Mason County Obituaries 1998

 

Capehart, Margaret A 'Margi'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
August 1998

Margaret A "Margi" Capehart, 59, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at her home following a long illness.
She was a former sales clerk at Almeda's Dress Shop in Point Pleasant, and a member of Heights United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Chapter 75, Order of the Eastern Star, Starduster Square Dance Club of Lubek, W.Va., and past President of the Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She was a 1957 graduate of Gallia Academy High School.
Born June 28, 1939, in Gallipolis, she was a daughter of the late Robert "Lee" and Ruby E (White) Long. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Valerie Lynn Capehart.
Surviving are her husband, James "Jim" Capehart; daughter, Pamela Cullen of Leon; son, James Capehart, II of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Jean McCormick of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Robert "Bob" Long of Marion, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be 11 am, Tuesday, Aug 25, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, 6 to 9 pm. An Eastern Star memorial service will be held at 7 pm.

Knapp, Ella K. Durst
Mason County Message Board
Posted by Okey L. King
Sunday, April 1, 2001

Ella K. Durst Knapp, 83, of Point Pleasant died Friday, March 20, 1998, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of Davies Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving sons; Claude, George, Floyd, James and Thomas Knapp of Letart; daughters, Sharon Wilcoxen of Letart, Maxine Warner of Leon, Wanda Sturgeon of Pt. Pleasant; brothers, H. W. "Winnie" Durst of Letart, Floyd Durst of Millwood, Kenneth Durst of Springfield, Ohio, Ralph Durst of Letart Falls, Ohio; sisters, Edna Huber of Springfield, Evelyn Smith of Mt. Alto, Emma Shirley of Leon; 22 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.
Service will be 2 P.M. Monday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Rev, Joe Hammack, the Rev. Louis A. Hussell, and the Rev. H.W. "Winnie" Durst officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Mount Alto.

Lewis, Ethel M. Lanier
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
August 1998

Ethel M. (Lanier) Lewis, 80, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington.
She and her husband the late George Robert "Bob" Lewis, were the owners and operators of the Lewis Service Station, formerly located on Jefferson Boulevard in Point Pleasant. She was a member of the Heights United Methodist Church, Christian Builders Sunday School class, and was a 1936 graduate of Point Pleasant High School.
Born Jan. 16, 1918, in Beech Hill, she was a daughter of the late Otho "Bud" and Ruah M (Quickle) Lanier.
She is survived by a daughter Sarah Mae Lewis of Huntington; son and daughter-in-law, Michael "Mike" Robert and Denise Lewis of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two granddaughters, a great-granddaughter, and a step grandson.
The funeral will be Sunday, 2 pm at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery, Henderson.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.

McNeal, Samuel Parrish
Mason County Message Board
Posted by Celesty Fielder
August 14, 2003

Dr. Samuel Parrish McNeill, a well-known Point Pleasant physician and director of emergency services at Pleasant Valley Hospital died Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. He was 53.
Board certified in family practice, he held a private practice as a family practitioner at Pleasant Valley Hospital from July 1978 until July 1982, serving as chief of staff for six years. He was also vice chief of staff for seven years, chairman of the credentials committee, and the quality assurance committee. He served as the medical staff liaison to the steering committee developing the Genesis Affiliation.
Dr. McNeill was a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, Southern Medical Association, and Pleasant Valley Health Partners.
He was the squad medical director for the Point Pleasant, New Haven, Mt. Flower, Valley and Mason EMS units, and served as president of the Point Pleasant EMS Board of Directors. Chairman of the Mason County Ambulance Authority, he was the medical director for the Mason County 911 system.
A 1963 graduate of Point Pleasant High School, he graduated from West Virginia University in 1967, and was a 1975 graduate of the West Virginia School of Medicine. He served a three-year residency at the WVU Family Practice Department.
Dr. McNeill was serving on the board of Directors at City National Bank - Point Pleasant Division.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in the summer of 1967 and completed basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga. in Fall 1967. He was then selected to attend the infantry officer candidate school and graduated in March 1969 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. After being commissioned, he was selected to attend the Army's elite and demanding ranger course. Due to his leadership and expertise during the course, he was chosen to be an instructor for the ranger course, a position he held until October 1969.
From October 1969 until October 1970, he served as a platoon leader in the 24th Infantry Division in the Republic of Vietnam. During this period, he led troops in combat and participated in the invasion of Cambodia. He was awarded the U.S. Army Service Ribbon, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal. He was also awarded two highly coveted Bronze Stars. He was honorably discharged in 1971 at the rank of first lieutenant, after three years of distinguished service.
Born Aug. 11, 1945, in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late John Samuel and Beulah Veronice (Dashner) McNeill.
Surviving are his wife, Camille (Lowe) McNeill; twin son and daughter, Evan Samuel and Maren Elizabeth McNeill, both of Point Pleasant; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dixie Lou (McNeill) and G. Douglas Ray of Greenville, N.C., Norah Ann (McNeill) and Jerry A. Moore of Whitakers, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and his family of co-workers at PVH.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis A. Hussell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock, WV.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 7 to 10 p.m.
A scholarship fund has been established in Dr. McNeill's name to provide paramedic training and education for a Mason County resident. Donations may be made to the Samuel P. McNeill, M.D. Scholarship Fund, in care of City National Bank, P.O. Box 518, Point Pleasant, WV 25550-0518.

Rice, Charlotte Brannan
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 1998

Charlotte Brannan Rice, 87, of Point Pleasant, WV, died Friday evening, Nov. 27, 1998, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant, following a long illness.
She was a retired head cashier of the GC Murphy Company in Point Pleasant; a graduate of Point Pleasant High School; and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Point Pleasant.
Born May 27, 1911, in Beech Hill, WV, she was a daughter of the late John Samuel and Sallie C (Edwards) Brannan. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert H Rice, Sr., who died Nov. 4, 1983; four sisters, Freda Catherine Brannan, Mary Aletha Brannan, Lillian Brannan, and Rachel Montgomery; two brothers, Elmer and Houston Brannan.
She is survived by a son, Robert H "Bob" Rice, Jr. of Valdosta, Ga.; two grandsons, Dustin Rice and Jonathan Rice, both of Fairbanks, Alaska; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Carder of St Albans, WV and Ethel Lanier of Clendenin, WV; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, Dec 1, 1998, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Rev James H Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Monday, Nov. 30 1998, from 6 until 9 pm.

Yeager, Annie Catherine
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
February 1998

Annie Catherine Yeager, 86, of Point Pleasant died Wednesday, February 4, 1998, at Pleasant Valley Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a retired elementary school teacher for the Mason County Board of Education; a member of Heights United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, where she belonged to the Friendship Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women; she was also a member of the Mason County Retired Teachers Association, the Point Pleasant Women's Club; the AAUW; the Col. Charles Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and a graduate of Marshall University.
Born June 5, 1911 in Elkins, she was a daughter of the late Henry Thomas Lawson and the late Emma Catherine (Wilmouth) Lawson.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard L Yeager, Sr.; a sister, Ethel Davenport; and six brothers, Edgar Lawson, Brooks Lawson, Blaine Lawson, Perry Lawson, Charles Lawson and George Lawson.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and B W "Bill" Painter of Point Pleasant; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard L and Carole Yeager II of Point Pleasant; a brother, Joe W Lawson of Bristol, TN; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, February 7, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, with Rev. Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant.
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 pm.


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