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RALPH BARNES

Ralph M. Barnes, 90, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Genesis HealthCare, Parkersburg.

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

 He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 and retired from Monongahela Power Co. after 42 years and six months of service. He was a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Darlene Fallon of Pt. Pleasant, Ohio; one grandson, Seth Fallon of Little Hocking, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren, Jackson Marshall Fallon and Avery Michelle Fallon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Harden Barnes, on Apr. 23, 1991; and five brothers and sisters, Clyde, Bill, Thurl, Pauline and Geraldine.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Plyburn and Pastor Seth Fallon officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, with full military rites by Parkersburg American Legion Post #15.

 

 

GERALD COLLINS

Gerald B. Collins, 77, of Stumptown, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Glenville Center nursing home, Glenville.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of the late Harold and Norma Blackshire Collins.

He was a graduate of the School for the Deaf, Romney, and worked for Kenny Shoe Factory, Glenville.

Surviving are one sister, Darlene Yoak and husband Jim of Parkersburg; one brother, Tony Collins and wife Sue of Stumptown; one niece; and six nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenny Collins.

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

 

DONALD TINGLER

Donald C. Tingler, 82, of Smithville, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roma and Velma Wilt Tingler.

He worked for the former Penn Metal, Vienna, for 21 years and for the former O’Ames Plant 2, Parkersburg, for 33 years. He was a member of Big Island Church and volunteered at the resale shop in Smithville for eight years.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Esta Wyer Tingler; four children, Daniel and Terry Tingler of Mineral Wells, Beverly and Freddie Riddle of Smithville, Kenny and Lori Tingler of Belpre, Ohio, and Doug and Missy Tingler of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren, Leslie Riddle, Jonathan Riddle, Ryan Tingler, Erik Tingler, Josh Tingler, Dusti Tingler, Mindy Kelly, Morgan Tingler Cornell and McKinley Tingler, and several great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Mike Hardbarger officiating. Burial was in Deem Cemetery, Beatrice.

 

EVELYN JOAN ‘Timmy’ STORCK

Evelyn Joan “Timmy” Storck, 93, died  Jan. 24, 2017.

She was the daughter of Charles Emmett Arnold, Sr., and Ethel Blizzard Arnold.

She was a descendant of Simon P. Stump, on whose property the Town of Grantsville was built, and his son, A.H. Stump, who was the first mayor of Grantsville. Her grandmother, Lilly Stump Blizzard, is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

Joan was a founder of the original Art League and a benefactor of Parkersburg Art Center. She was founder of the Bread of Life Fund at First Lutheran Church, where she was a member. She was founder and benefactor of Elizabeth Embelton School of Dance, Parkersburg, and was supportive of her husband and family in their business, Storck Baking Co. She was a member of Junior League of Parkersburg and Parkersburg Country Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Susan Ross and husband Sam and Sally Mazzella and husband Jim; two grandchildren, Joel Mazzella and Ginger Salamida; two step-grandsons, Tres and Spencer Ross; 16 great-grandchildren, Holly, John, Sam and Matt Mazzella, Dominic, Maria, Sarah Clare, Jonathan, Vincent, Gianna, Christopher and Andrew Salamida, and Braeden, Owen, Christian and Ivy Ross; nephews, Charles Arnold, John McIntosh, Jim McIntosh and Jay Coughlin; nieces, Jane Morningstar, Andrea Jansky, Anne Pejovich, Marcia McIntosh and Sally Muldoon; and cousin, Anne Moorhead.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Storck; one brother, Charles Arnold; one sister-in-law, Betty Storck; and four sisters, Betty Coughlin, Sue McIntosh, Mary Louise and Helen Ruth; two grandchildren, Robin Ross and Julia Mazzella; and one nephew, David Coughlin.

Memorial service will be held in the spring in Canaan Valley, Davis, with burial in Evergreen North Cemetery, next to her husband.

 

ADA WILLADEAN McCALLISTER

Ada Willadean McCallister, 76, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Cedar Grove Care, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Charles and Alma Richards Taylor.

She worked in the former Ritchie County Garment Factories and was a member of Hardman Chapel Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Cheryl Lynn Frye of Big Springs; four half-brothers, Jim Bonnett, Harold Bonnett, Robert Bonnett and Roger Taylor; one half-sister, Cathy Eller; and two grandchildren, Dylan Frye and Connor Frye.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leeroy McCallister, on Jan. 18, 2017; three brothers, Cecil Taylor, William Taylor and Charles Taylor II; and two sisters, Maxine Sabatina and Norene Browning.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville.

 

ORVIN FLOYD VILLERS

Orvin Floyd Villers, 77, of Vienna, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Clyde David and Myma Elinor Davis Villers.

He retired from Local #33, as a sheet metal worker.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Cheryl Bunner Villers; two sons, Rodney Villers and Jeff Villers, both of Mineral Wells; one brother, James Villers of Parkersburg; one sister, Thelma Ayers of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Cale.

There will be no services or visitation at Floyd’s request.

 

CHESLEY RAY ‘Buck’ BAILEY

Chesley Ray “Buck” Bailey, 89, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born in Euclid, the son of the late Greely Charles and Losie Gae Arnold Bailey.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Conserver. He was in the Marshall Islands when the atomic bombs were tested. He retired from Johns Manville after 38 years of service as a furnace tender. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Vienna.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Wilma J. Workman Bailey; one daughter, Marsha Florence of Vienna; one son, Kenneth Bailey of Boaz; one brother, Dave Bailey of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Douglas Florence, Kristi Florence, Samuel Bailey and Lance Bailey; and nine great-grandchildren, Andrew, Kate, Asher and Addison Florence and Madelynn, Connor, Aiden, Alaina and Tyler Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Simon and Nancy Jane Arnold, who raised him; five brothers; and seven sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Carolyn Nettles officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

 

ETTALEAN OCIE KERBY

Ettalean Ocie Kerby, 90, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Ferrell and Josie Kerby Sampson.

She retired from Minnie Hamilton Health System.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Parsons and husband Allen; one son, Ronald Kerby and wife Cathy of Grantsville; two sisters, Juanita Plant and Rose Husk, both of Grantsville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert E. Kerby; four sisters, Roxy Chapman, Bernice Sampson, Katheryn Baker and Ulinee Falb; and two brothers, George Sampson and Leon Sampson.

Per her request, the body was cremated, and there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be held in Gibson Family Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

 

EARL DAVID KING

Earl David King, 74, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Amy Lula Queen of Elizabeth and the late Otha King.

 He was a 1959 graduate of Wirt County High School and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from E.I. DuPont in 2000 after 37 years as a mechanic. He went to work at Mingo Bottom Golf Club as a greenskeeper. In 2004, he was part of a group that purchased the course and he helped manage operations until his death. He was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 51 years, Carolyn Pyles King; two daughters, Angela McCue of Elizabeth and Vicki Burrows of Barboursville; four grandchildren, Brittany Allen, Daniel McCue, Seth Burrows and Grant Burrows; one great-grandchild, Caleb Allen; four sisters, Joyce Sims, Jean Houck, Joann King and Jannette Peterman; three brothers, Ernest, Ronzal and Gary; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Janice.

Services were held at Elizabeth Baptist Church, with Pastor Leary VanHorn and Pastor Mark McCloy officiating.

 

REV. MILLARD ‘Gene’ KERBY

Rev. Millard “Gene” Kerby, 84, of Oak Hill, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility, Wellston, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Orval Kerby and Velma B. Carpenter Kerby.

He was a 1950 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a graduate of Salem College, where he earned his degree in pastoral ministries. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War. His first pastoral charge was in 1961 at Grantsville. He served several churches in the West Virginia United Methodist Conference for 37 years until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of American Legion Post and of Harmony Lodge #59, AF&AM, Pennsboro.

Surviving are one son, Randall Kerby of Wellston; two daughters, Sharlene Bailey of Oak Hill and Darlene Phillips of Williamstown; one sister, Mildred Hall of Hartsville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; Fran Wilson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha “Marie” Kerby; one brother, Donald Kerby; and one sister, Helen Kerby.

Services were held at Hur Community Church, with Rev. Harold Duskey officiating. Burial was in Hur Cemetery.

 

GARY ROGER COOPER

Gary Roger Cooper, 63, of Racine, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Clarence and Bessie Maze Cooper.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Teamsters Union Local 505, Huntington.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Engle Cooper, whom he married on Feb. 27, 1971, in Middleport, Ohio; one daughter, Christie Smith of Racine; one son, Gary Lee Cooper of Portland; five grandchildren, Garrett and William Smith and Ella, Lila and Alia Cooper; two brothers, George Cooper of Calhoun County and Jerry Cooper of Parkersburg; special nephew, Fred Engle of Portland; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Racine, with Pastor Mike Codner officiating.

 

ERNIE HARTSHORN

Ernie Hartshorn, 90, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Everett and Josie Sturm Hartshorn.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class aboard the USS Cahaba. He was employed as a welder by Hope Gas and retired from Consolidated Natural Gas with 42 years of service. He was a founding member of Bee Creek Hunting Club, former member of Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept., and member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Nemesis Shrine, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post 200, and National Rifle Association.

Surviving are three daughters, Sharon Lynch of Parkersburg, Kathy Bailey of Grafton and Kelley Houchin and husband Jeff of Arnoldsburg; former son-in-law, Ed Lynch of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren, Jim Lynch and wife Paula of Parkersburg, David Bailey of Shinnston, Shanna Bailey of Charleston, Heather Rosier and husband Nathan of Grafton, Zachary Houchin and Matthew Houchin, both of Morgantown, and Ashley Houchin of Radford, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Katie, Garrett and Nick Lynch of Parkersburg and Hennessey Fourtney and Gabriel and Jasper Rosier, all of Grafton; two great-great-grandchildren, Emery and Eliza Jennings of Parkersburg; honorary daughter, Roberta Rinehart and husband Tommy of Big Bend; one brother, Lennie Earl Hartshorn of Bolt; and one sister, Elah Roberts of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary Helen Wolfe Hartshorn on June 19, 2002;  one infant sister, Ellieve; three brothers, Dayton Hartshorn, Boyd Hartshorn and Glen Hartshorn; and one son-in-law, John Bailey.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

 

NICHOLAS SHANE MURPHY

Nicholas Shane Murphy, 17, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, near his home.

He was born in Jackson, Tenn., the son of Jennifer Starcher of Arnoldsburg and Shane Murphy of Hendersonville, N.C.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his step-father, Tony Starcher of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Haley Murphy of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Joshua Murphy of Hendersonville; one step-brother, Aidan Starcher of Mineral Wells; grandparents, Mike Sinnett of Belpre, Ohio, Cindi Sharp of Lowell, Ohio, and Mike and Mary Murphy of Newport, Ohio; step-grandparents, Lela and Jack Starcher of Arnoldsburg and Bob and Lynda Starcher of Davisville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial service was held in the Calhoun Middle/High School auditorium, with Robert Sinnett officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery.

 

LEEROY McCALLISTER

Leeroy McCallister, 82, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Marietta Center, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Lincoln County, the son of the late Obra and Elizabeth Mines McCallister. He had been a laborer with Local 1085, Parkersburg. He was a United Methodist by faith.

Surviving are his wife, Ada Willadean Taylor McCallister; one daughter, Cheryl Lynn Frye of Big Springs; one brother, Echo McCallister of Clay County; one sister, Dorreen Steele of Ohio; and two grandchildren, Dylan Frye and Connor Frye.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lonnie McCallister, Theodore McCallister, French McCallister and Willie McCallister; and two sisters, Lorene Thomas and Martha Andrick.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville.

 

DENVER PAUL ‘Bunion’ COTTRELL

Denver Paul “Bunion” Cottrell, 71, of Nicut, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

He was born in Calhoun Country, the son of the late Ezra and Ellen Cottrell.

He played Bluegrass music around the state.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Betty Joan Cottrell; on daughter, Angela; one son, Gregory; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Chris Stout officiating. Burial was in McCumbers Cemetery, Mount Run.

 

OKEY DELMAR BAILEY, JR.

Okey Delmar Bailey, Jr., 78, of Minnora, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Cleveland Clinic.

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

He was a retired laborer with G.E. Ray Construction. 

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Wanda Jett Bailey; four children, Barbara Butler, Leslie Bailey, Brenda Siers and Kevin Bailey; six grandchildren, Bobby and Chris Butler, Nathan Bailey, Zach Bailey and Angel and Alisha Siers; three great-grandchildren, Madison and Marissa Butler and Parker Bailey; and one sister, Myrl Bailey. 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hollie Bailey and Basil Bailey, and one nephew, Larry Bailey

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, and burial in Bailey Family Cemetery, Orma. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

JACKIE LEE WATKINS

Jackie Lee Watkins, 75, of Spencer, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at Clay Health Care, Ivydale.

He was the son of the late Glen Bill and Magalene Anderson Watkins.

Surviving are one son, Mike Watkins of Elmira; two grandsons, Nicholas Watkins and Anthony Marks; one granddaughter, Alexis Lynn Watkins; three brothers, Buddy Watkins of Weston and Daris Watkins and Walter Watkins, both of Chloe; and one sister, Mary Ann Marks of Servia.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Lester Tanner officiating. Burial will be in Metheney Schoolhouse Cemetery, Chloe.  Visitation will be held Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

VIRGINIA LEE WAYNE HALL

Virginia Lee Wayne Hall, 85, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Orlando H. and Ruby Wayne.

She was a 1949 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She worked 25 years in a local drug store in Ashland, Ohio, where she and her husband lived for 54 years before moving to South Carolina.

Surviving are her husband, Gareld D. Hall; two daughters, Judy Hall Lapina of Littleton, Colo., and Susan Hall Babb of Greenville, S.C.; five grandchildren, Andrea T. Lapia, Angie L. Hampton, Breanne B. Anderson, Brodie T. Babb and Blaine E. Babb; 13 great-grandchildren, Carson Hampton, Jadd Hampton, Avery Hampton, Esme Anderson, Emory Anderson, Grey Anderson, Noa Anderson, Madelyn Babb, Brodie Babb, Tucker Babb, Mila Babb, William Babb and Graham Babb; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Wayne Wilson; one brother, Billy Joe Wayne; and one grandson, Anthony Wayne Lapina.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville, S.C., with visitation following the service.

 

KATHRYN ‘Kathy’ WOOD

Kathryn G. “Kathy” Wood, 47, of Chloe, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of George Settles and the late Mary Kathryn Ryan-Settles.

 She and her husband were married on July 10, 1997, and they moved to West Virginia in 2000, where she began a career in public service. She worked as the director of Calhoun County OES/911 Center for over 10 years.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Bill; two sons, Bryan Gungle and Sean Gungle; one daughter, Erika Wood; two grandchildren, Embree and Thorin Gungle; her step-mother, Karen Settles; one sister, Mary Francis Waskiewicz; and one brother, George Settles.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary H. Ryan.

Services will be held Friday, 7 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

MURELENE HAMRICK MORRIS

Murelene Nelle Hamrick Morris, 91, of Lakeland, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late John K. and Zana Parsons Hamrick. She moved from Akron, Ohio, to Lakeland in 1988. She was a 1943 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a 1949 graduate of Glenville State College. She was an educator for 37 years in West Virginia and Ohio public schools. She began her teaching career at White Oak School, a one-room schoolhouse with 50 children in grades 1-8. She also taught at Big Run, Red Hill and Douglas and was principal at Orma School for five years. Her father retired after 37 years as a principal and teacher and was then named postmaster at Orma. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Lakeland, where she served in various ministries, including Compassion House.

Surviving are one son, Dr. Greg Morris of Lakeland; four grandchildren, Amanda Marchetti, Joshua Morris, Caleb Morris and Elizabeth-Anne Reilly; and three great-grandchildren, Kabree, Caralyn and Noah.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Carroll, whom she married in Orma Methodist Church on Oct. 7, 1950, with Rev. L.C. Morris officiating; two brothers, Russell Hamrick and Dr. R.G. Hamrick; and one sister, Madeline Hamrick Boren.

Memorial service was held at First Baptist Church at the Mall, Lakeland.

 

SANDRA CAROL MASSAR

Sandra Carol Massar, 76, of East Meigs, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Dinsmore and Eleanor Sturm Boyles. She was a member of the first class to graduate from Eastern High School in 1958, and was the first Prom Queen. She was a homemaker and a member of Alfred Methodist Church, and attended Keno Church of Christ, where she played piano for many years.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Starling Massar; one daughter, Diana Buckley; one son, Charles W. Massar; one sister, Florence Spencer; one brother, Phillip Boyles; two granddaughters, Michelle Turley, Miranda Moore; one grandson, Ben Buckley; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Sharon Guinther Boyles.

Services were held at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Pastor Gene Goodwin officiating. Private burial was in Massar-Koenig Cemetery.

 

GENEVA WILSON

Geneva Wilson, 89, of Big Bend, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was the daughter of the late Francis K. and Lula Starcher Stevens.

Surviving is one daughter, Connie Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Paul E. Wilson, six brothers and two sisters.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, 2 p.m., at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Rev. Tom Law officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

KEVIN WAYNE REED

Kevin Wayne Reed, 44, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his residence.

He was the son of the late David Reed, Sr., and Linda Criss. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are one sister, Chrystal Turner; step-father, Gerald (Pug) Smith; two nieces, Ashley Richards and Abby Turner; two nephews, Brandon Reed and Brian Turner; one great-niece, Aubry Richards; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Reed; one sister, Melinda Reed; one brother, David Reed, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Pearl Reed; maternal grandparents, Freddie and Hellen Kerby; and one great-nephew, Reece Richards.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

 

MARGARET GLADYS REED

Margaret Gladys Reed, 63, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Camden-Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Holly Lee and Shirley Campbell Croston.

Surviving are her husband, Kevin Reed, two sons and one daughter.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one son.

No public services will be held at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

GARNET ERNESTINE MARKS HEVENER

Garnet Ernestine Marks “Doll” Hevener, 96, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

She was the daughter of the late Henry Richard and Lulu Myrtle Moore Marks of Perkins.

She was baptized into Crooked Fork Baptist Church on May 9, 1937, by Elder L.R. Stalnaker, at the same time as her dad, Richard, and sister, Evelyn. She was sworn in as assistant postmaster under her mother at Perkins Post Office on Apr. 22, 1937, when she was 17 and still in high school. She was appointed postmaster at Perkins on January 13, 1979, and retired in October 1992.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Hevener Beall; two sons-in-law, George Rose and Jerry Allen; one brother, Wilbur Marks; one sister, Maxine Marks Johnson; nine grandchildren, Kim Beall Lowther, Richard Beall, Charles Beall, Gary Allen, Randy Allen, Kelly Allen, Amy Allen, Jody Allen and Julie Allen Summers; 11 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Warner Hevener, whom she married on Dec. 22, 1941, in Red House, Md.; one son-in-law, Jackie Beall; one daughter, Janet Hevener Allen; one great-great-grandson, Hogan Short; five brothers, Harold, Bayard, Roland, Ralph and Bobby; and two sisters, Lucille Marks Miller and Evelyn Marks Abahazi.

Services were held at Crooked Fork Baptist Church, Perkins, with Elder Roger Stewart officiating. Burial was in Crooked Fork Bptist Church Cemetery.

 

ROBERT WAYNE HALL

Robert Wayne Hall, 63, of New Albany, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.

He was born in Petersburg, Va., the son of Evelyn and the late Robert Hall.

The family moved to Springfield, Ill., and then Charleston, W.Va.After graduating from Appalachian Bible College, with a degree in pastoral theology, he married and became pastor at Bible Church Movement. After a career as pastor, he pursued a financial planner and manager career with AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co., where he retired at age 40 due to complications of leukemia and a failed bone marrow transplant. He lived the rest of his life with the chronic illness and worked as a retiree for the causes of The Lord. Robert and his wife Mary met with Rev. James Ashworth and Pastor Chris Stout and wife Shawnna, and participated in restoring Mud Fork Church, currently New Beginnings Church. 
    Robert and Mary raised three medically fragile children, who were machine dependent and had significant medical conditions. Out of this personal experience, they ran two businesses, one providing care to people with disabilities and a non-profit foster care agency that served terminally ill children, machine dependent, and children with autism. The Halls are members of Quest Community Church, where he taught Sunday School.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; two children, Robert Wayne Hall, Jr., and Sarah Evelyn Hall, two adopted children, Julie M. Iden and Steven Iden, and Mandale Satterfield; grandchildren, two who he raised, Autumn and Courtney Hall, and Jayden Robert, Ashley, Steven and Kevin Hemsworth and Jessica Hudson; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Mark Hall; two sisters, Linda Clay and Brenda Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews, and family members of Mary.

He was preceded in death by the strongest influence in his life, Robert Hardy Hall of Richmond, Va.; one son, Eric Biel; and one daughter, Kathleen Biel.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at New BeginningsChurch, Mud Fork, 1501 Stinson Road, Chloe. Visitation will be held Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Beginnings Church, Mud Fork, P.O. Box 13, Chloe, WV 25235.

 

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