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"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

A.L. "JINKS" GAINER

2/4/1999

A. L. "Jinks" Gainer, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, in Kingman, Ariz.

He was born at Revere, the son of the late Ernest Lee and Mary Ann Ferguson Gainer. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1933 and was a member of the Alumni Association.

He retired from Philadelphia Gas Works with 30 years service and U.S. Navy Reserves with 36 years service. He was past member of Arizona Governor's Advisory Council, Western Arizona Council of Governments Advisory Council, Mohave County Council on Aging, Mohave County Advisory Council, Chat-N-Chow Nutrition Center Council, Mohave Roaming Sams, and Branch 260 Mohave County Fleet Reserve Association; charter and life member of Kingman V.F.W. Post 10386, amateur radio operator; member of National Search and Rescue and Mohave County Emergency Services as a teacher of radiological defense, and he taught programs to law enforcement officers and fire fighters.

Surviving are one son, Albert L. Gainer, Jr.; two daughters, Beverly Ann Tatum and Ava Lea Gainer; two grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lucille M. Gainer; one son, Robert Lee Gainer; and one sister, Susan Mae Gainer.

No funeral was planned. He was cremated and buried beside his wife.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DELBERT C. GAINER

10/9/1997

Delbert Cleo Gainer, 37, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born in Onslo, N.C., a son of Delbert L. and Bertha Gunn Gainer of Big Springs. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one son, Brandon Lee Gainer of Grantsville; two brothers, Timothy L. Gainer and Ronald Gainer, both of Barberton, Ohio; and one sister, Teresa Richards of Big Springs.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Donzel Wease officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EVERETT GAINER, JR.

7/1/1999

Everett Gainer, Jr., 82, of Joker, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Everett and Ella F. Garretson Gainer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and was a farmer and a Methodist.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Salmons of Weirton; one sister, Eleanor Barnes of Grantsville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie M. Gainer, in 1989; three brothers, Vernon, Artie and Lora Gainer; and two sisters, Scottie Dawson and Audrey Garretson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/21/1995

JENNINGS O. GAINER

Jennings O. "Buck" Gainer, 58, of Dover, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1995, at Lakeland Regional Hospital, Lakeland, Fla., after being injured at work.

He was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Calhoun County, a son of the late Cleo and Phelma Hathaway Gainer. He once played pro football in Massillon, Ohio, and was a former heavyweight boxing champion in Florida. He worked at IMC-AGRICO Corp. in Florida and attended Church of God, Plant City, Fla.

Surviving are a son, Keith Rodney "Rocky" Gainer of Margate, Fla.; a brother, Delbert "Bo" Gainer of Grantsville; and three sisters, Greta Marks, Wanza Marsh and Emma Wease, all of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Delma Whytsell.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LARRY GAINER

3/4/1999

Larry G. Gainer, 68, of Elizabeth Township, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Lenore Johnson Gainer Booher of Grantsville and the late Artie Gainer. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1948 and Glenville State College in 1952. He was a retired superintendent of the Coal & Coke Division of Clairton Plant, U.S. Steel Corp., member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, president of Clairton Works Credit Union, and member of Stephen Bayard Mason Lodge 526, AF&AM. He was a charter member and past president of Central Lions Club, past president of Eastern States Coke Oven & Blast Furnace Association, and served as an honor guard for Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Oleva Fowler Gainer; one son, Ronald G. Gainer of Jefferson Boro., Pa.; three daughters, Kathryn D'Ottavio of Robinson Township, Pa., Patrice DeMarco of Elizabeth Township and Ellen Gainer of Whitehall, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Judith Chalfant of Fredericks-burg, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, Pa., with Rev. Charles Fowler officiating. Burial was in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RHONDA G. GAINER

8/7/1997

Rhonda Gay Gainer, 45, of Horner, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Arkansas, a daughter of the late Earline Graham Mathenia. She was employed at Sharpe Hospital, Weston, for 20 years and was a Protestant.

Surviving are one son, Brian Gainer of Grantsville; three brothers, David Mathenia, Henry Mathenia and Jackie Mathenia, all of Texas; one sister, Betty Mack of Elmott, Tex.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston, with Rev. Jack Streets officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 February 2000

RUTH GAINER

Ruth Gainer, 77, of Hubbard, Tex., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Silver City, Tex., and had lived in Hubbard for the past nine years. She formerly resided in Calhoun County where she had served as magistrate. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are three sons, Willis L. (Monty) Gainer of Albuquerque, N.M., Randolph B. Gainer of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Daniel N. Gainer of Knoxville, Tenn.; five brothers, James Ellis, Bob Ellis and Ray Ellis, all of Arlington, Tex., Joe Ellis of Austin, Tex., and William Ellis of Panama City, Fla.; five sisters, Lorene Holliefield , Louise Hatley and Pauline Sirjord, all of Hubbard, Bertha Carroll of Palestine and Elizabeth Kitchen of Arlington; 13 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Gerald Gainer, in April 1991.

Services were held at Wade Funeral Home Chapel, Hubbard. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLIE HUBERT GAINER

9/30/1999

Willie Hubert "Hube" Gainer, 82, of Ravenswood, formerly of Grantsville, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Eva, Gilmer County, the son of the late Oakey and Dottie Cooper Gainer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served as a combat infantryman in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters and was wounded in action in Germany in 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Distinguished Unit Badge, and World War II Victory Ribbon. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. with 15 years of service and was a member of VFW Post #3488, Sandyville, American Legion Post 118, Ravenswood, Silverton Grange #506, and Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Elah Hartshorn Gainer; one brother, Hale Gainer of Newport News, Va.; and two sisters, Fern Stutler of Parkersburg and Eloise Byrd of Cox's Mills.

Services will be held Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lorous Roberts and Harry Siers officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled on Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JOHN J. GARRETT, JR.

8/27/1998

John J. Garrett, Jr., 72, of Elana, Roane County, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Roane General Hospital, after a long illness.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late John J. and Lula Sarver Garrett, Sr. He was a retired construction worker, a U.S. Army veteran of orld War II, and a member of American Legion Post 21, Spencer, and Zion Hill Baptist Church, Elana.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Hunt Garrett, and one sister, Glenna Lynch of Arnoldsburg. He was preceded in death by one brother, Willard Garrett, and two sisters, Ruth Offutt and Audi Parsons.

Services were held at Zion Hill Cemetery, with Rev. J. Herbert Smith officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/13/1994

BERTHA L. GARWOOD

Bertha Louise Garwood, 53, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Mt. Zion, a daughter of the late Bernard and Delta Kirby Sampson. She was a homemaker. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and Parkersburg Yacht Club. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband of 17 years, John Garwood; one daughter, Kathy Sims of Virginia; two brothers, Robert Sampson of Parkersburg and Roger Sampson of Sonoma; two sisters, Geraldine Little of Mt. Zion and Linda Husk of Williamsburg, Va.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Sampson.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Bill Eaton officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GILEAD GAULT

9/2/1999

Gilead W. Gault, 72, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, in Parkersburg.

Surviving are one son, Wilmer, Jr., of Parkersburg; two daughters, Linda Snider of Big Springs and Betty Weckbacher of Ohio; and one brother, Glenn Gault, Sr., of Parkersburg.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, with military rites by American Legion Post 15.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/1/1996

HARLOW C. GEORGE

Harlow Charles George, 56, of Spencer, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Annamoriah.

Surviving are his caregivers with whom he resided, Delmar and Janet Matheny of Spencer.

Services were held at graveside at Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Spencer, with Rev. Rick Perrine officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ARDENE GHERKE

6/11/1998

Ardene L. Gherke, 65, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, following a long illness.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of Cleburn and Flava Kerby Gherke of Grants-ville. He was a former employee of Pennzoil Corp. and former Grantsville City Council-man. He was owner and operator of Garland's Grocery Co., Grantsville, for 31 years.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Grantsville where he served as deacon and was a past superintendent and Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the Gideons, Grantsville Lions Club, and Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, of Grantsville. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Marjorie Gherke; one son, Ronald Gherke of Grantsville; six daughters, Patsy McCartney, Terry Blankenship, Deborah Richards, Carol Barr, Brenda Gherke and Janet Lewis, all of Grantsville; one brother, Eugene Gherke of Millsboro, Del.; five sisters, Pauline Vanhorn of Sissonville, Jurlene Thorn of Palestine, Radene Kuhl of Walker, Lorene Hathaway of Elkview and Arlene Smith of Williamstown; and 15 grandchildren.

Services were held at First Baptist Church of Grantsville with Rev. Robert Nicholas, Rev. Mike Worf and Deacon Shirley Fitz-water officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/29/1995

OLIN M. GHERKE

Olin M. Gherke, 78, of Pleasant Hill, died Wednesday, June 21, 1995, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Stumptown, a son of the late Claude and Leota White Gherke. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving as master sergeant in the Aerial Engineers for six years. He was owner-operator of Gherke's Dept. Store, Grantsville, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Lakie Ward Gherke; one son, Bill Gherke of Grantsville; one daughter, Carolyn Small of Washington; three brothers, Cleburn Gherke of Grantsville, Oless Gherke of Woodbridge, Va., and Ira Gherke of Bridgeport; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Pickles, and one brother, Arlan Gherke.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/26/1994

ADA O. GIBSON

Ada O. Gibson, 90, of Coshocton, Ohio, formerly of Joker, died Wednesday, May 18, 1994, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, Coshocton, after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Husk Kirby. She was a charter member of the Tecumseh Free Will Baptish Church, Tecumseh, Mich.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty Williams of Cleveland, Estella Buckus of Rootstown, Ohio, and Doris Asbury of West Lafayette, Ohio; four sons, Eugene Gibson of Xenia, Ohio, Okey Gibson of Kent, Ohio, Leon Gibson of Tecumseh, and Edward Gibson of Newcomerstown, Ohio; three sisters, Elah Gibson of Mt. Zion, Lucille Basnett of Big Bend and Helena Bennett of Elyria, Ohio; two brothers, Holly Kirby of Mt. Zion and Fred Kirby of Grantsville; 24 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Snowden Gibson; one daughter, Edra Rogers; three sons, Vernon Gibson, Arlin Gibson and Donald Gibson; and three brothers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/13/1995

SHARRON GILDON

Sharron K. Barnhart Blatt Gildow, 52, of Lower Salem, Ohio, died Sunday, July 9, 1995, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Circle Hill, a daughter of the late Henry and Verna Hardy Barnhart. She was a homemaker, a 1960 Chauncey-Dover High School graduate and a member of Church of Christ in Lower Paw Paw.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald Gildow; one son, David Blatt of Athens; one daughter, Deborah Blatt of Douglasville, Ga.; four stepdaughters, Kathi Gerber of Lower Salem, Kelli Kern of Fort Wayne, Ind., Kerri Gildow of Alexandria, Va., and Kristi Gildow of Marietta; three brothers, Robert Barnhart of Georgia, Victor Barnhart of Circle Hill and Peter Barnhart of Chauncey; one sister, Shirley Carpenter of Grantsville; and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbur Blatt.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at White-Blower Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Evangelist Roger Rush officiating, and burial in Nelsonville Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/29/1995

EULA M. GILL

Eula M. Gill, 92, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, June 21, 1995, at Holbrook Nursing Center, Buckhannon, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Jerome and Stella Huffman Frame. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Isabel Dawson of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Gill; and one brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LEONA GILL

4/1/1999

Leona V. Gill, 76, of Smithville, died Saturday, Mar. 27, 1999, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Leonard and Arzanna Freed Mathess. She was a member of Smith-ville United Methodist Church where she was active in the Women's Society. She retired from Ritchie County Board of Education as a school bus operator and was a member of Smithville Senior Citizens.

Surviving are one daughter, Annette J. Titus of Smithville; one son, James W. Gill of Smithville; two sisters, Theta Hammer of Parkersburg and Lenore Fields of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Estell Mathess of Parkersburg; and three grandchildren, Lee Lawrence and Jodi and Kayla Gill, all of Smithville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, James J. Gill; one sister, Helen McHenry; and an infant brother, Henry Mathess.

Services were held at Smithville U.M. Church, with Rev. Carlton Wilson and Pastor Bill Morrison officiating. Burial was in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/6/1994

JOHN R. GILLESPIE

John Robert Gillespie, 90, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital.

He was a retired Baptist minister, having served pastorates in Ronceverte, Mullins, Clendenin, Parkersburg, Lumberport and Chicago, Ill. He was a graduate of Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago. He was a member of Grantsville First Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Louise Umstead, with whom he resided in Grantsville; three granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lessie "Beth" Ranson Gillespie; and his second wife, Bertha Strother Gillespie.

Services were held at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Rev. James Pearson and Rev. David Fuller officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Park, South Charleston. Memorials preferred to Grantsville First Baptist Church.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DOLLIE GILLESPY

9/17/98

Dollie Jane Gillespy, 76, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Richardson, the daughter of the late George and Opal Sturm Duskey. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She served for many years as a crossing guard in Vienna.

Surviving are one daughter, Joan Whytsell of Parkersburg; one son, James George Gillespy of Vienna; one brother, George Duskey of Grantsville; five grandchildren; and five grd!t-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reitzel Knox "RIS" Gillespy, in 1989; one son, Jerry Dale Satterfield; and one brother, Jim Duskey.

Services will be held Thursday, 8 p.m., at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Robert P. May, Sr., officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.Memorials may be made to Parkersburg Humane Society.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/7/1995

CHARLEY W. GIVENS

Charley W. Givens, 89, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Ritchie County, a son of the late Eunice A. Givens. He was formerly employed by Steel Improve Forge Co., Cleveland, and retired from Sav-A-Tool, Grantsville. He was a member of Spruce Hollow Community Church, near Big Springs.

Surviving are his wife, Esta O. Richards Givens; three sons, Ralph E. Givens of Williamstown, Charles R. Givens of Walker and Roger L. Givens of Big Springs; three daughters, Joan Porter of Bluff City, Tenn., Margaret A. Fleming of Parkersburg and Donna Sams of Little Hocking; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ben Givens.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in King Knob Cemetery, Mahone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ARELENE D. GLASER

1/8/1998

Arelene Dawson Glaser, 78, of Columbus, Ga., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Calvin Charles and Rosa Bell McCray Dawson. She retired in 1987 from St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, where she had worked as an admitting clerk. She was a member of St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary and First Presbyterian Church of Columbus, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Ann Glaser, Rosa Lee Blakely and Mary Lou Glaser, all of Columbus, Ga.; two sons, Charles Robert Glaser of Wilson, N.C., and Byron Douglas Glaser of Columbus, Ga.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Glaser.

Services were held at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road Chapel, Columbus, Ga. Burial was in Parkhill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ALMA GODFREY

10/7/1999

Alma B. Godfrey, 91, of Arcadia Nursing Home, died Sunday, Oct. 3, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Stumptown, the daughter of the late Frances and Myrtle Hayhurst Vannoy. She was a member of Methodist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard J. Godfrey and Robert L. Godfrey, both of Belpre, Ohio; six grandchildren; nine great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley, in 1995; an infant daughter; an infant grandson; an infant great-granddaugh-ter; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Dr. Dennis Mohler officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/21/1994

ARLEN GODFREY

Arlen Godfrey, 76, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 16, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Faye and Effie Starkey Godfrey. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a farmer.

Surviving are three daughters, Hattie Nichols of Spencer and Bonnie Collins and Sandra Godfrey, both of Grantsville; three sons, Paul Godfrey of Parkersburg, Terry Godfrey of Spencer and Joe Godfrey of Grantsville; and three sisters, Ruth Keller of Big Bend, Virginia Parsons of Grantsville and Vera Conrad of Spencer.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating, and burial to be in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

ADDENDUM - 4/28/1994
Arlen Godfrey, 76, of Grantsville, Saturday, Apr. 16, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Faye and Effie Starkey Godfrey. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a farmer.

Surviving are three daughters, Hattie Nichols of Spencer and Bonnie Collins and Sandra Godfrey, both of Grantsville; four sons, Roger and Paul Godfrey of Parkersburg, Terry Godfrey of Spencer, Joe Godfrey of Grantsville; three sisters, Ruth Keller of Big Bend, Virginia Parsons of Grantsvile and Vera Conrad of Spencer; and three brothers, Robert Godfrey of Parkersburg and John Godfrey and Bill Godfrey, both of Grantsville.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/3/1994

BEULAH F. GODFREY

Beulah F. "Dot" Godfrey, 79, of Grassrun, Gilmer County, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 1994, at her son's Washington home after an extended illness.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Dessie Marie Kuhl Queen. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Lockhart of Washington; two sons, Haymond Godfrey of Washington and Donald Godfrey of Parkersburg; a sister, Genevieve Weaver of Belpre; two brothers, Parker Queen and Clifford Queen, both of Lockney; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wise "Jack" Godfrey; a sister, Violet McClead; and a brother, Kenneth Queen.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Lockney.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 August 1999

GERALDINE GODFREY

Geraldine Godfrey, 76, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Stumptown, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, in Akron city Hospital.

She was born in Gilmer county, the daughter of the late Omar and Monnie Williams Godfrey. She was a personal caregiver for many years.

She is survived by several cousins.

Graveside rites were held at Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, with Harry Siers officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/4/1996

HAZEL L. GODFREY

Hazel L. Godfrey, 32, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 1995, at her residence after a sudden illness.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Bill Godfrey of Grantsville; one daughter, Tiffany Godfrey of the home; one stepson, William Lee Godfrey of Parkersburg; six stepdaughters, Emajean Youngeberg of Wakeman, Ohio, Nina McCartney of East Liverpool, Ohio, Luella Moore of Marietta, Rosemarie Croft of Warsaw, Ohio, Sharon Smith and Frances Adwell, both of Grantsville; one brother, Homer Parsons of Grantsville; 16 stepgrandchildren; and 16 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/12/1995

LINDA M. GODFREY

Linda Marie Godfrey, 25, of Big Bend, formerly of Spencer, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995, at her residence.

She was born in Montgomery, a daughter of Mary Jane Corbitt Hosey of Spencer and the late David Curtis Brown.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Anthony Wayne Godfrey; two sons, Ronald Lee Brown of Spencer and David George Brown of Arnoldsburg; stepfather, Willie Hosey of Spencer; one sister, Kathy Marks of Arnoldsburg; four stepbrothers, Denzil Taylor, Dexter Taylor, Richard Taylor and Ronald Taylor, all of Spencer; and one stepsister, Martha Cottrell of Reedy.

She was preceded in death by one stepsister, Mary Elizabeth Taylor.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Darrell Alvis officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Cemetery, Bickmore.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/16/1995

LOUISE E. GODFREY

Louise E. Godfrey, 81, of Bramblewood Village, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Creed and Frances Lane Brooks. She was a well-known Grantsville merchant, having owned and operated Godfrey's Grocery for 17 years, and was a former cook at Pleasant Hill Elementary School.

Surviving are one son, William Godfrey of Parkersburg; six daughters, Ermogene Youngeberg of Wakeman, Ohio, Nina McCartney of East Liverpool, Ohio, Luella Moore of Marietta, Sharon Smith and Frances Adwell, both of Grantsville, and Rose Croft of Warsaw, Ohio; one sister, Luella Nutter of Reedsville, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, two brothers, two sisters, and two half-sisters. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

THELMA GOFF

3/13/1997

Thelma Jane Goff, 74, of Unity Plaza, Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 5, 1997, at Marietta Convalescent Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Adeline Cunningham Barnes. She was retired from Post House Restaurant, division of Greyhound Bus Co., Parkersburg, and operated other restaurants in the area. She was owner/ operator of Spanish Maine Restaurant-Truck Stop near Guysville, Ohio. She was president of Tenants Association of Unity Plaza for two years and was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Darrell H. 'Dike' Goff of Waverly and James Goff of Guysville; one daughter, Mary Sheppard of Parkersburg; two brothers, Fred O. Barnes of Grantsville and Shirley Barnes of Nitro; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Russell Goff, and four brothers.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Michael Lamb officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 11/14/1911

ELLA FERRELL GOLDEN

Hearing a noise in the chicken house and fearing some one was about to carry away some of the fowls, Mrs. Golden got up from her bed about four o'clock Saturday morning a week ago and went out to investigate the cause of the alarm. She was followed in a short time by her son who found her lying on the ground a short distance from the house unconscious and dying. She never moved or spoke again and in a few hours she was numbered with the dead.

Mrs. Golden was a daughter of the late Franklin Ferrell and was highly respected by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Golden, and several small children; also by a number of brothers. She was laid to rest on the Norman Ridge cemetery the following Sunday. We extend our sincere sympathy to the sorrowing relatives in their bereavement.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

LADISLAW LEWIS GONCI

Ladislaw Lewis Gonci, 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1995, in Klamath Falls, Ore.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was captured and held as a P.O.W. on two occasions during World War II by the German Army, but was liberated both times by American forces. He enjoyed flying, fishing, golfing, and horseback riding. He was a Baptist by faith and a member of the National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Wilson Gonci of Klamath Falls, originally of Calhoun County and a sister of Ernestine Harris and Emma Vaughn of Grantsville; a son, Ronald Gonci of Temecula, Calif.; daughters and son-in-law, Deborah Zack of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Scottie and John Stier of Malin, Ore.; a sister, Melvina Gonci of Cleveland, Ohio; granddaughters, Amie Marie Zack of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Angela Marie Gonci of Klamath Falls; great-granddaughter, Holly Ramstead of Klamath Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family cremation services were held at Eternal Hills Crematory, Klamath Falls.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

VIRGIE GOODNIGHT

11/5/1998

Virgie Goodnight, 81, of Charlestown, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late William and Sarah Hamrick. Surviving are one son, Woody of Ravenna; one daughter, Darlene Sams of Charlestown; two brothers, Charles Hamrick of Ravenna and Harold Hamrick of West Virginia; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow, in 1977.

Services were held at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/28/1995

BILLY LEE GOODRICH

Billy Lee Goodrich, 53, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late George W. and Birdie McCumbers Goodrich. He was a dozer operator.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Sue Wright Goodrich; two sons, Mike Goodrich and David Goodrich, both of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Carmel Goodrich of Millstone and Bruce Goodrich of Ravenswood; three sisters, Lenora Cottrill of Rosedale, Ermal Webb of Spencer and Violet Murphy of Reedy; and four grand-children.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Ellison officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DALE GOODRICH

10/29/98

Dale Goodrich, 54, of Orma died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, and was a head sawyer and timberman.

Surviving are three sons, Stacy and Tracy Goodrich, both of Kenna, and Jason Goodrich of Orma; two daughters, Kathy Summers of Orma and Lorna Clowser of Spencer; two brothers, Warder Goodrich and Dallas Goodrich, both of Normantown; two sisters, Jean Steele of Normantown and Bett Lamp of Barberton, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Meadows officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/16/19963

MARY SUE GOODRICH

Mary Sue Goodrich, 55, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, May 11, 1996, at Roane General Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Dessel Tanner Wright of Arnoldsburg and the late Cecil Cleo Wright. She was a former employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two sons, David Goodrich and Michael Goodrich, both of Mt. Zion; six sisters, Betty Harbaugh of Penmar, Pa., Louise Saunders of Barberton, Ohio, Virginia Holbert of Belpre, Hazel Nichols of Spencer, Marie Dotson of Lakeland, Fla., and Linda Staton of Millstone; four brothers, Cecil Wright of Lebanon, Va., Willard Wright of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Darrell Wright and Gerald Wright, both of Arnoldsburg; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Goodrich; one sister, Dottie Wright; and one brother, Stanley Wright.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Ellison officiating, and burial in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/18/1996

MICHAEL GOODRICH

Michael Wayne Goodrich, 33, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, July 13, 1996, near Grantsville.

He was born in Braxton Cowity, a son of the late William and Mary Sue Wright Goodrich. He was an employee of Hinkle & McCoy Corp., Elkhart, Ind.

Surviving are one son, Cody Goodrich of, Liverpool; two daughters, Mattia Goodrich and Tanna Goodrich, both of Liverpool- and one brother, David Goodrich of Mt. Zion.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Ellison officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PAUL GOODRICH

4/29/1999

Paul R. Goodrich, 59, of Sand Ridge, died Saturday, Apr. 24, 1999, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ottie and Bertie Parsons Goodrich. He was an equipment operator in the construction industry and was a timberman. He attended Rush Run Baptist Church near Stumptown.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Louise Greathouse Good-rich; three daughters, Tammy Yoak of Nobe, Lesa Dawn Goodrich of Grantsville and Brenda Cottrell of Millstone; two sons, Paul R. Goodrich II and Ricky Joe Goodrich, both of Sand Ridge; two sisters, Jean Steele of Normantown and Betty Lamp of Barberton, Ohio; one brother, Warder Goodrich of Normantown; 10 grand-children; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Bertie Goodrich; one brother, Dale Goodrich; and one sister, Etta Furr.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Collins Com-munity Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GEORGINE GRAHAM

5/20/1999

Georgine B. Graham, 59, of Spencer, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Roane General Hospital. Surviving are one son, Patrick Graham of Beckley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Graham, in 1992.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Wolverton Ceme-tery, Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ALLIGENE GREATHOUSE

10/9/1997

Alligene H. "Jean" Greathouse, 76, of Grantsville, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Charles and Lida Brown Harris. She was a 1940 Calhoun County High School graduate. She was employed at West Virginia Specialty Glass for 22 years and was retired from Mid-Ohio Regional Council, Parkers-burg. She served as a social worker for the Committee on Aging, Grantsville, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one sister, Edith Hardwick of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Greathouse, and two brothers, Lewis Harris and Ray Harris.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/20/1995

ANDY H. GREATHOUSE

Andy H. Greathouse, 57, of Chloe, died Thursday, April 13, 1995, at the junction of Rt. 4 and Rt. 16 in Ivydale, of injuries sustained in a single car accident.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late John and Myrtle Truman Greathouse. He was a former log truck driver in Ripley and was a former employee of Con Valve Co., Akron.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Francis Greathouse; two daughters, Kathy E. Cross of Dalton, Ohio, and Debra K. Melrath of Chloe; three sons, Coma Dean Greathouse, Kenneth Ray Greathouse and William Mark Greathouse, all of Chloe, one sister, Annie Cross of Alliance, Ohio; three brothers, Lloyd Greathouse of Chloe, George Truman of Orangeville, Ohio, and Okey Truman of Hermitage, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Anthony J. Greathouse.

Graveside services were held at Coen Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ANNA GREATHOUSE

7/9/1998

Anna Frances Greathouse, 61, of Chloe, died Sunday, July 5, 1998, in Roane General Hospital, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Vena Jarvis Tanner. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Cama Greathouse, Kenneth Greathouse and William Greathouse, all of Chloe; two daughters, Debra Melrath of Chloe and Kathy Gross of Ohio; seven brothers, Shirley (Buck) Tanner of Mt. Zion, Jack Tanner of Ripley, Dwight Tanner, Alton Tanner and William Tanner, all of Chloe, and Gerory (Carroll) Tanner and Jeffrey Tanner, both of Ohio; six sisters, Donnle Moore of Reedy, Zelma Long of Ivydale, Helen McCune of Chloe, and Patricia Sue Armstead, Martha Bell and Hope Holliday, all of Rittman, Ohio; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Graveside rites were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DESSIE GREATHOUSE

6/12/1997

Dessie M. Greathouse, 87, of Spencer, died Sunday, June 8, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John and Anna M. Miller McKown. She retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio.

Surviving are two sisters, Vada Brannon of Akron and Geraldean Hall of Ashland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odie William "Bill" Greathouse; one infant son; one brother; and seven sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John W. Bowen officiating, and burial in Slate Memorial Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/20/1995

EARL B. GREATHOUSE

Earl B. Greathouse, 79, died Tuesday, July 4, 1995, at Manor Care, Akron, Ohio, where he had resided for 14 months.

He was born in Spencer and had lived most of his life in Akron. He retired from Ace Rubber Products in 1978.

Surviving are five sons, Neal of Lakeland, Fla., and James, Wayne, George and Richard, all of Akron; two daughters, Marie Anderson of West Union and Diann Rado of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doil Greathouse and Verna Rowan, both of Akron; two brothers, William of Spencer and Harold of Akron; and a cousin, Chloe Alfred of Orma.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lila H. Greathouse, in 1994; and one brother, James.

Services were held at Billow Falls Chapel, Akron, with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/14/1995

FRANK B. GREATHOUSE

Frank B. Greathouse, 83, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1995, at Shephard's Convalescent Center, Ellenboro.

He was born in Weston, a son of the late Blaine and Martha Hitt Greathouse. He was a retired employee of West Virginia Glass Speciality Co. and a member of First Baptist Church of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Alligene Greathouse; two sisters, Estella Goodwin of Queens, N.Y., and Mildred Shaver of Tucson, Ariz.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/19/1996

LEWIS GREATHOUSE

Lewis Deo "Deacon" Greathouse, 68, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Mt. Zion, a son of the late James William and Lydia Shaffer Greathouse.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie Starcher Greathouse; five sons, Roger Starcher of Copperas Cove, Tex., Richard Starcher of Creston, Donald Starcher, Arnold Greathouse and Ronald Greathouse, all of Grantsville; three daughters, Linda Carpenter of Mt. Zion, Debbie Sampson and Judy Hall, both of Grantsville; two brothers, Simon Greathouse of Grantsville and Burl Greathouse of Alexander City, Ala.; one sister, Gwendolyn Smith of Jeannette, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Willard Greathouse, Okie Greathouse, Ernest Greathouse and Thurman Greathouse; and three sisters, Mildred Greathouse, Mary Greathouse and Mary Simmons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Phillip Hickman, Rev. Alfred Hickman and Rev. D.L. Kerby officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LLOYD GREATHOUSE

3/4/1999

Lloyd Calvin Greathouse, 56, of Chloe, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at his home following a long illness.

He was the son of the late Johnathon and Myrtle Green Greathouse. He was timbercutter and farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Wanedith Greathouse; three sons, Frances L. Greathouse of South Carolina, Billy Joe Greathouse of Seattle, Wash., and Terry Allen Greathouse of Chloe; four daugh-ters, Vickey Anderson of Orma, Elaine McCumbers and Joanna Morris, both of Chloe, and Jane Greathouse of Beechy Ridge; two brothers, Jack Truman of Orangeville, Ohio, and Okey Truman of Sharon, Pa.; one sister, Annie Cross of Alliance, Ohio; 14 grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Anthony and Andy Greathouse, and three grandsons. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Donald Dawson officiating, and burial in Metheny Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RALPH GREATHOUSE

6/18/1998

Ralph Greathouse, 91, of Cortland, Ohio, died Thursday, June 11, 1998, at Trumbull Memorial Forum Hospital, Warren, Ohio.

Surviving are one daughter, Mae Wanda Wayne of Arnoldsburg; two sons, Delford Greathouse of Orrville, Ohio, and Okie Greathouse of Cortland; one sister, Retha Lovett of Arizona; one half-brother; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


ROGER LEE GREATHOUSE, JR.

12/11/1997

Roger Lee Greathouse, Jr., 19, of Spencer died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, from injuries sustained in an auto accident near Pikeville, Ky.

He was born in Spencer, a son of Debra Longfellow Great-house of Clover and Roger Lee Greathouse, Sr., of North Carolina. he was a 1997 Roane County High School graduate and an employee of American Energy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and building construction.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Paul and June Knopp of Clover; paternal grand-parents, Roy and Madeline Greathouse of Coolville, Ohio; one sister, Marlena Dawn Greathouse of Clover; two half-sisters, Belinda King of North Carolina and Amanda Greathouse of Ripley; aunt, Cheryl Longfellow; uncles, Lee, David and Jerry Longfellow and Steve Greathouse; several other aunts, uncles and cousins; and girlfriend, Garalea Fulks of Nicut.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Kile Jarrett Longfellow, and paternal grandmother, Patricia Greathouse.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

SIMON F. GREATHOUSE

5/21/1998

Simon F. Greathouse, 79, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 15, 1998, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late William and Lydia Shaffer Greathouse. He attended Cremo Community Church.

Surviving is one brother, Burlin Greathouse of Alexandria City, Ala.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Oak, Willard, Ernest, Deacon and Thurman Greathouse, and four sisters, Mildred and Hettie Greathouse, Vivian Simmons and Gwendolyn Smith.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - April 27, 1997

"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MABLE GREEN

5/1/1997

Mable M. Green, 80, of Sand Ridge, died Friday, April 25, 1997, at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Charles and Alice Jarvis Sears. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Kenneth Pettit of Deerfield, Ohio, Larry Green of Leesville, Ohio, James Green of Evans and Cecil Green of Leroy; seven daughters, Mosell Justice of Louisville, Ohio, Genevieve Beckett of Homesville, Ohio, Mary Lou Smith of Greenbrier, Joetta Westfall of Ravenswood, Virginia Hively of Ivydale, Brenda Holcomb of Sand Ridge and Alice Green of Spencer; one brother, Ronzel Sears of Spencer; one sister, Madge Lupardas of Spencer; 38 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Green; two sons; and two daughters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Green Cemetery, Duck.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MILDRED 'CAROLE' GREEN

11/26/1998

Mildred "Carole" Hovey Green, 57, of Simpsonville, S.C., formerly of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, in Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C.

She was born in Calhoun County. She was owner and operator of Carole's Day Care Center and was a Methodist.

Surviving are one son, Joseph Edward Hovey of Simpsonville; two sisters, Doris Lanzo of Parma, Ohio, and JoAnn R. Dawson of Five Forks three brothers, Roger D. Richards, Robert E. Richards and Kenneth D. Richards, all of Simpsonville; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Norman Ridge Church, Big Bend. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

TERRY GREENLIEF

4/15/1999

Terry Lee Greenlief, 29, of Glenville, died Saturday, Apr. 10, 1999, at Gilmer County ambulance station.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Willie B. and Virginia Jenkins Greenlief. He was a farmer and Protestant.

Surviving are one sister, Diana Wallbrown, and four brothers, Roger, Donnie, Robert and Kenneth Greenlief.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville. Burial was in Rhodes Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/5/1995

TELITHA "PEG" GRIFFIN

Telitha "Peg" Griffin, 86, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Dec. 23, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Rocksdale, a daughter of the late William F. and Sallie Bowers Starcher. She was a lifelong homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are a sister, Minnie Zinn of Parkersburg; three brothers, Leon Starcher and Cecil Starcher, both of Akron, Ohio, and Clifford Starcher of Vienna; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lora H. Griffin; two brothers, Ray Starcher and Dennis Starcher; and two sisters, Delia Bailey and Pearl Bailey.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Bob Duskey officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KENNETH GRIMM

6/10/1999

Kenneth Grimm, 83, of Forestville, Con., died Tuesday, Apr. 20, 1999, at New Britain General Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Newton Lee and Winnie Ferguson Grimm, and resided in Forestville for more than 60 years. He was vice president of Walgren Tree Experts, West Hartford, before retiring in 1980 with 30 years of service. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, former president of Connecticut Tree Protection Association, appointed by former Gov. Ella Grasso as chairman of Connecticut Tree Protec-tion Examining Board, and member of West Hartford Rotary, Franklin Lodge 56, AF&AM, Bristol, and York Rite, 32nd Degree.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Cochrane of Southing-ton and Ilene Rindfleisch of Bristol; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Charles, Glen and Ersel Roberts of Nobe and Theda Grogg of Nobe.

Services were held at Asbury U.M. Church. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/23/1995

THOMAS BRADY GRIM

Thomas Brady Grim, 90, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 15, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Creston, a son of the late John William and Mary "Mamie" King Grim. He attended Wirt County Local Schools and was retired from Erie Art Metals of Erie, Pa., as a craftsman. He was an evangelist for the Churches of God and attended the Word of God Ministries Church.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Whitlach Grim; two sons, Harold Grim of Erie and Vance Grim of Parkersburg; one daughter, Carmen Queen of Parkersburg; one stepson, Robert Perry of Erie; four step-daughters, Roxie Jobes of Vincent, Ethel Monroe and Molly Powell, both of Parkersburg, and Sue Wickline of Union; several grandchildren; and one brother, Gladson Grim of Newark.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Perry Grim, in 1981; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Word of God Ministries Church, with Rev. Lynn Roush and Rev. Tim Henson officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ERNEST C. GRIMM

7/30/1998

Ernest C. "Ernie Grimm, 79, of Grand Bay, Ala., formerly of Creston, died Friday, July 24, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are two daughters, Jeanine Kelso and Beverly Johnson; one son, David C. Grimm; two step-sons; and two sisters, Irene Cain and Geraldine Cain.

Services were held at Hill Grove Baptist Church, Sanoma Road, Wirt County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CARL GRIZZARD

2/13/1997

Carl Quincy Grizzard, 71, of Indian Mound, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 11, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Stewart County, Tenn., son of Robert Grizzard and Elizabeth Parker Grizzard. He was a farmer, a veteran of World War II and Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Full Gospel Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sally Alfred Grizzard, daughter of Chloe Alfred of Orma; five sons, Robert Ray Grizzard of Westville, Fla., Carl Grizzard, Jr., of Indian Mound, Dale Grizzard and Johnny Grizzard, both of Tarboro, N.C., and Robert Earl Grizzard of Dover, Tenn.; six daughters, Carlene Torsak and Pam Dube, both of Murray, Ky., Dianne Herrington of Westville, Fla., Deloris Johnson of Pegram, Tenn., Debby Branam of Whitesboro, Tex., and Polly Grizzard of Austin, Tex.; a step-daughter, Sharla Toth of Indian Mound; 32 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Sykes Funeral Home, Dover, with Rev. Ricky Parker and Rev. Charles Stribling officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Indian Mound.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - April 29, 1999

DONAL GROGG

Donal D. Grogg, 74, of Glenville, died Wednesday, Apr. 21, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was bom in Gilmer County, the son of Amy Stainaker Grogg of Vienna and the late Leamon Grogg. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War 11 and was retired from Equitable Resources, Inc., where he served as chief engineer for Glenville Compression Station. He was a member of Kanawha Drive Church, Glenville Lions Club, and Knights of Pythias Lodge, Tanner.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sons, Toby Grogg of Glenville and Lonnie D. Grogg of Crestview, Fla.; one daughter, Karen Faye Chamblin of Belmont; seven brothers, Jackie and Kenny Grogg, both of Glenville, Billy and Danny Grogg, both of Nobe, Rondel Grogg of Oberlin, Ohio, Leon Grogg of Parkersburg and Anthony Grogg of Elizabeth; seven sisters, Freda Amos of Vienna, Katheryn Phillips, Delores Davis and Connie Cogar, all of Parkersburg, Peggy Wade of Tanner, Dottie Frazier of Linn and Lena Ferguson of Salem, Ohio; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; two step- grandchildren; and three step-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reva Grogg in 1997, and four brothers, Kevin, Marshall, Steve and 0. Freddie Grogg.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas and Rev. Chriss Homberger officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/24/1994

EDWARD M. GROGG

Edward M. Grogg, 62, of Belpre, died Monday, Nov. 14, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after extended illness.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Leamon H. and Amy Susie Grogg. He was retired from Consolidated Freightways after 24 years of service and was a U. S. Army veteran. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1118.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel Lorean Grogg; three sons, Louis Grogg of Lubeck, Marshall Wayne Grogg of London, Ohio, and Michael Grogg of Arnoldsburg; three daughters, Kimberly Hillman of Monroe, La.; Kathy Giffen of Belpre and Tina Davis of Williamstown; 11 grandchildren; seven sisters, Freda Ames of Vienna, Lena Ferguson of Elizabeth, Deloris Davis and Connie Cogar, both of Parkersburg, Cookie Hall of Palestine, Peggy Wade of Tanner and Dottie Frashure of Sand Fork; and 10 brothers, Donal, Jack, Steve and Kenny, all of Glenville, Rondel of Oberlin, Ohio, Leon of Parkersburg, Billie of Tanner, Fred of Belpre, Anthony of Elizabeth and Danny of Big Springs.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Sherry Lynn Grogg; one brother, Keven Grogg; and one grandson, Lawrence Edward Giffen.

Services were held at Calvary Community Church, Belpre, with Rev. Ken Fullerton officiating. the body was donated to West Virginia University.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

OSCAR 'FRED' GROGG

6/11/1998

Oscar Freddie "Fred" Grogg, 57, of Belpre, Ohio, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, at Nobe, following a sudden illness.

He was born in Revere, Gilmer County, a son of Amy Grogg of Vienna and the late Leamon Grogg. He was a U.S. Army veteran and owner of Fred Grogg Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Belpre, since 1974. He was a member of Calvary Community Church, Belpre.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Theda Roberts Grogg; one son, Oscar Grogg of Belpre; two daughters, Sheila Flick of London, Ohio, and Sherri Ogden of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; eight brothers, Donal, Jackie and Kenny Grogg, all of Glenville, Billy and Danny Grogg, both of Nobe, Rondel Grogg of Oberlin, Ohio, Leon Grogg of Parkersburg and Anthony Grogg of Elizabeth; seven sisters, Freda Amos of Vienna, Katheryn Phillips, Delores Davis and Connie Cogar, all of Parkersburg, Peggy Wade of Tanner, Dottie Frazier of Linn and Lena Ferguson of Salem, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Kevin, Marshall and Steve Grogg.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas and Rev. Kenneth Fullerton officiating, with burial in Nobe Cemetery, Nobe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/30/1995

PAUL R. GROGG

Paul R. Grogg, 60, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Mar. 21, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, after a brief illness.

He was born in Elmira, Braxton County, a son of the late Ora and Gertrude Lamb Grogg. He had retired from Teledyne Monarch Rubber Co., Hartville, Ohio, and was a member of Arnoldsburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Hirsch Grogg; two sons, Richard P. Grogg of the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Hood, Tex., and Brian Keith Grogg of Chloe; one daughter, Tina Marie DeWeese of Statesville, N.C.; five sisters, Jean Siers, Sue Mullins and Norma Rose, all of Chloe, Lottie Clouser of Akron, Ohio, and Loretta Gray of Belpre; three brothers, Frank Grogg of Chloe, Gary Grogg of Medina, Ohio, and Ted Grogg of Stowe, Ohio; two half-brothers, Bill Grogg and Mike Grogg, both of Buckhannon; and his stepmother, Vola Grogg of Buckhannon.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Lee Grogg.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Lamb Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

REVA I. GROGG

1/8/1998

Reva I. Grogg, 78, of Glenville, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Clyde and Mary Stidd Amos. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Grogg of Glenville; two sons, Toby Grogg of Glenville and Lonnie D. Grogg of Crestview, Fla.; one daughter, Karen Fay Chamblin of Belmont; five grand-children; one great-grandson; two stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

STEVEN P. GROGG

6/4/1998

Steven P. Grogg, 51, of Cox's Mills, died Saturday, May 30, 1998, as a result of a 4-wheeler accident.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of Amy S. Grogg of Parkersburg and the late Leamon Grogg. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was owner and operator of Grogg's Kwick Stop Store, Cox's Mills. He was a former member of West Lafayette, Ohio, Fire Dept.

Surviving are his wife, Dawn R. Grogg; one son, Steven P. Grogg, Jr., of Troy; one daughter, Stephanie P. Grogg of Ripley; two step-children, Carrey Coffman of Sutton and Gregory Coffman of Gassaway; nine brothers, Donal, Jackie and Kenny Grogg, all of Glenville, Billy and Danny Grogg, both of Nobe, Rondel Grogg of Oberlin, Ohio, Leon Grogg of Parkersburg, Oscar Grogg of Belpre, Ohio, and Anthony Grogg of Elizabeth; and seven sisters, Freda Amos of Vienna, Katheryn Phillips, Deloris Davis and Connie Cogar, all of Parkersburg, Peggy Wade of Tanner, Dottie Frazier of Linn and Lena Ferguson of Salem, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jody Lea Grogg; two brothers, Kevin and Marshall Grogg; and one step-son, Kevin Coffman.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery, Nobe, with military graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 December 1999

CARL GROVES, SR.

Carl Groves, Sr., 59, of Apple Creek, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Orma, the son of William and Lorraina Tucker Groves. He was a construction worker.

Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Darlene Smith; two sons, Carl Groves, Jr., of Elizabeth and Michael Groves of the home; three daughters, Cindy Bunner and Anita Kay Dyer, both of Munday, and Connie Groves of Virginia; three step-children, Stacy Neal of Orrville, Ohio, Brian Smith of Wooster, Ohio, and Melissa Smith of Canton, Ohio; one brother, Robert Groves of North Carolina; three half-brothers, Thomas Groves of Akron, Ohio, and Ward Groves and June Groves, both of Orma; and 13 grand-children.

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

Services were held at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, Ohio, with Rev. Clancy Cruise officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/3/1994

ESTHER GROVES

Esther Groves, 92, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Dempsey and Barbara Hunt Badgett. She was a homemaker and a member of Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Edith Tanner and Linda Grove, both of Arnoldsburg; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Groves; four brothers; and three sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LINDA K. GROVES

5/1/1997

Linda K. Groves, 42, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Akron, a daughter of the late Ernest and Irene Badgett Starcher. She was an employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer, and attended Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, James E. Groves of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Caren Kightlinger of Battleground and Edith Tanner of Amoldsburg; and two brothers, Larry Starcher of Ravenna, Ohio, and Dale Starcher of Statesville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Ryan Groves.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

THEODORE GROVES

4/2/1998

Theodore Groves, 92, of Orma, died Tuesday, Mar. 31, 1998, in Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Lee and Amanda Jane McCune Groves.

Surviving are seven daughters, Margie Nichols and Virginia McCumbers, both of Orma, Jean Marks, Fae Norman and Emma Lucas, all of Philo, Ohio, Mae Lambert of Baltimore, Md., and Thelma Hall of Mt. Zion; three sons, James Groves of Orma, Joe Groves of Orrville, Ohio, and Smith Groves of Parkersburg; 34 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rogers Groves, in 1963, and two sons.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DELBERT ALLIE GUNN

4/15/1999

Delbert Allie Gunn, 77, of Weston, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1999, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Carr Gunn and Rhoda Hamrick Gunn. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and attended Valley View Church of the Nazarene. He was retired from the chemical dept. of P.P.G. Industry after several years of service. He was a member of Barberton Civitan Club.

Surviving are his wife, Aileen Ramsey Hager; two daughters, Cathy Yanke of Norton, Ohio, and Karen Dietry of Barberton, Ohio; two sons, Jim Gunn of Akron, Ohio and Michael Gunn of Copley, Ohio; four grandchildren; six step-children, 13 step-grand-children; three great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Albert Fenton Gunn of Wadsworth, Ohio; two sisters, Macel Rutledge of Horn Lake, Miss., and Bertha Gainer of Big Springs; and several adopted children, foster children, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beulah Miller; two brothers; one sister; one step-sister, Thelma Peck of Clarksburg; and one step-grandson.

Services were held at Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, with Rev. Robert A. Heater officiating. Burial was in Broad Run Cemetery, Jane Lew.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FORREST GUNN

6/24/1999

Forrest Gunn, 72, of Charlotte, N.C., died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.

He was born in Mt. Zion, the son of the late Poe and Lottie Gunn of Grantsville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a merchant and businessman in Calhoun County until 1964. He was employed for 20 years by the Small Business Administration as a business and industry specialist.

Surviving at the time of his death were his wife, Joann; three daughters, Billie Gabriel and Susan Glass, both of Charlotte, and Charlotte Gunn of Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren; one sister, Eloise Divers of Grantsville; and one brother, Don Gunn of Mt. Zion.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Gunn.

Memorial services were held Monday at Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LOVIE GUNN

4/29/1999

Lovie Starcher Gunn, 86, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Apr. 20, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Claudie and Ola Bennett Godfrey. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Marie Meadows of Mt. Zion and Alma Withrow of Barboursville; one sister, Stella Harris of Wheeling; one granddaughter, Lois Baker, two great-grand-children, Casandra and Shannon Baker, and one great-great-grandson, Molike Baker, all of Florida; two step-daughters, Macel Rutledge of Mississippi and Bertha Gainer of Big Springs; and one step-son, Albert Gunn of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Starcher, and her second husband, Carr Gunn; six brothers and one sister.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DOROTHEA T. GUINN

6/26/1997

Dorothea Taylor Guinn, 83, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at her daughter's residence in Parkersburg.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late J.W. and Alma Dawkins Taylor. She and her husband owned and operated Parkerhouse Candies for many years. After the death of her husband, she worked at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital for 12 years until her retirement. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two daughters, JoAnne Leach of Lansing, N.C., and Jean Brown of Parkerburg; one son, Richard Guinn of Martinsburg; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Guinn, Jr.; one brother, Dr. James Taylor; and two sisters, Lena Berry and Georgia Smith.

Services were held at Leavitt Fuenral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert Fulton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/14/1996

LENORE GULLEY

Lenore Gulley, 90, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Charles and Willa Johnson Starcher. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Wilson Reading of Dunbar; two granddaughters, Paula Askren of Craig, Alaska, and Brenda Hamilton of Dayton; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Paul Gulley.

Services were held Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Grants-ville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

JENNINGS E. GUMM

Jennings E. "Mott" Gumm, 68, of Smithville, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Eva, a son of the late Forest Lake and Hester Dailey Gumm. He worked in Ritchie County oil fields and for Union Pipeline 798 for 31 years until retiring. He was a veteran of the armed services.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Jackie Burnside Gumm; his stepmother, Phebe Gumm of Smithville; one son, John Gumm of Cox's Mills; four daughters, Linda Bush, Susan Frymier, Judy Johnson, all of Smithville, and Cindy Nichols of St. Marys; two brothers, Denzil "Jack" Gumm of Grantsville and Burl Gumm of Parkersburg; three sisters, Helen Rapp of Summersville, Ruby Bailey of Columbus, Ohio, and Connie Badgett of Minnora; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Hardman Chapel, with Rev. Macks Lilly officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

FORREST GUNN

10/1/98

Forrest Gunn, 72, of Charlotte, N.C., died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at his home. He was born in Mt. Zion, the son of the late Poe and Lottie Gunn of Grantsville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served with the Pacific Fleet Camera Party as a photographer in World War II. He lived in Grantsville until 1964. He was employed for 20 years by the Small Business Administration as a business and industry specialist.

Surviving are his wife, Joann; three daughters, Billie Gabriel and Susan Glass, both of Charlotte, and Charlotte Gunn of Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren, Laura Lee Glass and Andrew Forrest Glass; one sister, Eloise Divers of Grantsville and one brother, Don Gunn of Mt. Zion. He was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Gunn of Grantsville.His wife reports that he was proud of his West Virginia heritage and that he was a Golden Horseshoe winner. He enjoyed the Chronicle and looked forward to it every week. As a young man, he worked folding the paper and spent time reading the old back issues. He had a natural curiosity about everything concerning Calhoun County and West Virginia history. Joann said, "He will be sadly missed by all of us who loved him. He was truly a unique and special man."

Memorial service was held at Holy Comforter Church, Charlotte. Burial will be in Grantsville at a later date.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/24/1994

JOSIAH GRANT "JOE" GUMP

Josiah Grant "Joe" Gump, 94, of Ashland, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1994, in Samaritan Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Losie, son of the late Charles E. Gump and Margaret (Ellison) Gump, formerly of Walnut.

He was a resident of Ashland since 1933. He retired from Faultless Rubber Co. in 1964. He was a member of Ashland Church of the Nazarene, and a charter member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Ashland.

He was preceded in death by his wife Eva (Lloyd) Gump, Feb. 6, 1993; three brothers; one sister; and one foster sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Guy (Jean) Hawkins of Ashland; a sister, Esther Lurch, Redding, Calif.; a foster sister, Shirlee Crislip, Rosedale; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four nephews; and one niece.

Services were held at Ashland Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Ivan Beatty officiating. Burial was in Ashland County Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - April 22, 1999

LOVIE STARCHER GUNN

Lovie Starcher Gunn, 86, of Mount Zion died April 20, 1999, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Marie Meadows of Mount Zion, Alma Withrow of Barboursville; sister, Stella Harris of Wheeling; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - April 29, 1999

LOVIE GUNN

Lovie Starcher Gunn, 86, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Apr. 20, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Claudie and Ola Bennett Godfrey. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Marie Meadows of Mt. Zion and Alma Withrow of Barboursville; one sister, Stella Harris of Wheeling; one granddaughter, Lois Baker, two great-grand-children, Casandra and Shannon Baker, and one great-great-grandson, Molike Baker, all of Florida; two step-daughters, Macel Rutledge of Mississippi and Bertha Gainer of Big Springs; and one step-son, Albert Gunn of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Starcher, and her second husband, Carr Gunn; six brothers and one sister.

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

(Larry Heffner)


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