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REV. DARIUS ARNOLD

Rev. Darius Arnold, 74, of Nebo, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at home.

He was the son of the late William Granville “W.G.” and Millie Deal Arnold.

He was pastor of O’Brion Advent Christian Church for over 35 years and president of the 4th district W.Va. Advent Christian Conference. He was a retired school bus driver, member of Linden Lodge #83, AF&AM, and assistant chief of Big Otter Fire Dept.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Libby Arnold of Nebo; one son, James (Mike) of Canby, Oregon; one daughter, Kathy Murphy of Clay; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve Cooper.

Services were held at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Terry Johnson and Rev. James Balser officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Chloe.

 

BETTY PERRY

Betty L. Perry, 80, of Spencer, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born the daughter of the late Lemuel Francis and Georgie Starcher Anderson.

She was a retired nurse’s aid and a Christian.

Surviving are two sons, David Boggs of Phoenix, Ariz., and Chester Lee Boggs of Buena Park, Calif.; two daughters, Wanda Boggs of Spencer and Kay Anderson of Ripley; one brother, Lemuel Anderson, Jr., of Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Walter Lee Perry.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Leatherbark. There was no visitation.

 

KELLI NICOLE STAMPER-LAWSON

Kelli Nicole Stamper-Lawson, 28, of Weston, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Weston, the daughter of the late Robert Stamper and Vicki Butcher Shaver of Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Dylan Lawson, and one daughter, Morgan Lawson, both at home; one brother, Robert Stamper of Weston; and one sister, Stephani Stamper of Grantsville.

Services were held at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, Weston, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Weston Masonic Cemetery.

 

LEOTA GRISSOM

Leota Grissom, 58, of Grafton, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at The Arbors of Marietta.

She was born at Smithville, the daughter of the late Ray and Maxie Merritt Seabolt.

She was a member of VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving are one daughter, Maxie Glenn of Clarksburg; one son, Robert Grissom of Grafton; four brothers, Ron Seabolt of Peniel, Don Seabolt and Jack Seabolt, both of Parkersburg, and Herbert Seabolt of Akron, Ohio; and one sister, Ovia York of Lowellsville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one son, John Grissom, and one brother, Carl Seabolt.

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

 

CONSTANCE SMITH

Constance L. Smith, 65, of Fredericksburg, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Stafford Medical Center, Stafford, Va.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Bonnie B. Adams of Partlow, Va., and the late Roy Anonsen.

She was a 1963 graduate of Calhoun County High School. At age 20, she moved to the Washington, D.C., area and began her career with the FBI Identification Division, where she retired with 30 years of service.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Frederick J. Smith; one brother, Donald Kenneth Adams of Partlow; one sister, Donna Sue Gomez of Spotsylvania, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and friends, Ike and Kathy Morgan of Mannington.

Services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation will be held Sunday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

MAXINE SMITH POWELL

Maxine Smith Powell, 81, of Cutler, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Clarence S. and Nell M. Holpp Smith.

She was a graduate of St. Marys High School and a member of Dale United Methodist Church. She was a founding advisor to Palmers Lads & Lassies 4-H Club and a youth advisor for many years at Oak Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, George S. Powell, whom she married Nov. 29, 1946; three sons, G. Sam Powell of Stockport, Ohio, William F. Powell of Cutler and Daniel J. Powell of Columbia, S.C.; one daughter, Barbara Kidder of Stockport; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Smith of Wartburg, Tenn.; three sisters, Emma J. Garish of Akron, Ohio, Martha Snyder of Wooster, Ohio, and Madylene Hamrick of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Lester and Pete Smith.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Pastor Robin Swinsburg officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Barlow Chapel. Following services at the funeral home, family and friends are invited to a luncheon at Palmer Community Center. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. There will be no public graveside service.

 

DANNY STARCHER

Danny R. Starcher, 66, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Alva and Marilee Starcher of Cremo.

He graduated from Hudson High School in 1961. He retired from Goodyear in 2002 after 41 years of service and was manager of Certified Auto Sales and Gemini Auto Care. He was a past member of Stow Jaycees and Stow Chamber of Commerce, and president of Stow FOPA.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth, three sons, Jeffrey Starcher, Gregory Starcher and Brian Starcher; one daughter, Victoria Ritchie; eight grandchildren; one brother, Claude Starcher; and one sister, June Ruehr.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Lapchynski, and three brothers, Alva, Glen and Clyde Starcher.

A private service was conducted by Rev. Adam Barton at Redmon Funeral Home, Stow, Ohio. Burial was held at the convenience of the family.

 

JAMES DANA BAILEY

James Dana Bailey, 90, of Newton, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Henderson Calvert and Lillie Ann Hunt Bailey.

He retired from Union Carbide Corp., Alloy, in 1980. He was a longtime member of Newton Baptist Church, Newton, where he served many years as Sunday School superintendent.

Surviving are one daughter, Dawne Ann Church of Kerrville, Tex.; one son, Calvin Bailey of Cross Lanes; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia P. Greathouse Bailey; one son, James Dana “Jim” Bailey II; four sisters, Tressie Bailey, Delphia Brannon, Eva Spencer and Dessie Noe; and four brothers, Bruce, Woody, Clifford and H.C. Bailey, Jr.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Newton Baptist Church, Newton, with Rev. Ronald Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Point Cemetery, Newton. Visitation is Thursday, two hours prior to the service, at the church. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

 

BERNARD JAMES McCUMBERS

Bernard James McCumbers, 91, of Rosedale, died at his home on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.

He was the son of the late Galry and Ada Cottrell McCumbers. He was a member of Fairview Church, Lower Nicut.

Surviving are his wife, Rhonda Pearl Cottrell McCumbers; five sons, Darrell McCumbers of Wollwine, Va., Dare McCumbers of Spencer, Denzil McCumbers of Rosedale, Robert Dale McCumbers of Elizabeth and Dwayne McCumbers of Shiloh, Ohio; two daughters, Connie Hardman of Navarre, Ohio, and Sandra McCumbers of Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grand-children; one brother, Galry Jr. McCumbers of Ohio; and three sisters, Gladys Snyder of Ohio, Linda McCumbers of Rosedale and Clara Turner of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Willis McCumbers, and two sisters, Geneva Nicholson and India Drennen.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Cemetery, Bear Run. Visitation will be on Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

EMMA METZ

Emma Metz, 86, of Crummies Creek, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late George and Effie Parsons Metz.

Surviving are two sisters, Mona Hall of Kimbolton, Ohio, and Mattie Keys of Summersville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Shirl, Orval and Don Metz, and one half-brother, Boone Metz.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

EMANUEL ‘Red’ VANNOY

Emanuel “Red” Vannoy, 85, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Odus and Ethel Barr Vannoy.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired mail carrier.

Surviving are one son, John Vannoy of Mt. Zion; one brother, Hale Vannoy of Georgia; five sisters, Juanita Sturm of Grantsville, Pauline Dobbins and Ruth Raybuck of Pennsylvania, Wilma Freed of Tennessee and Virginia King of Orma; and one grandson, Travis Vannoy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna Vannoy, and four brothers, Paul, Delbert, Harold and Oval Vannoy.

In keeping with Mr. Vannoy’s request, the body was cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

NORVAL ROGERS

Norval L. Rogers, 84, of Rock Creek, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Webster County, the son of the late Kenneth and Janie Cottrill Rogers.

Surviving are his children, Timothy Rogers, Rebbecca Rogers, David Rogers and Carol Lemasters; step-children, Richard Eagle, Helen Eagle and Steven Eagle; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Eda, Betty and Minnie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva Rogers; seven brothers, Arlene, Burton, Rome, Otis, George, Orval and June; two sisters, Genevieve and Ellen; and one son, Harold.

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

 

OLIVER BROWN

Oliver D. Brown, 83, of Spencer, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late William Fredrick Brown and Lillie Gross Brown.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a former  truck driver.

Surviving are three sons, Fredrick Brown of Spencer, John Mark Brown of Indianapolis, Ind., and David Allen Brown of Franklin, Ind.; one brother, Russell Brown of Greenville, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zella Mae Brown, and two sisters, Hilda Chance and Olive Ramsey.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

GUY COTTRELL

Guy J. Cottrell, 82, of North Grove, Ind., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Autumn Ridge Nursing Home, Wabash, Ind.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of William Robert and Tilda Ann Marks Cottrell.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the German Occupation Medal. He was a member of North Grove Church.

Surviving are two sons, Earl Robert Cottrell of Amboy, Ind., and Jimmy Darrell Cottrell of Logansport, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Cecil Cottrell of Reedy, Earnest Cottrell of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Shirley Cottrell of North Grove; three sisters, Goldie Rush of Minnora, Effie Mae Wallbrown of Sand Ridge and Zella Murphy of Minnora.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Janieve White Cottrell, on Mar. 10, 2006; two brothers; two sisters; and one grandchild.

Services were held at North Grove Church, with Rev. Blaine Pond officiating. Burial was in Park Lawn Cemetery, Amboy, with military graveside services by Miami County Military Rites Unit.

 

OLETA DYE

Oleta M. Dye, 90, of Spencer, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Wattie A. and Bertha Frederick Burrows.

She was a retired employee of Spencer State Hospital with 20 years of service. She was an active and dedicated member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Spencer, and was a member of Rebekah Lodge, Spencer, where she had served as chaplain and was a Past Worthy Grand Matron.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Dye of Bridgeport and Richard Dye of Cairo; four daughters, Melba Starcher and Karen Nichols, both of Spencer, Phyllis Deel of Washington and Patricia Starcher of Parkersburg; one brother, Myrul Burrows of Cochran-ton, Pa.; two sisters, Juanita Hefler of Parkersburg and Reva Hanshaw of Hinton; 14 grandchildren, including her caregiver, Margie Starcher; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Dye; five brothers, Thurl, Burl, Clifford, Gerald and Earl; and three sisters, Virginia, Geneva and Leota.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Barry Miller officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled Tuesday, 9 a.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

 

FRANKLIN CONLEY

Franklin D. Conley, 72, of Chloe, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Hubbard House, Charleston.

He was the son of the late Earl and Mattie Conley.

He was a Christian and a member of Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Dorma Conley; one grandson, Timothy Tallhammer of Mt. Zion; two great-grandchildren, Wesley and Kaleigh of Mt. Zion; and two brothers, Earl Conley, Jr., of Orma and Shirley Conley of Chloe.

He was preceded in death by one son, Duane Conley; one granddaughter, Felicia; four brothers; and four sisters.

Graveside services were held at Minnora Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating.

 

DAWN JOHNSON

Dawn J. Johnson, 71, of Washington, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Fairmont, the daughter of the late Herman and Gladys Cooper Satterfield.

Surviving are three daughters, Linnie Johnson, Luinna Sherwood and Larene “Sweet Pea” Johnson, all of Washington; one granddaughter; and one sister, Linda L. Skaggs of Grand Junction, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee “Ox” John-son, formerly of Calhoun County, and one daughter, Linda Johnson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Rob Collins officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be in Johnson Family Cemetery, Calhoun County, at the family’s convenience. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

IRENE HATHAWAY

Irene Hathaway, 89, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009.

No other information was received.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family.

 

BONNIE LOU COLLINS

Bonnie Lou Collins, 52, of Alum Bridge, formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Arlen and Edith Westfall Godfrey.

Surviving are her husband, Russell Collins; two sons, Joshua Collins of Elizabeth and Jed Collins of Glenville; and two grand-children.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Daren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Hunt Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

 

HAROLD JUNIOR MILLER

Harold Junior Miller, 80, of Marion, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Heartland of Marion.

He was born in Joker, the son of the late Guy and Martha Adams Miller.

Surviving are his wife, Cletis Johnston Miller, whom he married Aug. 12, 1950; one son, Steven Miller of Marion; five daughters, Vickey Mulvaine of Morral, Ohio, Karen Shiveley of Nevada and Debbie Ewing, Pam Cooper and Tammy Miller, all of Marion; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Miller of Davisville; two sisters, Beulah Crawford of Chloe and Delma Hall of Canton, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Carrie Starcher and Velma Board.

Services were held at Boyd-Born Funeral Home, Marion, with Pastor Riley Powell officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

GENE HALL

Gene L. Hall, 79, of Akron, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late Shirley and Mabel Jarvis Hall.

He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and was a recipient of a Gold Medal and Silver Star. He was a Christian.

Surviving are one brother, Ronald of Orma; three sisters, Dorothy Ice of Belpre, Ohio, Velma Demboski of Beckley and Mary Hunter of College Park, Md.; and friend and caregiver, Edgar Lindsey.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Bernard and Carl, and one sister, Judy.

Services were held at Hummel Funeral Home, Akron. Burial was in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens, with Rev. Becki Bowan-Verbridge officiating.

 

ROBERT ‘Little Bub’ GREATHOUSE

Robert L. “Little Bub” Greathouse, 25, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Kenneth Greathouse of Chloe and the late Rita M. King Greathouse.

He was employed by Phillips and Jordan Co., Knoxville, Tenn.

Surviving in addition to his father are his step-mother, Anita Greathouse; two children, Dominic and Brooklyn Greathouse of Chloe; girlfriend, Carolyn Eller of Chloe; one brother, Ottice Greathouse of Chloe; one step-sister, Kayla Eller of Chloe; and two nephews, Ottice Greathouse, Jr., and Kenneth Greathouse.

Graveside services were held at Murphy Cemetery, Chloe, with Rev. Donald Dawson officiating.

 

MARK DOUGLAS CALTRIDER

Mark Douglas Caltrider, 25, of Parkersburg, died following an auto accident on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.

He was born in Wood County, the son of Scott T. Caltrider of Belleville and Tijwana E. Robinson Huff of Grantsville.

He was a 2003 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and a graduate of International Academy of Design and Technology, Fairmont. He was employed in the produce department at South Parkersburg Kroger Store. He was a member of Baptist Temple, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mariah Newton Caltrider; three sisters, Stephanie Ann Caltrider and Cassondra Nicole Caltrider, both of Zanesville, Ohio, and Savannah Huff of Florida; special aunt, Stephanie Eaton of Belleville; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Owen Richard and Golda Geneva Caltrider.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Larry Dale officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

 

JAMES BOWER

James R. Bower, 66, of Vienna, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James and Audrey Kendall Bower.

He served in the U.S. Army and retired from DuPont after 20 years of service.

Surviving are one son, Michael James Bower of Mineral Wells; two grandsons; two sisters, Delores Germalea Fortney of Waxhaw, N.C., and Kathy Hopkins of Elizabeth; one brother, Jerry Bower of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Norma Lea Cain.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

FREDRICK JUNIOR McINTYRE

Fredrick Junior McIntyre, 71, of Sand Ridge, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Isaac and Ruby A. McIntyre.

He had worked at Preformed Line Products and Dolloff, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, and in the oil fields and at Gatewood Products, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Stephanie Eldred; three grand-children, Rhonda Abbott and Isaac and Alexus Sprouse; two sisters, Shirley Bradley of Vincent, Ohio, and Betty Helfeldt of College Station, Tex.; two brothers, Tom McIntyre of Sand Ridge and Lee McIntyre of Clay; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews

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

 

ARNOLD J. ‘Arnie’ STARCHER

Arnold J. “Arnie” Starcher, 70, of Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009.

He was the son of the late Isaac and Bessie Starcher.

He retired from the Chrysler plant, Twinsburg, Ohio, after 36 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Frances; two sons, Richard and David; one sister, Margaret; four brothers, Tommy, Bob, Ronald and Jim; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Joann; one son, Robert; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Newcomer Funeral Home, Akron, Ohio. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

 

CLEO JACK HALL

Cleo Jack Hall, 74, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, in Elkins.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Cleo Jack Hall and Arminda Bailey Hall.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a timber operator.

Surviving are his wife, Jesse; two sons, Cleo Jack Hall, Jr., of Lexington, Va., and Ted Hall of Millstone; one daughter, Linda K. Hall of North Carolina; four step-daughters, Judy Fellar of Union-town, Ohio, Linda Steinbacker of Kimbolton, Ohio, Roberta Triplett of Rushville, Ohio, and Nancy Thompson of Newark, Ohio; two step-sons, Carl D. Wright Of Akron, Ohio, and Michael Wright of Mogadore, Ohio, four grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; and a former wife, Beulah Mae Hall of Virginia.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Richard Cook officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

 

BROOKS CONLEY

Brooks R. Conley, 86, of Newton, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.

He was born at Uler, Roane County, the son of the late Edward and Bessie Hunt Conley.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Union Carbide Corp., Alloy.

Surviving are four children, Margaret A. Hines of Brooksville, Fla., and Barbara K. McClain, Robert A. Conley and Marilyn J. Conley, all of Newton; seven grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and two brothers, Roy of Mogadore, Ohio, and Charles of Richmond, Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elwanda M. Conley; one son, Gary Brooks Conley; one grandson, Robert A. Conley II; nine brothers, Clyde, William George, Darius, Howard, Spencer, Harold, Jennings, Eugene and Lawrence; and one sister, Geneva Miller.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Gary Drake officiating, and burial in Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana. Visitation was scheduled two hours prior to services at the funeral home.

 

ALLEN RAY NELSON, SR.

Allen Ray Nelson, Sr., 54, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Nella’s Nursing Home, Crystal Springs, where he had resided since 2004.

He was born in Gassaway, the son of the late Maynard E. and Manda C. Martin Nelson.

He attended school in Calhoun County. He had been employed as general laborer in the construction trade.

Surviving are one daughter, Misty Dawn Nelson of Chloe; one son, Alan “A.J.” Nelson of Chloe; three sisters, Betty Lou Sisson and husband Richard of Chloe, Vivian Sue Carmichael and husband Bryan of Ravenswood and Flista Hope Hanshaw and husband Russell of West Salem, Ohio; two brothers, Donald Lee Nelson and wife Martha and Richard Dale Nelson, all of Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harlan E. Nelson and Harley E. Nelson.

At Allen’s request, his body will be cremated.

 

Ronzel Marks

Ronzel L. Marks, 67, of Orma, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James Curtis Marks and Lucy Holcomb Marks.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, a former minister, and a foundry worker in Orrville, Ohio.

Surviving are three sons, Eric Marks of Orma, Jeff Marks of Wooster, Ohio, and Jason Marks of Canton, Ohio; one daughter, Becky Johnson of Michigan; three brothers, Rev. Carl Marks of Arnoldsburg, Lester Marks of North Carolina and Curtis Ray Marks of Orma; four sisters, Kathleen Sohar of Creston, Ohio, Virginia Brady of Greensboro, N.C., Wanda McCumbers of Orma and Vickie Chastain of Shoals, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Marks; three brothers, Darrell, Delmer and Basil and one sister, Rosalee Bennett.

Services will be held Thursday , 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl marks officiating. Burial will be in Elmira Community Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

PATTY LITTLE

Patty J. Little, 43, of Orma, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of C.A. and Waneta Sue Hardway Minney.

She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma, and a volunteer for West Fork Mountaineer 4-H Club.

Surviving in addition to her parents is her husband, Commodore Little.

Services were held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, with Elder George Rose and Elder Richard Westfall officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

MERLE MARTIN

Merle Martin, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late George and Esther Cottrell.

She was a homemaker and provided child care.

Surviving are one son, Doug Martin of Diamond, Ohio; two daughters, Sherry Ackerman of Canton, Ohio, and Laura Pringle of Edinburg, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia White of Masontown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 2005, and six siblings.

Services were held at Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, Ohio, with Pastor Larry Baldridge officiating. Burial was in Palmyra West Cemetery.

 

ERNESTINE GAINER

Ernestine E. Gainer, 73, of White Pine, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James and Delta Starcher Burrows.

Surviving are her husband, Garrett H. Gainer; two daughters, Jeannetta Bruso of Apopka, Fla., and Karen Fliger of Ravenna, Ohio; four sons, Michael Gainer and Randall Gainer, both of Grantsville, Jeffrey Gainer of Mogadore, Ohio, and Kenneth Gainer of Doylestown, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Coleman Gene Burrows and Howard Burrows, and one sister, Deana Ayers.

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

 

DAVID BARR HATHAWAY

David Barr Hathaway, 84, of Bexley, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Fred S. and Eva Dye Hathaway.

He was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II and earned two bachelors degrees and an MA at West Virginia University before moving to Columbus, Ohio, in 1956 to work for Franklin County Schools. He served as a school psychologist and later as assistant superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, retiring after 31 years. He led a dance band during his college years, and was later a member of Humboldt Glee Club, Scottish Rite Choir, and Bexley United Methodist Church Choir. He was a lifetime member of Eureka Lodge, AF&AM, Grantsville, and Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Joyce; two sons, Phillip and Mark; two daughters, Pam McKinley and Rosemary Bredehoft; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Hathaway Kirby, and one brother, Dr. Frederick H. Hathaway.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Bexley U.M. Church. Private burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the church.

 

WILLIAM DOVE COTTRILL

William Dove Cottrill, 90, of Rosedale, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late General George Cottrill and Freda Dillon Cottrill.

He was a timberman and pipeline construction worker.

Surviving are five children, Karen Lietz of Parkersburg, Shirley Schmidt of Elyria, Ohio, Gene Cottrill and Steven Joe Cottrill, both of Rosedale, and Judy Cottrill of Wooster, Ohio; three brothers, Don Cottrill and Glen Cottrill, both of Rosedale, and Eugene Cottrill of Newbury, Ohio; two sisters, Ruth Kirk of Newbury and Merle Jarvis of Gassaway; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Mae Norman Cottrill; one son, Harry Cottrill; one granddaughter, Amelia Nicole Cottrill; one sister, Vena Clark; and one brother, Orville Dale Cottrill.

At Mr. Cottrill’s request, there were no services.

 

THOMAS KRUGMAN

Thomas A. Krugman, 48, of Painted Post, N.Y., formerly of Munday, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in Grantsville.

He was born in Elyria, Ohio, the son of the late Norman and Betty Maze Krugman.

He graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He was a project manager in Green Laser Division of Corning, Inc., Corning, N.Y., and former mechanical engineer at Corning Consumer Products Division of Corning, Inc., Charleroi, Pa., and Anchor Hocking Glass Co., Lancaster, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Rhonda L. Stump Krugman, two sons, Zachary and Ethan, and one daughter, Emily, all of Painted Post; one brother, Mark Krugman of Little Hocking, Ohio; three sisters, Gail Krugman of Grantsville, Marsha Krugman of Pennsboro and Linda Mackey of Lexington, Ken.; maternal grandmother, Nona  Maze of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Law and Rev. Roger G. McKee officiating. Burial will be in Maze Cemetery, Munday. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

LENA IREDA TINGLER HARDMAN

Lena Ireda Tingler Hardman, 73, of Nobe, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at her home.

She was born at Big Springs, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Nettie Richards Tingler.

Surviving are one son, Edward Hardman of Monongahela, Pa.; three daughters, Lena Kathryn Whipkey and Carolyn Sue Cunningham, both of Grantsville, and Rose Maxine Frederick of Harrisville; two brothers, Orval and Alvin Tingler; three sisters, Margaret Cox, Oleta Wilt and Dorothy Dye; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roma, Arlie and Ona Tingler; one sister, Velda Kelly; and one granddaughter, Rachelle Renee Nelson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating, and burial in Big Springs Cemetery.

 

LONA COTTRELL FALLS

Lona Cottrell Falls, 73, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Ray and Louisa Coger Cottrell.

Surviving are one daughter, Sheila Butler of Big Bend; one son, Duane Falls of Binghamton, N.Y.; two sisters, Pauline Miller of Spencer and Madeline Ortschied of Akron, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Falls; one sister, Orpha Ortschied; and two grandsons, Derrick Shelley and Brent Butler.

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

 

BRENDA SUE CAIN

Brenda Sue Cain, 63, of Grantsville, died Friday, Nov. 20, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Spencer, the daughter of the late Hershel and Edith Tanner Whiting.

She had attended Boggs Fork Baptist Church and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Cain; two sons, Mark Cain and Eric Cain, both of Grantsville; one sister, Linda Stalnaker of Palestine; three brothers, Steve Whiting and Romie Whiting, both of Spencer, and Donzel Whiting of Ripley; and eight grand-children, April McCallister, Heaven Cain, Tangie Cain, Josh Cain, Bailey Cain, Riley Cain, Nicholas Cain and Abby Cain.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Albert E. Cain officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Spencer.

 

BRIAN KEITH FLUHARTY

Brian Keith Fluharty, 45, of Big Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at his home.

He was the son of James Delmas Fluharty and the late Mildred Richards Fluharty. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Teresa Dawn Wilson Fluharty; one sister, Shelvia Jones of Big Springs; and one niece, Erica Nicole Jones of Big Springs.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Fluharty, and grandparents, James and Minnie Fox Fluharty and Lemon and Clara Lewis Richards.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Epling officiating, and burial in Fluharty Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

DONNA PITTMAN BAKER

Dortha M. Pittman Baker, 88, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System’s long term care unit.

She was born in Bellsville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arthur O. and Bearyl O. Miller Pittman.

She was a member of 1st Christian Church, Ravenna, Ohio.

Surviving are three sons, Herbert Baker and wife Joan of Tallmadge, Ohio, Raymond Baker and wife Kathy of Grantsville and Ronald Baker and wife Becky of Ravenna; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one brother, Roul Pittman of Wester-ville, Ohio, and five sisters, Hazel Pittman of Bellsville, Ohio, Nealie Enghauph of Canton, Ohio, Eva Decker of Rootstown, Ohio, Grace Baker of New Mexico and Betty Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Baker, in 2007, and one daughter, Phyliss Porter.

Services were held at Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Perry Mattern officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna.

 

ARLES WILLIAM ‘Bill’ TRUMAN

Arles William “Bill” Truman, 84, of Morgantown, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Oka, the son of the late George and Lula Hughes Truman.

He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and attended Potomac State College and West Virginia University, and earned a B.S. degree in social work in 1949. He retired after 39 years as an underwriter and manager at Prudential Insurance Co. in 1987. He was a member of American Free and Accepted Masons, Joseph Summers Lodge #173, Morgantown, and a 45-year member of Spruce Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Betty Lee Hawse Truman; two sons, William M. Truman of Souderton, Pa., and James B. Truman of Westover; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Guiser of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Denver Truman, and three sisters, Oeta Harold, Ola Truman and Alma Smith.

Services were held at Spruce Street U.M. Church, Morgantown, with Rev. Dr. John E. Allen officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Lost River.

 

VERE ‘Buster’ HOSKINS

Vere “Buster” Hoskins, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James A. and Lydia Whytsell Hoskins.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Iva; three sons, Larry Hoskins of Ripley and Bradley Hoskins and Jeff Hoskins, both of Arnoldsburg; five daughters, Sharon Monday of Kenna, Nancy O’Brien of St. Albans, Jeanne Wagoner of Sand Ridge and Cindy Cottrell and Melissa Hoskins, both of Arnoldsburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Stanley A. Hoskins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

 

DELFORD BURROWS, SR.

Delford Burrows, Sr., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008.

Per his wish, his body was donated for medical research.

Graveside service will be held at Hunt Cemetery, Norman Ridge, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.

 

EDWARD KNOTTS

Edward C. Knotts, 83, of Walker, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late C.A. and Eva Campbell Knotts.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He and his wife operated Knotts Store, Leachtown, for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Peggy Wilson Knotts; one son, David Knotts of Canton; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Edward C. Knotts, and two sisters, Betty Papas and Iris Douglas.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.

 

ROBERT ‘Bob’ LYDICK

Robert “Bob” Lydick, 72, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Ernest and Waneta Whipkey Lydick.

He was a 1955 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from DuPont Washington Works. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Riggs Lydick; one daughter, Lisa Marks of Belpre, Ohio; two sisters, Karen Crawford of Columbus, Ohio, and Sharon Sampson of Grantsville; one grandson; and special friends, Connie and John Asbury.

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

 

ROGER WEAVER

Roger L. Weaver, 65, of Parkersburg, formerly of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Harrisville, the son of the late Ava V. Weaver Naylor and step-son of the late Edward N. Naylor.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Weaver; one daughter, Kathlene Ann Jean Garrett; six brothers, Fredrick Naylor of Salem, Ohio, Paul Naylor of Waverly, Arley Naylor of Rockport, Harley Naylor of Mineral Wells, John Naylor of Salineville, Ohio, and William “Bill” Naylor of Salem, Ohio; five sisters, Shirley Moore of East Rochester, Ohio, Phyllis Simmons of Ravenswood, Louisa “May” Cottle of Parkersburg, Lura Naylor of Parkersburg and Patricia “Pat” Byers of Belpre, Ohio; one uncle, Bernard Weaver of Glenville; two aunts, Mae Jennings of Grantsville and Ova Bragg of Big Springs; five grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael “Mike” Naylor and Emmett J. “Jeff” Naylor; one sister, Thelma G. Naylor; grandmother, Delphia Weaver; one uncle, Johnie Weaver; and one aunt, Mary Yoak.

His wishes were to have no funeral and no family viewing and to be cremated.

 

GEORGIA CONNALLY JORDAN

Georgia Connally Jordan, 84, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Gold City Convalescent Home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Geoffrey and Sarah Siers Connally.

She was a homemaker and a member of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Robinson of Dawsonville, Ga., and Pattee Taylor of Cottageville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jack Jordan.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Steve Inman officiating, and burial in Jackson County Memory Gardens. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.

 

HOMER DAUGHERTY

Homer A. Daugherty, 93, of Cambridge, Ohio, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Newcomerstown, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas and Eva Daugherty and step-son of the late Edith Daugherty.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Greyhound and Cambridge-Southern with 32 years of service. He was a former post commander of American Legion 21, member of Moriah Lodge 38, AF&AM, former worthy patron of Wetzel Chapter, Eastern Star 27, all of Spencer, member of Knights Templar and Royal Arch Masons, Ravenswood, and life member of VFW Post 5783.

Surviving are one son, Daniel Daugherty of Cambridge; two daughters, Jean Daugherty and Judith Bishard, both of Cambridge; 12 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Pearl Greathouse Daugherty on June 11, 2001; one daughter, Peggy Conner; one brother, Paul Daugherty; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, with Pastor Martin Hennessey and Rev. James Dull officiating, and burial in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, with military graveside services by Guernsey County Veterans Council.

 

SHARON WILLIAMS

Sharon S. Williams, 56, of Fleming, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Alice Richards Cunningham of Big Bend and the late Frank Cunningham.

She was a 1972 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was a homemaker and worked in various health care facilities.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Chester Paul Williams, formerly of Grantsville; five children, Gary, Chester, Chassity, Chad and Kalianna Williams; and five grand-children, Trevor, Hayden, Matthew, Tessa and C.J. Williams.

Memorial services were held at Calvary Community Church, with Rev. Kenneth Fullerton officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 4492 Anderson Road, Fleming, OH 45729.

 

EILEEN FOGLE GEORGE

Eileen Fogle George, 81, of Vienna, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Russett, the daughter of the late Linn and Nellie D. Cosner Fogle.

She was a self-taught jewelry and metalsmith.

Surviving are two daughters, Tamara Sue George of Marietta, Ga., and Monica Hess of Vienna; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Doris Nicholas of Dunbar and Macel O’Brien of Midland, Tex.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny N. George.

Private family graveside service was held at Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

PAMELA ABNER

Pamela Abner, 45, of Creston, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at her residence.

She was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dottie Abner of Marion and the late Gilbert Abner.

She had worked as a certified nursing assistant, including at SunBridge Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her boyfriend, Buck Smith of Creston; two daughters, Ryan Jones of Fairmont and Destiny Jones of Creston; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Abner and Jeffery Abner, both of Ohio; one sister, Stephanie Winters of Indiana; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one infant sister and one grand-child.

Memorial service will be held later by the family.

 

ORA WAGONER

Ora F. Wagoner, 93, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at The Inn at Medina Assisted Living, Medina, Ohio.

He was the son of the late Charlie and Jane Wagoner.

Surviving are two sisters, Margie Sims and Nellie Sims; three brothers, Paul, Ernest and Hatzell; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Iona; one daughter, Deborah; one son, Warren; four brothers, Delmas, Irvin, Olan and Carl; and one sister, Leona.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Spruce Hollow Community Church, Big Bend, with Charlene Spaur officiating. Visitation will be Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

 

LEON WRIGHT

Leon Wright, 80, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility.

He was born in Calhoun County.

Surviving is his wife, Karen L. Linger Wright.

There will be no visitation or service.

 

LEOTA BELLE McCLAIN

Leota Belle McClain, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Colonial Place, Elkins, where she had lived for six years.

She was born at White Pine, the daughter of the late Bud and Ora Mae Johnson Kelley.

She attended Calhoun County schools and worked for many years as a cook at Grantsville Graded School. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Clarksburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Shelia Kandes Crawford of Elkins; one granddaughter, Stephanie Elin Haynes and husband Voras of Elkins; and one great-grandson, Nicholas Crawford Haynes of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin S. McClain, whom she married on May 25, 1943; one son, Craig S. McClain; son-in-law, D. Stephen Crawford; one great-granddaughter, Lillie Katherine Haynes; two brothers, Fred Kelley and Orville Kelley; and five sisters, Georgia Plant, Greta Whipkey, Nola Kight, Audrey Greathouse and Herma Winchester.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Tomblyn Funeral Home Chapel, Elkins, with Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. The family will receive friends at the home of Helen Morris following the burial.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Northern Regional Office Alzheimer’s Association, 1299 Pinewood Dr., Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.

 

ETHEL MARIE ALLEN WALDECK

Ethel Marie Allen Waldeck, 94, of Columbus, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late William and Emma Bailey Allen.

She was a Dept. of Defense worker during World War II in Parkersburg, and later worked for General Motors, Columbus, Ohio. She was a former member of Southeast Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

Surviving are her son, Thomas; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Blake Allen; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross; five sisters, Chloe, Ressie, Nell, Juanita and Ann; and one brother, Rex.

Services were held at Cotner Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre, Ohio.

 

HOWARD CHARLES ‘Chuck’ TOEPFER

Howard Charles “Chuck” Toepfer II, 71, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, in Boca Raton, Fla.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Dr. Howard C. Toepfer and Jean Mersch Toepfer.

He was a graduate of Linsly Military Academy, Wheeling, where he was a wrestler and marksman. He served in the Coast Guard Reserves as Seaman First Class in 1961. He planned to follow his father into medicine, but the love of fast cars from riding in his father’s XJ6 Jaguars and Lamborghini took hold. While attending Indiana School of Technology and studying mechanical engineering, his parents built a home in Florida. After marrying, the family settled in South Florida in 1966. After an accident that rendered him a paraplegic, he became a well-known marathoner though confined to a wheelchair.

Surviving are his wife, Yvette; two sons, Jeffrey and Devon; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Emily.

In keeping with his instructions, his ashes will be scattered in the spring on top of Spruce Knob in West Virginia.

 

HARRIETT VIRGINIA RICHARDS CLEGG

Harriett Virginia Richards Clegg, 64, of Glenville, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late David M. and Gertrude P. Richardson Richards.

She retired in 1994 after many years of service at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are one sister, Garnet McCrady of Parkersburg; one daughter, Teresa Lydick of Glenville; three sons, Christopher Clegg of Marietta, Ohio, and Charles R. Clegg and David M. Clegg, both of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Clegg, Jr.; one son, Thomas Clegg, three brothers, Thomas Richards, Norman Richards and David Richards; and three sisters, Gladys Clegg, Ila Marshall and Goldie Coe.

Private family service will be held later.

 

GRACE LOUISE HOWARD STALNAKER

Grace Louise Howard Stalnaker, 85, of Marietta, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Carl and Callie Collins Howard.

She won a Golden Horseshoe in 1938 while attending Grantsville Graded School. She graduated with honors from Glenville State College in 1967 and taught in the Orange County, Fla., school system for 21 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Marietta, involved with Sunday School and Mission Circle. She was a member of Glenville Chapter of Order of Eastern Star and Alpha Delta Kappa educational sorority.

Surviving are one daughter, Becky Archer of Marietta; three granddaughters; one sister, Eloise Bower of Eustis, Fla.; two brothers, George Howard of Altoona, Fla., and Carl Thomas Howard of Summerville, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews, including special niece, Linda Staley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Stalnaker, Jr.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Marietta, with Rev. David Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport. Memorial service will be held at Glenwood Retirement Community at an unannounced date.

 

ERNESTINE BALL

Ernestine Ball, 75, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Fred and Ethel Snider Ball.

She was a homemaker and member of VFW Post 5959 Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are one son, Phillip Ball; three sisters, Freda Whytsell, Delores Byrd and Emma Lee Moss; two brothers, Adrian Ball and Ernest Ball; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Ball, Jr., and Wilford Ball.

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

 

LEONARD POWELL, SR.

Leonard C. Powell, Sr., 56, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Ira and Opal Powell.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville. He had served as a volunteer for the Calhoun County Wood Festival and the Calhoun county commission.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Powell; children, Leonard Powell, Timmy Powell and Kimmy and Curt Pettry; step-daughters, Debbie King and Patti and Kenny Gainer; grandchildren, Tara Powell, Tiffany Powell, Brandon Powell, Brittany Hannah, Colby Pettry, Brianna Powell, Keyana Pettry, Levi Gainer and Leah Gainer; siblings, Carolyn Allen Leisure, Ira Powell, Jr., and Thelma King; step-brother, James Smith; and step-sister, Hazel O’Kuly.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Meadows, Evert Powell, James Powell and Locie Hicks; step-mother, Winifred Powell; and the family who raised him, Frankie and Burdell (Popeye) Harris.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher officiating, and burial in Vaught Chapel, Leachtown. Visitation was scheduled from 4 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

 

ARTHUR ‘Lee’ MORRIS

Arthur “Lee” Morris, 66, of Chloe, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at his home.

He was the son of the late Raymond Wesley and Phyllis Marie Morris of Niles, Mich.

He was retired from Clark Equipment Corp., Buchanan, Mich., and attended Egypt Chapel Church, Spencer.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur Lee Morris, Jr., and Tony Wayne Morris, both of Niles; one daughter, Julia Elizabeth Elmore of Charleston; two brothers, Ray Morris of New Port, Fla., and George Morris of Texas; three sisters, Marge Sherwood, Lena Young and Norma Arnold, all of Niles; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Morris, and for sisters, Marie Weaver, Mary Graham, June Standiford and JoAnn Ericson.

The body was cremated. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m., at Egypt Chapel Cemetery, Spencer. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

 

SUE McCOY

Sue M. McCoy, 85, of Goose Creek, S.C., formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at her home.

She was born in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Aubrey and Irene Snider White.

Prior to her retirement, she was owner and operator of Calhoun Insurance Agency and a member of the Calhoun County Bank board of directors. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two sons, John F. McCoy of Goose Creek and Dr. J. Michael McCoy of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Meredith Leigh Morris of Morgantown, Lauren Suzanne Shellberg of Golden, Colo., and Patrick Michael McCoy of Knoxville; one sister, Ann Hersman of Spencer; two nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Arden McCoy; her second husband, Plummer A. Rush; and two brothers, Billy Gene White and Jack L. White.

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

 

ZOE POWELL

Zoe Powell, 101, of Roanoke, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009,

She was born in Calhoun County. She was a poet and storywriter and taught Sunday School in Arnoldsburg for many years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Louise Powell Hays of Roanoke; one grandson, Colonel (Retired) Mark Warren Hays of Salt Lake City, Utah; one granddaughter, Rev. Melissa Hays-Smith of Roanoke; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurl Charles Powell, in 1987, and an infant daughter, June.

Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Albert’s Chapel Cemetery, Sandridge, for family only. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Albert’s Chapel, Sandridge, and Louisa Chapel, Arnoldsburg.

 

BETTY RICHARDS COLLINS

Betty Richards Collins, 80, of Belpre, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at her home.

She was born at Big Bend, the daughter of the late Leonard and Ruth Eagle Richards.

She and her husband were the owners and operators of Linger Longer Restaurant, Little Hocking, Ohio, for several years. She was a member of Center Point Church, Little Hocking, and has attended Veto Gospel Tabernacle, Vincent, Ohio.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Collins of Belpre and Tim Collins of Vincent; one daughter, Shiela Graham of Vincent; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Thomas J. Collins; one son, Gary L. Collins; and one brother, Gale Richards.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Jack Berry officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

 

GLENN POLING

Glenn C. Poling, 85, of Norton, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009.

He was the son of the late William C. and Erma Poling.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and retired from Babcock and Wilcox with 40 years of service. He was a member of Norton Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Emma Lee Bonin, JoAnn Haymaker and Nora Wilson; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grand-children; one brother, Waitman Darl Poling; and one sister, Edith Boatright.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June, and one sister, Elladene.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with Pastor Dwight Strickland officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, with military honors conducted by Firestone VFW 3383.

 

FRANCES KNOTTS

Frances L. Knotts, 74, of Auburndale, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, of cancer.

She was born at Stinson and attended school in Calhoun County. She was co-owner of a tax business with her husband for 38 years.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Harry Knotts; two sons, Danny E. Knotts and Garry W. Knotts, both of Auburndale; one daughter, Susan Dirr of Powder Springs, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Auburndale Memorial Park.

 

RUSSELL METZ

Russell D. Metz, 55, of Lawrenceville, Ill., formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Lawrence Community Health Care Center, Bridgeport, Ill.

He was born in Barberton, Ohio, the son of the late Clyde and Virginia Metz.

He was an oil field driller.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Rita Metz; four sons, Randy Metz of Coolville Ohio, Russ Metz of St. Francisville Ill., and Jeff Metz and C.R. Metz, both of Lawrenceville; one daughter, Missy of West Liberty, Ill.; one brother, Eugene Metz of Thornton; two sisters, Barb Hicks and Carolyn Metz, both of Spencer; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard, and one sister, Connie.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

MARGARET IRENE BUSH DUNBAR

Margaret Irene Bush Dunbar, 84, of Vienna, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Morgantown, the daughter of the late Arley and Iva Boyce Bush.

She was a 1943 graduate of Parkersburg High School, received A.B. and B.S. degrees in art and home economics at Glenville State College, did graduate work at WVU and OSU, received a masters degree in education and home economics from Marshall College, and doctorial studies in art history at University of Virginia. She was an art historian and calligrapher. She retired after 34 years teaching elementary through college. She started in a one-room school, 1944-1945, at Rowles Run, Calhoun County. She was active in Scouts for 20 years as a leader and instructor, and was a national campaign advisor and charter member of the Republican National Committee. She was a Methodist, but had attended South Parkersburg Baptist Church since 1985.

Surviving are two daughters, Charlotte Roberts of Parkersburg and Colleen Dunbar of Boonsboro, Md.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Christine Miner of Boaz, Roberta Wunderluck of Ohio and Donna Grogg of Glenville; and two brothers, Donald Bush of Tanner and Cletus Bush of Boaz.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Mayford Dunbar, in 1998; her first husband, Wayne Ullom, in 1945; three brothers, James, Robert and Richard Bush; and three sisters, Mildred Yoak, Lois Carpenter and Ruby Weaver.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Joe Busch officiating, and burial in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown.

 

JOEL ROWH

Joel M. Rowh, 64, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Rev. Harley and Nelvia Rowh.

He retired as a machinist for Babcock & Wilcox after 36 years of service. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Faye; one son, Greg of Akron; one sister, Donna Hickman of Clinton, Ohio; and many friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Rowh.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Hopkins Lawver Akron Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, with Pastor Dale R. Gharky officiating, and burial in Hillside Memorial Park. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

HILDA HALL

Hilda R. Hall, 87, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009.

She was born at Sand Ridge, the daughter of the late Ferrell and Maude Bourne Altizer.

Surviving are one sister, Zoe Powell of Roanoke, Va., and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating.

 

DONALDINE VANHORN

Donaldine Vanhorn, 83, of Normantown, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Cledith and Lucille Marshall Heater.

She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are several cousins, including W.D. Marshall, Myrna Peters, Marilyn Evans and Richard Marshall, and those with whom she lived, Larry and Gail Butler.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert A. Vanhorn, on Nov. 11, 2007.

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

 

FRANCES MOWREY

Frances C. Mowrey, 83, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Garnet and Fannie Hersman.

She retired as a seamstress from Misty Manufacturing.

Surviving are three daughters, Elaine “Jerry” Satow, Marsha Blagg and Janet Brown; one son, David Mowrey; one sister, Lovern Bragg; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Cephas Mowrey, Jr., on Aug. 3, 2001, and six brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

 

EMMA RUTH PARSONS CHENOWETH

Emma Ruth Parsons Chenoweth, 93, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Manderville and Dora Keith Parsons.

She attended North Parkers-burg Baptist Church. She was a cook and cake decorator.

Surviving is one son, Robert L. Chenoweth of Dallas, Tex.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurl Ray Chenoweth; one daughter, Mary Etta Chenoweth Jones; four brothers, Gordon Parsons, Robert Parsons, Milliard Parsons and Wilbur Parsons; and three sisters, Ruby Crawford, Eulalah Bennett and Marie Parsons.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Towner officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

 

MILDRED BATES

Mildred Bates, 92, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Fred W. and Arminta (Minty) Stump Burroughs.

She attended Calhoun County High School. In 1937, she married Thurl Kendall and daughter, Betty Louise, was born. In 1944, she married Clarence E. Simpson and daughter, Judith Ann, was born. She worked in the health care field as a nurse for Dr. Toepher and at Calhoun General Hospital. In 1970, she married Donald H. Bates. After his death in 1972, she moved to Parkersburg. In 2004, to recuperate from pneumonia, she moved to Sierra Vista to live with her daughter, Betty Newman.

Others surviving are daughter, Judith Hupp of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thurl (Abe) and Elton (Buck) Burroughs, and one sister, Vista Gainer.

Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Camden Avenue Church of Christ, 2900 Camden Ave., Parkersburg, followed by a short graveside service at 3 p.m. at Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Valor Hospice Care, 500 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. Arrangements are being handled by Hatfield Funeral Home, Sierra Vista, and Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

 

LORAINE RICHARDS PURSLEY

Loraine L. Richards Pursley, 71, of Big Bend, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Mack and Geraldine Taylor Richards.

Surviving are three sons, Michael Pursley and David Pursley, both of South Carolina, and Donald Pursley of West Virginia; one daughter, Malinda Lamb of Virginia; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jamie Cecil Pursley; two brothers; five sisters; and eight half-brothers and sisters.

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

 

JUNE SNIDER HOLLAND

June Snider Holland, 78, of Falls View, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Burl L. and Ada Maze Snider.

She received training as a registered nurse at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, and served as a school nurse in Fayette County. She was a member of Falls View Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder. She helped at Fayette Food Pantry and Montgomery Presbyterian Church  clothes closet. She was a Past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star, Guiding Star Chapter 72 and Kanawha Chapter 38.

Surviving are one son, Rev. John S. Holland III of Pt. Pleasant; two daughters, Sally Holland Kline of Minneapolis, Minn., and Flora Holland McCarthy of Gastonia, N.C.; one sister, Joan Myers of Parkersburg; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Holland, Jr.

Services were held at Falls View Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Joan Stewart officiating. Burial was in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Order of Eastern Star service was conducted at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

 

COZETTA MAE CRADDOCK SMITH

Cozetta Mae Craddock Smith, 88, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.  

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Andy and Josie Stutler Craddock.

Surviving are one son, Albert “Bim” Smith and wife Louann of Grantsville; two daughters, Mary J. Ball and Lillie Mae Smith, both of Grantsville; five grandchildren, Joey Smith, Christopher Todd Smith, Jamalee Smith, Danny Ball and Mike Ball; four great-grandchildren, Alex Ball, Brooke Smith, Greg Smith and Doug Smith; two step-grandchildren, Jessica Matheny and John Burton; and two step-great-grandchildren, Cassie Richards and Hannah Gray.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert M. Smith; two sisters, Virgie Craddock and Alma Ward; and special nephew, Bryan Ward, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in King Knob Cemetery.

 

ELLEN MARIE McKOWN

Ellen Marie McKown, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at the home of her niece, Shirley Jett.

She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late Grover and Stella Matheny Houchin.

She resided in Doylestown, Ohio, and Arnoldsburg. She retired from B.F. Goodrich and attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Surviving are one brother, Grover Cleveland Houchin, Jr., of Beech; one sister, Opal Jett of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald McKown and John Mathews; two brothers, Forrest and Clyde Houchin; and four sisters, Ruth Simmons, Eula Kearns, Madge McKown and Bernice Laughlin.

Services were held at Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, Doylestown, Ohio, with Pastor William J. Moore officiating. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

DALLAS CARPENTER

Dallas A. Carpenter, 78, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Austin and Mae Davis Carpenter.

He retired from Consolidated Gas after 33 years of service. He was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church, Big Bend, and had been a trustee and a member of Builders for Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Wanda Lee Sears Carpenter; two brothers, Donald Carpenter of Spencer and Danny Carpenter of Sutton; one niece, Sherry Heldman of Grantsville; and three nephews, Tim, Tommy and Jeff Carpenter, all of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Joyce Ann Carpenter, and one nephew, Terry Carpenter.

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

 

NOAH LEE ‘Sonny’ KNICLEY

Noah Lee “Sonny” Knicley, 67, of Spencer, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Anthony Earl Knicley and Ona Mae McCumbers Knicley.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Jean Knicley; four sons, Russell Sams of Parkersburg, Russell Knicley of Orma, William Knicley of Nicut and Donald L. Knicley of Sand Ridge; one daughter, Belva Janita Nichols of Orma; two brothers, Larry Dale Knicley of Pennsylvania and William Boyd Knicley of Mt. Run; four sisters, Darlene Starcher of Pennsylvania, Wavalene McCoy of Nicut, Elva Jean Hickman of Orma and Belva Nichols of Ohio; 31 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Earl Junior Knicley of Spencer; one brother, James Knicley; and five sisters, Donnie Knicley, Virgie Fisher, Bonnie Knicley, Loretta Knicley and Deloris Summers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jack Roberts officiating, and burial in Knicley Cemetery, Elmira. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

DAVID ROBERT HANCOCK

David Robert Hancock, 82, of Ravenswood, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, with 38 years of service. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and a member of Coventry-Akron Lodge #83, AF&AM, Akron.

Surviving are one sister, Jeanne Dunn of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and his loving companion, Tressie Metheney of Ravenswood.

He was preceded in death by 26 bothers and sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Masonic graveside rites.

 

MARJORIE BARNETT

Marjorie E. Barnett, 64, of Looneyville, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Nettie Nida King.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Martha Hays Smith of Arnolds-burg and Lisa Delaney of Spencer; one son, William Travis Hays of Looneyville; one sister, Rosalie Horner of Portsmouth, Ohio; two brothers, Bud King of Left Hand and Rex King of Pigeon; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl G. “Sandy” Barnett, and one daughter, Marcia Drake.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. “Mike” King officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Newton.

 

NELLIE LEONE DORNAK

Nellie Leone Dornak, 82, of Lake Charles, La., died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at her home.

She was  born in Smithville, the daughter of the late Clarence E. Simpson, Sr., and Sylvia Pearl Tingler Simpson.

She was a 1944 graduate of Harrisville High School.

Surviving are two daughters, Sylvia Xantippi Nollet of Epping, N.H., and Cynthia Elizabeth Dornak of Lake Charles; three grandchildren; one half-sister, Judith Ann Hupp of Parkersburg; seven nieces, Nadine Stafford of New Mexico, Venus Byrd and Vonda Furr of Smithville, Vicki Jones and Christina Jones of Big Springs, Cathryn Simpson of Texas and Billie Lee Simpson of Walker; and three nephews, James Stafford of Akron, Ohio, Christopher Simpson of Norfolk, Va., and William Lee Simpson II of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Katherine Sue Carroll, Oct. 21, 1950; two brothers, Clarence E. “Junior” Simpson, Jr., and William Lee “Bill” Simpson; and one sister, Betty L. Stafford.

She was cremated and her ashes were buried next to her daughter in Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, on Aug. 21.

 

SUE ANN WHITED MAHER

Sue Ann Whited Maher, 60, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Cleveland Clinic.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of Mary Riley Whited of Parkersburg and the late G. Glen Whited.

She was a 1967 graduate of Parkersburg High School and retired from G.E. Plastics. She formerly worked for Bureau of Public Debt and Barker Insurance.

Surviving in addition to her mother are three brothers, Larry Whited of Grantsville, Dana Whited of Mineral Wells and Roger Whited of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Gene Waybright officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

 

PERRY LEO RICHARDS

Perry Leo Richards, 54, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at his home.

Surviving are his wife, Debbie Thomas Richards; children, Lisa and Michael Richards of Grantsville, Tamara and Tommy Richards of Cleveland, Ohio, and special daughter, Crystal Bell of Brohard; four sisters, Anna Mae Richards Music of Pt. Pleasant, Charlotte Ford Shaffer of Cleveland, Sadie “Tiny” Cunningham of Parkersburg and Dessall “Sitter” Starcher of Barberton, Ohio; four brothers, Denny Paul Ford of Pennsylvania and Larry, Ronzel and Denver Richards, all of Big Bend; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ola Lee “Pook” Richards Triplett; two sisters, Dorothy “Dottie” Richards and Patricia “Patty” Richards Knight; two brothers, DeWayne Ford and Charles Richards; grandparents, Maggie “Dude” and Desmoin Richards, who raised him and whom he lovingly called Mommy and Daddy; and his first wife, Patty of Cleveland.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Norman Ridge Church Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home. The family was scheduled to receive friends at the home of Lisa Richards after the services.

 

ROBERT GEORGE ‘Bob’ NUTTER

Robert George “Bob” Nutter, 87, of Coolville, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George Stewart and Ruth Francis Boice Nutter.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in Pearl Harbor, and a retired Laborer for Union Local 1085.

Surviving are five daughters, Donna Jean Godfrey, Sherlin Smith, Sheila Sams, Patty Haning and Maxine Headley; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grand-children; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Nutter; two sisters, Maxine Husk and Florence Sheets; and one brother, Clay Nutter.

Services were held at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, with Missy Dailey officiating. Burial was in Stewart Cemetery, Hockingport, Ohio.

 

BABY BOY FREDERICK

Baby Boy Frederick, infant son of Michael and Stacy Poling Frederick of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are grandparents, Michael and Nancy Whipkey and Greg and Angie Frederick; two aunts, Amanda Frederick and Jamie Frederick; two uncles, Jeremy Poling and Greg Frederick; great-grandparents, Ruth Poorman, George and Patty Frederick, Hester Curry and Shirley Poling; and a cousin.

He was preceded in death by one uncle, Michael Whipkey III; great-grandparents, Don and Sally Whipkey, Richard Poorman, Ralph Whipkey, Sr., and Carol Poling; and one great-uncle, Bob Whipkey.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion Chapel Cemetery, Brohard, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating.

 

WALTER KERBY

Walter D. Kerby, 74, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Loney Kerby and Effie Cunningham Kerby.

He was a 1954 graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended Glenville State College where he received a teaching certificate. He taught at Little Creek and Pine Alley schools. He retired from American General Life Insurance Co. after 25 years. He attended Big Island Run Church and performed with Calhoun Cousins music group.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty Kerby; one daughter, Kathy Boston of Ellenboro; one son, Gregory Alan Kerby of Elizabeth; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Jack Kerby and Gladiola (Dot) Davis, infant brother and sister.

Services were held at Matheny-Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Charles Leisure and Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker.

 

MILDRED MAYNE

Mildred D. Mayne, 89, of Cottageville, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Holly Benton and Myrtle May Nichols Batton.

She retired from Kellwood Co. with over 30 years of service, and was a former employee of Cabin Creek Quilts.

Surviving are two sons, Jack Batten of Pt. Pleasant and John Mayne of Spencer; one brother, Virgil Batten of Elizabeth; one sister, Audra Metz of Chippewa-on-the-Lake, Ohio; eight grand-children; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William O. “Bill” Mayne; one son, Roger Mayne; and three brothers, Loyal W., Gerald and Given Gene Batten.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

 

GARY ALLEN STARCHER II

Gary Allen Starcher II, 45, of Looneyville, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, in Montrose, Pa.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of Hazel J. Jarvis Starcher Hood of Walton and the late Gary Allen Starcher.

He was an employee of Gas Search, Parkersburg, and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Rose Starcher; one step-daughter, Patricia Pierce of Spencer; step-father, Robert Hood of Walton; three sisters, Cheryl Rotondi of Charleston, Sherry Starcher of Walton and Dee Starcher of Spencer; two step-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and two great-nieces.

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

 

INDIA DRENNEN

India W. Drennen, 88, of Grass Run, Normantown, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Gallory and Ada Cottrill Drennen.

She was a homemaker, former employee of Kenny Shoe Co., and retired from Glenville State College. She was a member of Hardman Fork Baptist Church and attended Sand Fork Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Bacil Drennen of Cox’s Mill and Tony Drennen of Glenville; three daughters, Violet Thomas of Camden, Charlotte Baker of Barberton, Ohio, and Wanda Mace of Parkersburg; two brothers, Bernard McCumbers of Nicut and Junior McCumbers of LaGrange, Ohio; three sisters, twin Linda McCumbers of Nicut, Gladys Snyder of Avon, Ohio, and Clara Turner of Akron, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Everett Drennen, on May 30, 2002; two infant children, Cathy Sue and Donnie Lee; one brother, Willis McCumbers; and one sister, Geneva Nicholson.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Preacher Phil Wilson officiating. Burial was in Norris Cemetery, Grass Run.

 

RICHARD HOWELL

Richard E. Howell, 56, of Orma, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas and Lois Whistler Howell.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He worked for Kentucky Fried Chicken for 27 years, 1977 to 2004, including as manager in Weirton starting in 1988.

Surviving are his wife, Carol J. Nutter Howell, two sons, Jason Howell and Derrick Howell, both students at West Virginia University, Morgantown; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He considered in-laws Jim and Sharon Hull of Orma, Kathy Fisher, Patty and David Morris, Gary Mangus and Richard and Laura Nutter, all of Alliance, Ohio, as family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald and Twila Miller and Ruth Perry, and an infant son in 1977.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the family residence at Orma. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Traumatic Brain Injury Program at West Virginia University or Hospice LHC Group, 1326 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

 

ALICE BRAGG

Alice M. Bragg, 93, of Pennsboro, formerly of Rosedale, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009.

She was born at Belfont, Braxton County, the daughter of the late George R. and Lucy Caroline Fox Rose.

Surviving are one son, Raymond Digman of Pennsboro; one daughter, Erma Burr of Columbia Station, Ohio; two step-children, Coleen Garcia of Florida and Conrad Bragg of Mississippi; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Digman, in 1944, and her second husband, Artie Bragg, in 1993; six sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Rosedale United Methodist Church, with Elder George Rose officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Community Cemetery.

 

CLIFFORD SCHMITZ, JR.

Clifford W. Schmitz, Jr., 85, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

He served three years in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a 1949 graduate of University of Maryland with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He worked 35 years for Potomac Electric Power Co., Washington, D.C., with 13 years as manager of engineering. He was a member and ruling elder of Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, Md.

Surviving are his wife, Rev. Margaret R. Schmitz; one son, John A. Schmitz; and one grandson, Evan Jacobs Schmitz.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice Johnson Schmitz, in 1944.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, followed by lunch at his home. Pastor Richard C. Metheney and Pastor Jerry N. Malona will conduct the service.

At a later date, his cremains will be interred in Saint Mark Memorial Garden Walk, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Old Georgetown Road, Rockville.

Donations may be addressed to Saint Mark’s Helping Fund.

 

JORETTA MAE FOSTER

Joretta Mae Foster, 77, of Vienna, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Sylvester and Lizzie Mae Langford Starcher.

She retired from Nashua Photo and was a member of River Valley Community Church of the Nazarene, Vienna.

Surviving are one daughter, Charlotte A. Marshall of Vienna; two sons, Rex A. Foster and James W. Foster, both of Vienna; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Foster; brothers, Rex, Willard, Alvin, Bernard and O.L. “Bill” Starcher; and sisters, Opal Stout, Earliss Starcher, Goldie Young and Ruth Simmons.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. John Douglas officiating, and burial in Starcher Family Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

OREL BRONSON HICKMAN, JR.

Orel Bronson Hickman, Jr., 60, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at home.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late Orel Bronson Hickman, Sr., and Gladis Virginia Bower Hickman.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1969-1971. He was a retired school bus driver for Calhoun County Board of Education with 25 years of service. He was a Christian and attended Cherry Fork Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Jennings Hickman; one daughter, Lisa Dawn Hickman Walker and husband Jason; two grandchildren, Courtney Dawn Conrad and Levi Daniel Walker; two step-grandchildren, Cara Grace Walker and Adam Cole Walker; one sister, Darlene Harris; four brothers, Phillip Hickman and wife Micki of Lewisburg, Hatzel Hickman and wife Jessy Diane of China Grove, N.C., and Alfred Hickman and wife Jeanie and Tim Hickman and wife Terry, all of Big Springs; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Bronson Hickman; three brothers, Franklin Hickman, Bobby Hickman and Delmer Hickman; and grandparents, Ethan and Pearl Kendall Hickman and Roy and Icie Taylor Bower.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harold Francis and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Kight Cemetery, near Grantsville, with military graveside rites. Visitation is Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Donations can be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335.

 

OLA JEWELL PARSONS

Ola Jewell Parsons, 86, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Harley Greathouse and Prudence Douglas Ortachied.

Surviving are three daughters, Opal Adams, Barbara King and Holly Parsons; two sons, Sherman Parsons and Steven Parsons; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grand-children; four half-brothers, Harold, Harlan, Bill and Marvin, all of Akron, Ohio; one half-sister, Mary of Akron; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Manford Parsons, in December 2001; one sister, Lura; and two half-brothers, Newton and Robert.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Dwight Goff officiating. Burial was in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth.

 

ERNESTINE STARCHER

Ernestine Starcher, 77, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Fred and Tressie Crawford Church.

She was a homemaker and member of Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline “Jackie” Garrett of Spencer and Donna Reip of Reedy; one son, Gerald Starcher of Spencer; two sisters, Karen Bragg of Ripley and Christine Starcher of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Fred Church, Jr., of Beech and Victor Church of Newton Falls, Ohio; three grandsons, Jason Starcher, Joshua Garrett and Adam Reip; one granddaughter, Nikki Caldwell; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Starcher, and one infant brother, Bernard Eugene Church.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Loren Price officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

TYLER MICHAEL MAXWELL

Tyler Michael Maxwell, 8, of Letter Gap, Gilmer County, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Women and Children’s Hospital, Charleston, after collapsing during Little Pioneer football practice.

He was born at Hilton Head, S.C., the son of Jeffrey and Shawna Pierce Maxwell.

He was going to be a third grader at Normantown Elementary School. He attended First Baptist Church, Glenville.

Surviving are one sister, Alexis Lauren Maxwell at home; maternal grandparents, Jim and Carolyn Williamson Pierce of Glenville; paternal grandparents, Danny F. and Teresa Woodford Maxwell of Glenville; paternal great-grandparents, Albert and Betty Duelley Maxwell of Glenville; maternal great-grandparents, Dave and Claudette Crawford Pierce of Glenville; paternal great-grand-parents, Robert Woodford of Boaz and the late Lorena Clark Woodford; two uncles, Erik R. Maxwell of Glenville and Brian K. Pierce of Virginia; great-uncle and aunt, Dave and Jeannie Pierce of Buckhannon; and numerous cousins.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Glenville, with Rev. Kenny Fisher and Rev. Phil Shields officiating. Burial was in Job’s Temple Cemetery, Rt. 5 West of Glenville.

 

CHARLES LEO ‘Chink’ ROBERTS

Charles Leo “Chink” Roberts, 80, of Nobe, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.

He was the son of the late Jesse and Violet Grimm Roberts.

He served in the Korean War and worked in the oil and gas business, retiring from Hope Gas Co. in 1991. He was a life-long member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, and was a deacon, superintendent and Sunday School teacher for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Barbara Grey Whipkey Roberts; three sons, Kenneth Lee Roberts and wife Karen, Tommy Joe Roberts and wife Donna and Samuel Eugene Roberts, all of Nobe; four brothers, Lorus Roberts and wife Elah of Pleasant Hill, Glen Roberts and wife Ireta and Eursel Roberts, all of Nobe, and John Roberts and wife Roberta of Ravenna, Ohio; three sisters, Margie Bunner and husband Leonard of Washington, Theda  Duelley and husband Gerald of Belpre, Ohio, and Nancy Yoak and husband Robert of Nobe; nine grandchildren; two great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Loren Roberts.

Services were held at Chapel Baptist Church, with Rev. Harry Drake and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

 

REBECCA FISHER

Rebecca J. Fisher, 53, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at home.

She was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Nathan and Juanita Byrd Martin.

Surviving are one daughter, Laura Fisher of Chloe, and two sons, Michael Morris of Mt. Zion and John Fisher of Arnoldsburg.

Services will be held at a later time. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

 

ROGER ALLEN DEEL

Roger Allen Deel, 64, of Washington, formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late Arley M. Deel and Donnie Frances Parsons Deel.

He retired after 36 years of service as a lineman for Allegheny Power Co. He was an American Red Cross volunteer and a member of Classic Country band.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Phyllis Dye Deel; one son, Douglas Deel of Charleston, one daughter, Stephanie Gant of Lubeck; one brother, Gene Deel of Parkersburg; four grand-children; one aunt, Emma Deel of Orma; and a niece and nephew.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Lamb officiating. Burial was in Lubeck Cemetery.

 

LEVI PARSONS

Levi W. Parsons, 89, of Massillon, Ohio died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Affinity Medical Center, Massillon.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Andy and Mahalia Ann Elmore Parsons.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of DAV #38. He retired from Republic Steel as a metallurgist.

Surviving are three sons, Robert L. Parsons of Stow, Ohio, Bennett Ray Parsons of Oceanside, Calif., and Kevin Parsons of Massillon; one daughter, Bonnie Bosworth of Rhode Island; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Lease; and one brother, Harold Parsons.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice M. Siers Parsons in April; one son, Roger Dale Parsons; two sisters, Marie Carroll and Mona Burns; and two brothers, Tom and Thurman Parsons.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, 1100 Wales Road NE, Massillon, with Rev. Edd Matako officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in the name of Levi W. Parsons to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

HARLEY STARCHER

Harley H. Starcher, 87, of Perrysburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2009.

He was the son of the late Hanson and Sarah Starcher of Cremo.

Surviving are four daughters, Rosemary Starcher, Elaine Ribby, Elizabeth Starcher and Teresa Sullivan; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Starcher; one son, Joseph Starcher; four brothers, Alvie, Ike, Albert and Chuck; and five sisters, Bertha, Bertie, Lenni, Grace and Dale.

Services were held at Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, Ohio. Memorial services were held July 25 at Cremo Church, with Pastor Roger Carter officiating.

 

PATRICIA ANN ‘Patty’ STARCHER

Patricia Ann “Patty” Starcher, 67, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Othel and Eleanor Starcher.

She was a graduate of Barberton High School and a resident of Barberton/Rittman, Ohio. She retired from PPG Industries with 42 years of service and was a member of Barberton Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are numerous cousins and friends.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Chester Hitchcock officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.

 

PAULINE RADABAUGH

Pauline Radabaugh, 82, of Big Springs, died Friday, July 31, 2009.

She was born at Revere, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Albert and Della Church Radabaugh.

Surviving are four brothers, Willard Radabaugh of Nicut, Delmas Radabaugh of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Orville Radabaugh of Nebo and Ralph Radabaugh of Big Springs; one sister, Eudora King of Big Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Arthur Radabaugh, and two sisters, Adelphia Yoak and Geneva Radabaugh.

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

 

RONALD STUMP

Ronald L. Stump, 88, of Morgantown, died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Mapleshire Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of the late Dennis L. and Bonnie Fitzpatrick Stump.

He served as dean of the West Virginia Center for Extension and Continuing Education, and director of the Cooperative Extension Service from 1973 to 1982. He served as Extension agent for 14 years in Ohio, Doddridge and Pendleton counties. He attended Glenville State College, taught in a one-room school at Shock, and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Carrie Fogle Stump; one brother, Kenneth D. Stump of Barberton, Ohio; one nephew; and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard R. Stump, and one daughter, Beverly Ann Stump.

 Services were held at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Rev. Michael Atkinson and Rev. Dr. Richard L. Wright officiating. Burial was in Lawnwood Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Post 548 and WVANG Military Funeral Honors, Camp Dawson, Kingwood.

 

ELMA WHIPKEY WRIGHT

Elma M. Whipkey Wright, 90, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg.

She was born in Nobe, the daughter of the late Abe and Daisy Church Whipkey.

She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two sons, Walter B. Wright, Jr., of Vienna and Robert K. Wright of Parkersburg; one daughter, D. Charlene Rowley of Parkersburg; one sister, Thelma Lowe of Monongalia, Pa.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Walter B. Wright, Sr.; two brothers, George and Leon Whipkey; and two sisters, Mary Whipkey and Agnes Susie Smith.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Michael Lamb officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ALICE NELLE BRANNON

Alice Nelle Brannon, 76, of Reedy, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, in Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born at Palestine, the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Nelle Davis McCutcheon.

She retired from Roane General Hospital and was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich, Grantsville. She was a member of Mt. William Baptist Church, Palestine.

Surviving are one son, John Brannon of Palestine; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Glenn Brannon, in 2008; one sister, Anne Cline; and an infant brother.                                                                                       

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Bro. Bill Walton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. William Cemetery, Palestine. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

EDA SPARKS

Eda I. Sparks, 86, of Wilmot, Ohio, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at Brewster Parke.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Otis D. and Rebecca Goff McCartney.

She had been a cook at Amish Door and the former Alpine Alpa restaurants, Wilmot. She was a member of Wilmot United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Kathleen Townsend of Beach City, Ohio, Jacqueline Payne of Northfield, Ohio, Mary Ferrebee of Elmira and Edie Widder of Dover, Ohio; three sons, Bub Long of Streetsboro, Ohio, George Ed Long of Wilmot and Charles Long of Bakersfield, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Freda Bellomy of St. Cloud, Fla.; and one brother, Rood McCartney of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by husbands, George E. Long and Joseph E. Sparks; one granddaughter; seven brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Spidell Funeral Home, Mt. Eaton, with Pastor Jon Long officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wilmot.

 

RICHARD ‘Dick’ COTTRELL

 Richard “Dick” Cottrell, 66, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, after a tractor accident.

He was born in Pennsylvania, the son of the late Elmer “Bucky” and Beulah King Cottrell.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Antoinette “Toni” Cottrell; one son, Rick Cottrell of Rosedale; three daughters, Tina, Cindy and Melissa Cottrell of Ravenna, Ohio; two step-daughters, Betty and Marci Hall; two step-sons, Bob and Mike Hall of Ohio; one sister, Carol Jones of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Dean Cottrell of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Grant Cottrell of Mentor, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara and Sharon, and one brother, George.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in King Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation will be held Friday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RUBY GLADYS MILLER McCUMBERS

Ruby Gladys Miller McCumbers, 81, of Rosedale, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at her home.

She was born at Mill Fork, Braxton County, the daughter of the late William Benson and Myrtle Young Miller.

She worked at Kellwood Co., Spencer, and retired from Calhoun General Hospital cafeteria as a cook.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Jerry Clyde McCumbers; four daughters, Kathleen McCumbers of Rosedale, Charlene Stewart and Debra Lynn McCumbers, both of Spencer, and Teresa McCumbers of Elizabeth; one son, David Gregory McCumbers of Glenville; one sister, Molly Costlow of Clarksburg; eight grand-children; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, George, Dewey, Cecil, Edward, Lewis and Harold, and two sisters, Hailey Brady and Esta Chenoweth.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Jimmy Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

HOWARD WRIGHT

Howard Wright, 75, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Ward and Ermal Cain Wright.

Surviving are his wife, Victoria, whom he married Feb. 20, 1970; one son, David Glenn Wright of Lilly Chapel, Ohio; one daughter, Pamela Reynolds of Ripley; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by three half-brothers, Lloyd, Ozie and Guy, and one half-sister, Nellie Cain.

Services were held at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, Ohio, with Pastor Russell Street officiating. Following his wishes, his body was cremated.

 

WILLIAM DARRELL STUMP

William Darrell Stump, 79, of Claytor Lake, Dublin, Va., died Monday, July 20, 2009, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of the late Dallas and Daisy Knotts Stump.

He entered the Navy in 1947, earned his bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State College, master’s degree at Ohio University and doctorate from University of Missouri. He was a professor at Ft. Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, and Radford University, Va., where he retired in 1996.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Burns Stump; three daughters, Beth Stump and Ruth Stump, both of Radford, Va., and Joan Rowan of Richmond, Va.; two sons, William II of Newbern, Va., and Eric Stump of Dublin; five grandsons; two great-grandsons; one brother, Eugene Stump of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Stump Perry.

Private services were held at DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford.

 

KENNETH WAYNE TAYLOR

Kenneth Wayne Taylor, 48, of Walton, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at home.

He was the son of O. Wanda Taylor of Walton and the late Dewey K. Taylor.

He attended Walton High School and was employed by Cooperative Construction, Dunbar.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one daughter, Rebecca J. Taylor of Cross Lanes; one son, Lucas W. Taylor of Calhoun County; two grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Taylor and Matthew Taylor, both of Walton; three sisters, Diane McCune of Spencer, Cathy Allen of Walton and Betty Taylor of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Wayne Stewart officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Walton.

 

EMMA WEASE

Emma G. Wease, 78, of Grantsville, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Cleo and Phelma Hathaway Gainer.

She had taught at Wells Junior High School in Hancock County. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Donzel Wease; two daughters, Phelma Jane Wease of Grantsville and Ruth L. Cook of Oceana; three sons, Dennis Cleo Wease of Grantsville, Donzel G. Wease of Jane Lew and Dana Alan Wease of Five Forks; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Donald Stilgenbauer officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

WILLIS PEARL (Burl) MURPHY

Willis Pearl (Burl) Murphy, 82, of Brohard, died Friday, July 3, 2009.

Surviving are two sons, Curty Howard Murphy and Jerry Wayne Murphy; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Bernard Murphy of Brohard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine A. Murphy; his mother, Molly Murphy; one grandson, Wesley Murphy; and one brother, Lester Murphy.

Services were not announced.

 

DORCAS SPEER

Dorcas L. Speer, 82, of Rochester, Minn., died Monday, July 13, 2009.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Lenny and Leila Ball.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in home economics from Purdue University in 1948. She married her first husband, Benjamin Wheatley, the following year. She had a long professional affiliation with Iowa State Extension Service and Iowa State University, Ames. As women’s editor for WOI, the university’s radio and television station, she hosted a televised talk show televised and a weekly radio program. In 1999, she and her second husband, John F. (Jack) Speer, relocated to Charter House, Rochester. She served as a board member of the Rochester Downtown Alliance and was a past president of Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services group.

Surviving are one son, David Wheatley; two daughters, Katherine Bloomfield and Christine Wheatley; two step-daughters, Anne Rutter and Chris England; one brother, Albert Ball; two nieces, Kathy Smith and Janet Crawford; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, John F. Speer.

An informal gathering to celebrate her life was held at Charter House.

 

JUNE RUTH SIERS

June Ruth Siers, 81, of Russett, died Friday, July 17, 2009.

She was born in Russett, the daughter of the late Lee and Lake Wilson Fogle. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church, Russett.

Surviving are four children, Shirley Allen of Minerva, Ohio, Linda Peck of Russett, Rebecca Whitlock of Powellton and Barbara Siers of Leading Creek; two step-daughters, Juanita Shafer of Walton and Sharon Radabaugh of St. Clairsville, Ohio; five step-sons, Dwain Siers of Cleveland, Ohio, Kenneth Siers of Russett, Eugene Siers of Wilmington, N.C., Denny Siers of Maumee, Ohio, and Gail Siers of Elizabeth; one brother, Johnie Fogle of Spencer; 22 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ermine Siers; one son, Bill Siers; one step-son, Edsel Siers; one sister, Leone Hartshorn; and one brother, Kenneth Fogle.

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

 

ELKIN DAVIS

Elkin Davis, 89, of Big Bend, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was the son of the late John Davis, Sr., and Sarah Husk Davis.

Surviving are two daughters, Freda Goodnight and Delores Davis Frederick; one son, Ronnie Davis; 15 grandchildren, Jason Goodnight, Jeff, Makayla and Scottie Davis, Joyce Frederick Smith, Michael Frederick Bandy, Shannon and Kaitlyn Davis, T.J. Sirbaugh, Ricky Davis, Meloney and Derek Villers and Shawn and Josie Whipkey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Richards Davis; one daughter, Wanda Davis; and six brothers.

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

 

ULINEE FALB

Ulinee Falb, 84, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ferrell and Josie Kerby Sampson.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Paul Falb; four sisters, Katheryn Baker, Rose Husk and Jean Plant, all of Grantsville, and Ettalean Kerby of Mt. Zion; and several nieces and nephews.

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

At her request, private services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

STEPHEN ELLIS (Squeek) SHRIVER

Stephen Ellis (Squeek) Shriver, 53, of Weston, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon, following a motorcycle accident.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late George W. Shriver and Marguarite Rampp Shriver.

His mother was formerly of Richardson. He and his wife owned and operated Shriver Trucking Co., Weston, and often did business in Calhoun. He helped start Lewis County Toys for Kids Run, and helped with Lewis and Gilmer County Toys for Kids Run. He was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church and president of Crusader Bible Club.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Brenda Lee Cayton Shriver; one son, Steve Shriver II of Winfield; one daughter, Kathy Fealy of Weston; one step-son, Rick Kincaid of Horner; two aunts, Helen Morris of Grantsville and Gerri Rampp of Mansfield, Ohio; five grandchildren; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Shriver and an infant; and maternal grandparents, George Rampp and Virginia “Hope” Rampp.

Services were held at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, Weston, with Rev. Hal Hevener and Rev. Clifford West officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Jane Lew.

 

VEARL LLOYD HAYNES

Vearl Lloyd Haynes, 69, of Springerville, Ariz., died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Lloyd E. and Lillie Kerns Haynes.

He was raised in Grantsville and was a 1958 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He attended West Virginia University on a full football scholarship and received his BS in forest management with honors in 1962. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a forester, district ranger, and staff officer in the Monongahela, Chippewa, and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests. He retired in 1994. He was a deacon in First Southern Baptist Church, Springerville.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Virginia (Jinny) Long Haynes; two daughters, Vivian Thompson of Mesa, Ariz., and Jenny Harrold of Springerville; one son, Vearl Haynes, Jr., of Kingman, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and one brother, Voras Haynes of Valley Bend.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

A celebration of his life was scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Springerville.

 

YVONNE MARIE HONAKER

Yvonne Marie Honaker, 70, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Memorial Division.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Ernest Paul and Winnie Sapp Whytsell.

She was retired as an assistant manager of Family Dollar, Spencer, and formerly worked at Kellwood Co., Minnora Grade School as an aide and Ben Franklin Store as a clerk. She attended Walnut Grove Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Teresa Ann Self and husband David of Arnoldsburg; one son, Rufus Honaker, Jr., of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Paul Whytsell, Jr., of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren, Kimberly Self, Kayla Morford, Courtney Honaker, Dylan Honaker, Charity Spencer and Adam Stump; and three great-grandchildren, Brady Norman, Jacob Spencer and Morgan Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Honaker, and one granddaughter, Cindy Ann Self.

There was no service or visitation. Per her request, the body was cremated. Burial of the ashes will take place in Husk Cemetery, Arnoldsburg, at the convenience of the family.

 

EDNA JARVIS

Edna F. Jarvis, 69, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Virgie R. Frederick.

She was a 1957 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a member of Victory Baptist Church, where she was a participant in youth activities and card ministry. She was a retired pharmacy technician from the family business, J&B Drug Store, kindergarten teacher, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother, Order of Eastern Star member, employed at MHHS daycare center for one year, and Bethlehem Cemetery caretaker. .

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Richard (Dick) Jarvis; one son, Rick Jarvis and wife Cheryl of Grantsville; one daughter, Leisa Jarvis of Mineral Wells; five grandchildren, Justin Hartshorn, Kristina Jarvis, Melissa Hartshorn, Seth Jarvis and Aaron Dawson-Jarvis; four brothers, Dallas Frederick, Denzil Frederick, George  Frederick and Roger Frederick; and one sister, Lillian Frederick.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Eva Jean Sams.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

 

WILLIS PEARL (Burl) MURPHY

Willis Pearl (Burl) Murphy, 82, of Brohard, died Friday, July 3, 2009.

Surviving are two sons, Curty Howard Murphy and Jerry Wayne Murphy; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Bernard Murphy of Brohard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine A. Murphy, and one grandson, Wesley Murphy.

Services were not announced.

 

BERL KIMBLE

Berl G. Kimble, 79, of Glenville, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late John O. Kimble and Lillie M. Kimble.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Dowell Division of Dow Chemical Co. with 24 years of service. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, and Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown. He was co-owner A Dash of Spice Greenhouse and Florist for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Carol Kimble; two daughters, Beth Dorsey of Wise, Va., and Jan Beach of Vero Beach, Fla.; one son, Frank Kimble of Glenville; one foster daughter, Arleta Davis of Glenville; one brother, Albert Kimble of Parkersburg; one sister, Barbara Hathaway of Weston; one foster sister, Christine Wayne of Buckhannon; five grandchildren; and seven great-grand-children.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites. Visitation will be held Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cedar Creek Senior Satellite Center.

 

ELEANOR BINGMAN

Eleanor F. Bingman, 88, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Rosa Anna Hughes Presbyterian Home, Louisville, Ky.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Floyd and Julia Campbell Smith.

She worked for Stone & Thomas and was a Methodist.

Surviving are two sons, H. David Bingman III of Louisville and Stephen Michael Bingman of Vincent, Ohio; three grand-children; and two brothers, Grey and Warren Campbell, both of Belpre, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry David Bingman, Jr.; one brother, Floyd Smith; and six sisters, Helen McPeek, Dollie Culp, Pauline DePue, Auldine Knight, Justine Martin and Wanda Rowen.

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

 

JOSEPH DERRON ‘Joey’ SELF

Joseph Derron “Joey” Self, 33, of Dusk Camp Road, Stouts Mills, died Friday July 3, 2009, at his residence.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of Dennis and Virginia Keith Self of Stouts Mills.

He was a graduate of Gilmer County High School and was employed by Bruce Allen Pipeline. He attended Church of God of Prophecy, Sand Fork.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jessica Riddel Self, whom he married Aug. 14, 1998; one brother, Charles D. Self of Dusk Camp; one sister, Charlene Montgomery of Linn; five nephews; and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will be in Self Family Cemetery, Dusk Camp. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

SUE PETTIT

Sue Pettit, 79, of Brohard, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Harry Glenn Rollins and Thelma Leona Haught.

She was a 1948 graduate of Harrisville High School and was a member and played piano at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church. She was postmaster at Munday for 24 years, worked for Viscose FMC Corp. in the general industries assembly line, was co-owner of Pettit Grocery for 23 years, and was a member and former officer of the Order of Eastern Star, Cairo Chapter 32.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Lewis Pettit; one daughter, Lou Ann McVey of Palestine; one granddaughter; one step-granddaughter; two step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jack Rollins of Macfarlan.

She was preceded in death by one son, Randall Alden Pettit, and two brothers, Louis and Richard Rollins.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Bob Stanley officiating, and burial in Hartley Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

DAVID CRUISE

David F. Cruise, 60, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, June 13, 2009.

He was the son of the late Frank and Marie Connolly Cruise of Calhoun County.

He was a member of Jednota Club, Civitan and Barberton VFW Post 1066.

Surviving are companion, Patty Barnhart; three sons, Michael, Daniel and Matthew; four brothers, Gregory Cruise, Joe Cruise, Ray Kyle and Keith Kyle; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Mabel Cruise, and two brothers, Roger Cruise and Lee Kyle

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with James Epling officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

TRESSIE STUTLER

Tressie Stutler, 92, of Norton, Ohio, died Friday, June 26, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Vevie R. Shrader.

Surviving are three daughters, Phylis Starcher, Delores Griffen and Margie Scott, her caregiver; one sister, Jean Woody; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray H. Stutler, and three brothers, Hallie, Wilmer and Virgil Shrader.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Margie Scott officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery.

 

LOWELL CLAUDE WEEKLEY

Lowell Claude Weekley, 76, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

Surviving are two daughters, Chris Merchant of St. Albans and Laurel Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; one son, David Weekley of Elizabeth; four brothers, Paul Weekley of Knoxville, Tenn., Bill Weekley of Wooster, Ohio, Carroll Weekley of Parkersburg and Larry Cottrell of Orma; three sisters, Sharon Hill of Limeboro, Md., Geneva Lucas of Kingman, Ariz., and Barbara Travis of Worthing-ton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Thompson Weekley; father, Fred Weekley; mother, Opal Weekley; mother, Lear Weekley; one son, Dale Weekley; one grandson, Timothy Merchant; one sister, Glenna Pilgrim; and two brothers, Robert Weekley and Loy Weekley.

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

 

ODELL WOOD

Odell Wood, 69, of Stumptown, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Avery and Viola Umstead Wood.

He was an oil field worker.

Surviving are four sons, Mike Riggs of Big Springs, Gary Wood of Parkersburg, Roy Wood of Sanford, N.C., and Douglas Wood of Normantown; three daughters, Emma Richards of Five Forks, Brenda Brannon of Reedy and Margaret Cottrill of Shock; 24 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Wood; one son, Roger; and one grandson, Jeff.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gene Satterfield officiating. Burial was in Turner Cemetery, Lockney.

 

WILLENE (Tootie) MAZE

Willene F. (Tootie) Maze, 83, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Nay and Mildred Fredrick Collins.

She graduated from Belpre High School and was a member of Belpre Church of Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley L. Wuelfing of Sarasota, Fla., and Debra J. Ocheltree of Jekyll Island, Ga.; three grand-children; four great-grandchildren; five brothers; and four sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Maze; one daughter, Linda S. Gribble; one sister; and one brother.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Ron Laughery officiating. Burial was in Coolville Cemetery.

 

ROBERT LEE BELT

Robert Lee Belt, 79, of Munday, died Sunday, June, 28, 2009, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary Virginia Richards Belt; two daughters, Wanda Baldwin and Kathy Price; two sons, Dennis Belt and Robert Keith; nine grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. His siblings were Cleoda Smith, Ada McPeek, Kenneth and Virgil (deceased), Pauline May, Barbara Holbert and Mitchell

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Bell Chapel Church, Munday, with Rev. Carlos Nutter officiating. Burial will be in Maze Cemetery, Munday. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

 

RONALD JOE WILT

Ronald Joe Wilt, 65, of Pleasant Hill, died Friday, June 26, 2009.

He was the son of the late Ernest and Susan Wilt. He was a 1961 graduate of Calhoun County High School. After graduating from college, he spent 11 years as band and chorus director at CCHS and created “The Follies,” which grew to a three-day event and involved several hundred students. He later served as musical director for Green St. Theatre, director of Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center and choir director of Key West High School, all in Key West, Fla. The city declared “Joe Wilt Day” each May and named him “Ambassador of Music.” After a 25-year career as a teacher and musician, he returned to Calhoun.

Services will be held Thursday, 6 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 4 p.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

Celebration of his life will be held Friday at Wayne Underwood Field, Grantsville, with pot luck dinner at 6:45 p.m. and musical celebration at 7:30 p.m.

 

HENRY (Bucky) JONES

Henry V. (Bucky) Jones, 58, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Vohn and Hallie Collins Jones.

He was a former employee of Shelly and Sands Co. and was a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Jenny Marie Jones of Big Springs; three sisters, JoAnn Collins and Sherry Wilson, both of Big Springs, and Janis Cagle of Lorain, Ohio; and one brother, Jerry Jones of Millstone.

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

 

NELLIE JEAN MOSS

Nellie Jean Moss, 49, of Leading Creek, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Floyd Andy Jones and Leona Ruth Bell Jones.

Surviving are her companion, Denver Mack Richards; three sons, Josh Moss of Leading Creek, Willard Moss of St. Marys and Jeremy Moss of Grantsville; two granddaughters, Annetta and Summerstar; three grandsons, Josh, Jr., Ethan and Owen Moss; five sisters, Barb Gray, Terry Clark, Betty Parsons, Irene Fox and Bertha Jones; five brothers, Fred, Willie, Jerry, Davis and Albert Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Parsons, and two brothers, Roger Jones and Robert Lee Bell.

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

 

SHELDON STEVENS

Sheldon C. Stevens, 87, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Francis K. and Lulu Starcher Stevens.

He owned Broadway Barber Shop for 46 years and was a member of Broadway Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School superintendent for many years. He was a life member of VFW and American Disabled Veterans.

Surviving are one daughter, Judith Ann Hawkins; two grandsons; four great-granddaughters; three brothers, Samuel Stevens of Munday, James Stevens of Ohio and Donald Stevens of Grantsville; three sisters, Retta Johnson and Geneva Wilson, both of Grantsville, and Rachel Smith of St. Marys; special family friend, Mike Sargent of Belpre; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Emily Stevens, in 2007, and two brothers, Festus Stevens and Cleo Stevens.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites by Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge 3 and military graveside rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

 

SAMUEL STEVENS

Samuel G. Stevens, 71, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Francis K. and Lulu Starcher Stevens.

He retired from Johns Manville after 34 years of service. He was a member of Strait Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mable Stevens; one son, Alvin Stevens of Lubeck; one step-son, Tim Bunner of Elizabeth; six grand-children; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Stevens of Ohio and Donald “Duck” Stevens of Grantsville; and three sisters, Retta Johnson and Geneva Wilson, both of Grantsville, and Rachel Smith of St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis, and three brothers, Festus Stevens, Cleo Stevens and Sheldon Stevens.

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

 

W.B. ‘Bill’ RIGGS, JR.

W.B. “Bill” Riggs, Jr., 69, of Tucson, Ariz., died Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

He was born at Joker, the son of the late W.B. and Fannie Riggs.

Surviving are his wife, Donna; one son, Rickey; one step-daughter, Misty; one step-son, Ray; and one sister, Janet McIntyre of Grantsville.

He was cremated, with burial in Joker Cemetery.

 

LARRY MARK RICHARDS

Larry Mark Richards, 49, of Filmore, N.Y., died Monday, June 15, 2009, in Falconer, N.Y.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Mack and Irmagean Hopkins Richards, Jr.

He was a 1979 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was employed as a heavy equipment operator in Falconer.

Surviving are one son, Chad Richards of Big Springs; three brothers, Gary, Raymond and Rodney Richards, all of Big Bend; one sister, Teresa McClung of Parkersburg; four nieces; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Iris.

Graveside services were held at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

 

MARCELLA TOPPINGS

Marcella D. Toppings, 40, of White Pine, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of Mary McGuire and Michael Davis.

Surviving are her husband, Timothy Toppings; two sons, Devon Toppings and Trevie Gregory at home; one daughter, Triea Gregory of Parkersburg; and her mother and step-father, Mary and Lummie “Boone” Tichnell of Macfarlan.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Wanda McGuire of Macfarlan.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Kight Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

JESS WILLARD JONES

Jess Willard Jones, 91, of Big Bend, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at his home.

He was the son of the late Howard Jones and Bertha Deems Jones Wilson.

He was a World War II veteran and self-appointed “Mayor of Five Forks.” He was a musician and a member of Prosperity Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Surviving are 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; 10 grandchildren, Curtis Yoak, Elizabeth Osborne, Nick Yoak, Rich and Joseph Jones, Christy Gragg, Malena Seese, Jesse and Jonathan Wingrove and Jennifer Boggs; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester Jones; and two sisters, Freda Twoey and Mildred Campbell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esta Mae Siers Jones; six brothers, Bennie, Everett, Frank, Harley, Troy and Clifford Jones; and two sisters, Ruth Elder and Virgie Southhall.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Prosperity Baptist Church, with Rev. Ken Heiney and Rev. Jim Epling officiating. Burial will be in Saunders Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening (time not announced) at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

 

FRANK SALVATORE TERMINI

Frank Salvatore Termini, 63, of Ossining, N.Y., died Saturday, June 6, 2009.

He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of the late Frank and Frances Ruppel Termini.

He graduated from Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., Catholic University, Washington D.C., and Temple University, Philadelphia. He began his career as a school psychologist for Calhoun County Schools from 1976-1981. He was a school psychologist for New York City Schools. 

Surviving are his wife, Anne; three daughters, Angela, Maria and Rosemary Termini; his dear friend, Tom Morton; one brother, Richard Cuneo; and nieces and nephew, Ami, Andrew and Addie.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Cuneo.

Services were not announced.

 

LINDA FERRELL

Linda L. Ferrell, 63, died Thursday, June 11, at her daughter’s home.

She was the daughter of the late William and Yetta Webb of Grantsville.

Surviving are three daughters, Martha Ferrell-Brabson, Michelle Campbell and Jessica Richmond; one son, Jesse Ferrell II; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Doris Hertz, Betty Sims-Boggs, Jeanette White and Kay Richards; one brother, Joe Webb; and niece, Debbie Slimak.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia; three brothers, Billy, Gary and Jack, who, with wife Bonnie Webb-Buck, raised Linda and her siblings after the death of their parents.

Services were held at Victory Chapel Church, Akron, Ohio, with Rev. Robert Webb, Jr., officiating, and burial in West Virginia.

 

LARRY SHOCK

Larry W. Shock, 60, of Elkview, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at his residence.

He was a 1967 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Memorial service was held at Hafer Funeral Home Chapel, Elkview, with Delmas Roberts officiating.

 

RICHARD CHARLES ERLEWINE

Richard Charles Erlewine, 62, of Grantsville, died Saturday, June 13, 2009.

He was the son of Emma Lavaughn Erlewine of Mt. Zion and the late Blaine Erlewine.

He was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 44 years, Linda Erlewine; four children, Scott Erlewine of Ridgeway, S.C., Todd Erlewine of Lakemont, Ga., Melanie Henderson of Fairmont and Leslie Erlewine of Grantsville; 10 grandchildren; and five brothers, Ronnie, Jimmy, Robert (Tink) and Donald Erlewine, all of Grantsville, and Michael Erlewine of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Butch and Roger Erlewine.

Services were held at Enon Baptist Church, with Rev. Alfred Hickman and Rev. John Vannoy officiating.

 

ALVERTA BLOSSER

Alverta Blosser, 94, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, June 15, 2009.

Visitation will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Private burial will be in King Cemetery, Newton.

 

EARNEST ‘Ernie’ CARL ELDER

Earnest “Ernie” Carl Elder, 74, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Stessel and Ruth Jones Elder.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from G.E. Plastics, where he was a chemical operator. He had previously worked at Walker of Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Edna Parker Elder; two daughters, Becky Wright of Columbus, Ohio, and Beverly Maxwell of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; four sisters, Wanda Tucker of Florida, Patty Toothman of St. Albans, Linda Metz of Rockport and Wilma West of Kansas; three brothers, Bill Elder and Willard Elder, both of Florida, and Randy Elder of Vincent, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one infant son and one sister, Barbara.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Clay Sloan officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Belpre, with full military rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., and Thursday prior to services at the funeral home.

 

WILLIAM ‘Bill’ P. CHAMBERS

William “Bill” P. Chambers, 81, of Jeffersonville, Ind., died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at University of Louisville Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Harry and Della Chambers.

He graduated from Ahrens High School, Louisville, Ky., and retired from Ashland Oil Co. He was an active member of Eastern Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Donna Chambers; one son, Gary Chambers of Cottage Grove, Minn.; one daughter, Lynn Hoback of Jeffersonville; one adopted sister, Lillian Robertson of Jeffersonville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, William Glynn Chambers, and one brother, Jack Chambers.

Services were held at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel, Jeffersonville. Burial was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

 

JACK LAUFF

Jack R. Lauff, 75, of Burnt House, died Friday, June 12, 2009.

He was born in St. Louis, Mo., the son of the late Jacob and Edna Richter Lauff.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1954-1956 and retired as a baker with Kroger’s, St. Louis. He was a member of Snyder Community Chapel, Annamoriah.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Vivian Sutphin Lauff; two sons, Daniel Lauff of Hinton, Va., and Christopher Lauff of Burnt House; one daughter, Sheila Belknap of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Doris Kemnitz of Dallas, Tex.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Jacqueline Haumesser.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Farley Blankenship officiating, and burial in New Mt. Olive Cemetery, Burnt House.

 

HATZELL ‘Pat’ KENDALL

Hatzell K. (Pat) Kendall, 65, of Walker, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at home. He had been diagnosed with cancer.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Holly and Delphia Kendall.

He retired as a truck driver with 40 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Gloria; two sons, Frank L. Kendall of Williamstown and James P. Kendall of Walker; two grandchildren; one brother, Frank D. Kendall of New Martinsville; one sister, Tessa Elliott of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Paul Jenkins; and special cousin, Bill Hoover.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Haymond P. Kendall and Virgil A. Kendall, and two sisters, Verl Boone and June Poling.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial will be in Shock Cemetery, Little Rush Run. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. The family requests donations be made to the local Relay for Life.

 

VICKI LYNN VANSCOY ROBINSON

Vicki Lynn VanScoy Robinson, 59, of Kenna, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Shelby McKnealin and Kathleen Margarite Whaley VanScoy.

She was a 1967 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a graduate of Mountain State Business College, Parkersburg. She was employed as an executive assistant for Charleston Area Medical Center.

Surviving are her husband, Lando Glenn Robinson, Jr.; one son, Matthew Glenn Robinson of Kingston Springs, Tenn.; and one daughter, Lori Danielle Robinson McKee of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Kay Linville.

Services were not announced.

 

JESSE JACKSON IV

Jesse A. Jackson IV, 79, of Big Bend, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at his home.

Additions to last week’s obituary: He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert M. Jackson, and one sister, Gwendolyn M. Jackson.

 

ERIC JOSEPH ROMAGE

Eric Joseph “Sleepy” Romage, 28, of Annamoriah, died Sunday, May 24, 2009.

He was the son of Beth Anne and Hugh Alltop of Annamoriah and Victor and Maggie Romage of Spencer.

Surviving in addition to his parents are twin brother, Joshua Romage; two step-brothers, Jeremy and Jerod Alltop; maternal grandmother, Jean Stalnaker; paternal grandmother, Helen Romage; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandfathers, William A. Stalnaker and Vic Romage.

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

 

JESSE JACKSON IV

Jesse A. Jackson IV, 79, of Big Bend, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jesse A. Jackson III and Mildred Marshall Jackson.

He was a 1947 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas/Dominion Hope with 47-1/2 years of service. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He was owner/operator of Jackson Transport, leased to Cheetah Transportation. He was a member of Kentucky Colonels and Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Bower Jackson; two daughters, Joan Jackson and Alice Ullum; one granddaughter, Sara Stalnaker; and three great-grandsons, Brandon Kyle Stalnaker, Matthew Ryan Stalnaker and Andrew Cain Stalnaker.

Services were held at Knotts Memorial U.M. Church, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with military graveside rites.

 

LARRY CHARLES GUMM

Larry Charles Gumm, 66, of Oil Ridge Road, Harrisville, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at his residence.

He was born at Smithville, the son of the late Orda C. and Wanda G. Frederick Gumm.

He worked as a truck driver for various companies, including Everett Mason, Burnt House. He was a 1960 graduate of Harrisville High School and attended Spruce Grove United Methodist Church, Indian Creek.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Gregg Gumm; two daughters, Tamara K. Cunningham of Smithville and Amy Michelle Cravens of Ripley; one son, Larry Thomas Gumm of Harrisville; two step-sons, Kyle Adams Ellenboro and Todd Adams of Pullman; two step-daughters, Jacqueline Yoak of Big Bend and Rhonda White of Harrisville; three brothers, Orda Ray Gumm of Grantsville, James R. Gumm of Macfarlan and Reginald G. Gumm of Mineral Wells; one sister, Lois E. McFarland of Macfarlan; four grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Phillips Gumm.

Services were held at Hardman Chapel Church, Smithville, with Rev. Don Newlon officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

 

BILLY HUPP

Billy D. Hupp, 76, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Raymond Ray and Carrie Hathaway Hupp.

He retired from Corning Glass after 37-1/2 years of service. He was a member of Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Catherine M. Riddle Hupp; one son, Christopher D. Hupp of Sedalia, Mo.; one daughter, Melissa Scott of Elizabeth; one granddaughter; and four brothers, Eugene, Leon, Doyle and Paul Hupp; and two sisters, Gazel Plant and Orless Holpp.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lora Ann Hupp, and two brothers, Donald and Claude “Bud” Hupp.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Bill Deem officiating. Burial will in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

JOE ARLEN WESTFALL

Joe Arlen Westfall, 77, of Huntington, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late C.B. and Beatrice Poling Westfall.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a 1950 graduate of Walton High School and a graduate of Spartan School of Aeronautics. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, with 32 years of service. He attended New Life Church.

Surviving are his wife, Norma McCoy Westfall; one daughter, Jenine St. Clair of Huntington; one grandson; and one sister, Betty Yeager of Spencer.

Per his request, the body was cremated. Graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Gandeeville Cemetery, with Robert St. Clair officiating. There will be no visitation.

 

LULA ‘Jean’ LAVOO WARD

Lula “Jean” Lavoo Ward, 82, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Community Health Partners, Lorain, Ohio.

She was born at Gem, the daughter of the late Raymond and Edith Wine Singleton.

She was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are one daughter, Glenda J. Berkheimer and husband Joseph of Lorain; one step-son, Ronald Ward and wife Teresa of Grantsville; two sisters, Mildred Singleton Ward of Grantsville and Carldetta Singleton Weber of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; three brothers, Van Singleton of Diamond, Ohio, Amos Singleton of Burnsville and Richard “Cub” Singleton of Robertsburg; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arley E. Ward, in October, 2005.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Ward-Wilson Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

REV. LORREN ROBERTS

Rev. Lorren F. Roberts, 83, of Kent, Ohio, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio.

He was born at Nobe, the son of the late Jesse and Violet Grim Roberts.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and had been a machinist for Morris Control, Hudson, Ohio. He had been pastoring at Blackhorse Baptist Church, Ravenna, since 1958. He recently celebrated 50 years in the ministry.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Betty Nicholas Roberts; four daughters, Jill Harn of Zanesville, Ohio, Dinah Roberts and Paula Shipp, both of Rootstown, Ohio, and Priscilla Atwood of Mantua, Ohio; one son, Loren D. Roberts of Kent; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margie Bunner of Parkersburg, Theda Deuley of Belpre and Nancy Yoak of Grantsville; and five brothers, Lorous, Charles, Glen and Eursel Roberts, all of Grantsville, and John Roberts of Ravenna.

Services were held at Blackhorse Baptist Church, with Rev. Jason Greene and Rev. Dallas Sanford officiating. Entombment was in Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna.

 

TEDDIE ‘Mutt’ FREDERICK

Teddie C. “Mutt” Frederick, 72, of Smithville, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Martin F. “Saul” and Lottie Campbell Frederick.

He grew up at Fonzo, near Smithville, and is a 1956 graduate of Harrisville High School. He retired from Reynolds Trucking Co., Akron, as a driver with 24 years of service. He operated Country Cousins Gift Shop, Harrisville, for 10 years and was a member of Harrisville Lions Club and Smithville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Kathryn L. King “Kathy” Frederick, a member of Minnie Hamilton Health System board of directors; two daughters, Diane Eddy of Martinsburg and Jennifer Wolf of Massillon, Ohio; one sister, Doris Dodd of Fonzo; and three grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Smithville Baptist Church, with burial in Westfall Cemetery, Smithville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the church.

 

ALEXIS ALLISON

Alexis Allison, infant daughter of Erin Allison and Jennifer Anderson of Orma, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born May 25, 2009, in Charleston.

Surviving in addition to her parents are paternal grandmother, Judy Allison of Chloe; paternal great-grandmother, Linda Jarvis of Chloe; aunt, Pat Pittman of Chloe; maternal grandmother, Pam Anderson of Mt. Zion; maternal grandfather, Bill Anderson of Spencer; maternal great-grandfather, Joe Rector of Parkersburg; maternal great-grandmother, Earline Cutright of Parkersburg; and uncles, Bill Anderson of Arnoldsburg and James Anderson of Grafton.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, and burial in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

THOMAS COLLINS

Thomas J. Collins, 84, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Thomas J. and Lottie Jackson Collins.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the USS Hobson and with the Bomb Regiment on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was recipient of four Battle Stars and Group Presidential citation. He retired from Pipe Fitters Union Local 521 and was the former owner of Linger Longer Restaurant, Little Hocking, Ohio. He was a member of Center Point Church, Little Hocking.

Surviving are his wife, Betty L. Collins; one daughter, Sheila L. Graham of Vincent, Ohio; two sons, Timothy L. Collins of Vincent and Michael R. Collins of Belpre; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Gary L. Collins; one sister, Martha Collins; and one brother, Samuel Collins.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend, with full military rites by American Legion Post 21, Spencer.

 

KARLA YOUNG

Karla Jean Coppinger Young, 63, of Orma, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

She was born in Abilene, Tex., the daughter of the late Robert G. Coppinger and Lola Lois Hazlewood Coppinger.

She was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and a senior systems analyst for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, John “Jay” Young; one daughter, Debora Reed of Keller, Tex.; one step-daughter, Pat Dietz of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, David Michael Early, and one brother, Roy Ray Coppinger.

In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated. The family will have a private memorial service.

 

JENNIE LOU MEEK

Jennie Lou Meek, 77, of Albany, Ohio, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Lucile Hines Alkire.

She was a graduate of Belpre High School and attended Ohio University. She was a switchboard telephone operator for G.T.E., St. Joseph’s Hospital and Athens Mental Health Center. After retirement, she had volunteered at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.

Surviving are one son, Mike Meek of Albany; one daughter, Mendy Abrahamson of Loveland, Ohio; one foster daughter, Eydie Akers of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren; three great-grand-children; one half-sister, Pat Alkire Gibbs of Parkersburg; and one half-brother, John Alkire of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald D. Meek, in 2007, and one brother, Bill Alkire.

Memorial service will be held Friday, 6:45 p.m., at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with Pastor James Stewart officiating. Visitation is Friday, 5 p.m. to time of service, at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place and the ashes will be buried in Alexander Cemetery, Hebbardsville, Ohio.

 

MURELL BASNETT

Murell Basnett, 94, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Daniels Run, the daughter of the late George and Margaret Craddock.

She was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Dale Basnett; three brothers, Brown, Howard and Cecil Craddock; and one sister, Pearl Sampson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Charles McDonald officiating, and burial in Big Bend Cemetery.

 

THURMAN RADABAUGH

Thurman Radabaugh, 73, of Salem, formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born at Nobe, the son of the late Ben and Ethel Freshour Radabaugh.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Strategic Air Command. He was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and retired in 2001 from Johnson City Press, Johnson City, Tenn. He was a member of Moose Lodge.

Surviving are one sister, Freda Yoak of Grantsville, and two brothers, Duane Radabaugh of Grantsville and Dale Radabaugh of Hazlet, N.J.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Bush.

Military graveside rites were conducted at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

OSCAR MILLER

Oscar Miller, 94, of Minnora, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale.

He was born at Chloe, the son of the late Homer and Ruie Hall Miller.

Surviving are one brother, Ottice Miller of Minnora, and a special great-niece, Jennifer Nettles and husband Jason of Nicut.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Delphia Davisson, and two brothers, Ezra and Greenville Miller.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

AUDIE MINNEY

Audie Minney, 73, of Dalton, Ohio, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Shady Lawn Health Care Community, Dalton.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late Ira and Myrtle Hess Minney.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former employee of Spartan Enterprises, Barberton, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Richard Lee Minney of Orrville, Ohio; one sister, Darlie Schoolcraft of Dalton; two brothers, C.A. Minney of Spencer and George Siers of Conneautville, Pa.; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linney Marie McCune Minney; one daughter, Debra K. Minney Dailey; four half-brothers; and four half-sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma. Burial will be in Ebenezer Church Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

 

EVELYN GARRETT

Evelyn G. Garrett, 92, of Elana, Roane County, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at her home.

She was born at Elana, the daughter of the late J. Henry and Ninia McClain Hunt.

She was a homemaker and formerly attended Mud Fork Church, Stinson.

Surviving are several cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Garrett; one sister, Erma Boggs; and one niece, Dorma Boggs.

Graveside services were held at Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana, with Rev. John B. Smith officiating.

 

GERALDINE KING

Geraldine L. King, 82, of Slate Run, Roane County, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Roy and Cora Cottrell Tanner.

Surviving are four daughters, Cora Wagoner of Spencer and Marie King, Louvere King and Betty Boggs, all of Grantsville; five grandsons; one foster grandson; four sisters; four brothers; 10 great-grandchildren; and three foster great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell King; three sisters; two brothers; and one granddaughter.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

ETHEL PERRY STEVENS

Ethel M. Perry Stevens, 95, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Ravenswood, the daughter of the late Henry Samuel Perry and Martha Tennant.

She was a 1931 graduate of Ravenswood High School. She and her husband of 65 years, Paul Harry Stevens, operated Thompson Drug Co., which later became J&B Drug Store, Grantsville, for 21 years and never missed a day’s work. She was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Jo (Sandi) Marshall, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Earl and Darrell; and one sister, Ruby Lukasavage.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

CARROLL KNOTTS

Carroll V. Knotts, 66, of Coolville, Ohio, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at his home.

He was born at Minnora, the son of Perry Edward and Greeta Knotts.

He was a 1960 graduate of Calhoun County High School and worked 23 years at E.I. DuPont, Washington Works.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Brown Knotts; two daughters, Robin May and Kimberly Arnold; one son, Eric Knotts; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fern Deel and Glenna Carpenter; and one brother, Harry Knotts.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Knotts.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Pastor Tim Lindsey and Robert May officiating, and burial in Torch Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.

 

RICHARD JACK NEWELL

Richard Jack Newell, 72, of Munday, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Charleston Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of the late Carmel and Edith Rose Newell.

He worked in the oil fields of West Virginia and Ohio and retired from Ace Oil Services, Parkersburg, in 1994. He was a long-time member of Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Big Bend, where he served as Sunday School teacher for several years.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Donna Parks Newell; two sons, Richard Newell of Coolville, Ohio, and Jonathan Newell of Big Bend; two daughters, Carolyn Lemon and Kathy Walker, both of Munday; six grandchildren, Jacqulyn Thatcher, Kyle Newell, Curtis Lemon, Amos and Eli Walker and Hannah Newell; four great-grandchildren, Hayden, Racquel and Wayland Thatcher and Kayleigh Walker; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Tessalene Powell.

Graveside services were held at Big Bend Cemetery, with David Carpenter officiating.

 

OCIE NELL RICHARDS

Ocie Nell Richards, 69, of Grantsville, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Rhoden W. and Leafie A. Goldsmith Richards.

Surviving are one brother, Hagan Richards of Fairmont; three sisters, Frances Scott of Grantsville, Jeanette Larkin of Pennsylvania and Patricia Kendall of New Martinsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Nobe.

 

CLEO LAWSON

Cleo M. Lawson, 83, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Perry and Laura Rogers Cottrell.

She spent her younger years cutting stone for the NYA building, near Grantsville, and working in a rubber plant in Massillon, Ohio. She later worked at Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, for several years. She was a member of Pine Twist Church, Wirt County CEOS, Ladies Auxiliary and Wirt County Country and Gospel Music Association. She represented Wirt County as its Belle in 2004 and worked in Elizabeth Hope Shop each week for the past 30 years.

Surviving are two sons, Russ Cottrell and Ron Lawson, both of Elizabeth; one brother, John “Wes” Cottrell of Elizabeth; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death in July, 2008, by her husband, Lawrence “Windy” Lawson, whom she married in 1953; one son, Tony Cottrell; and six brothers, Ezra, Lewis, Francis, Lawrence, Oakey and Woodrow Cottrell.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Dean Ash and William Cottrell officiating. Burial was in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth.

 

CHARLOTTE LEE WEAVER RIDER

Charlotte Lee Weaver Rider, 61, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, May 6¸ 2009, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest Harting and Mary Lou Parks Weaver.

She was a member of Grantsville VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are two daughters, Shannon Doa Waldron of Glen Burnie, Md., and Mary June Johnson of Gladstone, Mich.; one son, Jewell Dexter “Jason” Rider III of Shawnee, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

No public services will be held.

 

MARJORIE LOU HAYMAKER

Marjorie Lou Haymaker, 65, of Bluefield, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Cleo and Gatha Hill Berry.

She was a teacher in Kanawha County for over 30 years. She had attended Walton Union Church, Walton, and Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bluefield.

Surviving are her husband, Mike Haymaker; one daughter, Melanie Haymaker of Bluefield; one son, Brian T. Haymaker of Bellingham, Wash.; one sister, Carolyn Scott of Bluefield; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Walton Union Church, with Rev. Howard Finkel officiating. Burial will be in Haymaker Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

 

HUNTER FRANKLIN ARMENTROUT

Hunter Franklin Armentrout, 70, of Troy, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was the son of the late Rev. Forrest (F.R.) and Bessie Mildred Eubank Armentrout. He was a graduate of Burnsville High School, Glenville State College and West Virginia University with BA and MA degrees. He also attended University of Maryland, Mississippi State, San Francisco State, and University of Alaska, while serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1958-1966. He worked to preserve the history of Gilmer County as a teacher and as president of Gilmer County Historical Society and had contributed numerous documents on the history of Calhoun County to The Calhoun Chronicle. He taught history in secondary schools in West Virginia and Maryland, and retired from the Gilmer county clerk’s office. He previously worked in the oil and gas industry and owned and operated Mineral Resources, Inc., Troy. He was a Methodist.

Honors included 2002 West Virginia History Hero, recognition from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge, and 2002 Distinguished Mountaineer. He had a vision to create a Gilmer County History Museum and genealogical center in Glenville. The Holt House, childhood home of Helen Holt Mollohan is now the Gilmer County History Center. He helped with the 2003 establishment of a Gilmer County History Day ceremony each Feb. 3.

Surviving are four sisters, Marguerite Bon of Lodi, Ohio, Phyllis Holloway of Buckhannon, Edith Williams of Pt. Pleasant and Sharon Weaver of Troy; three brothers, John Armentrout of Berkeley Springs, Richard Armentrout of Daniels and Henry Armentrout of Buckhannon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rev. Forrest R. Armentrout and Billy Marvin Armentrout.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Mark Davis and Rev. Dr. Michael Morrison officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Burnsville, with military rites.

 

VERA MILLER BRADY BELL

Vera Miller Brady Bell, 84, of La Plata, Md., died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Civista Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Harmony, Pa., the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Alice Agatha Hoff Miller.

She was a member of Waldorf Church of Christ.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandy Vanhorn of La Plata; three sons, Roger Brady of Ronceverte, Donald Brady of Caldwell and Brent Brady of Salisbury, Md.; two brothers, Hunter Miller of Loudon, Tenn., and Ralph Miller of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 11 grand-children; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death on Oct. 10, 1969, by her first husband, Thomas G. Brady, whom she married on Sept. 4, 1943, and her second husband, Jesse Bell, Jr.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Brent Brady and Richard Vanhorn officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

PEARL BEATRICE HART GERWIG

Pearl Beatrice Hart Gerwig, 81, of Grantsville, died Monday, May 11, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late William and Mae Frame Hart.

 She and her husband were owners of Western Auto, Grantsville. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Phillip Gerwig; two daughters, Patricia Sue Gerwig Rosner of Germantown, Md., and Janey Ellen Gerwig Hudkins and husband Roger of Mineral Wells; one son, Thomas Richard Gerwig and wife Jamie of Grantsville; one sister, Pauline Wilson of Cowen; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Floda White, Glennard Hart, Vernie Stewart, Nellie Hamric Davis, Leo Fowler, Edna Meadows, Rosalie White, Hubert Hart, Darius Hart, Edward Hart, Charles Hart and Herbert Hart.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Hart Cemetery, Clem, Braxton County. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

REBECCA JANE VANNOY

Rebecca Jane Vannoy, 62, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was the daughter of the late Darrell J. and Anna E. Rosenfelt Vannoy.

She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are one brother, David Vannoy of Mt. Zion; one niece; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis James and Robert Wayne Vannoy.

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

 

GARNET PORTER

Garnet G. Porter, 81, of Stow, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009.

She was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the daughter of the late Isaac and Bessie Starcher of Cremo.

She was employed at K-Mart for 18 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen and Heather; five sons, Rick, Ed, Kevin, Steve and Michael; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret; five brothers, Arnold, Tom (Tuck), Ron, Bob and Jimmy.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Merill V. Porter; one son, Butch; grandparents, Hanson and Sara Starcher and George and Hanna Gibson of Cremo; one sister, Mil Jean Richards; three brothers, Junior, Roy and Harold; and one grandson, Josh Huhn.

Services were held at Redmon Funeral Home, Stow. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM HOYT ELLISON

William Hoyt Ellison, 79, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at River Pointe Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Virginia Beach, Va.

He was born in Milo, the son of the late Rastus and Dola Jarvis Ellison.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from DuPont Washington Works, Wood County, in 1985 with 30 years of service. He was a member of VFW, American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Jean Trissler Ellison; two sons, William (Bill) Ellison, Jr., of Parkersburg and Daniel Ellison of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Charlette Wolfe of Grandy, N.C., and Peggy Ellison of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Donald Ellison and Richard Ellison.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Buell Ellison and Harold (Jack) Ellison.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., South Parkersburg, with Rev. Michael Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen South Cemetery, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.

 

AMBER NICHOLE LAMP

Amber Nichole Lamp, 24, of Big Springs, died Saturday, May 2, 2009.

Surviving are one daughter, Natessa N. Little of Big Springs; mother, Loretta Freshour; step-father, Boyd Richards; father, Joey Lamp; one brother, Anthony Richards; maternal grandmother, Norma Freshour; paternal grandmother, Madeline Lamp; and great-grandmother, Ocie Blanche Bell.

She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Harold Freshour and Jim Lamp, and great-grandfather, Cecil Bell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.

 

JANICE PARSONS

Janice M. Parsons, 87, of Massillon, Ohio, died Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2009, at Affinity Medical Center, Massillon.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Walter and Dona Eismon Siers.

Surviving are her husband, Levi W. Parsons; one daughter, Bonnie Bosworth of Rhode Island; three sons, Robert L. Parsons of Stow, Ohio, Bennett Ray Parsons of Oceanside, Calif., and Kevin Parsons of Massillon; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lena Nutter of Alliance, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Dale Parsons; four brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, Massillon. Burial was in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.

 

SYLVIA IMOGENE MILLS SALMONS

Sylvia Imogene Mills Salmons, 90, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Adam A. Mills and Orpha Cooper Mills.

She was a teacher in the Wirt County school system for more than 30 years. She was a member of Retired Teachers Association, TOPS for 20 years, Elizabeth CEOS, and Elizabeth Church of Christ. She was a past Wirt County Belle of the Year and a former member of Wirt County emergency squad.

Surviving are one son, John A. Salmons of Calhoun County; one daughter, Loretta I. Somerville of Elizabeth; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and caregivers, Ramona Carpenter of Palestine and Sherry Smith of Elizabeth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carter Salmons; four brothers, Oran, Edgar, Earl and Lon Mills; and one sister, Goldie McCroskey Underwood.

Services were held at Elizabeth Church of Christ, with Pastor Eugene Conger and Rev. Lee Williams officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

 

MYRTLE BERNADINE MILBURN

Myrtle Bernadine Milburn, 90, of Vienna, died Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born at Waverly, the daughter of the late Wade B. and Zena E. Wilkinson Lowther.

She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Vienna, and sang in the choir. She was a member of Pleasant View Towers Association and had worked as a caregiver to the elderly and in childcare.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Milburn of Leesburg, Fla., and Robert Milburn of Waverly; five daughters, Sharon Watkins and Barbara Lucas, both of Parkersburg, Donna Wilson of Big Bend, Betty Leonard of Reedsville, Ohio, and Karen Cunningham of Elizabeth; one step-son, Virgil Milburn of Martinsburg; one step-daughter, Teresa Fisher of Freeport, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold V. Milburn; one daughter, Carol Milburn; one step-son, Howard Milburn; two brothers, Denzil and Lloyd Lowther; and two sisters, Wilma Yoho and Opal Shahan.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near Waverly.

 

EDITH TANNER WHITING

Edith M. Tanner Whiting, 89, of Spencer, died Friday, Apr. 24, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Edward and America Tucker Tanner.

She was retired from Kellwood Co., Spencer, and was a member of Boggs Fork Community Church.

Surviving are three sons, Steve Whiting and wife Shirley and Roma Whiting and wife Louise, all of Spencer, and Donzel Whiting and wife Patona of Ripley; two daughters, Linda Stalnaker and husband Charles of Palestine and Brenda Cain and husband Eddie of Grantsville; nine grandchildren, Kevin, Randy and Gary Whiting, Shannon Morris and Ronnie Whiting, all of Spencer, Mark and Eric Cain, both of Grantsville, and Trevor and Savana Whiting, both of Ripley; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Ray Whiting; one brother, Donzel Tanner; and four sisters, Eleanor Tanner, Elsie Greathouse, Tressie McCune and Lucille Essig.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Charles Davis officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Boggs Fork.

 

INES MADGE McKOWN

Ines Madge McKown, 88, of Beech, died Sunday, Apr. 26, 2009, at her home.

She was born at Beech, the daughter of the late Grover and Stella Matheney Houchin.

She worked at Goodyear Aircraft during World War II and was retired from Kellwood Co., Spencer, with 25 years of service. She was a member of Beech United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Bradley McKown and wife Brenda and Wendell McKown and wife Chris, all of Orma; two daughters, Shirley Jett and husband Calvin of Doylestown, Ohio, Karen Ellison and husband Steve of Orma; two sisters, Opal Jett and Ellen Marie McKown; one brother, Grover Houchin, Jr.; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley McKown; one son, Donald E. McKown; two brothers, Forrest Houchin and Clyde Houchin; and three sisters, Ruth Simmons, Eula Kerns and Bernice Laughlin.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Bailey Cemetery, Beech.

 

TERRY ECHARD

Terry P. Echard, 57, of Mellon Ridge, Ritchie County, died Saturday, Apr. 11, 2009, at his residence.

He was born at Parkersburg, the son of the late Robert B. Echard and Dollie Mae Deem Echard.

He was a 1969 graduate of Harrisville High School and served in the U.S. Air Force military police. He was employed by the former Vesco plant, Parkersburg, Troy Mills, Harrisville, and later worked in oilfields. He attended Rusk Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Stacey Minor of Harrisville; one son, Eric Echard of Grantsville; three brothers, Larry Echard of Newark, N.Y., Denver Echard of Macfarlan and Randy Echard of Cisco; one sister, Shirley Ayers of Mellon Ridge; five half-brothers, Bashford Echard and Doyle Echard, both of Mellon Ridge, Robert Sidwell of Parkersburg, and William Echard and Robert Echard, both of Cairo; two grandchildren; caregiver, Nancy Hoffman of Lawford; and companion, Doris Greathouse of Harrisville.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Orval P. Echard; three brothers, James Echard and two infants; and two sisters, Judy Carpenter and Sandra Echard.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. George Mackey officiating. Burial was in Log Church Cemetery, Cantwell.

CONNIE LAHMAN

Connie Lahman, 68, of Powell, Ohio, died Friday, Apr. 17, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio.

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

She was a member of Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church, Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 48 years, Merlyn Lahman; one son, Jeff Lahman of South Carolina; one daughter, Jennifer Seifert of Lewis Center, Ohio; two grandchildren; one brother, Roger Maze; one sister, Naomi Richard; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Greg Lahman, in 1981; two brothers, Clarence Maze, Jr., and Blaine Maze; and one sister, Betty Krugman.

Memorial services were held at Advent Lutheran Church, with Pastor William Saunders officiating. Private burial was planned in West Virginia.

 

MABEL McINTYRE

Mabel McIntyre, 95, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Apr. 18, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Emory and Sarah Elizabeth Smith Ferrell.

Surviving are one son, Lonnie McIntyre of Big Bend; one daughter, Janice McIntyre of Big Bend; two grandchildren, Lonnie Nicole McIntyre and Misty Lynn Dalrymple; and three great- grandchildren, Emanual Echard and Donnie and Mistaguia Dalrymple.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Clifford and Charles Eugene McIntyre.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jim McIntyre officiating, and burial in Belt Cemetery, Munday. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

 

MICHAEL D. FLANAGAN

JULIE LYNN FLANAGAN

Michael D. Flanagan, 52, and Julie Lynn Flanagan, 52, of Millstone, died Saturday, Apr. 11, 2009. Memorial services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

 

RUTH ELAINE WEAVER

Ruth Elaine Weaver, 71, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Monday, Apr. 20, 2009, at Bayside Hospital.

She was born at Walton and was a 1957 graduate of Walton High School.

She served as assistant librarian at Calhoun Public Library in the 1960s and as president of Bayside Hospital Auxiliary in the early 1970s. She worked for several years as an assistant to ophthalmologists in Virginia Beach. She was a member of Chesapeake Beach Garden Club and Haygood United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Donald F. Weaver, whom she married May 17, 1957; one daughter, Jennifer Weaver Nocito of Bonita Springs, Fla.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister, Theresa Cunningham.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, Virginia Beach, with Rev. Chuck Shumate and Rev. Mary Dadisman officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RICHARD LEE (Dick) KELLEY

Richard Lee (Dick) Kelley, 56, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Apr. 19, 2009.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Wanda Kelley and Richard H. Kelley.

He was a 1971 graduate of Parkersburg High School and studied history at Parkersburg Community College. He was employed for many years with the State of West Virginia. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are one sister, Catherine L. Reed of Vienna; one brother, Phillip H. Kelley of Parkersburg; three nephews; and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Edith Ferrell and Everett Ferrell of Big Bend and Pauline Kelley and Ernest Kelley of Mt. Zion; and one aunt, Martha Ferrell of Big Bend.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Dr. David Carrico officiating. Burial will be in Big Bend Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

BERNICE SNIDER KRAL

Bernice Snider Kral, 96, of Lee Summit, Missouri, died Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009, at her home.

She was born at Freed, the daughter of the late Rev. Jacob and Viola Snider.

She was a Methodist and the last surviving member of the family.

Surviving are one son, David Kral of Lee Summit; one step daughter, Fern Wilson of Oracle, Ariz.; two grandsons; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kral, on Sept. 28, 1971; one step-son, Robert Kral; six sisters, Lottie Belt, Olive Snider, Cokie Clayton, Elsie Wilson, Lela Mathess and Gladys Johnson; and three brothers, Willard, Milford and Dennis Snider.

Services were held in Lee Summit. Burial was in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

JUSTINE STARCHER MILLER

Delma Justine Starcher Miller, 80, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2009, at home.

She was born in Millstone, the daughter of the late Allen Brown and Icie May Duvall Starcher.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1945. She had worked at Paden City Pottery, Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and G.C. Murphy, Spencer, and retired from Spencer State Hospital in 1989. She was a member of Church of Christ and worshipped in Spencer.

Surviving are one sister, Nina Boatright of Atlanta, Ga.; three daughters, Sharon Burns and Kathy Phares of Fayetteville and Allison Miller of Spencer; one son, Dr. Timothy Miller of Kingwood; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Corley Miller; eight brothers, Melvin, Delbert, Aldine, Victor, Ray, Vere, Richard and Denver; and three sisters, Opal Nitz, Beulah Burden and Pauline Starcher.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Gene H. Miller officiating. Burial was in Barr Cemetery.

 

WANDA GERALDINE GUMM

Wanda Geraldine Gumm, 91, of Harrisville, died Monday, Apr. 6, 2009, at Oak Pointe Care Center, Baltic, Ohio.

She was born at Eva, the daughter of the late John Thomas and Stella Stanley Frederick.

She worked for Economy Industries, Harrisville, for over 30 years and was a mail carrier for nine years. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Church.

Surviving are four sons, Ray Gumm and wife Norma Jean of Grantsville, James Raymond Gumm and wife Barbara of Macfarlan, Reginal Garry Gumm and wife Dora Jean of Mineral Wells and Larry Charles Gumm and wife Carolyn of Harrisville; one daughter, Lois E. McFarland and husband Ed of Macfarlan; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orda C. Gumm; three brothers; four sisters; and one granddaughter.

Services were held at Hardman Chapel, Smithville, with Pastor Raymond Gumm officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

 

MILDRED ANNE MOALES STURM

Mildred Anne Moales Sturm, 85, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Apr. 11, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Kanawha County, the daughter of the late Jacob T. and Esta O’Dell Moales.

Surviving are one son, Dana Sturm of Buckhannon; one daughter, Rhonda Price of Arnoldsburg; three grandchildren, SFC Craig Sturm of Copperas Cove, Tex., Eric Sturm of Marshville, N.C., and Cpl. Jennifer Price of Parkersburg; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Iva Lee Dodd of Boise, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Fred Sturm, Jr.; three sisters, Phyllis Litton, Virginia Acree Carlin and Louis Kirk Lipscomb; and two brothers, Camden and Earrie Moales.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jeffrey Moales officiating, and burial in O’Dell Cemetery, Dutch Ridge.

 

MERLE ORPHA BENNETT FRANCIS

Merle Orpha Bennett Francis, 91, of Edgewater, Fla., died Friday, Apr. 10, 2009.

She was born at Fairview, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James Bennett and Leatha Bennett Flynn.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Eleanor Davis of Painesville, Ohio, and Paulette Stull of Edgewater; three sons, Encil Francis, Robert Francis and William Francis, all of Edgewater; one sister, Nellie Six; 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Francis; one daughter, June Corbett; one son, Howard Francis; three infants, Robert Delano Francis, Pauline Francis and Bernard Francis.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Thomas MacFadden officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

HAZEL McCUMBERS

Hazel L. McCumbers, 68, of Mt. City, Tenn., formerly of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Mar. 28, 2009, at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn.

She was born in Webster County, the daughter of the late Ted and Millie Gay Clifton McCumbers.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty Jean Crites of Webster Springs, Tammy Sue Green of Tennessee and Drema McCumbers of Mt. Zion; two step-daughters, Barbara Green of Parkersburg and Ruth Mitchell of Linn; five step-sons, Robert D. McCumbers, Sr., of Mt. Zion, Charles McCumbers of Clarksburg, James McCumbers of Charleston, Michael McCumbers of Moundsville and Tom McCumbers of Houston, Tex.; three grandchildren, Robert Mc-Cumbers, Jr., of Mt. Zion, Michael McCumbers of Spencer and Melinda D. McCumbers of Charleston; and two step-grandchildren, Michael S. McCumbers of Mt. Zion and Michelle McDonald of Mineral Wells.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston McCum-bers, Sr.

Graveside services were held at Messenger Cemetery, Sand Fork.

 

PATRICIA ANN AYERS

Patricia Ann Ayers, 71, of Sutton (formerly of Calhoun County) died Monday, Mar. 23, 2009, at Selection Specialty Hospital, Charleston.

She was born in Sutton, the daughter of the late Walsh and Genevieve Julia Frame Helmick.

She was a member of Sutton Baptist Church and local chapter of AARP, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Raymon Lee Ayers; one son, Michael Allen Ayers; one daughter, Sarah Teresa Anderson; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one step-granddaughter, Meredith Pingley.

Graveside services were held at Sutton Cemetery, with Rev. Billy Griffin officiating.

 

ORLANDO GIBSON

Orlando Gibson, 84, of Clinton, Ohio, died Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Amos and Virginia Gibson.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked at B&W for 36 years. He was a member of Clinton Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Arlena; one son, Kenneth Gibson; two daughters, Dianne Spicer and Candy Zawada; one sister, Eloise Hoffman; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Terry; one brother, W.B. Gibson; and three sisters, Ela Stutler, Edith Gray Plant and Ada Nutter.

Services were held at Bacher Funeral Home, Norton, Ohio. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

CURTIS GLEN WAGONER, SR.

Curtis Glen Wagoner, Sr., 64, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Friday, Apr. 3, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Emma Wagoner of Big Springs and the late Delmas (Mickey) Wagoner.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 37 years, Dorothy Lamp Wagoner; two sons, Evangelist Curtis Wagoner, Jr., of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and James Wagoner of Parma, Ohio; eight grandchildren; seven brothers, Rev. Robert Wagoner, Raymond Wagoner, Ronzel Wagoner, Charlie Wagoner and Jeffrey Wagoner, all of Big Springs, Evangelist Harvey Wagoner of Pleasant Hill and Bradley Wagoner of Harlem, Ga.; four sisters, Jane McClung of McFarland, Patricia Starcher of Five Forks, Charlotte VanCamp of Sugar Camp and Judy Heinly of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wilford (Bobo) Wagoner, and one sister, Pamela Wagoner.

Services were held at Full Gospel Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Donnal Markham officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM MORRELL

William H. Morrell, 77, of Russett, died Sunday, Apr. 5, 2009.

He was born at Wick, the son of the late Herbert C. and Bessie Mae Brooks Morrell.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was awarded the National Defense Medal. He attended U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga., and was an advanced jumpmaster with the 11th Airborne Division. He was a retired supervisor with Consolidated Natural Gas Corp. with 30 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Boatright Morrell; two sons, Herbert W. Morrell of Grantsville and William C. Morrell of Douglasville, Ga.; two sisters, Louise McCullough of Pennsylvania and Audrey Tomilison of Valley Head; two brothers, Charles Morrell of Wheeling and Glen Morrell of Cocoa, Fla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one infant son; two sisters; and one great-grandchild.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Clayton Stump Cemetery, near Stumptown.

 

BERNADINE AYERS EVANS

Bernadine Ayers Evans, 85, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Apr. 5, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Bernard (Bud) Ayers and Sue Ferrell Ayers.

She attended Grantsville Graded School and was a 1944 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was a 1962 graduate of American Institute of Practical Nursing, Chicago, Ill. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #82, Grantsville, and Poetry Hall of Fame, Washington, D.C., and had written church sermons. Her last published poetry was in 2003. She was a former employee of Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, and a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church.

She married William Reed on July 16, 1945, and is survived by their son, Bernard L. Reed of Grantsville. She is also survived by one step-son, Allen Evans of Weston, and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Walter Reed, in 1971.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

SHARON LEE PORTIS

Sharon Lee Portis, 65, died Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009, at the home of her daughter.

She was born in Barberton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Floyd J. Lambright, Sr., and Olga Ule Lambright.

Surviving are one daughter, Cathy Hall and husband Roger of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Jacky Petrey of Akron, Ohio, and Debbie Johnson of Ankey, Iowa; three brothers, Larry Lambright and David Lambright, both of Akron, and Floyd Lambright of Inverness, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Blake Gorman, Isabel Cabrera and Cathy, Jaron and Marlee Hall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Oscar Portis; one daughter, Karen Elaine Portis Cabrera; and one brother, Ronald Lambright.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

LYLE GIBSON, SR.

Lyle J. Gibson, Sr., 85, of Elizabeth, died Monday, Mar. 30, 2009, at Ravenswood Care Center.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Mamie Fought and Earnest E. Gibson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from E.I. DuPont as a mechanic and was a member of Local Union 168, Marietta, Burning Springs Lodge 132, AF&AM, VFW Post, Parkersburg, and American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Delorce Gibson; one son, Lyle “Joe” Gibson, Jr., of Elizabeth; one nephew and one niece.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lloyd, Jewell, Doral and Ernest Gibson, Jr.; one sister, Edith Prince; and one nephew, Herman Gibson Prince.

Visitation is Thursday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m., at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Masonic service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at a later date in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth. Memorial donations may be sent to Burning Springs Lodge 132.

 

RICHARD WHYTSELL

Richard C. Whytsell, 76, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2009, at Eldercare, Ripley.

He was born in Rocksdale, the son of the late Fred and Vena Riggs Whytsell, Sr.

He was retired form Hardwood Manufacturing, West Salem, Ohio, and attended Leatherbark Church.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Marie Albanese Whytsell; one son, Jeffrey Whytsell of West Salem; four grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy and Tiffany Whytsell and Tyson Krebs; three sisters, Vera Madeline Wagoner, Lola Moss and Barbara Church, all of Arnoldsburg; and five brothers, Donald, Fred “Joe” Jr., Frank and Ben Whytsell, all of Arnoldsburg, and George Whytsell of Lewisburg, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Ray Whytsell, and three sisters, Imogene Whytsell, Laverne Whytsell and Juanita Batten.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

 

WILMA WYER

Wilma Wyer, 70, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Mar. 6, 2009, at Columbus West Park Nursing Home, Columbus.

She was born in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Gordon and Ruth Garretson.

She was a Christian.

Surviving are one son, Dallas Garretson; one daughter, Beverly Sims of Columbus; two brothers, William Beegle of Parkersburg and Gordon Garretson of Columbus; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Wyer; one brother, Richard Garretson; and one grandson, Bucky Swank.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial will be in DePue Cemetery, Creston.

 

AUDENA NEWHART

Audena E. Newhart, 97, of Williamstown, died Thursday, Mar. 19, 2009, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of John and Ruby Fox Morgan.

She had taught school in a one-room school in Calhoun County and later was employed by American Viscose. She was a member of Williamstown Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are one son, Allen R. Newhart of Williamstown; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Joy Stevens of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles Richard “Dick” Newhart, on Oct. 19, 1991; four brothers, Arthur, Bob, Owen and Quinton Morgan; and five sisters, Imogene Campbell, Dolly Morgan, Lenora Davis, Pauline Morgan and Betty Morgan.

Services were held at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown.

 

JAMES ‘Jim’ GILL

James W. “Jim” Gill, 49, of Smithville, died Saturday, Mar. 21, 2009, at his residence.

He was born at New Martinsville, the son of the late James J. “Junior” and Leona Mathess Gill.

He was a 1977 graduate of Harrisville High School and was most recently employed as a well tender by Dorward Energy Corp. He was a former fire chief of Smithville Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a member of Upper Steer Run Baptist Church and attended Horn Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Nelda Alltop Gill; two daughters, Jodi Rowe and Kayla Gill of Smithville; four brothers, Albert of Sistersville, David and Raymond of Atlanta, Ga., and James of Saberton; six sisters, Sharon of Harrisville, June of Friendly, Cindy of Grafton, Barbara of Fairmont, Dottie of Pennsylvania and Annette of Smithville; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Joe Sealey and Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Gill Family Cemetery, Prunty Road, near Smithville.

 

BETTY JO HOPKINS

Betty Jo Hopkins, 75, of Big Bend, died Sunday, Mar. 22, 2009, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Arnold and Lydia Bailey Dobbins.

She was a long-time member of Brooksville Baptist Church, where she served as a children’s Sunday School teacher, AWANAS leader and Sunday School secretary.

Surviving are her husband, Leo Hopkins; two daughters, Pamela Richards of Grantsville and Lisa Snider of Big Springs; one son, Richard Hopkins of Big Bend; six grandchildren, Christopher Ford, Zachary Hopkins, Amber Snider, Ashlea Wilson, Mallory Hopkins and Ryan Snider; one step-grandson, Kevin Richards; two great-grandchildren, Christian and Trevor Ford; one step-great-grandchild, Kamri Richards; one brother, Stanley Dobbins of Jewitt, Ohio; and two sisters, Eleanor Evans and Wilma Bernice Sampson, both of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Dobbins, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Charles McDonald officiating, and burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

 

ALVA COATES

Alva J. Coates, 73, of Coolville, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 22, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Sam and Ermel Webster Coates.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, 1952-1956. He was retired.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mary; two daughters, Cathy Coates and Barbara Pulver, both of Coolville; one son, Roger Coates of Pomeroy, Ohio; three grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Gladys Morgan Coates, and his brother, Harry W. Coates.

Services were not announced.

 

JUANITA ROBERTS WOODYARD

E. Juanita Roberts Woodyard, 96, of Huntington, died Monday, Mar. 9, 2009, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Allie and Vinnie Gainer Roberts.

She was a retired claims examiner with the V.A. regional office with 40 years of service. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, former member of Business and Professional Women’s Club, and Red Cross volunteer.

Surviving are one brother, Denny D. Roberts of Charleston; a nephew, Dennis D. Roberts of Huntington, whom she raised as a son; several other nieces and nephews; and caregiver for two years, Mary Rose and family of Ona.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, A.F., E.F. and A.K. Roberts, and one sister, Virginia E. Lofty.

There will be no visitation. Private services to be held at a later date.

 

JAMES BURTON (Bill) LAUGHLIN

James Burton (Bill) Laughlin, 91, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Alva and Millie Hall Laughlin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II , serving in the South Pacific, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and other medals. He was a life member of D.A.V. and Purple Heart Veterans. He was a Christian.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ruby McKown Laughlin; one daughter, Crystal Mersh of Greensboro, N.C.; one foster daughter, Lynda Sears of Dayton, Ohio; four grandsons, Cameron and Aaron Spaur of Lincolnton, N.C., Joshua Stull of Grantsville and Joseph Mersh of Greensboro; four great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and his best friends, Kenna (Junior) and Colleen Boggs.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Joe Laughlin, and two sisters, Lelah Schreckengost and Almeda Parsons.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Roger Carter and Rev. Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was held in Bailey Cemetery, Beech, with military graveside rites.

 

BERTHA BROOKOVER HOSEY

Bertha Brookover Hosey, 89, of Morgantown, died Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Flora Hawkins and Jesse Brookover of Sand Ridge.

She was a member of Riverside U.M. Church, Westover. She was a former resident of Grantsville and loved her many friends at Knotts U.M. Church, especially Pastor Mary Zimmer.

Surviving are two daughters, Ernestine Maust of Rockville, Md., and Jeanne Conte of Morgantown, with whom she resided; one son, Fred Hosey of Dubois, Wyo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Franklin Hosey, in 2006, and her youngest daughter, Joyce Hosey Ward, in 1990. She was the last survivor of her many brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Knotts U.M. Church. Burial was in Betts Cemetery.

 

FLODA IRENE HART WHITE

Floda Irene Hart White, 99, of Perkins, Gilmer County, died  Sunday, Mar. 15, 2009, at home.

She was the daughter of the late William and Mae Frame Hart.

She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Crooked Fork Baptist Church, Perkins.

Surviving are nine daughters and three sons, Treva Berry of Sutton, Kenneth White of Cedarville, Fay Marks of Little Hocking, Ohio, Willadene Moyers of Frametown, June Shaffer of Stow, Ohio, Nina Stump of Flint, Mich., Marjorie Born of Elyria, Ohio, Connie Gainer of Weston, Joyce Fisher of Perkins, and Kay Henline, Dana White and Austin White, all of Normantown; 39 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Albert Ray White; two grandchildren, Rodney Wayne Parsons and Virginia Lee White; and two great-grandchildren, Kara Delaine Brannon and Cullen Austin Marks.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Crooked Fork Baptist Church, with Elder George Rose, Elder Roger Stewart and Elder Austin White officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

 

MILDRED YOAK

Mildred I. Yoak, 90, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Annie McKee (Moneypenny). She lived most of her life in Calhoun County, where she was a homemaker and worked as a kindergarten aide for several years. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Vienna.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Nedeff of Renton, Wash.; two sons, Bob Yoak of Ellenboro and Jim Yoak of Davisville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Murl Runnion of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Yoak, Jr., in 1988, and one brother, Clark Stalnaker.

She chose to donate her body to the Human Gift Registry at Marshall University.

A memorial service was held at Faith Baptist Church.

 

LOLA EUFALLA KIRBY

Lola Eufalla Kirby, 97, of Big Springs, died Monday, Mar. 2, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Van and Ida Cox.

She retired from BF Goodrich and was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty Wagoner of Big Bend, Wanda Moore of Mogadore, Ohio, and Mestil Richards of Parkers-burg; one sister, Glean McGill of Harrisville; two half-sisters, Lucy Reed of Smithville and Fay Holbert of Parkersburg; two half-brothers, Clell Cox of Smithville and Clinton Cox of Vienna; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Okey Kirby; two daughters, Maxine Eagle and Colleen Gainer; two sons, Dennis Kirby and Glennis Kirby; two sisters, Dicie Wright and Berbia Merritt; three brothers, Archie Cox, Mont Cox and Burr Cox; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Big Springs. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery.

 

CHARLES RUDD

Charles D. Rudd, 87, of Stumptown, died Saturday, Mar. 7, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born at Valley Head, Randolph County, the son of the late William and Pearl May Asbury Rudd.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a Christian.

Surviving are three sons, Donivan Rudd of Louisville, Ky., Charles Rudd of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Thomas Rudd of New-bury, Ohio; two daughters, Darlene Putnam of Shock and Tonya Herncane of Hiram, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Nina Saunders of West Virginia and Lucille Thorn of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Marie McCauley Rudd; one son, Thomas Allen Rudd; three brothers, James, Daruis and Ted; four sisters, Blanche, Helen, Cleo and Cleva; one half-brother; and two half-sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Putnam officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Community Cemetery.

 

DARKIS GAY MURPHY

Darkis Gay Murphy, 90, of Barlow, Ohio, died Monday, Mar. 2, 2009, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Floyd Jarvis and Nancy McLaughlin Jarvis.

She had attended Decatur Chapel Church and Lighthouse Baptist Church, Barlow.

Surviving are one daughter, Mable Carpenter of Marietta, Ohio; one brother, Fred Truman of Mansfield, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Clem Murphy, whom she married Sept. 7, 1945, in Spencer; one son, Ivan; one daughter, Rosilee; five sisters; and four brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Pastor Charles Hall officiating. Burial was in Barlow Cemetery.

 

JAMES RIDDLE

James E. Riddle, 48, of Grantsville, died Monday, Mar. 2, 2009.

He was born in Logan County, the son of the late Glen and Elsie Bailey Riddle.

He attended Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Gladys Toler of Cyclone and Kathy Bailey of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Charles Riddle of Cyclone and George Riddle of Grantsville; six nieces; six nephews; and 19 great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Lee Riddle and Jimmy Dean Riddle, and one sister, Patricia Gale Riddle.

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

 

CHRISTOPHER COLE BELL

Christopher Cole Bell, 21, of Creston, died Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2009, as a result of an auto accident.

He was born in Roane County, the son of Harold and Angela Bell of Creston.

He was employed at Flying W Plastics Co.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Clayton Bell and Matthew Bell, both of Creston; one step-sister, Sarah Shelby Shaffer of Columbus, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Mary Louise Bell of Annamoriah; maternal grandmother, Yvonne Poorman; and two nieces.

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

 

EMOGENE COTTRELL

Emogene Cottrell, 61, of Shock, Gilmer County, died Saturday, Mar. 7, 2009, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Harper and Ocie Sampson King.

She was a certified nursing assistant at Gilmer County Senior Citizens Center, Glenville.

Surviving are one son, Denzil Cottrell, Jr., of Glenville; two daughters, Malissa Cottrell of Braxton County and Amanda Williams of Glenville; four brothers, Dwight King and George King, both of Shock, Larry King of Virginia and Delbert King of Normantown; two sisters, Lyda Dye and Sharon King, both of Ohio; seven grandchildren; and her companion, James Meadows.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Parsons.

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

 

CLARENCE BAILEY

Clarence Bailey, 70, of Chloe, died Sunday, Mar. 8, 2009, at Shady Rest Nursing Home, Dalton, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Amos and Maude Groves Bailey.

He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways and had worked for Norris Industries for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Phyllis Miller Bailey; one son, Daniel Bailey of Dalton, Ohio; one daughter, Margaret Metz of Orma; two grandsons, Justin Bailey of Orma and Bradley Bailey of Dalton; two step-grandsons, Adam Layfield of Dalton and Brian Metz of South Carolina; one step-granddaughter, Erin Metz of North Carolina; three brothers, Paul Bailey of Orrville, Ohio, Texas Bailey of Parkersburg and Charles Bailey of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; and two sisters, Juanita of Massillon, Ohio, and Sue of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lee, Ray and Johnny; two sisters, Glenna McCune and Madge Greathouse; and one grandson, Nicholas.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Orma Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

CHESSIE TALKINGTON

Chessie F. Talkington, 81, of Newton Falls, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late William Riley and Sarah Katherine Bishop McCumbers.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, George W. Talkington; two sons, Stephen of Cleveland, Ohio, and George, Jr., of Akron, Ohio; five daughters, Helen Brown of Logan, Karen Thomas of Newton Falls, Patsy Abel of Cleveland, Terri Kowalski of Shalersville, Ohio, and Vickie Miller of Rosedale; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Noah, Charlie, Russell, Brooks and Ernest, and five sisters, Goldie, Maxine, Birdie, Hazel and Mary.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut, with Minister Mike Brooks officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

LOTTIE CLOUSER

Lottie D. Clouser, 73, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 8, 2009, at Essex Health Care, Tallmadge, Ohio.

She was born at Chloe, the daughter of the late Ora and Gertrude Lamb Groggs.

Surviving are her husband, David C. Clouser; three daughters, Barbara Thompson of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Patty Moore of Stinson and Angela Scott of Chloe; one son, David A. Clouser of Akron; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Loretta Gray of Elyria, Ohio, Norma Nicholas and Jean Siers; and five brothers, Ted Groggs of Stow, Ohio, Bud Groggs of Medina, Ohio, Frank Groggs, Bill Groggs and Michael Groggs.

She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Christopher and David Clouser; two brothers, Bob and Paul Groggs; two sisters, Sue Mullins and an infant; and step-mother, Vola Groggs.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Newcomer Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Neal Brock officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

MARY KRAMER

Mary V. Kramer, 97, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County and graduated from Williamstown High School and University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1937. After doing private duty for years, she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital and, before retiring in 1976, began the epidemiology department. She was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, serving as Eucharist minister for years.

Surviving are two sons, Henry J. of Shepherdstown and Fred C. of Houston, Tex.; one daughter, Mary Ellen of Bridgeport; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Henry, in August, 2008.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis Xavier, with Father Eric Hall as celebrant. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

DELPHIA GAY ROGERS

Delphia Gay Rogers, 89, of Harrisville, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Parkersburg.

She was born on Bear Run, near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Ascoe and Dora Cottrill Nicholas.

She was a homemaker and Jehovah’s Witness.

Surviving are five daughters, Jo Gill of Clarksburg, Jean Lane of Parkersburg, and Leona “Kokomo” Stull, Mary “Katie” Goff and Jane Rogers, all of Harrisville; 34 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Rogers; one son, Robert J. Rogers; one daughter, Judith Ann Baker; three brothers; one sister; and one grandchild.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery, near Smithville.

 

VIRGINIA BENNETT

Virginia G. Bennett, 88, of Devola, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late John and Lora Richards Kellar.

She attended Brooksville Elementary School. She was a member of Fifth Street Church of Christ, Beverly, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one sister, Rosalie Rea of Marietta; a nephew, Larry Kendall, who resided with her; and several other nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Marcellus Bennett, at Grantsville on Nov. 29, 1991; four brothers, Therman Kellar, Richard Kellar, Charles Kellar and an infant David Kellar; and two sisters, Lara Kellar and Hazel Kellar Kendall.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta, with Zack Waite and Bruce Goosman officiating, and burial in East Lawn Memorial Park.

 

SHIRLEY ANN SAMS

Shirley Ann Sams, 59, of Vienna, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at The Arbors of Marietta.

She was born in Werneck, Germany, the daughter of Vivian Sams of Petroleum and the late Lt. Cmdr. Harry C. Sams.

She was a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in criminal justice.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one sister, Tina Lishman of Chloe, and seven brothers, Chris Sams of Avon Lake, Ohio, Tony Sams of Petroleum, David Sams of Butler, Pa., Bobby Sams of Saudi Arabia, Steven Sams of Hundred, Andrew Sams of Parowan, Utah, and Keith Sams of Albuquerque, N.M.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and one nephew, David Lee Sams, Jr.

Arrangements were incomplete by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

 

MABEL SMITH

Mabel D. Smith, 89, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Bert and Bell Siers Vaughn.

She was a homemaker and a receptionist for Hackney and Lipensky attorneys-at-law.

Surviving are one step-son, Ernest Smith of St. Albans; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Yost of Chloe and Geneva Snyder of Akron, Ohio; her caregivers, Launa and Nolan Butler of Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest (Bud) Smith; one sister, Ruby Hensley; one brother, Paul Vaughn; and her step-mother, Anna Vaughn.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, Charleston.

 

LEANDER NEWTON ‘Pete’ HUSK

Leander Newton “Pete” Husk, 68, of Mineral Wells, died Monday, Mar. 2, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Dewey Newton and Bessie Bower Husk.

 He had been employed by Wharton Body Shop and was a Protestant.

Surviving are his companion, Shirley Marks; one step-daughter, Kathy Marie Sims; two brothers, Foster Husk of Grantsville and Charles E. Husk of Libertyville, Ill.; and three sisters, Gertrude Welsh and Sharon Titus, both of Jane Lew, and Madeline Lamp of Weston.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Denver, A.B., Donzel and Roger Husk.

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

 

MARGIE YOUNGEBERG

Margie E. Godfrey Youngeberg, 76, of Florence Township, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Amherst Manor.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Waitman T. William and Louise Brooks Godfrey.

She was employed 27 years at General Motors, Elyria, Ohio, before retiring in 1988 as a foreman.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Frederick of Birmingham and Constance Shiltz of Corona, Calif.; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; five sisters, Luella Moore of Stallings, N.C., Nina McCartney of Calcutta, Ohio, and Sharon Smith, Rose Croft and Frances Adwell, all of Grantsville; and one brother, William Godfrey of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Youngeberg, and one son, Tyler Frederick.

Services were held in Amherst, Ohio, with burial in Florence Township Cemetery.

 

SYLVIA HICKS RISBIN

Sylvia Hicks Risbin, 90, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Akron City Hospital.

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

Early in life, she attended Little White Oak Methodist Church. She was a resident of Juno Beach, Fla., for 30 years prior to moving to Akron.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Risbin; five sisters, Mary Sampson, Anna Harold, Minnie Boggs, Cora Fritz and Dorma Jarvis; and four brothers, Carl Hicks, Curt Hicks, Rector Hicks and Hallie Hicks.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger McKee officiating. Burial will be in Hicks Cemetery, Little White Oak. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

GOLDIE EMOGENE STARCHER GREATHOUSE

Goldie Emogene Starcher Greathouse, 81, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Mar. 2, 2009.

She was born at Hur, the daughter of the late Grover and Rosa Adams Starcher.

Surviving are four sons, Roger Starcher, Richard Starcher, Arnold Greathouse and Ronald Greathouse; three daughters, Linda Carpenter, Debbie Sampson and Judy Hall; one sister, Lula Hughes; one brother, Holly Starcher; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Greathouse; one son, Donald Starcher; one grandson, Josh Hall; two sisters, Lucy Bollinger and Hazel Hughes; and an infant brother, Thomas Starcher.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Roger Carter and Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

VENA CLARK

Vena C. Clark, 96, of Rosedale, died Monday, Mar. 2, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late General George Cottrill and Freda Dell Dillon Cottrill.

She was a retired general store merchant.

Surviving are three sons, Wetzel Putnam and wife Bea of Arnoldsburg, Van Putnam of Petroleum and Mike Putnam of Shock; three daughters, Rachel Johnson of Stow, Ohio, Delores Wright of Rosedale and Charlotte Frame of Wellington, Ohio; four brothers, Dove, Don and Glen Cottrill, all of Rosedale, and Eugene Cottrill of Newbury, Ohio; two sisters, Merle Jarvis of Gassaway and Ruth Kirk of Newbury; 19 grandchildren, 46 great-grand-children; and 32 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marshall Fletcher Putnam, and her second husband, Earl Clark, and one brother, Dale Cottrill.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Putnam officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

WALTER EDWARD ‘Emory’ SMITH

Walter Edward “Emory” Smith, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in the extended care unit at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Mont Edward Smith and Hattie Lenore Marshall Smith.

He worked with his father for years as an oil and gas producer. The business is still in the family, with employees Eddie Yoak, Evelyn Yoak, Ron Summers, Brian Ritchie and Rob Parsons. He was active in Knotts Memorial Methodist Church and was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Nemesis Temple, Parkersburg, and Charleston Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Wholaver Smith; daughter-in-law, Peggy Sue Booher Smith; two grandsons, Curtis Edward Smith and Bradley Dyer Smith; one great-grandson, Zachery; and one great-granddaughter, Arielle, all of Cape Coral, Fla.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother, Robert Kent Smith, and one son, Carl Edward Smith, who died at age 42 in Ft. Myers, Fla.

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

 

DARRELL LEE HEINEY

Darrell Lee Heiney, 61, of Lewisburg, formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Pearl M. Simmons Heiney and the late Forest LeVere Heiney, and was in the care of ResCare of Lewisburg.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one sister, Dianne Heiney Smith of Spencer; three nieces, Shawn Smith Stanley, Dawn Smith Hymes and Kristi Smith Cecil; one great-niece, Shayla Stanley; and three great-nephews, Jevan Stanley, Tyler Hymes and Turner Hymes.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ken Heiney officiating. Burial was in Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

EDDA BERNICE BARNES

Edda Bernice Barnes, 82, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at her residence.

She was born in Nobe, the daughter of the late Noah and Opal Radabaugh Roberts.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Renee Arant of Kearneys-ville and Enid Yvette Barnes of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Juanita Marcum of Belpre.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Rexie Barnes; one son, Terence Rexie Barnes; and one daughter, Karen Lou Barnes.

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

 

HAZEL HALL AYERS

Hazel Hall Ayers, 90, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at her residence.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Edwin and Matilda Adams Hall.

She was a retired postmaster, having served at Arnoldsburg and Washington. She was a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Michael Ayers of Fredericksburg, Va., and Roger Ayers and Richard Ayers, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Judith Stump of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Vernon Ayers; one son, Francis Gaynell Ayers; one granddaughter, Cynthia Ayers; seven brothers, Cleo, P. Dewey, Eufa, Bruce, Woodrow, George and Hershel Hall; and seven sisters, Eliah Elliot, Lena Stump, Bethel Starcher, Eugene Hall, Odessa Hall, Vera Baranowski and Juanita Boswell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Brown, Rev. Phil Prunty and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

 

MAYSEL MARIE BOGGS

Maysel Marie Boggs, 90, of Reedy, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late John Lane and Belle Wayne Lane Barbe.

She was a homemaker and formerly worked at O.J. Morrisons, Spencer. She was a member of Roane General Hospital Auxiliary and Beech Grove Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda K. Boggs of Parkersburg and Shirley T. Mace of Riverton, Wyo.; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and her faithful companion, Allie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bliss Boggs; step-father, Otto Barbe; four sisters, Opal Umble, Clora Sheldon, Berniece Miller and an infant; an infant brother; and one step-sister, Lela Powell.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Fairview Cemetery, Reedy, with Rev. Calvin McCutcheon officiating. Visiting hours will be on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

 

RANDALL JONES

Randall C. Jones, 65, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after a battle with cancer.

He was born in Weston, the son of the late Adren and Freeda Jones of Glenville.

He graduated from Glenville High School and obtained a BS degree in agronomy from West Virginia University. He retired after 37 years of service with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, formerly Soil Conservation Service. He worked as a district conservationist in the Grantsville and Glenville field offices from 1971 to Jan. 1, 2003. He was a 4-H leader, camp counselor, shooting sports instructor, 4-H All-Star and a member of the W.Va. 4-H Hall of Fame. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Sue Jones, whom he married June 10, 1967; one daughter, Shannon Jones Johnson of Elkins; two sisters, Wandalene Drake of Glenville and Tonabell Turner of Newark; one brother, Lyndall Jones of Mineral Wells; numerous nieces and nephews; and Abigail, a pet miniature schnauzer.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Deronda Rickman and Wilodene Currence, and one brother, Raymel Jones of West Union.

He will be cremated and his ashes distributed by his immediate family. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. and a memorial service, conducted by Rev. Rick Swearengin, on Saturday, Feb 21, at 1 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

Donations in memory of Randall Jones can be made to the WVU Foundation to support the 4-H camping program fund. Send donations to P.O. box 6031, 806 Knapp Hall, Morgantown, WV 26506.

 

WAVALENE GAY YOST ARNOLD

Wavalene Gay Yost Arnold, 87, of Orma, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Huntington.

She was the daughter of the late Jerry and Matilda Yost.

Surviving are three daughters, Kathleen Miller of Bellevue, Ohio, Karen King of Orma and Twila Ann Arnold of Belpre, Ohio; three sons, Carroll Arnold of Spencer, Dale Arnold of Parkersburg and Danny Arnold of Orma; eight grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, four brothers; and one granddaughter.

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

 

JOYCE JEAN YOUNG

Joyce Jean Wilson Young, 75, of Vienna, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Joy and Ethel Davis Wilson.

She was a homemaker and later retired as a bookkeeper for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8127. She was a charter life member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary 8127, Vienna, and member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2307 and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 159. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are four daughters, Cathy Henrie , Patsy Young-Greiner, Mary Ann Wilkes and Donna Griffith; three sons, Michael, John and George; seven grandchildren; six great-grand-children; one sister, Pat Lucas; three nieces; one nephew; special daughter, Cammie Manzo; dear friend, Annabelle Wells; and several “adopted” children, who knew her as “Mom Young.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Young; one sister, Doratha Tingler; and one step-son, Stephen Lee Philips.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Dennis Pratt officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

AGNES SUSIE SMITH

Agnes Susie Smith, 101, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Abe and Daisy Church Whipkey.

She worked for 15 years at Economy Industries, Harrisville, and was a member of Smithville Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Thermal Lee Barnhart of Caldwell and Fejeana S. Evans of Mineral Wells; one son, Everett B. Smith of Oceana; two sisters, Thelma Lowe of Mongalia, Pa., and Elma Wright of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine Smith; an infant child; two sons, Thurman Smith and Blondon E. Smith; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Loran Dace officiating. Burial was in Westfall Cemetery, Smithville.

 

DELBERT AMOS

Delbert J. Amos, 85, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Eagle Pointe.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Simon and Sarah Church Amos.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired after 40 years of service at A.B. Chance as a dryer operator. He was a life-long member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, where he was a deacon.

Surviving are four daughters, Rochelle Bran of West Haven, Utah, Sandra Francis and Joan Smith, both of Parkersburg, and June McCloy of Hockingport, Ohio; four sons, Robert Amos of Burnt House, Charles Amos of Walker, Dennis Amos of Hockingport and Paul Amos of Vinemont, Ala.; one sister, Reva Cundiff of Grantsville; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willadean Whipkey Amos, and one sister, Ruby Goff.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Chapel Baptist Church, with Pastor Lorus Roberts and Pastor Jerry Malona officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Baptist Cemetery with full military rites. Visitation will be held Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., South Parkersburg, and noon until time of services at the church.

 

LARRY COTTRELL

Larry Cottrell, 63, of Palestine, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Woodrow and Ocie Parsons Cottrell.

He was a 1965 graduate of Wirt County High School. He retired from International Converters, Inc., Belpre, and was Independent Full Gospel by faith.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Darlene Buffington Cottrell; three sons, Larry Lean Cottrell of Elizabeth, Darren Lane Cottrell of Lubeck and Dusten Shawn Cottrell of Palestine; one daughter, Angela Dawn McMullen of Palestine; six grandchildren; two brothers, twin Jerry Cottrell of Palestine and Stanley Cottrell of Elizabeth; two sisters, Geraldine Bailey of Newark and Sharon Burnside of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor William Cottrell and Pastor Jerry Cottrell officiating. Burial was in Mt. William Cemetery, Blue Goose.

 

GLENN VANNOY

Glenn B. Vannoy, 75, of North Olmsted, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009.

He was born in West Virginia and graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1951. He retired after 33 years as customer service supervisor of United Airlines. He was an active member of Kiwanis as past president and lieutenant governor. He was a Citizen of the Year in North Olmsted and spent his retirement years as a volunteer with many organizations.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon K. Mathena Vannoy; three daughters, Dawn Trice, Cheryl Bell and Christine Clark; one son, Kevin; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at Clague Road United Church of Christ, North Olmsted.

 

EVA BURTON

Eva C. Burton, 88, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lon and May Downs Powell.

She retired from Wood County board of education, where she had worked in the food service department for several years. She was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Debra Foutty of Vienna; three grandchildren; and one sister, Amy Hathaway of Lost Creek.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Richard C. Burton, in 2005, and eight brothers and sisters, Shirley McKown, Virla Poling, Paul Powell, Rue Powell, Lucille Wilmoth, William Gail Powell, Emmaneal Montgomery and Victor Powell.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Kathryn Ambler and Rev. L. Norman Butler officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

GENEVA VIOLET HEINEY SNIDER

Geneva Violet Heiney Snider, 91, formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Spencer.

She was the daughter of the late Howard and Retta Jane Hosey Heiney.

Surviving are one son, James F. Snider of Brady Lake, Ohio; three daughters, Doris J. Davis of Spencer, Sandra Ferrebee of Castalia, N.C., and Wanda Crawford of Louisburg, N.C.; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harry Heiney of Ravenna, Ohio, and Charles Heiney of Grantsville; five sisters, Lela Reeder, Juanita Reynolds and Grace Wilson, all of Parkersburg, and Ellinor Clarcia of Aurora, Ohio, and Louise Newbrough of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James Lester Snider, in 2002; two sons, E. Ray Snider and Andrew Lee Snider; one infant daughter, Joanne Snider; one infant grand-daughter, Rebecca Lynn Alderman; one sister, Rachel Marie Heiney Mascoline; and four brothers, Denver, Glen, Donald and Vear Heiney.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ken Heiney officiating. Burial was in Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

DENZIL REED McKOWN

Denzil Reed McKown, 76, of North Royalton, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Parma Hospital.

He was the son of the late Norman and Anna McKown.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from General Motors, Parma, Ohio. He was a member of Hillview Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Jacquelyn Sue Chenoweth McKown; two sons, Gregory McKown of North Royalton and Christopher McKown of Bay Village, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one sister, Ruby Laughlin of Arnoldsburg.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Opal Burgess, Hazel Roach and Elsie Mace, and one infant brother, Charles McKown.

Services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, with Rev. Franklin Brown officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick, Ohio. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

 

DAVID LOWELL REED, SR.

David Lowell Reed, Sr., 66, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Loyd and Edna Pearl Shimer Reed.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are one son, Kevin W. Reed and wife Sue of Grantsville; one daughter, Chrystal L. Turner and husband Brian; one sister, Euna Reed; one brother, Tim Reed and wife Thelma; four grandchildren, Ashley Reed, Brandon Reed, Brian Turner and Abby Turner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Melinda K. Reed; one son, David L. Reed, Jr.; and one sister, Phyllis Whipkey.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

 

JANETTE ‘Jan’ KERBY

Janette “Jan” Kerby, 84, of Doylestown, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel Arthur.

She was a member of Silver Creek Christian Church and Barberton Moose #759.

Surviving are two sons, Bill and Jack; three daughters, Doris Williams, Patricia Garner and Brenda Adamov; seven grand-children; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Warren Arthur.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Robert Cleo; one son, Bob; and three sisters, Betty, Maxine and Margie.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with Allen Jolly officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

REV. PAUL MORRISON

Rev. Paul Morrison, 90, of Ravenswood, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Newville, Braxton County, the son of the late Cecil and Wanda Kniceley Morrison.

He began his ministry at age 21. He joined the United Methodist Conference, where he was ordained Deacon and received his Elders license in 1956, while serving in Calhoun County. His ministry included Braxton, Calhoun, Roane, Jackson and Wood counties. He retired in 1983, but served 18 more years before finally retiring in 2002.

Surviving are one son, Mitch Morrison of Ravenswood; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Betty, Lilly and Jeretta, all of Ohio; and one brother, Chuck of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lenamae; two brothers, John and Buck; and two sisters, Lois and Doris.

Services were held at Sandyville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Stephen Rhoades, Chuck Hascue and Marvin Miller officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville.

 

GEORGE RUTHERFORD

George L. Rutherford, 72, of Spencer, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Newton, N.C.

He was born at Mullens, the son of the late Ralph and Mabel Claire Alderman Rutherford.

He was a retired mechanical engineer for O. Ames Co. with 33 years of service. After retirement, he worked as a volunteer for American Red Cross and Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Jearldine; two daughters, Kelly Norman of Crestwood, Ken., and Tracy Bostic of Berkeley Springs; and four grandchildren.

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

 

GEORGE DUSKEY

George G. Duskey, 79, of Coventry Township, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Charles and Lydia Duskey.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as a train engineer for Akron Barberton Belt Line for many years. He was a charter member and Deacon for Clinton Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Frances; two daughters, Sue Breiding and Tracey Hopkins; two step-sons, Don Shackelford and Rick Shackelford; two step-daughters, Kay Blanc and Laurie Fulton; two brothers, Robert and Frank Duskey; two sisters, Jean Bell and Jeanettia Smith; four grandchildren; three great-grand-children; 12 step-grandchildren; and 15 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 37 years, Betty, and one son, George “Pete.”

A gathering of family and friends was held at Bacher Funeral Home, Norton, Ohio. A celebration of his life was scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Paul Daniels, Pastor Bruce Sparks and Pastor Kyle Allen officiating, and burial in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio, with military honors.

 

SANDRA ANITA ARTHUR

Sandra Anita Arthur, 57, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

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

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Brian Keith Goodnight of Parkersburg; two daughters, Ruby Diane Spellman and Ruth Ann Spellman, both of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers; four sisters; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Charles Carothers of Parkersburg.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating, and burial in Goodnight Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

DONALD RAY WILLIAMS

Donald Ray Williams, 61, of Grantsville, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at Eagle Point Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Omagene Eagle Williams and the late Dale Williams.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a former timberman and truck driver.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three daughters, Rebecca Williams of Grantsville and Twila Williams and Carrie Lott, both of Parkersburg; one son, Donnie Williams of Parkersburg; four brothers; four sisters; four grandchildren; and his companion, Norma Freshour.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

HUBERT EVERETT KERBY

Hubert Everett Kerby, 88, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was the son of the late Everett and Pearl Smith Kerby.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired oil and gas field worker for Cain Oil & Gas Co.

Surviving are his wife, Ettalean Sampson Kerby; one daughter, Carolyn Parsons of Millstone; one son, Ronald Kerby of Grantsville; one brother, Warren Kerby of Arnoldsburg; three sisters, Tessie Clutts of Lakeland, Fla., Velma McCauley of Ripley and Faustine Barker of Tennessee; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

REV. PAUL WILSON

Rev. Paul E. Wilson, 78, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at his home.

He was born at Brohard, the son of the late Dorcy and Eula Mills Wilson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired Calhoun County bus driver. He was a Baptist minister for over 20 years, having pastored Strait Creek Baptist Church, Brohard, Mt. William Baptist Church, near Elizabeth, and Zoar Baptist Church, near St. Marys.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva Wilson; one daughter, Connie Roberts of Big Bend; one granddaughter, Mercy Roberts of Big Bend; and one sister, Mabel Stevens of Munday.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Steed of Parkersburg.

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

 

VERDON PRICE BOONE

Verdon Price Boone, 87, of Florence, Ariz., died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, in Casa Grand, Ariz.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Vernando and Lilly Price Boone.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was a former employee of Union Carbide Co. and had worked in the copper mining industry in Arizona.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Swartz of Moundsville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verle Virginia Kendall Boone in 1978; one son, Richard Verdon Boone; and his second wife, Ilene Boone.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, with military graveside rites by Spencer American Legion Post.

 

THOMAS MURRAY BELL

Thomas Murray Bell, 87, of Pinecrest, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in Baptist Hospital, Miami.

He was born in Winnipeg, Canada, the son of the late William and Catherine Johnston Bell.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the 2nd Army under Gen. George Patton in Normandy on D-Day. He was retired from Florida Power and Light Co. with 38 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, William Bell of Miami, Fla., and James M. Bell of North Carolina; one daughter, Tamara Marion of Wisconsin; one sister, Rita Catanzaro of New Jersey; six grand-children; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Lamp Bell, formerly of Grantsville, in 2002.

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

 

GARNET MARIE BARR

Garnet Marie Barr, 73, of Grantsville, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Fred and Ednal Harden Kelley and a life-time member of Cherry Fork United Methodist Church.

 Surviving are her husband of 54 years, David Barr; four sons, Fred Wayne Ward of Raleigh, N.C., and Vance Barr, Mark Barr and Brent Barr, all of Grantsville; one daughter, Christine Barr of Nitro; six grandchildren, Kristopher Ward, Tracie Barr Hosey, Amy Barr, Tiffany Barr, Kayla Barr and Shana Starkey; two great-grandchildren, Autumn Skaggs and Amera Hosey; three sisters, Dessel Bower and Katie Matheny, both of Michigan, and Betty Craddock of Grantsville; and one brother, Jerry Kelley of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Kelley.

In accordance with her wishes, her body was cremated. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

REV. WILLIAM HAROLD STREET

Rev. William Harold Street, 84, of Charleston, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at home.

He was born in Liverpool, the son of the late Coral and Minnie Street.

After graduating from Gilmore High School, Jackson County, in 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served from 1942-45 in the 82nd Bombardment Squadron, 12th Bomb Group during World War II. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1950 and from Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J., in 1953. He was ordained as an elder in the West Virginia Conference of United Methodist Churches in 1953 and served several churches in West Virginia. He worked with the Charleston Housing Authority from 1971-80 and in state government until he retired in 1986. In the summer of 1965, he led a YMCA-sponsored community organizing program in Freed.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Louise McDonald Street, formerly of Grantsville; two daughters, Martha Spiker of Ripley and Anne Barth of Charleston; one son, John William Street of Charleston; five grandchildren; one sister, Kathryn Carson of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Jay Street, Ronald Street, Gerald Street and Hershall Street, and three sisters, Lois Hinzman, Evelyn Horton and Charlotte Epling.

A celebration of his life was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at St. Marks United Methodist Church, Charleston, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rt. 33 East, Ripley.

 

FRANCES DOWNS

Frances J. Downs, 78, of Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County and lived most of her life in Pineville.

Surviving are one son, Clyde “Butch” Downs and wife Erin of Bristol; one daughter, Emma Downs of Bristol; four grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Sharon Murphy of McArthur, Ohio; and one aunt, Helen Blanchfield of Barberton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Downs, in 1998.

Graveside services were held at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, Tenn., with Rev. Bill Goode officiating.

 

LORNA TRUMAN

Lorna B. Truman, 81, of Spencer, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Loci Idona Iceman Siers.

She was a homemaker and a member of Prudence Chapel United Methodist Church, Minnora.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna R. Hamrick of Spencer; two sons, Rickey Dale Middleton of South Carolina and James Marvin Middleton of Mt. Dora, Fla.; two sisters, Janice Parsons of Massillon, Ohio, and Lena Nutter of Alliance, Ohio; 14 grand-children; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Roscoe Middleton, Sr.; one son, Donald Roscoe Middleton, Jr.; one daughter, Shirley Mae Brightwell; four brothers, Glen, Paul, Randall and Willard Siers; and one sister, Loris Gallagher.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial will be in Prudence Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

MARY YOAK

Mary M. Yoak, 85, of Five Forks, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late John G. and Delphia Lockard Weaver.

She was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, and a homemaker

Surviving are one son, Glen Charles Yoak of Five Forks; two sisters, Mae Jennings of Nobe and Ova Bragg of Big Springs; one brother, Bernard Weaver of Glenville; four grandchildren, Amanda Carpenter, Alicia Lamp, Travis Glen Yoak and Misty Yoak; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Yoak.

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

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