"B" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

LOIS CAROL BABITZKE

Lois Carol Babitzke, 64, of Tucson, Ariz., died Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Donald Fred and Mary Ruth McDonald Witt. She graduated from Calhoun County High School and West Virginia University and entered the U.S. Air Force in 1962. She served in Texas, Alaska, Southeast Asia and Arizona as a personnel offic6r, and retired as a Major in November, 1989.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Babitzke, whom she married on Oct. 5, 1963; two step-sons, Edward Babitzke of Sioux City, Ia., and Ricky Babitzke of East Peoria, Ill.; three step-­grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one brother, Byron Witt of Morgantown.

Services were held at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery: with Rev. Les Hall officiating and military honors by Military Detail of Altus Air Force Base.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002

NELLIE BACKUS

Nellie Backus, 96, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Sanford and Rose Lee Stanley Collins. She was a homemaker and a member of Briscoe Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Howard David Backus of Vienna; two daughters, Violet Tant of Parkersburg and Loretta Ankrom of Belleville; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Backus; three brothers, Emry, Archie and Harry Collins; three sisters, Mary Lesson, Toppie Woodring and Goldie Hill; and one granddaughter, Nellie Jane Tant.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Robert May officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2008

GENEVA EDITH BADGETT

Geneva Edith Badgett, 84, of Nobe, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at home.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Calvin Spencer and Grace Bailey Jarvis.

She was a member of Milo Church.

Surviving are six sons, Ronald Badgett of Leatherbark, Kenith Badgett of Orma, Shirly Badgett of Big Springs, Charter Bee and Charles Badgett, both of Chloe, and Danny Badgett of Nobe; four sisters, Rilma Chandler of South Carolina, Nell Deweese of Spencer, Bonnie Ellison of Orma and Madeline Hardway of Cheylan; four brothers, Carl and Gary Jarvis, both of Orma, and Bill and Charter Jarvis, both of Chloe; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charter Badgett in 1982; three brothers, Cecil, Paris Bruce and Curt Jarvis; and four sisters, Winna Mae Jarvis, Dessie Jett, Olive Grace Deweese and Maysel Badgett Stalnaker.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Mar 2004

JIMMY BAIL

Jimmy O. Bail, 70, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Mar. 18, 2004, at his home.

He was born in Clay, the son of the late Orvan S. Bail and Berniece Young Bail. He was a pilot and civil engineer and Retired Lt. Colonel with 33 years service in the 167th Air Lift Wing of the W.Va. Air National Guard. He had the distinction of being the last active duty pilot of the P51 Mustang Airplane.

He was a Shriner and Past Patron of the Order of Eastern Star. He was a member of BPOE 778, Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of the Moose, Isaac Walton Club, and president of the Dirty Dozen Social Club, Inc. He was a member of Young Memorial Methodist Church, Queen Shoals.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Martha Gainer Bail; two daughters, Kimberly B. Bail and Kelly Bail Manor; six grand-children; sister-in-law, Bernice Gainer Yoke Hardman and husband James; niece, Jennifer Yoke Morris and husband Richard; and grand niece and nephew, Elizabeth J. Morris and Daniel M. Morris and wife Amanda.

Military memorial services were held in Inwood and burial was on the family farm at Queen Shoals.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 Aug 2003

NELLIE BAILESS

Nellie Bailess, 93, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at home.

She was the daughter of the late Oak and Clara Ferrell. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Bob Bailess and wife Julia of Briston, Va.; five daughters, Geraldine Diehl of North Olmstead, Ohio, Mary Collins of Mantua, Ohio, Janet Orozco and husband Bob of Laguna Hills, Calif., Nancy Taylor of Grantsville and Linda Blankenship and husband Neil of Grantsville; one brother, Glen Ferrell of Davisville; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest O. Bailess; one sister; and four brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2005

DR. BENJAMIN BAILEY

Dr. Benjamin H. Bailey, 79, of Morgantown, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late Chloe Bailey. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1944 and obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1948 from Glenville State College. He taught in Wyoming County schools at Glen Rogers and Oceana. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War from 1950-53 and remained in the U.S. Army Reserves for 33 years. He received his masters degree and doctorate degree in educational psychology from University of Florida, Gainesville, and joined the faculty of WVU in 1959, retiring as Emeritus Professor in 1996. He had a second career with the U.S. Army Reserves, obtaining a masters degree in military science from Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., teaching summers at the Defense Intelligence School, Ft. Bragg, N.C., and was commander of the 416th MI detachment in Morgantown for 11 years and the 470th Unit for four years. He retired as a colonel and received the Legion of Merit for his service in 1981.

He served as president’s ambassador for GSC for a number of years. A lifelong Democrat, he worked for John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV and James Sprouse during their campaigns for governor of West Virginia. He was a lifelong member of ROA, VFW, GSC Alumni, a member of Phi Delta Kappa Education Honorary and Morgantown Lions Club. He was a Methodist and former member of Drummond Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Betty Mirie Bailey; one brother, W. Scott Bailey of Minnora; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Cora Alice Bailey; two nephews; and one niece.

Services were held at Derings Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Jones officiating. Burial was in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2006

BEULAH MACEL BAILEY

Beulah Macel Bailey, 87, of Nicut, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at the home of her sister.

She was the daughter of the late Elbert and Josephine Boone Brady. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four brothers, Bernard Brady of Walker, Borden Brady of Methias and Blair and Brock Brady, both of Shock; two sisters, Bernice Rogers of Baltimore, Md., and Barbara Sauer of Orma; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Henry Bailey; one daughter, Linda Bailey Fisher; one son, Michael Bailey; and one brother, Blaine Brady.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

CHARLES "JACK" BAILEY

Charles M. "Jack" Bailey, 73, of Oceana, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in a Beckley Hospital.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Dave and Etta Clevenger Bailey. He was a retired welder from H.N. Lawson Co., and a member of Joseph Baptist Church, Lynco, and a resident of Wyoming County since 1968.

Surviving are his wife of 47 1/2 years, Merle Conley Bailey, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Butler, and three half-brothers, Greeley Bailey, Criss Hall and Dutch Hall.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Joseph Baptist Church, with Rev. Lundy Daniels and Rev. Tom Milam officiating, and burial in Cooper Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

DOLLIE BAILEY

Dollie F. Bailey, 67, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Clarence O. Davis and Icy Cole Smith.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Carl B. Bailey; three daughters, Debra Anderson and Rebecca Beiry, both of Parkersburg, and Patricia Stephens of Wirt County; one son, Timothy Bailey of Parkersburg; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Davis of Grantsville and Coy Davis of Parkersburg; one sister, Bonnie Summerville of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Carl Ray Bailey; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Jim Lynch officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

DON BAILEY

Don Bailey, 80, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Apr. 26, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Beech, the son of the late Paris and Lelia Gae Starcher Bailey. He retired from Union Carbide Co. after 23 years of service and was known on C.B. radio by his handle, "Millstone. He was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Betty Long Bailey; two sons, Michael D. Bailey Parkersburg and D. Mark Bailey of Blumon, S.C.; one daughter, Barbara Gillespie of Mineral Wells; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Wilma Johnston of Mineral Wells; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, infant Ocie Bailey and Denna Lott, and two brothers, Claude and Hubert Bailey.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Levitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Joe Bush officiating, and burial in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2000

ELLEN BAILEY

Ellen I. Bailey, 74, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late James H. and Virginia L. Crase Caskey.

Surviving are four sons, Danny H. Bailey and David R. Bailey, both of Middletown, Ohio, Danny W. Bailey of Indiana and Ronald D. Bailey of Arnoldsburg; six brothers, William Corbert Caskey, James Caskey, Albert Crase and Donald Crase, all of Kentucky, and Rex Crase and Wayne Crase, both of Ohio; and three sisters, Mary Bailey of West Virginia and Dorothy Pottorf and Norma Hills, both of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse J. Bailey, and two sons, William and Daryl Bailey.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 February 2006

EUGENE WILLIAM BAILEY

Eugene William Bailey, 67, of Minnora, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006.

He was the son of the late Emerson and Etta Pearl Keener Bailey. He was a pipeliner.

Surviving are one son, Dale Clark of Chloe; one daughter, Terri Butler of Frametown; five grandchildren, Jeremy Moore of Minnora, Brooke Dawson of Frametown, Felicia Jarvis and Kayla and Cody Clark, all of Chloe; one great-grandson, Ethan Jarvis of Chloe; two brothers, Adderson Bailey of Orrville, Ohio, and Steven Bailey of Granville, Ohio; and three sisters, Velma Conner of Ferndale, Md., Virginia Lowry of Orrville and Ocie Helmick of Nicut.He was preceded in death by four sisters, Janice, Arlene, Darie and Stella, and one granddaughter, Kendra Clark.

Services were held at Minnora United Methodist Church. Burial was in Sears Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2002

HERBERT BAILEY

Herbert Bailey, 69, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at his home.

He was the son of the late Reece and Plina Bailey. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a machinist and welder.

Surviving are his wife, Mona Bailey; six sons, Herbert, Jimmie, Vernon and Tommy, all of Columbus, Brian of Parma, Ohio, and Rick of Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Kathy of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one brother, Guy Bailey of West Virginia; and five sisters, Mary Jane Nicholas and Jessie Bailey of West Virginia, Diane Young of Florida, Iris Roberts of Ohio and Wanda Bailey.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bernard; one sister, Corrine; and one infant granddaughter, April Bailey.

Services were held at Schoedinger Cleveland Avenue Chapel, with Rev. Tom Clark of Christ Community Church officiating. Graveside services were held at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2010

JAMES DANA BAILEY

James Dana Bailey, 90, of Newton, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Henderson Calvert and Lillie Ann Hunt Bailey.

He retired from Union Carbide Corp., Alloy, in 1980. He was a longtime member of Newton Baptist Church, Newton, where he served many years as Sunday School superintendent.

Surviving are one daughter, Dawne Ann Church of Kerrville, Tex.; one son, Calvin Bailey of Cross Lanes; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia P. Greathouse Bailey; one son, James Dana "Jim" Bailey II; four sisters, Tressie Bailey, Delphia Brannon, Eva Spencer and Dessie Noe; and four brothers, Bruce, Woody, Clifford and H. C. Bailey, Jr.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Newton Baptist Church, Newton, with Rev. Ronald Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Point Cemetery, Newton. Visitation is Thursday, two hours prior to the service, at the church. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2001

JOHN SCOTT BAILEY

John Scott Bailey, 52, of Bridgeport, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, of injuries received in an automobile accident in Braxton County.

He was born in Minnora, the son of Scott and Edith Gae Bailey. He was a graduate of Glenville State College with a degree in land surveying and was a member of W.Va. Association of Land Surveyors and past president of the Harrison County Chapter. He was a 19-year employee of MSES, Clarksburg, and former employee of Consolidated Natural Gas. He was a member of National Rifle Association and Fellowship Bible Church, Bridgeport.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 30 years, Mary Kathryn "Kathy" Hartshorn Bailey; three children, David Matthew Bailey, Shanna Kathleen Bailey and Heather Jade Bailey, all at home; three sisters, Sharon Groves of Orrville, Ohio, Martha "Marty" Park of Minnora and Joyce Meek of Wilmore, Ken.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2008

MERLE CONLEY BAILEY

Merle Conley Bailey, 75, of Parkersburg, died Monday, July 14, 2008, at Cedar Grove Personal Care Home.

She was born at Chloe, the daughter of the late Samuel B. and Monnie Burns Conley.

She had worked as secretary and manager at Harrison's Kitchen Sales, Logan. She was a member of Joseph's Baptist Church, Oceana, and attended Hope Freewill Baptist Church, Winding Road.

Surviving are one sister, Leona Sears of Chloe; one brother, Robert Lee Conley of Chloe; and niece and honorary daughter, Dottie Bailey of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. "Jack" Bailey; one sister, Norma Sears; and one brother, Harland Ray Conley.

Memorial graveside services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Cooper Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2007

MONA BAILEY

Mona L. Bailey, 68 of Columbus, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. Surviving are six sons, Herbert, Jimmie, Brian, Vernon, Rick, and Tommy Bailey; one daughter, Kathy Bailey; four brothers, Larry, Bobby and Richard Mann and Ronnie Martin; two sisters, twin twin Donna Rizor and Linda Shade; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert and one granddaughter, April. Graveside services were held November 10 at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 March 2006

NANCY ANN BAILEY

Nancy Ann Bailey, 66, of Auburn, died Sunday, Mar. 19, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Boone County, the daughter of the late Oscar and Julia Osborne. She was a member of Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, Lawford.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Ray Bailey; one son, Arthur H. Gibson of Big Bend; two daughters, Patricia A. Osborne and Cathy L. Gibson, both of Auburn; thee step-daughters, Barbara J. Gain of Clarksburg, Juanita K. Villers of Pennsboro and Nancy Y. Keener of Pullman; one sister, Rosaphene Powers of Newberne; three brothers, Prather Osborne of Cyclone, Harold G. Osborne of West Union and Benny L. Osborne of Davin; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 12 step-great­-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and special friend of the family, Bill Winans.

A celebration of her life was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Church of God, Cox's Mills, with Elder Chester N. Osborne and Elder Billy R. Gibson officiating, and burial in Auburn Baptist Church Cemetery, Cox's Mills. Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, was in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2001

OKEY BAILEY

Okey Bailey, 93, of Minnora, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was born at Minnora, the son of the late George and Anna Siers Bailey. He was a teamster, oil field worker and farmer, and was a Protestant.

Surviving are three sons, Basil Bailey of Congress, Ohio, Hollie Bailey of Milton and Delmar Bailey of Minnora; one daughter, Mrs. Myrl Bailey of Newton; 16 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mae Badgett Bailey, in 1985; four infant children; one great-grandchild; five sisters; and one brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Keen officiating. Burial was in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

DONNA PITTMAN BAKER

Dortha M. Pittman Baker, 88, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health Systemâs long term care unit.

She was born in Bellsville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arthur O. and Bearyl O. Miller Pittman. She was a member of 1st Christian Church, Ravenna, Ohio.

Surviving are three sons, Herbert Baker and wife Joan of Tallmadge, Ohio, Raymond Baker and wife Kathy of Grantsville and Ronald Baker and wife Becky of Ravenna; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one brother, Roul Pittman of Wester-ville, Ohio, and five sisters, Hazel Pittman of Bellsville, Ohio, Nealie Enghauph of Canton, Ohio, Eva Decker of Rootstown, Ohio, Grace Baker of New Mexico and Betty Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Baker, in 2007, and one daughter, Phyliss Porter.

Services were held at Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Perry Mattern officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 March 2002

RUBY BAKER

Ruby V. Baker, 95, of Smithville, died Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2002, at Miletree of Spencer.

She was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Florence L. Pence Fields.

Surviving are one son, Fred F. Baker of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one daughter, Joan R. Aston of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Josephine Westfall of Spencer; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. No local services were held. A private entombment was held at Hillside Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 February 2003

MARGARET BAILEY

Margaret A. Bailey, 76, of Bramblewood Village, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Buckeye and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, James L. Bailey of Huntington and William A. Bailey of Grantsville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul M. Bailey. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 November 2008

RAY FORD BAILEY

Ray Ford Bailey, 69, of Massillon, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at Altercare of Navarre, Ohio.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Amos and Maude Grove Bailey.

He retired from Superior Brand Meats after 22 years of service. He had worked at Harn Vault Co. and as the Stark County bee inspector.

Surviving are one son, Ronald Ray Bailey of Marietta, Ohio; one daughter, Beth Smith of Navarre; three grandchildren; six brothers; and two sisters.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Bailey and Johnny Bailey, and two sisters, Glenna McCune and Madge Greathouse.

Services were held at Spidell Funeral Home, Brewster, Ohio. Rev. J. Dolvan officiated during graveside services at Brookfield Cemetery, Massillon.

(Larry Heffner)


ROSA NELL BAILEY

Newspaper obit of Rosa Nell Bailey submitted by Samuel Fink.


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 March 2005

GRACE EULA BAKER

Grace Eula Mace Baker, 87, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2005, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bert and Ina N. Starcher Mace. She was retired from G. C. Murphy and was a member of Wayside United Methodist Church and Easter/White Shrine, Vienna.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Ann Hays of Parkersburg, four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Geneva Luikart of Nitro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Baker; one son, Earl Baker, Jr.; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Gene Hutton officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2007

WETZEL LEE BAKER

Wetzel Lee Baker, 77, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Apr. 7, 2007, at his home.

He was born in West Hamlin, the son of the late John H. and Vera McClellan Baker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and later served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an inspector for TRW Corp. for 35 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Carma Morris of Orwell, Ohio, and Rose Marie Miller and Stacey Ludington, both of Rittman, Ohio; one son, Timothy Baker of Rittman; four stepsons, Gilford Vanhoose of Big Springs, Arthur Vanhoose and Keith Ross, both of Kentucky, and David Amburgey of Ohio; and one step-daughter, Peggy Lopez of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Matreva Baker in 1988.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2001

DEXTER BALL

Dexter Ball, 86, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fred and Carrie McCune Ball. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Korean War, and was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Naomi E. Ball; one daughter, Joyce Fitzwater of Clay; one son, Lawrence D. Ball of Elizabeth; one brother, Harold Ball of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Manard Ball, and one sister, Gladys Ball.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 Nov 2003

ELMO BALL

Elmo Ball, 74, of Nobe, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Geauga Community Hospital, Chardon, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late Lester and Willa Rugh Wilson Richards. She was a homemaker and retired concession manager of 30 years from Thompson Drag Strip.

Surviving are her husband, Denzil M. Ball; one daughter, Charlene Ball Lilly of Ashtabula, Ohio; two sons, James Edward Ball of Mentor, Ohio, and Denzil Keith Ball of Vernon, Ohio; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; one sister, LuEllen French of Paris, Tenn.; and two brothers, Kenna Richards of Pikesville, Tenn., and James Richards of Walker.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin Richards.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 22 Jan 2004

FRED BALL

Fred Ball, 89, of Beckley, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in a Beckley care center.

He was born at Pine Creek, the son of the late Norvel Leo and Mary Rebecca Propst Ball.

He was retired from Pinecrest Hospital with 20 years of service and was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Union Hall Road, Beckley. He was the last survivor of his immediate family.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Sibyl Louise Linton Ball; four nieces, Donna Starcher of Spencer, Bonetta Lanham of Parottsville, Tenn., Shirley Finklebinder of Youngstown, Ohio, and Bonnie Brown of Grantsville; and two nephews, Danny Carter and David Carter, both of Spencer.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 July 2004

GERALD ‘Russell’ BALL

Gerald “Russell” Ball of Grantsville died Friday, July 2, 2004, after a battle with cancer.

He was the son of the late Georgia Stump and James Wesley Ball. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1947-49. He was co-founder and vice president of Telecon, Inc. and Dynacast, Streetsboro, Ohio, and retired from Johnson and Johnson in 1986.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Shirley Ball; four daughters, Margaret Hildreth, Debbie Brymer, Georgia Kasse and Melissa Ball; one son, James Ball; three step-children, Scott Long, Sandy McColligan and Steve Long; 27 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, French Stump of Stumptown; three sisters, Florence Meadows, Geraldine Hupp of Grantsville and Virginia Bland of Libby, Montana; and devoted friend, Nub Marks.

He was preceded in death by one son, Gerald Russell Ball, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2006

GERALDINE BALL

Geraldine (Jerry) Ball, 92, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 27, 2006, at Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Everette and Mae Miller. She was a member of Knotts United Methodist Church, Grantsville, and former member of Humphreys U.M. Church, Sissonville. She was a member of WSCS women's group for years and served as a representative to the annual conference at Buckhannon and participated in Spiritual Life Retreat, Jackson's Mill.

Surviving are two sons, Dallas Ray (Dick) Ball of Cairo and Robert Lee (Bob) Ball of Sissonville; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manard Ball; one son, Joseph Ball; one sister, Betty Gainer; and one brother, Gibb Miller.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2001

HAROLD BALL

Harold Ball, 84, of Valrico, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Fred Ball and Carrie McCune. He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Marie Ball; one son, Fred Ball of Valrico; one daughter, Chris Carlson of Valrico; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stowers Brandon Chapel, Stowers Funeral Home, Valrico.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 6 January 2005

NAOMI BALL

Naomi E. Ball, 78, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at her home.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Jesse Summers. She was an active member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Larry “Bubby” Ball of Grantsville; one daughter, Joyce Fitzwater of Clay County; one grandson, Dustin Fitzwater; one granddaughter, Trisha Triplett; one great-granddaughter, Tara Triplett; one sister, Dorma Crawford of Wadsworth, Ohio; two brothers, Lanny Summers of Massillon, Ohio, and Oswald Summers of Canal Fulton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Ball; two brothers, Ronzel and Charles Summers; and one sister, Ulinee Crawford.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Housecalls Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 December 2008

OLENA BALL

Olena M. Ball, 77, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Holly and Effie McWilliams Vannoy.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Lower Run Baptist Church and currently a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Adrian K. Ball; one daughter, Wanda Ruple of Charlotte, N.C.; one son, Steven Ball of Willowick, Ohio; four brothers, Clarence Vannoy of Little Hocking, Ohio, Garry Vannoy of Grantsville, Harry Vannoy of Mentor, Ohio, and Bernard Vannoy of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Edna Chapman of Marietta, Ohio, and Bertha Roberts of East Lake, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Artie Leona Wright and Betty Koon, and one brother, Harold Vannoy.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 July 2004

SHEILA KAY BALL

Sheila Kay Ball, 55, of Elizabeth died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at her residence after a battle with cancer.

She was born in Kanawha County, the daughter of the late Hoy and Myrtle Fields Nichols. She was a 1967 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School and 1971 graduate of Glenville State College. She was employed as a teacher with Wirt County board of education for 33 years and had retired at the end of the school year. She was a member of Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma society.

Surviving are her husband, Larry Ball, whom she married June 25, 1975; sister-in-law and caregiver, Joyce Fitzwater; one niece, Trisha Triplett; and one nephew, Dustin Fitzwater.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jarrell “Jerry” Wayne Nichols.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 0ctober 2002

DOYLE BALLENGEE

Doyle S. Ballengee, 80, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late French S. and Elva Jane McMorrow Ballengee. He was retired from Babcock and Wilcox Co., Barberton, Ohio, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, and had a prison ministry in many communities for those who were incarcerated.

Surviving are one son, Carl Ballengee of Millstone; one daughter, Cheri Pittman of Grantsville; two brothers, Garland Ballengee of Duck and Lewis Ballengee of Vienna; one sister, Virginia McCoy of Brenham, Tex.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reda E. Ballengee.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. John Powell and Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Perry James Cemetery, Frametown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 March 2007

RETHA BANCROFT

Retha M. "Peggy" Rogers Bancroft, 87, died Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was the daughter of the late Okey and Cleo Rogers of Shock. She was a member of Church of Christ and had 20 years of service to clients in the Senior Companion Program. She was known for playing mountain, folk and country music.

Surviving are two daughters, Diana Miller of Shock and Edna Marie Frymier of Newberne; one son, Raymond Charles Bancroft, Jr., of York, Pa.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Richard Rogers of Martin, Tenn., Randolph Rogers of Dandridge, Tenn., and Rexie Rogers of Tampa, Fla.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Ralph Rogers; one sister, Ruth Manz; one child; and infant son; and one grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery, Shock.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2001

CAROLYN BANFIELD

Carolyn Jane Wolfe Banfield, 58, of Nicut, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Samuel Richard and Glenna Gertrude Ward Wolfe. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Arnie Banfield of Chloe and Larry Banfield of Williamstown; one daughter, Kara Banfield of Kanawha City; four grandchildren, including Kylee Breanne Banfield of Chloe; and one brother, James "Jim" Richard Wolfe of Williamstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Lee Banfield, Sr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 August 2006

BILLY BARKER II

Billy E. "Biff" Barker II, 44, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was the son of the late Billy E. and Marva Lucille "Ruby" Welch Barker. He was a Christian and attended Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. He was a member of Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept., W.Va. Trappers and Engineers Association, and Moose Lodge #1118.

Surviving are several uncles, aunts and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Elijah Barker and Hazel Wyant Barker, and maternal grandparents, William Clarence and Nellie Whipkey Welch.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Pleasant Hill U.M. Church, with Rev. Kevin Church and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Ayers Cemetery, Smithville, at the convenience of family. Memorial contributions may be made to Grantsville V.F.D., Calhoun Banks, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 22 Jan 2004

WILLIAM BARNES

William R. Barnes, 79, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Edgar and Elma Barr Barnes. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, a U.S. Army veteran, and was retired from A.B. Chance-Emerson Electric Co., Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Beckett of Parkersburg; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ralph Barnes of Parkersburg and Clyde Barnes of Vienna.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellodean Criss Barnes; two sisters; and one brother.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Larry Dale officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 Oct 2003

PATRICIA BARRICKMAN

Patricia Ann Barrickman, 22, of Big Springs, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident.

She was the daughter of Scott P. and Judith A. Muskey Yost of Big Springs and was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, where she was a member of the marching band flag corps for two years. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where she served as a hospital corpsman, and was active in 4-H.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Israel John Barrickman of Jacksonville, N.C.; one son, Christopher A. Barrickman of Canton, Ohio; one daughter, Autumn Ann Barrickman of Big Springs; one brother, Travis Scott Yost of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; paternal grandparents, Ken and Bernita Yost; maternal grandfather, Michael Muskey, Jr.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Mildred Muskey.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Memorial donations may be made to CCHS Band, c/o Calhoun High School, HC 89, Box 118, Mt. Zion, WV 26151, or to Calhoun 4-H Camp Fund, P.O. Box 680, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 May 2002

EDITH BARKER

Edith Elizabeth Barker, 80, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 13, 2002.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Clarence Romeo and Edna Williams Bower. She was a former volunteer at Arlington Nursing Home and a Sunday School teacher at Gihon Methodist Church, where she was active in the Child Evangelist Program. She was active with Gihon Homemakers Club and was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, William A. "Abe" Barker; two sons, Kenneth Barker of Mathews, N.C., and Michael L. Barker of Gallipolis Ferry; five grandchildren; two brothers, Harlan Bower of New Mexico and Gene Bower of Parkersburg; and one sister, Virginia Boreman of Wooster, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hayward, Oral and Woodrow Bower.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., Parkersburg, with Rev. Loyd Winans officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2000

EUGENE BARKER

Eugene Barker, 66, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Claude and Mary Richards Barker.

Surviving are one sister, Helen Freeman of Texarkana, Ark., and one brother, Claud Barker of Buckhannon.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001

MARVA BARKER

Marva Lucille Welsh Barker of Grantsville died Sunday, Apr. 15, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Broomstick, the daughter of the late William Clarence "Pa" Welsh and Leola Nell "Nin" Whipkey Welsh.

She was of the opinion that age was irrelevant. She was a owner of the former Top of the Hill Tavern, near Grantsville, was employed as a waitress at Rainbow Restaurant and 3-D Restaurant and as a bartender at Tanner Creek Bar and Grantsville VFW Post 5959. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5959.

Surviving are one son, Billy "Biff" Barker of Grantsville; four brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Guy F. Boggs, Sr., of Five Forks and Frank and Kate Barker, Harry D. and Vergie Barker and Francis Lucille and Junior Bauers, all of Smithville; one niece, Myra West of Parkersburg; two nephews, Guy F. Boggs, Jr., of Vienna and Douglas A. Boggs of Five Forks; four great-nieces, Amber and Brianna Boggs of Vienna, Misty Boggs of Huntington and Kayla Boggs of Grantsville; and two great-nephews, Nathan Boggs of Vienna and Kirk Stump of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Barker, in 1981, and one sister, Leona Dell Welsh Boggs.

Catholic memorial services were held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Pleasant Hill.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

THOMAS D. BARKER (Obituary from 1996)

Thomas D. Barker, 64, of Newark, Ohio, 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, the son of the late Thomas D. Barker, Sr., and Opal Sturm Summers. He retired from the Army after 25 years of service and 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, life-member of VFW Grantsville, member of Parkersburg Moose Lodge 1118, Elks Lodge of Cripple Creek, Colo., Confederate Veterans of America, Huntington Druids Club of Newark, Grantsville IOOF, In Country Vietnam Veterans, Tempe, Ariz., Vietnam Veterans of America in which he was Ohio treasurer, and National Rifle Association. He was owner of Tom's Liquor Store and Fountain Motel, Fountain, Colo., and 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; and 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.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 Apr 2004

VELMA BARKER

Velma K. Kuhl Barker, 96, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Apr. 19, 2004, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Homer F. Kuhl and Lummie Elizabeth Beam Kuhl. She retired from U.S. Quarry Tile Co. and was a member of Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Oval J. Barker of Davisville, Charles F. Barker of Parkersburg and Jack L. Barker of Williams-town; one daughter, Betty Jenkins of Parkersburg; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Jennings Barker; two brothers; two sisters; three grandsons; and one granddaughter.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Wirt Cook officiating. Burial was in Copen Cemetery, Braxton County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 February 2006

WILLIAM 'Abe' BARKER

William A. "Abe" Barker, 88, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006.

He was born in Smithville, the son of the late Carl and Opal Nutter Barker. He was a veteran of World War II and served at Normandy. He was a member of VFW 5575, Mineral Wells, and retired from Smith/Cloverdale Packing. He worked as a cattle buyer in Ohio and West Virginia.

Surviving are two sons, Ken Barker of Matthews, N.C., and Michael Barker of Gallipolis Ferry; five grandchildren; one sister, Bobbie Craig of Parkersburg; two brothers, Jim Barker of Tampa, Fla., and Fred Barker of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith E. Bowers Barker, and three sisters, Opal Hardman, Fanny Lou Wilson and Ruth Barker.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Loyd Winans and Glen Smith officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2008

WILLIAM DONALD BARKER

William Donald Barker, 94, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Braxton County. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a former employee of Scott Lumber Co., Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Parsons Jones Barker; five sons, Max Barker and Larry Barker, both of Parkersburg, Delmas Barker of Mineral Wells, Ronnie Barker of Rockport and Frank Barker of Texas; one daughter, Sue Jones of Parkersburg; four step-sons, Francis Jones, Harry Jones and Frank Jones, all of Parkersburg, and Herbert Jones of Illinois; one step-daughter, Mary Britton of Parkersburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2006

CECILE BARNES

Cecile Barnes, 94, of Spencer, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Illinois, the daughter of the late John and Effie Downy Booker. She was a foster grandparent for 14 years and was a homemaker and Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Bonnie Brown of Spencer; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Barnes; six brothers; and six sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2007

CLYDE B. BARNES

Clyde B. Barnes of Vienna died Aug. 1, 2007.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Edgar and Elma Barr Barnes. Clyde was a graduate of West Virginia Tech and a U.S. Army veteran with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. He retired from Wood County Schools, where he had been a teacher for 36 years.

Surviving are his son, Larry Barnes; four grandchildren, Michelle, Cassie, Allan and Thomas; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Halle; and one brother, Ralph Barnes of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lillian Mae Hayhurst Barnes; one sister, Geraldine Barnes; and two brothers, Thorl Barnes and William Barnes.

As requested by the deceased, there will be no visitation or services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 March 2002

DONNIE BARNES

Donnie C. Barnes, 77, of Stow, Ohio, died Monday, Mar. 11, 2002.

She was born in Oka, the daughter of the late Arthur Jarvis and Rebecca Cottrell Jarvis. She was a Stow resident since 1963 and had attended The Chapel of Prayer. She had been a member of Order of Eastern Star and spent many years in Stow Sunshiners and its bowling league.

Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Randall of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two granddaughters; one sister, Evelyn Simmons of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Hubert Jarvis of Springfield, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Pearl Conley and Verbal Edna Jarvis, and two brothers, Denzel and Waldo Jarvis.

Services were held at Redmon Funeral Home. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 February 2009

EDDA BERNICE BARNES.

Edda Bernice Barnes, 82, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at her residence.

She was born in Nobe, the daughter of the late Noah and Opal Radabaugh Roberts.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Renee Arant of Kearneys-ville and Enid Yvette Barnes of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Juanita Marcum of Belpre.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Rexie Barnes; one son, Terence Rexie Barnes; and one daughter, Karen Lou Barnes.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 April 2008

BETTY BARNETT

Betty Barnett, 67, of Newport, Arkansas, died Thursday, Apr. 3, 2008, at Jonesboro, Ark.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the Ivan M. and Lillie Palmer Curry.

She was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Robert Allen Hoge of North Carolina; two daughters, Hope McCune and husband Clayton of Grantsville and Eileen Stratton and husband Robert of Newport; one sister, Doris Hauser of Hidnight, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Allen Hoge; her second husband, Robert Lee Barnett; one brother, James M. Curry; and one sister, Patricia Holland.

Graveside services were held at Coffeyville Cemetery, Bradford, Ark.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2001

MARJORIE BARNETT

Marjorie J. Barnett, 75, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Violet Ball Bush. She was a 1943 graduate of Parkersburg High School, 1946 graduate of Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, and a graduate of Ohio State University School of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a family planning nurse practitioner. After serving in the Army Nurses Corp during World War II, she was an instructor at CCNH School of Nursing from 1958-1961. After working as a private duty nurse and as a staff nurse at CCMH for many years, she then served as Home Health Care coordinator at CCMH prior to retiring from Planned Parenthood in 1986. She was a past elder and youth leader at Beechwood Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Lynelle C. Barnett of Columbus, Ohio, and Andrea Lee Brown of Parkersburg; two sons, Joseph Barnett of Parkersburg and Benjamin Barnett of Coolville, Ohio; one sister, Yvonne Bush White of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Harry R. Barnett; one brother; and two sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Sister Jean Colombo officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 September 2009

MARJORIE BARNETT

Marjorie E. Barnett, 64, of Looneyville, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Nettie Nida King.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Martha Hays Smith of Arnoldsburg and Lisa Delaney of Spencer; one son, William Travis Hays of Looneyville; one sister, Rosalie Horner of Portsmouth, Ohio; two brothers, Bud King of Left Hand and Rex King of Pigeon; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl G. âSandyâ Barnett, and one daughter, Marcia Drake.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. "Mike" King officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Newton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 September 2008

NELIA NORIENNE BARNHART

Nelia Norienne Barnhart, 81, of St. Marys, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont.

She was born in Pennsboro, the daughter of the late Elias Palmer and Minnie May Cottrill Hickman.

She was a member of First Apostolic Church, Belpre, Ohio, and formerly worked for the Pleasants County assessor's office. She had taught Sunday School.

Surviving are two daughters, Patty Gorman and husband Darrell of St. Marys and Nelia McConahy and husband Bill of Vienna; one son, Steve Barnhart and wife Faye of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, James P. Powell, Pryse Powell and Frank Powell, all of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Barnhart; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Terry Lough officiating. Burial was in Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 June 2001

EDITH BARR

Edith Dye Barr, 86, of Shannon Valley Road, Frazeyburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George W. and Estella P. Raybuck Dye. She retired in 1980 from General Electric, Co., New Concord, Ohio. She was a member of Frazeyburg Senior Citizens and Richvale Grange.

Surviving are two daughters, Darliss Mock of Frazeyburg and Donna Melrose of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister, Cokie Turner of Zanesville, Ohio; and Everett Dye of Big Springs; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Barr, on July 19, 1964; one son, James Everette Barr; three sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Frazeyburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Belt officiating. Burial was in Presbyterian Cemetery, Norwich, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2008

FAYE THOMAS BARR

Faye Thomas Barr, 93, of Glenville, died Saturday, Mar. 8, 2008, at SunBridge Care Center, Salem.

She was born in Marion County, the daughter of the late S.K. and Rose Haggerty Thomas.

She retired in 1991 with 21 years of service as a school teacher in Calhoun County. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Glenville.

Surviving are two daughters, Rosemary Ailes of Grantsville and Phoebe B. Dailey of Nicholasville, Ky.; one son, James T. Barr of New Milton; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Barr, and one daughter, Susan Griffin.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, Glenville, with Rev. Gerald Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, and one hour prior to services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 January 2009

GARNET MARIE BARR

Garnet Marie Barr, 73, of Grantsville, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Fred and Ednal Harden Kelley and a lifetime member of Cherry Fork United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, David Barr; four sons, Fred Wayne Ward of Raleigh, N.C., and Vance Barr, Mark Barr and Brent Barr, all of Grantsville; one daughter, Christine Barr of Nitro; six grandchildren, Kristopher Ward, Tracie Barr Hosey, Amy Barr, Tiffany Barr, Kayla Barr and Shana Starkey; two great-grandchildren, Autumn Skaggs and Amera Hosey; three sisters, Dessel Bower and Katie Matheny, both of Michigan, and Betty Craddock of Grantsville; and one brother, Jerry Kelley of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Kelley.

In accordance with her wishes, her body was cremated. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 July 2002

MARY ANN BARROWS

Mary Ann Barrows, 84, of The Woods of Cedar Run, Camp Hill, Pa., died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Manor Care, Carlisle, Pa.

She was born in Bluefield, the daughter of the late Jacob and Daisy Reese Myer. She was former owner and retired as editor of The Calhoun Chronicle and was a member of Calhoun County Historical Society and Calhoun-Gilmer Writers Guild.

Surviving are one son, David O. Barrows of Camp Hill; one sister, Bes Dunning of Norfolk, Va.; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace Barrows of Cannonsburg, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin J. Barrows.

Memorial services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Private burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calhoun County Library, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 February 2007

MARGUERITE BASNETT

Marguerite Basnett, 78, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Mae Stevens Williams. She retired from B.F. Goodrich in 1993 after 30 years of service.

Surviving are two daughters, Georgia Stalnaker and husband Bob of Grantsville and Shirley Basnett of Parkersburg; one grandson, Michael Stalnaker of Coolville, Ohio; one special great-granddaughter, Kateelynn Stalnaker of Coolville; one brother, Bill Williams of Doylestown, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and two special family friends, Phyllis Maze and Charlie Whipkey, both of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hale J. Basnett, in October, 1990; three brothers, Pratt, Lorin and Donald Williams; and three sisters, Delores Deimeter, Euthel Gibson and Grace Dufore.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 May 2009

MURELL BASNETT

Murell Basnett, 94, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Daniels Run, the daughter of the late George and Margaret Craddock.

She was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Dale Basnett; three brothers, Brown, Howard and Cecil Craddock; and one sister, Pearl Sampson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Charles McDonald officiating, and burial in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 September 2001

ROBERT BASNETT

Robert Basnett, 79, of Big Bend, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James and Virginia Starcher Basnett. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was captured by the Germans at the Battle-of-the-Bulge and was held as a prisoner of war in a German prison camp from Dec. 31, 1944, until Apr. 15, 1945.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Kerby Basnett; three sons, Robert Basnett, Jr., and James Lee Basnett, both of Morgantown, N.C., and Terry Basnett of Zebulon, N.C.; three daughters, Judith Ann Meadows and Brenda Radabaugh, both of Big Springs, and Debra Basnett of Big Bend; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Barry Miller and Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 June 2000
(reprint from January 1996)

GARY MICHAEL BATES

Gary Michael Bates, 15, of Big Springs, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Jan. 15, 1996.

He was born in Calhoun County, the 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, Tammy 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, Rosalie Bates of Newton Falls.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral home, Grantsville, wtih Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 June 2007

INDIA BATES

India Bates, 90, of Grantsville, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Dryden, N.Y., the daughter of the late E. Dale and Bessie Blanchard Hunter. She had worked at Gherke's Dept. Store, Grantsville, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 56, West Union, Stewart Chapel Church, Mt. Clara, and Calhoun General Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Mike Bates of Ft. Worth, Tex., and Bruce Bates of Spencer; one daughter, Liz Ferrell of Grantsville; 11 grandchildren, David Bradley and Sarah Bradley, both of Seminole, Fla., Maria Bates of Tampa Bay, Fla., Rob Ferrell, Scott Ferrell and Rich Ferrell, all of Grantsville, Nikki, Michael and Ryan Bates, all of Spencer, Joe Chapman of Ft. Worth and Lori Bates; and four great-grandchildren, Brennen and Jaida Ferrell, both of Grantsville, Haley Chapman of Ft. Worth and Madysen Bradley of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Bates, and one infant son, David Bates.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lawson Whipkey officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, Mt. Clara.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 September 2009

MILDRED BATES

Mildred Bates, 92, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Fred W. and Arminta (Minty) Stump Burroughs.

She attended Calhoun County High School.

In 1937, she married Thurl Kendall and daughter, Betty Louise, was born. In 1944, she married Clarence E. Simpson and daughter, Judith Ann, was born. She worked in the health care field as a nurse for Dr. Toepher and at Calhoun General Hospital. In 1970, she married Donald H. Bates. After his death in 1972, she moved to Parkersburg. In 2004, to recuperate from pneumonia, she moved to Sierra Vista to live with her daughter, Betty Newman.

Others surviving are daughter, Judith Hupp of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thurl (Abe) and Elton (Buck) Burroughs, and one sister, Vista Gainer.

Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Camden Avenue Church of Christ, 2900 Camden Ave., Parkersburg, followed by a short graveside service at 3 p.m. at Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Valor Hospice Care, 500 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. Arrangements are being handled by Hatfield Funeral Home, Sierra Vista, and Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 October 2005

ELLA MAE BATTEN

Ella Mae Greathouse Batten, 78, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Sherman and Lulia Greathouse.

Surviving are one son, Ronnie Brooks Batten; one daughter, Mary Kay Turner of Spencer; one brother, Harold Greathouse of Walton; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, James "Dick" Batten; five brothers, Charles, Bob, Ray, Franklin and Ralph Greathouse; and three sisters, Ruby Carpenter, Marjorie Alvis and Ona Merrill.

Graveside services were held at Slate Memorial Cemetery, Spencer, with Rev. Darrell Alvis officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 April 2000

CAROLYN BATTEN

Carolyn B. Batten, 58, of Spencer, died Sunday, Apr. 23, 2000, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Mud Fork, the daughter of Beulah Vada Coen Jarvis of Pulaski, Va., and the late Bruce Jarvis. She was a Marine Corps veteran and a retired supervisor for U.S. Dept. of Defense, Navy Depot, Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Army Depot, New Cumberland, Pa. She was a former employee of Spencer Hospital, Roane County clerk's office, and Police Records Center, Mechanicsburg. She was a member of Wetzel Chapter #27, Order of Eastern Star, Spencer.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, James D. "Jim" Batten; two daughters, Robin Batten of Spencer and Jourali "Jodi" Smith of Lincolnton, N.C.; one foster daughter, Karen Boggs of Spencer; two sons, Ralph M. Batten of Yakima, Wash., and James Allen Batten of Carlisle, Pa.; one sister, Helen Cottle of Pulaski; two brothers, Forest M. "Bud" Jarvis of Waskom, Tex., and Charles R. Jarvis of Youngstown, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Boggs officiating. Burial with military gravesite rites will be held in Batten Family Cemetery, Reedy. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2007

DEENA BATTEN

Deena C. Batten, 71, of Marietta, Ohio, died Monday, May 21, 2007, at her residence.

She was born at Millstone, the daughter of the late Loren and Ernestine Starcher Morris. She was a homemaker, member of Mid Lakes Christian Church, Tavares, Fla., and attended Fairview Heights Chapel, Marietta.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, William "Bill" Batten; two daughters, Darla Piersol of Mineral Wells and Tammy Mayhew of Pettyville; two sons, William E. Batten of Walker and Randy Lee Batten of Parkersburg; one brother, Charles Morris of Walton; one sister, Doris Peele of Marietta; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Melvin Conley officiating. Entombment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

FOREST DWIGHT BAUGHMAN

Forest Dwight Baughman, 92, of Lincolnton, N.C., formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007.

He was the son of the late Floyd and Mae Parsons Baughman.

Surviving are four sons, Matt, Dwayne, Dale and David; six daughters, Kim, Janet, Janice, Rebecca, Brenda, and lane; and 19 grandchildren.

No services.were held.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2006

JACKIE LEE BEALL

Jackie Lee Beall, 68, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at home.

He was born on Steer Run, Gilmer County, the son of Louise Whitesel Beall and the late Doyl Beall. He was baptized at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Normantown, in 1966 and retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways with 26 years of service.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Sandra Hevener, whom he married in 1959; three children, Kimberly Beall Lowther, Richard Beall and Charles Beall; six grandchildren; 'one step-grandson; two sisters, Zeta Jean Mohr and Evonne Mohr; and three brothers, Wendel Beall, David Beall and Doyl Junior Beall.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Elder Larry Fisher and Elder Richard Adams officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2007

KENNETH RUDELL BEARD

Kenneth Rudell Beard, 74, of Smithville, died Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007, at Clarksburg.

He was born at Calvert City, Ky., the son of the late Rudy H. and Catherine Pauline Davis Beard. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a former deputy sheriff of Pinal County, Ariz., owner of Barrel Drive In, Mesa, Ariz., welder on high pressure piping, and involved with real estate sales. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, and South Side Baptist Church, Harrisville, where he was adult Sunday School teacher and leader of the tent ministry.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Parks Beard; one son, Kenneth Bradley Beard of Wartrace, Tenn.; one brother, James L. Beard of Benton, Ky.; two sisters, Barbara A. Vasseur of Calvert City and Carolyn L. Kirk of Paducah, Ky.; three grandchildren, Michael Jason Roe (raised as a son), Lauren Beard and Matthew Bradley Beard; seven nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Katherine Roe.

Special memorial service was held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Mike Worf officiating. A celebration of his life was held at South Side Baptist Church, with Pastor Mike Kirby officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2000

JAMES BEECHER

James Howard Beecher, 71, of Grantsville, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Apollo, Pa., the son of Lynn and Bessie Kepple Beecher. He retired from Beecher Drilling Co. after more than 40 years of service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 5959, where he served as commander for 11 years. He was also a volunteer driver for the V.A. Medical Center's shuttle van.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Marilyn of Grantsville; one son Stevan of Grantsville; three daughters, Janis Ritchie and Andrea Fitzwater, both of Summersville, and Robin Goodwin of Germantown, Md.; seven grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles W. Beecher, and one sister, Virginia Prusack.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2001

LIZZIE BECKETT

Lizzie Bell Beckett, 66, of Orma, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Kay Nicholas, with whom she made her home.

She was born in Nicholas County, the daughter of the late John and Dolly Smith Nutter. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are five daughters, Kay Nicholas and Evelyn Beckett of Orma, Margaret Rush of Sand Ridge, Ruth Rhodes of Parkersburg and Barbara Taylor of Mt. Airy, N.C.; two sons, Virgil Beckett of Sand Ridge and Danny Beckett of Orma; three sisters, Patricia Nutter and Marie Bennett, both of Fayettville, and Bell Wood of Virginia; two brothers, Amos and Gene Nutter of Beckwith; 16 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters, and two infant daughters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder George Rose officiating, and burial in Nicholas Cemetery, Orma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 2 June 2005

BESSIE ARTHUR BELCHER

Bessie Arthur Belcher, 79, of Annamoriah, died Saturday, May 28, 2005. She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Holly Roscoe and Ottis Saltkeld Greathouse. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, James Arthur and wife Sue and Tony Arthur and wife Crystal, all of Annamoriah; two daughters, Sue Miller and husband Dean and Charlotte Blair and husband Tim, all of Annamoriah; 10 grandchildren, Randy and Barry Miller, Brian, Brent and Craig Arthur, Cheryl Smith, Amber Boak, and Josh, Jeff and Jared Blair; 11 great-grandchildren, Emily, Caroline and Brock Arthur, Emma, Lyndsey, Tyler and Alexander Miller, Aron and Kalyn Smith, Joel Blair and Austin Coon; four brothers, June Greathouse of Annamoriah and Eugene, Carl and Garry Great-house, all of Warren, Ohio; and one sister, Gwen Gibson of Bristoville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ira Arthur, in 1992; one infant son; two brothers, Bud and Larry Greathouse; and one sister, Garnet Hess.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. C.W. McDonald officiating, and burial in Cooper Cemetery, near Annamoriah.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2001 (Obituary from 1967)

EARL A. BELL

Earl A. Bell, 71, of Annamoriah, was killed late Wednesday night, Apr. 5, in an automobile accident at Annamoriah.

He was born near Munday, the son of the late Jeff and Rosalee Monroe Bell. He was a retired oil field worker.

Surviving are five sons, Kenneth, Thomas, Harold and Shirley Bell, all of Barberton, Ohio, and John B. Bell of Parkersburg. Two daughters, Betty Duskey of Barberton and Ruby Leggett of Parkersburg; one brother, Roy Bell of Zanesville, Ohio; four sisters, Dora Rose of Munday, Ethel Roberts of Elizabeth, Marie Woodring of Zanesville and Lou Haynes of Parkersburg; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Monnie Davis Bell.

Services were held at Snyder Chapel United Methodist Church, Annamoriah, with Rev. Bud Graham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2007

ETHEL FOSTEEN BELL

Ethel Fosteen Bell, 82, of South Parkersburg died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Ocie Gainer Hughes. She was retired after 37 years at Cloverdale Meat Packing. She was a homemaker and attended Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Surviving are six children, Loretta Bayer, Wayne Bell and Betty Beck, all of Parkersburg and Billy Bell of Belpre, Robert Bell of Belleville and Roger Bell of Washington; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and one sister, Ellen Starcher of Parkersburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bell; two grandchildren, Susan Edwards and Delbert Wayne Bell; five brothers, Leo, Orville, Mansel, Denzil and Jesse Hughes; and three sisters, Dolly Miller, Eathel Hughes and Dorothy Reynolds. Services were held Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Loyd Winans officiating. Burial was in Snider Chapel Cemetery at Annamoriah.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2007

ISAAC RAY BELL

Isaac Ray Bell, 74, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care System, Grantsville.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Wesley and Vernie Boggs Bell. He was a well tender in the oil and gas industry and was a member of the Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta Ferrell Bell; six sons, Patrick Bell and wife Darlene of Big Springs, Daniel Bell and wife Lori of Normantown, Donald Bell and wife Cindy of Morgantown, NC, Charles Bell and wife Zola of Annamoriah, James Bell and wife Tammy of Big Bend, and John Bell at home; eight daughters, Madge Basnett and husband Jim, Sherri Kirchburg and husband Steve, and Ann Whisemant, all of Morgantown NC; Karen Six and husband Lloyd of Cairo, Linda Carpenter and husband Ken of Arnoldsburg, Criss Davis and husband Nick of Big Bend, Rebecca Starcher and husband Doug of Mt. Zion, Sara Marks and husband Eric of Orma; one brother, Charles Bell and wife Wilma of Grantsville; 43 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Teresa Bell, one daughter, Teresa Lynn Bell, one son Gerald Bell, and one grandson.

Services were held December 11 at Stump Funeral Home Grantsville with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in the St. Paul Cemetery near Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 September 2002

JUNE BELL

June Bell, 92, of Normantown, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Camden and Nettie Stump Mollohan. She was a retired high school teacher, having taught at Normantown High School and in the Wood County school system. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Normantown.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Orton and Herbert Mollohan, and two sisters, Louise Sherwood and Tressie Moore.

Graveside services were held at Mollohan Cemetery, Normantown, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. There was no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2006

LAURA SIMONS BELL

Laura Simons Bell, 88, of Spencer, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at her home.

She was born at Oka, the daughter of the late Thomas and Virginia Griffin Simons. She was a retired employee of Spencer State Hospital and a former employee of Roane General Hospital and Spencer Grade School.

Surviving are two sons, Joe Simons of Winfield and Steve Bell of Spencer; one daughter, Sherry Bell of Spencer; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Bell; one son, George Thomas Bell; six brothers, Cecil, Ofa, Willard, Bruce, Russell and Everette Simons; and three sisters, Allie White Lowery, Anna Boggs and Evelyn Simons.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 March 2002

LOIS LAMP BELL

Lois Lamp Bell, 74, of Miami, Fla., died Monday, Mar. 4, 2002, in Miami.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late James and Edna Vera Arnett Lamp. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star and Wayside Baptist Church, Miami.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas M. Bell; two sons, William Bell of Miami and James Bell of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Tammy Marion of Stevens Point, Wisc.; five grandchildren; and her step-mother, Oleta Lamp Hill of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Geraldine Underwood, and two brothers, James and Clifford Lamp.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2001 (Obituary from 1963)

MONNIE L. BELL

Monnie L. Bell, 62, of Annamoriah, died Friday, Sept. 20, 1963, in a Parkersburg Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Lillie Bell Davis. She was a member of Snider Chapel EUB Church.

Surviving are her husband, Earl Bell; five sons, Shirley, Kenneth and Thomas Bell, all of Barberton, Ohio, and John and Harold Bell, both of Parkersburg; two daughters, Ruby Leggett and Betty Duskey, both of Parkersburg; one brother, Claude Davis of Annamoriah; and four sisters, Amie Davis of Akron, Ohio, Maude Maze of Annamoriah, Myrtle O'Day of Clarksburg and Opal Nelson of Huntington.

Services were held at Snider Chapel with Rev. Bud Graham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2006

THELMA STEMPLE BELL

Thelma Stemple Bell, 91, of Spencer, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ray and Mittie Barnes Stemple. She was retired from Traders Bank, Spencer, and was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil M. Bell, in 1960, and one brother, Andrew Stemple.

Graveside services were held at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2006

THOMAS BELL

Thomas E. Bell, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.

He was born in Annamoriah, the son of the late Earl A. and Monnie L. Davis Bell. He retired from B&W in 1981 after 34 years of service. He was a member of Reimer Road Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Martha "Jean" Duskey Bell; one son, Steven T. Bell; one daughter, Brenda J. LaFaso; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Shirley Bell.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Snyder Community Church, Annamoriah, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 January 2009

THOMAS MURRAY BELL

Thomas Murray Bell, 87, of Pinecrest, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in Baptist Hospital, Miami.

He was born in Winnipeg, Canada, the son of the late William and Catherine Johnston Bell.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the 2nd Army under Gen. George Patton in Normandy on D-Day. He was retired from Florida Power and Light Co. with 38 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, William Bell of Miami, Fla., and James M. Bell of North Carolina; one daughter, Tamara Marion of Wisconsin; one sister, Rita Catanzaro of New Jersey; six grand-children; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Lamp Bell, formerly of Grantsville, in 2002.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery, with military graveside rites by Spencer American Legion Post.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Mar 2004

WESLEY ALAN BELL

Wesley Alan Bell, seven-day-old infant son of Amanda Cottrell Williams and Herbert Bell of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

Surviving are one sister, Brittany Williams of Grantsville; four brothers, Cecil and Harold Bell and Dustin and Shawn Hillegas, all of Grantsville; grandparents, Blanche Bell of Brohard and Emogene Cottrell and James Meadows of Shock; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Cecil Bell.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Freed Cemetery, Leading Creek.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2004

RAYMOND BELT

Raymond C. Belt, 75, died in Tucson, Ariz., on Friday, May 7, 2004.

He was the son of the late Carl and Lottie Belt. He served in the Armed Forces from 1949-1952 during the Korean War. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 18, VFW 10188, and American Legion.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Nicholas Belt; children, Jennifer Albert, Raymond C. Belt, Jr., and Tina Neal; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marlene Lewis and Jean Bush.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Richards.

Services are to be announced later.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 July 2009

ROBERT LEE BELT

Robert Lee Belt, 79, of Munday, died Sunday, June, 28, 2009, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary Virginia Richards Belt; two daughters, Wanda Baldwin and Kathy Price; two sons, Dennis Belt and Robert Keith; nine grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. His siblings were Cleoda Smith, Ada McPeek, Kenneth and Virgil (deceased), Pauline May, Barbara Holbert and Mitchell.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Bell Chapel Church, Munday, with Rev. Carlos Nutter officiating. Burial will be in Maze Cemetery, Munday. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 August 2004

VIRGIL BELT

Virgil L. Belt, 72, of Wayne, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at V A Medical Center, Huntington.

He was born at Munday, the son of the late Cecil J. and Stella McIntire Belt. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired machine operator.

Surviving are his wife, Norma Holbrook Belt; one daughter, Roseanna Belt of Newark: Ohio; one grandson, Christopher Belt of Zanesville, Ohio; three brothers, Kenneth and Robert, both of Munday, and Mitchell of Vienna; four sisters, Cleoda Smith, Pauline May and Barbara Holbert, all of Mineral Wells, and Ada McPeek of Parkersburg; nine nieces, eight nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Daris and Chester, and one sister, Freda.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial was in Maze Cemetery, Munday.

(Larry Heffner)


Margie Benedum - Died May 21, 2009

Margie Marie Sampson Benedum was born July 19, 1931 in Leather Bark, WV to the late Hurdle D. and Estel Lena (Groggs) Sampson. On May 21, 2009, she went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She lived most of her life in Meigs County, and was a custodian in the Eastern Local School System for twenty seven years. She attended both St. Paul United Methodist Church and Eden United Brethren Church. Marge was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Francis Benedum; her children, Dennis (Betty) Benedum of Mobile, AL, Mike (Cindy) Benedum of Coolville, OH, Diana (Mike) Walker of Canal Winchester, OH and Teresa (Mike Whitlock) Benedum of Reedsville, OH; two sisters, Gladys Barton of Coolville, OH and Carolyn Sue (Benny) Smith of Mansfield, OH; one brother, Rick (Brenda) Sampson of Coolville, OH; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, Marge was preceded in death by two sisters, Kate (Anna) Weekley and Mickey Spradlin; two brothers David Sampson and Daris Sampson.

Services will be held 11 A.M., Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, OH with Rev. Robert Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the Meigs County Memory Gardens, Pomeroy, OH. - GRAVESTONE PHOTO

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, from 6-8 P.M.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2001

BARBARA BENNETT

Barbara Rosalea Bennett, 51, of Rosedale, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, as the result of an auto accident near Rosedale.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Lucy Marks of Orma and the late Curtis Marks. She was a nursing assistant at Braxton County Memorial Hospital and attended the House of Prayer, Gassaway.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Larry R. Bennett; one daughter, Malinda Bailey of Poca; one son, Ernest R. Bennett of Rosedale; four brothers, Rev. Carl Marks of Arnoldsburg, Lester Marks of New London, N.C., Ray Marks of Smithville, Ohio, and Ronzel Marks of Orma; four sisters, Kathleen Sohar of Creston, Ohio, Virginia Brady of Greenville, S.C., Wanda Lee McCumbers of Orma and Vicky Chastain of Millstone; and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Darrell, Basil and Delmar Marks.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 September 2006

BESSIE BENNETT

Bessie E. "Liz" Bennett, 77, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Gerald and Garnet Clark Graham.

She retired from Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital where she was a cook. She was a Christian.

Surviving are five children, Ward "Buck" Bennett and Vera Bennett, both of Parkersburg, and Hope Lanning, Billy Bennett and Sandy Hendricks, all of Princeton; four brothers and sisters, Naomi Schoonover of Granville, Ohio, Billy Graham of Chillicothe, Ohio, Wanda Vining of Rutland, Ohio, and Jimmy Graham of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Bennett; one daughter, Judy Doherty; step-mother, Goldie Graham; one grandson, Adam Lanning; and dearest friend, David J. Morris.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Norman Butler officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 August 2006

DELLA BENNETT

Della P. Bennett, 92, of Lower Run, near Normantown, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at The Arbors, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born at Index, the daughter of the late Walter and Mittie Harris Bennett. She was a former employee of Glenville State College and was retired from Kent State University, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, William Kerby of Normantown; one grandson, Richard Kerby of Normantown; one sister, Bessie Vannoy of Strongsville, Ohio; one brother, Virgie Bennett of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Semilda Frederick, and two brothers, Ralph and Hugh Bennett.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial will be in Bennett Cemetery, Grantsville. Visitation is scheduled Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


Calhoun Chronicle - Feb 1952

ELLEN R. BENNETT

Mrs. Ellen R. Bennett, 80, of Grantsville died at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg Tuesday, following a short illness. She was the daughter of William & Sara Hambric, Braxton County, where she was born. She spent the greater part of her life in the Grantsville community, where she was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

She is survived by seven sons; O. G. Bennett, Renovo, Pa.; Lee and Owen of Akron, O.; Noah of Baltimore; Alva, of Weston; Glen whose address is unknown and Ray, Staten, W. Va. Also three daughters, Mrs. Bina Hosey, Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Goldie Daniels of Akron, O.; Miss Lulu Bennett, at home; three stepchildren, Mrs. Lettie Mitchell, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Anna Critchfield, Richwood, and James Bennett of Mt. Clare, W.Va., also one sister, Mrs. Bertha Allen of Rosedale; 35 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Rev. James Francis Bennett, one daughter, Mary Susie, and one son, Jason J., preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be held at the Bethlehem Baptist church at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the body to lie in state at the Stump Funeral home at Grantsville, until that time.

The Rev. B. P. O. Van-Horn will read the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be the following grandsons Harold and Eugene Bennett, Richard Daniels, Paul and Lorrin Hosey and Lewis Allen.

(Dorothy M. Hosey)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 April 2006

EVELYN WILLAJEAN BENNETT

Evelyn Willajean "Jean" Bennett, 81, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 15, 2006, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born on Horse Run Road, Lewis County, the daughter of the late Roy and P1essie Wyant. She was a 1942 graduate of Weston High School and was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband, Ray Bennett, whom she married Feb. 23, 1944; one son, Dennis Bennett of Craigsville; one daughter, Rebecca Wilson of Knoxville, Md.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Burl, Homer, Truman, Earl and Roy Wyant, Jr., and one sister, Mary Margaret Wyant.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Doug Eades officiating. Burial will be in Broad Run Cemetery, Jane Lew. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


GERTRUDE BENNETT

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2000

Gertruce Bennett, 85, of Chloe, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Rosedale, Braxton County, the daughter of the late George and Sophia Putnam Vanburen.

Surviving are two sons, Dean Bennett of Spencer and Aaron Bennett of Chloe; two daughters, Wilma McKee of Weston and Sandra Peake of Moncks Corner, S.C.; one brother, David Vanburen of Rosedale; three sisters, Audra Bourne of Minnora, Fanny Alkire of Butler, Pa., and Hallie Abersold of Fairmont; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks Bennett, and one son, Arden Bennett.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 April 2002 (Obituary from Dec. 15, 1960)

GLADYS BENNETT

Gladys M. Bennett, 35, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 10. 1960, in a Parkersburg hospital.

She was born at Cremo, the daughter of John Wright and the late Pearl Greathouse Wright. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and was formerly employed by Porcelain Products, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Paul Bennett: one son, John Paul Bennett, at home; seven sisters, Jennie Deem of Vienna, Rarlie Husk and Ernestine Hays, both of Barberton, and Rosie Sellers, Lula Walker, Madeline Miller and Ruby Wright, all of Parkersburg; and three brothers, Earl Wright of Parkersburg and Gay and Marion Wright, both of Cremo.

Services were held at Wright Chapel with Rev. Hayward Gribble officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2001

IZETTA "BABE" BENNETT

Izetta "Babe" Bennett, 79, of Hurricane, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at home.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School, Class of 1941, and was a member of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane, and CCHS Alumni Association.

Surviving are three sons, Bob and Harold Bennett, both of Hurricane, and Ron Bennett of Sissonville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, and one son, Donnie.

Services were held at Forrest Burdette Memorial U.M. Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 1945

REV. JAMES FRANCIS BENNETT

Rev. Bennett Dies Tuesday at Staten

Rev. James Francis Bennett, 82, died Tuesday at his home at Staten after a lingering illness. He was born Feb 23, 1863, in Calhoun county, the son of the late William and Sarah Ann Wright Bennett.

Rev. Bennett was a Baptist minister for 40 years and a member of the Odd Fellow lodge in Grantsville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ellen Hamric Bennett and 13 children, James Bennett of Clarksburg, Mrs. Anna Critchfield of Richwood, Mrs. Lettie Mitchell of Washington, D.C., O. G. Bennett of Grantsville, Mrs. Bina Hosey of Grantsville, Mrs. Golda Daniels, Lee Bennett, and Owen Bennett of Akron; Glen Bennett of Cleveland, Ohio, Alva Bennett of Weston. Miss Ludia (Lulu) Bennett and Ray Bennett at home; amd Noah Bennett of Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs. Adaline Miller of Clarksburg; Mrs. Jay Friend and Mrs. Reta Frame of Sutton.

Funeral services were held at the Bethlehem Baptist church Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. N. H. Bartlett officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

(Dorothy Hosey)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 December 2002

MABLE BENNETT

Mable Clara Bennett, 94, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center. She had been a resident of long term care for five years.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Francis and Roxie Blosser Connolly. She owned and operated Bennett's Nursing Home on Hathaway St., Grantsville, for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and Rebekah Lodge, all of Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Reed Bennett of Elyria, Ohio; two sisters, Grace Nichols of Grantsville and Frankie Mowery of Creston; one brother, Roy Connolly of Davisville; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Bennett; one daughter, Reeva Boggs; one son; seven sisters; and three brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 July 2001

MAXINE BENNETT

E. Maxine Bennett, 71, of Rosedale, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at Women and Children's Hospital, Charleston.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late Riley and Sara Biship McCumbers.

She was a homemaker and member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Eugene Bennett; four sons, Danny Bennett, Larry Bennett, Doyle Bennett and Marvin Bennett, all of Rosedale; one daughter, Nina Cook of Rosedale; two sisters, Goldie Tarkington of Vienna and Chessie Talkington of Newton Falls, Ohio; one brother, Charlie McCumbers of Nicut; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel McCumbers, Mary Redman and Birdie Goodrich; fur brothers, Russell, Noah, Ernest and Brooks McCumbers; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 March 2010

PAULA BENNETT

Paula J. Bennett, 58, of Belmont, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Harry and Helen Shutts Kidder.

She had worked in the laundry at the former Colin Anderson Center and at Carehaven of Pleasants. Earlier, she had worked in the dairy department at Foodland, Parkersburg. She was a United Methodist.

Surviving are her husband of 40 years, James L. Bennett; one son, Jamie Bennett of Belmont; two grandchildren; one sister, Lela Starcher of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Mike Kidder of Parkersburg and Ray Kidder of Belpre; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Kidder. Services were held at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Dave Ellenwood officiating. Burial was in Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2007

PEGGY ANN BENNETT

Peggy Ann Bennett, 61, of Charleston, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at her daughter's home.

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of the late Vaughn Pierce Bailey and Dorothy Ellen Bailey. She was a graduate of Man High School and Garnet Career Center, where she earned an LPN degree. She was a home health care aide for over 15 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Beverly Ann Milam and Dorothy Ellen Philyaw, both of Hurricane, and Larissa Lyn Bortz of Charleston, S.C.; three grandchildren; one brother, Bill Bailey of Grantsville; one step-brother, Jim Bailey of Huntington; and two step-sisters, Jean Browning of Frametown and Tessa Shawver of Nitro.

Services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with Pastor Jeff Arthur officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 July 2000

RALPH BENNETT

Ralph W. Bennett, 78, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Barberton, Ohio.

He was the son of the late Walter and Mittie Harris Bennett of Index. He retired from Babcock and Wilcox Co. in 1984 with 36 years service. He served with the Armed Forces in Germany during World War II and was a member of Loyal Oak VFW 4466, Norton, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, James W. Bennett of Barberton; two brothers, Maurice Hugh Bennett of Atwater, Ohio, and Virgil Ellison Bennett of Leesburg, Fla.; two sisters, Bessie Vannoy of Cleveland, Ohio, and Della Bennett of Ravenna, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews; caretaker, Helen Timura; and former wife, Patty Roberts Bennett, formerly of Grantsville.

Services will be held Thursday, 11:30 a.m., at Hahn Funeral Home, 78 17th St. NW, Barberton. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, south of Barberton, with military services. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 29 July 2004

RICHARD BENNETT

Richard H. Bennett, 76, of Rosedale, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Doyle and Mae Nicholas Bennett. He was a member of Normantown High School State Champion basketball team in 1945 and a member of Masonic Lodge, Gassaway, for 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, Garnet Dawn Moore Bennett; four daughters, Debbie Moore of Ripley, Carol Polan of Huntington, Vicky Carter of Rosedale and Lisa Tanner of Perkins; one son, Richard Bennett of Reedy; one sister, Barbara Kincaid of Spencer; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one cousin; and special friend, Gene Bennett of Rosedale.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Davis of Detroit, Mich.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder George Rose officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Normantown, with Masonic graveside rites. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Mar 2004

SANDRA BENNETT

Sandra Kay “Candi” Bennett, 55, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Delbert and Hazel Barnett Bennett.

Surviving are five sisters, Emogene Hitchcock of Parkers-burg, Mary Steorts of Marietta, Ohio, Alice Hrebinko of Fishersville, Va., Christina Hendershot of Lower Salem, Ohio, and Pamela Lynch of Mt. Zion; and one brother, Bruce Bennett of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Ronald Bennett.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Stump Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2007

WOODROW BENNETT

Woodrow Bennett, 90, of Bedford, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006.

He was born in Calhoun County and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was an active member of the Masonic order in Ohio and Florida.

Surviving are his wife, the former Chlorene Clayton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Wesley, Rupert and Bernard, and five sisters, Susie, Opal, Ermal, Stella and Oval.

Services were held at Charles R. Blessing Funeral Home, Twinsburg, Ohio. Entombment was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 March 2009

VIRGINIA BENNETT

Virginia G. Bennett, 88, of Devola, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late John and Lora Richards Kellar.

She attended Brooksville Elementary School. She was a member of Fifth Street Church of Christ, Beverly, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one sister, Rosalie Rea of Marietta; a nephew, Larry Kendall, who resided with her; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Marcellus Bennett, at Grantsville on Nov. 29, 1991; four brothers, Therman Kellar, Richard Kellar, Charles Kellar and an infant David Kellar; and two sisters, Lara Kellar and Hazel Kellar Kendall.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta, with Zack Waite and Bruce Goosman officiating, and burial in East Lawn Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 June 2007

TERRY LEE BENSON

Terry Lee Benson, 60, of Davis, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

He was born at Fairmont, Minn., the son of the late Jack Leigh and Bette Gale Benson. He was retired from the U.S. Army military intelligence unit and owner/operator of Blackwater Brewing Co.

Surviving are his wife, Rosalinde Koppe Benson; one son, Robert Benson of Baltimore, Md.; one daughter, Michaela Holcomb, of Albany, Ga.; five brothers, Ricky Benson of Galveston, Tex., Robert Gale Benson and Jack Benson, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Christopher Benson and Michael Benson, both of San Antonio, Tex.; two sisters, Ramona Jo Fizzuoglio of San Antonio, Tex., and Shelly Anne Farrell of Grantsville; and five grandchildren.

Services were held at Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, with Rev. Rick Benson and Rev. Rob Benson officiating. Burial will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Arlington National Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna, Ohio Record Courier - September 21, 2002

WILLIAM BETTS, 75
Was once Palmyra firefighter

Diamond --William "Bill" Betts, 75, of Diamond, died Thursday, Sept 19, 2002, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. Born June 5, 1927, in Grantsville, W. Va., he was the son of William Ray and Pearl (Cain) Betts. He had lived in Diamond since 1953.

Mr. Betts had been employed with Rockwell International in Newton Falls for 26 years, and later retired from Alside in Cuyahoga Falls.

Previously, he had been a volunteer firefighter for Palmyra Township.

Survivors include his wife, Hester (Scott); son, Rick (Terry) of Brimfield; daughters, Dianna (Russell) McKenzie of Ravenna, Rhonda (Eugene) Arendt of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Billie Jean (Ed) George of Rock Hill, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Ray of Cambridge, Ohio; and sisters, Mary Hosey of Garrettsville, Madeline (Harry) Smith of Oak Hill, W.Va.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home in Ravenna, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, the Rev. David Clark officiating. Burial will be in West Cemetery in Palmyra.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 October 2008

DOLORES BIAS

Dolores E. Bias, 65, of Millwood, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

She was born at Chloe, the daughter of Nell Siers Jarvis of Spencer and the late Denver Jarvis.

She had worked as a payroll clerk at Pechiney Rolled Products, Ravenswood, and was a member of Freewill Baptist Church, Evergreen Hills.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Otis "Gene" Bias; one daughter, Alison Bias of Dunbar; two step-daughters, Linda and Debbie of Texas; two sisters, Garnet Hersman of Ripley and Karen Flesher of Spencer; two nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Services were held at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Rev. Mark Price officiating. Burial was in Ravenswood Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 December 2006

MARY BOWSER BICKEL

Mary Bowser Bickel, 100, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at Eagle Pointe Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County.

Surviving are one son, Robert F. Bickel of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Winifred Bowser of Parkersburg; several nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, F.H. Bickel; one daughter, Barbara Ann Davy; three brothers, Paul, Bretney and Owen Bowser; and one sister, Margaret.

Graveside services were held at Mount Olivet Cemetery, with Rev. James Kinsler officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 June 2004

JAMES BILLEY

James C. Billey, 79, of Eastlake, Ohio, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Euclid, Ohio.

He was born at Galloway, Barbour County, the son of the late Frank and Bessie Collins Bailey. He retired in 1985 from TRW Co., Euclid, as a machinist with 34 years of service. He attended Flemington High School and graduated from Calhoun County High School. He served in Europe with the U.S. Army during World War II with Co. I, 515th parachute regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a life member of VFW Post 4358, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, and a member of J.F.K. Senior Center, Eastlake.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Wilda Goff Billey; two daughters, Diana Facemyer of Painesville Township, Ohio, and Darla Quinn of Wyoming, Mich.; two sons, Dwight Billey of Willoughby and Dean Billey of Eastlake; three sisters, Dorothy Ford of Garfield Heights, Ohio, Clara Williams of Glenville and Jenny Hosey of Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Billey and an infant Robert Billey; one sister, Sue Hansen; and one great-grandson, Sean Elliott.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Nicholas officiating, and burial in Burnt House Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, after 9 a.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 July 2009

ELEANOR BINGMAN

Eleanor F. Bingman, 88, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Rosa Anna Hughes Presbyterian Home, Louisville, Ky.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Floyd and Julia Campbell Smith. She worked for Stone & Thomas and was a Methodist.

Surviving are two sons, H. David Bingman III of Louisville and Stephen Michael Bingman of Vincent, Ohio; three grand-children; and two brothers, Grey and Warren Campbell, both of Belpre, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry David Bingman, Jr.; one brother, Floyd Smith; and six sisters, Helen McPeek, Dollie Culp, Pauline DePue, Auldine Knight, Justine Martin and Wanda Rowen.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2006

GARNET SUE BISHOP

Garnet Sue Bishop, 57, of Chloe, died Saturday, Mar. 4, 2006, at CAMC, Charleston.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of Cleo Metheney and the late Roy Lee Metheney.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Delmas Lee Moore of Barberton, Ohio; one grandson; five brothers, Don Metheney of Crummies Creek, Darrell Metheney of Reedy and Creston Metheney, Jim Metheney and George Metheney, all of Chloe; and three sisters, Wanita Greathouse of Stinson, Phyllis Anderson of Rush and Carol Arnold of Walker.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Chloe, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Metheney Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 November 2000

GATHEL BINA BISHOP

Gathet Bina Bishop, 80, of Sand Fork, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was the daughter of John Milton and Lucinda Sears King. She was a retired cook for Gilmer County Schools.

Surviving are two sons, Arden Bishop of Newton Falls, Ohio, and David Bishop of Sand Fork; three daughters, Ruth James of Sand Fork. Ermal Harris of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Mary Gum of New Fairfield, Conn.; one brother, Ray King of Lorain, Ohio; three sisters, Beulah Cottrill of Grantsville, Gay King of Cleveland, Ohio, and June Garcia of Lorain, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Paul G. Bishop, on Feb. 7, 1999; three brothers, Roscoe King, Doy King and Russell King; and one sister, Beryl King.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 November 2004

THELMA PAULINE BISSELL

Thelma Pauline Bissell, 76, of Looneyville, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ellis and Betty Nicholson Starcher. She was a homemaker and a member of Keffer United Methodist Church, Clover.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Truman of Left Hand; one son, James Bissell of Clover; one sister, Phyllis Boggs of Looneyville; three brothers, Glenn Starcher of Ravenswood, Ray Starcher of Looneyville and Wayne Starcher of Spencer; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alden H. Bissell; one daughter, Sandra Sue Bissell; two sisters, Marlene Norman and Willadean Starcher; and three brothers, Basil Starcher, Edsel Starcher and Gary Starcher.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2001

DUANE BLACK

Duane H. Black, 70, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Edgar and Mary Harris Black.

He was a former resident of Calhoun County and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He went to diesel school in Tennessee and attended sheet metal school in Institute.

Surviving are two sisters, Margaret (Iwana) Stevens of Cleveland, Ohio, and Kathryn Ellyson of Fort Myers; one brother, Albert Black of Wewahitchka, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2002

OLETA BLACKBURN

Oleta Blanche Blackburn, 93, of Burlington, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney.

She was born at Grantsville, the daughter of the late Valentine Franklin and Azura Dell Stevens Riddel. She was a homemaker, a former member of Burlington Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary, and a Protestant.

Surviving are two daughters, Oleta D. Dawson and Eleanor F. McDonald; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Blackburn, May 25, 1971; two sons, Samuel D. Blackburn and Charles F. "Mose" Blackburn; and two brothers, Dale W. Riddel and Benjamin Franklin Riddel.

Services were held at Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, with Rev. Angela Cosner officiating. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 September 2008

NORA DIGMAN BLACKWELL

Nora M. Digman Blackwell, 68, of Waverly, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dale and Leatha Brookover Digman.

She was a nurse's aide and member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jack Blackwell; two sons, Will Blackwell of Vienna and Johnny Blackwell of Parkersburg; one daughter, Angie Lingo of Toledo, Ohio; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry Digman of Florida; and one sister, Jean Vincent of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Mark Snyder and Jackie Blackwell, and one sister, Sue Digman.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jon Lands officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 Nov 2003

PEARL MAY BLAIR

Pearl May Blair, 90, of Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Broomstick, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, in Penn Hills, Pa.

She was born in Doddridge County, the daughter of the late Loman and Trina May Jones Richards. She had resided with her daughter in Pittsburgh for two years.

She was a homemaker and a member of Broomstick Church.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Blair of Big Bend and Douglas J. Blair of California; two daughters, Patricia Jean Duffy of Pittsburgh and Ruth Ann Reeds of Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey Blair; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Broomstick Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 February 2005

DONALD BLAKE

Donald P. Blake, 40, of Glenville, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lennie and Violet Blake. He was employed at U-Pak, Glenville.

Surviving are one daughter, Joella Broome; two sisters, Madeline Starkey of Grantsville and Patricia Cunningham of Harrisville; three brothers, David Blake of Pine Creek, Richard Blake of Grantsville and Michael Blake of Spencer; a friend, Jamie Gerwig of Grantsville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Blake, and a companion, Gayle Broome.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2003

VERA BLAKE

Vera Blake, 81, of Reedy, died Friday, Mar. 14, 2003, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Curtis Lee and Icy Mae Church Starcher. She was a homemaker, secretary of Blake and Blake Construction, Springdale, Ohio, and former employee of Spencer Hospital and Kellwood Corp., Spencer. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Surviving are two sons, David Miller of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Steven C. Miller of Elizabeth; one daughter, Emeline Guess of Reedy; two brothers, Holly Starcher of Naples, Fla., and Kenneth H. Starcher of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Beth Safford of Parkersburg; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd G. Blake; two brothers, Ivan and Ed Starcher; and one sister, Tessa Thelma Webb.

Private burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2002

MARK LEE BLANCHFIELD

Mark Lee Blanchfield, 47, of Barberton, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002.

He was the son of Helen Blanchfield and the late Walter Blanchfield. He had served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Barberton VFW Post 1066.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one son, Jason; one daughter, Stacey Allemier; and one brother, Scott D. Blanchfield.

Services were held at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, with VFW Post 1066 conducting services. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Mantua, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2008

AARON MICHAEL BLAND Aaron Michael Bland, 36, of Dublin, Ohio, died Friday, Mar. 14, 2008.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of James Bland and wife Jeanie and Sandy Shears and husband Phil, all of Elizabeth.

He graduated from Wirt County High School in 1989 and from Glenville State College. He was employed by Verizon Wireless, Dublin. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Wilmington, N.C.

Surviving in addition to his parents are grandmother, Lillian Bland of Grantsville; grandparents, Jim and Mary Somerville of Elizabeth; one sister, Ashley Bland Wanosky of Parkersburg; three step-brothers, Jeff Shears of Lewisburg, Steve Shears of Elizabeth and Steve Shaffer of Glenville; one step-sister, Kristi Shaffer of Parkersburg; and two special nieces, Gillian and Juliet Wanosky.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Lawrence Bland of Grantsville.

Services were held at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor Harold Francis and Rev. Mark McCloy officiating. Burial was in K of P Cemetery, with graveside rites by Wirt Masonic Lodge 82.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 Oct 2003

BENJAMIN LEE CORDELL BLANKENSHIP

Benjamin Lee Cordell Blankenship, infant son of Deavin Ann Blankenship Smith and Preston L. Ball, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Surviving in addition to his parents are step-father, Tony Smith of Five Forks; maternal grandparents, Mary and Larry Radcliff of Big Bend and James Blankenship and Beth Watson of Elizabeth; great-grandparents, Anna Mae and Berlon Parsons of Big Bend; paternal grandparents, Ted Ball of Creston and Sherry Carpenter of Elizabeth; and uncle, James F. Blankenship II of Big Bend.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Church Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 June 2009

ALVERTA BLOSSER

Alverta Blosser, 94, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, June 15, 2009. Visitation will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Private burial will be in King Cemetery, Newton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

ELIJAH BLOSSER

Elijah Blosser, 86, of Sand Ridge, died Sunday, Apr. 27, 2003.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Bud and Ruth Ann Starcher Blosser.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda Crawford and husband David of Rittman, Ohio, Brenda Dale of Akron, Ohio, and Barbara Fowler and husband Ken of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sons, Jim Blosser and wife Beth of Ottawa, Greer (Bud) Blosser and wife Linda of Long Bottom, Ohio, and Delbert Blosser and wife Zerelda of Spencer; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zee Blosser, and two sisters, Jeanette Blosser and Geneva Atkinson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating, and burial in Schoolcraft Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 July 2002

MARTHA BLOSSER

Martha May Gibson Blosser, 24, of Lower Salem, Ohio, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital from injuries received in an auto accident.

She was born in Elkton, Md., the daughter of Bernice Gill of Princeton and Moses Gill of Anawalt. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Johnny Blosser; two children, Christa Gibson and Bridget Gibson at home; one sister, Midge Lula Woodard of Boone, N.C.; two brothers, Travis Gill of Anawalt and Moses Shelton of Elkton; several half brothers and sisters; and one nephew.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Raymond Ray officiating. Burial was in Hodum Cemetery, Roane County.

Memorial contributions may be made to Martha Gibson Memorial Fund, Peoples Bank, 3411 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2001

PEARL BLOSSER

Pearl Jetty Blosser, 89, of Davisville, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Perry and Alma Mae Brown Mick. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Price Blosser; one son, Delbert Wilson of Parkersburg; one brother, Otis Mick of Ritchie County; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Eleanor Chamberlain and Bernice Smith.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. William Combs officiating, and burial in Evergreen South Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 July 2002

TIFFANY BLOSSER

Tiffany Nichole Blosser, infant daughter of Johnny Blosser and the late Martha May Gibson Blosser of Lower Salem, Ohio, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Columbus Children's Hospital from injuries received in an auto accident.

Surviving are two sisters, Christa and Bridget Gibson of Lower Salem; three brothers, Bobby, Brian and Billy Blosser of Annamoriah; paternal grandparents, David and Debbie Cunningham of Newark; maternal grandparents, Moses Gill of Anawalt and Bernice Gill of Princeton; paternal great-grandmother, Eileen Ledsome; step-great-grandmother, Mae Cunningham; maternal great-great-grandmother, Glenna Potter of Princeton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha May Gibson Blosser as a result of an auto accident; and step-paternal great-grandfather, Frank Cunningham.

Joint services were held for Tiffany and her mother at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Raymond Ray officiating. Burial was in Hodum Cemetery, Roane County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 November 2000

ZEE BLOSSER

Zee Blosser, 72, of Sand Ridge, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in Akron, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Jane Cogar Schoolcraft. She was a former foster grandmother at Arnoldsburg Elementary School and was a member of Arnoldsburg CEOS.

Surviving are her husband, Elijah Blosser; two daughters, Linda Crawford of Rittman, Ohio, and Brenda Dole of Akron, Ohio; one son, James Blosser of Ottawa; one sister, Coleen Bray of Clinton, Ohio; two brothers, Arnold and Arland Schoolcraft, both of Sistersville; three step-children; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Schoolcraft Cemetery, Sand Ridge. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2006

KAMRYN ELAINE BOAK

Kamryn Elaine Boak, three-month-old daughter of Kevin and Amber Arthur Boak of Annamoriah, died Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2006, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, due to complications following heart surgery.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one brother, Austin Coon at home; grandparents, Rick and Jean Boak of Ohio and Crystal Arthur of Annamoriah; great-grandmothers, Elain Boak of Ohio and Patsy Bowers of Annamoriah; great-great-grandfather, Darrell Villers of Annamoriah; aunt, Bobbie Boak of Ohio; uncles, Keith Boak of Ohio and Brent and Craig Arthur of Annamoriah; and several great-aunts and great-uncles.

She was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Robert Boak and Manny Bowers, great-grandparents, Franklin and Norma Rohr and Ira and Bessie Arthur; and cousin, Alyssa Marie Boak.

Services will be held Saturday, 3 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Snyder Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah. Visitation will be held two hours prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2000
(reprint from Oct 1961)

GRACE BOARD

Grace M. Board, 92, of Elyria, Ohio, formerly of Creston, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 1989, at Elyria Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Little Creek in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Melissa Greathouse Cross. She was a housewife.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Walker of Grantsville and Bonnie Mollohan of Parkersburg; two sons, Walter Board and Bruce Board, both of Elyria; one half-sister, Gladys Campbell of Clendenin; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roma Board, in 1963 two daughters and four sons.

Services were held at Stump funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2000
(reprint from 1963)

ROMA BOARD

Roma A. Board, 76, of Chloe, died in 1963 at Calhoun General Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Marshall and Ella Harden Board. He had served as a county commissioner and as a deputy sheriff, and formerly taught school in Calhoun County. He attended Cremo Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Cross Board; five sons, Robert Board of Elyria, Ohio, Walter Board of Grantsville, and Denver, Victor and Claud Board of Barberton, Ohio; four daughters, Valley Pheasant of Bridgeport, Fleetice Starcher of Seth, Betty Walker of Elyria and Bonnie Mollohan of Green Springs, Ohio; and one brother, Claude Board of Nobe.

Services were held at Cremo Methodist Church with Rev. Epling officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Cremo. Pallbearers were Andy Edgell, Fred Sturm, Paul Cunningham, Gerald Maze, Orville Hughes and Aldine Starcher.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2006

VELMA BOARD

Velma "Chilli" "Mid" Board, 86, of Barberton, Ohio, died Friday, June 2, 2006.

She was born in Calhoun County.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Jean Midcap and Wilma Lee Singleton;. five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Carl Miller and Harold

Miller; and two sisters, Beulah Crawford and Delma Hall.

Services were held at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, with Pastor Bobby Webb officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 March 2005

CALVIN BOATRIGHT

Calvin C. Boatright, 79, of Sandridge, died Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2005, along with his faithful dog, Shorty.

He was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army and traveled the world. He was a farmer in Calhoun County, where he said there was no better place to live.

Surviving are one sister, Paula Price; two brothers, Roy and Fairley Jack Boatright; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Norman, and three brothers, Pete, Jim and Odell Boatright.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 August 2002

CLAUDE 'Pete' BOATRIGHT

Claude L. "Pete" Boatright, 78, of Norton, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 15,2002.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Gay and Ona Gainer Boatright. He graduated from Calhoun County High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a gunner's mate. He retired from Ohio Brass with 40 years service as a millwright. He was a member of Sherman Church of Christ where he was an Elder Emeritus.

Surviving are his wife, Nina Mae Starcher Boatright; three sons, Claude "Larry" Boatright and Denis Paul Boatright, both of Barberton, Ohio, and Lonnie Joe Boatright of Canal Fulton, Ohio; one daughter, Luann Smith of Loganville, Ga.; five grandchildren; five brothers, Calvin Boatright of Grantsville, James Boatright of Manchester, Ohio, Odel Boatright of Barberton and Roy Boatright and Jack Boatright, both of Norton; and one sister, Paula Price of Barberton.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vickie Lynn Boatright.

Services were held at Sherman Church of Christ, Norton, with William Stone officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 March 2002

GLEN BOATRIGHT

Glen Boatright, 49, of Tollgate, Sugar Run, Ritchie County, died Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2002, at his residence.

He was born near Burnt House, the son of the late Vaughn and Ella R. Ball Boatright.

He had been employed by the former Michels Oil Co., Pennsboro, and owned and operated Pennsboro Hardware for the past 13 years.

Surviving are one sister, Vonetta Lanham of Pennsboro; one half-sister, Bonnie Brown of Grantsville; and one nephew, Mark Don Lanham of Pennsboro.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 May 2004

HUGH BOATRIGHT, JR.

Hugh Boatright, Jr., 76, of Spencer, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at his home.

He was the son of the late Hugh and Alma Poling Boatright. He attended New Testament Baptist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Davis Boatright; three sons, Glen and Jeffrey Boatright, both of Spencer, and Michael Boatright of Letart; three daughters, Donna Richards of Sistersville, Karen Hardway of Grantsville and Patricia Carbaugh of Matoka; one brother, Delbert Boatright of Ripley; three sisters, Lena Lewis of Lowell, Ohio, Irene Bates of Byesville, Ohio, and Oliva Nester of Charlotte, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Boatright, and two brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Joe Sealy officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 July 1991

IRENE BOATWRIGHT

Catherine "Irene" Boatwright, 75, of Spencer, died Saturday, June 29, 1991, at CAMC Memorial Division, after a brief illness.

She was born in Oka, a daughter of the late John and Glenna Cottrell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oka Community Church, and Rebekah No. 8 lodge at Minnora.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James D. Boatwright; one son, James Glen Boatwright of Bickmore; two daughters, Mrs. Trecea Keen of Tariff, and Mrs. Robin VanMeter of Dixie; three sisters, Mrs. Aatha Messenger of Uniontown, Ohio, Mrs. Sylvia Metheney of Hartsville, Ohio, and Mrs. Dorma Conley of Looneyville; two brothers, Rev. Okey Cottrell of Ivydale, and Dorsey Cottrell of Spencer; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, three brothers and one sister.

Services were held at the Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer with Rev. Paul Parsons officiating. Burial was in the Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Mar 2004

JULIA BOATRIGHT

Julia B. Boatright, 62, died Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2004.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Leonidas and Beulah McCoy. She was a member of Silver Creek Christian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Roy Boatright; three daughters, Linda Armbruster of Norton, Ohio, Vicki Smith of Clinton, Ohio, and Kelly Hetrick of Geneva, Ohio; seven grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Houchin and husband Grover of Minnora; and numerous relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald McCoy, and two sisters, Bonnie Sturm and Joan Davis.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home with Pat Mooney officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2006

LETA BOATRIGHT

Leta Boatright, 92, of Russett, died Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ferris and Hallie Stump. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Roland Boatright and Ronzel Boat-right, both of Grantsville, and Ronald Boatright of Big Springs; three daughters, Allie Boggs and Marie Morrell, both of Grantsville, and Velma Parsons of Normantown; two sisters, Ella Elliott of Millstone and Arlena Hicks of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Leon Stump of Beaver Falls, Pa.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray (Bud) Boatright; one daughter, Almeda Starcher; four sisters; and five brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 October 2004

MARY BOATRIGHT

Mary Boatright, 76, of Spencer, formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at her home.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Clarence and Icie Cole Davis. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are nine children, Glen, Michael, Donna, Karen, Patty, Jeffrey, Pearl, Wayne and Roger; three sisters; two brothers; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Boatright; two brothers, Frank and Lee Davis; and one son, Kenneth Boatright.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2006

OPAL BOATRIGHT

Opal Parsons Richards Boatright, 85, of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, June 9, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born at Millstone, the daughter of the late Okey and Mamie Groves Parsons. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1940 and lived in Ohio since 1943. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Cutler, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Beverley Wilber of High Springs, Fla., and Patricia Richards of Belpre; one son, Christopher Richards of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cleo E. Richards, in 1983; her second husband, R.H. Boatright, in 2005; three brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Lou Whitney officiating. Burial was in Centenary Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2005

RAYMOND BOATRIGHT

Raymond Hildreth Boatright, 79, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ernest Boatright and Orva Kimble Boatright Schoolcraft. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a maintenance worker for American Power. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Cutler, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Opal Richards Boatright; one daughter, Debbie Boatright of Belpre; three sons, Greg Boatright of Chester, Ohio, Nathan Boatright of Rockledge, Fla., and Chris Richards of Florida; five sisters, Olena Hopkins and Leola Schellengburg, both of Akron, Ohio, Wanda Stone of South Carolina, Beverly Wilber of Florida and Patricia Richards of Belpre; and two brothers, Ford Boatright of Illinois and Howard Boatright of Akron.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Schartiger Boatright.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, Ohio, with Rev. Herbert Grate officiating and burial in Chester Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 June 2005

BRENTON BOGGS

Brenton Boggs, 83, of Clothier, died May 20, 2005, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County and was retired from Hope Gas. He was a U.S. Army sergeant during World War II, serving in Europe. He was a member of VFW Post #5578, Madison, and member and ruling elder of Clothier Presbyterian Church. He was a 35-year member of Madison Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife, Norma Lynch Boggs; one grandson, Bryan W. Boggs of Charleston; two great-granddaughters, Briana and Hannah Boggs of Charleston; one brother, Clyde Boggs of Pineville; and one sister-in-law, Patricia Laughlin of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by one son, William B. Boggs, and one brother, Charles Boggs.

Services were held at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial was in Albert’s Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Dec 2003

BRYCE BOGGS

Bryce L. Boggs, 62, of Perkins, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria, Ohio.

He was the son of the late Ernie and Gail Boggs. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed for 30 years at General Motors Fisher Body, Elyria, and retired 11 years ago from General Motors, Adrian, Mich., and moved to Perkins.

Surviving are four sisters, Betty Stiltner of Grafton, Ohio, Helen Melton of Gassaway, Joy Postalwait of Pulaski, Va., and Janice Knall of Stow, Ohio; and one brother, John Boggs of Perkins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Boggs, and one sister, Barbara Dages.

Services will be held Friday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Normantown. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 June 2007

CHARLES BOGGS, JR.

Charles E. Boggs, Jr., 52, of Grantsville, died Thursday, June 21, 2007.

He was born in Elyria, Ohio, the son of the late Charles E. and Patricia Umstead Boggs. He was a 1974 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He had worked with his father as a flagman for the state road. He did volunteer work for Muscular Dystrophy Association while in Tucson, Ariz.

Surviving are uncle and aunt, Bill and Donna Umstead of Mt. Zion; aunt, Mary Umstead of Mathias; uncle and aunt, Richard and Eugenia Husar of Mesa, Ariz.; uncle, Clyde Boggs of Pineville, and several cousins.

Memorial service and burial will be held Friday, July 6, 1 p.m., at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 April 2007

EMOGENE BOGGS

Emogene “Jean” Boggs, 79, died Saturday, Apr. 14, 2007.

She was born in Stumptown, the daughter of the late Garland and Alta Stump. She moved to Akron, Ohio, after her marriage. She was a member of The Chapel and taught Sunday School for over 20 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Dykstra of Byron, Mich., and Pam Thompson of Tallmadge, Ohio; one son, Don Boggs of Clinton, Ohio; two sisters, Susan Nutter and Marge Gherke of Grantsville; one brother, Mike Stump of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Eugene "Gene" Boggs, and one brother, Roxel Stump.

Memorial service was held at Bacher Funeral Home, Akron.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 October 2001

HILDA BOGGS

Hilda Boggs, 50, of Mineral Wells, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was a member of Big Tygart United Methodist Church and was a first grade teacher at Mineral Wells Elementary School.

Surviving are her husband, Ray Boggs; one son, Kenneth Boggs; and two brothers, Gary and Randy Stump.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Mineral Wells. Burial was in Big Tygart Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

IVA BOGGS

Iva P. Boggs, 77, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Malie and Isa Smith Carpenter. She was a retired dietician for Spencer State Hospital and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Spencer.

Surviving are two sisters, Ella Carpenter of Baker and Marion Woods of Arnoldsburg, and caregivers, her nephew and niece, Mike and Lisa Carpenter of Spencer

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Boggs; four brothers, Rex, Gay, Arlen and Leonard Carpenter, Samantha Jarvis and Millie Hoover.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 May 2002

JACKSON "JACK" BOGGS

Jackson "Jack" D. Boggs, 75, of Vienna, died Sunday, May 12, 2007, at Mark Rest Center, McConnelsville, Ohio.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of the late Roscoe and Edna Blackshire Boggs. He enlisted in the U.S. Merchant Marine and the U.S. Army as a veteran of World War II. He retired from Sears & Roebuck after 25 years of service and owned Ammco Transmission for a few years. He was a member of VFW 8127 Vienna Post, where he served as past commander and was honored as National Deputy Chief of Staff. He served as past commander for the Disabled American Veterans and Amvets Post 34. He was a member of Cross Roads United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Clara E. Lynch; one daughter, Cathy Boggs of Mineral Wells; three step-sons, John Lynch of Nashville, Tenn., Mike Lynch of Vienna and Robert Lynch of Parkersburg; one granddaughter; five step-grandchildren; one brother, Gary D. Boggs of Maryland; and one sister, Betty Kay Carpenter of Vienna.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Gene Boggs.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. John Frum officiating, and burial in Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery, with military graveside services by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2004

JAMES BOGGS

James I. Boggs, 69, of Euclid, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Nathan and Mattie West Boggs. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from TRW, Cleveland. He was a member of NRA.

Surviving are one son, James L. Boggs of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Ruthie J. Allen of Spencer and C. Marie Wilson of Canton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Dare Boggs; one brother, Foster S. Boggs; and one sister, Macie Maxine Boggs.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Clover Cemetery with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 22 July 2004

JOHN BOGGS

John Boggs, 73, of London, Ky., formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at his residence.

He was born in Pinch, the son of the late Delbert John and LuIa Morris Boggs. He was retired from Millwright Steel Mill.

Surviving are three daughters, Cathy Jones of London, Mary Whalen of Grandview, Tenn., and Wanda Boggs of Elyria, Ohio; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mildred Brundage and Mary Booth, both of Harrisville; and one brother, Jim Boggs of Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde, Dennis and Vernon Boggs.

Services were held at House-Rawlings Funeral Home, London, with Rev. Harlan Avera, Jr., and Rev. Jamie Maxey officiating. Burial was in Rough Creek Cemetery, London.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2006

KENNETH RAY BOGGS

Kenneth Ray Boggs, 20, of Mineral Wells, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, of injuries sustained in an ATV accident on Radcliff Road, Mineral Wells.

He was the son of Bernard "Ray' Boggs and the late Hilda Boggs. He attended church at Big Tygart United Methodist church and was employed at Frames Etc., Parkersburg. He was a 2004 graduate of Parkersburg South High School.

Surviving in addition to his father are his grandmothers, Maggie Stump of Glenville and Frankie Mowrey of Creston; several uncles, aunts and cousins; special friend, Caity Starcher; and Josh and Jerimiah, whom he grew up with.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hedge Stump of Glenville and Leonard and Alma Boggs, both of Grantsville.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jeffrey Mayfield officiating, and burial in Big Tygart Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 December 2008

LESTER BOGGS

Lester D. Boggs, 68, of El Cajon, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at his home.

He was born at Cremo, the son of the late Vina Morris and the late Leonard Boggs.

He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1981, with the achievement of Flight Engineer P3B Orion.

Surviving are his wife, Rosalie Robbins-Boggs; two half- brothers, Leonard Gay Boggs of Grantsville and Bernard Ray Boggs of Parkersburg; and several cousins and acquaintances in the Calhoun County area.

He was cremated and his ashes were dispensed at sea with military rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 April 2002

MACK DENZIL BOGGS

Mack Denzil Boggs, 68, of Spencer, died Thursday, Apr. 11, 2002, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Linden, Roane County, the son of the late Howard and Ruby Sheppard Boggs. He entered the ministry as a United Methodist pastor in Reedy and served the Weston United Methodist churches while attending West Virginia Wesleyan College where he graduated with honors in 1962. He obtained his master' s in divinity degree in 1967 from the Methodist Theological School of Ohio and served churches in West Virginia and Ohio for 29 years, including congregations in Grantsville, Reedy, Weston, Huttonsville, Cottageville and Pennsboro, and Kirkpatrick, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Doris (Liz LeMac) Merrett Boggs; two sons, Jeffrey Boggs of Wytheville, Va., and Martin Boggs of Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters, Penny Plummer of Wytheville, Sheree Schold of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Sonia McGee of Spencer; two brothers, Daris Boggs of Belpre, Ohio, and Harlen Boggs of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Elah Jan Starcher of St. Albans; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

A celebration of life service and a buffet supper was held in his honor at St. John's United Methodist Church, Spencer, with Rev. David Calvert officiating. Private burial was in Clover Cemetery, Clover.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 Jun 2002

MARY BOGGS

Mary Ellen Hicks Boggs, of Minnora, died Monday, June 17, 2002, a Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was the infant daughter of Natasha Hicks and Robert Boggs of Minnora.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her maternal grandmother, Ellen Carpenter Holcomb of Spencer, and her paternal grandparents, Mary Juanita and Robert Boggs of Minnora.

A private family graveside service was held at Noble Cemetery with Rev. John Meadows officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 February 2009

MAYSEL MARIE BOGGS

Maysel Marie Boggs, 90, of Reedy, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late John Lane and Belle Wayne Lane Barbe.

She was a homemaker and formerly worked at O.J. Morrisons, Spencer. She was a member of Roane General Hospital Auxiliary and Beech Grove Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda K. Boggs of Parkersburg and Shirley T. Mace of Riverton, Wyo.; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and her faithful companion, Allie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bliss Boggs; step-father, Otto Barbe; four sisters, Opal Umble, Clora Sheldon, Berniece Miller and an infant; an infant brother; and one step-sister, Lela Powell.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Fairview Cemetery, Reedy, with Rev. Calvin McCutcheon officiating. Visiting hours will be on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2006

MERYL BOGGS

Meryl Boggs, 94, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Harmar Place, Marietta.

She was born near Spencer, the daughter of A.P. and Byrd Sinnett. She was a housewife, member of Little Hocking United Methodist Church and original member of Little Hocking Garden Club.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Lamb of New Albany, Ohio; two sons, John of Indianapolis, Ind., and Paul of Marietta; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Daris N. Boggs; two sisters, Flotie Sinnett of Spencer and Thelma Lowe of Melbourne, Fla.; and two brothers, Denver Sinnett of Martins-burg and Harlan Sinnett of Grantsville.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre. - PHOTO OF GRAVE - PHOTO #2

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 August 2002

ROBERT BOGGS

Robert Lee Boggs, 61, of Minnora, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Tariff, Roane County, the son of the late Kenna and Gertie Conley Boggs. He retired as a rig superintendent after 35 years and was a farmer. He was a Christian and attended Milo Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Juanita Helmick Boggs; three sons, Kenna R. Boggs of Spencer and Mark Boggs and Robert L. Boggs II, both of Minnora; one daughter, Patricia Boggs Lunceford of Flatwoods; four brothers, Kenna Junior Boggs of Linden, Rondal Field of Wakemon, Ohio, and Jack Boggs and Noble Boggs, both of Orrville, Ohio; two sisters, Georgia Bateman of Worcher, Ohio, and Linia Faye Simmons of Summersville, Ohio; and seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Kayla, Stephane, Brittany, Coy, Amber and Heather Boggs.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffery Allen Boggs; one granddaughter, Mary Ellen Boggs; two sisters, Arlene Tanner and Retta Jarvis; and three brothers, Charles, Ronzel and Cal Boggs.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 0ctober 2002 (from Dec. 2, 1948)

ROXIE BOGGS

Roxie Boggs, 84, of Minnora and Akron, Ohio, died Nov. 22, 1948, at the home of her son, Delmar Boggs.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Mary Miller. She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church for 60 years.

Surviving are six sons, Wyatt Boggs of Grantsville and Clay, John, Claude, Walter and Delmar Boggs, all of Akron; three daughters, Ethel Parsons and Audrey Robinson, both of Minnora, and Ruth Moring of Akron; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T.G. Boggs, in 1931; and one daughter, Maude.

Services were held at Long's Funeral Home, Akron. Burial was in an Akron cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 April 2005

ROGER CLAY BOGGS

Roger Clay Boggs, 54, of Elmira, died Sunday, Apr. 24, 2005, at his home.

He was the son of the late Henry Clay and Gladys Marie Ball Boggs.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Boggs; one son, Wesley Boggs of Elmira; two brothers, Richard and Henry Lee Boggs; and six sisters, Jeraldine and Jessie Dennison, Mary Stewart, Wanita Mollohan, Anna Mae Dawson and Martha Deemis.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lorene Riley, and one brother, John Boggs.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Boggs Cemetery, Big Otter, with Rev. Richard Nicholas officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


RUTH DOUGLAS KEITH BOGGS

Ruth Douglas Keith Boggs, 82, passed away on Dec. 22, 2005. She was born on May 16, 1923, in Milo, Calhoun County, W. Va. Ruth was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School. During World War II, she moved to Akron and became a riveter.

She married her high school sweetheart, Gordon Keith, and then married George Leo Boggs; both preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda (Fred) Keith Stephens; son, Samuel (Carol) Keith; stepdaughters, Jane Carl and Juanita Ferrell; grandchildren, Jude Keith (Kate Flock), Foy Keith, and Michael Keith (Krystal Skaggs); great-grandchild, Joseph Keith; brothers, Nolan Douglas and William (Joyce) Douglas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. Monday at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home (811 Grant St.), where friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment at Grandview Cemetery in Ravenna.

(Rhonda Keith Stephens)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 0ctober 2002

MARY GLENN BOHRER

Mary Glenn Bohrer, 78, of Proctor, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Doddridge County, the daughter of the late Jim and Mary Dotson. She was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was retired from Corning. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Lynn Bohrer; two Sons, Timothy Bohrer of Proctor and Dave Bohrer of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two brothers, Jack Dotson and Joe Dotson; one sister, Wilma Westfall; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Greathouse

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2008

CHARLES ROBERT BONAR

Charles Robert "Bob" Bonar, 86, of Harrisville, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of the late Eustace I. Bonar and Alvaretta Montgomery Bonar.

He lived with Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Raiguel and attended elementary school in Harrisville. He graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1941, completed Aviation Cadet Army Air Force training as Second Lieutenant in 1943, and graduated from C46 School, Georgefield, Ill., with Combat Cargo Rank First Lieutenant. During World War II, he served as a U.S. Army Air Corps aviation instructor and piloted C46s in the China-Burma-India Theater.

He graduated from Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1947 and was employed by Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, which he purchased in 1950 and served as funeral director until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher; National Funeral Directors Association; W.Va. Funeral Directors Association, where he was named Funeral Director of the Year in 2000; charter member of Harrisville Volunteer Fire Dept.; Harrisville Lions Club, where he was named District 29L Lion of the Year; VFW Ritchie-Harris Post 3554; charter member of Ritchie County Chamber of Commerce; charter member of Ritchie County Jaycees, where he was named Man of the Year in 1954; American Legion Post of Cairo; Academy of Professional Service Practice since 1978; organizational charter member of Air and Space Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; life member of China-Burma-India Veterans Association, Inc.; and life member of the Air Force Association and the HUMP Pilots Association.

Surviving are one son, Robert G. Bonar and wife Karen Hoskins Bonar of Grantsville; one daughter, Barbara Lois Hadley and husband John of Marietta, Ohio; three grandsons, Robert Franklin Bonar of Harrisville, Michael Andrew Bonar and wife Kelly of Huntington and Matthew Thomas Bonar of Scott Depot; and one granddaughter, Lois Hadley of Columbus, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Lou Hardbarger Bonar, in 1993; his second wife, Mildred Williamson Williams Bonar, in 2008; and two brothers, Lloy D. Bonar, M.D., and Martin C. Bonar.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at St. Luke's U.M. Church, Harrisville, with Rev. John Frum officiating, and burial in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the church.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2007

THOMAS EVAN BONNETT

Thomas Evan Bonnett, 34, of Glenville, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was the son of Sue Bonnett Cottrill and the late Bob Bonnett.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one brother, Jeffrey Bonnett, and grandmothers, Mary Shaver and Madeline Bonnett.

He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Ralph Shaver and Howard Bonnett.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Fisher officiating. Burial was in Troy IOOF Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 June 2003

AMANDA MARIE BOOHER

Amanda Marie Booher, 24, of Orma, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, in a motor vehicle accident.

She was the daughter of Rockey Junior and Brenda Mae McCumbers Dickey of Rosedale. She was an LPN and was attending Mountain State University earning her RN with a bachelors of science degree.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Craigery D. Booher, and two children, Kristen Nichole and Camron Michael Booher.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Michael Lynn Dickey.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Richard Westfall officiating, and burial in Mt. Run Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Clarksburg Exponent Telegram" - 08 Jan 1989

Mrs. Anna Booher - Anna Booher, 82, of 186 Water St. Salem died Friday Jan 6 at Salem Americare following an extended illness. She was born April 7, 1906. She was a lifelong resident of West Virginia and was preceded in death by her husband.

(Franklin Sampson)


DONALD BOOHER

Barberton Ohio-
Donald Booher 61, passed away Friday, Sept 29 at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born March 14, 1939 in Calhoun Co. son of the late Lester Booher and Hattie Stout Booher of Daniels Run.

Surviving are his wife Phyllis; daughter Tammy (Jerry) Pol; sons, Steven (Pam) Booher, Roger (Amy) Booher; grandchildren, Jared, Jason, and Jessica Pol, Todd Booher, Alexa Booher, sisters Irene Lynch of Arnoldsburg and Velma Wood of Millstone, Calhoun Co. WV; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Funeral services Tuesday, Oct 3, 2000 11 am at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home Barberton OH, visitation Monday Oct 2, 6 to 9 pm and one hour prior to the service. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron, Ohio.

Submitted by Delores Stout Yost.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 September 2004

JACKIE BOOHER

Jackie Winford Booher, 74, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at home.

He was born in Barberton, Ohio, the son of the late Luther Booher, former constable in Calhoun, and the late Mary Opal Pittzenburger Booher of Nicholas County, former midwife in Calhoun. He retired from PPG Industries, Barberton, as a truck driver and pipe insulator with 29 years of service.

Surviving are one son, David Booher of Doylestown, Ohio; one daughter, Barbara Simmons of Mt. Zion; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Randall W. Booher.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2003

LENORE BOOHER

Lenore Booher, 91, of Millstone, died Saturday, Mar. 15, 2003, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Chapman Ray and Nona Stalnaker Johnson. She was a 1930 graduate of Calhoun County High School and retired with 35 years of service as a registrar from Calhoun County Health Dept. She was a member of W.Va. Retired Employees Association, Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville, The White Shrine, Rebecca Lodge, Grantsville, and Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Booher; one daughter, Judy Chalfant of Fredericksburg, Va.; one daughter-in-Jaw, Oleva Gainer of Elizabeth, Pa.; one brother, Morford Johnson of Vienna; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Ann Gainer; one son, Larry Gainer; and one granddaughter, Pamela Martin.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


PHYLLIS YVONNE (WILSON) BOOHER

Barberton, OH

Phyllis Yvonne Wilson-Booher, 59, died Saturday, Feb 2. 2002. She was born in Calhoun County, WV, and was a resident of Barberton for over 40 years.

Preceded in death by her husband Donald Booher Sept 29, 2000, he was the son of the late Lester Booher and Hattie Stout-Booher. She is survived by daughter Tammy (Jerry) Pol; sons, Steve (Pam) Booher and Roger (Amy) Booher; grandchildren; Jared, Jason, and Jessica Pol , Todd , Alexa , and Drake Booher; mother, ILA Hildreth, and numerous nieces nephews, friends and neighbors. Two sister-in-laws Irene Booher- Lynch, Velma Booher-Wood of Calhoun Co. Wv.

Graveside services will be held Thur, Feb 7,11am, at Greenlawn Cemetery.. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Phyllis' name in care of the funeral home,. (Campfield-Hickman- Collier) 330-745-3161

Submitted by Irene Booher-Lynch & Velma Booher-Wood.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2002

PHYLLIS YVONNE BOOHER

Phyllis Yvonne Booher, 59, of Barberton, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at her home.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of Ila Hildreth and the late Earl Hildreth and granddaughter of the late Clark and Olive Wilson of Big Springs. She attended Calhoun County High School where she met her husband, Donald Booher, They moved to Barberton, Ohio, and she lived there for 40 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Tammy Pol of Barberton, Ohio; two sons, Steven Booher of Barberton and Roger Booher of Alabama; one brother, Rev. Leon Hildreth of Woodstock, Ga.; one sister, Pam Tipton of Coatesville, Ind.; six grandchildren; one aunt, Arnell Davis of St. Marys; and one uncle, Opha Wilson of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Booher.

Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Barberton.


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 January 2009

VERDON PRICE BOONE

Verdon Price Boone, 87, of Florence, Ariz., died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, in Casa Grand, Ariz.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Vernando and Lilly Price Boone.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was a former employee of Union Carbide Co. and had worked in the copper mining industry in Arizona.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Swartz of Moundsville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verle Virginia Kendall Boone in 1978; one son, Richard Verdon Boone; and his second wife, Ilene Boone.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, with military graveside rites by Spencer American Legion Post.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 November 2005

DONZEL BOOTHE

Donzel Boothe, 60, of Grantsville, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born near Millstone, the son of the late Brooks and Sylvia Starcher Boothe. He was a former employee of Calhoun County board of education, maintenance division. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Christine Corbitt Boothe three sons Richard Boothe and Mark Boothe, both of Grantsville, and Brian Boothe and wife Becky of Stumptown; three brothers, Denzil Boothe and Ronzel Boothe, both of Grantsville, and Carl Boothe of Smithville; four sisters, Norma Fridley of Vienna, Faye Williams of Elizabeth, Marie Wines of Parkersburg and Sandra Nester of Davisville; and two grandchildren, Amanda and Matthew Boothe.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 October 2001 (Obituary from Jan. 15, 1953)

IDA BOURN

Ida I. Bourn, 88, of Rosedale, died in a Sutton hospital where she had been confined since Oct. 17 due to a broken hip.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of Ballard S. Rogers. She made a profession in early life and was willing and anxious to be called to rest.

Surviving are one son, O.J. Bourn of Rosedale; three daughters, Louise Meadows of Orlando, Fla., Chessie Moore of Rosedale and Marie Reed of Lockney; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Charles R. Bourn, in 1925; and one daughter, Maysel Marks.

Services were held at Rosedale Baptist Church with Rev. J.H. McLaughlin officiating, assisted by Rev. John Alfred. Pallbearers were grandsons and flowerbearers were granddaughters. Burial was in Bourne Family Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2006

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2007

AUDRA BOURNE

Audra Bourne, 95, of Looneyville, died Friday, June 15, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Rosedale, the daughter of the late George and Lydia Vanburen. She was a member of Katy Baptist Church, near Fairmont, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Starcher of Looneyville and Patric Collins of Grafton; one half-brother, David Vanburen of Rosedale; one half-sister, Fannie Alkire of Butler, Pa.; five grand-children; seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Erman Bourne; one son, Roland Bourne; two brothers; and five sisters.

Services were held at Katy Baptist Church, with Elder Scott Richardson officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Fairmont.

(Larry Heffner)


KEITH PAUL BOURNE

Keith Paul Bourne, 46, of Nicut, died Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2006.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of Betty L. Bourne of Nicut and the late Paul Bourne. He was employed by Whitney Well Service as a pipeline construction worker.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are three children, Kayla, Josh and Matthew; one brother, Kenneth Bourne of Nicut; and two sisters, Karen Burch of Sutton and Crystal Sidwell of Mineral Wells.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 January 2002 (Obituary from Aug. 1969)

LINDA BOURNE

Linda Bourne, 86, of Sand Ridge, died Saturday, Aug. 23, [1969], in a Barberton, Ohio, hospital.

She was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Don, Hill and Owen Bourne, all of Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Laura Pride of Barberton and Bliss Wood of Leesville, Ohio; one sister, Belle Boggs of Sand Ridge; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Van Bourne.

Services were held at Sand Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 October 2005

MARY BOWE

Mary L. Bowe, 76, of Stumptown, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

She was born at Index, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Sylvanus and Alice Goff McCartney. She was a former telephone operator in the Baltimore area. She was a homemaker and farmer; and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown and Lockney CEOS.

Surviving are three sons, Timothy Bowe of Stumptown, Douglas Bowe of Charleston and Michael Bowe of Parkersburg; three sisters, Marbie Smith of Grantsville, Myrtle Roberts of Stumptown and Margaret Kent of Machipongo, Va.; three brothers, Sull McCartney of Glenville, Hunter Pell McCartney of Morgantown and Donald McCartney of Stumptown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Bowe; two half-brothers; five half-sisters; one brother, Loren "Buck" McCartney; and four sisters, Mabel Mahaney, Myrtha Morris, Madeline "Kits" Engle and Melva Robinson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 22 Jan 2004

CLAIR BOWEN

Clair D. Bowen, 73, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, in Columbus Park W. Nursing Home, Columbus.

He was born at Looneyville, the son of the late Charles and Mae Wolf Bowen. He was a retired member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 189, Columbus.

Surviving are two brothers, Harold Bowen of Millstone and Blaine Bowen of Columbus, and three sisters, Wanda Casto of Beckley, Blondena Rutherford of Levittsburg, Ohio, and Jeweldeen Dalrymple of Bedford, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Bowen; four brothers, Coy, Olen, Gay and Robert Bowen; and one sister, Azeline Ohse.

Services were held in Jerry Spears Company Funeral Home, Columbus. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 October 2008

HAROLD BOWEN

Harold E. Bowen, 80, of Millstone, formerly of Bedford, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 at his home. He was born at Looneyville. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Yoak, formerly of Calhoun County; two sons, Timothy and Daniel; one daughter, Donetta Maczko; five grandchildren; one brother, Blaine Bowen; and one sister, Jeweldeen Dalrymple.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mamie Rader; five brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held Sept. 29 at St. John Funeral Home, Bedford, Ohio. Entombment was at Crown Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 August 2002

MICHAEL LEE BOWEN

Michael Lee Bowen, 48, of Nicut, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at Charleston Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Crescent City, Calif., the son of the late William Fred and Harriet Ruth Bowen. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a graduate of Ohio Business College. He attended Northwest Presbyterian Church, Dublin, Ohio, and was a disabled teamster.

Surviving are his wife, Rhonda Bowen; six children, Robert Bowen of Cherryvale, Kan., William Fred Bowen of Aberdeen, Md., Ryan Bowen of Kansas, Nicole Bowen of Frankfort, Ohio; and Monica Wilson and Micahla Bowen, both of Nicut; one sister, Cheryl Ingram of Millersport, Ohio; one half-sister, Sandy Harbour of San Diego, Calif.; and two brothers, Monte Bowen of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Patrick Bowen of Johnstown, Ohio.

There was no visitation or services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 December 2005

AUDREY MERLE BOWER

Audrey Merle Bower, 81, of Elizabeth, died Monday evening, Dec. 12, 2005, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Theodosia Kendall. She was a member of the Big Island Run Methodist Church and a member of the Wirt County Senior Citizens.

Surviving are two sons, James R. Bower of Mineral Wells and Jerry Bower and his wife, Lisa of Parkersburg; three daughters, Delores G. Fortney of Waxhaw, N.C., Doris N. Cain of Madison, Ohio, and Kathy Hopkins and her husband, Jerry of Elizabeth; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Bush; second husband, James H. Bower; five brothers, Jack, Keith, Homer, Brian and Holly; two sisters, Fannie Harris and Pearl Hickman; one grandchild; and. one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev: Tim Bell and Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

DAN BOWER

Dan E. Bower, 75, of Lexington, Ky., died Jan. 17, 2000, at his residence.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Clarence and Opal McCorinick Bower. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, attended Centre College, Danville, Ky., Glenville State College and Pennsylvania State College of Optometry, Philadelphia. He served in the Army Air Force from July, 1943, to March, 1946. As a member of Air Force Reserves, he was called to active duty August, 1950, and released in August, 1951, with the rank of sergeant. He retired from the engineering department of Coming Glass, Paden City, in 1986, after 24 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Grace Hathaway Bower, and one son, Jonathan Bower of Okemos, Mich.

He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Bower.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, Apr. 7, 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating, assisted by Joseph H. Gaunt.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 November 2002

EMILY BOWER

Emily F. Bower, 93, of Baltimore, Md., died this week.

She was born in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Harvey V. and Mary Jane Cottrill.

Surviving are one daughter, Beverly Szymanski; one son, Charles David Nash IV; one sister, Helen Bills; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Greeley, Jr.

Services will be held Friday, 10 a.m., at Connelly Funeral Home, Dundalk, Md. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 December 2009

JAMES BOWER

James R. Bower, 66, of Vienna, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 2, 1943, in Calhoun County, the son of the late James and Audrey Kendal Bower. He served in the US Army and retired from DuPont after 20 years of service.

Surviving are one son, Michael James Bower of Mineral Wells; Â two grandsons, James Michael and Timothy Mitchell Bower, of Walker WV; two sisters, Delores Germalea Fortney of Waxhaw, N.C., and Kathy (Jerry) Hopkins of Elizabeth, WV; one brother, Jerry (Lisa) Bower of Parkersburg WV; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death a sister, Doris Norma Lea Cain. Funeral services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m. December 23 at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth with the Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, burial in K of P Cemetery of Elizabeth.

Visitation was scheduled Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001

RICHARD BOWER

Richard Douglas "Johnny" Bower, 57, of Canton, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Forest C. and Opal Jane Williams Bower. He was a graduate of Ripley High School.

Surviving are five brothers, Forest C. "Bud" Bower of Grafton, Ohio, Kenneth Bower of Cleveland, Ohio, and Marvin "Buck" Bower, Jessie Bower and Mitchell Bower, all of Evans; seven sisters, Sharon Harden and Phyllis Lewis, both of Louisville, Ohio, Gloria King and Beverly King, both of Evans, Janet Clark of Cottageville, Shirley Lieving of Grove City, Ohio, and Roberta Sue Prouty of Johnstown, Ohio; eight nephews; 11 nieces; and 18 great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Wayne Bower.

Services were held at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Rev. Orville Walker officiating. Burial was in Creston Cemetery, Evans.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 Jun 2002

VIRGINIA BOWER

Virginia Bower, 82, of Orlando, Fla., died Friday, June 7, 2002, in Orlando Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Argaylus Paul and Ida Mae Merrill Walker. She was a former employee of Greyhound Corp. and was a member of First Baptist Church, Orlando, where she served in the Thrift Shop.

Surviving are two daughters, Juanita Baker of Ocean City, Md., and Barbara Bower of Orlando; one sister, Florence Rogers of Norton, Ohio; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, one sister, and three brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 October 2002

GEORGIA BOWERS

Georgia Gladys "Jo" Bowers, 87, of Slate, Wood County, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Eagle Point Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Manuel Morford and Effie Leora Clark Bowers and granddaughter of the late Daniel Minter Bowers and Mary Armina Midcap Clark Bowers, who raised her. She was educated in Calhoun County schools at Pink and Leatherbark and worked at the Sewing Room in Arnoldsburg. On Jan. 1, 1948, she moved to Slate.

Surviving are one niece whom she raised, Effie Fern Dickel of Parkersburg; one nephew, Billy Ray Bowers of Vienna; two half-sisters, Bessie Lavina Bowers of Spencer and Opal Gladys Bowers Boggs of Mogadore, Ohio; and three sisters-in-law, Jean Kiser Bowers and Joyce Justice Bowers, both of Spencer, and Viola Layman Bowers of Atwater, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Cassie Leora "Kay" Bowers Walbrown; one brother, Guy Minter Bowers; one nephew whom she raised, Irwin Manual Guy "Manny" Bowers; three half-brothers, Levi Franklin Bowers, Woodrow Walter Bowers and Morford Russell Bowers; two step-sisters, Goldie May Clowser Carpenter and Sadie Belle Carpenter Miller; one step-brother, Orland Gay Wright; and her step-mother, Armeda Margaret Buck Carpenter Bowers.

Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 September 2008

PAUL DOUGLAS BOYLE

Paul Douglas Boyle, 39, of Charleston, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Woodbury, N.J., the son of Dorothy Steimling of Arnoldsburg and the late Walter A. Boyle, Jr.

He was a member of Spencer Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are four brothers, Walter A. Boyle III, James and Tom Boyle, all of New Jersey, and Joseph C. Boyle of Illinois; two sisters, Susan Forsythe of Missouri and Dorothy Howell of Virginia.

Memorial services were held at Spencer Seventh Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Adam Hendron officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 09 January 2003

OWEN PARK BOWSER

Owen Park Bowser, 88, of Miami, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Alta and Park Bowser. He graduated from Parkersburg High School and from Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he earned his degree in engineering and played on the football team. He was a test engineer with General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y., for a brief period before returning to West Virginia to operate the family owned oil and gas properties along with his two brothers. During World War II, he served as a naval officer in the Admiralty Islands in the Southwest Pacific. He assisted in conversions to natural gas systems and managed systems in the Miami and Orlando areas and joined the Florida Service Commission as a safety and systems engineer in 1972 until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Coral Gables, Fla., where he served as an usher and a member of the outreach committee and the Bishop Gray Home committee.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Bowser Bickel and Winifred Bowser, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Anna Nichols of Vienna; one son, Fred of Beloit, Kan.; one step-son, Philip Snyder of Miami; one step-daughter, Leslie Brock of Georgetown, Ky.; and. several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Bowser; his second wife, Mary Lutz Bowser; one son, Owen; one daughter, Helen; one sister, Margaret; and two brothers, Paul and Bretney.

Memorial service was held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 July 2000

WILLIAM PATTON BOWSER II

William Patton Bowser II, 73, of New York City, died Jan 3, 2000.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Clarence and Bertha Bowser. He was a 1945 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a graduate of Marietta College.

Surviving are his wife, Eileen, and one sister, Ann Bowser Ashworth.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Vanneri and Hellen Tanner.

Memorial service was held Jan. 20.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001

AMY LOUISE BOYCE

Amy Louise Boyce, 84, of New Milton, died Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Nobe, the daughter of the late Ira Leonard and Eva Burse Church. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Mission Church, New Milton.

Surviving are one daughter, Euna Engstrom of New Milton; two sons, Zenith D. (Dale) Boyce of West Union and Leonard T. (Tom) Boyce of New Milton; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward Dewey Boyce in 1993; one son, Donzel G. (Don) Boyce; one sister; and three brothers.

Services were held at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, with Rev. Clifford Shaw officiating. Burial was in Union Mission Cemetery, New Milton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 May 2002

CARLSON BOYCE

Carlson R. Boyce, 52, of Leroy, Jackson County, died Monday, Apr. 29, 2002, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born in East Chicago, Ind., and was retired from Hownet Corp., Hampton, Va., with 25 years of service. He had worked for four years with Job Corps and had built and restored antique cars. He was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are his wife, Daisy M. Boyce; three daughters, Clara J. Avilez of Kenna, Debbie Ambrose of Center Cross, Va., and Doris B. Caldwell of Poquoson, Va.; seven brothers, Carlson R. Boyce of Belpre, Ohio, James E. Boyce of Clendenin, William M. Boyce of Anstead, Kenneth Boyce of Lexington, Ky., Denver Boyce of Parkersburg and Charles E. Harold and Bucky Boyce, both of Charleston; two sisters, Mary K. Westfall and Oley E. Westfall, both of Clendenin; seven grandchildren; nine nephews; and 10 nieces.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating, and burial in Carpenter Cemetery, Orma. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home one hour prior to service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2007

ELEANOR BOYLES

Eleanor R. Boyles, 92, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Mallie and Florence Elliott Sturm. She was a member of Alfred United Methodist Church and attended Calvary Community Church where she had helped with children for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Florence Ann Spencer of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, and Sandra Massar of Reedsville, Ohio; one son, Phillip N. "Joe" Boyles of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; twin brother and sister, Bernard Sturm of Powells Point, N.C., and Bernice Hawkey of Grantsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dinsmore Boyles, in 1975; two brothers, Otho Sturm and Holden Sturm; and two sisters, Azeline Hersman and Margarite Morgan.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Ken Fullerton officiating. Burial was in Tuppers Plains Christian Church Cemetery. PHOTO OF GRAVE

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2006

VIVIAN BRADFORD

Vivian M. Bradford, 95, of Nicut, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Chattanooga, Okla., the daughter of the late Theodore and Stella Hughes Meadows. She was a former employee of Siani Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Surviving are one daughter, Jane A. Neal and husband Charles of Nicut; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, one brother, and three sisters.

The body was cremated. Services were held at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 March 2010

BERNARD BRADY

Bernard E. Brady, 88, of Walker, died Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010, at his residence.

He was born in Shock, the son of the late Elbert and Josephine Boone Brady. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years during World War II, becoming a Disabled American Veteran at Guam in the South Pacific. He was a former forest ranger in Boone County for W.Va. Dept. of Natural Resources and was retired from Cyanamid. He was a member of American Legion Post #15 and of Wood County Farm Bureau for over 60 years. He was a member of Vaught Chapel Church.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Willodeane Brady; three sons, Elbert Brady of South Charleston, Danny Brady of Newark and Mark Brady of Leachtown; two daughters, Janet Barnhart of Anna Maria, Fla., and Vickie Bradley of Leachtown; 13 grand-children; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Borden Brady of Mathias and Brock Brady and Blair Brady, both of Shock; and two sisters, Bernice Rogers of Baltimore, Md., and Barbara Sauer of Orma.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Blaine Brady, and two sisters, Beulah Bailey and an infant, Bertha Brady.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jamie Sprague, Rev. Rod Blanchard and grandson Zackary Brady officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post #15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 27 August 2009

ALICE BRAGG

Alice M. Bragg, 93, of Pennsboro, formerly of Rosedale, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009.

She was born at Belfont, Braxton County, the daughter of the late George R. and Lucy Caroline Fox Rose.

Surviving are one son, Raymond Digman of Pennsboro; one daughter, Erma Burr of Columbia Station, Ohio; two step-children, Coleen Garcia of Florida and Conrad Bragg of Mississippi; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Digman, in 1944, and her second husband, Artie Bragg, in 1993; six sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Rosedale United Methodist Church, with Elder George Rose officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Community Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 May 2002

PRESLEY BRAGG

Presley "PJ" Bragg, 96, of Edgewater, Fla., formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, May 3, 2002.

He was born in Orlando, W.Va.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Mary Lou Butt Bragg; three children, Joe, John and Margaret; and four step-children, Denise Bragg, William Butt, Richard Butt and George Butt.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stockards Funeral Home, Flatwoods.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 6 August 2009

ALICE NELLE BRANNON

Alice Nelle Brannon, 76, of Reedy, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, in Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born at Palestine, the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Nelle Davis McCutcheon.

She retired from Roane General Hospital and was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich, Grantsville. She was a member of Mt. William Baptist Church, Palestine.

Surviving are one son, John Brannon of Palestine; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Glenn Brannon, in 2008; one sister, Anne Cline; and an infant brother.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Bro. Bill Walton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. William Cemetery, Palestine. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 February 2010

DONNA TALKINGTON BRANNON

Donna K. Talkington Brannon, 63, of Normantown, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at home, following complications from a liver transplant.

She was the daughter of the late C. Cloyd and E. Louise Ellifritt Talkington.

She was a 1964 graduate of Normantown High School and earned a bachelor of arts in education from Glenville State College. She was employed by Calhoun County Board of Education for 30 years at Arnoldsburg Elementary School, where she was a second grade teacher until retiring in June, 2002.

She was a member of Little Kanawha Independent Church, Burnsville. On July 17, 2009, she received a liver transplant at UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Surviving are her husband, John R. Brannon; two daughters, Stacy D. Davis of Hurricane and Karrie B. Jack of Slaty Fork; three grandchildren; and one brother, Gary L. Talkington of Greenwood.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 02 January 2003

JESSIE ELEANOR BRANNON

Jessie Eleanor Brannon, 89, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Bailey G. and Jessie Stalnaker Stump. She was a graduate of Glenville State College and was a retired teacher with 20 years of experience in Calhoun County. She was a life, member of West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees, member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, charter member of Phoebe Cunningham Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 73, Grantsville, where she had served as Past Worthy Matron, and member of Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one son, Vere Brannon and wife Susie of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Doris Davis and husband Bradley of Harrisville and Juanita Berdine and husband Robert of Arnoldsburg; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor C. Brannon, in 1980, and one daughter, Dorthy Hayhurst.

Services were scheduled Monday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. William Morrison officiating, and burial in Brannon Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 May 2007

MURREL BRANNON

Murrel Brannon, 85, of Forest Hill, Md., formerly of Spencer, died Friday, Apr. 27, 2007, at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Price and Stella Ross Jarvis. She formerly worked at Spencer Manufacturing and she and her husband had owned and operated Imperial Motel, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Surviving are one son, Paul of Dillsburg, Pa.; two daughters, Enona Phipps of Fallston, Md., and Karen Rapp of North East, Md.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Willa Mae Brannon; one grandson, Thomas Craver of Fallston; and several brothers and sisters.

Memorial service was held at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, with Rev. John Smith officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2001

MYRTLE BRANNON

Myrtle Imogene Brannon, 76, of Lakin, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pt. Pleasant.

She was born at Sycamore, the daughter of the late Lewis Maxwell and Otta Poling Brannon.

Surviving are one sister, Alta Keen of Spencer, and one brother, Paul Brannon of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Mildred Underwood, Marjorie Brannon, Marguerite Brannon and Madaline Smith; and one brother, Poling Riley Brannon.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2007

NELLIE ROACH BRANNON

Nellie Roach Brannon, 71, of Spencer, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in New Haven, the daughter of the late Dale and Leona Walkup Roach. She was a graduate of Wahama High School and former employee of Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood. She and her husband owned and operated Brannon's Store for many years.

Surviving are her husband, Randall Brannon; one son, Eric Brannon; two grandchildren; three brothers, Bob Jack and David Roach; six sisters, Norma Hall, Carol McGee, Marge Reuter, Sharon Fields, Betty Argobrite and Kathleen Kearns.

She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Mabel Roach.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2005

RANDY EUGENE BRANNON

Randy Eugene Brannon, 15, of Millstone, died Thursday, Apr. 28, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident near his home.

He was the son of Carl and Judy Brannon. He enjoyed outdoors, hunting, fishing, four-wheeler riding, football, wrestling, NASCAR, and spending time with family and friends. To all of Randy’s friends and fellow athletes, when you are playing sports or just hanging out, Randy is watching over you. Live each day like it is your last. Randy may not have made it home Apr. 28, but he made it through the Gates of Heaven.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Berlisha Brannon; grandparents, Leon and Nola Smith of Orma and Bill and Joann Brannon of Grantsville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney, Roger Carter and Allen Parsons officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Calhoun High School wrestling team.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2006

VIRGINIA BRIGHT

Virginia L. Bright, 65, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Left Hand, the daughter of the late Robert Levi and Freda Potts Myers.

Surviving are her husband, William S. Bright; one son, Michael Myers and wife Lorraine of Mt. Zion; two daughters, Billie J. Keaffaber and husband Larry of Grantsville and Laura Marks and husband Jeffro of Big Bend; several step-children, grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and six siblings.

She was preceded in death by one son, Eddie Starcher; several step-children; and eight siblings.

Memorial service will be held later. Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 March 2010

GORDEN BROOKS

Gorden L. Brooks, 73, of Big Root, died at his home on Sunday, Mar. 7, 2010.

He was born in Upshur County, the son of the late James and Emma Hermin Brooks.

Surviving are three step-daughters, Debbie Marks of Grantsville, Dianna Gilmon of Lenore and Janie Hall of Delbarton; two step-sons, Danny Evans of Grantsville and Sidney Evans; one son, Gary Lee Nicholson of Grantsville; one brother, Jim Brooks; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating. Burial was held in Hunt Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2006

CLAUDINE BROWN

Claudine Brown, 87, of Rockport, died Saturday, Mar. 25, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Rev. W.S. States and Elizabeth Siers States. She worked at Viscose. She was a homemaker and member of Limestone United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Forrest C. Brown, whom she married July 2, 1939; one daughter, Betty Adams of Canal Winchester, Ohio; one son, Charles Brown and wife Brenda of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nephews; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Lyda States; two sisters, Pauline States and Geraldine Anderson; two brothers, Rev. W.G. States and Paul States; and one niece.

Services were held at Limestone U.M. Church, with Pastor Vera Archer officiating. Burial was in Limestone U.M. Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 March 2001

DOROTHY BROWN

Dorothy E. Brown, 83, of Lockney, died Monday, Mar. 26, 2001, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

She was born at Shock, the daughter of the late William Hubert and Sarah Bell meadows May. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Nora Nicholas of Lockney and Hazel McCumbers of Rosedale; three step-sons, Butch Brown, Robert Brown, and Kenneth Brown, all of Massillon, Ohio; three step-daughters, Shirley Barnhart, Linda Bennett and Thelma Martin, all of Massillon, Ohio; one sister, Iva Miller of Letter Gap; 11 grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Charles O. Hopkins, Fred Wiant and William Walter Brown; one daughter, Ninia Jean Wornica; one step-daughter, Hazel Geibel; and one brother, Russell May.

Services will be held on Thursday, Mar. 29, 1:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Richard Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be in Turner Cemetery, Lockney. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2001

ETHEL BROWN

Ethel Collins Brown, 81, of Springfield, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Harley B. and Ruth Stump Collins. She was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Springfield.

Surviving are one son, Dean Brown of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Eva Knotts of Springfield, Zella Leitch of Hinckley, Ohio, and Hazel Knotts of Stumptown; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford R. Brown, in 1998; one son, Gary Brown; one daughter, Sara Brown; two sisters, Olive Sanger and Atha Sayre; and one brother, Elbert Collins.

Services were held in Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Parr officiating. Burial was in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.

(Larry Heffner)


HOWARD L. BROWN

Howard L. Brown, 60, of Stow, Ohio, and formerly of Fairmont, died Sunday (December 12, 1995) in Stow.

He was born in Fairmont, October 12, 1935, a son of the late Clyde and Margaret Holbert Brown. Brown had worked as an installer for Ohio Edison. He was a United States Marine Corps. veteran and a Methodist.

He is survived by his wife, Elnora Wright Brown: two sons and one daughter-in-law. Daniel and Sheryl Brown, and Randy Brown, all of Stow: three daughters, Kandice, Kay Luann and Sandy Brown, all of Stow: three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James and Leverne Brown of Orange Spring, Fla. Robert and Mary Brown of Jonesboro, Ga. and Lawrence C. Brown of Stow: three sisters and one brother-on-law. Opal M. Bolyard of Montana Mines, Roberta and Ralph Masters of Montana Mines and Karen Sue Coe of Culter, Ohio: three grandchildren, Josh, Jessie and Batlin Brown.

Services will be Thursday at the Redmond Funeral Home, Darrow Road, Stow.

(Margaret Pauley)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2007

ZELLA BROWN

Zella W. Brown, 90, of Vienna, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Jessie Sears Weekley. She formerly worked at St. Joseph's Hospital as a cook and was a homemaker. She was a United Methodist.

Surviving is one daughter, Sharon Nesbitt of Vienna; two sons, Jim Brown of St. Marys, Ohio, and Gerald "Gabby" Brown of Batesburg, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edgar Weekley of Grantsville; and one sister, Ruth Stemple of Walker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Brown; one daughter, Helen Tanner; and three brothers, Booney, Charles and Ronzel Weekley.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2002

VICTOR PAUL BROWNING

Victor Paul Browning, 51, of Davisville, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at his residence.

He was born at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., the son of the late Paul Browning and Adelia Jane Garrity Browning Devore. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he received a purple heart. He retired from Public Debt after 26 1/2 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Bush Browning; three daughters, Hope and Charity Browning, both of Parkersburg, and Faith Browning of Chillicothe, Ohio; two step-sons, David Shook and Steven Shook of Davisville; three brothers, Stephen Devore of Washington, John B. Devore III of Minnesota and Thomas Wasileski of Carrboro, N.C.; one sister, Rose Daggert of Stockport, Ohio; father-in-law, Donald Bush of Grantsville; one sister-in-law, Dick Bush of Grantsville; one uncle, David Garrity of Parkersburg; two step-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Buddy.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Parks.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Mike Kerns officiating. Full military rites were given by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 May 2006

DORA BUCHANAN

Dora M. "Peg" Buchanan, 85, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility.

She was born at Walker, the daughter of the late Clyde E. and Nancy O. Bibbee Clegg. She had been a member of Church of Christ since childhood and was a long-time member of Camden Avenue congregation.

Surviving are two sons, James E. Buchanan of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Gary W. Buchanan of Creston; two daughters, Peggy E. Morris and Nancy G. Kimes, both of Parkersburg; nine grand­children; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronald Clegg of Waverly; and two sisters, Mildred Collins and Delsie Duncan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett G. Buchanan; four sisters, Dorothy Harris, Christine Pratt, Gladys Mullett and Clara Giffen; and three brothers, Charles, William and Thomas Clegg.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Ryan Currey officiating. Burial was in Kanawha Baptist Cemetery, Leachtown.

(Larry Heffner)


Parkersburg News - Thursday, April 20, 2000.

VESTA A. BUCHANAN

Vesta Alma "Cricket" Buchanan, 91, of Pike Street, Parkersburg died April 19, 2000, at the home of her cousin, David Sampson, in Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Mary Kirby Sampson. She was a member of the Lightner Memorial Church and was an employee of Ben Franklin Variety Store and Kresge Department Store. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, David and Judy Buchanon of Parkersburg; on daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Virgil Hoover of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Carla Hoover of Parkersburg, Kristy Metz of Parkersburg and Dave Buchanon and his wife Melissa of Parkersburg; one great-granddaughter, Alexis Metz; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orland Buchanon; one infant son, Romie E. Buchanon; eight brothers and three sisters. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, 1640 St. Marys Ave., Parkersburg, the Rev. Tim Henson officiating. Burial in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Arrangements by Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Note from Charlene Sampson Ramel - mramel@greene.xtn.net

Aunt Vesta was born 08 June 1908 in Adam, Calhoun County. In the interest of keeping the genealogical facts straight, her daughter Connie was adopted by Uncle Buck and Aunt Vesta.

(Charlene Sampson Ramel)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 October 2000

JENNIE LEE BUCK

Jennie Lee Buck, 44, of Catonsville, Md., died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, in Catonsville.

She was the daughter of Donald and Evelyn Brady Reichlin. She worked for Social Security Administration of Baltimore for more than 20 years. She was formerly married to William C. Buck of Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to her father are one son, Jeffrey T. Buck of Grantsville; two brothers, John Reichlin of Elkridge, Md., and Douglas Reichlin of Atlanta, Ga., two sisters, Robin Reichlin-Bohlen of Reston, Va., and Donna of Williamsburg, Va., two uncles, Harvey Brady and Mark Brady; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was held a Emanuel United Methodist Church, Catonsville, Md., with assistant pastor Rev. Rebecca Steen officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 December 2005

ORVIN BUCK

Orvin Buck, 100, of West Jefferson, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, in Arbors West Care Center, West Jefferson, Ohio.

He was born in Hur, the son of the late Seatiel and Esta Gaines Buck. He was a retired pipe fitter and welder having worked for over fifty-four years. He was a member of the Ohio Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 495.

Surviving are two sons, Garland Buck and his wife, Pearl of West Jefferson, Ohio, and Orvin G. Buck and his wife, Virginia Ann of Grantsville; one special granddaughter, Debbie; six grandsons; five step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 13 step great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vanna Core Buck; second wife, Freda Hardman Buck; and three children, Beatrice, Gamet and Kenneth.

Graveside services are Saturday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m., in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville, with Rev. Michael Brown, officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 September 2006

ORVIN GLENN BUCK

Orvin Glenn Buck, 75, of Grantsville, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Orvan Buck and Vanna Core Buck Waldo. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. He was retired from Pennzoil Corp. as a welder. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, VFW Post 5959 and Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, He was a Shriner, active in Boy Scouts of America and an umpire for youth baseball.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Weaver Buck; two sons, Stephen L. Buck of Williamstown and William C. Buck of Grantsville; one brother, Garland R. Buck of Columbus, Ohio; and three grandsons, Jeremy L. Buck, S. Mitchell Buck and Jeffrey T. Buck.

He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


ROBERT BUCK

Robert E. Buck, 67, of Guysville, Ohio, died Friday, Apr. 16, 2004, at his home.

He was born at Lumberport, the son of the late Theodore and Ruthford Parks Buck. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a former employee of B&O Railroad and CSX Railroad, where he was a track foreman for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Donna Metcalf Buck; two sons, Edward Buck and Daniel Buck, both of Guysville; one daughter, Debora Beck of Guysville; seven brothers, Harold Buck of Cleveland, Ohio, Eugene Buck and wife Bonnie of Big Springs; Donald Buck of Coolville, Ohio, and Denzyl Buck, Charles Buck, Delbert Buck and Ronnie Buck, all of Guysville; three sisters, Opal Swisher of Grantsville, Thelma Cooper of Clinton, Ohio, and Delma Martin of Nelsonville, Ohio; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Buck.

Services were held at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, Ohio, with Pastor Monte McCune officiating. Burial was in Wyers Cemetery, Guysville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 December 2004

MARY WALDO BUCKNER

Mary Virginia Waldo Buckner, 93, of Georgetown, Tenn., died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004.

She was born in Ashville, N.C., the daughter of the late Snowden and Geraldine Hardman McClung. She was the great-granddaughter of George Washington and Rachel Goff, some of the earliest settlers of Calhoun County, and the great-granddaughter of Simon P. and Ruth Coberly Stump, founders of Grantsville. She spent most of her life in Grantsville before moving to Akron, Ohio, during World War II. She was retired from Good-year Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, and was a member of East Chattanooga Church of God.

Surviving are one daughter, Edith L. Waldo Butler of George­town, and one grandson, Greg Butler of Akron.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Howard (Bud) Waldo and Elmer Buckner; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at East Chattanooga Church of God with Rev. Don Glenn officiating, assisted by Rev. Gary Beck and Rev. Doyle Standfield. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Akron.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Aug 2005

DONNA BUIE

Donna P. Buie, 75, of Boston, Ga., died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at Archbold Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John Seldon and Fannie Goodnight Parsons. She worked for Terry's Drug Store in 1948 and for Southern Bell, Jacksonville, Fla., for 10 years. She and her husband owned Buie's Service and Grocery Store, Big Bend. She was a member of E.U.B. Methodist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are one daughter, Jo Ann Davison of Boston; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Denzil Parsons of Whigham, Ga., and Lonnie Parsons of Hazelton, Pa.: and three sisters, Bonnie Adams of Alexandria, Va., Maxine Bell of Lake Blackshear, Ga., and Eva Swisher of Washington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Buie; three brothers, Donald Parsons, Charles Parsons and James W. Parsons; and two sisters, Joan Barwell and Louise Parsons.

Graveside services were held at Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 July 2003

EUELL BULLARD

Euell Edward Bullard, 56, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late Bruce and Jean Knotts Bullard. He was a U.S. veteran of the Vietnam War and worked at Sears in Grand Central Mall, Vienna, as a tool salesman. He attended Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Linda Marie Webb Bullard; one daughter, Tamara J. Cone of Belpre, Ohio; one twin sister, Eupha Davis of Florida; one brother, Robert Bullard of Tampa, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 31 March 2005

LOWELL BUNCH

Lowell Bunch, 60, of Millstone, died Friday, Mar. 25, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Earl and Stella Bunch.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Glenna J. Bunch; two sons, Scott and Danny Bunch of Grantsville; five daughters, April Bunch of Millstone, Martha Bunch of Lumberton, N.C., Jennifer Day of Catlettsburg, Ky., Debbie Sollars and husband Mike of Parma, Ohio, and Kelly Yoak and husband Terry of Grantsville; one brother, Roland Bunch of Robbins, Tenn.; one sister, Lena Bowling of Robbins; and five grandchildren, Katelyn and Brandy Bunch, and Daniel, John and Mary Day.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ina Zalonis, and one grandson, Nathaniel Sollars.

Graveside rites were held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Michael A. Sollars officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001

DELBERT BUNNER, SR.

Delbert R. Bunner, Sr., 55, of Brohard, died Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2001, at his residence.

He was the son of the late John and Magdalene Haney Bunner. He had been owner and operator of Bunner's Garage, Brohard, since 1972 and was a former well tender for Richter Lease and a construction worker. He was a member of Bell Chapel United Methodist Church and Grantsville Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Marilyn Bunner; one daughter, Deborah Hartshorn of Mt. Zion; three sons, Christopher Bunner of Columbus, Ohio, and Delbert Ray Bunner, Jr., and Jonathan G. Bunner, both of Brohard; two brothers, Ralph Bunner of Brohard and Howard Bunner of Newton Falls, Ohio; three sisters, Opal Lewinberger of Barberton, Ohio, Florence Haute of Doylestown, Ohio, and Mary Barton of Palestine; one aunt, Mable Stevens of Munday; seven grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Bunner, in 1965.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 July 2003

DONALD BURCH

Donald R. Burch, 63, of Vienna, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Bud and Maggie Stump Burch. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Johns Mansville as a supervisor. He attended Martown Church of the Nazarene and was a member of VFW.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Carder Burch; one son, Donald Eugene Burch of Williamstown; one granddaughter, Emily Victoria Burch; three brothers, Bill Burch of Mt. Zion, Jerry Burch of Tifton, Ga., and Richard Burch of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; one sister, Carol Burch Norman of Lafayette, La.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Burch.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Robert Kniley officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 December 2005

GABRIEL PRICE BURCH

Gabriel Price Burch, the loving son of Amber Price and Jamie Burch, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are his grandparents, Jo and Rick Moellendick, Donnie Price and Ann Kirkpatrick and Shelia and Cleo Burch; one aunt, Holly Burch; one uncle, Tyson Price; great-grandparents, Alene Harvey, Barbara Jarvis, Violet Hardway and Becky and Bill Burch; great-aunts and uncles, Sherry and Andrew Tokarz, Sherry and Leonard Hardway, Shari and David Johnson, Sarah and Rob Smith and Cathy and Keith Nolin; and 12 cousins, Jeremy, Brandi, Tiffani, Whitney, Robert, Bradley, Clarence, Elisabeth, Phebe, Whitney, Scott and Michael.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, Bill Price, Handley Harvey and Gene Hardway.

Graveside services were held at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Stump Funeral Home Arnoldsburg was in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2000

ROBERT BURCH

Robert Burch, 66, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Hospice Care Center, Akron.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Bud Burch and Margaret "Maggie" Burch of Mt. Zion.

He worked at Akron Rebar.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Burch; two daughters, Patty Burch of Akron and Lisa Goodrich of Millstone; one son, William "Buddy" Burch of Akron; six grandchildren, Eric Burch, Brian Lewis, Jeffrey Goodrich, Amanda Burch, Britney Burch and Brannon Burch; four brothers, Bill Burch of Millstone, Don Burch of Vienna, Jerry Burch of Tifton, Ga., and Richard Burch of Dearborn, Mich.; and one sister, Carol Norman of New Berne, N.C.

Memorial service was held at Adams & Mason Funeral Home, Akron. Graveside services will be held at Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg, on Thursday at 11 a.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 Aug 2003

MONOKA BURNS

Monoka Burns, 89, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Everett and Lona Gainer Bennett. She was a merchant and had operated a general store on Rt. 5 East of Grantsville for many years. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge, Grantsville, and Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Ayers of Grantsville; one son, William Burns of Mesa, Ariz., four grandchildren, Tim Ayers of St. Albans, Robert Burkett of Grantsville, and Brad and David Stewart, both of South Gate, Mich.; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Burns; one daughter, Deloris Stewart; and one son, Robert Bradford Burns.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Bennett Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation will be on Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 December 2001 (Obituary from June, 1962)

ORA BURNS

Ora Burns, 78, former resident of this area, died Sunday, June 10, 1962, in Akron, Ohio.

She was born near Stumptown, the daughter of the late James C. and Sarah Stump Vanhorn. She belonged to Mullen Memorial Baptist Church, Belpre, Ohio.

Surviving are three daughters, Pauline Penniger of Davy and Maud Klabbatz and Lelia Mitcham, both of Akron; four grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. W.D. (Dell) Burns, in 1954.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home with Rev. F. Eugene Brown officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2001

WILLIAM BURNS

William B. Burns, 78, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2001, in Colorado Springs.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late A.G. and Nora Bower Burns. He attended Ohio University and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a pilot.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Burns; three daughters, Penny Norris of Alabama, Tracey Beirise of North Carolina and Ginger Burns of Florida; five step-sons, Todd Gabriel of California, Mark and Michael Gabriel, both of Colorado, Joe Gabriel of Ohio and Patrick Gabriel of Florida; one sister, Mary Lee Elliott of Greensburg, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 October 2008

ALLAN LESLEY BURROWS

Allan Lesley Burrows, 57, of Looneyville, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Byrul and Dorothy Burrows.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Burrows, and one sister, Karen Kralj.

Private family service will be held at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2003

CLIFFORD BURROWS

Clifford R. Burrows, 85, a resident of Ohio Valley Health Care nursing facility, died Friday, Apr. 11, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Wattie A. and Bertha Fredrick Burrows. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and had retired in 1980 from Johns Manville Corp. as a tender with 27 years of service. He was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church and life member of American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one son, Edward Burrows of Bryon, Ohio; three daughters, Jeannette Wright of Belpre, Sandra Sue Parsons of Amelia Island, Fla., and Jeannie Winans of Parkersburg; two brothers, Myrul Burrows of Pennsylvania and Gerald Burrows of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Oleta Dye of Spencer, Juanita Hefler of Parkersburg, Reva Hanshaw of Cleveland and Leota Leslie of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth N. Malona Burrows, in 1977; one son, Carl Burrows; one daughter, Betty Hobby; three brothers, Burl Burrows, Thurl Burrows and Earl Burrows who died in infancy; two sisters, Geneva Burrows, and Virginia Burrows who died in infancy; and one great-grandson, Logan Wright who died in infancy.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Lloyd Winans officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2005

EARL BURROWS

Earl G. “Gib” Burrows, 82, of Jane Lew, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005.

He was born in Anmoore, the son of the late Holly B. and Ana Bell Convey Burrows. He was a U.S. Merchant Marine and was in the C.C.C. Camp having served during World War II. He was a heavy duty mechanic and welder with West Virginia Dept. of Highways for several years and was a Methodist.

Surviving are one daughter, Terry L. Adams of Anmoore; three sons, Earl Burrows, Jr., of Lost Creek, Randall B. Burrows, Sr., of Clarksburg and Kevin W. Burrows of West Milford; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rowena L. Killian Burrows, on June 15, 2001, whom he married June 7, 1942; one daughter, Sherri G. Burrows; one brother, Holly Burrows, Jr.; and one sister, Mary Ruth Wilson.

Burial was in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, Jane Lew.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 February 2006

EDITH BURROWS

Edith L. "Edie" Burrows, 62, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born on Norman Ridge, Big Bend, the daughter of the late Loyal and Mona Fortney Yoak. She attended Norman Ridge E.U.B. Church and was educated in Calhoun County schools. She was a member of River Hill U.M. Church, Parkers-burg, for many years and was baptized by Rev. Clyde Crites, assisted by Don Godfrey. She was a teacher of Beginner's Sunday School class and helped start the first nursery. She attended Calvary Memorial Church, Parkersburg, for several years. She was a caretaker to many elderly people.

Surviving are her husband, W. Dean Burrows, whom she married Sept. 11, 1960; three children, Vicki C. Duncan of Parkersburg, Tim D. Burrows of Rockport and Deidra R. Dent of Teays Valley; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Eva Collins of Weston, Evelyn McCormick of Grantsville, Edna Schmeller of Akron, Ohio, Pauline Jarvis of North Carolina and Neva Patterson of Parkersburg; two brothers, Tom Yoak of Grantsville and Jim Yoak of Flatwoods; four step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Pat Godfrey, Carolyn Sharps, Betty Dowler and ladies of WSCS at Calvary Memorial Church.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Dennis and Denzil Yoak; one sister, Sharon Frame; and one nephew, Dustin McCormick.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Rob Collins officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 October 2006

EVELYN SOLE BURROWS

Evelyn Sole Burrows, 87, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.She was born at Quaker City, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harold and Jessie M. Groll Sole. She was a resident of Five Forks until moving to Parkersburg in 1959.Surviving are two daughters, Betsy Lynch of Laura, Ohio, and Merlene Cline of Pataskala, Ohio; one son, Dean Burrows of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary E. Ritchie, and one son, Richard Hale Burrows.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, and burial in Broomstick Cemetery, Five Forks.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

DELFORD BURROWS, SR.

Delford Burrows, Sr., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008. Per his wish, his body was donated for medical research. Graveside service will be held at Hunt Cemetery, Norman Ridge, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 Jan 1993

HOLLY BURROWS

Hollie Burrows, 84, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1993, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Ellis B. and Launa Wilson Burrows. He was a steelworker for Steel Improvement and Forge Co. and a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Larry Burrows of Big Springs and Gary Burrows of Parkersburg; three daughters, Shirley Haught, Jean Jones, and Janet Davidson, all of Big Springs; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Oma Burrows; two sons, Richard Dean Burrows and Bobby Burrows; one daughter, Pamela Lynn; five brothers and seven sisters.

Services were held at Prosperity Baptist Church, with John S. Stump officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


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Died May 3, 1958

Mrs. Isobelle Burrows Dies At Tanner Home.

Mrs. Isobelle Burrows, 91, of Tanner, died Saturday, May 3 at her home following an extended illness. Born May 1, 1867, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Diana Earlywine Whipkey. She had been a member of the Broomstick Methodist church from the age of 12 years.

Survivors include one son, Martin Burrows of Five Forks; five daughters, Mrs. Erma Saunders, Mrs. Ethel Minner, both of Tanner, Mrs. Eva Schrieves of Barberton, Mrs. Damie Saunders of Elizabeth and Mrs. Gay Hathaway of Erie, Pa.

Funeral services were held at the Broomstick Methodist church Tuesday, May 6, with the Rev. Gayle McHenry officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Sharlene Thuma)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 November 2008

LORENA BURROWS

Lorena "Mert" Burrows, 71, of Chloe, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Paul and Margaret Duffy Murphy.

Surviving are two sons, Edward Burrows and wife Sandy of Mt. Zion and Robert Burrows and wife Laura, her caregiver, of Chloe; one brother, Leo Murphy and wife Sandy of Creston, Ohio; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son and three brothers.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lorena Burrows Cemetery, Mt. Zion, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 Jun 2002

RICHARD BURROWS

Richard H. "Rick" " Sammy" Burrows, 61, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Evelyn Sole Burrows of Parkersburg and the late Hayward Burrows. He attended school in Grantsville and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a construction worker and operated heavy equipment.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 20 years, Judy Baker Burrows; two daughters, Andrea Burrows of Vienna and Marcella Hall of North Ridgeville, Ohio; two sons, Rick Burrows of Peoria, Ill., and Danny Burrows of North Ridgeville; one step-daughter, Tina Putman of Parkersburg; one step-son, Robert Baker of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one brother, Dean Burrows of Parkersburg; tow sisters, Merlene Cline of Columbus, Ohio, and Betsy Lynch of Dayton, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Lee Hammond officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2008

SARAH FRANCES BURROWS

Sarah Frances Burrows, 86, of Vienna, died Saturday, Mar. 15, 2008.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Elihu and Clara Metz.

She retired from Wood County Board of Education in 1983 after 10 years of service and was a cook at Neale and Jackson junior high schools. She was a member of River Valley Nazarene Church, Vienna.

Surviving are her husband, Leonard Burrows of Vienna; three daughters, Dortha Gregg of Walker, Mary Whitlock of Parkersburg and Beverly Scales of Kingwood, Tex.; one son, Dexter Burrows of Little Hocking, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Arminda Maxwell.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hershel and Daniel Anderson and Lewis Metz; and one sister, Blondena Morrison.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Keith Hostutler officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2000
(reprint from December 1977)

WANDA BURROWS & LEO RICHARDS

Joint services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 8, 1977, at Stump Funeral Home, for Leo Dale Richards, 57, and his daughter, Wanda R. Burrows, 35, both of Big Bend, and victims of a shooting incident at their residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Clara Richards of Big Bend and the late James Leamon Richards. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and Grantsville IOOF lodge, and was employed by Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville, for 16 years.

She was born in Ritchie County and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Ada McCormick Richards; one son, Leo David Richards of Big Bend; one daughter, Emily Husk of Big Bend; two brothers, Marshall of Weirton and Gerald of East Lake, Ohio; five sisters, Grace Wagoner, Genavieve Richards and Edna Radcliff, all of Big Bend, Mildred Fluharty of Big Springs and Lily Bush of Parkersburg; and six grandchildren.

Surviving her in addition to those mentioned are one son, Delford, and one daughter, Angelia, both of the home.

Rev. Hazel Haddox and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiated the services. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna, Ohio Record Courier Apr 16, 2008

WILLIAM EDWARD "BILL" BURROWS

William Edward "Bill" Burrows, 73 years of age of Garrettsville, departed this life on April 13, 2008. "Wild Bill" was born on May 23, 1934 in Grantsville, West Virginia the son of Dortha (D K) and Leone (Kelley) Burrows. A 1953 graduate of the Grantsville School System, he later moved to the Garrettsville-Nelson areas, residing at the family residence since 1964. Bill was employed at Polson Rubber Company and The Basket Factory in Garrettsville, Pyramid Rubber in Ravenna and Samuel Moore Company in Mantua and Aurora, retiring from Eaton Corporation after 39 years of service.

Mr. Burrows was a U.S. Army veteran, serving eighteen months in Germany and France with the 8th Helicopter Battalion. Bill loved playing checkers, planting flowers and tending to his pomerians. He served the Lord at Victory Baptist Church in Garrettsville where he developed a very special relationship with Pastor Russell Clark and his wife Renee, both of whom were of much comfort to Bill and his family during his illness.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years Zona Marie (Potts) Burrows at their residence; his beloved children Chuck (Mickey) Burrows of Warren, Regina (Jeff) Schwan of Lavonia, Georgia, Joyce (Edwin) Guiterrez of Nashville, Tennessee, and Marlenea (Jimmie) Conklin of Garrettsville, his mother Leone Burrows of Mantua; his siblings Charles (Ruth) Burrows of Mantua, Denzil (Jean) Burrows of Ravenna, Willard (Kathy) Burrows of Grantsville, W.Va and Louise (Jim) Kovar of Southington. He was "Papa" to 16 loving grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Lily Butler.

He was preceded in death by his father D.K. Burrows and his father-in-law Don Butler.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 6-7:45 P.M. at the Green Family Funeral Home and Crematory Service in Mantua, where funeral services will begin at 7:45 P.M.

Mr. Burrows will be laid to rest on Friday, April 18, 2008 at the Burrows Family Cemetery in Calhoun County, West Virginia at 2:00 P.M. where the American Legion Post of Spencer, West Virginia will provide military honors.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 February 2009

EVA BURTON

Eva C. Burton, 88, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lon and May Downs Powell.

She retired from Wood County board of education, where she had worked in the food service department for several years. She was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Debra Foutty of Vienna; three grandchildren; and one sister, Amy Hathaway of Lost Creek.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Richard C. Burton, in 2005, and eight brothers and sisters, Shirley McKown, Virla Poling, Paul Powell, Rue Powell, Lucille Wilmoth, William Gail Powell, Emmaneal Montgomery and Victor Powell.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Kathryn Ambler and Rev. L. Norman Butler officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 May 2000

ROSCOE BUSCH

Roscoe Busch, 81, died Saturday, Apr. 22, 2000, at Kingman Regional Medical Center, Kingman, Ariz.

He was born in Freed, the son of the late Roscoe and Blanche Shimer Busch. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of D.A.V., V.F.W., and American Legion. He retired from Tecumseh Products Co. in 1981.

Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Betty.

Memorial services were held at Disabled Americans Veterans. Burial was in Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Bullhead City, Ariz.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2001

THERESA BUSCH

Theresa M. Busch, 84, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late James and Icie Varner Lynch.

For more than 11 years, she owned and operated Busch Grocery Store and Service Station, Big Bend. She retired in 1978 as secretary of Max Busch, Inc., a Parkersburg excavation company and crane service, which she and her husband operated since 1950. She was a member of Fairlawn Baptist Church and former member of First Baptist Church, Okeechobee, Fla.

Surviving are two sons, Glenn Busch of Lubeck and Donald Busch of Parkersburg; one daughter, Katie Slider of Parkersburg; two brothers, Bernard Lynch of Vienna and James Lynch, Jr., of Mt. Zion; one aunt, Clara Price of Naples, Fla.; four grandchildren; one step-grandson; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Busch, in 1996; two brothers, Hobert Lynch and an infant brother; and two sisters, Mary Lou Lynch and Justice Cottrell.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Donald R. Yeager and Pastor Michael K. Lamb officiating. Entombment was in Chapel of Peach Mausoleum, Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2000

CHRISTIAN BUSH

Christian S. Bush, 25, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Apr. 27, 2000, in Charleston.

He was born in Grantsville. He was employed by Pizza Hut of North Parkersburg and was a part of the band Disturbing Livestock.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Cindi L. Six Washburn and Mike Washburn of Harrisville; his father and step-mother, Roger and Terri Bush of Parkersburg; one son, Daniel Bush of Columbus; his maternal grandparents, Lewis Six and step- grandmother Sherri Six of Akron, Ohio, and Louise Six of Cambridge, Ohio; his great- grandmother, Georgia Six of Parkersburg; his paternal grandparents, Jack and Jean Bush of Mineral Wells; and one brother, Mackenzie Bush of Marietta.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Rev. David Bush officiating. Burial was in Six Cemetery, near Cairo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 October 2006

ERNEST BUSH

Ernest L. Bush, 79, of Palm Harbor, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at his residence.

He was born in Big Springs and moved to the Palm Harbor area in 1992 from Parkersburg. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a warehouseman for a chemical manufacturing company.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Willa Dean Bush; one son, Ernest Michael Bush of Palm Harbor; three brothers, Jack Bush of Mineral Wells, Charles Bush of Parkersburg and Porter Bush of Lubeck; three sisters, Marie Weese of Beckley, Margie Mathess of Parkersburg and Maxine Crouch of Vienna; and two grandchildren.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 April 2003

FREEDA BUSH

Freeda M. Bush, 69, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2003, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Lawrence Hale Goodnight of Brohard and the late Dessie Mae Richards Goodnight. She was a homemaker, president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 21, Spencer, Roane County chairperson for Rhodo­dendron Girl’s State, and member of Roane County Democratic Women’s Club and Zion United Methodist Church, Spencer.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Robert E. Bush, whom she married May 22, 1953; three daughters, Roberta Board of Spencer, Janet Murray of Ripley and Kristina Starcher of Walton; one son, William E. Bush II of Spencer; two sisters, Mavarine Butler of Bowie, Md., and Debris Dye of Smithville; three brothers, Arthur Goodnight of Ravenna, Ohio, Ronzel Goodnight of MacFarlan and Delmas Goodnight of Brohard; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Daniel R. Whited and Rev. John WI Lowe officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery, Nobe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 May 2002

ROY PAUL (Pete) BUSH

Roy Paul (Pete) Bush, 87, of Millstone, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at St. Clara, Doddridge County, the son of the late David Roy and Hortense Garrett Bush. He was a 1933 graduate of Troy High School, 1952 graduate of Glenville State College, and received his master's degree from West Virginia University in 1954. He worked in Baltimore shipyards and was a former Calhoun County elementary school teacher with 35 years service. He began his teaching career in one-room schools and later served as principal of Arnoldsburg Elementary for 19 years. He served as a substitute teacher for 12 years following his retirement in 1972. He was a former employee of Orders Construction Co. and had been in the Christmas tree business at Millstone since 1950.

He was a member of Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge. He had served as a member of the board of directors of Calhoun County Committee on Aging and was vice chairman of West Fork Community Action and one of the founders of the Molasses Festival, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Verda Griffin Bush; one sister, ruby Skidmore of Weston; and one half-sister, Patty Mitchell of Millstone.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Bush, and three sisters, Eula Short, his twin Pauline Butcher and Lucille Vannoy.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 September 2005

GABRIEL BUTCHER

Gabriel Butcher, 69, of Big Springs, died Sunday; May 21, 2006, at home.

He was born in Boone County, the son of the late Alex and Susie Gatto Butcher.

Surviving is his friend and caretaker, Lena Hardman, of Big Springs.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with ReV. Kevin Church officiating.

Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2000

PAULINE BUTCHER

Pauline Bush Butcher, 85, of Cox's Mill, died Monday, Apr. 24, 2000, at her residence.

Surviving are two sons, Donald and R. Larry, both of Cox's Mill; two brothers, Paul of Millstone and Russell of Clarksburg; one sister, Patty of Millstone; and five grandchildren.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville. Burial was in Troy IOOF Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 November 2005

ROBERT JACKSON BUTCHER

Robert Jackson Butcher, 87, of Glenville, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005.

He was born at Cedarville, the son of the late Burke Butcher and Ora Lucrecia Snyder Butcher. He attended school at Cedarville and graduated from Sand Fork High School in 1937. He earned a BA degree from Glenville State College in 1941. He taught in public schools of Nassau County, Fla., and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a teacher and coach at Burnsville High School and Spencer High School. He established Gilmer County's first taxicab business and was elected circuit clerk in Gilmer County. He worked for W.Va. Dept. of Health as chief sanitarian for Gilmer and Calhoun counties. In 1952, he graduated from Reppert School of Auctioneering, Decatur, Ind. He co-founded Gilmer County.

Auction Barn and Elk Auction and taught auctioneering through education programs at GSC. He was affiliated with Gilmer Courity Lodge No. 118, AF&AM, Glenville; York Rite Bodies, Spencer/Ravenswood; Scottish Rite Bodies and Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg; Gilmer County Senior Citizens; GSC Alumni Association; Pioneer Athletic Club; W. Va Auctioneers Association; He was a member of' Glenville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three children of his second marriage, R. Terry Butcher and Timothy B. Butcher, both of Glenville, and Mary Beth Butcher; M.D., of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren; one brother, Dr. James A. Butcher of Shepherdstown; one sister, Mary Hazel Lilley of Duluth,Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Keener Butcher; his second wife Marlene Madge Hayhurst Butcher, to whom he was married for 46 years; three sisters, Mabel Butcher, Louise Butcher and Teresa Butcher Jarvis; and one brother, Roland Butcher.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. David Krum officiating. Burial with Masonic rites was in Meadow Lane Cemetery, near Glenville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 09 January 2003

ARISTOTLE BUTLER, JR.

Aristotle Butler, Jr., 64, of Orma, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Aristotle Butler, Sr., and Mary Jane Cottrell Butler. He was a carpenter and a farmer.

Surviving are three daughters, Vicky, Kelly and Brenda Butler; five sons, Ricky, Robert, Joseph, Kenneth and Randy Butler; three brothers, Charley Butler of Reedy, Thomas Butler, Sr., of State Road, N.C., and Milton Butler of Crestwell, Ore.; four sisters, Mae Cooledge of Leroy, N.Y., Louisa Yearian of Wilmington, Dela., Macel Carpenter of Spencer and Nina Conley of Chloe; 19 nieces; and 11 nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son; one daughter; four sisters, Lena, Iva and Nora Butler and Flossie French; and one brother, Victor Butler.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church, Orma, with Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 September 2001

BEULAH BUTLER

Beulah Mace Butler, 94, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Grant Church and Rebecca Roberts Mace. She was a homemaker and enjoyed painting. She was a lifetime member of Rebekah Lodge for over 50 years and attended Slate United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Clifford W. Butler; three sons, Ronald L. and Arnold C. Mace, both of Spencer, and Larry L. Mace of Given; one half-sister, Winnie Motich of Barberton, Ohio; one half-brother, Denzil Mace of Spencer; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gay L. Mace, in 1975; and two sons, Leslie Mace and Garland D. Mace.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

BRENT BUTLER

Brent Butler, 33, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008.

He was born in Lorain, Ohio, the son of Billy Pims Butler and Sandra Arthur.

He was a welder and former security guard.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Deavin Butler; one daughter, Brooklyn Dawn Butler; three sisters, Sabrina Dooley of Burning Springs, Sharma Butler of Rockport and Jessie Butler of Elizabeth; and one brother, Jacob Butler of Elizabeth.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating, and burial in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 November 2001

BURL BUTLER

Burl Butler, 72, of Arnoldsburg Route, Spencer, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Perry and Dorothy Butler.

Surviving are three sons, Walter, P. Butler of Las Vegas, Nev., Dan Butler of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Roger Butler of North Lawrence, Ohio; three daughters, Brenda Tyson of Norton, Ohio, Melody Butler of Orrville, Ohio, and Sarah Saltsman of Marshallville, Ohio; one brother, Gene Butler of Spencer; two sisters, Bessie Hall and Ruth Yearian, both of Spencer; and 13 grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 November 2002

CLIFFORD BUTLER

Clifford W. Butler, 88, of Spencer, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Roy and Martha Lowers Butler. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was an oil field worker and farmer. He attended Fairview Church and Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are five sisters, Lura Webb and Georgia Atkinson, both of Spencer, Rushie Oglesbee of Sanduskey, Ohio, and Virginia Parsons and Stella Hall, both of Parkersburg; one brother, Donzel Butler of Minnora; and one foster son, Richard Burrows of Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Butler; his second wife, Beulah Butler; three brothers, Ray Brannon and Dolpha and Nelson Butler; and three sisters, Gae Smith, Lear Wears and Genevieve Butler.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darrell Johnson and Rev. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Beech.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 February 2001

DENZEL BUTLER

Denzel Butler, 58, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Ohio.

Surviving are his mother, Ida Siers of Grantsville; his fiancee, Kathy Goble; two sons, Denny and Buddy; four daughters, Loreen, Doreen, Joyce and Carolyn; and 10 grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glenville McBride officiating. Burial was in Falls-Siers-Cottrell Cemetery, Arnoldsburg

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 September 2005

DONZEL DORSEY BUTLER

Donzel Dorsey Butler, 85, of Orma, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roy and Martha Lowers Butler.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Lillie Butler; seven sons, Jack of Windham, Ohio, Kenneth, Frank, Clarence and Paul, all of Beech Road, Orma, Grover of Spencer and Bob of Follansbee; seven daughters, Marie Burrows of Garrettsville, Ohio, Carolyn Howell and Sharon Rucker, both of Wooster, Ohio, Genvea Rinehart of Follansbee, Peggy Hall of Beech Road and Esther Nichols and Pauline Drake, both of Spencer; 30 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Georgia Atkinson, Stella Hall, Dot Webb and Virgina Parsons.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ray Brannon, Clifford Butler, Nelson Butler and Dalpha Butler; four sisters, Gaye Smith, Genevieve Butler, Rushie Oglesbee and Lear Weirs; two grandchildren, Pamela Jean Butler and Heather Renee Rucker; and one great-grandchild, Joshua Lee Harris.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jack Stump officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Orma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 Oct 1988

Herbert Butler, 76, of Palestine Rt 1, formerly of Spencer and Calhoun County, died Friday, Sept 30 in Parkview Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Benjamin and Belle Webb Butler. He was a retired merchant and sawmill operator. He was a Protestant.

He is survived by one son, Delmas Butler of Palestine; one stepson, Dallas White of Berline Center, Ohio; one daughter Vonda Vance of Orrville, Ohio; one brother Robert Butler of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Olive Parsons of Big Bend, W.Va. and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at the Orma United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in the Orma Cemetery.

Note: 2nd husband of Roxie Belle Booher, 1st husband of Lida Sampson.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2001

JOSIE BUTLER

Josie Butler, 79, of Glenville, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Gilmer county, the daughter of the late George W. and Mary Georgana Barnhart Hoover. She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Cedarville.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Moss of Cedarville; two sons, Bill Butler of Elyria, Ohio, and Mike Butler of Grafton, Ohio; one sister, Ruth Wright of Weston; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Butler, and two daughters, Ruth Moss and Betty Lou Butler.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial was in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 February 2005

LEWIS G. BUTLER

Lewis G. “Gene” Butler, 70, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Leatherbark, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in Florida.

Surviving are one sister, Iva Flinner; one son, Little Gene; one daughter, Joann Marie; one grandson, Corbin; one grand-daughter, Riley; and many other family members.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg. Visitation will be on Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2001

ORIN "Bud" BUTLER

Orin "Bud" Butler of Georgetown, Tenn., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at his home.

Surviving are his wife, Edith "Edie Lou" Waldo Butler; one son, Greg of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Dorthy J. Smith of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Hopkins-Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Don Glenn officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron. Memorial service was held at East Chattanooga Church of God where he was a lifetime member.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 July 2004

PHYLLIS BUTLER

Phyllis Butler, 52, of Lenoir, N.C., died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Caldwell County Hospice.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Willie F. and Beatrice Carpenter Butler. She worked for American & Efird and was a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, Larry L. Butler of Lenoir; one son, Larry L. “Lee” Butler, Jr., of Lenoir; one daughter, Cassie R. Butler of Lenoir; two brothers, Earline Dale “Bud” Wears of Ohio and Carmen G. “Shorty” Butler of Lenoir; four sisters, Geraldine “Gerri” Skinner of Florida, Bernadine Underwood of Lenoir, Pauline “Polly” Cunningham of Castle Hayne, N.C., and Dinah Butler of Lenoir; and 14 nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Pendry’s Funeral Home Chapel, Lenoir, with Chaplain Steven Butler officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 April 2003

JUANITA BYRD

Juanita Byrd, 77, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of Hazel Great­house of Spencer and the late Howard Greathouse. She was a homemaker and member of Edgelawn United Methodist Church, and had attended Rayon United Methodist Church and Eagle Pointe as a resident.

Surviving in addition to her mother are three sons, Tom, Bill and James Byrd, all of Parkersburg; two grandsons; four brothers, Pete and John Greathouse of Cleveland, Ohio, Bud Greathouse of Fairmont and Jim Greathouse of Spencer; and two sisters, Pauline Matheny of Arnoldsburg and Marion Greathouse of Cleveland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Byrd, Mar. 11, 1989, and one brother, Gene Greathouse.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Gene Hutton officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2001

ORVA BUTLER

Orva H. Butler, 90, of Stow, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Grant and Jessie Clevenger Hall. She was a retired employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio. She was a member of Foresters Lodge, Akron, and was a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Flora Iva Flinner of Naples, Fla.; one son, Lewis Gene Butler of Stow, Ohio; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vier Butler, Jan. 28, 1989, and one son, Vier Butler, Jr., Mar. 11, 1932.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael Fl King officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Leatherbark.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 Aug 2003

MURDAYNE BYRUM

Murdayne Marshall Byrum, 83, of Steubenville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at Trinity West.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Richard H. and Ota M. Ferrell Marshall.

She had attended Marshall University and West Virginia University and was a member of First West-minister Presbyterian Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 73, Query Club, Steubenville Country Club, Williams Country Club, and Pi Beta Phi fraternity. She was a 25-year former member of Heather Twig and Blossom Twig of Ohio Valley Hospital.

Surviving are her husband, George B. Byrum, who she married June 18, 1941; one son, Mark M. Byrum of McKees Rock, Pa.; one daughter, Barbara J. Byrum of Columbus, Ohio; and one grandson, James Byrum of Los Gatos, Calif.

Services will be held Friday, 6 p.m., at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Steubenville, with Rev. Susan Haseltine officiating. Private burial will be in Union Cemetery, Steubenville. Visitation is for two hours prior to services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, Inc., 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952, or Jefferson County Animal Welfare League, Inc., 129 Meadow Road, Wintersville, OH 43953.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2008

CLIFFORD NELSON BYERS

Clifford Nelson Byers, 82, of Harrisville, died Friday, Mar. 14, 2008, at his residence.

He was born at Knob Fork, the son of the late Herbert and Goldie Stewart Byers.

He was a U.S. Marine during World War II and served in the Pacific Theater. He retired from Hope Gas Co. with 41 years service as a measurement specialist. He was a past president of Grantsville Lions Club, past chairman of Calhoun County Wood Festival, and founder of little league baseball in Ellenboro in the mid 1950's. He was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Miller Byers; two daughters, Linda Cunningham of Harrisville and Connie Ferrell of Middlebourne; two brothers, Robert Byers of Paden City and Zack Byers of Wyandotte, Mich.; one sister, Pauline Moore of Wyandotte; eight grandchildren; one step-grandson; five great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by five brothers; four sisters; and one great-grandson, Christian Lutz.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Burial will in Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)