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"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ETTA AARON

7/24/1997

Etta Aaron, 85, of Big Bend, died Thursday, July 17, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Laura Burrows Richards. She was a homemaker and member of Norman Ridge United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Nancy Collins of Little Hocking.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Goodman Aaron.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Norman Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 4/9/1912

BERT ACKLEY

We are sorry to note the death of Bert Ackley which occurred Saturday. He married the daughter of Rev. J. C. Stump deceased, and they came to this place from New Jersey to visit their relations and for their health. He leaves a wife, mother, brother, sister and a host of friends to mourn his loss. He was buried Monday at eleven o'clock, at the Sylvester Stump graveyard. Rev. Whitt Stump conducted the funeral services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/24/1995

HOMER ADKINS

Homer Adkins, 66, of Duck, Braxton County, died Friday, Aug. 18, 1995, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Pike County, Ky., the son of Lee and Roxie Kenney Adkins. He was a forklift operator and a member of Elmira Baptist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Reable Charles of Wadsworth, Ohio; and three brothers, Mack Adkins, Elmer Adkins and Robert Adkins, all of Akron; and several relatives in Calhoun County.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mark Gerwig officiating, and burial in King Cemetery, Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DANIEL ANDERSON

6/10/1999

Daniel L. Anderson, 90, of Summersville, formerly of Five Forks, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at Summersville Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Reedy, the son of the late Robert Lee and Clara Amanda Burrows Anderson. He was a member of Five Forks Community Church. He was a farmer, worked in oil fields, and was a former cemetery attendant for Stump Funeral Homes.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Wilson Anderson of Parkview Nursing Home, and one son, Jeffrey A. Anderson of Five Forks.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters, Flossie Newhart, Sudie Harris and Blondena A. Morrison.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., in conjunction with his sister, Blondena A. Morrison, at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/26/1994

CORA ALFRED

Cora Alfred, 81, of Rosedale, died Saturday, May 21, 1994, at her daughter's residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Sally Parsons Butler. She was a 1985 Calhoun County Belle. She was a member of Linden Order of Eastern Star, Minnora Rebekah Lodge, Orma/Arnoldsburg Home Extension Club, and Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Lenora Eggeman of Orville, Ohio, and Carolyn Miller of Rosedale; three brothers, Doy Butler of Chloe, Milton "Dolen" Butler of Munroe Falls, Ohio, and Nolen Butler of Naples, Fla.; three sisters, Chloe Alfred of Arnoldsburg, Flava Fisher of Cottageville, and Floda Dulaney of Naples; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Johnie Alfred; one daughter; one grandson; two brothers; and two sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

CLYDE ALLEN

Clyde Allen, 86, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Fielden and Almira Bailey Allen. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a former oil field worker, and had retired from West Virginia Dept. of Highways. He was a member of the VFW.

Surviving are one son, Mark Basnett of Elizabeth; and one sister, Estel Powell of Akron, Ohio. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Church Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/21/1995

HERMAN GLEN ALLEN

Herman Glen Allen, 68, of Hurricane, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1995, at Putnam General Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Lincoln County, a son of the late Josh and Mary Ethel Hughes Allen. He was a retired coal miner and had been employed by Appalachian Power Co. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America.

Surviving are his wife, Gypsy M. Tanner Allen; three sons, Jerry Allen of Sod, Larry Allen and Dale Allen, both of Yawkey; three daughters, Lisa Adams and Virginia Parsons, both of Hurricane, and Nathaniel Allen of Yawkey; two brothers, Josh Allen, Jr., of Sod and Nathaniel Allen of Jonesville, Mich.; one sister, Doris Pryor of Muncey, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Avis Hill officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/14/1996

JOAN L. ALLEN

Joan L. Allen, 61, of Stumptown, died Saturday June 29, 1996, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Cressie Vanhorn Minigh. She was employed by West Virginia University Extension Office, Glenville. She was a Lockney Extension Homemaker and was active in various Farm Bureau and 4-H activities. She was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Harold Allen; one son, Jeffrey Allen of Summersville; two daughters, Annetta Richards of Rosedale and Michelle Allen of Glenville; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Clayon Minigh, Willard Minigh, Wilbur Minigh, Paul Minigh and, Sam, Minigh; and one sister, Edith Goehring.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating, and burial in Vanhorn Cemetery, Little Bull Run, Cedarville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/2/1995

STACIE McCUNE ALLEN

Stacie McCune Allen, 77, of Grantsville, formerly of Orma, died Monday, Jan. 23, 1995, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born at Orma, a daughter of the late P. M. and Willa Bourne McCune. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Roger L. Allen of Grantsville; two daughters, Murlene Ferrebee of Grantsville and Wanda Cain of Cleveland; three brothers, Bruce McCune and Norville McCune, both of Orma, and Ralph McCune of Rutland, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Allen, in 1973; one son, Lowell Allen; one daughter, Kathleen Parsons; and two brothers, Dowe McCune and Vance McCune.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Dallas F. Smith officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery, Orma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/18/1996

MARY HAZEL ALLTOP

Mary Hazel Alltop, 76, of Normantown, died Wednesday, April 10, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Normantown, a daughter of the late A.S. and Ruth Moss Reed. She was a homemaker and a member of Upper Steer Run Baptist Church, Normantown.

Surviving are two daughters, Nedra Scott and Nelda Gill, both of Smithville; three sons, Hugh Alltop of Grantsville, Roy Alltop of Palestine and Robert Alltop of Troy; two brothers, Wilford Reed of Lagrange, Ohio, and Wilbert Reed of Grafton, Ohio; one sister, Nora Beall of Normantown; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan C. Alltop; one son, Haymond Carl Alltop; one brother; and one sister.

Services were held at Upper Steer Run Baptist Church, Normantown, with Elder Roger Stewart and Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CARL H. ALVIS

5/22/1997

Carl Hayden Alvis, 83, of Spencer, died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late James H. and Rose Alvis. He formerly worked at Spencer State Hospital in the kitchen and laundry, and was a self-employed lawn keeper.

Surviving are one daughter, Rose Justice of Spencer; two stepdaughters, Kathy Deel and Joyce Hendrickson, both of Aiken, S.C.; two sisters, Eleanor Nester of Spencer and Julia Ray of Grantsville; three brothers, Calvin Alvis, Tony Alvis and Charles Alvis, all of Spencer; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Daisy Hardman Alvis; and one daughter, Emma Mae Tanner.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BARBARA ANDERSON

8/28/1997

Barbara Ann Anderson, 66, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Aug 14, 1997, at her residence. She was born in Glen Morrison, a daughter of C. A. and Inez Blankenship. She grew up in Pineville and moved to Grantsville in 1958. She graduated from Pineville High School and attended Marshall College. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glenville.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, James E. Anderson; three sons, John Anderson of New Haven, Conn., Joseph Anderson of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Jesse Anderson of Morgantown; two daughters, Pamela Anderson of Lake Park, Fla., and Carolyn Jo Anderson of Morgantown; three sisters, Carolyn Norman of Jupiter, Fla., Patty Wells of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Mary Sue Adams of Charleston; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kanawha City, with Rev. Esber Tweel officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins. Memorials may be made to Heartwood Dance Center, c/o Jude Binder, Rt. 1, Box 61, Big Bend, WV 26136.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/23/1996

CARL E. ANDERSON

Carl Edwin Anderson, 78, of Overgaard, Ariz., died Tuesday, May 14, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Leatherbark, a son of the late John L. and Mary E. Whytsell Anderson. He attended Calhoun County schools and was a timekeeper for the Calhoun County Courthouse. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II in the China, Burma and India theaters, and as a clerk for the Army Pipeline Co. He was a farmer and worked for Cleveland Graphite Bronze in Ohio and for Air Research for 15 years in Arizona. He was a member and volunteer builder of the American Legion, Overgaard.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie J. McCoy Anderson; one daughter, Sue E. Chunn of Overgaard; one son, John E. Anderson of Show Low, Ariz.; one granddaughter; and one great-grand-daughter. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles F. Anderson and Williard Anderson; and two sisters, Edith Starcher and Hazel Anderson.

Services were held at Stoney Point Church, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. D.L. Kirby officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - June 8,1999

DANIEL L. ANDERSON

Daniel L. Anderson, 90, of Summersville, formerly of Five Forks, died June 6, 1999, in Summersville Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a member of Five Forks Community Church, a former oilfield worker and farmer and was a former cemetery attendant with Stump Funeral Home.

Surviving: wife, Irene Wilson Anderson of Parkview Nursing Home; son, Jeffrey A. Anderson of Five Forks.

Joint service with his sister, Blondena A. Morrison, of Craigsville, who also died June 6, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/5/1994

EDGAR ANDERSON

Edgar Vance Anderson, 83, of Spencer, died Saturday, Apr. 30, 1994, in a farming accident on his Calhoun County farm.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Eliza E. and Arminda Starcher Anderson. He retired from Carbon Carbide Co., Alloy.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Kingsbury Anderson; two daughters, Hazeline Anderson of Spencer and Wilma Jean Monroe of Middlebourne; three brothers, Shade Anderson of White Sulpher Springs, Woodrow W. Anderson of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Paul Anderson of Dexter, Ohio; two sisters, Erma Kiplinger of Barberton, Ohio, and Hettie Wallace of Akron, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Larry Haught officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FERN M. ANDERSON

10/9/1997

Fern M. Anderson, 73, of Belpre, died Friday, Oct. 3, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Five Forks, a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Bertha Metz Richards. She was a homemaker and a cook/ waitress at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital during World War II. She was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Don Anderson; two sons, Ernest Anderson of Belpre and John David Mathers of Washington; one brother, Robert "Bud" Richards of Harrisville; two sisters, Edith Fluharty of Harrisville and Virgia Frederick of Big Springs; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, John C. Mathers, Willie H. Clevenger and John Eaton; three sisters, Eula Postalwait, Zona Sims and Dollie Dye; and two brothers, Leonard Richards and Thomas Richards.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Stergel A. Vincent officiating. Burial was in Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/26/1995

HENRY D. ANDERSON

Henry D. Anderson, 76, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 1995, in St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late William T. Anderson and Jessie Lynch Anderson.

He was manager of F.C. Cook, served in the 4th Armored Division in World War II, and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1937. He was wounded in Germany in 1945 and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of Buckhannon Lions Club, Franklin Lodge No. 7, AF&AM, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Retired Officers Association, and Purple Heart Association. He was a 1951 graduate of W.Va. Wesleyan College and a charter member of Theta Chi Fraternity.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Jean Buchanan Anderson; two daughters, Susan Hansen of Buckhannon and Barbara Merlo of Leavenworth, Kan.; one son, William T. Anderson of Somerville, N.J.; two brothers, A.G. Anderson of Spencer and Dan Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three granddaughters, Amy Hansen of Buckhannon, Katie Anderson of Somerville; and Emma Merlo of Leavenworth; and two grandsons, Jon Hansen of Buckhannon and Andy Merlo of Leavenworth.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Details of the services were not available.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

RICHARD LEE ANDERSON

Richard Lee Anderson, 53, of Monroe Township, Oh., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 1995, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Erie, Pa., after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Spencer, the son of William and Zanna Bailey Anderson. He had been an Ashtabula resident since 1943, and had lived in Conneaut for the last five years. He was employed as a truck driver with Anderson Enterprizes, retiring in 1989. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and had attended Kelloggsville Church of the Nazarene. He was a member of Moose Lodge #472, Eagles F.O.E. lodges #1463 in Ashtabula and #408 in Conneaut.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Judith English Anderson, whom he married July 25, 1981; a sister, Berna-dine Fanning of Ashtabula; a brother, Gene Anderson of Ashtabula; five stepsons, William Dix of Monroe Township, David Dix of Kingsville, Ohio; Donald Dix of Concord, N.H., and Dennis and James Dix of Ashtabula; six stepgrandchildren; and a number of more distant relatives in Calhoun County.

Services were held at Marcy Funeral Home, Conneaut, Ohio, with Rev. Jerry Webb, pastor of Kelloggsville Church of Nazarene officiating. Burial was in Kelloggsville Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/27/1995

STEVEN D. ANDERSON

Steven D. Anderson, 28, of Parkersburg, died Monday, April 17, 1995, at his residence.

He was born in Lake County, Ohio, a son of Garry and Patricia Leggett Anderson of Southington, Ohio. He was a 1986 graduate of Southington Chalker High School, where he excelled in football, and was a former cement finisher for M&S Concrete of Parkersburg. He resided in Parkersburg since 1986, and attended New Live Full Gospel Church, Elizabeth.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one son, Zachary Dwayne Anderson of Parkersburg; one daughter, Stephanie Dawn Anderson of Parkersburg; one brother, Garry Michael Anderson of Southington; one sister, Melissa Renee Cunningham of Parkersburg; one nephew, Matthew Cunningham of Parkersburg; his fiancee, Patty Hughes of Parkersburg; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Howard and Faye Anderson Schrader of Little Creek, Calhoun County; and maternal grandparents, Virgil and Ruby Bell Leggett of Annamoriah, Calhoun County.

Services were held at Snyder Chapel Community Church, Annamoriah, with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/20/1994

ALICE ARNOLD

Alice Arnold, 83, of Orma, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Ocie Jarvis Lamb. She was a member of Walnut Church of Chloe.

Surviving are three sons, Robert Fulks of Akron, Ohio, Harold Fulks of Millstone, and Stanley Arnold of Petersburg, Va.; four daughters, Betty Metz of Orma, Glenna Perkins of Chloe, Emogene King of Cleveland, and Nellie Tiller of Streetsboro, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Fulks, in 1944; and her second husband, John Arnold, in 1992.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ERNEST N. ARNOLD

5/27/1997

Ernest N. Arnold, 68, of Doylestown, Ohio, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at Akron General Medical Center.

He was born in Nicut, a son of the late Edward C. and Martha Barr Arnold.

He retired from Ohio Edison Co. in 1990 as supervisor of operations with 35 years of service.

He was a member of Ohio Edison Men's Club and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are two brothers, Paul and Ray, both of Akron.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; a son, James E.; and a brother, George. Services were held at Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Edward Morrison officiating. Burial was in East Liberty Cemetery, Green, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 November 1999

NEAL R. ARNOLD

Neal R. Arnold, 66, of Chloe, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Charlie W. and Blanche Groggs Arnold. He was a member of Hallsburg Church, Servia.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice L. King Arnold of Chloe; two brothers, Verner Arnold of Chloe and Fenton Arnold of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Dorothy Ellington of Rittman, Ohio, and Esta Smith of Mogadore, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Basil Arnold, Dallas Arnold and Glen Arnold, and one sister, Belvia Sears.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Arnold Cemetery on Walker Road.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ARNOLD, ROXIE A.

8/28/1997

Roxie A. Arnold, 83, of St. Albans, formerly of Chloe, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at Cedar Ridge Health Care Center, Sissonville.

She was born in Mud Fork, a daughter of the late Charles and Ida Morris Cadle. She was a St. Albans resident for 47 years and owned and operated a restaurant in South Charleston for several years.

Surviving are one sister, Rosa Rogers of Flint, Mich.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/16/1994

JESSIE E. ARTHUR

Jessie E. Arthur, 81, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, June 13, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Spencer, a daughter of the late Henry W. Ward and Rosa Argabrite Ward McKown. She was a homemaker, and a former employee of Cambell's Inn and Spencer VFW. She attended Assembly of God, Spencer.

Surviving are two sons, Douglas Mack Arthur of Arnoldsburg and Rev. William Vernon Arthur of Spencer; two daughters, Linda Lou Arthur of Spencer and Brenda Sue McKown of Arnoldsburg; one half-brother, Charles W. McKown of Hazel Park, Mich.; one half-sister, Frances Endrizzi of Elyria, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ralph Arthur, Sr.; one son, Charles Ralph Arthur, Jr.; one daughter, Rosalee Arthur; stepfather, Grant McKown; three sisters; and one half-brother.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Sam Haskins officiating, and burial in Spencer Memorial Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARY ELLEN ARTHUR

8/26/1999

Mary Ellen Arthur, 66, of Ft. Worth, Tex., died Thursday, June 24, 1999.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Ralph C. and Madeliene Wolverton Ferrell.

She was a former resident of Barberton, Ohio, and was a member of Reimer Road Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Chester A. Arthur; one son, Larry Arthur of Akron; four sisters, Betty Fern of Barberton, Helen V. Miller of Bowling Green, Ohio, Joanne Schreiber of Polk City, Fla., and Susan Jones of Clermont, Fla.; one brother, Jack Ferrell of Barberton; one aunt, Mary Wolverton of Big Bend; and two cousins, Cecil D. Wolverton of Leachtown and Harold R. Wolverton of Big Bend.

Burial was in Rose Hill, Akron, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/25/1996

S. MABEL ARTHUR

S. Mabel Arthur, 92, of Grantsville, died Monday, July 15, 1996, Care Haven of Belmont.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late U.S. Grant and Canzada Goldsmith Hickman. She was a homemaker ind member of Calhoun General Hospital Auxiliary and First Baptist Church of Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Warren Arthur of Vienna; two daughters, Janette Kerby of Norton, Ohio, and Maxine Weaver of Tucson, Ariz.; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Arthur, three daughters, Betty Arthur, Margie Arthur and Geneva J. Arthur, five brothers; and five sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/24/1996

WILLIAM ARTHUR

Rev. William "Bill" Arthur, 46, of Spencer, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Spencer, a son of the late Charles Ralph and Jessie Ernestine Ward Arthur. He was pastor of Harvest Tabernacle Church of God, Spencer. He was a lifelong Roane County resident.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Arthur; four sons, Michael Arthur of Spencer, Billy Arthur, Charles Arthur and Andrew Arthur, all of the home; two daughters, Lacosta Arthur and Alish Arthur, both of the home; one brother, Douglas Arthur of Spencer; two sisters, Linda Conley of Spencer and Brenda McKown of Arnoldsburg; and one granddaughter, Beth Ann Arthur.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Charles Duncan officiating, and burial in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/8/1996

DENNIS WILLIAM ASH

Dennis William Ash, 85, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Aug.4, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late James Jerome and Castena Virginia Marks Ash.

He was a retired maintenance mechanic from Rubber Crafters, Smithville, and attended Leatherbark Community Church, near Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are his wife, Leno Starcher Ash; one son, Dickie Lee Ash of Craigsville; one sister, Evelyn Townsend of Ripley; one brother, Glennis Ash of Spencer, three half-sisters, Barbara Marks and Frances Tanner, both of Arnoldsburg, and Nancy Starcher of Big Springs; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Melva Snyder - and Ila Church; two brothers, Cecil Ash and Harley Ash; and two infant brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland and Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer. Visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/13/1994

DESSIE ASH

Dessie Ash, 75, of Spencer, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Herbert and Lucy Fowler Price. She was a homemaker and attended Leatherbark Community Church near Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are her husband, Glennis Ash; one daughter, Loretta Russell of Clover; two sons, Lawrence Ash and Bob Ash, both of Spencer; one sister, Wanda Steinbrunner of Charleston; four brothers, Claude Price, Leon Price and John Price, all of Barberton, Ohio, and Warder Price of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/1/1996

MILDRED MARIE ASH

Mildred Marie Ash, 60, of Spencer, died Thursday, July 25, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Spencer, a daughter of Milford Miller and the late Pauline Miller. She was a homemaker and a member of Home Mission Church, Spencer.

Surviving in addition to her father are her stepmother, Mabel Miller of Spencer; two daughters, Sherrie Reynolds and Iva Lawson, both of Spencer; six sons, Bennie Franklin Ash, Milford Allen Ash, John Michael Ash, Dennis Wayne Ash, Kenneth Wesley Ash and Richard Keith Ash, all of Spencer; seven sisters, :Shirley Starcher, Pauline Lawson, Madeline Fouty and Sue McKown, all of Spencer, Phyllis Milhoan of Reedy, Malinda Jones of Sissonville and Debra Marks of Millstone; seven brothers, Phil Miller, Bob Miller, Jack Miller, Larry Miller, Tom Miller and Billy Miller, all of Spencer, and Curtis Miller of Liverpool; and 16 :grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Franklin Ash; one son, Jeffrey Scott Ash; one brother, Milford S. Miller, Jr.; and two sisters, Janice Miller and Jennifer Miller.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Larry -Haught and Rev. Darrell Alvis officiation. Burial was in Craig Ridge Cemetery near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

ARCHIE R. ATKINSON

Archie Ray Atkinson, 83, of Seth, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1995, in CAMC General Division, after a short illness.

He was born in Highland, Ritchie County, the son of the late Harvey and Daisy Atkinson. He was an accomplished poet, and was a retired supervisor from Consolidated Gas Co., Seth, with 35 years of service. He also worked several years in Calhoun County at Cabot Station, Richardson Station and Minnora Station. He was a former member of Civilian Conservation Organization and a former forest ranger in charge of Blue Bend State Park.

Surviving are two sons, Roland "Bud" Atkinson of Fort Myers, Fla., and Douglas R. Atkinson of Charleston; a daughter, Kathryn "Kit" Cantley of Seth; a sister, Edna Kight of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Starcher Atkinson; a son, Herbert Atkinson; a brother, Orin Atkinson of Grantsville; and a sister, Grace Craddock of Spencer.

Services were held at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with Rev. Tim Oakes officiating. Burial was in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, W.Va.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/1/1996

GENEVA A. ATKINSON

Geneva A. Blosser Atkinson, 73, of Spencer, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Bud and Ruth Starcher Blosser. She was a homemaker and a member of Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond Atkinson; two stepdaughters, Shirley Atkinson and Penny Webb, both of Spencer; four stepsons, Ralph Carpenter of Arnoldsburg, Ray Atkinson, Ronnie Atkinson and Roger Atkinson, all of Spencer; one brother, Elijah Blosser of Arnoldsburg; and several stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jeanette Blosser.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/07/1994

NANCY J. ATKINSON

Nancy Jane Atkinson, 86, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, June 29, 1994, at Ohio Pythian Sisters Home, Medina, Ohio, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Dudley and Mollie Kelley Lutz. She was a member of the Calhoun County Senior Citizens, Royal Neighbors of America, and First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Richard "Steve" Atkinson of Brunswick, Ohio; and one brother, David Lutz of Key Largo, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orin Atkinson; one son, Orin "Pete" Atkinson; one brother, Tommy Lutz; and two sisters, Pauline Sturm and Mary Waldo.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MILLIE ATWELL

6/3/1999

Millie I. Atwell, 84, of Washington, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Oka, the daughter of the late Andrew and Letha Jarvis Cottrell. She was a homemaker and a life member of Oka Church. She was a life member and past president of Amvets Auxiliary.

Surviving are one daughter, Lucille Cobb of Washington; one son, Adra Lynn Jarvis of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Frank Plybon officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

AUSTIN AYERS

5/20/1999

Austin E. Ayers, 74, of Clarington, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 13, 1999, at Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, Ohio.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Iva and Ruth Freshour Ayers. He was retired from Ohio Ferro Alloy Corp., Clarington. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5565, Powhatan Point. He was a Protestant.

Surviving are one son, Austin E. Ayers, Jr., of Clarington; two daughters, Joyce Starkey of Woodsfield and Lena Vallelonga of Powhatan Point; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several cousins in Calhoun County.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Johnson.

Services were held at Rush Funeral Home, Clarington. Burial was in Clarington Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


MOSES J. AYERS

"The Glenville Democrat" - Thursday, May 19, 1938

Fall from Roof Fatal To Moses J. Ayers, 79

Moses J. Ayers, 79, of White Pine, Calhoun county, who was known to many Gilmer county people, died at the home of his son, William J. Ayers, at Grantsville, Tuesday, May 10. Death was caused by a fall from the porch roof of the Ayers residence. Mr. Ayers was visiting at his son's home and it is believed that during the night, since he was not familiar with the premises, he had walked through a low window and fallen to the street. His body was discovered there about 3 o'clock a.m. A coroner's jury reported a verdict of accidental death. Mr. Ayers was a native of Calhoun county, a son of David P. Ayers and Mary Fling Ayers. Surviving are three sons: Iva Ayers of White Pine, Arlie Ayers and William J. Ayers, both of Grantsville. Final rites were held Wednesday at the Chestnut Grove cemetery near Latonia.

(Carolyn McGuire)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 January 2000

ROBERT AYERS

Robert B. Ayers, 64, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Robert and Jesse Reid Ayers. He was a U.S. Navy veteran with 20 years of service and was previously an employee of Shell Chemical Co. He was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Thelma Ayers; two daughters, Kathryn Simmons and Kimberly Robinson, both of El Cajoun, Calif.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Cristina Dawn Ayers; four brothers, Worthy, Eustace, Vernon and Vane Ayers; and two sisters, Lyndal and Norma.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatmen Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Charles E. Rogers and Rev. Joel Caldwell officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

(Larry Heffner)


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