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Charleston Gazette...SPRINGFIELD, Ohio--Mrs. Chloe Belle Johnston, 90, of Springfield, Ohio formerly of West Virginia, died Dec.12, 1986, in a Jamestown nursing home after a long illness. She was a member of Mount Calvery Baptist Church, Charleston, WV. Surviving: sons, William A. "Bill' of Citrus Springs, Fla., Doy of South Charleston, WV; daughters, Mrs. Neva Larch of Elkview, W.Va., Mrs. Irene Thompson of Charleston and Mrs. Ruth Atkins of Springfield; sisters, Mrs. Leah James of Simpson, WV, and Mrs. Emily McCoy of Mount Nebo, WV; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Myers Funeral Home, Elkview, with the Rev. Harrison Pritchard officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm today at the funeral home.

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Charleston Gazette...Doy David Johnston, 69, of South Charleston died Nov. 2, 1996, at home after a short illness. He was retired from Walker Machinery with 35 years of service, a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley and a member of Randolph Street Baptist Church, Charleston. Surviving: brother, William A. "Bill" Johnston of Citrus Springs, Fla.; sisters, Neva L. Larch of Elkview, Irene Thompson of Charleston, Ruth Atkins of Springfield, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Service will be 7 p.m. today at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Keith Bailey officiating. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Charleston Gazette...Ernest H. Johnston, 96, of 6500 MacCorkle Ave SW, St. Albans, died Aug. 4, 1992, at Riverside Nursing Home, St. Albans, after a short illness. He was a retired shipping clerk for Pugh Furniture Co. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War I. He was a member of Barracka Men of Calvary. Surviving: daughter, Louise Cox of St. Albans; brothers, Orva of Sutton, Cecil of Fairmont; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. John Harlan Jr. officiating. Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Veterans Memorial at the state Capitol Complex.

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Dr. George M. Jones age 82, 1854 - 1935 and widely known physician in the southern part of Jackson, as well as the nearby sections of Roane and Kanawha counties, was killed last Friday night Oct. 25, 1935 in an automobile accident which occurred within one mile of his home. The car plunged down from the highway, down an embankment and turned over. Companions of the aged physician rushed to his rescue but he was unconscious. He was removed to his home near the Island Branch Post Office and died a few minutes after he had been to the home. Shortly before he died, he regained consciousness for a few minutes, members of the family said. The man who began the practice of his profession there more than half a century ago, had traveled the hills and valleys of that section at all hours of the days and nights, his presence bringing a feeling of relief to members of families where some members lay at the point of death and it was always said, that Doc Jones would answer a call whenever he was in Ripley Friday afternoon on one of his business trips and left here late in the afternoon. Paul Counts was driving his automobile and other passengers were his brother, William Jones and his son-in-law, George Hackney. All the others in the car escaped serious injury with the exception of the brother, William, who was said to have been rather seriously injured although not fatally. When the other passengers extricated the doctor from the overturned car, he was unconscious. He was taken on to his home where he died a short time later. His body was not crushed in the accident and it was reported that it appeared that he only had one bruise on his body. The funeral services were held last Sunday with burial in the family cemetery near his home. Jones Family Island Branch. Dr. George was the son of Allen K. Jones and Delilah McCLUNG. Ref: Mountaineer Newspaper, Ripley, WV. Nov. 1, 1935

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Dilla Knapp Jordan, 103, 1897-2000, of Charleston died March 7, 2000, in Sunbridge Nursing Home, Dunbar, after a long illness. She was a homemaker. Surviving: daughters, Mary K. Schulz of Gretna, La., Betty L. Jordan of St.Albans; daughter-in-law, Ruby Jordan of Dunbar; grandchildren, Clark Schulz, David Jordan and Steve Jordan, all of Charleston, Ronald Jordan of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Kurt Schulz and Cheryl Schulz, both of Gretna; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cunningham Memorial Park, Lower Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans, with Dr. LeRoy Keeney officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the cemetery. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements. (Dilla was the daughter of Clark C. Knapp and Mary Elizabeth Woodall)

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