"E" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/3/1994

BASIL A. EAGLE

Basil A. Eagle, 63, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1994, at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Harley and Ina Richards Eagle. He retired from Cabot Oil and Gas Co.'s Calhoun District on Jan. 1, 1988, after 27 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Kirby Eagle of Big Bend; one son, Gary Eagle of Big Bend; one sister, Edith Eagle of Big Bend; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Eagle.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CHRISTINA EAGLE

6/26/1997

Christina Butler Eagle, 67, of Ivydale, died Sunday, June 22, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Bickmore, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Ramsey Jarrett. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, William Edmond Eagle; four daughters, Catherine Eagle and Charlotte Wagner, both of Big Bend, Mary Butler and Carol Kanalley, both of Lockport, N.Y.; one son, Kevin Ranson of Clay; four sisters, Grace Churby of Lamont Furnace, Pa., Ruth Cottrell of Bickmore, Opal Kirk of Marmet and Violet Tanner of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Joe Bill Jarrett of Grantsville; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Rev. Lee Myers officiating, and burial in Moorfork Cemetery, Big Otter.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 December 1999

GERNA EAGLE

Gerna Maxine Eagle, 65, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of Lola Kirby of Big Springs and the late James Okey Kirby. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church and attended Spruce Hollow Community Church and Blessed Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Gary R. Eagle of Big Bend; two grandsons, Christopher and David Eagle, both of Big Bend; four sisters, Mestil Richards of Harrisville, Colleen Gainer of Big Springs, Wanda Moore of Mogadore, Ohio, and Betty Wagoner of Big Bend; and two brothers, Dennis "Willard" Kirby and Glennis "Buck" Kirby, both of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Basil A. Eagle.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/7/1995

LARRY G. EAGLE

Larry G. Eagle, 53, of Walker, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Holley and Minnie P. Richards Eagle. He was employed by O'Ames Co., Parkersburg, for the past 29 years and was a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite of Parkersburg. He was a member of Blue Lodge, AF&AM, Mt. Olive 3, and Parkersburg Eastern Star 140.

Surviving are his wife of 12 years, Betty L. Edgell Eagle; one brother, Holley D. Eagle, Jr., of Mt. Zion; two stepsons, Ronnie Westfall of Wooster, Ohio, and Terry "Butch" Westfall of Alaska; five stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elenora Parsons Buck.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/20/1995

OPAL K. EAGLE

Opal K. Eagle, 84, of Spencer, died Friday, July 14, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late David Reason and Esther Wallace Kirby.

She was a former aide at Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are one stepson, Sherman Rex Eagle of Shreve, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.A. Eagle.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - April 29, 1999

SAMANTHA EAGLE

Samantha Mae Jones Eagle, 104, of Munday, died Tuesday, Apr. 20, 1999, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late James and Jane Johnston Kirby. She was a housewife.

Surviving are three sons, Harley C. Jones of Leading Creek, Lee Jones of Big Bend and Willard Jones of Rio Linda, Calif.; three daughters, Alice Richards of Big Bend, Mary Jones of Leading Creek and Alma Lanham of Munday; three step-daughters, Ruth Dye of Big Springs, Oma Jean Williams of Big Bend and Wanda Miller of Cleveland, Ohio; 29 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John A. Jones in 1936, and her second husband, Carl Eagle, May 26, 1974; four infant children; nine step-children from her first marriage; five step-children from her second marriage; and six brothers and sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/8/1994

ORVILLE LEN EARL

Orville Len Earl, 51, of Washington, died Friday, Dec. 2, 1994, at National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Md.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of Len and Genevieve Ellyson Earl of Gilmer County. He had served in the U. S. Army Reserves, and had retired from DuPont with 31 years of service. He was a member of Parkersburg Masonic Lodge 169, AF&AM, and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite of Parkersburg. He was a Protestant.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 30 years, Mary Elizabeth Earl; two daughters, Cathy Lewis of Parkersburg and Lisa Earl of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Arnold Earl of Vienna and Phillip Earl of Grantsville; and one sister, Betty Fluharty of Gilmer County.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with Rev. William R. Thomas and Rev. Lloyd Keith officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/14/1996

DORIS EARNEST

Doris Stewart Earnest, 73, of Hickory, N.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Scott Lawrence Stewart and Verle Johnson Stewart. She attended Salem College, Salem, Goucher College, Baltimore, Md., and received a scholarship to attend Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore. She graduated in 1946 and was a volunteer during World War II. She lived in Hickory from 1954-75 and in Greenville, S.C., from 1975-1993 where she and her husband were owners of Southern States Fabrics. She moved back to Hickory in 1993. She was an avid supporter of the arts, including youth symphony and Hickory Civic Ballet Co. She was active in Hickory Junior Woman's Club and First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was in charge of education material for elementary grades.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Thomas Robert Earnest; two daughters, Elizabeth Earnest Johnson Byrne of St. Louis, Mo., and Jane Scott Earnest Harwell of Hickory; one son, Thomas Robert Earnest, Jr., of Hickory; three grandsons; and one granddaughter.

Services were held at First United Methodist Church, Hickory, with Dr. John Christy officiating. Burial was in Catawba Memorial Park Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/4/1995

CARL E. EASTON, JR.

Carl E. Easton, Jr., 29, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Thursday, April 27, 1995, at Jacksonville.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of Mildred Collins Nelson of Jacksonville and the late Carl E. Easton, Sr. He was a 1985 Harrisville High School graduate, and was employed by Porter Plastics, Jacksonville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one daughter, Shala Easton of Calif.; one brother, Johnny Richards of Grantsville; three sisters, Brenda Williams of Grantsville, Rose Ann Wells of Jacksonville and Carla Easton with the U.S. Army in Germany; Step-father, Gene Nelson of Jacksonville; two stepbrothers, David Nelson and Rickie Nelson, both of Jacksonville; two stepsisters, Mary Ann Thompson and Ruby Nelson, both of Jacksonville; paternal grandparents, Pheba Easton of Harrisville and Irene Collins of Grantsville.

Services were held at Frazier Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Additional services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at MacFarlan Community Church, MacFarlan, with Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating, and burial in Nutter Cemetery, MacFarlan.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FRED W. EBERLE

12/18/1997

Fred W. Eberle, 90, of South Charleston, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was raised at Martin's Ferry. He attended Glenville State College and West Virginia Institute of Technology, and was a teacher at Calhoun County High School in the 1930s. He was a former employee of the West Virginia state education system.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian Stump; two daughters, Judith Stone of Charleston and Diana Bodkins of Pt. Pleasant; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston. Graveside services were held at Cunningham Memorial Park, with Masonic graveside rites by Charleston Lodge 153.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LILLIAN S. EBERLE

2/25/1999

Lillian Stump Eberle, 83, of South Charleston, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a retired auditor from Kanawha County Board of Education and a member of Eastern Star, Chapter 73, Grantsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Judith Stone of Kanawha City and Diana Bodkin of Point Pleasant; three sisters, Myla Fleming of Burnt House, Mildred Kirby of Mt. Zion and Wauneta Waters of Cincinnati, Ohio; and one brother, Austin Stump of Vincent, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Eberle, and her parents.

Services were held at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Rev. Wade Austin officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ELMA EDGELL

12/24/1998

Elma E. Edgell, 69, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died at Barberton Hospital.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late C.T. and J. Rachael Modesitte Reed. She had attended Cremo Community Church, and was a housewife.

Surviving are four sons, Larry, Garry, Roger and Randy Edgell, all of Barberton; two daughters, Karen Bowman of Tampa, Fla., and Joyce Edgell of Barberton; one brother, Ray Reed of Smithville; two sisters, Betty Cunningham of Creston and Fonda Holstein of Akron, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Timmy Bowman, Jr., Joseph Edgell, Dianna Webb and Denise Bowman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lora Veon Edgell; one brother, June Reed; and one sister, Bonnie Edgell.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Webb officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel U.M. Church Cemetery, Smithville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

PEARL EDINGER

12/10/1998

Pearl G. Edinger, 81, of Emlenton, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Roy and Dora Harris Plant.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Emlenton, Rebekah Lodge, Emlenton Civic Club, and Richland Grange. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara E. Carr and Patricia E. Russell, both of Emlenton; seven grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie A. Edinger in 1989, and three brothers. Private services were held at Emlenton Cemetery. Memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 27, 12:30 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Dennis Smith, pastor, officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Christopher M. Hile Funeral Home, Emlenton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LELAH V. EDWARDS

Lelah V. Edwards, 97, of Rittman, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1996, at Rittman Nursing Home.

She was born in Leatherbark, a daughter of the late K.L. and Dolly Whytsell. Surviving is one daughter, Ruth Miller of Barberton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Erma Miller; three sisters, Laura Price, Etta Offutt and Ethel Wilson; and one brother, Clyde Whytsell.

Services were held at Hahn Funeral Home, Barberton. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/1/1995

ROBERT EGGEMAN

Robert J. "Bob" Eggeman, 62, of Orrville, Ohio, died Thursday, May 4, 1995, at Akron City Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Marshallville, son of the late Charles D. and May Young Eggeman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a gunners mate aboard the USS Helena and had worked at Westinghouse Corp., Orrville, as an assembler for 33 years. For the past six years he had worked in the maintenance department of Boys' Village, retiring in March of this year.

He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 282, Orrville, and was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Forty & Eight, Orrville Veterans of Foreign Wars and Moose Lodge, Orrville. He had served as a troop leader for Troop 111 Boy Scouts of America in Orrville and was Scouter of the Year in 1980 Killbuck District.

Surviving are his wife, Lenora Alfred, whom he married in West Virginia in 1957; two sons, R. John of Apple Creek and Rodney A. of Orrville; one daughter, Brenda Yates of Wooster; two grandchildren; four brothers, Glenn of Mansfield, Dale of Smithville, Carroll and Gary, both of Marshallville; one sister, Jean Steiner of Massillon; and a good friend, Chloe Alfred of Orma.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne; and one sister, Helen Devore.

Services were held at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, with Rev. William Johnson officiating, and burial in church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MURIEL ELDER

4/15/1999 Muriel Elder, 84, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 7, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Anderson and Nola McFarland Belcher. She retired as a nurse's aide, having worked in Parkersburg area nursing homes. She was a resident of Parkersburg for 33 years and most recently resided in Calhoun County with her grandchildren, Brian and Seana Miller, who gave her loving care.

Surviving are three sons, Bill Evans of LaPlace, La., Ray Evans of Parkersburg and Lee Evans of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Verba Jean Cargill of Franklinton, La., and Margaret Sampson of Millstone; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman Evans; her second husband, Hayward Elder; and one daughter, Aileen Panrell.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Paul Morton officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/26/1994

RUTH JONES ELDER

Ruth Jones Elder, 79, of Rt. 1, Belpre, died Friday, May 20, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Howard and Bertha Deem Jones. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving are four sons, Billie J. Elder of Jacksonville, Fla., Earnest C. Elder and Willard H. Elder, both of Belpre, and Randy R. Elder of Vincent; five daughters, Wanda Tucker of Belpre, Patricia Toothman of St. Albans, Barbara Waller of California, Linda Metz of Rockport, and Wilma West of Kansas City, Kan.; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Willard Jones, Bennie Jones, Everett Jones, and Chester Jones, all of Grantsville; and three sisters, Virgie Southwell of Gladwin, Mich., Freda Twoy of Burton, Ohio, and G. Campbell of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stessel R. Elder, in 1992; four brothers, Clifford Jones, Harley Jones, Troy Jones, and Franklin Jones; one infant sister; and two grandsons. Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Belpre.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/06/1994

AVIS ELLIOTT

Avis Elliott, 79, of Parkersburg, formerly of Millstone, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Alva and Clara Haught Elliott. She was a Calhoun County High School graduate and was a former employee of Holly Nester as a secretary. She was a member of Rosemar Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sisters, Melba Elliott and Eula Elliott, both of Parkersburg; two brothers, John W. Elliott of Millstone and Hulbert C. Elliott of San Bernadino, Calif.; and seven nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Corley Miller officiating. Burial was in Barr Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HOWARD ELLIOTT

5/13/1999

Howard C. Elliott, 74, of Mineral Wells, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, the son of the late Shirley D. and Iva Dotson Elliott. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having been wounded in action in France, and was recently awarded the Liberation of France Medal from the French govern-ment in recognition of his service on France's 50th anniversary. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Bradenton, Fla., and Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Helen Petty Elliott; one son, Warren Elliott of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Diane Founds of Glouster, Ohio; four sisters, Lucille Hoce and Doris Carder, both of Parkersburg, Marjorie Starcher of College Corner, Ohio, and Shirley Ann Berlin of Houston, Tex.; two grandsons; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Dailey and Marcella Garretson; one infant sister; and one grandson, Eric Founds.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Parkersburg, with military honors by American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/3/1994

MINNIE P. ELLIOTT

Minnie P. Elliott, 98, of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 21, 1994, at Americare-Glenville after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Albert and Belle Gunn Poling. She was a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Rita VonDietry of Barberton, Ohio; one stepson, John F. Elliott of Hastings, N.Y.; three stepdaughters, Maxine Mottice of Smithville, Ohio, Pauline Husk of Akron, and Nina Nicholas of Harrisville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Elliott; one son; three brothers; three sisters; and one grandchild.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/12/1995

ROBERT W. ELLIOTT

Robert W. "Tuck" Elliott, 70, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1995, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Paul F. and Mae Stump Elliott. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center where he taught automotive technology. He was a former employee of the Calhoun Super Service automotive department for 30 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Guin Robinson Elliott; one son, Mike Elliott of Eleanor; two daughters, Bobi Wilson of Parkersburg and Nancy Waggoner of Wilmington, N. C.; one brother, Doyle Elliott of Greenburg, Pa.; one sister, Dorothy Wise of Bridgeville, Pa.; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Elliott; and one sister, Jodie Elliott.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Taylor officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 6/18/1893

SARAH A. ELLIOTT

Sarah A. Elliott nee Johnson, the subject of this sketch, was born in Wood county, Va., now Ritchie, W. Va, on the 11th day of April, 1831, and departed this life July 3d, 1893, aged 62 years, 2 months and 22 days. On the 17th day of July, 1851, she was married to Jabez Elliot, and moved with him to the Little Kanawha river, and settled in what is now known as the Hardman Bend, moving a few years afterwards to Pine creek, her late home, where the flickering lamp of life was blown out, and a life that was spent in doing good was brought to a close.

It is not the intention of the sketch to speak of the merits or demerits of the deceased, suffice it to say that her faults were few and her virtues many. In early life she espoused the cause of christianity and identified herself with the M. E. Church, South, and was a regular attendant on all of its means of grace, when her health would permit, having been an invalid for some years.

She was an effectionate wife, a devoted mother and a good neighbor. She leaves a companion and several children to mourn their loss, but her eternal gain.

She was interred in the Mt. Zion cemetery by a host of sorrowing friends and relatives and her children weeping.

May they prepare to meet companion and mother in the great beyond, where no parting tear is ever shed. - A Friend

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/25/1996

JOHN C. ELLISON

John C. Ellison, 77, of Leroy, died Monday, April 15, 1996, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late William E. and Martha Hunt Ellison. He was a farmer and retired construction worker, having been a member of Operating Engineers Local 132 for more than 30 years. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Leroy.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Emilee E. Ellison; two daughters, Martha Stahlman of Ripley and Luana Williams of Spencer; one son, John W. Ellison of Leroy; four sisters, Ruby Greathouse of Hurricane, Geraldine Miller of Veto Lake, Nell Dalton of Parkersburg and Frankie Fulmer of Akron; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Kermit Ellison and Harry Ellison and infant Everett Ellison.

Services were held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Leroy, with Dick Elliott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

REBECCA ELLISON

5/1/1997

Rebecca Ellison, 93, a resident of Worthington Manor Nursing Home, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at the center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William M. and Mary O'Brien Ellison.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, William Ellison of Parkersburg; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ray Ellison; one daughter, Mary R. Nedeff, one son, Robert F. Ellison; one infant grandson; six sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Randy Payne officiating. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

OKEY ELMORE

7/22/1999

Okey C. Elmore, 69, of Mentor, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

He was born in Clendenin, the son of the late Edward and Alice Webb Elmore. He lived at Amma until moving to Mentor 40 years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a Mentor fireman for eight years, and a member of Masonic Lodge 28, Painesville, Ohio. He was an assembler at Tri-Delta Industries, Mentor, for eight years before retiring in 1999. He previously worked as a furnace operator at GE Tungsten Road Plant, Euclid, before retiring in 1990 with 38 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Grace E. Duskey Elmore; two daugh-ters, Mary Pearce of Mentor and Deborah Elmore of Painesville; two sons, Robert Elmore of Mentor-on-the-Lake and Michael Elmore of Mentor; two step-sons, Duane Schreckengost of Creston and Jack Schreckengost of Mentor; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Otis Elmore of East Cleve-land, Ohio, and Bill Elmore of Clendenin.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Moore and Marie Elmore, and four brothers, Lomer, Otmer, Orville and Ord Elmore.

Services were held at Brunner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Mentor. Burial was in Mentor Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/5/1996

HOBERT W. EPLING

Hobert W. Epling, 77, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Albert James and Emma Webb Epling. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Kellwood Corp., Spencer, with 21 years of service. He was a member of Spencer Baptist Temple.

Surviving are his wife, Madeline Anderson Epling; three duahgters, Barbara Prine of Reedy, Beverly Greathouse and Jackie Milliken, both of Spencer; one son, William E. Epling of Warren, Pa.; two sisters, Ester Parsons of Grantsville and Elizabeth Keffer of Parkersburg; one brother, John E. Epling of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Flaye Stickle, Edith Careny, Muriel Anderson, Lorraine Reese and Jean Skulec; and two brothers, Frank Epling and Jack Epling.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Richard W. Perrine officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BRENT ESTEP

7/22/1999

Brent Estep, 88, of Grantsville, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Kanawha County. He was a retired plumber and member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local #625 and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Kerby Estep; two daughters, Betty Kirby of Charleston and Janet Davis of Grantsville; one brother, Robert Bickel of Ohio; three sisters, Euma Kickhart, Alpha Nichols and Lora Ashley, all of Ohio; four grandchildren, Robert Bailey of Grantsville, Rodney Davis of Charleston, S.C., Gregory Kirby of Parkersburg and Kris Kirby of Williamstown, Mass.; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/12/1996

MARK A. EVANS

Mark Allen Evans, 20, of Shock, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 1996, at his residence. He was born in Grantsville, a son of Dennis B. Evans of Montgomery and Etta Ice Evans of Nobe. He was a senior at Gilmer County High School and a Baptist.

Surviving are two brothers, Lewis W. Krabich and Cheyan D. Evans, both of Pennsylvania; six sisters, Debra Marks of Glenville, Betty M. Coram of Parkersburg, Patricia Ann Suber of Beckley, Stephanie Evans of Rosedale, Karen Sue Parsons of Fayetteville and Ella Mae Nay of Grafton. (Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

OPAL EVANS

Opal Evans, 86, of Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkers-burg, formerly of Spencer, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after a brief illness.

She was born in Roane County, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Florence Holland Curry. She was a homemaker and attended Union Gospel Tabernacle Church, Spencer.

Surviving are two daughters, Dotty DePue of Spencer and Delores Brannon of Pineville; one stepson, Paul Evans of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Eloise June Curry and Merlie Price, both of Spencer; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jakie Evans, in 1968; one son, Junior Allen Evans; two sisters, Garnet Curry and Mamie McBride; and one brother, Richard Curry.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Don E. Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ETTA EWING

5/15/1997

Etta Ewing, 89, of Americare-Glenville Nursing and Rehabili-tation, formerly of Creston, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at the center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Douglas and Massalona Craddock Ewing.

She was a member of Snyder Chapel Church, Annamoriah.

Surviving are one half sister, Hannah McCoy of Burning Springs.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Shimer; one brother, Everett Ewing; two half brothers, Thomas Ewing and Robert Ewing; and one half sister, Hulda Hendrickson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

THOMAS EWING

5/14/1998

Thomas Herbert Ewing, 91, of Minnora, formerly of Haysville, Ohio, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at home after a long illness.

He was a member of Haysville Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Thomas W. Ewing of Minnora; one daughter, Barbara Greene of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.

Services were conducted by Fickes Funeral Home, Jeromesville, Ohio. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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