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Dorothy Elizabeth Vossler
Dorothy Elizabeth Vossler, 76, of Hillsboro, Ohio, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 1, 1999, at Highland District Hospital, Hillsboro, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 3, 1999 at Heck Funeral Home, with the Rev. Cheryl Winter officiating. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park, Abbey of Remembrance. She was born June 28, 1923, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Louise Ellerman Moorman. She is survived by her husband, William Raymond Vossler; two daughters and one son-in-law, Pegi L. Shriver of Alexandria, Va., and Dorothy R. and Bob Blankenship of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey T. and Charlotte Vossler of Hillsboro, Ohio; one sister, Janet Neilson of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Rev. Lafayette Frenchman Vinson
Rev. Lafayette Frenchman Vinson, 75, of Barboursville, passed away Thursday, November 11, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born December 13, 1923, in Wayne County, Lincoln District, West Virginia, a son of the late Daniel Wellington and Anna Audron Williams Vinson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Viola Vinson Rowley, a brother, Lewis Edward Vinson and a nephew, Jan Nelson Rowley.
He is survived by his wife, Sadie Lyvon Whitt Vinson of Barboursville; three nieces, Debra Ann Vinson Tourville and Nancy Sharon Vinson Arkkelein, both of Sacramento, CA, and Sue Carol Rowley Hopperstead of Pipe Creek, Texas; two nephews, Gary, Lewis Vinson and Dale Edward Vinson, both of Sacramento, CA; several great-nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Lafayette attended Vinson Branch Grade School and Fort Gay High School, graduating in 1940, and attended Fort Benjamin Harrison Citizens Military Training Camp and the Civilian Conservation Corps. He enlisted in the U.S. Na
vy, October 10, 1941, and retired as a Commissioned Warrant Officer, W-2 October 1, 1970. Lafayette earned the following medals while serving: Good Conduct (sixth award), American Defense, American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater (one star), China Service, Navy Occupation (Japan), World War II Victory, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal. During his naval career, Lafayette served at Recruit Training and Naval Communications school, Norfolk, VA, Navy Radio Station, New York City, USS Panamint (AGC-13), USS Gen. WM. Mitchell (Ap-114), Staff Commander Naval Forces Far East (USS APL-46), U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center, Austin, TX, USS Agerholm (DD-826), U.S. Naval Radio Station, Cheltenham, MD, U.S. Navy Radio Station, Cape May, N.J., U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill., U.S. Naval Station Midway Island, U.S. Naval Air Station, Memphis, TN, Staff Commander Desron 28 (USS Robert A. Owens DD), USS Morton (DD-948), USS Kidd (DEE 661).
After his naval career, Lafayette worked for the Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, Radio Corporation of America aboard the USNS Gen. II. H. Arnold T-AGM-9 and USNS Gen. H. S. Vandenberg T-AGM-10, Dispatcher Ocala Fire Department, Ocala, Fla. Lafayette was a Ky. Colonel, a member of the Masonic Lodge, Vinson # 66, A.F. & A.M. over 50 years, member of the Order of Eastern Star #304, Austin, TX, life member of the Retired Officers Association, Fleet Reserve Association Member at Large. Lafayette accepted God's call to ministry November 1981, and was a member of the United Methodist Church. He served as Pastor at Prichard Circuit, Smith Memorial, Shiloh, Bellomy Chapel, Dillon Chapel United Methodist Church, Fairfield United Methodist Church and Historic Guyandotte United Methodist Church. Lafayette retired from the church in June 1988, but served as pastor for ten years until June 1998. Celebration of Life services were conducted Sunday, November 14, 1999, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Martha Ognibene. Music was be provided by the Tri-State Dulcimer Society. Burial and Masonic graveside services were conducted by Vinson Lodge #66, Monday, November 15, 1999, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Eastern Star services were conducted on Saturday, November 13th. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dillon Chapel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 4423 16th Street, Huntington, WV 25701.
Mary Ruth Venoy
Mary Ruth Venoy, 83, of Barboursville, died Sunday, October 10, 1999, at Putnam General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 15, 1999, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Carl Merritt. Burial in Enon Cemetery. She was born April 6, 1916, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Zinnia Bias Bledsoe. She was a member of the Hebron Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Lester “Pete” Venoy. She is survived by two daughters, Delores Mills of Lesage, W.Va., and Judith Kelly of Hagerman, New Mexico; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Eugene M. (Don) Varney
Mr. Eugene M. (Don) Varney, 68, of Ona, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999 at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Pastor Rick Glass. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born Feb. 5, 1931 in Delbarton, WV, a son of the late Joseph and Hilda Chafin Varney. He was president and owner of Varney Door Company, Barboursville. He was a member of Connelly Memorial Church of Delbarton, a member of the National Garage Door Association and Home Builders Association. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marines. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Varney. He is survived by his wife, Betty Baisden Varney; one daughter, Pamela Varney of Ona; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael Varney of Huntington, Steven Varney of Lexington, KY, Kevin and June Varney of Paris, KY; one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Charles Tingler of Lenore, WV; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Ozella Varney of Barboursville, Joe and Marion Varney of Jacksonville, Fla., and Maggie Varney; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Aaron, and Olivia Varney of Paris, Ky.; and a host of special nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Coy Adkins, Don Jordan, Tuffy Harshbarger, Keith Moore, Leo Moore, and Mark Butcher. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or to the charity of your choice.

Cassidy Nicole and Cheyenne Hope Van Devender-Scarberry, infant daughters of Thomas S. Scarberry and Gemma Linn Van Devender of Barboursville, W.Va., died shortly after birth Monday, March 29, 1999 in Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington. Graveside funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 1, at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, W.Va., with Pastor Robert Stanley officiating. Additional survivors include the paternal grandparents, Ronald and Kristy Sliger Scarberry of Ona, W.Va.; the maternal grandparents, Jim Van Devender and Irene Lewis of Huntington and Sharon Joyce Reynolds of Clarksburg, W.Va,; an aunt and uncle, Karlie and Todd Carter and their children, Casey, Caleb and Britteny, all of Oklahoma City, Okla. There was no visitation. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.

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