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J. E. Bing
J. E. Bing, who at one time lived in Pocahontas county, and taught school, and was at the time of his death, a merchant in Randolph coumty, died recently and at the time of his death is reported to have said that he believed he had been poisoned.
[Staunton spectator and vindicator, (Staunton, Va.), April 22, 1897- KT - Sub by FoFG]

Carl W. Dumire
Carl W. Dumire, 76, Route 1, Marlinton, died Monday, July 8, 1974, in the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital from a heart attack. He was a retired foreman of Burns Motor Freight, Inc.Born near Marlinton February 13, 1909, he was the son of the late John and Frankie Sharp Dumire. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Moss, an infant son Ralph, and a brother, Delton Dumire. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Regina Sharp Dumire; three sons, Harry Ward Dumire, Muskego, Wisconsin, Harold Eugene Dumire and Burl Edward Dumire, Marlinton; eight stepchildren, Herbert Sharp, North Wales; Lewis, Dhart, and Robert Sharp, Luna Wilfong, Marlinton Lowell Sharp, Cowen, Tom Sharp and Margaret Carpenter, Elkins; two grandsons, Stephen and Billy; 25 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren; five brothers, Lewis Dumire, Marlinton; Boyd Dumire, Kopperston, Vance Dumire, Warren, Ohio, Marvin Dumire Myrtle Point, Oregon, Robert Dumire, Virginia Beach, Virginia; three sisters, Fervin Hannah, Marlinton, Mary Catherine Innes, Romeo, Michigan; Betty Gibson,  Madison, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Union Methodist Church by the Revs. Alfred Gum and Sanford Boggs, with burial in the Gibson Cemetery. [Pocahontas Times - Marlinton West Virginia July 11, 1974 - Donated by Norita Shepherd Moss]

Burl E. Dumire
Burl Edward Dumire, age 51, of HC69, Marlinton, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at his home.  Mr. Dumire was a heavy equipment operator in the coal mines. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.  The son of the late Carl and Ruth Moss Dumire, he was born at Marlinton on July 22, 1948.  Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Dumire; three daughters, Lisa Bennette, of Danville, Amy Dumire, of Shenandoah, Virginia, and Cathy Wade, of Marlinton; two brothers, Harry Dumire, of Muskego, Wisconsin; and ten grandchildren.  A brother, Harold Dumire, is deceased.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Slawter, with burial in the Gibson Cemetery, Slatyfor
[Pocahontas Times News, 3 May, 2000 - Donated by Norita Shepherd Moss]

Harold Eugene Dumire
MARLINTON - Harold Eugene Dumire, 56, of Marlinton died Jan. 11, 1998, in Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Gaithersburg, Md.  He was a heavy equipment operator. Surviving: wife, Creola Jane Dean Dumire; brothers, Harry Ward Dumire of Muskego, Wis., Burl Edward "Buddy" Dumire of Marlinton. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with the Rev. John Sullivan and Sam Felton officiating. Burial will be in Gibson  Cemetery, near Marlinton. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[The Charleston Gazette, JAN. 12, 1998 - Donated by Norita Shepherd Moss]

Ralph Edmond Dumire
Ralph Edmond Dumire, born, October 20, 1939 departed this life December 14,1940, age one year one month and twenty-four days. His is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dumire, one brother, Harry Ward, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Moss and Mrs. Frankie Dumire,  one great Grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Sharp, several uncles and aunts and a host of friends. The funeral service was conducted from the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. Skaggs with burial in the Varner Cemetery. The pall bearers were Delton, Marvin, Lewis and Boyd Dumire. Flower girls were Betty and Ruby Dumire [Death: 14 December, 1940 Marlinton Pocahonta County, WVA  - Donated by Norita Shepherd Moss. Obituary found in the family Bible of Betty F. Gibson, cut from newspaper.  Betty F. (Dumire) Gibson was Ralph's Aunt.]

Jeremiah Friel
Jeremiah Friel, of Greenbrier River, died on the 10th of March, at an advanced age.
[Staunton Spectator and Vindicator, (Staunton, Va.), April 22, 1897- KT - Sub by FoFG]

John F. Grimes
We are called upon to announce the unexpected and lamentable death of our young friend, John F. Grimes, who departed this life on Sunday, the 16th ult., aged 28 years and 9 months.  The deceased was a native of Pocahontas co., Va., a son of John and Elizabeth Grimes, and was a young man of good moral habits.  He was visited by several divines during his illness, who conversed with him
freely on the great necessity of being prepared to meet God in peace.  He acknowledged the truths of the gospel and regretted much that he had not turned to God sooner, but said he would now throw himself on God, trusting in His mercy.
  His remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of friends and relations, and placed by the side of his brothers, Henry and Charles.
[Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 11, 1851 Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

John Hill

John Hill, Esq., lost an infant child on Aug 27th.
[Staunton spectator and vindicator.(Staunton, Va., September 09, 1897) - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. Catherine C.Simmons
Woman Is Survived by 127 Descendants
Mrs. Catherine C.Simmons, 59 Commercial Lane, Plymouth, died Tuesday in General Hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. Born in Thornwood, W. Va., she resided in Plymouth 48 years. Her husband, Charles P., died Jan 15, 1952. Surviving are children, Mrs.Julia Stanislow, and James, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Otis Calhoun and Mrs. Leroy W. Cristman, Brandenton, Fla.; Mrs. Clarence Calhoun, Eden, N.Y.; Raymond, Blakeslee; Mrs.William Hackling and Mrs. Clinton Christman, Reading; Coy E. Edgewater, Md.; Mrs. Stephen Starcum and Mrs. John Skordensky, Plymouth; 37 grandchildren and 64 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren; sisters, Lena Simmons, Fairmont, W. Va.; Mrs. Leafie Lambert, Durbin, W. Va.; brother James Bennett Clarksburg, W. VA. Funeral will be held from Piszczek Funeral Home, 70 E. Main St., Plymouth, Saturday at 10:30 with services at 11 in First Primitive Methodist Church, Plymouth, with Rev. Robert J. Thomas, pastor, officiating. Interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.
Submitted by: Mary Templeton (great granddaughter)

Wilum Wanless
Mr. Wilum Wanless, an aged citizen near Mt. Tabor in "The Hills," died at his residence on Friday, the 27th, at an advanced age. He was a son of the late Ralph Wanless, and a grand-son of George W. Poage, formerly of the Levels.
[Staunton spectator and vindicator.(Staunton, Va., September 09, 1897)]


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