Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 4, 2013

Polly White Wheeler

AMELIA, Va. — Polly White Wheeler, 97, of Amelia, VA, formerly of Elgood, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at her residence. Born February 7, 1916 in Elgood, WV, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Patton White and Ollie Steele White. Polly was a homemaker and the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey B. Wheeler; six brothers, Aubrey, Allen, Fred, Blake, Lake and Donzie White; seven sisters, Maude Shumate, Lottie White, Elsie Shumate, Christie Kennedy, Rhoda Holdren, her twin sister, Chippie Ferguson, and Louise Harris; and one nephew, Arthur Shumate.

Survivors include one son, Bobby N. Wheeler and wife Susie of Powhatan, VA; two grandsons, Raymond Wheeler and wife Susie of Powhatan, VA, and Gary Wheeler of New London, OH; two great-grandchildren, Amanda Wheeler and Gary Wheeler, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Mt. View Community Church in Elgood with Pastor Jim Stanley officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. View Community Church Elgood Cemetery. Family will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the church from 12:00 Noon until the service hour on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. View Community Church Elgood Cemetery, c/o Eddie Hopkins, 6753 Cheesy Creek Road, Princeton, WV  24739.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Wheeler family.

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