"J" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/26/1995

ETHEL BLAIR JACKSON

Ethel Blair Jackson, 89, of Belpre, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Curtis and Cora Louise Holbert Blair. She was a 70-year resident of Belpre, and retired from Kesterson Launderers after 25 years of service. She was a former member of Belpre Rebekah Lodge and former member of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, William E. Jackson, Sr.; three sons, William E. Jackson, Jr., of Port Richey, Fla., James Edward Jackson and Robert Blair Jackson, both of Belpre; two daughters, Pamela Jackson Thomas and Elizabeth Jane Schoolcraft, both of Belpre; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers Homer Blair of Alabama and Onnie Blair of Belpre; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers; one sister; one son, Richard Curtis Jackson; two daughters, Cora Louise Jackson Smith and Ethel Ann Jackson Rexroad Reilly; one grandson, Robert Blair Jackson II; and one granddaughter, Molly Reilly.

Services were held at Spencer Funeral Home, Belpre. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JACKSON JAMES

1/7/1999

Jackson C. James, 55, of Glenville, died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at his home following a long illness.

He was a native of Gilmer County and was a musician.

Surviving is his mother, Eva Richards James.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Dallas Frederick officiating. Burial was in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/14/1996

MICHAEL E. JACOBS

Michael E. Jacobs, 44, died in Oak Grove Nursing Home, Deshler, Ohio, on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 1996. He had been in a coma since 1987 when he suffered a heart attack after playing in an amateur hockey game in Charleston. He resided in Oak Grove Nursing Home for six years.

He was the son of Edward P. and Carole Jacobs of Toledo, Ohio. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and was a member of the first graduating class of St. John's Jesuit High School in 1969. He moved to West Virginia in 1977. He was a journeyman printer, having worked for The Blade in Toledo, a print shop in Parkersburg, and in 1981 founded Red Clay Press in Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jeanne, of Grantsville; six daughters, Heather, Peace, Jennifer, Mary, Amy and Tara; two brothers, James T. and John J. Jacobs; seven sisters, Mary Richards, Tina Pozniak, Julie Weills, Lisa Jacobs, Barbara Wilson, Carole Dario and Donna Jacob; and one grandchild.

A private funeral service was scheduled Wednesday, 8 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, Deshler, and Saturday, 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Toledo. The family requests that any tributes be in the form of donations to The Jacobs Children Trust Fund, Acc. No. 16566, c/o Calhoun County Bank, P.O. Box 430, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 August 1999

CLAVEL B. JAMES

Clavel B. James, 88, of SunRise Rehabilitation Center, Glenville, died Friday, August 13, 1999, at the Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

He was born in Normantown, the son of the late Elder Charles L. and Laura Wilson James. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was retired from General Motors Corp., Elyria, Ohio, and was a former employee of Gilmer County Board of Education.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Alltop James of Glenville; one daughter, Janet Kay Bailey of Charleston; one sister, Monnie Curry of Normantown; and three grandsons, Brad Cumpston of Conway, S.C., and Aaron and Jared Cumpston, both of Doddridge County.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Cumpston; two infant children; four brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Lower Steer Run Baptist Church with Elder Mark Minney officiating. Burail was in James Cemetery, near Normantown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/24/1994

JERRY RAY JAMES

Jerry Ray James, 44, of Glenville, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 1994, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, after an extended illness.

He was born in Glenville, a son of Eva R. James of Glenville and the late Alamander James. He was an auto mechanic.

Surviving in addition to his mother is one brother, Jack James of Glenville.

Services were scheduled Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Dallas Frederick officiating, and burial in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VURBAL JUNE JAMES

7/8/1999

Vurbal June Westbrook James, 67, of Davisville, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Stinson, the daughter of the late Dwight Metz and Cynthia Metz Ellis. Surviving are seven daughters, Linda Forshey, Beverly Wallace and Debbie Moore, all of Parkersburg, Penny Yost of Walker, Kathy Anderson of Tampa, Fla., and Sheilah Jackson and Julie Peters, both of Davisville; two sons, Tim Westbrook of Washington and Keven Westbrook of Davisville; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Opal Burroughs of Belmont and Janice Morris of Clay; two brothers, Paul Metz of St. Marys and Dale Metz of Greens Run; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eddy Westbrook; second husband, Jim James; one sister, Erma Greathouse; and one brother, Vinyard Metz.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Richard Smith and Rev. Lee Hammond officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/16/1995

ANNA BELL JARVIS

Anna Bell Jarvis, 81, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was bon in Clay County, a daughter of the late Joshawa and Eliza Ellen Miller Tanner. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Virgie Crossley of Newark, Del.; eight sons, Henry Lee Jarvis amd Larry Paul Jarvis, both of Nebo, Roscoe Burlyn Jarvis of Creston, Ohio, Russell Wayne Jarvis, Roger Dale Jarvis, Marvin Lewis Jarvis and Rick Lynn Jarvis, all of Chloe, and Roger Allen Jarvis of Caldwell; two sisters, Clara Tanner and Mary Drake, both of Chloe; one brother, James Hunter Tanner of Creston; 25 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Jarvis; one daughter, Agnes Tanner; one son, Ray Jennings Tanner; two sisters, Ruth Lyon and Manda Murphy; and five brothers, Bill Tanner, Owen Tanner, Ernest Tanner, Sherdon Tanner and Robert Tanner.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


9/22/1994

AURILIA RUSHA JARVIS

Aurilia Rusha Jarvis, 92, of Mud Fork, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 1994, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, Sissonville, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late James Madison and Nancy Jane Murphy West. She was a homemaker and attended Mud Fork Union Church.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Jarvis of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Henry Jarvis of Rochester, N.Y.; three sisters, Ocena Truman of Ivydale, Mattie Boggs and Emma McGraw, both of Spencer; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services were held at Mud Fork Union Church, near Chloe, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


6/2/1994

BRUCE JARVIS

Bruce Jarvis, 76, of Spencer, died Thursday, May 26, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Oka, a son of the late Hoke and Edna Keaton Jarvis. He was a retired coal miner and a former rural mailman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the United Mine Workers Association.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Coen Jarvis; two daughters, Helen Cottle of Pulaski, Va., and Carolyn Batten of Carlisle, Pa.; two sons, Forest Jarvis of Waskom, Texas, and Charles R. Jarvis of Dunkirk, N.Y.; two sisters, Katie Helmick of Parkersburg and Daisy Butler of Millsboro, Del.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchldren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard Jarvis and Scott Jarvis.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan and Rev. Charles Davis officiating. Burial was in Swank Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DON C. JARVIS

5/7/1998

Don C. Jarvis, 86, of Madison died Wednesday, Apr. 29, 1998, at home after a long illness.

He was born in Minnora. He was self-employed for Jarvis Radio and Television Repair, Madison.

He retired in 1986 as manager of Bettervision Cable System with 10 years of service. He was a member of Madison United Methodist Church, Madison Rotary Club, Boone IOOF Lodge 170, VFW Post 5578, and Charleston Ostomy Association. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are one son, Steve of Houston; two daughters, Helen Haner of Circleville, Ohio, and Marion Mullins of Atlanta; three brothers, Clair Jarvis of Charleston, Glenn Jarvis of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ralph Jarvis of St. Albans; four sisters, Kathryn Curry of Hamlin, Ruth Mollohan of Dunbar, Wilma Stump of Grantsville and Anna Waugh of Boomer; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two step-grand-children.

Services were held at Madison U.M. Church with Rev. Thomas McDowell officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens, Madison, with graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 5578.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/7/1994

DONA G. JARVIS

Dona G. Jarvis, 83, of Minnora, died Wednesday, Mar. 30, 1994, at Roane General Hospital. She was born in Clay County, a daughter of the late John Thomas and Lydia Hensley Jarvis. She was a homemaker and a member of Prudence Chapel United Methodist Church, Minnora.

Surviving are five sons, James Jarvis of Bristol, Tenn., Charles Jarvis of Elkview, Kenneth Jarvis of Newport, Jack Jarvis of Covington, Ohio, and Danny Jarvis of Minnora; four daughters, Dorothy Rice of Jacksonville, Fla., Frances Saffir of Spencer, Mary Bittner of Millstone, and Arletta Conley of Chloe; one sister, Ota Northrop of Ivydale; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Spencer Jarvis; two sons, Paul Jarvis and Marvin Jarvis; seven sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Prudence Chapel U.M. Church, with Rev. Roger Flesher officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 1999

DONALD JARVIS

Donald Jarvis, 71, of Atwater, Ohio, died Friday, Apr. 9, 1999, at his home after a short illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Tollie and Mary Hicks Jarvis.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mary Lynch Jarvis; three sons, Wayne Jarvis and Robert Jarvis of Akron, Ohio, and Kenneth Jarvis of Atwater; two daughters, Margie Murphy of Kent, Ohio, and Linda Hammel of Alliance, Ohio; three brothers, Virgil Jarvis of Reedy, Eddie Jarvis of Decatur, Ill., and Freddie Jarvis of Mt. Zion; four sisters, Marie Vanhom of Grantsville, Geneva McKee of Plainview, Ill., Donna Ewing of Minnora and Evelyn Etling of Barberton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Services were held at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Atwater. Burial was in Atwater Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CLAUDE J. JARVIS

1/23/1997

Claude J. Jarvis, 65, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Chloe, a son of the late Alpheus and Martha Flinn Jarvis. He was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma June Sharps Jarvis of Spencer; and four sons, Ricky Jarvis and Kevin Jarvis, both of Spencer, Roger Jarvis of Akron and David Jarvis of Dayton.

He was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Jarvis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000

ERNEST JARVIS

Ernest Jarvis, 80, of Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in St. Ann's Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Otis and Cora Parsons Jarvis. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and was a self-employed mink farmer.

Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Jasin and Pat Squibb, both of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Bob Jarvis of Bellingham, Wash., and Duane Jarvis of Canton, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Macel Conrad Jarvis, in 1988.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Steve Biffle officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetry, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ERNEST REX JARVIS

12/17/1998

Ernest Rex Jarvis, 61, of Uniontown, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, of cancer.

He was born in Oka, the son of the late Thomas Rex Jarvis and Samantha Carpenter Jarvis, grandson of Dock and Effie Jarvis, and great-grandson of Thomas P. and Labana Jane "Mammy Jane" Jarvis, all of Oka.

He married Charlene Smith in 1959 at the home of Rev. P.D. Simmons. He had worked in heavy construction in Ohio, building, painting and repairing bridges since the early 1960's, except for a short period in Atlanta, Ga.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff and John, both of Uniontown; three grandchildren; four brothers, Doyal Dwayne Jarvis of Grafton, Ohio, Kenneth Paul Jarvis, Bobby Jarvis and Thomas Dewey Jarvis of Spencer; two sisters, Hazel Hood of Walton and Lula Belle of Akron, Ohio; one half-brother, Adra Lynn Jarvis of Ft. Myers, Fla., and one half-sister, Lucille Cobb of Washington.

He was preceded in death by one half-brother, Melvin Rex Jarvis.

Services were conducted by Hecker Funeral Home, Uniontown. Burial was in Uniontown Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


G. JENNINGS JARVIS

21 January 1969

Funeral services for G. Jennings Jarvis, 48, of Las Cruses, N.M. a former resident of Calhoun County, who died Tuesday in Albuquerque, N.M., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sinnett Funeral Home, Spencer.

The Rev. Clarence McCloud and the Rev. Robert Duskey will officiate with burial to be in the Prudence Chapel Cemetery at Minnora following Masonic graveside services.

Jarvis was a resource development specialist with the Cooperative Extension Services of the New Mexico State University.

Born at Chloe, Calhoun County, he was a son of Price and Stella Ross Jarvis. A graduate of Calhoun County High School, he was graduated from Glenville State College and the Iowa State University.

A veteran of World War II, he was a member of VFW, Masonic Lodge No. 30 A. F. and A.M. of Lordsburg, N.M., the Scottish Rite bodies of Santa Fe, and the Soil Conservation Society of America. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church at Las Cruces.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Teresa Butcher Jarvis; four sisters, Mrs. Merle Brannon and Mrs. Bonnie Vanhorn, both of Daytona Beach, Fla., Mrs. Willa Oles and Mrs. Birdie Conley, both of Akron, O,; and two brothers, Clode Jarvis of Spencer and Brooks Jarvis of Chloe.

Friends may call the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

(Not sure if this was from the Calhoun Chronicle or a Spencer Newspaper)

(David L. Oles)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 August 1999

GLADYS JARVIS

Gladys F. Jarvis, 85, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at The Willows Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bert and Clara Williams Fowler. She was a member of Mullen Memorial Baptist Church and Eastern Star Lodge #541, Belpre.

Surviving are one son, Leroy Jarvis of Washington; two brothers, Leonard Fowler of Grantsville and Dolph Fowler of Vienna; and one grandson, Aaron Jarvis of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Jarvis; three brothers; and two sisters;

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Larry Hooper officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

HARTSEL JARVIS

10/22/98

Hartsel H. Jarvis, 84, of Parkersburg died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at Sunrise Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Matt and Maude Meadows Jarvis. He was Protestant and a retired construction sheet metal worker.

Surviving are six sons, Gary E. Jarvis and Wayne R. Jarvis, both of Vienna, Mike Jarvis of Coolville, Jack L. Jarvis of Williamstown, Bill R. Jarvis of Parkersburg and R. Alan Dudley of Macon, Ga.; five daughters, Pam S. Jarvis of Waverly, Sandra Ragsdale of Macon; Linda Ellison of Parkersburg, Betty J. Sayre of Vienna and Becky A. Anderson of Williamstown; 22 grand-children; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Hazel Fluharty of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Avanell Kesterson Jarvis; two brothers, Donald Jarvis and Rex Jarvis; and two sisters Macel Riel and Chloe Dye.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Clyde Brammer and Pastor Tom Hall officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/13/1996

JOSEPH C. JARVIS

Joseph Clarence Jarvis, 81, of Bramblewood Village, formerly of Chapel, Braxton County, died Thursday, June 6, 1996, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late William H. and Mary Jane Richardson Jarvis. He was a retired dairy farmer.

Surviving are one niece, Phyllis Taylor of Weston; and one nephew, David Jarvis of Arizona.

Graveside services were held at Richmond Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chapel Route, Gassaway.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - April 29, 1999

LEO JARVIS

Leo Jarvis, 87, of Akron, Ohio, died Wednesday, Apr. 14, 1999, at his home after a short illness.

He was born in West Virginia, the son of the late Calvin and Letha Harold Jarvis. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and was retired from Mohawk Rubber Co., Akron. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Greensburg, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Vera Keith Jarvis; four sons, Gary, Larry, Jerry, and Terry; one daughter, Sherri; three sisters, Jessie Hicks of Chloe, Gladys Bradrock and Leona Nicer; two brothers, Arnold and Dennis Jarvis; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Temple Baptist Church with Pastor Glenn Rogers officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Wadsworth, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/16/1995

MADGE M. JARVIS

Madge M. Jarvis, 82, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Joshua P. and Malissa James Parsons. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion.

Surviving are three sisters, Pearl Minney of Glenville, Maple McKinney of Reston, Va., and Mary Hart of Belpre; and a brother, Decoe Parsons of Herndon, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rolpha Jarvis; a son, Lewis Blaine Jarvis; three brothers; and three sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MELBA JARVIS

8/5/1999

Melba Jarvis, 82, of Minnora, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late Roy and Lorah Mae Bailey Tucker. She was a member of Minnora United Methodist Church, Minnora, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Larry D. Jarvis of Minnora; two daughters, Ruth Dawson of Arnoldsburg and Deborah A. Sears of Minnora; one sister, Orva Ellison of Melborne, Fla.; eight grand-children; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorse Jarvis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/28/1996

MARGARET P. JARVIS

Margaret P. Jarvis, 76, of Minnora, died Tuesday, Mar. 19, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Clay County, a daughter of the late Anthony and Vesta Tawney Metheney. She was a homemaker and a member of Milo Church, Minnora.

Surviving are her husband, Carl B. Jarvis; one son, Randy Jarvis of Parkersburg; two daughters, Anita Eagle of Mt. Zion and Beverly Harold of Chloe; one stepson, Lowell G. Jarvis of Ripley; one brother, Willard Metheney of Newton; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jack Stump and Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

NELL JARVIS

1/28/1999

Nell Jarvis, 89, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, in Roane General Hospital, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Sarah King Arnold. She was a member of Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are nine daughters, Nelma Stump and Hope Schoolcraft, both of Orma, Betty Smith, Jean Homes and Bernice McCullough, all of Mesa, Ariz., Helen Burns of Elizabeth, Alice Conley of Lynco, Donnie King of Ripley and Connie Rucker of Diamond; two sons, Bernard Jarvis of Chloe and Don Jarvis of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother, James Arnold of Parkersburg; one sister, Maude Parsons of Mt. Zion; 32 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Jarvis in 1987; one daughter, Kathy Jarvis; four brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating. Burial was in Minnora Ceme-tery, Minnora.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

OKEY JARVIS, JR.

6/5/1997

Okey Jarvis, Jr., 69, of Little White Oak, Chloe, died Thursday, May 29, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Okey and Prudence Hersman Jarvis. He was a Merchant Marine from 1944-45 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired farmer and oil and gas producer and was a member of Minnora Odd Fellows Lodge 246. He was a member of Minnora Cemetery Board of Directors.

Surviving are his wife, Lynda Cook Jarvis of Chloe; James Allison of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; four daughters, Carolyn Bowers and Julie Allison, both of Burlington, N.C., Sandra Ann Brinegar of Hico and Judy Allison of Chloe; one sister, Ruth Jarvis of Marietta; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one grand-daughter.

Services were held at Minnora United Methodist Church, Minnora, with Rev. Jack Stump officiating. Odd Fellows Memorial Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery with military graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/11/1996

ORVIE R. JARVIS

Orvie R. Jarvis, 90, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, April 3, 1996, at Worthington Manor Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George Warren and May Lance Jarvis. She was a cook and a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Dormal Hersman of Parkersburg; one son, Norvill "Bud" Batten of Phoenix; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, four sisters, and two brothers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


PRICE JARVIS

(18 September 1964)

Funeral services for Price Jarvis, 85, of Chloe, Calhoun County, who died while working on his farm Friday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the White Oak Baptist Church.

The Rev. Kenneth Cruikshank will officiate with burial to be in the Prudence Chapel Cemetery at Minnora. Friends may call at the Sinnett Funeral Home.

He was born in Chloe, April 30, 1870, the son of Weeden and Ann Hall Jarvis, his wife, Stella Ross Jarvis preceded him in death in 1940.

He is survived by three sons Brooks Jarvis, Chloe; Clyde, Spencer and Jennings, Las Cruces, N.M.; four daughters, Mrs. Birda Conley, Mrs. Bonnie Vanhorn and Mrs. Wilma Oles, all of Akron and Mrs. Merle Brannon, Spencer; one half-brother, Ernest Brannon, Newton; three sisters, Mrs. Letha Cottrell, Parkersburg, Mrs. Emma Truman, Charleston and Mrs. Cynthia Valentine, Akron; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

(Not sure if this was from the Calhoun Chronicle or a Parkersburg Newspaper)

(David L. Oles)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RONALD "CHARLIE" JARVIS

12/10/1998

Ronald Allen (Charlie) Jarvis, 40, of Forest Grove Ridge, Caldwell, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, near his home of injuries sustained in a hunting accident.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Walter and Anna Tanner Jarvis. He was employed as a truck driver for Rodney Rohrbaugh Trucking, Caldwell.

Surviving are his wife, Evonnie McCumbers Jarvis; two daughters, Crystal and Tiffany Jarvis of the home; one sister, Virgie Crossley of Newhart, Del.; seven brothers, Henry of Nebo, Roscoe of Creston, Ohio, Russell, Roger and Marvin of Chloe, Larry of Nebo and Ricky Jarvis of Chloe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Jennings Tanner.

Service will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, with Pastor James Garrett officiating. Visiting hours were scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROY BROOKS JARVIS

11/18/1999

Roy Brooks Jarvis, 92, of Grantsville, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Price and Stella Ross Jarvis. He had been a farmer and had attended White Oak Baptist Church, Chloe. He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are his wife, Dolly L. Gray Jarvis; two sons, Steve B. Jarvis of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Roger D. Jarvis of Grantsville; one sister, Murrel Brannon of Abingdon, Md.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clode Jarvis, Jennings Jarvis and Hoy Jarvis; and three sisters, Birda Conley, Bonnie Vanhorn and Willa Oles.

Services will be held on Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Harry Siers officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RUBEN JARVIS

2/6/1997

Ruben Jarvis, 88, of Belpre, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at The Marietta Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Lewis and Hannah Shock Jarvis. He was retired from the Grantsville District of Cabot Corp. He was a member of Mullen Memorial Baptist Church, Belpre.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Fowler Jarvis; one son, Leroy Jarvis of Washington; and one grandson, Aaron Jarvis of Parkersburg.

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

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. George Huffsmith officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/12/1994

ROLPHA J. JARVIS

Rolpha J. Jarvis, 88, of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 8, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Lewis and Hannah Shock Jarvis. He was a retired carpenter, and a member and former Sunday School teacher at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Madge Parsons Jarvis, and one brother, Rubin Jarvis of Belpre. He was preceded in death by one son, Blaine Jarvis; one brother, Otto Jarvis; and one sister, Cina Francis.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 November 1999

ROY BROOKS JARVIS

Roy Brooks Jarvis, 92, of Grantsville, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was bom in Calhoun County, the son of the late Price and Stella Ross Jarvis. He had been a farrner and had attended White Oak Baptist Church, Chloe. He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are his wife, Dolly L. Gray Jarvis; two sons, Steve B. Jarvis of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Roger D. Jarvis of Grantsville; one sister, Murrel Brannon of Abingdon, Md.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clode Jarvis, Jennings Jarvis and Hoy Jarvis; and three sisters, Birda Conley, Bonnie Vanhom and Willa Oles.

Services will be held on Thursday, I p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Harry Siers officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/21/1996

STEPHAN C. JARVIS

Stephan C. Jarvis, 43, of Parkersburg Road, Spencer, died Thursday, March 14, 1996, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Claude and June Sharps Jarvis of Spencer. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a machinist in Dayton, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two daughters, Angel Jarvis of Akron and Stephanie Jarvis of Dayton; one son, Brian Jarvis of Dayton; and four brothers, Kevin Jarvis of Chloe, David Jarvis of Dayton, Ricky Jarvis of Spencer and Roger Jarvis of Akron.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo, Clay County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/30/1994

WILLIS JARVIS

Willis Jarvis, 67, of Valley Fork, died Friday, June 24, 1994, at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division after a brief illness.

He was born in Little White Oak, a son of the late Alpheus and Martha Flinn Jarvis. He was a farmer and a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Lola Hicks Jarvis; six daughters, Martha Jarvis, Mary Jarvis, Norma Jarvis, Linda Jarvis and Wilma King, all of Valley Fork, and Janet Beasley of Clay; four sons, Robert Jarvis, Bill Jarvis, Victor Jarvis and Willie Jarvis, all of Valley Fork; one brother, Claude Jarvis of Spencer; and seven grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/20/1995

MARY RUTH JETT

Mary Ruth Jett, 74, of Lowell, died Monday, April 17, 1995, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Nicut, a daughter of the late Jess and Nettie Keaton Griffin. She had resided in Lowell since 1978, and retired from BF Goodrich, Marietta, after 20 years of service. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Lowell.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Ralph D. Jett; one daughter, Linda Armann of Powhatan Point, Ohio; three grandchildren, Elwin Armann, Jeffery Armann and Ruth Armann; and two sisters, Iva Stacey and Sally Smith, both of Reno.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Woodrow Griffin, Wilbert Griffin and Vance Griffin.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Cawley and Peoples Funeral Home, Lowell, with Rev. Robert Schafer officiating, and burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/23/1995

STELLA MAE JETT

Stella Mae Jett, 68, of Orma, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Pete and Vesta Sharps Wayne. She was a former owner and operator of Jett's General Stores of Arnoldsburg and Creston, and a member of Minnora Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are one daughter, Marie Luzader of Orma; one son, Kenneth Jett of Palestine; one sister, Thelma Dennis of Zanesville, Ohio; one brother, Pete Wayne of Zanesville; and seven grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jett, in 1984.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating, and burial in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 4/4/1911

"AUNT" BROWN JOHNSON

Last Wednesday morning, at about 8 o'clock, the spirit of Aunt Brown Johnson, relict of the late Robert Johnson, of near here, passed from this earth to the "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." She had been in a feeble state of health for many months, and gradually grew weaker, until death came as a relief to her suffering. Dropsy was the immediate cause of her death. She was a dear old lady, and had lived a true, faithful christian life for many years, and while she had lived the allotted three score and ten years, the news of her death came to her many friends with sorrow. She was the mother of Mrs. Lee Westfall, of Pleasant Hill, with whom she had made her home for many years, and the sister of Mrs. P. J. Ferrell, of Henrietta, and had many friends throughout the country. Her remains were interred Thursday evening at the McConnaughey burying grounds, near the mouth of Big Root.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DOROTHY JOHNSON

12/10/1998

Dorothy Mae Johnson, 72, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Hospice Center, Akron, following a long illness.

She is the daughter of the late Ivy and Ruth Freshour Ayers. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Ernest "Buck" Johnson of Lake Milton, Ohio, Charles Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah, Robert Johnson of Raleigh, N.C., and James Johnson of Akron; one daughter, Carolyn Walker of Akron; one brother, Austin Ayers of Woodsfield, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Johnson. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Kight Cemetery, White Pine Road, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/29/1994

GAY MAXINE JOHNSON

Gay Maxine Johnson, 71, of Byesville, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 16, 1994, at Byesville. She was born in Grantsville, daughter of the late Samuel and Eva Burrows Shrieves. She was a Baptist by faith and a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Edward Johnson of Wadsworth, Ohio; James Johnson of Quaker City, Ohio, and Maynard Johnson of Jerusalem, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs, Denver (Glada) Quick of Copley, Ohio, Jannet Yoho of Byesville, Mrs. Bill (Lela) Stacy of Barnesville, Ohio, and Olive Bragg of Senecaville, Ohio; a brother, Albert Shrieves of Akron; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Johnson, in January 1973; two daughters; four sisters; and a brother.

Services were held at Thorn-Eberle Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Lee officiating. Burial was in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey Inc., Cambridge, OH 43725.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/21/1996

JESSIE I. JOHNSON

Jessie Irene Johnson, 74, of Parkersburg, died Friday, March 15, 1996, at her daughter's residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Oma Roberts Slider of Belpre and the late S. J. Slider. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are one daughter, Carlene McCauley of Parkersburg; three sons, Arthur Johnson and Kevin Johnson, both of Parkersburg and Frances VanMeter of Boaz; one brother, Veon Slider of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. B. Johnson; one son, Robert VanMeter; and three brothers, Cleo Slider, Delbert Slider and Holly Slider.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/30/1996

KARL C. JOHNSON

Karl C. Johnson, 107, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, May 22, 1996, at Louis Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late William C. and Emma Westfall Johnson. He was a combat-wounded veteran of World War I, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a tool dresser in the oil and gas fields of Calhoun County and a farmer. Early in life he was employed by Ira N. Stump Funeral Home, as a teamster and drove a horse-drawn hearse, prior to the introduction of motorized vehicles, in the funeral processions in Calhoun and surrounding counties. He was a charter member of American Legion Post and VFW Post at Grantsville, a former member of Knights of Pythias Lodge, Grantsville, and the oldest member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, William J. Johnson of Grantsville and Herbert Dale Johnson of Berea, Ohio; one daughter, Genevieve Ullery of Walkerton, Ind.; two grandchildren; three stepgrand-children; one great-grandchild; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Hayhurst Johnson; four brothers, Ray Johnson, Clyde Johnson, Clark Johnson and Glen Johnson; and two sisters, Carrie Johnson and Mavel Johnson.

Services were held at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 5/14/1912

MARY E. JOHNSON

Mary E. Johnson, after long and patient suffering passed from this life April 20th 1912. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss. Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of Rufus and Matilda Knotts, was born December 7th 1865, married to Granville Johnson November 17th 1887. She professed faith in Christ in girlhood. Her life was such as to impress all who knew her, with a feeling of respect, so earnest and consistent in her duty to her family and her Christian duty. No love like a mothers love and in this death the children as well as the husband can say we have lost our best friend.

Children weep not, mother is not dead but sleepeth; she has gone from this world of sickness and sorrow to that home of many mansions she so often spoke of during her last days with us. May we all live so that when the summons comes for us, we will hear the blessed words, well done thou faithful one. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. L. O'Dell at Walnut Church on April 27th. In the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends she was laid to rest. E.G.K.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 3/5/1912

POLLY JOHNSON

Wednesday morning at two o'clock "Aunt" Polly Johnson died at her home, a short distance above town of pneumonia fever and the diseases attendant upon old age. And thus ended a beautiful life.

Mrs. Johnson was a woman of high character and deep religious convictions. Nature had endowed her with a sweet and gentle disposition which surrounded her with a multitude of friends wherever she went. Unselfish and smiling she lost sight of her self in the preference for others and her whole life was one long record of kindly deeds.

She had reached the ripe age of eighty-five years and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bettie Morris and Mrs. Hannah Osborne. Her remains were laid to rest in the family cemetery Thursday morning, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Whitt Stump, of the Baptist church, of which organization she had been a member for many years.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RALPH JOHNSON

1/21/1999

Ralph Johnson, 85, of Vienna, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Sunrise Care Center.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Charles Wesley and Lulu Maude Norman Johnson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired oil field worker, and attended Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Haven Johnson of Vienna; one grand-daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Johnson Kellmayer of Franklin Park, N.J.; two sisters, Eula Ritchie of Toledo, Ohio, and Velma Wicker of Brookpark, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo Mae Kelley Johnson.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Robert Kennedy officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ROBERT K. JOHNSON

3/12/1998

Robert K. Johnson, 54, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Mar. 4, 1998, at Americare-Salem, Salem. He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Iva Jarvis Johnson of Grantsville and the late Clyde Johnson.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Marie Cooper of Bridgeport and Donna Baker of Gassaway; and one brother, Cecil Johnson of Vincent.

Private services were planned at the convenience of the family.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RUSSELL JOHNSON

6/11/1998

Russell Johnson, 74, of Ellenboro, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Elza and Clara Wyer Johnson. He was a watch repairman by trade and was an avid football, baseball and basketball fan.

Surviving are one daughter, Darlene Johnson of Parkersburg; one sister, Avis Pickering of San Jose, Calif.; one granddaughter, LaceyAnne Siers of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clark, Glenn and Cleo Johnson; one sister, Dorothy Johnson Ashcraft; and two half-sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with burial in Sunset Cemetery, Clarksburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2000

SUSANNA PEARL JOHNSON

Susanna Pearl Stevens Johnson, 78, died last, month in Uniontown, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late James Albert and Mary Roach Tanner.

Surviving are her husband, Clyde Johnson; six children, Roger Stevens, Joyce Gorenc, Shirley Lewis, Pat Cottrell, Bertha Jones and Evelyn Stevens; one sister, Gale Tanner; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Earl McKee and Vernon Stevens; one daughter, Peggy Evans; and two sisters, Eulah Carpenter and Dessel Wright.

Services were held at Hecker Funeral Home, Uniontown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/16/1995

SUSIE O. JOHNSON

Susie O. Johnson, 71, of Bramblewood Village, died Monday, Feb. 6, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Walker and Claire Johnson. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Imogene J. Haymaker of Arnoldsburg; and one brother, Bernard Johnson of Trenton, Mich.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/13/1995

THELMA JOHNSON

Thelma Johnson, 84, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, July 5, 1995, at Americare Nursing Home, Glenville, after an extended illness.

She was born in Joker, a daughter of the late William and Samara Smith Mahaney. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville, where she served as church clerk for 32 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Lee Riddel of Tarzana, Calif.; one son, George A. Johnson of New Martinsville; one sister, Ottie Kimble of Charleston; one half-brother, Max Mahaney of Eastland, Tex.; five half-sisters, Gail Godfrey of Grantsville, Maxine Chambers and Beulah Norton, both of New Cumberland, Barbara Zajac of Steubenville, Ohio, and Mary Lou Mahaney of Toronto, Ohio; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Johnson, in 1991; and 15 brothers and sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/14/1996

LEVI CURTIS JOHNSTON

Levi Curtis Johnston, 67, of Belpre, died Sunday, Mar. 10, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Nicholas County, a son of the late John Edward and Melissa Bice Johnston. He was a carpenter for Hillcrest Builders, Little Hocking, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Halfhill Johnston; three daughters, Laura Lovely of Lawton, Okla., Sandra Shahan of Little Hocking and Rebecca McConaha of Belpre; seven sons, John Johnston and Earl Johnston, both of Cincinnati, Kenneth Johnston of Cleveland, Jamie Johnston of Grantsville, Bill Johnston and Fred Johnston, both of Belpre, and Steve Johnston of Parkersburg; one brother, Edward Johnston of Canton; two sisters, Geneva Snyder and Jessie Shirey, both of Parkersburg; 31 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Walter Johnston and Levi Johnston, Jr.; one daughter, Mary Boyd; four brothers; and one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Spencer Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Bill Angel officiating, and the body to be cremated.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/27/1995

ADREN G. JONES

Adren G. Jones, 86, of Glenville, died Sunday, April 23, 1995, at his daughter's residence in Parkersburg, after a brief illness.

He was born near Leading Creek in Gilmer County, a son of the late John B. and Cornella Jane Burwell Jones. He was a retired educator, farmer and deputy assessor for Gilmer County. He served 12 years as a Gilmer County commissioner, and over 20 years as a West Virginia Soil Conservation District Supervisor. He was a member of Gilmer County Farm Bureau and Gilmer County Park & Recreation Commission, and a former member of Gilmer County ASCS. He was a member of Glenville First Baptist Church for over 70 years, having served as deacon.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Freeda Opal Woofter Jones; three daughters, Tonabell Turner of Parkersburg, Deronda Rickman of Williamstown and Wandalene Drake of Glenville; two sons, Lyndall Jones of Parkersburg and Randall C. Jones of Mt. Zion; one sister, Irene Fox of Glenville; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Raymel A. Jones; one daughter, E. Wilodene Currence; and two brothers, Clyde Jones and Orlan Jones.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Glenville Baptist Church, with Rev. Fred Mulneix and David Carpenter officiating, and burial in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/11/1995

ARLENA JONES

Arlena Jones, 70, of Sand Ridge, died Saturday, May 6, 1995, at Calhoun General Hospital, after a brief illness.

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

Surviving are her husband, Bill Jones; five sisters, Lora Hathaway of Mt. Zion, Marlene Illyn of Milford, Conn., Ruby Shock of Sand Ridge, Rita Stewart of Pittsburgh and Grace Meincke of Daytona, Fla.; one brother, Darrell Shock of Sand Ridge; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Paque; and two brothers, Denzil Shock and Dennis Shock.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/17/1994

BENNIE D. JONES

Bennie D. Jones, 73, Grantsville, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Howard and Bertha Deem Jones. He retired as a welder for Cabot Corp. and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville, Eureka Lodge 40, AF&AM, Grantsville, and was a well-known bluegrass musician.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Siers Jones; two sons, Bobby Jones of Fairmont and Johnny D. Jones of Grantsville; a daughter, Cathy Jones of Clarksburg; three brothers, Willard Jones of Five Forks, Everett Jones and Chester Jones, both of Grantsville; three sisters, Freeda Twoey of Burton, Ohio, and Virgie Southall and Mildred Campbell, both of Grantsville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/26/1995

BEULAH JONES

Beulah J. Jones, 80, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 1995, after a sudden illness. She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of William and Sarah Reynolds Hamric.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, James; two sons, William David and Michael, both of Ravenna; five daughters, Maxine McClusky, Shirley Vanderpool and Rose Riddle, all of Ravenna, Dolly Smith of Rootstown and Hazel Greer of Alabama; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Junior Hamric and Bobbie Hamric of West Virginia; and one sister, Virgie Goodnight of Ravenna.

She was preceded in death by sons, James and Eugene; five brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, with Rev. William White officiating. Burial was in Grandview-Memorial Park, Ravenna.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

BRITTNEY SHIANE JONES

11/5/98

Brittney Shiane Jones, 20 months, of Grantsville, died Sunday, November 1, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville.

Born in Charleston, she was the daughter of James Michael and Cindy Miller Jones of Grantsville.

Survivors include her parents; a brother, James Michael Jones, Jr. at home; maternal grandfather, Ron Miller of Big Bend; paternal grandfather, Bill Jones of Grantsville; paternal grandmother, Audrey Jones of Grafton, Ohio; and paternal great-grandmother, Euleta Jones of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Judy Brooks and one sister, Kala Griffin.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Stump Fuenral Home, Grantsville. Rev. Jim McIntrye and Rev. Junior Moody will officate. Interment will be in the Big Bend Cemetery at Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/4/1994

DAVID JONES

David Jones, 84, died Sunday, July 17, 1994, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains, Ohio. Born in Calhoun County, he was the son of the late Eleighue and Bell Brookover Jones. He worked for 25 years at John Davidson Contracting and 15 years at Abex Corp.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Genevieve "Mary" Stover Jones; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Juanita) Gilkey and Mrs. Pearl (Evelyn) Brooks of The Plains; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Sharon of Athens; a son, Robert of Nelsonville; a sister, Rosie Jones of Calhoun County; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey; sisters, Fronie and Minnie; and brothers, Frank, Robert, Earl, Granville, Homer, Harley, and Jake.

Funeral services were held at Souers Funeral Home, with Bishop John Pollard officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DOUGLAS JONES

9/2/1999

Douglas Wayne Jones, 19, of Davisville, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at his home.

He was born in Wood County, the son of Paul Edward and Judy Williams Jones of Davisville. He was a 1999 graduate of Parkersburg High School, a former member of Eastwood Volunteer Fire Dept., and had planned to attend truck driving school in Tennessee.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Richard Jones of Walker and Jeff Jones of Davidson, N.C.; paternal grandmother, Euleta Jones of Grantsville; one niece, Kaycee Jones of Walker; and one nephew, J.P. Cox of Walker.

He was preceded in death by three infant brothers, Gregory, Rodney and Keith Jones; maternal grandparents, Charles and Millie Holbert; and paternal grandfather, Walter Jones.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Raymond Ray officiating, and burial in Big Bend Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/4/1996

FREEDA OPAL JONES

Freeda Opal Woofter Jones, 90, of Glenville, died Monday, June 24, 1996, at her daughter's residence in Newark.

She was born in Hurst, Lewis County, a daughter of the late Lewis C. and Emma Sims Woofter.

She was a former educator in Lewis, Gilmer and Webster counties. She was a member of Gilmer County Senior Citizens, Kanawha Drive Extension Homemakers, West Fork Soil Conservation Wives, Gilmer County Farm Bureau, and American Baptist Women. She was a 1979 Folk Festival Belle for the W.Va. State Folk Festival and a Gilmer County 4-H leader.shewas a Sunday School teacher, women's Bible class teacher and member of the choir at First Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Tonabelle Turner of Newark, Deronda Richman of Williamstown and Wandalene Drake of Glenville; two sons, Lyndall Jones of Parkersburg and Randall -C. Jones of Mt. Zion; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adren G. Jones; one son, Raymel Jones; one daughter, Wilodene Currence; 12 brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Glenville Baptist Church, with Rev. Fred Mulneix and Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Burial. was in Meadow Lane Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/21/1996

JESSIE H. JONES

Jessie H. Jones, 66, of Rt. 1, Pennsboro, formerly of Mahone Community, Ritchie County, died Thursday, March 14, 1996, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born near Grantsville, a son of the late James Talbert and Martha Landra Kirby Jones. He was a former employee of the Harrisville Water & Sewer Department and a former employee of the West Virginia Parks System at North Bend State Park.

Surviving are his wife, Dollie W. Bell Jones; four daughters, Nancy Primm of Smithville, Martha J. Simmons of Grantsville, Wilma L. Keister and Brenda S. Jones of Pennsboro; six sons, Jessie L. Jones, Ralph A. Jones and Thurl W. Jones, all of Pennsboro, James O. Jones of St. Marys, Donald E. Jones of Grantsville and Gail R. Jones of Harrisville; one stepdaughter, Hazel Sheppard of Oak Hill; one brother, James P. Jones of Ravenna, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother; five sisters; and two grandsons.

Services were held at Apostolic Church of Pennsboro with Rev. Frank Simons officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/15/1994

LEONA R. JONES

Leona R. Jones, 64, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 22, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Dollie Omie Dawson Bell. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are seven daughters, Betty Parsons of Nobe, Bertha Jones and Nellie Moss, both of Brohard, Irene Fox of Tanner, Barbara Gray of Summersville, Terry Clark of Chloe and Virginia Parsons of Grantsville; six sons, Robert Bell of Smithville, Fred Jones, Floyd A. Jones, Jr., and David Jones, all of Brohard, Willie Jones of Grantsville and Jerry Jones of Chloe; three sisters, Zelda Headley of Grantsville, Dollie W. Jones of Clarksburg and Churl Lott of Ravenna, Ohio; three brothers, Russell Bell of Ravenna, Cecil Bell of Grantsville and Harold Bell of Big Springs; 25 grandchildren; and two great-granchhildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd A. Jones; one son, Roger Jones; four sisters, Martha Eckhart, Winnona Bell, Sharon Wright and Ethel Wyers; three brothers, Harl Bell, Bill Bell and Jack Bell; and one granddaughter, Kendra Clark.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/7/1994

MARVELLA JONES

Marvella "Polly" Jones, 87, of Washington, died Wednesday, Mar. 30, 1994, at Ravenswood Village Care Center after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Hagen and Claudine "Dolly" Groves Mace. She was a homemaker and a member of Enon Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one sister, Shada Snyder of Salem, Ohio, and four nieces, including Lorene Wigal of Washington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. H. Jones; two stepsons; and two sisters. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MELLISSA JONES

3/6/1997

Mellissa V. Jones (nee Siers), 55, of Medina, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

She was born in Big Bend and had been a resident of the Medina area for more than 30 years.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her mother, Ada Hosey of Big Bend; one son, Hershel H. Jones, Jr., of Medina; three daughters, Cathy Jones of Brunswick, Ohio, Susan Thompson of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Lisa Duke of Norton, Ohio; one brother, Will Reynolds of Big Bend; former husband, Hershel H. Jones, Sr., of Big Springs; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ronzel Siers, and stepfather, Joseph G. Hosey.

Services were held at Carlson's Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/20/1996

PATRICIA WEBB JONES

Patricia Webb Jones, 35, of Big Springs, died Friday, June 14, 1996, in Grantsville.

She was born in Ritchie County, a daughter of Henry DeVaughn of Pullman and Mary Grove DeVaughn of Grantsville. She was a homemaker and was affiliated with Harrison Street United Methodist Church, Harrisville.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Donald Jones; five brothers, Michael DeVaughn and Jake DeVaughn, both of Pullman, Henry DeVaughn of Cornwallis, Willie DeVaughn of Canton, Ohio, and Barney DeVaughn of Akron, Ohio; and two sisters, Debbie Mason of Harrisville and Bernice Elliott of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by three children and one brother.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Burial was in I00F Cemetery, Harrisville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PAULINE JONES

2/11/1999

Pauline Jones, 67, of Big Battle community, Salem, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Mac and Geraldine Taylor Richards. She was a member of Norman Ridge United Methodist Church, Ladies VFW Auxiliary of Post 9151, Salem, and Ladies Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles 2352, Clarksburg.

Surviving are four daughters, Janet Parks of Parkersburg, Sharon Willehoite of Ocala, Fla., Anita Myers of Jarvisville and Bonnie Davis of Salem; two sons, Kenny Lee Jones of Salem and Kelvin Jones of Oxford; two brothers, Junior Mac Richards and Billie Richards, both of Grantsville; seven sisters, Rosie Davis, Goldie Richards, Isabelle Davis, Hazel Gribble, Loraine Pursley, Clara Richards and Margaret Wagoner, all of Grantsville; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford L. Jones in 1974, whom she married on April 18, 1949; one sister, Irene Davis; and eight half-brothers and sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/5/1996

RAYMOND R. JONES

Raymond R. Jones, 60, of Arnoldsburg Road, Spencer, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 1996, at the residence of his caretakers.

He was born in MacFarland, a son of the late Luther and Emma Jones. He had attended Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Cleston Garrett officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

VOHN JONES

11/12/1998

Vohn Jones, 84, of Big Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, in CAMC, Memorial Division, Charleston.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Bert and Stella Jones.

He was an employee of Park Drop Forge Co., Cleveland, for 13 years and Vacellio and Groagan Corp., and was a member of Laborers Union 1085 for 43 years. He attended Calvary Baptist Church, Glenville. He committed to the Christian faith in 1979.

Surviving are three daughters, Joan Collins and Sherry Wilson, both of Big Springs, and Janis Cagle of Lorain, Ohio; two sons, Henry "Bucky" Jones of Big Springs and Jerry Jones of Millstone; one brother, Kermit Jones of Pennsboro; 13 grand-children; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hallie Collins Jones; three brothers, Cecil, Clifford and Archie Jones; and one sister, Mildred Billette.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLIAM C. JONES

4/17/1997

William C. Jones, 74, of Sand Ridge, died Monday, April 7, 1997, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born in Yonkers, N.Y., a son of the late Stephen and Helen Kinsela Jones. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn. He was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church near Stumptown.

Surviving are one sister, Catherine Dickson of Yonkers; three half-sisters, Barbara Frederick of Yonkers, Agnes Steltz of Shandaken, N.Y., and Lillian Forte of Thornwood, N.Y.; three halfbrothers, Fredrick Jones of Glenallen, Va., Charles Jones of Peekskill, N.Y., and Stephen Jones of Antioch, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlena Shock Jones; and his stepmother, Lillian Jones. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jack Stump and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Shock Cemetery near Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PAMELA WEAVER JUNE

1/30/1997

Pamela Sue Weaver June, 42, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, in Northwest Hospital, Tucson, Ariz., following an extended illness.

She was born in Barberton, Ohio, a daughter of John Delbert and Maxine Arthur Weaver of Tucson.

She was a registered nurse and was a staff nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, Tucson, until early 1996. She was a former resident of Arbovale and a graduate of Marshall University, Huntington.

She was a granddaughter of the late Charles and Mabel Arthur and Mabel Weaver McEndree of Calhoun County.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, John June; one daughter, Amanda Gail; one brother, Charles "Chuck" Weaver, all of Tucson; a sister, Carolyn of Campbell, Calif.; and numerous relatives in West Virginia and Ohio.

Her body was cremated. A memorial service was held in Tucson by friends and family.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/5/1994

LARRY BROOKS JUSTICE

Larry Brooks Justice, infant son of Stephen and Elizabeth Ann Ball Justice of Glenville, died at birth, Tuesday, Apr. 26, 1994, at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Rose Justice of the home; two brothers, Travis Justice and Carl Justice, both of the home; paternal grandmother, Waneda Justice of Chloe; and maternal grandparents, Ruby and Ronald Miller of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Brooks Justice.

Services were held at Lamb Cemetery, Chloe, with Kenneth Fisher officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LINZY JUSTICE

10/21/1999

Linzy A. Justice, 91, of Reedy, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Elder Care, Ripley.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Joe and Virginia Morris Justice. He was the former owner of Justice General Store, Millstone, and former employee of B.F. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio. He was a member of Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel Justice; one sister, Mary Conley of Cleveland, Ohio; three step-sons, Ron Postalwait of Spencer, Charles Postalwait of New Orleans, La., and Tom Court-ney of Trinity, N.C.; and two step-daughters, Mary Parsons of Sequine, Tex., and Karen Courtney of Reedy.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Jarvis Justice.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee and Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

STEPHEN J. JUSTICE

11/6/1997

Stephen J. Justice, 39, of Orlando, Braxton County, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Fayette County, a son of Waneda Adams Justice of Chloe and the late Brooks Justice. He was a former employee of Spenco Corp., Glenville. He was a member of Church of Christ.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Elizabeth Miller Justice; one daughter, Rose Justice of the home; two sons, Travis Justice and Carl Justice, both of the home; one sister, Pat Murphy of Chloe; and one brother, Jackie Justice of Lewisville, Ohio. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Brooks Justice.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WANEDA A. JUSTICE

5/28/1998

Waneda A. Justice, 77, of Chloe, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at her home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of Rex and Roxie Conley Adams. She was a member of Stinson Church of Christ.

Surviving are one daughter, Pat Murphy of Chloe; one son, Jack Justice of Lewisville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Brooks Justice; one son, Stephen Justice; one brother, Donald Adams; and three sisters, Ilean Drake, Nell and Pauline Lambey.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Lamb Cemetery, Chloe. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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