"H" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2007

SANDRA BULLARD HACKNEY

Sandra K. Bullard Hackney, 66, of Belmont, formerly of Orma, died Sunday, Sept. 30 at Carehaven of Pleasants.

She was born June 23, 1941, at Elana, a daughter of the late Burl and Hazel Ellison Bullard. She was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church and had been an active member of the West Fork Senior Citizens. She worked at Goodwill Industries in Charleston from 1978 to 1982.

Surviving are two sisters, Frances Tawney and Vicki Deweese, both of Belmont; one brother, John Bullard and wife Eloise of Chloe; four nephews, four great-nieces; and five great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Hackney.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Kelly Snyder officiating and burial in Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2000

EDITH HADDOX

Edith Haddox, 75, of Raceland, Ky., died in King's Daughters Medical Center.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Cocoe Richards Dawson. She was a member of Grace Memorial United Methodist Church, Raceland.

Surviving are her husband, Donald D. Haddox; one son, Donald R. Haddox of Huntington; one sister, Eula Jenkins of Williamstown; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods, Ky., with Rev. Van Firestine officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Barboursville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2007

VICKY JEAN HAID

Vicky Jean Haid, 53, of Charleston, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at her home. She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Brooks and Genevieve Arnold Cooper. She was a personal care provider for the WV Department of Health and Human Resources. Surviving are her husband, Bill Haid; one daughter, Millie Hollman of Mt. Airy, N C; one brother, Bob Cooper of Chloe; and one granddaughter, Sarah Hollman of Mt. Airy. Services were held Friday, November 9 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in the Cooper Cemetery at Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2006

KENNETH CLOYD HALE

Kenneth Cloyd Hale, 68, of Fruitland Park, Fla., died Saturday, Mar. 4, 2006.

He was born in Calhoun County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired vocational instructor for Florida Dept. of Corrections. He was a member of Sons of the American Legion. He was a Baptist.Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Joyce C. Hale; one son, Kevin M. Hale of Fruitland Park; two brothers, George Hale of Parkersburg and Thomas Hale of Big Springs; and two sisters, Barbara Reed of Parkersburg and Carolyn DeWeese of Chloe.Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Beyers Funeral Home, Lady Lake, Fla., with Rev. Gordon Sanders officiating, and burial in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 December 2009

CLEO JACK HALL

Cleo Jack Hall, 74, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, in Elkins.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Cleo Jack Hall and Arminda Bailey Hall.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a timber operator.

Surviving are his wife, Jesse; two sons, Cleo Jack Hall, Jr., of Lexington, Va., and Ted Hall of Millstone; one daughter, Linda K. Hall of North Carolina; four step-daughters, Judy Fellar of Uniontown, Ohio, Linda Steinbacker of Kimbolton, Ohio, Roberta Triplett of Rushville, Ohio, and Nancy Thompson of Newark, Ohio; two step-sons, Carl D. Wright Of Akron, Ohio, and Michael Wright of Mogadore, Ohio, four grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; and a former wife, Beulah Mae Hall of Virginia.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Richard Cook officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 11 Mar 2004

DANA HALL

Dana E. Hall, 66, of Millstone, died Sunday, Mar. 7, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lawrence and Gae Butler Hall. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from the W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are his wife, Thurmel Poling Hall; one brother, Ross Hall of Barberton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, June Nicholas.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Clarence McKown officiating, and burial in Poling Cemetery, Millstone. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 December 2009

GENE HALL

Gene L. Hall, 79, of Akron, Ohio, died Tuesday, December 15, 2009.

He was born February 19, 1930 in Charleston, W. Va., to the late Shirley and Mabel (Jarvis) Hall. Gene was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was a recipient of a gold medal and Silver Star. He was a Christian.

He is survived by one brother, Ronald of Orma, W. Va. and three sisters, Dorothy Ice of Belpre, Ohio, Velma Demboski of Beckley, W. Va., and Mary Hunter of College Park, MD. A friend and caregiver Edgar Lindsey.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Bernard and Carl and one sister, Judy. Funeral Services were held Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Hummel Funeral Home, 500 E. Exchange St., Akron. Interment was in the Sunset Hills Memory Gardens, with Reverend Becki Bowan-Verbridge officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2000

GEORGE HALL

George R. Hall, 96, of Sissonville, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at his residence.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie McKown Hall of Sissonville; one sister, Hazel Hall Ayers of Parkersburg; one brother, Woodrow Hall of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Long & Fisher Funeral Home. Entombment was in Floral Hills Garden of Memorial, Shrine of the Good Shepherd Chapel, Pocatalico.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 October 2009

HILDA HALL

Hilda R. Hall, 87, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009. She was born at Sand Ridge, the daughter of the late Ferrell and Maude Bourne Altizer.

Surviving are one sister, Zoe Powell of Roanoke, Va., and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 December 2000

JAMES HALL

James Stanley Hall, 78, of Kopperston, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000.

He was born near Alice, Gilmer County, the son of the late Sam and Freda Langford Hall. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Hope Natural Gas Co. in 1984 as chief engineer of Loup Creek Compression Station, Kopperston.

Surviving are two daughters, Diane Wolfe of Seymour, Tenn., and Pam Worrell of Oceana; one son, Sam Hall of Beckley; five sisters, Gladys Youst of Fairmont, Peg Hendershot of Wooster, Ohio, Anita Simpson of Weirton, Mazie Glover of Morgantown and Grace Moore of Mannington; one brother, Ray S. Hall of Dover, Del.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and caregivers, Ronda Bailey and family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Elaine Slider Hall, and one brother, Wilbur Hall, MIA over Germany in World War II.

Services were held at Toneda Baptist Church with Rev. Dewight Stafford officiating. Entombment was in Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, with military rites by Wyoming County Honor Guard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 Oct 2003

LARRY RAY HALL

Larry Ray Hall, 59, of York, S.C., died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Clendenin, the son of the late Forest and Lenora Hurley Hall. He was a production manager with South Carolina Educational TV and Radio. He was an honorary archaeologist for the State of South Carolina and had worked with WVETV to help save Canaan Valley. He was a member of Palmetto Promenader's Square Dance Club.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Engle Hall; two sons, Sean Edwin Hall and Chad Tristan Hall, both of York; one daughter, Mary Beth Edwards of York; two sisters, Debbie Stewart of Weston and Kay Taylor of Clendenin; and three grandchildren.

Graveside service was held at Mt. Liberty Cemetery, Tanner.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 August 2008

LUCILLE HALL

Lucille M. Hall, 83, of Canton, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, in Aultman Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville and was a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College. She was a former elementary school teacher and a charter member of Church of the Master, where she had been involved in the choir and teaching Sunday School.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Marvin E. Hall; one daughter, Beth Ellen Hall of Canton; and two sons, Timothy S. Hall of Massillon, Ohio, and Jay Hall of Canton.

Services were held at Lamiell Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. James Mathewson officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills Burial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2000

ROBERT HALL

Robert Gene Hall, 57, of Winter Haven, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at home.

He was born in Ravenswood, the son of the late Charles Alan and Vivian Elizabeth Wilson Hall. He was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and Vietnam War veteran, and member of American Legion, Air Force Sergeant Association, Disabled American Veterans, and Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Sandy Batten Hall of Winter Haven, Fla.; two sons, Chris Hall and Scott Hall, both of Ravenswood; one step-daughter, Alisa Kelley of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Jim Hall of Ravenswood and Bill Hall of Chester, Va., two sisters, Libby Orahood of Colonial Heights, Va., and Sharon Hall of Petersburg, Va.; and three grandchildren.

Services were conducted at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Minister Denver Haught officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Gay.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2001

SELBY "JOE" HALL

Selby "Joe" Hall, 65, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Elmira, the son of Hazel E. Kendall Hall of Barberton, Ohio, and the late David M. Hall. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and also retired from Montgomery Ward. He was a member of New Horizon and attended South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Stephanie M. Hall of Parkersburg; two sons, Brian Hall and Stephen Hall, both of Parkersburg; three daughters, Caroline Poling of Parkersburg, Corine Stevens of Batesburg, S.C., and Margaret Lynch of Coolville, Ohio; three brothers, Jack of Hinckley, Ohio, James of Barberton and Jake of Steubenville, Ohio; four sisters, Wilma Fulks of Nicut, Betty Scott of Richmond, Ohio, Clara Hart of Griffen, Ga., and Linda Hall of Barberton; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry, Jonny and Junior.

Services were held at South Parkersburg Baptist Church, with Pastor Ed Rogers officiating, and military rites by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 Nov 2003

VIRGINIA DARE HALL

Virginia Dare Hall, 79, of St. Marys, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at her residence.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Amos Wallbrown, Sr., and Rebecca Sturms Wallbrown Wilson.

She was raised in Calhoun County and lived in Pleasants County for 52 years. She attended Parkersburg High School.

Surviving are five sons, Amos Richard "Dick" Hall, Roger Lee Hall and Jerry Edward Hall, all of St. Marys, Freer Randall Hall, Jr., of Palatine, Ill., and Alan Dale Hall of Williamstown; one daughter, Randa Dare Gregg of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Freer Randall Hall, Sr., and five brothers, Amos Wallbrown, Jr., Cloyd Wallbrown, Paul Wallbrown, Bill Wallbrown and Boyd Wallbrown.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating, and burial in Cloverdale Cemetery, Pleasants County. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Tuesday, 2 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 May 2002

WHEELER HALL

Wheeler G. Hall, 74, of Clover, Roane County, died Saturday, Apr. 27, 2002, at his home.

He was born at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Raleigh W. and Iva Greathouse Hall. He was a retired teacher and principal in Roane and Kanawha counties, with 33 years of service. He was a 1945 graduate of Calhun County High School and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College. He received a B.A. degree from marshall University in 1960. He was a member of Spencer Roane County Volunteer Fire Dept. and charter member of Clover Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a Methodist and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Ada H. Hall, whom he married Aug. 25, 1951; one brother, Edsel "Pancho" Hall of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 July 2002

WOODROW HALL

Woodrow E. Hall, 88, of Millstone, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, in Grafton General Hospital, Grafton.

He was born at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Edwin and Matilda Adams Hall. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Northern Solomon Islands and in the Philippines. Hew as awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, two Bronze Stars, World War II victory Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon and Medal for Good Conduct. He retired as a supervisor for Consolidated Natural Gas Corp. after 30 years of service. He attended Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge, and was known for quoting, "The Flag Goes By," throughout his life.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Hall Spencer of Fairmont; one sister, Hazel Ayers of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Flo McKee Hall, and 11 brothers and sisters.

Services will be held Friday, 1:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery, with military gravesite rites by American Legion Post #21, Spencer. Visitation is scheduled at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2000

LORENTZ CARR HAMILTON, JR.

Lorentz Carr Hamilton, Jr., 82, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Eagle Point Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Lorentz C. Hamilton, Sr., and Nelle Dodson Hamilton.

He graduated from Calhoun County High School, attended Glenville State College, and was a graduate of West Virginia University and of University of Richmond School of Law. He was a World War 11 veteran of the South Pacific Theater with the 96th Infantry Division and was involved with the invasions of Leyete and Okinawa. He practiced law in Grantsville for many years, served as prosecuting attorney and magistrate in Calhoun County, and was an attorney for the Small Business Administration for 20 years in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W. Post #5959 and Lions Club of Grantsville. He was active in Boy Scouts of America where he served on several troop committees, was instrumental in establishing Boy Scout troops for handicapped children, was an assistant scout master with handicapped children and served on the District Committee in Arlington, Va. He was a member of Knotts Memorial Methodist Church, past president of Calhoun County Historical Society, and a member of the Civitan Club and former member of Elks Lodge, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Sue P. Hamilton of Grantsville; two sons, Lorentz (Larry) C. Hamilton III and Earl Davis Hamilton, both of Parkersburg; and two grandchildren, J.R. Herrmann and Jeremy Herrmann, both of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Victor Hamilton.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Casey Stinespring officiating. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to S.W. Resources, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 July 2008

SUE HAMILTON

Sue Pruett Hamilton, 85, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at The Willows nursing facility, Parkersburg.

She was born in Shavers Mill, Va., the daughter of the late Earl and Minnie Davis Pruett.

Sue was a homemaker and volunteer for Special Olympics, and was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, Lorentz Carr Hamilton III and Earl D. Hamilton, both of Parkersburg; two sisters, Van Davis Boling of Lubbock, Tex., and Margaret Leffel of Bluefield, Va.; one brother, Joe Muss Pruett of Tazewell, Va.; four grandchildren, J.R. Herrmann and Calvin A. Richards, both of Parkersburg, Jeremy L. Herrmann of Neptune Beach, Fla., and Cynthia D. Richards of Bremerton, Wash., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorentz Carr Hamilton, Jr., in 2001, and three sisters, Helen Pryor, Peggy Lawson and Billie Porterfield.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Rev. Casey Stinespring officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to SW Resources, Parkersburg. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2000

PAUL HAMMER

Paul B. Hammer, 84, of Fort Whipple VA Center, Prescott, Ariz., died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Jacob M. and Myrtle B. McHenry Hammer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in both the Pacific Theater and the European Theater at the Normandy landing. He and his wife moved to Prescott from Grantsville in 1988. He was a carpenter and member of Prescott Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sylvia, whom he married Sept. 24, 1937; three daughters, Patty Spear of Phoenix, Ariz., Karen McLain of Sedro Woolley, Wash., and Ann Vander Linden of Castle Rock, Colo.; two brothers, Vernon and Dale Hammer, both of Parkersburg; numerous grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son.

Services were held at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Cortez and Carleton, with Pastor Bob Meyers officiating.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2000

PAUL HAMMER

Paul B. Hammer, 84, of Prescott, Ariz., died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Prescott.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Jacob M. and Myrtle B. McHenry Hammer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in both the Pacific and European theaters, including the Normandy landing. He was a carpenter and a member of Prescott Community Church.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Sylvia; three daughters, Patty Spear of Phoenix, Ariz., Karen McLain of Sedro Woolley, Wash., and Ann Vander Linden of Castle Rock, Colo.; two brothers, Vernon and Dale, both of Parkersburg; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son.

Services were held at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Prescott, with Pastor Bob Myers officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 04 November 2004

ROBERT GENE HAMMONS

Robert Gene “Bobby” Hammons, 32, of Fenwick, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, in an automobile accident at Richwood.

He was the son of Erman and Joann Hammons of Fenwick. He was employed by Columbia of West Virginia, Craigsville.

Surviving in addition to his parents are four brothers, Gary F. Hammons of Grantsville, Johnny H. Hammons of Craigsville, Larry Hammons of Fenwick and Ronnie L. Hammons of Lexington, N.C.; and one sister, Carla A. Bailey of Richwood.

Services were held at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Rev. Oscar Spinks officiating. Burial was in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 November 2002

NORA HAMRIC

Nora E. Hamric, 68, of Pennsboro, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, in Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Worthy and Electa Hamric. She attended Grace Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are three daughters, Sharon Little and Sheena Dean, both of Grantsville, and Kathy Westfall of Pennsboro; two sisters, Dora Hamric of North Carolina and Isabell Pearl Hoover of Texas; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, David Sidwell, and two daughters, Linda and Brenda Sidwell.

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

(Larry Heffner)


CHARLES HAMRICK

Ravenna (Ohio) Record Courier - July 9, 2002

Charles Hamrick, 67
Was Darwal employee

Charles R. Hamrick, 67, of Ravenna, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at Altercare Nursing Home in Ravenna, where he had been a resident for two days.

Born April 12, 1935 in Grantsville, W. Va., he was the son of William and Sarah (Reynolds) Hamrick. He had lived in Ravenna for 50 years.

Mr. Hamrick was a heavy equipment operator at Darwal Inc.

He was a social member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1055 and a former member of the Italian Club.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Holtsclaw), to whom he was married 47 years; sons, Gerald (Linda) of Massachusetts, Bryan (Laura) of Brimfield, Carl (Christina) of Ravenna and Steven of Kent; daughters, Sharon DuChene of Kent and Susan (Herbert) Phillians of Ravenna; nine grandchildren and brother, Harold of West Virginia. Three sisters and five brothers died previously.

There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements are being handled by Shorts Funeral Home in Ravenna.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 September 2009

DAVID ROBERT HANCOCK

David Robert Hancock, 82, of Ravenswood, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, with 38 years of service. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and a member of Coventry-Akron Lodge #83, AF&AM, Akron.

Surviving are one sister, Jeanne Dunn of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and his loving companion, Tressie Metheney of Ravenswood.

He was preceded in death by 26 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2005

FRANCES ANN HANES

Frances Ann Hanes, 61, of White Pine, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at her home.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Frank and Loretta Heffernan Lauria.

Surviving are her husband, Louis Hanes; two sons, Chip Hanes of Grantsville and Robert Hanes of New York; one daughter, Kelly Hanes of Grantsville; and two grandchildren.

Graveside rites were held at Hanes Family Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Tim Hickman officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 July 2009

VEALL LLOYD HAYNES

Vearl Lloyd Haynes, 69, of Springerville, Ariz., died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Lloyd E. and Lillie Kerns Haynes.

He was raised in Grantsville and was a 1958 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He attended West Virginia University on a full football scholarship and received his BS in forest management with honors in 1962. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a forester, district ranger, and staff officer in the Monongahela, Chippewa, and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests. He retired in 1994. He was a deacon in First Southern Baptist Church, Springerville.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Virginia (Jinny) Long Haynes; two daughters, Vivian Thompson of Mesa, Ariz., and Jenny Harrold of Springerville; one son, Vearl Haynes, Jr., of Kingman, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and one brother, Voras Haynes of Valley Bend.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

A celebration of his life was scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Springerville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 February 2006

DAVID GAIL HANLON

David Gail Hanlon, 70, of Harrisville, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Pennsboro, the son of the late Oris G. and Janet Wilson Hanlon. He had been a practicing attorney in Harrisville since 1971 and a state senator representing Calhoun, Ritchie, Pleasants, Wirt and Wood counties from 1976-1986.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Carole Hanlon; two daughters, Khara Gael Hanlon and Meghan Gael Hanlon, both of Harrisville; and two sisters, Diane Pierce of Harrisburg, Pa., and Kathleen Layne of Davisville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Suzanne Sandy.

Services were held at Harrisville Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial was in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


Irene M. Douglas Hanna

Irene M. Hanna, 84, of West Akron, Ohio, died April 15, 2004, following a short illness.

She was born in Milo, West Virginia, on Aug. 23, 1919.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Harry, and is survived by her son, Dennis (Karen) Hanna of Copley; daughters, Marcia Schray and Tammy (Don) Evans of Akron; grandchildren, Josh Schray, Gabriel Schray, and Kelly Hanna; sister, Ruth Boggs of Akron; brothers, Nolan Douglas of Akron, William Douglas of Wadsworth; and a host of relatives and friends.

Irene devoted herself to her home and family. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed gardening, and was known far and wide for her culinary skills. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A memorial service was held Saturday, April 24 at 1 p.m., at the Mausoleum Chapel of Rose Hill Burial Park, 3653 W. Market St., Akron.

(Rhonda Keith)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2007

ARGLE BERNARD HANNAH

Argle Bernard Hannah, 83, of Vienna died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 23, 1924, in Grantsville, the son of the late Clinton and Ina Bennett Hannah. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired as division manager after 47 years with Consolidated Gas Co. He was a member of the North Parkersburg Baptist Church, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and VFW Post 573.

Surviving is his wife of 39 years, Elsie Williams Hannah; one daughter, Hope Phillips of Mineral Wells; two sons, Edwin Hannah and wife, Robin, of Parkersburg and Fred Hannah and wife, Janice, of New Market, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Jim Eller and wife, Becky, of Sevierville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by two sisters; one brother; one brother-in-law; one granddaughter; and one grandson.

Services were held Sunday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Mike Towner officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 Oct 2003

INA HANNAH

Ina N. Hannah, 97, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at her residence.

She was born at Apple Farm, near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Robert F. and Amanda M. Bennett. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, Fell Kennedy Sunday School class, charter member of Rebekah Lodge #52, Grantsville, for 69 years, past district deputy president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #200 with 67 years service, and Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center Auxiliary.

Surviving are one daughter, Edythe Johnson of Grantsville; two sons, Argle Hannah of Vienna and Robert Hannah of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Clinton G. Hannah; one daughter, Virginia Lee Hannah; one great-granddaughter, Stacy Hannah; one great-grandson, Todd Hannah; and two sisters, Lelah Vannoy and Oleta Bennett.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Joe Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation will be on Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2007

ROBERT DAVID HANNAH

Robert David Hannah, 79, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Clinton and Ina Barnett Hannah. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired as an engineer for Consolidated Natural Gas Co. with 35 years service. He was a former Calhoun County constable and Grantsville councilman. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Sheila Hannah Rivenbark of Bolivia, N.C.; one brother, Argel Hannah of Vienna; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Lee Hannah and Edythe Johnson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002 (Obituary from February 1960)

MINERVA HARDEN

Minerva Harden, 70, of Joker, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1960, at Calhoun General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late David and Hulda Wright Cooper. She was a member of Joker Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sisters, Lucy Stallman of Stockville, Ohio, and Roxie Riggs and Blanche Kirby, both of Joker; and three brothers, Roy Cooper of Spencer and Dale and Ed Cooper, both of Joker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Harden.

Services were held at Wright Chapel Church, Cremo, with Rev. Harold Duskey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 August 2008

BERNICE GAINER HARDMAN

Bernice B. Gainer Hardman, 81, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Joker, the daughter of the late Artie Mae Mahaney Gainer and Lonnie Gainer.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and worked for Burch Chevrolet as a bookkeeper for several years and as a medical receptionist for Dr. Benjamin J. Sol and other doctors in Grantsville. She was a member of Knotts Memorial Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, James E. Hardman; one daughter, Jennifer Morris and husband Richard of Grantsville; one granddaughter, Elizabeth O'Hara and husband Chris of Boulder, Colo.; one grandson, Daniel Morris and wife Amanda of Grantsville; two great-grandsons, Levi Marshall Morris and James Richard O'Hara; one sister, Martha Bail of Martinsburg; nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orval White Yoke, Jr., and infant daughter, Nancy JoAnn Yoke, both in 1952; one sister, Freida L. Hosey; and one brother, William S. Gainer.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 Apr 2004

DONNA JEAN HARDMAN

Donna Jean Yoak Hardman, 60, of Lanham, Md., formerly of Spencer, died Monday, Mar. 29, 2004.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of E. Don and Lucretia Smith Yoak of Spencer. She was a member of Mowatt Methodist Church where she sang and played the organ.

Surviving in addition to her parents are three children, Courtney Ann Hardman of Lanham, Barry Von Perkins of Bowie, Md., and Don Perkins of Palmetto, Fla.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Memorial United Methodist Church, Spencer, with Rev. Beth Peters officiating. Burial will be in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

Visitation at the church will be on Friday, 5 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, one hour prior to services. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 September 2006

ERNESTINE HARDMAN

Ernestine Hall Hardman, 70, of Stouts Mills, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ray and Erma Runyon Hall. She was a homemaker, former employee of Kinney Shoe Corp., and a Baptist.

Surviving are one son, Douglas Hardman of Tanner; two daughters, Tena Jones of Stouts Mills and Debra Shiflet of Stumptown; one sister, Madeline Beal of Ohio; one brother, Virgil Ray Hall of Stouts Mills; nine grandchildren; and four great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Douglas Hardman, in 1978.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Howard Swick officiating, and burial in Sand Fork Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2004

GEORGE HARDMAN

George W. Hardman, 79, of Grantsville, died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

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

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired Sergeant First Class with the U.S. Army Reserve Military Police. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. He was a member of Beech Valley United Methodist Church and taught Bible Study at Broomstick and Norman Ridge churches.

Surviving are his wife, Docie Ellen Frederick Hardman; one son, Nathan G. Hardman of Grantsville; one daughter, Carol Sue Nicholson of Grantsville; two sisters, Jean Smith of Cortland, Ohio, and Armetta Shedl of Warren, Ohio; one brother, Tom Hardman of Hixson, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Audrey, Freeman, Clifford, Ronzel and Junior Hardman, and six sisters, Lena, Nina, Belle, Alta, Betty and Caroline.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jack Seabolt and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 December 2009

LENA IREDA TINGLER HARDMAN

Lena Ireda Tingler Hardman, 73, of Nobe, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at her home.

She was born at Big Springs, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Nettie Richards Tingler.

Surviving are one son, Edward Hardman of Monongahela, Pa.; three daughters, Lena Kathryn Whipkey and Carolyn Sue Cunningham, both of Grantsville, and Rose Maxine Frederick of Harrisville; two brothers, Orval and Alvin Tingler; three sisters, Margaret Cox, Oleta Wilt and Dorothy Dye; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roma, Arlie and Ona Tingler; one sister, Velda Kelly; and one granddaughter, Rachelle Renee Nelson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating, and burial in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 July 2008

NATHAN GEORGE HARDMAN

Nathan George Hardman, 57, of Spencer, died Saturday, July 12, 2008.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Docie Ellen Frederick Hardman of Grantsville and the late George W. Hardman.

He was a 1972 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Beech Valley United Methodist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one sister, Carol Sue Nicholson of Glenville; one nephew, Delmer R. Hickman, Jr., of Grantsville; one niece, Nancy Schoolcraft of Arnoldsburg; and six great nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Big Springs Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2002

RADER HARDMAN

Rader Hardman, 97, of Rt. 1, Reedy, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley.

He was born in Richardson, the son of the late Johnny M. and Electa Scott Hardman. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1925, completed Spencer Normal School and attended New River State College, Montgomery. He was a farmer, taught school for 23 years in Roane County, and worked for the Agriculture Stabilization Service. He was a member of Peniel United Methodist Church, where he had been a member of the Administrative Board, the Board of Trustees, and a Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are one daughter, Janet Lee Bryant of Ripley; two sons, John D. Hardman and George E. Hardman, both of Peniel; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel and Ruby Claire; his wife of more than 50 years, Elsie Elizabeth Gandee Hardman; and two children, Betty Jean and Charles Conn.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Eldon Shingleton and Rev. Jerry Eaton officiating. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2003

ROBERT HARDMAN

Robert F. Hardman, 71, of Tanner, died Sunday, Apr. 13, 2003, at the home of his daughter in Vienna.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Earl and Elizabeth Hersman Hardman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a former owner and operator of Hardman's Store, Tanner, for 10 years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus of Pythias Lodge, Tanner.

Surviving are his wife, Leona Frymier Hardman; two daughters, Beth McMilleon of Vienna and Tami Ann Hardman of Mineral Wells; two sons, Robert E. Hardman of Tanner and Eric V. Hardman of Rockport; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grand­children.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Liberty Cemetery, Tanner. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 July 2008

RUBY PEARL WILCOX HARDMAN

Ruby Pearl Wilcox Hardman, 92, of Millstone, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Gilmer County.

She was a member of Apostolic Tabernacle, Grantsville, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are six sons, Alfred Lee Hardman of New Franklin, Ohio, Wilford Hardman of Spencer, James Dwight Hardman, Roger Dwayne Hardman and Guy Hardman, all of Grantsville, and William Earl Hardman of Navarre, Ohio; and one daughter, Edith Lenore Hardman of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred George Hardman; three sons, Denzil, Buddy and Herman Hardman; and one daughter, Freda Marie Hupp.

Services were held Tuesday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Turner Cemetery, Loc

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 June 2010

JACKIE LEE HARDWAY

Jackie Lee Hardway, 65, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Kansas, the son of the late Donald and Bonnie Yost Hardway.

He was retired from Monarch Rubber Co. and worked as a Class A welder at Ravens Metals.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda May Cline of Parkersburg and April Gay Hardway of Gandeeville; two sons, Leonard E. Hardway of Arnoldsburg and Donald Gary Hardway of Parkersburg; two sisters, Norma Jane Drake of Yellow Creek and Janice Lynn Blake of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Denzil Daris Hardway of Orangeburg, S.C., and Leonard Earl Hardway of Palestine; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Perry Hardway, and one son, Jackie Lee “Punkin” Hardway, Jr.

Per his request, the body was cremated. Memorial service was held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 2003

JACKIE LEE HARDWAY, JR.

Jackie Lee (Punkin) Hardway, Jr., 36, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Fairfax, Va., the son of Jackie Lee Hardway and the late Violet Perry Hardway.

Surviving in addition to his father are one daughter, Sarra Dawn Barr of Parkersburg; two sisters, Brenda M. Cline of Parkersburg and April G. Hardway of Spencer; two brothers, Leonard Edward Hardway of Wirt County and Donald Gary Hardway of South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by· his paternal grandmother, Bonnie Gay Hardway.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2002

JAMES (Carol) HARDWAY

James (Carol) Hardway, 74, of Duck, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was the son of the late James and Florence Santy Hardway. He was in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952 and was a member of the American Legion. He was self-employed in the timber industry.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Starcher Hardway; two sons, Phillip (Duke) Hardway and wife Kara of Buckhannon and Wayne Hardway and wife Vicki of Mt. Zion; one brother, Gene Hardway of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Irene Lambert and Hallie Lambert, both of Strange Creek; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Brooks and Casto Hardway, and two sisters, Glennis Carter and Nellie Reed.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. David Jesse officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 Oct 2003

GENE HARDWAY

Gene P. Hardway, 80, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late James and Florence Hardway. He was a World War II veteran and a retired Calhoun County assessor. He attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Violet M. Hardway; one son, Leonard Hardway; three daughters, Shelia Burch, Shari Johnson and Sara Jane Smith; 10 grandchildren, Jeremy Hardway, Jamie Burch, Tiffani Johnson, Brandi Hardway, Holly Burch, Whitney Johnson, Robert Smith, Bradly Smith, Clarence Smith and Elizabeth Smith; and two sisters, Irene Lambert and Hallie Lambert, both of Strange Creek.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard Hardway; three brothers, Brooks Hardway, Casto "Doc" Hardway and Carol Hardway; and two sisters, Nellie Reed and Glennis Carter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen and Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Duffield Cemetery, near Duck.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2002

EDITH HARDWICK

Edith V. Hardwick, 86, of Troy, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Lida Brown Harris. She was a former employee of Louie Glass, Weston, supervisor in the food service department of Glenville State College, and a personal care giver for the elderly. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are five step-children; 13 step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Roger Vance officiating. Burial was in Old Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 December 2002

CHARLES HAROLD

Charles M. Harold, 94, of Davisville, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Oka, Calhoun County, the son of the late William and Lucy B. Ellison Harold. He was a former school bus driver in Roane County, served as deputy assessor from 1943-45, and was a former employee of Union Carbide Corp., Alloy. He was an operating engineer and retired in 1985 after 18 years of service with Columbia Gas. He had been a member of Campbell Lodge 101, I.O.O.F. Spencer, since 1948, and was a member of Kanawha United Methodist Church, Davisville.

Surviving are two grandsons, John M. Tallman of Pace, Fla., and Brian M. Tallman of Arlington, Wash.; three granddaughters, Ruth E. Robrecht of Parkersburg, Mary E. Starcher of Williamstown and Cathy L. Nelson of Davisville; 14 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Marjorie Lane of Morgantown, Lydia Lewis of Windham, Ohio, and Dorothy Whaley of Greenwood, La.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Grethel Parker Harold; one daughter, Velma R. Tallman; one grandson, Charles D. Tallman; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. James. B. Robrecht officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2002

JAMES ARNOLD HAROLD

James Arnold Harold, 65, of Chloe, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at his home.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks and Rev. Larry Bennett officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, Uler.

No other information received.

(Larry Heffner)

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2002

JAMES ARNOLD HAROLD

James Arnold Harold, 65, of Chloe, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun county, the son of the late James Spencer and Lucille Alma Brannon Harold. He was a member of Sutton Moose Lodge #825.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia Lou Duelly Harold; four sons, James Andrew Harold of Chloe, Larry D. Harold of Flatwoods, Curtis D. Harold of Dallas, Tex., and Michael D. Harold of Ft. Worth, Tex.; three daughters, Lisa Ann Marks of Chloe, Teresa K. Laughery of Mineral Wells and Deborah Sue Nichols of Charleston; one brother, Lowell B. Harold of Corbat, Ken.; two half-brothers, Larry and Gary Truman, both of Spencer; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks and Rev. Larry Bennett officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, Uler.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2006

LEVERENE HARPER

Leverene "Ol'Ma" Jarvis Harper, 85, of Gandeeville, died Monday, March 27, 2006.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Robert and Delilah Ellison Jarvis.

She was a Christian, self-employed merchant, retired employee of Kellwood Co. and former Red Cross volunteer.

Surviving are two daughters, Enid Harpold and Bobbette Harper; special friend, Mary Taylor; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Harper, and two sons, Robert Milt and Jerry Dean Harper.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Don Ramsey and Chaplain Jake Moyer officiating. Burial will be in Harper Cemetery, Jones Ridge, Harmony. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who can to adopt a pet from an animal shelter.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 October 2000

MARY DORIS HARPOLD

Mary Doris Harpold, 86, of Gay, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born on the West Fork, the daughter of the late Asa Eli and Zilla Anne Kerby Everson. She was a homemaker and member of Gay Homemakers, Jackson County Senior Citizens and Elk Fork Church.

Surviving are one son, Robert Harpold of Statts Mill; one daughter, Mary Pursley of Leroy; twin sister, Loris Waggoner of Calhoun County; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Marion Harpold, in 1975; one son, Russell Harpold; one daughter, Edith Harpold; and eight brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Rev. Enoch Pursley officiating. Burial was in Harpold Family Cemetery, Gay.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 February 2006

CHARLES HARRIS

Charles E. "Chuck" Harris, 50, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late James Lewis and Virginia Ellen Hathaway Harris. He was employed by Cabot Oil and Gas for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Darlene G. Hickman Harris; one son, Brian E. Harris of Grantsville; two daughters, Bridgett D. Harris and Brittany N. Harris, both of Grantsville; one sister, Deborah L. (Debbie) Lamp of Harrisville; and two brothers, Kenneth L. Harris of Grantsville and Jerry Hathaway of Vanese, Calif.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Randall L. (Randy) Harris of Grantsville.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 July 2001

CLARENCE (BUD) HARRIS

Clarence (Bud) Harris, 72, of Stumptown, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, in Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born at Stumptown, the son of the late Alva and Delpha Dobbins Harris. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Larson Consolidated, Grafton, Ohio, with 38 years of service. He was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, and Rush Run CEOS Club.

Surviving are six sisters, Deloris Lyons of Brunswick, Ohio, Minnie Stalnaker of Grafton, Nellie Settle of Petroleum, Sue Morton of Harrisville and Lou Miller and Lyda Harris, both of Stumptown; and two brothers, Alva (Sonny) Harris of Mineral Wells and Sam Harris of Grafton.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty McCune and Wanda Harris, and one brother, Kenneth (Mike) Harris.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating, and burial in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2006

DONNIE HARRIS

Donnie Harris, 37, of Spencer, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Charles Junior and Shirley Lee Jarvis Harris.

Surviving are two sisters, Vicki Griffin of Spencer and Lisa Carter of Beallsville, Ohio; one brother, Charles M. Harris of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Jeff Jett officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Gay.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2007

ETHEL HARRIS

Ethel Harris, 94, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James and Almeda Lynch Boatright.

Surviving are one son, Robert Harris; two grandchildren, Robert Michael Harris and Tracey Louise Campbell; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bethel O'Brien.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John; seven brothers; and one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Hecker Funeral Home, Uniontown, Ohio, with Pastor Anne Fisher officiating, and burial in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 March 2002 (Obituary from June 7, 1960)

ERNEST HARRIS

Ernest H. Harris, 65, of Rt. 5, Grantsville, died Tuesday, June 7, 1960, in Calhoun General Hospital.

He was born near Grantsville, the son of the late Newton and Anna Walker Harris. He was a volunteer in World War I and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are two brothers, Rev. C.D. Harris of Spencer and Dewey Harris of Marion, Ind.; two half-brothers, Loren and Burdell Harris, both of Grantsville; six half-sisters, Lucille Van Dyke of Samel, Wilma Rowan and Freda Pribble, both of Cleveland, Gray Bennett of Marion, Willadene Brady of Walker and Murdayne Howes of Grantsville.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 November 2000

ERNESTINE HARRIS

Ernestine Winifred Harris, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late A.B. and Scottie Kelly Wilson. She was retired from B.F. Goodrich, Grantsville, with 26 years of service.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, William D. Harris; two daughters, Judy Phares of Marietta, Ohio, and Dorothy Burrows of Grantsville; two sons, Robert D. Harris of Parkersburg and Larry D. Harris of Grantsville; three sisters, Virginia Gonci of Klamath Falls, Ore., Frances Morgan of Moorpark, Calif., and Emma Vaughn of Grantsville; six granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice Marie Harris, and one brother, Robert Wilson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 June 2010

HELEN CARPENTER HARRIS

Helen Carpenter Harris, 85, of Spencer, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late James and Beulah Burch Carpenter.

She was a graduate of Normantown High School and Glenville State College and received her graduate education at West Virginia University.

She worked in the Roane County school system for several years as a mathematics teacher, school counselor and school psychologist. She was a member of Spencer Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are one son, Douglas Ray Harris of Spencer; two sisters, June Westfall of Ohio and Mary Lou Powell of Wadsworth, Ohio; and one brother, Douglas Carpenter of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Rev. Ray Harris, on Mar. 30, 2001 (he was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and former assistant superintendent); one sister, Ann Stalnaker; and one brother, Gary Carpenter.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Tom Fletcher and Pastor John Powell officiating, and burial in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 November 2000

JAMES HARRIS

James U. Harris, 55, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000.

He was the son of Dora Starcher and the late Loren Harris.

Surviving are three sisters, Leveda Wright of Palestine, Sharon Rexroad of Elizabeth and Velma Kirby of Grantsville; one brother, Nolan Harris of Palestine; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at God's House of Worship, Elizabeth. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 October 2001 (Obituary from Jan. 15, 1959)

JOHN HARRIS

John Harris, 80, died Sunday [Jan. 11, 1959] at his home in Grantsville.

He was born in Roane County, Nov. 4, 1878, the son of the late Nathan and Anna Norman Harris. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and was retired from Godfrey L. Cabot, Inc.

Surviving are his wife, Arilla Francis Harris; two sons, Thurl Harris of Akron, Ohio, and Harley Harris of Grantsville; two daughters, Mrs. Rue Schoolcraft of Pineville and Mrs. Charles Roberts of Grantsville; one foster daughter, Mrs. Frances Rymer Smith of Charleston; one brother, Earl Harris of Belpre, Ohio; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Archie Showen officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 September 2004

KACY MICHELLE HARRIS

Kacy Michelle Harris, 19, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, after a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Surviving are her parents, Bernard and Kathleen Harris of Mt. Zion; one sister, Alicia Swearingen of Chloe; one nephew, Jaden Swearingen of Chloe; her fiancée, Pat Keaffaber of Mt. Zion; and maternal grandmother, Emilie Marks of Wooster, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, George Harris; paternal grandparents, Harley and Sarah Harris of Grantsville; one uncle, Ronnie Harris; and one cousin, Jack Wine.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 September 2001

JOHN HARRIS

John Harris, 92, of Akron, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Isaac and Lily Dale Vannoy Harris. He was retired from Babcock & Wilcox Co., Barberton, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Ethel; one son, Robert E. Harris; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews in the Grantsville area.

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

Services were held at Hecker Funeral Homer, Uniontown, Ohio, with Pastor Robert Webb officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2007

JUSTINE SPENCER HARRIS

Justine Spencer Harris, 87, of Spencer, died Thursday, December 6, 2007, at home.

She was born November 3, 1920, at White Oak, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Elber and Icy Bell Jarvis Spencer. She was a 50-year member and Past Matron of Linden Chapter No. 152, O.E.S., and member of the Roane General Hospital Auxiliary and Clover Community Church. She attended First Baptist Church of Spencer, and was a homemaker..

Surviving are two sons, Stanton Aquilla Harris and Wayne Cecil Harris both of Spencer; three sisters, Dorlene Walker of Ravenswood, Dormal Rhodes and Wanda Nutter both of Spencer; six grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Corliss Willard Harris, Sr.; one son, Corliss Willard Harris, Jr.; one sister, Joy Metz DeWeese.

Services were held Sunday, December 9 at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. "Mike" King and Rev. Randall L. "Randy" Whited officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2008

KENNETH DALE HARRIS

Kenneth “Kenny” Dale Harris, 55, of Stumptown, died Saturday, Apr. 12, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Elyria, Ohio, the son of Virgie Harris of Stumptown and the late Kenneth Darrell Harris. He graduated from Murray Ridge School and was employed by Murray Ridge Workshop, Elyria. He was a former member of Midview Baptist Church, Grafton, Ohio, and a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, and Rush Run CEOS.

Surviving in addition to his mother is one sister, Kathy Bishop of Fairfax, Va.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Rush Run Baptist Church, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001

REV. RAY HARRIS

Rev. Ray N. Harris, 76, of Parkersburg Road, Spencer, died Friday, Mar. 30, 2001, in Roane General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Rev. C.D. and Glada Ritchie Harris. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, earned a bachelor's degree at Glenville State College, a master's degree at West Virginia University, and did graduate work at Marshall University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired as assistant superintendent of Calhoun County Schools following 40 years in public education as a teacher, counselor, and administrator. He served many years in the ministry in Lewis, Boone, Gilmer, Braxton, Roane and Calhoun counties. He was a member of National Education Association, W.Va. Education Association, and Calhoun County Teacher's Association. He was active in AARP, Cancer Coalition, Miletree Auxiliary, VFW, and the Democratic Party.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Helen Carpenter Harris; one son, Douglas R. Harris of Spencer; one brother, William D. Harris of Grantsville; two sisters, Oleta Heiney of Ravenna, Ohio, and Juanita Waggoner of Deerfield, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Leota Leggett of Carter, Ky.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 July 2001

SARAH HARRIS

Sarah M. Harris, 84, of Grantsville, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Francis M. and Adeline Richards.

Surviving are five sons, Donald and Edward Harris, both of Grantsville, Harley Harris of Big Bend, Bernard Harris of Mt. Zion and Clyde Harris of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Carol Wine of Mt. Zion and Bonnie Lemley of Grantsville; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Harris; one infant daughter, Lois Jean Harris; one son, Ronald Harris; one grandson, Jack Wine; and one great-grandson.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 Aug 2003

WILLIAM HARRIS

William Dewitt Harris, 82, of Grantsville, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Rev. C.D. and Glada Ritchie Harris.

He graduated from Calhoun High School in 1941 and retired from Calhoun County Board of Education as a custodian. He was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, where he served as superintendent for 46 years. He was a member of Parkersburg's Nemesis Temple, Charleston's Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and Order of Eastern Star and Eureka Lodge No. 40, Grantsville. He served on Grantsville's town council, was a Cub Scout leader, softball pitcher and active in civic organizations.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Harris of Parkersburg and Larry Harris of Grantsville; two daughters, Judy Phares of Marietta, Ohio, and Dorothy Kerby of Grantsville; one sister, Oleta Heiney of Ravenna, Ohio; six granddaughters, Alice Harris, Debbie Williams, Ronda Williams, Kelly Raines, Alissa Harris and Casey Harris; three great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Wilma Gene Kerby.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ernestine Winifred Wilson Harris; one daughter, Alice Marie Harris; one brother, Rev. Ray Harris; and two sisters, Juanita Waggoner and Leota Leggett.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2007

ISHMAEL HARRISON

Ishmael K. Harrison, 77, of Strange Creek, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Burton F. and Goldie Mae Hamrick Harrison. He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a coal miner, TV repairman and had worked for Clay County board of education. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are six sons, Alan Ray Harrison and wife Falayda, Glen Kelly Harrison, Sr., and wife Tammy, and Michael Lynn Harrison, all of Strange Creek; Kenneth Wayne Harrison and wife Tonya of Chloe, and Kevin Lee Harrison, Sr., and wife Mista and Aaron Brett Harrison and wife Jessica, all of Mocksville, N.C.; two daughters, Joyce Ann Khan and husband Nazakat of Advance, N.C., and Tina Kay Ferrebee and husband Thomas of Mocksville; two brothers, Ellis "Tipper" Harrison of Duck and Ralph "Fippy" Harrison of Clay; one sister, Violet Mullins of Clay; special cousin, Dayton Holcomb; 21 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Gay Truman Harrison; one son, Roger Harrison; four brothers; and one sister.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Pastor Bill Burdette officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be in Rhodes Cemetery, Clay County. Visitation is Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 Apr 2004

MAVOUREEN HARRISON

Mavoureen E. Harrison, 87, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Apr. 5, 2004, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jerry M. and Mervilla Gay Isenhart Meadows. She was a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church and retired after 20 years of service to Wood County Board of Education.

Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Ann Lockhart of Wedgefield, S.C., and Mary Louise Morgan of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Robert Harrison of Muscatine, Iowa, and Paul Harrison of Pasadena, Calif.; one sister, Ruby Meadows Fleak of Washington; two brothers, Ernie Meadows of Parkersburg and Robert Meadows of Washington; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Estle O. Harrison, and two brothers, Leo and Ronzel Meadows.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Carroll L. McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 September 2005

DANA MARTIN HART

Dana Martin Hart, 38, of St. Albans, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of George and Karen Hart of Shock. He was a registered nurse in the emergency department of Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, with 13 years service.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one brother, Marvin Hart; one sister, Brenda Hart; and one nephew, Caleb Hart.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Becky and Ruffner Cottrill, and his paternal grandparents, Madge Parsons and Troy Hart.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 November 2004

LUCILLE HART

Lucille McPherson Hart, 93, of Dutch Ridge, Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born at Freed, the daughter of the late Gay and Alma S. McHenry Freed. She was a homemaker and longtime member of Red Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Regina R. Headlee and Roberta L. Clark, both of Parkersburg; two sons, Benny G. McPherson and Bernard E. McPherson, both of Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl McPherson in 1949; her second husband, William Preston Hart in 1983; one brother, Jack Freed; and one great-granddaughter, Katrina Coffindeffer.

Services were held at Red Hill U.M. Church with Rev. Sue Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 July 2003

KATHERINE EMEGEAN HARTSHORN

Katherine Emegean Robinson Hartshorn, 73, of Grantsville, died Monday, June 30, 2003.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Homer and Maude Boone Robinson. She was retired from Calhoun County Schools as a cook and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Bollinger and husband Ken of Pine Creek; two sons, Terry Hartshorn and wife Roberta of Mt. Zion and Jeff Hartshorn and wife Debbie of Mt. Zion; nine grand­children, Robbie and Joey Bollinger, Sara Hartshorn Johnson; Justin and Melissa Hartshorn, Zachary and Luke Moore, and Jeremy and Lindsey Hartshorn; one great-granddaughter, Emily Bollinger; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Hays Robinson, Kale Robinson, Kenneth Robinson, Paul Robinson and Cleo Robinson, and four sisters, Ollie Moyers, Evadene McElwee, Gleena Kerby and Beulah Stump.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harry Siers officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 September 2004

LORRAINE HARTSHORN

Lorraine Hartshorn, 80, of Charlotte Hall, Md., died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Leonardstown, Md.

She was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Otis and Katherine Juanita Horsman Robinson.

Surviving are two daughters, Darlene Rickard of Grantsville and Norma Webber of Charlotte Hall; one son, Stephen Hartshorn of Grantsville; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton Hartshorn, in 1994.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home is on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia Society or Children’s Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 Jun 2002

MARY HARTSHORN

Mary Helen Wolfe Hartshorn, 73, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born at Mahone, Ritchie County, the youngest daughter of the late Ernest and Stella Elliott Wolfe. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1946. She was formerly employed by Calhoun County Health Dept., Calhoun County Extension Office, and retired as a social worker from the West Virginia Dept. of Health and Human Services in 1988. She was a former Girl Scout leader, 4-H leader, member of Order of Eastern Star 73, Rebekah Lodge 52, Daughters of the American Revolution, Phoebe Cunningham Chapter, VFW Ladies Auxiliary 5959, AFSCME, PTA, Civic Club, Calhoun Band Boosters, Calhoun Hospital Auxiliary, 4-H Leaders Association and W.Va. Public Employees Association. She attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Ernest Hartshorn; three daughters, Sharon Lynch and husband Ed of Parkersburg, Kathy Bailey of Clarksburg and Kelley Houchin and husband Jeff of Arnoldsburg; seven grandchildren, Jim Lynch of Parkersburg, David, Shanna and Heather Bailey of Clarksburg and Zachary, Matthew and Ashley Houchin of Arnoldsburg; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Wolfe of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and two sisters, Edna Mann of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Irene Cowley of Elyria, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, John Bailey of Clarksburg.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001

ROBERT HASLEY, SR.

Robert Eugene Hasley, Sr., 59, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Marietta, the son of Pauline Roe Hasley and the late George Wilson Radcliffe. He was a welder for Dravo Corp. and a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 168, Marietta. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 24 years, Nell Smith Hasley; one son, Robert B. Hasley, Jr., of Tyler, Tex.; two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Bryan of Marietta and Kristina Louise Smather of Murray City, Ohio; one step-son, James Gainer II of Elkview; one step-daughter, Shellie Jean Gainer of Big Sur, Calif.; one half-sister, Nancy Lauderman of Marietta; one sister, Susie Belleville of Marietta; his mother and father-in-law, Edith and Herb Smith of Grantsville; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father who adopted him, Ercel Hasley, and three step-brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas and Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Donations may be made to the Spinal Bifa Association.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2007

CARLTON CADELL HATHAWAY

Carlton Cadell Hathaway, 69, died Friday, May 18, 2007.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Eulanee Hathaway and the late Orvin Hathaway. He worked for DuPont Corp., Parkers-burg, for 38 years as welder and mechanic. He served various positions in church, coached youth teams and worked on a farm.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Bonnie; two sons, Kevin and Brian, both U.S. Army officers; one daughter, Kara; eight grandchildren; three brothers, James David, Wesley and Ernest; and one sister, Loretta.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Dr. James Carriker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Nicut, with military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services, at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 December 2009

DAVID BARR HATHAWAY

David Barr Hathaway, 84, of Bexley, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Fred S. and Eva Dye Hathaway. He was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II and earned two bachelors degrees and an MA at West Virginia University before moving to Columbus, Ohio, in 1956 to work for Franklin County Schools. He served as a school psychologist and later as assistant superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, retiring after 31 years. He led a dance band during his college years, and was later a member of Humboldt Glee Club, Scottish Rite Choir, and Bexley United Methodist Church Choir. He was a lifetime member of Eureka Lodge, AF&AM, Grantsville, and Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Joyce; two sons, Phillip and Mark; two daughters, Pam McKinley and Rosemary Bredehoft; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Hathaway Kirby, and one brother, Dr. Frederick H. Hathaway. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Bexley U.M. Church.

Private burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2002

FRANCES MADELYN HATHAWAY

Frances Madelyn Hathaway, 88, of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late William Russel and Dora Cain Knight. She was a successful business woman in Calhoun County for many years. She was a lifetime member of VFW Auxiliary Post 5959 and a member of Hires Run Methodist Church, Burnsville.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Hardman of Mocksville, N.C., and William Jones of Grantsville; two brothers, Hurcel Knight of Parkersburg and Louis Knight of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters, Margaret Cunningham of Grantsville, Mammie Beall of North Canton, Ohio, Martha Britton of Weston and Myrtle Powell of South Canton, Ohio; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Hathaway; two sisters; and one brother.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2008

FRANK HATHAWAY

Frank D. Hathaway, 79, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 12, 2008.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ira D. (Doc) Hathaway and Bertie Sturm Hathaway. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army and retired from E.I. Dupont Co. in 1986. He served as a member of Wirt County board of education and Wirt County Development Authority. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Hathaway; three sons, Tim and Terry, both of Washington, and Rick of Parkersburg; one daughter, Kim of Salt Rock; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four step-children, Diane, Sherry, Kim and Kevin; seven step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Hathaway; six brothers, Ophard, Ira D., Cleo, Willard, Frederick and Freddie; and three sisters, Dessel, Mittie and Janivee.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Reedy.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2006

FREDERICK HATHAWAY

Frederick H. Hathaway, M.D., 91, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Frederick S. and Eva Dye Hathaway. He was a Captain in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and received the Army Commendation Medal. He graduated from West Virginia University and received his medical degree from University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1939. He was in the practice of internal medicine in Lincoln from 1946-87. He was with Veterans Affairs Adjudication Division since 1988. He was a member and officer of numerous medical associations, Trinity United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 3.

Surviving are one son, Dr. Frederick Hathaway of Lincoln; one daughter, Sarah Ann Hathaway of Lincoln; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, David Hathaway of Bexley, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Hinton Hathaway, and one sister, Virginia Hathaway Kirby.

Private family services were held at Lincoln Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001

HOMER HATHAWAY

Homer Hathaway, 84, died Saturday, Mar. 31, 2001, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Sida H. and Matilda Summers Hathaway. He retired as a truck driver from Helms Express after 27 ½ years of service. Following retirement, he worked for his son at Superior Toyota, Parkersburg. He was a member of Teamsters Local 175 and was an active member of First Church of the Nazarene where he was a Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine Hathaway; one son, Tom Hathaway of Parkersburg; one daughter, Janet Snook of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was the last surviving and youngest of 15 children, including eight brothers and six sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Keith Hostutler officiating. Burial was in mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 May 2007

IRA HATHAWAY, JR.

Ira D. Hathaway, Jr., 88, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Apr. 26, 2007, in McConnelsville, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ira (Dock) Hathaway and Bertie Sturm Hathaway. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired employee of Wood County board of education.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Allen Hathaway; two daughters, Pam Hathaway of Parkersburg and Jenny Hathaway of Holland, Mich.; one son, Ron Hathaway of Parkersburg; one brother, Frank Hathaway of Grantsville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery with military graveside rites by Spencer American Legion Post 21.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 August 2004

OPHARD HATHAWAY

Ophard “Shorty” Hathaway, 93, of Zebulon, Ga., formerly of Parkersburg and Grantsville, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at Riverside Nursing Center, Thomaston, Ga.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ira D. “Doc” and Birtie Sturm Hathaway. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Wood County Board of Education.

Surviving are two brothers, Frank Hathaway of Elizabeth and Ira D. Hathaway of Florida; one sister, Mittie Sampson of Grantsville; one step-daughter, Carolyn Erp Friend of Albany, Ga.; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma Hathaway, in 1982.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2007

VIRGINIA KATHERYN HATHAWAY

Virginia Katheryn Davis Hathaway, 82, of Spencer, died Friday, June 15, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jesse and Lula Smith Davis. She was a seamstress with Spencer Manufacturing Co. and a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Spencer, and Speed United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Newlon of Greensburg, Pa.; one son, Jerry Hathaway of Williamstown; one sister, Violet Harbert of Ontario, Canada; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and friend and caregiver, Donna Lucas of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Edward Gale Hathaway, and two brothers, Harold and Earl Davis.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2001

ZODA HATHAWAY

Zoda Hathaway, 90, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Shirden and Mary Elizabeth Miller Buck.

Surviving are one daughter, Annabelle Starcher of Grantsville; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Golden Hathaway, and six sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 March 2003

GWENDOLYN HAUGHT

Gwendolyn H. Haught, 93, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center's long term care.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late James A. and Lydia Whytsell Hoskins. She was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church and Mt. Zion Homemakers Extension Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Burdeal Wright and husband Keith of Lanexia, Va., and Dorcas Cain and husband Joseph of Big Bend; two sons, James Haught and wife Wanna Lee of Hagerstown, Md., and Leonard Haught and wife Carol of Lakewood, Ohio; one brother, Vere (Buster) Hoskins and wife Ivy of Arnoldsburg; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace L. Haught, and five sisters, Tressie Carey, Elaine Moneypenny, Harriet Hoskins, Ernestine Mace and Betty Jo Morehead.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Harry Siers officiating, and burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to Calhoun County Library, P.O. Box 918, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001 (Obituary from April, 1976)

IVAN HAUGHT

Ivan Donovan Haught, 64, died in Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born at Minnora, the son of the late Emerson A. and Ethel Campbell Haught. He was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Westinghouse.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Pearl Satterfield Haught; three sons, Lehman D. Haught of Longview, Tex., and Gary L. Haught and Ronald D. Haught, both of Fairmont; three daughters, Betty VanGlider, Wanda Rogers and Cheryle Hepler, all of Fairmont; two sisters, Blythe Weekley of New Martinsville and Georgia Siers of Handover, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2002

MYRTLE JARVIS HAUGHT

Myrtle Jarvis Haught, 88, of Raleigh, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Brighton Gardens Special Care Unit, Raleigh.

She was born and raised in Grantsville. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg, was an active member at Clarksburg Country Club and Oral Lake Fishing Club, and served as an auxiliary volunteer at UHC for several years.

Surviving are two daughters, Josephine Nerhood and Melissa Stanley, both of Raleigh; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Una Jarvis of Clarksburg, Lois Davis of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Ola Stalfort of Grantsville; and nine nieces and nephews, Robert F. Riggs, William L. Fouse, Claude A. Fouse, Joseph L. Jarvis, Richard L. Jarvis, Alan W. Davis, Barbara Halles, Robin Canapp, and John Jarvis Stalfort.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Joseph William Haught, on Mar. 10, 1965.

Memorial service was held at Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh. Burial will be in Grantsville later in January.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Knotts Memorial Methodist Church, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 May 2008

LORRAINE BOWER HAWK

Lorraine "Lori" Bower Hawk, 72, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 29, 2006.

She was daughter of the late Gerald and Dessel Bower.

Surviving are two sons, Dan Riggle and Mark Hawk; one granddaughter, Samantha; and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by one son, Mike Riggle.

Memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 27, 1 p.m., at Mt. Zion Cemetery, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


Parkersburg, WV News Sentinel Fri Aug 28, 2009

Mary Marguerite Haydon, 88, of Torch, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at Marietta Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Walker, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles Walter and Rilla Margaret (Hamrick) Vincent. She was Catholic by faith. She was employed for 18 years as a telephone operator for C&P Telephone and Mountain State Telephone and Telegraph at various locations throughout the United States.

She is survived by her son, Michael John Hillyard Haydon of Rantoul, Ill.; daughter, Elizabeth Anne Haydon of Pensacola, Fla.; and two granddaughters, Erica and Catlyn Haydon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Haydon in 1971; special cousin, John Greenwalt; two brothers; and two sisters.

She will be buried at Torch Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of her husband, John E. Haydon.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2007

MILLIE WHITE HAYHURST

Millie White Hayhurst, 84, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2007, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Ola and Lorena Grim White. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, former telephone operator, and retired from Calhoun General Hospital.

Surviving are one stepson, Donald Hayhurst; four sisters, Madeline Kight, Dorothy Howard, Gwendolyn Ritchie and Judith McGrath; one brother, Bill White; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Hayhurst.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services. Donations can be made to Worthington Manor Activity Fund.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2006

REV. RICHARD PAUL HAYHURST

Rev. Richard Paul Hayhurst, 70, of Gauley Bridge, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 21, 2006.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Paul and Delta Godfrey Hayhurst. He attended Calhoun County High School. He was a minister and evangelist. For the past several years, he had resided at New River Lodge; Gauley Bridge, where he worked as desk clerk.

Surviving are one sister, Jo Ann Nicholas of Good Hope, and one nephew, Jason Bryan Nicholas of the Netherlands.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother, Hoyt Neal Hayhurst.

Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. :with Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 June 2008

CONNIE HAYMAKER

Connie R. Haymaker, 69, of Kettering, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Crestview Manor, Beaver Creek, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late Harry and Imogene Haymaker, formerly of Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one sister, Patricia Trent of Kettering, Ohio, and one brother Timothy Haymaker of Lexington, Ky.

Family celebration of her life was held at the Haymaker Reunion, with graveside rites at Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 November 2006

CARLESS COY HAYS

Carless Coy Hays, 70, of Spencer, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at Charleston General Hospital.

He was born at Left Hand, Roane County, the son of the late Issach and Mildred Snodgrass Hays. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Standard Lafarge Co., Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of Moose Club, Northfield, Ohio, and VFW Post 5959, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, La Vonne Hays; four daughters, Carla Gier of Florida, Ann Self of Arnoldsburg and Tina Kissel and Tammy Bowen, both of Kenova; three step-daughters, Linda Hartman of Garrettsville, Ohio, Deborah Britton of Gilbert, Ariz., and Jessica Quinn of Aurora, Ohio; three brothers, Melvin Hays and wife Marie and Danny Hays and wife Judy, all of Arnoldsburg, and Larry Hays and wife Margaret of Ravenna, Ohio; two sisters, Eleanor Smith and husband Charles and Patty Keough and husband Jack, all of Arnoldsburg; five grandchildren, Kayla and Kimmy Self of Arnoldsburg, Charity Spencer of Spencer, Adam Stump of Grantsville and Marcus Gier of Florida; two great-grandchildren; and 10 step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William R. Hays, and one granddaughter, Cindy Self.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 08 April 2003

FRANCIS HAYMAKER

Francis L. "Tink" Haymaker III, 58, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late F.L. and Imogene Johnson Haymaker II. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked for O'Ames for 34 years. He was a member of Hope Freewill Baptist Church, where he taught the teen class.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Jo Ann Poling Haymaker; three sons, Doug Haymaker of Parkersburg, Scott Haymaker and wife Micaela of Jefferson and Terry Haymaker of Parkersburg; two grandchildren; four brothers, Mike Haymaker and wife Margie of East Bank, Larry Haymaker and wife Utako of San Antonio, Tex., and Jim Haymaker and wife Sharon and Hays Haymaker and wife Martha, all of Grantsville; three sisters, Bev Price and husband Don and Mary Kendell and husband Rick, all of Alliance, Ohio, and Becky Czap and husband Ron of Wheeling; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Hope Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Bud Corbin and Rev. Kenny Wilch officiating. Burial was in Haymaker Family Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

GOLDA HAYMAKER

Golda G. Haymaker, 84, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Carehaven, Pleasants County.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Mint F. Keener Rose. She was a retired cook for Stouts Drug Store, having 26 years of service.

Surviving are three daughters, Phyllis Keffer and Tris Ferrebee, both of Parkersburg, and Nancy Sturdevant of Little Hocking, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cline Joseph Haymaker; six sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Gene Hutton officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 July 2002

ALFRED HAYS

Alfred K. "Piff" Hays, 87, of Rockville, Md., died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Rockville Nursing Home, Rockville.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Robert E. and Kate Cain Hays.

He graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1932 and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and University of Maryland. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He worked for the State of West Virginia for 32 years and retired as executive secretary of W.Va. Racing Commission in 1985. He was a member of BPOE, American Legion, and Trinity Episcopal Church.

Surviving are one son, Johnson Camden Hays of Boyds, Md.; one grandson, Mathew Camden Hays of Boyds; and one brother, Hugh E. Hays of Reston, Va.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold L. Hays and Robert C. Hays, and two sisters, Lois Hendershot and Kathleen Boone.

Services were held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jack Neilson officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 June 2005

HARRY HAYMAKER

Harry Haymaker, 91, of Pineville and Scott Depot, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Crestview Manor, Dayton, Ohio.

He retired from Cabot Corp., Charleston.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie Haymaker of Crestview Manor and Patricia Trent of Kettering, Ohio; one son, Timothy Haymaker of Lexington, Ky.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Haymaker, and one grandson, Matthew Haymaker.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2001

IMOGENE HAYMAKER

Imogene C. Haymaker, 81, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Grantsville, the daughter of the late Walker and Clair Johnson. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are five sons, Mike Haymaker of East Bank, Larry Haymaker of San Antonio, Tex., Francis (Tink) Haymaker of Parkersburg, James Haymaker of Big Bend and Hays Haymaker of Grantsville; three daughters, Beverly Price and Mary Kendall, both of Alliance, Ohio, and Rebecca Czap of Wheeling; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Haymaker; two brothers, Bernard and Paul Johnson; one sister, Susie Johnson; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Bud Corbin officiating. Burial will be in Haymaker Family Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 December 2000

GOLDIE HAYNES

Goldie Nichols Haynes, 80, of Spencer, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George C. and Gatha Digmon Nichols. She was a homemaker and a member of Advent Christian Church, Spencer.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn J. Christian of New Orleans, La.; one son, John M. Haynes of Spencer; two sisters, Brenice Little of Parkersburg and Opal Selmon of Grantsville; three brothers, Paul Nichols of Clover and Georgie and Burl Nichols, both of Grantsville; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clella Haynes, two brothers, and two sisters.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Jackson County.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - May 23, 1990

Gilbert Hays, Former Fire Chief, Dies at 75

Parkersburg Fire Chief Gilbert F. Hays, 75, of 106 43rd St., Parkersburg, died Monday evening [May 21] at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Brohard, W. Va., a son of the late John Adams and Alviretta Shimer Hays. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in War War II in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of the Parkersburg Fire Department for 25 years. The last 13 were served as chief of the department.

He is survived by two daughters, Debra Sue Sheppard and Sharon Williams, both of Parkersburg; two step-children, John McLean of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Richard Spiker of New Jersey; one grandson, four step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandson; four sisters.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline Shutts Hays; second wife, Etta Lawson Twyman Hays; two brothers, and two sisters.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Vaughan Funeral Home, with Orval Cottrill officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen North Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, and until time of service on Thursday.

(Beth Campbell Stemple)


"The Parkersburg News" - June 21, 1981

JOHN HOWARD HAYS

John Howard Hays, 82, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday morning at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Ritchie County, a son of the late John A. and Mae Shimer Hays. He was a member of Waverly Church of Christ and retired from the American Viscose in 1965.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Budd "Jerry" Page and Mrs. Ray "Jean" Wiggins, both of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Glenn "Jo" Lamp, of Vincent, Ohio; one brother, Gilbert Hays of Parkersburg; six sisters, Mrs. Mattie Osborne of Harrisville, Mrs. Edna Wilson of Parkersburg, Mrs. Chloe Roy of Walker, W. Va., Mrs. Anne Clark and Mrs. Nina Adams, both of Vienna, and Mrs. Minnie Hills of Merritt Island, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one step-greatgrandson, and and two foster daughters, Dorothy Barnes of Whipple, Ohio, and Kathy Huffman of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Snider Hays in 1981, and one infant brother.

Services will be Saturday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with interment in the Arlington Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

(Beth Campbell Stemple)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 June 2004

BOBBIE HEADLEY

Bobbie L. Headley, 70, of Munday, died Sunday, June 6, 2004.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Frank and Lorena Bennett Headley. He was retired from Eureka Pipeline Co.

Surviving are two daughters, Roberta Hartshorn and Wilma Mace, both of Mt. Zion; one brother, Harold Headley of Marietta, Ohio; four sisters, Bethel Stutler of Norton, Ohio, Blanche Stutler of Barberton, Ohio, Bessie Arthur of Creston and Vera White of Millwood; and three grandchildren, Julie McCumbers of Mt. Zion, Andy Mace of Arnoldsburg and Sara Johnson of Angola, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Headley, in 2003, and one daughter, Carolyn Jo Headley.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in McCray Cemetery, Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 May 2002

DONNA HEADLEY

Donna J. Headley, 65, of Big Bend, died Monday, Apr. 29, 2002, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Everett and Chloe Davis Jeffrey. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Bobby Headley; two daughters, Wilma Mace and Roberta Hartshorn, both of Mt. Zion; one brother, Jack Jeffrey of Annamoriah; and three grandchildren, Julie, Andy and Sara.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Jo Headley, and one brother, Ron Jeffrey.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in McCray Cemetery, Creston. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2001

EARL HEADLEY

Earl S. Headley, 45, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, of injuries received in an automobile accident in Wirt County.

He was born in Wood County, the son of Zelda Bell Headley of Grantsville and the late Jewell Headley. He was an employee of J&J Timber Co., Cairo, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, Delbert Headley of MacFarlan and Albert Headley of Smithville, and two sisters, Sophia Bacorn of Hazelgreen and Ruth Barritt of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Headley.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2001 (Obituary from May 20, 1976)

LORENA HEADLEY

Lorena Headley, 68, of Creston, died Monday, May 10, in a Parkersburg Hospital.

She was born at Richwood, the daughter of the late Fred and Gracie Griffith Bennett.

Surviving are five daughters, Belle Reeves of Laurel, Miss., Blanche Stutler and Bethel Stutler, both of Barberton, Ohio, Bessie Arthur of Creston and Vera Freshour of Burning Springs; two sons, Robert of Big Bend and Harold of Little Hocking, Ohio; two sisters, Garnet Mowrey of Creston and Eula Rogers of Canton, Ohio; two brothers, Ola Bennett of Barberton and Coy Bennett of Symerna, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Headley.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home with Rev. Gladson Grimm officiating. Burial was in McGray Cemetery, Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Dec 2003

SYLVIA HEADLEY

Sylvia M. Headley, 94, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Ohio Valley Health Care.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Mont and Florence Smith Long.

Surviving are one daughter, Jettie Stevens of The Plains; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 Jan 2004

ZELDA HEADLEY

Zelda M. Headley, 82, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Dolly Dawson Bell.

Surviving are two sons, Elbert Headley of Smithville and Delbert Headley of MacFarlan; two daughters, Ruth Barrett of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sophia Bacorn of Harrisville; two brothers, Harold Bell of Big Springs and Russell Bell of Ravenna, Ohio; one sister, Churl Lott of Ravenna; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Headley; one son, Earl Headley; and one daughter, Louise Headley.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 October 2005

LOXIE HEDGES

Loxie Leeson Hedges; 73, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Greenwood, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Gladys Marie Mosser Leeson.

Surviving are one son, Douglas Hedges and wife Barbara of Clintondale, N.Y.; one daughter, Linda Buchanan and husband Gary of Creston; three grandchildren, Heather Rae Buchanan, Sarah Beth Buchanan and Eric Wayne Buchanan; one brother, Orval Edger Leeson of Parkersburg; two sisters, Betty JoAnn Gains of Parkersburg and Velma Jean Null of Belpre, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hedges; one sister, Roxie Irene Bashau; one brother, Leroy Clifford Leeson; and one granddaughter, Jessie Nicole Hedges.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, 3 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Sterling Ball officiating. There will be a personal reflection time during the service for anyone who would like to share a memory. Memorial contribution may be made to American Cancer Research, P.O. Box 4451, Parkersburg, WV 26104-4451.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 February 2009

DARRELL LEE HEINEY

Darrell Lee Heiney, 61, of Lewisburg, formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Pearl M. Simmons Heiney and the late Forest LeVere Heiney, and was in the care of ResCare of Lewisburg.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one sister, Dianne Heiney Smith of Spencer; three nieces, Shawn Smith Stanley, Dawn Smith Hymes and Kristi Smith Cecil; one great-niece, Shayla Stanley; and three great-nephews, Jevan Stanley, Tyler Hymes and Turner Hymes.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 November 2005

DONALD HEINEY

Donald H. Heiney, 82, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at his home.

He was born at Cabot Station, the son of the late Howard and Retta Hosey Heiney. He was a U.S. Air Corps veteran of World War II and had operated a dairy near Grantsville and a sawmill. He was a former employee of Bernard Pipeline Construction Co., Barberton, Ohio. He was a former Calhoun County sheriff and school bus driver, and former co-owner of Heiney and Son Construction Co. He attended Rush Run Baptist Church and was a member of Bee Creek and Wolf Run hunting clubs.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Conrad Heiney; three sons, Daniel Heiney and Larry Heiney, both of Grantsville, and Keith Heiney of the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq; four daughters, Linda Fivecoat of Grantsville, Kimberly Batten of Nobe; Lisa Heiney of Weston and Jessica Heiney at home; three brothers,

Harry Heiney of Ravenna, Ohio, Vere Heiney of Glenville and Charles Heiney of Grantsville; six sisters, Geneva Snider of Grantsville, Lelah Reeder, Junita Reynolds and Grace Wilson, all of Parkersburg, Eleanor Ciarcia of Aurora, Ohio, and Louise Newbrough of Brohard; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Denver Heiney and Glenn Heiney, and one sister, Marie Mascoline.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2006

FOREST HEINEY

Forest Le Vere Heiney, 86, of Glenville, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of the late Howard and Retta Hosey Heiney. He operated F.L. Heiney Dairy for 15 years and operated a Quaker State station and grocery store for 21 years. He served in the Navy as 1st Class Petty Officer stationed on the USS Clearfield during World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Pearl Simmons Heiney; one son, Darrell Heiney of Lewisburg; one daughter, Dianna Heiney Smith of Spencer; six sisters, Geneva Snider of Grantsville, Lela Reeder, Juanita Reynolds and Grace Wilson, all of Parkers-burg, Elenora Cirric of Aurora, Ohio, and Louise Newbrough of Brohard; two brothers, Harry Heiney of Ravenna, Ohio, and Charles Heiney of Grantsville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Buddy, Denver and Donald Heiney, and one sister, Marie Masocline.

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

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna Ohio Record Courier Jan 19, 2011 Page A3

Henry H. Heiney Jr.

Henry H. Heiney Jr., 89 of Ravenna passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 at his home. He was born March 26, 1921 in Grantsville WV to the late Howard and Retta (Hosey) Heiney.

He served in the Navy during WWII, was a lifetime member of Blackhorse Baptist Church, worked for Rockwell Standard Steel for 27 years and the city of Ravenna for 15 years where he retired.

Survivors include his daughter, Donna (Kevin King) Heiney of Ravenna, sons, Roger Heiney of Ravenna, Denny (Renee) Heiney of Fairlawn, Jeff (Andrea) Heiney of Ravenna, Chris Heiney of Ravenna, 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, sisters, Lela Reeder, Juanita Reynolds and Grace Wilson, all of Parkersburg, WV, Eleanor Ciarcia of Aurora, and Louise Newbrough of Brohard, WV.

Besides his parents he was preceded by his wife Oleta L. Heiney, daughter, Mary Tschantz, son Ronald G. Heiney Sr., brothers Forest L. Heiney of Tanner, WV, Don Heiney, Doyle Glen Heiney and Charles Francis Heiney, Sr., all of Grantsville, Denver Heiney of Byron, MI, sisters Geneva Snider of Grantsville, WV and Marie Mascoline of Bedford, OH.

Calling hours will be held from 4-8 PM Thursday, January 20 at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM Friday, January 21, 2011 with Pastor Dallas Sanford officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park Ravenna. OH.

The family would like to thank the Akron General Visiting Nurse Service and his Home Health Aid, Rochelle. Donations can be made (at) any Hospice center of donor’s choice.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2007

OLETA HEINEY

Oleta L. Heiney 84, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at Regency Hospital in Ravenna.

She was born January 27, 1923 in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Rev. C. D. and Glady (Ritchie) Harris. She was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School and lived in Portage County, Ohio for 57 years. She was a member of Blackhorse Baptist Church, Ravenna.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years Henry; one daughter Donna Heiney of Ravenna; four sons, Denny Heiney of Fairlawn, and Roger Heiney, Jeff Heiney and Chris Heiney all of Ravenna, 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Tschantz, one son, Ronald G. Heiney, Sr.; two sisters, Leota Fultz and Juanita Waggner; and two brothers, Bill Harris and Rev. Ray Harris.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Shorts Funeral Home 141 N. Meridian St., Ravenna, with Rev. Dallas Sanford and Rev. Lorren Roberts officiating. Entombment will be at Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna. Visitation will be held Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Aug 2005

ROY PENTON HELMIC

Roy Penton (Junior) Helmic, 82, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Preston and Mary King Helmic. He was a World War II veteran having spent three years in the U.S. Navy Coast Guard.

Surviving are one step-son, John Norman and wife Freda of Orma; one son, Jim Helmick and wife Dawn of Millstone; one daughter, Janet Marks and husband Jack of Arnoldsburg; one grandson, Alex Marks of Arnoldsburg; and four granddaughters, Erin Helmick of Lakeland, Fla., and Ava Helmick, Hannah Burris and Crystal Marks, all of Millstone.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ona Norman Helmick; one step-grandson, John Dwayne Norman; three brothers, Darrell, Spencer and Albert Helmic; one sister, Verna Starcher; and step-mother, Orpha Tucker Helmic.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Norman Cemetery, Beech.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Mar 2004

NORMA HELMICK

Norma F. Helmick, 43, of Orma, died Monday, Mar. 15, 2004, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Mae Cottrell Falls Bugden of Arnoldsburg and the late Everett Falls.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, James Helmick; one son, Mark Helmick of Orma; two brothers, Rick Falls and Russell Falls, both of Arnoldsburg; and three sisters, Linda Patterson and Mary Grogg, both of Arnoldsburg, and Judy Stanford of Stumptown.

Services will be held Thursday, Mar. 18, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Metz Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 April 2002

ONA HELMICK

Ona Helmick, 72, of Millstone, died Thursday, Apr. 11, 2002, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Beech, the daughter of the late Homer Isaac and Lula Brannon Norman. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and gardening. She had attended Fairview Union Church.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Roy Junior Helmick, whom she married Apr. 5, 1952; two sons, John Norman and wife Freda of Orma and Jim Helmick of Marshallville, Ohio; one daughter, Janet Marks and husband Jack of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Orville Norman of Orma and Arnold Norman of Minnora; one sister, Pearl Conrad and husband Denver of Orma; three grandchildren, Erin Helmick of Lakeland, Fla., Crystal Deweese and husband Jamie of Millstone and Alex Marks of Arnoldsburg; and one aunt, Zadia Greathouse of Richwood.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, John D. Norman; three brothers, William, Homer, Jr., and Bunker Norman; and two sisters, Murl and Irene Norman.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 February 2005

VIOLA HELMIC

Viola Helmic, 84, of Minnora, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Webster County, the daughter of the late John and Stella Cottrell. She was a homemaker and attended Milo Community Church.

Surviving are one son, Curtis Helmic of Minnora; one daughter, Mary Juanita Boggs of Minnora; two sisters, Gelia Cottrell of Zanesville, Ohio, and Alverett Frazier of Indiana; and one brother, Oran Duffy Cottrell of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Spencer Helmic; one grandson, Jeff Boggs; and one great-granddaughter, Mary Ellen Boggs.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Meadows officiating, and burial in Orma Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2006

OCIE HELMICK

Ocie J. (Judy) Helmick, 62, of Nicut, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in Minnora, the daughter of the late Emerson and Pearl Keener Bailey.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene G. Helmick; two children, Wayne Helmick of Manassas, Va., and Sandy Hoskins of Charles Town; two sisters, Velma Conner of Furndale, Md., and Virginia Lowry of Orrville, Ohio; two brothers, Adderson Bailey of Orrville and Steven Bailey of Granville, Ohio; four grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five siblings.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 July 2003

MYRTLE HENDERSHOT

Myrtle Grace Hendershot, 78, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Arnold and Grace Sovine Baylous. She was retired from Corning Glass and had attended Broadway Nazarene Church.

Surviving are one son, James Hendershot of Parkersburg; one daughter, Pat Davis of New Boston, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Hendershot; two sons, Ronald E. and Clyde A. Hendershot; one daughter, Annette M. Tiegen; three brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Broadway Nazarene Church with Rev. Harold Custer officiating. Burial was in Shilo Cemetery, Laurel Creek.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2010

DENZIL HENDRICKSON

Denzil B. Hendrickson, 72, of Creston, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at CMAC, Charleston.

He was a 10-year veteran of the United States Army, a CNA for several years at Wood County Committee on Aging, and retired from Calhoun County Committee on Aging.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Delores Hendrickson; one son, Leonard Boggs of Indiana; three grandchildren; two sisters, Weada Greathouse of Annamoriah and Rosalee White of Creston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Mark McCloy officiating. Burial was in Snyder Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2008

MERLE GERTRUDE HENSLEY

Merle Gertrude Hensley, 90, of Hurricane, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008.

She was born in Mudfork, the daughter of the late Mamie M. Cadle and Clarence White.

She was a member of Mudfork Union Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Ellen Martin and Carol Young; three brothers, C. Don Cross, Dorse Cross and Vertis White; one sister, Mildred White Simmons; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sandra Lou Brannon and Etta Lana Hensley, and two sisters, Alta Cross Mathews and Wilma Cross "Bid" Postalwait.

Services were held at Hardman Cemetery, Nebo, with Darius Arnold and Donal Dawson officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 April 2003

MARY HENTHORN

Mary V. Henthorn, 85, of Zanesville, Ohio, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Ira and Ella Campbell Baker. She retired from Brockway Glass Co. and was a member of Flint and Glass Blower's Union.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Henthorn; three sons, James Henthorn of Hopewell, Ohio, Ron Henthorn of Logan, Ohio, and Neil Henthorn of Heath, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 10 great­ grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, Fern Deel and Glenna Carpenter; and three nephews, Tommy Knotts, Harry "Buddy" Knotts and Carroll Knotts.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Greta Knotts.

Services were held at William Thompson & Son Funeral Home, White Cottage, Ohio, with Rev. Steve Dupler officiating. Burial was in Stovertown Lutheran Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 October 2008

VIRGINIA PROUDFOOT HEROLD

Virginia Proudfoot Herold, 90, of Portsmouth, N.H., died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at the home of her son, Robert Herold.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Evert and Lucile Umstead Proudfoot.

Surviving are one daughter, Margaret "Peg" Kneiss of Cummings, Ga.; two sons, William "Bill" Herold of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Dr. Robert "Bob" Herold of Rye, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson C. Herold, Jr., in 2001; one sister, Blenda; and two brothers, Harold and Thurl.

Services were held at Rye Congregational Church. Private burial was in Central Cemetery, Rye.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 Oct 2003

AZELINE HERSMAN

Azeline Hersman, 87, of Grantsville, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003.

She was born at Sycamore, the daughter of the late Mallie and Florence Sturm. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Dean Hersman of Orma, Larry Hersman of Ripley and Terry Hersman of Cottageville; five daughters, Dottie Slider, Kathy Wood and Becky Hall, all of Grantsville, Linda Shaffer of Shawnee, Kan., and Janet Suddock of Olathe, Kan.; one brother, Tom Sturm of Powells Point, N.C.; two sisters, Elanore Boyles of Belpre, Ohio, and Bernice Hawkey of Grantsville; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emanuel G. Hersman; two brothers, Otho and Holden Sturm; and one sister, Margarete Morgan.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Mt. Zion U.M. Church, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 October 2007

DELORIS HERSMAN

Deloris "Jewell" Hersman, 63, of Orma, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at home.

She was born Jan.19, 1944 in Calhoun County, the daughter of Vada Parsons Reip of Pennsylvania and the late Dalton Reip.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 43 years, William Dean Hersman; two sons, Dalton Glenn Brady of Stumptown and Joseph Dwayne Hersman and wife Angela of Millstone; one daughter, Deborah E. Hersman of Orma, one stepson, Michael Hersman of Spencer; seven grandchildren, Travis and Talia Brady, Nathaniel, Arla, and Nicholas Lane, Ashley Jo Hersman and Alex Hersman, and one great grandchild, Ien Bird.; one brother, Dalton Reip, Jr., of Minnora; one sister, Emma Jean Conley of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Blaine Reip.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg with Rev. C.W. McDonald officiating. Burial was in Reip Cemetery, Orma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 December 2001

EVELYN HERSMAN

Evelyn J. Hersman, 88, of Barboursville, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital, Huntington.

He was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Everett and Pearl Smith Kerby. She was a homemaker and a member of Cottageville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Delores J. Donohue of Milton and Peggy A. Crowder of Barboursville; two brothers, Hubert Kerby and Warren "Bud" Kerby, both of Calhoun County; four sisters, Velma Prine of Ripley, Mabel Treadway of Buchanan Dam, Tex., Tessie Cluts of Orlando, Fla., and Fostine K. Barker of Florida; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hugh Hersman.

Services were held at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Pastor Michael Dean officiating. Burial was in Cottageville U.M. Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2007

LUCILLE BELT HESCHT

Lucille F. Belt Hescht, 80, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. She was born at Industry, the daughter of the late Hegman Lee Belt and Laura E. Kelley Belt. She was a homemaker and attended Epworth United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Howerton of Mineral Wells and Lisa Cornell of Parkersburg; one son, Mark Hescht of Parkersburg; one brother, Harold Belt of Cocoa, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddie Hescht, in 1978; two sisters, Ernestine Black and Arlene DeWease; one half- brother, Cecil Belt; one half-sister, Cleota Mills; and a special niece, Maureen Hayes.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Wayne Boone officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2010

EUNICE ANN HESS

Eunice Ann Hess, 89, of Spencer, died Thursday, May 6, 2010, in Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Lewis J. and Eunice Ann Coon Carpenter. She was a homemaker, former employee of Kellwood Co. and Spencer Hospital, and a babysitter for several area families.

Surviving are one daughter, Karen Sue Jarvis of Spencer; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Cyrus of Nicut; two great-grand-daughters, Samantha and Jessica Moles; and two great-great- grandchildren, Landon Andrew Miller and Kylie Caudill.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Nina JoAnn and Wilda, and several brothers and sisters.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Per her request, her body was cremated. There was no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to the family of Eunice Ann Hess, c/o John H. Taylor Funeral Home, P.O. Box 41, Spencer, WV 25276.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2001

GARNET HESS

Garnet P. Hess, 81, of Sistersville, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, in Wetzel County Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Holly Roscoe and Ottis Susan Saltkeld Greathouse. She worked for American Viscose, Dils Dept. Store, Piece Goods Store, and sold Avon. She was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church and Eastern Star.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandy Miller of Parkersburg; four brothers, Holly R. Jr., Eugene C.., Carl H., and Gary H. Greathouse; two sisters, Bessie Arthur Belcher and Gwendolyn Gibson; and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard F. Hess, and two brothers, Garland C. "Bud" and Larry W. Greathouse.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert May and Rev. Norman Butler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North.

(Larry Heffner)


Arthur L. Hetzer

December 15, 2011, Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Dad peacefully waved goodbye to his family and went to his heavenly home on Dec. 13, 2011, at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Reedsville, Ohio on May 18, 1921 and was the son of the late Arthur Albert and Mabel Cowdery Hetzer. He retired from the Army Corps of Engineers and had attended Calvary Community Church. He was a WW II veteran having served with the 3rd Army. He was a member of the Coolville Masonic Lodge #337, Scottish Rite and was a member of the Gideons.

Survivors include his wife *Nancy D. Hetzer; two sons, Jim Hetzer of Columbus, Ohio, Ed (Pat) Hetzer of Belpre; a daughter, Brenda H. (Dave) Robertson of Charleston, W.Va.; grandchildren, Travis, Tara, and Samantha Hetzer, Alicia (Lawrence) Shao and Sherrilyn Robertson; great grandchildren, Reese, Carson, Baron Hetzer, and David Shao; his brother, Raleigh (Shirley) Hetzer and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Marion Hetzer and a sister, Mary Alice Eise.

Services will be on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with Pastors Ken Fullerton and Jim Condrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Rockland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Arthur to the Gideons.

* Nancy D. Sampson Hetzer

(Franklin Sampson)


Sunday Gazette Mail, December 2, 2012

Nancy Delores Hetzer

Nancy Delores Hetzer, 87, of Cedar Grove Personal Care, died November 22, 2012, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Calhoun County, W.Va., on August 12, 1925, and was the daughter of the late Ira R. and Eva Mae Nutter Sampson. She attended the Calvary Community Church in Belpre. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Coolville, was an avid camper and with her husband had visited all 50 states and went to Isreal.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Hetzer and friend Linda Coate of Columbus, Ohio, Ed (Pat) Hetzer of Belpre; a daughter, Brenda H. Robertson of Charleston, W.Va.; grandchildren, Travis, Tara, and Samantha Hetzer, Alicia (Lawrence) Shao and Sherrilyn Robertson; great-grandchildren, Reese, Carson, Baron Hetzer, and David Shao. Surviving are five brothers, Duane, Max, Ronzil, Bill and Don Sampson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur in 2011; a son-in-law, Dave Robertson; and three brothers, Theodore Riggs, Bruce Riggs and Charles Sampson.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with Pastor Ken Fullerton and Reverend Jim Condrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Rockland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 11:30 a.m. until time of service.

Donations may be made to the Gideon's in memory of Nancy. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 April 2008

CLORIS HICKEL

Cloris K. Hickel, 85, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2008.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Harry P. and Viola A. George Thompson.

She was a member of Hope Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are eight daughters, Ethel Barnhart of St. Marys, Faye Marlow, Vora Dennewitz, Agnes Spellman and Lynn Hickel, all of Parkersburg, Dolly Godfrey of Calhoun County, Jean Cottrill of Dallison and Kathy Dille of Mineral Wells; four sons, Clyde Hickel of Walker and Vergil Hickel, Denver Hickel, Sr., and Buck Hickel, all of Parkersburg; one brother, Donald Thompson of Parkersburg; 130 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and four special nieces, Kathryn, Mae, Ruth and Helen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Hickel, in 1968; two sisters, Vera Buck and a baby sister Thompson; one brother, Harry O. Thompson; and one great-grandson, Roseman Lee Boley.

Services were held at Hope Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Kenny Welch and Pastor Bud Corbin officiating. Burial was in Mayberry Cemetery, Palestine.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Jun 2002

BOBBY GENE HICKMAN

Bobby Gene Hickman of Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at home.

He was the son of the late Oral B. and Gladys V. Bower Hickman of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Estell Hickman; one son, Randall E. Carpenter of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Delberta I. Hickman of Grantsville and Rose A. Seebaugh of Washington; four grandchildren, Amanda Seebaugh, Benjiman Seebaugh, Ashley Carpenter and Misty Fellows; six brothers, Delmer Hickman, Bronson Hickman, Alfred Hickman and Tim Hickman, all of Grantsville, Hatzel Hickman of China Grove, N.C., and Phillip Hickman of Gilboa; and one sister, Darlene Harris of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James F. Hickman.

A private memorial service was held.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 March 2001 (Obituary from 1989)

DANIEL B. HICKMAN & LUCAS A. HICKMAN

Lucas Aaron Hickman, 16, of Grantsville, and Daniel Bronson Hickman, 17, of Nobe, died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Rt. 16, near Grantsville, around midnight Friday evening, Mar. 31, 1989.

Lucas Aaron Hickman was born at Hickory, N.C., the son of Phillip and Marva Whipkey Hickman of Grantsville. He was a junior at Calhoun County High School, where he was a member of the varsity football team, wrestling team, and choir. He was a member of the Clarion school newspaper staff, Boy Scouts of American Troop 39, and Cherry Fork United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sisters, April, Melody, and Rose, all at home; maternal grandmother, Hester Whipkey Stump of Grantsville; and paternal grandmother, Gladis Hickman of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Ralph Whipkey, and paternal grandfather, Orel Hickman.

Daniel Bronson Hickman was born in Parkersburg, the son of Orel Bronson and Alice Jennings Hickman of Nobe. He was a senior at Calhoun County High School, where he was a member of the choir and Vandalia singers. He was to be the master of entertainment for the CHS Follies. He was a member of the Cherry Fork United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Lisa Dawn Hickman, at home; maternal grandmother, Mae Jennings of Nobe; and paternal grandmother, Gladis Hickman of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Fred Jennings, and paternal grandfather, Orel Hickman. (Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2000

DAVID HICKMAN

David L. Hickman, 69, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Ruby Hickman and grandson of the late Virgil and Artie Hickman. He was the last member of his family.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 June 2008

DELBERTA JEAN HICKMAN

Delberta Jean Hickman, 46, of Big Springs, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at her home.

She was the daughter of Helen Travis of Elizabeth and the late Bobby. She was a former employee of Calhoun County Committee on Aging.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one sister, Rose Ann Seebaugh of Washington; five brothers, Robert Hickman of Belleville, Delbert Hickman of Elizabeth, Randy Carpenter of Dayton, Ohio, Harvey Travis III of Hillary, Ohio, and Leonard Travis of Mt. Clare.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Oral and Gladys Hickman, Irene Miller and Delbert Collins.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Everett Snyder officiating. Private burial will be in Kight Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 July 2004

DELMER RAY HICKMAN

Delmer Ray Hickman, Sr., 57, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at his home.

He was born at White Pine, the son of the late Oral and Gladis Hickman of White Pine. He served in the U.S. Army and attended Cherry Fork United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Mary Hickman; one daughter, Della Ramsey and husband Jonathan of Somerworth, N.H.; one son, Ray Hickman and wife Dolly of Grantsville; four grandchildren; five brothers, Bronson Hickman and wife Alice of Nobe, Phillip Hickman and wife Micki of Gilboa, Hatzel Hickman and wife Diane of China Grove, N.C., Alfred Hickman and wife Jeanne of Big Springs and Timothy Hickman and wife Terry of Nobe; one sister, Darlene Harris and husband Charles of Grantsville; nine nieces; four nephews; four great-nieces; and four great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob Hickman and Frank Hickman; and two nephews, Danny Hickman and Luke Hickman.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, and burial in Kight Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Sep 2003

ELISABETH HICKMAN

Elisabeth Ann "Betty" Hickman, 76, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Ira and Fannie Morris Yoak. She received a bachelor of arts from Glenville State College and taught in Calhoun and Wood County schools and retired with more than 32 years of service. She was a member of Rosemar United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Orless Lee Hickman of Vienna; one daughter, Marla Parrish of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Oleta Hill of Grantsville; three brothers, Harold Yoak of Parkersburg, Don Yoak of Spencer and Von Yoak of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orless "Jake" Hickman, in 2002; one sister, Mildred Yoak; and three brothers, Glendon Yoak, Morris Yoak and Paul Yoak.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert Stanley and Rev. Earle Arthur officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2001

GLADENE HICKMAN

Gladene "Midge" Hickman, 78, of Marietta, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 3, 2001, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Perry County, Ohio. She moved to Grantsville in 1939 and graduated from Calhoun County High School with the Class of 1942. She was a member of Marietta Baptist Church for over 50 years and was a former Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, William B. Hickman; three daughters, Nancy Short of Columbus, Ohio, and Ruth Stockwell and Patricia Pierce, both of Morgantown; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harrold Dietrich of Columbus.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Marietta, with Rev. Gary Stowasser and Rev. Clifford Nuss officiating. Burial was in Valley Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

ISA D. HICKMAN (Obituary from 1960)

Isa D. Hickman, 56, of Wheeling, died Jan. 13, 1960.

She was born at Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Austin R. and Flora Sturm Hickman. She was a nurse at Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, for many years.

Surviving is one brother, Berle Hickman of Parkersburg. She was a niece of Roy, Ray and Isie Sturm of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fay and Paul Hickman.

Services were held at McCoy Funeral Home, Wheeling. Burial was in Sturm Cemetery, Millstone.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 27 August 2009

OREL BRONSON HICKMAN, JR.

Orel Bronson Hickman, Jr., 60, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at home.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late Orel Bronson Hickman, Sr., and Gladis Virginia Bower Hickman.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1969-1971. He was a retired school bus driver for Calhoun County Board of Education with 25 years of service.

He was a Christian and attended Cherry Fork Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Jennings Hickman; one daughter, Lisa Dawn Hickman Walker and husband Jason; two grandchildren, Courtney Dawn Conrad and Levi Daniel Walker; two step-grandchildren, Cara Grace Walker and Adam Cole Walker; one sister, Darlene Harris; four brothers, Phillip Hickman and wife Micki of Lewisburg, Hatzel Hickman and wife Jessy Diane of China Grove, N.C., and Alfred Hickman and wife Jeanie and Tim Hickman and wife Terry, all of Big Springs; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Bronson Hickman; three brothers, Franklin Hickman, Bobby Hickman and Delmer Hickman; and grandparents, Ethan and Pearl Kendall Hickman and Roy and Icie Taylor Bower.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harold Francis and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Kight Cemetery, near Grantsville, with military graveside rites.

Visitation is Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Donations can be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 Jun 2002

ORLESS HICKMAN

Orless "Jake" Hickman, 75, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Camden-Clark memorial Hospital.

He was born in White Pine, the son of the late Ethan and Pearl Kendall Hickman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the 63rd Infantry in the Korean War. He retired from Hope Gas Co. after many years of service. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Yoak Hickman; one son, Orless Lee Hickman of Vienna; one daughter, Marla Parrish of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Jack Hickman of Dunbar; two sisters, Coe McCartney of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Blondena Parshall of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Oral Hickman.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Bob Stanley and Rev. Earle Arthur officiating. Burial was in Sunset memory Gardens with full military rites by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

BINA HICKS

Bina A. Hicks, 91, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Little White Oak, Chloe, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 at Hospice of Ridgewood, Akron.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Lambert and Rebecca Mollohan Cooper. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Candice Burnside of Akron; three sisters, Marlene Tanner of Nebo, Elva Browning of Charleston, and Elza Vaughan of Dunbar; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rector Hicks.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg with Rev. Jim Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the Hicks Cemetery, Little White Oak, Chloe. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services Saturday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 February 2006

CARROLL 'Buck' HICKS

Carroll "Buck" Hicks, 64, of Orma, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at The Arbors, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Iras B. and Cora Rinehart Hicks. He was a member of Milo Methodist Church and was employed by Houchin Construction Co., Arnolds-burg.

Surviving are three children, Mike Hicks and wife Teresa and Timothy Hicks, all of Arnoldsburg, and Lynn Blosser of Orma; seven grandchildren, Mike, Kayla, Ashley, Brittany and Austin Hicks, Cody McCune and Taylor Blosser; three brothers, Edward Hicks and wife Patti, Donald Hicks and wife Pam and Forest Hicks and wife Debra, all of Chloe; and four sisters, Francis Waldron of Davisville, Sue Sampson and husband Lyle of Mineral Wells, Patricia Siers and husband Dannie of Chloe and Margaret Lantz and husband Phil of Mt. Clare.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene and Jarrett Hicks, and two sisters, Gwendolyn Simmons and Mary Hicks Parsons.

Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m., at Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Arrangements made by Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 April 2002

CORENE HICKS

Corene Hicks died Sunday, Apr. 14, 2002, at Selby Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Verna Jarvis.

Surviving are five daughters, Gladys Forshey, Janice Lowther and Ann Davis, all of Waverly, and Glennis Blevins and Dorothy Duncan, both of Akron, Ohio; one son, Dallas Jarvis of Rudolph, Ohio; her good friend, Pete Harness; 22 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Hicks; two Sons, Charles Hicks and Eugene Hicks; one grandson, Roger Hicks; and longtime companion, Ingle Hendershot.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Randy Stewart officiating, and burial in Willow Island Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 November 2004

DENVER HICKS

Denver R. Hicks, 93, of Barrackville, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. He was born at Mud Fork, the son of the late William and Nora Jane Moss Hicks.

He was employed at Grant Town mine and by Bethlehem Steel at Mine 41 in Barrackville, where he retired in 1972 with more than 25 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Crotan. He was a former member of Pennsboro and Fairmont Eagles clubs, life member of VFW, Fairmont, and member of UMWA, District 31.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Dora E. Shaver Hicks, whom he married July 1, 1939; one granddaughter, Sheila Sleeth of Washington, with whom he and his wife resided during the past year; two great-grandsons; one brother, Ralph Hicks of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Sue Graham of Charleston and Marie Hunt of Valricko, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews, including two nieces who helped care for him over the past few years, Dotty Payton and Jerry Sue Cox.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Hester Teets; two brothers, Waitman Hicks and Bruce Hicks; and three sisters, Arlene, Cora and Roxie.

Services were held at Monumental United Methodist Church, Fairmont, with Rev. Scott Ingleton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, where Marion County Veterans Color Guard accorded full military honors.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 July 2002

EUGENE HICKS

Eugene D. Hicks, 72, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Roane County, the son of Rosie Falls Hicks of Arnoldsburg and the late Earl Hicks. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a tool dresser in the oil and gas drilling industry. He was a member of VFW Post 5959, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Arlena Stump Hicks; two sons, Harles Eugene Hicks of Spencer and Edward D. Hicks of Arnoldsburg; one step-daughter, Loraine Bailey of North Carolina; two brothers, Dayton Hicks of Orma and James Hicks of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Loetoa Lienhen of Newark, Ohio, and Mary Hicks of Gassaway; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 Oct 2003

HARVEY GENE HICKS

Harvey Gene Hicks, 69, of Chloe, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was the son of the late Roscoe and Malinda "Belle" King Hicks and was a retired timber and construction worker and a farmer.

Surviving are his companion of 23 years, Wanda Richards of Chloe; three daughters, Barbara Hammack of Spencer, Wanda Helsinger of Ronceverte and Genie Hicks of Chloe; one son, Justin "Craig" Hicks of Spencer; six grandchildren; two brothers, Robert King of Chloe and Julius Hicks of Ravenna, Ohio; and three sisters, Patsy Sears of Chloe, Bertha Gandy of Sandyville and Anna Bingham of Ravenna.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert "Eugene" Hicks; one sister, Betty Hicks; and one brother, Everett Hicks.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, on Friday at noon, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial will be in King Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 April 2000

JESSIE HICKS

Jessie Jarvis Hicks, 84, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Uler, the daughter of the late C. S. and Letha Jarvis. She was retired from Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are one daughter, Glenna Jarvis of Spencer; two sisters, Gladys Bradstock of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Leona Neidert of Canal Fulton, Ohio; two brothers, Dennis Jarvis of Creston, Ohio, and Arnold Jarvis of Ft. Myers, Fla.; one grandson, Lawrence of Chloe; one granddaughter, Tracie Raich of Barboursville; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey G Hicks, in 1984; four brothers; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 2003

MARY LOUISE HICKS

Mary Louise Hicks, 60, of Sand Ridge, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Newton, the daughter of Rosie Falls Hicks of Arnoldsburg and the late Earl Hicks. She was a homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her mother are three daughters, Rosa Settle of Orma, Rita Harris of North Carolina and Anna Smith of Grantsville; one son, Paul King of Millstone; seven grandchildren, Sabrina and Brittany King of Millstone, Indy Anna Settle of Orma, Joey Justice of Grantsville and Sinda Lou, Sheila and Heather of North Carolina; two great-grandchildren, Hailey Jean Wilson and Alexis Breanne Wilson; two brothers, Jim Hicks of Mt. Zion and Dayton Hicks of Orma; and one sister, Leota Linehan.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, and one grandson, David Carl Harris.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 July 2003

RONALD HICKS

Ronald Jerome Hicks, 65, of Tallmadge, Ohio, died Thurs­day, July 3, 2003.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Darrell and Velma Jarvis Hicks. He graduated from Green High School, Akron, Ohio. He was a U.S. Marines veteran and retired from Goodyear as a calendar operator after 38 years.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Beverly Ann Jordan Hicks; two daughters, Cheryl Lynn Brownlee of Loxahatchee, Fla., and Diane Elizabeth Hicks of Tallmadge; two sons, Ronald Hicks, Jr., of Jackson Township, Ohio, and John Carl Hicks of Tallmadge; five grandsons; and several cousins, including Donnie Hicks and wife Pam and Danny and Trish Hicks Siers of Calhoun County.

Arrangements were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 July 2004

ROSIE HICKS

Rosie Hicks, 94, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Uler, Roane County, the daughter of the late George and Bertha Wilmoth Falls. She was a former foster grandparent with 13 years of service and attended Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Surviving are two sons, Dayton Hicks of Orma and James Hicks of Mt. Zion; one brother, Arnold Ray Falls of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Milly Bishop of Arnoldsburg; one half-sister, Lillie Butler of Minnora; 26 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hicks; one son, Eugene Hicks; four daughters, Virginia Poling, Bevagene Thomas, Mary Groves and Leota Jane Hicks; three brothers, Everett Falls, John Falls and Herman Falls; one half-brother, Jack Jarvis Falls; one half-sister, Lula Hays; and one sister, Orva Wayne. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, near Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Mar 2004

WILLIS GENE HICKS

Willis Gene Hicks, 65, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004.

He was born at Chloe, Oka Road, the son of the late Iris B. and Cora Rinehart Hicks.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Badgett Hicks; three daughters, Flora K. Stapleton, Jody L. Stapleton and Linda M. Hackworth; one son, Andy Hicks; seven grandchildren; two great-grand-children; four brothers, Edward, Carroll, Donnie and Forest Hicks; and four sisters, Frances Waldron, Sue Sampson, Patricia Siers and Margaret Lantz.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Luther Jarrett Hicks, and two sisters, Gwendolyn Simmons and Mary Virnetti Parsons.

Services were held at Kings Chapel Church, with Pastor Mathew Henry officiating. Burial was in Kings Chapel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 October 2005

RALPH LEE HIGHTOWER

Ralph Lee Hightower, 61,of Rosedale, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Georgia. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a heavy equipment operator and contractor.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Graham Hightower; one son, Danny Hightower of Savannah, Ga.; one foster son, James Anderson; and one granddaughter.

There will be no services or visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

ILA HILDRETH

Ila V. Hildreth, 77, of Coatesville, Ind., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clark and Olive Freshour Wilson.

Surviving are one son, Leon Hildreth of Kennesaw, Ga.; one daughter, Pam Tipton of Coatesville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hildreth; one daughter, Phyllis Booher; three brothers, Earl Wilson, Troy Wilson and Opha Wilson; and two sisters, June Freed and Arnell Davis.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 January 2003

MAUDE HILEMAN

Maude L. Hileman, 89, of Vienna, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Arcadia Nursing Home, Coolville, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Peter and Clara Wright Looney. She had worked at O'Ames, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two brothers, Ralph Looney and Harold Looney, both of Parkersburg; one sister, Norma Ketchum of Hockingport, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Hileman; two sisters, Mae Flicks and Pauline Boso; and one brother, Denzil Looney.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Varner Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 July 2000

KENNETH HILEY

Kenneth Hiley, 69, of Pennsboro, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at his residence.

He was born at White Pine, the son of the late Homer R. and Alta Walton Hiley. He had worked for the B&O and the C&O railroads, retiring with 25 years of service as a tunnel mechanic. He was a member of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Snyder of Austin, Tex., and Beverly Merali of Dallas, Tex.; one son, Stephen Hiley of Pennsboro; three sisters, Gladys Griffith of Ellenboro and Thelma Parks and Margie Barnes, both of Pennsboro; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Alice McKinney.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with pastor Steve Raines officiating. Burial was in Piggott-Hiley Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 September 2008

ROBIN LEE HILL

Robin Lee Hill, 45, of Calhoun County, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of Donald and Judith Hill of Creston.

She was a homemaker and a member of Freewill Baptist Church, Charleston.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Wyatt Justice; one son, Matthew Hill of Creston; and one sister, Melissa Hill Hayward.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Kimberly Hill.

In keeping with her wishes, her body was cremated and there will be no services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 August 2004

MARY ANN T. HILLS

Mary Ann T. Hills, 52, of Big Springs, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at Arbors of Marietta.

She was born in Adams, Mass., the daughter of Matthew Oparowski of Adams and Geraldine Stachura Oparowski of North Adams, Mass. She was a retired seamstress for R.P.R. Industries in Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Reginald G. Hills of Big Springs; and one brother, Michael Oparowski of Mass.

There was no visitation or services. Memorials may be made to Rosenbaum Family House at WVU Hospital, P.O. Box 8228, Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506-8228.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 July 2004

OLETA YOAK HILL

Oleta Yoak Hill, 93, of Grantsville, died Monday, June 21, 2004.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ira and Fannie Morris Yoak. She had been a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church for 85 years and had served as adult Sunday School teacher and was a former president of Pleasant Hill U.M. Women. She was a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #73, of Grantsville, and was a former high priestess of White Shrine. She was a former radio operator for West Virginia State Police and was a delegate to United Methodist Conference for 52 years. She was a 1992 West Virginia Folk Festival Belle.

Surviving are three brothers, Ivy Von Yoak and wife Freda of Grantsville, Don Yoak and wife Lucretia of Spencer and Harold Yoak and wife Eileen of Parkersburg; three step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James H. Lamp; her second husband, Olin Hill; three brothers, Morris Yoak, Paul Yoak and Glendon Yoak; and two sisters, Mildred Yoak and Betty Ann Hickman.

Services were held at Pleasant Hill U.M. Church with Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2007

REGINALD HILLS

Reginald G. Hills, 77, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at his residence.

He was born in London, England, the son of the late George A. and Amy Rose Hills. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, who was stationed in Germany. He was an electrical engineer for B.F. Goodrich, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Hills of Arlington, Va., and Alan Hills of Portland, Maine; two daughters, Kathryn Heroux of Wilmette, Ill., and Amy Luke of Maywood, Ill.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Hills.

There was no visitation or services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 July 2008

SARAH NICOLE HINES

Sara Nicole Hines, 14, of Wilmington, N.C., died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, after battling a brain stem tumor.

She was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Richard and Loretta Hines.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Jacob, 10, and Matthew, eight; grandparents, Jay and Mary Nichols of Grantsville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Kight Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to any of the following: The Rapha Sara Foundation, 21411 Andrew Jackson Hwy. E., Bolton, NC 28423; The Children's Inn, 7 West Dr., Bethesda, MD 20814; or Lower Cape Fear Hospice of Wilmington, 2222 S. 17th St., Wilmington, NC 28401.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 October 2000

KYLE GENE HINZMAN

Kyle Gene Hinzman, 48, of Tanner, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late Charles Darwin and Lois Riddle Hinzman. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked in the oil and gas industry. He was a member of Tanner Chapel Community Church.

Surviving are one niece, Lynda Hinzman of Five Forks; one nephew, Charles Hinzman of Five Forks; one uncle, Wilbur Riddle of Burnt House; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kent Hinzman, and one sister, Kathy Hinzman.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Tanner Chapel Community Church with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in New Mount Olive Cemetery, Burnt House. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, and at the church one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 December 2001

LILA HODGEN

Lila Hathaway Hodgen, 77, of Davisville, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County and retired from Corning.

Surviving are two daughters, Veda Laray Adkins of Parkersburg and Linda S. Wenmoth of Vienna; three brothers; two sisters; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands and several brothers and sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2007

STEVEN HOLBERT

P. Steven Holbert, 48, of MacFarlan, died Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007, at Eagle Pointe nursing facility.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Jean Holbert Rittenhouse of MacFarlan and the late Alvin Holbert. He worked offshore drilling in Raceland, La., for 18 years and was a former self-employed carpenter.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two daughters, Stefanie and Kayla Holbert of Louisiana; two brothers, Ronald Holbert of Raceland and Randal Holbert of MacFarlan; one sister, Shelia Starcher of Spencer; three nephews; three nieces; one special niece, Amber Holbert; and one great-niece, Skylar Bogan.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Holbert, in 1995; maternal grandparents, Ovied and Letha Watson of Smith-ville; and paternal grandparents, Branson and Cora Holbert of Big Springs.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 March 2002

TAMIE MARIE HOLBERT

Tamie Marie Holbert, 72, of Hartsgrove Township, Ohio, died Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2002, at Geauga Regional Hospital, Claridon Township, Ohio.

She was born in Yellow Creek, the daughter of the late Everett and Lora Bowers Burrows. She had been a nursing assistant for Maple Hill Nursing Home and Eldercare Nursing Home for 15 years. She was a former member of AMVETS Auxiliary and Montville Township Volunteer Fire Dept.

Surviving are four daughters, Theresa Fike of Concord Township, Ohio, Lola Murphy of Orwell, Ohio, Wanda Kraus of Salem, Ore., and Rose Dent of Thompson Township, Ohio; five sons, John Holbert of Montville Township, William R. Holbert, Jr., of Concord Township; Argel Holbert of Windsor Township, Ohio, Roger Holbert of Thompson Township, and Carl Holbert of Hartsgrove Township; 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Thelbert Burrows and James Burrows, both of Pleasant Hill, and Delford Burrows of Smyrna, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, William R. Holbert, who died June 17, 1970; one daughter, Donna Jean Secrist; one son, Duane Holbert; four grandchildren; and one brother, Voneal Burrows.

Services were held at Barr Funeral Home, Chardon, Ohio, with retired Pastor Robert Gaston officiating. Burial was in Montsville Township Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 Aug 2003

CARL HOLCOMB

Carl Holcomb of Chloe died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, in Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was formerly of Erbacon, Braxton County, and was a retired farmer.

Surviving is his caregiver, Thelma Carte of Chloe.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Don Dawson officiating, and burial in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 Jan 2004

ARLENE HOALCRAFT

Arlene O. Hoalcraft, 87, of Big Flint, near West Union, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Grantsville, the daughter of the late Porter Lee and Cassie Alberta Wilson Reese. Along with her husband, she assisted as caretaker for many years at Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, near West Union. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are seven daughters, Edith Mae Stackpole of Reeder, Ethel Fay Childers of Big Flint, Wava Jean Brown of Glenville, Beatrice Gay Dalton of Belmont, Alberta Sue Guthrie of Geneva, Ohio, Barbara Ann McClung of Fairmont and Rachel Louise Underwood of Clarksburg; one son, Roger Allan Hoalcraft of Belmont; one sister, Mary Lou Wheeler of Greenwood; one brother, Ford Reese of Greenwood; 28 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ezra Hoalcraft, on May 15, 1980; five daughters; one sister; and three brothers.

Services were held at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, with Rev. Rufus Hoalcraft officiating. Burial was in Masonic Memorial Park.


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 September 2009

JUNE SNIDER HOLLAND

June Snider Holland, 78, of Falls View, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Burl L. and Ada Maze Snider.

She received training as a registered nurse at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, and served as a school nurse in Fayette County. She was a member of Falls View Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder. She helped at Fayette Food Pantry and Montgomery Presbyterian Church clothes closet. She was a Past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star, Guiding Star Chapter 72 and Kanawha Chapter 38.

Surviving are one son, Rev. John S. Holland III of Pt. Pleasant; two daughters, Sally Holland Kline of Minneapolis, Minn., and Flora Holland McCarthy of Gastonia, N.C.; one sister, Joan Myers of Parkersburg; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Holland, Jr.

Services were held at Falls View Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Joan Stewart officiating. Burial was in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Order of Eastern Star service was conducted at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 November 2002

A.C. 'RED' HOLPP

A C. "Red" Holpp, 83, of Wilkesboro, N.C., died Friday, Nov. 1,2002, at his home.

He was born in Freed, the son of the late John W. and Arzana H. Holpp. He graduated from Calhoun County High School and West Virginia University, and retired from the Agricultural Extension Service after serving in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. He later worked with orchardists in Wilkes and Alexander counties in North Carolina.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Doris Ford Holpp; two daughters, Leah Margaret "Peggy" Ballard of Millers Creek, N.C., and Mary Beth Phillips of Wilkesboro, N.C.; one son, Joe Holpp of Statesville, N.C.; three sisters, Zelda Stafford of Dove, N.H., Barbara Skogen of Brevard, N.C., and Tiny Anderson of Vienna; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Letha Snider of Jackson, Ohio, and one brother, John Holpp, Jr., of Vinton, Va.

Memorial service was held at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home chapel, North Wilkesboro, N.C., with Rev. Christopher Fitzgerald officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 6 January 2005

NELLE HOLT

Nelle L. (Allen) Holt, 80, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, in Palatka, Fla.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late William A. and Emma Bailey Allen. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth Holt of Interlatchen, Fla.; three sisters, Chloe Cover and Ethel Walldeck, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Ressie King of Spencer; one brother, James Blake Allen of Mason; one half-brother, Roger L. Allen of Grantsville; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lymul Holt; two sisters, Waneta Daggett and Ann Kinsey; one brother, Rex Allen; and one half-brother, Lowell Allen.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date in West Virginia.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 March 2001

RUFUS HONAKER

Rufus B. Honaker, 63, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Mar. 19, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Pike County, Ky., the son of the late Raymon and Oma Damron Honaker. He was a shop foreman for Houchin Construction Co., Arnoldsburg, and was a member of Arnoldsburg United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg Volunteer Fire Dept., and VFW Post #5959.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Honaker; one son and daughter-in-law, Rufus B. and Sheri Honaker, Jr., of Mt. Zion; one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Ann and David Self of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Teddy Honaker of Pikeville, Ky., and Randal Honaker of Nashville, Tenn.; four sisters, Odera Compton of Pikeville, Ella Gowin of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Ruby Poole of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Connie Damron of Circleville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Honaker.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 July 2009

YVONNE MARIE HONAKER

Yvonne Marie Honaker, 70, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Ernest Paul and Winnie Sapp Whytsell.

She was retired as an assistant manager of Family Dollar, Spencer, and formerly worked at Kellwood Co., Minnora Grade School as an aide and Ben Franklin Store as a clerk. She attended Walnut Grove Church. Surviving are one daughter, Teresa Ann Self and husband David of Arnoldsburg; one son, Rufus Honaker, Jr., of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Paul Whytsell, Jr., of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren, Kimberly Self, Kayla Morford, Courtney Honaker, Dylan Honaker, Charity Spencer and Adam Stump; and three great-grandchildren, Brady Norman, Jacob Spencer and Morgan Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Honaker, and one granddaughter, Cindy Ann Self.

There was no service or visitation. Per her request, the body was cremated. Burial of the ashes will take place in Husk Cemetery, Arnoldsburg, at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 February 2010

REX HOOVER

Rex F. Hoover, 89, of Massillon, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at his home.

He was born at Euclid, Calhoun County, the son of the late George W. and Rhoda Arnold Hoover.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Republic Steel after 32 years of service. He was a member of Massillon Baptist Temple and attended Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Cora D. Duffield Hoover, whom he married on Jan. 6, 1962; one daughter, Sheila J. Foreman; two step-daughters, Mary Sue Duffield and Linda Kay McComb; two step-sons, DeWayne Duffield and Curtis Dean Duffield; 16 grand-children; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ernestine Dommer and Edith Gae Bailey; and one brother, James F. Hoover.

He was preceded in death by one step-son, Roger D. Duffield; one grandson, Terry A. Smith; one great-grandson; two sisters; and two brothers.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, Massillon, with Rev. Timothy Mishler and Rev. Don Snow officiating. Burial will be in Brookfield Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., and Friday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2000

BARBARA HOPKINS

Barbara Ann Hopkins, 53, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Beatrice, the daughter of the late Howard and Georgia Eddy Mullenax. She graduated from Wirt County High School in 1964 and attended Parkersburg Community College. She was a member of The Celebration Center, Belpre, where she was the only female licensed ordained elder. She was a pastor of The Celebration Center, Harrisville, for two years. She taught at Work of Faith Christian Academy and was a regular speaker at Women's Aglow.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, David "Gene" Hopkins of Parkersburg; one son, Brian D. Hopkins of Parkersburg; one daughter, Melody Lasure of Dunbar; one granddaughter; two brothers, Jim Mullenax of Chloe and Richard Mullenax of Belton, Tex.; and several aunts and uncles.

Services were held at The Celebration Center, Belpre, with pastors Tony Atkinson and Buddy Bunner officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 March 2009

BETTY JO HOPKINS

Betty Jo Hopkins, 75, of Big Bend, died Sunday, Mar. 22, 2009, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Arnold and Lydia Bailey Dobbins.

She was a long-time member of Brooksville Baptist Church, where she served as a children's Sunday School teacher, AWANAS leader and Sunday School secretary.

Surviving are her husband, Leo Hopkins; two daughters, Pamela Richards of Grantsville and Lisa Snider of Big Springs; one son, Richard Hopkins of Big Bend; six grandchildren, Christopher Ford, Zachary Hopkins, Amber Snider, Ashlea Wilson, Mallory Hopkins and Ryan Snider; one step-grandson, Kevin Richards; two great-grandchildren, Christian and Trevor Ford; one step-great-grandchild, Kamri Richards; one brother, Stanley Dobbins of Jewitt, Ohio; and two sisters, Eleanor Evans and Wilma Bernice Sampson, both of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Dobbins, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Charles McDonald officiating, and burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

CLOIE HOPKINS

Cloie Kirby Hopkins, 90, formerly of Nobe and Big Bend, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at The Willows.

She was born at Hur, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Seward Kirby. She was a homemaker and member of Millstone Church of Christ and attended 36th Street Church of Christ, Vienna.

Surviving are two sons, Olin Hopkins of Houston, Del., and Leo Hopkins of Big Bend; two daughters, Bernadene Lott of Big Springs and Dianne Barr of Mineral Wells; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Lee Hopkins in 1955; one son, Donald Hopkins in 2000; one daughter, Irmajean Richards in 1990; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; three brothers; and five sisters.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Evangelist Tom D. Butterfield officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

DONALD HOPKINS

Donald E. Hopkins, 66, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of Cloie Kirby Hopkins of Parkersburg and the late Everett Lee Hopkins. He attended Calhoun County High School and was the former owner and operator of several service stations in Parkersburg, Vienna and Belpre. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War and was a member of Millstone Church of Christ.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three daughters, Rhonda "Sherry" Bailey of Cottageville, Johnna Laughlin of Parkersburg and Brenda Hopkins of Palestine; two brothers, Olin Hopkins of Houston, Del., and Leo Hopkins of Big Bend; two sisters, Bernadene Yoak of Big Springs and Dianne Barr of Mineral Wells; two grandsons; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Marie Hartshorn Hopkins, in 1994, and one sister, Irmajean Richards in 1990.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with evangelists Eugene L. Conger and Corley Miller officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Groundhog, Creston, with military honors by U.S. Dept. of the Army, Ft. Knox, Ky.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2000

DAVID PETTY HORTON

David Perry Horton, 80, of Los Lunas, N.M., died Wednesday, July 12, 2000.

He was a graduate of Holtsville High School, Millbrook, Ala., and served in U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of Vulcan Fraternal Masonic Lodge #823, Birmingham, Ala., a Shriner, and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville. He was active in the Republican party.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Olive Altizer Horton of Los Lunas; and two daughters, Pamela Sue Horton of Chesapeake, Va., and Patricia Rose Horton of Los Lunas.

Services were held at French Mortuary, Albuquerque, N.M., with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 January 2003

OLIVE ALTIZER HORTON

Olive Altizer Horton, 88, of Los Lunas, N.M., died Thursday, Jan. 9,2003.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1933 and completed Business College in Charleston. She taught elementary school in Calhoun and Roane counties. She was a graduate of Dolores Premier School of Beauty Culture in 1945 and owned and operated beauty shops and beauty schools from 1945-1966. She was a legal secretary for Paris Bell of Spencer and a secretary for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Civil Service, from 1966-1971.

Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Horton of Chesapeake, Va., and Patricia Horton of Los Lunas; two sisters, Zoc Powell of Roanoke. Va., and Hilda Hall of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David P. Horton.

Services were held at French Mortuary, Albuquerque, N.M. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

ADA HOSEY

Ada R. Hosey, 78, of Big Bend, died Friday, Mar. 16, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County and was a former owner of Grantsville Cab Co. and River Street Carry Out. She was a consultant for Fashion Wagon.

Surviving are one son, Wilbert Reynolds of Big Bend; three sisters, Evelyn Tingler of Grantsville, Vonetta Rees of Brookpark, Ohio, and Irene Byrd of Plantersville, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hosey; one daughter, Melissa Jones; one sister, Dolly Coe; and two brothers, James and Eugene Freed.

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

(Larry Heffner)


BINA ELLEN HOSEY

Bina Ellen Hosey beloved wife of Scott. Passed away Sept 12,1966.She was the daughter of the late "Fran and Ellen Bennett. She lived most of her life in Calhoun Co. before moving to Cleveland, Ohio. Devoted mother of Virgina and Gail both proceeded her in death. She is survived by Paul, Lorrin, Harry, Omar, Dorothy. One step-child Eula Richards. Grandmother of twelve. Seven brothers O. G. Bennett, Lee, Owen, Noah, Alva, Glen and Ray. Two sisters Goldie Daniels and Lulu. Two half sisters Lettie Mitchell and Anna Critchfield and James Bennett. Arrangements are being made by Stumps Funeral Home, Grantsville, West Va.

(Dorothy Hosey)


The Calhoun Chronicle, July 1941

GERTRUDE GAIL HOSEY

Gertrude Gail Hosey was born June 14, 1922; died at the City Hospital at Akron, Ohio July 23, 1941, age 19 years, one month and nine days.

She was the daughter of Scott and Bina Hosey. She had been in poor health for the past two years, but she never gave up. She graduated from Calhoun High School with the class of 1941, then entered Hammel Business College at Akron, Ohio on July 7th. We cannot understand why one so young and full of ambition should be called away, but God knows why. She was a member of the Fairview U. B. Church.

She leaves her father and mother, four brothers, Paul, Lorrin, Harry and Omar; and one ssiter, Dorothy, at home; three other sisters, Hazel, of Akron, Mrs. H. E. Elder of Grantsville, and Mrs. Shirdie Richards of Big Bend and a host of other relatives and friends mourn her loss.

Funeral services were held at Mt. Vernon church by the Rev. J. M. Snider and interment was made in the Betts cemetery. Prentice & Co., of Akron, Ohio were the undertakers in charge.

(Dorothy Hosey)


OMAR SCOTT HOSEY

News Herald Lake Co. Ohio - July 27,1981

Services for Omar S. Hosey, 49, of Eastlake, a longtime resident, will be at 2 p. m. tomorrow at Monreal Company Funeral Home, 35400 Vine St., Eastlake.

Mr. Hosey died Monday at Lake County Memorial Hospital in Willoughby after a sudden illness.

Born Nov 6, 1931, in Grantsville, W.Va. Son of Scott and Bina Hosey. He had lived most of his life in Eastlake, Ohio. He was a U.S.Army veteran of the Korean conflict and earned the Korean Service Ribbon, two Bronze Stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Medal. He had been a stock handler for Fisher Body in Cleveland for nine years before his retirement seven years ago.

Survivors are his wife, Eileen; daughter, Debbie Matty of Painesville; brothers, Lorrin of Lodi and William of Chardon; sister, Dorothy Hosey of Mentor-on-the-Lake; one granddaughter.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Western Memorial Gardens in Chesterland.

(Dorothy Hosey)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 December 2002

SARA LORETTA HOSEY

Sara Loretta Hosey, 98, of Lucasville, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, in Pleasant Hill Health Care Center, Piketon, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Sheridan and Rozella Saunders Snyder. She was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are three sons, Donald Wade Hosey of Lucasville, Ohio, Harold (Dick) Hosey of Phoenix, Ariz., and Boyd Hosey of Bainbridge, Ohio; four sisters, Sophia Smith of Tampa, Fla., Ruth Baum of Williamstown, Emma Alton of Marietta, Ohio, and Josephine Dean of Gould, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Hosey; two sisters, Nell Ferrell and Maria Rose; and three brothers, Russell Snyder, Blame Snyder and Lester Snyder.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating, and burial in Betts Cemetery, Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2001

SHIRLEY HOSEY

Shirley M. Hosey, 92, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Mar. 11, 2001, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Charles F. and Etta Jane Ferrell Hosey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the invasion of Normandy. He was retired from the maintenance department of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Betty Edwards of Elyria, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Bertha Hosey of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Hosey; two sisters, Retta Heiney and Ruth Wilson Prunty; and five brothers, Romeo Hosey, Harry Hosey, Harley Hosey, Wade Hosey and Hale Hosey.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Casey Stinespring and Rev. Jerry Scott officiating, and burial in Betts Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

VERE HOSKINS

Vere "Buster" Hoskins, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James A. and Lydia Whytsell Hoskins. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Iva; three sons, Larry Hoskins of Ripley and Bradley Hoskins and Jeff Hoskins, both of Arnoldsburg; five daughters, Sharon Monday of Kenna, Nancy O'Brien of St. Albans, Jeanne Wagoner of Sand Ridge and Cindy Cottrell and Melissa Hoskins, both of Arnoldsburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Stanley A. Hoskins. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


The Calhoun Chronicle
Grantsville, West Virginia

Quimby Hosey was born in Gilmer County, Virginia, now West Virginia, on November 18, 1853. He departed this life March 6, 1932, age 78 years, 8 months, and 18 days. He was the son of Joseph A. and Jane Betts Hosey, who proceeded him to the grave years ago.

He professed faith in Christ about forty years ago and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. Hosey was united in marriage to Catherine S. Marshall on June 15, 1873. She proceeded him to the great beyond January 29, 1929. To this union were born eight children, seven of whom survive. One son, Joseph French, preceded him in death, also one brother, John C. Hosey and one sister, Virginia Ann Hardman.

He leaves to mourn their loss the following children: Mrs. A. P. Saurbourn, Scott Hosey, Mrs. J. C. Williams, Parker Hosey, all of Grantsville; Mrs. Virginia Gertrude Miller of Pink; Charles Hamilton Hosey, of Morgantown, and Mrs. Lou Anne Starcher, of Looksville, Ohio; thirty grandchildren, five great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Francis Hosey and William Parker Hosey; and a host of friends.

(Denver Miller)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2000

GEORGE E. HOUCHEN

George E. Houchen, 81, of Sandyville, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Ripley, the son of the late Vincent M. and Rose Connor Houchen. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired as a welder for Hope Gas Co. He was a member of Lockhart United Methodist Church where he had served as superintendent, Sunday School teacher, and trustee. He was a life member of VFW Post No. 3488, Sandyville, and a member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Margaret Evelyn Beymer Houchen; one son, Stanley Edwin houchen of Washington; one daughter, Barbara Ann Nester of Williamstown; one sister, Opal Clark of Belpre, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Gilford Houchen; one sister, Elizabeth Ferguson; and one grandson; Timothy J. Houchen.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Rev. John McKee and Rev. Lisa McKee officiating, and burial in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, with flag presentation by VFW Post No. 3488.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2003

CLYDE HOUCHIN

Clyde C. Houchin, 84, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Grover C. and Stella Metheney Houchin. He was a retired operator for Inter­national Union of Operating Engineers, Ohio Local No. 18, and was a member of Minnora IOOF and Beech Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Barbara Powell and husband Jim of Parkersburg, Janet Marks and Connie Lane, both of Arnoldsburg, Phyllis Evans and husband Lee of Mt. Zion, and Pauline Ferrell and husband Jim Oak of Grantsville; four sisters, Bernice Laughlin, Opal Jett, Marie McKown and Madge McKown, all of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Grover Houchin, Jr., of Arnolds­burg; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Obal Laughlin, in 1987; one brother, Forrest Houchin; and two sisters, Ruth Simmons and Eula Kerns.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 December 2000

ERMA LEE HOUCHIN

Erma Lee Houchin, 66, of Beech, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, in Belpre, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Hagen Powell of Akron, Ohio, and the late Esta A. Powell. She was a former employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer, with 21 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis Houchin and Kenneth Houchin, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Linda Arnold of Parkersburg; two sisters, Jean Cole and Janet Savage, both of Akron, Ohio; four brothers, Dick Powell, Gary Powell, Larry Powell and Terry Powell, all of Akron; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Rex Houchin; one son, Stanley Houchin; and one granddaughter.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2001

CALLIE HOWARD

Callie Howard, 100, of Apopka, Fla., formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2001, in Apopka.

She was born at Freed, the daughter of the late P.W. and Emma J. Snider Collins. She was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, George Howard of Clarmont, Fla., and Carl Thomas Howard of Pompton Plains, N.J.; two daughters, Grace Stalnaker of Marietta, Ohio, and Eloise Bower of Daytona Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Howard, in 1976; four brothers; and two sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

BETTY LEE HOWELL

Betty Lee King Howell, 73, of Louisville, Ken., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.

She was born in Calhoun and retired from Rite-Aid Co.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, John D. Howell; two daughters, Leslie Houck and Susan Hopkins; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Resthaven Chapel, Louisville. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 3 September 2009

RICHARD HOWELL

Richard E. Howell, 56, of Orma, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas and Lois Whistler Howell. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He worked for Kentucky Fried Chicken for 27 years, 1977 to 2004, including as manager in Weirton starting in 1988.

Surviving are his wife, Carol J. Nutter Howell, two sons, Jason Howell and Derrick Howell, both students at West Virginia University, Morgantown; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He considered in-laws Jim and Sharon Hull of Orma, Kathy Fisher, Patty and David Morris, Gary Mangus and Richard and Laura Nutter, all of Alliance, Ohio, as family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald and Twila Miller and Ruth Perry, and an infant son in 1977. Memorial service will be held Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the family residence at Orma.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Traumatic Brain Injury Program at West Virginia University or Hospice LHC Group, 1326 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2001

ADITH HUBER

Adith Elladean Ella Huber, 84, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Mar. 9, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Guy and Dora Gainer Freed. She was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church. She retired at the age of 79 as head of the Children's Nursery at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Juliana streets. She previously worked at American Viscose and at Freed's Grocery that her father owned and operated.

Surviving are three daughters, Nancy Carol Null of Upper Tract, Dora Lee Place of Leander, Tex., and Regina P. Matthewson of Belpre, Ohio; three grandsons; one great-grandson; and one brother, I. Dearman Freed of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Ernest Huber, in 1968; one brother, Guy Edward Freed; and three sisters, Avis Durham, Ellie Eberhardt and Aveldean Kaltenecker.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Bill Angel and Rev. Frank Plybon officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 4 Mar 2004

MADGE HUBER

Madge C. Huber, 95, of Davisville, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Sanford and Laura Francis Cunningham. She retired from Eckard Drug Store, Orlando, Fla., and formerly worked for Lakeview Drug Store, Parkersburg. She was a member of Sunrise Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, James L. Huber of Davisville; one daughter, Shirley Mehl of Inverness, Fla.; one foster daughter, Lillian McCrary of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Huber, in 1979; one foster son, Gilbert Keith; four brothers; and two sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Tom Deane officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery South. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News - Wed July 10, 1957 pg 2

Alexander (Zanna) Huffman, 97, of Russett, Calhoun County, died in a Weston hospital Monday evening following a long illness.

Born near Grantsville, Dec. 11, 1859, son of the late Absolum and Edith Barr Huffman, he was a charter member of the Enon Baptist Church and a farmer.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Boyd Sturler of Charleston, Mrs Albert Smith of Grantsville, and Mrs Jerome Frame of Mt. Zion; one brother, Oak Huffman of Grantsville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Whitt Stump officiating. Burial will be in the Enon Cemetery near Russett.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 October 2002 (from Dec., 1948)

HALE GERALD HUFFMAN

T/Sgt. Hale Gerald Huffman, 29, died Jan. 10, 1944, in the 17th General Hospital, Naples, Italy.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Art and Lacy Huffman. He attended Calhoun County High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept. 13, 1940, at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Ga. He received his basic training with the Second Armored Division at Fort Benning, Ga., and attended a special training course in medium tank operation and mechanics at Fort Knox, Ky., and St. Louis, Mo., and was later transferred to the 751St Tank Battalion, Fort Jackson, S.C.

He sailed from New York in August, 1942, landing in ~ England and from there was sent to North Africa with the Seventh Army. He participated in the North African invasion and fought in Quinisa, the Battle at Anzio. He was wounded in action, Jan. 8, 1944, in the mountains of Italy attempting to relieve pressure on U.S. troops pinned down near Cassino. He died two days later. A temporary burial was in the American Cemetery, near Naples.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Huffman, of Atlanta, Ga. one brother, Hunter Huffman of Grantsville; and two sisters, Edith Huffman of Grantsville and Mrs. Glendon Kight of Dunbar.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Fell Kennedy of Sutton officiating. The local VFW and American Legion were in charge of services. Burial was in Bethlehem Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2007

HUNTER HUFFMAN

Hunter Huffman, 96, of Mt. Hope, formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Hilltop Center Nursing Home, Oak Hill.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Art and Lacy Wilson Huffman. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church, where he taught the Adult Sunday School class for over 30 years. He retired from Southeastern Gas Co. in 1973.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Knight Huffman; three sons, Bob Huffman of Wooster, Ohio, Ronnie Huffman of East Liver-pool, Ohio, and Roger Huffman of Waverly; one daughter, Sandra Reedy of Mt. Hope; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jessie Kight of Dunbar.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Hale; one sister, Edith (Edo) of Grantsville; and one grandson, Eric Reedy.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 Nov 2003

HAZEL GAY HUGHES

Hazel Gay Hughes, 82, of Millstone, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Grover and Rosie Jane Adams Starcher. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Camden of Akron, Ohio, Carolyn Miller of Arnoldsburg and Shirley Naylor of Millstone; one son, Lonnie Hughes of Spencer; two sisters, Lula Hughes of Creston and Goldie Greathouse of Grantsville; one brother, Holly Starcher of Mt. Zion; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Lou Hughes; one grandson, Roger Lee Bennett; one sister; and one brother.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev.Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Hur Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2000

KATHLEEN HELEN HUGHES

Kathleen Helen Hughes, 57, of Chloe, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Clarence and Martha Tanner Moore.

Surviving are two sons, Andrew D. Delaney and Bobby Delaney, both of Chloe; one sister, Thelma Carte of Chloe; two brothers, Roscoe and Mick Moore, both of Chloe; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2001 (Obituary from 1963)

LIZZIE L. HUGHES

Lizzie L. Hughes, 81, of Joker, died Friday, Feb. 1, [1963] in Calhoun General Hospital.

She was born in Wetzel County, the daughter of the late Eli and Sarah Little Roberts, and was a resident of Joker for 61 years.

Surviving are three sons, Cecil Hughes of Joker, Oral Hughes of Charles Town and Ershel Hughes of Little Rock, Ark.; one daughter, Opal Miller of Joker, and two brothers, James R. Roberts of Grantsville and Charles Roberts of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar J. Hughes, in 1954.

Services were held at Bryner Chapel Church with Rev. Bryan Kendall officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2001 (Obituary from January 1954)

OSCAR JAMES HUGHES

Oscar James Hughes, 85, of Joker, died Jan. 22, 1954.

He was born on Mar. 14, 1868, in Doddridge County, the son of the late Charles and Miranda Brown Hughes.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Roberts Hughes, whom he married on Mar. 14, 1901; three sons, Cecil Hughes at home, Oral Hughes of Charles Town and Ersel Hughes of Little Rock, Ark.; one daughter, Opal Miller of Joker; two grandchildren, Delma Dawson of Joker and Velma Dillard of Alexandria, Va.; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Services were conducted by Rev. Gayle McHenry and C.D. Miller.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2007

ROSE HUGHES

Rose M. Hughes, 64, of Camden, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Isaac Davis and Almeda Rogers Davis. She worked as a certified nursing assistant at Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, for 10 years, was a beautician for six years at Coleen's Beauty Shop, Glenville, and upholstered furniture. She was a member of Doyle Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden.

Surviving are her husband, Donnie D. Hughes, whom she married Jan. 31, 1964; one daughter, Cindy Hughes Reep of Bridgeport; one son, Cody M. Hughes of Waynesburg, Pa.; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Denzil and Donald Davis.

Services were held at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, Weston. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 October 2002

MARY HUNSCHE

Mary Ellen Hunsche, 49, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at home.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of Icy M. White Webb of Spencer and the late Paul Eugene Webb. She was formerly employed at Kellwood and later received a degree in computer technology.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Peter Hunsche; one daughter, Kristi Drake of Spencer; one son, Roger L. Atkinson II of Spencer, two sisters, Norma Freeland of Spencer and Ruth Poling of Millstone; three brothers, Eddie Webb of North Carolina and Roger and Larry Webb, both of Ohio; three step-children; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2001 (Obituary from Sept. 16, 1976)

ERNEST HUNT

Ernest Albert Hunt, 66, of Hyndman, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 6, 1976.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William and Cynthia Cox Hunt. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of Calvary Bible Church, Ellersie, Md.

Surviving are his wife, Cressie Minney Hunt; one son, Vernon of Johnstown, Pa.; one daughter, Cara Lee Fugh of Lancaster, Ohio; three sisters, Emma Vaughn of Elmira, Gladys Parsons of Grove City, Pa., and Ethel Keener of Craigsville; and one grandchild.

Services were held at Rosedale Baptist Church, Gilmer County, with Rev. Kenneth Korns officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 September 2006

LOWELL THOMAS HUNT, SR.

Lowell Thomas Hunt, Sr., 67, of Palestine, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at his residence.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Charles Hurley and Erma K. Anderson Hunt. He was an operating engineer with local 132. He was a member of Jr. Order of United American Mechanics and attended Pisgah United Methodist Church, Palestine.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Joan Rupert Hunt; one daughter, JoAnn Hunt of Belpre; two sons, Lowell Thomas Hunt, Jr., and Stanley Hunt, both of Elizabeth; six brothers and sisters, Jesse William Hunt of Spencer, James Hunt of Clarksville, Tenn., Jean Royston of East Pine, Md., Kathy Hunt, Chester Hunt and Eileen Hunt; five grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

Memorial service held at convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2003

NINA HUNT

Nina L. Hunt, 63, of Clover, Roane County, died Monday, Mar. 17, 2003, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born at Martens Ferry and was a former employee of Trexler Rubber Co., Ravenna, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Hunt; one son, Charles Hunt of Spencer; one daughter, Linda Pipes of Ravenna; one sister, Joyce Pickens of Oregon; one brother, Hugh Pickens of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Additional arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2008

RONZEL HUNT

Ronzel L. Hunt, 72, of Elizabeth, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Herbert and Goldie Anderson Hunt. He retired from Johns-Manville in June 1998 after 39 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Patsy Jean Chedester Hunt; two daughters, Tina Jarrett and Talina Linville, both of Elizabeth; two sons, Ronnie Hunt of Palestine and John Hunt of Elizabeth; two brothers, Bobby Hunt of Idaho, and Emerson of New Mexico; two sisters, Ginny Woodring of Parkersburg and Loretta Knapp of Spencer; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, General and Leo Hunt.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Watkins officiating. Burial will be in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Thursday, 9 a.m. until time of services.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 May 2010

LAURA FRANCES HUNTER

Laura Frances Hunter, 80, of Belpre, Ohio, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Guss E. and Lillie Greathouse Siers.

She had been in the bridal and floral business for several years prior to retirement. She last owned and operated Elite Bridal & Floral in Vienna and Belpre. She was a member of Mullen Memorial Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and provided decor for the church for a number of years. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Richard H. “Dick” Hunter; one daughter, Cindy M. Hunter-Shirley of Rixeyville, Va.; and one son, Richard J. “Jeff” Hunter of Belpre.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald L. Siers.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Kent Lowther officiating. Burial will be in Rockland Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 June 2009

BILLY HUPP

Billy D. Hupp, 76, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Raymond Ray and Carrie Hathaway Hupp.

He retired from Corning Glass after 37-1/2 years of service. He was a member of Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Catherine M. Riddle Hupp; one son, Christopher D. Hupp of Sedalia, Mo.; one daughter, Melissa Scott of Elizabeth; one granddaughter; and four brothers, Eugene, Leon, Doyle and Paul Hupp; and two sisters, Gazel Plant and Orless Holpp.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lora Ann Hupp, and two brothers, Donald and Claude "Bud" Hupp.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Bill Deem officiating. Burial will in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Dec 2003

MARY HELEN HUPP

Mary Helen Underwood Hupp, 70, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.

She was born in Cannonsburg, Pa., and graduated from Calhoun County High School. After moving to Parkersburg in the 1960's, she founded and operated Happy Time Child Day Care Center. In the 1970's, she worked for West Central Community Action Association, helping to develop its Head Start program. During the 1980's, she lived in Wilmington, N.C., and managed the Hallmark store in Independence Mall.

Surviving are two sons, Chuck and Woody; three daughters, Nancy, Susan and Ramona; four sisters, Nancy Newton, Janice Hinzman, Deloris Brown and Rachel Carr; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Burnsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 02 January 2003

MYRTLE HUPP

Myrtle S. Hupp, 76, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of Hattie Starcher of Ohio and the late Reed Starcher. She was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church and was retired from Public Debt after several years of service. She had previously worked for the Internal Revenue Service and Walker Machinery.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Lisa Wigal of Belleville and Tina Buskirk of Parkersburg; two brothers, Winfield "Fields" Starcher of Orma and Francis "Frank" Starcher of Warren, Ohio; one sister, Amanda Stonebraker of Girard, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Edward Hupp, in 1970; and one half-sister, Grace Richards.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 Aug 2005

ETHEL HURFORD

Ethel M. Hurford, 99, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in New Jersey, the daughter of the late Anson and Mary Conover Marshall. She was a former teacher and U.S. Postal Worker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, D. Arthur Hurford; one daughter, Shirley; and one son, David A. Hurford.

Services and burial were scheduled at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Flemington, N.J.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Dec 2003

BESSIE HUSK

Bessie E. Husk, 97, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Jane Lew.

She was the daughter of the late John and Lelie Robinson Bower. She attended Mt. Lebanon Church, Kinchloe, and had made her home with daughter Sharon for seven years.

Surviving are three sons, Leander “Pete” Husk of Parkers-burg, Charles E. Husk of Lake Villa, Ill., and Foster Husk and wife Linda of Grantsville; three daughters, Gertrude Welsh and Sharon Titus, both of Jane Lew, and Madeline Lamp of Weston; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death in 1999 by her husband, Dewey Husk, whom she had married Nov. 16, 1924, and four sons.

Services will be held Friday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Tim Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Betts Cemetery, Grantsville. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Dec 2003

EVELYN HUSK

Evelyn E. Husk, 69, of Palestine, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, in Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born at Hur, the daughter of the late Commodore and Eula Tanner Carpenter. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving are her husband, Stephen Husk; five sons, Kenneth Husk and Donald Husk, both of Palestine, Marvin Husk of Hubbard, Ohio, Ray Husk of Ashtabula, Ohio, and John Husk of Lancaster, Ohio; step-mother, Ruth Starcher of Mt. Zion; one brother, Lenny Carpenter of Spencer; and two half-brothers, Danny Carpenter of Calhoun County and Timothy Carpenter of Creston.

She was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Duane Husk, and one half-brother, David Michael Carpenter.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Matt Hornbeck, Rev. Emzy Ashby and Rev. David Calvert officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Hur.

(Larry Heffner)


Reprinted from "Calhoun Chronicle" - June 1995

In Memory Of GARRY DALE HUSK

Gary Dale Husk, 48, of Barboursville, died Saturday, June 17, 1995, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.

He was born in Cremo, the son of Goldie Funk Husk of Barboursville and the late Ellis Husk. He was a barber in the Huntington area for several years and also a manager of the produce department of Tradewell stores in Huntington and Chesapeake. He was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Wood Husk; one son, Larry Dale Husk of Culloden; one brother, Ade Husk of Ronceverte, and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Husk.

Services were held at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. J. David Jicka officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 February 2001

GOLDIE HUSK

Goldie Husk, 87, of Ronceverte, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at Greenbrier Medical Center, Lewisburg.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Fred and Ona Sommerfield Funk. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Robert Husk of Ronceverte, and two brothers, Howard and Fred Funk, both of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Husk; two sons, Gary and Donald Husk; and three sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2000

GRANT HUSK

Grant Husk, 80, of Pine Creek, died Sunday, Apr. 30, 2000, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jesse W. and Alice Craddock Husk. He was a former employee of Cabot Corporation and attended Victory Baptist Church and St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Edgell Husk; one daughter, Estel Tedrick of Creston; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two step- grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating, and burial in St. Paul Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 February 2011

IRENE MILDRED HUSK

Irene Mildred Husk, 91, of Minnie Hamilton Health System long term care, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. She was born in Cremo, the daughter of the late Anthony Louvell and Rosa Anna Chedester Edgell. She was a homemaker. Surviving are one daughter, Estel Mae Propst Tedrick; two granddaughters, Patricia Watson of Port Washington, Ohio, and Pamela Robinson of Palestine; one step-grandson, Jamie Tedrick of Kimbolton, Ohio; one step-granddaughter, Angela Stillion of Coshocton, Ohio; two great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Smith of Hur; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Husk, whom she married Aug. 18, 1938, at Hur; one daughter, Rosa Lue; five brothers, Lora Veon Edgell, Jennings E. Edgell, Junior Edgell, Virgil Edgell and Donald L. Edgell; and three sisters, Blondina Stutler, Mona Sampson and Emodee Starcher. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2000

IZORA HUSK

Izora Husk, 90, formerly of Marietta, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000.

She was born in Rocksdale, the only child of the late Grant and Bertie Nester Husk. She lived on the Husk farm and did domestic work in Spencer after the death of her parents. In October 1974, she moved to Marietta to receive care and assistance from a cousin, Al Brannan.

Surviving are two cousins, Al Brannan of Marietta and Bonnie Powell of Elizabeth.

Graveside services were held at Husk Cemetery near Rocksdale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 March 2009

LEANDER NEWTON HUSK

Leander Newton "Pete" Husk, 68, of Mineral Wells, died Monday, Mar. 2, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Dewey Newton and Bessie Bower Husk.

He had been employed by Wharton Body Shop and was a Protestant.

Surviving are his companion, Shirley Marks; one stepdaughter, Kathy Marie Sims; two brothers, Foster Husk of Grantsville and Charles E. Husk of Libertyville, Ill.; and three sisters, Gertrude Welsh and Sharon Titus, both of Jane Lew, and Madeline Lamp of Weston.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Denver, A.B., Donzel and Roger Husk.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2007

ROBERT EUGENE HUSK

Robert Eugene Husk, 65, Akron OH, died Monday, August 20, 2007, at Hospice Care Center, Akron.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Geneva Husk of Grantsville and the late Albert Husk. . Robert worked at Goodyear Aerospace from May 1968 until retiring in July of 2002.

Surviving, in addition to his mother are three sons, Robert D. Husk and Larry L. Husk (Tracy) of Sedalia, Mo, and Jack L. Husk of Akron, OH; one sister, Wilma of Grantsville; two brothers, Howard and Ray (Delores) of Ohio; his former wife, Charlotte Reusch of Sedalia, MO; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by one brother, Bill Husk.

Services were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 February 2005

ROBERT ADRIAN HUSK

Robert Adrian Husk, 71, of Ronceverte, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ellis and Goldie Funk Husk.

Surviving is his wife, Irene Husk.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald (Chub) Husk and Gary Husk.

Services were held at Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea. Burial was in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 January 2002

WILLIAM (Bill) HUSK

Gilbert William (Bill) Husk, 66, of Guernsey, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Albert and Madeline Burrows Husk. He was a construction crane operator with William Albert's Construction, Coshocton, Ohio. He was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Beverly A. Smith Husk; his step-mother, Geneva Husk of Grantsville; two sons, Billy Husk of Freeport, Ohio, and Ricky Husk of Akron, Ohio; four daughters, Barbie Hisk of Tallmadge, Ohio, Debbie Croft of Newcomerstown, Ohio, Billie Jean Holsomback of Calhoun, Ga., and Patricia Bailey of Guernsey; two sisters, Wilma Bell of Grantsville and Deloris Davis of East Liverpool, Ohio; three brothers, Ray Wade, Howard Husk and Robert Husk, all of Akron; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held at Bundy-Law Funeral Home, Cambridge, Ohio, with Pastor Nelson Miller officiating. Burial was in Mt. Berman Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 December 2002 (from Nov. 11, 1948)

G.C. HYDER

G[len] C. Hyder, 49, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Friday [Nov. 5, 1948} of a heart attack in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was president of Valley Equipment Co., and Until recently had been a resident of Charleston. He was a World War I veteran and a member of John Brawley Post No. 20, American Legion, Forty and Eight, and Charleston BPOE Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Stump Hyder, daughter of the late Ernest Stump and Mrs. Minnie Stump, who makes her home with Mrs. Hyder.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home with Rev. Leroy Keeney officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2003

RONALD HUSTEAD

Ronald "Grumpy" Hustead, 55, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born at Weston, the son of the late Francis E. Hustead and Berniece Jarvis Hustead. He was a graduate of Jane Lew High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. When the family lived in Jane Lew, they attended Broad Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Frances Jane Hustead of Huntington and Penny Hustead Stalnaker of Jane Lew; and one nephew, Willie Stalnaker of Jane Lew.

There were no services.

(Larry Heffner)


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