Miscellaneous Obituaries
89, of 6109 Sunset Lake Rd., died on Dec. 5, 1997 at the home.
Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at new Providence Baptist Church.  Burial, Jones-Turner Cemetery, Fuquay-Varina.
Survivors:  husband, K.B. BOOKER;  seven children, Dorothy BOOKER KILLIAN of Hickory, NC, Ralph BOOKER of Fuquay-Varina, Elijah BOOKER of Fuquay-Varina, Harold BOOKER of Raleigh, Evelyn BOOKER WICKER of Durham, Brenton BOOKER of Fuquay-Varina and Lee BOOKER of Fuquay-Varina;  15 grandchildren;  eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation, Monday 1-2 p.m. at the church.  Services under the direction of Trice Funeral Home.
Fuquay-Varina, NC;  Raleigh N & O;  7 DEC 1997

age 73, of Cumberland, departed this life on Friday, December 5, 1997, in Farmville, Va.  He is survived by his wife, Louise CRUMP BOOKER;  four sons, Isaac, James, George and Alfred BOOKER, all of Cumberland;  eight grandchildren;  two step-grandchidlden;  two great-grandchildren;  two daughters-in-law, Geneva and Joyce BOOKER;  two sisters-in-law;  two brothers-in-law;  three nephews;  two nieces;  a number of cousins, other relatives and friends.
His remains rest at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home, Cumberland.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. from Center Union Baptist Church, Cumberland, Rev. Louis Hembrick, Pastor, officiating;  Rev. Donald L. Trent, Eulogist.  Interment in church cemetery.
Farmville, VA;  Richmond Times-Dispatch;  8 DEC 1997

67, of Glen Burnie (MD) died suddenly Dec. 20 at his home.  The cause of death was not available.
He was born on June 18, 1930, in Baltimore, MD.
Mr. BOOKER worked as a truck driver for the former Pantry Pride grocery chain for 30 years.  He worked for the Arlington Echo recreation center for 10 years until he retired in 1993.  Mr. BOOKER was a member of the Glen Burnie Moose Lodge.  He drove race cars at the Dorsey Speedway and Westport Race track in baltimore during the 1960's.
He is survived by his wife, June B. BOOKER;  one son, John BOOKER Jr. of Rockport, IL;  two daughters, Sandra J. MAGISTRELLI of Pasadena (MD) and Paula BOOKER of Brooklyn (MD);  and one brother, Larnce BOOKER of Severna Park, MD>
Funeral services were held yesterday at Raymond C. Fink Funeral Home (Glen Burnie MD), with Rev. Olin Herndon officiating.  Entombment was in Glen Haven Memorial Park (Glen Burnie MD).
Glen Burnie, MD;  Maryland Gazette;  24 DEC 1997;  Page 11A

Homemaker;   JOHNSTON, S.C.
64, of 683 Yonce Pond Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Mattie C. Hall Nursing Home.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Amos and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Raiford officiating.   Burial will be in Mount Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery, Trenton.
Mrs. BOOKER, a native of Edgefield County, was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charles BOOKER, Sr.;  five sons, Jessie WERTZ, Bobby Ray CULBREATH and Larry CULBREATH, all of Johnston, and John Kelly BROWN and Cleveland CULBREATH, both of Washington, Ga.;  two daughters, Joanne GOODWIN and Betty Jean McKINNEY, both of Johnston;  one sister, Daisy Mae CULBREATH JONES, Washington;  and 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Aiken, SC;  Augusta Ch (GA);  13 DEC 1997

71, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Yarbrough School with the Rev. Ron Wilson, pastor of First Christian Church in Elkhart, Kan., officiating.  Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon.  Arrangements are by Henson-Novak Funeral Directoros of Guymon.
Mr. BOOKER was born in Wilkes County, Ga.  He moved to Texas County at the age of 6.  He married Erma SCOTT in 1947 at Guymon.  He was a farmer and a rancher.  He was an Army veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of Guymon Lodge AF&AM No. 335, O.E.S. No. 219, the Gideons, and First Baptist Church in Keyes.  He served on the Yarbrough school board, Panhandle Telephone board of directors, Panhandle State University Agriculture Board and Cattleman's Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1996.
Survivors include four daughters, Nancy Carol ROBERTS of Yarbrough, Linda Susan CHASE of Ulysses, Kan., Kathy Lynn ROBERTS of Kenton and Sherry Ann LILLY of Lone Oak, Texas; a sister, Anne RANDOL of Meridian, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to Harold Booker Memorial for the Eva Community Center or the Gideons.  Memorials will be accepted at the Henson-Novak Funeral Home, Box 1306, Guymon, Okla. 73942.
Eva, OK;  Amarillo Globe News;  24 NOV 1997

December 13, 1997;  of Cheektowaga, NY;  beloved wife of the late Robert MORAN and the late Charles EBERLE;  dearest mother of Dorothy (Howard) FRANKLIN, Thomas EBERLE, Beverly (Charles) SHIELDS, Geraldine (Leo) MILLER, Janice (Donald) WARNICKI and the late Mary Ann BEUTLER;  survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;  sister of Edward SILER, Edith BEYER, Carmella LONZERIO and the late Arthur, Ethel, Evelyn SCIOLI, Jackie and Leonard BOOKER;   survived by nieces and nephews.  Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd.  (west of Harlem Road) where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 AM.
Cheektowaga, NY;  Buffalo News;  14 DEC 1997;  Page 2D

80, of Phoenix, a homemaker, died Nov. 26, 1997.  She was born in Henderson, Tenn., and was an Army veteran.  She also was a member of VFW Post No. 1710.
Survivors include her daughters, Katie MATHENY, Marsha JOHNSON and Beverly GRAY; son, Bobby Joe; brother Eugene BOOKER; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services:  11 am Thursday, Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary, 719 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, with visitation one hour before services.
Phoenix, AZ;  AZ Republic;  4 DEC 1997

Jan. 3, 1941 - Dec. 6, 1997
56, died Saturday in a hospital in Vallejo after a short illness.
Mrs. McGRIFF was born in Tulare and had been a resident of Vallejo for 51 years.  She attended Vallejo schools while raising her four children.  She attended nursing school in Martinez and went to work for the Contra Costa Hospital in Martinez, and later worked at the Springs Road Living Center in Vallejo as a licensed vocational nurse.
She was a member of the Revival Center Ministries, Vallejo.
She is survived by her husband, Marshall A. of Vallejo;  daughters, Brenda D. JACKSON and Linda L. ANDREWS, both of Vallejo;  sons, Lewis H. COX Jr. and Andre L. COX, both of Vallejo;  her mother, Willie Mae DUKES of Vallejo;  sister, Ealene A. STRONG of Vallejo;  brothers, Keith and James BOOKER, both of Vallejo, and Wendell BOOKER of Warrensburg, Mo.;  and 18 grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Revival Center Ministries, 910 Tennessee St., with Apostle Ricky Nutt officiating.  Burial will be in Skyview Memorial Lawn Cemetery, 200 Rollingwood Drive.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and a quiet hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at Skyview Funeral Chapel.
Vallejo, CA; Vallejo T-H; 10 DEC 1997

87, of New Bedford. Widow of John BOOKER, Jr.;  Mother of Edward M. BOOKER and the late John H. BOOKER;  mother-in-law of Sylvia L. BOOKER and Joan BOOKER.  Remembrances may be made to the Memorial Funeral of Peoples Christian Church, PO Box 50314, New Bedford, Mass. 02745.  Services at the DONAGHY FUNERAL HOME, 465 County Street, New Bedford, Wednesday morning at 9, Rev. Richard Pittsley and Rev. Ellsworth McAfee officiating.  Interment Acushnet Cemetery.  Calling hours Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9.  Ample lighted parking area at the rear of the funeral home.
New Bedford, MA;   11 MAY 1996

89, of Nashville, AR died Tuesday, Dec.23, 1997, in a local nursing home.
Mrs. BOOKER was born April 5, 1908, in Mineral Springs, AR.  She was a member of Bethel AME Church.
Survivors inlude one daughter, Queen Ester RUSSEY of Mineral Springs;  one son, Hermon ELLIOT of San Franciso;  one special nephew, Cecil HANNAH of Mineral Springs;  and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Services will be 1 pm Tuesday at Bethel AME Church with the Rev. Benson officiating.  Burial will be in Flint Hill Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
TX;  Texarkana Gazette (TX);  28 DEC 1997

84, of Raleigh, died Friday, December 26, 1997.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's St.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Paul H. ROACH of Raleigh and Gary ROACH of Asheville;  three daughters, Sybil ROACH of Apex, Kathryn R. WHALEY of Raleigh and Linda R. AIRINGTON of Clayton;  two sisters, Hazel CROWE of Spartanburg, S.C., and Coleen LEDFORD of Forest City;  10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's St.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 4513 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27612.
Raleigh, NC;  Raleigh N & O;  27 DEC 1997

88, formerly of 50 Roosevelt Avenue, died Sunday [22 DECEMBER 1996] in a Holyoke Nursing home.   She was the former owner of DeLuxe Dry Cleaners.  Born in Montgomery, she was a longtime resident of Westfield and a longtime member of the Montgomery Historical Society.
She leaves two sons, Raymond and William both of Florida; five daughters, Betty SENECAL and Shirley LOW, both of Easthampton, Jean DZIADZIO of Westfield, Beverly MARCYONIAK of Florida and Margaret MADRID of Palmer; a brother, George of Westfield; 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be Friday morning at Healey-Pease Funeral Home, with burial in Middle Farms Cemetery, both in Westfield.  Calling hours are Thursday evening, and memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Historical Society, Montgomery, 01085.
Westfield, MA;  Springfield U-N;  24 DEC 1996

70, of Stuart.   Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.  Visitation Friday;  Funeral Saturday.
Stuart, FL;  PBP;  12 NOV 1997

Services for Ann VINEYARD ROACH, 71, Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Galena, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Galena Community Church, Galena, with burial in Galena Cemetery under direction of Cheatham-Stumpff Funeral Home.   Mrs. ROACH, a homemaker, died Monday in her home.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
News-Leader;  Thursday, 23 OCT 1997

former longtime Newcastle resident, died Oct. 26, 1997.   She was 69.
Born July 25, 1928, in Uplands, Calif., Mrs. ROACH worked as an account clerk for the state Employment Development Department for 15 years.
She is survived by husband James Edward ROACH, Jr. of Cool; sons William C. BALDRIDGE of Auburn and Patrick of Cool; daughters Carrie of Newcastle and Kelly of the Far East; brothers Charles CREIGHTON of Claremont and David of Uplands; sister Margie DURRUM of Menlo Park; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held at the Newcastle United Methodist Church on Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at 7 p.m.
Remembrances may be made to the S.P.C.A. Arrangements are under the direction of Green Valley Mortuary in Cameron Park.
CA;  Auburn Journal;  2 NOV 1997

Services for Bessie JONES, 90, of Letts,IA will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. Burial will be in Letts Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. JONES died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at Colonial Care Center, Columbus Junction.
Bessie Pearl ROACH was born July 13, 1907, in West Chester.   She married Nile A. JONES in 1925 in Davenport.
She was a homemaker all her life.   She also had worked at the Louisa County Fair in the Floral Hall for many years.   She and her husband farmed in the Letts area for 54 years.   After their retirement from the farm, she and her husband owned, trained and raced thoroughbred pacers.
Memorials may be made to Letts Library or Letts First Responders. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Juli HUMPHREYS, Fruitland; a son, Jack, Letts; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Columbus Junction, IA;  Quad-City Times;  14 SEPT 1997

57, of 3495 Greenwich Road, the president of Hardwick Landfill Inc. and David G. ROACH & Sons Inc., died Tuesday [25 FEB 1997] at Southwood Hospital in Norfolk.  Born in Ware, he was a graduate of the former Hardwick High School, and was a longtime resident.  He was a graduate of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts.  He belonged to the Council on Aging, the Jozef Pilsudski Association of North America, the Solid Waste Association of North America, and the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association.
He leaves his wife, the former Norma PODBELSKI; three sons, David N., Darryl E., and Daniel G; four daughters, Dawn I. BRIAND, Darlene A. STAITI, Denise M. ZIEMBA, and Diana L. ROACH of Hardwick; two sisters, Cynthia O'BRIEN of Charlton, and Patricia RYZEWSKI of Warren, and 15 grandchildren.
The funeral will be on Friday morning at the Trinitarian Congregational Church of Gilbertville, with the burial in Hardwick Cemetery.  The calling hours will be this afternoon and evening at Charbonneau Funeral Home in Ware, and memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Research Institute, 681 Fifth St., New York, N.Y. 10022.
Hardwick, MA;  Springfield U-N;  27 FEB 1997

Rembert - Services for Dicie Ann OUTTEN ROACH are at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 1997, at Sutton Branch Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.  Collins Funeral Home is in charge.
Mrs. ROACH died Sunday.   Born in Fairfield County, she was a daughter of Robert and Pearl BENNETT OUTTEN.   She was a member of Sutton Branch Baptist Church and Missionary Society, and was a graduate of Boylan Haven Mather Academy.
Surviving are her husband, Albert V. ROACH of Rembert; daughter, Alberta D. ROACH of Rembert; sons, Robert Wayne, Kenneth and Derrick Antroy ROACH, all of Rembert; and seven grandchildren.
Rembert, SC;  The State;  19 NOV 1997

70, died Dec 6, 1997.  Born in Peoria, Ill.   One of the originators of the Scottish Highland Games.
Survived by wife, Meg ROACH;  sons, Michael JOHNSON;  daughters, Carol, and Michelle COLE;  sister Colleen LEWIS;  eight grandchildren.
Friends welcome 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the family home in Ewa Beach.
HI;  Honolulu A;  10 DEC 1997

Former Merrill resident passed away Sunday, October 26, 1997, at Vencor Hospital, LaGrange, Indiana.   Age 61 years.   Donna M. ROACH was born April 6, 1936 in Saginaw.   She married Vernon R. NORTHRUP Jr. in March of 1963; he survives her.   She was employed by Starcraft of Emma, Indiana.  Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Rex L. RANDALL, LaGrange Ind.; Ricky J. RANDALL, Topeka, Ind.; five grandchildren, Jeremiah, Alisha, Amanda, Tiffany and Ashley; a stepdaughter and stepson, Terri Marie NORTHRUP; Ron R. NORTHURP; two step-grandsons; one step-great-grandson; one brother and five sisters, Jim ROACH, Shirley CARTER, Pat SITTS, Carol WARNER, Kathy SUGAR, Darlene WOLFGANG; many nieces and nephews; a half-sister.   The funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the W.L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel in Merrill.   Friends may call at the chapel from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday.   Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Heart Assoc. or the American Lung Assoc.
LaGrange, IN;  Saginaw News (MI);  28 OCT 1997

passed away Jan. 4, 1997 peacefully in La Jolla.   She was born in Tacoma, WA, August 25, 1898.   She was a La Jolla resident since 1940.   She is survived by her son, Walter of La Jolla, her sister Louise CARUZZI & her brother G.M. RECEONI both of Tacoma, WA, 4 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren.   Funeral Mass will be at Mary Star of the Sea, Girard Ave. in La Jolla, 10 am, Thurs Jan 9.   Followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
La Jolla, CA

88, of Acushnet died Wed. Feb. 19 after a long illness at Our Lady's Haven.  She was the widow of James J. GLEASON and the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Martha J. (DUFFIN) ROACH.
Born in Naugatuck, Conn., she lived in New Bedford and Acushnet for most of her life.  From 1967 until her retirement in 1982, she was employed by the New Bedford Public Schools as a teachers aide at the Gomes School.
She was a communicant at St. Francis Xavier Church and a former communicant of Holy Name Church.  She was a lector and Eucharistic Minister at her church and a recipient of the Marion Medal from the Diocese of Fall River.  Mrs. Gleason was the first president of the Women's Guild at Holy Name Parish.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia J. LAWSON, of Stillwater, Okla.;  a sister, Helen McCARTHY, of Waterbury, Conn.;  and two grandsons.  She was the sister of the late Irene RAGUSAN.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park Street, New Bedford.
Fairhaven, CT

an officer and former chief of the Blacksburg Police Department, died Tuesday.   He was 65.
The former Christiansburg resident was living in Myrtle Beach, S.C., at the time of his death.   He retired from the U.S. Marshals Service in 1995 where he had served as a courtroom security officer in Roanoke.
Roanoke, VA;  The Roanoke Times;  31 JAN 1997;  Page: NRV-9

Suddenly at the Oshawa General Hospital on Monday, December 1st, 1997.  Floyd Edward ROACH in his 62nd year.  Beloved husband of Marilyn.  Dear father of Tammy and Kimberley both of Ottawa.  Dear step father of Dan HENDERSON and his wife Mary-Ellen and Jim HENDERSON and his wife Denise of Oshawa.   Dear brother of Lorne, Ivan, Arnold, Grant, Doris, Gladys, Irma and Lillian.  Predeceased by two brothers Howard and Stan.  Loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren.
Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West, Oshawa on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  With Funeral Service in the Chapel Thursday, December 4th at 1:30 p.m.   Interment Thornton Cemetery.  Memorial Donations to Canadian Cancer Society and Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Oshawa, ON;  Oshawa This Week;  2 DEC 1997

70 died Sept 25, 1997 at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, Ind.
ROACH was born April 28, 1927 to Arthur L. and Constance M. (ROACH) ROACH.   He was married to Carol L. (DISBROW) ROACH.   She survives.
ROACH was a salesman for Peerless Electric Supply Co., in Indiananpolis and later Culligan Water conditioning, retiring in 1976.   He was a member of Sylvan F&AM No. 754 of Little Rock Ark.   ROACH served in the Us. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Lon F. ROACH of Raleigh, NC; three daughters, Constance F. WILLIAMS of Trugh or Consequences, NM, Jackie DeCAMP, of Plainfield, IN and Sandy L. STIMMELL of Pensacola Fla; one brother, Dr. Bertrain WILHOIT of South Carolina; two sisters, Artafae STEWART of Florida and Naomi NEWKIRK of California; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were Sept 29 at David A.Hall Mortuary in Brownsburg, IN.
Lebanon, IN

92, died Tuesday in Harmon Memorial Hospital in Hollis (OK).   Funeral services are set for 2:00 PM, Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Hollis, with the Reverend James Densman and Reverend Hoyt Ellis officiating.   Interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Patterson-Greer Funeral Home.
ROACH was born March 2, 1904 in Ambrose, Texas, to William F. and Rosa GOREE STATON.   She married Mack Thurman ROACH in September of 1920.   She was a homemaker and had lived in Harmon County, OK since 1907.   She and her husband farmed 3 1/2 miles north of Hollis until his death in 1953, when Frankie moved into Hollis.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hollis.
ROACH is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Mack T. ROACH in 1953, an infant son, William F. ROACH and brother, Raney STATON.
Survivors include three children, A. F. ROACH of Oklahoma City, Dorothy and Duard LUCK and Louise and Jene MANLEY, all of Hollis; four brothers, Oscar STATON of Hollis, Robert STATON of Mangum (OK), Bill STATON of Garland, Texas, and Tom STATON of Waurika (OK); two sisters, Nancy DULANEY of Phoenix, Arizona and Mary S. JONES of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
Altus, OK;  The Altus Times;  Tuesday, 14 Jan 1997

94, died Nov. 18, 1997, at Mount Hope Nursing Center. 
She was born Jan. 19, 1903, in Hill County, Texas, the daughter of Robert E. and Zarelda Francis McCAULEY ROACH.   A resident of Mount Hope since January of 1997, formerly a longtime resident of Magnum, Okla., and Amarillo, Texas, she was a homemaker. 
She belonged to Second Baptist Church, Amarillo. 
On Aug. 27, 1927, she married William "Bill" KOTTE at Oklahoma City.    He died Feb. 27, 1987.
Survivors include:    three daughters, Jean WILLIAMS, Mount Hope, Alene BROWN, Amarillo, and Virginia EGERMEIR, Canoga Park, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Cemetery, Amarillo, with the Rev. Charles Jones presiding.
Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, is in charge of local arrangements. 
Memorials may be sent to Friends of Mount Hope Library in care of the mortuary.
Mount Hope, KS;  Hutchinson News;  20 NOV 1997