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GLEN PORTER ROBINSON

Glen Porter “Chief” Robinson, 76, of Lubeck, died Monday, July 18, 2016, at his residence.

 

He was born at Frozen, the son of the late Earl V. Robinson and Minnie B. Lawson Robinson.

 

At the age of seven, his family moved to Tanner, where he lived until joining the U.S. Navy at age 17 in 1957. He retired as Chief Signalman on Dec. 7, 1978, after 22 years of service. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Marietta College in 1981, retired from W.Va. DEP as an oil and gas inspector in 2001, and retired from the Federal EPA as a field inspector in 2005. He was a Third Degree Mason, Coast Guard Reservist, lifetime member of Vietnam Veterans of America, DVA No. 32, Davisville, and VFW.

 

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Virginia Anne Engle; one son, Richard L. Robinson; daughter-in-law, Teresa; one daughter, Kelley S. Hardman; son-in-law, Justin; three grandchildren, Seanna Rose Johnson, Dallas Gray Hardman and Ella Anne Hardman; two sisters, Helen (Lloyd) Keith and Judy (Bill) Hardbarger; sister-in-law, Karey Jo Green; and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by one son, J. Shawn Robinson; two brothers, Vinton R. Robinson and Melvin H. Robinson; and one sister-in-law, Mary Jane Robinson.

 

Services will be held at Thursday, July 21, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., South Parkersburg. As per his request, his remains will be buried at sea. Visitation will be held on Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Another gathering and food will be available immediately after the service in the Meditation Room and Garden. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to DVA No. 32, P.O. Box 173, Davisville, WV 26142. Condolences can be made at  www.lamberttatman.com.

 

 

FREDDIE LOUNETTE STURM

Freddie Lounette Sturm, 94, formerly of Johnson St., Grantsville, and Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at The Wyngate at River’s Edge Senior Living, Proctorville, Ohio.

 

She was born in Houlka, Miss., the daughter of the late Fred and Emma James.

 

She retired from Calhoun County Board of Education and was a member of Order of Eastern Star and First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and North Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Sturm of Huntington and Patricia Propst and husband Mike of Grantsville; one son, Jim Sturm and wife Jean of Proctorville; and four grandchildren, Zachary Propst and wife Nikita of Reader, Carrie Propst of Knoxville, Tenn., Amy Sturm of Huntington and Jason Sturm of Fayetteville.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Sturm, Jr., and one sister, Anna Grace Roberts. Graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at the Sturm Family Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

 

DORMA ALICE HARTSHORN

Dorma Alice Hartshorn, 84, of Grantsville, died Friday, July 22, 2016, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

 

She was born in Shock, the daughter of the late Curtis Ray and Mary Pearl Vanhorn Miller.

 

She had worked at Rubber Fabricators and retired from B.F. Goodrich. She was a member of Shock Church of Christ.

 

Surviving are four sons, Lyle (Judy) of Mineral Wells, Gary (Midge) of Big Bend, Kevin (Stephanie) of Grantsville and Colin (Lorina) of Shock; one daughter, Carol (Harley) Collins of Petroleum; 16 grandchildren, Jessica, Justin, Boyd, Jeremiah, Gabriel, Cade, Clint, Shayna, Michael, Brittany, Loretta, Scott, Jay, Andrew, Jarad and Amanda; 26 great-grandchildren; two brothers, George and Willard; one sister, Herma; and family friend, George Mouser.

 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Rondal, and one daughter-in-law, Susan and husband Boyd in 1994.

 

Services will be held Tuesday, July 26, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial will be in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation will be held Monday, July 25, 6 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, July 26, 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at  www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.  

 

GRACE WAGONER

Grace L. Wagoner, 91, of Big Bend, died Friday, July 22, 2016, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

 

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

 

She was a lifelong member of Spruce Hollow Community Church.

 

Surviving are one son, Gary Wagoner and wife Connie; one daughter, Sharon Haymaker and husband Jim; eight grandchildren, Gary J. Wagoner, Cheryl Richards, Barb Greathouse, Dustin and Stacey Wagoner, Stephen Haymaker, Brian Wagoner and Tara Foster; two sisters, Edna Radcliff of Big Bend and Lily Bush of Parkersburg; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wagoner; one son, Rodney Wagoner; one granddaughter, Rhonda Haymaker; three sisters; and five brothers.

 

Services will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Wagoner Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 27, 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, July 28, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

JANET THOMAS

Janet L. Thomas, 79, formerly of Elizabeth, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Arcadia Nursing Facility, Coolville, Ohio.

 

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lexie K. and Dollie M. Hughes Miller.

 

She was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church, Little Hocking, Ohio.

 

Surviving are two sons, Philip Thomas, Jr. (Beth), of Little Hocking and Richard Thomas (Lottie) of Arnoldsburg; four daughters, Beverly Roberts (Dale) of Coolville, Sandra Harmon (Jim) of Belpre, Cathy Griener (Ron Martin) of New Cumberland and Linda Null (Mike) of Elizabeth; one brother, Johnny Miller of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Wanda L. Miller of Mt. Zion and Mary Riggs of Little Hocking; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip H. Thomas, Sr.; one brother, Donald Miller; and one sister, Barbara Riggs.

 

Services will be held Tuesday, July 26, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., South Parkersburg, with Pastor Ed Beatty officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Monday, July 25, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lamberttatman.com

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