"H" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDITH HAAG

3/4/1999

Edith Haag, 84, of Sand Ridge, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Roane General Hospital. She was born at Sycamore, the daughter of the late Emery and Maud Poling Cutlip. She was retired from General Motors Corp. and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Arthur M. Haag; one son, James D. Stump of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Lana Dennis of Elyria, Ohio, and Kerri Hall of Louisville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Eloise B. Furry, two sisters, and one brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/21/1994

ICIE M. HAAG

Icie Marie McTheney Haag, 64, of Dille, died Monday, July 11, 1994, at Summersville Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are husband, Perry Haag; sons, Ronald, Robert, John and Paul, all of Rittman, Ohio; daughters, Wanda Belt and Rebecca Patterson, both of Birch River, Sandra Salisbury of Swandale, Brenda Patterson of Mt. Airy, N.C., Barbara Taylor of Virginia Beach, Va., and Dorothy Hudgins of Norfolk, Va.; brothers, David and Dorsel McTheney of Creston, Ohio; sisters, Letty Jane Kennedy of Russellville, Ala., Mary Taylor of Creston, and Genevie Nicholas of East Lake, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with Rev. David Adams officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/10/1994

HAZEL HADDOX

Rev. Hazel Haddox, 93, of Big Bend, died Monday, Oct. 31, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

She was born at Freed, a daughter of the late William H. and Lena Shimer Snider. She was founder and member of Spruce Hollow Community Church, where she served as minister for 41 years.

Surviving are one son, Tona H. Haddox, Jr., of Big Bend; two daughters, Olive Buskirk of Parkersburg and Venice Goff of Clarksburg; one sister, Alta Duncan of Massillon, Ohio; two brothers, Bernard Snider of Newport and Colvin Snider of Mesa, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tona H. Haddox, Sr., in 1977; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Spruce Hollow Community Church, Big Bend, with Rev. Randy Wilson and Rev. Harvey Greathouse officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LORRAINE S. HADDOX

3/19/1998

Lorraine S. Haddox, 83, of Belleville, formerly of Big Springs, died Sunday, Mar. 15, 1998, at Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Division.

She was born in Freed, a daughter of the late Frank A. and Effie L. Smith Morrison. She was a homemaker and a member of Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are her stepmother, Blondina Morrison of Summersville; two daughters, Janice Farren of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Alice Harold of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one son, Victor D. Haddox of Belleville; one sister, Lottie Moreland of Parkersburg; two brothers, J. P. Morrison of Big Springs and Jep Morrison of Parkersburg; one half-sister, Eloise Robinson of Summersville; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Haddox in 1979; one daughter, Karen Sue Nichols in 1997; one grandchild; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Saunders Cemetery near Big Springs. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - December 27, 1999

TONA H. HADDOX

Tona H. Haddox, 75, of Big Bend, Calhoun County, died Dec. 24, 1999, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a former employee of the state Division of Highways and a member of DAV and VFW Post 15, Parkersburg.

Surviving: daughters, Janette Yoak of Big Bend, Christine Richards of Big Springs; sisters, Olive Buskirk of Parkersburg, Bernice Goff of Clarksburg; three grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Spruce Hollow Community Church, Big Bend, with the Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000

TONA HADDOX

Tona H. Haddox, 75, of Big Bend, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late Tona and Hazel Snider Haddox. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways and was a member of Disabled Veterans of America and VFW Post 15, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two daughters, Janett Yoak of Big Bend and Christine Richards of Big Springs; two sisters, Olive Buskirk of Parkersburg and Bernice Goff of Clarksburg; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Spruce Hollow Community Church, Big Bend, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/3/1996

ALICE V. HAERTSCH

Alice Virginia Haertsch, 94, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Sept. 27, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Big Bend, a daughter of the late Peter and Sarah Haverty Greathouse. She was a retired beautician and a volunteer at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a member of 36th Street Church of Christ, Vienna. Surviving are two nieces, Marjorie Young of Whitewater, Wisc., and Martha Fauber of Bossier City, La.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/13/1995

RUBY HALBERT

Ruby Frances Halbert, 90, of Charles McDaniel Resthome, Jacksonville, N.C., died Friday, Feb. 3, 1995, after an extended illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late John H. and Ester Goff Hayhurst. She was a former resident of Youngstown and Munday. She was a licensed practical nurse and was instrumental in the system of licensing practical nurses in Ohio.

Surviving are two sons, Roger E. Halbert of Jacksonville and Milton R. Halbert of Savannah, Ga.; one sister, June Smith of Jane Lew; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Halbert; one daughter, Renevaun Halbert; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Munday, with Rev. David L. Pierotti officiating. Burial was in Wolverton Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/21/1994

AMANDA GAE HALL

Amanda Gae Hall, 79, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, July 15, 1994, following a lengthy illness at Calhoun General Hospital.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Alec and Dora Laughlin Butler. She attended Fairview Church near Beech.

Surviving are two sons, Dana Hall of Millstone and Ross Hall of Akron; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hall; one daughter, June Nichols; one grandson; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/26/1994

CRISS A. HALL

Criss Hall, 79, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, May 18, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late J. W. and Ettie Clevenger Hall. He was the founder of Hall Dozer Co., which he operated until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of IOOF Lodge 246, Encampment 98, and Arnoldsburg Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Florence Laughlin Hall; one son, Stanley E. Hall of Millstone; three daughters, Carolyn Nester of Arnoldsburg, Linda Collins of Annamoriah and Kathy Westfall of Beaufort, S.C.; one half-brother, Charles Bailey of Oceana; one half-sister, Ruth Butler of Chloe; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Hall; and one brother, Floris Hall.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee and Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DARRELL R. HALL

3/11/1999

Darrell R. Hall, 66, of Millstone, died Friday, Mar. 5, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late P. Dewey and Daisy Burkhammer Hall. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an equipment operator in the pipeline construction industry and was a member of International Union of Operatine Engineers Local #132, Charleston.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, June Price Hall; two daughters, Sandra Marks and Debra McKown, both of Arnolds-burg; three sons, Tim and Ernie Hall, both of Arnoldsburg, and Mike Hall of Millstone; three sisters, Nancy Drake of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Connie Downs of Arnoldsburg and Greta Hall of Parkersburg; two brothers, Dean and Dale Hall, both of Arnolds-burg; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Loren Price officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DELORIS JEAN HALL

5/27/1999

Deloris Jean Bash Hall, 59, of Rosedale, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at home.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Cramer and Ersie Postalwait Shamblin.

Surviving are her husband, Chester Hall of Parkersburg; one son, Frederick Lee Bash of Rosedale; one daughter, Belinda Kelli Bennett of Rosedale; one sister, Emma Lou Dietenbeck of Glenville; one brother, Phillip Shamblin of Hornor; and four grand-children.

Services were held at Rosedale United Methodist Church, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DREXEL HALL

3/20/1997

Drexel E. Hall, 74, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Mar. 14, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Sand Ridge, a son of the late White and Euna Hall. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and vice president of Steer Heating & Cooling, Parkersburg. He was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Erma Stump Hall; one daughter, Hannah Gainer of Belpre, Ohio; one brother, Kenneth Hall of Sand Ridge; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Hall and Albert Hall; two sisters, Meryl Ferguson and Maxine Hall Myrtle; and an infant twin.

Services were held at Cedar Grove U.M. Church, with Rev. Timothy Waugh officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/2/1996

EDWARD HALL

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Hence and Ida Sherry Hall. He was a farmer, construction worker and a member of American Laborers Union 1085. He was a member of Otto Senior Citizens and Otto Advent Christian Church, Spencer, for more than 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Schreckengost Hall; three daughters, Phyllis Nichols of Elizabeth, Linda Nichols of Waterford and Dian Harper of Spencer, two sons, Paul Hall of Mineral Wells and Kenneth Hall of Spencer; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Freda Lemaster; three brothers, Marvin Hall, Freeman Hall and Vear Hall; and two half-brothers, William Hall and Cyrus Hall.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spen-cer, with Rev. John Ellison and Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

ELLA GRACE HALL

Ella Grace Hall, 55, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born at Island Run, Roane County, a daughter of Mabel M. Metz of Arnoldsburg, and the late Vear Metz. She was a former employee of Kellwood Co. and Norris Industries, Spencer.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Donald R. Hall; two sons, Michael Mace of Arnoldsburg and Daniel Mace of Strasburg, Va.; two stepsons, Andy Hall and Ronald Hall, both of North Carolina; one stepdaughter, Lori Lyons of North Carolina; four sisters, Mary Butler and Emogene Bowers, both of Spencer, Elsie Hamrick of Clinton, Ohio, and Bertha Dyer of Jeffersonville, Ky.; one brother, Olen Metz of Millersburg, Ohio; two grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ERMA HALL

6/26/1997

Erma Hall, 80, of Stouts Mills, died Monday, June 23, 1997, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are three daughters, Geraldine Albright of Fairmont, Ernestine Hardman of Stouts Mills and Madeline Beall of Clinton, Ohio; one son, Virgil Ray Hall of Glenville; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Hall; and one grandson, David Hall.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Sand Fork Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/6/1996

FREER HALL, SR.

Freer Randal Hall, Sr., 74, of Cloverdale Community, St. Marys, died Friday, May 31, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Beech, a son of the late Doy and Bertha J. Price Hall.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II with the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops in Italy from 1944-1945. He retired in 1983 from Monongahela Power, Willow Island Power Station, as a shift supervisor after 36 years. He enjoyed playing bluegrass music and was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Virginia Dare Wallbrown Hall; five sons, Amos Richard "Dick" Hall, Roger Lee Hall and Jerry Edward Hall, all of St. Marys, Freer Randal Hall, Jr., of Palatine, Ill., and Alan Dale Hall of Williamstown; one daughter, Randa Dare Gregg of St. Marys; one brother, Harold B. Hall of Hartville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wade Hall and Ernest Hall.

Services were held at Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Rev. Chuck Boston officiating. Burial was in Cloverdale Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 November 1999

HERSEL 'BUSS' HALL

Hersel G. "Buss" Hall, 78, of Beaver Falls, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver, Pa.

He was bom in Amoldsburg, the son of the late Edwin WashinRton Hall and Matilda Jamina Adams Hall. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and an electrician for Babock & Wilcox Tubular Products Co., retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, United Croatian Club, New Brighton, Pa., and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Beaver Falls.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Rose Harris Hall; one son, Pete Hall of Landenberg, Pa.; four daughters, Mary Beth Whiting of Warren, Pa., Katie Cremeans of Beaver Falls, Jean Cavalier of Montgomery and Rosemary Burns of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two brothers, George Hall of Sissonville and Woodrow Hall of Millstone; one sister, Hazel Ayers of Parkersburg; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

Services were held in St. Philomena Catholic Church, College Hill, Beaver Falls, with Rev. Paul Savage officiating. Burieal was in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township, Pa. Full military honors were conducted by Beaver County Special Unit.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

IVA HALL

11/6/1997

Iva Hall, 98, of Spencer, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, in Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born at Orma, a daughter of the late Samuel and Flora Laughlin Greathouse. She was a homemaker and Protestant.

Surviving are two sons, Wheeler G. Hall and Edsel E. "Poncho" Hall, both of Spencer; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh W. Hall; two sons, Henry C. Hall and Euell P. Hall; one daughter, Fucie Keffer; five brothers; and one grandson.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Daniel R. Whited officiating. Burial was in Sandridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JOSHUA M. HALL

1/8/1998

Joshua Michael Hall, 11, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Danny Lee and Judith A. Greathouse Hall of Grantsville.

He was a fifth grader at Pleasant Hill Elementary, Grantsville, and attended Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor sports.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one sister, Jessica Hall of Grantsville; maternal grandmother, Goldie Greathouse of Grantsville; paternal grandmother, Madge Nicholas of Duck; paternal grandfather, Roscoe Hall of Spencer; step-grandmother, Patty Hall of Spencer; and paternal great-grandparents, Brice and Nell DeWeese of Arnoldsburg.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/12/1996

JUANITA K. HALL

Juanita K. Hall, 83, of Millstone, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, in Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Wait and Loretta Ball Mace. She was a Calhoun County Belle in 1984 and was a member of Arnoldsburg Home Extension Homemakers Club, Rebekah Lodge of Minnora, and Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are one son, Harry L. Vannoy of Parkersburg; and one granddaughter, Dorthea Vannoy of Bridgeport, Conn.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kester Vannoy; second husband, Albert D. Hall; and one sister, Wanda Nitz.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - Dec. 25, 1998

KENNETH C. HALL

Kenneth C. Hall, 91, of Sand Ridge, Calhoun County, died Dec. 24, 1998, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after a long illness.

He was a carpenter and attended Glenville State College. He received a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree from West Virginia University and attended the University of California. He was a retired schoolteacher for Calhoun County High School and a former agent for Board-Depue Realty, Spencer.

Surviving: sons, Timothy and Patrick, both of Sand Ridge; daughter, Margaret Jane Klemick of Morgantown; five grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with the Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LILA ELAINE HALL

1/21/1999

Lila Elaine Hall, 75, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness.

She was born in Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late Leo Harley Slider and Winifred Orpha Kelly Slider. She was raised in Calhoun County and graduated in 1940 from Calhoun County High School. She was past president of Oceana Women's Club and member of Eastern Star, Toneda Baptist Church, and Gideon's Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, James S. Hall; two daughters, Diane Wolfe of Seymour, Tenn., and Pam Worrell of Oceana; one son, Sam Hall of Beckley; two brothers, William D. Slider of El Paso, Tex., and James Michael Slider of Virginia Beach, Va.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Toneda Baptist Church with Rev. Dewight Stafford officiating. Entombment was in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/29/1995

NETTIE MAE HALL

Nettie Mae Hall, 85, of Beech, near Minnora, died Thursday, June 22, 1995, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after an extended illness.

She was born near Spencer, a daughter of the late Herman and Lillie Price Bower. She was a homemaker and attended Beech United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Darrell Hall of Parkersburg, Doyle Gene Hall of Spencer and Donald Hall of Arnoldsburg; one daughter, Helen Whytsell of Spencer; one sister, Hettie Shaffer of Grantsville; one half-brother, Verdon Boone of Florence, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Hall, in 1989.

Services were held at Beech United Methodist Church with Rev. Homer Hensley officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

PEARL HALL

12/3/1998

Pearl Hall, 81, of Norton, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Charles and Almeda Jarvis Houchin. She had been a resident of Norton for 62 years and was residing at Pleasantview Nursing Home, Barberton, Ohio.

Surviving are three sisters, Kathleen Sears of Norton, Ruby Smith of Orma and Jean Boggs of Big Springs; one brother, Rex Houchin of Minnora; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Laco Woodrow Hall, and three brothers, Chester, Garrett and Harley Houchin.

Services were held at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home, Doylestown, Ohio, with Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

REBECCA HALL

2/13/1997

Rebecca Ellen Hall, 91, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at Americare-Glenville. She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Maude Kerby Riggs. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three nieces, Madeline Wagoner, Barbara Church and Lola Moss, all of Arnoldsburg; and seven nephews, Donald Whytsell, Fred Whytsell, Jr., Frank Whytsell and Bennie Whytsell, all of Arnoldsburg, Ray Whytsell of Macedonia, Ohio, George Whytsell of Louisville, Ohio, and Richard Whytsell of West Salem, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Holly Hall. one son, Holly Sturm; three brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delbert L. Kerby officiating. Burial was in Mount Olive United Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JOHN M. HAMILTON

5/28/1998

Judge John M. Hamilton, 76, of 206 Elm St., Moorefield, died Saturday, Mar. 21, 1998, at his residence.

Born Dec. 12, 1921, in Grantsville, he was the son of the late George and Losie (Knotts) Hamilton. He also was preceded in death by one son and two brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy (Porter) Hamilton; one son, John Mark Hamilton; one daughter, Susan Hamilton Rogers; one brother; four sisters; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

Judge Hamilton was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Air Service during World War II and served in the Philippine Islands and other parts of the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church; member of Masonic Lodge, VFW, W.Va. Judicial Association, W.Va. Bar Association, and Hardy County Bar Association. He held Senior Judge Status in the State of West Virginia, and was a past president of Moorefield Lions Club.

Judge Hamilton received his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law in 1950, and held a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree. Before being elected as judge in 1976, he practiced law for several years as partner of the late Ralph J. Bean of Moorefield.

Although Judge Hamilton took his chosen life's work seriously, he never took himself too seriously. He told of an old boy he had in court that approached the bench after his case was completed. He leaned over the bench and said, "John, you sure look cute in that dress!"

His life can be summarized in three words: Family, God and Service. Few, if any conversations with Judge Hamilton failed to include his family and an inquiry about yours. He was proud of his family and showed a sincere concern about others. He cherished the old family values and respected people that shared the same values. He talked about his family in court and often mentioned his grandson, John Daniel, when he was making a point to prospective jurors.

Judge Hamilton was a devoutly religious man and he practiced his religion not only on Sundays but during the week in everything he said and did. Although he didn't carry religion on his shoulder like some mantel, it was obvious to anyone who knew him that he was a religious man. He didn't brag of his religion, but he also was not ashamed of it. In fact he felt so strongly about his beliefs, he always instructed prospective jurors concerning its importance.

He reminded them that their forefathers did not attempt to make or recognize any separation of religion from the State or governmental duties and that they specifically provided in both the Federal and State Constitutions that no elected officer of the government can serve in office until he first takes his oath of office and although the oath is administered by man (Clerk, etc.), it is taken to God. He would say: "So while we hear it freely proclaimed that Church and State (Courts) are separate, this is not now nor has it ever been true."

Although Family and God were an important part of who Judge Hamilton was, he will probably be best remembered for the service he provided to his fellowman. He served in the United States Navy, as Prosecuting Attorney for Hardy County for two terms, and as Judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit for 16 years. Since his retirement he had spent the last five years, two months, and 21 days as a Senior Status Judge and as a mediator.

He loved the law and respected the profession. Although he disagreed with some of the modern trends, such as lawyer advertising and the public disdain it engendered, he firmly believed that the practice of law was, is now and should always be, an honorable profession and he fostered this belief in the way he conducted himself and the way he treated lawyers who practiced before him.

He is what former President Teddy Roosevelt called a "Man of the Arena." As President Roosevelt once said:

"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause and who, if he fails, at least fails while bearing greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

Hopefully, each of us will commit to further the legacy that he left us of God, Family and Service to our fellowman.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/15/1996

NANCY L. HAMILTON

Nancy L. Hamilton, 51, of Oak Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 1996, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

She was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of Audrey Winter Hamilton of Vienna and the late William K. Hamilton of Calhoun County. She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, West Virginia University, Marshall University and Syracuse University. She was a music teacher at Fayetteville Elementary, Fayetteville, and previously taught at Green Cove Springs, Fla., Corning, N.Y., and West Virginia Tech, Montgomery. She was a member of Spade and Trowel Garden Club, Oak Hill, American Association of University Women, Beckley Community Chorus, Music Educators National Conference, and TOPS, and choir director at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Hill.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two sisters, Daphne Hamilton of Worcester, Mass., and Jennifer Hamilton of Altamont, N.Y.; one brother, Douglas Hamilton of Huntington; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Miss Hamilton's body was cremated.

Services were held at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Hill, with Rev. Frederick Beck officiating. Remains were buried at Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/31/1995

RICHARD HAMILTON

Dr. Richard Hamilton, 93, of St. Marys, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 1995, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late John M. and Minnie Cook Hamilton. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and Harvard Medical School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as a medical officer in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal and cluster, and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He established his medical practice in 1930, practicing in St. Marys for more than 50 years, and was instrumental in establishing the blood bank in Pleasants County as a member of the Red Cross. He was a member of American Medical Association, West Virginia Medical Association, Parkersburg Academy of Medicine, St. Marys Kiwanis Club, and Eureka Masonic Lodge 40, AF&AM, Grantsville. He received the Silver Buffalo and Silver Beaver for his work in the Boy Scouts of America, and was a member of St. Marys Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder.

Surviving are one son, Richard Hamilton of Denver; one daughter, Francis White of Cardif, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Douglas Hamilton, in 1990; 10 brothers; and four sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VICTOR HAMILTON, III

6/19/1997

Victor Hamilton III, 45, of Huntington, died Sunday, June 15, in a motorcycle accident near Haverhill, Scioto County, Ohio.

He was born in Wood County, a son of Victor and Helen K. Hamilton of Grantsville. He was a 1970 graduate of Calhoun County High School and received a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in 1974. He was director of news services for Marshall University. He was a former editor of the Braxton Democrat for three years, former director of information services for W.Va. State College, former writer for W.Va. Dept. of Highways and former director of public information for Alderson-Broaddus College for four years.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Pamela Casto Hamilton; one sister, Janet Coberly of Fairfax, Va.; and one brother, Roger Hamilton of Charleston.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Smith officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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VICTOR HAMILTON

2/26/1998

Longtime Grantsville attorney Victor Hamilton, 75, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Lorentz C. and Nelle Dodson Hamilton. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, having received two Bronze Stars, American Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal for his service in the China Theater.

He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1940 and from T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Va., in 1951. He began his law practice in Grantsville with his father, attorney Lorentz C. Hamilton. After his father's death, he continued his practice and became a noted civil litigant and trial lawyer in both state and federal courts. He served as prosecuting attorney, fiduciary commissioner, mental hygiene commissioner and special commissioner in Calhoun County. In 1988, he established the law firm of Hamilton and Morgan in which he remained active until his death. He was a member of the board of directors of Calhoun Banks and was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Hamilton; one daughter, Janet Coberly of Riyhadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; one son, Roger Hamilton of Charleston; one brother, Lorentz Carr Hamilton of Grantsville; and two grandchildren, Carolyn Hope and Theodore Coberly, both of Fairfax, Va. He was preceded in death by a son, Victor Hamilton III.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville. Visitation is from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church or to Calhoun County Library. [Publisher's Note: Victor Hamilton, "Vic" to his friends, and I both grew up on High Street, in Grantsville, and as young pups got into the usual degree of mischief (some unusual) in the passage of our early days. (To be more specific would be both possibly embarrassing and incriminating!) Many times I would stop in Vic's office to discuss some trivial legal matter, which would then lead into often long discussing other matters of no importance but harking to matters of great personal pleasure and laughter. I will miss him.CRM ]

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/13/1994

WILSON PAGE HAMILTON

Wilson Page Hamilton, formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1994, at Sycamore Hospital, Miamisburg, Ohio. He was the son of John M. and Minnie Cook Hamilton of Grantsville. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1926, and attended Glenville Normal School. After teaching school in Logan County, he entered West Virginia University and completed a five year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in 1934. In 1936 he graduated from University of Louisville with an MD degree. After internship, Dr. Hamilton practiced medicine in Grantsville for a year, during which he married Marjorie Avera of Germantown, Ohio. He left Grantsville and became public health medical officer of Marshall County and acted in the same capacity in Logan County for a short time. He entered Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and received an MDH degree. He returned to Logan County as public health officer until 1943, when he entered private practice in Chapmanville and remained there until his retirement in 1969. After five years in Florida, Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton returned to Germantown where Mrs. Hamilton died Feb. 18, 1984.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan, who married Ed Bobbs and lives in Jackson, Ill.; a son, James Page Hamilton, who retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 1989; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

THEDA HAMMER

4/8/1999

Theda V. Hammer, 80, of Jesterville Road, Parkersburg, died Thursday, Apr. 1, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Freed, a daughter of the late Leonard and Arzanna Freed Mathess. She was a homemaker and a member of Summit Valley United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Martin V. Hammer, three daugh-ters, Edwanna Dillon of Parkersburg, Joyce Gherke of Vienna and Evonne Hickenbottom of Williamstown; three sons, Olan D. Ham-mer, Argyle Hammer and Larry V. Hammer, all of Parkersburg; one sister, Lenora Fields of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Estel Mathess of Parkersburg; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen McHenry and Leona Gill; one brother, Henry Stanton Mathess; and one grandson, Olan Douglas Hammer.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jeff Nolte officiating. Burial was in Harper Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/15/1996

FRANK B. HAMRICK

Frank Ballard Hamrick, 59, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, at Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Grantsville, son of the late Morgan Tamblyn "Hick" Hamrick and Edith Smith Hamrick. His father was principal and coach at Calhoun County High School at the time.

He graduated from Stonewall-Jackson High School, Charles-ton, in 1954. He attended W.Va. Wesleyan College where he was a member of Kappa Alpha order. He graduated from Morris Harvey College, Charleston, and received a degree in civil engineering from W.Va. Tech. He also attended WVU, Charleston Campus. He worked as a design engineer for W.Va. Dept. of Highways for many years. He was a member of 150th Armored Calvary Regiment of W.Va. National Guard, serving active duty during the 1961-62 Berlin/Cuba Crisis. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Charleston, John Bawley American Legion Post 20, Charleston, and a DeMoley.

He is survived by two aunts, Mary Elizabeth Jones and Margaret Deem of Pennsboro, and several cousins.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Sunset Garden Memorial Park, Charleston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/19/1995

RUSSELL D. HAMRICK

Russell D. Hamrick, 70, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Orma, died Monday, Jan. 9, 1995, at his sister's residence in Lakeland, Fla., after a brief illness.

He was born in Orma, a son of the late John Kyle and Zana Parsons Hamrick. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired railroad inspector. He was a two-year resident of Sebring, and was formerly of Spokane, Wash. He was a Mason, a member of Scottish Rite, Shrine, American Legion, and Christian Missionary Alliance, Sebring.

Surviving are his wife, Carmen Hamilton Hamrick; two daughters, Rita Orich of Kenton, Ohio, and Judy Sanchez of Hammond, Ind.; one sister, Murlene Morris of Lakeland; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Madeline Boren; and one brother, Ruffner Hamrick.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church, Orma, with Rev. James Moss officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery, with Masonic rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/10/1994

MARY F. HANEY

Mary F. Haney, 94, of Mineral Wells, died Monday, Feb. 7, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Ella Rice Criss. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Haney of Parkersburg, and Fred Haney of Belpre; two daughters, Marjorie Thorn of Parkersburg and Mary M. "Madeline" Crawford of Morgan Hill, Calif.; two grandsons; five granddaughters, 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, William Criss and Raymond Criss, both of Vienna, and Woodrow Criss of Grantsville; and four sisters, Edith Knight of Big Bend, Ellaodean Barnes, Marie Dotson, and Emogene Anderson, all of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil S. Haney, in 1984; two brothers; two sisters; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. David Brooks officiating, and burial to be in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron, Oh.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/24/1994

VIOLET HANEY

Violet Haney, 76, died Saturday, Mar. 12, 1994, at Wadsworth Health Care Center, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Creston, a daughter of the late Asa and Florence, she is survived by sisters, Maxine Hartman of Wadsworth and Sylvia Headley of Elizabeth; several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, Wadsworth, Ohio, with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial was in Greentown Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

TISHIE HANNAH

1/7/1999

Tishie E. Hannah, 65, of Chloe, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Roane General Hospital, following a brief illnesr.

She was born in Braxton County and attended Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Doy Gene Hannah of Grantsville, Junior Lee Hannah of Marathon, Fla., and Jerry Hannah of Chloe; two daughters, Shirley Lenn Philipps of Grantsville and Beverly Ann Conley of Chloe; two sisters, Bessie Keener of Chloe and Gertrude Workman of Rittman, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating. Burial was in Duffield Cemetery, Ivydale.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/7/1994

EULAH HARDEN

Eulah Harden, 86, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Mar. 28, 1994, at Parkview Health Care Center after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Madison and Mae Carpenter Leach. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Grantsville.

Surviving are one granddaughter, Darlene Fallon of Pt. Pleasant; one grandson, Seth Avery Fallon of Pt. Pleasant; two sisters, Edna Hickman of Pineville and Ethel Slider of Beckley; and two brothers, Hatzel Leach of Millstone and Orville Leach of Mt. Zion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Harden, in 1967; twin daughters, Bernadine Harden, in 1928, and Geraldine Barnes, in 1991; and two brothers, Burton Leach and Paul Leach.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 February 2000

RONZEL HARDMAN

Ronzel K. Hardman, 64, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Franklin and Artie Cunningham Hardman.

Surviving are two sons, James Hardman of Grantsville and Frankie Hardman of Mt. Zion; four daughters, Christina Hardman of Arnoldsburg, Barbara Hardman of Grantsville, Rhonda McCullough of Elyria, Ohio, and Brenda Smith of Mineral Wells; two brothers, George Hardman of Grantsville and Tom Hardman of Tennessee; four sisters, Alta Richards of Winder, Ga., Kate Richards of Big Springs, Armett Schedl of Warren, Ohio, and Jean Smith of Cortland, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and former wife, Naomi Hardman of Mt. Zion.

He was preceded in death by one infant son; four sisters, Betty Dye, Bell Hardman, Norrna-Hardman and Audrey Hardman; and two brothers, Francis Junior Hardman and Freeman Hardman.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, witty Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Big Springs Cemetery. Visitation is II a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday.

(Larry Heffner)


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CONNIE HAROLD

12/24/1998

Connie M. Harold, 64, of Tallmadge, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998.

She was born in Medina County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Guy and Mae Burkett. She retired from the Board of Education after 23 years of service as a librarian at McEbright Elementary, and was a member of First Church of God, Tallmadge.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Orvel; two daughters, Helena Goodrich of Mt. Zion and Guylene Harold of North Olmstead, Ohio; one son, Edward L. Harold of Indiana; four grand-children, Jeff Goodrich, Jennifer Jett, and Katie and Sydney Harold; great-grandchildren, Justin Price, Jeffrey Goodrich II, and Kendra and Kaylea Jett; special nephew, James; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services were held at Eckard-Baldwin Sanctuary Chapel, Akron, Ohio, with Pastor John C. Phillips and Pastor Ken Webb officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park. Donations can be made to First Church of God, 464 Northeast Ave., Tallmadge, OH 44278.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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ELSIE MAE HAROLD

1/22/1998

Elsie Mae Harold, 81, of Stringtown Community, Mannington, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born in Gip, a daughter of the late Fred and Janie Elizabeth Cottrill White.

She retired from Fairmont General Hospital in 1981 after 33 years of service. She was a member of Marion County Senior Citizens Travel Club and of AFL/CIO Local #550. She attended Stringtown United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Joan Hayes and Janice Hill, both of Mannington, Karen Martin of Fairmont and Nancy Barker of Fairview; one son, Samuel D. Harold of Sharpsburg, Md.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including Helena Goodrich of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Dona Vaughan of Front Royal, Va., and Ronnie McCumbers of Nicut; and a close friend, Charlotte Lapinsky of Rachel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl S. "Shorty" Harold; one daugher, Doris Jean Harold; one grandson, Timothy Lynn Hayes; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Masters Funeral Home, Mannington, with Rev. E. Gerald Gray officiating. Burial was in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOHN M. HAROLD

7/15/1999

John M. Harold, 67, of Newton, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at his residence. He was born in Uler, Roane County, the son of the late Homer John and Oeta Mae Truman Harold. He was a farmer, former pipefitter and mail carrier, and was a member of the former Uler United Methodist Church. He was a bluegrass and gospel musician and was a lifelong resident of Roane County.

Surviving are his wife, Dixie L. Wilmoth Harold; two daugh-ters, Betsy Kuhl of Spencer and Brenda Lowe of Hickory, N.C.; two sons, Randall J. Harold of Chloe and Gary D. Harold of Newton; one sister, Elwanda Conley of Newton; and five grand-children, Kimberly Harold, Hannah Vineyard, Robbie Vineyard, Erika Harold and Leah Harold.

In was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Harold.

Services will be held Thursday, July 15, 11 a.m., at Harold Cemetery, Uler, with Rev. John Smith officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Memorial contributions may be made to Harold Cemetery, c/o Maxine Smith, treasurer, 11277 Clay Road, Newton, WV 25266.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/17/1994

VELVA HARPER

Velva Harper, 82, of Spencer, died Monday, Nov. 7, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Spencer, a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Olive Bell Alvis McMullen. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Roane County resident. She attended Spencer Advent Christian Church.

Surviving are seven daughters, Lucille McCune of Parkersburg, Barbara Jarvis of Grantsville, Patsy Darden of Starke, Fla., Katherine Harper and Georgia Wilson, both of Spencer, Betty Rohr of Buckhannon and Jackie O'Brien of Santa Fe, Tex.; seven sons, Robert Russell Harper, Jim Harper, Clemmie Harper, Mikel Harper and Richard Harper, all of Spencer, Danny Harper of Reedy and David Harper of Summersville, 31 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Harper, in 1989; one son Glen Harper; four brothers, Charles McMullen, Andrew McMullen, John McMullen and Russell McMullen; and one sister, Delphia McMullen James.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John W. Bowen officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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ANNA HARRIS

11/26/1998

Anna Harris, 94, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, at South Broadway Nursing Home.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Bud and Lora Barr Starkey. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene, New Philadelphia.

Surviving are a niece, Wanda Wright, who took care of her, and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Harris, in 1973; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Naylor Funeral Home, New Philadel-phia, with Rev. Terry Kidd officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/17/1994

BETTY I. HARRIS

Betty I. Harris, 58, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Mar. 7, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illenss.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of Arthur J. Deuley of Grantsville and the late Thelma Westfall Deuley. She was a former employee of Calhoun County Committee on Aging and was a member of Lower Run Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Carl A. Harris; one daughter, Carlene M. Dunmore of Jolon, Calif.; four sons, Otis R. Harris of Stumptown, James A. Harris and Kenneth Harris, both of Grantsville, and Jason S. Harris of the home; one sister, Wanda Knotts of Orma; three brothers, Howard Scott Deuley of Cedarville, Gerald Deuley of Mt. Zion, and Arthur J. Deuley, Jr., of Grantsville; and five grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/18/1996

DELPHA HARRIS

Delpha Harris, 96, of Stumptown, Mikes Run Community, died Monday, July 8, 1996, at her daughters residence, Petroleum.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Jenkins Dobbins. She taught school in Calhoun County, was a former cook for Calhoun County Board of Education and was a member of Rush Run Extension Homemakers and Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Kenneth "Mike" Harris and Clarence Harris, both of Stumptown, and Sam Harris and Alva Harris, both of Grafton, Ohio; seven daughters, Betty McCune and Minnie Stalnaker, both of Grafton, Deloris Lyons of Brunswick, Ohio, Carolyn Morton of Harrisville, Nellie Settle of Petroleum and Lyda Harris and Lou Miller, both of Stumptown; 18 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Harris; one daughter, and one sister.

Services were held at Rush Run Baptist. Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/23/1994

FRANKIE W. HARRIS

Frankie W. Harris, 63, of Grantsville, died Friday, June 17, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Sisco and Ethel Stanley Eddy. She was a homemaker and attended Victory Baptist Church in Grantsville.

Surviving are one foster son, Leonard Powell of Grantsville; two sisters, Cora Kincaid of Smithville and Violet Stanley of Massillon, Ohio; and one brother, William S. Eddy of San Antonio, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burdell Harris; three brothers; and two sisters. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GEORGE L. HARRIS

4/3/1997

George L. Harris, 62, of Wooster, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, Mar. 25, 1997, at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late George Dallas and Edith Louise Starcher Harris. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of Full Gospel Church, Canal Fulton, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Emilie Leach Harris of Wooster; four daughters, Kathlene Harris, Audrey Smith and Phyllis Vannoy, all of Mt. Zion, and Janet Donahue of Wooster; two sons, Roger Harris and Jimmy Harris, both of Wooster; two half-sisters. Virginia Vance of Orrville, Ohio, and Marie Short of Wooster; two stepbrothers, Dallas May of Morgantown and Staciel Fox of Wooster; 13 grandchildren; and one stepgrandson.

He was preceded in death by three half-brothers and one half-sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Joe Dillon officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KENNETH HARRIS

3/13/1997

Kenneth 'Mike' Harris, 73, of Stumptown, died Sunday, Mar. 2, 1997, at Steer Creek.

He was born in Stumptown, a son of the late Alva and Delpha Dobbins Harris. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Larson Consolidated Corp., Grafton, Ohio. He was a member of Rush Run Homemakers Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 200, Charleston, Buckwheat Pickers Bluegrass and Gospel Band of Grafton, Harris Family Gospel Singers, and Traditional Bluegrass Gospel Band of Grafton. He was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown. where he served as deacon and assistant Sunday School teacher.

Surviving ate his wife of 45 years, Virgie Minney Harris of Stumptown; one son, Kenny Harris of Stumptown; one daughter, Kathy Bishop of Columbus, Ga.; seven sisters, Betty McCune of Grafton, Jean Lyons of Brunswick, Ohio, Minnie Stalnaker of LaGrange, Ohio, Nellie Settle of Petroleum, Sue Morton of Harrisville, and Lyda Harris and Lou Miller, both of Stumptown; and three brothers, Clarence Harris of Spencer, and Alva Harris and Sam Harris, both of Grafton.

Services were held at Rush Run Baptist Church, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RONZEL "RONNIE" HARRIS

4/23/1998

Ronzel Joe "Ronnie" Harris, 56, of Barnes Run died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Apr. 15, 1998.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Sarah Richards Harris of Grantsville and the late Harley Harris. He was a former mayor of Grantsville and a member of Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept., Grantsville Lions Club, and Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur. He was an employee of Henkels & McCoy, and a former employee of B.F. Goodrich and of Kellwood Co., Spencer.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Dottie Stull Harris; one daughter, Angelia Kay Slider of Mt. Zion; five brothers, Donald Ray Harris and Eddie Harris, both of Grantsville, Harley Gail Harris of Big Bend, Clyde Harris of North Carolina and Bernard Harris of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Carol Wine of Mt. Zion and Bonnie Lemley of Grantsville; two grandsons; and one step-grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee and Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Hur.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

SANDRA M. HARRIS

4/30/1998

Sandra M. Harris, 35, of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Apr. 24, at her residence.

She was born in Gassaway, a daughter of Ruby Hardman of Greensboro and the late Buddy A. Hardman. She was employed by Access Financial Services, Jamestown, N.C.

Surviving in addition to her mother is one brother, Arland Hardman of Greensboro.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Curtis Mitchell officiating, and burial in Turner Cemetery, Lockney.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/13/1994

HAZEL MAE HARRISON

Hazel Mae Harrison, 76, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Jan. 7, 1994, at her residence of an apparent heart attack.

She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Francis Lemon Harper. She retired from PMC Corp. in 1974 after 36 years of service. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, where she was active in the Mission Circle.

Surviving are one son, Jack Harrison of Parkersburg; two daughters, Patsy S. Park and Gloris M. Bungard, both of Walker; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Harrison; and two brothers, Howard E. Harper and Harry Harper.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Charles Barr and Rev. John McGary officiating. Burial was in Skidmore Cemetery, Dallison.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/30/1995

GEORGE W. HARSHMAN

George W. Hashman, 78, formerly of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995, at Eldercare of Ripley after an extended illness.

He was born in Ritchie County and was a lifelong farmer. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Estella Hedrick Hashman of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Diana McKay of Mt. Zion; one sister, Betty Shears of Cleveland; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Donald E. Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery, Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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LORA M. HATHAWAY

10/15/98

Lora M. Hathaway 80, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following a short illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Robert M. and Hilda Gherke Shock. She was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one brother, Darrell Shock of Sand Ridge; four sisters, Marlene Illyn of Milford, Conn., Ruby Shock of Sand Ridge, Rita Stewart of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Grace Meincke of Daytona, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Bethanie and Shawn Shock, both of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira "Doc" Hathaway; one son, Robert L. Shock; two brothers, Dennis and Denzil Shock; and two sisters, Arlena Jones and Edith Paquet.Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jack Stump and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating, and burial in Shock Family Cemetery near Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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TENNIE N. HATHAWAY

1/15/1998

Tennie N. Hathaway, 90, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Savannah, Tenn., a daughter of the late Saul and Nancy Jane Brewer. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Emogene D. Hupp of Parkersburg and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral B. Hathaway; and two sons, Eugene Hathaway and Leon Hathaway.

Services were held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, with Rev. Glendon McKee and Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/22/1994

BOYD HARTSHORN

Boyd Hartshorn, 70, of Russett, died Friday, Dec. 16, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Everett and Josie Sturm Hartshorn. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific on the USS Honolulu. He retired from Pennzoil Co. and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife Dorma A. Miller Hartshorn; four sons, Lyle Hartshorn and Kevin Hartshorn, both of Grantsville, Colin Hartshorn of Shock and Gary Hartshorn of Munday; a daughter, Carol Collins of Petroleum; three brothers, Ernest Hartshorn and Glen Hartshorn, both of Grantsville, and Earl Hartshorn of Bolt; a sister, Elah Gainer of Grantsville; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dayton Hartshorn, and a sister, Ellanee Hartshorn. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Gene Miller officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/2/1994

DAYTON HARTSHORN

Dayton Hartshorn, 71, Hyattsville, Md., formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, May 26, 1994, at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Everett and Josie Sturm Hartshorn. He was a 1941 Calhoun High School graduate, and was retired from Bell Telephone Co. of Maryland. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Lorranie Robinson Hartshorn; two daughters, Darlene Reichard of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Norma Webber of Charlotte Hall, Md.; one son, Stephen P. Hartshorn of Hyattsville; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ernest Hartshorn, Glen Hartshorn and Boyd Hartshorn, all of Grantsville, and Earl Hartshorn of Bolt, W. Va.; one sister, Elah Gainer of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery, with graveside visitation. Francis Gasch's Sons Funeral Home, Hyattsville, handled arrangements.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/1/1994

OSIE J. HATFIELD

Osie J. Hatfield, 91, of Harrisville, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 1994, at Millsboro Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del.

She was born in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Virgil and Lizzie Border Turner. She was a 50-year member of Harrisville Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Wayne Hatfield of South Hills, Calif., Henry Hatfield of Grafton, James Hatfield of Parkersburg, and Harold "Bill" Hatfield of Millsboro; one daughter, Eunice McKinley of Salsburg, Md.; one sister, Mary Deem of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell W. Hatfield; and two brothers.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Don Flanigan officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Harrisville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

AUDY D. HATHAWAY

1/16/1997

Audy D. Hathaway, 82, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Curtis and Hattie Bennett Hathaway. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Germany. He was a former auto mechanic and truck driver and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Amy Powell Hathaway of Grantsville; one son, Larry Hathaway of Clarksburg; three sisters, Pearl Vanhorn and Churl Scott, both of Big Springs, and Dixie Gregg of Warwick, Ohio; two brothers, Darrell Hathaway of Parkersburg and Charles Hathaway of Weston; and three grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/4/1996

BARBARA A. HATHAWAY

Barbara A. Hathaway, 62, of Palestine, died Thursday, Mar. 28, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.

She was born in Millstone, a daughter of Eda Wilson Stalnaker of Williamstown and the late William A. Stalnaker. She was a 1952 Calhoun County High School graduate and attended Roane-Jackson Vo-Tech Center where she became a certified nursing assistant.

She was a certified emergency medical technician and volunteered for Roane County Emergency Medical Services and Wirt County Emergency Medical Services. She was co-owner of B and K Furniture of Elizabeth and Newark and was a member of Wirt County Republican Executive Committee. She was founding president of Wirt County Republican Woman's Club and a member of Wirt County activity planning committee for West Virginia Homecoming '96. She also served on various parade committees in Elizabeth and attended Elizabeth Baptist Fellowship.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 41 years, Frank D. Hathaway; three sons, Timothy D. Hathaway, Terrance F. Hathaway and Richard G. Hathaway, all of Parkers-burg; one daughter, Kimberly K. Hathaway of Palestine; one brother, Larry Stalnaker of Williamstown; one sister, Beverly Jordan of Leon; 10 grandchildren; several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William B. Stalnaker in 1986.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Gladson Grim officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Reedy.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/23/1995

EUGENE C. HATHAWAY

Eugene C. Hathaway, 67, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1995. He retired from Goodyear Aerospace in 1988 with 34 years service. He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Amos Englebeck Lodge 751.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Helen; two sons, Glenn (Wendy) of Milledgeville, Ga., and Gordon (Tracy) of Ravenna, Ohio; three daughters, Faye (Ted) Lawson of Bristol, Va., and Judy (Roy) Poe and Pamela (Mark) VanLieu, all of Akron; daughter-in-law, Linda Hathaway of Akron; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother, Tennie Hathaway of Akron; and sister, Emogene (Eugene) Hupp of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joe; father, Oral B. Hathaway; and brother, Leon.

Services were held at Hopkins Funeral Home, with Pastor John Kinser officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/23/1995

OLIS HATHAWAY

Olis Hathaway, 80, of Mt. Vernon, died Wednesday, Mar. 15, 1995, at Knox Community Hospital, Mt. Vernon, after an extended illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of Sida and Matilda Summers Hathaway. He had been a Mt. Vernon resident since 1959 and retired in 1980 from Weyerhaeuser Co., Mt. Vernon, after 32 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, where he was a member of Altiora Sunday School Class. He was a member of Harvest Years Club and Union Local 535 at Weyerhaeuser.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Mary Elizabeth Fogle Hathaway; two daughters, Helen L. Parrott of Porter, Tex., and Ruth Ann Owens of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Homer Hathaway of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Snyder Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, with Rev. Neal Loch officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 February 2000

PHYLLIS HATHAWAY

Phyllis H. Hathaway, 83, of Lincoln, Neb., died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000.

She was born in Mankota, Minn., to Sidney Ray and Pearl Ada Lloyd Hinton. She was a graduate of University of Iowa, Iowa City, former employee of Community Children's Agency, Louisville, Ky., a homemaker and member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lincoln, for 50 years.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Frederick H. Hathaway, M.d., formerly of Calhoun County; one son, Frederick D. Hathaway, M.D., of Lincoln; one daughter, Sarah Ann Hathaway of Lincoln; and four grandchildren.

Private services were held. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROBERT HATHAWAY

5/6/1999

Robert A. Hathaway, 63, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Eulanee Stump Hathaway of Grantsville and the late Orvan Todd Hathaway.

Surviving in addition to his mother are four brothers and sisters-in-law, Carlton and Bonita Hathaway of Barlow, David and Lorene Hathaway of Elkview, Wes and Ethel Hathaway of Elizabeth and Ernest and Carol Hathaway of Vienna; and one sister, Loretta Hathaway of Parkersburg. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard W. Hathaway.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/26/1995

ROSCOE HATHAWAY

Roscoe Hathaway, 86, died Friday, Jan. 13, 1995, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, Ohio, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Grantsville and resided in the Wadsworth and Barberton area for 50 years. He was a pipefitter with Local 219, retiring in 1973. He was a faithful member of Akron Baptist Temple.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edna; sons and daughters-in-law, Denzil G. and Fran, Robert D. and Shirley, all of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Bill, Michele Tomon, Chris Miller, Bryan, Jayne Peterson, Tim and Carla Hathaway; great-grandchildren, Josh, Jessica, Jaime, Jennifer, Ricky, Bryan, Zack, Amber, Matthew, Alissa, Courtney, and Chelsea; and brothers, Olis of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Homer of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, Wadsworth, with Rev. Michael L. Nichols officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - January 10, 1998

TENNIE N. HATHAWAY

Tennie N. Hathaway, 90, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Jan. 8, 1998, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after a long illness.

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

Surviving: daughter, Emogene D. Hupp of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, near Grantsville, with the Rev. Glendon McKee and the Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 7/18/1911

WAITMAN T. W. HATHAWAY

It is with the deepest regret and sorrow that we chronicle the death of Master Waitman T. W. Hathaway, the two-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Hathaway, and the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Dye of this place.

The little fellow had recently contracted whooping cough, but was not considered in a dangerous condition until Saturday evening when a brain trouble developed, and early Sunday morning its little soul crossed the dark river, and its earthly agonies were o'er. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ware, at the home, after which a large number of people accompanied the remains to Bethlehem cemetery where they were laid to rest with appropriate ceremonies.

The Chronicle extends its sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones in their sad loss.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DAVID W. HAUGHT

9/11/1997

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Haught, formerly of Grantsville. He grew up and spent his early years in Grantsville.

He was a graduate of West Virginia University where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. He was a nuclear engineer with Bechtel Corp. before his retirement. He did early research on the Manhattan Project at University of Chicago and continued working in the domestic and international nuclear power industry. He was a member of Lee Road United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Edith Whitson Haught; two sons, John Ramsey Haught of Berkeley, Calif., and David Jeffrey Haught of London, England; and one sister, Juanita Willard of Sevierville, Tenn.

Services were held at Lee Road United Methodist Church.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/23/1995

ELLIOTT M. HAUGHT

Elliott M. Haught, 74, of Fremont, Calif., died Tuesday, Mar. 7, 1995.

He was born in Calhoun County, the only son of the late McClellan and Verna Elliott Haught. He was retired from Peterbilt.

Surviving are his wife, Yvonne S. Haught of Fremont; one son, Gregory Haught of Walnut Creek, Calif.; one daughter, Linda D. Haught of Los Gatos, Calif.; two sisters, Grace H. Stump of Millstone and Lena E. King of Olathe, Kan.; and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Laura Haught of Walnut Creek.

Memorial services and burial were in California.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

THELMA H. HAUGHT

11/5/98

Thelma Haught, 77, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, and was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Darrell Bower of Grantsville; two granddaughters, Barbara Taylor of Fairmont and Lisa Bower of Waynesbura, Pa.; two great-grandchildren, Woody and Ben Taylor; and one sister, Eva Owens of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Haught; an infant daughter; three sisters, Nona Garretson, Gladis Hickman and Minnie Owens; and three brothers, Morford Bower, James Bower and Delmas Bower.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/18/1996

DENVER HAVERTY

Denver Haverty, 82, of Mineral Wells, died Saturday, July 1996, in the emergency room of Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Charlie B. 0 and Amanda E. Bailey Haverty. He retired from DuPont with 26 years of service and was a former employee of American Viscose. He served with W.Va. National Guard, Spencer. He was a 50-year member of Beni Kedem Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Charleston and Jackson Chapter No. 48 R.A.M. of Ravenswood. He was a member of Boggs Fork Community Church, Roane County.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys V. Waggoner Haverty; one son, Paul Haverty of Mineral Wells; two brothers, Herbert Haverty of Parkersburg and Otto Haverty of Santee, Calif.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mineral Wells.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ELLA BELLE HAVERTY

6/19/1997

Ella Belle Haverty, 83, of Grantsville, died Friday, June 13, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Elmer and Letha Sturm Yeager. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilbert Haverty; two sisters, Scottie Bennett and Edith Boyce; and one brother, Jeff Elliott.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 November 1999

JACK HAVERTY

Jack Haverty, 80, of Munday, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Annamoriah, the son of the late Albert and Flora Basnett Haverty. He attended Belpre public schools and was a former member of Mt. Moriah Church, Annamoriah. He was a mechanic and operator of large construction equipment and was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 18, AFL-CIO, Parkersburg. He was a member of the U.S. Army during World War 11, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Surviving are one step-son, Donald V. Wilson and family of West Virginia; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Sprague Haverty, and three brothers.

Services were held at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Bud Combs officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/26/1996

CARL S. HAWKINS

Carl S. Hawkins, 71, of Grantsville, died Monday, Sept. 16, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Industrial, a son of the late Carl H. and Pearl Coffman Hawkins. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was employed by International Harvester Co.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Juanita Lewis Hawkins of Chicago; one daughter, Carolyn Perry of Vineland, N.J.; one sister, Carletta June McCohon of Florida; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, James William Hawkins; two brothers, Walter Hawkins and James Hawkins; and one sister, Ruth Williams.

Services were held at Greathouse Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, with Rev. James Feeney officiating. Burial was in Stonewall Park Cemetery, Stonewood.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/5/1996

EVON A. HAWKINS

Evon A. Hawkins, 68, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Aug. 30, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Nicut, a daughter of Maude Arnold Parsons of Mt. Zion and the late Vere Parsons. She was a homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Carolyn Flinn and Chris Blake, both of Wadsworth, Ohio; five sons, Junior Flinn of Portland, Ohio, Gary Flinn and Larry Flinn, both of Wadsworth, James Flinn and Bill Flinn, both of Anaheim, Calif.; one sister, Wilma Webb of Fayetteville; two brothers, Gordon Parsons of Downey, Calif., and Junior Parsons of Orange, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy Johnson; one sister, Inez Parsons; one brother, Bruce Parsons; and one grandchild, Avery Flinn.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating, and burial in King Cemetery near Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/17/1994

ERMA RUTH HAYES

Erma Ruth Hayes, 65, of Grove City, Ohio died Wednesday, November 2, 1994, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born February 3, 1929 in Gilmer County, the daughter of Atha Collins Smith Sayre of Springfield, Ohio and the late Clifford Kinley Smith. She was retired from Capital Machine Co., in Columbus, Ohio and was a member of Columbus First Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Paul D. Hayes; two daughters, Naomi (Mrs. Ron) Puttick and Pauletta (Mrs. Roger) Singell, both of Columbus; grandchildren, Erin Puttick, Devin Puttick and Matthew Singell of Columbus; sisters, Ellouise Pritchett of Washington, Blenda George of Kentucky, and Anita Welch of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; stepfather, Bert Sayre of Springfield, Ohio; stepbrothers, Nick Sayre of California, and Bill Sayre of Springfield; many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and friends, including an aunt, Hazel Knotts, of Stumptown.

Services were held at Columbus First Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Edwin Hayes officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/11/1996

DELTA HAYHURST

Delta Hayhurst, 81, of Clarksburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, July 7, 1996, at Meadowview Manor, Clarksburg.

She was, born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Laymon and Mary Smith Godfrey. She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Surviving are one daughter, Jo Ann Nicholas of Jane Lew; one son, Richard Hayhurst of Gauley Bridge; one sister, Wanda Kelley of Grantsville; three brothers, Dolin Godfrey, Junior Godfrey and Donald Godfrey, all of Grantsville; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hayhurst; one infant son, Hoyt Neal Hayhurst; two sisters, Elanor Godfrey and Gladys Hopkins; and two brothers, Clifford Godfrey and Paul Godfrey.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ERLESS HAYHURST

9/18/1997

Erless Bell Gherke Hayhurst, 91, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at Americare Arlington, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Rev. Michael S. and Nellie Knotts Gherke. She lived in Calhoun County all her life and was a homemaker. She worked as a clerk in Dalton Dept. Store, Grantsville, for many years and served on the Grantsville Town Council. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville

Surviving are three sons, Herbert Gail Hayhurst of Bartlett, Ohio, Ernest Hayhurst of Raleigh, N.C., and Kyle Hayhurst of Washington; two daughters, Carolyn Collins of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Junell Vannoy of Mineral Wells; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert J. Hayhurst; one granddaughter, Tina Sue Vannoy; three brothers, Wayland Gherke, Whitt Gherke and Carlos Gherke; and one sister, Aleen Farrell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville. Memorial contributions can be sent to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 237, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ESTA E. HAYHURST

11/5/1998

Esta H. Hayhurst, 93, of Parkview Health Care Center, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at the center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ulysses Grant and Sarah Slider Stout.

She was a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church and a longtime member of Friendship Sunday School Class. She retired in 1966 from A.B. Chance following 21 years of employment.

Surviving are three grandsons, Larry Barnes of Vienna, Mark Ferrell of Barberton, Ohio, and Russell Hayhurst of England; two great-granddaughters, Michelle Linger and Cassandra Barnes, both of Parkersburg; two step-great-grandsons; one great-grandson; and one step-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Hayhurst; two daughters, Lillian Barnes and Lavaughn Ferrell; one son, Kenneth Hayhurst; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funearl Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Kermit Poling officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/21/1994

LILLIE HAYNES

Lillie Haynes, 83, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Apr. 17, 1994, at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late O. A. and Nora Heck Kerns. She was a homemaker and belonged to Grantsville Order of Eastern Star and North Fork Baptist Church, Ritchie County.

Surviving are two sons, Voras Haynes of Elkins and Vearl Haynes of Springerville, Ariz.; a sister, Mary Layfield of Harrisville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Haynes; two infant daughters; a brother, Arthur Kerns; and two sisters, Cora Grandstaff and Mable Hickman.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 January 2000

BERNARD HAYS

Bernard Reading Hays, 90, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late George Warren and Myrtle Reading Hays. He was active in Traders Bank, serving as director for 38 years, vice-president, and director emeritus upon retirement. He was founder of Hays & Co., which served the independent oil and gas industry. He was a World War II veteran and was a member of Spencer State Guard Unit before induction into the armed forces in 1942. He taught school in Calhoun County and attended Shepherd College. He served 11 years on Roane General Hospital board of directors and was vice president at the time of its planning and building.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Johnson Custer Hays; one brother, Ross Hays of Tampa, Fla.; two nieces, Carol Ann Odum of Bristol, Tenn., and Barbara Hays Tebay of Parkersburg; two nephews, Roessing Hays of Tampa and Robert Hays of Hartsville, S.C.; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special friend, Huck Hardman of Spencer.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Albright and Rev. Randy Whited officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Memorials may be made to the Skilled Nursing Facility, Roane General Hospital, 200 Hospital Drive, Spencer, WV 25276.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 4/25/1911

MRS. CALHOUN HAYS

Just at the hour of going to press Tuesday morning at eight o'clock, the life of Mrs. Calhoun Hays was ended, suddenly and without a moments warning, and this day has been the saddest in the lives of both the editor and foreman of the Chronicle and Miss Mattie Hays, of the Citizens switchboard, the deceased being their mother, and one of the best women that ever blessed God's footstool. And this is the greatest sorrow of our father's life. Paralysis was the cause of her death, she having suffered two former attacks. She had not complained and was sitting reading a newspaper when the Grim Reaper called.

Mother is survived by her husband, C. Hays, and four sons and five daughters, all of her children except Mattie, Richard L., and the editor being scattered in the far western states and in Alaska, so far away that none were able to get here in time for the funeral, which will occur at Old Bethlehem at 3 o'clock Wednesday.' A more extended account will appear in a future issue.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 4/13/1911

SAMUEL L. HAYS

Calhoun Hays received a mes- this Tuesday morning carrying the sad intelligence that his brother, Samuel L. Hays, had died at his home at Montezuma, Washington on the 12th inst. Many of the older residents of the county will remember Mr. Hays, who was formerly a resident of the Steer Creek valley, and was at one time sheriff of Gilmer county.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WILLIAM R. HAYS

10/1/98

William R. (Bill) Hays, 60, of Spencer, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, in CAMC-Memorial Division, Charleston, after a long illness.

He was born in Left Hand, Roane County, the son of the late Jackson and Mildred Frances Snodgrass Hays. He was a retired equipment operator.

Surviving are companion, Pat Fluharty of Spencer; one son, Billy Hays of Looneyville; three daughters, Marcia Drake of Newton and Martha Smith and Lisa Fore, both of Spencer; two stepsons, Jerry and Gary Fluharty, both of Spencer; one stepdaugh4er, Loretta Cottrell of Spencer; four brothers, Carless C. Hays and Larry J. Hays, both of Ravenna, Ohio, Melvin K. Hays of Arnoldsburg and Dannie N. Hays of Stow, Ohio; two sisters, Eleanor J. Smith of Arnoldsburg and Patsy E. Keough of Stow, Ohio; six grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Clover.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JEWELL HEADLEY

8/5/1999

Jewell Headley, 85, of Grantsville, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Wirt County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Zelda Bell Headley; three sons, Earl S. Headley of Grantsville, Elbert L. Headley of Smithville and Delbert R. Headley of Macfarlan; and two daughters, Ruth O. Barrett of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sophia E. Bacorn of Harrisville.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery, Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/17/1994

JULIA JARVIS HEDGES

Julia Jarvis Hedges, 88, formerly of Auburn, died Wednesday, Mar. 9, 1994, at The Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late French and Sarah Cottrell Jarvis. She was a homemaker and a member of Auburn United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Dale Hedges of Massillon, Ohio; two daughters, Merle Kiminsky of Fort Myers, Fla., and Zelma Cox of Hagerstown, Md.; one brother, Elmer Jarvis of Wilsie; four sisters, Ruby Carr of Frametown, Locie Carr of New York, Erma Nichols of North Carolina and Bessie Morris of Stumptown; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Benjamin Hedges, in 1967; one son; four sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CHESTER HEFFNER

4/22/1999

Chester B. Heffner, 81, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Apr. 18, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Iris, Ritchie County, the son of the late Lantz and Lula Ann McCormick Heffner.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in Scotland, Northern France, Ardemes, Rhineland, Central Europe, and Africa. He received the Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart having been wounded in action Dec. 16, 1944, in Germany. He was a deacon in Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs, and was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville. He was retired from Bet-Ro, Inc., Glenville. Surviving are his wife, Beulah Heffner; two sons, Larry Heffner of Kingwood, Tex., and Harold "John" Heffner of Parkers-burg; one daughter, Martha Bordwine of Ripley, Ohio; one step-son, Roy Payton of Columbia, S.C.; one sister, Geraldine Riddle of Xenia, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Abagale Heffner; one sister and three brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites by Eureka Lodge #40.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLIAM L. HEFNER

12/25/1997

William L. Hefner, 78, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, in West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Wheeling, a son of the late Frank and Minnie Barnes Hefner. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired surveyor for W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was an avid golf and bowling enthusiast and was a Calhoun County historian. He was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one niece, Mary Mullenax of Grantsville, and two great-nieces, Randa Mullenax of Grantsville and Jennifer Whitehair of Fairmont.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Jane Reed.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 1999

CHESTER HEFFNER

Chester B. Heffner, 81, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Apr. 18, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Iris, Ritchie County, the son of the late Lantz and Lula Ann McCormick Heffner. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in Scotland, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe, and Africa. He received the Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart having been wounded in action Dec. 16, 1944, in Germany. He was a deacon in Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs, and was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville. He was retired from Bet-Ro, Inc., Glenville.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Heffner; two sons, Larry Heffner of Kingwood, Tex., and Harold "John" Heffner of Parkersburg; one daughter, Martha Bordwine of Ripley, Ohio; one stepson, Roy Payton of Columbia, S.C.; one sister, Geraldine Riddle of Xenia, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Abigail Heffner; one sister and three brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites by Eureka Lodge #40.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DENVER HEINEY

12/11/1997

Denver Heiney, 72, of Flint, Mich., died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at his daughter's residence in Flint.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Howard and Retta Hosey Heiney. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked in the building trades industry. He was a former member of Bancroft Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Dessie Myers of Durand, Mich., Debra Gibson of Sevierville, Tenn., and Darlene Carr of Flint; five sons, William Snook and Benjamin Snook, both of Byron, Robert Snook of Weidman, Mich., Buddy Snook of White Bluff, Tenn., and Buck Heiney of Owosso, Mich.; six sisters, Geneva Snider of Grantsville, Eleanor Ciarcia of Aurora, Ohio, Louise Newbrough of Brohard, Lela Reeder, Juanita Reynolds and Grace Wilson, all of Parkersburg; four brothers, Charles Heiney of Grantsville, Forest L. Heiney of Glenville, Henry H. Heiney of Ravenna, Ohio, and Donald H. Heiney of Stumptown; 19 grand-children; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Matchett Heiney; one sister, Marie Mascoline; and one brother, Doyle "Buddy" Heiney.

Services were held at Streeter Funeral Home, Byron, with Rev. Franklin Hepworth officiating. Burial was in Union Plains Cemetery, Byron.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/13/1994

KATHRYN W. HEINEY

Kathryn W. Heiney, 60, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital after an apparent heart attack.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George and Daisy Mathews Whipkey. She was a retired employee of the Calhoun County Board of Education, and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Heiney; two daughters, Patricia Leach of Owasso, Okla., and Brenda Johnson of Princeton; two sons, Kenneth Heiney and Charles Heiney, Jr., both of Grantsville; one brother, Richard Whipkey of Parkersburg; two sisters, Sue Davis of Vienna and Lois Welch of Hebron, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Whipkey and Don Whipkey.

Services were scheduled at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Enon Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating, and burial to be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KATIE R. HELMIC

6/12/1997

Katie Ruth Helmic, 74, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Oka, Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Hoke and Edna Keeten Jarvis.

She was a homemaker and retired from Wiseman's Dept. Store in Gauley Bridge after 20 years of service. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 72 of Gauley Bridge and Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher, choir member and officer of American Baptist Women.

Surviving are her husband, Albert Helmic of Parkersburg; one son, Bill Helmic of Parkersburg; one brother, Raymond Brown Jarvis of Spencer; one sister, Daisy Vivian Butcher of Millsboro, Del.; one grandson, Scott Helmic of Parkersburg; and two great-grandsons, Ryan Helmic and Dustin Helmic, both of Parkersburg.

Services were held at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark Jarvis and Rev. Tom Goldston officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

CLYDE HELMICK

10/29/98

Clyde Helmick, 85, of Nicut died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Pete and Mary Metz Helmick. He was a retired timberman and farmer, and was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut.

Surviving are one son, Eugene Helmick of Nicut; one daughter, Betty Bourne of Nicut; one sister, Maxine McCumbers of Windham, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estel Mae Helmick, and one son, William Harry Helmick.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial was in Metz Cemetery, Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DONNA J. HELMICK

2/6/1997

Donna J. Helmick, 33, of Nicut, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Don Helmick and Jessie M. Helmick of Orma.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are three brothers, Dennis Helmick, Denver Helmick and

James Helmick, all of Orma.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ENNIS MEANS HELMICK

2/4/1999

Ennis Means Helmick, 78, of Princeton, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in a Princeton hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Edward E. and Susie Wilson Means. She was employed by the former Pocahontas Fuel Company as an industrial nurse and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Nursing Corps, 1944-1946, with the rank of first lieutenant. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Princeton, and United Methodist Women and Myrtle Bane Circle No. 2 of the church. She had lived in Princeton since 1948.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Corbet L. Helmick; two daughters, Becky Helmick of the home and Janet Vaughn of Princeton; three grandchildren; two nieces; and several first cousins, including some in Calhoun County.

Services were held at George W. Seaver Funeral Home Chapel, Princeton, with Rev. Clifford Schell officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

IVY HELMICK

4/23/1998

Ivy Helmick, 100, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Apr. 8, 1998, at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, St. Albans, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Tom and Ruey Morris Postalwait. She was a member of Stinson Church of Christ and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Halcie Lamb of South Charleston and Maxine Witte of St. Albans; two sons, Forest (Junior) Deel of Mansfield, Ohio, and Mack Deel of Pineville; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Okey Deel, her second husband, Blaine Helmick, and one great-grandson, Christopher Witte.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Gene Miller and Evangelist Richard Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JESSIE HELMICK

7/3/1997

Jessie Helmick, 73, of Nicut, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Tom and Minnie McCumbers McCune. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Dennis Helmick, Denver Helmick and James Helmick, all of Orma; one brother, Raymond McCune of Minnora; four sisters, Lakie Wilson of Glenville, Bertha Cottrell of Pennsylvania, and Stella Nichols and Maxine Stump, both of Spencer; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Helmick; two sons and one daughter.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/8/1995

SPENCER RAY HELMICK

Spencer Ray Helmic, 77, of Minnora, died Friday, June 2, 1995, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital, Clarksburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Preston and Mary King Helmic. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a farmer, timberman and oil field worker. He was a member of Milo United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Viola Cottrell Helmic; one son, Curtis Lee Helmic of Minnora; one daughter, Mary Juanita Boggs of Minnora; two brothers, Albert Helmic of Parkersburg and Roy Preston Helmic of Millstone; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Jack Stump officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 6/11/1912

MRS. R. A. HENDERSON

Mrs. R. A. Henderson, who formerly lived in the Hotel Willard at this place, died at her home at Auburn one day last week. She was an excellent woman and made many warm friends while here who will be shocked to learn of her death.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

ALBERT HELSEL

Albert Helsel, 44, of Bramblewood Village, formerly of Chloe, was found dead Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, at his residence.

He was born in Cleveland, a son of the late Daniel and Alberta Shingler Helsel. He operated a landscaping business for many years.

Surviving are three brothers, Frank Ainsworth and Daniel Helsel, both of Hayward, Calif., and Johnny Helsel of Cleveland; and one sister, Rose Helsel of Hayward.

Arrangements pending, Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOHN HERSMAN

2/25/1999

John C. Hersman, 74, of Elyria, Ohio, died Thursday at EMH Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Garnett and Fannie Hersman. He moved from Cincinnati to Elyria 47 years ago and worked at Moen Co., Elyria, as a buffer for 31 years before retiring in 1987. He served in the Army during World War II. He attended Liberty Baptist Church, Elyria, and Elyria Seventh Day Adventist Church. He enjoyed making and repairing jewelry and renovating and remodeling houses.

Surviving are his wife, Nanette Skinner Hersman; one son, Joseph Wayne Hersman of Springfield, Mo.; one grandchild; and three sisters, Geraldine Moore of Frametown, Frances Mowrey of Parkersburg, and Lovern Bragge of Clarksburg.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Hersman, and three brothers, Emanuel, Romeo and Alfred Hersman.

Services were held at Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Elyria, with Rev. Harold Sturn and Rev. Rick Young officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

NELSON HERSMAN

9/2/1999

Nelson Lee "Butch" Hersman, 52, of Marietta, died Wednes-day, Aug. 25, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Mt. Zion, the son of the late Romeo and Relda Hall Hersman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a 30-year employee of RJF International, Marietta, and a member of Chemical Workers Union Local 343-C, Marietta, and Marietta American Legion Post 64. Surviving are two sons, Richard Clark and Romeo William Hersman III, both of Marietta; two daughters, Angela Hersman and Amanda Hersman, both of Marietta; two brothers, Ronzel Hersman of Longbranch, N.J., and Romeo Hersman of Beverly; three sisters, Charlene Niggemeyer of Guysville, Ohio, Judy Hersman of Milton, Fla., and Becky Carpenter of Belpre, Ohio; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Kapteina.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Evangelist David Power officiating. Burial was in Coolville Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/3/1994

RELDA HERSMAN

Relda Hersman, 71, of Belpre, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 1994, at Guernsey Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ohio, after a brief Illness.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late McLean and Allie Whytsell Hall. She had spent her early life in Calhoun County and was a resident of Belpre for 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Belpre.

Surviving are three sons, Nelson Hersman of Marietta, Ronzel Hersman of Long Branch, N.J., and Romeo Hersman, Jr., of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Charlene Niggenmeyer of Guysville, Ohio, Judy Hersman of Pensacola, Fla., and Becky Carpenter of Belpre; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lonzo Hall of Sheffield, Ohio, and Paul Hall of Canal Fulton, Ohio; and four sisters, Zela Riggs and Evelyn Duley, both of Vienna, and Arlene McDonald of Coolville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Romeo Hersman, Sr., in 1952; one brother; one daughter, Ruby Kapteina; and one grandson, Dale Hersman.

Services were held at Spencer Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Paul Knierim officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Belpre.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DELMAR HESS, JR.

9/24/98

Delmar F. Hess, Jr., 63, of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Delmar F. and Florence Roby Hess, Sr.

He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School. He worked for United Parcel Service for 30 years, retiring in 1995, and was a member of Teamster Union Local #175, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Barbara Hess; four sons, David Hess of Kokomo, Ind., Delmar Hess III of St. Cloud, Fla., and Robert Hess and Fran Law, both of Belpre; twn daughters, Becky Whitlatch of Belpre and Jeannie Pickens of Parkersburg; two brothers, Clyde Hess of Madison, Ohio, and Bob Hess of Geneva, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances A. Hess.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Brian Harrell officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 October 1999

EDITH HICKMAN

Edith Hickman, 87, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Monday, Oct 18, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Noble Co., Ohio, the daughter of the late Otis and Lottie Elliott Mcendree. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Selmon of Parkersburg and Mary Lewis of Quenfell, Canada; five grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, S. r. Hickman, and one daughter.

Private family services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Glen Dale McEndree officiating. Memorials may be made to Calhoun County Library or Wood county Senior Citizens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MILDRED M. HICKMAN

4/24/1997

Mildred M. Hickman, 74, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of Olive Blankenship Cline of Parkersburg and the late Rudolph Cline. She owned and operated Lelegant Beauty Lounge for 22 years. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of AmVets Post 19, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 55 years, Robert L. Hickman; one daughter, Judith R. Sellers of Parkersburg; one son, Daniel R. Hickman of Parkersburg; four brothers, Charles Cline and Ivan Cline, both of Parkersburg, Bill Cline of South Carolina and Larry Cline of Washington, W.Va.; three sisters, Katheryn Hopkins of Parkersburg, Barbara Cornell of Waverly and Dianne Harper of Vienna; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Forrest Cline.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Donald Yeager officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/28/1996

CORA F. HICKS

Cora F. Hicks, 80, of Chloe, died Saturday, Mar. 23, 1996, at the residence of her daughter in Mineral Wells.

She was born in Milo, Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Ormo W. and Cordelia West Rinehart. She was a homemaker and attended Walker United Methodist Church.

Surviving are six sons, Gene Hicks of Ohio, Jarrett Hicks of Statesville, N.C., Carroll "Buck" Hicks of Orma, Edward Hicks, Donnie Hicks and Forest Hicks, all of Chloe; five daughters, Frances Edman of Parkersburg, Sue Sampson of Mineral Wells, Gwendolyn Simmons of Minnora, Patricia Siers of Chloe and Margaret Lantz of Mt. Clare; one sister, Mildred Lyons of Akron; one halfbrother, Willard Rinehart of Florida; 34 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Iras Hicks; one daughter, Mary Parsons; three brothers; and one grandson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LUTHER HICKS

5/27/1999

Luther "Jarrett" Hicks, 60, of Statesville, N.C., died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville, N.C.

He was born in Oka, the son of the late Iras Basil and Cora Francis Rinehart Hicks. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended Milo Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Bernice Ruth Bailey Hicks; one daughter and son-in-law, Virginia "Jenny" and Jose "Tony" Richards of Beech Road; one son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Patricia Vaughan Hicks of Statesville; four grand-children, Mathiew, Eva and Beth Richards and Eric Hicks; five brothers, his twin Gene Hicks of Crown City, Ohio, and Carroll "Buck" Hicks, Edward Hicks, Forrest Hicks and Donnie Hicks, all of Chloe; and five sisters, Francis Waldron of Parkersburg, Gwen Simmons of Beech Road, Sue Sampson of Mineral Wells, Patricia Siers of Chloe and Margaret Lantz of Mt. Clair.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Parsons.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MINNIE HICKS

4/10/1997

Minnie Hicks, 93, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John Jake and Martha E. Kelly May. She was a homemaker and a member of Williamstown Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sons, Creed Hicks of Cutler and Delbert Hicks of Parkersburg; four daughters, Rosie Wolfe, Wilma Sims, Joy Willadean Marguis and Ilene Echols, all of Parkersburg; 28 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one aunt, Nancy McGeorge of Chloe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Creed Hicks; two daughters, Bonnie Lucas and Donnie May Arthur; and one grandchild.

Services were held Friday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Donald Carty officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/22/1994

HOLLIS M. HIGGINBOTHAM

Hollis M. Higginbotham, 82, of Sand Ridge, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Putnam County, a son of the late Simon M. and Cora Belle Jeffreys Higginbotham. He owned and operated a trucking company at Sand Ridge for many years. He was a member of Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge, where he was adult class leader and superintendent.

Surviving are three sons, Paul D. Higginbotham of Newton, N. Burl Higginbotham of Terre Haute, Ind., and Richard M. Higginbotham of Doylestown, Ohio; one daughter, Irene H. Bradshaw of Nesconset, N. Y.; one brother, Frank Higginbotham of Belle; one sister, Ella Rutledge of Dunbar; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Greta V. Higginbotham, in 1993.

Services were at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee, Rev. John Powell, and Rev. Stanley Epling officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DESSIE MAE HILDRETH

5/15/1997

Dessie Mae Hildreth, 84, of Spencer, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Looneyville, a daughter of the late French L. and Lora Mae Nichols. She was a waitress at several Spencer area restaurants since 1950 and was a member of First Baptist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are one son, Bobby Hildreth of Vienna; two sisters, Ruth Farrell of Akron and Verba Deweese of Munday; one brother, Lee Webb of Salem, Ohio; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Carol J. King and Glendora J. Hildreth; one sister, Vonnie Nutter; and four brothers, Harry Webb, Benjamin "Junior" Webb, Hume Webb and Hobert Webb.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/15/1995

DONNIE DEEL HILDRETH

Donnie Deel Hildreth, 83, of Washington, died Thursday, June 8, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after a brief illness.

She was born in Stinson, a daughter of the late Okey and Alice Cottrell Parsons. She attended the Church of Christ and was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Linden Chapter 152.

Surviving are two sons, Eugene Deel of Chloe and Roger Deel of Washington; one sister, Orpha Coen of Seville, Ohio; one brother, Ronzel Parsons of Winterhaven, Fla.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arley M. Deel; and her second husband, Roy Hildreth.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EMAGENE HILEMAN

6/10/1999

Emagene Hileman, 73, of Canton, Ohio, died Monday, May 31, 1999, in Mercy Medical Center.

She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Thurman "Pinkie" Hileman; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Cindy Hileman of Massillon, Ohio; one sister, Jackie Robinson of Grantsville; one brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Emily Gainer of Sand Ridge; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services were held at Don Williams Funeral Home, with Pastor Roger Kurzen officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ALMA E. HILL

1/29/1998

Alma Evelyn Lynch Kerby Hill, 77, of Elder Care of Ripley, formerly of Spencer, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Samuel F. and Julie Marsh Lynch. She was retired from Spencer State Hospital and was a homemaker. She was a Christian.

Surviving are one daughter, Rose Holt of Knottsville, Tenn.; six sons, James Kerby of Plainfield, Ind., Rev. Benjamin R. Kerby, Sr. of Millstone, Holly Kerby of Evans, Woodrow Kerby, Jr., of Knottsville, Donald A. Kerby of Newport N.C., and Richard A. Kerby of Noblesville, Ind.; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Hill; two sisters; and four brothers. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Benjamin Kerby, Sr., officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

NORA M. HILL

3/13/1997

Nora M. Hill, 97, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Mar. 5, 1997, at her residence. She was born in VanBuren, Maine, a daughter of the late Charles D. and Emma Theriault Cyr. She was a former employee of Walgreen Corp. for 16 years and EKCO Corp.

Surviving are her husband, Henry Fred Hill; one daughter, Hilda K. Hume of Grantsville; one sister, Colombe Lynch of Waldorf, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Roderick Hitchcock and Hadley Hitchcock; and one granddaughter, Arleyn T. Reamer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Don Tranel officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/24/1995

OLIN HILL

Olin Hill, 80, of Grantsville, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor from World War II, died Friday, Aug. 18, 1995, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Mahone, Ritchie County, a son of the late Frank and Olive Valentine Hill.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving in the European Theater where he was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service in France and the Congressional Medal of Honor in Germany. He was a retired elementary school principal in Ritchie, Mason, Calhoun and Roane counties. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church; Eureka Lodge 40, AF&AM, Grantsville; Order of Eastern Star, Harrisville; Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies; Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg; Minnora IOOF Lodge 246, and Rebecca Lodge, Minnora.

Surviving are his wife, Oleta Yoak Hill; one brother, Frank Hill, Jr., of Massillon, Ohio; five sisters, Freda Jones of Mount Eaton, Ohio, Hazel Hatfield and Oma Smith, both of Vienna, Virgil Allen of Massillon and Mary Davis of Newberry, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Paul Morrison, Rev. John Glessner and Rev. Margaret Schmidtz officiating. Burial was in King Knob Cemetery, Mahone, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VIRGINIA S. HILL

10/30/1997

Virginia S. Hill, 83, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at her son's residence in Charleston.

She was born in Spencer, a daughter of the late Elem Ward and Delphia Ward Wilson. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Rebekah Circle, Parkersburg Woman's Club, Mary Martha Sunday School class, and St. Andrews United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, James Ira Hill, Jr., of Charleston; two sisters, Ruth Bechtle of Point Pleasant and Lakie Gherke of Grantsville; one brother, David Ward of Snohomish, Wash.; two half-sisters, Betty Craig of Westerville, Ohio, and Alice Lee Beougher of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one half-brother, Fred Wilson of Pataskala, Ohio; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ira Hill, Sr.; one brother, Brooks Ward; and two half-brothers, Bernie Wilson and Urlic Wilson.

Services were held at Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Paul Russell officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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KATHY LEE HINZMAN

1/15/1998

Kathy Lee Hinzman, 49, of Tanner, deied Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at her home.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Darwin and Lois Riddle Hinzman. She was employed at Bureau of Public Debt, Parkersburg, and attended Tanner Chapel Church.

Surviving are one brother, Kyle Hinzman of Tanner, one niece, Lynda Hinzman of Five Forks; and one nephew, Charles Hinzman of Five Forks.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Kent B. Hinzman.

Services were held at Tanner Chapel Church, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in New Mt. Olive Cemetery, Burnt House.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/22/1996

KENT B. HINZMAN

Kent B. Hinzman, 48, of Five Forks, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996, at University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Darwin and Lois Riddle Hinzman. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and a school bus driver in Calhoun County. He was a member of Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Yoak Hinzman; one daughter, Lynda Hinzman of the home; one son, Charles Hinzman of the home; one sister, Kathy Hinzman of Parkersburg; and one brother, Kyle Hinzman of Tanner.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Yoak-Hinzman Cemetery, Five Forks.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/26/1995

OPAL PROUDFOOT HOCKEY

Opal Proudfoot Hockey, 86, of Surprise, Ariz., formerly of Weirton, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 1995, at Baptist Village, Surprise, after an extended illness.

She was born in Nettie, a daughter of the late Gona and Ova Idell Hinzman Hardman. She was a graduate of Glenville State College and was a former elementary school teacher for 33 years.

She had taught at Liberty Elementary School, Weirton. She was a member of National Education Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville, and served as an elder in Weirton and Sun City, Ariz., Christian churches.

Surviving are one daughter, Harriet P. McCoy of Parkland, Fla.; one son, Harold B. Proudfoot of Brookfield, Conn.; one brother, James Hardman of Grantsville; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold B. Proudfoot, and her second husband, Lawson E. Hockey.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/16/1995

KATHLEEN HOFMANN

Kathleen "Cappy" Hofmann, 55, of Belleville, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 1995, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, after a brief illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Freda Westfall Riddle. She was employed by Excel Logistics Co., formerly Parkersburg Industrial Warehouse, for the past 19 years. Prior to that, she was employed by Eazor Express for 16 years. She was a member of Belleville Baptist Church and Parkersburg Traffic Club.

Surviving are her husband, Don Hofmann; one son, Gregory A. Hofmann of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Emma Kellison and Mary Lou Stalnaker, both of Parkersburg, and Peggy Sue Barnes of Cottageville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Rev. Brent Yancey officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 November 1999

DOROTHY HOLBERT

Dorothy V. Holbert, 76, of Sandyville, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at ElderCare of Ripley.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late William Luther and Evaline Barton Wigal. She was a homemaker:

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Charles Holbert; six sons, C. Rodney Holbert of Elizabeth, Francis Holbert, E. Leon Holbert. H. Wayne Holbert and James Holbert, all of Sandyville, and Ralph Holbert of Mineral Wells; four daughters, Bonnie Trickett of Sandyville, Ellen Lockhart and Barbara Hunt, both of Parkersburg, and Peggy Sims of LeRoy; two sisters, Sylvia Atkinson of Big Bend and Jo DeVaughn of Sandyville; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Charles Wigal, Lawrence Wigal, Harley Wigal, Arley Wigal, Glen Wigal and Elvin Wigal; and one sister, Ruby DeVaughn.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Jerry Eaton and Rev. Paul Palmer officiating, and burial in Limestone Cemetery, Rockport. Visitation was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HALLIE R. HOLBERT

4/17/1997

Hallie R. Holbert, 88, of Bramblewood Village, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Marshall A. and Louisa J. Weaver Lewis. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Joe Wilson of Grantsville; one son, Argel D. Lewis of South Point, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Louella Platzer of Cleveland; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren and 32 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas B. Holbert; four sisters, one brother, four stepsons, one stepdaughter, one grandson, four stepgrandchildren, and one great-grandson. Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Ward-Wilson Cemetery, Grantsville.

Visitation was scheduled 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/23/1995

MICHAEL JOE HOLBERT

Michael Joe Holbert, 45, of Macfarlan, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 1995, at Norman Regional Hospital, Norman, Okla.

He was born in Harrisville, a son of Jean Watson Rittenhouse of Macfarlan, and the late Alvin Holbert. He was formerly employed by Louisiana Offshore Drilling Co., Louisiana, and attended the Church of Christ.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one son, Jeremy Holbert of Maysville, Okla.; three daughters, Michelle Espitia, Tara Lynn Holbert and Lori Beth Holbert, all of Maysville; maternal grandfather, O.P. Watson of Smithville; one grandson; one granddaughter; three brothers, Ronald Holbert and Randall Holbert, both of Raceland, La., and Stephen Holbert of Parkersburg; one sister, Sheila Mapp of Gonzales, La.; stepfather, Russell Rittenhouse of Macfarlan; stepbrother, Joe Rittenhouse of Parkers-burg; three stepsisters, Patty Rittenhouse of Parkersburg, Debbie Allman of New York and Jennie Ice of Parkersburg; and several relatives in Calhoun County.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Larry Hayes officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Harrisville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/16/1995

OLIVER C. HOLBERT

Oliver C. Holbert, 64, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Mar. 8, 1995, at his residence after a sudden illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Dorcey and Roxie Boggs Holbert. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from U.S. Steel, Cleveland. He was a member of Spruce Hollow Community Church, near Big Bend.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra Nicholson and Tina Ulderich, both of Big Bend; two sons, Ivan Holbert and Alvin Holbert, both of Big Bend; two sisters, Doris Kelly of Spencer and Janet Poling of Grantsville; one brother, Starling Holbert of Grantsville; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Walker Holbert, in 1990; one grandchild, Michelle Holbert; two brothers, Charles Holbert and Owen Holbert; and one sister, Ada Holbert.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 January 2000

ROANNA HOLBERT

Roanna M. Ford Holbert, 82, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Medina Hospital, Ohio.

She was born in Doddridge County, the daughter of the late Tarrence and Margaret Tate Ford. She was a homemaker and wife.

Surviving are two sons, Larry Holbert of Brecksville, Ohio, and Richard Holbert of Seville, Ohio; one sister, Arvilla Millican of Big Springs; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Blaine Holbert; four brothers, Audrey Ford, Ransel Ford, Brooks Ford, and Alford Ford; and two sisters, Dorothy Haught and Nellie Bonnell.

Services were held at Wadsworth, Ohio. Burial was in Saunders Cemetry.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/16/1995

WILLIAM B. HOLBERT

William Blaine Holbert, 76, of Richfield, Ohio, formerly of Big Springs, died Feb. 27, 1995, at Medina General Hospital, Medina, Ohio, after an extended illness.

He was born in Freed, a son of the late Branson and Cora Snider Holbert. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and was retired from Ford Motor Co., Brook Park, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Roannna Ford Holbert of Richfield; two sons, William Larry Holbert of Richfield and Richard Holbert of Wadsworth, Ohio; one sister, Luella Plazzet of Cleveland; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/12/1996

GRACE HOLPP

Grace Holpp, 101, of Belpre, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, at Arcadia Nursing Center, Coolville.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Clement Fox and Susanna Yoak. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Gleaners Circle and Belpre Heights United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three grandchildren, Sherri Rafferty, William T. Wilcoxen and Phyllis Edgell, all of Belpre; four great-grand-children; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Holpp; one daughter, Clara Mae Holpp Wilcoxen; six brothers; and six sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Spencer Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Paul McGuire officiating, and burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 7/18/1911

LOUIS W. HOLPP

Louis W., son of Solomon and Barbara Holpp, the subject of this sketch was born A. D. 1887, in Monroe county, Ohio and came to Calhoun county with his father about nineteen years ago, and grew to manhood in our community, and was a straightforward, kind and obedient young man. About four years ago he decided to make his fortune in the far west-in Kansas. About the first of July he was stricken down with that dreaded disease, pneumonia, which baffled the best medical skill the state afforded, death relieving him of his suffering in the short period of four days from the time he took sick. The remains were brought back to his home on Leading creek by an undertaker from Kingman, Kansas, and laid to rest in the Fluharty cemetery, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends.

The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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BEULAH HOLSTINE

2/12/1998

Beulah Holstine, 87, of Harrisville, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Big Springs, a daughter of the late Albert and Masel O'Neal Stahlman.

Surviving is one son, Delmas C. Holstine of Harrisville.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Calvary Church, Harrisville, with burial in Broomstick Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, and after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 February 2000

LEAH HOOD

Leah R. Hood, 58, of Parkersburg, formerly of Big Springs, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in SunBridge of Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Olive Williams Richards of Big Springs and the late Hale Richards. She was a former employee of U.S. Postal Service, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Boyd Hood of Smithville; one daughter, Debra Bush of Warner-Robins, Ga.; two brothers, Ritchie and Randy Richards, both of Big Springs; and one sister, Patricia Cowan of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by one son, Lonnie Hood, and one Joyce Muniz.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/15/1996

HERBERT M. HOOVER

Herbert M. Hoover, 71, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late George and Rhoda Arnold Hoover. He retired from O. Ames as an inspector after 38 years of service, and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of 14th Avenue Gospel Mission.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Mavis L. Siers Hoover; three sons, Chester Hoover of Clarksburg, George Hoover of Jasper, Ga., and Brian Hoover of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Bonnie Hoover of New Market, Va.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Rex Hoover of Massillon, Ohio, and James Hoover of Warsaw, Ohio; and two sisters, Gae Bailey of Minnora and Ernestine Parsons of Massillon.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jake Hoover; and two sisters, Ellen Hoover and Glenadine Pritt.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Dean Ash and Rev. Danny Jeffrey officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/9/1994

JANET M. HOPKINS

Janet M. Hopkins, 52, of Creston, died Tuesday, May 31, 1994, near Creston of injuries sustained in a car accident.

She was born in Russett, a daughter of the late Thomas and Glenna Leone Fogle Hartshorn. She was a 19-year resident of Wirt County and was employed as a home aide for Wirt County Committee on Aging and Family Services. She was a former employee of Wirt Inflatable Specialists, Elizabeth. She was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping and bluegrass music. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Donald Hopkins; three daughters, Rhonda "Sherry" Bailey of Cottageville, Johnna Laughlin of Pettyville and Brenda Potts of Parkersburg; one brother, Bobby Hartshorn of Glenville; one sister, Anita Vannoy of Russett; two grandsons; and two granddaughters.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Raymond D. Ray officiating. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Groundhog, near Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/2/1994

JONATHAN D. HOPKINS

Jonathan Depugh Hopkins, 75, of Grantsville, died Thursday, May 26, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Creston, a son the the late Jonathan D. and Melissa Headley Hopkins. He was retired from Patterson-Leach Fabricators, Cleveland. He attended Mt. Zion Methodist Church and was a former member of the Grantsville Lions Club.

Surviving are one granddaughter, Cindy Miller of Creston; and one brother, William Hopkins of Santa Clara, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Hopkins, in 1948; two daughters, Ruby Hopkins and Judy Brooks; and two grandsons.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARGARET L. HORTON

10/23/1997

Margaret L. "Marge" Horton, 62, of Vienna, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Audra and Maysel White Lowther. She was a former manager of Parkers-burg Community College cafeteria. She was employed at Nelson's Drug Store, Parkersburg. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are one daughter, Lynn Gaskins of Vienna; one son, Robert L. Horton, Jr., of Vienna; one sister, Frances Freeland of Parkersburg; one brother, Donald Morris of Parkersburg; two granddaughters, Lorenia Gaskins and Kristi Whitehead, both of Vienna; and one grandson, Anthony Gaskins of Vienna.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Larry Horton, and one brother, Glenn Lowther. Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Mike Stephens officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

VICTORIA G. HOSEY

Victoria G. "Betty" Hosey, 61, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 1995, at her residence.

She was born in Apple Farm, a daughter of the late David Myrrh and Bessie Viola Suttle Wilson.

Surviving are four daughters, Patricia Hosey, Barbara Schossler, Wanda Wyant and Carol Morgan, all of Cuyahoga Falls; two sons, Gary Hosey of Cuyahoga Falls and David Hosey of Pullman; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Hosey, in 1988, and one grandson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronald Swiney officiating, and burial in Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDRA HOSKINS

4/8/1999

Edra Hoskins, 91, died Sunday, Apr. 4, 1999, at her home in Edinburg, Ohio.

She was born in Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late John and Maggie Wood Crawford, and had resided in Suffield, Ohio, for 55 years.

Surviving are three sons, William of Akron, Marlin B. of Suffield and John of Ravenna; five daughters, Erlene Evans of Mogadore, Emma Lou Cruise, Patricia Mettle and Beverly Persons, all of Suffield, and Nancy Long of Clover, S.C.; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Don; and two sisters, Tressie and Bea.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Disco; one son, Harry; and one infant son, James.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Mogadore, Ohio, with Rev. G. Rod Taylor officiating, and burial in Restland Cemetery, Brimfield, Ohio. Memorials suggested to Suffield or Mogadore paramedics or Portage County Hospice.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HARRY CHARLES HOSKINS

3/27/1997

Harry Charles Hosldns, 68, died Sunday, Mar. 23, 1997, of Lou Gehrig's Disease, at his home in Georgia.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the eldest son of Edra Crawford and the late Disco Hoskins. Memorial services were planned in Georgia.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ALMEDA HOUCHIN

4/10/1997

Almeda Houchin, 101, of Beech, died Thursday, Mar. 13, 1997, at Roane General Hospital. She was born in Oka, a daughter of the late Josiah and Caroline E. McClain Jarvis. She was a member of Beech United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Pearl Hall of Barberton, Ohio, Ruby Carpenter of Orma, Kathleen Sears of Norton, Ohio, and Jean Boggs of Big Springs; one son, Rex Houchin of Orma; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Houchin; and three sons, Chester Houchin, Garrett Houchin and Harley Houchin.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Homer Hensley officiating. Burial was in Houchin Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 January 2000

CARL REX HOUCHIN

Carl Rex Houchin, 69, of Beech, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, in Veteran's Administration Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Charles and Almeda Jarvis Houchin. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a member of VFW Post 5959, Grantsville. He was a former heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Enna Lee Powell Houchin; one daughter, Linda Arnold of Parkersburg; two sons, Kenneth Houchin of Newark and Dennis Houchin of Parkersburg; three sisters, Kathleen Sears of Norton, Ohio, Ruby Smith of Amoldsburg and Jean Boggs of Big Springs; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Stanley Houchin, and one granddaughter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Amoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Houchin Cemetery, Beech, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MERLE HUBER

7/3/1997

Merle Huber, 86, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Stephen L. and Hattie Poling Crawford.

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

Surviving are one son, Arthur J. Huber of Parkersburg; two brothers, Veon Crawford and Harold Crawford, both of Parkersburg; two sisters, Juanita Cheuvront of Parkersburg and Evadeen Sellers of Kennewick, Wash.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll "C.J." Huber; two sons, Darrell E. Huber and Clyde G. Huber; three brothers, Orvle Ted Crawford, Marvin Crawford and Woodrow Crawford; and one sister, Ivalee Crawford Lee.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Stergel Vincent officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/8/1994

DELPHIA HUFFMAN

Delphia Parsons Huffman, 68, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Big Bend, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 1994, at St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, after an extended illness.

She was born at Beech, a daughter of the late Andy and Olive Butler Parsons. She retired from B.F. Goodrich Co., Grantsville, and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Allen Huffman of Gloucester, Mass., and Ronald Leo Huffman of Big Bend; a daughter, Sherry L. Richards of Richmond; a foster daughter, Pat Hand of Gloucester; two brothers, Orlando Parsons of Glenville and Ernest Parsons of Spencer; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two brothers; and a sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating, and burial to be in Orma U.M. Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 October 1999

EDITH HUFFMAN

Edith Barr Huffman, 71, of Sistersville, died Saturday, 16, 1999, in Sistersville.

She was retired from Wetzel County Hospital and affiliated with Congregational Church, Belpre, Ohio.

Surviving are three cousins, Rose Starcher of Sistersville, George S. Smith of Calabash, N.C., and Hunter Huffman of Grantsville.

Graveside services were held at Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/24/1995

BEVERLY JEAN HUGHES

Beverly Jean "B.J." Hughes, 44, of Wells Lock Road, Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1995, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Opal Osborne of Five Forks and the late Donald Osborne. She was employed at Dotson's Exxon, Elizabeth. She was a member of Big Island Run United Methodist Church and Parkersburg TOPS Chapter 141.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Orval Hughes, Jr.; three sons, Michael Hughes of Parkersburg and Mitchell Hughes and Gregory Hughes, both of Elizabeth; one foster son, Delmer Murray of Elizabeth; one foster daughter, Melissa Sands of Elizabeth; five sisters, Diana Knight and Zelma Osborne, both of Five Forks, Brenda Harper of Kimbolton, Ohio, Donna Knight of Titusville, Pa., and Connie Boggs of Creston; two brothers, Donnie Ray Osborne and Roger Osborne, both of Five Forks; three grandchildren; and two foster grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William D. Stutler and Rev. Tim Bell officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

CLYDE HUGHES

4/16/1998

Clyde Hughes, 78, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Saturday, Apr. 11, 1998, in St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, after a short illness.

He was born in Athen, Tenn., a son of the late Philamon and Nellie Stanton Hughes. He was retired from B.F. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio, with 381/2 years of service. He was a 38-year member of Calvary Baptist Church, Akron. He had resided in St. Petersburg for six years.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Keaton Hughes; one daughter, Eppie Greene of St. Petersburg; one brother, Dorton Hughes of Akron; one sister, Vesta Martin of Athens; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Hughes; two brothers, Arvil Hughes and Clifford Hughes; and two sisters, Della Fortner and Effie Roberts.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael E. Hall officiating. Burial will be in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora. Visitation is at the funeral home one hour before the funeral.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/29/1994

JERNELDA HUGHES

Jernelda "Jerry" Hughes, 60, of Windham, Ohio, died at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio.

Born in Grantsville, she was the daughter of George and Lorene (Wilson) Collins. She worked as a waitress and cashier for Marriott and Howard Johnson's. She attended Windham Bible Church and enjoyed crocheting.

Survivors include her husband, Roy L., whom she married Oct. 27, 1979; three sons, Roger Tingler, Ronald Tingler and Randy Tingler, all of Windham; two daughters, Cheryl Apthorpe of Windham and Sandra Ellwood of Niles; a stepson, Brian E. Hughes of Selma, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Linda L. Leyman of Windham and Teresa H. Pyatte of Ravenna; seven grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.

Services were held at Windham Bible Church. Burial was in Windham Township Cemetery. Memorial may be made to Windham Bible Church.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ORVAL C. HUGHES

7/24/1997

Orval C. Hughes, 79, of Creston, died Sunday, July 20, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Homer and Ocie Gainer Hughes. He retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a farmer and a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Lula Starcher Hughes; two sons, Orval Hughes, Jr., of Elizabeth and Kenneth Hughes of Parkersburg; one daughter, Kathryn Maze of Parkersburg; and three sisters, Dorothy Reynolds, Fostine Bell and Ellen Starcher, all of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters, and one great-grandson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers and Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating, and burial in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

AMANDA LEANN HUNT

5/21/1998

Amanda Leann Hunt, 17, of Spencer, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at Charleston Area Medical Center from injuries received in an ATV accident.

She was born in Jackson County and was a student at Calhoun County High School. She enjoyed nurses aide work and was a Protestant. She was a former employee of Valley View Berries, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are her mother and step-father, Becky Dye and Billy D. King of Leatherbark; father and step-mother, Richard Lee and Leigh Hunt of Evans; maternal grandmother, Mina Rhodes of Charleston; two sisters, Kathy Sue Hunt of Kentuck and Rhonda Kay Hively of Elizabeth; four brothers, Elmer Brian of Ripley, Kenny Lee of Kentuck, Kevin Wayne of Hartville, Ohio, and Richard Lee "Bub" of Denmar; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/8/1994

ROBERT C. HUNT

Robert Charles Hunt, 58, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Charles and Erma Anderson Hunt. He retired from Local Union 132 as an operating engineer. He was a member of AARP and Charleston American Legion Post 200. He attended Landmark Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lois E. Clyde Hunt; four sons, Robert Wayne Hunt and Ryan Hunt, both of Parkersburg, Russell Hunt of Elizabeth and Daniel W. Hunt of Baltimore; three daughters, Carolyn Lamp of Elizabeth, Brenda Schebe of Rockport and Crystal Hunt of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; three brothers, Lowell T. Hunt of Palestine, Jesse Hunt of Maryland and James Hunt of Kentucky; and two sisters, Juanita Armstrong and Jean Royston, both of Denton, Md.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. David Freshour officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BETTY L. HUPP

9/25/1997

Betty L. Hupp, 84, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at Parkview Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Ernest Clyde and Myrtle Martha Campbell Farrar. She was a homemaker and a member of Pettyville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mildred Bennett of Parkersburg and June Stiles of Mineral Wells; one granddaughter, Julie Anne Barrett of Columbus; two grandsons, Mark Augenstein of Parkersburg and Robert Phillip Hupp of Mineral Wells; and seven great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Hupp; one son, Robert Hupp; one grandson, Michael Robert Augenstein; five brothers, Robert Glen Farrar, Ray Farrar, Ronald Farrar, Charles Farrar and Wade Farrar; and two sisters, Sue Farrar and Nelsa Stump.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Paul Morrison officiating. Burial was in Ravenswood Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BLANCHE HURST

1/2/1997

Blanche R. Hurst, 90, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at Parkview Health Care Center.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Winfield Hupp. She worked for American Viscose Corp. for 21 years and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving is her husband, William T. Hurst.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Hupp and Charlie Hupp; and one sister, Pearl Gribble.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/17/1994

ALBERT HUSK

Albert Husk, 85, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1994, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Jessie and Alice Craddock Husk. He was a former employee of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, and of Cabot Corp., Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva Bennett Husk; two daughters, Wilma Bell of Grantsville and Deloris McCartney of Chester; three sons, Robert Husk and Howard Husk, both of Akron, and William Husk of Guernsey, Ohio; one stepson, Ray Wade of Akron; and two brothers, Lennie Husk and Grant Husk, both of Grantsville.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DEWEY HUSK

4/15/1999

Dewey N. Husk, 93, of Jane Lew, Lewis County, died Thursday, Apr. 8, 1999, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Isaac C. and Rebecca Carpenter Husk. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Church, Kinchelo, and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Bower Husk; three daughters, Gertrude Welsh and Sharon Titus, both of Jane Lew, and Madeline Lamp of Weston; three sons, Charles Husk of Tempe, Ariz., Pete Husk of Parkersburg and Foster Husk of Richmond, Va.; and 28 grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/7/1994

DONALD L. HUSK

Donald L. "Chub" Husk, 59, of Grantsville, died Monday, Mar. 28, 1994, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Cremo, a son of Goldie Funk Husk of Barboursville and the late Ellis Husk. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from the Calhoun County Board of Education, having served as a bus driver and custodian at Pleasant Hill Elementary. He was a former custodian at Grantsville Post Office.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one son, Stephen L. Husk of Little Creek, Va.; and two brothers, Gary Husk of Barboursville and Robert Husk of Ronceverte.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, near Mount Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - August 20, 1999

ERNEST R. HUSK

Ernest R. Husk, 80, of Parkersburg died Aug. 17, 1999, at home.

He was a native of Calhoun County, a maintenance worker at Johns Manville and a member of the 14th Avenue Gospel Mission Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving: wife, Patricia A. Husk; son, Robert D. of Parkersburg; daughter, Tammy Butta of Charleston; three grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Dean Ash and the Rev. Bob Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

GOLDIE HUSK

4/30/1998

Goldie Cline Husk, 69, died Saturday, Apr. 4, 1998, at her home in Barberton, Ohio. She was born on the Lower West Fork in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Herman and Nellie Connolly DeWeese.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Legg of Florida and Debra Graves of Canal Fulton; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Orville (Jennings) and Gilbert DeWeese (since deceased); and two sisters, Geneva Lockhart and Garnet DeWeese.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Husk, and two sons, James L. and Lewis E. Cline. Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert L. Webb officiating. Burial was in John Wright Cemetery, Cremo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LENNIE L. HUSK

2/12/1998

Lennie L. Husk, 86, of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Miletree Nursing Home, Spencer.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Jesse W. and Alice Craddock Husk. He was a former employee of Cabot Corp.

Surviving are one brother, Grant Husk of Grantsville; one sister-in-law, Geneva Husk of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, five brothers, and a close friend, Etta Stump.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Villers officiating, and burial in St. Paul Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/9/1995

MARTHA STUMP HYDER

Martha Stump Hyder, 80, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Mar. 5, 1995, at St. Claire Hospital, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Ernest and Minnie Lydick Stump. She was a retired legal secretary who worked in Parkersburg and Charleston, and owned and managed racehorses for many years at Pittsburgh's Meadows Race Track. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Hyder; and a sister, Maxine R. Stump.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/1/1996

MINNIE HUSK

Minnie Husk, 83, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Hur, a daughter of the late Austin and Phoebe Tuttle Husk. She was a former inspector for General Motors, Parma, Ohio.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathleen Riddle of Grantsville; one sister, Mary Bryner of Parkersburg; and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Husk; four sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Margaret Schmidt officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Hur Community, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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