The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 24, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, October 24, 2013

Arlena ‘Nadine’ Wright Carey

Arlena "Nadine" Wright Carey, 59, of Beckley, died Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013, noon at St. Paul Baptist Church, 129 Rice Street, Beckley.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services, with Rev. Walter Leach officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home. 

Gretta Sue Moses Cline

PRINCETON — Gretta Sue Moses Cline, 85, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, N.C. A resident of Princeton and formerly of Mullens, Gretta had resided in Jacksonville, N.C., recently. She died following a brief battle with cancer.

Gretta was born June 19, 1928, in Bluefield, W.Va., to the late Joseph Moses and his wife, the former Alice Ratcliffe.

Survivors include two sons T. Dirk Cline and wife Laura Prince of Jacksonville, N.C. and  Douglas K. Cline and wife Dedra Lawrence Cline of Aynor, S.C.; grandchildren Lindsey Diane Cline of Brooklyn, N.Y., Maggie Cline of Aynor and Charlie Cline of Aynor; a sister, Elreda “Theta” M. Cox of Maryland and a number of nephews and nieces including Ronnie Gearhart and wife Lorraine Gearhart of Virginia.

In addition to her parents, Gretta was preceded in death by her husband, M.T. “Tommy” Cline and six sisters: Myrtle M.Gearhart, Geneva M.Christian, Eva “Lou” M. Driscoll, Delma M. Cumbow, Josephine “Josie” M. Miller and Lois M. Gregory.

Gretta leaves behind dear friends in Mullens, where she and her husband lived from 1955 until 1989, as well as in Princeton, where the couple retired in 1989. She was an active church member in both towns, teaching Sunday School and serving in other capacities. Most recently she supervised and ran the kitchen at Princeton’s Immanuel Baptist Church for a number of years until health required her to curtail those activities. The Sunday School class of which she was a member continued to correspond with her regularly.

Following her graduation from Beaver High School in Bluefield, W.Va. in 1947, Gretta worked in downtown Bluefield at Kresge’s. In 1955, she married Tommy Cline and became a fulltime homemaker. Gretta was accomplished in a plethora of arts and crafts mastering crochet, quilting, candlewicking, ceramics, gardening, canning, sewing and cross stitch among others. Her excellence in these pursuits earned her many ribbons at various fairs. The objects she created, most of which she gave to friends and relatives during her lifetime, were a great source of pride and joy. However, her greatest source of happiness was her love for her God, her family and her friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road in Princeton. Graveside services will follow at 12 noon in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28557.

Members of the Green Valley Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.

On condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

The Cline family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

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