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September 15, 2006

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Friday, September 15, 2006 - The MalakoffNews, Page 10 stay at By Emily Lundy The News Staff Following a brief stay in a nursing facilit). Lucille Fellrath Banks died Sept. 11. Services will be held t h i s Saturday. Lucille was a native of Banks Trinidad, one of the McDonald family who lived near the railroad trestle to help with mainte- nance of the railroad line. The family of five lived on the river for many years, losing their son Wade who was killed by a train there. "Pa" McDonald was well known. An adopted son with the last name of ,Legg" is the reason for the "Legg" Street in Trinidad. Lucille held a rich Trinidad histo ' and helped with her family make Trinidad a town. Lucille and Archie Fellrath had three children: Johnny was the oldest. He married Lauralyn Murphy and had one son. Jotmny and his son are deceased. Then came Elizabeth who man'ied Steve Parker; they had four sons. Elizabeth recently retired from many years of service to the Citizens National Bank in Malakoff Linda is the younger. She is married to Leo Stanton; they have five children scattered and have at least one time all been a military family. Later, Lucille married Freddie Banks of Kerens. He is deceased. "Beth" and the Stantorts reside in Trinidad mad shared the care of their mother. They" along with grandson Dennis were devoted to her care in the last few years. Lucille was confined to her "home" tbr several years but was brave to the last in dling her illness. She was 92. Q Special to The News The next meeting of the Rootseekers Genealogical Society will be on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m at the Tri-County Library in downtovvaa Mabank. The speaker will be Magaret Ann Trail and she will give a book review of "The Story of Virginia's First Century" by Mary Newton Stanard, which was first pub- lished in 1928. It was repub- lished this year in honor of Jamestown's 400th anniver- sary and Rootseekers has acquired the book for the library. Each Tuesday morning between 9:30 and noon there will be a member in the genealogy room at *.he library' to help anyone wishing to do research on their family tree. Don't tbrget the Garage Sale Rootseekers is having to earn money for books. It'will be in Baywood Estates Park on Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. By Emily Lundy Special to The News Roderick "Dick" Sharp died Sept. 11 from a stroke and complications. He was sick only a few days and to para- phrase a famous Dylan Thomas poem, Dick "went gentle into that good night." Dick was a good man, a leader, someone who shared his expertise and good humor with others. He and his wife Ellen raised six children and were married for 66 years. Dick retired from TP&L and was instrumental in getting Dr. Savetelle and his wife to come here to "doctor" tLs after Dr. Joe Rosenbloom passed away'. The Sharps were with others who helped the Sawtelles get equipment, furniture, and patients. And the rest is history. Dick, knowledgeable in many areas, had skill in mechanics and woodcraft, much to the delight of his friends. He was as close to per- fectionism as one can get and worked on equipment of fi'iends often. He was a Presbyterian but supported many' other church- es as well. He and Ellen bought the old Will Stanfield house and property on West Street, renovating it or mostly enclosing it and adding to it to have a beautitial home. Arthritis had slowed Dick's activities down somevehat. He was an irreplaceable asset to Trinidad. iiiiiiiiii !! iiii i iii iil iii iil i !ii iii i!:,iiii]i ]: ' ii!iiiiiiiiiii!i ii!i ii!iiii i!i!iiiiiiiii!iiiiiiilili! I)~ZZII I ~::iiiiiiii!!ii!!i~!i: iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~iii!;ill ,% tember 11, 2006, Day, started a and all once stud- Let us never be so tom- Thank you / Bless you. Po ml for by gemi r',Bmr" Gle n for Rep e Dist. 4 @ @@ t