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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

HOMER DAUGHERTY

Homer A. Daugherty, 93, of Cambridge, Ohio, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Newcomerstown, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas and Eva Daugherty and step-son of the late Edith Daugherty.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Greyhound and Cambridge-Southern with 32 years of service. He was a former post commander of American Legion 21, member of Moriah Lodge 38, AF&AM, former worthy patron of Wetzel Chapter, Eastern Star 27, all of Spencer, member of Knights Templar and Royal Arch Masons, Ravenswood, and life member of VFW Post 5783.

Surviving are one son, Daniel Daugherty of Cambridge; two daughters, Jean Daugherty and Judith Bishard, both of Cambridge; 12 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Pearl Greathouse Daugherty on June 11, 2001; one daughter, Peggy Conner; one brother, Paul Daugherty; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, with Pastor Martin Hennessey and Rev. James Dull officiating, and burial in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, with military graveside services by Guernsey County Veterans Council.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 July 2000

LURLAND MARIE DAUGHERTY

Lurland Marie Daugherty, 47, of Newcomerstown, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at University Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born in Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, William Daugherty, Sr.; two daughters, Heather Fenton and Connie Moulton; two sons, Raymond Charles Bancroft and William Daugherty, Jr., of Newcomerstown; her parents, Jim and Marilyn Barr of White Pine and Paul and Lurland Starcher of Lower White Pine; one sister, Sheri K. Wilson of LaRue, Ohio; four brothers, James D. Barr of Moundsville, Stephen P. Barr of Grantsville, Jay D. Barr of LaRue, and Aaron K. Barr of Marion, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services were held at Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Port Washington, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2001

NANCY "PEGGY" DAUGHERTY

Nancy Pearl "Peggy" Daugherty, 83, of Cambridge, Ohio, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville, Ohio.

She was born in Pink, the daughter of the late Samuel A. and Glenna Bissell Greathouse. She was retired from Pfleuger Fishing Tackle, Akron, Ohio. She was a member of Faith Chapel Church, Wetzel Chapter of Eastern Star #27, and American Legion Post Auxiliary #21, all of Spencer.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Homer Daugherty; one step-son, Daniel Daugherty of Cambridge; two step-daughters, Jean Daugherty and Judith Bishard, both of Cambridge; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one niece, Linda McCartney of Arnoldsburg; and two great-nieces, Robin and Beth McCartney, both of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Elbert Greathouse, and one step-daughter, Peggy Conner.

Services were held at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, with Pastor Mike White officiating. Burial was in Northwood Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 October 2008

OLETA BOGGS DAVID

Oleta Boggs David, 83, of Caldwell, Tex., died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at her home.

She was born at Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late Ray and Flossie Burrows Boggs.

Surviving are one daughter, Ann Butler of Caldwell; one son, David Sweeney of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, William Boggs of Brewster, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Dolores Mace, Murdayne Piotrowski and Waunetta McCartney, and three brothers, Tommy Boggs, Johnny Boggs and Thurl Gunn. Services and burial were held at Elizabeth Lutheran Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 August 2004

ALTA DAVIS

Alta L. Davis, 86, of Glenville, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Byron and Gladys Dora Rogers Bush.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruth A. Simmons, Carolyn S. Luzader and Sharon G. Mortensen; two sons, Kenneth C. Davis and Dennis R Davis; 19 grandchildren; and several great­-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Davis; and three sons, Raymond B. Davis, Ralph L. Davis and Donald R. Davis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Brown IOOF Cemetery, Harrison County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2003

ARNELL DAVIS

Arnell Davis, 76, of St. Marys, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clark and Olive Freshour Wilson. She lived and worked most of her life in Grantsville until moving to St. Marys in 1995.

Surviving are one sister, Ila Hildreth of Coatesville, Md.; one son, Denver Davis of St. Marys; six grandchildren; and one great-­grandson.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Davis; one sister, June Freed; and three brothers, Earl, Troy and Opha Wilson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, ii a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Mike Reynolds officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 March 2002

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAVIS

Benjamin Franklin Davis, 66, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Lefthand, Roane County, the son of the late Clarence Otis and Icie L. Sims Davis. After retiring as a driver for Wood County Senior Citizens, he worked as a security guard for Powell Apartments.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Alice R. Davis; two sons, Ricky Franklin Davis and Johnny Davis, both of Parkersburg; three daughters, Vickie Sims, Donna Davis and Bobbie Jo Oldaker, all of Parkersburg; and William Davis of Grantsville; four sisters, Dollie Bailey of Parkersburg and Mary Boatwright, Thelma Hughes and Bonnie Summerville, all of Spencer; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Buddie Bunner officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 November 2005

BESSIE DAVIS

Bessie M. Davis, 71, of Parkersburg, died at Willows Nursing Home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Howard and Sarah Keller Wells. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Surviving are six daughters, Jenny McWilliams and Viola Richards, both of Parkersburg, Shelby Wilson of Marietta, Marie Smith. of Vincent, Betty Caplinger of Belpre arid Karen McIntyre of Davisville; two sons, Dwayne Davis of Belpre and Roy Davis of Parkersburg; one sister, Orpha Lipscomb of Barberton, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one niece, Maggie Whaley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Junior Davis; two sons, Robert Davis and an infant; and two brothers.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jerry Caplinger officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2000

CARL DAVIS

Carl W. Davis, 80, of Sutton, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, as a result of injuries received in a farm tractor accident near his home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Benija and Saraphornia Friend Davis. He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways, was a farmer, clock repairman and musician. He was a Baptist and a member of Hope Baptist Church, Frametown.

Surviving are his wife, Auda Posey Davis of Sutton; four sons, William (Bill) of Grafton, Ohio, Jerry of Akron, Ohio, Bernie of Lynchburg, Va., and Steve of Sutton; four daughters, Anna Mae Hamric, Linda Davis and June Batton, all of Sutton, and Shirley Brown of Frametown; 36 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and five great- great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Alton, John, Cleophas, Joe, Clarence and Alva Davis; and three sisters, Genevieve Schrader, Dollie Skidmore and Dovie Boggs.

Services were held at Hope Baptist Church, with Rev. Allen Donaldson and Rev. Charles G. Steele officiating. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery, Coon Creek, near Sutton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 August 2008

CECIL DAVIS

Cecil Davis, 93, of Sand Ridge, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Vaughan, the son of the late William Floyd and Ethel Harrison Davis.

He was a mechanic and sawmill operator and lifelong collector of Model O gauge model trains.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Leah Jean Lockney Davis; three daughters, Bambi Parsons and husband Greg of Pine Creek, Kandi Pingley and husband Darrell of Sand Ridge and Tammy Jett and husband Ron of Orma; one son, Bill Davis of Sand Ridge; three sisters, Thelma Whittington of East Bank, Jean Cuetnick of Century and Callie Sanson of Poca; four brothers, Charles Davis of Giles, William Floyd Davis, Jr., of Thomas, Edwin Davis of Quinwood and Owen "Doc" Davis of Florida; four grandchildren, Jacob, Kaity and Jaron Jett and Anne Pingley; and several nieces and nephews, including Joe, John and Ralph Powell and Dennis Stump.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jolene; two sisters, Arzola Larch and Belle Ballard; and one brother, Enoch Davis.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor John Powell and Pastor George Rose officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001 (Obituary from 1970)

CLAUDE DAVIS

Claude S. Davis, 62, of Annamoriah, died unexpectedly while at work on Monday, Feb. 7, 1970.

He was the son of the late Geroge and Lillie Bell Davis. He had been in the coal business in Harrison County for many years, and after 1962 was interested in the production of oil and gas in Calhoun County.

Surviving are his wife, Frankie Maze Davis; one son, Claude Davis, Jr. of Barberton, Ohio; one daughter, Joan Auvil of Clarksburg; four sisters, Myrtle O'Day of Clarksburg, Opal Nelson of Huntington, Maude Maze of Annamoriah, and Amy Arthur of Parkersburg; and five grandchildren.

Services were held at Snyder Chapel Church, Annamoriah, with Rev. Manley O. Collins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2001

CLAUDE DAVIS - (Obituary from Aug. 31, 1978)

Claude E. Davis, 46, of Cambridge, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 1978, at Louisville General Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Mrs. Frankie M. Davis of Annamoriah and the late Claude S. Davis. He had been employed by Electro Mat Casting Co. and served as district representative for International Moulders and Allied Workers Union of America for 15 years. He was an oil and gas producer in Calhoun and surrounding counties and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Dottie Davis; three sons, Claude Davis III of Grantsville and John and Nicholas Davis, both of Barberton, Ohio; one daughter, Linda Davis of Barberton; one sister, Jean Auvil of Clarksburg; and one granddaughter.

Services were held at Snyder Chapel United Methodist Church, Annamoriah, with Rev. George Williamson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2001

CLAUDE E. DAVIS III - (Obituary from 1986)

Claude E. Davis III, 30, of Annamoriah, died Aug. 17, 1986, at his home.

He was born in Elizabeth, the son of Peggy Wix of Barberton, Ohio, and the late Claude Davis II.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Robin R. Davis; three sons, Shawn Davis of Barberton, Ohio, and Jesse Davis and Joshua Davis, both at home; one daughter, Lora Davis at home; two brothers, Mike Davis of Munday and Nick Davis of Annamoriah; one sister, Linda Davis of Barberton, Ohio; his maternal grandmother, Gaye Arthur of Creston; and his paternal grandmother, Frankie Davis of Annamoriah.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 09 January 2003

DONALD DAVIS

Donald Davis, 44, of St. Marys, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at his residence.

He was the son of John and Arnell Wilson Davis of St. Marys and attended Calvary Baptist Church, St. Marys.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Denver L. Davis of St. Marys; one uncle, Opha Wilson of St. Marys; and one aunt, Ila Hildreth of Coatsville, Ind. ­

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001 (Obituary from Dec 1929)

EDWARD DAVIS

Edward Davis, 75, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Davis, died Dec. 23, 1929.

He professed faith in Christ at the age of 17 and lived faithful to the end. He was united in marriage to Rosenetta Bolton on Sept. 26, 1878, and they had three children. She died in 1902.

Surviving are his second wife, Caroline Bourn Davis, whom he married in 1907; two sons, Gideon and Harvey, both of Morgantown; one daughter, Mrs. Emery Turner of Ritchie County; two brothers, Jefferson of Upshur County and James of Lewis County; and one sister, Olive Collins of Gilmer County.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Services were conducted by Rev. M.P. Lowe of Grantsville. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery on Christmas Day.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle"- 23 July 2009

ELKIN DAVIS

Elkin Davis, 89, of Big Bend, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was the son of the late John Davis, Sr., and Sarah Husk Davis.

Surviving are two daughters, Freda Goodnight and Delores Davis Frederick; one son, Ronnie Davis; 15 grandchildren, Jason Goodnight, Jeff, Makayla and Scottie Davis, Joyce Frederick Smith, Michael Frederick Bandy, Shannon and Kaitlyn Davis, T.J. Sirbaugh, Ricky Davis, Meloney and Derek Villers and Shawn and Josie Whipkey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Richards Davis; one daughter, Wanda Davis; and six brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001 (Obituary from 1992)

FRANKIE DAVIS

Frankie M. Davis, 85, of Annamoriah, died Monday, June 29, 1992, at Calhoun General Hospital.

She was born at Industry, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ebby and Luvena Smith Maze. She was a member of Snyder Chapel Community Church, Annamoriah.

Surviving are one daughter, Joan Auvil of Annamoriah;one sister, Grace Mace of Harrisville; one half-sister, Ethel Rader of Annamoriah; one step-sister, Elah Mills of Elizabeth; one step brother, Thomas Ewing of Clarksburg; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Davis; one son, Claude Davis II; and one grandson.

Services were conducted at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Community Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 November 2008

GENEVIEVE KATHERINE DAVIS

Genevieve Katherine Davis, 87, of Orlando, Fla., died at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, St. Cloud, Fla., on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Hillary and Hattie Bourn Vannoy. She was a resident of Orlando for 52 years.

Surviving are two children, Dannie K. Davis and Jewell Ann Starling; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her twin sister, Geraldine Vannoy of Tyler County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward E. Davis, and three brothers, Danny, Edward and Kester Vannoy.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001

JOAN DAVIS

Joan D. Davis, 52, of Canton, Ohio, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Beulah McCoy. She had resided in Canton for 25 years.

Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Grover Houchin of Minnora and Julia and Roy Boatright of Norton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Davis; one brother, Donald McCoy; and one sister, Bonnie Sturm.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2004

JOHN DAVIS, Jr.

John Davis, Jr., 86, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John and Sarah Husk Davis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Davis; one son, Alvin Ray Davis of Eau Claire, Wisc.; one foster daughter, Joyce Hicks of Grantsville; one brother, Elkins Davis of Big Bend; and six grandchildren, Denny Davis of Richwood, April Davis of Manassas, Va., Angel Pettit of Birch River, Lisa Davis of Eau Claire and Tim Hicks and Tyler Hicks, both of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Isaac, Okey, Hollie, Eddie and Ruben Davis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Ralph Keener officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2001

JOHN MICHAEL DAVIS - (Obituary from 1992)

John Michael Davis, 31, of Annamoriah, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1992, of injuries sustained in a single car accident on W.Va. 5, West of Big Bend near Annamoriah.

He was born in Barberton, Ohio, the son of Peggy Arthur Davis Wix of Annamoriah, and the late Claude Davis II. He was a self-employed carpenter.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Patricia A. Rose Davis; one son, Shelby Michael Davis of Annamoriah; one brother, Nick Davis of Munday; and one sister, Linda Davis of Mineral Wells.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Claude E. "Butch" Davis, in 1986.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Church Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 December 2001

JOSEPH DAVIS

Joseph H. Davis, 75, of Warren, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Alonzo and Minnie G. Shimer Davis. He worked for 30 years as a tool and die maker for Babcox & Wilcox Co., Barberton, Ohio. He was a member of Covenant Chapel, Bluffton.

Surviving are his wife, Kitty L. Scott; one daughter, Connie Higginbotham of Warren; two sons, Mike Davis of Fairview and David Davis of Barberton; three children raised in the Davis home, Willie Higginbotham of Akron and Nathan Nutter and Jason Nutter, both at home; one sister, Ethel Kirby of Mineral Wells; one brother, Clarence Davis of Belpre, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladolia F. Kerby, in 1973; two step-children; and one brother.

Services were held at Green Lawn Cemetery Chapel, Akron, with Pastor Arley Higginbotham officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 6 January 2005

LOUISE DAVIS

Louise E. “Jean” Davis, 71, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James A. and Virginia Godfrey Parsons. She was a Baptist and homemaker. She bequeathed her organs and tissue so that others will benefit.

Surviving are three daughters, Agnes Knopp of Williamstown and Cathy Jackson and Myrtle Martinelli, both of Parkersburg; four brothers, George Parsons, Holly “Buster” Parsons, Cecil Parsons and James Parsons; one sister, Katherine Jones; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin H. Davis, and four sisters, Geraldine, Nioaka, Melviney and Annalee.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. George Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 November 2005

ROSA LEA DAVIS

Rosa Lea Richards Davis, 83, of Big Bend, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at her home.

She was born at Norman Ridge, the daughter of the late Mack Richards, Sr. and Gearl Taylor Richards.

Surviving are her husband, Elkins Davis; one son, Ronnie Davis; two daughters, Freda Goodnight and Delores Frederick; five grandchildren, Shannon Davis, Joyce Smith, Jeff Davis, Jason Goodnight and Ricky Davis; four great-grandchildren, Katie Davis, Makayla and Scottie Davis and Michael Frederick; four sisters, Loraine Pursley, Isabella Davis, Hazel Gribble and Margaret Wagoner; one brother, Billy Richards; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Davis; eight sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Norman Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 November 2000

SUE DAVIS

Sue Davis, 74, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late George W. and Daisy Mathews Whipkey. She was a Methodist and was retired from General Consultants, Inc.

Surviving are one sister, Lois Welch of Hebron, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Carol Whipkey of Newark, Ohio, and Betty Whipkey of Huntington; a dear friend, Linda Huck of Lowell, Ohio; 14 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Davis; three brothers, Donald, William, St., and Richard Whipkey, Sr.; and one sister, Kathryn Heiney.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Mineral Wells. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 January 2008

VADA REIP DAVIS

Vada Reip Davis, 91, of Espyville, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2007, at her home.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Curt and Lucy Tucker Parsons. She had been a resident of Orma until four years ago when she moved to Pennsylvania. She had been a caregiver for many people in her own home for over 30 years. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Dalton Reip, Jr., and wife Norma Jean of Minnora; one daughter, Emma Jean Conley and husband Victor of Espyville; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Everett Parsons.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dalton Reip, Sr.; her second husband, Dale Davis; one son, Robert Blaine Reip; one daughter, Delores Jewell Hersman; and 12 siblings.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Reip Cemetery, Orma. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News, Saturday March 15 1975, pg 7

GRANTSVILLE- Mrs Winifred A. Davis, 59, of Lockney, Gilmer County, died in Roane General Hospital Thursday morning after a sudden illness.

She was born in Big Bend, Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Ivy Freed Rogers.

Survivors include her husband Isaac Davis, one daughter, Mrs Rose Hughes of Camden; one son, Denzil R. Davis of Camden; two sisters, Dot Stump of Big Bend and Bessie Risser of Lima, O., one brother Virgil Rogers of Akron, O. and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, here with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery at Stumptown.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 April 2003

DELPHA DAVISSON

Delpha J. Davisson, 94, of Minnora, died Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2003, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Homer and Ruie Hall Miller.

Surviving are two sons, Glen Davisson of Orrville, Ohio, and Melvin Davisson of Minnora; one daughter, Iva Brannon of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; two brothers, Oscar Miller of Ivydale and Ottice Miller of Minnora; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grand­children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Davisson; one son, Jennings Davisson; and two brothers, Ezra and Greenville Miller.

Visitation was held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 November 2005

PRISCILLA DAVISSON

Priscilla Davisson, of Langdon, N.D., formerly of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D.

She was born at Gassaway, the daughter of the late Hugh Herman and Sarah Katherine Spellman Wamsley. She attended school in Weston and lived in Ohio until the early 1980's when she moved to West Virginia. She lived in Calhoun County until 2002, when she moved to Langdon.

Surviving are her husband of 17 years, Rockie Davisson of Langdon; six children, Sandy Adams of South Gate, Mich., Rhonda Goad of Sutton, Debi Estes of Portland, Ore., Wilma Schneider of Green Bay Wisc., Chuck Smith of Fresno, Ohio, and Paul Chilcoat of Langdon; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Jones of Weston and Betty Clark of Gassaway; and one brother, George Jones of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Oras Herald Smith; her second husband, Paul Joseph Chilcoat; and one son, Oras Herald (Butch) Smith, Jr.

Services were held at Brooks Funeral Home, Langdon, with Rev. Linwood Heironimus officiating. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon.

(Larry Heffner)


The Times Record/Roane County Reporter - Thursday, 14 Nov 1968, pg 10

ZELMA DAVISSON

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Minnora Methodist Church for Mrs Zelma Davisson, 58, of Minnora, who died Sunday at her home after a long illness. The Rev. Kenneth Cruikshank officiated, followed by burial in Prudence Chapel Cemetery at Minnora.

A member of the Methodist Church at Minnora, Mrs Davisson was a native of Calhoun County and was formerly employed at Knotts General Store at Minnora.

Survivors include her husband, Earl: four sons, Neal of Savanah, Ga., James of Orville, Ohio, Glendon of Fort Jackson, S. C. and Buddy Davisson of Fort Eustis, Va.; two daughters, Mrs Darie Stuzler of Akron, Ohio and Mrs Marie Walker of Sandusky, Ohio; three brothers, Coy and Gale DeWeese of Charleston, and Hunter DeWeese of Munday; three sisters, Mrs Oma Truman of Left Hand, Mrs Ona Cottrell of Tariff and Mrs Myrtle Jarvis of Uniontown, Ohio; and her parents Mr and Mrs Neal DeWeese of Tariff.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 December 2001

DELLA MOREHEAD DAWSON

Della Morehead Dawson, 100, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Yellow Creek, the daughter of the late George and Jerusha Adams Morehead. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Cecil (Jack) Dawson and Larry Dawson, both of Grantsville, Donald Dawson of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lanny Dawson of Millstone; two daughters, Georgia Smith of Cleveland and Deloris (Boots) Richards of Big Springs with whom she had resided; 30 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil H. Dawson, in 1983; one son, Jesse Eugene Dawson; one daughter, Janice Whipkey; five brothers; two sisters; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones and Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Sep 2003

ISABEL DAWSON

Isabel K. Dawson, 88, of Keswick, Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at University Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Gerome and Stella Huffman Frame.

Surviving are three sons, Dick Dawson of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Dave Dawson of Keswick, Va., and Dan Dawson of French Creek; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Dawson; one brother, Brent Frame; and one sister, Yula Gill.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 June 2005

CLARKSTON SAMUEL DAY, JR.

Clarkston Samuel Day, Jr., 79, of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg. He was the son of the late Clarkston and Mada Day.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Obeda Harris Day; two sons, James F. Day and Clarkston Eugene Day, both of Cutler, Ohio; four daughters, Stella Place of Little Hocking, Ohio, Della Meadows and Debra Collins, both of Belpre, and Cassandra Collins of Grantsville; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Anna Irene Day.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Decatur Methodist Church, Little Hocking.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 November 2005

JOSEPHINE GAIL DEAN

Josephine Gail Snyder Dean, 86, of Gould, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005.

She was born in Morgantown, the daughter of the late Benjamin Sheridan and Rozella Saunders Snyder. She was a homemaker and member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was in glass designing in Morgantown. As a teenager, she was hometown reporter for the newspaper in Grantsville.

Surviving are three sons, Danny Dean and Tim Dean, both of Grapevine and Chris Dean of Ocean Springs Miss.; two daughters, Brenda Rose Dean of Gould and Dorinda Kay Krohn of Ocean Springs; one sister, Ruth Baum of Williamstown; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Avan Dean, whom she married Sept. 30, 1943; two sons, Bennie Gale Dean and David Avan Dean; three brothers, Blaine Snyder, Lester Snyder and Russell Snyder; and five sisters, Emma Alton, Sophia Smith, Loretta Hosey, Marie Tucker and Nellie Ferrell.

Services were held at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Wayne Sayers officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery, near Star City.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 December 2001

VIRGINIA DEARIEN

Virginia E. Dearien, 62, of Gay, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was the daughter of the late Glenn and Gypsie Tanner Allen.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Dearien of Gay; one son, Michael Butler of Huntington; one step-son, Thomas Dearien, Jr., of Hurricane; one step-daughter, Sonya Dearien Baker of Fredericksburg, Va.; and six grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 Aug 2003

ANNA MAE DEEL

Anna Mae Deel, 82, of Clarksburg, formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Woodbine, Nicholas County, the daughter of the late C. Hobert and Jane Arnold Jarvis. She graduated from Clay County High School and retired in 1984 after 18 years of service as a medical records clerk for the State of West Virginia. She was a member of Duff Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Harold Lynn Deel of Asheville, N.C.; two daughters, Shirley Ann Murphy of Norton, Ohio, and Barbara S. Reed of Clarksburg; one sister, Wanda Spartage of Mogadore, Ohio; four grandsons; four granddaughters; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer H. Deel, Sept. 30, 1981, whom she married Jan. 2, 1941; two brothers; and five sisters.

Services were held at Duff Street U.M. Church with Rev. Amy Shanholtzer officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 13 August 2009

ROGER ALLEN DEEL

Roger Allen Deel, 64, of Washington, formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late Arley M. Deel and Donnie Frances Parsons Deel.

He retired after 36 years of service as a lineman for Allegheny Power Co. He was an American Red Cross volunteer and a member of Classic Country band.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Phyllis Dye Deel; one son, Douglas Deel of Charleston, one daughter, Stephanie Gant of Lubeck; one brother, Gene Deel of Parkersburg; four grand-children; one aunt, Emma Deel of Orma; and a niece and nephew.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Lamb officiating. Burial was in Lubeck Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 July 2001

THELMA DEEL

Thelma D. Deel, 78, of Spencer, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Mile Tree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Rose Howard Riddle. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Ronald D. Ward of Grantsville; two sisters, Lorraine "Brook" Rogers and Eleanor "Dink" Duskey, both of Grantsville; three brothers, John Riddle of Monroeville, Ohio, Gene Riddle of Glendale, Ariz., and Jim Riddle of Vienna, Va.; and two grandchildren, Melissa Munday and Ryka Ward.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Deel; four sisters, Opal Riddle, Nina Ferrell, Jeanette Robinson and Dellia Riddle; and two brothers, Howard and Blaine Riddle.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2000
(reprinted from 1986)

EMMA DEEM

Emma O. Deem, 53, of Avon Lake, Ohio, died in St. Joseph Hospital, hospice unit, Parkersburg.

She was born in Arnoldsburg and resided in Avon Lake for 31 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Avon Lake.

Surviving are her husband, Brian C.; her mother, Oma Nester of Arnoldsburg; four daughters, Darlene Rae Anderson of Sheffield Village, Ohio, Diane Fay of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and Denise Gay and Dawn Renee, both at home; five sisters, Faustine Shaffer and Susie White, both of Lagrange, Ohio Inez Tucker of Elyria, Ohio, Beverly Hall of Arnoldsburg and Joyce McKown of Leachtown; and four brothers, James Nester of Barberton, Ohio, Roy Nester of Arnoldsburg, Alpheus Nester of Mt. Zion and Carl Nester of Millstone.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Kay, and one brother, Lyle Nester, in 1963.

Services were held at Burmeister Funeral Home, Avon Lake, with Pastor Robert Norstrom and Pastor Harvey Clark of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 December 2006

ERNA DEEM

Erna "Ernie" Norman Stemple Deem, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg.

She was born at MacFarlan, the daughter of the late John W. and Elizabeth Smith Norman of Calhoun County. She had worked at O'Ames Co. and Sears Paint Dept., and was a homemaker. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are one son, Marvin Stemple and wife Peggy of Arnoldsburg; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Forest F. Stemple; her second husband, Walter L. Deem; one son, Gerald Bryan Deem; one grandson, Michael Deem; three sisters; and three brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 16 June 2005

JENNIE LEE DEEM

Jennie Lee Deem, 92, of Vienna, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Worthington Manor Nursing Facility.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Pearl Greathouse Wright. She had worked at American Viscose Corp. She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Temple.

Surviving are one son, Gary D. Deem of Vienna; one nephew, whom she raised, John Bennett of Parkersburg; two sisters, Ruby Wright of Ravenswood and Madelene Miller of Parkersburg; three grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy D. Deem, in 1987; three brothers; six sisters; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Don Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 April 2000

LETHA DEEM

Letha Wilson Deem, 80, of Vienna, died Sunday, Apr. 9, 2000, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late A. B. Wilson and Anna Snider Wilson.

She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Vienna. She was owner of Wilson's Store, Blue Goose, Wirt County, for 21 years, and was retired from J. Byron Dept. Store, Deland, Fla. She was a member of Vienna Senior Citizens, Vienna Eastern Star, Order 151, and Bethany White Shrine, Order 4.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus J. Deem; two brothers, Denver and Ralph Wilson; and five sisters, Ressie Spiker, Velma Little, Rettie Frederick, Veda Wilson and Edith Fridley.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating, and burial in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 April 2003

MILDRED DENNING

Mildred F. Carpenter-Starcher Denning, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003.

She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Slathial F. and Scottie Smith Carpenter.

Surviving are her husband, Richard Denning; two sons, James (Bob) Starcher of Hudson, Ohio, and Gordie Starcher of Mentor, Ohio; two daughters, Doris Dunlap of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Tonya, Denning of Belleville, Mich.; two step-daughters, Cheryl Brown of Plymouth, Mich., and Lori Essell of Mississippi; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; six sisters, Ermal Starcher, Bessie Merryl and Barbara Nichols, all of Ohio, and Eloise Nichols, Daisy Yoak and Linda Kincaid, all of West Virginia; and one brother, Victor Carpenter of West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gordie Starcher of Henry's Fork; three sons, David, Ronald and Donald Starcher; two daughters, Patricia and Sharon Starcher; four sisters; and three brothers.

Memorial services will be held at Starcher Cemetery, Henry's Fork, on Saturday, May 24, at 3 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 September 2001

AVA DENT

Ava G. Dent, 82, of Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Alvin D. and Sadie Knight Gainer. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Alvin R., Thomas A., and William G. Dent, all of Parkersburg; four sisters and two brothers, Thelma Jean and Vance of Parkersburg, Paulean of California, Eulala of North Carolina and Alvin "Junior" of Michigan; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Pop" Dent, in 1993; one sister, Gretta; and two brothers, Ralph and Veril.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth, with Pastor W.L. Combs officiating. There was no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 July 2001

DELLA MAY DEULEY

Della May Richards Deuley, 83, of Stillwell Road, Walker, died Monday, July 16, 2001, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Merritt Richards. She was a homemaker and member of Cedar Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Willard E. Deuley, D. Dale Deuley and Bobby G. Deuley, all of Walker; one sister, Florence Wilson of Grantsville; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, George E. Deuley; one son; two daughters; one granddaughter; two brothers, Tracy and Troy Richards; and one sister, Rosie Lee Kendall.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jim Ahart officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 Jan 2004

LEAH DEUSING

Leah Chenoweth Deusing, 86, of Warner Robins, Ga., formerly of Nicut, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004.

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

(Larry Heffner)


Star Beacon, Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Alfred J. Dewees

ASHTABULA ? Alfred J. Dewees, 82, a resident of Ashtabula, died on Thursday, January 15, 2004, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. Born on June 19, 1921, in Munday, WV, he was the son of Orville and Henrietta (Maze) Dewees.

He graduated from Wirt County High School in 1940 and then enlisted in the United States Army, volunteering for the 101st Airborne, the Screaming Eagles. He participated in the predawn invasion of Normandy, parachuting behind enemy lines. He was captured and was a Prisoner of War in a war camp near Dresden, Germany. Mr. Dewees earned a Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Ribbon, and European, African, and Middle Eastern Service Ribbons, and a World War II Victory Ribbon.

Upon returning home, he married the former Arlene Belt of Calhoun County, WV, and entered Glenville State College. After graduating, he served as a Health Inspector for West Virginia, and moved on to his true interest, Education. He became a Principal in West Virginia and then moved to Ohio in 1954 and started working in the Buckeye School System and then the Saybrook and Ashtabula School Systems. He was one of the first Title One Teachers in Ashtabula. Mr. Dewees also worked for the New York Central Railroad and Kroger's.

Alfred was a 4-H advisor and a Sunday School teacher. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, automotive restoration, carpentry, gardening, camping, traveling, and working with wood.

He was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns. He had life memberships to the NEO and OEA, was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Disabled American Veterans, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Louise (Richards? Mathess) Dewees of Ashtabula; children, Sheila (Charles) McCormick of Saybrook, YongI (Gary) Cooley of Conneaut, Stan (Dagmar) Dewees of Geneva, Teresa Dewees Mihalick (Robert Schmidt) of Harpersfield, Richard Dewees of Geneva, and Josephine (Dewees) Notter of Saybrook; grandchildren, LCDR U.S. Navy Janet Dewees Symons and Capt. U.S. Marine Corps Jeff Symons of Jacksonville, NC, Captain U.S. Army Andrew and Tiffany Dewees of Fort Campbell, KY, Richard Lee Dewees of Saybrook, Darlene Richelle Schmidt of Harpersfield, Natalie Layman of Conneaut, Chris (Scott) Eastlake of Anchorage, AK, Charles McCormick of Long Beach, CA, and Dawn (Jim) Kifer of Perry, OH; great-grandchildren, Gracie Warren, daughter of Leah and the late James Lee Warren of Ashtabula, Matthew Layman of Conneaut, Alexis and Aaron Eastlake of Anchorage, AK, and Alisia, Nicholas, and Troy Kifer of Perry; brothers, Alva (Evelyn) Dewees of Washington, WV, and Paul (Edna) Dewees of Ravenswood, WV; sisters-in-law Lila (Joe) Kopshine of Nutter Fort, WV, Ernestine (Richard) Black of Vienna, WV, Lucielle Hescht of Parkersburg, WV, and Grace Maze of Harrisville, WV; brothers-in-law Denzel Richards of Munday, WV, Lester (Vita) Richards of Indiana, and Harold (Betty) Belt of Cocoa, FL; several nieces and nephews; friends at Gambro Dialysis Center; and faithful friend and companion, Corky (the dog).

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Arlene Belt? Dewees; infant sister, Olive; infant brothers, Denford and Sylvester; brothers, Glen Maze and Elza; and wife Eleanor Dewees; brothers-in-law Bud Hescht of Parkersburg, WV, and Arlis Richards of WV; granddaughter, Colleen McCallion; grandson, James Lee Warren; nephews, Keith Belt of MI, and Maynard Dewees of Belpre, OH; and nieces, Cheryl Dewees of Washington, WV, and Maureen Hays of Fredericksburg, VA.

Funeral Service will be on Friday, January 23, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 1550 West 19th Street, Ashtabula, OH, with burial to follow at Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2004, at the Funeral Home.

(Kay Walker)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 31 March 2005

DONZEL DEWEESE

Donzel DeWeese, 89, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2005, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Milo, the son of the late Balis and Emily Bailey DeWeese. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a life-long resident of Calhoun County. He was a farmer, cattleman and fox chaser.

Surviving are one son, William D. “Bill” DeWeese of Chloe and wife Carolyn; one daughter, Carol Siers of Chloe; one sister, Golda DeWeese of Chloe; one grandson, Jason DeWeese with the U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Va.; and one great-granddaughter, Malia DeWeese.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy J. “Kate” DeWeese, in 1995; one son, Charles DeWeese; one son-in-law, Kenneth Siers; three brothers, Gordon, Ronzel and Oval DeWeese; two sisters, Opal Miller and Doil Batten; and several infant brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Milo Community Church with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial was in Josiah Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2003

ELEANOR DEWEES

Eleanor Dewees, 82, of Belpre, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 9, 2003, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Alvy and Lona Gay Freshour. She worked for Doe Miller Sons for 25 years and retired in 1993. She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Surviving are one daughter, Rita Woodyard of Little Hocking, Ohio; one son, Edward B. Dewees of Belpre; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two sisters, Eloise Nutter of Marietta, Ohio, and Geneva Lynn of Belpre; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elza B. Dewees; one son, Maynard Dewees; five brothers, Gail, Paul, Denzil, Donald and Bobby Jean Freshour; and two sisters, Lucille Beall and Madeline Reynolds.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Robert Clegg officiating, and burial in Rockland Cemetery. PHOTO OF GRAVE

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 December 2004

HARRY DeWEES

Harry B. DeWees, 96, of Normantown, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at SunBridge of Glenville.

He was the son of the late James and Floresey Borne DeWees. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, serving as deacon, clerk and Sunday School teacher for 71 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mollie DeWees; one son, Edsel DeWees of Normantown; one grandson; and three great-grand­children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Erma DeWees, and two sisters, Marie DeWees and Arlena Hall.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 May 2008

MOLLIE DeWEES

Mollie DeWees, 99, of Spencer, died Saturday, Apr. 26, 2008, at Roane General extended care facility.

She was born at Walnut Grove, the daughter of the late John and Florence Brannon.

Surviving are two daughters, Mildred Yoak Bowen of Millstone and Elsie Rhodes of Mineral Wells; two sons, John Parsons of Spencer and Nelson Parsons of Texas; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gomer Parsons; her second husband, Carl Carper; her third husband, Harry DeWees; one grandson, Herbert Parsons; one great-great grandchild; and one step-son, Garland Parsons.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., in John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Damon Rhodes and Rev. David Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery, Orma. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2003

RONZEL DEWEESE

Ronzel Deweese, 85, of Spencer, died Saturday, Apr. 12, 2003, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Milo, the son of the late Balis and Emily , Bailey Deweese. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and retired from Roy G. Hildreth & Son as a construction worker and oil field worker with over 20 years of service.

Surviving are two daughters, Darlene Metz and Debbie Wagoner, both of Spencer; one sister Golda Deweese of Chloe; one brother, Donzel Deweese of Chloe; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Wilson Deweese; his second wife, Marry Irene Reynolds Deweese; two sisters; and six brothers.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jackie Roberts officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2008

WILMA LEE DeWEESE

Wilma Lee Kelley DeWeese, 71, of Doylestown, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 29, 2008.

She was born in Greenbrier County, the daughter of the late George R. and Ada C. Kelley.

She was a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church, Norton, Ohio. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Orville Jennings DeWeese; two daughters, Jenny Lee Evans and Janice Lynn Hill; four brothers, Gerald Kelley, George Kelley, Jr., Guy Kelley and James Kelley; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Billie Joe Kelley.

Services were held at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Cecil Farmer and Pastor Robert L. Webb officiating.

Burial was in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Jun 2002

GEAROLD DeWITT

Gearold O. DeWitt, 72, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 27, 2002, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Violet Snyder Shaffer and step-father James F. Shaffer.

Surviving are one son, James R. DeWitt, two grandsons and one great-grandson, all of Canton, Ohio; and two half-sisters, Linda Sampson and Joy Starcher, both of Mt. Zion.

He donated his body to science and research. At his request, no services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Daily Jeffersonian," (Guernsey County, Ohio ), June 10 2013.

Delbert L. Dickey, Sr. - Sept 12, 1947 - June 8, 2013

Delbert L. Dickey Sr., 65, of Cambridge, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center. He was born in Calhoun County W.V. on September 12, 1947, a son of the late Willie Dickey and Meryl (Helmick) Dickey.

Mr. Dickey worked in construction Ohio Laborer's Union 530 and worked in the oil fields for over 10 years. He was a social member of the V.F.W. in Byesville who loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Delbert is survived by: his wife Karen (Bennett) Dickey whom he married on October 5, 1981; son Delbert L. (Brittany) Dickey Jr. of Cambridge; daughter Jennifer D. (Jason) Smith of Cambridge; siblings, Bonnie (Mike) Crosier, Frank (Susie) Dickey, Pete (Gloria) Dickey, Audra (Richard) Garrett; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by: his parents and a brother Russell Dickey.

Visitation will be at Bundy-Law Funeral Home from 1 to 3 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2013 with the service at 3 pm. Rev. Paul Gerycz will officiate the service with burial following in Kimbolton Cemetery. The online guest book may be viewed and signed at www.bundy-lawfuneralhome.com. TOMBSTONE PHOTO

(Franklin Sampson)


Parkersburg News, Mar. 27, 1969

Grover W. Dickey

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2pm. at the Ebenezer Church near Nicut, Calhoun County, for Grover Weldon Dickey, 84, of Nicut, who died at his home Tuesday night following a brief illness.

The Rev. Andy Tanner will officiate with burial to be in Bailey Cemetery on Big Run.

Born in Clay County, a son of the late John and Oma Chapman-Dickey, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nora Sampson-Dickey; three daughters, Mrs. Ona McCumbers, Servia, Mrs. Mable King, Orma, Mrs. Tressie McCoy, Nicut; three sons, Willie of Glenville, Cecil of Garrettsville, Oh., Ray of Nicut, and 32 grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville afternoon today.

(Katie Solomon)


Mrs. Myrl Dickey

"Parkersburg News," Friday, March 3, 1967

Mrs. Myrl Helmick-Dickey, of Orma, Calhoun County, died yesterday in a Middletown, Oh Hospital.

Born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Fred and the late Mary Metz-Helmick, she was a life long resident of Roane and Calhoun Counties and a member of The Baptist Church.

Survivors include her father and her husband, Willie Dickey; three sons, Frank Dickey of Middletown, Delbert and Monroe Dickey of Orma; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Timberman of Middletown and Audrey Dickey of Orma; four sisters, Mrs. Maxine Bailey of Windham, Oh. Mrs. Avie Hill, Beech, Mrs. Verlene Boone, Massillon, OH. and Mrs. Virginia Dickey of Nicut; two brothers, Clyde and Paul Helmick of Nicut, and five grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete last night at the Hardman-Conrad funeral Home, Spencer.

(Katie Solomon)


"The Parkersburg News," Monday, 01 Nov 1976

Willie L. Dickey, 59, Nicut, Calhoun County, died Saturday morning in Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Pocahontas County, a son of Mrs Nora Jane ( Sampson ) Dickey and the late Weldon Dickey.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three sons, Frank of Pleasant City, Ohio, Delbert and Monroe Dickey of Cambridge, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs Bonnie Timberman of Spencer, and Mrs Audrey Garrett of Coppers Cove, Tex.; a brother Ray Dickey of Nicut; two sisters, Mrs Mabel King and Mrs Tressie McCoy of Nicut; 15 grandchildren.

His wife Myrl Dickey, one son and a brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Orma United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl Dodrill officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at Stump Funeral Home 5 to 9 p.m. today.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2005

GERALDINE BAILESS DIEHL

Geraldine Bailess Diehl of North Olmsted, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, in Cleveland, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Nellie Bailess. She was a 1952 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a member of Christian Unity Church.

Surviving are one son, Michael R. Kight and wife Joyce Kight; three grandchildren, Kevin, Kayla and Kyle Kight; one brother, Bob Bailess of Virginia; four sisters, Mary Collins of Mantua, Ohio, Janet Orozco of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Nancy Taylor and Linda Blankenship, both of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Diehl.

Services were held at Sun Set Chapel and burial was in Sun Set Memorial Gardens, North Olmsted.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2001

MANFORD DOYLE DIGMAN

Manford Doyle Digman, 79, of Navarre, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, in Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio.

He was born in Mt. Zion, the son of the late French and Mattie Woodford Digman. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and retired from Timken Co. after 32 years of service. He was a member of Golden Lodge 1123 and Anchor Baptist Church, Massillon, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Evelyn Lura Digman; one son, Rodney Digman of Massillon; one daughter, Marilyn Dorak of Canton; one brother, Darrell Digman of Monroe Falls, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Kenny Digman and Larry Digman; one daughter, Donna P. Young; one grandson, Joey Dorak; one sister; and six brothers.

Services were held at Anchor Baptist Church, Massillon, with Rev. Mark Jacobs officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills Burial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 August 2008

MARJORIE DIGMAN

Marjorie F. Digman, 86, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Harley Raymond and Lily Belle Bailey Mace.

She was a homemaker and formerly attended Spencer Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Nester of Spencer; two sons, Gary and Donald Digman, both of Spencer; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two half-sisters; and one half-brother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hetsel Digman, in 1971; three brothers; and one sister.

Graveside services were held at St. Paul Cemetery, with Rev. Tom Fletcher officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Jun 2002

JOHN DILLON

John C. Dillon, 99, of Spencer, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William D. and Anna Starcher Dillon. He was a farmer and timberman and attended Albert's Chapel Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are four daughters, Billie D. Ketch and Barbara Webb, both of Spencer, Ellen R. Davis of Elyria, Ohio, and Angela Fulkerson of Elizabethtown, Ky.; one son, Robert C. Dillon of Indianapolis, Ind.; two half-brothers, W.D. Dillon, Jr., of Barberton, Ohio, and J. B. Dillon of Sand Ridge; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, flora F. Peters Dillon, in 1972; three brothers, Joe, George and Orval "Bob" Dillon; one sister, Freda Dillon Spurlin; and two half-sisters, Ruby Sampson and Greta Crawford.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2006

ETHEL MAY DIX

Ethel May Dix, 67, of Orma, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Glenville, the daughter of the late Oliver and Dorothy Neil. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Ralph Dix of Grafton, Lawrence Dix of Spencer and Glen Dix of Orma; one daughter, Pam Hayes of Orma; three sisters, Mabel Edwards of Goshen, Ind., Virginia Neil of Ohio and Goldie Neil of Buckhannon; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Dix. Graveside services were held at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 April 2000

PAUL GLEN DIX

Paul Glen Dix, 64, of Orma, died Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2000, at his home.

He was born at Orma, the son of Maud Tucker Dix of Morgantown and the late Captain Ralph Dix. He was a farmer and timberman.

Surviving in addition to his morhter are his wife, Ethel N. Dix; three sons, Ralph Dix of Thornton, Lawrence Dix of Spencer and Glen Dix of Orma; one daughter, Pamela Hayes of Independence; and eight grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2008

DORA DOOLITTLE

Dora P. "Woody" Doolittle, 44, of Grantsville, died Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Charleston General Medical Center after a long fight with kidney problems.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Alma McCumbers Doolittle of Grantsville and the late Everett E. Doolittle.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two brothers, Earl "Bo" Doolittle of Spencer and Orville "Jack" Doolittle of Big Bend; four sisters, Wilma Tucker of Ohio, Annalee McCumbers of Grantsville, Dorene "Cricket" Metz of Big Root and Glenna Doolittle of Elizabeth; eight nieces; four nephews; and 11 great- nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Junior "Dave" Doolittle and Rufus E. Doolittle.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Mt. Run Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2002

PAUL DOOLITTLE

Paul V. Doolittle, 61, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Glenville, the son of the late Rufus Doolittle, Sr., and Susie Grady Doolittle. He was employed by Acme Construction for over 30 years as a railroad construction superintendent.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Mary Anne Knisely Doolittle of Grantsville; two sons, Paul Doolittle, Jr., and Ricky Doolittle, both of Warren, Ohio; two daughters, Wanda Doolittle and Mary Paulette keener, both of Warren; two brothers, Everett Doolittle of Creston and Raymond Doolittle of Garrettsville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, two sisters, and two nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 September 2009

NELLIE LEONE DORNAK

Nellie Leone Dornak, 82, of Lake Charles, La., died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Smithville, the daughter of the late Clarence E. Simpson, Sr., and Sylvia Pearl Tingler Simpson.

She was a 1944 graduate of Harrisville High School.

Surviving are two daughters, Sylvia Xantippi Nollet of Epping, N.H., and Cynthia Elizabeth Dornak of Lake Charles; three grandchildren; one half-sister, Judith Ann Hupp of Parkersburg; seven nieces, Nadine Stafford of New Mexico, Venus Byrd and Vonda Furr of Smithville, Vicki Jones and Christina Jones of Big Springs, Cathryn Simpson of Texas and Billie Lee Simpson of Walker; and three nephews, James Stafford of Akron, Ohio, Christopher Simpson of Norfolk, Va., and William Lee Simpson II of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Katherine Sue Carroll, Oct. 21, 1950; two brothers, Clarence E. "Junior" Simpson, Jr., and William Lee "Bill" Simpson; and one sister, Betty L. Stafford.

She was cremated and her ashes were buried next to her daughter in Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, on Aug. 21.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

ORVILLE CLYDE DOTSON

Orville Clyde Dotson, 91, of Myakka City, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002.

He was born in Wirt County and was a retired teacher and a member of Gideons International and Bethany Baptist Church, Myakka City.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Pauline Dotson; two daughters, Betty Renick of Myakka City and Patricia Christenson of Patzcuaro, Mexico; one son, Erroll Walker Dotson of Wickenburg, Ariz.; one brother, Charles H. Dotson of Ohio; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Bethany Baptist Church. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 June 2006

BLAKE HAL DOUGLAS

Blake Hal Douglas, 80, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Sheridan and Nancy Bailey Douglas. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Navy Reserves after 20 years of service. He was retired from B&O Railroad after 41 years of service. He was a member of Parkersburg IOOF, Elks Lodge and American Legion Post 15. He had been a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital for 16 years and was a member of Christian Life Center Church.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Georgianna Sutton Douglas; three sons, Bruce Douglas of Parkersburg, Keith Douglas of Atlanta, Ga., and Lon Melonas of Connecticut; two daughters, Cynthia Hoover of Atlanta and Pamela Parslow of South Carolina; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Blaine Douglas of Barberton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one son, Rev. Michael Douglas; two sisters, Pearl McPeek and Grace Douglas; and two brothers, Lawrence Douglas and Brooks Douglas.

Services were held at Christian Life Center Church with Pastor Delton Smith and Pastor Robert Richardson officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum with full military rites by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 November 2001 (Obituary of Jan. 8, 1959)

HARRIETT DOUGLAS

Harriett Virginia Schartiger Douglas, 86, of Minnora, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1958, at the home of her granddaughter, Mabyn Deweese, with whom she made her home since the death of her husband 15 years ago.

She was born June 20, 1872, near Orma, the daughter of the late William George and Martha Jane Schartiger. She was a member of Minnora Methodist Church.

Surviving are four grandchildren, Mabyn Deweese of Minnora, Mae Hicks of Flenwood, Md., Mrs. Harold Metheney of Barberton, Ohio, and Mary Lee Cark of Weirton; one brother, Elijah Schartiger of Akron; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph W. Schartiger; one son, Russell W. Schartiger; her second husband, Abraham W. Douglas, five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Minnora Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Cruikshanks officiating. Burial was in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 05 June 2003

CONNIE SUE DOWELL

Connie Sue Dowell, 45, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, in Cleveland.

She was born in Cleveland; the daughter of the late Orville and Orpha Hensley.

Surviving are her husband, Donnie Dowell; two sisters, Barbara Long and Donna Ballin; and three brothers, James, Kenneth and Kevin.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 January 2009

FRANCES DOWNS

Frances J. Downs, 78, of Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County and lived most of her life in Pineville.

Surviving are one son, Clyde "Butch" Downs and wife Erin of Bristol; one daughter, Emma Downs of Bristol; four grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Sharon Murphy of McArthur, Ohio; and one aunt, Helen Blanchfield of Barberton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Downs, in 1998.

Graveside services were held at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, Tenn., with Rev. Bill Goode officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2006

MARY DRAKE

Mary Drake, 74, of Chloe, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Josh and Eliza Miller Tanner. She attended Mud Fork Union Church, Chloe.

Surviving are one daughter, Connie Metheney of Chloe; one son, James Mikel Tanner of Chloe; one sister, Clara Tanner of Chloe; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Drake, and one son, Ronald Gene.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Mud Fork Union Church. Burial will be in Coen Cemetery, Nebo. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 October 2001

VELMA DRAKE

Velma S. Drake, 92, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late Leonard and Flora Hackney Starcher. She attended Grace Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Drake of Vienna and Charles Drake of Princeton; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lessie Larch of Hometown and Bertie Beckett of Hurricane; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Drake, in 1985; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Todd Hill officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Roane County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 3 September 2009

INDIA DRENNEN

India W. Drennen, 88, of Grass Run, Normantown, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Gallory and Ada Cottrill Drennen.

She was a homemaker, former employee of Kenny Shoe Co., and retired from Glenville State College. She was a member of Hardman Fork Baptist Church and attended Sand Fork Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Bacil Drennen of Coxâs Mill and Tony Drennen of Glenville; three daughters, Violet Thomas of Camden, Charlotte Baker of Barberton, Ohio, and Wanda Mace of Parkersburg; two brothers, Bernard McCumbers of Nicut and Junior McCumbers of LaGrange, Ohio; three sisters, twin Linda McCumbers of Nicut, Gladys Snyder of Avon, Ohio, and Clara Turner of Akron, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Everett Drennen, on May 30, 2002; two infant children, Cathy Sue and Donnie Lee; one brother, Willis McCumbers; and one sister, Geneva Nicholson.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Preacher Phil Wilson officiating.

Burial was in Norris Cemetery, Grass Run.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

FAY DUELLEY

Fay Duelley, 75, of Smithville, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Edgar and Virgil Pearl Harris Duelley. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired member of Labors International Union of North America, Local Union #1085, Parkersburg, with over 30 years of service.

Surviving are one son, Terry Duelley of South Pointe, Ohio; one daughter, Tina Campbell of Komvolton, Ohio; six step-children, Michael Sinnett of Harrisville, Ronda Hedrick, Ronald Wilson and David Wilson, all of Cairo, Robert Wilson of Marietta, Ohio, and Richard Wilson of Fortville, Ind.; three brothers, Gary, Edgar and Loren Duelley; five sisters, Gay Wilson, Virginia Sprouse, Kathleen Merriman, Betty Maxwell and Maggie Harold; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three children, Donald and Michael Duelley and Janet Wilson; two brothers, Ray and Dorsie Duelley; and one sister, Mae Yeager.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Don Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Harrisville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 September 2002

RAFE DUELLEY

Rafe Duelley, 74, of Calhoun City, Miss., died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, in Baptist Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Perkins, Gilmer County, the son of the late Clarence and Daisy Duelley.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Rider of Dennison, Ohio, and Sandra Bach of West Portsmouth, Ohio; two sons, Ronald Duelley of Miniford, Ohio, and Richard Duelley of Ashland, Ken.; one brother, Sherman Duelley of Clarksville, Tenn.; four sisters, Pauline Dobbins of Perkins, Garnet Furby of Wooster, Lois Rexroad of Ravenna, Ohio, and Meda "Doll" Mohr of Chapel; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by Mary Duelley and three brothers.

Graveside services were held at Oak Grove Cemetery, Normantown, with Elder Gary Moore officiating. Visitation was at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 February 2006

EVELYN DULEY

Evelyn M. Hall Duley, 86, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late McClellan "Clel" Joseph Hall and Allie Whytsel Hall Butler. She was a member of Rosemar Church of Christ and former employee of O'Ames and American Viscose. She had raised 12 foster children.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry Duley of Fayetteville, N.C., and Charles Duley of Bremerton, Wash.; three step-daughters, Cora Leona Hudson of Charleston, Bonnie Blout of Texas and Janice Collart of Cambridge, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; several great-grand-children; two brothers, Alanzo Hall of Sheffield, Ohio, and Paul J. Hall of Crystal Springs, Ohio; two sisters, Arlene McDonald, with whom she lived in Parkersburg, and Irene Conger of Vienna; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert "Herb" Duley; two brothers, Otis Hall and Leroy Hall; and two sisters, Zela Riggs and Relda Hersman.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Wirt Cook officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - October 2009

MARGARET IRENE BUSH DUNBAR

Margaret Irene Bush Dunbar, 84, of Vienna, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Morgantown, the daughter of the late Arley and Iva Boyce Bush. She was a 1943 graduate of Parkersburg High School, received A.B. and B.S. degrees in art and home economics at Glenville State College, did graduate work at WVU and OSU, received a masters degree in education and home economics from Marshall College, and doctorial studies in art history at University of Virginia. She was an art historian and calligrapher. She retired after 34 years teaching elementary through college. She started in a one-room school, 1944-1945, at Rowles Run, Calhoun County. She was active in Scouts for 20 years as a leader and instructor, and was a national campaign advisor and charter member of the Republican National Committee. She was a Methodist, but had attended South Parkersburg Baptist Church since 1985.

Surviving are two daughters, Charlotte Roberts of Parkersburg and Colleen Dunbar of Boonsboro, Md.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Christine Miner of Boaz, Roberta Wunderluck of Ohio and Donna Grogg of Glenville; and two brothers, Donald Bush of Tanner and Cletus Bush of Boaz.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Mayford Dunbar, in 1998; her first husband, Wayne Ullom, in 1945; three brothers, James, Robert and Richard Bush; and three sisters, Mildred Yoak, Lois Carpenter and Ruby Weaver.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Joe Busch officiating, and burial in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2003

ALTA DUNCAN

Alta V. Duncan, 94, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 2, 2003, at Chapel Hill Community.

She was born at Freed, the daughter of the late William and Lena Shimer Snider. She was a 60-year resident of Canal Fulton, and a member of Canal Fulton Baptist Church and Canal Fulton Farm Women's Club.

Surviving are one daughter, Joan Stephan of Canal Fulton; four sons, James Duncan of Prescott, Ariz., Robert Duncan of Mt. Dora, Fla., David Duncan of East Canton, Ohio, and Gerald Duncan of Canal Fulton; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard and Colvin Snider; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, James W. Duncan, in 1986; four sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home of Canal Fulton. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Canal Fulton.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - Monday, May 2, 1949

Mrs Callie Marie Duncan, 38, of Orma W. Va., died yesterday at 12:45 a.m. in the Gordon Memorial Hospital, Spencer.

She was born in Clay County, W.Va., the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Sampson.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Woodie Duncan; seven daughters, Cora, Goldie, Anna, Betty, Waveline, Mildred, and Geneva K. Duncan, all at home; two sons, George and Charles Duncan at home.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. from the Orma Methodist Church, the Rev. Charles Wilkinson will officiate and interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery at Orma.

The Vandale Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangement

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 July 2006

ETHEL MARIE DUNCAN

Ethel Marie Duncan, 90, of Elkins, died Friday, July 21, 2006, in Nella's Nursing Home, Elkins.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late D.R. and Ocie Buckbee Elswick. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Lena M. Moneypenny of Rock Hill, S.C., and Luie Griffith of Spencer; three sons, Ottie Duncan of Arnoldsburg, Charles Duncan of Spencer and George Duncan of Gandeeville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy O. Duncan; one daughter, Cora Ann Duncan; and one son, Andy O. Duncan, Jr.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Harmony.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg Sentinel, Friday, 28 Feb 1992

WOODIE DUNCAN

Woodie Duncan, 89, of Orma, died Wednesday at Jackson General Hospital after an extended illness.

Duncan was a retired laborer. He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Charley and Elizabeth Norman Duncan.

He is survived by five daughters, Anne Knoblauch of New Orleans, La., Betty Moore of Coraopolis, Pa., Liz Duncan of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mildred "Millie" Gonzales of Arabi, La., and Kay Geach of Mableton, Ga.; two sons, Charles "Chuck" Duncan of Houston, Texas and George Duncan of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Okey Duncan of North Carolina and Moter Ray McCune of Oak Hill; three sisters, Annie Keaton of Orma, Ida Siers of Grantsville and Lida Bailey of Minnora; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Myrtle McCune; two brothers, Boyd Duncan and Joe Bailey; and three infant brothers and sisters.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with burial in Wolf Run Cemetery, near Orma.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today.

Note: He was also preceded in death by his wife Callie Marie Sampson Duncan

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

BOYD DUSKEY

Boyd F. "Jim" Duskey, 66, of East Canton, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Boyd H. and Virgie Slider Duskey.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Bonnie R. Horpestad Duskey; one son, Anthony "Tony" Duskey of East Canton; two daughters, Melissa Cook of Canton and Deanna Duskey of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Duskey of Elizabeth; two sisters, Virginia Whytsell of Arnoldsburg and Beverly Carpenter of Mt. Zion; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Bob Cook officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Cremo, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2001 (Obituary from Nov. 16, 1944)

EARL DUSKEY

Pvt. Earl Duskey, 20, was killed in action in France, according to a telegram received by his parents from the War Dept. He had been listed as missing in action since Oct. 8.

He was born in Normantown, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Floyd Duskey. He entered the service on June 7, 1943, and received his artillery training at Fort Bliss, Tex., and Muroc Field, Colo. He was transferred to Fort Meade, Md., where he was stationed until going overseas.

His grandparents are Mr. And Mrs. W.M. Duskey of Grantsville and A. Ritchie of Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 September 2008

ELIZABETH ELEANOR DUSKEY

Elizabeth Eleanor "Dink" Duskey, 88, of Grantsville, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Rose Howard Riddel.

She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Charles Duskey, Jr.; one daughter, Dixie Brown of Bluefield; two grandchildren, Deanna Shaver of Frederick, Md., and Charles W. Brown of Prince-ton; two great-grandchildren, Paige Shaver and Alex C. Shaver; one sister, Brook Rogers of Stevens City, Va.; two brothers, Gene Riddel of Glendale, Ariz., and James P. Riddel of Vienna, Va.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Opal Riddel, Nina Ferrell, Della Riddel, Janette Robinson and Thelma Ward, and three brothers, Howard Riddel, Blaine Riddel and John Gailord Riddel.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2001

GEORGE DUSKEY (obituary from 1975)

George Duskey, 84, of Rocksdale, was bludgeoned to death by his own walking cane, according to State Police, who are investigating the murder of the retired farmer in a rather remote section of Calhoun County.

Cpl. W. A. Burns of the State Police said that the death was discovered shortly before noon on Saturday, Apr. 5, when a neighbor went to the Duskey home to check on the elderly man, who had not been seen for several days.

Duskey was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James and John Shaffer Duskey. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of Knights of Pythias and Richardson Methodist Church. His wife, Opal S. Duskey, died in 1971.

Surviving are one daughter, Dollie Gillespy of Vienna; two sons, Boyd Duskey of Mt. Zion and George Duskey, Jr., of Grantsville; three brothers, Charles Duskey of Mt. Zion, Mont Duskey of Fairmont and James E. Duskey of Parkersburg; three sisters, Myrtle Ritchie and Elva Wilson, both of Parkersburg, and Tensy Kirby of Clarksburg; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Wright Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 January 2009

GEORGE DUSKEY

George G. Duskey, 79, of Coventry Township, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Charles and Lydia Duskey.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as a train engineer for Akron Barberton Belt Line for many years. He was a charter member and Deacon for Clinton Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Frances; two daughters, Sue Breiding and Tracey Hopkins; two step-sons, Don Shackelford and Rick Shackelford; two step-daughters, Kay Blanc and Laurie Fulton; two brothers, Robert and Frank Duskey; two sisters, Jean Bell and Jeanettia Smith; four grandchildren; three great-grand-children; 12 step-grandchildren; and 15 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 37 years, Betty, and one son, George "Pete."

A gathering of family and friends was held at Bacher Funeral Home, Norton, Ohio. A celebration of his life was scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Paul Daniels, Pastor Bruce Sparks and Pastor Kyle Allen officiating, and burial in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio, with military honors.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2005

HAROLD DUSKEY

Harold R. “Shoeie” Duskey, 76, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Eagle Pointe.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Charles and Elva Connelly Duskey. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Williams of Parkersburg; two grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Duskey, Jr., and wife Dink of Mt. Zion, Don Duskey and wife Ann of Texarkana, Tex., and Ron Duskey and wife Nancy of Chicago, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Bolyard Duskey, and one brother, John Duskey.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


From The Calhoun Chronicle (Nov 1944)

S. Sgt. JOHN DUSKEY, 23 years old, was killed in Germany Nov. 10. Sgt. Duskey was inducted into the Army Jan. 9, 1943. He received his training at Ft. McClelland, Ala., Camp McCoy Wisc., and Fort Meade, Md. He was sent overseas last April and had been in combat since July, serving in the 90th Infantry Division with Gen. Patton's Army.

He is survived by his widow, Mary Reece Duskey, and small son, Kenneth, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duskey of Mt. Zion; four brothers, Charles Duskey, Jr, who has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces and is now at home at Mt. Zion after losing a leg in combat last March 22 on the Anzio Beachhead in Italy; Harold Ray, Donald Gray, and Ronald Dean Duskey, all at home.

Both S/Sgt. Duskey and Charles Jr. graduated from Calhoun High School in the Class of 1940 and were both employed with the Hercules Power at Radford, Va.before being called into the service of their country.

Submitted by Ken Duskey, son.


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 June 2007

LARRY DEAN DUSKEY

Larry Dean Duskey, 65, of Kensington, Ohio, died at his home on Sunday, May 27, 2007.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late William Clyde Duskey and Cora Margaret Knight Duskey. He was a 1959 graduate of Calhoun County High School. Early in life, he worked with his father in the water well business and had been in the M.P. Reserves, Grantsville. He retired from Republic Steel, Canton, Ohio, as a machinist.

Surviving are one daughter, Angel Dawn Hardman of Minerva, Ohio; one granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Hardman of East Canton, Ohio; one sister, Carol M. Jones of Grantsville; three uncles; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was held at Maple-Cotton Funeral Home, Kensington. Memorial service and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery will be announced later.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2001

MINNIE DUSKEY (obituary from 1971)

Minnie Opal Duskey, 76, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, May 24, 1971, in a Parkersburg hospital following a short illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Robert and Emma Greathouse Sturm. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, George Duskey; two sons, Boyd H. Duskey of Mt. Zion and George Duskey, Jr., of Grantsville; one daughter, Dollie Gillespie of Vienna; one sister, Grace Boggs of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Fred Sturm of Parkersburg and Carl Sturm of Mt. Zion; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held in Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Harold Duskey officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

PAULINE RUTH DUSKEY

Pauline Ruth Duskey, 76, of Canvas, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.

She was born at Annamoriah, the daughter of the late Holly and Elizabeth Gibson Kerby.

She was a member of Jordan Chapel United Methodist Church, Canvas.

Surviving are her husband, Harold Duskey; one daughter, Sandy Hanshaw; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Robert of Columbus, Ohio, William of Mt. Zion and Foster of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Linda, Sue and Marie.

Services were held at Jordan Chapel U.M. Church, with Rev. Clifford West officiating. Burial was in Walker Memorial Park, Summersville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 May 2004

RUSSELL DUSKEY

Russell Duskey, 79, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John and Mable Arthur Duskey. He was a retired water well driller.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Frederick Duskey; one daughter, Sherry K. Marks of Grantsville; one son, Russell Joseph Duskey of Glenville; four grandchildren; and nine great-grand-children.

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

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2007

RUSSELL JOSEPH DUSKEY

Russell Joseph Duskey, 52, of Tanner Road, Glenville, died Nov. 14, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Gladys Duskey of Grantsville and the late Russell Duskey. He was employed in the oil and gas drilling industry.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Madeline Duskey; one son, Joey Duskey of Glenville; one sister, Sherry K. Marks of Glenville; 3 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Knight.

Services were held Saturday, November 17 at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 May 2001

VIRGIE DUSKEY

Virgie Duskey, 80, of Cremo, died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William H. and Lula Adams Slider. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville, and former cook at Rowles Run Elementary School. She was a member of Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are two sons, Boyd Franklin Duskey of Canton, Ohio, and Jerry Lee Duskey of Elizabeth; two daughters, Virginia Whytsell of Arnoldsburg and Beverly Ann Carpenter of Cremo; one sister, Harriett Sturm of Mt. Zion; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd (Jim) Duskey.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating, and burial in Wright Cemetery, Cremo. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to the time of services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2000

BENJAMIN DYE

Benjamin B. Dye, 101, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Mar. 13, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George Washington and Parentha Estella Raybuck Dye. He retired as a supervisor at American Viscose Co. He was an antique dealer and a member of Lockport Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Dessell Foy of West Chester, Pa., and Patricia Carr Lucas of Parkersburg; two sisters, Cokie Turner of Zanesville and Edith Barr of Frazeyburg, Ohio; three brothers, Shirley Dye of Duncan Falls, Ohio, Ernest Dye of Parkersburg and Everett Dye of Big Springs; five granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; eight great- grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dollie Richards Dye; two brothers and three sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Bernard "Dobby" Thrash officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2001 (Obituary from 1973)

CORA B. DYE

Cora B. Dye, 100, of Williamstown, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1973, in a Marietta, Ohio hospital.

She was born at Vadis, the daughter of the late Hamilton and Sarah Hurst Griggs. She was a retired postmistress at Chloe, a member of White Oak Baptist Church, and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Arville Joy of Williamstown, Mrs. Kenna Knotts of Vinton, Ohio, Mrs. Dan Smith of Mogadore, Ohio, Mrs. Thomas Nichols of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Craige Reynolds of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sons, Lance of Warren, Ohio, Howard of Medina, Ohio, and James A., of Akron; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James A. Dye; one son, Harry, and one daughter, Mrs. James Rake.

Services were held at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 April 2008

DELORES MARIE DYE

Delores Marie Dye, 64, of Big Springs, died Thursday, Apr. 17, 2008, at her residence.

She was born at Big Root, the daughter of the late Lawrence Hale and Dessie Marie Richards Goodnight. She worked for U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier at Brohard Post Office and in janitorial service at Professional Services of America, Parkersburg.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Donald Earl Dye; one daughter, Kimmy Dye of Vienna; one brother, Arthur Goodnight of Ravenna, Ohio; one sister, Mavarine Butler of Bowie, Md.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tammy Hatfield; two brothers, Ronzel and Delmas Goodnight; and one sister, Freda Bush.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 May 2008

DONNIE BURL DYE

Donnie Burl Dye, 72, of Jamestown, Pa., died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in Tanner, the son of the late Harold and Estie Greathouse Dye.

He served in the U.S. Marines for eight years, earning the rank of corporal. He served in the Korean War and in Japan. He was an honor guard for President Dwight Eisenhower and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He also served as a military police officer in the Marines. He was a retired independent oil and gas well maintenance contractor and a member of Shenango Church of Christ, Greenville, Pa.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Roberts Dye, whom he married May 24, 1957; three sons, Douglas Dye of Greenville, Gregory Dye of Williamsfield, Ohio, and Timothy Dye of Wexford, Pa.; two sisters, Maryland Ingram of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ruth Ellen Bell of Smithville; two brothers, Donald Dye of Smithville and Keith Dye of Oakboro, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Dye and Dennis Dye.

Services were held at Randall Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial was in Park Lawn Cemetery, Jamestown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 September 2000

ERNEST DYE

Ernest Dye, 83, of Leechtown died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Freed, the son of the late George Washington and Parnetha Estella Raybuck Dye. He worked at American Viscose for 33 years and was retired from Parkersburg Community College. He was a 50-year member of IOOF Lodge 7, Parkersburg, and Seventh Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Lois Porter of Washington and Normal Cottrill of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cokie Turner of Zanesville, Ohio, and Edith Barr of Frazeyburg, Ohio; and two brothers, Shirl Dye of Duncan Falls, Ohio, and Everett Dye of Big Springs.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ernestine Roberts Dye; four brothers, Bennie Dye, Casper Dye, William Dye and twin brother Oral Ray Dye; and three sisters, Ada Freed, Olive Campbell and Orphia Hale.

Services ere held at Franklin Funeral Chapel, Parkersburg, with Rev. Norman Butler officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 January 2002 (Obituary from Sept 1951)

EVERETT TROY DYE

Everett Troy Dye, 44, of Big Springs, was killed instantly on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1951, when a tree fell on him.

He was the son of Emmett and Stella Cunningham Dye and was a member of Beech Valley Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Richards Dye; two sons, Elmer of Cleveland, Ohio, and Blaine, at home; three brothers, Kenneth, Doyle and Glen; and one sister, Pearl Scott of Big Springs.

Services were held at the Big Springs church with Rev. M.S. Burns of Troy and Rev. Paul McCoy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2002

HAZEL DYE

Hazel S. Dye, 87, of Brohard, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Judson B. and Icie Smith Dye. He was a retired well tender with Hope Gas Co., with several years of service. He was a member of Strait Creek Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and trustee for 28 years, and as superintendent, teacher and treasurer. He was a member of Knights of Pythias, Smithville.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Wilda Veon Dye; one son, Harry Dye of Brohard; three grandchildren; three great-grandsons; and two sisters, Mary Gayleard and Lillion Manninen.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jackson W. Dye; three brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001

IDA DYE

Ida M. Tucker Dye, 97, of Windham, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late William and Lillian Tucker.

Surviving are one sister, Bertha Holcomb of Clanton, Al.; one foster granddaughter, Nancy Dye of Windham, Ohio, with whom Ida lived for the past 18 years; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one foster son, William Dye of Leavittsburg, Ohio; and several other foster grandchildren in Windham and Leavittsburg, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Dye in 1961; two sons, Edgar Dye in 1989 and Cecil Dye in 1930; one grandson, Ronald Dye in 1993; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Mt. Run Cemetery, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2001 (Obituary from 1952)

JAMES A. DYE

James A. Dye, 84, of Chloe, one of West Virginia's pioneer doctors, died in Gordon Hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage.

He was born a Freed and received his primary education in Calhoun County schools.

He received his degree in medicine from Ohio State University and then the Starling Medical School in 1891, and spent 62 years ministering to the sick until just a few days before his death. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40 and White Oak Baptist Church, Chloe.

Surviving are his wife, Cora B. Griggs Dye; five daughters, Mrs. Kenna Knotts of Vinton, Ohio, Mrs. Dan Smith and Mrs. Thomas Nichols, both of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Craige Reynolds of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Mrs. Arveille Joy of Williamstown; and three sons, Lance of Williamstown, James A., of Akron and Howard of Millstone.

Services were held at White Oak Baptist Church with Rev. B.A. Hensley officiating.

Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery with lodge brothers officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2005

ORVAL GLEN DYE

Orval Glen Dye, 90, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Emett and Stella Cunningham Dye of Big Springs. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific and European theaters, and was awarded the Purple Heart in 1945 in France. He was retired from the Calhoun County Board of Education after 10 years of service as a bus driver. He attended Spruce Hollow Community Church for 37 years and Victory Baptist Church for the past few years.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Dye; one son, Denzil Dye and wife Vivian of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Wanda Bryan and husband Alex of Glenwood; four grandchildren, Douglas Dye, David Dye, Chandra Bolland and Joanna George; three step-grandchildren, Eric, Alex II and Abigail Bryan; six great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Doil, Kenneth and Everett Dye, and one sister, Pearl Pierson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 January 2002

RUTH VIRGINIA DYE

Ruth Virginia Dye, 86, of Big Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Carl Eagle and Anna Keller Eagle Sheldon. She attended school at Bell Run in Calhoun County. She worked as a cook at McCoy's Restaurant, Smithville, before becoming owner/operator of her own restaurant in Smithville and later in Big Springs. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are three daughter, Doris Williams of Parkersburg, with whom she resided, Edith Haught of Smithville and June Haught of Big Springs; one son, James Dye of Ellenboro; two sisters, Omajean Williams of Big Bend and Wandalee Fuller (address unknown); 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William M. Dye; one brother, Gaylord Eagle; five sisters, Mildred Snyder, Katherine Garrettson, Madeline Bednar, Margaret Matthess and Bonnie Kelley; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 November 2008

SHIRLEY WASHINGTON DYE

Shirley Washington Dye, 96, of Duncan Falls, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Genesis Hospice, Morrison House.

He was born in Freed, the son of the late George W. and Estella Raebuck Dye.

He worked for Alabama Alloy for 10 years and for Ohio Ferro Alloy, Philo, for 33 years before retiring in 1973. He also worked in the oil fields. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Zanesville, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Emily Woods Dye, whom he married Nov. 16, 1963; two sons, Ray Dye of Dresden, Ohio, and David Dye of Utica, Ohio; one brother, Everett Dye and wife Jean of Big Springs; two grandsons; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Services were held at Thompson-Farus Funeral Home, Duncan Falls, with Rev. Mark Combs officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


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