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Austin Richard Dent
Austin Richard Dent, 86, died Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 25,1999, at his home in Ona, W.Va. Dent was a retired welding engineer and is survived by his wife, Lillianne; his daughter, Marilyn Morgan of Sandy, Utah; his granddaughters, Lynn Morgan of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Lori Flood and her husband, Chuck, of Oberlin, Ohio; two stepsons, T.R. Massey and his wife, Angela, and son, Ryan, of Columbus, Ohio, and Tyler Massey and his wife, Tara, and daughter, Lily Grace; and his stepdaughter, Claire Massey, all of Huntington. He also had two great-grandsons, Cody and Campbell. He is also survived by a very special brother-in-law, George P. Davis III of Fairmont, W.Va.; and a special sister-in-law, Deb Swanson and her husband, Jerry, of Beckley, W.Va. He was born in Berwick, Pa., on May 19,1913, the youngest son of Ralph Ivy Dent and Florence Hunsinger Dent. His first trade after formal education was meat cutting. Following a move to Philadelphia, he became involved with welding and
took a job with the American Car and Foundry. Following World War II, he moved to St. Charles, Mo., then to Huntington where he researched, among other things, a rail car delivery system for nuclear missiles. He began to work for Wilson Welding in 1971, where he was a welding engineer and customer rep.
After retiring from welding a decade later, he and his wife, Lillianne, founded the Carpet Ladies, a retail flooring store that they operated in Barboursville until 1993. He worked at McDonald's at the Huntington Mall for the last six years where he liked to say he did “P.R. work.” During his life, Austin was a member of the Elks Club, Moose Club, a 32nd Degree Mason, a volunteer fireman and played semi-pro football. He was active in the Bethesda United Methodist Church in Ona for 25 years and sang in the choir. Throughout his life, he proved himself a jack of all trades, accomplished carpenter and a man willing to take on new challenges.
Austin donated his body to medical research at the Marshall University School of Medicine Human Gift Registry. A memorial service, in his honor, was held on Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Bethesda United Methodist Church, Yates Crossing, Ona, W.Va. The family has requested that contributions be made to Bethesda United Methodist Church or the Ronald McDonald House in Austin's memory.
Kevin D. Dolen
Kevin D. Dolen, 40, of Huntington, WV, passed away unexpectedly from a massive heart attack on Saturday, December 25, 1999. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Deborah Chapman Dolen. Kevin was born August 7, 1959 in Huntington, WV, a son of the Rev. Joseph and Kathleen Adkins Dolen of Barboursville. Additional survivors include not only his wife and parents, but his sister and niece, Brenda Dolen and Shelly Insco of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada; his brother, J. Ross Dolen of Huntington; two special nephews, Curtis and Daniel Chapman of Barboursville, and their parents, Pastor Phillip and Brenda Chapman; brother-in-law and wife, Robert and Sara Bailey of Ona and their children, Nathaniel and Elizabeth; sister-in-law and husband, Mark and Teresa Lowry and their son, David of South Point; his in-laws, Mac and Pauline Chapman and Marvin and Madeline Coyner, all of Barboursville. Also lamenting his death stand a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, business acquaintances, and old friends too numerous to mention. Kevin was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rev. Roscoe and Flossie Lester Adkins and his paternal grandparents, Blufford Willard and Sarah Cardwell Dolen. A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at New Life Victory Center, Huntington, WV, with his brother-in-law, Pastor Phil Chapman and Father John Patrick McDonough officiating. Burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
William A. “Bill” Daly
William A. “Bill” Daly, 90, of Ona, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 28, 1999 at Beulah Ann Baptist Church, Ona, with the Pastor Paul Meadows officiating. Burial in Arthur Cemetery, Ona. He was born Sept. 18, 1909, a son of the late Joseph and Arina Hayslette Daly. He was retired from Houdaille Industries. He was a member of Beulah Ann Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lillie V. Gibson Daly; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julia Anna and Murrill Chapman of Ona, Edna Mae and Roy Joe Booten of Lavalette; four grandsons, Bruce Ivan (Peggy) Chapman, Brent Andrew (Terri) Chapman, Brian Vernon (Marquitte) Chapman, James William (Susan) Belcher; two great-granddaughters, Rebecca Jane Chapman and Rachel Elizabeth Belcher; three great-great-grandchildren, Brandon Collins, Jacob Collins and Chelsea Clagg; two step grandchildren, Sherri (James) Mears and Joseph Edward (Leah) Booten; Five step great-grandchildren, Sara Mears, Kirby Booten, Victoria Booten, Amy Collins, and Amanda Clagg; and a host of friends and neighbors. Heck Funeral Home, Milton was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas David Doss
Thomas David Doss, 62, of Ashton, husband of Delphia Doss, died Monday, October 11, 1999 at home. He was a retired laborer for former grocery wholesaler Creasey Co. Also surviving are one son, Stacy Clint Doss of Ashton; one daughter, Linda Lou Chapman of Fraziers Bottom; and one brother, James Doss of Ohio. Funeral was held Thursday, October 14, 1999 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom.
Danna Louise Meadows Deaton
Danna Louise Meadows Deaton, 68, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 20,1999 at her home. Funeral services were held on Friday at Beard Mortuary with Rev. Dr. John Sauvage officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born April 24, 1931 in Huntington, W.Va, a daughter of the late Luther “Duke” and Naomi Gill Meadows. She was a retired Librarian for the Fairland School District. She was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake Garden Club, the Geneological Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and Phi Delta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter, Vickie Deaton Adkins of Huntington; two sons, D. Greg Deaton and Douglas Noman Deaton, both of Chesapeake, Ohio; two grandchildren, Christian and Gabriel Deaton of Milwaukee, Wisc.; three sisters, Sue Short, Mary Long and Paula Marie Meadows, all of Milton and two brother, Laddie Don Meadows of Huntington and Danny Meadows of Middleport, Ohio.
Mary Ann Lucas Diaz
Mrs. Mary Ann Lucas Diaz, 27, of Delaware, OH, formerly of Ona, WV, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 1999. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Pastor Bill Davis officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Mary Ann was born at West Hamlin, WV, on March 10, 1972. She was a daughter of Mary C. Burns Kestner of Ona and the late Leonard Calvin Lucas. Mary Ann was also preceded in death by a sister, Reba Irene Lucas. She was an employee of Dispatch Consumer Services, Columbus, OH, and a 1990 graduate of Milton High School. Mary Ann attended Marshall University and was a student at Franklin University, Columbus, OH. Survivors in addition to her mother are her husband, Ramon Diaz; two sisters, Sharon Pilachowski of NC and Diana Hudson of Milton; two brothers, Roger Lucas of Cape Coral, Fla., and Raymond Lucas of Ona and a host of family and friends.
Emory Lee Dilley
Emory Lee Dilley, 85, of Willow Wood, OH, passed away Saturday, August 14 1999, at the home of his daughter, Patricia Edmonds. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at the Old Mount Baptist Church by Rev. Larry Casteel. Burial will be in Old Mount Baptist Church Cemetery. He was born December 12,1913, in Cabell County, a son of the late Lorene Otis Richard and Mattie Prichard Dilley. He was a veteran of the US Army, and was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Marie Short Dilley, and one son, Joseph Lee Dilley. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Jerry Edmonds, of Huntington, one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carman Dilley, of Dallas, TX; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mrs. George T. Howard of Barboursville and Dorothy and Claude Hatfield of Altizer; seven grandchildren, Teresa Patterson of Provo, LTT, Clifton A. Brereton of Lymon WY, Rebecca S. Inscoe of Proctorville, Shelly Foster of Provo, UT, Michael D. Brereton of Huntington, Robert Junior Dilley and Kathy Lee Dilley, both of Texas; eight great-grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews. Thank you Aunt Mary. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Norma Cook Dillon
Mrs. Norma Cook Dillon, 86, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Friday, July 30, 1999 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, Monday, Aug. 2 by Pastor Carl Merritt. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born July 23, 1913 in Cabell County, a daughter of the late William G. and Louie Lucas Cook. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Everett “Bill” Dillon; one brother, Halley Cook; and one sister, Lovie Bias. She is survived by nieces, Flo Thompson, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, Helen Cottle and Iris Roe and her husband, Ted, all of Huntington; nephews, Bill Bias, and his wife, Leona, of Scottown, Ohio, Wayne Bias and his wife, Barbara of Salt Rock, and Douglas Bias of Huntington; several great- and great-great-nieces wid nephews: and several nieces and nephews of her husband’s family.
Beulah F. Dial
Beulah F. Dial, 90, of Barboursville, heard the call of God July 15, 1999 and so held in the arms of Jesus, slipped quietly from this earthly life to begin her eternal life with God, our Heavenly Father and Jesus, our Lord and Savior and her many friends and loved ones who were waiting for her coming. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 17, 1999 at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Ed Hood. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Beulah was born Sept. 20, 1908, a daughter of the late Benjamin L. and Lucy Gue Dial. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living member of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, where she had a perfect attendance record of 39 years, and was Sunday School teacher for sixty-six years. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Bill, Allen, Jud, Frank, and Everett; sisters, Hattie Sias, Mary Wetherholt, and Minnie Sperry. She is survived by nieces, Eula Woods, Joyce and Susy Grimmett who were very attentive in her care; and several other nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Viola Phillips, with whom she shared her home for forty-nine years.

Frank DeJarnett
Frank DeJarnett, 92, of Salt Rock, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 19, 1999 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 21 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Bill Davis and Rev. Harry F. Moore officiating. Burial in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock. Frank was born at Salt Rock on April 5, 1907. He was a son of the late John Hamilton and Della Ferrell DeJarnett. Frank was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Belle Ball DeJarnett; an infant son, Freddie DeJarnett; a sister, Anna Zornes; and two brothers, Scott and Paul DeJarnett. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church, Salt Rock and a retired foreman for Vecillio and Grogan. Frank is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sue Ellen and Lowell “Tom” Lewis; two grandchildren, Nathan Lewis and Rachael Lewis, all of Milton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lily and Russell Stewart of Huntington and Lena Fowble of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Sidney and Alma DeJarnett of Barboursville.
Marcia Kay Black Dowdy

Mrs. Marcia Kay Black Dowdy, 45, of Lynchburg, VA, formerly of Huntington, WV, died 'Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Campbell officiating. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. She was born June 30, 1953, in Huntington, WV, the daughter of Janice Cook Black of Huntington and the late Corbet 'Corky' Black. She was a former secretary for Superior Cadillac. In addition to her mother she is survived by one daughter, Virginia Lenore "Ginny" Dowdy; one son, Corbet Mitchell "Corky" Dowdy; one sister, Patsy Black Ross and husband, Timothy "Birddog," all of Barboursville, WV; one niece, Holly Ross; three nephews, Joey and Jake Sharp and Justin Ross; her ex-husband, Thomas Mitchell Dowdy of Lynchburg, VA; one sister-in-law, Joncie Dowdy of Virginia; and one cousin and special friend, Michael Cooper of Milton, WV. Beard Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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