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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2006

CAROL ABICHT

Carol Abicht, 44, of Pink, near Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas Foster, Sr., and Barbara Rankin Foster of Akron.

Surviving are one daughter, Christina Youngblood of Rittman, Ohio; one son, William of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Cheryl Foster of Barberton, Ohio, and Bonnie Ferrebee of Akron; one brother, Thomas Foster, Jr., of Akron; two grandchildren; grand-mother, Martha Rankin of Akron; and special friends, Fred and Marie Mace.

In keeping with her wishes, her body was cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later time.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 June 2000
(reprint from May 1987)

BETTY JEAN ABLE

Betty Jean Able, 50, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, May 13, 1987, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Stella Wilcox Jones of Big Springs and the late Pearl John Jones. She was a member of Big Springs Homemakers Club and a former employee of American Viscose Co., Parkersburg. She was also employed at B.F. Goodrich, Co., Grantsville.

Surviving are close friend, Carl Heinzman; two daughters, Jennett Richards and Kathy Richards, both of Big Springs; one son, Timothy A. Able of Big Springs; three sisters, Ada Billy of East Lake, Ohio, Maxine Goodnight of Big Springs and Gracie Ayers of Pullman; six brothers, Hershel Jones of Medina, Ohio, James D. Jones of Harrisville, Ivan Jones of Brohard, and Harry Mack Jones, Lester Jones and Danny Jones, all of Big Springs; and two grandchildren, Jason Denver Richards and Tracie Jean Richards, both of Big Springs.

Services were held at Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, Big Springs. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 November 2009

PAMELA ABNER

Pamela Abner, 45, of Creston, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dottie Abner of Marion and the late Gilbert Abner.

She had worked as a certified nursing assistant, including at SunBridge Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her boyfriend, Buck Smith of Creston; two daughters, Ryan Jones of Fairmont and Destiny Jones of Creston; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Abner and Jeffery Abner, both of Ohio; one sister, Stephanie Winters of Indiana; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one infant sister and one grand-child. Memorial service will be held later by the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

LULA ACREE

Lula B. Acree, 88, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Algart Health Care Center, Cleveland.

She was born at Richwood, the daughter of the late Harlan and Eugenia Hughes Talkington. She was a former employee of Metropolitan Hospital, Cleveland, with 20 years of service.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy Lowther and Faith Mitchell, both of Cleveland; one son, Cleo Acree of Cleveland; two brothers, George Talkington and Melvin Talkington, both of Ohio; one sister, Thelma Tucker of Walker; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2001

GRACE ADAMS

Grace O. Adams, 77, of Harrisville, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Parkersburg.

She was born in Rutherford, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late William Levi and Bertha Mae Deem Morton. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 73, Grantsville, and Cantwell Church of Christ, and attended First Assembly of God, Harrisville.

Surviving are two daughters, Lutricia Valentine of Harrisville and Roma Lucille Nicholas of Orrville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jerod "Jed" Valentine and Roma Jo "Joey" Smith; two step-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; eight step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Willie Lee Morton of Biglersville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley "Joney" Adams; one step-son, Daris D. Adams; three brothers, Kenneth Deem, Sr., Lawrence Morton and Virgil Morton; and two sisters, Oleta Nutter and Frances Ayers.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Don Blankenship officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville. Order of Eastern Star conducted a memorial service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 November 2008

ARTHUR EARL ADMIRE, JR.

Arthur Earl "Art" Admire, Jr., 53, of Spencer, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, in CAMC Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Lakeland, Fla., the son of the late Arthur Earl and Elizabeth Jean Howell Admire.

He was a laborer.

Surviving are one daughter, Ashley Admire of Mt. Zion, and one brother, David Admire of Florida.

He was cremated. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, was in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

PATRICIA LEE AIELLO

Patricia Lee Aiello, 76, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Apr. 27, 2003, at the home of her daughter.

She was owner of Grantsville Florist for 21 years and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia G. Boatright ,of Grants­ville, and one granddaughter, Dawn M. Starkey of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one son.

Memorial service will be planned at a later time. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Camden-Clark Hospice, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 June 2000

JESS AKERS

Jess W. Akers, 85, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at his residence.

He was born at Powellton, the son of the late John Marshall and Felista Hill Akers. He was retired from Union Carbide Corp., Metals Division, Alloy.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Kathleen Roberts Akers; two daughters, Marsha Webster and Betsy Cordell, both of Parkersburg; one son, John W. Akers of Canton, Ohio; three step-daughters, Barbara Johnson of Sand Ridge, Sue Richards of Big Bend and Dorlene Roberts Fox of Akron, Ohio; three step-sons, Roy Roberts of Ft. Mitchell, Ky., Bob Roberts of Akron and Jim Roberts of Kingman, Ariz.; one sister, Hazel Wright of New Castle, Va.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several step- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frankie Carper; his second wife, Dorothy Starcher; two brothers, Forest Akers and John W. Akers; and two sisteers, Emma Shaffer and Kathryn Hill.

Services were held at Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with Elder Bob Cordell officiating. Burial was in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2000

PAUL ALDERMAN

Paul E. Alderman, 65, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at home.

He was the son of the late Louis Leroy and helen Mae Gracer Alderman. He was a lifelong resident of Portage County and retired from Furon, Aurora, Ohio, in 1991 after 25 years of employment.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Vicky Lee Lattimer Alderman; two daughters, Robin D. Bell of Grantsville and Yvonne R. Alderman of Spencer; two sons, Richard D. Alderman of Arnoldsburg and Russell J. Alderman of Matoaca, Va.; two step-daughters, Tammy Alderman and Kim Heavner, both of Ravenna; one sister, Mina Mae Liddle of Newton Falls, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Rebecca Lynn; three brothers, Lewis L., Howard L. and Ernest E. Alderman; and two sisters, Margaret A. Cummings and LaVina M. Alderman.

Graveside service was held at Maple Grove Cemetery, with Mark Lattimer officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2001

MARSHALL ALDRIDGE, JR.

Marshall David Aldridge, Jr., 35, of Johnsonville, S.C., died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at his residence as a result of a home fire.

He was born in Cumberland, Md., the son of Marshall David Aldridge, Sr., and Nancy Morris Aldridge of Carpendale.

He was a graduate of Frankfort High School and received his bachelor's degree from Southern Wesleyan University, Central, S.C. He was a service manager for Horton Homes, Johnsonville, and a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Evan Joseph Aldridge and Seth Logan Aldridge, both of Glenville; one step-daughter, Genna Louise Sears of Johnsonville; one brother, Brett Alan Aldridge of Furnace Acres; paternal grandfather, Marshall H. Aldridge of Springfield; one niece, Cassidy Aldridge; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service was conducted at Scarpelli Funeral Home, with Pastor David Hattenfield officiating. At Mr. Aldridge's request, his body was cremated. Burial was in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2008

HOWARD ALEXANDER, JR.

Howard Alexander, Jr., 62, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Hospice House, Clermont, Fla.

He was born in Chloe, the son of the late Howard Lee and Edith Smith Alexander, Sr.

He worked for UPS and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Mt. Olivet Lodge 169.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn J. Alexander; two daughters, Reyna Alexander of Lakeland, Fla., and Pamela Somerville of Palestine; four sisters, Mary Hull of Crossville, Tenn., Violet Griffin of Kent, Ohio, Ruby Callow of Reedy and Judy Hanlon of Worthington Harbor, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Eugene Reynolds.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Keith Hostutler officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens with military honors by American Legion Post 15 and Masonic service by Mt. Olivet Lodge 169.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 February 2006

CHLOE ALFRED

Chloe Alfred, 87, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Orma, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Bill McElvey.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sallie Parsons Butler of Beech.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Alfred of Orrville, Ohio, and Roger Alfred of Lakeville, Ohio; two daughters, Sally Grizzard of Dover, Tenn., and Doris McElvey of Naples; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-granddaughter; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Flava Fisher of Cottageville; and one brother, Milton Butler of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Alfred; one granddaughter, two great-grandchildren; and eight siblings.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, on Saturday at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to Orma U.M. Church, c/o Sharon Settles, HC 73, Box 7, Orma, WV 25268, or Hospice of Naples, c/o Doris McElvey, 2655 14th St. N., Naples, FL 34102.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 December 2002

COLISTA A. ALFRED

Colista A. Alfred, 64, of Orrville, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Dunlap Hospital, Orrville.

She was born in Orrville, the daughter of the late Harry Richard and Helen Studer Manson. She was a 1956 graduate of Orrville High School and had previously worked at Orrville Milk Co. She had been employed as a bookkeeper at First National Bank, Orrville, for 20 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of United Church of Christ, Orrville.

Surviving are her husband, Jimmy D. Alfred, whom she married on July 18, 1948, in Orrville; one son, Eric Alfred of Orrville; her mother-in-law, Chloe Alfred of Orma; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, with Rev. Randy Gehres officiating. She was cremated and inurnment was in a mausoleum at Crown Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 16 June 2005

CARL ALLEN

Carl E. Allen, 81, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at the Arbors, Marietta.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Darley and Effie Allen. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Christian Baptist, Nicolette Road.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary L. Collins; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Orris and Orville; and one sister, Francis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret McPeek Allen; two sons, Neal and Mack; two brothers, Jeff and Dennis; one sister, June; and two half-brothers, Bernard and Virgil Hughes.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Reva Hupp officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - 4 April 1967

Darley O. Allen

Rites will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Kimes funeral home for Darley O. Allen, 68, of Belleville, who died yesterday morning in Camden - Clark Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. J. C. Cole will officiate with burial to be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Born at Gay, Jackson county, a son of the late Ephriam and Dorothy Allen, he was a farmer by occupation.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Effie Lucas Allen; seven sons, Bernard Hughes, East Lake, O., Virgil Hughes, Orris and Carl Allen, all of Parkersburg; Dennis Allen, Elizabeth, Jefferson and Orville Allen, both of East Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Mahala Mullens, Coolville, O., Mrs. Frances Lyons, East Lake; two brothers, Homer Allen, Akron, O., Dennis Allen, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Frances Whitehead, Parkersburg, 22 grandchildren and 10 great - grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today.

(Paula June Mellor)


"Parkersburg News, The/Sentinel" - 1 August 2004

Dennis L. Allen Sr.

Dennis L. "Fireball" Allen Sr., 79, of Elizabeth died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Darley and Effie Lucas Allen. He was retired from the Ames Co., where he had been employed in the maintenance department, attended the Snyder Chapel Church, was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the United Steelworkers of America.

He is survived by four sons, Dennis L. Allen Jr., Roger Dale Allen and Michael A. Allen, all of Elizabeth, and Richard Ray Allen of Brohard, W.Va.; a daughter, Rosella Mae Seman of Elizabeth; four brothers, Orville Allen, Carl Allen and Jeff Allen, all of Parkersburg, and Orris Allen of McConnellsville, Ohio; s sister, Frances Lyons of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Toncray Allen; two brothers, Virgil and Bernard Hughes; sister, June Mullens; son-in-law, Michael Seman; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Busch-Kimes Funeral Home of Elizabeth, with the Rev. John Barker officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Paula June Mellor)


Jeff M. Allen

"Parkersburg News, The/Sentinel" - 8 March 2005

Jeff M. Allen, 77, of Parkersburg died Sunday March 6, 2005 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Roane County a son of the late Darley Orris and Effie May Lucas Allen.

He retired, after 16 years, from Chain Industries as a welder.

He is survived by his stepson Kenneth R. "Pete" Uhl and his wife Sharon of Parkersburg, grandsons Michael Uhl of Parkersburg and James Uhl and his wife Gina of Ohio; grandchildren J.D. and Ryan Uhl of North Carolina, and Justin Uhl of Parkersburg; three brothers Orris Allen of McConnelsville, OH, and Carl and Orville Allen of Parkersburg; a sister Frances Lyons of Eastlake, OH; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ida Geraldine Allen in 1999, three brothers Bernard and Virgil Hughes and Dennis Allen, and a sister June Mullins.

According to his request his body will be cremated and the cremated remains will be scattered at a later date. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg has been entrusted with arrangements.

(Paula June Mellor)


"The Parkersburg News" - Saturday 5 August 1978

Mrs. Effie Allen

Mrs. Effie Mae Allen, 83, of Route 1, Coolville, died Friday morning in Camden - Clark Memorial Hospital.

Born in Roane County, she was a daughter of the late Addie and Mahala Wright Lucas.

Survivors include seven sons; Bernard Hughes, Jeff and Orville Allen, all of East Lake, Ohio, Virgil Hughes, Orris and Carl Allen, all of Parkersburg, and Dennis Allen of Elizabeth; 2 daughter, Mrs. June Mullen of Coolville and Mrs. Frances Lyons of East Lake, Ohio; one brother, Paul Lucas of Parkersburg; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Snyder, Mrs. Ruth Allman and Mrs. Mabel Eddy, all of Parkersburg; 27 grandchildren and 36 great - grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marty Hughes in 1918, her second husband, Darley Allen in 1967, one son; one daughter; one sister; and two brothers.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Kimes Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Cole officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today.

(Paula June Mellor)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 September 2007

WANDA ALLEN

Wanda C. Allen, 67, of Normantown, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at WVU Medical Center, Morgantown.

She was born May 6, 1940 and was the daughter of Carl Dewayne and Lillie Pearl Frymier. She was a former employee of Kenny Shoe Co. and Panther Primitives, and was a homemaker and a member of Rosedale Baptist Church since 1960.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Allen whom she married January 16, 1960; a son, Shawn Eugene Allen of Fredricksburg, Va; 4 grandchildren, Matthew Shawn, Magan Joy, Sarah Elizabeth and Rachel Marie Allen all of Fredricksburg; brothers, Charles A. Frymier and Everett W. Frymier of Cleveland, Ohio, Denzil Lee Frymier of Vernon Hills, IL; and a sister, Freda J. Palmer of Parma, Ohio; and special people in her life, Dawn, Jeff, Greg and Clinton Miller.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Stanley and Burley Frymier, and a sister, Bernice Frymier.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., September 26, at the Rosedale Baptist Church with Elder Gary Bowman and Elder Larry Fisher officiating and burial in the Rosedale Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 June 2009

ALEXIS ALLISON

Alexis Allison, infant daughter of Erin Allison and Jennifer Anderson of Orma, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born May 25, 2009, in Charleston.

Surviving in addition to her parents are paternal grandmother, Judy Allison of Chloe; paternal great-grandmother, Linda Jarvis of Chloe; aunt, Pat Pittman of Chloe; maternal grandmother, Pam Anderson of Mt. Zion; maternal grandfather, Bill Anderson of Spencer; maternal great-grandfather, Joe Rector of Parkersburg; maternal great-grandmother, Earline Cutright of Parkersburg; and uncles, Bill Anderson of Arnoldsburg and James Anderson of Grafton.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev.

Rick Metheney officiating, and burial in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

MARGIE ALVIS

Margie Alvis, 69, of Spencer, died Sunday, Mar. 18, 2001, at home.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Sheridan and Julie Runnion Greathouse. She was a homemaker, former employee of Kellwood Co., and member of Gospel Truth Church, Spencer.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Darrell Alvis of Spencer; three sons, Delbert, Gary and Rev. David Alvis, all of Spencer; three daughters, Sharon Bevel and Teresa Casto, both of Spencer, and Sherry Whytsell of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Ora Merrill of North Carolina and Ella Mae Batten of Spencer; one brother, Harold Greathouse of Walton; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter and 15 brothers and sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, Mar. 21, 11 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating, and burial in Clover Cemetery, Clover.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2007

TONY ALVIS

Tony E. Alvis, 89, of Spencer, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late James H. and Rosa Phillips Alvis. He was retired from Eureka Pipeline Co. and formerly worked in oilfields and for Tom Arnott and Paul Weekley. He was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and attended several Roane County churches.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie Maxine Greathouse Alvis; two daughters, Carolyn Emogene Callow of Reedy and Evelyn Gordie Goodwin of Spencer; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Julia Ray of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Earl Alvis; seven brothers, Carl, Charles, Walter, Frank and Calvin Alvis and two infants; and two sisters, Eleanor Nester and Delma Greathouse.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland and Rev. John Lowe officiating, and burial in Spencer Memorial Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by several Roane County veterans groups.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 February 2009

DELBERT AMOS

Delbert J. Amos, 85, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Eagle Pointe.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Simon and Sarah Church Amos.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired after 40 years of service at A.B. Chance as a dryer operator. He was a life-long member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, where he was a deacon.

Surviving are four daughters, Rochelle Bran of West Haven, Utah, Sandra Francis and Joan Smith, both of Parkersburg, and June McCloy of Hockingport, Ohio; four sons, Robert Amos of Burnt House, Charles Amos of Walker, Dennis Amos of Hockingport and Paul Amos of Vinemont, Ala.; one sister, Reva Cundiff of Grantsville; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willadean Whipkey Amos, and one sister, Ruby Goff.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Chapel Baptist Church, with Pastor Lorus Roberts and Pastor Jerry Malona officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Baptist Cemetery with full military rites. Visitation will be held Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., South Parkersburg, and noon until time of services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 August 2004

WILLADEAN AMOS

Willadean Amos, 76, of Nobe, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James and Fonda Radabaugh Whipkey. She was a lifelong member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Delbert J. Amos; four sons, Roger of Burnt House, Charles of Walker, Dennis of Martins­burg and Paul of Alabama; four daughters, Rochelle Brann of Utah, Sandra Francis of Wyoming and June McCloy and Joan Smith, both of Parkersburg; three brothers; two sisters; one foster brother; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Rev. Kevin Church and Rev. Loris Roberts officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 June 2007

DAN ANDERSON

Dan C. Anderson, 85, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died (date not announced).

He was born in Millstone, the son of the late William (Bill) Thomas Anderson and Jessie Lynch Anderson. During World War II, he served in the 78th infantry and later transferred to the 104th infantry to be with his brother, Cec. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge. In his early years, he worked with the family in the timber business. After retiring from teaching in Florida, he returned to West Virginia to be in the oil and gas business.

Surviving are one son, Mark E. Anderson of Reynoldsburg; two stepchildren, Ronald Crowder and Patricia Sherwood, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two granddaughters; four step-grand-children; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne VanHorn Anderson; four brothers, Andy, Cec, Wilson and Henry; and one sister, Phyllis.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Sand Ridge United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mark Poland officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery, with military gravesite rites by American Legion Post #21, Spencer. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, and one hour prior to services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 September 2004

DELVIN ANDERSON

Delvin G. Anderson, 79, of Springfield Township, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Gaslite Villa Convalescent Center.

He was born in Chloe, the son of the late Edith Anderson and Homer Vaughan. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. after 37 years of service. He was a member of Living Water Ministries.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Opaleen Perkins Anderson of Springfield Township; two sons, Kelvin of Portage County and Ronald of Jackson Township; four grandchildren; one great-grand-daughter; one brother, Pat Vaughan of West Virginia; four sisters, Macel Miller of Columbus, Mildred Carter of West Virginia and June Dillon and Virgie Shaffer, both of Akron; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Services were held at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Barry L. Creekmore officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 Sep 2003

GENEVA ANDERSON

Geneva E. Anderson, 51, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Ella Copen Rogers. Surviving are two daughters, Lynn Webb of Mt. Zion and Carol Anderson of Spencer; two sisters, Gertrude Workman of Rittman, Ohio, and Janet Rogers of Sterling, Ohio; three brothers, Troy Rogers of Elmira, Roy Rogers of Left Hand and Milton Ater of Nebo; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church with Rev. Don Dawson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Dec 2003

GERALDINE ANDERSON

Geraldine Anderson, 81, of Chloe, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Braxton County Nursing Home.

She was the daughter of the late Edith Metheney.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Morris of Hawaii; two sisters, Virgie Shaffer of Akron, Ohio, and June Dillon of Ohio; one brother, Delvin Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Yost Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation was scheduled 1 to 2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 September 2007

GROVER CLEVELAND ANDERSON

Grover Cleveland "Andy" Anderson, 67, of Spencer, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at Roane General Hospital. .

He was born in Roane County, the son of Juanita Anderson of Reedy and the late Paul O. Anderson. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with 20 years of service. He had worked as chief deputy for Roane County Sheriff's Dept. and retired as captain for Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. He was serving in the Spencer Police Dept. He had 27 years of service in law enforcement. He was an active member of Marine Corps League and Roane County Gun Club. He was a certified range instructor for NRA and attended Spencer Baptist Temple and Faith Baptist Church, Spencer.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Sally Ander­son; his children, Sandra Johnson, Stephen Anderson and Fred Hammack, all of Spencer, and Richard Griffin of Calhoun County; one adopted son, Justin Griffin Anderson, at home; one sister, Jessie P. Justice of Spencer; four brothers, Kenneth Anderson of Spencer, Ray Anderson and David Anderson, both of Ripley, and Michael Anderson of Reedy; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. "Mike" King officiating. Burial with military graveside rites by U.S. Marine Corps was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 November 2000

IRENE ANDERSON

Irene Z. Anderson, 89, of Glenville, formerly of Five Forks, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston.

She was born at Big Springs, the daughter of the late Everett and Mae Whipkey Wilson. She was a member of Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are one son, Jeffrey Anderson of Five Forks; two sisters, Imogene Shaffer of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Lena Fowler of Windham, Ohio; and one brother, Olis Wilson of Kentucky.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 22 Jan 2004

SARAH ANDERSON

Sarah Kingsbury Anderson, 94, of Bens Run, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late George J. and Matilda Lynch Kingsbury. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1931 and was a member of Spencer Tabernacle Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Hazeline Anderson of Spencer and Wilma Jean Monroe of Bens Run; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.V. Anderson; four brothers, Jabez, Homer, Cleo and Rector Kingsbury; and two sisters, Addie Parsons and Vera Smith.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Garry Bowen and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Dec 2003

SHADE ANDERSON

Shade E. Anderson, 94, of White Sulphur Springs, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Elza and Arminda Anderson. He retired from B.F. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio. He was a member of Greenbrier Valley Baptist Church, White Sulphur Springs, where he served as song leader for many years.

Surviving are one brother, Paul Anderson of Dexter, Ohio; two sisters, Erma Kiplinger of Barberton, Ohio, and Hettie Wallace of Akron; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Charlotte Kincaid of White Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Ellis Anderson, in 1980; and two brothers, Vance and William Anderson.

Services were held at Greenbrier Valley Baptist Church, White Sulphur Springs, with Rev. Lloyd Camp officiating. Graveside service was held at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, with Rev. John Smith officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 April 2002

SUSAN ANDERSON

Susan D. Anderson, 55, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Apr. 19, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Industry, the daughter of Clenden and Helen

Phillips of Davisville. She was a 1964 graduate of Wirt County High School and was a Methodist. She had been a resident of Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility since January, 2001.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one brother, Gary Phillips and wife Kathy of Munday; one sister, Nanette Casto and husband Joe of Davisville; one uncle, Ercel (Pete) Phillips of Elizabeth; two aunts, Carolyn Lofghen of Gansvount, N.Y., and Patricia Phillips of Great Falls, Va.; two nephews; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by one son, Bryan C. Anderson, in 1994; three uncles; and four aunts.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Ron Daugherty officiating. Burial was in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2002

WILLIAM WOODROW ANDERSON

William Woodrow Anderson, 87, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

He was born in Millstone, the son of the late Elza and Arminda Starcher Anderson. He retired from Union Carbide, Ashtabula, Ohio, and worked several years for Anderson Enterprises as a truck driver. he was a lifelong member of Ashtabula Eagles.

Surviving are one son, Gene of Ashtabula; one daughter, Bernadine Fanning of Ashtabula; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hettie Wallace of Akron, Ohio, and Erma Kiplinger of Barberton, Ohio; and two brothers, Shade Anderson of White Sulfur Springs and Paul Anderson of Dexter, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zanna, on Oct. 16, 2001; and one son Richard.

Services were held at Guerriero Funeral Home, Ashtabula, with Rev. Evan Hamilton of Lily of the Valley Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Monroe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 November 2001

ZANNA ANDERSON

Zanna O. Anderson, 79, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late James and Lula Duncan Bailey.

She retired from MFG Rockwell International after 27 years of service and was a truck driver for Anderson Enterprises. She was a member of Ladies of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Army/Navy Union.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, William; one son, Gene of Ashtabula; one daughter, Bernadine Fanning of Ashtabula; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mae Keidel of Texas City, Tex., and Irene Whelpley of North Kingsville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard; and four brothers, James Jr., Jennings, Gomer and Ronzel Bailey.

Services were held at Guerriero Funeral Home, Ashtabula, with Rev. Evan Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Monroe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 April 2008

ALICE MARIE ARNOLD

Alice Marie Arnold, 93, of Coolville, Ohio, died Friday, Apr. 4, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Walnut, the daughter of Charles Clinton and Ettie Duffield Knotts.

She was a homemaker and helped her husband work in a grocery store at Nicut and a grocery store and service station at Orma. They moved to Coolville in 1977 and joined Torch Baptist Church, where she was active as a deaconess, VBS helper, Sunday morning greeter and Women's Mission Society member. She was a member of Golden Banner Sunday School class.

Surviving are a close companion, Lewis Kaczmarski of Little Hocking, Ohio; two sons, Herbert Neal Arnold of Vienna and David Edsel Arnold of Coolville; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Juanita Siers of Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Roy Ernest Arnold, on Mar. 25, 1984; six brothers, Basil, Thomas, Cecil, Scott, Bernard and Charles; four sisters, Sadie, Reva, Opal and Jean; and one great-granddaughter, Jennifer Arnold.

Services were held at Torch Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Runion officiating. Burial was in Troy Township Cemetery, Torch.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 October 2002 (from Nov. 25, 1948)

CHARLES E. ARNOLD, SR

Charles E. Arnold, Sr., 54, of Parkersburg, died Friday at his residence.

He was born in Spencer. He was a prominent business and political figure in West Virginia for many years. He was a commercial salesman for a St. Louis printing firm.

Services were held at Ogdin Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert A. Moore, pastor of First Baptist Church, Parkersburg, and Rev. A.F. Kelley officiating. Graveside services were conducted by Mt. Olivet Lodge No. 3 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2010

REV. DARIUS ARNOLD

Rev. Darius Arnold, 74, of Nebo, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at home.

He was the son of the late William Granville "W.G." and Millie Deal Arnold.

He was pastor of O'Brion Advent Christian Church for over 35 years and president of the 4th district W.Va. Advent Christian Conference. He was a retired school bus driver, member of Linden Lodge #83, AF&AM, and assistant chief of Big Otter Fire Dept.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Libby Arnold of Nebo; one son, James (Mike) of Canby, Oregon; one daughter, Kathy Murphy of Clay; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve Cooper.

Services were held at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Terry Johnson and Rev. James Balser officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 June 2004

FENTON ARNOLD

Fenton Arnold, 89, of Arnoldsburg, formerly of Chloe, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Charlie and Blanche Arnold. He was a retired Clay County school bus driver.

Surviving are his wife, Freda Sheets Lynch Arnold; one son, Danny Arnold and wife Carol of Chloe; two grandchildren, Tina Phillips of Buckhannon and Mark Arnold of Chloe; one great-grandchild, Kydra Arnold of Chloe; two sisters, Dorothy Ellingson of Rittman, Ohio, and Esta Smith of Mogadore, Ohio; and one brother, Verner Arnold of Chloe.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Arnold; one sister, Belvia Sears; and four brothers, Basil, Glen, Dallas and Neal Arnold.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Arnold Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 2 December 2004

ISABEL ARNOLD

Isabel D. Arnold, 83, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at her residence.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Maury and Minnie Gerwig Keith. She attended Two Ripple Baptist Church and Wirt County Senior Center.

Surviving are two children, John Arnold and Suzanne Schoenhut; one brother, Lowell Keith of Michigan; two sisters, Oleta Tomey of Tanner and Marjorie Rhodes of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Lester Arnold, in 1992; one brother, Harry Keith; and two sisters, Mapel Hopson and Leilah Knotts.

Services were held at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home with Pastor Dwight Goff officiating: Burial was Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 May 2002

JIM ARNOLD

Jim Arnold, 87, of Parkersburg, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John Pierson and Sarah Janett King Arnold. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Johns Manville in 1980.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Lena M. Sciance Arnold; one step-son, Glen Sciance of Fleming, Ohio; seven step-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Crystal Riffle; two brothers, Ralph and Lynn Arnold; and two sisters, Nell Jarvis and Maude Parsons.

Services were held at Leavitt funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Don Archer officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North, with military graveside services by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 January 2003

MAUDE YOST ARNOLD

Maude Yost Arnold, 91, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Hershel and Ada Vincent. She was an active member of Walker United Methodist Church, Chloe.

Surviving are her husband, Clay Arnold; four sons, Hershel Yost of Chloe, Jerry Yost of Rittman, Ohio, Hubert Yost of Columbus Station, Ohio, and Bernard Yost of West Salem, Ohio; and one brother, Robert Vincent of Chloe.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tom Yost, in 1975, and three brothers, Kenneth, Johnny and Everett Vincent.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating. Burial was in Lamb Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 11 November 2004

VERNER ARNOLD

Verner C. Arnold, 83, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Charles and Blanch Grogg Arnold. He was retired from Ken-Tool Co., Akron, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Owen Arnold of Ripley; one sister, Dorothy Ellingson of Ohio; one, grandson, Paul Arnold of Chloe; and two great-grandchildren, Nevada Leigh Arnold and Christo­pher Charles Arnold.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Belva Sears and Easta Smith, and five brothers, Glenn, Dallas, Neal, Basil and Fenton Arnold.

Graveside services were held at Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Nebo with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 February 2009

WAVALENE GAY YOST ARNOLD.

Wavalene Gay Yost Arnold, 87, of Orma, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Huntington.

She was the daughter of the late Jerry and Matilda Yost.

Surviving are three daughters, Kathleen Miller of Bellevue, Ohio, Karen King of Orma and Twila Ann Arnold of Belpre, Ohio; three sons, Carroll Arnold of Spencer, Dale Arnold of Parkersburg and Danny Arnold of Orma; eight grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, four brothers; and one granddaughter.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2007

BUCKY DALE ARTHUR

Bucky Dale Arthur, 50, of Creston, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007.

Surviving are his parents, Spark and Bessie Headley Arthur of Creston; three sisters, Su Ellen Butcher and Rebecca Starcher and husband Eric, all of Creston, and Debra Parsons of Kenna; five nieces, Angie, Jeanetta, Hope, Sierra and Maggie; and three nephews, Joe, Derek and Garrett.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Headley officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2008

CARL GLEN ARTHUR

Carl Glen Arthur, 74, of Creston, died Friday, June 13, 2008.

He was the son of the late Okey and Mabel Mowery Arthur.

Surviving are one son, Glen Arthur of Creston; three daughters, Glenna Westfall of Newark and Donna Ferrell and Anna Reno, both of Creston; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Stutler Cemetery with Rev. Timothy Hopkins officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 August 2008

JOHN GILBERT ARTHUR

John Gilbert Arthur, 24, of Cairo, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Adam and Sheila Rader Jones of Big Springs and Greg and Brenda Arthur of Elizabeth.

He worked at Simonton Windows, Pennsboro, and was a soldier in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Misti Arthur; two step-children, Schylar and Arial of Cairo; one half-sister, Ashley Arthur of Elizabeth; two step-sisters, Brittany Frederick of Big Springs and Tiffany Jones of Grantsville; one step-brother, Andrew Jones of Big Springs; grandparents, Izetta Sharon Smith of Grantsville, Tom and Dianna Rader of Annamoriah and Joanne Francis of Elizabeth; and three uncles, Richard Rader of Annamoriah, O.B. Smith of Mooresville, N.C.; and Lucas Smith of Grantsville.

Services will be held Friday, 5 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ken Heiney officiating. Burial will be in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 April 2006

LARRY ARTHUR

Larry Arthur, 58, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Apr. 22, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late John and Gaye Boice Arthur. He was an operator and producer in the oil field industry.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Sharon Riggs Arthur; one son, Scott Arthur of Elizabeth; two daughters, Jennifer Campbell and Kelly Edwards, both of Palestine; one sister, Diane Deem of Lubeck; four grandchildren; and one step-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Peggy.

Memorial visitation was held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 April 2002

MABEL ARTHUR

Mabel Muriel Arthur, 87, of Creston, died Friday, Apr. 5, 2002, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital

She was the daughter of the late Cephas and Maude Holbert Mowrey.

Surviving are three sons, R.W. Arthur, Glen Arthur and Terry Arthur, all of Creston; four daughters, Bonita McIntrye and Sandra Arthur, both of Elizabeth, Sherry Dooley of Creston and Phyllis Tucker of Lorain, Ohio; and two sisters, Nora Tucker of Parkersburg and Cora Boggs of Akron, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Okey Wilson Arthur, in 1990.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William D. Stutler of Elizabeth officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 January 2009

SANDRA ANITA ARTHUR

Sandra Anita Arthur, 57, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ted Freed and Ruby Goodnight.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Brian Keith Goodnight of Parkersburg; two daughters, Ruby Diane Spellman and Ruth Ann Spellman, both of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers; four sisters; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Charles Carothers of Parkersburg.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating, and burial in Goodnight Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 December 2008

BOBBY GENE ASH

Bobby Gene Ash, 68, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Leatherbark, the son of the late Glennis and Dessie Price Ash.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, a U.S. Army veteran, and retired from Roane County board of education.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Roberta Waggoner Ash; two sons, Rick and Larry Ash, both of Spencer; four daughters, Ranell Windland, Chris Miller and Pepper Raines, all of Spencer, and Tammy Nichols of Mt. Zion; one sister, Loretta Russell; one brother, Lawrence Ash; and 17 grandchildren.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Smith Epling officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2001

LENO ASH

Leno Starcher Ash, 81, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lital and Ruth Anderson Starcher. She was a homemaker and had worked at Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, for 30 years. She attended Southside Southern Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one son, Dickie Lee Ash of Craigsville; two sisters, Faye Hibbs and Thelma Griffin, both of Parkersburg; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Ash.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Stergel Vincent officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2007

SHIRLEY JUNE RICHARDS ASH

Shirley June Richards Ash, 64, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 17, 1943, in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Shirley and Arizona Richards Layfield. She was a licensed practical nurse, having worked at various hospitals and nursing homes. She was a member of Pine Twist Baptist Church in Elizabeth.

Surviving are her former husband, Dean Ash of Parkersburg; one son, Gary Dean Ash Jr.; one grandson, Tyler Ash of Elizabeth; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry and Alida Layfield, Jim and Tammy Layfield, Jack and Carol Layfield and Keith and Bonita Layfield, all of Cairo; one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Randy Stout of Petroleum; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Layfield; and two sisters, Gloria Jean Richards and Ellen Sue Layfield.

Services were held 11 a.m. Monday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with the Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial was in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Cairo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 February 2010

LINDA LOU MEEK ASHBY She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of Floyd and Helen Meek of Lake Floyd.

She was a 1969 graduate of Clarksburg Washington-Irving High School, 1972 graduate of Glenville State College with an AB degree in education and attended West Virginia University where she received a masters degree in secondary education in 1979. She spent over 30 years as a professional educator and worked in several West Virginia and Virginia school systems, including Calhoun County. She was a Methodist.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband of 37 years, Paul Edward Ashby, Sr.; one son, Paul Edward Ashby, Jr., of Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter, Nicole Linn Stump of Fairmont; two grandchildren, Caleb Ashby and Kyah Stump; twin sister, Brenda DeGarmo of Lake Floyd; two brothers, Floyd Allen Meek, Jr., of Wilmore, Ky., and William Grady Meek of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her special 'little' sister, Mary Ann Meek Courtney of Lake Floyd. Services were held at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, with Rev. Kevin Bender officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

As per Linda's request, donations to an education fund for her grandchildren can be sent to Paul E. Ashby, Sr., Rt. 1, Box 115, Valley Brook Lane, West Columbia, WV 25287.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2002

GLENDON NEIL ASHLEY

Glendon Neil Ashley, 67, of Big Bend, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Burning Springs, the son of the late Jess G. and Nellie McCroskey Ashley. He was a Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a lifetime member of Disabled Veterans of American, Parkersburg, and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Surviving are his wife, Kelma Kathryn Whited Ashley; one son, Glendon Guy Ashley of Glenville; one daughter, Glenna Kay Ashley of Carrollton, Ohio; also Glendon Neil Ashley, Jr., Joyce and Partricia; one brother, Niles G. Ashley of Elizabeth; and six grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor Bryan Groves and Rev. David Morris officiating, and military honors at Hill Grove Cemetery, Wirt county. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 March 2001

ADA ATKINSON

Ada Ellen Atkinson, 95, of South Charleston, died Thursday, Mar. 22, 2001.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James and Bertha Holbert. She married Rev. Richard A. Atkinson in Parkersburg on Sept. 28, 1931, and shared in her husband's ministry in the W.Va. Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 June 2004

JAMES WILLIAM ATKINSON

James William “Bill” Atkinson, 71, of Vienna, died Sunday, May 30, 2004.

He was born at Looneyville, the son of the late Lena Goodwin Drain and Orin Atkinson. He was retired from National Development Corp. after many years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Flowers Atkinson; two daughters, Debra Kuhn of Nags Head, N.C., and Kimberly Miller of Davisville; one son, Bill Atkinson of Waverly; four grand-children; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert “Speedy” Atkinson of Parkersburg; and several aunts, including Mildred Laird of Parkersburg and Edna Kight of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Leanda Atkinson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Dennis Heater officiating, and burial in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 December 2005

LUTHER E. ATKINSON

Luther E. Atkinson, 84, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, after an extended illness.

He was born in Spencer and was an area resident all his life, the son of the late George W. and Viney Atkinson. He was a veteran of World War II, with service in Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, and Southern Philippines, Ryukyus. He was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4-Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1-Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Surviving are six children, Viney Hall and her husband, Garrie of Spencer, Bettie Atkinson of Medina, Ohio, Connie Heeter and her husband, Bill of Spencer, Ruby Pfouts and her husband, Merle of Jewett, Ohio, Raymond Dale "Bim" Atkinson and his wife, Judy of Arnoldsburg and Luther W. "Sug" Atkinson and his wife, Natalie of Arnoldsburg; seven grandchildren, Carla Snyder, Raquel Schroer, Adam Mace, Corey Mace, Ray Atkinson II, Melissa Holbomb and Lisa Atkinson; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Hugh Atkinson and his wife, Janice of Spencer; and one half-sister, Georgia Fay Atkinson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Carpenter Atkinson; three sisters, Letha Ann Hodapp, Nora Carpenter and Susie Carpenter; and six brothers, Homer "Bill" Atkinson, Kester "Runt" Atkinson," Todd Atkinson, Raymond Atkinson, Ralph Richard Atkinson, and John Henry Atkinson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. James O. Epling officiating. Burial was in Atkinson Family Cemetery, Beech Road, Arnoldsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Skilled Nursing Services, Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2000

RAYMOND ATKINSON

Raymond Atkinson, 75, of Spencer, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Spencer.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Atkinson and Penny Webb, both of Spencer; four sons, Ralph of Arnoldsburg and Ray, Ronnie and Roger, all of Spencer; one sister, Leatha Atkinson of Florida; and two brothers, Luther Atkinson of Arnoldsburg and Hugh Atkinson of Spencer.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2005

SYLVIA ATKINSON

Sylvia V. Atkinson, 88, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Luther and Effie Barton Wigal. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Gerald Atkinson of Mt. Zion; one sister, Joann Curtis of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Burrell Atkinson; four children, Harold W. Atkinson, Bobby Lee Atkinson, Burrell Junior Atkinson and an infant son; and one sister, Joann Edgell.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Stanley officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, Palestine.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 09 January 2003

DENA AYERS

Dena Burrows Ayers, 72, of Woods field, Ohio, died Thurs­day, Dec. 19, 2002, in Barnesville Hospital, Ohio.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late James Spencer and Delta Starcher Burrows. She was a plastic molder for Marx Toys and was a Methodist.

Surviving are two daughters, Lena Vallelonga of Powhatan Point, Ohio, and Joyce Starkey of Woods field; one son, Austin Eugene Ayers of Clarington, Ohio; one brother, Coleman Burrows and wife Katherine of Grantsville; one sister, Ernestine Gainer and husband Garrett of Grantsville; five grandchildren; four great-­grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington, with Rev. Diana Guyette officiating. Burial was in Clarington Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 July 2001

DORCAS AYERS

Dorcas E. Ayers, 89, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, a St. Joseph' s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret Weis Hemslein. She was a Lutheran by faith and attended Beechwood Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three sons, Fred Ayers, Frank Ayers and Walter Ayers; two daughters, Rebecca Polis and Janine Whipkey; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Ayers, Sr.; one brother; two sisters; and one grandson.

There was no visitation. Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sanctuary House, c/o Beechwood Presbyterian Church, 703 30th St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 August 2004

FRANCIS G. AYERS

Francis G. “Frank” Ayers, Sr., 65, of Davisville, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Hazel C. Hall Ayers and the late Vernon E. Ayers. He was retired from the Ames Corporation; served in the U.S. Air Force; and had a great love for his family and bluegrass music.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia Simmons Ayers, whom he married May 14, 1959; three children, Stephanie “Penny” Stalnaker and her husband, Jeff, of Parkersburg, Francis G. Ayers, Jr. and his wife, Paula, of Davisville and Sonjia L. Cline and her husband, Donald, of Sistersville; five grandsons, Jonathan Stalnaker, Brandon Ayers and Jesse, James and Joseph Cline; one sister, Judy Stump; three brothers, Mike, Roger and Richard Ayers; and many bluegrass friends.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Ruth Ayers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg, with Rev. Paul McGuire officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 February 2009

HAZEL HALL AYERS

Hazel Hall Ayers, 90, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at her residence.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Edwin and Matilda Adams Hall.

She was a retired postmaster, having served at Arnoldsburg and Washington. She was a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Michael Ayers of Fredericksburg, Va., and Roger Ayers and Richard Ayers, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Judith Stump of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Vernon Ayers; one son, Francis Gaynell Ayers; one granddaughter, Cynthia Ayers; seven brothers, Cleo, P. Dewey, Eufa, Bruce, Woodrow, George and Hershel Hall; and seven sisters, Eliah Elliot, Lena Stump, Bethel Starcher, Eugene Hall, Odessa Hall, Vera Baranowski and Juanita Boswell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Brown, Rev. Phil Prunty and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2007

JOYCE AYERS

Joyce Ayers of California, 72, formerly of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007.

Surviving are her husband, Herman M. Ayers; one daughter, Patricia Mahoney; one son, Charles Mahoney; one step-son, Tim Ayers; two sisters-in-law, Frances Spencer of Parkersburg and Orma Connard of Grantsville; one brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Patricia Ayers of Sutton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Mahoney, and two sons, Daniel Mahoney and Michael Mahoney.

Final arrangements were made in California.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 April 2009

PATRICIA ANN AYERS

Patricia Ann Ayers, 71, of Sutton, formerly of Calhoun County, died Monday, Mar. 23, 2009, at Selection Specialty Hospital, Charleston.

She was born in Sutton, the daughter of the late Walsh and Genevieve Julia Frame Helmick.

She was a member of Sutton Baptist Church and local chapter of AARP, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Raymon Lee Ayers; one son, Michael Allen Ayers; one daughter, Sarah Teresa Anderson; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one step-granddaughter, Meredith Pingley.

Graveside services were held at Sutton Cemetery, with Rev. Billy Griffin officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


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