Obituaries September 13, 2018


Isabell Davis, 85, of Big Bend, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Minnie Hamilton Health System, Grantsville.

She was the daughter of the late McConaughey (Mack) and Gearl Dine Taylor Richards.
Surviving are one daughter, Karen Bush of Big Bend; one granddaughter, Kimberly Bush of Big Bend; and one sister, Margaret Wagoner of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Davis; seven sisters, Rosie Davis, Irene Richards, Goldie Richards, Pauline Jones, Loraine Pursley, Clara Richards and Hazel Gribble; two brothers, Junior (Mack) Richards and Billy Richards; three step-sisters, Yeatta Webb, Theressa Graham and Hettie Beatty; and three step-brothers, Shirdie Richards, Desmoin Richards and Bernard Richards.

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


Marcus Lee Sigman, 14, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.

He was the son of Monica Nicholas and Jerry Sigman. He attended Clay and Calhoun schools and enjoyed playing football and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, his twin Mason Bouie and Logan Allen; one sister, Kayleigh Lynn Sigman; four step-brothers; aunts and uncles, Kari and Andrew, Nana, Skyler Sears, and Nate and Brittany Sigman; grandparents, Terry Fowler, Donald Tallhammer, Doris Sigman, and Gregory Sigman; great-grandparents, Thelma Carte and Nancy Sigman; cousins, Mia and Cain Sigman, Kole and Duke Persinger; and step-grandparents, Timothy and Dawn Nicholas, Denny, Sr., and Mary Fowler.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Gary Jarvis, Ronald Sigman and Thelma Sears.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Geoffrey Hamrick officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.


Waitman “Andrew” Davis, 45, of Clover, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at his home.
He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Genevieve Robertson Davis of Grantsville and the late William Cecil Davis. He formerly worked at Kellwood and McDonald’s.

Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife of 20 years, Jeane Nicole “Nicki” Lowe Davis.
The body was cremated. Memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m., at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.


Darlene Wagoner, 80, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

She was born in Belpre, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank and Alice Garner Ferrebee. She attended Calvary Community Church and was a member of DAR.

Surviving are two sons, Roger Wagoner of Huntington and Rusty Wagoner of Walker; one daughter, Sherry Adams of Washington; 11 grandchildren, Matthew McCune of Ravenswood, Manda Fleischer of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Ashley McCune of Parkersburg, Zackery Echard of Williamstown, Dave Adams of Washington, Ashley Bias of Barboursville, Joshua Wagoner of Mineral Wells, Felisha Wagoner of Huntington, Sara Brumfield of Athens, Ohio, Whitney Chavez of Nashville, Tenn., and Dustin Wagoner of Walker; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Ferrebee of Big Bend; one sister-in-law, Ruth Wagoner Whealdon of Vincent, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie.

Private memorial service will be held at a later date.


Wilma Lee Harris, 87, of Walton, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at her home.
She was born in Amma, the daughter of the late Everett and Lilly Burgess Gibson. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Denver C. Harris of Spencer, Roger Lee Harris of Walton and Phillip Edward Harris of Looneyville; four grandchildren, Jonathan, Michael, Denver, Jr., and Austin; three sisters, Mary Hodge of Ripley, Tansy Harris of Looneyville and Diane Yoak of Grantsville; and five brothers, Charles Gibson of Grantsville, Dewayne Gibson of Alabama, Sanford Gibson of Kentucky, and James Gibson and Harold Gibson, both of Roanoke, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Denver Harris; one sister, Charlotte Gibson; and one granddaughter.

Graveside service was held at Rocky Branch Cemetery, Walton, with Rev. Randy Whited officiating.


Tommy “Tuck” Starcher, 81, of Stow, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.

He was born in Calhoun County and was a Stow resident since 1965. He retired from Chrysler in 2002, after 37 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, Tommy and Timmy; two grand-sons, Alan and TommyLee; one sister, Marg Baggett; one brother, Jim Starcher; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Silver Springs Cemetery, Stow.


Mary L. Metz Pursley, 85, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Camden-Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Glenn “Bill” and Velma Fowler McEndree. She was a 1952 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was retired from Pennzoil. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Traders Bank, Spencer. She was a seamstress and a member of Advent Christian Church, Spencer.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Denise Grogg of Gilbert, Ariz., and Robin S. Pursley of Parkersburg, with whom she made her home; one son, Vincent Nolan “Vince” Metz of Spencer; one sister, Linda Braden of Parkersburg; one brother, Glenn McEndree of Spencer; five grandchildren, Wesley Metz, Katrina Lawson, Jason Grogg, Nina Grogg and Nathan Pursley; one great-granddaughter, Emberly Pursley; and one brother-in-law, David Noble of Taylorsville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Garland Metz; second husband, Oather Pursley; and one sister, Doris McEndree Noble.

Per her request, the body was cremated. There will be a memorial service at Spencer Advent Church at a later date.