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Obituary: Lou Gainer Vannoy

Lou Ellen Dorcus Gainer VANNOY was born March 18 1858, and died July 8, 1937, age 79 years, three months and 20 days. She married Bud HARSH now deceased and to this union one child was born, Berlin B. HARSH, of Brunswick, Md. Later she married Enoch PHILLIPS, deceased, and to this union three children were born, Mack PHILLIPS, of Elkins; Mrs. W.A. HUFFMAN of Cumberland, Md.; and Mrs. Hickman FERGUSON, of Nestorville. Her third husband was B. F. VANNOY, who survives, and to this union was born four children, Mrs. Alva LANTZ, of Philippi, Route 3: Arley VANNOY, of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Roy SHAW, of this city, Wheeler GAINER [sic] , of Elkins, and one son deceased. She is also survived by four stepsons and one step daughter, Noah Jay VANNOY, of Parsons, and Mrs. B. HOLSBERRY, of Philippi, twenty-two grandchildren; one brother, J.W. GAINER, of Philippi, two sisters, Mrs. A.L. HOLSBERRY, of Philippi, and Mrs. G. SMITH, of Elkins, and a host of friends. She was a kind and loving mother loved by all, a devoted Christian and a member of the M.P. Church of White Oak. She had been blind some fifteen years, but bore her affliction patiently. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 at the Little Bethel church, Rev. LEGGITT, of Nestorville, officiating, C.O. PHILLIPS, funeral director in charge.

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