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NAOMI BALL

Naomi E. Ball, 78, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at her home.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Jesse Summers.

She was an active member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Larry “Bubby” Ball of Grantsville; one daughter, Joyce Fitzwater of Clay County; one grandson, Dustin Fitzwater; one granddaughter, Trisha Triplett; one great-granddaughter, Tara Triplett; one sister, Dorma Crawford of Wadsworth, Ohio; two brothers, Lanny Summers of Massillon, Ohio, and Oswald Summers of Canal Fulton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Ball; two brothers, Ronzel and Charles Summers; and one sister, Ulinee Crawford.

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

MELISSA GAYLE OSHOWAY

Melissa Gayle Oshoway, 19, of Millstone, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of John and Sue Oshoway of Millstone.

She was a 2004 graduate of Calhoun County High School and 2004 Prom Queen.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are one uncle, Rue Brannon and wife Shiela of Pleasant Hill.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Genevieve and Orval Brannon; paternal grandparents, Frank and Florence Oshoway; and one uncle, Delmas Brannon.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery.

DONNA SHAMBLIN

Donna B. Shamblin, 91, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005.

She was born in Roane County. She was a homemaker and of the Pentacostal faith.

Surviving are one son, Lonnie Shamblin of Stumptown; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David H. Shamblin.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Clarence McKown officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

HARRY MATHENY

Harry D. Matheny, 88, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late James and Anna Mae Stienhoff Matheny.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Corning Glass after 30 years of service. He was owner of Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, a farmer, and a member of Beulah Humble Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder and Sunday School superintendent. He served as county commissioner of Wirt County for 18 years.

Surviving are children, James and Judith Matheny of Elizabeth; four brothers, Robert Matheny and Delbert Matheny, both of Mineral Wells, and Roy Matheny and Billy Matheny, both of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, June Townsend of Parkersburg; several nieces and nephews; five step-grandchildren, including Stephanie Parsons of Grantsville; two step-great-grandsons; and three foster great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Juanita Mace Matheny in 2003; one brother, Richard; and one sister, Beulah Caltrider.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial was in Beulah Hill Cemetery.

GERALDINE BAILESS DIEHL

Geraldine Bailess Diehl of North Olmsted, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, in Cleveland, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Nellie Bailess.

She was a 1952 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a member of Christian Unity Church.

Surviving are one son, Michael R. Kight and wife Joyce Kight; three grandchildren, Kevin, Kayla and Kyle Kight; one brother, Bob Bailess of Virginia; four sisters, Mary Collins of Mantua, Ohio, Janet Orozco of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Nancy Taylor and Linda Blankenship, both of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Diehl.

Services were held at Sun Set Chapel and burial was in Sun Set Memorial Gardens, North Olmsted.

FRANCES ANN HANES

Frances Ann Hanes, 61, of White Pine, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at her home.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Frank and Loretta Heffernan Lauria.

Surviving are her husband, Louis Hanes; two sons, Chip Hanes of Grantsville and Robert Hanes of New York; one daughter, Kelly Hanes of Grantsville; and two grandchildren.

Graveside rites were held at Hanes Family Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Tim Hickman officiating.


SHARON MARIE STURMS

Sharon Marie Sturms, 60, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.

She was the daughter of Delma S. Starcher of Slate and the late Glover O. Starcher.

Surviving are her husband, Robert D. Sturms; two sons, Gary D. Sturms and Robert D. Sturms II, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Linda L. Sturms of Parkersburg; four sisters, Patricia Criss and husband Robert of St. Marys, Carolyn S. McNabb and husband John of Lowe, Ohio, Genita L. Starcher of Slate and Wanda E. Miller and husband John of Joker; three brothers, William H. Starcher and wife Patricia of Five Forks, Bernard D. Starcher and wife Kathy of Elizabeth and Glover O. Starcher, Jr., and wife Joyce of Slate; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Doyle Gene Starcher.

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

HAROLD DUSKEY

Harold R. “Shoeie” Duskey, 76, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Eagle Pointe.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Charles and Elva Connelly Duskey.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Williams of Parkersburg; two grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Duskey, Jr., and wife Dink of Mt. Zion, Don Duskey and wife Ann of Texarkana, Tex., and Ron Duskey and wife Nancy of Chicago, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Bolyard Duskey, and one brother, John Duskey.

Graveside services were held at Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

CORA FRITZ

Cora A. Hicks Fritz, 98, of Juno Beach, Fla., formerly of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, in Florida.

She was born at Little White Oak, near Chloe, the daughter of the late Clay and Rushia Jarvis Hicks.

Surviving are one sister, Sylvia Risbin of Juno Beach, and, locally, two nieces, Eupha McKee of Mt. Zion and Jeneal Drake of Belpre.

Private family services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger McKee officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery, Chloe.

LEONARD FOWLER

Leonard L. Fowler, 98, of Stumptown, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center’s long term care.

He was born at Russett, the son of the late I. Bert and Clara Williams Fowler.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and was retired from Cabot Corp. He was part owner of Fowler Gas Co. and was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are one brother, Dalph Fowler of Vienna, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna Vannoy Fowler; his second wife, Mary Kendall Fowler; one son, Robert Eugene Fowler; three brothers, Royce, Dona and Wood Fowler; and two sisters, Ina Fox and Gladys Jarvis.

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

GENEVIEVE POLING STUMP

Genevieve Ellen Poling Stump, 89, of Racine, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Virginia Slider Poling.

She retired as a cashier and dairy department supervisor at A&P Tea Co., Akron, Ohio, in 1973, and from A.J. Bayless Co., Apache Junction, Ariz., in 1977. She was a former member of Akron Baptist Temple and First Baptist Church, Sun Lake, Ariz., and attended Racine First Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood. She was a member and past steward of United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Akron, and a member of Eagle Creek Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are one son, Randall Stump of Racine; two daughters, Betty Cantrell of New Braunfels, Tex., and Sandra Wilson of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Hoy G. Stump, on Sept. 11, 1989; one grandson, Richard D. Stump; and five brothers, Allen Poling, Tom Poling, John Poling, Slaith Poling and Vernon Poling.

Services were held at Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine, with Rev. Richard Parsons officiating. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale, Ariz.

MILDRED CONLEY LEWIS

Mildred “Millie” Conley Lewis died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at her residence in Charleston.

She was born at Little White Oak, the daughter of the late Okey John and Myrtle Jarvis Conley.

She was owner/operator of Bryant’s Beauty Shop, Charleston, for more than 50 years, and was owner of Lewis Properties. She was a member of Pythian Sisters. She was a Methodist and had attended Mountain Mission Church.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth Stephen Argabrite of Norton, Ohio; one brother, Carsie Conley and wife Nina of Chloe; two sisters, Orda Offutt of Creston, Ohio, and Oleta Yentz of Wads-worth, Ohio; several nieces and nephews, including one special niece, Jean Harrold of Dunbar; and special friend and caregiver, John Gwinn of South Charleston.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Harley, Ray, John and Claret Conley, and one sister, Emile Coen.

Services were held at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with Rev. Rymer Davis officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery, Chloe.

SANDRA MILLER

Sandra Rowles Miller, 67, of Stow, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004.

She was born in Clearfield, Pa., the daughter of the late Biddle and Kathryn Rowles.

She worked in the grocery business, helped her husband with their own business, and retired from Ohio Savings.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Miller, formerly of Calhoun County; four children, Vicki of Quaker City, Ohio, Bill of Akron, Ohio, Terry of Oklahoma and Lesli of Florida; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one nephew, Mark Rowles.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Bradley, and one special aunt, Thelma Keller.

Services were held at Redmon Funeral Home, Stow, with Pastor Brian Prong officiating.

ROBERT ‘Leo’ GRAHAM

Robert “Leo” Graham, 71, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late Archie and Joy Bell Graham.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Judith A. Graham; two sons, Robert and Paul of Parkersburg; four daughters, Nancy Ralston of Parkersburg, Janet Hightower of Arnoldsburg, Leona Brown of Florida and Pamela Anderson of Grantsville; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Orvill Lee Graham of Belleville; and four sisters.

He was preceded in death by one son, Danny Lee Graham; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Glen, Max and Gary Graham.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

MURELL PRICE

Murell B. Price, 85, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dee and Mary Goff Nitz.

She was a homemaker and a member of CEOS homemakers club for 25 years and West Fork Community Action for 26 years. She received Faithful Worker for the Community in 1992 and was Molasses Festival parade marshal in 2002. She was a member of Stoney Point U.M. Church until closure and then transferred membership to Spencer Tabernacle.

Surviving are one son, Loren Price and wife Sherry of Arnoldsburg; three grandchildren, Douglas Price and wife Verla of Arnoldsburg, Dennis Price and wife Jennifer of Parkersburg and Vicki Richards and husband Rob of Elizabeth; four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Michael Price and Dakota and Dustin Richards; one sister, Zelma Harker of Zanesville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Vere Price; six brothers; and one sister.

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

ORVAL GLEN DYE

Orval Glen Dye, 90, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Emett and Stella Cunningham Dye of Big Springs.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific and European theaters, and was awarded the Purple Heart in 1945 in France. He was retired from the Calhoun County Board of Education after 10 years of service as a bus driver. He attended Spruce Hollow Community Church for 37 years and Victory Baptist Church for the past few years.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Dye; one son, Denzil Dye and wife Vivian of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Wanda Bryan and husband Alex of Glenwood; four grandchildren, Douglas Dye, David Dye, Chandra Bolland and Joanna George; three step-grandchildren, Eric, Alex II and Abigail Bryan; six great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Doil, Kenneth and Everett Dye, and one sister, Pearl Pierson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Big Springs Cemetery.

DR. BENJAMIN BAILEY

Dr. Benjamin H. Bailey, 79, of Morgantown, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late Chloe Bailey.

He graduated from Spencer High School in 1944 and obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1948 from Glenville State College. He taught in Wyoming County schools at Glen Rogers and Oceana. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War from 1950-53 and remained in the U.S. Army Reserves for 33 years. He received his masters degree and doctorate degree in educational psychology from University of Florida, Gainesville, and joined the faculty of WVU in 1959, retiring as Emeritus Professor in 1996. He had a second career with the U.S. Army Reserves, obtaining a masters degree in military science from Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., teaching summers at the Defense Intelligence School, Ft. Bragg, N.C., and was commander of the 416th MI detachment in Morgantown for 11 years and the 470th Unit for four years. He retired as a colonel and received the Legion of Merit for his service in 1981. He served as president’s ambassador for GSC for a number of years. A lifelong Democrat, he worked for John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV and James Sprouse during their campaigns for governor of West Virginia. He was a lifelong member of ROA, VFW, GSC Alumni, a member of Phi Delta Kappa Education Honorary and Morgantown Lions Club. He was a Methodist and former member of Drummond Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Betty Mirie Bailey; one brother, W. Scott Bailey of Minnora; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Cora Alice Bailey; two nephews; and one niece.

Services were held at Derings Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Jones officiating. Burial was in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.

FAE GEISMAR

N. Fae Geismar, 69, of Nebo, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Frank and Tava Harris Wilson.

Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Rogers and husband Gale of Nebo; granddaughter, Shelly Rogers, and great-grandson, Waylon Carter, of Chloe; four sisters, Clara Roberts of Hartville, Ohio, Janice Wilson of Canton, Ohio, Judy Uplinger of Grantsville and Marlene Shelton of Bloomingrose; and three brothers, Ronzel Wilson of Clover Ridge, near Spencer, Deo Wilson of Stuart, Fla., and Frank Wilson, Jr., of Pennsboro.

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

GERALDINE MARIE STARCHER

Geraldine Marie Bland Starcher, 95, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Bull River, the daughter of the late Harvey and Martha Jane Ball Bland.

She was former owner and operator of Starcher’s Grocery Store and Service Station, Pleasant Hill, and was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are four daughters, Janet Ramona Holliday of Newark, Ohio, Phyllis L. Fetty of Sweet Springs and Roberta R. McCoy and Beverly Ann Prince, both of Smithville; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Alton Starcher; one daughter, Carolyn J. Starcher; one grandson, James C. McCoy; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Gene Hutton officiating, and burial in Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

OLENA REMMY

Olena Stump Remmy, 94, of Belpre, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at the home of her caregiver, Janet Moss of Washington.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dill and Myrtle Robinson Stump.

She retired from FMC after 46 years of service. She was a member of Porterfield Baptist Church.

Surviving are three nephews, Forrest “Gene” Frazier and Fred Remmy, both of Arizona, and Ralph Frazier of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Waldo Remmy, and one sister, Ocie Frazier.

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

STELLA MAY MILLER

Stella May Miller, 81, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Marietta, Ohio, the daughter of the late Fred and Orena Zollar Metts.

She retired from Calhoun General Hospital’s dietary department and was a former foster grandmother.

Surviving are six daughters, Sue Ray of Creston, Tina Jones of Nobe, Stella McCoy of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mary Yoak of Waterford, Ohio, Darlene Lott of Williamstown and Genevieve Miller of Marshallville, Ohio; one son, John Miller of Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Miller, and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

TESSA POLING

Tessa Tennant Poling, 100, of Davidsonville, Md., formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She had resided with her daughter, Kathryn, since October, 2000.

She was born in Rivesville, the daughter of the late William and Edith Boor Tennant.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Glenville State College, graduating with honors, and an M.A. from West Virginia University. She was a retired elementary teacher with 38 years of service in the Calhoun County school system. She was a life member of W.Va. Association of Retired School Employees, GSC Alumni Association and WVU Alumni Association, member of National Retired Teacher’s Association, charter member of Phoebe Cunningham Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and Alpha Iota of Alpha Delta Kappa, international honorary sorority for women educators, and a member of Calhoun County Hospital Auxiliary, First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and Fell Kennedy Sunday school class.

Surviving are one sister, Mabel Kinter, 102, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Kathryn Sprouse of Davidsonville and Edith Yeager of Sewickley, Pa.; two granddaughters, Jennifer Anderson of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Susan Coyle of Sewickley; and one great-granddaughter, Ava Tessa-Estelle Coyle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Corel Poling, in 1984, and seven brothers and sisters.

Services were private. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

ARTHUR JAMES PRUSACK

Arthur James Prusack, 83, of Munday, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005.

He was born in Avonmore, Pa., the son of the late Metro and Anna Butz Prusack of Salina, Pa.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was retired from Beecher Drilling Co. after 40 years as a driller and dozer operator. He was a member of Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Charles and wife Bonnie of Denair, Calif., David and wife Sheryl of Big Bend and James and wife Judy of Grantsville; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Prusack of Downington, Pa., and Fred Prusack of Cheswick, Pa.; one sister, Marion DeGrazia of Redmond, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Beecher Prusack; three brothers, Nicholas, Michael and John; and two sisters, Ann and Phyliss.

Services were held at Stump Funeral  Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Chuck McDonald officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

LEON FRANCIS STUMP

Leon Francis Stump, 74, of Leroy, formerly of Calhoun County, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Ewell C. and Nora Rose Gross Stump.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former coal miner and mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy A. Gribble Stump; six children, Francis, Leona, Patricia and Raymond, all of Spencer, Leon, Jr., of Elkins and Michael of Leroy; two sisters; four grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffery Allen Stump; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Bill Walton officiating.

LEWIS ‘GENE’ BUTLER

Lewis G. “Gene” Butler, 70, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Leatherbark, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in Florida.

Surviving are one sister, Iva Flinner; one son, Little Gene; one daughter, Joann Marie; one grandson, Corbin; one granddaughter, Riley; and many other family members.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

ROUD LANE

Roud Lane, 98, of Nicut, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at his home.

He was the son of the late James and Ida Metz Lane.

He was a retired trucker and farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Hanie Cottrell Lane; two daughters, Maxine Felter of Massillon, Ohio, and Betty Eddy of Lumberton, N.J.; two sons, Russell Fay Lane of Navarre, Ohio, and Roud Lane, Jr., of Bolivar, Ohio; two brothers, Carl Lane of Fairmont and Newlon Lane of Nicut; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grand-children; and three great-great-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph Lane, Hurl Lane, Otha Lane and Ezra Groves.

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

ORLA ELMINA MARKS

Orla Elmina “Granny” Marks, 81, of Millstone, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born at Millstone, the daughter of the late David Cleo and Orpha Mae Schoolcraft Poling.

She was a member of Alberts Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Goff of Millstone; seven sons, Ernest “Ed” and wife Audra of Orma, Olin “Dean” and wife Sandra “Sam” of Arnoldsburg, Joe Bee of Millstone, Steve “Arbuckle” of Sidney, Neb., Jack and wife Janet of Arnoldsburg, Rick of Millstone and Danny “Nub” of Grantsville; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel Marks of Grantsville; two brothers, Junior Poling and Guy Poling, both of Millstone; one aunt, Beulah Mace of Sand Ridge; and her family of caregivers at Miletree.

She was preceded in death by one son, Junior Wilson; one daughter, Patty Sue; one grandson, Robert Dean “Robbie”; one granddaughter, Dena Diane; two sisters, Murl Hall and Ernestine Gregory; and her former husband, Alfred “Fuzzy” Marks.

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

NICHOLAS VANCE FURR

Nicholas Vance Furr, 57, of Lake Butler, Fla., died in November, 2004.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Willard and Vivian Furr.

Surviving are one son, Chris, and one grandson.

His remains were scattered in the Florida winds.

ROBERT ADRIAN HUSK

Robert Adrian Husk, 71, of Ronceverte, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ellis and Goldie Funk Husk.

Surviving is his wife, Irene Husk.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald (Chub) Husk and Gary Husk.

Services were held at Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea. Burial was in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

BETTY THOMPSON

Betty S. Thompson, 75, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Hoye A. and Nelle Dollman Spessert.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and Mountain State Business College. She was an active member of Parkview United Methodist Church and served as church secretary and organist for many years.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Everett Thompson; one daughter, Lois Thompson of Cross Lanes; one son, David Thompson of Elizabeth; and one grandson, Eric Thompson of Mt. Zion.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Feher, and two brothers, Clyde and John Spessert.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Warren Dove officiating, assisted by Rev. Richard Lennan, with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

GOLDIE CAMPBELL

Goldie E. Campbell, 93, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Worthington Manor.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jerry H. and Ora Van Kirk King.

She attended Mullen Memorial Baptist Church, Belpre.

Surviving are one daughter, Gretta Bayne of Belpre; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mary Ide of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Campbell, in 1993; five brothers, Lee, Lester, Lantie, Lloyd and Robert King; and three sisters, Icie Hudson, Ethel Clark and Ellen Lafferre.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Kent Lowther officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery.

DONALD BLAKE

Donald P. Blake, 40, of Glenville, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lennie and Violet Blake.

He was employed at U-Pak, Glenville.

Surviving are one daughter, Joella Broome; two sisters, Madeline Starkey of Grantsville and Patricia Cunningham of Harrisville; three brothers, David Blake of Pine Creek, Richard Blake of Grantsville and Michael Blake of Spencer; a friend, Jamie Gerwig of Grantsville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Blake, and a companion, Gayle Broome.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

VIOLA HELMIC

Viola Helmic, 84, of Minnora, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Webster County, the daughter of the late John and Stella Cottrell.

She was a homemaker and attended Milo Community Church.

Surviving are one son, Curtis Helmic of Minnora; one daughter, Mary Juanita Boggs of Minnora; two sisters, Gelia Cottrell of Zanesville, Ohio, and Alverett Frazier of Indiana; and one brother, Oran Duffy Cottrell of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Spencer Helmic; one grandson, Jeff Boggs; and one great-granddaughter, Mary Ellen Boggs.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Meadows officiating, and burial in Orma Cemetery.

WARTER GOODRICH

Warter Goodrich, 57, of Normantown, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ottie and Birtie Parsons Goodrich.

He was a self-employed timberman and a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Clemons Goodrich, whom he married Oct. 15, 1965; two sons, James Darren Goodrich and Steven George Goodrich, both of Normantown; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Lamp of Barberton, Ohio, and Jean Steele of Normantown.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Dale Goodrich, and one sister, Etta Furr.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Earl Cayton, Pastor Roger Carter and Pastor Robert Wood officiating. Burial was in Warter Goodrich Family Cemetery, Normantown.

 

SHIRLEY ‘Buck’ GREATHOUSE

Shirley O. “Buck” Greathouse, 86, of Belleville, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Scott and Ova Mae Grogg Greathouse.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired with over 30 years of service as an operator with Union Carbide Plastics, Marietta. He was a member of National Rifle Association and was a Protestant.

Surviving are one son, Danny D. Greathouse of Parkersburg; two daughters, Pamela Greathouse of Parkersburg and Karen Carpenter of Belleville; several brothers and sisters; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma L. Metz Greathouse, in 1974; three infant sons; and several brothers and sisters.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dave Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

CECIL STURM

Cecil F. Sturm, 90, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roy and Florence Ferrell Sturm.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was retired from Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Tressie Wilson Sturm; two sons, Ron Sturm and wife Connie of Morgantown and Larry Sturm and wife Lora of Ripley; one daughter, Sharon Wilt and husband Mike of Ripley; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carl Sturm of Millstone, Jesse Sturm of Mesa, Ariz., and Chester Sturm of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Willa Stump of Grantsville and Helen Cain of Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Sturm, Jr., and two sisters, Ruth Starcher and Elsie Smith.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating, and burial in Sturm Cemetery, Millstone.

EARL ‘Gib’ BURROWS

Earl G. “Gib” Burrows, 82, of Jane Lew, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005.

He was born in Anmoore, the son of the late Holly B. and Ana Bell Convey Burrows.

He was a U.S. Merchant Marine and was in the C.C.C. Camp having served during World War II. He was a heavy duty mechanic and welder with West Virginia Dept. of Highways for several years and was a Methodist.

Surviving are one daughter, Terry L. Adams of Anmoore; three sons, Earl Burrows, Jr., of Lost Creek, Randall B. Burrows, Sr., of Clarksburg and Kevin W. Burrows of West Milford; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rowena L. Killian Burrows, on June 15, 2001, whom he married June 7, 1942; one daughter, Sherri G. Burrows; one brother, Holly Burrows, Jr.; and one sister, Mary Ruth Wilson.

Burial was in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, Jane Lew.

CAROL LOU GREATHOUSE

Carol Lou Greathouse, 44, of Spencer, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was the daughter of Edgar Starnes of Bowie, Tex., and the late Virginia M. Knight Starnes.

Surviving in addition to her father are her step-mother, Bertha Starnes; four children, Joshua, Zachary and Amanda Gilmore and Holly McCarty, all of Bowie; two brothers, Steve Starnes of Calisburg, Tex., and Michael Starnes of Wichita Falls, Tex.; one sister, Carolyn Fields of Henrietta Tex.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Starnes, in 2000.

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

RAYMOND BOATRIGHT

Raymond Hildreth Boatright, 79, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ernest Boatright and Orva Kimble Boatright Schoolcraft.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a maintenance worker for American Power. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Cutler, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Opal Richards Boatright; one daughter, Debbie Boatright of Belpre; three sons, Greg Boatright of Chester, Ohio, Nathan Boatright of Rockledge, Fla., and Chris Richards of Florida; five sisters, Olena Hopkins and Leola Schellengburg, both of Akron, Ohio, Wanda Stone of South Carolina, Beverly Wilber of Florida and Patricia Richards of Belpre; and two brothers, Ford Boatright of Illinois and Howard Boatright of Akron.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Schartiger Boatright.

Services were held at Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, Ohio, with Rev. Herbert Grate officiating and burial in Chester Cemetery.

THELMA ‘Teddy’ STARCHER

Thelma E. “Teddy” Starcher, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005.

She was born in Pennsylvania and was a Stow, Ohio, resident since 1951.

She graduated from Stow High School, Class of 1955. She was active in P.T.A. and was a frequent volunteer at Fishcreek School.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy; three sons, Chip, Joe and Jim; five grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Kosmala and Betsy Starcher; one brother, Bill McCann; and faithful companion, Polly.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Clyde, formerly of Cremo; and one infant daughter, Faith.

Private family services were held.

HARLEY ELMER NELSON

Harley Elmer Nelson, 56, of Chloe, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at his home.

He was born at Mudfork, the son of the late Maynard Elton and Mandy Catherine Martin Nelson.

He was an auto mechanic.

Surviving are three brothers, Donald Lee Nelson, Allan Ray Nelson and Richard Dale Nelson, all of Chloe; three sisters, Betty Lou Sisson of Chloe, Vivian Sue Carmichael of Ravenswood and Flista H. Hanshaw of West Salem, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Harlan Elton Nelson.

The body was cremated, with burial in Coen Cemetery.

WILLIAM DENVER CONRAD

William Denver Conrad, 96, of Orma, died Thursday, Mar. 3, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late William F. Conrad and Ida Fleming Conrad.

He was a World War II veteran having served four years and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of Linden Masonic Lodge and Minnora IOOF Lodge for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Pearl Norman Conrad; four sons, Paul and wife Kathy of Parkersburg, Donnie and wife Lynda of Port Deposit, Md., Robert (Butch) and wife Susan of Orma and James and wife Melissa of Spencer; one daughter, Betty Somerville and husband Larry of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was one granddaughter, Nikki Conrad; one brother; and three sisters.

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

SYLVIA MINNEY

Sylvia Minney, 95, of Stumptown, died Friday, Mar. 4, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center’s long term care.

She was the daughter of the late George and Sarah Wilson Campbell.

She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and joined Albert’s Chapel Church, Sand Ridge. She attended Rush Run Baptist Church for over 70 years. She was a charter member of Rush Run Farm Women’s Club (CEOS) and an active member for over 60 years. She had been employed at Grantsville Dry Cleaners, Smith’s Grocery, and Garland’s Grocery, Grantsville, when she retired. On several occasions, she provided a home for nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Harry Oren of Stumptown and Earl Ralph of LaGrange, Ohio; three daughters, Virgie Harris of Stumptown, Verla Simon of Medina, Ohio, and Marguerite Stump of Grantsville; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Earl Minney; five brothers; five sisters; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy and Rev. Harry
Siers officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

CHESTER ‘Bubby’ BURROWS

Chester H. “Bubby” Burrows, 76, died Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2005.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Albert and Nora Snyder Burrows.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He lived in the Akron area most of his life and retired from Consolidated Freight after 32 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Loleta; one daughter, Deborah Barber; three grandsons, William, Justin and Sean; and his beloved pets, Bandit and Gigelo.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Amy Russell.

Services were held at Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Robert Webb officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, where military rites were conducted by Firestone VFW Post 3383.

DOY BUTLER

Doy Butler, 89, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2005, at home.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Thomas and Sally Parsons Butler.

He was retired from Kidron Body Co., Kidron, Ohio. He was a Christian and was baptized at Walnut Memorial Church, Chloe.

Surviving are three sons, Teddy A. Butler of Plymouth, Ohio, Basil Butler of Chloe and Steve Butler of Apple Creek, Ohio; one brother, Dolan Butler of Monroe Falls, Ohio; three sisters, Chloe Alfred of Florida, Flava Fisher of Cottageville and Floda Delaney of Boone, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Bailey Butler; three brothers, Ora Butler, Vere Butler and Nolan Butler; one sister, Cora Alfred; and his step-mother, Jenny Jackson Butler.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Lester Tanner officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

BRENDA FERGUSON

Brenda K. Ferguson, 48, of Pennsboro, died Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of Bunt and Susan Cunningham of Ritchie County.

She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Patrick W. Ferguson; one daughter, Tina Parsons of Maryland; one son, Adam Ferguson of Jane Lew; four grandchildren; one brother, Ron Ferguson of Elizabeth; and one sister, Nora Spence of Cox’s Mill.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tonia Ferguson, and one brother, Doug Cunningham.

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

ALVA STARCHER

Alva E. Starcher, 76, of Doylestown, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 6, 2005.

He was born in Calhoun County and was a U.S. Army M.P. during the Korean War. He had 37 years of service at Rockwell International where he was a supervisor and was a treasurer of Rockwell Credit Union. He was a member of Winning Side Baptist Church and Fraternal Order
of Masons #568.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Phyllis V.; one daughter, Brenda; and several brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Lee.

Services were held at Eastern Road Church of God, Rittman, Ohio, with Pastor Faron Cole, Pastor Tim Hileman and Rev. Kevin Stutler officiating, and burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

ANATOLE ‘Andy’ ILLYN

Anatole V. “Andy” Illyn, 84, of Milford, Ct., died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at CT Hospice, Branford, Ct.

He was born in Constantinople, Turkey, the son of the late Vladimir M. and Antonina Kasper Illyn.

 He was a photo engraver for the former Park City Engraving Co., Bridgeport, Ct., and retired from Wilbar Engraving, Darien, Ct., in 1986.

Surviving are his wife, Marlene Shock Illyn, a 1940 graduate of Calhoun County High School; two daughters, Marlene Anastasia Illyn and Pamela Popielarski, both of Milford; one son, Gregory Carrigan Illyn of Norwalk, Ct.; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Alexis Illyn.

Services were held at Smith Funeral Home, Milford, and at Calvary Alliance Church, Milford.

DENZIL PROUDFOOT

Rev. Denzil E. Proudfoot, 91, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Mar. 6, 2005, at Auguste’s Cottage, Eagle Pointe nursing facility.

He was born in Philippi, the son of the late Charley O. and Dora A. Duckworth Proudfoot.

He was a retired minister with the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he was active for more than 25 years. He served churches in Calhoun, Jackson, Wirt, Ritchie, Lewis and Wood counties.

Surviving are two daughters, Donetta Proudfoot and Betty L. Mathew, both of Parkersburg; one son, Ronald L. Proudfoot of Sandyville; four granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and caregiver, Sylvia King.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Lela Mae Digman Proudfoot, in 2002; and one brother, Dorsie M. Proudfoot.

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

CALVIN BOATRIGHT

Calvin C. Boatright, 79, of Sandridge, died Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2005, along with his faithful dog, Shorty.

He was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army and traveled the world. He was a farmer in Calhoun County, where he said there was no better place to live.

Surviving are one sister, Paula Price; two brothers, Roy and Fairley Jack Boatright; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Norman, and three brothers, Pete, Jim and Odell Boatright.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Sandridge Church Cemetery.

ALMA ICE FOWLER

Alma Peggy Ice Fowler, 98, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2005, at North Hills Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., where she was living with her son.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Charles Enos Offutt and Ursula Schartiger Offutt.

She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, charter member of Grantsville Rebekah Lodge and member of Order of Eastern Star. She was active in American Legion and VFW auxiliaries.

Surviving are one son, William L. Ice; two daughters-in-law, Virginia and Sherron Ice; six grandchildren, Teresa Ice Pomerleau, Douglas Ice, James Ice, Peggy Ice Rogers, Billie O. Ice and April Ice Rogers; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Walter F. Ice and Obert E. Fowler, and one son, Clovis Drexel “Frosty” Ice.

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

DOUGLAS CARPER

Douglas R. Carper, 52, of Chloe, died Friday, Mar. 11, 2005, in H.J. Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

He was born at Spencer, the son of Gladys M. Smith Carper of Left Hand and the late Ross V. Carper.

He was a welder and member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Union, Local 625, Charleston.

He attended Minnora United Methodist Church. He was a member of Linden Lodge 83, AF&AM, and Linden Chapter 152, Order of Eastern Star, Linden.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Cathy L. Truman Carper; one daughter, Juliet D. Walker of Amma; one son, Steven Douglas Carper of Chloe; three grandchildren, Cara Grace “Gracie” and Adam Cole “John Henry” Walker of Amma and Dakota Douglas Carper of Statesville, N.C.; three brothers, Michael Carper of Ripley, Jeffrey Carper of Spencer and Timothy Carper of Left Hand; one sister, Sharon White of Parkersburg; one half-brother, Roy Parfitt of Gig Harbor, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews, including Chuck Hicks of Big Bend.

Services were held in Minnora U.M. Church with Rev. Tim Hickman and Rev. Jason Poling officiating. Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, was in Minnora Cemetery.

SHARRON YEAGER

Sharron L. Giar Yeager, 68, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Leo and Geneva Paton Giar.

She was a member of VFW Post 5959 Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmy D. Yeager of Grantsville and William L. Yeager of Parkersburg; two daughters, April J. Tubbs of Sharon, Pa., and Sherrie L. Hardman of Parkersburg; two brothers, James Giar and wife Carol of Orma and Linden Giar and wife Elaine of Red Wing, Minn.; one sister, Patricia Stokes of New London, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Jimmy G. Yeager, Darren J. Yeager, Andre J. Yeager, Cheryl A. Yeager, Betty M. Yeager, Evan Tingler, Jr., Matthew Tingler, Alicia Nadells, Angel Carpec, Tony Carpec, Samantha Tubbs and Liz LaCarmra; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Yeager; one sister, Judy Giar Yeaples; and two brothers, Hubert D. Mitchel and Billy Mitchel.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Yeager/Westfall Cemetery, Lower Run.

GRACE EULA BAKER

Grace Eula Mace Baker, 87, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2005, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bert and Ina N. Starcher Mace.

She was retired from G.C. Murphy and was a member of Wayside United Methodist Church and
Eastern Star/White Shrine, Vienna.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Ann Hays of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Geneva Luikart of Nitro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Baker; one son, Earl Baker, Jr.; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Gene Hutton officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

ROGER ‘Dean’ LOCKLEAR, JR.

Roger “Dean” Locklear, Jr., 29, of Lorton, Va., died Thursday, Mar. 3, 2005.

He was the son of Karen Locklear of Lorton and the late Roger Locklear.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three sisters, Dana Locklear of Lorton, Kodi Locklear of Georgia and Wanaya Locklear of California; one brother, Barry Locklear of Tennessee; special friend, Jennifer Byrne; grandmother, Jessie Hickman of Orma; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, George Hickman and Henry and Lula Locklear.

Services were held at Demaine Springfield Chapel, Springfield, Va. Burial was in Cranford United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lorton.

KENNETH HAROLD WRIGHT

Kenneth Harold Wright, 77, of Reedy, died Sunday, Mar. 20, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Bryan K. and Mary Jane Bush Wright.

He was a Korean War veteran and retired from Kaiser Aluminum with 31 years of service. He was
also a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Naomi Rosalee Taylor Wright; one daughter, Wanda L. Workman of Millwood; two sons, Harold B. Wright of Georgia and Burl K. Wright; two sisters, Thelma Francis of Parkersburg and Tressia Francis of Five Forks; one brother, Harlow Wright of New Mexico; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Harold Francis officiating, and burial in Wright Cemetery, near Grantsville.

DONZEL DEWEESE

Donzel DeWeese, 89, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2005, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Milo, the son of the late Balis and Emily Bailey DeWeese.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a life-long resident of Calhoun County. He was a farmer, cattleman and fox chaser.

Surviving are one son, William D. “Bill” DeWeese of Chloe and wife Carolyn; one daughter, Carol Siers of Chloe; one sister, Golda DeWeese of Chloe; one grandson, Jason DeWeese with the U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Va.; and one great-granddaughter, Malia DeWeese.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy J. “Kate” DeWeese, in 1995; one son, Charles DeWeese; one son-in-law, Kenneth Siers; three brothers, Gordon, Ronzel and Oval DeWeese; two sisters, Opal Miller and Doil Batten; and several infant brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Milo Community Church with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial was in Josiah Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

HAYWARD EARL STAFFORD

Hayward Earl Stafford, 80, of Barrington, N.H., died Friday, Mar. 25, 2005, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

He was born in Richwood, the son of the late Oakley and Minnie Gibson Stafford.

He grew up in Calhoun County and later worked as a supervisor for John Manville Co. and became a lumber manager for Rickles in New Jersey until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of Laurel Springs Church and Berlin Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Zelda A. Holpp Stafford; two daughters, Beverly Haas of Barrington and Sharon Becher of Berlin, N.J.; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Burrows of Akron, Ohio. Reception was held at his home.

MELISSA RICHARDS

Melissa Richards, 90, died Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2005, at Convalarium at Indian Run, Dublin, Ohio.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Harry and Emma Baker McMillin.

Surviving are two sons, Dick Richards of Ft. Laramie, Ohio, and Bill Richards of Saugerties, N.Y.; one daughter, Vivian Schweb of Worthington, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Carl, and five brothers.

A private family service was held. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens, Athens, Ohio.

MARGARET LOUISE COLLINS

Margaret Louise Collins, 83, of Gonzales, La., formerly of Lockney, Gilmer County, died Sunday, Mar. 20, 2005.

She was born in Rondo, Ark., the daughter of the late Goodwin Dew and Ozy May Malone Dew Watson.

Surviving are five sons, William Terry Newman, Jr., and Richard Leonard Newman, both of Nashville, Tenn., Larry Eugene Newman of Adolphus, Ky., Bobby Wayne Newman of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Robin Bruce Newman of Hartsville, Tenn.; one daughter, Brenda Carol Macalousa of McNeil, Miss.; two sisters, Juliet Berry of Marrero, La., and Robbie Prejean of Gonzales; three brothers, Robert Harold Dew of Gonzales, Raymond Watson of Bude, Miss., and Malcom Watson of Meadville, Miss.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Terry Newman, and her second husband, Fell B. Collins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

JOHNNY MAHONEY

Johnny Mahoney, 78, of Spencer, died Monday, Mar. 21, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

Surviving are one step-son, Carroll Lawson of Big Bend; one step-daughter, Naomi Hardman of Arnoldsburg; six grandchildren, Christina White of Orma, Barb Hardman of Spencer, Rhonda Hardman of North Carolina, James Hardman of Grantsville, Brenda Conant of Parkersburg and Frank Hardman of Mt. Zion; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Murl Mahoney.

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

LOWELL BUNCH

Lowell Bunch, 60, of Millstone, died Friday, Mar. 25, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Earl and Stella Bunch.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Glenna J. Bunch; two sons, Scott and Danny Bunch of Grantsville; five daughters, April Bunch of Millstone, Martha Bunch of Lumberton, N.C., Jennifer Day of Catlettsburg, Ky., Debbie Sollars and husband Mike of Parma, Ohio, and Kelly Yoak and husband Terry of Grantsville; one brother, Roland Bunch of Robbins, Tenn.; one sister, Lena Bowling of Robbins; and five grandchildren, Katelyn and Brandy Bunch, and Daniel, John and Mary Day.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ina Zalonis, and one grandson, Nathaniel Sollars.

Graveside rites were held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Michael A. Sollars officiating.

PETER ZANNONI

Peter J. Zannoni, 83, of Grantsville, well-known industrialist and civic leader, died Sunday, Mar. 27, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Memorial Division.

He was born at Bellaire, Ohio, the son of the late John and Velia Zannoni.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served in the Army Corps of Engineers as a first lieutenant. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, American Campaign medal and World War II Victory medal. He earned a bachelor’s of mechanical and chemical engineer degree and a masters degree in mechanical engineering from University of Delaware. He was a registered professional engineer in West Virginia, Delaware and Maryland. He was co-founder of Rubber Fabricators, Inc., RPR Industries, and other small businesses throughout his career. He was a former deputy commissioner of W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a former member of the Calhoun County board of education and of the Calhoun General Hospital board of directors.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Mitchell Zannoni; one son, John M. Zannoni of Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters, Lisa W. Zannoni of Raleigh, N.C., and Pier J.Z. Bocchini of Parkersburg; one grandson, Peter J. Bocchini of Parkersburg; and one sister, Atea Chiappori; and his loyal companion, “Yoda.”

He was preceded in death by one brother, Leo Paccamonti.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

BERLON PARSONS

Berlon Parsons, 68, of Big Bend, died Monday, Mar. 28, 2005, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harrison and Aggie Parsons.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Mae Cogar Parsons; one daughter, Mary Radcliff and husband Larry of Big Bend; one sister, Leatha Lame of Lockney; two brothers, Doy Parsons and Roy Parsons, both of Five Forks; two grandchildren, Deavin Blankeship and James Forrest Blankenship II, both of Big Bend; grandson-in-law, Tony Smith; nieces, Janice Smith, Carol Lyons, Louise Wolverton, Anita McCumbers, Patsy McCumbers, Lettie Parsons, Kathy Kerby, Linda Holbert and Kathren Parsons; and nephews, Richard Dowell, Donnie Dowell, James D. Parsons, William H. Parsons, Ron Allen Parsons, Doy Ray Parsons, Ricky Parsons, George Parsons, Holly Parsons, Cecil Parsons and James R. Parsons.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kay Webster and Eula Parsons; two brothers, Jim Parsons and George Parsons; and one grandson, Benjamin Lee Corrdale Blankenship.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Kirby officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

RUBERT STUMP

Rubert W. Stump, 80, of Glenville, died Thursday, Mar. 31, 2005, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Morgantown, the son of the late Sull and Treacy Wilson Stump.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was owner of Stump Ford, Inc., dealership, Glenville, for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Reece Stump; two daughters, Deborah Butner and Jane Edmonds, both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and one sister-in-law, Bernice Stump of Stumptown.

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

CLIFFORD CARPENTER

Clifford G. Carpenter, 86, of Orma, died Friday, Apr. 1, 2005, in Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Greely and Mae White Carpenter.

He was an oil field worker, farmer and auto mechanic for Brannon’s Exxon, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are two sisters, Eva Mae Hosey of Ocala, Fla., and Muriel McCormick of Mentor on the Lake, Ohio, and five brothers, Joshia Carpenter of Nitro, Harry Carpenter of Mineral Wells, Gail Carpenter of Villager, Fla., Joseph Glenn Carpenter of Brunswick, Ohio, and Jack D. Carpenter of Seville, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Orma.

ROY CONNOLLY, SR.

Roy E. Connolly, Sr., 80, of Davisville, died Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2005, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Francis Marion and Roxie Blosser Connolly.

He retired from Atlas Steel and was a member of Davisville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Ann Cunningham of Parkersburg; one son, Roy E. Connolly, Jr., of Davisville; two daughters, Wilda Davis of Sanford, Fla., and Janet L. Lamp of Waverly; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Frankie Mowrey of Creston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel M. Whytsell Connolly; one step-son, Ernest E. Kemmer; one brother, Paul Connolly; eight sisters, Mabel Bennett, Flora Stalnaker, Grace Nichols, Dorothy Starcher, Virginia Musser, Hazel Fore, Marie Cruise and Francie Connolly; two half-brothers, Ralph and Jack Connolly; and two half-sisters, Elva Duskey and Nell DeWeese.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. David Cumpston officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

WILLIAM SLIDER

William D. Slider, 78, died Thursday, Mar. 10, 2005, in El Paso, Tex.

He was born in Elizabeth, the son of the late Harley and Orpha Goodnight Hall Slider.

He was raised in Calhoun County and graduated with honors from Ohio University and earned a master’s degree in education at Kent State University. He retired as principal of Grafton Elementary School, Cleveland, Ohio. As a result of 30 years of dedication to his community involvement in education, William D. Slider Middle School, El Paso, was named in his honor.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Madyline Cunningham Slider of Horizon City, Tex.; one brother, James M. Slider of Virginia Beach, Va.; two nephews; three nieces; two step-nephews; one step-niece; and one adopted niece.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Slider Hall.

William D. Slider Middle School, El Paso, had a tribute for its namesake in the school’s orchestra room.

WAVELENE COTTRELL

Wavelene Cottrell, 64, of Sand Ridge, died Friday, Apr. 1, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

She was a life-long resident of Calhoun County and was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Cathy Lamp of Grantsville, Marilyn McKinney of Summersville and Julia Daniels of North Carolina; four sons, Billy Hardway and Tommy Hardway, both of Arnoldsburg, and David Cottrell and Ronnie Cottrell, both of Waverly; and two sisters, Pearl Carpenter of Arnoldsburg and Sue Minney of Orma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Cottrell; one son, Jerry Hardway; and one sister, Macel Murphy; and one brother.

Graveside services were held at Cottrell Family Cemetery, with Pastor Matt Morrison officiating.

GRACE OPAL CONNOLLY

Grace Opal Connolly, 96, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 7, 2005, in Jacksonville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William Edward and Sarah Elizabeth Whytsell Nichols.

She was a former member of Richardson Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Marge Fowler of Grantsville and Eileen Fowler of Huntington; one son, Jack Connolly and wife Jennifer of Jacksonville; one half-sister, Geneve Eagle of Mt. Zion; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Ball; her second husband, Jack Connolly; one son, Johnny Ball; one brother, Buford Nichols; and one  sister, Audrey Riggs.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating.

ARCHIE JUNIOR ROSE

Archie Junior Rose, 70, of Munday, died Monday, Apr. 4, 2005, as the result of a boating accident.

He was born at Industry, the son of the late Archie Jefferson and Dora Ruth Bell Rose.

He retired from Performed Line Product Co., Cleveland, after 20 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Barbara Ruth Mraz Rose; one son, Terry Rose and wife Donna of Munday; four daughters, Debbie Hammons and husband Gary of Grantsville, Sherry Rose and fiance Howard Nestor of Palestine, Lorain Cremeans and husband Danny of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Patty Davis and companion Jason Taylor of Annamoriah; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Alfred “Buck” Rose of Munday; and one sister, Edith Mills of Brohard.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elodean Prather and Susie Rose.

Services were held at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Jimmy McIntyre officiating. Burial was in Belt Cemetery, Industry.

LURLAND STUMP

Lurland V. Stump, 96, of Sand Ridge, died Sunday, Apr. 10, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Coy and Luerna Church Robinson.

She had been a school teacher in Calhoun County, employee of Calhoun Citizens Telephone Co. and owner and operator of Stump Dry Cleaning Co., Grantsville. She was a long-time member of Calhoun Republican Committee, a 5th District vice president of Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of Farm Women’s Club, and former 4-H club leader.

Surviving are two sons, Dean Stump of Sand Ridge and Garrell V. Stump of Parkersburg; one daughter, Lyla J. Sharps of Glenville; one sister, Guinivere Elliott of Marietta, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and six step-great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Gene” Stump; one son, Edwin Dewayne Stump; two sisters, Gertrude Stump and Greta McGrill; one brother, Harold Robinson; one grandson; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and three step-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

GAILEY PRICE

Gailey Price, 71, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Cabin Run, the son of the late Charley L. and Maggie Marks Price.

He was retired from Pennzoil with 23 years of service and was a member of Teamster’s Union, Local 175, Charleston. He attended Good Hope Baptist Church, Reedy.

Surviving are his wife, Madge McKown Price, whom he married Sept. 5, 1959; one sister, Thelma Dowler of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Rosa Parsons, Jewell Brooker, Ruby Wallace and Evadine Price, and five brothers, Cleon, Oral, Oris, Glennie and Eugene Price.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor John Price and Pastor Charles Davis officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Reedy.

BONNIDENO EMMA CRAWFORD

Bonnideno Emma Crawford, 85, of Lost Creek, died Monday, Apr. 18, 2005, at United Hospital, Clarksburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Benjamin Fredrick and Mary Morgan Starkey.

She was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church and of the Junior Order of American Mechanics Ladies Auxiliary. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, David Stephen Crawford and wife Candy of Elkins and Larry Veon Crawford and wife Ann of Lost Creek; one sister, Egra Starkey of Lost Creek; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Veon Crawford; three brothers, Tillman, Leon and Chester Starkey; and four sisters, Lillie Poling, Gladys Morrison, Martha Yoak and Juanita Walker.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jeff Winters officiating. Burial was in Evegreen North Cemetery.

COE McCARTNEY

Coe M. McCartney, 89, of Calcutta, Ohio, died Saturday, Apr. 16, 2005, at Calcutta Health Care.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late E.J. and Pearl Kendall Hickman.

She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Rogers, Ohio.

Surviving are two sons, Ersel McCartney and Ethan McCartney, both of Streetsboro, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Goff McCartney; one daughter, Ureda Simpson; two sons, Parker and Delano McCartney; and three grandchildren.

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

CALVIN CURT JARVIS

Calvin Curt Jarvis, 76, of Kimbolton, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 14, 2005.

He was the son of the late Calvin S. and Grace Bailey Jarvis.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, earning a Purple Heart in Korea, and a life member of VFW Post 2901. He was a retired UAW worker after 32 years with General Motors, Parma, Ohio. He worked for Hope Gas, was a school bus driver and a gas station owner. He was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Jarvis; one son, Tim Jarvis of Ohio; four daughters, Rhonda Holeton, Robin Wiley and Rhea Jarvis, all of Tennessee, and Sara Jane Golden of West Virginia; two step-sons, Bob Burgess of Ohio and Drew Estep of Kimbolton; two step-daughters, Sherry Turner of Ohio and Amy Estep of Cambridge, Ohio; four brothers, Carl, Gary, Bill and Charter Jarvis, all of West Virginia; six sisters, Rilma Chandler of South Carolina and Maysel Stalnaker, Madelene Hardway, Bonnie Ellison, Nell DeWeese and Geneva Badgett, all of West Virginia; and several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

OLLIE FORD

Ollie O. Ford, 95, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 16, 2005.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Okey and Annie Shimer.

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

Surviving are five daughters, Josephine Church and husband Arles of Bedford, Ohio, Mabel Sampson of Raleigh, N.C., Elmadine Bevins and husband Ray of Perry, Ohio, Nina Dawson and husband Lanny of Millstone and Judy Gainer and husband Dave of Burnt House; five sons, Anes Ford of Eastlake, Ohio, Ronald Ford and wife Virginia of Copley, Ohio, Billy Ford of Cleveland, Ohio, Roger Ford and wife Helen of Grantsville and Butch Ford and wife Beverly of Grantsville; 44 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Goldie Richards, Pearl Reed and Blanche Kendall, all of Grantsville, Arthelia Richards of Elizabeth and Pauline Cline of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Ford; two sons, Terry Ford and Avery Ford; two daughters, Dina Ford and Mazine Wilson; two sisters, Virgie Williams and Clarith Wilson; and one brother, Teddy Shimer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating, and burial in Gainer Cemetery.

MARIE HUNT

Marie Hicks Hunt, 85, of Valrico, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1939 and was retired from Goodyear Tire Co., Akron, Ohio.

WESLEY TODD GLOVER

Wesley Todd Glover, 29, died Friday, Apr. 15, 2005, in Wayne County as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Kenneth and Genieva Glover of Jacksonburg.

He was employed as a court social worker with Youth Services Division of Kanawha County Dept. of Health and Human Resources.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Tara Cassidy Glover of Wayne; one sister, Shannon Smith of Jacksonburg; two nieces, one nephew; his maternal grandparents, Forest and Blanch Tingler of Big Springs; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Services were held at Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne.

DANNY McKOWN

Danny McKown, 55, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Lee Junior McKown and Marie Wallbrown McKown of Arnoldsburg.

He was an oil field driller for 20 years, a construction worker, trucker, farmer and owner of McKown Logging.

Surviving are his wife, Colleen Jean McKown; two daughters, Tracy Dianne Parsons of Germany and Melissa Dawn Boyer of Arnoldsburg; two sons, Ronald Michael McKown and James Daniel McKown and wife Carrie, all of Arnoldsburg; six brothers, Eugene, James, Eddie, Johnny, Jerry and Mike McKown, all of Arnoldsburg; seven sisters, Frances Greathouse, Donna Butler and Sandra Butler, all of Arnoldsburg, Patty Dickey and Judy Schartiger, both of Nicut, Joyce Newell of Orma and Sherry Dalo of Canton, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Cody, Sierra, Mitch, Savannah, Cassidy and Isaac.

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

WILLIAM PAUL LEE

William Paul Lee of Creston died Monday, Apr. 18, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Burning Springs, the son of the late William Wirt and Mattie Tanner Lee.

He served during World War II in the European Theatre, with both of his brothers, and in the North African Campaign. He retired as a truck driver with Roadway Trucking. He attended Burning Springs United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Louise Lee; three brothers, Ernest Lee, Clarence R. Lee and Everett Lee; one sister, Elmay Lee; and one nephew, Billy Lee.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor David Paul Williams officiating. Burial was in Rector Cemetery, Burning Springs, with military graveside rites.

RUSSELL SHAFFER

Russell G. Shaffer, 68, of Chloe, died Friday, Apr. 22, 2005, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Halcie Metheney Shaffer of Chloe and the late Homer Shaffer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Ford Motor Co., Brookpark, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his companion of 25 years, Betty Brumfield; two sons, Russell Shaffer, Jr., of Rogers, Ark., and Michael Shaffer of Conway, Ark.; one daughter, Teresa Sillivan of Texarcanna, Ark.; two brothers, Roy Shaffer of Chloe and Tom Shaffer of Canton, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mitchell and Melvin Shaffer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Metheney Cemetery, Chloe.

ROGER CLAY BOGGS

Roger Clay Boggs, 54, of Elmira, died Sunday, Apr. 24, 2005, at his home.

He was the son of the late Henry Clay and Gladys Marie Ball Boggs.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Boggs; one son, Wesley Boggs of Elmira; two brothers, Richard and Henry Lee Boggs; and six sisters, Jeraldine and Jessie Dennison, Mary Stewart, Wanita Mollohan, Anna Mae Dawson and Martha Deemis.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lorene Riley, and one brother, John Boggs.

Graveside services were held at Boggs Cemetery, Big Otter, with Rev. Richard Nicholas officiating.

WILLIAM STARKEY

William B. Starkey, 79, of Grantsville, died Friday, Apr. 29, 2005, at Eagle Pointe Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Tillman and Pansy Trippett Starkey.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from E.I. Dupont Co., Parkersburg, and was a former construction worker. He was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Starkey; one son, Joseph Starkey of Belleville; one step-daughter, Hope Phillips of Mineral Wells; three step-sons, George Hannah of New Mexico, Edwin Hannah of Parkersburg and Frederick Hannah of New Market, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Starkey; one daughter, Joyce Ann Starkey; and one sister, Vivian Manson.

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

SADIE WAGONER

Sadie Wagoner, 91, of Parkersburg, formerly of Leatherbark, died Friday, Apr. 29, 2005, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Arthelia Kerby Roach.

She was a homemaker and formerly attended Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Whited of Parkersburg; three grandsons; three great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorcie Wagoner, in 1981; three sisters, Susie Starcher, Hattie Whiting and Myrtle McCauley; and two brothers, Denver and Denzil Roach.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

FERN STUTLER

Fern Gainer Stutler, 93, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Okey and Dottie F. Cooper Gainer.

She graduated from Tanner High School in 1933 and was a charter member of Tanner Pythian Sisters, Temple #68. She worked for The May Co. and Sears & Roebuck Co., Cleveland, Ohio. She retired in 1974 after 10 years employment with B.L. Marble Furniture Corp., Bedford, Ohio. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are one sister, Eloise Byrd of Cox’s Mill; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; five great-grandsons; one sister-in-law, Elah Gainer Roberts; several nieces and nephews; and her caregiver of 25 years, Caroline Cunningham.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert Gainer, Hale Gainer and Holly E. Gainer; one sister, Fonda Drake; two sons, Kennard and Donald Stutler; and one granddaughter, Yvonne Stutler Montagno.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Tanner.

JAMES LEO GIAR

James Leo Giar, 66, of Orma, formerly of Elyria, Ohio, died Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Charlotte, Mich., the son of the late Leo S. and Geneva Louise Paton Giar.

He graduated from Spencer High School, Spencer, Ohio, Class of 1956. He worked at the Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, for 37½ years, retiring in 1994. He had also worked for the Chicago Tribune and the Madison Times as a press room superintendent.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Graham Giar; nine children, Carla and Ron Graham, James H. and Missy Giar, Charlotte Giar and Joyce Corns, all of Elyria, Dana M. Giar and Jaymes Giar of Orma, Anita Jett of Amherst, Ohio, and Regina Bailey of Saltville, Va.; five grandchildren, Rachelle Corns, John Shank, Jr., Chelsie Giar, Zoe Giar and Indy Ann Settle; one brother, Linden Giar of Red Wing, Minn.; and one sister, Pat Stokes of New London, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Yeaples and Sharon Yeager; two brothers, Hubert and Bill Mitchell; and one infant son, Michael Warren Giar.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating.

RANDY EUGENE BRANNON

Randy Eugene Brannon, 15, of Millstone, died Thursday, Apr. 28, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident near his home.

He was the son of Carl and Judy Brannon.

He enjoyed outdoors, hunting, fishing, four-wheeler riding, football, wrestling, NASCAR, and spending time with family and friends. To all of Randy’s friends and fellow athletes, when you are playing sports or just hanging out, Randy is watching over you. Live each day like it is your last. Randy may not have made it home Apr. 28, but he made it through the Gates of Heaven.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Berlisha Brannon; grandparents, Leon and Nola Smith of Orma and Bill and Joann Brannon of Grantsville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney, Roger Carter and Allen Parsons officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

PATRICIA GOEKLER

Patricia Goekler, 42, of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 28, 2005.

She was the daughter of Mary Camden and the late Robert Bennett.

She was a member of Salvation Army.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, George Goekler; one son, James Goekler; step-father, Dave Camden; two sisters, Hazel Parle and Betty Stecyk; one brother, James Bennett, all of Akron; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Captain Linda Bates officiating, and burial in Hur Cemetery.

SYLVIA ATKINSON

Sylvia V. Atkinson, 88, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Luther and Effie Barton Wigal.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Gerald Atkinson of Mt. Zion; one sister, Joann Curtis of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Burrell Atkinson; four children, Harold W. Atkinson, Bobby Lee Atkinson, Burrell Junior Atkinson and an infant son; and one sister, Joann Edgell.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Stanley officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, Palestine.

WILBERT FREED

Wilbert S. “Web” Freed, 89, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at his residence.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late James Franklin and Hattie D. Goodnight Freed.

He was educated in Wood County schools and was a 1935 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He was a graduate of Mountain State Business College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Sears and Roebuck Co. in 1973. He was a life member of BPO Elks, American Legion and DAV.

Surviving are one son, Alan R. Freed; one daughter, Bonnie B. Caplinger; six grand-children; and nine great-grandchildren, all of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Elizabeth Swain Freed in 1966; his second wife, Blanche E. Beadle Moore Freed in 1994; two sisters, Lelia Fox and Opal Parks; and one brother, Len Freed.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with burial in Evergreen North Cemetery, with military services by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

CLEO ‘Ben’ COWAN

Cleo D. “Ben” Cowan, 85, of Harrisville, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Harrisville, the son of the late George W. and Augusta Sinnett Cowan.

He was retired from Walker Manufacturing, Parkersburg. He was a charter member of Deerwalk Volunteer Fire Dept. and former Wood Co. Republican Party chairman.

Surviving are eight sons, Dexter Lee Cowan of Cocoa, Fla., Earl C. Cowan of Rock Hill, S.C., Michael Todd Davis of Waverly, Walter Mace of Sistersville, Duane Mace of Coolville, Ohio, Dwight Mace and Gary Sutphin, both of Parkersburg, and Larry Sutphin of Vienna; three daughters, Sharon V. Shriner of Parkersburg, Shelby E. Eldreth of Canton, Ohio, and Evelyn “Penny” Todd of Waverly; two brothers, Emery Cowan of Massillon, Ohio, and Omar Cowan of Belpre; two sisters, Oma Jean Wilson of Massillon and Leona Ward of Grantsville; 30 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; and special friend and caregiver, Barb Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Cowan; four brothers, Dennis, Olan, Lawrence and George Cowan, Jr.; and two sisters, Juanita Simons and Gladys Iring.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Roger Barnes officiating, and burial in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

 

LEE ‘Ox’ JOHNSON

Lee “Ox” Johnson, 68, of Washington, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Willard C. and Opal Harris Johnson.

He graduated from Calhoun County High School as president of the Class of 1955. He played football and was awarded the alumni trophy for highest scholastic average for a letterman for two years, selected to first team All-Little Kanawha Conference, and was honorable mention All-State. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany. He retired from GE after 30 years of service as a chemist/safety supervisor. He also played football for the Berlin Bears in Germany, Marshall University and Salem College. He was a registered nurse and volunteer for many years for American Red Cross and was a member and served as president of Region 5 Emergency Medical Services board. He was a commissioner for Lubeck Water Dept. and belonged to several fraternal organizations.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Dawn Satterfield Johnson; four daughters, Linda Johnson of Parkersburg and Linnie Johnson, Luinna Sherwood and Larene Johnson, all of Washington; one granddaughter; two sisters, Lila May Hughes and Grace Dailey, both of Parkersburg; and five brothers, Ralph Johnson of Richwood, Denzil John Johnson of Walker, Emory Johnson of Paden City, Dave Johnson of Vienna and Howard Johnson of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Maxine, Claudena and Linnie, and three brothers,
Wayne, Limer and Willard, Jr.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. John Powell officiating. Burial of cremated remains were in Johnson Family Cemetery, Calhoun County.

NORMAN YOAK

Norman F. Yoak, 74, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Elias and Ollie Kight Yoak.

He was a 1949 graduate of Calhoun County High School. After serving two years in the U.S. Marine Corps, he moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he worked for 29 years at White-Westinghouse and 10 years at Techneglas before retiring and returning home in 1996.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Leona Yoak; two sons, Greg Yoak and wife Jeni and David Yoak and wife Melissa; three grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Yoak and wife Dolores, Billie Joe Yoak and Ray Yoak and wife Madeline; four sisters, Grace Richards, Evadeen Kesler and husband Gordon, Edna Robinson and Hazel Tingler and husband Ray; and many  nieces and nephews, including his personal nurse, Kaye Yoak.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Maze Cemetery, Munday.

JAMES PAUL MAZE

James Paul Maze, 76, of Granite Falls, N.C., died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Caldwell County Hospice.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Lawrence Calvin and Ollie Kemp Maze.

He was retired from Woodlake Apartments and was a taxidermist for several years. He was a member of Hartley Church of Christ, Brohard.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Kinney Maze; four sons, James Maze of St. Cloud, Fla., Lew Maze of Belmont, William (Sam) Maze of Palm Bay, Fla., and Scott Maze of Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; three daughters, Beth Petters of West Melbourne, Fla., Paula Dunn of Lenoir, N.C., and Mary Maze of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Virgil H. Maze of Brohard; one sister, Louise Snider of Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services were held at Hartley Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Tom Butterfield.

IRENE METZ WAYNE

Irene Metz Wayne, 82, of Spencer, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Martin and Maude Boone Metz.

She was retired from Kellwood Co. and was a member of Roane General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She attended Slate Methodist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Inez Carr of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Martin Metz, Jr., of Orma and Frank Metz of Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. H. Greeley Wayne, in 1991; four sisters, Gertrude Perkins, Pauline Farrar, Emma Siers and Anna Longfellow; and three brothers, Bruce, Clell and Thurl Metz.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited and Rev. John Lowe officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery.

CAM SIMONS

Cam Simons, 97, of Ravenswood, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Ravenswood Village Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fred and Edith Cottrell Simons.

He retired from Union Carbide Metal Plant, Alloy.

Surviving are one daughter, Delores Dorsey of Ravenswood, and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Surface Simons; four sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

BROOKS COOPER

Brooks L. Cooper, 80, of Chloe, died Friday, May 13, 2005.

He was born at Nebo, the son of the late Lambert and Rebecca Cooper.

He was the former owner of Cooper’s Hardware, Chloe, and in recent years, he operated a tack shop. He was a member of Linden Masonic Lodge and attended Mud Fork Union Church.

Surviving are one son, Bob Cooper of Chloe; one daughter, Vicky Haid of Charleston; two granddaughters, Lisa and Millie; two great-granddaughters, Reagan and Sarah; one brother, Harry Cooper of Norton, Ohio; and four sisters, Bina Hicks of Akron, Ohio, Elva Browning of Charleston, Elza Vaughan of St. Albans and Marlene Potasnik of Nebo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Arnold Cooper; one infant daughter; one son; one brother; and six sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Meadows officiating.
Burial was in Cooper-Mollohan Cemetery, Nebo.

GERTRUDE LITTLE PROPST

Gertrude Little Propst, 85, of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 15, 2005.

She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Nellie Elliott Little.

She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in U.M. Women. She worked 16 years at Mt. Zion Farmer’s Market.

Surviving are two daughters, JoAnn Stevens of Grantsville and Mary K. Wilson of Vienna; one son, Mike Propst of Grantsville; three grand-children, April Miller of Millboro, Va., Carrie Propst of London, Ky., and Zack Propst of Grantsville; two great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Mikayla Miller; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Millard “Bud” Propst, in 2004; one sister; and seven brothers.

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

HAZEL GREATHOUSE

Hazel Greathouse, 98, of Chloe, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Sibby Greathouse.

Surviving are four sons, Jim Greathouse of Spencer, Bud Greathouse of Fairmont and John Greathouse and Pete Greathouse, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mary Jane Maurer of Cleveland and Pauline Matheney of Chloe; one sister, Goldie of Parkersburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Greathouse; three daughters; two sons, four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gary Bowen officiating, and burial in Orma UMC Cemetery.

WINONA ‘Nonie’ CZAJA

Winona “Nonie” Czaja, 67, of Belleville, Mich., died Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2005.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late William Earl and Mildred Lenore Jackson Bush.

Surviving are her husband, William Czaja; two sons, William David Czaja and Andrew Stephen Czaja; one brother, Robert Bush; four sisters, Madelyn Schultz, Alice Hawthorne, Betty Durst and Carolyn Kelley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Uht Funeral Home, Westland, Mich., with Fr. Alex Wytrwal officiating. Cremation rites were accorded.

FAUSTINE STUMP CRADDOCK

Faustine Stump Craddock, 81, of Baton Rouge, La., died Tuesday, May 17, 2005.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fell Stump.

She attended Glenville State College, received a bachelor of science degree from Wayne State University and did her graduate work at MSU. Her teaching career consisted of positions in West Virginia, Maryland, Michigan and Louisiana. She was a charter member of the Samaritan Club and belonged to University Baptist Church. Part of her past volunteer work included the American Cancer Society, Operation Upgrade, teaching of adult non-readers, and a benefactor of Trianon, aiding the mentally challenged.

Surviving are two sons, Samuel N. Craddock, Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., and Jefferson S. Craddock of Saudi Arabia; two daughters, Sarah C. Morrison, Charge d’Affair, U.S. Embassy, Equatorial Guinea, and Jo Craddock-Green of Baton Rouge; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and one sister, Agra S. Fowler of Ocala, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel N. Craddock.

Memorial service was conducted by Rev. Dr. George Haile in Baton Rouge. Burial was in Glenville.

JETTIE BELLE COLLINS

Jettie Belle Collins, 79, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Virginia Snider Collins.

Surviving are one son, Richard L. Collins of Washington, Ohio; one daughter, Jenny Lynn Joseph of Belpre; one brother, Grover Collins of Big Springs; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Collins; two brothers, Ethelbert and Eddie Collins; and four sisters, Hallie Jones, Nettie Dotson, Rettie Freeland and Reda Leach.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

OPAL JEAN ROSS

Opal Jean Ross, 91, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

She was the daughter of the late James Coral and Belva Jane Hosey Williams.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Ross, and four brothers.

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

WILLIAM ‘Son’ STALNAKER

William “Son” Harley Stalnaker, 80, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, in Yukon Territory, Canada.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fenton and Opal Stalnaker.

He resided in Juneau, Alaska, the last 40 years, where he was a commercial salmon fisherman and home builder. He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving aboard the USS Lang in the South Pacific.

Surviving are two sons, William C. Stalnaker and Robert F. Stalnaker, both of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Anita L. White of Salem, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Glenna Fleming of Arnoldsburg and Emma Lou Chenoweth and Orma “Toots” Downs, both of Ohio; one brother, Paul Stalnaker of Millstone; many nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Dee DeMars of Juneau.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeremiah Andrew Stalnaker; one brother, Marvin Stalnaker; and one sister, Wanda Lee White.

Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

HUBERT MACE

Hubert L. Mace, 79, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harley and Lillie Bailey Mace.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as a truck driver in the 756 Ordnance Co., 65th Army Division. He was retired from E.F. Hauserman Co.

Surviving are two sons, Danny Mace of Talmadge, Ohio, and Duane Mace of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Lorrie Mace of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Marge Digman of Spencer and Fern Kelley of Vienna; two half-sisters, Janet Sweeney of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and Patricia Selopek of Medina, Ohio; one half-brother, Troy Gene Mace of Spokane, Wash.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Mace, in 2000.

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

JULIA MYRTLE COEN MARTIN

Julia Myrtle Coen Martin, 89, of Chloe, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the home of Ron and Lois Cummings, her caregivers since December.

She was born at Elana, Roane County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Rushia Sharp Drake.

She attended Mudfork Union Church for 65 years and was the oldest living member.

Surviving are two sons, Dallas Ray Coen of Richmond, Va., and Delmer Crawford Coen of Cambridge, Ohio; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Denver Coen, to whom she was married for 50 years; her second husband, Willis Martin; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

BESSIE ARTHUR BELCHER

Bessie Arthur Belcher, 79, of Annamoriah, died Saturday, May 28, 2005.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Holly Roscoe and Ottis Saltkeld Greathouse.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, James Arthur and wife Sue and Tony Arthur and wife Crystal, all of Annamoriah; two daughters, Sue Miller and husband Dean and Charlotte Blair and husband Tim, all of Annamoriah; 10 grandchildren, Randy and Barry Miller, Brian, Brent and Craig Arthur, Cheryl Smith, Amber Boak, and Josh, Jeff and Jared Blair; 11 great-grandchildren, Emily, Caroline and Brock Arthur, Emma, Lyndsey, Tyler and Alexander Miller, Aaron and Kalyn Smith, Joel Blair and Austin Coon; four brothers, June Greathouse of Annamoriah and Eugene, Carl and Garry Greathouse, all of Warren, Ohio; and one sister, Gwen Gibson of Bristoville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ira Arthur, in 1992; one infant son; two brothers, Bud and Larry Greathouse; and one sister, Garnet Hess.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. C.W. McDonald officiating, and burial in Cooper Cemetery, near Annamoriah.

WILMA JUNE AGATHA JARVIS

Wilma June Agatha Jarvis, 73, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Charleston General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County and lived the past 13 years in Spencer with friends and family. She was the daughter of Lovey and John E. Sharp.

 She was a Christian.

Surviving are three sons, Ricky Gene Jarvis of Spencer, David Paul Jarvis of Savannah, Ga., and Kevin Lee Jarvis of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude J. Jarvis, in 1998, and two sons, Stephen C. Jarvis and Roger L. Jarvis.

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

EVELYN KING

Evelyn King, 90, of Vermilion, Ohio, died Friday, May 27, 2005.

She was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Malesky Trusko.

She was an active member of Grace Baptist Church, Lorain, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Krepcik and Nancy DeVault, both of Vermilion; two sons, David Sivnksty of Lorain and Gary King of Avon, Ohio; two step-sons, Harold and John King of Cleveland, Ohio; one step-daughter, Ella Mae Yost of Naples, Fla.; three sisters, Mayme Grabowsky of Solon, Ohio, and Alberta Sivnksty and Annie Petrovich, both of Fairmont; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd King; one daughter, Harriett Summers; and
one grandson, Ronald Mitchell.

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

LINDSEY RYAN MANN

Lindsey Ryan Mann, 16, of Spencer, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born in Huntington, the daughter of Melinda and Donald Sampson of Spencer and Charles and Sharon Mann of Huntington.

She was a sophomore at Roane County High School, and a member of Future Business Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was a member of 4-H, having served as president, vice president and treasurer, and was a
4-H livestock showperson. She was a former cheerleader and wrestling matmaid, manager for
the RCHS football team, member of Hi-Y, National Junior Honor Society, Honor Roll and Youth Government lobbyist in Charleston, and was a pole vaulter on the RCHS track team. She was a West Virginia Pre Teen Finalist and was named Miss Photogenic at the Junior Miss Black Walnut Festival Pageant. She formerly attended Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington. She was going to go to Australia this summer to represent West Virginia and the United States in the Down Under Olympics as a pole vaulter.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are four sisters, Cassie Mann and Kelly, Kristen and Traci Sampson; one brother, Chase Mann; paternal grandparents, Charles and Patricia Mann of Huntington; and maternal grandparents, Roy G. and Irene Hildreth of Spencer.

Services were held at Roane County High School, with eulogy by Bob and Anita Ashley and Jean Melarvie. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery with graveside rites by Rev. Randy Whited.

WALTER TRUSS, JR.

Dr. Rev. Walter Truss, Jr., 83, of Grantsville, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Margaret, Ala., the son of the late Walter Truss I and Birdie Truss-Turner.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army-Air Force during World War II, serving 3½ years in North Africa, France and Italy, and retiring from the Air Force with 22 years of active service as Master Sergeant at Vienna-Youngstown Air Force Base. He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He attended Grantsville Bible College where he received his doctoral degree in divinity. He was pastor of Glorious GOGIC for 17 years and superintendent of Warren District 2 for 10 years. He joined Victory Baptist Church in 2001 and began a new ministry with Spencer Tabernacle in 2004.

Surviving are his wife of five years, the former Katheryn Sampson; three sisters, Mildred Whitthorne, Queenie Griffin of Memphis, Tenn., and Gwendolyn Looney of Ragland, Ala.; six sons, Michael Truss, Walter Truss III, Wayne Truss, William Truss, Robert Carter of Warren, Ohio, and Jeffery Carter of Grantsville; six daughters, Patricia Byrd, Joanne Warren of Charlotte, N.C., Beverly Hernandez, Rosetta Cowan of Warren, Ohio, Chris Austin of Grantsville and Rebecca Miller of Warren; 31 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Mose Turner; his wife of 62 years, Helen Smith Truss; two sisters, Bessie and Lila Mae; one brother, Mose Jr.; one son, Bruce Truss; one aunt, Queenie Moore; and a cousin, Raymond “Getzalee” Lathan, who was like a brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ken Heiney officiating, and at Sterling McCullough-Williams Funeral Home, Warren, Ohio, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Warren.

JUANITA RICHARDS

Juanita P. Richards, 77, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 30, 2005.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John J. and Scottie L. Plant Wright.

She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Herbert Wright of Washington; two daughters, Carmy Stoneking of Parkersburg and Dottie Osbourn of Vienna; one brother, Wayne Wright of Clearwater, Fla.; six sisters, Jean Cripin of Creswell, N.C., Gwen Lesley of Liberty, S.C., Pat Pickens of Williamstown, Margie Johnson of Grantsville, Betty Westfall of Washington and Oleda Boyce of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Richards, in 1977, and one son, Terry Richards.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Dana Slingluff officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

MILDRED PEARL VANHORN

Mildred Pearl Vanhorn, 80, of Weston, died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Mercer County, the daughter of the late Aerastus Fenton and Mary Smith Maxwell.

She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Weston.

Surviving are three sons, Richard Vanhorn of LaPlatam, Md., Leary W. Vanhorn of Pine Grove and Boyd K. Vanhorn of Clarksburg; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Porter Vanhorn; and one grandson, Farrel Vanhorn.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Richard Vanhorn, Leary Vanhorn and Boyd Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

JEFFERY RAY RIGGS

Jeffery Ray Riggs, 34, of Sanford, N.C., died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Central Carolina Hospital.

He was a native of Calhoun County, the son of Michael Ray and Dora Newell Riggs of Big Springs.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sheryl Phillips Riggs; one son, Bradley Keith Riggs; two daughters, Brittany Kay and Joyce Nicole Riggs; one brother, Michael “Curt” Clayton Riggs and wife Kimberly of Big Springs; one sister, Samantha Lynn McWilliams of Parkersburg; maternal grandmother, Dora Newell of Big Bend; five nieces; and one nephew.

Services were held at New Testament Church, Big Springs, with Pastor Matt Morrison officiating. Burial was in Newell Cemetery.

CLARKSTON SAMUEL DAY, JR.

Clarkston Samuel Day, Jr., 79, of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Clarkston and Mada Day.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Obeda Harris Day; two sons, James F. Day and Clarkston Eugene Day, both of Cutler, Ohio; four daughters, Stella Place of Little Hocking, Ohio, Della Meadows and Debra Collins, both of Belpre, and Cassandra Collins of Grantsville; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Anna Irene Day.

Memorial service was held at Decatur Methodist Church, Little Hocking.

CHERREL (Jack) WILSON

Cherrel (Jack) Wilson, 59, of Grantsville, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Big Springs, the son of the late Alfred Harley Wilson and Liddie Ellen Silmon Wilson Westfall.

He had been a longtime employee of Creston Oil Co.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Dines Wilson; two sons, Daniel and Harley Wilson; two daughters, Carrie Villers and Patty Sampson; three brothers, Darrel (Pat) Wilson, Doil Westfall and Kenneth Westfall; three sisters, Flossie McDonald, Marlene Kight and Betty Hosey; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Lester Westfall, and two sisters, Lois and Darlene Wilson.

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

FRANCES MOORE

Frances M. Moore, 68, of Chloe, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Presley M. Morris and Mary Alice Richardson Morris.

She was a homemaker and member of Nebo Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Roscoe Moore; two daughters, Dr. Demetra Moore of St. Louis, Mo., and Melissa Sparks of Creston, Ohio; three granddaughters; one sister, Barbara Mace of Chloe; and two brothers, Tony Morris and Johnny Morris, both of Chloe.

There will be no visitation or service.

SAMUEL COOK

Samuel L. Cook, 70, of Ft. Washington, Md., died Friday, June 3, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Roanoke, Va., the son of the late William Hamilton Cook and Iva Jeanette Clark Cook.

He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer 3 from the U.S. Army National Guard with 33 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Emogene Campbell Cook; two sons, Jeffrey Cook of Ft. Washington and Steven Cook and wife Patty of Sand Ridge; and one grandchild, Bradley Cook of Shock.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McBride officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

ELIZABETH RAYBUCK

Elizabeth E. Raybuck, 75, of Tallmadge, Ohio, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at home.

She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late Harrison and Leah.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Eugene; two daughters, Sheila Jordan of Mississippi and Marsha Vincent of Tallmadge; one sister, Murdayne Blosser of Ripley; and six grand-children.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda.

Services were held in Akron, Ohio.

CARL ALLEN

Carl E. Allen, 81, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at the Arbors, Marietta.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Darley and Effie Allen.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Christian Baptist, Nicolette Road.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary L. Collins; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Orris and Orville; and one sister, Francis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret McPeek Allen; two sons, Neal and Mack; two brothers, Jeff and Dennis; one sister, June; and two half-brothers, Bernard and Virgil Hughes.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Reva Hupp officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

JENNIE LEE DEEM

Jennie Lee Deem, 92, of Vienna, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Worthington Manor Nursing Facility.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Pearl Greathouse Wright.

She had worked at American Viscose Corp. She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Temple.

Surviving are one son, Gary D. Deem of Vienna; one nephew, whom she raised, John Bennett of Parkersburg; two sisters, Ruby Wright of Ravenswood and Madelene Miller of Parkersburg; three grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy D. Deem, in 1987; three brothers; six sisters; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Don Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

RONZEL GOODNIGHT

Ronzel H. Goodnight, 68, of Macfarlan, died Friday, June 10, 2005, at his residence.

He was born on Bell Run, Calhoun County, the son of the late Lawrence H. and Dessie May Richards Goodnight.

He worked in the oil fields and timber industry and later retired from O’Ames, Parkersburg, after 28 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Freda M. Davis Goodnight of Big Bend; five children, Kenny Goodnight and Dedera Goodnight, both of Macfarlan, Donna Rose and Ronzel Goodnight II, both of Brohard, and Jason Goodnight of Big Bend; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a friend, Maxine Jones Goodnight of Marfarlan; two brothers, Arthur Goodnight of Ravenna, Ohio, and Delmas Goodnight of Brohard; two sisters, Mavarine Butler of Bowie, Md., and Delores Dye of Smithville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Freda Bush, and one niece, Tammy Dye Hatfield.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery.

LYDIA BLANCH TINGLER

Lydia Blanch Tingler, 76, of Big Springs, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Big Springs, the daughter of the late W.E. Cunningham and Minnie Richards Cunningham.

She was a member of Beech Valley Methodist Church since childhood.

Surviving are her husband, Forest Tingler; three daughters, Genieva Glover of Jacksonburg, Paulette Shingleton of Barbour County and Jeanette Gard of McBee, S.C.; two sons, Eli Ray Tingler and Edward C. Tingler, both of Big Springs; one brother, Raymon Cunningham of Jackson County; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

JOHN THOMAS JACKSON

John Thomas Jackson, 75, of Belmont, died Thursday, June 16, 2005.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Tommy and Ruie Jones Jackson.

Surviving are two sisters, Ruth Pitts of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Kramer of Park-ersburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Scottie Jackson and Alvie McCune, and one sister,
Mary Cain.

Graveside services were held at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend, with Rev. Charlie Davis officiating.

DEARMAN ‘I.D.’ FREED

I. Dearman “I.D.” Freed, 83, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Guy and Dora B. Gainer Freed.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He co-owned and operated National Muffler with Joe Ambrose in Parkersburg. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Rothwell Freed of Parkersburg, whom he married Aug. 18, 1942; one son, Brooks D. Freed of Marietta, Ohio; one daughter, Sherry Lynn Phelps of Belpre, Ohio; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Phil Newhart and Pastor David Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

BRENTON BOGGS

Brenton Boggs, 83, of Clothier, died May 20, 2005, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County and was retired from Hope Gas. He was a U.S. Army sergeant during World War II, serving in Europe. He was a member of VFW Post #5578, Madison, and member and ruling elder of Clothier Presbyterian Church. He was a 35-year member of Madison Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife, Norma Lynch Boggs; one grandson, Bryan W. Boggs of Charleston; two great-granddaughters, Briana and Hannah Boggs of Charleston; one brother, Clyde Boggs of Pineville; and one sister-in-law, Patricia Laughlin of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by one son, William B. Boggs, and one brother, Charles Boggs.

Services were held at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial was in Albert’s Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

FLORA EVELYN GODFREY

Flora Evelyn Godfrey, 73, of Grantsville, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at home.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Roy and Avis Nichols Starkey.

She was a former cook at Pleasant Hill School and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Donald H. Godfrey; two sons, Col. Dr. Larry Godfrey of Carlisle, Pa., and Sgt. First Class Rodney Godfrey of Dover, Del.; one brother, Raymond Starkey of Grants-ville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

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

ISABELLE PARSONS

Isabelle Parsons, 76, of Whigham, Ga., died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Grady General Hospital, Cairo, Ga.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Russell and Esta Phillips Ferrell.

She was retired as a food service technician with the West Virginia school system. She was a member of Whigham Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, D.J. Parsons, whom she married Nov. 13, 1947; two daughters, Vangeline Smith of Elyria, Ohio, and Rebecca Ann Parsons of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, John Parsons of Indian Head, Md., and James Parsons of Warrenton, Va.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Naomi Ferrell of Big Bend and Norma Queen of St. Marys; and step-mother, Olga Ferrell of Big Bend.

She was preceded in death by one son, Denzil Jack Parsons II, and one brother, Harold Ferrell.

Services were held at Clark Funeral Home Chapel, Cairo. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery,
Whigham.

HARRY HAYMAKER

Harry Haymaker, 91, of Pineville and Scott Depot, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Crestview Manor, Dayton, Ohio.

He retired from Cabot Corp., Charleston.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie Haymaker of Crestview Manor and Patricia Trent of Kettering, Ohio; one son, Timothy Haymaker of Lexington, Ky.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Haymaker, and one grandson, Matthew Haymaker.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Sycamore Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

EMOGENE PARK

Emogene H. Park, 76, of Minnora, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at her home.

She was born at Little Creek, the daughter of the late Louie and Nellie Boice Arthur.

She was a 1946 graduate of Wirt County High School and taught school for a short time. She was an employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer, for 34 years, and was a seamstress and sewing instructor for many years.

Surviving are one son, Robert Marlin Park of Minnora; one daughter, Lois Ann Park Newell of Chloe; three grandchildren, Greg Park and wife Sheleena of Lost Creek, Cristina Johnson and husband Robert of Millstone and Joseph Marlin Park of Minnora; three great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Karlie Johnson of Millstone and Samantha Park of Lost Creek; three great-nephews, Allen, Martin and Jason Boggs of Akron, Ohio; and a special great-niece, Julie Vineyard of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by one nephew, Michael Boggs of Akron; one sister, Rosalene Boggs of Akron; and one brother, Robert Arthur of Weston.

Private services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Minnora M.E.
Church Cemetery.

ELAH GIBSON

Elah L. Gibson, 93, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at Woodlands of Ravenna.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Husk Kerby.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Bonnie Facemire of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; four sons, Harold Gibson of Bristolville, Ohio, Verl Duane Gibson of Warren, Ohio, Gerald Gibson of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Larry Gibson of Ravenna; two sisters, Lucille Basnett of Big Bend and Helena Bennett of Elyria, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Gibson; one daughter, Patricia Nevin; one
sister; five brothers; and one grandson, Mark.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Gene Kerby officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker.

REV. G.W. PRINE

Rev. G.W. Prine, 93, of Rockport, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Luther and Luranie Schoolcraft Prine.

He was a member of Limestone United Methodist Church. He was a United Methodist minister for more than 50 years.

Surviving are five daughters, Juanita Garrett of Ravenswood, Dorothy Gorrell of Sandyville, Grace Smith and Patricia Pugh, both of Washington, and Ruth Snyder of Mineral Wells; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elma Hall of Vincent, Ohio, and Liddie Ryan of Rockport; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Gerald Perkins Prine, in January, 1994; two infant sons; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Frank Miller officiating. Burial was in Limestone Cemetery.

ICY MORRIS

Icy A. Morris, 87, of Elyria, Ohio, died Thursday, June 30, 2005, at Center Ridge Health Center, North Ridgeville, Ohio.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late W.L. and Dora Gorby Husk.

She had lived in Elyria since 1954. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving are three daughters, Janet Maze, Donna Sauer and Shirley Antel, all of Elyria; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nellie Hughes of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth B. Morris in 1959; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Ellis and Roy Husk; and four sisters, Ida Starcher, Goldie Smith, Virginia Sampson and Georgia Jones.

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

ALMA ‘Freda’ ROBERTS

Alma Alfreda “Freda” Durst Roberts, 77, died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Kingston of Vermilion, Ohio.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of William and Mary Durst.

She had attended Mount Hope Baptist Temple and Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington.

Surviving are one daughter, Beverly Jean Johnson; one son, Franklin D. Roberts; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe; one sister, Elesta Whipkey; and one brother, Simon Tuttle.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Dana Gatewood officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery.

BASIL ARNO (Bud) COOPER

Basil Arno (Bud) Cooper, 41, of Grantsville, died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at his home.

He was the son of Tom Cooper of Chloe and Helen Jarvis Burns of Elizabeth.

He was a heavy equipment operator in the pipeline construction industry.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Becky Whipkey Cooper; one son, Adam Roberts of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Kayla Cooper of Five Forks; four sisters, Tammy McCullough of Chloe, Kathy Moneypenny of Arizona, Lisa Laughlin of Arnoldsburg and Marty Coplin of Elizabeth.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Arno and Roxie Sears Cooper; his maternal grandparents, Cecil and Nell Arnold Jarvis; and his step-father, Michael Burns.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating.

LENORA CRADDOCK EVERSON

Lenora Craddock Everson, 85, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Heritage Hills Retirement Inn, Hendersonville, N.C.

She was born at Altizer, the daughter of the late David and Letha Craddock.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree at Glenville State College and a masters degree in education at West Virginia University. She was a former school teacher with 41 years of service in Calhoun and Wood counties. She was Teacher of the Year in Wood County in 1980.

Surviving are two daughters, Jacqulyn Bach of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Becky Lister of Hendersonville; twin brother, Bill Craddock of Canal Fulton, Ohio; six grandchildren; one step-son, John Sartor of Parkersburg, with whom she had a special relationship; and several nieces and nephews.

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

PAULINE HAMBLIN

Pauline Hamblin, 76, of Grantsville, died Sunday, July 3, 2005.

Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy Johnson; two sons, William Greathouse and James Greathouse; five grandchildren, Charlotte Morgan, Johnathan Busch, Ricky Johnson and Tessa and Erica Greathouse; and six great-grandchildren, Kori, Christen, Timmy, Jacki, Ceara and Cheyanne.

She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Nikki Wyatt.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Johnny Miller and David Weaver
officiating. Burial was in Slider Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

RANDOLPH ‘RANDY’ GAINER

Randolph B. “Randy” Gainer, 54, Draper, Utah, died Friday, July 8, 2005.

He was the son of Jerry and Ruth Gainer and a 1969 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

He spent the last 25 years of his life in dedicated service to his family, his church, and the boy scouts. He spent many years on the Great Salt Lake Counsel, served on the Draper City Counsel, and left his ward family while serving as their bishop.

Surviving are his wife, Judy B. Gainer; eight children, Will, Chris, Dave, Heather, Heidi, Emily, Lizzy and Danny; and two brothers, Willis Gainer and Dan Gainer.

Services were held at Corner Canyon Stake Center. Visitation was at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley Funeral Chapel, South Jordan, Utah. Burial was in Larkin & Sunset Gardens.

OPAL MAE KIRBY

Opal Mae Kirby, 83, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, July 8, 2005.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Mae Greathouse Parrill.

 She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators and B.F. Goodrich, Grantsville. She was a member of Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Richard Kirby and wife Karen of Mt. Zion; one grandson, Matthew Kirby and wife Nicole of Little Hocking, Ohio; three sisters, Nina Cassidy of Mineral Wells, Mamie Dawson of Parkersburg and Katherine Gainer of Barberton, Ohio; and one brother, Virgil “Dick” Parrill of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest “Buck” Kirby; two sisters, Blanche Whytsell and Joan Henthorn; and three brothers, Clay Parrill, Raymond Parrill and Robert Parrill.

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

JOHN DAVID HICKMAN, JR.

John David Hickman, Jr., 25, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Katherine Tallhammer of Mt. Zion and John David
Hickman, Sr., of Mt. Zion.

He was a roofer and attended Stoney Point Church.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, is one brother, Jeffrey Alan Tallhammer of Mt. Zion.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

MELVIN ROBINSON

Melvin H. “Mouse” Robinson, 63, of Freeport, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Earl and Minnie Robinson.

He was raised in Tanner and worked as a timber man at a sawmill and in the oil fields.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Karey Jo Robinson; one son, Tony Robinson of Stockport, Ohio; two daughters, Tina Davisson of Lost Creek and Shelia Hanson of Pikeville, Ky.; six grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; two brothers, Vinton Robinson of Tanner and Glen Robinson of Lubeck; two sisters, Helen Keith of Mineral Wells and July Hardbarger of Washington; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

It was his wish to donate his body to Human Gift Registry, Dept. of Neurobiology & Anatomy, West Virginia University, Morgantown.

DEAN BOONE

Dean Boone, 74, of Millstone, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Chanity and Della Boone Stout.

He served as a police officer and chief of police of Glenville before he retired as a security guard at Glenville State College after 14 years.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Norma Boone; four children, Barbara Boggs, Joyce Riddle and Bill Boone, all of Glenville, and Dee Wilford of Millstone; six grandchildren, including Amber Wilford of Millstone; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Lucy Putman, Louise Boone and Annie Vizzo.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Neil Boone, and one sister, Madeline Putman.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Cliff Sams officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Gilmer County.

LOIS ‘Carol’ RICHEY

Lois “Carol” Richey, 62, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Hawkinsville, Ga.

She was born at Leafbank, the only daughter of the late Robert Welch and Rhoda Blanche Richards Welch Jones.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Richey; three sons, Joseph and Christopher, both of Hawkinsville, and Gregory of South Carolina; two granddaughters; five grandsons; one brother, Donald Welch of Macon, Ga.; four half-sisters, Shirley Ann Taylor and husband Douglas, Betty Jane Jenkins and husband Edward, all of Big Bend, Wanda Leona Dye of Oaksboro, N.C., and Sara Welch of Hebron, Ohio; two half-brothers, Russell E. Jones and wife Vicki of Big Springs and Richard Welch of Lancaster, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Fumiko Welch of Grantsville; and one half-sister-in-law, Carol Jones of Statesville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William Foster Welch; one half-brother, Darl Glen
Jones; and her step-father, Harley C. Jones.

Services were held at Salem Baptist Church, Ben Hill County, Ga., with Rev. Tracy Mays and her brother-in-law Rev. Bobby Richey officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.

LEONARD MARSHALL

Leonard B. Marshall, 95, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Robert Melville and Myrtle Simers Marshall.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Corp., having worked at the former Cabot Station for many years. He was a long-time member and former vice president of the board of directors of Calhoun Banks. He was a member of Eureka Lodge 40 AF&FM, Grantsville, Charleston Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies, and Nemesis Temple, Parkersburg. He was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are three nephews, Jesse Jackson of Big Bend, Roger Marshall of Baltimore, Md., and Dr. Neill Marshall of New Martinsville; three nieces, Virginia Hosey of Lucasville, Ohio, Drusilla Vandoren of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Jeanette Stump of Stumptown; and a special friend, Joe Dennison of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Trippett Marshall, and several nieces and nephews. He was the last member of his immediate family.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Masonic graveside rites.

GEORGIA LOTT

Georgia A. Lott, 80, of Big Bend, died Thursday, July 14, 2005.

She was the daughter of the late Snyder and Mary Ann Arbogast Radcliff.

Surviving are her husband of 31 years, Ronzel Lott; one son, Gerald Riddle and wife Joy; one brother, Edward Radcliff and wife Theresa; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Early Riddle; one brother, Norvel Radcliff; one sister, Mary Ann Golden; and two sons, Fred E. and Larry Radcliff.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Berry Miller officiating.

JANICE LOWTHER

Janice Forshey Lowther, 66, of Waverly, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late David and Corene Jarvis Hicks.

Surviving are three sons, Robert Forshey and Donald Forshey, both of Waverly, and Douglas Forshey of Parkersburg; two daughters, Deb Waggoner of Waverly and Donna Snyder of Coolville, Ohio; one brother, Dallas Jarvis of Akron, Ohio; four sisters, Dorothy Duncan and Glennis Blevins, both of Akron, Gladys Forshey of Waverly and Ann Davis of Parkersburg; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Forshey; second husband, Robert Lowther; and two brothers, Eugene and Charles Hicks.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Brian Cook officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Baptist Cemetery.

NORMA JEAN GIBSON

Norma Jean Gibson, 51, of Big Bend, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at her home.

She was born in Oceana, the daughter of Sylvia Bailey Osborne of Glenville and the late Dallas Arie Osborne.

She was employed by William Sharp Hospital, Weston, as a nurse.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 30 years, Arthur H. Gibson; two daughters, Laura Griffith of Blue Ridge, Va., and Michelle Hornsby of Auburn; two sons, Steven Gibson and Craig Gibson, both of Glenville; five brothers, Dean Osborne of Glenville, James Bailey and Mayor Ronald Osborne, both of Auburn, Shurdon Osborne of Texas and Johnie Osborne of Jane Lew; six sisters, Shirley Wolfe of Auburn, Madeline McCune of Bassett, Va., Freda Gibson of Oceana, Edith Lemon of Williamstown, Darlene Tanner of Big Bend and Vickie Sorrell of Cottageville; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life was held at The Church of God, Cox’s Mills, with Rev. Bill Gibson and Rev. Dennett Osborne officiating, and burial in Auburn Baptist Cemetery.

ERNEST MEADOWS

Ernest J. Meadows, 85, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Ft. Sanders Hospital, Sevierville, Tenn.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jerry and Marvilla Isenhart Meadows.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and had retired from U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as a maintenance supervisor. He was a longtime member of Seventh Street EUB Church and had attended North Parkersburg Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, Williamstown.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry L. Meadows of Huntington and David A. Meadows of Parkersburg; one daughter, Pamela Jane Oxley of Poca; one brother, Robert Meadows of Washington; one sister, Ruby Fleak of Washington; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Romine Meadows in 1990; two brothers, Leo and Ron Meadows; and one sister, Mavoureen Harrison.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Norman Butler and Pastor Jim Mike Ward officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

ROBERT STUMP

Robert Stump, 71, of Parkersburg, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at The Arbors of Marietta, Ohio.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of the late Sherman and Cora Stump.

Surviving are three sons, Robert Stump and Clifford Stump, both of Parkersburg, and Scottie Stump of Deerwalk; one daughter, Colona Maxwell of Parkersburg; one brother, Roy Stump of Lorrain, Ohio; two sisters, Gladys Stump and Pearl Graham, both of Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Walter Westfall; three sisters, Murl Mahoney, Lucille Murray and Violet Stump; and four brothers, Otho, John, Jake and Dennis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Lamb officiating, and
burial in Clayton Stump Cemetery, Stumptown.

DELMA DAWSON

Delma G. Deems Dawson, 78, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Otta J. Deems and Opal J. Deems Miller.

 She worked at Rubber Fabricators for 11 years, Calhoun County Bank for 16 years and Huntington Bank, Parkersburg, for 13 years. She was a lifelong member of Bryner Chapel United Methodist Church, Joker, and taught Sunday School for many years.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Glen Dawson; one sister, Velma Deems Dillard; 11 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

ROBERT LEE BARNETT

Robert Lee Barnett, 66, of Sand Ridge, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Ray and Dicie Carpenter Barnett.

He was a former trucker, mechanic and farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Curry Barnett; two daughters, Hope Lee Barnett of Sand Ridge and Eileen Stratton of Newport, Ark.; one brother, Ronald Barnett of Akron, Ohio; seven grand-children; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Cedarville Cemetery.

JEANETTA SMITH

Jeanetta V. Smith, 72, of Cortland, Ohio, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at her home.

She was born at Big Springs, the daughter of the late Frank and Artie Cunningham Hardman.

She was a former inspector for T.R.W. Corp., Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are one brother, Thomas Hardman of Tennessee; one sister, Armetta Schedl of Warren, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Smith.

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

DONNA BUIE

Donna P. Buie, 75, of Boston, Ga., died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at Archbold Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John Seldon and Fannie Goodnight Parsons.

She worked for Terry’s Drug Store in 1948 and for Southern Bell, Jacksonville, Fla., for 10 years. She and her husband owned Buie’s Service and Grocery Store, Big Bend.

She was a member of E.U.B. Methodist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are one daughter, Jo Ann Davison of Boston; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Denzil Parsons of Whigham, Ga., and Lonnie Parsons of Hazelton, Pa.; and three sisters, Bonnie Adams of Alexandria, Va., Maxine Bell of Lake Blackshear, Ga., and Eva Swisher of Washington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Buie; three brothers, Donald Parsons, Charles Parsons and James W. Parsons; and two sisters, Joan Barwell and Louise Parsons.

Graveside services were held at Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

HARLEY COEN

Harley H. Coen, 86, of Strange Creek, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Bernice D. and Stella Sharp Coen.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, coal miner, certified welder on high pressure pipelines, and farmer. He was a member and one of the founders of Keeners Ridge Community Church.

Surviving are two sons, Terry Coen of Horner and Jerry Coen of Concord, N.C.; two daughters, Lois Teets and Carol Teets, both of Strange Creek; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Freda L. Coen, on Feb. 13, 1993, and five brothers, Coy, Jim, Ottis and two infants.

Services were held at Keeners Ridge Community Church, with Rev. Kevin Teets and Rev. Ray Teets officiating, and burial in Walker Cemetery, Keeners Ridge.

HOY KEITH FERRELL

Hoy Keith Ferrell, 53, of Big Bend, died Sunday, July 31, 2005.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Zella S. Ferrell of Big Bend and the late Albert Ferrell.

 He was a member of Boilermakers Union Local #667, Charleston.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one son, Christopher Keith Ferrell of Grantsville; one brother, Gary Ferrell of North Carolina; one half-brother, Paul Snider of Big Bend; two sisters, Jeanette Kyer of Grantsville and Geneva Hays of Parkersburg; and two grandchildren, Mercedes and Jordan.

Graveside services were held at Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

ROY PENTON (Junior) HELMIC

Roy Penton (Junior) Helmic, 82, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Preston and Mary King Helmic.

He was a World War II veteran having spent three years in the U.S. Navy Coast Guard.

Surviving are one step-son, John Norman and wife Freda of Orma; one son, Jim Helmick and wife Dawn of Millstone; one daughter, Janet Marks and husband Jack of Arnoldsburg; one grandson, Alex Marks of Arnoldsburg; and four granddaughters, Erin Helmick of Lakeland, Fla., and Ava Helmick, Hannah Burris and Crystal Marks, all of Millstone.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ona Norman Helmick; one step-grandson, John Dwayne Norman; three brothers, Darrell, Spencer and Albert Helmic; one sister, Verna Starcher; and
step-mother, Orpha Tucker Helmic.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Norman Cemetery, Beech.

HARLEY ELMER NELSON

Harley Elmer Nelson, 56, of Chloe, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at his home.

He was born at Mudfork, the son of the late Maynard Elton and Mandy Catherine Martin Nelson.

He was an auto mechanic.

Surviving are three brothers, Donald Lee Nelson, Allan Ray Nelson and Richard Dale Nelson, all of Chloe; three sisters, Betty Lou Sisson of Chloe, Vivian Sue Carmichael of Ravenswood and Flista H. Hanshaw of West Salem, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Harlan Elton Nelson.

The body was cremated. Graveside services were held at Coen Cemetery, with Darris Arnold officiating.

ETHEL HURFORD

Ethel M. Hurford, 99, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in New Jersey, the daughter of the late Anson and Mary Conover Marshall.

She was a former teacher and U.S. postal worker.

Surviving are one daughter, Joan Schumacher and husband Frank of Grantsville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, D. Arthur Hurford; one daughter, Shirley; and one son, David A. Hurford.

Services and burial were held at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Flemington, N.J.

ERMA CORDER-KIPLINGER

Erma Anderson Corder-Kiplinger, 92, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, July 9, 2005.

She was born in Arnoldsburg. She worked for Goodrich Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, and was a long-standing member of Akron Baptist Temple.

Surviving are one daughter, Carole E. Bowers; one son, Charles W. Corder; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Paul Anderson; one sister, Hettie Wallace; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Victor Corder and Gerald Kiplinger; two sons, Doyle E. Corder and Harold E. Corder; three brothers, and William Woodrow Anderson, Edgar Vance Anderson and Shade E. Anderson.

Services were held at Akron Baptist Temple, with Rev. Howard Powell officiating. Burial was in Manchester Cemetery.

DOYLE R. CRADDOCK

Doyle R. Craddock, 69, of Rittman, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Glover and Ellen Slider Craddock and moved to Rittman in 1954.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954-56 and was employed at Packaging Corp. of America for 41 years until retiring in 1999.

Surviving are his wife, Deloris Baker Craddock; two sons, James Craddock of Rittman and Randy Craddock of Wadsworth, Ohio; two daughters, Jill Bell of Medina, Ohio, and Wendy Ziburis of Alaska; 10 grandchildren; five brothers, Leo Craddock of Florida, Ron Craddock and Homer Craddock, both of Rittman, and Harold Craddock and Larry Craddock, both of West Virginia, and two sisters, Hope Roberts and Linda Boatwright, both of West Virginia.

Services were held at Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Seville, Ohio.

STEPHEN W. HUSK

Stephen W. Husk, 73, of Palestine, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Rocksdale, the son of the late Samuel Clayton and Flora G. Bell Husk.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Thermatex, Warren, Ohio, with 30 years of service.

Surviving are three sons, Kenny Husk and Ray Husk, both of Palestine, and Marvin Husk of Hubbard, Ohio; two sisters, Leah Thompson of Warren, Ohio, and Jean Webster of Akron, Ohio; one grandson; and one step-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn E. Carpenter Husk; one son, Stephen Duane Husk; four brothers, Leander, Junior, Simon and George Husk; and three sisters, Dorothy Westfall, Edith Mace and Susie Craddock.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Emzy Ashby officiating, and military rites by members of American Legion Post 21 and Irvin F. Conley VFW Post 5783. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Hur.

LUELLA McCUNE

Luella McCune, 88, of Windham, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun and Gilmer counties, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Lon and Ora Wilson.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are six daughters, Jean Tidd of Spencer, Stella Argabrite of Paisley, Fla., Minnie Blair Georgia Phelps, both of Somerset, Ky., Wanda Schreffler of Barberton, Ohio, and Goldie Goodrich of Rosedale; four sons, Tom McCune of Paisley, Ben McCune of Glenville, James McCune of Windham and Carl McCune of Somerset; 34 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert McCune, and four grandchildren.

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

DAVID PAUL ROBERTS

David Paul Roberts, 53, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Wilma Roberts Brannon and the late Gerald Edward Roberts.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1974-77. He retired as an electrician from PSEG-Waterford. He also worked for several years at Pleasants Power Station as an electrician and as a supervisor. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Debbi; one daughter, Tracy Dawn Roberts of Parkersburg; one son, Travis Dean Roberts of Parkersburg; three brothers, Michael Lowell Roberts of Phoenix, Ariz., Kenneth Edward Roberts of Pooler, Ga., and Rickey Brannon, Jr., of Westminster, Ma.; one sister, Reta Kay Roberts of Fernandina Beach, Fla; step-father, Rickey Brannon of Parkersburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harry Siers officiating.

ORLESS BAILEY

Orless V. Bailey, 82, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at his home.

He was the son of the late Robert Flummer and Bertha Miller Bailey.

He was a member of Fairview Memorial Church, Lower Nicut.

Surviving are his wife, Delta L. May Bailey; three children, Charlotte Van Buren of Rosedale and Donna Neely and Marty Bailey, both of Nicut; one brother, Junior Bailey; one sister, Eulah Lacalamito; six grandchildren, Youvonne Evans, Tracy Smith, Makensy Bailey, Ronald Neely, Gregory Sears and Mason Bailey; and seven great-grandchildren, John Moore, Kyle Tallman, Abigail Evans, Kurtus Neely, Preston Neely, Brooklyn Smith and Cameron Smith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Darius Bailey and Ronzel Bailey, and three sisters, Texie McCumbers, Vista Bailey and June Conley.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

DONALD CRADDOCK

Donald L. Craddock, 73, of Leroy, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005.

He was born on Jesse’s Run, the son of the late Roscoe and Ida Craddock.

He was a 1951 graduate of Calhoun County High School and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, 1953-54. He was a 32-year employee of Towmotor/Caterpillar lift truck division, Cleveland/ Mentor, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Sylvia; one son, Rodney Craddock of Springfield, Ohio; two grandsons; one brother, Thurl Craddock of Medina, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Bob Keen officiating, and burial in Clark Bailey Cemetery.

RENICE JEANETTE FRANCIS

Renice Jeanette Whipkey Francis, 60, of Elizabeth, formerly of Five Forks, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Brady and Edith Whipkey.

She was a member of Esther Circle, Mary Elizabeth Circle, and United Methodist Women.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Rev. Harold B. Francis of Elizabeth; one daughter, Melissa D. Francis of Elizabeth; one son, Michael V. Francis of Summersville; three granddaughters; three sisters, Hazel Louise Swisher of Parkersburg, Grace Holcomb of Glouster, Ohio, and Carolyn McEwen of Toronto, Ohio; three brothers, Timothy Whipkey of Five Forks, Denzil Whipkey of Mt. Zion and Roger Whipkey of Mt. Zion; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Swisher of Windsor, N.C.; and two brothers, Mervin and Denver Whipkey of Five Forks.

Services were held at Elizabeth United Methodist Church, Elizabeth, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Greg Auxier officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

LARRY JARVIS

Larry D. Jarvis, 63, of Minnora, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at his home.

He was born at Minnora, the son of the late Dorse and Melba Tucker Jarvis.

He was a retired employee of Otis Elevator, Cleveland, Ohio, and a former Calhoun County deputy sheriff. He was a member and Sunday School teacher at Prudence Chapel United Methodist Church, Minnora.

Surviving are his wife, Terri Jarvis; one son, Jerry Jarvis of Parma, Ohio; two daughters, Cynthia Benedict of Elyria, Ohio, and Valerie Hall of Chesapeake Bay, Va.; two sisters, Ruth Dawson of Virginia and Debbie Sears of Minnora; and five grandchildren.

Memorial service was held at Prudence Chapel Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating.

VANDALE MEADOWS

Vandale L. Meadows, 91, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Dwight and Etta Meadows.

He was a veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart while serving in the Philippines. He retired from O’Ames after 35 years of service. He was a member of Grace Brethren Church.

Surviving are one son, Wayne Meadows of Mineral Wells; one daughter, ONeal Haggard of Moncks Corner, S.C.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Oris Meadows of Mt. Zion; and one sister, Olga Ferrell of Big Bend.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Laura Etta Meadows; two brothers, Alva Meadows and Dwight Meadows, Jr.; and one sister, Opal Swihart.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Scott Hannus officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Creston.

DARRELL NICHOLAS

Darrell J. Nicholas, 56, of Orma, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at home.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late Warren and Delphia Riffle Nicholas.

He was a farmer.

Surviving are two brothers, Wesley Nicholas and wife Barbara of Orma and Vance Nicholas and wife Lucille of Orrville, Ohio; one sister, Esther Wilson and husband David of Grantsville; and special friend and companion, Sharon Sue Shaffer.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother.

Graveside services were held at Conley Cemetery, Bear Run, Orma.

HOPE LAWMAN RAMPP

Hope Lawman Rampp 94, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Albert and Clara Washburn Lawman.

She was a member of Bridgeport United Methodist Church, Martha Circle and past president of United Methodist Women. She was a member of Homemakers Club, Governor Johnson Garden Club and Rachel Chapter #47, Order of Eastern Star, where she was a past worthy matron.

Surviving are two daughters, Helen Rampp Morris of Grantsville and Geraldine Hope Rampp of Mansfield, Ohio; one sister, Letha Lawman Rapking of Madisonville, Tenn., 15 grandchildren
and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Joseph Rampp, in 1976; three daughters, Marguerite Rampp Shriver, Virginia Rampp Murdoch and Jeanne Rampp Hart; and two brothers, Fred and Ersel Lawman.

Services were held at Bridgeport U.M. Church, with Rev. Steven E. Dorsey officiating.

Burial was in Bridgeport Cemetery. Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

HALL FRANCIS

Hall V. Francis, 89, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehab, Beverly, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Joseph Lee and Clara Burrows Francis.

He retired from Hope Gas Co. and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Tressa Wright Francis; three sons, Joseph L. of Parkersburg, Harold of Elizabeth and Brad of Greenriver, Wyo.; three daughters, Shirley Corbin of Little Hocking, Ohio, Norma Layfield of Vienna and Linda Smith of Mineral Wells; one sister, Gladis Duke of Mogador, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Clay and Olie.

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

DANA MARTIN HART

Dana Martin Hart, 38, of St. Albans, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of George and Karen Hart of Shock.

He was a registered nurse in the emergency department of Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, with 13 years of service.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one brother, Marvin Hart; one sister, Brenda Hart; and one nephew, Caleb Hart.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Becky and Ruffner Cottrill, and his paternal grandparents, Madge Parsons and Troy Hart.

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

DENNIS LEE RICHARDS

Dennis Lee Richards, 57, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Freeman and Marva Holbert Richards.

He was a former employee of Alfab Co., Smithville, and Fenton Art Glass, Williamstown.

Surviving are four sisters, Dorothy Richards and Norma Stirling, both of Big Bend, Jill Goodnight of Brohard and Brenda Freed of Charleston; two brothers, Denver Richards of Walker and Denzil Keith Richards, Sr., of Parkersburg; eight nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Katherine Richards and Darlene Sue Richards.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

RICHARD STUMP

Richard N. Stump, 51, of Sand Ridge, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Grace Haught Stump of Sand Ridge and the late Rev. Warder E. Stump, Jr.

He was a volunteer fireman and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one brother, Charles H. Stump of Sand Ridge; two sisters, Emily Gainer of Grantsville and Evelyn Fulks of Millstone; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

DONZEL DORSEY BUTLER

Donzel Dorsey Butler, 85, of Orma, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roy and Martha Lowers Butler.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Lillie Butler; seven sons, Jack of Windham, Ohio, Kenneth, Frank, Clarence and Paul, all of Beech Road, Orma, Grover of Spencer and Bob of Follansbee; seven daughters, Marie Burrows of Garrettsville, Ohio, Carolyn Howell and Sharon Rucker, both of Wooster, Ohio, Genvea Rinehart of Follansbee, Peggy Hall of Beech Road and Esther Nichols and Pauline Drake, both of Spencer; 30 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Georgia Atkinson, Stella Hall, Dot Webb and Virginia Parsons.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ray Brannon, Clifford Butler, Nelson Butler and Dalpha Butler; four sisters, Gaye Smith, Genevieve Butler, Rushie Oglesbee and Lear Weirs; two grandchildren, Pamela Jean Butler and Heather Renee Rucker; and one great-grandchild,
Joshua Lee Harris.

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

DENVER TANNER

Denver D. Tanner, 41, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at home.

He was born in Spencer, the son of A. Gale and Frances L. Ash Tanner of Arnoldsburg.

He worked for Slurry Paving of Richmond, Va., and drove tractor-trailers.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Frances Tanner of Indiana; one son, Dusten Lee Tanner at home; four sisters, Kathy Tanner of Sand Ridge, Veronica May of Arnoldsburg, and Joyce Crouser and Kimberly Tanner, both of Micro, N.C.; and six brothers, Howard Tanner of Akron, Ohio, James and Kevin D. Tanner, both of Ravenswood, Michael and Kevin G. Tanner, both of Princeton, N.C., and Keith Tanner of Smithfield, N.C.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Tanner Family Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

DENSIL PAUL (Jack) GUMM

Densil Paul (Jack) Gumm, 76, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Forest Lake and Hester Dailey Gumm.

He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, and was discharged in 1952. He retired as a pipeline foreman, working 25 years for Carl E. Smith Construction Co. and 10 years for Ron Lane, Inc. He was a farmer and winner of the County and District Conservation Farmer of the Year Award in 2004. He attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Maxine Frymier Gumm; four sons, Bill, John, Jim and Rick; eight grandchildren, Nick, Katie, Maranda Parker, Nathan, Brittany Blake, Landon, Michaela and Brody Gumm; one great-grandchild, Triston Parker; step-mother, Phebe Gumm; and two sisters, Ruby Bailey and Connie Badgett.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Rapp, and two brothers, Jennings (Mutt) and Burl Gumm.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery, near Smithville.

DARIUS WAYNE CUNNINGHAM

Darius Wayne Cunningham, 59, of Duck, Clay County, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of Letha Cunningham of Duck and the late John Holly Cunningham.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam War, a member of Vietnam Combat Group, Charleston, and a former tire builder for UniRoyal, B.F. Goodrich and Michelin. He attended Hallburg Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Joan K. Cunningham; two daughters, Dana Collins and Amy Cunningham, both of Akron, Ohio; four brothers, Roger Cunningham of Akron, Leslie Cunningham of Ravenna, Ohio, Larry Cunningham of Duck and Jerry Cunningham of Hartville, Ohio; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Cunningham.

Graveside services were held at Cunningham Cemetery, Buck Fork, with Rev. Michael Jackson officiating and military graveside rites.

EUGENE GREATHOUSE

Eugene P. Greathouse, 75, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Annamoriah, the son of the late Scott Thomas and Ova Mae Grogg Greathouse.

He was a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are one son, Bobby; four sisters, Maxine Davis of Elizabeth, Pauline Messner of Barberton, Ohio, Virginia Schwartz of Creston and Emma Arthur of Mineral Wells; and two brothers, Franklin of Akron, Ohio, and Huey of Lowell, Ohio.

Memorial services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

LAURENCE CHARLES DULLFORCE

Laurence Charles Svenning Dullforce, 17, of Granville, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005.

He was born in Stirling, Scotland, the son of John and May Holliday Dullforce.

He was a senior at Granville High School, member of the lacrosse team and secretary of the Engineering and Tech Club.

Surviving are five brothers and sisters, Alex, James, Katherine, Michael and Allison, all of Granville; maternal grandparents, Ramona and John Holliday of Newark, Ohio; paternal grand-parents, Marit and William Dullforce of Wales; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial services were held at Centenary United Methodist Church, Granville, with Rev. Stephen J. Cramer officiating. Private graveside service was held at Maple Grove Cemetery, Granville.

KATHLEEN GIBSON

Kathleen Richard Gibson of Vienna died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005.

She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Roy H. and Esther Wolverton Richard.

She was a graduate of Wirt County High School, Glenville State College, West Virginia University and Marshall University. She began her teaching career with the Calhoun County school system and retired from the Cabell County board of education. After retirement, she was a substitute teacher in Wood and Wirt counties. She was a member of Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, Parkersburg Women’s Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Worthington Woman’s Golf Club and Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Nichola (Nikki) S. Parsons of Mineral Wells; three brothers, Kenneth Richard of Clarksburg and Raymond Richard and James Richard, both of Elizabeth; three sisters, Evelyn Newbrough of Lorain, Ohio, Glenna Floyd of Belpre and Wilma Busch of Parkersburg; one step-grandson, Sean Parsons of Winston-Salem, N.C.; special friend, Bob Dartnell of West Grove, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Clyde Edwin Gibson, in 1990.

Services were held at Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, Parkersburg, with Rev. Dr. Arthur L. Bennett III as celebrant, and burial in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

ELOISE GUNN DIVERS

Eloise Gunn Divers, 87, of Grantsville, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late P.P. and Lottie Smith Gunn.

She was a graduate of Glenville State College and earned her masters degree at West Virginia University. She began her teaching career in a one-room school known as the Riverside School at Creston, where she taught one year. She taught at Calhoun County High School for 40 years until her retirement. She was a member of WVU Alumni Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Academic Sorority and First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one nephew, Donald P. Gunn and wife, Sherry; three nieces, Billy Rose, Susan Glass and Charlotte Meuwissen; three great-nieces and nephews, Dayna Gunn, Laura Glass and Andrew Forrest Glass; and one sister-in-law, Joann Gunn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Divers, and three brothers, Dale, Donald and Forrest Gunn.

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

LONNIE GUY PARSONS

Lonnie Guy Parsons, 70, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at his home in Hazleton, Pa.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John Seldon and Fannie Goodnight Parsons.

He joined the Navy when he was 16 and retired from the service in 1973. He was a city worker in Whigham, Ga.

Surviving are one son, Vernon Parsons of Weatherly, Pa.; two grandchildren; one brother, Denzil Parsons of Whigham; and three sisters, Bonnie Adams of Alexandria, Va., Maxine Bell of Lake Blackshear, Ga.; and Eva Swisher of Washington.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Charles and James Parsons, and three sisters, Joan Burwell, Louise Parsons and Donna P. Buie.

He was cremated, with burial in Goodnight Cemetery.

ELLA MAE BATTEN

Ella Mae Greathouse Batten, 78, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Sherman and Lulia Greathouse.

Surviving are one son, Ronnie Brooks Batten; one daughter, Mary Kay Turner of Spencer; one brother, Harold Greathouse of Walton; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, James “Dick” Batten; five brothers, Charles, Bob, Ray, Franklin and Ralph Greathouse; and three sisters, Ruby Carpenter, Marjorie Alvis and Ona Merrill.

Graveside services were held at Slate Memorial Cemetery, Spencer, with Rev. Darrell Alvis officiating.

MARY BOWE

Mary L. Bowe, 76, of Stumptown, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

She was born at Index, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Sylvanus and Alice Goff McCartney.

She was a former telephone operator in the Baltimore area. She was a homemaker and farmer, and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, and Lockney CEOS.

Surviving are three sons, Timothy Bowe of Stumptown, Douglas Bowe of Charleston and Michael Bowe of Parkersburg; three sisters, Marbie Smith of Grantsville, Myrtle Roberts of Stumptown and Margaret Kent of Machipongo, Va.; three brothers, Sull McCartney of Glenville, Hunter Pell McCartney of Morgantown and Donald McCartney of Stumptown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Bowe; two half-brothers; five half-sisters; one brother, Loren “Buck” McCartney; and four sisters, Mabel Mahaney, Myrtha Morris, Madeline “Kits” Engle and Melva Robinson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Collins Community
Cemetery, Stumptown.

CLARA ELIZABETH RICHARDS

Clara Elizabeth “Beth” Richards, 79, of Brecksville, Ohio, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Harry and Flossie Smarr Mathers.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Dorsey Richards; one son, Wayne Richards of Brecksville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Herman Mathers; and two sisters, Aileen Cunningham and Carol Jones.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marian; two sisters, Beulah Schwartz and Letha Fleming; and one brother, Forest “Buck” Mathers.

There were no services.

MARY LOTT

Mary M. Lott, 82, of Stow, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005.

She was a lifetime resident of Stow. She had been employed for 18 years at Eddy’s Bike Shop and was a member of Stow Sunshiners, where she was an active bowler.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, William W. Lott; one daughter, Janet Ritterbeck and husband Larry of Akron, Ohio; two sons, Frank Justice and wife Mildred of Arnoldsburg and Harold Justice and wife Shirley of Stow; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Louise Worcester; one brother, James R. Cox; and one granddaughter, Theresa Justice.

Services were held at Redmon Funeral Home, Stow. Burial was in Stow Cemetery.

DORMAL GAY McCLAIN

Dormal Gay McClain, 86, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born at Newton, the daughter of the late Alex and Amanda Hunt White.

She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville, and was a member of Oka United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, James, Delano, David and Ralph McClain; four daughters, Wanda, Evie, Lois and Sonja; one brother, Edsel White; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow McClain, six brothers, four sisters and
three grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jack Stump officiating. Burial was in Cottrell Cemetery, Oka.

RALPH LEE HIGHTOWER

Ralph Lee Hightower, 61, of Rosedale, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Georgia. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a heavy equipment operator and contractor.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Graham Hightower; one son, Danny Hightower of Savannah, Ga.; one foster son, James Anderson; and one granddaughter.

There will be no services or visitation.

ARLEY WARD

Arley E. Ward, 85, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late J. Hugh and Sarah Weaver Ward.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific Theatre. He retired from General Motors Corp., Parma, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Lula Lavoo (Jean) Singleton Ward; one son, Ronald Ward and wife Teresa of Grantsville; one step-daughter, Glenda Berkheimer and husband Joseph of Oberlin, Ohio; two grandchildren; six great-grand-children; and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Liz, A.I., John and Walter Ward, and two sisters, Aldie Bernard and Georgie Stump.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Ward-Wilson Cemetery,
near Grantsville.

ELOISE STEMPLE

Eloise G. Stemple, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Miletree Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Andy and Etta Husk.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Homer Ray Husk of Brohard; one brother, Leonard Husk of Ohio; and one granddaughter, Tiffany Marie Godfrey.

Graveside services were held at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating.

LOXIE HEDGES

Loxie Leeson Hedges, 73, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Greenwood, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Gladys Marie Mosser Leeson.

Surviving are one son, Douglas Hedges and wife Barbara of Clintondale, N.Y.; one daughter, Linda Buchanan and husband Gary of Creston; three grandchildren, Heather Rae Buchanan, Sarah Beth Buchanan and Eric Wayne Buchanan; one brother, Orval Edger Leeson of Parkersburg; two sisters, Betty JoAnn Gains of Parkersburg and Velma Jean Null of Belpre, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hedges; one sister, Roxie Irene Bashau; one brother, Leroy Clifford Leeson; and one granddaughter, Jessie Nicole Hedges.

Memorial services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Sterling Ball officiating.

ANNA LEE LOWE

Anna Lee Lowe, 71, of Vienna, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Robert Price and Sadie Knotts Arnold.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and Potomac State College and retired from Bureau of Public Debt.

Surviving are her husband, Donald E. Lowe; one daughter, Susan Jaye of Van Nuys, Calif.; one granddaughter; and two sisters, Evelyn Parsons of Vienna and Mary Henry of Williamstown.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Roger Vernick officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North.

RICHARD HOYT STEVENS

Richard Hoyt Stevens, 73, formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at his home in Portsmouth, R.I.

He was the son of the late John F. Stevens and Virginia Violet Stout Stevens.

He was cared for by dedicated caregiver, Sandy Heywood.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Fessenden, and one brother, Robert E. Stevens.

Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery with graveside service by Elders Chambers and Gumm.

RETTA JUNE MEADOWS

Retta June Richards Meadows, 74, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Mollie Fredrick Richards and Wilson Monroe Richards.

Surviving are one daughter, Ada Smith of Davisville; one son, John Allen Meadows of Parkersburg; one sister, Violet Richards of Calhoun County; three brothers, Henry Richards of Grantsville, Ershal Richards of Petersburg and Larry Richards of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William M. Meadows and Denny L. Meadows; one daughter, Nola M. Johnston; three brothers, Ivan, Charles and Orland Richards; and one sister, Edith H. Richards.

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

SHARON SUE FRAME

Sharon Sue Yoak Frame, 57, of Vienna, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at her sister Neva’s residence, Little Hocking, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Loyal Bell and Monnie Fortney Yoak.

She was employed by Patterson Cleaning and Supply, Parkersburg, and attended Calvary Memorial Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are three sons, Todd Bell of Parkersburg, Jeff Bell of Vienna and Chris Frame of Little Hocking; five grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Yoak and wife Daisy of Grantsville and Jim Yoak and wife Carolyn of Flatwoods; six sisters, Eva Collins of Weston, Evelyn McCormick and husband Jim of Grantsville, Edna Schmeller and husband Jim of Akron, Ohio, and Edith Burrows and husband Dean of Parkersburg, Neva Patterson and husband Ron, and Pauline Jarvis, all of Parkersburg; two foster brothers, Kenny Strayley of Parkersburg and Danny Strayley of Geneva, Ohio; one special aunt, Frances Davis of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Dennis Yoak, Denzil Yoak and Robert Yoak.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Rob Collins and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Norman Ridge Cemetery.

GENEVIEVE LEAH WARD

Genevieve Leah Ward, 89, of White Pine, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Della Grimm Kelley.

 She was a member of Cherry Fork United Methodist Church for many years.

Surviving are one son, Denzil Glenn Ward and wife Andeline of White Pine; two daughters, Barbara J. Basnett and husband Fred of Ravenswood and Donna J. Rupert and husband Richard of White Pine; one brother, Donald B. Kelley and wife Willa Lea of Grantsville; two sisters, Laura Geraldine Kelley of Grantsville and Frances Jean Miller and husband Odus of Bull River; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ursel B. Ward; one daughter, Janet Lee Ward Kelley; one son, Ursel Bruce Ward; two brothers, Virgil and Blenden Kelley; and two sisters, Gladys Whipkey and Carolina Barr.

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

DONALD LEE STARCHER

Donald Lee Starcher, 53, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Hur, the son of Goldie Greathouse of Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are four brothers, Roger Starcher and wife Barbara of Copperas Cove, Tex., Richard Starcher and wife Teresa of Creston and Arnold Greathouse and Ronald Greathouse and wife Cindy, all of Grantsville; three sisters, Linda Carpenter and husband Danny of Mt. Zion, Debbie Sampson of Davis and Judy Hall and husband Danny of Grantsville; and nieces and nephews, Robert Starcher of Austin, Tex., Matt, Lisa and Tyler Sargent of Killeen, Tex., Keith Carpenter of Mt. Zion Jeff, Kristy, Mikayla and Kaitlyn Toney, Chad and Jessica Ferguson, Alicia and Brittany Greathouse, all of Grantsville, and Jason, Renee and Madison Perkins and Stacy Sampson, all of Chloe.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Lewis Greathouse, and one nephew, Joshua Hall.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery.

MARY PEARL RICHARDS

Mary Pearl Richards, 95, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Ayers, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Floyd and Cardie Kimble Selmon.

She was a member of Broomstick Community Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Sue Wayne of Steubenville, Ohio, and Gladyss Parker of Parkersburg; one step-daughter, Joann Dawson of Grantsville; three step-sons, Roger, Robert and Kenneth Richards, all of Simpsonville, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Smith; her second husband, Shirdie Richards; one son, Delmas Smith; two step-daughters, Doris Lanzo and Carol Green; one sister, Alma Wright; and one brother, Alfred Selmon.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Roger Wayne and Pastor Allen Wayne officiating, and burial in Broomstick Cemetery.

KYLI CAROL MARSHALL

Kyli Carol Marshall, 2, daughter of Chris and Bobbi Marshall of Ringgold, Ga., died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Josh Marshall of Midwest City, Okla., and Micah Marshall; two sisters, Jessi and Abbi Marshall of Ringgold; grandparents, Gene and Patty Miller of Shock; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services were held at Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

DOY NICHOLAS

Doy D. Nicholas, 85, of Orma, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at his home.

He was born near Orma, the son of the late Walter and Dora Nicholas Cottrill.

He was a farmer and timberman and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are his wife, Rena Groves Nicholas; two sons, Robert Nicholas and Junior McCumbers, both of Orma; and one brother, Ronzel Nicholas of Orma.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Collins and Anna Lee Snyder.

Graveside services were held at Conley Cemetery, near Orma, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating.

GEORGIS REYNOLDS

Georgis G. Reynolds Seabolt, 69, of Spencer, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Miletree Center.

She was born at Clio, the daughter of the late Austin Creed and Rosie Eddie Holbert Reynolds.

She was a homemaker, former employee of Spencer State Hospital and Roane General Hospital, and a member of Hebron Church, Speed, and Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are one son, Donald Seabolt of Chloe; one daughter, Sandra McClain of Chloe; one brother, Scoval Reynolds of Cabin Creek; one sister, Magdeline Carper of Cross Lanes; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert “Ted” Seabolt; one son, Ronald Seabolt; and one brother, Curtis Reynolds.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Billy Thorn officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

LOIS FRAME

Lois L. Frame, 95, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Fisher Titus Hospital, Norwalk.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late W. Elsworth and Ella Stump Stump.

She started working for Gunn’s Dept. Store and later Rubber Fabricators. She was a nurse’s aide at Calhoun General Hospital and had been a telephone operator. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ann Kerby of Norwalk; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brent L. Frame; two sons, Robert H. Frame of Branson, Mich., and Carlton B. Frame of Kilgore, Tex.; and one grandson, John Paul Kerby of Berlin Heights, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

DONALD RIDDLE, SR.

Donald A. Riddle, Sr., 59, of Morgantown, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Annapolis, Md., the son of the late Donald and Pearl Gardner Riddle.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed as a mason.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Schoolcraft Riddle; two daughters, Paula Riddle of Westover and Lea Riddle of Morgantown; two sons, Donald Riddle, Jr., of Hollywood, Md., and David Riddle of Westover; two sisters, Donna Carr and Patsy Workman; four brothers, James Riddle, Robert Riddle, Mike Riddle and Wayne Riddle; and 12 grandchildren.

Services were held at McCulla Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Pastor Kevin Cain officiating. Cremation services followed and graveside services were held at Beverly Hills Cemetery.

JAMES LARCH

James F. Larch, 44, of Walton, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, in CAMC-General, Charleston.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Frederic C. and Ethelene A. Huffman Larch.

Surviving are three sisters, Bonnie Goodrich of Spencer, Deborah Taylor of Littleton, Colo., and Bobbie Knight of Big Springs; two brothers, David Allen Larch of Wetumpka, Ala., and Donald Keith Hayes of Clay County; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Charles Shafer officiating. Burial was in Larch Cemetery, Walton.

LENORA FAYE COTTRILL

Lenora Faye Cottrill, 74, of Rosedale, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at home.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late George and Birdie Goodrich of Mt. Zion.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Edward Don Cottrill; two sons, Dennis Cottrill and wife Shelly of Gassaway and Stanley Cottrill and wife Tresha of Rosedale; three daughters, Susie Bran-non and husband Vere of Arnoldsburg, Sharon Boggs and husband John of Perkins and Connie Smith and husband Gary of Grantsville; 11 grandchildren, Shelly Mace, Amie Carper and Eric Boone of Arnoldsburg, Donna Boggs of Perkins, Joey and Michelle Cottrill of Rosedale, Chris Boone and Denny and Erica Cottrill of Grantsville and Mindy Cottrill and Tyler Cottrill of Gassaway; five great-grandchildren, Chris and Evan Mace, Corey and Trenton Boone and Gracie Carper, all of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Erma Webb and Violet Murphy, both of Spencer; and two brothers, Carmel Goodrich of Mt. Zion and Bruce Goodrich of Walton.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Goodrich.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder George Rose officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

BERNARD KING

Bernard L. King, 73, of Williamstown, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lee King and Edith Reip King Nelson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He retired from Elkem Metals after 23 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 15 and was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Geraldine Lawson King; one daughter, Beverly Brown of Hurricane; two grandchildren; five sisters, Betty Howell of Louisville, Ky., Connie Moore of Pennsboro, Kinda Dameron of Belpre, Ohio, Patty Daggett of Lubeck and Mary Lou Tallerico of Pennsylvania; three brothers, Terry and Gale King, both of Pennsboro, and Paul King of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Clark and Rachel Kravetc, and one brother, Jerry King.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Robert Lawson officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery with full military rites by American Legion Post 15.

AUSTIN GILBERT McHENRY

Austin Gilbert McHenry, 88, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at the Pine View Nursing Home, Harrisville.

He was born in Erbacon, the son of the late Orpha McClure and Mary Belle Wyatt McHenry.

He was formerly employed by U.S. Quarry Tile Co. until it closed. He retired as a self-employed carpenter. He was a United Brethren.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Ruby Simmons Myer McHenry; five daughters, Starling McHenry, Joyce Taylor, Barbara Linch, Sharon Rice and Deborah Ross; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; eight step-children; one sister, Lucille Elkins of Baltimore, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Franklin; three sisters, Corinda Barnett, Zela Moyers and Lou Nicholson; and one step-son, Roger Myer.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Larry Rice officiating, assisted by Pastor Cindy Eakle. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.

ERNEST RALPH CUNNINGHAM

Ernest Ralph Cunningham, 86, of Coolville, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Cremo, the son of the late Albert Curtis and Sophia Jane Greathouse Cunningham.

 He retired from Pipefitters Union Local 168, Marietta, with more than 50 years of service as a welder.

Surviving are one son, Larry Cunningham of Coolville; two daughters, Betty Lewis of Devola, Ohio, and Kathy McAlarney of Whipple, Ohio; one sister, Dolly Schrader of Parkersburg; four granddaughters; three grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margarett Lowe Cunningham, on Feb. 14, 2001; three sisters; and four brothers.

Services were held at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Rev. Wilbur Lowe officiating. Graveside services were held at Wright Cemetery, Calhoun County.

RUSSELL HARDMAN

Russell L. Hardman, 33, of Massillon, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at Akron General Hospital.

He was the son of Sophia Haines and Gary Lee Hardman.

He was a professional wrestler and an aviation technician for the U.S. Navy.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Denise Wyen Hardman; his step-father, Jack Haines; one brother, Matthew; one sister, Christina; and his grandmother, Genevie Richards of Yellow Creek.

Services were held at Atkinson-Feucht-Shaidnagle Funeral Home, Massillon.

CORA ELIZABETH STULL

Cora Elizabeth Stull, 65, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lester and Sarah Maggie Bakehorn Westfall.

She was a home-maker, caregiver and former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Rondal Warner (Elick) Stull; one brother, Leslie Westfall of Parkersburg; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jerry and Cookie Harris.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Marion Westfall, and three sisters, Ona Kelley (Nicholson), Flora Yoak and Edith Godfrey.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Wright Cemetery, near Grantsville.

HATTIE STARCHER

Hattie Starcher, 96, of Girard, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at her home.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Edward and Rosetta Lowry McCure.

Surviving are one daughter, Amanda Stonebraker and husband Richard, with whom she made her home in Girard; one son, Winfield Starcher of Orma; Earnest Norman of Cambridge, Ohio, whom she raised; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reed Starcher, who died July 3, 1971; two daughters, Grace Richards and Myrtle Hupp; one son, Francis Starcher; and one sister, Susy.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Meadows officiating.
Burial was in Greathouse Cemetery, Rush Run, on the Starcher Farm.

MARBIE SMITH

Marbie G. Smith, 89, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born at Index, the daughter of the late Sylvanus A. and Alice Goff McCartney.

She was a graduate of Tanner High School and retired from the telephone company, having worked in Wheeling, Baltimore and Charleston. She was a lifetime member of Telephone Pioneers of America, First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and Fell Kennedy Sunday School Class.

Surviving are two sisters, Myrtle Roberts of Stumptown and Margaret Kent of Machipongo, Va.; three brothers, Sull McCartney of Glenville, Pell McCartney of Morgantown and Donald McCartney of Stumptown; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sewell Smith; 10 sisters, Opal Roberts, Dessell Stump, Ella Lambert, Fanny Stump, Gladys Mahaney, Mabel Mahaney, Melva Robinson, Myrtha Morris, Madeline Engle and Mary Bowe; and three brothers, Herldon, Kester and Loren McCartney.

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

VIOLET VICTOR

Violet Suzie Victor, 80, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005.

She was born Violet Suzie Roach in Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Birdie Leota Anderson and Jasper Denver Roach.

During World War II, she worked for Goodyear making airplanes for the war effort, and later worked in food service at the lunch counter at Walgreen’s until its closure in 1960. She went to work for the board of education, retiring after 25 years of service as head cook at North High School.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna Powell of Columbia, Mich., and Barbara Ann Wright of Arnoldsburg; two sons, Ron Victor and Chuck Victor, both of Akron; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Reva Campbell of Sun City, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Victor; one daughter, Shirley Conners; two sisters, Edna and Alma; and three brothers, Ogle, Harry and Howard.

Services were held at Donovan Bagnoli Funeral Home, Tallmadge, Ohio, with Rev. Robert Kuhns officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.

LEODA ISABELLE RAINES

Leoda Isabelle L. Raines, 73, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Dunbar.

She was born on Phillips Run, the daughter of the late Billie and Veta Hathaway Linville.

She was a 1950 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a 1952 graduate of the Capping Class of Kanawha Valley Hospital. She had previously owned and operated Warren Village Cleaners and Laundromat, Warren, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Robert “Speedy” Raines; two daughters, Linda Sue Frederick of Cortland, Ohio, and Caroline Barker of Warren, Ohio; one son, Robert A. Raines of Warren, Ohio; one brother, Hibbert Linville of Mineral Wells; one sister, Lizzie Mae Stout of Mt. Zion; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Calvin C., William L. “Bub,” and Howard Linville.

Services were held at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

ROMA SMITH, SR.

Roma C. Smith, Sr., 70, of Ripley, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born at Prunty, the son of the late Andrew and Beulah Mae Hardbarger Smith.

He had been employed by Economy Industries, Harrisville, for 22 years. He was a member of New
Testament Baptist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are one son, Roma C. Smith, Jr., of Liberty; two daughters, Cammran M. “Cammie” Hood of Smithville and Regina K. Smith of Ripley; one brother, Rev. Dallas Smith of Prunty; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two infant sons, Charles Ray and Christopher C. Smith, and one brother, Howard K. Smith.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Homer Tinney and Rev. Dallas Smith officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

SUSAN ROSE SIERS

Susan Rose Bush Siers, 53, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at her home.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Holly Guy and Artie Blanche Richards Bush.

She was circuit clerk in Wirt County for 10 years. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Larry Siers; one son, Charles Darren Siers of Elizabeth; two daughters, Christina Diane Haymaker of Huntington and Brandy Sue Siers of Elizabeth; three grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters, Elenore Skidmore of Belpre, Bill Bush of Mineral Wells, Lona Smith of Middlebourne, Pat Maxwell of Glenville, Jim Bush, Guy Bush and Charlotte Sidwell, all of Grantsville, and Judy Gant of Palestine; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, including Sebert and Vida Phillips of Rockport.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Gainer and Betty Dunbar, and one brother, Bob Bush.

Memorial service was held at Elizabeth Baptist Church.

ROBERT JACKSON BUTCHER

Robert Jackson Butcher, 87, of Glenville, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005.

He was born at Cedarville, the son of the late Burke Butcher and Ora Lucrecia Snyder Butcher.

 He attended school at Cedarville and graduated from Sand Fork High School in 1937. He earned a BA degree from Glenville State College in 1941. He taught in public schools of Nassau County, Fla., and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a teacher and coach at Burnsville High School and Spencer High School. He established Gilmer County’s first taxi cab business and was elected circuit clerk in Gilmer County. He worked for W.Va. Dept. of Health as chief sanitarian for Gilmer and Calhoun counties. In 1952, he graduated from Reppert School of Auctioneering, Decatur, Ind. He co-founded Gilmer County Auction Barn and Elk Auction and taught auctioneering through education programs at GSC. He was affiliated with Gilmer County Lodge No. 118, AF&AM, Glenville; York Rite Bodies, Spencer/Ravenswood; Scottish Rite Bodies and Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg; Gilmer County Senior Citizens; GSC Alumni Association; Pioneer Athletic Club; W.Va. Auctioneers Association; and National Auctioneers Association. He was a member of Glenville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three children of his second marriage, R. Terry Butcher and Timothy B. Butcher, both of Glenville, and Mary Beth Butcher, M.D., of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren; one brother, Dr. James A. Butcher of Shepherdstown; one sister, Mary Hazel Lilley of Duluth, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Keener Butcher; his second wife, Marlene Madge Hayhurst Butcher, to whom he was married for 46 years; three sisters, Mabel Butcher, Louise Butcher and Teresa Butcher Jarvis; and one brother, Roland Butcher.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. David Krum officiating. Burial with Masonic rites was in Meadow Lane Cemetery, near Glenville.

DONALD HEINEY

Donald H. Heiney, 82, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at his home.

He was born at Cabot Station, the son of the late Howard and Retta Hosey Heiney.

He was a U.S. Air Corps veteran of World War II and had operated a dairy near Grantsville and a sawmill. He was a former employee of Bernard Pipeline Construction Co., Barberton, Ohio. He was a former Calhoun County sheriff and school bus driver, and former co-owner of Heiney and Son Construction Co. He attended Rush Run Baptist Church and was a member of Bee Creek and Wolf Run hunting clubs.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Conrad Heiney; three sons, Daniel Heiney and Larry Heiney, both of Grantsville, and Keith Heiney of the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq; four daughters, Linda Fivecoat of Grantsville, Kimberly Batten of Nobe, Lisa Heiney of Weston and Jessica Heiney at home; three brothers, Harry Heiney of Ravenna, Ohio, Vere Heiney of Glenville and Charles Heiney of Grantsville; six sisters, Geneva Snider of Grantsville, Lelah Reeder, Junita Reynolds and Grace Wilson, all of Parkersburg, Eleanor Ciarcia of Aurora, Ohio, and Louise Newbrough of Brohard; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Denver Heiney and Glenn Heiney, and one sister, Marie Mascoline.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, with military graveside rites.

BESSIE DAVIS

Bessie M. Davis, 71, of Parkersburg, died at Willows Nursing Home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Howard and Sarah Keller Wells.

She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Surviving are six daughters, Jenny McWilliams and Viola Richards, both of Parkersburg, Shelby Wilson of Marietta, Marie Smith of Vincent, Betty Caplinger of Belpre and Karen McIntyre of Davisville; two sons, Dwayne Davis of Belpre and Roy Davis of Parkersburg; one sister, Orpha Lipscomb of Barberton, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one niece, Maggie Whaley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Junior Davis; two sons, Robert Davis and an infant; and two brothers.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jerry Caplinger officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Cemetery.

DONZEL BOOTHE

Donzel Boothe, 60, of Grantsville, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born near Millstone, the son of the late Brooks and Sylvia Starcher Boothe.

He was a former employee of Calhoun County board of education, maintenance division. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Christine Corbitt Boothe; three sons, Richard Boothe and Mark Boothe, both of Grantsville, and Brian Boothe and wife Becky of Stumptown; three brothers, Denzil Boothe and Ronzel Boothe, both of Grantsville, and Carl Boothe of Smithville; four sisters, Norma Fridley of Vienna, Faye Williams of Elizabeth, Marie Wines of Parkersburg and Sandra Nester of Davisville; and two grandchildren, Amanda and Matthew Boothe.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

JOSEPHINE GAIL DEAN

Josephine Gail Snyder Dean, 86, of Gould, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005.

She was born in Morgantown, the daughter of the late Benjamin Sheridan and Rozella Saunders Snyder.

She was a homemaker and member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was in glass designing in Morgantown. As a teenager, she was hometown reporter for the newspaper in Grantsville.

Surviving are three sons, Danny Dean and Tim Dean, both of Grapevine, and Chris Dean of Ocean Springs, Miss.; two daughters, Brenda Rose Dean of Gould and Dorinda Kay Krohn of Ocean Springs; one sister, Ruth Baum of Williamstown; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Avan Dean, whom she married Sept. 30, 1943; two sons, Bennie Gale Dean and David Avan Dean; three brothers, Blaine Snyder, Lester Snyder and Russell Snyder; and five sisters, Emma Alton, Sophia Smith, Loretta Hosey, Marie Tucker and Nellie Ferrell.

Services were held at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Wayne Sayers officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery, near Star City.

ROSA LEA DAVIS

Rosa Lea Richards Davis, 83, of Big Bend, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at her home.

She was born at Norman Ridge, the daughter of the late Mack Richards, Sr., and Gearl Taylor Richards.

Surviving are her husband, Elkins Davis; one son, Ronnie Davis; two daughters, Freda Goodnight and Delores Frederick; five grandchildren, Shannon Davis, Joyce Smith, Jeff Davis, Jason Goodnight and Ricky Davis; four great-grandchildren, Katie Davis, Makayla and Scottie Davis and Michael Frederick; four sisters, Loraine Pursley, Isabella Davis, Hazel Gribble and Margaret Wagoner; one brother, Billy Richards; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Davis; eight sisters; and five brothers.

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

PRISCILLA DAVISSON

Priscilla Davisson, of Langdon, N.D., formerly of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D.

She was born at Gassaway, the daughter of the late Hugh Herman and Sarah Katherine Spellman Wamsley.

She attended school in Weston and lived in Ohio until the early 1980’s when she moved to West Virginia. She lived in Calhoun County until 2002, when she moved to Langdon.

Surviving are her husband of 17 years, Rockie Davisson of Langdon; six children, Sandy Adams of South Gate, Mich., Rhonda Goad of Sutton, Debi Estes of Portland, Ore., Wilma Schneider of Green Bay Wisc., Chuck Smith of Fresno, Ohio, and Paul Chilcoat of Langdon; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Jones of Weston and Betty Clark of Gassaway; and one brother, George Jones of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Oras Herald Smith; her second husband, Paul Joseph Chilcoat; and one son, Oras Herald (Butch) Smith, Jr.

Services were held at Brooks Funeral Home, Langdon, with Rev. Linwood Heironimus officiating. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon.

THELMA FRANCIS

Thelma Wright Francis, 91, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bryan and Mary Jane Bush Wright.

She worked numerous years as a bookkeeper at Ft. Belvoir, Va., and in the Washington, D.C., area and locally for Navy Recruiting.

Surviving are two daughters, Sonya Carol Bruton of Parkersburg and Gwen Kay Allen of Elizabeth; one son, David Lee of Temecula, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn O. Francis; one son, Arnold Lynn; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harold Francis officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery near Grantsville.

ROBERT C. CRISS

Robert C. Criss, 73, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born at Annamoriah, the son of the late Edward U. and Myrtle Wells Criss.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart among other medals. He attended the North Pleasants Apostolic Church of St. Marys. He had been an accountant for the Wiser Oil Co. in Sistersville and more lately with Warner Pontiac in Parkersburg. His hobbies included hunting and golf.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Patricia Starcher Criss; five children, Robert C. Criss II and his wife, Karen, of Grantsville, Brenda McCann and her husband, Charles Jr. of Belmont, Beverly Satterfield and her husband, Thomas, Crystal Sexton and her husband, Trevor, all of Vienna, and Jennifer Bayer and her husband, Charles II, of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Marcline Wix of McKees Rocks, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Services were held at North Pleasants Apostolic Church, St. Marys, with Pastor Terry Lough officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery near Creston.

ZELDA P. (DODDIE) CURRY

Zelda P. (Doddie) Curry, 88, of Glenville, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at SunBridge of Glenville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Frank and Dorcas Starcher Fowler.

She was a homemaker and the last member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters, Sonja Ramsey of Glenville and Ellen Brady of Wakeman, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, including a grandson who she raised, David Curry of Tanner; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Curry; and one daughter, Lillian Stoneberg.

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

LUTHER E. ATKINSON

Luther E. Atkinson, 84, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, after an extended illness.

He was born in Spencer and was an area resident all his life, the son of the late George W. and Viney Atkinson.

He was a veteran of World War II, with service in Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, and Southern Philippines, Ryukyus. He was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4-Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1-Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Surviving are six children, Viney Hall and her husband, Garrie of Spencer, Bettie Atkinson of Medina, Ohio, Connie Heeter and her husband, Bill of Spencer, Ruby Pfouts and her husband, Merle of Jewett, Ohio, Raymond Dale “Bim” Atkinson and his wife, Judy of Arnoldsburg and Luther W. “Sug” Atkinson and his wife, Natalie of Arnoldsburg; seven grandchildren, Carla Snyder, Raquel Schroer, Adam Mace, Corey Mace, Ray Atkinson II, Melissa Holbomb and Lisa Atkinson; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Hugh Atkinson and his wife, Janice of Spencer; and one half-sister, Georgia Fay Atkinson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Carpenter Atkinson; three sisters, Letha Ann Hodapp, Nora Carpenter and Susie Carpenter; and six brothers, Homer “Bill” Atkinson, Kester “Runt” Atkinson, Todd Atkinson, Raymond Atkinson, Ralph Richard Atkinson, and John Henry Atkinson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. James O. Epling officiating. Burial was in Atkinson Family Cemetery, Beech Road, Arnoldsburg.

GABRIEL PRICE BURCH

Gabriel Price Burch, the loving son of Amber Price and Jamie Burch, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are his grandparents, Jo and Rick Moellendick, Donnie Price and Ann Kirkpatrick and Shelia and Cleo Burch; one aunt, Holly Burch; one uncle, Tyson Price; great-grandparents, Alene Harvey, Barbara Jarvis, Violet Hardway and Becky and Bill Burch; great-aunts and uncles, Sherry and Andrew Tokarz, Sherry and Leonard Hardway, Shari and David Johnson, Sarah and Rob Smith and Cathy and Keith Nolin; and 12 cousins, Jeremy, Brandi, Tiffani, Whitney, Robert, Bradley, Clarence, Elisabeth, Phebe, Whitney, Scott and Michael.
He was preceded in death by his grand-grandfathers, Bill Price, Handley Harvey and Gene Hardway.

Graveside services were held at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Stump Funeral Home of Arnoldsburg was in charge of arrangements.

VELMA FERRELL

Velma Ferrell, 96, of Doylestown, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Doylestown Health Care Center following a long illness.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Jessie and Pearl Powell.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Jessie Ferrell of Barberton, Ohio; two daughters, Berneal Williams
of Doylestown, Ohio, and Debbie Slimak of Barberton, Ohio; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rome Ferrell; two daughters, Barbara Morrell and Patricia Kellar; and one son, Rome Ferrell, Jr.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Fleary L. Spurlock officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

JUANITA MAE DUSKEY

Juanita Mae Duskey, 75, of Creston, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health
Care Center, Grantsville.

She was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Bryner Tuttle. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Norton, Ohio, and attended the Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Boyd Duskey; two sons, William and Willard Duskey, both of Creston; and two sisters, Freda Tuttle of Joker and Martha Duskey of Barberton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one infant sister.

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

ELODENE KELLAR

Elodene Crawford Kellar, 72, of Brohard, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born at Grantsville, the daughter of the late Earnest and Pearl Harden Crawford.

Surviving are three daughters, Nadene Ruble of Parkersburg, Irene McVay of Belmont, and Sherry Kellar of Lancaster, Ohio; one brother, Charles Crawford of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Kellar in 1997; two sisters; and two great-grandsons.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg, with Pastor Ray Seabaugh officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

ARLICE J. STILES

Arlice “June” Stiles, 88, of Mineral Wells, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Sunbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ernest C. and Martha Campbell Farrar.

She was retired from O’Ames Co. as a production worker, was a former Girl Scout leader, had taught Sunday school, and was a member of the Mineral Wells Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Eugene L. Stiles; one daughter, Delia “Dee” Jean Jones and her husband, James “Sonny,” of Newark; two granddaughters, Ginger Shepard of Roanoke, Va., and Tracey Johnson of Vienna; one grandson, Jimmy McCase of Newark; one sister, Mildred Bennett of Stowe, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles, Wade, Ronald, Robert and Ray Farrar; and three sisters, Nelsa Stump, Kathleen Farrar and Betty Hupp.

Services were held at the Mineral Wells Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Stevens officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mineral Wells.

HAROLD R. YOAK

Harold R. Yoak, 88, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at the Worthington Manor Nursing Home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Ira R. and Fannie Morris Yoak.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 in the South Pacific region as a chief pharmacist mate in the Medical Corps. His love of gospel music was a large part of his life from his youth on into his service days, where he formed quartets and other groups to sing for church services in the foreign countries where he was serving. He sang with his sister and two younger brothers in the Yoak Family Quartet for over 60 years, broadcasting over a Clarksburg radio station for several years and was a member of several quartets including the Osborne’s, Mountaineer’s and Servant’s, and in many church and county choirs. He was a well-known song leader, choir director and gospel music promoter in the Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Charleston and Belpre areas. He was a master of ceremonies of the West Virginia State Gospel Music Convention for 37 years and director at Mt. Nebo, Nicholas County, for several years. He was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge 40 of Grantsville, where he received his 50-year pin in 1992, was a member of Scottish Rite Bodies of Wheeling, York Rite of Clarksburg and Nemesis Temple of Parkersburg.
He was retired from Consolidated Gas Transmission Corp. after 32 years of service. After
retiring, he worked as a consultant for Dupont Co. Inc. for 15 years, in several area gas and oil companies and as a right of way purchaser for General Electric Co. During his working years at Consolidated Gas, he attended night school at Mountain State College, where he earned a degree in business administration and a degree in accounting. Later as a volunteer, he worked for 23 years for V.I.T.A. helping the elderly and low income families with their income taxes. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Vienna.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Eileen Stevens Yoak; three grandchildren; four great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; three stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother; and several other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie Morris; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Fellowship Baptist Church, Vienna, with Rev. Jon Lands officiating.

Emtombment followed in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

AUDREY MERLE BOWER

Audrey Merle Bower, 91, of Elizabeth, died Monday evening, Dec. 12, 2005, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Theodosia Kendall.

She was a member of the Big Island Run Methodist Church and a member of the Wirt County Senior Citizens.

Surviving are two sons, James R. Bower of Mineral Wells and Jerry Bower and his wife, Lisa of Parkersburg; three daughters, Delores G. Fortney of Waxhaw, N.C., Doris N. Cain of Madison, Ohio, and Kathy Hopkins and her husband, Jerry of Elizabeth; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Bush; second husband, James H. Bower; five brothers, Jack, Keith, Homer, Brian and Holly; two sisters, Fannie Harris and Pearl Hickman; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Tim Bell and Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

ORVAN BUCK

Orvan Buck, 100, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Salathial and Esta Gainer Buck.

While living in Calhoun County, he was employed by Godfrey L. Cabot Corp. for several years. He later became affiliated with Ohio Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union where he was employed as a welder and pipe fitter. He had recently received his 50 year membership award.

Surviving are two sons, Garland Buck of West Jefferson, Ohio, and Orvin Glenn Buck of Grantsville; seven grandchildren, Deborah Troyer, Orvin Eugene, Jon, Joel, Kenneth II, Stephen and William Buck; several great-grandchildren, stepchildren, and step-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, James Hardman; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Freda Hardman Buck; his first wife, Vanna Core Buck Waldo; one son, Kenneth Lewis; and two daughters, Garnet and Beatrice.

Graveside services were held at Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville, with Rev. Michael Brown officiating.

VIRGIL R. ROGERS

Virgil R. Rogers, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at his home in Kent, Ohio.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Bill and Iva Rogers.

He served in the U.S. Army 109 49th engineer in Europe from Jan. 1, 1943, to Jan. 25, 1946, and was a reservist for three years. He spent most of his life in the Akron area and worked for Goodyear Rubber Factory and was a painting contractor. He retired as a maintenance worker from First Merit
Bank.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Deloris; one sister, Virginia Risser; five sisters-in-law, Marguerite Zatik, Oleta Ferrell, Leona Yoak, Joan Jones and Lenore Jones; one brother-in-law and his wife, Jim and Brenda Jones; several nieces, nephews and friends; and his very special furry friends, Pee Wee and Sammy.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilfred Davis and “Dot” Swisher; and one brother, Billy Rogers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. C.W. McDonald officiating, assisted by Rev. Greg Swisher, nephew.

STELLA LUCILLE McCOY

Stella Lucille (Lucy) McCoy, 56, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Monday, December 12, 2005.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Roy and Stella Metts Miller.

She was a longtime resident of Cuyahoga Falls and was employed as a cashier at Rex Salvage for 28 years. She was a faithful member of Victory Chapel Church in Akron and loved people and loved to help others.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Gregory McCoy, to whom she devoted her life; one son, Eric McCoy and his fiancee Tina Price; stepgrandchildren, Brendan, Jason and Jeremy Price; one brother, John Miller of Kentucky; and five sisters, Mary Yoak of Waterford Ohio, Carolyn Ray of Creston, Genevieve Miller of Marshallville, Ohio, Darleen Lott of Williamstown, and Tina Jones of Nobe.

Services were held at Victory Chapel, Akron, Ohio, with Rev. Robert Webb officiating.

DALE RITCHIE

Dale Ritchie, 87, of Big Springs, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William and Leah Wilson Ritchie.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II with the 42nd Rainbow Division, 222 Infantry Co. C. He retired from Johns Mansville in 1978. He was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He sang bass for many years with the Ritchie Quartet.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Jean Ritchie; three sons, Mike Ritchie and wife Teresa and Calvin Ritchie and wife Bette, all of Big Springs, and Douglas Ritchie and wife Linza of Smithville; two daughters, Connie Shaffer of Ripley and Roberta Jane Friedmann of Alum Bridge; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Grover, Paul, Carl, Jim and Glen Ritchie; three sisters, Glada Harris, Edith Whipkey and Edythe Ferrell; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Ken Heiney officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery.

GLENA PITTS

Glena L. Hardman Pitts, 82, of West Little Kanawha Highway, Grantsville, died Friday, Dec.
30, 2005.

She was born at Chestnut Lick, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Homer and Georgia Radcliff Hardman.

“MeMe,” as she was known to her family and friends, was a 1941 graduate of Normantown High School and a graduate of Glenville State College with a teaching degree, which led her to her teaching career at Byrd School (one-room school), Cabot Station, and then to Grantsville Grade School and Pleasant Hill School, where she retired after 35 years. She held memberships in many civic organizations, was a Scout Den Mother, and member of Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville Chapter, and First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Loranza G. “Jack” Pitts, whom she married Jan. 11, 1947; one daughter, Jackie Blankenship and husband Ron of Grantsville; two sons, Rick M. Pitts and wife Sharon and B.K. Pitts and wife Melissa, all of Grantsville; seven grandchildren, Paige Toney, Cam Blankenship, Ashley Pitts, Dylan Baker, Brandon Baker, Tyler Walling and Brianna Pitts; one great-grandchild, Bradyn Toney; one brother, Harry Hardman of Elyria, Ohio; and two sisters, Millie Frank of Glen Bernie, Md., and Betty Boggs of Hillard, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Porter and Jack Hardman; and two infant siblings.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., of Glenville, with Pastor Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

RUTH BOGGS

Ruth Douglas Keith Boggs, 82, of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005.

She was born near Milo, the daughter of the late Albert and Ina Douglas.

She was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School. During World War II, she moved to Akron and became a riveter.

Surviving are one daughter, Rhonda Keith Stephens; one son, Samuel Keith; two step-daughters, Jane Carl and Juanita Ferrell; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Nolan Douglas and William Douglas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gordon Keith, and her second husband, George Leo Boggs.

Services were held at Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, Akron. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, Ravenna, Ohio.

ROY STUMP

Roy D. “Red” Stump, 80, of Lorain, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Community Health Partners Hospital, Lorain.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Sherman and Cora J. Deems Stump.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in France, Belgium and Holland during World War II. He received three Purple Hearts, the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Ribbon. He moved to Lorain in 1950 and retired in 1983 from Ford Motor Co., Brook Park Plant, as a repairman in engine plants 1 and 2 with more than 33 years of service. After his retirement, he worked in security at the former Still Country Bar for 15 years. He received his GED from Clearview in 2002. He attended Emmanual United Methodist Church. He was a member of VFW Post 1079, Elyria, American Legion Post 30, Lorain, and UAW Post 1250, Brookpark.

Surviving are his wife, Jean B. Mielcarek Stump, whom he married in 1990; five step-daughters, Pam J. Cothran, Jean B. Barger and Michelle A. Varady, all of Lorain, Mary L. Clark of Clarksville, Tenn., and Margaret P. Butcher of Columbus; two step-sons, Steven E. Mielcarek of Columbus and Michael E. Mielcarek of Lorain; two sisters, Alice Pearl Graham of Elyria and Gladys Abbey of Norwalk; 12 step-grandchildren; and four great-step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Schwartz, Spence, Boyer and Cool Home For Funerals, Lorain, with Rev. Darlene Robinson, pastor of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Amherst Township, with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 30, VFW Post 451 and VFW Post 1079.

ANTHONY ‘Tony’ TESKEY

Anthony Patrick “Tony” Teskey, 57, of Weston, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at his residence.

He was born in Weston, the son of Anthony F. Teskey and the late Jesse Blanche Helmick Teskey.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Weston, and was retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are his lifelong friends, John and Linda Shock of Jane Lew.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Amila Teskey.

Services were held at Boyle Funeral Home Chapel, Weston, with Deacon Ronnie Barnette officiating. Burial was in W.Va. National Cemetery, Grafton, with full military honors.

GLADYS CRADDOCK

Gladys Jones Craddock, 80, of Spencer, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jack and Lonabell Dobbins Cottrell.

She was a member of Leatherbark Community Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Rachel Jones of Spencer; one brother, Emory Cottrell of Arnoldsburg; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer Jones, and her second husband, Brown Craddock.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

RALPH McCUNE

Ralph McCune, 90, of Middleport, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at his residence.

He was born in Sand Ridge, the son of the late Peter and Willa Bourne McCune and Alva and Hallie Cross.

Surviving are his wife, Ocie McCune; two sons, Arlan Ray McCune of Orville, Ohio, and Kenneth Dale and Janet McCune of Orma; three daughters, Sharon Kaye Bragg of Middleport, Ohio, Rita Annette Lower of Smithville, Ohio, and Virginia “Vee” Johns of Orville; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Norrville McCune and Bruce McCune, both of Orma; and two sisters, Arletta Vanover of Middleport, Ohio, and Daisy Patterson of Syracuse, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Steven McCune; three bothers, Dowe and Vance McCune and Virgil Cross; and two sisters, Stacy Allen and Velma Parsons.

Services were held at Orma Methodist Church with Brother Rodney Walker officiating. Burial was in Orma Methodist Cemetery.

VIRGINIA FAUSTINE McCARTNEY

Virginia Faustine McCartney, 80, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Cremo, the daughter of the late Daniel D. and Lena Carpenter Duskey.

She was a retired employee of Calhoun General Hospital. She served on the Democratic Executive Committee, was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville Chapter 73.

Surviving are her husband, Basil “Rex” McCartney; four daughters, Janice Matheny and Jill McCartney, both of Statesville, N.C., Joyce Underwood and husband Dave and Jennifer Albright and husband Chad, all of Grantsville; eight grandchildren, James D. Hall and Chris Matheny, both of Charleston, Chad Underwood of Spartanburg, S.C., Ryan Underwood of Glenville, Daniel Whitlow and David Whitlow of Statesville, Jeffery Skidmore of Nettie and Katie Albright of Grantsville; three great-grandsons; two sisters, Grace Elmore of Mentor, Ohio, and Edna Kingsbury of Grantsville; and one brother, Eugene Duskey of Cremo.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel DeWitt Duskey.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

MITTIE A. SAMPSON

Mittie A. Sampson, 92, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dock and Bertie Sturm Hathaway.

She was a former employee of Gordon Memorial Hospital, Spencer, and was a housewife.

Surviving are three sons, Gerald Sampson and wife Helen and Doyle Sampson, all of Mt. Zion, and Darrell Sampson of Grantsville; two daughters, Marie Diron and husband Rudi and Patricia Dawson, all of Euclid, Ohio; two brothers, Frank Hathaway and Ira D. Hathaway, both of Orlando, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Sampson; one infant daughter, Jewell Sampson; five brothers; and two sisters.

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

HAZEL BULLARD

Hazel Ellison Bullard, 86, of Belmont, formerly of Orma, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Oka, the daughter of the late Josiah and Esther Hunt Ellison.

She was a retired employee of Spencer Hospital and a former postmaster of Elana Post Office for more than 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Belmont, and a 1940 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Surviving are three daughters, Frances Tawney, Sandra Hackney and Vicki Deweese, all of Belmont; one son, John Bullard of Chloe; one foster sister, Martha Tawney of Parkersburg; four grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Bullard; three brothers, Chandis, Rastus and Otto Ellison; and one sister, Helen Ellison. She was the last surviving member of the “Si” Ellison family.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Garry L. Bowen and Rev. Kelly Snyder officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana.

EDNA MAE KIGHT

Edna Mae Kight, 88, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center’s long term care facility.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of Harvey and Daisy Butcher Atkinson.

She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, having worked at the Five Forks Post Office for 24
years. She had worked at Howes Dept. Store and Gherke’s Dept. Store, Grantsville. She was a member of Pleasant Hill CEOS for 69 years, NAPUS, and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Radabaugh and husband Duane of Grantsville and Leota Grimm; three grandchildren, Michael Radabaugh, Marcia Swisher and Rebecca Stephens; three great-grandchildren, Amber Long, Tiffany Swisher and Brittany Stephens; and one great-great-granddaughter, Mikaela Long.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kight, in 1981; three brothers, Homer, Orin and Arch Atkinson; and one sister, Grace Craddock.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

MARGIE BAILEY

Margie M. Bailey, 79, of Barberton, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005.

She was born in Stinson, the daughter of the late Whetzel and Cora Jarvis Matheney.

Surviving are two sons, Dave Bailey and Roger Bailey, both of Barberton; two daughters, Judy Adams and Rita Bailey, both of Barberton; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester Matheney of Norton, Ohio; and two sisters, Rena Dayton and Dorothy Weekly, both of Barberton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Bailey.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut, with Rev. Robert Webb officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

AUDREY WOOFTER

Audrey R. Woofter, 84, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005.

She was born at DeKalb, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Newton and Hattie Westfall Woofter.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Romana Bingman, Roanna Rafferty, Roger Rafferty, Colleen Fling, Richard Woofter, Carolyn Godby, Linda Hopkins and Sandra; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved aunt, Leatha Westfall; two brothers, Worthy (Vercil) and Albert J. Woofter; four sisters, Dura Gainer, Cecil Bland, Lenore Conley and Virginia Rafferty; and one nephew, Robert Gainer.

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

WILBUR DUANE HAUGHT

Wilbur Duane Haught, 64, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Joshua and Thelma Deem Haught.

He retired from E.I. Dupont after working 31 years.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Patricia June Dye Haught; two daughters, Tama Cross and husband Keith and Teresa Basnett and husband Jeff; one son, Tracy Haught and wife Patty; eight grandsons, Jeremy and Josh Cross, Jacob and Jared Haught, and Jordon, Logan, Luke and Joel Basnett; two brothers, Denzil and Ron Haught; two sisters, Josephine Lemon and Lois Bumgardner; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Gertrude Schlicher, and three brothers, Carol, Gilbert and Carlos Haught.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Ayers Cemetery, Smithville.

BETTY LOU PRICE

Betty Lou Price, 70, of Mannington, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at her home.

She was born at Fairmont, the daughter of the late Arthur and Mollie Ervin Smith.

She had been employed in the clothing manufacturing industry.

Surviving are four sisters, Helen Hayes and Barbara Hayes, both of Mannington, and Hilda Erlewine and Delores Sapp, both of Malone, Tex.; one brother, Ohlen Heck, Jr., of Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Price, and two sisters, Ella Smith and Cora Reed.

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

EVELYN SMITH

Evelyn F. Smith, 89, of Monroe, Ga., died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Harley and Emily Keith Francis.

She was a graduate of Berea College, Kentucky, and was a retired school teacher. She had resided in Walton County, Ga., since 1978.

Surviving are one sister, Pauline F. Fisher of Mission, Tex.; two brothers, Joe Francis and Kelley Francis, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Smith.

Graveside services were held in Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Chaplain James Jordan officiating.

MABEL MARIE NORMAN

Mabel Marie Perrine Norman, 90, of St. Albans, formerly of Stumptown, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Earl and Minnie Wilson Perrine.

She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty McAdam of St. Albans, with whom she lived for the past year; one son, Blaine of Spencer; one sister, Macil Frame of Stumptown; one brother, Shirley of Elizabeth; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Park Norman, and one brother, Charley.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Roger Stewart officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

EMOGENE GAE ‘Jeanie’ BRITTON

Emogene Gae “Jeanie” Britton, 56, of Reedy, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Ernest Nicholas of Spencer and the late Goldie Marks Nicholas.

She was a homemaker and a former employee of Kellwood Corp. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, Reedy, where she had served as secretary of the Reedy Sunday School Convention for 35 years, a member of Good Hope Singers, and a former Sunday School teacher. She was a member of Reedy Lion’s Club.

Surviving, in addition to her father, are her husband of 35 years, James R. “Jim” Britton; one son, Ronnie A. Britton of Reedy; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Paul D. Nicholas.

Services were held in Good Hope Baptist Church, Reedy, with Rev. John Price officiating, and burial in Good Hope Cemetery.

DORIS MAXINE CONLEY

Doris Maxine Conley, 84, of Doylestown, Ohio, formerly of Spencer, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Doylestown Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Raymond and Celia King Jarvis.

She retired from Kellwood Co. after 32 years of service.

Surviving are four daughters, Donna Jean Aaroe of Evans, Virginia Carpenter of Spencer, Shirley LaFallot of West Virginia and Brenda Pritchard of South Carolina; three sons, Carroll Conley of Marshallville, Ohio, Randall Conley of Spencer and Kenneth Conley of Tampa, Fla.; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Conley; one son, Delbert; three brothers, Sidney, Clyde and Ronald; one sister, Gay; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

JANE LOUISE POLING

Jane Louise Umstead Poling, 46, of Millstone, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Petersburg, the daughter of Mary Louise Gillespie Umstead of Mathias and the late David Umstead.

Surviving are her husband, Timothy Poling; one daughter, Sheila Poling; one grandson; two sisters, Judith Lynn Fuller of Durbin and Jennifer Lee White; three nephews; and two nieces.

Graveside services were held at Poling-Marks Cemetery, Millstone, with David Fuller officiating.

CARROLL ‘Buck’ HICKS

Carroll Paul “Buck” Hicks, 64, formerly of Orma, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at The Arbors Nursing Home, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Iras B. and Cora Rinehart Hicks.

He was a member of Milo Methodist Church and was employed by Houchin Construction Co., Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are three children, Mike and Timothy Hicks of Arnoldsburg and Lynn Blosser of Orma; three brothers; four sisters; and seven grandchildren.

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

Graveside memorial service was held.

BEULAH SMITH HAYES

Beulah Smith Hayes, 84, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, in Goodyear, Ariz.

She was born at Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late Ruby and Ona Smith.

Surviving are seven children, including Betty Jean Starcher of Stumptown; three brothers, Donald of Auro, Colo., Dale of Mt. Zion and Frank of Brightwater, N.Y.; three sisters, Eula Allen of Clarington, Ohio, Bonnie Bird of Grantsville and Freda Haury of Amherst, Ohio; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Glendle, Denzil and Aden, and one sister, Betty Frame.

Graveside services were held at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.

AYDON CRUISE ACKLEY

Aydon Cruise Ackley, infant, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born Dec. 20, 2005, the son of Leann M. Dickey and Gary L. Ackley of Mt. Zion.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Geraldine and Danny Mace of Leatherbark; maternal grandfather, Stoney Dickey of Icard, N.C.; paternal grandparents, Ed and Brenda Ackley of Grantsville; paternal step-grandmother, Brenda Ackley of Glenville; great-grandmothers, Opal Estep of Glenville and Wyvonda Nicholson of Grantsville; aunts, Jennifer Blair of Creston, Megan Ackley of Grantsville and Rebecca Stanley of Icard; and uncles, Eddie Ackley of Clarksburg and Jason Dickey of Mt. Zion.

Private family services were held, with burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

THELMA LOURENA JONES

Thelma Lourena Jones, 90, of Sand Fork, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Ethnie Adams and Bertha Queen.

Surviving are two daughters, Manoka D. Turner of Sand Fork, with whom she lived, and Rita Jones Hardman of Marietta, Ohio; one brother, Myron Adams of Brookville, Ohio; one sister, Alta Hammon of Wadsworth, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Jones, whom she married on Nov. 15, 1932; two sons; one daughter; one granddaughter; four brothers; and six sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

JENNINGS CONLEY

Jennings B. Conley, 77, of Looneyville, died at home on Friday, Jan. 13, 2006.

He was born at Uler, the son of the late Ed and Bessie Hunt Conley.

He was a member of Local 1353 Laborer’s Union, Linden Lodge #83, A.F.&A.M., and Oka Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Conley; four sons, Delmas Conley of Erbacon, Melvin Conley and Gilbert Conley, both of Looneyville, and Paul Conley of Hartville, Ohio; four brothers, Brooks Conley of Newton, Charles Conley of Glen Allen, Va., Eugene Conley of Suffield, Ohio, and Roy Conley of Mogadore, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Richard Webb officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites was in Clover Cemetery.

ARLIE RICHARD ‘Red’ MIDCAP

Arlie Richard “Red” Midcap, 65, of Spencer, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at his home.

He was the son of the late Phil and Zanna Lane Midcap.

He was a welder and long time truck driver. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Cooley Midcap; three sons, Arlie Midcap and wife Bobbi of Spencer, Kazit Midcap and wife Elizabeth of Evans and Dallas Midcap and wife Gladys of Rich-wood; three step-sons, Rodney Carbough and wife Debbie of Grantsville, Randy Carbough and wife Alberta of Salisbury, N.C., and Rick Carbough and wife Cindy of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Lois Snodgrass and Claris Riggs, both of Spencer; five granddaughters; five step-grandsons; two step-granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews; and two very special friends, Buck and Robin Holstein of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth McClanahan and Carole Carafelli, and three brothers, Rev. Darrell Midcap, Stanley Midcap, and an infant, Steve Allen Midcap.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with burial in Island Run Family Cemetery, near Spencer.

JOSEPHINE CHURCH

Josephine C. Church, 75, of Walton Hills, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005.

She was born on Leading Creek, the daughter of the late Alfred and Ollie Ford.
Surviving are her husband,

Arles Church; one son, David Church; one daughter, Sharon Patterson; four grandchildren, David Church, Jr., Tammie Crissman and Emily and Michael Patterson; four great-grandchildren, Mickala, Matthew, Megan and Joshua; five brothers, Anes, Ronnie, Billy, Roger and Randall Ford; and four sisters, Mabel Sampson, Elmadine
Bevins, Nina Dawson and Judy Gainer.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Terry, Avery and Dina Ford and Maxine Wilson.

Services were held at Johnson-Romito, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Bedford, Ohio. Burial was in Crown Hill Memorial Park. 

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