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"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/23/1995

CORA ALICE DAGGETT

Cora Alice Daggett, 75, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Feb. 17, 1995, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Joseph Richard and Myrtle Delphia Radcliff Lott. She had worked at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, at the Masonic Home, and at the Clam House in Parkersburg. She was a life-long homemaker. She attended Summit Valley United Methodist Church, had been a member of Seventh Street U.M. Church, and was a member of King's Helpers Class at Seventh Street U.M. Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Alice Pando of Parkersburg; one son, Robert P. Daggett of Charleston; three grandchildren; three brothers, Charles R. Lott and James E. Lott, both of Williamstown, and Earl J. Lott of Florida; and one sister, Tbelma Lott of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Darlington Daggett; one sister, Ruby B. Brown; one brother, Arthur Lott; and one sister, Margaret Lott.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jeff Nolte and Rev. G. Frank Plybon officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/19/1995

EDWARD C. DAILEY

Edward C. Dailey, 79, of Smithville, died Friday, Oct. 13, 1995, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Yellow Creek, a son of the late Herbert and Myrtle Deem Bailey. He was a coal miner, and had retired from Commercial Hydraulic, Shinnston.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian Conn Hardman Dailey; one daughter, Judith A. Snider of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one sister, Helen Bee of Clarksburg; two stepsons, Billy Hardman of Smithville, Ohio, and Edward Hardman of Dalton, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Patricia Jane Dearth of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Burial was in Lumberport Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/18/1996

GERALD T. DANIEL

Rev. Gerald T. Daniel, 69, of Cowen, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996, in a Summersville hospital.

He was born in Saxon, a son of the late Ash and Sylvia Daniel. He was a 1944 graduate of Trap Hill High School, a graduate of Beckley Junior College and West Virginia Wesleyan College, and received a degree in theology from Duke University. He started his ministry in 1952 in Selbyville, and served in many churches in the West Virginia United Methodist Conference for 39 years prior to his retirement in 1991 at United Methodist Church, Newell. He was a member of Cowen Lions Club, Camden-on-Gauley Chapter 161 Order of Eastern Star, Camden Masonic Lodge 107 AF&AM, and West Milford Odd Fellows Lodge.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Rev. Clarice J. Milam Daniel; one daughter, Teresa Ritchie of Big Springs; four sons, Randy Daniel of Charleston, Phillip Daniel of Byesville, Ohio, Gregory Daniel of Bridgeport and Gerald "Tim" Daniel of Milton, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Velma Daniel of Glen Daniel; and one brother, Rev. Denzil Daniel of Fredericksburg, Va. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Melton Mor-tuary Chapel, Beckley, with Revs. Sue Jarrett and Phil Hickman officiating, and burial in Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor, with Masonic rites by Beckley Masonic Lodge 95, AF&AM.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 January 2000

ARLAND DAVIS

Arland L. Davis, 87, of Brohard, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at the home of his daughter, Patty Roush.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Robert A. and E. Blanche Richards Davis. He retired from Walker- Parkersburg in 1977 and attended Bell Chapel Church, Munday.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Gladys K.P. Kemp Davis; two daughters, Patricia L. Roush and Sandra L. Gault, both of Parkersburg; two brothers, Lonnie J. Davis of Vienna and Warren G. Davis of Elizabeth; two sisters, Hilda L. Snider of Martinsburg and Edith R. Bush of Harrisville; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Harvey J. Davis, and two sisters, R. Lorene Kemp and Helen 0. Waggoner.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Bell Chapel Church, with Dr. Randall A. Kochersperger officiating, and burial in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BENJAMIN DAVIS

4/15/1999

Benjamin R. Davis, 77, of Newton Falls, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, Apr. 6, 1999, in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, Ohio.

He was born in Tunnelton, Preston County, the son of the late Charles and Anna L. Ayersman Davis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Standard Transformer Co., Warren, Ohio. He was a member of Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are three sons, Milford Davis of Winterville, N.C., and Ben and Tim Davis, both of Warren; three daughters, Barbara Mays of Braceville, Ohio, with whom he made his home, and Bev Orwig and Betsy Clearwater, both of Warren; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emogene Burrows Davis; five sisters; four brothers; and one granddaughter.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDWARD E. DAVIS

9/18/1997

Edward E. Davis, 78, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at Plantation Bay Rehabilita-tion Center, St. Cloud, Fla.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Jessie H. and Lulu M. Smith Davis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a self-employed painting contractor.

Surviving are his wife, Genevieve K. Vannoy Davis; one daughter, Jewell A. Starling of Orlando; one son, Rev. Dan K. Davis of Americus, Ga.; two sisters, Violet Harbert of Ontario, Canada, and Virginia Hathaway of Spencer; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Davis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dan K. Davis officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 1/24/1911

HARRY DAVIS

Harry Davis, aged about 30, an electrician, of Wheeling, was drowned Monday afternoon in the Little Kanawha river about a hundred yards below Lock No. 1 at Shacktown, a short distance above this city. Davis was a passenger on the steamer Louise bound for Creston, where he was going to visit relatives. The accident occurred a few minutes after one o'clock. Davis was standing on the roof of the boat when he suddenly lost his balance and fell into the river. Several persons saw him fall and they are of the opinion that it was an accident and not any intention upon the part of Davis thus discounting any belief of intention of suicide.

Immediately after Davis fell into the river efforts were made to rescue him but he had gone down for the last time before he could be reached. The Louise was at once tied up and search was begun for the body.

Davis is an electrician and runs an electric plant in a suburb of Wheeling. He is survived by a wife and three children. He came down to this city on his vacation and was going to Mt. Zion for the purpose of visiting some relatives.

The body was recovered late Monday evening after a long and exhaustive search. Davis was drowned in about 55 feet of water.

The men in charge of the Louise quite naturally very much regret the sad occurrance and they tied their boat up at once and done all in their power to recover the body of Davis. The latter was not well known in this city but was known to a large number of people up the Little Kanawha river..."The Parkersburg State Journal."

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RUBEN DAVIS

9/17/98

Ruben Davis, 84, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John Davis and Sara Husk Davis. He was a retired auto mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Isabell Davis; one daughter, Karen Bush of Big Bend; one granddaughter, Kimberly Bush of Big Bend; and two brothers, Elkins Davis and John Davis, both of Big Bend.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Isaac Davis, Okey Davis, Holly Davis and Eddie Davis.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JENNINGS R. DAVISSON, SR.

11/19/1998

Jennings R. "Hillbilly" Davisson, Sr., 64, of Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998.

He was a native of Minnora. He retired from Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. after 29 years service, and was a member of Kenmore Italian Civic Club, Cliff Hockley VFW Post 3532, and American Legion Post 449.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda; one son, Jennings Davisson, Jr., of Akron, Ohio; three daughters, Debbie Andrew of Ellet, Ohio, Doreen Orlando of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Donna Faulknier of Akron; mother, Delpha Davisson of Minnora; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn of Orville, Ohio, and Melvin of West Virginia; and one sister, Iva Brannon of Arizona.

Services were held at Schlup-Pucak Funeral Home with Rev. Dallas Billington officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ALEX M. DAWSON

6/26/1997

Alex Mackenzie Dawson, two-day-old infant son of Larry Allen and Patinna Kirby Dawson of Five Forks, died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at Women and Children's Hospital, Charleston.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one brother, Kenneth D. Dawson of Five Forks; paternal grandparents, Larry and Joan Dawson of Five Forks; maternal grandparents, Buck and Margaret Kirby of Big Springs; paternal great-grandparents, Verlin and Arvilla Millican of Big Springs and Della Dawson of Big Springs; and maternal great-grandmother, Lola Kirby of Big Springs.

Graveside services were held at Fluharty Cemetery, Big Springs, with Rev. Dallas Smith officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JESSIE DAWSON

1/28/1999

Jessie E. "Gene" Dawson, 67, of Euclid, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Euclid General Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Della Morehead Dawson of Big Springs and the late Cecil Dawson. He was retired from a steel mill in Orrville, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Patty Hathaway Dawson; four sons, Steve, Ronnie, James and Patrick, all of Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter, Donna Hejduk of Cleveland; four brothers, Jack and Larry Dawson, both of Grantsville, and Sam and Lanny Dawson, both of Cleveland; two sisters, Georgia Smith of Cleveland and Delores "Boots" Richards of Big Springs; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Janice "Sally" Whipkey.

Services were held at Brickman & Son Funeral Home, Euclid, with Rev. Charles Shaffer and Rev. Freddy Ray officiating. Burial was in All Soul Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LILLIAN MAE DAWSON

5/15/1997

Lillian Mae Dawson of Lithia Springs, Ga., died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth Geha-Tuma.

Surviving are her husband, Donald C. Dawson; one daughter, Sharon; four sons, Donald (Joe), Michael, Jeffrey and Gary; daughter-in-law, Nancy Perkins Dawson; four grandchildren, John, Lindy, D.J. and Cynthia; one brother, Joseph, Sr.; one sister, Yvonne Tuma; and several relatives in Calhoun County.

Services were held at Mallchok Funeral Home, Parma, Ohio. Burial was in Holy Spirit Cemetery, Parastas, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

NELSON P. DAWSON

3/5/1998

Nelson P. Dawson, 61, of Horner, Lewis County, formerly of Nebo, Clay County, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness.

He was born in Clay County, a son of the late Clyde and Lydia Tanner Dawson. He was retired from Ford Motor Co., Bedford, Ohio, and was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Mae Boggs Dawson; three daughters, Marie Dawson and Pam Tanner, both of Nebo, and Libby Sams of Horner; two sons, Danny Dawson of Frametown and Alan Dawson of Nebo; three sisters, Oma Richardson of Clendenin, Huldah Hogsed of Akron, Ohio, and Waveline Boggs of Nebo; four brothers, Orville Dawson of Ripley, Alfred and Ray Dawson, both of Nebo, and Dennis Dawson of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Halsie Butler.

Graveside services were held at Boggs Cemetery, Big Otter, with Rev. Robert Perrine officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 December 1999

ROXIE DAWSON

Roxie Dawson, 92, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, Tampa, Fla.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Manley Sanford Collins and Leora Caroline Morris Collins Vincent. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Joretta Richter of Tampa; one brother, Rev. Manley O. Collins of Freed; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Roy Dawson, in 1995; one grandchild, Robert Butcher of Warren, Ohio; three sisters, Oda Cornell of Clarksburg, Dosha Freed of Freed and Osa Richards of Parkersburg; and two brothers, Cline Collins of Freed and Carl Collins of Vienna, Ohio.

Graveside services were held at Curlew Lawn Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/19/1994

SCOTTIE DAWSON

Scottie Dawson, 93, of Parkersburg, formerly of Joker, died Monday, May 9, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Everett and Ella French Hathaway Gainer. She operated the Joker Post Office for several years and was a lifelong homemaker. She was a member of Bryner Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Glen Dawson and John E. Dawson, both of Parkersburg; two daughters, Edna L. Mason of Jacksonville, Ill., and Carolyn J. Elza of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Everett Gainer of Annamoriah and Lora Gainer of Ocala, Fla.; and one sister, Eleanor Barnes of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Kelsey Dawson; one sister, Audrey Garretson; and two brothers, Artie Gainer and Vernon Gainer.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/22/1995

WILLIAM G. DAWSON

William G. Dawson, 61, of Creston, died Thursday, June 15, 1995, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Gilbert and Cocoe Richards Dawson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, having served in the 3rd Armored Division. He was a former employee of Ford Motor Co., Bedford, Ohio, and retired from O. Ames Co., Parkersburg, with 25 years of service. He was a member of Grantsville VFW.

Surviving are two daughters, Kelly Grogg and Deidre Reddick, both of Nobe; two sisters, Eula Jenkins of Vienna and Edith Haddox of Kentucky; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lesley Dawson; one brother, Harold Dawson; and one sister, Hilda Wilson.

There were no services or visitation.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

AMIE E. DEEL

1/8/1998

Amie Eloise Greathouse Deel, 69, of Spencer, died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Augustus and Hannah Wilson Greathouse.

She was a homemaker and a member of Alexander Baptist Church, near Spencer.

Surviving are one daughter, Hannah Marie Deel of Spencer; eight sons, Tommy Deel, Rocky Deel, Hugh Deel, Tony Deel, all of Spencer, Garry Deel, Richard Deel, Mikel Deel, all of Hartville, Ohio, and Hayward Deel of Elizabeth; one sister, Shirley Miller of Spencer; one brother, James W. Greathouse of Linden; 29 grand-children; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hartsel Deel; one daughter, Eloise Ann Deel; one son, Chester William Deel; three sisters, Ruth Reynolds, Sarah Miller and Betty Nichols; and two brothers, Orland Greathouse and Wyatt Greathouse.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Bowen officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/03/1994

EDNA MAE DELANCY

Edna Mae Riffle Barker Delancy, 69, of Thomasville, N.C., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 1994, at Liberty House Nursing Center, Thomasville.

She was born in Mason County, a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Melissa Jane Barker Riffle. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 30 years, Lewis W. "Bill" Delancy; seven daughters, Phyllis Balderson, Mary J. Whaley, Patsy Bennett and Rebecca Barker, all of Parkersburg; Shirley Lancaster of Grantsville, Anneka Sue Barker of Athens, and Tammy L. Miller of Thomasville; nine sons, Floyd Barker, Jr., of Mineral Wells, James E. Barker, Sr., of Vienna, Earnest Barker, Sr., and Lenzie L. Barker, both of Parkersburg, Billie P. Barker of Wadesville, Bruce Barker of Gallipolis, Ohio, Elmer Barker and Ricky J. Barker, addresses unknown, and Lewis W. Delancy, Jr., of Thomasville; two sisters, Mary Ellen Lindamood of Ravenswood and Freda Seachrist of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Delbert Riffle and Eugene Riffle, both of Parkersburg; 44 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd Thomas Barker, in 1974; three sons, Ronald Lee Barker, Donald Lee Barker, and Dwayne Michael Barker; one sister, Minnie King; and two brothers, Willie Audrey Riffle and Elmer Vaughn Riffle.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Franklin Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Michael Lamb officiating, and burial in Ayres Cemetery, Ritchie County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/1/1994

GARY DELANEY

Rev. Gary Eugene Delaney, 50, of Salem, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 1994, at United Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born in Parkersburg, a son of Jimmie and Alma Joy Stewart Delaney of Parkersburg. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed by Ashland Oil Co. for 25 years, working as a supervisor in the Clarksburg area. He was currently store manager for Ashland Super-America in Nutter Fort. He was a life member of United Pentacostal Church, was a minister for 12 years, and was currently pastor of Apostolic Pentacostal Stronghold, Salem. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Nancy Lou Delaney; three daughters, Becky Joy Murphy of Salem, and twins Loretta Peck of Grantsville and Laura J. Delaney of Salem; one foster son, Robert Shane Wiley of Salem; three grandchildren; one sister, Carol Cottrell of Parkersburg; four brothers, David M. Delaney and Jimmie Delaney, both of Parkersburg, twins Rick Delaney of Parkersburg and Randy Delaney of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Christian Life Center, Parkersburg, with Rev. Delton Smith officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOHNNIE L. DENNISON

11/27/1997

Johnnie L. Dennison, 59, of Glenville, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of Hertha Nicholson Dennison and the late Richard Dennison.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and served as superintendent and board member.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Betty Singleton Dennison; seven sons, Floyd Dennison of Burnsville, Joe Dennison, John Miller, Timmy Miller, Matt Miller and Jim Miller, all of Glenville, and Wesley Miller of Ohio; seven daughters, Laura Connor of Little Birch, Martha Anderson of Alabama, Bertha Brown of Napier, Sue Brown of Burnsville, Vicki Ashley of Baltimore, Md., Ann Greenleaf of Port Richy, Fla., and Kathy Marks of Glenville; two sisters, Carol Barr of Grantsville and Eilene Lattea of Newton Falls, Ohio; four brothers, Joe Dennison of Cedarville, Oscar Dennison of Glenville, Danny Dennison of Sand Fork, and Jim Dennison of Summersville; and 34 grand-children.

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

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. Burial was in Meadow Lane Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/26/1995

MADGE DENNISON

Madge Dennison, 85, Rt. 5, Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Homer and Lummie Elizabeth Beam Kuhl. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church. She retired from U. S. Ceramic Tile Co. in 1959. She lived in Nicolette Since 1939.

Surviving is a daughter, Jo Ann Hefner of Parkersburg; one granddaughter, Suzanne Hefner Carroll of Parkersburg; one grandson, John Mark Hefner of Denver, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Nicole Carroll of Parkersburg and John Greer Kuhl Hefner of Denver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wayford Dennison; and one brother, Hayward Kuhl.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. J. C. Foster officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/25/1996

WILMA D. DENNISON

Wilma D. Cowan Dennison, 67, of Elyria, Ohio, died Saturday, July 20, 1996, at her daughter's residence, Elyria.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Marma Duke Cowan and Ivy Myrtle Stull Cowan. She, attended Elyria Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Howard Dennison; three daughters, Sharon Spieker of South Amherst, Karen Sweene of Elyria and Debra Acevedo of Lorain; one son, Harold L. Dennison of Elyria; one brother, James Cowan of Washington; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, Elyria, with Pastor Jim Gordon officiating, and burial in Ridgehill Cemetery, Amherst Township.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/1/1994

SADIEJANE DESENZE

Sadiejane Desenze, 56, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Aug. 26, 1994, at CAMC General Division, Charleston, after an extended illness.

She was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, a daughter of the late Howard and Virginia Rose Lee. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene, Wellsville, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharee Thrasher of Fairmont and Kim Thrasher of Mt. Zion; one son, James Desenze of Parkersburg; one brother, James Lee of Georgia; and four grandchildren. Services were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/10/1995

DONALD E. DETTMAN

Donald E. Dettman, 59, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1995, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Piqua, Ohio, a son of Geraldine P. Dettman of Troy, Ohio, and the late Lewis Carl Dettman. He was a graduate of University of Cincinnati and was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from B.F. Goodrich Co. as a quality assurance manager. He was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Eureka Lodge #40 AF&AM, Order of Eastern Star, and Lions Club, all of Grantsville. He was a member of Scottish Rite Bodies and Osiris Shrine Temple, both of Wheeling. He was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Award by Lions International for dedicated humanitarian services.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Edna Dettman; one daughter, Sheryl Stevens of Big Springs; one son, Scott Dettman of Grantsville; two step-daughters, Lillian Richards of Nobe and Jackie Bates of Spencer; three grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Dettman, in 1982.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/10/1995

ARTHUR J. DEULEY, SR.

Arthur J. "Art" Deuley, Sr., 92, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, July 31, 1995, at his son's residence in Mt. Zion after an extended illness.

He was born in Crooked Fork, Gilmer County, a son of the late Samuel and Martha Jenkins Deuley. He retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. after 26 years of service and was a member of Lower Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Howard Scott Deuley of Cedarville, Robert Gerald Deuley and Arthur James Deuley, Jr., both of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Wanda Knotts of Orma; one brother, Robert George Deuley of Elyria, Ohio; one sister, Ora Wilson of Glenville; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Frances Deuley, in 1972; two sons; two daughters; three brothers; and five sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James G. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Lower Run Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/8/1996

GEORGE E. DEULEY

George E. Deuley, 84, of Stillwell Road, Walker, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Curtis and Stella Yeager Deuley. He had been employed by American Viscose for 33 years, and was a member of Cedar Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Della Richards Deuley; three sons, Willard E. Deuley, D. Dale Deuley and Bobby G. Deuley, all of Walker; one brother, Luther Deuley of Parkersburg; four sisters, Lettie Wilson of Five Forks, Tressie Buskirk of Belpre, Oleta Tallhammer of Beatrice, and Blondina Richards of Mt. Zion; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son; two daughters; one granddaughter; two brothers, Russell Deuley and Everett Deuley; and one sister, Freda Yeager.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LEONA DEULEY

10/7/1999

Leona Deuley, 55, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Willodene Summers Cunningham of Mt. Zion and the late Forrest Stemple. She was an operating room technologist at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, for eight years and at Calhoun General Hospital, Grantsville, for 20 years. She was a member of Surgical Tech-nologists Association, Minnie Hamilton Health Care Auxiliary, and First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Gerald Deuley; one son, Robert Deuley of Elizabeth; three daughters, Vicki Remple of Parkers-burg, Debbie Massey of Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Michelle Santos of Tampa, Fla.; five sisters, Helen Johnson of Grantsville, Betty Deuley and Jeanie Whipkey, both of Mt. Zion, Bonnie Johnson of Arnoldsburg and Joann Lawson of Sutton; two brothers, Marvin Stemple of Arnoldsburg and Calvin Cunningham of Cleveland, Ohio; mother and step-father, Willodene and Lester Cunningham of Mt. Zion; and 10 grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating, and burial in St. Paul Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)

"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/7/1995

ROBERT G. DEULEY

Robert George Deuley, 83, of Valley City, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1995, in Southwest General Hospital, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, after a short illness.

He was born in Lockney, a son of Samuel Deuley and Elizabeth Jenkins Deuley. He lived in Lorain County for many years and worked at Larson Foundry, Grafton, Ohio, for 27 years and retired in 1974. He was commander and member of Hinkson and Hysell VFW Post #3341, Grafton.

Surviving are three daughters, Donna Yeager of Grafton, Paulette Sowers of Valley City, and Imogene Parker of Parkers-burg; two sons, Roger Deuley and Rick Deuley, both of Elyria, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Orie Wilson of Glenville. Local relatives are June Deuley and Gerrel Deuley of Mt. Zion, Scott Deuley of Weston, and Wanda Knotts of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline, in 1968; four sisters, Stella Metz, Omie Danley, Esta Harris, and Locie Deuley; three brothers, Edgar Deuley, Curtis Deuley, and Arthur Deuley, Sr.; and special friend, Ruth Smalley.

Services were held at Blackburn Funeral Home, Grafton, with Rev. James Gordon officiating. Burial was in Nesbett Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - April 25, 1999

EFFIE DOBBINS DEULLEY

Effie Dobbins Deulley, 93, of Grantsville, Calhoun County, died April 23, 1999, in Minnie Hamilton Hospital, Grantsville, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: son, Rolland Carr of North Carolina; brother, Oren Dobbins of Ohio; sister, Annie Stump of Gassaway; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with the Rev. Kenneth Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Piper Fork Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

(Larry Heffner)



"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RUBY DeVAUGHN

1/14/1999

Ruby E. DeVaughn, 66, of Sandyville, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Elizabeth, the daughter of the late Luther and Eva Barton Wigal. She was a member of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, Windy Ridge, where she had been a song leader and pianist.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Charles DeVaughn; three sons, Charles Allan DeVaughn and Denver Lee DeVaughn, both of Palestine, and Michael DeVaughn of Sandyville; two daughters, Sharon Showalter of Elizabeth and Pamela Anderson of Sandyville; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Silvia Atkinson of Mt. Zion, Dorothy Holbert of Sandyville and JoAnn Schultz of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald DeVaughn; one daughter, Sandra K. DeVaughn; and three brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. John Price officiating. Burial was in Big Tygart Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

BRICE A. DEWEESE

10/1/98

Brice A. Deweese, 77, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at Camden-Clark Hospital, following a short illness.

He was born at Milo, the son of the late Billy and Bertha Keith Deweese. He was formerly a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Nell Jarvis Deweese; two daughters, Nancy Ann Carpenter of Arnoldsburg and Birdine Nichols of Duck; one son, Bobby Deweese of Spencer; one sister, Maysel Coldiron of Tallmadge, Ohio; one step-sister, Mary Davidson of Orrville, Ohio; three half-brothers, Olen Ellis and Harlen Ellis, both of Orrville, and Oren Ellis of Pensacola, Fla.; seven grand-children; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, one great-grandson, two brothers, one sister, one half-sister, and two step-brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Perrine officiating. Burial was in Fink Cemetery, Milo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

GILBERT R. DEWEESE

4/30/1998

Gilbert R. DeWeese, 72, of Barberton, Ohio, died Saturday, Apr. 18, 1998.

He was born on the Lower West Fork in Calhoun County, a son of the late Herman and Nellie Connolly DeWeese.

Surviving are one brother, Orville (Jennings) DeWeese; two sisters, Geneva Lockhart and Garnet DeWeese; and four aunts, Elvie Duskey, Frankie Mowery, Grace Nichols, and Mabel Bennett.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Goldie Husk.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert L. Webb and Pastor Cecil Farmer officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/14/1995

GORDON DEWEESE

Gordon Deweese, 73, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1995, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Milo, a son of the late B.C. and Emily Bailey Deweese. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Transmission Co.

Surviving are his wife, Alma Madeline Jarvis Deweese; three sons, Roger Deweese of Belle and Forrest Deweese and David Deweese, both of Chelyan; three daughters, Rondella Bradley of Easley, S.C., Cindy Louise Bennett of Chloe and Beverly K. Hughes of Chelyan; two brothers, Donzel Deweese of Chloe and Ronzel Deweese of Spencer; one sister, Goldia Deweese of Chloe; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one step-grand-child.

He was preceded in death by one son, Camden Deweese, in 1967.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kenneth Cooper officiating. Burial was in Fink Cemetery, Minnora.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOY STALNAKER DeWEESE

11/25/1999

Joy Stalnaker DeWeese, 64, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at the home of her son.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Elber and Icy Jarvis Spencer. She was a homemaker and an 18-year employee of Kellwood Corp., Spencer. She was a former employee of G.C. Murphy Co., Parkersburg, and was a member of Spencer Baptist Temple, Spencer.

Surviving are her husband, Bobby DeWeese of Spencer; one son, Michael E. Stalnaker of Vienna; one daughter, Cheryl D. Stalnaker of Spencer; four sisters, Justine Harris, Dormal Coe Rhodes and Wanda E. Nutter, all of Spencer, and Dorlene S. Walker of Ravenswood; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Chenoweth A. Stalnaker.

Services were held in Spencer Baptist Temple, with Rev. Richard W. "Rick" Perrine and Rev. Kevin E. Randolph officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LLOYD DeWITT, JR.

10/8/98

Lloyd DeWitt, Jr., 66, of Orma, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale, following a long illness.

He was born in Morgantown, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Rosalie Brady DeWitt; one brother, Frank O. DeWitt of Morgantown; two half-sisters, Edress Williams and Rita Pelzer, both of Charleroi, Pa.; one step-son, David Marks of Norwood, N.C.; two step-daughters, Pamela Bowlin of Salem, Ohio, and Gloria McCullough of Garrettsville, Ohio.

Services were held at Stinson Church of Christ, Chloe, with Evangelist Gend Miller officiating. The body was cremated.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/21/1995

THEODORE DeWITT, SR.

Theodore "Ted" DeWitt, Sr., 67, of Marietta, died Wednes-day, Sept. 13, 1995, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Martin and Viola Slider DeWitt. He was a machinist with Dravo Corp., retiring in 1982. He was a member of B.P.O. Elks 477 of Marietta and the AMI Group. He was on the advisory board of Washington County Vocational School Machinist Trades and was a judge of machinist trades at the school. He was a former member of Washington County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services-317 Board. He had been a T-ball coach and a coach of girls' softball teams, and a former umpire in men's softball. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a veteran of Ohio National Guard.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Ruth White DeWitt; three daughters, Dianna Burkhard of Springfield, Ohio, Debra Dillon of Williamstown and Donna Hall of Marietta; three sons, Theodore "Ted" DeWitt, Jr., and Thomas C. DeWitt, both of Marietta, and Terry DeWitt of Fort Campbell, Ky.; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Martin DeWitt.

Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Marietta, with Monsignor Edward Kakascik officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/1/1995

RAY DICKEY

Ray Dickey, 68, of Rosedale, died Sunday, May 28, 1995, at his residence after an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Clay County, a son of the late Weldon and Nora Jane Sampson Dickey. He was an oil field worker.

Surviving are five sons, George Dickey, Rockey Dickey and Stoney Dickey, all of Nicut, Kenneth Dickey of Byesville, Ohio, and Herbert Dickey of Rosedale; four daughters, Wanda Cottrill of Rosedale, Colleen McKown of Arnoldsburg, Polly McKown of Blairsville, Ga., and Teresa Miller of Frametown; two sisters, Tressie McCoy of Nicut and Mable King of Orma; one half-sister, Ona McCumbers of Mt. Zion; 26 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Dickey, in 1992.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Orma Cemetery, Orma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/4/96

EVERETT DILLEY

Everett W. Dilley, 41, of Hartville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1995.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, a son of Georgia Wolfe Dilley of Leatherbark and the late Harry Dilley.

He was a 1974 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was an oilfield worker and moved to Hartville with his family three years ago from West Virginia.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Kay Sampson Dilley; one son, Jonathan Dilley of Hartville; one daughter, Jessica M. Dilley of Ravenswood; one brother, Edwin Dilley of Leatherbark; two sisters, Rosalie Mace of Leatherbark and Mandy Deel of Hartville; and stepgrandmother, Geneva Wolfe of Morgantown.

Graveside services were held at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Arrangements were handled by Arnold Funeral Home, Hartville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GEORGIA DILLEY

3/18/1999

Georgia M. Dilley, 69, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Mar. 10, 1999, at her residence.

Surviving are two daughters, Rosalie Ann Mace of Leather-bark and Mandy Ellen Deel of Hartville, Ohio; one son, Edwin Dilley of Arnoldsburg; eight grandchildren; two step-grand-children; three great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grand-children.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ORVAL "BOB" DILLON

9/25/1997

Orval "Bob" Dillon, 90, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at Charleston Area Medical Center General Division.

He was born in Crummies Creek, a son of the late William D. and Anna Starcher Dillon. He was a timber worker in the 1930s, a coal miner in the 1940s, and worked for State Road Commission and Hope Natural Gas Co. in the 1950s. He then worked for Ohio Brass Co., Barberton, Ohio, where he retired at age 70. He enjoyed nature sports, including hunting and fishing.

Surviving are one daughter, Sue Anne Steele of Akron; one son, William R. Dillon of Arnoldsburg; one stepson, Thomas Collins of Orma; one brother, J.C. Dillon of Arnoldsburg; two stepsisters, Ruby Sampson of St. Marys and Greta Crawford of Sand Ridge; two stepbrothers, W.D. Dillon, Jr., of Barberton and J.B. Dillon of Sand Ridge; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Lee Chafin Dillon; one sister, Frieda Spurling; two brothers, Joe Dillon and George Dillon; one grandson, William R. Dillon, Jr.; and one great-grandson, Stephen P. Morris.

Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/13/1994

ADA BAILEY DOBBINS

Ada Bailey Dobbins, 77, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 1994, at The Willows, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

She was born in Nicut, a daughter of the late Floyd and Della Carter Bailey. She was a member of Stoney Point United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Rosalee Minney of Parkersburg; three stepdaughters, Betty Hopkins of Big Bend, Eleanor Evans of Parkersburg, and Wilma Sampson of Avon Park, Fla.; two stepsons, Stanley Dobbins of Clevland, Ohio, and Arnold Dobbins, Jr., of Spencer; one brother, Henry Bailey of Nicut; one sister, Doss Hurley of Hickory, N.C.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Bailey, in 1981; and her second husband, Arnold Dobbins, Sr., in 1991.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Walter Dale Minney officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery, Minnora.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/21/1995

ARLENE DOBBINS

Arlene Knotts Dobbins, 72, of Alexandria, Va., died Sunday, Sept. 3, 1995, at Mt. Vernon Hospital, Alexandria.

She was born in Orma, a daughter of Lala Keith Knotts of Arnoldsburg and the late Earl Knotts. She had retired from St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, with many years of service, and was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Howard Dobbins; one daughter, Barbara Jones of Alexandria; two sons, Harold Dobbins and Charles Dobbins, both of Alexandria; one grandson; four brothers; four sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Knotts.

Services were held at Cunningham Funeral Home, Alexandria. Burial was in Quantico National Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 December 1999

ARNOLD DOBBINS

Arnold J. Dobbins, 67, of Egypt Ridge, Spencer, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arnold and Lydia Bailey Dobbins. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a truck driver and heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Webb Dobbins; six sons, Terry Dobbins and Rodney Dobbins, both of Wilson, N.C., Steve Dobbins and Jeffrey Dobbins, both of Orma, Mitchel Dobbins of Mt. Zion and Arnold Dobbins of Spencer; three daughters, Debbie Parsons of Orma and Diane Dobbins and Kimberly Dobbins, both of Spencer; three step-sons, Fred Webb, Burley Webb and Criss Webb, all of Spencer; one brother, Stanley Dobbins of Medina, Ohio; three sisters, Bernice Sampson and Eleanor June Dobbins, both of Parkersburg, and Betty Hopkins of Big Bend; 19 grand-children; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three daughters, Sherry Ann Nichols, Katheryn E. Dobbins and Angela K. Dobbins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Amoldsburg, with Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/10/1994

MARY L. DODD

Mary L. Dodd, 71, of Pennsboro, died Tuesday, Mar. 1, 1994, at her residence after a sudden illness.

She was born in Leason Run, Doddridge County, a daughter of the late George W. and Icy Cunningham Richards. She was a member of the Church of God, Pennsboro.

Surviving are her husband, Otis J. Dodd; two sons, George Hadsel Dodd and Gene Dodd, both of Massillon, Ohio; two daughters, Viola J. Blackburn of Oak Hill and Deloris McCloy of Parkersburg; four brothers, Rev. Porter Richards of Shelby, Ohio, Rev. Francis Richards and Ray Richards, both of Greenwood, and Joe Richards of Nutters Fort; two sisters, Ruth Mason of Massillon and Minnie Wood of Huntersville, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, and one grandson.

Services were held at Pennsboro Church of God, with Rev. Robert Kirk officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MILLARD L. DODD

5/22/1997

Millard L. Dodd, 60, of Weston, died Thursday, May 14, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Ritchie County, a son of the late Russell and Edna Heath Dodd. He was a retired first sergeant with 20 years service in the U.S. Army, and received the Purple Heart, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge and several others. He was a member of Purple Heart Chapter 418 of Clarksburg and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 51 of Weston. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn S. Collins Dodd; two sons, Mark Dodd and Steven Dodd, both of Monterey, Calif.; four daughters, Michelle Dodd, Louise Dodd, Vicki Dodd and Linda Dodd, all of Monterey; three stepsons, Thomas Brian Carmichael of Virginia, Billy Lee Carmichael of Pennsylvania and Edwin Wayne Carmichael of Salem; two stepdaughters, Patricia Ann Majors of Elkton, Ky., and Melissa Lynn Carmichael of Hicksville, N.C.; two brothers, Max Dodd of Iowa and Ronnie Dodd of Pennsboro; five sisters, Evelyn Whitehair and Peggy Dodd, both of Pennsboro, Helen Snyder of Calhoun County, Betty Dodd of North Carolina and Pauline Dodd of Georgia; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

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

Services were held at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with Rev. Charles R. Burnside officiating. Burial was in W.Va. National Cemetery, Grafton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROY DODD

1/16/1997

Roy Lewis Dodd, 67, of Lynn Camp Community, Pennsboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born at Wilsonburg, Harrison County, a son of the late James Russell and Edna V. Heath Dodd. He was a Korean War veteran and had been a timberman and a sawer for local sawmills. He was a member of American Legion, Pennsboro.

Surviving are three brothers, Max Dodd of Ottumwa, Iowa, Ronald Dodd of Finch Community, Ellenboro, and Milard Dodd of Jane Lew; and five sisters, Betty Blankenship of Peachland, N.C., Pauline Stephens of Murphy, N.C., Helen Snider of Big Springs, and Peggy Jones and Evelyn Whitehair, both of Pennsboro.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nole Dodd and James Dodd; and one sister, Nancy Dodd.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro. Burial was in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, with military rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/28/1996

IRA HAROLD DONAHUE

Ira Harold Donahue, 59, of Davey, Fla., died Monday, Mar. 18, 1996, at Miami Veterans Hospital, Miami, Fla.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Ira D. and Alveretta Harris Donahue.

Surviving are his wife, Shelby Donahue; one son, Donnie Donahue of Hollywood, Fla.; two daughters, Missy Donahue and Teresa Donahue, both of Cleveland; three stepchildren; two sisters, Elma Z. Blouir of St. Marys and Charlotte Donahue of Italy, Tex.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Donahue and Ronzal Donahue. The body was cremated.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ALMA MARIE DOTSON

9/11/1997

Alma Marie Dotson, 79, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Sept. 5, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Samuel Mack and Bertha Nelson Criss. She was a former employee of American Viscose and she was a Protestant.

Surviving are her husband, Elden LaFoy Dotson; one son, Seldon L. Dotson of Parkersburg; three brothers, Woodrow Criss of Parkersburg and Raymond Criss and William Criss, both of Vienna; two sisters, Emogene Anderson of Parkersburg and Edith Knight of Big Bend; two nephews, Mark Dotson of Columbus and David Dotson of Charleston; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Aaron Criss and Everett Criss; and four sisters, Ethel Grantham, Frances Haney, Gertrude Thompson, and Ellodean Barnes.

Services were held at Ogdin Kimes Funeral Home, Parkers-burg, with Rev. Lindsay Thorpe officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 February 2000

NETTIE MAE DOTSON

Nettie Mae Dotson, 80, of Mineral Wells, died Friday, Feb. 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Henry and Virginia Snider Collins. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are four sons, Larry K. Dotson of Pettyville, Allen Dotson of Mineral Wells, with whom she resided, and James H. Dotson and Alfred "Al" Dotson, both of Vienna; two daughters, Mary Lou Buckley of Parkersburg and Janie Smith of Vincent; one brother, Grover H. Collins of Big Springs; one sister, Jettie Belle Collins of Belpre; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman H. Dotson; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were hed at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Joe Ward officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARGARET DOUMONT

10/7/1999

Margaret M. Doumont, 79, of Big Springs, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Rural Valley, Pa. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Homemakers Club and was a former employee of Pennsylvania State Police Dept., Butler, Pa.

Surviving are two sons, John M. Doumont of Atlanta, Ga., and Robert Doumont of Big Springs; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Doumont, in 1984.

Graveside services were held at Nobe Cemetery, with Rev. Don Tranel officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/29/1995

Byron T. Dowell, 23, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, June 21, 1995, of accidental drowning on the New River near Pulaski, Va.

He was born in New Mexico, a son of Chester and Nellie Yukiko Dowell of Mt. Zion. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and Marshall University. He was a graduate student at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Surviving are his wife, Caryn Swann Dowell; one brother, Michael Dowell of Mt. Zion; one sister, Alisa Dowell of Berkeley, Calif.; paternal grandparents, Art and Roxie Dowell of Pritchitt, Colo; and maternal grandparents, Yukihoru and Momoko Niji of Millville, N.J.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

NELLE DOWNEY

1/2/1997

Nelle Lamb Downey, 86, of St. Albans, died Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

She was born in Douglas, a daughter of the late Dr. C.R. and Nannie Lamb. She was a member of Grace Baptist Temple, St. Albans, and was a former school teacher in Calhoun and Clay counties and a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Leanna Downey Stull of St. Albans; two brothers, Creed Lamb of South Charleston and James Lamb of St. Albans; four sisters, Hazel Christian and Goldie Rice, both of Gauley Bridge, Losie Dye of Chloe and Maysel Snyder of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Downey; one brother, Clifford Lamb; and two sisters, Gertrude Grogg and Ruby Finley.

Services were held at Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Rev. David Pence officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/22/1994

FREDA V. HARRIS DUDAS

Freda V. Harris Dudas died Saturday, Dec. 3, 1994, at her home in Cleveland, Ohio, after an extended illness.

She was the daughter of N. P. and Thursa Lewis Harris of Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Stephen Dudas; children, Billy Prose and Patti Smallen; grandchildren, Mark and Natalie Smallen, all of Cleveland; sisters, Timmy Boesing of Indiana and Willodeane Brady of Walker; and a dear friend, Joan Martin of Cleveland. Services and burial were in Cleveland.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARY DUFFIELD

1/16/1997

Mary Duffield, 92, of Massillon, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of John and Cora Adams Miller. She was a homemaker and a resident of Massillon for 34 years. She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church and attended Massillon Baptist Temple.

Surviving are one daughter, Cora Hoover of Massillon, with whom she resided; two brothers, Guy D. Miller of Dalton, Ohio, and Lemuel S. Miller of Spencer; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Duffield; one sister, Virginia Miller; and two brothers, Harry Miller and Gordon Miller.

Services were held at Massillon Baptist Temple, with Dr. W. Jay Dolvin officiating. Burial was in Broolfield Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/21/1995

HERBERT A. DULEY

Herbert Auston "Herb" Duley, 81, of Parkersburg, died Fri-day, Sept. 15, 1995, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late George and Alverta Wells Duley. He retired from Tri-City Drilling Co., Belpre, in 1983 after 52 years of service in the oil and gas fields of West Virginia, Ohio, Washington, and Kentucky. He was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Hall Duley; one daughter, Cora Leona Hudson of Dunbar; two sons, Charles H. Duley of Bremerton, Wash., and Jerry A. Duley of Fayetteville, N.C.; one brother, Kenneth Duley of Charleston, Ill.; two sisters, Elenora Welch of Five Forks, and Genieve Kight of Youngstown; a half-brother, Arnold Yoke of Broomstick; two half-sisters, Betty Smith of Parkersburg and Ruby Jean Godfrey of Pettyville; 14 grand-children; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Myrl Duley.

Graveside services were held at Evergreen North Cemetery with Ted Crouch officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LUTHER E. DULEY

6/18/1998

Luther E. Duley, 84, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in the Willows of Parkersburg following a long illness.

He was born at Index, the son of the late Curtis and Stella Yeager Duley. He was a retired employee of O. Ames Co., Parkersburg, Plant #1, with 33 years of service. He was a member of Lower Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Brown Duley of Parkersburg; four daughters, Louise Roddle and Edna Dawson, both of Davis-ville, and Therla Midcap and Sue Ferrell, both of Parkersburg; two sons, Verl Duley of Parkersburg and Ronald Duley of Williams-town; four sisters, Blondena Richards of Mt. Zion, Lettie Wilson of Five Forks, Tressa Buskirk of Belpre, Ohio, and Oleta Tallhammer of Beatrice; and 43 grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Westfall Cemetery, Lower Run, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VIRGINIA DULEY

5/27/1999

Virginia E. Duley, 86, of Parkersburg, formerly of Lower Run, Gilmer County, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Webster County and was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters, Louise J. Riddle and Edna M. Dawson, both of Davisville, and Therala R. Midcap and Joyce Sue Ferrell, both of Parkersburg; two sons, Verl E. Duley of Parkers-burg and Ronald B. Duley of Williamstown; and several grand-children and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Duley, in 1998.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2000

BETTY DUNBAR

Betty J. Dunbar, 68, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Mar. 5, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Index, the daughter of the late Ollie and Artie Richards Bush. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are six sons, Danny Dunbar and Doug Dunbar, both of Parkersburg, Terry Dunbar of Rockport, Robert Dunbar of Little Hocking, Ohio, David Dunbar of Belpre, Ohio, and Jimmy Dunbar of Mineral Wells; three brothers, Bill Bush of Coolville, Ohio, Jim Bush of Grantsville and Guy Bush of Big Bend; six sisters, Elinor Skidmore of Veto Lake, Ohio, Lona Smith of Transfer, Pa., Pat Maxwell of Glenville, Charlotte Ball of Grantsville, Susan Siers of Elizabeth and Judy Gant of Rockport; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Dunbar; one sister, Ruby Gainer; and one brother, Robert Scott Bush.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, I p.m., at Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating, and burial in Westfall Cemetery, near Lockney.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

CORA DUNCAN

Cora Duncan, 84, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Oct. 30, 1995, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Beech, a daughter of the late Henry Clark and Saphrona Sears Bailey. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are two daughters, Freda Tucker of Arnoldsburg and Thelma Mallett of Vero Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Savannis Duncan, in 1982; one son, Savannis Duncan, Jr.; and one grandchild.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

BOYD H. "JIM" DUSKEY

8/27/1998

Boyd H. "Jim" Duskey, 81, of Cremo, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Roane General Hospital, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of Knights of Pythias Lodge, Cremo, and Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Virgie Slider Duskey; two sons, Boyd F. Duskey of Canton, Ohio, and Jerry Lee Duskey of Elizabeth; two daughters, Virginia Lee Whytsell of Arnoldsburg and Beverly Carpenter of Mt. Zion; one sister, Dolly Gillispie of Vienna; one brother, George Duskey of Grantsville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, Creston. Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DANIEL DEWITT DUSKEY

3/5/1998

Daniel Dewitt Duskey, 52, of Mineral Wells, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Cremo, a son of the late Daniel and Lena Carpenter Duskey. He was a Vietnam Veteran and a member of Grantsville VFW.

Surviving are one son, Daniel Duskey Dickle of Mineral Wells; two daughters, Mary Duskey and Yvonne Duskey, both of Marietta, Ohio; three sisters, Grace Elmore of Mentor, Ohio, and Faustine McCartney and Edna Kingsbury, both of Grantsville; one brother, Eugene Duskey of Painesville, Ohio; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Frankie Duskey.

Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ELVA DUSKEY

6/4/1998

Elva Duskey, 95, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, May 30, 1998, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Francis M. and Roanna Marks Connolly.

She was founder of Mt. Zion Cemetery Maintenance Association, member of American Legion Auxiliary and Victor Hamilton Post of Grantsville, and long-time member of Calhoun General Hospital Auxiliary and gold star member of Mt. Zion Farm Women's Club. She was a homemaker and was the oldest member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Surviving are four sons, Charles Duskey, Jr., of Grantsville, Harold Ray Duskey of Parkersburg, Donald G. Duskey of Texarkanna, Tex., and Ronald Duskey of Rosella, Ill.; three sisters, Mabel Bennett and Grace Nichols, both of Grantsville, and Frankie Mowery of Creston; one brother, Roy Connolly of Parkersburg; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Duskey, Sr.; one son, John Duskey in 1944; seven sisters; and four brothers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/21/1995

FLODA L. DUSKEY

Floda L. Duskey, 85, of Beverly, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 15, 1995, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Charles and Laura Arthur Richards. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Joy Fellowship Church.

Surviving are seven sons, Albert Duskey, Jr., Jerry Duskey, Roger Duskey, Russell Duskey, David Duskey, Terry Duskey and Steve Duskey, all of Beverly; two daughters, Jean Funk of Beverly and Rita Vorhies of McConnelsville, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Elva Thomas of Lowell and Golda Swires of Akron, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Duskey, Sr., in 1977; three sisters, Dollie Richards, Martha Snyder and Zelma Simonton; and one granddaughter, Teresa Duskey.

Services were held at Faith Joy Fellowship Church, Ohio Rt. 83 near Hackney, Ohio, with Rev. Gary Combs officiating. Burial was in Smith Chapel Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JACK EARL DUSKEY

7/16/1998

Jack Earl Duskey, 60, of Lowell, died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late John and Mary Belle Knight Duskey. He lived in Lowell for the past 40 years and had been a welder for Ohio Power Co. for over 30 years. He served in the U.S. Marines and was a member of American Legion Post 750, Lowell, and a former member of Knights of Pythias, Buell Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Sue Hanna Duskey; two daughters, Diane Duskey of Beverly and Mary Jo McDougle of Lowell; one son, Mark Lee Duskey; one granddaughter, Dayna Marie McDougle; and two brothers, Bruce Padgitt and wife Trisa of Bedford, Tex., and Russell Duskey and wife Gladys of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Duskey.

Private committal services with full military rites were held at Waterford Cemetery with Jeff Duncan officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Cure For Lymphoma Foundation, 215 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10016-6023.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BETTY DYE

4/15/1999

Betty Z. Dye, 73, of Big Springs, died Friday, Apr. 9, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Frank and Artie Cunningham Hardman. She was a member of Beech Valley United Methodist Church, Big Springs, and was a former grandmother at Pleasant Hill and Brooksville Elementary schools.

Surviving are five sons, Gerald, Terry and Perry Dye, all of Big Springs, Larry Dye of Williamstown and Pat Dye of Five Forks; four sisters, Alta Richards of Georgia, Kate Richards of Big Springs and Armetta Schedell and Jean Smith, both of Ohio; three brothers, George Hardman of Grantsville, Ronzel Hardman of Mt. Zion and Tom Hardman, address unknown; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Dye, and one daughter, Rev. Phillis Dye.

Services were held at Beech Valley United Methodist Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/22/1996

HAROLD G. DYE

Harold G. Dye, 88, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Freed, a son of the late Judson D. and Icy Smith Dye. He was a 1930 graduate of Mountain State Business College, Parkersburg. He was a poultry farmer, and retired as a potter from Homer Laughlin China Co., Newell, after 11 years of service. He was an honorary member of GPPAW Union and Inter-national Brotherhood of Potters and Allied Workers. He was a former president of Smithville Senior Citizens and was a member of Millstone Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Donnie Dye of Jamestown, Pa., Donald Dye of Brohard and Keith Dye of Big Springs; two daughters, Maryland Ingram of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ruth Ellen Bell of Big Springs; one brother, Hazel Dye of Brohard; three sisters, Lillian Mannien of Fair Port Harbor, Ohio, Fern Gaidoes of Clarksburg and Mary Gayfor of Florida; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estie Greathouse Dye; one son, Dennis Dye; one infant son; two brothers, Arnie Dye and Johnnie Dye; and one sister, Mildred Deavers.

Services were held Saturday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Ayers Cemetery, Smithville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/26/1995

LONA MAY DYE

Lona May Dye, 87, of Parkersburg, formerly of Leachtown, died Monday, Jan. 23, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John and Frona Cunningham Dye. She was a member of Vaught's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Juanita Mace of Parkersburg; one granddaughter, Karen Dent of Parkersburg; two great-granddaughters, Kelly Dent and Kara Dent, both of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m., at Vaught's Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Wilbur Hardin officiating. Burial will be in Vaught's Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Parkersburg, and at the church, noon to 1 p.m., Thursday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

VIOLA DYE

9/10/98

Viola G. Dye, 55, of Smithville, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center. She was born in Calhoun County.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Dye and David Dye, both of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Bob Maze and Matthew Maze, both of New Philadelphia, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis R. Dye; two children, Beverly and Mikey Dye; and one brother, Paul Maze.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/4/1995

WILLIAM M. DYE

William M. "Bill" Dye, 85, of Big Springs, died Monday, April 24, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Freed, a son of the late George W. and Prantha A. Raybuck Dye. He retired from Haught Drilling Co., Smithville, and was a former janitor at United Manufacturing Co., Harrisville. He was the former owner and operator of Dye's Ashland Service Station, Smithville, and Big Springs Truck Stop, Big Springs. He was a volunteer fire warden for Northern Calhoun County, and a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife of 66-1/2 years, Ruth Eagle Dye of Big Springs; one son, James M. Dye of Ellenboro; three daughters, Doris Williams of Parkersburg, Edith Haught of Smithville and June Haught of Big Springs; two sisters, Cokie Turner of Zanesville, Ohio, and Edith Barr of Frazeysburg, Ohio; four brothers, Bennie Dye of Parkersburg, Shirl Dye of Dresden, Ohio, Everett Dye of Big Springs and Ernest Dye of Leachtown; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers; three sisters; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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