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J. Armando Bermudez P. (Poppy)

1950

Word from the Domninca Republica is that Poppy died December 3, 2014. No other details were available.

Dennis P. Hermansen

1947

Wife Mary has informed the Association of Dennis' death on November 4, 2014. An obituary will be sougt and published if available.

Fred L. Ray, Jr. '42

1942

Fred Leslie Ray, Jr., 91, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Louisville, KY.

He was a broadcast engineer for WAVE TV and Radio with over 40 years of service, a graduate of Greenbrier Military School, an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII and a member of Okolona Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law,Thomas Proffitt. He is survived by his wife, the former Allene Moore; children, Keith Ray, DMD (Teresa), Cheryl Robinson (Daniel) and Cindy Proffitt; and grandchildren, Sarah Joiner (Kenneth),Sallie Proffitt, Timothy (Nicole) and Andrew Robinson,and Austin and Logan Ray; and great grandchildren, Katheryn and Anastasia Robinson.

His family greatly appreciates the skilled and compassionate care given by the staff at Glen Ridge Health Campus and Dr. Sheth.

His funeral is 1pm Saturday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville. Visitation is 3-8pm Friday and after 11am Saturday until the time of the service.
Memorial gifts: Fred and Allene Ray Scholarship Fund at Lipscomb University, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

Lester Wade "Cappy" Burnside

1951

Lester Wade "Cappy" Burnside, Jr., 80, died Saturday, August 30, 2014, after a period of failing health.

Burnside was the driving force in Harrison County's successful effort to attract the Federal Bureau of Investigation's CJIS division. He had just taken office as President of Harrison 2000 in January 1990 when Senator Robert C. Byrd asked West Virginia communities to prepare for FBI teams which would be looking for possible sites. Burnside quickly searched for appropriate locations with the result that Harrison County submitted four sites for consideration. Three other counties also submitted sites. At the same time, he established a rapport with FBI officials and, in the ensuing months, worked constantly to overcome numerous obstacles. In January 1991, Senator Byrd announced the FBI's decision to relocate to Harrison County, cheering news to this depressed area.

For most of his adult life, Cappy Burnside was involved in community concerns. He served a two-year term as President of the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce beginning in 1988. In 1985, he had initiated the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Chamber to unify economic development efforts. This grew into the Joint Committee for Economic Development, which eventually incorporated as Harrison 2000.

Burnside's interests and contributions to the community were varied and numerous: West Virginia Life Science Center, Board of Directors; Association of Industrial Development, Board of Directors; Clarksburg Industrial Development Corporation: President, 1989-1990; Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant: President, 1979; Builders' Supply Association of West Virginia: Board of Directors, 1965-1991; President, 1969; Boy Scouts of America, Central West Virginia Council: Board of Directors; North Bend Rails to Trails Foundation: Advisory Board; American Society of Highway Engineers, Central West Virginia Chapter: President, 1989; Mon Valley Tri-State Network; Mountaineer Country Travel Council: Board of Directors; Clarksburg Planning and Zoning Commission: Member, 1963-1978; The Oak Mound Bank: Board of Directors, 1976-1982; Salvation Army Advisory Board; Black Diamond Girl Scout Council: Board of Directors; Clarksburg Kiwanis Club: President 1969-1970.

From 1992 until 2006, Burnside was a board member of the Friends of West Virginia Public Radio, which he served as chair in 1995 and then as treasurer. He proudly displayed a mounted pipe labeled Peacemaker to commemorate his ability to solve a difficult situation.

The Route 279 bridge over I-79 will be dedicated in his honor on September 26, 2014, in recognition of his efforts to attract the FBI to Harrison County.

In October 2010, Governor Joe Manchin III named him a Distinguished Mountaineer. In 1996, the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce recognized Burnside's outstanding service to the community with special recognition of his FBI efforts. The Society of Highway Engineers selected him Man of the Year in 1988. When he retired from the Planning and Zoning Commission after fifteen years of service, the Commission published a proclamation expressing appreciation for his "dedicated, unselfish, and invaluable assistance."

Burnside was president and treasurer of Consolidated Supply Company, which he closed in 1992. In recent years, he was a consultant to building supply firms, specializing in materials for highways and bridges.

Born in Clarksburg on January 30, 1934, his parents were the late Lester W. Burnside and Louise Nowery Burnside. He graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg in 1951, where he developed leadership skills and and the code by which he lived: Truth Duty Honor. He was a 1955 graduate of West Virginia University, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and Scabbard and Blade, military honorary. He was a Life Member of the WVU Alumni Foundation and was inducted into the Emeritus Club in 2005. He served in the United States Army for two years and retired as a captain in the United States Army Reserve.

He leaves his wife, Carolyn Reynolds Burnside, with whom he had celebrated fifty-eight years of marriage; two daughters, Kate Burnside, Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman; and Mary Wade Triplett and her husband, Arnold Sennett Triplett, Bridgeport; his grandson, Patrick William Sommerville Finley and his wife, Kristen and their son, Evan, Palmyra, N.J.; his sister, Barbara Burnside Wood, Montgomery Village, Md.; his stepsister, Mary Frances Gaylord Loy and her husband, John, Clinton, N.Y.; and several nieces.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Burnside Browning; his parents; his stepmother, Helen Sayer Burnside; and his loving labradoodle, Bert. The Burnside family was among the earliest settlers of Good Hope, southern Harrison County, arriving in 1797.

A memorial service will take place at a later date, after which the family will receive friends at a luncheon. Although Cappy Burnside chose cremation, his spirit will be at the party.

Rather than flowers, please make memorial donations to the Friends of West Virginia Public Radio or to a charity of choice.

- See more at: http://www.wvgazette.com/gz/Obituaries#308319977

J. Ike Brown

1941

OAK HILL — J. Ike Brown, 90, a lifelong resident of Fayette County, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Division surrounded by his devoted family and loving friends. The Rev. Stan Holmes administered last rites.

Born in Gauley Bridge, W.Va., Aug. 15, 1923, the second son of Minnie McCutcheon Brown and Guy D. Brown, Ike had been a resident of Oak Hill since 1950.

He attended Gauley Bridge schools before graduating from Greenbrier Military School, class of 1941. After one year at the University of Tennessee he enlisted in the United States Army in August of 1942.
As a member of the “Greatest Generation,” Ike was proud of his World War II military service. He was in one of the last cavalry regiments with horses before being transferred to the infantry where he served in the Philippines and New Guinea and participated in the Allied Forces' occupation of Japan in 1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

After the war Ike joined the family automobile business founded by his father in 1914, Brown Chevrolet Company in Montgomery and King Coal Chevrolet Company in Oak Hill.

He was a former member of the Board of Directors of Merchant's National Bank in Montgomery, the Oak Hill Rotary Club, the Gauley Bridge Masonic Lodge and a member and former trustee of the Oak Hill Baptist Church.
His wife of 58 years, Mary Irene Kirby Brown, preceded him in death, as did his grandson, Scott McCutcheon Brewer, and his brother, Gordon B. Brown.

Survivors include his two daughters, Debra Brown Brewer and husband, Michael, of Fayetteville and Rita Brown DeAth and husband, William, of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Matthew Ike Brewer, John Kirby Brewer, Phillip Lee DeAth and Bailey Irene DeAth; and great-grandson, Keelan Montani Brewer.

In keeping with his wishes there is no visitation or service. The Committal of Ashes will be in the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Thanks to the Beckley and Charleston, WV newspapers

Joseph Harris Morton

1951

Amy McGovern 410-552-5213 has informed the Association of Joe's passing. No detail available at this time, but hopefully an obituary will be available in the near future.

Anthony Samuel Georgiana

1951

Anthony Samuel “Tony” Georgiana Jr., 80, of Carmel , NY formerly of Indiana, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Born in Uniontown on May 28, 1934, he was the third son of Janie (Casio) Geogiana and Anthony Samuel Georgiana Sr.
Tony had a strong business sense, with an extensive knowledge of the produce industry. He owned and operated The Hitching Post Farm Market in Indiana for many years, and was an admired and respected businessman. However, his true passion was for his family.
Tony was loved by many. He was an extremely devoted husband, father and grandfather. To his wife, he was lovingly known as Sonny; his children, Dad; and his grandchildren, Poppy.
He is survived by his sons Kevin, of Indiana; Paul (Donna) of Austell, GA; David (Meg) of Kennett Square; and Anthony III (Mary) of Carmel; the following grandchildren: Jennifer, Brittany, Breanne, Jason, Jacqueline, David, Michael, Shalonda, Amanda, Kevin Jr., Katie and Mitchell; and the following great-grandchildren: Anthony, Quentan, Kayla, Aubrey, Dylan, Beckett, Avery, Nicholas, Christian, Jacob, Zachary, Miranda, Taylor, Kayley and Addilyn.
Tony was preceded in death by his grandson, Dustin Georgiana: his wife, Pearl (Sloboda) Georgiana; and brothers Samuel C. Georgina and Joseph F. Georgiana.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. Thursday at the Rairigh-Brence Funeral Home Inc. of Indiana. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment will be made at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.rbfh.net
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President Bill Isbister notes "no one could play taps like Tony---you knew immediately when he was the one assigned".

Samuel Wagoner

1950

Sam's family has notified the Association of his death. No details are available at this time.

Samuel Dunlap Brady III

1950

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Samuel Dunlap Brady III passed away July 8, 2014, at Summersville Regional Medical Center after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born June 12, 1931, in Morgantown. He was the son of the late Margaret Vaughan Brady and Samuel Dunlap Brady Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 59 Years, Blanch Bergdoll Brady; four children, Margaret Alice LeRose (Tim) of Summersville, Samuel D. Brady IV (Brenda Sparks) of Sugar Land, Texas, Ann Marie Bishop (Greg) of Hampstead, N.C., and Vaughan Lee Adkins (Todd) of Lexington, Ky.; and his sister, Clarissa Mahin (Phil) of Summersville. He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret "Peggy" Cline, who was married to Jack, of Summersville.

The Brady family is grateful to his caregiver for the last three-and-a-half years, Rodney Woods.

Sam had 11 grandchildren, Kristina Elkins (Terry) of Charleston, Maria Herndon (William) of Lexington, Ky., Timothy LeRose II (Ashley Woods) of Summersville, Samuel Brady V of Houston, Texas, Mark Brady of San Marcus, Texas, Matthew Brady of Sugar Land, Texas, Sarah Cole (Aaron) of Sugar Land, Texas, Mason Bishop of Morgantown, Andrew Bishop of Hampstead, N.C., and Evan and Nathan Adkins, both of Lexington, Ky. He also had four great-grandchildren, Addison and Benjamin Elkins, Timothy LeRose III and Elijah Cole.

Sam graduated from Greenbrier Military School and West Virginia University, where he received a degree in mining engineering. While at West Virginia University he was active in campus activities. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, ROTC, the rifle team and lettered in track for five years, running the high hurdles. After graduation he served as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. He was in charge of setting up the first maintenance shop for guided missiles, for which he received a letter of commendation.

Sam was part owner and president of Margaret Peerless and Brady Cline Coal Companies. Upon retirement he opened the Friendly Computer Store in Summersville. He served as advisor for Community Trust Bank for many years. In the 1970s he coached the Summersville Little Bear football team. He was also a member of the Summersville Lions Club. Sam was a charter member of Summersville Presbyterian Church, for which he was clerk of the session for many years.

While Sam had an incredible journey in this life on earth, those who knew him were struck most not by all of his accomplishments, but by his being a gentleman first and last in all aspects and a brilliant man who never lost sight of his God, wife and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Summersville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 930, Summersville, WV 26651.

Visitation with family and friends will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 11, at White Funeral Home, Summersville. The funeral will be officiated by the Rev. Greg Kupar at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Summersville Presbyterian Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com.

Tom Haggin

1962

Thompson Briggs Haggin, 70, passed away July 4, 2014. Tom was born September 25, 1943, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY, to Lewis K. Haggin, a local horse trainer and farmer, and Charlotte B. (Haggin) Johnson.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Peggy Ann Haggin; son Thompson Briggs Haggin, Jr. (31); brother, John Haggin of Lexington; twin sister Artemisia Anderson and younger sister Julia (Haggin) Bonkowski, both of Michigan.

Tom graduated from Greenbrier Military School in 1962 and was drafted into the military while attending the University of Kentucky. He served in the Marine Corps for 12 years where he achieved the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Tom was a Drill Instructor at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. He loved to share with family and friends the stories of his time as a drill instructor. Tom later owned and operated Track Services, Inc. for 39 years, a company that provides computerized timing equipment for the auto racing industry. Tom was very privileged to be employed in a business he loved. Four years ago, Tom accepted the amazing grace of Jesus Christ and was baptized at Southland Christian Church.

Visitation will be at Milward Funeral Directors, 159 North Broadway in Lexington from 5-8 pm Tuesday. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11 am at Church of the Savior, 1301 Brannon Road in Nicholasville with the burial to follow at Lexington Cemetery. Tom loved music.

Contributions to K-Love 95.3 FM can be made in honor of Tom in lieu of flowers

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