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RUSSELL JARVIS

Russell Wayne Jarvis, 52, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at his home.

He was the son of the late Walter L. and Anna B. Tanner Jarvis.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Sniffin Jarvis; two sons, Jason Wayne Jarvis of Ft. Hood, Tex., and Ryan David Jarvis of Chloe; six brothers, Henry Lee Jarvis and Larry Jarvis, both of Nebo, Roscoe B. Jarvis of Creston, Ohio, Roger Jarvis, Marvin Jarvis and Ricky Jarvis, all of Chloe; and one sister, Virgie Crossley of Newark, Del.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Jennings Tanner and Ronald Allen Jarvis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Paul Parsons officiating.
Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.



HARLEY PYLES

Harley Edward Pyles, 64, of Glenville, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of Pearl Greenlief Pyles of Glenville and the late Raymond Pyles.

He was a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Betty Linger of Glenville and Alice Mackey of Weston; and five brothers, Ronnie Pyles of Weston, Robert D. Pyles of Cedarville, Ernest L. Pyles of Normantown and Francis D. Pyles and Gary W. Pyles, both of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Pyles.

Services were held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Normantown, with Rev. Roger Luzader officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.


JEFFREY KERBY

Jeffrey Mark Kerby, 16, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001.

He was the son of Timothy and Marjorie Engle Kerby.

He had two part-time jobs at Dairy Queen and Food Lion.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Jessica Dawn Kerby, and his paternal grandparents, Chuck and Joann Kerby of Mt. Zion.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rodney and Kits Engle.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery.

BURL JOHNSON

W. Burl “Mouse” Johnson, 77, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at his residence.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of the late Homer and Velma Burrows Johnson.

He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving as a frogman with the Underwater Demolition Team 11. He retired in 1985 after 39 years of service with Demuth Glass. He attended Cedar Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline McAtee Johnson; two sons, Roger D. Johnson of Parkersburg and H. Steven Johnson of Walker; one daughter, Linda Bush of Walker; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Neil Horner of Green Bank.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert Cornell and Rev. David Morgan officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown, with military rites by Williamstown American Legion Post 159.

RUSSELL MOLLOHAN

Russell Mollohan, 92, of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy, Ohio.

He was born in Nebo, the son of the late William and Myrtle Postalwaite Mollohan.

He was a retired laborer.

Surviving are one son, Ross Mollohan of Doylestown; four daughters, Helen Millhone of Tuppers Plains, Glenna Sanders of Reedsville, Wanda Wolf of Chester and Carol Vance of Baltimore, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon Mollohan of California and Jennings Mollohan of Coolville, Ohio; and two sisters, Violet Jones of Coolville and Vallie Wheeler of Ravina.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice, and one sister, Hattie Alltop.

Services were held in White Funeral Home, Coolville, with Robert Sanders and Harold Vance
officiating. Burial was in Tuppers Plains Christian Cemetery.

REV. RAYMOND EWING

Rev. Raymond O. Ewing, 81, of South Charleston, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at home.

He was retired from FMC Corp., South Charleston, with 44½ years service. He played football while attending Calhoun County High School and was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Universal Life Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Ewing; five daughters, Sherry Guerrero of North Carolina, Pam Jaymes of Michigan, Donna Wileman of Bomont, Lessa Ewing of Buffalo and Connie Anderson of St. Albans; one son, Jack Ewing of South Charleston; one half-brother, Junior Hundley of St. Albans; one half-sister, Georgie Harris of Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grand-children.

Services were held at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Rev. Tom Cochran and Rev. Carl McCallister officiating. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

HAZEL TAYLOR

Hazel Dorthea Snodgrass Taylor, 80, of Dunbar, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

She was a homemaker and a member of Roxalana Gospel Tabernacle. She attended Calhoun County High School and was a member of the Class of 1940.

Surviving are two sons, Jerrold A. Taylor of Dunbar and M. Stanley Taylor, Jr., of South Charleston; two daughters, Carolyn A. Muck of Hurricane and Barbara J. Lucas of Atchison, Kan.; one sister, Margaret Musso of La Canada, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Rev. Steven Lucas officiating.

Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

BARBARA BENNETT

Barbara Rosalea Bennett, 51, of Rosedale, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, as the result of an auto accident near Rosedale.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Lucy Marks of Orma and the late Curtis Marks.

She was a nursing assistant at Braxton County Memorial Hospital and attended the House of Prayer, Gassaway.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Larry R. Bennett; one daughter, Malinda Bailey of Poca; one son, Ernest R. Bennett of Rosedale; four brothers, Rev. Carl Marks of Arnoldsburg, Lester Marks of New London, N.C., Ray Marks of Smithville, Ohio, and
Ronzel Marks of Orma; four sisters, Kathleen Sohar of Creston, Ohio, Virginia Brady of Greenville, S.C., Wanda Lee McCumbers of Orma and Vicky Chastain of Millstone; and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Darrell, Basil and Delmar Marks.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

LIZZIE BECKETT

Lizzie Bell Beckett, 66, of Orma, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Kay Nicholas, with whom she made her home.

She was born in Nicholas County, the daughter of the late John and Dolly Smith Nutter.

She was a Baptist.

Surviving are five daughters, Kay Nicholas and Evelyn Beckett of Orma, Margaret Rush of Sand Ridge, Ruth Rhodes of Parkersburg and Barbara Taylor of Mt. Airy, N.C.; two sons, Virgil Beckett of Sand Ridge and Danny Beckett of Orma; three sisters, Patricia Nutter and Marie Bennett, both of Fayetteville, and Bell Wood of Virginia; two brothers, Amos and Gene Nutter of Beckwith; 16 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters, and two infant daughters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder George Rose officiating.
Burial was in Nicholas Cemetery, Orma.

VIRGIL SAMPSON

Virgil W. Sampson, 76, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William and Gravie Jackson Sampson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are four brothers, Elmer Sampson of Spencer and Russell, Harold and Robert Sampson, all of Arnoldsburg; three sisters, Stella Tanner and Mary Hill, both of Massillon, Ohio, and Loraine Stanley of Streetsboro, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

MARSHALL ALDRIDGE, JR.

Marshall David Aldridge, Jr., 35, of Johnsonville, S.C., died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at his residence as a result of a home fire.

He was born in Cumberland, Md., the son of Marshall David Aldridge, Sr., and Nancy Morris
Aldridge of Carpendale.

He was a graduate of Frankfort High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Wesleyan University, Central, S.C. He was a service manager for Horton Homes, Johnsonville,
and a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Evan Joseph Aldridge and Seth Logan Aldridge, both of Glenville; one step-daughter, Genna Louise Sears of Johnsonville; one brother, Brett Alan Aldridge of Furnace Acres; paternal grandfather, Marshall H. Aldridge of Springfield; one niece, Cassidy Aldridge; and numerous cousins.

Memorial service was conducted at Scarpelli Funeral Home, with Pastor David Hattenfield officiating. At Mr. Aldridge’s request, his body was cremated. Burial was in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

RAYANNA LANCASTER

Rayanna Louise Lancaster 27, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

She was the daughter of Homer R. and Barbara A. Snider Wilson of Big Springs.

She was a teacher and coordinator for family development of Head Start, and was working towards the completion of a master’s degree in elementary education. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and had been attending Cisco Community Church.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Chad E. Lancaster of Harrisville; three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle E. Wilson of Five Forks and Bryan K. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Homer R. Wilson II, all of Parkersburg; one brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. David L. Lancaster of Wirt County; and two nieces and three nephews, Kayla, Lucas and Soney Wilson, all of Five Forks, Brooke Lancaster of Wirt County and Kyle Wilson of North Carolina.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

CAROLYN BANFIELD

Carolyn Jane Wolfe Banfield, 58, of Nicut, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Samuel Richard and Glenna Gertrude Ward Wolfe.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Arnie Banfield of Chloe and Larry Banfield of Williamstown; one daughter, Kara Banfield of Kanawha City; four grandchildren, including Kylee Breanne Banfield of Chloe; and one brother, James “Jim” Richard Wolfe of Williamstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Lee Banfield, Sr.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

SELBY ‘JOE’ HALL

Selby “Joe” Hall, 65, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Elmira, the son of Hazel E. Kendall Hall of Barberton, Ohio, and the late David M. Hall.

He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and also retired from Montgomery Ward. He was a member of New Horizon and attended South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Stephanie M. Hall of Parkersburg; two sons, Brian Hall and Stephen Hall, both of Parkersburg; three daughters, Caroline Poling of Parkers-burg, Corine Stevens of Batesburg, S.C., and Margaret Lynch of Coolville, Ohio; three brothers, Jack of Hinckley, Ohio, James of Barberton and Jake of Steubenville, Ohio; four sisters, Wilma Fulks of Nicut, Betty Scott of Richmond, Ohio, Clara Hart of Griffen, Ga., and Linda Hall of Barberton; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry, Jonny and Junior.

Services were held at South Parkersburg Baptist Church, with Pastor Ed Rogers officiating, and military rites by American Legion Post 15.

OMAGENE TINGLER

Omagene Tingler, 73, of Dayton, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Wiley and Mallie Yoak Taylor.

She was a founding member of Moraine City First Church of God.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Glen Tingler; one son, Timothy of Dayton; two brothers, Wiley “Junior” Taylor of Grafton, Ohio, and Gaylord “Buzz” Taylor of Clearwater, Fla.; one sister, Deloris Marie Helton of Dayton; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Woodrow Taylor and Paul Taylor, and one sister, Oleta Martin.

Services were held at Moraine City First Church of God, with Pastor Russell Hayes officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville.

ZODA HATHAWAY

Zoda Hathaway, 90, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Shirden and Mary Elizabeth Miller Buck.

Surviving are one daughter, Annabelle Starcher of Grantsville; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Golden Hathaway, and six sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

IRENE NAYLOR

Irene E. Naylor, 72, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dewey and Elva Slider Naylor.

She was retired from Hanes Knitwear Co. and was a member of Reynolda Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Surviving are one daughter, Vickey Naylor Shelby of Clemens, N.C.; one brother, Lewis Naylor of Belpre, Ohio; one sister, Ollidene Hall of Arnoldsburg; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Dale Naylor and Eugene Kingsbury, and
one sister, Byrnadeen Naylor.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating.

DOLLIE JONES

Dollie Woneda Jones, 71, of Pennsboro, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Clarksburg.

She was born near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Oma Dawson Bell.

She was a homemaker and attended Apostolic Church, Harrisville.

Surviving are six sons, Jessie L., Ralph A. and Thurl W. Jones, all of Pennsboro, James O. Jones of St. Marys, Gail R. Jones of Mellin and Donald E. Jones of Grantsville; five daughters, Hazel M. Shepherd of Oak Hill, Martha Simmons and Brenda Jones, both of Pennsboro, Nancy Primm of Mahone and Wilma Keister of Greenwood; two brothers, Harold R. Bell of Big Springs and Russell Bell of Ravenna, Ohio; two sisters, Zelda Headley of Grantsville and Churl Lott of Ravenna; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie H. Jones; four brothers; five sisters; and two grandsons.

Services will be held at First Apostolic Church, Pennsboro, with Rev. Frank Simons officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.

EULA SINNETT

Eula M. Sinnett, 90, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Wilson and Virginia Stutler Arthur.

She was a retired secretary for Calhoun County Board of Education with 27 years of service. She was a member of Calhoun County Retired Teachers Association, member of the board of directors for Calhoun County Committee on Aging, former recorder for the Town of Grantsville, and member of First Baptist Church of Grantsville and Fell Kennedy Sunday School class.

Surviving are two sisters, Beulah Mace Kerby of Mt. Zion and Jenene Arthur of Grantsville; five nieces, Robin Wayne and Stephanie Wayne of Mt. Zion, Cynthia Shaffer and Sara Shaffer of Hartville, Ohio, and Elizabeth McKinley of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and three nephews, Jackie R. Arthur of North Carolina, Mike Arthur of Charleston and Lindell Arthur of Elyria, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Sinnett, and two brothers, Ralph and Ted Arthur.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

DENZEL BUTLER

Denzel Butler, 58, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Ohio.

Surviving are his mother, Ida Siers of Grantsville; his fiancee, Kathy Goble; two sons, Denny and Buddy; four daughters, Loreen, Doreen, Joyce and Carolyn; and 10 grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glenville McBride officiating. Burial was in Falls-Siers-Cottrell Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

LAURA CARPER

Laura Catherine Carper, 82, of Looneyville, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at CAMC General Division, Charleston.

She was born in Buchanan County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Emmons and Martha Rebecca Mitchell.

She was a quilter and a member of Mt. Pisgah Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are her husband of seven years, Floyd Monroe Carper; two daughters, Ann Davis of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Helen Offor of Nevada; one son, Jerry L. Haines of Lockney; two sisters, Effie of Georgia and Gladys of Florida; three brothers, Arch of Virginia, Bob of Georgia and Franklin D. of Florida; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and special friends, Margaurite and Larry Ratliff of St. Albans.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Myrtle, Liza, Tilda, Pinky, Millard and Mary.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. J. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

ERMA WAGONER

Erma Lynch Wagoner, 88, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Addie Anderson Lynch and granddaughter of the late George and Jemima Knotts Lynch and Elias and Margaret Sole Anderson.

She was a member of Stoney Point United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg; D.A.R., Marietta Chapter; and Edward Parrish Colonial Dames of XVII Century. She was a resident of Dunbar for 50 years and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Lois Curry of Vincent, Ohio; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Wagoner; and three brothers, Delbert, Edgar and Russell Lynch.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

DOLLIE WONEDA JONES

Dollie Woneda Jones, 71, of Pennsboro, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Clarksburg.

She was born near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Oma Dawson Bell.

She was a homemaker and had attended Apostolic Church, Harrisville.

Surviving are six sons, Jessie L. Jones, Ralph A. Jones and Thurl W. Jones, all of Pennsboro, James O. Jones of St. Marys, Gail R. Jones of Mellin and Donald E. Jones of Grantsville; five daughters, Hazel M. Shepherd of Oak Hill, Martha Simmons and Brenda Jones, both of Pennsboro, Nancy Primm of Mahone and Wilma Keister of Greenwood; two brothers, Harold R. Bell of Big Springs and Russell Bell of Ravenna, Ohio; two sisters, Zelda Headly of Grantsville and Churl Lott of Ravenna; 19 grand-children; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie H. Jones; four brothers; five sisters; and two grandsons.

Services were held at First Apostolic Church, Pennsboro, with Rev. Frank Simons officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.

IVA PEARL WEST

Iva Pearl West, 97, of Spencer, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Walton, the daughter of the late John and Roxie Walker Jones.

She was a homemaker and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Helen Young of Ravenswood and Mary Umstead of Grantsville; one brother, Romie “Dick” Clarence Jones of New Braunfels, Tex.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie S. West; one brother, John Gay Jones; and two sisters, Beulah Willman and Macil Samples.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Swearengin and Rev. Stanley Skeens officiating. Burial was in Rocky Branch Cemetery, Walton.

GEORGE ’BUD’ LONGFELLOW, JR.

George R. “Bud” Longfellow, Jr., 44, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Washington County, Ohio, the son of George R. Longfellow, Sr., of Clearwater, Fla., and Verla Longfellow of Chloe.

He was co-owner of Big Otter Mobile Homes, Big Otter.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Christina Ann Schoolcraft of Spencer; three sisters, Dorothy Deanne Pritt, Nina Yvonne Longfellow and Leisa Ann Longfellow, all of Chloe; one grandson, Jarrod Michael Schoolcraft of Spencer; and one step-son, Jeremy Burrows of Clay.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mark Gerwig officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

JEFFREY CARPENTER

Jeffrey D. Carpenter, 46, of Millstone, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Barberton, Ohio, the son of the late Roscoe and Madeline Maffet Carpenter.

He was a former employee of South Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing and Mayflower Vehicle Systems, founding member of Arnoldsburg Fire Dept., and member of U.A.W. Local 3399 of Charleston, E.M.S., and Bass-masters.

Surviving are two sons, Mitch Carpenter of Clarksburg and Roger Carpenter of Ripley; ex-wife, Geneva Carpenter of Millstone; and one grandson, Austen Carpenter.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Filliez and Janet McNamara.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Carter and Joe Phillips officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

ARLEN ROGERS

Arlen Rogers, 71, of Gassaway, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born at Arcola, Webster County, the son of the late Kenneth and Jane Rogers.

He was retired from Aluminum Smelting Corp., Painesville, Ohio.

Surviving are four sons, Arlen Rogers, Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio, Jim Rogers of Medina, Ohio, Keith Rogers of Brunswick, Ohio, and Ray Rogers of Burnsville; two daughters, Judy Rogers of Cleveland and Maxine Eschelbacher of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Norval Rogers of Painesville and Rome Rogers of Morgantown; four sisters, Mina Dobbins of Frametown, Betty Radabaugh and Ellen Burdette, both of Parkersburg, and Etta Radabaugh of Flatwoods; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter and three brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

CLOIE HOPKINS

Cloie Kirby Hopkins, 90, formerly of Nobe and Big Bend, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at The Willows.

She was born at Hur, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Seward Kirby.

She was a homemaker and member of Millstone Church of Christ and attended 36th Street Church of Christ, Vienna.

Surviving are two sons, Olin Hopkins of Houston, Del., and Leo Hopkins of Big Bend; two daughters, Bernadene Lott of Big Springs and Dianne Barr of Mineral Wells; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Lee Hopkins in 1955; one son, Donald Hopkins in 2000; one daughter, Irmajean Richards in 1990; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; three brothers; and five sisters.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Evangelist Tom D. Butterfield officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Calhoun County.

EUGENE VANCAMP

Eugene VanCamp, 74, of Charleston, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in CAMC, Memorial Division.

He was born at White Pine and was a 1944 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and owner of Capital Realty Co. He was a member of Charleston Moose Lodge 1144, holder of the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, member of Eagles Aerie 4412, BPOE 202, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite bodies, Beni Kedem Shrine, American Legion Post 15, VFW Post 1212 and DAV Post 6.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; three daughters, Sandra Bossie, Genia Facemyre and Pam Ray, all of Charleston; three brothers, Harlan of Harpers Ferry, Ronald of Glen Burnie, Md., and Richard of Thief River Falls, Minn.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 8129. A Pilgrim memorial service was held at the funeral home.

CHARLES ‘JACK’ BAILEY

Charles M. “Jack” Bailey, 73, of Oceana, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in a Beckley hospital.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Dave and Etta Clevenger Bailey.

He was a retired welder from H.N. Lawson Co., a member of Joseph Baptist Church, Lynco, and a resident of Wyoming County since 1968.

Surviving are his wife of 47½ years, Merle Conley Bailey, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Butler, and three half-brothers, Greeley Bailey, Criss Hall and Dutch Hall.

Services were held at Joseph Baptist Church, with Rev. Lundy Daniels and Rev. Tom Milam officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Chloe.

RITA CARTER RAMSEY

Rita Carter Ramsey, 51, of Rosedale, Gilmer County, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Orville and Edith King Carter.

She was a licensed practical nurse at Heartwood of Charleston and at Braxton County Health Care Center.

Surviving are one son, John Michael Carter of Rosedale; one daughter, Rachel Marie Singleton of Frametown; four sisters, Carolyn Jackson of Beverly, Ohio, Betty Carson of Buckhannon and Lois Carter and Janet Carter, both of Gassaway; and six brothers, Jim Carter and Jerry Carter, both of Grafton, Ohio, Donald and Richard Carter, both of Rosedale, Timmy Carter of Cleveland, Ohio, and Doug Carter of Clay.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services were held at Rosedale United Methodist Church, with Elder Mark Minney officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

CHARLES CLINTON ROGERS

Charles Clinton Rogers, 44, of Spencer, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, as a result of an accident.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Gilbert A. and Etta Copen Rogers.

He was employed by Spencer Veneering Co.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Rogers, Jr., of Huttonsville, Joshua Rogers of Spencer and Jeromy of Creston, Ohio; three brothers, Melton Ater of Nebo, Ray Rogers of Left Hand and Jerry Rogers of Wadsworth, Ohio; and four sisters, Anna Jean Mollohan of Nebo, Gertrude Workman of Rittman, Ohio, Janet Rogers of Sterling, Ohio, and Geneva Anderson of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Moore Fork Cemetery, Ivydale.

HELEN WHYTSELL

Helen L. Whytsell, 65, of Spencer, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Cecil and Nettie Bowers Hall.

She was retired from B.F. Goodrich Aerospace Co., Spencer, and attended Beech Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Charles R. Whytsell; one daughter, Cathy Bise of Spencer; three brothers, Darrell Hall of Parkersburg, Gene Hall of Spencer and Donald Hall of Arnoldsburg; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

BYRL MAY

Byrl May, 86, of Spencer, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Miletree Healthcare Center, Spencer.

He was born at Mud Fork, the son of the late Grover and Ellen West May.

He was a retired employee of Monarch Rubber Co., Spencer.

Surviving are three daughters, Phyllis Kasserman of Spencer, Jane Lupardus of Gandeeville and Vickie Blouir of Massillon, Ohio; four sons, Rick May of Arnoldsburg and Dick May, Garry May and Tim May, all of Spencer; one sister, Maxine Carte of Akron, Ohio; three brothers, Dallas “Dal” May and Ferrell May, both of Akron, and Brooks May of Byesville, Ohio; 21 grand-children; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae P. May, in 1992; one son, Jennings “Butch” May; three sisters, Emma Jean May, Gladys Carte and Macel Drake; and four brothers, Harley May, Seldon May, Chester May and Morgan May.

Services were held in Otto Advent Christian Church, Otto, with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery.

ROSA REEVES

Rosa Belle Headley Reeves, 73, of Laurel, Miss., died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Frank and Lorena Headley of Creston.

She was a member of Eastern Star, a former school teacher in Wirt County, and ran a taxi stand in Elizabeth in the 1950’s.

Surviving are her husband, Clyde Reeves; three step-children; six step-grandchildren; four sisters, Blanche Stutler and Bethel Stutler, both of Barberton, Ohio, Bessie Arthur of Creston and Vera White of Oklahoma; and two brothers, Bobbie Headley of Munday and Harold Headley of Marietta, Ohio.

Services were held at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Laurel. Burial was in Sharon Cemetery, Laurel.

GOLDIE HUSK

Goldie Husk, 87, of Ronceverte, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at Greenbrier Medical Center, Lewisburg.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Fred and Ona Sommerfield Funk.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Robert Husk of Ronceverte; two brothers, Howard and Fred Funk, both of Spencer; two grandsons, Steve Husk of Tanner and Larry Husk of Culloden; two great-grandsons, Dylon Michael Husk and Seth Husk; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Husk; two sons, Gary and Donald Husk; and three sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Cremo.

EDNA KATHLEEN WILSON

Edna Kathleen Wilson, 90, of Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Buckhannon.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Howard and Minnie Gainer Wilson.

Surviving are two sisters, Lynn Cooper of St. Albans and Neva Fallen of Buckhannon, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mable Mae Wilson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating. Burial was in Tanner Baptist Cemetery.

MISSOURI PEARL RICHARDS

Missouri Pearl Richards, 92, of Big Springs, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Maude Greathouse Norman.

She was a homemaker and a member of Big Springs United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Eldine Wilson of Parkersburg and Ernastine Lynch of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Dortha Gant of Barren Springs, Va., and Bernadine Braham of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Richards in 1988; one son, Clyde J. Richards; four sisters, Rosa Dell Jones, Sadie Hemmingway, Ola Sims and Maggie Richards; one brother, William Norman; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

MARGARET CUNNINGHAM

Margaret Ann Cunningham, 79, of Coolville, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Scott and Linda Postelwait Lowe.

She was an upholsterer for over 30 years working from her home.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Ralph E. Cunningham; one son, Larry Cunningham of Coolville; two daughters, Betty Lewis of Marietta and Kathy McAlarney of Whipple, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Enda Ball; four brothers, Waitman Lowe, Rev. Wilbert Lowe, Ivan Lowe and Shirley Scott Lowe; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Sweezy and Ivey Greathouse, and three brothers, Lovel Lowe, Luther Lowe and Charles Lowe.

Services were held at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Rev. Wilbert Lowe officiating. Burial was in Wright Family Cemetery, Calhoun County.

DR. NEIL LOTHES

Dr. Neil A. “Doc” Lothes, 77, of Montrose, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Elkins, the son of the late Edward Augustine Lothes and Mary Margaret “Mame” Scallon Lothes.

He was a graduate of Elkins High School, Shenandoah College of Virginia and University of Richmond School of Dentistry. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and a veteran of World War II and Korean War. He was a dentist in Elkins and Parsons for 39 years and was a farmer. He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Parsons, and Knights of Columbus Council 2010, Thomas.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Yvonne McCoy Lothes; seven daughters, Rebecca Sue Miller (and husband Arlis Miller) of Grantsville, Deborah Lee Scarberry of Montrose, Mary Regina Oldaker of Kerens, Patricia Von “Trish” Miller of Hagerstown, Md., Jennifer Lynn Hall and Cathy Louise Lothes, both of Charleston, and Teresa Elizabeth Weaver of Clarksburg; three sons, Edward Reeder Lothes of Parkersburg, Neil Joseph Lothes of St. Albans and George Anthony Lothes of Montrose; 32 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by one infant daughter, Ann Cecile, and four brothers, Charles E., Wilfred J., Harry and John Desmond Lothes.

Services were held at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church with Rev. Father Lino Ebejer as presider. Burial was in Lothes Family Cemetery, Lothes Family Farm, Montrose, where full military rites were conducted.

IDA DYE

Ida M. Tucker Dye, 97, of Windham, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late William and Lillian Tucker.

Surviving are one sister, Bertha Holcomb of Clanton, Al.; one foster granddaughter, Nancy Dye of Windham, Ohio, with whom Ida lived for the past 18 years; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one foster son, William Dye of Leavittsburg, Ohio; and several other foster grandchildren in Windham and Leavittsburg, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Dye in 1961; two sons, Edgar Dye in 1989 and Cecil Dye in 1930; one grandson, Ronald Dye in 1993; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Mt. Run Cemetery, Nicut.

DORA METHENEY

Dora F. Metheney, 86, of Grove City, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at United Community Hospital, Grove City.

She was born at Ivydale, the daughter of the late William E. and Rosie Eagle Butler.

Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Foust, Sandra Hinds and Sherry Adams Cannane, all of Grove City; four sons, Donald Metheney of Meadville, Pa., William Metheney and D. Jay Metheney, both of Grove City, and Richard Metheney of Plain Grove, Pa.; three sisters, Emeline Shaw of Clintonville, Pa., Maxine Anderson of Charleston and Betty Roberts of Beckley; one brother, Rev. Nathan Butler of Ivydale; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hance Albert Metheney in 1998, and one son, Larry Curtis Metheney.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Moore Fork Cemetery, Ivydale.

ROBERT PARSONS

Robert L. “Bobby” Parsons, 61, of Nebo, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

Surviving is his caregiver, Louise Boggs of Nebo.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating.
Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

DELMA KNOTTS

Delma Knotts, 93, of Walker, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late David and Mary Nottingham Hall.

She was a resident of Orma for many years and was a member of Elmira Baptist Church, Elmira.

Surviving are two daughters, Anna Lee Byers of Walker and Virginia Johnson of Tampa, Fla.; two grandsons, Gregory and Steven Johnson, both of Montgomery, Ala.; one great-grand-daughter, Julie Vineyard of Arnoldsburg; one great-great-granddaughter, Victoria Vineyard of Arnoldsburg; and four great-great-grandsons, Cole, Ross, Hayes and Zane Vineyard, all of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Knotts, and two granddaughters, Debbie
Hays and Vicky McKinley.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Charles Fisher and Elder Richard Westfall officiating. Burial was in Knotts Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

DOLAN GODFREY

Dolan A. Godfrey, 74, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at his home.

He was the son of the late Layman and Mary Katherine Smith Godfrey.

He was a World War II veteran, retired from Calhoun General Hospital, and a member of Snyder Chapel Community Church.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Madeline June Sampson Godfrey; two daughters, Diana Nicholas of Ripley and Donna Cain of Grantsville; one son, Richard Godfrey of Ohio; two brothers, Donald Godfrey and Layman Godfrey, both of Grantsville; one sister, Wanda Kelley of Grantsville; six grandchildren, Laura Kerby of Spencer, John Paul Godfrey of Ohio, and Christopher Nicholas, Christa Godfrey, Amy Cain and James Dean Cain, all of Grantsville; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford and Paul Godfrey, and two sisters, Gladys Hopkins and Delta Hayhurst.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Farley Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

GLADENE HICKMAN

Gladene “Midge” Hickman, 78, of Marietta, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 3, 2001, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Perry County, Ohio. She moved to Grantsville in 1939 and graduated from Calhoun County High School with the Class of 1942. She was a member of Marietta Baptist Church for over 50 years and was a former Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, William B. Hickman; three daughters, Nancy Short of Columbus, Ohio, and Ruth Stockwell and Patricia Pierce, both of Morgantown; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harrold Dietrich of Columbus.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Marietta, with Rev. Gary Stowasser and Rev. Clifford Nuss officiating. Burial was in Valley Cemetery.

ROBERT REICHARD

Robert A. Reichard, 39, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Mar. 1, 2001, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Maryland and was a 1980 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran with 15 years of service and a truck driver. He attended First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Lisa Moore Reichard; one daughter, Krista Reichard, and one son, Benjamin Reichard, both at home; his mother, Gladys M. (Bucky) Ryan of Spencer; three brothers, Clifford Reichard of Newton, Randy Reichard of Pageland, S.C., and Donald Reichard of Spencer; and one sister, Kimberly Reynolds Reichard of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Vicky Reichard.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

NORMA COLLINS

Norma B. Collins, 83, of Stumptown, died Thursday, Mar. 1, 2001, in Ohio Valley Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Wade and Jessie Linger Blackshire.

She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are one daughter, Darlene Yoak of Parkersburg; two sons, Gerald B. Collins of Chloe and Tony B. Collins of Stumptown; one sister, Oscea Vanhorn of Weirton; one brother, Earl Blackshire of Scott Depot; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Harold Collins, in 1992.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jim Yoak officiating.

Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

FORREST BROWN KIRBY

Forrest Brown Kirby, 85, of Joker, died Saturday, Mar. 3, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late R.E. and Mary A. Adams Kirby.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served with Company C of the 355th Engineers. He was an assistant scout master with Boy Scout Troop 39 of Grantsville, a member of Brooksville Baptist Church, Big Bend, and retired from Hardman’s Supply Co.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Opal Mae Parrill Kirby; one son, Richard Kirby and wife Karen of Mt. Zion; one grandson, Matthew Kirby of Mt. Zion; three brothers, Cleo Kirby of Parkersburg, Victor Kirby of Spencer and Wilbert Kirby of Joker; and one sister, Eula Nelson of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Boyd Kirby and Delbert Kirby.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Joker Cemetery.

NELLIE COOPER

Nellie Cooper, 97, of Annamoriah, died Sunday, Mar. 4, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Sally Wright Basnett.

Surviving are three grandsons, George Cooper of Annamoriah, Gary Cooper of Portland, Ohio, and Jerry Cooper of Parkersburg; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Cooper and Daniel Cooper, both of Annamoriah, and Chrisie Cooper and Gary Lee Cooper, both of Portland, Ohio; and one sister, Mary Wolverton of Big Bend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Cooper; one son, Clarence Cooper; and six brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Snider Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah.

ROBERT LEE KERBY

Robert Lee Kerby, 79, of Salem, died Friday, Mar. 2, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Henrietta, Calhoun County, the son of the late John Lee and Biddie A. Wright Kerby.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Class of 1940, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired purchasing agent for Consolidated Gas Supply Corp. He was a song leader, teacher and deacon in Vermont Baptist Church, Sedalia, member and past Master of Salem Lodge No. 84, AF&AM, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, with membership in Wheeling and Clarksburg bodies, and member of Adoniram Chapter No. 11, R.A. AAONOMS, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis J. (Jackie) Kerby; one son, Robert Lee (Chip) Kerby II of Salem; three daughters, Debbie Myers of New Martinsville, Barbara (Bobbie) Kerby of Durham,
N.C., and Saren Swentzel of West Union; two sisters, Flara Gherke and Bertha Webster, both of Grantsville; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Simon, Allie and Hagan, and two sisters, Almeda Stump and Goldie Ball.

Services were held at Vermont Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Merritt officiating. Burial was in K. of P. Cemetery, Salem, with Masonic graveside rites.

HAROLD JENSEN

Harold L. Jensen, 82, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Mar. 5, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Ginter, Pa., the son of the late Kristian S. and Mary Peterson Jensen.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired as plant manager from Valley Camp Coal Co., Shrewsbury, W.Va., in 1985. While a resident of Carmichaels, Pa., he served as a Sunday School teacher at Green Valley Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are one son, Hanley Jensen of Spencer and daughter-in-law and caregiver, Debora A. Jensen, with whom he made his home; five grandchildren, Tod H. Jensen, Kristian S. Jensen, Chad Erik Jensen, Beth Ann Jensen and Sherry Lake Jensen; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Lake Adams Jensen, in 1991; two sons, Harold Leroy Jensen and Alan L. Jensen; and four brothers, Britton Jensen, Walter L. Jensen, Loraine E. Jensen and Carl E. Jensen.

Services were held at Yoskovich Funeral Home, Carmichaels, with Rev. Harold O. Kelley officiating. Burial was in Greene County Memorial Park.

ADITH HUBER

Adith Elladean Ella Huber, 84, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Mar. 9, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Guy and Dora Gainer Freed.

She was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church. She retired at the age of 79 as head of the Children’s Nursery at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Juliana streets. She previously worked at American Viscose and at Freed’s Grocery that her father owned and operated.

Surviving are three daughters, Nancy Carol Null of Upper Tract, Dora Lee Place of Leander, Tex., and Regina P. Matthewson of Belpre, Ohio; three grandsons; one great-grandson; and one brother, I. Dearman Freed of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Ernest Huber, in 1968; one brother, Guy
Edward Freed; and three sisters, Avis Durham, Ellie Eberhardt and Aveldean Kaltenecker.
Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Bill Angel and Rev. Frank Plybon officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

SHIRLEY HOSEY

Shirley M. Hosey, 92, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Mar. 11, 2001, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Charles F. and Etta Jane Ferrell Hosey.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the invasion of Normandy. He was retired from the maintenance department of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Betty Edwards of Elyria, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Bertha Hosey of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Hosey; two sisters, Retta Heiney and Ruth Wilson Prunty; and five brothers, Romeo Hosey, Harry Hosey, Harley Hosey, Wade Hosey and Hale Hosey.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Casey Stinespring and Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Betts Cemetery.

GEORGE POE McCARTNEY

George Poe McCartney, 85, of Dry Branch, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at home.

He was retired from Carbon Fuel Coal Co. and was a member and deacon of Dry Branch Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda Osborne of Dry Branch, Freda England of Columbus, Ohio, and Deena Riddle of Clendenin; one son, Ray McCartney of Solon, Ohio; two sisters, Eda Sparks of Ohio and Freda Bellamy of Florida; two brothers, Rood McCartney of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Rex McCartney of Grantsville; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, with Rev. Forrest Cooper officiating.

Burial was in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

SPENCER JENNINGS MAY

Spencer Jennings May, 57, of Spencer, died Friday, Mar. 16, 2001, at home.

He was born at Ward, the son of Elva B. Starcher May of Spencer and the late Ronel J. May.

He was a machinist and mobile home dealer.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Janet May of Vail, Col., and Denise Key of Bloomington, Ind.; four brothers, Orville E., Roy A., and Leonard K. May, all of Spencer, and Gary C. May of Arnoldsburg; and one sister, Doris Ann Hudkins of Belpre, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Linda C. May; paternal grandparents, Wilbur S. and Edna May; and maternal grandparents, Orville W. Starcher and Ota Northrup.

The body was donated to Human Gift Registry, Morgantown.

THELMA COTTRELL

Thelma Conley Cottrell, 90, of Morgantown, formerly of Chloe, died Friday, Mar. 16, 2001, at Sundale Nursing Home, Morgantown.

She was born in Calhoun County, graduated from Glenville State College and received a master’s degree at West Virginia University. She was a retired elementary school teacher in Calhoun and Clay counties with 30 years of service. She was a member of WVU Alumni Association and Rebecca Lodge, Minnora.

Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Berdeal Conley of Morgantown; three granddaughters, Laura Conley Rinehart of Charleston, Linda Corrado of Milford, Del., and Lisa Conley of Nitro; and one niece, Freda Ware of Port Clinton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Delmar Conley; second husband, Walter Cottrell; and one son, William F. Conley.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

ADA HOSEY

Ada R. Hosey, 78, of Big Bend, died Friday, Mar. 16, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County and was a former owner of Grantsville Cab Co. and River Street Carry Out. She was a consultant for Fashion Wagon.

Surviving are one son, Wilbert Reynolds of Big Bend; three sisters, Evelyn Tingler of Grantsville, Vonetta Rees of Brookpark, Ohio, and Irene Byrd of Plantersville, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hosey; one daughter, Melissa Jones; one sister, Dolly Coe; and two brothers, James and Eugene Freed.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Betts Cemetery.

JAMES CLEVENGER

James L. Clevenger, 82, of Doylestown, Ohio, died Monday, Mar. 12, 2001, in Doylestown Health Care Center.

He was born in Webster County, the son of the late John W. and Mandy Katherine Schrader Clevenger.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the North African, Sicilian, Northern France and Germany campaigns. He was retired from General Motors Corp., Parma, Ohio, with 33 years of service. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and Doylestown Post of American Legion.

Surviving are one daughter, Zelma Abraham of Doylestown; one grandson, Nicholas Abraham of Doylestown; one sister, Nora Clevenger of Baltimore, Md.; and one brother, Junior Clevenger of Webster Springs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Clevenger.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

CRYSTAL SIZEMORE

Crystal Lynn Sizemore, 24, of Gandeeville, died Friday, Mar. 16, 2001, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Montgomery, the daughter of Hobert Junior Adkins of Gandeeville and Mary June Ramsey Adkins of Clay County.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her step-mother, Shirley M. Adkins of Gandeeville; her husband, Oscar Sizemore of Lizemores; one sister, Sharon Lee Adkins of Denver, Col.; three step-sisters, Heather D. Little of Sand Ridge, Carol Sue Starcher of Procious and Martha Kay Canterbury of Indore; and one step-brother, Junior Wayne Adkins of Elkview.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Donald D. Dawson officiating. Graveside service was held in Sizemore Cemetery, Lizemores, with Rev. Naaman H. Moore officiating.

MARGIE ALVIS

Margie Alvis, 69, of Spencer, died Sunday, Mar. 18, 2001, at home.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Sheridan and Julie Runnion Greathouse.

She was a homemaker, former employee of Kellwood Co., and member of Gospel Truth Church, Spencer.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Darrell Alvis of Spencer; three sons, Delbert, Gary and Rev. David Alvis, all of Spencer; three daughters, Sharon Bevel and Teresa Casto, both of Spencer, and Sherry Whytsell of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Ora Merrill of North Carolina and Ella Mae Batten of Spencer; one brother, Harold Greathouse of Walton; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter and 15 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Clover.

BARBARA COZZENS

Barbara K. Cozzens, 61, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 17, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Denver Kerby and Edith Greenleaf Riffle.

She had worked for Belpre Cleaners and attended Porterfield Baptist Church. She was a 44- year member of Ben Fortney Rebekah Lodge #694 and associate member of Glenville Rebekah Lodge #104. She was an advisor of Belle Prairie Theta Rho Girls Club #64, president of Ohio Rebekah Assembly from 1995-1996, representative to International Association of Rebekah Assemblies in 1995, and honor guard of International Association of Rebekah Assemblies in 1996. She was a member of Daughters of America Chester Council #323, Chester, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Cozzens; two sons, Scott Cozzens of Vincent and Jeff Cozzens of Parkersburg; six grand-daughters; aunt and uncle, EE and Al of Glenville, who raised her; one sister, Beverly Trovinger of Belpre; one brother, Myron “Pete” Riffle of Belpre; uncle, George Belnap of Cedarville; two nephews; and several nieces.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Craig Cozzens.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Mark Eaton officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Belpre.

EUDAH REED

Eudah M. Reed, 88, of Spencer, died Monday, Mar. 19, 2001, in Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late David and Esta Bowers Clowser.

She was a former teacher’s aide and a member of Grantsville Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are one brother, Burton Clowser of Looneyville, and two sisters, Violet Sigler of Akron, Ohio, and Grace Mullens of Cleveland, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Reed; two brothers, Adam and Harlan Reed; three sisters, Bulah, Daisy and Roseanna; and one half-sister, Goldie Carpenter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Schwender Cemetery, Spencer.

RUFUS HONAKER

Rufus B. Honaker, 63, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Mar. 19, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Pike County, Ky., the son of the late Raymon and Oma Damron Honaker.

He was a shop foreman for Houchin Construction Co., Arnoldsburg, and was a member of Arnoldsburg United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg Volunteer Fire Dept., and VFW Post #5959.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Honaker; one son and daughter-in-law, Rufus B. and Sheri Honaker, Jr., of Mt. Zion; one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Ann and David Self of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Teddy Honaker of Pikeville, Ky., and Randal Honaker of Nashville, Tenn.; four sisters, Odera Compton of Pikeville, Ella Gowin of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Ruby Poole of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Connie Damron of Circleville, Ohio; eight grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Honaker.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Loren Price officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

CHARLES STROUP, JR.

Charles T. Stroup, Jr., 72, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Mar. 18, 2001, at the home of his daughter, Teresa L. Diez of Dillsburg, Pa.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Charles T. and Adest Wamsley Stroup, Sr.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and as a retired firefighter and paramedic for Akron City Fire Dept. He was a member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion, where he served as lay speaker and member of the order of Gideons.

Surviving are his wife, Melva L. Blatt Stroup; two sons, Charles V. Stroup of Akron and Theodore T. Stroup of Hinesville, Ga.; two daughters, Rebecca S. Szydlowski of Wilbraham, Mass., and Teresa L. Diez of Dillsburg; three sisters, Helen L. White of Akron, Ann J. Harbison of Holt, Mich., and Della M. Sutherland of Englewood, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.

A celebration of his life was held at Mt. Olive U.M. Church with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. There was no viewing or visitation.

ADA ATKINSON

Ada Ellen Atkinson, 95, of South Charleston, died Thursday, Mar. 22, 2001.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James and Bertha Holbert.

She married Rev. Richard A. Atkinson in Parkersburg on Sept. 28, 1931, and shared in her husband’s ministry in the W. Va. Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

HARLEY MOORE

Harley H. Moore, 95, of Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg, died Saturday, Mar. 24, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Sam S. and Arthelia Cooper Moore.

He retired as a plumber from Nelson Plumbing after 44 years of service. He was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Thelma E. Paugh Moore; one daughter, Shirley Valentine of Parkersburg; two grandsons; two great-grandsons; and two half-brothers, Carl Moore of Parkersburg and Samuel Moore of Belleville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Curran.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Norman Butler officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

VOLLIE COTTRELL

Vollie G. Cottrell, 84, of Washington, W.Va., died Saturday, Mar. 24, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born in Big Otter, the son of the late Harvey and Mary Jarvis Cottrell.

He retired from Ohio Dept. of Transportation in 1977 after 20 years of service. He was a member of Jefferson Baptist Temple.

Surviving are one son, Larry Cottrell of Orma; two daughters, Barbara Travis of Washington and Geneva Lucas of Kingman, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jesse Cottrell of Ontario, Ohio; one sister, Artie Mayes of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Delbert, Doy and Harvey Cottrell, and four sisters, Dorothy Deel, Gaye Brannon Ida Kurtzman and Oma Cottrell.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Bill Angel officiating. Burial was in Cottrell Cemetery, Okey, with a graveside committal service.

ROBERT SNIDER

Robert K. “Bob” Snider, M.D., 60, of Billings, Montana, died Monday, Mar. 12, 2001, while on vacation with his family.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of William Dale Snider and Edna Richards Snider, and moved to Coolidge, Ariz., at the age of 14.

He attended University of Arizona and graduated from UCLA medical school with a doctor of medicine degree. He did his medical surgical internship and began an orthopedic residency in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served in Vietnam for a year as a member of MVAC team 22 and also served in the Army Reserve from 1968-71.

The family moved to Billings in 1972 and he began an orthopedic practice. He retired in 1997. He performed with his band, The Mid-Life Chryslers.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; three children, Kristin, Erika and Jon; two grandchildren; half-brother, Todd Snider of Arizona; cousins, Terry Harris of Grantsville, Bill Richards, Dick Richards and Vivian Richards; and an aunt, Ila Grey Snider of Pleasant Hill.

Services were held at Mayflower Congregational Church, Billings. (Information from the Billings Gazette.)

ROY MOLLOHAN

Roy O. Mollohan, 89, of Floe, Clay County, died Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Lee and Dora Sears Mollohan.

He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three sons, Billy Mollohan of Groves Creek and Buddy Mollohan and Bobby Mollohan, both of Floe; one sister, Gae Rogers of Nebo; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Mollohan, and one daughter, Betty Johnson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Hubert Sears officiating. Burial was in Sears Cemetery, Nebo.

DOROTHY BROWN

Dorothy E. Brown, 83, of Lockney, died Monday, Mar. 26, 2001, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

She was born at Shock, the daughter of the late William Hubert and Sarah Bell Meadows May.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Nora Nicholas of Lockney and Hazel McCumbers of Rosedale; three step-sons, Butch Brown, Robert Brown and Kenneth Brown, all of Massillon, Ohio; three step-daughters, Shirley Barnhart, Linda Bennett and Thelma Martin, all of Massillon, Ohio; one sister, Iva Miller of Letter Gap; 11 grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Charles O. Hopkins, Fred Wiant and William Walter Brown; one daughter, Ninia Jean Wornica; one step-daughter, Hazel Geibel; and one brother, Russell May.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Richard Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Turner Cemetery, Lockney.

JOHN WILLIAM FALLS

John William Falls, 72, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Mar. 29, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late George and Bertha May Falls.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He operated the veteran’s van in Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Lona Cottrell Falls; one daughter, Sheila Butler of Grantsville; two sons, Duane Falls of Windsor, N.Y., and John Norman of Orma; three sisters, Rosie Hicks and Millie Bishop, both of Arnoldsburg, and Lilly Butler of Minnora; two brothers, Arnold Ray Falls of Arnoldsburg and Hurman Falls of Grantsville; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Everette, Thurman and Holbert Falls; one half-brother, Ira Jarvis; one sister, Orva Wayne; and one half-sister, Lula Keaton.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora.

GRAY (BUD) KELLEY

Gray (Bud) Kelley, 70, of Grantsville, died Friday, Mar. 30, 2001, in Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Thomas and Faye Hickman Kelley.

He was retired from the U.S. Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Lee Kelley, and one half-brother, Billy Ferrell of Akron, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Kathryn Riox, and three half-sisters, Edna Propst, Mildred Bell and Ethel Ferrell.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

REV. RAY HARRIS

Rev. Ray N. Harris, 76, of Parkersburg Road, Spencer, died Friday, Mar. 30, 2001, in Roane General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Rev. C.D. and Glada Ritchie Harris.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, earned a bachelor’s degree at Glenville State College, a master’s degree at West Virginia University, and did graduate work at Marshall University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired as assistant superintendent of Calhoun County Schools following 40 years in public education as a teacher, counselor, and administrator.

He served many years in the ministry in Lewis, Boone, Gilmer, Braxton, Roane and Calhoun counties. He was a member of National Education Association, W.Va. Education Association, and Calhoun County Teacher’s Association. He was active in AARP, Cancer Coalition, Miletree Auxiliary, VFW, and the Democratic Party.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Helen Carpenter Harris; one son, Douglas R. Harris of Spencer; one brother, William D. Harris of Grantsville; two sisters, Oleta Heiney of Ravenna, Ohio, and Juanita Waggoner of Deerfield, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Leota Leggett of Carter, Ky.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Powell officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, with military graveside rites.

EULA SNIDER

Eula M. Snider, 73, of Boaz, died Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dallas and Retta Ash Nutter.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Everett F. Snider; one son, Randy E. Snider; two grandsons; one brother; and one sister.

There were no visitation or services. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

AMY LOUISE BOYCE

Amy Louise Boyce, 84, of New Milton, died Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Nobe, the daughter of the late Ira Leonard and Eva Burse Church.

She was a homemaker and a member of Union Mission Church, New Milton.

Surviving are one daughter, Euna Engstrom of New Milton; two sons, Zenith D. (Dale) Boyce of West Union and Leonard T. (Tom) Boyce of New Milton; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grand-children; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward Dewey Boyce, in 1993; one son, Donzel G. (Don) Boyce; one sister; and three brothers.

Services were held at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, with Rev. Clifford Shaw officiating. Burial was in Union Mission Cemetery, New Milton.

HOMER HATHAWAY

Homer Hathaway, 84, died Saturday, Mar. 31, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Sida H. and Matilda Summers Hathaway.

He retired as a truck driver from Helms Express after 27½ years of service. Following retirement, he worked for his son at Superior Toyota, Parkersburg. He was a member of Teamsters Local 175 and was an active member of First Church of the Nazarene where he was a Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine Hathaway; one son, Tom Hathaway of Parkersburg; one daughter, Janet Snook of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was the last surviving and youngest of 15 children, including eight brothers and six sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Keith Hostutler officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

GENEVA LOCKHART

Geneva Deweese Whytsell Lockhart, 63, of Cutler, died Saturday, Mar. 31, 2001, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Herman and Effie Nellie Connolly Deweese.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, Charles R. Lockhart of Cutler; one daughter, Carol L. Tolliver of Long Bottom, Ohio; two sons, Harry E. Whytsell II of Medina, Ohio, and Robert D. Whytsell of Cutler; one step-son, Lewis Lockhart of Elyria, Ohio; one brother, Orville J. Deweese of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Garnett Cline of Versailles, Ind.; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Whytsell; three brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Steven Reed officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

FLORENCE RICHARDSON

Florence M. Richardson, 76, of Cox’s Mills, died Sunday, Apr. 1, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Kanawha County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Trula Ethel Washington Raines.

She attended and taught Sunday School at Leading Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, John and Michael Richardson, both of Spencer, and Larry Richardson of Forest Grove, Ore.; two daughters, Marion Utt of Fairmont and Carol Staats ofWalton; one brother, Thomas Raines of Ceredo-Kenova; two sisters, Minnie Schoolcraft of Sophia and Kathryn Drennen of North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John L. Richardson, and one brother, Robert Raines.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Waitman Sandy and Rev.Jeffrey Jett officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

DWIGHT TANNER

Dwight M. Tanner, 48, of Chloe, died Sunday, Apr. 1, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William Andrew and Vena Jarvis Tanner.

Surviving are six brothers, Richard Austin Tanner of Ripley, Shirley Homer Tanner of Mt. Zion, William Preston Tanner of Nebo, Alton Franklin Tanner of Chloe, Gregory Carroll Tanner of Rittman, Ohio, and Jeffrey Lee Tanner of Marshallville, Ohio; and six sisters,Helen Ruth McCune of Chloe, Donnie Jean Moore of Reedy, Zelma May Long of Ivydale, Patricia Sue Armstead of Rittman, Martha Ellen Ball of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Hope Renah Holiday of Marshallville.

Graveside services were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Don Dawson officiating.

GEORGE WALDO McGILL

George Waldo McGill, 90, of Big Springs, died Monday, Apr. 2, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Benjamin F. and Rilda F. Crites McGill.

He worked for the Dept. of Highways and worked in the oil fields for more than 50 years. He was a member of Hardman Chapel Church and was a trustee for Hardman Chapel Cemetery. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Dessie V. Modesitt McGill; one daughter, Lorraine Long of Harrisville; and two grandchildren, Lorin and Lori Long.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earsel McGill and Hobert Lee McGill, and three sisters, Anna Gill, Artie Newbrough and Janie Ferrell.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with burial in Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

ROSA QUEEN

Rosa Margurite Queen, 83, of Sand Fork, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Mt. Liberty Cemetery, Tanner.

HOY VINEYARD

Hoy M. Vineyard, 78, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Apr. 6, 2001, at the home of a friend.

He was born at Vineyard Ridge, Roane County, the son of the late Wade and Fanny Sarver Vineyard.

He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of General Electric, Washington, and a former employee of Monsanto, Nitro, and was a farmer and cattleman.

Surviving are two step-sons, Tommy V. Carper of Big Bend and Randall K. Carper of Sugarland, Tex.; special friend and companion, Nell Marie Graham of Spencer; two brothers, Ross and Ralph, both of Vineyard Ridge; two sisters, Opal of Vineyard Ridge and Gail of Maryland; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Carper Vineyard; one daughter, Ellen Vineyard Drake; and three brothers, Robert, Virgil and Earl.

To honor his request, there were no services or visitation. His remains were cremated.

LOREN STUMP

Loren G. Stump, 84, of Spencer, died Monday, Apr. 2, 2001, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Farris and Hallie Stump.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a former employee of Morris Oil and Gas Co.

Surviving are five daughters, Sharon Norman, Joyce Miller and Vickie Carpenter, all of Spencer, Charlene Wagoner of Gauley Bridge and Jewell Bastardo of New Jersey; four sons, Glen Stump of Glenville, Steve Stump of Tennessee, Dwayne Stump of Spencer and Clifford Stump of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Leon Stump of Beaver Falls, Pa.; three sisters, Ella Elliott and Arlena Hicks, both of Arnoldsburg, and Leta Boatright of Grantsville; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine B. Stump; two sons, Gene Stump and Billy Stump; and one daughter, Nadine Shaffer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Clayton Stump Cemetery, Stumptown.

IVA BOGGS

Iva P. Boggs, 77, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Malie and Isa Smith Carpenter.

She was a retired dietician for Spencer State Hospital and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Spencer.

Surviving are two sisters, Ella Carpenter of Baker and Marion Woods of Arnoldsburg, and caregivers, her nephew and niece, Mike and Lisa Carpenter of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Boggs; four brothers, Rex, Gay, Arlen and Leonard Carpenter; and four sisters, Eleanor Carpenter, Oleta Carpenter, Samantha Jarvis and Millie Hoover.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Bowen officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery, Orma.

EULA HOUCHIN HALL KERNS

Eula Houchin Hall Kerns, 87, of Orma, died Thursday, Apr. 5, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Leatherbark, the daughter of the late Grover and Stella Matheney Houchin.

She operated a service station-store in Spencer with her late husband, Doy Hall, for many years, worked for Kellwood Co., Spencer, and was a homemaker. She attended Beech United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Delcord Kerns; three sons, Donzil R. Hall of St. Paris, Ohio, Paul E. Hall of Alliance, Ohio, and Darius W. Hall of Wooster, Ohio; three daughters, Laura McAskill of Santa Ana, Calif., Nina R. Hall of Long Beach, Calif., and Norma Pearman of American Fork, Utah; four sisters, Opal Jett and Bernice Laughlin, both of Arnoldsburg, Madge McKown of Beech and Marie McKown of Doylestown, Ohio; two brothers, Clyde Houchin and Grover Houchin, Jr., both of Arnoldsburg; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Doy Hall; one brother, Forrest Houchin; and one sister, Ruth Simmons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney and Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in Road Run Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

TERRY STEVE McCUNE

Terry Steve McCune, 42, of Orrville, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 5, 2001, in Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born in Meigs County, Ohio, the son of Ralph and Ocie McCune of Middleport, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Dick McCune of Orrville, Ohio, and Kenneth McCune of Orma; and three sisters, Rita Lower of Smithville, Ohio, Vee Johns of Orrville and Sharon Warner of Pomeroy, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

CLAUDETTE NAYLOR

Claudette “Claudia” Vincent Naylor, 63, of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, Mar. 30, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of Lauckport United Methodist Church and its Women’s Circle, and worked for Bobier TV in the hospital and as a cashier at Wal-Mart.\

Surviving are her husband, Lewis “Lew” A. Naylor; two sons, Ronald Dale Naylor of Union City, Tenn., and Stephen Lewis Naylor of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; two step-grand-children; three sisters, Imogene Sims of Parkersburg, Janet “Jan” Brookover of Vienna and Karen Jarvis of Gerrardstown; and two sisters-in-law, Ollidene Hall of Arnoldsburg and Edna Kingsbury of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Phillip and Richard Vincent.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Roy Knight officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery.

ETHEL COPEN

Ethel B. Copen, 82, of Chestnut Run, Wirt County, died Friday, Apr. 6, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Walter L. Smith and Mary Smith Rupert.

She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle and Wirt County Senior Citizens.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Hayes Copen and Lloyd Copen, both of Elizabeth; four daughters, Mary Enoch of Elizabeth, Betty Winans of Newark, Gladys Fordyce of Mineral Wells and Peggy Hendrickson of Fairbanks, Alaska; two brothers, Basil Smith of Stillwater, Ohio, and Dale Smith of Dotha, Ala.; two sisters, Eula Reynolds of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Rita Smith of Stillwater; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grand-children, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Burton Copen, in 1995; one son, Robert Copen; two daughters, Mable Copen and Carolyn Copen; one sister, Ester Cunningham; six brothers, Homer, Okey, Oaoatha, Denver, Walter and Hays Smith; two half-brothers, Lovell Smith and Ernest Smith; two half-sisters, Glady Cain and Ruth Perkins; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Owl Hill United Methodist Church, Chestnut Run, with Rev. Tim Hopkins officiating. Burial was in Owl Hill Cemetery.

DAVID FRANK MARSHALL

David Frank Marshall, 79, of Huntington, died Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2001, in St. Marys Hospital.

He was a TV engineer with WSAZ and WMUL.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine Farrar Marshall; one son, David Marshall of Merritt Island, Fla.; one daughter, Cheryl Green of Cincinnati, Ohio; and one sister, Jeannette Stump of Stumptown.

Services were held at Henson Mortuary. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Garden.

WILLODENE CUNNINGHAM

Willodene Summers Cunningham, 76, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Apr. 1, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Robert E. Lee and Nancy Coon Summers.

She was retired from B.F. Goodrich Co. and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion.

Surviving are her husband, Lester Cunningham; five daughters, Helen Johnson of Grantsville, Bonnie Johnson of Arnoldsburg, Jeani Whipkey of Mt. Zion, Betty Deuley of Grantsville and Charlotte Lawson of Gassaway; two sons, Chester Cunningham of Crossville, Tenn., and Christopher Cunningham of Bancroft; one step-son, Marvin Stemple of Arnoldsburg; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Forrest Stemple, in 1950; one daughter, Leona Deuley, in 1999; one sister; and three brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Stemple Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

DONALD PITTS

Donald M. Pitts, 79, of Grantsville, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Tyler County, the son of the late Lorenza G. and Orpha Doak Pitts.

He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Corp. and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Pitts; one son, Donald Pitts of Grantsville; one daughter, Robin Hannah of Parkersburg; one brother, Jack Pitts of Grantsville; two sisters, Orpha Lee Blackmer of Florida and Margurite Dykeman of Virginia; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Pitts.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church, with ministers Mike Worf and C.W. McDonald officiating. Burial was in Freeman Cemetery, Crystal Lake, West Union.

KENNETH SIERS

Kenneth E. Siers, 63, of Chloe, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Leon and Freda DeWeese Siers.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from the maintenance department of Calhoun County Board of Education. He was a member of Minnora IOOF Lodge #246 and was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Siers; three brothers, Donald Ray Siers and Tom Siers, both of Statesville, N.C., and Rector Siers of Belpre, Ohio; seven sisters, Mae Grimm of Vienna, Mavis Hoover of Parkersburg, Gladys Moss and Annalee Walker, both of Statesville, Betty Junk of Eustace, Fla., Penny McCune and Ruth Cottrell of Orrville, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery, Minnora.

MILTON CAIN

Milton Cain, 94, of Big Bend, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2001, at Sunbridge of Parkersburg.

He was born in Tyler County, the son of the late Sylvester and Rebecca Swiger Cain.

He was in the natural gas and oil production field and a cattleman. He was a member of Hardman Chapel Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Leota Wease of Elkview and Violet M. Williams and Nancy E. Craddock, both of Big Bend; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge Cain; one son, Milton Cain, Jr.; five brothers; and six sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ron Swiney officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

WILLIAM BURNS

William B. Burns, 78, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2001, in Colorado Springs.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late A.G. and Nora Bower Burns.

He attended Ohio University and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a pilot.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Burns; three daughters, Penny Norris of Alabama, Tracey Beirise of North Carolina and Ginger Burns of Florida; five step-sons, Todd Gabriel of California, Mark and Michael Gabriel, both of Colorado, Joe Gabriel of Ohio and Patrick Gabriel of Florida; one sister, Mary Lee Elliott of Greensburg, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

CALLIE HOWARD

Callie Howard, 100, of Apopka, Fla., formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2001, in Apopka.

She was born at Freed, the daughter of the late P.W. and Emma J. Snider Collins.

She was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, George Howard of Clarmont, Fla., and Carl Thomas Howard of Pompton Plains, N.J.; two daughters, Grace Stalnaker of Marietta, Ohio, and Eloise Bower of Daytona Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Howard, in 1976; four brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

LEAH STURM

Leah C. Sturm, 81, died Friday, Apr. 13, 2001, at Pleasant View Health Care, Barberton, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Homer and Maude Lynch.

She was a resident of Barberton for 60 years and retired from Polsky’s after 12 years of service. She was a member of Louisa Chapel Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one son, Greg of Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Nina Mendenhall and Helen Blanchfield, both of Barberton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Holden.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home with Pastor Eloy Pacheco officiating. Burial was in St. Jacobs Cemetery, Hartville, Ohio.

ARNOLD SIERS

Arnold Blake Siers, 77, of Orma, died Friday, Apr. 13, 2001, in Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George and Myrtle Hass Siers.

He was a timberman and head sawyer.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Helena Booher Siers; two daughters, Maria Butler and Mary Nicholas, both of Orrville, Ohio; three sons, Dennie Siers of Chloe and Albert Siers and Ralph Siers, both of Orrville; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Creed Siers of Spencer and George Siers of Pennsylvania; two half-brothers, Audie Minney of Orrville and C.A. Minney of Orma; and one half-sister, Darlie Schoolcraft of Dalton, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

WILDA JUNE WHYTSELL

Wilda June Whytsell, 77, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Apr. 20, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Ray O. and Margie Jane Williams Blosser.

 She was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich with 19 years of service and was a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband, Victor E. Whytsell; two daughters, Marilyn Sue Kerby of Smyrna, Tenn., and Vicki Walters of Cottageville; one son, Philip Whytsell of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Juanita Slider of Ripley; four grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Mace.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Allen Smith and Rev. D.L.
Kirby officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

AVIS WRIGHT

Avis G. Wright, 87, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 21, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Wade H. and Hannah Frame Wright.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart after being wounded in action in France. He was retired from Ohio Edison Corp. with 21 years of service and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Wava Ruth Wright; one son, Stephen Wright of Freemont, Ohio; two brothers, Guy Wright of Ripley and Don Wright of Louisiana; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

FRANKLIN CARTER

Franklin Dewayne Carter, 44, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2001, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of Ben and Peggy Casto Carter of Arnoldsburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Kevin R. Carter of Hickory, N.C., and six sisters, Donna Jean Krantz and Brenda Clute, both of Spencer, Vicky Dye and Lisa Wigal, both of Hickory, Pamela Baxter of Florida and Teresa McClain of Maryland.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in Hardway Cemetery, Elmira.

BERNARD RAY

Edward Bernard Ray, 73, of Smithville, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Theodore and Rhoda Campbell Ray.

At the age of 12, he won the Akron Marble Championship. He was a U.S. Marine with service during the Korean War and worked as an electronic technician for the U.S. government in Monmouth, N.J., before retirement. He was a member of VFW Post 5959, Grantsville, W.Va. Farm Bureau, Calhoun County Singers and Smithville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Joan Young Ray; three sons, Theodore E. Ray of Barnegat, N.J., Michael P. Ray of Parkersburg and Timothy R. Ray of Shreveport, La.; one brother, Paul Ray of Bridgeton, N.J.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Forest Ray, and one sister, Wanda Barker.

Services were held at Smithville Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Mullen officiating. Burial was in Westfall Cemetery.

DELBERT BUNNER, SR.

Delbert R. Bunner, Sr., 55, of Brohard, died Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2001, at his residence.

He was the son of the late John and Magdalene Haney Bunner.

He had been owner and operator of Bunner’s Garage, Brohard, since 1972 and was a former well tender for Richter Lease and a construction worker. He was a member of Bell Chapel United Methodist Church and Grantsville Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Marilyn Bunner; one daughter, Deborah Hartshorn of Mt.
Zion; three sons, Christopher Bunner of Columbus, Ohio, and Delbert Ray Bunner, Jr., and Jonathan G. Bunner, both of Brohard; two brothers, Ralph Bunner of Brohard and Howard Bunner of Newton Falls, Ohio; three sisters, Opal Lewinberger of Barberton, Ohio, Florence Haute of Doylestown, Ohio, and Mary Barton of Palestine; one aunt, Mable Stevens of Munday; seven grandchildren; and four step-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Bunner, in 1965.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating.
Burial was in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday.

BOYD STARCHER

Boyd D. Starcher, 78, of Seth, died Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Albert and Della Gibson Starcher.

He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co., and was a member of Knights of Pythias Lodge, Cremo, and was a Methodist.

Surviving are two brothers, Bobby Starcher of Mt. Zion and Bruce Starcher of Madison.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Berthel and Bethel Starcher, and one sister, Mildred Atkinson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harold Duskey officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

ELIZABETH KEFFER

Elizabeth N. Keffer, 77, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late James A. and Emma Webb Keffer.

She worked at Ohio Valley Nursing Home for 10 years as a nurse’s aide and was a member of Epling Baptist Church, Roane County.

Surviving are one daughter, Karen Richards of Marathon, Fla.; one son, James M. Keffer of Vienna; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Esther Parsons of Mt. Zion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Keffer, and several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Joe Law officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Roane County.

MARVA BARKER

Marva Lucille Welsh Barker of Grantsville died Sunday, Apr. 15, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Broomstick, the daughter of the late William Clarence “Pa” Welsh and Leola Nell “Nin” Whipkey Welsh.

She was of the opinion that age was irrelevant.

She was a owner of the former Top of the Hill Tavern, near Grantsville, was employed as a waitress at Rainbow Restaurant and 3-D Restaurant and as a bartender at Tanner Creek Bar and Grantsville VFW Post 5959. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5959.

Surviving are one son, Billy “Biff” Barker of Grantsville; four brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Guy F. Boggs, Sr., of Five Forks and Frank and Kate Barker, Harry D. and Vergie Barker and Francis Lucille and Junior Bauers, all of Smithville; one niece, Myra West of Parkersburg; two nephews, Guy F. Boggs, Jr., of Vienna and Douglas A. Boggs of Five Forks; four great-nieces, Amber and Brianna Boggs of Vienna, Misty Boggs of Huntington and Kayla Boggs of Grantsville; and two great-nephews, Nathan Boggs of Vienna and Kirk Stump of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Barker, in 1981, and one sister, Leona Dell Welsh Boggs.

Catholic memorial services were held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Pleasant Hill.

LARRY STARCHER

Larry L. Starcher, 49, of Streetsboro, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Charlie (Chuck) and Evelyn Greathouse Starcher and grandson of the late Hanson and Sarah Starcher of Cremo.

He had worked as a painter for Baker McMillen Co.

Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Linda Ann Starcher; one daughter, Nicole Marie Starcher of Streetsboro; one brother, Gary Lee Starcher of Munroe Falls, Ohio; one sister, Cindy Fritz of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was conducted at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, Cuyahoga Falls.

HARLEY JONES

Harley C. Jones, 87, of Leading Creek, died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2001, at his residence.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late John and Samantha Mae Kerby Jones Eagle.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945. He was retired from Ford Motor Co., Cleveland, Ohio, and was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Rhoda B. Richards Jones; two sons and daughters-in-law, Darl and Carol Jones of Statesville, N.C., and Russell and Vicki Jones of Big Springs; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Douglas Taylor and Betty and Eddie Jenkins, all of Big Bend, and Wanda and Keith Dye of Midland, N.C.; one step-son and wife, Don and Lula Welch of Macon, Ga.; one step-daughter and husband, Carol and Thomas Ritchie of Macon; two brothers, Lee Jones of Big Bend and Willard Jones of Corning, Calif.; three sisters, Alice Richards and Mary Jones, both of Big Bend, and Alma Lanham of Grantsville; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one step-son, William F. (Bill) Welch, and one granddaughter, Debra Taylor Fowler.

Services were held at Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

VIRGIE DUSKEY

Virgie Duskey, 80, of Cremo, died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William H. and Lula Adams Slider.

She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville, and former cook at
Rowles Run Elementary School. She was a member of Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are two sons, Boyd Franklin Duskey of Canton, Ohio, and Jerry Lee Duskey of Elizabeth; two daughters, Virginia Whytsell of Arnoldsburg and Beverly Ann Carpenter of Cremo; one sister, Harriett Sturm of Mt. Zion; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd (Jim) Duskey.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Cremo.

WANDA WOLFE

Wanda E. Doty Wolfe, 69, of St. Marys, died Friday, Apr. 27, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Point Lookout, Pleasants County, the daughter of the late Pearly M. and Anna Mae Eddy Doty. She was a member of Willow Island Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Joseph R. Wolfe; five daughters, Debra Jo Childers of St. Marys, Janet Sue Williams of Grafton, Brenda Kay Fox of Coral Springs, Fla., Sandra Lynn Garis of Summerville, S.C., and Faye Lyvone Barnhart of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren, including Amanda and Clayton Barnhart of Grantsville; two
great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Bowen of New Martinsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one infant son; five brothers, Russell, Arthur, Wilbert, John and Harley M. Wolfe; and four sisters, Goldie Minear, Clara Littleton, Mamie Doty and Loretta Doty.

Services were held at Willow Island Baptist Church, with Pastor Dana Locke and Pastor Ron Branch officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

JOHN DALE FERGUSON

John Dale Ferguson, 68, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Apr. 22, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital.

He was the son of Jack and Ernestine Ferguson of Grantsville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a retired State policeman and safety director for Mountain Trucking. He was also the owner of J.D. Hauling and worked as an investigator. He was a Christian and a member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, and Scottish Rite.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Gloria Ferguson; one daughter, Tammy Canterbury of Hurricane; one son, John K. Ferguson of Hurricane; two sisters, Virginia Ice of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Betty Salisbury of St. Albans; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery, with graveside rites by Eureka Lodge No. 40.

PERRY ‘Junior NICHOLS

Perry J. “Junior” Nichols, 72, of Spencer, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001.

He was the son of the late Perry B. and Vena Wagoner Nichols. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War, a house painter and a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Nichols; five daughters, Violet and Norma, both of Spencer, Jewell of Ripley, and Lisa and Jodie; four sons, Slade, John, Bill and Aaron, all of Spencer; one sister, Ruth; and one brother, Oral.

Private family graveside service was held at Blessed Hope Cemetery, near Spencer.

MAUDE PARSONS

Maude S. Parsons, 92, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Hilltop Center, Hilltop.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Pierce and Nettie King Arnold.

Surviving are one daughter, Wilma J. Webb of Fayetteville; two sons, Gordon and William Parsons, both of California; one brother, James Arnold of Parkersburg; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vere Parsons, and two daughters, Inez Parsons and Evon Hawkins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Nicut.

OLIS WILSON

Olis D. Wilson, 75, of Kentucky, died Monday, Apr. 23, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Everett and Mae Whipkey Wilson. He was a retired command sergeant major in the U.S. Army, where he served in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Elfriede Lehmann Wilson; one son, Mike Wilson of Winchester, Ky.; two daughters, Nancy Blackmon of Florida and Loretta Miller of Diamond, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Rube of Columbus, Ohio, Lena of Windham, Ohio, and Imogene of Newton Falls, Ohio.

Services were held at Central Baptist Church with Dr. Art Beasley and Rev. Dennis Wainright officiating. Burial was in Winchester Cemetery with full military services.

VIRGIL SLIDER

Virgil Slider, 80, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late T.H. and Oneida Husk Slider. He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, and Mt. Olive Church, Hur.

Surviving are four sons, Lewis Slider and Thomas Slider, both of Mt. Zion, Charles Slider of Elkview and Stephen Slider of North Carolina; one daughter, Twila Montgomery of Mt. Zion; two step-sons, Calvin Wood of Florida and Robert Wood of Normantown; six step-daughters, Brenda Brown and Jackie Shimer, both of Grantsville, Debbie Wood of Spencer, Carol Greenlief of Glenville, Tammy Rader of Creston and Sharon Wallbrown of Sissonville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 13 step-grand-children; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Maze Slider; his second wife, Ruth Wood Slider; one brother, Helma Slider; and two sisters, Wilma Becker and Lilliam Dacchille.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Slider Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

ETTA MACIL COTTRELL

Etta Macil Cottrell, 69, of Shock, Gilmer County, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Claude and Clara Cottrell Rogers.

She was a member of Frozen Run Baptist Church, near Shock, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Russell Cottrell; four sons, Calvin Cottrell of Parkersburg, Troy Cottrell of Shock, Bobby Cottrell of Stumptown and Randall Cottrell of Spencer; five sisters, Glenna Thomas, Shirley Collins and Erma Collins, all of Virginia, Pauline George of Tennessee and Maxine McCumbers of Nicut; five brothers, Jim Rogers of Grantsville, Virgil Rogers of North Carolina, Robert Rogers and Bacil Rogers, both of Ohio, and Nelson Rogers of Shock; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter; two sisters; and one brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial was in Cottrell Cemetery, Frozen Run, near Nicut.

FREDERICK DAVID FUNK, JR.

Frederick David Funk, Jr., 73, of Spencer, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Pittsburgh Veterans Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Frederick David Funk, Sr., and Ona Mae Sommerville Funk. He was a seven year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a technician, mechanic and oil field worker. He was a member of Gandee Chapel Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Twila Deane Hicks Funk; four daughters, Pam Blosser and Treva Schreckengost, both of Spencer, and Debbie Westfall and Goldie Mae Westfall, both of Gandeeville; four sons, Ricky Funk of Big Otter, Bryan Frederick Funk of Spencer, Timothy Allen Funk of Clendenin and Daniel Funk of Clay County; one brother, Howard Funk of Spencer; 12 grand-children; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six sisters and one grandchild.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Homer Hensley officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery, near Spencer.

NELLIE GODFREY

Nellie Godfrey, 78, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Mary Ann Bell Kerby.

Surviving are one daughter, Wilma Godfrey of Grantsville; two sons, Pete Faye Godfrey of Grantsville and Roy Lee Godfrey of Mt. Zion; one brother, Bernard Kerby of Grantsville; and one sister, Maude Sampson of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Bobby, Junior and Doland Godfrey; two sisters, Delila Sampson and Olphia Taylor; and three brothers, Joe, William and Roscoe Kerby.

The body was cremated.

HOMER TUCKER

Homer Tucker, 83, of Sand Ridge, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ed and Susan Gay Nicholas Tucker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a farmer, timberman and oil field worker.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Schartiger Tucker; two sons, Donald Tucker of Tanner and Ronald Tucker of Smithville, Ohio; two daughters, Lola Jean Butler of Orrville, Ohio, and Opal Harris of Grantsville; three brothers, Euell Tucker of Arnoldsburg, and Paul and Ottis Tucker, both of Brewster, Ohio; two sisters, Pearl Shock of Brewster and Ruby McCumbers of Palestine; 10 grand-children; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

RUBY ROBINSON

Ruby Grace Robinson, 94, of Vienna, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Henry and Rena Greathouse Duncan.

She was a member of Vienna Baptist Church for over 50 years and active with Win-A-Couple Sunday School class. She held two offices in the Women’s Mission Society, organized Mariam Morning Circle, and served as one of the first deaconesses. She had been a den mother for Cub Scouts.

Surviving are one son, Emett L. Robinson of Vienna; one brother, Roy Duncan of California; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Robinson, in 1979; one son, Kenneth E. Robinson, in 1971; and one sister, Tressie Richards, in 1990.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Nathan Williams officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

EVELYN KIRBY

Evelyn L. Stump Thomas Kirby, 84, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Alvin and Maude Cooper Stump. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Hembree of Wadsworth, Ohio; one step-daughter, Lena Grubbs of Madison, Ala.; one step-son, David Kirby of Charleston; two sisters, Mame Lowe and Emma Brumbaugh, both of Akron, Ohio; one step-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Winfield Thomas, in 1970; her second husband, Roy Kirby, in 1978; four brothers, Charles, Alvin, Russell and Leon Stump; one sister, Grace Cleavenger; one half-sister, Pauline Mace; and one step-daughter, Lydia Evelyn Thomas.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert H. Nicholas, Pastor Allen Stump and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Broomstick Cemetery, Five Forks.

BRANTY WESTFALL

Branty Westfall, 88, of Ivydale, Clay County, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Clay County and was a retired coal miner, a Christian, and a former CCC member.

Surviving are his wife, Inez Westfall; two sons, Edsel Westfall of Maysel and Wayne Westfall of Nitro; one sister, Maysel Igo of Duck; seven grandchildren; and five great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Westfall.

Services were held at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in McGlaughlin Cemetery, Ivydale.

LALAH KNOTTS

Lalah A. Knotts, 97, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at her home.

She was born at Stewarts Creek, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Maury and Minnie Gerwig Keith.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Charles Knotts of Avon Lake, Ohio, James Knotts of Elyria, Ohio, Holt Knotts of Tennessee and Clyde Knotts of Arnoldsburg; four daughters, Maxine Foutty of Alaska, Emmagene Burcal of Arnoldsburg, Earlene Moore of Tampa, Fla., and Kathleen Traywick of Northville, Mich.; one brother, Lowell Keith of Dearborn, Mich.; three sisters, Marjorie Rhodes of Vienna, Va., Isabel Arnold of Elizabeth and Oleta Tomey of Tanner; and 21 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Knotts; one daughter, Arlene Dobbins; one son, Dale Knotts; two brothers, Harry and Taylor Keith; and one sister, Maple Hopson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Knotts Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

MONA FOWLER

Mona Ball Fowler, 93, of Grantsville, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Waitman and Dora Propst Ball. She was a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Fowler, and one brother, Holly Ball.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

HAZEL SNYDER

Hazel L. Snyder, 95, of Glenville, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Ravenswood Village, Ravenswood.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Walter and Tina Dean Townsend.

Surviving are one daughter, Wauldine Snyder of Glenville; four grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Snyder; two daughters, Kathleen Lydick and Annabell Snyder; and one son, Paul Eugene Snyder.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, Glenville.

RICHARD BOWER

Richard Douglas “Johnny” Bower, 57, of Canton, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Forest C. and Opal Jane Williams Bower. He was a graduate of Ripley High School.

Surviving are five brothers, Forest C. “Bud” Bower of Grafton, Ohio, Kenneth Bower of Cleveland, Ohio, and Marvin “Buck” Bower, Jessie Bower and Mitchell Bower, all of Evans; seven sisters, Sharon Harden and Phyllis Lewis, both of Louisville, Ohio, Gloria King and Beverly King, both of Evans, Janet Clark of Cottageville, Shirley Lieving of Grove City, Ohio, and Roberta Sue Prouty of Johnstown, Ohio; eight nephews; 11 nieces; and 18 great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Wayne Bower.

Services were held at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Rev. Orville Walker officiating. Burial was in Creston Cemetery, Evans.

ERMA CRADDOCK

Erma B. Craddock, 84, of Elder Care, Ripley, formerly of Millstone, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Elder Care.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Ola Newell Wood.

Surviving are two sons, Ron Craddock of Millstone and Lewis Craddock of Mt. Zion; twosisters, Arlona Brannon of Parkersburg and Marge Morrow of Seal Beach, Calif.; three brothers, Hays Wood of Conneaut, Ohio, Frank Wood of North Bend, Wash., and Ken Wood of Palestine; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Craddock, and three brothers, Faye, Paige and Ray Wood.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

AUDRA CURTISS

Audra Erma Curtiss, 81, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lona Wears and Emma Wilson Wears.

She was retired from St. Joseph Hospital after 29 years as a nursing assistant. She had attended Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Obert Curtiss; six sons, Carl Curtiss, Ronald Curtiss and Melvin Curtiss, all of Parkersburg, Noble Curtiss of Massillon, Ohio, Patrick Curtiss of Mineral Wells and Frank Curtiss of Hannibal, Ohio; one daughter, Diania Wells of Parkersburg; one brother, Everett Wears of Port Clinton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Bill Angel officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

JOAN DAVIS

Joan D. Davis, 52, of Canton, Ohio, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Beulah McCoy. She had resided in Canton for 25 years.

Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Grover Houchin of Minnora and Julia and Roy Boatright of Norton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Davis; one brother, Donald McCoy; and one sister, Bonnie Sturm.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Snyder Cemetery, Creston.

GLADYS WHIPKEY

Gladys Whipkey, 91, of White Pine, died Monday, May 21, 2001, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at White Pine, the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Della Grimm Kelley.

She was a long-time member of Cherry Fork United Brethren Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Edna Carroll Whipkey and Mary L. Nichols, both of Grantsville; two sons, Rev. Kenneth Whipkey of Smithville and Francis D. Whipkey of Belpre, Ohio; one brother, Donald Kelley of Grantsville; three sisters, Genevieve Ward, Geraldine Kelley and Jean Miller, all of Grantsville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Whipkey, Sr., and two brothers, Virgil Kelley and Blendon Kelley; and one sister, Caroline Barr.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Kight Cemetery, Cherry Fork.

ROBERT HASLEY, SR.

Robert Eugene Hasley, Sr., 59, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Marietta, the son of Pauline Roe Hasley and the late George Wilson Radcliffe.

e was a welder for Dravo Corp. and a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 168, Marietta. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 24 years, Nell Smith Hasley; one son, Robert E. Hasley, Jr., of Tyler, Tex.; two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Bryan of Marietta and Kristina Louise Smather of Murray City, Ohio; one step-son, James Gainer II of Elkview; one step-daughter, Shellie Jean Gainer of Big Sur, Calif.; one half-sister, Nancy Lauderman of Marietta; one sister, Susie Belleville of Marietta; his mother and father-in-law, Edith and Herb Smith of Grantsville; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father who adopted him, Ercel Hasley, and three step-brothers.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas and Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

RAMON MOYERS

Ramon Gardiner Moyers, 64, of Perkins, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Scott, Braxton County, the son of the late Byron D. and Ruth Burns Moyers.

He was a farmer, mail carrier, and employee of Gilmer County Board of Education. He was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church and Gilmer County Farm Bureau.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Joan Moyers of Perkins; two sons, Adam Moyers of Perkins and Clifton Moyers of Daniels; one daughter, Misty Rexroad of Troy; one grandchild, Abbygale Rexroad; two brothers, Brooks Moyers of Flatwoods and Melville Moyers of Normantown; and four sisters, Joy Bourn of Rosedale, Dixie Moyers of Perkins, Sharon Moyers of Reedy and Barbara Eubank of Jane Lew.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Scott and Harlan Lee Moyers.

Services were held at Rosedale Baptist Church with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

ANNA JEAN MOLLOHAN

Anna Jean Tanner Mollohan, 68, of Nebo, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

She was the daughter of the late Ella Copen Rogers. She was a homemaker and a member of Nebo Baptist Church, Nebo.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda L. Nichols and Terry Groves, both of Nebo, and Norma J. Vanburen of Frametown; three brothers, Melton Ater of Nebo and Ray Rogers and Troy Rogers, both of Newton; three sisters, Gertrude Cottrell and Janet Rogers, both of Rittman, Ohio, and Geneva Anderson of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

ROSIE LEE KENDALL

Rosie Lee Richards Kendall, 88, of Calhoun County, died Friday, May 25, 2001, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Merritt Richards. She was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, CEOS, and Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association.

Surviving are two children, Irene Conrad of Stumptown and Dewayne Kendall of Barberton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Barbara Parnell of Griffin, Ga., Janet Heiney of Grantsville, Rick Kendall of Alliance, Ohio, and Ron Kendall of Norton, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren, April Tyree of Cocoa, Fla., Andrea Tyree of Mt. Lookout, Keith and Jessica Heiney of Grantsville, Mark Kendall of Alliance and Ronnie and Travis Kendall of Norton; best friend, Mary Kendall Fowler of Stumptown; two sisters, Florence Wilson of Grantsville and Della Deuley of Walker; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Merle Bowers of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hamilton Keith Kendall; two brothers, Tracy and Troy Richards; one son-in-law, Pete Conrad; and one granddaughter, Helen Marie Conrad.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

LELAH MAE LEE

Lelah Mae Lee, 62, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was the daughter of the late Andy and Etta Francis Barr Husk. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Gregory P. Lee of Grantsville; one daughter, Janet Collins of Grantsville; one sister, Eloise Stemple of Spencer; one brother, Leonard Husk of East Liverpool, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

BERNARD PERKINS

Bernard B. Perkins, 75, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Nicut, the son of the late Clarence and Zell Newell Perkins. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and retired from CSX Railroad as a conductor.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Mather of Washington and Elizabeth Ann Miller of Parkersburg; three sons, John, Wade and Tom Perkins, all of Parkersburg; one brother, Clair Perkins of Central; two sisters, Jacqueline Cowan of Massillon, Ohio, and Elinor Gilmore of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Tustin Perkins, whom he married in 1948; and one son, Randall Perkins.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Stergel Vincent and Rev. Mark Houser officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.

CLARA COTTRILL

Clara Belle Spencer Cottrill, 82, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clem and Coria B. Smith Spencer.

She was a homemaker and a member of Edgelawn United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Chester R. Cottrill, Sr., of Parkersburg; one son, Larry Cottrill of Parkersburg; one brother, Harley Spencer of Parkersburg; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Chester R. Cottrill II; one brother, Cecil Spencer; and one sister, Esther Woodford.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Danny McVey officiating.

VELMA BLANCH KERBY


Velma Blanch Kerby, 88, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Care Haven Nursing Home, Belmont.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Slaithiel Charles Carpenter and Scottie Viola Smith Carpenter. She was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur.

Surviving are one daughter, Mildred Ruth Hall of Hartville, Ohio; one son, Millard Gene Kerby of Pennsboro; two sisters, Ermal Starcher of Northfield, Ohio, and Mildred Denning of Belle-ville, Mich.; five half-sisters, Eloise Nichols, Barbara Nichols, Bessie Merrill, Daisy Yoak and Linda Kincaid; one half-brother, Victor Leon Carpenter of Bartow, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orval; one son, Donald Ray; one daughter, Helen
Marie; two sisters, Elma Conley and Geraldine Carpenter; one brother, Harry Glen Carpenter; step-mother, Audra Carpenter; two half-brothers, Gene and Kenny; and two half-sisters, Diane and Carolyn.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hur.

CHARLES WORTHINGTON

Charles “Charlie” Worthington, 51, formerly of Morehead City, N.C., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Creston.

He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Adams Creek, N.C., and served in the National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Worthington; one daughter, Dawn Michelle Worthington of New Bern, N.C.; two sons, Charles Worthington, Jr., of Morehead City and Lee Edward Worthington of Melbourne, Fla.; his mother, Eva Adams Gillikin of Adams Creek; two step-sons, Rick Boatright and Jason Boatright, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Eva Marie Lawrence and Mary Ann Deaber, both of Adams Creek; one brother, Claude Gillikin of Morehead City; and one grandson, Cole Boatright.

Services were held at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

BETTY RUTH WALKER

Betty Ruth Walker, 72, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Rome A. and Grace M. Cross Board. She attended Victory Baptist Church and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Johnny Jones of Grantsville, and two brothers, Bruce and Walter Board, both of Elyria, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Junior, Victor and Denver Board, and three sisters, Valley Stutler, Fleetice Starcher and Bonnie Mollohan.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf and D.L. Kerby
officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Cremo.

TRESSIE MCCOY

Tressie I. McCoy, 68, of Nicut, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Weldon and Nora Jane Sampson Dickey. She was employed by Kellwood Co., Spencer, for 11 years.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Mylinda and Randy Jones of Nicut; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gilford and Wafelien McCoy of Nicut and Daniel and Rhonda McCoy of Chloe; one sister, Mable King of Orma; and six grandchildren, Jeremy Lane, Brittney McCoy, Brandon McCoy, Cody McCoy, Dakota Jones, and Selena McCoy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford McCoy; three brothers, Herbert, Willy and Ray Dickey; and one half-sister, Ona McCumbers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Big Run Cemetery, Nicut.

LESTER SIDWELL

Lester P. Sidwell, 73, of Little Kanawha Estates, Newark, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at his residence.

He was born at Munday, the son of the late William Z. and Mandy Bell Shuman Sidwell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a mason and block layer with over 30 years of
service.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Gloria Wyer Sidwell; four daughters, Sheila Brannon of Grantsville, Linda Shinol of Warren, Ohio, and Lisa Cottrell and Cathy Sidwell, both of Elizabeth; three brothers, Donald Sidwell of Parkersburg, Fred Sidwell of Clarksburg and Frank Sidwell of Elizabeth; four sisters, Pauline Gillespie of Parkersburg, Della Cummings of Cleveland, Ohio, Glady Carpenter of Cairo and Jane Owens of Canton, Ohio; two special nephews, Robert Sidwell of Parkersburg and Glendin Sidwell of Virginia; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rena Richards Sidwell, in 1965; three brothers, Harley, Gurvis and Emory Sidwell; and three sisters, Minnie Baileys, Lena Jones and Effie Sidwell.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial was in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday, with military honors provided by representatives
of the U.S. Army.

EDITH SAMPSON

Edith Sampson, 76, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Selby Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Daniel and Idel Wagner Roach. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Chapel Church, Coolville, Ohio, where she was a Sunday
School teacher.

Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Sampson; two grand-children; and one great-granddaughter, all of Marietta.

Services were held at White-Moquin Funeral Home, Coolville, with Rev. Wilbur Lowe officiating. Burial was in Decatur Cemetery, Little Hocking.

IDA PEARL CRADDOCK

Ida Pearl Craddock, 96, of Leroy, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood.

She was born at Milo, the daughter of the late George and Esther Starcher Griffin. She was a grandmother at Arnoldsburg Elementary School and attended Southern Baptist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are two sons, Donald Craddock of Leroy and Thurl Craddock of Medina, Ohio; two brothers, Ferrell Griffin of Parkersburg and Lawrence Griffin of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe L. Craddock, in 1974; three sisters, Eula Nicholson, Lizzie Griffin and Myrtle Griffin; and three brothers, Clarence Griffin, Lora Griffin and Rex Griffin.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. McClellan Nicholson of Blanchester, Ohio, officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

VIOLA COGAR

Viola Gay Starcher Cogar, 95, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Claria, Daniels Run, the daughter of the late Thomas Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Smith Starcher. She was a homemaker and quilt maker and served as a foster grandmother at Arnoldsburg Elementary School.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Cogar; three sisters, Stella F. Craig, Leona M. Anderson and Minnie L. Starcher; and seven brothers, Charlie W., Allen B., Fred A., Carl C., Roy F., and infant twin brothers, Vianis and Vitalis Starcher.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Blaine Cook officiating. Burial
was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

ELIZABETH SHAFFER

Elizabeth Jane Shaffer, 61, of Walker, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Georgia Kelley Plant.

She had been employed for 19 years at Ohio Valley Health Care Center as a certified nursing assistant. She was a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, Archie Shaffer; children, Michael Shaffer and Shelley Shaffer, both of Davisville, and Mitchell Shaffer and Laura Lynn Shaffer, both of Walker; three grandchildren; three brothers, Roy L. Plant of Parkersburg and Robert Plant and James Plant, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Sharon Chadock of Cambridge, Ohio, and Carolyn Shaffer of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Staul and Dorotha Siers.

Services were held at Sunset Memory Gardens, Chapel of Peace Mausoleum, with Evangelist Brian Jones officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

NANCY "PEGGY" DAUGHERTY

Nancy Pearl “Peggy” Daugherty, 83, of Cambridge, Ohio, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville, Ohio.

She was born in Pink, the daughter of the late Samuel A. and Glenna Bissell Greathouse. She was retired from Pfleuger Fishing Tackle, Akron, Ohio. She was a member of Faith Chapel Church, Wetzel Chapter of Eastern Star #27, and American Legion Post Auxiliary #21, all of Spencer.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Homer Daugherty; one step-son, Daniel Daugherty of Cambridge; two step-daughters, Jean Daugherty and Judith Bishard, both of Cambridge; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one niece, Linda McCartney of Arnoldsburg; and two
great-nieces, Robin and Beth McCartney, both of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Elbert Greathouse, and one step-daughter, Peggy Conner.

Services were held at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, with Pastor Mike White officiating. Burial was in Northwood Cemetery.

TYLER JAMES WESTFALL

Tyler James Westfall, infant son of Clyde P. and Lisa Parsons Riggs of Grantsville, died at birth on Monday, June 18, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grand-mother, Virginia Catherine Parsons of Grantsville, and paternal grandmother, Joann Westfall of Grantsville.

Graveside services were held at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

CHARLES ‘BUSTER’ PRITT

Charles Elden “Buster” Pritt, 75, of Grafton, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in Elyria Memorial Hospital, Elyria, Ohio.

He was born in Gilmer County and lived in the Grafton/North Eaton area for 43 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Korean War and was a member of Grafton Hunkson-Hysell VFW Post #3341. He retired in 1991 from Larson Foundry as a core maker. He was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Purcel and Carol Miller, both of Grafton; one son, Doug Pritt of Elyria; seven grand-children; and one sister, Erma Moore of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Oleta, in 1996; five sisters; two brothers; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Blackburn Funeral Home, Grafton, with Rev. David Craven, pastor of North Eaton Baptist Church, offi-ciating. Burial was in Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township, with Grafton VFW Post #3341 conducting military honors.

GRACE ADAMS

Grace O. Adams, 77, of Harrisville, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Parkersburg.

She was born in Rutherford, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late William Levi and Bertha Mae Deem Morton. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 73, Grantsville, and Cantwell Church of Christ, and attended First Assembly of God, Harrisville.

Surviving are two daughters, Lutricia Valentine of Harrisville and Roma Lucille Nicholas of Orrville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jerrod “Jed” Valentine and Roma Jo “Joey” Smith; two step-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; eight step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Willie Lee Morton of Biglersville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley “Joney” Adams; one step-son, Daris D. Adams; three brothers, Kenneth Deem, Sr., Lawrence Morton and Virgil Morton; and two sisters, Oleta Nutter and Frances Ayers.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Don Blankenship officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville. Order of Eastern Star conducted a memorial service.

ULINEE ‘MIDGE’ CRAWFORD

Ulinee “Midge” Crawford, 76, of Barberton, Ohio, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Magnolia Care Center.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of Roscoe and Jessie Summers. She retired from Barberton Citizens Hospital as a lab technician after 27 years of service.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Choncy Don Craw-ford; three daughters, Barbara Muschkat of Barberton, Deborah Solosky of Kent and Donna Spraggins of Leesburg, Ala.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Naomi Ball of Grantsville and Dorma Crawford of Wadsworth, Ohio; and two brothers, Oswald Summers of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Lanny Summers of Massillon, Ohio.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

TOMMY WILLIAM NEWELL

Tommy William Newell, 80, of Grantsville, died Monday, June 18, in Louis A. Johnson Veteran’s Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Burnsville, the son of the late Cella and Iva Settles Newell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the Air Mail Photo Division of the Pentagon, Wash-ington, D.C. He was a former chief of police in Spencer and was a former carpenter. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Belle Newell; one son, James Newell of Grantsville; one brother, Jack Newell of Clarksburg; four sisters, Penny, Mary, Doris and Faye; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, two brothers, and one sister.

Graveside rites were held at Sand Ridge Cemetery, with Rev. Cleston Garrett officiating. Military graveside services were conducted by Roane County American Legion Post #21.

GLENNA LYNCH

Glenna L. Lynch, 84, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Lula Garrett. She and her husband owned and operated Lynch’s Produce Market at Corder Bridge for many years. She was
a member of Leatherbark Community Church, near Arnoldsburg, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Robert Lynch of Spencer; one daughter, Dorotha Offutt of Grantville, Ga.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Lynch; two brothers, Willard and Johnnie Garrett; and two sisters, Audie Parsons and Ruth Offutt.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ben Kerby officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

LUCILLE FLUHARTY

Lucille M. Fluharty, 62, of Davisville, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001.

She was the daughter of the late Park and Evelyn Ruth Dye Richards. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1956 and attended Glenville State College for two years.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Fluharty; one daughter, Pamela McDonald; one grandson, Gregory McDonald; and one granddaughter, Christalyn McDonald.

There was no visitation or services.

EDITH BARR

Edith Dye Barr, 86, of Shannon Valley Road, Frazeysburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George W. and Estella P. Raybuck Dye. She retired in 1980 from General Electric Co., New Concord, Ohio. She was a member of Frazeysburg Senior Citizens and Richvale Grange.

Surviving are two daughters, Darliss Mock of Frazeysburg and Donna Melrose of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister, Cokie Turner of Zanesville, Ohio; two brothers, Shirley W. Dye of Duncan Falls, Ohio, and Everett Dye of Big Springs; eight grand-children; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Barr, on July 19, 1964; one son, James Everette Barr; three sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Frazeysburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Belt officiating. Burial was in Presbyterian Cemetery, Norwich, Ohio.

ADA MAE MORRISON

Ada Mae Morrison, 78, of Heartland of Marietta, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Heartland.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Perry and Lura Gadd Williams. She was a retired Calhoun County teacher’s aide and a homemaker. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs, Big Springs Homemaker’s Club, and Calhoun County Retired
Teachers Association.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, J.P. Morrison; three sons, Melvin Morrison of Smithville, Weldon Morrison of Springfield, Ohio, and Marshall Morrison of McConnellsville, Ohio; four daughters, Linda Daggett of Belpre, Ohio, Ioka Echard of Parkers-burg, Arma Swain of Murraysville and Helen Irvine of Waterford, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and 20 great-grand-children; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, five brothers, and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at Prosperity Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Heiney and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Brohard.

VELMA PURSLEY

Velma A. Pursley, 91, of Spencer, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Barberton Citizens Hospital, Barberton, Ohio.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Barnhouse Somerville.

She retired in 1975 from Kellwood Co., Spencer, and remained active as a foster grandmother and at Roane County Committee on Aging. She was activity director at Miletree Healthcare Center, Spencer, and a member of Egypt United Methodist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are one daughter, Madge Gainer of Norton, Ohio; two sons, Roy Pursley of Grantsville and Jim Pursley of Spencer; one sister, Eula Lobb of Greensburg, Ky.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and three step-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Oral Pursley, in 1976.

Services were held at Egypt United Methodist Church with Rev. Danny Whited officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

SARAH HARRIS

Sarah M. Harris, 84, of Grantsville, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Francis M. and Adeline Richards.

Surviving are five sons, Donald and Edward Harris, both of Grantsville, Harley Harris of Big Bend, Bernard Harris of Mt. Zion and Clyde Harris of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Carol Wine of Mt. Zion and Bonnie Lemley of Grantsville; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Harris; one infant daughter, Lois Jean Harris; one son, Ronald Harris; one grandson, Jack Wine; and one great-grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

DILLON MICHAEL MACE

Dillon Michael Mace, infant son of William W. and Cheryl Matheney Mace of Millstone, died at birth on Friday, June 29, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Stephanie Mace of Lockney, Tammy Lynn Mace of Millstone and Heather Hull of Rock Cave; paternal grandparents, Harless and Shirley Mace of Millstone; and maternal grandmother, Linda Matheney of Beckley.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dennis Matheney.

Graveside services were held at Beechtown Cemetery, Frenchton, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. James Lowe officiating.

CHRIS SCHRECKENGOST

Chris J. Schreckengost, 31, of Painesville, Ohio, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Jarrell (Jack) Schreckengost of Mentor, Ohio, and Sheila Nichols Starcher of Mesa, Ariz. He had worked in Arizona in chip processing and had worked for the past year for Industrial Quartz Corp., Mentor. He had attended Northern Arizona University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Julie of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Christopher of Phoenix and Zachary of Euclid, Ohio; his step-father, Dexter (Pete) Starcher of Mesa; one sister, Rachel Greer of Mesa; and grandparents, Grace Elmore of Mentor and Oral and Lucy Nichols of Grantsville.

Services were held at Brunner Funeral Home, Mentor. Burial was in Mentor Cemetery.

LELAH STOUT

Lelah E. Stout, 89, of Orwell, Ohio, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, in Ohio.

She was born in Millstone, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Vada Keith Nitz. She was a retired cook and attended Cleveland Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are one daughter, Alma J. Webb of Orwell; three sons, Al Stout of Akron, Ohio, Ray Stout of Brunswick, Ohio, and Larry Stout of Cleveland; one sister, Leah Wilson of Spencer; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Stout; two sisters, Leota Allen and Peggy Stoval; two brothers, Leroy and Leon Nitz; and one grandchild.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Keith Randolph officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Cemetery.

GOLDIE NELSON

Goldie Nelson, 71, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in Cleveland.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jack and Daisy Taylor Richards.

Surviving are three sons, Michael Nelson of North Carolina, Robert Nelson of Euclid, Ohio, and Anthony Nelson of Eastlake, Ohio; two daughters, Diane Murray of North Carolina and Vanessa Kiss of Geneva, Ohio; one sister, Marie Hissem; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Spruce Hollow Community Church with Rev. Charles Shafer officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend.

ORAL CAMPBELL

Oral B. Campbell, 85, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late George and Sarah Wilson Campbell.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel Metz Campbell; four sons, Bruce Campbell of Parkersburg, Perry Campbell of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Albert Campbell and Clyde Campbell, both of Belpre, Ohio; six daughters, Deloris Ramos of El Paso, Tex., Martha Campbell of San Antonio, Tex., Helen Witt of Richmond, Va., Betty Harvey of Parkersburg, Nancy Hardman of Mt. Zion and Edith Burchett of Marion, Va.; one sister, Sylvia Minney of Stumptown; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Russell “Tom” Campbell, and several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

PHOEBA PARSONS

Phoeba Parsons, 93, of Orma, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Melinda Whitlatch Cottrell. She was a homemaker and a lifelong musician who traveled the East Coast playing music. She won numerous old-time banjo contests and was the recipient of the 1987 Vandalia Award in Charleston.

Surviving are four sons, Thomas Parsons of Marshville, N.C.; Eugene Parsons and Dennis Parsons, both of Orma, and Roscoe Parsons of Millstone; one daughter, Velma Barnes of Millstone; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Parsons, and three sons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kenneth W. Parsons officiating. Burial was in Parsons Cemetery, Crummies Creek.

MAXINE BENNETT

E. Maxine Bennett, 71, of Rosedale, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at Women and Children’s Hospital, Charleston.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late Riley and Sara Biship McCumbers. She was a homemaker and member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Eugene Bennett; four sons, Danny Bennett, Larry Bennett, Doyle Bennett and Marvin Bennett, all of Rosedale; one daughter, Nina Cook of Rosedale; two sisters, Goldie Talkington of Vienna and Chessie Talkington of Newton Falls, Ohio; one brother, Charlie McCumbers of Nicut; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel McCum-bers, Mary Redman and Birdie Goodrich; four brothers, Russell, Noah, Ernest and Brooks McCumbers; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

ALMA FORD

Alma E. Ford, 93, of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, July 6, 2001, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James C. and Sarah Stump VanHorn, and moved to Belpre in 1920 via a riverboat on the Little Kanawha River. She was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Parkersburg, and a member of Belpre Senior Citizens. She was employed at Parkersburg Greyhound Bus Station for 25 years as restaurant manager.

Surviving are one son, Robert C. Ford, Jr., of Sterling, Va.; two daughters, Jean Beatty of Parkersburg and Dolores Blood of Eustis, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Debbie Ziegler and Jeanette Miller, both of Belpre.

She was preceded in death by one son, James G. Ford of Baltimore, Md.; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. David A. Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre.

THELMA DEEL

Thelma D. Deel, 78, of Spencer, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Mile Tree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Rose Howard Riddle. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Ronald D. Ward of Grantsville; two sisters, Lorraine “Brook” Rogers
and Eleanor “Dink” Duskey, both of Grantsville; three brothers, John Riddle of Monroeville, Ohio, Gene Riddle of Glendale, Ariz., and Jim Riddle of Vienna, Va.; and two grandchildren, Melissa Munday and Ryka Ward.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Deel; four sisters, Opal Riddle, Nina Ferrell, Jeanette Robinson and Dellia Riddle; and two brothers, Howard and Blaine Riddle.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

DORCAS AYERS

Dorcas E. Ayers, 89, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret Weis Hemslein. She was a Lutheran by faith and attended Beechwood Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three sons, Fred Ayers, Frank Ayers and Walter Ayers; two daughters, Rebecca
Polis and Janine Whipkey; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Ayers, Sr.; one brother; two sisters; and one grandson.

There was no visitation. Services were held at a later date.

WILLIAM RUSS CUNNINGHAM

William Russ Cunningham, 87, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at Ohio Valley Health Care.

He was born in Cremo, the son of the late Albert Curtis and Sophia Jane Greathouse Cunningham. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Matheney’s as an auto body mechanic. He was a member of the Apostolic faith.

Surviving are three sons, Gary Duane Cunningham of Elizabeth, Dannie Lloyd Cunningham of Belleville and Willard Blaine Cunningham of Parkersburg; two brothers, Ray Cunningham of Burning Springs and Ralph Cunningham of Frost, Ohio; one sister, Dollie Schrader of Parkersburg; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, E. Genevieve Cunningham; one son, William Roger
Cunningham; three sisters, Maggie Norman, Pearl Posey and Effie Kirby; and one brother, Roy
Cunningham.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Delton Smith officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

CLARENCE (BUD) HARRIS

Clarence (Bud) Harris, 72, of Stumptown, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, in Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born at Stumptown, the son of the late Alva and Delpha Dobbins Harris. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Larson Consolidated, Grafton, Ohio, with 38 years of service. He was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, and Rush Run CEOS Club.

Surviving are six sisters, Deloris Lyons of Brunswick, Ohio, Minnie Stalnaker of Grafton, Nellie Settle of Petroleum, Sue Morton of Harrisville and Lou Miller and Lyda Harris, both of Stumptown; and two brothers, Alva (Sonny) Harris of Mineral Wells and Sam Harris of Grafton.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty McCune and Wanda Harris, and one brother, Kenneth (Mike) Harris.

Services were held at Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

DELLA MAY DEULEY

Della May Richards Deuley, 83, of Stillwell Road, Walker, died Monday, July 16, 2001, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Merritt Richards. She was a homemaker and member of Cedar Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Willard E. Deuley, D. Dale Deuley and Bobby G. Deuley, all of Walker; one sister, Florence Wilson of Grantsville; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, George E. Deuley; one son; two daughters; one granddaughter; two brothers, Tracy and Troy Richards; and one sister, Rosie Lee Kendall.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jim Ahart officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

GEORGE CLIFFORD GIBSON

George Clifford Gibson, 94, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Altizer, the son of the late George and Hannah Kirby Gibson. He was a retired machinist and a member of the former Odd Fellows Lodge, Cremo.

Surviving are his wife, Elah K. Gibson; four sons, Harold Gibson of Bristolville, Ohio, Duane Gibson of Warren, Ohio, and Gerald Gibson and Larry Gibson, both of Ravenna, Ohio; one daughter, Bonnie Facemire of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 22 grand-children; 43 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Nebin.

 Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery.

 

BERTHA MAY

Bertha Drennen McCumbers May, 88, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Eagle Pointe Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Austin and Myrtle McCumbers Drennen and spent most of her life in Calhoun and Braxton counties.

Surviving are one daughter, Helen McCumbers Hale of Parkersburg; one grandson; four great-grandchildren; one sister; and three brothers.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harrison McCumbers; one infant son; her second husband, Okey May; and one sister, Orpha Yeager.

Graveside services were held at Sycamore Cemetery, Mt. Zion, with Rev. Warren C. Dove officiating.

JAMES KNOTTS

James D. Knotts, 69, of Elyria, Ohio, died Monday, July 9, 2001.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Earl and Lalah Knotts.

Surviving are one son, Carl Knotts; two daughters, Maureen and Margaret; three brothers, Charles, Holt and Clyde Knotts; and four sisters, Maxine Foutty, Emmagene Burcal, Earlene Moore and Kathleen Traywick.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene Dobbins, and one brother, Dale Knotts.

Services were held at Busch-Curtis-Schaffer Chapel, Elyria, Ohio. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst, Ohio.

OCIE COTTRELL

Ocie Cottrell, 88, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Henry Curtis and Lucy Tucker Parsons. She was a homemaker and a member of Jesus’ Revival Center.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Woodrow Cottrell; three sons, Stanley Cottrell of Elizabeth and Larry Cottrell and Jerry Cottrell, both of Palestine; two daughters, Geraldine Bailey and Sharon Burnside, both of Elizabeth; two brothers, Manford Parsons of Elizabeth and Everett Parsons of Petroleum; one sister, Vada Reip of Nicut; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Perry Parsons, Joe Parsons, Seldon Parsons, John Parsons and Okey Parsons; five sisters, Emily Cottrell, Ella Brown, Josephine Frame, Alberta Goodrich and Tennessee Greathouse; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with ministers Jerry Cottrell and Jeff Cottrell officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

ARGLE “PETE” STUMP

Argle L. “Pete” Stump, 67, of Grantsville, formerly of Stumptown, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Fairview, Calhoun County, the son of the late Paul and Georgie Riddle Stump.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grantsville. He had attended Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are one sister, Gertrude McCray of Parkersburg.

Graveside services were held at Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

ELEANOR STARCHER

Eleanor W. Starcher, 80, of Rittman, Ohio, died Thursday, July 19, 2001.
She was born in Millstone, the daughter of the late Simon and Alabama Booher Whytsell.

She was the youngest and last of 11 children and was raised by aunt and uncle, Alpheus and Indiana Booher Nester.

She retired from Barberton Citizens Hospital after 23 years of service and was a member of Barberton Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Othel Starcher; one daughter, Patricia Ann Starcher; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Elba, Harry and infant twins John and Noah; six sisters, Ruby Wallbrown, Endra Mullinax, Edna George, Freda Gandee, Tressie Morgan and Anna Whytsell.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, with Pastor Clyde Ondrizek officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

MAUDE SAMPSON

Maude Sampson, 87, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Mary Ann Bell Kerby.

She was a Methodist and a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Lovell O. Sampson; one daughter, June Godfrey of Grantsville; two sons, Don Sampson of Millstone and Charles Sampson of Grantsville; one brother, Bernard Kerby of Grantsville; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild; three sisters, Delta Sampson, Nellie Godfrey and Delphia Taylor; three brothers, Roscoe, William and Joe Kirby; four half-sisters, Josie Sampson, Laura Whytsell, Minnie Miller and Sarah Miller; and three half-brothers, Dewey Kerby, Floyd Kerby and Lawrence Kerby.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

DORA KING

Dora M. King, 90, of Nicut, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Albert and Belle McCumbers.

She was a homemaker and member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut.

Surviving are six daughters, Virginia Davis of Creston, Ohio, Wilma Turner of Medina, Ohio, Bernice Arnold of Nicut, Wanda Morgan of Sterling, Ohio, Louise Knotts of Orma and Judy Mummer of Atwater, Ohio; two sons, David King of Nicut and Stanley King of Austin, Ky.; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus King; one son, Paul King; and two daughters, Marla and Lucille King.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Nicut.

GRAYDON MACK RICHARDS

Graydon Mack Richards, 93, of Rt. 5, Glenville, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born at Chestnut Lick, Lockney, Gilmer County, the son of Norman Eckes and Amanda Jane Meadows Richards. He worked in farming and timbering and on the B&O Railroad before joining United Fuel Gas Co. of Columbia Gas System, retiring in 1972 with 24 years of service.

 He was active in the Methodist church and had served as Sunday School superintendent at Cherry Valley Church, Roane County, and Otterbein Church, Gilmer County.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Thelma Leah Yoak Richards of Sand Ridge; four sons, Dr. Graydon Edward of Marshall, Mo., Eugene Carl of Ravenswood, Harold Vandale of Spencer and Herbert Charles of New Haven; two daughters, Mary Ann Bishop of Grandview and Kathryn Lea
Black of Buckhannon; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Services were held at Otterbein Methodist Church, Glenville, with Rev. James Epling and Rev. Roy Wiant officiating. Burial was in Meadows Cemetery, Normantown.

GLEN McGEE

Glen B. McGee, 72, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna.

He was born at Lumberport, Harrison County, the son of the late Carl F. and Lillian Edgell McGee.

 He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Chrysler Corp., Solon, Ohio, with 18 years of service.

Surviving are one son, Mark McGee of Shaker Heights, Ohio; one daughter, Amy Elizabeth Stanley of Springdale, Ark.; two step-sons, Richard Wise of Maple Heights, Ohio, and David
Wise of Fort Myers, Fla.; one step-daughter, Ilene Wise of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers, Fred McGee of Bellaire, Ohio, Marion McGee of Minter on the Lake, Ohio, and David McGee of Lum-berport; one sister, Wanda Bates of North Carolina; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Mae Sears Wise McGee.

Graveside rites were held at Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Don Dawson officiating.

LARRY WEAVER

Larry R. Weaver, 59, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Ritchie County.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Holten Vere and Ange Belle Ferrell Weaver. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles and Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes Keesor Weaver; three daughters, Trina White and Lisa Haskins, both of Leesburg, Va., and Denise L. Weaver of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five grand-children; and one sister, Sharon Lowery of Parkersburg.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jesse Keenan officiating.

ORVA BUTLER

Orva H. Butler, 90, of Stow, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Grant and Jessie Clevenger Hall.

She was a retired employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, and a former employee of Ravenna Arsenal, Ravenna, Ohio. She was a member of Foresters Lodge, Akron, and was a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Flora Iva Flinner of Naples, Fla.; one son, Lewis Gene Butler of Stow, Ohio; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vier Butler, Jan. 28, 1989, and one son, Vier Butler, Jr., Mar. 11, 1932.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. King officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Leatherbark.

CEPHAS MOWREY, JR.

Cephas Mowrey, Jr., 81, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial
Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Cephas and Maude Holbert Mowrey.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had worked for several years at American Viscose, Parkersburg, and later at Grand Central Mall, Vienna, until his retirement. He had attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Frances Hersman Mowrey; three daughters, Geraldine Satow of Coolville, Ohio, Marsha Blagg of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Maylene Brown of Parkersburg; one son, David Mowrey of Alabama; six grand-children; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mable Arthur and Nora Tucker, both of Creston, and Cora Boggs of Akron, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, James, Noah, Romie, Philip and Paul Mowrey, and two sisters, Essie Roberts and Etta Roberts.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

IMOGENE HAYMAKER

Imogene C. Haymaker, 81, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Grantsville, the daughter of the late Walker and Clair Johnson. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are five sons, Mike Haymaker of East Bank, Larry Haymaker of San Antonio, Tex., Francis (Tink) Haymaker of Parkersburg, James Haymaker of Big Bend and Hays Haymaker of Grantsville; three daughters, Beverly Price and Mary Kendall, both of Alliance, Ohio, and Rebecca Czap of Wheeling; 13 grand-children; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Haymaker; two brothers, Bernard and Paul Johnson; one sister, Susie Johnson; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Bud Corbin officiating. Burial was in Haymaker Family Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

GERALD ‘CAP’ CUNNINGHAM

Gerald D. “Cap” Cunningham, 85, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at home.

He was born at Tanner, the son of the late Dee and Nettie Cunningham.

He was retired from Pennzoil Utilities Co. with 40 years of service. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Chapter #3, Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville, Scottish Rite Bodies, Parkersburg, and Osiris Temple, Wheeling. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Margaret Knight Cunningham; one son, Larry Cunningham of Winchester, Va.; one daughter, Leanna Sue Jobin of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Pearl Shellhorn of Wooster, Ohio; one brother, Harry Cunningham of Everett, Mass.; four grandchildren, Gregg, Angela and Christopher Cunningham and Jennifer Jobin; and three great-grandchildren, Jessica, Courtney and Nicholas Cunningham.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, two brothers, and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Three Poplar Cemetery, near Tanner. Order of Eastern Star Memorial Services were conducted by Grantsville Chapter #3 in the funeral home chapel. Masonic Graveside Rites were conducted by Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM.

MILDRED VILLERS

Mildred B. Villers, 80, of Annamoriah, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Burnt House, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Scott T. and Ova Mae Grogg Greathouse.

She was a member of Snyder Chapel Community Church, Annamoriah, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, George Darrell Villers; one son and daughter-in-law, William and Sherry Villers of Glenwood, Ga.; two daughters, Patsy B. Bowers and Sandy Fowler and husband Terry Fowler, all of Annamoriah; one step-son, Roy Darrell Bowers and wife Mary of Grantsville; five sisters, Maxine Davis of Slate, Pauline Messner of Barberton, Ohio, Juanita McFadden of Burning Springs, Virginia Swart of Annamoriah and Emma Arthur of Mineral Wells; four brothers, Buck Greathouse of Bellview, Eugene Greathouse of Burning Springs, Huey Greathouse of Lowell, Ohio, and Frank Greathouse of Portage Lakes, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Farley Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah.

EUDORE KIGHT

Eudore T. “Mike” Kight, 74, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at the home of his son, Michael R. Kight of North Olmsted, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harold and Delia Wilson Kight.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.


Surviving are one son, Michael R. Kight; three grandchildren; one sister, Nila Osborne of Five Forks; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Crystal Martin, and two brothers, Harold Kight, Jr., and Doris Kight.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lawson Whipkey officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

JOHN SCOTT BAILEY

John Scott Bailey, 52, of Bridgeport, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, of injuries received in an automobile accident in Braxton County.

He was born in Minnora, the son of Scott and Edith Gae Bailey.

He was a graduate of Glenville State College with a degree in land surveying and was a member of W.Va. Association of Land Surveyors and past president of the Harrison County Chapter. He was a 19-year employee of MSES, Clarksburg, and former employee of Consolidated Natural Gas. He was a member of National Rifle Association and Fellowship Bible Church, Bridgeport.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 30 years, Mary Kathryn “Kathy” Hartshorn Bailey; three children, David Matthew Bailey, Shanna Kathleen Bailey and Heather Jade Bailey, all at home; three sisters, Sharon Groves of Orrville, Ohio, Martha “Marty” Park of Minnora and Joyce Meek of Wilmore, Ken.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

RICHARD HUGH FERRELL

Richard Hugh Ferrell, 71, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Frank and Louise Stump Ferrell.

He was a 1948 graduate of Akron Central High School, 1953 graduate of University of Akron with a B.S. degree in business administration, and 1958 graduate of Ohio State University College of Law. He was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was in private law practice. He was also a former assistant city prosecutor and city prosecutor in Columbus, judge in Franklin County Municipal Court, and magistrate of Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court and Bexley Mayor’s Court.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Shirley Ferrell; two daughters, Anne Gorman and Cynthia Clemens; five grand-children; two brothers, Lewis and William Ferrell; five nephews; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Heilmeier.

Services were not announced.

PAUL RADABAUGH

Paul Radabaugh, 85, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Tanner, the son of the late Charley and Minnie Burrows Radabaugh.

He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. and was a foreman at Smithville District office. He was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church where he served on the board of deacons.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Ermal Kelley Radabaugh; one son, Robert Radabaugh of Belpre, Ohio; one daughter, Reta J. Davis of Veto Lake, Ohio; one sister, Opal McMillin of Martins-burg; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Fonda Whipkey, and one infant granddaughter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

ALLEN WILSON

Allen N. Wilson, 74, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Edgar N. and Maud Mills Wilson.

He operated a demolition firm in Baltimore, Md., and was a former owner of Grantsville Cab Co. He was also a former timberman, farmer, and heavy equipment operator. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo Wilson; six sons, Michael A. Wilson and Donald R. Wilson, both of Mt. Zion, John L. Wilson of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kenneth L. Wilson of Baltimore, Richard D. Wilson of Parkersburg, Joseph W. Wilson of Severn, Md.; three daughters, Charlotte S. Doelle of Millersville, Md., Greta J. Butler of Perry Hall, Md., and Donna D. Yoak of Grantsville; 17 grand-children; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son, Stanley N. Wilson; two sisters, Irene Stallman and Alene Sidwell; and two brothers, David and Verlin Wilson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Ward-Wilson Cemetery.

DELLA GOODRICH

Della Goodrich, 81, of Normantown, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Jink and Corda Goff McCumbers.

Surviving are her husband, Victor Goodrich; one daughter, Wanda Self of Stout’s Mills; three sons, Gary, Dallas and Robert Goodrich, all of Normantown; two sisters, Alma Doolittle of Grantsville and Beulah McCumbers of Fredericksburg, Md.; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Goodrich; one infant grandchild; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Upper Steer Run Cemetery, Normantown.

EARL HEADLEY

Earl S. Headley, 45, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, of injuries received in an automobile accident in Wirt County.

He was born in Wood County, the son of Zelda Bell Headley of Grantsville and the late Jewell Headley.

He was an employee of J&J Timber Co., Cairo, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, Delbert Headley of MacFarlan and Albert Headley of Smithville, and two sisters, Sophia Bacorn of Hazelgreen and Ruth Barritt of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Headley.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery, Creston.

MYRTLE BRANNON

Myrtle Imogene Brannon, 76, of Lakin, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pt. Pleasant.

She was born at Sycamore, the daughter of the late Lewis Maxwell and Otta Poling Brannon.

Surviving are one sister, Alta Keen of Spencer, and one brother, Paul Brannon of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Mildred Underwood, Marjorie Brannon, Marguerite Brannon and Madaline Smith; and one brother, Poling Riley Brannon.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

LORENE KEMPER

E. Lorene Kemper, 73, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ruth Hosey Wilson.

She had formerly worked for Corning Glass Co., was a homemaker, and a member of Non-Denominational Church.

Surviving are her husband, Hubert J. Kemper of Parkersburg; two sons, Daniel J. Kemper of Ravenswood and Paul Kemper of Parkersburg; two daughters, Linda Ruble of Elizabeth and Brenda Davis of Parkersburg; one sister, Etta Lou Ferrell of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Duain Wilson.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Elder Clair R. Ruble officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

BESSIE SHRADER

Bessie Shrader, 85, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Robert and Sally Tanner.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are two sons, Jim Shrader and Orson Shrader, both of Creston; two daughters, Bonnie Lewis of Parkersburg and Alberta Nichols of Aberdeen, N.C.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hallie Shrader, in 1963; one daughter, Nancy Ferrell; one brother; and one sister.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Annamoriah.

ROGER ERLEWINE

Roger B. Erlewine, 61, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Eagle Point of Parkersburg.

He was the son of Emma Lauvaughn Roberts Erlewine of Mt. Zion and the late Martin Blane Erlewine.

He retired from Toughmotor Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, after 25 years of service.

Surviving in addition to his mother are six brothers, Mike Erlewine, Ronnie Erlewine, James Erlewine, Robert Erlewine and Donald Tallhammer, all of Grantsville, and Richard Erlewine of Columbia, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Dave Morgan officiating. Burial was in Turner Cemetery, Lockney.

VERA ‘Gertie’ PERKINS

Vera G. ‘Gertie’ Perkins, 85, of Chloe, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Hospice Care Center, Akron, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Martin and Maud Boone Metz. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Carter of Canton, Ohio; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Nancy Perkins and David and Dorothy Perkins, all of Barberton, Ohio, and Richard and Glenna Perkins of Chloe; three sisters, Inez Carr of Millstone, Emma Siers of Creston, Ohio, and Irene Wayne of Spencer; two brothers, Martin Metz, Jr., of Orma and Frank Metz of Minnora; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Perkins; three brothers, Thurl, Clell and Bruce Metz; two sisters, Anna Miller Longfellow and Pauline Farrar; and one infant son.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Powell officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery, Minnora.

RUBY EMOGENE TURNER

Ruby Emogene Turner, 88, of Racy, Ritchie County, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at Parkersburg.

She was born at Gillespie, near Petroleum, the daughter of the late Preston and Winnie Kerns Simmons.

She was a homemaker and a member of Order of Eastern Star 39, Cairo, and North Fork Baptist Church, near Racy.

Surviving are one daughter, Jean LaTour of Las Vegas, Nev.; one son, Claude Turner of Fredericksburg, Va.; two sisters, Nina Whipkey and Edith Simmons, both of Nobe; two brothers, Preston Simmons, Jr., of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Marion Simmons; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Turner.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Pastor Dean Ash officiating. Burial was in Masonic Memorial Park, Cairo.

RUSSELL KUHL

Russell V. Kuhl, 94, of Normantown, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Phillip A. and Mary Bennett Kuhl.

He retired from Hope Natural Gas Co. in 1969 with 28 years of service, and was a farmer. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, for many years and served as a trustee.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Deloris and Dean Furr of Letter Gap; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Ruth Kuhl of Ashland, Ohio, Billy and Radene Kuhl of Walker and Bryle and Linda Kuhl of Barberton, Ohio; and one daughter-in-law, Mescal Kuhl of Normantown; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Jewell Collins Kuhl; two sons, Bernard D. Kuhl and Ronal Lee Kuhl; six brothers; and three sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Mark Watkins and Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

GARNET HESS

Garnet P. Hess, 81, of Sistersville, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, in Wetzel County Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Holly Roscoe and Ottis Susan Saltkeld Greathouse.

She worked for American Viscose, Dils Dept. Store, Piece Goods Store, and sold Avon.

She was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church and Eastern Star.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandy Miller of Parkersburg; four brothers, Holly R. Jr., Eugene C., Carl H. and Gary H. Greathouse; two sisters, Bessie Arthur Belcher and Gwendolyn Gibson; and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard F. Hess, and two brothers, Garland C. “Bud” and Larry W. Greathouse.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert May and Rev. Norman Butler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North.

OMA VIRGINIA WEST

Oma Virginia Harris West, 92, of Bidwell, Ohio, died at the home of her daughter, Ruth Bostic, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Asa B. Harris and Virgin Barnes Harris.

She was a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, and had taught at White Pine School.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grade, Ohio, where she served as deaconess and flower stewardess.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph H. West of Vinton, Ohio, and David West of Bidwell; one daughter, Ruth Bostic of Bidwell; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Proudfoot of Reading, Pa., and Geneva Johnson of Trenton, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Edward Cecil West, in 1988; two brothers and one sister.

Services were held at Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grande, with Rev. Luther Tracy and Rev. Peter Conlin officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande.

JAMES ALBERT WHITE

James A. White, 70, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001.

He was born in Marlington and spent most of his childhood in Grantsville.

He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy in Korea and worked 19 years as retail manager for McCrory’s Dept. Stores and 22 years with Beall’s Dept. Stores. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Alice; one son, Mark of Palm Harbor, Fla.; three daughters, Cynthia Herald of Palm Harbor, Lisa Wavra of Melbourne, Fla., and Debra White of New Smyrna Beach; one brother, Eugene of Orlando, Fla.; five grand-children; and two great-grandchildren. His step-father was the late Holly Beall of Grantsville.

Services were held at Baldwin Memorial Chapel, North Causeway, Fla., with Mark Davis officiating. Military Honors were given by American Legion Post 17, New Smyrna Beach.

AVA DENT

Ava G. Dent, 82, of Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Alvin D. and Sadie Knight Gainer.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Alvin R., Thomas A., and William G. Dent, all of Parkersburg; four sisters and two brothers, Thelma, Jean and Vance of Parkersburg, Paulean of California, Eulala of North Carolina and Alvin “Junior” of Michigan; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur “Pop” Dent, in 1993; one sister, Gretta; and two brothers, Ralph and Veril.

Graveside services were held at Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth, with Pastor W.L. Combs officiating.

ARNO SIERS

Arno C. Siers, 82, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late George and Myrtle Hess Siers Minney.

He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are his wife, Ida McCune Siers; four sons, Arno Siers, Jr., Larry Siers and David Siers, all of Orma, and Carl Siers of Sand Ridge; two daughters, Sue Falls of Arnoldsburg and Margaret Morris of Chloe; three brothers, C.A. Minney of Orma, George Siers of Coneaut, Pa., and Audie Minney of Orrville, Ohio; one sister, Darlie Schoolcraft of Dalton, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Arnold B. Siers, and two step-sons, Sherman Sampson and Denzil Butler.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glen McBride officiating.
Burial was in Falls-Siers-Cottrell Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

DORSEY ULDERICH

Dorsey R. Ulderich, 94, of Millstone, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at SunBridge of Glenville.

He was born at Perkins, Gilmer County, the son of the late William Jacob and Ida Kyer Ulderich.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from Rockwell International. He was a member of Millstone Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Edwin Ulderich of Buena Vista, Tenn., Max Ulderich of Southington, Ohio, and Jerry Ulderich of Millstone; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

CHARLEY McCUMBERS

Charley McCumbers, 76, of Nicut, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Mount Run, the son of the late William Riley and Sarah Katherine Bishop McCumbers.

He was retired from Norris Industries, Spencer, and was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Stanley Wilson of Big Springs; one son, Jackie McCumbers of Nicut; two sisters, Goldie Talkington of Vienna and Chessie Talkington of Newton Falls, Ohio; five grandsons, Walter and Warren Wilson and Russell, Joshua and Charles McCumbers; and one granddaughter, Rebecca McCumbers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie McCumbers; one daughter, Teresa McCumbers; one son, Jim McCumbers; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut, with Elder Charles Fisher and Elder Richard Westfall officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

ROBERT JACKSON

Robert M. Jackson, 83, of Alexandria, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Pleasant Hill Manor, Piketon, Ohio.

He was born at Clarksburg, the son of the late Jesse A. and Mildred Marshall Jackson.

He was a retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class with 30 years of service.

Surviving are one brother, Jesse Jackson of Big Bend; one sister, Virginia Hosey of Portsmouth, Ohio; four nieces; and one nephew.

Graveside services were held at Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating.

CHARLOTTE ANN SEARS

Charlotte Ann Sears, 60, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Russell and Dessie Cottrell King and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are five daughters, Teresa Sears, Kimberly Sidwell, Leigh Koppisch and Shannon Newell, all of Martinsburg, and Paula Hosey of Grantsville; one son, Jeffrey Sears of Martinsburg; four sisters, Sheila Hall of Parkersburg, Jean Lane of Nicut, Shirley Riley of Spencer and Jewell Cunningham of Ravenna, Ohio; two brothers, Charles King of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Cecil King of Nicut; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronal Sears.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Nicut.

ROBERT LANE

Robert M. Lane, 64, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Kalamazoo, Mich., the son of the late Harold and Dorothy Blake Lane.

He was a controls engineer for General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler Corp. and was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Surviving are his long-time friend and companion, Iline Compton of Grantsville.

He was the last member of his family.

Private burial was in Michigan.

OKEY BAILEY

Okey Bailey, 93, of Minnora, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was born at Minnora, the son of the late George and Anna Siers Bailey.

He was a teamster, oil field worker and farmer, and was a Protestant.

Surviving are three sons, Basil Bailey of Congress, Ohio, Hollie Bailey of Milton and Delmar Bailey of Minnora; one daughter, Mrs. Myrl Bailey of Newton; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two step-grand-children; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Badgett Bailey, in 1985; four infant children; one great-grandchild; five sisters; and one brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Keen officiating. Burial was in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

BETTY JO MOREHEAD

Betty Jo Morehead, 74, of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001.

She was the daughter of the late James and Lydia Whytsell Hoskins of Spring Run, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are two daughters, Loretta Keaton and Connie Campbell; one son, Jerry Hall; one sister, Gwendolyn Haught; one brother, Vere Hoskins; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Deat Morehead; and four sisters, Tressie Corey, Elaine Moneypenny, Harriet Hoskins and Ernestine Mace.

ORVA ELLISON

Orva M. Ellison, 86, of Melbourne, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Roy Tucker and Lorah Bailey Tucker Jarvis.

She was a resident of Brevard County, Fla., since 1977.

Surviving are nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Ellison; three sons, Cyrus, Noel and Gene Ellison; one granddaughter, Janie Lynn Mason; and one sister, Melba Jarvis.

Services were conducted in Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana, with Rev. J. Herbert Smith officiating.

BERNARD McDONALD

Bernard McDonald, 96, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at his home.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late Clay and Nancy McDonald.

He attended West Virginia University and Salem College. He was elected in 1930 to a four-year term as Calhoun County superintendent of schools. He taught in one-room schools throughout Calhoun.

He operated a farm since 1925 and was employed by W.Va. Dept. of Weights and Measures and Calhoun County ASC. He retired in 1970 from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

Surviving are one son, Daniel Clay McDonald of Sycamore; two daughters, Cathleen McDonald of Athens, Ohio, and Judy McDonald Jarvis of Mt. Zion; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Orr McDonald, in 2000; one brother, Dewitt McDonald; one sister, Denna McDonald; and one grandson, Kenneth McDonald.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

ROBERT BASNETT

Robert Basnett, 79, of Big Bend, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James and Virginia Starcher Basnett.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was captured by the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge and was held as a prisoner of war in a German prison camp from Dec. 31, 1944, until Apr. 15, 1945.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Kerby Basnett; three sons, Robert Basnett, Jr., and James Lee Basnett, both of Morgantown, N.C., and Terry Basnett of Zebulon, N.C.; three daughters, Judith Ann Meadows and Brenda Radabaugh, both of Big Springs, and Debra Basnett of Big Bend; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Barry Miller and Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

MARY STUMP

Mary M. Stump, 93, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clayton T. and Arminta C. Chapman Stump.

She was a former employee of Calhoun General Hospital, Grantsville, a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, and attended Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, John David Stump of Grantsville; one granddaughter, Deanna L. Tanner of Millwood; one grandson, Jason J. Stump of Fairmont; and one great-grandson, Jacob John Tanner.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating. Burial was in Clayton Stump Cemetery.

IRA UNDERWOOD

Ira Hugh Underwood, 80, of Sardis, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.

He was born in Centerpoint, the son of the late Robert O. and Orpha Hammon Underwood.

He was a World War II Army veteran, a retired employee of Paul Wissmach Glass Co., Paden City, and a member of Paden City Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, Glen Underwood of Sardis; one daughter, Carolyn Yoak of Heaters; two granddaughters, Carri Simpson of Tunnelton and Wyndi Yanero of Glenville; two grandsons, Michael Underwood of Sardis and Donald Underwood of Columbus, Ohio; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Stewart Underwood, in 1997; one son, Dale, in 1946; one brother; and three sisters.

Services were held at Jarvis Funeral Home, Paden City, with Evangelist Morris Hafley officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

 

LARRY STEVE WILMOTH


Larry Steve Wilmoth, 52, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Lewis County, the son of Leonard and Mary James Wilmoth of Normantown.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed by Hoosier Rapid Transit Co. He attended Lower Steer Run Baptist Church, Normantown, and was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Patricia Wilmoth; two sons, L. Steve Wilmoth II and James L. Wilmoth, both at home; one brother, Joe Wilmoth of Normantown; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mark Watkins and Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in James Cemetery, Normantown, with Masonic graveside rites.

IRENE JOHNSON

Irene E. Johnson, 80, of Grantsville, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Delbert John and Jessie Myrtle Calhoun Cooper.

She retired from B.F. Goodrich in 1986. She was in the Foster Grandmothers Program at Pleasant Hill Elementary and was a Methodist.

Surviving are three sons, Donald W. Johnson and wife Helen, Lewis Johnson and Mark P. Johnson and wife Robecca, all of Grantsville; one daughter, Phyllis J. Malona and husband Jerry of Grantsville; two brothers, Harold Cooper of Newark, Ohio, and Ritchie Cooper of Elizabeth; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Okey Johnson; one son, Charles E. Johnson; and two brothers, Rolla and Bernie Cooper.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

JOHN HARRIS

John Harris, 92, of Akron, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Isaac and Lily Dale Vannoy Harris.

He was retired from Babcock & Wilcox Co., Barberton, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Ethel; one son, Robert E. Harris; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews in the Grantsville area.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Services were held at Hecker Funeral Home, Uniontown, Ohio, with Pastor Robert Webb officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

BEULAH BUTLER

Beulah Mace Butler, 94, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Grant Church and Rebecca Roberts Mace.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed painting. She was a lifetime member of Rebekah Lodge for over 50 years and attended Slate United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Clifford W. Butler; three sons, Ronald L. and Arnold C. Mace, both of Spencer, and Larry L. Mace of Given; one half-sister, Winnie Motich of Barberton, Ohio; one half-brother, Denzil Mace of Spencer; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gay L. Mace, in 1975; and two sons, Leslie Mace and Garland D. Mace.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

CHESTER CHANEY

Chester I. Chaney, 81, of Huntington, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Mariner Health Care Center.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Burge of Calhoun County; three step-daughters, Barbara Fortner and Dianne Martin, both of Huntington, and Carolyn Wendland of Radcliff, Ky.; one step-son, Darrell Hensley of Huntington; and two sisters, Shirley and Betty.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zelma Loretta Chapman Chaney.

Services were held at Regar Funeral Chapel, Huntington. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

MARJORIE BARNETT

Marjorie J. Barnett, 75, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Violet Ball Bush.

Shewas a 1943 graduate of Parkersburg High School, 1946 graduate of Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, and a graduate of Ohio State University School of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a family planning nurse practitioner. After serving in the Army Nurses Corp during World War II, she was an instructor at CCMH School of Nursing from 1958-1961. After working as a private duty nurse and as a staff nurse at CCMH for many years, she then served as Home Health Care coordinator at CCMH prior to retiring from Planned Parenthood in 1986. She was a past elder and youth leader at Beechwood Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Lynelle C. Barnett of Columbus, Ohio, and Andrea Lee Brown of Parkersburg; two sons, Joseph Barnett of Parkersburg and Benjamin Barnett of Coolville, Ohio; one sister, Yvonne Bush White of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Harry R. Barnett; one brother; and two sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Sister Jean Colombo officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

ORIN ‘Bud’ BUTLER

Orin “Bud” Butler of Georgetown, Tenn., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at his home.

Surviving are his wife, Edith “Edie Lou” Waldo Butler; one son, Greg of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Dorthy J. Smith of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Hopkins-Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Don Glenn officiating.

Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron. Memorial service was held at East Chattanooga Church of God where he was a lifetime member.

SHIRLEY SAMPSON

Shirley A. Mace Sampson, 42, of Orma, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Oral and Ernestine Hoskins Mace.

She was employed at Spencer Veneer Co., Spencer.

Surviving are one son, Matthew Sampson of Orma; three daughters, Marjorie Sampson, Jessica McKown and April McKown, all of Orma; four brothers, Kenneth Mace and Jim Mace, both of Chloe, Harley Mace of Heaters and Jeff Mace of Arnoldsburg; six sisters, Kathy Stevens of Charleston, Lillie O’Brien of Gandeeville, Lou Johnson of Grantsville, June Sampson of Stumptown, Becky Stagg of Spencer, and Deb Mace of Arnoldsburg.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Mace Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

HENRY STURM

Henry L. Sturm, 76, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Mark Care Rest Home, McConnelsville, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fred and Geraldine Burrows Sturm, Sr.

He was retired from Pennzoil Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served in the Corps of Engineers. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, where he served on the board of trustees.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva, whom he married Aug. 1, 1943; one daughter, Rebecca Ann Elgleke of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Cunningham of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Deon Sturm of Citra, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ershel Sturm and Fred Sturm, Jr.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. D.L. Kerby officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

ALICE ‘Tootsie’ McCORMICK

Alice “Tootsie” McCormick, 57, of Grantsville, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Hoy D. and Nola Richards Meadows.

She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, where she was also a Secret Sister.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard Duane McCormick and wife Sharlette of Mt. Zion and Franklin D. McCormick and wife Sherry of Grantsville; one sister, Blonda Richards of Parkersburg; one brother, William Meadows of Grantsville; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Law and Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

JOE CRADDOCK

Joe A. Craddock, 67, of Spencer, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Oral and Grace Atkinson Craddock.

He worked 35 years for C&P Telephone Co. and AT&T, retiring in 1990. He continued in telephone
contracting business until his death.

He was a 1952 graduate of Spencer High School, where he played football and basketball. He was a member of Spencer Church of the Nazarene and Spencer-Roane Volunteer Fire Dept. He served as assistant fire chief for eight years and was a 50-year member of the department.

He was selected Citizen of the Year by Roane County Chamber of Commerce for 2000.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Anna Belle Webb Craddock; one daughter, Angela Mace of Spencer; four sons, Jeff of Ashland, Ky., Greg of Ripley, and Chris and Mark, both of Spencer; six granddaughters; eight grandsons; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Janet Burgess of Spencer and Linda Reed of Ripley.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother and two infant grandsons.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Tim Bess officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer.

RUFFUS JUDSON McCUMBERS

Ruffus Judson McCumbers, 70, of Nicut, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Nicut, the son of the late Samuel and Viola Tucker McCumbers.

He was retired from Dept. of Highways, Braxton County.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Edith M. McCumbers; one son, Samuel John McCumbers of Nicut; three daughters, Brenda M. Dickey and Peggy Craddock, both of Nicut, and Trevia J. Fulks of Calhoun County; one brother, Clyde McCumbers of Rosedale; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy, Joshua, Eric, Stephanie and Jessie McCumbers, Amanda Dickey Booher, Kyle and Christopher Craddock, and Samantha, Michael and Alisha Fulks; and two great-granddaughters,
Kristen Nicole Booher and Branwyn Faith Elliott.

He was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Mt. Run Cemetery.

VELMA DRAKE

Velma S. Drake, 92, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late Leonard and Flora Hackney Starcher.

She attended Grace Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Drake of Vienna and Charles Drake of Princeton; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lessie Larch of Hometown and Bertie Beckett of Hurricane; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Drake, in 1985; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Todd Hill officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Roane County.

WINNIE ELLAGENE TREANTAFEL

Winnie Ellagene Treantafel, 67, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Paisley, Fla.

She was born at Elkview, the daughter of the late Harry L. and Mildred L. Myers Hawkins.

She was a homemaker and was a resident of Chloe from 1987-99.

Surviving are three sons, David P. Wriston of Parkersburg, Rick G. Wriston of Albuquerque, N.M., and John D. Wriston of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Phala Wriston of Paisley; and six grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Josiah Jarvis Cemetery, Oka Road, Chloe, with Rev. Hank Wriston officiating.

WAULINE SNYDER

Wauline Snyder, 69, of Glenville, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Hugh and Hazel Townsend Snyder.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Snyder; and two sisters, Kathleen Lydick
and Anabell Snyder.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, Glenville.

DENZAL GUNN

Denzal C. Gunn, 81, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his residence.

A private family burial was held at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

WINFORD LIFE, SR.

Winford E. Life, Sr., 76, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Howard and Tollie Life.

He worked for George Norris Construction, Belpre, for more than 15 years. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II and Korean War and was a recipient of a Good Conduct medal.

Surviving are three daughters, Helen Deem, Carolyn Sue Bennett and Anna Judson, all of Parkersburg; three sons, Winford E. Life, Jr., of Parkersburg, Russell C. Life of Kent, Ohio, and Jackie L. Life of Chloe; one brother, Pearl Life of Lubeck; and one step-brother, James Kearns of Albany, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Life, in 1972; his step-mother, Violet Life; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Michael Seebaugh
officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre.

JANIE CHAMP

Janie M. Maze Champ, 92, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Camden-Clark Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William Maze and Bertha Cunningham Brown.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hour of Faith Tabernacle Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Pauline Deem of Parkersburg; two sons, Denzil Champ of Parkersburg and Donsel Champ of New Mexico; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Leroy Champ; one brother, Bernard Maze; and one granddaughter, Karen Sue Champ.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Elder Clair R. Ruble officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

KAYLEE LYNN JONES

Kaylee Lynn Jones, 2, of Big Bend, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, following an accident.

She was the daughter of Kristin Jones of Big Bend and Jason Winnell of Ripley.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her step-mother, Michelle Winnell of Ripley; maternal grandparents, Nick and Terry Jones of Big Bend; paternal grandparents, Bud and Linda Winnell of Palestine; one step-sister, Cayla Smith of Ripley; two special cousins, Tea Boatright and Caleb Schoolcraft, both of Big Bend; and aunt Nikki Boatright of Big Bend.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Walter Jones and Buck Harris.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William D. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

THOMAS EARL SMITH

Thomas Earl Smith, 50, of Winona, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, from injuries received in a trucking accident in St. Croix County, Wisc.

He was born in Kanawha County, the son of Marie Wilson of Arnoldsburg and the late Clarence E. Smith.

He was a graduate of St. Albans High School and was employed by TTI Trucking Co., Fond Du Lac, Wisc.

Surviving are his wife, Karla, and two step-children, Amy and Andy Miller.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Smith, in 1996.

Services were held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilson, Minn., with Rev. Paul C. Stratman officiating.

BONNIE MILLER

Bonnie E. Miller, 78, of Windham, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at University Hospital, Cleveland.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Emery and Blanche Goodrich Bailey.

She was a former employee of Hiram College and was a member of Windham Church of Christ.

Surviving are six daughters, Rhonda Cisney and Nadine Dunn, both of Warren, Ohio, Eileen Kerns of Elyria, Ohio, Garnett Brock of Garrettsville, Ohio, Carrie Miller of Ripley and Susan O’Connor of Windham; three brothers, Arden Bailey of Elizabeth, Arnett Bailey of Warren and Arlan Bailey of Crowder, Okla.; four sisters, Pauline Nutter and Shelby Valentine, both of Elizabeth, Bessie Newell of Orma and Glennis Crites of Windham; 14 grand-children; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orbert Miller; one brother, Curtis Bailey; and one sister, Mildred Hannah.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora.

HILDA BOGGS

Hilda Boggs, 50, of Mineral Wells, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was a member of Big Tygart United Methodist Church and was a first grade teacher at Mineral Wells Elementary School.

Surviving are her husband, Ray Boggs; one son, Kenneth Boggs; and two brothers, Gary and Randy Stump.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Mineral Wells. Burial was in Big Tygart Cemetery.

BRENDA CLUTE

Brenda Clute, 42, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Charleston.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Peggy Marie Casto Carter of Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Clute; one daughter, Tabitha Clute; one son, Joe Clute; and five sisters, Donna Krantz of Spencer, Vicky Dye and Lisa Wigal, both of North Carolina, Pamela Baxter of Florida and Teresa McClain of Maryland.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

ANNA GUNN

Anna M. Gunn, 74, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Charles R. and Mamie Parsons Moore.

She was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Bobby Gunn of Vienna; one daughter, Jill Ellson of Medford, Ore.; one sister, Wanda Conley of Parkersburg; and two grandsons, Criss Gunn of Logan and Thomas Ward of Coshocton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gunn, and three sisters.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating.

EARL KING

Earl B. King, 80, of Tamassee, S.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George Franklin King and Aretha Hicks King.

He was retired from the U.S. Army, where he received a Purple Heart. He served during World War II in the 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop. He was a lifelong member of DAV Post 16, Parkersburg, and had attended Faith Tabernacle Church, Seneca, S.C.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma I. Bonnell King of Tamassee; one step-son, James Cox of Tamassee; one step-daughter, Elsie Deane Killibrew of Farmington, Ark.; one sister, Vesta O’Neal of Chloe; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Pollie Orr of Tamassee and Bill and Marie West of Parkersburg and Pastor Charles Stinett of Seneca.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Harlan B. Hodge officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

ERMAL WESTFALL

Ermal A. Westfall, 91, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Frank and Lula Hayhurst Metz.

She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are one son, Scottie Westfall of Grantsville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Park Westfall; one son; and two daughters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

ZANNA ANDERSON

Zanna O. Anderson, 79, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late James and Lula Duncan Bailey.

She retired from MFG Rockwell International after 27 years of service and was a truck driver for Anderson Enterprises. She was a member of Ladies of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Army/Navy Union.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, William; one son, Gene of Ashtabula; one daughter, Bernadine Fanning of Ashtabula; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mae Keidel of Texas City, Tex., and Irene Whelpley of North Kingsville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard; and four brothers, James Jr., Jennings, Gomer and Ronzel Bailey.

Services were held at Guerriero Funeral Home, Ashtabula, with Rev. Evan Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Monroe Cemetery.

MAXINE FLINN

Maxine Flinn, 73, of Grantsville, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at SunBridge of Glenville.

She was born in Stinson, the daughter of the late Grover and Rebecca Green Flinn.

She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Marlin Flinn of Oklahoma; two sisters, Lula Norman of Grantsville and Madeline Wines of Alum Creek; one brother, Ralph Flinn of Stinson; two grandchildren, Franklin Flinn and Terry Lee Wiggins, both of Oklahoma; and two great-grandchildren, Colton Ray Flinn and Harlee Ann Wiggins, both of Oklahoma.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold and Rev. Don Dawson officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

WILLIAM ROBERT MULLENS

William Robert Mullens, 70, of Glenville, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at United Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born at Persinger, Nichols County, the son of the late Roma and Flora Martin Mullens.

 He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a retired electrician. He was a member of Glenville Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Eloise M. Mullens; one son, Michael Mullens of Lincoln, Neb.; one step-daughter, Debra Adams of Glenville; and one nephew.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Sam Guinn and Evangelist Steve Boggess officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

ORES COLLINS

Ores Collins, 96, of Normantown, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late William F. and Florence Minney Collins.

He started driving team for Hope Natural Gas Co. at the age of 16 and went into a partnership with O.A. Collins in a general store in Lockney from 1921-1927. He operated a gas station in Lockney from 1928-70 and raised beef cattle until 1985. He served on the Gilmer County Board of Education from 1948-1952 and as a committee member and president of Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, and received a Community Service Award in 1985 from Gilmer County Farm Bureau.

He was a trustee of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, from 1950-1985 and superintendent of the Sunday School for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife of 75 years, Juanita Stump Collins; one daughter, Hannah Florence Davis of Toledo, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was the last member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by three brothers, Arnett, Hayward and Hollie Collins, and two sisters, Monnie Boggs and Jewell Kuhl.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Larry VanHorn, Elder Larry Fisher and Rev. Lester Walker officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

RAY ELMORE METZ

Ray Elmore Metz, 99, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, in Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley.

He was born at Leatherbark, the son of the late William and Minnie Price Metz.

He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are one son, Harold E. Metz of Barberton, Ohio, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opha B. Pursley Metz in 1998; four sons, Don, Gene, John and Allen Metz; and several brothers and sisters.

Graveside services were held at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Leatherbark.

RHODA BLANCHE JONES

Rhoda Blanche Jones, 86, of Leading Creek, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at her home.

She was born on Yellow Creek, the daughter of the late Arthur Bailey (Doc) Richards and Indiana Taylor Richards.

She was a housewife.

Surviving are four daughters, Shirley Taylor and husband Douglas and Betty Jenkins and husband Eddie, all of Big Bend, Wanda Dye and husband Keith of Midland, N.C., and Carol Ritchie and husband Tommy of Hawkinsville, Ga.; three sons, Darl Jones and wife Carol of Statesville, N.C., Russell Jones and wife Vickie of Big Springs and Donald Welch and wife Lola of Macon, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Fumiko Welch of Mt. Zion; 19 grand-children; one step-grandchild; 20 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Welch; her second husband, Harley Jones, Apr. 28, 2001; one son, William F. “Bill” Welch; two granddaughters, including Debra Taylor Fowler; six sisters, Minnie Eagle, Eliza Jane Wilson, Dessie Goodnight, and Alma, Thelma and Opal, who died in infancy; and five brothers, Willard and Lester Richards, and Oakie, Carl and Kenneth, who died in infancy.

 She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

SUSIE STARCHER

Susie V. Starcher, 81, of Spencer, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at home.

She was born in Leatherbark, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Arthelia Kerby Roach.

 She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are three daughters, Reta Carol Wycoff of Columbus, Ohio, Lois S. Cashdollar of Cross Lanes and Norma S. Harper of Spencer; four sons, Ronald R. Starcher of Falling Waters, Larry V. Starcher of Cross Lanes, Andrew Jackson Starcher of Canal Winchester, Ohio, and Warren E. Starcher of Spencer; two sisters, Sadie Wagoner of Parkersburg and Myrtle McCauley of Ravenswood; 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Earline Starcher, in 1978; one sister Hattie Whiting; and two brothers, Denver and Denzil Roach.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Victor Hayes officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

FRANK STACY COEN

Frank Stacy Coen, 68, of Ivydale, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Floyd and Ida Sharp Coen. He was a self-employed carpenter and mechanic and made stringed instruments.

Surviving are 11 daughters, Norma Westfall of Maysel, Paula Metheney, Deanna Hall, Reva Coen and Phyllis Tanner, all of Ivydale, Penny Coen of Chloe, Debbie Davis of Shock, Stacy Murphy, Melissa Drake and Shonda Tanner, all of Clay, and Jerri Drake of Duck; one sister, Elsie Behn of North Ridgeville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Otter Lick Church, Ivydale, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

BURL BUTLER

Burl Butler, 72, of Arnoldsburg Route, Spencer, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Perry and Dorothy Butler.

Surviving are three sons, Walter P. Butler of Las Vegas, Nev., Dan Butler of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Roger Butler of North Lawrence, Ohio; three daughters, Brenda Tyson of Norton, Ohio, Melody Butler of Orrville, Ohio, and Sarah Saltsman of Marshallville, Ohio; one brother, Gene Butler of Spencer; two sisters, Bessie Hall and Ruth Yearian, both of Spencer; and 13 grand-children.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Beech.

GLENNIS CARTER

Glennis Carter, 89, of Aurora, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Streetsboro, Ohio.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late James P. and Florence Santy Hardway.

 She was a member of Gip Community Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Nella Champion and Norma Perry, both of Streetsboro, and Connie Knepp of Aurora; two brothers, Gene Hardway of Mt. Zion and James Hardway of Elmira; two sisters, Irene Lambert and Hallie Lambert, both of Strange Creek; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Carter; two brothers, Casto and Brooks Hardway; and one sister, Nellie Reed.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Hardway Cemetery, Elmira.

GERALDINE MOORE

Geraldine Hersman Moore, 81, of Frametown, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at home.

She was the daughter of the late Garnett and Fanny Hersman.

She was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a 4-H leader and also taught Sunday School at Mt. Zion Church.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, (Roger) Monroe Moore; one son, Lawrence W. Moore of Frametown; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Frances Mowery of Parkersburg and Louvern Bragg of Clarksburg.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Services were held at Rosedale Baptist Church, with Elder Larry Fisher and Elder George Rose officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

FRANCES FREELAND

Frances M. Freeland, 69, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Everett A. and Maysel White Lowther.

 She had worked at Goodwill, Canton, Ohio, and was a homemaker. She was also a member of End Time Harvest Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Wanda Hutson, Joyce Ann Waybright, Margaret Blair and Darlene Hutson, all of Parkersburg; four sons, Everett Freeland of Cutler, Ohio, Larry Freeland of Lowell, Ohio, and Gregory Freeland and Roy Snyder, both of Parkersburg; 31 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Morris of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elza Freeland; infant twins, Larry and Gary Lee Freeland; two grandsons; one great-grandson; one sister; and one brother.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Frena Morehead officiating.

THELMA WEEKLEY

Thelma Weekley, 68, of Grantsville, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lester and Dutch Gainer Jarvis.

She was a 1950 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Edgar Weekley; one son, Doug Weekley of Doylestown, Ohio; one daughter, Debra Kerr of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; one sister, Ann Lloyd of Dayton, Nev.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Bernice Hustead, and one brother, Troy Jarvis.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. John Powell officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Nicut.

HERMA YOUNG GRAHAM

Herma Young Graham, 89, of Clarksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Clarksburg.

She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of United Methodist Church, Wooster, Ohio., Wooster Chapter Order of Eastern Star, and the White Shrine.

She lived much of her life at Valley Fork, before moving to Ohio where she lived until 1998.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Elizabeth Bullard, Helen Jordan and Jeanetta Campbell; two sons, John Lee Graham and Homer Graham, Jr.; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Homer Graham, Sr.; three grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback.

NORMAN DELYN LYNCH

Norman Delyn Lynch, 70, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Kethley House Nursing Home.

He was born in Lenoir, N.C., the son of the late Albert and Pearl Lynch.

He retired from Local 47, Window Cleaning Union, where he worked as a high-rise window cleaner for 35 years. He worked at Erieview Towers for 15 years.

He was a member of Aspinwall Church of God.

Surviving are his former wife, Ernestine; three sons, Michael Norman, Robert Dale and Michael Delyn Lynch; one step-son, L. Dennis Snider; one step-daughter, Barbara A. Wilson of Big Springs; one brother, Neil Lynch of Lenoir; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren, including two step-granddaughters of Big Springs; three great-grandchildren; and 10 step-greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two step-grandchildren.

Services were held at Aspinwall Church of God, Cleveland. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

LARRY KEITH KELLEY

Larry Keith Kelley, 54, of Crossville, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in Crossville.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Fred and Ednal Harden Kelley.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are one son, Michael Kelley of Taylor, Mich.; four grandchildren; one brother, Gerald “Jerry” Kelley of Grantsville; and four sisters, Garnet Kelley Barr and Betty Kelley Craddock, both of Grantsville, Katie Kelley-Wease of Novi, Mich., and Donna Kelley Bower of Milford, Mich.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Keith Kelley II.

Services were held at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Crossville. Memorial service was held at White Pine.

IZETTA ‘BABE’ BENNETT

Izetta “Babe” Bennett, 79, of Hurricane, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at home.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School, Class of 1941, and was a member of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane, and CCHS Alumni Association.

Surviving are three sons, Bob and Harold Bennett, both of Hurricane, and Ron Bennett of Sissonville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, and one son, Donnie.

Services were held at Forrest Burdette Memorial U.M. Church.

CHARLES LINCH, SR.

Charles Ray Linch, Sr., 83, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Emmett Andrew and Ethel Heck Linch.

He was an Army veteran, having served in World War II. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum after 26
years of service.

He was a past commander of VFW Post 6608, Elizabeth, and a member of Marietta Bible Center.

He was treasurer for Belpre Senior Citizens.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Helen Davidson Linch; five daughters, Ellen M. Wade and husband Delmas of Grantsville, Edna M. Ferree of Vienna, Edith M. Dresch of Glouster, Va., Goldine R. Hall of Parkersburg, and Dorothy G. Haddox of Belpre; two sons, Charles R. Linch, Jr., of Parkersburg and Robert L. Linch of Davidson, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Rebecca Mick of Moore, Okla., and Rachel Marian Getz of Canal Winchester, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister, and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor John Keoner officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens. Military graveside services were conducted by American
Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

ICY CHENOWETH

Icy Arnold Chenoweth, 88, of Lower Nicut, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Spencer.

She was a native of Calhoun County and a life-long member of Fairview Church, Lower Nicut.

She sang in many gospel groups and was retired from Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are two daughters, Bonita Hathaway of Union Grove, Ala., and Pauline Estes of Durham, N.C.; one sister, Golda Lawrence of Zanesville, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Chenoweth.

Services were held at Fairview Church, with Lowell Weekley officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

AUDRA CLEM

Audra B. Clem, 94, of Pettyville, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Homer and Rosie Jarvis Shawver.

She formerly worked at American Viscose Corp. and was a member of Pettyville United Methodist Church, where she was active in the choir, a Wesley Bible Class teacher, and past president of U.M. Women.

Surviving are three sisters, Sophia Smith of Parkersburg, Mildred Eifler of Marietta and Georgia Kaufman of Urbana, Ohio; one brother, Blaine Shawver of Williamstown; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen H. Clem, in 1979; two brothers, Homer Shawver, Jr., and Robert Shawver; three sisters, Edna Mullins, Irene George Caplinger and Janette Byram; and one half-sister, Orva Callen.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. James B. Arbogast officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Williamstown.

IDA CAMP

Ida Camp, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Essex Healthcare, Tallmadge, Ohio.

She was born in Douglas, Calhoun County, and was a resident of Akron, Ohio, most of her life.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Harless Camp; one son, John Camp of Brimfield, Ohio; two daughters, Margaret Holsberry and Barbara Ball, both of Akron; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Ugee Postalwait of Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Frances Cunningham; three sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Dave Fisher officiating. Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.

HAROLD BALL

Harold Ball, 84, of Valrico, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Fred Ball and Carrie McCune.

He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Marie Ball; one son, Fred Ball of Valrico; one daughter, Chris Carlson of Valrico; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stowers Brandon Chapel, Stowers Funeral Home, Valrico.

NELLIE SAMPSON

Nellie G. Sampson, 86, of Massillon, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Louise Booher.

Surviving are two daughters, Florence Rogers of Grantsville and Wanetta Rogers of Massillon; three sons, Wesley Sampson of Arnoldsburg, Delmer Sampson of Massillon and George Sampson of South Carolina; 30 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Sampson, on Aug. 4, 1999; one brother; three sisters; and two sons.

Services were held at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, Massillon, with Rev. Larry Emery officiating. Burial was in Massillon Cemetery.

LOLA LEONHART

Lola M. Leonhart, 93, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Ila Chichester Fore.

She was a homemaker and lifelong member of Kanawha Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one son, Donald W. Leonhart, and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Leonhart; one son, Eugene Leonhart; one daughter, Helen Parsons; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Kanawha Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Parsons officiating. Burial was in Kanawha Baptist Cemetery.

VICTOR BURNELL GOODRICH

Victor Burnell Goodrich, 82, of Normantown, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Dudley and Rushie McCumbers Goodrich. He was a timberman.

Surviving are one daughter, Wanda Self of Stout’s Mills; three sons, Gary, Dallas and Robert Goodrich, all of Normantown; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Goodrich; one son, Richard Goodrich; and one infant grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Upper Steer Run Cemetery, Normantown.

CHARLES COON

Charles H. Coon, 49, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Mt. Zion.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of Murlene J. Coon of Mt. Zion and the late Fred Coon. He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Darlene Prendergast Coon; two sons, Andrew S. Coon and Charles H. Coon, Jr., both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Asia L. Coon of Parkersburg; and four sisters, Sheila Hardbarger of Elizabeth, Beverly Wagoner of South Point, Ohio, Norma J. Coon of Mt. Zion and Sandra Luskin of Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Freddie D. Coon.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial was in Fred Coon Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

HARRY LEE CRISS

Harry Lee Criss, 82, of Portland, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001.

He was born at Milo, the son of the late Noah and Elsie Duffield Criss.

He was a member of the 7th Cavalry during World War II, serving 18 months in the Pacific as a heavy machine gunner. He retired from Republic Steel, Massillon, Ohio, and was a member of Massillon Baptist Temple. He attended Minnora Methodist Church and Stiversville Community Church.

Surviving are one son, David L. Criss of Dacula, Ga.; one daughter, Wanda L. Daily of Portland; one brother, Walter Criss of Spencer; one sister, Lucille Frazier of Big Otter; four grand-children; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Orma Siers Criss.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

JAMES RICHARDS

James E. Richards, 68, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arthur and Minnie Bennett Richards.

He was a U.S. Army veteran with service during the Korean War. He was formerly employed with
J.L. Steel Mill, Cleveland, Ohio, as a furnace operator, Kaiser Nelson Demolition Co., Cleveland, as a demolition expert, and R.J. Bob Jones Construction Co., Arkansas, as a heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Shultz Richards; four sons, Ronnie Kerns of Arizona, William “Billy” Kerns of Beckley, Danny Kerns of Florida and James E. Richards, Jr., of Parkersburg; five daughters, Lynn and Darlene Richards, both of Morgantown, Karen Kitchen of Virginia, Sandra Bonnefond of Maryland and Kellie Richards Moore of Parkersburg; two brothers, Cecil Richards of Elizabeth and Charles Richards of Parkersburg; one sister, Juanita Richards of Parkersburg; 25 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Richards; one sister, Evelyn Hall; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Richard Runion officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg.

DANNIE VANNOY

Dannie P. Vannoy, 86, of Millstone, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at HealthSouth, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Hillary L. and Hattie Bourne Vannoy.

He was a member of Minnora IOOF #246 and Sand Ridge Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Paul L. Vannoy and Ron G. Vannoy, both of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Geraldine Pratt of Alma and Genevieve Davis of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Bush Vannoy, in 1991; one son, Edward Earl Vannoy; two brothers, Edward and Kester Vannoy; and one granddaughter, Tina Sue Vannoy.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

WALLACE FOGLE

Wallace M. Fogle, 80, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late William and Maude Miller Fogle.

He was a member of Pipefitters Union Local 565. He worked for Daugherty and Co., Charleston, on
various projects, including Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital; St. Joseph’s Hospital; and Parkersburg Community College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Salinas and USS Roosevelt. He was a former member of Vienna Lions Club, and was active with Vienna Recreation, having assisted in building of Jackson Park tennis courts. He was a member of Wayside United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Candi Lanham of Morgantown, Connie Fuchs of Westerville, Ohio, and Debbie Tipper of Vienna; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth C. Peterson Fogle, in 1999.

Services were held at Wayside U.M. Church with Rev. Sandy Runion officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Full military rites were provided by American Legion Post 15.

DUANE BLACK

Duane H. Black, 70, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Edgar and Mary Harris Black.

He was a former resident of Calhoun County and was a veteran of the Korean War. He went to diesel school in Tennessee and attended sheet metal school in Institute.

Surviving are two sisters, Margaret (Iwana) Stevens of Cleveland, Ohio, and Kathryn Ellyson
of Fort Myers; one brother, Albert Black of Wewahitchka, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was held at a later date.

ANNA OPAL STUMP

Anna Opal Stump, 85, of Spencer, formerly of Chloe, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Spencer and Lula Jarvis Tanner.

She was a Christian, a homemaker and a member of Sand Run Gospel Tabernacle, Elkview. She was a former pianist for Calhoun County Quartet and served alongside her husband in the gospel ministry for 44 years.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Jack Stump, and one niece, Vicki Karabinus of Medina, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Tanner.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Hubert Woods officiating.
Burial was in Lamb Cemetery, Chloe.

EVELYN HERSMAN

Evelyn J. Hersman, 88, of Barboursville, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital, Huntington.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Everett and Pearl Smith Kerby.

She was a homemaker and member of Cottageville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Delores J. Donohue of Milton and Peggy A. Crowder of Barboursville; two brothers, Hubert Kerby and Warren “Bud” Kerby, both of Calhoun County; four sisters, Velma Prine of Ripley, Mabel Treadway of Buchanan Dam, Tex., Tessie Cluts of Orlando, Fla., and Fostine K. Barker of Florida; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hugh Hersman.

Services were held at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Pastor Michael Dean officiating. Burial was in Cottageville U.M. Church Cemetery.

EDWARD WOODROW KELLEY

Edward Woodrow Kelley, 84, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at White Pine, the son of the late Grover C. Kelley and Edna Roberts Kelley.

He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater. He retired in 1979 from Union Carbide Metals, Marietta, after 27 years of service. He was a member of Local 3639 Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Hazel Nicholas Kelley; two daughters, Delilah Potter of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Sharon Phillips of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; nine great-grand-children; one step-great-grandson; and one sister, Ermal Rada-baugh of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

GRANVILLE PAUL PARSONS

Granville Paul Parsons, 61, of Market Manor, Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Bownemont, the son of the late Myron A. Parsons and Margie DeWees.

Surviving are his step-mother, Arlene Cutright of Washington; one brother, Glenver Parsons of Fernindina Beach, Fla.; six sisters, Stephanie Canfield of Parkersburg, Barbara Parsons of Middleburg, Fla., Juanita Motley of Opelika, Ala., Wanda Merick of Cleveland, Janet Smarr of Parkersburg and Myra Flinn of Belleville; three step-brothers, Roy Anderson of Middleburg, Fla., William “Bill” Anderson of Arnoldsburg and Fred Anderson of Polkton, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janette Parsons, and one sister, Ellen Gault.

Memorial service was held at Cedar Grove Community Building with Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating. His body was donated to Human Gift Registry, Morgantown.

CHARLES DALLAS RICHARDS

Charles Dallas Richards, 61, of White Pine, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arthur and Minnie Bennett Richards.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a mechanic.

Surviving are one son, Corky Richards of Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter, Pamela Dyer of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Waunita Cunningham of Grantsville; and one brother, Cecil Glen Richards of Newark.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

JAMES EARL WILSON

Rev. James Earl Wilson, 79, of Mantua, Ohio, died at his home.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Clark and Olive Wilson.

He was a veteran of World War II and had lived in Mantua since 1967. He retired in 1976 from Steel Improvement Co. after 30 years of service. He was a member of Mantua Country Baptist Church and pastored in churches in the Cleveland area as well as Brady Lake Church since 1962. He sang
with his church quartet for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Odell Frederick Wilson; four daughters, Patricia Resman of Streetsboro, Ohio, Deloras Carpenter of Mantua, Cora Johnson of Burton, Ohio, and Shirley Damon of Louisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren; five great-grand-children; one brother, Opha C. Wilson of St. Marys; and two sisters, Ila Hildreth of Indiana and Arnell Davis of St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Olive Lou Wilson, in 1962; one brother, Troy; and one sister, June Freed.

Services were held at Green’s Funeral Home, Mantua, with Rev. Jake Puckett officiating. Burial was in Westlawn Cemetery, Mantua Township.

LILA HODGEN

Lila Hathaway Hodgen, 77, of Davisville, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County and retired from Corning.

Surviving are two daughters, Veda Laray Adkins of Parkersburg and Linda S. Wenmoth of Vienna; three brothers; two sisters; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands and several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

VIRGINIA DEARIEN

Virginia E. Dearien, 62, of Gay, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was the daughter of the late Glenn and Gypsie Tanner Allen.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Dearien of Gay; one son, Michael Butler of Huntington; one step-son, Thomas Dearien, Jr., of Hurricane; one step-daughter, Sonya Dearien Baker of Fredericksburg, Va.; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

HAROLD SANDS

Harold R. Sands, 93, of Rosedale, Gilmer County, died Monday, Dec. 3, in Clarksburg.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Nelson and Victoria Carroll Sands.

He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways and was a member and a deacon of Rosedale Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Vergie Sands; two daughters, Doris Shepherd of Ohio and Marlene Linger of Jane Lew; two sons, Carroll Sands of Buckhannon and Bob Sands of Florida; one sister, Vergie Moore of Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services were held at Rosedale Baptist Church, Rosedale, with Elder Roger Stewart and Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Baptist Church Cemetery.

GEORGE LEWIS KING

George Lewis King, 77, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Emmons Theodore and Katherine Hannah Parry King.

He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, serving in the 501st regiment, 101 Airborne Division. He became a prisoner of war at age 19 after being captured on D-Day, June 6, 1944, in the Normandy Invasion. He was a POW for almost a year before escaping in May, 1945. He was retired from DuPont and was a member of First Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 15.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, R. Imogene King; one daughter, Linda Lee Ingham of Parkersburg; two sons, G. Lewis King of Parkersburg and Steven P. King of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services were were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. James Kinsler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 15.

PEARL BLOSSER

Pearl Jetty Blosser, 89, of Davisville, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Perry and Alma Mae Brown Mick.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Price Blosser; one son, Delbert Wilson of Parkersburg; one brother, Otis Mick of Ritchie County; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Eleanor Chamberlain and Bernice Smith.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. William Combs officiating Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

MANFORD PARSONS

Manford Parsons, 83, of Elizabeth, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Henry C. and Lucy Tucker Parsons.

He was a timberman, farmer, and molasses maker.

Surviving are his wife, Ola Greathouse Parsons; two daughters, Opal Adams and Barbara King, both of Elizabeth; three sons, Holly Parsons, Sherman Parsons and Steve Parsons, all of Elizabeth; one brother, Everett Parsons of Petroleum; one sister, Vada Reip of Orma; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

MANFORD DOYLE DIGMAN

Manford Doyle Digman, 79, of Navarre, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, in Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio.

He was born in Mt. Zion, the son of the late French and Mattie Woodford Digman.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and retired from Timken Co. after 32 years of service. He was a member of Golden Lodge 1123 and Anchor Baptist Church, Massillon, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Evelyn Lura Digman; one son, Rodney Digman of Massillon; one daughter, Marilyn Dorak of Canton; one brother, Darrell Digman of Monroe Falls, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Kenny Digman and Larry Digman; one daughter, Donna P. Young; one grandson, Joey Dorak; one sister; and six brothers.

Services were held at Anchor Baptist Church, Massillon, with Rev. Mark Jacobs officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills Burial Park.

OCIE ‘GRANNY’ INGRAM

Ocie “Granny” Ingram, 84, of Ripley, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Harry and Cora Metz Koon.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, JoAnn Hurst of Ravenswood; two brothers, Sheldon Koon of Fayetteville and Carl Koon of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Marjorie Johnson of St. Albans; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest A. Ingram; three children, Gary Lee Ingram, Charles Edward Ingram and an infant daughter; three brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Noble Adkins officiating. Burial was in Bowers Cemetery, Spencer.

LAURA FORD MORRISON

Laura Ford Morrison, 78, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Doddridge County, the daughter of the late Glenn L. and Susie Seager Ford.

She was a 1945 graduate of W.Va. Wesleyan College and was a member of Wesleyan College Emeritus Club, Seventh Day Baptist Church, Salem, and Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville.

She had been a member of Grantsville Civic Club, a 4-H and Girl Scout leader, and active in Calhoun General Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, William B. Morrison; one daughter, Susan Pitts of Grantsville; one son, William G. Morrison of Cross Lanes; two brothers, Carroll L. Ford of Indianapolis, Ind., and Samuel L. Ford of Louisville, Ky.; and one sister, Doris Holpp of Wilkesboro, N.C.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lowell Ford, and two sisters, Gleneva Murray and Mary Esther Ford.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev.
C.M. McDonald officiating. Burial was in Morrison Church Cemetery, Flatwoods.

ELVA WILSON

Elva Duskey Wilson, 96, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Richardson, the daughter of the late James and Joanna Duskey and granddaughter of Daniel Duskey of the Moccasin Rangers.

She was a member of Hathor Court 3, Ladies Oriental Shrine, Royal Court 5, Order of the Amaranth, Bethany Shrine 4, Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem, and Parkersburg Chapter 14 Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons, Robert J. Wilson and Homer L. Wilson, both of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C. Wilson; seven brothers, Brooks, Mont, Charles, Sr., Daniel, George, French and James Everett “Bill”; and four sisters, Amy Stutler, Edith Brite, Tensey Kirby and Myrtle Ritchie.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home with Rev. Wendell Stutler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

EVERETT SHAMBLIN

Everett W. Shamblin, 81, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, in Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Augusta.

He was born at Ivydale, the son of the late Willie and Stella Jane Jarvis Shamblin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippine Islands and South
Korea, and was a former employee of Goodyear Aircraft, Akron, Ohio. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a life member of American Legion Post #21, Spencer.

Surviving are three daughters, Kathryn Buckey and Christine Smith, both of Akron, and Brenda Stump of Nebo; four brothers, Bill Shamblin of Uniontown, Ohio, Ralph Shamblin of Akron, Roscoe Friend of Evergreen and Larry Shamblin of California; and seven sisters, Nora Pascarella of Pompano Beach, Fla., Gladys Boyer and Audrey Schlagenhauser, both of Akron, Tillie Knight and Ruth Staff, both of Augusta, and Anna Mae Moore and Oleta Friend, both of Deepwater.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Nebo. Military graveside rites were conducted by American Legion Post #21.

DELLA MOREHEAD DAWSON

Della Morehead Dawson, 100, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Yellow Creek, the daughter of the late George and Jerusha Adams Morehead.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Cecil (Jack) Dawson and Larry Dawson, both of Grantsville, Donald Dawson of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lanny Dawson of Millstone; two daughters, Georgia Smith of Cleveland and Deloris (Boots) Richards of Big Springs with whom she had resided; 30 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil H. Dawson, in 1983; one son, Jesse Eugene Dawson; one daughter, Janice Whipkey; five brothers; two sisters; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones and Rev. Mary
Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend.

JOSEPH DAVIS

Joseph H. Davis, 75, of Warren, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Alonzo and Minnie G. Shimer Davis.

He worked for 30 years as a tool and die maker for Babcox & Wilcox Co., Barberton, Ohio. He was a member of Covenant Chapel, Bluffton.

Surviving are his wife, Kitty L. Scott; one daughter, Connie Higginbotham of Warren; two sons, Mike Davis of Fairview and David Davis of Barberton; three children raised in the Davis home, Willie Higginbotham of Akron and Nathan Nutter and Jason Nutter, both at home; one sister, Ethel Kirby of Mineral Wells; one brother, Clarence Davis of Belpre, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladolia F. Kerby, in 1973; two step-children; and one brother.

Services were held at Green Lawn Cemetery Chapel, Akron, with Pastor Arley Higginbotham
officiating.

ELSIE RIDDLE

Elsie Riddle, 75, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was the daughter of the late McKinley and Anthie Mae Blankenship Bailey.

She attended Church of God, Cyclone.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Riddle and wife Patty of Cyclone and James Riddle and George Riddle, both of Grantsville; two daughters, Gladys Toler and husband Jimmy of Cyclone and Kathy Bailey and husband Dennis of Mt. Zion; one brother, Johnny Bailey of Cyclone; three sisters, Arminie Stapleton of Oceana, Mirna Toler of Cyclone and Nellie Paner of Metheney; 12 grand-children; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Riddle, in 1994; two sons, William and Jimmy Dean Riddle; one daughter, Patricia Gail Riddle; three sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Louis Villers officiating. Burial was in Clayton Stump Cemetery.

VIRGINIA STARCHER

Virginia B. Slider Starcher, 87, of Vienna, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Barnes Run, the daughter of the late William Harvey and Oma Yeager Slider.

She was a homemaker and attended Sand Hill United Methodist Church, Boaz.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Clifford Starcher; one daughter, Jean S. Broughton of Marietta, Ohio; one brother, Harry Slider of California; one sister, Greta Sampson of Akron, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Judith Ann Sams; and nine brothers and sisters, William, George and Harley Slider, Elva Naylor, Ellen Craddock, Ollie Starcher, Lova Whytsell, Bessie Allen and Deane Slider.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Jeff Nolte officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

OPAL ROBERTS McMILLIN

Opal Roberts McMillin, 93, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, in Martinsburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Burrows Radabaugh.

She was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church, Martinsburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Edda Barnes of Martinsburg; one foster daughter, Juanita Malcum of Belpre, Ohio; two grand-children; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two foster grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Simon Roberts; her second husband, Albert McMillin; one daughter, Geniece Roberts; and one grandson, Terance Barnes.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts and Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

PAUL DOOLITTLE

Paul V. Doolittle, 61, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Glenville, the son of the late Rufus Doolittle, Sr., and Susie Grady Doolittle.

He was employed by Acme Construction for over 30 years as a railroad construction superintendent.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Mary Anne Knisely Doolittle of Grantsville; two sons, Paul Doolittle, Jr., and Ricky Doolittle, both of Warren, Ohio; two daughters, Wanda Doolittle and Mary Paulette Keener, both of Warren; two brothers, Everett Doolittle of Creston and Raymond Doolittle of Garrettsville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, two sisters, and two nephews.

Services were held at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home, Garrettsville. Burial was in Harrington Cemetery, Nelson Township, Ohio.

MARSHALL RADER

Marshall Eugene Rader, 75, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lonnie and Roxie Sommerville Rader.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and retired in 1990 from Keene Corp. He was a member of Christ Mission Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Marshall P. Rader of Concord, N.C., and Mark E. Rader of Vincent, Ohio; four daughters, Sylvia J. Lyons of Belleville, Linda S. Kebaugh of Hendersonville, Tenn., Mona L. Law of Belpre and Marion L. Alleman of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Silas Rader and Jennings Rader; two sisters, Dale Barnes and Roselee Meyers; and special friends, Gail and Pauline Gillespie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucia Pauline Rader; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mark Watkins officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

WILLIAM STARCHER

Word has been received of the death of William Starcher of Northfield, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Amie Norman Starcher; children, Bill, Chuck and Lucille; grandchildren, Debra, Cathy, Ron and Rick; and great-grandchildren, Brandon, Shelby, Wayne, Chase and Sonny.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Services were held at Ferfolia Funeral Home, Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

LULA MAE PURVIS

Lula Mae Purvis, 76, of Smithville, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Columbia, Ken., the daughter of the late Leslie P. and Laura Anne Rowe Coomer.

Surviving are three daughters, Judy Purvis of Smithville, Lisa Purvis of Grantsville and Wanda Duff of South Carolina; three brothers, Paul Coomer, J.C. Coomer and Russell Coomer; eight sisters, Lena Belle Bryant, Hattie Marie Montfort, Mildred Vaughn, Vickie Coomer, Dora Jean Grant, Lou Anne Estes, Peggy Freeman and Irene Warner; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alfred Purvis, and one brother.

Memorial services were held later.

VICTOR PAUL BROWNING

Victor Paul Browning, 51, of Davisville, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at his residence.

He was born at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., the son of the late Paul Browning and Adelia Jane Garrity Browning Devore.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he received a purple heart. He retired from Public Debt after 26½ years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Bush Browning; three daughters, Hope and Charity Browning, both of Parkersburg, and Faith Browning of Chillicothe, Ohio; two step-sons, David Shook and Steven Shook of Davisville; three brothers, Stephen Devore of Washington, John B. Devore III of Minnesota and Thomas Wasileski of Carrboro, N.C.; one sister, Rose Daggert of Stockport, Ohio; father-in-law, Donald Bush of Grantsville; one sister-in-law, Linda Wilsman of Parkersburg; one brother-in-law, Dick Bush of Grantsville; one uncle, David Garrity of Parkersburg; two step-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Buddy.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Parks.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Mike Kerns officiating. Full military rites were given by American Legion Post 15.

VELDA WHYTSELL

Velda M. Whytsell, 96, of Sand Ridge, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001.

She was born at Richardson, the daughter of the late Alex and Jennie Wright Ritchie.

She was retired from Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville, and was a member of Sycamore Methodist Church and VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving are one daughter, Bessie Sutherland of Hines; one son, Ed Whytsell of Florence, Wisc.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edwin Whytsell; one daughter; and six sons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

DERRICK SHELLEY

Derrick W. Shelley, 25, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at his home.

He was born in Hampton, Va., the son of Sheila Butler of Grantsville and William L. Shelley, Jr., of Newark Valley, N.Y.

He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, near
Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Britney Shelley of Chloe; his step-father, Billy D. Butler of Grantsville; four brothers, Dustin Shelley, David Dodd, Jacob Dodd and John Dodd, all of Grantsville; two step-sisters, Sharma Butler, Sabrina Butler and Jessie Butler, all of Elizabeth; two step-brothers, Brent Butler of North Carolina and Jacob Butler of Creston; and his maternal grandmother, Lona Falls of Grantsville.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora.

KATHARINA JOSAPHINE KNIGHT

Katharina Josaphine Knight, 74, of Petersburg, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Kalsdorf, Rumania, the daughter of William and Josaphine Preiss.

Along with a brother, sister and their mother, she survived being in a German prison camp during World War II. After their release, the family moved to Hevchlina, Germany, to live. She trained to be a nurse, and it was there she met and later married Olen C. Knight. After being discharged from the U.S. Army, they resided at Pleasant Hill for a while.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Olen C. Knight of 1813 Brandon Ave., Petersburg, VA 23805, originally from Calhoun County; one former daughter-in-law, Ruth, and two grandchildren, Laura and Brian Knight, all of Petersburg; one chosen son, Lee Akers and wife April; one son, Aaron of Richmond, Va.; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in the Calhoun area.

She was preceded in death by one son, William V. Knight.

Memorial service was held in Petersburg.

MYRTLE JARVIS HAUGHT

Myrtle Jarvis Haught, 88, of Raleigh, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Brighton Gardens Special Care Unit, Raleigh.

She was born and raised in Grantsville.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg, was an active member at Clarksburg Country Club and Oral Lake Fishing Club, and served as an auxiliary volunteer at UHC for several years.

Surviving are two daughters, Josephine Nerhood and Melissa Stanley, both of Raleigh; four grandchildren; two great-grand-children; three sisters, Una Jarvis of Clarksburg, Lois Davis of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Ola Stalfort of Grantsville; and nine nieces and nephews, Robert F. Riggs, William L. Fouse, Claude A. Fouse, Joseph L. Jarvis, Richard L. Jarvis, Alan W. Davis, Barbara Halles, Robin Canapp, and John Jarvis Stalfort.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Joseph William Haught, on Mar. 10, 1965.

Memorial service was held at Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh. Burial was near Grantsville.

HERMAN FALLS

Herman “Corky” Falls, 89, of Grantsville, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late George and Bertha May Falls.

Surviving are one step-son, Larry Joseph of Orrville, Ohio; one brother, Arnold Ray Falls of Arnoldsburg; three sisters, Rosie Hicks and Millie Bishop, both of Arnoldsburg, and Lillie Butler of Orma; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Falls, in 1997; five brothers, Holbert, John, Thurman, Evert and Jason Falls; one half-brother, Ira Jarvis; one sister, Orvie Wayne; and one half-sister, Lula Hayes.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora.

JAMES ARNOLD HAROLD

James Arnold Harold, 65, of Chloe, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James Spencer and Lucille Alma Brannon Harold.

He was a member of Sutton Moose Lodge #825.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia Lou Duelly Harold; four sons, James Andrew Harold of Chloe, Larry D. Harold of Flatwoods, Curtis D. Harold of Dallas, Tex., and Michael D. Harold of Ft. Worth, Tex.; three daughters, Lisa Ann Marks of Chloe, Teresa K. Laughery of Mineral Wells and Deborah Sue Nichols of Charleston; one brother, Lowell B. Harold of Corbat, Ken.; two half-brothers, Larry and Gary Truman, both of Spencer; 15 grand-children; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks and Rev. Larry Bennett officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, Uler.

GLENDON KIGHT

Glendon Burke “Tubby” Kight, 85, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Charlie and Malinda Kight.

He graduated from Calhoun County High School, Glenville State College and Mountain State Business College. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in North Africa. He was retired from Gravely Tractors with 30 years of service as a parts and service manager. He was a Christian.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Jessie Lee Kight; two daughters, Pam Hayes of Dunbar and Beth Williamson of Cross Lanes; six grandchildren; two brothers, Freddie C. Kight of
Panama City, Fla., and R.J. Kight of Charleston; and three sisters, Lila Hickman of St. Albans, Helen Hamilton of Grantsville and Peggy Kight of Parkersburg.

Services were held at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Rev. Jess Waggoner officiating. Entombment was in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

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