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WILLIAM DONALD BARKER

William Donald Barker, 94, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Braxton County. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a former employee of Scott Lumber Co., Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Parsons Jones Barker; five sons, Max Barker and Larry Barker, both of Parkersburg, Delmas Barker of Mineral Wells, Ronnie Barker of Rockport and Frank Barker of Texas; one daughter, Sue Jones of Parkersburg; four step-sons, Francis Jones, Harry Jones and Frank Jones, all of Parkersburg, and Herbert Jones of Illinois; one step-daughter, Mary Britton of Parkersburg; and several grand-children and great-grandchildren.

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

 

WILLIAM RYMER ‘Doc’ LAW

William Rymer “Doc” Law, 94, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James B. and Dale Law.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was owner of Law Hardware, Grantsville, for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, where he attended Fell Kennedy Sunday School class.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Law and Tom Law and wife Karen, all of Grantsville, and Joe Law and wife Dianne and Bill Law and wife Connie, all of Parkersburg; one sister, Eva Langston of Hendersonville, N.C.; one brother, Jim Law; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elodean Riggs Law; one infant sister; and one brother, Ronzel Law.

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

 

RUTH WEEKLEY STEMPLE

Ruth J. Weekley Stemple, 83, of Walker, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Frozen, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Jessie Mae Siers Weekley.

She was a member of Fairview Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Connie Shaffer; one brother, Edgar Weekley of Grantsville; step-children, Mike Stemple, Don Stemple, John Stemple, Carol June Gong and Charlotte Stemple; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Leo K. Stemple; four brothers, Leo, Charles, Booney and Ronzel; and two sisters, Zella Brown and an infant sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Lower Nicut.

 

CHARLES GREGORY CAMPBELL

Charles Gregory “Chuck” Campbell, 73, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late O.M. and Olive Dye Campbell.

He was a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and had worked at Ametek Westchester Plastics, Cambridge, Ohio, Huffy Corp., Dayton and Celina, Ohio, General Dynamics, Lima, and Koneta Rubber Co., Wapakoneta. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta. 

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Sue Bay Campbell, whom he married Mar. 26, 1955; two daughters, Susan Jane Campbell of Findlay, Ohio, and Karen Jean Gross of Carmel, Ind.; two granddaughters; three brothers, Ralph Campbell of Lost Creek, Joseph Campbell of Scott Depot and Michael Campbell of Big Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand- nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Campbell Stanley.

A celebration of life was held at St. Paul United Church of Christ, with Rev. Dr. Alex Gondola and Rev. Elaine Mikesell officiating. 

 

WILLARD WEST

Willard West, 90, of Raytown, Mo., formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007.

He was the son of the late Jacob and Clara Roberts West and was raised by the late Jacob and Ava Somerville West.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from City Wide Tree Service, the business he founded in Kansas City, Mo., in 1965. He often attended the annual homecoming at his childhood church, Chapel Baptist, Nobe.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Dorothy West; three daughters, Sharon Ebert of Lenexa, Kan., Vicky Johnson of McLough, Kan., and Eva Mack of Kansas City; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Georgia West Stump, and one brother, James “Jack” West.

At his request, his cremated remains will be placed in a niche at Johnson County Chapel, Overland Park, Kan. A gathering of family and friends will celebrate his life at noon on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Sharon Ebert’s home, 8535 Darnell St., Lenexa, KS 66215.

 

VADA REIP DAVIS

Vada Reip Davis, 91, of Espyville, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2007, at her home.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Curt and Lucy Tucker Parsons.

She had been a resident of Orma until four years ago when she moved to Pennsylvania. She had been a caregiver for many people in her own home for over 30 years. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Dalton Reip, Jr., and wife Norma Jean of Minnora; one daughter, Emma Jean Conley and husband Victor of Espyville; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Everett Parsons.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dalton Reip, Sr.; her second husband, Dale Davis; one son, Robert Blaine Reip; one daughter, Delores Jewell Hersman; and 12 siblings.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Reip Cemetery, Orma. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

AILEEN CUNNINGHAM

Aileen R. Cunningham, 87, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Rackett, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Harry and Flossie Smarr Mathers.

She was a homemaker and a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, H.J. Patrick of Parkersburg; three daughters, Lois Roberts of Parkersburg, Sheila Heiney of Grants-ville and Pam Yoak of Green, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Twila Roberts, Reba Marshall, Lori Fullen, Kristin Cottrell, Mike Cunningham, Shannon Zakaib, Melody Matasich, Matthew Heiney and Dustin Yoak; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Herman Mathers of Middlebourne; one sister, Carol Jones of Pennsboro; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings R. “Hap” Cunningham, and three sisters.

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

 

GORDON ROGERS

Gordon Rogers, 82, of Orma, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, in Spencer.

He was born in Ridgefield Park, N.J., the son of the late Chester Newton and Renee Myers Rogers.

He was retired president and co-owner of Star Communications, Inc., dba WVRC radio, Spencer. He was a graduate of Rutgers University, an Army veteran of World War II and member of First Church of Christ Scientist, Charleston.

Surviving are one daughter, Diane I. Zdanek of Spencer; two sons, Jeffrey G. Rogers of Hagerstown, Md., and Bruce H. Rogers of Waldwick, N.J.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jane Buck Rogers.

He was cremated. Memorial service will be held later.

 

NANCY SMITH

Nancy Smith, 59, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Paul and Opal Snyder Smith.

Surviving are her companion of 35 years, Darrell “Chad” Chadwell; one daughter, Lisa Chadwell of Big Bend; one son, Jeff Smith of Big Springs; one brother, Gerald “Pug” Smith; one nephew, Tony Smith; three nieces, Jennifer Yoak, Crystal Yoak and Ellen Smith; one great-niece, Jenna Milliron; and two great- nephews, Casey and Ryan Milliron.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Loretta “Boots” Yoak, and one nephew, Michael Smith.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Snyder Cemetery, Creston. Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

 

MICHAEL DAVID WAYNE

Michael David Wayne, 56, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of the late Robert and Florence Bugglin Wayne.

Surviving are his wife, Reva Mullinex Wayne, who he married Aug. 18, 1986; two sons, Michael A. Wayne of Dayton, Ohio, and John D. Wayne of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Anna Hughey of Buckhannon; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Daniel Wayne of Zanesville, Ohio, and Jim Wayne and Donald Wayne, both of Zanesville; and two sisters, Rita Bagley of Zanesville and Agnes Allen of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one infant sister.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating.

 

DELORES JEAN ROGERS

Delores Jean Rogers, 59, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born on Frozen Run, the daughter of Florence Rogers and the late Cecil C. Rogers.

She attended Westbrook Day Program, Spencer, and Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are four sisters, Virginia Bower of Davisville, Ruby Harkness of Parkersburg, Pamela Garrett of Mt. Zion and JoAnn Rogers of Grantsville; three brothers, Darrell Rogers of North Benton, Ohio, Delmas Rogers of Big Springs and Franklin Rogers of Grantsville.

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

 

JUSTINE SPENCER HARRIS

Justine Spencer Harris, 87, of Spencer, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at home.

She was born at White Oak, the daughter of the late Elber and Icy Bell Jarvis Spencer.

She was a 50-year member and past matron of Linden Chapter No. 152, O.E.S., and member of Roane General Hospital Auxiliary and Clover Community Church. She attended First Baptist Church, Spencer, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Stanton Aquilla Harris and Wayne Cecil Harris, both of Spencer; three sisters, Dorlene Walker of Ravenswood and Dormal Rhodes and Wanda Nutter, both of Spencer; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Corliss Willard Harris, Sr.; one son, Corliss Willard Harris, Jr.; and one sister, Joy Metz DeWeese.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. “Mike” King and Rev. Randall L. “Randy” Whited officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

 

ARGLE BERNARD HANNAH

Argle Bernard Hannah, 83, of Vienna, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Clinton and Ina Bennett Hannah.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired as division manager after 47 years with Consolidated Gas Co. He was a member of North Parkersburg Baptist Church, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and VFW Post 573.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Elsie Williams Hannah; one daughter, Hope Phillips of Mineral Wells; two sons, Edwin Hannah of Parkersburg and Fred Hannah of New Market, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grand-children; and special friend, Jim Eller of Sevierville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, one brother-in-law, one granddaughter, and one grandson.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Mike Towner officiating.

 

ISAAC RAY BELL

Isaac Ray Bell, 74, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Wesley and Vernie Boggs Bell.

He was a well tender in the oil and gas industry and a member of Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta Ferrell Bell; six sons, Patrick Bell and wife Darlene of Big Springs, Daniel Bell and wife Lori of Normantown, Donald Bell and wife Cindy of Morgantown, N.C., Charles Bell and wife Zola of Annamoriah, James Bell and wife Tammy of Big Bend, and John Bell at home; eight daughters, Madge Basnett and husband Jim, Sherri Kirchburg and husband Steve, and Ann Whisemant, all of Morgantown, N.C.; Karen Six and husband Lloyd of Cairo, Linda Carpenter and husband Ken of Arnoldsburg, Criss Davis and husband Nick of Big Bend, Rebecca Starcher and husband Doug of Mt. Zion and Sara Marks and husband Eric of Orma; one brother, Charles Bell and wife Wilma of Grantsville; 43 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Teresa Bell; one daughter, Teresa Lynn Bell; one son, Gerald Bell, and one grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

 

PEGGY ANN BENNETT

Peggy Ann Bennett, 61, of Charleston, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at her daughter’s home.

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of the late Vaughn Pierce Bailey and Dorothy Ellen Bailey.

She was a graduate of Man High School and Garnet Career Center, where she earned an LPN degree. She was a home health care aide for over 15 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Beverly Ann Milam and Dorothy Ellen Philyaw, both of Hurricane, and Larissa Lyn Bortz of Charleston, S.C.; three grandchildren; one brother, Bill Bailey of Grantsville; one step-brother, Jim Bailey of Huntington; and two step-sisters, Jean Browning of Frametown and Tessa Shawver of Nitro.

Services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with Pastor Jeff Arthur officiating.

 

WILLIAM ALBERT WILSON, JR.

William Albert Wilson, Jr., 54, of Creston, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, in Elizabeth.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Leota Workman of Winfield and the late William Albert Wilson, Sr.

He was former owner of W.A. Wilson and Son Timber Co.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Barbara Ann VanDale Wilson; one daughter, Christina Lynn Miller and husband Barry of Spencer; three sisters, Barbara Fluharty and husband Thom of Annamoriah, Cathy Heiney and husband Ken of Elizabeth and Carol Lynch and husband Jim of Creston; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating, and burial in Snyder Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah.

 

TONY ALVIS

Tony E. Alvis, 89, of Spencer, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late James H. and Rosa Phillips Alvis.

He was retired from Eureka Pipeline Co. and formerly worked in oilfields and for Tom Arnott and Paul Weekley. He was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and attended several Roane County churches.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie Maxine Greathouse Alvis; two daughters, Carolyn Emogene Callow of Reedy and Evelyn Gordie Goodwin of Spencer; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Julia Ray of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Earl Alvis; seven brothers, Carl, Charles, Walter, Frank and Calvin Alvis and two infants; and two sisters, Eleanor Nester and Delma Greathouse.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland and Rev. John Lowe officiating, and burial in Spencer Memorial Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by several Roane County veterans groups.

 

DELORES YOST

Delores Yost, 64, of Schroenbrunn Healthcare, New Philadelphia, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007.

She was born in Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late Eddie and Ivory Summers Stout.

She was employed for eight years by Gilford Instrument Laboratories, Oberlin, Ohio, as an electronics technician. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Bernard Yost, whom she married Nov. 23, 1963; one son, Mike Yost of Sherrodsville, Ohio; one granddaughter; and one sister, Karen DeMoss of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home, Sherrodsville, with Rev. Carol McCartney officiating, and burial in Leavittsville Cemetery. 

 

DELBERT LEE ‘Bo’ GAINER

Delbert Lee “Bo” Gainer, 73, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at his home.

He was the son of the late Cleo “Crede” and Phelma Hathaway Gainer.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha Gunn Gainer; two sons, Timothy L. Gainer and Ron Gainer, both of Barberton, Ohio; one daughter, Teresa Richards of Big Springs; one sister, Emma Wease of Pine Creek, seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four  great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Delbert Cleo “Creed” Gainer; three sisters, Delma Whytsell, Wanza Marsh and Greta Marks; and one brother, Jennings “Buck” Gainer.

At his request, the body will be cremated. A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m., at St. Paul Church, Pine Creek, followed by a sunset graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Cemetery Fund, c/o Calhoun Banks, P.O. Box 430, Grantsville, WV 26147, or Lola Clark, 6480 Pine Creek Road, Grantsville, WV 26147.

 

FRANK SMITH

Frank W. Smith, 61, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept. for 27 years.

Surviving are his wife Audrey Jean Smith; four children, Jon, Brian, Britney and Katelyn Smith, all at home; two step-sons, Scottie Collins of Mt. Zion and Kenny Harris of Wooster, Ohio.

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

At his request, the body will be cremated and a private family service will be held.

 

ROBERT ‘Bob’ MONEYPENNY

Robert C. “Bob” Moneypenny, 74, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Henry Clay and Emma Hoskins Moneypenny.

He was a retired pipeliner and truck driver for S.T. Pipeline, Clendenin. He was a Christian.

Surviving are four sons, Curtis of Tennessee, James of Grantsville and Joseph and David, both of North Carolina; one sister, Carol Heflin of Akron, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

At his request, the body was cremated. Memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

 

THELMA WYER

Thelma Wyer, 77, of Normantown, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Thomas Avery and Viola Umstead Wood.

 She was a former employee of Kenny Shoe Co. and Rubber Fabricators, Inc., and certified nursing assistant at Roane General Hospital, and a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, William Henry Shaffer and wife Bonnie of Parkersburg and David Wood and wife Julie of Grantsville; one daughter, Thelma Collins and husband William of Parkersburg; one brother, Odell Wood of Stumptown; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

 

DANIEL CLAY McDONALD

Daniel Clay McDonald, 81, of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Bernard and Mary McDonald.

He graduated from Calhoun County High School, joined the U.S. Army, and attended West Virginia University. He and his wife raised their children in Fairfax County, Va., where he worked for General Motors as an instructor and as regional service manager and executive.

He was president of Little Kanawha Area Development Corp., founding member of Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation, members of Calhoun County Building Commission, and board member of Little Kanawha Parkway Authority. He served as Republican county chairman for many years, and worked for the party at county, state, and national levels.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Gary and Ronald Orr; one daughter, Laura Kay; two sisters, Cathleen McDonald and Julia Jarvis; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Jane, and one son, Kenneth Eric.

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

 

WAITMAN ‘Bill’ GODFREY

Waitman “Bill” Godfrey, 95, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Veteran’s Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born at Pine Creek, the son of the late Fay and Effie Starkey Godfrey.

He was an Army veteran, serving in World War II and receiving the Purple Heart. He was a mechanic and farmer.

Surviving are one son, William “Bill” Godfrey of Parkersburg; seven daughters, Jean Youngeberg of Wakeman, Ohio, Nina McCartney of East Liverpool, Ohio, Luella Moore of Stallings, N.C., and Sharon Smith, Rose Croft, Frances Adwell and Tiffany Goff, all of Grantsville; one sister, Vera Conrad of Spencer; one brother, Robert Godfrey of Vienna; 17 grandchildren; 28 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Brooks Godfrey, his second wife, Hazel Parsons Godfrey; two sisters; four brothers; and one grandchild.

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

 

HARRY McCUMBERS

Harry B. McCumbers, 73, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Belle and Willie McCumbers of Orma.

He retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways in 1990 with 22 years of service. He had also worked as a coal miner, timber cutter, farmer, and for State Construction.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ruby Helen Tucker McCumbers, whom he married Dec. 11, 1955; three sons, Dean McCumbers of Palestine, Larry McCumbers of Elizabeth and Jimmy McCumbers of Parkersburg; three daughters, Judy Paquette and Nancy Shaver, both of Parkersburg, and Peggy Gant of Leroy; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harrison McCumbers.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold McCumbers.

Services were held at Matheny-Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Bob Stanley and Pastor Danny Schreckengost officiating. Graveside services were held at Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

BARBARA BATES WILSON

Barbara Ann Bates Wilson, 64, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007.

She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Clovis N. and Rosalee V. Digman Bates.

She graduated from Newton Falls High School, Ohio, in 1961. While a resident of Grantsville, she earned a certificate in food service from Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center and continued a career in restaurant management. She served as president of Grantsville VFW Post 5959 Ladies Auxiliary for two years. She was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe. She relocated to Warren, Ohio, in 1993. She earned a diploma in psychology and social work from Stafford Career Institute, Washington, D.C., in September, 2001.

Surviving are her children, Kimberley King of Brookfield, Ohio, Sheldon V. Wilson II of Johnston, Ohio, Olis Dee Wilson of Warren, Ohio, and Lorna Bernadella of Kinsman, Ohio; two daughters adopted by her parents, Robin Greer of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Tina Kren of Newton Falls, Ohio; one brother, Butch Bates of Newton Falls; one sister, Betty Gibson of Niles, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Sheldon V. Wilson, I, on Sept. 13, 1978; one daughter, Shelley Jean Wilson; and three grandchildren, Michael, Amy Lynn and Jeramie.

Services were held at Borowski Memorial Home, Newton Falls, with Pastor Richard Skiver officiating. The family can be contacted at Ktydid36122568@aol.com.

 

ROLAND REX GRIFFIN

Roland Rex Griffin, 69, of Olive Branch, Miss., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East, Memphis, Tenn.

He was born at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Rex Scott and Edith Webb Griffin.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired crew chief for Northwest Airlines.

Surviving are one daughter, Tara Griffin Jackson of California; one sister, Diane Shook of Potomac, Md.; one brother, Gary Griffin of Dousan, Wisc.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted at Wayne Cemetery, Beech, by Eureka Lodge #40 A.M., Grantsville, and military rites provided by American Legion Post, Spencer. Visitation is scheduled at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

 

FOREST DWIGHT BAUGHMAN

Forest Dwight Baughman, 92, of Lincolnton, N.C., formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007.

 He was the son of the late Floyd and Mae Parsons Baughman.

 Surviving are four sons, Matt, Dwayne, Dale and David; six daughters, Kim, Janet, Janice, Rebecca, Brenda and Lane; and 19 grandchildren.

 No services were held.

 

BINA HICKS

Bina A. Hicks, 91, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Little White Oak, Chloe, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at Hospice of Ridgewood, Akron.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Lambert and Rebecca Mollohan Cooper.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Candice Burnside of Akron; three sisters, Marlene Tanner of Nebo, Elva Browning of Charleston and Elza Vaughan of Dunbar; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rector Hicks.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jim Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Hicks Cemetery, Little White Oak. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to services on Saturday.

 

RUSSELL JOSEPH DUSKEY

Russell Joseph Duskey, 52, of Tanner Road, Glenville, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Gladys Duskey of Grantsville and the late Russell Duskey.

He was employed in the oil and gas drilling industry.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Madeline Duskey; one son, Joey Duskey of Glenville; one sister, Sherry K. Marks of Glenville; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Knight.

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

 

NELLIE ROACH BRANNON

Nellie Roach Brannon, 71, of Spencer, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Memorial Division.

She was born in New Haven, the daughter of the late Dale and Leona Walkup Roach.

She was a graduate of Wahama High School and former employee of Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood. She and her husband owned and operated Brannon’s Store for many years.

Surviving are her husband, Randall Brannon; one son, Eric Brannon; two grandchildren; three brothers, Bob, Jack and David Roach; six sisters, Norma Hall, Carol McGee, Marge Reuter, Sharon Fields, Betty Argobrite and Kathleen Kearns.

She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Mabel Roach.

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

 

ARLETA STURM

Arleta A. Sturm, 91, of Millstone, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Millstone, the daughter of the late George and Nora Ball McKee.

She was a member of Albert’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are her husband, Carl F. Sturm; one daughter, Judy Lambert and husband Bill of Rootstown, Ohio, one brother, Gordon McKee and wife Mary of Millstone; one sister, Lenell Stalnaker and husband Paul of Millstone; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Norma Gumm.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arco McKee and Rev. Glendon McKee; and one sister, Flo Hall.

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

 

ZELLA FERRELL

Zella E. Ferrell, 91, of Big Bend, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Alex and Dolly Dawson Snider.

She was a homemaker and a former foster grandmother at Brooksville Elementary School.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Snider of Mineral Wells and Gary Ferrell of Sanford, N.C.; two daughters, Jeanette Kyer and Geneva Hayes, both of Parkersburg; one sister, Ruth Docse of Virginia; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ferrell; one son, Hoy Ferrell; two brothers; two sisters; and one grandson.

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

 

RANDALL EDWIN WHYTSELL

Randall Edwin Whytsell, 91, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born at Richardson, the son of the late Edwin Lowell and Rettie Starcher Whytsell.

He was a farmer and worked for Monongahela Power Co. and Pennzoil Oil Co. He played guitar and sang with his brother  Woodrow  as  the Whytsell Brothers. He attended Leatherbark Community Church and Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Peggy Lou Stemple and husband Marvin of Arnoldsburg; one grandson, John Kenton Stemple of Parkersburg; one granddaughter, Deidre Lynn Hobbs of Newbury Park, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Jared Wesley Hobbs and Valerie Elizabeth Hobbs; one brother, Victor Eugene Whytsell of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Blanche Parrill Whytsell; two sisters, Hazel Mae Kemmner Connolly and Elizabeth Almira McCoy; and three brothers, Charles Davis Whytsell, Woodrow Wilson Whytsell and Dewey Paul Whytsell.

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

 

JIMMIE RAY ROGERS

Jimmie Ray Rogers, 70, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was the son of Claud and Clara Cottrell Rogers.

 He was a member of Frozen Run Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jacqueline Pearson Rogers; three sons, David Rogers of Spencer, Earl Rogers of Forestville, Md., and Tracy Tibbs of Landing, Md.; two daughters, Patricia Thornberry and Anna Wade, both of Bowie, Md.; three sisters, Maxine McCumbers of Orma and Shirley Collins and Erma Collins, both of Marrion, Va.; three brothers, Nelson Rogers of Shock, Robert Rogers of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Basil Rogers of Warren, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Cottrell Cemetery, Frozen Run. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

BEULAH MACE

Beulah C. Mace, 98, of Sand Ridge, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Belle Simmons Poling.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Elma Jean Mace and Helen June Mace, both of Sand Ridge; one son, Deo Darrell Mace of Sand Ridge; and three grandsons, Nathan Mace of Charleston and Walter and Richard Mace, both of Sand Ridge.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Mace-White Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

 

MONA BAILEY

Mona L. Bailey, 68, of Columbus, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.

Surviving are six sons, Herbert, Jimmie, Brian, Vernon, Rick and Tommy Bailey; one daughter, Kathy Bailey; four brothers, Larry, Bobby and Richard Mann and Ronnie Martin; two sisters, twin Donna Rizor and Linda Shade; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, and one granddaughter, April.

Graveside services were held at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

BLAINE JETT

Blaine L. Jett, 72, of Doylestown, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late Carl and Dessie Jarvis Jett.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Ford Motor Co. He was a member of NAIVC.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Jett, whom he married June 23, 1956; one son, Kenneth Jett of Doylestown; four daughters, Sharon Jett of Clinton, Ohio, Lesa Jett of St. Albans, Vt., Diane Davis of Seville, Ohio, and Windy Jett of Doylestown; six grandchildren;  two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Calvin Jett of Doylestown and Bruce Jett of West Virginia; and two sisters, Wanda Bailey and Nola Smith, both of West Virginia.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, near Minnora, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post, Spencer.

 

VICKY JEAN HAID

Vicky Jean Haid, 53, of Charleston, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Brooks and Genevieve Arnold Cooper.

She was a personal care provider for W.Va. Dept. of Health and Human Resources.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Haid; one daughter, Millie Holleman of Mt. Airy, N.C.; one brother, Bob Cooper of Chloe; and one granddaughter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Nebo.

 

RICHARD POORMAN

Richard E. Poorman, 65, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at his home.

He was born at Hershey, Pa., the son of the late Harvey and Blanche Felty Poorman.

He was a carpenter and member of Cornerstone Praise and Worship Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Poorman; two daughters, Nancy Whipkey of Arnoldsburg and Lori Wilson of Grantsville; one sister, Judy Poorman of Palmyra, Pa.; and five grandchildren, Kevin and Steven Cunningham, Samantha Wilson, and Jeromy Poling and Stacie Frederick.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Whipkey II.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church and Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

 

ORPHA COTTRELL

Orpha Cottrell, 88, of Spencer, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, in Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ernest and Martha West Brannon.

She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth L. Cottrell of Spencer; one sister, Ernestine Keaton and husband Kenneth of Orma; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Cottrell; one brother, Howard V. Brannon; and three sisters, Letha Simons, Mary Ann Rouse and June Miller.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating, and burial in Clover Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

 

ETHEL FOSTEEN BELL

Ethel Fosteen Bell, 82, of South Parkersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Ocie Gainer Hughes.

She was retired after 37 years at Cloverdale Meat Packing. She was a homemaker and attended Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Surviving are six children, Loretta Bayer, Wayne Bell and Betty Beck, all of Parkersburg, and Billy Bell of Belpre, Robert Bell of Belleville and Roger Bell of Washington; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and one sister, Ellen Starcher of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bell; two grandchildren, Susan Edwards and Delbert Wayne Bell; five brothers, Leo, Orville, Mansel, Denzil and Jesse Hughes; and three sisters, Dolly Miller, Eathel Hughes and Dorothy Reynolds.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Loyd Winans officiating. Burial was in Snider Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah.

 

ROBERT VANHORN

Robert A. Vanhorn, 90, of Normantown, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at Sunbridge of Salem.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Scott and Locy Alltop Vanhorn.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He was a retired truck operator for Allied Van Lines and former newspaper carrier. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Glenville.

Surviving are his wife, Donaldine Heater Vanhorn, whom he married July 17, 1945; one sister, Edna Turner of Glenville; one niece; and one nephew.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville, with military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

LINZA PEARL RITCHIE

Linza Pearl Ritchie, 47, of Harrisville, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in Harrisville.

She was born at Man, the daughter of Acy James Osborne and the late Betty Lou Bailey Osborne.

 She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Douglas Keith Ritchie; one daughter, Jessica Lusk Goodrich of Normantown; three brothers, Eugene Osborne and James Earl Osborne, both of Cyclone, and Larry Osborne of Man; one sister, Staci Saltz of Harrisville; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Lynn Lusk, and one brother, Timothy Osborne.

    Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Ralph Blankenship officiating, and burial in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

 

JACQUELINE SHAMBLIN

Jacqueline Shamblin, 46, of Wallback, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at Big Springs.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of Effie Summerfield Lockney of Big Springs and the late Jackie Perrine.

She was a certified nurse’s aide. She was formerly employed by Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale, and Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Center, Charleston.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, General T. Shamblin of Wallback; one daughter, Melissa Shamblin of Spencer; one son, Jeremy Shamblin of Corpus Christi, Tex.; one sister, Mary Ann Norman and husband Donald of Big Springs; and six grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Robert Lockney.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. (Mike) King officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

 

BETTY KRUGMAN

Betty L. Krugman, 73, of Pennsboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, in Parkersburg.

She was born at Munday, the daughter of Nona Rose Maze and the late Clarence Maze, Sr.

She was a homemaker and had operated Krugman’s Greenhouse. She was a 1952 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are three daughters, Linda Mackey, D.O., of Lexington, Ky., Marsha Krugman of Pennsboro and Gail Krugman of Grantsville; two sons, Thomas Krugman of Painted Post, N.Y., and Mark Krugman of Little Hocking, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Justin Rexroad, Kaitlyn and Ben Krugman, Zach, Ethan and Emily Krugman and Kayla Krugman; two sisters, Connie Lahman of Conway, S.C., Karen Richard of Green Seas, S.C.; and one brother, Roger Maze of Johnson City, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Krugman; two brothers, Clarence Maze, Jr., and Blaine Maze; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Bill Law officiating. Burial was in Maze Cemetery, Munday.

 

COKIE TURNER

Cokie B. Turner, 104, of Frazeysburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late George W. and Parentha Estella Raybuck Dye.

She worked for RCA for 12 years. She was a member of Richvale Grange, Pomona Grange, 7th Degree Grange, and Frazeysburg United Methodist Church. 

Surviving are one step-son, William Turner of Zanesville, Ohio; two step-daughters, Sharon Ramsey of Titusville, Fla., and Mary Stevens of Paige, Tex.; two brothers, Shirley Dye of Duncan Falls and Everett Dye of Big Springs; two special nieces, who were her caregivers, Darliss Mock of Frazeysburg and Donna Melrose of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence L. Moore, who died September 1962; her second husband, Dariaus McVay Turner, who died July 12, 1990; four sisters, Ada Freed, Olive Campbell, Orphia Hale and Edith Barr; and five brothers, Benjamin, Casper, Bill, Ernest and Oral Dye.

Services were held at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, Zanesville. Burial was in Norwich United Presbyterian Cemetery, Norwich, Ohio.

 

VIRGINIA ROSE VANDAL

Virginia Rose Vandal, 27, of Brohard, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident near Davisville.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of William E. and Martha Virginia Ash Vandal.

She worked at Mustang Survival, Elizabeth.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one daughter, Ellissa Rose Knight at home; one son, Brian Franklin Knight, Jr., at home; three sisters, Christina Vandal, Opal Collins and Linda Vandal, all of Grantsville; three brothers, Ernest Vandal of Parkersburg, William Edward Kent Vandal, Jr., of Weston and Jimmy Jack Vandal of Grantsville; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was held at Hodam Cemetery, near Reedy, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

 

LARRY EDWARD ‘Bud’ LANE

Larry Edward “Bud” Lane, 66, of Nicut, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ralph and Arlie Harold Lane.

He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut.

Surviving are four sisters, Jean Sears of Nicut, Brenda Davisson of Florida, Ruth Morgan of Wisconsin and Nancy Stemple of Arnoldsburg; seven brothers, Denzil Lane of Pennsylvania, William Paul Lane and Everett Lane, both of Nicut, Howard Lane of Orma, Ronnie Lane of Ravenswood, Michael Lane of Florida and Charles Lane of Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James Earl Lane.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Beech Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ROBERT WISE, JR.

Robert Wise, Jr., 75, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at his home.

He was born at Creston and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was retired from Cain Oil and Gas Co.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Yeager-Westfall Cemetery, Lower Run.

 

DANIELLE GREATHOUSE

Danielle N. Greathouse, 21, of Terra Alta, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of Delores Irene Long Greathouse and the late William M. Greathouse.

She attended Pleasant Hill School and Calhoun High School before moving to Terra Alta and graduating from Preston High School in 2005.

Surviving in addition to her mother are five sisters, Nancy Shaffer and Tracy Starcher, both of Terra Alta, Bonnie Bell of Spencer, Elaine Beatty of Akron, Ohio, and Marissa McCune of Chloe.

Services were held at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Terra Alta. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at Enon Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.

 

TINA LOUISE LAMP

Tina Louise Holbert Lamp, 38, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Camden-Clark Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Oliver and Betty Walker Holbert. She was a former employee of Koffee Kup, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Joey Lamp; four sons, Clyde Capps of Orma, Geoffrey Shaffer and Joshua Parsons, both of Grantsville, and Mykiah Holbert of Big Bend; two brothers, Alvin Holbert of Big Bend and Ivan Holbert of Macfarlan; one sister, Debra Nicholson of Big Bend; one granddaughter, Malee Capps; and maternal grandmother, Olga Ferrell of Big Bend.

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

 

CLARA TANNER

Clara E. Tanner, 81, of Chloe, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Saint Francis Hospital.

She had worked at Kellwood, Spencer, and BFGoodrich, Grantsville. She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Surviving are one daughter, Eloise Bullard of Chloe; two sons, Lynn Tanner of Chloe and Elwood Tanner of Orrville, Ohio; five grandchildren, two of whom were special, Ashley Renay and Tyler Lynn Tanner; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Seldon Tanner.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Hardman Cemetery, Nebo.

 

WILLARD ROACH

Willard W. Roach, 69, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Kenna W. and Thelma Sampson Roach.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Alaska. He was a member of the Teamsters union and retired as a truck driver from Consolidated Freight.

Surviving are two daughters, Anita Hale of Vincent, Ohio, and Alicia Hubbard of Cutler, Ohio; one son, Mark Roach of Little Hocking; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Albert Roach and Rex Roach, both of Little Hocking.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Wilcoxen Roach; one son, Joseph A. Roach; one brother, Ernest Roach; and one infant great-granddaughter, Nikky Townsend.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Pastor Rob Clegg officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Belpre Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion, Parkersburg Post 15.

 

VIRGIL ‘Budge’ KENDALL

Virgil “Budge” Kendall, 74, of Sand Ridge, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Holly and Delpha Bennett Kendall.

Surviving are his wife, Mae K. Kendall; one son, Dale Kendall of Parkersburg; two brothers, Donald Kendall of New Martinsville and Hatzel Kendall of Walker; one sister, Tessa Elliott of Arizona; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Justin Wood.

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

 

DELORIS ‘Jewell’ HERSMAN

Deloris “Jewell” Hersman, 63, of Orma, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Vada Parsons Reip of Pennsylvania and the late Dalton Reip.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 43 years, William Dean Hersman; two sons, Dalton Glenn Brady of Stumptown and Joseph Dwayne Hersman and wife Angela of Millstone; one daughter, Deborah E. Hersman of Orma; one step-son, Michael Hersman of Spencer; seven grandchildren, Travis and Talia Brady, Nathaniel, Arla and Nicholas Lane, Ashley Jo Hersman and Alex Hersman; one great-grandchild, Ien Bird; one brother, Dalton Reip, Jr., of Minnora; one sister, Emma Jean Conley of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Blaine Reip.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. C.W. McDonald officiating. Burial was in Reip Cemetery, Orma.

 

RONALD GAIL CAIN

Ronald Gail Cain, Sr., 65, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Tanner, the son of Ruie Bond of Grantsville and the late Gail Cain.

He was a gun trader and musician.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his faithful companion, Virginia L. Simmons; four sons, Ronnie Cain, Jr., of Columbus, Ohio, Gary Cain of Newberne and Chris Cain and David Adkins, both of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Tammy Linton of Columbus; two brothers, Charles Cain of Columbus and Ted Bond of Weston; one sister, Sue Jordan of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Cain, and one sister, Linda Cain.

Services will be held Thursday, 7 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating. Private burial will be in Mt. Liberty Cemetery, Tanner. Visitation will be Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RONALD WILLIAM CONLEY

Ronald William Conley, 48, of Nebo, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at CAMC-General Division, Charleston.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late William George and Janice Elaine Drake Conley. He was a U.S. Army veteran and an employee of D&L Quality Homes, Nebo. He was a member of Nebo Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta Gwin Tanner Conley; one son, Dennis Conley of Nebo; two sisters, Debbie Ray of Clendenin and Cindy McPherson of Grantsville; and one brother, Tommy Conley of Newton.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM STALNAKER, SR.

William A. Stalnaker, Sr., 80, of Annamoriah, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was the son of the late Eucal and Thelma Arnold Stalnaker.

He was a veteran of World War II and retired from Cabot Gas and Stalnaker Grocery.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Jean McKown Stalnaker; two sons, William A. Stalnaker, Jr., of Elizabeth and Robert Neal Stalnaker of Annamoriah; four daughters, Sharon Gherke of Grantsville, Beth Alltop of Annamoriah, Connie Roberts of Mineral Wells and Melissa Layhew of Ripley; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janice Wise of Ohio, Loretta Heidish of Florida and Mary Jane Mack of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Edwin Stalnaker.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. C.W. McDonald officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

 

SANDRA BULLARD HACKNEY

Sandra K. Bullard Hackney, 66, of Belmont, formerly of Orma, died Sunday, Sept. 30, at Carehaven of Pleasants.

She was born at Elana, the daughter of the late Burl and Hazel Ellison Bullard.

She was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and had been an active member of West Fork Senior Citizens. She worked at Goodwill Industries, Charleston, from 1978 to 1982.

Surviving are two sisters, Frances Tawney and Vicki Deweese, both of Belmont; one brother, John Bullard and wife Eloise of Chloe; four nephews; four great-nieces; and five great- nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Hackney.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Kelly Snyder officiating, and burial in Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana.

 

CHARLES ‘Bill’ McCRAY

Charles W. “Bill” McCray, 82, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Ohio Valley Health Care.

He was born at Brohard, the son of the late Charles H. McCray and Ethel G. McIntyre McCray Goodnight.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the Philippine Islands and was recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He retired from Corning Glass after 48-1/2 years of service. He was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church, American Legion Post 15, and 50-year member of Masonic Lodge #3.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Gertrude Stump McCray; one sister, Eleanor Gifford of Parkersburg; one brother, Johnnie Goodnight of Brohard; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Arnold McCray.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Joe Busch and Pastor Frank Miller officiating, and burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

 

OLETA HEINEY

Oleta L. Heiney, 84, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at Regency Hospital, Ravenna.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Rev. C. D. and Glady Ritchie Harris.

She was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School and lived in Portage County, Ohio, for 57 years. She was a member of Blackhorse Baptist Church, Ravenna.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Henry; one daughter, Donna Heiney of Ravenna; four sons, Denny Heiney of Fairlawn, Ohio, and Roger Heiney, Jeff Heiney and Chris Heiney, all of Ravenna; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death one daughter, Mary Tschantz; one son, Ronald G. Heiney, Sr.; two sisters, Leota Fultz and Juanita Waggner; and two brothers, Bill Harris and Rev. Ray Harris.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Shorts Funeral Home, 141 N. Meridian St., Ravenna, with Rev. Dallas Sanford and Rev. Lorren Roberts officiating. Entombment will be at Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna. Visitation will be held Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

LOUIE LONGFELLOW

Louie B. Longfellow, 64, of Spencer, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Hugh and Grace Jarvis Longfellow.

He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, Christine Nichols Longfellow; four daughters, Melida Fincher of Houston, Tex., Anita Martin of Reedy, Lisa Chapman of Arnoldsburg and Deborah Jurkovich of Walton; one son, Christopher Longfellow of Parkersburg; one sister, Edith Graves of South Carolina; one brother, Eugene Mace of California; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

WANDA ALLEN

Wanda C. Allen, 67, of Normantown, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at WVU Medical Center, Morgantown.

She was the daughter of Carl Dewayne and Lillie Pearl Frymier.

She was a former employee of Kenny Shoe Co. and Panther Primitives, and was a homemaker and a member of Rosedale Baptist Church since 1960.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Allen, whom she married Jan. 16, 1960; one son, Shawn Eugene Allen of Fredericksburg, Va.; four grandchildren; three brothers, Charles A. Frymier and Everett W. Frymier, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Denzil Lee Frymier of Vernon Hills, Ill.; one sister, Freda J. Palmer of Parma, Ohio; and special people in her life, Dawn, Jeff, Greg and Clinton Miller.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Burley Frymier, and one sister, Bernice Frymier.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Rosedale Baptist Church, with Elder Gary Bowman and Elder Larry Fisher officiating, and burial in Rosedale Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to services at the church.

 

WILLIAM MARK GREATHOUSE

William Mark Greathouse, 45, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Andy H. and Anna Frances Tanner Greathouse.

Surviving are his wife, Christina Taylor of Nicut; one daughter, Danielle N. Greathouse of Rowlesburg; two brothers, Cama D. Greathouse and Kenneth Greathouse, both of Chloe; two sisters, Kathy E. Cross of Fairview, Ohio, and Debra K. Melrath Cason of Chloe; three nieces; and seven nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jessie.

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

 

EZRA EUGENE ‘Gene’ KOON

Ezra Eugene “Gene” Koon, 73, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ezra and Opal Carpenter Koon.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty Moore and Cathy Nutter, both of Spencer, and Joyce Matics of Luray, Va.; four sons, Jimmy Koon and Michael Koon, both of Spencer, and Anthony Koon and Brian Koon, both of Stanley, Va.; two step-sons, Kevin Williams of Virginia and Jamie Williams of Hampton, Va.; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Katie Waggoner of New Franklin, Ohio; and one brother, Charlie Coon of Norton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Koon.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Frank Vannoy officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Hur.

 

GROVER CLEVELAND ‘Andy’ ANDERSON

Grover Cleveland “Andy” Anderson, 67, of Spencer, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, the son of Jaunita Anderson of Reedy and the late Paul O. Anderson.

 He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with 20 years of service. He had worked as chief deputy for Roane County Sheriff’s Dept. and retired as captain for Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. He was serving in the Spencer Police Dept. He had 27 years of service in law enforcement. He was an active member of Marine Corps League and Roane County Gun Club. He was a certified range instructor for NRA and attended Spencer Baptist Temple and Faith Baptist Church, Spencer.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Sally Anderson; his children, Sandra Johnson, Stephen Anderson and Fred Hammack, all of Spencer, and Richard Griffin of Calhoun County; one adopted son, Justin Griffin Anderson, at home; one sister, Jessie P. Justice of Spencer; four brothers, Kenneth Anderson of Spencer, Ray Anderson and David Anderson, both of Ripley, and Michael Anderson of Reedy; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. “Mike” King officiating. Burial with military graveside rites by U.S. Marine Corps was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

 

JEANNE SUTTLE

Jeanne W. Suttle, 87, of New Port Richey, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at home.

She was born in Minnora and was a public school teacher for 43 years, including Little White Oak and Stinson schools in Calhoun County, and in Parkersburg and Florida. She was an active member of Florida Retired Educators Association, West Pasco, and past member of United School Employees, Pasco. She was a member of Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, David of New Port Richey; one sister, Azelle Arnold of Weekiwachee, Fla.; one brother, Paul Witte of St. Albans; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be held at Minnora U.M. Church on Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

 

SHIRLEY JUNE JORDAN

Shirley June Jordan, 62, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Thomas Denver and Gladys Godfrey Hopkins.

 She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Harry L. Jordan; three sons, Duane Jordan of Torch, Ohio, Keith Jordan of Williamstown and Roderick Jordan of Belpre; one daughter, Deborah Schmitt of Beverly, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; four sisters, Vonda Todd of Columbus, Ohio, Barbara Stewart and Katherine Masters, both of Belpre, and Joann Welch of Cutler, Ohio; one brother, Thomas Hopkins of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre. Burial was in Ladd Cemetery, Little Hocking, Ohio.

 

GARY RAY TAYLOR JONES

Gary Ray Taylor Jones, 67, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at OSU James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Madaline Goodnight Taylor and grandson of the late Dora Mathess Goodnight, who raised him.

He was a 1957 graduate of Harrisville High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He worked at American Viscose and retired from G.E. Plastics with 32 years of service. He was a member of Kanawha United Methodist Church for 32 years and attended Red Hill and Murphytown U.M. churches, where his wife serves as pastor.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Rev. Sue Jones; two daughters, Teresa Wade and Carrie Pennybacker, both of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Douglas Taylor and Rodney Taylor, both of Big Bend, Harry Taylor of Grantsville and Dexter Taylor of Big Springs; and three sisters, Shelia Sims of Big Bend, Martha Newell of Grantsville and Kathy Richards of Big Springs.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie and Perry Taylor, and step-father, Virgil Taylor.

Services were held at Kanawha U.M. Church, with Rev. Scott Sears and Rev. Jamie Sprague officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

 

LAKIE WILSON

Lakie M. Wilson, 87, of Glenville, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late Tom and Babe McCumbers McCune.

She was a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, Dave Wilson; one daughter, Jackie Jacob of North Carolina; one step-son, Bradford Lee Wilson of Freemont, Ohio; and two sisters, Maxine Stump and Stella Nichols of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Raymond McCune, and two sisters, Jessie Helmick and Roxie Tinney.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Mt. Run Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation will be Friday, 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

WILLIAM THURMAN (Lefty Bill) MILLER

William Thurman (Lefty Bill) Miller, 86, of Spencer, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Thurman and Sarah Kerby Miller.

He served in the U.S. Army from July 1942 until honorably discharged in December 1945 with several service awards, medals and bronze stars. He retired from Denbigh-Garrett, Inc.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Frances L. Morehead Miller; two daughter, Linda Miller of Spencer and Joyce Rhodes of Millwood; one brother, Robert Miller of Franklin, Tenn.; five grandsons; one granddaughter; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Cassady and Kathleen Martin; one brother, Edward Miller; two half-brothers, Lester and Oren Parks; two half-sisters, Ora Eismon and Madaline Parks; and one grandson, Brian K. Batten.

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

 

RACHEL MARIE WOLFE

Rachel Marie Wolfe, 81, of Palestine, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at her home.

She was born at Shock, the daughter of the late Earl B. and Pina Lee Miller.

She was a former school teacher with 30 years of service.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Eppler of Palestine; six brothers, Ancel Miller of Garrettsville, Ohio, Rex Miller of Orrville, Ohio, Hugh Jack Miller, Davey L. Miller and John Miller, all of Shock, and Joe Miller of Stumptown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks Wolfe.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating, and burial in Miller Cemetery, Shock.

 

HAYMOND ‘Buck’ TANNER

Haymond H. “Buck” Tanner, 75, of Massillon, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at Country Lawn Nursing Home, Navarre, Ohio.

He was born at Otto, the son of the late Charlie and Eva Wilson Tanner.

He was retired from Republic Steel Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Sampson Tanner; two daughters, Rosalie Abbott of Apple Creek, Ohio, and Deloris Curtiss of Massillon; two sons, Haymond Tanner, Jr., of Dalton, Ohio, and Donzil Tanner of Massillon; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

RICHARD LEE ‘Dick’ COLLINS

Richard Lee “Dick” Collins, 59, of Washington, Wood County, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Robert Lee and Jettie Belle Collins.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from G.E. Plastics..

Surviving are one son, Dave Collins of Parkersburg; one daughter, Carrie Rubart of Walker; one sister, Jenny Joseph of Belpre, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his companion of over 20 years, Shelley Solana, and one son, Clay Collins.

Services were not announced.

 

EVELYN SMITH

Evelyn M. Smith, 83, of Hurricane, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington.

She was raised in the Grantsville area as a child and had many family and friends there. She retired from Dow Jones Wall Street Journal.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie Gordon of Proctorville, Ohio, and Laurie Gandee of Hurricane; one son, Raymond Whip-key of Kentucky; one sister, Audrie Nadine Smith of Grantsville; one brother, Homer Smith, Jr., of Cleveland, Tenn.; seven grand-children; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A tribute to her life was held at Pleasant Hill U.M. Church, with Pastor Richard Metheney officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

DONALD RAY WELCH

Donald Ray Welch, 70, of Macon, Ga., died Sunday, May 13, 2007.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Robert Welch and Rhoda B. Richards Welch Jones.

He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and worked for Cherokee Brick and Tile Co.

Surviving are his wife, Lulu Frances Welch; one son, William “Billy” Welch; one step-daughter, Brenda Jackson; two half-brothers, Russell E. Jones of Big Springs and Richard Welch of Lancaster, Ohio; four half-sisters, Shirley Ann Taylor and Betty Jane Jenkins, both of Big Bend, Wanda Dye of Midland, N.C., and Sara Welch of Hebron, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Foster “Bill” Welch; one sister, Lois Carol Welch Richey; one half-brother, Darl Glenn Jones; step-father, Harley C. Jones; and one step-grandson, Derrick Jackson.

Services were held at Chapel Glen Haven Memorial Garden, Macon.

 

OMA TRUMAN

Oma Truman, 92, of Left Hand, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Neal and Darie Keith DeWeese.

She was retired from Roane County board of education as a cook at Gravel Hill Elementary and Geary Elementary. She was a member of Henry’s Fork Baptist Church, Tariff.

Surviving are four daughters, Nellie Butler of Madison, Ohio, Gladys Carper of Tariff, Oeta Miller of Spencer and Delores Siers of Mineral Wells; three sons, Alvis “Sonny” Truman of Spencer and Harry S. Truman and James A. Truman, both of Left Hand; one sister, Myrtle Jarvis of Akron, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Truman, in 1988; three brothers; two sisters; and one grandchild.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Clover.

 

ZELLA HALL VAUGHAN

Zella Hall Vaughan, 88, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Sunday,  Sept., 2, 2007.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Perry L. Hall and Josephine Goff Hall.

She attended Coastal Baptist Church, Jacksonville, and was a member of First Baptist Church, South Charleston, and Grace United Methodist Church, Merritt Island, Fla., for more than 40 years.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Terry Doyle Vaughan; one son, Edwin Vaughan of Woodside, Calif.; one sister, Zelah Conley of Gaithersburg, Md.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters, Raleigh, Rex, Lawrence, Sam, Laco, Opal, Eathel, Audrey and Maggie; one daughter, Barbara Barna; and one grandson, Scott Barna.

Service celebrating her life will be held at Albert’s Chapel Methodist Church, Sand Ridge, on Saturday, 11 a.m., with Rev. Larry Vaughan officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m., at the church. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of local arrangements.

JOSHUA LEE ROBERTS

Joshua Lee Roberts, 22, of Millstone, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007.

He was born in Roane County, the son of Kevin and LaChelle Roberts of Millstone and grandson of Robert Garrett of Millstone and the late Linda Garrett and Sue Roberts of Millstone and the late Gary Roberts.

He was employed by Key Energy, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Brooke Meredith of Dearin, Ga., and two brothers, Coty and Cory Roberts of Millstone.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Shelly Mace officiating. Burial was in Roberts Family Cemetery, Millstone.

 

CHARLES KERBY

Charles L. Kerby, 65, of Bellevue, Neb., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007.

He was past president of NTA and was selected to Nebraska Trip Shooting Hall of Fame.

Surviving are his wife, Marcia; one son, Ken of Bellevue; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel, Bellevue. Burial was private.

 

ROBERT EUGENE HUSK

Robert Eugene Husk, 65, of Akron, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at Hospice Care Center, Akron.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Geneva Husk of Grantsville and the late Albert Husk.

He worked at Gooodyear Aerospace from May 1968 until retiring in July 2002.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three sons, Robert D. Husk and Larry L. Husk, both of Sedalia, Mo., and Jack L. Husk of Akron; one sister, Wilma of Grantsville; two brothers, Howard and Ray of Ohio; his former wife, Charlotte Reusch of Sedalia; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Husk.

Services were not announced.

 

DAVID GLENDON (Buck) MARKS, SR.

David Glendon (Buck) Marks, Sr., 63, of Millstone, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Mabel Poling Marks of Grantsville and the late Walter C. Marks.

He was a former truck driver and mechanic and member of Arnoldsburg Volunteer Fire Dept.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Deborah Louise Miller Marks; one son, David Glendon Marks, Jr., and wife Tina Louise of Mt. Zion; four daughters, Patricia Louise Hall and husband Ricky Lee, Sr., of Arnoldsburg, Paula Denise King and husband Paul Glen of Millstone, Teresa Sue Marks of Salem and Brenda Hicks of Belpre, Ohio; two brothers, John Ray Marks of Medina, Ohio, and Billy Joe Marks of Grantsville; four sisters, Barbara Bush and Connie McCartney, both of Grantsville, Mae Lemon of LeCanto, Fla., and Erma Sinns of Cleveland, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren, Sabrina, Brittany and Trenton King, Michelle, Ricky and Stephanie Hall, David, Brandon and Jacob Marks, Stephanie Stout and Rebecca Hicks.

He was preceded in death by twin sons, Larry and Jerry Marks; paternal grandparents, Fred and Mina Rush Marks; and maternal grandparents, Dave and Orpha Schoolcraft Poling.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ben Kerby and Rev. Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial will be in Poling-Marks Cemetery, Millstone. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

FREDERICK L. ‘Fred’ SHOCK

Frederick L. “Fred” Shock, 84, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Clinton and Viola Fowler Shock.

His family moved back to Mt. Zion when he was five. After high school, he worked in the oil and gas drilling industry. He was a veteran of World War II and served on the Island of Saipan for more than two years, operating on B-29 bombers. He was a small business owner and a farmer, and had a feed store, poultry operations and Mt. Zion Construction, and was a rural mail carrier for over 30 years. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church for over 50 years, where he was chairman of the deacon board and taught Sunday School. He was instrumental in securing the first rural public water system in West Virginia.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Jean Wright Shock; one son, Mark Shock and wife Linda; and three granddaughters, Lisa Weaver, Jennifer Shock and Barbara Shock.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy and Elder Richard Westfall officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

TRESSA WRIGHT FRANCIS

Tressa Wright Francis, 87, of Five Forks, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007.

She was the daughter of the late John Wright and Mary Jane Bush Wright.

Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Corbin of Little Hocking, Ohio, Norma Layfield of Vienna and Linda Smith of Mineral Wells; three sons, Larry Francis of Parkersburg, Rev. Harold Francis of Elizabeth and Brad Francis of Green River, Wyo.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grand-children; one brother, Harlow Wright; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Hall V. Francis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

JAMES FRANCIS MURRAY

James Francis “Jim” Murray, 96, of St. Cloud, Fla., died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at his home.

He was the son of the late James A. and Marie Murray.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had worked in the merchant marines and as a real estate broker in Maryland. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

Surviving are one son, Russell; two granddaughters, Karen Shreve of Grantsville and Lynne Gowan; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Cecil; two sisters, Rita Lee and Marguerite Rasheff; and several friends in Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, and one sister, Eileen.

Services were held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Burial will be held Friday in Florida National Cemetery. Memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m., at Shrine of the Little Flower Church, 3500 Belair Road, Baltimore, Md.

 

EVA MAE COLLINS KNOTTS

Eva Mae Collins Knotts of Springfield, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, in a Springfield hospital.

She was born at Index, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Harley and Ruth Stump Collins.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, William Brent Knotts; four grand-children; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Zella Collins Leitch of Hinckley, Ohio; and numerous extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell “Dubb” Knotts; one daughter, Alberta Gilmore; one granddaughter; one brother, Elbert “Buck” Collins; and four sisters, Hazel Knotts, Atha Sayre, Ethel Brown and Olive Sanger.

In compliance with her wishes, her remains were donated to Ohio State University School of Medicine. There were no services.

  

HOBERT KESLEY MARKS

Hobert Kesley Marks, 72, of Duck, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Charles Edward and Virgie Byard Marks.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, mechanic and former construction worker.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Jean Jarvis Marks; one son, Edward of Doylestown, Ohio; one daughter, Carol Ann Wetzel of Lake Milton, Ohio; three brothers, Wesley Marks of Elmira, Richard Marks of Servia and Ronnie Marks of North Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Ermal Vaughan of Chloe and Christine Wriston of Duck; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Elmira Baptist Church, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial will be in Elmira Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

SHIRLEY JUNE RICHARDS ASH

    Shirley June Richards Ash, 64, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at her residence.

    She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Shirley and Arizona Richards Layfield.

 She was a licensed practical nurse, having worked at various hospitals and nursing homes. She was a member of Pine Twist Baptist Church, Elizabeth.

    Surviving are her former husband, Dean Ash of Parkersburg; one son, Gary Dean Ash, Jr.; one grandson; four brothers, Terry Layfield, Jim Layfield, Jack Layfield and Keith Layfield, all of Cairo; one sister, Carol Stout of Petroleum; and several nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Layfield, and two sisters, Gloria Jean Richards and Ellen Sue Layfield.

    Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial was in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Cairo.

CHARLES NEAL, SR.

    Charles Neal, Sr., 73, of Nicut, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

    He was born in Maryland, the son of the late Nimrod and Roseletta Unglesbee Neal.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a plant manager in the chemical industry in Baltimore.

    Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Jane Neal; three daughters, Virginia Neal of Nicut, Peggy Goodrow of Grafton and Linda Coursey of Baltimore; three sons, Charles Neal, Jr., Anthony (Tony) Neal and Robert Neal, all of Baltimore; one brother, William (Rody) Neal of Nicut; three sisters, Patsy Kowalevicz, Dolly Keese and Toots Scott, all of Baltimore; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Citro, and one grandson, Robert (Robbie) Neal.

    Memorial service was held at the family residence at Nicut.

GLADYSS VIRGINIA PARKER

    Gladyss Virginia Parker, 78, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, August 11, 2007, at her residence.

    She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Glen Smith and Mary Pearl Selmon Richards.

She was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church and founder and co-owner of Parker Electric and Sign Service.

    Surviving are two sons, Mark Parker of Williamstown and Jerrold Parker of Lakeland, Fla.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Sue Wayne of Steubenville, Ohio.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Franklin Parker, and one brother, Delmas Smith.

    Memorial service will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Jerry Harman and Roger Wayne officiating.

WILFORD WARD SWART

    Wilford Ward Swart, 81, of Creston, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at his residence.

    He was born in Vinton County, Ohio, the son of the late Edward and Gladys Phillips Swart.

He retired in 1978 as a pipe-fitter with Babcock and Wilcox after 30 years of service. He attended God’s House of Worship, Elizabeth.

    Surviving are his wife, Virginia M. Greathouse Swart; five sons, Rodney G. Swart, Louis Lockhart, Greg Lockhart, Marshall Lockhart and Mark Lockhart; six daughters, Judy Combs, Kathy Flohr, Waneta Lockhart, Geneva Metz, Dinah Jewell and Teresa Lockhart; one sister, Leola Markin of Athens, Ohio; 27 grand-children; and 30 great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Delver “Dobe” and Orville “Babe”; one sister, Reba Stanley; and one grand-daughter.

    Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor Raymond Gum officiating, and burial in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 9 a.m. until time of service.

VONDA PRESTON

    Vonda J. Preston, 64, of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Lakewest Hospital, Willoughby, Ohio.

    She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Clarkie Givens.

She was a homemaker and taught Sunday School at Headlands Baptist Church.

    Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Charles; one daughter, Kandy Zarack of Mentor; one son, Charles B. Preston of Eastlake, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one sister, Wanda Horn of Leading Creek.

    She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Givens and Hayden Givens.

    Services were held at Brunner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Mentor. Burial was in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chester Township.

ETHEL WEBB

    Ethel Webb, 89, of Spencer, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Memorial Division.

    She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Ocie Parsons Wallbrown.

She formerly worked at Spencer-Roane Hotel, was a homemaker, and a Methodist.

    Surviving are her daughter-in-law, who was her caretaker, Sandy Webb of Spencer; two sons, Jerry David Webb of Carey, N.C., and Richard Marshall Webb of Manassas, Va.; five grand-children; and nine great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil C. Webb; one son, Joe Allen Webb; five sisters, Mary Elizabeth Marks, Viola Norman, Virgie Black, Myrtle White and Millie May; one half-sister, Myrlene Boyce; and four brothers, Joseph Clay, Elza Herbert, George Edward and Henry John Wallbrown.

    Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Mike King officiating. Burial will be in Eventide Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Per her request, she will be cremated. Donations may be made to First Baptist Church Elevator Fund, 338 Main St., Spencer, WV 25276.

 

CLYDE BARNES

Clyde B. Barnes of Vienna died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Edgar and Elma Barr Barnes.

He was a graduate of West Virginia Tech and a U.S. Army veteran with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. He retired from Wood County Schools, where he had been a teacher for 36 years.

Surviving are one son, Larry Barnes; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ralph Barnes of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lillian Mae Hayhurst Barnes; one sister, Geraldine Barnes; and two brothers, Thorl Barnes and William Barnes.

As requested by the deceased, there will be no visitation or services.

 

JERRY KAY SHRADER

Jerry Kay Shrader, 56, of Creston, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Howard and Faye Anderson Shrader.

Surviving are two sisters, Billie Duskey of Burning Springs and Linda Belt of Elizabeth; three brothers, Ronald Shrader and Donald Shrader, both of Creston, and Gary Anderson of Elizabeth; two nieces; four nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, near Creston.

 

MARY VANHORN

Mary “Charlotte” “Lottie” VanHorn, 95, of Corydon, Ind., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center, Corydon.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Albert Clifton and Rosa Jane Kelley Kimble.

She was a member of Lynn Street Church of Christ, Parkersburg, and worked most of her life as a florist.

Surviving are two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Lona McMillin Parker Pope of Austin, Tex.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Richard Dickey and Troy VanHorn; one son, Hershle Dickey; one grandson, Daniel Dickey; and one sister, Lora Loretta Vaughan.

No services were held. The family chose cremation.  

KAREN SUE PETTRY

Karen Sue Pettry, 45, of Sandyville, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of Lily Gay Anna Courtney Enoch and the late Lloyd D. Enoch.

She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her partner of 17 years, Keith Nutter of Sandyville; two sons, Jason Pettry and Jeremy Pettry, both of Palestine; one daughter, Crystal Williams of Elizabeth; six sisters, Louise Ledsome of Point Pleasant, Doris Ferrell of Grantsville, Charlene Davis of Sandyville and Betty Green, Lenore Barr and Janice Carmony, all of Elizabeth; one brother, Lloyd “Junior” Enoch of Elizabeth; two half-brothers, George Enoch and Clifford Enoch; two half-sisters, Eve Jean Hall and Vergena Bailey; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor Dean Ash officiating, and burial at the convenience of the family.

 

GEORGIA ESTELLE WHITED

Georgia Estelle Whited, 88, of Coolville, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born in Henderson, Mason County, the daughter of the late Wilber Carris Lee and Elma Ruth Huffman Lee.

She retired from U.S. Postal Service with 29 years of service at Palestine.

Surviving are three sons, William C. of Parkersburg, Richard L. of Grantsville and Phillip P. of Rockport; three daughters, Kathryn Ashley of Glenville, Nancy Katrina of Hampton, Va., and Mary Ann Copen of Elizabeth; one brother, Albert Don Lee of Parkersburg; several grandchildren, including Rex Whited of Coolville, whom she resided with; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Delbert Whited, on Aug. 6, 1989; one granddaughter, Deidra D. Whited (whom she raised); one infant son; two brothers, Frank Lee and Doyle Lee; and one sister, Rita Ruth Tuck.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Two Runs Cemetery.

 

DELMA STARCHER

Delma S. Starcher, 87, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Rezin White and Oma Gay Arthur Stutler.

 She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, William Starcher and wife Patty of Grantsville and Glover Starcher, Jr., and wife Joyce and Bernard Starcher and wife Kathy, all of Elizabeth; four daughters, Patricia Criss of St. Marys, Carolyn McNabb of Lowell, Ohio, Wanda Miller and husband John of Millstone and Genita Starcher of Elizabeth; 35 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glover Ota Starcher; one son, Doral Gene Starcher; and one daughter, Sharon M. Starcher Sturms.

Services were held at Matheny Pomroy-Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

GENERAL LAMB

General H. Lamb, 73, of Nebo, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ollie Hall. He was a retired timberman.

Surviving are five sons, Roger Lamb of Grantsville, Robert Lamb of Nicut, Keith Lamb of Hallburg, Billy Lamb of Elmira and Joe Lamb of North Carolina; two daughters, Rosemary Duffield of Ovapa and Ann Lamb of Duck; one brother, Russell Hall of Charleston; two sisters, Evelyn Sears and Naomi Metheney, both of Floe; his caregiver and granddaughter, Tracy Cottrell of Nebo; several other grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Lamb.

Graveside services were held at Green Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating.

 

FOREST RECTOR SIERS

Forest Rector Siers, 63, of Belpre, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.

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

He was retired from IVS Hydro and attended Landmark Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Kay Siers; one son, Scott Siers of Indore; two daughters, Judy Taylor of Bickmore and Melanie Nottingham of Lizemores; one step-son, Richard Arpin of Belpre; two step-daughters, Heather Ray of Belpre and April Ahner of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren; six sisters, Mavis Hoover of Parkersburg, Gladys Moss of Olin, N.C., Annalee Walker of Statesville, N.C., Betty Junk of Osteen, Fla., and Penny McCune and Ruth Cottrell, both of Orville; and two brothers, Donald Siers of Statesville and Perry Siers of Ripley.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mae Grimm, and one brother, Kenneth Siers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Landmark Baptist Church, with Pastor Michael Lamb officiating, and burial in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth.

 

EVERETT DOOLITTLE

Everett E. Doolittle, 72, of Big Bend, died Friday, July 27, 2007, at his home.

He was born at Glenville, the son of the late Rufus and Susie Grady Doolittle.

He was a timber man for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Alma M. Doolittle; two sons, Earl Doolittle of Spencer and Jack Doolittle of Big Bend; five daughters, Wilma Tucker of Washington Court, Ohio, Annalee McCumbers, Cricket Metz and Dora Doolittle, all of Big Bend, and Glenna Conley of Elizabeth; one brother, Raymond Doolittle of Garrettsville, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Dave and an infant son, and two brothers, Paul and Rufus Doolittle.

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

 

EDNA ‘LORRAINE’ WADE

Edna “Lorraine” Wade, 65, of Tanner, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Dekalb, Gilmer County, the daughter of Audra Williams Wade of Tanner and the late Herbert B. Wade.

She was a graduate of Tanner High School and an employee of U.S. Postal Service. She was a Baptist and attended Three Poplar Church, Tanner.

Surviving in addition to her mother is one son, Bobby J. Wade of Fairmont; three brothers, Oras Wade of Glenville, Delmas Wade of Pine Creek and Herbert Clyde Wade of Tanner; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Bush.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville. Burial was in Three Poplar Cemetery.

 

BONETTA ‘BONNIE’ TUCKER

Bonetta “Bonnie” Tucker, 82, of Sand Ridge, died Monday, July 30, 2007, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born at Euclid, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Holly Nicholas Schartiger.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Tucker of Smithville, Ohio, and Donald Ray Tucker of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Lola Butler of Orrville, Ohio, and Opal Harris of Grantsville; one brother, Walter Schartiger of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Tucker; one sister, Vera; and one brother, Russell.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Orma United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Orma Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to services.

 

DOLLY JARVIS

Dolly L. Jarvis, 88, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Wallback, the daughter of the late Wyatt and Dorcas Morris Gray.

She worked at the Goodyear Rubber plant, Akron, Ohio, during World War II. She was a homemaker, having lived at Chloe and Grantsville. During the past year, she had been a resident of Aging With Grace and Minnie Hamilton Health System long term care unit. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Wallback, and had attended White Oak Baptist Church, Chloe.

Surviving are two sons, Steve Jarvis and wife Moana of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Roger Jarvis and wife Linda of Grants-ville; four grandchildren, Kelly Jarvis of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lindsay Jarvis of Honolulu, Ha., Amanda Mitchell of Wildwood, N.J., and Emily Snyder of Grantsville; two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Cayden Parsons of Grantsville; and one sister, Merle Summers of Wallback.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Roy Brooks Jarvis; nine brothers, Broaddus, Audra, Dorman, Gerald, Wade, Herby, Burl, Doyle and Shirley; and three sisters, Mabel Moore, Maysel Moore and Claris Shamblin.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial will be in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora. Visitation will be Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

MARY MAXINE DAVIS

Mary Maxine Greathouse Davis, 82, of Elizabeth, died Monday, July 16, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Scott T. and Ova May Grogg Greathouse.

 She was retired from Nashua Photo after 12 years of service and attended Slate Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Emmett Davis of Elizabeth; two daughters, Judy Meadows of Calhoun County and Charlene Fordyce of Elizabeth; two brothers, Frank Greathouse of Barberton, Ohio, and Huey Greathouse of Lowell, Ohio; three sisters, Pauline Messner of Barberton, Ohio, Virginia Swart of Calhoun County and Emma Ruth Arthur of Mineral Wells; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Davis, in 1990, and one son, Charles Paul Davis.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Paul Williams officiating.

 

HARLEY RAY CUMMINGS

Harley Ray Cummings, 96, of Gip, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at his home.

He was born at Gip, the son of the late James L. and Clarissa A. Gifford Cummings.

He was a carpenter, mechanic and timberman, and worked for 17 years on a coal tipple at Widen mines. He was a member of Elmira Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Helen Mollohan of Servia; three sons, Leon Cummings of Bridgeport, Jerry Cummings of Gip and Keith Cummings of Martinsburg; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Clara E. “Katie” Kelly, on Feb. 23, 2004; three sisters, Blanche Cottrill, Julia Wilson and Sadie Cummings; and one brother, Tom Cummings.

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

 

ORIS MEADOWS

Oris D. Meadows, 87, of Creston, died Thursday, July 19, 2007.

He was the son of the late Dwight and Etta Meadows.

He was a World War II veteran, a contracted mail carrier for 38 years, and a member of Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are five children, Roger Meadows and Larry Meadows, both of Norton, Ohio, and Patricia Nida, Peggy Hacker and Maysel Miller, all of Creston; one sister, Olga Ferrell of Big Bend; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Sylvia Meadows, in 1985; his wife of 20 years, Marie Meadows, in 2006; four brothers, Norville Meadows, Alva Meadows, Dwight Meadows, Jr., and Vandal Meadows; one sister, Opal Swihart; and one grandchild, Shane Michael Hacker.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery, Creston.

 

CPL. MARLO GONZALES

Cpl. Marlo Gonzales, 39, of Hurricane, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007.

He was the son of Angelina Whipkey of Boca Raton, Fla., and Russ Westover of Kansas City, Mo.

He was a 1986 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a West Virginia State Trooper for 13 years.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Angel Gonzales; three sons, Adam Gonzales of Huntington and Aaron and Jacob Gonzales of Hurricane; and two brothers, Bobby Lopez of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Joey Whipkey of Arizona.

Services were held at Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Hurricane, with Pastor Gerry White officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

Donations can be made to The Gonzales Children’s Fund, payable to Kay McCallister, c/o Putnam County Bank, P.O. Box 308, Hurricane, WV 25526.

 

BETTY BARR NELSON

Betty Barr Nelson, 80, died in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday, July 18, 2007.

She was born in Barberton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Pratt Barr and Grace Gibson Barr.

She was raised in Arnoldsburg and Akron, Ohio. After graduating from high school at age 16, she worked as a secretary in the Goodyear Tire and Rubber factory, Akron, where her father was employed, and where she met her husband and married on her parents’ anniversary, Nov. 8, 1950. She worked at Shoreline Apartments, Mercer Island, Wash.

Surviving are one daughter, Holly Nelson of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; two sons, William “Barney” Nelson of Beaverton, Ore., and John C. Nelson, Jr., of Rockaway Beach, Ore.; one sister, Gretchen Robertson of San Marcos, Calif.; one brother, Burns Barr of Texarkana, Tex.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack” Nelson, on May 24, 1974, and one daughter, Sharman, on Apr. 6, 1996. She was buried in Gibson Family Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

 

AMIE JANE NORMAN STARCHER

Amie Jane Norman Starcher, 85, of Northfield Village, Ohio, died Monday, July 2, 2007, at her residence.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Charley and Mamie Mae Duncan Norman.

She was a 40-year member of Women of the Moose.

Surviving are two sons, William “Bill” Starcher and Ronzil “Chuck” Starcher; one daughter; Lucille Starcher; four grand-children; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Ray Norman of Cambridge, Ohio; one half-brother, Jerry Scritchfield of Parkersburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William Fotch Starcher, son of Harrison F. and Ivy Mae Mace Starcher, on Dec. 16, 2001; four sisters, Zona Marea Shaffer, Judith Bessie Perkins, Opal Arleta Greathouse and Lida May Carper; three brothers, Gary Leon Norman, Walter Joseph Norman and Alex Lee Murphy; and one half-brother, Terry Norman.

Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg, Ohio.

 

DELMAS ‘Dib’ GOODNIGHT

Delmas G. “Dib” Goodnight, 60, of Brohard, died Monday, July 9, 2007, at his home.

He was born at Sugar Camp, the son of the late Lawrence Hale Goodnight and Dessie Mae Richards Goodnight.

He was a well tender in the oil and gas industry and was employed by the Cain Oil and Gas Co.

Surviving are one brother, Arthur Goodnight of Ravenna, Ohio; two sisters, Mavarine Butler of Bowie, Md., and Delores Dye; one aunt, Blanche Bell of Brohard; 11 nieces; six nephews; 15 great-nieces; 11 great-nephews; five great-great-nieces; and five great-great-nephews.

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

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

 

ALLEN RAY SIMS

Allen Ray Sims, 16, of Thornville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 14, at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens, Ohio.

He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of Kevin Sims and Penny Wallace.

He was a member of Thornville United Methodist Church, active in the youth group, and a student at Sheridan High School and member of Sheridan FFA.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Jacob Wallace; one sister, Shelby Sims; grandparents, Billy and OnaBelle Sims and Al and Judy Wallace; great-grandmothers, Grace Maze and Mabel Coleman; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., with Pastor Debbie Ketcham and Pastor Geri Lampton officiating, at Thornville U.M. Church. Burial will be in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, Thornville, and Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses.

 

MILDRED FLUHARTY

Mildred J. Fluharty, 73, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Services.

She was the daughter of the late Lemon and Clara Richards.

She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, James Delmas Fluharty; one son, Brian Fluharty and wife Teresa; one daughter, Shelvia Jones and husband James; one granddaughter, Erica Jones; and four sisters, Grace Wagoner, Lily Bush, Genavie Richards and Edna Radcliff.

She was preceded in death by one son, James Kevin Fluharty; five brothers, Dale, Marshall, Holly, Erashel and Gerald; and one sister, Helen.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery, Big Springs.

 

OPAL KNOTTS WEEKLEY

Opal Knotts Cottrell Weekley, 90, of Orma, died Monday, July 2, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Chloe, the daughter of the late Charles and Ettie Duffield Knotts.

She was a homemaker and a school teacher in Calhoun and Braxton counties.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Sharon Weekley Hill of Lineboro, Md.; four step-sons, Paul Weekley of Knoxville, Tenn., Lowell Weekley of Orma, Bill Weekley of Wooster, Ohio, and Carroll Weekley of Parkersburg; two daughters, Geneva Lucas of Kingman, Ariz., and Barbara Travis of Parkersburg; one son, Larry Cottrell of Orma; three sisters, Marie Knotts Arnold of Coolville, Ohio, Jean Knotts Carte of Charleston and Juanita Knotts Siers of Fayetteville; 40 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Weekley; two step-sons, Robert and Loy Weekley; one step-daughter, Glenna Weekley Pilgrim; two sisters, Sadie Knotts Arnold and Reva Knotts Gibson; and six brothers, Lee, Scott, Cecil, Bernard, Tommy and Charles Knotts.

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

 

ANN LOUISE STALNAKER

Ann Louise Stalnaker, 83, of Glenville, died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at her residence.

She was born at Cabot Station, the daughter of the late Raymond L. (Jim) and Beulah Burch Carpenter.

She was a 1942 graduate of Normantown High School. During World War II, she worked for Firestone Rubber and Tire Co., Akron, Ohio, as a riveter in the defense plant making airplanes. She was a 1966 graduate of Glenville State College and worked for W.Va. Dept. of Welfare as a social worker in Gilmer and Calhoun counties. She was a member of Kanawha Drive Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jack V. Stalnaker, whom she married Nov. 6, 1948; one daughter, Sue Ann Charles of Buffalo, N.Y.; one son, David Stalnaker of Glenville; three grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Harris of Spencer, June Westfall of Akron, Ohio, and Mary Lou Powell of Wadsworth, Ohio; one brother, Doug Carpenter of Smith Mountain Lake, Va., and her caregiver, Ramona King of Glenville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gary.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

 

DORA NEWELL

Dora Lee Newell, 72, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Athalia, Ohio, the daughter of the late Jimmie and Lillie Lewis Jones.

Surviving are two daughters, Yvonne Poorman of Glenville and Dora Kay Riggs of Big Springs; four grandchildren, Angela Bell, Leila Hardway, Samantha McWilliams and Michael Riggs; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Amy Miles of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Elizabeth Cyfers of Riverside, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Newell; one son, Larry Newell; one sister, Delores Monroe; one grandson, Jeffrey Riggs; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Brooksville Baptist Church, with Pastor C.W. McDonald and Matt Morrison officiating. Burial was in Newell Family Cemetery, Big Root.

 

HAROLD RICHARDS

Harold Richards, 79, of Grantsville, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He grew up in Calhoun County, the son of the late Russell and Blanche Richards. He worked for several years in the Warren, Ohio, area, and was active in Grantsville and Elizabeth senior citizens.

Surviving are one sister, Juanita Stiffler of Canton, Ohio; two nieces; and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Richards, and two sisters, Geraldine Springston and Violet Douglas.

Graveside services were held at Maze Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

REV. DENVER PARSONS

Rev. Denver Parsons, 69, of East Canton, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007.

He was the son of the late Seldon and Lydia Parsons.

He was a Baptist minister for 37 years and retired from Laborers Local #1015. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Smith; three daughters, Brenda Anderson, Vickie Braley and Jennifer Parker; two sons, Gary Parsons and Tim Parsons; four step-children; 13 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma S. Parsons, and one daughter, Rebecca Ann Parsons.

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

 

RICHARD LEE CADLE

Richard Lee Cadle, 73, of Nebo, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Eddie and Alma Coen Cadle.

He was a carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Anna M. Argabrite Cadle; two daugh-ters, Debbie Metheney of Nebo and Teresa Taylor of Chloe; two sons, Rocky Cadle of Chloe and Richard Lynn Cadle of Nebo; three brothers, Harold Cadle of Chloe, Ray Cadle of Loren, Ohio, and Blain West of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Inez Westfall of Ivydale; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside rites were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating.

 

LEE McKOWN, JR.

Lee J. McKown, Jr., 83, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Beech, the son of the late Lee J. and Vada Hall McKown.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a timberman, pipeliner and W.Va. Dept. of Highways worker.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Marie Hall McKown; seven daughters, Frances Greathouse, Donna Butler and husband Clarence, all of Arnoldsburg, Patty Dickey and husband George of Nicut, Joyce Newell and husband Paul of Orma, Sherry Dalo and husband Dave of Canton, Ohio, Judy Schartiger and husband Rodney of Shock and Sandra Butler and husband Paul of Minnora; five sons, James and wife Karen, Eddie and wife Debbie, Johnny, Jerry and wife Barbara and Mike and wife Diana, all of Arnolds-burg; five sisters, Iva Hoskins, Sue Romine, Bonnie Hoffman, Phyllis Spurlock and Barbara Miller; two brothers, Bill and Gene; 25 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Eugene and Danny; two brothers, Oval “Gene” and Brice; two grandsons; and two step-grandchildren.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Road Run Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg, with military graveside rites by local veterans.

 

SYLVIA ROBERTS

Sylvia Roberts, 84, of Worthington Manor, died Sunday, July 1, 2007.

She was the daughter of the late Elzie and Virginia Tingler.

She attended Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Forest Roberts; two sons, Bob and wife Charlotte of Parkersburg and Forest, Jr., and wife Joyce of Grantsville; four granddaughters, Theresa Dorsey, Deborah Lockhart, Kimberly Cheesbrew and Kristy Boles; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Forest Tingler of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Goldie Chappell, and three brothers, Leonard, Paul and Harold Tingler.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

VIRGINIA KATHERYN HATHAWAY

Virginia Katheryn Davis Hathaway, 82, of Spencer, died Friday, June 15, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jesse and Lula Smith Davis. She was a seamstress with Spencer Manufacturing Co. and a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Spencer, and Speed United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Newlon of Greensburg, Pa.; one son, Jerry Hathaway of Williamstown; one sister, Violet Harbert of Ontario, Canada; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and friend and caregiver, Donna Lucas of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Edward Gale Hathaway, and two brothers, Harold and Earl Davis.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Mike King officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

 

AUDRA BOURNE

Audra Bourne, 95, of Looneyville, died Friday, June 15, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Rosedale, the daughter of the late George and Lydia Vanburen. She was a member of Katy Baptist Church, near Fairmont, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Starcher of Looneyville and Patric Collins of Grafton; one half-brother, David Vanburen of Rosedale; one half-sister, Fannie Alkire of Butler, Pa.; five grand-children; seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Erman Bourne; one son, Roland Bourne; two brothers; and five sisters.

Services were held at Katy Baptist Church, with Elder Scott Richardson officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Fairmont.

 

HUNTER HUFFMAN

Hunter Huffman, 96, of Mt. Hope, formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Hilltop Center Nursing Home, Oak Hill.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Art and Lacy Wilson Huffman. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church, where he taught the Adult Sunday School class for over 30 years. He retired from Southeastern Gas Co. in 1973.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Knight Huffman; three sons, Bob Huffman of Wooster, Ohio, Ronnie Huffman of East Liver-pool, Ohio, and Roger Huffman of Waverly; one daughter, Sandra Reedy of Mt. Hope; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jessie Kight of Dunbar.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Hale; one sister, Edith (Edo) of Grantsville; and one grandson, Eric Reedy.

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

 

CHAD MICHAEL ROBERTS

Chad Michael Roberts, 33, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, June 16, 2007.

He was born in Wood County, the son of Cathy Roberts of Parkersburg and Eursel “Sam” Roberts of Nobe.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Doug Roberts of Nobe; aunts and uncles, Dale McCrady of Parkersburg, Theda and Gerald Deuley, Nancy and Bob Yoak, Charles and Barbara Roberts and Lorous Roberts, all of Nobe, Linda and Russell “Mickey” Bunner, Shelby Taylor and Margery Bunner, all of Parkersburg, Bill Owens, John and Bert Roberts and Loren Roberts, all of Ohio; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Denver and Margaret McCrady and Jesse and Violet Roberts; and one aunt, Judy Owens.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Rick Brown and Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

 

ETHEL MAE GRIFFIN

Ethel Mae Griffin, 79, of Big Bend, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Ina Richards. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are five sons, James Griffin of Parkersburg, George Griffin and Roland Griffin, both of Grantsville, Roger Griffin of Big Bend and Peter Griffin of Perthamboy, N.J.; three daughters, Dorothy Griffin of Perthamboy, Katherine Bargas of Sayreville, N.J., and Shirley Richards of Grantsville; and 21 grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

LAYMON JUNIOR GODFREY

Laymon Junior Godfrey, 82, of Bramblewood Village, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Braxton Health Care Center, Flatwoods.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Laymon and Mary Smith Godfrey. He was a carpenter and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Rhineland and Central Europe. He earned the EAME Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal, was a sharpshooter and a cannoneer, and received the Army Occupation Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

Surviving is one brother, Donald Godfrey of Grantsville.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery and military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

ROBERT MICHAEL ‘Mike’ ELLIOTT

Robert Michael “Mike” Elliott, 57, of Suffolk, Va., died Tuesday, June 5, 2007.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Guinevere Robinson Elliott and Robert Wayne “Tuck” Elliott. He was a distribution supervisor at QVC.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Tammie Rue Elliott of Suffolk; one daughter, Sara Kathleen Elliott of Thomasville, N.C.; one son, Paul Michael Elliott of Harrisville; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Bobi Wilson of Parkersburg and Nancy Waggonner of Wilmington, N.C.

Memorial service was held at Parr Funeral Home, Suffolk.

 

DELORIS JEAN JONES

Deloris Jean Jones, 53, of Walker, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ford and Ruby Goodnight.

Surviving are four daughters, Janet Jones and Jade Butler, both of Walker, Connie Sutton of Williamstown and Stacie Willis of Waverly; five sisters, Sandra Arthur of Parkersburg, Helen Belt of Vienna, Patricia Metz of Kentucky, Diana Stevens of Elizabeth and Phyllis Mahan of Florida; five brothers, Gary Freed of Bro-hard, Roy Goodnight and Robert Goodnight, both of Parkersburg, Gerald Goodnight of Lubeck and Denzil Goodnight of Mineral Wells; seven grandchildren; and companion, Randy Elder.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Shirley Ray Goodnight.

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

 

JERRY D. ‘Squeek’ ROBINSON

Jerry D. “Squeek” Robinson, 66, of Tanner, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Tanner, the son of the late Opal Robinson Bee, and was raised by his grandparents, the late Harry and Mary Anna Deem Robinson. He worked in the oil and gas business. He had owned Jerry’s Auto Parts, Glenville, and Robinson and Son Drilling Co., and had been a drilling and production supervisor for Royal Oil and Gas, Waco Oil & Gas and Ashland Oil & Gas, and retired from Key Oil & Gas. He was a member of Gilmer County Masonic Lodge and was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Marie Frashure Robinson, whom he married June 28, 1958; three daughters, Debra Lynn Adams of Troy, Kimberly Ann McCormick of Parkersburg and Beverly Kay Butcher of Jane Lew; one son, Jerry Dean Robinson II of Jane Lew; five grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Pritt of Canton, Ohio, and Sandra Stalnaker of Glenville; and one brother, Terry Bee of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Hardman, and one sister, Judith Cain.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial was in Rock Grove Cemetery, Linn

 

THOMAS EVAN BONNETT

Thomas Evan Bonnett, 34, of Glenville, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was the son of Sue Bonnett Cottrill and the late Bob Bonnett.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one brother, Jeffrey Bonnett, and grandmothers, Mary Shaver and Madeline Bonnett.

He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Ralph Shaver and Howard Bonnett.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Fisher officiating. Burial was in Troy IOOF Cemetery.

 

ROBERT E. ‘Bob’ FREED

Robert E. “Bob” Freed, 60, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arzie and June Wilson Freed. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from DuPont after over 30 years. He was a member of Porterfield Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Judy J. Freed; one daughter, Angela Martin of Coolville, Ohio; one son, William Freed of Lexington, Ohio; two step-daughters, Joanna Evans of Lubeck and Stephanie Jacobs of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; three sisters, Vivian E. Dye, Elaine Miller and Donna Poling, all of Grantsville; one brother, Larry Freed of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

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

 

ERNESTINE FERGUSON

Ernestine Ross Ferguson of Mt. Zion died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at North Hills Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Ferguson Ice; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Jack M. Ferguson, on Feb. 17, 2002; one son, John D. Ferguson; and one daughter, Elizabeth Ferguson Salisbury.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial will be in Whipkey-Ferguson Cemetery, Nobe. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Zion U.M. Church, Box 825, Grantsville, WV 26147, or to the Leukemia Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

 

DOROTHY GRIBBLE STUMP

Dorothy A. Gribble Stump, 65, of Walton, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Memorial Division.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late John J. Taylor and Martha Gribble. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Leona Faye Stump and Patricia Saddler, both of Spencer, and Pam Stump of Ritchie County; three sons, Raymond Stump of Spencer, Leon Stump, Jr., of Elkins and Michael Stump of Walton; one half-brother, Leslie Haverty of Spencer; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon F. Stump; one daughter, Franny Stump; and one son, Jeffrey Stump.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Wayne Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

BETTY CHUMBLEY PAINTER

Betty Chumbley Painter, 81, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

Surviving are one son, Earl Kent and wife Beverly of Fin-castle, Va.; one daughter, Cheryl Basnett and husband Roger of Calhoun County; and three grandchildren, Anita, Earl and Nathan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Emmett Painter.

There was no service.

 

MARGINA KENTER CURRIDEN

Margina Kenter Curriden, 83, of Big Springs, died Friday, June 1, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Holland and had worked as a caregiver in a mental health facility.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Elmer Curriden; one son, Kent; and one daughter, Renee.

Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, was in charge of arrangements.

 

MILDRED ‘Mick’ NICHOLSON

Mildred M. “Mick” Nicholson, 79, of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, June 1, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Leatha Lane Mace. She was a beautician in Parkersburg for 43 years and owned and operated Millie’s Beauty Shoppe. She was a member of First Christian Church, Parkersburg, and Ladies Oriental Shrine, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth Nicholson of Belpre; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Junior Mace of Clinton, Ohio, and Darrell Mace of Arnoldsburg; and one sister, Edna Bowers of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bernie Nicholson, whom she married May 16, 1951; two sisters, Maude Smith and Ruth Mace; two infant brothers; one half-sister, Audrey Midcalf; and one half-brother, Eugene Nutter.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Harvey Greathouse officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Belpre.

 

SHARLEAN LEE KING

Sharlean Lee King, 52, of Shock, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clark and Maggie Wood Burrows.

Surviving are four sons, Dwight King, Dewayne King and Daniel King, all of Shock, and David King of Spencer; two brothers, Steve Wood and Sandy Burrows, both of Spencer; three sisters, Colleen Burrows of Shock, Darlene Nicholas of Stumptown and Marlene Webb of Big Bend; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Michael.

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

 

LARRY DEAN DUSKEY

Larry Dean Duskey, 65, of Kensington, Ohio, died at his home on Sunday, May 27, 2007.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late William Clyde Duskey and Cora Margaret Knight Duskey. He was a 1959 graduate of Calhoun County High School. Early in life, he worked with his father in the water well business and had been in the M.P. Reserves, Grantsville. He retired from Republic Steel, Canton, Ohio, as a machinist.

Surviving are one daughter, Angel Dawn Hardman of Minerva, Ohio; one granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Hardman of East Canton, Ohio; one sister, Carol M. Jones of Grantsville; three uncles; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was held at Maple-Cotton Funeral Home, Kensington. Memorial service and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery will be announced later.

 

DAN ANDERSON

Dan C. Anderson, 85, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died (date not announced).

He was born in Millstone, the son of the late William (Bill) Thomas Anderson and Jessie Lynch Anderson. During World War II, he served in the 78th infantry and later transferred to the 104th infantry to be with his brother, Cec. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge. In his early years, he worked with the family in the timber business. After retiring from teaching in Florida, he returned to West Virginia to be in the oil and gas business.

Surviving are one son, Mark E. Anderson of Reynoldsburg; two step-children, Ronald Crowder and Patricia Sherwood, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two granddaughters; four step-grand-children; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne VanHorn Anderson; four brothers, Andy, Cec, Wilson and Henry; and one sister, Phyllis.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Sand Ridge United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mark Poland officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery, with military gravesite rites by American Legion Post #21, Spencer. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, and one hour prior to services at the church.

 

DENVER STARCHER

Denver R. Starcher, 83, of Sistersville, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Genesis Health and Rehabilitation, McConnelsville, Ohio.

He was born at Millstone, the son of the late Allen Brown Starcher and Icie May DeVol. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, former owner of D.R. Starcher and Sons Furniture Store, New Martinsville, and member of First Baptist Church, Sistersville, VFW Post 6327, Sistersville, Middlebourne Lodge 34 AF&AM and Nemesis Shrine Temple.

Surviving are his wife, Gwendolyn L. “Sally” Poole Starcher; two sons, David Starcher and Denver Starcher, both of Sistersville; one daughter, Loretta Ann Hinkle of Akron, Ohio; nine grand-children; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Starcher of Charlotte, N.C.; and two sisters, Nina Boatwright of Norton, Ohio, and Justine Miller of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by one son, Victor C. Starcher, in 2001; six brothers, Melvin, Delbert, Aldine, Victor, Vere and Ray Starcher; and three sisters, Opal Nitz, Beulah Burden and Pauline Starcher.

Services were held at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with Rev. William Williamson officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville.

 

BEULAH YOAK

Beulah Yoak, 93, formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, May 13, 2007, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Barberton, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late Roy and Ona Stalnaker Wease and adoptive daughter of the late John and Essie Gardner-Wysong.

Surviving are two daughters, Maxine Steele of Uhrichsville, Ohio, and Marilyn MacLean of Barberton, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Fannie Bennett, Violet Boice and Jean Thompson, and two sons, Ralph Yoak and Brian Yoak.

Services were held at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

 

HARRY CURRY

Harry R. Curry, 73, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, May 14, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Tanner, the son of the late Charley and Sarah Kelley Curry. He was a retired well tender and former employee of Magnum Oil Co.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Little Curry; two daughters, Darlene Wilkinson of Parkersburg and Peggy Kaszel of Cleveland, Ohio; two sons, Harry W. Curry and Rodney Curry, both of Cleve-land; one sister, Ida Calhoun of Grantsville; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; one grand-daughter; three sisters; three half-sisters; seven brothers; and one half-brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carl Marks and Rev. Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

 

HOLLY WAYNE GREATHOUSE

Holly Wayne Greathouse, 57, of Creston, died Friday, May 18, 2007, as a result of an accident.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Holly R. and Waneda Greathouse of Creston. He was an employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways with 23 years of service.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Vicky Greathouse; one son, Richard Greathouse of Newark; one sister, Mary Newlon of Philippi; one brother, David Greathouse of Newton Falls, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Richard.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Bill Villers and Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah.

 

JOHN MOSS

John W. Moss, 83, of Glenville, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Everett and Jenni Wilfong Moss. He was owner and operator of Blue Ribbon Restaurant, Glenville, worked for Pesco Products, Cleveland, Ohio, and retired from the W.Va. Dept. of Highways as superintendent for Gilmer County. He was an active member of Gilmer County Senior Citizens and was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Lucy Miller Moss of Cedar Grove Personal Care Home, Parkersburg, four daughters, Sandra Sue McKinney of Dansville, N.Y., Sharon Mencer of Glenville, Carol “Pat” Houston of Hundred and Robyn Johnson of Grantsville; four sons, Steve Moss, David “Yogi” Moss, Jeff Moss and John Moss, Jr., all of Glenville; one brother, Bryan Moss of Salem, Ohio; two sisters, Grace Rinehart of Charleston and Ruth Kuhl of Ashland, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelia Conrad; one granddaughter, Christina Stalvey; and one sister, Vivian Furr.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Paula Ansberry officiating. Burial was in Moss Cemetery, Little Bull Run.

 

DAVID STEPHEN CRAWFORD

David Stephen Crawford, 61, of Elkins, died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at his residence.

He was born at Parkersburg, the son of the late Bonnidene and Veon Crawford. Upon graduation from WVU, he began a career at Family Drug Store, Elkins, in 1968. He served as director of pharmacy for Davis Memorial  Hospital  for  18  years  and formed Pharm-C, Inc., in December 1988 to provide professional staff and management to long term care facilities and assisted living facilities. He practiced pharmacy at Health Center Pharmacy until his death. At age 29, he was the youngest president of W.Va. Pharmaceutical Association and served in multiple state, national and international offices for the American Pharmaceutical Association and became chairman of its board in 1987. He assisted young pharmacists by serving as a pharmacy preceptor for WVU School of Pharmacy.

He served as president and longtime member of Elkins Rotary and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Masonic Bodies of Parkersburg, AF&AM, Nemesis Shrine Temple and Scottish Rite No. 1, Wheeling. He served as president and campaign chair of Randolph County United Way. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Elkins. His life was devoted to caring for people, not only through the profession of pharmacy, but he was a mentor for many young men and women in the health care field. He loved his family and loved playing with his grandson.

Surviving are his wife, Kandes McClain Crawford, whom he married in 1965; one daughter, Stephanie Elin Haynes and husband Voras of Elkins; one grandson, Nicholas Crawford Haynes; mother-in-law, Leota B. McClain; one brother, Larry V. Crawford and wife Ann of Lost Creek; one niece, Rachel Wilkinson; one nephew, Larry Crawford II; and several cousins. He was the Godfather of Katherine Cain and Stephen Walker.

He was preceded in death by an uncle and aunt, Foster and Lillie Poling; father-in-law, Irvin S. McClain; and one grand-daughter, Lillie Katherine Haynes.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, Elkins, with Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating and burial in Mountain State Memorial Gardens, near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home, Elkins, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.

 

RUSSELL RAY WEHRLE

Russell Ray Wehrle, 40, of Spokane, Wash., died Monday, May 7, 2007, at his home.

He was a 1984 graduate of Nitro High School. He had formerly been employed as a laborer and a nursing assistant and had recently been ordained as a Wesleyan pastor.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Joyce M. and Harry L. Hawkins of Chloe; father, Richard R. Wehrle of Charleston; two brothers, Richard R. Wehrle of Nashville, Tenn., and Harry L. Hawkins III of Chloe; maternal grandparents, Russell and Freda Naylor of Luling, La.; and paternal grandmother, Lena Wehrle of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Norman J. Wehrle.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Orma United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Josiah “Si” Jarvis Cemetery, Oka. Condolences may be offered online to the family at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

 

DEENA BATTEN

Deena C. Batten, 71, of Marietta, Ohio, died Monday, May 21, 2007, at her residence.

She was born at Millstone, the daughter of the late Loren and Ernestine Starcher Morris. She was a homemaker, member of Mid Lakes Christian Church, Tavares, Fla., and attended Fairview Heights Chapel, Marietta.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, William “Bill” Batten; two daughters, Darla Piersol of Mineral Wells and Tammy Mayhew of Pettyville; two sons, William E. Batten of Walker and Randy Lee Batten of Parkersburg; one brother, Charles Morris of Walton; one sister, Doris Peele of Marietta; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Melvin Conley officiating. Entombment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

MARY JEAN PROPST VANNOY

Mary Jean Propst Vannoy, 81, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 21, 2007, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility, Parkersburg.

She was born at Grantsville, the daughter of the late Wesley and Susie Fowler Propst. She had worked at Stouts Drug Store and Heck’s, Parkersburg, as a cashier. She was a member of Grace Gospel Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Matheny of Washington; one granddaughter, Denise Lynn Dunn of Parkersburg; two special nieces, Joanne Stevens and Mary Wilson; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ardell A. Vannoy, on Dec. 22, 2006, and three brothers, George, John “Tommy” and Millard “Bud” Propst.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Allen and Pastor Bill Angel officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 9 a.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

 

HOYT RANDOLPH UMSTEAD

Hoyt Randolph Umstead, 84, of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, died Sunday, Apr. 1, 2007, at his home.

He was the son of the late Frances and Ivan Herman Umstead.

Surviving are his wife, Josette Passague Umstead, and one brother, John Phillip Umstead of Pahrump, Nev.

Celebration of Life will be held Monday, June 4, 10 a.m., at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, with a brief military salute prior to burial.

 

CARLTON CADELL HATHAWAY

Carlton Cadell Hathaway, 69, died Friday, May 18, 2007.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Eulanee Hathaway and the late Orvin Hathaway. He worked for DuPont Corp., Parkers-burg, for 38 years as welder and mechanic. He served various positions in church, coached youth teams and worked on a farm.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Bonnie; two sons, Kevin and Brian, both U.S. Army officers; one daughter, Kara; eight grandchildren; three brothers, James David, Wesley and Ernest; and one sister, Loretta.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Dr. James Carriker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Nicut, with military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services, at the church.

 

EUNICE CHRISTINE RICHARDS

Eunice Christine Richards, 79, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late David M. and India Sims Rollins. She worked at Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, 1960-1966, and as a seamstress for Economy Industries, Harrisville, for 26 years. She was a past noble grand of Hope Rebekah Lodge No. 30, Harrisville, and a member of VFW Post 5959 Auxiliary, Grantsville.

Surviving are three sons, David A. Richards of Concord, N.C., and Nile Richards and Lonnie R. Richards, both of Harrisville; four daughters, Barbara Jo Wilson of Big Bend, Susie Butcher of Weston, Sheila Mason of Cairo and Lila Grinter of Parkersburg; one foster daughter, Kathy Greathouse of Parkersburg; 26 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Richards, and one half-brother, Harold Rollins.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Ron Blevins officiating. Burial was in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

 

ARTHUR VANHOOSE

Arthur Vanhoose, 47, of Oak Grove, Tenn., died Friday, May 4, 2007, at North East Baptist Hospital, Louisville, Ky.

He was born in Knott County, Ky., the son of the late Alvin Vanhoose and Matrina Baker. He was a horse trainer at Churchill Downs, Louisville.

Surviving are one son, Damion Vanhoose of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Gilford Vanhoose of Grantsville, Keith Ross of Prestonsburg, Ky., and David Amburgy of Ohio; one sister, Peggy Lopez of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; five nephews; and five nieces.

Graveside services were held at Big Springs Cemetery with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating.

 

BOBBY WHIPKEY

Bobby Whipkey, 39, of Greeneville, Tenn., died Sunday, May 13, 2007, at Takoma Regional Hospital, Greeneville.

He was the son of Hester Elizabeth Stump of Mt. Zion and the late Ralph Whipkey. He was an employee of Miller Industry.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Patsy Whip-key; two step-children, Robert Dunbar of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Rachel Dunbar of the home; six grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Whipkey, Jr., of Maryland and Mike Whipkey of Arnoldsburg; four sisters, Micki Hickman of Gilboa, Lynn Morrison of Nobe, Della Nichols of Mt. Zion and Bea Robinson of Tanner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rita Whipkey and Vicki Whipkey, and two nephews, Luke Hickman and Michael Whipkey.

Services will be held Thursday, May 17, 11 a.m., at Whitten-burg United Methodist Church, with Rev. Richie Neese and Rev. Phil Hickman officiating, and burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville.

 

CARLTON SIMMS

C. Carlton Simms, 84, of Waterloo, S.C., died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Mason County, the son of the late Ernest C. and Ethel Wright Simms. He started his golf career as a caddie in West Virginia at the age of nine and became a member of Spring Valley Country Club and later built his own driving range in Huntington. In 1970, he built the first nine holes of Rolling “S” golf course, Waterloo, S.C. In 1974, he and his brother-in-law, Euell Stalnaker of Minnora, completed construction of the full 18 holes. He was a member of National PGA and Waterloo Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Naomi Stalnaker Simms, daughter of the late Clark and Nora Stalnaker of Minnora; one son, John Mark Simms of Waterloo; one sister, Belva Rardin of Waterloo; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Arley “Ray” Simms, and one sister, Inez Donnelly.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 9, 4 p.m., at Rolling “S” golf course.

 

IRA HATHAWAY, JR.

Ira D. Hathaway, Jr., 88, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Apr. 26, 2007, in McConnelsville, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ira (Dock) Hathaway and Bertie Sturm Hathaway. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired employee of Wood County board of education.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Allen Hathaway; two daughters, Pam Hathaway of Parkersburg and Jenny Hathaway of Holland, Mich.; one son, Ron Hathaway of Parkersburg; one brother, Frank Hathaway of Grantsville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery with military graveside rites by Spencer American Legion Post 21.

 

ANNA ELIZABETH VALENTINE

Anna Elizabeth Valentine, 85, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2007, at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born at Leatherbark, the daughter of the late Harrison and Roxie Evans. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are four sons, Cecil Taylor of Stuart, Fla., Leonard Taylor of Walla Walla, Wash., Denver Taylor of Gloucester, Va., and Floyd “Gene” Taylor of San Antonio, Tex.; one sister, Betty Clifton of Wheeling; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey Valentine; one son, Michael G. Taylor; four brothers, Thomas, Denver, Orval and James Evans; and one step-grandchild.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial will be in Ayers Cemetery, Smithville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

 

MURREL BRANNON

Murrel Brannon, 85, of Forest Hill, Md., formerly of Spencer, died Friday, Apr. 27, 2007, at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Price and Stella Ross Jarvis. She formerly worked at Spencer Manufacturing and she and her husband had owned and operated Imperial Motel, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Surviving are one son, Paul of Dillsburg, Pa.; two daughters, Enona Phipps of Fallston, Md., and Karen Rapp of North East, Md.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Willa Mae Brannon; one grandson, Thomas Craver of Fallston; and several brothers and sisters.

Memorial service was held at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, with Rev. John Smith officiating.

 

FENTON ALBERT ‘Pete’ GUNN

Fenton Albert “Pete” Gunn, 77, of Wadsworth, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 12, 2007, at Akron General Medical Center.

He was born in Mt. Zion, the son of the late Carr H. and Rhoda Ann Hamrick Gunn. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Barefoot Sole after 40 years and was a member of Grace And Truth Church, American Legion, Wads-worth Hunting Club and Wadsworth Senior Center.

Surviving are his wife, Ada Lowe Gunn, whom he married on Aug. 16, 1953; one brother, Leon Hosey of Doylestown, Ohio; two sisters, Macel Rutledge of South Haven, Miss., and Bertha Gainer of Big Springs; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were held at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, Seville, Ohio, with Pastor Rick Colelli of Grace And Truth Church and Pastor Wayne LaFollette officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

 

URSLEY ‘Jo’ POWELL

Ursley “Jo” Powell, 85, of Barberton, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007.

She was born in Arnoldsburg and attended Cornerstone Free Methodist Church since 1962.

Surviving are one daughter, Cathy Hyatt; one son, Randy Powell; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie I. Powell.

Services were held at Cornerstone Free Methodist Church, Akron, with Pastor Brenda Young officiating. Burial was in Green-lawn Cemetery.

 

ROBERT DAVID HANNAH

Robert David Hannah, 79, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Clinton and Ina Barnett Hannah. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired as an engineer for Consolidated Natural Gas Co. with 35 years service. He was a former Calhoun County constable and Grantsville councilman. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Sheila Hannah Rivenbark of Bolivia, N.C.; one brother, Argel Hannah of Vienna; two grand-children; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Lee Hannah and Edythe Johnson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. C.W. McDonald officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

ROBERT CHURCH

Robert J. Church, 75, of Orma, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Washington County, Ohio, the son of the late Leman and Ova M. Gregg Church. He was retired from Union Carbide Corp., Marietta, Ohio.

Surviving are six sons, Bob Church of Albany, Ohio, Bill Church of Stewart, Ohio, Gary Church of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, Larry Church of Frost, Ohio, Dana Church of Guysville, Ohio, and Ted Church of Vincent, Ohio; four sisters, Noama Church, Chris-tine Price and Ruth Dornan, all of Parkersburg, and Lorraine Callihan of Florida; one brother, Fred Church of Vincent, Ohio; six granddaughters; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; and special friend, Opal Valentine.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

ZELLA BROWN

Zella W. Brown, 90, of Vienna, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Jessie Sears Weekley. She formerly worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a cook and was a homemaker. She was a United Methodist.

Surviving is one daughter, Sharon Nesbitt of Vienna; two sons, Jim Brown of St. Marys, Ohio, and Gerald “Gabby” Brown of Batesburg, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edgar Weekley of Grantsville; and one sister, Ruth Stemple of Walker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Brown; one daughter, Helen Tanner; and three brothers, Booney, Charles and Ronzel Weekley.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

 

DELPHIA PARSONS

Delphia M. Parsons, 96, of Orma, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Braxton County. She attended Orma United Methodist Church and was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Linden. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Juanita Byard of Amsterdam, Ohio; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Memorial services were held by Order of Eastern Star. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

 

HOWARD ‘Mac’ McCOY

Howard V. “Mac” McCoy, 99, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Apr. 21, 2007, at Arcadia Nursing Home, Coolville, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John Ira and Virginia Riggs McCoy. He retired from Parkersburg Rig & Steel after 37 years of service. He was a member of Porterfield Baptist Church, Porterfield Community Club and Belpre Senior Citizens.

Surviving are his wife, Murrell Smith Bush McCoy; three daughters, Bernita Werner of Belpre, Carolyn Ratliff of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Alice Shanks of Coolville; one son, Ronald McCoy of Belpre; two step-daughters, Nancy Mullins of Ravens-wood and Sondra Carr of Stuart, Fla.; one step-son, Thomas Bush of Austintown, Ohio; one brother, Gene McCoy of Belpre; one sister, Bessie Anderson of Arizona; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 21 step-great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine G. Stevens McCoy; one son, Steve McCoy; one step-grandson, Michael Miller; four brothers, Ernest, Eddie, Hollie and George McCoy; and two sisters, Thelma Roach and Myrtle Weaver.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Phillip Newhart officiating, and burial in Coolville Cemetery.

 

EMOGENE ‘Jean’ BOGGS

Emogene “Jean” Boggs, 79, died Saturday, Apr. 14, 2007.

She was born in Stumptown, the daughter of the late Garland and Alta Stump. She moved to Akron, Ohio, after her marriage. She was a member of The Chapel and taught Sunday School for over 20 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Dykstra of Byron, Mich., and Pam Thompson of Tallmadge, Ohio; one son, Don Boggs of Clinton, Ohio; two sisters, Susan Nutter and Marge Gherke of Grantsville; one brother, Mike Stump of Parkersburg; 11 grand-children; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Eugene “Gene” Boggs, and one brother, Roxel Stump.

Memorial service was held at Bacher Funeral Home, Akron.

 

JAMES ‘Jim’ GROTHE

James Leon “Jim” Grothe, 64, of Chloe, died Friday, Mar. 9, 2007, in Okeene, Okla.

He was born in Canton, Ohio, the son of the late Roy Delbert and Ann Benson Grothe. He attended Okeene public schools and began working at the age of 12 in his father’s welding shop. He had worked at Waldon’s and Mabar Manufacturing. He owned and operated a welding business in Okeene and Chloe. He was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Quittelier Grothe, whom he married Jan. 11, 1987; two sons, Chris Grothe of Hennessey, Okla., and James McCarty of Enid, Okla.; three daughters, Cindy Evans of Hennessey, Shelly Alvarado of Enid and Debra Beck of Rio Vista, Tex.; one step-daughter, Stephenie Quittelier of Oregon; his step-mother, Mae Smith of Okeene; two brothers, Kenneth Grothe of Prague and Loren Grothe of Wichita; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one infant son.

Services were held at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Okeene, with Paul Evans officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at Upper West Fork Park, Chloe, on Sunday, Apr. 29, at 3:30 p.m.

 

NINA MENDENHALL

Nina L. Mendenhall, 94, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2007, at Pleasant View Health Care Center.

She was born in Millstone, the daughter of the late Homer and Maude McCulty Lynch. She was a Calhoun County High School graduate and retired from J.L. Hudson, Detroit, Mich.

Surviving are one sister, Helen Blanchfield of Barberton; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; three brothers, Donald “Don” Lynch, Robert “Bob” Lynch and Darwin “Bus” Lynch; two sisters, Vera Beaver and Leah Sturm; and a special nephew, Mark Blanchfield.

Graveside service will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Sand Ridge Cemetery, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. There will be no visitation. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

 

ELLEN PAULETTE ‘Polly’ SHINGLETON

Ellen Paulette “Polly” Shingleton, 55, of Mt. Morris-Hiram Road, Moatsville, died Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2007, at her home.

 She was born at Big Springs, the daughter of Forest R. Tingler of Big Springs and the late Blanche Cunningham Tingler. She was employed as a payroll clerk for Criminal Justice Informa-tion Center, Clarksburg, and was a homemaker. She was a member and served as treasurer of Mt. Morris United Methodist Church and was secretary/treasurer of Mt. Morris Cemetery Association.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Dowden Edward “Eddie” Shingleton, Jr., whom she married Aug. 20, 1976; one daughter, Misty Dawn Bolton of Moatsville; one son, Brian Edward Shingleton of Fairview; two sisters, her twin, Helen Jeanette Gard of McBee, S.C., and Genieva Mae Glover of Middlebourne; and two brothers, Ed Tingler and Eli Ray Tingler, both of Big Springs.

 She was preceded in death by one nephew, Wesley Todd Glover.

 Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, Philippi, with Rev. James Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Morris Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

LINDA GRACE JOHNSON

Linda Grace Johnson, 45, of The Plains, Ohio, died Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2007, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Dawn Satterfield Johnson and the late Lee “Ox” Johnson. She was a 1980 graduate of Parkersburg South High School. She served as the first female firefighter in Parkersburg and was an EMT and worked with the fire service for 26 years. She was a dispatcher for several law enforcement agencies and was president of the West Virginia chapter of the Association of Public Service Communications Officials.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Paul Schmittauer; one step-daughter, Katie Schmittauer; three sisters, Linnie Johnson, Luinna Sherwood and Larene “Sweet Pea” John-son, all of Washington; four uncles, Howard Johnson of Grantsville, John Johnson of Walker, Dave Johnson of Vienna and Emory Johnson of Paden City; three aunts, Lila Hughes and Grace Dailey, both of Parkersburg, and Linda Skaggs of Grand Junction, Colo.; and special friends, Dawn Stewart and Allen Holder.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sarah.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Ron Blevins officiating. Per her request, she will be cremated and private family services held at a later date.

 

MARGARET LEE ‘PARGE’ KENT

Margaret Lee “Parge” McCartney Kent, 76, of Machipongo, Va., died Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2007, at home.

She was born in Index, the daughter of the late Sylvanus and Alice Goff McCartney. She grew up on Lower Run, Gilmer County, the youngest of 19 children. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1949 and attended Glenville State College. She worked as an operator for Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., Baltimore, Md., and retired from the company while working in Connecticut.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Richard Franklin “Dick” Kent, Jr.; one daughter, Laura Moon of Baltimore; one step-son, Richard Franklin “Fred” Kent III of Baltimore; one grandson; one sister, Myrtle Roberts of Stumptown; and two brothers, Sull McCartney of Glenville and Donald McCartney of Stumptown.

She was preceded in death by 11 sisters, Opal Roberts, Dessell Stump, Ella Lambert, Fanny Stump, Gladys Mahaney, Mabel Mahaney, Melva Robinson, Marbie Smith, Myrtha Morris, Madeline Engle and Mary Bowe, and brothers, Herldon, Kester, Loren and Hunter McCartney.

Services were held at Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville, Va., with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

DANNY CARMEL McCUMBERS

Danny Carmel McCumbers, 60, of Rosedale, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2007, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Maxine Bennett. He was a timberman and member of Rosedale Community Center and active in Rosedale Apple Butter Festival.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Kathleen K. McCumbers; two daughters, Dannielle Lilly of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Nichole Cottrell of Rosedale; one son, Jason McCumbers of Rosedale; his father, Eugene Bennett of Rosedale; his birth father, Carmel Childers; two sisters, Nina Cook of Rosedale and Barb Pidilla of Texas; five brothers, Larry Bennett, Doyle Bennett and Marvin Bennett, all of Rosedale, Eddie Childers of South Dakota and Randy Childers of Ohio; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Dawn Marie McCumbers.

Services were held at Mill Fork Community Church, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

 

PRESTON VIRGIL McCUMBERS, SR.

Preston Virgil McCumbers, Sr., 81, of Burnsville, died Thursday, Apr. 5, 2007, at his residence.

He was born at Nicut, the son of the late Thomas Andrew and Edna Ernie Hardway McCumbers. He was retired from Mattress Factory, Parkersburg. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Crites McCumbers; six sons, Thomas of Houston, Tex.; Charles of Clarksburg; James of Spencer, Michael of Moundsville, Robert of Mt. Zion and Mark McCumbers of Ohio; seven daughters; Barbara Green of Parkers-burg, Ruth Mitchell of Sand Fork, Connie McCumbers of California; Brenda Smith of Ritchie County, Tammy Bell of Grantsville, Geraldine Sessman of Hershey, Pa., and Regina McCumbers of Clarksburg; four step-daughters, Tammie Sue Green of Parkers-burg, Betty Jean and Melissa Crites, both of Webster Springs, and Drema McCumbers of Mt. Zion; 32 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; one brother, Rondle McCumbers of Spencer; two sisters, Edith McCumbers of Spencer and Velma Norman of Glenville; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth McElfresh McCumbers, on Jan. 16, 1981; his second wife, Carol Barton Mc-Cumbers, on Dec. 14, 2000; two sons, Preston Virgil McCumbers, Jr., on Dec. 12, 1965, and Ronnie Lee McCumbers on Oct. 4, 1952; and two sisters, Thelma Gay Low and Vera Maye Cottrill.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial was in Messenger Cemetery, Little Ellis, Gilmer County.

 

WOODROW WILSON WHYTSELL

Woodrow Wilson Whytsell, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Apr. 15, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born at Richardson, the son of the late Edwin Lowell and Rettie Starcher Whytsell. He was part of the U.S. Navy amphibious forces in the Pacific Theater and received several medals. He worked as an oil field driller and sang and played the mandolin as part of the Whytsell Brothers duo. He was a member of American Legion Post 21, Spencer, and VFW Post 5959, Grantsville, and attended Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Victor Eugene and Randall Edwin, both of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Geraldine “Deanie” Efaw of Sistersville and Brenda Lane of Jefferson, Ohio; one step-daughter, Marie Hays of Arnoldsburg; five step-sons, James Johnson, Cecil Johnson of Middlebourne, Charles Johnson of Mountain, Harold Johnson of Bridgeport and Gary Johnson of Harrisville; four granddaughters; two grandsons; six step-grandsons; six step-granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four wives, Sylvia, Doris, Mae and Ola; two sisters, Hazel Connolly and Elizabeth McCoy; two brothers, Charles Davis and Dewey Paul Whytsell; and one step- son, James “Joe” Church.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. D.L. Kirby officiating and burial in Lynch Cemetery.

 

 

PAULINE GREATHOUSE MATHENEY

Pauline Greathouse Matheney, 64, of Orma, died Thursday, Apr. 5, 2007, at the home of her daughter.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Howard and Hazel Greathouse.

Surviving are one daughter, Tennessee Jean Rogers of Orma; two sons, David Ray Rogers of Spencer and Rusty Rogers of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Mary Ann Maurer of Cleveland; four brothers, Raleigh Jim Greathouse of Spencer, John Greathouse of Cleveland, Bud Greathouse of Barrackville and Peter Greathouse of Streetsboro, Ohio; and several grandchildren, great-grand-children, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Juanita Byrd of Parkersburg, and one brother, Gene Greathouse of Spencer.

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

 

JOHN MILLER

John Miller, 83, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2007, at Eagle Point, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arthur and Minnie Kerby Miller. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II and had worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a life member of VFW Post 5959, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Hilda Lee Miller; three daughters, Kathy Miller, Virginia Miller and Edith Mzik, all of Ohio; one son, James Miller of Ohio; three step-children, Alma Fulton of Fairlea, Catherine Field of Nashville, Tenn., and Mary Margaret Fulkner of Crows, Va.; one sister, Edith Poe of Belpre, Ohio, seven grand-children; and four step-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend, with military rites by American Legion Post, Spencer.

 

TRACY RICHARDS

Tracy K. Richards, 82, of Marietta, Ohio, died Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late General George Washington and Elsie May McCune Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of VFW, Marietta, and Warren Presbyterian Church. He retired from Trout Sand and Gravel as manager, having worked there nearly 60 years.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Virginia Metz Richards; one daughter, Joyce Hollingsworth of Marietta; three sons, Don Richards and Dale Richards, both of Belpre, Ohio, and Dewayne Richards of Marietta; 25 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Jim Richards; twin granddaughters, Noel and Virginia Richards; five sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Robert McKelvey officiating. Burial was in Gravel Bank Cemetery, near Marietta, with full military honors by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

 

MARGRET LOUISE CONNERS

Margret Louise Conners, 64, of Big Bend, died Monday, Mar. 26, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

There was no visitation. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, had no other information.

 

WETZEL LEE BAKER

Wetzel Lee Baker, 77, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Apr. 7, 2007, at his home.

He was born in West Hamlin, the son of the late John H. and Vera McClellan Baker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and later served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an inspector for TRW Corp. for 35 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Carma Morris of Orwell, Ohio, and Rose Marie Miller and Stacey Ludington, both of Rittman, Ohio; one son, Timothy Baker of Rittman; four step-sons, Gilford Vanhoose of Big Springs, Arthur Vanhoose and Keith Ross, both of Kentucky, and David Amburgey of Ohio; and one step-daughter, Peggy Lopez of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Matreva Baker in 1988.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

 

CARL GREATHOUSE

Carl H. Greathouse, 70, of Warren, Ohio, died Friday, Apr. 6, 2007, at Windsor House of Champion.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Holly Roscoe and Ottis Saltkeld Greathouse. He retired in 1990 as a supervisor for Denman Tire and also worked with his son at Dinesol Plastics, Niles, Ohio. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #462, Newton Falls, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Carl “Bud” Greathouse of Warren, Ohio; one daughter, Melanie Betros of Fort Collins, Colo.; three brothers, Gary Greathouse, Eugene Greathouse and Junior Great-house; one sister, Gwen Gibson; five grandchildren; and special friend and companion, Roberta Hagemann.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Young Greathouse; two brothers, Larry Greathouse and Bud Greathouse; and two sisters, Bessie Arthur and Garnet Hess.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Grace Baptist Church, Warren, with his nephew Pastor Dave Price and Pastor Bill Sprague officiating, and Masonic Lodge #462 service at 9:45 a.m., visitation from 10 a.m. to noon at the church, and burial in Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, Ohio. Arrangements were by McFarland & Son Funeral Services Co., Warren.

 

MABEL DOROTHY EDDY

Mabel Dorothy Eddy, 92, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Apr. 8, 2007, at Willows Center, Parkersburg.

She was born at Creston, the daughter of the late Addie and Mahala Wright Lucas. She retired from DeSales Heights Academy.

Surviving is one son, Robert Eddy of Parkersburg; one daughter, Maryland Kyler of Kissimmee, Fla.; and several grand-children, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Eddy; one son; three brothers; two grandchildren; and four sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

 

DONAL MILLER

Col. (Ret.) Donal R. Miller, 79, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Saturday, Apr. 7, 2007.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Rev. Harry and Zelia Miller. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1949 and served as Roane County agent until entering the military in 1951. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of field artillery and served as a forward observer in the Korean War. He was wounded by enemy mortar fire on Heartbreak Ridge in October 1952 and awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for Valor. He continued to serve in the U.S. Army and retired as a colonel. He was a member of American Legion, VFW, Order of the Purple Heart, and Korean Veterans Association. He was a founding member and head usher at Berean Baptist Church, Lilburn, Ga.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia D. Miller; two sons, Michael and Marvin; one daughter, Marsha Martin; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Berean Baptist Church. Burial was in Georgia National Cemetery, near Canton, Ga.

 

MABLE ANN TALLHAMER

Mable Ann Tallhamer, 62, of Follansbee, died Friday, Apr. 6, 2007, at Brightwood Center, Follansbee.

She was born in Roane County.

Surviving are one sister, Marie Williams of Sanger, Tex., and three brothers, Freddie, Waitman and Arnold Suttle, all of Ohio.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at New Testament Baptist Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating, and burial in Turner Cemetery, Lockney. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the church.

 

MILLIE WHITE HAYHURST

Millie White Hayhurst, 84, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2007, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Ola and Lorena Grim White. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, former telephone operator, and retired from Calhoun General Hospital.

Surviving are one step-son, Donald Hayhurst; four sisters, Madeline Kight, Dorothy Howard, Gwendolyn Ritchie and Judith McGrath; one brother, Bill White; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Hayhurst.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services. Donations can be made to Worthington Manor Activity Fund.

 

 

JAMES AMOYT MORFORD II

James Amoyt Morford II, 56, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Mar. 29, 2007.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late James Earl Morford and Mary Kay Price Morford. He was a 1968 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a graduate of West Virginia University. He was a community service manager for West Virginia Dept. of Human Resources in Calhoun, Gilmer and Wirt counties. He was a member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church and Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept. He had coached Little League and Junior League baseball, 4-H soccer and PeeWee basketball, and served as an assistant PeeWee football coach.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Morford; two sons, Lucas Aaron Amoyt Morford and James Scott Morford; one sister, Kathryn Ellen Gainer of Knoxville, Tenn.; nieces, Kimberly McCarty of Knoxville, Jesica Shuff of Glenville and Monica Haley of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif.; and great-nephews and niece, Cole, Gunnar and Ty Haley and Kylie and Trey Shuff.

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

 

REV. JOHN GLESSNER

Rev. John F. Glessner of Buckhannon, 65, died Saturday, Mar. 31, 2007.

He was born in Somerset, Pa., the son of the late Harold and Estella Glessner. After many years in farming and sales, he graduated from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, and enjoyed 18 years of service in the ministry of United Methodist Church before retiring in 2006.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Glessner; three daughters, Jackie Pakos of Niles, Ohio, Tina Glessner of Clarksburg and Karla Glessner of Buckhannon; three sons, John F. Glessner, Jr., of San Francisco, Calif., Daniel Glessner of Monroe Falls, Ohio, David Glessner of Mildenhall AFB, England; five grandchildren; one brother, Ken Glessner; and three sisters, Glenda Landis, Polly Bell and Janie Watkins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie Combs.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Stanley Ash officiating, and burial in Orma United Methodist Cemetery.

 

HOYT RANDOLPH UMSTEAD

Hoyt Randolph Umstead, 84, of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, died Sunday, Apr. 1, 2007, at his home.

He was the son of the late Frances and Ivan Herman Umstead. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific and was past commander of VFW, Circleville. He received A.B. degrees from Glenville State College, Marshall University and West Virginia University. He was a retired educator, having taught in the Dept. of Defense school system in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Bitburg and Kaiserslautern, Germany. He was on the staff at Calhoun County High School in the mid-1960s. He was past president of Sons of American Revolution, de Soto Chapter, and NARFE Chapter, both of Hot Springs, Ark.

Surviving are his wife, Josette Passague Umstead, and one brother, John Phillip Umstead of Pahrump, Nev.

Memorial service will be held at Tabernacle Church, Kelowna, with cremation to follow. Burial will be held in May at Grantsville.

 

WILBERT KERBY

Wilbert Kerby, 84, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Apr. 2, 2007, at  his residence.

He was born at Joker, the son of the late R.E. and Mary Adams Kerby.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, L. Fae Kerby; one son, Wilbert Dale Kerby of Grantsville; three daughters, Jeanie Thomas of Barberton, Ohio, Mary Webb of Grantsville and Ruby Kerby of Mt. Zion; one brother, Cleo Kerby of Parkersburg; one sister, Eula Nelson of Vienna; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Victor, Delbert, Forest and Boyd Kerby.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

THELMA LEAH YOAK RICHARDS

Thelma Leah Yoak Richards, 95, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007, at United Hospital, Clarksburg.

She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late Loyd and Mary Adams Yoak. After her early years in Calhoun and a 17-year stay in Roane, she spent most her life in Gilmer, and resided with a daughter in Buckhannon since 2004. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Glenville, and Gilmer County Senior Citizens where she read to residents at a local nursing home. She cooked for the elementary school hot lunch program at Shock, Gilmer County, and Morning Star, Roane County, and worked at Conrad Hotel, Glenville.

Surviving are four sons, Dr. Graydon Edward of Marshall, Mo., Eugene Carl of Ravenswood; Harold of Spencer and Herbert Charles of New Haven; two daughters, Mary Ann Bishop of Cool Ridge and Kathryn Lea Black of Buckhannon; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and two brothers, Bernard and Victor Yoak, both of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Graydon Mack Richards, on July 26, 2001; three sisters, Wilma Hersman, Etna Altizer and Ruth Hardman; and two brothers, Lloyd, Jr., and Vere Yoak.

Services were held at Otterbein U.M. Church, with Rev. Hugh Murphy officiating. Burial was in Meadows Cemetery, Norman-town.

 

AGRA LUCILLE FOWLER

Agra Lucille Fowler, 92, of Ocala, Fla., died Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Fell and Carrie Stump. She worked as a secretary and helped to set up the first computer system for H.J. Heinz Co., Jacksonville, Fla.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Ruth of Summerfield, Fla.; one son, John Fowler of Pickney, Mich.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Fowler; two brothers, Abe and Hays Stump; and two sisters, Ruby Stump and Faustine S. Craddock.

Services were held at Hier’s-Baxley Funeral Home, Ocala, with Rev. Samuel Clements officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Ocala.

 

EDNA PARKS WOTRING

Edna Parks Wotring, 93, died Friday, Mar. 2, 2007, at Marshall Manor Nursing Home, Marshall, Tex.

She was born at Bell Run, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James Alva and Lydia Elliott Parks. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Marshall, since 1965, and a member of Eastern Star and United Methodist Women for 50 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Nancy Wotring Walker of Midwest City, Okla., Jane Stevens of Denver, Colo., Edna Margarette Wotring of Marshall and Susan Wotring Beaudet of San Antonio, Tex.; one son, Dr. Earnest Wotring, Jr., of Edmond, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Meadowbrook Chapel, with Rev. Don Dodge officiating. Burial was in Algoma Cemetery North.

 

MAYSEL BADGETT STALNAKER

Maysel L. Badgett Stalnaker, 97, of Minnora, died Monday, Mar. 26, 2007, at her home.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Calvin and Alice Parsons Jarvis. She was a long-time member of Milo Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Oeta Davis of Bristol, Tenn., and Carol Hudson of Roanoke, Va.; two sons, Oval Badgett of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Loy Badgett of Minnora; four brothers, Carl Jarvis and Gary Jarvis, both of Minnora, and Bill Jarvis and Charter Jarvis, both of Chloe; five sisters, Rilma Chandler of South Carolina, Geneva Badgett of Nobe, Nell Deweese of Spencer, Bonnie Ellison of Orma and Madeline Hardway of Chelyan; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Greely Badgett, in 1970; her second husband, Euell Stalnaker, in 1987; three sons, Randall Badgett and two infants; one foster son, Dale Starcher; three brothers, Cecil Jarvis, Paris Bruce Jarvis and Curt Jarvis; and two sisters, Dessie Jett and Olive Grace Deweese.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RETHA ‘Peggy’ BANCROFT

Retha M. “Peggy” Rogers Bancroft, 87, died Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was the daughter of the late Okey and Cleo Rogers of Shock. She was a member of Church of Christ and had 20 years of service to clients in the Senior Companion Program. She was known for playing mountain, folk and country music.

Surviving are two daughters, Diana Miller of Shock and Edna Marie Frymier of Newberne; one son, Raymond Charles Bancroft, Jr., of York, Pa.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Richard Rogers of Martin, Tenn., Randolph Rogers of Dandridge, Tenn., and Rexie Rogers of Tampa, Fla.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Ralph Rogers; one sister, Ruth Manz; one child; and infant son; and one grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery, Shock.

 

RONALD KNOTTS, SR.

Ronald E. Knotts, Sr., 81, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Friday, Mar. 9, 2007, at his residence.

He was born at Minnora, the son of the late Greeta Madge Baker and Perry Edward Knotts. He was a retired auctioneer and furniture store operator. He was an instructor for auctioneering and was a member of K of P Lodge, Gallipolis, and the National Auctioneer Association.

Surviving are his wife, Daisy E. Slayton Knotts of Gallipolis; two daughters, Kris Moore of Columbus, Ohio, and Donna Jean Harless of Gallipolis; three sons, Ronald E. Knotts, Jr., and David Lee Knotts, both of Gallipolis, and Stephen Allen Knotts of Fremont, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Harry Baker Knotts of Auburndale, Fla., and Carroll V. Knotts of Belpre, Ohio; and two sisters, Fern Deel of Parkersburg and Glenna Dale Carpenter of Orma.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian Knotts, and one great-granddaughter, Tory Tilley.

Graveside services were held at Centenary Cemetery with Jane Ann Miller officiating.

 

REV. HAROLD PARKER

Rev. Harold B. Parker, 83, of Chloe, died Monday, Mar. 12, 2007.

He was a member of Mud Fork Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Daniels Parker; two sons, Joseph Parker and Daniel Parker; two daughters, Della Parker and Violet Keener; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Mamie, Virginia, Ruby and Rosie.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Parker; his second wife, Doris Parker; and several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

 

EVELYN RILEY

Evelyn F. Riley, 83, died Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Gladys Lynch Stalnaker and the late Rev. Chenoweth Stalnaker. She worked in a defense plant in Akron, Ohio, during World War II, and later for Johns Mansville, Vienna, and as a part-time beautician in her own shop.

Surviving are one sister, Connie Richards; one brother, H.C. (Bud) Stalnaker; several nieces and nephews; and one favorite great-nephew, Joshua Forinash.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold E. Lemon; her second husband, Raymond Riley; three sisters, Erin Taggart, Marjorie Leary and Geniveve Pechis; and two brothers, William A. Stalnaker and Chenoweth A. Stalnaker.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.
 

DOLLIE COOPER

Dollie J. Cooper, 60, of Washington, formerly of Chloe, died Monday, Mar. 12, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Arno and Roxie Siers Cooper. She was a laboratory assistant for E.I. DuPont Co., Washington.

Surviving are one daughter/niece, Melissa Pulit of Vienna; two brothers, Tom Cooper of Arnoldsburg and Glen Sears of Chloe; one nephew, John Cooper of Parkersburg; and her loving companion, Ferris Nedeff of Washington.

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

 

DORTHA ‘Jean’ ROBERTS

Dortha Emogene “Jean” Roberts, 73, of Parkersburg died Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late James Shaffer and Myrtle King Jenkins. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and attended Hope Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, William Roberts; two daughters, Susan DeQuasie of Pt. Pleasant and Diana K. Roberts of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Pearldene Marie Rhodes of Reedy and Kathleen Cummings of Powhatan, Va.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Richard DeQuasie and Pastor Bud Corbin officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery.

 

STEVEN HOLBERT

P. Steven Holbert, 48, of MacFarlan, died Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007, at Eagle Pointe nursing facility.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Jean Holbert Rittenhouse of MacFarlan and the late Alvin Holbert. He worked off-shore drilling in Raceland, La., for 18 years and was a former self-employed carpenter.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two daughters, Stefanie and Kayla Holbert of Louisiana; two brothers, Ronald Holbert of Raceland and Randal Holbert of MacFarlan; one sister, Shelia Starcher of Spencer; three nephews; three nieces; one special niece, Amber Holbert; and one great-niece, Skylar Bogan.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Holbert, in 1995; maternal grandparents, Ovied and Letha Watson of Smithville; and paternal grandparents, Branson and Cora Holbert of Big Springs.

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

KENNETH RUDELL BEARD

Kenneth Rudell Beard, 74, of Smithville, died Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007, at Clarksburg.

He was born at Calvert City, Ky., the son of the late Rudy H. and Catherine Pauline Davis Beard. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a former deputy sheriff of Pinal County, Ariz., owner of Barrel Drive In, Mesa, Ariz., welder on high pressure piping, and involved with real estate sales. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, and South Side Baptist Church, Harrisville, where he was adult Sunday School teacher and leader of the tent ministry.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Parks Beard; one son, Kenneth Bradley Beard of Wartrace, Tenn.; one brother, James L. Beard of Benton, Ky.; two sisters, Barbara A. Vasseur of Calvert City and Carolyn L. Kirk of Paducah, Ky.; three grandchildren, Michael Jason Roe (raised as a son), Lauren Beard and Matthew Bradley Beard; seven nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Katherine Roe.

Special memorial service was held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Mike Worf officiating. A celebration of his life was held at South Side Baptist Church, with Pastor Mike Kirby officiating.

 

SHARON MORRISON

Sharon M. Morrison, 64, of Pullman, died Friday, Mar. 16, 2007, at Parkersburg.

She was born at San Pedro, Calif., the daughter of the late Charles and Aretta Wilson Frederick. She was a 1960 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church, Pleasants County.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Melvin M. Morrison; four sons, Doug Morrison of Iron Station, N.C., Perry Morrison of Spring Hope, N.C., Scott Morrison of Nashville, N.C., and Todd Morrison of St. Marys; two daughters, Debbie Conway of New Bern, N.C., and Melody Landers of Fayetteville, N.C.; one brother, Charles Frederick of Vincent, Ohio; two sisters, Leona Frederick of Bend, Ore., and Karen Wilson of Torrington, Wyo.; and 20 grand-children.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine Digiacomo and Louise McKinley, and one granddaughter, Courtney Morrison.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Nichols and James Taylor officiating.

 

SHERRY LAKE JENSEN

Sherry Lake Jensen, 21, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Mar. 17, in an auto accident.

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of Debora Jensen of Arnoldsburg and the late Alan L. Jensen. She was employed at George’s Diner, Big Otter.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one sister, Beth A. Jensen of Pittsburgh, Pa., and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Jensen Family Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

GOLDIE ‘Betty’ MILLER

Goldie M. “Betty” Miller, 70, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Mar. 19, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Callie Marie Chapman Duncan. She worked at SW Resources, Parkersburg, for almost 20 years.

Surviving are three sons, Denzil Miller and Tommy Miller, both of Parkersburg, and Paul Miller of St. Albans; one daughter, Brenda Dobbins of Brohard; one sister, Cora Jean Lucas of Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Annette Morris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alpha Ray Miller.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

JOSEPH THOMAS WILFORD

Joseph Thomas Wilford, 82, of Millstone, died Monday, Mar. 5, 2007, at Clarksburg Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born in Albany, N.Y., the son of the late George and Margaret Mullens Wilford. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and former ambulance driver for Nicholas County EMS, Summersville.

Surviving are one daughter, Janet Rhodes and husband Dean of Millstone; five sons, Thomas Wilford and wife Lynette of Millstone, and Joey, Robert, Howard and Tommy Wilford, all of Summersville; one step-son, Junior Morris of Millstone; three grandchildren, Amber Dawn Wilford of Millstone, Thomas Edward Wilford of Davisville and Phillip George Wilford of Circleville, Ohio; and three step-grandchildren, Robert Morris and Garold Morris of Baltimore, Md., and April Hurley of Baysville, N.J.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dessie Wilford; one step-son, Phillip Garold Morris; and three sisters, Marge, May and Betty, all of New York.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with military graveside rites.

 

GARY "Bub" ROBERTS

Gary "Bub" Roberts, 65, of Millstone, died Monday, Mar. 5, 2007.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lane and Gladys Putnam Roberts. He was a retired employee of GTE and an employee of Babcock Lumber Co., Glenville. He was president of Lick Run Hunt Club.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Mary Sue Jarvis Roberts; two sons, Kevin Roberts and wife Lachelle “Boo” of Arnoldsburg and Keith Roberts and wife Cheryl of Millstone; three daughters, Kelly Cottrill of Orma, Kristy Carder of Orma and Kathy Conley and husband Richard of Mt. Zion; one brother, Delmas Roberts of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, June McDowell of North Carolina and Jean Carte of Cottageville; nine grandsons, Joshua, Michael, Chad, Coty, Cory, Jonathan, Jeremy, Kameron and Christian; four granddaughters, Brooke, Sara, Layla and Caitlin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one foster sister, Dorla Heater.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Roberts Family Cemetery, Millstone.

 

LARRY MANGUS

Larry P. Mangus, 62, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Logan County, the son of the late Albert and Bertha Garrett Mangus. He was a former coal miner and member of Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Patty Mangus; one son, Curtis of Dawsonville, Ga.; one daughter, Tyrena Mangus of Mt. Zion; one brother, Arnold Mangus of Festus, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Curtis, Jr., Harley, Paige and Ryka.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Services were held at Five Forks Community Church, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

 

GERALDINE SPRINGSTON

Geraldine G. Springston, 78, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Mar. 9, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Russell and Ada Blanche Maze Richards.

Surviving are one daughter, Mona Bennett of Mineral Wells, and two sons, Harvey and Jeff Springston of Florida.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. James Burdette officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

 

JOYCE AYERS

Joyce Ayers of California, 72, formerly of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007.

Surviving are her husband, Herman M. Ayers; one daughter, Patricia Mahoney; one son, Charles Mahoney; one step-son, Tim Ayers; two sisters-in-law, Frances Spencer of Parkersburg and Orma Connard of Grantsville; one brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Patricia Ayers of Sutton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Mahoney, and two sons, Daniel Mahoney and Michael Mahoney.

Final arrangements were made in California.

 

WILLIAM HOY MEADOWS

William Hoy Meadows, 74, of Calhoun County, died Thursday, Mar. 8, 2007, at Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Hoy and Nola Meadows.

Surviving are one daughter, Ada Smith of Davisville; one son, John Meadows of Parkersburg; one sister, Blonda Richards of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and companion, Pauline Richards.

He was preceded in death by two sons, William Monroe Meadows and Denny Lee Meadows; one daughter, Nola Johnston; and one sister, Alice McCormick.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

 

ETHEL HARRIS

Ethel Harris, 94, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James and Almeda Lynch Boatright.

Surviving are one son, Robert Harris; two grandchildren, Robert Michael Harris and Tracey Louise Campbell; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bethel O’Brien.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John; seven brothers; and one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Hecker Funeral Home, Uniontown, Ohio, with Pastor Anne Fisher officiating, and burial in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron.

 

ROBERT JANZEN

Robert D. Janzen, 77, of Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Burnt House, died Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007, at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.

He was born in Marion County, Kan., the son of the late Paul and Lillie Sween Janzen. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired carpenter.

Surviving are two sons, John R. Janzen of Burnt House and Patrick Janzen of Charlottesville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Metz Janzen.

Graveside services will be held Friday, 2:30 p.m., at Minnora Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

 

LENA STARCHER

Lena E. Starcher, 66, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Cremo, the daughter of the late Lon Husk and the late Bertha Starcher. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Sav-A-Tool, Grantsville. She had attended Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Holly D. Starcher; six children, Marvin, Brenda and Ronnie Starcher, all of Hur, Cleve-land Starcher and wife Cindy of Parkersburg, and Janet Gherke and husband Craig and Dewayne Starcher and wife Teresa, all of Grantsville; three brothers, Pete Starcher of Phoenix, Ariz., Bob Ray Starcher of Oil City, Pa., and Don Freshour of Spencer; one sister, Marge Nester of Mt. Zion; and 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Dustin, Jeanette, Brandy, Greg, Brittney, C.J., Sierra, Jessica and Kathleen Marks.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Boyd Stutler, Louie Ben Starcher and Harold Starcher, and one sister, Geraldine Sturm.

Services were held at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur, with Rev. Roger Carter and Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Starcher Family Cemetery, Hur.

 

DONALD ORIS PARSONS

Donald Oris Parsons, 82, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, in Indianapolis, Ind.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roy and Cora Greathouse Parsons. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Linden Lodge 83, AF&AM, and Vienna O.E.S. Chapter 151.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Mazeline Metz Parsons; one daughter, Dianna Clifton of Indianapolis; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.

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

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating.

 

MILDRED MARY METZ

Mildred Mary Metz, 90, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, in Lady Lake, Florida.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Robert and Mabel Dawson Garretson. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and was retired from J.C. Penney Co.

Surviving are one daughter, Karen L. Cobb of The Villages, Florida; two sisters, Virginia Cooper of Norman, Okla., and Edith Stoner of Parkersburg; one brother, Denver Garretson of Annamoriah; three granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Services were held at George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Fla., with Dr. R. Wayne Stacy officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

 

GLADYS MAE LAMB PEGGS

Gladys Mae Lamb Peggs, 78, of Lower Cedar Creek Road, Glenville, died Sunday, Mar. 4, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late James Toral Lamb and Reta Elizabeth Wanstreet Puffenbarger Lamb. She was a graduate of Tanner High School and Glenville State College. She was retired from Kenny Shoe plant, home health aid, and farmer. She was a member of Dawson Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Richard Gray Peggs, Jr., of Glenville; one daughter, Glennis Mae Peggs of Glenville; three granddaughters, including Carlene Jo Roberts Kerby and husband Bill of Calhoun County; five great-grandchildren, including Gunner Bastin Roberts of Calhoun County; one brother, John Avon of Beech City, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Richard Gray Peggs, Sr., on May 29, 1990; six brothers, Garnel Lamb, James Helbert Lamb, Clee Burl Lamb, Richard Dee Lamb, Ronald Lee Lamb and James Earl Lamb; one half-brother, Everett Puffenburger; and two sisters, Elma Jean Lamb and Marie A. Lamb.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder George Rose officiating, and burial in Pisgah Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ESTA MAE JONES

Esta Mae Siers Jones, 90, of Big Bend, died Friday, Mar. 2, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Charles David and Malissa Jane Cook Siers. She was a past worthy matron of Order of Eastern Star No. 73, 1987 Calhoun County Belle, Senior Citizens board member and retired from B.F. Goodrich. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church where she had served as clerk and in other positions.

Surviving are her husband, Jess Willard Jones of Big Bend; four daughters, Betty Yoak of Auburn, Carolyn Gragg of Williamstown, Jane Wingrove of Walker and Connie Boggs of Grantsville; one son, Charles Jones of Five Forks; one sister, Ruby G. Jones of Clarksburg; one brother, Olen Siers of Mt. Zion; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Ermine Siers, Ronsel Siers, Bernard Siers, Doy Siers and Holden Siers.

Services were held at Prosperity Baptist Church. Burial was  in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

 

CAROL LYNN LYONS

Carol Lynn Lyons, 40, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, in Cleveland, Ohio.

She was the daughter of Carol Cozart and the late Roy Lyons.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Andrew Lyons; her step-father, Gene Cozart; grandmother, Letha Lane; and step-grandfather, Kenneth Lane; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery.

 

DR. HUNTER PELL McCARTNEY

Dr. Hunter Pell McCartney, 83, died Monday, Mar. 5, 2007.

He was born at Index, the 15th child of 19 fathered by Sylvanus Armstrong McCartney and the eighth of 12 born to Sylvanus and Alice Goff McCartney. He attended a one-room school in Gilmer County and graduated from Tanner High School. After attending Glenville State College for one year, he earned his AB from West Virginia University and his MA and PhD degrees from University of Pennsylvania. He was a school teacher and former employee of General Electric, Burroughs, and IBM.

He was a former combat infantryman with the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment of the Third Armored Division during World War II and was involved in five military campaigns in the European Theater of Operations: Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, Ardennes (Bulge), and Ruhr Valley. He was discharged as a sergeant and was later commissioned in the U.S. Army Reserve and discharged as a captain.

A professor of journalism at West Virginia University for 22 years, he was head of the Public Relations Dept. until retiring in 1989, and was active in national public relations and journalism organizations, holding offices and contributing to professional journals. He was twice named outstanding educator in Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism.

An elder and trustee of First Presbyterian Church, Morgan-town, he was a past board member of the local Red Cross chapter, Monongalia County Historical Society, Shack Neighborhood House, and Meals On Wheels program, where he was a volunteer driver for many years. He was a past member of Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity, and BPOE, and a member of Morgantown Rotary Club, where he was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.

In 1950, he married Diane Ferry, who died of cancer in 1996, after 46 years of marriage. They had four children, Deborah and James, both of Morgantown, Nancy of Raleigh, N.C., and Alice of Greensboro, N.C.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. In 1998, he married Betty Pingley Crickard of Morgantown, who is the mother of Jennifer Crickard Tschetter and one granddaughter of Brookings, S.D.

Also surviving are two sisters, Myrtle Roberts of Stumptown and Margaret Kent of Machipongo, Va., and two brothers, Sull McCartney of Glenville and Donald McCartney of Stumptown.

Cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial service will be held Friday, 11 a.m., with Rev. John Sonneday and Rev. Chris Haig officiating. Burial will be in East Oak Grove Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Morgantown Area Meals on Wheels, 3375 University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505, or First Presbyterian Church, 456 Spruce St., Morgantown, WV 26505.

 

MARGUERITE BASNETT

Marguerite Basnett, 78, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Mae Stevens Williams. She retired from B.F. Goodrich in 1993 after 30 years of service.

Surviving are two daughters, Georgia Stalnaker and husband Bob of Grantsville and Shirley Basnett of Parkersburg; one grandson, Michael Stalnaker of Coolville, Ohio; one special great- granddaughter, Kateelynn Stalnaker of Coolville; one brother, Bill Williams of Doylestown, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and two special family friends, Phyllis Maze and Charlie Whipkey, both of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hale J. Basnett, in October, 1990; three brothers, Pratt, Lorin and Donald Williams; and three sisters, Delores Deimeter, Euthel Gibson and Grace Dufore.

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

 

ARTHUR WALKER, JR.

Arthur Walker, Jr., 78, of Orma, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

He was the son of the late William Arthur Walker, Sr., and Martha Ellen Sweeney Walker. He was a farmer.

Surviving are two brothers, William Ronald “Pete” Walker of Clendenin and Donald Walker of Castli, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; caregiver, Maggie Shaffer of Chloe; and special neighbors, George and Sue Hughes of Orma.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Walker and Burnard Walker, and two sisters, Vernita Chandler and Maxine Engle.

Services were held at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Virgil Ross officiating. Burial was in Clendenin Memorial Gardens.

 

IVA IRENE JOHNSON

Iva Irene Johnson, 96, of Bridgeport, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born at Douglas, the daughter of the late C. Amos and Anna Lamb Jarvis. She was a resident of Grantsville until 1990, when she went to live with a daughter. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Cecil Johnson of Vincent, Ohio; two daughters, Marie Cooper of Bridgeport and Donna Baker of Gassaway; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Clyde Johnson, and by one son, Robert.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

WILLIAM ‘Bill’ WHITE, JR.

William R. “Bill” White, Jr., 67, of Spencer, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, in Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born at Oka, the son of the late Russell White and Sybil Jean Jarvis White Pischke. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He was a retired self-employed businessman.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl White; one daughter, Melody Starcher of Spencer; two sons, Michael White of Lincoln, Neb., and Mark White of Spencer; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, John White.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial, with military graveside rites, was in Thomas P. Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

 

EARL JUNIOR KNICELY

Earl Junior Knicely, 37, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of Noah and Patricia Parsons Knicely of Atwater, Ohio. He was a mechanic.

Surviving in addition to his parents are eight children, Christopher, Jonathon and Lora Knicely, all of Alabama, Ashley Knicely of Arnoldsburg, and E.J., Cody, Mercedes and Skylan Knicely, all of Spencer; three brothers, Russell Knicely and William Knicely, both of Orma, and Donald Knicely of Atwater; one sister, Juanita Nicholas of Orma; and grandmother, Geneva Parsons of Glenville.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jack Roberts officiating. Burial was in Knicely Cemetery, Elmira.

 

WILLA STUMP

Willa S. Stump, 93, of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at Worthington Manor Nursing Center, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Roy and Florence Ferrell Sturm. She was a 1933 graduate of Calhoun County High School and retired after working many years in the Calhoun County assessor’s office. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and American Legion Auxiliary for many years.

Surviving are three brothers, Carl Sturm of Millstone, Jess Sturm of Tempe, Ariz., and Chester Sturm of Ormond Beach, Fla.; one sister, Helen Cain of Kailua, Hi.; 17 nieces and nephews; 36 great-nieces and nephews; and 26 great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hatzel Stump, in 1980; two brothers, Cecil Sturm and Roy Sturm, Jr.; two sisters, Elsie and Ruth; and one niece.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. until services, at the funeral home.

 

ROSE HUGHES

Rose M. Hughes, 64, of Camden, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Isaac Davis and Almeda Rogers Davis. She worked as a certified nursing assistant at Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, for 10 years, was a beautician for six years at Coleen’s Beauty Shop, Glenville, and upholstered furniture. She was a member of Doyle Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden.

Surviving are her husband, Donnie D. Hughes, whom she married Jan. 31, 1964; one daughter, Cindy Hughes Reep of Bridgeport; one son, Cody M. Hughes of Waynesburg, Pa.; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Denzil and Donald Davis.

Services were held at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, Weston. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

 

GENE CLARK

Gene L. Clark, 78, of Marietta, Ohio, and Leatherbark, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Oral C. and Cleo Parsons Clark. He retired after 35 years with General Motors, Parma, Ohio. He was a member of United Auto Workers, Cleve-land Baptist Church, Brooklyn, Ohio, and 50-year member of Linden Lodge No. 83, AF&AM.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, E. Josephine Brannon Clark; two daughters, Carolyn Clark of Cleveland, Ohio, and Janet Kazmarek of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Keith R. Kapple officiating. Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

 

ALEX LEE MURPHY

Alex Lee Murphy, 68, of Reedy, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Lakin.

He was the son of the late Woodrow and Birdie Murphy.

Surviving are two daughters, Carla Webb of Reedy and Karen Cain of Spencer; one son, Randall Murphy of Spencer; two sisters, Bonnie Laughlin of Arnoldsburg and Amy Starcher of Ohio; one brother, Ernie Norman of Ohio; one half-brother, Jerry Critchfield of Elizabeth; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Murphy; four sisters; and two brothers.

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

 

JACKIE JUSTICE

Jackie L. Justice, 66, of Louisville, Ohio, formerly of Chloe, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at Akron City Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Brooks and Juanita Adams Justice. He was a retired machine operator for Goodyear Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Mozelle Green Justice; two sons, Jarret Lee Justice of Spencer and Jamie Justice of Louisville; one sister, Pat Murphy of Chloe; and four grandchildren.

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

 

JOSEPH TAYLOR

Joseph Taylor, 69, of Orma, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at his home.

He was the son of the late Cecil and Thelma Foreman Taylor.

Surviving are his wife, Penny Taylor; four daughters, Janice Marks and Christina Greathouse, both of Orma, and Candy Taylor and Cindy Taylor, both of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Bernard Eugene Taylor of Morgantown; and one grandson, Joseph Leo Padgett of Orma.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and James P. Taylor; and one grandson, Jeremiah J. Taylor.

No services were held. He will be cremated.

 

LUCY BLANCHE ROBERTS

Lucy Blanche Roberts, 83, of Reedsville, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Mellie and Inda Richards Parsons. She was a homemaker and a member of Reedsville Fellowship Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are three sons, Ronzel Roberts, Dale Roberts and Kenny Roberts; three daughters, Dian Bise, Loretta Smith and Tina Matheny; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brice Roberts; one son, Larry Roberts; two brothers; and three sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Rev. Russ Carson officiating. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery, Hockingport, Ohio. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ESTELLENA ‘Stella’ STUMP

Estellena “Stella” Stump, 86, of Sand Ridge, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Preston County, the daughter of the late Frank and Kathaleen Danks. She was raised and lived most of life in Calhoun County. She was a member of Albert’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are one son, Kenman Stump of Washington Court House, Ohio; two grandsons; one great-grandson; three sisters-in-law, Edith Smith, Eulanee Hathaway and Grace Stump; several cousins; and special friend, Arthur Haag of Sand Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Minter Baxter Stump, in February, 1995, and her step-father, Joseph Adams.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

WOODROW PAUL SULLIVAN

Woodrow Paul Sullivan, 88, of Perkins, Gilmer County, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Kindred Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Ola and Flora Moore Sullivan. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and fought in the Rome-Arno campaign, North Appennines and Po Valley, earning several medals and awards.

Surviving are several cousins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating, and burial in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Normantown.

 

HARRY COOPER

Harry D. Cooper, 83, of Norton, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.

He was born at Nebo, the son of the late Lambert Myers Cooper and Rebecca Mollohan Cooper. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Nashville. He retired from PPG and was a member of Coventry Lodge 83, AF&AM, and Home Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Dorma Murphy of White Oak; one son, Jerry Cooper; one grandson; four sisters, Bina Hicks of Akron, Ohio, Marlene Potasnik Tanner of Nebo, Elva Browning of Charleston and Elza Vaughan of St. Albans. In-laws include Arthur and Flona Murphy.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Brooks Cooper of Chloe and Bazil Cooper, and six sisters, Jessie Thompson, Dottie Brannon, Gertie Hardway, Georgia Cooper, Sylvia Cooper and Margaret Shearer.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with Rev. Jim Ellis officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

VICTOR HOWARD FOWLER

Victor Howard Fowler, 83, of Lesage, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Levi Franklin and Elfie Barr Fowler. He was a surveyor and a member of Pea Ridge Baptist Church, Huntington.

Surviving are three sons, John Fowler of Buffalo, N.Y., Kenneth Fowler of Lesage and Douglas Fowler of Dillard, Ohio; their mother, Eileen; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Dale Fowler of Newark, Ohio, Glen Fowler of Grantsville and Foster Fowler of Elyria, Ohio; four sisters, Gerry Wallace and Madaline Moore, both of Grantsville, Imogene Hoskins of Parkersburg and Oleva Gainer of Elizabeth, Pa.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Velma McEndree, and two brothers, Edward and Durward Fowler.

Services were held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

 

VIRGINIA RUTH JONES PARSONS

Virginia Ruth Jones Parsons, 49, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of Floyd and Leona Bell Jones. She was a homemaker and housewife.

Surviving are her husband of 33 years, George Parsons; four sons, George Nicholas Parsons, Jimmy Parsons, George Michael Parsons and Adam Parsons; three daughters, Sherry Farrell, Eve Parsons Reed and Susan Stalnaker; a niece, Lisa Barr; 28 grand-children; five brothers, Willie, David, Jerry, Fred and Albert Jones; and six sisters, Bertha Jane Jones, Betty Parsons, Nellie Moss, Terry Bea Clark, Barbara Grey and Susie Fox.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Allen Jones and Robert Bell.

Memorial service was scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m.

 

JOHNNIE ROBERTS KUHL

Johnnie Roberts Kuhl, 88, of Letter Gap, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Melville and Hattie Tallhammer Kuhl. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in England, France, Germany and Belgium, and earning the rank of Staff Sgt. and numerous medals. He worked as operator senior for 36-1/2 years for Consolidated Natural Gas Co., Jones Compressor Station, Lockney, before retiring in 1983. He was a member, deacon and moderator of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown. He was a member of Gospel Tones Quartet, W.Va. Baptist Goldeneer’s, Gilmer County Farm Bureau, Gilmer County Senior Center, 1st president of Normantown High School Alumni Association, 4-H leader, active in Little League program, and served 21 years on the Gilmer County ambulance board.

Surviving are his wife, Wilda Moore Kuhl, whom he married Aug. 13, 1950; two sons, Michael of Weston and Kenneth of Texas; one daughter, Faye Chambers; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and special relatives, Chester Sholes and Richard Turner.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Flossie Kuhl, Ressie Sholes, Alda Godfrey and Geraldine Belknap.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Timothy Underwood and Rev. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

 

LUCILLE BELT HESCHT

Lucille F. Belt Hescht, 80, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. She was born at Industry, the daughter of the late Hegman Lee Belt and Laura E. Kelley Belt. She was a homemaker and attended Epworth United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Howerton of Mineral Wells and Lisa Cornell of Parkersburg; one son, Mark Hescht of Parkersburg; one brother, Harold Belt of Cocoa, Fla.; five grand-children; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddie Hescht, in 1978; two sisters, Ernestine Black and Arlene DeWease; one half- brother, Cecil Belt; one half-sister, Cleota Mills; and a special niece, Maureen Hayes.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Wayne Boone officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

 

OPAL WISE VANDALE

Opal Wise Vandale, 85, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Robert and Lumie Wise. She was a homemaker and attended Five Forks United Methodist Church.

Surviving are six daughters, Barbara Norman, Kay Vandale and Corrine Stottsberry, all of Grantsville, Sally Goff of Elizabeth, Madeline Goff of Parkersburg and Bonnie Lou Ickes of Cross Lanes; two sons, William Edward Vandale and Jimmy Vandale, both of Grantsville; caretaker and friend, Danny Grogg of Grantsville; one bother, Robert Wise of Grantsville; 35 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Vandale; two sons, Ray and Tom Vandale; five infant children; two sisters, Arizona McCord and Irene Henthorn; and four brothers, George, Bill, Sherman and John Wise.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Wirt County.

 

GRETA MARKS

Elsie Greta Marks, 85, of Pine Creek, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, in Charleston General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Cleo and Phelma Hathaway Gainer. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she had been a Sunday School teacher and active with youth and WSCS.

Surviving are two daughters, Lola Clark and husband Jack and Karen Boatright and husband Roland, all of Grantsville; two sisters, Wanza Marsh and Emma Wease, both of Grantsville; one brother, Delbert “Bo” Gainer of Grantsville; five grandchildren, Crystal Knotts, Chad Ferguson, Shaun Ferguson, Jerry Marks and Daniel Boatright; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Blaine Marks; one son, Gary Marks; one sister, Delma Whytsell; and one brother, Jennings “Buck” Gainer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin, Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Donzel Wease officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery.

 

JOHN ‘Dick’ LEGGETT

John P. “Dick” Leggett, 83, of Sunbury, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, Ohio.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late Hal F. and Cybal J. Clevenger Leggett. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and participated in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a member of VFW Post #8736, Sunbury.

Surviving are four daughters, Rebecca Gentile of Sunbury, Paula Norris of Columbus, Ohio, Laura Snead of Hilliard, Ohio, and Jody Wenger of Centerburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers.

He was preceded in death by one son, John Patrick Leggett; two wives, Ruth Cadwallender and June Rosaline Romesburg; two brothers; and three sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with Pastor Brian Smith officiating, and burial with military honors in New Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant.

 

STANLEY GOODNIGHT

Stanley R. “Stan” Goodnight, 65, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harold E. “Pete” and Bernice Catherine Fox Goodnight. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from GE Plastics.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Nancy Little Goodnight; two daughters, Denise Gibson of Washington and Stacie Layton of Mineral Wells; three grandchildren; two brothers, H. Keith Good-night of Davisville and Greg Goodnight of Cairo; and one sister, Dora Jean Gumm of Mineral Wells.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jim Mike Ward officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

BUDDY LEE CARPENTER

Buddy Lee Carpenter, 67, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Bertha Sarah Jane Carpenter. He was a former member and deacon of Spencer Baptist Temple and member of Roane County Gun Club. He was a retired millwright from Pechiney Roller Products, Ravenswood, and a member of United Steelworkers of America Local 5668, and had worked at Monarch Rubber Co.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley McKown Carpenter; one son, Marvin Lee Carpenter of Spencer; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Moles of Chloe; two granddaughters, Samantha and Jessica Moles; four sisters, Regina Maddox of Waycross, Ga., Ethel Roop of Ravenna, Ohio, and Carol Mitchell and Roberta Fox, both of Parkersburg; three cousins who were raised as siblings, Larry Carpenter and Mava McCumbers, both of Spencer, and Lavon Anderson of Belvidere, Ill.; and his special dog, Megan.

He was preceded in death by an uncle who raised him as a son, William H. Carpenter; one brother, Michael Carpenter; and one cousin who was raised as a brother, Billy Carpenter.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Hayward Lough and Pastor Bill Walton officiating.

 

WANZA GAINER MARSH

Wanza Gainer Marsh, 79, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Cleo and Phelma Hathaway Gainer. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1944 and attended Glenville State College. She retired June 1, 1990, from B.F. Goodrich as stockroom supervisor. She was active in her community and church, and was a correspondent for The Calhoun Chronicle and secretary for Calhoun Homes, Inc., for many years. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for many years and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Marsh of Davisville and Marsha Marsh of Simpsonville, S.C.; one sister, Emma Wease of Grantsville; one brother, Delbert “Bo” Gainer of Grantsville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vilas C. Marsh; two sisters, Delma Whytsell and Greta Marks; and one brother, Jennings “Buck” Gainer.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Pine Creek. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, she had requested that donations be made to The St. Paul Cemetery Fund, c/o Calhoun County Bank, Grantsville, WV 26147, or Emma Wease, RR #1, Box 140B, Grantsville, WV 26147.

ELEANOR BOYLES

Eleanor R. Boyles, 92, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Mallie and Florence Elliott Sturm. She was a member of Alfred United Methodist Church and attended Calvary Community Church where she had helped with children for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Florence Ann Spencer of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, and Sandra Massar of Reedsville, Ohio; one son, Phillip N. “Joe” Boyles of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; twin brother and sister, Bernard Sturm of Powells Point, N.C., and Bernice Hawkey of Grantsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dinsmore Boyles, in 1975; two brothers, Otho Sturm and Holden Sturm; and two sisters, Azeline Hersman and Margarite Morgan.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Ken Fullerton officiating. Burial was in Tuppers Plains Christian Church Cemetery.

 

SIBYL PISCHKE

Sibyl Pischke, 88, of Spencer, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Oka, the daughter of the late Spencer “Doc” and Effie J. McClain Jarvis. She was a 1938 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was a former beautician, florist, poet and novelist, and a Protestant.

Surviving are one son, William R. White, Jr., of Spencer; one sister, Irene Gunn of Chloe; three grandchildren, three great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, John White.

Private funeral services were conducted at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. David Schmitt officiating. Her body was cremated and remains buried in Thomas P. Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

 

ISHMAEL HARRISON

Ishmael K. Harrison, 77, of Strange Creek, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Burton F. and Goldie Mae Hamrick Harrison. He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a coal miner, TV repairman and had worked for Clay County board of education. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are six sons, Alan Ray Harrison and wife Falayda, Glen Kelly Harrison, Sr., and wife Tammy, and Michael Lynn Harrison, all of Strange Creek; Kenneth Wayne Harrison and wife Tonya of Chloe, and Kevin Lee Harrison, Sr., and wife Mista and Aaron Brett Harrison and wife Jessica, all of Mocksville, N.C.; two daughters, Joyce Ann Khan and husband Nazakat of Advance, N.C., and Tina Kay Ferrebee and husband Thomas of Mocksville; two brothers, Ellis “Tipper” Harrison of Duck and Ralph “Fippy” Harrison of Clay; one sister, Violet Mullins of Clay; special cousin, Dayton Holcomb; 21 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Gay Truman Harrison; one son, Roger Harrison; four brothers; and one sister.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Pastor Bill Burdette officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be in Rhodes Cemetery, Clay County. Visitation is Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RUTH EMOJEAN ROGERS

Ruth Emojean Rogers, 68, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Munday, the daughter of the late James J. and Clara M. Kelley. She had worked at Public Debt. She was a homemaker and member of Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, George G. Rogers; two sons, Greg of Washington and Tim of St. Marys; four grand-children; six sisters, Louise Ayers of Elizabeth, Elouise Bonar of Central, Betty Boice of Parkersburg, Leona Pettit of Glenville, Madilene Yoak of Grantsville and Sue Pepper of Munday; and one brother, Paul Kelley of Munday.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Kelley and Don Kelley.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

JUNE MILLER

June Miller, 75, of Newton, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at her home.

She was born at Oka, the daughter of the late Ernest and Martha West Brannon. She was a retired beautician and a member of Newton Baptist Church since Nov. 5, 1961.

Surviving are her husband, Okey Miller, whom she married Feb. 19, 1947; two daughters, Carrolyn O’Neal of Oak Harbor, Ohio, and Sandra Tallman of Newton; one son, Jarrell Miller of Newton; two sisters, Orpha Cottrell of Spencer and Ernestine Keaton of Orma; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Brannon, and two sisters, Mary Ann Rouse and Letha Simons.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Ronald W. Fisher officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

 

EMILIE HARRIS MARKS

Emilie Harris Marks, 71, of Wooster, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Smithville Western Nursing Home.

She was the daughter of the late Hatzel and Lelah Leach. She attended Full Gospel Church, Canal Fulton, Ohio, for over 20 years.

Surviving are her husband, Virgil “Red” Marks; seven children she had with her first husband of 42 years, the late George Lee Harris, whom she married in February, 1955, Kathleen Harris and Phyllis Vannoy, both of Mt. Zion; Audrey Smith of Grantsville; Roger Harris and Jimmie Harris, both of Wooster, Ohio; Janet Norris of Smithville, Ohio, and Kenny Harris of Wooster, Ohio, a grandson raised as a son; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three step-children, Michael Green of North Carolina, Bonnie Mucklow of Florida and Patty Marshall of Alabama; 15 step-grandchildren; and one sister, Leah Garrett of Millstone.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kacy Michelle Harris.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

 

BUCKY DALE ARTHUR

Bucky Dale Arthur, 50, of Creston, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007.

Surviving are his parents, Spark and Bessie Headley Arthur of Creston; three sisters, Su Ellen Butcher and Rebecca Starcher and husband Eric, all of Creston, and Debra Parsons of Kenna; five nieces, Angie, Jeanetta, Hope, Sierra and Maggie; and three nephews, Joe, Derek and Garrett.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Headley officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Creston.

 

RUTH POLING

Ruth A. Poling, 64, of Spencer, formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of Icy M. White Webb of Spencer and the late Paul Eugene Webb. She worked at Kellwood Co. for many years and was manager of Go-Mart, Spencer, for several years.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one daughter, Kim Bagby of Apple Creek, Ohio; two sons, Guy Poling of Fredericksburg, Ohio, and Tony Poling of Apple Creek; one sister, Norma Freeland of Spencer; two brothers, Eddie Webb of Trinity, N.C., and Roger Webb of Akron, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Ellen Hunsche, and one brother, Larry Webb.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited officiating. Per her request, the body was cremated.

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