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Gatchell, Mrs. Lydia A.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Lydia A. Gatchell will be held at two o'clock this afternoon at the Methodist church at Pinch with Rev. C. B. Graham in charge.

Submitted by: [email protected]


William James Gaten, 87, of Kanawha City, passed away, July 17,2001 after a long illness. He was born in Bancroft, Putnam County on December 30, 1913 and spent the majority of his life near Charleston. He was an astute scholar athlete at Montgomery High School and continued that at West Virginia Tech. During WWII, he was a tech sergeant and assigned to General Patton's 1st Armored Division. His service placed him in North Africa and in the invasion of Italy. While fighting in Italy, his position was attacked by German Stuka dive-bombers resulting in the loss of his right leg. He was awarded the Purple Heart for this injury. He was but one of several brothers who fought and distinguished themselves in the war. Returning to his home in Kanawha County, he began a career in public service as a Deputy County Tax Assessor. Living with his family in Kanawha City, he volunteered his services as a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church and was a member of the Knight's of Columbus. He was proceeded in death by his parents Cornelius Francis and Della Agnes Dewees Gatens, brothers Cornelius J., Arthur, Leo Patrick, Bernard L., and sisters Ruth E. Wightman, Grace Mary McSurley, Agnes E. Gambrell, and Joan M. Fridly. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Virginia Hunter Gaten, children Leo P. of Tacoma, Washington, Judith Anne Stewart of Alexandria, Virginia, Mary J. Dawson, of Vermilion, Ohio, William James Jr. of Maine, Susan Chumsantivut Worcester, Massachusetts, Theresa, Kevin of Charleston, Margaret of Fairmont, Neal of Charleston, Steven of Charleston, Anne Marie Brewster also of Charleston, 23 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Maurice of Charleston, Patrick T. of Charleston, John T. of Idaho. and sisters Theresa Kilgore of Danville, Virginia, Barbara Anne Norton of Worcester, Massachusetts, and Kathleen Middleton of Arizona. There will be a showing for family and friends at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Kanawha City Thursday between 7 and 9 p.m. The funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, at the church. He will be interred at Showen Cemetery, Bancroft, Putnam County. Father John H. McDonnell will be officiating. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, has charge of the arrangements.

Submitted by: John C. Dawson at [email protected]


Mrs. Florence Viola George, 73, died early Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Claude Gillespie of 1005 D Street, after a brief illness. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of God, with Rev. Ross Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the French Cemetery on Davis Creek. The Snodgrass mortuary will be in charge. The body will lie in state an hour before the services. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. Albert Spencer of Charleston, Mrs. Charles Spencer of Beckley, Mrs. Wallis Jinks of South Charleston and Mrs. Pearl Deem of London; six sons, James Edgar, Charles Everett, Otis Ray, Samuel Ernest, Luther and Warren Leslie; a sister, Mrs. Morris Gardner of Reed, 42 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Her maiden name was Childress. She was the wife of Warren Leslie George.

Submitted by: Ashley Bradford at [email protected]


FRED STAUTON GREYBILL SR., ..published 5/5/1986..82, OF 1702 Jackson Ave., St. Albans, died Saturday in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was retired from Pfaff & Smith and was a member of Operating Engineers union. He was a 42-year resident of St. Albans. Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Jean Blake of South Charleston, Mrs. .Jacqueline Allison of Huntington Beach, Calif., Mrs. Nancy Mosteller of San Diego, Calif. stepdaughter, Jean Kimble of Charleston; sons, Fred S. Jr. of Eugene, Ore., William D. of Charleston, Thomas G. of. Oak Forest, Ill., John F. of Westland, Mich., Phillip D. of Freehold,. N.J., Gerald L. of St. Albans; sisters, Mary Maycel Davis and Mildred Painter, of Charleston; brother, Charles of Charleston; 40. grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bartlett Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. John Geary officiating. Burial will be in. Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


GERALD L. GREYBILL, 49, OF 830 SAUNDERS ST ., St. Albans, died Dec. 29, 1989, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness. He was employed in the Union Carbide engineering department. He was a member of St. Andrew Methodist Church and a Marine Corps veteran. Surviving: wife, Mary; son, Jon of St. Albans; daughters, Amy Eddy of Vienna, Julie Greybill of St. Albans; brothers, Fred of Oregon, Thomas of Illinois, John of Michigan, Phillip of New Jersey;. sisters, Jackie Allison of California, Nancy Mosteller of California; stepsister, Jean Kimble of Charleston; one grandson. Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Smith and the Rev. Melvin Risinger officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may. call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Bartlett Funeral Home, St .Albans, is in charge of arrangements.


WILLIAM D. GREYBILL, 63, OF 813 SEVENTH ST ., died July 6, 1986, at St. Francis Hospital after a short illness A lifelong resident of Charleston, he was a 45-year employee of Pfaff & Smith and was a member of the Teamsters union. He was a Protestant and a veteran of World War II. Surviving: wife, Marcelline Bowles Greybill; daughters, Mrs. Bonita Kay Oliff of Callahan, Fla., Mrs. Judith Ann Pritchett of Charlotte, N.C.; sisters, Mrs. Jean Blake of Charleston, Mrs. Jacqueline Allison of Huntington Beach, Calif., Mrs. Nancy Mosteller. of San Diego, Calif.; brothers, Fred S. Jr. of Eugene, Ore., Thomas G .of Oak Forest, Ill., John F. of Westland, Mich., Phillip D. of Freehold, N.J. and Gerald L. of St. Albans; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home.

Griffith, Nancy L.

Nancy Lee Griffith, 52, of South Charleston died Thursday, March 18, 1999, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a short illness. She was a homemaker and attended Hopewell Baptist Curch, Alum Creek. Surviving: husband, Paul Griffith; daughters Paula Fowler of Alum Creek, Kem Griffith and Hope Griffith of South Charleston; son, Brian Griffith of South Charleston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Hedrick of Mocksville, N.C.; sisters, Carol Sampson, Jane Smith, Stella Hedrick, Connie Hedrick, and Brenda Pauley of Mocksville; brothers, Buddy Hedrick of Ohio, Otis Hedrick and Larry Hedrick of Mocksville; two grnadchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Llyod Humphrey officating, Burial will be in Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Submitted by: [email protected] (Tammy L Burch)

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