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ALMA LEE MORRIS

Alma Lee Morris, 74, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Chester and Clover Valentine Bell.

She was a graduate of Wirt County High School.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, David Morris; one son, Bill Morris of Grantsville; one brother, Billy Bell of Ritchie County; two sisters, Dorothy Ash of Elizabeth and Sharon Hutchinson of Newark; three step-grandchildren, Sheila Hymes and Kristi Roudebush, both of Spencer, and Scott Sampson of Grants-ville; four step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kelly Jo Morris; one sister, Betty Layfield; and one brother, Carl Bell.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Dean Ash officiating. Burial was in Pine Twist Cemetery.

 

NELSON LEON ROBINSON

Nelson Leon Robinson, 73, of Lake, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011.

He was the son of the late Orville and Faye Robinson.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and retired from coal mining as a maintenance superintendent.

Surviving are his wife, Eloise; two daughters, Debra Adams and Tammy Donahue; one son, Mike Robinson; one step-son, Michael Mullens; five brothers, Jerry Lee of Pleasantville, Ohio, James Paul and Sam Phillip, both of Lake, Clifford “Kippy” of Ashton and Billy Ray of Morristown, Tenn.; three sisters, Deloris Jean Hagar of Lancaster, Ohio, Francis Kay “Cookie” Hensen of Teays Valley and Diana McCann of Hilliard, Ohio; nine grand-children; and three aunts, Mae Dolin, Lendel Setliff and Anna Boggs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat, and one brother, Larry Earl Robinson.

Memorial service was held at Greenview Church of Christ, with Richard Runyon officiating.

 

LEONA HARDMAN

Leona M. Hardman, 81, of Parkersburg, formerly of Tanner, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Eagle Point Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Lynn and Sarah Wagoner Frymier.

Before retiring, she was an elementary teacher for 23 years in Wood County and four years in Gilmer County. She was a member of Pythian Sisters of Tanner.

Surviving are two daughters, Tami Hardman of Mineral Wells and Beth Hernandez of Miami, Fla.; two sons, Robert Hardman of Grantsville and Eric Hardman of Rockport; one brother, Claude Frymier of Smithville; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hardman; one grandson, Adam Spears; and two brothers, Jimmy and June Frymier.

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

 

LOWELL ‘Tom’ SHAFFER

Lowell C. “Tom” Shaffer, 73, of Canton, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.

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

He retired from Republic Storage Systems after 39 years of service. He was a member and past trustee of F.O.E. #141 and American Legion Post #44.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 53 years, Judy Parsons Shaffer; one daughter, Susan Diane Hall of Canton; one son, Mark Shaffer of Canton; one grandson, Heath Hall of Canton; and one brother, Roy Shaffer of Chloe.

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

Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, 7 p.m., at Welch-Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home, 2523 Tuscarawas St. West, Canton, with Rev. Chad Durfee officiating. Visitation is Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 408 9th Street SW, Canton, OH 44707.

 

MARCUS McPHAIL

Marcus McPhail, 64, of Ravenswood, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, suddenly while playing golf with friends at Greenhills Country Club, Ravenswood.

He was born at Radford, Va., the son of the late Marcus and Rachel Beasley McPhail.

He was a 1966 graduate of Ripley High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He was a 1970 graduate at Glenville State College, where he was the Pioneer quarterback. He served as a graduate assistant football coach at Marshall University for the Young Thundering Herd.

He earned a master’s degree in counseling at Marshall University and retired as a counselor from Roane-Jackson Technical School. He played golf almost daily at Greenhills Country Club, where he was formerly on the board of directors.

His high school coaching career began at Ravenswood High School as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach. The following year, he was named Ripley High School’s head coach in football and baseball. He also coached football and baseball at St. Marys High School and Calhoun County High School. His eight- year stint for the Red Devils was the third longest in school history and he led the team to its first playoff berth in 1983.

Surviving are one son, Matt McPhail of Lancaster, Ohio; two sisters, Ann McPhail Yeager of South Carolina and Linda McPhail Rhodes of Ravenswood; best friend and former wife, Louella McPhail; two grandchildren, Kelsey McPhail and Sydney McPhail; and three step-grandchildren, Brittney McDonald, Taylor Mills and Chris Mills.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Rita McPhail Bockert.

Memorial celebration of the Active Life of Marcus McPhail was scheduled Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Greenhills Country Club.

 

CHARLES STUMP, M.D.

Charles A. Stump, M.D., 84, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Albert and Gladys Weaver Stump.

He was a 1945 graduate of Calhoun County High School, where he was captain of the All-Conference football team as a senior. He holds the record for the longest punt return in CCHS history. He was mentored by his family physician, Dr. Curtis Artz. After graduating, he joined the U.S. Navy and was placed in the officer training program and sent to Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, and then to University of Pennsylvania, where he received his bachelor of science degree. After completing active duty, he entered medical school at George Washington University and graduated with high honors with an MD degree in 1952. He interned at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. He returned to Grantsville to practice general medicine for four years. He was recalled to active duty in 1956 and was stationed for two years at Quantico, Va., where he served as a medical officer for the U.S. Marines. He retired from naval service as a Lieutenant.

He entered the OB/GYN residency program at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. He left in 1959 to become chief resident at the newly formed OB/GYN residency program at University of Florida. He went to Daytona Beach in 1961 to begin his first practice, joining Dr. Cleland Cochrane. After two years, he opened his own office, where he practiced for 35 years. In 1998, he worked at Halifax Health and continued practicing until his retirement in 2008. In 2000, he was one of seven recipients awarded the Florida Medical Association of Appreciation.

Early on, he felt that he was losing too many patients to breast cancer, and the early detection of the disease became a passion for him. He pioneered the use of mammography in the area as an early detection tool. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Ormond Beach.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, JoAnn Campbell Stump, whom he married in 1952; one son, Michael Stump of Ormond Beach; one daughter, Ann Martorano of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and one grandson, Michael Charles Stump of Wilson, N.C.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 4 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 336 S. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach, with a reception to follow in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Ormond Beach, FL 32176, or to New Start of Daytona, 616 Harvey Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118.

 

NORA AUDREY KEITH BROOKOVER

Nora Audrey Keith Brookover, 95, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Jessie Warren and Amanda Parsons Keith.

She earned a masters degree from WVU and worked in both the Wood County and Calhoun County school systems as a teacher until retiring. She was a longtime member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Sunday School and Bible Study groups. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Guckert of Mineral Wells; one son, Lloyd Keith of Mineral Wells; four step-sons, Craig Brookover of North Carolina, Scott Brookover of Pennsylvania, and Bill McCartney and Brian Brookover, both of Parkersburg; one sister, Nellie Herning of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale L. Brook-over, on Aug. 1, 2011; one son, Jimmy Keith; one sister, Edith O’Donnell; and one brother, Ray M. Keith.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Dr. Thomas McDowell officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

 

CAROL SUE NICHOLSON

Carol Sue Nicholson, 62, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 20 2011.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late George and Ellen Frederick Hardman.

She retired from B.F. Goodrich and attended Beech Valley United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Delmer Ray Hickman, Jr., and wife Dolly; one daughter, Nancy Ellen Schoolcraft and husband Shyrick; six grandchildren, Cody, Nancy, Nick and Cierra Hickman and Macy and Hunter Schoolcraft.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Junior Nicholson, and one brother, Nathan George Hardman.

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

 

ROBERT HICKMAN

Robert L. Hickman, 75, of Vienna, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Marshall County, the son of the late Earl E. and Selma Pitzer Hickman.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Bureau of Public Debt after 35 years of service. He was a member of Beechwood Presbyterian Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Patty Leeson Hickman; two daughters, Melissa Bennett of Parkersburg and Tina Perdue of Williamstown; one son, Craig Hickman of Big Bend; 12 grand-children; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Karen East of Virginia and Evon Allen of West Union; one brother, Lynn Hickman of Boaz; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two infant children; two brothers, Bud and Dallas Hickman; and two sisters, Cloretta Hickman and Norma Nicholas.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Beechwood Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Ken Calebaugh officiating, and burial in Masonic Cemetery, West Union. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, and one hour prior to services at the church.

 

ALICE VIRGINIA ‘Ginny’ COLE HIGGS

Alice Virginia “Ginny” Cole Higgs, 87, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Fairmont, the daughter of the late James Cole and Alice M. Cole.

She was a homemaker and longtime member of Fountain of Life Christian Fellowship, formerly Bible Fellowship Church, White Hall. She had resided with family in Mt. Zion and in Summerville, S.C., for the last four years. She was a Christian.

Surviving are four sons, Mark Higgs and wife Sarah of Mt. Zion, William Higgs and wife Kathy of Fairmont, Cyrus Higgs and wife Veronica of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Richard Higgs and wife Kristy of Lumberport; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Higgs, and four brothers.

Services were held at Fountain of Life Christian Fellowship, with Brian Cole officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, Smithtown.

 

IRENE CERWIN

Irene Cerwin, 84, of Miami, Fla., died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of S.R. Bee and Cleo.

Surviving is one sister, Virginia Braverman, and one nephew, Anthony Risk.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Patsy Feldman.

Private services were held at Woodlawn Park North Mausoleum Chapel, Miami.

 

ARLEN DARRELL SEARS

Arlen Darrell Sears, 81, of Chloe, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at his home on White Oak Road.

He was born in Nicut, the son of the late William and Viola Weekley Sears.

He was a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran and retired from Starcher Motors, Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Leona Conley Sears; two sons, Michael Sears and Stephen Sears; three grandchildren, Rebecca McClung, Rachel Sears and Julie Sears; two great-grandchildren, Autumn McClung and Emily Sears; one brother, Habred Siers; and one sister, Orva Parsons.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Sears Fross; two brothers, Edward Sears and Forest Sears; and four sisters, Roxie Cooper, Evelyn Bailey, Thelma Lichlyter and Velva Lilly.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Cooper Cemetery, Walnut. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

JERRY ‘Clyde’ McCUMBERS

Jerry “Clyde” McCumbers, 86, of Rosedale, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at his home.

He was born at Gip, the son of the late Samuel and Viola Tucker McCumbers.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as Seaman First Class aboard the USS Barton (DD722) and saw action in the European Theatre and the Pacific Theatre. He retired from the Dept. of Highways in Braxton County.

Surviving are five children, Kathleen G. McCumbers of Rosedale, his caretaker the last six years, Charlene Stewart and Lynn McCumbers, both of Spencer, David McCumbers of Glen-ville and Teresa McCumbers of Elizabeth; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Bottenfield, Jaime McCumbers, Justin McCumbers, Randy Volek, Tracy Nelson, Matthew Stewart, Brenda Lacy and Billy Lacy; nine great-grandchildren, Gregory and Nikki Botten-field, Malachi McCumbers, Colton and Olivia Stewart, Timmie, Tisha and Toby Maze, and Stormala Lacy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ruby Gladys McCumbers; six brothers, Shirley, Tommy, Ezra, Judson, Joe and Denzil; and five sisters, Evelyn, Nora, Dona, Marie and Beulah.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Charles Brady officiating, and burial in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

EDWARD ‘Ed’ STUCKWISH

Edward R. “Ed” Stuckwish, 84, of Mt. Zion, formerly of Sewickley, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.

He was born in Leetsdale, Pa., the son of the late Frank and Agnus Gronan Stuckwish.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Irene Marie Stuckwish; one daughter, Sherry Yamchuk of Mt. Zion; five grandchildren, Charlie Yamchuk of Northeast, Md., Ira Yamchuk of Lancaster, Pa., Samantha Cowan of Big Springs, Tamara Liles of Raleigh, N.C., and Robert Bucek of Jacksonville, N.C.; 11 great-grand-children, Kylie, Ryan and Easton Yamchuk of Maryland, Jacob and Zoe Yamchuk of Pennsylvania, Mickaylee Cowan of Big Springs, Cameron, Nicholas and Kate Liles of Raleigh and Megan and Kennedy Bucek of Jacksonville; and one sister, Clara Besong of Leetsdale.

He was preceded in death by one son, Edward A. Stuckwish, and three brothers, George Stuckwish, Albert Stuckwish and Babe Stuckwish.

There was no public service.

 

BETTY JANE HARTSHORN

Betty Jane Hartshorn, 82, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Oak and Lona Smith Hartshorn.

She was a former self-employed merchant and a Christian.

Surviving are nieces and nephews and special friends, including Johnnie Blake, Robin Pearson, Loretta Siers, and Bill and Wallie.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

EMMA WAGONER

Emma V. Wagoner, 92, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Bertha Cantwell Taylor.

She attended Rock Full Gospel Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are four daughters, Jane McClung of Macfarlan, Charlotte VanCamp of Big Bend, and Judy Bell and Patty Starcher, both of Nobe; seven sons, Robert Wagoner, Raymond Wagoner, Ronnie Wagoner, Charlie Wagoner and Jeffrey Wagoner, all of Big Springs, Harvey Wagoner of Grantsville and Bradley Wagoner of Augusta, Ga.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmas Wagoner; one daughter, Pam Wagoner; and two sons, Wilford Wagoner and Curtis Wagoner.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery.

 

CECIL JAMES

Cecil James, 77, of Silver Springs, Fla., formerly of Nicut, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at his home.

He was the son of the late Mel and Lona Marinkozich James.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Dorotha Dian Simmons James; one son, Jimmy Jon James of Carrolton, Ga.; one daughter, Jennifer Joy Headrick of Ocala, Fla.; two granddaughters; his step-mother, Lena James Bishop; and one step-sister, Jessie James.

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

At his request, there were no services and the body was cremated. His ashes will be returned to Cottrell Family Cemetery, Frozen.

 

LEE ROY JONES

Lee Roy Jones, 95, of Big Bend, died, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was the son of the late John and Samantha Mae Kerby Jones Eagle.

He served as PFC during World War II in Co. E., 242nd Infantry, 42nd Rainbow Division, from 1941-1945, and was a prisoner of war. He received a Bronze Star, Prisoner of War Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal with German Clasp, Combat Infantry Badge, and Honorable Service Lapel Button. He was retired from Oakmar Oil Co. of Ohio. He attended Rock Full Gospel Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Edith Eagle Jones; two daughters, Sharon Miller and Laura Marks, both of Big Bend, one son, Michael Myers of Spencer; five grandchildren, Karen Checkan of Big Bend, Kari Braden of Elizabeth, Jenny Myers of Mt. Zion and Jeremiah and Jaden Marks of Big Bend; five great-grand-children, Jesse Richards, Brandon Checkan, Kristine and Amy Braden, and Austin Myers; two sisters, Alice Richards and Alma Lanham; and one brother, Willard Jones.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lendia Kellar; one sister, Mary Jones; and one brother, Harley Jones.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

 

DONALD BRADLEY DUSKEY

Donald Bradley Duskey, 57, of Lambertville, Mich., died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at The Toledo Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Don and Ann Smith Duskey.

He was employed with Michigan Grain Elevator for 11 years and also worked with Mazda Auto Alliance. He was self- employed and enjoyed the remodeling and construction fields.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 33 years, Mary Jane Duskey; one son, Phillip Duskey; two daughters, Danetta VanBuren and Janetta Stoiber; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Steve Duskey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Tina Yeager, and one brother, John Duskey.

Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church, Ottawa Lake, Mich.

 

MARY WHITED

Mary A. Whited, 86, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Howard Early and Goldie Fay Morrison Riley.

She retired as office manager at Wilson’s Market, Parkersburg. She was a member of Senior Citizens and Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church and attended Sunrise Baptist Church in recent years.

Surviving are three sons, Larry Stephen Whited of Grantsville, Dana Lee Whited of Mineral Wells and Roger Glen Whited of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Riley and Frank Riley, both of Spencer; and three sisters, Virginia Paxton of Gandeeville, Ella May Tatar of Cleveland, Ohio, and Judy Harper of Savannah, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville Glen Whited; one daughter, Sue Ann Maher; and three brothers, Wayne Riley, Darrell Riley and Bruce Riley.

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

 

JESSIE STARCHER

Jessie Starcher, 96, of Chloe, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.

She was born at Chloe, the daughter of the late Ezra and Vernie Sharp Metheney.

She was a charter member of Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Chloe, where she taught the children’s class for many years.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Starcher of Reedy, Carl Starcher of Cortland, Ohio, and Bunker Starcher of Chloe; six daughters, Azell Balser of Creston, Ohio, Janet Cunningham of Big Springs, Sandy Douglas of Clendenin, Linda Cottrell of Nebo, Brenda Burnside of Duck and Charlotte Cadle of Chloe; 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James Starcher; four brothers, Frank Metheney, Olaf “Tom” Metheney, Arley Metheney and Woodrow “Red” Metheney; one sister, Erma Barnes; three infant sons; and three grandchildren, Mike Starcher, James Cunningham and Jackie Cottrell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, with Rev. Geoff Hamrick officiating, and burial in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

 

BETTY LOU CONLEY

Betty Lou Conley, 73, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Tariff, the daughter of the late Orville Lee Epling and Marjorie Simmons Epling.

She was a Baptist.

Surviving are one son, Thomas M. Conley, Jr., of Parkersburg; one daughter, Terry McCoy of Virginia; one sister, Mardelle Mae Webb of Millstone; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Conley, Sr.

Graveside services were held at Clover Cemetery, with Paul Webb officiating.

 

BERTHA MAE ROSS RICHARDS

Bertha Mae Ross Richards, 73, of Williamstown, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at her residence.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Roscoe Calvin Ross and Ruby Marie Saunders Ross.

She worked at WalMart and was a Protestant.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn M. Nichols of Williamstown and Kathi Lee Arthur of Creston; one son, William Dale Richards of Cutler, Ohio; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Dallas Gene Ross of Belpre, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Wayne Richards; five brothers, Billy Dean Ross, Allison F. Ross, Donald E. Ross, Ronald C. Ross and Richard D. Ross; and one sister, Barbara Snider.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Shawn Lauderman officiating.

 

DOROTHY KERBY

Dorothy L. Kerby, 65, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, following a sudden illness.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late William and Ernestine Wilson Harris.

She was a 1965 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was employed by Nationwide Insurance, Grantsville. She was a member and secretary of Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Wilbert Kerby; one daughter, Rhonda Williams of Tanner; one grandson, Nicholas Williams of Tanner; two brothers, Robert Harris of Parkersburg and Larry Harris of Grantsville; one sister, Judy Phares of McConnelsville, Ohio; and five nieces.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Order of Eastern Star memorial services were held at the funeral home.

 

EVELYN BENNETT WESTFALL

Evelyn Bennett Westfall, 76, of Akron, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.

She was born in Calhoun County.

Surviving are one daughter, Amanda Cairns of Akron; one son, Joe Westfall of Ecuador; two sisters, Loleta Wilson and Edith Myers; one brother, Harold Jr. Bennett; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; one son, Cecil, Jr.; and one sister, Jean Raines.

Services were held at Newcomer Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Robert Stephens of Grace Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

BARBARA HOSEY STEPHENS

Barbara Hosey Stephens, 55, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Albert and Victoria Betty Wilson.

Surviving are her husband, Ronnie Stephens; two daughters, Stacey Newell and Loretta Krzywicki; six grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Wyant and Carol Slider; two brothers, David Hosey and Gary Hosey; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

Burial will be held Sunday, 11 a.m., at Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

BYRNADEEN OFFUTT

Byrnadeen Offutt, 90, of Millstone, died Sunday, Dec, 4, 2011.

She was born on Little Creek, near Creston, the daughter of the late Howard and Jane Shrader Cooper.

She was a member of Crafty Ladies Club and one of the first members of West Fork Community Action, where she helped many years with the West Virginia Molasses Festival. She was a Christian and attended Sand Ridge Methodist Church, where she played piano for the past 11 years.

Surviving are one son, Lention Offutt and wife Karen of Elizabeth; one daughter, Sherlene Conley and husband Kenny of Millstone; three granddaughters, Melissa Moss of Elizabeth, Sarah McLaughlin of Reedsville and Hannah Bowen of Ripley; one special great-granddaughter, Evelyn Mae Moss of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Deward L. Offutt; two brothers, Bernstein Cooper and Forest Cooper; and one infant son.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Sturm Cemetery.

 

HENCEL VANHORN

Hencel J. Vanhorn, 81, of Grantsville, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Ted and Tressie Nicholas Vanhorn.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a carpenter. He attended Millstone Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Jarvis Vanhorn; one daughter, Connie Starcher of Chloe; one son, Richard Vanhorn of Grants-ville; one sister, Delma Thompson of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Gene Miller officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

 

ALVIN DYE GAINER

Alvin Dye Gainer, 90, of Jenison, Mich., died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Alvin and Sadie Gainer.

He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Texas for the duration of World War II. He retired from Roadway Express and earned an award for over five million miles of accident-free driving. He was a member of Akron Lodge #0083 and Akron Shriners.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Myers; two grandchildren, Michael Eric Myers and Dianne Cote; two great-grandchildren, Isaac Myers and Julia Cote; and one sister, Thelma Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margaret, in 2003.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stroo Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, Mich., with Pastor Daniel Bos officiating. Burial will be in Georgetown Twp. Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

MARGARET IRENE PARSONS MAYFIELD

Margaret Irene Parsons Mayfield, 81, of St. Marys, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at her residence.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Theodore and Opal Wears Parsons.

She was a 1948 graduate of St. Marys High School and attended Big Tygart United Methodist Church, Mineral Wells.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Norman “Dob” Mayfield; five sons, Richard, Ronald, Mark, Jeff and Tim; three brothers, Nolan Parsons, Dean Parsons and Randy Parsons; two sisters, Glenola Woodward and Pam Howard; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by two infant brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Ferrell officiating, and burial in Masonic Cemetery, West Union. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

 

VICKI ANN WALTERS

Vicki Ann Walters, 60, of Cottageville, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Richardsonville, the daughter of the late Victor Eugene and Wilda June Blosser Whytsell.

She retired as a registered nurse from Oak Ridge Center, Charleston.

Surviving are her husband, Huey Edgar Walters; two daughters, Stephanie Crihfield and Susan Leigh Wotring, both of Cottageville; one brother, Phillip David Whytsell of Richardsonville; one sister, Sue Kerby of Smyrna, Tenn.; and four grandchildren, Gabriel Wotring, Andrew Johnson, Adam Crihfield and Silas Wotring.

There will be no public service or visitation.

 

CARL HARRIS

Carl A. Harris, 74, of Mt Zion, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County on McCune’s Run, the son of the late Wesley and Vina Marks Harris.

He was a timberman and horseman.

Surviving are one daughter, Carlene Dunmore of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; four sons, Otis Harris of Stumptown, James Harris of Mt Zion, Kenneth Harris of Evans and Jason Harris of the home; friend and companion, Sharon K Hutchison of Elizabeth; two brothers, Donald Harris and Chester Harris, five sisters, Juanita Cottrill, Geraldine Parsons, Evelyn Roberts, Hester Brant and Ruth Parsons; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty I. Deuley Harris.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

DALE EMERSON HALL

Dale Emerson Hall, 62, of Pink, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Paris Dewey Hall and Daisy J. Burkhammer Hall.

Surviving are one daughter, Paula Dale Starcher of Arnoldsburg; two sons, Patrick Dale Hall of Grantsville and Gary  Bates  of Berkeley Springs; nine grandchildren, Nicohle, Samantha and Whitney Starcher, Justyn and Jordan Hall, and Keith, Adrian, Dillon and Kia Bates; two great-grandchildren, Caydence Moss and Korbin Bellard; one brother, Perry Dean Hall of Arnoldsburg; and three sisters, Connie Downs of Arnoldsburg, Nancy Drake of Los Angeles, Calif., and Greta Hall of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by Helen Bates, his companion of 24 years, on Oct. 4; three brothers, Edwin Hall, Doyle Hall and Darrell Hall; and two sisters, Georgianna Hall and Annabell Starcher.

He was cremated per his request. A memorial will be held at a later date at the family farm.

 

RAYMOND PEPPER

Raymond Pepper, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

He was born in Munday, the son of the late Fred Holland Pepper and Jeannette Louise Depue Pepper.

He retired from the U.S. Navy in San Diego, Calif., as a chief machinist mate in 1977, after 22 years of service, He worked with A&E Industries Ship Repair as chief estimator. In 1991, he moved to Anderson, S.C., and joined West Anderson Church of God.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Fannie Mae Burton Pepper; one daughter, Cinda Hoye; two sons, Dale Pepper and Ronald Pepper; one step-son, Edward Conner; one brother, Don Pepper; one sister, Pat Pitts; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by infant son, Rodney Paul Pepper; one granddaughter, Mandy Hoye; and one sister, Opal Vine.

Services were held at West Anderson Church of God, with Rev. Mark Daniel officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, with full Military Honors.

 

IRENE MAY SIERS

Irene May Siers, 90, formerly of Five Forks, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Grand Haven Nursing Home, Cynthiana, Ky.

She was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Burrows.

She retired from B.F. Goodrich, Grantsville, and was a member of Five Forks Community Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Melvin Siers and wife Charlotte of Veradale, Wash., and Larry Siers and wife Marianne of Elizabeth; two daughters, Judy Johnson and husband Warren of Cynthiana and Karen Offutt and husband Lention of Elizabeth; one foster daughter, Juanita Shafer of Walton; three brothers, Leonard Burrows, Amos Burrows and Andy Burrows; one sister, Eveline Frye; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Siers; one brother, Hayward Burrows; two sisters, Emogene Davis and Lorene Wyers; and one grandson, Mark Edward Johnson.

Services were held at Five Forks Community Church, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

MARY ROSETTA FIEDLER HARDMAN

Mary Rosetta Fiedler Hardman, 90, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Roane General Hospital skilled nursing unit.

She was born in Morgantown, the daughter of the late Jessie Henshaw and Stanley Huff Fiedler.

She attended Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in history. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and an ROTC sponsor. She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, C. Stan Hardman, Fred C. Hardman and Thomas F. Hardman, all of Spencer; one daughter, Sarah H. Giachino of St. Charles, Ill.; six grandchildren; four great-grand-children; one sister, Jessie Fiedler McClain of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Charles Owen Hardman

Services were held at St. Johns United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Luddle officiating, assisted by Rev. Art Tucker. Graveside service was held at Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

 

FORREST FOSTER

Forrest Foster, 64, of Pink, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at a friend’s home.

He was the son of the late George Foster and Dessie Cogar Foster.

Surviving are three sisters, Jessie English of Ohio, Flo McCumbers of South Carolina and Dolly Nolan of Crawford, and one brother, Mark Foster of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dessie and Virgie.

There were no services. His body was cremated.

 

DOROTHY JEAN BURROWS

Dorothy Jean Burrows, 70, of Richfield, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Hospice Care, Copley, Ohio.

Surviving are four daughters, Carla Piskac of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Debbie Howard of Bath, Ohio, Leisha Burrows of Richfield and Sherry Black of Akron, Ohio; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

 

GERALDINE LAWSON KING

Geraldine Lawson King, 73, of Williamstown, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Carl William and Marie Nicholas Lawson.

She was a graduate of Mountain State College, with a degree in accounting, and had formerly been employed by W.Va. West Central in accounting. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Beverly Brown of Hurricane; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Daniels, Joyce Triplett and Eleanor Lawson; two brothers, Robert Lawson and Ernest Lawson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Bernard L. King; two brothers, Leroy Lawson and Ronald Lawson; and one sister, Virginia Waggoner.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Robert Lawson officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

 

CECILE DAWN BROWN

Cecile Dawn Brown, 15, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.

She was born at Roane General Hospital, Spencer, the daughter of Robert Brown and Sheila Brown.

She was a freshman at Calhoun Middle/High School and was hoping to be a mechanic or a carpenter. She was a member of Millstone Church Of Christ.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one sister, Gabriella Brown; one half-brother, Douglas Alderman; step-mother, Angie Hunt-Brown; and grandparents, Delma and Dewey Endicott, Glenda Carter and Art Brown.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Charles Brady officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

 

MARGARET ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM

Margaret Elizabeth Cunningham, 96, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of William Russell and Dora Cain Knight.

She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Friends of Minnie Hamilton, VFW, Order of Eastern Star #73, and Sunny Cal Gals Red Hat Society.

Surviving are one son, Larry Cunningham of Gilmer County and Winchester, Va.; one daughter, Leanna Sue Jobin of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Myrtle Powell of Dover, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Gerald “Cap” Cunningham; an infant son, Roger; three brothers; and four sisters.

She chose to donate her body to science at W.Va. University.

There will be a Celebration of Life reception in her honor on Saturday, 2 p.m., at Pleasant Hill U.M. Church social center.

 

BLANCHE KENDALL

Blanche N. Kendall, 89, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Okey A. and Anna Cunningham Shimer.

Surviving is one daughter, Shirley Ann Collins of Arnolds-burg; one sister, Arthelia Richards of Elizabeth; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Darris Kendall; one brother, Teddy Shimer; six sisters, Goldie Richards, Pearl Reed, Pauline Cline, Ollie Ford, Virginia Williams and Clarith Wilson.

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

 

WILMA JARVIS STUMP

Wilma Jarvis Stump, 98, of Grantsville, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2011.

She was born in Boyd County, Ky., the daughter of the late Rev. Curtis C. Jarvis and Mary Susan Shawver Jarvis of Little White Oak.

Early in life, she worked in the Calhoun County clerk’s office and was a bookkeeper for Stump Funeral Home. She was a 1931 graduate of Calhoun County High School and received a bachelors of arts in education from Glenville State College. She began her teaching career in one-room Prosperity Elementary School, Big Springs, and later taught at Russett Elementary and retired from Brooksville Elementary. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville, Calhoun County Retired Teachers Association and Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, John S. Stump and wife Roanna of Grantsville; two grandchildren, J. Neil Stump of Grantsville and Rhonda Krugman of Munday; six grandchildren, Zachary Krugman of Lima, Ohio, Ethan Krugman and Emily Krugman, both of Munday, and Eli Stump, Isabella (Ellie) Stump and Levi Stump, all of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Charles Stump; one infant granddaughter; one great-granddaughter, Holly Stump; five brothers, Rev. J. Clair Jarvis, Garland Jarvis, Glen Jarvis, Donzel Jarvis and Ralph Jarvis; and three sisters, Ann Waugh, Ruth Mollohan and Kathryn Curry.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Roger McKee and Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

RUSSELL DALE STARCHER

Russell Dale Starcher, 75, of Millstone, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lenora Starcher.

He was a retired chemical truck driver and a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Debra Allman, with whom he made his home; one son, Dale Allman of Mansfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Desiree, Daniel, Joey, Destinee, Nikki, Chay, Kenny, Jason and Crystal; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelia Allman.

Per his request, the body was cremated. Memorial benefit dinner will be held Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m., at Arnoldsburg Community Building.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

 

FOREST JAMES DAVISSON

Forest James Davisson, 77, of Orrville, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at the home of his daughter.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Earl and Zelma DeWeese Davisson.

Surviving are his wife, Ella Sue Davisson; one daughter, Brenda Shelly; one step-daughter, Brenda Hammitt; one grandson; five step-grandchildren; and five siblings, Neal Davisson, Marie Walker, Darie Stutler, Glendon Davisson and Buddy Davisson.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mae McCune Davisson, and one grandson, Andrew Shelly.

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

 

NORMA JEAN OWENS GODFREY

Norma Jean Owens Godfrey, 74, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Joshua Sewell and Minnie F. Bower Owens.

She was a 1955 graduate of Calhoun County High School and retired from Calhoun County Bank after many years of service. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Kenneth Godfrey; one son, Kenneth Todd Godfrey; four brothers, Joshua Owens, Jr., of Ravenswood, George Owens of Sunbury, Ohio, and Ronald Owens and Charles Owens, both of Parkersburg; and four sisters, Greta Richards and Joyce Roberts, both of Grantsville, Carolyn Preston of Belpre, Ohio, and Darlene Roberts of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ottmer Owens and Woodrow Owens, and two sisters, Vonda Wiedenhoft and Sharlene Sadler.

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

 

RUBY CRADDOCK

Ruby Craddock, 100, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System’s long term care unit.

She was born near Cremo, the daughter of the late Everly and Bell Adams Husk.

Surviving are one sister, Wano McCoy of Fleming, Ohio, and one brother, James Husk of Little Hocking, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Craddock; one brother, Leno “Buck” Husk; and one sister, Grace Husk Nitz.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Big Bend Cemetery.

 

FRANCES SATTERFIELD SCOTT

Frances B. Satterfield Scott, 87, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.

She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Rhoden W. and Leafie A. Goldsmith Richards.

She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one brother, Hagan Richards of Fairmont; one sister, Patricia Kendall of New Martinsville; three sons, Sanford Satterfield and Stephen Satterfield, both of Grantsville, and Stewart Satterfield of Barberton, Ohio; one daughter, Sherry Butt of Mt. Zion; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ocie Nell Richards and Jeanette Larkin.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family, with burial in Nobe Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Food Pantry, First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 237, Grantsville, WV 26147.

 

DERALD GLEN PATTERSON

Derald Glen Patterson, 41, of Orma, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, near Norwood, Colo., while on an elk hunting trip.

He was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, the son of Linda Kay Falls Patterson of Millstone and the late Armour Derald Patterson.

He was a member of Operating Engineers Union, Local 132, Bear Fork Hunting Club and Spruce Hunting Club.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Sherry Patterson; one son, Mitchell Glen Patterson; one daughter, Miranda Nicole Patterson; one brother, Chad Patterson of Millstone; and his grandmother, Mae Falls Bugden of Arnoldsburg.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Evert Falls.

Services will be conducted Friday, 2 p.m., at West Fork Com-munity Building, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Tom Law officiating. Burial will be in Falls-Siers Cemetery, Millstone. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

 

BERNARD KERBY

Bernard Kerby, 83, of Grantsville, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John and Mary Bell Kerby.

Surviving are one son, Russell Collins of Weston, and special caregiver, Connie Toppings of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roscoe Kerby, Joe Kerby and Bill Kerby, and four sisters, Maude Sampson, Delta Sampson, Delpha Taylor and Nellie Godfrey.

Memorial service will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

JAMES HUNT

James S. Hunt, 82, of Millstone, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at his home.

He was born at Delbarton, Mingo County, the son of the late Joe and Vicie Curry Hunt.

He was a former sheet metal worker.

Surviving are his wife, Louella Hunt; one brother, Ronnie Hunt of Vermilion, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Hunt of Florida and Gladys Hunt of Delbarton; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

OBED RICHARDS

Obed Richards, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.

He was the son of Emory V. and Ora E. Bartlett Richards.

He was a two-year veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Richards; four sons, James Richards, David Richards, Mitchell T. Richards and Kevin Richards; seven grandchildren, Jessica White, Cathrine Curry, Jeremy Richards, Danny Meyers, Amie Glasscock, Carly Richards and Jacob Richards; four great-grandchildren, Sandra Richards, Austen Hendrix, Bryan Bice and Katelyn Curry; and one brother.

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

Private services will be held at a later date.

DIXIE JUNE WHITE JUSTICE

Dixie June White Justice, 79, of Big Springs, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

She was born in Lenore, Mingo County, the daughter of the late Ralph White and Adia York.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Joseph Justice, Jr., of Grantsville; one daughter, Carolyn Hrdlicka of Mt. Zion; two brothers, twins Clyde White of Elyria, Ohio, and Columbus White of Tennessee; five sisters, Louella Hunt of Mt. Zion, Rita Justice of Mingo County, Doshe Morris of Ocala, Fla. Islene Vona of Florida and Gladis Justice of Ohio; five grandchildren, Tabatha Justice of Grantsville, Anette Mooney of Vermilion, Ohio, and Phillip Mooney, John Justice and Austin Justice, all of Ohio; and four great-grandchildren, Gaige Allen Justice of Grantsville, Anetta Moss of Big Bend and Stephen Teets and Tonya Teets, both of Ohio.

Graveside services were held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. John Lowther officiating.

 

WALTER BROWN

Walter W. Brown, 81, of Chloe, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Brockton, Mass., the son of the late Edward J. Brown and Margaret Guenther Brown.

He was a graduate of West Bridgewater High School and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving stateside. He was a retired carpenter and had moved to West Virginia to live with his nephew, Richard Brown, Jr.

Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, George, Edward and Richard, and two sisters, Ellen and Winifred.

Military graveside rites were held at West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton.

 

BRADLEY DAVIS

Bradley Frabert Davis, 80, of Harrisville, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, from injuries received in a vehicle accident.

He was born in Harrisville, the son of the late Lutrell and Nile Davis.

He was a 1948 graduate of Harrisville High School, attended Glenville State College for two years and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He completed a degree in pharmacy at Butler University, College of Pharmacy, and was a licensed, registered pharmacist for 49 years. He was a member of Masonic Temple, Nemesis Shriners and Bethany United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Doris Brannon Davis; one sister, Ella Boone of Lexington, Va.; two daughters, Lisa Davis-Heller of St. Marys and Nenna Davis of Harrisville; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Juanita Berdine and Susie Brannon, both of Arnoldsburg.

Services were held at Bethany United Methodist Church, Prunty Road, with Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial was in Smith Run Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM FINKINBINDER

William R. Finkinbinder, 63, of Spencer, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late William R. and Teresa Wears Finkinbinder.

Surviving are two brothers, Timothy Finkinbinder of Orrville, Ohio, and Stanley David Greathouse of Millstone; and three sisters, Linda Dorsey of Elizabeth, Bobbi Nicholas of Orma and Diana Sampson of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Lee Greathouse and Shirley Gene Greathouse.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Beech. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

EUNICE LOUISE WHITE

Eunice Louise White, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.

She was born at Laurel Run, Normantown, the daughter of the late Grayson and Callie Dobbins Haines.

She was a 1952 graduate of Normantown High School. She had been a driving education instructor and school bus operator and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Normantown.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth White, whom she married on Jan. 17, 1953; two daughters, Darlene Silos of Wilmington, N.C., and Sherry Andrews of Taylors, S.C.; two sons, Edwin White and Danny White, both of Perkins; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Beunice, and one infant brother, Sherwood.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder George Rose and Elder Austin White officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Normantown. Visitation will be held on Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 422 Cub Fork, Gassaway, WV 26624.

 

MAPLE CHUBB

Maple Chubb, 99, of Belpre, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Eagle Pointe Nursing and Rehab Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Ira and Martha Marks Parsons.

She was a member of Mullen Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Goldie Britten of Moundsville and Ernestine Browning of Fouke, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Chubb; five brothers; and six sisters.

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

 

ROBERT ‘Bob’ WILSON

Robert C. “Bob” Wilson, 83, of Washington, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born at Brohard, the son of the late Oval and Daisey Swisher Wilson.

He retired from A&P grocery, with 43 years of service at Parkersburg and West Union stores. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Kyle D. Wilson and Roger C. Wilson, both of Washington, and Lyle “Sam” Wilson of Nutter Farm; one daughter, Janice Vincent of Parkersburg; one step-daughter, Carolyn Yeater Deem DeAugistino of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Darl Wilson of Parkersburg and Delmas Wilson of Brohard; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Kimes Wilson; one grandson, Bo Wilson; one son, Rodney Joe Wilson; one step-son, Gary Yeater; one brother, Dallas G. Wilson; and one sister, Evelyn Wilson.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Rob Collins officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

 

HELEN BATES

Helen Bates, 73, of Pink, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of the late Jim and Opal Dillon Feltner.

Surviving are three sons, Gary Bates of Berkeley Springs, Wayne Bates of Tennessee and David Bates of Maryland; one daughter, Paula Bates of North Carolina; and one brother, Earl Feltner of Virginia.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

LENA NUTTER

Lena Nutter, 86, of Alliance, Ohio, formerly of Orma, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Canterbury Villa, Alliance.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Walter and Idona Eismon Siers.

Surviving are her husband, Roy Nutter, Sr.; two daughters, Mary Perry and Patricia Kunkle, both of Tennessee; three sons, Roger Nutter of Ravenna, Ohio, Mike Graham of Fairmont and Roy Nutter, Jr., of Alliance; three step-daughters, Sharon Hull and Deborah McPherson, both of Alliance, and Carol Howell of Orma; one step-son, Richard Nutter of Alliance; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

 

VELLO CALVIN ‘Bobbie’ ROBINSON

Vello Calvin ‘Robbie’ Robinson, 81, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born at Falls Mills, Braxton County.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and owner of Robbie’s Furniture, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Ford Robinson; one daughter, Charlotte Davidson of Cleveland, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be held later.

 

 

ALLAN NELSON and RICHARD NELSON

Graveside service will be held for brothers, Allan “Hoot” Nelson (died Dec. 11, 2009) and Richard “Rich” Nelson (died May 27, 2011), on Sunday, Oct. 16, 12:30 p.m., at Coen Cemetery. Anyone wishing to pay their last respects is invited.

 

JAMES ROGER PLANT

James Roger Plant, 77, of Grantsville, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roscoe and Georgia Kelley Plant.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of United Steel Workers Local 14614.

Surviving are three daughters, Kathryn Plant-Munson of Grantsville, Monica Ann Barker of Parkersburg and Marcia Lynn Abuali of Lakewood, Ohio; one brother, Robert Plant of Grantsville; two sisters, Sharon Chadock of Cambridge, Ohio, and Carolyn Shaffer of Mt Zion; six grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Plant, and three sisters, Hazel Staul, Dortha Siers and Elizabeth Shaffer.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

CECIL ‘Ralph’ GRIFFIN, SR.

Cecil “Ralph” Griffin, Sr., 87, of Creston, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.

He was born at Oka, the son of the late Reese and Alice Griffin.

He retired from Carl Kelly Paving, Parkersburg, and was a member of Local 132 International Union of Operating Engineers. He had also worked in the timber business.

Surviving are two sons, John Griffin of Creston and Cecil Griffin of Elizabeth; two daughters, Lois Marks of Creston and Mary Newton of Blairsville, Ga.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Chambers of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Eloise Wayne of Louisville, Ky.; and two brothers, Glenn Griffin of Manchester, Ohio, and Buford Griffin of Canal Fulton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Dooley Griffin; one sister, Verda Bush; and one infant granddaughter, Kayla Marie Griffin.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Beatty Cemetery.

 

FREDERICK CHAPMAN

Frederick Chapman, 64, of Pink, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late William and Ora Dawson Chapman.

He was a graduate of Spencer High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army and the West Virginia National Guard. He was a steelworker and welder.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Rhodes Chapman; one daughter, Beth McCumbers of Arnoldsburg; two sons, Joseph Lee and David Michael Chapman, both of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Dale Chapman of Arnoldsburg and Denzil Chapman of Ripley; seven grandchildren, Gary Michael, Steven, Sarah, Stephanie, Savannah, Tyler and Seth; two great-grandsons, Kolton and Brayden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Allen Joe Chap-man; and two sisters, Thelma Thieverege and Polly Ann DeBolt.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Chapman Family Cemetery, Pink.

 

JAMES WOODROW BOGGS

James Woodrow Boggs, 98, of Ivydale, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late James Ernest Boggs and Blanch Lough Boggs.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Myers of Culpeper, Va.; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alvira Morris Boggs, and one son, James Camden Boggs.

Graveside services were held at Boggs Cemetery, Big Otter, with military graveside rites by VFW Post, Clay.

 

PATRICIA ANN METZ

Patricia Ann Metz, 73, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles Delmar Welch and Eleanor Duley Welch.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Metz of Grantsville and Andy Metz, Allen Metz and Rick Metz, all of Parkersburg; three daughters, Kathy Ann Cotten of Clarksburg, Linda Burkhammer of Weston and Debbie Metz of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren, Mike Metz, Willie Nelson and Jessie Metz, all of Grantsville, Ron-nie Burkhammer, Jr., of Weston, Anthony Burkhammer of Troy, Leigh Ann Burkhammer of Jane Lew, Jake Nelson of Beech and Nikki Wright of Parkersburg; eight great-grandchildren, Samantha Diane Lott of Delton, Fla., Brianna Burkhammer and Tyanne Wimer, both of Troy, Amber Burkhammer of Weston, Trenton Nelson and Tyler Nelson, both of Beech, Bailey Metz of Stumptown and Eddie Burrow IV of Grantsville; four brothers, Howard Welch and James Welch, both of Five Forks, Larry Welch of Tennessee and Bill Welch of Ravenswood; and four sisters, Thelma Winters of Burning Springs, Jean McCray of Parkersburg, and Betty Wilson and Loretta Scott, both of Grantsville.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

DELMAS FRANKLIN SPROUSE

Delmas Franklin Sprouse, 68, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.

He was born at Letter Gap, Gilmer County, the son of the late Lytle and Hazel Grimes Sprouse.

He retired from Walker Steel, Parkersburg, and was a former employee of Wood County Board of Education. He was baptized into Upper Steer Run Baptist Church, Normantown, on July 8, 1956, and was a member at his death.

Surviving are 12 sisters and brothers, Elaine Morris, Janice Hendershot, Carol Harper, Verle Sprouse, Corlis Stump, Stephen Sprouse, Kenneth Sprouse and Colin Sprouse, all of Normantown, Betty Jenkins of Glenville, Eileen Richardson of Spencer, Janette Ramezan of Sand Fork and Sharon Zirkle of Mabie; numerous nieces, nephews, grand- and great-nieces and nephews; and ex-wife, Earnestine Moss Sprouse.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Stanley Sprouse, and two brothers, Roger Lytle Sprouse and infant Calvin Len Sprouse.

Services were held at Upper Steer Run Baptist Church, with Rev. Roger Stewart and Rev. Mike Richardson officiating. Burial was in Turner Cemetery, Lockney.

GENEVA PARSONS

Geneva Parsons, 93, of Glenville, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in Glenville Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Cleve and Esta Harris Parsons.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are 13 children, Lenora “Sis” Miller and Steve Parsons, both of Glenville, Harry Parsons and Bobby Parsons, both of Lockney, Hallie Minney of Sand Fork, Cora Kimes of New Haven, Wanda Accord of Beckley, Patricia Knisley of Spencer, Chester Parsons and Madeline Duskey, both of Tanner, Gretta Peters and Gena “Kay” Peters, both of Letter Gap, and Jessie Parsons of Munday; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and three siblings, James Harris of Ohio, Junior Harris of California and Arlie Weber of Morgantown.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Delbert “Deb” Parsons, in January of 1979; one son, Edward Parsons; and one daughter, Pearl Lorraine Parsons.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

 

VICTOR WHYTSELL

Victor E. Whytsell, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011.

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

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in Co. K, 314th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded the Victory Medal, American Theatre Ribbon, and European, African and Middle Eastern ribbons. He served in combat in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways and was an oil field worker. He was a past commander of VFW Post 5959, Grantsville, and a member of American Legion Post, Spencer. He attended Letherbark Community Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Sue Kerby of Smyrna, Tenn., and Vickie Walters of Cottageville; one son, Phillip Whytsell of Arnoldsburg; four granddaughters; four great-grandsons; and special friend, Helen Lester of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda June Blosser Whytsell.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg, with military graveside rites.

 

LARRY ESTEP

Larry Estep, 55, of Looneyville, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, from injuries received in an ATV accident near his camp on Fairview Ridge, Calhoun County.

He was born at Wet Branch, Cabin Creek, the son of Opal Dickens Estep of Tanner Creek and the late Curtis Estep.

He was a member of Bear Fork Hunting Club.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 31 years, Brenda Hicks Estep; two sons, Tommy Estep and Creed Estep, both of Looneyville; one daughter, Shawna Estep of Looneyville; three brothers, Pat Estep of Eskdale, Ronnie Estep of Stumptown and Terry Estep of Beaver; four sisters, Brenda Cooper of Randolph County, Bonnie Adkins of Mt. Zion, Joyce Pettry of Sand Fork and Geraldine Mace of Spencer; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jack Bostic, Larry Cottrell, Leon Snyder and Doug Woods.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Keith Estep, who was killed in an oil rig accident in 2008; one brother, Steve Estep; and one nephew, Jimmy Adkins.

Services were held at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with Rev. Toney George officiating. Burial was in Massey Cemetery, Winifrede.

 

KAROL KRISTINE CARR

Karol Kristine Carr, 38, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, Parkersburg.

She was born in Barberton, Ohio, the daughter of Paul H. Kellar and the late Norma Jean York Kellar.

She was an optician for Vision Care Associates. She was director of Hope and Healing Ministries, president of Family Resource Network, board member of Coalition for Care, outreach director at Celebration Center, Belpre, and volunteer for Belpre Area Ministries.

Surviving in addition to her father are one son, Devon Lee Carr of Parkersburg; three brothers, Shane Kellar, Tim Kellar and Chad Kellar, all of Parkersburg; one sister, Chasity West of Waverly; special parents, Sue and Charles Ray; and Ben Pence and Damion Mayhew, both of Parkersburg, who were like sons.

Memorial services were held at Celebration Center, with Pastor Rob Clegg Officiating.

DON LEO DRAKE

Don Leo Drake, 66, of Rosedale, formerly of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at home.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Denver and Alta Truman Drake.

He was a construction worker.

Surviving are his wife, Evalene Drake; two daughters, Rebecca Drake and Karen Drake Cottrill; one son, Brian Drake; eight grandchildren; one brother, Ronald Drake; and two sisters, Ruby Hart and Audrea Parsons.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd, Waldo and Lester, and one sister, Lucille.

Services were held at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Pastor Richard Metheney officiating. Burial was in Metheney-Drake Cemetery, Mud Fork.

 

JAMES KESTER ADKINS

James Kester Adkins, 75, of Rosedale, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Orvill and Golda Adkins.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Adkins; one son, Daniel Adkins of Walton; three daughters, Anita Collins of Rosedale, Juanita Summers of Clay, Venita Marks of Gandeeville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Lambert of Fairmont, and four sisters, Lois Workman and Brenda Salisbury, both of Elyria, Ohio, JoAnn Adkins of West Virginia and Linda Reynolds of Fairmont.

Memorial service was held at Walnut Memorial Church, Chloe.

 

NOMA METHENEY

Noma Metheney, 66, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of Earlie and Ollie Metheney Hall.

Surviving are her husband, Dale Metheney; two sons, Tony Metheney and Ricky Metheney, both of Chloe; one daughter, Jennifer Metheney of Chloe; four grandchildren, Jordan, Dustin, Tara and Eli Metheney; one brother, Russell Hall of Sissonville; and one sister, Evelyn Sears of Chloe.

She was preceded in death by one half-brother, General Lamb, and one half-sister, Murlene McCumbers.

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

 

ELLIS CLINTON SMITH

Ellis Clinton Smith, 79, of Millstone, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Rockbridge County, Va., the son of the late Elisha and Elizabeth Jane Moore Smith.

He was a former employee of Lee Carpet Co., Glasgow, Va., and was a cattle rancher. He attended Sycamore Baptist Church, Millstone.

Surviving are three daughters, Bonnie Foster of Rockbridge, Elizabeth Jane Sorrels of Morristown, Tenn., and Cheryl Marie Hall of Millstone; one son, Daniel Clinton Smith of Glasgow; one sister, Genevieve Burch of Amherst, Va.; and six grandchildren, Ray Thompson, Jason Thompson, Paul Thompson, Preston Cash, Jonathan Sorrels and Dillon Scott Smith.

Graveside rites were held at Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone, with Rev. Gene Satterfield officiating.

 

JEAN CARPENTER

A. Jean Carpenter, 77, of Clover, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Smithville, the daughter of the late Greely Bower and Flotella Dot Rogers Swisher Stump.

She was retired from Kellwood Co., Spencer, and was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are her husband, Donald S. Carpenter, whom she married on Sept. 6, 1952; one daughter, Sherry Heldman of Vincent, Ohio; one son, Tim Carpenter of Leon; three brothers, William Swisher of Marietta, Charles Swisher of Ripley and Larry Swisher of Nobe; four grandchildren, Nathan Carpenter of Elizabeth, Rachel Heldman Cheng of New Haven, Conn., Susan Heldman Blosser of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Michele Carpenter Simmons of Spencer; and four great-grandchildren, Ella Heldman, Kamryn Carpenter, Audrey Simmons and Olivia Heldman.

She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Carpenter, and one brother, Ronald “Chub” Swisher.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Wayne McGlothlin officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

GENEVA PELL

Geneva T. Pell, 90, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Charles and Geneva Wells Thomas.

She was a 1939 graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended University of Akron. She worked as a secretary for Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. before retiring in 1980 with 20 years of service. She was a member of Akron Baptist Temple, where she taught Sunday School for many years, and a member of the Golden Agers.

Surviving are her husband of 72 years, William Pell, whom she married on Dec. 25, 1938; one son, Fred Pell of Tennessee; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Charles Pell, Robert Pell and David Pell; one granddaughter, Robin Pell; one grandson, Joseph Pell; three brothers, and three sisters.

Services were held at Bacher Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Ernie Kemppel officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron.

 

ROGER LEE COTTRELL

Roger Lee Cottrell, 59, of Chloe, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Paris and Opal Cottrell.

Surviving are his wife, Rose Lee Cottrell; one daughter, Heather Nichols of Charleston; one brother, Clinton Cottrell of Spencer; one sister, Norma Schartiger of Arnoldsburg; one step-son, Jackie Buzzard of Waynesboro, Pa.; one step-daughter, Vicky Ramsey of Clay; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and four nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at his home, 602 Cottrell Road, Chloe, for family and friends. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

 

JERL SMITH

Jerl Smith, 79, of Ravenswood, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James H. and Mary Barr Smith.

Surviving is one brother, Roger Smith of Mt. Zion.

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

 

JUNELL VANNOY

Junell Hayhurst Vannoy, 68, of Mineral Wells, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Herbert and Erless Gherke Hayhurst.

She was a 1962 graduate of Calhoun County High School and had worked at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital as a nursing assistant. She was a homemaker and a member of Mineral Wells Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Paul L. Vannoy; two daughters, Lisa Causey of Coolville, Ohio, and Stacy Ritchie of Marietta, Ohio; one son, Paul E. Vannoy of Mineral Wells; one sister, Carolyn Collins of Grantsville; three brothers, Herbert Gail Hayhurst of Bartlett, Ohio, Ernest Neil Hayhust of Raleigh, N.C., and Carlos Kyle Hayhurst of Washington; and four grandchildren, Sierra Dawn Causey, Austin Daniel Vannoy, Jordan Bayle Vannoy and Ashleigh Belle Ritchie.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tina Sue Vannoy.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., South Parkersburg, with Pastor Brian Arthur officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m., at the funeral home, and Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Committal services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

BLONDA RICHARDS

Blonda Ada Meadows Richards, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Hoy and Nola Meadows.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Duane Richards; two daughters, Cathy Richards and Missy Joy; one god-daughter, Angie Negie; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Richards; one daughter, Loretta Spellman; one sister, Alice (Tootsie) McCormick; one brother, William (Shorty) Meadows; and one granddaughter, Meredith.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Bill Law officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

 

JOHN WEBSTER GREEN, JR.

John Webster Green, Jr., 65, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Parkersburg.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late John and Georgie Belle Sampson Green, Sr.

He had worked for 32 years for Taylor’s Trash Removal.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Jean McCumbers Green of Parkersburg; two sons, Webster Green and Jeffery Green, both of Parkersburg; one sister, JoAnn Cowen of Clay County; and one brother, Roger Green of Lubeck.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Melinda Green.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Ken Fullerton officiating.

 

HERBERT LEROY JONES

Herbert Leroy Jones, 62, of Macfarlan, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, following a battle with kidney disease and diabetes.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late Harley Byrd Jones and Mae Olive Finch Jones.

He was a sawmill worker and worked in the oil field and the hay field.

Surviving are his ex-wife, Bertha Jane Jones of Brohard, to whom he was married 32 years; two daughters, Emma Richards of Grantsville and Dreama Reed of Brohard; and three grand-daughters, Danielle and Ashley Richards and Abby Reed.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Geraldine (Deanie) Jones Murphy, and several aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Hoy Chapel, Leading Creek Road, with Jim McIntyre officiating, and burial in Goodnight Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the church. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of services.

 

RAYMOND WHIPKEY

Raymond Whipkey, 91, of Sand Fork, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at his home.

He was the son of the late Isaac and Lottie Burrows Whipkey.

Surviving are one daughter, Constance M. Gordon of Proctorville, Ohio; one son, Raymond Whipkey, Jr., of Paducah, Ky.; two step-daughters, Pat Potapenko of Mosinee, Wisc., and Joyce Kohout of Rio Rancho, N.M.; two brothers, Dane Whipkey of Glenville and Vaine Whipkey of Riverdale, Ga., one sister, Yvonne Beck of Florida; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

ARISTOTLE DARRELL DAVIS

Aristotle Darrell Davis, 60, of Batavia, N.Y., died Wednes-day, July 6, 2011.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Lenore Mae Butler Cooledge.

Surviving are three sisters, Joan Gordon, Connie Yopp and Joyce Gray; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Ann Durgan, and one niece, Jessica Gordon.

 

ORVEL HAROLD

Orvel P. Harold, 82, of Tallmadge, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the 354th Engineering Co. He worked 20 years for Summit County Maintenance and 18 years at Motor Freight Express as a mechanic. He was a retired member of Teamsters Local 24 and a long-time member of Tallmadge First Church of God.

Surviving are two daughters, Helena Goodrich of Mt. Zion and Guylene Harold; one son, Edward L. Harold; four grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Kathrine and Sydney; seven great-grandchildren, Justin, Jeffrey, Kendra, Kaylee, Maryn, Marley and Landri; and a special nephew, James.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Eckard Baldwin Sanctuary Chapel, 760 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44305, with Pastor William C. Wimmer officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RICHARD ALLEN STARCHER

Richard Allen Starcher, 46, of Spencer, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in CAMC-General Hospital, Charleston.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Richard Steven Starcher of Spencer and the late Mary Ellodine Hinkle Starcher.

He was a laborer and a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving in addition to his father are two daughters, Mary A. Starcher of Canvas and Ashley Nicole Starcher of Spencer; three brothers, Donald Starcher and twin brother Ronald A. Starcher, both of Spencer, and Edward Starcher of Elkhart, Ind.

The body was cremated. Memorial service and burial will be held at a later date. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

 

JIMMY LEE ADKINS

Jimmy Lee Adkins, 37, of Spencer, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Roane General Hospital.

He was the son of James Leonard Adkins of Birch River and Bonnie Estep Adkins of Mt. Zion.

Surviving in addition to his parents is one sister, Angela Lambert of Mt. Zion.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Putnam County.  Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

CRAY DUELLEY

Cray Duelley, 81, of Millstone, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, Parkersburg.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Edgar and Vergil Pearl Harris Duelley.

He worked 32 years in the oil field, retiring from employment with Carl Morris. He was a farmer and raised cattle.

Surviving are one daughter, Debra Griffin and husband John of Creston; four sisters, Lilly Gay Wilson of Glenville, Mary Virginia Sprouse of Ohio, Flora Kathleen Merriman of Pennsylvania and Georgia “Maggie” Harold of Stinson; and two brothers, Loren Duelley of Wellington, Ohio, and Edgar “Bub” Duelley of Newberne.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Allen Duelley, in 1978; two sisters, Elvy May Yeager and Betty Jo Maxwell; and three brothers, Ray Duelley, Fay Duelley and Dorsey Scott Duelley.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Sturm Cemetery, Millstone.

 

SCOTTIE WESTFALL

Scottie Westfall, 78, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at his home.

He was the son of Parker Westfall and Ermal Metz Westfall.

He grew up on Mike’s Run and Russett, and was a 1952 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was employed by Pennzoil for 37 years, mostly at Boogerhole, riding a horse to tend wells for many years. He was a member of Teamsters Local 175 and helped negotiate contracts. He served on the Calhoun County Board of Education from 1969-1980, serving as president for several years.

Surviving are two sons, Scottie “Chip” Westfall II and wife Janice of Grantsville and Doug “Jake” Westfall and wife Jeanne of Fayetteville, N.C., and four grandchildren, Scottie Westfall III, Laura Atkinson, Casey Westfall and Catie Westfall.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie; two sisters, Monoka and Shirley; and one brother, Eugene.

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

 

MARJORIE ‘Margie’ BARR PIERCE

Marjorie “Margie” Jane Barr Pierce, 70, of Columbus, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Mount Carmel East, Columbus.

She was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Wiant Barr of Grantsville.

She attended Worldwide Church of God for many years.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, William Pierce; two daughters, Paula Russell and Penny Gusner; one son, Brian Pierce; six grandchildren; five siblings, Deane Showalter, Betty Blosser, Sue Weber, Ron Barr and Roland Barr; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Pfeifer Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg. Burial was in Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg.

 

LAKIE GHERKE

Lakie E. Gherke, 91, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System’s Long Term Care.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Elum and Delphia Carpenter Ward.

She and her husband were owners and operators of Gherke’s Dept. Store, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, William O. Gherke; one daughter, Carolyn Small; five grandchildren, Michelle Nichols, Jenny Smith, Craig Gherke, Jan Whited and Chad Small, all of West Virginia; 12 great-grandchildren; and two half-sisters, Betty Snider and Alice Boegher, both of Columbus, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin M. Gherke; two brothers, Charles Brooks Ward and Elum David Ward; two sisters, Marjorie Bechtle and Virginia Hill; and three half-brothers, Ulrich Wilson, Bernard Wilson and Frederick Wilson.

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

 

JUANETA LOCKHART

Juaneta P. Hardman Kastrow Lockhart, 63, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Marion Westfall and Ireta Hardman Westfall.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Colona Maxwell of Parkersburg; three sons, Robert Stump of Parkersburg, Clifford Stump of Parkersburg and Scottie Stump of Walker; 11 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and one sister, Darlene Wise of Vienna.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Kastrow; one son, Walter Westfall; and one sister, Mary Westfall.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Loyd Winans officiating.

CARLTON DAVIS ‘Buck’ WEAVER

Carlton Davis “Buck” Weaver, 90, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community, Charleston, S.C.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Arley E. Weaver and Grace Davis Weaver.

He was a 1938 graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended The Citadel and Marshall University before enrolling in the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in 1941. He was assigned to squadron VMTB 622, a carrier-based bombing squadron in Carrier Air Group VIII, MCAS, Mojave, Calif. After World War II, he completed a degree in Petroleum Engineering at West Virginia University, and began a 30-year career with Ashland Oil, Inc., Ashland, Ky. He served as a Marine Corps pilot during the Korean War, and retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1958 as a major. He retired in 1981 as a senior vice president and founder of Ashland Coal, Inc. He donated The Carlton D. Weaver Transallegheny Map Collection to Marshall University in 1991.

Surviving are one daughter, Mason Weaver Scott, and three nieces, Laura Weaver, Dr. Gina Busch and Pam Busch.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Mason McIntosh Weaver; one brother, William C. Weaver; and one sister, Mary Kathryn Weaver Busch.

Memorial service will be held at White Sulphur Springs in the fall.

 

EUCLE KNOTTS

Eucle C. Knotts, 102, of Orma, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

He was the son of the late Howard and Vena Westfall Knotts.

He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, in 1972, and resided at Millstone for the next 27 years, before returning to the family farm in Minnora. He remained active in Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Robert Knotts of Pennsylvania; one daughter, Debbie Frey of Atwood Lake, Ohio; one sister, Berdine Wayne; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Velma Vannoy Knotts, whom he married in 1930; one son, Calvin Knotts; four brothers, Victor Knotts, Walter Knotts, Charles Knotts and Raymond Knotts; and two sisters, Ruby and Opal.

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

 

HILDA LEE MILLER

Hilda Lee Miller, 69, of Grantsville, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at Camden-Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus, Parkersburg.

She was born in White Sulphur Springs, the daughter of the late Vincent Carl Bostic and Frances Sue Jones Bostic.

Surviving are three daughters, Alma Marie Fulton of Fairlea, Catherine Field of Hermitage, Tenn., and Mary Margaret Fulkner of Covington, Va.; and four grandchildren, Joseph Michael Flack, Keith Logan Boone, Nathash Fulkner and Aaron James Field.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, John Miller.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 6 p.m., at Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

 

CHARLES YERKEY

Charles F. Yerkey, 79, of New Stanton, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, Pa.

He was born in Glen White, the son of the late Frederick and Hallie Schartiger Yerkey.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a former Ohio state trooper. He retired from Carolina Freight.

Surviving are his wife, Ellodene Newell Yerkey, a native of Orma and a 1956 graduate of Calhoun County High School; three sons, Charles F. Yerkey of Akron, Ohio, Frederick G. Yerkey of Almont, Colo., and Jeffrey A. Yerkey of Lusby, Md.; two daughters, Robin Linkowski of Greensburg and Jacqueline Stoner of Laughlintown, Pa.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, his twin Glenn Yerkey of Buckhannon and John Yerkey of Akron; one sister, Dolores Siers of Akron; and nephew, John Newell of Chloe.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Krisa.

Services were held at Richard McCauley Funeral Home, Youngwood, Pa., with Rev. Kenneth Bossart officiating. Burial was in Middletown Cemetery, with military funeral rites by Armbrust Veterans Association.

 

HOBERT ADKINS

Hobert J. Adkins, 71, of Gandeeville, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Norman and Goldie McKinley Adkins.

He was a retired coal miner.

Surviving are four daughters, Carolyn Starcher, Martha K. Canterbury, Sharon Adkins and Heather Diane Little; one son, Junior Wayne Adkins; one sister, Wanda Miller; two brothers, William Adkins and Michael Adkins; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Crystal Sizemore, in 2001.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jack Roberts officiating. Burial was in Gandeeville Cemetery.

 

RALPH ‘Neal’ CONNOLLY, JR.

Ralph C. “Neal” Connolly, Jr., 65, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Morrison House, Zanesville, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ralph and May Boice Connolly.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. He worked several years at Gould Foil Division, McConnelsville, Ohio, and trained and raced horses in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Later, he partnered with his brother, Dan, and formed The Connolly Brothers Woodworking Shop, Caldwell, Ohio.

Surviving are two sisters, Katy Chapin and Ina Blatt.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerry Connolly, Dan Connolly and Frank Connolly, and five sisters, Irene Connolly, Carolyn Rogers, Vada Kovaleski, Irma Connolly and Inez Mullins.

He bequeathed his body to Ohio University School of Medicine. Following his request, there was no visitation. There will be a memorial service for family and friends at a later date.

 

MARY ELIZABETH HATHAWAY

Mary Elizabeth Hathaway, 93, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at The Willows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late W.L. Fogle and the late Louisa Fogle.

Surviving at the time were one daughter, Helen L. Hathaway Parrott of Porter, Tex.; three granddaughters; four great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Olis Hathaway, and one daughter, Ruth Ann Hathaway Owens.

Memorial service will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

 

CURTIS PAIGE MANGUS

Curtis Paige Mangus, 45, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Logan County, the son of Patty Mangus of Mt. Zion and the late Larry Mangus.

He attended Five Forks Com-munity Church and was a former employee of C.W. Matthews Co.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three children, Ryka Mangus and Paige Mangus, both of Mt. Zion, and Curtis Mangus, Jr., of Dawsonville, Ga.; one step-daughter, Harley Alexandra of New Marblehill, Ga.; one sister, Tyrena Mangus of Mt. Zion; and his estranged wife, Darlene Mangus.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

 

CAROL McCALLISTER CAMPBELL

Carol McCallister Campbell, 71, of Parkersburg, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at The Arbors at Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Sweetland, the daughter of the late Okey Lee and Rose Lea Hager McCallister.

She was a 1957 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a legal secretary and court reporter for several years with the 5th Judicial Circuit, serving Calhoun, Roane and Jackson counties. She was a Girl Scout leader, active in civic organizations, and a school volunteer. She was a member of Grantsville Chapter O.E.S. and Past Worthy Matron, and member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Gary L. Campbell; two daughters, Marcia Campbell of Parkersburg and Dana Hubbard of Morgan-town; three grandchildren, Scott Campbell and Alex and Erin Hubbard; one sister, Margaret Smith of Beckley; and two brothers, Larry McCallister of Parkersburg and Bob McCallister of Shady Springs.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Joe Busch officiating. Eastern Star services were held at the funeral home. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

 

OKEY ‘Denzil’ RICHARD

Okey “Denzil” Richard, 83, of Clarksburg, formerly of Munday, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Okey and Edna Pepper Richard.

He was a 1946 graduate of Wirt County High School and served in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Paratroopers Division and in the U.S. Air Force. He was formerly active in the Evangelical Church. He became a member of Masonic Lodge 132, AF&AM, Burning Springs, in 1969, and was a Past Master.

Surviving are one brother, Lester Richard of New Albany, Ind.; two sisters, Louise Deweese and Lyla Kopshina of Nutter Fort; three nieces; and six nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen, and one brother, Arlis Richard.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor John Kopshina officiating. Burial was in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday, with Masonic graveside rites by Burning Springs Lodge 132.

 

CLARA TURNER

Clara Turner, 75, of Akron, Ohio, died Monday, July 18, 2011, in Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Gallory and Ada Cottrell McCumbers.

She was formerly employed by Goodyear and by Green Township Schools.

Surviving are two sons, Leon Langford and Bryce Langford, both of Akron; one daughter, Beverly Ash of Akron; eight grand-children; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Glady Snyder of Avon, Ohio; and one brother, Junior McCumbers of Cleveland, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Lee Robert Turner, on July 14, 2006, and one son, Jeffery Lee Turner, on July 10, 2010.

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

 

RAYMOND DEWAYNE ROGERS

Raymond Dewayne Rogers, 74, Little Hocking, Ohio, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Cecil Rogers and Stella Snider Rogers.

He was a truck driver for Belpre Brick Co. with 25 years of service. He was a member of Spreading Truth Ministries.

Surviving are four sons, Pastor Dr. Ron Rogers of Mansfield, Ohio, Rick Rogers of Perrysburg, Ohio, Jeff Rogers of Little Hocking and Jerry Rogers of Stockport, Ohio; two daughters, Kathy Denton of Whipple, Ohio, and Debbie Haines of Belpre, Ohio; six brothers and sisters, Mike Rogers of McConnelsville, Ohio, Anna Mae McQuaid and Hazel Flowers, both of Waverly, Jean Wise of Belmont, Ronzel Rogers of Beverly, Ohio, and Jim Rogers of North Carolina; and several grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Hopkins Rogers, and one sister, Linda Flowers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Spreading Truth Ministries, 1093 Core Road, Parkersburg, with Rev. Joe Nelson officiating, and burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Belpre.

 

WALTER WILSON IV

Walter Wilson IV, seven months, of Cain Road, Big Bend, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Women and Children’s Hospital, Charleston.

He was an organ donor: lungs to a four-month-old boy in Missouri, heart to a five-month-old boy in Georgia, and kidneys await a recipient at Women and Children’s Hospital.

He was born Nov. 30, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkers-burg, the son of Walter Wilson III and Kala Krugman Bailey.

Surviving in addition to his parents are grandparents, Shirley and Timothy Lamp of Big Bend, Walter Wilson, Jr., of Delaware, Gail Krugman and Mike Boone of Big Bend and Bill Bailey and Jeanne Jacobs of Grantsville; great-grandparents, Helen McIntyre and Carroll Lawson of Big Bend, Lawrence McIntyre of Brohard, Edith Wilson Hann and Jack Hann of Delaware, Madeline Lamp of Leading Creek and Dorothy and Jim Boone of Big Bend; uncles, Joseph Beck and James Beck, both of New Jersey, Joshua Wilson and Jacob Wilson, both of Nebraska, and William Cummings of Virginia; aunts, Cynthia Lamp and Crystal Bell of Grantsville; great-aunts and uncles, Betty and Mike Reisinger and Tony Smith, all of Big Bend, Ellen Smith of Charleston, Eddie McIntyre of Brohard, Michelle McIntyre of Elizabeth, Christina Lamp of Grants-ville, Kelly Wilson of Delaware, Craig Wilson of New Jersey, Eddy Wilson of Florida, Karen and Andy Sorensen of New Jersey; second cousin, (aunt) Riva Tanner; and numerous other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Walter Wilson of Delaware; great-grandmother, Vivian McIntyre of Brohard; great-uncle, Michael Smith of Big Bend; and great-great uncle, Tom Krugman.

Private services were held by the family.

 

HELEN KERBY

Helen G. Kerby, 84, of Grantsville, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System long term care, Grantsville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Loxie Park Riggs and Roxie Zettie Cooper.

Surviving are one son, Freddie V. Kerby of Grantsville; four daughters, Karen Sue Stallman of Dorset, Ohio, Linda Criss of Grantsville, Annabell Jones and husband Junior of Big Bend and Diana Miller and husband Tim of Creston; two brothers, Leon Riggs of Parkersburg and Burl Riggs of Akron, Ohio; 19 grand-children; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie L. Kerby; one son, Leon E. Kerby; one grandson; one granddaughter; one great-great-grandson; two brothers, Leo V. Riggs and Donald Riggs; and one sister, Millie Folk.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Bryner Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

DWAIN METHENEY

Dwain Metheney, 48, of Vicco, Ky., died Saturday, July 16, 2011, in Kentucky.

He was born at Sutton, the son of Madeline Anderson Metheney of Vicco and the late Troy Metheney, formerly of Chloe.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one daughter, Erin Dyer of Clear Creek, Ky.; two sons, Dwain Metheney, Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio, and Darryl Metheney of Hindman, Ky.; one sister, Susan Metheney of North Carolina; and two grandchildren, Joseph Metheney and Brayden Metheney.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Metheney, on May 13, 2010.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial will be in Metheney Cemetery, Nebo. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

HILDA LEE MILLER

Hilda Lee Miller, 69, of Grantsville, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at Camden-Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus, Parkersburg.

She was born in White Sulphur Springs, the daughter of the late Vincent Carl Bostic and Frances Sue Jones Bostic.

Surviving are three daughters, Alma Marie Fulton of Fairlea, Catherine Field of Hermitage, Tenn., and Mary Margaret Fulkner of Covington, Va.; and four grandchildren, Joseph Michael Flack, Keith Logan Boone, Nathash Fulkner and Aaron James Field.

The family will hold services at a later date.

 

JACQUELINE ‘Jackie’ GUMM

Jacqueline “Jackie” Gumm, 79, of Smithville, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Camden-Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus, Parkersburg.

She was born at Racket, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late John Paul and Ova Bernice Riddle Burnside.

She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Church and attended Tanner Chapel.

Surviving are one son, John Gumm of White Pine; four daughters, Linda Bush, Susan Frymier and Judy Johnson, all of Smithville, and Cindy Nichols of St. Marys; one sister, Jeineen Haddox of Burnt House; eight grandchildren; and four great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings Earl “Mutt” Gumm, and one brother, John Paul Burnside, Jr.

Services were held at Hardman Chapel, Smithville, with Pastor Alfred Hickman officiating.

 

THELMA STUTLER

Thelma L. Stutler, 87, of Paden City, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at New Martinsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Oak and Nellie Church Oak.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Howell of Paden City; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Bennett of Akron, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Stutler; three sisters, Virginia Fielding, Virgie Yoak and Velma Collins; and one brother, Billy Norman.

Services were held at Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, Paden City, with Ron Crowe officiating. Burial was in Paden Memorial Gardens, New Martinsville.

 

MARY PAULINE DAVIS

Mary Pauline Davis, 89, of Spencer, died Friday, July 8, 2011, in Ripley, at the home of her son.

She was born at Oka, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ben and Rosa Sharp Cottrill.

She was a retired employee of the former Kellwood Co., Spencer, and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and Senior Citizens of Reedy and Spencer.

Surviving are one son, Chip Davis of Ripley; two grand-children; and one brother, Harold Cottrill of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Doe, Vera and Eva; one brother, Walter; her first husband, Jack Bartlett; her second husband, Jack Davis; and one daughter, Alice Kay O’Brien.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

 

ROBERT JOSEPH VINCENT

Robert Joseph Vincent, 92, formerly of Stinson, died Friday, June 17, 2011, in Orlando, Fla.

He was the son of the late Hershal and Ada Henry Vincent.

He was raised in Calhoun County and farmed with his father and brothers. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, was a U.S. Army veteran of Central Europe and France during World War II, earning a Purple Heart, and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked in plants in Akron, Ohio, and was a construction foreman in Charleston and Bloomington, Ind.

Surviving are six children, Judith Chaney, Helen White and Charles Vincent, all of Charleston, Sandra Black of Madison, Ind., Robert Vincent of Woodbridge, Va., and Greg Vincent of Bloom-ington; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and long-time companion, Pat McHale of Orlando.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Knotts Carte of Chloe; his second wife, Agnes Sorrells; three brothers, Everette Vincent, Kenneth Vincent and John Vincent; and one sister, Maud Yost Arnold.

He will be buried in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, in a private service.

 

ROY McCOLLUM

Roy S. McCollum, 78, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, died Monday, July 4, 2011.

He was born at Guthrie, the son of the late Orville Samuel McCollum and Mamie Crawford McCollum of Mt. Zion.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are two sons, Roy S. McCollum, Jr., and Michael McCollum, both of Ohio; two daughters, Deborah L. McCollum and Linda Rump, both of Ohio; two brothers, Robert McCollum of West Lake, Ohio, and John McCollum of Willoughby, Ohio; two sisters, Frances Starkey of Pleasant Hill and Shirley Mace of Millstone; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Ernestine Hill McCollum.

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

 

GLENNA MAE DAVENPORT

Glenna Mae Davenport, 65, of Bramblewood Village, near Grantsville, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at her home.

She was born at McCarr, Ky., the daughter of the late John and Pearly Mae Hager.

She was the former owner of Glenna’s Country Kitchen.

Surviving are three sons, Larry Turner, David Turner and Buddy Turner; one daughter, Pat Laughlin; one sister, Okaleal Brown; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Hager and James Hager, and one great-grandson.

Private services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

 

DONALD WADE HOSEY

Donald Wade Hosey, 84, of Portsmouth, Ohio, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Wade Hampton and Sarah Loretta Snyder Hosey.

He retired as Yeoman First Class from the U.S. Navy, having served 21 years in World War II, Korean and Vietnam, where he earned numerous medals. He was owner of River City Claims Service for 26 years until his retirement and had worked for Central Intelligence Agency. He was a member of Portsmouth VFW and Grantsville American Legion and was a United Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Virginia Bryant Jackson Hosey, whom he married Oct. 4, 1947, in Grantsville; one son, Donald Jackson Hosey of Manassas, Va.; two daughters, Teresa Ann Bratton and Priscilla Ann Hunt, both of Portsmouth; two brothers, Harold Hosey of Mesa, Ariz., and Boyd Hosey of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home, Portsmouth, with Rev. Peter Michael officiating. Graveside services were held at Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville, with West Virginia Honor Guard providing military graveside services.

 

BARBARA (Bobbie) BRADY SAUER

Barbara (Bobbie) Brady Sauer, 75, of Orma, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

She was born at Shock, the daughter of the late Elbert and Josephine Boone Brady.

She was retired from home health care.

Surviving are her husband, George Sauer, Sr., whom she married July 14, 1956; two daughters, Lesa Sauer of Parkersburg and Robin Dubravetz of North Carolina; one son, George Sauer, Jr., of Shock; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernice Rogers of Baltimore, Md.; and three brothers, Borden Brady of Texas and Blair Brady and Brock Brady, both of Shock.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard Brady and Blaine Brady, and two sisters, Beulah Bailey and Bertha Brady.

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

 

DALLAS ‘Duck’ COTTRELL

Dallas “Duck” Cottrell, 57, of Reedy, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Cecil and Ivah Sampson Cottrell of Reedy.

He was a farmer and laborer.

Surviving in addition to his parents, are five brothers, Kenny D. Cottrell and Bernard Cottrell, both of Reedy, Ronnie L. Cottrell of Sandyville, Melvin Cottrell of Lubeck and Jerry Cottrell of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Cottrell Winnell.

Services were held at Reedy United Methodist Church, with Rev. Richard McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Board Cemetery, near Reedy.

 

FRANK ‘Ted’ ZINN

Frank E. “Ted” Zinn, 69, of Coxs Mills, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Frank and Irene Crites Zinn.

He was a U.S. Army and Navy veteran. He was a retired truck driver and a former employee of Kenny Shoe Co. with 11 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Rosalie Zinn; two sons, Frank Zinn and Stephen Zinn, both of Tanner; one daughter, Karen Skidmore of Tanner; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Hopkins; his step-father, Jim Hogue; and twin infant sons.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Catholic Church Cemetery, Tanner, with military graveside rites. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RONNIE ERLEWINE

Ronnie B. Erlewine, 67, of Grantsville, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of Lavaughn Roberts Erlewine of Grantsville and the late Blaine Erlewine.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from West Virginia Dept. of Highways.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Donna; three daughters, Michele Hipp, Kristie Ritchie and Carol Erlewine; eight grandchildren, Danielle Goodrich, Sidney Hipp, Nate Hipp, Casey Ritchie, Cole Ritchie, Conner Ritchie, Carter Ritchie and Ella Dreamer; and four brothers, Donald Tallhammer, Robert “Tink” Erlewine, Michael Erlewine and Jimmy Erlewine.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ronald Erlewine, Roger Erlewine and Richard Erlewine.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Tim Davis officiating. Burial will be in Turner Cemetery, Lockney, Gilmer County. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

DAVID RAY STARCHER

David Ray Starcher, 49, of Creston, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Homer and Hazel Starcher.

He worked as a welltender for Kayroc Production Services. He was a Christian.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Miller Starcher; one son, Curtis Starcher; two daughters, Debra Brannon and April Starcher; one brother, Paul Starcher; two sisters, Jeanette Mondgold and Debbie Rhodes; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jackie Roberts officiating. Burial was in Craig Ridge Cemetery, near Spencer.

 

BESSIE JUANITA ANDERSON

Bessie Juanita Anderson, 92, of Florence, Ala., died Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

She was born at Hur, the daughter of the late John Ira and Mary Virginia Riggs McCoy.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Sue Ellen Anderson Bermele of Florence; one son, John Edwin Anderson; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edwin Anderson; six brothers, Ernest, Eddie, Howard, Holly, Glen and George; and two sisters, Thelma and Myrtle.

Services were held at Stoney Point New Hope Community Church, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Garry L. Bowen officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

 

MAE BESS NEWELL

Mae Bess Newell, 80, of Orma, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Emery and Blanche Goodrich Bailey.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Newell; two daughters, Marlene McCumbers of Nicut and Jennifer Hall of Arnoldsburg; three sisters, Pauline Brunfield of Elizabeth, Glennis Crites of Windham, Ohio, and Shelly Valentine of Little Hocking, Ohio; three brothers, Arden Bailey of Elizabeth, Arnett Bailey of Warren, Ohio, and Arlan Bailey of Crowder, Okla.; three grandchildren, Tonya Adolf of Pennsylvania, Jennings McCumbers of Nicut and Jonathan Hall of Arnoldsburg; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Johnny, Jr., and her first husband, Jennings Paul Helmick.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Gene Miller and Charles Brady officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

VESTIA O’NEAL

Vestia O’Neal, 81, of Chloe, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her home.

She was born at Douglas, the daughter of the late George and Aretha Hicks King.

Surviving are her husband, Charles; one son, DeWayne; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Otis and James; and one son, Steve.

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

 

OLIVE MARY MORTON

Olive Mary Morton, 88, of Big Springs, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at her residence.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Eddie A. and Anna Simms Morton.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving is one niece, Carolyn Jeffery of Creston and a nephew, Allen Swisher.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie A. Morton, Jr., and one sister, Lula Swisher.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Mt Pisgah Cemetery, near Pullman. Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, assisted the family in arrangements.

 

 JUDITH STARCHER

Judith A. Starcher, 65, of Bramblewood Village, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Benjamin F. Riddel and Liona Cox Riddel.

She was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Riddel of New Matamoras Ohio; two nephews, Ryan Riddel and Mo Riddel; and three nieces, Jessica Self, Kara Riddel and Brittany Riddel; three great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Starcher, who was a casualty of the Vietnam War.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.

 

WILBERT DELAINE ‘Mac’ McWILLIAMS

Wilbert Delaine “Mac” McWilliams, 64, of Big Springs, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Hildred Lee McWilliams and Sarah Jane Selmon McWilliams.

He was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the oil and gas industry.

Surviving are four sons, Jason McWilliams and Damon McWilliams, both of Parkersburg, Daniel McWilliams of Williamstown and Warren McWilliams of Elizabeth; one brother, Delbert McWilliams of South Carolina; and three granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lou Richards McWilliams, in 2003.

Services were held Tuesday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial, with full military honors, was provided by Harris-Ritchie VFW Post 3554 at Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville.

 

JENNIFER LYNN PROPST MILLER

Jennifer Lynn Propst Miller, 40, of Rosedale, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at her parents’ Grantsville residence.

She was the daughter of Roger Dale and Loretta Hathaway Propst.

She was a 1989 graduate of Calhoun County High School, attended WVU-Parkersburg, and graduated as an LPN from New River Technical College, a subsidiary of Bluefield State College.

Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, Micky Don Miller; one daughter, Shayla Lynne Arnold; two sons, Caden Phillip Arnold and Colten Gregory Miller; and three nephews, Kyler Gregory Propst, Mason Todd Propst and Stanley McLaughlin II.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gregory Allen Propst, on May 14, 2000; paternal grandparents, George James and Edna Ferrell Propst; and maternal grandparents, Orvan “Todd” and Eulanee Stump Hathaway.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Calhoun County Middle/High School auditorium, with Rev. Shelly Mace and Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., and Friday, noon to 1 p.m., in the auditorium. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

 

ELSIE RHODES

Elsie G. Rhodes, 82, of Mineral Wells, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at her residence.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Gomer G. and Mollie G. Brannon Parsons, and was a member of Lubeck United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara K. Dagon of Mineral Wells and Charlotte Reid of Washington; one son, Damon E. Rhodes of Parkersburg; one sister, Mildred G. Yoak of Millstone; two brothers, John E. Parsons of Spencer and Nelson D. Parsons of LaVernia, Tex.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Rhodes; an infant sister, Lori Parsons; and one brother, Garland Parsons.

Services were held at Lubeck United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mark Smith and Rev. Mona Jackson officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

EULANEE STUMP HATHAWAY

Eulanee Stump Hathaway, 95, lifelong resident of Grantsville, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

She was born on Zeke’s Run, the daughter of the late Warder E. and Ethel Poling Stump, Sr.

She had been employed at Rubber Fabricators, Dollar General, Godfrey’s Grocery, Bob Morgan’s Grocery, Gherke’s Dept. Store, and Drug Mart Pharmacy. She had attended Rush Run Baptist Church, where she was baptized as a youngster in Steer Creek. Later, she taught Sunday School at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, became a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, in 1957, where she was a Fell Kennedy Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, president of American Baptist Women, and attended W.Va. Baptist Convention at Parchment Valley with her sister, Edith. She also attended Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, James David Hathaway and wife Lorene of Elkview, Raymond Wesley Hathaway and wife Ethel of Elizabeth and Ernest Ray Hathaway, Sr., and wife Carol of Vienna; one daughter, Loretta Hathaway Propst and husband Roger of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvan Todd Hathaway, whom she married Apr. 6, 1932; three sons, Richard Hathaway, Robert Hathaway and Carlton Hathaway; one grandson, Gregory Allen Propst; one great-great-grandson, Hunter Andrew Nicely; four brothers, Dallas Stump, Edwin Stump, Baxter Stump and Warder Stump, Jr.; and two sisters, Leona Stump Kellar and Edith Stump Smith.

Memorial celebration of her life was held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, led by nephew Rev. Gregory Swisher, assisted by nephew Charles Stump and Rev. David Weaver. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

EMMA DEEL

Emma Deel, 91, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at Akron City Hospital.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Clark and Nora Hughes Stalnaker.

She moved to Akron in 1941, after her marriage to William Deel, and they returned to Minnora after retiring in 1973. She was a homemaker and member of Red Hat Society and Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Leroy Deel and Leonard Deel; two sisters, Brunna Penman and Naomi Sims; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; one grandson, David Deel; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

REV. DR. JAMES LYLE WILSON

Rev. Dr. James Lyle Wilson, 84, of Vienna, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at his residence.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late Clyde and Della Hupp Wilson.

He was U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He received a B.A. from Glenville State College in 1955, master of divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1958, and doctorate of ministry from Methodist Theological School, Delaware, Ohio, in 1982. He served several churches in West Virginia and Pennsylvania and was superintendent for Wheeling District in 1983 and Parkersburg District in 1986. He was pastor of Wayside United Methodist Church, Vienna, in 1989, and retired in 1992.

Surviving are his wife, Betty N. Wayne Wilson, whom he married in 1947; one son, James L. Wilson, Jr., of Terra Alta; two daughters, Valerie Borthwick of Snowmass Village, Colo., and Jennifer Doyle of Logan, Ohio; three sisters, Margie Hulen of Lake Wells, Fla., Peggy Knotts of Walker and Martha Wolfe of Davis; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Forrest Gale Wilson; one sister, Lois Reading; and step-mother, Elsie Wilson.

Memorial service was scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Wayside U.M. Church, with Bishop William Boyd Grove, Rev. Dr. Patrick Kerr and Rev. Kenneth Krimmel officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the church.

 

RICHARD DALE WOOD

Richard Dale Wood, 59, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Kenneth Wood of Palestine and the late Marion J. Wood.

He was a Vietnam veteran and a cross country truck driver.

Surviving in addition to his father are one son, Robert Brian Wood of Tennessee; step-mother, Iris Wood of Palestine; three brothers, Kenneth Wood of Millstone, Jason Wood of Mineral Wells and Stephen Wood of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces.

Private services will be held at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery at a later date.

 

LOWELL BIBBEE ‘Dave’ HAROLD

Lowell “Dave” Bibbee Harold, 72, of Camp Run, Chloe, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at his home.

He was the son of the late James Spencer Harold and Lucille Alma Brannon Harold.

Surviving are great-nieces and great-nephews, Misty D. Ingram, Zachary W. Ingram, Retta L. Harold, Larry D. Harold II and Breanna L. Harold; one great-great-niece, Madyson D. Ingram; caretaker and niece, Donna J. Harold; and special friend, Ruby Parker.

Memorial service will be held at a later time.

 

COREEN AGNES KENNEDY

Coreen Agnes Kennedy, 35, of Washington, Pa., died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in Washington.

She was born in Paterson, N.J., the daughter of Robert James Kennedy and Rita Bateman Kennedy of Chloe.

Surviving in addition to her parents are four children, Nicholas Roberts and Lyndsay Turner, both of Chloe, and Faith G. Howard and Zack Howard, both of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Terry Mahn and Kim Santerre, both of Pennsylvania; four nephews; and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Erin Lynn Kennedy.

Visitation was held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

JOHN DALE CYRUS

John Dale Cyrus, 45, of Chloe, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

He was born in Wadsworth, Ohio, the son of Norma Cyrus Tanner of Chloe and the late Wilbur Cyrus.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was an employee of West Virginia Dept. of Highways, Calhoun County. He attended Elmira Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Elizabeth Cyrus; one son, Timothy Cyrus of Wooster, Ohio; one daughter, Mary Beth Cyrus Husk of Chloe; two step-daughters, Samantha Caudill of Chloe and Jessica Hardway of Mt. Zion; one brother, Matthew Cyrus of Lodi, Ohio; one sister, Cyndy Gibbons of Crestline, Ohio; four grandchildren, Landon Andrew Hardway, Kylie Ryann Caudill, Bryson Husk and Dekotta Husk; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

CHARLOTTE FREED

Charlotte L. Freed, 64, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, May 19, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Burley and Eldine Wilson.

Surviving are her children, Angel Martin and William Freed; one brother, Roger Wilson; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her companion, Walter “Gator” Boley.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, will be held Saturday, 3 p.m., at Big Springs Cemetery.

 

DORSEY STARCHER

Dorsey C. Starcher, 74, of St. Albans, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Reedy, the son of the late Lockard and Alta Sampson Starcher.

He was a 1954 graduate of Calhoun County High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1958. He retired in 1985 from DuPont-Washington Works. He was a member of American Legion, VFW, and Maranatha Fellowship Church, St. Albans, where he was known as the “Scripture Candyman.”

Surviving are his wife of seven years, Louise Sampson Starcher, two daughters, Yvonne Smith of Washington and Michelle Garst of Cross Plains, Tenn.; two sons, David C. Starcher of Belleville and Joe Sampson of St. Albans; one sister, Emma Thorn of Parkersburg; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Garnett Mae Phillips Starcher.

Celebration of his life was held at Maranatha Fellowship Church, with Pastor Terry Hogue and Pastor Chris Pugh officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

VINCENT LEE SMITH

Vincent Lee Smith, 56, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was the son of the late Matthew John Smith and Thelma Pettit Smith and had been a carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta Smith; two daughters, Leeann Miller and Loretta Stevens, both of Big Bend; one son, Brian Smith of Big Bend; four sisters, Frieda Smith of Florida and Diane Brown, Helen Mercer and Emily Welch, all of Tennessee; two brothers, Tim Smith of Florida and Jake Smith of Tennessee; one half-brother, Matthew Smith; and five grandchildren, Erin J. Stevens, Ashley Stevens, Miranda Meadors, Cierra Miller and Thor Miller.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Debbie and Mary Smith.

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

 

RICHARD KNOTTS, SR.

Richard E. Knotts, Sr., 81, of Beaver Falls, died Friday, May 20, 2011, in Heritage Valley Beaver, Pa.

He was born in Beaver Falls, the son of the late Bryan and Eda Stump Knotts.

He was a former car salesman and a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Knights of Columbus, and Sierra Club.

Surviving are one son, Richard E. Knotts of Bend, Oregon; one daughter, Debby Postich of Beaver Falls; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; dear friend, Mary Ann Bender of Beaver Falls; and other relatives in West Virginia, including cousins, Norma Knotts Shaffer, Sandy Kerby, Sally Albaugh, Susan Kerby and Samuel Kerby.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene C. Kraska Knotts, in 2008; three brothers, Dean Knotts, Bill Knotts and Bob Knotts; and one sister, Elizabeth Rhodes.

Services were held in Pennsylvania. Burial was in St. Marys Cemetery, Chippewa Township, Pa.

 

BRUCE BELL, JR.

Bruce Bell, Jr., 89, of Burning Springs, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Bruce and Madge Adams Bell.

He was a 1939 graduate of Calhoun County High School and served during World War II with the 583rd Signal Depot Co., which was deployed to the European Theater on Apr. 5, 1944. He and his wife raised cattle and ran a dairy farm for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Juanita Guthrie, whom he married on Apr. 17, 1954; one infant daughter, Linda Sue Bell; one brother, Emmett Bell; and one sister, Jessie McCarthy.

Services were held at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Guthrie Cemetery, Elizabeth.

 

LOIS LOWTHER

Lois Ferrell Lowther, 71, of Middletown, Ohio, died Monday, May 23, 2011, at Garden Manor Retirement Village.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Lewis and Nina Riddle Ferrell.

She was a 1959 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Berachah Baptist Church, Middletown.

Surviving are her brother, Jimmy Riddle, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Lowther, and twin brother, Dr. Lewis Ferrell.

Celebration of Life service was held at Berachah Baptist Church, with her nephew, Pastor Lamar Ferrell, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Glendale.

 

HELEN VIRGINIA NICHOLAS

Helen Virginia Nicholas, 84, of Grantsville, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at home.

She was the daughter of the late John Spencer and Zona Lou Sleeth Rogers.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Cleston Nicholas; two sons, Mitch Nicholas of Evans and Rick Nicholas of Grantsville; one daughter, Vicki Siegrist of Danville, Va.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Lou Grose.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Benton Rogers and Brian Rogers; two sisters, Nora and Ayla; and three children, Charles, Steven and Toni.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visita-tion was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

JERRY WAYNE McKEE, SR.

Jerry Wayne McKee, Sr., 44, of Topeka, Kan., a former resident of Calhoun County, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Wichita, Kan.

He was born in Hereford, Tex., the son of Carl Wayne McKee of the Philippines and Georgina Popovsky McKee of Bastrop, Tex.

He was a former member of the U.S. Army and had been stationed at Ft. Riley, Kan.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Anna Marie Payne McKee of Topeka; one son, Jerry Wayne McKee, Jr., of Keyser; one daughter, Kristina McKee Evans of Morgantown; one half-brother, Eljayne Troy McKee of the Philippines; ex-wife, Roberta Shaffer Whetzel of Keyser; and step-father, Harvey Stavinoha of Bastrop.

In accordance with his wishes, his remains were cremated. Private family services were held in Bastrop.

 

MAXINE MAY GOODNIGHT

Maxine May Goodnight, 69, of Macfarlan, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Parkersburg.

She was born at Five Mile, the daughter of the late Pearl and Stella Wilcox Jones.

She had worked at Minnie Hamilton Health System and Pine View Nursing Home as a cook and at BF Goodrich, Rubber Crafters and Wirt Inflatable.

Surviving are two sons, Kenny Goodnight of Macfarlan and Ronnie Goodnight of Brohard; two daughters, Dedera Goodnight of Macfarlan and Donna Rose of Brohard; siblings, Lester Jones, Danny Jones, Gracie Ayers and Hersel Jones, all of Big Springs, and Mack Jones and Ivan Jones, both of Brohard; eight grand-children; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronzel Goodnight; two sisters, Betty Abel and Ada Billy; and one brother, James Jones.

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

 

MARGARET LYNCH

Margaret I. Lynch, 69, of Creston, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late William Gladson and Eleanor Richards Grim.

She was a member of Southern Baptist Fellowship, Elizabeth, and a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Ira J. Lynch, Sr.; two sons, Ira J. “Jim” Lynch, Jr., and Timothy W. Lynch, both of Creston; one daughter, Tammy McFarland of Creston; three brothers, William Gayle Grim of Florida, Roger Dale Grim of Cairo and Terry Wayne Grim of Parkersburg; one sister, Pamela Sue Terretti of Virginia; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Southern Baptist Fellowship, with Pastor John Watkins officiating, and burial in DePue Cemetery, Creston.

 

WILFORD WILLIAMS

Wilford B. Williams, 79, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late James C. and Amy Tingler-Williams.

He was a 1950 graduate of Calhoun County High School, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952-1954, and retired from Eureka Pipeline after 35 years of service. He was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church and was active at the Senior Citizens Center, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Violet M. Williams; one son, Howard Williams and wife Joyce of Big Bend; one daughter, Sandra Ball and husband Rodney of Vale, N.C.; four grandchildren, James and Drew Williams, Melissa Park and Shawn Ball; two great-grand-children; three brothers, Gayford Williams, Bernard Williams and Roydice Williams; and one sister, Erma Yost.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Freda Perdue and Naomi Williams.

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

 

MARY JONES

Mary J. Jones, 92, of Glenville, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John A. Jones and Samantha Mae Kirby Eagle.

Surviving are children she raised, Argil D. Jones of Walker and Greg Jones of Brohard; two brothers, Lee Jones of Big Bend and Willard (Wid) Jones of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Alice Richards of Big Bend; two grandchildren, Logan B. Jones and Megan P. Jones, both of Brohard; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

 

RICHARD DALE NELSON

Richard Dale “Rich” Nelson, 52, of Chloe, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Hospice Inpatient Center, Elkins, after a six-month battle with cancer.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Bill and Mandy Nelson of Stinson.

Surviving are his wife, Hope; one daughter, Mandy; one brother, “Duck” of Stinson; and three sisters, Betty of Chloe, Suzi of Ravenswood and Hope of Reedy.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harlan, Harley and Allen “Hoot.”

At his request, the body was cremated. Graveside service will be announced later for “Rich” and “Hoot.”

 

LEN WILLIAM EARL

Len William Earl, 88, of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at his residence.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Harvey and Grace Grose Earl.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Consolidated Gas (Dominion) with 36 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Genievie Ellyson Earl, whom he married June 26, 1942; one son, Phillip Earl and wife Sherri of Grantsville; one sister, Letha Clevenger of Youngstown, Ohio; two brothers, John Earl of Barrackville and Frank Earl of Belmont; 11 grandchildren, Cathy Lewis, Lisa Ferguson, Chad, Cody and Casey Earl, Micheal Earl, Victoria Ray, Jeff, Scott and Matthew Fluharty and Amanda Stoddard; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Orval Earl and Arnold Earl; one daughter, Betty Fluharty; and six siblings, Rubin Earl, Eva Hodge, Loren Earl, Willard Earl, Harvey Earl, Jr., and Arlene (Teckie) Reid.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the mortuary.

 

WALDO DRAKE

Waldo Drake, 71, of Spencer, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Denver and Alta Truman Drake.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Pauline Drake; two brothers, Ronnie Drake and Leo Drake, both of Rosedale; one sister, Audrea Parsons of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Drake and Lester Drake.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Bailey Cemetery, Beech, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating.

 

KAYLEE MAY STARCHER

Kaylee May Starcher, three months and 18 days, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Palestine.

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of Keith Allen and Amber Jo Starcher of Elizabeth.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Dalton Allen and Randy Lewis Starcher; maternal grandparents, Roy and Melanie Woodyard of Palestine; paternal grandmother, Judy Marie Wise of Wallback; paternal great-grandmother, Betty Cottrell of Wallback; aunts and uncles, Harold and Brenda Billingsley of Stumptown, David Starcher of Wallback, Angie and Jimmy Fletcher of Kentucky, Theresa and Robert Given of Newton, Shannon and Holly Minko of Ravenswood and Brad and Laura Minko of Indiana; and several cousins and great-aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Sherman Wise.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. “Mike” King officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Gay. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

DALE GLEN KING

Dale Glen King, 74, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born at Frozen, the son of the late Dwight and Jessie Hunt King.

 He was an Army veteran and retired auto mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Kay; two daughters, Rosie Settle and husband Warrner of Orma and Annie Smith and husband Ronnie of Grantsville; four sons, Paul King and wife Paula of Millstone, Dale King, Jr., and wife Lisa of Mt. Zion, Jason King of Grantsville and Benny King and wife Margie of Grantsville; two brothers, Doc King of Orma and Elmer “Westfall” King of Big Bend; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ivan King, Bob King, Harp King and Jay Bill King, and two sisters, Greta Cottrell and Ivy Sampson.

Services were held at Arnoldsburg Community Park, with Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Cottrell Cemetery, Frozen Run.

 

JEWEL BOICE

Jewel H. Boice, 80, of Barberton, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Wirt County and retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Barberton, after 30 years of service. He was an American Red Cross Blood donor for over 50 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Terrie Brent and Shaun Jessen; one son, Lee; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine Gramlich; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tib; one son, David; and one daughter, Linda.

Services were held at Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, Barberton, with Rev. Fleary Spurlock officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park.

 

DOYLE JONES

Doyle D. Jones, 81, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Walton, the son of the late James Stanford and Alpha Blanch Myers Jones.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired as a Pennzoil foreman in the Tariff and Richardson fields.

Surviving are two brothers, William Jones of Parkersburg and Denzil Jones of Ripley; one sister, Doris West of Bridgeport; and seven nieces.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Jones.       

Graveside service, with military honors, was held at Clover Cemetery, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating.

 

BLAIN WEST

Blain D. West, 67, of Norton, Ohio, formerly of Mudfork, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his home.

He lived in Norton for 40 years and retired from B&C Machine after 25 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Sylvia; three sons, Blain West, Jr., Charles West and Matthew West; one daughter, Tona Estlock; two half-brothers, Harold Cadle of Chloe and Raymond Cadle of Grafton, Ohio; and one half-sister, Inez Westfall of Ivydale.

Services were held in Ohio and burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

CHARLES BLOSSER

Charles C. Blosser, 75, of Reedy, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Carl and Goldie Raider Blosser.

He formerly worked at Monarch Rubber Co. and Burke-Parsons-Bowlby.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Clute Blosser; four daughters, Debbie Goodrich of Shock, Joanna Blosser of Reedy, Roseanna Harper of Clendenin and Tammy Blankenship of Arnoldsburg; two sons, Charles E. Blosser of Reedy and Earl Blosser of Spencer; one sister, Norma Jean Martin of Parkersburg; two brothers, James Blosser and John Blosser, both of Parkersburg; 16 grandchildren, including two with whom he resided, Rebecca and Crystal; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, David Allen Blosser; four sisters, Dorothy, Erline, Flossie and Etta; and four brothers, Jarrett, Howard, Roy and Robert.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Looney officiating. Burial was in Hodam Cemetery, Reedy.

 

GEORGE BENTON SMITH

George Benton Smith, 82, of Munday, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at his home.

He retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways in 1988.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia J. Bloom of Munday; one son, Richard L. Smith of Munday; three grandsons, Kenny Bloom, Jr., of Munday, Tommy Bloom of Parkersburg and Kenna Smith of Grantsville; two granddaughters, Tamee Ewing of Parkersburg and Leigha Cottrell of Mineral Wells, 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Mae Smith, in February, and one grandson, Richard Lee Smith, Jr.

Services were not announced.

 

WILLIAM VILLERS

William R. Villers, 71, of Spencer, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George and Mildred Greathouse Villers.

He retired in 2004 as a heavy equipment operator from Operating Engineers.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Cheryl (Sherry) Villers; four sons, William Villers of Fitzgerald, Ga., and Scott Villers, Richard Villers and David Villers, all of Grantsville; one daughter, Meloney Davis of Grantsville; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patsy Bowers and Sandy Fowler, both of Annamoriah; one brother, Darrell Bower of Creston; and several nieces and nephews

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Brian Dailey, Rev. Denzil Ray and Rev. Melvin Adams officiating. Burial was in Pine Twist Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM GREATHOUSE

William W. Greathouse, 93, of Spencer, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

He was born at Spencer, the son of the late James and Lora Parsons Greathouse.

He was a member of Boggs Fork Community Church and was a retired employee of Consolidated Natural Gas Co. He was a Bronze Star decorated Army veteran of World War II. Assigned to the 80th Infantry, he fought during the second wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day, then throughout France, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria. He also participated in liberating concentration camp prisoners at Dachau.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen Smith of Parkersburg and Peggy Alvis of Spencer; five grandchildren; six great-grand-children; one sister, Doil Greathouse of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Parker Greathouse of Akron; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Erma, an infant son, William Kevin; two brothers, Earl and Frank; and one sister, Verna Rowan.                                          

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Tom Fletcher and Rev. Russell Stump officiating, and burial, with military rites, in Short Cemetery, Spencer. Visitation was scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

ORAS WADE

Oras H. Wade, 72, of Glenville, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.

He was born at Dekalb in Gilmer County, the son of Audra J. Wade of Tanner and the late Herbert Wade.

He was a graduate of Tanner High School, U.S. Army veteran and former employee of Carl E. Smith Co.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Margie Wade; one son, Oras Wade, Jr., of Rosedale; one daughter, Dina Roberts of Glenville; four step-sons, Randall A. Collins of Atlanta, Ga., Kenneth Summers of Burnsville and Lewis Summers and Richard Summers, both of Glenville; one step-daughter, Anna Wade of Strasburg, Va.; two granddaughters; 11 step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Velda Collins Wade, and two sisters, Edith Bush and Lorraine Wade.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts and Rev. Kenny Kendall officiating, and burial in Three Poplar Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

HENRY CURT PARSONS

Henry Curt Parsons, 76, of Munday, died Sunday, May 15, 2011.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Joseph and Gathie Parsons.

He was a timberman.

Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Hogue of Florida and Mary Ann Parsons of Arnoldsburg; one son, Henry Curt Parsons, Jr., of Munday; two brothers, Dalton Parsons of Munday and Teddy Parsons of Brohard; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Parsons Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

WILMA GENE SEARS KERBY

Wilma Gene Sears Kerby, 72, of Grantsville, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was the daughter of the late Hansford and Stella Sears.

She had previously worked as a secretary at Calhoun County High School, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, and Cabot Corp. She was a member at Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she served as pianist, secretary and treasurer for several years.

Surviving are one sister, Wanda Lee Sears Carpenter; three step-daughters, Susan Kerby, Sarah Albaugh and Sandra Kerby; and one step-son, Samuel Kerby.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hagan (Bill) Kerby; one sister, Virginia Cross; and one niece, Joyce Ann Carpenter.

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

 

EUGENE BUCK

Eugene Buck, 75, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at his home, after a five-year battle with cancer.

He was born in Harrison County, the son of the late Theadore and Sadie Ruthford Parks Buck.

He was a foreman for State Construction Co. and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Bonnie Webb Buck; one son, Darrell Buck of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Susan Metheney and Shelia Gherke, both of Grantsville, and Sadie Wigal of Painesville, Ohio; three step-sons, Wayne Parsons of Painesville, Richard Webb and Eric Webb, both of Big Springs; Sandra Kimble of Painesville, Sharon Burrows of Parkersburg, Kathryn Badgett and Pamela Kight, both of Big Springs, Karen Moore of Chloe and Jacquiline Riley of Farmington; three sisters, Opal Swisher of Big Springs, Thelma Moore of Clinton, Ohio, and Delma Martin of Nelsonville, Ohio; six brothers, Harold Buck of Cleveland, Ohio, Denzil Buck, Charles Buck, Delbert Buck and Ronnie Buck, all of Guysville, Ohio, and Donald Buck of Torah, Ohio; 25 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanore Eagle Buck; one daughter, Sonja L. Buck; one step-child, Terry Lee Webb; and two brothers, Clarence Buck and Robert Buck.

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

 

ANNA MAE KIRBY

Anna Mae Kirby, 78, of Bramblewood Village, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Harrison County, the daughter of the late Henry and Bessie Murphy Gillespie. She was a member of New Testament Baptist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are two sons, Evangelist Mike Kirby of Shinnston and Roger Kirby of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Kirby; two sons, Randall and Timmy; and one daughter, Dianne.

Services were held at New Testament Baptist Church, with Evangelist Mike Kirby, Rev. Matt Morrison and Rev. Jim Lough officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery.

 

KENNA RICHARDS

Kenna Richards, 76, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lester and Willa Ruth Wilson Richards.

He retired as a millwright for Comdaco Co., Kansas City, Kan.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Lee Fetterman of Streetsboro, Ohio; one sister, Luellen French of Mansfield, Tenn.; one brother, James Richards of Walker; his ex-wife, Edna L. Barr Hall; seven grandchildren, Kimberly A. Wilson Wright, Marcia L. Wilson Pippin, Cory G. Wright, Miranda D. Wright, Charlie L. Wright, Brandon Pippin and Tuesday R. Pippin; and special friend, Iva Yoak of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen Shaneyfelt Richards; one sister, Elmo Ball; and one brother, Calvin D. Richards.

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

 

VIRGINIA SHAMBLIN

Virginia R. Shamblin, 88, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born at Walgrove, the daughter of the late Linzy Pearl McAllister and Blanche Burgess McAllister.

She and her husband of 49 years, Eugene H. Shamblin, who died in 1992, made their home in Grafton, Ohio, for many years.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Ashley of Reedy; four sons, Bruce Shamblin of Big Springs, Jeffery Shamblin of Macedonia, Ohio, Philip Shamblin of Rural Retreat, Va., and Anthony Shamblin of Wakeman, Ohio; one brother, Philip McAllister of Clendenin; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Lois Harbour of Clendenin, Kathleen Young of Galveston, Tex., Alberta Clark of New Martinsville and Emma Coleman of Nitro.

As per her wishes, a memorial service and double burial will be held at Shamblin Cemetery, Clendenin, at a later date.

 

NILA OSBORNE

Nila C. Osborne, 91, of Broadmore Assisted Living, Hurricane, died Monday, May 9, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Harold and Delia Wilson Kight and was the oldest living member of Five Forks Community Church, where she had taught Sunday School and Bible School. She had been a member of Calhoun General Hospital Auxiliary and a 4-H club leader.

Surviving are three daughters, Judy D. Gregory of Bristol, Tenn.; Doris J. Campbell of Scott Depot and Barbara L. Campbell of Big Springs; one son, Carl Ray Osborne of Big Bend; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Carl Osborne, and one son, James R. Osborne.

Services will be held Friday, 3 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman and Rev. Jason Poling officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, 1 to 3 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Five Forks Community Church, c/o Sandra Osborne, 403 Broomstick Road, Big Bend, WV 26136, or to Hospice, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25312.

 

WILMA FREED

Wilma Freed, 78, of Crossville, Tenn., died Monday, Apr. 25, 2011, at her residence.

She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late Odus and Ethel Barr Vannoy.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Thompson and Sharon J. Simerale; five sons, Gerald F. Freed, Gary W. Freed, Terry L. Freed, Charles B. Freed and Larry D. Freed, 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Pauline Dobbins, Juanita Sturm and Virginia King; and one brother, Hale Vannoy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gerald B. Freed; one sister, Ruth Raybuck; and five brothers, Emanuel “Red” Vannoy, Paul Vannoy, Delbert Vannoy, Harold Vannoy and Oval Vannoy.

Services were held at Baker-Osinski-Kensinger Funeral Home, Berea, Ohio.

 

ARLEY METHENEY

Arley Metheney, 86, of Nebo, died Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011, at his home.

He was born at Nebo, the son of the late Ezra and Verna Sharp Metheney.

He was a former pipeline construction worker and farmer.

Surviving are eight sons, Darris Metheney of Creston, Ohio, Dale Metheney and Tim Metheney, both of Nebo, James, Troxel, Doy and Gene (Bub) Metheney, all of Chloe, and Roy Metheney of Big Otter; three daughters, Euthleen Jarvis and Tama Jarvis, both of Chloe, and Louise Boggs of Nebo; one sister, Jessie Starcher of Nebo; 27 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Tanner Metheney; three brothers, Frank Metheney, Woodrow (Red) Metheney and Tom Metheney; one sister, Erma Barnes; and two granddaughters.

Visitation was held at the family residence. Burial was in Metheney Cemetery.

 

LAURA BELL GAINER

Laura Bell Gainer, 69, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011, at The Arbors, Marietta.

She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Laura Woofter Gainer.

She graduated from Glenville High School and Glenville State College and was a teacher and librarian in Calhoun and Roane County schools.

Surviving are one sister, Jean Phillips; two nephews; and close friend, Bruce DeQuasies.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. David Carpenter and Pastor Robert Holland officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery, Tanner.

 

MARTHA ANN HEFFNER

Martha Ann Heffner, 54, of Panther, formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Apr. 15, 2011, in Welch Community Hospital.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Chester and Abigail Wilson Heffner.

She worked as an EMT in Ripley, Ohio, for over 20 years and in the admissions office of Welch Community Hospital.

Surviving are one son, James Michael Bordwine of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Larry Heffner of Lewisburg and John Heffner of Elizabeth; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Ricky McGuire of Panther.

In honoring her wishes, the body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Prosperity Baptist Church, with Rev. Ken Heiney officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Nobe Cemetery. Fanning Funeral Home, Iaeger, is assisting with arrangements.

 

LINDA SINNETT

Linda L. Sinnett, 69, of Belpre, Ohio, died Sunday, Apr. 17, 2011, at her daughter’s residence in College Station, Tex.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Everett and Docia Taylor Richards.

Surviving are two daughters, Belinda Doan of College Station and Brenda S. Melrose of Belpre, Ohio; three sons, Timothy F. Edgell of Lakeland, Fla., Allen H. Edgell and William “Joe” Edgell, both of Vincent, Ohio; eight grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and four sisters and two brothers, Violet Richards and Wilma Barnhart, both of Belpre, Shelby Grimes of Parkersburg, Roberta Coler of Tampa, Fla.; Jerry Richards of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Steven Richards of College Station.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl R. Sinnett; two brothers, Ray and Rondall Richards, and one sister, Shirley Richards.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Steve Fuchs officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery.

 

SONYA CAROL BRUTON

Sonya Carol Bruton, 71, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Apr. 8, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Glenn and Thelma Wright Francis of Calhoun County.

She was a member of First Evangelical Methodist Church.

Surviving are four children, Linda Reynolds, Terri Bruton and James Bruton, all of California, and George Bruton of Parkersburg; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Kay Francis Allen of Elizabeth, one brother, David Francis of California; several nieces and nephews; and close cousins, Norma Layfield and Shirley Corbin.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Arnold Lynn Francis.

Memorial services were held at First Evangelical Methodist Church, Parkersburg with Pastor Jeffrey Williamson officiating. After the services, friends and family met at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, and proceeded to Wright Cemetery, where graveside services were conducted by Rev. Harold Francis and the cremated remains were scattered.

 

WARREN COTTRELL

Warren Cottrell, 101, of Tariff, died Sunday, Apr. 24, 2011, at Ravenswood Care Center.

He was born at Oka, the son of the late Elliott and Flora Jarvis Cottrell.

He was a farmer and a retired pipeline construction worker.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Fields, Reva Wright and Reta Varda, all of Spencer; one son, David Cottrell of Louisville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and eight great- great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ona Deweese Cottrell in 1976; one son, Gilbert Cottrell; five brothers, Lester Cottrell, Paris Cottrell, Daris Cottrell, Ezra Cottrell and Clenton Cottrell, and two sisters, Gracie Badgett and Orva Barney.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Wayne McGlothlin officiating, and burial in Tariff Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

 

GEORGE JAMES HUGUES

George James Hugues, 71, of Orma, died Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Camden, N.J., the son of George F. and Emily M. Studwick Hugues.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a senior field engineer for ITT Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Hugues; one daughter, Janet Pierson of Manassas, Va.; two step-children, Dory Mondor and Meredith Hall, both of Maryland; one sister, Mary Lou Creedon of Florida; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, George F. Hugues.

There were no services.

 

MILBRY RICKARD

Milbry C. “Rick” Rickard, 69, formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011, at Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana, Ohio.

He was born in St. Paris, Ohio, the son of the late Cecil R. and Opal V. Crouse Rickard.

Surviving are his wife, Darlene K. Rickard of Grantsville; two daughters, Amy Boerger of Marysville, Ohio, and Jodi L. Minor of Urbana; one step-daughter, Lori Taylor of Grantsville; three step-sons, Kenneth Bradley of Florida, Scott Bradley of Ohio and Rob Bradley of Grantsville; one sister, Moyna Ritter of Troy, Ohio; two brothers, Monte Rickard of Springfield, Ohio, and Joe Rickard of Fletcher, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Medra Swiger.

Following his wishes, the body was cremated.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, with Pastor Don Stilgenbauer officiating.

 

PAULINE VIRGINIA MILLER

Pauline Virginia Miller, 80, of Davisville, died Monday, Apr. 25, 2011, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Mottie Woodford Digman.

She was a homemaker and attended Cornerstone Gospel Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Carleen Dodd of Davisville; one son, Lyle Gene Miller of McConnelsville, Ohio; nine grand-children; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Miller; two sons, Ronzel Richard Miller and Michael Vernon Miller; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jeffrey Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RUPERT GAIL STARCHER

Rupert Gail Starcher, 62, of Camden, died Sunday, Apr. 10, 2011, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ferd Starcher and Erma Minney Starcher.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving on the USS New Jersey during Vietnam. He was a health service technician in the transitional living facility of William R. Sharpe Hospital, Weston, and a member of Camden United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Larry Starcher of Walkersville and Terry Starcher of Alum Bridge; three grandchildren; one brother, Richard Starcher of Pricetown; three half-brothers, Danny Robinson and Jackie Robinson, both of Pickle Street, and Randy Starcher of Freeman’s Creek; three half-sisters, Melissa Starcher of Horner, Tammy Hicks of Jane Lew and Sherry Farnsworth of Weston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Mary Margaret Rowan Starcher, on June 12, 2010; one half-sister, Lisa Starcher; and one infant sister, Rosemary.

Services were held at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel, Weston, with Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial was in Snyder Cemetery, Churchville, with full military honors conducted by Lewis County Honor Guard.

 

JARRELL GLEN GOODNIGHT, SR.

Jarrell Glen Goodnight, Sr., 68, died Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2011.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Alva Ray and Ruby Snyder Goodnight.

He was retired from Mahone Tire Service, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two sons, Jarrell Glen Goodnight, Jr., and Jerry Lee Goodnight; one daughter, Wanda Goodnight; longtime companion, Shelia Maley; three sisters, Helen, Diane and Patsy; three brothers, Denzel, Gary and Butch; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Lee Goodnight; two brothers, Shirley Ray and Roy; and three sisters, Phyllis, Delores and Sandra.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Marilyn Schroeder officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

GEORGE VICTOR WEST

George Victor West, 59, of Millstone, died Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Brighton, Mich., the son of Wilma Huntley West and the late Thomas West.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his fiancé, Paula Davis; two sons, William James West of Nelsonville, Ohio, and Brandon Joseph West of Paris, Ill.; two brothers, Thomas West of Brighton and Edgar West of Howell, Mich.; three sisters, Sue Chapman of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Rita Tursak of Whitmore Lake, Mich., and Jean Duncan of Linden, Mich.; two grandchildren, Katie and Kayla West; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Additional services will be held in Michigan.

 

PAMELA SUSAN HARWOOD BELL

Pamela Susan Harwood Bell died Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2011, at home.

Surviving are her husband, Michael Bell; one son, Michael Bell, Jr.; one daughter, Holly Blackwood, and five granddaughters.

O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

 

ZELLA MURPHY

Zella Murphy, 90, of Orma, died Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Tilda Ann Marks Cottrell.

She was a member of Milo Community Church.

Surviving are her husband, Ed Murphy; five sons, Paul Leonard (Abe) Rush, Shirley Orville Rush, Earnest Wilson Rush, Scottie Junior Rush and Charles Robert Rush; eight daughters, Phyllis Cottrell, Goldie Mae Green, Opal Gay Horsley, Vina Sue Rush, Mina Lou Rogers, Helen Rogers, Gladys Roupe and Nelsie Juanita Rush; two sisters, Goldie Rush and Effie Mae Wallbrown; three brothers, Ernest Cottrell, Cecil Cottrell and Shirley Cottrell; 44 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grand-children; 11 step-grandchildren; 35 step-great-grandchildren; and 43 step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Rush; her second husband, James Roupe; two sons, Okie Everett Rush and James Allen Rush; three brothers; two sisters; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and one step-son.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Meadows officiating. Burial was in Witt Cemetery, Minnora.

 

GRACE STUMP

Grace Stump, 88, of Sand Ridge, died Thursday, Apr. 7, 2011, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late McClellan and Verna Elliott Haught.

She was a 1940 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn Fulks of Millstone and Emily Gainer of Grantsville; one son, Charles Stump of Sand Ridge; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Warder E. Stump, Jr.; one son, Richard Stump; one grandson, Todd Stump; one brother, Elliott Haught; and one sister, Lena King.

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

 

REVA OWENS

Reva Owens, 88, of Ravenswood, died Thursday, Apr. 7, 2011, in Ravenswood.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Victor and Alta Stull Gainer.

She was a former member of Maysville Bible Brethren Church, Petersburg, and was a charter member of Faith Bible Church, Ravenswood.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Owens of Millwood and Cary Owens of Petersburg; three daughters, Donna Sturm of Ravens-wood; Velieca Raines of Ripley and Mitzie Kauffman of Boonesboro, Md.; five brothers, Garrett Gainer of Grantsville, Dale Gainer of Tennessee, Ronzel Gainer of Shawnee, Kan., and Wendell Gainer and Darrell Gainer, both of Ohio; two sisters, Sue Richards of Elyria, Ohio, and Midge Hathaway of Clarksburg; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottmer Owens; one grandson, Allen Owens; and four sisters, Geneva, Mary, Odie and Lenore.

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

 

ROGER EDWARD HARDING

Roger Edward Harding, 56, of Cremo, died Sunday, Mar. 20, 2011, at home.

He was born in Providence, R.I., the son of the late Raymond and Ann Rodi Harding.

He was a truck driver for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Jony; four daughters, Megan, Tiffany and Mandy Harding and Nicole Borst; two sons, Joseph Davidoski and Gene Paul Harding; step-mother, Beverly P. Harding; five brothers, David Harding, Ronald Harding, Raymond Harding, Eddie Harding and Raymond Harding, Jr.; one sister, Beverly Harding; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial services were held at Kimes Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Parkersburg. Celebration of Life will be held at Cremo Community Church on Saturday, Apr. 23, at 3 p.m.

 

ROBERT LOUIS FITZWATER

Robert Louis Fitzwater, 77, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born at Richfield, Ohio, the son of the late Raymond and Grace Jensik Fitzwater.

He was a retired farmer and log truck driver and attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Ruth Fitzwater; two sons, Bill of Calhoun, Ga., and Dan of Newark; one daughter, Lori Fitzwater of 29 Palms, Calif.; one sister, Nancy Janis of Richfield, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, will be held at Pleasant Hill U.M. Church on Saturday, Apr. 16, at 1 p.m., followed by dinner at the church.

 

BETTY JO WILSON

Betty Jo Wilson, 80, of Odenton, Md., died Friday, Apr. 8, 2011, at Baltimore-Washington Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Hallie Lewis Holbert.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Charlotte Doelle and husband Calvin of Millersville, Md., Greta Butler and husband Jim of White Marsh, Md., and Donna Yoak and husband Eddie of Grantsville; six sons, Michael Wilson and wife Anetia and Donald Wilson and wife Lori, both of Grantsville, John Wilson and wife Connie of Bridgeville, Pa., Kenneth Wilson and wife Donna of Baltimore, Md., Richard Wilson and wife Robin of Parkersburg and Joseph Wilson and wife Holly of Severn, Md.; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Argil Lewis of Huntington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Newt Wilson, and one son, Stanley Wilson.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Ward-Wilson Cemetery, Pleasant Hill. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

WARREN BERNARD ARTHUR

Warren Bernard Arthur, 88, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Charles and Mabel Hickman Arthur.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and had been employed as a surveyor with several companies and with the State of West Virginia. He was a member of Vienna Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Nina Marie Spurgeon Arthur; two daughters, Janet Carlson of Cross Lanes and Rebecca “Becky” Murphy of Vienna; four sons, William Arthur of Bridgeport, Richard Arthur of Fletcher, N.C., Michael Arthur of Vienna and Donald Arthur of Wadsworth, Ohio; and numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters.

Services will be held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg. Visitation will be held on Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ELAH STARCHER WHISMAN

Elah Starcher Whisman, 94 years, 6 months, 22 days, of Hur, died Friday, Apr. 1, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Marshall and Margaret Blake Starcher.

She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Joan Satterfield of Grantsville and Twila Roach of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; one great- grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Whisman, on June 13, 2004, and 11 siblings.

Services were held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, with Rev. Don Stilgenbauer and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

HAROLD CORNELL

Harold N. Cornell, 82, of Nobe, died Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Chicago, Ill., and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a former professor at California State University, Los Angeles, and attended Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Marietta Alagna Cornell; two daughters, Katharine Conn of Oregon and Jessica Cornell of California; one son, Johnathan Cornell of California; and four grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held Friday, 4:30 p.m., at Five Forks Community Church, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrange-ments.

 

ANITA GRIM

Anita Gay Grim, 67, of Ashland, Ky., formerly of Lower Daniels Run, died Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2011, at Kings Daughters Medical Center, Ashland.

She was the daughter of the late James Andrew and Delores Jones Parsons.

She had served as church treasurer and youth director at Arnoldsburg Southern Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Barry Grim; three daughters, Bernadette Hoffmeier of Virginia and Melanie Grim and Shannon Pierce of Pennsylvania; two brothers, James Andrew Parsons of California and David Munroe of Florida; one sister, Lynn Joseph of Texas; four grandchildren; one aunt, Libbie Seifert; and several special cousins.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie Lee Ferrebee.

Services were held at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home,  Catlettsburg, Ky., with Pastor Ed Caudill officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Industry, Pa.

 

EDITH MARIE MILLER POE

Edith Marie Miller Poe, 83, of Belpre, Ohio, died Sunday, Apr. 3, 2011, at Emeritus of Marietta.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Arthur and Minnie Miller.

She was a consistent contributor to charities, such as St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Surviving are two sons, David Poe of Belpre and Douglas Poe of Parkersburg; one daughter, Jennifer Meyer of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard William Poe, in 1992, whom she had married on Sept. 15, 1950; three brothers, Roy Miller, Holly Miller and John Miller; one sister, Golda McMurray; and one granddaughter.

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

 

RETTA JANE STEVENS JOHNSON

Retta Jane Stevens Johnson, 92, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 2, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System’s Long Term Care Unit.

She was the daughter of the late Francis K. and Lula Starcher Stevens.

She helped build the Work Projects Administration facility during World War II and later worked for Rubber Fabricators, Inc.

Surviving are one son, Billy Joe Johnson of Poth, Tex.; two sisters, Rachel Smith and Geneva Wilson; one brother, James Stevens; five grandchildren, Deborah Starcher, Billy Joe Johnson, Jr., David Johnson, Martin Johnson and Jody Johnson; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Festus Stevens, Sheldon Stevens, Cleo Stevens, Samuel Stevens and Donald Stevens.

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

 

RICHARD ALLEN GAUTHIER

Richard Allen Gauthier, 55, of Powley Creek Road, Hinton, died Sunday, Mar. 27, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Eloise Norman Church and grandson of the late Orlon and Pearl Norman.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the 82nd Airborne and a welding inspector.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Linda Knott; one daughter, Pearl Knott; one sister, Judy Metz and husband Doug of Chloe; one brother, Jeff Church and wife Sandy of Beech; two nephews, Cory Metz and Eric Metz; four nieces, Nikki Kirk, Dani Church, Savannah Church, Whitley Cottrell; one great-nephew, Charter; and one great-niece, Bella.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joshua Nathaniel.

At his request, the body was cremated. There were no services.

 

RUBY NAOMI GROGAN

Ruby Naomi Grogan, 87, of Washington, died Friday, Mar. 25, 2011, at The Willows Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Cary and Lotie Whipkey McCartney.

She retired from Wood County Board of Education after many years of service. She was a Christian.

Surviving are two sons, Gordon Grogan of Washington and James Grogan of Teays Valley; two daughters Darlene Kiger of Washington and Peggy Jenkins of Parkersburg; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Goldie Mae Campbell, Freda Keeper, Mary Dunlap, Monie Queen, Monia Cook and Mildred Battin, and three brothers, Judson “Jud” McCartney, Clarence “Jake” McCartney and Carl McCartney.

Graveside services were held at Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, with her nephew, Pastor Wayne Dunlap, officiating.

 

THOMAS WILLIAM EWING, SR.

Thomas William Ewing, Sr., 76, of Orma, died Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home, Dalton, Ohio.

He was born in Ashland, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas Herbert and Neva Edwina Weaver Ewing.

 He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a diesel mechanic for Cummings Diesel. He was a member of VFW, Grantsville, and Hayesville United Methodist Church, Ashland.

Surviving are his wife, Dormal Jarvis Ewing, whom he married June 13, 1977; one daughter, Evelyn Sampson of Wooster, Ohio; one son, Thomas Ewing, Jr., of Shreve, Ohio; six step-grandchildren; Terry Dobbins of Elm City, N.C., Debra Parsons of Arnoldsburg, Steve Dobbins and Jeffrey Dobbins, both of Orma, Rodney Dobbins of Wilson, N.C., and Mitchell Dobbins of Millstone; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Jean Greene of Bakersfield, Calif.; and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher Parsons, and three step-daughters, Sherry Ann Nichols, Katherine Dobbins and Angela Dobbins.

Memorial services were held at Fickes Funeral Home, Jeromesville, Ohio. Burial will be at a later date.

 

DOYLE GENE HALL

Doyle Gene Hall, 77, of Spencer, died Sunday, Mar. 27, 2011, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Cecil and Nettie Bowers Hall.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1956-1958. He retired from Monongahela Power Co. with 31 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Bessie Mae Murphy Hall; two daughters, Reta and Anita; one brother, Donald Richard Hall; eight grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Whytsell, and one brother, Darrell Hall.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Terry Burgess officiating. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery, Beech, with military graveside rites. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

DAISY MAE CARPENTER YOAK

Daisy Mae Carpenter Yoak, 71, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Richardson, the daughter of the late Slathel and Audrey Starcher Carpenter.

She attended Calhoun County schools and was a former employee of BF Goodrich Co. She attended Spencer Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Lowell Thomas Yoak; four sisters, Barbara Nichols, Eloise Nichols and Linda Kincaid, all of Spencer, and Bessie Merrill of Ohio; one brother, Chuckie Carpenter of Cremo; several half-brothers and half-sisters; special nephew, Danny Nichols of Spencer; and special friend, Arletta Davis of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenny Carpenter.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at Spencer Seventh-day Adventist Church, with Pastor Daniel Morikone offici-ating. Burial will be in Starcher Cemetery, Henry’s Fork. There will be no visitation. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

MARY STUTLER

Mary E. Stutler, 73, of Vienna, died Monday, Mar. 14, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ralph and Virgie Bailey Arnold.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters, Beverly Tackett of Parkersburg and Janice Dye, Denise Dye and Tracy Fluharty, all of Vienna; two sons, Alan Stutler and Mark Stutler, both of Vienna; three sisters, Ruth Hetzel of South Carolina, Emogene Miller of Medina, Ohio, and Mae Lane of Elyria, Ohio; one brother, Robert Arnold of Burton, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denzil Stutler; one son, Richard Stutler; one great-grandson, Nathaniel Mark Stutler; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Rick Kapple officiating. Burial was in Petroleum Cemetery.

 

CARL BERNARD JARVIS

Carl Bernard Jarvis, 97, of Minnora, died Monday, Mar. 14, 2011, at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was the son of the late Calvin Spencer Jarvis and Ora Alice Parsons Jarvis.

He was a World War II veteran and a member of Milo Church.

Surviving are one son, Randy L. Jarvis and wife Carolyn of Parkersburg; two daughters, Anita West and husband Ben of Mt. Zion and Beverly Harold and husband Randy of Chloe; two grandsons, Gregory Allen Eagle of Kentuck and Jayson Jarvis of Hickory, N.C.; two granddaughters, Erika Harold of Frankfort, Ohio, and Leah Harold of Morgantown; three great-grandchildren, Ace Isaac Eagle of Kentuck, Anderson Garrett Jarvis and Amelia Grace Jarvis, both of Hickory; three brothers, Bill Jarvis, Charter Jarvis and Gary Jarvis, all of Chloe; and four sisters, Rilma Chandler of Beaufort, S.C., Bonnie Ellison of Chloe, Madeline Hardway of Chelyan and Nell Deweese of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Margaret P. Metheney Jarvis; twin sons, who died at birth; three brothers, Cecil Jarvis, Bruce Jarvis and Curt Jarvis; and four sisters, Dessie Jett, Maysel Stalnaker, Olive Grace (Happy) Deweese and Geneva Badgett.

Military funeral services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

 

ANDELENE MARIE PAINE WARD

Andelene Marie Paine Ward, 86, of White Pine, died Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2011.

She was born in Hazard, Ky.

She sold fine china and silverware for May Co. in California and was a sales manager for Princess House Fine China and Crystal.

Surviving are her husband, Denzil G. Ward; one son, Craig Paine; one step-son, Fred Ward; four grandchildren; one step- grandson; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Paine, and one daughter, Andrea Marie Ward.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Fred Basnett, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Kight Cemetery, White Pine.

 

GERALDINE HALL

Geraldine T. Hall, 95, of Ashland, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Kingston of Ashland.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Ann Miller McKown.

She had been a resident of Ashland County since 1950. She was formerly employed at Cresco Mfg. and Goodyear Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, and retired in 1978 from Faultless Rubber Co. (now Abbott Labs), Akron.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Janet Kochel and Barbara Kiser, both of Ashland; three great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Doris Cornett, and one great-grandson, Timothy Kochel.

Services were held at Heyl Funeral Home, Ashland, with Pastor Jim Brothers officiating. Burial was in Ashland Co. Memorial Park.

 

WALTER CLOSE

Walter F. Close, 94, of Harrisville, formerly of Big Springs, died Friday, Mar. 18, 2011, in Harrisville.

He was born in Stewart, Pa., the son of the late Charles and Lena Stevens Close.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the European Theatre with the 1223 Military Police Co. He was a retired electrician and member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Surviving are four sisters, Ann Silver of Pittsburgh, Pa., Margaret Merckle of Sardis, Ohio, Virginia Mobleh of Freeport, Fla., and Betty Lou Close of Venice, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Close, and one son, Walter Close, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

 

VESTA BROWN STALNAKER

Vesta Brown Stalnaker, 97, of Mineral Wells, died Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2011, at her residence.

She was born in Chloe, the daughter of the late Albert and Artie Suttle Brown.

She graduated from Glenville State College and West Virginia University and earned her masters degree in elementary education. She was a school teacher for 34 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Norita Hilton of Mineral Wells; one granddaughter, Trisha Renee Hilton of Parkersburg; and one brother, Rector Brown of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Vada Duffield, and three brothers, Sherman Brown, Shirley Brown and Sheridan Brown.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Norman Butler officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

 

HESTER ELIZABETH CURRY

Hester Elizabeth Curry, 80, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System, Grantsville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Andy and Mary West Kight.

She retired as a cook at the Senior Citizens Center, Grantsville, and attended Cherry Fork United Methodist Church, White Pine.

Surviving are four daughters, Micky Hickman and husband Phillip of Renick, Della Nichols and husband Burl of Mt. Zion, Lynn Morrison and husband Weldon of Nobe and Bea Robinson and husband Tim of Tanner; two sons, Chip Whipkey and wife Barb of Leonardtown, Md., and Mike Whipkey and wife Nancy of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Bob Kight of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Tiny Gardner of Morgantown and Betty Gifford of Buckhannon; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Whipkey; one daughter, Vicky; and one son, Bobby.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Kight Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ROLAND ‘Bud’ GODFREY

Roland J. “Bud” Godfrey, 85, died Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011, in Richmond, Va.

He was born in Calhoun County and was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

He was working for Martin Aircraft, Baltimore, Md., when he entered military service and fought with the 278th Combat Engineers in the European Theater, achieving the rank of sergeant. After World War II, he worked in the oil and gas industry and accepted a position with Commonwealth Natural Gas in 1956. He was superintendent of pipelines and transmissions with Columbia Natural Gas (formerly Commonwealth) when he retired in 1990. He was active for many years in Tuckahoe Little League, as manager, coach and league official, and was a 50-year member of Eureka Masonic Lodge #40.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Patricia I. Godfrey; two sons, John P. Godfrey and Charles W. Godfrey, both of Richmond; one daughter, Deborah A. “Debbie” Godfrey of Wilmington, N.C.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Godfrey of Weston and Ronald Godfrey of Mount Vernon, Ohio; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Woody Funeral Home, Richmond. Burial was in Westhampton Memorial Park, Richmond.

 

THOMAS RICHARD HARDCASTLE

Thomas Richard Hardcastle, 73, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2011, at CAMC, General Division, Charleston.

He was born at Reading Park, Pa., the son of the late Richard and Mildred Veley Hardcastle.

He retired from the motion picture business as a sound engineer.

Surviving is a twin sister, Barbara Miller of Berlin, N.J.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, 3 p.m., at Bethlehem Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of services.

 

GRACE WEST HALL

B. Grace West Hall, 94, of Washington, died Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2011, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jeremiah Oliver West and Icey Bennett West.

She retired from Wood County Board of Education as a cook. She was a member of Blennerhassett Nazarene Church and charter member of Broadway Nazarene Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Jean Ambrose and Mary Lou Lutz-Boyles, both of Washington; one son, Paul William Hall of Parkersburg; one brother, Leon West of Hillsboro, Ohio; one sister, Ruth Waters of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grand-children; three step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Jack Hall, and six brothers, Ernest West, Robert West, Jerold West, Denzil West, Ralph West and Bernard West.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. David Lutz, Rev. Robert Kniley and Rev. William Hines officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

       

JOSEPHINE NORMAN

Josephine M. Norman, 75, of Letart, Mason County, formerly of Grantsville, died Saturday, Mar. 12, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ellis and Ola Burrows Carpenter.

She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy, Point Pleasant.

Surviving is her husband, Evert S. Norman.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Kenneth Bledsoe officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church.

Stump Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

ARNOLD CARPENTER, SR.

Arnold B. Carpenter, Sr., 90, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Mar. 14, 2011, at Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Alpha and Susie White Carpenter.

He was a member of United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local #242, and was a Methodist.

Surviving are five daughters, Deloris Holbert of Mineral Wells, Beckey Cheuvront and Carlene Greathouse, both of Washington, Judy Williams of Parkersburg and Connie Carpenter of Deerwalk; five sons, Danny Carpenter of Deerwalk, Arnold Carpenter, Jr., of Dallison, Richard Carpenter of Lubeck, Carlis Carpenter of Parkersburg and Ronnie Carpenter of Cairo; two brothers, Wade Carpenter of Gassaway and Alpha Carpenter of Michigan; 31 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna P. Carpenter; three sons, George Carpenter and two infants; two infant daughters; two sisters; and one brother.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Tom Butterfield officiating. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery, Orma. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

 

JOHNIE FOGLE

Johnie W. Fogle, 79, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Russett, the son of the late Lake and Lee Fogle.

He had been living at Miletree Healthcare Center, Spencer, and had worked for many years at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, and in the oil fields and as a farmer.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Fogle, and two sisters, Leone Hartshorn and June Siers, both of Grantsville.

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

 

VELMA McCALLY PRINE

Velma McCally Prine, 92, of Reedy, died Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011, at Eldercare, Ripley.

She was born at Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Everett and Pearl Smith Kirby.

She formerly worked at Staats Drug Store, Spencer, and cared for the elderly. She was a member of Reedy Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Edna Cottrell and Karen Ellison, both of Leroy; three granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; one brother, Warren Kirby of Calhoun County; and two sisters, Tessie Clutts of Lakeland, Fla., and Faustine Barker of Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Baxtor McCally, in 1968; three sisters, Evelyn Hersman, Delma Rogers and Mabel Treadway; one brother, Herbert Kirby; one half-brother, Ray Mace; and two half-sisters, Opal McCoy Miller and Hazel Sheets.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor John Ellison officiating. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

 

EGRA ELIZABETH STARKEY

Egra Elizabeth Starkey, 89, formerly of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Clarksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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

Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Lilly Poling, Violet Starkey, Martha Yoak, Gladys Morrison, Juanita Walker and Bonnidene Crawford, and five brothers, Tillman Starkey, Harry B. Starkey, Leon Starkey, Bobby Starkey and Chester Starkey.

Private family service was held, with burial in Evergreen North Cemetery, Parkersburg.

 

CHARLES MACE

Charles G. Mace, 72, of Indian Mound, Tenn., died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at his residence.

He was born in West Virginia, the son of the late Hobert Mace and Laviney Wears Mace.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and worked for the McIntosh Road crew.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharla Toth of Indian Mound; one grandchild; two brothers; and two sisters.

The remains were cremated.

 

STEPHEN NEAL JUSTICE, JR.

Stephen Neal Justice, Jr., 28, of Spencer, died Friday, Mar. 4, 2011, at home.

He was the son of Stephen Neal Justice, Sr., of Louisville, Ohio, and Martha Jane Hays Smith of Spencer.

He was a disabled truck driver.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three step-sons, Jared, Joshua and Jacob Huskey, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Ashley Westfall and Wendy Sloan, both of Spencer, and Rebecca Sloan of Blue Creek; four brothers, John Goodwin of Duck, Zachariah Smith of Spencer, Lewis Smith of Arnoldsburg and J.D. Justice of South Carolina; step-father, Jerry Smith of Arnoldsburg; paternal grandfather, Neal Justice of Spencer; paternal grand-mother, Eloise Owens of Parkersburg; 10 nieces and nephews; and several aunts and uncles, including Tanya Hicks of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Earl “Sandy” and Marjorie Barnett, and maternal grandfather, William Hays.

Memorial service was held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. “Mike” King officiating.

 

HAROLD ‘Dudy’ LOTT, SR.

Harold W. “Dudy” Lott, Sr., 79, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna.

 He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Waitman and Lelia Lott.

He had lived in Ravenna since 1967 and retired from AC Williams Co. He was a member of Ravenna Freewill Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Gibson of Ravenna; two sons, Harold Lott, Jr., and Randy Lott, both of Ravenna; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Ruffi Lott of Brooksville; and one sister, Peggy Cunningham of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wyona Churl Lott; two grandchildren, Mark Gibson and Malachi M. Treadwell; and five sisters and brothers.

Services were held at Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Homes, Ravenna Chapel, with Pastor Jack Taylor officiating. Burial was held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna.

 

JUANITA SMITH STEWART

Juanita Smith Stewart, 89, formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville, Fla.

She was the daughter of the late Shirley and Delma Smith of Calhoun County.

Surviving are one son, Scott Stewart; two daughters, Shirley Stewart and Pam Mullin; one brother, William Smith; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott; one sister, Edra Conrad; and one brother, James Smith.

Honoring her request, there were no services. She was buried beside her husband in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.

 

FRED JUNIOR (Joe) WHYTSELL

Fred Junior (Joe) Whytsell, 74, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fred and Vena Riggs Whytsell, Sr.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Glenda Jean Sanders Whytsell; three sons, Joe Whytsell and Chris of Mineral Wells, Scott Whytsell and Kelli of Grantsville and Sean Whytsell and Sabrina of Arnoldsburg; one daughter, Teresa Jones and Gary of Belpre, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Joseph, Daniel, Nicholas and Lacy Whytsell, Heather Sylvester, Ali and Robby Postalwait, Destiny Wager and Jessica Donaldson; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Saylah Donaldson; three sisters, Vera Madeline Wagoner, Lola Moss and Barbara Church, all of Arnoldsburg; and four brothers, Donald Whytsell, Frank Whytsell and Ben Whytsell, all of Arnoldsburg, and George Whytsell of Lewisville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, Bryan Whytsell; three sisters, Imogene Whytsell, Laverne Whytsell and Juanita Batten; and two brothers, Ernest Whytsell and Richard Whytsell.

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

 

NAOMI KAREN RICHARD

Naomi Karen Richard, 74, of Green Sea, S.C., died Monday, Mar. 7, 2011.

She was born near Industry, the daughter of the late Clarence and Nona Mae Rose Maze, Sr.

She was a homemaker and member of Mullins Church of God, where she was active in the women’s ministries.

Surviving are two sons, Joe Richard of Portland, Tenn., and Jay Richard of Walton; one daughter, Debbie Richard of Green Sea; and one brother, Roger Maze of Limestone, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlis D. Richard; two brothers, Clarence Maze, Jr., and Blaine Maze; and two sisters, Betty Krugman and Connie Lahman.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. C.B. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday. Visitation will be held Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

THOMAS OTHA SAGLE, JR.

Thomas Otha Sagle, Jr., 38, of Wilmington, N.C., died Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, N.C.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Donald and Rosetta Sagle Deavers of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and the late Thomas Otha Sagle, Sr.

 He was a 1991 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his companion, Sue Maloni; two brothers, Charles Sagle of Howard, Ohio, and Mike Deavers of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Debbie Deavers Mills of Mt. Vernon; one uncle, Roy Carder of Mt. Vernon; two aunts, Jean Carder Hayden of Parkersburg and Mary Deavers Froats of Mansfield, Ohio; two cousins, Dennis Carder and Donald Carder, both of Parkersburg; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Billie M. Sagle.

Memorial services will be held Monday, Mar. 14, 2 p.m., at Salvation Army Chapel, Wilmington, with burial at a later date.

 

VIRGINIA MAE SMITH

Virginia Mae Smith, 80, of Munday, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at her home.

She retired from BFGoodrich in 1992.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, George B. Smith; one daughter, Patricia J. Bloom of Munday; one son, Richard L. Smith of Munday; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Richard Lee Smith, Jr., and one sister, Nadine Rose Conley.

Private burial was in Smith Family Cemetery, Munday.

 

FRANCES ELOISE AYERS SPENCER

Frances Eloise Ayers Spencer, 83, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Highland Oakes Nursing Center, McConnelsville, Ohio.

She was born at White Pine, the daughter of the late Arlie M. and Nellie Jane Stutler Ayers.

She was a 1945 graduate of Calhoun County High School and Wood County Vocational Technical Center. She worked as a child development teacher for YWCA Day Care for 26 years and was a volunteer at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital for 18 years.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff Spencer of Parkersburg and John Spencer of Fayette City, Pa.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Herman M. Ayers of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Raymon L. Ayers of Sutton; one sister, Orma Connard of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Joe Ward officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

DANIEL (Jack) BUTLER

Daniel (Jack) Butler, 66, of Windham, Ohio, formerly of Beech, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at his home.

He was born in West Virginia, the son of the late Donzel and Lillie Falls Butler.

He was formerly employed by Spancrete and North American Precast.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Roosa Butler, whom he married on Apr. 11, 1966; his goddaughter, Misti Goldsboro; seven sisters, Marie Burrows of Newton Falls, Ohio, Pauline Drake and Faye Nichols, both of Spencer, Peggie Hall of Orma, Carolyn Stutzman and Sharon Rucker, both of Wooster, Ohio, and Geneva Rinehart of Follansbee; six brothers, Grover Butler of Spencer, Clarence Butler, Paul Butler, Frank Butler and Kenneth Butler, all of Orma, and Bob Butler of Follansbee; and many nieces and nephews.

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

 

ARLIE ROBERTS

Arlie M. Roberts, 94, of Lander, Wyo., died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Poplar Living Center, Casper, Wyo.

He was born at Hur, the son of the late James and Melinda Roberts.

He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1937. He had lived in Lander since 1960, where he worked for U.S. Steel until his retirement.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Doyle of Ogden, Utah; one son, Dale Roberts of Casper; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, Denver Roberts and wife Paula of Grantsville and Bobby Roberts and wife Faye; and one sister, Patty and husband Bernard.

He was preceded in death by one son, Lee; three brothers, Ted, Oran and Bill; and three sisters, Evelyn, Edna and Tessie.

A memorial service was held in Kingdom Hall, Lander.

 

PAMELA KAY SIMONDS

Pamela Kay Simonds, 38, of Spencer, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of Mary Irene Simonds of Spencer and the late David Simonds.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one brother, Daniel Simonds of Spencer, and two nieces, Megan Potts and Hayli Simonds, both of Spencer.

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

 

PAULETTE RHOADES

Paulette L. Rhoades, 62, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of James L. Burrows of Grantsville and the late Maxine Harris Burrows.

Surviving in addition to her father are three children, Polly Rhoades of Parkersburg, Aleyda Rhoades of Springfield, Mo., and Matthew Rhoades of Victoria, Tex.; one brother, James L. Burrows, Jr., of Five Forks; two sisters, Jeanette Richards of Newark and Nanette Wagoner of Grantsville; four grandchildren, Amanda Bell, Brooke Rhoades, Donovan Rhoades and Cameron Glover; and one great-grandson, James Bell.

Graveside services were held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

 

IRENE MILDRED HUSK

Irene Mildred Husk, 91, of Minnie Hamilton Health System long term care, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.

She was born in Cremo, the daughter of the late Anthony Louvell and Rosa Anna Chedester Edgell.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Estel Mae Propst Tedrick; two granddaughters, Patricia Watson of Port Washington, Ohio, and Pamela Robinson of Palestine; one step-grandson, Jamie Tedrick of Kimbolton, Ohio; one step-granddaughter, Angela Stillion of Coshocton, Ohio; two great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Smith of Hur; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Husk, whom she married Aug. 18, 1938, at Hur; one daughter, Rosa Lue; five brothers, Lora Veon Edgell, Jennings E. Edgell, Junior Edgell, Virgil Edgell and Donald L. Edgell; and three sisters, Blondina Stutler, Mona Sampson and Emodee Starcher.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM RILEY McCUMBERS

William Riley McCumbers, 73, of Rosedale, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Noah and Mary Starcher McCumbers.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a retired electrician.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas S. McCumbers of Sutton and William R. McCumbers of Lee Center, N.Y.; two daughters, Patricia McCumbers of Sutton and Evelyn Price of Headland, Ala.; eight brothers, Willard McCumbers of Florida, Gene McCumbers and Roy McCumbers, both of Gassaway, Clarence McCumbers of Akron, Ohio, Gary McCumbers, Paul McCumbers and Ricky McCumbers, all of Rosedale, and Charles McCumbers of Wilsie; one sister, Betty McCumbers of Rosedale; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Fox Lick Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

JEFFREY WAYNE McFEE

Jeffrey Wayne McFee, 48, of Cairo, died after an extended illness.

He was the son of the late French (Pete) and Norma McFee.

Surviving are two brothers, Bob McFee of Gallagher and David McFee of Parkersburg; two sisters, Mary Brown and Sherry Jones, both of Grantsville; one aunt, Gay Park of Burning Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Rosie Snyder McFee.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Melvin Boggs officiating. Burial was in Owl Hill Cemetery.

 

CHARLES OWEN HARDMAN

Charles Owen Hardman, 91, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Owen Ruby and Grace Holswade Hardman.

After attending Peddie Preparatory School, Hightstown, N.J., he graduated from Spencer High School and West Virginia University with a BA degree in business and economics. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division. He retired as president and chairman of Hardman Supply Co., served as board member, president and chairman of Traders Bank, partner in Massa Oil Co. and Five Star Oil & Gas Co., and president of Spencer Roane Grocery. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Spencer Rotary Club, American Legion Post 21, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5783, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Masonic Lodge 38, all of Spencer.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Mary Fiedler Hardman; three sons, C. Stan Hardman, Fred C. Hardman and Thomas F. Hardman, all of Spencer; one daughter, Sarah H. Giachino of St. Charles, Ill.; one sister, Anna Neale Houck Samworth of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gwendolyn Hardman Jackson and Helen Hardman Denbigh.

Services were held at St John’s U.M. Church, with Rev. Michael Luddle officiating, assisted by Rev. Art Tucker. Burial with military graveside service was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

 

KELLY DANIEL ‘DANNY’ JARVIS

Kelly Daniel “Danny” Jarvis, 66, of Spencer, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in CAMC, Memorial Division, Charleston.

He was born at Spencer, the son of the late Kelly Dempsey and Reva Mae Craddock Jarvis.

He was a 1963 graduate of Spencer High School, employed for 20 years as produce manager for Big Star, Spencer, and retired advertising manager for Spencer Newspapers. He worked for 33 years as a basketball official. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Spencer, Charleston Players Club, Moose, and SSAC Officials.

Surviving are two daughters, Kelli Zwoll and husband Marlan of Orma and Cindy Dranttel and husband Mike of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Nathan Dranttel, Randi Dranttel, Zenna Zwoll and Olivia Zwoll; nephews, Tim Jarvis, Mike Jarvis and Mike Harris; and nieces, Pam Miller, Vicki Griffith and Lisa Harris.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Jarvis, and one sister, Shirley McCune.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. “Mike” King officiating. Burial was in Slate Cemetery, near Spencer.

 

RODNEY LYNCH

Rodney C. Lynch, 76, of Creston, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.

He was the son of the late Seaward and Emma Blankenship Lynch.

He was a 1952 graduate of Wirt County High School and retired from NFM Machine Shop of Ohio. He was a Christian.

Surviving are one daughter, Renee Gray of Akron, Ohio; two granddaughters; one special grandson; one special brother, Glenn Long of Palestine; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Lynch and Randall Lynch.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Creston.

 

BRICE LAUGHLIN

Brice Laughlin, 79, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Louis Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lewis and Lovie Townsend Laughlin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a pipeliner. He was the leader of the former Bluegrass Travelers Band.

Surviving are one sister, Florence Hall of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Eugene Laughlin of Arnoldsburg; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends, including the Rick Falls family.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Floda Laughlin, Obal Houchin and Flo Starcher, and four brothers, Doyle, Brooks, Roy and Lonzo Laughlin.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glen McBride officiating. Burial was in Road Run Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

 

NANCY GAIL REICHMEIDER

Nancy Gail Reichmeider, 70, of Silver Spring, Md., died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of the late Gail Alderton Fletcher and Nancy Grace Fletcher.

She was a retired transportation supervisor for Montgomery County Public Schools Dept. of Transportation. She was a longtime and decorated member of Kensington Volunteer Fire Dept. and an associate conductress of Silver Springs Chapter #66, Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are one son, Scott Reichmeider of Pleasanton, Calif.; one sister, Dawn Fox of Millstone; and two brothers, David Fletcher of Belle and Clark Fletcher of Miami Beach, Fla.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Reichmeider.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Silver Spring. Visitation will be held Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Eastern Star Service will be on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Oak Room of Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Dept., directly after Saturday’s services. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to Kensington Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 222, Kensington, MD 20895.

 

ERMAL KELLEY RADABAUGH

Ermal Kelley Radabaugh, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at The Arbors, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born at White Pine, the daughter of the late Grover Kelley and Edna Roberts Kelley.

She spent most of her life as a homemaker and was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Robert Radabaugh of Belpre, Ohio; one daughter, Reta J. Davis of Veto Lake, Ohio; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Paul Radabaugh, who died in August 2001; one infant sister, Mildred Kelley; one brother, Edward Woodrow Kelley; and one infant granddaughter.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. David Carpenter officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

CARL MILLER

Carl W. Miller, 88, of Davisville, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

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

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and retired from O’Ames Co. after 33 years of service. He was a member of VFW Post 8127.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Pauline Virginia Digman Miller; one daughter, Carleen Dodd of Davisville; one son, Lyle Gene Miller of McConnelsville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Beulah Crawford of Chloe and Delma Hall of Canton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronzel Richard Miller and Michael Vernon Miller, two brothers; and three sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jeffrey Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, with full military graveside rites by Parkersburg American Legion Post 15. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

DANIEL HAROLD LITTLE, SR.

Daniel Harold Little, Sr., 68, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Audie and Bertie Little.

He worked at Mountain State Steel for 18 years as a maintenance/mechanist and Union president, and owned and operated Little’s Well Service for 30 years. He was a trustee-leader and member of Snyder Chapel Church, Annamoriah.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Rosie Lynch Little; two sons, Danny (Jake) Little of Newark and John Little of Elizabeth; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Joy Byrne of Ohio; and three brothers, Charles Little, Jack Little and David Little, all of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Marge Sofranko, and three brothers, James Little, Jerry Little and an infant.

Services were held at Matheny-Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor Farley Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Foutty Cemetery, Newark.

 

BETTY JO MOORE

Betty Jo Moore, 82, of Flushing, Mich., died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Living Joy Memory Home.

She was born in Westerville, Ohio, the daughter of Rev. John A. and Luella Wilt Kelley.

She taught third grade at Atherton Community Schools for 31 years and was a member of Flushing Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Max Moore, whom she married in Grantsville on June 19, 1949; one son, Mitchell Moore of Flushing; one daughter, Brenda Henne of Indianapolis, Ind.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Ruth, Riva, Roy and Ruby.

Services were held at Flushing Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Teresa Peterson officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills Cemetery.

 

LESLIE ‘LES’ BYERS

Leslie “Les” E. Byers, 67, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Ernest “Leck” and Mary V. Runyon Byers.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Walker of Parkersburg after 38 years as a checker supervisor. He was also co-owner of Byers Lock & Key. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Lee Byers of Parkersburg; one step-granddaughter, Julie Vineyard; five step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Byers of Ripley; two nephews; and six nieces.

He was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Vicki McKinley, and two brothers, William and Ken Byers.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Bob Byers officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memory Gardens. Military rites were provided by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

 

DESSELL LEILA BRUNTY

Dessell Leila Poling Brunty, 77, of Cottageville, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Ravenswood Village.

She was born at Millstone, the daughter of the late Hobert and Stella Mae Hall Poling.

She was a homemaker and a foster parent.  She was a former insurance agent for Reserve Life Insurance Co.

Surviving are one son, Verdis Brunty of Cottageville; four daughters, Vanessa Brunty, Valenda Ranson and Valarie Rhodes, all of Ripley, and Vanese Cedar of Ravenswood; three sisters, Lurland Profitt of Spencer, Ursula Laughlin of Arnoldsburg and Thermal Hall of Millstone; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Brunty.

Services were held at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Entombment was in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville. 

 

OLEDA LEACH

Oleda Leach, 95, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late T.S. and Sarah Cunningham.

She was a homemaker and attended Parkview United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Ruby Offutt of Parkersburg; two sons, Donald Leach of Elyria, Ohio, and Richard D. Leach of Huntington; one sister, Catherine Hathaway of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Orville Leach, and two sisters, Madyline Slider and Gladys Starcher.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Joe Law officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ELEANOR STUMP

Eleanor Stump, 85, of the Norton-Barberton, Ohio, area, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Rosa Hathaway Barnes and a member of Akron Baptist Temple.

Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Wiley, Nancy R. Stachowicz and Kimberly Dunham; two sons, Bill Stump and Mark A. Stump; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl P. Stump; one son, Larry E. Stump; one daughter, Karen J. Cromer; and one great-grandson, Seth Cromer.

Services were held at Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Pastor Jason Wiley and Pastor Bret Wiley officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery.

 

EMODEE EDGELL STARCHER

Emodee Edgell Starcher, 83, of Uneeda, Boone County, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Boone County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Danville.

She was born at Cremo, the daughter of the late Andy and Rosa Chedester Edgell.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Bruce Starcher; two daughters, Shirley Woody and Gennie Starcher; three grand-daughters; five great-granddaughters; and two sisters, Betty Smith of Hur and Irene Husk of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Blondina Stutler and Mona Sampson; five brothers, Lora V. Edgell, Jennings E. Edgell, Donald L. Edgell, Junior Edgell and Virgil Edgell.

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

 

DR. JOSEPH VAZQUEZ

Dr. Joseph Gilberto Vazquez, 80, of Gainesville, Ga., a former resident of Grantsville, has died.

He was born in New York, N.Y., the son of the late Jose Maria Vazquez-Alvarez and Juana Gonzales.

He received his BS degree from University of Puerto Rico and his MD from the School of Medicine Puerto Rico in the first graduating class at age 23. He was a charter fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians. He practiced in rural West Virginia and in Blakely, Ga., until retiring in 1999. He served in the United States Armed Forces from 1956 to 1958.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Bernadene Rowh Vazquez; four daughters, Sandra Savage and Enid Frank, both of Columbus, Ohio, Valarie Delaporte of Sanford, Fla., and Veronica Bennett of Gainesville; three sons, Eric Vazquez of Columbus and Joseph Anthony Vazquez and Andrew Lee Vazquez, both of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Gloria Edrich of Las Vegas, Nev.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Luis Vazquez of Utuado, Puerto Rico.

Celebration of life will be held Saturday, 6 p.m., at the home of Bob and Ashley Collier, 6670 Old Lucille Road, Blakely. Memorial service will be held Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home, Blakely.

Assisting the family is Memorial Park Funeral Home, 989 Riverside Dr. NE, Gainesville.

 

HELEN ROSE RICHARDS

Helen Rose Richards, 86, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at West Union, the daughter of Brooks and Minnie Cox Coplin.

She was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Women’s Army Corps in Japan. While living in Calhoun County, she had attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two brothers, David Coplin of Parkersburg and Pauldin Coplin of Weston; one sister, Euna Ford of Youngstown, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Richards; one step-son, Eugene Price; and one step-daughter, Dorothy Richards.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

AVA ELLADEAN STUTLER

Ava Elladean Stutler, 77, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Floyd Samuel Taylor and Bessie Kerby George.

She worked for Parkersburg News and Sentinel for over 20 years and was a member of Gospel Tabernacle Church.

Surviving are her two daughters, Dorothy “Sue” Nelson and Tammy Stutler, both of Parkersburg; one son, David Stutler of Parkersburg; two sisters, Alta Starkey of Grantsville and Artie Perkins of Fayetteville; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, Laura McCauley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Woodrow Stutler; one daughter, Margaret Stutler; and two brothers, Harold Hannah and Harlow George.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Wayne Boone officiating. Burial was in Hur Cemetery.

 

CARL (Gray) CAMPBELL

Carl (Gray) Campbell, 82, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Worthington Manor Nursing Home.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late James P. and Julie Woodring Campbell.

He retired from Union Carbide in 1989. He was a member of Belpre Masonic Lodge No. 609 and Squarenaders Western Square Dance Club.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Fayetta D. Campbell; one son, Ricky Gray Campbell of Lexington, Ky.; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one step-son, Ronald Coleman; two brothers; and five sisters.

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

 

TROY HATHAWAY

Troy Hathaway, 83, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at his home.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late Clyde and Goldie Bennett Hathaway.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked at U.S. Quarry Tile, Foothill Electric, and retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Belpre, after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of Kites Run Evangelical Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Clara Pearl Marlow Hathaway, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard “Bud” Hathaway and Lennis Hathaway; four sisters, Evelyn Haught, Greta Stump, Nada Newhouse and Vera Allen; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with his friend Pastor Mike Kerns officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, with full military rites provided by American Legion Post 15.

 

JANICE HOSKINS LAUGHLIN

Janice Hoskins Laughlin, 101, of Charleston, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Richard and Sarah Lamb Hoskins.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Laughlin and Ron L. Laughlin, both of Charleston; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter of Charleston.

 She was preceded in death by her husband Lovell J. Laughlin; one son, Lovell; one brother, Ewell Hoskins; and one sister, Jettie McKown.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, on Thursday, 1 p.m., with burial in Bailey Cemetery, Beech. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

PATTY ANN FLOYD JOHNSON

Patty Ann Floyd Johnson, 72, of Vincent, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Jesse L. and Pauline Yerkey Floyd of Sand Fork.

She attended Gilmer County schools and was a 1956 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She worked as a freelance writer and was a member of Gilmer County Historical Society, Ohio Valley Literary Group, and Marietta Chapter of Daughters of the America Revolution.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas Johnson of Williamstown, Daniel Johnson of Barlow, Ohio, and Joseph Johnson of Vincent; one daughter, Paula Johnson Graham of Columbus, Ohio; six  grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, John Floyd of Fairmont, and first cousin, Larry Morton of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil V. Johnson; one sister, Linda Floyd Wright; one brother, Jack Floyd; and one grandson, Michael Johnson.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Steve Delay officiating. Burial was in Otterbein Cemetery, Glenville.

   

EVA ANN SIMMONS SMITH

Eva Ann Simmons Smith, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

Surviving are two sisters, Esther Humbertson of Waynesboro, Va., and Loretta Moses of Greenwood, S.C.; one aunt, Nina Whipkey of Parkersburg, formerly of Nobe; and caregiver, Nadine Smith of Big Bend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lafayette Smith; grandparents, Winnie and Preston Simmons, who raised her; and her mother, Winnie Edith Rouner.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Memorial Gardens, near Grantsville.

 

MILFORD TYLER ‘Jake’ MATHES, JR.

Milford Tyler “Jake” Mathes, Jr., 25, of Wallace, N.C., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at his residence.

He was born in Webster Springs, the son of Margaret Collins of Grantsville and the late Milford Tyler “Blackie” Mathes, Sr.

He was a graduate of Roane County High School and West Virginia University, with a B.S. degree in forestry. He was a member of Wallace Volunteer Fire Dept.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, A.J. Morris of Cowen and Mike Mathes of Grantsville; two sisters, Sherrie Lynn Linkous of Craigsville and Mildred “Star” Green of Grantsville; two nieces, Nevaeha and Breanna Green; and two nephews, Jimmy and Chuckie Linkous.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Susanne Riley, and one brother, Billy Riley.

Services were held at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen, with Rev. Randall Griggs officiating. Burial was in Donaldson Cemetery, Cowen.

 

HENRY HEINEY, JR.

Henry H. Heiney, Jr., 89, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Howard and Retta Hosey Heiney.

He served in the Navy during World War II. He worked for Rockwell Standard Steel for 27 years and retired from the City of Ravenna after 15 years. He was a lifetime member of Blackhorse Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Heiney of Ravenna; four sons, Roger Heiney, Jeff Heiney and Chris Heiney, all of Ravenna, and Denny Heiney of Fairlawn; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Lela Reeder, Juanita Reynolds and Grace Wilson, all of Parkersburg, Eleanor Ciarcia of Aurora, Ohio, and Louise Newbrough of Brohard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Oleta L. Heiney; one daughter, Mary Tschantz; one son, Ronald G. Heiney, Sr.; five brothers, Forest L. Heiney of Tanner, Don Heiney, Doyle Glen Heiney and Charles Frances Heiney, Sr., all of Grantsville, and Denver Heiney of Byron, Mich.; and two sisters, Geneva Snider of Grantsville and Marie Mascoline of Bedford, Ohio.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, with Pastor Dallas Sanford officiating, and burial in Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna. Visitation will be Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Condolences can be made at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.

 

GENEVIEVE YOUNG PURSLEY

Genevieve M. Young Pursley, 89, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Arthur H. and Ella B. Nichols Young.

She was a retired seamstress from the former Kellwood Co. and lifelong member of Boggs Fork Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Dianna Sutter of Croton, Ohio, and Patricia Pursley of Spencer; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orland Ray Pursley, on Aug. 6, 1978; two sons, Edwin Pursley of Dayton, Ohio, and Michael R. Pursley of Spencer; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer. Committal service will be held at the funeral home.

 

KAREN STUMP CROMER

Karen J. Cromer died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.

She was the daughter of Eleanor Stump and the late Earl P. Stump.

She taught many years in Sunday School at Akron Baptist Temple.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 47 years, Roderick (Bill) Cromer, Sr.; one daughter, Candi J. Cromer; one son, Roderick (Billi) Cromer, Jr.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Pat Wiley, Nancy Stackowicz and Kim Dunham; two brothers, Bill Stump and Mark Stump; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry E. Stump, and one grandson, Seth Cromer.

Services were held at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with Pastor Jason Wiley officiating. Burial was in Western Star Cemetery, Norton, Ohio.

 

BETTY JO MAXWELL

Betty Jo Duelley Maxwell, 74, of Rt. 5, Glenville, died Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Edgar and Pearl Harris Duelley.

 She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, Albert Wilbur Maxwell, whom she married on Mar. 11, 1956; one son, Danny Maxwell of Glenville; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Cray Duelley of Mt. Zion, Edgar “Bub” Duelley, Jr., of Tanner and Loren Duelley of Wellington, Ohio; four sisters, Gay Wilson of Glenville, Maggie Harold of Stinson, Kathleen Merriman of Cranberry Township, Pa., and Virginia Sprouse of Grafton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Tyler Maxwell; one sister, May Yeager; and three brothers, Fay, Ray “Buck” and Dorsey Scott Duelley.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial was in Job’s Temple Cemetery.

 

LUCY OVAL NICHOLS

Lucy Oval Davisson Nichols, 87, of Grantsville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Miletree Healthcare Center, Spencer.

She was the daughter of the late James Idon and Arlie Ethel Rinehart Davisson and had eight brothers, Earl, Worthy, Claud, Orvis, Oren, Garald, Willis and Ray; and one sister, Garlinn James. She was a homemaker and a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Larry of Ripley and Millard and Garland, both of Grantsville; four daughters, Gloria Kendall of Walker, Doris Reaser of Grafton, Sheila Meadows of Santan Valley, Ariz., and Annetta Perry of Grantsville; and several grand-children and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral Nichols, on Mar. 31, 2004, and two daughters, Sharon Nichols and Charlotte Cain McDonald.

Services were scheduled at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Blessed Hope Cemetery, Spencer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Relay for Life.

 

THELMA LICHLYTER

Thelma M. Lichlyter, 88, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William Harrison and Viola Weekley Siers.

She was a homemaker and a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ, Parkersburg.

Surviving are five daughters, Loretta Strawbridge of Oil City, Pa., Janet Plant, Jean Davis, Beverly Wilson and Brenda Reynolds, all of Parkersburg; two sons, Dennis Lichlyter of Minnora and Joe Lichlyter of Elizabeth; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; two brothers, Habred Siers and Darrell Siers, both of Calhoun County; and one sister, Orva Parsons of Calhoun County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred M. Lichlyter, in 1994; three sisters, Roxie Cooper, Velva Lilly and Evelyn Bailey; and two brothers, Edward Sears and an infant, Forrest Siers.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Andy Robison officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Nicut.

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