PRINCETON – Dinah Lynn Magyar, 51, of Woodcrest
Addition, Princeton, died Saturday, January 27, 2007 at her home,
surrounded by family and friends, after suffering from a brief illness.
Born April 19, 1955 in Welch, she was the daughter of Louis Wyatt of
Princeton and the late Doris Newsome Wyatt.
Dinah was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Princeton. She
graduated with a business diploma from Gary High School in Gary, West
Virginia. She received her Associate and Baccalaureate Nursing degrees
from Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia and a Masters
Degree in Nursing Administration from Bellarmine University in
Louisville, Kentucky. She was a board certified Clinical Nurse
Specialist. She worked as a dedicated registered nurse at various roles
at Princeton Community Hospital for over 25 years, serving in staff, as
well as management positions. Her last role, prior to her illness, was
serving as the Director of Quality and Case Management.
In addition to her father, she is survived by two brothers, Dennis
Wyatt and his wife Linda of Princeton and Dan Wyatt and his wife Sue of
Titusville, FL; two sisters, Donna Whipp and her husband Jim of
Jefferson City, TN and Darlene Andis and her husband Ken (Dickie) of
Titusville, FL; three nephews, Steven Mitchem and his wife Conni ,
Richard Mitchem and his wife Tina and Ryan Mitchem all of Jefferson
City, TN; and ten nieces, Paula Bishop and her husband Gene, Brittany
Bishop and Monica Bishop all of Bluefield, Amanda Mitchem, Kelsey
Mitchem, Taia Mitchem and Melissa Mitchem all of Jefferson City, TN,
and Deah Andis, Daedra Andis and Savannah Andis all of Titusville, FL.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30,
2007 at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Princeton with the Rev. Dan
Jividen officiating. Entombment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial
Gardens Mausoleum in Princeton.
Serving as pallbearers will be Maxie Hereld, Kevin Graham, Jeff Yahya,
Allen Pendleton, Mac McClanahan and Dr. Charles Mirabile. Larry Reed
will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel
Baptist Church Building Fund, 264 New Hope Rd., Princeton, WV 24740.
Friends may call Monday, January 29, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at the
Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. To view a video tribute of Ms.
Magyar or send the family online condolences, please visit
ANTOINETTE MONTELLI KNOLL
Antoinette Montelli Kroll, 88 died Sat. Jan. 6, 2007 in Bristol
Regional Medical Center,
Born June 18, 1918 in Gary, WV
to the late Anthony & Sophia Sipos Montelli. In
addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Leo
and a son Leo Jr.
She is survived by one daughter
Theresa Lee & husband Anthony of Johnson City, Tn. and two sons,
Tom & wife Kathy of Nashville, Tn. and Tony &
wife Cynda of New Smyrna Beach, Fl.
One brother, Tom of Wilson, NC, And six grandchildren.
The family received friends
from 6 to 8 on Mon. evening, Jan. 8 at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Funeral mass was held at 11am on Tues. The
committal and interment followed in Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
DECATUR, Ill. — Billy
Harold Poszich, 68, of Decatur went to be with our Lord at 9:21 a.m. on
Wednesday (Jan. 24, 2007) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services celebrating his life will be at 11 a.m. Monday (Jan.
29, 2007) in Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, Decatur, Ill., where
visitation will be from 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 28, 2007). Burial will
be in Old Stonington Cemetery, Stonington, Ill. View the online
obituary and send condolences to the family: www.moranandgoebel.com
Billy was born Oct. 1, 1938 in Jenkinjones, the son of Andrew and Mary
(Emling)Poszich. Billy retired from Caterpillar after 30 years of
service as a machinist. He served in the Navy from 1961 to 1965. He was
a member of the American Legion and also attended Summit Avenue Baptist
Billy married Berangere DuPage on Aug. 3, 1970. Billy was a loving and
faithful caregiver for his wife throughout her long illness. He loved
traveling and camping with his wife, spending time with his family,
playing golf with his buddies and joking with everyone.
He is survived by brother, Robert Poszich and wife Shelby of Monks
Corner, S.C.; sisters: Katherine South of Decatur, Wilma Bostic and
Maxine Gillespie of Princeton, Helen Crump of Eccles; brother-in-law,
Hubert Clark and sister-in-law, Betty Poszich of Abbs Valley, Va.;
sister-in-law, Dorothy Poszich of Detroit, Mich.; many nieces, nephews,
and special friends, Carolyn Garrett and Phyllis Jean Pate.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, five brothers and two
Billy will be dearly missed by all.
GWENDOLYN MARY (DILLON) CHRISTIAN
Gwendolyn Mary (Dillon) Christian, 75, of Rt 2 Box 236
Rutledge, Tn.(Formerly of Gary (Ream), WV), passed away on Sat. Feb. 3.
2007 in Tn. Mrs. Christian was born in Oct. 4, 1931 in Ream,
WV to the late Clifford and Adele Dillon. She was a member of
the Methodist Church. She attended GHS and was a 1949 graduate.
In addition to her parents she was
preceded in death by her husband, John (Tag) Christian, one son John
Wesley Christian and a brother, Corbin Dillon.
Survivors include two sons, Sam and wife
Jenny of Hueytown, Al. and Cliff and wife Ruth of Rutledge,
Tn. One daughter, Susan and husband Chris of Princeton,
WV. Grandchildren Eric, Brad. Brian and Jeremy Christian,
Chris and Nick Presley, Amy and John Christian.
Funeral service will be on Tues. Feb 6 at
11:00am at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell,, WV with the
Rev. Orville Harvey officiating the service. Burial will
follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, WV. Family
and friends may call at the Funeral Home from 9:00am to
11:00am two hours before the service. Grandsons will be
serving as pallbearers.
Darrell Thomas "Gomer" Morgan
Darrell Thomas "Gomer" Morgan, 56 of 556
Rustic Hill Dr, Princeton, formerly of Welch died Sun. Feb 4, 2007 at
his residence. Born, Sept. 28, 1950 at BlackWolf, he was the
son of Dollie Maude Beverly Morgan of the Gary Continuous Care
Center and the late Darrell Wayne Morgan.
Darrell graduated in 1968 from GHS. He
served with the US Navy during the Vietnam conflict while serving
aboard the USS Independence. Darrell was a former employee
for the Algoma/United Coal Mines as a parts clerk, was a truck driver
for Marathon Industries and had worked in the Maintenance Dept. at
Welch Emergency Hospital. He was a member of the New Vision
Pentecostal Holiness Church in Green Valley.
In addition to his father, he was preceded
in death by twin's brother and sister Wayne Theo Morgan and Jayne Lee
Survivors, his wife Barbara Sue Hale
Morgan of Princeton, his devoted daughter Michelle Leigh and her
husband, Richard Coburn of Island Creek, two grandchildren, Nathanial
and Elizabeth Coburn and one sister, Merry Catherine Addair and husband
Rocky of Gary.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am on
Wed. Feb 7, 2007 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral
Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Patrick Wheeler
officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial
Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Friends may
visit with the family from 10:00 am until the service time.
HARLESS "HAMBONE" POFF
Bluefield - Harless "Hambone" Poff,
82, of Route 5, Box 437, Bluefield (Bluewell), passed away on Sunday,
January 28, 2007 at the Bluefield Regional Medical Center in
Bluefield. Mr. Poff was born on February 28, 1924 in Thorpe
to the late Herbert B. and Carrie Anderson Poff. Harless was
a man of the people he enjoyed the company of others and he was a 1944
graduate of Gary High School. He served his country in the
U.S. Army during World War II and worked with the Union Supply Company
in Gary, West Virginia. He worked at Montgomery Wards as a
saleman and retired from Perry Food Brokerage Company as a
saleman. Mr. Poff was a member of the Bluewell United
Methodist Church, Gleaners Sunday School Class, Bramwell Masonic Lodge
and the American Legion and VFW. Harless had been a resident
of Bluewell for most of his life.
Survivors include: Mary Ann Scott Poff
of Bluewell; daughter: Linda Poff of Princeton; sister: Helen Williams
of Bluewell; nephews: David Williams of Beaufort, S.C.,Phillip Williams
of Duluth, Ga.; Niece: Sue Ellen Hatcher of Princeton; several great
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bluewell United
Methodist Church in Bluewell with the Rev. Sam Cale III and the Rev. D.
Homer Stewart officating the service. Burial will follow the
service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell.
Friends and family may call at the
Cravens - Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell on Tuesday, January 30, 2007
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or one hour before the service on
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at the Bluewell United Methodist Church.
Serving as active pallbearers will be
Phillip Williams, David Williams, Jason Faw, George Corvin and Bruce
Runyon. Honorary pallbearers will be the Gleaners Sunday
The Cravens - Shires Funeral Home is
serving the Poff family.