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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 January 2000

BLANCHE BAILEY

Blanche Goodrich Bailey, 96, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Laurel Nursing Rehab Center, Ivydale.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Dudley and Gerusha McCumbers Goodrich. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Arden P. Bailey of Elizabeth, Arnett A. Bailey of Warren, Ohio, and Arlen L. Bailey of Crowder, Okla.; five daughters, Bernice E. Miller and Glennis Crites, both of Windham, Ohio, Pauline J. Nutter and Shirley Jean Valentine, both of Elizabeth, and Bessie Newell of Orma; one sister, Maysel Workman of Barberton, Ohio; two brothers, Victor Goodrich of Normantown and Ross Goodrich of Glenville; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery C. Bailey; one son, Curtis C. Bailey; one daughter, Mildred Avis Hannah; five brothers; two sisters; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Corley Miller oficiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Fink.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/4/1996

CHARLES E. BAILEY

Charles E. "Chuck" Bailey, 59, of Aqua Isles Trailer Court, Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Evelyn Sears Bailey of Parkersburg and the late Charles G. Bailey. He was a retired barber from A Man's Place, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Hilda Ruth Veon Bailey; one son, Charles E. Bailey, Jr., of Parkersburg; one daughter, Sheila Collins of Belleville; one granddaughter; five brothers, Frank Bailey of Tucson, Ariz., Buck Bailey and Dan Bailey, both of Parkersburg, Jack Bailey and David Bailey, both of Beaver Falls, Pa.; and five sisters, Wilma Vannoy of Elwood City, Pa., Karen Lutz of Beaver Falls, Mary Cooper of Washington, Sue Smith of Belleville and Gladys Linger of Weston.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Bailey and Iva Jean Bailey; and one brother, Roger Bailey.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Lynn Roush officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DELORIS BAILEY

4/8/1999

Deloris P. Bailey, 56, of Wilmot, Ohio, died Monday, Apr. 5, 1999, at Massillon Community Hospital, Massillon, Ohio.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Perry and Dorothy White Butler. She was a former employee of Shady Lawn Nursing Home, Dalton, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Robert G. Bailey; one son, Ricky Bailey of Wooster, Ohio; two daughters, Marilyn Conley of Wooster, Ohio, and Barb Bailey of Dalton, Ohio; two brothers, Burl Butler of Arnoldsburg and Gene Butler of Orville, Ohio; two sisters, Bessie Hall of Arnoldsburg and Ruth Yearian of Spencer; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/18/1994

EMERSON BAILEY

Emerson Bailey, 90, of Minnora, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Floyd and Mary Jarvis Bailey. He was a farmer.

Surviving are six daughters, Janice Henderson of Akron, Darie Parsons of Wooster, Ohio, Velma Conner of New Oxford, Pa., Stella McCumbers of Mt. Zion, Ocie Helmick of Nicut and Virginia Lowry of Orrville, Ohio; three sons, Adderson Bailey of Orrville, Eugene Bailey of Minnora and Steven Bailey of Granville, Ohio; 27 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta Pearl Keener Bailey; and one daughter, Arlene Walker.

Services were held at Minnora United Methodist Church with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Siers Cemetery, Minnora.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EVELYN BAILEY

2/20/1997

Evelyn G. Bailey, 83 of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at The Willows Nursing Home.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Harrison and Viola Weekley Sears. She was a member of Fairview Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Bernis Bailey of Tucson, Ariz., Jack Bailey and David Bailey, both of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Dan Bailey of Parkersburg; one stepson, Chesley 'Buck' Bailey of Parkersburg; four daughters, Wilma Fay Vannoy and Karen Lutz, both of Beaver Falls, Mary Cooper of Washington and Sue Smith of Belleville; one stepdaughter, Gladys Linger of Weston; two brothers, Haybred Sears and Darrell Sears, both of Chloe; two sisters, Thelma Lichlyter of Parkersburg and Orva Parsons of Chloe; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Greely Charles Bailey; two sons, Roger Dale Bailey and Charles Bailey; two daughters, Iva Jean Bailey and Irene Mae Bailey; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Lynn Roush officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HENRY BAILEY

1/28/1999 Henry B. Bailey, 79, of Nicut (Shock community), died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at his home following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Floyd and Della Carter Bailey. He was a driller in the oil and gas industry and a farmer. He was a member of Frozen Run Baptist Church, Shock.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Brady Bailey; one sister, Doss Hurley of North Carolina; and one son-in-law, Kenny Fisher of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Bailey, and one daughter, Linda Fisher.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alva Lloyd officiating. Burial was in Bailey Family Cemetery, Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JESSE J. BAILEY

11/13/1997

Jesse J. Bailey, 78, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at Roane General Hospital. He was born in Oceana, a son of the late Elbert and Loraine Blankenship Bailey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a former coal miner and truck driver.

He attended Walnut Grove Community Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen I. Bailey of Arnoldsburg; four sons, Dan H. Bailey, David Bailey and Danny Wayne Bailey, all of Middletown, Ohio, and Ronald Bailey of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Freda Hamlin of Logan; one brother, Thurman Bailey of Harris-ville; one half-brother, Thomas J. Bailey of Fairmont; three half-sisters, Wanda Sue Davisson and Berlin Kell, both of Harrisville, and Lucille Sutphin of Cox's Mill; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Burial was in Auburn Baptist Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/19/1995

JOSEPH ROY BAILEY

Joseph Roy Bailey, 96, of Minnora, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 1995, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Milo, a son of the late Albert J. and Mary Jane Sampson Bailey. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong Calhoun County resident. He attended Milo United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Paul G. Bailey of Newton; three grandchildren, Randall Bailey of Tariff, Richard Bailey of Minnora and Rita Gainer of Spencer; one great-grandson; and six great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Moss Bailey, in 1985; four brothers, Howard Bailey, Lester Bailey, Warden Bailey and Pascal Bailey; and four sisters, Emma Allen, Lora Jarvis, Gae Moss and Mattie Bailey.

Services were held at Milo United Methodist Church, Milo, with Rev. Charles M. Wilkinson and Rev. Ruby Wilkinson officiating. Burial was in Upper Fink Cemetery, Milo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - February 28, 1998

MABYN L. BAILEY

Mabyn L. Bailey, 98, of Parkersburg, formerly of Minnora, died Feb. 26, 1998, in St. Joseph's Hospital after a short illness.

She was a member, pianist and Sunday school teacher of Milo Community Church, Calhoun County, a member of Saulsbury Homemakers Club, Mineral Wells, a 4-H Club leader, a member of senior citizens' organizations in Grantsville, Mineral Wells and Athens, Ohio, and was a former cook at the Minnora Elementary School.

Surviving: daughter, Norma Cline of Parkersburg; sons, Ray Bailey of Norton, Ohio, Ronald Bailey of Wooster, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/30/1995

NICHOLAS S. BAILEY

Nicholas Stuart Bailey, 2, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Mar. 21, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Margaret Bailey of Chloe.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one brother, Justin Michael Bailey of Chloe; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bailey of Chloe; and maternal great-grandmother, Zella Miller of Chloe.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/27/1994

ORIS W. BAILEY

Oris W. Bailey, 91, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, following a long illness.

He was born in Leatherbark, a son of the late Carmine and Rosa Frazure Bailey. He was a member of the Calhoun County Board of Education for 12 years, and was a member of Eureka Lodge 40 AF&AM at Grantsville, Order of Eastern Star, and Stoney Point United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Vera Hickman Bailey; one son, Gary Bailey of Vienna; one daughter, Wilma Siers of Parkersburg; one brother, Walter C. Bailey of Spencer; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee and Kevin Siers officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/9/1995

ORVIE BAILEY

Orvie Bailey, 87, of Marietta, Ohio, formerly of Linden, died Tuesday, Mar. 7, 1995, at The Arbors of Marietta, after an extended illness.

She was born at Milo, a daughter of the late Charles and Cora Bailey Siers. She was a homemaker, a member of Milo Community Church, and attended Warren Chapel United Methodist Church, Fleming, Ohio.

Surviving are four sons, Seldon Bailey of Marietta, Shade Bailey and Shelby Bailey, both of Newton Falls, Ohio, and John Bailey of Marysville, Ohio; seven daughters, Lois Cutue of Little Hocking, Ohio, Leo Rader of Greensboro, N.C., Susie Dixon of Spencer, Madge Rauch of Fleming, Bernice Mayle of Ravenna, Ohio, Janet Burns of Newton Falls, and Jeanne Lawrence of Marietta; three half-brothers, Holden Siers and Doy Siers, both of Big Bend, and Olen Siers of Mt. Zion; three half-sisters, Esta Jones of Five Forks, Ruby Jones of Grantsville and Myrl Schoolcraft of St. Albans; 31 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Smith S. Bailey, Apr. 14, 1983; a daughter, Grace Roberts; a brother, Norvel Siers; a sister, Ora Siers; three half-brothers, Ermine Siers, Ronsel Siers, and Bernard Siers; and a half-sister, Myrlene Wallbrown.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John W. Ellison officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery, Spencer. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/9/1996

PATRICK F. BAILEY

Patrick Fleming Bailey, 93, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, May 2, 1996, at Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late James H. and Hattie M. McKee Bailey. He retired from Viscose, Parkersburg, after 39 years of service. He was an honorary Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of Stephenson Memorial United Church, Parkersburg, where he was the oldest male member.

Surviving are his wife, Esta Cottrill Clevenger Bailey; one son, Walter Judd Bailey of Torrance, Calif.; two stepsons, Ward Clevenger and Hobart Clevenger, both of Parkersburg; one step-daughter, Patty Clevenger Depue of Parkersburg; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, Eugene Clevenger; two sisters; and four brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. William Haynes and Rev. Richard Cottrill officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - June 8, 1998

PRUDIE B. BAILEY

Prudie B. Bailey, 97, of Chloe, Calhoun County, died June 6, 1998, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and member of Milo Church, Milo.

Surviving: daughter, Hazel Ragland of Chloe; grandson, Allen Ragland of Chloe; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Jack Stump officiating. Burial will be in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora. Friends may Call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


SAMUEL LEONIDAS BAILEY

OBIT

Motorcyclist Killed Here Sunday; 4th Traffic Facility Year to Date
Vehicle Skids Into Curb at Murdoch Avenue and 25th Street Early Yesterday Morning

Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Minnora Methodist church in Calhoun county for Samuel Leonidas Bailey, 32, of 3007 Walnut street, city, who was killed at 2:30 a.m. at Twenty-fifth and Murdoch avenue to become Wood county’s fourth traffic fatality of 1948 to date. Investigating city police said Bailey was en route north on Murdoch, apparently at an excessive speed, when he hit the curbing in front of a Pennzoil service station at the intersection. Authorities said the motorcycle skidded 134 feet on the pavement.

Dr. R. W. Corbitt, Wood county coroner, said the victim died of a fractured skull and reported in addition Bailey suffered multiple lacerations of the face, head, arms and legs. An ambulance from the Shaver and Byham funeral home took the victim to the Camden-Clark Memorial hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Bailey was employed by the Mountain State Steel Foundry Company and was a veteran of World war II. He also was affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Bailey, he is survived by four sisters, Myrtle of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Orva M. Hartleben and Rosie Nelle of Waverly and Mrs. Genevieve of Columbus, and two brothers, Donovan J. of Parkersburg and William C. of Columbus. The body will remain at the Shaver and Byham funeral home on Murdoch avenue until the time of the services. Interment will be made in the church cemetery where the final rites are to be held.

(Samuel Fink)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VERA BAILEY

5/27/1999

Vera H. Bailey, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Rocksdale, the daughter of the last Salathiel and Florence Starcher Hickman.

She was a Glenville State College graduate and a retired Calhoun County elementary school teacher. She was a member of Stoney Point United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg Homemaker's Club, West Fork Community Action, Phoebe Cunningham Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Calhoun County Retired Teachers Association, and Grantsville Chapter of Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are one son, Gary Bailey of Vienna; one daughter, Wilma Siers of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oris W. Bailey.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/25/1996

DAVID A. BAIN

David Archibald Bain, 26, of Magnolia, Del., died Sunday, July 21, 1996 near Grantsville. He was bom in Wood County, a son of Carroll Bain of Leroy and Mary Gayheart Bain Lynch of Magnolia. He was a carpenter for Rabeno Construction Co., Magnolia.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Angelia Nickhole Myer Bain; one son, David Tyler Bain, at home; two daughters, Brandi Nicole Bain and Emily Brooke Bain, both at home; three brothers, Thomas Bain of Dover, Del., Johnathan Bain of Magnolia and Jerry Bain of Elizabeth; one sister, Ruth Erhardt of Magnolia; and three stepsisters, Carrie Lynch, Jamie Lynch and Nichole Lynch, all of Elizabeth.

Services were held at Burning Springs United Methodist Church, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Two Ripple Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/5/1995

BONNIE LUCILLE BAKER

Bonnie Lucille Baker, 79, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Frank and Hallie Stump Bennett. She was a homemaker and a member of First Lutheran Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one son, Byron R. Baker of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Christopher Baker of Parkersburg, Catherine Baker and Cassandra Baker, both of Morgantown, and Caroline Baker of Columbus, Ind.; one nephew; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Baker; three sisters, Genevive Meo, Eva Thornburg, and Madge Bennett.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. James F. Kinsler officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - Feb. 19, 1998

AGNES A. BALL

Agnes A. Ball, 71, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Chloe, W.Va., died Feb. 17, 1998, at home after a short illness.

She was retired from Auto Specialties Manufacturing Co., Barberton.

Surviving: daughters, Margaret Murphy of Chloe, Brenda Craig of Orma, W.Va., Ginger Farrell of Akron; son, Dana of Akron; sister, Inez Westfall of Big Otter, W.Va.; brothers, Carroll Cadle of Wadsworth, Raymond Cadle of Grafton, Richard Cadle of Nebo, W.Va., Harold Cadle of Chloe, Blain West of Barberton; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mudfork Union Church, Chloe, with the Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial will be in Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, W.Va.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/30/1995

GOLDIE J. BALL

Goldie J. Ball, 81, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Mar. 22, 1995, at her residence after an unexpected illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John L. and Biddie Wright Kerby. She retired from Grantsville Ben Franklin Store, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Gerald Ball of Parkersburg; two sisters, Bertha Webster and Flora Gherke, both of Grantsville; two brothers, Hagen Kerby of Grantsville and Robert L. Kerby of Salem; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paris Ball; one grandson, Mitchell Ball; one sister; and two brothers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HADSEL BALL

8/26/1999

Hadsel B. Ball, 82, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born and was a lifelong resident of Frametown Road near Stumptown and was the son of the late Howard and Flora Boone Ball.

He was a graduate of Glenville State Normal School and West Virginia University where he earned a master of music and fine arts. He was a musician and a retired music teacher and band director having taught eight years at Normantown High School and 34 years at Spencer Junior High School. He was a member of Glenville United Presbyterian Church and Glenville Historical Society, served on Folk Festival committees, was a Boy Scout leader, and was a Mason for over 50 years.

Surviving are three sisters, Pauline Kelly of White Oak, N.C., Mildred Wise of Clarksburg and Hope Moore of Pomeroy, Ohio; niece, Pam O'Brien of Spencer; cousins, Gary Knight and Graham Knight of Grantsville; special friends, Timothy Jurkovich and family of Spencer; and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He donated his body to West Virginia University Human Gifts Registry in Morgantown where it will be interred. Memorial service arrangements are incomplete at this time.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/8/1995

WILLIE BALL

Willie Ball, 84, of Beckley, formerly of Mt. Zion, died Monday, June 5, 1995, at Pine Crest Hospital, Beckley, after an extended illness.

He was born in Pine Creek, the son of the late Norvel and Mary Propst Ball. He was a former employee of Denmar and Pine Crest hospitals in Beckley.

Surviving are one brother, Fred Ball of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating, and burial in St. Paul Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GERTRUDE BALLARD

6/19/1997

Gertrude E. Ballard, 92, of Big Bend, died Monday, June 16, in Glenville-Americare following an extended illness.

She was born at McCann's Run, Lewis County, the daughter of the late John Garton and Lucy Rhorbough Garton. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Weston.

Surviving are one sister, Edna Stalnaker of Jane Lew, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warder W. Ballard, Mar. 25, 1960; one brother, John Robert Garton; and four sisters, Margaret Hess, Minnie Jones, Daisy Bartlett and Mary Fauver. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Weston, with Rev. John Simmons officiating, and burial in Waldeck Cemetery, Weston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - October 20, 1998

REDA M. BALLENGEE

Reda M. Ballengee, 66, of Grantsville died Oct. 17, 1998 in Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, after a long illness.

She was a former employee of Babcock and Wilcox Corp., Barberton, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving: husband, Doyle Ballengee; mother, Martha Summers of Norton; son, Carl D. Ballengee of Arnoldsburg, W.Va.; daughter, Cheri Mullen of Walker, W.Va.; brothers, Russell "Leo" Everson of Snellville, Ga., Landa "Cleo" Everson of Doylestown, Ohio; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, with the Rev. Mike Worf and the Rev. John Powell officiating. Interment will be in the Perry James Cemetery, Frametown. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LAWRENCE LEE BANFIELD

2/4/1999 Lawrence Lee Banfield, 62, of Chloe, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at his residence following a long illness.

He was born in Russell, Ky. He was a former employee of Union Carbide Corp. and member of Trout Unlimited, Kanawha Valley Chapter. He was a Presbyterian by faith.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Jane Banfield; two sons, Larry Banfield, Jr., of Parkersburg and Arnie Banfield of Chloe; and one daughter, Cara Banfield of Pinch.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Herk McGraw officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 November 1999

FLORA BARKER

Flora Barker, 85, of Grantsville, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, in Glenville.

She was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Simmons of Grantsville; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Kight Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/15/1994

MELBA DUTCH BARKER

Melba Dutch Barker, 83, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 9, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Henrietta, a daughter of the late Oak and Esther Wagoner Gainer. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators of Grantsville and was a member of First Baptist Church of Grantsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Thelma Weekley of Grantsville and Ann Kwasnicki of Carson City, Nev.; two brothers, Frank Gainer of Grantsville and George Gainer of Bloomingdale, Ohio; three sisters, Clara Smith of Elba, Ohio, Louise Rusnak of Bloomingdale and Gladys Bower of Parkersburg; nine granchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Jarvis; her second husband, Creed Barker; one daughter, Bernice Hustead; and one son, Troy Jarvis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/22/1996

THOMAS D. BARKER

Thomas D. Barker, 64, of Newark, Ohio, a retired U.S. Army master sergeant decorated in the Vietnam War, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1996, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Thomas D. Barker, Sr., and Opal Sturm Summers. He retired from the Army after 25 years of service. He served in the combat engineers in Germany from 1961-1966 and from 1975-1977. He served two tours of combat duty in Vietnam from 1967-1968 and from 1970-1971.

He was the owner of Tom's Liquor Store and Fountain Motel, Fountain, Colo. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, three Overseas Service Bars, two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct and Marksman medals. He was a member of American Legion Post 0764, Hanover, Ohio, and a life-member of the VFW of Grantsville. He was a member of Parkersburg Moose Lodge 1118, Elks Lodge of Cripple Creek, Colo., Confederate Veterans of America, Huntington, Druids Club of Newark, Grants-ville IOOF, In Country Vietnam Veterans of Tempe, Ariz., Vietnam Veterans of America in which he was Ohio treasurer, and National Rifle Association. He was a former member of Fountain City Council.

Surviving are his wife, Gail Warren Barker; two foster brothers, Richard Sturm of Ravenswood and John Sturm of Parkersburg; one foster sister, Marie Cheesbrew of Grantsville; one half sister, Joann Stull of Grantsville; two half brothers, Charles Summers of Waverly and Jack Summers of Elyria, Ohio.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DEBORAH BARNES

6/17/1999

Deborah R. Barnes, 35, of Pennsboro, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of Jackie Lee and Darlene Ross Smarr of West Union. She was a supervisor of nutrition at Doddridge County Senior Center, West Union, and was a Protestant.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Michael Barnes; two children, Erika Barnes and John Michael Barnes of Pennsboro; four sisters, Jackie LeBel, Bridgette Greaver, Anita Johnston and Jessyca Smarr, all of West Union; two brothers, Brent Smarr of West Union and Greg Nicholson of Grantsville; and paternal grandmother, Goldie Underwood of West Union. She was preceded in death by one sister, Tina Nicholson.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Dallas Waggle officiating. Burial was in Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery, Ellenboro.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ELEANOR BARNES

7/8/1999

Eleanor "Toots" Barnes, 78, of Grantsville, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

She was born at Joker, the daughter of the late Everett and Ella F. Hathaway Gainer. She was an elementary school teacher at Red Hill School during World War II and was retired from Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Fred O. Barnes; one son, Richard Barnes of Parkersburg; one daughter, Elizabeth Anne Smith of Grantsville; two grandsons, Thomas C. Barnes of Charleston and Jason Bradley Smith of Grantsville; four granddaughters, Ramona B. MacGregor of Athens, Ohio, Shannon Dee Johnson of Grantsville, Meredith L. Cornell of Huntington and Heather Ann Smith of Lexington, Ky.; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dr. William Barnes; four brothers, Everett Gainer, Jr., Vernon, Artie and Lora Gainer; and two sisters, Scottie Dawson and Audrey Garretson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FRED BARNES

9/16/1999

Fred O. Barnes, 85, of Vaughan Road, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late William O. and Adeline Cunningham Barnes. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 88th Blue Devil Division in Italy and Africa. He served in three major campaigns and was awarded the Bronze Star. He attended Glenville State College and West Virginia Wesleyan College and graduated from West Virginia University, where he earned a master's degree. He taught at the University of Florence, Italy, following World War II, and also attended the University of Florence. He was a retired Calhoun County High School teacher with 39 years of service and a retired State Farm Insurance agent in Grantsville with more than 30 years of service.

Surviving are one son, Richard Barnes of Parkersburg; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Smith of Grantsville; one brother, Shirley Barnes of Sissonville; two grandsons; four granddaughters; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Barnes, and one son, Dr. William Barnes.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/4/1996

GEORGE R. BARNES

George Rexie Barnes, 79, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1995, at Martinsburg City Hospital.

He was born in Fairmont, a son of the late William and Adaline Cunningham Barnes. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Glenville State College, and received his master's degree from West Virginia University. He was a veteran of World War II, and a retired social worker for Veterans Administration, Martinsburg. He was a member of Grantsville Eureka Lodge 40, AF&AM, and Beech Valley United Methodist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are his wife, Edda Bernice Roberts Barnes; two daughters, Linda Renee Arant of Kearneysville and E. Yvette Barnes of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Fred Barnes of Grantsville and Shirley Barnes of Sistersville; one sister, Thelma Golf of Parkersburg; three grandsons; and one foster sister, Bonnie Brown of Marietta.

He was preceded in death by one son, Terance Barnes; one daughter, Karen Barnes; and two brothers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - April 1, 1998

GERALD L. BARNES

Gerald L. Barnes, 59, of Millstone died March 30, 1998, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville, after a long illness.

He was an Army veteran, the first emergency medical technician hired by Calhoun General Hospital Ambulance Service, a former employee of Spencer State Hospital, a barber and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving: wife, Velma Mae Parsons Barnes; son, Thomas Perry Barnes of Millstone; brother, James S. Barnes of White Lake, Mich.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with the Rev. Kenneth Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Barnes Cemetery, Maysel. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/03/1994

GERALDINE BARNES

Geraldine Barnes, 75, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 1994, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Edgar and Elma Barr Barnes. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Grantsville,

Surviving are one daughter, Jeanie Smith of Grantsville; one sister, Pauline Barnes of Grantsville; three brothers, Clyde Barnes of Vienna, Bill Barnes, and Ralph Barnes, both of Parkersburg; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by Thurl Barnes.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jim Pearson officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PAULINE BARNES

4/3/1997

Pauline Barnes, 80, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Mar. 26, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Edgar and Elma Barr Barnes.

Surviving are one son, Jack Barnes of Davisville; one daughter, Phyllis Starcher of Poca; three brothers, Clyde Barnes of Vienna, Ralph Barnes and Bill Barnes, both of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - March 25, 1998

WILLIAM E. BARNES

William E. Barnes, 58, of Ripley died March 23, 1998, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.

He was a native of Calhoun County, a longtime Ravenswood physician, a graduate of Glenville State College and West Virginia University school of medicine, an Army Medical Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American College of Surgeons, North Parkersburg Baptist Church and Phi Chi fraternity.

Surviving: wife, Mary Susan Hall Barnes; daughters, Meridith Cornell of Huntington, Heather Smith of Lexington, Ky.; parents, Fred and Eleanor Gainer Barnes of Grantsville; brother, Richard Barnes of Parkersburg; sister, Ann Smith of Grantsville.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with the Rev. Glendon McKee and the Rev. Kenneth Miller officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, and three hours prior to service at Stump Funeral Home. Stump Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/17/1994

GRACE E. BARR

Grace E. Barr, 87, of Texarkana, Texas, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Mar. 11, 1994, at Wadley Regional Medical Center, Texarkana, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George and Esther Smith Gibson. She was a homemaker and belonged to Stoney Point United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Wilson of Bellview, Wash., and Gretchen Robertson of San Diego, Calif.; one son, Burns Barr of Texarkana; one sister, Jewell Partin of Fort Pierce, Fla.; one brother, Delbert Scott of Akron, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pratt Barr; and one daughter, Kathleen Hope Barr.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/29/1995

ORAL BARR

Oral Barr, 79, of Marietta Convalescent Center, died Thursday, June 22, 1995, at the center after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Robert Shock and Martha Mae Starkey Barr. He retired from B&O Railroad as a boilermaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Sue Edman of Parkersburg, and one sister, Opal Gragg of Parkersburg.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Chuck Ferrell, Jr., and Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/30/1996

RICHARD H. BARR

Richard H. "Dick" Barr, 60, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, May 23, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late French and Mildred Cowan Barr. He was a 1954 graduate of Wirt County High School and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from E.I. DuPont in 1988 with more than 30 years of service and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Selective Service Board, Wirt County Lions Club, and Elizabeth United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Janet Honaker Barr; one son, Greg Barr of Elizabeth; one daughter, Kelly Tanner of Eliza-beth; one sister, Wanda Edgell of Elyria, Ohio; one aunt, Dennie Dennison of Elyria; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Jeannie Barr.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Michael E. Taylor officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth, with military rites by American Legion Post 55, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HARLEY BARTLETT

1/23/1997

Harley F. Bartlett, 69, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following a short illness.

He was a son of the late Rev. N.H. and Daisy Garton Bartlett.

He was a retired pharmacist for the former Westlo Drug Store, West Logan, and a World War II veteran serving as a paratrooper. He was a member of First Baptist Church, South Point, Ohio, and a member of West Logan Baptist Church for several years, where he served as a deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Willyne Godby Bartlett; three brothers, William E. Bartlett of Huntington, Eugene P. Bartlett of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Ray F. Bartlett of Big Springs. He was preceded in death by one brother, Starling N. Bartlett.

Services were held at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, with Rev. Zane Gray and G. Kent Mershon officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 March 1994

STARLING N. BARTLETT

Starling N. Bartlett, 71, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Mar. 19, 1994, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Dekalb, Gilmer County, a son of the late Rev. N. H. and Daisy Garton Bartlett.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the 71st Air Engineer Squadron in the Pacific Theater. He was a former employee of Glen L. Martin Co., Baltimore, Md., and served as an associate at Holbert Store Co., Big Bend, for 23 years. He was former director of the Calhoun County Community Action Association and a past president and 11- year member of the Calhoun county Board of Education. He was on the board of directors for Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center and belonged to Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, of Grantsville, Charleston Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies and Nemesis Temple of Parkersburg. He belonged to Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church, Big Bend, where he served on the board of deacons for 38 years, was a Sunday School teacher for 47 years and served as church clerk. He was a youth advisor for the Little Kanawha Association of American Baptist Churches for three years and a member of the Giddeons International.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Holbert Bartlett; one son, Tom Bartlett of Spencer; one daughter, Karen Altizer of Sand Ridge; four brothers, William E. Bartlett of Huntington, Ray Bartlett of Big Springs, Eugene P. Bartlett of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Harley Bartlett of Logan; two granddaughters; and one great- granddaughter.

Services were held at Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Barry Christian and Rev. Fred Sparks officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/20/1994

DALE BASNETT

Dale Basnett, 85, of Annamoriah, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Annamoriah, a son of the late George and Sally Wright Basnett. He was retired laborer and farmer.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Everett Basnett, Denver Basnett, Hale Basnett and George Basnett.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glandon McKee officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GLADYS BASNETT

2/11/1999

Gladys G. Basnett, 89, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Stonewall Jackson and Alberta Amos Bell. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Dollie Marks and Eva Marks, both of Mt. Zion; one sister, Thelma Jenkins of Mogadore, Ohio; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett W. Basnett, and one daughter, Betty Basnett.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Blackshire Cemetery, Big Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/6/1995

HARRY F. BASNETT

Harry F. Basnett, 73, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Mar. 30, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late George and Sally Wright Basnett. He was a retired oil field worker and a farmer.

Surviving are two sisters, Nelle Cooper of Annamoriah and Mary Wolverton of Big Bend; several nieces and nephews; and a good friend and companion, Don Blankenship.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Everett Basnett, Denver Basnett, Hale Basnett, George Basnett, and Dale Basnett.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

AMY LYNN BATES

8/19/1999

Amy Lynn Bates, 14, of Newton Falls, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at her residence. She was born in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Jeffrey C. Richards of Big Springs and Robin Coolidge Greer of Newton Falls. She attended Warren Christian School and Newton Falls Schools and was active in several sports.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one sister, Tammy Jo Richards of Newton Falls; two step-sisters, Marianne Greer of Sedonna, Ariz., and Melinda Ritchie of Massillon, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Glenna Richards of Big Springs; and maternal grandmother, Rosalee D. Bates of Newton Falls.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Michael and Jeramie Bates.

Services were held at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home, Garrettsville, Ohio. Burial was in Windham Township Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/18/1996

GARY MICHAEL BATES

Gary Michael Bates, 15, of Big Springs, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Jan. 15. He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Jeffery C. Richards of Big Springs and Robin Bates Greer of Newton Falls, Ohio. He was a ninth grade student at Calhoun County High School.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his step-father, Coolidge Greer of Newton Falls; three sisters, Tamy Jo Richards and Heather Ann Richards, both of Big Springs, and Amy Lynn Bates of Newton Falls; one brother, Jeffery C. Richards, II, of Big Springs; paternal grandmother, Glenna Richards of Big Springs; and maternal grandmother, Rosalee Bates of Newton Falls.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jeramie Bates.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Big Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/14/1994

LORETTA A. BAUGH

Loretta A. Baugh, 40, of Arnoldsburg, formerly of Wooster, Ohio, died Monday, July 11, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Wooster, a daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Spore Miller. She was a licensed practical nurse and was formerly employed by Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer. Surviving are two brothers, Robin Miller of Wooster and Charles Miller of Orrville, Ohio; one sister, Christina Bean of Billings, Mont.; five step-daughters, Mildred Lee Baugh of Buckhannon, Mabel Cox of Evansville, Ind., Nancy Lowther of Walkersville, Wilma Baugh of Wheeling, and Barbara Ann Harris of Weston; three stepsons, Lowell Baugh, Jr., of Linn, William Baugh and Raymond J. Baugh, both of Weston; and five step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Baugh, in 1991.

Services are scheduled Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating, and burial to be in Sand Fork Cemetery, Gilmer County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/16/1995

SYLVIA M. BEAGLE

Sylvia McCune Beagle, 74, died Friday, Nov. 10, 1995, in Elyria, Ohio, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Calhoun County and had resided in Elyria for nine years. She was a housewife, and a dear friend and mother to all children around her. She was a member of Elyria United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children, Roy Roger Beagle and Charley Beagle, both of Elyria, Deloris Scott of Columbus, and Dale Evonne Smith of Kentucky; seven grandchildren; a brother, Roscoe McCune of Grafton; and two sisters, Ruby Ferris of Nitro and Bernice Baker of Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy T. Beagle; a son, Ronald Eric Beagle; and seven brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Bogner Busch Family Chapel, Ridgeville, Ohio, with Rev. Stacey Terrell officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HUNTER BEALL, JR.

3/18/1999

Hunter B. Beall, Jr., 75, of Rosedale, died Monday, Mar. 8, 1999, at his home following a sudden illness.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Hunter and Oma Brown Beall. He was the former owner and operator of Beall's Gulf Service Station, Parkersburg, and was retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Parkersburg, with 20 years of service and was a former partner in H&R Block, Glenville. He was a member of Rosedale United Methodist Church where he had served as Sunday School superintendent and teacher, song leader and youth director.

Surviving are his wife, Millie Sams Beall; two daughters, Pamela Fleming of Parkersburg and Amy Self of Glenville; one son, Hunter L. Beall of Weston; two step-daughters, Kim Fury and Sharon Bell, both of Parkersburg; two sisters, Eula Miller of Parkersburg and Anne Glover of Glenville; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alvie Loyd officiating. Burial was in Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/3/1995

WILMER C. BEALL

Wilmer C. Beall, 85, of Little Hocking, died Saturday, July 29, 1995, in the emergency room at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Annamoriah, a son of the late William Russell and Daisy Maude Stutler Beall. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Parkersburg Restaurant Supply, having worked in maintenance.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine Beall; two daughters, Delores Schofield and Patricia Johnson, both of Belpre; four sons, Roy Beall of Vacaville, Calif., Roscoe Beall of Newburg, Ind., Philip Beall of Melbourne, Fla., and Robert Beall of Coolville, Ohio; three sisters, Doris Newton of Leetonia, Ohio, Viola Adams of Hannoverton, Ohio, and Dorothy White of Dunbar; one brother, David Beall of Hannoverton; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one infant son; five sisters, Anna Dawkins, Laverne Ramsey Rovold, Naomi Grady, Beatrice Beall and Ocheal Beall; and two brothers, Harold Beall and Roscoe Beall.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Elder John Woomer officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/23/1994

VERA BEAVER

Vera Beaver, 85, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, June 18, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Millstone, a daughter of the late Homer and Maude McCulty Lynch. She was a retired state employee and a member Louisa Methodist Chapel, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Murphy of Williamstown and Frances Downs of Pineville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Lynch of Arnoldsburg and Darwin "Bus" Lynch of Parkersburg; and three sisters, Nina Mendenhall, Leah Sturm and Helen Blanchfield, all of Barberton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Lynch.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Garden of Love.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/9/1996

MADELINE BEDNAR

Madeline Bednar, 68, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 4, 1996, at Lake County Hospital East, Painesville, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Carl and Anna Keller Eagle. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Freund of Madison, Ohio; three sisters, Ruth Dye of Big Springs, Omagene Williams of Big Bend and Wanda L. Miller of Cleveland; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled on Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 November 1999

EARLE R. BEE

Earle R. Bee, 89, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Worthington Manor Nursing Home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George W. and Mattie Hardman Bee. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and an active member of Baptist Temple. He retired after more than 40 years as an optician in affiliation with Doctors Cochran, Robinson, Conrath and Hall. He was a member of American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1118, Parkersburg, Ohio Valley Literary Group, and W.Va. Poetry Society. He was a tutor for Literacy Volunteers of America.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Mary L. Day Bee; two sons, Billy E. Bee of Parkersburg and Robert E. Bee of Lansing, Mich.; one grandson; two granddaughters; and five great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Bee; three brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. William R. Thomas officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CHARLES BEECHER

1/14/1999

Charles W. Beecher, 82, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at his home following a long illness.

He was born in Apollo, Pa., and was a well-known area oil and gas producer and owner of Beecher Drilling Co., Grantsville. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one brother, James Beecher of Grantsville; a nephew, James Prusack of Grantsville; and two brothers-in-law, Dale Rupert and Arthur Prusack, both of Munday. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille R. Beecher, and one sister, Virginia Prusack.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LUCILLE R. BEECHER

1/29/1998

Lucille R. Beecher, 82, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Spring Church, Pa., a daughter of the late Park and Gertrude Regal Rupert.

She co-owned Beecher Drilling Co., Grantsville, with her husband, and was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Charles W. Beecher of Grantsville; one brother, Dale Rupert of Munday; special nephew, James P. Prusack of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Barr and Martha King; and five brothers, Blair Rupert, Blane Rupert, Merle Rupert, Morris Rupert and Arthur Rupert.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Knotts Memorial U.M. Church, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. There will be no visitation. Her body was donated to West Virginia Human Gift Registry.

Memorials may be made to Knotts Memorial U.M. Church, P.O. Drawer 617, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/20/1995

GOLDIE G. BEHA

Goldie G. Beha, 89, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, July 16, 1995, at Americare-Arlington Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late James and Margaret E. Hayes Goodnight.

She had been a teacher in Calhoun, Ritchie, and Wood counties for 41 years, and was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Walker.

Surviving are one son, Thomas R. Beha of Ripley; one brother, Russell C. Goodnight of Mansfield, Ohio; one sister, Frankie Goodnight of Cairo; two grandchildren, Steven R. Beha and Tina L. Beha, both of Morgantown; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell C. Beha; one brother; and two sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Earl Perkins officiating, and burial in Walker Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 February 2000

CECIL BELL

Cecil P. Bell, 71, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lawrence J. and Dollie Dawson Bell.

He was a retired employee of Steel Improvement Co., Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Ocie Goodnight Bell; eight daughters, Shelia Jones, Karen Jones and Lorena Murphy, all of Brohard, Patricia Cunningham and Norma Freshour, both of Grantsville, Christine Bell and Pauline Freshour, both of MacFarlan, and Carol Jones of Statesville, N.C.; three sons, Herbert Bell of Grantsville and Robert Bell and Harold Bell, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Russell Bell of Ravenna, Ohio, and Harold Bell of Big Springs; three sisters, Zelda Headley of Grantsville, Churl Lott of Ravenna, Ohio, and Dolly Jones of Pennsboro; 40 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, one son, three brothers, and five sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Gary Richmond officiating. Burial was in Freed Cemetery, Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 11/7/1911

DOLL E. BELL

Doll E. Bell, who has been long a sufferer from tuberculosis, crossed to the other side from his home at Freed, on the Calhoun county side on Friday night, October 27, 1911, at the age of near 65 years. He was the son of the late Henderson and Leah Collins Bell, and the nephew of the late Mrs. Hannah Smith, of Smithville. He first married a Miss Stallman, and his widow was Miss Sharps. Several children survive. The funeral took place on Sunday a.m. at ten o'clock, interment being made in the Gainer cemetery on Leading creek. Mr. Bell had a host of relatives in this county.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HAROLD S. BELL

1/2/1997

Harold S. Bell, 59, of Annamoriah, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Earl and Monnie Davis Bell. He was a former employee of the Lectro Melt Corp., Barberton, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Greathouse Bell; one son, Harold S. Bell, Jr., of Annamoriah; three daughters, Betty Smith of Barberton, Kimberly A. Bell of Grantsville and Sarah S. Shaffer of Creston; three brothers, Kenneth Bell and Tom Bell, both of Barberton and Shirley Bell of Manchester, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Bell; and two sisters, Ruby Cooper and Betty Duskey.

Services were held at Snyder Chapel Church, Annamoriah, with Rev. Farley Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MILDRED BELL

12/3/1998

Mildred Bell, 79, of Fairmont, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Fairmont General Hospital, following a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bill and Fay Hickman Ferrell. She was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Janet Stevens of Mannington and Kathryn VanGilder of Fairmont; one son, Gary Bell of Parkersburg; one brother, Bud Kelley of Grantsville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Bell, and one son, Larry Bell.Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 5/14/1912

NELSON BELL

Nelson Bell, an aged and respected citizen of Annamoriah, died suddenly at his home last Thursday morning, of heart failure. He was about seventy-six years of age, and for the past several years had not been in good health, but his sudden death was entirely unexpected, and came as a great shock to his family and friends. He had been a resident of Sheridan District for many years and was recognized as one of her best citizens. He is survived by several children, among whom are Sidney, W. R., and Camden, all of Annamoriah and Mrs. Ira N. Stump, of this place. His remains were laid to rest in the Joker cemetery on Friday amid a vast concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/13/1994

ROBERT LEE BELL

Robert Lee Bell, 47, of Smithville, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Leona Bell Jones. He was employed by McCoy's Inc. of Smithville.

Surviving are seven sisters, Betty Parsons of Nobe, Bertha Jones and Nellie Moss, both of Brohard, Virginia Parsons of Grantsville, Irene Fox of Tanner, Barbara Gray of Summersville and Terry Clark of Chloe; and five brothers, David Jones, Fred Jones and Floyd A. Jones, Jr., all of Brohard, Willie Jones of Grantsville and Jerry Jones of Chloe.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Jones.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Clifford Sams and Rev. Richard McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MILDRED M. BELLETTE

11/13/1997

Mildred Marie Bellette, 85, of Pennsboro, died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born on Chats Run, near Pennsboro, a daughter of the late Bert and Stella Wade Jones.

She was a Pennsboro High School graduate and a homemaker. She was Protestant. Surviving are two brothers, Vohn Jones of Big Springs and Kermit Jones of Pennsboro; and her caregiver and niece, Linda Jewell of Buck Run.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion "Red" Bellette; three brothers, Cecil Jones, Archie Jones and Clifford Jones.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Evangelist Terry Jones officiating, and burial in Masonic Cemetery, Ellenboro.

Visitation was scheduled after 9 a.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BELLVILLE, RUTH J.

5/22/1997

Ruth J. Bellville, 92, of Mark Rest Center, McConnelsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at the rest center.

She was born in Munday, a daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Lace Green. She was retired from Parmiter Nursing Home, Malta, where she worked as a cook. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ, McConnelsville.

Surviving are one son, Robert Bellville of McConnelsville; one daughter, Ruth Eileen Rein of Lordstown; one brother, Donald Green of San Metao, Fla.; one stepbrother, Wink Green of Dayton; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one step-uncle, Billy Joe Patterson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel O. Bellville; her stepmother, Ellen Patterson Green; two sisters, Hazel Jester and Helen Green; two brothers, Car Green and Arthur Green; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services were held at McConnelsville Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HESTER BELKNAP

1/28/1999

Hester Belle Belknap, 87, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Roane General Hospital, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Hazel J. Carter of Bartow, Fla., Linda Kay Edens of Charleston and Lena Mae Bishop of Arnolds-burg; one son, Glen G. Belknap of Sutton; six grandchildren in-cluding Jessie M. White of Chloe and James Robert Bishop of Arnoldsburg; and one great-grandson.

Services were held at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with Rev. David Keeney officiating. Burial was in Centralia Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KENNETH BELL

9/23/1999

Kenneth R. Bell, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, in Norton, Ohio.

He was born in Annamoriah, the son of the late Earl and Monnie Bell. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He moved to the Barberton/Norton area in 1946 and retired from B&W with 391/2 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Gregory Bell; four daughters, Mary "Judy" Meadows and Norma Gregory, both of Norton, and Doris Blankenship and Hilda Tshudy, both of Wadsworth, Ohio; two sons, Lloyd Gregory and Joseph Gregory, both of Wadsworth; two brothers, Thomas Bell of Norton and Shirley William Bell of Clinton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Fostine Bell of Parkersburg and Mary Louise Bell of Annamoriah; and special friends, Jay and Marla Wheeland and daughters.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Cooper and Betty Duskey, and two brothers, John and Harold Bell.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m., at Snyder Chapel Community Church, Annamoriah, with Pastor Farley Blankenship officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Betty Bell, c/o Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton, OH 44203.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 3/28/1911

MRS. LOS. BELT

Mrs. Belt, whose illness we have frequently mentioned, died Saturday morning about 2 o'clock. She was the wife of Mr. Los. Belt, a prominent business man of Industry, and a sister of our townsman, Prof. Bruce Ferrell. She had suffered intensely with a complication of diseases for several weeks, which originated from an attack of pneumonia fever. She was a lady highly respected and the mother of an intelligent family. Her remains were laid to rest at the Belt cemetery Saturday evening in the midst of a large congregation of sorrowing friends. Her bereaved ones have our heartfelt sympathy.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 December 1999

LOTTIE BELT

Lottie J. Belt, 97, formerly of Big Springs, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Sunbridge Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Rev. Jacob and Viola Shimer Snider. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Jean Bush and Marlene Lewis, both of Mineral Wells; one son, Raymond Belt of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Bernice Kral of Summit, Mo., Lela Mathess of Columbus, Ohio, and Gladys Johnson of Williamstown; one brother, Martin J. Snider of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; and several great- and great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Belt, in 1979; one daughter; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. David Bush officiating. Burial will be in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and until the time of services on Thursday.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 6/11/1912

O. M. BELT

O. M. Belt, one of the best known and respected citizens of Industry, peacefully passed away at his home on last Friday evening. His death was immediately due to heart trouble and Brights disease, from which he had long been a sufferer. Mr. Belt was about 60 years of age, and had been engaged in the mercantile business. He is survived by his wife and several children.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

STELLA T. BELT

12/25/1997

Stella T. Belt, 70, of Munday, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Berea, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Mary Tiekarczyk Kotlarz. She was a homemaker and attended Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth J. Belt; three daughters, Sherry Courtney of Andover, Ohio, Cynthia Kane of Sharon, Ohio, and Gayle Smith of Ocala, Fla.; four sons, Christopher Norred, Michael Norred and James Norred, all of Danville, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Andrietta of Toledo and Mary Peters of Spring Hill, Fla.; three brothers, Walter Kotlarz and Frank Kotlarz, both of Avonlake, Ohio, and Edward Kotlarz of Sun City, Ariz.; three step-daughters; two stepsons; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Norred; one brother, Joe Kotlarz; one sister, Lottie Kotlarz; and two grand-daughters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Don Tranel officiating. Burial was in Maze Cemetery, near Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/12/1996

DELBERT C. BENNETT

Delbert C. Bennett, 77, of Spencer, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Ravenswood, a son of the late William and Nellie Kidder Bennett. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. He was retired from Key Ford Auto Sales of Pensacola, Fla. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel; six daughters, Emogene Hitchcock of Parkersburg, Mary Steorts of Marietta, Alice Plecker of Greenville, Va., Sandra Bennett and Pamela Cason, both of Grantsville, and Christina Hendershot of Lower Salem, Ohio; two sons, Ronald Bennett of Pensacola and Bruce Bennett of Spencer; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Bennett.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


11/2/1995

DELLA MAE BENNETT

Della Mae Bennett, 96, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 1995, at Americare-Glenville after an extended illness.

She was born in Stumptown, a daughter of the late Johnathan and Damey Catheryn Phillips Minney. She was a homemaker and a member of Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, and VFW Auxiliary, all of Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Harold Bennett of Pennsboro; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.G. Bennett, in 1992; one son, R.E. Bennett; one brother; and one grandchild.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 January 2000

HAROLD BENNETT

Harold C. Bennett, 76, of Pennsboro, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Parkersburg.

He was bom near Grantsville, the son of the late Osie G. and Delia M, Minney Bennett. He was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired as a sergeant After 29 years as a conservation officer for the State of West Virginia, Dept. of Natural Resources, serving primarily Ritchie, Doddridge and Pleasants counties. He was a member and past master of Harmony Lodge 59, AF&AM, Pennsboro.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Leta V. Smith Bennett; one son, Gregory O. Bennett of Pennsboro; one daughter, Sabrina Hanlon of Pennsboro; three grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Bennett.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Chris Arveson officiating. Burial was in Mount Harmony Masonic Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HAZEL BENNETT

1/2/1997

Hazel Louisa Jane Bennett, 78, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, in Marietta Convalescent Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Emma Yeager Bennett. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She is survived by six daughters, Emogene Hitchcock of Parkersburg, Mary Steorts of Marietta, Alice Plecker of Greenville, Va., Christian Hendershot of Lower Salem, Sandra Bennett and Pamela Cason, both of Grantsville; two sons, Bruce Bennett of Spencer and Ronald Bennett of Pensacola, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Bennett, in September 1996, and one son, Charles Bennett.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Chester Hitchcock officiating, and burial in Hunt Cemetery near Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LILLIAN BENNETT

12/4/1997

Lillian Bennett, 94, of Spencer, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Taylor County, a daughter of the late Jacob and Eva Rexroad Frederick. She was retired from Clevite Bronze Co., Cleveland, and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are three daughters, Beverla Kendall of Stump-town, Kathleen Cut of Cleveland, and Latricia Thomas of Poway, Calif.; one sister, Mildred Malona of Mineral Wells; and one brother, Edgar Frederick of Mentor, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Bennett.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/10/1994

NOAH A. BENNETT

Noah A. Bennett, 94, of Crofton, Md., formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Jan. 14, 1994, at Crofton Convalescent Center, after an extended illness.

He was born in West Virginia, and moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1942. He moved to Glen Burnie, Md., in 1989, and later to Crofton in 1992. He retired in 1964 from Bethlehem Steel after 22 years of service, and was interested in radio, television, and automobile repair. He was a member of Colonial Baptist Church of Baltimore County, Md., and enjoyed singing in the church choir.

Surviving are one daughter, Doris Franklin of Severna Park, Md.; one sister Golda Daniels of Johnson City, Tenn.; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Alfred E. Bennett and Robert F. Bennett; five sisters, Lettie Mitchell, Bina Hosey, Anna Critchfield, Lula Graziano, and Mae Rutledge; and eight brothers, Good Bennett, Owen Bennett, Jason Bennett, Lee Ray Bennett, Alva Bennett, Francis Bennett, Victor Glenn Bennett, and William Ray Bennett.

The body was donated to the Maryland State Anatomy Board.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ORVAL C. BENNETT

1/23/1997

Orval C. Bennett, 84, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Elza and Jane Harris Bennett. He was a heavy equipment operator for Kelley Construction Co., Clarksburg, and a former employee of Summitt County Engineers, Akron, Ohio.

Surviving are four sons, Harry Bennett of Roanoke, Va., Roy Bennett and Kenneth Bennett, both of Akron, and Robert Bennett of Canton, Ohio; one sister, Geneva Husk of Grantsville; two half-sisters, Ivalene Richards of Clarksburg and Eleanor Mills of Akron; and one half-brother, Golden "Bud" Bennett of Clarksburg.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/23/1995

SCOTTIE K. BENNETT

Scottie Kelley Bennett, 83, of Weston, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1995, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Leatha Sturms Elliott. She was retired from Ohio Public Employees System as a psychiatric aide in Apple Creek, Ohio, and was a member of Ohio State Retirees Association.

Surviving are two daughters, Carole Hosey of Grantsville and Lila L. Wade of Weston; five half-sisters, Ella Bell Haverty and Peggy Cain, both of Grantsville, Gray Arthur of Charleston, Betty Boyce and Dottie Shamblin, both of Sissonville; two half-brothers, Victor Elliott of St. Albans and Morford Elliott of Charleston five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Kelley; one brother; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 6/6/1911

EARL BETTS

Monday afternoon, at a point on the Little Kanawha river near the Betts homestead about three miles below Grantsville, Earl Betts, the 16-year-old son the Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Betts was drowned. He had been working in the field adjoining the river, with Gay Kerby, a boy about his own age and becoming very warm decided to take a plunge in the river to cool off. The Kerby boy went ahead with his work, and after waiting considerable time for Earl to return went to the edge of the river to look for him. Finding his clothes on the bank and being unable to get an answer when he called, the Kerby boy at once ran to the house and give the alarm. He ran from there to Cabots factory, where he told of the tragedy and practically all the workers there ran to the scene of the drowning, where the body was immediately recovered, being found in water not more than four feet deep.

Drs. Morford and Pickering hastened to the scene, in hopes that life was not entirely extinct, but their efforts were unavailing, the body having been in the water more than an hour. The family of the deceased are almost overcome with grief and the terrible shock of his untimely and tragic death, especially Mrs. Betts, who is almost inconsolable, and they have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community, who knew and loved Earl as a manly, courteous and loving boy. He will be greatly missed.

Fenton Betts, a brother of the deceased, was working at Akron, Ohio, and Undertaker H. H. Robey, of Spencer, was called to embalm the body, that the funeral might be postponed until Fenton, as well as other relatives could get here.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GEORGE BETTS

7/24/1997

George Betts, 80, of Grantsville, died Thursday, July 17, 1997, at Pineview Health Care Center, Harrisville.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Ray and Pearl Cain Betts.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Hosey of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Madeline Smith of Beckley; and two brothers, Ray Betts of New Comerstown, Ohio, and Bill Betts of Diamond, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Roberts; and three brothers, Harry Betts, Kennard Betts and Bernard Betts.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/22/1996

KENNARD BETTS

Kennard Betts, 76, of Harrisville, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Ray William and Pearl Cain Betts. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired oilfield worker and a Methodist.

Surviving are two sisters, Madeline Smith of Oak Hill and Mary Hosey of Garrettsville, Ohio; three brothers, Ray Betts of Cambridge, Ohio, George Betts of Harrisville and William Betts of Diamond, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Roberts; and two brothers, Harry Betts and Bernard Betts.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, and burial will be in Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ANGELINA BIANCA

1/9/1997

Angelina Bianca, 88, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was born in Phillipsburg, N.J., a dauhgter of the late Nicodemus and Maria Pugliese. She was retired from Sterns and Sterns Silk Mill, Easton, Pa. She had attended St. Phillips and St. James Catholic Church, Phillipsburg, and Barnes Run Community Church near Mt. Zion.

Surviving are one daughter, Fay Coon of Mt. Zion; one sister, Victoria Krosincky of Phillipsburg; three brothers, Sam Pugliese of Wyomissing, Pa., and Joe Pugliese and Nick Pugliese, both of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvatore Bianca; one son, Nicholas S. Bianca; two sisters; and two brothers.

Services pending at Noto and Wynkoop Funeral Home, Phillipsburg. Local arrangements by Stump Funeral Home.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/27/1996

VENA J. BICKERSTAFF

Vena Johnson Bickerstaff, 90, of Grantsville, died Monday, June 24, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Index, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Carl and Elizabeth Nester Vannoy. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are three sons, Rev. William L. Johnson of Caldwell, Clyde Johnson of Elyria, Ohio, and Frank Johnson of Grafton, Ohio; one daughter, Irene Price of Sandusky, Ohio; one sister, Delphia Vannoy of Grantsville; one brother, Glennard Vannoy of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; and 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Johnson; her second husband, Jasper Bickerstaff; and one son.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial will. be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ADA BILLY

7/23/1998

Ada L. Billy, 70, of Eastlake, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Pearl and Stella Wilcox Jones. She was retired from E.T.C. Corp., Solon, Ohio.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas Billy of Thompson, Ohio, Carey Billy of Cleveland, Ohio, and Leonard Cunningham of Grantsville; three daughters, Virginia Goodnight of Madison, Ohio, Linda Munny of Eastlake and Gloria Klug of Lakeline, Ohio; six brothers, James, Harry, Hershel, Ivan, Leater and Danny Jones, all of West Virginia; two sisters, Maxine Goodnight and Gracie Ayers, both of West Virginia; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Billy, in 1997; one sister, Betty Able; and one great-grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery near Big Bnd.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FRANK H. BILLY

4/24/1997

Frank H. Billy, 69, of Eastlake, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at his residence.

Born in Simpson, W.Va., he was the son of the late Frank J. and Bessie (Collins) Billy, Jr. He retired in 1993 from Motch Merryweather with 42 years of service. He was a 45-year member of Machinist Union Lodge #1130.

Surviving are his wife, Ada L. Jones Billy; three sons, Leonard Cunningham of Grantsville, Thomas Billy of Thompson and Carey Billy of Cleveland, Ohio; three daughters, Virginia Goodnight of Madison, Linda Murry of Cleveland and Gloria Klug of Lakeline; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, James Billy of Eastlake; and three sisters, Jenny Hosey of Ocala, Fla., Dorothy Ford of Garfield Heights, Ohio, and Clara Williams of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Hanson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/31/1994

EDGAR W. BISHOP

Edgar W. Bishop, 85, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Mar. 25, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Beech, a son of the late John and Clara Wears Bishop. He was retired from Monarch Rubber Co., Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Millie Falls Bishop; two sons, Jack Bishop and Freddie Bishop, both of Arnoldsburg; one daughter, Florence Bishop of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Joe Bishop of Leivasy; three grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, two brothers, and two sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PAUL G. BISHOP

2/11/1999

Paul G. Bishop, 82, of Sand Fork, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born at Rosedale, the son of the late Lewis and Ursala Dobbins Bishop. He was a self-employed timberman and sawmill operator.

Surviving are his wife, Gathel King Bishop; two sons, Arden Bishop of Warren, Ohio, and David Bishop of Sand Fork; three daughters, Ruth James of Sand Fork, Ermal Harris of Katy, Tex., and Mary Gumm of New Fairfield, Conn.; three brothers, Lester, Chester and Edward Bishop, all of Sutton; two sisters, Gae Lane of Spokane, Wash., and Hazel Brown of Wheeling; nine grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Carl Bishop and Victor Bishop; and three sisters, Freda McDonald, Mary Ellen Bishop and Gertrude Bishop.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARY BLACK

2/25/1999

Mary Ruth Harris Black, 101, of Ft. Myers, Fla., died Monday, Feb 15, 1999.

She was originally from Gilmer and Calhoun counties, the daughter of the late Asa B. and Sarah Margaret Leech Harris. She had resided in Ft. Myers for 21 years. She obtained her first grade teaching certificate from Glenville Normal School in 1916 and taught in one room schoolhouses in Ritchie, Gilmer and Lewis counties.

She was a member of Mt. Liberty United Methodist Church since 1914, and former member of Bull River Woman's Club, Women's Auxiliary of VFW and American Legion, Grantsville, Daughters of the Confederacy, Akron, Ohio, Grantsville Rebekah Lodge #52, where she held numerous offices including noble grand. In 1971, she was Calhoun County Belle at the West Virginia Folk Festival.

Surviving are two daughters, Katheryn Ellyson, with whom she made her home, and Margaret Iwana Stevens of Cleveland; two sons, Albert P. and Duane H., both of Ft. Myers; five grand-daughters, Sharon Wick, Shelley Palmer, Sharlene Miller, Rebecca Mason and Jeanie Forepaugh; two grandsons, Joseph Ellyson and Douglas Black; three great-granddaughters, Sherry Chancey, Kristin Palmer and Danille Ellyson; two great-grandsons, David and Dean Mason; one great-great-grandson, Steven Chancey; two step-great-grandsons, Daniel Mason and Kurt Wick; one step-great-granddaughter, Dawn Lake; three step-great-great-grandsons, Dustin, Stephen and Landon Lake; one step-great-great-granddaughter, Allysa Lake; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar P. Black, Jan. 2, 1977; three brothers, Earle, Howard and Paul Harris; and one sister, Nellie H. McClain. She was the last remaining member of her family.

Memorial services were conducted by Grantsville Rebekah Lodge #52. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem IOOF Cemetery, near Grantsville. "Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/18/1999

The Feb. 25 obituary for Mary Ruth Harris Black should have listed as surviving: two sons, Albert P. and Duane H., both of Ft. Myers.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/9/1996

DOTT SIMS BLAIR

Dott Busch McFee Sims Blair, 84, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, May 1, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William Robert and Lucinda Wilson Busch. She was a 1931 Parkersburg High School graduate and had attended Alderson-Broaddus College. She was a homemaker.

She was a 50-year member of Wirt County Farm Women's Club and Elizabeth Homemakers Club. She was honored as Wirt County Belle to the West Virginia Folk Festival, Glenville, and was a longtime member of Wirt County Senior Citizens. She was a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Kathy McFee of Elizabeth with whom she made her home; four grand-daughters, Stephanie McFee of Elizabeth, Carolyn Varlichi, Virginia "Brown" Crouser and Karen Murphy, all of Martinsburg; one grandson, Michael McFee of Elizabeth; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen McFee; second husband, Charles Sims; third husband, William Blair; six brothers, French B. Busch, Emory Ray Busch, John F. Busch, Eber N. Busch, Roscoe E. Busch and Robert Busch; and eight sisters, Mary Lusina Dawson, Blanche Ryan, Esther Snider, Emma Mason, Dorcas Gainer, Myrtle Snider, Jane Dawson and Belle Busch.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. William P. Snider officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ROBERT N. BLAND

12/24/1998

Robert N. Bland, 57, of Charleston, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at home.

A son of the late Charles Noell Bland and Pearl Maxwell Bland, he was originally from St. Albans, and was a resident of Charleston for 32 years. He was a graduate of Duke University and West Virginia University College of Law. He was a senior law partner and founder of Bland and Bland attorney-at-law, Charleston, and member of Kanawha County Bar Association, W.Va. Bar Association, W.Va. Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Association, and Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, Charleston. He was a former Kanawha County assistant prosecutor and charter member of Y's Men's Club, support group for YMCA, past president of YMCA and W.Va. State Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis.

Surviving are his wife, Paula McCormick Bland; two daughters, Robin Jean Bland of Charleston and Heather Bland Parks of South Charleston; one son, Shannon Maxwell Bland of Charleston; one sister, Betti Bland Volkers of New Orleans and Charleston; and two grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church with Rev. W. Frank Mansell, Jr., officiating, and burial in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Barlow-Bonall Funeral Home, Charleston.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Robert Bland Memorial Fund of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILMA DEWEESE BLAUVELT

8/28/1997

Wilma DeWeese Blauvelt, 48, of Palm Harbor, Fla., formerly of Minnora, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997, at her home following a long illness.

She was born in Minnora, a daughter of Mabyn DeWeese of Minnora and the late Rex DeWeese. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Churlew United Methodist Church, Palm Harbor.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Barry Blauvelt; one son, Brian Shane Seckman of Jane Lew; five sisters, Berdeal Conley of Morgantown, Jill Metz of Minnora, Arlena Jarvis of Reedy, Judy Tucker of Parkersburg and Joyce Sue Dobbins of Cape Coral, Fla.; four brothers, Clarence DeWeese of Orma, Rick DeWeese of Belmont, Ronald DeWeese of Minnora and David DeWeese of Statesville, N.C.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Minnora United Methodist Church.

Services and burial were held in Palm Harbor on Aug. 25.

Information submitted by Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/25/1995

LINA "LIL" BLOSSER

Lina Lillian "Lil" Kersey Blosser, 61, of Rt. 1, Vincent, Ohio, died Monday, May 15, 1995, at her residence after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Clifton and Lovie Powell Kersey. She grew up in Calhoun County, and was a Calhoun County High School graduate. She was a homemaker and attended Porterfield Baptist Church, Porterfield.

Surviving are her husband of 30 years, Okey H. Blosser; three sons, Denzil Wright of Hurricane, Donald Lott of Watertown and Okey P. Blosser of the home; one daughter, Patricia Toncray of Parkersburg; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Berniece Parsons of Nitro; one brother, Steven Kersey of Mason County; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Denzil Ray Kersey.

Services were held at Spencer Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Paul Knierim officiating. Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens, Rt. 339, Belpre.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/12/1996

MARGARET J. BLOSSER

Margaret Jane Blosser, 94, of Bremen, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at Fairfield Medical Center.

She was born in New Lexington, Ohio, a daughter of the late George and Nora Wilson Parker. She and her husband, Carl L. Blosser, lived at Cabot Station until 1965. She was an active member of the Methodist Church and various other organizations in Grantsville.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, James Dine and Betty Lou Blosser; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, all of Lancaster, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1976; stepfather, S. D. Nixon; one brother; and one step-brother.

Services were held at Snyder-Sheridan Funeral Home, Bremen. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/17/1994

ALMA BOATRIGHT

Alma Poling Boatright, 93, of Spencer, died Monday, Nov. 7, 1994, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Belle Simmons Poling. She was a homemaker, a restaurant worker, and was formerly employed by Goodyear Tire & Rubber. She was a Christian.

Surviving are three daughters, Lena Lewis of Lowell, Oleva Nester of Charlotte, N. C., and Irene Bates of Byesville, Ohio; two sons, Delbert Boatright of Ripley and Junior Boatright of Sand Ridge; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ELLA BOATRIGHT

7/29/1999

Ella Whytsell Boatright, 89, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Mt. Zion, died Monday, July 19, 1999, in Pebble Creek Nursing Center, Akron.

She was born in Altizer, the daughter of the late George and Mini Starcher Whytsell. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are three step-daughters, Leola Shillingburg and Olena Hopkins, both of Akron, and Wanda Stone of Hemingway, S.C., and three step-sons, Hildreth Boatright of Belpre, Ohio, Howard Boatright of Akron and Ardell Boatright of Marshall, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Boatright in 1983; one sister, Genevieve Holmes; and four brothers, Edwin, Fred, Paul and George Whytsell, Jr.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

GAY BOATRIGHT

10/22/98

Gay Boatright, 95, of Sand Ridge, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in Roane General Hospital, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County and was a former employee of Calhoun Super Service for many years and was a former Calhoun County Circuit Clerk with 18 years service.

Surviving are two daughters, Paula Price of Barberton, Ohio, and Betty Norman of Norton, Ohio; six sons, Pete, Roy and Jack Boatright, all of Norton, Calvin Boatright of Sand Ridge, Jim Boatright of Clinton, Ohio, and Odell Boatright of Barberton; two sisters, Ethel O'Brion and Bethel Harris, both of Barberton; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ona Boatright.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/31/1994

VAUGHN BOATRIGHT

Vaughn Boatright, 88, of Pennsboro, Sugar Run Community, died Wednesday, Mar. 23, 1994, near his residence of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late James S. and Almeda Lynch Boatright. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe. He was a driller in the oil fields, worked for Weirton Steel for many years, and owned and operated Town Tavern, Pennsboro. Surviving are one son, Glen Boatright of Pennsboro; one daughter, Vonetta Lanham of Pennsboro; two sisters, Ethel Harris and Bethel O'Brien, both of Barberton, Ohio; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers; one sister, and three grandchildren.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with evangelist Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Gnats Run Cemetery, near Pennsboro.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ALMA BOGGS

4/1/1999

Alma L. Boggs, 71, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Mar. 28, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Glenville, the daughter of the late Mallie and Inda Richards Parsons. She was retired from Calhoun General Hospital and attended Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Leonard Gay Boggs of Grantsville and Bernard Ray Boggs of Mineral Wells; one step-son, Lester Boggs of Lakeside, Calif.; one daughter, Donna Dawson of Kirtland, N.M.; two sisters, Lucy Roberts and Ellen Nutter, both of Little Hocking, Ohio; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her good friend, Mabel Marks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Boggs; two brothers, Leo and Lynn Parsons; and one sister, Irene Roberts.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating, and burial in St. Paul Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CHARLES BOGGS, SR.

8/12/1999

Charles E. Boggs, Sr., 70, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of the late Wyatt and Lora Jarvis Boggs. He worked as an inspector in the construction business.

Surviving are one son, Charles E. Boggs, Jr., of Grantsville; and two brothers, Brett Boggs of Charleston and Clyde Boggs of Pineville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Umstead Boggs.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/18/1996

DELLA BOGGS

Della Boggs, 90, of Five Forks, formerly of Stumptown, died Saturday, July 13, 1996, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Wirt County, a daughter, of the late John and Annie Edwards Stevens. She was a homemaker and a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are five sons, Guy Boggs of Five Forks, Oles Boggs of McClellandtown, Pa., John Welsey Boggs, Adrian Boggs and Don Boggs, all of Wheeling; one daughter, Dorothy Schoolcraft of Wheeling; one brother, Oral Stevens of Stumptown; and 20 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Boggs; and one son.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Sylvester Stump Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ENA BARR BOGGS

5/13/1999

Ena Barr Boggs, 92, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late McClellan and Jane Sharps Barr. She was a member of First Bap-tist Church, Grantsville, Daughters of the American Revolution, Calhoun General Hospital Auxiliary and Grantsville Women's Club. She donated property for the Grantsville Park and swimming pool.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathryn Rishak of Atlanta, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Linda Boggs of Akron; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymon Boggs.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/22/1994

ERMA PEARL BOGGS

Erma Pearl Boggs, 85, of Millstone, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 1994, in Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Elana, Roane County, a daughter of the late James Henry and Nina Anna McClain Hunt. She was the retired owner and operator of Village Tavern, Millstone.

Surviving is one sister, Evelyn J. Garrett of Newton.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorma Arlene Boggs, in 1986.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Clarence McKown officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 December 1999

JEFFREY BOGGS

Jeffrey A. Boggs, 37, of Minnora, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in an automobile accident near Beckley.

He was born in Orrville, Ohio, the son of Robert and Mary Juanita Helmick Boggs of Minnora. He was an employee of Excel Well Service.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Boggs and Stephenia Ann Boggs, both of Rosedale; three brothers, Kenna R. Boggs of Spencer and Mark Boggs and Robert Boggs II, both of Minnora; one sister, Patti Lunceford of Flatwoods; and matemal grandmother, Viola Helmick of Minnora.

Services will be held Thursday, I p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Amoldsburg, with Rev. Timothy Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LEONA D. BOGGS

1/14/1999

Leona Dell Welsh Boggs, 65, of Five Forks, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late William "Clarence" and Leola Nelle "Nin" Whipkey Welsh. She was a former employee of Renmar Manufacturing and held several positions at St. Joseph Hospital.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Guy F. Boggs; three children, Guy F. Boggs, Jr., of Vienna, Myra Boggs West of Parkersburg; and Douglas A. Boggs of Grantsville; six grand-children, Amber, Nathan and Brianna Boggs of Vienna, Kirk Stump of Parkersburg, and Misty and Kayla Boggs of Grantsville; one sister, Marva Welsh Barker of Grantsville; one nephew, Billy "Biff" Barker of Grantsville; and a beloved friend, Popeye.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 January 2000

MATTIE ELIZABETH BOGGS

Mattle Elizabeth Boggs, 95, of Spencer, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Mud Fork, the daughter of the late James M. and Nancy Jane Murphy West. She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

Surviving are one son, James Boggs of Euclid, Ohio; two daughters, Marie Wilson of Canton, Ohio, and Ruthie Allen of Spencer; one sister, Emma McGraw of Spencer; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Clay Boggs; one son, Foster Boggs; one daughter, Macie Boggs; three brothers; and four sisters.

Services will be held Tbursday, I p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John W. Bowen officiating. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MONNIE G. BOGGS

3/4/1999

Monnie G. Boggs, 90, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Stumptown, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Evergreen Nursing Center, Medina, following a long illness.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Worthy and Florence Minney Collins. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary K. McCoy of Medina and one brother, Ores Collins of Normantown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Boggs, and two sons, Eugene Boggs and Jack Lee Boggs.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

OLIVE DALE BOGGS

5/1/1997

Olive Dale Boggs, 61, of Nebo, died Friday, April 25, 1997, at Charleston Area Medical Center. She was born in Minnora, a daughter of the late Curt and Tilly Brannon Hicks. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Chester Edgar Boggs; three sons, Chester Edgar Boggs, Jr., of Nebo, James Moneypenny of Spencer and Curtis Moneypenny of Olympia, Wash.; three daughters, Theresa Goddard of Wheeling, Shelba Siers of Chloe and Amy Tanner of Nebo; three sisters, Joyce Metz of Akron, Janet Rexroad of Parkersburg and Oma June Tucker of Reedy; and nine grandchildren.

Services were held at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

OLLIE A. BOISE

7/31/1997

Ollie A. Boise, 79, of Belpre, died Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at The Arbors of Marietta.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Christopher Columbus "Lum" and Martha "Mattie" Villers Arthur. She graduated from Wirt County High School, the only member of her family to do so. She managed a grocery store for Pearce Campbell of Creston and later was a partner in Creston General Store. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Vienna.

Surviving are one daughter, Ola I. Boise of Belpre; one son, M. Allen Boise of Westerville, Ohio; two sisters, Laura Meadows of Parkersburg and Bertha Wells of Creston; and one granddaughter, Tiffany Rose Boise of Westerville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manford Boise; four brothers, Herbert Arthur, Louie Arthur, John Arthur and Ira Arthur; and three sisters, Hazel Henthorn, Ola Wilson and Ella Buck.

Services were held at Fellowship Baptist Church, with Rev. Jonathon Lands and Rev. Clay E. Sloan officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Reno.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JOHN B. BOLES

2/19/1998

John B. Boles, 79, of Big Bend, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at his residence.

He was a native of Tennessee and was retired from Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland.

Surviving are his wife, Pansy Boles; three daughters, Loretta Holbert of Big Bend, Ada Honaker of North Carolina and Linda Showman of Cleveland; six sons, Floyd Boles, Richard Boles and Marvin Boles, all of North Carolina, Donald Boles, Nolan Boles and Blaine Boles, all of Cleveland; four sisters, Ella Brown of Dayton, Ohio, Sarah Rich and Mary Parker, both of Oklahoma; and Hazel Houston of Tennessee; one brother, Art Boles of Oklahoma; 27 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Rose Hardin Boles.

Services and burial were in Cleveland.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/4/1996

EDNA O. BOLEY

Edna Olive Boley, 84, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Mar. 30, 1996, at Camden-Clark Hospital.

She was born in Nine Mile, Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Lydia Locke Brammer. She was a former employee of American Cyanamid and Hi Way Grille for several years. She retired from Colin Anderson Center. She authored a book of her life titled, "Life in the Hills of West Virginia." She was a member of Pleasants County Republican Woman's Club, was a former 4-H leader and was a Methodist.

Surviving are one son, Jack E. Boley, husband of Sen. Donna Boley of St. Marys; one daughter, Margaret Barley of Williams-burg, Va.; a nephew, Roy E. Brammer of St. Marys, whom she had raised since his birth; one sister, Sylvia Mayo of Belmont; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Boley; one infant son; five brothers, Everett Brammer, William Brammer, Clyde Brammer, Roy Brammer and Earl Brammer; and two sisters, Dora Catherine Brammer and Millie Sunderman.

Services were held at Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Rev. Clyde Brammer, Jr., officiating. Burial was in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DEANNA LYNN BOLLINGER

4/23/1998

Deanna Lynn Bollinger, 39, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Apr. 18, 1998, at the residence of her parents, Donald R. and Pearl Mace Bollinger of Washington, W.Va., following an extended illness.

She was born in Warren, Ohio. She was a member of Wash-ington United Methodist Church. She graduated from Herndon (Virginia) High School, and received her associates degree in nursing from Parkersburg Community College. She was employed as a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in 1981 until she became ill in 1987.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one sister, Nikki Rae Bollinger of Parkersburg; one brother, Scott Alan Bollinger of Columbus, Ohio; and maternal grandmother, Marie Mace of Vienna.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Raymond and Lucy Starcher Bollinger of Grantsville, and maternal grandfather, Glen F. Mace of Arnoldsburg.

Services were held Tuesday, 4 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick DeQuasie and Rev. Elwood Fleming officiating. Burial was in Mace Cemetery, Calhoun County. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington U.M. Church.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LLOY D. BONAR

11/6/1997

Dr. Lloy D. Bonar, 90, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Scottsdale, Ariz., died Monday, Oct. 27, at Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood, Ohio.

He was born in Marshall County, a son of the late Eustace I. Bonar and Retta Montgomery Bonar Liston. He was a 1925 graduate of Mansfield High School, Mansfield, Ohio, attended West Liberty College, and received a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in 1929. He attended W.Va. Medical School and graduated from University of Cincinnati Medical School in 1933. He was a general practitioner from 1935-42 in Mansfield.

During World War II, he served as flight surgeon and captain with a pilot's rating in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Troop Carrier Group, based in England and France. He was an active pilot and airplane owner for 48 years and was a member of Flying Physicians Association.

After World War II, he returned to Mansfield where he practiced obstetrics and gynecology from 1946-62. From 1962-80, he specialized in gynecology with an emphasis on cancer surgery.

He was a member of Executive University Rotary, Westbrook Country Club, Marquis Masonic Lodge 690 AF&AM and First Congregational Church.

Surviving are his wife, Edythe Salo Maxim-Bonar of North Ridgeville; one brother, C. Robert Bonar of Harrisville; two nephews, Robert G. Bonar of Grantsville and David Bonar of Potomac, Md.; two nieces, Barbara L. Hadley of Marietta and Diane Bonar of Sacramento, Calif.; three great-nephews; and four great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Nelson; his second wife, Rosemary Bonar; and one brother, Martin C. Bonar.

Memorial services were to be announced at a later date.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

STELLA BONAR

3/18/1999

Stella M. Bonar, 76, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 13, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Arthur and Molly Parsons Keith. She was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday School for a number of years.

Surviving are one son, Albert Bonar of Belpre; one daughter, Shirley Wingrove of Belpre; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse M. Bonar in 1974; one son, Delbert Bonar; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Elmer Keith, Lora Keith and Willie Keith; and one sister, Gay Altizer.

Services were held at Reed Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Bob Randolph officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

NELLIE G. BONNELL

2/12/1998

Nellie G. Bonnell, 91, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Big Battle, Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Terrence Lee and Margaret E. Tate Ford. She was a home-maker and a member of Hurst Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Alma Halker of Marietta, Margaret Corbitt of Vienna and Virginia Ringer of Parkersburg; one son, Gene Bonnell of West Union; two sisters, Arvilla Millican of Grantsville and Roanna Holbert of Cleveland; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Edward Bonnell; one son, Lloyd Bonnell; four brothers; one sister; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, with Pastor Denver Burnside officiating. Burial was in Salem K of P Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/13/1995

DEWARD BOOHER

Deward Booher, 73, of Orma, died Monday, April 10, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Ralph and Oda Luzader Booher. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was retired from Spencer State Hospital. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are his wife, Freda White Booher; two daughters, Loretta Sampson of Marion, Ind., and Carol Swearinger of Chloe; one son, David Booher of Ripley; four sisters, Helena Fulks of Arnoldsburg, Virginia Cunningham of Norton, Ohio, Janet Craddock of Vienna and Susie Rauch of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; one brother, Theodore Booher of Emlenton, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Grover Booher.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Orma Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

HATTIE BOOHER

3/26/1998

Hattie Booher, 96, of Millstone, died Friday, Mar. 20, 1998, in Roane General Hospital, following a long illness.

She was born in Mt. Zion, a daughter of the late Marsellus and Hannah Slider Stout. She was a former cook in various restaurants in Calhoun County, and was employed by Seiberling Rubber Co., Barberton, Ohio, during World War II. She was a member of Stoney Point United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg, and American Legion Auxiliary, Victor Hamilton Post #82, Grantsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Irene Lynch of Arnoldsburg and Velma Wood of Millstone; one son, Donald Booher of Barberton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester B. Booher in 1983; three infant children; one grandson, Ronald Wood; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, with Rev. Robert Shannon and Rev. Homer Hensley officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


Mrs. VIRGINIA V. BOONE

Mrs. Virginia Verle Boone, 53, of Florence, Ariz., formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Aug. 18, 1978 in Florence following a long illness. She was born in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Holly and Delphia Bennett Kendall.

She is survived by her husband, Verdon Boone; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Fisher of Ohio; four brothers, Haymond Kendall of Walker, Virgil Kendall of Grantsville, Frank Kendall of Barberton, Ohio and Hatzell (Pat) Kendall of Parkersburg; tow sisters, Mrs. June Poling of Barberton and Mrs. Tessa Elliot of Vienna; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son.

Funeral services were held in Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with Rev. Warder E. Stump Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Shock Cemetery.

(James Perry Kendall)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/6/1994

OPAL BOOTHE

Opal Boothe, 83, of Tariff, died Friday, Sept. 30, 1994, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Tariff, daughter of the late Henry J. and M. Louisa Drake Boothe. She was a switchboard operator for the former Citizens Telephone Co. and an accomplished seamstress. She was a Protestant.

Survivors include a foster daughter, Wilma Stewart Smith of Louisa, Va.; a brother, Woodrow Boothe of Tariff; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother; four half brothers; and four half sisters. Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Robert Keen officiating. Burial was in Tariff Cemetery, Tariff.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/2/1995

GERALD L. BOURNE

Gerald L. "Gary" Bourne, 62, of Glenville, died Friday, Feb. 24, 1995, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, after a three-week illness.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, a son of Pauline Bourne Kelley of White Oaks, N.C., and the late Donley Bourne. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a conservation officer with the rank of sergeant who served Gilmer, Roane, and Calhoun counties for 32 years. He was a member of Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge, both of Clarksburg, and National Rifle Association.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Iris Mace Bourne; a daughter, Pam O'Brien of Spencer; and a brother, Carrol L. Bourne of Chandler, Ariz. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold K. Bourne.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/30/1995

GLADYS M. BOWER

Gladys Murdayne Gainer Bower, 88, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

She was born in Henrietta, a daughter of the late Oak and Esther Wagoner Gainer.

Surviving are two daughters, Delma Atkinson of Brunswick, Ohio, and Ernestine Blankenship of Grantsville; one son, Morris Bower of Parkersburg; two brothers, Frank Gainer of Grantsville and George Gainer of Bloomingdale, Ohio; one sister, Louise Rusnak of Bloomingdale; two grandchildren; three great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmas O. Bower; one brother, Harry Gainer; and three sisters, Uthol Gainer, Clair Smith and Dutch Barker.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/6/1995

LULA MAE BOWER

Lula Mae Bower, 79, of Charleston, died Saturday, April 1, 1995 at Charleston Area Medical Center, after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William H. and Azzie Norman Parsons. She was a homemaker and had resided in Campbell's Creek for the past 33 years. She was a member of Carver Senior Citizens, Carver Quilting Club, and Farrar Memorial Baptist Church, Rand.

Surviving are three daughters, Catherine L. Hall of Diamond, B. Grace Woods and Hettie O. Abston, both of Belle; two sons, Orval D. "Country" Bower of Campbell's Creek and Roy D. Bower of Garland, Tex.; one sister, Goldie Canup of Florida; two brothers, Raymond Parsons and Dempsy Parsons, both of Akron, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Rev. Herbert Harper and Rev. Omar Rucker officiating, and burial at 1 p.m. in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/13/1996

NELLIE T. BOWER

Nellie T. Bower, 86, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, June 7, 1996, at Akron General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Charley and Geneva Wells Thomas. She had been a resident of Akron since 1942. She was a former employee of Sun Rubber Co. for 13 years and Akron General Hospital for 17 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of Sun Rubber Retirees Association and Akron Baptist Temple.

Surviving are one son, Thomas Bower of Akron; one sister, Geneva Pell of Akron; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley "Cutter" Bower.

Graveside services were held at Big Bend Cemetery, with Rev. James Pearson officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/10/1994

OPAL JANE BOWER

Opal Jane Bower, 82, of Evans, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 1994, at Jackson General Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Jesse and Mary Stalnaker Williams. She was a homemaker and attended the Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Surviving are six sons, Forest C. Bower, Jr., of Sullivan, Ohio, Marvin Bower of Ravenswood, Kenneth Bower of Cleveland, Richard Bower of Canton, Jesse Bower and Mitchell Bower, both of Evans; seven daughters, Phyllis Lewis and Sharon Harden, both of Louisville, Ohio, Gloria King and Beverly King, both of Evans, Janet Clark of Ravenswood, Shirley Lieving of Grove City, Ohio, and Roberta Sue Prouty of Johnstown, Ohio; one brother, Alva Williams of Vienna; one sister, Irene Stevens of Lorain, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest C. Bower; one son, Roger Bower; three brothers, Hale Williams, Holly Williams and Albert Williams; and two sisters, Gladys Williams and Millie Dee Holbert.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Rev. Orville Walker officiating, and burial to be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/25/1996

TERRENCE L. BOWER

Terrence (Terry) Lee Bower, 43, died suddenly at his home in Lexington, Ken., on Monday, Jan. 15, 1996.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Dan E. and Grace Hathaway Bower. He attended schools in Vienna and Wheeling and graduated from Magnolia High School, New Martinsville. He attended Marshall University.

He was a former manager of Hills Dept. Store, Vienna, and opened other Hills stores in West Virginia, New York, Pennsyl-vania and Kentucky. He was employed by Mothers Records and Tapes, Louisville, Ken., and opened new stores in Louisville, Atlanta and several areas in Florida. At the time of his death, he was vice-president of marketing for Direct Programming Services, Lexington.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sara Collingsworth Bower, and a brother, Jonathan D. Bower of East Lansing, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Karen Nutter Bower; his grandparents, C.O. and Opal Bower, formerly of Big Bend, and O.C. and Grace Miller Hathaway of Grantsville.

Services were held at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, with Brother Don Frye officiating. Burial was in historic Lexington Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HAZEL MAE BOWERS

5/27/1997

Hazel Mae Bowers, 83, of Spencer, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Kenna Jones and Addie Norman McKown. She formerly worked in several area restaurants, was a homemaker, and attended Slate United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Gene Bowers, Harold Bowers and Allen Bowers, all of Spencer; one sister, Maysel Pegnard of Grapevine, Tex.; two brothers, Oris McKown of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Harley McKown of Minnora; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Bowers; one daughter, Elladean Kaiser; three brothers; and one half-sister.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

IRWIN M.G. BOWERS

6/26/1997

Irwin Manuel Guy "Manny" Bowers, 52, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Leatherbark, a son of Guy Minter Bowers and the late Thelma Blanche Carpenter Bowers. He was employed by the Dept. of Highways and was a member of Leachtown Church of Christ.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Patsy Bowers of Elizabeth; two daughters, Crystal Arthur of Creston and Angela Haddox of St. Marys; one sister, Essie Fendickel of Parkersburg; one brother, Billy Ray Bowers of Vienna; three grandchildren; and one aunt.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Evangelist Charles Gibbs officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/7/1996

JERRY BOWERS

Jerry "Boatman" Bowers, 56, of Baytown, Tex., died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1996, in Baytown. He was born in Millstone, a son of the late Garrison and Mindy Bowers.

Surviving are his wife of 13 years, Carolyn Clepper; two sons, Russ Bowers of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Tom Bowers of Parkersburg; two daughters, Rebecca McDonald of Cincinnati and Cindy Fenn of Pensacola, Fla.; one step-daughter, Susan Broussard of Hardin, Tex.; one stepson, Randy Clepper of Baytown; one brother, Larry Bowers of Parkersburg; one sister, Connie Kipp of Parkersburg; his stepmother, Lucille Bowers of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

Services were held at Earthman Funeral Home, Baytown, with David Ellis officiating. Burial was in White Cemetery, Highlands, Tex.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/8/1994

WANDA J. BOWERS

Wanda J. Bowers, 59, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, Sept 1, 1994, at her residence. She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late James and Ernie Burrows Saunders. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Guy M. Bowers: one son, Billy Ray Bowers of Vienna; one stepson, Erwin M. Bowers of Slate; one stepdaughter, Fern Dickele of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Opal Malley of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, John Boggs, Orville Saunders, Chester Saunders and James J. Saunders; and seven sisters, Roxie Holbert, Ruby Ross, Lois Hines, E. Pauline Miller, Pearl Lowther, Geraldine Williams and Helen Waters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Bill Daniels officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/18/1996

ORA F. BOWLEY

Ora F. Bowley, 69, of Spencer, died Saturday, July 13, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Neil :and Grace Sampson Starcher. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Teddy Ball of Spencer; one sister, Rhoda Griffin of Spencer; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Enoch Preston Ball; second husband, Harold Bowley; seven sisters; and six brothers.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Larry Haught officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PAULINE L. BOYCE

9/11/1997

Pauline L. Boyce, 86, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Jessie and Pearl Evans Powell. She was a homemaker and member of Stephenson United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Ava Owens of Parkersburg; one son, Cleon Boyce of Parkersburg; two brothers, Jessie Powell and Hagan Powell, both of Barberton, Ohio; three sisters, Marie Mace of Vienna, Velma Ferrell of Doylestown, Ohio, and Vivian Keyser of Summersville; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Boyce; four brothers; and two sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. William Haynes, Jr., officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/23/1995

PATRICIA BOYD

Patricia Vaughan Boyd, 54, of Bellmore, N.Y., formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of Lloyd and Elva Vaughan of Grantsville, where she resided until attending Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi. She served as a nurse in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1967. She was stationed on Okinawa and was later chosen to serve as a nurse on the V.I.P. Unit at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. Recently, she worked as a supervisor for home care nurses in New York.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Harold Boyd; two daughters, Guinevere Thompson of Columbia, Md., and Daphne Boyd of New Britain, Conn.; two sons, Harold D. Boyd, Jr., of Portland, Ore., and James Thomas Boyd of Bellmore, N.Y.; one brother, Michael Vaughan of Williamstown; three sisters, Caroline Charonko of Charleston, Susan Vaughan of Dunbar, and Jeannie Tanner of Vienna; and four grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/29/1994

IVA R. BOYLES

Iva R. Boyles, 80, of Crooksville, Ohio, died Sunday, Sept. 18, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Elliott and Icy May Stutler Starcher. She worked at American Viscose and St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg. She was a member of Crooksville Free Methodist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Gladys Miller of Crooksville; two brothers, Charles Starcher of Akron and Virgil Starcher of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira J. Boyles; and five sisters, Evie Goff, Geneva Brannon, Eva Cross, Ora Wilson, and Nora White.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EVA BRACKIN

12/3/1998

Eva Nell Brackin, 77, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1898, at her residence.

She was born in Chloe, the daughter of the late William and Laura Conley. She moved to Akron in 1941 and was employed by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for 35 years. She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Conley of Akron; one sister, Orvia Harold of Akron; one stepson, Dale; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Patti.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Brackin, on Nov. 18, 1998; her first husband, David Gibson, in 1961; two brothers, Delmar and Samuel Conley; and one sister, Anna Conley.

Services were held at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. William D. Lee officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

FRANCES J. BRADY

11/19/1998

Frances J. Brady, 59, of Mathias, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

She was born in Gilmer County. She was a member of Walker E.U.B. Church, Walker.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Borden Brady; five daughters, Sherry Brown of Clayton, N.C., Kimberly Jo Wilkins of Timberville, Va., Cindy Amelia Oster of Ft. Worth, Tex., Dawn Marie Graham of Northfork and Tracy Lee Robinson of Mathias; one son, Randy Scott Brady of Mathias; two sisters, Carolyn Wallace of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Marilyn Nygard of Fairfax, Minn.; one brother, Veral Minney of Ripley; nine foster children; 13 grandchildren; 11 foster grandchildren; and one foster great-grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - Feb. 21, 1999

ANNA MARIE BRAGG

Anna Marie Bragg, 60, of Cedar Grove died Feb. 18, 1999, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a native of Calhoun County, a homemaker and a Protestant. She was a longtime resident of Kanawha and Fayette counties.

Surviving: sons, Mark Rogers and Junior McKinney, both of Oak Hill, Billy Rogers and Johnny Rogers, both of Glasgow; daughters, Phyllis Bragg of Glasgow, Judy Myers of Richwood, Sherry Green of Oak Hill; brother, Jimmy Smith of Fayetteville; sister, Ollie Bays of Fayetteville; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Prosperity, with the Rev. Billy Ballard officiating. Burial will be in the memorial gardens. There will be no visitation. Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/2/1995

CECIL G. BRANNON

Cecil G. Brannon, 83, of Mt. Nebo, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1995, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a long illness.

He was born in Orma, a son of the late Peter and Vietta Pet Boggs Brannon. He was a retired coal miner, owner of Brannon's Store in Mt. Nebo, and a member of Midland Trail No. 166 Masonic Lodge and Hilltop Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie Keffer Brannon; two daughters, Lena Hilton of Mt. Hope and Sharon Sawyers of Richwood; three sons, Cecil Gail of Cleveland, Ohio, Thomas Lee of Louisville, Ken., and Carl Edward of Mt. Nebo; two sisters, Marie Carpenter of Marietta, Ohio, formerly of Orma, and Zadia Greathouse of Richwood; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roscoe Brannon, and a sister, Lula Norman of Minnora.

Services were held at Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with Rev. Garlin Groves officiating. Burial was in the Brannon Family Cemetery, Mt. Nebo, with Masonic rites conducted by Midland Trail Lodge No. 166.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/20/1994

GENEVIEVE BRANNON

Genevieve Brannon, 70, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Altizer, a daughter of the late Shirley and Lula Roberts Craddock. She was a member of Stoney Point United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Sue Oshoway of Grantsville; one son, Orval Rue Brannon of Grantsville; two sisters, Martha Summers of Norton, Ohio, and Loretta Bender of Mays Landing, N.J.; one grandaughter; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orval Rue Brannon, in 1974; one son, Delmas Brannon; and one brother, Landa Craddock.

Services were held at Stoney Point United Methodist Church with Rev. Phillip Hickman officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SELDON W. BRANNON

12/25/1997

Seldon W. Brannon, 91, of Romney, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Orma, a son of the late Weaver H. and Ollie Spencer Brannon. He graduated from West Virginia School for the Blind in 1927 and received his AB degree from Glenville State College in 1931, graduating magna cum laude. He received his master's degree from West Virginia University in 1947 and did graduate work at Duke University. His 39-year career was spent as teacher and principal of West Virginia School for the Blind in Romney. In 1950, he received the honor of being the only totally blind person chosen to attend the international convention for the blind in Oslo, Norway. He edited the book, "Historic Hampshire," published in 1976 in commemoration of the bicentennial. When Hampshire Day was organized, he became the first Knight of Olde Hampshire. He was selected alumnus of the year for Glenville State College in 1968. He was a member of national and state teacher organizations, Lions Club and Rotary Club, both of Romney, and First United Methodist Church, Romney.

Surviving are his caregiver of 48 years, Josephine Woods of Romney; two sisters, Ivah Campbell and Stella Chenoweth, both of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Hubbs Brannon; one brother, Ottice Brannon; and two sisters, Elva Poling Kerby and Mae Offutt.

Services were held at Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney. Grave-side services were held at Orma United Methodist Church Ceme-tery, Orma, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MAE ALEXANDER BRINSON

9/24/98

Mae Alexander Brinson, 93, of Minnora, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

She was born in Pickens, S.C., the daughter of the late J.C. (Sweet) and Louise Sanders Alexander and step-daughter of the late Nancy L. Holden Alexander. She taught school in both Pickens and Oconce counties, South Carolina, for several years. She spent her last years in Redfield, Ark., before moving to West Virginia to live with her son and family. She was a Baptist and a member of Redfield Missionary Church. She was active in church work for many years.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John Ware and Kristine Saunders Brinson of Minnora; twn granddaughters, Dana Marie Brinson and Jessica Lynne Brinson, both of Minnora; one gra dson, David Scott Brinson of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Inez Alexander Wilhite of Walhalla, S.C., and Naomi Alexander Beard of Pickens; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ware Brinson, Sr.

Services were held at Redfield Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Redfield Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Redfield Missionary Church, P.O. Box 25, Redfield, AK 72132.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/21/1996

JESSE BROOKOVER, JR.

Jesse Brookover, Jr., 67, of Sebring, Fla., died Tuesday, Mar. 12, 1996, at his residence.

He was born on Sand Ridge, a son of the late Jesse and Flora Hawkins Brookover. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired truck driver. He was a life member of VFW Post 4300, a charter member of Honor Guard and DAV Post 49.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Seitz Brookover; one son, Kenneth Brookover of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three daughters, Marcie Sherwood of Boynton Beach, Fla., Kimberly Fitzgerald of Coral Springs, Fla., and Jennifer Podnar of Clinton, Ohio; two sisters, Ruby Goodlett of Sand Ridge and Bertha Hosey of Grantsville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glenville McBride officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/20/1994

CLYDE W. BROWN

Clyde W. Brown, 88, of Montana Mines community, Fairmont, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1994, at Grafton City Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Stephen Jacob and Josephine Elizabeth Keaton Brown. He retired in 1968 from B.F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Plant, Akron, where he worked for more than 40 years. After his retirement, he and his wife returned to Fairmont. He was a member of Hoult United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, softball and baseball. He coached a little league softball team in Akron.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Margaret L. Holbert Brown; four sons, James William Brown, Sr., of Florida, John Robert Brown of Atlanta, Ga., Howard L. Brown of Stow, Ohio, and Lawrence C. Brown of Munroe Falls, Ohio; three daughters, Opal M. Bolyard and Roberta Masters, both of Montana Mines, and Karen Sue Coe of Cutler; four sisters, Mable Yutz of Kent, Ohio, Erma Keiskell of Fairmont, Reva VanGilder of Bunner Ridge, and Callie Pontius of Milton Lake, Ohio; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer Brown and Hobert Brown; three sisters, Agnes Stevens, Sarah Pontius and Mary Brown; and two grandsons, Robert Lynn Brown and George Allen Brown.

Services were held at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 August 1999

ELIZABETH BROWN

Elizabeth Brown, 81, of Vienna, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Pond Creek, the daughter of the late Will and Nellie Stephens. She was retired from Eazor Express and was a member of Trinity United Methodist church and Good Sam Camping Club.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Melvin Brown; one niece, Betty Adams of Ironton, Ohio; one nephew, Charles Brown of Grantsville; and several cousins.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Thomas Malcolm officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/4/1994

RUTH P. BROWN

Ruth P. Brown, 72, of Coolville, Ohio, died Thursday, July 28, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late James and Alice Butler Siers. She was a homemaker and a member of Brookpark United Methodist Church, Brookpark, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Sheridan R. Brown; two daughters, Betty Arnold of Coolville and Carolyn Knotts of Vincent; two sons, John Brown of Brookpark and Richard Brown of Medina, Ohio; five sisters, Nelsie Parsons of Grove City, Ohio, Hazel Kreighbaum of Uniontown, Ohio, Orma Criss of Massillon, Ohio, Verba King of Chloe and Nell Jarvis of Spencer; three brothers, Sherwood Siers of Fayetteville, Ray Siers of Chloe and Shirley Siers of Charleston; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Jarvis.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

SANFORD R. BROWN

1/29/1998

Sanford R. Brown, 75, of Springfield, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan 1, 1998, at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield.

He was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Hamden, Ohio, a son of the late Orin and Minnie McWilliams Brown.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Springfield, a World War II Army veteran, and was retired from Air Tools (Global Industrial Technologies).

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Ethel Collins Brown, formerly of Calhoun County; one son, Olan Dean Brown of Lima, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sara Dale Brown, and one son, Gary R. Brown.

Services were held at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Peters officiating. Burial was in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SHERIDAN BROWN

4/15/1999

Sheridan G. Brown, 79, of Coolville, Ohio, died Monday, Apr. 12, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Albert and Artie Suttle Brown. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Class of 1940, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the aircraft carrier USS Barnes. He was retired from Ford Motor Co., Brookpark, Ohio, and attended Coolville United Methodist Church. He was an accomplished violin maker and wood craftsman.

Surviving are his wife, Greta Bailey Suttle Brown; two daughters, Betty Arnold of Coolville and Acrolyn Knotts of Belpre, Ohio; two sons, John Brown of Brookpark and Richard Brown of Medina, Ohio; two sisters, Vesta Stalnaker of Parkersburg and Vada Duffield of Beverly; two brothers, Shirley Brown of Rockville, Md., and Rector Brown of Winchester, Va.; 13 grand-children; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Siers Brown, in 1994; one daughter, Sandra Jarvis, in 1981; and one brother, Sherman Brown.

Services will be held Friday, 1:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mark Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at Coolville U.M. Church on Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., and at Stump Funeral Home on Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLIE BROWN

6/19/1997

Willie "Billie" Brown, 89, of Corry, Pa., died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, in Corry.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late W.H. and Hester Simers Ayers. She was a Calhoun County High School graduate and a homemaker. She was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Stevens of Corry; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Brown, and one daughter, Phyllis Hardman. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 February 2000

WILBERT BRUMAGE

Wilbert Brumage, 99, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000. at Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Walter Howard and India Lee Rice Brumage. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War 11, serving with the Navy SeaBees. He had attended Epworth United Methodist Church and had been employed by F.M.C. American Viscose as a foreman until his retirement. He was a member of Wood County Beagle Club and Parkersburg American Legion Post #15.

Surviving are one sister, Eva Brumage Cooper of Vienna; one brother, Edward Fly of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Florence Brumage; one brother, Harold Brumage; and one sister, Grayce Brumage Dawson.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Roy Knight, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MARY F. BRYNER

10/29/98

Mary F. Bryner, 96, of Annamoriah died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, and was a member of Bryner Chapel Church, Annamoriah, where she served as church secretary.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews and her caregiver, Virginia Swart of Creston.She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bryner.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/15/1996

CLARENCE J. BUCK

Clarence J. Buck, 65, of Windsor Township, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, at Geauga Regional Hospital, Ohio.

He was born in Joker, a son of the late Theodore Buck and Parks Ruthford Buck. He was an inspector at Kennametal, Inc., Orwell, Ohio.

Surviving are three sisters, Thelma Cooper of Clinton, Ohio, Opal Swisher of Munday, Delma Martin of Nelsonville, Ohio; eight brothers, Harold Buck of Cleveland, Ohio, Eugene Buck of Big Springs, Robert Buck, Denzyl Buck, Charles Buck and Delbert Buck, all of Guysville, Ohio, Donald Buck and Ronnie Buck, both of Coolville, Ohio; and two granddaughters, Christina Neely and Stephanie Neely of Orwell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Buck, and a daughter, Cheryl Neely.

Services were held at Paine Funeral Home, Orwell, with Rev. Thomas Purchase officiating. Burial was in Montville Cemetery, Montville Township, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 2/14/1911

G. T. BUCK

G. T. Buck, well known in this county, died at his home near Parkersburg last week, after an extended illness with serofula. He is 34 years of age, and leaves a wife and four small children. The funeral services were held at Creston, and remains were interred in the Creston Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KENNETH L. BUCK, SR.

6/5/1997

Kenneth L. Buck, Sr., 70, of Randallstown, Md., died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of Orvin Buck of Zanesville, Ohio, and the late Vanna Core Buck. He was a retired vice principal of Franklin Junior High School, Resisterstown, Md.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Patricia S. Buck of Randallstown; three sons, Jon M. Buck of Houston, Tex., Kenneth L. Buck, Jr., of Sparks, Md., and Joel R. Buck of Randalls-town; two brothers, Orvin Glen Buck of Grantsville and Garland Buck of Columbus, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Bethle-hem Cemetery, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating. Arrangements are by Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLIAM BUIE

1/16/1997

William R. Buie, 72, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Statesboro, Ga., a son of the late Daniel and Edith North Buie. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He owned and operated Buie's Service Center and Grocery Co., Big Bend, from 1960-73. He was a retired postal clerk and was a member of Eureka Lodge 40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Charleston Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies, and Nemesis Temple of Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Parsons Buie; one daughter, Jo Ann Davison of Thomasville, Ga.; two brothers, Daniel K. Buie of Jacksonville, Fla., and Leroy Buie of Shelbyville, Tenn.; two sisters, Edith Ray Buie and Thelma Copeland, both of Jacksonville; and three grandchildren, Elisha Wolfe and Christopher Wolfe, both of Sopherton, Ga., and Bradley Hand of Thomasville, Ga.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Sybil Collins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronald Swiney officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/20/1995

BURL L. BULLARD

Burl L. Bullard, 77, of Minnora, died Tuesday, April 11, 1995, near Arnoldsburg.

He was born in Left Hand, Roane County, a son of the late Early Waitman and Alice Victoria Bailey Bullard. He was a retired employee of Union Carbide Corp., South Charleston, and was a member of the former White Oak Baptist Church, Chloe.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Hazel A. Ellison Bullard; three daughters, Sandra Hackney of Minnora, Frances Tawney of Garner, N.C., and Vicki DeWeese of Belmont; one son, John Bullard of Chloe; one sister, Imogene Jackson of Little Creek, S.C.; four grandsons; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bruce Bullard, Sidney Bullard and Bernard Bullard; and two sisters, Irene Pugh and Icy Siers.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. J. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


6/2/1994

JEAN BULLARD

Mrs. Jean Bullard, 84, of Tampa, Fla., died Monday, May 30, 1994, in Tampa, following an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George Warren and Cordelia Short Knotts.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eupha Davis of Decatur, Ala.; two sons, Euell Bullard of Grantsville and Robert Bullard of Tampa; one brother, George Blackie Knotts of Orma; one sister, Mrs. Gay Stalnaker of Weston; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce E. Bullard, in 1965; three sisters; and two brothers.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 2, and services will be held on Friday, June 3, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JAMES BUNNER

10/7/1999

James L. Bunner, 90, of St. Albans, formerly of Brohard, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Putnam General Hospital, Winfield.

He was born in Munday, the son of the late John and Eva Baileys Bunner. He attended Wirt County schools and was a former oil field worker with Roberts Oil and Gas. He retired from Wetherall Construction Co. and moved to St. Albans in 1976.

Surviving are four sons, Roy Bunner of High Point, N.C., Charles Bunner of Parkersburg, Basil Bunner of Holly, Mich., and Argil Bunner of Sneffer, Fla.; one daughter, Geraldine Miller of St. Albans; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Jones Bunner, in 1948; three grandsons; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Lovell Shinn officiating, and burial in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DAVID DELBERT BURDETTE

2/11/1999

David Delbert Burdette, 82, of Orma, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following a long illness.

He was born in Paint Creek, the son of James and Bertha Burdette.

Surviving are one daughter, Billie M. Taylor of Morgantown; one son, Bob Burdette of Morgantown; three sisters, Margaret O'Dell and Teressie Moto, both and Hansford, and Ruth Dunbar of Indiana; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Orma United Methodist Church, with Rev. Loren Price officiating, and burial in Orma U.M. Cemetery. There were no visitations scheduled.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/6/1994

MADGE E. BURNS

Madge E. Burns, 86, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1993, at St. Joseph's Hospital Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Scott and Lona Wilson Peninger. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Robert Burns of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one daughter, Colleen Duskey of Grantsville; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Burns, and one brother, Eugene B. Peninger. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ROBERT EUGENE BURNS

5/21/1998

Robert Eugene Burns, 68, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., died Thursday, May 14, 1998, at his farm near Grantsville.

He was born in Calhoun County, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a former employee of Tuthill Corp., Ft. Wayne.

Surviving are his wife, Elsie Louisa Lauchlan Burns; one son, Robert E. Burns, Jr., of Grantsville; two daughters, Donna Lorrain Burns and Linda Irene Burns, both of Ft. Wayne; one sister, Colleen Duskey of Grantsville; and one grandchild, Connor Burns Stucker of Ft. Wayne.

Graveside services were held at Burns Family Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/20/1995

RUTH BURNS

Ruth Burns, 86, of Sand Ridge, died Wednesday, July 12, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Index, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Joshua D. and Samilda Kelley Smith. She was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Stanley Burns of Lake Lynn, Pa.; one daughter, Barbara Stump of Dublin, Va.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clairel "Tarzan" Burns, in 1982; seven brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RUSSELL BURNSIDE

9/17/98

Russell Burnside, 85, formerly of Reedy, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Elizabeth City, N.C.

Surviving are 10 children, Helen of Ohio, Freda of Arkansas, Glenna of Reedy,Mary of Ripley, Carles of Salem, General of Ohio, Elijah of Ohio, Elisha of Chloe, Thomas of Rosedale and Branty of Palmdale, Fla., and two stepsons, Kenneth of Elizabeth City and David of San Jose, Calif.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 December 1999

CHARLES BURROWS

Charles J. Burrows, 76, of Spencer, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Camden- Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Washington, Pa., the son of the late Charles H. and Lena M. Fleishner Burrows. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and was a truck driver and oil field tool dresser. He was a member of American Legion Post #744, Marianna, Pa., and attended Church of the Living God, Spencer.

Surviving are one brother, Donald Burrows of Spencer, and one sister, Grace Jean Uhlhorn of Bothell, Wash.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Clarence McKown officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/28/1996

ERNEST H. BURROWS

Ernest Howard Burrows, 56, of White Pine, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at his daughter's residence in Richfield, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late James and Delta Starcher Burrows. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired employee of Ford Motor Co., Ohio, and a member of Meridan Sun Lodge 69, AF&AM.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Burrows; four daughters, Carla Jean Piskac of Peninsula, Ohio, Debbie Howard of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Leisha Burrows and Sherry Craig, both of Richfield; two sisters, Ernestine Gainer of Grantsville and Dena Plant of Ohio; one brother, Coleman Gene Burrows of Grantsville; and four grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lawson Whipkey officiating, and burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/8/1996

HAYWARD BURROWS, SR.

Hayward Donnie Burrows, Sr., 82, of Murraysville, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Walter and Mary Givens Burrows. He was a maintenance pipefitter. He was a member of Pipefitters Local No. 565 of Parkersburg, founder and builder of Five Forks Community Church, taught Sunday School at many churches, and a member of Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Kathryn Boselton Burrows; four sons, Hayward Donnie Burrows, Jr., and Randy Alan Burrows, both of Murraysville, William Dean Burrows of Washington, and Richard Burrows of Parkersburg; three daughters, Kathy Sue Bailey of Murraysville, Betsy Lynch of Dayton, Ohio, and Merlene Cline of Columbus; three brothers, Andy Burrows of Florida, Donald Burrows of Walker and Leonard Burrows of Vienna; three sisters, Irene Sears of Grantsville, Evelyn Fry of Gambrie, Ohio, and Lorene Wires of Little Hocking; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Emogene Davis.

Services were held at Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Jack Davis officiating. Burial was in Ravenswood Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 6/11/1912

JONATHAN BURROWS

Jonathan Burrows, who lived on the ridge East of Grantsville, died Saturday morning after a short illness of typhoid fever. The remains were interred Sunday at Pleasant Hill. Mr. Burrows was one of the county's hard working and highly respected citizens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROBERT BURROWS

4/15/1999

Robert H. Burrows, 71, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Apr. 6, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Earl and Dula Blake Burrows. He was a Korean War veteran, member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, and member of VFW Post #5959, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Burrows of Mt. Zion and Pauline Woofter of Bridgeport.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward H. Burrows.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/21/1996

T. RUSSELL BURROWS

T. Russell Burrows, 71, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late French and Diane Boggs Burrows. He was a Temple University graduate, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and retired from the Heinz Division of Kelsey-Hayes Corp., Philadelphia. He was a scout-master for Boy Scouts of America in Philadelphia for several years and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are one daughter, Dorothea Fogel of Lansdale, Pa.; one son, Allan Burrows of Baysville, N.J.; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000

THURL BURROWS

Thurl H. "Shorty" Burrows, 83, of Dickinson, Tex., died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Mainland Medical Center, Texas City, Tex.

He was born in Five Forks, the son of the late Bertha and Wattie Burrows. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was retired from Monsanto as an operator with 25 years of service and was a member of Hitchcock Mason Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Burrows; one daughter, Sharlene Miller of Reeves, La.; two sons, Russell Burrows of Lake Charles, La., and Wattie Lynn Burrows of Dickinson, Tex.; four sisters, Oleta Dye of Spencer, Juanita Heffner of Parkersburg, Reva Hanshaw of Cleveland, Ohio, and Leota Leslie of Tennessee; three brothers, Myrul Burrows of Cochranton, Pa., Clifford Burrows of Parkersburg and Gerald Burrows of Cleveland; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Cravens, La. Visitation was scheduled at the church on Wednesday after 3 p.m. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RICHARD BURWELL

5/13/1999

Richard B. Burwell, 40, of Harrisville, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Burl and Margaret Joan Parsons Burwell. He was an employee of Hayhurst Equipment, Pennsboro, for 22 years. He was a member of the Cele-bration Center, Belpre.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Hickman Burwell; one daughter, Melanie; three brothers, Michael Burwell and Mark Burwell, both of Harrisville, and James Burwell of Stockton, Calif.; and one sister, Vickie Gordon of Coxs Mills.

Services were held at First Apostolic Church, Harrisville, with Pastor Buddy Bunner and Rev. Dale Tienter officiating. Burial was in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Ritchie Unit, Box 4451, Parkersburg, WV 26104-4451.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

NOBLE BUSCH

6/11/1998

Noble G. Busch, 86, of Brohard, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born at Freed, a son of the late French Brown and Ellen Snider Busch. He was a former employee of Pennzoil Co. for 32 years and a contractor for Consolidated Oil and Gas Co. where he retired in 1974. He was founder and operator of Busch Inc. and was an independent oil producer for many years. He was a 54-year member and past master of Burning Springs Lodge #132, AF&AM, and a member of Scottish Rites Bodies, Valley of Park-ersburg, Nemesis Temple of the Shrine, and Grantsville Chapter #73, Order of Eastern Star. During the 1950's, he served on the Wirt County Board of Education and served more than 20 years on the board of directors of Wirt County Bank and Wesbanco Bank. He served as executive president of Wirt County Bank and was a former emergency medical technician and charter member of Wirt County Emergency Services. He was a member of Strait Creek Baptist Church and a philanthropist.

Surviving are three sons, Dr. Trent Busch of Valdosta, Ga., Rodney Busch of Richmond, Va., and Kendall Busch of Brohard; one daughter, Judith Maxwell of Stuarts Draft, Va.; one sister, Opal Lemasters Sims of Brohard; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Delta Davis Busch, in 1997; four brothers, William Robert Busch, John Blaine (Jack) Busch, Glen Roscoe Busch and Fred Brown Busch; and one sister, Chessie Alta Robinson.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Lewis J. Villers and Rev. Dr. William P. Snider officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery with Masonic graveside honors by Burning Springs Lodge #132.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/18/1996

R. M. "MAX" BUSCH

R. M. 'Max' Busch, 80, of Parkersburg, died July 12, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Emory Ray and Blanche Ferrell Busch. He was a 1935 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He and his wife owned and operated Busch Grocery and Service Station at Big Bend for several years. In 1945, he purchased a bulldozer and began a career in the excavation and construction business, which became known as Max Busch, Inc., of Parkersburg. He built farm ponds and worked on construction of dams throughout West Virginia. In 1968 he expanded his operations to include the first 24-hour crane rental with the only Grove hydraulic cranes in the area. Upon his retirement in 1978, the business was sold to his sons.

He was a member of Mount Olivet Lodge NO. 3, AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Parkersburg, Jerusalem Chapter No. 3, Royal Arch Masons, Calvary Commandery No. 3, Knights Templar. He was a former director, of Mid Atlantic Shrine Association and a Member of Nemesis Temple of the Shrine where he served on the directors staff for years. He was a longtime member of Operations Engineers Union Local 132 and a 50-year member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2308. He was a life member of W.Va. Soil Conservation Service and American Association of Retired Persons. He was a member of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia Good Sams Travel Club, Land-o-Lake of Ohio Airstream Club, and W.Va. Unit of Airstream Club. In 1988, he was recognized for his philanthropic work as a member of Grand Masters Club of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation and was also honored as a member of One hundred Million Dollar Club of the Shrine for philanthropic work.

He attended Fairlawn Baptist Church, Parkersburg, where he served as a deacon, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, Fla., and a former member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Theresa Lynch Busch; two sons, Glenn K. Busch of Lubeck and Donald M. Busch of Parkersburg; one daughter, Katie Slider of Parkersburg; three grandsons; one granddaughter; one step-grandson; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William 'Bill' Busch; and one sister, Maxine Stoneking.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Donald R. Yeager officiating. Entombment was in Chapel of Peace Mausoleum, Sunset Gardens, Parkersburg. Masonic rites were by Mount Olivet Lodge No. 3, AF&AM.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/18/1996

ARLEY BUSH

Arley Bush, 95, of Tanner, Revers Community, died Saturday, July 6, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Floyd and Margaret Gainer Bush. He worked for Morgantown Mill from 1919-1933, Roy B. McGee Funeral Home from 1933-39, Wade Goff from 1939-62, and retired from Viscose, Parkersburg. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Iva Gay Boyce Bush; six daughters, Margaret Dunbar of Vienna, Lois Carpenter of Parkersburg, Ruby Weaver and Christine Miner, both of Boaz, and Roberta West and Donna Grogg, both of Nobe; three sons, Richard Bush of Tanner, Donald Bush of Nobe and Cletus Bush of Franklinville,.N.J.; 45 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Bush and James Bush; one daughter, Mildred Yoak; two brothers; one sister, and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

CARLA A. BUSH

5/21/1998

Carla A. Bush, 32, of Randleman, N.C., formerly of Weston, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, in University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, N.C., following a life long illness.

Surviving are her parents, Jack and Pat Bush of Jane Lew; two sisters, Fonda Bean and Deanna Bush, both of Weston; one brother, Jeffrey Lee Bush, U.S. Marine Corps, Parris Island, S.C.; and maternal grandmother, Rose Mary Roberts of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her biological mother, Sharon Kay Thompson Bush, on April 22, 1972.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Joe Busch officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

IVA BUSH

4/10/1997

Iva Gay Boyce Bush, 92, of Tanner, died Saturday, Mar. 29, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Myrtle Starkey Boyce.

She earned her teaching certificate at the age of 16 and was a designer of hand-etched glassware in Clarksburg and Fairmont. She was homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are six daughters, Margaret Dunbar of Vienna, Lois Carpenter of Parkersburg, Ruby Weaver and Christine Miner, both of Boaz, Roberta West and Donna Grogg, both of Nobe; three sons, Richard Bush of Vienna, Donald Bush of Nobe, and Cletus Bush of Franklinville, N.J.; one half-sister, Louise Clevenger of Massillion; two half-brothers, Thomas J. Boyce of Orlando, Fla., and Edmand Boyce of Tennessee; 44 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Olive Hurst Boyce; husband, Arley Bush; two sons; one daughter; five brothers; three sisters; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Trace Fork United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 4/23/1912

MARGARET BUSH

Mr. Editor the messenger of death passed through our neighborhood on March 23rd, claiming "Aunt" Margaret Bush as his victim.

Mrs. Bush was one of our most pious and loving Christian mothers. She is gone to reap the reward of a good and faithful Christian. "Aunt" Margaret Bush was sixty-one years of age, and for forty-six years had lived a consistent Christian life.

Mrs. Bush was born in Barbour county and came to this county when she was small. She was the daughter of G. L. and Mrs. F. M. Gainer, and has lived in this county for about fifty years and all who knew her learned to love and respect her as a kind neighbor and loving mother. She leaves a husband, a father and several children to mourn their loss.

Weep not husband, father and children, your wife, your daughter, your mother has gone to live with Jesus Christ her savior, who has been her guiding star for forty-six years, and was at her bedside to take her home to Glory.

Her body was laid to rest in the Trace Fork burying ground amid a host of sorrowing friends. But weep not for your friend, for she has gone to live with him who has made life for all who will come to him and may you all strive to walk in that straight and narrow way that leads from earth to Heaven.

Husband, weep not for me for I am gone to live with Jesus.

Children, weep not for me for I have gone to live in that home that I have ever told you of.

Father, weep not for me for I have gone to that place where you and Ma did ever tell me of.

Friends, weep not for me for I have gone to my Eternal Home and will ever wait to see you coming.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/24/1994

WILLIAM H. BUSCH

William Harold Busch, 72, of Glendale, Ariz., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Big Bend, a son of the late E. Ray and L. Blanche Ferrell Busch. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served on Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. He was self-employed in oil and gas drilling all over West Virginia and parts of Ohio for about 45 years, and was president of Calhoun County Masonic Lodge 40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Charleston Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, and Parkersburg Nemesis Shrine Temple. He was a lifetime member of Royal order of Jesters, Parkersburg Court 156, and a longtime member of Grantsville Lions Club and Parkersburg Elks and Moose Clubs.

Surviving are a long-time friend, Erma Lee Wilson; two daughters, Pamela Schultz of Miami, Fla., and Gina Busch of Charleston; two grandsons; one brother, Ray Maxwell Busch of Parkersburg; one niece; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Stoneking.

Services were held at Heritage Funeral Chapel, Peoria. The body was cremated. Additional Services were pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

ADDENDUM - 3/31/1994
William Harold Busch, 72, Glendale, Ariz., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 1994 (obituary appeared Feb. 24).

Services were held at the time at Heritage Funeral Chapel, Peoria. The body was cremated. Additional services were held Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Paul Morton officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/9/1994

DELMAS F. BUTLER

Delmas F. Butler, 49, of Palestine, died Thursday, June 2, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Orma, a son of the late Herbert and Lida Sampson Butler. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a self-employed truck driver and enjoyed farming. He resided in Wirt County for 16 years.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Kathy Mitchell Butler; two sons, Frank Butler of West Salem, Ohio, and Jeff Butler of Palestine; one daughter, Crystal Butler of Parkersburg; one half-brother, Dallas White of Berlin Center, Ohio; one sister, Vonda Vance of Orrville, Ohio; and two granddaugheers.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Donald A. Tranel officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery, Palestine, with military honors by American Legion Post 55, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

LENA R. BUTLER

Lena R. Butler, 93, of Charleston, formerly of Minnora, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1995, at her daughter's residence in Charleston.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late James and Prudence Lowers Conrad. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, near Orma.

Surviving are three daughters, Norma Stuck of Charleston, Ilene Metz of Orma and Murilene Witt of Cocoa, Fla.; one son, Nolan Butler of Chloe; two brothers, James "Buck" Conrad of Canton, Ohio, and Bernard Conrad of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Betty Conley of Spencer; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Butler, in 1941; one son, Arlen Butler, in 1970; three brothers; and one sister. Graveside services were held.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LUCAS DALE BUTLER

1/9/1997

Lucas Dale Butler, 10, of Powells Point, N.C., died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, in Children's Hospital of King's Daughters, Norfolk, Va.

He was a native of Elizabeth City, N.C., and a former resident of Charleston, W.Va., and son of Ron and Jackie Sturm Butler of Powells Point. He was a former third grade student at Elk Elementary Center.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Adam Dane Butler of the home; paternal grandparents, Nolan and Launa Butler of Chloe; maternal grandparents, Bernard and Janet Sturm of Powells Point, N.C. (formerly of Mt. Zion); paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Yost of Chloe; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in West Virginia and North Carolina.

Services were held at Powells Point Baptist Church with Rev. Herbert Hemingway officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MADELINE BUTLER

9/17/98

Madeline Butler, 67, of Orma, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at home following a long illness. She was born in Orma. She was an AFC provider with the Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Settles of Orma; one son, Edwin Butler of Orrville, Ohio; one sister, Audra Curtiss of Parkersburg; and one brother, Everett Wears of Port Clinton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbert Wears and Delbert Wears.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Orma Methodist Church, Orma , with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial will be in Orma Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, 6 to 9 p.m., on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RUTH BUTLER

8/26/1999

Ruth V. Butler, 77, of Chloe, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Roane General Hospital. She was born at Beech, the daughter of the late David and Etta Wines Bailey. Surviving are her husband, Doy Butler; three sons, Teddy A. Butler of Plymouth, Ohio, Basil D. Butler of Chloe and Stephen L. Butler of Apple Creek, Ohio; one brother, Jack Bailey of Man; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three half-brothers, Greely Bailey, and Criss and Dutch Hall. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

VICTOR BUTLER

1/15/1998

Victor Butler, 73, of Orma, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Aristotle and Mary Cottrell Butler.

He was retired from Monarch Rubber Co., Spencer. He was a member of Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Madeline Wears Butler; one son, Edwin Butler of Orrville, Ohio; one daughter, Sharon Settle of Orma; three sisters, Nina Conley of Orma, Macel Carpenter of Spencer and Louisa Yearian of Delaware; four brothers, Aristotle Butler, Jr., of Orma, Charlie Butler of Reedy, Tom Butler of North Carolina and Milton Butler of Washington; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church, Orma. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 February 2000

DELMA BYRD

Delma Arlene Byrd, 66, of Cairo, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Frank and Etta Mowery Roberts. She was a homemaker and had attended King Know Church in Ritchie county.

Surviving are five sons, Dean Byrd, Lane Byrd, Rick Byrd, and Robert Byrd, all of Cairo, and John Caper of Hickingport; four daughters, Vickie Baker and Sherry Byrd, both of Cairo, Debbie Byrd of Belmont and Christine Goldsbrough of Harrisville; four brothers, Wilbert Roberts of Hockingport, Jerry Roberts of Paden City, Ronald Roberets of Davisville and Steve Roberts of Long Bottom; one sister, Carol Valentine of Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren, two of whom lived in the home, Daniel Lee Byrd and Carry Lane Byrd and husband Arthur Byrd.

She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Bernice Roberts; four sons, David Byrd, Mike Byrd, Mark Byrd and Eric Byrd; one brother, Willis Roberts; and one sister, Lelah Lawson.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Pastor Ronald Robert officiating. Burial was in Cairo Masonic Cemetery, Cairo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/25/1996

JAMES W. BYRD

James W. Byrd, 67, of Smithville, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Burnt House, a son of the late Jesse and Thessa Gragg Byrd. He was a 1951 graduate of Harrisville High School, a graduate of Salem College and did one year of graduate studies at West Virginia University. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1951-1955 and again from 1959-1963. He served in U.S. Air National Guard from 1972-1988. He later taught school in Ritchie County, and eventually retired as a social worker for the Dept. of Human Services. He was a member of Harmony Lodge 118, AF&AM, of Burnt House.

Surviving are three brothers, Glenmer Byrd and Jesse Byrd, both of Smithville, and Willard Byrd of Big Springs; two sisters, Shirley Byrd of Elizabeth and Otha Frederick of Smithville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Burlen Byrd and Franklin Byrd; and two sisters, Mary Chambers and Dollie Byrd.

Services were held at New Mount Olive Church, Burnt House. Burial was in New Mount Olive Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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