Obituaries for the Conner Family
Marie A. Conner
Marie Alley Conner, 80, of Beckley, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998 in a Beckley care center following a long illness. Born April 24, 1918, at Minden, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Georgie Vickers Alley. Mrs. Conner spent her childhood at Cranberry and was a 1936 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church,
Shirley Marie Conner
KING, N.C. - Shirley Marie Conner, 62, formerly of Nimitz, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, in a Greensboro, N.C., hospital after a long illness. Born Dec. 21, 1937, in Cave Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Guy and Marie Butler Lilly. Mrs. Conner was a former employee of Pipestem State Park and a member of War Ridge Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Lilly. Survivors include her husband, Leonard Conner; three sons, Timothy Conner of Westfield, N.C., Leonard Conner Jr. of Pilot Mountain, N.C., and Donald Conner of Pipestem; two daughters, Gail Conner of Level Cross, N.C., and Rita Carlson of King; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, with the Rev. Jimmy Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial will follow in Lilly-Crews Cemetery, Nimitz. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jerry Conner, Jeff Johnston, Lee Blankenship, Wendel Schrogham, John Bailey and Randall Wheeler. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
Mary Avis-Hinton Conner
HILLDALE - Mary Avis-Hinton Conner, 80, of Summers Continuous Care Center, died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Summers Continuous Care Center following a long illness. Born Nov. 20, 1920, on Crow Indian Reservation, Lodge Grass, Mont., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Gladys Hinton Conner. Miss Conner was a lifelong resident of Hinton. She graduated from Hinton High School and attended Concord College at Athens. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Hinton, which was founded by her family. She was a member of the Fidelas Class at the church. Miss Conner was an administrative assistant and secretary for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Huntington, administrative assistant at Ashford General Army Hospital, The Greenbrier hotel, White Sulphur Springs, administrative assistant during the construction of Bluestone Dam in Hinton, and was a secretary at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Beckley. She was preceded in death by her uncles, Carl and Howard Hinton; and aunts, Ethel and Lucile Hinton. Her great-grandfather was John Hinton, founder of the city of Hinton. Miss Conner was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Hinton, with the Rev. D.D. Elwell and Pastor Roy Lee Honaker Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Hinton Family Lot, Hilltop Cemetery, near Hinton. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, and one hour before service Monday at the church. The Men's Bible Class of First Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
Ruth S. Conner
HINTON - Ruth S. Payne Conner, 85, of 522 Fourth Ave., died Saturday, June 23, 2001, in Summers County ARH following a long illness. Born Dec. 22, 1915, at Hinton, she was the daughter of the late John Douglas and Annie Mae Terry Stennett. Ms. Conner was retired from the G.C. Murphy Company in Hinton with 27 years of service. She was a lifelong member of the Central Baptist Church at Hinton, was an active member of the Loyal Philathea Class at the church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and the Degree of Honor. She had lived all of her life in Hinton. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Payne; her second husband, James E. "Ed" Conner; two sisters, Myrtle Stennett and Jean Simms; and a brother, Raymond Stennett. Survivors include a son, Terry L. Payne of Hinton; three daughters, Kay Cochran of Roanoke, Va., Bobbie Shumate of Danville, Va., and Becky Dillon of Hilldale; a niece, whom she reared, Sue Ayers of Clifton Forge, Va.; a stepson, Jack Conner of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Mildred Wauhop of Charleston, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Bill Fox officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Burial Park, Hinton. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
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