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Elmer Gray CARRICO
Ethel Lillian GILLS
Husband:  Elmer Gray CARRICO
Birth:  26 Aug 1912, Fancy Gap Dist., Carroll Co., VA
Death:  30 Jun 1993, Mercer Co., WV
Last Residence:  Montcalm, Mercer Co., WV
Military Service:  World War II (Pacific Theater):  EM 3/c, U.S. Navy
Religion:  Baptist
Father:  Thomas E. CARRICO
Mother:  Laura Plutina EDWARDS
Marriage:  1940, Mercer Co., WV
Wife:  Ethel Lillian GILLS
Birth:  8 Aug 1913, Crystal, Mercer Co., WV
Death:  25 Nov 2004, IL
Disposition:  buried Roselawn Memorial Park, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV
Last Residence:  Glennwood, Cook Co., IL
Father:  Vernie GILLS, b. 1892/3, WV
Mother:  Ruth MABE, b. 1897/8, WV
Children:
.  Darlene CARRICO; m. W.D. PERKINS 
.  [Margaret] Peggy CARRICO; m. Ralph CRAVEN
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Elmer G. CARRICO (æ 7, b. VA) is living in Fancy Gap Dist., Carroll Co., VA, with his parents (q.v.).  Ethel GILLS (æ 7, b. WV) is living in Thomhill Pct., Rock Mag. Dist., Mercer Co., WV (p. 187A), with her parents, Vernia GILLS (æ 27, b. WV) & Ruth (æ 22, b. WV), plus siblings.

3.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Can't find Elmer or his family.  Ethel GILLS (æ 16, b. WV) is living in Rock Mag. Dist., Mercer Co., WV (p. 174B), with her parents, Verna GILLS (æ 36, b. WV) & Ruth (æ 35, b. VA), plus siblings.

4.  Anon.  Sunday, 28 Nov 2004.  "Obituaries: Ethel Lillian (Gills) Carrico."  Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, [Mercer Co.,] WV (online at Ancestry.com):
MONTCALM - Ethel Lillian (Gills) Carrico, 91, of Montcalm, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in the company of her family in Illinois, after a lengthy illness.

Born August 8, 1913, in Crystal, she was the daughter of the late Vernie Gills and Ruth Mabe Gills of Montcalm.

A resident of Montcalm for over 50 years, Ethel was an active member of Montcalm Pentecostal Holiness Church and ladies auxiliary, the Eastern Star, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Black Rock Post.  She graduated from McComas High School and worked for the Crystal Company Store and the Neal's IGA Food Store in Montcalm, until retiring.  After the death of her beloved sister-in-law, Virginia (Jenny) Gills, Ethel relocated to Illinois to be close to her family.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Gray Carrico in 1993, her brother, Vanis (Penny) Gills, and sister-in-law, Virginia Gills.

She is survived by her brother, Ralph Gills and his wife Virginia of Florida; her daughters, Darlene Perkins (W.D. Perkins) and Patty Craven (Ralph Craven), of Illinois; and her grandchildren, Bill Perkins (Mary), Vicky Perkins Moxley (Joe Moxley), Greg Craven (Kay), and Debbie Craven; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Perkins Rampage, Billy Perkins, Stephanie Perkins Johnson, Amanda Moxley, Kristen Moxley, Jenny Craven, Rebecca Craven, and Justin Craven; and great great-grandchildren, Jayden Perkins and James Johnson Jr. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004 at the Craven-Shires Funeral Home of Bluewell with the Reverend Glennard Quesenberry officiating.  Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Princeton. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at Craven-Shires Funeral Home.

5.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued Post-em
Elmer G CARRICO 26 Aug 1912 30 Jun 1993 24737 (Montcalm, Mercer, WV) (none specified) 233-07-5869 WV No
Ethel L CARRICO 08 Aug 1913 25 Nov 2004 60425 (Glenwood, Cook, IL) 24737 (Montcalm, Mercer, WV) 234-40-8526 WV No

6.  Anon.  1946.  Young American Patriots:  The Youth of West Virginia in World War II.  National Publ. Co., Richmond, VA (onlne at Ancestry.com):
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CARICO, ELMER GRAY
EM 3/c, U.S. Navy.  Born Aug. 27, 1912.  Entered service Mar. 8, 1944, Bainbrdge, Md.; Pacific.  Attended Galax school, Va.  Baptist.  Son of Mrs. Laura Hartwell, Crystal, W. Va.  Husband of Mrs. Ethel Gills Carico, Lortons Lick, W. Va.
It's "Lorton Lick, " in Mercer Co., WV; Crystal is also in Mercer Co., WV.

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