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JAMES SNIDER

James F. Snider, 69, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late James L. and Geneva Heiney Snider.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War, and earning the Code of Conduct, NDSM, GCMDL, and Soldier of the Month. He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber after 30 years of service. He lived in Brady Lake, Ohio, for over 30 years and was a member of Masonic Lodge #768.

Surviving are two sons, Steven Snider of Tennessee and Tom Snider of Texas; one daughter, Julia F. Parks of Florida; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Sandra Ferrebee of West Virginia, Wanda Crawford of North Carolina and Doris Davis of West Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnn Snider, and two brothers, Ray Snider and Andrew Snider.

Services were held at Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, with Masonic service. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park.

 

WILLARD RADABAUGH

Willard Radabaugh, 73, of Nicut, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

He was born at Revere, the son of the late Albert and Della Church Radabaugh.

He retired from Burke-Parsons-Bowlby Corp. after 43 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff Radabaugh of Stumptown and Willard Ray Radabaugh of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Barbara McCumbers of Burnsville and Norma Jean Nicholas of Orma;  eight grandchildren; eight-great-grandchildren; one sister, Eudor Radabaugh King of Big Bend; and three brothers, Orval Radabaugh of Nebo, Ralph Radabaugh of Nobe and Delmas Radabaugh of St. Clairsville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, Janice Marie and Joann Radabaugh; two brothers, Arthur Radabaugh and Clarence Radabaugh; and two sisters, Pauline Radabaugh and Adelpha Radabaugh Yoak.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Christopher Stout officiating. Burial was in Mount Run Cemetery.

 

GARRY WAYNE VANNOY

Garry Wayne Vannoy, 65, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Holly and Effie McWilliams Vannoy.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Anita Hartshorn Vannoy; two sisters, Bertha Roberts of East Lake, Ohio, and Edna Chapman of Marietta, Ohio; three brothers, Clarence Vannoy of Belpre, Ohio, Bernard Vannoy of Pennsylvania and Harry Vannoy of Mentor, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Leona Wright, Olena Ball, Betty Koon and an infant, and one brother, Harold Vannoy.

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

 

NELLE CELESTA BAILEY

Nelle Celesta Bailey, 98, of Ft. Myers, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, Fla.

She was born at Stinson, the eldest daughter of the late Friend M. and Mary F. Jarvis Metheney.

She was the wife of a military man, a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are one grandson, James E. Bailey; one grand-daughter, Dana Beauvais; two sisters, Iris Creamer and Sara Bise, both of Ohio; five great-grandsons; and two great-great-grand-daughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Commander Ronzell L. Bailey in 1993; one son, Maj. Fred E. Bailey in 1973; and 11 siblings.

Graveside service was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. “Mike” King officiating. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

 

MARSHALL DRAKE

Marshall O. Drake, 72, of Kimbolton, Ohio, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Southeast Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio.

He was born at Mud Fork, the son of the late Otha Orrin and Opal Maysel May Drake.

He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, with 32 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte “Sammy” Drake; one daughter, Karla Sue Hibbard of Cambridge; three brothers, Jackey Drake of Big Otter, Forrest Drake of Maysel and Charles Robert King of Chloe; three sisters, Cleo Adelman of Rootstown, Ohio, Imogene Blacklock of Pie Town, N.M., and Crickette (Careen) Traxler of Richwood, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Duane Junior Drake; one daughter, Tammy Leach; two grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Drake; and two sisters, Paulene McCourt and Ruth Drake.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with burial in Coen Cemetery, Nebo. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

EARL RAGLAND

Earl B. Ragland, 90, of Chloe, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale.

He was born in Rosine, Ky., the son of the late Thornton and Cansada Stewart Ragland.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a former bus driver for Calhoun County Board of Education, former employee of Spencer State Hospital, former rural letter carrier, farmer and stockman. While living in Wooster, Ohio, he was employed by Wooster Iron and Metal Co. He was a member of Milo Church.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Hazel Bailey Ragland; three daughters, Carolyn Pryor of Byrdstown, Tenn., Janet Sunder-land of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Sue Frazier of Millersburg, Ohio; one son, Allen Ragland of Ripley; one step-daughter, Connie of Wooster; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Ragland; his second wife, Orine Ragland; two brothers; and one sister.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

ORVILLE ‘Pappy’ NORMAN

Orville “Pappy” Norman, 93, of Orma, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Laurel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale.

He was born at Beech, the last surviving child of the late Isaac Homer and Lula Brannon Norman.

He worked on the family farm during his early life and was a traveling butcher, miller, blacksmith, etc., during the winter months, and plumber, electrician, carpenter, mechanic, etc., in the summer. Later, he worked in the timber industry and at Burke-Parsons-Bowlby Corp., Billings. He formerly attended and was a member of Arnoldsburg Southern Baptist Church.

Surviving are two step-daughters, Linda Dorsey of Palestine and Diana Sampson of Spencer; one step-son, Timothy Finken-binder of Orrville, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Greathouse of Millstone; a son-in-law, Wesley Nicholas of Orma; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa Wears, whom he married Sept. 11, 1972; three step-children, David Greathouse, Barbara Nicholas and William “Bill” Finkenbinder; four sisters, Murl Norman, Irene Norman, Ona Helmick and Pearl Conrad; and four brothers, Bunker Norman, Homer Norman, Jr., William Norman and Arnold Norman.

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

 

BRICE RAYMOND PETERSON

Brice Raymond Peterson, 69, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his home.

He was born at Littleton, the son of the late Brice and Ruth Anderson Peterson.

He was a retired machine shop foreman.

Surviving is his wife, Zetta Duncan Peterson.

In keeping with his wishes, he will be cremated.

 

NORMA KETCHUM

Norma L. Ketchum, 88, of Hockingport, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Peter and Clara Wright Looney.

She and her late husband opened and operated Ketchum’s General Store, Hockingport, for more than 50 years. She attended Hockingport United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Karen Branham of Parkersburg; one son, Roger Ketchum of Hockingport; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ralph Looney of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; two brothers, Denzil Looney and Harold Looney; and three sisters, Mae Hicks, Maude Hileman and Paulene Boso.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio. Burial was in Stewart Cemetery, Hockingport.

 

BASIL BAILEY

Basil C. Bailey, 83, of Congress Village, West Salem, Ohio, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late Okey and Mae Badgett Bailey.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951-1954. He retired from Rogers Overhead Door after 20 years of service, and had previously worked at Locke Manufacturing. He was a member of Wayne County Sheriff’s Association.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Brannon Bailey, whom he married on Sept. 12, 1952; three daughters, Lelah Buckwalter of Akron, Ohio, Ruby Grau of Fredericktown, Ohio, and Loretta Heath of Congress Village; one son, Jeff Bailey of Liberty, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delmar Bailey of Minnora and Holly Bailey of Milton; one sister Myrl Bailey of Newton; sister-in-law, Aunt Retta Miller, who has been a help to the family; and special friends, Jay and Tessie Grunder.

He was preceded in death by one grandson; two infant brothers; and two infant sisters.

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

 

LELA COTTRELL

Lela Cottrell, 76, of Rosedale, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Eldercare, Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Frances and Ina Minney Cottrell. She resided at Eldercare for 18 years. She was a former member of Frozen Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are one brother, Vane Cottrell of Windham, Ohio; one sister, Neva Siers of Rosedale; one niece; and three nephews.

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

 

DONZEL BLAIR WHIPKEY

Donzel Blair Whipkey, 86, of Vienna, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Willows Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James and Fonda Radabaugh Whipkey.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Anchor-Hocking Glass, Salem, N.J. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Vienna.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Eulah Lang Whipkey; five sons, Gregory Whipkey of Mineral Wells and Steven Whipkey, Michael Whipkey, Mark Whipkey and Donzel Lee Whipkey, all of New Jersey; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Marven Whipkey of Parkersburg, Wavel Whipkey of Vienna and Gail Siers of Elizabeth; and one sister, Barbara Roberts of Nobe.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Logan Whipkey, and two sisters, Willa Dene Amos and Mini May Cain.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday, 2 to 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

HAROLD CADLE

Harold W. Cadle, 80, of Chloe, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at CAMC, Charleston.

He was born at Mud Fork, the son of the late Eddie and Alma Coen Cadle West.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a gradall operator and retired from the Steelworkers Union.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Lula Nicholas Cadle; one son, Brian Cadle of Charlottesville, Va.; two daughters, Nanette Seabolt and Renita Gandee, both of Clendenin; two grandsons, Josiah Cadle of McGaheysville, Va., and Jeremiah Cadle of Grantsville; four granddaughters, Amber Griffin of Richmond, Va., and Hannah Gandee, Hope Gandee and Sarah Seabolt, all of Clendenin; one great-granddaughter, Elliana Grace Cadle; one brother, Raymond Cadle of Grafton, Ohio; and one sister, Inez Westfall of Ivydale.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Carroll and Richard Cadle and Blain, Bernard and Darrell West, and two sisters, Agnes Ball and Zelma Cadle.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Richard Talbot officiating. Burial will be in Cadle Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

 

VERE HAROLD BRANNON

Vere Harold Brannon, 78, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.

He was the son of the late Victor C. and Jessie “Eleanore” Stump Brannon.

He was a 1952 graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended Potomac State College and West Virginia University. He served in the U.S. Army from January 1957 to January 1959 and owned and operated Brannon’s Exxon, Arnoldsburg, for 25 years. He worked for various companies, including the last 11 years at Houchin Construction, LLC. He was a member of Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church, where he held many offices.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Susie; three daughters, Cindy Carbaugh of Knoxville, Tenn., and Shelly Mace and Amie Carper, both of Arnoldsburg; seven grandchildren, Misty Bays of Bristol, Tenn.; Kristyn Ball of Stoughton, Mass., and Chris and Evan Mace and Gracie, Riley and Holly Carper, all of Arnoldsburg; two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Logan Bays; two sisters, Doris Davis of Harrisville and Juanita Berdine of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Brannon Hayhurst.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Timothy Hickman and Rev. Shelly Mace officiating. Burial was in Brannon Family Cemetery.

 

LEONARD HUSK

Leonard Husk, 79, of East Liverpool, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Andy and Ettie Barr Husk.

He retired in 1982 as a crane operator for the former Crucible Steel Corp. after 31 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter #47, American Legion Post #374, Veterans of Foreign War Korean Veterans Chapter #126, and Tri-State Veterans Burial Group.

Surviving are his wife, Dora Rose Vincent Husk, whom he married in September, 1979; one daughter, Tina Addison of Branford, Fla.; three sons, W. Scott Vincent and Andy Lewis Husk, both of East Liverpool, and Jeffrey Husk of Branford; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, James C. Husk; two grandsons, Leonard Wright and Andy Husk; and eight siblings, Martha McCartney, Elouise Stemple, Mae Lee, Gay Blake, Violet Blake, Earl Husk, Bill Husk and Andy Husk.

Services were held at Dawson Funeral Home, East Liverpool, with Pastor Norm Eckert of Beechwood Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Columbiana County Memorial Park, with full military honors by Tri-State Veterans Group.

 

GERALD METHENEY

Gerald Metheney, 93, of Spencer, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

He was the son of the late Gae Metheney.

Surviving are one daughter, Glenna Metheney of St. Albans, and one brother, Richard Metheney of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Bell Talkington Metheney.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Elmira Baptist Church, Braxton County.

 

CAPTAIN FORD ROGERS

Captain Ford Rogers, 87, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at his home.

He was the son of the late Gruder and Ella Gay Bailey Rogers.

He established Rogers Used Cars and Trucks in 1964 and operated the business until 2011. He enjoyed flying his small airplanes with friends from W.Va. Fun Flyers Club, Leon, and was recognized by the governor for being the oldest active flyer in West Virginia.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Donie E. Rogers; one son, Carl R. Rogers of Annamoriah; one daughter, Christine Conley of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Doris Emogene Rogers-Myers of St. George; two grandchildren, Heather and Jennifer; three great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Chester Lee Rogers on July 9, 1968; three sisters; and one brother.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at West Fork Community Building, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ronald Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the community building.

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

 

RUTH WHIPKEY

Ruth Whipkey, 75, of Mt Zion, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Stewart County, Georgia, on July 5, 1937, the daughter of the late James and Lorene Huddleston.

She was employed by Rubber Crafters, Grantsville, for several years.

Surviving are four daughters, Jean Parsons and Becky Cooper, both of Grantsville, Shirley Greathouse of Millstone and Mary Whipkey of Mt. Zion; one son, Cecil Whipkey, Jr., of Spencer; one sister; 10 grandchildren; and eight-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Whipkey; three brothers; and two sisters.

Following cremation, services will be held Friday, 5 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, 4 to 5 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

THELMA LOUISE DILLON

Thelma Louise Dillon, 81, died Monday, Nov. 19, as a result of complications of diabetes.

She was the daughter of the late Harry and Anna Williamson.

She retired in 1993 from Brooksville Elementary School, where she worked as a cook and was instrumental in setting up a breakfast program.

The Dillons moved from Big Bend to the Charleston area to be closer to their daughters, Linda Khumnark and Brenda Dillon, who survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, on Dec. 26, 2010.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor David Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

 

AMANDA JANE MAY

Amanda Jane May, 33, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Hubbard House, Charleston.

She was born in Cary, N.C., the daughter of Russell Eugene and Peggy Silvey Legg.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Scott May; three sons, Caleb May, Brandon May and Russell May, all of Spencer; one daughter, Savannah May of Spencer; two brothers, Brian Legg of New York and Chris Vincent of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Hannah Rebecca Legg.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery, Uler.

 

HARVEY RAY CHURCH

Harvey Ray Church, 80, of Newark, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center, Newark.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Andrew Jack and Ida Elizabeth Cantwell Church.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Lucent Technology in 1997 and was a member of NRA.

Surviving are his wife, Delores Belle Sears Church; five daughters, Loretta Church of Nashport, Ohio, Yvonne Morrison, Connie Minkos and Kris Stalling, all of Newark, and Pam Chrisman of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; one son, Steve Church of Newark; two sisters; one brother; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Anita Francis; one sister; and one brother.

Services were held at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, where military honors were conducted by Licking County Veterans Alliance.

 

IVAN JONES

Ivan E. Jones, 72, of Brohard, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Pearl and Stella Jones.

Surviving are his wife, Norma Jones; one son, Jeffrey D. Jones of Brohard; two daughters, Marisha Collins of Big Springs and Teresa Overton of Vincent, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Kelsey, Katlin, John, Andrew and Aaron; four brothers, Mac Jones, Herschel Jones, Lester Jones and Danny Jones; one sister, Gracie Ayers; and special friends, Randy and Betty Deem.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Maxine Goodnight, Ada Billy and Betty Able, and one brother, James E. Jones.

At his request, a private family service will be held at a later date.

 

RUTH SELF

Ruth Self, 84, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg.

She was born in Thacker, the daughter of the late Ezra and Florence Mann Queen.

She worked as a business owner in the Wirt County area and was a Baptist.

Surviving are three sons, William Self of Glenville, Frank Self of Elizabeth and Dave Self of Arnoldsburg; four daughters, Patricia Deem of Mineral Wells, Phyllis Bowe of Akron, Ohio, and Mary Pfalzcraft and Connie Patterson, both of Elizabeth; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William O. Self; three bothers; four sisters; and three grandchildren, Cindy Self, Harry Jr. and Chris.

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

 

PERRY ‘Doug’ TAYLOR

Perry “Doug” Taylor, 60, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.

He was the son of the late Paul and Ruth Wazlavek Taylor.

He attended Washington High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969 and was honorably discharged in 1971, having attained the rank of Lance Corporal. He served in the Ohio National Guard and was employed at Controlled Power Corp., Massillon, Ohio, as a welder for many years. He was a member of American Legion Post #147, Apple Creek, Ohio. He resided with his companion of 25 years, Wanda Davisson, at Chloe for many years, until their recent return to Ohio.

Also surviving are one son, Todd Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz.; five brothers, Paul Taylor, Joe Taylor, Rick Taylor, David Taylor and Charles Taylor; two sisters, Pam Taylor and Paula Akins; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William “Billy” Taylor.

Services will be private. Condolences and donations for Wounded Warriors can be sent in his memory to American Legion Post #147, 8943 Hackett Road, Apple Creek, OH 44606.

 

RUBY GENEVA McHENRY

Ruby Geneva McHenry, 90, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Bill and Ina Richards Simmons.

Surviving are four sons, James Myer, John David Myer and Ricky Myer, all of Grantsville, and Larry Glen Myer of Charleston; two daughters, Carol Sue Myer of Grantsville and Sandra K. Summers of Lorain, Ohio; four brothers, Henry Simmons, Bearl Simmons, Cecil Simmons and Earl Simmons, all of Cleveland, Ohio; and two sisters, Pearl Heiney of Glenville and Sara Cool of Fairmont.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Myer, and her second husband, Austin McHenry; six sisters, Elodine, Nettie and Mettie Simmons, Ernestina Simmons, Erma Kline and Louise Spencer; and two brothers, Orval Simmons and Eugene Simmons.

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


 

EVELYN MAE PARSONS

Evelyn Mae Parsons, 86, of Vienna, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Gip, Braxton County, the daughter of the late Robert P. and Sadie Knotts Arnold.

Surviving are one son, Dewayne Parsons of Waverly; one daughter, Jane Whittington of Vienna; one sister, Mary Henry of Boaz; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie J. Parsons; one daughter, June A. Aquino; and one sister, Anna Lee Lowe.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Lauren A. Godwin officiating, and burial at Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown.  Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

 

DOROTHY ‘Kris’ HOSEY

Dorothy Mae “Kris” Hosey, 77, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Scott and Bina Bennett Hosey.

As a young woman, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she retired from General Electric.

Surviving are her dearest friend, Joan, and one brother, Lorrin.

She was preceded in death by seven siblings, Harry, Virginia, Gail, Omar, Paul, Eula Richards and Ona Elder.

She was a member and Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church, where her final Mass was celebrated.

 

JOSE ‘Ping’ MALDONADO

Jose I. “Ping” Maldonado, 67, of Spencer, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Miletree Nursing Home, Spencer.

He was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, the son of Santiago and Maria Maldonado.

He worked at Roane General Hospital for 19 years until he retired. He was Pentecostal.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Cecelia “Sissy” Mar-guerite Maldonado; five sons, Israel Ray Maldonado and Samuel Maldonado, both of Philadelphia, Pa., Luis Anthony Maldonado of Pottstown, Pa., and Jose (Joey) Israel Maldonado, Jr., and Jacob Ryan Maldonado, both of Spencer; four daughters, Michelle Maldonado and Melisa Maldonado, both of Lorain, Ohio, Jovita Marguerite Abramovich of Grantsville and Rebekah Louise Carper of Spencer; 20 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Maria Cirilo, and an infant daughter.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Jeff Jett officiating. Visitation was scheduled two hours prior to services at the funeral home.

 

RONZEL RAY NICHOLAS

Memorial service for Ronzel Ray Nicholas, 89, of Bear Run Road, Orma, who died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Florida, will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma, on Euclid-Nicut Road.

Surviving are one daughter, Helen Lenet Parsons of Edge-water, Fla.; one son, Denver “Dink” McCumbers of Orrville, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary Jane “Marie” Nicholas; his mother, Dora Mae; one brother, Doye; and two sisters, Alma and Annalee.

 

ZANE MICHAEL VELLO JANKOWSKI

Zane Michael Vello Jankowski, 16, of Orma, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Brandi Dysert of Orma and Ronald Jankowski of Florida.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his step-father, George Dysert of Orma; his step-mother, Lisa Jankowski of Florida; two sisters, Sara Hough of Orma and Destiny Readinger of Cleveland, Ohio; two step-brothers, Jared Dysert and D.J. Dysert, both of Cleveland; one step-sister, Tianna Dysert of Cleveland; grand-parents, Roger and Charlotte Davidson of Big Springs; step-grandmother, Paula Dysert of Cleveland; great-grandmother, Betty Robinson of Big Springs; Hulen and Patricia Wilson of Cleveland; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Robbie Robinson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating.

 

GEORGIA MILLER

Georgia C. Miller, 92, of Rosedale, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her home.

She was born at Webster Springs, the daughter of the late Harley James McCourt and Sidney Angeline Carpenter McCourt.

She was a member of Mill Fork Community Church, Rosedale.

Surviving are four sons, Roger Miller, Fred Miller, Benny Miller and Adrian Miller, all of Rosedale; five daughters, Elaine White and Clarice Burns, both of Rosedale, Mildred Muniz of Smithville, Darlene Rexroad of Sutton and Linda Jones of Tanner; one sister, Ida Green of Webster Springs; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Miller; four brothers, Oliver McCourt, Orland McCourt, Jack McCourt and Basil McCourt; and one sister, Edna Clutter.

Services were held at Rosedale United Methodist Church, with Minister Charles Brady officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery.

 

EDITH LEDSOME

Edith Ledsome, 81, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Pineview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Harrisville.

She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Laura Snyder Dulin.

She had worked for Villers Nursing Home, Elizabeth, and Bonnets Dry Cleaning, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Debbie Cunningham of Smithville; two grandsons, Johnny Blosser of Grantsville and Paul Blosserof Parkesburg; three step-grandchildren, Mark Cunningham and Steven Cunningham, both of Grantsville, and Robin Roberts of Parkersburg; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; six step-great-grandchildren; and two special cousins, Ruth Coffee and Jo Board.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Laurance Starcher and Arthur Ledsome; one son, Mike Dulin; three grandchildren, Helen, Bill and Kathy Blosser; and one great-granddaughter, Tiffany N. Blosser.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with burial in Owl Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

LUCY VIRGINIA WRIGHT

Lucy Virginia Wright, 73, of Shock, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late Everett and Lura Greathouse Parsons.

She attended Shock Church of Christ.

Surviving are one daughter, Lorina Hartshorn of Shock; two sons, Everett Wright of Shock and William Wright of Fairmont; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harley and Kenny; and five sisters, Kathaleen, Wanda, Kathy, Sheila and April.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Erman Wright; one sister; and one infant brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Minister Vernon Kerns and Minister Gene Miller officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

 

MILDRED MAXINE FERRELL JOHNSON

Mildred Maxine Ferrell Johnson, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Brownsburg Meadow Nursing Home, Brownsburg, Ind., where she was residing with her husband of 65 years.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Edward P and Nellie F. Snyder Ferrell.

She attended Calhoun County High School until 1946. She lived in Elyria, Ohio, from 1950-2010, where she was a member of Beth-el Baptist Church, VFW Post 1079 and Women of the Moose Lodge #778.

Surviving are her husband, Otis Clyde Johnson; two sons, Stephen Ray Johnson of California and Pastor Timothy Neil Johnson of Indiana; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Sauer, in 1975; three brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, Elyria, with Pastor Kenneth Tucker officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, Ohio.

 

MAE MARIE BIRD

Mae Marie Bird, 84, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her home.

She was born at Richardson, the daughter of the late Guy and Lydia Lukens Blosser.

She served as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II in Akron, Ohio, where she was a spot welder. She was also an employee of the former Kellwood Co., Spencer.

Surviving are two daughters, Alberta Kendall of Spencer and Sandra Santee of Reedy; one son, James C. Caldwell, Jr., of Marietta, Ohio; one step-daughter, Jacqui Nutter of Columbus, Ohio; and two sisters, Wilca Stewart of Reedy and Genevive Carpenter of Nitro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Bird; two daughters, Vickie and Martha Jane Caldwell; four brothers, Guy Blosser, Jr., Okey Blosser, Robert Blosser and Wayne Blosser; and five sisters, Bernice Cycyk, Frances Houchin, Maxine Nichols, Vonnie Cline and Betty Sue Carper.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Brother Bill Walton officiating. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

 

ELLA MAE GHERKE

Ella Mae Gherke, 91, of Breckenridge, Tex., formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

She was born in Denham Springs, La., the daughter of the late Norman E. Hatchell and May Miller Hatchell.

She was a licensed practical nurse and a Baptist.

Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Johnson of Breckenridge and Betty Huelsebusch of Kingwood; four sons, Richard Gherke of Longview, Tex., Michael Gherke of Glenville, Wayne Gherke of Fayetteville and Zane Gherke of Vienna; one brother, N.E. Hatchell of Denham Springs; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Carlos Gherke, on Dec. 26, 1992.

Services were held in Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home Chapel, Breckenridge, with Rev. Charles West officiating. Burial was in Breckenridge Cemetery.

 

JENNIFER LYNN HOWELL

Jennifer Lynn Howell, 38, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital.

She was the daughter of Bruce Campbell of Parkersburg and the late Mildred Campbell. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to her father are one daughter, Casey Hall; three brothers, Jerry Howell of Orma and Melvin Howell and Mark Howell, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Sandra Bunner and Donna Capps, both of Grantsville; fiance, Howard Randall Minney; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery.

 

NELLIE LOU COBURN HARRIS

Nellie Lou Coburn Harris, 80, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, Parkersburg.

She was born in Salem, the daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Lynch Coburn.

She was a 1950 graduate of Doddridge County High School. She worked at Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, Garment Factory, Harrisville, and Godfrey’s Store, Grantsville, and was a Foster Parent. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, BYF leader and custodian for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry “Fuzzy” Harris of Grantsville and Loren “Mike” Harris of Terra Alta; three daughters, Terry Jones of Big Bend, Sandra McCumbers of Grantsville and Roberta “Bert” Roberts of Ravenna, Ohio; one step-son, Nolan Harris of Elizabeth; two step-daughters, Veda Wright of Elizabeth and Velma Kirby of Grantsville; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grand-children; one great-great-grandchild; 16 step-grandchildren; five sisters, Linda Davis and Mary Coburn, both of Pennsboro, Betty Gault of Ashland, Ohio, Brenda Riddle of Sandusky, Ohio, and Carol Shearon of Marietta, Ohio; one brother, Gene Coburn of Beverly Hills, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren “Buck” Harris; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Jones; two sisters, Barbara Sutton and Margarette Fitzpatrick; one brother, Arthur “Sonny” Coburn; five step-children, Charles “Buddy” Harris, Rena Sidwell, Delmas Harris, Jimmie Harris and Sharon Shuman.

Services were held at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Pastor Gene Johnson officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

 

RUTH ALMEDA BENNINGTON YOAK

Ruth Almeda Bennington Yoak, 90, of Ripley, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of Fred and Mary Wilson Bennington.

She was a 1939 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She resided in Roane County for 30 years and was involved in activities at Spencer Temple, Trail Blazer’s 4-H Club and Home Demonstration Club, and worked as society editor for Spencer Newspapers for several years. After moving to Ripley in 1977, she was an active member of Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Victor, whom she married on Apr. 20, 1946; one daughter, Sandra Lea Mathewson of Granville, Ohio; one son, David Victor Yoak of Newburgh, Ind.; two infant children, Carolyn and Mark; four granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilson Bennington; and three sisters, Emogene Bennington, Oreta Anderson and Oleta “Sally” Bourne.

Celebration of life service was held at Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church, with Rev. Peter S. Mathewson, Rev. Jeff Keffer and Rev. Mike Elder officiating. Burial was in Albert’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

 

MARIE IVY FRAME

Marie Ivy Frame, 90, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late Lesley and Susie Watkins.

Surviving are one son, James Frame; one daughter, Lucy Bailey; two sisters, Wilma Cooper and Dora Oldaker; two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Kile Frame; 13 siblings and one granddaughter, Laura Ann Bailey-Rose.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at Cottage Grove E.C. Church at a later time.

 

BOBBY LEE DURST

Bobby Lee Durst, 75, of Ripley, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

He was born in Marmet, the son of the late Roy and Geraldine Carter Durst.

He retired after 43 years from Pechiney Rolled Products (formerly Kaiser Aluminum) as a furnace operator.

Surviving are his wife, Betty, a 1955 graduate of Calhoun County High School; three daughters, Debbie Durst Goodson and Lisa Martin, both of Ripley, and Shari Cunningham of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Randall Lee Durst of Parkersburg and Raymon Cunningham of Kenna; seven grandchildren; six great-grand-children; one brother, Raymond Durst of Cottageville; and two sisters, Dorothy Hawkins and Katherine Thomas, both of Marmet.

Celebration of his life was held at Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley, with Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Burial was in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville.

 

DOLLY DEAN MACE

Dolly Dean Mace, 73, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Western Reserve Masonic Community, Medina.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Everett and Opal May Roberts Starcher.

She was a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband, Roy; one brother, Helma D. Starcher of Mt. Zion; and several nieces and nephews.

Shewas preceded in death byone brother,Eugene E. Starcher.

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

 

AUSTIN EUGENE CLARK

Austin Eugene Clark, 43, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Donald Clark of Texas and Sheryl Wease Richards of Grantsville. He was a Methodist.

Surviving in addition to his parents are an aunt, Charlene Richards and acousin, Phylis Ann Ohnheiser.

There will be no public services. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

 

CHARLES WILLIAM STARCHER

Charles William Starcher, 64, of Millstone, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Barberton, Ohio, the son of Charles Starcher and the late Betty Jean Draker Starcher.

He was an oil field worker.

Surviving in addition to his father are one son, Robert Starcher of Reedy, former wife and caregiver, Karen Carter of Millstone; two grandchildren; two sisters, Diane Murphy and Candy Summers, both of Arnoldsburg; eight brothers, Fred Starcher, Terry Naylor, Charlie E. Starcher, Dana Starcher and Randy Starcher, all of Arnoldsburg; Gary Starcher of Burning Springs, Joe Naylor of Millstone and Stanley Starcher of Glenville; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Gwen Starcher, and one brother, Gary Starcher.

There will be no public services. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

 

MICHAEL RAY CARPENTER

Michael Ray Carpenter, 53, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Eleanor Carpenter.

He worked for 23 years in the oil fields.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Lesa Goodrich Carpenter; three daughters, Felisha Carpenter, Tonya Carpenter and Jamie Cooper; one brother, Steve Wood; and grandparents, Mally and Ica Carpenter.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Wood.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

 

BERNARD JARVIS

Bernard L. Jarvis, 77, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Roane General Hospital. 

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Cecil and Nell Arnold Jarvis.

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

Surviving are one daughter, Kathy Schlit of Arizona; two sons, Bernard Jarvis, Jr., of Arizona and Jeffrey Jarvis of Chloe; one step-son, Dale Brown of California; grandchildren, Michael Jarvis of Chloe and Justen Gregory of New Martinsville and several others; seven sisters, Betty Smith and Jean Holmes, both of Mesa, Ariz., Hope Schoolcraft of Orma, Helen Wayne of Elizabeth, Alice Conley of Cayce, S.C., Connie Rucker of Cottageville and Donnie King of Ripley; and one brother, Don Jarvis of Arizona. 

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Nelma Stump, Bernice Cornn and baby Katherine.   

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. 

 

LEWIS DALE ‘Louie’ JOHNSON

Lewis Dale “Louie” Johnson, 60, of Grantsville, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at his home. 

He was the son of the late Okey Dale and Irene E. Cooper Johnson.

He was a member of the West Virginia Labor Union and a Methodist. 

Surviving are two brothers, Donald W. Johnson and Mark P. Johnson, both of Grantsville; one sister, Phyllis J. Malona of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles E. Johnson, and one niece, Amanda Lea Johnson.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jerry N. Malona officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ROLLEY JOHNSON WILSON

Rolley Johnson Wilson, 83, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at The Heritage, Bridgeport.

He was born at Apple Farm, the son of the late George Spence and Bessie Stump Wilson.

He grew up on a farm and attended Lower Rush Run and Russett grade schools. He was a 1947 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving 1949-1953. He retired from DuPont, Washington Works, after 29-1/2 years as a mechanic. He worked 7-1/2 years for Nashua Photo. He was Baptist and member of the Good Samaritan Club.

Surviving are one son, Robert Douglas Wilson of Clarksburg; one granddaughter; one sister, Osa Merle Fowler of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Genevra Taylor Wilson, whom he married in December 1950; four brothers, Hugh George Wilson, Donnie Forest Waldeck, Luke Spence Wilson and Henry Calvin Wilson; and five sisters, Treacy Jane Stump, Reacy Anne Wilson, Bessie Margarete Ledsome, Eda Bertha Stalnaker and Mary Serepta Starkey.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, with full military rites provided by American Legion Post 15.

 

RONZEL RAY NICHOLAS

Ronzel Ray Nicholas, 89, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Florida.

He grew up on Bear Run Road near Orma and spent his years working on sawmills, farming and raising cattle.

Surviving are one daughter, Helen Lenet Parsons of Edgewater, Fla.; one son, Denver “Dink” McCumbers of Orrville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Lisa Summers of Heathrow, Fla., Vicki Major of Palm Coast, Fla., Charles “Chuck” Deeter of Orville, and Kimberly McCumbers and Keith McCumbers, both of Spencer; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary Jane “Marie” Nicholas; his mother, Dora Mae; one brother, Doye; and two sisters, Alma and Annalee.

A memorial service will be held later.

 

SCOTT FLUHARTY

R. Scott Fluharty, 96, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

 He was born in Nobe, the son of the late A.T. and Mollie Ferrell Fluharty.

He graduated from Parkersburg High School, where he was a member of the football team. He was a Little League coach and retired from DuPont. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Shriners and Masons.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Fluharty of Parkersburg and Michael Fluharty of Silver Springs, Md.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Hill Fluharty; two brothers, Denver Fluharty and Roy Fluharty; and two sisters, Pearl Pollard and an infant.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Richard McClure officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

 

PAULINE LAWSON

Pauline M. Lawson, 70, of Spencer, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at home.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Milford and Pauline Miller.

She formerly worked at Spencer State Hospital and Roane County Committee on Aging and attended Gandee Chapel Church.

Surviving are three sons, Virgil “Jiggs” Lawson, Jr., of Ripley and David Lawson and Randy Lawson, both of Spencer; one daughter, Emmee Lawson of Spencer; four sisters, Phyllis Milhoan of Reedy, Melinda Jones of Cross Lanes, Myrtle Sue McKown of Spencer and Debrah Marks of Millstone; one half-sister, Ruth Starcher of Calhoun County; six brothers, Phil Miller, Bob Miller, Bill Miller, Larry Miller and Tom Miller, all of Spencer, and Curtis Miller of Reedy; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Lawson; five sisters, Madeline Fouty, Shirley Ann Starcher, Mildred Ash, Jennifer Miller and Janice Miller; and two brothers, Jack Miller and Milford Miller, Jr.

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

 

KENNA JUNIOR BOGGS

Kenna Junior Boggs 76, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.

He was born in Tariff, the son of the late Kenna Sr. and Gertie Conley Boggs.

He was a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church and was a retired bus driver from Calhoun County Board of Education.

Surviving are his wife, Colleen Boggs of Chloe; two sons, Danny Boggs of Parkersburg and Steve Boggs of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Joyce Williams of Big Bend and Jo Lynn Wilson of Grantsville; two step-sons, Mike McKown of Millstone and Daniel McKown of Arnoldsburg; two step-daughters, Tracy Parsons of Rosedale and Melissa Falls of Millstone; two sisters, Lina Faye Simmons of Summerfield, Ohio, and Georgia Bateman of Orrville, Ohio; one brother, Jack Boggs of Spencer; nine grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Lou Bailey Boggs; five brothers, Charles Boggs, Cal Boggs, Ronzel Boggs, Robert Boggs and Noble Boggs; and four sisters, Arlene Tanner, Charlotte Boggs, Retta Jarvis and Rondale Fields.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Cleston Garrett and Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

 

JEFFREY LEE TANNER

Jeffrey Lee Tanner, 55, of Medina, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Akron General Medical Center, as a result of an accidental fall.

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

He had made his home in the Medina and Orrville areas.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Amber Olp of Orrville, Ohio; two step-grandsons; nine brothers and sisters, Richard Tanner, Alton “Doc” Tanner, William “Billy” Tanner, Zelma Long, Donnie Moore and Hope Nelson, all of West Virginia, Gregory Tanner of Creston, Ohio, Martha Copley of Medina with whom he made his home, and Patricia Sue Armstead of Rittman, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Greathouse and Helen McCune, and five brothers, Dwight Tanner, Shirley “Buck” Tanner and three infants Johnny, Glenn and Andy.

Services were scheduled at Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

 

BILLIE ELDER

Billie J. Elder, 79, of Middleburg, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

He was born in Big Bend and was retired from the U.S. Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Dottie; two daughters Sandra Hill and Joyce Payne; two sons, Billie Elder, Jr., and Keith Elder; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers. 

Services were held at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, Orange Park, Fla.  

 

PEARL JANE PREDMORE

Pearl Jane Predmore, 69, of Chloe, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

She was born in Greenville, N.Y., the daughter of the late George and Margret Weaver Poyer. She was a homemaker and had worked as a nurse.

Surviving are one daughter, Pamela McCaulley of Ravens-wood; one son, Ronald L. Predmore, Jr., of Chloe; companion, Steven R. Nelsen of Chloe; one sister, Rose Decker of Florida; one brother, George Poyer, Jr., of Rockhill, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Crystal Hicks, Rhonda Predmore, Jennifer Predmore, Eddie Mackerley, Jr., Sean Mackerley, Adam Hames and Alex Hames; and three great-grandchildren, Destinijane Hicks, Tara Hicks and Brandon Mackerley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald L. Predmore, Sr.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

REITA YEAGER HAMLET

Reita K. Yeager Hamlet, 60, of Gainesboro, Tenn., died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Clay Yeager and Eula Bush Yeager.

She was a factory worker in the garment industry and a member of Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Johnny Wayne Hamlet; five brothers, Clay Yeager, Jr., of Five Forks, Jim Yeager of Big Springs, Carson Yeager of West Virginia, Doug Yeager of Illinois and Larry Yeager of Ohio; two sisters, Addie Trisdale of Gainesboro and Phyllis Kerby of Mt. Zion; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Deuley, and one brother, Kenny Yeager.

Services were held at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, Gainesboro, with Bro. Sam Mainord and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Burial was in Pharris Cemetery, McCoinsville, Tenn.

 

KATHERYN SAMPSON BAKER

Katheryn M. Sampson Baker, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

She was born at Altizer, the daughter of the late Ferrell and Josie Kerby Sampson.

She was an LPN at Calhoun General Hospital before becoming a physician assistant for Dr. Juanito Aya-ay. She attended Victory Baptist Church and Brooksville Baptist Church, where she was a member.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Raymond Baker; one daughter, Donna Steigleder and husband Shane of Munday; one granddaughter, Sophia; three sisters, Ettalean Kerby, Jean Plant and Rose Husk, all of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Roxy Chapman of Kentucky and Bernice Sampson and Ulinee Falb, both of Calhoun County; and two brothers, George Sampson and Leon Sampson, both of Calhoun County.

Arrangements beyond cremation will be made at a later date.

 

OPAL SUMMERS

Opal Summers, 90, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Saul and Viola McCune.

She was the oldest of 14 children and attended school in Calhoun County. She worked for Firestone in Akron, Ohio, during World War II and lived in Barberton and Canal Fulton for 60 years.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Oswald Summers, whom she married on July 17, 1952; three sisters, Edna Conley, Faye Richards and Daisy Shifflet, all of West Virginia; and three brothers, Cecil McCune and Burl McCune, both of West Virginia, and Darrel McCune of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Pearl Cottrell, Hazel Miller, Ocie McCune, Mae Davisson, Ruth Summers and Marie Minney, and one brother, Donald McCune.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Underwood officiating. Burial will be in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

CLARA MAE BENNETT

Clara Mae Bennett, 73, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 18, at Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg.

No other information was submitted.

She was buried in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

 

ROSA NELL LEMLEY

Rosa Nell Lemley, 82, of Waverly, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Carehaven, Pleasants County.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Samuel and Rosa Nell States Bailey.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Marys Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are four sons, Samuel Lemley, Harold Lemley, Andy Lemley and Joe Lemley, all of Waverly; one daughter, Pricilla Bailey of Marietta, Ohio; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one brother, William “Bill” Bailey of Stockport, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Clark Lemley, on Jan. 9, 1992; four sisters; three brothers; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery, Parkersburg.

 

ROBERT THOMAS ‘Robbie’ COTTRILL

Robert Thomas “Robbie” Cottrill, 29, of Dusk Camp Run Road, Sand Fork, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of Rita Cottrill Brown of Dusk Camp and Donald J. Brown of Buckhannon.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandparents, Haymond and Linda White Cottrill of Stouts Mills; God-sister, Michelle Richards of Dallas, Tex.; two step-sisters, Marissa Brown and Taylor Brown, both of Buckhannon; and one step-brother, Tyler Brown of Buckhannon.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Vera McCumbers Cottrill.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial was in Cottrill Cemetery, Sliding Run Road, Stouts Mills.

 

DALE KEITH METZ

Dale Keith Metz, 72, of Pleasant Hill, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at CAMC, Charleston.

He was the son of the late Chester Metz and Odie Cogar Metz Trippett of Calhoun County.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Virginia Metz; one son, Dewayne Keith Metz of Florida; two daughters, Evangeline Metz and Tijwana Huff, both of Calhoun County; one sister, Betty Emerick of Parkersburg; one brother, Charles Metz of Elizabeth; and three grandsons, Dustin Metz of Parkersburg and Brian Metz and Brandon Metz, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Memorial services, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, were held at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

 

CHARLES EDWARD BOOHER

Charles Edward Booher, 98, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. 

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Leonard and Ora Allen Booher.

Surviving is a special cousin, Tom Booher of Charleston. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore Booher; one brother, Floyd F. Booher; and two infant siblings.

Services were scheduled Wednesday,2p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

DANNY RAY WALKER

Danny Ray Walker, 50, of Munday, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at his home.

He was the son of Irvin and Kathryn Walker and was a 1980 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

He worked in the oil fields for the family-owned business, Walker Well Service, operating a hot oil truck.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 17 years, Barbara Jo; his paternal grandmother, Olga Ferrell of Big Bend; one brother, Mark Walker of Big Bend; two nieces, Sara Doak of Pennsboro and Katie Jo Walker of Welch; four nephews, Jake Walker of Big Bend, Ryan Dotson of Slate, and Alan Dotson and Patrick Brick, both of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, David, in 1975; maternal grandparents, Oren and Maxine Parks; paternal grand-father, Carl Walker; and step-grandfather, Russell Ferrell.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Big Bend, with Mark Ledbetter officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Big Bend Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

 

DANA STURM

Dana F. Sturm, 65, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Morgantown.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late Fred and Mildred Moales Sturm, Jr.

He was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He owned his own business, which reflected his Mountaineer loyalty, Old Gold & Blue Enterprise.

Surviving are two sons, Sgt. Craig Sturm of Ft. Leonardwood, Mo., and Eric Sturm of Marshville, N.C.; one sister, Rhonda Price of Spencer; five grandchildren; one niece; and several cousins.

Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with services at 7 p.m. and Rev. Jeff Moales officiating.

 

REBECCA JANE SUMMERS BURCH

Rebecca Jane Summers Burch, 77, of Millstone, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at home.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Obyra Rhodes and Cleo Summers.

She retired from BF Goodrich with over 20 years of service and attended Sycamore Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Burch; one son, Cleo Burch of Millstone; one daughter, Cathy Nolin of New Brockton, Ala.; one brother, Bill Summers of Normantown; four grandchildren Jamie Burch and Holly Miller, both of Millstone, and Cameron and Caitlyn Nolin of New Brockton; three great-grandchildren, Eliza and Evan Miller and Keaton Burch; and special family, Jeremy and Jessica Hardway and sons Landon and Braydon.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard.

Private graveside service was held at Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

 

MARIE VIRGINIA ASH CRIST

Marie Virginia Ash Crist, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Carolina House, Morehead City, N.C.

She was born in Leatherbark, the daughter of the late Harley L. Ash and Eva R. Hall Ash.

She was a 1946 graduate of Calhoun County High School and retired from Ohio Bell, Akron, Ohio.

Surviving are one brother, Leon E. Ash of Ocala, Fla.; three sisters, Carol R. Wolfe of Swansboro, N.C., T. Jean Marrs of Raleigh, N.C., and Linda L. Webb of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Kenneth R. Crist; an infant son, Kevin L. Crist; an infant sister, Madeline; and an infant brother, Ray.

Services were held at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Harold R. Duncan officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

 

EULA HALL

Eula E. Hall, 97, of Spencer, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late William H. and Grace Price Wallbrown.

She formerly worked at Kellwood Co., Spencer State Hospital and Guthrie Center, Charleston. She was a longtime member of Slate United Methodist Church and a member of Roane General Hospital Auxiliary and Rebekah Lodge 132.

She was preceded in death by her husband, F.C. “Dutch” Hall; two sons, Robert Hall and an infant, Eugene; one sister, Irene; and four brothers, William Dale, Bernard, Carl and an infant, Harley.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., at Taylor- Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited officiating, and burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the funeral home.

 

EMMONS BLISS SMITH

Emmons Bliss Smith, 82, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Spurgeon Smith and Enid Cooper Smith.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953, with overseas duty in Japan. He had an AB degree from Glenville State College and a masters degree from West Virginia State University. He was a school principal and teacher for 37 years. He was an cattle farmer and timber buyer and was baptized by Kenneth Cruikshank.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Genevieve Smith; one son, Randal Smith of Millstone; one daughter, Shelley Lynch of Arnoldsburg; four grandchildren, Nicholas and Makayla Smith of Millstone and Trevor and Reagan Lynch of Arnoldsburg; five brothers, Calvin Smith of Michigan, Jack Smith and John Smith, both of Ohio, and Richard Smith and Lowell Smith, both of Missouri; and three sisters, Patricia DeBow of Missouri, Dormal Meeks of Florida and Ruby Thompson of Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

CHESTER LEO JONES

Chester Leo Jones, 82, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

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

He retired from Glenville State College Maintenance Dept. after nearly three decades. He played the mandolin with his brothers and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice M. “Sue” Peggs Kennedy Richards Jones; three sons, Ed Jones of Philippi, Roger Jones of Vinton, Ohio, and Errol Kennedy of Grantsville; three daughters, Pam White of Clarksburg, Shannon Williams of Davisville and Shelby McDonald of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Freda Mae Twoey of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Willard, Benny, Harley, Troy, Clifford, Everett and Franklin, and four sisters, Hetty Hester Jones, Ruth Elder, Virgie Groggs Southwell and Mildred Gray Howell.

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

 

ROBERT MARVAN ‘Bob’ LEWIS

Robert Marvan “Bob” Lewis, 70, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Lakin Hospital, West Columbia.

He was born in Weston, the son of the late Marvan and Mildred Britton Lewis.

He was a 1959 graduate of Calhoun County High School, U.S. Air Force veteran and member of American Legion and Ironworkers Local #787. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Marvan Lewis of Denver, Colo., and Jonathan Robert Lewis of Red Oaks, Tex.; one daughter, Debra Pinkerton of St. Paul Park, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Heiney of Grantsville; one brother, Tom Lewis of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Jimmy Taylor officiating. Burial was in Troy IOOF Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

 

VIRGINIA ‘Ginny’ BOREMAN

L. Virginia “Ginny” Boreman, 88, of Wooster, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Horn Nursing Center.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late C. Romeo and Edna Williams Bower, where she was raised on the family farm.

She was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School. During World War II, she moved to Akron, Ohio, where she worked for Goodyear as a “Rosie the Riveter,” helping to build airplanes for the war effort. She later worked at Gano’s Restaurant, which later became Grayson’s, where she was known as “that feisty redheaded waitress.”

Surviving are two daughters, Marcia Boreman and Lori Battig, both of Wooster; one son, Jeffrey Boreman of Wooster; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Richard E. Boreman, on Sept. 22, 1946; one daughter, Joyce Ann; five brothers, Harland, Hayward, Oral, Woodrow and Eugene; and one sister, Edith.

Services were held at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster. Burial was in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

 

OKEY MILLER

Okey Miller, 89, of Newton, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Carey and Sarah Hall Miller.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired in 1976 from Union Carbide Corp., Alloy. He was a member of Newton Baptist Church since 1961.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn O’Neal of Oak Harbor, Ohio, and Sandra Tallman of Newton; one sister, Maysel Rhodes of Doylestown, Ohio; and several grandchildren and great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, June Brannon Miller, a native of Oka, in 2007; one son, Jerry Miller; four brothers, Gaylord Miller, Albert Miller, Raymond Miller and Clay Miller; and four sisters, Emogene, Locie, Mabel and Prudie.

Service were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Basil Wayne Smith officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Clover Cemetery.

 

FRANCES McKOWN GREATHOUSE

Frances D. McKown Greathouse, 65, of Millstone, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lee J. and Marie Wallbrown McKown.

She was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Surviving are one son, William L. Greathouse of Ravenna, Ohio; one grandson, Christopher W. Greathouse of Newton Falls, Ohio; six sisters, Patty Dickey of Nicut, Joyce Newell and Sandra Butler, both of Orma, Sherry Dalo of Canton, Ohio, Judy Schartiger of Shock and Donna Butler of Arnoldsburg; and five brothers, Eddie McKown of Sandridge, and James McKown, Johnny McKown, Jerry McKown and Mike McKown, all of Arnoldsburg. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley William Greathouse, and two brothers, Eugene McKown and Danny McKown.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Beech Methodist Church, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Family and friends are welcome.

 

CHARLES WOODFORD

Charles C. Woodford, 84, of Glenville, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Tanner, the son of the late Jesse and Alice Woodford.

He joined the Army after completing high school and served in Japan with the occupational forces at the end of World War II. After retiring from Ford Motor Forging plant, Canton, Ohio, with 36-1/2 years of service, he moved back to West Virginia. He was a life member of VFW and Knights of Pythias, member of American Legion, Odd Fellows, Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan, Cedar Creek Satellite Club and Tanner Satellite Club, and was active at Gilmer County Senior Center. He attended Stewart’s Creek Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ina Kirkpatrick Woodford, whom he married on Dec. 25, 1987; sons, Bob Greenlief, Terry Barr, Scott, Todd and Marc; daughters, Mona McCaulley, Debbie Nice, Alice Crawford and Cathy; one brother, Robert; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles, and two brothers, Claude and Boyd.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor William Hunt officiating. Burial was in Woodford Cemetery.

 

ANGELA CAROL SCOTT

Angela Carol Scott, 47, of Chloe, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of David and the late Lottie Groggs Clouser.

She was a certified nursing assistant at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Danny; one son, Edward Scott of Chloe; one daughter, Tabitha Scott of Chloe; four grandchildren, Katelyn, Austin and Shyann Jarvis and Kylie Whitley; and two sisters, Barb Thompson of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Patty Moore of Chloe.

Graveside service was scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating.

 

ROY LEE GODFREY

Roy Lee Godfrey, 71, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Ernest and Nellie Kerby Godfrey. He was a retired auto mechanic.

Surviving are his companion of 35 years, Alice Falls; one brother, Pete Godfrey of Grantsville; and one sister, Wilma Jean Godfrey of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald Godfrey, Junior Godfrey and Bobby Godfrey.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Johnny Miller officiating.

 

MARY LOUISE DAUGHERTY

Mary Louise Daugherty, 102, of Chelsea, Mich., died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

She was born in Chardon, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ray and Grace Truman.

She taught music and was a 1931 graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.

Surviving are her daughter, Jeanne Jacobs and companion Bill Bailey of Grantsville; four granddaughters, Jennifer Hartz and Mary Kute, both of Grantsville, Amy Nicholas of Mt. Zion and Tara Metz of Arnoldsburg; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Daugherty; one son, Jack Daugherty; and two sisters, Elizabeth Wright and Betty Jean Hanna.

Private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Heartwood in the Hills, 229 Heartwood Lane, Big Bend, WV 26136.

 

RUTH ANN BECKETT RHODES

Ruth Ann Beckett Rhodes, 58, of Spencer, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Cedar Ridge Center, Sissonville.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Elbert Beckett and Lizzy Nutter Beckett.

She was a Baptist.

Surviving are two sons, Floyd Jack Keener and Okey Lee Colegrove, both of Parkersburg; step-mother, Janice Beckett of Spencer; four brothers, Danny Beckett of Orma, Gilbert Beckett of Spencer, Elbert Beckett, Jr., of Wellston, Ohio, and Okey E. Colegrove of Wallback; nine sisters, Margaret Rush of Arnoldsburg, Evelyn Beckett of Orma, Barbara Taylor of Mt. Airy, N.C., Elsie Bailey and Linda Green, both of Spencer, Lucy Truman of Maysel, Mary Jenkins of Lewisburg, Ivy O’Neal of Chloe and Janet Snyder of California; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Rhodes; one brother, Virgil Beckett; and one sister, Kay Nicholas.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Roy Huffman officiating. Burial was in Moore Cemetery, Wallback.

 

VIRGIL RICHARDS

Virgil Richards, 79, of Washington, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George and Velva Webb Richards.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Storks Bakery after 36 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian Mae Crislip Richards; one daughter, Kathy Montgomery of Washington; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two brothers, Joe Richards of North Eaton, Ohio, and George Richards of Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Richards, and one sister, Maxine Russell.

At his request, there was no service.

 

FRANKLIN GROGG

Franklin C. Grogg, 79, of St. Albans, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at his home.

He was born at Widen, Clay County, the son of the late Ora and Gertrude Lamb Grogg.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from General Motors Corp. He attended Faith Missionary Baptist Church, St. Albans.

Surviving are his wife, Rhoda Grogg; three daughters, Debra K. Bailey of Tucson, Ariz., Carol Lynn Shoaf of Winfield and Sandra Jean Grogg of Sanborn, Iowa; one son, Franklin Creed Grogg, Jr., of St. Albans; four brothers, Gary Dean Grogg of Medina, Ohio, Teddy O’Neil Grogg of Stow, Ohio, and William Roy Grogg and Ora Michael Grogg, both of Buckhannon; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Bola Grogg, two brothers, Robert Lee Grogg and Paul Richard Grogg; and three sisters, Carolyn Jane Grogg, Mary Sue Mullens and Lottie Delorse Clouser.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Lamb Cemetery, Chloe, with military graveside rites.

 

RICHARD (Rick) McCARTNEY

Richard H. (Rick) McCartney, 65, of Pine Creek, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at his home.

He was born at Pine Creek, the son of Hester Boggs McCartney and the late Rood P. McCartney.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a retired surveyor for Trumbull Corp. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, and Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Connie Marks McCartney; one son, Robert “Scott” McCartney of Parkersburg; two granddaughters, Danielle Rose and Rebecca Cheyenne McCartney, both of Parkersburg; one brother, Robert McCartney of Arnoldsburg; several nieces and nephews; and special family friend, Steve Reynolds.

He donated his body to the WVU Gift Registry for scientific research.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of his life at a memorial service on Saturday, noon, at Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville. 

 

RUDOLPH STRAUB

Rudolph Straub, 78, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Blenheim, N.J., the son of the late Wendelin and Anna Straub.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Philadelphia Naval Shipyard with 37 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, JoAnn Marie Straub; three daughters, Stephanie E. Leek, Sandra E. McGarvey and Tamara L. Collazo; one son, R. Michael Straub; one sister, Anna Marie Loppiccolo; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Fredrick Straub.

Private final arrangements and cremation were provided by Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

 

NILE DEWEY ENDICOTT

Nile Dewey Endicott, 67, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Wayne County, the son of the late Nile B. Endicott and Sarah Jarrell Endicott.

He was a retired foundry molder in Ashland, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Delma Carpenter Endicott; one daughter, Sheila Brown of Arnoldsburg; one granddaughter, Gabriella Brown of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Alice Watts of Mans-field, Ohio; and one brother, Dwight Endicott of Columbus, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Endicott, James Paul Endicott and an infant; three sisters, Edna Crider and twin infants; and one granddaughter, Cecile Brown.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Charles Brady and Pastor Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial will be in Carpenter-Atkinson Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

KAREN LYNN QUEEN

Karen Lynn Queen, 60, of Mineral Wells, formerly of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, following an accident.

She was born in Arlington, Va., the daughter of Bill and Elinor Haufe.

She was an R.N. at Camden Clark Medical Center for 20 years and member of National Nurses Association.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Johnny Queen; one son, Matthew Queen of Parkersburg; three daughters, Megan Queen of Mineral Wells, Kimberly Queen of Largo, Fla., and Haley Queen of Parkersburg; one brother, Christopher Haufe of Stow, Ohio; one sister, Gayle Gallupe of Richfield, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Hayden Queen, Bryson Queen and Brooklyn Queen.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother.

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

 

MABEL JEAN CAMPBELL

Mabel Jean Campbell, 87, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Bear Fork, the daughter of the late Wesley Clayton and Pricie Starcher Metz.

Surviving are six daughters, Nancy Hardman, Irene “Betty” Harvey, Deloris Ramos, Martha Campbell, Helen Whitt and Edith Burchett; four sons, Bruce Campbell, Perry Campbell, Clyde Campbell and Albert Campbell; two sisters, Betty Sidwell and Bessie Basnett; one brother, Raymond Metz; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral Campbell; one son, Russell Campbell; one sister, Roxie Cottrill; and two brothers, Robert Metz and Clyde Metz.

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

 

HAROLD COTTRELL

Harold B. Cottrell, 88, of Spencer, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Benjamin and Rosa Sharp Cottrell.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Elgin Watch Co., New York.

Surviving are one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Rose; seven sisters, Donna, Vera, Eva, Pauline, Hallie, Esta and Audrey; and one brother, Walter.

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

 

BERNARD LEE GODFREY

Bernard Lee Godfrey, Sr., 77, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Ohio Valley Health Care.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Clarence and Sylvia Godfrey.

He was a welder and a member of Pipefitters Union.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard Lee Godfrey, Jr., and Robert Lee Godfrey; one daughter, Elizabeth Carlene Godfrey; one brother, Larry Godfrey; two sisters, Vanzie McGlothin and Veta Creps; two step-sons, Dennis Cline and Ronnie Cline; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Inga Godfrey; one daughter, Tina Darlene Godfrey; and son, Daniel Lee Godfrey.

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

 

ARTIE JEWEL COGAR

Artie Jewel Cogar, 84, of Bolair, Webster County, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Webster County Memorial Hospital, Webster Springs.

She was born at Upper Big Run, Nicut, the daughter of the late Gruder and Ella Gay Bailey Rogers of St. George.

She attended Upper Big Run Grade School and formerly worked at Merideth Store, Baltimore, Md., and Ball Park Restaurant, Street, Md. She was a Protestant and former member of Beaver Run Advent Christian Church, Bolair.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Leonard Allen Cogar, whom she married on Mar. 25, 1950; two daughters, Marjorie Ann Cogar of Bolair and Kathryn June Cogar Isner of Andrew; one brother, Captain Ford Rogers of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Doris Emogene Rogers Myers of St. George; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Forest Rogers, and two sisters: Orva Gay Rogers McCumbers and Tina Garnett Rogers Myers.

Services were held at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, with Pastor James Martin “Marty” Cowger officiating. Burial was in Beaver Run Cemetery, Bolair, with singing by Pastor Ronald Larry Cochran.

 

KATHERINE ANN WINE

Katherine Ann Wine, 59, of Newton, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division. 

She was born in Easton, Pa., the daughter of the late William J. and Lillian A. Demel Moll, Sr.

She was a 1970 graduate of Wilson Borough High School, Easton, and worked for over 20 years at Keystone Foods, Inc., Easton, as a machine operator and packer.

Surviving are her husband of 39 years, David L. Wine; one son, Timothy A. Wine of Newton; one daughter, Crystal D. Jarvis of Chloe; one granddaughter, Natasha M. Jarvis of Chloe; one sister, Karen Caravetta of South Borough, Mass.; one brother, William J. Moll, Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a niece and nephew.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Karl and Katherine Demel, and paternal grandparents, Edwin and Anna Moll.

Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

 

JOHN JONES

John W. Jones, 71, of Big Bend, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Vadis, Lewis County, the son of the late Walter and Euleta Jones.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Jones; two sons, Thomas R. Jones of Big Bend and Daniel Jones of Jefferson, Ohio; two step-sons, Vernon Walker of Munday and Michael Walker of Hillsboro; five brothers, Bill Jones of Grantsville, Paul Jones of Davisville, and Daniel Jones, Donzel Jones and Walter Jones, Jr., all of Big Bend; six sisters, Sharon Stull of Massillon, Ohio, Mary Bower of Creston, Judy Westfall and Kathryn Harris, both of Grantsville, Charlotte Robinson of Parkersburg and Debbie Goodwin of Jane Lew; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, John W. Jones, Jr.

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

 

ASHLEY NICOLE PITTS

Ashley Nicole Pitts, 31, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of Ginger Dobson (Pitts) and Richard Pitts.

She was a 1999 graduate of Parkersburg High School, attended High Point University, High Point, N.C., and graduated from Ohio State School of Cosmetology, Columbus, Ohio. She earned her certified nursing assistance degree, became a CNA and was employed by TLC In-Home Caregivers.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her step-mother, Sharon Pitts; one daughter, Sophia, five; one son, Maximillian, four;

She was surrounded by love and support by her late paternal grandparents, Jack and Glena Pitts; maternal grandparents, Arden and Beatrice Dobson; step-grandparents, Al and Audrey Baker; and uncles, aunts and cousins.

Private services were conducted at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

Anyone wishing to give a donation in honor of her memory may contact Calhoun Banks: attention, Neva Bailey, P.O. Box 430, Grantsville, WV 26147, or 354-6106, for her two children, Sophia Beam and Maximillian Beam

 

FRANCES DAWN GREATHOUSE

Frances Dawn Greathouse, 65, of Millstone, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lee J. and Marie Wallbrown McKown.  

Surviving are one son, William L. Greathouse of Ravenna, Ohio; one grandson, Christopher W. Greathouse of Newton Falls, Ohio; six sisters, Patty Dickey of Nicut, Joyce Newell and Sandra Butler, both of Orma, Sherry Dalo of Canton, Ohio, Judy Schartiger of Shock and Donna Butler of Arnoldsburg; and five brothers, Eddie McKown of Sandridge, and James McKown, Johnny McKown, Jerry McKown and Mike McKown, all of Arnoldsburg.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley William Greathouse, and two brothers, Eugene McKown and Danny McKown.

A private family service was held.  


PATRICIA LINN TONCRAY

Patricia Linn Toncray, 56, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.

She was born at Grantsville, the daughter of the late Lina Kersey Blosser.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Toncray and Robert Toncray; three daughters, Carla Wells, Crystal Buskirk and Vera Boyles; two brothers; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Okey H. Blosser.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Randy Cox officiating.


MILDRED GAIL YOAK

Mildred Gail Yoak, 86, of Millstone, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Island Run, Roane County, the daughter of the late Mollie Brannon Parsons and Beverly Bays.

She retired from B.F. Goodrich, formerly Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, in July, 1988. She was a member of Island Run Baptist Church and attended Mt. Zion Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Lancaster and husband David of Summersville; one son, Alan Yoak and wife Paula of Vienna; four grandchildren, David Lancaster of Annamoriah, Chad Lancaster of Williamstown, Shannon Evans of Smyrna, Tenn., and Todd Yoak of Richmond, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Brooke Lancaster and Sydney and Wesley Evans; two brothers, John Parsons of Clover and Nelson Parsons of Lavernia, Tex.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vere Yoak; second husband, Harold Bowen; infant son, Steven; one sister, Elsie Rhodes; step-father, Gomer Parsons; one step-brother, Garland Parsons; and special aunt, Louie Miller, who raised her.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial was in Albert’s Chapel Methodist Church, Sandridge.


EVERETT PARSONS

Everett Parsons, 92, of Abbyshire Place, Ohio, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Henry and Lucille Tucker Parsons. He worked for Curry Lumber.

Surviving are six daughters, Virginia Wright of Shock, Kathleen Green of Akron, Ohio, Wanda Parsons of Petroleum, Katherine Morris of Normantown, and Shelia Halstead and April Halstead, both of Palestine; two sons, Harley Parsons of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Kenneth Parsons of Petroleum; 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lura Parsons; one infant son; Harold Dean Parsons; one daughter, Madgeline Bolen; one granddaughter; Stephanie Bolen; one great- grandchild, Bradley; and 13 siblings, Okey, Ella, Perry, Joseph, Seldon, Ocie, John, Vadie, Manford, Bertie, Emily, Tennessee and Josephine.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Halstead and Roy Halstead officiating. Burial was in Lambert-Parsons Cemetery, Crummies Creek.


ERIC MICHAEL WORKMAN

Eric Michael Workman, 26, of Ivydale, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Charleston of injuries suffered in an incident in Wallback on Aug. 28.

He was born in Charleston, the son of George and Connie Workman of Ivydale.

He was a graduate of Clay County High School and West Virginia State University. He enlisted in the West Virginia State Police on Jan. 10, 2011, and was assigned to the Grantsville Detachment upon graduating from the State Police Aca-demy and had been recently transferred to the Clay Detachment. He was an organ donor.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Rebecca King of Wallback, and maternal grandmother, Hallie Woods of Ivydale.

Memorial service was scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Charleston Civic Center, with burial in Workman Family Cemetery, Ivydale.

 

 HOWARD FUNK

Howard B. Funk, 94, of Castlewood, Va., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at the home of his daughter.

He was born at Richardson, the son of the late Fredrick David and Ona Mae Sommerville Funk.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired owner and operator of a local service station, a licensed real estate agent and owner-operator of a second hand furniture and antiques store.

Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Funk; one daughter, Karen Bradley of Castlewood; one son, Edward Brinton Funk of Spencer; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Goldie, Glada, Myrtle and Justine, and one brother, Fred, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. David Carpenter officiating, and burial, with military rites, in Jackson Cemetery, Looneyville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

HAROLD JUNIOR McCUMBERS

Harold Junior McCumbers, 80, of Spencer, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Roane General Hospital. 

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ida Myrtle and Henry Franklin McCumbers.

Surviving are one brother, Lester McCumbers of Nicut, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, June Hall, Orpha Yeager, Lilly Meadows and Bertha May, and three brothers, Everett Drennen, Tommy McCumbers and Lummy McCumbers. 

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Randy Whited officiating, and burial in Slate Cemetery, near Spencer. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. 

 

LINDA LOU CRISS

Linda Lou Criss, 61, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Freddie and Helen Kerby.

Surviving are her companion of 17 years, Gerald (Pug) Smith; one son, Kevin Reed of Grantsville; one daughter, Chrystal Turner of Statesville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Ashley Richards, Brandon Reed, Brian Turner, Jr., and Abby Turner; one brother, Freddie V. Kerby of Grantsville; three sisters, Sue Stallman of Dorset, Ohio, Annabelle Jones of Big Bend and Diana Miller of Creston; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one son, David L. Reed, Jr.; one daughter, Melinda Reed; one great-grandson, Reece Richards; and one brother, Leon Kerby.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker. Visitation will be Friday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

 

FREDA GOODNIGHT

Freda M. Goodnight, 66, of Big Bend, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Elkins Davis and Rosa Lea Richards Davis.

Surviving are two sons, Jason Goodnight and Jeff Davis; one sister, Delores Frederick; one brother, Ronnie Davis; two grand-children, Makayla and Jeffrey Davis; four step-children, Donna Rose, Dee Dee, Kenny and Ronnie Goodnight; eight step-grandchildren; and a cousin, Eric Echard, who lived with and helped care for her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronzel Goodnight, and one infant sister, Wanda Lou.

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

 

DWAIN SIERS

Dwain Siers, 74, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Harrisville, the son of the late Ermine and Mildred White Siers.

He was raised in Calhoun County and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a retired foreman and equipment operator for Alcoa, Cleveland.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Diana; one son, Gary Siers; one daughter, Marcy Frank; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Kenneth Siers of Grantsville, Eugene Siers of Wilmington, N.C., Denny Siers of Maumee, Ohio, and Gail Siers of Elizabeth; and seven sisters, Jean Ann Wilson of Fayetteville, Juanita Shaffer of Walton, Sharon Radabaugh of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Shirley Allen of Minerva, Ohio, Becki Whitlock of Powellton, and Linda Peck and Barbara Siers, both of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, June Siers, and two brothers, Edsel Siers and Bill Siers.

Services were held at Bodnar-Mahoney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cleveland. Burial was in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio, with full military honors.

 

GENEVIEVE STUMP

Genevieve Stump, 88, of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday, July 26, 2012.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Burla and Elizabeth Wayne Roberts.

She worked as a surgical secretary for Akron City Hospital for 25 years.

Surviving are three sons, Charles, Randall and David; two daughters, Jeannie Bochette and Shirley Ann Stump; three grandchildren, Kimberly Wheeler, Craig Stump and Jason Stump; two great-grandchildren, Amber and Kyle Wheeler; two brothers, Deo Roberts and Holly Roberts; two sisters, Jewel Vanke and Lela Carpenter; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Stump; one granddaughter, Jennifer Elizabeth Bochette; and three brothers, George, Guy and Harley Roberts.

Services were held at The Chapel in University Park, Memorial Chapel, Akron, with Rev. Steve Busy officiating. Private burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

 

LEAH JEAN LOCKNEY DAVIS

Leah Jean Lockney Davis, 83, of Sand Ridge, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was born in Bear Fork, the daughter of the late John R. and Eula Schoolcraft Lockney.

She attended a one-room school at Bear Fork and Calhoun County High School. She retired from Spencer State Hospital with 28 years of service.

Surviving are three daughters, Bambi Davis of Pine Creek, Kandi Pingley of Sand Ridge and Tammy Jett of Orma; one son, Bill Davis of Sand Ridge; four grandchildren, Jacob, Kaitlyn and Jaron Jett of Orma and Anne Pingley of Sand Ridge; one niece, Ruth Ann Thompson of Parkersburg; and four nephews, Rev. John Powell and Joe Powell, both of Wadsworth, Ohio, Ralph Powell of Spencer and Dennis Stump of Sand Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Davis; two sisters, Goldie Powell and Wilda Stump; one brother, Robert Lockney; an infant daughter, Jolene; one niece, Margaret Powell Tyson; and one nephew, Jerry Powell.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Powell officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

WILLIAM DALE WALLBROWN

William Dale Wallbrown, 90, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Parkersburg Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Will and Grace Price Wallbrown.

He was a World War II veteran and retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He formerly worked at Roane Roofing, Monongahela Power and Jones Oil & Gas, and attended Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Carol Jarvis of Parkersburg; one grandson, Jay Jarvis of Hickory, N.C., two great-grandchildren, Anderson and Amelia Jarvis of Hickory; and three sisters, Hazel Brannon of Arnoldsburg, Eula Hall of Spencer and Pearl King of Ripley.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Elsie, on Feb. 21, 2012; three brothers, Harley, Carl and Bernard; and one sister, Irene.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ROSALEE ‘Rose’ MURPHY THOMPSON

Rosalee “Rose” Murphy Thompson, 61, of Gilbertown, Ala., died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Blondenia Bell Murphy.

Surviving are her husband, Samuel Leo Thompson; two sons, Phillip Bailey and John Thomas Bailey, both of Alaska; three step-sons, Randy Thompson of West Virginia, Jerry Thompson of Orma and Leo Thompson of Wooster, Ohio; one daughter, Paula Starcher of Arnoldsburg; four step-daughters, Donna Hostetler of Shreve, Ohio, and Crystal Thompson, Melody Thompson and Tracy Rhodes, all of West Virginia; one brother, Holly Murphy of Creston; four sisters, Esther Laughlin and Judy Knotts, both of Arnoldsburg, Bessie Hall of Spencer and Mildred Lockhart of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces, including Charmin Marks of Millstone.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Stonewall and Alberta Bell; one brother, Paul L. Murphy; and one sister, Loretta Marks.

Services were held at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbertown, with burial in Womack Hill Cemetery, Womack Hill, Ala.

 

GARY WAYNE SNYDER

Gary Wayne Snyder, 58, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Turkey Creek Medical Center, Knoxville.

He was born in Blue Creek, the son of the late Glenn Austin Snyder and Lillian Frances Richardson Snyder.

He was a 1972 graduate of St. Albans High School and held a bachelor’s degree in biology from Glenville State College and a PhD in botany from Miami University. He was employed as a scientist at Wastren Advantage, Knoxville, and was a former professor at Glenville State College.

Surviving are two daughters, Amanda Mitchell of Wildwood, N.J., and Emily Snyder of Grantsville; twin brother, Jerry Snyder of Bancroft; three sisters, Deborah Emery of Ranier, Minn., and Alicia Marion and Patricia Taylor, both of Charleston; one granddaughter, Kaylee Parsons; one grandson, Cayden Parsons; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

JENNIFER ALDEN ANDERSON

Jennifer Alden Humeston Anderson, 46, of Eden Prairie, Minn., died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.

She was the daughter of Ed Humeston and Edie Yeager.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, J.R.; three daughters, Nicky Thompson, Jessica and Stephanie; one sister, Susan Coyle; and niece and nephew, Ava and Joey.

Services will be held Thursday, 3 p.m., at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Road, Edina, Minn., with celebration to follow in St. Paul, Minn. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 7:30 p.m., at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Road.

STANLEY LEE KNIGHT

Stanley Lee Knight, 67, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

Surviving are his companion, Melodie Bass, and her grandson, Ralph Bird; two sons, Bo Richards and Jerry Knight; two daughters, Neena Sampson and Teresa Knight; nine grandchildren, Anthony Richards, Jonathan Sampson, Chris Sampson, Ashley Cunningham, Mathew Queen, Justin Knight, Killian Kimble, Dagaen Winter and Alex Winter; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Jackie Ray Knight; and one sister, Janice Taylor;

He was preceded in death by one son, Jody Richards; an infant brother, Steve Knight; two sisters, Wilma Robinson and Sharon Robinson; and his former wife, Patty Richards.

Graveside services were held at Nobe Cemetery, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

 

REV. BEVERLY JORDAN

Rev. Beverly J. Jordan, 74, of Beckley, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House.

She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late William A. and Eda Wilson Stalnaker.

She was a college graduate, member of Calvary Assembly of God Church and a retired Pentecostal minister.

Surviving are two sons, William Campbell of Evans and John K. Jordan of Crab Orchard; four daughters, Yonna Hooker of Parkersburg, Charlotte Jordan of Morgantown, Rebecca Sargent of Harrisonburg, Va., and Susan Dewees of Ripley, whom she termed as her “special daughter”; two step-daughters, Gail Rectenwald of Sandyville and Sandra Hamilton of Coolville, Ohio; one brother, Larry Stalnaker of North Carolina; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene K. Jordan; one step-daughter, Sharon Rollins of Leon; one brother, William Stalnaker; and one sister, Barbara Hathaway.

Services were held at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor Jimmy Thornton and Rev. George Mandakunis officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon.

 

BERNADENE YOAK

Bernadene Yoak, 83, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late Everett Lee and Chloe Hopkins and a lifetime member of Millstone Church of Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Stump of Kissimmee, Fla., and Beverly Stump of Parkersburg; three sons, Michael Yoak of Five Forks, Randolph Yoak of White Pine and Douglas Yoak of Nobe; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Diane Barr; and two brothers, Leo Hopkins and Olen Hopkins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Demas E. (Bud) Hopkins; one brother, Don Hopkins; and one sister, Ermagene Richards.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Richard Vanhorn and Pastor Rick Metheney officiating, and burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

EDGAR RAY ROBERTS

Edgar Ray Roberts, 83, of Chloe, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

He was born in Logan County, the son of the late Fernal and Lona Reynolds Roberts.

He was retired from General Motors Corp., Flint, Mich., with 37 years of service. He attend Apostolic Faith Chapel, Spencer.

Surviving are six sons, Donnie R. Roberts, Ronnie L. Roberts, Rodney L. Roberts, David E. Roberts, Daniel M. Roberts and Columbus J. Roberts; three daughters, Marie C. Roberts, Sherrie L. Roberts and Terrie  A. Adams; two brothers, Raymond Roberts and Bill Roberts; one sister, Ruth Lemons; 26 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Jeffrey Jett officiating. Burial will be in Coen Cemetery, Nebo. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

LIZZIE ASHBY MOORE

Lizzie Ashby Moore, 81, formerly of Reedy, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Golden Living Center, Morgantown, where she resided for the last five years.

She was born in Cicerone, the daughter of the late John Floyd and Dellie Ashby.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Moore of Morgantown and Sandra DuBois of Reedsville; three sons, Lennie Ray Moore of Coolville, Ohio, Jerry Moore of Reedy and Bobby Moore of Orma; seven grandchildren, Jason Brabham, Christopher Bunner, Chad Moore, Matthew DuBois, Marissa DuBois, Ashley Weese Haddox and Alanna Kelly; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Alvin Coolidge Moore, and one daughter, Ruthie Moore Weese.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Dr. David Spence officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Reedy.

 

CIERRA INGA HADDOX YOAK BOOTHE

Cierra Inga Haddox Yoak Boothe, 24, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, July 21, 2012.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of Arnold (Frank) Yoak II and Janette I. Yoak.

She was a 2006 graduate of Calhoun County High School and had been attending Washington State Community College in the medical field. She was employed by Pets Supply Plus, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband Mark Boothe; one daughter, Jasmine Boothe of Parkersburg; one sister, Makayla Yoak of Big Bend; grandfather, Arnold Yoak of Nobe; uncles and aunts, Mitchell and Christine Richards of Big Springs and Roger and Beverly Yoak and Bob and Nancy Yoak, all of Nobe; and several cousins.

Services were held at Spruce Hollow Community Church, with Pastor Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery.

 

RICKY BUSH

Ricky J. Bush, 42, of Duck Run Road, Glenville, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, after losing his battle with cancer.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Duffy Bush, Jr., and Betty Jane Conrad Bush.

He worked in the oil field for 17 years as a driller/tool pusher. He attended Little Kanawha Independent Church.

Surviving are his wife, Becky Lynn Gillespie, whom he married Sept. 28, 1991; one daughter, Ashley Dawn Bush of the home; two sisters, Virginia Kaye Miller of Stumptown and Anna Marie Bush Williams of Burnsville; one brother, Roger Lynn Bush of Glenville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Duffy O. and Delila Gay Wilfong Bush; maternal grandparents, Walter and Mary Conrad; and one great-niece.

Services were conducted at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Conrad Cemetery, Stouts Mills.

 

HARRY KNOTTS

Harry B. Knotts, 79, of Auburndale, Fla., died Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

He was born at Crummies Creek, the son of the late Perry E. Knotts and Greeta Baker Knotts.

He was co-owner with his wife of Knotts Bookkeeping.

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

He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Frances L. Knotts, in 2009.

Graveside services were held at Auburndale Memorial Park.

 

ALLEN GENE NICHOLS

Allen Gene Nichols, 65, of Spencer, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Paul and Dixie Lea Nichols.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served as a combat medic while stationed in Japan during the Vietnam War. He formerly worked at Southern States and W.Va. Dept. of Highways and attended Hebron Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Gelski Nichols; three daughters, Michelle Kibbe of Waverly, Angelina Hersman of Spencer and Christina Rhodes of Tariff; one son, Duane Nichols of Grantsville; five sisters, Kay Drake and Janet Sue Tanner, both of Harmony, Louise Whiting and Pauletta Ann Williams, both of Spencer, and Donna Marie Hall of Reedy; two brothers, Ronzel Paul Nichols of Gandeeville and Garry Leon Nichols of Harmony; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Lee Summers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with his brother, Garry, delivering the eulogy, and burial in Hebron Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

FREDA JANE ARNOLD

Freda Jane Arnold, 88, a resident of Aging With Grace, Grantsville, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Auburn, the daughter of the late Eldores and Lonna Mae Leggett Sheets.

She was a graduate of Pullman High School. She worked as a custodian at Arnoldsburg School and was a member of Auburn Baptist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Rosalee King of Elyria, Ohio, and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, including special great-niece, Kimberly Hall.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edgar Lynch; her second husband, Fenton Arnold; two brothers, Brian Sheets and Lynn Sheets; one sister, Louanna Hall; and two nephews, James Sheets and Floyd Hall.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Burial was in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

 

NELL JARVIS DEWEESE

Nell Jarvis Deweese, 86, of Spencer, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus, Parkersburg.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Cal and Grace Bailey Jarvis.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Carpenter and Birdine Madge Nichols; one son, Bobby Deweese; seven grandchildren, Charles Carpenter, Roberta Carpenter, Joseph Deweese, Danny Hall, Ricky Hall, Dana Hall and Sheila Sears; 14 great- grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie Ellison and Madeline Hardway; and three brothers, Charter Jarvis, Bill Jarvis and Gary Jarvis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brice Deweese; one granddaughter, Darlene; one great-grandson, Josh; four brothers, Curt Jarvis, Carl Jarvis, Bruce Jarvis and Cecil Jarvis; and six sisters, Geneva, Maysel, Dessie, Rilma and two infants.

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

 

ELAINE LINN ARCHER

Elaine Linn Archer, 46, of Wadesville Road, Washington, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at home.

She was the daughter of Wanedith Greathouse of Chloe and the late Anthony Greathouse.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Mark Archer; one son, Preston Junior McCumbers III of Chloe; three daughters, Alisha Dawn Cooper of Shreveport, La., Abagale McCumbers of Chloe and Allison Faye McCumbers of the home; three sisters, Vicky Anderson of Pine Grove, Joanna Morris of Chloe and Jane Laxton of Clay; three brothers, John Greathouse and Terry Greathouse, both of Alliance, Ohio, and Billie Joe Greathouse of Seattle, Wash.; two step-children, Amber Lockhard and Ryan Archer, both of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one infant son, Larry Edward McCumbers, and her step-father, Lloyd Greathouse.

Memorial services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg.

 

LEVI JAMES FOWLER

Levi James Fowler, 32, of Annamoriah, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Gainesville, Fla.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Terry and Sandra Villers Fowler.

He was a 1998 graduate of Calhoun County High School and had been employed by DP Gunn Services.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three children, Ariah Dawn Fowler Bailey of Chloe and Cadence Lanae Fowler and Keaton Joshua Fowler, both of Lakewood, Ohio; one brother, Patrick Fowler of Annamoriah; one sister, Julie Springston of Washington; paternal grandparents, Glen and Dorothy Dye Fowler of Grantsville; three nephews, Corey Boone, Trent Boone and Ryder Springston; three nieces, Mariah Croft, Tavia Fowler and Cassandra Fowler; three aunts, Patsy Bowers, Chris Baloy and Sherry Villers; one uncle, Darrell “Dink” Bower; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George Darrell and Mildred Greathouse Villers, and one uncle, William “Bill” Villers, Sr.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Barry Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery.

 

MARTHA ‘Jean’ BELL

Martha “Jean” Bell, 78, died Saturday, July 21, 2012.

She was born in Creston.

She was a cook for the Norton school system, Norton, Ohio, and a member of Reimer Road Baptist Church, Wadsworth, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Steven T. Bell; one daughter, Brenda J. Bell; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Jeanettia Smith; and two brothers, Frank Duskey and Robert Duskey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Bell. 

Services will be held Thursday, noon, at Matheny-Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial will be in Snyder Community Church Cemetery, Annamoriah. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

GERALDINE HALL

Geraldine B. Hall, 90, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Willows Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Harry and Doris Smith Shrader.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, including nephew and caregiver, Darrell Shrader of Burning Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Hall; four brothers, Howard, Floyd, Dexter and Roy; five sisters, Leola, Vienna, Arizona, Ginneva and Mildred; two half-brothers, Harry and Sam; and five half-sisters, Dessil, Jessie, Margret, Jane and Mable.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor William Stutler officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

LARRY DAVID LYNCH

Larry David Lynch, 65, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George “Russell” and Madaline Bernice Stutler Lynch.

He was a 1965 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a former desk clerk for Econo Lodge. He was a Christian.

Surviving are one brother, Ronzil Lynch of Mt. Zion; one sister, Marlyn Seymour Settle of Newark; two daughters, Melissa Zornes of Doneaden, Fla., and Kelly Davis of Fresco, Tex.; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, 7 p.m., at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

JO ANNE ‘Jodie’ PROUDFOOT RAHN

Jo Anne P. “Jodie” Rahn, 75, of Riverview Park, Pa., died Friday, July 20, 2012, in Reading Hospital.

She was born in Wellsville, N.Y., the daughter of the late Thurl W. “Buck” and Mary Harris Proudfoot.

She was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Virginia Intermont School and Penn State University, where she received a degree in elementary education. She was a teacher at Wernersville and a substitute teacher at Riverview and Wilson G. Sarig elementary schools and at Muhlenberg Jr. High School. She was a member of Christ Church United Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, William J. Rahn; two daughters, Linda S. Auge of Germantown, Md., and Barbara L. Rahn of Hyde Park, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Bradley D. Rahn, in 1989.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family, with Rev. Dr. Harry L. Serio officiating, and burial in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton, Pa.

 

DAVID WHITED

David L. Whited, 75, of Parkersburg, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, Parkersburg.

He was born in Walton, the son of the late Lon and Reba Mullins Whited.

He retired from DuPont after 31 years and attended Broadway Baptist Church and Broadway Nazarene Church. He enjoyed his farm at Leatherbark.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn S. Wagoner Whited; three sons, Lonzo Whited of Clarksburg, Norman L. Whited of Davisville and David “Scott” Whited of Vienna; four sisters, Nancy Cox, Mary Schrader, Elaine Dawson and Martha Abbott; two brothers, Fred Whited and Jerry Whited; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Bob, Gene, Charles, Don and Bill, and two sisters, Eloise and Barbara.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jerry Board officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Branch Cemetery, Walton. Visiting hours were scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

MARY WILMOTH

Mary Wilmoth, 91, of Normantown, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Joe Frank and Olga Kennedy James.

She was a homemaker and member of Steer Run Missionary Baptist Church, Normantown.

Surviving are one son, Joe Wilmoth and wife Patricia of Normantown; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Dawson Wilmoth of Grantsville; five grandchildren, Jennifer Wilmoth of Toledo, Ohio, Ryan Wilmoth of Parkersburg, Steve Wilmoth and James Wilmoth, both of Grantsville, and Andrew Wilmoth of Normantown; four great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Braden Wilmoth, Nicholas Cottrell and Kaden Roughton; two step-great-grandchildren, Ray and Dartagnan Atkinson; one sister, Frances Chadwell of Normantown; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Leonard Wilmoth, on Sept. 1, 2010; one son, Larry Steve Wilmoth; one grandson, Steven Lee Wilmoth; one great-granddaughter, Jasmine Cottrell; two brothers, Jack James and Ewing James; and four sisters, Bess Norman, Ruth Turner, Joan Huff and Maple Dehart.

Services were held at Lower Steer Run Missionary Baptist Church, with Elder Mark Minney officiating. Burial was in James Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM BOYD HICKMAN

William Boyd Hickman, 91, of Marietta, Ohio, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Harmar Place.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of William H. and Daisy Kersey Hickman.

The family moved to Spencer in 1937 and he was a 1940 graduate of Spencer High School. He served as T/Sgt. in the 501st Aircraft Warning Battalion, Third Air Force. He served Nationwide Insurance companies for 40 years until his retirement, when he became a volunteer insurance consultant for Marietta Memorial Hospital's 55+ Outreach Program and the Insurance Department OSHIIP program. He was a member of Marietta First Baptist Church since 1945 and held offices on the board of deacons and as Sunday School superintendent. He taught Sunday school for 35 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Nancy Short, Ruth Stockwell and Patricia Pierce; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Martin of Pineville.

He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Gladene (Midge) Deitrich Hickman, in March, 2001.

Services were held at Marietta First Baptist Church. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Park.

 

FOSTER HUSK

Foster L. Husk, 67, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Dewey and Bessie Bowers Husk.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and a concrete construction worker.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Sampson Husk; one son, Duke Husk; two granddaughters, Jessica Videtto and Amber Harris; three great-granddaughters, Christinamarie Harris, Samantha Harris and Alexis Harris; and three sisters, Gertrude Welsh, Madeline Lamp and Sharon Titus.

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

 

EARL WILSON

Earl Wilson, 92, of Glenville, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at his home.

He was born near Chestnut Lick, the son of the late Lonnie and Ora Dell Duelley Wilson.

He was a World War II veteran and attended Kanawha Drive Baptist Church, Glenville.

Surviving are his wife, Lilly Gay Wilson; one daughter, Margie Lee Wade of Glenville; four grandchildren; two brothers, Dave Wilson of Glenville and Bobby Wilson of Ohio; one sister, Bertha McCune; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dorcy and Albert, and one sister, Luella.

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

 

REV. JERRY PENCE

Rev. Jerry A. Pence, 72, of Golden Valley, Ariz., died Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Kingman, Ariz.

He was born in Springfield, Ohio, the son of the late JoAnn Wewera and Wolford Cline “Mickey” Pence.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. From 1963 to 1965, he apprenticed in offset printing before moving to Arizona, where he worked in print shops and served as production manager at Herald Dispatch, Sierra Vista, and Golden Valley printing plant. He attended Cochise Community College, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and graduated from Global University in ministerial studies. He was ordained in April 1981 with Assemblies of God. He retired from D&L Press, Phoenix, Ariz., in 2002. He was a youth pastor in Sedalia, Mo., and pastored four churches in Arizona, before retiring from pastoral ministry in 2009.

Surviving are his wife, Judith Ann Popejoy Pence, whom he married in Marshall, Mo., on June 5, 1961; one son, Jerry Allen Pence, Jr., of Texas; one daughter, Elisabeth Renee Pence Schad of Phoenix; four grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Wright of Spencer, Francine Hall of Parkersburg, Donna Diane of Ohio and Mary Jane Fowler of West Virginia; one brother, Richard Kyer of West Virginia; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services were held at Hilltop Foursquare Church, Kingman, with Pastor Norm Taylor officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.

 

JAMES PURSLEY

James C. Pursley, 73, of Spencer, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Emory O. and Velma Somerville Pursley.

He was a retired equipment operator with IUOE Local 132, Charleston.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Shreve Pursley; one son, Jimmy Pursley of Whitewood, Va.; one daughter, Jamie Cottrell of Gandeeville; one grandson; one brother, Roy Pursley of Grantsville; one sister, Madge Gainer of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Rodney Parrill of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Faith Cottrell and Hope Cottrell.

Private services will be held Thursday at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Kevin Shreve officiating. Burial will be in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

MADELINE FAE TUCKER FOUTY

Madeline Fae Tucker Fouty, 70, of Spencer, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Milford and Pauline Miller.

She worked at Norris Industries and Kellwood Co. and as a nurse’s aide at Gordon’s Hospital and Spencer State Hospital. She was a Christian.

Surviving are two daughters, Janice Haid and Diane Longfellow, both of Spencer; one son, Frank Tucker of Spencer; six sisters, Pauline Lawson and Myrtle Sue McKown, both of Spencer, Phyllis Milhoan of Reedy, Melinda Jones of Cross Lanes and Debrah Marks of Millstone; one half-sister, Ruth Starcher of Calhoun County; six brothers, Phil Miller, Bob Miller, Bill Miller, Larry Miller and Tom Miller, all of Spencer, and Curtis Miller of Reedy; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Tucker, Sr.; second husband, Larry Fouty; four sisters, Shirley Ann Starcher, Mildred Ash, Jennifer Miller and Janice Miller; and two brothers, Milford Miller, Jr., and Jack Miller.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jackie Roberts and Rev. Garry Bowen officiating, and burial in Craig Hill Cemetery.

 

CHARLOTTE LOUISE GOODRICH

Charlotte Louise Goodrich, 71, of Spencer, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Raymond and Elsie Jett Greathouse.

She was retired from B.F. Goodrich and attended Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Tammy Taylor of Spencer, Brenda Cottrell of Arnoldsburg and Lesa Carpenter of Grantsville; two sons, Paul Richard Goodrich and Ricky Joe Goodrich, both of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Kathy Wilson of Looneyville; three brothers, Ed Greathouse and Bill Greathouse, both of Spencer, and Richard Greathouse of Amma; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Goodrich; one daughter, Birdie; two brothers; and four sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 5 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating, and burial in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 3 to 5 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

JAMES FRANKLIN PARKER

James Franklin Parker, 76, of Harrisville, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at his residence.

He was born in Smithville, the son of Ada C. Parker Bowen of Harrisville and the late Goldie Parker.

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

Surviving in addition to his mother are one daughter, Lisa Purvis of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his companion, Lula Purvis.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

 

BRUCE ‘Bud’ FOSTER

Bruce C. “Bud” Foster, 80, of Sycamore Road, Glenville, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at his residence.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late Richard Foster and Agnus Wright Foster Dixion.

He was a heavy equipment operator in the oil and gas field and had been owner and operator of Foster Mining. He was a founding member of Little Kanawha Trail Riders Association and had served as president for several years.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Groves Foster, whom he married Mar. 30, 1973; two daughters; Carol Foster of Charleston and Dianne Hardin of Scottsville, Ky.; three sons; Doug Foster of Glenville, Mike Montgomery of Charleston and Bill Foster of Glenville; and three granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, William F. “Bill” Foster.

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

 

RAEGEN REESE McKOWN

Raegen Reese McKown, 22 months, of Orma, died Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Surviving are her parents, Roman and Julie Burke McKown; one brother, Jensen Ihlefeld; one sister, Peyton McKown; grandparents, Wendell and Chris McKown of Orma and Johnny and Joni Burke of Onalaska, Tex.; great-grandmothers, Carol Jones of Arnoldsburg and Peggy Cliburn of Deer Park, Tex.; great-grandfather, Gaylin Bishop of Shertz, Tex.; aunt, Courtney McKown of Orma; aunt and uncle, Shannan and John Burke; cousins, Madison and Allison Burke of Kingwood, Tex.; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Harley and Madge McKown of Orma, Lester Metheney of Arnoldsburg, Dennis Cliburn of Deer Park and Johnnie Bishop of Shertz.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. An account has been set up in honor of Raegen at Calhoun Banks, P.O. Box 430, Grantsville, WV 26147.

 

BERNARD GIDEON WEAVER

Bernard Gideon Weaver, 90, of Big Springs, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Glenville Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late John Gideon and Delphia Lockard Weaver.

He retired from W.Va. State Road Dept. He was a member of Knights of Pythias, Tanner, and Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are two sisters, Mae Jennings of Grantsville and Ova L. Bragg of Big Springs, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Weaver, and two sisters, Mary Yoak and Ava Naylor.

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

 

GLEN ALLEN GODFREY

Glen Allen Godfrey, 58, of Spencer, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Hubbard House, Charleston.

He was born at Spencer, the son of the late Hugh and Mary Davis Boatright.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former security guard. He was a member of Peoples Baptist Church, Billings.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Stump Godfrey; one daughter, Patricia Godfrey of Lake City, Fla.; two brothers, Michael Boatright of Grantsville and Jeffrey Boatright of Olympia, Wash.; three sisters, Donna Richards, Karen Hardway and Patricia Radatz, all of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Sand Ridge Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM HARRY HOSEY

William Harry Hosey, 82, died Friday, June 29, 2012, at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Scott and Bina Bennett Hosey.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War while a resident of Cleveland, Ohio. He retired from General Motors after 32 years of service and was a member of Druid Hills Methodist Church, Ocala.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Jenny “Billy” Hosey, and one daughter, Brenda.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Virginia, Gail, Omar, Paul, Eula Richards and Ona Elder.

Memorial services were held at Druid Hills Methodist Church.

 

STELLA MAE TANNER

Stella Mae Tanner, 85, of Massillon, Ohio, formerly of Orma, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Affinity Medical Center, Massillon.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Gracie Jackson Sampson.

She was a member of Grace Cathedral, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Delores Curtiss of Massillon and Rosalie Abbott of Wooster, Ohio; two sons, Haymond Tanner of Dalton, Ohio, and Donzel Tanner of Massillon; one sister, Loraine Stanley of Streetsboro, Ohio; one brother, Robert Sampson of Arnoldsburg; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Haymond Tanner; one daughter, Doris Sampson; two sisters, Mary Starcher and Lida Butler; and eight brothers, Cecil Sampson, George Sampson, Virgil Sampson, Elmer Sampson, Andy Sampson, Russell Sampson, Harold Sampson and Roscoe Sampson.

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

JENNINGS WOODROW BURCH

Jennings Woodrow Burch, 98, of Hamlin, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Charles and Virginia Burch.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, attended Morris Harvey College, and took classes from American Baptist Convention and W.Va. Baptist Convention, Parkersburg. He was called to preach the gospel and licensed by his home church, Enon Baptist, in 1936, at the age of 22. He pastored churches in Wirt, Calhoun, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Boone, Jackson and Lincoln counties. He baptized more than 1,000, conducted over 1,000 funerals and married more than 600 couples. He was a charter member of First Baptist Church, Hamlin, Past Master and secretary of Hamlin Lodge No. 79, member of Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Charleston, and Huntington Commandry Knights of the Templar, and Past Grand Chaplain of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of West Virginia.

Surviving are three sons, James of Dalton, Ohio, and Jennings and David, both of Hamlin; one daughter, Rebecca McClure of Yawkey; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Clevenger Burch; his wife of 66 years, Maxine Conrad Burch; two sons, an infant, Jackie Neal, and Charles M. Burch; one grandson, James Robert; and 10 siblings.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Hamlin, with Pastor David Burch and Pastor Timmy Burch officiating. Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens, Hamlin, with Masonic graveside rites by Hamlin Lodge No. 79.

 

CLEO COTTRILL CASTEEL

Cleo Cottrill Casteel, 79, of Cowen, Monday, June 25, 2012, at CAMC General Division, Charleston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Walter and Jenny Cottrill.

 She attended Halo Church.

Surviving are three sons, Glenn Temple of Gauley Mills, Randy Temple of Cowen and Mark Casteel of Cowen; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Casteel; one infant daughter, Jane Casteel; one son, Robert Temple; two brothers, Richard Cottrill and Robert Cottrill; and two sisters, Josephine Pyles and Pansy Johnson.

Services were held at Bethel Church, Newburg, with Rev. Regina Spring officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Newburg.

 

ELLEN FLO STARCHER

Ellen Flo Starcher, 79, of Spencer, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Roane General Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Stanley Guy and Dora Price Carpenter.

She was a member of Spencer Church of Christ.

Surviving are four daughters, Freda Hickman, Diana Starcher and Rena Hughes, all of Spencer, and Carolyn Starcher of Millwood; three brothers, Boyd Carpenter of Ashland, Ohio, Watson Carpenter of Mohicanville, Ohio, and Page Carpenter of Perrysville, Ohio; five sisters, Mary Bee of Ashland, Delma Endicott of Arnoldsburg, Ada Starr of Wooster, Ohio, Karen Bodily of California and Sharon Stump of Spencer; three step-sisters, Daisy Boyce and Carol Falls, both of Ripley, and Ellen Jackson of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; three great- grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Starcher; one son, Amos Glen Starcher; one grandson, David McCulty; three sisters, Thelma Bowers, Jenny Eagle and Emma Atkinson; and one brother, Guy Vane Carpenter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Gene Miller officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, Liberty Hill.

 

ROOD PARIS McCARTNEY

Rood Paris McCartney, 94, of Pine Creek, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at his home.

He was born at Index, the son of Otis and Rebecca Goff McCartney.

He worked as a coal miner at Cabin Creek and a mail carrier in Calhoun County. In 1955, he moved to East Liverpool, Ohio, where he worked and retired from American Vitrified Products. He was a World War II veteran, serving in Italy for two years, and receiving a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal.

Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Hester Boggs McCartney; two sons, Robert McCartney and wife Linda of Arnoldsburg and Richard McCartney and wife Connie of Grantsville; three grand-children, Beth Stull, Scott McCartney and Robin Gordon; five great-grandchildren, Samuel, Danielle, Levi, Daerra and Cheyenne; one sister, Freda Bellomy of St. Cloud, Fla.; and special nephew, Charles “Buck” Bell.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, Pine Creek.

 

WINIFRED VIRGINIA BOWSER

Winifred Virginia Bowser, 100, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Alta Bowser Hopkins and Park Bowser.

She lived most of her life in Parkersburg, where she taught piano for several years. She retired from W.Va. Dept. of Health and Human Services and also worked for Bowser Gas and Oil Co., serving as vice president. She was a member of First Lutheran Church.

Surviving are four nieces, Ann Bailey, Jane Pritchard, Sally Craig and Sue Bowser; one nephew, Bob Bickel; friends and neighbors, Linda and Roger Green; and close friend and hospice nurse, John Snider III.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Schmidt and Mary Bickel, and three brothers, Paul Bowser, Bernard Bretney Bowser and Owen Bowser.

There was no visitation. Graveside services were held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with Rev. G.T. Schramm officiating.

 

HELEN ANN TRAVIS

Helen Ann Travis, 69, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Delbert Collins and Irene Miller.

Surviving are her husband, Howard F. Travis; one daughter, Rose Seebaugh; four sons, Robert Hickman, Sonny Hickman, Harvey M. Travis III and Leonard Travis; three step-children; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Midge Nelson; two brothers, Dale Smith and Delbert Collins, Sr.; and special friends, Greg and Lindy Travis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey M. Travis, Jr.; one daughter, Bertie J. Hickman; one step-son, Carl Travis; and one sister, Annabele Bennett.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Joe Bush officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

 

JUDITH LEA ‘Judy’ POWELL

Judith Lea “Judy” Powell, 74, of St. Marys, died Saturday, June 23, 2012, at The Heritage, St. Marys.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late William B. and Leah Arnold Woody, Sr.

She attended Calhoun County High School and was a 1956 graduate of St. Marys High School, and had attended West Liberty College and Glenville State College. She was a member of First Baptist Church, St. Marys, and had taught the high school Sunday School class and been a youth leader. She was a member of St. Marys Chapter No. 31, Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Jimmie A. Powell; four sons, Jeff Powell, Jim Powell, Joe Powell and Jay Powell; five grandchildren; two brothers, William B. “Sonny” Woody, Jr., and James A. Woody; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were  held at First Baptist Church, St. Marys, with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Burial was in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM E. ‘Bill’ BURNS

William E. “Bill” Burns, 74, of Mesa, Ariz., died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his home.

He was born at Henrietta, the son of the late Robert Judson and Monoka Bennett Burns.

He was a 1955 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Surviving are his wife, Marla J.; one sister, Barbara Ayers of Grantsville; one niece, Robin Burkett of Grantsville; one nephew, Timothy Ayers of New Albans; and several great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Delores Stewert.

Per his request, there will be no public service and burial will be private.

 

MARGIE NESTER

Margie M. Nester, 64, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, June 23, 2012, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bertha Starcher.

She was a housekeeper and worked for D.O.H. for many years before retiring. She attended Cremo Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Bower of Parkersburg and Vicky Stull of Mt. Zion; two step-sons, Michael Nester of Grants-ville and Richard Nester of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don Freshour of Burning Springs and Pete Starcher of New Braunfels, Tex.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Alpheus Nester; three brothers, Woodrow, Ben and Harold; and two sisters, Geraldine and Earldine.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial will be in Hur Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

MARY JANE GOODRICH

Mary Jane Goodrich, 75, of Canton, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Stone Creek Nursing Center, Canton.

She was born in Virginia, the daughter of the late Stewart “Bummy” and Ollie May Dingus.

Surviving are two daughters, Robyn Fast of Akron, Ohio, and Cheryl Davis of Canton; one son, Raymond Fast of Canton; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Doyle and Billie Ray.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross; one son, Richard Allen Fast; and one sister, Nyla.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Gene Miller officiating, and burial in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RILMA JARVIS KEETON CHANDLER

Rilma Jarvis Keeton Chandler, 92, of Walton, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at Hubbard House, Charleston.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Cal and Alice Parsons Jarvis.

She was the owner of Rilma’s Bake Shop, Clendenin.

Surviving are one daughter, Teresa Harper of Walton; two sons, Albert Keeton of Beaufort, S.C., and Charles Robert Keeton of Cuba, Ill.; three half-brothers, Bill Jarvis, Charter Jarvis and Gary Jarvis, all of Chloe; three half-sisters, Madeline Hardway of Chelyan, Nell DeWeese of Arnoldsburg and Bonnie Ellison of Minnora; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bronx Keeton, her second husband, Kermit Chandler; four brothers, Cecil, Carl, Bruce and Curt; six sisters, Maysel, Dessie, Geneva, Happy and infant twins; and her step-mother, Grace Bailey Jarvis.

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

 

ROBERT CONLEY

Robert L. Conley, 81, of Oka Road, Chloe, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Sam and Naoma Bailey Conley.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of VFW, Akron, Ohio, and White Oak Baptist Church, Chloe.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda J. Clark of Akron; two sisters, Leona Sears of Chloe and Orvie Harold of Akron; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Conley.

Services will be held Saturday, 7 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, 6 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

CHARLES BUSH

Charles E. Bush, 81, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at his residence.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Ernest L. and Hester V. Wilson Bush.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and worked as a mechanic for Hupp & Wharton Auto and Superior Toyota until retiring. He worked for many years as a mechanic from his home.

Surviving are his wife, Lilly J. Richards Bush; one daughter, Debra J. Burns of Parkersburg; one son, Douglas E. Bush of Hedgesville; three sisters, Marie Weese of Sophia, Margie Mathess of Parkersburg and Maxine Crouch of Vienna; two brothers, Jack Bush of Mineral Wells and Porter Bush of Lubeck; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Bush.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

PAULA MAE PRICE

Paula Mae Price, 84, of Barberton, Ohio, died Monday, June 11, 2012.

 She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Gay and Ona Gainer Boatright.

She lived most of her life in Barberton and attended Sherman Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sons, Gary and Jim, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Odus C. Price; one sister, Betty Norman; and five brothers, Roy Boatright, Pete Boatright, Calvin Boatright, Odell Boatright and Jim Boatright.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, with Pastor Michael Somerville officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

LARRY BRUCE GOODRICH

Larry Bruce Goodrich, 64, of Spencer, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late George and Birdie McCumbers Goodrich.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a pipeline construction worker.

Surviving are one sister, Ermal Webb of Spencer, and one brother, Carmel Goodrich of Orma.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lenora Cottrell and Violet Murphy, and one brother, Billy Goodrich.

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

 

ROY CARDER

Roy Carder, 72, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Knox Community Hospital, Mt. Vernon.

He was born in Linn, the son of the late Jud and Mildred Sidwell Carder.

He retired as a factory worker at Monarch Plastics, Orrville, Ohio.

Surviving are one sister, Ruby Jean Hayden, and three nephews, Charles Sagle, Dennis Carder and Donald Carder.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Rosetta Deavers, and one brother, Robert Carder.

Private graveside service will be held at a later date.

 

KEITH ‘Duke’ BOWMAN

Keith J. “Duke” Bowman, 81, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Glenville Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born at St. George, Tucker County, the son of the late James Raymond and Theadocia Metz Bowman.

He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force 84th Air and Rescue Squad from 1951-1955. He was a West Virginia State Trooper from Mar. 26, 1956, to his retirement on Mar. 30, 1977. He spent 31 years working with United Church Alcohol Action Program (UCAAP) and Teens Abstaining Alcohol and Drugs (TADD) program. He was a Lay Speaker.

Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Leona  R.  “Judy”  Bowman;  one son, Jeffrey Keith Bowman and wife Connie of Scott Depot; one daughter, Tracy Bowman of Charleston; one grandson, Christopher Keith Bowman of Scott Depot; one sister, Eleanor Faye Clark of Fairmont; two step-children, Donny Nichols of Mt. Zion and Sherry McCroskey of Grantsville; three step-grandchildren, April Whipkey, Brad McCroskey and Dustyn Nichols, all of Grantsville; four step-great-grandchildren, Joseph, Allie, Autumn and Avery Whipkey, all of Grantsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 35 years, Norma Lee Clutter Bowman; three sisters, Mary Jane, Delores Rose and Betty May; and one brother, William Howard “Bill” Bowman.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Greg Swisher and Pastor Bryan Blair officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be retired State Troopers.

 

HIBBERT LINVILLE

Hibbert Linville, 72, of Mineral Wells, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Billy and Veda O. Hathaway Linville.

He retired from DuPont after 39 years of service. He was a sports official for peewee football in Mineral Wells for 20 years and was a member of Mt Olivet Masonic Lodge #3.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Wanda L. Egnor Linville; two sons, Kenneth B. Linville of Chesapeake, Va., and Kevin L. Linville of Washington; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, his twin, Howard Linville, Calvin Linville and Dick Linville, and two sisters, Isabelle Raines and Lizzie Mae Stout.

Memorial service was held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Joe Law officiating.

 

HERSHALL ‘Parr’ ROBINSON

Hershall “Parr” Robinson, 88, of Marshallville, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Zella; two daughters, Karen Bertsch and Shirley Cates; three grandsons, Scott Bertsch, Eric Greathouse and Jeff Ransopher; two daughters, Stacy Miller and Becky Van Kirk; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Delores Wood.

Services were held at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton, Ohio. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

HENRY COOPER, JR.

Henry W. Cooper, Jr., 69, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at home.

He was the son of the late Henry W. Cooper, Sr., and Edyth Scheuler Cooper.

He retired from Moon Area School District in 1997, where he taught physical education, math and health. He was a former board president of Calhoun County Park, former treasurer of Lions Club, volunteer for Calhoun County Library, fourth grade math tutor, youth softball and basketball coach, as well as other activities and interests. He was an active member of the local community and previously in Pennsylvania.

Surviving are his wife, Amy; one sister, Nancy Bergmann of Loudon, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to Calhoun County Park, P.O. Box 276, Grantsville, WV 26147.

Private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

JACK LEE SMITH

Jack Lee Smith, 76, of Riverside, N.J., died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Burl and Elsie Sturm Smith.

He was a 1953 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 28 years of service as a postal carrier in Riverside, Delran and Delanco, N.J. He was a member of First Moravian Church, Riverside, American Legion Post #146, Riverside, and the Riverside/Delran Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Maryann Pfau Smith; three sons, Stephen E. Smith of Belair, Md., Robert S. Smith of Hainesport, N.J., and Jeffrey D. Smith of Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest H. Smith and Burl Smith, Jr.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Frances Johnson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., at First Moravian Church, with burial in BGWCD Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, North Hanover, N.J. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the church.

 

BILLIE ‘Ghea’ JEAN SMITH

Billie “Ghea” Jean Smith, 81, died Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2012, at Matthews Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews, N.C.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Marshall William and Ida Lee Goodwin Limer.

She was a 1948 graduate of Calhoun County High School and majored in physical education at Glenville State College. She raised her family in Charleston and Parkersburg. After retiring from E.I. Dupont, she moved to Matthews, and spent winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was a member of Levine Senior Center, STP and Happy Times Club, all of Matthews.

Surviving are two daughters, Marsha Barker and husband Ken of Matthews and Sharon Smith of Florida; four grandchildren, Samantha Barker, Robin Baldinger, Brian Barker and Jacob Stone; and six great-grandchildren, Jayden and Harper Stone, Liam and Henry Barker and Brandon and Cooper Baldinger.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Herald Limer, Gerald Limer and Marshall Limer, Jr., and three sisters, Aretta Meeks, Irene Brannon and Juanita Wilson.

At her request, no service was held. Her ashes will be spread in a private family ceremony.

 

ALICE ‘Punk’ GREEN

Alice “Punk” Green, 55, of Spencer, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mable Sears Green.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Crystal Dennis; four grand-daughters, Brooklyn Green and Alison, Madison and Jabowa Dennis; one “adopted son,” Kevin Green of Spencer; seven siblings, Cecil Green of Spencer, James Green of Evans, Larry Green of Leesville, Ohio, Mozelle Justice of Louisville, Ohio, Genieve Beckett of Millersburg, Ohio, Marylou Smith of Green-brier and Brenda of Arnoldsburg; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Virginia Hievely, Joetta Westfall, Ada Green and Elizabeth Green, and three brothers, Kenneth Pettit and Robert and Eugene Green.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, Rev. Gary Bowen officiating. Burial was in Green Cemetery, Duck.

 

GLADYS KATHERINE PEARL KEMP DAVIS

Gladys Katherine Pearl Kemp Davis of Brohard, 96, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her daughter’s home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Craft Hollow, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late James N. and Iva L. Craft Kemp.

She attended Harrisville High School and was a 1933 graduate of Elizabeth High School. She was a member of Bell Chapel Church, Munday.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia “Patty” Roush, with whom she resided in Parkersburg; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; four brothers, Tom Kemp and Lyle Kemp, both of Elizabeth, Newt Kemp of Ravenswood and Howard Kemp of Burning Springs; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arland L. Davis, whom she married on July 24, 1937; one daughter, Sandra L. Gault; and one brother, Harold R. Kemp.

Services were held at Bell Chapel Church, with Rev. Randy Kochersperger officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery.

 

GLENNIS SIMMONS

Glennis L. Offutt Simmons, 76, of Canton, Ohio, died Thursday, May 31, 2012.

She was born in Millstone, the daughter of the late Ollie and Ruth Garrett Offutt, Sr.

Surviving are two sons, William J. Simmons II and John G. Simmons; two grandchildren, Danielle and Olivia; and one brother, Bernard Offutt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Simmons, and one brother, Ollie Offutt, Jr.

Services were held at Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, Twins-burg, Ohio. Burial was in Crown Hill Memorial Park, Twinsburg.

 

DAVID ALLEN STARCHER

David Allen Starcher, 52, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Hospice Care Center, Elkins.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Donald Dale Starcher and Mary Sampson Starcher.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and an oil field worker and mechanic.

Surviving are his companion, Audrey J. Smith; one son, Jason Starcher of Massillon, Ohio; one daughter, Nicole Starcher of Massillon; four brothers, Donnie Starcher, Danny Starcher, Bobby Starcher and Dewayne Starcher, all of Ohio; two sisters, Ruth Sheriff and Sharon Guloff, both of Ohio; four step-children, Scott Collins, Brian Smith, Brittney Smith and Katelyn Smith, all of Mt. Zion; four grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, Henry’s Fork.

 

KATHLEEN MARKS THOMAS

Kathleen Marks Thomas, 83, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Pearl Marks and Hattie Cottrill Marks.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters, Peggy Brodeur of Florida, Betty Boothe of Grantsville, Jeannie Starcher of Tennessee and Charlotte Horn of Kentucky; four sons, Edward Thomas of Florida, William Thomas of Georgia, Rick Thomas of Millstone and Allen Thomas of Sandridge; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Eugene Marks, Holly Marks and Leonard Marks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas, in 1998, and two brothers, Willard Marks and Leon Marks.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial was in Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

 

RONNIE LEE LANE

Ronnie Lee Lane, 65, of Ravenswood, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, as the result of an auto accident near Ripley.

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

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a former employee of The Wood Shed, Ravenswood.

Surviving are his wife, Frances; one son, Stewart Lane of Ravenswood; six brothers, Howard Lane of Orma, Denzil Lane of Pennsylvania, Charles Lane of Mississippi, Mike Lane of Florida and Paul Lane and Danny Lane, both of Nicut; and four sisters, Jean Sears of Nicut, Ruth Ann Morgan and Brenda Davisson, both of Florida, and Nancy Stemple of Arnoldsburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Lane and Larry Lane.

Private family arrangements were planned.

 

JOSEPH HEFLER III

Joseph Hefler III, 60, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Ohio, the son of the late Joseph and Juanita Burrows Hefler.

He worked many years at Gould, Inc., East Cleveland, Ohio. He was the local “Mr. Fix-it” in his community.

Surviving are one son, Joseph Hefler IV; two grandsons, Gavin G. Neimann and Joseph Hefler V; one granddaughter, Jiana M. Colini; one uncle, Myrul Burrows; and one aunt, Reva Hanshaw.

Graveside services were held at Nobe Cemetery, with Rev. Barry Miller officiating.

 

ROGER ALLEN KING, SR.

Roger Allen King, Sr., 63, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, May 22, 2012.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Bernard and Gilda Minney King, and raised by his grandparents, the late Rev. Leslie and Rennie Minney of Stumptown.

He graduated from Normantown High School in 1967. He worked for State Construction for several years and was a service tech for Jefferd Corp., until health problems forced him to retire. He was a member of Bear Fork Hunt Club and attended Southern Baptist Church, Elizabeth.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Parsons King; one son, Roger King, Jr.; one daughter, Angelia King; two half-brothers, Keed Dayton of California and John King of Florida; and two half-sisters, Susie Williams and Jennifer King, both of Florida.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev John Watkins officiating. Burial was in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth.

 

JONATHAN WHIPKEY

Jonathan D. Whipkey, 48, of Beech, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Cleveland, the son of the late Donald C. Whipkey and Janice (Sally) Dawson Whipkey.

He was a former employee of Alfab Co., Smithville, and B.F. Goodrich Co., Spencer and Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Rhonda Houchin Whipkey; two children, Josie Whipkey of Orma and Shawn Whipkey of Grantsville;  one step-daughter, Brittany McCoy of Spencer; two sisters, Angie Frederick of Big Springs and Vickie Dvorak of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Chad Whipkey and Kenneth Whipkey, both of Cleveland, and James Whipkey of Parma, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

 

EDWARD MURPHY

Edward E. Murphy, 93, of Chloe, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at Braxton Health Care, Flatwoods.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jesse and Martha Sharp Murphy.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Packaging Corp. of America, Rittman, Ohio. He attended Milo Church, Minnora.

Surviving are six sons, Roscoe Murphy of Spencer, Ronzel Murphy of Lattasburg, Ohio, Donzel Murphy of Burbank, Ohio, Danny Murphy of Camden-on-Gauley, Richard Murphy of Creston, Ohio, and Leonard Murphy of Polk, Ohio; two daughters, Effie Tucker of Chesapeake, Va., and Martha Nelson of Chloe; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Amanda Murphy; his second wife, Pearl Murphy; his third wife, Zella Murphy; three children, David Murphy, Bobby Murphy and Glen Murphy; one brother, Arthur Murphy; and one sister, Dalia Wilson.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Coen Cemetery, Nebo. Visitation will be held Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

OTIS CLARMONT CUTRIGHT

Otis Clarmont Cutright. 91, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Ottice Newton and Elva Rutherford Cutright.

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

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Orr of Newcomerstown, Ohio, and Susie Hart of Port Washington, Ohio; two grandsons; four sisters, Regina Hughes of Portage, Ind., Ava Stimson of Virginia, Eloise Cosner of Weston and Nina Marie Marks of Tennessee; one brother, Donzel Cutright of Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Guy “Robert” Cutright, Arden Cutright and Eugene Cutright, and one sister, Wanda Lee Markle.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial was in Rutherford Cemetery, Cedarville.

 

JEAN ELIZABETH SPENCE

Jean Elizabeth Spence, 88, of Joker, formerly of Parksville, N.Y., died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Eagle Valley, N.Y., the daughter of the late Bernard J. and Myra Burris Carley.

She was employed at Sears Roebuck Co. and Days Inn, both of Liberty, N.Y.

Surviving are one daughter, Maureen Wright of Joker; one grandson, Daniel Wright of Joker; two granddaughters, Lani Nead and Coleen Hare, both of Livingston Manor, N.Y.; two great-grandsons, Justin Hare and Ryan Nead, both of Livingston Manor; and three great-granddaughters, Jamie Pawlak and Kaitlyn Hare, both of Livingston Manor, and Abigail Wright of Joker.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Bryner Chapel Cemetery, with Rev. Glen McBride, Jr., officiating.

 

GERALDINE TINGLER

Geraldine G. Tingler, 89, of Big Springs, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Eagle Point Care Center, Parkersburg.

She was born at Grantsville, the daughter of the late Arlen and Susie Bennett Smith.

She was a former employee of Calhoun Super Service, Grantsville, and a member of Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are three sons, Paul Delmas Tingler II of Williams-town, Joseph Tingler of Big Springs and Richard Lee Tingler of Lowell, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Tingler; five sisters, Dorothy Carpenter, Katherine Moss and three infants; and one brother, Roy A. Smith.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jim Lough officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

DENVER COLLINS

Denver H. Collins, 73, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Wyngate, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late William A. Collins, Sr., and Velma P. Norman Collins.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served from 1958 to 1962. He was operations manager at Curry Transfer and attended St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church. He was a member of Moose Lodge, Parkersburg VFW and American Legion Post 15.

Surviving are two daughters, Giesala Collins of Mechanics-burg, Pa., and Meika Eddy of Mineral Wells; one son, Kip Collins of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one granddaughter; one brother, William A. Collins, Jr., of Bellehaven, N.C.; and three sisters, Susie Brooks of Cranton, N.C., Nyoka Mepzer of Indiana and Naomi Jean Frankfurt of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Melinda Johnston Collins in 1986.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with military honors by American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be held Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

 

LOSIE LAMB DYE

Losie Lamb Dye, 94, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Chloe, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dr. C.R. and Nannie Conley Lamb.

She was a former employee of General Tire Co., Akron, Ohio, and Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville. She was a member of New Life Baptist Fellowship Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one son, Jack Dye of Medina; one sister, Maysel Snyder of Chandler, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard T. Dye; five sisters, Ruby Finley, Nelle Downey, Gertrude Grogg, Hazel Christian and Goldie Rice; and three brothers, Creed Lamb, James Lamb and Clifford Lamb.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dick Howie officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

KATHY STARCHER

Kathy P. Starcher, 67, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Tommy, formerly of Cremo; two sons, Tommy and Timmy; two grandsons; three sisters, Angie Novekoff, Gracie Hamm and Loretta Wilson; one step-sister, Lisa Baker; and two step-brothers, Bobby Baker and Ricky Baker.

Services were held at Newcomer Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Chris McCombs officiating. Burial was in Silver Springs Cemetery, Stow, Ohio.

 

EVA ELAINE COOKE

Eva Elaine Cooke, 70, of Charleston, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Hubbard House, Charleston.

She was born at Shock, the daughter of the late Orval and Nellie Dobbins Nicholas.

Surviving are three sons, Will Orval Cooke of Johnson City, Vt., Walter Stephen Cooke of Scott Depot and Gerald D. Cooke, Jr., of Charleston; three sisters, Darlie Norman of Gandeeville, Neva Haines of Ravenna, Ohio, and Paulette Chenoweth of Arizona; two brothers, David Nicholas of Weston and Darrell Nicholas of Rosedale; and five grandchildren.

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

 

GERALDINE FISCHER

Geraldine Fischer, 93, of Tanner, died Friday, May 4, 2012.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Bill and Audrey Cunningham.

Surviving are her husband, Howard Lee Fischer; several step-children; and one sister, Clara Belle Ferrell of Paden City.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Nettie Cunningham, and one brother, Worthy (Shy) Cunningham.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Mark James officiating. Burial was in Stalnaker Cemetery. Glenville.

 

CARY ELVIN WHITE

Cary Elvin White, 78, of Leroy, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Rock Springs Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy, Ohio.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Earl S. White and Delphia Nicholas White.

He was a United States Army veteran and a retired carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Darlene King White; five sons, Clay-ton White of Wellington, Ohio, Darrell Lee White of Cottageville, Michael Model of Arizona, Sean E. White of Parkersburg and Jeffrey Allen White of Elyria, Ohio; two daughters, Delphia Louise Schramm of Oberlin, Ohio, and Kimberly Riggs of Big Springs; one step-daughter, Sherry Lynn Patterson of Orma; four sisters, Fonda Lee Wright of California, Lesta Vipperman of Amherst, Ohio, Carol Hamm of Elizabeth and Linda Cottrell of Sand Fork; two brothers, Dean White of Nicut and Cebert White of Orma; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church, with Pastor Tom Law officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

 

MARY SUE NICHOLS HALL

Mary Sue Nichols Hall, 65, of Spencer, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Roane General Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Samuel Wyatt Nichols and Betty Jane Greathouse Nichols.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Patty Greathouse; four sons, Sammie Dale Hall, Benjie Lee Hall, Calvin Dewayne Hall and James Lee Hall; three sisters, Shirley Bolm, Wanda Smith and Virginia Smith; two brothers, Stanley Nichols and Steve Allen Nichols; seven grandchildren; and one adopted great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Dale Hall; one granddaughter, Madison Hall; one brother, Garland “Peanut” Nichols; two infant sisters; one half-brother, Amos Nichols; five half-sisters, Emmy Smith, Oeta Hall, Elsie Moore, Zada McGraw and Edna Resler; and an infant half-sibling.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

 

WAVELANE GREATHOUSE

Wavelane F. Greathouse, 83, of Oak Harbor, Wash., formerly of Orma, died Friday, Apr. 20, 2012, at Careage of Whidbey, Coupeville, Wash.

She was born in Big Otter, the daughter of the late Harley and Susie Parsons Hardway.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Lyn Lamson of Oak Harbor; one son, Lonnie Hardway of Warsaw, Mo.; two sisters, Millie Bierworth of Fowler, Ohio, and Bea Connor of Tennessee; one brother, Harry Hardway of Cortland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Okie Richard Greathouse.

Per her request, the body was cremated. Graveside service and burial of the ashes was held in Otto Cemetery, near Spencer.

 

GEORGIA DORIS WEAVER

Georgia Doris Weaver, 86, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Fredrick A. and Flora Rollyson Rogers.

 She was employed for several years by Rubber Fabricators, Inc., and Cain Veterinary Clinic. She was a member of Mt. Olive Methodist Church and Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Stemple Kelly; one step-son, Robert Weaver; two granddaughters; and four great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Rufus Stemple and Gifford Weaver.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker.
Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Minnie Hamilton Health System’s long term care.

 

REECE MICHAEL RICHARDS

Reece Michael Richards, infant son of Robert and Ashley Richards of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 5, 2012.

He was born Dec. 22, 2011.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his grandparents, Debbie and Rodney Carbaugh of Grantsville, Elizabeth Stotts of Spencer and Denzil B. Richards of Grantsville; great-grandparents, Paul and Sandy Funk, Linda Criss and Gerald Smith, all of Grantsville, and Judy Midcap and James Stotts, both of Spencer; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, David Reed, Jr.; great-grandparents, David Reed, Sr., Arlie Midcap, Geraldine Stotts, and Bernard and Glenna Richards.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial will be in Bryner Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ROBERT CARPENTER

Robert L. Carpenter, 62, of Rush Run, near Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Apr. 26, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Shirley and Blanche Brookover Carpenter.

He was a bricklayer and foreman for L.M.R. Construction Co., Chagrin Falls, Ohio, prior to his retirement, and was a member of Union 5 Bricklayers.

Surviving are his wife, Druanna Carpenter; one daughter, Catheline Carpenter of Ft. Myers, Fla.; three sons, Robert Carpenter, Jr., of Avon Lake, Ohio, Scott Roberts of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and Derek Roberts of Beckley; three granddaughters, Kayla McDonald and Tiffany and Ashley Jean Carpenter; two grandsons, Jacob McDonald and Paul Howard Roberts; one great-grand-daughter, Eowyn Applegate; five sisters, Irene, Jean, Carol, Judy and Cathy; and one brother, Ronald Carpenter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Carpenter, and one brother, Paul Carpenter.

There was no visitation or services.

 

RHEITA JOYCE MINNEY

Rheita Joyce Minney, 67, of Gassaway, died Sunday, Apr. 29, 2012.

She was born in Glenville, the daughter of the late Teddy Earl and Alma Pearl Sprouse Greenlief.

She attended Gilmer County High School and Glenville State College and was a teacher for 28 years in Braxton County. She was an active member of Glenville Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Daniel Minney; one son, Donald Minney of Comfort; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry Greenlief; and five sisters, Mary Sue Roe, Betty Wright, Phyllis Starkey, Pat Clutter and Nancy Minney.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Boggs, and three brothers, Bill Greenlief, Jack Greenlief and Fred Greenlief.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Rev. Allen Donaldson officiating. Burial will be in Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

 

REGINA CARPENTER METZ MADDOX

Regina Carpenter Metz Maddox, 74, died Monday, Apr. 23, 2012, at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Sarah Bertha Jane Carpenter and Hal Leonard.

She grew up in Spencer and Grantsville with her grandmother, Eunice Ann and Louis Carpenter.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. J. Thomas Maddox III; two daughters, Kennetta Metz Bartels and Vicki Lynn Metz Boggs; one son, John Thomas Maddox IV; three sisters, Ethel Roop, Carol Mitchell and Roberta “Bunny” Fox; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bud Carpenter and Michael “Mickey” Carpenter.

Graveside services were held at Eventide Cemetery.

 

GRETA GAE BALL

Greta Gae Ball, 78, of Big Springs, died Friday, Apr. 27, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Shirley and Idella Radabaugh Richards.

She attended Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are two daughters, Jeanette Tingler of Big Springs and Lou Ann Surber of Poca; one son, Rodney Ball of Vale, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ball, on Mar. 2, 2012.

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

 

ALPHEUS JUNIOR NESTER

Alpheus Junior Nester, 66, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2012.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Russell and Oma Nitz Nester.

He was a retired stone mason and attended Cremo Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margie Starcher Nester of Mt. Zion; two sons, Michael Nester of Grantsville and Richard Nester of Parkersburg; two daughters, Lisa Bower of Parkersburg and Vicky Stull of Mt. Zion; three sisters, Faustine Shaffer of Fairborne, Ohio, Inez Tucker of Elyria, Ohio, and Beverly Hall of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Roy Nester of Millstone; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Emma Deem, Suzie White and Joyce McKown, and three brothers, James Nester, Lyle Nester and Carl Nester.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Bennett and Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial will be in Hur Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

BESSIE HALL

Bessie Hall, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2012, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Perry and Dorothy Butler.

Surviving are two sons, Steve Hall and wife Susan of Charleston and Stanley Hall and wife Sheila of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Ruth Yearing of Spencer; and three granddaughters, Krista Hall and Kendra Hall, both of Charleston, and Samantha Hall of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Hall.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Meadows officiating. Burial was in Road Run Cemetery.

 

WILMA BERNIECE SAMPSON

Wilma Berniece Sampson, 73, of Orma, died Monday, Apr. 16, 2012, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Arnold and Lydia Bailey Dobbins.

She had worked as a home healthcare giver and retired as a CNA at Eagle Pointe.

Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly Houchin of Orma and Dawnetta Gordon of Lawrenceville, Va.; two sons, Mike Sampson of Arnoldsburg and Tim Sampson of Grantsville; one sister, Eleanor Evans of Vienna; one brother, Stan Dobbins of Jewett, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Hopkins, and one brother, Junior Dobbins.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Carl Marks officiating. Inurnment was in Minnora Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

 

JOHN HENRY RUSH, SR.

John Henry Rush, Sr., 77, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Bristol, Va., the son of the late William and Elizabeth Pearl Rosenbaum Rush.

He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Coe Rush; two daughters, Barbara and Connie, both of South Carolina; one step-daughter, Lisa Iey of Maryland; two sons, John Rush, Jr., and Jeffrey Rush, both of Pennsylvania; one step-son, Michael Allen McAtee of Spencer; one sister, Hazel Phillips of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Ernest Rush of Virginia; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one step-son, David McAtee.

Per his request, the body was cremated. Private family memorial service will be held later.

 

DAVID MICHAEL ‘Mike’ DOWNS

David Michael “Mike” Downs, 66, of Spencer, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Apr. 21, 2012, in CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Burl and Marie Cogar Downs.

He was a member and retired business agent of Local 132, International Union of Operating Engineers, Charleston. He was a member of Linden Lodge No. 83, AF&AM, Linden; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Charleston; Beni Kedem Temple, Charleston, where he was a member of the Oriental Band; Linden Chapter No. 152, OES; and Bear Fork hunting clubs in Elkins and Calhoun.

Surviving are his wife, Viola S. Downs; three daughters, Valerie Rexroad of Spencer, Vilsia Conrad of Gassaway and Paula Duke of Ohio; one son, Michael A. and Krista Downs of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Mark Downs of Spencer.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Daniel R. “Danny” Whited officiating, and burial, with Masonic graveside rites, in Clover Cemetery.

 

FREDA MAE COTTRELL FALLS BUGDEN

Freda Mae Cottrell Falls Bugden, 75, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Apr. 21, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late Noah and Fronia Jones Cottrell.

She was a homemaker and member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church.

Surviving are two sons, Russell Falls and Rickie Falls, both of Arnoldsburg; three daughters, Linda Patterson, Mary McCumbers and Judy Stanford, all of Arnoldsburg; seven sisters, Greta Bargeloh and Mildred McBride, both of Parkersburg, Vera Johnson and Carol Summers, both of Crummies Creek, Loretta Bishop and Connie Hoskins, both of Spring Run, and Kathy Starcher of Elizabeth; five brothers, Donald Cottrell of West Lafayette, Ohio, Calvin Cottrell of Siers Run, David Cottrell and Gerald Cottrell, both of Arnoldsburg, and Randall Cottrell of Spring Run; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Evert Lee Falls in March, 1993, and Raymond Bugden in October, 2010; one daughter, Norma Helmick of Nicut in March, 2004; one grandson, Derald Glen Patterson of Nicut in October, 2011; two brothers, Melvin Cottrell of Crummies Creek in January, 2012, and Darrell Cottrell of Minnora in August, 1992; and one infant sister, Marie.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glen McBride, Sr., and Rev. Glen McBride, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Falls-Siers Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

WANDA LEE ROGERS

Wanda Lee Rogers, 42, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Apr. 23, 2012, at Brightwood Center, Follansbee.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of Virginia Bower of Davisville and Jerry K. Bower of Parkersburg.

She was a past resident of Rescare and a volunteer at Cedar Grove Personal Care.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one brother, Vincent K. Bower; one half-brother, J. Patrick Bower of Parkersburg; five aunts; three uncles; and several cousins.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

 

STANLEY DAVID ‘Smiley’ GREATHOUSE

Stanley David “Smiley” Greathouse, 51, of Millstone, died Monday, Apr. 23, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Gene Greathouse and Teresa Wears Norman.

He was employed at Monarch Rubber Co. for 17 years.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Shirley Greathouse; two sons, Matt Yoak of Charlotte, N.C., and Alex Yoak of Five Forks; one daughter, Amy Yoak of Mt. Zion; two grandchildren, Bryan and Barron Yoak; two sisters, Diane Sampson of Spencer and Linda Dorsey of Palestine; one brother, Tim Finkenbinder of Orrville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Shelly Mace officiating. Burial will be in Greathouse Cemetery, Orma. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

WESLEY JAY McALISTER

Wesley Jay McAlister, 42, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2012, in Morgantown.

He was born in Tampa, Fla.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Mary Alice Raznoff-Rogers and Carl Rogers of Annamoriah; his father, Harry James McAlister of Irving, Tex.; five brothers, James J. McAlister, John M. Giles, Jason M. Giles and Timothy D. Parkin, all of Spencer, and Dennis Michael Kelley, Jr., of Ellisville, Miss.; two sisters, Cheryl D. Collins of Elkview and Sonia L. Westmoreland of Otto, N.C.; four children, Brittney McAlister, Nathan McAlister and Jessica McAlister, all of Indianapolis, Ind., and Maleah McAlister of Creston; one grandson, Jayden McAlister of Indianapolis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John C. Raznoff and Edna F. Will, and paternal grandparents, Harry R. McAlister and Evelyn McNess.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.

 

DANIEL BOONE TOPPINGS

Daniel Boone Toppings, 69, of White Pine, died Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2012, at his home.

He was born at Harts, the son of the late Walter and Alberta Mae Stollings Toppings.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Rosetta “Connie” Toppings; five sons, Wayne Toppings of Chapmanville, David Toppings and Danny Toppings, both of Troutman, N.C., Timothy Toppings of Grantsville and Bobby Toppings of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Debra Yeager of Grantsville; five brothers, Walter Toppings, Jr., of Mt. Zion, Olan Toppings of Hurricane, James Toppings of Hamlin and Nolan Toppings and Joseph Toppings, both of West Hamlin; three sisters, Juanita Brewster and Ruth Slusher, both of North Carolina, and Clare Ferguson of Wayne County; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Bertie Mae Adams; one sister, Evelyn Adams; and seven brothers, Frederick Toppings, Osen Toppings, Merrel Toppings, Roger Toppings, Marvin Toppings, Samuel Toppings and Walton Toppings.

Services were held at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Vane Bush and Rev. John Lowther officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

NORA WESTFALL MINNEY LAWTON

Nora Westfall Minney Lawton, 93, of Normantown, died Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Asby and Ina Minney.

Surviving are one daughter, Janet Lawton Galaska; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grand-children; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Lawton, and one daughter, Ina Ray.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

BRADFORD WILSON

Bradford L. Wilson, 79, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Mar. 31, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, where he received Last Rites from Fr. Carlos Melocoton of Sacred Heart Church.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Audra L. and Ollie Ellen Hopkins Wilson.

He served in the Armed Forces and retired from the Calhoun County school system, where he served as school health nurse for more than 20 years.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Pauline Berry Wilson, and one brother, Billy B. Wilson.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty J. Wilson Ritchie, and one brother, Calvin Wilson.

At his request, the body was donated to the School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, to aid in the continued advances and learning of the human body. There were no services.

 

GERTRUDE ANGELINE WORKMAN

Gertrude Angeline Workman, 74, of Rittman, Ohio, formerly of Clay, died Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2012.

She worked at Magnolia Care Center, Wadsworth, Ohio, for 15 years.

Surviving are her children, Edward and Crystal, Rose Clemson, Ray and Pam Cottrell, Gene and Robin Cottrell, Roger and Connie Cottrell and Joe and Penny, all of Rittman, Rick and Glenda Cottrell of Doylestown, Ohio, Angela and Denver Jarvis of Seville, Ohio, and Dave and Donna Workman of Grantsville; two brothers, Ray Rogers of Wallback and Troy Rogers of Bug Run; one sister, Janet of Spencer; 21 grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glen McBride officiating. Burial was in Moore Fork Cemetery, Big Otter.

 

GEORGE ROESSING ‘Ross’ HAYS

George Roessing “Ross” Hays, 100, of Tampa, Fla., died Sunday, Mar. 25, 2012.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late George W. and Myrtle Hays, and descended from a pioneer family that helped settle Western Virginia, prior to statehood.

He attended Calhoun County High School and Glenville State College and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, he moved to Tampa, where he met and married the former Sophia Hill. He began a career with Logan Lumber Co. and rose to general sales manager before joining First Federation Life Insurance Co., with which he eventually became president. After retiring from the insurance industry, he worked for Hearin Lumber. He was an member of Palma Ceia Methodist Church, Tampa Yacht and Country Club, Feather Sound Golf and Country Club, and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Henderson of Chadds Ford, Pa., and Carol Ann Moore of Spencer; two sons, Robert M. Hays of Hartsville, S.C., and Ross Hays, Jr., of Tampa; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophia Hill Hays, and one daughter, Mary Katey Hays Porebski.

 

JUANITA LOU BUCHANAN

Juanita Lou Buchanan, 86, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.

She was born at Creston, the daughter of the late Jesse Vernon Owens and Lou Ellen Blankenship Owens.

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

Surviving are three sons, Arthur Vernon Buchanan of Cairo, Thomas L. Buchanan of Parkersburg and Ronald J. Buchanan of Parkersburg; one daughter, Shirley Hefner of Waverly; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claremont A. “Whitey” Buchanan, and an infant son, Timothy Lynn Buchanan.

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

 

ROBERT WILT

Robert Wilt, 81, formerly of Grantsville, died Saturday, Mar. 31, 2012, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale.

He was born at Clarksburg, the son of the late Roscoe and Ethel Martin Wilt.

He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving is one sister, Sue Holbert of Iowa.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harold Francis officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

MELVIN SCHOOLCRAFT

Melvin P. Schoolcraft, 82, of Dalton, Ohio, died Friday, Mar. 27, 2012.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Peter and Sarah Cottrell Schoolcraft.

He retired from Quality Castings, Orrville, Ohio, after 39 years. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Orrville Sportsman Club.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Darlie; two daughters, Patricia Erb of Marshallville, Ohio, and Judy Hartshorn of Mineral Wells; one son, Preston Schoolcraft of Orrville; four grandchildren; three sisters, Audria McCumbers and Molly Cain, both of Calhoun County, and Dolly King of Newton Falls, Ohio; one brother, Willard Schoolcraft of Wooster, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Nicholas.

Services were held at Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, Dalton, with Phil Buchwalter officiating. Private inurnment was held.

 

RICHARD KIGHT

Richard E. Kight, 66, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Walter and Louise Kight.

He was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School and worked at Alstom Power (AR Industries), Cincinnati, for 44 years.

Surviving are his wife, Macel; seven children, Camey, Michelle, Lisa, Alan, Jaye, Cathy and Cindy; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny and Alfred; and two sisters, Wilma Jean and Patty.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia.

Services were held at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home, Springdale, Ohio.

 

ERMA ELEANOR EASLEY

Erma Eleanor Easley, 85, of Spencer, died Saturday, Mar. 31, 2012, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Everett and Lavinia Kelly Parsons.

She was the manager of Cooperative Oil Investments.

Surviving are two daughters, Marcia Freeland of Leatherbark and Karen Bryan of Sand Ridge; three grandchildren, Glenda Emory of Loganville, Ga., Ned Gipson of Spencer and Becky Gipson of Mink Shoals; and four great-grandchildren, Gabriel Edward Sanchez, Zeva Eleanor Gibson, Alexander Gage Emory and Kara Jane Emory.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned W. Easley, and six siblings.

Per her request, the body was cremated. Her ashes will be scattered on the family farm at a later date. There were no services or visitation.

 

OCIE BLANCHE BELL

Ocie Blanche Bell, 90, of Leading Creek, died Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Franklin Pierce Goodnight and Ocie Blaine Wilt.

Surviving are seven daughters, Sheila Jones and Lorena Murphy, both of Brohard, Carol Jones and Christine Bell, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Patricia Cunningham and Norma Freshour, both of Grantsville, and Pauline Freshour of Smithville; four sons, Herbert Bell of Brohard, Ricky Bell of Grantsville, and Robert Bell and Harold Bell, both of Cleveland; 42 grandchildren; 61 great- grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Bell; three daughters, Dorthy Jones, Sherry Bell and Karen Jones; one son, Michael Burkett; two grandsons, Wesley Murphy and Wesley Bell; one great-granddaughter, Amber Lamp; and several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in Bell Cemetery, Brohard.

 

MACEL MONROE

Macel G. Monroe, 84, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Simon and Emma Cottrell Nicholas.

She was a member of Summit Valley United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Edward Monroe, Jr., of Grand Junction, Colo., and Tommie A. Monroe of Parkersburg; one daughter, Nancy L. Lamp of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Murl Nash of Canton, Ohio, and Jean Rogers of Ballground, Ga.; and one brother, Denver Nicholas of Orma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Monroe, Sr.; three sisters, Delma Nicholas, Marie Taylor and Maxine Wilson; and one brother, Ernest Nicholas.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Joe Wallace officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North.

 

BETTY JAMES BURROWS

Betty James Burrows, 79, of Davisville, died Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Aubra and Rhoda Whitesel James.

She was a member of The Old Country Church.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Donald Earl “Amos” Burrows; three daughters, Dorene Lou Burrows and Elizabeth Burrows Westbrook, both of Davisville, and Theresa Burrows Post of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bill James, Joe James and Everett James; and two sisters, Euda James Daniels and Sue James Holiday.

She was preceded in death by one son, Milford Earl Burrows; one sister, Fern James Helmick; and one brother, Mike James.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Nathan Copen officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

MESTIL RICHARDS

Mestil L. Richards, 84, of Walker, died Monday, Mar. 19, 2012, at Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg.

She was born in Smithville, the daughter of the late Okey and Lola Cox Kirby.

She was a homemaker and had formerly worked at Pine View Nursing Home and Rubber Crafters, Smithville, and took care of elderly patients in her home. She was a charter member of South Side Baptist Church, Harrisville.

Surviving are two sons, Raymond O. Richards of Hertfort, N.C., and Larry G. Richards of Walker; two sisters, Betty Wagner of Big Springs and Wanda Moore of Magadore, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Richards; one son, Steve M. Richards; two sisters, Colleen Gainer and Maxine Eagle; and two brothers, Dennis Willard Kirby and Glennis Kirby.

A Service of Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Mike Sprouse and Pastor Mike Kirby officiating, and burial in Fluharty Cemetery, Leading Creek. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ROBERT EDWARD ‘Bobby’ SWISHER

Robert Edward “Bobby” Swisher, 56, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Opal Buck Swisher and the late Robert Ebb Swisher.

He was a 1974 graduate of Calhoun County High School and retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and Grantsville Lodge #40, AF&AM.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Marcia Radabaugh Swisher; one daughter, Tiffany Swisher of Grantsville; one grandson, Landon Summers of Grantsville; one brother, Calvin Swisher of Parkersburg; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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

 

HANIE LANE

Hanie Lane, 98, of Nicut, died Thursday, Mar. 8, 2012, at home.

She was the daughter of the late Esta and French Cottrell. She was a homemaker and a member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle, near Grantsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Maxine Edmond-Felter of Massillon, Ohio, and Betty Eddy of Lumberton, N.J.; one son, Roud Lane, Jr., of Bolivar, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roud Lane; one son, Russell F. Lane; and one grandson, David Edmond.

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

 

BETTY SHARON FARRAR

Betty Sharon Farrar, 70, of Glenville, died Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2012.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Wade and Pauline Metz Farrar.

She spent the majority of her life in Calhoun and Gilmer counties, retiring from Waco Oil and Gas, Glenville. She was a member of Minnora Methodist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Karen Mace of Grantsville; six nephews, Wade Mace of Grantsville, Justin Mace and Dennis Farrar, both of Marietta, Ohio, Ron Farrar of Vienna, Chris Farrar of Oswego, Ill., and Scott Farrar of Martinsville, Va.; three nieces, Jordan Mace of Grantsville, Kathy Green of Plainfield, Ill., and Shari Salvatore of Vienna; six great-nephews; and seven great- nieces.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William “Bill” Farrar and James “Jimmy” Farrar.

The service will be private. Burial will be in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora.

 

JUANITA MAE COTTRILL

Juanita Mae Cottrill, 78, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Mar. 12, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Wesley and Vina Marks Harris.

She worked at B.F. Goodrich, Grantsville, for 18 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Wanda L. Bennett of Omaha, Neb., and Nina J. Jones of Glenville; three sons, Leroy E. Starcher of Leroy, Howard E. Starcher of Speedwell, Tenn., and Bobby Joe Cottrill of Big Springs; four sisters, Hester Brant of Lake City, Fla., Ruth Parsons of Canton, Ohio, Evelyn Roberts of Parkersburg and Jean Parsons of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Don Harris of Arnoldsburg and Chester Harris of Jellico, Tenn.; 11 grand-children, Glenn Miller, Danny Bennett, Caroleen Toth, Yvonne McQuinn, Johnny Kessler, Carrie Swigart, Howard E. Starcher, Jr., Misty Bennett, Jeremy McCumbers, Jesse Sampson and Jessica Jeffrey; and 15 great-grandchildren, David Leicear, Jerry Mullins, Eathan and Sophie Swigart, Krista, Erin and Raven Burhans, Haylee and Ivan Starcher, Jordan and Katie McCumbers, Dalton and Hunter McQuinn, and Marissa and Chelsie Jeffrey.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Okey E. Starcher; her second husband, Cyril H. Cottrill; one infant daughter, Marie Starcher; and one brother, Carl Harris.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ELSIE LOUISE DAVIS

Elsie Louise Davis, 81, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012, at her residence.

She was born in Adam, the daughter of the late Dennis and Golda Roberts Starcher.

She retired from Corning Glass after 22 years of service. She was a member of Gihon Tabernacle.

Surviving are one son, Roger Lee Davis; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and special aunt, Minnie Zinn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Davis, and two brothers, Charles Starcher and Howard Starcher.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Wayne Boone officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

BARBARA NICHOLAS

Barbara J. Nicholas, 63, of Orma, died Friday, Mar. 2, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late William R. Finkenbinder and Teresa Wears Norman.

She was a former employee of Kellwood Co., Miletree Nursing, Spencer Veneer and Nichols Graphics, all of Spencer, and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Wesley Nicholas; one son, John Nicholas; one daughter, Lisa Cain; two brothers, Timothy Finkenbinder and David Greathouse; two sisters, Diana Sampson and Linda Dorsey; four grandchildren, Kelsea Lynch, Wesley Nicholas, Logan Cain and Marah Cain; and two great- grandchildren, Payten Cain and Zaelyn Cain.

She was preceded in death by her twin brother, William R. Finkenbinder, Jr., and two infant brothers.

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

 

ALBERT BALL

Albert J. Ball, 83, of Big Springs, died Friday, Mar. 2, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jasper and Olive Johnson Ball.

He was retired from Hertz Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, and raised and trained beagle dogs.

Surviving are his wife, Greta Ball; two daughters, Jeanette Tingler of Big Springs and Lou Ann Surber of Poca; one son, Rodney Ball of Bale, N.C.; one brother, Denzil Ball of Big Bend; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

 

DOROTHY IRENE RHOADES

Dorothy Irene Rhoades, 73, of Glenville, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Harlan and Louise Pratt Hough.

She was a graduate of Glenville High School and Glenville State College, and received her master’s degree from West Virginia University. She worked for Dept. of Health and Human Resources before beginning her 31-year teaching career. She taught at Sand Fork, Tanner and Gilmer County High School and was principal at Tanner Elementary and Troy Elementary, where she retired July 31, 2000. She was currently a member of Gilmer County Board of Education and West Virginia Retired Teachers Association and attended the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, Fermen L. Rhoades, whom she married Aug. 21, 1956; two sons, Fermen L. “Skip” Rhoades II of Glenville and Jack M. Rhoades of Vienna; one grandson, Kevin Rhoades of Glenville; one brother, Donald Hough of Pennsboro; two sisters, Helen McClain of Ravenswood and Patty Shaver of The Villages, Fla.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Robin L. Rhoades Stalnaker, on Nov. 10, 2007.

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

 

ROSALIE REA

Rosalie Rea, 84, of Marietta, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 4, 2012.

She was born at Big Bend, the daughter of John Wade and Lora Richards Kellar.

She was a homemaker and caregiver and a member of Grace Baptist Church, Devola, Ohio.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne Eugene Bennett of Marietta and John Ottie Rea of Caldwell, Ohio; two daughters, Rosie Mae Bennett Howell of Wilmington, N.C., and Virginia G. Rea Boney Dudley of Caldwell; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Lee Bennett; her second husband, Eugene Ronald Rea; four brothers, David Kellar, Thurman Kellar, Charles Kellar and Richard Kellar; and three sisters, Virginia G. Kellar Bennett, Hazel Kellar Kendall and Laura Kellar.

 Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta, with Pastor Robert Cosgray of Morgan Baptist Church officiating, and burial in Dalzell Cemetery.

 

SHIRLEY HOMER ‘Buck’ TANNER

Shirley Homer “Buck” Tanner, 70, of Millstone, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at The Arbors, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born on Mud Fork, the son of the late William Andrew Tanner and Vena Evelyn Jarvis Tanner.

Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Yost and Kathleen Hamilton; four grandchildren, Jonathon Tanner, Keri and Brian Yost and Timothy Cyrus; two great-grandchildren, Skylar Tanner and Jayden McCray; five brothers, Richard Austin Tanner, William Preston Tanner, Allen Franklin Tanner, Gregory Carroll Tanner and Jeffrey Lee Tanner; five sisters, Donnie Jean Moore, Zelma May Long, Patricia Sue Armstead, Martha Ellen Copley and Hope Renah Tanner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dwight M. Tanner, and one sister, Helen Ruth McCune.

Cremation will be scheduled later.

 

ELSIE WALLBROWN

Elsie Wallbrown, 86, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, Parkersburg.

She was born in New Castle, England, the daughter of the late George and Olive Brown Richardson.

She was a homemaker and had worked at Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and Spencer Dept. Store and O.J. Morrisons, Spencer. She attended Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Dale Wallbrown; one daughter, Carol Jarvis of Parkersburg; one grandson, Jay Jarvis of Hickory, N.C.; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews in England.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Richardson and George Richardson, and four sisters, Olive, Norma, Lilly and Agness.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

 

DORA STARCHER

Dora E. Starcher, 93, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Marion County, the daughter of the late Emmons C. Shafer and Ida Miner Shafer.

She was a member of Calhoun County chapter of Red Hat Society, active supporter of Calhoun County Library and member of Calhoun County High School Alumni Association.

Surviving are four daughters, Betty Wild, Cathy Ruckman, Becky Lance and Bobbi Gregoire; six grandsons, Mike Cowger, Rob Ruckman, Russ Ruckman, Corey Lance, Ryan Lance and Justin Gregoire; six granddaughters, Cindy Wilson, Kim Wild, Pam Cowger, Megan Meluch, Jennifer Meluch and Stephanie Lance; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Starcher; two sisters; two brothers; and one granddaughter.

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

 

DARLENE MARIE ROGERS

Darlene Marie Rogers, two-month-old infant daughter of Ordie J. Rogers, Jr., and Ashley N. Kreh of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Charleston.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one brother, Christian Hank Rogers; one half-sister, Hannah Grace Rogers; maternal grandparents, Wendy Kaphart of Virginia and Robert Kreh III of Maryland; paternal grandparents, Ordie Rogers, Sr., and Mina Lou Rogers of Chloe; great-grandparents, Frances and Penny Darlene Rinehart of Mt. Zion; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Chris Stout officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Beech.

 

GARY GENE BOWERS

Gary Gene Bowers, 49, of Spencer, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of Edna Mace Bowers of Arnoldsburg and the late Donzel Gene Bowers.

He had worked in the oil fields and at body shops.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one sister, Sharon Richards of Spencer; one niece, Angela Dever; and one great-nephew, Dakota Dever.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Jones Bowers.

Per his request, the body was cremated.

 

WANETTA ROGERS

Wanetta Rogers, 73, of Massillon, Ohio, died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Cecil and Nellie Sampson.

She retired from Heinz Foods, Massillon, after 27 years of service.

Surviving are five sons, John Rogers, Gearl Rogers, Ronnie Rogers, Tony Rogers and Gary Rogers; two daughters, Carolyn Talkington and Cheryl Rogers; 15 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; and one brother, George Sampson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurl Rogers; one daughter, Rose Rogers; four brothers, Delmar Sampson, Wesley Sampson, Bill Sampson and Bernard Sampson; and one half-sister, Florence Rogers.

Services were held at Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, Massillon.

 

PATRICIA ARNOLD

Patricia J. Arnold, 64, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Marmet Nursing Home.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest Gerald Stump and Thelma Cox Stump of Grantsville.

She was a 1966 graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended Parkersburg Beauty School.

Surviving are three sons, Joshua Arnold, U.S. Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman, Jason Arnold, Master Sergeant U.S. Air Force, and Andrew Arnold of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Margaret Anne Snyder of Charleston; and one brother, James V. Stump of Troutville, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Edwin Arnold of Columbus, Ohio.

A private memorial service was planned later at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Charleston.

 

DOROTHA ‘Dian’ JAMES

Dorotha “Dian” James, 63, of Silver Springs, Fla., formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at her home.

She was born at Shock, the daughter of the late Dennis E. and Flossie A. Cottrill Simmons.

Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer Hendrick of Silver Springs; one son, Jimmy James of Carrollton, Ga.; two granddaughters; two sisters, Della Starcher of Grantsville and Alma Graffius of Mt. Zion; five brothers, David of Ravenswood, Danny of Winchester, Tenn., Allen of Millwood, Johnny of Carrollton and Donald of Mt. Zion; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil James, on Nov. 17, 2011; one sister, Deloris K. Simmons; and one infant brother, Billy M. Simmons.

At her request, the body was cremated. Memorial service will be held at a later date for the immediate family at Cottrill Cemetery, Gilmer County.

 

ROBERTA RUTH WEST WUNDERLICH

Roberta Ruth West Wunderlich, 70, of Cutler, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

She was born at Revere, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Arley and Iva Boyce Bush.

She was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, David W. Wunderlich, whom she married Nov. 15, 2005; four sons, Greg West, Jeff West, William West and Mike West; three step-sons, Jason Wunderlich, Jesse Wunderlich and Jeremy Wunderlich; two brothers, Clatus Bush of Williamstown and Donald Bush of Tanner; two sisters, Christine Miner of Williamstown and Donna Grogg of Glenville; nine grand-children; two great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

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

 

VONDA KNICELY

Vonda L. Knicely, 61, of Mt. Run, near Rosedale, Braxton County, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, at her home.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of Guy Holbrook of Oklahoma and Emogene Barnhouse of Tennessee.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, William B. Knicely; three sons, James Knicely and William Knicely, both of Spencer, and Guy Knicely of Looneyville; one daughter, Loretta Evans of Corbin, Ky.; five sisters, Jettie Kinneman and Linda Holbrook of Oklahoma, Loretta McMichaels and Brenda Neil, both of Tennessee, and Sheila Holbrook of Georgia; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Knicely Cemetery, Elmira.

 

PATRICIA KAY ‘Patsy’ MITCHELL

Patricia Kay “Patsy” Mitchell, 71, of Sissonville, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Sissonville.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late William Alton Simonds and Mildred Ellen Lee Simonds.

Born with no legs, she attended West Virginia Rehabilitation Center, Institute, where she received her first legs. She and her sister opened Simonds Sisters Sewing Shop, Dunbar, and she was a former switchboard operator for Holly Hotel, Charleston, and adopted and cared for many children, some with AIDS, in Kentucky. She won the Miss W.Va. Wheelchair Contest, allowing her to ride in several parades. After retirement, she and her husband moved back to Campbells Creek, near Charleston. She took care of her brother, Sam, until she became too sick to do so.

Surviving are her husband, David Null, whom she met in a nursing home; one brother, Charles Alton Simonds of Summersville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy V. Withrow Sigmon and Betty Short, and two brothers, Samuel Simonds and Charles Alton Simonds.

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

 

DOROTHY GAE ROGERS

Dorothy Gae Rogers, 76, of Beech, near Orma, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Ray and Mamie Morehead.

Surviving are her three sons, Billie Rogers of Orma and Robert E. McCauley and Ronald McCauley, both of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Cindy Moats and Gayle Sue McCauley, both of Spencer; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Rogers; two sisters; one brother; and one granddaughter.

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

 

ALEXZANDER JAMES MARCUM

Alexzander James Marcum, 10, of Elkview, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House after a nine-month battle with brain cancer.

Surviving are his adoptive parents, Kimberly Marcum and Sonny Marcum; his maternal mother, Amanda Bowling; grand-parents, James David and Lorene Hathaway; three sisters, Kristina Marcum, Brittany Marcum and Michelle Yost; cousins, Hayden Yost and Waylen O’Dell; and many other family and friends, including in the Calhoun County area.

He was preceded in death by a cousin, Hunter Andrew Nicely.

Services were held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview, with Pastor Lee Swor and Pastor Cliff Curry officiating. Burial was in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

 

DELBERT LEE ‘Dock’ KING

Delbert Lee “Dock” King, 89, of Orma, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at home.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late Dwight and Mary E. Parsons King.

He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Fairview Memorial Freewill Church, Orma.

Surviving are three daughters, Darlene White and husband Cary of Leroy, Audra Marks and husband Ed of Orma and Sherry Patterson of Orma; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Elmer “Westfall” King of Big Bend.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel B. Dickey King.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church, with Pastor Tom Law officiating. Burial was in Orma UMC Cemetery.

 

ANNA LEE JONES

Anna Lee Jones, 89, of Cox’s Mill, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Columbus, N.C.

She was born at Tanner, the daughter of the late Asa B. Vannoy and Leafy Wilson Vannoy. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a former Gilmer County elementary school teacher. She was a founder of the first 4-H Club in Gilmer County.

Surviving are one son, Kevin Jones of Cox’s Mill; two daughters, Lisa Koger of Columbus and Belita Mullinax of Grand Junction, Colo.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldred Lee Jones; one brother, Jack Vannoy; and one sister, Sue McCartney.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ron Chesser officiating. Burial was in New Mt. Olive Cemetery.

 

ROBERT GODFREY

Robert L. Godfrey, 88, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three daughters, Eula Starcher of Parkersburg, Connie Harris of Covington, Va., and Linda Saxton of North Carolina; two sons, Jerry Godfrey and Gary Godfrey, both of Mt. Zion; and one sister, Vera Conrad of Spencer.

Private burial was held in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

FLORENCE BALL MEADOWS

 Florence Ball Meadows, 84, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late James Wesley Ball and Georgia Ward Ball Stump of Grantsville.

Survivors include one brother, French A. Stump, and two sisters, Geraldine Hupp and Virginia Stump Bland.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald R. Ball.

Services were held at Fortuna Funeral Home, Cleveland. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

 

GENEVA FRESHOUR LYNN

Geneva Freshour Lynn, 89, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at The Arbors, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Five Forks, the daughter of the late Alvy and Lona Snyder Freshour.

She was a graduate of Belpre High School and had worked at BF Goodrich, Corning Glass and American Viscose/FMC, where she retired after 25 years of service. She was a member of Parkersburg B&O veterans employee association, Order of Eastern Star - Parkersburg Chapter 14, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Bethany Shrine 4 and Mullen Baptist Church, Belpre.

Surviving are one daughter, Diana Lynn Balderson of Rockport; one son, Randy Lynn of Reno, Ohio; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry “Jack” Lynn, and devoted friend, Blaine Church.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Kent Lowther and Pastor Lester Morgan officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

HOWARD RAFFERTY

Howard Rafferty, 72, of Rt. 5 East of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at his home.

He was born at Holts Run, Gilmer County, the son of the late Clark and Beryl Radabaugh Rafferty.

He was a retired machinist and a pilot, and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Sheryl Rafferty; two sons, Mathew of Akron, Ohio, and Ben of Grantsville; one daughter, Erin Sorencen of Corona, Calif.; one sister, Judy Malloney of Little River, S.C.; one brother, Gary Rafferty of Barberton, Ohio; and his step-mother, Doris Vineyard Rafferty.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ron Rafferty.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Rev. Gene Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Turner Cemetery, Lockney. Visitation will be held Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., at the church.

 

JAMES MORFORD GARRETSON

James Morford Garretson, 90, of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Oscar Lee and Dollie Jackson Garretson.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a World War II veteran. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service, Grantsville, and was a former employee of the Calhoun County Board of Education. He was a member of American Legion, Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg, and Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Leisure of Parkersburg and Susan J. Garretson of Ceredo; one son, James Lee Garretson of Grantsville; one step-daughter, Delores Leggett of Columbus, Ohio; two step-sons, Robert Bower of Howell, Mich., and Roy D. (Dink) Bower of Little Creek; one niece, Dorothy Jean Turley of Hurricane; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nona Bower Garretson, and one sister, Juanita Garretson Reese.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

MICHAEL WILLIAM JONES

Michael William Jones, 62, died on his farm in Chloe in January.

He was a resident of Akron when he retired in 2004 after a 30-year construction career with Laborers Local 894. He was a union steward and member of the elections board with Local 894.

Surviving are his mother, Irene Jones of Greensboro, N.C.; one brother, Eric Jones of Lewisville, N.C.; and his friend, Obe.

Cremation has taken place.

 

BARBARA ANN PALMER

Barbara Ann Palmer, 76, of Chloe, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at CAMC General Hospital.

She was retired from Palmer Contracting, Fairfax County, Va. She was a 17-year resident of Chloe.

Surviving are her husband, Walter Palmer; two sons, Michael Palmer of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Gregory Palmer of Lake Oswego, Ore.; three daughters, Sheila Ward of Dayton, Va., Melissa Spencer of Broadway, Va., and Tammy Johnson of Harrisonburg, Va.; one sister, Peggy Ford of Fort Worth, Tex.; one brother, Tommy Ollar of Texas; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Timothy Palmer, Steven Palmer and Terry Palmer.

Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Shawnee, Okla.

 

ELODINE ‘Deanne’ MAZE SHIELDS

Elodine “Deanne” Maze Shields, 86, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Emeritus, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Annamoriah, the daughter of the late Lesse and Ethel Jones Maze.

She worked as a food hostess at various stores in the Parkersburg area. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for Troop 106 for six years and youth leader at Pleasant View Church for five years. She was a member of 7th Street United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, and served as secretary of the Crusaders Sunday School class. In addition, she was Chairman of the “Leper Fund” at the church.

Surviving are two daughters, Sue Hoselton of Parkersburg and Donna DeBrular of Washington; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Olive Phillips of Belpre, Ohio; one brother, Robert Maze of Texas; one foster brother, Ralph Speece of Oklahoma; one foster sister, Ada Ribbett of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Charles Shields, whom she married Nov. 7, 1943; one grandson, Sean Michael Hoselton; three brothers, Wilbert Maze, Edward Maze and Hugh Maze; and one sister, Delma Wentz.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Dr. Randall A. Kochersperger and Rev. L. Norman Butler officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

ROGER LEE GODFREY

Roger Lee Godfrey, 64, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arlan and Mary Davis Godfrey.

Surviving are two sons, Roger Godfrey, Jr., and Jimmy D. Godfrey, both of Spencer; two daughters, Mary Shaffer of Glenville and Brenda Godfrey of Grantsville; seven grandchildren, Tristan and Kaitlyn McCartney, Shyanne Taylor Godfrey, Jimmy D. Godfrey, Dakota Godfrey, Briana Godfrey and Abigale Godfrey; and several brothers and sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gene Johnson officiating, and burial in Little Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Spencer. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

SARAH BETH McATEE

Sarah Beth McAtee, 32, of Spencer, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at her residence, from injuries received in a house fire.

She was the daughter of Gary Allan and Sheila Dawn Jeffery Miller of Spencer.

She was a 1998 graduate of Roane County High School and a shift supervisor at Wendy’s Restaurant, Spencer.

Surviving are her husband, Michael A. McAtee; two sons, Michael D. McAtee and Zachary A. McAtee, both at home; one daughter, Desiree Dawn Alvis-Browning, at home; three sisters, Rebecca Williams, Michelle Miller and Stacy Miller, all of Spencer; father and mother-in-law, John and Frances Rush of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

 

HARRY JAMES WOOD

Harry James Wood, 61, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Charleston Area Medical Service, General Division.

He was born at Stumptown, the son of the late Denver James and Mollie Catherine Shaffer Wood.

He was employed by Flying “W” Plastics, Glenville, and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Justin Keith Wood of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Darrell Wood and Gerald Wood, both of Shock; one sister, Charlottee Wood of Orlando; several nephews and nieces; and family friend and “adopted” grandmother, May Kendall.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kevin James Wood.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Vernon Kerns and Lewis Villers officiating. Burial will be in Wood Family Cemetery, Bear Fork, near Stump-town. Visitation will be held Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, Apr. 7, at graveside.

 

CRYSTAL HELEN SMITH

Crystal Helen Smith, 37, of Millstone, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of George John Triska of Bedford, Ohio, and the late Margaret Wright Suttle.

She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Baptist Church, Arnoldsburg, and had worked in the children’s day care center.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Frederick Daniel Smith; one daughter, Autumn Smith; two sisters, Misty Robinson of Ft. Polk, La, and Gatha Seldomridge of Parkersburg; and her grandmother, Eloise Nichols of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Sonya Triska.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 18, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mark Dudley officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

EMOGENE RIGGS SHAFFER MILLER

Emogene Riggs Shaffer Miller, 83, of Clarksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lester Merlin and Ethel Bell George Riggs.

She was a legal secretary for most of her life. She attended Bryner Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Rev. David K. Shaffer of Clarksburg and Michael E. Shaffer of Newport News, Va.; three sisters, Willadean Poling, Evelyn Ferrell and Maxine Duskey; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen E. Miller; first husband, Ernest Keith Shaffer; one brother, Lester Merlin Riggs; and three sisters, Ellodean Law, Irene Basnett and Geraldine Riggs.

Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Mar. 24, 11 a.m., at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

 

GERALD LEE BALL

Gerald Lee Ball, 75, of Davisville, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at his residence

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Paris and Goldie Kerby Ball.

He retired from the U.S. Army as a master sergeant with 32 years of service and from W.Va. Dept. of Highways with 22 years of service. He was a member of SH Kwan Tae-Kwon-Do Academy and earned his second-degree black belt. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Vienna.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Loretta Marie Ball; three sons, Michael Ball of Marysville, Wash., Andrew Ball of Firestone, Colo., and Gerald D. Ball of Vienna; two step-sons, Robert Lee Lockhart of Catlettsburg, Ky., and Steve Lockhart of Davisville; eight grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Mitchel Ball, and two step-grandsons, Andrew Lockhart and Adam Lockhart.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. John T.R. Powell and Rev. Lloyd Mayes officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, with military honors by American Legion Post 15.

 

INA LAWTON

Ina R. Lawton, 67, of Milan, Ind., died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at home.

She was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the daughter of Nora Minney Lawton of Stumptown and the late Raymond O. Lawton.

Surviving are three sons, Raymond Dale Hartmann of Hamilton, Ohio, Lee Michael Hartmann of Milan, Ind., and Christopher Sean Hartmann of Fairfield, Ohio; one daughter, Sheri Dawn Hartmann of Dillsboro, Ind.; one sister, Janet Galaska of Stumptown; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and special friend, William David Profitt of Fairfield.

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

 

MABEL ARZETTA JONES

Mabel Arzetta Jones, 96, of Big Springs, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Johnnie and Emily Deems Furr.

Surviving are two daughters, Nellie Edgell of Harrisville and Shirley Todd of Delaware; five sons, Robert Jones and Roger Jones, both of Glenville, Don Jones of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, Olen Jones of Big Springs and Glen Jones of Troy; two grandchildren, whom she raised, Arzetta Raines of Camden and Debbie Miller of Big Springs; and several additional grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jones; one son, Wayne Jones; and one granddaughter, Crystal Jones.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial will be in McGuffey Cemetery, Elizabeth. Visitation will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

CHARLES DOUGLAS O’NEAL

Charles Douglas O’Neal, 78, of Chloe, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Wake County, N.C., the son of the late Robert Roy O’Neal and Willa Carter O’Neal.

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

Surviving are one son, Charles Dewayne O’Neal of Chloe; one brother, Robert Lance O’Neal of Wake Forest, N.C.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vesta O’Neal, and one sister, Margert O’Neal.

Military rites by American Legion Post, Spencer, were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in King Cemetery, Chloe.

 

CARL JAMES LUZADER

Carl James Luzader, 85, of Sand Fork, died Sunday, Jan. 15,  2012, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Raymond and Melvie Danley Luzader.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a coal miner. He retired from West Virginia Dept. of Highways as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Sand Fork Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Jean Lowther, whom he married Apr. 15, 1950; two daughters, Kathy Chapman and husband Darrell of Mt. Olive, N.C., and Diana Langford and husband Jim of Chloe; two sons, Billy Joe Luzader and wife Shae of Grafton, Ohio, and James “Randy” Luzader and wife Sherry of Sand Fork; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Tom Luzader of Glenville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Roscoe Luzader, Aaron Luzader, Raymond Luzader, Danley Luzader and Jennings Luzader, and three sisters, Evelane Miller, Annabell Luzader and Catherine Williams.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves and Pastor Phil Wilson officiating. Burial was in Hiney Cemetery, Linn.

 

PATRICIA JEAN BLAIR DUFFY

Patricia Jean Blair Duffy, 74, of Plum Borough, Pittsburgh, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.

She was born at Big Bend, the daughter of the late Dorsey Blair and Pearl Blair.

She was a 1956 graduate of Calhoun County High School and worked with children at Riverview Children’s Center, Verona, Pa.

Surviving are two sons, William J. Duffy, Jr., and Michael A. Duffy; three grandchildren; two brothers, Douglas Joe Blair and Charles Blair; one sister, Ruth Ann Reeves; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William James Duffy, Sr., and one daughter, Roberta L. Duffy.

Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Church, with burial in Plum Creek Cemetery.

 

CHESTER RAY PARSONS

Chester Ray Parsons, 61, of Tanner Creek Road, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Arnoldsburg.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Delbert and Geneva Harris Parsons.

As a youth, he attended Chestnut Lick Baptist Church.

Surviving are eight sisters, Lenora “Sis” Miller, Greta Peters and Gena “Kay” Peters, all of Glenville, Hallie Minney of Sand Fork, Cora Kimes of New Haven, Wanda Accord of Beckley, Patricia Knisley of Spencer and Madeline Duskey of Tanner; four brothers, Jack Parsons and Bobby Parsons, both of Lockney, Jessie Parsons of McFarlan and Steve Parsons of Glenville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Pearl Parsons, and one brother, Eddie Parsons.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pastor Randy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the mortuary.

 

BLAIR BRADY

Blair Brady, 83, of Walker Road, Rosedale, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Elbert S. and Josephine Boone Brady.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of 20 year, serving in World War II and the Korean War, and retiring in 1967. He also retired from construction as a heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Ihlefeld Brady, whom he married on Apr. 30, 1955; three sons, Kenneth James Brady of Washington, Michael Brady of Sutton and Timothy Brady of Charlottesville, Va.; one daughter, Karen Steiner of Little Birch; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Brock Brady of Shock and Borden Brady of Texas; and one sister, Bernice Rogers of Baltimore, Md.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard Brady and Blaine Brady, and two sisters, Beulah Bailey and Barbara Sauor.

At his request, he was cremated, with no services.

 

KENNETH ‘Buddy’ STALNAKER

Kenneth R. “Buddy” Stalnaker, 72, of Marietta, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Fenton Kenneth and Ruth Kunklar Stalnaker.

He attended Calhoun County Schools and worked for Ohio Dept. of Transportation for 30 years as assistant superintendent before retiring Mar. 31, 1997.

Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Ella Louise (Eloise) Quick Stalnaker; three sons, Calvin Stalnaker and Kevin Stalnaker, both of Marietta, and Jeff Stalnaker of Grove City, Ohio; one daughter, Joyce Thompson of Marietta; one step-son, Robert Sturm of Parkersburg; one step-daughter, Debbie Davis of Newport, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Jewell of Tucson, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Wright; infant grandson, Calvin Stalnaker, Jr.; and one granddaughter, Riley Marie Stalnaker.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, with entombment in East Lawn Mausoleum. Visitation will be held Friday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

DOROTHY KIGHT

Dorothy Kight, 71, of Tanner, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Harrisville.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Denver and Ruth Barker Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy and Charlene of Ohio; one son, Robert of Colorado; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Kight; four brothers, Arley, Arnet, Henry and Oren; and one sister, Naomi Ford.

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

 

ARLENA HICKS

Arlena Hicks, 81, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ferris and Hallie Stump.

Surviving are one daughter, Loraine Bailey of Statesville, N.C.; two sons, Harless Eugene “Bud” Hicks of Vandale Fork, near Spencer, and Edward Dorell Hicks of Stinson; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Leon of Beaver Falls, Pa.; and one sister, Ella Elliott of Millstone.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Darrus Hicks; one son, Paul Edward Hicks; four sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Lester Tanner officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Beech.

 

MELVIN COTTRELL

Melvin Cottrell, 67, of Crummies Creek, near Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at home.

He was born at Crummies Creek, the son of the late Noah and Fronia Jones Cottrell.

He was employed in pipeline construction and as a mechanic in auto and heavy equipment.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Patricia Elaine Groves Cottrell; one daughter, Lisa Thomas and husband Roger of Parkersburg; one son, Gregory Paul and wife Kristen of Crummies Creek; four grandchildren, Cody Cottrell of Fairmont, Cameron Cottrell of Crummies Creek, Tiffany Davis and husband Marcus of Mt. Zion and Tyler Lee of Sand Ridge; two great-grandchildren, Albany and Baron Davis of Mt. Zion; eight sisters, Greta Bargeloh and Mildred McBride, both of Parkersburg, Freda Mae Falls Bugden of Arnoldsburg, Vera Johnson and Carol Summers, both of Crummies Creek, Loretta Bishop and Connie Hoskins, both of Spring Run, and Kathy Starcher of Elizabeth; five brothers, Donald Cottrell of West Lafayette, Ohio, Calvin Cottrell of Siers Run, David Cottrell and Gerald Cottrell, both of Arnoldsburg, and Randall Cottrell of Spring Run; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Following cremation, a memorial service was held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glenville McBride, Jr., and Rev. Glenville McBride, Sr., officiating. Burial was in Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

 

DORIS LOUISE SAUNDERS

Doris Louise Saunders, 77, of Spencer, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Summa Barberton Hospital, Barberton, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Cecil Cleo and Dessell Tanner Wright.

She was a retired lab assistant for St. Thomas Medical Center, Akron, Ohio.

Surviving are three sons, Dale Bennett of Ohio, Allen Bennett of Alabama and Othel Bennett of Barberton; 12 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild; three brothers, Willard Wright of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Darrell Wright and Gerald Wright, both of Calhoun County; and five sisters, Eva Harbaugh of Pennsylvania, Hazel Nichols of Spencer, Linda Staton of Grantsville, Marie Dotson of Florida and Virginia Holbert of Belpre, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Darrell Bennett and John Saunders; one son, Glenn Bennett; one daughter, Donna Comedi; two grandsons, Cole Charles Bennett and Nicholas Lee Bennett; two brothers, Stanley Wright and Cecil Wright; and two sisters, Mary Sue Goodrich and Dottie Lou Wright.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., in John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Husk Cemetery, Husk Ridge, Calhoun County. Visitation will be held Friday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

DONALD BUSCH

Donald M. Busch, 74, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, Parkersburg.

He was born at Big Bend, the son of the late Ray Maxwell (Max) and Theresa Lynch Busch.

He was a 1956 graduate of Calhoun County High School. While in high school, he began working with the family excavating business, R.M. Busch Excavating, and became known for his skill in operating excavating equipment. After receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he joined his father and brother as a heavy equipment operator with Max Busch, Inc. Upon retirement of his father in 1978, he and his brother formed Busch Crane Rental, Inc., and operated throughout West Virginia and Ohio until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 132, AFL-CIO, 50-year member of Mt. Olivet Lodge #3, AF&AM, 32nd degree member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and Nemesis Temple of the Shrine.

Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Martha Mace Busch; two sons, Gregory T. Busch of Elizabeth and Mansfield, Ohio, and Michael Shawn Busch of Parkersburg; one step-son, Tony L. Lopez of Parkersburg; one brother, Glenn K. Busch of Lubeck; one sister, L. Kathryn (Katie) Slider of Parkersburg; four grand-children; one great-grandson, Gregory Maxwell (Max) Busch of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Loyd Winans and Pastor Dave Cumpston officiating. Entombment was in Chapel of Peace, Sunset Memory Gardens, with Masonic graveside honors by Mt. Olivet Lodge #3, AF&AM, and military rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

 

SONJA ANN CURRY RAMSEY

Sonja Ann Curry Ramsey, 65, of Glenville, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Joseph Bernard Curry and Zelda Fowler Curry.

Surviving are her husband, Cecil Ramsey; one son, David Curry of Tanner; one daughter, Chrissy Dormeier of Tennyson, Ind.; one sister, Ellen Brady of Wakeman, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Bryan Groves officiating. Burial was in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tanner.

 

WILLIAM HUGH MAZE

William Hugh Maze, 94, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, Parkersburg.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Less and Ethel Jones Maze.

He moved to Ohio in 1930 and was a 1937 graduate of Belpre High School. He married Norma Reed in 1940 and has three daughters, Jan Marchesa of Cape Carol, Fla., Dottie Catheart of Spartanburg, S.C., and Barb Marks of Belpre, Ohio; two sisters, Olive Phillips of Belpre and Ellodene Shields of Parkersburg; one brother, Joe Maze of Texas; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Delma Wentz, and one brother, Edward Maze.

Graveside services were held at Fairview Memory Gardens, Belpre, with Pastor David Ellenwood officiating.

 

ADRIAN KYLE BALL

Adrian Kyle Ball, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.

He was the son of the late Freddie Ball and Ethel Doris Snider Ball.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Germany in the early 1950s. He retired from Metal Seal and Products, Willoughby, Ohio, in 1992, and returned to Calhoun County, where he volunteered for many years as a van driver for the Veterans Administration. He was an active member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Steven Kyle Ball of Willowick, Ohio; one daughter, Wanda Marie Ruple of Indian Trail, N.C.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Freda Whytsell of Grantsville, Delores Byrd of Tanner and Erma Moss of Mentor, Ohio; and one brother, Ernest Ball of Broomstick.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olena Mae Vannoy Ball; two brothers, Wilfred Ball and Freddie Ball, Jr.; and one sister, Earnestine Ball.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM ‘Billy’ BOGGS

William L. “Billy” Boggs, 77, of Canton, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late Ray and Flossie Burrows Boggs.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Brewster Cheese after 35 years of service. He was a member of Faith Community Church, Canton, and attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Kevin Boggs, Keith Boggs and Kent Boggs, and two granddaughters, Kourtney Boggs and Kristina Fousek.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Juanita McCartney, Deloris Mace, Oleta David and Murdayne Pistrowski, and six brothers, Thurl Gunn, Tommy Boggs and four infants.

Services and burial were private.

 

ALICE RICHARDS

Alice J. Richards, 89, of Big Bend, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John Paul Jones and Samantha Kerby Jones.

Surviving are five daughters, Patricia Givens of Walker, Helen Sampson of Millstone, Kathy Morris of Grantsville, Connie Starcher of Ravenswood and Pattie Wilson of Troy; three sons, Jimmy Lee Richards of Big Bend, Oral Richards of Annamoriah and Willard Richards of Big Springs; one sister, Alma Lanham; one brother, Willard Jones; 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Willard Jones; one son, Raymond Richards; one daughter, Anna Mae Richards; one granddaughter, Olema Ann Richards Endicott; one sister, Mary Jones; and three brothers, Lee Jones, Bruce Jones and Harley Jones.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

GERALDINE MARIE ‘Gerry’ BLAIR

Geraldine Marie “Gerry” Blair, 67, of Big Bend, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at her home.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Acie and Dola Parsons Nicholas.

She was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School. Most of her married life was spent living in Ohio, where she and her husband worked at Whirlpool.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Sanford Blair; one daughter, Deanna Blair of Bellefontaine, Ohio; two sons, Allen Blair at home and Mitchell Blair of Bettsville, Ohio; four brothers, Ivan Henderson of Brohard and Russell Burl, Carder Paul and Calvin Glen, all of Bear Run, Orma; five sisters, Nella Jean Yancey of Rosedale, Carlene Frederick of Nobe, Evalene Drake of Clemmons, N.C., Connie Nichols of Canton, Ohio, and Linda McQuain of Sutton; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Velma Jean Frame, and two brothers, Cecil Nicholas and Bernard Nicholas.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

LEON RIGGS

Leon B. Riggs, 92, of Parkersburg, formerly of Hughes Fork, Calhoun County, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at home.

He was the son of the late Locksie Park Riggs and Roxzetta Cooper Riggs.

He retired from Sav-A-Tool after 20 years of service.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathryn Jean Lydick; one son, Jerry Riggs and wife Doris; one granddaughter, Lisa Marks and husband, Darren; one great-grandson, Tyler; one brother, Burl V. Riggs and wife Polly; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Knight Riggs; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services will be held Saturday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

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