"C" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/29/1996

BESSIE R. CAIN

Bessie R. Cain, 84, of Sarahsville, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 1996, at Summit Acres Health Care Center, Caldwell, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late J.W. and Lona Parsons. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Denver Cain of Sarahsville and Jasper Cain of Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter, Lea Daniels of Homersville, Ohio; two sisters, Mandy Sims of Parkersburg and Dola Nichols of Orma; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/12/1994

DARRELL E. CAIN

Darrell E. Cain, 42, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, May 8, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Jake Stump and Lyda Cain Wright. He was a member of the 19th Street Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Croy Cain; one son, James E. Cain of the home; one daughter, Angel E. Cain of the home; three sisters, Marilyn Bunner of Munday, Joyce Sarter of Parkersburg and Dianne Dikeman of Athens; and two brothers, Joe Cain of Vienna and James Wright of Parkersburg. He was preceded in death by one brother, Dalmas Wright.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at 19th Street Church of God, with Rev. Charles Duncan officiating, and entombment in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ERIS F. CAIN

10/8/98

Eris F. Cain, 75, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James Kenny and Elva Wyoma Starcher Greathouse. She was a former employee of Rubber Crafters and B.F. Goodrich companies, Grantsville.

She attended Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are three daughters, Gertrude Bunner of Brohard, Earlene Tony of Munday and Patricia Groves of Parkersburg; one son, Johnny Cain of Parkersburg; one sister, Maxine Alvis of Spencer; 23 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie R. Cain, in 1993; one son, Jimmy Cain; five grandchildren; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Hur Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/17/1994

EVERETT CAIN

Everett Cain, 93, of Big Bend, died Friday, Mar. 11, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late T.C. and Molly Thomas Cain. Early in life he had operated logging rafts on the Little Kanawha River and was a retired Calhoun County elementary school teacher. He was a prominent oil and gas producer, had founded Cain Livestock Farms of Big Bend, and had served several terms on the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. He was a member of Calhoun County Farm Bureau, and Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are two sons, Francis Cain and Dr. Joe Cain, both of Big Bend; one daughter, Jewell Siegrist of Creston; one sister, Florence Snider of Kingwood; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva M. Cain; one grandson, Dean Cain; three brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Barry Christian officiating. Burial was in Cain Family Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/30/1996

HARTZEL B. CAIN

Hartzel B. Cain, 89, of Tanner, died Thursday, May 23, 1996, at The Willows, Parkersburg.

He was born in Stringtown, Tyler County, a son of the late Chris and Mary Elizabeth Davis Cain. He retired from McCalls Drilling Co. after 26 years of service. He was a Bible School teacher for 12 years.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Geneva Ferguson Cain; two sons, Robert Cain and Buddie Cain, both of Tanner; one daughter, Marie Smith of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Deloris Amos.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Tanner Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/1/1994

IVAN LEO CAIN, JR.

Ivan Leo Cain, Jr., 37, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 1994 at his residence. He was born in Pine Grove, a son of Ivan Leo Cain, Sr., of Parkersburg and Mona Holcomb Elder of New Martinsville. He was a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, David Cain and Thomas "Junior" McDonald, both of Parkersburg, and Wayne Cain of New Martinsville; three sisters, Teresa Six of Cairo, Brenda Riffle of St. Marys and Karen Collins of Big Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Twila Cain.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Robert Washington officiating. Burial was in Corbin Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/11/1996

MARY MADGE CAIN

Mary Madge Cain, 87, of Big Bend, died Saturday, April 6, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Ulysses Grant and Lena Leota White. She was a homemaker and a member of Hardman Chapel United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Milton Cain; three daughters, Leota Wease of Elkview, Violet Williams and Nancy Craddock, both of Big Bend; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Milton Cain, Jr.; four brothers; two sisters; one half-brother; and one half-sister.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/06/1994

OLLIE R. CAIN

Ollie R. Cain, 83, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1993, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late George and Clara Stump Cain. He was retired from Singer Sheet Metal Co. of Parkersburg and also was a retired farmer. He attended Victory Baptist Church of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Eris Greathouse Cain; three daughters, Gertrude Bunner of Brohard, Earlene Tony of Munday and Patricia Groves of Parkersburg; one son, Johnny Cain of Mineral Wells; one sister, Zella Cain of Arnoldsburg; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Cain; four grandchildren; two brothers; and 10 sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Hur Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/27/1994

ORVILLE D. CAIN

Orville Dale "Inch" Cain, 73, of Walker, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1994, at Oakland Veterans Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born in Athens County, a son of the late Mathias D. and Christina Ross Cain. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a military policeman, and had worked for the W. Va. State Road and the City of Parkersburg as a grader operator for several years. He attended Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Stull of Parkersburg and Becky Burris of Farmington, Mo.; five sons, Robert Cain of Grantsville, Richard Cain and David Cain, both of Parkersburg, William Cain of Belpre, and Timothy Cain of St. Marys; two brothers, Walden Cain of Vienna; and Neville Cain of Florida; two sisters, Dorothy Deskins of Vienna and Donna Griffith of Joplin, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Uhl Cain, in 1969; and one brother, Willard Cain.

Services were held at Franklin Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Kenny Stewart officiating. Burial was in Kanawha Baptist Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/2/1995

ZELLA J. CAIN

Zella J. Cain, 72, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late George W. and Clara Bell Stump Cain. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by eight sisters and four brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Franklin Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Harley Bailey officiating, and burial in Clayton T. Stump Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/17/1994

DORA PERRY CALLAHAN

Dora Perry Callahan, 92, of Sandyville, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1994, at her residence. She was born in Sandyville, a daughter of the late Phillip Sheridan and Emma Bonto Perry. She was retired from Jackson General Hospital and was a member of Mud Run Church of Christ.

Surviving are one daughter, Emmalee Haynes of Sandyville; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Ethel Perry Stevens of Grantsville.

Services were held at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, with Evangelist Maxie Canterbury and Evangelist Ernie Haynes officiating. Burial was in Ravenswood Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EARL J. CAMPBELL

4/24/1997

Earl J. Campbell, 92, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late William Thomas and Stella Woodring Campbell.

He was a member of Snyder Chapel Church, Annamoriah, and was retired from Operating Engineers Union, Barberton, Ohio.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Carol Campbell of Barberton, Ohio; two granddaughters, Kellie Allen of Norton, Ohio, and Karin Schaffer of Doylestown, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Kyle Allen, both of Norton, and William Schaffer of Doylestown; and one sister, Edith Campbell of Vienna.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Bennett Campbell, in 1953; one son, Rev. Gary Campbell, in 1990; one brother, Ernest Campbell; and one sister, Edna Amos.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Farley Blankenship officiating. Burial was in McCrey Cemetery near Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDITH CAMPBELL

6/24/1999

Edith H. Kirby Campbell, 93, of Vienna, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at her residence. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William Thomas Campbell and Stella Woodring Campbell. She was a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ. She was a beautician in the Akron and Cleveland areas, and owned and operated Edee's Beauty Shop, Cleveland. Surviving are one son, Harold C. Kirby of Wildwood, Fla.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sylvester R. Kirby; second husband, Thomas Campbell; one son, Forrest G. Kirby; two brothers, Earl and Ernest Campbell; and one sister, Edna Amos.

Services were held at Franklin Funeral Chapel, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Brian Jones officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

IVAH CAMPBELL

12/24/1998

Ivah B. Campbell, 94, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Orma, a daughter of the late Weaver H. and Ollie Spencer Brannon. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and Glenville State College, and retired after teaching elementary school for 45 years in Calhoun and Wood counties, she was a member of NRTA, W.Va. Association and Wood County Association of Retired School Employees, Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary school teacher sorority, and St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one sister, Stella Chenoweth of Parkersburg; two step-daughters, Marilynn Lindamood of Columbus, Ohio, and Joan Butler of Camp Hill, Pa.; two step-sons, Bill Campbell of Hawaii and New Zealand and James Campbell of Charlottesville, Va.; and several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and caregivers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Campbell, in 1966; two brothers, Ottice and Selden Brannon; and two sisters, Elva Poling Kerby and Mae Offutt.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Paul Stadelman officiating, and at Orma Cemetery, Orma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

OKEY J. CAMPBELL

Okey J. Campbell, 92, of Creston, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Creston, the son of the late Allen and Delia Garretson Campbell. He was a retired oil field worker and served as superintendent of Wirt County division of W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a 62-year member of Burning Springs Lodge #132, AF&AM, and 51-year member of Wheeling Scottish Rite Bodies and Nemesis Temple of the Shrine. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are one brother, Glenn W. Campbell of Creston, and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his wife, Dessie Jenkins Campbell; two brothers, Boyd Campbell and Orland Campbel ; and one sister, Faye Berry.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Gladson Grimm officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery, Creston, with military graveside honors by American Legion Post #55, Elizabeth, and Masonic rites by Burning Springs Lodge #132.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/26/1994

LAURA ELLEN CANNON

Laura Ellen Cannon, 91, of Vienna, died Monday, May 23, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Simon and Armeda McGee. She was retired from Traveler's Restaurant and was a Catholic.

Surviving are one son, Harold Cannon of Vienna; and two grandchildren, Richard Cannon and Cristy Cannon, both of Vienna.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Cannon; and six brothers, Emory McGee, Hamen McGee, Walter McGee, Roy McGee, Earl McGee and Homer McGee.

No services or visitation were planned.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

AUDRA R. CARPENTER

10/29/98

Audra R. Carpenter, 85, of Grantsville died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Harrison and Ivy Mae Mace Starcher. She was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening and canning, and was a member of Seventh Day Advent Church, Spencer.

Surviving are one son, Victor Leon Carpenter of Cremo; three step-daughters, Velma Kirby of Bellesville, Erma Starcher of Twinsburg, Ohio, and Mildred Denney of Michigan; five daughters, Eloise Nichols of Spencer, Barbara Nichols of Stow, Ohio, Bessie Merrill of Northfield, Ohio, Daisy May Yoak of Grantsville and Linda Kincaid of Scarbro; one brother, William Starcher of Northfield; 31 grandchildren; and several great-grand-children and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Slathiel Charles Carpenter; two sons, Gene and Kenneth Carpenter; two daughters, Diane and Carolyn Lou Carpenter; one step-daughter, Alma Conley; one step-son, Harry Carpenter; two brothers, Gordy and Walter Starcher; and one sister, Lodie Starcher.

Services were held at Seventh Day Advent Church, Spencer, with Pastor Herb Ingersol, Pastor Bill Dull and Pastor Walter Fry officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/26/1995

CECIL M. CARPENTER

Cecil M. Carpenter, 78, of Orma, Beech Community, died Friday, Jan. 20, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after a sudden illness.

He was born in Orma, a son of the late Alpheus and Rebecca S. White Carpenter. He was with U. S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and was retired from McMahan-Leib Co., Anderson, Ind. He was a member of Beech United Methodist Church and served as Adult Bible Class Leader. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Smith Carpenter; two sons, Stanley D. Carpenter of Morristown, Ind., and Cecil C. Carpenter of Charleston; one daughter, Janice Nichelson of Anderson, Ind.; one stepson, Daniel L. Smith of Orma; one sister, Leslie Roberts of Orma; three brothers, Brooks Carpenter of Walker, Wade Carpenter of Gassaway and Alpha Carpenter of Port Huron, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ada Roberts Carpenter, and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Ind.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - April 29, 1999

GLENNETH BELLE CARPENTER

Glenneth Belle Carpenter, 77, of Glenville, died Thurdsday, Apr. 22, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Daniel Monroe and Effie Ann Danley Miller. She was a former employee of Thompson Dry Cleaning Co., Glenville.

Surviving are her husband, Clarence Carpenter; one daughter, Lorraine Moss of Salem, Ohio; one sister, Jerry Thompson of Glenville; 15 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, David Reaser and Nelson Gene Reaser.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/28/1996

GUY CARPENTER

Guy Carpenter, 100, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Joshua and Samantha Life Carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I, a retired farmer, photographer, and avid outdoorsman. He was a life member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are six daughters, Ada Flo Starr of Wooster, Ellen Flo Starcher of Spencer, Mary Jane Rose Bee of Ashland, Ohio, Karen Sue Roberts of Barstowe, Calif., Delma Ruth Endicott and Sharon Lou Stump, both of Parkersburg; four sons, Owen Page Carpenter of Perrysville, Ohio, Guy Vane Carpenter of Richwood, Watson Pool Carpenter of Mineral Wells and Boyd Blaine Carpen-ter of Ashland; three stepdaughters, Ellen Jackson and Carol Ann Falls, both of Arnoldsburg, and Daisy Boyce of Newport News, Va.; 35 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dora Ellen Price Carpenter; his second wife, Radie Bragg Starcher Carpenter; three daughters, Thelma Blanche Bowers, Jennie Fern Eagle and Emogene Atkinson; two sisters, Marcelia Carpenter and Nancy Carpenter; four brothers, Marcellus Carpenter, Alpha Benjamin Carpenter, Mallie C. Carpenter and Ralph Greely Carpenter; one granddaughter, Michelle Roberts; and one grandson, Amos Glenn Starcher.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating. Burial was in Carpenter-Adkins Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/16/1995

HOLLY J. CARPENTER

Holly J. Carpenter, 75, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 1995, at Louis Johnson Veteran's Administration Hospital, Clarksburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late James C. and Hattie Gay Starcher Carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the African, European and Middle Eastern Theaters. He was a retired crane operator.

Surviving are two sisters, Pearl Parsons of Arnoldsburg and Ora Mae Jackson of North Carolina; and two brothers, Charles R. "Bob" Carpenter of Arnoldsburg and Ed Carpenter of Mineral Wells. He was preceded in death by one sister; and two brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

K. R. CARPENTER, SR.

1/23/1997

Kenneth R. Carpenter, Sr., 55, of Annamoriah, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Spencer, a son of Audra R. Starcher Carpenter of Big Otter and the late Slathiel Carpenter. He was a member and served on the board of trustees at Cremo Community Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Greta V. Sturms Carpenter; two sons, Kenneth R. Carpenter, Jr., of Arnolds-burg and Kevin Ray Carpenter of Annamoriah; one foster son, Kevin Duane Williams of Spencer; five sisters, Daisy Yoak of Grantsville, Eloise Nichols of Spencer, Linda Kincaid of Oak Hill, and Barbara Nichols and Bessie Merill, both of Northfield, Ohio; one brother, Victor Carpenter of Mt. Zion; and two grandsons.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating, and burial in Bryner Chapel Cemetery near Annamoriah.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/4/1995

MARIE CARPENTER

Marie Carpenter, 86, of Parkersburg, formerly of Orma, died Saturday, April 29, 1995, at Marietta Convalescent Center after an extended illness.

She was born in Orma, a daughter of the late Peter Thomas and Vietta "Pet" Boggs Brannon. She was a homemaker and a member of Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Eva Mae Hosey of Ocala, Fla., and Muriel McCormick of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio; six sons, Joshia Carpenter of Nitro, Harry Carpenter of Parkersburg, Gail Carpenter of Rochester, N.Y., Joseph Glenn Carpenter of Medina, Ohio, Jack Carpenter of Seville, Ohio, and Clifford Carpenter of Orma; one sister, Zadie Greathouse of Richwood; 21 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Greely Carpenter, and two infant sons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Bill Angel officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Orma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/17/1995

MICHAEL L. CARPENTER

Michael L. Carpenter, 41, died Thursday, July 20, 1995.

He was born in Ravenna, Ohio, and was a local resident all of his life. He attended Calvary Temple, Ellet. He worked for N&W Railroad for nine years along side his grandfather, Lonnie Clarence Carpenter, originally of Grantsville.

Surviving are his mother, Edna McCoy; sister, Jerri Halloway; grandmother, Belva Carpenter; and uncles, Lawrence and Richard Carpenter.

Services were held at Hecker Funeral Home, Uniontown, Ohio, with Rev. Lindsey Hayes officiating. Burial was in Kilgore Cemetery, Kilgore, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/25/1996

RALPH CARPENTER, JR.

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., 50, died Monday, July 15, 1996, At Children's Medical Center, Akron, Ohio, following a long illness.

He was born in Washington, Pa., son of Ralph E. and Laverne Carpenter, Sr. He had been a Mantua area resident for 21 years.

He was employed for 13 years at Newbury Industries as an electrician and check-out man. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an avid fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Delores Wilson Carpenter; one son, Scott E. Carpenter; one daughter, Melissa A. Carpenter; mother, Laverne Kropp of Wintham; two brothers, Donald of Pennsylvania and Brian of Ravenna, Ohio; and four sisters, Alona Forkas of Twinsburg, Bonnie Hatfield of Freedom, Sherri Carpenter of Ohio and Pam Puleo of Akron, Ohio. He was the son-in-law of Rev. James E. and Odell Wilson,formerly of Big Springs.

Services were held at Greens Funeral Home, Mantua. Burial, was in West Lawn Cemetery, Mantua.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - June 19, 1998

ROSCOE L. CARPENTER

Roscoe L. "Red" Carpenter, 82, of Spencer died June 17, 1998, in Roane General Hospital.

He was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich with 20 years' service, owner/operator of Village Market, Arnoldsburg, a retired farmer and a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Surviving: wife, Madeline Carpenter; son, Jeff Carpenter of Millstone; daughter, Janet McNamara of Spencer; three grandsons.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with the Rev. Ben Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WANDA C. CARPENTER

5/1/1997

Wanda C. Carpenter, 43, of Orma, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Denver Nicholas of Orma and the late Nita June Hall Nicholas. She was employed by Americare of Dunbar as a licensed practical nurse and attended Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Howard R. Carpenter of Orma; two sons, Howard Sean Carpenter of Wilson, N.C., and Christopher Todd Carpenter of Orma; two sisters, Joyce Stout and Robin McCumbers, both of Orma; and three brothers, Dale Nicholas of Bolivia, N.C., David Nicholas of Orma and Pat Nicholas of Kelly, N.C.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/22/1994

OLETA CARPER

Oleta Carper, 91, of Spencer, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 1994, at Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood.

She was born in Island Run, Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Charles and Gertrude Hosey Miller. She was a Glenville State College graduate and taught school at Spencer Elementary for nearly 20 years. She rode horseback to and taught in several one-room schools in Calhoun and Roane counties. After retirement, she taught at Frozen Camp Grade School in Jackson County, and attended Spencer Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are one son, Millard Carper of Reno; one sister, Ruth Hoskins of Stuart, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Jeremiah Carper, Ryan Carper, and Miranda Carper, all of Reno.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Carper; one infant daughter; one sister, Josephine Long Hammet; and one brother, Thurl M. Miller.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/16/1995

JAMES CARSEY

James Carsey, 74, of Chloe, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Athens, a son of the late Virginia Hicks Carsey. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a sister, Margaret Carsey of Eureka, Calif.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Donald Dawson officiating, and burial in Ellison Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/29/1996

ERNESTINE CARSON

Ernestine "Teeny" Carson, 62, of Rockport, died Friday, Feb. 23, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Charles Owen and Catherine Ruth Westfall Malona. She was a former employee of Ripley Sportswear. She was a member of Pond Creek Baptist Church, where she was a choir director.

Surviving are her husband, William Charles Carson; two brothers, Charles O. Malona, Jr., and Jerry Nolan Malona, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Doris Roberts of Glenville and Joy Bush of Kanawha; four nephews; four nieces; five great-nephews; and three great-nieces.

Services were held at Kime Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Paul Morrison and Rev. Jack Flanery officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/14/1994

AMY ODESSA CART

Amy Odessa Cart, 86, of Chloe, died Sunday, April 10, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Matthew and Nancy Murphy West. She was a homemaker and a member of Mud Fork Union Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Rosalie Cadle of Wadsworth, Ohio; four sisters, Osena Truman of Big Otter, Arella Jarvis of Sissonville, Mattie Boggs and Amma McGraw of Spencer; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cart; and two brothers, Seldon West and Alexander West.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Mud Fork Union Church, Chloe, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating, and burial to be in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

AMY CARTER

7/9/1998

Amy Carter, 97, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following a brief illness.

She was born in Braxton County, and was a homemaker and a member of Elmira Missionary Baptist Church, Elmira.

Surviving are three daughters, Neva Kendall of Nicut, Nelma Wimer of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Larene Weekley of Grantsville; one son, William H. and Eleanor Carter of Barberton, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William R. Carter, in 1983.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EDNA F. CARTER

7/2/1998

Edna F. Carter, 81, of Vienna, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in White Oak, the daughter of the late Huey and Victoria Justice Morris. He was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Waneta Drake of Vienna, with whom she resided; one son, Johnny L. Carter of Winchester, Ohio; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; and her caregiver, Velda Wilson of Vienna.

She was preceded in death by her foster mother, Phebe Simmons; husband, Walter Carter; three brothers; and several half-brothers and half-sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Dave Morris officiating. Burial was in Thorn Addition Cemetery, Palestine.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/1/1996

EULA M. CARTER

Eula M. Carter, 78, of Birch River, died Monday, Jan. 22, 1996, at home after a short illness. She was a homemaker and a farmer.

Surviving are five sons, Roscoe, Jr., of Windham, Ohio, Eddie, Roger, Jerry and Joey, all of Birch River; three daughters, Dorothy Daugherty of Clinton, Tenn., Patricia Hanel of Tanner and Linda Londrigan of Balitmore, Ohio; two sisters, Pearl Waychoff and Peggy Jozwiak, both of Arizona; 27 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Rev. Eddie Bender officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Walnut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GEORGE F. CARTER

12/11/1997

George Freddie Carter, 82, of Spencer died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Clarksburg, a son of the late James and Ollie Bennett Carter. He was a coal miner and a retired carpenter who enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of Apostolic Faith Chapel, Spencer.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Starcher of Spencer; three sons, David Carter and Danny Carter, both of Spencer, and William Carter of Geneva, Fla.; three sisters, Lovie Gunn of Mt. Zion, Stella Antell of Benwood and Nellie Grow of Peoria, Ill.; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Ball Carter; one grandson, David Freddie Carter; and one stepgreat-grandson, Edward Allen May, Jr.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/7/1995

LAWRENCE B. CARTER

Lawrence B. Carter, 63, of Canton, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 1995, at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late Hobert and Donna Miller Carter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was employed by Republic Steel for 39 years. He was a member of Linden Lodge 83, AF&AM.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Joyce Perkins Carter; one daughter, Susan Carter Santavicca of Canton; one brother, Virgil Carter of South Carolina; and two sisters, Ruth Brzski of St. Charles, Ill., and Helen Crouse of Creston, Ohio.

Services were scheduled on Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Richard Perrine officiating, and burial in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 October 1999

NICKIE COTTRELL-CASTEEL

Nickie Cottrell-Casteel, 61, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Rae-Ann Westlake Nursing Home, Westlake, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Thurman and Nellie Finchman Cottrell. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Loretta Graham of Cleveland; one son, Bobby Lee Nichols of Mt. Alto; four sisters, Rosalee Goodrich of Orma, Helen Moss of Cleveland, Frances Anderson of Spencer and Mary Lou Clemons of Normantown; five brothers, Claudle Cottrell of Elyria, Ohio, Arlie Cottrell of Harmony, Spencer Cottrell of Spencer, Lenard Cottrell of Looneyville and Holly Lee Cottrell of Clover; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hank, Bruce, and Pat Cottrell, and two sisters, Louise Toth and Gathel Cottrell.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church Rev. Darrell Alvis officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ELANOR F. CASTO

3/6/1997

Elanor F. Lantz Casto, 75, of Springfield, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Harvey and Merle Losie Badgett Lantz. She retired from Mercy Medical Center, Springfield.

Surviving are her husband, William Franklin Casto of Springfield; one daughter, Teresa Wolfenbarger of Springfield; two sisters, Ernestine Delaney and Bernadine Stevens, both of Williamstown; two brothers, William Jones and Leroy Jones, both of Williamstown; one grandson, John William Wolfenbarger of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Thurl Lantz.

Private services were held at the family's convenience.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/26/1995

MARY D. CHAMBERS

Mary Daisy Chambers, 78, of Vienna, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Burnt House, a daughter of the late Jesse and Thessa Belle Byrd. Surviving are two sons, David Chambers of Mineral Wells and Clarence Chambers of Vienna; two daughters, Clara Parsons of Mineral Wells and Janet Enoch of Parkersburg; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Shirley Byrd of Elizabeth, James Byrd of Hazel Green, Glenmer Byrd of Smithville, Jesse Byrd of Burnt House and Willard Byrd of Big Springs; one sister, Otha Frederick of Hazel Green; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks D. Chambers; two brothers; and one sister. Services will be held Thursday, 3 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. John Koerner officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitations were scheduled 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, and noon-3 p.m., Thursday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/25/1996

GOLDIE T. CHAPPELL

Goldie Tingler Chappell, 79, of Mount Airy, died Friday, Jan. 12, 1996, at Northern Hospital of Surry County.

She was born in Calhoun County, daughter of the late Elzie and Virginia Richards Tingler. She was retired from Pine State Knitwear, and was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Otis Tillman Chappell, Sr.; one son and daughter-in-law, Otis T. and Jeanette Chappell, Jr., of Mount Airy; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Phil Whitaker of Mount Airy; four grandchildren, Julie Chappell, Stephanie Chappell, Vickie Whitaker and Chad Whitaker and wife Amy, all of Mount Airy; one sister, Sylvia Roberts of Nobe; and one brother, Forest Tingler of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Elzie Harold Tingler, Paul D. Tingler and Leonard Tingler.

Services were held at Moody Funeral Home Chapel, Mount Airy, with Rev. Danny Culler officiating. Burial was in Skyline Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/20/1994

JOHN CHEESBREW, JR.

John R. Cheesbrew, Jr., 67, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan 12, 1994, on Rt. 5 west of Grantsville from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

He was born in Beckwith, Raleigh County, a son of the late John R. and Lauzie Arthur Cheesbrew, Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Cabot Corp. after 27 years of service. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville, where he served as a member of the Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees and was a song leader. He was a former Sunday School superintendent.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Marie Sturm Cheesbrew; four daughters, Connie Raber of Little Hocking, Pat Skidmore of Washington, Jennifer Connolly of Grantsville, and Cheryl Cheesbrew of Buckhannon; one son, Mike Cheesbrew of Camp Lajune, N.C.; one sister, Jean Horsnyder of Columbus; two brothers, Jim Cheesbrew of Columbus and Bill Cheesbrew of Beckley; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/3/1994

CURTIS H. CHENOWETH

Curtis H. "Curt" Chenoweth, 82, of Inverness, Fla., formerly of Bartlett, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 1994. He was born in Orma, a son of the late Joseph W. and Emma Ruth Hanger Chenoweth. He was a retired farmer and had worked as a school bus driver and mail carrier. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Inverness.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian Arlene Wood Chenoweth; one son, Gary Curtis Chenoweth of Lexington, Va.; four daughters, Arlene Ruth Gilliland of Alaska, Marie Wigal of Florida, Rita Jean Brooks of Athens, Ohio, and Sandra Kay Kelly of Lexington, N.C.; two brothers, Gordon G. Chenoweth of St. Albans and Charles F. Chenoweth of Spencer; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Wesley Thatcher officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Reedy.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DENVER CHENOWETH

1/2/1997

Denver O. Chenoweth, 88, of Nicut, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale.

He was born in Nicut, a son of the late David O. and Mary Jane Knotts Chenoweth. He was a former employee of Litman Motor Lines Co. and was retired from Eazor Freight, Parkersburg. He was a well-known area horseman who had raised and handled draft horses the majority of his life. He was an avid outdoorsman and fox hunter. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut.

Surviving are four sons, Richard Chenoweth of Ravenna, Ohio, Denver Chenoweth, Jr., of Orange Park, Fla., James Chenoweth of Superior, Ariz., and Roger Chenoweth of Nicut; six daughters, Helen Hathaway of Akron, Kathryn Arnold of Superior, Sharon Smith of Ravenna, Sue McKown of North Royalton, Ohio, Karen Bess of Parma, Ohio, and Judy Meadows of Tanner; two brothers, Thurl Chenoweth and Wesley Chenoweth, both of Park-ersburg; one sister, Etta Wheeler of Parkersburg; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Carl Chenoweth; two brothers, Carl Chenoweth and David Chenoweth; and two grandsons.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/15/1996

ERMA FAYE CHENOWETH

Erma Faye Chenoweth, 88, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996, at Kent Quality Care Nursing Home, Kent, Ohio.

She was born in Webster Springs, a daughter of Robert and Jessie Barr Lamb.

She was a charter member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut. She enjoyed being a homemaker and growing flowers, fruits and vegetables. After moving to Windham, Ohio, she was a charter member of Windham Baptist Church where she served as a worker in the Baptist Women's Organization, and Sunday School and Vacation Bible school teacher. She served on several committees in the church and in Steel Valley Baptist Association. She formerly worked as a sales person in Karol Kay Dress Shop, Windham. She was a member of Senior Citizens Club and 50-plus Club of Windham, and belonged to the Senior Citizens group at Prospect House, Ravenna. She lived in Windham for 33 years and moved to Ravenna in August 1994.

Surviving are three sons, David R. of Ravenna, Denver, Jr., of Orange Park, Fla., and James of Superior, Ariz.; three daughters, Helen Hathaway of Akron, Kathryn Arnold of Superior and Sharon Smith of Ravenna; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Hamric of Glendon; and ex-husband, Denver Chenoweth of Nicut.

She was preceded in death by a son, Carl, who died while in the Air Force during WWII; grandsons, Roger Dale Chenoweth and Joe Hathaway; brothers, James, Earl and Fulton Lamb; and sister, Flossie Cook.

Services were held at Windham Baptist Church with Rev. J.W. Board officiating. Burial was in Windham Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

T. R. CHENOWETH

10/15/98

Thurl Ray "T.R." Chenoweth, 99, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Nicut, the son of the late David and Mary Jane Knotts Chenoweth. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College. During the early 1930s, he was construction superintendent for Rt. 16 in Clay County. In the late 1930s, he owned and operated an oil and gas trucking company, and in the early 1940s, he was co-owner of Litman Motor Freight. Later in the 1940s, he was owner of Chenoweth Wheeler Real Estate Agency. From 1950-1975, he was a cotton farmer in Pecos, Tex. Upon retirement in 1976, he and his wife returned to Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Parsons Chenoweth; one son, Robert Chenoweth of Mendham, N.J.; six grandchildren, Russell E. Jones of Washington, Mary Jane Jones of Parkersburg, Amy Bryant and Tracy Bickhaus, both of Frisco, Tex., and Whitney Chenoweth and Rachael Chenoweth, both of Mendham; six great-grandchildren, Brittany Bickhaus, Luke Bryant, Emily Bryant and Lauren Bickhaus, all of Frisco, and Kirsten Jones and Allison Jones, both of Washington; one brother, J. Wesley Chenoweth of Parkersburg; and one sister, Etta C. Wheeler of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Etta Chenoweth Jones; four brothers, Robert, Carl, David W. and Denver O. Chenoweth; and two infant brothers.

Services were held at Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. David Freshour officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ELLA G. CHEUVRONT

4/16/1998

Ella Gladys Cheuvront, 87, of Pittsburgh, died Friday, Apr. 10, 1998, at Pittsburgh Ohio Valley General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Edgar and Leona Richards Stallman. She worked at U.S. Ceramic Tile for 17 years. She was a member of Creston Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Lois Kay Weismantel of Aliquippa, Pa., and Leona Mae Horne of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Lillian Stallman of Charleston; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil L. Cheuvront; two sisters, Ula Garrison and Maude Stallman; and one brother, Howard Stallman.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Gene Hutton officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LONA CHEVALIER

4/29/1999

Lona B. Chevalier, 90, of Reedsville, died Saturday, Apr. 24, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Nobe, the daughter of the late James and Annie Radabaugh Murphy. She was a homemaker and a member of Reedsville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Lowell Chevalier of Reedsville, Zenith Chevalier of Belpre and Garrel Chevalier of Fredrickstown, Ohio; two daughters, Evelyn Spencer and Caryl Reed, both of Tuppers Plains, Ohio; one sister, Daisy Provance of Athens, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Chevalier; six brothers and two sisters.

Services were held at Reedsville U.M. Church, with Rev. Wendell Stutler officiating. Burial was in Reedsville Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/6/1995

HARRY CHURCH

Harry Church, 70, of Spencer, died Wednesday, June 28, 1995, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late George W. and Ila Ash Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Roadway Trucking Co., Cleveland.

Surviving are one daughter, Anita K. Church of Cleveland; two sons, John Church of Canton and George Church of Coshocton, Ohio; three brothers, Cecil Church of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jesse Church of Medina, Ohio, and George Church of Arnoldsburg; four sisters, Bessie Arden and Evelyn Church, both of Spencer, Edna Woodward of Mogadore, Ohio, and Shirley Davis of Lakewood, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one infant son; and one sister, Hazel Church.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Larry Haught officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/26/1995

ONIE CHURCH

Onie Church, 96, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 1995, at Americare-Arlington, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Nathan and Frena Starcher. She was a housekeeper and caretaker in Parkersburg, and was a member of Fairview Union Church, Orma.

Surviving are two brothers, Demmy Starcher of Roseville, Ohio, and Ferd Starcher of Horner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Church, in 1956.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in St. Paul Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - April 29, 1999

LONA CHEVALIER

Lona B. Chevalier, 90, of Reedsville, died Saturday, Apr. 24, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Nobe, the daughter of the late James and Annie Radabaugh Murphy. She was a homemaker and a member of Reedsville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Lowell Chevalier of Reedsville, Zenith Chevalier of Belpre and Garrel Chevalier of Fredrickstown, Ohio; two daughters, Evelyn Spencer and Caryl Reed, both of Tuppers Plains, Ohio; one sister, Daisy Provance of Athens, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Chevalier; six brothers and two sisters.

Services were held at Reedsville U.M. Church, with Rev. Wendell Stutler officiating. Burial was in Reedsville Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RETA CLARK

9/9/1999

Reta Clark, 63, of Barberton, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of Lemuel and Eva Propst Stemple. She was a resident of Barberton for 46 years and a member of Living Work Assembly Church, Barberton.

Surviving are her husband, Carson Clark; one son, Tim Clark; two daughters, Brenda S. Turner and Connie J. Scott; eight grandchildren; and three sisters, Mabel, Freda and Mae.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Hylton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/12/1995

BUDGE CLAYTON

Budge Clayton, 77, of Roseville, Calif., formerly of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 1994, in a Sacramento, Calif., hospital.

He was a son of Benjamin and Clara Clayton. He taught school in Calhoun County before moving to Cleveland, Ohio, where he retired from Cyril Bath Co. He then moved to Roseville where he resided until his death.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Atkinson of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Phyllis Seibert of Roseville; one brother, Steve Clayton of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one sister, Chlorene Bennett of Port Charlotte; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Mathers Clayton, in March 1991.

Services were held at East Lawn Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. Scott Finner officiating. Burial was in East Lawn, Sierra Hills, Roseville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - February 11, 1999

CHARLES C. CLENDENIN

Charles Clayton Clendenin, 83, of Orma, Calhoun County, died Feb. 9, 1999, in Beverly Health Care Center, Glasgow, after a short illness.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a native of Dunbar.

Surviving: caregiver, Vada Reip; several nieces and nephews.

There will be no service or visitation. Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

OLIVE L. CLINE

8/28/1997

Olive Laverne Cline, 92, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at The Willows.

She was born in Annamoriah, a daughter of the late Charles and Maude Bell Blankenship. She retired in 1967 from the former Broida Stone & Thomas department store. She was a member and primary Sunday School teacher at Broadway Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Kathryn Hopkins of Parkers-burg, Diana L. Harper of Vienna and Barbara Cornell of Waverly; four sons, R. Charles Cline, B. Ivan Cline and Larry B. Cline, all of Parkersburg, and William R. Cline of Columbia, S.C.; 26 grandchil-dren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Dawson Cline; one daughter, Mildred Hickman; one son, Forrest Paul Cline; and seven brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. William P. Snider and Rev. Robert Alfred officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/11/1996

HARRY W. COATES

Harry W. Coates, 59, of Columbia, S.C., formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Mar. 24, 1996, in Fort Gordon, Ga., after a short illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Sam and Ermel Webster Coates and lived most of his childhood years with his grandfather, Waitman T. Webster, in the White Pine area. He was a retired command sergeant major from the Army and veteran of Vietnam War. He was a Baptist, Mason, and member of VFW.

Surviving are three sons, Brent of Miami, Fla., Edward, stationed with the Air Force in San Antonio, Tex., and Steven of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; a brother, Alva Joe Coates of Ohio; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, with Rev. John Hoskins officiating. Burial was in White Pine Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 December 1999

LILLY G. COGAR

Lilly G. Cogar, 94, of Grantsville died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Tom and Rebecca Burrows Cogar. She was a former foster grandmother in the Calhoun County school system and was, a housekeeper for many families in Grantsville. She was a former employee of Calhoun General Hospital and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Service were scheduled Tuesday, 7 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/29/1996

GEORGIA J. COILE

Georgia J. Coile, 88, of Akron, Ohio died Monday, July 22, 1996. She was born in Orma, W.Va., the daughter of Walter Vincent and Mary Ellen Edgell.

She was a member of the Bethany Shrine No. 7 White Shrine of Jerusalem where she was past Worthy High Pirestess and a Bethany Shrine Patrol member. She was a member of the Ellestar O.E.S. East Akron Eagles Auxilliary No. 2301 and a member of Church of the Master United Methodist.

She is survived by sons, Donald of Wasaga Beach, Candad, and Ronald (Glenna) of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Catherine (David) Clark of the City of Green; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Coile.

Services were held at Schemesser Funeral Home Suburban South Chapel, with Pastor Bruce Batchelor-Glader officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/23/1995

BERNARD DALE COLE

Bernard Dale Cole, 43, of Big Springs, died Monday, Mar. 13, 1995, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Ohio, a son of Charlotte Cole of Waterloo, Ohio, and the late Clifford Cole. He was employed by Simmons Beautyrest Corp., Grove City, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Regena Cole; one daughter, Juanita Cole of Waterloo; one stepson, Timothy Tallhammer of Big Springs; one stepdaughter, Samantha Conley of Arnoldsburg; and three sisters, Dottie Nelson of Ironton, Ohio, Betsy Shields of Gary, Texas, and Jaunita Hatfield of Waterloo.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/20/1994

ERNEST D. COLLINS

Ernest D. Collins, 72, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1994, due to injuries received in an automobile accident on Rt. 47 in front of West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Alley G. and Pearl Holbert Collins. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 3947th Quartermaster Trucking Co. in Rhineland, Central Europe, Africa and, the Middle East. He was a 30-year resident of Parkersburg, and a member of Laborers Local 1085.

Surviving are four sons, Ernie Lee Collins of Big Springs, Ernest Dale Collins, Jr., Edward W. Collins, and Michael Collins, all of Parkersburg; two daughters, Kimberly Denise Freeland and Crystal Gayle Stevens, both of Parkersburg; one stepson, Genie Freed of Cleveland, one sister, Oleta Cunningham of Harrisville; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Collins; one sister; two brothers; and one granddaughter.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HARLEY COLLINS

4/8/1999

Harley R. Collins, 76, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Apr. 4, 1999, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Clay and Murell Holbert Collins. He was retired from Haught Drilling Co. and was a member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Monroe Collins; four sons, Kenneth Ray Collins and Michael Collins, both of Elizabeth, David Collins of Big Springs and Harley Paul Collins of Petroleum; one daughter, Linda Myer of Grantsville; one sister, Leota Cunningham of Harrisville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating, and burial in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HARRY B. COLLINS

1/23/1997

Harry B. Collins, 84, of Lockney, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Warder and Janie Minney Collins. He was a retired equipment operator and was a Baptist.

Surviving are one son, Richard D. Collins of Tanner; four daughters, Billie Moss of Belpre, Rosemary McKown of Ravens-wood, Judy Collins of Lockney and Regina Stealey of Little Hocking; one brother, Lyle Collins of Shrewsbury; one sister, Wilda Queen of Lockney; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tracy M. Collins; an infant daughter, Elizabeth Kathryn Collins; three sisters; and four brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Vance officiating. Burial was in Collins Com-munity Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/2/1995

HOLLY COLLINS

Holly Collins, 84, of Lockney, died Friday, Jan. 27, 1995, at Americare Nursing Home, Glenville, after an extended illness.

He was born in Lockney, a son of the late W. F. and Florence Minney Collins. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are one brother, Ores Collins of Lockney; one sister, Monnie Boggs of Stumptown; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, with Rev. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

NANCY JANE COLLINS

4/30/1998

Nancy Jane Collins, 94, of Coolville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Apr. 21, 1998, at Arcadia Nursing Home, Coolville.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Laurie Burrows Richards. She was a member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Delmas Collins of Coshocton, Ohio, Paul Collins of Big Springs, Darl Collins of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Ronnie Collins of Rome, Ohio; two daughters, Opal Ball of Rittman, Ohio, and Phillis Bunner of Washington; 27 grand-children; and 46 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Collins; six sisters; one brother; and one great-grandson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

NORMA COLLINS

8/26/1999

Norma L. Collins, 61, of Northfield, Ohio, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, after an eight-month fight against cancer.

She was the daughter of the late Marjorie L. Betts of Grantsville and was a 1955 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Surviving are her husband, Harley (Joe) Collins; two daughters, Kathy Rataj of Aurora, Ohio, and Cheryl Palatas of Boston Heights, Ohio; six grandchildren, Amanda, Kristen and Joey Palatas and Shaun, Ryan and Aaron Rataj; and one brother, Jack Betts.

Services were held at Walton Hills Church of Christ, Walton Hills, Ohio. Burial was in Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery, Northfield, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/1/1996

RODNEY V. COLLINS

Rodney V. Collins, 65, of Weston, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1995, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

He was born at Lockney, a son of the late O.A. and Ethel Rexroad Collins. He was a graduate of Normantown High School, Class of 1948, and attended Glenville State College. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran with the rank of master sergeant. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. with 35 years service where he was a senior repairman for Division III at Weston. He was a former member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, and a member of Broad Run Baptist Church, Jane Lew.

Surviving are his wife, Eva Yoak Collins; one son, Torey Yoak of Weston; and two sisters, Wanda C. Parsons of Parkersburg and Winnie Stalnaker of Letter Gap.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Velda Wade and Tansy Landers.

Services were held at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

SHANNON L. COLLINS

2/5/1998

Shannon Lea Collins, 22, of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, in Glenville.

She was born in Mesa, Ariz., a daughter of Michael E. Collins of Big Springs and Patricia Sims Mowrey of Creston. She attended Brooksville Elementary School, Big Bend, and was a 1993 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was in her third year at Glenville State College, majoring in early childhood education.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her stepfather, Thomas Mowrey of Creston; two sisters Sabrina Ann Collins of Glenville and Jennifer Lea Mowrey of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one brother, Daniel Mowrey of Salt Lake City, Utah; maternal grandmother, Betty Sims of Big Bend; maternal stepgrandmother, Frankie Mowrey of Creston; paternal grandmother, Yvonna Colins of Big Springs; and several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Eddie Collins; maternal grandfather, W. P. "June" Sims; and step grandfather, Phillip Mowrey.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WANOKA J. COLLINS

8/14/1997

Wanoka Jane Collins, 78, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at Americare-Arlington, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Frank and Effie L. Smith Morrison. She was a member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, Freed.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Rev. Manley O. Collins, Sr., of Big Springs; three sons, Manley O. Collins, Jr., of Parkersburg, Wendell Collins of Warren and David L. Collins of Christiansburg, Va.; two daughters, Darlene C. Scott of Stafford, Va., and Willa C. Hoskinson of Big Springs; two brothers, Jeptha Morrison of Parkersburg and J.P. Morrison of Five Forks; two sisters, Lorraine Haddox of Belleview and Lottie Morland of Parkersburg; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Deloris A. Cain; three brothers, Rosco Morrison, Blaine Morrison and Leonard Morrison; and one sister, Alba Yoak.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Roger Waybright officiating, and burial in Collins Family Cemetery, Coal Fork community, Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EARL CONLEY

4/1/1999

Earl D. Conley, 104, of Chloe, died Saturday, Mar. 27, 1999, at Roane General Hospital. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John S. and Martha Jarvis Conley. He was a member of Minnora United Methodist Church and Minnora IOOF Lodge. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are four sons, Shirley, Frank and Graves Conley, all of Chloe, and Earl Conley, Jr., of Orma; one daughter, Lelah Sergent of Henderson; and 27 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Conley in 1986; three sons, Vere, Dewey and Genole Conley; and three daughters, Nina Lawrence, Mary Hays and Wilma Conley.

Services were held at Minnora U.M. Church, with Rev. Glendon McKee, Rev. Tim Hickman and Rev. Roger Flesher officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/8/1996

FELICIA DAWN CONLEY

Felicia Dawn Conley, 8, of Chloe, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Kanawha County, a daughter of the late Franklin Duane Conley and Angela Jo Watkins. She was a third grade student at Minnora Elementary.

Surviving are her paternal grandparents, Franklin D. and Dorma Siers Conley of Chloe; maternal grandparents, Daris and Mary Long Watkins of Chloe; one half-brother, Timothy Tallharnmer of Grantsville; maternal great-grandparents, Buford and Mable Long of Duck; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Magdeline Watkins of Beckley; and paternal great-grandfather, Earl Conley of Chloe.

Joint services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/8/1996

FRANKLIN D. CONLEY

Franklin Duane Conley, 35, of Chloe, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of Franklin and Dorma Siers Conley of Chloe. He was a welder.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one son, Timothy Tallhammer of Grantsville, and paternal grandfather, Earl Conley of Chloe.

Joint services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/3/1996

GARY L. CONLEY

Gary Loudon Conley, 83, of Pt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Pt. Pleasant.

He was born in Uler, a son of the late Emory Otis and Carrie Conley. He was a graduate of Calhoun High School, Glenville State College and Marshall University. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Pt. Pleasant, Gideons International of Pt. Pleasant Camp, Greenbrier County Retired Teachers Association, W.Va. Educational Association and Minturn Lodge #19, AF&AM, of Pt. Pleasant. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of World War II. He was the first principal of Beech Hill Elementary School and Central Elementary School, Pt. Pleasant. He served as principal of Jodie Elementary, Gauley Bridge, East Rainelle Elementary, Greenbrier County, and White Sulphur Elementary School. He retired from teaching on June 30, 1976.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Anna Cook Conley; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Ellis E. and Julia Conley, and grand-sons, John E. Conley and David C. Conley, all of Buckhannon. Services were held at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Pt. Pleasant, with Rev. Steven E. Dorsey officiating. Burial was in Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Pt. Pleasant with Masonic graveside services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/13/1995

PATRICIA ANN CONLEY

Patricia Ann Conley, 49, of Chloe, died Thursday, July 6, 1995, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, Charleston, after an extended illness.

She was born in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Earl and Geneva Hope Hicks Blake. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband, Graves Conley; and three brothers, Bill Blake of Nitro, Jim Blake of Madison and Mike Helmick of Charleston.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOHN CONNELL

7/1/1999

John G. Connell, 82, of Glenville, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born in Georgia, the son of the late Henry S. and Texarcana Parrish Connell. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 11th Airborne Division. He was a retired employee of the City of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and was a member of Gilmer County Senior Citizens and Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth Connell of Glenville; three granddaughters, Donna LaSalata of Grantsville and Sherri Lyn Connell and Ronni Kim McCumbers, both of Glenville; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Michael Ford officiating. Burial was in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tanner.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 1999

HAZEL CONNOLLY

Hazel M. Connolly, 90, of Davisville, died Saturday, Apr. 17, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Edwin L. and Rettie Starcher Whytsell. She was a member of Davisville Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Roy E. Connolly; two sons, Ernert E. Kemmer of Parkersburg and Roy E. Connolly of Davisville; three daughters, Mary Ann Cunningham of Parkersburg, Wilda M. Davis of Sanford, Fla., and Janet L. Lamp of Waverly; three brothers, Randall, Woodrow and Victor Whytsell, all of Arnoldsburg; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth McCoy; two brothers, Charles and Dewey Whytsell; and one grandson, Richard D. Richards.

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

(Larry Heffner)


7/28/1994

MARY MAE CONNOLLY

Mary Mae Connolly, 74, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, July 20, 1994, at The Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Dennis Cronnin and Roxie Bauer Cronnin. She was employed by Diamond Department Store, and was a former clerk for Congressman Alan Mollohan.

Surviving are one daughter, Madonna Schoonover of Marietta; two sons, Alan Connolly of Parkersburg and Dennis Connolly of Hockingport; and three granddaughters, Holly Connolly of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ali Connolly of Parkersburg, and Maria Schoonover of Marietta.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gail Leroy Connolly; and one brother.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/30/1996

EDRA L. CONRAD

Edra L. Conrad, 72, of Grantsville, passed away Monday, May 13, 1996, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Richwood, a daughter of the late Shirley and Delma Marshall Smith. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Robert L. Conrad of Grantsville; one daughter, Nancy L. Baker of Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Bill Smith of Grantsville; and one sister, Jaunita Stewart of Crestview, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Harley Conrad, and one brother, James S. Smith.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 December 1999

EVELYN MARIE CONRAD

Evelyn Marie Conrad, 82, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at her daughter's residence.

She was born in Grantsville and resided in the Akron area for many years before retiring from Lakeshore Distributors in 1979 and returning to West Virginia.

Surviving are one son, Richard Conrad of Akron; ond daughter, Barbara Cramer of Suffield, Ohio; one sister, Betty Rowland of Muncie, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard M. Conrad, and one daughter, Jean Butler Webb.

Services were held at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Kenneth L. Frisbee officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/11/1996

SHELIA LYNN CONRAD

Shelia Lynn Moss Conrad, 42, of Longs, S.C., died Sunday, Mar. 31, 1996, at Grand Strand Regional Hospital, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of John and Lucy Miller Moss of Glenville. She was an employee of Myrtle Beach Condominium Management and was a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Robert Conrad; two daughters, Christina Conrad and Crystal Conrad, both of Longs; four sisters, Sue McKinney of Dansville, N.Y., Sharon Mencer of Glenville, Carol "Pat" Huston of Hundred and Robyn Johnson of Grantsville; and four brothers, Steven Moss, David Moss, Jeff Moss and John Moss, Jr., all of Glenville.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FREDDIE COON, JR.

8/12/1999

Freddie J. Coon, Jr., 75, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Fred and Etta Lee Husk Coon. He was a member of VFW Post 59 and FFA, and was a Baptist. He was a retired mechanic for Hertz Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Murlene Starcher Coon; one son, Charles Coon of Mt. Zion; four daughters, Beverly Wagner of South Point, Ohio, Norma Coon of Mt. Zion, Sandra Luskin of Parma, Ohio, and Sheila Hardbarger of Elizabeth; two brothers, John Coon of Easton, Pa., and Bernard Coon of Mt. Zion; four sisters, Edna Dennis of Adair, Okla., Alice Metzel of Lafayette, Ohio, Ettie Coon of Cleveland and Daisy Donato of Mansfield, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Freddie Dean Coon, Jr.; two brothers, Gifford Coon and Holly Lee Coon; and one sister, Nancy McKown.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial was in Coon Cemetery, Kerby Ridge.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BERNIE COOPER

10/7/1999

Bernie R. Cooper, 87, of Vienna, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late Delbert John and Jessie Myrtle Calhoun Cooper.

He was superintendent of Vaughts Chapel United Methodist Church, Leachtown. He was formerly employed by B&O Railroad, and retired after 41 years with American Viscose Corp., and after 18 years with Vaughan Funeral Home.

Surviving are two sons, Franklin L. Cooper, Sr., of Mineral Wells and Clarence E. Cooper of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter, Sharon R. Terrell of Sommerville, N.C.; one step-daughter, Doris K. Dean of Vienna; one sister, Irene Johnson of Grantsville; two brothers, Harold Cooper of Newark, Ohio, and Ritchie Cooper of Elizabeth; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and special friends and caregivers, Jan and Gene Chadock.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucy E. Barnett Cooper, in 1968; his second wife, Anna Mildred Vanscoy Cooper, in 1997; and one brother, Rolla P. Cooper.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Thomas Deane and Rev. Nancy Hamm officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/15/1994

EDNA COOPER

Edna Cooper, 90, of Spencer, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 1994, at Roane General Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, a daughter of the late Joseph Edwin Sr. and Lida Evelyn Kirby Starcher. She was a homemaker. She was a Methodist and a charter member of Reedyville Homemakers Club, Spencer.

Surviving are one son, Edwin Cooper of Cardington, Ohio; three grandchildren; Kenneth Lee Cooper of Columbus, Roy Edwin Cooper and Susan Dawn Cooper, both of Cardington; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy James Cooper, in 1978; six sisters, Eva Cain, Julia Cooper Tucker, Lula Thomas, Lona Bower, Berniece Smith and Nettie Slider; and four brothers, Thurman Starcher, Frederick Starcher, Wesley Starcher and Edwin Starcher. Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Corley Miller officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/21/1996

GENEVIEVE COOPER

Genevieve Cooper, 67, of Chloe, Calhoun County, died Sunday, March 17, 1996, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was born in Clay County, a daughter of the late William G. and Millie Deal Arnold. She was a member of the Mud Fork Union Church, Chloe.

Surviving are her husband, Brooks Cooper; one son, Robert Cooper of Chloe; one daughter, Vicky Bolyard of Charleston; one brother, the Rev. Darius Arnold of Nebo; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JESSE COOPER

4/24/1997

Jesse Cooper, 76, of Cross Lanes, died Friday, April 18, 1997, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Zanus and Maude Burrows Cooper. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired as a construction supervisor with C&P Telephone with 34 years of service. He was an elder in South Charleston Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Blondena Cooper; one foster son, John Michael Smith of Charleston; two sisters, Mary Vought of Charleston and Dorcus Smith of Vienna.

Services were held at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Rev. Louis Watts and Larry Potts officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/6/1994

MINNIE COOPER

Minnie Cooper, 71, of Canton, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 1994, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Grantsville, daughter of the late William and Lula Adams Slider. She lived most of her life in the Canton Area and retired from Bowman Pharmaceutical Co. in 1986 and was a former employee of Mills Motel. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph E. Cooper of the home, to whom she was married 51 years, Sept. 27, 1994; two daughters and sons-in law, Betty and Kenneth Jones of Akron and Patty and Robert Flowers of Canton; one son and daughter-in-law, Delmas and Barbara Cooper of Canton; two sisters, Virgie Duskey and Harriet Sturms, both of West Virginia; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Connie Nichols, Jan. 1994, and Jeri Fleisher, April 1994.

Services were held at Reed Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Stan Kasuba officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made in her name to Aultman Hospice, 4510 Dressler N.W., Canton, OH 44718.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/24/1994

RALPH E. COOPER

Ralph E. Cooper, 78, of Canton, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1994, at Massillon Community Hospital, Ohio, following a brief illness.

He was born in Fairmont, a son of the late Delbert and Bessie Nichols Cooper. He lived the greater portion of his life in the Canton area and was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U. S. Army. He retired in 1978 from Timken Co. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Kenneth Jones of Akron and Patty and Robert Flowers of Canton; a son and daughter-in-law, Delmas and Barbara Cooper of Canton; sons-in-law, Paul Nichols and David Fleischer of Canton; four sisters, Juanita Drake, Faye Morrison and Carol Bower, all of Canton, and Gayle Starcher of Grantsville; and one brother, Dale Cooper of Grantsville; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Minnie Cooper, Oct. 2, 1994; and two daughters, Connie Nichols, Jan 1994, and Jeri Fleischer, April 1994.

Services were held at Reed Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Stan Kasuba officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens, Canton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/4/1996

ROXIE A. COOPER

Roxie A. Cooper, 84, of Chloe, died Friday, June 28, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Euclid, a daughter of the late Harrison and Viola Weekley Siers. She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Methodist Church, Chloe.

Surviving are one daughter, Dollie J. Cooper of Washington; two sons, Thomas J. Cooper and Glen W. Sears, both of Chloe; three sisters, Thelma Uchlyter and Evelyn Bailey, both of Parkersburg, and Orva Parsons of Minnora; two brothers, Habred Siers and Darrell Sears, both of Chloe; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arno Cooper, one son, Addis Cooper, one brother, and one sister.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/13/1995

WILBUR M. COOPER

Wilbur M. Cooper, 79, of Vienna and Palestine, died Tuesday, April 4, 1995, in the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Zanis O. and Maude Burrows Cooper. He was a Wirt County High School graduate, and attended Morris Harvey College. He had retired from Union Carbide as a furnace operator with more than 26 years of service, and had been employed by Mountain State Steel for 14 years. He was a lifelong resident of Wirt and Wood Counties and an active 25-year member of the Owl Club. He was a member of 36th Street Church of Christ in Vienna, and attended Elizabeth Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Myrtle G. Sheppard Cooper; one son, Harold Gene Cooper of Mineral Wells; two daughters, Deloris Ann O'Dell of Vienna and Janet Sue Burnfield of Vincent; one brother, Jesse Cooper of Charleston; two sisters, Dorcas Smith of Vienna and Mary Vaught of Charleston; two half-sisters, Kate Huffman of Vienna, and Gladys Kirk of Belpre; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, William Cooper, Everett Cooper and Lori Cooper; one sister, Flora Pierson; and one stepgrandson.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Evangelist Tom D. Butterfield, Evangelist Ronald D. Laughery and Evangelist Eugene Conger officiating. Burial was in Sayre Cemetery, Palestine.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/27/1994

WILLIAM O. COOPER

William O. Cooper, 84, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1994, at Americare Health Care Center, Dunbar, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Zanis O. and Maude Burrows Cooper. He was retired from Mountain State Steel and was a former nightwatchman at Ravens Metal Products of Elizabeth. He was a member of Wirt County Farm Bureau for many years. He was a longtime member of Elizabeth Church of Christ and a lifelong resident of Wirt County.

Surviving are three daughters, Martha Lee Seckel and Helen L. Dennison, both of Bucyrus, Ohio, and Lucille Fierbaugh of Dunbar; two brothers, Jesse Cooper of Charleston and Wilbur Cooper of Vienna; two sisters, Dorcas Smith of Vienna and Mary Vaught of Charleston; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary Elizabeth Davis Cooper, in 1990; two brothers, Loria Cooper and Everett Cooper; one sister Flora Pearson; and two grandsons, Robert William Seckel and Gary Lee Fierbaugh.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with evangelist Eugene L. Conger officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/27/1994

ELLADENE POLING COPEN

Elladene Poling Copen, 68, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sunday, Jan. 16, 1994, after a long illness. She was the daughter of Erma C. Poling of Barberton, Ohio, and the late Waitman C. Poling. She lived 38 years in Phoenix and attended Congregational, United Church of Christ.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, William (Bill) Copen, of Phoenix; three sons, James and Mark of California and David of Arkansas; a sister, Edith Boatright of Arizona; and two brothers, Glenn C. and Darl Poling of Barberton. Funeral services were held in Arizona.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 January 2000

HAROLD "Butch" CORDER

Harold "Butch" Corder, 57, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999.

He was born in Spencer, the son of Erma Anderson Corder Kiplinger and the late Victor Corder. He was a resident of Manchester, Ohio, most of his life. He retired from Ohio Edison and attended Temple Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Barbara Corder; one sister, Carole Bowers of North Canton, Ohio; one brother, Charles Corder of Manchester, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Doyle Corder.

Services were held at Temple Baptist Church, Green, Ohio. Burial was in Manchester Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Charleston Gazette" - Oct. 5, 1998

ADA BELLE COTTRELL

Ada Belle Cottrell, 87, of Spencer died Oct. 4, 1998, at home.

She was a homemaker and attended Spencer Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: daughters, Hazel Gandee of Spencer, Mary Nichols of Hartville, Ohio, Brenda Dorsey of Littleton, Linda Liss of Dunbar; sons, the Rev. Hershel L. Cottrell of Weston, Lowell Cottrell of Spencer; sisters, Ina Smith of Spencer, Emma Jarvis of Frametown, May Jarvis of Pennsylvania; brothers, Tella G. Duffield and Oakley Duffield, both of Duck; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Ron Buckalew officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Cemetery, Oka, Calhoun County. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Roane County Library, Parking Plaza, Spencer, WV 25276.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CLARENCE COTTRELL

9/2/1999

Clarence Cottrell, 84, of Crummies Creek, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William R. and Tilda Marks Cottrell.

Surviving are his wife, Wavaline Hardway Cottrell; two sons, Thomas Hardway and Jerry L. Cottrell, both of Sand Ridge; three daughters, Julie Lamp of Big Springs, Marilyn McKenney of Summersville and Cathy Lamp of Grantsville; three step-sons, David Sagle and Ronnie P. Sagle, both of Waverly, and Billy Hardway of California; four brothers, Ernest Cottrell of Little Hocking, Ohio, Cecil Cottrell of Reedy, and Guy Cottrell and Shirley Cottrell, both of Indiana; and three sisters, Aella Roupe of Chloe, Goldie Rush of Minnora and Effie Mae Wallbrown of Sand Ridge.

He was preceded in death by one son, Stanley Cottrell.

Graveside services were held at Cottrell Family Cemetery, Crummies Creek, near the family residence, with Rev. Allen Smith officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 November 1999

GRETA COTTRELL

Greta A. Cottrell, 70, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Harry and Jessie Hunt Eisman. She was a member of Pine Twist Baptist Church and was the last member of the Eisman family.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, John W. Cottrell, Sr.; two sons, Brad Cottrell of Petroleum and Hal Cottrell of Offutt, Neb.; one daughter, Alice Kent of Sandyville; one half-brother, Dale King of Gransville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, John Cottrell, Jr.; one granddaughter, Teressa Cottrell; and three brothers, Ivan, Bob, and Williard Eisman.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, with Rev. Gladson Grim officiating. Burial was in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/11/1996

HANCLE J. COTTRELL

Hancle Junior Cottrell, 55, of Spencer, died Jan. 2, 1996, at the Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division, after an extended illness.

He was born in Beech, Calhoun County, a son of the late Roscoe Thurman and Nellie Marie Finchman Cottrell. He was a laborer.

Surviving are one son, Larry Dean Cottrell of Staats Mill; two daughters, Loretta Kay Welch of Gandeeville and Brenda Fauber of Looneyville; five brothers, Claudie Cottrell of Elyria, Ohio, Arlie Cottrell, Spencer Cottrell and Holly Cottrell, all of Spencer, and Lenard Cottrell of Looneyville; five sisters, Nickie Cottrell of Cleveland, Rosalee Goodrich and Frances Anderson, both of Spencer, Helen Moss of Bedford, Ohio, and Mary Lou Clemons of Normantown; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Cottrell and Pat Cottrell; and two sister, Louise Toth and Gafle Cottrell.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

JAMES COTTRELL

James Cottrell, 87, of College Road, Syracuse, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 15, 1995, in St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, son of the late William and Lucy Carr Cottrell. He was a retired carperter, and he attended the Nazarene Church, Syracuse.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Monnie Flo Vannoy Cottrell; two sisters; and one brother.

Services are scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, Ohio, with Rev. Lemar O'Bryant officiating, and burial will be in Grave Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 December 1999

OPAL COTTRELL

Opal G. Cottrell, 71, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at Roane General Hospital.

She was bom in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dallas and Amy Brannon Hicks. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband, Paris A. Cottrell; one daughter, Norma Schartiger of Arnoldsburg; two sons, Roger Cottrell of Belva and Clinton Cottrell of Chloe; five sisters; two brothers; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

Graveside services were held at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 1999

REX COTTRELL

Rex Cottrell, 69, of Marion, Ind., died Saturday, Apr. 17, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William and Tilda Marks Cottrell. He lived in Marion for several years before retiring from GenCorp with 25 years of service in 1990 and returning to West Virginia. He went back to Marion in August, 1998. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and attended Orma Methodist Church.

Surviving are his, wife of 43 years, Kathelene "Kay" Mace Cottrell; two sons, Steven Cottrell and Tom Cottrell, both of Marion; two daughters, Deborah Cottrell of Marion and Bunny Moore of Sweetser, Ind.; five brothers, Clarence Cottrell of Sand Ridge, Earnest Cottrell of Little Hocking, Ohio, Cecil Cottrell of Reedy and Guy Cottrell and Shirley Cottrell, both of North Grove, Ind.; three sisters, Zella Rush-Rupp and Goldie Rush, both of Minnora; and Mae Wallbrown of Sand Ridge; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Rick Cottrell.

Services were held in North Chapel, Marion, with Rev. Kenneth Sandefur officiating. Burial was in Grant Memorial Park, Marion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/8/1994

RONZEL COTTRELL

Ronzel Cottrell, 84, of Grantsville, formerly of the Arnoldsburg area, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Crummies Creek, a son of the late Jack and Lonie Cottrell. He was a former construction worker.

Surviving are his wife, Roxie Metz Cottrell of Grantsville; nine daughters, Velma Parsons of Canton, Ohio, Olena Doolittle of Windom, Ohio, Laura Cottrill of Warren, Ohio, Jean Smith of Barberton, Ohio, Clara McCullough of Sand Fork, Reva Sturm of Mt. Zion, Jeri Cooper of Dennison, Ellen McCune of Normantown and Evelyn Cottrell of Weston; three sons, Jack Cottrell of Nebo; a sister, Gladys Jones of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Emory Cottrell of Grantsville and Glen Cottrell of Stumptown; 32 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Cottrell and Rosie Cottrell; and three brothers, Ray Cottrell, Ferrell Cottrell and Clyde Cottrell.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000

ROXIE COTTRELL

Roxie A. COTTRELL, 79, of Nebo, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at her home.

She was born in Nicholas County, the daughter of the late Wesley and Pricey Starcher Metz. She was a member of Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo.

Surviving are nine daughters, Velma Parsons of Canton, Ohio, Olena Doolitle of Garretsville, Ohio, Lora Cottrell of Warren, Ohio, Jean Smith of Barberton, Ohio, Clara McCullough of Sand Fork, Reva Sturms of Creston, Jeri Roten of Salesville, Ohio, Ellen McCune of Glenville and Evelyn Cottrell of Weston; three sons, Jack D. Cottrell of Mt. Zion, Alfred Cottrell of Stow, Ohio, and Bobby Cottrell of Nebo; two sisters, Mable Campbell of Mt. Zion and Betty Sidwell of Grantsville; two brothers, Clyde Metz of Arnoldsburg and Raymond Metz of Big Bend; 33 grandchildren; and 24 great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ranzle Cottrell; two sons; and two daughters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SHERMAN COTTRELL

5/22/1997

Sherman Cottrell, 86, of Rivesville, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Wishing Well Health Center, Fairmont.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late William Thomas and Eda Jane Schoolcraft Cottrell.

He was a retired carpenter and worked for George Morris Contracting, Fairmont. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are four sons, Orville Charles Cottrell of Leavitts-burg, Ohio, Kenneth Cottrell of Grafton, Stanley Cottrell of Rivesville, Robinson Run, and Leo Cottrell of Fairmont; one daughter, Betty Jean Snyder of Rivesville, Robinson Run; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by is wife, Eula Virginia Vanhorn Cottrell, Jan. 19, 1993; and 13 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Domico Funeral Home, Curry Chapel, Fairview, with Evangelist Michael Reese officiating. Burial was in Tennant Cemetery, Robinson Run.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

STELLA A. COTTRELL

5/15/1997

Stella A. Cottrell, 96, of Zanesville, Ohio, formerly of Orma, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John and Melinda Lahue Cottrell. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are three sons, Arlen Cottrell of Buffalo, Ind., Roy Cottrell of Headlee, Ind. and Oran Duffy Cottrell of North Judson, Ind.; three daughters, Gelia "Jill" Cottrell of Zanesville, Viola Helmic of Orma and Alma Alvreta Frazier of North Judson; one sister, Phoebe Parsons of Orma; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jackson Cottrell; three sons, Leo Cottrell, Ottice Cottrell and George Cottrell; three daughters, Edith Price, Virginia Cottrell and Letha Dunlap; one brother, Noah Cottrell; two sisters, Ada McCumbers and Sarah Schoolcraft; and three half brothers, George Metz, Bill Metz and Oakie Metz.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 October 1999

TONY COTTRELL

Tony Cottrell, 50, of Scenic Hills, Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Lawrence and Cleo Cottrell Lawson of Elizabeth. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed by Westfield Insurance Co. He was a member of River City Runners Club and taught aerobics at YMCA, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Lou Ann Milliman Cottrell; one son, Todd Cottrell of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Shannon Cottrell of Parkersburg; two grandchildren, Cody and Amber Cottrell of Mineral Wells; and two brothers, Russell Cottrell and Rondal Lawson, both of Elizabeth.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Valery Johnson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be made to River City Runners Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 4496, Parkersburg, W 26104.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/15/1996

WILLIAM R. COTTRELL

William Ray Cottrell, 79, of Spencer, died Friday, Aug. 9, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Oka, a son of the late William H. "Willie" and Cora Angus Truman Cottrell. He was a retired mechanic for W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was formerly employed by several Spencer area auto dealerships. He was a member of Minnora Lodge No. 246 IOOF.

Surviving are his wife, Orpha Brannon Cottrell; one son, Kenneth L. Cottrell of Spencer; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BLANCHARD COTTRILL

5/20/1999

Blanchard D. Cottrill, 72, of Chloe, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at his home.

He was born in Webster County, the son of the late Aristotal and Martha Lambert Cottrill. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 21 years of service and was a veteran of Vietnam. He was also retired from Kern County Water System, Bakersfield, Calif.

Surviving are his wife, Eula G. Cottrill; five daughters, Barbara Hamrick of Gassaway, Carolyn Stafford of Walkersville, Gladys McLain of Pompano Beach, Fla., Sheila Hamett of Bakers-field and Debra Soloman of Grantsville; three step-sons, Michael, Bob and Bill Carpenter, all of Painesville, Ohio; three step-daughters, Brenda Radcliff of Chloe, Kathy Zenkert of Washington and Kimberly Jewel of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Granville Cottrill of Ohio and Matthew Cottrill of Virginia; three sisters, Mary Ellen Underwood, Wanda Shaver and Marie Klaproth, all of Summersville; one half-sister, Marlene Evans of Little Burch; one half-brother, Marvin Cottrill of Virginia; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

CARLOS ODELL COTTRILL

11/26/1998

Carlos Odell Cottrill, 85, of Rosedale, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

He was born Gilmer County, the son of the late Henry and Margaret Shoals Cottrill.

He was a timberman and a member of Frozen Run Baptist Church, Shock.

Surviving are two sons, Edward E. Cottrill and Bronzel J. Cottrill, both of Rosedale; one sister, Belle McCumbers of Glenville; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Cottrill, in 1992, and four sons.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/29/1995

MONA COOK COTTRILL

Mona Cook Cottrill, 84, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, June 20, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, after a sudden illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Cary J. and Lotie Whipkey McCartney. She attended Calhoun County schools. She was a homemaker and attended Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Carl F. Cook of Boaz, Charles R. Cook of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Cecil F. Cook of Belpre; one stepson, Homer "Bud" Cook of Marietta; one stepdaughter, Annabelle Coss of Marietta; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grand-children; several step-grandchildren; one brother, Carl McCartney of Parkersburg; and four sisters, Goldie Campbell, Mildred Battin, Ruby Grogan and Freda Keeper, all of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer E. Cook, in 1960; her second husband, Andrew Cottrill; two brothers, Judson McCartney and Clarence "Jake" McCartney; and two sisters, Mary Dunlap and Monie Queen.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Brian Harrell officiating. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2000

ZELLA COTTRILL

Zella Cottrill, 66, of Shock, died Thursday, Mar. 2, 2000, in Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Cecil and Myrtle Tanner Dickey. She was a homemaker and had been of the Christian faith for 35 years.

Surviving are her husband, Glenn Cottrill; two sons, Craig Cottrill of Martinsburg and Ronald Cottrill of Tacoma, Wash.; one daughter, Crystal Adamson of Windham, Ohio; three brothers, Joe Dickey of Newton Falls, Ohio, Dalton Dickey of Southington, Ohio, and Gary Dickey of Warren, Ohio; four sisters, Pauline Norman and Garnet Wagner, both of Garrettsville, Ohio, Helen Tucker of Fairmont and Maureen Davies of Woodbine, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/03/1994

ALICE EMMA COVILL

Alice Emma Covill, 75, of Branblewood Village, Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 1994, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division after an extended illness.

She was born in Long Island, N.Y., and was a former teacher for eight years in Pinellas County, Fla., school system. She was a member of Long Island Chapter of Order of Eastern Star and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Donald Covill of Glenville; one sister, Helen Hays of Flushing, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. Covill; one daughter, Grace Covill; and one brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Glessner officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 March 2000

MICHAL COWAN

Michal A. Cowan, 51, of Big Springs, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Oakland Veterans Administration Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of George Cowan, Jr., of Massillon, Ohio, and Viola Rich of Canton, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1968-70, and a former employee of B.F. Goodrich Co., Grantsville. He was a certified welder and an enployee with the Town of Harrisville with 18 years of service.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Patricia Cowan; one son, Michal Cowan, Jr., of Big Springs; three brothers, George Cowan and Clifford Cowan, both of Massillon, and Raymond Cowan of Aiken, S.C.; two sisters, Dorthy Hazel and Sandy Gordon, both of Massillon; his step-mother, Thelma Cowan of Massillon; his step- father, Dominick Rich of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Smithville Baptist Church, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating. Burial was in Westfall Cemetery, Smithville.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

FAE STARCHER COX

12/17/1998

Fae Starcher Cox, 89, of Millstone, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at her home.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, a daughter of the late James Y. and Myrtle Westfall Starcher. She taught school in Calhoun County for 34 years, the last 20 as first grade teacher at Arnoldsburg Elementary before retiring in 1972. She also taught in various one and two-room schools. She received an A.B. degree from Glenville State College and M.A. degree in elementary education from West Virginia University.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Order of Eastern Star, Retired Teachers Association, Calhoun Historical Society, Arnoldsburg Extension Homemakers, and First Baptist Church, Grantsville, where she attended Fell Kennedy Sunday School Class, and a charter member of Phoebe Cunningham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. He enjoyed quilting, arts and crafts, and was a former Folk Festival Belle.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Carl W. and Loretta Pernel Cox of Millstone; one daughter, Louise L. Cox of Silver Springs, Md.; two brothers, Eugene Starcher of Poca and Charles Knotts of Bickmore; and two grandchildren, Carl W. Cox II of Washington, D.C., and Lois Cox of Cleves, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Cox; one sister, Mattie, and one brother, Seldon.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Bob Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LORA MAE COX

9/9/1999

Lora Mae Cox, 65, of Davisville, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Harrisville, the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Marcia Simmons Laird. She was a graduate of Harrisville High School and a member of Murphytown United Methodist Church, where she was active in United Methodist Women.

Surviving are four daughters, Mary Ann Testerman of Delbarton, Carolyn Cox of Martinsburg, Judy Prusack of Grantsville and Sandie Cox of Hershey, Pa.; two brothers, Robert Laird of Harrisville and James L. Simmons of Paden City; two sisters, Patricia Ivey of Portland, Ore., and Peggy Wilson of Rome, N.Y.; and one grandson, Dwayne.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Sue Denning officiating, and burial in Cheveauxdefrise Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1319 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV 25301.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BENJAMIN CRADDOCK

1/23/1997

Benjamin Averil Craddock, 75, of Creston, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Roane County, a son of the late James and Rosie Slider Craddock. He was a farmer and a member of Bryner Chapel United Methodist Church near Mt. Zion.

Surviving are two sisters, Pauline Hamblin and Bessie Craddock, both of Creston.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating.

Burial was in Slider Cemetery near Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ELLEN CRADDOCK

4/9/1998

Ellen Craddock, 92, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Mar. 31, 1998, at home, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Celia Yeager Slider. She was a retired elementary school teacher and was a homemaker. She was a member of Arnoldsburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Hope Roberts of Vienna and Linda Worthington of Creston; six sons, Leo Craddock of Palm Bay, Fla., Harold Craddock of Grantsville, Doyale Craddock, Ronald Craddock and Homer Craddock, all of Rittman, Ohio, and Larry Craddock of Newton; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glover Craddock; one son, Gale Craddock; and one granddaughter.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SAMUEL CRADDOCK

2/13/1997

Samuel Nelson Craddock, 76, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born in Glenville, a son of the late Atty. and Mrs. Bantz W. Craddock. He received a degree of juris doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi and Howard-Rogers Legal Society.

After retiring as an agent from Dept. of Justice, FBI, he was employed by Dept. of Health and Human Resources, Louisiana. He was a member of University Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, and Wyandotte, Mich., Masonic Lodge and American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Faustine Stump Craddock, formerly of Arnoldsburg; two sons, Dr. Samuel N. Craddock, Jr., Nashville, Tenn., and Jefferson Stump Craddock, Saudi Arabia; two daughters, Sarah C. Morrison, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Faustine Jo Craddock-Green, Baton Rouge; and two grandsons and two granddaughters.

Services were conducted at Rabenhorst Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. George Hailes officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/4/1996

FLOYD O. CRAFT

Floyd Okey Craft, 57, of Orma, died Wednesday, Mar. 27, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Alonzo Edward and Iva Bell Hackney Craft. He was a former employee of Kanawha County Courthouse and West Virginia Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are four sons, Conney White, Kenna Larch and Arnold Craft, all of Spencer, and Russell Craft of Left Hand; six daughters, Linda Williams of St. Marys, Potenia Carpenter of Spencer, Debra Blackwell of Louisa, Ken., Macel Given of Amma, Paul Craft of Strasburg, Va., and Deloris Haynes of Spencer; one sister, Lessie Atwell of Troy, Ala.; and 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Melvin F. Craft; and three sisters, Sylvia Craft, Ruby Harper and Clara Stanley.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Charles Davis officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Walton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BERLIN CRAWFORD

9/18/1997

Berlin Crawford, 87, of Evans, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, a son of the late John and Maggie Wood Crawford. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Signal Corps. He was a retired manager of NAPA, Ripley, and was a former manager of Kroger Co., Ripley, Clendenin, Spencer, Logan and Charleston. He was a member of American Legion Post 107, Ripley, and Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 32. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Garnet Eileen Tanner Crawford of Evans; one son, James Dee "J.D." Crawford of Evans; two brothers, Earl Crawford of Grantsville and Don Crawford of Barberton, Ohio; three sisters, Edra Hoskins of Magadore, Ohio, Beatrice Shaffer of Millstone and Tressie Church of Arnoldsburg; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Rev. Mike Norris officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EARL CRAWFORD

1/29/1998

Earl Crawford, 93, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late John and Maggie Wood Crawford. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had worked as an electrician, plumber, woodcrafter and helped build roads in Calhoun County. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville. He enjoyed sharpening saws and repairing clocks and watches.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Miller Crawford of Grantsville, two daughters, Earlene Thomas of Chloe and Barbara Whipkey of Mt. Zion; one son, Bernard Cooper of Eagle, Colo.; three sisters, Bea Shaffer of Millstone, Tressie Church of Arnoldsburg and Edra Hoskins of Magadore; one brother Don Crawford of Barberton; and 10 grandchildren.

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

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Hur Cemetery near Mt. Zion with military rites by Disabled American Veterans Chapter 32 of Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/30/1994

MARVIN B. CRAWFORD

Marvin B. Crawford, 88, of Brookhaven, died Tuesday, June 28, 1994, at Sundale Nursing Care. He was born July 28, 1905, in Grantsville, a son of the late Stephen Leslie and Hattie Poling Crawford. He had been a long time member of Rush Run Baptist Church. He was a glass cutter for Mississippi Glass Co., Morgantown, and Pressed Prism Plate Glass Co., Sabraton. He worked in Ohio and retired from Weather Tight Glass Co. in 1974. He was a member of Teamsters Union.

He is survived by a son, Virgil L. Crawford of Youngstown, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Fredrick (Betty) Brothers of Leland, N.C., and Mr. Robert (Anna Belle) De Antonio of Morgantown; two brothers, Veon and Harold Crawford, both of Parkersburg; three sisters, Merle Huber and Juanita Cheuvront, both of Parkersburg, and Evadeen Sellers of Kennewick, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Merle Bailey Crawford, April 10, 1990; a daughter, Lucille Grace DeMoss; two brothers; and one sister.

Services will be held at Hastings Funeral Home on Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Nicholson Chapel Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

OLIVE CRAWFORD

1/23/1997

Olive E. Crawford, 82, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late S.S. and Frances Betts Stevens. She was a former employee of Strader Dept. Store, Dalton's Store, and Ben Franklin. She was a member of Hardman Chapel Church.

Surviving are one stepdaughter, Ellodene Kellar of Brohard; one stepson, Charles Crawford of Grantsville; and one brother, Delbert Stevens of Cleveland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Crawford; and two stepdaughters, Phyllis Stevens and Eloise Sharder.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/22/1994

REV. NOBLE L. CREW

He was born in Reedy, a son of the late Delbert L. and Virginia M. Vandal Crew. He was a 1938 graduate of Wirt County High School, attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and Glenville State College. He graduated from West Liberty in 1951 with a bachelor of arts degree in education, and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Georgia. He serviced the Methodist Protestant Church and later the United Methodist Annual Conference of West Virginia for 42-1/2 years. His ministerial service began at Richardsonville Charge in Calhoun County, and encompassed 58 separate churches throughout the state, including Knotts Memorial Methodist Church, Grantsville. He was the first minister to serve the combined First United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist Church of Pennsboro, which he served for seven years and was later voted pastor emeritus for life by both churches. He retired in 1981, last serving Aldersgate-Hope United Methodist Church, Wheeling.

After retirement he was involved in many fraternal and community organizations, including Harmony Lodge 59 AF&AM, O'Dell S. Long Chapter 25, RAM, where he served as past high priest, Pennsboro Commandary 20, Knights Templar, where he was past prelate and past commander, and Order of Eastern Star, Chap. 26, all of Pennsboro, and Ritchie County Ministerial Association. He was a member and past president of Ritchie Co. Commission on Aging and Pennsboro Senior Citizens. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church of Pennsboro.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Pearl Tippens Crew; one brother, Denver E. Crew of Vienna; and one sister, Christine Tucker of Akron, Ohio.

Services are scheduled Thursday, 1 p.m., at McCollough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Kermit Poling officiating. Burial well be in Merrill's Chapel Cemetery, near Elizabeth, with rites by Harmony Lodge 59.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

AMY PEARL CRISS

8/21/1997

Amy Pearl Criss, 78, of Vienna, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Rubin and Margaret Conley Richards. She was employed at Wood County Health Dept. as a home health aide and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Bill Criss of St. Marys, Rick Criss of Parkersburg and Dan Criss of Titusville, Fla.; three daughters, Patty Bennett of Marietta, Linda Tramell of Tallahassee, Fla., and Nancy Criss of Vienna; three sisters, Peg Layfield of Cairo, Leota Richards of Cleveland and Estee Givens of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one infant son, Randall Criss; one infant daughter, Karen Criss; and one sister, Lillie Mae Lindquist.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Nathan Williams officiating, and burial in Criss and Bowers Cemetery, Brooksville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ORMA CRISS

8/21/1997

Orma Criss, 84, of Portland, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 1997, at Rock Springs Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy, Ohio.

She was born in Orma, a daughter of the late Jim and Alice Butler Siers. She was a homemaker and a member of Massillon Baptist Temple, Massillon, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Criss; one daughter, Wanda Daily of Portland; one son, David Criss of Maumee, Ohio; four sisters, Nelsie Parsons of Grove City, Ohio, Hazel Kreighbaum of Akron, Verba King of Chloe and Nell Jarvis of Spencer; three brothers, Sherwood Siers of Fayetteville, Ray Siers of Chloe and Shirley Siers of Charleston; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Brown.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SYLVIA CRISS

4/8/1999

Sylvia G. Criss, 86, of Vienna, died Saturday, Apr. 3, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born in Munday, the daughter of the late Aaron and Mahalia Wyers Phillips. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, William O. Criss, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Goldie Boice and Anna Halbert, and one brother, John Phillips.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jay Hubbard officiating and burial in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WOODROW W. CRISS

12/17/1998

Woodrow W. Criss, 83, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Samuel M. and Bertha Nelson Criss. He was a former oilfield worker and member of VFW Post #5959, Grantsville. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Linda Kerby Criss of Grantsville; three sons, Bill Criss of St. Marys, Richard Criss of Parkersburg and Danny Criss of Titusville, Fla.; three daughters, Patty Sue Bennett of Marietta, Ohio, Linda Tramell of Tallahassee, Fla., and Nancy Ann Criss of Vienna; two brothers, Bill Criss and Raymond Criss, both of Vienna; one sister, Imogene White of Parkersburg and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Amy Pearl Richards Criss; one son, Randall; one daughter, Karen Criss; two brothers, Aaron and Harold Criss; and four sisters, Edith Knight, Marie Dotson, Elodene Barnes and Ethel Granthym.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/12/1995

MAMIE M. CROSS She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Ida Morris Cadle. She operated a store at Nebo for many years and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Alta Matthews of Baltimore and Merle Hensley of Nebo; two sons, Don Cross of Measury, Ohio, and Dorse Cross of South Charleston; two sisters, Rosie Rogers of Michigan and Roxie Arnold of Charleston; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Cross; one daughter, Wilma Postalwait; one brother, Dude Cadle; and two sisters, Lula Coen and Eugee Alba.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/30/1995

EDRA POLING CUNDIFF

Word has been received of the deaths of Edra Poling Cundiff, 81, in July, and Elenor Poling Rhodabarger, 86, in October, both of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

They were born in Grantsville, daughters of Waitman and Ella Keener Poling.

Surviving are a sister, Mildred Poling Stevens of Cuyahoga Falls, and a brother, Vernon Poling of Florida. They were descendants of Michael Stump IV, pioneer family of Calhoun County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 October 1999

ALDIS JEAN CUNNINGHAM

Aldis Jean Cunningham, 58, of Grantsville, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Roy and Lucy May Cook Cunningham.

Surviving are four sisters, Orpha Skinner of Columbus, Ohio, Norma Batton of Columbia, Missouri, Clarice Cunningham of Grantsville, and Fondaleigh Bartoe of Nova Scotia; six brothers, Charles Edward Cunningham of White Oak, Tex., Denzil Cunningham of Stumptown, Phares Cunningham of Medina, Ohio, Royce Cunningham of Spartansburg, S.C., Wayne Cunningham of Auburn, Ind., and Darrell Cunningham of Lockney.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FRANK CUNNINGHAM

3/4/1999

Frank Cunningham, 76, of Big Bend, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Noah and Martha Boice Cunningham. He was a Korean War veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Richards Cunningham; three sons, David F. Cunningham of Newark and Kenneth and Bobby Cunningham, both of Big Bend; one daughter, Sharon Sue Williams of Fleming, Ohio; one sister, Virginia Snyder of Parkers-burg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Big Springs Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 August 1999

GENEVIEVE CUNNINGHAM

E. Genevieve "Granny" Cunningham, 73, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Harry and Doris Smith Shrader. She was a homemaker and an Apostolic.

Surviving are her husband, Russell Cunningham; three sons, Gary Duane Cunningham of Elizabeth, Dannie Lloyd Cunningham of Belleville and Willard Blaine Cunningham of Parkersburg; three sisters, Jeraldine Hall of Parkersburg, Leola Fazenbaker of Morgantown and Mildred Smith of Brooksville; one half-sister, Jessy Johnson of Morgantown; eight grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Roger Cunningham; four brothers; two half-brothers; two sistters; and five half-sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Sunset memorial Funeral Home, with Pastor Michael Seebaugh officiating, and burial in Sunset memory Gardens, Garden of Christus.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/3/1994

JERRY D. CUNNINGHAM

Jerry D. Cunningham, 53, of Burning Springs, died Saturday, Oct 29, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Cremo, the son of Ray and Hallie Mollohan Cunningham. He attended Wirt County schools and graduated from Wirt County High School in 1959. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a construction worker, a member of operating engineers, employed with W. Va. Dept. of Highways of Wood and Wirt counties, and retired from C. O. Erickson Farm of Burning Springs.

Surviving along with his parents are two daughters, Mamie Atkins of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Laura Cunningham of Parkersburg; two sisters, Sheila Goldizen of Charleston and Sonja Artibise of Vancouver, British Columbia; one brother, Joseph Cunningham of Elizabeth; one granddaughter, Malisha Atkins of Canal Fulton; two nephews, Rick McClead and Lee Goldizen; two nieces, Cheyenne Cunningham and Mindy McClead; and grandfather, Lanty P. Mollohan of Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by one nephew.

Services were held at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Lewis Villers and Rev. David F. Morris officiating. Burial was in Beatty Cemetery of Burning Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOHN L. CUNNINGHAM

7/24/1997

John L. "Junior" Cunningham, 62, of Newark, died Wednes-day, July 16, 1997, at his residence. He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Leman Cunningham and Allie Cunningham Craddock. He was an ordained minister and a wood crafter.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Lou Lott Cunningham; four sons, John Ray Cunningham of Parkersburg, Scott Lockhart of Palestine, and Randy Lockhart and Stanley Lockhart of Elizabeth; two daughters, Connie Hubbard of Waterford and Jennifer Miller of Parkersburg; two brothers, Lester Cunningham of Mt. Zion and Bill Cunningham of Glenville; one sister, Lucille Cunningham of Glenville; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Lockhart; one brother, Chester Cunningham; and two sisters, Geraldine Sampson and Lizzie Kellar.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Evangelist Eugene L. Conger officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JUNIOR EUGENE CUNNINGHAM

1/7/1999

Junior Eugene Cunningham, 71, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at his residence.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Noah and Martha Boice Cunningham. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Mountain State Steel as a millwright. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are three sons, Gary Cunningham and Danny Cunningham, both of Parkersburg, and Glen Cunningham of Youngstown, Ohio; five grandchildren; one brother, Frank Cunningham of Calhoun County; and one sister, Virginia Snyder of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Cunningham, and one brother, Alvie Cunningham.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Delton Smith officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROY CUNNINGHAM

1/21/1999

Roy Cunningham, 95, of Lockney, Gilmer County, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Broaddus Hospital, Philippi, following a long illness.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late W.C. and Martha Jane Frame Cunningham. He was a retired farmer and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Normantown.

Surviving are six sons, Charles Edward Cunningham of White Oak, Tex., Denzil Cunningham of Stumptown, Phares Cun-ningham of Medina, Ohio, Royce Cunningham of Spartansburg, S.C., Farrell Cunningham of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Darrell Cunningham of Lockney; five daughters, Orpha Skinner of Columbus, Ohio, Norma Batten of Columbia, Mo., Clarice Cunningham and Jean Cunningham, both of Grantsville, and Fonda Bartoe of Nova Scotia; 26 grandchildren; and 30 great-grand-children.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Normantown, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating, and burial in Crooked Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROY R. CUNNINGHAM

1/9/1997

Roy R. "Red" Cunningham, 91, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Worthington Manor Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Van Sanford and Laura Francis Ferrell Cunningham. He was a self-employed carpenter and bricklayer, and was a member of Lubeck Church of Christ.

Surviving are five daughters, Barbara Kirl of Walker, Dora Jean Rake of Indiana, Maybell Meeks of Vienna, Naomi Meridith of Ohio and Lillian McCary of Florida; five sons, Roy Cunning-ham and Tom Hall, both of Parkersburg, Delbert Hall of Little Hocking, Earl Hall of New York and Floyd Hudson of Sandyville; one sister, Madge Huber of Florida; 35 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Cunning-ham; his second wife, Roma Cunningham; two sons, William Hall and Norman Hudson; three brothers, William Cunningham, Cecil Cunningham and Roam Cunningham; and two sisters, Blanche Cunningham and Bessie Figg.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home with Evangelist David Newberry officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/29/1995

IRENE M. CURRAN

Irene M. Curran, 74, of Walker, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 1996, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Iva Pearl Bell Moore. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.

Surviving are her husband of 33 years, Paul E. Curran; three sons, Jack Moore of Parkersburg, Oliver Bell and David Bell, both of Walker; five daughters, Ruby Clegg and Ruth Ann Bell, both of Parkersburg, Frances Weldon of Cutler, Nancy L. Doone of Interlachen, Fla., and Patty Ellis of Warner Robins, Ga.; three brothers, Harley Moore, Carl R. Moore and Samuel Moore, Jr., all of Parkersburg; one sister, Catherine Huffman of Parkersburg; 38 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Esther Lemley.

Services were held at Franklin Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. David Adams officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Walker.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/4/1996

CHARLES CURRY

Charles Curry, 70, of Ellenboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1995, at his residence.

He was born in Tanner, a son of the late Charles Alexander and Sarah Ellen Kelly Curry. He was retired from the U.S. Army, and served in both Korea and Vietnam. He was an oil field worker, and was a member of Temple of God, near Pullman.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice Louise Mitchell Greenleaf Curry; one stepdaughter, Sandra Crowe of Georgia; two stepsons; two brothers, Harry Curry of Mt. Zion and Neely Curry of Tanner; two sisters, Ida Calhoun of White Pine and Virginia Eleanor McCartney of Parkersburg; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers; two sisters; and two half-sisters.

Services were held at Temple of God, with Rev. Kemper Workman and Lawrence Pridemore officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 November 1999

MANSFIELD CURRY

Mansfield Neely Curry, 68, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Braxton Health Care Center, Flatwoods.

He was a son of the late Charles A. and Sarah Ellen Kelly Curry.

Surviving are his special friend, Ethel Simmons of Tanner; one daughter, Virginia Ellen Curry of Holts Run; one brother, Harry Curry of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Ida Calhoun of White Pine and Virginia McCartney of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Alfred B. Curry, Charles Curry, Bernard Curry, Ellis Curry and two infant brothers, and two sisters, Louise Kight and Mary Cain.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/5/1995

BAILEY L. CUTLIP

Bailey L. Cutlip, 77, of Toana, Va., died Monday, Jan. 2, 1995, after a sudden illness.

He was born in Sycamore, the son of Emery C. and Maude Poling Cutlip. He was a Christian and attend church in Virginia. He was a retired employee of the City of Alexandria, Va.

Surviving are two sons, Donald and John Cutlip, both of Morgantown; one daughter, Jeanette of Fairmont; one sister, Edith Haag of Sand Ridge.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Azeline and Madeline.

Arrangements were incomplete. Services will be held at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home, Morgantown, and burial will be in Nicholson Cemetery, Morgantown area.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - July 5, 1997

CHARLOTTE VIRGINIA CUTLIP

Charlotte Virginia Cutlip, 80, of Hurricane died July 3, 1997, in Americare of Putnam after a long illness.

She was a retired registered nurse, a graduate of Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, former owner/operator of Baychar Farm Greenhouses, Hurricane, and a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Hurricane, and of Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving: sons, William and Thomas, both of Hurricane, Robert of Victoria, Texas, James of Hillsboro, Mo.; daughters, Ann Gibson of Hurricane, Kathy Settle of Calhoun County; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Cheryl Winters officiating. The body has been cremated. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, Hurricane.

(Larry Heffner)


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