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BILLY DALE GROVES

Billy Dale Groves, 79, of Akron, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Amma Groves and Goldie Matheny.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1956-1963 in Germany and other countries. He worked as a mechanic in Akron, where he lived for the past 60 years.

Surviving are one niece, Gia Senigaglia, and one nephew, Dante D’Ambruoso, both of California; one aunt, Rena Dayton of Barberton, Ohio; several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; and his friend of 40 years, Wanda Lambert, who also took care of him during his battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jean Cina.

Committal service will be held Friday, 12:30 p.m., at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman, Ohio.

 

STELLA BRANNON CHENOWETH

Stella Brannon Chenoweth, 99, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Wyngate Senior Living Community, Parkersburg.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of Weaver H. and Ollie Spencer Brannon.

She retired from Wood County Board of Education after 35 years as an elementary teacher in Calhoun and Wood counties. She was a member of local, state and national teacher’s organizations and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teacher’s organization. She was also a 50-year plus member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, John Roger and wife Marilyn of Houston, Tex., and Frederick Allan of Mineral Wells; one granddaughter, Jane Ann Hudok of Gibsonia, Pa.; three grandsons, John Chenoweth of Orlando, Fla., and Mark Chenoweth and Eric Chenoweth of Houston; two great-granddaughters, Kaitlin and Sloane Hudok; four great-grandsons, Joseph Chenoweth, Sam Chenoweth, Jack Chenoweth and Jake Chenoweth; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, J. Wesley Chenoweth, on Mar. 20, 2008; an infant daughter; two brothers, Ottice Brannon and Selden Brannon; and three sisters, Ivah Campbell, Mae Offutt and Elva Poling Kerby.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Pam Shuman officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

 

FREDA MARION NORMAN

Freda Marion Norman, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Lemuel J. Stemple and Eva Mae Propst-Stemple.

Surviving are her husband of 37 years, John William Norman; four sons, Alfred Starcher of Spencer and Richard Starcher, Tony Starcher and Freddie Starcher, all of Orma; five daughters, Linda Thrasher of Cumberland, Md., Carolyn Carpenter of Arnoldsburg, Kay King of Grantsville and Virginia Starcher and Norma Starcher, both of Orma; one sister, May Hampton of Florence, Ky.; 22 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Eugene Starcher; infant sons, David Starcher and John Dewayne Norman; one brother, Glen Stemple; and five sisters, Ethel Lloyd, Olive Husk, Mabel Wade, Vera Miner and Reta Clark.

Graveside services were held at Nobe Cemetery, with Rev. John Meadows officiating.

 

VERA JUNE NORMAN

Vera June Norman, 80, of Blue Rock, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Autumn Health Care Center, Coshocton, Ohio.

She was born in Gassaway, the daughter of the late Donnie and Juanita Rockhold Belknap. She was formerly employed by Mosaic Tile and Essex Wire, but farming was her main interest.

Surviving are one daughter, Anita Brewer of Duncan Falls, Ohio; two grandchildren, Andy and Erik Brewer; seven  brothers, Denzil, Frank, Wendell, Wade, Wes, Denver and Russell Belknap; two sisters, Kathy Belknap Hall and Mary Norman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Orval Norman and Haymond Norman; one brother, Carlin Belknap; and one sister, Wilma Belknap.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Collins Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

LEO CRADDOCK

Leo E. Craddock, 85, of Davisville, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at his home.

He was born at Adam, Calhoun County, the son of the late Glover and Ellen Slider Craddock.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and Glenville State College and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from the Federal Aviation Agency with 34 years of service and from Hughes STX Corp., Vienna, Va. He was a member of American Legion, Parkersburg Post #15, and was a member and past master of Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge #3 and Calvary Commandary. He was a member of Kanawha United Methodist Church and United Methodist Men, which he had once served as president.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Mary Roberts Craddock; one son, Ronald L. Craddock of Davisville; one daughter, Jennifer R. Craddock Gibbs of Middletown, R.I.; one granddaughter, Jessica Leigh Craddock of Albertville, Ala.; four brothers, Harold Craddock of Grantsville, Ronald Craddock and Homer Craddock, both of Rittman, Ohio, and Larry Craddock of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Hope Roberts of Vienna and Linda Meadows of Creston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gale and Doyle Craddock.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jamie Sprague and Rev. Rick Haught officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Masonic and Military Graveside Rites. The procession to the cemetery was escorted by the Patriot Guard.

 

SIBYL LOUISE BALL

Sibyl Louise Ball, 94, of Beckley, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

She was born at Union, the daughter of the late Asa R. and Ethel Tomlinson Linton.

She was a 1936 graduate of Union High School. She retired as an LPN from Pinecrest Hospital, Beckley. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Beckley.

Surviving are two sisters, Grace Wickline of Lewisburg and Minnie Bowyer of Pineville; one niece, Nancy Wickline Lewis of Hollywood, Md.; and three nephews, Gary Bowyer of Pineville, Grady Bowyer of St. Albans and David Bowyer of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Fred Ball, formerly of Calhoun County, on Jan. 17, 2004; two sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Grace Baptist Church, Beckley, with Rev. Roger Harding and Rev. Bobby Legg officiating. Burial was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

 

JUDITH MEADOWS

Judith L. Meadows, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Harriett Hoskins and Denver O. Chenoweth.

She was a 1959 graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended Glenville State College and WVU Banking School. She worked for three years for Gilmer County Board of Education and approximately 26 years for Kanawha Union Bank and United Bank-Glenville before retiring in 2001. She attended Tanner Chapel and had served as treasurer and was a former member of Tanner United Methodist Church. She was a past secretary and treasurer of the Tanner Community Building board of directors.

Surviving are two sons, James A. Meadows and wife Jennifer of Cross Lanes and T. Mark Meadows and wife Donna of Tanner; one daughter, Connie B. Meadows-Hall and husband Donald of Spencer; four granddaughters, Karleigh, Bayleigh and Jayme Meadows, all of Cross Lanes, and Megan Meadows of Tanner; one sister, Sue McKown of North Royalton, Ohio; and one brother, Roger Chenoweth and wife Shirley of Chloe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Spencer Meadows, in 1993, and one sister, Karen Bess, in 2003.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Bryon Bukovesky officiating, and burial in Meadows Family Cemetery, Richardson. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneral homes.com.

 

RODNEY DUANE BUSH

Rodney Duane Bush, 65, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Timberline Ski Resort.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of David “Jack” and Jean Belt Bush of Mineral Wells.

He was a 1966 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a U.S. Army veteran.  He retired from DuPont Washington Works with 38 years of service and also drove cars for McClinton Chevrolet.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, Roger Bush of Vienna and David Bush of Pittsfield, Pa.; two nieces, Erin Bush of Glenville and Erica Evans of Weston; one nephew, Mack Bush of Cairo; one great-nephew, Daniel Bush; and one great- niece, Kloe Bush.

He was preceded in death by one nephew, Chris Bush.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Kevin Lantz officiating. Entombment was at Sunset Mausoleum.

 

LOIS ANN NEWELL

Lois Ann Newell, 61, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at home.

She was the daughter of Homer (Mug) and Emogene Arthur Park.

She was a 1969 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a homemaker and researcher of family histories.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years, John William Newell; one brother, Robert M. Park of Minnora; one half-sister, Kay Lions of Ohio; and several aunts and cousins.

There were no services. A memorial service will be held later.

 

BERNICE MURL SHAFFER

Bernice Murl Shaffer, 99, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Country Lawn Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, Navarre, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Francis M. and Malissa Everson Wilmoth.

She was a member of Millstone Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Don Shaffer of Cleveland, Ohio, James Shaffer of Hartville, Ohio, and Paul Shaffer of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Kathryn Wilson of Medina, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, Anne Marie Shaffer and Raymond Shaffer, both of Cleveland, Sharon Shaffer of Elyria, Ohio, Jean Schroeder of Owensboro, Ky., Carolyn Myers of Round Rock, Tex., Roberta Joe Whetzel of Ranson, Nicholas Wilson of Medina, Lisa Moore of Cross Lanes, Jason Shaffer of Scott Depot, Fred Shaffer of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Charles Shaffer of Marysville, Ohio, Elizabeth McKinley of Macedonia, Ohio, and Sara Viar of Hudson, Ohio; two step- grandchildren, Carol Hubbard of Cleveland and Steve Hubbard of Hartsgrove, Ohio; 26 great-grandchildren, two step-great- grand-children; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Fred C. Shaffer, whom she married on Dec. 17, 1930; three sons, Harlan Shaffer, Joe Shaffer and Thomas Shaffer; three brothers, Bernard Wilmoth, Benton Wilmoth and Francis (Pete) Wilmoth; four sisters, Delia Gunn, Earles Starcher, Hazel Riddle and Janice Miller; one grandchild, Robert Carr Shaffer; and one step-grandchild, Gary Hubbard. 

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. 

 

DELTA BAILEY

Delta L. Bailey, 89, of Chloe, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Otha and Bertha White May.

She was a member of Fairview Freewill Memorial Church, Lower Nicut.

Surviving are three children, Charlotte Vanburen, Donna Neely and Marty Bailey; six grandchildren, Youvonne Evans, Ronald Neely, Greg Sears, Tracy Smith, Makensy Bailey and Mason Bailey; seven great-grandchildren, Brook and Cameron Smith, Kurtis and Preston Neely, John Moore, Kyle Tallman and Abigail Evans; and one great-great-granddaughter, Lilly Tallman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orless Bailey, on Aug. 24, 2005.

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

 

WILMA BOGGS

Wilma Boggs, 83, of Spencer, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at her home.

She was born at Uler, Roane County, the daughter of the late Greely and Ruby Simons Truman.

She was a beautician and a former employee of Spencer Hospital.

Surviving are three daughters, Brenda Wright of Elkhart, Ind., Sharon Nichols of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Barbara Bowles of Nokomis, Fla.; two sons, Junior Boggs of Spencer and Carl Dean Boggs of Bradenton, Fla.; five sisters, Virginia Dye of Gauley Bridge, Leona Jones of Ripley, Nina Sanchez and Netta Ruth Harold, both of Spencer, and Loretta Snodgrass of Left Hand; one brother, Randall Truman of Sissonville; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Moore, and one brother, Ronzel Truman.

Services were scheduled Monday, Dec. 23, 11 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Daniel R. “Danny” Whited officiating, and burial in Josiah Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

 

HAZEL RUTH WALLBROWN BRANNON

Hazel Ruth Wallbrown Brannon, 102, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at home.

 She was born at Beech, the daughter of the late William Henry and Grace Maude Price Wallbrown.

She married Wyatt Brannon on Sept. 7, 1929, and worked at Goodyear, Akron, Ohio, during World War II. She moved back to Calhoun County in 1944, where she was a homemaker until they returned to Akron in 1952, and she worked for Summit County Child Welfare Services until 1970, when she retired and returned to Calhoun. She was a member of Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Myrtle Grace Carpenter of Arnoldsburg; one son, Richard Brannon of Parkersburg; one sister, Pearl King of Ripley; three grandsons, Ronald Carpenter, Jerry Carpenter and Jeff Carpenter; seven great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wyatt Brannon, in 1978; one daughter, Pearl Eldean Zimmerman; two sisters, Irene Wallbrown and Eula Hall; four brothers, Dale Wallbrown, Harley Wallbrown, Carl Wallbrown and Bernard Wallbrown; one grand-daughter, Sandra Zimmerman; and one great-grandson, Damien Carpenter.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

 

GLINDA JEAN BOGGS

Glinda Jean Boggs, 51, of Orma, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at her home.

Surviving are her boyfriend, Timothy Cottrell; one son, Christopher Harris; one granddaughter, Madilyn Harris; two uncles, Danny Dolan and Larry Hall; and one aunt, Sue Dolan.

She was preceded in death by her father, Burl Eugene Hall, and her grandparents, Fronia Hancell Hall and Herbert Eugene Hall, who raised her.

As per her request, she has been cremated. Private memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

CHARLES COLFAX DAVIS

Charles Colfax Davis, 85, of Creston, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Elmira, the son of the late Richard and Laura Case Davis.

He served in the U.S. Air Force form 1946-1949 and had made his home in Creston since 1951. He had worked at Ohio Injector for 30 years and at Creston Middle School for 8-1/2 years before retiring. He attended Crossroads Assembly of God Church, Creston.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia King, whom he married on Apr. 14, 1949; four children, Sandy Davis and Helen Uhler, both of Creston, Robert Davis of Sterling, Ohio, and Jennifer Brumfield of Burbank, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Ann, and two sisters, Margaret Green and Merle Cummings.

Services were held at Crossroads Assembly of God Church, Creston, with Pastor Mike Boggs officiating. Burial was in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery.

 

RHODA GRIFFIN

Rhoda G. Griffin, 94, of Spencer, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Neal and Grace Sampson Starcher.

She was a retired employee of Miletree Center and a former employee of Gordon Memorial Hospital and Angelcare.

Surviving are three daughters, Sally Anderson and Connie Dilley, both of Spencer, and Gloria Dickey and husband Pete of Senecaville, Ohio; two sons, Ronald Griffin and wife Vickie and Fred Griffin and wife Naoma, all of Spencer; 13 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Glenda Smith; one son, Dannie Clayton Griffin; eight sisters, Edna Starcher, Thelma Carpenter, Ethel Bowers, Hattie Runnion, Eloise Smith, Eleanor Goodrich, Ora Bowley and Hazel Starcher; six brothers, Lonnie Starcher, Clifford Starcher, Harold Starcher, Otho Starcher, Deo Starcher and Pete Starcher; and one half-brother, Alvie Starcher.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Jeffrey Jett officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

 

OPAL HOUCHIN JETT

Opal Houchin Jett, 101, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

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

She was a member of Beech United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, William Michael Jett of Spencer; one brother, Grover Houchin, Jr., of Beech; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Jett; five sisters, Eula Kerns, Ruth Simmons, Madge McKown, Ellen Marie McKown and Bernice Laughlin; two brothers, Forest Houchin and Clyde Houchin; and two infant siblings.

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

 

WYVONDA RUTH NICHOLSON TURNER

Wyvonda Ruth Nicholson Turner, 77, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Genesis Healthcare, Glenville Center.

She was born at Exchange, the daughter of the late Wilbert and Ona White Nicholson.

Surviving are two daughters, Theresa Collins and Brenda Turner, both of Grantsville; eight grandchildren, Shane Checkan of Dalton, Ga., George Checkan III of Bloomfield, Iowa, Christopher Collins, Gary Collins and Gary Lee Ackley, all of Grantsville, Ed-die Ackley of Martinsburg and Megan Clay of Spencer; one sister, Charlotte McDonald of Spencer; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Freed and Betty Wilson, and two brothers, Bobby Lee Nicholson and Charles Nicholson.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Hunt Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stump funeralhomes.com.

 

PAULINE McCARTNEY DENHART

Pauline F. (McCartney) Denhart, 83, of West Springfield, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at U.H. Conneaut Medical Center, Conneaut, Ohio.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Carl G. and Helen F. Westfall McCartney.

An Ashtabula County, Ohio, resident since 1952, she had been employed at Krogers and at Webb Manufacturing. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Conneaut, where she sang in the choir and served as a deaconess. She was also a member of Salem Rebekahs.

Surviving are her husband, John Denhart, whom she married in 1972; three daughters, Teresa Facello, Ronda Volanski and Debra Cox, all of Ashtabula; two step-sons, Curt Denhart of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Eric Denhart of Key West, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Shirley Sinnett of Torch, Ohio, and Illene Scarberry and Nancy Chocky, both of Rosemont.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Norval McCartney, Carl McCartney, Jr., and Harry McCartney.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio, with Pastor Brian Ewig of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Parkersburg, at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation hours.

 

CECIL ‘Jack’ DAWSON

Cecil L. “Jack” Dawson, 83, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at his home.

He was born at Big Bend, the son of the late Cecil and Della Morehead Dawson. He attended Brooksville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Madeline; one daughter, Patti Wilmoth of Mt. Zion; one son Richard Dawson of Grantsville; four grandsons, Steve Wilmoth of Mineral Wells, James Wilmoth of Grantsville, Ryan Dawson of Burning Springs and Jacob France of Elizabeth; one granddaughter, Sierra Dawson; three great-grandsons, Braylen Dawson, Ray Atkinson and Dart Atkinson; two great-granddaughters, Trinity Wilmoth and Breigyn Dawson; three brothers, Don Dawson of Cleveland, Ohio, and Larry Dawson and Lanny Dawson, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Georgia Smith of Florida and Delores “Boots” Richards of Big Springs; several nieces and nephews; and friend, Opal Swisher.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Janice “Sally” Whipkey, and one brother, Gene Dawson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Lowther and Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery.

 

BASIL EARL RICHARDS

Basil Earl Richards, 64, of Winter Garden, Fla., formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Thomas Henderson and Indabella Smith Richards.

He was a former cabinet maker in the woodworking industry.

Surviving are one son, Timothy Richards of Winter Garden; one daughter, Angela Farnsworth of Parkersburg; two grand-children, Kirsten Farnsworth and Sydney Farnsworth of Parkers-burg; one sister, Pauline Headley of Grantsville; one brother, Larry Richards of Cleveland, Ohio; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Opal Valentine, Lenore Hammond, Fern Hammond, Barbara Carpenter and Gloria Jean Strickling, and two nephews, Larry Richards, Jr., and Chad Richards.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating, and burial in Richards Family Cemetery, Macfarlan. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

FRANK KIMBLE

Frank L. Kimble, 52, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Genesis Health Care Center, Glenville.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Carol Tallman Kimble of Glenville and the late Berl Kimble.

Per the family’s request, he was laid to rest privately in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial service will be held later.

 

RACHEL ANNA NUTTER HAUGHT

Rachel Anna Nutter Haught, 73, of Little Hocking, Ohio, formerly of Rocksdale, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Anderson Ray and Ruhamah Ruth Everson Nutter.

She was a 1959 graduate of Vincent High School and retired from E.I. DuPont, Washington Works, in 1997, after 20 years of service.

Surviving are her husband of 31 years, Denzil L. Haught; four daughters, Kathy Benedict of Belpre, Ohio, Kimberly Warren of Bellbrook, Ohio, Kelly Diane Jester of Vincent, Ohio, and Tara Haught Cavanagh of Sonoma; one son, Malcolm “Huck” Haught of Fleming, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Amber Schaad of Marietta, Ohio, Colin Starkey of Vincent, McKinzi Warren and Harrison Warren of Bellbrook, Christopher Cavanagh of Parkersburg, Kristin Miller of Belpre and Jon Haught of Fleming, Ohio; and four great-grandchildren, Bailey, Olivia, Sophia and Claira Miller, all of Belpre.

She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Karen Sue Benedict, and three brothers.

 

NINA HALL

Nina R. Hall, 75, of Long Beach, Calif., died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Doy and Eula Houchin Hall.

She was a 1956 graduate of Spencer High School and retired from Makita Corp. as warehouse operations manager.

Surviving are her longtime friend, Claudia Miller of Long Beach; two sisters, Laura McAskill of California and Norma Pearman of Utah; three brothers, Donzil Hall, Paul Hall and Darius Hall, all of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no service in California. A memorial service will be held in Calhoun County at a later date.

 

WETZEL PUTNAM

Wetzel D. Putnam, 77, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at home.

He was the son of the late Fletcher Putnam and Vena Cottrill Putnam.

Surviving are his wife, Beatrice McCumbers Putnam, whom he married on May 15, 1954; two sons, David Putnam of Spencer and Marshall Putnam; two daughters, Pamela Wines of Arnoldsburg and Barbara Thayer of McDonough, Ga.; four grandchildren, David Vaughn of South Carolina, Trinity Keesee of North Carolina, Shane Wines of Pennsylvania and Christopher Putnam of Spencer; eight great-grandchildren, Matthew, Mara-Grace and Marshall Vaughn, Kennedy Keesee, and Savannah, Arebella, Kensley and Elin Wines; three step-great-grandchildren, Zach, Brison and Parker; two brothers, Van Putnam and Mike Putnam; two sisters, Delores Wright and Charlotte Frame; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by one son, Marshall, and one sister, Rachel Johnson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor John Putnam officiating. Burial was in Rosedale United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

CHARLES METZ, SR.

Charles E. Metz, Sr., 70, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Chester Metz and Oda Cogar Metz Trippett.

He was a metal worker.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Barbara Bennett Metz; two sons, Charles Metz, Jr. of Grantsville and Brian Wein of Akron, Ohio; one step-daughter, Angie Farnsworth of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Emerick.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Metz, and one brother, Dale Metz.

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

 

DALE LEE HUNTER

Dale Lee Hunter, two months, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at home.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Paul Hunter and Britney Dawn Shelley.

Surviving in addition to his parents are paternal grandmother, Mylinda Starcher; maternal grandparents, Matthew and Lanore Rapp; paternal great-grandparents, Dale and Darlene Starcher; maternal great-great-grandmother, Kay Cranston; uncles, Scottie Starcher and David King; aunts, Miranda McWilliams and Nichole Parsons; and great-uncle, Joseph Starcher.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. William Knicely officiating. Burial was in Knicely Cemetery, Servia.

 

MICHELLE LYNN BISHOP JUSTICE

Michelle Lynn Bishop Justice, 40, of Chloe, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at home.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of Jackie Lee and Loretta Cottrell Bishop.

She was a home health care aide.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Jarrett Justice; two sons, Alan Bailey and Coy Bailey; and three grandchildren, Brantlee Bailey, Peyton Michelle Bailey and Sophia Lynn Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Ed Bishop and Noah Cottrell, and her grandmother, Frona Cottrell.

There will be no visitation or service. Per the family’s wishes, she was cremated.

 

ORSON SHRADER

Orson C. Shrader, 75, of Creston, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Hallie and Bessie Shrader.

Surviving are one daughter, Tonya Dickel of Elizabeth; two sisters, Bonnie Lewis of Parkersburg and Alberta Nichols of North Carolina; one brother, Jimmy Shrader of Creston; two grand-children; and one great-grandson.

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

A tribute to his life was scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Busch-Kimes Chapel, Elizabeth. A private burial will be held later. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

JAMES CALVIN WEASE

James Calvin Wease, 88, of Elkview, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at home.

He was the son of the late William Waitman Wease and Alice Emily Burwell Wease.

He was a World War II Army Aircorps veteran. He was a member of Teamsters Local 175, South Charleston, and 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 126, AF&AM. He was a retired Chevrolet mechanic and also a retired electrical and diesel mechanic for Charleston Transit and Kroger. He was a member of Clendenin Nazarene Church and attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and Brooksville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lena Leota Cain Wease; two daughters, Darlinda Wease McVey of Elkview and Brenda Helper and husband Paul “Rick” of Clendenin; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Waitman Wease; two brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Pastor Lee Swor officiating and military rites by American Legion Post 61, Clendenin. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville, with Masonic graveside rites.

 

BROCK BRADY

Brock B. Brady, 79, of Shock, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at his home.

He was the son of the late Elbert Brady and Josephine Boone Brady.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in France and Germany. He was a lifelong timber cutter and dozer operator and was a member of Rosedale United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Alma Lawson Brady; three daughters, Jennifer Markle, Jill Cottrell and Julia Fitzwater; one son, Matt Brady; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Rosedale United Methodist Church, with Rev. Paul Raynor and Elder Larry Fisher officiating, and burial in Boone Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnolds-burg. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

JANET DAVIDSON

Janet R. Davidson, 62, of Big Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Hollie Burrows and Oma Richards Burrows.

She worked for 22 years as a cook for the Calhoun County Board of Education and was a member of the Burrows Sisters singing gospel trio.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Roy Davidson; two daughters, Tresea Davidson and Lisa McDonald of Monmouth, Maine; two grandchildren, Cody McDonald and Andrea McDonald; two brothers, Larry Burrows of Big Springs and Gary Burrows of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Jean Jones of Big Springs and Shirley Haught of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dewayne Burrows and Bobby Burrows; one sister, Pamela Lynn; and one granddaughter, Alexis Marie McDonald.

She was cremated per her request and private services were held.

 

LOUVERNE KING

Louverne King, 66, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Laurel Nursing Home.

She was the daughter of the late Russell and Geraldine Louise Tanner King.

She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Surviving are three sisters, Cora Wagoner of Chloe and Marie King and Betty Boggs, both of Grantsville; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends and roommates, Remonia Morton of Ivydale and Carroll Arnold of Chloe.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Bobby Bailey officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

TERRY DOYLE VAUGHAN

Terry Doyle Vaughan, 102, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

He was born in Elmira, Braxton County, the son of the late Edna Heinzman and Squire Lee Vaughan.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and worked for Union Carbide Corp., South Charleston, for 28 years. He had been a member of First Baptist Church, South Charleston, and Grace United Methodist Church, Merritt Island, Fla.

Surviving are one sister, Helen Cobb of Charleston; one son, Edwin Vaughan and wife JoAn of Woodside, Calif.; four grandchildren, Sherri Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., Joseph Lee Vaughan of Riverside, Calif., Laura Vaughan Lange of Woodside and Stephen Doyle Vaughan of Redwood City, Calif.; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Zella Hall Vaughan; two sisters, Glenna Nichols and Erie Hollister; one daughter, Barbara Barna; and one grandson, Scott Barna.

A celebration of his life was held at Albert’s Chapel Methodist Church, Sand Ridge. He was buried beside his wife.

 

LUCINDA HUTCHINSON PARKER

Lucinda Hutchinson Parker, 84, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at a daughter’s residence.

She was born in Brohard, the daughter of the late Rex Snider and Frank and Almeda Heddleson.

She retired from F.W. Means and attended Faith Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Shelia Lamp and Sherry Osburn; 11 grandchildren, Doug Maston, Steven Maston, Jamie Kelley, Kimberly Caple, Tiffany and Tasha Casto, Josh Lamp, Brandy Clark, Amanda Riggs, Chaze Lamp and Ashley Leisure; 27 great-grandchildren, Abby, Hannah, Corey, Kenzie and Brody Maston, Tyler, Robbie, Reagan and Andrew Caple, Reese and Hayden Kelley, Dominick, Destiny and Rae Casto, Courtney, Cody, Joshie and Colen Lamp, Sierra, Seth and Skyler Clark, Ryan and Kaylee Riggs, Braxton and Brady Gilchrist, and Madison Leisure; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 36 years, Rev. Charles “Ed” Hutchinson; her second husband of 30 years, Jean Parker, on Oct. 18, 2013; one daughter, Shirley Ann Casto; twin sister, Lucille Snider; and half-brother, Bill Snider.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

ALTA KEEN

Alta V. Keen, 85, of Spencer, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Sand Ridge, the daughter of the late Lewis and Otta Poling Brannon.

She grew up in Spencer and was a 1947 graduate of Spencer High School. She retired as office manager of Hardman’s, Spencer, in April 1991 after 42 years and continued to work part time until 2004.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Gale Franklin Keen, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by seven siblings, Paul Brannon and Mildred Underwood, both of Charleston, Imogene Brannon of Pt. Pleasant, Madeline Smith of Spencer, and three infants.

There was no service or visitation. She has been cremated.

       

TERRI LEE JARVIS

Terri Lee Jarvis, 56, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Holy Family Hospice, Parma, Ohio. 

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl Roach and Ollie “Pat” Pinson. 

Surviving are one sister, Karen “Sue” Bierman; one brother, Carl Roach; one half-sister, Angela Burns; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Jarvis; one brother, Timothy Roach; and one sister, Dee Sells. 

Graveside services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Minnora Cemetery, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Online con-dolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

MABEL ERMA ASH TANNER

Mabel Erma Ash Waggoner Miller Tanner, 97, of Spencer, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Miletree Nursing Home, Spencer.

She was born at Leatherbark, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Bertha Ash.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Grover Waggoner of Spencer; four daughters, Irene Ellis of Spencer, Rosalie Alvis of Parkersburg, Mary Benear of North Carolina and Peggy Freeland of Reedy; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister; and several step-, grand- and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Charlie Waggoner, Milford Miller and Don Tanner; nine brothers and sisters; three grandchildren, Billy Waggoner, Pam Alvis and Chris Benear; and five step-children.

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

 

ROGER LEE HARRIS

Roger Lee Harris, 55, of Shock, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

He was the son of the late George and Emilie Leach Harris.

He was employed for over 30 years at Gerstenslager Co., Wooster, Ohio, and was a member of Church of Christ, Shock.

Surviving are his wife, Debbie Miller Harris of Shock; one son, Lucas Harris; two daughters, Staci Lockett and Lydia Harris, both of Wooster; five grandchildren, Autumn and Curtis Harris and Tyler, Zachary and Ciera Lockett; four sisters; one brother; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a niece, Kacy Harris.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt Zion.

 

GLEN ‘Tater’ HARTSHORN

Glen “Tater” Hartshorn, 85, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Genesis Healthcare, Salem Center.

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

He was a retired bus driver with the Calhoun County board of education and was a founding member of Bee Creek Hunting Club.

Surviving are one daughter Linda Bollinger of Grantsville; two sons, Terry Hartshorn of Mt. Zion and Jeff Hartshorn of Elizabeth; nine grandchildren, Sara Johnson of Fremont, Ind., Jeremy Hartshorn and Lindsey Woody, both of Danville, Justin Hartshorn of Fairmont, Melissa Puliattes of Nutley, N.J., Zach Moore of San Diego, Calif., Luke Moore of Glenville, Robert Bollinger of Summersville and Joey Bollinger of Cowen; five great- grandchildren, Coen Woody, Emily and Dylan Bollinger and Haiden and Harlie Bollinger; one sister, Elah Gainer Roberts of Washington; two brothers, Earl Hartshorn of Bolt and Earnest Hartshorn of Grantsville; and longtime companion, Garnet Husk.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dayton Hartshorn and Boyd Hartshorn.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ken Heiney and Rev. Lorus Roberts officiating. Burial was in St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

 

JIMMY DALE YEAGER

Jimmy Dale Yeager, 59, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born in Elyria, Ohio, the son of the late William Granville and Sharon Giar Yeager.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a commander at Grantsville VFW Post 5959.

Surviving are his fiancée, Shirley Richards; one son, Andre Yeager; two daughters, Cheryl Roman and Meryam Chumley; one brother, William Yeager of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Sherrie Hardman and April Tubbs.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy and Darren Yeager, and grandparents, Ottie and Kizzie Yeager and Leo and Geneva Giar.

Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Bob Yoak officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. At his request, Jimmy was cremated. His remains will be scattered by family at Yeager-Westfall Cemetery, Lower Run, Lockney, following the services. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

BOBBY GENE ROBERTS

Bobby Gene Roberts, 82, of Lower Cedar Creek, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Pike County, Ky., the son of the late Sam and Madge Bell Roberts.

He was a farmer and had a sawmill and timber service. He retired from W.Va. Dept. of Agriculture, Animal Health Division, with 23-1/2 years of service. He operated Roberts Riding Stable for over 10 years. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Barnett, whom he married on Oct. 30, 1993; two sons, Jeff Roberts and wife Robin and Carl Roberts, all of Glenville; three step-daughters, Jeanne Richards and husband Earnest of Lockney and Jenny Starcher and Barbara Smith, both of Glenville; two brothers, Reggie Roberts and wife Rose and John Paul Roberts and wife Doris “Mug,” all of Glenville; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Joe Sealey and Rev. Phil Wilson officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery.

 

LOIS CUNNINGHAM

Lois E. Cunningham, 77, of Big Springs, died at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Orval and Rosalea Bell Wilson.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph Cunningham and Randy Cunningham; two daughters, Becky Johnson and Deeanna Baxter; seven grandchildren, Evan Cunningham, Jason Cunningham, Daniel Johnson, Randal Johnson, Matthew Cunningham, Richard Baxter and William Baxter; nine great-grandchildren; six sisters, Eileen Ullum, Pat Cunningham, Nina Geer, Norma Jones, Martha Haddox and Pam Rowley; four brothers, Joe Wilson, Mike Wilson, Caroll Wilson and Woody Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph C. Cunningham; one granddaughter, Amanda Lea Johnson; and one brother, Bill Wilson.

Private family service was held. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Big Springs.

 

PATRICIA ANN RADABAUGH

Patricia Ann Radabaugh, 45, of Reedy, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.

She was born in Trona, Calif., the daughter of Kathleen Smith and the late James Smith.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two sons, Dustin Radabaugh and Patrick Radabaugh; one daughter, Andrea Hill; one brother, James E. Smith; two sisters, Tammy Gross and Karen Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Cottrell Cemetery, Frozen Run.

 

LOREN GLEN STUMP II

Loren Glen Stump II, 62, of Tanner, died Friday, Oct 11, 2013, at his home.

He was born at Sand Ridge, the son of Loren Glen and Kathren Bertha Stump.

He was former oil field driller for I.L. Morris.

Surviving are his ex-wife and companion, Sandra Kay Stump; one step-son, Douglas Allen Curry of Cox’s Mills; one step-daughter, Joann Norman of Williamstown; three brothers, Dewayne Stump and Clifford Stump, both of Spencer, and Steve Stump of Lancaster, Tenn.; two sisters, Jewell Bastardo of New Jersey and Vickey Carpenter of Spencer; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sharon Norman and Joye Ann Miller.

Private family service will be held at a later date.

 

ALICE HINCKA

Alice Hincka, 72, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Camden Clark Memorial Campus.

She was born in Charleston, S.C., the daughter of the late Clarence and Ruby Broad.

She was a 1959 graduate of Moncks Corner, S.C. She was a member of the Wassamasaw Cherokee Tribe. She owned and operated a florist shop in Washington, Mich., for several years.

Surviving are one daughter, Susan Delavan of Southampton, Pa.; three sons, Robert Fallis, Christopher Fallis and Kevin Fallis, all of Michigan; three sisters, Cordelia Smith of Mt Zion, Gina Oliver of Charleston and Denise Bentz of Calhoun County; one brother, Timothy Broad of Grantsville; friend, Michael Dewae-genera of Elizabeth; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Malcolm Broad.

Memorial service was held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

 

CHASE MICHAEL ENOCH

Chase Michael Enoch, an infant, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, Pa.

He was born Sept. 23, 2013, the son of Shaun Enoch and Connie Cunningham, both of Elizabeth.

Surviving are his siblings, Rebecca Lockhart, Shane Boyce, Christian Boyce, Nicholas Cunningham and Lexie Enoch; grand-parents, Dianna Rader of Grantsville, Terry Greene of Brooksville, Fla., and Lloyd Enoch of Munday; and special friends, Marie Dior and Brenda Nichols, both of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dale Cunning-ham, and uncle, Eric Enoch.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

 

LETHA CUNNINGHAM

Letha E. Cunningham, 90, of Duck, Clay County, died Monday, Oct. 21, at her home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Augustus and Sarah Sears Mollohan.

Surviving are three sons, Roger, Larry and Jerry, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Darius, Leslie and Jackie Cunningham.

Graveside rites were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Cunningham Cemetery, Duck, with Rev. Lester Tanner officiating.

 

VERE EUGENE ‘Bill’ BRANNON

Vere Eugene “Bill” Brannon, 73, of Mineral Wells, formerly of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Denver Ray and Amy May Brannon.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Hardman’s and B.F. Goodrich.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Joanne Sampson Brannon; one daughter, Anetia Wilson; one son, Carl Brannon; three grand-children, Amber Wilson, Andrew Wilson and Berlisha Miller; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Blair and Olivia Brannon; four sisters, Betty Keen of Chloe, Carolyn Bailey of Orma, Mae Conley of Looneyville and Dottie Lou Parsons of Ohio; one brother, Larry Brannon of Spencer; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Randy Eugene Brannon, and three sisters, Ruth Boggs, Opal Cottrell and Erma Jean Brannon.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg, with full military graveside rites.

 

DENNIS ‘Denny’ MILLER

Dennis W. “Denny” Miller, 52, of Norton, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Summa Health System Barberton Hospital, Barberton, Ohio.

He was born in Wadsworth, Ohio, the son of Retta Brannon Miller and the late Dennis C. Miller.

He was employed by Alcoa (B&C Research) for 34 years.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Rita Miller and E.J. Clark; three daughters, Jill, Patti and Jenni Miller; girlfriend, Alayna Fisher; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas Miller and Danny Miller; maternal grandparents, Don and Dottie Brannon; and paternal grandparents, Clay and Geneva Miller.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Laurel Point Cemetery, Newton.

 

C.A. MINNEY

C.A. Minney, 73, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Miletree Health Center, Spencer.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late Ira and Myrtle Hess Siers Minney.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, a farmer and was employed for several years in the timber business, prior to a timber accident on Oct. 19, 1984. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are one sister, Darlie Schoolcraft of Dalton, Ohio; one half-brother, George Siers of Conneautville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Waneta Sue Minney; one daughter, Patty Jane Minney Little; five half-brothers, Renis Minney, Ressie Minney, Oye Minney  (stillborn), Arnold B. Siers and Arno Creed Siers; and five half-sisters, Cressie Minney, Ruth Minney (stillborn), Rena Minney, Ina Minney and Ena Minney.

Services were held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, with Elder George Rose officiating, and burial in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

MARIE CHENOWETH WIGAL

Marie Chenoweth Wigal, 74, of Spring Hill, Fla., and Bartlett, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Curtis Hanger and Lillian Wood Chenoweth.

Marie worked various jobs, including computer programming, and was a realtor in the Columbus, Ohio, area before going into nursing. She was a graduate of Columbus School of Practical Nursing. She retired as company nurse from Accuray, Columbus.

Surviving are two sisters, Rita Glenn of Spring Hill and Sandra Kelly of Lexington, N.C.; one brother, Rev. Gary C. Chenoweth of Bristol, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil E. Wigal, and one sister, Arlene Chenoweth Gilliland.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with David Kelly officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Reedy.

 

GENEVA ‘Mama’ ‘Aunt Sissy’ HALL

Geneva “Mama” “Aunt Sissy” Hall, 66, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2013.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Fred and Geraldine Sturm.

She retired from Nashua Photo and was owner and operator of Aunt Sissy Day Care.

Surviving are her husband, Franklin S. Hall, Sr.; one son, Franklin S. Hall, Jr., of Parkersburg; one daughter, Annette F. Wigal of Corydon, Ind.; two sisters, Eula Mae Murphy of Calhoun County and Jerry Kerby of Parkersburg; three granddaughters, Sara Hall, Kaylee Hall and Jaci Hall; and was a mother to two nieces, Tammy Francis of South Carolina and Heather Sherrod of Charles-ton, and one nephew, Holly “Bucky” Kerby of South Carolina.

She was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.

Service were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

 

CARL OTTO HEINZMAN

Carl Otto Heinzman, 89, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Crucible, Pa.

He was born in New Martinsville, the son of the late August S. Heinzman and Vesta Jones.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving from Mar. 24, 1944, to Apr. 30, 1946, on board the USS Griffin and Subron 12. He later became a master carpenter and retired at age 77.

Surviving are three sons, Ronald Heinzman of Rootstown, Ohio, Robert Heinzman of Ashley, Ohio, and Tim Abel of Big Springs; three daughters, Janet McPeek of Cambridge, Ohio, Kathy Hardman and Jeanette Richards of Macfarlan; one sister, Betty Alley; three brothers, Kenneth Heinzman, Archie Heinzman and Phillip Heinzman, all of Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bobbie Heinzman, and his long-time companion, Betty Abel.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, noon, at Prosperity Baptist Church, Leading Creek, with Rev. Ron Chesser officiating. Burial of cremated remains will follow in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation is Saturday, 11 a.m. to noon, at the church. Condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

MARLOW EUGENE PARSONS

Marlow Eugene Parsons, 72, of Spencer, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Marlow Washington and Alma Stump Parsons.

He worked at Rader’s Recapping.

Surviving are his wife, Rachel Parsons; three daughters, Mary Ann Parsons, Martha Jane Browning and Irene Parsons, all of Spencer; three sons, Marlow Parsons, Jr., and Billy Joe Parsons, both of Spencer, and Robert Paul Parsons of Wooster, Ohio; two step-daughters, Casey Casto and Loretta Casto, both of Spencer; one step-son, Brandon Casto of Spencer; three sisters, Idonna Jones of Rosedale, Ruth Gillespie of Burnsville and Susan Suttle of Spencer; three brothers, Albert Nicholas and Jesse Nicholas, both of Gandeeville, and Bernard Nicholas of Spencer; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cindy Husk Parsons.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jackie Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, 9 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

 

KENNETH CODY HARRIS

Kenneth Cody Harris, 18, of Spencer, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at CAMC, General Division, in Charleston.

 He was born in Spencer, the son of Tammie Goff Reynolds and husband Rodney of Spencer and Kenneth Harris of Calhoun County.

He was a recent graduate of Roane County High School.

Surviving are one sister, Kendra Hayes of Spencer; two brothers, Jordan Harris of Harmony and Rodney Reynolds of Spencer; one niece, Paytin Hayes; and his grandparents, Buddy and Sally Goff of Elizabeth, Elmer and Faye Waggoner of Sand Ridge and Raymond and Katie Reynolds of Harmony.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Minister Toby Wagoner officiating. Burial will in Gandee Chapel Cemetery, near Spencer.

 

HOWARD RADER SHARP

Howard Rader Sharp, 74, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Woodrow and Ora Flinner Sharp.

He was a mechanic and a junk man.

Surviving are one daughter, Beth Griffin of Spencer; four sisters, Susie Graham of Marietta, Ohio, Brenda K. Keifer of Charleston, Mary Gillespie of Parkersburg and Pauline Freeman of North Carolina; four brothers, Olie Sharp of Crossville, Tenn., James Sharp and Harry Truman Sharp, both of Parkersburg, and Donnie Hayhurst of Spencer; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Howard Sharp, Jr., and one sister, Goldie May Sharp.

Per his request, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date at his home.

 

RUBY SMITH

Ruby E. Smith, 92, of Orma, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles and Almeda Gae Houchin.

She was a former cook with the Calhoun County Board of Education and a member of Beech United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Daniel Smith and wife Kathy; two sisters, Kathleen Sears and Jean Boggs; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Smith; her second husband, Cecil Carpenter; four brothers, Harley, Chester, Garrett and Rex; one sister, Pearl Hall; and one granddaughter, Jamie Ann Smith.

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

 

ALBERT WILBUR MAXWELL

Albert Wilbur Maxwell, 82, of Glenville, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Albert Woofter and Eva Spence Maxwell.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #132, and a heavy equipment mechanic.

Surviving are one son, Danny Maxwell and wife Teresa of Glenville; two grandsons, Jeffery Maxwell and wife Shawna of Letter Gap and Erik Maxwell of Glenville; one great-grand-daughter, Alexis Maxwell of Letter Gap; two sisters, Louella Stalnaker and Mary Ann “Peg” Radabaugh, both of Glenville; and two brothers, Willis “Jack” Maxwell of Glenville and Fred Leon Maxwell of Mentor, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Betty Jo Duelley Maxwell, on Jan. 5, 2011; one great-grandson, Tyler Maxwell; and one sister, Janis Martin.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial was in Job’s Temple Cemetery, with full military honors.

 

ANNA ‘Susan’ HARTSHORN

Anna “Susan” Hartshorn, 51, of Annamoriah, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Clyde “Joe” Frame and Dorma Pepper Frame.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a certified nursing assistant, employed by Minnie Hamilton Health System.

Surviving are her husband, Gary Hartshorn; one son, Carl “Cade” Groves; one grandson, Sawyer; five siblings, Patty Bennett of Alabama, Eric Newell, Neva Bailey, Dyer Frame and Mark Frame; three step-sons, Jeremiah Hartshorn, Gary Boyd Hartshorn and Gabriel Ramirez of New Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating, and burial in Wolverton Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.   

 

VIRGINIA KING

Virginia M. King, 86, of Nicut, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at home. 

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Odus and Ethel Barr Vannoy.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are three daughters, Loretta Lamb of Zephyrhills, Fla., Nancy Craddock of Rittman, Ohio, and Irene Carter of Nicut; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Hale Vannoy of Georgia; one sister, Waneta Sturms of Grantsville; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. King; five children; five brothers, Emanuel “Red” Vannoy, Paul Vannoy, Delbert Vannoy, Harold Vannoy and Oval Vannoy; and three sisters, Pauline Dobbins, Ruth Raybuck and Wilma Freed.

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

 

SPENCER RAY COTTRELL

Spencer Ray Cottrell, 67, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Eldercare, Ripley.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Roscoe Thurman and Nellie Marie Finchman Cottrell.

He was a general laborer and did odd jobs.

Surviving are one daughter, Charlotte Wright of Orma; four sisters, Frances Anderson and Mary Lou Cottrell, both of Spencer, Rosalee Jean Miller of Grantsville and Helen Moss of Mt. Alto; four brothers, Cauldie Cottrell of Elyria, Ohio, Arlie Cottrell of Harmony, Leonard Cottrell of Sandyville and Holly Cottrell of Spencer; three grandchildren, William Lee Collins, Eric Cadoc Collins and Madison Harper; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nikie Cottrell and Louise Toth Cottrell, and four brothers, Hancel Cottrell, Bruce Cottrell, Pat Cottrell and Gayful Cottrell.

There was no funeral service. Per Mr. Cottrell’s request, he will be cremated and buried at a later date.

 

BEVERLY CAIN BUNCH

Beverly Cain Bunch of Huntington died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

She was born and raised in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Thomas B. Cain and Agnes Gillespie.

While attending Marshall University, she was an accomplished majorette, winning several state and regional awards for her baton twirling. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She retired from Marshall University after 25 years of service in administrative positions of various departments. She was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Bunch Gorman of Charlottesville, Va.; one son, William Garland “W.G.” Bunch, Jr., of Huntington; three grandchildren, Zachary Gorman, Brooke Irby and Blake Irby; and one sister, Norma Cain Long of Romney.

Burial was held in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, in a private ceremony. Memorial service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, 6 p.m., at the chapel of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington. The family will receive visitors at 5 p.m. Donations may be made in her name to Cabell County Community Services Organization, 724 10th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneral homes.com.

 

STEVEN MARK ‘Stevie’ MULLEN

Steven Mark “Stevie” Mullen II, 21, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in CAMC General, Charleston, from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.

He was born in Parkersburg and was a 2010 graduate of Roane County High School.

He was employed by Cunningham Energy, Charleston, and was a former corrections officer. He was a member of Spencer Roane Volunteer Fire Dept. and was an active member of Roane County FFA.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Mary Beth and Samuel McCumbers of Arnoldsburg; his father, Steven Mark Mullen and Gina Hardbarger of Reedy; one sister, Sarah Beth Mullen of Arnoldsburg; one half-sister, Savannah Jo Carr of Arnoldsburg; one step-sister, Stephanie Jean McCumbers of Arnoldsburg; girlfriend, Jessica Elaine McPherson of Looneyville; maternal grandmother, Sharon Lea Chapman of Arnoldsburg; paternal grandparents, Richard E. and Helen R. “Jean” Mullen of Reedy; and maternal great-grandmother, Arlene Hanna of Arnoldsburg.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Frederick Chapman.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial, with graveside ceremonies by Spencer Roane Volunteer Fire Dept. Honor Guard and other area emergency agencies, was held at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

 

JANET LOUISE ALLEN

Janet Louise Allen, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at home.

She was born in Elyria, Ohio, the daughter of Ernestine Marks Hevener and the late Bernard Hevener.

She grew up on Crooked Fork. She was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry Bryant Allen, whom she married on Jan. 2, 1962; her children, Gary and Jennifer Allen, Randy and Debbie Allen, Kelly Allen, Amy Allen, Jody Allen and Julie Allen; grandchildren, Jamie Allen, Josh and Kristi Allen, Jessica Allen and Jeremiah Allen; and one sister, Sandra Beall Rose.

Celebration of her life was held at Rosedale Baptist Church, with Elder Larry Fisher presiding. Burial was in Jerry and Janet Allen Family Cemetery, near their residence.

 

VIRGIL JARVIS

Virgil Jarvis, 82, of Orma, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born at Stinson, the son of the late Tolly and Mary Hicks Jarvis.

He was a machinist for Cornwell Tool Co., Ohio, for 37 years and Norris Industries, Spencer, for 12 years. He was a resident of Reedy for 20 years and attended Spencer Tabernacle.

Surviving are his wife, Arlena Deweese Jarvis; five daughters, Tacy Johnson of Spencer, Patricia Deweese of Minnora, Sharon Postalwait of Millstone, Vonda Laughlin of Arnoldsburg and Tina Jones of Nicut; one son, Jeff Jarvis of Spencer; two brothers, Eddie Jarvis of Illinois and Fred Jarvis of Mt. Zion; three sisters, Geneva McKee of Illinois, Dorma Ewing of Minnora and Evelyn Etling of Barberton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Jarvis, and one sister, Marie Vanhorn.

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

 

PAUL EVANS

Paul S. Evans, 93, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Jake and Rachel Harper Evans.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He worked for Hope Gas and retired from Dominion with over 37 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Margie I. Williams Evans; two daughters, Sherry Fowler of Parkersburg and Sharman Matthew of Arnoldsburg; one son, Timothy Evans of Wheeling; two sisters, Delores Brannon of Pineville and Dottie DePue of Spencer; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Junior Evans.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor David Weaver officiating. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

 

IRA ‘Ray’ WAYNE

Ira “Ray” Wayne, 74, of Newark, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Akron General Hospital, Akron Ohio.

He was born in Kayford, W.Va., the son of the late Noah and Ruth Wayne, formerly of Calhoun County.

He had resided in Newark since 1994. He was a truck driver for 33 years and a Christian.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Doris; three sons, Jeff Case, John Wayne and Christopher Wayne; three daughters, Kimberly Calabrese, Melissa Armbrust and Andrea Joliet; seven grandchildren, Andy and Angela Case, Stephanie Good, Whitney Wayne, Allison Reynolds, Brandon Hickman and Cailee Calabrese; three great-grandchildren; three brothers Roger Wayne, Ora Wayne and Robert “Bobby” Wayne; one sister, Patsy Grouch; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Iva “Mae” Williams, and one brother, James “Vernon” Wayne.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Wayne officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

 

ZETTA MONDOLA PETERSON

Zetta Mondola Peterson, 81, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Wyoming County, the daughter of the late Fulton and Ritta Cozart Duncan.

Surviving are two sons, James Easterling of Nevada and Franklin Brice; two daughters, Wanda Patrick of Warren, Ohio, and Brenda Jagers; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brice Peterson, and several brothers and sisters.

At her request, her remains were cremated. A private burial will be held at the family farm, Big Springs, at a later date.

 

RUSSELL TAYLOR

Russell H. Taylor, 87, of Williamstown, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Okey and Lucy Parsons Taylor.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War. He retired from O-Ames as a pipe fitter in the maintenance department. He was a member of Summit Valley United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Russell H. Taylor and Richard G. Taylor, both of Williamstown, and Roger L. Taylor of Waverly; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Taylor, and three sons, Randy Taylor, Jimmie Taylor and Kenneth Taylor.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Nicholas Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

CARRIE EVANGELINE FOGLE STUMP

Carrie Evangeline Fogle Stump, 88, of Morgantown, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late William W. and Maude Miller Fogle.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, PEO Sisterhood Chapter B, Morgantown, Friends of WVU Hospitals and WVU Campus Club.

Surviving are one son, Richard R. Stump; one daughter, Beverly Ann Stump; one niece, Debbie Tipper of Vienna; three nephews, William Lanham of Morgantown, Mike Fuchs of Parkersburg and Kenneth Stump of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 11 adopted daughters, Jennifer Bertha, Jessi Conners, Jessica Hamilton, Timi Ridgeway, Tiffany Kiess, Lisa Collingwood, Jessica Collins, Karen Summers, Khrystine Knicely, Michelle Dewitt and Mary Darnell; and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Ronald L Stump; one son, Richard R Stump; one daughter, Beverly Ann Stump; one brother, Wallace M. Fogle; and two nieces, Constance Fogle Fuchs and Candace Fogle Lanham.

Services were held at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Pastor Michael Atkinson officiating. Burial was in Lawnwood Cemetery.

 

HERBERT ‘Jack’ MURPHY

Herbert A. “Jack” Murphy, 84, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.

He was born in Vienna, the son of the late Lena Sams and Charles A. Murphy of Vienna.

He was a 1947 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He was an employee of American Cyanamid of St. Marys for 15 years and W.Va. Dept. of Highways for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Maxine (Ruth) Murphy; two sons, Francis E. Murphy of Raleigh, N.C., and Charles Murphy of Grantsville; one daughter, Rhonda Farr of Parkersburg; six step- children; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. One sister Patsy Williamson of Vienna WV

Visitation will be held Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice, 1226 Market St., Parkersburg WV 26101.

 

DANIEL JOSEPH COTTRILL

Daniel Joseph Cottrill, 26, of Gassaway, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Marvin Gene Cottrill of Perkins and Margaret M. Polino Nicholas and husband David of Gassaway.

He was a 2005 graduate of Braxton County High School and a 2007 graduate of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. He was a welder and boilermaker.

 Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Elizabeth Anne King and husband Zachary of Chapel and Gina Marie Cottrill of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three brothers, Steven Joe Cottrill of Rosedale, Christopher Nicholas and Cory Nicholas; one niece; three nephews, Alexander James King, Marshall Cottrill and Isaac Cottrill; and his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Dorothy Polino of Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Amelia Nicole Cot-trill, and his paternal grandparents, William D. and Audrey Cottrill.

Services were held at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gas-saway. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

 

REV. DELBERT KIRBY

Rev. Delbert L. Kirby, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.

He was the son of the late Ferrell and Flora Kirby. He began 50 years of ministry at Akron Baptist Chapel.

After pastoring other churches in Ohio, he taught bible classes at Hollywood Christian School, Florida, for 12 years. He also served at Leatherbark Community Church, Broomstick Community Church and Steer Creek Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Milam Phillips; one grandson, Michael Milam; and two great-grandsons, Austin and Colby Milam.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Sue Kirby.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in Broomstick Cemetery.

 

KERRY SWIFT

Kerry Swift, Sr., 61, of Ivydale, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late Charles Ivar Swift and Mona White Swift.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was formerly employed at Colonial Exxon, Charleston.

Surviving are his wife, Debbie Starcher Swift; two sons, Kerry Swift, Jr., and Charles Ivar Swift II, both of Wisconsin; two daughters, Malissa Swift of Charleston and Jessica Swift of Fairmont; three brothers, Ronald Swift and Daniel Swift, both of Ohio, and David Swift of Missouri; one sister, Dara Taylor of Ohio; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lizabeth.

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

 

SABRIE TRUMAN

Sabrie M. Truman, 89, of Scott Depot, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane.

She was born in Ohio, the daughter of the late Henry and Rosa Maude Clay Ramey.

She was a retired employee of Health Rite Clinic, Charleston. She attended Johnston United Methodist Church, Scott Depot, and was a member and past matron of Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are one son, Michael Truman of Scott Depot; two daughters, Regina Francis of Hurricane and Cathy Carper of Chloe; two brothers, Leon Ramey and Glen Ramey, both of Athalia, Ohio; five grandchildren, Joseph Deweese, Charles Hicks of Big Bend, Tina Kuhn of Ripley, Julie Walker of Spencer and Steve Carper of Clarksburg; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marlena Sue Hicks, and one great-grandson, Joshua Paul Walker.

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

 

JEAN CARTE

Jean Carte, 73, of Cottageville, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Lane K. and Gladys G. Putnam Roberts.

She was a seamstress and co-owner and operator of J&J Fabric Shop, Cottageville and Millwood, for 29 years. She was a 22-year member of VFW Post #5501 Ladies Auxiliary, Ripley, an honorary citizen of Mooseheart, and Woman of the Moose. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Hershel “Joe” Carte; three sons, Rick Ash and Tom Wilson, both of Spencer, and Timothy Wilson of LeRoy; two daughters, Ranell Ash Windland of Spencer and Marlyn “Marty” Carte of Cottageville; three step-daughters, Regina Carte Newbrough of Albany, Ohio, Beverly Carte Price of Wharton and Brenda “Binky” Carte Fraier of Cutler, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Delmas Roberts of Winfield; and one sister, June McDowell of Bolivia, N.C.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Roberts.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public services.

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RICKY DALE SMITH

Ricky Dale Smith, 50, of Newton, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at his home from injuries received in a farm accident.

He was born in Charleston, the son of Raymond Dale Smith of Newton and Lois A. McClain Smith of Newton.

He was employed by ACE Pipeline, Inc., Clendenin. He was a member of IUOE, Local 132, Charleston, and USWA.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three children, Ricky Dale Smith, Jr., Jessie Lea Smith and Katelynn Faith Smith, all of Newton; fiancée, Mandy Ellison of Chloe; Mandy’s daughter, Dusty Morgan Duffield; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Onnie Starcher III, Debbie and Brian Scott and Linda and Shannon Runyon, all of Newton; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with burial in Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

GORDON McKEE

Gordon D. McKee, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Roane General Hospital.

He was a 1944 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in World War II. He was a member of Albert’s Chapel Methodist Church, Sandridge, and was a Sunday School teacher for 50 years. He retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Corp. in 1981 with 36 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Mary Ella Moore McKee, whom he married on Jan. 12, 1947; three daughters, Myra Lynn Painter and husband Joseph of Gandeeville, Debra Jo Young and husband Rodney of Elkview and Karen Jane White and husband Gary of Gainesville, Va.; seven grandchildren, Mary Beth Painter Tanner and husband Jeff, Matthew Gordon Painter and wife Michelle, Rebecca Ann Young Kelly and husband Art, Brian Stephen Young and wife Kimberly, Ryan K. Foroughi and wife Angela, Cyrus K. Foroughi, and Sophia N. Foroughi; 10 great- grandchildren, Caleb, Cole, Ella and Lucy Kelly, J.D. and Jebediah Painter, Zane and Brock Tanner, and Rylee and Brody Young; one sister, Lenelle McKee Stalnaker; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rev. Glendon McKee and Arco E. McKee, and two sisters, Arleta McKee Sturm and Flo McKee Hall.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearengin and Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

 

LORIS ‘Jim’ SIMMONS

Loris “Jim” Simmons, 77, of Ashland, Ohio, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Samaritan Hospital, Ashland.

He was born in Beatrice, the son of the late Charles and Carmel Lemon Simmons.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from F.E. Myers Co. in 2001 after over 30 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Rosa Lee Scott Simmons, whom he married on Sept. 1, 1963; one daughter, Lisa Honaker of Westerville, Ohio; one son, Kevin Simmons of Ashland; three brothers, Paul Simmons of Belleville, Norman Simmons of Calhoun County and Gary Simmons of Newark; and one sister, Jane Davis of Ellenboro.

Services were held at Heyl Funeral Home, Ashland, Ohio, with Dick Riley officiating, and at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Michael Hardbarger officiating. Burial was in Fought Cemetery, Newark.

 

RUBY GENE HAYDEN

Ruby Gene Hayden, 74, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Lynn, the son of the late Judd and Mildred Sidwell Carder.

She was co-pastor at Camden Avenue Church of God.   

Surviving are her husband of 15 years, Edward G. Hayden; two sons, Dennis Carder of Elizabeth and Donald Carder of Parkersburg; three daughters, Darlene Norton of Louisville, Ky., and Denis Hughes and Janet V. Hiner, both of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dale Parker officiating.

PETER DEEM

Peter E. Deem, 79, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Walter and Ann Deem.

He retired from the military after 21 years of service, including Vietnam and Korean wars. He retired from U.S. Postal Service after 19 years. He was a member of American Legion, DAV, and Central Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Doris Deem; three daughters, Michelle Rafferty of Little Hocking, Ohio, Joyce Wise of Cullman, Ala., and Teresa Flythe of Savannah, Ga.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Pearle Johnson of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Dawson.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Chaplain Mike Allen officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North, with full military honors.

 

LILLIAN FAITH FREDERICK

Lillian Faith Frederick, 83, of Bramblewood Village, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Genesis Health Care, Glenville.

She was born at Coal Fork, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin “Frank” and Virgie May Richards Frederick.

She was a member of Hoy Chapel Church, Freed.

Surviving are four brothers, Dallas Frederick of Nobe, Denzil Frederick of Volga, George Frederick of Big Springs and Rogers Frederick of Weston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Jean Sams and Edna Jarvis, and two nephews, Daren Lee Frederick and John Andrew “Andy” Frederick.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RANDEL DEAN FOWLER

Randel Dean Fowler, 74, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Osa Wilson Fowler of Grantsville and the late Lowman P. Fowler.

He was a 1957 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1958-1962. He retired from E.I. DuPont Co. with over 30 years of service.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 50 years, Barbara Greathouse Fowler; two daughters, Brenda Hronec of Westerville, Ohio, and Beth Parsons of Parkersburg; four grand-children, Hannah and Hailey Hronec and Bayley and Breanna Parsons; and one brother, Mike Fowler of Parkersburg.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., South Parkersburg, with military honors by American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

VIRGINIA LEE WALKER FORD

Virginia Lee Walker Ford, 69, of Norton, Ohio, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.

She was born at White Pine, the daughter of the late Poe and Mildred Walker.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Ronald L. Ford; four sons, Ronald Ray Ford, Michael Ford, Robert Ford and Mathew Ford; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Noel Walker and Donald Walker; two sisters, Janet Walker and Sue Swisher; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Brianna.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton, Ohio.

 

JAMES STEWART WRIGHT

James Stewart Wright, 62, of Glenville, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Auzie and Artie Kimble Wright.

Surviving are one daughter, Leona Wright of Mineral Wells, and two sisters, Ruth Wright and Jean Shock, both of Calhoun County.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Warren Johnson Wright.

A private family memorial service will be arranged at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneral homes.com.

 

ERMA COTTRELL

Erma Cottrell, 77, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas Pleasy Luzader and Lilly Gay Luzader of Orma.

She was a Christian and attended Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Grace Baum and husband Daniel of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Margaret Waybright and husband Fred and Natalie Atkinson and husband Luther, all of Arnoldsburg; one grandson, Cody Waybright of Arnoldsburg; one granddaughter, Jessica Arias and husband Alex of Arnoldsburg; one nephew, Michael Stalnaker and wife Sara of Walker; and three great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray D. Cottrell; one sister, Jewell Stalnaker; and one brother, Walter Luzader.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. George Rose and Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Cottrell-Conley Cemetery, Bear Run.

 

JAMES ‘Jim’ BARR

James D. ‘Jim’ Barr, 78, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, on his farm.

He was the son of the late Alfred and Carolina Kelley Barr.

He was employed for many years in the oil field industry as a rough neck, driller, drilling superintendent and tool pusher before becoming disabled. He was a member of EUB Church of Cherry Fork, White Pine.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Marilyn Callihan Barr; two daughters, Lurland Marie Daughtery and Sheri Barnhill; four sons, James D. Barr II, Stephen P. Barr, Jay Barr and Aaron Barr; three brothers, David Barr, William Barr, Robert Barr; one sister, Linda Metz; 10 grandchildren, Raymond Chuck Bancroft, Heather Fenton, Chasidy Rush, Tonya Graham, Tony and Melissa Barnhill, Kelley and Crosby Barr, Nolan Segbers and Valarie Barr; eight great-grandchildren, Zarek, Chelsea and Caleb Fenton, Catherine, Jacob and Abby Bancroft, Matthew Rush and Philip Graham II; aunt, Jean Miller; uncle, Donald Kelley; several nieces and nephews; and two special men, Clayton Bonawitz and Keith Collins, and a daughter-in-law, Jennis Darelene McCulley, that he treated as his own children.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lurland Marie Barr Daughtery, and one brother, Robert Max Barr.

Mr. Barr gifted his body to the Human Gift Registry, Morgantown. Memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

 

RICHARD LEE ‘Dick’ WOLFE

Richard Lee “Dick” Wolfe, 82, of Canaan Valley, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Cortland Acres, Thomas.

He was born in Clendenin, the son of the late Alison R. and Iolene Thrash Wolfe.

He was a 1948 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. While a student at WVU, he became a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Upon graduation in 1956, he was employed by Consolidated Natural Gas Co., Clarksburg. He retired in 1990 as vice president of human resources. He was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Davis, and served on the boards of United Hospital Center, Summit Center, United Way, Cortland Acres Association, Timberline Association, and Boys Scouts of America. He was a 50-year member of Lions Club and served as president of the Clarksburg and Thomas-Davis clubs. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #40 and Scottish Rite.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Wilson Wolfe, whom he married on Aug. 20, 1955; one daughter, Elizabeth Fox; and five grandchildren, Alyssa Jayaram, Amanda Wolfe, Sarah Fox, Matthew Fox and Zachery Wolfe.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard II, and two brothers, Rolly Wolfe and Robert Wolfe.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m., at Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Harrison County. Remembrances may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Allohak Council #618, 1340 Juliana St., Parkersburg, WV 26101-3902, or Friends of Cortland Acres, 39 Cortland Lane, Thomas, WV 26269.

 

IVA ADA HOSKINS

Iva Ada Hoskins, 84, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Vada Hall McKown and James Lee McKown.

Iva was an employee of BF Goodrich and Kellwood Co.

Surviving are three sons, Larry Hoskins of Ripley and Bradley Hoskins and Jeffery Hoskins, both of Arnoldsburg; five daughters, Sharon Monday of Kenna, Nancy O’Brien of St. Albans, Alice “Jeanne” Wagoner of Sand Ridge, Cindy Cottrell of Arnoldsburg and Missie Hoskins of Spencer; special daughter-in-law, Liz Hoskins of Evan; 14 grandchildren, Tony O’Brien, Patty Hamilton, Kevin Booher, Chris Hoskins, Tonya O’Brien, Teresa Varney, Jamie Wagoner, Amy Cottrell, Brian Wagoner, Eric Hoskins, Darren Hoskins, Ashli Cottrell, Stacy Marks and Jeffrey Hoskins; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn McKown of Harmony and Bill McKown of Peniel four sisters, Carol Sue Romine of Spencer, Bonnie Hockman of Tennessee, Phyllis Spurlock of Harmony and Barbara Miller of Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vere “Buster” Hoskins; one son, Stanley Hoskins; one grandson, Terry Hoskins; and three brothers Lee Junior McKown, Eugene McKown and Brice McKown.

Iva’s lifelong wish was to be cremated. Memorial service will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Visitation will be held Sunday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1601 2nd Ave., Charleston, WV 25387. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stump-funeralhomes.com.

 

HARRY SMITH

Harry O. Smith, 82, of Las Cruces, N.M., died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Seymour Smith and Annie Burrows Smith.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1967 and was a Korean War veteran of the 5th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal and a Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars. He retired after working for labor unions in West Virginia and New Mexico. He was active in the Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 13 years, Diane Smith; three sons, Larry Smith, Stephen Smith and Alan Smith; one daughter, Mary Smith; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy M. Smith, and an infant son, Harry L. Smith.

Memorial service will be held Saturday at Scripture Baptist Church, Elks Drive, Las Cruces.

MARY LUE BOWER

Mary Lue Bower, 84, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

She was born in Pad, the daughter of Willis Wayne and Grace McKinley Phillips.

She worked as a secretary for 21 years at Summerville’s Office Supply, retiring in 1990. She was a founding board member of The Giving Doll, Volunteer of the Year in 2011 and helped direct the Barberton Giving Doll program.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Thomas; one daughter, Jan Householder; and niece and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Willis Wayne Phillips, and two brothers, Elmer Phillips and Carl Phillips.

Visitation service was held at Bacher Funeral Home, Akron, Ohio. Graveside service was held at Big Bend Cemetery.

 

DONALD GATSOFF

Donald G. Gatsoff, 80, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and had resided in Minnie Hamilton Health System’s long term care unit for nine years.

He was a retired restaurant owner and served as a medic in the U.S. Army. He was a Christian.

Surviving are his nursing home family, his roommate, Larry Bell, and friends in the community, Rev. Rick Metheney and wife Susie, Tim Davis, David Trippett, Gloria Stevens, Carolyn (Sue) Arthur, Joyce Fitzwater, and Keith Poling and family.

Graveside services were held at Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating.

 

HARRIETT STURMS

Harriett Sturms, 86, of Rowles Run Road, Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William “Bub” Slider and Lula Dell Adams Stout Slider.

Surviving are one son, Harold R. Sturms of Creston; two daughters, Mary L. Brown of Mt. Zion and Greta V. Starcher of Annamoriah; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great- great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carl Sturms; an infant son; six sisters; and one brother.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Cremo Community Church, with Rev. Larry Bennett and Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

ALTON FRANKLIN TANNER

Alton Franklin Tanner, 64, of Nebo, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

He was the son of the late William and Vena Evelyn Jarvis Tanner.

He was a former employee of Norton Environmental of Ohio.

Surviving are one daughter, Ramona White and husband Tim of Reedy; three brothers, Billie Tanner of Nebo, Carroll Tanner of Ohio and Jack Tanner of Sandyville; five sisters, Donnie Moore and Hope Nelson, both of Reedy, Martha Copley and Sue Armstead, both of Ohio, and Zelma Long of Big Otter; and one grandson, Daniel Beatty.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dude Greathouse and Helen McCune, and three brothers, Jeff Tanner, Buck Tanner and Doy Tanner.

Memorial service was held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating, and burial of the cremated remains on the Tanner family farm at Nebo.

 

PHELMA JANE WEASE

Phelma Jane Wease, 62, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at her home.

She was the daughter of Rev. Donzel Wease and the late Emma Louise Gainer Wease.

Surviving in addition to her father were one son, Bryan Wease; three brothers, Dennis C. Wease, Dana A. Wease and Donzel G. Wease; and one sister, Ruth Louise Cook.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, and burial in St. Paul Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

GERALDINE ‘Gerry’ HOPE RAMPP

Geraldine “Gerry” Hope Rampp, 76, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.

She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late George and Virginia Hope Lawman Rampp.

She was a 1954 graduate of Bridgeport High School and received a BS degree in physical education from West Virginia University in 1958. She taught at Madison High School, Mansfield, before retiring in 1991. She was director of Girl Scout Day Camp in Calhoun County during the summer of 1958.

Surviving are two daughters, Katherine Crocker and Lori Baker; two sons, James Rampp and Joshua Rampp; two grandchildren, Gerri Clark and Faith Rampp; one great-grandchild, Korbin Rampp; and one sister, Helen Rampp Morris of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marguerite Rampp Shriver of Weston, Virginia Rampp Murdoch of La Canada, Calif., and Jeanne Rampp Hart of Houston, Tex.

The body will be cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date in Mansfield, Ohio and in Bridgeport. Burial will be in Benedum Cemetery, Bridgeport.

 

ALVAH ‘Glenn’ GRIFFIN

Alvah “Glenn” Griffin, 84, of New Franklin, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Summa Barberton Hospital.

He was born at Oka.

As a young man, he worked on the family sawmill with his dad and brother. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of United Fellowship Club and Teamsters Local #92. He retired from The Spindler Co., North Canton, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Joanne Sexton, whom he married Dec. 23, 1950, in Indiana; two daughters, Susan Sands of Manchester, Ohio, and Cindi Rankin of Orange Park, Fla.; adopted son, Rodger Lee Griffin of Manchester; four grandchildren, Billy Sands and Brianna, Thomas and Reese Rankin; two sisters; one brother; one aunt, Halcie Dawson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reese B. and Alice Lloyd Griffin; his mother and father-in-law, Walter and Ludie Sexton; one sister, Verda Bush; and one brother, Cecil “Ralph” Griffin.

Cremation was held. Memorial service was held at Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home, Canal Fulton, Ohio, with Tim Steven-hagen officiating.

 

ANNA SMITH HUDKINS

Anna V. Smith Hudkins, 84, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Unity Hospital, Fridley, Minn.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late James and Mellie Starcher.

She retired from Marion Manor Nursing Home after 20 years of service. She was a member of Church of Christ in Christian Union, Marion, Ohio, since 1946.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Hahn of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Mellie Mack of Marion; two grandchildren, Eric Hahn of Columbia Heights, Minn., and Kirsten Hahn of Blaine, Minn.; two great-grandchildren, Elysa Hahn and Edalynn Hahn; two sisters, Linda Bisel of Galion, Ohio, and Jessie Shoffner of Marion; two brothers, Curt Starcher of New Albany, Ohio, and Ray Starcher of Marion.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 37 years, Victor Eugene Smith, and her second husband of 13 years, Billy Hudkins; and siblings, (twin) Jim, Harley, and infants Holly and Sadie.

Services were held in Church of Christ in Christian Union. Burial was in Agosta Cemetery, New Bloomington, Ohio.

 

SCOTTIE LOU MATHESS

Scottie Lou Mathess, 71, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Clarksburg VA Hospital.

He was the son of the late Bernard and Margret Mathess.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of 19 years, having served in the Vietnam War. He was serving his second year as commander of VFW Post 5959, Grantsville, where he was an active member for 12 years.

Surviving are his companion of 26 years, Gisela Barb Gibson; three sisters, Glenna Jean Bunch of Burning Springs, Louise Richards of Glasgow, Ky., and Phyllis Lahman of Grantsville; one brother, Bernard (Jackie) Mathess of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Vivian McIntyre, and two nephews, Randy Richards and Nathan Sollars.

Graveside services will be performed by Ceredo-Kenova American Legion Post 93 Honor Guard on Sunday, 1 p.m., at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

VIRGINIA ANN NULL

Virginia Ann Null, 75, of Freeport, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Fairmont, the daughter of the late Ross and Ann Eddy Cochran.

She was a certified EMT, worked on the first emergency squad in Wirt County, and volunteered at Wirt County Primary Center for 11 years as a certified nursing assistant.

Surviving are two sons, Rodney Null of Elizabeth and Ryan Null of Freeport; three granddaughters, Tessa Null of Elizabeth, Tara Reader of Calhoun and Samatha Null of Parkersburg; three great-grandchildren; one niece; one great-nephew; and one special great-niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Royce Null; one son, Randy Null; one sister, Nancy Kenny; and one brother, Jack Cochran.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Clyde Border officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Freeport Cemetery.

 

MARVIN WHIPKEY

Marvin R. Whipkey, 73, of Parkersburg, died Monday, July 29, 2013.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late James H. and Fonda Radabaugh Whipkey.

He retired from W.Va. Division of Highways after 25 years and six months of service. He had previously attended Cedar Grove Community Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Ruthaline E. Kendall Whipkey of Parkersburg; one daughter, Kathy Wigal and husband Mike of West Salem, Ohio; one son, Marvin Ray Whipkey II and wife Angie of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Roberts of Five Forks; and two brothers, Wavel Whipkey of Vienna and Gail Siers of Elizabeth.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Whipkey; one brother, Donzel Whipkey; and two sisters, Willadean Amos and Minnie Mae Cain.

A celebration of his life was held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

 

MARY LOU RICHARDS

Mary Lou Richards, 79, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Pike County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Willie Gardner and Bertha Varney Hensley.

She retired from Rubber Crafters, Inc., and was a member of AARP.

Surviving are one daughter, Pamela K. Davis of Big Bend; two sons, William A “Billy” Holbert of Big Springs and Theodore “Teddy” Holbert of Big Bend; four grandchildren, Shannon Davis, Melissa Jones, Richard Davis and Bradley Holbert; five great- grandchildren, Kaitlyn Davis, Logan and Megan Jones, and Kolten and Braylee Holbert; three step-grandchildren, Shawn and Josie Whipkey and Derek Villers; one sister, Barbara S. Greer of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two brothers, Charles E. Hensley of Cleveland, Ohio, and Joe C. Hensley of Springfield, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael G. Holbert; her first husband, Owen Theodore Holbert; her second husband, Robert J. Richards; and one brother, Billy Gene Hensley.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery.

 

ELOISE SINNETT

Eloise E. Sinnett, 91, of Vienna, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Lee and Flora Bailey Edgell.

She retired after teaching in Calhoun, Roane and Wood counties and was a longtime volunteer at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are three daughters, Sharon Stewart and husband Ron of Spencer, Marilyn Harrison and husband Tom of Morgan-town and Debra Sinnett of Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Russell B. Stump II officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

 

ORVILLE RADABAUGH

Orville Radabaugh, 83, of Nebo, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

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

Surviving are one sister, Eudora Radabaugh King of Big Bend; two brothers, Ralph Radabaugh of Nobe and Delmas Radabaugh of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and caregiver and friends, Louise Boggs, Justin Ferrell and Melanie Jo Ferrell.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur Radabaugh, Clarence Radabaugh and Willard Radabaugh; and three sisters, Pauline Radabaugh, Adelpha Radabaugh Yoak and Geneva Radabaugh.

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

 

HARLAN MERRELL VAN CAMP

Harlan Merrell Van Camp, 84, of Harpers Ferry, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his residence.

He was born at White Pine, the son of the late Joseph Paris Van Camp and Lelah Viola Simers Van Camp.

He was a 1947 graduate of Calhoun County High School, and a graduate of Glenville State College and West Virginia University with a masters in education administration. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and principal of Blue Ridge Elementary for 25 years, retiring in 1985. He also owned and operated Van Camp’s Auto Salvage and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Bakerton, and longtime member of Gideons International.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Gretchen; three daughters, Dianna Bailey of Cumberland, Md., and Elizabeth Jean Van Camp and Mona Kay Spanos, both of Bakerton; two sons, Harlan Joseph Van Camp of Bakerton and Kenneth Lee Van Camp of Martins-burg; one brother, Ronald Van Camp of Glen Burnie, Md.; 19 grandchildren, John J., Katie and Lindsey Van Camp, Belinda and Larry Bailey, Amanda Handley, Matthew Pauley Bailey, Gerald, Sam, Pete and Alyssa Holler, Chris, Jack, Michael and Nicholas Spanos, Spencer Van Camp, Kayla Reeves, Taylor Van Camp and Karsyn Van Camp; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene, Richard and Ronnie Dale Van Camp; one granddaughter, Tara Spanos; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, with Pastor Scott Sassaman officiating.

 

DONALD ‘Donnie’ WAYNE JOHNSON

Donald “Donnie” Wayne Johnson, 70, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Okey Dale and Irene Cooper Johnson.

He retired from United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 899. He was a member and a trustee of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Helen Stemple Johnson; two daughters, Allison Johnson Millard of Williston, S.C., and Elizabeth Paige Johnson of Fairmont; one son, Rob Johnson of Arnoldsburg; eight grandchildren, Matthew Wayne Lightsey, Dalton Brant, Brock Brant, Wyatt Brant, Hailey Millard, Jaden Millard, Makayla Dawn Johnson and Karlie Elizabeth Johnson; one sister, Phyllis Malona; one brother, Mark Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles E. Johnson and Lewis Dale Johnson, and one niece, Amanda Lea Johnson.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Ron Chesser officiating. Burial will be in Stemple Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

IRA WAYMAN SKAGGS

Ira Wayman Skaggs, 92, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was the son of the late Ira D. and Myrtle McCutcheon Skaggs.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Laura D. Skaggs; three sons, Larry Jean Skaggs and Merlin Skaggs, both of South Carolina, and Joe Skaggs of Arnoldsburg; one daughter, Loueen O’Neil of South Carolina; one step-daughter, Karen Settles of Arnoldsburg; one step-son, Carl Bragg of Virginia; one sister, Nell Murphy of North Carolina; two sons, Hubert Skaggs of Nebraska and Clinton Skaggs of Ansted; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Doug Skaggs; one grandchild; one sister, Veda Dufore; and one brother, Marie Skaggs.

Graveside services and burial were held at Sand Ridge Cemetery, with Rev. Gary Bowen officiating.

 

ELOISE SINNETT

Eloise E. Sinnett, 91, of Vienna, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Lee and Flora Bailey Edgell.

She retired after teaching in Calhoun, Roane and Wood counties and was a longtime volunteer at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are three daughters, Sharon Stewart and husband Ron of Spencer, Marilyn Harrison and husband Harrison of Morgantown and Debra Sinnett of Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Russell B. Stump II officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

 

DORSEY SEARS

Dorsey V. Sears, 88, of Wadsworth, Ohio, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Barberton Citizens Hospital.

He was born in Nicut, the son of the late Clay and Seretha King Sears.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and owned Main TV repair shop, worked as a machinist at Conval, and retired from Valley City. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ. He was previous Governor of Wadsworth Moose and a member of Wadsworth Eagles. He married Mary Napolitano on Oct. 28, 1950.

Surviving are two daughters, Wanda Simon of Wadsworth and Linda Lang of Norton, Ohio; two grandchildren, Greg Simon and Michelle Simon; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Delbert Sears of Stumptown; three sisters, Mary Ekin of Springfield, Ohio, Olena Pyle of Wadsworth and Deloras Church of Utica, Ohio.

 He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leslie Sears and Darius Sears.

Services were held at Roberts Funeral Home, Hillcrest Chapel, Seville, Ohio, with Deacon Roger Klaas officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, with military rites.

 

KAI LEE HELMICK

Kai Lee Helmick, 2-1/2 days, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

He was born in Huntington, the son of Kevin and Jennifer Cottrell Helmick of Orma.

Surviving in addition to his parents, are his sister, Alexis Helmick; maternal grandparents, Bobby and Rosetta Cottrell of Stumptown; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Katherine Helmick of Nicut; maternal great-grandparents, Russell Cottrell of Shock and Linda McCumbers of Arnoldsburg; and three uncles, Cody Helmick, Joey Helmick and Bobby Cottrell, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Willard McCumbers, and his grandmother, Etta Cottrell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Jason Nettles officiating, and burial in Metz Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

FRANK TEDDY CLOWSER

Frank Teddy Clowser, 81, of Chapel, Braxton County, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at home.

He was the son of the late Harley G. and Arka B. McElwee Clowser.

He was an oil well driller and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are four children, Frankie Clowser and Janet Clowser, both of Gassaway, Mark Clowser of Elyria, Ohio, and Cindy Morgan of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Nicholas Clowser; one son, Steven Brent Clowser; and one brother, Buddy Clowser.

Services were held at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating. Burial, with military rites, were in Bender Run Cemetery, Chapel.

 

CHARLES RAY METZ

Charles Ray Metz, 35, of Grantsville, died Thursday, July 18, 2013.

He was the son of Raymond and Deloris Metz of Big Bend.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Kelcie Rae Metz; three sons, Nickolas Cage Metz, Dalton Isaiah Metz and Wesley Clay Metz; grandmothers, Letha Keener and Waneta Sturms; three sisters, Michele Murray, Traci Bukowski and Kathy Grey; and one brother Michael Harris.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clay “Blackie” Sturms, Jr.

Graveside services were held at Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

 

FREIDA ANN TUTTLE

Freida Ann Tuttle, 80, of Joker, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

She was born in Annamoriah, the daughter of the late Walter Isaac Tuttle and Mary Bryner Tuttle.

She was member of Bryner Chapel Church, Joker.

Surviving are two daughters, Marlene Riggs and Darlene Wright, both of Joker; two grandchildren, Jeff Riggs and Rachel Shrader; one sister, Martha Duskey of Barberton, Ohio; and four nephews, Willard Duskey and Bill Duskey, both of Cremo, and Charlie Duskey and Richard Duskey, both of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Duskey and Donna Jean Tuttle.

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

 

MARY ELLEN LINGER

Mary Ellen Linger, 78, of Mineral Wells, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Denver G. Yoak and Nell M. Fitzhugh Yoak.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Surviving are her husband, Delmar A. Linger; two daughters, Kay Deem of Mineral Wells and Teresa Shackelford of Clarksburg; five sons, Doug Linger of Elizabeth, Delmar Linger of Lisbon, Ohio, Butch Fortney and Barry Occurran, both of Marietta, Ohio, and Greg Cooper of Belpre, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Denver Yoak, Jr., and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Harry Miller officiating.

 

ELOISE CARPENTER NICHOLS

Eloise Carpenter Nichols, 81, of Spencer, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Salathiel and Audra Ruth Starcher Carpenter.

She was a homemaker and a member of Spencer Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Rose Mary Starcher of Spencer; three sons, Toney H. Nichols of Elizabeth and Danny Lee Nichols and Jeffrey Allen Nichols, both of Spencer; three sisters, Linda Kincaid of Spencer and Barbara Nichols and Bessie Merrill, both of Ohio; one brother, Chuck Carpenter of Calhoun County; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Homer Nichols; one daughter, Margaret Suttle; one sister, Daisy Yoak; and one brother, Kenneth Carpenter.

Per her wishes, the body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held on Sunday, 2 p.m., at Spencer Seventh Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Daniel Marconi officiating. Burial will be held later at Starcher Cemetery, Calhoun County.

 

GEORGE GLENN COTTRILL

George Glenn Cottrill, 85, of Chloe, died Thursday, July 11, 2013.

He was born at Rosedale, the son of the late General George Cottrill and Freda Dillon Cottrill. He retired from Rockwell International, Newton Falls, Ohio, in 1976. He attended Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are two sons, Craig Cottrill of Martinsburg and Ronald Cottrill of Tacoma, Wash.; two daughters, Crystal Adamson of Windham, Ohio, and Heidi Allen of Chloe; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zella Dickey Cottrill, whom he married Aug. 5, 1950, and one son, Rick.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

ELLEN FLORA LACY

Ellen Flora Lacy, 70, of Big Bend, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.

She was born in Royal Oak, Mich., the daughter of the late Howard and Ellenor Keast Carlson.

Surviving are her husband, Franklin Clifford Lacy, Sr.; two daughters, Colleen Fay Stewart of Toledo, Ohio, and Vicky Ray Parsons of Bell City, Mo.; two sons, Franklin Clifford Lacy, Jr., of Toledo, Ohio, and Christopher Noel Lacy of Big Bend; one sister, Lorre Barnard of Clawson, Mich.; one brother, Darrell Carlson of Waterford, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Barry Skaggs officiating, and burial in Big Bend Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

PAUL FALB

Paul A. Falb, 90, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Ulinee Falb, on July 17, 2009.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

 

EVELYN ‘Penny’ RICE

Evelyn “Penny” Rice, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Apr. 18, 2013, at Genesis Healthcare, Glenville Center.

She was a restaurant manager prior to retirement.

Surviving is her husband, Walter “Pete” Rice. 

At her request, her remains were cremated and no services will be held.

 

BRUNNA LOUVERN STALNAKER ARNOLD PENMAN

Brunna Louvern Stalnaker Arnold Penman, 104, of Fountain of the Sun, Ariz., died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Springdale Village, Mesa, Ariz.

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

She was an Elder of John Calvin Presbyterian Church and past business owner with her husband in West Virginia and Arizona.

Surviving are three sons, R.C. Arnold and wife Kathryn, William Arnold and wife Kay, and Lowell Arnold; one sister, Naomi Simms; one step-son, George Penman, Jr., and wife Linda; one step-daughter, Bonnie McGovern and husband Jerry; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grand-children; and many Arnold/Stalnaker nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 40 years, Doyle Van Arnold; her second husband of 17 years, George Penman; one daughter, Berniece Tucker Scharff; one grand-daughter, Stephanie Arnold; three sisters, Juanita Shorb, Emma Deel and Eupha Jones; and five brothers, Fenton Stalnaker, Eucal Stalnaker, Euell Stalnaker, Bee Stalnaker and James Stalnaker.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Banner Hospice, 202 E. Earll Dr., Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

 

NAOMI ‘Ruth’ DAWSON

Naomi “Ruth” Dawson, 77, of Arnoldsburg, formerly of Ripley, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at University of Virginia Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dorse and Melba Tucker Jarvis.

Ruth earned an associate degree from Parkersburg Community College and worked as a social worker much of her life.

Surviving are two sons, Stephen R. Dawson and Michael J. Dawson of Ripley; one daughter, Daphne L. Dawson of Ruckersville, Va., with whom she spent the last 10 years; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Debra Sears of West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Dawson, and one brother, Larry Jarvis.

Memorial service will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will follow in Minnora Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

GEORGIA CATHERINE ‘Kit’ NUTTER

Georgia Catherine “Kit” Nutter, 80, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Shenandoah, Tex.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Roy and Belle Clayton Cunningham.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Turek of The Woodlands, Tex.; one son, David Nutter of The Woodlands; four grandchildren, Travis Fitzpatrick, Jessica Madera, Cayleb Nutter and Kaylee Jerovsek; and two great-grandchildren, Madeline Fitzpatrick and George Madera.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William Keith Nutter; an infant daughter, Cheryl Nutter; two sisters, Edna Lorene Friend and Opal Nicholas; and eight brothers, Noel Eugene Cunningham, David Cunningham, Sterling Cunning-ham, Jennings Cunningham, Robert Cunningham, Leroy Cunning-ham, George Cunningham and baby Martin Cunningham.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated. Graveside service for family and friends will be held in the fall.

 

HOMER RADER

Homer L. Rader, 76, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born at Stinson, the son of the late James C. “Coy” and Eulia Jarvis Rader.

He was a 1956 graduate of Calhoun County High School and had served in the U.S. Marines. He was a member of First Assembly of God, where he served as an usher, and former member of Akron-Springfield Assembly of God, where he served as Teen Dept. Sunday School superintendent, Barberton Assembly of God, where he had served as secretary-treasurer. He retired from North American Roto Engravers, Wadsworth, Ohio, with 32 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Wandalee Smith Rader, whom he married on Apr. 16, 1960 in Ritchie County; one son, Christopher L. Rader of Dallas, Ga.; one daughter, Victoria L. Rader of Parkersburg; two grandsons, Jonathan Rader and Jeremy Rader; four brothers, Charles Rader of Barberton, Ernest “Tom” Rader of Annamoriah, James Rader of Victorsville, Calif., and Russell Rader of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Leona Ruth “Judy” Bowman of Grantsville and Jean Pitz of Barberton; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Rader, and one sister, Elizabeth Vasquez.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert Holland officiating. Burial was in Morris Family Cemetery, Ritchie County.

 

ROSEMARY BROWN

Rosemary Brown, 48, of Big Springs, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late French and Norma Mathess McFee.

Surviving are one daughter, Maranda Allen of Mineral Wells; one sister, Sherry Jones of Big Springs; and two brothers, Bobby McFee of Gallagher and David McFee of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jeff McFee.

Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Her body will be cremated and burial of the ashes will be in Owl Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.

 

LEONA ROBERTS HEINEY

Leona Roberts Heiney, 91, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born on Matthews Hill, Leaf Bank, near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Harry and Della Roberts.

She worked at B.F. Goodrich and as a cook at Grantsville Graded School for 15 years. She belonged to Enon Baptist Church since 1950 and served as Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel Heiney and Larry Heiney; three daughters, Linda Fivecoait and Kim Batten, both of Grantsville, and Lisa Smith of Charleston; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Haven Roberts, Roy Roberts, Harry Roberts and Donald Roberts; and one sister, Gladiola Anderson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

 

DENVER MACK RICHARDS

Denver Mack Richards, 60, of Big Bend, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Crucible, Pa.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Desmoin and Maggie Richards of Norman Ridge.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, serving from February 1971 through October 1979, and was recipient of several commendation medals, including the Purple Heart.

Surviving are one daughter, Traci Brown of Crucible; one son, Jason Richards of Creston; one grandson, Jakota Brown of Crucible; three sisters, Dessall Starcher of Ohio, Sadie Cunningham of Parkersburg and Anna Music of Pt. Pleasant; two brothers, Larry Richards of Big Root and Ronzel Richards of Norman Ridge; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his fiancé, Nellie Moss; two brothers, Charles Richards and Perry Richards; three sisters, Ola Triplett, Dottie Richards and Patricia “Patty” Richards; one niece, Heather Richards Myer; and one nephew, James D. “Jody” Richards.

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

 

IRENE SUE ‘Gag-gie’ McVAY

Irene Sue “Gag-gie” McVay, 59, of Pleasantview Towers, Vienna, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Arley Kellar and Elodene Crawford Kellar, and step-daughter of the late Donald Kellar.

She was a member of Davisville Community Chapel and had formerly attended Spreading Truth Ministries, where she taught Sunday School class. She received her GED from Parkersburg Christian School and had worked in a prison ministry.

Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Poling of Elizabeth; one son, Charlie Carver of Washington; six grandchildren, Jonathan Gill, Stephen Gill, Madison Braden, Adam Poling, Amber Poling and Brooke Poling; one great-grandchild, Delilah Gill; and two sisters, Nadine Ruble of Parkersburg and Sherrie Kellar of Lancaster, Ohio.

There will be a memorial service at a later date at the convenience of the family.

 

KENTON ‘Kenny’ BELL

Kenton W. “Kenny” Bell, 79, of Kanawha Drive, near Glenville, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Glenville, the son of the late Jesse E. Bell, Jr., and Edith Berry Bell.

He retired as supervisor in 1994 from American Tote Co. after 32 years. He was a graduate of Tanner High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving aboard the USS Mansfield. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Kathryn Mahaney Bell; one sister, Eleanor Bell Nicholas of Glenville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Lou Bell.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Dr. William Thomas officiating. Burial was in Stalnaker Cemetery, near Glenville.

 

GLENNA OPAL STALNAKER FLEMING

Glenna Opal Stalnaker Fleming, 90, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, July 6, 2013.

She was the eldest of seven children of the late Fenton R. and Opal Downs Stalnaker of Orma.

She was a 1939 graduate of Calhoun County High School and completed her standard normal certificate and bachelor’s degree at Glenville State College. She retired from the Calhoun County school system after more than 35 years as a teacher and principal. She helped launch West Fork Community Action and West Virginia Molasses Festival and was active in Extension Homemakers on the county, regional and state level for many years. She served as a 4-H club leader of Arnoldsburg Eagles, was a member of Crafty Ladies, and Past Matron and 50-year member of Grantsville Chapter #73, Order of Eastern Star. She was a lifelong Baptist and attended New Life Fellowship Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 71 years, Guy Paul Fleming; one son, Ron Fleming of Walker; two daughters, Sue Haymaker of Bluefield and Cheryl McKinney of Glenville; three grandchildren, Angela Ellis-Miller of Fairmont, Dee Cottrell of New Bern, N.C., and Ronnie P. Fleming II of Walker; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Lou Chenoweth of Ravenna, Ohio, and Orma (Toots) Downs of Southington, Ohio; and dozens of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, William H. Stalnaker, Marvin F. Stalnaker and Paul D. (Pete) Stalnaker, and one sister, Wanda Lee White.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Loren Price officiating. Burial will be in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Order of Eastern Star memorial services were scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

 

DONALD LEE NEWELL

Donald Lee Newell, 88, of Hartville, Ohio, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Gerald and Maude Schartiger Newell.

He was a World War II Army veteran and staff sergeant, who served in the 142nd Infantry Regiment and received the Purple Heart. He retired from Teledyne Monarch, Hartville, with 32 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Sylvia Boggs Newell, whom he married Apr. 2, 1948; one daughter, Margaret Rush of Hartville; one son, Donald Lee Newell, Jr., of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two grandsons, Gregory and Jason Newell; two brothers, Harry Newell of Orma and Leon Newell of Brimfield, Ohio; two sisters, Emogene Robinson of Tanner and Ellodene Yerkey of New Stanton, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, infant Johnnie Newell, Jerald Newell, Jr., and Harold Newell.

Services were held at Arnold Funeral Home, Hartville, with Pastor Anthony DiMarco officiating. Burial was in Mount Peace Cemetery, Hartville.

 

JAMES BOGGS

James Boggs, 77, of Ottawa, Ill., died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Thomas Russell Boggs and Della Francis Parsons.

He retired from GE Plastics after 30 years of service. He was a member of Sheridan United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Wirt County, Scottish Rite, and Shriners.

Surviving are his wife, Cissy McKenney, whom he married on Sept. 14, 2002; three daughters, Linda Baker of Rockford, Ill., Sheila Kiesewetter of Saunemin, Ill., and Crystal Heaton of Normal, Ill.; one step-son, Nick Roggy of DePue; five grandchildren, Christopher Stohl, Nicholas Amidon, Sara Amidon, Brittany Miles and Bekkah Roggy; two sisters, Anna Exline and Margaret Webster; two brothers, Jack Boggs and Charles Boggs; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Shawn Stohl; two brothers, Thomas Boggs and June Boggs; and one sister, Mary Campbell.

Services were held at First United Methodist Church, Ottawa, with Pastor David Davies officiating. Masonic services were held and burial was in Ottawa Avenue Cemetery.

 

ORVILLE RAY YOAK

Orville Ray Yoak, 71, of White Pine, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Elias and Ollie Kight Yoak.

He was a member of Union 798, Tulsa, Okla., and a retired journeyman.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Madeline Kelley Yoak; one daughter, Kelli Whytsell; three sons, Terry Yoak, Jeff Yoak and Matt Yoak; four grandchildren, Jessica Donaldson, Nicholas Whytsell and Kassidy and Keira Yoak; two step-grandchildren, Logan and London Conlisk; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Saylah Donaldson; two brothers, Billy Joe Yoak and Robert Yoak; and four sisters, Grace Richards, Evadeen Kesler, Edna Robinson and Hazel Tingler.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Ray Yoak, and one brother, Norman Yoak.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

KATHY MATHENEY

Kathy J. Matheney, 57, of Spencer, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the home of her daughter.

She was born in Germany, the daughter of the late William Cecil “Jim” and Hester Faye Payne Drake.

She was an R.N. and vice president of Garry Matheney Construction, Spencer. She was a member and past matron of Linden Chapter No. 152, O.E.S., and Wetzel  Chapter  No. 27, O.E.S., Spencer, and a member and officer of Roane County Farm Bureau. She was a member of Newton Baptist Church and attended Keffer United Methodist Church, Clover.

Surviving are one daughter, Stacy Engle of Spencer; one son, Scott Matheney of Spencer; four grandchildren, Gabrielle Engle, Gracianna Engle, Parker Allen Matheney and Paidyn Lynn Matheney; one brother, Larry Drake of Newton; and one sister, Anita Hunt of Newton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garry A. Matheney, and one brother, Robert Drake.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Beech. Eastern Star memorial service was held.

 

BRUCE HANSEN STARCHER

Bruce Hansen Starcher, 92, of Uneeda, Boone County, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison.

He was the son of the late A.J. Starcher and Della Mae Gibson Starcher of Calhoun County.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a coal miner and Boone County deputy sheriff.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Woody and Geneva Starcher; three granddaughters, Karissa Workman, Misty Kuhn and Sarah Woody; five great-grandchildren, Megan Gunnoe, Elijah Gunnoe, Zachary Bruce Gunnoe, Rowan Bruce Woody and Josie Vannoy; one great-great-granddaughter, Marlee Meyers; one brother, Bobby Starcher; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emmadee Edgell Starcher, in January, 2011; three brothers, Boyd Starcher, Berthal Starcher and Bethal Starcher; and one sister, Mildred Atkinson.

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

 

KEVIN KING

Kevin R. King, 34, of Nicut, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of David and Betty King of Nicut.

He was an employee of Ronald Lane, Inc., Arnoldsburg, and was a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Adena King of Spencer; two sisters, Michele Nicholas of Nicut and Marla Carpenter of North Carolina; two nieces; three nephews; and several aunts and uncles.

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

 

SOPHIA SMITH

Sophia M. Smith, 95, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Ohio Valley Health Care.

She was born in Minnora, the daughter of the late Homer H. and Lula Wright Shawver.

She was a 1936 graduate of St. Marys High School. She was employed at American Viscose Co., Seventh Street IGA, Wood County School System as a cook. She was a charter member of Broadway Nazarene Church.

Surviving are two sons, David E. Smith of Parkersburg and Paul W. Smith of Washington; one sister, Mildred Eifler of Marietta, Ohio; two grandchildren, Terri Hall and Sherri Sams; four great-grandchildren, Adam and Andrea Hall and Hunter and Taylor Sams; one great-great-grandson, Brantley Sams; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Smith, whom she married Dec. 24, 1938; five sisters, Irene George Caplinger, Edna Mullins, Audra Clem, Janette Byram and Georgia Kaufman; and three brothers, Homer Shawver, Jr., Blaine Shawver and Robert Shawver.

Services were held at Broadway Church of the Nazarene, South Parkersburg, with Harold Eaton and Linda Smith officiating.

 

GROVER COLLINS

Grover H. Collins, 85, of Big Springs, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at his home.

He was born at Big Springs, the son of the late Henry B. Collins and Virginia B. Snider Collins.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired water well driller. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are two sons, Phillip Kelley of Rootstown, Ohio, and Bill Collins of Mt. Zion; two daughters, Janice Novak of Seven Hills, Ohio, and Lucy Hill of Washington; 14 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and step-great-grand-children; and two great-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lovie D. Collins, on Nov. 25, 2006; five sisters, Hallie Jones, Nettie Dotson, Rettie Freeland, Reda Leach and Jettie Collins; and two brothers, Eddie Collins and Ethelbert Collins.

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

 

DEBORAH HUSK

Deborah L. Husk, 60, of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday, May 30, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Thurl and Edna Bennett Husk.

Surviving are one brother, Ronald Husk and wife Carol of Akron; one nephew; one niece; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Husk.

She was cremated in Ohio and buried in St. Paul Cemetery, near Grantsville.

 

DAVE WEEKLEY

Dave L. Weekley, 44, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, June 23, 2013.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Lowell and Janet Thompson Weekley of Orma.

He was a 1987 graduate of Wirt County High School and worked as a mechanic for M&H Equipment, out of Kraton Polymers, Belpre, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Sandra Grishaber Weekley; one daughter, Christy Knowles of Parkersburg; two sons, Joe Knowles of Parkersburg and Rick Knowles of Whitsett, N.C.; two sisters, Chris Merchant of St. Albans and Laurel of West Virginia; his biological parents, Leah and Jack Sadler of Mineral Wells and Tom Dailey of Miller, Ohio; four grandchildren; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Weekley.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday, 11 a.m., at Prudence Cemetery, Minnora, with Pastor Don Yeager officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., South Parkersburg.

 

JUDY KATHLEEN PARK

Judy Kathleen Park, 98, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Kester, the youngest of 11 children of the late Walter and Luella Carpenter Carper.

She and her family moved to Akron, Ohio, in 1949. After retiring, she moved back to Sand Ridge in 1977.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Johnson of Sand Ridge, Sue Richards of Big Bend and Darlene Hayes of Ravenna, Ohio; one son, Roy Roberts of Kingman, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Homer J. Roberts of Sand Ridge and Charles Park of Elizabeth; two sons, Bobbie Roberts of Akron and James Roberts of Kingman; five brothers; and five sisters.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

 

LEONARD DEWAYNE NICHOLSON

Leonard Dewayne Nicholson, 51, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Hospice Care of Elkins.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Clara Blanche Runnion Nicholson and the late Delbert Nicholson.

He was a former carpenter in the construction industry and was employed by Top Dog Well Research, Stumptown.  He was a Christian.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Rebecca Nicholson and Dolly Hickman, both of Grantsville; one brother, Tim Nicholson of Arnoldsburg; and two half-sisters, Barbara Sue Hammonds of Woodbridge, Va., and Sandra May Hess of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by one half-brother, Delbert Nicholson, Jr.

Graveside memorial service was held at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Harry Hawkins officiating.

 

MAVADELLE SHIMER LIEVING

Mavadelle Shimer Lieving, 88, of Leachtown, died Wednes-day, June 5, 2013, at Harmar Place, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Harley and Lovisa Fox Shimer.

She was a 1942 graduate of Wirt County High School, a graduate of St. Joseph’s Nursing School and had worked as a registered nurse.

Surviving are four daughters, Lois Burton of Parkersburg, Susan Lieving of Leachtown, Peggy Jones of Waterford, Ohio, and Karen Butcher of Baden, Pa.; two sisters, Madeline Prather of Belpre, Ohio, and Barbara Butcher of Sandusky, Ohio; one brother, Donald Shimer of Sun City West, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harold Lieving; an infant daughter, Mary Alice Lieving; and two brothers, Ronald Shimer and Herbert Shimer.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Kevin Lantz officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard.

 

EDNA LORENE CUNNINGHAM FRIEND

Edna Lorene Cunningham Friend, 92, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at home.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Roy and Belle Cunningham.

Surviving are her husband, Owen L. Friend, whom she married in July, 1940; one son, Larry L. Friend of Charleston; one daughter, Sharon Friend Henderson of Martinsburg; four grand-children; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Catherine Nutter of Houston, Tex.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Opal Nicholas, and eight brothers, Noel Eugene, David, Sterling, Jennings, Robert, Leroy, George and baby Martin Cunningham.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Hardman Chapel, Smithville.

 

ROBERT EUGENE FULKS

Robert Eugene Fulks, 80, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, May 25, 2013.

He was born in Chloe, the son of the late Joseph Fulks and Alice Arnold.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from Lockheed Martin in 1998. He was an active member of Springfield Church of the Brethren, Wayfarer Masonic Lodge #789, and VFW Post 9904.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Marie Courie Fulks; three daughters, Debbie Stafford, Darla Dexter and Cindy Courie; three sons, Robert Fulks, Jr., Sam Courie and Mike Courie; four sisters, Betty Metz, Glenna Perkins, Emogene King and Nell Tiller; two brothers, Herald Fulks and Stanley Arnold; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, John Arnold, and his first wife, Ramona Jean Fulks.

Services were held at Springfield Church of the Brethren, Akron, with Pastor Kris Hawk and Pastor Andrew Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

 

CHARLES EDWARD ‘Ed’ STARCHER

Charles Edward “Ed” Starcher, 85, of Millstone, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

He was the son of the late Fred and Hilda Starcher.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was an oil field worker for over 40 years.

Surviving are six sons, Gary Starcher of Burning Springs, Charles Starcher of Millstone, Dana Starcher and Fred Starcher, both of Arnoldsburg, Randy Starcher of Grantsville and Stanley Starcher of Glenville; one daughter, Kandy Summers of Millstone; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen G. Starcher; one son, Chuck Starcher; one daughter, Kathy G. Starcher; and one grandson, John E. Starcher.

In keeping with his request, his body will be cremated.

 

RANDOLPH ROBINSON

Randolph V. Robinson, 74, of Palestine, died Sunday, May 19, 2013.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Waitman and Eva Kight Robinson.

He was retired from Troy Mills Co., Harrisville.

Surviving are one son, Randy Robinson of Palestine; two brothers, Melvin Robinson of Nobe and Terry Robinson of Parkersburg; two sisters, Virginia Metz and Genevieve Davis, both of Grantsville; and one grandson, Caleb Robinson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, and one daughter, Charlene Shuman.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, noon, at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Rev. Tim Hopkins officiating.

 

TESSIE OLETA SMITH

Tessie Oleta Smith, 78, of Jackson, Ga., died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at her home.

She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late John Frank and Maude Elizabeth Campbell.

She was a 1953 graduate of Calhoun County High School and worked for the FBI when she met and married her husband, thereafter assuming the role of an Army wife and mother while her husband was deployed to numerous postings overseas and throughout the United States.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis of Whitman, Ma., and Darrell of Jackson; three granddaughters, Stephanie Smith of Jackson and Samantha and Nicole Smith, both of Whitman, Mass.; two grand-sons, David and Douglas Smith of Orlando, Fla.; one great- grandson, Nolan Jones; one great-granddaughter, Lila Davies; two sisters, Ruth Cook of Ft. Washington, Md., and Georgie Vannoy of Reedy; and one brother, David Campbell of Lewisville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Major Dennis Ray Smith, on June 19, 2011, and by one son, David, who was killed in an automobile accident in 2007.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, Covington, Ga., with burial in Covington City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Contributions made be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y., in her honor.

 

ALTA MERLE STARKEY

Alta Merle Starkey, 77, of Pine Creek, died Sunday, June 2, 2013.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Floyd Taylor George and Bessie Kirby George.

She was a homemaker and attended New Testament Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are four sons, John Starkey of Lakeland, Fla., William George of Parkersburg and Patrick Starkey and James Starkey, both of Grantsville; five daughters, Karen George and Tammy Little, both of Arnoldsburg, Pamela Cutlip of Parkersburg, Rebecca Snider of Grantsville and Lisa Banfield of Elizabeth; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Artie Perkins of Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Starkey; an infant daughter, Brenda Starkey; two brothers, Harold George and Harlow George; and one sister, Ava Stutler.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

 

WILLIAM ‘Bill’ BASNETT

Master Sergeant William “Bill” Basnett, U.S. Air Force Retired, 75, died Wednesday May 29, 2013, in Morgantown.

He was born in Big Bend and was a 1956 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

He attended the Community College of the Air Force and Miami Jacobs Junior College, Dayton, Ohio. While in the U.S. Air Force, he served in Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana and California. Overseas, he was stationed in Japan, Vietnam, Okinawa and Taiwan. He retired from the Air Force in 1979 with over 22 years of service. He received numerous awards and medals. He was director of Calhoun County Committee on Aging from 1983-1994. Upon moving to Arizona, he became licensed as a realtor in residential real estate in Phoenix. He was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Marge of Plymouth, Minn.; one son, Tim of Indianapolis, Ind.; one daughter, Tina Kerns of Morgan-town; two sisters, Gloria Stevens and Carolyn Sue Arthur; and three brothers, Jerry of Grantsville, Fred F. Junior of Ravenswood and Roger of Annamoriah.

Memorial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

 

LENA BARTON

Lena K. Barton, 105, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Genesis Health Care Center, Glenville.

She was born at Davis Creek, Kanawha County, the daughter of the late Peter and Martha Toten Mooney.

She started working for W.Va. Committee on Aging and worked for 20 years for the senior companion program. She drove her own car until she was 92. She was a member of Braxton Senior Citizens, Silver Haired Legislature, Red Hats, Order of Eastern Star, Gassaway Chapter, and charter member of Braxton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are one brother, Carl Mooney of Chesapeake; one grandson, Robert Barton of Titusville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard P. Barton, whom she married on May 7, 1924; one son, Ray Barton; and eight siblings.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Rosedale United Methodist Church, with Elder George Rose officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, and Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., at the church.

 

JAMES HUSK

James R. Husk, 83, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Selby Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Everly and Belle Husk.

Surviving are one daughter, Debra Kemper; two sons, Randy Husk and Jim Nutter; one sister, Wano McCoy; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Husk; one grandson, Timmothy Garrity; one brother, Buck Husk; and one sister, Ruby Craddock.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Arnold G. Husk officiating, and burial in Stewart Cemetery, Hockingport, Ohio.

 

CHLOE ROBERTS

Chloe Roberts, 92, of Harrisville, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born at Nobe, the daughter of the late William Franklin and Mary Murphy Radabaugh.

She was a homemaker and a member of Harrisville Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Davis of Harrisville; two step-sons, Forest “Short” Roberts of Parkersburg and Rev. Ronzel Roberts of Glenville; eight grandchildren, Cheryl Melhuish and Gregory Davis, both of Harrisville, Kevin Church and Forest “June” Roberts, both of Grantsville, Craig Church of Nobe, Bobby C. Roberts of Parkersburg, Terry Roberts of Burnsville and Rodney Roberts of Mineral Wells; 29 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lem “Tom” Roberts; one step-daughter, Vieva Church; four brothers, Albert Radabaugh, Homer Radabaugh, Joe Radabaugh and Walter Radabaugh; and three sisters, Idella Richards, Roxie Whipkey and Reva Aronhale.

Services were held at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Pastor Carlos Nutter and Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

EDNA MAE REED

Edna Mae Reed Cokeley, 77, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Brooksville, the daughter of the late Earl Roy and Fannie Reed.

Surviving are three daughters, Vicky Mace, Susan Bell and Janet Moreland; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Cody Reed; and one sister, Mary Pickrell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D.; her second husband, Howard O. Cokeley; two brothers, Jack and Bob; and two sisters, Helen and Esther.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Daniel Morikone officiating. Burial was in Lubeck Cemetery.

 

SILAS TANNER RHODES

Silas Tanner Rhodes, infant son of Denny Leo Rhodes II and Julie Ann Rhodes of Leroy, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Bella Elizabeth Rhodes; paternal grandparents, Rose Young of Speed and Denny Leo Rhodes I and Christine Rhodes of Reedy; maternal grandparents, Brett and Brenda Marshall of Leroy; and great- grandmother, Violet Moore of Leroy.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, William B. Young, Wilda Young and Charles Moore.

Graveside services were held at Coen Cemetery, with Pastor Jonathon Larrison officiating.

 

LAWRENCE ‘Larry’ STEMPLE

Lawrence “Larry” Stemple, 79, of Parkersburg, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Bernard and Lenore Morris Stemple.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Post 15, Elks Lodge, and Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th Degree Knight. He retired from Bureau of Public Debt and attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where he was an usher, Eucharistic minister, served on the parish council and was a pastoral counselor.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Norma Borrelli Stemple; one sister, Diana Helmick; two brothers, Morris Stemple and Mike Stemple; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one nephew, Charles Borrelli.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Rev. Father Neil Buchlein and Rev. Father Robert Park officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

OTIS CLYDE JOHNSON

Otis Clyde Johnson, 86, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Brownsburg Meadow Nursing Home, Brownsburg, Ind.

He was born in Grantsville and was a 1945 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

He lived in Elyria from 1950 to 2010. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a life member of VFW Post 1079 and served with the rifle squad for many years. He was also a member of AmVets Post 32, Elyria, and Elyria Moose Lodge #778. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Elyria.

Surviving are two sons, Stephen Ray Johnson of California and Pastor Timothy Neil Johnson of Indiana; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, William L. Johnson of North Carolina; and one sister, Irene Price of Sandusky, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Maxine Ferrell Johnson in 2012; one daughter, Brenda Sauer in 1975; and two brothers, Clarence Johnson and Franklin D. Johnson of Grafton.

Services were held at Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, Elyria, with Pastor Kenneth Tucker officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, Ohio, with full military honors provided by VFW Post 1079.


ALFRED ‘Al’ COTTRELL

Alfred “Al” Cottrell, 57, died Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ranzel and Roxie.

Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Darlene Lance; three sons, Ben Lance, Nate Lance and Chad Cottrell; and 10 siblings, Olena, Lue, Clara, Jean, Jack, Reva, Jeri, Ellen, Bobby and Evelyn.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Velma.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, May 26, noon, at Metz Cemetery, Sandridge.


SUSIE BAILEY DIXON

Susie Bailey Dixon, 72, of Spencer, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the home of her brother.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Smith and Orva Siers Bailey.

She retired from Kellwood Corp., Spencer, after 44 years of service. She was formerly employed by “Meals on Wheels,” Jack Garrett Ford and City Cleaners.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Carper of Spencer and Diane Pabst of LeRoy; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, John of Vincent, Ohio, and Shelby of Newton Falls, Ohio; five sisters, Jeannie of Marietta, Ohio, Lois of Little Hocking, Ohio, Sandra of Canton, Ohio, Madge of Fleming, Ohio, and Bernice of Newton Falls.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hal Dixon; two brothers, Seldon and Shade; and one sister, Gracie.

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


MITCHEL LEONARD MARKS

Mitchel Leonard Marks, 73, of Millstone, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Pearl and Hattie Cottrill Marks.

Surviving are two brothers, Eugene Marks and Holly Marks, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen Thomas, and two brothers, Leon Marks and Willard Marks.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge.


CAROLYN SUE MILLER

Carolyn Sue Miller, 70, of Millstone, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Mansel Guy and Hazel Gay Starcher Hughes.

She retired from BF Goodrich with 31 years of service.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Siers of Orma and Jessica Miller and husband Randy of Elizabeth; one son, David Hughes and wife Susan of Millstone; one sister, Shirley Naylor of Millstone; one brother, Lonnie Hughes of Spencer; seven grand-children; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Miller, in 1996, and one sister, Mary Jane Camden.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Triplett Road, near Spencer. Visitation will be held Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.


DENNIS PARSONS

Dennis Parsons, 73, of Bear Run, Orma, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Montgomery General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Perry and Phoeba Cottrell Parsons.

Surviving are one sister, Velma Mae Barnes of Millstone; two brothers, Eugene Parsons of Orma and Roscoe Parsons of Millstone; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Brenton Parsons, Thomas Parsons, Cecil Parsons and Vance Parsons.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kenneth Parsons officiating, and burial in Parsons Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ERNEST EUGENE ‘Gene’ BENNETT

Ernest Eugene ‘Gene’ Bennett, 88, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at his home.

He was the son of the late Eustace and Rosa Ellison Bennett of Mill Fork, Rosedale.

He retired from W.Va. State Road Dept., Gassaway. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Nina Cook; three sons, Larry Bennett, Doyle Bennett and Marvin Bennett; 11 grandchildren, Danielle Lilly, Nicole Cottrell, Jason McCumbers, Melinda Bailey, Ernie Bennett, Robin Bourn, Quintin Cook, Jessica Carter, Cody Bennett, Shad Adkins and Chassidy “Sis” Mollohan; 14 great-grandchildren, Zach Lilly, Chelsie McCumbers, Gabby Cottrell, Hayden Bailey, Chase Bailey, Logan Bennett, Nevalee Bennett, Shayla Bourn, Ashlyn Bourn, Elijah Bourn, Summer Bourn, James Cook, Blake Adkins and Shayla Dawn Adkins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Maxine Bennett; one son, Danny McCumbers; two grandchildren, Dawn McCumbers and Anita Cook; one sister, Ruth; and two brothers, Brooks Bennett and Clyde Bennett.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut, with Rev. Gary Maynor officiating.

 

HAZEL RICHARDS FREED GRIBBLE

Hazel Richards Freed Gribble, 77, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at her home.

She was born on Norman Ridge, the daughter of the late Mac and Geral Taylor Richards.

Surviving are three sons, Pete Freed of Mt. Zion, Tommy Freed of Spencer and Steve Gribble of Grantsville; one daughter, Debbie Bush of Grantsville; five grandchildren, Stacey Minor, Eric Echard, Austin and Madison Gribble and Amanda Slider; three great-grandchildren, Emanual Echard, Tysa James and Ashley Minor; and two sisters, Isabell Davis and Margaret Wagnor.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dallas Freed; second husband, Glen Gribble; one daughter, Kathy Ann Freed Howell; and 13 siblings, Yeatta Webb, Theressa Richards, Graham Desmoine Richards, Sherdie Richards, Hettie Battie, Alice Richards, Rosa Lea Davis, Irene Richards, Mack Richards, Goldie Richards, Pauline Jones, Loraine Pursley and Clara Richards.

Graveside services were held at Hunt Cemetery, Norman Ridge, with Rev. Rob Wagoner officiating.

 

JANICE MARTIN

Janice I. Martin, 83, of Glenville, died Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Albert and Eva Spencer Maxwell.

She was a 1949 graduate of Tanner High School and 1961 graduate of Glenville State College with degrees in home economics and English. She taught school at Lewis County High School, Tunnelton High School and Byesville High School, Ohio. Her last job was food service supervisor for Calhoun County Board of Education. She attended Church of God of Prophecy, Sand Fork.

Surviving are one son, Jerry Maxwell of Cross Lanes; one granddaughter, Kayla Bailey of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; three brothers, Albert W. Maxwell and Willis J. “Jack” Maxwell, both of Glenville, and Frederick L. Maxwell of Mentor, Ohio; and two sisters, Louella Stalnaker and Mary Ann Radabaugh, both of Glenville.

She was preceded in death on Oct. 22, 1977, by her husband, L. Clifford Martin, whom she married on May 24, 1969; one niece, Karen Phillips; and one great-nephew, Tyler Maxwell.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial was in Job’s Temple Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM DENVER SIMS

William Denver Sims, 91, of Camden, N.C., formerly of Brohard, died Monday, Apr. 29, 2013, at the home of Richard and Patty Bruerton of Camden, N.C.

He was born at Big Bend, the son of the late Walker Patton Sims and Arzona Richards Sims.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific with the rank of Tech 5. He was a retired Wirt County school bus driver and was a well tender in the oil and gas industry. He was a member of Strait Creek Baptist Church, Brohard.

Surviving are two daughters, Patty Bruerton of Camden and Shirley Ferrell of Cambridge, Ohio; one son, Larry Lemasters of Bloomfield, N.J.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Bruerton of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Christina Borden of Jackson, Tenn.; one great-granddaughter, Caroline Borden of Jackson; four brothers, Freddie M. Sims and James E. Sims, both of Big Bend, Billy Ray Sims of Thornville, Ohio, and Richard Gale Sims of Cox’s Mills; and one sister, Bonnie Sims Webb Buck of Big Springs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Busch Sims; four brothers, Walker P. Sims, Jr., Ernest Eugene Sims, Harold Glen Sims and Willie Sims; and one sister, Francis Irene Sims.

Graveside services were held at Hartley Cemetery, Brohard, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

 

VIRGIL BOGGS

Virgil I. Boggs, 84, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Apr. 30, at his home.

 He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Roy and Chloe Boggs.

He was a teamster for Local 24, Akron, Ohio, and was a member of Greensburg Temple Baptist Church, Greensburg, Ohio, and attended Poplar Ridge Community Church, near Sutton, and Cow Creek Methodist Church, St. Marys.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Geraldine Jamison Boggs; four daughters, Dianne Texter of Akron, Janice Hughes of Frametown, Sharlene Heiney of Grantsville and Donna Bunner of St. Marys; three sons, Wayne Boggs of Akron, Dwight Boggs of Venice, Fla., and Duane Boggs of Manassas, Va.; one brother, Paul Boggs of Cape Coral, Fla.; one aunt, Martha Villers of Columbia Station, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 11 step- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Louella Simmons.

Services were held at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with Pastor David Chapman officiating. Burial was in Bug Ridge Community Cemetery, near Sutton.

 

PATRICIA JEAN STARCHER

Patricia Jean Starcher, 64, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Dale and Oleta Burrows Dye.

She was a retired administrative assistant for the State of West Virginia.

Surviving are her husband, Fred Starcher; two sons, Jay F. Starcher of Parkersburg and Jeffrey S. Starcher of Winfield; one daughter, Jill L. Starcher of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Richard Dye and Bob Dye; three sisters, Phyllis Harvey, Melba Starcher and Karen Nichols; seven grandchildren, Brady Starcher, Tyson Graham, Wesley Starcher, Tori Ellis, Madison Starcher, Hannah Starcher and Joey Starcher; and special niece, Margie Starcher.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Lamb officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

BERTHA WEBSTER

Bertha M. Webster, 89, of Grantsville, died Monday, Apr. 22, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Biddie Wright Kerby. She retired from B.F. Goodrich Corp. and was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Larry Webster of Creston; three grandchildren, Marlene Hutchinson of Walker, Steven Webster of Spencer and Christina Dorman of Marietta, S.C.; and four great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Worthy Doy Webster, three sisters and four brothers.

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

 

MESKEL LEONA GOODNIGHT

Meskel Leona Goodnight, 77, of Brohard, died Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Howard and Ivy Pearl Valentine Haynes.

She was a former employee of Wirt Inflatables and was a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband, Johnnie Franklin Goodnight; and six children, Barbara McCray of Brohard, Vonda Sue Jones and Lewis J. Metz, both of Elizabeth, Dennis Paul Metz of Parkersburg, Vernon Glen Metz of Florida and Terry Lee Metz of Dutchman;  12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Gale Metz;  four brothers, Olan Haynes, Jennings Haynes, Eugene Haynes and Willard Haynes; and two sisters, Grace Clark and Threda Ayers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Keith Belt officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Brohard.

 

EVELYN WOOD

Evelyn D. Wood, 63, of Shock, Gilmer County, died Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013, at her home.

She was born at Lower Run, the daughter of Blondina Duelley Richards of Mt. Zion and the late Burlen (Bunk) Richards.

Surviving in addition to her mother is her husband, Gerald (Gene) Wood, whom she married Aug. 22, 1970; three children, Curtis Wood, Shannon Catherine Dobbins of Shock and Chris Wood of Morgantown; eight grandchildren, Carrissa Wood, Shawn, Makayla and Rebeah Skeens, Sierra and Hannah Wood, Ken McDaniel and Jamie Wood; and three brothers, Roxel Richards, Mike Richards and Denver Richards, all of Mt. Zion.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rodney England officiating. Burial was in Wood Cemetery, Stumptown.

 

BOBBY DEWEESE

Bobby C. Deweese, 68, of Milo, died Friday, Apr. 26, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Brice and Nell Jarvis Deweese.

Surviving are one son, Joseph Deweese of Winfield; two sisters, Nancy Carpenter of Spencer and Birdene Madge Nichols of Hallburg; three grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Deweese, Taylor Joseph Deweese and Tara Danielle Deweese; one great-grandchild, Milah Lyne Deweese.

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

 

DON WESTFALL

Don M. Westfall, 87, of Rt. 5 East of Grantsville, died Sunday, Apr. 28, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Delford and Mildred Miller Westfall.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Rhineland, Central Europe, Africa and Middle East. He served with Co. F, 9th Infantry Division, as a Sergeant, squad leader, anti-tank gunner and machine gun operator. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Occupation Medal-Germany, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantry Badge. He retired as a heavy equipment operator in the oil and gas pipeline construction industry. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, and Knights of Pythias Lodge, Glenville.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Judy Westfall; five daughters, Charlene Vukich of Canton, Ohio, Judy Powell of Grantsville, Debra Meadows of Parkersburg, and Amber Hamric and Angie Linger, both of Glenville; one son, Michael Westfall of Parkers-burg; nine grandchildren, Christina Parsons, Debra King, William Meadows, Jr., Michelle Westrick, Ean Hamric, Ashton Hamric, Robbie Parsons, Taylor Linger and Teara Linger; and 11 great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Roberta Yeager; two brothers, Billy Westfall and Robert Westfall; and three sisters, Gaytha Lockard, Emogene Sawyer and Sheila Weaver.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Tanner, with full military and Masonic graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

ZADOK NOEL ‘Poppy’ CONNOLLY, JR.

Zadok Noel "Poppy" Connolly Jr., 81, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Apr. 15, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Zadok Noel and Rhoda Ruth Belford Connolly, Sr.

He was a 1951 graduate of Calhoun County High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1952-1956 as a radioman in the Korean War. He retired from Fairmont Supply.

Surviving are his wife, Violet Lee McNeill Connolly, whom he married in 1957; one son, Denny Connolly of North Carolina; three daughters, Pammy Mayhew and Kimi Connolly, both of Park-ersburg, and Melba Viers of Lubeck; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Melba Haught; one nephew, Benji Haught; and one grandson, Cade Viers.

Graveside services, with Veteran’s Rites by American Legion Post 15, were held at Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

LENORA JEAN WEST DALRYMPLE

Lenora Jean West Dalrymple, 78, of Mineral Wells, died Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Bernard Pell and Freddie Dell Westfall Riddle.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Charles West of Mineral Wells; two daughters, Pamela Prather of Elizabeth and Debra Wile of Belpre, Ohio; five step-children, Bud, Angie, Kim, Sonja, Michael; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; three sisters, Emma Kellison, Jo Ann McKenna and Peggy Sue Barnes; two brothers, Bernard “Bud” Riddle and Bill Riddle; several nieces and nephews; and best friend, Sharleen Dailey.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles West; second husband, Roger Lee Dalrymple; and two sisters, Cappy Hoffman and Mary Lou Stalnaker.

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

 

MADALENE SHEPARD

Madalene Shepard, 90, of Williamstown, died Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clyde Johnson and Nora Mae Bailes.

During World War II, she worked at the Shovel Plant and at an early age, she worked at Traveler’s Restaurant. She was also a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Randy Lee Shepard of Parkersburg; one daughter, Cathy Lynn Gessel of Parkersburg; two grand-children; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Sharon Lockhart of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her dad, John I. Smith; her husband, Orel E. Shepard, on Feb. 14, 2013; and one brother, Paul V. Smith.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. L. Norman Butler officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

JUSTYN LANE STARCHER

Justyn Lane Starcher, 15, of Millstone, died Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of Patrick D. Hall and Jeanie Fields, both of Orma.

He attended Calhoun County High School and was an award-winning artist.

Surviving in addition to his parents were Sonja and Denzil Whipkey, with whom he made his home; step-father, Calvin Fields; paternal grandparents, Paul and Joyce Newell of Orma; maternal grandparents, George Nicholas, formerly of Orma, and Connie Nicholas of Orma; three sisters, Jordan B. Hall, Jaelyn Fields and Ashley Tanner; two brothers, Jeffrey Brittle and Tyler Tanner; and many other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dale E. Hall.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial will be in Orma Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, 206 Beauty St., Spencer WV 25276, to assist with funeral expenses.

 

BETTY CAROL NICHOLS

Betty Carol Nichols, 81, of Otto, died Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013, at Camden-Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Amos Coy and Macel Miller Haverty.

She was a homemaker and a member of Otto Area Senior Citizens.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Chambers and Susan Porter, both of Spencer; two sons, Michael Nichols of Arnoldsburg and Jody Nichols of Beckley; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Nichols; one daughter, Lori; and one brother, Billy Jack Haverty.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited officiating, and burial in Otto Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon, at the funeral home.

 

WILLIAM EUGENE KELLEY

William Eugene Kelley, 83, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William Treavy Kelley and Elizabeth Wease Kelley.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired Calhoun County school bus driver and mechanic.

Surviving are two daughters, Darlene Bell of Big Springs and Gina Kelley of Elkview; one son, William W. Kelley of Chesa-peake, Ohio; one sister, Leona Burrows of Marietta, Ohio; four grandchildren, Brei and Landon Kelley, Patrick James Bell II and Teresa Goodnight; and one great-grandchild, McKenzie Goodnight.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Gainer Kelley; two brothers, Haven Kelley and Holly Kelley; and two sisters, Cleo Johnson and Mary Slider.

Services were held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

FOSTER ARDITH VANNOY, SR.

Foster Ardith Vannoy, Sr., 75, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013, at his home.

He was born at Stumptown, the son of the late Ardith Vannoy and Mary Parsons Vannoy Hart.

He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and retired from The General Glass Co. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church and former member of Narrowgate Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Lemley Vannoy; two sons, Foster Vannoy, Jr., of Parkersburg and Kevin Vannoy of Davis-ville; two daughters, Tamara Brand of Parkersburg and Susan Semon of Waverly; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three half-sisters, Sandy, Debbie and Jenny.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Vannoy.

There was no formal ceremony.

 

GARNETT HENSLEY SUITS

Garnett Hensley Suits, 100, died Monday, Mar. 25, 2013, at West Virginia Masonic Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Catlettsburg, Ky., the daughter of the late William Earnest Ruby and Ida Mae Mansfield Ruby.

She was a graduate of Marshall University and retired after teaching 32 years in Putnam, Kanawha, Taylor and Calhoun counties. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Nitro, and was the oldest member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane.

Surviving are one son, James Hensley of Little Hocking, Ohio; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, James M. Hensley and Justin M. Hensley, both of Belpre, Ohio; one step-son, Robert Suits of St. Albans; two step-daughters, Linda Stone of Virginia and Barbara Starling of Hurricane; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Benjamin A. Hensley; her second husband, Fred H. Suits; one brother; one sister; five step-sons; and three step-daughters.

Services were held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, with Pastor Ron McClung and Pastor Lee White officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Belpre Chapter 541, Order of Eastern Star, conducted services during visitation.

 

RUSHIE KNAGGS

Rushie Knaggs, 70, of Tanner, died Monday, Apr. 15, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Lacy and Dora Rogers Clevenger.

She was a homemaker and a Christian. She returned home to West Virginia, along with her husband, in 1993, after living in northeast Ohio for almost 30 years.

Surviving are her husband, James Knaggs, whom she married on May 3, 1969; one son, Jimmy Knaggs and wife Darvina of Lyndhurst, Ohio; two granddaughters, Cassandra and Natalie Knaggs of Lyndhurst; three brothers, Wilbert Clevenger, Raymond Clevenger and Robert Clevenger; one sister, Ruie Bond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Hugh Knaggs; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville. Visitation will be held Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the mortuary.

 

THELMA WINTER

Thelma L. Winter, 76, of Burning Springs, died Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was the daughter of the late Charles and Eleanor Deuley Welch.

She retired from AB Chance, Parkersburg, after years of service.

Surviving are two daughters, Tina Parker of Vienna and Brenda Chaffin of Greensburg, N.C.; five grandchildren, Michelle Parker, Damon Winter, Abe Fought, Sarah Norman and Lisa Campbell; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jean McCray of Parkersburg and Loretta Scott and Betty Wilson, both of Grantsville; four brothers, Howard Welch and Jim Welch, both of Five Forks, Larry Welch of Tennessee and Bill Welch of Pomeroy, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Owen Okey “Bud” Winter, Jr.; one son, Michael Dale Winter; one great- grandchild; and one sister, Patricia Metz.

Keeping with her wishes, the family will have a memorial service at a later date.

 

NORMA RAE LAYFIELD

Norma Rae Layfield, 74, of Vienna, died Saturday, Apr. 6, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Hall V. and Tressa Wright Francis.

She was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church, Gihon Road, South Parkersburg.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Layfield, Carol Ann Foster and Chrisandera Lee Bunnells; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Corbin and Linda Smith; three brothers, Brad Francis, Rev. Harold Francis and Larry Francis; and 10 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Isaac Layfield, in 1995.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Evangelical Methodist Church, with Pastor Jeff Williamson and Rev. Harold Francis officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the church.

 

WILMA GWENDOLYN JOHNSTON

Wilma Gwendolyn Johnston, 87, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Apr. 7, 2013, at her daughter’s residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Paris and Lelia Gay Starcher Bailey.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She attended Merrill’s Chapel Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Elizabeth Collins of Mineral Wells, Sue West of Columbus, Ohio, Jeanette Pursley of Newark, Lelia Coe of Elizabeth and Betty Myers of Parkersburg; two sons, Stan Johnston and Steve Johnston, both of Elizabeth; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Johnston; two daughters, Debbie Rockhold and Terry Wilson; one great-grandson, Dillon Wilson; and five siblings.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., South Parkersburg, with Rev. Dr. Paul Russell officiating. Burial will be in Merrill’s Chapel Cemetery, Wirt County. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

PHILLIP JOHN ‘P.J.’ MILLER

Phillip John “P.J.” Miller, 74, of Spencer, died Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Milford and Pauline Miller.

He formerly worked at Hardman’s and retired from Bartlett Concrete. He was a member of Gandee Chapel Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Opal Myers of Spencer; three sons, John Miller of Ripley, Jim Miller of Elkview and David Miller of Spencer; four sisters, Myrtle Sue McKown of Spencer, Phyllis Milhoan of Reedy, Melinda Jones of Cross Lanes and Debrah Marks of Millstone; one half-sister, Ruth Starcher of Calhoun County; five brothers, Bob Miller, Bill Miller, Larry Miller and Tom Miller, all of Spencer, and Curtis Miller of Reedy; five grandsons; two granddaughters; four great-grandsons; and four great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Greathouse Miller; six sisters, Shirley Starcher, Mildred Ash, Madeline Fouty, Pauline Lawson, Jennifer Miller and Janice Miller; and two brothers, Milford Miller, Jr., and Jack Miller.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spen-cer, with Rev. John Means and Rev. Donald Cottrill officiating. Burial was in Craig Hill Cemetery.

 

LEONA VIRGINIA COWAN WARD

Leona Virginia Cowan Ward, 92, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013, at Worthington Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Harrisville, the daughter of the late George and Augusta Cowan.

She worked at Calhoun General Hospital until retirement.

Surviving are three daughters, Brenda Sue Ward of Parkers-burg, Linda Lou Sampson of St. Marys and Virginia Busch of Petroleum; one son, Gale E. Ward of Dade City, Fla.; one brother, Omar Cowan of Florida; one sister, Oma Jean Wilson of Massillon, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; special friend, Dale Rupert of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.I. Ward; two sons, Melvin Ward and Jack Cowan; six brothers, Lawrence Cowan, Olin Cowan, Emery Cowan, George Cowan, Jr., Dennis Cowan and Cleo Cowan; and two sisters, Gladys and Waneta.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Dwight Brohard officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

 

JAMES DELMAS FLUHARTY

James Delmas Fluharty, 85, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James W. Fluharty and Minnie E. Fox Fluharty.

He was a former newspaper carrier for The Parkersburg Sentinel, taught school in a one-room schoolhouse across from Prosperity Baptist Church, owned Fluharty’s Grocery Store & Gas Station, was employed at Rubber Fabricators, and was a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier.

Surviving are one daughter, Shelvia Jones; one grand-daughter, Erica N. Jones; one sister, WillaDean Bush of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred J. Richards Fluharty; two sons, James Kevin Fluharty and Brian K. Fluharty; two sisters, Jean Wilson and Edna Radkin; and two brothers, Olin Fluharty and Doyle Fluharty.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Epling officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery.

 

LEWIS FRANKLIN HOLPP

Lewis Franklin Holpp, 88, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Frank and Etta Holpp.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving from 1942-1946. He retired from Corning Glass in 1987 after 37 years of service. He was a member of Edgelawn United Methodist Church for 35 years.

Surviving are his wife, Orless Louise Hupp; two sons, Rick Holpp and Durwin Holpp, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Joette Clevenger of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Fern Weaver; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Vonda Gunn and infant Dorothy, and one infant granddaughter, Chree Ann Holpp.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Cindy Eakle and Pastor Danny McVey officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

BETTY LOU BLOSSER

Betty Lou Blosser, 80, of Lancaster, Ohio, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Regency Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

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

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and retired as a school teacher at Bloom Elementary.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, James D. Blosser; two daughters, Pam Palladino and Mary McGee; one son, Jimmy Blosser; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Deane Showalter of Columbus and Susan Weber of California; and two brothers, Ron Barr and Roland Barr, both of West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie Pierce.

Services were held at Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with Pastor Matthew Nihiser officiating. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery.

 

DOROTHY DAILEY

Dorothy L. Dailey, 90, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Mar. 31, 2013, at Worthington Manor.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Martin H. and Osa Belle Collins Richards.

She was a member of 19th Street Church of God.

Surviving are one daughter, Maejean Cox of Mineral Wells; two sons, Gale F. Doss, Jr., and Howard C. Dailey II, both of Rural Hall, N.C.; one step-son, Chuck Dailey of Vienna; two step-daughters, Joann Casto of Parkersburg and Alice Carrel of Texas; two sisters, Bernie Ball of Parkersburg and Barbara Dailey of Vienna; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gale Doss, Sr.; her second husband, Howard C. Dailey; one granddaughter, Amy Cox; one step-son, Jerry Dailey; one step-grandchild; three brothers, Hughie Richards, Lemuel Richards and William Richards; and two sisters, Beulah Posey and Lucille Hungate.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at 19th Street Church of God, with Bishop Jimmie Lee Cox, Jr., and Bishop Randell Fuson officiating, and burial in Rockland Cemetery.

 

THADDEUS JUNIOR ‘Pappy’ YEAGER

Thaddeus Junior “Pappy” Yeager, 81, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013, at Arcadia Nursing Facility, Coolville, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Charlie and Ida Rush, Thaddeus O. Yeager and Lettie Wilson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from O’Ames Plant #1 after 27 years of service. He was a member of Calvary Community Church since 1966.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Louise Richards Yeager; one son, Jeffrey Yeager of Clarksburg; one daughter, Norma Main of Hilliard, Ohio; two sisters, Charlotte Perkins of Parkersburg and Edith Parsons of Five Forks; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several special brothers, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Layman Wilson.

Services were held at Calvary Community Church, Belpre, with Pastor Ken Fullerton officiating. Burial was in Torch Cemetery, Torch, Ohio, with full military rites by American Legion Post 15.

 

DIANA MURPHY

Diana G. Murphy, 64, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Helen G. Starcher. She was a former employee of Y-Restaurant, Arnoldsburg, for 22 years and a former member of Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Surviving are her companion, Michael McKown; three daughters, Susie Wood, Diana Hager and Crystal Dye, all of West Virginia; two sons, Sam Murphy of West Virginia and Jim Murphy of North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; eight brothers, Terry Naylor, Joe Naylor, Fred Starcher, Dana Starcher, Charlie Starcher, Stanley Starcher, Shoat Starcher and Randy Starcher, all of West Virginia; one sister, Kandy Summers of West Virginia; several nieces and nephews; and her extended family, the McKowns.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Whitey Murphy; one sister, Kathy Starcher; and two brothers, Gary Starcher and Chuck Starcher.

At Diana’s request, her remains have been cremated.

 

BEULAH MAE MOLES COFFEY

Beulah Mae Moles Coffey, 82, of Chloe, died Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Gilbert F. Moles and Genelia Helen Sheets Moles.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Ernest R. Coffey; two sisters, Welda Jean Moles Jordan of Big Chimney and Pearl Moles Haas of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews, including nieces who took care of her, Jean Stump, Sherry Stewart, Teresa Miller, Sue Facemyer and Rebecca Hanshaw.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Junior Elton Moles, Joe Franklin Moles, Ira Daris Moles, twins Henry and Harry Moles, and Charles Delbert Moles, and two sisters, Helen Madeline Moles Slack and Margaret Kathleen Moles Mitchell.

Services were held at Hafer Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Bryon Bukovesky officiating. Burial was in Jarrett Cemetery, Elkview.

 

ZOA TRUMAN

Zoa Truman, 97, of Spencer, died Sunday, Mar. 24, 2013, in Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley.

She was born at Oka, the daughter of the late John A. and Verna Cottrell Jarvis.

She was a cook and had worked for Roane County Head Start, Reedy Grade School and Spencer Livestock Market.

Surviving are one son, Garland Truman of Spencer; two daughters, Janice Jett of Doylestown, Ohio, and Margie Giles of Elizabeth; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Truman; one daughter, Linda Webb; and two sisters, Macel Jarvis and an infant.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Justin S. Simmons officiating, and burial in Cottrell Cemetery, Oka.

 

DAVID VANCE BARR

David Vance Barr, 57, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Mar. 24, 2013, at home.

He was the son of David Barr of Grantsville and the late Garnet Marie Kelley Barr.

Surviving in addition to his father are three brothers, Fred Wayne Ward of Raleigh, N.C., and Mark Barr and Brent Barr, both of Grantsville; one sister, Christine Barr of Nitro; three nephews, Kristopher Ward, Isaiah Wilson and Josiah Wilson; and six nieces, Tracie Barr Hosey, Amy Barr, Tiffany Barr McCumbers, Kayla Barr, Shana Starkey and Brenlyn Barr.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Ednal Harden Kelley, and paternal grandparents, Alfred “Ted” and Caroline Kelley Barr.

Private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

 

DENNIS ‘Mike’ COOPER

Dennis “Mike” Cooper, 55, of Brohard, died Saturday, Mar. 23, 2013, at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va.

He was born in Charleston, the son of Dennis and Shirley Fox Cooper of Parkersburg.

He was employed by DuPont Washington Works for over 30 years.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 27 years, Karen Parsons Cooper; one daughter, Serena Bower; one son, Devin Cooper; one sister, Judy Eggleton of Gallipolis, Ohio; one brother, Steve Cooper of Brohard; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., South Parkersburg, with Pastor Tim Bell officiating. Burial will be in K&P Cemetery, Elizabeth. Visitation will be held Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

ALFRED ‘Al’ COTTRELL

Alfred “Al” Cottrell, 57, died Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ranzel and Roxie.

Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Darlene Lance; three sons, Ben Lance, Nate Lance and Chad Cottrell; and 10 siblings, Olena, Lue, Clara, Jean, Jack, Reva, Jeri, Ellen, Bobby and Evelyn.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Velma.

Memorial celebration of his life was held at Barberton VFW Post #1066. Burial will be later at Sandridge.

 

RAY ‘Razor’ TANNER

Ray “Razor” Tanner, 76, of Walker, died Monday, Mar. 25, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Milo, the son of the late Samual Tanner and Edna Stephens Tanner.

He worked for a short time as a timber cutter and building houses, and retired from Carpenters Local 899 after 35 years.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Charlotte Farnsworth Tanner; one daughter, Betty Thomas of Newark; four sons, Ray Tanner II of Parkersburg, Charles Tanner and Billy Joe Tanner, both of Walker, and Keith Tanner of Newark; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Beverly Tanner and Kimberly Tanner; five brothers; and one sister.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation services will be handled by Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

 

RYAN MICHAEL JACKSON

PATRICIA DAWN JACKSON

ARYANNE HOPE JACKSON

Ryan Michael Jackson, seven; Patricia Dawn Jackson, six; and Aryanne Hope Jackson, five, of Mud Fork, died Thursday, Mar. 14, after a fire at their home.

Students at Big Otter Elementary, Ivydale, Ryan, first grade; Patricia, kindergarten; and Aryanne, pre-school, were children of Heather Roush of Maysel and Benjamin Jackson of Chloe.

Surviving in addition to their parents are three brothers, Donald Roush and Timothy Eckes, Jr., both of Buckhannon, and Brandon Roush of Clendenin; grandparents, Donald Roush, Zorita Bucknor and Mike Jackson; and great-grandfather, Stanley Jones.

They were preceded in death by grandmother, Darlene Gooslin, and great-grandmother, Madonna Burton.

Services were held at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Walter C. Lee officiating. Burial was in Mullins Cemetery, Bomont.

 

DARLENE SUE GOOSLIN

Darlene Sue Jones Gooslin, 58, of Chloe, died Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013, after a fire at her home.

She was born in Indiana, the daughter of Stanley Jones of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the late Madonna Burton Jones.

Surviving in addition to her father were two sons, David Jackson and Benjamin Jackson, both of Chloe; two daughters, Amber Schwalm of Chesterfield, Ind., and Jessica Funk of Chloe; two brothers, Ronnie Jones and Denny Jones, both of Anderson, Ind.; one sister, Kim Afa of Osallon, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Ryan, Patricia and Aryanne Jackson.

Services were held at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Walter C. Lee officiating.

CLYDE WOLVERTON

R. Clyde Wolverton, 90, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013, at his residence.

He was born at Munday, the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Icie Gay Smith Wolverton, and grew up in Kinchloe.

He retired from Corning Glass in 1985, where he was a machine operator for 26 years. He formerly worked for the State Road, Parkersburg Steele, Foothill Electric and Parkersburg Rig and Reel Co. He was a longtime member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church and present member of Word Of God Ministries, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his three sons, Stephen Wolverton, James Wolverton and Thomas Wolverton, all of Parkersburg; and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Helen Mae Bradley Wolverton, on Jan. 17, 2012; two half-sisters; and two half-brothers.

Services were held at Word of God Ministries, with Pastor Lynn Roush officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery, Wirt County.

 

DENNIE HEINEY

Dennie Heiney, 59, of Fairlawn, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013.

He was born in Ravenna, Ohio, the son of the late Henry and Oleta L. Harris Heiney.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a welder.

Surviving are his wife, Renee Veldman Heiney, whom he married June 1, 1996; one daughter, Andrea Heiney of Akron, Ohio; two sons, Jared Siegel of Lawton, Okla., and Dave Siegel of Akron; one sister, Donna Heiney of Ravenna; three brothers, Roger Heiney, Jeff Heiney and Chris Heiney, all of Ravenna; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Tschantz, and one brother, Ronald G. Heiney, Sr.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home, 141 N. Meridian St., Ravenna, with Pastor Dallas Sanford officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

IRENE PEARL CUNNINGHAM

Irene Pearl Cunningham, 85, of Roseville, Ohio, died Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Industry, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mella Lanham.

Surviving are five daughters, Grace Gandarilla, Brenda Brown, Cindy Yoak, Shirley Cunningham and Holly Conley; five sons, James Cunningham, Alvie Cunningham, Elvis Cunningham, Danny Cunningham and Jason Cunningham; 30 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Linda Cunningham, Evelyn Cunningham and Diane “Pudge” Hickman; one son, Dale “Gene” Cunningham, Jr.; one brother, Oval Lanham; and three sisters, Grace Lanham, Ruth Starcher and Evelyn Ferrell.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

 

PEARL RAY

Pearl Ray, 86, of Shock, Gilmer County, died Monday, Mar. 18, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Snider Reed.

She was a former cook at Colvin’s Nursing Home, Newton Falls, Ohio.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Ann Nicholas of Shock, Penny Jewell of Glenville and Sharon Kelley of Newton Falls; one son, Robert Ray of Largo, Fla.; one brother, George Reed of Louisiana; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ray.

Graveside services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Rosedale Cemetery, with Evangelist Gene Miller officiating. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

MARY CHLOE VAUGHT

Mary Chloe Vaught, 95, of Mineral Wells, died Monday, Mar. 4, 2013, at her home.

She was born on Three Mile Creek, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Zanas Oberlan Cooper and Effie Maude Burrows Cooper.

She was a 1937 graduate of Wirt County High School. She was a long-time member of Church of Christ, Elizabeth and Dunbar, and Camden Avenue Church of Christ, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald and Bradley, both of Mineral Wells; one grandchild, Ronald Vaught of Mineral Wells; two great-grandchildren, Hanna Rose and Heath Glen, both of Mineral Wells; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Gerald G. “Speedy” Vaught, in 2000; five brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Donnie J. Chapman officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

 

ROY LEE NUTTER, SR.

Roy Lee Nutter, Sr., 84, of Orma, died Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013, at his home.

He was born at Clarksburg, the son of the late Lewis Jennings Nutter and Ruth Virginia Simpson Nutter.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, a former Alliance, Ohio, city policeman, and was retired from Ravenna Arsenal, Ohio. He was a member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2174.

Surviving are three sons, Richard L. Nutter, Roger L. Nutter and Roy Lee Nutter, Jr.; three daughters, Sharon Hull, Carol Howell and Deborah McPhearson; two step-daughters, Mary Perry and Patricia Kunkle; one step-son, Thomas Michael Graham; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena L. Graham Nutter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Mike Graham officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

 

VIRGINIA FRANCES UTT SMITH

Virginia Frances Utt Smith, 94, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.

She was born at Big Lick, Jackson County, the daughter of the late Henry Lloyd Utt and Catherine Ann Brooks Utt.

She owned and operated The Y-Restaurant for 10 years and owned and operated a dog grooming business. She was an Eastern Star member for over 50 years.

Surviving are three sons, Eddie Burl of Parkersburg, Donald “Bub” of Shelbyville, Tenn., and Larry Dean of Davenport, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three step-children, Holly Aquino, Michael and Robbie; and several special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by Carl E. Smith, whom she married in Parkersburg on Dec. 3, 1935; six brothers, Chester, Ray, Ross, Brooks, James “Buck” and Freddie Burl “Cub”; and three sisters, Hazel Bennett, Lura Smith and Ruth Boggess.

Services were held at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Rev. Robert Collins officiating. Burial was in Ravenswood Cemetery.

 

SAMUEL FRENCH JUNIOR WRIGHT

Samuel French Junior Wright, 59, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013, at CAMC Memorial, Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Samuel French and Opal Arlete Norman Wright Greathouse.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1975-1978 and a member of West Virginia National Guard from 1978-1988. He was a general laborer doing odd jobs and carpentry.

Surviving are one daughter, Heather Lockhart of Spencer; his companion of 13 years, Betty Stanley of Spencer; two step-daughters, Heaven Cook of Nitro and Patty Pierce of Virginia; three step-sons, Frank Stanley of Spencer, Phillip Stanley of Ironton, Ohio, and Jerry Stanley of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one step-great-grandchild.

Per his wishes, he was cremated. Memorial service was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

 

MAE WANDA WAYNE

Mae Wanda Wayne, 75, of Beech, died Monday, Mar. 11, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Ralph and Elsie Tanner Greathouse.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Wayne; two sons, Danny Wayne of Smithville and Gary Wayne of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Sharon Craft of Spencer; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

DEAN STUMP

Dean R. Stump, 74, of Grantsville, died Monday, Mar. 11, 2013, at Genesis Healthcare, Glenville Center.

He was born at Apple Farm, the son of the late Edwin and Lurland Robinson Stump.

He was a 1956 graduate of Calhoun County High School and served in the U.S. Army, drove tractor and trailers throughout the U.S., and was a heavy equipment operator, last working for D.P. Gunn Dozer Service, Mt. Zion.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Martin of Grantsville and Denise Bunner of Creston; one son, Mark Stump of Grantsville; two step-daughters, Diane Satterfield of Arnoldsburg and Sherry Gunn of Mt. Zion; two step-sons, Stuart “Kim” Starcher of Spencer and Kevin Starcher of Arnoldsburg; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lyla Sharps of Glenville; one brother, Garrel Stump of Parkersburg; ex-wife, Phyllis Hathaway of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Susanne Margaret; an infant brother, Edwin Duane Stump; and one grandson, Marc Antony Stump.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Roger Carter and Rev. Gene Satterfield officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

PATRICIA ANN EARY

Patricia Ann Eary, 52, of Glenville, died Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. 

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of Dorothy “June” Eary and the late Robert Eary. 

Surviving in addition to her mother are one sister, Lynn Prairie; one niece, Sarah Heflin; and two nephews, Eddie Prairie and Bobby Prairie. 

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Fields Cemetery, Nettie, Nicholas County, with Rev. Ryan Prescott officiating. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements. 

 

ROBERT DARRELL FRESHOUR

Robert Darrell Freshour, 72, of Macfarlan, died Monday, Mar. 11, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Freshour; four daughters, Barbara Bonnett and Charlottie Smith, both of Liberty, Sherry Freshour of Macfarlan and Marie King of Grantsville; one sister, Louise Mollett of Arizona; one brother, Delbert Freshour of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Claudine Freshour, and two brothers.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

OLIVE LILLIAN DYE MANNINEN

Olive Lillian Dye Manninen, 92, of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Heartland of Mentor.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Judson B. and Icy Smith Dye.

She was a 1940 graduate of Calhoun County High School and worked at Rayon, Painesville, Ohio, for 22 years.

Surviving are one son, Norman Manninen of Eastlake, Ohio; one granddaughter, Yvonne Kulma of Painesville; one grandson, Glenn Kulma of Chesterland, Ohio; and three great-grand-daughters, Ella, Dana and Leah Kulma.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Raymond A. Manninen; one daughter, Judith L. Kulma; four brothers, Arnie B. Dye, Harold Dye, Hazel Dye and Johnnie Dye; and three sisters, Fern Gaidos, Mary Gayleard and Mildred Deavers.

Services were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fairport Harbor, with Rev. Daniel Skillman officiating services. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Painesville.

 

BESSIE KYER

Bessie E. Kyer, 78, of Palestine, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Camden-Clark Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late Seldon and Lydia Rogers Parsons.

She attended New Life Worship Center, Elizabeth.

Surviving are her husband, Grant Kyer of Palestine; one son, Robert Kyer and wife Shirley of Palestine; one daughter, Betty Deem and husband Randy of Leroy; two sisters, Maysel Kyer of Leroy and Goldie Jeffers of Canton, Ohio; one brother, Vear Parsons of Canton; six grandchildren, Joshua Deem of Ripley, Maria Richards of Leroy, Matthew Deem of Parkersburg, Angel Whited and Melissa Canterbury, both of Palestine, and Jeremy Kyer of Louisville, Ky.; and five great-grandchildren, Levi McCune and Skyler, Hannah, Hallie and Isabelle Deem.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Roger Kyer, and one brother, Denver Parsons.

Services were held at New Life Worship Center, with Rev. Dean Ash officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Reedy.

 

STEVEN GLENN KNOTTS

Steven Glenn Knotts, 45, of Glen Dale, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, after a timber accident.

He was born in Orma, the son of Glen and Sharon Knotts of Orma.

He was a 1986 graduate of Calhoun County High School and long-time employee of Pete Gould & Sons, Inc., Ravenswood, where he worked as a foreman.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one son, Hunter Gauge Knotts, age eight; fiancée, Vania R. Fox of Glen Dale; one sister, Sherry Wade; one niece, Jenna Nicholas; one great-nephew, Dayton Roy Nicholas; and one special little buddy, Andrew Blayne Skrzyneki.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in Knotts Cemetery.

 

HERBERT SHIMER

Herbert D. Shimer, 84, of Sun City Center, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

He was born in Munday, the son of the late L.H. “Harley” and Louvisa Fox Shimer.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Glenville State College, where he played football, and a master’s degree from West Virginia University. He was employed as a teacher, coach and principal at Clay County High School until his retirement in 1973. He was then employed as an administrator for Majestic Mining and Pioneer Construction, Widen.

Surviving are three daughters, Stephanie Montgomery of Glenville, Stacey Catherwood of Riverview, Fla., and Clorinda Reed of Charleston; one brother, Donald Shimer of Sun City West, Ariz.; three sisters, Madeline Prather of Belpre, Ohio, Mavadelle Lieving of Walker and Barbara Butcher of Sandusky, Ohio; two grandchildren, R. Sean Hunt and Brittany D. Myers; one great-grandchild, Dakota Hunt; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, 2 p.m., at Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview. Cremains will be buried in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Visitation will be held Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Life Path Hospice, 11150 North 53rd St., Temple Terrace, FL 33617.

 

EVERETT SAMPSON

Everett D. Sampson, 83, of Creston, died Friday, Mar. 1, 2013.

He was born in Sylvania, Ohio, the son of the late Howard and Eva Nutter Sampson.

He was a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II and Korean War. He worked for several years for the U.S. Postal Service as a carrier and clerk.

Surviving are three sons, Damon Sampson of Creston, Mike Bennett of Florida and Kevin Sampson of California; one daughter, Jennifer Southall of Spencer; two brothers, Max Sampson of Rockport and Ron Sampson of Belpre, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Brady and Erik Johnson of Orma and Keyton and Kylee Sampson of Williamstown.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Sampson, and one sister, Nancy Hetzer.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Matt Hornbeck officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

LUCILLE MILLER

Lucille E. Miller, 80, of Medina, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ralph and Virgie Bailey Arnold.

She was a homemaker and active at Medina County Senior Center.

Surviving are three daughters, Darlene Raines of Sterling, Ohio, Jane Farriss of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Marsha Quinn of Medina; one son, Ken Miller of Medina; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Arnold of Burton, Ohio; two sisters, Ruth Hetzel of South Carolina and Mae Lane of Elyria, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina, with Pastor Stephen Olsen officiating. Burial will be in Poe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

RUTH FAYE BOGGS

Ruth Faye Boggs, 80, of Spencer, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ray and Amy May Brannon.

She was a homemaker and formerly worked as a cook at Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are five sons, James Brannon of Spencer, Ronald Boggs of Linden, Randall Boggs of Moorefield, Calvin Boggs of Tariff and Estel Boggs of Ripley; four sisters, Mae Conley of Linden, Betty Keen and Carolyn Bailey, both of Calhoun County, and Dottie Parsons of Ohio; two brothers, Vere “Bill” Brannon of Parkersburg and Larry Brannon of Spencer; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and her caregivers, Billie Ketch and Janet Webb.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronzel Ray Boggs; one son, Michael Layne Boggs; one daughter, Helen Toothman; and two sisters, Erma Jean Brannon and Opal Cottrell.

Services will be held Friday, 10 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with her nephew Rev. John Boggs officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

CARL STURM

Carl F. Sturm, 96, of Rootstown, Ohio, formerly of Millstone, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Ravenna, Ohio.

He was born at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Roy Sturm and Florence Ferrell Sturm, Sr., and was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co.

He was a former member of Rock Castle Baptist Church, Pineville, and current member of Albert’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Lambert of Rootstown; one brother, Chester Sturm of Ormond Beach, Fla.; three grand-children, Renee Hunter of Kent, Ohio, Billy Lambert of Atwater, Ohio, and Carl Lambert of Uniontown, Ohio; and six great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Arleta McKee Sturm; four sisters; and four brothers.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Sturm Cemetery, Millstone. Visitation will be held Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Robinson Visiting Nurses and Hospice, 6847 North Chestnut Street, P.O. Box 1204, Ravenna, Ohio, 44266, or to Albert’s Chapel U.M. Church, c/o Kandas Smith, 4341 Sycamore Road, Millstone, WV 25261.

 

DOTTIE HARRIS

Dottie L. Harris, 68, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Feb., 25, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Aaron and Tracy Lamp Stull. She was a 1965 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was retired from B.F. Goodrich.

She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Angie Slider and husband Tommy of Mt. Zion; two grandsons, Daniel Slider and Ryan Slider, both of Mt. Zion; seven brothers, Doug Stull, Eugene Stull and Johnny Stull, all of Grantsville, David Stull, Jack Stull and Larry Stull, all of Mt. Zion, and Earl Stull of Big Bend; five sisters, Leona Yeager of Five Forks, Linda Simers of Mt. Zion, Rosemary Brown of Grantsville and Elizabeth Parsons and Kathy Wagoner, both of Big Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Ronnie Harris; one sister, Phyllis Sampson; and one brother, Robert Stull.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Mike Worf officiating. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

JOHN ROGER HOLLIDAY

John Roger Holliday, 79, a 46-year resident of Newark, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Harry Afton and Kathryn Witt Holliday and was raised in Grantsville.

He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1952 and received a B.S. in electrical engineering from West Virginia University. He began his career as an electrical engineer for Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp., Ravenswood, and continued at its Newark plant until retiring as maintenance and engineering manager. He was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Newark, where he served on the Vestry and as substitute Sunday School teacher. Later, he was a member of Christ Church Anglican, Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and National Society of Professional Engineers.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Janet Ramona Starcher Holliday; three sons, John W. Holliday of Grandview Heights, Oh., Tyler Holliday and wife Lynn of Newark, and Charles Holliday and wife Tracey of Burlison, Tenn.; one daughter, Mary Kathryn Dullforce of Wales, U.K.; five grandsons; and seven grand-daughters.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Kathryn Holliday Riddle.

Per his wishes, he will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in his name to WVU Foundation, P.O. Box 0877, Morgantown, WV 26507-0877.


JEWEL VANKE

Jewel R. Vanke, 91, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.

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

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Earnest Vanke; one daughter, Barbara Figgins; one son, John Vanke; six grand-children; one great-grandchild; one sister, Lela Carpenter; and two brothers, Deo Roberts and Holly Roberts.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Guy Roberts and George Roberts, and one sister, Genevieve Stump.

Services were held at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron, Ohio.


ARLAN GAIL ‘Butch’ BURCH, JR.

Arlan Gail “Butch” Burch, Jr., 62, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the home of his sister.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Arlan Gail and Catherine Kelley Burch.

He was a 1968 graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended Glenville State College. He worked at various jobs, including factory work at Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, Kenny Shoes, Glenville, and Norris Industries, Spencer. Most recently, he was employed by Calhoun County Commission at Calhoun County Park and Calhoun County Courthouse. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years. He played guitar and sang in the band, Dixie Moon.

Surviving are one sister, Patricia Barnes; two nieces, Stephanie Mills and Holly Martin; one nephew, Eric Barnes; and special friends, Mike and Mary Alice Wilson and son Mike Jr., Harold and Jean Wilson, Rick Pitts, Donnie Price, J.B. Butcher, Rick Magly, Tom and Barbara Fluharty, Bob and Gina Burns, Richard and Shirley Starcher, and others.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ron Chesser officiating. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.,  at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Housecalls Hospice, 1226 Market St., Parkersburg WV 26101.


RONNIE MORGAN

Ronnie Morgan, 67, of Grantsville, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Eldercare of Ripley.

He was born near Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Arthur and Tressie Whytsell Morgan.

He was a 1965 graduate of Calhoun County High School and served in the United States Army for two years. He retired from B&W, Barberton, Ohio, and moved back to live on the family farm.

Surviving are his step-mother, Geneva Morgan of Fitzgerald, Ga.; two brothers, Jim Morgan and wife Joyce of Arnoldsburg and John Morgan and wife Wanda of Sterling, Ohio; two step-sisters, Barbara Goodman and husband Jack of Williamsburg, W.Va., and Ruth Wilson of Fitzgerald; and several special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Larry; one sister, Helen Scarpellini; one nephew, Michael Morgan; and close friend, who was like a brother, Paul Starcher.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.


GEORGE DUNCAN

George D. Duncan, 62, of Gandeeville, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at his home.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Andy O. and Ethel M. Elswick Duncan.

Surviving are two brothers, Ottie Duncan of Nicut and Charles Duncan of Spencer, and two sisters, Lena Moneypenny of York, S.C., and Luie Griffith of Spencer.

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

 

SANDRA FORDYCE ERB

Sandra Fordyce Erb, 48, of Mineral Wells, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Vernon and Helen Fordyce.

She was employed at Dudley’s Florist for 30 years and at Wood County Board of Education as a cook.

Surviving are her husband, James Erb of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Stancy Carter of Louisburg, N.C.; five brothers, Gary Fordyce of Jackson, S.C., Mark Fordyce and Scott Fordyce, both of Parkersburg, Randy Fordyce of Pikeville, Ky., and Paul Fordyce of Grantsville; one sister, Kim Fordyce; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Carl Radcliff officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mineral Wells.

 

MARY KATHRYN ‘Kathy’ SIMMONS

Mary Kathryn “Kathy” Simmons, 68, of Newark, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Hospice Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Doy and Ethel Smith Richards, Sr.

She was a 1962 graduate of Harrisville High School and was a typist for the FBI for a while. She was a member of Newark Baptist Church and sang in the church choir for many years.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Gary L. Simmons, whom she married on June 30, 1963; one daughter, Brenda Mullins of Leesburg, Va.; one son, Tim Simmons of Parkersburg; one granddaughter; four brothers, Doy Richards, Jr., of Canada, Don Richards and Robert Richards, both of Smithville, and Michial Richards of Cleveland; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Newark Baptist Church.

 

BERNICE ARNOLD

Bernice L. Arnold, 74, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Rufus and Dora King of Nicut.

Surviving are five sisters, Virginia Davis, Wilma Turner, Wanda Morgan and Judy Memmer, all of Ohio, and Louise Knotts of Orma; two brothers, Stanley King of Kentucky and David King of Nicut; and her friends at Aging with Grace, Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Arnold; one brother, Paul; and two sisters, Maria and Mary.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tom Law officiating. Burial was in Arnold Cemetery, Walker Creek, Chloe.

 

ALMA LANHAM

Alma Lanham, 82, of Glenville, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston. 

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of John and Samantha Kerby Jones.

She was a laborer at BF Goodrich and attended Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Brooksville.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Moore of Philippi and Susie Gregg of Smithville; three sons, Jerry Jones of Big Springs, Argil Jones of Walker and Argil “Squeak” Jones, Jr., of Leading Creek; one brother, Willard Jones of California; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Richards, Mary Jones and Icie Jones; three brothers, Lee Jones, Harel Jones and Albert Jones; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Keith Belt officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

 

WALTER NEWTON LUZADER

Walter Newton Luzader, 80, of Orma, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late Thomas P. and Lillie Gae Rogers Luzader, and was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County.

He was a retired auto mechanic and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Grace Baum of Spencer and Erma Cottrell of Arnoldsburg; two nieces, Margaret Waybright and Natalie Atkinson, both of Arnoldsburg; one nephew, Michael Stalnaker of Walker; one great-niece; and four great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Jewell Stalnaker.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Elder George Rose officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

BEULAH HUFFMAN

Beulah K. Huffman, 98, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Richmond, Va., at the residence of her granddaughter and family, where she had lived for the past two years.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Ida Ferrell Knight.

She was a cook at Calhoun County High School for several years. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church, serving in various capacities.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Huffman of Wooster, Ohio, and Roger Huffman of Waverly; one daughter, Sandra Reedy of Mt. Hope; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Loretta Sampsel of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hunter; one son, James Roland; and one grandson, Eric Reedy.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Jess Waggoner officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation will be on Saturday, 9:30 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

 

DOROTHY WEEKLEY

Dorothy J. “Aunt Dot” Weekley, 85, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

She was born in Stinson, the daughter of Whetzel and Cora A. Jarvis Matheney.

Surviving are one sister, Rena B. Dayton of Barberton, Ohio; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronzel H. Weekley, in 1999; four brothers, Spencer, Harold, Hollis and Chester; and seven sisters, Lovie, Maysel, Margie, Goldie, Maxine, Gladys and Elsie.

Services were held at Orma Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

AZELLE WITTE ARNOLD

Azelle Witte Arnold, 97, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at The Heritage at Lowman, Chapin, S.C. 

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Homer and Florence Witte. She was a 1933 graduate of Calhoun County High School and graduated from Glenville State College. She spent 30 years in Okinawa, Japan, teaching at Zukeran Elementary School. After retirement, she lived in Spring Hill, Fla., and in Columbia, S.C.

Surviving are two nephews, Mike Witte of Chapin, whom she lived near, and David Suttle of Boiling Springs, S.C.; one niece, Debbie Robertson of Irmo, S.C.; and several great- and great-great- nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jeanne Witte Suttle; one brother, Paul Witte; and two great-nephews, Chris Witte and Steve Suttle.

Memorial service celebrating her life was held at The Heritage at Lowman campus chapel. Private burial will be held at Minnora Cemetery.

 

VIEVA CHURCH

Vieva Church, 82, of Nobe, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Nobe, the daughter of the late Lem “Tom” Roberts and Eunice Wilt-Roberts, and step-daughter of Chloe Roberts, who survives.

She attended Cornerstone Praise & Worship Church.

Surviving are two sons, Kevin Church of Grantsville and Craig Church of Nobe; two brothers, Forrest “Short” Roberts of Parkersburg and Ronzel Roberts of Glenville; one sister, Barbara Davis of Harrisville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grand-children; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ordith Carl Church, on Apr. 13, 2000.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Kevin Church and Pastor Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

 

KENNETH COTTRELL

Kenneth L. Cottrell, 71, of Spencer, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at his home.

He was born at Oka, the son of the late William Ray and Orpha Faye Brannon Cottrell.

He was a graduate of Spencer High School. He was a retired merchant and trader, and a former employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer.

Surviving are his maternal aunt and uncle, Ernestine and Kenneth Keaton of Orma; and eight cousins, Sandy Tallman of Newton, Carolyn O’Neal of Oak Harbor, Ohio, Sharlet Hastings and Travis Simons, both of Jodie, Darlene Morris of Maysel, Karla Keaton Stiffler of Las Vegas, Nev., Kenneth Vance Keaton of Akron, Ohio, and Emily Brook Keaton of Orma.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Homer H. Hensley officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Clover.

 

HELEN FAYE TOOTHMAN

Helen Faye Toothman, 61, of Spencer, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at her home.

She was born at Montgomery, the daughter of Ruth F. Brannon Boggs of Spencer and the late Ronzel R. Boggs.

She was a former employee of Spencer Dairy Queen and Main Street Exxon. She was a 1969 graduate of Spencer High School.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two sons, Kevin Toothman of Spencer and Robert Toothman of Ripley; five grandchildren; and five brothers, Jim Brannon of Spencer, Ronnie Boggs of Linden, Randall Boggs of Moorefield, Calvin Boggs of Tariff and Estel Boggs of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Boggs.

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

 

MELODIE LYNN BASS

Melodie Lynn Bass, 56, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

She was born in Delaware, the daughter of Elwood Owens, Jr., and Patty Wolfe Owens of Lake Wales, Fla.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two daughters, Lee Ann Kimble of California and Tracy Bass of Big Springs; one brother, Earl Owens of South Carolina; two sisters, Mickey Parteain of North Carolina and Patty Owens of Florida; and four grandchildren, Killian Kimble, Ralph Bird, Deagan Winter and Alex Winter.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Nobe Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

 

GARLAND RAY BUCK

Garland Ray Buck, 84, of West Jefferson, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Orvin and Vanna Core Buck.

He was a 1948 graduate of Calhoun County High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army, Aug. 10, 1948, and took basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga. He was stationed in Austria and Germany for 36 months and was honorably discharged May 29, 1952. He was employed Sept. 4, 1952, and retired Sept. 1, 1982, from General Motors Fisher Body Corp., Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of UAW Local 969, past member of American Legion Post 201, West Jefferson, and Masonic Lodge, and lifetime member of VFW Post 7005, West Jefferson.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Pearl E. Baker Buck; one daughter, Deborah Troyer; two sons, Orvin Eugene Buck and Mike McGaughey; one step-daughter, Paula Brown Martin; three step-sons, Robert Gentzel, Royce Gentzel and Mike Brown; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, his twin Garnet May and Beatrice; two brothers, Kenneth Buck and Orvin Glenn Buck; and one step-daughter, Rita Gentzel Mitchell.

Services were held at Rader-McDonald Funeral Home, West Jefferson, with military rites. Burial of cremated remains will be at the convenience of the family.

 

RUTH ANNE JAMES

Ruth Anne James, 70, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the home she shared with her sister since 2005.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late Paul G. Bishop and Gathel King Bishop.

She was a graduate of Sand Fork High School and Glenville State College. She was a retired high school teacher with over 30 years of service in Gilmer and Braxton counties. She had served as chair of the Gilmer County Republican Party and was a member of Foothills Community Church, Seneca, S.C.

Surviving are her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Cochran of Sand Fork; one grandson, William “Billy” Cochran of Sand Fork; one sister, Mary Gum of Salem, S.C.; two brothers Arden Bishop of Glenville and David Bishop of Sand Fork.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. James, and one sister, Ermal Harris.

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

 

COY WAYBURN EDDY

Coy Wayburn Eddy, 82, of Creston, died Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Beatrice, the son of the late James and Bertha Veon Eddy.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was an independent truck driver for many years and retired after 17 years as a truck driver for Kroger. He worked part time for Dept. of Highways, Wirt County. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Elizabeth.

Surviving are one daughter, Penny Fox, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Marie Eddy.

Memorial service will be held in the spring.

  

BEATRICE CRAWFORD SHAFFER

Beatrice Crawford Shaffer, 90, formerly of Millstone, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, while staying temporarily at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was born at Crummies Creek, the daughter of the late John Thomas and Maggie Wood Crawford.

She was a homemaker and attended Sand Ridge United Methodist Church. She was cared for in her last years by her daughter.

Surviving are one daughter, Margaret Rose Alvis of Spencer; two sons, Drexel Eugene “Dick” Shaffer of DeSoto, Kan., and John William Shaffer of Mt. Zion; eight grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Ray Shaffer; six brothers; Earl, Alton, Berlin, Earnest, Forest “Pete” and Chancey “Don”; and four sisters, Edra, Edith, Mamie and Tressie.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Tom Fletcher and Pastor Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

OPAL MAE VALENTINE

Opal Mae Valentine, 58, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Tommy and Indabelle Smith Richards.

She worked as an airport security guard and a corrections officer.

Surviving are three sons, Mike Clark and wife Annette and their children, Robert Joseph, Amanda Stanek, Joshua Joseph, Marcia Joseph, Michael and Nicole Joseph, and Opal’s great- grandson, Miles; Chris Clark and wife Shawna and their children, Justin, Haelee, Chris Jr., Gregory, Serena, Alyssa and Savannah; and Roger “Jr.” Valentine and daughter Nadlia Jalee; one sister, Pauline Headley; two brothers, Basil Richards and Larry Richards; and two nieces, Laura Hammond and April Drake.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Fern Hammond, Lenore Richards, Barbara Carpenter and Jean Strickland.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Macfarlan. Visitation will be held Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, cards and donations can be sent to Opal Mae Valentine, c/o Mike Clark, P.O. Box 54, Macfarlan, WV 26148.

 

AZLYNN JESSANN CARPENTER

Azlynn Jessann Carpenter, infant daughter of Samantha and Jonathan Carpenter of Mt. Zion, died suddenly at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her half-brother, Maverick Shane Carpenter; grandparents, Theodore “Ted” Poulin, Ann Poulin and Donald Ray Carpenter; great-grandmother, Susan Curtis; great-great-grandmother, Josephine LaRiviere; uncle, Jonathan Poulin; and several additional aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her aunt, Jessace Marie Stump.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

 

ERMA LEE MOSS

Erma Lee Moss, 83, of Mentor, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Fred and Ethel Snider Ball, Jr.

She attended Grantsville Graded School and was a 1948 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She also attended Glenville State College and taught one year of school at Cremo. She was a Girl Scout leader, Troop leader, homeroom mother, PTA president and booster parent. She retired from The May Company, where she worked as a waitress in the Mayfair Room.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Edsel; two daughters, Marjorie Wright of Illinois and Doris Ann Moss of Painesville, Ohio; one son, Edsel Dale Moss, Jr., of Texas; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Earnest Ball of Five Forks; two sisters, Freda Whytsell of Grantsville and Delores Byrd of Tanner; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilford Ball, Adrian Ball and Freddie Ball, Jr., and one sister, Ernestine Ball.

A Celebration of Life was held at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mentor.

 

LEONARD VAWN MONTGOMERY

Leonard Vawn Montgomery, 84, of Glenville, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.

He was the son of the late Elwin and Edra Montgomery.

After retiring from Dow Chemical Co., he had a business venture, M&R Insurance, with his brother-in-law, Noel Roberts. He also served on the Gilmer-Calhoun County FSA committee for several years.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Johan Montgomery; three sons, Michael Montgomery of Charleston, Brad Lay and wife Barbara of Grantsville and Barry Lay and wife Karen of Glenville; two daughters, Diane Hardin and husband Danny of Scottsville, Ky., and Barbara Copley and husband Fred of Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Corie Grogg, Alex Lay, Amanda Lay, Ryan Copley, Chris Copley, Sabrina Ingram, Sherri Guy and Steve Jones; six great-grandchildren, Lex Grogg, Autumn Hardin, Anthony Hardin, Ty Ingram, Audrey Ingram and Mackenzie Copley; four brothers, Dean Bailey, Vick Montgomery and Bob Montgomery, all of Weston, and Dave Montgomery of Glenville; and one sister, Jo Ann Roberts of Glenville.

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

 

MURL DUANE RADABAUGH

Murl Duane Radabaugh, 79, of Grantsville, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

He was the son of the late Ben and Ethel Freshour Radabaugh.

He retired in March, 1975, after 20 years in the U.S. Army, and retired in 1992 from Calhoun General Hospital. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, Grantsville, and ISIS Shrine Temple Mini Wheels, Junction City, Kan. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Patricia Kight Radabaugh; one daughter, Marcia Radabaugh Swisher; one son, Michael Radabaugh and wife Brenda; two granddaughters, Amber Radabaugh Long and husband Chris and Tiffany Swisher; three great-grandchildren, Mikaela and Byron Long and Landon Summers; one brother, Dale Radabaugh of New Jersey; and one sister, Freda Radabaugh Yoak of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Bush, and one brother, Thurman Radabaugh.

Services were held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with military and Masonic graveside rites.

BLAINE BURTON POSTALWAIT

Blaine Burton Postalwait, 71, of Sutton, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Orville and Olva Boggs Postalwait.

A former employee of Keyser Aluminum, he became a collector and trader.

Surviving are one sister, Betty L. Price of Millstone, and one brother, Richard B. Postalwait of Grantsville.

As per request of Blaine, he was cremated. Private services will be at the convenience of the family.

 

GEORGE EUGENE SHAFFER

George Eugene Shaffer, 85, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Charter and Odessa Pearl Connolly Shaffer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from General Motors Corp. He was a volunteer bus driver for the Veterans Administration. He was a member of Knights of Pythias and IOOF Lodge, both of Glenville, Oberlin Masonic Lodge #0380 AF&AM, Nemesis Shrine Temple of Parkersburg, Royal and Select Masons of Ohio, Elyria Council, Royal Arch Mason of Ohio, Oberlin Chapter 219, Order of Eastern Star, Stone City Chapter #325, Knights of Templar of Elyria, Ohio, Knight Masons of Dublin, Ireland, Shannon Council #28, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council from 1983-1990, and Junior Order of American Mechanics.

Surviving are one daughter, Daisy Martinear of Japan; two sons, Steve and Ritchie of Orma; one step-son, Scott Coon of Parkersburg; one brother, James Shaffer of Belle; special friend of 24 years, Etta Coon; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

 

RHONDA PEARL McCUMBERS

Rhonda Pearl McCumbers, 93, of Nicut, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Hubbard House, Charleston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Eldridge and Nora Cottrell.

She was employed as a cook for several years at Beech Grove Elementary School and later worked at the Senior Citizens Center, Grantsville. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, Lower Nicut.

Surviving are five sons, Darrell McCumbers and wife Juanita of Woolwine, Va., Dare McCumbers of Spencer, Denzil McCumbers and wife Marlene of Rosedale, Robert (Buck) McCumbers and wife Patty of Elizabeth and Dwayne McCumbers and wife Barbara of Shiloh, Ohio; two daughters, Sandra McCumbers of Parkersburg and Connie Hardman and husband Bill of Navarre, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard McCumbers on Jan. 4, 2010; two brothers, Ray Cottrell and Hobert Cottrell; and one sister, Dessie King.

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

 

LEAH KATHRYN ‘Katie’ SLIDER

Leah Kathryn “Katie” Slider, 77, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late R.M. and Theresa Busch.

She was a 1953 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a graduate of Mountain State Secretarial College. She worked as a secretary for many places and retired from FMC after many years of service. She was a member of South Parkersburg CEOS and Red Hat Society. She attended Fairlawn Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Carroll Slider; one brother, Glenn Busch of Lubeck; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and special friend, Frances Baltzegar of Greenwood, S.C.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Don Busch.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Greg Varndell officiating and Virgil Beall assisting. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

 

ORELENE MILLER BUTCHER DEMASTUS

Orelene Miller Butcher Demastus, 71, of Cox’s Mills, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital Select Specialties, Charleston.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Woodrow and Evylin Luzader Miller.

She was associated with Glenville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Surviving are her second husband, Allen Joseph Demastus, whom she married Aug. 13, 1991; one daughter, Tamela Sue Butcher Carter of Newark; one sister, Ramona Ratliff Burdette of Sutton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glendall Dewain Butcher, whom she married July 15, 1960; one son, Michael Dewain Butcher; and one daughter, Kimela Kay Butcher Burkhammer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Brian Connaughton officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Troy.

 

ORVILLE ‘Woosie’ WAGGONER

Orville A. ‘Woosie’ Waggoner, 65, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his home on Henry’s Fork.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late Orval and Lota Nichols Waggoner.

He was a computer technician and a mechanic.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Susanne Brown Waggoner; three daughters, Lola Hicks of Arnoldsburg, Susanne Leavitt of Grantsville and Amy Miller of Ripley; one brother, Donald Waggoner of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; two nephews; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by one son, Orville Jason Waggoner.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

DOLLIE AGATHA SHRADER

Dollie Agatha Shrader, 96, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg.

She was born at Cremo, the daughter of the late Albert Curtis Cunningham and Sophia Jane Greathouse Cunningham.

She attended Little Creek Church.

Surviving are two sons, Boyd Shrader of Parkersburg and Dale Shrader of Newark; one daughter, Gertrude Wyer of Elizabeth; two grandsons, Michael Shrader and Nathan Wyer; six granddaughters, Candi Merrill, Angie Kemp, Aimee Grimmett, Amanda Varner, Kimberly Goodwin and Rachel Wyer; nine great- grandchildren, Jaci Goodwin, Michael Kemp, Molly Kemp, Megan Kemp, Austin Grimmett, Ethan Grimmett, Emma Wyer, Easton Wyer and Bryce Merrill; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Shrader, on Jan. 9, 1995; three sisters, Maggie May Norman, Ida Pearl Posey and Effie Alice Kerby; and five brothers, Roy Franklin Cunning-ham, Shirley Howard Cunningham, William Russell Cunningham, Harmon Ray Cunningham and Ernest Ralph Cunningham.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating, and burial in Cooper Cemetery, Creston.

 

NELLIE ROACH HERNING

Nellie Roach Herning, 87, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Jessie and Amanda Keith.

She owned and operated Clover Leaf Restaurant, worked with her husband Jay at DeVry Institute of Technology, and volunteered at Camden Clark Medical Center. She was a lifetime member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Lloyd L. “Larry” Roach, Jr., of Washington; one daughter, Joyce A. Sinnett of Parkersburg; one step-brother, Harry Newell; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd L. Roach, Sr.; her second husband, Jay E. Herning; one brother, Ray Keith; and two sisters, Edith O’Donald and Nora Brookover.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Lloyd Keith and Tom McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

HOBERT CLAY KNIGHT, JR.

Hobert Clay Knight, Jr., 62, of Deavers Fork, Wirt County, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home.

He was the son of the late Hobert Clay Knight, Sr., and Maxine Virginia Richards Knight.

Surviving are one son, Tracy Knight of Pullman; one daughter, Tricia White of Tennessee; two grandsons; two brothers, General Knight and Ricky Knight, both of Big Springs; four sisters, Bytha Kendall of Grantsville, Emma Robinson of Nobe, Linda Knight of Arnoldsburg and Ellen Wager of Big Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Grover Lee Knight and Roy Allen Knight, and his long-time companion, Elaine Weaver.

Graveside services will be held Friday, 2:30 p.m., at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

 

ROY PAUL JACKSON

Roy Paul Jackson, 75, of Shamokin, Pa., formerly of Calhoun County, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.

He was the son of the late Fred and Rosie Gae Tanner Jackson.

He was an auto mechanic and in his earlier years he was a volunteer for Headstart.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen Starcher Jackson; one daughter, Mary Ellen of Shamokin; three sons, Kenneth Allen Jackson and Darrell Scott Jackson, both of Shamokin, and Charles Richard Jackson of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grand-children; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Don Roy Paul Jackson and George Jackson; four brothers, Dale Jackson, Guy Jackson, Gilbert Jackson and Wilbert Jackson; and four sisters, Maxine Jackson, Mildred Buck, Myrtle Davis and Melvie Shuman.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Cleston Garrett officiating.

 

PAULINE GARRETSON

Pauline B. Garretson, 85, of Creston, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Wolf Summit, the daughter of the late Roy and Zela Virginia Morrison Cunningham.

She attended Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are one daughter, Patty Cooper of Johnson City, Tenn., and two brothers, Harold Cunningham of Mt. Zion and Ben Cunningham of Creston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Garretson, on Nov. 10, 2010.

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

 

ARENA (Margie) GROVES NICHOLAS

Arena (Margie) Groves Nicholas, 80, of Orma, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Rogers Groves.

Surviving are two sons, Junior McCumbers and Robert Nicholas, both of Orma; six sisters, Virginia McCumbers of Orma, Jean Marks of Philo, Ohio, Faye Norman of Zanesville, Ohio, Mae Lambert of Baltimore, Md., Thelma Hall of Mt. Zion and Emma Lucas of Dresden, Ohio; and two brothers, Joe Groves of Orrville, Ohio, and James Groves of Orma.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Conley Cemetery, Orma. Visitation was scheduled noon to 1 p.m. at the church. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

 

PEGGY O’NEIL KNOTTS

Peggy O’Neil Knotts, 82, of Leachtown, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her home.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Clyde and Elsie Witte Wilson.

She was a 1948 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, David Knotts of Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Martha Wolfe of Davis; and a special cousin, Robert Giles of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Knotts, and one son, Edward C. Knotts, Jr.

There will be no services or visitation.

 

MILDRED LOUISE ‘Midge’ HOWELL BRUNDAGE

Mildred Louise ‘Midge’ Howell Brundage, 77, of Harrisville, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of the late Delbert John and Lula Mary Morrison Boggs.

She was a 1954 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Michelle Howell of Parkers-burg, Tammi K. Harper of Nutter Farm and Crystal Nichols of New Castle, Va.; two sons, Michael Howell of Washburn and Mitchell Howell of Harrisville; one brother, James Boggs of Pennsylvania; one sister, Mary Booth of Fairmont; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Dennis Boggs, John D. Boggs, Yule Boggs and Virgil Boggs, and one grand-daughter, Alona Dawn Patton.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial was in Terry Cemetery, Nutter Farm.

 

ODA CARPENTER

Oda E. Carpenter, 98, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.

He was born at Weston, the son of the late Roy W. and Jane Eaton Carpenter.

He served in World War II aboard the USS Fulton, a submarine tender, and traveled the Pacific Ocean until the end of the war. After the battle of Midway, the Fulton picked up survivors of the USS Yorktown and took them to Pearl Harbor. He was a mailman for many years on the Millstone, Arnoldsburg, Mt. Zion and Daniel’s Run route. He also worked as a truck driver for 14 years at Guran Construction Co., Akron, Ohio. He was a charter member of the Mason’s Lodge, Grantsville. 

Surviving are one son, Darrell Carpenter of Old Town, Fla.; one daughter, Mary Harris of Akron; one brother, Tom Carpenter of Old Town; one sister, Dary Wilson of Newark, Ohio; five grandchildren, Mike Harris of Palestine, Tracey Campbell of Akron, David Carpenter of Orange Park, Fla., Christopher Midcap of New Jersey and Matt Carpenter of Manitou Springs, Colo.; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Grace Crawford Carpenter; his second wife of 22 years, Etta Crawford Carpenter; one brother, Oakie Carpenter; one sister, Veda Mace; and his precious baby, Geraldine.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial, with Masonic Graveside Rites, will be in Sand Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

MARIE VANHORN

Marie Vanhorn, 79, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late Tollie and Mary Elizabeth Hicks Jarvis.

She was a former CNA at Roane General Hospital, Spencer, and was retired from Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are one daughter, Connie Starcher of Chloe; one son, Richard Vanhorn of Grantsville; three sisters, Evelyn Estep of Barberton, Ohio, Dorma Ewing of Minnora and Geneva McKee of Illinois; three brothers, Virgil Jarvis of Orma, Fred Jarvis of Mt. Zion and Eddie Jarvis of Illinois; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hencel James Vanhorn; two sons, Larry Vanhorn and Roger Vanhorn; and one brother, Donald Jarvis.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Gene Miller officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

OSWALD SUMMERS

Oswald D. Summers, 89, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Roscoe and Jessie White Summers.

He served in Europe during World War II. He worked for Babcock & Wilcox and was a mechanic for Hudson Garage, Barberton, Ohio. He retired from Ohio Brass after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Masons.

Surviving are one sister, Dormal Crawford of Wadsworth, Ohio, and one brother, Lanny Summers of Massillon, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal McCune Summers, whom he married on July 17, 1952; two brothers, Ronzel Summers and Charles Summers; and two sisters, Ulinee Crawford and Naomi Ball.

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

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