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Compliments of Laura Nelle Poland Mallett
Col. Allan Lee Feldman, (USA, Ret.) of Waynesburg R.D. 3 died at 4:15
p.m. Friday, October 14, 1966, at his home after being seriously ill for
the past few weeks.
A 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of the U.S. Naval
Academy, he was instrumental in the development of the Jeep and the
amphibious Duck while serving as Infantry Test Officer at Fort Benning,
Ga. during World War II.
A direct descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee, he was born in Baltimore,
Md. a son of the late Albert and Virginia Roberts Feldman. He had lived
in the Waynesburg area for the past four years after having spent most
of his early life in the Baltimore area.
During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater of Operations
and was based on Leyte and the Philippine Islands. Following the war he was
Ordinance Officer for BASEC in France and prior to his retirement
was Commanding officer of Mt. Rainer Ordinance Depot at Tacoma, Wash.
He was a member of the Waynesburg VFW Post 4793 and the Waynesburg
Optimist Club. He was affiliated with the First Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife Evalyn Bell Feldman; two daughters, Lee Anne
and Lesley, both at home; a son, Mark, also at home and a sister, Mrs.
Clarence (Lucille) Niner of Towson, Md.
Mrs. Blanche Naomi Wise Finch, 43, of Rutan, wife of Samuel E. Finch;
died in the Greene County Memorial Hospital Monday, Aug. 21, 1950, at
10 A. M. after an illness of two weeks.
Mrs. Finch was born at Bristoria on Dec. 6, 1906, the daughter of Bert S.
and the late Rosa Lee Thomas Wise. She was married to her husband on
Feb. 2, 1925, and had lived most of her life in Richhill Township
and Rutan communities.
She was a member of the Bristoria Presbyterian Church and for years has
been superintendant of the Claylick Methodist Sunday School as well as
being an active Sunday School teacher.
Surviving besides her husband and father are her husband and father are
her step-mother, Mrs. Anna Wise of Holbrook; Mandelson, wife of George E.
Mandelson of Wheeling, W. Va. and Stanton, Freda; Calvin, Roland,
Shirley and Gary, all at home; two sisters; Mrs. Gladys Hewitt of Cameron,
W. Va., and Mrs. Alberta Rinehart of Washington, Pa.; a brother, Allen Wise
of Holbrook, and two grandchildren, Michael and Gloria Jean Mandelson
of Wheeling, W. Va. A daughter, Ardtha Louise, is deceased.
George P. Finnegan, 70, Wind Ridge, RD 1, died Thursday, December
13, 1973 of a heart attack while working on his farm.
He was born February 14, 1903 at Greene County, the son of the late Daniel
R. and Floretta Finch Finnegan. He was married October 28, 1924 to Mae
Wellman, who survives. He was a retired driller in the oil and gas fields
and was also a farmer in Richhill Township where he spent most of his life.
Surviving in addition to his wife are seven daughters, Mrs. Rosco "Doris"
Wood, Mrs. John "Eileen" Riggs, Mrs. William "Helen" Marling, and Mrs.
George "Nancy" Cumpston, all of Cameron, West Virginia; Mrs. Lewis "Patty"
Jones, Resda, California, Mrs. Frank "Dorothy" Drushell of Wheeling,
West Virginia, and Mrs. Joan Mason of Waynesburg; two sons, John of Colorado
and George A. of cameron, West Virginia; 32 grandchildren; 12 great-grand-
hildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rodney "Wilma" Hollingberry, Largo, Florida,
Mrs. Elizabeth Riggle, Millersburg, Ohio; three brothers, Albert Finnegan
of West Finley, Daniel Finnegan of Cameron, and Reece Blair of Wheeling.
An infant son, an infant daughter, a sister, Lydia Headley, and a brother,
Robert Finnegan, all preceded him in death.
Friends of George P. Finnigan, of Wind Ridge RD 1 who died on Thursday,
Dec. 13, 1973, are being received on Friday from 7-9 P.M. and on Saturday
from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville
where services will be held on Sunday at 1:30 P.M. with the Rev. Robert E.
Borland officating. Burial will follow in Wind Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Alice Haines Fordyce, 70, wife of Garfield Fordyce, Died in her
home, Lambert Crossroads, German Township, Fayette County at 10:15 a.m.
Friday, April 18, 1952, after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Fordyce was born at Bluff, Greene County, Oct. 7, 1881, and was a
daughter of William L. and Elizabeth Taylor Haines. She was a member
of the New Salem Presbyterian Church and Althea Class.
She had lived in Fayette County 25 years, moving there from Rogersville.
She is survived by her husband and nine sons and daughters: Mrs. Mabel Hoge,
Rogersville; Fred A., of Monaca; Mrs. Pauline Berry, of Cleveland,
Oh., Mrs. Ruth Davis, of Los Angeles, Calif., Claude, of Lambert;
Eugene, of Cleveland; Mrs. Gladys Lightenberger, of South Mountain;
Ivan, of Footdale; and William, of Cleveland; 24 grandchildren, and three
great-grandchildren. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Eva Strosnider,
and Mrs. Mary Lemley, of Waynesburg, and Lona Brown, of Amity.
FORDYCE - Friends of Mrs. Garfield Fordyce, of Lambert Crossroads,
Fayette County, who died Friday, April 18, 1952, will be received
from 7 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Monday, April 21, 1952, in family home
where brief services will be held, followed by services in the Rogersville
Christian Church, in charge of Rev. R. E. Osman. Burial in Rosemont
Cemetery, Rogersville. C. B. Dearth Sons, funeral directors, New Salem.
Alvah A. Fordyce, 58, well-known Waynesburg restaurant operator,
died at 9:20 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday), January 14, 1948, in Greene
County Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for nine weeks
folloing a cerebral hemorrhage.
A lifelong resident of Greene County, Mr. Fordyce was born March 31, 1889,
at Rogersville, a son of the late Albert G. and Malissa Burge Fordyce. He
was twice married. His first wife, Myra Metchan Fordyce, died June 13,
1928, and on December 26, 1939, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Ica
Lemley Rex, who survives. He also leaves one son, Kenneth Fordyce, of
Clairton; two daughters, Jean, wife of Charles Gottschalk, of Washington,
Pa., and Alberta, wife of Howard Butcher, of Hundred, W. Va.; three
brothers, Jacob G. and Henry L. Fordyce, of Waynesburg, and Otto Fordyce, of
Clarksville, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Hudson and Mrs. George Haines, both
Mr. Fordyce was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
and attended the First Christian Church of Waynesburg. He was a member of
the Waynesburg Lions Club and of the Order of Independent Americans. Mr.
Fordyce had operated the East End Restaurant for the past 22 years and was
Mrs. Deliah Hamilton Fordyce, 90, of Washington R. D. 4, died at 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 29, 1961, in the Washington Hospital. She had been
seriously ill for three weeks after a hip fracture.
Mrs. Fordyce was born April 19, 1871, at New Freeport, a daughter
of Enoch and Mary Elizabeth Tustin Hamilton.
Her husband, Arch G. Fordyce, died June 28, 1948.
Most of her early life was spent in Center Township, Greene County,
but for the last 30 years she resided in Washington County. She was a
member of the Willow Grove Christian Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Georgia Phillips, of Washington R.D. 4;
three sons, Ralph, of Washington R.D. 4, Silas, of Waynesburg, and
Theodore of Claysville; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren;
and one brother, Fess Hamilton , of Pine Bank.
Four sisters and four brothers are deceased.
EDISON FORDYCE DIES SUDDENLY AT HIS HOME
WAYNESBURG, June 26. - Edison Fordyce, 60, died suddenly at his home near
Willow Grove, in Center Township, Saturday, June 25, at 9 p.m.
Mr. Fordyce was a well known farmer and stock raiser. He was born in
Center Township, where he spent his entire life, on December 12, 1877. He
was a son of Rinehart and Elizabeth Orndoff Fordyce. He was never married
and was the last of his family. A brother, Archibald Fordyce, died last
He was a member of the Rogersville Methodist Protestant Church.
Funeral services will be held in his home, Tuesday, June 28, at 2 o'clock,
in charge of the Rev. N. E. Schindler, of Confluence, and the Rev. James W.
Gladden, of Rogersville. Burial will be in the Rosemont Cemetery.
Garfield Fordyce, 74, of McClellandtown, R.D. 1, a former Jackson Township
farmer, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 1955, in the Uniontown
Hospital, where he underwent an operation Thursday.
Mr. Fordyce was born July 2, 1881, on Hargus Creek, and was a son of Silas
and Jane Orndoff Fordyce. June 15, 1904, he married Alice Haines, who
died April 18, 1952. He resided in Greene County most of his life, except
for the last 27 years, when he lived in Fayette County. He was a member of
the New Salem Presbyterian Church. He was a staunch Republican.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Davis, of Los Angeles, Calif.;
Mrs. Pauline Barry, of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Mabel Hoge, of Rogersville;
five [sic] sons, Eugene, of Willowick, O.; William Fordyce, of Euclid, O.;
Fred Fordyce, of McClellandtown, R.D.; 26 grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren, and a brother, W. L. Fordyce, of Waynesburg, R.D. 5.
A daughter, Gladys, two grandchildren and nine brothers and sisters are
EDITORS NOTE: Although the obituary correctly states that there were five
surviving sons, it only names three. The other two sons were Claude and
Jacob E. Fordyce, 72, of Wooster, O., formerly of Greene County, died
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1951, in a hospital at Wooster following a long illness.
Mr. Fordyce had resided for many years in Center Township, Greene County,
mostly in the Bluff community, and had taught school in the County for a
long period. He had resided in Ohio for the last several years.
His wife, Cora Hamilton Fordyce, died about three years ago.
Surviving are three children, all at Wooster, O., and eight grandchildren.
Amos Fox, 77, well known Wayne Township farmer, died at 6:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 13, 1955 at his home near Brock after an illness of
A lifelong resident of the Brock community, he was born July 5, 1898/9 at
Mt. Morris, a son of the late Benson and Mary Ammous Fox.
He was a member of the Valley Chapel Methodist Church at Brock.
Besides his wife, Clara Husk Fox, to whom he was married in 1900, he
leaves one son, Raymond Fox of Spraggs RD 1, one daughter, Mrs. Ralph
Clark of Waynesburg, and a brother Morris Fox of Spraggs RD 1.
One sister is deceased.
Arnold Forney Fox, 75, of Mt. Morris, died at noon Friday, March
1, 1991 at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, WV. following
a brief illness.
He was born February 14, 1916 in Waynesburg, a son of Forney and Ethel Lemley
Mr. Fox was a retired coal miner for Consolidation Coal Co., Humphrey
Mine 7. He was a US Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Jean Lewellen Fox; four sons, Edward
(Pete) Fox, Albert (Ab) Fox and Ron Fox, all of Mt. Morris; and Jim Fox
of Parkersburg, WV.; a brother, Elmer Fox of Davistown; eight
and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Maxine Lewellen and Ethel Mae McClure; and a
brother, Krennet Fox.
Viewing and funeral services will be private.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American
Fox- Friends of Willis E. Fox of 707 East High Street, Waynesburg,
who died Thursday, March 7, 1991, will be received from 7 to 9 P.M.
Friday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Saturday at the Milliken and
Throckmorton Funeral Home, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, where
services wil be held at 1:30 P.M. Sunday, March 10, with the Rev. David
Holste officiating. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Bertha Headlee Fox, 91, of Mt. Morris, R.D.1, (Shannon Run) died at
11 p.m. Friday, September 23, 1968, at her home following a lengthy
She was born January 31, 1884, in Perry Township, the daughter of the
late William M. and Margaret A. Lemley Headlee. She was married October 15,
1919 to Ray Fox, who died January 12, 1988. All of her life was spent in
Perry Township on the farm where she was born.
She was a member of the Shannon Run Methodist Church, where she had
served in many Capacities. AT the time of her death she was a steward in
She was a graduate of California State Teachers College, and had taught
school for many years in Perry Township.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William S. (Margaret Perle) Pettit
of Mt. Morris, R.D.; two foster sons, John Franklin Fox of Mt. Morris,
R.D. 1 and Victor D. Patterson in the U.S. Army in France; three grandchildren;
three nieces, Mrs. Ernest (Phyllis) Lemley of Kirby; Mrs. Paul E. (Eleanor)
Phillips of Ford City and Mrs. Louise Eisenberg of Kansas City, Mo. And one
nephew, William Franklin Headlee of Waymart.
She was the last of her immediate family. Two brothers, Ross M. and
Arthur L. are deceased.
WAYNESBURG - Charles F. Fox, 73, of 311 Nazer St., Waynesburg, (formerly
of New Freeport) died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 1984 after an illness
of several months.
Born September 9, 1910 at Davistown, he was the son of the late Francis
Marion and Marial Adelphia Eddy Fox.
His wife, Loretta Thompson Caldwell Fox, whom he married Oct. 9, 1949, survives.
Spending most of his life in Monongahela Township he resided for several years
in Holbrook and New Freeport; and several months in
He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the United States Navy Submarine
Corps, Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. He was employed by Monongahela
Township and also by Waynesburg College and Robert Lemmon Plumbing & Heating.
He was a member of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church. Surviving in addition
to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Linda) Lawson of New Freeport;
a son, Donald L. Fox of RD 4 Waynesburg; a step-daughter, Mrs. Gerald "Joyce"
Foley of Lowell, Ark.; seven grand children and a sister, Margaret
Fox of Waynesburg. A sister, Goldie Van Scyoc; and a brother, David Fox,
Friends of Charles F. Fox, 73, of 311 Nazer St., Waynesburg (formerly of
New Freeport) who died Sunday, March 18, 1984, will be received in the
Glise E. Mariner and Samuel A. Milliken Funeral Home, 197 N. Maiden St.,
Waynesburg, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday, where services will be
held at 11 A.M. Wednesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. William
Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Glades Cemetery, Carmichaels.
Charles R. Fox, 48, of Wind Ridge RD 1. (McCracken), died Thursday, June
25, 1987, in West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown.
He was born April 22, 1929, in Greene county, a son of the late Ira
and Clara Burris Fox.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a Protestant by faith.
He was a retired construction worker.
His wife, Dorothy Courtwright, died in 1986.
Surviving are two sons, Charles R. Fox, Jr., and David E. Fox, both
at home; two sisters, Virginia Weber of Alverado, Texas, and Louise
Briggs of Cameron, W. Va.; and four brothers, Carroll Fox of Columbia,
S.C., Robert Fox of Wind Ridge, Donald Fox, of Canton, Ohio, and Kermit
Fox of Scottsdale, Ariz.
[Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, McCracken, Aleppo Twp., Pa.]
Clarence F. Fox, 30, a native of Greene County and well know here, died
yesterday at 12:05 o'clock in a hospital at Akron, O., from wounds
suffered early Monday morning. A bullet was fired into his abdomen by
J.H. Rowan, a merchant policeman.
Stories of the fatal shooting differ, Rowan stated he saw a woman fall
and believing there was trouble rushed to the scene. Mr. and Mrs. Fox
had been in a restaurant eating. Fox had entered the car and as she started
to do so fell on the pavement.
Rowan stated that Fox asked him to help Mrs. Fox to her feet and as he did
so his revolver fell from the holster and was discharged, the bullet
striking Fox in the abdomen with fatal results.
Mrs. Fox in a statement charged that the officer had the weapon drawn as
he approached and pulled the trigger deliberately.
Fox had resided in Akron for several years and only two weeks ago received
a five-year service pin as manager of a Standard Oil Company station in
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Fox, Jollytown, Greene County, survive. He
leaves his wife, two stepchildren, Geraldine and Jimmy; four brothers
and one sister: Francis Fox, Jollytown; Mrs. Edna Phillips, Waynesburg;
George and Donley Fox, at home; Herbert Fox, in U.S. Marines, and the
following half-brothers and sisters: J. W. and L.A. Fox, Mannington,
W.Va.; Mrs. Mary Kuhn, Littleton, W.Va.; Mrs.Sarah Kibler, Wilkinsburg;
Mrs. Clara Bonar, Moundsville, and Mrs. Lucy Hennen, Columbus, O.
Funeral services will be held at the home of parents at Jollytown
Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mr. David Fox died at his home in Whiteley Township, near Kirby, Tuesday
evening, October 29, 1912, aged 60 years five months and eleven days.
The deceased was a son of Dennis Fox and Betty Fox, deceased. He had been
in failing health for the past three years, but was cheerful and looked on
the bright side of life; and in the last few months of his suffering
was intense, but he bore it bravely, and said he was going to rest and
to live with his boy who had gone before. When the Lord called he smiled
a happy smile and calmly entered his Heaven of rest. Oh let us live such
lives that when the Lord calls us we may enter our rest as calmly as
he who has gone before. Everything was done that could be done, but
nothing could stay the cold hand of death. He leaves to mourn
of dear father and husband a kind, loving wife and three daughters
as follows; Mrs. U.D. Haines of Kirby, Mrs. D.E. Lemley of Mt.Morris,
and Miss Elizabeth Fox. He also leaves four brothers; Henry, James,
Kinsey and Marion, and one sister, Mrs. S.M. Cowell. Funeral services
were held at the Newtown M.E. Church by Rev. A.M. Robertson, after
which the remains were laid to rest in the Newtown burying ground.
David C. Fox, aged 78 years and nine months, an old time resident of
Greene County for over forty years, died at his home in Pomona,
Sunday, February 21, at 6:00 o'clock p.m. after an illness of nearly a
year. Mr. Fox was stricken with typhoid fever soon after the death of
his wife one year ago, last November, from which he never
He was a consistent member of the Church of Christ for nearly sixty years.
He leaves one son, John L. Fox, three daughters; Mrs. J. F. Stewart,
Mrs. M. Maple and Mrs. F.O. Shillinger, all of Pomona. He also leaves two
brothers, William B. Fox of Mt. Morris, and Rolent Fox, of near Brock.
Besides the above, there are eight grandchildren, and fourgreat-great
grandchildren. Mrs. John Keener of Waynesburg is a niece.
The funeral was held at the Disbrow undertaking parlors in Pomona. Rev.
Samuel Witty of the Church of Christ of Ontario, California, preaching
The interment was in the Pomona Cemetery.
Dennis Fox died at his home near Kirby, Monday morning, June 18, 1906
after many months of serious illness. He had suffered a few light
strokes of paralysis.
The funeral services were conducted from his late home, Tuesday, by Rev.
Mr. Fox was aged 79 years, 2 months, and 13 days, having been born April
5, 1827. Peter Fox, his grandfather came from New Jersey in an early day
and settled on the farm on which Dennis was born and lived all his life.
Here stands a willow tree which the grandfather brought with him from New
Jersey and planted. The tree is now twenty-one feet in circumference
and has been sacredly guarded by Mr. Fox in his lifetime, Dennis Fox was
first married to Elizabeth John, January 18, 1848, and to this union were
born the following children; Henry, David, Osborn, Kinsey, James,
Marion, John, Elizabeth, Susan and Sarah Jane. Elizabeth, John, Osborn,
and Sarah Jane are deceased.
Elizabeth was married to Frank Hickman, Susan to Spencer M. Cowell, and
Sarah Jane to S. A. Cowell. Some years after the death of his first
wife he was married to a Mrs. Shriver of Days Run, who survives. Mr.
Fox was the owner of 500 acres of good land at the time of his death,
located in Whiteley and Perry Townships under which no coal has been
sold. The hospitality of Dennis Fox was proverbial, it knew no bounds. A
hungry person could not pass his home with his knowledge and consent.
"Peace to his ashes"
WAYNESBURG - Eliza Zimmerman Fox, 84, of Uniontown, formerly of Waynesburg,
died at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, August 10, 1985 in LaurelHealth Center,
Born October 22, 1900 in Whitely Township, she was the daughter of the
late James R. and Matilda Morris Zimmerman. Her husband Fred Fox, died
December 19, 1979. With the exception of the last five years in Uniontown,
she spent her entire life in Waynesburg. She was a member of the Fordyce
United Methodist Church and was a housewife.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Viola Fox Bortz of Uniontown;
a granddaughter, Mrs. Dan (Patricia) Giovannelli of Clarksville; three
grandsons, Harold Bortz of Carmichaels, William Bortz of Uniontown,
Richard Bortz of Phoenix, AZ. two great-granddaughters Stacey Lee and
Jennifer; two great-grandsons, Jason and Justin; a sister Alice Pratt of
Carmichaels; two brothers, Robert Zimmerman of Waynesburg and Albert
Zimmerman of Naples, Fla. In addition to her husband, she was preceded
in death by a sister, Hazel Fox.
Friends of Eliza Zimmerman Fox, 84, of Uniontown, formerly of Waynesburg,
who died Saturday, Aug. 10, 1985, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
P.M. Monday at the Glise E. Mariner and Samuel A. Milliken Funeral
Home, 197 N. Maiden Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 1
P.M. Tuesday, Aug. 13 with the Rev. Kenneth Thomas officiating.
Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Park.
Francis F. Fox, 83, of Rt. 2, Fairview, died Sunday Sept. 17, 1978 at
his home. He was born June 6, 1895 at Daybrook.
He was a veteran of World War I, a retired farmer, and a member of the
Daybrook Church of Christ.
He is survived by three half-brothers, Lonnie Hillberry of Rt. 2 Fairview,
James Hillberry of Lectonia, OH. and Howard Hillberry of Ithaca, NY; one
half sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Brookover of Rt. 2 Fairview.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jane Britton Fox, in 1960,
two sons and one daughter.
George Newton Fox, 71, Spraggs, RD 1, died at 12:45 a.m., Thursday,
October 27, 1955 at his home near Brock after an illness of a year.
He was born May 17, 1884 near Mt. Morris in Perry Township, a son of
Roland and Mary John Fox. A carpenter by trade, he was employed for many
years by the Department of Highways and also was a farmer. He spent his
entire life in Perry Township. Surviving him are his wife, Daisy Moore Fox
to whom he was married June 28, 1913, and the following children;
Lindsey Fox, Spraggs, RD 1; Homer Fox of Mt. Morris; Thelma, wife of
Edward Hartley. Mt. Morris, and Janette, wife of Furman Anderson,
Mt. Morris; seven grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters;
Ross Fox of Spraggs RD 1; Mrs. F. M. Wade of Spraggs, RD; Mrs. Flora
Moore of Blacksville, W. Va., and Mrs. Emma Lemley of Mt. Morris.
He was a member of the Valley Chapel Methodist Church.
From The Arizona Rebublic Sat., Jan. 1, 1977
JOHN W. FOX
Glendale - Services for John W. Fox, 88, who had been manager of a pest
control business, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Mission Drive Baptist
Church, 7801 N. 27th Ave.
Mr. Fox, 10501 W. Calle del Sol, who died Thursday in Phoenix Baptist
Hospital, is survived by his wife, Belle; daughters, Mary McLane,
Vera O'Leary and Lois Branczek; a brother and a sister; nine grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and three g-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. today and Sunday afternoon in The Chapel
of the Chimes 7924 N. 59th Ave.
Grandad Fox was flown to Washington, Pa. to be buried at the Washington
Cemetery with his first wife Nelle and his obituary there was as follows:
JOHN WILLIAM FOX, 88 former resident of Washington, Pa. died Thursday,
December 30, 1976, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz. after a
He was born September 11, 1888, at Jollytown, Greene County, a son of William
Abraham and Elizabeth Katherine Roberts-Fox. He spent most of his life in
Washington and had been employed by Nease Oil Co. and Selway Termite and
Rug Cleaning Co.
Mr. Fox was a member of the First Baptist Church and Loyal Order of Moose of
Washington. He was married first to Nelle Cynthia Houston-Fox, who died in
1960. He moved to Arizona in 1971 and later married Belle Skeffington,
Also surving are three daughters, Mary S. McLane, Phoenix, Az., with whom
he made his home; Vera, wife of John O'Leary, Kansas City, Mo. and Lois,
wife of Edward Branczek, Washington, Pa. eight grandchildren; eight great-
grandchildren; three g-greatgrandchildren; one sister, Mary Kuhn, Gahanna,
Ohio and one half-brother, Gearge Fox, Jollytown, Pa.
JANUARY 24, 1936
Linley Allen Fox, 52, veteran blacksmith, died suddenly of a heart ailment
at 8 o'clock this morning in his home, 480 Fayette Street. Apparently in
his usual health, he started to work this morning but became ill before
reaching his blacksmith shop on Maiden Street and returned home, where he
died before a physician arrived.
He was born at: Mt. Morris, Greene County, Pa. July 16, 1883, a son of
the late William and Mary Roberts-Fox. He learned his trade under his
father and had practiced it in Washington for more than 30 years.
Surviving are the wife, Ruby McGlumphy Fox; a daughter, Dorothy, wife of
Earl L. Martin, of Washington; four sons, George, James, Edward, James,
and John, all of Washington, Pa. Two brothers, John of Washington,
and Charles, of Mannington, W. Va., and five sisters, Mrs.Lucy Hennen,
Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Clara Bonar, Moundsville, W. Va., Mrs.Ida Guthrie,
Waynesburg, Mrs. Mary Kughn, Littleton, W. Va., and Mrs. Sara Kibler,
Funeral services will be held in the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
with the Rev.W. M. Kennedy, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, in charge.
Burial will be in Washington, Cemetery, Washington, Pa.
Mrs. Lucinda Fox died at her home in Perry Township, March 4,1904,
with that dread disease heart trouble. aged 28 years 4 months and 4 days.
She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, father, one sister and three
brothers besides a host of relatives and friends.
She was a member of the Valley Chapel M.E. Church and remained faithful
until death. She expressed her willingness and was ready to go. It was hard
to part with her, but God knows what was best. Our comfort is in this that
they are not lost who die in the Lord. Our hearts are weary and sad Our
home is cheerless today, for death with icy hand has come, and taken your
dear wife away. With aching hearts we give her up, to sleep beneath
the sod, but we must drink the bitter cup, and only trust in God.
Husband weep not for her, since she has gone to rest, a band of angels came
and called her to that home so blest.
Mrs. Lucretia Fox, nee Snyder, was born December 19, 1839 and died at
her home in Mt. Morris, May 7, 1911. She was united in marriage to J.B.
Fox, May 26, 1866. Five children were born to bless their union, four of
whom are now living: Martha Ellen Wade of Mt. Morris, Mrs. W.H. Fox of
California, Alice, at home, and C.E. Fox of Farmington, W.Va..
Mrs. Fox dated her spiritual birth from about 1862, and was a life long
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Mt. Morris. She was by nature,
quiet and unassuming, in religious life as well as in other relations,
but her love for God was shown by a faithful devoted life of service,
rearing her children in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord" She was
a severe sufferer for several months before her death, and could not but
know that the end was near. Although she clung to life with a vitality
that was remarkable, yet she expressed herself as ready for the great
change that awaits us all, and willing to answer the call. She lived for
her children with a marked devotion, such as mothers know and it was a
great sorrow for her, as well as for the family, that her son Will was
detained from her bedside by an unfortunate and serious accident that made
it impossible for him to make the long trip home. She called for him
constantly, and it almost seemed that her spirit held back when nature
was breaking under the strain, loath to go without seeing her boy again.
Her going leaves a lonely home and sad hearts, yet her loved ones sorrow
not as those who have no hope, but rather as those whose hope reaches
away into the presence of God himself, where "we shall find again
those whom we have loved long since, and lost awhile." The funeral
services were conducted in the home of her pastor F. L. Tee's, assisted
by the Rev. Mr. Auvil, and the precious just was laid away in "God's
acre," there to await the time, when the seed we sow in sadness shall
spring up in the beauty and richness of the harvest that awaits the soul,
when "this mortal shall have put on immortality." The family unite in
publicly expressing their sincere appreciation of the unfailing sympathy
and kindness shown by neighbors and friends in the time of their bereavement.
WAYNESBURG - Margaret L. Fox, 82, of RD 2, Waynesburg, formerly of
Carmichaels, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, 1985.
Born Nov. 7, 1902 in Perry Township near Davistown, she was the daughter of
the late Marion and Delphia Eddy Fox. A Greene Co. resident for most of her
life, she was a member of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church. She had served
as a private licensed practical nurse for area families.
Surviving is one niece, Mrs. Leanna Rose of Dale City, VA.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Goldie, and two brothers,
Charles and David Fox.
Friends of Margaret L. Fox, 82, of RD 2, Waynesburg, formerly of Carmichaels,
who died Friday, April 19, 1985 will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.
Sunday at the Glise E. Mariner and Samuel A. Milliken Funeral Home, 197
N. Maiden St., Waynesburg, where services will be held at 11 A. M., Monday,
April 22, with the Rev. William Davis officiating.
Interment will follow in Glades Cemetery, Carmichaels.
Nora Wilkinson Fox, 62, of R.D.3, Waynesburg, (Perry Township)
died at 2:30 P.M. Friday, February 5, 1965, in Greene County Memorial
Hospital after an illness of two weeks.
Mrs. Fox was a member of the Pleasant Grove E. U. B. Church and was
affiliated with Claughton Chapel Methodist Church where she was active in
the W.S.C.S. and taught Sunday School for several years.
Born July 7, 1902, at Waverly, W. Va. (Wood County), the daughter
of John P. and Martha Headlee Wilkinson, she spent her early life in
On December 25, 1947, she married L. E. Fox, who survives. For the last
several years Mrs. Fox had resided in Perry Township.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles
(Edith) Bowers of R.D.2, Waynesburg; a stepson, Paul Fox of Duquessa;
three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Anita
Bountiful, Utah; and two brothers, E. A. Wilkinson of brave and Elmer
Wilkinson of Waverly, W. Va.
Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sarah Ellen Owen Fox, wife of William B. Fox, died Sunday at her
home just across the state line in West Virginia at the mouth of Blacks
Bear Run near the homestead of John Blair, dec'd. Mrs. Fox was sixty
years old and the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. David Owens, late of Wayne
Township. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Fox had been ill all Summer, but pneumonia was the immediate
cause of death.
Besides the husband, four daughter and two sons survive, as follows;
Mrs. Minor Bowers, Mt. Morris, RD, Mrs. Ross Bowers, Star City, West
Virginia, Mrs. J.E. Yoders of Waynesburg, ; Miss Iona Fox at home,
John Fox at home and Ivan Fox at home. The funeral was held Tuesday
the services were in the Olive Methodist Episcopal church, conducted
by the Rev. Williams, of Mt. Morris.
Interment was in the Olive cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Fox 1858-1917
Mrs. Sarah Lemley Fox, aged 58 years, wife of Deford Fox, of near Mt.
Morris, died Sunday morning, October 14, at 1 o'clock. Her death was due
to stomach trouble. Mrs. Fox was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
David LEMLEY, of Mt. Morris, and had spent her entire life in that section.
She was a member of the M. E. church. She leaves her husband, three sons
and one daughter.
The children are Leonidas and Lazear Fox, of Morgantown, W Va.; Earl Fox at
home, and Mrs. Edward HEADLEE, of Muddy Creek. Three brothers and three
sisters survive as follows: Mrs. Margaret BOWERS, Bedford, Ia.; Mrs. Kate
HEADLEE, of Jefferson; Mrs. Kinsey JOHN, of Waynesburg; Ensley Lemley,
S.H. Lemley and John Lemley, of Mt. Morris. Funeral services were held
at the late home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment in the Cedar
Virgie Fox, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Eli Fox, departed this life,
March 25, 1897, aged 14 years. Consumption being the cause of her death.
She leaves a father, mother, one brother and one sister, besides many friends
to mourn her loss.
Virgie was a bright little girl, much loved by all who knew her. She was
first to pass away out of the family. She was laid to rest in the Kiger
We have lost our darling father
He has bid us all adieu
He has gone to live in Heaven
And his form is lost to view.
Oh how hard to give him up
But an angel came down for him
And removed him from our flock
We miss thee from our home father
We miss thee from thy place
A shadow o'er our life is cast
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss they kind and willing hand
Thy fond and earnest care
Our home is dark without thee
We miss thee everywhere
Weep not that his toils are over
Weep not that his race is run
God grant that we may rest as calmly
When our work, like his is done
Till then we yield with gladness
Our father to him keep
And rejoice in the sweet assurance
He giveth His loved one sleep.
Winifred Clark Fox, 91, of Waynesburg, Pa.; formerly of RD 1 Mt. Morris,
PA. died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 1988 in Rheas Rest Home in
Born June 17, 1897 in Worley, WV. she was a daughter of the late Simon and
Amy Masters Ammons.
She resided for much of her life in Clay District of Monongalia County
and was a member of the Olive United Methodist Church at Pentress.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Mrs. Dale (Violet) Herron of Cuyahoga
Falls, OH.; a nephew, Clyde Ammons, and a niece, Alberta Ammons, both of Mt.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Dayton Clark on Oct. 30,
1969, and her second husband Ivan Fox on April 12, 1985; and two brothers,
Chauncey and Floyd Ammons.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday at Behm Funeral Home, 182
W. High St. Waynesburg, Pa., where services will be at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17, with Rev. Willard Morse and Robert Anderson
officiating. Interment will follow at Olive Cemetery
Madonna Freeman, 64, Jollytown, Pa., died on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. at the
Greene County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Born March 13, 1911 at Jackson Township the daughter of John and the late
Effie Fordyce Freeman, she was a member of the Jollytown United Methodist
Church and resided for the last several years in Jollytown and formerly
resided in Waynesburg.
Survivors include one son, John Palmer, Jr. of Ajo Arizona and one grandson,
Johnny Palmer of Arizona. Several cousins also survive.
Friends of Madonna Freeman, 64, Jollytown, Pa., who died on Sunday,
March 7, 1976, are being received at Samuel P. Weaver Funeral Home in
Waynesburg after 7 P.M. today and from 3-9 P.M. Tuesday where services
will be held on Wednesday at 1 P.M. Burial will take place in the Easkins
Catherine Belle Fritz, 86, of 156 south Morgan Street, Waynesburg,
died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1966, in Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, after an illness of several months.
Mrs. Fritz was born Aug. 31, 1879, in Whiteley Township, a daughter of
George and Hannah Thomas Goodwin.
Most of her life was spent at Waynesburg.
She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Waynesburg and of the
Worthwhile Bible Class of the church.
Her husband John Herman Fritz died in 1932.
She is survived by three sons, John (Shang) of Decatur, Ga., Richard, of
Utica, N.Y., and James (Jack) of Waynesburg, R.D. 5; one brother,
Lynn Goodwin, of Montclair, N.J.; seven grandchildren; fivegreat-grand-
children and several nieces and nephews.
Two sisters and four brothers are deceased.
Services were held Saturday with burial in Greene County Memorial Park.
John D. Fritz, 62, a native and former resident of Waynesburg
who was one of a contingent of skilled technicians in truck and automotive
transportation who kept the lifeline of allied supplies moving over the
Burma Road in World War II, died Thursday, September 14, 1972, at Decatur,
Ga., near Atlanta.
His unexpected death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Fritz was a son of the late John Herman Fritz and Catherine Goodwin
Fritz and after being graduated from Waynesburg High School in the Class
of 1927 he worked with his father in a battery and ignition service owned
by this father and the late Will Blatchley on Franklin Street.
There he became highly skilled in the intricacies of truck and automotive
ignition and he and the late Dennis Loughman of Nineveh were members of
a specially selected group of American technicians for overseas service
in solving a transportation problem which had made it necessary to fly
war supplies over the Himalayan Mountains.
The crisis finally led to building the Burma Road in what up to that time
was the biggest road construction job in the history of the world.
For his service in that crisis Fritz earned a rank equivalent to that of
During his high school days Fritz, known locally as "Shang," played on
the varsity basketball team at Waynesburg.
After the war he entered the University of Alabama and was graduated
with a degree in business administration.
He had resided in Georgia for several years and was secretary-treasurer
of the John Smith Chevrolet Agency in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Sophia; one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Bowditch Jr.,
of Newport News, Va., and two brothers, James A. "Jack" Fritz, of Waynesburg,
RD 5, and C. Richard Fritz, of Utica, NY.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Turner Funeral Home chapel in
Decatur with burial in Floral Hills Memory Garden, Decatur.
A. J. Frye, above, highly respected Jackson Township resident,
died Sunday, December 7 in his home, after an illness of three years. Mr.
Frye had served for almost 3_ [30 or 36] years as a member of the Jackson
Township School Board and had held every board office during his tenure in
recent years, he served as non-member secretary, lending his valuable
experience as a former teacher and director.
WAYNESBURG, Aug. 7 -- Andrew Henry Frye 26, well known Star Route
mail carrier met almost instant death today when his mail truck, which he
was driving, collided at the intersection of Green and Cumberland
streets, Waynesburg with an automobile driven by Arian Lewis, 19, of Waynesburg.
Frye drove the mail truck for Curtis Smith, of Waynesburg, who holds the
contract for a number of star routes from the Waynesburg Postoffice.
Frye who delivered the mail to Jefferson, Mather, Rices Landing, Crucible,
Namacolin and Carmichaels, had check out of the Waynesburg office at
1:44 o'clock this afternoon and had driven three blocks when the accident occurred.
Lewis was driving north on Cumberland street, and, according to his
statement, was in second gear when he drove to the stop sign at Green
street, which has through traffic at that point. Lewis said he saw no
car approaching and started to pull onto the street.
His bumper caught the rear right wheel of the truck driven by Frye. The
bumper was torn from the Lewis car, which sustained practically no other
The truck not only turned over but turned over endways and went down
Green street some distance before turning over. As it turned over one
of the doors came open and Frye was thrown out. When the truck stopped
he was lying in front of it.
He raised his head and then dropped to the concrete and was dead when the
first person reached him.
The coroner's office, borough police and Pennsylvania Motor Police
Lewis was released on his own recognizance.
Frye's body was removed to the Samuel P. Weaver Funeral Home. Where an
autopsy was performed and the body was prepared for burial.
Andrew Henry Frye was born near Holbrook, October 5, 1923.
He was a son of Andrew J. Frye and Winnie C. Scott Frye, andspent
all his life in this county. He was employed as a driver of the mail truck
for the last three or more years. He was a member of the Valley Chapel
Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister Mrs. Orton Hughes,
of Holbrook; three brothers, Kenneth Frye and Keith Frye, of Holbrook,
and Harold Frye, at home; two half-sisters, Mrs. Vernie Sellers and Mrs.
James J. Throckmorton, of Holbrook, and one half-brother, Charles
R. Frye of Holbrook.
The funeral will be held Friday, August 9, with short services at 2
o'clock in the home at Holbrook and further services in the Valley
Chapel Methodist Church, in the charge of the Rev. William King in
Andrew J. Frye, 84, of the Holbrook Star Route, died at his home at
11:15 A. M. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1952, following an illness of three years.
A farmer and former school teacher, Mr. Frye had served as a member
of the Jackson Township School Board for 25 years. He was a member
of the Valley Chapel Methodist Church and for 45 years taught Sunday
School at the church.
A son of the late Peter and Margaret Weaver Frye, the deceased was born
March 1, 1868, in Jackson Township. He was twice married. His first
wife, Lillian Phillips Frye died in 1903. His second wife, who survives,
is Winnie Scott Frye.
Also surviving are a daughter and son by his first marriage, Mrs. Verna
Sellers of Holbrook R. D. and Charles Frye of Holbrook; and one daughter
and three sons by his second marriage, Mrs. Orton (Ruth) Hughes of Holbrook
and Keith B. Frye of Brave and Kenneth and Harold L. Frye of Holbrook,
R. D., 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and
Mr. Frye was the last of his family. One daughter, Mrs. Ressa Throckmorton,
and one son, Henry, also preceded him in death.
PS there is another obit. on him but this one included all that was in
the other on.
Charles Raymond Frye, 62 of Holbrook, died suddenly of a heart attack
early Wednesday morning in Apollo. He was a 40-year employe of the
Peoples Natural Gas Company.
He began his career with Peoples as a meter reader in Greene County;
was promoted to meter engineer and in 1948 was transfered to Pittsburgh
where he worked in the Lease and Right-of-Way Department. He retired
in January 1964.
Prior to working for Peoples, he was a school teacher in Greene County
for three years and was also an independent insurance agent. He was a
member of the first Greene County School Board.
He was born June 18, 1903 in Jackson Township to the lake Andrew and
Lillian Phillips Frye. His wife, the former Frankie McVay, whom he married
June 26, 1962, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Clair at home and Raymond of Aleppo;
a daughter, Mrs. Francis (Mary Kay) Beilley of Glendale, W.Va.; eight
grandchildren; three half-brothers, Keith Frye of Gibsonia, Kenneth
Frye of Greensburg and Harold Frye of
Holbrook; a sister, Mrs. Orton (Ruth) Hughes of Holbrook.
A brother Henry and a sister, Ressa Throckmorton are both deceased.
He was a member of the F & AM Lodge 153 of Waynesburg, Syria Shrine,
Coudersport Consistory; BPOE of Greensburg and the Holbrook Christian
FRYE -- Friends of Charles R. Frye of Holbrook who died Wednesday,
July 14, 1965, are being received in the William W. Garrison Funeral
Home, E. High Street Waynesburg, where services will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday with Rev. Stanley Darrah in charge. Burial in Centennial Cemetery.
Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home by
Waynesburg Lodge 153.
Holbrook-- Clair E. Frye, 56, of Holbrook, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday,
June 8, 1983 in Washington Hospital, follow a lengthily illness.
Born May 14, 1927 in Holbrook, he was a son of the late Charles and Frankie
Having spent all his life in Holbrook, he graduated from Center Township
High School and was self-employed as a construction worker. He was a member
of the of the Holbrook Christian Church and served with the US Army during
the Korean War.
He is survived by a brother, Raymond Frye of Holbrook; a sister, Mrs.
Frances (Kay) Reilley of Glendale, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
FRYE-- Friends of Clair E. Frye, 56, of Holbrook, who died Wednesday,
June 8, 1983, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Robert L.
Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville, where services will be held 1 p.m.
Saturday with the Rev. Garvin Hupp.
Eliza Orndoff Fry, 77, of West Alexander, died Tuesday, October 10,
1972, in Washington Hospital following a serious illness.
She was born June 10, 1895 in Waynesburg, a daughter of Charles S. and
Etta Huffman Orndoff, and lived in West Alexander the past 55 years.
Mrs. Frye was a member of the West Alexander Methodist Church.
On August 6, 1916 she married John Wesley Fry, whe died May 17, 1959.
Surviving are seven daughters Mrs. David (Opal) Kennedy and Mrs. Jack (Inis)
Clutter, both of Clasyville, Mrs. Harold (Helen) Richey and Mrs. Mabel
Durbin both of West Alexander; Mrs. Anthony (Margaret) Russo and Mrs.
Kenneth (Ruth) Snyder both of Baltimore, Md. and Gaylord (Gladys)
Wright, Bethlehem; two sons: Charles of Triadelphia, W.Va. and John of
West Alexander; two brothers Delbert and Robert Orndoff both of Pine Bank;
three sisters Mrs. Carrie Grimes of Holbrook Mrs Mary Forshey of Oak Forest,
and Mrs. Edna Spragg of Latrobe and several nieces and nephews.
One sister, Marie Huffman is deceased.
Friends will be received at the Fanning Funeral Home, West Alexander,
PA., from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, today, where funeral
services will be held Friday, October 13, 1972 at 1 p.m., in charg of
Rev. Robert D. Hopson, pastor of the West Alexander United Methodist
Church. Interment will follow in the West Alexander Cemetery.
FRYE -- Friends of Eliza O. Frye, of West Alexander, who died Tuesday,
Oct. 10, 1972, will be received from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 p.m.
Thursday in the Fanning Funeral Home, West Alexander, where services
will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in charge of Rev. Robert D. Hopson,
pastor of the West Alexander United Methodist Church.
Burial in West Alexander Cemetery.
HOLBROOK - Frankie M. Frye, RD 1, Holbrook, died at Reynolds Memorial
Hospital, Glendale, W.Va. at 7:40 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 20. She was 77.
She was born in Aleppo Township on Dec. 25, 1899. she was the daughter
of R.M. McVay. Her mother was Myra Wilson. Both are deceased.
Her husband Charles R. Frye died in July, 1965.
She was a member of the Holbrook Christian Church. She was a member
of the Emerald Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star No. 135 of Waynesburg.
She is survived by two sons, Clair and Raymond, both of Holbrook,
one daughter Mrs. Francis (Myra Kay) Reilley, Glendale, W.Va.; and eight
She was the last of her family. One brother preceded her in death.
She had resided in Aleppo and Center Townships all of her life.
FRYE- Friends of Frankie M. Frye, RD 1, Holbrook, who died Sunday,
Nov. 20 at the age of 77 will be received at the William W. Garrison
Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev.
Garvin Hupp will officiate. Interment in Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo
Isabelle M. Frye, 83, of 2040 Arnold Acres Drive, Pittsburgh,
formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, March 21, 1989, in Mercy Hospital,
Born November 10, 1905, in Mother Wall, Scotland, she was a daughter
of Joseph and Isabelle Freel Frye.
A director of nursing at the former Monongahela Memorial Hospital
in New Eagle, Miss Frye was retired as a supervising nurse at Mercy
She was a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, and a former
member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Monongahela.
She was also a member of Court Transfiguration No. 955, Catholic Daughters
of the Americas.
Surviving are three sisters, Ann Barker, Margaret Monahan and Mrs.
Robert (Marjorie) Coldren, all of Pittsburgh; a brother, James Frye of
Monongahela; and numerous nieces and nephews.
FRYE - Friends of Isabelle M. Frye of 2040 Arnold Acres Drive, Pittsburgh,
formerly of Monongahela, who died Tuesday, March 21, 1989., will be received
from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the L.M.
Frye Funeral Home Inc, 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services
will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, with the Rev. William
Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Transfiguration Catholic C (rest of
J. Wesley Frye, 73, of West Alexander, R. D. 1, died suddenly of
a cerebral hemorrhage at 10:30 A. M. Sunday, May 17, 1859,(should be
1959) while visiting in Morgantown, W. Va.
Mr. Frye was born Aug. 5, 1885, in Greene County, a son of the late
Harvey and Rebecca Cole Frye. He had been a farmer in the West Alexander
area. He was a member of West Alexander Methodist Church and Modern
Woodmen of America, Farmington, W. Va. He was married Aug. 5, 1916, to
Eliza Orndoff, who survives.
Also surviving are the following children: Opal, wife of David Kennedy,
Burgettstown; Inis, wife of Jack Clutter, Claysville; Helen, wife of
Harold Richey, West Alexander; Margaret, wife of Anthony Russo and Ruth,
wife of Kenneth Snyder, both of Baltimore, Md.; Mabel, wife of Harold
Durbin, West Alexander; Gladys, wife of Gaylord Wright, West Alexander,
R. D. 1; Charles Tridelphia, W. Va. and John Allen Frye, at home; one
brother, Clyde, West Alexander; 24 grandchildren and two great-grand-
children. Two sisters and one brother are deceased.
Funeral Services were held in the Brownlee-Ferrell Funeral Home at 2pm
Wednesday, May 20 in charge of the Rev. John H. Debolt, pastor of West
Alexander Methodist Church.
Burial was in West Alexander Cemetery.
JOHN LOURIE FYE
Word was received in Waynesburg of the death Tuesday, September 3, 1957,
of John Lourie Fye, 44, a former Waynesburg resident, at his home in
Olney, Ill, after a long illness.
Mr. Fye was a member of the Sunders-Fye Drilling Company, contractors
and oil producers.
He was born August 2, 1913, in Waynesburg and was a son of the late J.
L. (Jack) and Hester Fye. His father was an early day figure in the gas
industry in Greene County, having been field superintendent here for the
former Philadelphia Company, now the Equitable Gas Co. His mother
was quite active for many years in Democratic Party politics in the
county and in club and civic work in the community.
He graduated from Waynesburg High School in the class of 1931 and later
attended Waynesburg College before going to Illinois where he resided
for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Weber Fye; six sons and daughters,
Susan, Mary Ellen, John, James, Morrison and Charles, all at home; one
sister, Mrs. Rose (Sarah) Minor, of Panama; one brother, James, of Olney,
an aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Closser, and an uncle Charles Mahan, both of
Waynesburg, and a nephew, Jack Fye Minor of Louisiana.
FRYE- In loving memory of our beloved husband, father, son, and brother
T5 Philip K. Frye, who was killed in Linz, Austria, one year ago today, May
Dearest Virgie, thou hast left us,
Left a world of pain and care.
Gone to heaven to be an angel,
And a Crown of glory wear.
Oh! how sweetly she is sleeping,
In the grave beneath the sod.
And we could not wish to wake her,
From the slumbers there with God.
Farewell, dear Virgie, death has torn you,
From your friends fond embrace.
We are left alone in school,
Never more to see your face.
In that blissful world we'll meet you,
When the storm of life is past.
There to sing with you in heaven,
While eternal ages last.
May thy death be a blessing to each member of thy home and all the friends
and lead us all to be ready for that better world, and when the Savior comes
to make up his jewels, may we meet as a family never to be separated.
Dance to benefit injured farmer
HOLBROOK - A benefit dance will be held by neighbors and friends of Raymond
Frye of Holbrook on Friday, Nov. 25 at the Rogersville Firehall.
The benefit, to be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., has been planned to raise
funds to help cover the high medical bill which ensued from a farming
accident this past summer.
Frye, 46, was injured in an accident Aug. 26 while mowing a field on
the Richard T. Foley farm near Delphene in western Greene County. He
received severe injuries when his tractor rolled over several times,
crushing his ribs and forcing one rib into his left lung.
He was flown by Lifeflight helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital
where he received care for an extended period of time and still has not
The benefit fundraiser was a community effort, according to one neighbor,
who noted that "everybody wanted to help."
The Rogersville Volunteer Fire Company donated the use of their Building
for the benefit; and local band members have donated their time.
The band, "Easy Livin" featuring Rusty Bennett, Paul Stokes, Dave Neeley
and Bob Hill will provide music.
Cost of the evening is $5 per couple and $3 for a single ticket. Tickets
are available at the door or at Orndoff's Grocery in Holbrook. a can has
been set up at the store for donations.
Anyone wishing to bake pies or otherwise help for the event may also contact
the store or Betty Hughes at the First National Bank in Waynesburg.
HOLBROOK - Raymond Frye, 47, of Holbrook died at 8:30 a.m., Friday,
Aug. 10, 1984 in his home, following a lengthy illness.
Born March 12, 1937 in Center Township, he was the son of the Charles
and Frankie McVay Frye.
His wife, Elma Lane Frye, whom he married Oct. 9, 1982, survives.
He graduated from Center Township High School in 1955. He was self-
employed as the owner and operator of a trucking business.
He was a member of the Waynesburg Masonic F&AM, Post 153 and the Claysville
American Legion, Post 639.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, James Frye of Holbrook
and Jeff Frye with the U.S. air Force in Fairchild, Wash.; two daughters,
Mrs. David (Diane) Buckland of Gladys, VA., and Mrs. Daniel (Darla)
Franz of Waynesburg; one sister, Mrs. Francis (Kay) Reilley of Glendale,
W.Va.; two nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Clair Frye.
FRYE - Friends of Raymond Frye, 47, of Holbrook, who died Friday,
Aug. 10, 1984, will be received in the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home in
Rogersville from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, with the Rev.
Garvin Hupp officiating.
Burial will follow in Centennial Memorial Park in Aleppo, the Masonic
Lodge will hold a memorial service at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Cameron, W. Va., Feb. 11- William Franklin Frye, 72, a lifelong resident
of this community, died at 7 o'clock tonight in his home. North Avenue,
Cameron, after an illness of several months.
Mr. Frye, a son of William Hudson Frye and Sarah Jane Willard Frye,
was born September 8, 1867, in Cameron, where he spent his entire
life. He was a member of St. Martins Roman Catholic Church and of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was a former member of the Cameron
For 43 years he was employed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and retired
as an engineer in 1932.
Surviving are his wife Delia Corcoran Frye, and two daughters, Mrs. J. B.
Westenhaver, of Wheeling, and Miss Frances Frye, a nurse in the Cameron
schools at home.
The body will be removed Monday afternoon from the Antill Funeral
Home to the home on North Avenue. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Laura Edna Fuller, 73, of West Waynesburg, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday,
November 6, 1974 at her home. She died of an appraent heart attack
following an extended illness.
She was born September 24, 1901 in Franklin Township, a daughter of the
late Bert and Elizabeth Renner Bowler. Her husband, Dr. Samuel "Doc"
Fuller preceded her in death on March 29, 1959.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Kelsey "Marion" Knight of Massillon,
Ohio, Mrs. Thomas "Annie" Cole of Beaver and Mrs. Raymond "Nancy"
Bayles of Mather, and two sons, Samuel of Morrisville, and Daniel of
St. Petersburg, Florida.
Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Nancy Myers of Clairton and a brother,
John Bowler of Aliquippa.
She had spent nearly her entire life in the West Waynesburg community
and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg.
Friends of Laura Edna Fuller of West Waynesburg, who died Wed., Nov. 6, 1974
are being received in the Samuel P. Weaver Funeral Home, West High Street,
Waynesburg, where funeral services will be held at 11 A. M. Saturday,
with Rev. Henry A. Young officiating. Burial will follow in Oakmont
Hayes R. Funk, aged 62 years, nine months and seven days, former Greene
Township farmer, died Saturday, Nov 30, 1940, at his home in Morrisville
after a lingering illness.
A son of the late Smith Funk and Martha Worthington Funk, he was born
February 21 1878, and spent practically all his life in the Fordyce
section of Grene Township where he followed farming and stock raising
until his removal to Morrisville, near Waynesburg, a few years ago.
For many years he was active in civic and political affairs in Greene
Township, having served as a member of the board of township supervisors
and for many years was a member of the Greene County Democratic Committee
from the township.
Besides his wife, Goldie Taylor Funk, he leaves two daughters, Mary and
Marguerite Funk, both at home, and one brother, Jacob (Hufty) Funk, of
(The Democrat Messenger Paper, December 4, 1940)
Jonathan M. Funk, 94, a lumber dealer on South Morris Street lived on
Elm Street, died Dec 31, 1940. He was born 5 Feb 1846, near Wind Ridge, a
son of Jacob and Mary McGlumphy Funk, He was the last of his immediate
He moved to Waynesburg PA in 1871.
Married Bell Ely, of Hopewell. She died March 7, 1935.
Adopted Mrs. Lillian Wells Hughes, wife of J. Oscar Hughes. Grandsons,
John, James, and Richard Hughes. Buried at Green Mount Cemetery.
source: obit from the Waynesburg PA newspaper
Mrs. Martha Funk, wife of Smith Funk, died at their home at Fordyce,
this County Sat. evening, Sept 4, aged 80 years of infirmrties incident
to old age.
Mrs Funk spent her entire life in the Community in which she died and
was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.
She is survived by one daughter Mrs. George Pitcock of near Carmichaels
and 4 sons Hays Funk of Fordyce, Hufty of Davistown, George and John of
(Democrat Messenger Paper, Sept. 6 1915)
Noah Funk died at his home near Fordyce, Tuesday, January 11,1917,
in his 92nd year. Infirmities of age was the cause of death. Mr. Funk
followed the trade of blacksmith. He was born near Holworth Mill in Jefferson
Township and moved to Fordyce fifty years ago.
In politics, Mr. Funk was a democrat.
The following children survive; Hayes Funk of Fordyce; Husty Funk, of
Davistown; Mrs. George Pitcock, of Carmichaels; John Funk of Holridge,
Nebraska, and George Funk of Wilcox, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held at the late home, Saturday afternoon, conducted
by Rev. Mr. Darnell of Fordyce.
Internment in the Garards Fort Cemetery.
Do not ask us if we miss him,
There is such a vacant place
Oft we think we hear his foot
And we see his smiling face.
Days of sadness still come o're us,
Tears in silence often flow,
Memory keeps him ever near us,
Though he left us one year ago.
Sadley missed by his Wife,
Mother, Dad and Sister
We are just a pair of helping hands!!
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