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Obituary: Whitescarver Funeral

Pruntytown, May 27 1940 -- Last rites will be conducted at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Beulah Baptist church, in Pruntytown, for Edward M. WHITESCARVER, 65, for 36 years an official of the Pruntytown Industrial Home, who died in a Clarksburg hospital after an illness of eight weeks. Mr .WHITESCARVER, a member of a prominent Taylor county family, had been senior deacon of the Beulah Baptist church, of which he had been a member for 48 years. He began service in the Industrial school as head of the day school in 1897, and served as a farmer of the institution and as commander until 1933, after which he devoted his time to farming and to employment in the Flesher and Stoops store here. He was born in Taylor county, September 1, 1874, the son of the late John T. And Sarah E. SINCLAIR WHITESCARVER, and is survived by his widow, Lenora BARTE WHITESCARVER, whom he married in 1912, two sons, Edward A. WHITESCARVER, a teacher in Flemington high school, and Robert S. WHITESCARVER, an electrical engineer employed at Pittsburgh by Westinghouse, and the following brothers and sisters: Miss Grace WHITESCARVER, Miss Mary WHITESCARVER, both of Pruntytown; George WHITESCARVER, Charleston; James W. WHITESCARVER, Pruntytown; Frank WHITESCARVER, Buckhannon; C.C. WHITESCARVER, Grafton; Fred E. WHITESCARVER, High Point, N.C.; and Mrs. Elizabeth WILLIS, Lumberport. The Rev. Henry LOVING, pastor of the Beulah Baptist church, assisted by the Rev. Millard STUMP, will officiate at the last rites. Interment is at the family lot in the [sic]

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