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Alton, Ill-David Michael Ferrell, 67, of Alton, Ill., formerly of Loudendale, W.Va., died Saturday (26 Mar 1977) in St. Anthony's Hospital, Alton, Ill. He was a retired Owens-Illinois bottle plant worker and a World War II veteran. Surviving; wife, Sarah Cooper Ferrell; sons, Larry of Piscataway, N.J., David Lee Ferrell of Pocatalico; daughter, Mrs. Betty Dunlap of Alton, Ill., sisters, Mrs. Florence Patrick, Mrs. Nannie Goodwin, both of Loudendale; brothers, Ira and Ernest, both of Florida, Carl of Arizona, Clarence of Michigan, Luther of Ohio; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday in Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, with the Rev Shirley Hammack officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Everett E. Ferrell, 74, of Loudendale, died Saturday (Dec 31, 1978) in Charleston General Hospital after a long illness. He was a former coal miner and retired electrician. Surviving: wife, Norma; sons, Henry E. of Covington, Va., Marvin of New Hampshire, daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ann Hawkins of Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Wilmath Wright and Mrs. Faye Walker of Covington, Va., Mrs. Loretta Ball of South Charleston, Mrs. Betty Henson of Charleston; brothers, George of Charleston, Wilmer of Virginia; sister, Mrs. Mildred Smith of Cleveland, Ohio. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in J.E. Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ferrell Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Friday, Sep 17, 1937 Pneumonia proved fatal Thursday night at the home on Caney Fork, Davis Creek for 90-year-old George W. Ferrell, a life-long resident of West Virginia. Mr. Ferrell had been ill for only a few days. For the last 25 years he has been a farmer, but formerly worked on boats on the Kanawha and Ohio rivers. He was born in Roane county. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Davis creek. Bartlett mortuary will be in charge. Surviving are his widow, Mrs Susan Ferrell; a brother James Ferrell of Mink Shoals; two sisters, Mrs Ann Gunnoe, of Mink Shoals and Mrs. Lou Taylor, of Cooper's creek; two sons, Martin Ferrell and Floyd Ferrell, both of Davis Creek; six daughters, Mrs. David Beaver, of Elk river road; Mrs Martha Pennington, Davis creek; Mrs Florence Love, Mrs Ethel Craig, Mrs. Mildred Hoke, of Davis Creek, and Mrs. Emma Penix, of Kanawha City; a sister-in-law, Mrs Richard Ferrell, of Davis creek; and 41 grandchildren, 95 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, and three step grandchildren.

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The Charleston Gazette 16 Nov 1954 Mrs. Maude B. Ferrell Dies at Home, Aged 77 Mrs. Maude Brackman Ferrell, 77 died yesterday morning at her home, RFD 2, Loudendale after a long illness. She was the wife of Martin E. Ferrell. Mrs. Ferrell was born in Kanawha County and had lived all her life in the vicinity of Loudendale. Also Surviviing are six sons; Ira, David, Carl, Ernest, Luther and Clarence, all of :oudendale, two daughters; Mrs James A. Goodwin of Nitro and Mrs. J. Hobert Patrick of Loudendale, a brother, Eugene Brackman of Detroit, Mich., a sister, Mrs John Pack of Barboursville, 33 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Service will be at 2 p. m. tomorrow at Loudendale Nazarene Church with Rev. George C. Sherry officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Loudendale with Cunningham mortuary in charge. The body will be taken to the home at 10 a.m. today.

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Lakeland, Fla.- Ira Ervin Ferrell Jr., 67 of Lakeland, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died June 30, 1995, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was a journeyman mechanic for Owens Illinois Glass Co., a Christian and a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving: wife, Elizabeth; sons, Stephen W. and Richard K., both of Lakeland; brothers, Robert of Springville, Ala., James of Orlando; sister, Joyce Burke of Houston; six grandchildren. Service will be 3 p.m. Monday at All Saints Episcopal Church, Lakeland. Burial will be at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Lakeland Funeral Home, Lakeland.

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The Charleston Gazette Oct 24, 1962 FERRELL, Martin E.-86, of Rt. 2, Charleston (Loudendale), died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. Born in Roane County, he had lived in Kanawha County for many years, was a retired employee of the Owens-Illinois Glass Co., and a member of the Loudendale Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are six sons, Ira, David, Ernest and Luther, all of Charleston, Carl of Chicago and Clarence of Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Nannie Goodwin of Hometown and Mrs. Florence Patrick of Charleston; a brother, Floyd of Charleston; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Bostic of Charleston; a half-sister, Mrs. Mildred Hoke of White Sulphur Springs; a stepsister, Mrs. Lucy Wells of Marmet; 22 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. The body is at Cunningham Funeral Home.

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Charleston Gazette...Denvil Fields, 63, OF 50 Bufflick Road, Clendenin, died Thursday (March 20, 1986) in Huntington VA Hospital after a long illness. He was a self-employed carpenter and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Protestant. Surviving: sons, Dovie, David and James, all of Big Chimney; daughters, Peggy Peck, Pamela Casto, Sandra Joslin, all of Charleston, Barbara Johnson and Christy Fields, both of Big Chimney; father, Thornton Fields of Clendenin; brothers, Fred and Roy, both of Clendenin; sister, Mrs. Bessie White of Clendenin; 11 grandchildren Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Knight-Young-Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Virgil Ross officiating. Burial will be in Swiney Cemetery, Clendenin. Friends 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Charleston Gazette...Oran L. "Shorty" Fields, 69, of Elkview, Kanawha County, died Thursday, December 9, 1999 in CAMC Memorial Division, after a long illness. He attended Ed's Fork Community Church, Clendenin, and was retired from the Air Force. Surviving: wife, Glenna Catherine Rhodes Fields; daughter, Margaret Marie Fields; stepson, David W. Conrad; stepdaughter, Joyce Ann Siders; sister, Betty Jane Carte; eight step grandchildren; one step great-grandchild. Service will be 2 p. m. Monday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin with the Rev. Hubert Woods officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney with military rites by VFW Post 8516. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Charleston Gazette, June 27, 1952....Frame Soldier Dies in Germany...Service will be at 1 p. m. tomorrow at the Albert Myers and Son mortuary chapel at Elkview for Pvt. Raymond Fields, 23, of Frame, who died June 4 at Parsberg, Germany, where he was stationed with the Army Field Artillery Occupational Forces. The cause of his death has not been announced by the Government. The body arrived at Elkview yesterday morning. He was a son of Mrs. Blanche A. Fields of Frame. Rev. Early Abbott will officiate and burial will be in the Fields Cemetery at Gabe Creek, Roane County. Pvt. Fields had been in the service since February 12, 1951. Surviving besides his mother are a brother, Sgt. Oran L. Fields, stationed in Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Laura M. Carte of Frame and Miss Betty Jane Fields at home.

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Charleston Gazette…Samuel Jarrett Fields, 83 of 105 Hurricane Road, Elkview, died Wednesday (November 14, 1979) in Charleston General Hospital. He was retired from New York Central Railroad. Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Radie Stricklin of Elkview; Mrs. Blanch Newhouse of Walton; brothers Thornton of Clendenin, Lee of Walton, Manuel of Elkview. Service was 11 a. m. Saturday in Knight-Young Funeral Home, Clendenin with the Rev. Warren Statts officiating. Burial was in the Fields Cemetery, Campbells Ridge, Roane County.

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Charleston Gazette…Fields, Mrs. Sarah--Service 1 p. m. Tuesday, Knight-Young Funeral Home, Clendenin. Fields family cemetery, Rt. 2, Elkview. Mrs. Fields, 71, of Elkview, died Saturday (December 10, 1966), Staats Hospital, Charleston. Surviving: husband, Jarrett; son, Dorsey B. Fields of Lakewood, Ohio; daughters, Mrs. Howard Stricklin and Mrs. Edison Newhouse, both of Elkview; brother Clell Smith of Walton; sister, Mrs. Blanche Fields of Elkview.

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Charleston Gazette...Thornton "Bud' Fields, 95, of Clendenin, died Dec. 15, 1989, at Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness. He was born in Roane County. He was a retired farmer and Protestant. Surviving: daughter, Bessie White of Clendenin; sons, Fred of Clendenin, Roy of Walton; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Ray Pete Jones officiating. Burial will be in Sweeney Cemetery, Clendenin. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Aubrey "A.O". Fisher of Sissonville, 1908 - 1995, whose baritone poured out gospel music at countess funerals, revivals and church homecomings in the Kanawha Valley, has died. Fisher 87, died Tuesday, July 18, 1995 at home after a long illness, and his brother Denver were original members of the Fisher Quartet, which he began singing in 1939. The group was nicknamed "The Funeral Four". The only time the quartet didn't sing was when A.O. Fisher was in the service for two years during World War II. Fisher was a retired salesman for Capital City Supply, but the quartet was like a second job, even if it didn't get paid. The group sang for all denominations, Songs like "Will someone be waiting"? and What a day that will be? They encountered everything from children's funerals to a bikers funeral, to a corpse that the preacher vowed to raise from the dead. The quartet never used instruments beyond a pitch pipe to get started. "I couldn't play anything but the radio anyway" Fisher said in a 1994 Daily Mail interview. He was a lifelong resident of Sissonville and a member of Fisher Chapel United Methodist Church, Romance. Surviving: wife Nora Beatrice Fisher, daughter, Jewell Cavender of Bancroft; sons Gene of Given, Rex "Butch" and Robert "Bob' of Sissonville; stepchildren, Johnnie Lovejoy and Karen Mercer of Kellys Creek: sisters Wilda Parkins of Charleston, Vergie Morton and Mabel Humphreys of Eleanor, Gertrude McClanahan of Poca, Virginia Withrow of Sissonville, brother Denver of Sissonville; 11 grandchildren 14 great- great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren. Service will be a 11 a.m Friday at Fisher Chapel United Methodist Church, Romance, with the Rev. Billy Lanham and Dr. Kenneth Pyles officiating. Burial will be in Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, with military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8129. Friends may call from 4-p.m. to 9 p.m. today and one hour before the service Friday at the church. Long-Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, is in charge of arrangements. Aubrey's parents were Charles Fisher & Mary Ranson.

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Deaths from the WV Journal Wednesday January 24, 1866…JOHN FISHER SR. 74 of this county, was found drowned in Two Mile Creek below Charleston, at the edge of the ford above the Turnpike Bridge. When thus discovered he lay on his back, his head scarcely submerged in the shallow water, and his feet upon the bank. This occurred on Friday last, about 4 o' clock in the evening. Some two hours earlier in the day, Mr. Fisher had been noticed to start on his way home, which was about 12 miles north of Charleston and appeared to be in fine spirits. The body of the deceased was removed to the home of Mrs. Littlepage, and on Saturday morning an inquest resulted in the following: Verdict of the coroner's jury-that the said John Fisher, Sr. in the opinion of this jury, came to his death by accidental drowning in Two Mile Creek, in this county, aforeside, on the 19th of January, 1866. (John Fisher was the son of William Fisher, mother unknown)

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Mrs. Josephine Fisher 80 years old, 8/5/1851-12/271931, died Sunday Dec. 27, 1931 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Foster, in Dunbar. Funeral Services will be held at the Rock Spring Church Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Mrs. Fisher was the widow of Benjamin Franklin Fisher. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary Foster, Mrs. Icy Dora Ranson of Liberty, Mrs. Barbara Ranson of Dunbar, sons: Leonard O. Fisher of Liberty and Clyde Fisher of Madison; one sister Mrs. Alice Carney of Liberty and three brothers, W. A. Harrison and E. L. Harrison all of Liberty, WV. Mrs Fisher is also survived by 28 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Parents of Josephine were John C. Harrison Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Smith.

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T. Clay Fisher, 73, 1927 - 2000, of Cross Lanes died July 13, 2000, at home after a long illness. He was retired from Honeywell Inc. with 35 years' service and a member of Pipefitters Local 625. He was a veteran of World War II, a Christian and a former choir director at West Virginia Home Mission, Rebecca Chapel, Kanawha Two-Mile Mission, Pocatalico Gospel Tabernacle, Baber- Agee United Methodist Church and Community Chapel Church. He was a member of Dunbar Council 49 Junior Order of United American Mechanics, where he served as past state councilor, past state treasurer and past state secretary. He was a member of Mountain Lodge of West Virginia. Surviving: wife, Dortha Painter Fisher; daughters, Gayle Toney of Cross Lanes, Renee Coleman of Scott Depot, Kimberly Holmes of Charleston, Mark Thomas of Poca; sisters, Hazel Garnes and Bonnie Parker, both of Dunbar; brother, Hancel Fisher of Red House; 10 grandchildren. Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Community Chapel Church, Cross Lane Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064, or Community Chapel Church. Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, is in charge of arrangements. Trelba's parents were: John Wesley Fisher & Gertrude Blanch Monday.

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Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Cunningham Mortuary in Charleston for Yandel Fisher, 33, 4/4/1909 - 2/17/1941, of Sissonville, who died Monday evening Feb. 17, 1941 in a Charleston hospital of injuries received Saturday night when an automobile struck a horse he was riding on the highway near his home. The body was brought to the Emma Chapel (Liberty, WV) cemetery for burial. Mr. Fisher was riding with Ophie Fisher, a brother, Adrian Fisher, a relative, and Gervice Boggess when the car struck the horses ridden by Yandel Fisher and Mr. Boggess. The other two riders were about 300 yards ahead. Mr. Fisher suffered a fractured skull. His horse was killed and the one ridden by Mr. Boggess was destroyed by a state trooper after the animal was found to have a broken leg. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Osalee Clinton Fisher; a daughter, Loretta Fay; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Wright Fisher; seven brothers, Dewey of Buffalo, Putnam county, Ophie of Pocatalico, Phalford of Sissonville road, Albra and Oval of Charleston, Oral of Kanawha Two-Mile and John of Belle; and a sister, Mrs. Faye Burford of Charleston. Yandel's parent's were: Squire N. Fisher & Myrtle Wright.

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Charleston Gazette, Friday Evening, November 7, 1941…Services are incomplete at the Bartlett mortuary for Henry Kipling Fox, 30, of Gardner Street, a painter, who died at 12:10 a.m. Friday in a South Charleston hospital of burns. He is survived by his widow Margaret Fox; five children Eleanor Louise, Jo Ann, Paul, Pauline, and Constance all at home; five sisters Mrs. Constance Hughes, Mrs. Margaret Surber, Mrs. Grace White, Mrs. Lucille MIlls and Mrs. Louise Hickman, all of Charleston and two brothers William Fox of Charleston and Thomas Fox of Spring Hill. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fox.

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