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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2000

GEORGE GAINER

George L. Gainer, 78, of Adena, Ohio, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz, Ohio.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Oak and Esther Wigner Johnson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired in 1983 from WGH-PGH Steel Corp.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathie Ankrom of Bloomingdale, Ohio; three sons, Duanne Gainer of Wintersville, Ohio, George L. Gainer, Jr., of Freeport, Ohio, and Larry Gainer of Newark, Ohio; one brother, Frank Gainer of Grantsville; one sister, Louise Rusnak of Bloomingdale; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Bush Gainer; one brother, Harry Gainer; four sisters, Dutch Barker, Gladys Bowers, Clair Smith and Uthul Gainer; and one grandson.

Services were held at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Homes of Wintersville, with Rev. Roy Henry officiating, and military rites by Smithfield American Legion Post. Burial was in Bloomingdale Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2002

COLLEEN GAINER

Blondenna Colleen Gainer, 72, of Big Springs, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at her residence.

She was born in Leatherbark, the daughter of the late James O. Kirby and Lola Cox Kirby. She graduated from Harrisville High School in 1946 and worked for many years as a seamstress at Economy Industries, Quality Fabricators, and Rubber Fabricators. She was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Thirmen Gainer, two daughters, Karen Stanley of Fairmont and Beth Conaway of Newport, Ohio; four grandchildren; two brothers, Dennis W. Kirby and Glennis E. Kirby, both of Big Springs; and three sisters, Mestil Richards of Harrisville, Wanda Moore of Mogadore, Ohio, and Betty Wagoner of Big Bend.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Eagle.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Dallas Franklin Smith officiating, and burial in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

DELBERT LEE GAINER

Delbert Lee "Bo" Gainer, 73, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at his home.

He was the son of the late Cleo "Crede" and Phelma Hathaway Gainer. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha Gunn Gainer; two sons, Timothy L. Gainer, and Ron Gainer, both of Barberton, Ohio; one daughter, Teresa Richards of Big Springs; one sister, Emma Wease of Pine Creek; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. 3 step-grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Delbert Cleo "Crede" Gainer, three sisters, Delma Whytsell, Wanza Marsh and Greta Marks, and a brother Jennings "Buck" Gainer.

At his request Mr. Gainer was cremated. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 1 at St. Paul Church, Pine Creek, followed by a sunset graveside service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Paul Cemetery Fund - c/o Calhoun Banks, PO Box 430 Grantsville, WV 26147 or c/o Lola Clark, 6480 Pine Creek Road, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 December 2009

ERNESTINE GAINER

Ernestine E. Gainer, 73, of White Pine, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James and Delta Starcher Burrows.

Surviving are her husband, Garrett H. Gainer; two daughters, Jeannetta Bruso of Apopka, Fla., and Karen Fliger of Ravenna, Ohio; four sons, Michael Gainer and Randall Gainer, both of Grantsville, Jeffrey Gainer of Mogadore, Ohio, and Kenneth Gainer of Doylestown, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Coleman Gene Burrows and Howard Burrows, and one sister, Deana Ayers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 March 2008

GLEN GAINER

Glen A. Gainer, 85, of Hebron, formerly of Grantsville, died Saturday, Mar. 22, 2008, at the family residence.

He was born at Lockney, Gilmer County, the son of the late Dennis W. and Farie Fitzpatrick Gainer.

He was a 1941 graduate of Normantown High School and served as a member of U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co., primarily working in the Grantsville area. He had formerly attended Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Sylvia L. Parsons Tucker Gainer; three sons, Larry Gainer of St. Marys and Gary Gainer and Terry Gainer, both of Weston; two step-children, Robin Morgan of Hebron and Phillip Morgan II of Minot, N.D.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl J. "Tex" Gainer; one sister, Geraldine Elder; and one grandson.

A celebration of his life was held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2001 (Obituary from Jan. 25, 1945)

ROBERTA GAINER

Roberta Gainer, 69, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday afternoon at 12:30 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, following an operation.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Enoch and Caroline Leach, and spent all her life here. She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church, near Mt. Zion.

Surviving are her husband, A.L. Gainer; two daughters, Mrs. Vinnie Roberts of Parkersburg and Mrs. Eula Stevens of Mt. Zion; one son, Lee Gainer of Parkersburg; six sisters, Nettie Leach and Annie Roberts, both of this county, Merle Gibson of Parkersburg, Marietta Stalnaker of Arnoldsburg, Maggie Mace of Tippecanoe, Ohio, and Ocie Nester of Rayland, Ohio; two brothers, Harley Leach of Barberton, Ohio, and Madison Leach of Millstone; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial was in St. Paul's Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 February 2003

VANCE GAINER

Vance G. Gainer, 85, of Walker, died Friday; Jan. 31, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late A. D. and Sadie Knight Gainer. He was a graduate of Wirt County High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Pacific Intermountain Express in 1976 as a truck driver and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 24. He was a member of VFW Post 1212 and National Rifle Association.

Surviving are three sons, Captain Vance Glen Gainer, Jr., USN, stationed in Japan, Glenadine Scheifer of Gassaway and David Alvin Gainer of Burnt House; two daughters, Deborah Kae Jones of Freeport and Dienna Lynn Jeffries of Gassaway; eight grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; one step-great-grandson; three sisters, Thelma Smith and Jean Fowler, both of Parkersburg, and Pauline Newell of California; and one brother, Alvin Gainer of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Randy Dornon officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 June 2006

VISTA BURROUGHS GAINER

Vista Burroughs Gainer, 87, of Grantsville, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Fred and Minty Stump Burroughs. She was a former employee of Rubber Crafters, Inc., and was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, near Stumptown.

Surviving are her husband, Frank; two sons, Jack Gainer of Harrisville and James Gainer of Williamstown; one sister, Mildred Bates of Arizona; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thurl Burrows and Elton Burroughs.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial will be in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2003

WILLIS L. GAINER

Willis L. "Tom" Gainer, 63, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Mary Gainer. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Class of 1958, and Glenville State College. He was a former teacher Calhoun County commissioner and a baseball official. He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Human Services and from U.S. Army Reserve Corps, 304 Military Police Co. He was a member of the Rush Run Baptist Church and the Calhoun County Library Board. He was a trustee for the Sand Ridge Cemetery, was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, Bear Fork Hunting Club, and the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his wife, Emily Stump Gainer; one daughter, Mary Grace of Indiana, Pa.; one grandson, Noah Thomas; and one sister, Jackie Robinson of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Simmons Gainer, and three sisters, Glenna Burroughs, Ruby Brown and Hileman.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers and Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2000

VERLAINE GARING

Verlaine Stump Garing, 78, of San Diego, Calif., died Monday, Apr. 24, 2000.

She was the daughter of Dorfetta Stump Hathaway.

Surviving are two sons, James H. and William R.; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Services were held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego. Scattering of ashes at sea was scheduled Wednesday, along with those of her husband of 56 years, William H. Garing, Lt. USN Ret., who died Oct. 9, 1999.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2001

ROBERT GARRETSON (Obituary from 1947)

Robert L. Garretson, 75, of Cremo, died Sunday, Apr. 6, 1947, at his home.

He was born Mar. 27, 1875, in Mercer County, the son of the late John and Ardelia Blankenship Garretson. He was a prosperous farmer of Calhoun County and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mable Dawson Garretson, whom he married in 1907; three sons, John Garretson of Parkersburg, Gordon H. Garretson of Purseglove and Denver Garretson of Annamoriah; four daughters, Gladys Johnson of El Paso, Tex., Mildred Metz of Jacksonville, Fla., Virginia Cooper of Parkersburg and Edith McCormick of Spencer.

Services were held at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. W.D. Dodson officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery, Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 May 2009

EVELYN GARRETT

Evelyn G. Garrett, 92, of Elana, Roane County, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at her home.

She was born at Elana, the daughter of the late J. Henry and Ninia McClain Hunt.

She was a homemaker and formerly attended Mud Fork Church, Stinson.

Surviving are several cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Garrett; one sister, Erma Boggs; and one niece, Dorma Boggs.

Graveside services were held at Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana, with Rev. John B. Smith officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 November 2006

GILEAD WILMER GAULT, JR.

Gilead Wilmer Gault, Jr., 52, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at his residence.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late Gilead Wilmer and Iona Virginia Wilson Gault. He was retired from Cloverdale Meat Packing with more than 25 years of service.

Surviving is his wife, Freda Lipps Gault; two children, Darren Gault and Crystal Sims, both of Parkersburg; step-children, Mary Morris of Parkersburg, William Lipps of Veto, Tina Layner of Kentucky, William C. Lipps of Parkersburg, Wendy Flemming of Mineral Wells and James Simmons of Arkansas; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Linda Snider of Grantsville and Betty Cooper of Parkersburg; four nephews; and two nieces.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Loyd Winans officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 February 2005

FAE GEISMAR

N. Fae Geismar, 69, of Nebo, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Frank and Tava Harris Wilson.

Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Rogers and husband Gale of Nebo; granddaughter, Shelly Rogers, and great-grandson, Waylon Carter, of Chloe; four sisters, Clara Roberts of Hartville, Ohio, Janice Wilson of Canton, Ohio, Judy Uplinger of Grantsville and Marlene Shelton of Bloomingrose; and three brothers, Ronzel Wilson of Clover Ridge, near Spencer, Deo Wilson of Stuart, Fla., and Frank Wilson, Jr., of Pennsboro.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, near Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 November 2009

EILEEN FOGLE GEORGE

Eileen Fogle George, 81, of Vienna, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Russett, the daughter of the late Linn and Nellie D. Cosner Fogle.

She was a self-taught jewelry and metalsmith.

Surviving are two daughters, Tamara Sue George of Marietta, Ga., and Monica Hess of Vienna; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Doris Nicholas of Dunbar and Macel OâBrien of Midland, Tex.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny N. George. Private family graveside service was held at Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 March 2003

MEGAN GESQUIERE

Megan Hill Gesquiere, 24, of Green, Ohio, died Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the daughter of Pete Starcher of Mesa, Ariz., and Judith and William Guertal of Akron, Ohio. She was a 1996 graduate of Central Hower and had attenaed University of Akron. She had been employed by Tops Market and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband of five years, Robert; one daughter, Madeline Elizabeth; two brothers, Zachary Hill of\Akron and c.R. Starcher of Mesa; and other relatives, including an aunt, Margie Nester of Mt. Zion.

Funeral Mass of the Resurrection was held at St. Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John Valley officiating. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 April 2006

CLEBURN GHERKE

Cleburn L. Gherke, 96, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Apr. 23, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Rush Run, the son of the late Claude and Leota Gherke. He retired from Cabot and was a member and deacon of Lower Steer Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 76 years, Flara Kerby Gherke; six children, C. Eugene Gherke and wife Joan of Millsboro, Del., Pauline VanHorn of Sissonville, Jurlene Thorn and husband Bill of Spencer, Radene Kuhl and husband Bill of Walker, Lorene Hathaway and husband David of Elkview and Arlene Kay Smith and husband Russell of Williamstown; one daughter-in-law, Marge Gherke of Grantsville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Oless Gherke of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ardene Gherke of Grantsville; one son-in-law, Ardith VanHorn of Sissonville; two sisters, Cathern Pearl Gherke and Thelma Pickles; and four brothers, Arlan, Olin, Oran and Ira Gherke.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Mark Minney and Rev. Curtis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown, with Rev. David Vanhorn officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home. Donations may be made in his memory to Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, 186 Hospital Drive, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 May 2008

FLARA GHERKE

Flara B. Gherke, 97, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 24, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Rush Run, the daughter of John and Biddie Kerby.

She was a homemaker and a member of Lower Steer Run Baptist Church, Normantown.

Surviving are her children, C. Eugene Gherke of Millsboro, Dela., Marge Gherke of Grantsville, Pauline Vanhorn of Sissonville, Jurlene Thorn of Spencer, Radene Kuhl of Walker, Lorene Hathaway of Elkview and Arlene Kay Smith of Williamstown; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bertha Webster of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 76 years, Cleburn L. Gherke; one son, Ardene Gherke; two sisters, Almedia Stump and Goldie Ball; and four brothers, Allie, Simon, Hagan and Bob.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Mark Minney and Rev. Curtis Smith officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, with Rev. David Vanhorn officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

IRA GHERKE

Ira E. (Art) Gherke, 77, of Bridgeport, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was the son of the late Claude and Leota White Gherke. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired after 40 years of service with Harrison County Board of Education where he worked as a school bus operator. He received the Million Mile Award, which recognizes a professional driver for logging a million miles without an accident. In 1982, he was inducted into National School Bus Drivers Hall of Fame. He worked as an auxiliary policeman for Bridgeport Police Dept. and retired as a volunteer from Bridgeport Fire Dept. He was a member of Boothsville Baptist Church where he served as deacon, trustee and member of the choir.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Dorris W. Gherke; two brothers, Cleburn Gherke and wife Flara of Grantsville and Oless Gherke and wife Marian of Woodbridge, Va.; one sister-in-law, Lakie Gherke of Grantsville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arlin and Olin Gherke, and one sister, Thelma Pickles.

Services were held at Ford Funeral Home, Bridgeport, with Rev. Orville Wright officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 July 2004

ROGER HOYT GHERKE

Roger Hoyt Gherke, 65, of Arizona, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Thunderbird Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Waylan Hoyt and Mary L. Can Gherke. He was a member of Williamstown United Methodist Church and a veteran of the American Army.

Surviving are two stepsons, Brad and Mike Fisher, both of Glendale, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy O’Neal Gherke, and two brothers, Larry C. and Eugene C. “Joe” Gherke.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Leo Farley officiating. Military graveside rites were performed by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2005

JAMES LEO GIAR

James Leo Giar, 66, of Orma, formerly of Elyria, Ohio, died Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Charlotte, Mich., the son of the late Leo S. and Geneva Louise Paton Giar. He graduated from Spencer High School, Spencer, Ohio, Class of 1956. He worked at the Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, for 37˝ years, retiring in 1994. He had also worked for the Chicago Tribune and the Madison Times as a press room superintendent.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Graham Giar; nine children, Carla and Ron Graham, James H. and Missy Giar, Charlotte Giar and Joyce Corns, all of Elyria, Dana M. Giar and Jaymes Giar of Orma, Anita Jett of Amherst, Ohio, and Regina Bailey of Saltville, Va.; five grandchildren, Rachelle Corns, John Shank, Jr., Chelsie Giar, Zoe Giar and Indy Ann Settle; one brother, Linden Giar of Red Wing, Minn.; and one sister, Pat Stokes of New London, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Yeaples and Sharon Yeager; two brothers, Hubert and Bill Mitchell; and one infant son, Michael Warren Giar.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2008

DIANE GIBSON

Diane Gibson of Elizabeth, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late George and Virginia Anderson O'Dell. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Bobby Gibson of Queenstown, Md., and Hank Edward Gibson of Calhoun County; four daughters, Virginia Gibson and Barbara Gibson, both of Elizabeth, Loretta Slusher of Mineral Wells and Diane Marie Lowd of Red Lion, Pa.; two brothers, Averal Allen O'Dell of Leroy and George O'Dell of Parkersburg; one sister, Barb Sponaugle of Palestine; 16 grand-children; two great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lee Gibson, Sr., and one son, Hank Allen Gibson.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Ray Whiteman officiating. Honoring her wish, cremation will follow the service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

GEORGE GIBSON (Obituary from 1959)

George Gibson, 82, of Cremo, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1959, in a Cambridge, Ohio, hospital.

He was born at Altizer, the son of the late George and Elizabeth Starcher Gibson. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three daughters, Lizzie Kirby of Mt. Zion and Bessie Starcher and Lona Philcoat, both of Newcomerstown, Ohio; three sons, H.C. Gibson of Akron, Snowden Gibson of Newcomerstown and Clifford Gibson of Annamoriah; two sisters, Jenny Stockwell of Richwood and Elizabeth Starkey of Newcomerstown; and one brother, Amos Gibson of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hannah Gibson, in 1950.

Services were conducted at Hur Methodist Church with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 June 2001

GEORGE CLIFFORD GIBSON

George Clifford Gibson, 94, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Altizer, the son of the late George and Hannah Kirby Gibson. He was a retired machinist and a member of the former Odd Fellows Lodge, Cremo.

Surviving are his wife, Elah K. Gibson; four sons, Harold Gibson of Bristolville, Ohio, Duane Gibson of Warren, Ohio, and Gerald Gibson and Larry Gibson, both of Ravenna, Ohio; one daughter, Bonnie Facemire of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Nebin.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

HANNAH KIRBY GIBSON (Obituary from 1950)

Hannah Kirby Gibson, 75, died at her home on Jan. 13, 1950

She was the daughter of the late William and Mary Kirby of Hur.

Surviving are her husband, George Gibson; one sister, Lottie Starcher of Hur; three sons, Harley of Stone Creek, Ohio, and Snowden and Clifford, both of Joker; four daughters, Della Starcher of Uneeda, Lona Smith of Newcomerstown, Ohio, Bessie Starcher of Akron, Ohio, and Lizzie Kirby of Hur; 55 grandchildren; and 23 great- grandchildren.

A prayer was held at the home by Rev. Glendon McKee. Services were held at Hur Church by Rev. McKee. His text was Psalm 94:19. The service was opened with the song, "Precious Memories," and closed by reading poetry.

Pallbearers and flower girls were her grandsons and granddaughters. Pallbearers were Bruce Starcher, Boyd Starcher, Berthel Starcher, Glen Smith, Okey Gibson and Roy Starcher. Flower girls were Betty Williams, Fleetice Starcher, Hazel Knox, Earless Willhite, Edna Gibson, Pauline Kirby and Marie Kirby.

Calling to pay their last respects were Frank Thompson, Lurline Murrey, Eugene Kingsbury, Edna Kingsbury, Mr. and Mr. Fred Bennett, Reva Shaffer, Vere Price, W.B. Riggs, Bryan Ward, Oral Gibson, Ada Gibson, Eloise Hoffman, Edward Starcher, Etta Stump, Vernie Kreaps, W.E. Nichols, John Sampson, Sue Ayers, Oral J. Kight, George Kirby, Lucy Bollinger, Raymond Bollinger, Elodean Crawford, Phyllis Crawford, K.B. Morris, R.C. Stemple, Jim Duskey, Minnie Cooper, Ralph Cooper, Delmas Cooper, Jake Kirby, Orde Starcher, Arnold Dobbins, Lydia Dobbins, Betty Joe Dobbins, Eleanor June Dobbins, Wilma Dobbins.

Shirley Starcher, Claude Board, Jr., Delma Miller, Lennie Miller, Sarah Miller, Mrs. Harvey S. Atkinson, Valley Stutler, Irene Husk, Geneva Husk, Pearl Kelly, Della Bennett, W.B. Gibson, Mrs. A. Gibson, Sara Rhodes, J.E. Kirby, Eddie Cooper, Rev. B.D. Graham, Dollie Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Rogers, Conda Smith, Daniel Duskey, Glen Smith, Roy Starcher, Elah Gibson, Bessie Starcher, Earless Willhite, Hazel Knox, Buck Starcher, Lula Hughes, Orval Hughes, Kathryn Hughes, Kenneth Hughes, Elias Husk, Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Kight, Doris Starcher, Patty Reynolds, Clara Wilson, Lizzie Reynolds, Bruce Starcher.

Grace Nichols, Buford Nichols, Bub Slider, Lula Slider, Betty Joan Duskey, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Starcher, Donald Miller, Johnnie Miller, R.A. Board, Betty Walker, Bonnie Board, Walter Board, Bruce Board, Lora V. Edgel, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Edgel, A.J. Stemple, W.L. Husk, George Duskey, Fred O. Sturm, Geraldine Sturm, Jerry Sturm, Eula Mae Conley, Geneva Sturm, Bertha Starcher, Earldine Starcher, Dexter Starcher, Lovie Starcher, Margie Starcher, Nellie Hughes, Deloris Hughes, Lewis Hughes, Willis Hughes, Lowell and Stafford Rogers, Bethel Starcher, Jennings Edgel, Willie Little and Jacqueline King.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 April 2009

LYLE GIBSON, SR.

Lyle J. Gibson, Sr., 85, of Elizabeth, died Monday, Mar. 30, 2009, at Ravenswood Care Center.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Mamie Fought and Earnest E. Gibson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from E.I. DuPont as a mechanic and was a member of Local Union 168, Marietta, Burning Springs Lodge 132, AF&AM, VFW Post, Parkersburg, and American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Delorce Gibson; one son, Lyle "Joe" Gibson, Jr., of Elizabeth; one nephew and one niece.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lloyd, Jewell, Doral and Ernest Gibson, Jr.; one sister, Edith Prince; and one nephew, Herman Gibson Prince.

Visitation is Thursday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m., at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Masonic service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at a later date in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth. Memorial donations may be sent to Burning Springs Lodge 132.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 July 2010

OKEY GIBSON

Okey M. Gibson, 80, of Kent, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Hennis Care Center, Dover, Ohio. He was born at Joker, the son of Lora and Ada Kerby Gibson.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in Korea, where he received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and United Nations Service Medal. He was a carpenter with Reeves Lumber Co., Akron, for over 50 years.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Gibson of Dover, Ohio, and Thomas P. Gibson of Akron, Ohio; two daughters, Deborah S. Sanford of Brimfield, Ohio, and Donna L. Petrow of North Royalton, Ohio; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leon Gibson of Raeford, N.C., and Ed Gibson of Newcomerstown, Ohio; and three sisters, Betty Williams of Cleveland, Ohio, Estelle Buckus of Rootstown, Ohio, and Doris Asbury of West Lafayette, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Salona Louthen Gibson; four brothers, Eugene Gibson, Vernon Gibson, Todd Gibson and Don Gibson; and one sister, Edra Rogers.

Services were held at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home, Kent, with Pastor Dan Alexoff officiating. Burial was in Standing Rock Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 April 2009

ORLANDO GIBSON

Orlando Gibson, 84, of Clinton, Ohio, died Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Amos and Virginia Gibson.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked at B&W for 36 years. He was a member of Clinton Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Arlena; one son, Kenneth Gibson; two daughters, Dianne Spicer and Candy Zawada; one sister, Eloise Hoffman; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Terry; one brother, W.B. Gibson; and three sisters, Ela Stutler, Edith Gray Plant and Ada Nutter.

Services were held at Bacher Funeral Home, Norton, Ohio. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2006

ROBERT L. 'Bob' GIBSON

Robert L. "Bob" Gibson, 74, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2006, in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

He was born at Floe, the son of the late Roma and Reva Knotts Gibson. He was the retired owner and operator of Town & Country General Store and Town & Country Auto Parts, both of Spencer. He was a retired truck driver and former member of the Teamster's union. He was a member of Moriah Lodge No. 38, AF&AM, Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Bernadette Gibson; one son, James "Jay" Gibson of Waltham, Mass.; five daughters, Barbara Thompson and husband Emmett of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Patty Moore and husband Mick of Chloe, Becky Starner and Pete Bowling of Manassas, Va., Karen Frame and husband Kevin of Uniontown, Ohio, and Jean Gorman and husband Gary of Austin, Tex.; two sisters, JoAnn Cadwell of Duck and Janet Tanner of Nebo; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mabel Jean Gibson, and an infant brother, Eugene Gibson.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church, Nebo, with Brother Scott Tanner officiating. Burial was in Gibson Family Cemetery, Floe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 March 2009

JAMES GILL

James W. "Jim" Gill, 49, of Smithville, died Saturday, Mar. 21, 2009, at his residence.

He was born at New Martinsville, the son of the late James J. "Junior" and Leona Mathess Gill.

He was a 1977 graduate of Harrisville High School and was most recently employed as a well tender by Dorward Energy Corp. He was a former fire chief of Smithville Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a member of Upper Steer Run Baptist Church and attended Horn Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Nelda Alltop Gill; two daughters, Jodi Rowe and Kayla Gill of Smithville; four brothers, Albert of Sistersville, David and Raymond of Atlanta, Ga., and James of Saberton; six sisters, Sharon of Harrisville, June of Friendly, Cindy of Grafton, Barbara of Fairmont, Dottie of Pennsylvania and Annette of Smithville; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Joe Sealey and Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Gill Family Cemetery, Prunty Road, near Smithville.

(Larry Heffner)


Parkersburg News & Sentinel, June 24, 2008

Elinor Perkins Gilmore, 72, of Parkersburg, died June 21, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Oct. 5, 1935, at Nicut, W.Va., the daughter of the late Clarence and Zella Newell Perkins.

Elinor was retired from the U. S. Post Office as a mail handler in Parkersburg and was a member of the American Postal Workers Union. She was a member of Spruce Grove United Methodist Church on Third Run, Ritchie County.

She is survived by two daughters, Sherry Lynn Coats of Parkersburg and Gail Kim Mason of Springfield, Ohio; sister, Jacqueline Cowan of Massillon, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Clair and Bernard Perkins; and sister, Maxine Perkins.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with the Rev. Ernie Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 April 2003

ESTA GIVENS

Esta O. Givens, 90, of Big Springs, died Friday, Apr. 4, 2003, at her home on Yellow Creek.

She was born on Yellow Creek, the daughter of the late Ruben and Margaret Conley Richards. She was a member of Spruce Hollow Community Church.

Surviving are three sons, Ralph Givens of Williamstown, Charles Givens of Walker and Roger Givens of Big Springs; three daughters, Joan Porter of Bluff City, Tenn., Margaret Ann Fleming of Parkersburg and Donna Sams of Little Hocking, Ohio; one sister, Peggy Layfield of Cairo; nine grandchildren; and II great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley W. Givens.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2007

REV. JOHN GLESSNER

Rev. John F. Glessner of Buckhannon, 65, died Saturday, Mar. 31, 2007.

He was born in Somerset, Pa., the son of the late Harold and Estella Glessner. After many years in farming and sales, he graduated from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, and enjoyed 18 years of service in the ministry of United Methodist Church before retiring in 2006.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Glessner; three daughters, Jackie Pakos of Niles, Ohio, Tina Glessner of Clarksburg and Karla Glessner of Buckhannon; three sons, John F. Glessner, Jr., of San Francisco, Calif., Daniel Glessner of Monroe Falls, Ohio, David Glessner of Mildenhall AFB, England; five grandchildren; one brother, Ken Glessner; and three sisters, Glenda Landis, Polly Bell and Janie Watkins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie Combs.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Stanley Ash officiating, and burial in Orma United Methodist Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001

DOLAN GODFREY

Dolan A. Godfrey, 74, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at his home.

He was the son of the late Layman and Mary Katherine Smith Godfrey. He was a World War II veteran, retired from Calhoun General Hospital, and a member of Snyder Chapel Community Church.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Madeline June Sampson Godfrey; two daughters, Diana Nicholas of Ripley and Donna Cain of Grantsville; one son, Richard Godfrey of Ohio; two brothers, Donald Godfrey and Layman Godfrey, both of Grantsville; one sister, Wanda Kelley of Grantsville; six grandchildren, Laura Kerby of Spencer, John Paul Godfrey of Ohio, and Christopher Nicholas, Christa Godfrey, Amy Cain and James Dean Cain, all of Grantsville; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford and Paul Godfrey, and two sisters, Gladys Hopkins and Delta Hayhurst.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Thursday, Mar. 1, 11 a.m., with Pastor Farley Blankenship officiating, and burial in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 June 2005

FLORA EVELYN GODFREY

Flora Evelyn Godfrey, 73, of Grantsville, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at home.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Roy and Avis Nichols Starkey. She was a former cook at Pleasant Hill School and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Donald H. Godfrey; two sons, Col. Dr. Larry Godfrey of Carlisle, Pa., and Sgt. First Class Rod Godfrey of Dover, Del.; one brother, Raymond Starkey of Grantsville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

JOHN GODFREY

John F. Godfrey, 89, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Mar. 23, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fay and Effie Starkey Godfrey. He was a former mechanic and employee of Grantsville Garage, Sturms Exxon, Cain's Exxon, and Stalnaker Motor Co., Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Gail Godfrey; two brothers, Bill Godfrey of Grantsville and Robert Godfrey of Parkersburg; one sister, Vera Conrad of Spencer; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Parsons Godfrey; one son, Thurl Godfrey; four brothers; and two sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2007

LAYMON JUNIOR GODFREY

Laymon Junior Godfrey, 82, of Bramblewood Village, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Braxton Health Care Center, Flatwoods.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Laymon and Mary Smith Godfrey. He was a carpenter and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Rhineland and Central Europe. He earned the EAME Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal, was a sharpshooter and a cannoneer, and received the Army Occupation Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

Surviving is one brother, Donald Godfrey of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery and military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2001

NELLIE GODFREY

Nellie Godfrey, 78, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Mary Ann Bell Kerby.

Surviving are one daughter, Wilma Godfrey of Grantsville; two sons, Pete Faye Godfrey of Grantsville and Roy Lee Godfrey of Mt. Zion; one brother, Bernard Kerby of Grantsville; and one sister, Maude Sampson of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Bobby, Junior and Doland Godfrey; two sisters, Delila Sampson and Olphia Taylor; and three brothers, Joe, William and Roscoe Kerby.

The body was cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2006

VONDA GAIL GODFREY

Vonda Gail Mahaney Godfrey, 83, of Chester, died Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2006, in Chester.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Ella Sturm Mahaney. She was a former cook at Calhoun County High School, Rainbow Restaurant and John's Restaurant, all of Grantsville.

Surviving are four sisters, Beulah Norton and Maxine Chambers, both of New Cumberland, Barbara Zajac of Steubenville, Ohio, and Mary Lou Mahaney of Toronto, Ohio; and one brother, Max Mahaney of Eastland, Tex.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

WAITMAN GODFREY

Waitman "Bill" Godfrey, 95, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Veteran's Medical Center in Clarksburg.

He was born March 13, 1912 at Pine Creek, Calhoun County, the son of the late Fay and Effie Starkey Godfrey. He was an Army Veteran serving in WWII and receiving the Purple Heart. He was a mechanic and farmer.

Surviving are one son, William "Bill" Godfrey of Parkersburg; seven daughters, Jean Youngeberg of Wakeman, Ohio, Nina McCartney of East Liverpool, Ohio, Luella Moore of Stallings, NC, Sharon Smith, Rose Croft, Frances Adwell and Tiffany Goff, all of Grantsville; one sister, Vera Conrad of Spencer; one brother, Robert Godfrey of Vienna, 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Brooks Godfrey and his second wife, Hazel Parsons Godfrey; two sisters, four brothers, and one grandchild.

Services were held Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2005

PATRICIA GOEKLER

Patricia Goekler, 42, of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 28, 2005. She was the daughter of Mary Camden and the late Robert Bennett. She was a member of Salvation Army.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, George Goekler; one son, James Goekler; step-father, Dave Camden; two sisters, Hazel Parle and Betty Stecyk; one brother, James Bennett, all of Akron; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Captain Linda Bates officiating, and burial in Hur Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled from 11 a.m. to time of services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 June 2008

IONA MAE GOFF

Iona Mae Goff, 82, of Springfie1d, Mass., died Friday, May 27, 2008.

She was born at Glenville, the daughter of the late James and Emma Coberly.

Surviving are two sons, James and wife Donna of Wilbraham, Mass., and Frank and wife Debra of Big Springs; two grandchildren, Kelly Goff of Houston, Tex., and Joseph Goff of Big Springs; long-time friend and companion, Dewain Adkins of Springfield; and one sister, Dorothy Johnson of Weston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Goff, in 1963, and one daughter, Rose, in 1989.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Rock Grove Cemetery, Linn, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 2 December 2004

LEON GOFF

T. Leon Goff, 86, of Normantown, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Dane, Nicholas County, the son of the late Tommy Johnson Goff and Ida Mae Dodrill Goff. He was a former miner, mechanic and welder, and member of United Mine Workers Local #37 Baltimore, Md., and Shannondoah Junction Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Idell Goff; one daughter, Jean Ashby of Charles Town; two sons, Tom Goff of Churchill, Term., and Butch Goff of Charles Town; one step-son, Jeffrey Stump of Charleston; two step-daughters, Sheila Garretson and Shirley Hupp, both of Grantsville; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grand­children; five step-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand­children.

He was preceded in death by one son, Chuck Goff; two brothers; one sister; and one grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2008

RUBY NORRIS GOODLETT

Ruby E. Norris Goodlett, 94, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at the home of William and Gloria Shock, with whom she resided.

She was the daughter of the late Jessie and Flora Brookover.

Surviving are one sister, Bertha Hosey of Morgantown; one adopted son, Martin Morris of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna Ohio Record Courier, Aug 4, 2009

Arthur P. Goodnight, 80 - Ravenna, Ohio

Arthur P. Goodnight, 80, of Ravenna, Ohio, died August 3, 2009 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.

He was born February 14, 1929 in Big Bend, West Virginia to the late Lawrence Hale and Dessie (Richards) Goodnight.

Arthur lived in Ravenna since 1947, retired from Romito Donnelly Corporation and in his younger days enjoyed hunting.

Survivors include his son Terry (Jeanette) Goodnight of Flower Mound, Texas; daughters Ann Marie and Debbie Goodnight both of Ravenna; grandchildren Nicholas, Joshua, Tristan Goodnight and sister Mavarine Butler of Bowie, Maryland.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita in 1987, brothers, Ronzel and Delmas Goodnight and sisters, Freeda Bush and Delores Dye.

Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 6 and from 12-noon until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday, August 7 at the Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Homes, Ravenna Chapel. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery Ravenna, Ohio.

(Arthur was married to Juanita M. Dix, b 4-21-1930 Ravenna, Ohio, d 5-4-1987 Akron, Ohio)

Submitted by Janet Kelch.


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 July 2007

DELMAS GOODNIGHT

Delmas G. "Dib" Goodnight, 60, of Brohard, died Monday, July 9, 2007, at his home.

He was born at Sugar Camp, the son of the late Lawrence Hale Goodnight and Dessie Mae Richards Goodnight. He was a well tender in the oil and gas industry and was employed by the Cain Oil and Gas Co.

Surviving are one brother, Arthur Goodnight of Ravenna, Ohio; two sisters, Mavarine Butler of Bowie, Md., and Delores Dye; one aunt, Blanche Bell of Brohard; 11 nieces; six nephews; 15 great-nieces; 11 great-nephews; five great-great-nieces; and five great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Freda Bush; one brother, Ronzel Goodnight; and one niece, Tammy Dye Hatfield.

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

(Larry Heffner)


Undated newspaper clipping
1973/1974
MRS. DESSIE GOODNIGHT

GRANTSVILLE, -Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church for Mrs. Dessie May Goodnight, 64, of Brohard, who died Thursday evening in Calhoun General Hospital. Burial will be in Goodnight Cemetery near Big Bend.

She was born July 3, 1909, daughter of the late A.B. and Indiana Taylor Richards, and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Hale Goodnight; three sons, Ronzel of Big Springs, Arthur of Ravenna, O, and Delmos of Brohard; and three daughters, Mrs. Mavarine Butler of Forestville, MD, Mrs. Freda Bush of Spencer, and Mrs. Dolores Dye of Brohard; one sister, Mrs. Rhonda Jones of Big Springs; and one brother, Lester of Big Bend. Friends may call at the Stump Funeral Home here after 1 p.m. today.

(Janet Kelch)


Undated newspaper clipping
Dec 1963
MRS. DORA GOODNIGHT
SERVICES HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec 20, at Stump funeral home for Mrs. Dora Maze Goodnight, 71, of Hartley, who died Wednesday, Dec 18 at her home.

The Rev. Wade Simon officiated and burial was in the Maze cemetery.

Mrs. Goodnight was born Aug. 3, 1892, in Calhoun County, daughter of the late Blackburn and Mary Ellen Price Maze. She was a member of the Bell chapel at Munday.

Surviving are two sons, Basil Goodnight of Massillon, Ohio, and William Dale Goodnight of Cannonsburg, Pa; one sister, Mrs. Etta Deweese of Munday, and two brothers, Floyd and Alva Maze of Clarksburg.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 April 2002

FRANKIE GOODNIGHT

Frankie Elizabeth Goodnight, 89, of Charleston, formerly of Cairo, died Thursday, Apr. 4, 2002, at Valley Health Center, South Charleston.

She was born near Grantsville, the daughter of the late James Wesley and Margaret Ester Hayes Goodnight. She had been employed at the former Cairo Garment Factory. She was a member of Davisson Chapel Church, Low Gap, near Cairo, where she had been a Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are one brother, Russell Goodnight; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Clark Hilbert Goodnight; one brother, Fred Goodnight; three sisters, Bertha Goodnight, Goldie Beha and Fanny Parsons; and one grandson.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Burial was in Cairo Masonic Cemetery, Cairo.

Ritchie Gazette Wednesday April 10, 2002

Frankie Goodnight

Frankie Elizabeth Goodnight 89, of Charleston, WV, formerly of Cario, WV, died Thursday, April 4, 2002 in Valley Health Center, South Charleston.

She was born Sept 18, 1912, near Grantsville, WV, a daughter of the late James Wesley and Margaret Ester Hayes Goodnight. She had been employed at the former Cario Garmet Factory. She was a member of Davisson Chapel Church at Low Gap, near Cario, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed quilting and sewing.

Surviving are a brother, Russell Goodnight; two grand daughters, Donna Cramer of South Charleston and Margaret Lee of Bedford, IN; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, in additon to her parents, were a son, Clark Hilbert Goodnight; a brother Fred Goodnight; three sisters, Bertha Goodnight, Goldie Beha, and Fanny Parsons; and a grandson.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cario, with the Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Interment followed in Cario Masonic Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


Cleveland Plain Dealer of Aug 29, 2001

Gerald J. Goodnight Sr.

84, of Walton Hills. Beloved husband of Effie (nee Chase); dear father of Gerald (Diane) Goodnight Jr., Gary Goodnight (deceased), Carol Puma and Michelle (Chuck) Olenik; loving grandfather of Gerald (Melissa) Goodnight III, Benjamin Goodnight, Michael, Melissa and Matthew Olenik; great-grandfather of Cory and Ashley Goodnight; dear brother of Avalene McMahon, Olivene Gyurko, Bernie Tryrell and the late Verna Caywood and Charles Goodnight Jr. Died Tuesday. Mr. Goodnight served as a Sea-Bee in the Pacific Theater during WW II. Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. at JOHNSON-ROMITO, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 521 BROADWAY, BEDFORD, O. (440-232-1441), where friends will be received THURSDAY 2-4 AND 7-9 P.M. Graveside services will be held Friday, Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. at Valley Cemetery, Reno, OH.

Ravenna Record Courier - 29 Aug 2001

GERALD GOODNIGHT SR.

Father of Garrettsville Resident

Gerald J. Goodnight Sr., 84, of Walton Hills, the father of a Garrettsville resident, died Tuesday, Aug28, 2001 in Walton Hills. Born in Grantsville, WV, he was the son of Charles and Sarah (Doice) Goodnight Sr. He was a Walton Hills resident for several years.

Mr. Goodnight was a contractor.

He was a World War II veteran serving as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. He was a member of Northfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6768.

Survivors include his wife, Effie (Chase); Gerald (Diane) Goodnight Jr. of Garrettsville; daughters, Michelle (Chuck) Olenik of Lyndhurst and Carol Puma of Middleburg Heights; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and three sisters. His son, Gary, one brother and one sister died previously.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Romito Funeral Home in Bedford, where services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Valley Cemetery in Reno, Ohio.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 July 2004

HENRY GOODNIGHT

Henry S. Goodnight, 75, of MacFarlan, died Monday, July 5, 2004, in Parkersburg.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late Ray and Dora Mathess Goodnight. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a steel worker employed by Republic Steel, Massillon, Ohio. He attended Bethel Chapel United Methodist Church, Dutchman.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Clarissa “Sis” Strickling Goodnight; one son, Timothy Goodnight of Bolivar, Ohio; two daughters, Judy Lea Messenger of Massillon and Robin Parks of Bolivar; a nephew who had resided with the Goodnight family for several years, Gary Jones of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Anita Jo Goodnight; one son, Mitchell Scott Goodnight; three sisters, Maxine Woods, Edith Collins and Madeline Taylor; and three brothers, John Goodnight, Olin Goodnight and “Pete” Goodnight.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Bethel Chapel U.M. Church, with Rev. Frank Plybon officiating, and burial in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 November 2004

LAWRENCE GOODNIGHT

Lawrence “Hale” Goodnight, 97, formerly of Brohard, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Franklin and Ocie Wilt Goodnight. He worked in the timber and oil fields for over 60 years, retiring from Cain Oil and Gas Co. in 1980.

Surviving are five children, Arthur Goodnight of Ravenna, Ohio, Mavarine Butler of Bowie, Md., Ronzel Goodnight of MacFarlan, Delores Dye of Smithville and Delmas Goodnight of Brohard; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Blanche Bell of Brohard, Wanoka “Tommie” Morehead of Big Bend and Helen Payne of Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dessie Richards Goodnight; one daughter, Freda Bush; one granddaughter, Tammy Dye Hatfield; five brothers; and four sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 16 June 2005

RONZEL GOODNIGHT

Ronzel H. Goodnight, 68, of Macfarlan, died Friday, June 10, 2005, at his residence.

He was born on Bell Run, Calhoun County, the son of the late Lawrence H. and Dessie May Richards Goodnight. He worked in the oil fields and timber industry and later retired from O’Ames, Parkersburg, after 28 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Freda M. Davis Goodnight of Big Bend; five children, Kenny Goodnight and Dedera Goodnight, both of Macfarlan, Donna Rose and Ronzel Goodnight II, both of Brohard, and Jason Goodnight of Big Bend; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a friend, Maxine Jones Goodnight of Marfarlan; two brothers, Arthur Goodnight of Ravenna, Ohio, and Delmas Goodnight of Brohard; two sisters, Mavarine Butler of Bowie, Md., and Delores Dye of Smithville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Freda Bush, and one niece, Tammy Dye Hatfield.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 June 2007

ROY GOODNIGHT, SR.

Roy L. Goodnight, Sr., 51, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, June 24, 2007, at his sister's residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ford and Ruby Snyder Goodnight.

Surviving are four daughters, Jessica Rollyson, Brandy Reynolds, Candy Lemley and Tiffany Kees; five sons, Roy L. Goodnight, Jr., Nathan Rollyson, Roy Lemley, Jerald Lemley and Chris, all of the Parkersburg area; five sisters, Sandra Arthur, Helen Belt, Patricia Metz, Diane Stevens and Phyllis Mahan; four brothers, Gary Freed, Robert Goodnight, Jerald Goodnight and Denzil Goodnight; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sarah Dawn Goodnight; one sister, Deloris Jones; and one brother, Shirley Ray Goodnight.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Fu­neral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Charlene Spaur officiating, and burial at 3:30 p.m. in Goodnight Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2007

STANLEY GOODNIGHT

Stanley R. "Stan" Goodnight, 65, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harold E. "Pete" and Bernice Catherine Fox Goodnight. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from GE Plastics.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Nancy Little Goodnight; two daughters, Denise Gibson of Washington and Stacie Layton of Mineral Wells; three grandchildren; two brothers, H. Keith Good-night of Davisville and Greg Goodnight of Cairo; and one sister, Dora Jean Gumm of Mineral Wells.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jim Mike Ward officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2008

BARBARA LEA GOODRICH

Barbara Lea Goodrich, 63, of Spencer, died Thursday, July 17, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lemuel S. and Justine Mildred Funk Miller.

She was a homemaker, waitress and cook.

Surviving are two daughters, Vanessa Goodrich and Mildred Chandler, both of Spencer; two sons, Eddie Miller and Randall Starcher, both of Spencer; two sisters, Cora Hively of Spencer and Evelyn Beck of Parkersburg; two brothers, J.D. Miller of Kenna and Tom Roach of Spencer; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Starcher, and one brother, Monroe Miller.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2001

DELLA GOODRICH

Della Goodrich, 81, of Normantown, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Jink and Corda Goff McCumbers.

Surviving are her husband, Victor Goodrich; one daughter, Wanda Self of Stout's Mills; three sons, Gary, Dallas and Robert Goodrich, all of Normantown; two sisters, Alma Doolittle of Grantsville and Beulah McCumbers of Fredericksburg, Md.; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Goodrich; one infant grandchild; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Upper Steer Run Cemetery, Normantown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 March 2002

VAN DUDLEY GOODRICH

Van Dudley Goodrich, 65, of Sandyville, died Friday, Mar. 8, 2002, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was the son of the late Raymond Ray and Eula Madge Mitchell Goodrich.

Surviving are one son, Larry Ray Goodrich of Jacksonville, Fla.; three step-sons, Edward Lee Miller and Randall Starcher, both of Spencer, and Robert Starcher of Rosedale; three daughters, Terry Leigh Ingham of Jacksonville, Vanessa Rae Goodrich of Sandyville and Mildred Madge Goodrich of Spencer; one brother, Verner Goodrich of Rosedale; five sisters, Vae Cayton of Vermillion, Ohio, Vera Johnson of Frametown and Vivian Carr, Vonna Stuart and Vada Knicely, all of Rosedale; several grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Rosedale Community Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2001

VICTOR BURNELL GOODRICH

Victor Burnell Goodrich, 82, of Normantown, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Braxton county, the son of the late Dudley and Rushie McCumbers Goodrich. He was a timberman.

Surviving are one daughter, Wanda Self of Stout's Mills; three sons, Gary, Dallas and Robert Goodrich, all of Normantown; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Goodrich; one son, Richard Goodrich; and one infant grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Upper Steer Run Cemetery, Normantown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2005

WARTER GOODRICH

Warter Goodrich, 57, of Normantown, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ottie and Birtie Parsons Goodrich. He was a self-employed timberman and a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Clemons Goodrich, whom he married Oct. 15, 1965; two sons, James Darren Goodrich and Steven George Goodrich, both of Normantown; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Lamp of Barberton, Ohio, and Jean Steele of Normantown.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Dale Goodrich, and one sister, Etta Furr.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Earl Cayton, Pastor Roger Carter and Pastor Robert Wood officiating. Burial was in Warter Goodrich Family Cemetery, Normantown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 Sep 2003

OPAL BARR GRAGG

Opal Barr Gragg, 85, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Martha Mae Barr. She had worked at Kesterson's Laundry Service and O'Ames Co., and had been a live-in nanny and housekeeper for many years. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are three nieces, Delores Kelly of Washington, Shirley Motter of Canton, Ohio, and Linda Erlewine of South Carolina; caregiver, Tracy Kelly of Parkersburg; and several great, great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brown M. Gragg; four brothers, Oral, Howard, Donald and Paul Barr; and one sister, Glades Owens.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, followed by a committal service at Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 March 2002

ABE GRAHAM

Abe J. Graham, 48, of Elyria, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 16, 2002, at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Lee and Pearl Graham of Elyria. He had lived in Elyria most of his life and graduated from Elyria High School in 1973. He had been employed by Diamond Products, Elyria, for the past 12 years.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 16 years, Linda; one step-son, David Crouser of Grafton, Ohio; one step-daughter, Tonya Toth of Elyria; four step-grandchildren; and four sisters, Delores Phillips of Jonestown, Pa., Hazel Tingler of Big Springs, Sheila Graham of Elyria, and Janet Zaretzka of Ridgecrest, Calif.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., in Chapel of Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria, with Rev. David L. Lane, associate pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Elyria, officiating

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2001

HERMA YOUNG GRAHAM

Herma Young Graham, 89, of Clarksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Clarksburg.

She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of United Methodist Church, Wooster, Ohio, Wooster Chapter Order of Eastern Star, and the White Shrine. She lived much of her life at Valley Fork, before moving to Ohio where she lived until 1998.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Elizabeth Bullard, Helen Jordan and Jeanetta Campbell; two sons, John Lee Graham and Homer Graham, Jr.; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Homer Graham, Sr.; three grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2005

ROBERT GRAHAM

Robert “Leo” Graham, 71, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late Archie and Joy Bell Graham.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Judith A. Graham; two sons, Robert and Paul of Parkersburg; four daughters, Nancy Ralston of Parkersburg, Janet Hightower of Arnoldsburg, Leona Brown of Florida and Pamela Anderson of Grantsville; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Orvill Lee Graham of Belleville; and four sisters.

He was preceded in death by one son, Danny Lee Graham; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Glen, Max and Gary Graham.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 February 2003

SHERI GRAHAM

Sheri L. Graham, 44, of Mineral Wells, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at her residence.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late George S. Wilson and Regina L. Marion. She was employed by Calhoun County Schools for several years and was principal at Arnoldsburg Elementary School before becoming assistant principal at Jackson Junior High School in Wood County. She attended Mineral Wells Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Tom Graham; two daughters, Heather Haught and Regina Davisson of Parkersburg; two step­daughters, Jennifer Davisson of Minnora and Sarah Graham of Parkersburg; one step-son, Todd Graham of Parkersburg; four brothers, Michael Wilson of Virginia Beach, Va., Rodney Wilson of Leachtown, G. Edwin Wilson of Alexandria, Va., and Jeffery Wilson of Vienna.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Summers officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2005

CAROL LOU GREATHOUSE

Carol Lou Greathouse, 44, of Spencer, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was the daughter of Edgar Starnes of Bowie, Tex., and the late Virginia M. Knight Starnes.

Surviving in addition to her father are her step-mother, Bertha Starnes; four children, Joshua, Zachary and Amanda Gilmore and Holly McCarty, all of Bowie; two brothers, Steve Starnes of Calisburg, Tex., and Michael Starnes of Wichita Falls, Tex.; one sister, Carolyn Fields of Henrietta Tex.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Starnes, in 2000.

Graveside services were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Donald Dawson officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 October 2007

DANIELLE GREATHOUSE

Danielle N. Greathouse, 21, of Terra Alta, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of Delores Irene Long Greathouse and the late William M. Greathouse. She attended Pleasant Hill School and Calhoun High School before moving to Terra Alta and graduating from Preston High School in 2005.

Surviving in addition to her mother are five sisters, Nancy Shaffer and Tracy Starcher, both of Terra Alta, Bonnie Bell of Spencer, Elaine Beatty of Akron, Ohio, and Marissa McCune of Chloe.

Services were held at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Terra Alta. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at Enon Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 March 2009

GOLDIE EMOGENE STARCHER GREATHOUSE

Goldie Emogene Starcher Greathouse, 81, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Mar. 2, 2009.

She was born at Hur, the daughter of the late Grover and Rosa Adams Starcher.

Surviving are four sons, Roger Starcher, Richard Starcher, Arnold Greathouse and Ronald Greathouse; three daughters, Linda Carpenter, Debbie Sampson and Judy Hall; one sister, Lula Hughes; one brother, Holly Starcher; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Greathouse; one son, Donald Starcher; one grandson, Josh Hall; two sisters, Lucy Bollinger and Hazel Hughes; and an infant brother, Thomas Starcher.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Roger Carter and Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 11 November 2004

GRACE GREATHOUSE

Grace Greathouse, 80, of Grantsville, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at home.

She was born at Tariff, the daughter of the late John Wilbur and Sara Alice Keen White. She was a homemaker and had attended Henry’s Fork Baptist Church, Tariff.

Surviving are two sons, Herman Jett of Hazel Green, Ala., and Bruce Epling of Spencer; five daughters, Alice Faye Hicks of Mt. Zion, B1anche Ruth Sinclair of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary Sue Starcher of Millstone, Martha Gainer of Grantsville and Margaret Keener of Wooster, Ohio; two brothers, Ira Mack White of Akron, Ohio, and Jewell W. “Buss” White of Tariff; two sisters, Mary MacMichael of Pompano, Fla., and Ruby Mallory of Umatilla, Fla; 25 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Everett Greathouse; one son, Charles Marvin “Sonny” Greathouse; two brothers and one sister.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Garry L. Bowen officiating. Burial was in Greathouse Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 May 2005

HAZEL GREATHOUSE

Hazel Greathouse, 98, of Chloe, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Sibby Greathouse.

Surviving are four sons, Jim Greathouse of Spencer, Bud Greathouse of Fairmont and John Greathouse and Pete Greathouse, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mary Jane Maurer of Cleveland and Pauline Matheney of Chloe; one sister, Goldie of Parkersburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Great-house; three daughters; two sons, four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gary Bowen officiating, and burial in Orma UMC Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2007

HOLLY WAYNE GREATHOUSE

Holly Wayne Greathouse, 57, of Creston, died Friday, May 18, 2007, as a result of an accident.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Holly R. and Waneda Greathouse of Creston. He was an employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways with 23 years of service.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Vicky Greathouse; one son, Richard Greathouse of Newark; one sister, Mary Newlon of Philippi; one brother, David Greathouse of Newton Falls, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Richard.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Bill Villers and Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 December 2008

HUEY LAWRENCE GREATHOUSE

Huey Lawrence Greathouse, 73, of Lowell, Ohio, died Friday Dec. 12, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Scott and Ova Groggs Greathouse. He retired from Walker Systems in 1999. He was a member of Walker Local Union, Harmar Hill Church of Christ, and Moose Lodge #2382, Lowell.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Hescht Greathouse; three sons, Ronald Greathouse of Cameron and Scott Greathouse and Thomas Greathosue, both of Lowell; two step-sons, Roger and Jerry Neeley, both of West Virginia; three grandsons; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline, Virginia and Emma Ruth; and one brother, Frank.

He was preceded in death by 16 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Harmar Hill Church of Christ, with J. D. Conley officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 May 2002

OKIE GREATHOUSE

Okie Richard Greathouse, 61, of Orma, died Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Ralph and Ivy Elsie Tanner Greathouse. He retired as a grinder from Quality Castings, Orrville, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Wavalene Hardway Greathouse; one step-daughter, Linda Lamson of Rittman, Ohio; one step-son, Lonnie Arnold Hardway of Belton, Mo.; one sister, Mae Wanda Wayne of Orma; and one brother, Delford Burl Greathouse of Orrville.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2007

CARL GREATHOUSE

Carl H. Greathouse, 70, of Warren, Ohio, died Friday, Apr. 6, 2007, at Windsor House of Champion.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Holly Roscoe and Ottis Saltkeld Greathouse. He retired in 1990 as a supervisor for Denman Tire and also worked with his son at Dinesol Plastics, Niles, Ohio. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #462, Newton Falls, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Carl "Bud" Greathouse of Warren, Ohio; one daughter, Melanie Betros of Fort Collins, Colo.; three brothers, Gary Greathouse, Eugene Greathouse and Junior Great-house; one sister, Gwen Gibson; five grandchildren; and special friend and companion, Roberta Hagemann.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Young Greathouse; two brothers, Larry Greathouse and Bud Greathouse; and two sisters, Bessie Arthur and Garnet Hess.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Grace Baptist Church, Warren, with his nephew Pastor Dave Price and Pastor Bill Sprague officiating, and Masonic Lodge #462 service at 9:45 a.m., visitation from 10 a.m. to noon at the church, and burial in Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, Ohio. Arrangements were by McFarland & Son Funeral Services Co., Warren.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2000

RITA MAE GREATHOUSE

Rita Mae Greathouse, 37, of Chloe, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ottice and Ruby Truman King. She was a certified nursing assistant.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth "Poody" Greathouse; two sons, Ottice "Weezer" Greathouse and Robert "Bub" Greathouse, both at home; four sisters, Ruby Metheney and Kay Croston, both of Chloe, Virginia Palushik of Wisconsin and Edna Stephens of Canton, Ohio; and three brothers, George King, Roy King and Doy King, all of Canton.

Graveside services were held at Murphy Cemetery, Chloe, with Rev. Don Dawson officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2008

ROBERT LEE GREATHOUSE

Robert Lee Greathouse, 62, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Orville and Helen Dotson Greathouse.

He was a 1966 graduate of Calhoun County High School and 1967 graduate of Charleston Barber College. He was a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways and a member of Grand Central Avenue Church of Christ, Vienna, and the church's Prime Timers group. He was retired from Wood County board of education as custodian at Jackson Junior High School.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Carol Hixson Greathouse; two sons, Eric Robert Greathouse of Vienna and Mark Allen Greathouse of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; one uncle, Joe Dotson of Lebanon, Tenn.; and several cousins.

Services were held at Grand Central Avenue Church of Christ with Evangelist Joe Spivy officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 December 2009

ROBERT GREATHOUSE

Robert L. "Little Bub" Greathouse, 25, of Chloe, died December 15, 2009 at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Kenneth Greathouse of Chloe and the late Rita M. King Greathouse. He was employed by Phillips & Jordan Company of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Surviving are his father and stepmother, Anita Greathouse; two children, Dominic and Brooklyn Greathouse; and his girlfriend Carolyn Eller, all of Chloe; a brother, Ottice Greathouse; and a stepsister Kayla Eller both of Chloe; 2 nephews, Ottice Greathouse, Jr., and Kenneth Greathouse.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, December 18 at the Murphy Cemetery at Chloe. Rev. Donald Dawson will officiate. There will be no visitation. Stump Funeral Home of Arnoldsburg is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2005

SHIRLEY GREATHOUSE

Shirley O. “Buck” Greathouse, 86, of Belleville, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Scott and Ova Mae Grogg Greathouse. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired with over 30 years of service as an operator with Union Carbide Plastics, Marietta. He was a member of National Rifle Association and was a Protestant.

Surviving are one son, Danny D. Greathouse of Parkersburg; two daughters, Pamela Greathouse of Parkersburg and Karen Carpenter of Belleville; several brothers and sisters; 18 grand-children; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma L. Metz Great-house, in 1974; three infant sons; and several brothers and sisters.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dave Carpenter officiating, and burial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled for three hours prior the service at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 January 2006

THOMAS GREATHOUSE

Thomas J. Greathouse, 61, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Annamoriah, the son of the late Juanita McFadden.

Surviving are his wife, Debra Greathouse; five sons, Thomas II, Aaron and Anthony Greathouse, Donald McDowell and Craig Newcomb; three daughters, Juanita, Charlene and Cheryln Greathouse; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Tim and Stanley Lockhart; and three sisters, Joyce Dobbs, Donna Tullos and Beverly Materna.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve and Jack Lockhart, and one uncle, Eugene (Blue) Greathouse.

Memorial services were held at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Michael Sundstrom officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 September 2007

WILLIAM MARK GREATHOUSE

William Mark Greathouse, 45, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at his home.

He was born June 6, 1962 in Braxton County, the son of the late Andy H. and Anna Frances Tanner Greathouse.

Surviving are his wife, Christina Taylor of Nicut; one daughter, Danielle N. Greathouse of Rowlesburg, WV; two brothers, Cama D. Greathouse and Kenneth Greathouse both of Chloe; two sisters, Kathy E. Cross of Fairview, Ohio and Debra K. Melrath Cason of Chloe; three nieces and seven nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jessie.

Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 25 at the Coen Cemetery at Nebo with Rev. Donald Dawson officiating..

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2010

ZADIA GREATHOUSE

Zadia Greathouse, 86, of Richwood, died Friday, Apr. 30, 2010, in Nicholas County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Richwood.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late William Bartlett Price and Vietta Brannon Price.

She was a member of First Church of God, Richwood, and worked at the News Leader and West Virginia Hillbilly for 22 years.

Surviving are one son, Paul Richard Greathouse of Richwood; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at First Church of God, with Rev. Phyllis Bowling officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 March 2006

MARY ELLEN GREEN

Mary Ellen Vannoy Green, 73, of Manassas Park, Va., died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Prince William Hospital.

She was born at Russett, the daughter of the late Golda Stump Vannoy and James J. Vannoy.

Surviving are two sons, Calvin James "CJ" and Jeffrey Allen "Jeff' Green, both of Manassas Park; one brother, Elden Dale Vannoy of Ladysmith; one sister, lrona Yeager of Grantsville; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Hubert Green; one daughter, Debbie Wesley; grandparents, Maggie and Fred Stump; one brother. Earl Vannoy; and one niece, Dianne Vannoy.

Graveside services were held at Quantico National Cemetery, Va.


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 October 2002

ERNESTINE GREGORY

Ernestine Poling Gregory, 71, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002.

She was born in Millstone, the daughter of the late David and Orpha Schoolcraft Poling. She was retired from Ford Motor Co., Cleveland.

Surviving are one son, Howard King of Cleveland; two daughters, Jane McGaha and Sue Helmick, both of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Orla Marks of Miletree, Spencer, and Mabel Marks of Pine Creek; and two brothers, Junior and Guy Poling, both of Millstone.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Murl Poling Hall.

Memorial services were held in Cleveland.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2006

WILLIAM 'Bill' GREGORY, SR.

William B. "Bill" Gregory, Sr., 68, of Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, July 30, 2006, at his home.

He was born in Franklin, N.C., the son of Iva Lee Roper Jennings and the late Dewey Gregory. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Raytheon Corp. He was a member of King Masonic Lodge No. 461 AF&AM, Bristol Council No. 126 Cryptic Masons, Commandery No. 19 Knights of Templar, Valley of Knoxville Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 32nd degree, Anderson Chapter No. 141 Royal Arch Masons, East Tennessee York Rite Association and Noble No. 2088 Regular Jericho Shriner.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Judy Gregory; one son, Bill Gregory, Jr., and wife Bettina; one brother, Curtis Gregory and wife Shirley; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy, and one sister, Gracie.

Services were held at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Joed Dowlingsoka and Rev. Clarence Lewis officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors conducted by Bristol VFW Honor Guard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2006

VERNON GLEN GRIBBLE

Vernon Glen Gribble, 73, of Grantsville, died Monday, July 3, 2006, at his home.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late Howard and Ina Freed Gribble. He served in the U.S. Army, 1953-1955, and received National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Hazel Richards Gribble; two daughters, Debbie Bush and Kathy Howell; three sons, Steve Gribble, Pete Freed and Tom Freed; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Erschel Freed and Hayward, Bernard, Cline and Murray Gribble; and four sisters, Janice Sutten, Mable Maxson, Clarice Bush and Freda Gribble.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Bobby Wagoner officiating. Burial was in Freed Cemetery, Leading Creek Road.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2007

ETHEL MAE GRIFFIN

Ethel Mae Griffin, 79, of Big Bend, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Ina Richards. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are five sons, James Griffin of Parkersburg, George Griffin and Roland Griffin, both of Grantsville, Roger Griffin of Big Bend and Peter Griffin of Perthamboy, N.J.; three daughters, Dorothy Griffin of Perthamboy, Katherine Bargas of Sayreville, N.J., and Shirley Richards of Grantsville; and 21 grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2002

GARY CHARLES GRIFFIN

Gary Charles Griffin, 51, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, in Grantsville.

He was born in New Jersey, the son of Ethel Mae Richards Griffin of Big Bend and Robert O. Griffin of Pennsylvania. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed by Holbert's Store, Big Bend.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one son, Steven C. Griffin of South Carolina; one daughter, Lora Mae Griffin of Clendenin; five brothers, Robert James Griffin of Perthamboy, N.J., George and Peter Griffin, both of Grantsville, Roger D. Griffin of Oak Harbor, Ohio, and Roland Griffin of Tom's River N.J.; three sisters, Dorothy Ellen Griffin of Perthamboy, Katherine Bargas of Sayreville, N.J., and Shirley Mae Richards of Grantsville; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Sandra Jean Griffin.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

ROLAND REX GRIFFIN

Roland Rex Griffin, 69, of Olive Branch, Miss., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn.

He was born at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Rex Scott and Edith Webb Griffin. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a retired crew chief for Northwest Airlines.

Surviving are one daughter, Tara Griffin Jackson of California; one sister, Diane Shook of Potomac, Md.; one brother, Gary Griffin of Dousman, Wisc.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Masonic Graveside rites will be conducted at Wayne Cemetery, Beech, by Eureka Lodge #40 A.F. and A.M. Grantsville, and military rites provided by American Legion Post. Spencer. Visitation is scheduled at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2008

THELMA GRIFFIN

Thelma S. Griffin, 86, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Lital and Ruth Anderson Starcher.

She was a homemaker and a member of Fairlawn Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Ferrell Griffin; two sons, Joseph Griffin of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Eric Griffin of Caldwell; two grandchildren; and one sister, Faye Hibbs of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Beverly R. Jarvis, and one sister, Leno Ash.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Paul Drake officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation was also one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 August 2008

VIOLET GRIFFIN

Violet R. Alexander Griffin, 66, of Kent, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Howard Alexander and Edith Smith Rogers.

She was a 1961 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of the CCHS Alumni Association. She retired from the dry cleaning business after 26 years and also worked as a printer at St. Thomas Hospital. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are one sister, Mary Hull of Streetsboro, Ohio; two half-sisters, Ruby Ellison of Spencer and Judy Hanlon of Palm Harbor, Fla.; three nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Imogene, and one brother, Howard Alexander, Jr.

Per her request, cremation has taken place and there were no services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 4 Mar 2004

ODA GRIFFITH

Oda F. Griffith, 87, of St. Marys, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004.

She was born at Big Springs, the daughter of the late William and Ida M. Snider Leeson. She had been employed by Ritchie County Schools as a foster grandparent and was a Methodist.

Surviving are two daughters, Doris Bills and husband Gary and Deloris Bierce and husband Ronald, all of Greens Run Community, St. Marys; eight grandchildren; and five great-grand-children.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. John Strimer officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 June 2003

MAE GRIMM

Mae Siers Hoover Grimm, 74, of Vienna, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Worthington Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Leon and Freda Deweese Siers. She was a former schoolteacher and a member of East Vienna United Methodist Church.

Surviving are six sisters, Mavis Hoover of Parkersburg, Gladys Moss of Olin, N.C., Annalee Walker of Statesville, N.C., Betty Junk of Eustis, Fla., and Penny McCune and Ruth Cottrell, both of Orrville, Ohio; four brothers, Ray Siers of Statesville, Kenneth Siers of Chloe, Rector Siers of Parkersburg and Tom Siers of Chloe; four step-children; numerous step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, G.O. Jake Hoover, and her second husband, Russell Grimm.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Melvin Conley officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2010

LEOTA GRISSOM

Leota Grissom, 58, of Grafton, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at The Arbors of Marietta.

She was born at Smithville, the daughter of the late Ray and Maxie Merritt Seabolt.

She was a member of VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving are one daughter, Maxie Glenn of Clarksburg; one son, Robert Grissom of Grafton; four brothers, Ron Seabolt of Peniel, Don Seabolt and Jack Seabolt, both of Parkersburg, and Herbert Seabolt of Akron, Ohio; and one sister, Ovia York of Lowellsville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one son, John Grissom, and one brother, Carl Seabolt.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Jun 2002

AMY IOVA GROGG

Amy Iova Grogg, 91, of Tanner, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at the home of her daughter.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Luther and Artie Westfall Stalnaker. She was a member of Revere E.U.B. Church.

Surviving are six sons, Rondel Grogg of Oberlin, Ohio, Billy Grogg of Nobe, Jack and Kenny Grogg, both of Glenville, Anthony Grogg of Elizabeth and Danny Grogg of Tanner; seven daughters, Lena Ferguson of Lower Salem, Ohio, Deloris Davis and Connie Cogar, both of Parkersburg, Katheryn Phillips and Freda Amos, both of Vienna, Peggy Wade of Tanner, with whom she resided, and Dottie Frashure of Buckhannon; one sister, Oval Morgan of Zanesville, Ohio; 61 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leamon Grogg, in 1978; six sons, Donal Grogg, Edward Marshall Grogg, Leon Grogg, Fred Grogg, Steven Grogg and Kevin Grogg; and three grandchildren, Wayne Grogg, Jodie Grogg and Pamela Davis.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2007

JAMES GROTHE

James Leon "Jim" Grothe, 64, of Chloe, died Friday, Mar. 9, 2007, in Okeene, Okla.

He was born in Canton, Ohio, the son of the late Roy Delbert and Ann Benson Grothe. He attended Okeene public schools and began working at the age of 12 in his father's welding shop. He had worked at Waldon's and Mabar Manufacturing. He owned and operated a welding business in Okeene and Chloe. He was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Quittelier Grothe, whom he married Jan. 11, 1987; two sons, Chris Grothe of Hennessey, Okla., and James McCarty of Enid, Okla.; three daughters, Cindy Evans of Hennessey, Shelly Alvarado of Enid and Debra Beck of Rio Vista, Tex.; one step-daughter, Stephenie Quittelier of Oregon; his step-mother, Mae Smith of Okeene; two brothers, Kenneth Grothe of Prague and Loren Grothe of Wichita; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one infant son.

Services were held at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Okeene, with Paul Evans officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at Upper West Fork Park, Chloe, on Sunday, Apr. 29, at 3:30 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 March 2003

JUNIOR GROVES

Junior Groves, 75, of Orma, died Monday, Mar. 24, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was the son of the late William and Lena Suttels Groves.

Surviving are three brothers, Worden Groves of Arnoldsburg, Tomas Groves of Akron, Ohio, and Robert Groves of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glenville McBride officiating. Burial will be in Summers Cemetery, Orma. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2000

VIRGIL GROVES

Virgil M. Groves, 71, of Marietta, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Oley and Bessie Linger Groves. He retired from Elkem Metals after 30 years of service, and was a member of Marietta Bible Center Church.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Margaret E. Hiener Groves; two daughters, Virgene E. Robinson of Marietta and Janice L. Long of Lowell; one brother, Victor O. Groves of Marietta; two sisters, Loretta Raybuck of Marietta and Grace Wells of Belpre; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Bartmess.

Services were held at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta, with Paster Myron Guiler officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 2003

WARDEN GROVES

Warden Groves, 69, of Sand Ridge, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at his home.

He was the son of the late William and Leva Suttles Groves.

Surviving are two brothers, Thomas Groves of Akron, Ohio, and Robert Groves of Grantsville.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, and burial in Summers Cemetery, Orma. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 June 2009

LARRY CHARLES GUMM

Larry Charles Gumm, 66, of Oil Ridge Road, Harrisville, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at his residence.

He was born at Smithville, the son of the late Orda C. and Wanda G. Frederick Gumm.

He worked as a truck driver for various companies, including Everett Mason, Burnt House. He was a 1960 graduate of Harrisville High School and attended Spruce Grove United Methodist Church, Indian Creek.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Gregg Gumm; two daughters, Tamara K. Cunningham of Smithville and Amy Michelle Cravens of Ripley; one son, Larry Thomas Gumm of Harrisville; two step-sons, Kyle Adams Ellenboro and Todd Adams of Pullman; two step-daughters, Jacqueline Yoak of Big Bend and Rhonda White of Harrisville; three brothers, Orda Ray Gumm of Grantsville, James R. Gumm of Macfarlan and Reginald G. Gumm of Mineral Wells; one sister, Lois E. McFarland of Macfarlan; four grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Phillips Gumm.

Services were held at Hardman Chapel Church, Smithville, with Rev. Don Newlon officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 October 2001

ANNA GUNN

Anna M. Gunn, 74, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Charles R. and Mamie Parsons Moore. She was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Bobby Gunn of Vienna; one daughter, Jill Ellson of Medford, Ore.; one sister, Wanda Conley of Parkersburg; and two grandsons, Criss Gunn of Logan and Thomas Ward of Coshocton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gunn, and three sisters.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Mt. Zion Cemetery, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


Calhoun Chronicle - Thursday, February 1, 1917

CAROLINE GUNN

Mrs. Caroline Gunn, one of the county’s most aged and respected ladies, died early Sat. evening at the home of her son, Merchant Al Gunn. A severe cold contracted recently was the direct cause of her death but she had been suffering for a long time with rheumatism and during the past five years had been unable to leave her bed. She was in her eighty first year.

Mrs. Gunn, nee Caroline Alley, was the widow of Samuel Gunn who died at Mt. Zion about 5 years ago. She was born in Marshall county in 1836 and came with her husband to this county 32 years ago. Settling at Mt. Zion where she had since lived until her son moved to this place a few months ago.

Mrs. Gunn is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary J. Steel, of Missouri; Sell Gunn, of Mt. Zion; Mrs. Hannah E. Croupe, of Marshall County; Mrs. Ida B. Poling, of Adam; Mrs. Laura I. Dickinson of Richwood; and A. Gunn of this place. Four other children have gone before their mother. They were Mrs. Anna L Archer, who died about 15 years ago; John W., who died at age of five; Jesse C. Gunn, who died in 1900 and Mrs. Sarah E. Carpenter, who died some twenty years ago.

Funeral services were held and interment made at Mt. Zion Sunday afternoon, with Rev. B. F. King of the local Methodist Church in charge.

(Harry Steele)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 October 2001

DENZAL GUNN

Denzal C. Gunn, 81, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his residence.

A private family burial was held at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, was in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 September 2005

DENSIL PAUL GUMM

Densil Paul (Jack) Gumm, 76, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Forest Lake and Hester Dailey Gumm. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, and was discharged in 1952. He retired as a pipeline foreman, working 25 years for Carl E. Smith Construction Co. and 10 years for Ron Lane, Inc. He was a farmer and winner of the County and District Conservation Farmer of the Year Award in 2004. He attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Maxine Frymier Gumm; four sons, Bill, John, Jim and Rick. eight grandchildren, Nick, Katie, Maranda Parker, Nathan, Brittany Blake, Landon, Michaela and Brody Gumm; one great-grandchild, Triston Parker; stepmother, Phebe Gumm; and two sisters, Ruby Bailey and Connie Badgett.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Rapp, and two brothers, Jennings (Mutt) and Burl Gumm.

Services will be held Friday, 3 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, Burial will be in Hardman Chapel Cemetery, near Smithville. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Thursday 01 Feb 1917, pg 1

AGED AND RESPECTED LADY DIES

Mrs Caroline Gunn, one of the county's most aged and respected ladies died here early Saturday evening at the home of her son, Merchant Al Gunn. A severe cold contracted recently was the direct cause of her death but she had been suffering for a long time with Rheumatism and during the past five years has been unable to leave her bed. She was in her eighty first year.

Mrs Gunn, nee Caroline Alley, was the widow of Samuel Gunn, who died at Mt. Zion about five years ago. She was born in Marshall County in 1836 and came with her husband to this county thirty two years ago, settling at Mt Zion where she has since lived until she moved to this place a few months ago.

Mrs Gunn is survived by the following children: Mrs Mary J. Steel of Missouri; Sell Gunn of Mt Zion; Mrs Hannah E (Group or Coupe) of Marshall County; Mrs Ida B. Poling of Adam; Mrs Laura I. Dickinson of Richwood; and *A. Gunn of this place.

Four other children have gone on before there mother. They were Mrs Anna L. Archer who died about fifteen years ago; John W. who died at age five in 1909; Jesse C. Gunn, who died in 1900; and Mrs Sarah E. Carpenter, who died some twenty years ago.

Funeral services were held and interment made at Mt Zion Sunday afternoon, with Rev. B. F. King of the local Methodist Church in charge.

The Chronicle extends its condolence to the desceased's relatives and friends.

[* A. Gunn is Alley Gunn.]

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 January 2003

DONALD GUNN

Donald "Bud" Gunn, 82, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at his home.

He was the son of the late Poe P. and Lottie Smith Gunn. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving in the theatres of North Africa, Italy and Sicily. He was owner and operator of Mt. Zion Grocery, lifelong farmer and polled Hereford breeder, active in the oil and gas production industry, and served many years on the board of directors for Calhoun County Bank. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Donald Poe Gunn and wife Sherry of Mt. Zion; one granddaughter, Dayna Gunn of Easton, Md.; one sister, Eloise Divers of Grantsville; two step-grandchildren, Eric Thompson and Kelly Little, both of Grantsville; and one step-grandchild, Ryan Little of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vonda Gunn, and two brothers, Forest and Dale Gunn.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2007

FENTON ALBERT GUNN

Fenton Albert "Pete" Gunn, 77, of Wadsworth, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 12, 2007, at Akron General Medical Center.

He was born in Mt. Zion, the son of the late Carr H. and Rhoda Ann Hamrick Gunn. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Barefoot Sole after 40 years and was a member of Grace And Truth Church, American Legion, Wads-worth Hunting Club and Wadsworth Senior Center.

Surviving are his wife, Ada Lowe Gunn, whom he married on Aug. 16, 1953; one brother, Leon Hosey of Doylestown, Ohio; two sisters, Macel Rutledge of South Haven, Miss., and Bertha Gainer of Big Springs; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were held at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, Seville, Ohio, with Pastor Rick Colelli of Grace And Truth Church and Pastor Wayne LaFollette officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2006

PAULINE MOORE GUNN

Pauline Moore Gunn, 82, of Grantsville, died Friday, June 2, 2006, at Morgantown.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Eva Parsons Moore. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and a former owner of Moore's Esso Station, Mt. Zion. She was a caregiver for many members of her community.

Surviving are two daughters, Loretta Smith of Reedy and Patsy Arnold of Spencer; one son, Lonnie Gunn of Huntington; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 December 2002

CANTON REPOPSITORY (OHIO) FRI JAN 30, 1998 B4

ROBERT D. GUNN

Robert D. Gunn, age 64, of Jackson Twp., passed away suddenly at his residence following a brief heart-related illness. He was born in Calhoun Co., WV, on Feb 26, 1933, and had been in heavy equipment sales in the local area for over 35 years, planning on retirement from the Ohio Machinery Co., in February. Bob was also very active at the Church of the Lakes, United Methodist in the capacity of usher, trustee and was currently serving on the Building Committee. Survived by his loving wife, Lila Jean (Shingleton) Gunn; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Eric and Johanna of Jackson Twp.,and Brian Scott and Lori of North Canton and their children, Meghann, Kaitlynn, Joshua and Lauryann; daughter and son-in-law, Beth Ann and Todd Washburn of Texas and their children, Todd Robert and Zachary; sisters Emma Johnson of Virginia, Bettie J. of West Virginia and Edna Fowler of Amherst, Ohio; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Elizabeth M. (Gunn) McIntyre; brother Edward A. Gunn; half brothers Poe, Carl, and Clark; sister Eleanor; several brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday in the Church of the Lakes United Methodist with Pastor Bryan George officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sunset Hills, Memory Gardens.

Friends may call at the Karlo-Feucht Funeral Home 5000 Everhard Rd NW, Saturday 2-4-and 7-9 and one hour before services Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Lakes Building Fund, 5944 Fulton Dr. Canton 44718

(Janet Kelch)


VONDA GUNN

Vonda Holpp Gunn, 82, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after a struggle with cancer.

She was born in Yellow Creek, the daughter of the late Frank and Etta Haught Holpp. She taught school for a number of years, beginning in a one-room school on Pine Creek and ending her teaching career at Calhoun County High School, and retiring as Director of Federal Programs for the Calhoun County School System.

She was longtime chairperson of Mt. Zion Community Park and an active member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, serving as church treasurer for over 40 years. She had also held offices on the Church Administrative Council, United Methodist Women and Calhoun Cooperative Parish.

She was active in the Democratic Party and was former chairperson of the Calhoun County Democratic Executive Committee. She had helped her husband in the store business at Mt. Zion for many years, was active in Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, and served as a member of the board of directors of Calhoun Banks.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Gunn; one son, Donald Poe Gunn; one sister, Fern Weaver; one brother, Lewis Holpp of Parkersburg; much loved granddaughter, Dayna Lynn; daughter-in-law, Sherry Gunn; two step-grandchildren, Eric Thompson and Kelly Little; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 April 2009

WANDA GERALDINE GUMM

Wanda Geraldine Gumm, 91, of Harrisville, died Monday, Apr. 6, 2009, at Oak Pointe Care Center, Baltic, Ohio.

She was born at Eva, the daughter of the late John Thomas and Stella Stanley Frederick.

She worked for Economy Industries, Harrisville, for over 30 years and was a mail carrier for nine years. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Church.

Surviving are four sons, Ray Gumm and wife Norma Jean of Grantsville, James Raymond Gumm and wife Barbara of Macfarlan, Reginal Garry Gumm and wife Dora Jean of Mineral Wells and Larry Charles Gumm and wife Carolyn of Harrisville; one daughter, Lois E. McFarland and husband Ed of Macfarlan; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orda C. Gumm; three brothers; four sisters; and one granddaughter.

Services were held at Hardman Chapel, Smithville, with Pastor Raymond Gumm officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


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