert and Mary Susan (McAllister) Gum.

She had been employed at the Homestead Hotel for 15 years.

Her husband, Willis Hamilton, died April 6, 1993.

Survivors include one son, Charles Edward...

Margaret Florence Losh

Aug 19, 1994

Margaret Florence Losh, 76, of McDowell, died on Friday evening, August 19, 1994 at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born on August 24, 1917 at Sugar Grove, WV, a daughter of Berlin and Della (Puffenbarger) Smith.

She was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Harry Burnett Losh, died on November 23, 1984.

Surviving are a daughter, Janet...

Eliza Roxie Crummett

Aug 13, 1994

Eliza Roxie Crummett, 90, of Sugar Grove, WV, died August 13, 1994, while visiting her family in Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Crummett was born December 14, 1903, in Circleville, WV, and was a daughter of Harman and Martha Nelson Bennett.

Her husband, Charlie Crummett, died November 13, 1981.

Surviving are two daughters, Martha Hottle and Mary Rose Worley, both of Alexandria; three...

Vernie Emogene Colaw

Aug 12, 1994

The funeral of Vernie Emogene Colaw, 54, of College Park, Md., will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Obaugh Funeral Home.

The Rev. Donald Rose will conduct the service. Burial will be in Hightown Cemetery.

Mrs. Colaw died August 12, 1994 at her home.

She was born March 19, 1940 at Hightown and was a daughter of the late...

Loyd Fleisher Botkin

Jul 20, 1994

Loyd Fleisher Botkin, 85, of Verona, died on Wednesday morning, July 20, 1994 at the District Home in Waynesboro.

He was born May 20, 1909 at Doe Hill, a son of Polly Botkin.

On March 10, 1934 he married Ressie Virginia Botkin of Verona, who resides.

He was a member of Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.

In addition to his...

Leona "Rosie" Jane Smith

Jul 16, 1994

Leona Jane "Rosie" Smith, 71, of Harrisonburg, died Saturday evening, July 16, 1994 in the Camelot Hall Nursing Home.

She was born September 10, 1922 at Sugar Grove, WV and was the daughter of Harry and Polly (Losh) Puffenbarger.

She attended the Brethren Church. Her husband, Calvin J. Smith, died January 14, 1991.

She is survived by a daughter, Madaline...

Geneva Bell Stone

Jul 11, 1994

Geneva Bell Stone, 76, of Sugar Grove, WV, died on Monday afternoon, July 11, 1994 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

She was born on March 17, 1918 at Riverton, a daughter of Charles and Virginia (Warner) Bland.

On July 2, 1979 she married to Joseph Lee Stone, who died on June 14, 1991.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church.

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Lynne Sheldon Waybright

Jul 9, 1994

Lynne Sheldon Waybright, 44, of Monterey, died Saturday, July 9, 1994 at her residence.

She was born January 19, 1950 in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of Frederick E. and Kathryn (Hansford) Sheldon Jr.

On February 19, 1977 she married Richard Waybright.

She was employed by the Bacova Guild.

In addition to her husband of Monterey, survivors include three sons, Gregory...

Margie H. Simmons

Jul 6, 1994

Margie H. Simmons, 82, of Monterey died Wednesday night, July 6, 1994 at Bath County Community Hospital.

She was born October 28, 1911 at Williamsville, daughter of Columbus and Melinda (Simmons) Halterman.

She was a member of the Monterey Presbyterian Church. She was the cook at the Monterey Hotel for 40 years and at the Monterey School and at High's...

Elsie P. Corbett

Jul 3, 1994

Elsie P. Corbett, 85, of Mustoe died Saturday, September 3, 1994 at Monterey. She was born July 2, 1909 at Deerfield, a daughter of Albert and Josephine (Grandfield) Pritt.

She was a member of the Advent Christian Church. Her husband, Charles Harper Corbett, died in April 1960.

Surviving are four daughters, Shirley C. Verges of Monterey. Patsy C. Herold of...

Henry Babcock

Dec 31, 1969

Henry Ame Babcock of Monterey died at his home on Thursday, October 23, 2003.

Mr. Babcock was born in Rushville, Ill. On February 23, 1917, the son of Caroline G. and Henry Ame Babcock. He had no siblings.

He attended the Colorado School of Mines, where he later taught basic...

Leah Keckley

Dec 31, 1969

Leah Swecker Keckley, 98, of Blue Grass, died on Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at Pendleton Nursing Home.

She was born on January 15, 1900, at Blue Grass, a daughter of Eldridge and Almeda (Colaw) Swecker.

She was a member of Crabbottom Presbyterian Church. She attended James Madison University and taught school at Blue Grass.

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