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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 July 2009

ULINEE FALB

Ulinee Falb, 84, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ferrell and Josie Kerby Sampson.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Paul Falb; four sisters, Katheryn Baker, Rose Husk and Jean Plant, all of Grantsville, and Ettalean Kerby of Mt. Zion; and several nieces and nephews.

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

At her request, private services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2002

HERMAN FALLS

Herman "Corky" Falls, 89, of Grantsville, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late George and Bertha May Falls.

Surviving are one step-son, Larry Joseph of Orrville, Ohio; one brother, Arnold Ray Falls of Arnoldsburg; three sisters, Rosie Hicks and Millie Bishop, both of Arnoldsburg, and Lillie Butler of Orma; and two step-children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Falls, in 1997; five brothers, Holbert, John, Thurman, Evert and Jason Falls; one half-brother, Ira Jarvis; one sister, Orvie Wayne; and one half-sister, Lula Hayes.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001

JOHN WILLIAM FALLS

John William Falls, 72, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Mar. 29, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late George and Bertha May Falls. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He operated the veteran's van in Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Lona Cottrell Falls; one daughter, Sheila Butler of Grantsville; two sons, Duane Falls of Windsor, N.Y., and John Norman of Orma; three sisters, Rosie Hicks and Millie Bishop, both of Arnoldsburg, and Lilly Butler of Minnora; two brothers, Arnold Ray Falls of Arnoldsburg and Hurman Falls of Grantsville; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Everette, Thurman and Holbert Falls; one half-brother, Ira Jarvis; one sister, Orva Wayne; and one half-sister, Lula Keaton.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

LONA COTTRELL FALLS

Lona Cottrell Falls, 73, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Ray and Louisa Coger Cottrell. Surviving are one daughter, Sheila Butler of Big Bend; one son, Duane Falls of Binghamton, N.Y.; two sisters, Pauline Miller of Spencer and Madeline Ortschied of Akron, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Falls; one sister, Orpha Ortschied; and two grandsons, Derrick Shelley and Brent Butler.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 March 2010

JAMES FARRAR

James Edward "Jim" Farrar, 73, of Oswego, Ill., died Monday, Mar. 15, 2010, at his home.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Wade and Pauline Metz Farrar. He spent the majority of his childhood in Calhoun County and worked most of his life in the trucking industry, both as driver and general manager.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Marilyn Flanagan Farrar; two daughters, Kathy Green of Plainfield, Ill., and Shari Salvatore of Parkersburg; three sons, Christopher Farrar of Oswego, Ron Farrar of Vienna and Dennis Farrar of Marietta, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Farrar of Glenville and Karen Mace of Chloe; 10 grand-children; one great-granddaughter; one niece; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William "Bill" Farrar.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 West Washington St., Oswego, with Rev. Phil Sheets and Dr. Randall Flanagan officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VITAS Hospice Care, 3303 West Jefferson, Suite 204, Joliet, IL 60435.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 September 2000
(reprint from 1894)

SAMUEL FARRAR

Samuel, fourth child of Samuel and Allie Farrar was born May 22nd, 1891 and died May 31st, 1894. Sammy was such a bright little boy loved by all. How sad it seems that the little ones, that bring so much joy into our homes, should be torn from our fond embrace by the ruthless hand of death. 'Twas with aching hearts we laid the precious jewel to rest, but Jesus said, "Suffer the little ones to come unto me, and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven." That little childish voice is hushed, two snowy hands are folded in death, but we know by the reading of God's word, that the flower that budded on earth is blooming in heaven; those little hands are beckoning loved ones on to a better world. May God bless and bind up the broken hearts of the parents, and may they so live in this life that they may all make an unbroken family on love's eternal shore. - - Emma G. Knotts

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2007

ERNESTINE FERGUSON

Ernestine Ross Ferguson of Mt. Zion died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at North Hills Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Ferguson Ice; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Jack M. Ferguson, on Feb. 17, 2002; one son, John D. Ferguson; and one daughter, Elizabeth Ferguson Salisbury.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial will be in Whipkey-Ferguson Cemetery, Nobe. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Zion U.M. Church, Box 825, Grantsville, WV 26147, or to the Leukemia Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2002

JACK FERGUSON

Jack M. Ferguson, 94, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at White Pine, the son of the late John K. and Stella Connolly Ferguson. He was a 1928 graduate of Calhoun County High School and graduated from Cohen Electrical College, Chicago, Ill., in 1930. He was a member of Independent Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Huntington Local #317, and National Chapter, Washington, D.C. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Charleston Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies, and Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Ernestine Ross Ferguson; two daughters, Virginia Ice of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Elizabeth (Betty) Salisbury of St. Albans; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one niece, Nellie Dale Byrne of Mt. View, Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by one son, John Dale Ferguson; one brother, Rome Ferguson; and two sisters, Edna Swanson and Eula Ferguson.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial will be in Nobe Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Rites by Eureka Lodge #40, Grantsville. Visitation is scheduled at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 May 2001

JOHN DALE FERGUSON

John Dale Ferguson, 68, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Apr. 22, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital.

He was the son of Jack and Ernestine Ferguson of Grantsville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a retired State policeman and safety director for Mountain Trucking. He was also the owner of J.D. Hauling and worked as an investigator. He was a Christian and a member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, and Scottish Rite.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Gloria Ferguson; one daughter, Tammy Canterbury of Hurricane; one son, John K. Ferguson of Hurricane; two sisters, Virginia Ice of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Betty Salisbury of St. Albans; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery, with graveside rites by Eureka Lodge No. 40.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 September 2004

LENA JANE FERGUSON

Lena Jane Ferguson, 68, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Leamon and Amy (Susie) Grogg. She graduated from Tanner High School and she was a member and the pastor’s wife of Road Fork Baptist Church, Lower Salem, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Ronzel B. Ferguson, Sr.; two sons, Ronzel Bryan Ferguson, Jr., and Jon M. Ferguson; two daughters, Rhonda J. Haines and Amy B. Ward; 12 grand-children; six brothers, Rondel, Billy, Kenny, Anthony and Danny Grogg; and six sisters, Freda Amos, Delores Davis, Katherine Phillips, Connie Cogar, Peggy Wade and Dottie Frazier.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Keven, Marshall, Leon, Steve, Fred, Donald and Jackie Grogg.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Joe Ward officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 October 2000

TONIA FERGUSON

Tonia D. Ferguson, 24, of Pennsboro, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Patrick and Brenda Cunningham Ferguson of Pennsboro. She was an employee of Burlington Coat Factory Corp.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one daughter, Jazzmine Ferguson of Maryland; one son, Delbert L. Ferguson of Maryland; one brother, Adam Ferguson of Pennsboro; one sister, Tina Parsons of Maryland; and maternal grandparents, Benton and Susanne Cunningham of Smithville.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle"

WILBERT FERGUSON

Wilbert Ferguson, 74, of Tanner in Gilmer County, died Saturday, April 25, 1987, at Calhoun General Hospital.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Wily and Modeena Martin Ferguson.

He was a retired farmer and attended the Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Jean Jones Ferguson; six sisters, Blenda Bush, Naomi Grogg, and Vellma Lee Gumm all of Parkersburg, Suzanna Cunningham and Phoebe Gumm both of Smithville, and Muriel Goff of Roanoke, Va.; three brothers, Isaac Ferguson of Columbus, Ohio, Carl Ferguson of Lorainne, Ohio, and Bubby Ferguson of Tanner.

Services were Monday at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with the Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in the Nobe Cemetery.

(Beth Campbell Stemple)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 Aug 2003

EDYTHE FERRELL

Edythe H. Ferrell, 78, of Triplett Road, Spencer, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Lela June Wilson Ritchie. She was a former employee of Mid-Ohio Valley Health Care Center and was a member of Ritchie Family Gospel Quartet for many years. She had attended Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Whipkey of Spencer; two sons, Jim Oak Ferrell and Edward Carl Ferrell, both of Grantsville; one brother, Dale Ritchie of Big Springs; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl H. Ferrell; five brothers, Paul, Jim, Glen, Carl and Grover Ritchie; and two sisters, Glady Harris and Edith Whipkey.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 November 2000

EDWARD UDELL FERRELL

Edward Udell Ferrell, 77, of Bramblewood Village, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Harrison County, the son of the late Edward and Nellie F. Snider Ferrell. He was a construction worker and member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are one daughter, Wanda Lochotzki of Elkhart, Ind., and two sisters, Margie Wiseman of Parkersburg and Mildren Johnson of Elyria, Ohio.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harry Drake officiating. Burial will be in Kight Cemetery, White Pine. Visitation at the funeral home will be one hour prior to service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 August 1901

ELIZABETH FERRELL

"Aunt Betty" Ferrell Dead

An Aged Lady Dies Suddenly at the Home of Her Son, P. J. Ferrell

Mrs. Elizabeth Ferrell, who was familiarly known as "Aunt Betty", died suddenly last Thursday morning [22 Aug 1901] of her son, P. J. Ferrell, near Henrietta. She was one of the oldest women in the county, having been born Dec. 21, 1818, and was therefore, nearly 83 years old at the time of her death. In 1833 she was married to Benjamine Jackson, from which union was born four children, two of whom, Edward and Samuel Jackson, are still living.

Some time after the death of her first husband, and in 1848, she was married to B. F. Ferrell, and to them was born four children, three sons and one daughter.

Up until within the past year or so, "Aunt Betty" had a remarkable memory, and could discourse on historical subjects which occurred early in the last century as easily as a school boy could say the multiplication table. It is said that she could remember the text, both the words and the place wherein it was found in the Bible, of every sermon she had ever heard preached; and being a devoted Christian and never missing an opportunity of hearing a sermon preached, this was a remarkable trait. Her childhood days were spent in this country, when the closest neighbors lived twenty miles or more apart, and it was much farther than that to any store or mill. We have frequently heard her tell of the bears and panthers and wolves that then roamed over the ground where Grantsville now stands.

She possible knew more people in this county than any other woman in it, and she delighted in entertaining her friends by telling them of the early history of their country.

Her death was sudden and almost painless, and she breathed her last as peaceably as a babe falling to sleep upon its mother's breast. She had gotten up apparently as well and hearty as ever, but soon complaining and within half an hour she was dead. When it was seen she much die, she was asked if she had anything to say, and she replied "All is well; death has no terror for me", and her eyes closed in that last long sleep. Heaven's gates opened and a noble Christian lady passed in, to dwell ever with the redeemed.

Her body was buried Friday evening at the Norman Ridge cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. By A Friend

(Obit furnished by Bill Jackson, Wadsworth, OH to Jane Jackson Kimble who transcribed it.)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 July 2004

ERNEST FERRELL

Ernest Glenn Ferrell, 89, of Parkersburg, died Friday, July 2, 2004.

He was born in Grantsville, the last surviving child of the late Oak and Clara Ferrell. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and then became a resident of Charleston where he was employed for 33 years at Libby Owens Ford. He was a longtime member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and a 50-year member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Kelley Ferrell; one step-daughter, JoAnne Molessa; and one step-son, John M. Kelley. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Aug 2005

HOY KEITH FERRELL

Hoy Keith Ferrell, 53, of Big Bend, died Sunday, July 31, 2005.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Zella S. Ferrell of Big Bend and the late Albert Ferrell. He was a member of Boilermakers Union Local #667, Charleston.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one son, Christopher Keith Ferrell of Grantsville; one brother, Gary Ferrell of North Carolina; one half-brother, Paul Snider of Big Bend; two sisters, Jeanette Kyer of Grantsville and Geneva Hays of Parkersburg; and two grandchildren, Mercedes and Jordan.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 June 2009

LINDA FERRELL

Linda L. Ferrell, 63, died Thursday, June 11, 2009 at her daughter's home.

She was the daughter of the late William and Yetta Webb of Grantsville.

Surviving are three daughters, Martha Ferrell-Brabson, Michelle Campbell and Jessica Richmond; one son, Jesse Ferrell II; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Doris Hertz, Betty Sims-Boggs, Jeanette White and Kay Richards; one brother, Joe Webb; and niece, Debbie Slimak.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia; three brothers, Billy, Gary and Jack, who, with wife Bonnie Webb-Buck, raised Linda and her siblings after the death of their parents.

Services were held at Victory Chapel Church, Akron, Ohio, with Rev. Robert Webb, Jr., officiating, and burial in West Virginia.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2001

RICHARD HUGH FERRELL

Richard Hugh Ferrell, 71, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Frank and Louise Stump Ferrell. He was a 1948 graduate of Akron Central High School, 1953 graduate of University of Akron with a B.S. degree in business administration, and 1958 graduate of Ohio State University College of Law. He was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was in private law practice. He was also a former assistant city prosecutor and city prosecutor in Columbus, judge in Franklin County Municipal Court, and magistrate of Upper Arlington Mayor's Court and Bexley Mayor's Court.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Shirley Ferrell; two daughters, Anne Gorman and Cynthia Clemens; five grandchildren; two brothers, Lewis and William Ferrell; five nephews; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Heilmeier

Services were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2007

ZELLA FERRELL

Zella E. Ferrell, 91, of Big Bend, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Alex and Dolly Dawson Snider. She was a homemaker and a former foster grandmother at Brooksville Elementary School.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Snider of Mineral Wells and Gary Ferrell of Sanford, North Carolina; two daughters, Jeanette Kyer and Geneva Hayes both of Parkersburg; one sister, Ruth Docse of Virginia; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Ferrell; one son, Hoy Ferrell; two brothers, two sisters, and one grandson.

Services were held Monday, November 19 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery at Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 August 2004

MATILDA ANN STEVENS FESSENDEN

Matilda Patricia Ann Stevens Fessenden of Portsmouth, R. I., died Monday, July 26, 2004.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late John Foster Stevens and Virginia Violet Stout Stevens.

Surviving are one brother, Richard Hoyt Stevens of Portsmouth, R.I.; and one sister, Guila June Hayward of Yuma, Az.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert E. Stevens.

She was cremated. A memorial service was held at her work place on July 30, 2004.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 Apr 2004

PHYLLIS JEAN FINKENBINDER

Phyllis Jean Finkenbinder, 61, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004, at her home.

She was the daughter of Stella Bennett of Akron, Ohio, and the late Carl Bennett.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, William Finkenbinder; three sons, Robert O. Hipp and Brian Hipp and wife Michelle, all of Grantsville, and Donald C. Hipp of Huntington; three grandchildren, Danielle Goodrich and Sidney and Nathaniel Hipp, all of Grantsville; two sisters, Linda George of Barberton, Ohio, and Judy Greenaway of Akron; and several nieces and nephews of Akron.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Ivan V. Gunn.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 October 2000

EVALINE FISHER (Obituary from 1895)

Evaline Fisher was born in Louden County, Virginia, in 1807, and departed this life Jan. 3, 1895, aged 88 years. She was united in marriage to John H. Wright in 1830. The result of their marriage was 11 children, five of which survive them, three boys and two girls.

About 12 years ago, God in his wisdom saw fit to take from her embrace, the companion and staff of her earthly pilgrimage. Since that time she has resided with her son, E.B. Wright. Never was a mother more affectionately cared for than by this son and his estimable wife, who administered to her wants on all occasions.

She was a member of the Protestant Methodist Church for about 50 years, all of which time she lived a devout christian. She was afflicted for many years, but bore her afflictions with fortitude until God in his wisdom saw fit to call her to the mansion of rest that he has prepared for those who put their trust in him.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 13 August 2009

REBECCA FISHER

Rebecca J. Fisher, 53, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at home.

She was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Nathan and Juanita Byrd Martin.

Surviving are one daughter, Laura Fisher of Chloe, and two sons, Michael Morris of Mt. Zion and John Fisher of Arnoldsburg.

Services will be held at a later time. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2008

VIRGIE MAE FISHER

Virgie Mae Fisher, 70, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late Earl and Ona Mae McCumbers Knicely.

Surviving are four sons, Junior Fisher II of Ripley, Robert Dale Fisher of Warren, Ohio, and Russell Wayne Fisher and John Martin Fisher, both of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Fisher; an infant son, David Lee Fisher; two sisters; and one brother.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 July 2006

CHARLES ROWEN FITZWATER

Charles Rowen Fitzwater, 78, of Anderson, Ohio, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at St. John's Medical Center.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Ruby Lamb Finley and Otmer Fitzwater. He was employed at Brockway Glass for 10 years and Hobart Welding of Troy, Ohio, for 25 years before retiring in 1993. He was a member of White Oaks Baptist Church. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War.

Surviving are one son, Larry Fitzwater of Piqua, Ohio; one daughter, Carol Montanez of Piqua; two sisters, Vada Sharpe of Anderson and Joann Chapman of Daleville; one brother, Johnie Fitzwater of Texas; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; aunts and uncles, Maysel and Verne Snyder of Scottsdale, Ariz., Losie Dye of Cleveland, Ohio (formerly of Chloe), and James and Madge Lamb of St. Albans; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, John Finley; one sister, Hazel Finley; one infant brother, Elden Fitzwater; and one infant sister, Janice Fitzwater.

Services were held at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, with Rev. Evan Lash officiating. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel, with graveside military rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 September 2008

EARL LEE FITZWATER

Earl Lee Fitzwater, 65, of Glenville, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Tolley Wriston Fitzwater and Nora Ethel Price Fitzwater.

He was a barber in Glenville for 45 years and was co-owner of Hair Expo with his brother, Jim, and owner of Glenville Hardware Co. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, secretary of Gilmer County Masonic Lodge 118 A.F.&A.M., Glenville, and member of Knights of Pythias, Tanner.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ellen Walton Fitzwater; one daughter, Johana Lee McKitrick; one son, Earl Reagan Fitzwater; one grandson; two sisters, Josephine Hart and Johan Montgomery; six brothers, Shirley Benjamin Fitzwater of Calhoun County, Jimmie Landon Fitzwater, Lambert W. Fitzwater, Calvin Clark Fitzwater, Robert Orton Fitzwater and Rodney Dean Fitzwater; 33 nieces and nephews; and numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Gene Hickman.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating, and burial in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville, with Masonic graveside rites by Glenville Masonic Lodge 118.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Mar 2004

TOLLEY FITZWATER

Tolley W. Fitzwater, 95, of Glenville, died Thursday, Mar. 18, 2004, at his home.

He was the son of the late William and Zonobia Fitzwater. He was a certified mine foreman since 1947 and had worked in numerous mines in Clay, Fayette and Gilmer counties. He retired from Rochester-Pittsburgh Coal Co., where he was “fire boss.” After retirement, he operated a custom meat cutting shop in Glenville for several years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 97, Clay, and Fola Baptist Church. He was a member of the UMWA.

Surviving are his wife, Dr. Catherine Grant; two daughters, Josephine Hart and Johan Montgomery; seven sons, Shirley Fitzwater and wife Faye of Grantsville, Jim, Lambert, Earl, Calvin, Robert Orton and Rodney; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grand-children; 10 great-great-grandchildren; his longtime friend and helper, Priscilla Bailey; three nephews; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Glenna Holcomb; his second wife, Ethel Price; one daughter, Barbara Hickman; one granddaughter; and 15 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 Jan 2004

WILLIAM FLESHER

William Flesher, 79, of Ivydale, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Summersville Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 November 2001

MAXINE FLINN

Maxine Flinn, 73, of Grantsville, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at SunBridge of Glenville.

She was born in Stinson, the daughter of the late Grover and Rebecca Green Flinn. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Marlin Flinn of Oklahoma; two sisters, Lula Norman of Grantsville and Madeline Wines of Alum Creek; one brother, Ralph Flinn of Stinson; two grandchildren, Franklin Flinn and Terry Lee Wiggins, both of Oklahoma; and two great-grandchildren, Colton Ray Flinn and Harlee Ann Wiggins, both of Oklahoma.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 January 1993

ALVA OLIN FLUHARTY

Alva Olin Fluharty, 75, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1993, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, following a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late James W. and Minnie Fox Fluharty. He retired from DuPont after 28 years of service and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Price Fluharty; two sons, Randy W. Fluharty and Rodney L. Fluharty, both of Parkersburg; three daughters, Shelvia "Joan" Campbell of Lost Creek, Pamila L. Cooper of Mineral Wells and Theresa "Diane" Bennett of Kanawha; one brother, J. Delmas Fluharty of Big Springs; two sisters, Edna Radtkin of Mentor, Ohio, and Willa Dean Bush of Palm Harbor, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Franklin Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Bill Angel officiating. Burial was in Prosperity Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Sep 2003

BETTY FLUHARTY

Betty Fluharty, 56, of Linn, Gilmer County, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at Sunbridge of Glenville Health Care.

She was born in Auburn, Ritchie County, the daughter of Len and Genevieve Ellyson Earl of Sinking Creek, Gilmer County. She was a 1965 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a graduate of Parkersburg Beauty College. She was a former hairdresser at Hair Expo, Glenville. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Amanda Fluharty of Arlington, Va.; three sons, Jeffery Allen Fluharty of Canon City, Colo., Scott Andrew Fluharty of Littleton, Colo., and Matthew Wayne Fluharty of Ladson, S.C.; one brother, Phillip Earl of Grantsville; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Arnold Lee Earl.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Grantsville. Visitation will be on Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

BRIAN KEITH FLUHARTY

Brian Keith Fluharty, 45, of Big Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at his home.

He was the son of James Delmas Fluharty and the late Mildred Richards Fluharty. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Teresa Dawn Wilson Fluharty; one sister, Shelvia Jones of Big Springs; and one niece, Erica Nicole Jones of Big Springs.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Fluharty, and grandparents, James and Minnie Fox Fluharty and Lemon and Clara Lewis Richards.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Epling officiating, and burial in Fluharty Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites.

Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 September 2004

CHESTER FOREST FLUHARTY

Chester Forest Fluharty, 80, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was the son of the late Guy and Ivy Snider Fluharty. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II from 1942-1945 and was a Purple Heart Award recipient. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve Unit, Grantsville. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. where he was a field foreman with 36 years of service. He was a former two-term mayor of Grantsville and former fire chief of Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a resident of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., for 20 years, where he was a member of DAV and American Legion.

Surviving are one sister, Lena Barker of Pine Grove; one son, Thomas Scott Fluharty and wife Barbara of Annamoriah; one granddaughter, Dena Roberts of Spencer; and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Mae Valentine Fluharty, on Nov. 4, 2003, and three brothers, Durl, Clide and Burl.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ken Heiney officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Nov 2003

CORA MAE FLUHARTY

Cora Mae Fluharty, 78, of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Emery Guy and Dessie H. Goff Valentine. She was a former U.S. Navy nurse and had served as a bookkeeper in the oil and gas industry for Walter E. Smith and the late P.P. Gunn and Holly Nester. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, Grantsville. She was a former member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville, and a member of Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church and of Lake Panasoffkee DAV.

Surviving are her husband, Chester Fluharty; one son, Tom Fluharty and wife Barbara of Creston; one sister, Juna Cutlip of Parkersburg; one granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2006

EDITH FLUHARTY

Edith O. Fluharty, 89, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in Pullman, at her caregiver's residence.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Henderson and Bertha Metz Richards. She was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church and June Rebekah Lodge 56, Smithville.

Surviving are two daughters, Annabelle (Ann) Mayhew of Mineral Wells and Sharon Sue (Suzi) Moore of Parkersburg; one son, Randall Lee Fluharty of Smithville; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Durl Fluharty; one son, Gayford (Sonny) Fluharty; and one grandson, Gary Fluharty.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial was in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 February 2010

EVELYN IRENE FLUHARTY

Evelyn Irene Fluharty, 83, of Creston, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at her home.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Henry B. Greenleaf and Flossie M. Allen.

She was a former employee of American Viscose Co., Parkersburg, during World War II and was a homemaker. She was a member of Snyder Chapel Church.

Surviving are one son, Michael B. Fluharty of Clarksburg; one daughter, Rena I. Bowman and husband Donald of Annamoriah; one sister, Janice Graham of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, David Bowman, Rebbecca Lane, Lisa Marie Danials and Amber Starr Fluharty; and two great-grandchildren, Annabelle Danials and Connor William Anthony Lane.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Ray Fluharty, Sr.; two sons, Willard Ray Fluharty, Jr., and an infant; three brothers, Donald Greenleaf, Robert Greenleaf and an infant, Carl Greenleaf; and one sister, Lillian Fletcher.

Private services will be held at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the following groups in her name: The Humane Society, Calhoun County Library, or St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 January 2010

HAZEL AVADINE FLUHARTY

Hazel Avadine Fluharty, 94, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, in Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Matt and Maude Meadows Jarvis.

She was a Methodist and a homemaker.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fluharty; three brothers, Don, Rex and Hartzell Jarvis; two sisters, Macel Riel and Chloe Dye, and one niece, Shirley Fallon.

There was no visitation or funeral service. Her body will be cremated and her ashes interred at a later date. Memorial service will be held later.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 June 2001

LUCILLE FLUHARTY

Lucille M. Fluharty, 62, of Davisville, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001.

She was the daughter of the late Park and Evelyn Ruth Dye Richards. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1956 and attended Glenville State College for two years.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Fluharty; one daughter, Pamela McDonald; one grandson, Gregory McDonald; and one granddaughter, Christalyn McDonald.

There was no visitation or services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 July 2007

MILDRED FLUHARTY

Mildred J. Fluharty, 73, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Services.

She was the daughter of the late Lemon and Clara Richards. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, James Delmas Fluharty; one son, Brian Fluharty and wife Teresa; one daughter, Shelvia Jones and husband James; one granddaughter, Erica Jones; and four sisters, Grace Wagoner, Lily Bush, Genavie Richards and Edna Radcliff.

She was preceded in death by one son, James Kevin Fluharty; five brothers, Dale, Marshall, Holly Erashel and Gerald; and one sister, Helen.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2001

WALLACE FOGLE

Wallace M. Fogle, 80, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late William and Maude Miller Fogle. He was a member of Pipefitters Union Local 565. He worked for Daugherty and Co., Charleston, on various projects, including Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital; St. Joseph's Hospital; and Parkersburg Community College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Salinas and USS Roosevelt. He was a former member of Vienna Lions Club, and was active with Vienna Recreation, having assisted in building of Jackson Park tennis courts. He was a member of Wayside United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Candi Lanham of Morgantown, Connie Fuchs of Westerville, Ohio, and Debbie Tipper of Vienna; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth C. Peterson Fogle, in 1999.

Services were held at Wayside U.M. Church with Rev. Sandy Runion officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Full military rites were provided by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 July 2001

ALMA FORD

Alma E. Ford, 93, of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, July 6, 2001, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James C. and Sarah Stump VanHorn, and moved to Belpre in 1920 via a riverboat on the Little Kanawha River. She was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Parkersburg, and a member of Belpre Senior Citizens. She was employed at Parkersburg Greyhound Bus Station for 25 years as restaurant manager.

Surviving are one son, Robert C. Ford, Jr., of Sterling, Va.; two daughters, Jean Beatty of Parkersburg and Dolores Blood of Eustis, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Debbie Ziegler and Jeanette Miller, both of Belpre.

She was preceded in death by one son, James G. Ford of Baltimore, Md.; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. David A. Carpenter officiating, and burial in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to Emmanuel Baptist Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 March 2002

MICHAEL FORD

Michael B. Ford, 57, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Freed, the son of the late Audrey and Ruth Freed Ford. He was affiliated with Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Vickie Cunningham of Smithville; two grandchildren; one brother, Gail; and two sisters, Amelia and Betty.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Ford.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2004

NAOMI FORD

Naomi M. Ford, 69, of Eastlake, Ohio, died Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2004, at home.

She was born in Tanner and lived in Eastlake for 44 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Christianity Work and Reverend of Spirituality.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Anes D. Ford; three sons, Ronny L. Ford and Richard L. Ford, both of Mentor, Ohio, and Robert L. Ford of Willowick, Ohio; one daughter, Linda Mae Thomas of Madison, Ohio; five grandchildren; nine great-grand-children; five brothers and sisters, Arnet Burley, Arles Church, Arlie Church, Dorothy Jean Kight and Anna Mae Nussbaumer; one nephew, Bobby Kight; two nieces, Charlene and Peggy Kight; and several brothers-in-law, including Roger Ford and Randall Ford, both of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Oran Scott Church.

Services were held at Monreal Funeral Home, Eastlake. Burial was in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chester Township, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


From the Parkersburg Sentinel 1990

HOSEA FORTNEY

Hosey Fortney, 66, of Route 1,Belpre, died Saturday at his residence following a brief illness. He was born in Macfarlan, son of the late Roland Weaver and Mary Louiza Nelson Fortney. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a retired electrician and was a long-time member of the IBEW Local No. 972. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Betty Lou Fortney; three sons, Robert R. Fortney of Washington state, Hosea Fortney,Jr. of Parkersburg, Brian D. Fortney of Belpre; five daughers, Carol A. Lancaster, Susan K. Fortney and Pamela L. Lynn, all of Belpre, C. Dianne Murray of Marietta, and Bonnie J. Wigal of Palestine; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Verner E. Fortney of Coolville, and I. Vaughn Fortney of North Carolina; three sisters, Bernice M. Goff of Belpre, Joan Baker and June Cooper, both of Marietta.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor David Sommerville officiating. Burial will be in Rockland Cemetery. PHOTO OF GRAVE - PHOTO #2

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

(Janet Kelch)


Marietta Ohio Times

VERNER E. FORTNEY

Verner E. Fortney, 80 of New London, Ohio formerly of the Coolville area, passed away on July 27, 2007 at the Elms Retirement Village.

He was born in Reno, Ohio on November 27, 1926 a son of the late Roland W. and Mary L. Nelson Fortney.

He graduated from Harrisville High School in Harrisville, WV and served in the US Navy as a radio man during World War II. He had worked for Marietta Concrete for several years and retired from the City Of Parkersburg where he had worked in the water works. Following retirement he served as a bus driver for Belpre City Schools.

He is survived by four children, Sean Fortney and wife Kjrsten, Patti Coffee and husband Fred, Kimberly Iwanski and husband Peter and "Butch" Fortney II, nineteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two sisters June Cooper and Joan Baker, one aunt and one uncle and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Vern was preceded in death by his son, Verner Fortney Jr, one great granddaughter, two brothers, Hosea Fortney, and "Von" Fortney and sister Bernice Goff.

The funeral services for Vern will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre. Burial will be at the Woodruff Cemetery near Watertown, Ohio. Visitation will be from 12 noon on Wednesday till the time of the service at 2.

(Janet Kelch)


MARCH 1992

WILLIAM JOSEPH FORTNEY

TORCH— William Joseph Fortney, 84, of Torch died Thursday (March 5, 1992) at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Fortney began working as an oiler for the Southern Oil Co. Gasoline Plant at Dutchman, WV, in 1927. In 1931, he worked for the West Virginia State Road Commission. After that, he worked as an oil field tool dresser, driller, and roustabout in Washington, Meigs, and Coshocton counties in Ohio and Ritchie and Wirt counties in West Virginia. In 1942, he worked at the Republic Steel Corp. in Massillon. He retired from Columbia Gas on Oct. 1, 1969.

He was a member of Little Hocking Church of Christ at Little Hocking. He was born in Washington, Pa, to Ross Bennett and Bessie Goodnight Fortney. His family later moved to Calhoun County, W. Va.

Mr. Fortney is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Billy J. (Evajean) McKnight of Coolville, Mrs. David L. (Betty) Ross of Middleport and Mrs. Wayne ( Christine) Lyons of Torch; two sons, Robert J. of Reedsville and Willard L. of Dresden; three brothers, Charlie of Marietta, Woodrow of Long Bottom and Jack of Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Gail (Geraldine) Hart of Perrysville and Mrs. Fred (Kathleen) Morriston and Mrs. Carl (Louise) Perkins, both of St. Marys, W. VA.; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Delphia Mae Roberts Fortney; one brother, Tracy E. Fortney; one sister, Mrs. Perry (Gladys) Roberts; and an infant sister, Mildred Beatrice Fortney.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Little Hocking Church of Christ of Little Hocking with evangelists Roger A. Rush and Steven Fuchs officiating. Burial will be in Coolville Cemetery. Friends may call at White-Blower Funeral Home in Coolville after 5 p.m. Saturday and at the church for one hour prior to the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Hocking Church of Christ.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 27 August 2009

JORETTA MAE FOSTER

Joretta Mae Foster, 77, of Vienna, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Sylvester and Lizzie Mae Langford Starcher.

She retired from Nashua Photo and was a member of River Valley Community Church of the Nazarene, Vienna.

Surviving are one daughter, Charlotte A. Marshall of Vienna; two sons, Rex A. Foster and James W. Foster, both of Vienna; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Foster; brothers, Rex, Willard, Alvin, Bernard and O. L. "Bill" Starcher; and sisters, Opal Stout, Earliss Starcher, Goldie Young and Ruth Simmons.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. John Douglas officiating, and burial in Starcher Family Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2002

MAXINE FOUTTY

Maxine Sarah Foutty, 76, of Palmer, Alaska, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Our House Assisted Living Center, Palmer.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Earl and Lalah Knotts. She received her education in Calhoun County through the eighth grade. She had worked for S.S. Kresge Co., in the early 1940s, and was a housekeeper and full time mother. She was a member of Lauckport United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, and Palmer Senior Citizens Morning Star program.

Surviving are one son, David of Wasilla, Alaska; one granddaughter; three sisters; and three brothers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel H. Foutty; two brothers; and one sister.

Her cremated remains will be buried at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Cemetery, Mineral Wells, at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 March 2005

ALMA ICE FOWLER

Alma Peggy Ice Fowler, 98, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2005, at North Hills Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., where she was living with her son.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Charles Enos Offutt and Ursula Schartiger Offutt. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, charter member of Grantsville Rebekah Lodge and member of Order of Eastern Star. She was active in American Legion and VFW auxiliaries.

Surviving are one son, William L. Ice; two daughters-in-law, Virginia and Sherron Ice; six grandchildren, Teresa Ice Pomerleau, Douglas Ice, James Ice, Peggy Ice Rogers, Billie O. Ice and April Ice Rogers; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Walter F. Ice and Obert E. Fowler, and one son, Clovis Drexel “Frosty” Ice.

Services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation at the funeral home with be on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Order of Eastern Star service will be at the funeral home on Friday at 7 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 February 2003

ARNISE FOWLER

Arnise L. Fowler, 80, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Mt. Zion, the son of the late Walter and Pearl Roberts Fowler. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was the retired owner of a commercial refrigeration company and a member of Glenwood United Metho­dist Church, Westgate Masonic Lodge #623, AF&AM, Aladdin Shrine Temple and the Pool Club.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Gladys; two daughters, Cheryl McKenzie and Barbara Pepper; one son, Robert Fowler; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lillian Bland.

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

Services were held at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel with Masonic service. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 March 2007

AGRA LUCILLE FOWLER

Agra Lucille Fowler, 92, of Ocala, Fla., died Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Fell and Carrie Stump. She worked as a secretary and helped to set up the first computer system for H.J. Heinz Co., Jacksonville, Fla.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Ruth of Summerfield, Fla.; one son, John Fowler of Pickney, Mich.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Fowler; two brothers, Abe and Hays Stump; and two sisters, Ruby Stump and Faustine S. Craddock.

Services were held at Hier's-Baxley Funeral Home, Ocala, with Rev. Samuel Clements officiating. Burial was in....

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" -12 March 1998

FRANCIS E. FOWLER, JR.

Francis E. Fowler, Jr., 76, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Mar. 7, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Francis E. and Helen Louise Brabham Fowler. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1967 after 20 years of service and retired from Shell Chemical in 1985. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #3 and was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Billie Earle Stevenson Fowler, three daughters, Linda Fowler of Parkersburg, Sandra Basagic of Fairmont and Karen Sams of Polk City, Fla.; one son, Larry Fowler of Washington; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jane Fowler.

The body was cremated. There will be no services or visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 December 2008

IRA DALPH FOWLER

Ira Dalph Fowler, 86, of Vienna, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Bert and Clara Williams Fowler.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Dianna Lauer of Rockport; one son, Ken Fowler of Vienna; three step-children, Jackie Farkas of Milford, N.H., and Donald Keith Fought and Michael Wayne Fought, both of Newark; four grandchildren; four step-grand-children; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Mahaney Fowler; second wife, Avonell Dotson Fowler; third wife, Jean Fought Fowler; four brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Chris Mullens officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 August 2006

JEAN FOUGHT-FOWLER

Jean Gainer Fought-Fowler, 82, of Vienna, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Alvin Dye and Sadie Kight Gainer. She was retired from West Virginia Dept. of Human Services, Wood County, and was a member of Newark Baptist Church, where she was a member of the church choir for 27 years.

Surviving are her husband, Ira Dalph Fowler; three children, Jackie Farkas of Milford, N.H., and Donald Keith Fought and Michael Wayne Fought, both of Newark; two step-children, Dianna Lauer of Rockport and Ken Fowler of Vienna; two sisters, Thelma Smith of Marietta and Pauline Newell of California; one brother, Alvin D. Gainer of Michigan; four grandchildren; four step-grand-children; four step-great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald A. Fought; three sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Mark Mason and Chris Mullins officiating. Burial was in Fought Cemetery, Newark.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 April 2008

LENA FOWLER

Lena G. Fowler, 89, of Windham, Ohio, died Thursday, Mar. 20, 2008, at her residence.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Everett and May Whipkey Wilson.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are five sons, Charles, Edwin, Richard, Gary and Kevin Fowler; three daughters, Earlene Laymon, Renda Pettit and Renee Seljan; one adopted daughter, Loretta Miller; one sister, Emogene Shafer; one cousin, Nila Osborne; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Albert; one son, Ronald; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Fowler; one grandson, Jeffery Laymon; one granddaughter, Sheryl Lynn Seljan; four sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Borowski Memorial Home, Newton Falls, Ohio, with Pastor Peter King officiating. Burial was in Windham Township Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2005

LEONARD FOWLER

Leonard L. Fowler, 98, of Stumptown, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center’s long term care.

He was born at Russett, the son of the late I. Bert and Clara Williams Fowler. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and was retired from Cabot Corp. He was part owner of Fowler Gas Co. and was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are one brother, Dalph Fowler of Vienna, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna Vannoy Fowler; his second wife, Mary Kendall Fowler; one son, Robert Eugene Fowler; three brothers, Royce, Dona and Wood Fowler; and two sisters, Ina Fox and Gladys Jarvis.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 October 2004

MARY KENDALL FOWLER

Mary Kendall Fowler, 87, of Stumptown, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Cowen, Webster County, the daughter of the late William and Nettie Parsons Donahue. She had attended Loch Lynn Church of God, Oakland, Md., and was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, near Stumptown. She was a 50-year member of Community Education Outreach Service and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Leonard Fowler; two daughters, Alice Kendall Church of Newark, Ohio, and LaVern Kendall Smith of Terra Alta; two sons, Jerry D. Kendall of Eleanor and William J. Kendall of Newark; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 54 years, Simon Glen Kendall, and one daughter, Agnes J. Lewis.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001

MONA FOWLER

Mona Ball Fowler, 93, of Grantsville, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Waitman and Dora Propst Ball. She was a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Fowler, and one brother, Holly Ball.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2007

VICTOR HOWARD FOWLER

Victor Howard Fowler, 83, of Lesage, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Levi Franklin and Elfie Barr Fowler. He was a surveyor and a member of Pea Ridge Baptist Church, Huntington.

Surviving are three sons, John Fowler of Buffalo, N.Y., Kenneth Fowler of Lesage and Douglas Fowler of Dillard, Ohio; their mother, Eileen; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Dale Fowler of Newark, Ohio, Glen Fowler of Grantsville and Foster Fowler of Elyria, Ohio; four sisters, Gerry Wallace and Madaline Moore, both of Grantsville, Imogene Hoskins of Parkersburg and Oleva Gainer of Elizabeth, Pa.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Velma McEndree, and two brothers, Edward and Durward Fowler.

Services were held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

GAROLD FLOYD FOX

Garold Floyd Fox, 75, of Weirton, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Weirton Medical Center.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Elias Floyd and Dortha Wilson Fox. He served in the Navy during World War II and retired with 38 years of service from Weirton Steel. He was a member of Weirton Steel 25 Year Club and was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie Rine Fox, whom he married Aug. 18, 1950; one daughter, Deborah Norman of New Manchester; two sisters, Elmadeen Robinson of New Manchester and Irene Bartlett and husband Ray of Big Springs; and two grand-daughters.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Inez Yoak.

Services were held at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, with Pastor James Rhodes and Pastor Marvin Hawley officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 May 2008

WANDA KETURAH FOX

Wanda Keturah Fox, 58, of Orma, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Gordon E. and Trula F. James Cornett of Pennsylvania.

Surviving are her husband, Charles R. Fox; five brothers and sisters, Shirley Stewart, Beverly Lewis, Billie Aukshun, Brenda Shenk and Gordon E. Cornett, Jr.

She will be cremated and returned to her home in Orma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 October 2002

BETTY FRAME

Betty L. Frame, 70, of Chandlersville, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Ruby and Ona Smith.

Surviving are her husband, Fred J. Frame; three sons, John (Bert) Frame of Adamsville, Ohio, A.J. Frame of Byesville, Ohio, and Jeffrey Frame of Chandlersville; four daughters, Joann Bryant, Becky Norris, Sarah Fisher and Linda Leach, all of Zanesville, Ohio; 28 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald Smith of Aura, Colo., Dale Smith of Hur and Frank Smith of Brightwaters, N.Y.; four sisters, Beaulah Hayes of Phoenix, Ariz., Eula Allen of Clarington, Ohio, Bonnie Bird of Grantsville and Freda Haury of Elyria, Ohio; and a special friend, Holly Moore.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Denzil and Aden Smith, and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services were held at Chandlersville United Methodist Church. A celebration of her life followed the service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2006

HELEN FRAME

Helen F. Frame, 83, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in The Plains, Ohio, the daughter of the late Edward and Minnie Lattimer Preston. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Frame Rhodes of Parkersburg; one step-daughter, Nancy Fleming of Belpre, Ohio; five grandchildren, including Steve Whited of Grantsville; and seven great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald T. Frame; five brothers, Charles, Lawrence, Paul, Robert and Clifford Pres-ton; and two sisters, Lena Waters and Beatrice Rutter.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with her nephew Rev. Dale Waters officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery. GRAVE PHOTO

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 October 2005

LOIS FRAME

Lois L. Frame, 95, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Fisher Titus Hospital, Norwalk.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late W. Elsworth and Ella Stump. She started working for Gunn's Dept. Store and later Rubber Fabricators. She was a nurse's aide at Calhoun General Hospital and had been a telephone operator. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ann Kerby of Norwalk; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brent L. Frame; two sons, Robert H. Frame of Branson, Mich., and Carlton B. Frame of Kilgore, Tex.; and one grandson, John Paul Kerby of Berlin Heights, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News - Saturday, Dec 16, 1989

ROLAND THOMAS FRAME

Roland Thomas Frame, 76, of 1503 Core Road, Parkersburg, died Thursday evening at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born at New Brighton, Pa. a son of the late Harry T. and Gail Higgenbottom Frame. He was a member of the Highlawn United Methodist Church, was an Army veteran of World War II, and had owned, operated, and retired from the Trail's End Antique Shop. He was also a member of the Parkersburg Masonic Lodge No 169 A.F. & A.M.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Helen Preston Frame; two daughters, Becki Rhodes of Parkersburg and Nancy Fleming of Belpre; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Ronald Frame of Parkersburg; and one nephew, Dr. Ronald Frame of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Medley.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ogdin Funeral Home with the Rev Dale Waters offficiating. Burial will follow in Rockland Cemetery. - GRAVE PHOTO

Friends may call at the funeral home today 7-9 and Sunday from 1-9 p.m.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 October 2005

SHARON SUE FRAME

Sharon Sue Yoak Frame, 57, of Vienna, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at her sister Neva's residence, Little Hocking, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Loyal Bell and Monnie Fortney Yoak. She was employed by Patterson Cleaning and Supply, Parkersburg, and attended Calvary Memorial Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are three sons, Todd Bell of Parkersburg, Jeff Bell of Vienna and Chris Frame of Little Hocking; five grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Yoak and wife Daisy of Grantsville and Jim Yoak and wife Carolyn of Flatwoods; six sisters, Eva Collins of Weston, Evelyn McCormick and husband Jim of Grantsville, Edna Schmeller and husband Jim of Akron, Ohio, and Edith Burrows and husband Dean of Parkersburg,

Neva Patterson and husband Ron, and Pauline Jarvis, all of Parkersburg; two foster brothers, Kenny Strayley of Parkersburg and Danny Strayley of Geneva, Ohio; one special aunt, Frances Davis of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Dennis Yoak, Denzil Yoak and Robert Yoak.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Rob Collins and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Norman Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 September 2005

HALL FRANCIS

Hall V. Francis, 89, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehab, Beverly, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Joseph Lee and Clara Burrows Francis. He retired from Hope Gas Co. and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Tressa Wright Francis; three sons; Joseph L. of Parkersburg, Harold of Elizabeth and Brad of Greenriver, Wyo.; three daughters, Shirley Corbin of Little Hocking, Ohio, Norma Layfield of Vienna and Linda Smith of Mineral Wells; one sister, Gladis Duke of Mogador, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Clay and Olie.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 March 2008

HELEN MARIE FRANCIS

Helen Marie Francis, 74, of Vienna, died Friday, Mar. 21, 2008, at Eagle Pointe.

She was born in Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late Hayward and Cina Jarvis Francis.

She was a born again Christian.

Surviving are one brother, William "Bud" Francis of Newark; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jeff and Sherry DeLong of Vienna.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Elfrink, and one brother, George Francis.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with William Stutler officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 April 2009

MERLE ORPHA BENNETT FRANCIS

Merle Orpha Bennett Francis, 91, of Edgewater, Fla., died Friday, Apr. 10, 2009.

She was born at Fairview, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James Bennett and Leatha Bennett Flynn.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Eleanor Davis of Painesville, Ohio, and Paulette Stull of Edgewater; three sons, Encil Francis, Robert Francis and William Francis, all of Edgewater; one sister, Nellie Six; 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Francis; one daughter, June Corbett; one son, Howard Francis; three infants, Robert Delano Francis, Pauline Francis and Bernard Francis.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Thomas MacFadden officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 December 2005

THELMA FRANCIS

Thelma Wright Francis, 91, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bryan and Mary Jane Bush Wright. She worked numerous years as a bookkeeper at Ft. Belvoir, Va., and in the Washington, D.C., area and locally for Navy Recruiting.

Surviving are two daughters, Sonya Carol Bruton of Parkersburg and Gwen Kay Allen of Elizabeth; one son, David Lee of Temecula, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn O. Francis; one son, Arnold Lynn; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harold Francis officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery near Grantsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercy Med Flight, 200 Texas Way, Hanger 23N., Ft. Worth, TX 76106.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2007

TRESSA WRIGHT FRANCIS

Tressa Wright Francis, 87, of Five Forks, Calhoun County, West Virginia, died Thursday, August 16, 2007.

Tressa was born July 10, 1920, the daughter of the late John Wright and Mary Jane Bush Wright.

Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Corbin of Little Hocking, Ohio, Norma Layfield of Vienna and Linda Smith of Mineral Wells; three sons, Larry Francis of Parkersburg, Rev. Harold Francis of Elizabeth and Brad Francis of Green River, Wyo.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren; one brother, Harlow Wright; and 2 sisters-in-law, Betty Wright and Olive Francis, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Hall V. Francis, a daughter-in-law, Rencie Francis, and a son-in-law, Isaac N. Layfield.

Services were held 1 p.m. Monday, August 20 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


MILDRED FRAZIER

Mildred Frazier, 86, of Nebo, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Noah and Elsie Duffield Criss.

She was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where she served as a supply sergeant. She was a former school teacher.

Surviving are one son, Gary Frazier of Vallejo, Calif., and one brother, Walter Criss of Spencer.

Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Stump Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 May 2008

RAY FRAZIER

Ray C. Frazier, 72, of Elizabeth, died Monday, May 26, 2008, following complications from a stroke.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late C.R. and Pearl Frazier.

After graduation from Wirt County High School and a tour of military duty, he was employed by Spencer State Hospital until it closed. He was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Evon Jones Frazier; one son, Darrel Frazier of Elizabeth; twin daughters, Jeanette Kesterson of Fleming, Ohio, and Jeanene Hyde of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; one sister, Jane Cutlip of Massillon, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond F. (Franklin) Frazier.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Snyder Chapel Church, Annamoriah, with Rev. Farley Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Fought Cemetery, Newark. Visitation will be held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Thursday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to services at Snyder Chapel.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 3 September 2009

BABY BOY FREDERICK

Baby Boy Frederick, infant son of Michael and Stacy Poling Frederick of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are grandparents, Michael and Nancy Whipkey and Greg and Angie Frederick; two aunts, Amanda Frederick and Jamie Frederick; two uncles, Jeremy Poling and Greg Frederick; great-grandparents, Ruth Poorman, George and Patty Frederick, Hester Curry and Shirley Poling; and a cousin.

He was preceded in death by one uncle, Michael Whipkey III; great-grandparents, Don and Sally Whipkey, Richard Poorman, Ralph Whipkey, Sr., and Carol Poling; and one great-uncle, Bob Whipkey.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion Chapel Cemetery, Brohard, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 Aug 2003

GERALDINE FREDRICK

Geraldine Fredrick, 74, of Vienna, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Asa and Charlotte Snyder Freshour. She was a homemaker and attended Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are three sisters, Zelma Coudy of Vienna, Kathleen Lacy of Richfield, Ohio, and Thelma Baker of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Fredrick.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 April 2000

ISABEL FREDERICK

Isabel Frederick, 66, of Downey, Calif., died Saturday, Apr. 15, 2000.

She was born in Henrietta, the daughter of Vieva Ruth Kimble Frederick and the late Wilbur M. Frederick.

Surviving in addition to her mother are three sisters, Sonna, Mary Lou, and Inez of California; three brothers, Jake, Charles, and John of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Rita.

Services and burial in Rose Hills Cemetery were held in California.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 October 2002

MAMIE FREDERICK

Mamie Richards Frederick, 82, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Modesitt Richards. She and her husband were self-employed in the mercantile business for several years, and employed by Dudley Florist. She was active in church and sang in the choir and various quartets. She was previously active in Belpre Senior Citizens and attended Parkersburg Broadway Nazarene Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathern Conley of Parkersburg and Shirley Stewart of Clearwater, Fla.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Zanie Yost of Smithville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Chester L. Frederick; four brothers, Carl, Earl, J.C., and Charles Richards; and one sister, Amie Richards Ward.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 April 2003

NILAHMA ‘GRACE’ FREDERICK

Nilahma “Grace” Frederick, 72, of Bramblewood Village, near Grantsville, died Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003, at the home of her nephew.

She was the daughter of the late Homer and Elvira Wilson. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Richard Lynn Busch, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harley and Soney Wilson, and two sisters, Eula Mae and Ona Gay.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 June 2009

TEDDIE FREDERICK

Teddie C. "Mutt" Frederick, 72, of Smithville, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Martin F. "Saul" and Lottie Campbell Frederick.

He grew up at Fonzo, near Smithville, and is a 1956 graduate of Harrisville High School. He retired from Reynolds Trucking Co., Akron, as a driver with 24 years of service. He operated Country Cousins Gift Shop, Harrisville, for 10 years and was a member of Harrisville Lions Club and Smithville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Kathryn L. King "Kathy" Frederick, a member of Minnie Hamilton Health System board of directors; two daughters, Diane Eddy of Martinsburg and Jennifer Wolf of Massillon, Ohio; one sister, Doris Dodd of Fonzo; and three grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Smithville Baptist Church, with burial in Westfall Cemetery, Smithville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Jun 2002

VIRGIE FREDERICK

Virgie M. Frederick, 93, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Bertha Metz Richards. She was a waitress at Bower Restaurant, Grantsville, for several years and was a member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are three daughters, Edna M. Jarvis of Grantsville and Eva Jean Sams and Lillian Frederick, both of Big Springs; four sons, Dallas R. Frederick of Nobe, Denzil H. Frederick of Volga, George H. Frederick of Big Springs and Roger F. Frederick of Weston; one sister, Edith Fluharty of Harrisville; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Frederick; three brothers, Leonard Richards, Thomas Richards, Jr., and Robert "Bud" Richards; four sisters, Dollie Dye, Eula Postalwait, Fern Anderson and Zona Sims; and one grandson, Darren Frederick.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 May 2001 (Obituary from 7 June 1956)

FRENCH FREDRICK

French Fredrick, 66, died at his home at Big Springs, Friday, June 1.

He was born in Calhoun county, the son of the late Samuel and Victoria Clevenger Fredrick. He was a member of EUB Church, Fairview.

Surviving are his wife, Cora Richards Fredrick; four daughters, Mrs. Odell Wilson and Gladys Duskey, both of Big Springs, Goldie Knight of Cleveland and Elle Hardman of Grantsville; three brothers, Joe of Smithville, Howard of Weston and Jake of Cleveland; and tow sisters, Mollie Richards of Big Bend and Lizzie Slider, address unknown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 November 2006

ALMA MAE FREED

Alma Mae Freed, 68, of Norman Ridge, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Wilbert Nicholson and Ona Gay Kelley.

Surviving are two sons, Kevin Thompson and Ryan Copen, both of Norman Ridge; one daughter-in-law, Tammy Thompson of Norman Ridge; one granddaughter, Colleen Thompson of Norman Ridge; three sisters, Wyvonda Nicholson of Grantsville, Betty Wilson of Sycamore and Charlotte McDonald of Mt. Zion; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, James W. Freed; two brothers, Charles "Tootie" Nicholson and Bobby Lee Nicholson; and one niece, Tina Nicholson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jack Seabolt officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 September 2004

ARZIE WILLIAM FREED

Arzie William Freed, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late Lum and Dosha Collins Freed. He was a World War II veteran, entering the service July 8, 1942, at Fort Thomas, Ky., and serving in the New Guinea, South Philippines and Luzon campaigns. He was awarded Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, American Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. He was wounded Feb. 3, 1945, and Apr. 23, 1945, while serving in the Pacific Theater. He was discharged Nov. 20, 1945, with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was retired from Calhoun County Board of Education and was a member of Hoy Chapel Church, Freed.

Surviving are five children, Robert Freed and wife Judy of Belpre, Ohio, Larry Freed of Freed, Vivian Dye and husband Denzil and Donna Poling and husband Dick, all of Mt. Zion, and Elaine Miller and husband Bernard of Big Springs; 11 grand-children, Bill Freed, Angel Martin, Douglas Dye, David Dye, Cynthia Stophel, Daniel Miller, Jason Poling, Randy Poling, Jessica Freed, Tiffany Freed and Kristy Freed; two step-grandchildren, Joanna Evans and Stephanie Jacobs; four great-grandchildren, Allison Dye, Joel Stophel, Abram Poling and Cody Dye; four step-great-grandchildren, Tyler Parrish, Sarah Evans, Emily Evans and Noah Jacobs; one brother, Kermit Freed of Rome, Ohio; and one sister, Leora Parsons of DeBary, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reathea June Wilson Freed on Jan. 9, 1987; twin brothers, Delmas and Dallas Freed; and one sister, Lillian Goodan. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Ferguson-Whipkey Cemetery, Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with military rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 June 2005

DEARMAN ‘I.D.’ FREED

I. Dearman “I.D.” Freed, 83, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Guy and Dora B. Gainer Freed. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He co-owned and operated National Muffler with Joe Ambrose in Parkersburg. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Rothwell Freed of Parkersburg, whom he married Aug. 18, 1942; one son, Brooks D. Freed of Marietta, Ohio; one daughter, Sherry Lynn Phelps of Belpre, Ohio; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Phil Newhart and Pastor David Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 November 2000

ERSCHEL FREED

Erschel B. Freed, 86, of MaeFarland, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Pineview Continuous Care, Harrisville.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ina Freed Gribble. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having earned a silver star. He retired from Astorg Buick, Parkersburg, where he was a mechanic. He was a member of Brohard Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Enna Jean Lynch Freed; two daughters, Pat Boggess of Parkersburg and Teresa Moore of Harrisville; four grandchildren, Kelly and Matt Boggess and Chris Scott Moore; one great-granddaughter, Rylee Boggess; and one half- brother, Glen Gribble of Freed.

Services were held at Brohard Church of Christ with Evangelist Okey Lamp officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001 (Obituary from May 20, 1976)

FRANK FREED

James Franklin Freed, 92, of Big Bend, died Saturday, May 15, at his home.

He was born in Morgantown, the son of the late Will and Henrietta Pride Freed. He attended Norman Ridge United Methodist Church and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are seven daughters, Opal Parks of Harrisville, Leah Fox of Charleston, Dollie Guy of Big Bend, Ada Hosey and Evelyn Tingler, both of Grantsville, Irene Byrd of Clarksville, Tenn., and Vonetta Rees of Brook Park, Ill.; and four sons, Lennie, Wilbert and Eugene Freed, all of Parkersburg, and James Freed of Big Bend.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie.

Services were held at Norman Ridge U.M. Church with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Hazel Haddox officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 January 1987

Reathea June Freed, 58, of Brohard, Wirt County, died Friday, January 9, 1987, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Clark and Olive Freshour Wilson. She was employed by the Calhoun County Board of Education for 19 years and was a member of the Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Arzie W. Freed; two sons, Robert Freed of Belpre and Larry Freed of Grantsville; three daughters, Vivian Dye of Grantsville, Elaine Miller of Big Springs, and Donna Poling of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Ila Hildreth and Arnell Davis, both of Grantsville; two brothers, Opha Wilson of Grantsville and Earl Wilson of Aurora, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

Services were held Sunday at the Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Manley Collins officiating. Burial was in the Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2007

ROBERT E. FREED

Robert E. "Bob" Freed, 60, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arzie and June Wilson Freed. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from DuPont after over 30 years. He was a member of Porterfield Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Judy J. Freed; one daughter, Angela Martin of Coolville, Ohio; one son, William Freed of Lexington, Ohio; two step-daughters, Joanna Evans of Lubeck and Stephanie Jacobs of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; three sisters, Vivian E. Dye, Elaine Miller and Donna Poling, all of Grantsville; one brother, Larry Freed of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Mark Eaton officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 February 2003

RUTH FREED

Ruth A. Freed, 81, of Waverly, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at her residence.

She was born in Brohard, the daughter of the late William Henry and Emily Francis Westfall Veon. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Freed of Philippi and Ronald Freed of Waverly; one daughter, Barbara Perdue of Belleville; three sisters, Mae Maze of Brohard, Hazel Snider of Big Springs and Mary Winland of Parkersburg; one brother, Arnold Veon of Coolville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchil­dren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Tona Freed, Mar. 2, 1988; three brothers, James, Paul and Donald Veon; and one son, Tona Freed.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Robert Cornell officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2006

TRACY FREED

Tracy A. Freed, 88, of Cairo, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at Harrisville.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late Claude and Nellie B. Mathess Freed. He was retired from the former Union Carbide plant, Marietta, after 30 years of service as a furnace operator. He retired again after 16 years opening graves for families in the Cairo area. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge and EAME Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars.

Surviving are one son, Tracy D. Freed of Cairo; one daughter, Cleona P. Hoover of Harrisville; one brother, Ivan Freed of Morgantown; two sisters, Delphia Poole

of Minoola, Ill., and Dorothy Williamson of Elkins; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora P. Eddy Freed, in

1994; one son, Delmer Leon Freed; two brothers, Shirley and Tony Freed; and one grandson, Randy Freed.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Evangelist Cecil Dotson and Dr. David Heater officiating: Burial was in Masonic Memorial Park, Cairo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2005

WILBERT FREED

Wilbert S. “Web” Freed, 89, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at his residence. He was born at Freed, the son of the late James Franklin and Hattie D. Goodnight Freed. He was educated in Wood County schools and was a 1935 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He was a graduate of Mountain State Business College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Sears and Roebuck Co. in 1973. He was a life member of BPO Elks, American Legion and DAV.

Surviving are one son, Alan R. Freed; one daughter, Bonnie B. Caplinger; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren, all of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Elizabeth Swain Freed in 1966; his second wife, Blanche E. Beadle Moore Freed in 1994; two sisters, Lelia Fox and Opal Parks; and one brother, Len Freed.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Fu­neral Home, Parkersburg, with burial in Evergreen North Cemetery with military services by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 November 2001

FRANCES FREELAND

Frances M. Freeland, 69, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Everett A. and Maysel White Lowther. She had worked at Goodwill, Canton, Ohio, and was a homemaker. She was also a member of End Time Harvest Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Wanda Hutson, Joyce Ann Waybright, Margaret Blair and Darlene Hutson, all of Parkersburg; four sons, Everett Freeland of Cutler, Ohio, Larry Freeland of Lowell, Ohio, and Gregory Freeland and Roy Snyder, both of Parkersburg; 31 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Morris of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elza Freeland; infant twins, Larry and Gary Lee Freeland; two grandsons; one great-grandson; one sister; and one brother.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Frena Morehead officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2006

SUSAN LEE FREEMAN

Susan Lee Freeman, 55, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Sunday, June 4, 2006.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and retired from Virginia Beach Public Schools as a bus driver. Before moving to Virginia, she resided in Chloe and, as Susan Starr, was a reporter for the Calhoun Chronicle for several years.

Surviving are her husband, James L. Freeman; Two daughters, Michelle Maack and Wanda Bovender, both of Virginia Beach; two sons, Bryan Maack of Chloe and Shane Maack; and six grandchildren.

All services will be private at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 November 2004

MAXINE FRESHOUR

Maxine L. Freshour, 80, of Magnolia, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at her home.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Charles L. and Etta Sherry Harris. She was of Nazarene faith.

Surviving are three daughters, Thelma Wells of East Sparta, Ohio, and Debra Freshour and Lisa Swiger, both of Canton, Ohio, four sons, Stanley Freshour of East Sparta, Kevin Freshour of Clarksburg, Norman Freshour of Magnolia and Nelson Freshour of Canton; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 21 step-grand-children; several step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Eloise Freshour of Marietta, Ohio, and Mary Ann Perkins of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Freshour, in 1987; one son, Ricky Freshour; one grandson, Norman Freshour, Jr.; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home, Canton, with Pastor Clifford Hughes officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2005

CORA FRITZ

Cora A. Hicks Fritz, 98, of Juno Beach, Fla., formerly of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, in Florida.

She was born at Little White Oak, near Chloe, the daughter of the late Clay and Rushia Jarvis Hicks.

Surviving are one sister, Sylvia Risbin of Juno Beach, and, locally, two nieces, Eupha McKee of Mt. Zion and Jeneal Drake of Belpre.

Private family services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger McKee officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 July 2004

PLOMA DELL FRYMIER

Ploma Dell Grogg Frymier, 93, of Tanner, died Monday, June 21. 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Mary Jane Metz Grogg. She was a member of Mt. Liberty Church and the Pythian Sisters, Tanner, for many years.

Surviving are four sons, Bacil Frymier of Wellington, Ohio, Keith Frymier of Ohio and Jerry and Joe Frymier, both of Tanner; four daughters, Nyla Poole and Jean Reed, both of Glenville, Judith Washburn of Coolville, Ohio, and Karen Alloway of Belpre, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eustace “Sam” Frymier; one infant daughter, Doris Ann Frymier; and one grandson, Jeffrey Alloway.

Services were held at Mt. Liberty Church, Tanner, with Rev. Lorous Roberts and Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Mt. Liberty Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2001

FREDERICK DAVID FUNK, JR.

Frederick David Funk, Jr., 73, of Spencer, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Pittsburgh Veterans Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Frederick David Funk, Sr., and Ona Mae Sommerville Funk. He was a seven year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a technician, mechanic and oil field worker. He was a member of Gandee Chapel Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Twila Deane Hicks Funk; four daughters, Pam Blosser and Treva Schreckengost, both of Spencer, and Debbie Westfall and Goldie Mae Westfall, both of Gandeeville; four sons, Ricky Funk of Big Otter, Bryan Frederick Funk of Spencer, Timothy Allen Funk of Clendenin and Daniel Funk of Clay County; one brother, Howard Funk of Spencer; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six sisters and one grandchild.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Homer Hensley officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2000

JOHN ORVAL FURR

John Orval "J.O." Furr, 96, of Letter Gap, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Weston.

Surviving are four daughters, Willa Bourn of Kingsport, Tenn., Wilma Jamison of Glenville, Wilda Barton of Big Bend and Wanda Krauss of Bedford, Ohio; one son, Waldon "Dean" Furr of Letter Gap; and 10 grandchildren.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. O.D. Harmon officiating. Burial was in Turner Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 February 2005

NICHOLAS VANCE FURR

Nicholas Vance Furr, 57, of Lake Butler, Fla., died in November, 2004.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Willard and Vivian Furr.

Surviving are one son, Chris, and one grandson.

His remains were scattered in the Florida winds.

(Larry Heffner)


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