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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Dec 2003

CARROLL CADLE

Carroll (Casey) Cadle, 75, of Wadsworth, Ohio, formerly of Mud Fork, Chloe, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Eddie and Alma Coen Cadle. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are five daughters, Rhonda Tanner of Chloe and Susan Haddox, Sandy Bihari, Tammy Little and Beverly Eppinger, all of Wadsworth; six sons, Eddie Cadle, Timmy Cadle and Paul Cadle, all of Chloe, Randy Cadle of Barberton, Ohio, Robert Cadle of Nicut and Terry Cadle of Wadsworth; one sister, Inez Westfall of Ivydale; three brothers, Raymond Cadle of Ohio, Richard Cadle of Nebo and Harold Cadle of Chloe; one half-brother, Blaine West of Barberton; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and two step-brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 July 2007

RICHARD CADLE

Richard Lee Cadle, 73, of Nebo, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Eddie and Alma Coen Cadle. He was a carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Anna M. Argabrite Cadle; two daughters, Debbie Metheney of Nebo and Teresa Taylor of Chloe; two sons, Rocky Cadle of Chloe and Richard Lynn Cadle of Nebo; three brothers, Harold Cadle of Chloe, Ray Cadle of Loren, Ohio, and Blain West of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Inez Westfall of Ivydale; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside rites were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

BRENDA SUE CAIN

Brenda Sue Cain, 63, of Grantsville, died Friday, Nov. 20, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Spencer, the daughter of the late Hershel and Edith Tanner Whiting. She had attended Boggs Fork Baptist Church and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Cain; two sons, Mark Cain and Eric Cain, both of Grantsville; one sister, Linda Stalnaker of Palestine; three brothers, Steve Whiting and Romie Whiting, both of Spencer, and Donzel Whiting of Ripley; and eight grand-children, April McCallister, Heaven Cain, Tangie Cain, Josh Cain, Bailey Cain, Riley Cain, Nicholas Cain and Abby Cain.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Albert E. Cain officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 November 2006

DORIS NORMALEE CAIN

Doris Normalee Bower Cain, 69, of Madison, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Henrietta, the daughter of the late James and Audrey Merle Kendell Bower. She worked for Hy-Ko Products, Bedford, Ohio, for 18 years and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Stan Cain of Madison and Jeffrey Cain of Eastlake, Ohio; four grandchildren; two brothers, James Bower and Jerry Bower, both of West Virginia; one sister, Kathy Hopkins of Elizabeth; and one half-sister, Germalea Fortney of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth D. Cain, in 2002.

Services were held at The Behm Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Madison, with Rev. Stephen Fisher of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was in Perry Cemetery, Perry, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 October 2002

KENNETH DWAIN CAIN

Kenneth Dwain Cain, 67, of Madison, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at Hospice House of Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born at Tanner, the son of the late Columbus D. and Izen Anderson Cain. He was retired as an administrator at TRW, Valve Division.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Normalee Bower Cain, formerly of Grantsville, whom he married Mar. 12, 1955; two sons, Stan Cain of Perry, Ohio, and Jeffrey Cain of Eastlake, Ohio; four grandchildren; one brother, Franklin Cain of Parkersburg; one sister, Ruth Adams of Deltona, Fla.; one half-sister, Lola Worthington of Parkersburg; and one half-brother, Audrey Cain of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one half-brother, Junior Cain.

Services were held at Behm Family Funeral Home, Madison. Burial was in Perry Cemetery, Perry.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

MILTON CAIN

Milton Cain, 94, of Big Bend, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2001, at Sunbridge of Parkersburg.

He was born in Tyler County, the son of the late Sylvester and Rebecca Swiger Cain. He was in the natural gas and oil production field and a cattleman. He was a member of Hardman Chapel Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Leota Wease of Elkview and Violet M. Williams and Nancy E. Craddock, both of Big Bend; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge Cain; one son, Milton Cain, Jr.; five brothers; and six sisters.

Services will be held Friday, 2:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ron Swiney officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 December 2006

MINNIE MAE CAIN

Minnie Mae Cain, 71, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late James and Fonda Radabaugh Whipkey. She was a homemaker and attended House of Worship.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Frank Cain; one son, Frank Cain of Belpre, Ohio; three daughters, Nancy Hoselton of Mineral Wells, Carole Fortney of Belpre and Dianne Hayes of Parkersburg; one sister, Barbara Roberts of Nobe; four brothers, Wavel Whipkey of Vienna, Donzel Whipkey and Marvin Whipkey, both of Parkersburg, and Gail Siers of Newark; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Wiladean Amos.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Tim Henson officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 October 2007

RONALD GAIL CAIN

Ronald Gail Cain, Sr., 65, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born December 21, 1941 in Tanner, the son of Ruie Bond of Grantsville and the late Gail Cain. He was a gun trader and musician.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his faithful companion Virginia L. Simmons; four sons, Ronnie Cain, Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Gary Cain of Newberne, Chris Cain and David Adkins of Ft. Walton Beach Fla.; one daughter, Tammy Linton of Columbus; two brothers, Charles Cain of Columbus, and Ted Bond of Weston; one sister, Sue Jordon of Grantsville; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Cain; and one sister, Linda Cain.

Services will be held Thursday, 7 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating. Private burial will be in Mt. Liberty Cemetery, Tanner. Visitation will be Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2008

IDA MAE CALHOUN

Ida Mae Curry Simers Calhoun, 86, of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Tanner, the daughter of the late Charles Alexander and Sarah Ellen Kelly Curry. She was a member of Cherry Fork United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Simers and Burl Simers and wife Jean, all of Grantsville, and John Simers and wife Linda of Mt. Zion; one step-grandchild, Charlie Roy Richards, Jr.; one great-grandson, David Bugby; four step-great-grandchildren, Alexa Richards, Brogan Richards, Kyler Propst and Mason Propst; and two grandchildren, Sandra Bugby and Cindy Simers.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Callie Simers, in 1969, and her second husband, Blaine Calhoun, in 1995; eight brothers; three sisters; one half-sister; and one half-brother.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 December 2009

MARK DOUGLAS CALTRIDER

Mark Douglas Caltrider, 25, of Parkersburg, died following an auto accident on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.

He was born in Wood County, the son of Scott T. Caltrider of Belleville and Tijwana E. Robinson Huff of Grantsville. He was a 2003 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and a graduate of International Academy of Design and Technology, Fairmont. He was employed in the produce department at South Parkersburg Kroger Store. He was a member of Baptist Temple, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mariah Newton Caltrider; three sisters, Stephanie Ann Caltrider and Cassondra Nicole Caltrider, both of Zanesville, Ohio, and Savannah Huff of Florida; special aunt, Stephanie Eaton of Belleville; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Owen Richard and Golda Geneva Caltrider.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2008

MARY CAMDEN

Mary J. Camden, 66, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Jan 18, 2008, in Akron.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Mansel and Hazel Starcher Hughes. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Akron since 1958.

Surviving are two daughters, Hazel Parle and Betty Stecyk, both of Akron; one son, James Bennett of Akron; two sisters, Carolyn Miller and Shirley Naylor, both of Millstone; one brother, Lonnie Hughes of Spencer; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Bennett; one son, Roger; and one daughter, Patricia.

Services were held at Hur with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Hur Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 December 2002

HARLESS CAMP

Harless Camp, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at Essex of Tallmadge, Ohio.

He was born in Gauley Bridge and lived in the Akron, Ohio, area most of his life. He retired as a truck driver in 1981 and was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Surviving are one son, John Camp of Brimfield, Ohio; two daughters, Barbara Ball and Margaret Holsberry, both of Akron; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; three brothers; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ida; one daughter, Frances Cunningham; three sisters; and one brother.

Services were held at Hopkins Lawyer Funeral Home, Akron, Pastor Dave Fisher officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2001

IDA CAMP

Ida Camp, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Essex Healthcare, Tallmadge, Ohio.

She was born in Douglas, Calhoun County, and was a resident of Akron, Ohio, most of her life.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Harless Camp; one son, John Camp of Brimfield, Ohio; two daughters, Margaret Holsberry and Barbara Ball, both of Akron; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Ugee Postalwait of Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Frances Cunningham; three sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Dave Fisher officiating. Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 January 2008

CHARLES GREGORY CAMPBELL

Charles Gregory "Chuck" Campbell, 73, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late O. M. and Olive Dye Campbell. He was a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and had worked at Ametek Westchester Plastics, Cambridge, Ohio, Huffy Corp., Dayton and Celina, Ohio, General Dynamics, Lima and Koneta Rubber Co., Wapakoneta. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Sue Bay Campbell, whom he married Mar. 26, 1955; two daughters, Susan Jane Campbell of Findlay, Ohio, and Karen Jean Gross of Carmel, Ind.; two granddaughters; three brothers, Ralph Campbell of Lost Creek, Joseph Campbell of Scott Depot and Michael Campbell of Big Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Campbell Stanley.

A celebration of life was held at St. Paul United Church of Christ, with Rev. Dr. Alex Gondola and Rev. Elaine Mikesell officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Jun 2002

EVELYN CAMPBELL

Evelyn S. Campbell, 80, of Grantsville, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Mathew and Lucille Floyd Self. She was a graduate of Sand fork High School and attended Glenville State College. She was retired from Calhoun Insurance Agency, Grantsville, with 28 years of service. She was a founder of Calhoun General Hospital Auxiliary and a member of Grantsville Civic club, VFW Auxiliary, Grantsville Rebekah Lodge, Calhoun County Historical Society, First Baptist Church, Grantsville, Phoebe Cunningham Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and Francis Melton Mission Circle. She had served on the Calhoun County Emergency Medical Services Board and was a former town recorder and town council member in Grantsville.

Surviving are tow sons, Joseph Campbell of Parkersburg and David Campbell of Carrollton, Ohio; one daughter, Deborah Fritz of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Matthew Self of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Campbell, whom she married in 1941 at the onset of World War II; and one half-brother, Byrne Self.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Erik Nielsen, Rev. Charles E. Rogers, Jr., and Rev. Joseph N. Busch officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 February 2005

GOLDIE CAMPBELL

Goldie E. Campbell, 93, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Worthington Manor.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jerry H. and Ora Van Kirk King. She attended Mullen Memorial Baptist Church, Belpre.

Surviving are one daughter, Gretta Bayne of Belpre; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grand-child; one sister, Mary Ide of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Campbell, in 1993; five brothers, Lee, Lester, Lantie, Lloyd and Robert King; and three sisters, Icie Hudson, Ethel Clark and Ellen Lafferre.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Kent Lowther officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the Mullen Memorial Baptist Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 April 2006

GOLDIE MAE CAMPBELL

Goldie Mae McCartney Campbell, 98, died Sunday, Apr. 16, 2006, at Berger Hospital, Circleville, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late C. J. and Lotie Whipkey McCartney. She had attended Evangelical Methodist Church, Little Hocking, Ohio, and Church of Christ in Christian Union, Grove City, Ohio. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Lotie Mattox, with whom she resided in Orient, Ohio, and Aniebell C. Dawson of Waverly, Ohio; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Grogan and Freda Keeper, both of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O. Campbell, in 1995; one infant daughter, Eula Mae Campbell; two grandchildren; three brothers, Judson "Jud" McCartney, Clarence "Jake" McCartney and Carl McCartney; and four sisters, Mary Dunlap, Monie Queen, Monia Cook and Mildred Battin.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Bernard "Dobby" Thrash officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 May 2000

IMOGENE M. CAMPBELL

Imogene M. Campbell, 91, of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late T. S. and Ruby Fox Morgan. She was a graduate of Glenville State College, received her masters degree from West Virginia University, and attended Marshall University. She taught in Calhoun County and retired as a teacher in Kanawha County. She was a past president of Ladies Mission Circle of Harmony Baptist Church and a member of Hurricane Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sisters, Joy Stevens ofGrantsville, Audena Newhart of Williamstown, and Dolly Morgan of Mt. Dora, Fla.; one step-daughter, Janet Bennett of St. Albans; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harless Campbell; four brothers, Owen, Arthur, Bob, and Quinton Morgan; three sisters, Betty Morgan, Pauline Moran and Lenora Davis; and one step-daughter, Wilda Walker.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial will be in Canterbury Cemetery, Walton. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 June 2003

MAUDE ELIZABETH CAMPBELL

Maude Elizabeth (Lizzie) Campbell, 93, of Sand Ridge, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Stumptown, the daughter of the late Dave and Nellie Mace Shaffer. She was a homemaker and a member of United Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are one son, David Campbell of Lewisville, N.C.; three daughters, Georgia Vannoy of Reedy, Tessie Smith of Jackson, Ga., and Ruth Cook of Ft. Washington, Md.; two sisters, Mollie Wood of Stumptown and Myrtle Hickman of Logan, Ohio; one brother, Harold Shaffer of Stumptown; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Campbell; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Apostolic Faith Tabernacle, near Grantsville, with Rev. Glen McBride officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 October 2008

MILFRED CAMPBELL

Milfred G. Campbell, 85, of Battle Creek, Mich., died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospice Residence, Battle Creek.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Guss and Veda Propst Campbell.

He graduated from high school in Lumberport, attended Potomac State College and Fairmont State College, and received his master's degree at West Virginia University. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. He retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. (Dominion Resources) and was a member of Vienna Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are one son, B. Douglas Campbell of Battle Creek; three grandchildren; one brother, Gary Campbell of Parkersburg; and two nieces, Marsha Campbell and Dana Hubbard.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie A. Campbell.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Bridgeport United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 July 2001

ORAL CAMPBELL

Oral B. Campbell, 85, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late George and Sarah Wilson Campbell.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel Metz Campbell; four sons, Bruce Campbell of Parkersburg, Perry Campbell of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Albert Campbell and Clyde Campbell, both of Belpre, Ohio; six daughters, Deloris Ramos of El Paso, Tex., Martha Campbell of San Antonio, Tex., Helen Witt of Richmond, Va., Betty Harvey of Parkersburg, Nancy Hardman of Mt. Zion and Edith Burchett of Marion, Va.; one sister, Sylvia Minney of Stumptown; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren;

He was preceded in death by one son, Russell "Tom" Campbell, and several brothers and sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 Nov 2003

PHYLLIS CAMPBELL

Phyllis Carol Campbell, 64, of Vienna, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Annamoriah, the daughter of the late Howard and Leona Bassnett Rader.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, a Baptist and a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Gerald T. Campbell, whom she married Dec. 23, 1956; two sons, Gerald B. Campbell and Brian E. Campbell, both of Vienna; one brother, Louis Rader of Annamoriah; two grandsons; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one infant brother.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Dan Wentworth officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery, near Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - May 23, 1971

HARRY A. CANARY

Funeral services for Harry A. Canary, 79, of Old St. Marys Pike, who died Saturday [May 22] at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following an extended illness, will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home. Burial is to be in the Arlington Memorial Gardens.

He was a life long resident of Wood County and was the son of the late Cornelius and Hannah R. Lott Canary. He was a member of the Vienna Baptist Church, and had been employed at the Vitrolite Co.

He is survived by two sons, Delbert R. Canary of Parkersburg, and Harry E. Canary of Cleveland, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Bunner of St. Albans; one sister Mrs. Rue Clegg of Vienna; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Sina Vannoy Canary, and by his second wife, Mrs. Mary Grimm Canary; by one brother, Alonzo, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Eaton.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today.

(Beth Campbell Stemple)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 May 2004

MARGARET CARNEY

Margaret H. Carney, 89, of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center. Surviving are one daughter, Karen D'Imperio; two sons, Robert A. Carney and George M. Carney; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Carney.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Chad Grindstaff officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 March 2000

BARBARA ANN CARPENTER

Barbara Ann Carpenter, 58, of MacFarlan, died Sunday, Mar. 19, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Inda Bell Richards. She was a nurse and attended MacFarlan Community Church. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are three sons, Edward Paul Dobbins of Ellenboro, Richard Dobbins of Brohard and Ronald Carpenter of Newark; two daughters, Peggy Elliott of Smithville and Pamela Lownsberry of South Carolina; two sisters, Opal Valentine of Cleveland, Ohio, and Pauline Headley of Grantsville; two brothers, Basil Richards of Orlando, Fla., and Larry Richards of Cleveland; nine grand-children; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Dobbins.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, I p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating, and burial in.-Beech Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday, 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

(Larry Heffner)


BELVA CARPENTER

Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio

Belva I. Carpenter 85, Went to be with the lord on Aug 21, 2001.

Born in Calhoun Co, WV, she was a local resident most of her life. Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; son Leonard; and grandson Michael Carpenter, she is survived by her daughter, Edna McCoy; sons Lawence (Linda) and Richard (Mary); daughter-in-law, Betty Carpenter; grandchildren, Jerri (Albert) Haddad, Leonard (Lisa) Carpenter Jr., Richard (Leanne) Carpenter Jr., Lawence Carpenter Jr., Cynthia Carpenter; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation Saturday 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Hecker Funeral Home in Uniontown, Oh, with Rev. Linsey Hayes officiating. Interment at 2 p.m. at Kilgore Cemetery in Kilgore, Ohio.

(Preston Carpenter)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2007

BUDDY LEE CARPENTER

Buddy Lee Carpenter, 67, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Bertha Sarah Jane Carpenter. He was a former member and deacon of Spencer Baptist Temple and member of Roane County Gun Club. He was a retired millwright from Pechiney Roller Products, Ravenswood, and a member of United Steelworkers of America Local 5668, and had worked at Monarch Rubber Co.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley McKown Carpenter; one son, Marvin Lee Carpenter of Spencer; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Moles of Chloe; two granddaughters, Samantha and Jessica Moles; four sisters, Regina Maddox of Waycross, Ga., Ethel Roop of Ravenna, Ohio, and Carol Mitchell and Roberta Fox, both of Parkersburg; three cousins who were raised as siblings, Larry Carpenter and Mava McCumbers, both of Spencer, and Lavon Anderson of Belvidere, Ill.; and his special dog, Megan.

He was preceded in death by an uncle who raised him as a son, William H. Carpenter; one brother, Michael Carpenter; and one cousin who was raised as a brother, Billy Carpenter.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Hayward Lough and Pastor Bill Walton officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Jun 2002

CHARLES CARPENTER

Charles R. Carpenter, 79, of Orma, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late James and Hattie Starcher Carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Coppers Co.

Surviving are four sons, James Carpenter of Orma and Rick, David and Jack Carpenter, all of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Gail Butler of Orma and Ruth Wears of Mineral City, Ohio; one brother, Ed Carpenter of Parkersburg; one sister, Ora Emerick of South Caroline; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby L. Carpenter; two sons, Larry Wayne Carpenter and Charles Carpenter; and one daughter, Alice Carpenter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. D.L. Kirby officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 April 2000

CLARENCE CARPENTER

Clarence W. Carpenter, 80, of Elizabeth and Glenville, died Thursday, Mar. 30, 2000, in The Willows, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Alex and Selina Kirby Carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are four sisters, Lona Maze of Pensacola, Fla., Ethel Law of Columbus, Ohio, Bessie Basnett of Annamoriah and Virginia Kileen of Lancaster, Ohio; and one brother, Gene Carpenter of Parkersburg.

Graveside services were held at Big Bend Cemetery, Big Bend, with Rev. Fred Basnett, Jr., officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 7 April 2005

CLIFFORD CARPENTER

Clifford G. Carpenter, 86, of Orma, died Friday, Apr. 1, 2005, in Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Greely and Mae White Carpenter. He was an oil field worker, farmer and auto mechanic for Brannon’s Exxon, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are two sisters, Eva Mae Hosey of Ocala, Fla., and Muriel McCormick of Mentor on the Lake, Ohio, and five brothers, Joshia Carpenter of Nitro, Harry Carpenter of Mineral Wells, Gail Carpenter of Villager, Fla., Joseph Glenn Carpenter of Brunswick, Ohio, and Jack D. Carpenter of Seville, Ohio.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 September 2009

DALLAS CARPENTER

Dallas A. Carpenter, 78, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Austin and Mae Davis Carpenter.

He retired from Consolidated Gas after 33 years of service. He was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church, Big Bend, and had been a trustee and a member of Builders for Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Wanda Lee Sears Carpenter; two brothers, Donald Carpenter of Spencer and Danny Carpenter of Sutton; one niece, Sherry Heldman of Grantsville; and three nephews, Tim, Tommy and Jeff Carpenter, all of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Joyce Ann Carpenter, and one nephew, Terry Carpenter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, with Pastor C.W. McDonald officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 Jan 2004

ETTA CARPENTER

Etta Crawford Carpenter, 84, of Millstone, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Miletree of Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late W.T. and Oma Esther Wood Crawford. She was a member of Albert’s Chapel, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are her husband, Oda Carpenter; one sister, Ursley Powell of Barberton, Ohio; one step-son, Darrell Carpenter of Oldtown, Fla.; one step-daughter, Mary Alice Harris of Akron, Ohio; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Dare Crawford, Glen Crawford and W.T. Crawford, Jr., and four sisters, Grace Carpenter, Jean Murawsky, Mildrend Rennie and Ivah Peggy Miller.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon until the hour of service, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 08 April 2003

EUGENE PAUL CARPENTER

Eugene Paul Carpenter, 69, of Akron, Ohio, died Monday, Apr. 21, 2003, in Akron.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Shirley and Blanche Brookover Carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired long distance truck driver for Roadway Trucking Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Carpenter; three sons, Michael Carpenter, Charles Carpenter and David Carpenter, all of Akron; two daughters, Michelle Jones and Diane Mars, both of Akron; two brothers; five sisters; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with John Vannoy officiating. Burial was in Shock Cemetery, near Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

JEFFREY CARPENTER

Jeffrey D. Carpenter, 46, Millstone, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Barberton, Ohio, the son of the late Roscoe and Madeline Maffet Carpenter. He was a former employee of South Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing and Mayflower Vehicle Systems, founding member of Arnoldsburg Fire Dept., and member of U.A.W. Local 3399 of Charleston, E.M.S., and Bassmasters.

Surviving are two sons, Mitch Carpenter of Clarksburg and Roger Carpenter of Ripley; ex-wife, Geneva Carpenter of Millstone; and one grandson, Austen Carpenter.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Filliez and Janet McNamara.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. roger Carter and Joe Phillips officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 April 2003

LOIS CARPENTER

Lois Marie Somerville Carpenter, 72, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Apr. 6, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Revere, the daughter of the late Arley and Iva Boyce Bush. She worked for American Viscose and for Bureau of Public Debt, Parkersburg, and was a member of South Parkers-burg Baptist Church.

Surviving are seven children, Marie Newberry of Chesa­peake. Va.. Gary Somerville of Williamstown, Pat Paintiff of Parkersburg, Connie Sue Tooker of Davisville, Carol Lynn Ratliff of Jane Lew, Brenda Ball of Walker and Kathy Nutter of Parkersburg; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight brothers and sister, Margaret Dunbar of Vienna, Richard Lee Bush of Tanner, Ruby Maxine Weaver, Christine Miner and Cletus Bush, all of Williamstown, Roberta West of Nobe, and Donna Grogg and Donald Bush, both of Revere.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Somerville; her second husband, Denver Clyde Carpenter; one daughter, Jacqueline Somerville; two granddaughters; one sister, Mildred Arlene Yoak; and two brothers, Robert Ray Bush and James Donley Bush.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2000

MADELINE CARPENTER

Madeline Carpenter, 75, of Spencer, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Summit County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Rex and Glada Nitz Maffet. She was a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Surviving are one son, Jeff Carpenter of Millstone; three grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Carpenter, in 1998.

Joint services were held for Mrs. Carpenter and her daughter, Janet McNamara, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2003

RONALD CARPENTER

Ronald Eugene "Chipper" Carpenter, 34, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, July 24, 2003.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Barbara Ann Carpenter. He worked in the timber industry.

Surviving are his father; two brothers, Edward Dobbins and Richard Dobbins; two sisters, Peggy Elliott and Pamela Lowns­bery; seven nieces; four nephews; one great-niece; and several aunts and uncles.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2001 (Obituary from 1962)

WILLIAM E. CARPENTER

William E. Carpenter, 70, of Cremo, died Wednesday, July 25, [1962], in a Parkersburg hospital.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Henry and Sarah Hess Carpenter. He was a veteran of World War I and belonged to Cremo Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Rosa Husk Carpenter; one son, Orlando Carpenter of Parkersburg; one brother, Charles Carpenter of Bluerock, Ohio; and two sisters, Kitty Husk of Barberton, Ohio, and Ruby Kirby of Missouri.

Services were held at Hur Methodist Church with Rev. Everett Epling officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 March 2005

DOUGLAS CARPER

Douglas R. Carper, 52, of Chloe, died Friday, Mar. 11, 2005, in H.J. Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

He was born at Spencer, the son of Gladys M. Smith Carper of Left Hand and the late Ross V. Carper. He was a welder and member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Union, Local 625, Charleston.

He attended Minnora United Methodist Church. He was a member of Linden Lodge 83, AF&AM, and Linden Chapter 152, Order of Eastern Star, Linden.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Cathy L. Truman Carper; one daughter, Juliet D. Walker of Amma; one son, Steven Douglas Carper of Chloe; three grandchildren, Cara Grace “Gracie” and Adam Cole “John Henry” Walker of Amma and Dakota Douglas Carper of Statesville, N.C.; three brothers, Michael Carper of Ripley, Jeffrey Carper of Spencer and Timothy Carper of Left Hand; one sister, Sharon White of Parkersburg; one half-brother, Roy Parfitt of Gig Harbor, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews, including Chuck Hicks of Big Bend.

Services were held in Minnora U.M. Church with Rev. Tim Hickman and Rev. Jason Poling officiating. Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 December 2004

FLOYD MONROE CARPER

Floyd Monroe Carper, 99, of Uniontown, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004.

He was born in Chester and retired from Goodyear Aerospace with 21 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, Smith Carper of Uniontown, with whom he resided, and Ronald Carper of Looneyville; four daugh­ters, Betty Newman of Akron, Ohio, Eunice Keyser of New Concord, Ohio, Phyllis Norris of Baltimore, Md., and Peggy Caro of Las Vegas, Nev.; 26 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Judy Kathleen Park of Newark; and several relatives in Calhoun County.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Ocie; second wife, Mildred; and third wife, Laura Catherine.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. 1. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial will be in J. Herbert Smith Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 February 2001

LAURA CARPER

Laura Catherine Carper, 82, of Looneyville, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at CAMC General Division, Charleston.

She was born in Buchanan County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Emmons and Martha Rebecca Mitchell. She was a quilter and a member of Mt. Pisgah Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are her husband of 7 years, Floyd Monroe Carper; two daughters, Ann Davis of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Helen Offor of Nevada; one son, Jerry L. Haines of Lockney; two sisters, Effie of Georgia and Gladys of Florida; three brothers, Arch of Virginia, Bob of Georgia and Franklin D. of Florida; 11 grandchildren; several great- grandchildren; and special friends, Margaurite and Larry Ratliff of St. Albans.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Myrtle, Liza, Tilda, Pinky, Millard and Mary.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. J. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

ROSS CARPER

Ross V. Carper, 77, of Left Hand, died Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Amma, the son of the late Roy Monroe and Bertha Gay Nida Carper. He was a retired welder and welder inspector for Columbia Gas Co., with 35 years of service. He was a member of Linden Lodge No. 83, A.F.&A.M., Linden, and Bethel Baptist Church, Amma.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Smith Carper; four sons, Michael of Ripley, Douglas of Chloe, Jeffrey of Spencer and Timothy of Left Hand; one daughter, Sharon Carper White of Davisville; one brother, Stratton of Amma; one sister, Artie Welch of Big Chimney; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Olive Phelps.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2006

BRADLEY CARR

Bradley F. Carr, 79, of Stumptown, died Thursday, Mar. 9, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Earl and Maude Meadows Carr. He was a construction worker, U.S. Army veteran, and member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Belfont.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Moyers Carr; four daughters, Judy Allen of West Milford, Ruby Digman of Pennsboro, Susie Carr of Lagrange, Ohio, and Jo Ann Hunt of Weston; one brother, Smith Carr of Belfont; nine grandsons; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Bill and Bailey Carr and two infants.

Services were held at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Rev. Bill Hunt and Rev. Larry Conrad officiating. Burial was in Carr Cemetery, Belfont.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

MARIE CARROLL

Marie Carroll, 85, of Harrisville, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at her residence.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Mahalie Ann Elmore Parsons. She was a seamstress and attended Harrison Street United Methodist Church, Harrisville.

Surviving are six daughters, Bernice Hostottle of Little Hocking, Ohio, Emma Hammett of Vienna, Martha Vincent of Cairo, Connie Schaney of Carrolton, Ohio, Dixie Reed of Pennsboro and Gloria Morgan of Williamstown; two sons, Samuel Carroll, M.D., of Charleston and Daniel Carroll of Harrisville; two sisters; three brothers; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and her faithful cat, Sushi.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Eva Carroll, and one granddaughter, Shelly Schaney.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Burial was in Cairo Masonic Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2002

ANNA BELLE CARTE

Anna Belle Carte, 73, of Grantsville, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at St. Joseph' s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Kanawha County and was a former employee of Valley Bell, Charleston.

Surviving are two sons, James and Jerry Carte, both of South Charleston; two daughters, Sandy Collins of Hurricane and Sindy Carte of South Charleston; and one brother, Roger Young of Spencer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Stemple Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001

FRANKLIN CARTER

Franklin Dewayne Carter, 44, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2001, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of Ben and Peggy Casto Carter of Arnoldsburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Kevin R. Carter of Hickory, N.C., and six sisters, Donna Jean Krantz and Brenda Clute, both of Spencer, Vicky Dye and Lisa Wigal, both of Hickory, Pamela Baxter of Florida and Teresa McClain of Maryland.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in Hardway Cemetery, Elmira.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 September 2008

GARY CARTER

Gary R. Carter, 61, of Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Charleston, the son of Nelma G. Wimer.

He was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School and worked for 43 years at Krogers, South Parkersburg. He was a member of New England Baptist Church and Gideons International.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 41 years, Donna L. Hall Carter; two sons, Steven L. Carter of Cookeville, Tenn., and Michael A. Carter of Milton; three grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, William Wimer.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 November 2001

GLENNIS CARTER

Glennis Carter, 89, of Aurora, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Streetsboro, Ohio.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late James P. and Florence Santy Hardway. She was a member of Gip Community Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Nella Champion and Norma Perry, both of Streetsboro, and Connie Knepp of Aurora; two brothers, Gene Hardway of Mt. Zion and James Hardway of Elmira; two sisters, Irene Lambert and Hallie Lambert, both of Strange Creek; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Carter; two brothers, Casto and Brooks Hardway; and one sister, Nellie Reed.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2004

LOSIE JANE CARTER

Losie Jane Helmick Carter, 92, of Nicut, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Hutson and Belle Metz Helmick. Surviving are four sons, Gene Carter of Nicut, Russell Carter of Millstone, Jerry D. Carter of Rittman, Ohio, and Michael Carter of Chloe; five daughters, Opal Kirchberg of Glenville, Sharon Jarvis of Chloe, Judy Dobbins of Athens, Ala., Nina Wilfong of Linn and Louise Ice of Spencer; one step-daughter, Velma Hicks of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Emma Jean Minney of Spencer; one niece whom she raised, Elsie Jarvis of Florida; 33 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Russell Carter; one step-daughter, Vera Westfall; and one grandson, Charles Lyons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Michael Jackson officiating. Burial was in Metz Cemetery, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 May 2008

RUSSELL JUNIOR CARTER

Russell Junior Carter, 72, of Millstone, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Samuel Russell Carter and Losie Helmick Carter of Nicut.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and had been stationed in Germany. He was retired from Mt. Zion Public Service District and was a former employee of C&P Telephone Co. and Penn Line Service for many years. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Norma Lee Schartiger Carter; two sons, Tim Carter and wife Denise of Arnoldsburg and Roger Carter and wife Dana of Millstone; two daughters, Diane Carter and Susan Hughes and husband David, all of Millstone; eight grandchildren, Adam Carter and wife Heather of Millstone, Jade Fox of Ripley, Stephanie Stacy, Chad Hughes, Bridget Carter, Coty Pursley, Heather Hughes and Amanda Carter; one great-granddaughter, Maycee Carter; three brothers, Gene Carter and wife Irene of Nicut, Jerry D. Carter and wife Willadean of Rittman, Ohio, and Michael Carter and wife Charlotte of Chloe; six sisters, Opal Kirchburg her husband Jack of Glenville, Sharon Jarvis of Sand Fork, Judy Dobbins and husband Jim of Athens, Ala., Nina Wilfong and husband John of Linn, Louise Ice and husband Randy of Spencer and Elsie Jarvis and husband Beryl of MacClenney, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Vera Westfall and Velma Hicks.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating, and burial in King Cemetery, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2003

CAROL ANN CARVER

Carol Ann Carver, 59, of Widen, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Josephine Semik Pisczcor.

Surviving are one daughter, Michelle Hamrick of Clay; one brother, Jess Pisczcor of Westerville, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 July 2004

FARRIS CASH

Farris G. Cash, 59, of Creston, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Clarence C. and Bertha Mae Hudson Cash. He was a Christian and active member of Cremo Community Church, near Creston.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Starcher Cash; two sons, Farris Cash, Jr., of Deltona, Fla., and John G. Cash of Beckley; two sisters, Anna Mae DeMoss of Clay and Mary Keener of Lizemores; four brothers, Clarence J. Cash and Howard Cash, both of Clay, Jerry Cash of Ivydale and Robert Cash of New Jersey; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Cremo Community Church with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, Creston. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 January 1981

LUE E. CHAFIN

Mrs. Lue Emma Chafin, 86, of the Arlington Health Care Facility, Parkersburg, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 28, [1980], in the Camden Clark hospital in Parkersburg after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, daughter of the late Mitch and Mary Williamson Browning.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edith Shafer of Marion, Indiana and Mrs. Imogene Kaiser of Aiken, South Carolina; two sons, Richard Chafin of Sepuleveda, California, and Elmo Chafin of Aiken, South Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Chafin, and two daughters.

Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Stump funeral home in Grantsville and burial was in the Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2000

JACK CHAMBERS

Jack Chambers, 71, of Hartford, Ky., died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Ohio County Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Harry Chambers and Della Cottrell. He taught for 34 years and retired from Ohio County Board of Education. He was a member of Kentucky Retired Teachers and Hartford Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for 29 years.

Surviving are his wife, Lanelda Rae Ashby Chambers; one son, Stephen Chambers of Bloomington, Ind.; two daughters, Jackie Renfrow of Horse Branch and Regina Brown of Lexington; one brother, William Chambers of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and six grandchilddren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Michelle Schroader.

Services were held at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home. Burial was in Lone Star Baptist Church Cemetery, Centertown.

(Larry Heffner)


Mrs. Virginia Max Chambers

[per funeral home website posting, Feb 2008]

CHAMBERS, Virginia M.(Max), born November 7, 1916 in Oakhill, W. Va, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family who will miss her beautiful smile and enormous heart. She was preceded in death by Richard Chambers, her husband and soul mate of 54 years, and her precious daughter, Joan Upton. She is survived by her loving daughter and friend, Judith Chambers and son-in-law Gregory Comnes, her son-in-law Jack Upton, her seven grandchildren and spouses,: Jeffrey and Renee Upton, Christopher Upton, Judy Upton, Jill Burchenal, Elizabeth and Mark Hillebrand, Jay and Joanne Upton, and Jonathan and Laurie Comnes, and twelve great grand children. A summa cum laude graduate of Marshall College in Huntington W. Va" she was a long time painter who studied under Milton Howath in St. Petersburg. Because she loved all living things, she encouraged each of us to revere life. A seeker, she was a voracious reader drawn to books of philosophy and spirituality. Among her other favorite pass times were puzzles, math problems" gardening, her pets, and her family. We would like to thank the staff at Bayshore Pointe Nursing and Rehab Facility who extended themselves so graciously with comfort and care. Friends may visit between 2 and 3pm on Thursday February 28 at Blount Curry Funeral Home, South MacDill Chapel, Tampa, FL. Funeral services will follow at 3pm

(John B. King)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 June 2009

WILLIAM P. CHAMBERS

William "Bill" P. Chambers, 81, of Jeffersonville, Ind., died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at University of Louisville Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Harry and Della Chambers.

He graduated from Ahrens High School, Louisville, Ky., and retired from Ashland Oil Co. He was an active member of Eastern Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Donna Chambers; one son, Gary Chambers of Cottage Grove, Minn.; one daughter, Lynn Hoback of Jeffersonville; one adopted sister, Lillian Robertson of Jeffersonville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, William Glynn Chambers, and one brother, Jack Chambers.

Services were held at Scott Funeral Home's North Chapel, Jeffersonville. Burial was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 October 2001

JANIE CHAMP

Janie M. Maze Champ, 92, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Camden-Clark Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William Maze and Bertha Cunningham Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of Hour of Faith Tabernacle Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Pauline Deem of Parkersburg; two sons, Denzil Champ of Parkersburg and Donsel Champ of New Mexico; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Leroy Champ; one brother, Bernard Maze; and one granddaughter, Karen Sue Champ.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Elder Clair R. Ruble officiating. Burial will be in Big Springs Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2008

NELLAE GAE CHAMPION

Nella Gae "Nanny" Carter Champion, 73, died Thursday, May 29, 2008.

She was born in Elmira, Braxton County, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Glennis Hardway Carter. She had attended Calhoun County High School.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah King of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Karen Cavanaugh of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Norma Perry and Connie Knepp, both of Streetsboro; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial reception was held in Streetsboro in her honor.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 September 2001

CHESTER CHANEY

Chester I. Chaney, 81, of Huntington, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Mariner Health Care Center.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Burge of Calhoun County; three step-daughters, Barbara Fortner and Dianne Martin, both of Huntington, and Carolyn Wendland of Radcliff, Ky.; one step-son, Darrell Hensley of Huntington; and two sisters, Shirley and Betty.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zelma Loretta Chapman Chaney.

Services were held at Regar Funeral Chapel, Huntington. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Sep 2003

BESSIE CHAPMAN

Bessie Murl Dillon Chapman, 78, of Ravenswood, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003.

Surviving are one daughter, Penny Chapman of Ravenswood; three brothers, Homer Dillon of East Liverpool, Ohio, William Dillon of West Union and Tommy Dillon of Grantsville; and two sisters, Shirley Snyder of Massillon, Ohio, and Hettie Norman of Canal Fulton, Ohio.

Services were held at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood. Burial was in Ravenswood Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


GOLDIE CHAPMAN

Goldie M. "Betty" Miller, 70, of Parkersburg, died March 19, 2007 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County a daughter of the late Callie Marie Sampson (Chapman) Duncan.

Mrs. Miller worked at SW Resources for almost 20 years.

Surviving are three sons, Denzil Miller of Parkersburg, Paul Miller of St. Albans and Tommy Miller of Parkersburg; one daughter, Brenda Dobbins of Brohard, WV; a sister, Cora Jean Lucas of Canton, OH; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Annette Morris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alpha Ray Miller.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Charlene Spaur officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2001

ICY CHENOWETH

Icy Arnold Chenoweth, 88, of Lower Nicut, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Spencer.

She was a native of Calhoun County and a life-long member of Fairview Church, Lower Nicut. She sang in many gospel groups and was retired from Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are two daughters, Bonita Hathaway of Union Grove, Ala., and Pauline Estes of Durham, N.C.; one sister, Golda Lawrence of Zanesville, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Chenoweth.

Services were held at Fairview Church, with Lowell Weekley officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 March 2008

JOHN WESLEY CHENOWETH

John Wesley Chenoweth, 95, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Mar. 20, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Nicut, the son of the late David Oscar Chenoweth and Mary Jane Knotts Chenoweth.

He retired from Wood County Board of Education after having taught 35 years in Calhoun and Wood counties. He was a member of local, state and national teacher organizations and National Rifle Association and North American Hunting Club. He attended St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Stella Brannon Chenoweth; two sons, John Roger Chenoweth of Houston, Tex., and Frederick Allan Chenoweth of Mineral Wells; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter; one sister, Etta Wheeler; seven brothers, Thurl R., David, Denver and Carl Chenoweth and three infants.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor James Kelly officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 November 2002

ROSA CHICHESTER

Rosa Dessel Chichester, 96, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at Day Spring Health Care, Beverly, Ohio.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Arthur and CelIestine Grogg Collins.

Surviving are two sons, William T. Chichester of Parkersburg and Gerl Chichester of Waterford, Ohio; three daughters, Arlene Carlson of Moreno Valley, Calif., Regina Chaney of Parkersburg and Betty McBride of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Wilma Boggs' of Hicson, Tenn., and Dott Bevan of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; 23 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

BESSIE CHURCH

Bessie Church, 83, of Spencer, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003.

Surviving are three sisters, Evelyn Church of Spencer, Edna Woodward of Mogadore, Ohio, and Shirley Davis of Lakewood, Ohio; and two brothers, Jess Church of Medina, Ohio, and George Church of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her “mother” who raised her, Ila Ash Church; two brothers; and one sister.

Graveside services were held at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, with Rev. D.L. Kirby officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 October 2004

FRED CHURCH

Fred S. Church, 78, of Jacksontown, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at his residence.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Jack and Ida Cantwell Church. He attended Calhoun County High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 7 12th Tank Battalion of the 3rd Army, European Theatre. He worked for Roper (Newark Stove) Co. for 26 years and retired from General Electric-Newark Quartz in 1989. He was a member of Fairmount Presby­terian Church, charter member of Licking Township Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc., and life member of VFW Post 1060.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Gutridge Wilson Church, whom he married Jan. 12, 1980; one daughter, Regina McArtor of Hilliard, Ohio; one son, Michael Church of Fredericktown, Ohio; two step-daughters, Jo Sobiech of Westerville, Ohio, and Becky Nethers of Thornville, Ohio; two step-sons, Barry Wilson of Thornville and Marvin Wilson of Toboso, Ohio; two grand­daughters; one great-granddaughter; seven step-grandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Jack Church, Jr., and Ray Church, both of Newark, Ohio; three sisters, Geneva Richards of Weirton and Merrell Strawn and Sylvia Fekete, both of Newark, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Delbert and George.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Heath Chapel, Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Judy Baker and Rev. William Snydram officiating, and burial in Fairmount Cemetery with military honors observed. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, one hour prior to ser­vices, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2002

JIMMIE CHURCH, SR.

Jimmie G. Church, Sr., 73, of Massillon, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Massillon Community Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Orville G. and Maude Mae Mace Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Ohio Operating Engineer after 30 years of service and was self-employed as a truck driver. He was a member of Country Chapel Church, Doylestown, Ohio.

Surviving are his ex-wife, Sandra Church of Massillon; special friend, Julie Thomas of Massillon; one son, Jimmie G. Church, Jr., of Canal Fulton, Ohio; two daughters, Debbie Steward of Canal Fulton and Tammy Ammon of North Lawrence, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, Massillon, and visitation was held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Graveside services were held at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 January 2006

JOSEPHINE CHURCH

Josephine C. Church, 75, of Walton Hills, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005.

She was born on Leading Creek, the daughter of the late Alfred and Ollie Ford.

Surviving are her husband, ArIes Church; one son, David Church; one daughter, Sharon Patterson; four grandchildren, David Church, Jr., Tammie Crissman and Emily and Michael Patterson; four great-grandchildren, Mickala, Matthew, Megan and Joshua; five brothers, Anes, Ronnie, Billy, Roger and Randall Ford; and four sisters, Mabel Sampson, Elmadine Bevins, Nina Dawson and Judy Gainer.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Terry, Avery and Dina Ford and Maxine Wilson.

Services were held at Johnson-Romito, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Bedford, Ohio. Burial was in Crown Hill Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 April 2000

ORDITH CARL CHURCH

Ordith Carl Church, 73, of Nobe, died Thursday, Apr. 13, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ira and Eva Burrows Church. He was a retired employee of Republic Steel Co. and was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are his wife, Vieva Roberts Church; two sons, Kevin Church of Grantsville and Greg Church of Nobe; two sisters, Edith Murphy of Parkersburg and Amy Boyce of New Milton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Burl Church.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts and Rev. Harry Drake officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 March 2000

OREN SCOTT CHURCH

Oren Scott Church, 70, of Five Forks, died Thursday, Mar 16, 2000, at his home.

He was born at Trace Fork, Gilmer County, and was a carpenter. He attended Five Forks Community Church and 'Testament Baptist Church.

Surviving are three brothers, Henry Church of Nobe, Church of Lorain, Ohio, and Aries Church of Walton Hills, and three sisters, Naomi Ford of Eastlake, Ohio, Dorothy Kight Harrisville and Anna Mae Nussbaumer of Wadsworth, Ohio.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2007

ROBERT CHURCH

Robert J. Church, 75, of Orma, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Washington County, Ohio, the son of the late Leman and Ova M. Gregg Church. He was retired from Union Carbide Corp., Marietta, Ohio.

Surviving are six sons, Bob Church of Albany, Ohio, Bill Church of Stewart, Ohio, Gary Church of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, Larry Church of Frost, Ohio, Dana Church of Guysville, Ohio, and Ted Church of Vincent, Ohio; four sisters, Noama Church, Chris-tine Price and Ruth Dornan, all of Parkersburg, and Lorraine Callihan of Florida; one brother, Fred Church of Vincent, Ohio; six granddaughters; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; and special friend, Opal Valentine.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 April 2008

TRESSIE CHURCH

Tressie Church, 92, of Orma, died Friday, Mar. 28, 2008, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late John and Maggie Wood Crawford.

She was a homemaker and a member of Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Ernestine Starcher and Christine Starcher, both of Arnoldsburg, and Karen Bragg of Ripley; two sons, Fred Church, Jr., and wife Yvonne of Orma and Victor Church and wife Linda of Newton Falls, Ohio; one sister, Bea Shaffer of Spencer; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Church, Sr., in 1982; one son, Bernard Eugene Church; and nine sisters and brothers.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Austin White and Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2007

GENE CLARK

Gene L. Clark, 78, of Marietta, Ohio, and Leatherbark, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Oral C. and Cleo Parsons Clark. He retired after 35 years with General Motors, Parma, Ohio. He was a member of United Auto Workers, Cleve-land Baptist Church, Brooklyn, Ohio, and 50-year member of Linden Lodge No. 83, AF&AM.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, E. Josephine Brannon Clark; two daughters, Carolyn Clark of Cleveland, Ohio, and Janet Kazmarek of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Keith R. Kapple officiating. Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 March 2009

VENA CLARK.

Vena C. Clark, 96, of Rosedale, died Monday, Mar. 2, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late General George Cottrill and Freda Dell Dillon Cottrill.

She was a retired general store merchant.

Surviving are three sons, Wetzel Putnam and wife Bea of Arnoldsburg, Van Putnam of Petroleum and Mike Putnam of Shock; three daughters, Rachel Johnson of Stow, Ohio, Delores Wright of Rosedale and Charlotte Frame of Wellington, Ohio; four brothers, Dove, Don and Glen Cottrill, all of Rosedale, and Eugene Cottrill of Newbury, Ohio; two sisters, Merle Jarvis of Gassaway and Ruth Kirk of Newbury; 19 grandchildren, 46 great-grand-children; and 32 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marshall Fletcher Putnam, and her second husband, Earl Clark, and one brother, Dale Cottrill.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Putnam officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 April 2006

GENEVA CLAYPOOL

Geneva M. Claypool, 79, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2006, at Willows Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Schultz, the daughter of the late Charles H. and Bessie M. Brooks Morrell. She was a 1946 graduate of Normantown High School. She was a homemaker and member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Sara L. Parsons of Elizabeth and Edith L. Bennett of Slaty Fork; one step-daughter, Elsie Givens of Colorado; one step-son, Raymond Claypool of Mt. Clare; two sisters, Louise McCullough of Indiana, Pa., and Lorene "Aunt Pat" Tomlinson of Slaty Fork; three brothers, her twin, Charles Morrell of Beech Bottom, William Morrell of Calhoun County and Glen Morrell of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; five grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Claypool, in 1981; one sister, Leone Sarver; one great-grandson; and one step-son, Edward Claypool.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Calvin "Chuck" Ferrell officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 07 June 2001 (Obituary from 9 January 1930)

LEWIS CLAYTON

Lewis Clayton, 62, died Dec. 17, 1929.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Rachel Stewart; four daughters, Mrs. C.V. Malona, Mrs. Troy Cunningham and Flora and Eunice, all of Big Springs; and two brothers, Ben Clayton and Stephen Clayton, both of Big Springs.

He was preceded in death by one son.

Services were conducted by Rev. Cottrell of Smithville. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 November 2009

HARRIETT VIRGINIA RICHARDS CLEGG

Harriett Virginia Richards Clegg, 64, of Glenville, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late David M. and Gertrude P. Richardson Richards. She retired in 1994 after many years of service at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are one sister, Garnet McCrady of Parkersburg; one daughter, Teresa Lydick of Glenville; three sons, Christopher Clegg of Marietta, Ohio, and Charles R. Clegg and David M. Clegg, both of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Clegg, Jr.; one son, Thomas Clegg, three brothers, Thomas Richards, Norman Richards and David Richards; and three sisters, Gladys Clegg, Ila Marshall and Goldie Coe.

Private family service will be held later.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2001

AUDRA CLEM

Audra B. Clem, 94, of Pettyville, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Homer and Rosie Jarvis Shawver. She formerly worked at American Viscose Corp. and was a member of Pettyville United Methodist Church, where she was active in the quire, a Wesley Bible Class teacher, and past president of U.M. Women.

Surviving are three sisters, Sophia Smith of Parkersburg, Mildred Eifler of Marietta and Georgia Kufman of Urbana, Ohio; one brother, Blaine Shawver of Williamstown; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen H. Clem, in 1979; two brothers, Homer Shawver, Jr., and Robert Shawver; three sisters, Edna Mullens, Irene George Caplinger and Janette Byram; and one half-sister, Orva Callen.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. James B. Arbogast officiating, and burial in Riverside Cemetery, Williamstown. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

JAMES CLEVENGER

James L. Clevenger, 82, of Doylestown, Ohio, died Monday, Mar. 12, 2001, in Doylestown Health Care Center.

He was born in Webster County, the son of the late John W. and Mandy Katherine Schrader Clevenger. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the North African, Sicilian, Northern France and Germany campaigns. He was retired from General Motors Corp., Parma, Ohio, with 33 years of service. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and Doylestown Post of American Legion.

Surviving are one daughter, Zelma Abraham of Doylestown; one grandson, Nicholas Abraham of Doylestown; one sister, Nora Clevenger of Baltimore, Md.; and one brother, Junior Clevenger of Webster Springs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Clevenger.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2000

CHARLES CLINE

Charles A. Cline, 86, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation, Parkersburg.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Albert and Sarah Etta Jacobs. He was a graduate of Elizabeth High School, attended Glenville State College, and transferred to West Virginia University where he received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and later did graduate work in education at WVU and Ohio University. He was a World War II veteran, having served as a pharmacist's mate with the U.S. Navy.

He retired in 1976 as Wirt County Superintendent of Schools with 33 years of service and had been an educator at Franklin Junior High School, Parkersburg, and in Grafton.

At the time of his retirement, he held the West Virginia record for continuous service as a county superintendent. He was honored by having the vocational addition of Wirt County High School named in his honor, as well as the highest award given each year to premier male and female athletes at WCHS.

He served several terms as mayor of Elizabeth since 1963 and was past president of Elizabeth Lions Club. He attended Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was a former member of Morristown Evangelical United Brethern Church. He was a member of Wirt County Retired Teachers Association, West Virginia Superintendents Association, West Virginia Education Association, and Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Eloise Davis Cline; one son, Charles Robert Cline of Little Hocking; two daughters, Patricia Milhoan of Vienna and Cheryl Fiedorczyk of Grantsville; one sister, Leah Cline of Parkersburg; one grandson, Charles Andrew Milhoan of Vienna; and two granddaughters, Leah Fiedorczyk and Ansley Fiedorczyk, both of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Cline, and three sisters, Anna Scott, Mildred Douglas and Phyllis Grant.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Stanley and Evangelist Eugene L. Conger officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth, with military honors by representatives of the U.S. Dept. of the Navy.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2008

DOROTHY MAE CLINE

Dorothy Mae Cline, 62, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Munday, the daughter of the late Gurvis and Lizzie McIntyre Sidwell.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Shelby Cline of Parkersburg; six sons, Bud Sidwell, David Maze and Aaron Lohoefener, all of Parkersburg, Donald Baker of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Charles Baker of Wheeling and Gerald Baker of Tehachapi, Calif.; two sisters, Dorine Parsons of Parkersburg and Goldie Elkins of Wayne; two brothers, Robert Sidwell of Hinkley, Ohio, and Marvin Sidwell of Creston; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Cline, and two sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Gene Hutton officiating. Burial was in Middle Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 Oct 2003

GARNETT CLINE

Garnett M. Cline, 70, of Versailles, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at King's Daughters' Hospital, Madison, Ohio.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Herman and Nellie Connolly DeWeese. She was a certified nurse's aide.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Lynn Krites of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Orville DeWeese of Barberton, Ohio; two granddaughters; and her companion, Wilson McClure.

Graveside services were held at Shelby Cemetery with Rev. Randy Thieman officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2001

LEAH CLINE

Leah E. Cline, 98, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at The Willows, Parkersburg.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Albert and Sarah Etta Jacobs Cline. She was a 1924 graduate of Elizabeth High School and received a bachelor of science degree from Ohio University and a master's degree from Columbia University. She was a World War II veteran and taught in West Virginia and New Jersey for more than 40 years before retiring to Parkersburg and working a number of years as a volunteer for Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are several nephews and nieces, including Cheryl Fiedorczyk of Grantsville, and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William Cline and Charles A. Cline, and three sisters, Anna Scott, Mildred Douglas and Phyllis Gant.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Stanley, Dr. William Deel and Albert Scott officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth, with military honors rendered by U.S. Dept. of the Army, Fort Knox, Ky.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 October 2001

BRENDA CLUTE

Brenda Clute, 42, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Charleston.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Peggy Marie Casto Carter of Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Clute; one daughter, Tabitha Clute; one son, Joe Clute; and five sisters, Donna Krantz of Spencer, Vicky Dye and Lisa Wigal, both of North Carolina, Pamela Baxter of Florida and Teresa McClain of Maryland.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 March 2009

ALVA COATES

Alva J. Coates, 73, of Coolville, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 22, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Sam and Ermel Webster Coates.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, 1952-1956. He was retired.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mary; two daughters, Cathy Coates and Barbara Pulver, both of Coolville; one son, Roger Coates of Pomeroy, Ohio; three grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Gladys Morgan Coates, and his brother, Harry W. Coates.

Services were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Dec 2003

LUCILLE COBB

Lucille J. Jarvis Cobb, 68, of Washington, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Rex and Millie Cottrill Jarvis. She had been a nurse's aide at Willows Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, William D. Cobb, Sr.; two sons, William D. Cobb, Jr., of Parkersburg and Robert G. Cobb of Washington; one daughter, Rondell Muck of Adrian, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin Rex Jarvis and Adra Jarvis.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wadesville Cemetery with Pastor Frank Miller officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 April 2003

EMILE COEN

Emile B. Coen, 86, of Creston, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 15, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Chloe, the daughter of the late Oka and Myrtle Jarvis Conley. She was a resident of Creston for 57 years and retired from Nabisco Brands, Seville, Ohio, in 1989.

Surviving are three daughters, Eva Clevidence of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Wanda Halpin and Sandy Flickinger, both of Creston; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Carsie Conley of Chloe; and three sisters, Orda Offutt of Creston, Mildred Lewis of Charleston and Oleta Yentz of Wadsworth.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Lester “Buss” Coen, who died Mar. 22, 1983; four brothers, Claret, John, Ray and Harley Conley; and one nephew, Harley Conley, whom she raised.

Services were held at Murray Funeral Home, Creston, with Rev. Homer Watson officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 November 2001

FRANK STACY COEN

Frank Stacy Coen, 68, of Ivydale, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Floyd and Ida Sharp Coen. He was a self-employed carpenter and mechanic and made stringed instruments.

Surviving are 11 daughters, Norma Westfall of Maysel, Paula Metheney, Deanna Hall, Reva Coen and Phyllis Tanner, all of Ivydale, Penny Coen of Chloe, Debbie Davis of Shock, Stacy Murphy, Melissa Drake and Shonda Tanner, all of Clay, and Jerri Drake of Duck; one sister, Elsie Behn of North Ridgeville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Otter Lick Church, Ivydale, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Aug 2005

HARLEY COEN

Harley H. Coen, 86, of Strange Creek, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Bernice D. and Stella Sharp Coen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, coal miner, certified welder on high pressure pipelines, and farmer. He was a member and one of the founders of Keeners Ridge Community Church.

Surviving are two sons, Terry Coen of Horner and Jerry Coen of Concord, N.C.; two daughters, Lois Teets and Carol Teets, both of Strange Creek; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Freda L. Coen, on Feb. 13, 1993, and five brothers, Coy, Jim, Ottis and two infants.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Keeners Ridge Community Church, with Rev. Kevin Teets and Rev. Ray Teets officiating, and burial in Walker Cemetery, Keeners Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2005

EDITH MAUDE COGAR

Edith Maude Cogar, 93, of Elyria, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, in Elyria.

Surviving are seven daughters, Mary Jo Coates, Helen Frank, Nettie Fulenwilder, Judy Lee, Ginger Reed, Loretta Van Cooney, and Sharon Rizer; four sons, Bernard T. Jordan, William Cogar, Gerald Cogar and Richard Cogar; three sisters; two brothers; 35 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Ewing’s Funeral Home, Elyria, with Richard Kight officiating. Burial was in Cogar Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2001

VIOLA COGAR

Viola Gay Starcher Cogar, 95, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Claria, Daniels Run, the daughter of the late Thomas Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Smith Starcher. She was a homemaker and quilt maker and served as a foster grandmother at Arnoldsburg Elementary School.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Cogar; three sisters, Stella F. Craig, Leona M. Anderson and Minnie L. Starcher; and seven brothers, Charlie W., Allen B., Fred A., Carl C., Roy F., and infant twin brothers, Vianis and Vitalis Starcher.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Blame Cook officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 July 2003

AMBROS COLLINS

Ambros Collins, 67, of Grantsville, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Pineville, the son of the late Winford and Hazel Marie Weaver Collins. He graduated from Pineville High School and St. Leo University. He was a veteran of 24 years of military service, having served two tours in Vietnam. He retired from Defense Investigative Services in 1999 after 10 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Collins; three sons, Gerald Collins of Jacksonville, Fla., Gregory Collins of Kennesaw, Ga., and Jeffrey Collins of Lampoc, Calif.; three sisters, Shelby Goodwin of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sharon Cook of Wilming­ton, N.C., and Diane Smith of Vienna; six grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 February 2006

FLORA EVELYN COLLINS

Flora Evelyn McElwee Collins, 96, of Normantown, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006.

She was born at Lockney, the daughter of the late Judson and Lozanna Boone McElwee. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, since Jan. 8, 1933, having served as Sunday School teacher, secretary of Women's Mission Circle, and VBS worker.

Surviving are one daughter, Twila Moyers of Normantown; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward Bernard Collins, whom she married Nov. 2, 1942; two brothers, Fred McElwee and Wilbur McElwee; and four sisters, Flossie Turner, Olena Norman, Mellie Flenner and Alma McElwee.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, with Elder Larry Fisher and Rev. Harry Siers officiating. Burial will be in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church or Rosedale Baptist Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 22 Jan 2004

GENE COLLINS

Gene L. Collins, 70, of Cutler, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Madge Hammer Dye and Howard L. Collins. He was a retired truck driver and operated a cattle farm at Cutler and also G&C Water Hauling. He was a Christian and attended Bible Baptist Church, Bartlett, Ohio, and Decatur Chapel, Decatur, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Carol; three sons, Larry, Martin and Dale Collins; two daughters, Donna Uhl and Theda Stevens; three step-sons, Harold, William and Richard Parsons; four brothers, Gilbert, Louis and Kenny Dye and Gary Collins; two sisters, Wilmadeane Williams and Hazel Tustin; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Naomi Travis, and two infant children.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Rev. Jack Berry and Rev. Tim Lindsay officiating, and burial in Fairview Memory Gardens, Belpre.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 May 2005

JETTIE BELLE COLLINS

Jettie Belle Collins, 79, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Virginia Snider Collins.

Surviving are one son, Richard L. Collins of Washington, Ohio; one daughter, Jenny Lynn Joseph of Belpre; one brother, Grover Collins of Big Springs; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Collins; two brothers, Ethelbert and Eddie Collins; and four sisters, Hallie Jones, Nettie Dotson, Rettie Freeland and Reda Leach.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 May 2008

JUANITA STUMP COLLINS

Juanita Stump Collins, 98, of Normantown, died Friday, Apr. 25, 2008, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Alexander "Doc" and Hannah Stump.

She had worked in a store that she owned with her husband. She was an active member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, and a member of Women's Mission Circle.

Surviving are one daughter, Hannah Davis of Toledo, Ohio; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Ores Collins, who died in 2001.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Underwood and Rev. Mark E. Davis officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001 (Obituary from 1989)

LOTTIE COLLINS

Lottie Collins, 88, of Gordon Memorial Healthcare Facility, Spencer, died Tuesday, Mar. 28, 1989, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Tom and Frankie Lane Jackson.

Surviving are one son, Tom Collins of Rolling Rock, Ohio; four half-sisters, Bernice Miller of Big Bend, Louise Godfrey of Grantsville, Lucille Barnes of Little Rock, Ark., and Lou Ellen of Akron, Ohio; one half-brother, Ernest Brooks of Little Rock; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Collins; one son; and one daughter.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 November 2006

LOVIE DELORES COLLINS

Lovie Delores Richards Collins, 85, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 25, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Emory V. and Ora E. Bartlett Richards. She was a Methodist and a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Grover H. Collins; two daughters, Janice Novak of Seven Hills, Ohio, and Lucy Hill of Washington; two sons, Phillip Kelley of Atwater, Ohio, and Bill Collins of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Obed Richards and Hobert Richards, both of Big Springs; one sister, Lola of Penobscot, Maine; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hollie Kelley, in 1946; seven brothers, Lester, Lee, Orla, Park, Cleo, Woodrow and Lawrence; and two sisters, Alta and Genevieve.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2001

REV. MANLEY COLLINS

Rev. Manley O. Collins, 91, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late Manley Sanford and Leora Caroline Morris Collins. He was a 1956 graduate of Fairmont State College with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. He was a retired minister of 46 years with W.Va. United Methodist Conference. He began his ministry in 1938 with United Brethern Church until it merged with the Evangelical Church in 1946, which later merged with the Methodist Church. He served at Tanner, Alton, Wilbur, Rivesville, Bridgeport, Terra Alta, Pennsboro, Grantsville, and West Milford. Following retirement in 1975, he served the Tanner Charge and later the Pullman Charge. He was a member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, Freed.

Surviving are three sons, Manley O. Collins, Jr., of Parkersburg, Gerald W. Collins of Warren, Ohio, and David L. Collins of Christiansburg, Va.; two daughters, Darlene C. Scott of Palm Coast, Fla., and Willa C. Hoskinson of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Wanoka Jane Collins; one daughter, Deloris A. Cain; two brothers, Cline Collins and Carl Collins; three sisters, Osa Richards, Dosha Freed and Roxie Dawson; three half-brothers, Ora Collins, Oman Collins and Charles Collins; one half-sister, Oda Cornell; and two great-great- grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Roger Waybright, a protégé of Rev. Collins during his ministry, officiating. Burial was in Collins Family Cemetery, Coal Fork of Leading Creek.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 31 March 2005

MARGARET LOUISE COLLINS

Margaret Louise Collins, 83, of Gonzales, La., formerly of Lockney, Gilmer County, died Sunday, Mar. 20, 2005.

She was born in Rondo, Ark., the daughter of the late Goodwin Dew and Ozy May Malone Dew Watson.

Surviving are five sons, William Terry Newman, Jr., and Richard Leonard Newman, both of Nashville, Tenn., Larry Eugene Newman of Adolphus, Ky., Bobby Wayne Newman of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Robin Bruce Newman of Hartsville, Tenn.; one daughter, Brenda Carol Macalousa of McNeil, Miss.; two sisters, Juliet Berry of Marrero, La., and Robbie Prejean of Gonzales; three brothers, Robert Harold Dew of Gonzales, Raymond Watson of Bude, Miss., and Malcom Watson of Meadville, Miss.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Terry Newman, and her second husband, Fell B. Collins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001 (Obituary from 1969)

MARTHA COLLINS

Martha Collins of Grantsville died Saturday, Mar. 15, in the Medical Center at Morgantown.

Surviving are her mother, Lottie Collins of Grantsville; six sons, Pvt. William Collins in the U.S. Army, Robert, Roger, Russell, Ralph and Dewayne Collins; and one daughter, Charlotte Collins, all at home.

Services were held at Norman Ridge Church with Rev. Wade Simons officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2001

NORMA COLLINS

Norma B. Collins, 83, of Stumptown, died Thursday, Mar. 1, 2001, in Ohio Valley Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Wade and Jessie Linger Blackshire. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are one daughter, Darlene Yoak of Parkersburg; two sons, Gerald B. Collins of Chloe and Tony B. Collins of Stumptown; one sister, Oscea Vanhorn of Weirton; one brother, Earl Blackshire of Scott Depot; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Harold Collins in 1992.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 November 2001

ORES COLLINS

Ores Collins, 96, of Normantown, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at his residence.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 November 2001

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late William F. and Florence Minney Collins. He started driving team for Hope Natural Gas Co. at the age of 16 and went into a partnership with O.A. Collins in a general store in Lockney from 1921-1927. He operated a gas station in Lockney from 1928-1970 and raised beef cattle until 1985. He served on the Gilmer County Board of Education from 1948-1952 and as a committee member and president of Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, and received a Community Service Award in 1985 from Gilmer County Farm Bureau. He was a trustee of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, from 1950-1985 and superintendent of the Sunday School for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife of 75 years, Juanita Stump Collins; one daughter, Hannah Florence Davis of Toledo, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was the last member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by three brothers, Arnett, Hayward and Hollie Collins, and two sisters, Monnie Boggs and Jewell Kuhl.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Larry VanHorn, Elder Larry Fisher and Rev. Lester Walker officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 September 2007

RICHARD LEE COLLINS

Richard Lee "Dick" Collins, 59, of Washington, Wood County, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Robert Lee and Jettie Belle Collins. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from G. E. Plastics.

Surviving are one son, Dave Collins of Parkersburg; one daughter, Carrie Rubart of Walker; one sister, jenny Joseph of Belpre, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his companion of over 20 years, Shelley Solana and one son, Clay Collins.

Services were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 January 2008

ROSALIE COLLINS

Rosalie Collins, 77, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Zeramiah and Bessie Stafford Selmon. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Cindy Collins of Ivydale and Betty Starcher of Chloe; four sons, Roy Collins of Parkersburg, Michael Collins and Tom Collins, both of Grantsville, and William Collins of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Harry Selmon of Parkersburg; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Collins; one son, Sam; and two infant children.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2002

THOMAS "Tom" COLLINS

Thomas H. "Tom" Collins, 66, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Logan, the son of the late Erma Chafin Dillon. He was retired from Local Union #798 and worked as a welder on pipelines.

Surviving are one daughter, Jackie Collins-Frail of Richwood; one half-sister, Sue Ann Steele of Arnoldsburg; one half-brother, Bill Dillon of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. roger Carter and Rev. Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 May 2009

THOMAS COLLINS

Thomas J. Collins, 84, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Thomas J. and Lottie Jackson Collins.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the USS Hobson and with the Bomb Regiment on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was recipient of four Battle Stars and Group Presidential citation. He retired from Pipe Fitters Union Local 521 and was the former owner of Linger Longer Restaurant, Little Hocking, Ohio. He was a member of Center Point Church, Little Hocking.

Surviving are his wife, Betty L. Collins; one daughter, Sheila L. Graham of Vincent, Ohio; two sons, Timothy L. Collins of Vincent and Michael R. Collins of Belpre; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Gary L. Collins; one sister, Martha Collins; and one brother, Samuel Collins.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend, with full military rites by American Legion Post 21, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 October 2002

HAZEL MAE COLLMAR

Hazel Mae Collmar, 76, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Russell and Fannie Straub.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy Metz of Big Bend, with whom she resided, and Catherine Marks of Harrisville; and two sons, Everett Collmar and David Collmar, both of North Carolina.

Graveside services were held at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 August 2006

ALICE CONLEY

Alice J. Conley, 44, of Mineral Wells, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of William and Yvorra Shaver of Gassaway. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Stephen D. Conley; one daughter, Miranda Siwicki and husband Matt of Grantsville; one son, Justin Conley of Mineral Wells; grandmother, Virginia Shaver of Exchange; one grandson; two sisters, Ernestine Post of Gassaway and Cheryl Morris of Burnsville; and two brothers, William Shaver, Jr., of Burnsville and Dennis Shaver of Exchange.

She was preceded in death by one infant son, Jeremy Stephen Conley.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Dennis Shaver officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 March 2008

BEULAH CONLEY

Beulah G. Conley, 95, of Ripley, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Hattie Gillian Smith. She was office manager for several years at Hardman's Home Center, Spencer, and a member of Reedy United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Les W. Conley of Elyria, Ohio; two daughters, Eleanor Rae Mills of Leroy and Barbara Lynn Conley of Ripley; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray R. Conley; one infant son, John W. Conley; two brothers, Milo M. Smith and Paul H. Smith; and one sister, Olive C. Coon.

In honoring her wishes, she will be cremated. There will be no services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 December 2009

BROOKS CONLEY

Brooks R. Conley, 86, of Newton, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. He was born at Uler, Roane County, the son of the late Edward and Bessie Hunt Conley.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Union Carbide Corp., Alloy.

Surviving are four children, Margaret A. Hines of Brooksville, Fla., and Barbara K. McClain, Robert A. Conley and Marilyn J. Conley, all of Newton; seven grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and two brothers, Roy of Mogadore, Ohio, and Charles of Richmond, Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elwanda M. Conley; one son, Gary Brooks Conley; one grandson, Robert A. Conley II; nine brothers, Clyde, William George, Darius, Howard, Spencer, Harold, Jennings, Eugene and Lawrence; and one sister, Geneva Miller.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Gary Drake officiating, and burial in Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana. Visitation was scheduled two hours prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 September 2002

CLARET CONLEY

Claret Conley, 67, of Newton, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at his home.

He was born at Chloe, the son of the late Okey and Myrtle Jarvis Conley. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and retired from Ford Motor Co., Cleveland, Ohio, and was a member of U.A.W.

Surviving are his wife, Zana Conley; one daughter, Brenda of North Royalton, Ohio; two sons, Robert and Tom Conley, both of Wooster, Ohio; two step-daughters, Lisa Adkins of Aberdeen, N.C., and Melissa Midcap of Spencer; one step-son, Kevin Starcher of Spencer; four sisters, Orda Offutt and Emil Coen, both of Creston, Ohio, Mildred Lewis of Charleston and Oleta Offutt of Wadsworth, Ohio; one brother Carsie Conley of Chloe; six grandchildren; three great-grandsons; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Harley Conley, June 22, 1996, and three brothers, Ray, John, and Harley Tourght Conley.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Hicks Cemetery, Little White Oak. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2008

DELMAS CONLEY

Delmas G. Conley, 60, of Looneyville, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008.

He was born at Oka, the son of Ella Mae Brannon Conley of Looneyville and the late Jennings B. Conley.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68. He was a truck driver for more than 30 years.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one daughter, Crystal Hall of Bomont; one son, Jerry Conley of Rittman, Ohio; three grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin, Gilbert and Paul Conley, all of Looneyville; and eight nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Conley.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Richard Webb officiating. Burial was in Looney Cemetery, Looneyville, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 61, Clendenin.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 May 2004

GLENDA JEAN CONLEY

Glenda Jean McClain Conley, 65, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died May 23, 2004.

She was the daughter of the late Lovie Olive McClain and Schuyler Playford McClain. She was active in Barnes Run Church and Arnoldsburg Community Church for many years and attended Trinity Church of God, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Weston Church of God.

Surviving are one son, Gary Conley of Rockport; one daughter, Karen Conley-Dukes of Elizabeth; two sisters, Mae M. Johnson of Burnsville and Eleanor L. Reese of Barberton, Ohio; four brothers, Bert McClain and Roy McClain, both of Akron, Ohio, Sammy McClain of Lakemore, Ohio, and Earl McClain of Cambridge, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow “Woody” Clarence Conley; one son, Woodrow Clarence Conley, Jr.; and three brothers, Patrick, Delbert and Steve McClain.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Husk Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 June 2007

IRENA CONLEY

Irena Conley, 86, of Elyria, Ohio, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Life Care Center of Elyria.

She was born at Smithville, the daughter of the late Ernest and Stella Wolfe. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended Mountain State Business College, Parkers-burg. She had been a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader and active in Elyria Schools PTA.

Surviving are one son, Charles E. Conley of Elyria; one daughter, Mae E. Middleton of Westerville, Ohio; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna Mann of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and one brother, Clifford Wolfe of Hixson, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph R. Conley, Sr., in 1975, and one son, Ralph R. Conley, Jr., in 2004.

Services were held at Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, with Pastor Charles Keesee of Midway Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in King Knob Cemetery, Mahone.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 January 2006

JENNINGS CONLEY

Jennings B. Conley, 77, of Looneyville, died at home on Friday, Jan. 13, 2006.

He was born at Uler, the son of the late Ed and Bessie Hunt Conley. He was a member of Local 1353 Laborer's Union, Linden Lodge #83, A.F.& A.M., and Oka Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Conley; four sons, Delmas Conley of Erbacon, Melvin Conley and Gilbert Conley, both of Looneyville, and Paul Conley of Hartville, Ohio; four brothers, Brooks Conley of Newton, Charles Conley of Glen Allen, Va., Eugene Conley of Suffield, Ohio, and Roy Conley of Mogadore, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Richard Webb officiating. Burial with Masonic grave­side rites was in Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 March 2002

NOBLE GRAVES CONLEY

Noble Graves Conley, 68, of Chloe, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

He was born at Little White Oak, Chloe, the son of the late Earl and Mattie White Conley. He was a U.S. Army veteran and pipeline construction worker.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Conley of Millstone and Richard E. Conley of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Sherry Sampson of Grantsville and Diane Kreidler of Clearwater, Fla.; three brothers, Frank and Shirley Conley, both of Chloe, and Earl Conley, Jr., of Orma; one sister, Lelah Sergent of Point Pleasant; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Minnora Cemetery with Rev. Timothy Hickman officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2007

RONALD WILLIAM CONLEY

Ronald William Conley, 48, of Nebo, West Virginia, died Friday, September 28, at CAMC-General Division, Charleston.

He was born August 28, 1959, in Roane County, the son of the late William George and Janice Elaine Drake Conley. He was a U.S. Army veteran and an employee of D&L Quality Homes, Nebo. He was a member of the Nebo Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta Gwin Tanner Conley; one son, Dennis Conley of Nebo; two sisters, Debbie Ray of Clendenin and Cindy McPherson of Grantsville; and one brother, Tommy Conley, of Newton.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2000

WILLIAM CONLEY

William Fletcher Conley, 59, of Morgantown, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at home.

He was the son of Thelma Conrad Conley Cottrell of Parkersburg and the late Delmar Conley and was raised on White Oak at Chloe, attended White Oak School and graduated from Calhoun County High School with the class of 1958. He retired from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Soil Conservation Division with 31 years of service and was an engineer for Gannett Fleming Inc. He was a member of Registered Professional Civil Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and West Virginia University Alumni Association. He was a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 39 years, Berdeal DeWeese Conley; and three daughters, Lisa J. Conley of Nitro, Linda Corrado of Rehoboth, Dela., and Laura Ann Conley-Rinehart of Charleston.

Services were held at McCulla Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Evangelist Gene Kessel officiating. The body was cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2008

FRANCIS MARION CONNOLLY

Francis (Frank) Marion Connolly, 69, of Chatham, Ill., died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Maple Ridge Care Center, Lincoln, Ill., after an auto accident.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Ralph C. Connolly and the late Etta M. Boise.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant from Dec. 7, 1959, to Dec. 31, 1980, including three tours in Vietnam. He was a member of American Legion, VFW, Knights of Columbus, and Shrine. He was an ASE certified mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Kapp Connolly; two sons, Sean Connolly and Alan Connolly; three sisters, Inez Connolly Mullins, Ina Connolly Blatt and Catherine Chapin; and one brother, Ralph Corneilius Connolly, Jr.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Thelma Irene Connolly, Vada Lea Kovaleski, Carolyn Rose Rogers and Grace Frances Swimme Nourie; and two brothers, Gary Duane Connolly and Terrence Daniel Connolly.

Funeral mass was held at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Chatham, with Fr. John Nolan and deacon candidate Frank Maynerich officiating, and military honors by Sangamon Co. burial detail. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 April 2005

GRACE OPAL CONNOLLY

Grace Opal Connolly, 96, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 7, 2005, in Jacksonville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William Edward and Sarah Elizabeth Whytsell Nichols. She was a former member of Richardson Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Marge Fowler of Grantsville and Eileen Fowler of Huntington; one son, Jack Connolly and wife Jennifer of Jacksonville; one half-sister, Geneve Eagle of Mt. Zion; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Ball; her second husband, Jack Connolly; one son, Johnny Ball; one brother, Buford Nichols; and one sister, Audrey Riggs.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


Irma Connolly

Irma Connolly, age 71 of Caldwell, Ohio passed away Wednesday morning December 13, 2006 at her home, following a brief battle with cancer. She was born on February 9, 1935 in Calhoun County, W.V. a daughter of the late Ralph and May Boice Connolly.

Irma had a long career as a waitress in various restaurants, Travelers Restaurant in Parkersburg, W.V., The Gun Room at The Lafayette Hotel in Marietta and most recently Lori’s Restaurant in Caldwell. Irma dedicated her life to rescuing and caring for lost or abandoned animals, mostly cats and dogs.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by three sisters, Irene Connolly, Carolyn Rogers and Vada Kovaleski; two brothers, Gerry and Dan Connolly.

Irma is survived by two brothers, Neal Connolly of Caldwell and Frank Connolly of Chatham, Illinois; three sisters Inez Mullins of Athens, Ohio, Ina Blatt of Kent, Ohio and Katy Chapin of McConnelsville, Ohio.

There will be no formal calling hours or memorial service. Irma generously donated her body to science in the hope that she may help in some way to find a cure for this disease. Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH is assisting the family locally.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 607 Putnam Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750 or the Noble County Humane Society, 210 Courthouse, Caldwell, Ohio 43724.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 7 April 2005

ROY CONNOLLY, SR.

Roy E. Connolly, Sr., 80, of Davisville, died Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2005, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Francis Marion and Roxie Blosser Connolly. He retired from Atlas Steel and was a member of Davisville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Ann Cunningham of Parkersburg; one son, Roy E. Connolly, Jr., of Davisville; two daughters, Wilda Davis of Sanford, Fla., and Janet L. Lamp of Waverly; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Frankie Mowrey of Creston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel M. Whytsell Connolly; one step-son, Ernest E. Kemmer; one brother, Paul Connolly; eight sisters, Mabel Bennett, Flora Stalnaker, Grace Nichols, Dorothy Starcher, Virginia Musser, Hazel Fore, Marie Cruise and Francie Connolly; two half-brothers, Ralph and Jack Connolly; and two half-sisters, Elva Duskey and Nell DeWeese.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. David Cumpston officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2007

MARGRET LOUISE CONNERS

Margret Louise Conners, 64, of Big Bend, died Monday, Mar. 26, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

There was no visitation. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, had no other information.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 6 January 2005

HOWARD LEE CONRAD

Howard Lee Conrad, 65, of Carrollton-Tyus Road, Carrollton, Ga., died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of the late Mancil Conrad and Geneva Riddle Conrad. He worked in heavy equipment sales and was a member of Oak Hill Church of God of Prophecy, Temple, Ga. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Glada Groves Conrad; two sons, Danny Conrad and Mark Conrad, both of Carrollton; one brother, Haymond Conrad of Grantsville; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Geraldine Conrad.

Services were held at J. Collins Funeral Home, Villa Rica, Ga., with Rev. Ralph Bryant officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery with full military honors.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 June 2005

SAMUEL COOK

Samuel L. Cook, 70, of Ft. Washington, Md., died Friday, June 3, 2005, at his home. He was born in Roanoke, Va., the son of the late William Hamilton Cook and Iva Jeanette Clark Cook. He was a retired Chief Warrant Office 3 from the U.S. Army National Guard with 33 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Emogene Campbell Cook; two sons, Jeffrey Cook of Ft. Washington and Steven Cook and wife Patty of Sand Ridge; and one grandchild, Bradley Cook of Shock.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McBride officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2008

BERNARD COON

Bernard D. Coon, Sr., 75, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Rocksdale, the son of the late Fred and Etta Husk Coon.

He served in the U.S. Army at 3rd Armored Division, Fort Knox, Ky., and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are two daughters, Kelli Collins and husband David of Stumptown and Etta Coon of Grantsville; one son, Bernard Coon, Jr., of Easton, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Fay Coon; one daughter, Susan Ostrander; three brothers, Gifford Coon, Holly Coon and Fred Coon; and two sisters, Nancy McKown and Daisy Donato.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2001

CHARLES COON

Charles H. Coon, 49, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Mt. Zion.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of Murlene J. Coon of Mt. Zion and the late Fred Coon. He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Darlene Prendergast Coon; two sons, Andrew S. Coon and Charles H. Coon, Jr., both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Asia L. Coon of Parkersburg; and four sisters, Sheila Hardbarger of Elizabeth, Beverly Wagoner of South Point, Ohio, Norma J. Coon of Mt. Zion and Sandra Luskin of Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Freddie D. Coon.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 July 2008

FAY COON

Fay Coon, 64, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Boonton, N.J., the daughter of the late Augustin and Anita Melillo.

She was retired from B.F. Goodrich.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Bernard Coon, Sr.; two daughters, Kelli Collins of Stumptown and Etta Coon of Grantsville; one son, Bernard Coon II of Easton, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Ostrander; one brother, Anthony Melillo; and one sister, Josephine Buskirk.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 04 November 2004

MURLENE COON

Murlene J. Coon, 75, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Orde C. Starcher and Nellie Husk Starcher. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur.

Surviving are four daughters, Beverly Wagner of South Point, Ohio, Norma J. Coon of Mt. Zion, Sandra S. Luskin of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and Sheila R. Hardbarger of Elizabeth; one sister, Wanda Lee Kerby of Elizabeth; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grand­children; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Coon, Jr., and two sons, Freddie Dean Coon and Charles Howard Coon.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Coon Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2007

DOLLIE COOPER

Dollie J. Cooper, 60, of Washington, formerly of Chloe, died Monday, Mar. 12, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Arno and Roxie Siers Cooper. She was a laboratory assistant for E.I. DuPont Co., Washington.

Surviving are one daughter/niece, Melissa Pulit of Vienna; two brothers, Tom Cooper of Arnoldsburg and Glen Sears of Chloe; one nephew, John Cooper of Parkersburg; and her loving companion, Ferris Nedeff of Washington.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002 (Obituary from June 5, 1960)

EDWARD COOPER

Edward Cooper, 63, of Annamoriah, died Saturday evening at his home.

He was born at Annamoriah, the son of the late David and Hulda Wright Cooper. He was a retired farmer and oil field worker.

Surviving are two brothers, Dell Cooper of Mt. Zion and Roy Cooper of Spencer; and three sisters, Blanche Kirby and Roxie Riggs, both of Joker, and Lucy Stallman of Pineville, Ohio.

Services were held at Bryner Chapel, near Annamoriah, with Rev. Harold Duskey officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Little Creek.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 August 2002

ALEXANDER JAMES CARRIE COOPER

Alexander James Carrie Cooper, 20, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at his home.

He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of Elizabeth E. Myers of Grantsville and the late Alva L. Cooper.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his step-father, Robert Myers of Grantsville; one sister, Laurrell Alexander of Portland; two aunts, Margorie Ellsworth of Seattle, Wash., and Janice Ellsworth of New York, N.Y.; one cousin, Seth Berg of New York, N.Y.; and his best friend, Floyd (J.R) Keener of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Dr. Albert J. and Helen Ellsworth.

Memorial services will be held Friday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, near Grantsville, with Rev. David Glockner officiating. Stump Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 May 2005

BROOKS COOPER

Brooks L. Cooper, 80, of Chloe, died Friday, May 13, 2005.

He was born at Nebo, the son of the late Lambert and Rebecca Cooper. He was the former owner of Cooper’s Hardware, Chloe, and in recent years, he operated a tack shop. He was a member of Linden Masonic Lodge and attended Mud Fork Union Church.

Surviving are one son, Bob Cooper of Chloe; one daughter, Vicky Haid of Charleston; two granddaughters, Lisa and Millie; two great-granddaughters, Reagan and Sarah; one brother, Harry Cooper of Norton, Ohio; and four sisters, Bina Hicks of Akron, Ohio, Elva Browning of Charleston, Elva Vaughan of St. Albans and Marlene Potasnik of Nebo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Arnold Cooper; one infant daughter; one son; one brother; and six sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Meadows officiating. Burial was in Cooper-Mollohan Cemetery, Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002

EVA VIRGINIA COOPER

Eva Virginia Brumage Cooper, 88, of Vienna, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Walter Howard and India Lee Rice Brumage. She attended school in the Mineral Wells area and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1933. She worked at American Viscose, Internal Revenue Service and Wood County Bank, and was an Avon representative for more than 25 years. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one son, Michael Cooper of Morgantown; one daughter, Cynthia J. Cooper of Vienna; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Harry Daniel Cooper, in April, 1989; three brothers, Wilbert, Harold and James Brumage; and one sister, Grayce Brumage Dawson.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Sharon West and Rev. Michael Hickman officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 June 2003

FORREST COOPER

Forrest A. Cooper, 79, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Howard and Jane Shrader Cooper. He was a self-employed contractor. He built and was founder and pastor of Parkersburg Revival Center. He traveled throughout the U.S. and Jamaica preaching evangelistic services.

Surviving are his wife, Cathy Schulz Cooper; two sons, Forrest Michael Cooper and Stephen N. Cooper, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one daughter, Sharon Kay Ketterling of Oklahoma City; one adopted daughter, Emily Jane Clark of Parkersburg; one sister, Byrnadeen Offutt of Millstone; one brother, Bernstein N. Cooper of Pineville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grand­children.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard D. Cooper.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with David Carpenter and Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Little Creek.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 April 2003

HARRY COOPER

Harry Willard Cooper, 83, of Waterford, Ohio, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Richardson, Calhoun County, the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Julia Ann Cooper Tucker. He graduated from Wirt County High School and attended Glenville State College for two years. After teaching two years and serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, he completed bachelor and masters degrees at Illinois State University. He served more than 30 years in Wolf Creek Local School District, Ohio.

Surviving are his second wife of eight years, Jane Leone Cooper; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; four step-children; nine step-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alberta Staubus Yoder Cooper; one son, Harry Ronald Cooper; two step-brothers; one step-sister; and one grandson.

Services were held at McCurdy Funeral Home, Beverly, Ohio, with Rev. Garry Hogue officiating. Burial was in Waterford Cemetery with military rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2007

HARRY COOPER

Harry D. Cooper, 83, of Norton, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.

He was born at Nebo, the son of the late Lambert Myers Cooper and Rebecca Mollohan Cooper. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Nashville. He retired from PPG and was a member of Coventry Lodge 83, AF&AM, and Home Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Dorma Murphy of White Oak; one son, Jerry Cooper; one grandson; four sisters, Bina Hicks of Akron, Ohio, Marlene Potasnik Tanner of Nebo, Elva Browning of Charleston and Elza Vaughan of St. Albans. In-laws include Arthur and Flona Murphy.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Brooks Cooper of Chloe and Bazil Cooper, and six sisters, Jessie Thompson, Dottie Brannon, Gertie Hardway, Georgia Cooper, Sylvia Cooper and Margaret Shearer.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with Rev. Jim Ellis officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Nov 2003

MABEL COOPER

Mabel V. Price Cooper, 90, of Spencer, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Alta Cleavenger Price. She was a homemaker and member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Steven L. and David Cooper, both of Spencer; one sister, Furn Martin of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Cooper; one brother, Hobert "Pug" Price; and two sisters, Genevieve Boston Smith and Mary Kay Morford.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Beth Peters officiating. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2001

NELLIE COOPER

Nellie Cooper, 97, of Annamoriah, died Sunday, Mar. 4, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Sally Wright Basnett.

Surviving are three grandsons, George Cooper of Annamoriah, Gary Cooper of Portland, Ohio, and Jerry Cooper of Parkersburg; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Cooper and Daniel Cooper, both of Annamoriah, and Chrisie Cooper and Gary Lee Cooper, both of Portland, Ohio; and one sister, Mary Wolverton of Big Bend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Cooper; one son, Clarence Cooper; and six brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in snider Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 5 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2002 (Obituary from Sept. 1950)

VIRGIL DAVID COOPER

Virgil David Cooper, 25, died Sept. 26, 1950, in a Veterans Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born at Cremo, the son of Delbert and Bessie Cooper. He was converted in September, 1945, and later was baptized and joined Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He enlisted in the Army on Mar. 12, 1947, and served 1 year, 6 months, and 16 days, with 9 months spent in Germany. He received a medical discharge on Sept. 27, 1948.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, Ralph of Cremo and Bernard and Dale, both at home; five sisters, Lorraine Greathouse of Parkersburg and Juanita, Faye, Gail and Carol, all at home; and six nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Cooper and Sfs. Boyd L. Cooper, who was killed in action in Korea, Sept. 18, 1950, after serving in the Army since Apr. 30, 1946.

Services were held at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. H.B. Strickland of Clover, Rev. Raymond Straight of Tarriff and Rev. Bud Graham of Creston officiating.

Military graveside rites were conducted by Victor Hamilton Post No. 82, American Legion, at Wright Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

ETHEL COPEN

Ethel B. Copen, 82, of Chestnut Run, Wirt County, died Friday, Apr. 6, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Walter L. Smith and Mary Smith Rupert. She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle and Wirt County Senior Citizens.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Hayes Copen and Lloyd Copen, both of Elizabeth; four daughters, Mary Enoch of Elizabeth, Betty Winans of Newark, Gladys Fordyce of Mineral Wells and Peggy Hendrickson of Fairbanks, Alaska; two brothers, Basil Smith of Stillwater, Ohio, and Dale Smith of Dothan, Ala.; two sisters, Eula Reynolds of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Rita Smith of Stillwater; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Burton Copen, in 1995; one son, Robert Copen; two daughters, Mabel Copen and Carolyn Copen; one sister, Ester Cunningham; six brothers, Homer, Okey, Oaoatha, Denver, Walter and Hays Smith; tow half-brothers, Lovel Smith and Ernest Smith; two half-sisters, Glady Cain and Ruth Perkins; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Owl Hill United Methodist Church, Chestnut Run, with Rev. Tim Hopkins officiating. Burial was in Owl Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 January 1981

ARCHIE M. COTTRELL.

Archie Monroe Cottrell, 62, of Nicut, died Friday, Dec. 26, [1980], at Calhoun General hospital.

Cottrell was born in Gilmer county, a son of the late Henry and Margaret Sholes Cottrell. He was formerly employed by Carlon Plastic Corp. of Aurora, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Cottrell; seven daughters, Kathy McCumbers of Stumptown, Nellie Hall and Phyllis Skelton of Jonesboro, Georgia, Nancy Conrad of Orma, Margaret McCumbers and Joann Cottrell of Nicut, Shirley Schartiger of Navarre, Ohio; six sons, Robert, Denver, Harry and Henry Cottrell, all of Warren, Ohio, Herman Cottrell of Birstolville, Ohio, Larry Cottrell of Nicut; a sister, Belle McCumbers of Orrville, Ohio; three brothers, Rufner Cottrell of Fametown, Odell Cottrell of Rosedale and Kelsey Cottrell of Terra Haute, Pa.; three half sisters, Rachel Helmick of Glenville, Delma Curry of Linesdale, Alabama, and Hazel Radcliff of Buckhannon; three half brothers, Albert Cottrell of Akron, Haymon Cottrell of Glenville and Fred Cottrell of Cox's Mills; his stepmother, Dottie Quick of Glenville; 35 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, Dec. 29, [1980] at the Rosedale United Methodist church with the Rev. Johnny Alfred officiating and burial was in the Cottrell cemetery at Rosedale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 November 2002

BEULAH FAYE COTTRELL

Beulah Faye Cottrell, 89, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John Milton and Lucinda Sears King.

Surviving are her husband, Elmer (Bucky) Cottrell; two daughters, Carol Matheney Jones of Arnoldsburg and Sharon Lowther of Paris, Ohio; four sons, Dean of Garrettsville, Ohio, Grant of Mentor, Ohio, Richard of Arnoldsburg and George (Jody) of Ravenna, Ohio; one sister, June Garcia of Lorain, Ohio; one brother, Ray King of Lorain; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Turner; one great-grandson, Dean Rutherford; three sisters, Beryle King, Gae King and Gathel Bishop; and three brothers, Doy, Russ and Tom King.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Matheney officiating. Burial will be in King Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 September 2000

BID COTTRELL

Bid Cottrell, 85, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Frozen Run, the son of the late French and Estie Cottrill Cottrell. He was retired from Crown Steel Corp., Orrville, Ohio, and was a metal finisher.

Surviving are three sons, Doy, Dall and Jamie Cottrell, all of Point Marion, Pa.; two daughters, Mary Ann Crovesgrove of Baltimore, Md., and Leona Brooks of Point Marion; one brother, Roosevelt Cottrell of Morgantown; two sisters, Hanie Lane of Nicut and Marie Johnson of Canton, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Cottrell; one daughter, Verde Teeter; five sisters; and two brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1030 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Cottrell Cemetery, Shock.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 December 2008

CLENTON LANDO COTTRELL

Clenton Lando Cottrell, 90, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Oka, the son of the late Elliot and Flora Jarvis Cottrell.

He served in World War II and retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service. He was retired from Spencer State Hospital and was a farmer.

Surviving are three daughters, Ramonda Carpenter of Walton and Sharon Cottrell and Karen Cottrell Cummings, both of Spencer; two sons, Larry Cottrell of Gandeeville and Steve Cottrell of London, Ken.; one brother, Warren Cottrell of Tariff; 14 grand-children; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys E. Cook Cottrell; his second wife, Evelyn Marie Hoselton Cottrell; two sisters, Gracie Badgett and Orva Barney; four brothers, Lester, Paris, Daris and Ezra Cottrell; one grandson, Jeff Cottrell; one granddaughter, April Cottrell; and two great-granddaughters, Faith and Hope Cottrell.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Greathouse officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, with military graveside rites conducted by several area Roane County veteran's groups.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 August 2004

ELMER COTTRELL

Elmer Cottrell, 96, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Silas and Sarah Hunt Cottrell. He was a former timber cutter and farmer.

Surviving are three sons, Dean Cottrell of Garrettsville, Ohio, Grant Cottrell of Mentor, Ohio, and Richard Cottrell of Arnoldsburg; one daughter, Sharon Lowther of Paris, Ohio; one step-daughter, Carol Jones of Arnoldsburg; and several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah King Cottrell; one daughter, Barbara Turner; two brothers, George and Samuel Cottrell; and four sisters, Dora, Clara, Cora and Elsie.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

GEORGE COTTRELL

George (Jody) Cottrell, 59, of Ravenna, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Apr. 25, 2003, at home.

He was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Bucky Cottrell of Arnoldsburg and the late Beulah Cottrell. He was a retired machinist for Rotek Corp. with over 30 years of service.

Surviving in addition to his father were two daughters, Leslie Wilson and Robin Cottrell, both of Ravenna; two sisters, Carol Metheney Jones of Arnoldsburg and Sharon Lowther of Paris, Ohio; three brothers, Dean Cottrell of Garrettsville, Ohio, Grant Cottrell of Mentor, Ohio, and Dick Cottrell of Arnoldsburg; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Turner.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in King Ceme­tery, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 July 2002

GLEN COTTRELL

Glen Cottrell, 74, of Stumptown, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jack and Lona Bell Dobbins Cottrell. He was a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways and was a pipeline construction worker.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Cottrell; one daughter, Mary Sue Cottrell of Stumptown; one brother, Emory Cottrell of Spencer; and one sister, Gladys Craddock of Leatherbark.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ray, Ferrell, Clyde and Ronzel Cottrell.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" -10 May 2001

ETTA MACIL COTTRELL

Etta Macil Cottrell, 69, of Shock, Gilmer County, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Claude and Clara Cottrell Rogers. She was a member of Frozen Run Baptist Church, near Shock, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Russell Cottrell; four sons, Calvin Cottrell of Parkersburg, Troy Cottrell of Shock, Bobby Cottrell of Stumptown and Randall Cottrell of Spencer; five sisters, Glenna Thomas, Shirley Collins and Erma Collins, all of Virginia, Pauline George of Tennessee and Maxine McCumbers of Nicut; five brothers, Jim Rogers of Grantsville, Virgil Rogers of North Caroline, Robert Rogers and Bacil Rogers, both of Ohio, and Nelson Rogers of Shock; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Cemetery, Frozen Run, near Nicut. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 February 2009

LARRY COTTRELL.

Larry Cottrell, 63, of Palestine, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Woodrow and Ocie Parsons Cottrell.

He was a 1965 graduate of Wirt County High School. He retired from International Converters, Inc., Belpre, and was Independent Full Gospel by faith.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Darlene Buffington Cottrell; three sons, Larry Lean Cottrell of Elizabeth, Darren Lane Cottrell of Lubeck and Dusten Shawn Cottrell of Palestine; one daughter, Angela Dawn McMullen of Palestine; six grandchildren; two brothers, twin Jerry Cottrell of Palestine and Stanley Cottrell of Elizabeth; two sisters, Geraldine Bailey of Newark and Sharon Burnside of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor William Cottrell and Pastor Jerry Cottrell officiating. Burial was in Mt. William Cemetery, Blue Goose.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 June 2001

OCIE COTTRELL

Ocie Cottrell, 88, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Henry Curtis and Lucy Tucker Parsons. She was a homemaker and a member of Jesus' Revival Center.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Woodrow Cottrell; three sons, Stanley Cottrell of Elizabeth and Larry Cottrell and Jerry Cottrell, both of Palestine; two daughters, Geraldine Bailey and Sharon Burnside, both of Elizabeth; two brothers, Manford Parsons of Elizabeth and Everett Parsons of Petroleum; one sister, Vada Reip of Nicut; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Perry Parsons, Joe Parsons, Seldon Parsons, John Parsons and Okey Parsons; five sisters, Emily Cottrell, Ella Brown, Josephine Frame, Alberta Goodrich and Tennessee Greathouse; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with ministers Jerry Cottrell and Jeff Cottrell officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2006

JANIEVE COTTRELL

Janieve P. Cottrell, 70, of Amboy, Ind., died at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru, Ind.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Earl and Ruby Lowe White. She was a homemaker and member of North Grove Church.

Surviving are her husband, Guy J. Cottrell, whom she married Oct. 14, 1952, at Millstone; two sons, Earl Robert of Amboy and Jimmy Darrell of Idaville, Ind.; one sister, Doris Reynolds of Grantsville; and two brothers, Charles of Mantua, Ohio, and Nelson of Remington, Ind.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Wilma, Clara and Judy, and four brothers, Shirley, Paul, Glen and Archie.

Services and burial were held at North Grove Church, Amboy.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 2 December 2004

OKEY LEE COTTRELL

Okey Lee Cottrell, 82, of Ivydale, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at his home.

He was born at Oka, the son of the late John and Glenna McGlaughlin Cottrell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was pastor of Mud Fork Union Church, near Chloe, where he had served for 15 years. He had also pastored Rush Fork Com­munity Church, Groves Creek Community Church, and others.

Surviving are his wife, Alma Nellie Truman Cottrell; three daughters, Lois Cummings of Chloe, Kay Coleman of Ivydale and Tern Funk of lvydale; four sons, Lewis Cottrell of Nebo, Roy Cottrell of Martinsburg and Randy Cottrell and Ronnie Cottrell, both of Clay; one sister, Donna “Toots” Mollohan of Servia; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2007

ORPHA COTTRELL

Orpha Cottrell, 88, of Spencer, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, in Miletree Center, Spencer. She was born September 18, 1919, in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ernest and Martha West Brannon. She was a homemaker and a Christian.Surviving are one son, Kenneth L. Cottrell of Spencer; one sister, Ernestine Keaton and husband Kenneth of Orma; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Cottrell; one brother, Howard V. Brannon; and three sisters; Letha Simons, Mary Ann Rouse, and June Miller. Services were scheduled Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating, and burial in the Clover Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 6 August 2009

RICHARD COTTRELL

Richard "Dick" Cottrell, 66, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, after a tractor accident.

He was born in Pennsylvania, the son of the late Elmer "Bucky" and Beulah King Cottrell.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Antoinette "Toni" Cottrell; one son, Rick Cottrell of Rosedale; three daughters, Tina, Cindy and Melissa Cottrell of Ravenna, Ohio; two step-daughters, Betty and Marci Hall; two step-sons, Bob and Mike Hall of Ohio; one sister, Carol Jones of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Dean Cottrell of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Grant Cottrell of Mentor, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara and Sharon, and one brother, George.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in King Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation will be held Friday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

THELMA COTTRELL

Thelma Conley Cottrell, 90, of Morgantown, formerly of Chloe, died Friday, Mar. 16, 2001, at Sundale Nursing Home, Morgantown.

She was born in Calhoun County, graduated from Glenville State College and received a master's degree at West Virginia University. She was a retired elementary school teacher in Calhoun and Clay counties with 30 years of service. She was a member of WVU Alumni Association and Rebecca Lodge, Minnora.

Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Berdeal Conley of Morgantown; three granddaughters, Laura Conley Rinehart of Charleston, Linda Corrado of Milford, Del., and Lisa Conley of Nitro; and one niece, Freda Ware of Port Clinton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Delmar Conley; second husband, Walter Cottrell; and one son, William F. Conley.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 March 2001

VOLLIE COTTRELL

Vollie G. Cottrell, 84, of Washington, W.Va., died Saturday, Mar. 24, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Big Otter, the son of the late Harvey and Mary Jarvis Cottrell. He retired from Ohio Dept. of Transportation in 1977 after 20 years of service. He was a member of Jefferson Baptist Temple.

Surviving are one son, Larry Cottrell of Orma; two daughters, Barbara Travis of Washington and Geneva Lucas of Kingman, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jesse Cottrell of Ontario, Ohio; one sister, Artie Mayes of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Delbert, Doy and Harvey Cottrell, and four sisters, Dorothy Deel, Gaye Brannon, Ida Kurtzman and Oma Cottrell.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Bill Angel officiating. Burial was in Cottrell Cemetery, Okey, with a graveside committal service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 7 April 2005

WAVELENE COTTRELL

Wavelene Cottrell, 64, of Sand Ridge, died Friday, Apr. 1, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

She was a life-long resident of Calhoun County and was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Cathy Lamp of Grantsville, Marilyn McKinney of Summersville and Julia Daniels of North Carolina; four sons, Billy Hardway and Tommy Hardway, both of Arnoldsburg, and David Cottrell and Ronnie Cottrell, both of Waverly; and two sisters, Pearl Carpenter of Arnoldsburg and Sue Minney of Orma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Cottrell; one son, Jerry Hardway; and one sister, Macel Murphy; and one brother.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Cottrell Family Cemetery, with Pastor Matt Morrison officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Nov 2003

WOODROW COTTRELL

Woodrow Cottrell, 89, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Perry and Laura Rogers Cottrell. He had retired from Ravens Metal Co. after 16 years of service and had also been employed by Curry Lumber Co. as a timber cutter. He attended Jesus Revival Center Church.

Surviving are three sons, Stanley Cottrell of Elizabeth and Larry Cottrell and Jerry Cottrell, both of Palestine; two daughters, Sharon Burnside and Geraldine Bailey, both of Elizabeth; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, John Wesley Cottrell of Elizabeth; and one sister, Cleo Lawson of Elizabeth.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ocie Parsons Cottrell; seven brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor William Cottrell officiating and Bishop Jerry Cottrell and Pastor Jeff Cottrell assisting. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

BECKY MARIE COTTRILL

Becky Marie Cottrill, 75, of Frametown, died Thursday, Mar. 23, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Calvin and Virchie Carpenter Nichols. She was a member of Rosedale United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Mildred Speed of Frametown and Madeline Wood and Karen Hart, both of Shock; two sons, Clelly Frame and John Howes, both of Frametown; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufner Cottrill; 11 brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Rosedale U.M. Church with Rev. Robert Paintiff and Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 May 2001

CLARA COTTRILL

Clara Belle Spencer Cottrill, 82, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clem and Coria B. Smith Spencer. She was a homemaker and a member of Edgelawn United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Chester R. Cottrill, Sr., of Parkersburg; one son, Larry Cottrill of Parkersburg; one brother, Harley Spencer of Parkersburg; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Chester R. Cottrill II; one brother, Cecil Spencer; and one sister, Esther Woodford.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Danny McVey officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 January 2009

CYRIL HUGH COTTRILL

Cyril Hugh Cottrill, 73, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Nathan and Missouri Bishop Cottrill.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a self-employed sawmill operator.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Juanita Harris Cottrill; one son, Bobby J. Cottrill of Big Springs; two step-sons, Leroy E. Starcher of Leroy and Howard E. Starcher of Speedwell, Tenn.; two step-daughters, Wanda L. Bennett of Omaha, Neb., and Nina J. Jones of Glenville; two sisters, Rose Ann Turner of Glenville and Mona Skidmore of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder George Rose officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Baptist Church Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Dec 2003

DENVER COTTRILL

Denver G. Cottrill, 63, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Rosedale, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Altman Hospital, Canton.

He was born at Shock, the son of the late Archie and Ruth Perkins Cottrill.

Surviving are two sons, Roger of Tennessee and Gregory of Warren, Ohio; one granddaughter; five brothers, Larry Cottrill of Canton, Robert Cottrill, Hurman Cottrill and Henry Cottrill, all of Warren, Ohio, and Harry Cottrill and wife Debra of Grantsville; six sisters, Shirley Schartiger of Navarre, Ohio, Joan King of Front Royal, Va., Phyllis Skelton of McDonough, Ga., Kathleen West of Spencer and Margaret McCumbers and Nellie Hall, both of Rose-dale; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Cottrill; one son, Archie Dewayne Cottrill; and one sister, Nancy Cottrill.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Cottrill Cemetery, Rosedale. Visitation was scheduled from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 May 2008

EMORY COTTRILL

Emory Cottrill, 91, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Jack and Lona Bell Dobbins Cottrill.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a pipeline construction worker and timberman.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Offutt Cottrill, and one son, Darrell.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2008

NORMA JEAN NORMAN COTTRILL

Norma Jean Schoolcraft Norman Cottrill, 77, of New Bern, N.C., formerly of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008.

She was born at Sand Ridge, the daughter of the late Harley and Louise Ross Schoolcraft.

Surviving are three sons, Donzel Norman and wife Cathy of New Bern, Harley Norman and wife Pam of Lynchburg, Va., and Vernon Norman and wife Gloria of Creston; one daughter, Norma Mowrey and husband Ron of Arnoldsburg; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers; Gordon Schoolcraft of Orma, Leon Schoolcraft of Elyria, Ohio, and Raymond Schoolcraft of Grantsville; and one sister, Lou Schoolcraft Boggs of McCellandtown, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donzel "Dude" Norman; one brother, John Schoolcraft; and one sister, Nina Schoolcraft Groves.

She was cremated at her request. Private burial will be held at the family's convenience in Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 October 2002

OPAL BERNEAL COTTRILL

Opal Berneal Cottrill, 75, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late Enos and Birta Nitz Offutt.

Surviving are her husband, Emory Cottrill, whom she married on Sept. 24, 1945; two sisters, Patsy Lautanen of Jefferson, Ohio, and Betty Hedrick of Brandenburg, Ky.; and two brothers, Donald Offutt of Jefferson, Ohio, and Duane Offutt of Andover, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one son, Deral Cottrill, and two sisters, Barbara Offutt and Luella Offutt Cobb.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2008

REECE COTTRILL

Reece "Fuzzy" Cottrill, 81, of Spencer, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Frozen Run, the son of the late Ezra and Ellen Salyers Cottrill.

He worked as a laborer and retired as custodian from Gilmer County Schools. He was a member of Frozen Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Suzanna Bennett Cottrill; four daugh-ters, Virginia Covalt of LaGrange, Ohio, Carolyn Conley and Patty Woods, both of Spencer, and Sheila Nelson of Poca; three sons, James "Ace" Cottrill of Normantown, Burlan Cottrill of Cleveland, Ohio, and Steven Cottrill of Shock; two sisters, Annabelle Stump of Orma and Myretta Riley of Stumptown; four brothers, Ronzel "Cobb" Cottrill of Warren, Ohio, Russell "Dee" Cottrill of Shock, Denzil "Leon" Cottrill of Mt. Zion and Denver "Paul" Cottrill of Nicut; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva and Mae.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating, and burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Normantown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 December 2009

WILLIAM DOVE COTTRILL

William Dove Cottrill, 90, of Rosedale, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late General George Cottrill and Freda Dillon Cottrill. He was a timberman and pipeline construction worker.

Surviving are five children, Karen Lietz of Parkersburg, Shirley Schmidt of Elyria, Ohio, Gene Cottrill and Steven Joe Cottrill, both of Rosedale, and Judy Cottrill of Wooster, Ohio; three brothers, Don Cottrill and Glen Cottrill, both of Rosedale, and Eugene Cottrill of Newbury, Ohio; two sisters, Ruth Kirk of Newbury and Merle Jarvis of Gassaway; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Mae Norman Cottrill; one son, Harry Cottrill; one granddaughter, Amelia Nicole Cottrill; one sister, Vena Clark; and one brother, Orville Dale Cottrill.

At Mr. Cottrill's request, there were no services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2005

CLEO COWAN

Cleo D. “Ben” Cowan, 85, of Harrisville, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Harrisville, the son of the late George W. and Augusta Sinnett Cowan. He was retired from Walker Manufacturing, Parkersburg. He was a charter member of Deerwalk Volunteer Fire Dept. and former Wood Co. Republican Party chairman.

Surviving are eight sons, Dexter Lee Cowan of Cocoa, Fla., Earl C. Cowan of Rock Hill, S.C., Michael Todd Davis of Waverly, Walter Mace of Sistersville, Duane Mace of Coolville, Ohio, Dwight Mace and Gary Sutphin, both of Parkersburg, and Larry Sutphin of Vienna; three daughters, Sharon V. Shriner of Parkers-burg, Shelby E. Eldreth of Canton, Ohio, and Evelyn “Penny” Todd of Waverly; two brothers, Emery Cowan of Massillon, Ohio, and Omar Cowan of Belpre; two sisters, Oma Jean Wilson of Massillon and Leona Ward of Grantsville; 30 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; and special friend and caregiver, Barb Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Cowan; four brothers, Dennis, Olan, Lawrence and George Cowan, Jr.; and two sisters, Juanita Simons and Gladys Iring.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Roger Barnes officiating, and burial in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

BARBARA COZZENS

Barbara K. Cozzens, 61, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 17, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Denver Kerby and Edith Greenleaf Riffle. She had worked for Belpre Cleaners and attended Porterfield Baptist Church. She was a 44-year member of Ben Fortney Rebekah Lodge #694 and associate member of Glenville Rebekah Lodge #104. She was an advisor of Belle Prairie Theta Rho Girls Club #64, president of Ohio Rebekah Assembly from 1995-1996, representative to International Association of Rebekah Assemblies in 1995, and honor guard of International Association of Rebekah Assemblies in 1996. She was a member of Daughters of America Chester Council #323, Chester, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Cozzens; two sons, Scott Cozzens of Vincent and Jeff Cozzens of Parkersburg; six granddaughters, aunt and uncle. EE and Al of Glenville, who raised her; one sister, Beverly Trovinger of Belpre; one brother, Mryon "Pete" Riffle of Belpre; uncle, George Belnap of Cedarville; two nephews; and several nieces.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Craig Cozzens.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Mark Eaton officiating, and burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Belpre.

A memorial dedication will be given to the Rebekah Assembly of West Virginia Educational Fund.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2000

BESSIE CRADDOCK

Bessie Craddock, 82, of Creston, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James Ernest and Rosie Slider Craddock. She was a member of Bryner Chapel Church.

Surviving is one sister, Pauline Hamblin of Creston.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Holly and Averil Craddock, and two sisters, Lona Craddock and Millie Starcher.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glen McBride and Rev. John Miller officiating, and burial in Slider Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 June 2004

BROWN CRADDOCK

Brown Craddock, 93, of Big Bend, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Altizer, the son of the late George and Margaret Little Craddock. He was retired from Weston State Hospital and was a member of Stoney Point Church, near Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Craddock; one sister, Murell Basnett of Mt. Zion; one step-daughter, Rachel Jones of Arnolds-burg; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Allie Craddock; two brothers, Howard and Cecil; and one sister, Pearl Sampson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"The Daily Record" (Wooster, Ohio) - Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Doyle Craddock

RITTMAN - Doyle R. Craddock, 69, of Rittman, died unexpectedly Monday evening, August 15, 2005, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, where he was taken after becoming ill at his home.

He was born on June 19, 1936, in Arnoldsburg, W.Va. to Glover and Ellen (Slider) Craddock and moved to Rittman in 1954.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954-1956 and was employed at the Packaging Corporation of America for 41 years until retiring in 1999

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001

ERMA CRADDOCK

Erma B. Craddock, 84, of Elder Care, Ripley, formerly of Millstone, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Elder Care.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Ola Newell Wood.

Surviving are two sons, Ron Craddock of Millstone and Lewis Craddock of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Arlona Brannon of Parkersburg and Marge Morrow of Seal Beach, Calif.; three brothers, Hays Wood of Conneaut, Ohio, Frank Wood of North Bend, Wash., and Ken Wood of Palestine; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Craddock, and three brothers, Faye, Paige and Ray Wood.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 May 2005

FAUSTINE STUMP CRADDOCK

Faustine Stump Craddock, 81, of Baton Rouge, La., died Tuesday, May 17, 2005. She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fell Stump.

She attended Glenville State College, received a bachelor of science degree from Wayne State University and did her graduate work at MSU. Her teaching career consisted of positions in West Virginia, Maryland, Michigan and Louisiana. She was a charter member of the Samaritan Club and belonged to University Baptist Church. Part of her past volunteer work included the American Cancer Society, Operation Upgrade, teaching of adult non-readers, and a benefactor of Trianon, aiding the mentally challenged.

Surviving are two sons, Samuel N. Craddock, Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., and Jefferson S. Craddock of Saudi Arabia; two daughters, Sarah C. Morrison, Charge d’Affair, U.S. Embassy, Equatorial Guinea, and Jo Craddock-Green of Baton Rouge; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and one sister, Agra S. Fowler of Ocala, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel N. Craddock.

A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. George Haile in Baton Rouge and burial will be in Glenville at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2001

IDA PEARL CRADDOCK

Ida Pearl Craddock, 96, of Leroy, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood.

She was born at Milo, the daughter of the late George and Esther Starcher Griffin. She was a grandmother at Arnoldsburg Elementary School and attended Southern Baptist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are two sons, Donald Craddock of Leroy and Thurl Craddock of Medina, Ohio; two brothers, Ferrell Griffin of Parkersburg and Lawrence Griffin of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe L. Craddock, in 1974; three sisters, Eula Nicholson, Lizzie Griffin and Myrtle Griffin; and three brothers, Clarence Griffin, Lora Griffin and Rex Griffin.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. McClellan Nicholson of Blanchester, Ohio, officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2001

JOE CRADDOCK

Joe A. Craddock, 67, of Spencer, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Oral and Grace Atkinson Craddock. He worked 35 years for C&P Telephone Co. and AT&T, retiring in 1990. He continued in telephone contracting business until his death.

He was a 1952 graduate of Spencer High School, where he played football and basketball. He was a member of Spencer Church of the Nazarene and Spencer-Roane Volunteer Fire Dept. He served as assistant fire chief for eight years and was a 50-year member of the department. He was elected Citizen of the Year by Roane County Chamber of Commerce for 2000.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Anna Belle Webb Craddock; one daughter, Angela Mace of Spencer; four sons, Jeff of Ashland, Ky., Greg of Ripley, and Chris and Mark, both of Spencer; six granddaughters; eight grandsons; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Janet Burgess of Spencer and Linda Reed of Ripley.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother and two infant grandsons.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2001

BRENDA JOYCE CRAIG

Brenda Joyce (B.J.) Craig, 53, of Orma, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in Hospice Care Center, Akron, Ohio.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Edward and Agnes Cadle Ball.

She was a former employee of B&C Machine Co., Barberton, Ohio, and was a professional singer in the Barberton area. She was a gospel singer and a member of Glendale Baptist Church, Barberton.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Elliott of Barberton and Angela Gumbarevic of Stittsville, N.Y.; one son, Anthony Gumbarevic of Jefferson, Pa.; two sisters, Margaret Murphy of Chloe and Ginger Farrell of Akron; one brother, Dana Ball of Akron; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial was in Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 July 2003

DARE CRAWFORD

Dare V. Crawford, 90, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, June 27, 2003, in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William T. and Oma Esther Wood Crawford. He was a member of Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge, and was a retired carpenter and stone mason.

Surviving are three sons, Stanley D. Crawford and Michael Crawford, both of Columbus, Ohio, and William David Crawford of Rittman, Ohio; three daughters, Carolyn Sue Wilson of Spencer, Sandra Hathaway of Mineral Wells and Sharon Lee Combs of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Ursula Jo Powell of Barberton, Ohio, and Etta Crawford of Millstone; 11 grandchildren; four step-grand­children; 11 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Greta Crawford, in June 2000; three brothers, Glen Crawford, W.T. Crawford, Jr., and Gray Crawford; and four sisters, Grace Carpenter, Mildred Rennie, Jean Maurawski and Peggy Miller.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2007

DAVID STEPHEN CRAWFORD

David Stephen Crawford, 61, of Elkins, died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at his residence.

He was born at Parkersburg, the son of the late Bonnidene and Veon Crawford. Upon graduation from WVU, he began a career at Family Drug Store, Elkins, in 1968. He served as director of pharmacy for Davis Memorial Hospital for 18 years and formed Pharm-C, Inc., in December 1988 to provide professional staff and management to long term care facilities and assisted living facilities. He practiced pharmacy at Health Center Pharmacy until his death. At age 29, he was the youngest president of W.Va. Pharmaceutical Association and served in multiple state, national and international offices for the American Pharmaceutical Association and became chairman of its board in 1987. He assisted young pharmacists by serving as a pharmacy preceptor for WVU School of Pharmacy.

He served as president and longtime member of Elkins Rotary and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Masonic Bodies of Parkersburg, AF&AM, Nemesis Shrine Temple and Scottish Rite No. 1, Wheeling. He served as president and campaign chair of Randolph County United Way. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Elkins. His life was devoted to caring for people, not only through the profession of pharmacy, but he was a mentor for many young men and women in the health care field. He loved his family and loved playing with his grandson.

Surviving are his wife, Kandes McClain Crawford, whom he married in 1965; one daughter, Stephanie Elin Haynes and husband Voras of Elkins; one grandson, Nicholas Crawford Haynes; mother-in-law, Leota B. McClain; one brother, Larry V. Crawford and wife Ann of Lost Creek; one niece, Rachel Wilkinson; one nephew, Larry Crawford II; and several cousins. He was the Godfather of Katherine Cain and Stephen Walker.

He was preceded in death by an uncle and aunt, Foster and Lillie Poling; father-in-law, Irvin S. McClain; and one granddaughter, Lillie Katherine Haynes.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, Elkins, with Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating and burial in Mountain State Memorial Gardens, near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home, Elkins, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 February 2003

HAROLD WILLIAM CRAWFORD

Harold William Crawford, 79, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at Carehaven of Pleasants Nursing Facility, Belmont.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Steven William and Hattie Poling Crawford. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and retired from Quaker State Oil Refinery, St. Marys.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Jean Curry Crawford; one son, Leslie Devon Crawford of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Juanita Cheuvront of Parkersburg and Evadeen Sellers of Kenewick, Wash.; one grandson, Steven William Hoyt of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Diane Crawford Hoyt, in 1999; four brothers, Veon, Ted, Marvin and Woodrow Crawford; and two sisters, Ivalee Lee and Merle Huber.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Doug Guinn officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, with military graveside rites by American Post 107, Ripley.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2001

ULINEE "MIDGE" CRAWFORD

Ulinee "Midge" Crawford, 76, of Barberton, Ohio, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Magnolia Care Center.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of Roscoe and Jessie Summers. She retired from Barberton Citizens Hospital as a lab technician after 27 years of service.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Choney Don Crawford; three daughters, Barbara Muschkat of Barberton, Deborah Solosky of Kent and Donna Spraggins of Leesburg, Ala.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Naomi Ball of Grantsville and Dorma Crawford of Wadsworth, Ohio; and two brothers, Oswald Summers of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Lanny Summers of Massillon, Ohio.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2000

GRETA CRAWFORD

Greta F. Crawford, 79, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at the residence of her son, William David Crawford of Rittman, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun county, the daughter of the late William David and Nellie Groves Dillon. She was a member of Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge, and was a lifetime Christian and a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Dare V. Crawford; three daughters, Carolyn Sue Schreckengost of Spencer, Sandra Hathaway of Mineral Wells and Sharon Combs of Akron, Ohio; three sons, Stanley D. and Michael Crawford, both of Columbus, Ohio, and William David Rittman, Ohio; three brothers, William D. Dillon of Barberton, Ohio, and J.B. "Sam" Dillon and John Dillon, both of Arnoldsburg; 11 grandchilddren; 10 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 December 2002

VEON CRAWFORD

Veon Crawford, 86, formerly of Parkersburg, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Alliance Personal Home Care, Grafton.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Stephen Leslie and Hattie Poling Crawford. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and owned and operated Crawford Appliance Services for many years. He was a member of Junior Order of United American Mechanics, United Commercial Travelers of America, and Park-view United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Bonnidene Starkey Crawford, whom he married Dec. 31, 1943; two sons, David Steven Crawford and wife Kandes of Elkins and Rev. Larry Veon Crawford and. wife Rev. Ann Crawford of Grafton; three grandchildren, Stephanie Haynes and husband Voras of Elkins, Larry Crawford of Lexington, Ky., and Rachel Wilkinson and husband Brian of Charleston; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Crawford Haynes and Aiden and Jacob Wilkinson; one brother, Harold William Crawford of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Juanita Chevront of Parkersburg and Evadeen Sellers of Kennewick, Wash.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin, Ted and Woodrow Crawford, and two sisters, Merle Huber and Evalee Lee.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Parkview U.M. Church with Pastor Warren Dove officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery North. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and on Thursday, one hour prior to services, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 207 Latrobe St., Grafton, WV 26354, or to Parkview U.M. Church, 2210 Fairview Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002

ANN CREEL

Ann A. Creel, 76, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Clarence and Bertha Glover Armstrong.

She retired in 1994 from Corning Glass with 49 ½ years of service. She was a former den mother with the Cub Scouts and a lifelong member of Stephenson United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Gregory W. Creel of Parkersburg; one daughter, Karen C. Dillon of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Creel; one brother, Frank Armstrong; and one sister, Betty Hamrick.

Cremation was handled by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg. A private memorial service will be held at Stephenson United Methodist Church at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 May 2008

ICIE CRINER

Icie Criner, 93, of Hallsburg, Clay County, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at her home.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late Annis and Rebecca Vaughan Hardway. She had been a cook at Shady Lawn Nursing Home, Dalton, Ohio, and Orma Elementary School. She was a home caregiver and a member of Clay First Baptist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Marie Marks of Fairmont, Waneta Marks of Duck, Ruth Burnside of Ivydale and Cora Criner of Clay; two sons, Denver "Leon" Criner of Akron, Ohio, and James "Jim" Criner of Glendon; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Criner; three sisters; six brothers; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gary Maynor officiating. Burial was in Criner Cemetery, Wilsie.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2001

HARRY LEE CRISS

Harry Lee Criss, 82, of Portland, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001.

He was born at Milo, the son of the late Noah and Elsie Duffield Criss. He was a member of the 7th Cavalry during World War II, serving 18 months in the Pacific as a heavy machine gunner. He retired from Republic Steel, Massillon, Ohio, and was a member of Massillon Baptist Temple. He attended Minnora Methodist Church and Stiversville Community Church.

Surviving are one son, David L. Criss of Dacula, Ga.; one daughter, Wanda L. Daily of Portland; one brother, Walter Criss of Spencer; one sister, Lucille Frazier of Big Otter; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Orma Siers Criss.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 December 2002

RAYMOND CRISS

Raymond C. Criss, 81, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Samuel Mack and Bertha Nelson Criss.

He was a World War II decorated Army veteran having participated with the 4th Armored Division at the Battle of the Bulge. He retired after 35 years service with DuPont Washington Works' transportation department.

Surviving are one son, Donald R. Criss of Munday; two daughters, Diana R. Workman of Leachtown and Carla S. Brooks of Vienna; one brother, William Criss of Vienna; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth M. "Maddy" Phillips Criss, in 1992; one grandson; two brothers; four sisters; two half-sisters; and one half-brother.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mark Wilding officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, with military honors by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 December 2005

ROBERT C. CRISS

Robert C. Criss, 73, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born at Annamoriah, the son of the late Edward U. and Myrtle Wells Criss. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart among other medals. He attended the North Pleasants Apostolic Church of St. Marys. He had been an accountant for the Wiser Oil Co. in Sistersville and more lately with Warner Pontiac in Parkersburg; His hobbies included hunting and golf.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Patricia Starcher Criss; five children, Robert C. Criss II and his wife, Karen, of Grantsville, Brenda McCann and her husband, Charles Jr. of Belmont, Beverly Satterfield and her husband, Thomas, Crystal Sexton and her husband, Trevor, all of Vienna, and Jennifer Bayer and her husband, Charles II, of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Marcline Wix of McKees Rocks, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Services were held at North Pleasants. Apostolic Church, St. Marys, with Pastor Terry Lough officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery near Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 Aug 2003

WILLIAM CRISS

William O. "Bill" Criss, 92, of Vienna, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Huntington.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Samuel Mack and Bertha Nelson Criss. He was a World War II Navy veteran who served in the Pacific, and was retired from DuPont, Washington Works carpentry department.

Surviving are special friends, Mark and Jenny McClung and family, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Sylvia Phillips Criss, in 1999; four brothers; and seven sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. A. Lindsay Thorp officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 April 2002

VIRGINIA CROSS

Virginia I. Cross, 73, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Mar. 30, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Hansford and Stella M. Propst Sears. She was a homemaker and had attended Bethlehem Baptist Church. She had been employed in Cleveland, Ohio, until 1970, and was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich Co., Grantsville.

Surviving are two sisters, Wanda L. Carpenter and husband Dallas and Wilma G. Kerby, all of Grantsville; two aunts, Veda Morrison and Reva Smith, both of Parkersburg; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior B. Cross, and one niece, Joyce Ann Carpenter.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor William D. Johnson officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2006

SHARLENE CROUSER

Sharlene Crouser, 74, of Ravenswood, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at her daughter's home in Ravenswood.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Jonas and Opal Dorsey Davis. She was retired from the City of Ravens-wood as hostess to the community building and was a member of North United Methodist Church, Ravenswood.

Surviving are two daughters, Janice Null of Ravenswood, and Connie McCoy of Wiseburg; two god-children, Karen and Steve Bunner of St. Marys; one brother, Bill Davis of Pomeroy, Ohio; one sister, Candice Maher of Sebring, Ohio; and two grand-children.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Scottie McCoy, and one sister, Mary Helen Hannaford.

There was no service or visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 July 2009

DAVID CRUISE

David F. Cruise, 60, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, June 13, 2009. He was a member of Jednota Club, Civitan and Barberton VFW Post 1066. Surviving are companion, Patty Barnhart; three sons, Michael, Daniel and Matthew; four brothers, Gregory Cruise, Joe Cruise, Ray Kyle and Keith Kyle; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Mabel Cruise, and two brothers, Roger Cruise and Lee Kyle.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with James Epling officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 February 2006

GUYLA CRUM

Guyla D. Umstead Crum, 80, of Henderson, Nev., died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Odyssey Health Care, Inc.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Ivan and Frances Umstead. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, William Crum of Henderson; two brothers, Hoyt Umstead of Hot Springs, Ark., and John Umstead of Pahrump, Nev.; one grandson; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M. Paul Crum; one brother, Robert Umstead; and one son, Charles P. Crum.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Palm Mortuary, Henderson, with burial in Palm Memorial Park. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 January 2009

BARBARA JEAN CUMMINGS

Barbara Jean Cummings, 70, of Blacksburg, S.C., formerly of Chloe, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008.

She was the daughter of Ethel Myers of Charleston and the late Dola John Myers, Sr.

She attended the former Stonewall Jackson High School, Charleston, and was a homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 53 years, Darrell R. Cummings; three daughters, Sherry Kinder of Rockport, Ind., and Sandy Shepherd and Susan Wright, both of Gastonia, N.C.; two brothers, Leo Myers of Liberty and Steven Myers of Kentuck; four sisters, JoAnn Hoffman and Beatrice Smith, both of Charleston, Vicky Lynn Robinson of Tucson, Ariz., and Suzette Ferrell of Ripley; four grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dola John Myers, Jr., and an infant brother, James Dewayne Myers.

Services were held at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Pastor Randy Ledsome officiating. Burial was in Sissonville Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 Feb 2004

CLARA ELIZABETH (Katie) CUMMINGS

Clara Elizabeth (Katie) Cummings, 88, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at home.

She was the daughter of the late James L. and Martha Ellison Kelly. She was a member of Elmira Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, H. Ray Cummings; one daughter, Helen Mollohan of Big Otter; three sons, Leon of Fairmont, Jerry of Elmira and Keith of Martinsburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Vickery and Merle Bonnette, and three brothers, Lawrence, Claude and Leroy Kelly.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating, and burial in Sugar Creek Cemetery. Visitation is on Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 December 2007

AILEEN CUNNINGHAM

Aileen R. Cunningham, 87, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Rackett, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Harry and Flossie Smarr Mathers. She was a homemaker and a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, H.J. Patrick of Parkersburg; three daughters, Lois Roberts of Parkersburg, Sheila Heiney of Grantsville and Pam Yoak of Green, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Twila Roberts, Reba Marshall, Lori Fullen, Kristin Cottrell, Mike Cunningham, Shannon Zakaib, Melody Matasich, Matthew Heiney and Dustin Yoak; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Herman Mathers of Middlebourne; one sister, Carol Jones of Pennsboro; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings R. "Hap" Cunningham, and three sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 September 2005

DARIUS WAYNE CUNNINGHAM

Darius Wayne Cunningham, 59, of Duck, Clay County, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of Letha Cunningham of Duck and the late John Holly Cunningham. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam War, a member of Vietnam Combat Group, Charleston, and a former tire builder for UniRoyal, B.F. Goodrich and Michelin. He attended Hallburg Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Joan K. Cunningham; two daughters, Dana Collins and Amy Cunningham, both of Akron, Ohio; four brothers, Roger Cunningham of Akron, Leslie Cunningham of Ravenna, Ohio, Larry Cunningham of Duck and Jerry Cunningham of Hartville, Ohio; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Cunningham.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Cunningham Cemetery, Buck Fork, with Rev. Michael Jackson officiating and military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna Ohio Record Courier June 29, 2003

DAVID CUNNINGHAM, 74

Veteran, retired steel worker

SHALERSVILLE-----David Cunningham, 74, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. Born June 25, 1929, in Big Springs, W. Va., he was the son of Roy and Belle (Clayton) Cunningham. Formerly of Cleveland, he had lived in Shalersville since 1961. Mr. Cunningham was a retired steel worker with Ryerson Steel Co.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a sergeant. He was a member of the Walton Hills Church of Christ.

Survivors include his son, David of Shalersville; daughter, Debra Rose Sobczak of Mantua; two grandchildren, and sisters, Edna Friend and Georgia "Kitty" Nutter, both of Parkersburg, W. Va. His wife, Rosemary, died Oct. 26, 2000, and five brothers and one sister died previously.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. John Schlueter officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville.

Memorials may be made to the Walton Hills Church of Christ, 7166 Dunham Road, Walton Hills, 44146.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 December 2002 (from Nov. 18, 1948)

DEE CUNNINGHAM

Dee Cunningham, 78, of Tanner, died [Nov. 6, 1948] following a paralytic stroke.

He was a member of Three Popular Baptist Church, Tanner, and Knights of Pythias Lodge, No. 68, Tanner, which was in charge of the service.

Surviving are his wife, Nettie Westfall Cunningham; four sons, Perry Cunningham of Webster Springs, Gerold Cunningham of Grantsville, Kenneth Cunningham at home and Harry Cunningham of Boston, Mass.; three daughters, Mrs. Kyle Hardman of Ravenswood, Mrs. Jennings Brown of Bristol and Pearl Cunningham of Glenville; five sisters, Mrs. Frank McCartney of Tanner, Mrs. Truman McDonald of Flemington, Mrs. Henry Bolton of Arnoldsburg, Mrs. Perry Bell of Harrisville and Mrs. Gilbert Brooks, address unknown; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three children.

Services were held at Three Popular Church with Rev. DeBlock of Glenville officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2001

GERALD "CAP" CUNNINGHAM

Gerald D. "Cap" Cunningham, 85, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at home.

He was born at Tanner, the son of the late Dee and Nettie Cunningham. He was retired from Pennzoil Utilities Co. with 40 years of service. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Chapter #3, Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville, Scottish Rite Bodies, Parkersburg, and Osiris Temple, Wheeler. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Margaret Knight Cunningham; one son, Larry Cunningham of Winchester, Va.; one daughter, Leanna Sue Jobin of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Pearl Shellhorn of Wooster, Ohio; one brother, Harry Cunningham of Everett, Mass.; four grandchildren, Gregg, Angela and Christopher Cunningham and Jennifer Jobin; and three great-grandchildren, Jessica, Courtney and Nicholas Cunningham.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Three Poplar Cemetery, near Tanner. Order of Eastern Star Memorial Services were conducted by Grantsville Chapter #3 in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday. Masonic Graveside Rites were scheduled to be conducted by Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, Lexington, Ky.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 November 2000

JOHN RAY CUNNINGHAM

John Ray Cunningham, 43, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Peggy L. Cunningham of Parkersburg and the late John Leman Cunningham. He was employed at Curry's Transfer for 19 years. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 175.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 24 years, Rosellen "Rosie" Burgy Cunningham; two sons, Wayne Corbitt and Jonathan Ray Cunningham, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Tabatha Dean Cunningham of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Ricki Corbitt, Emily Jo Hess and Madison Rose Cunningham, all of Parkersburg; two sisters, Connie Hubbarad of Waterford and Angie Cunningham of Parkersburg; four brothers, Terry, Allen, Scott and Michale Cunningham, all of Parkersburg; and one step-brother, Scott Lockhart of Elizabeth.

He was preceded in death by twin grandsons, Adrian and Gabrial Cunningham.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001

MARGARET CUNNINGHAM

Margaret Ann Cunningham, 79, of Coolville, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Scott and Linda Postelwait Lowe. She was an upholsterer for over 30 years working from her home.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Ralph E. Cunningham; one son, Larry Cunningham of Coolville; two daughters, Betty Lewis of Marietta and Kathy McAlarney of Whipple, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Enda Ball; four brothers, Waitman Lowe, Rev. Wilbert Lowe, Ivan Lowe and Shirley Scott Lowe; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Sweezy and Ivey Greathouse, and three brothers, Lovel Lowe, Luther Lowe and Charles Lowe.

Services were held at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Rev. Wilbert Lowe officiating. Burial was in Wright Family Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2006

MARGARET JANE CUNNINGHAM

Margaret Jane Cunningham, 82, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at the home of her daughter at Five Forks.

She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Surviving are three daughters, Jane Lawaty of Five Forks, Nancy Howard of Ooltewah, Tenn., and Karen Hillebert of Buchanan, Mich.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cunningham.

Memorial services were held at home with Pastor Brian Jones officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

NOEL CUNNINGHAM

Noel Eugene Cunningham, 66, of Parkersburg, formerly of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of the late Roy and Belle Cunningham. He was retired from Schott Glass after 42 years of service and was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Patty Cunningham; three sons, Mitch Cunningham, Mike Cunningham and Mark Cunningham; one daughter, Kathy Richards; two sisters, Kit Nutter and Edna Friend; and one brother, David Cunningham.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Opal Nicholas, and six brothers, Sterling, Jennings, Robert, Leroy, George and baby Martin Cunningham.

Graveside services were conducted at Big Springs Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Noel Eugene Cunningham, Big Springs Cemetery, Rt. 1, Box 138, Big Bend, WV 26136.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Nov 2003

PAUL CUNNINGHAM

Paul F. Cunningham, 78, of Creston, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Roy and Zela Morrison Cunningham. He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are his wife, Betty L. Cunningham; one son, David Cunningham of Creston; one daughter, Sandra Cunningham of Creston; one sister, Pauline Garretson of Annamoriah; two brothers, Ben Cunningham of Creston and Harold Cunningham of Mt. Zion; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Cunningham, and two children.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Creston.

Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 Jan 2004

RAY CUNNINGHAM

Ray H. Cunningham, 88, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Curtis and Sophia Jane Greathouse Cunningham. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, was a member of Farm Bureau, attended Burning Springs U.M. Church, and retired from Hope Gas Co. with 29 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Hallie Mollohan Cunningham; one son, Joseph Cunningham of Elizabeth; two daughters, Sonja Artibise of New Orleans, La., and Shelia Goldizen of Liberty; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Cunningham of Little Hocking, Ohio; and one sister, Dollie Shrader of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Cunningham; brothers and sisters, Roy, Russell, Pearl, Shirley, Maggie and Effie; and one grandchild.

Services were held at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor Kenneth Welch and Paul Williams officiating. Burial was in Beatty Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 11 November 2004

ROBERT CUNNINGHAM

Robert L. Cunningham, 86, of Big Bend, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Orrville, Ohio, the son of the late Ira and Marie Cunningham. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked 27 years as a copy editor for a Christian book publisher. He was a member of Spencer Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Helder Cunningham; three daughters, Jane Lawaty of Big Bend, Nancy Howard of Ooltewah, Tenn., and Karen Hillebert of Buchanan, Mich.; five grand­children; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Memorial service was held in the home with Pastor Brian Jones officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2000
(reprint form July 1980)

ROY CUNNINGHAM

Roy F. Cunningham, 79, of Creston, died Monday, July 7, 1980, at Calhoun General Hospital.

He was born at Cremo, the son of the late A.C. and Sophia Greathouse Cunningham. He was a retired construction worker and coal miner.

Surviving are his wife, Zella M. Cunningham; three sons, Paul Cunningham of Creston, Harold Cunningham of Mt. Zion and Ben Cunningham of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Pauline Garretson of Annamoriah; three brothers, Russell of Parkersburg, Ray of Burning Springs and Ralph of Frost, Ohio; two sisters, Pearl Posey of Clarksburg and Dolly Shrader of Creston; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was prededed in death by one son.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home. Burial was in Wright Cemetry, Cremo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 September 2008

SUSANNA SOPHIA CUNNINGHAM

Susanna Sophia Cunningham, 92, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Revere, the daughter of the late Wiley and Modena Martin Ferguson.

She was a homemaker and a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are one daughter, Nora Ann Spence of Coxs Mills; one son, with whom she made her home, Ronzel Ferguson of Elizabeth; two brothers, Carl Ferguson of Lorraine, Ohio, and Bubby K. Ferguson of Tanner; two sisters, Phoebe Gumm of Arnoldsburg and Vel Gumm of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benton H. Cunningham; one daughter, Brenda K. Ferguson; one son, Harold Douglas Cunningham; one granddaughter, Tonya Ferguson; three sisters, Belinda Bush, Merle Goff and Naomi Gragg; and four brothers, Stanley Martin, Wilbert Ferguson, Isaac Ferguson and Clifford Ferguson.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Joe Sealey officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 January 1993

WILLIAM E. CUNNINGHAM

William Eli Cunningham, 91, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1993, at his residence.

He was born in Ritchie County, a son of the late George and Caroline Cunningham. He was retired from Bowser Gas and Oil Co., and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Beech Valley Methodist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Clarence Cunningham of Wickliffe, Ohio, and Raymon Cunningham of Dublin, Va.; one daughter, Blanch Tingler of Big Springs; 25 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Cunningham; three sons, Trevie Cunningham, Ralph Cunningham, and Tatsy Barns; three grandchildren, four brothers; five sisters; and three great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled Thursday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 July 2001

WILLIAM RUSS CUNNINGHAM

William Russ Cunningham, 87, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at Ohio Valley Health Care.

He was born at Cremo, the son of the late Albert Curtis and Sophia Jane Greathouse Cunningham. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Mahaney's as an auto body mechanic. He was a member of the Apostolic faith.

Surviving are three sons, Gary Duane Cunningham of Elizabeth, Dannie Lloyd Cunningham of Belleville and Willard Blaine Cunningham of Parkersburg; two brothers, Ray Cunningham of Burning Springs and Ralph Cunningham of Frost, Ohio; one sister, Dollie Schrader of Parkersburg; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, E. Genevieve Cunningham; one son, William Roger Cunningham; three sisters, Maggie Norman, Pearl Posey and Effie Kirby; and one brother, Roy Cunningham.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

WILLODENE CUNNINGHAM

Willodene Summers Cunningham, 76, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Apr. 1, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Robert E. Lee and Nancy Coon Summers. She was retired from B.F. Goodrich Co. and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion.

Surviving are her husband, Lester Cunningham; five daughters, Helen Johnson of Grantsville, Bonnie Johnson of Arnoldsburg, Jeani Whipkey of Mt. Zion, Betty Deuley of Grantsville and Charlotte Lawson of Gassaway; two sons, Chester Cunningham of Crossville, Tenn., and Christopher Cunningham of Bancroft; one step-son, Marvin Stemple of Arnoldsburg; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Forrest Stemple, in 1950; one daughter, Leona Deuley, in 1999; one sister; and three brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating, and burial in Stemple Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)

Note from Delores (Stout) Yost: Willadene Summers Cunningham was also preceded in death by one daughter, Leona Stemple Deuley, 1999; four brothers: Edward Summers, 1921; Jesse Summers, 1981; Harry Summers, 1985; one sister, Ivory Stout, 1985.


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2000
(reprint from October 1980)

ZELLA CUNNINGHAM

Zella M. Cunningham, 80, of Creston, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1980, at Calhoun General Hospital.

Surviving are one daughter, Pauline Garretson of Annamoriah; three sons, Paul of Creston, Harold of Mt. Zion and Ben of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Olive Jenkins and Kitty Jenkins, both of Craigsville; and two brothers, Clarence Morrison of Canton, Ohio, and William Morrison of Craigsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Cunningham, July 7, 1980.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Cremo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 June 2007

MARGINA KENTER CURRIDEN

Margina Kenter Curriden, 83, of Big Springs, died Friday, June 1, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Holland and had worked as a caregiver in a mental health facility.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Elmer Curriden; one son, Kent; and one daughter, Renee.

Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, was in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 April 2003

GRACE CURRY

Grace I. Curry, 65, of Burning Springs, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg.

She was born in Brohard, the daughter of the late Frank and Ola Hopkins Monroe. She was retired from the West Virginia Masonic Home.

Surviving are one son, Jerry Patterson of Elizabeth; two daughters, Cheryl Villers of Vienna and Mindi Geouge of Elizabeth; to grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Paul Monroe of Elkins; and two sisters, Midge Somerville of Mineral Wells and Ruby Collins of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Watson, and one son, Shawn Patterson.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Ray Whiteman officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2007

HARRY CURRY

Harry R. Curry, 73, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, May 14, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Tanner, the son of the late Charley and Sarah Kelley Curry. He was a retired well tender and former employee of Magnum Oil Co.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Little Curry; two daughters, Darlene Wilkinson of Parkersburg and Peggy Kaszel of Cleveland, Ohio; two sons, Harry W. Curry and Rodney Curry, both of Cleve-land; one sister, Ida Calhoun of Grantsville; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; one granddaughter; three sisters; three half-sisters; seven brothers; and one half-brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carl Marks and Rev. Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 December 2005

ZELDA P. CURRY

Zelda P. (Doddie) Curry, 88, of Glenville, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at SunBridge of Glenville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Frank and Dorcas Starcher Fowler. She was a homemaker and the last member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters, Sonja Ramsey of Glenville and Ellen Brady of Wakeman, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, including a grandson who she raised, David Curry of Tanner; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Curry; and one daughter, Lillian Stoneberg.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating; Burial was in Nobe Cemetery, Nobe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 January 2003

RONALD CURTIS

Ronald R. Curtis, 54, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Orbert Curtiss and the late Audra Erma Wears Curtiss. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam era and was a roofer for Tri-State Roofing for seven years.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife of 27 years, Linda J. Thomas Curtis; two sons, Darold D. and Chris A. Curtis, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Samantha J. Curtis Le and husband Phu of Belpre, Ohio; five brothers, Carl and Robert M. Curtiss, both of Parkersburg, Noble E. Curtiss of Massillon, Ohio, Patrick L. Curtiss of Mineral Wells and Frank D. Curtiss of Hannibal, Ohio; one sister, Diania D. Wells of Parkersburg; and five grandchildren.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001

AUDRA CURTISS

Audra Erma Curtiss, 81, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lona Wears and Emma Wilson Wears. She was retired from St. Joseph Hospital after 29 years as a nursing assistant. She had attended Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Obert Curtiss; six sons, Carl Curtiss, Ronald Curtiss and Melvin Curtiss, all of Parkersburg, Noble Curtiss of Massillon, Ohio, Patrick Curtiss of Mineral Wells and Frank Curtiss of Hannibal, Ohio; one daughter, Diania Wells of Parkersburg; one brother, Everett Wears of Port Clinton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Bill Angel officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 May 2005

WINONA CZAJA

Winona “Nonie” Czaja, 67, of Belleville, Mich., died Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2005. She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late William Earl and Mildred Lenore Jackson Bush.

Surviving are two sons, William David Czaja and Andrew Stephen Czaja; one brother, Robert Bush; four sisters, Madelyn Schultz, Alice Hawthorne, Betty Durst and Carolyn Kelley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Uht Funeral Home, Westland, Mich., with Fr. Alex Wytrwal officiating. Cremation rites were accorded.

(Larry Heffner)


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