"J" Obituaries   
 


"Parkersburg News" - May 16 or 17, 1961

CARL DELMAS JACKSON

Carl Delmas Jackson, 54, 1617 25th St., died at 2 p.m. yesterday (May 15, 1961) in St. Joseph's hospital, following an extended illness.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and an honorary member of the Parkersburg (WV) Kiwanis Club, which he served as president at one time.

Born Feb. 18, 1907, at Big Springs, Calhoun County, he was a son of the late Albert and Jane Belford Jackson.

He was graduated from Ohio State University, Columbus, and was employed by the Internal Revenue Service in Parkersburg for 18 years, retiring in 1952.

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Power Jackson; a daughter, Mrs. William F. Kimble, Mims, Fla.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Cunningham, Parkersburg, and Mrs. Oscar Garretson, Grantsville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ogdin funeral home. The Rev. Griffin C. Callahan will officiate and burial will be in Rockland cemetery, Belpre.

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

(Published in the Parkersburg (WV) News, May 16th or 17th, 1961. The 'yesterday' and 'today' don't calculate correctly. He died May 15th and was buried May 18th.)

(Jane Jackson Kimble)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - December 1918

EDWARD JACKSON

Card of Thanks

We desire to extend our heart felt thanks to all the kind friends and neighbors, who so kindly helped and assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father, and may God's blessings rest on each of you. Mrs. Edward Jackson and family.

Edward Jackson, son of Benjamine and Elizabeth Jackson, was born July 25th, 1840, on the old Stalnaker homestead near the mouth of Leaf Bank.

Was married to Susannah Johnson July 27th, 1866, and to this union were born five sons and three daughters as follows: W. H. of Big Springs, T. J. of Williamstown, this state, John J. who died in infancy, A. H. of Lough, Granville R. of Bigheart, Okla. Daughters as follows: Lillian, who departed this life at the age of 23 years, Blanch Jackson who resides with the widow on the old homestead, Mrs. W. H. Monroe of Elk View, W. Va. Benjamine Jackson moved to Yellow Creek in the early 40's when there were few settlers in this part of the country.

Edward, the eldest of three children grew to manhood on the farm on which the parents had settled, and when the war of 1861 broke out he entered the service in defense of the South. Coming back to the old home at the close of the war and ever since residing on the farm on which they had previously settled.

Mr. Jackson professed Christ in his youthful days, and ever lived a devoted and consecrated Christian life, always contributing liberally to the support of the church out of his means. He was a member of the M. P. church at Chestnut Grove.

The deceased had been in poor health for the last 15 years, yet he bore his sufferings without complaint and calmly awaited for the Master's voice to bid him come up to the mansion of rest.

Edward Jackson departed this life Dec. 17, 1918, leaving his wife and family as above stated; one brother, Samuel of Russett, two half brothers, P. J. Ferrell of Henrietta, and B. F. Ferrell of White Pine, and one half-sister Mrs. Mary E. Kelley, of White Pine, and a host of friends and acquaintances to mourn his departure.

Interment was made at the Chappel church, Dec. 18, Rev. Worrell of Grantsville officiating.

Weep not that his toils are over,
Weep not that his race is run,
God grant we may rest as calmly
When our work, like his, is done,
Till then we yield with gladness
These treasures to him to keep;
And rejoice in the blest assurance
He giveth his loved ones sleep. A Friend

(Obit furnished by Bill Jackson, Wadsworth, OH to Jane Jackson Kimble who transcribed it.)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 June 2009

HENRY JONES

Henry V. (Bucky) Jones, 58, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his home. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Vohn and Hallie Collins Jones.

He was a former employee of Shelly and Sands Co. and was a Baptist. Surviving are one daughter, Jenny Marie Jones of Big Springs; three sisters, JoAnn Collins and Sherry Wilson, both of Big Springs, and Janis Cagle of Lorain, Ohio; and one brother, Jerry Jones of Millstone.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Parkersburg News" - May 12 1959

JANIE B. JACKSON

Mrs. Janie Belford Jackson, 87, 904 Lakeview Dr., died Sunday afternoon in St. Joseph's hospital after a brief illness.

She was born at Sardis, O., Feb. 2, 1872, a daughter of John and Susan Norman Belford and had lived in Parkersburg for the past 16 years, coming here from Big Springs, W. Va. Mrs. Jackson had been a member of the Chestnut Grove Methodist Church at Big Springs since 1891.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Garretson of Grantsville and Mrs. J. E. Cunningham of Parkersburg; one son, Carl D. Jackson of this city; five grandchildren, James Garretson, Grantsville; Mrs. Ira Reese, Nitro; Wayne and Beryl Cunningham, Parkersburg, and Mrs. William Kimble, Titusville, Fla. Also surviving are ten great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Jackson's husband, Albert H. Jackson, died in 1941. Also preceding her in death were two sons, Clyde D. and Earl Jackson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Ogdin funeral home, Dr. William M. Craig officiating. Additional services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Number Seven Church in Nobe, W. Va., and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Ogdin funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

(Jane Jackson Kimble)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 June 2009

JESSE JACKSON IV

Jesse A. Jackson IV, 79, of Big Bend, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jesse A. Jackson III and Mildred Marshall Jackson.

He was a 1947 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas/Dominion Hope with 47-1/2 years of service. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He was owner/operator of Jackson Transport, leased to Cheetah Transportation. He was a member of Kentucky Colonels and Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Bower Jackson; two daughters, Joan Jackson and Alice Ullum; one granddaughter, Sara Stalnaker; and three great-grandsons, Brandon Kyle Stalnaker, Matthew Ryan Stalnaker and Andrew Cain Stalnaker.

Services were held at Knotts Memorial U.M. Church, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 June 2005

JOHN THOMAS JACKSON

John Thomas Jackson, 75, of Belmont, died Thursday, June 16, 2005.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Tommy and Ruie Jones Jackson.

Surviving are two sisters, Ruth Pitts of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Kramer of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Scottie Jackson and Alvie McCune, and one sister, Mary Cain.

Graveside services were held at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend, with Rev. Charlie Davis officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Jun 2002 (Obituary from Dec. 9, 1948)

RHUIE JACKSON

Rhuie Jackson, 56, died at the home of Creed Brooks of Big Bend on Monday.

She was the daughter of the late Gusta Jones Rogers.

Surviving are one daughter, Ruth Pitts of Caldwell, Ohio; one half-sister, Mary Cain Bartlett of Ohio; and one brother, address unknown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Jackson.

Services were held at Norman Ridge with Rev. M.E. Burns officiating. Burial was in Norman Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2001

ROBERT JACKSON

Robert M. Jackson, 83, of Alexandria, Va., died Thursday Sept. 6, 2001, at Pleasant Hill Manor, Piketon, Ohio.

He was born at Clarksburg, the son of the late Jesse A. and Mildred Marshall Jackson. He was a retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class with 30 years of service.

Surviving are one brother, Jesse Jackson of Big Bend; one sister, Virginia Hosey of Portsmouth, Ohio; four nieces; and one nephew.

Graveside services were held at Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. There was no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - March 1936

SUSANNAH JACKSON

Susannah Johnson Jackson, daughter of James W. and Elizabeth (Burrows) Johnson, was born July 9, 1847; departed this life March 21st, 1936. Age 88 years, eight months and 12 days. She died at the home of her son William H. Jackson where she had resided for the past several years.

She was united in marriage to Edward Jackson (now deceased) May 27, 1866, and to this union five sons and three daughters were born, Namely: William H. Jackson, Big Springs; T. J. Jackson, Williamstown; Albert H. Jackson, Big Springs; Lillian Mae Jackson, deceased; Granville R. Jackson, Garber, Oklahoma; Mrs. Blanch Stump, Bartletsville, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Maud Monroe of Elkview, W. Va. Some of the other children raised by grandmother that we can recall are as follows: Missouri Stallman Nicholas, deceased; Armanda Starcher Seals, deceased; Jennie Collins Knight, deceased; Albert Stallman, Burnt House; Hubert Maxwell, deceased; Elva Meekins, Parkersburg and Ernest Flynn, deceased. She kept several others, some for months and some for two or three years. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She always tried to make everyone feel welcome and her home was always open to anyone that needed its care and protection. She was kindhearted and always enjoyed doing for everyone and especially small children, and was loved by all who knew her.

In the year of 1878 or 79, she joined the Methodist church with her husband. When they didn't have church buildings they worshiped in the old Jackson schoolhouse and the homes. She demonstrated a Christian life by the good she did for others.

Short services were held at the home on Monday and were continued at the No. Seven church with interment in the church cemetery there. Funeral services were in charge of the Rev. Albert Smith of near Grantsville; assisted by the Rev. N. H. Bartlett of Grantsville and Rev. Kelley of Pleasant Hill. By A granddaughter, Ruth Jackson.

(Obit furnished by Bill Jackson, Wadsworth, OH to Jane Jackson Kimble who transcribed it.)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - September 1951

WILLIAM H. JACKSON

William H. Jackson, 84, former Calhoun County clerk and magistrate, died Monday, September 3 [1951] at his home at Big Springs.

He was the son of the late Edward and Susan Johnson Jackson and was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge. He served an unexpired term as county clerk.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruie B. Bell Jackson; and the following children by his first wife, Susie A. Bland, who preceded him in death: Homer Jackson of Big Springs, Henry Jackson of Hinton, W. Tell Jackson of Akron, Leo D. Jackson of Oak Hill, Carl Jackson of Akron, Mrs. Clara Dibble of Cincinnati, Mrs. Perry Farmer of Clarington, Ohio, and Mrs. Carl Richards and Mrs. Earl Bush, both of Big Springs.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday from the Pleasant Hill church with burial following in the Nobe cemetery. The Rev. H. L. Underwood and the Rev. Ralph McCoy officiated at the services.

(Obit furnished by Bill Jackson, Wadsworth, OH to Jane Jackson Kimble who transcribed it.)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 6 January 2005

CLARK JAMES

Clark R. James, 81, of Glenville, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, from injuries sustained in an auto accident at Weston.

He was born on Leatherbark near Cedarville, Gilmer County, the son of the late William W. and Alma Reed James. He served three terms as Gilmer County sheriff and was a Gilmer County commissioner. He was a former manager of Spencer Livestock Exchange and a member of Lower Steer Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Helen R. James; one son, Gregory C. James of Glenville; and two brothers, William T. James of Ravenswood and Sammuel A. James of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Boyd, Parker, Justus, Charles, David and John James, and three sisters, Mildred White, Nora Smith and Mary Alltop.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2000

EVA JAMES

Eva R. James, 87, of Glenville, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Crestview Manor, Jane Lew.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William S. and Alice L. Norman Richards. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are one sister, Alma Bonnett of Baldwin.

Graveside services were held at Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 09 January 2003

WILLIAM JAMES

William Baxter James, 66, of Sand Fork, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Butcher and Lauuna Bonnett James. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served on the First Army Rifle Team.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth James; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth James of Sand Fork; and two brothers, Lee James of Glenville and Jerry James of Bedford, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles James.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2007

ROBERT JANZEN

Robert D. Janzen, 77, of Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Burnt House, died Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007, at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.

He was born in Marion County, Kan., the son of the late Paul and Lillie Sween Janzen. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired carpenter.

Surviving are two sons, John R. Janzen of Burnt House and Patrick Janzen of Charlottesville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Metz Janzen.

Graveside services will be held Friday, 2:30 p.m., at Minnora Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 September 2000

BEULAH JARVIS

Beulah Vada Jarvis, 79, of Pulaski, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at her daughter's residence.

She was born in Mudfork, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ephriam and Genevera Cart Coen. She was a former employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer.

Surviving are one daughter, Helen Cottle of Pulaski; two sons, Forest Melvin Jarvis of Waskom, Tex., and Charles Roy Jarvis of Cortland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Jarvis, May 26, 1994; one daughter, Carolyn Batten, Apr. 23, 2000; five brothers, Alton, Estil, Gaillard, George and Alonzo Coen; four sisters, Ester Boggs, Alma West, Mae White and Eunice Jarvis; two half- brothers, Everett and Earl Coen; and two half-sisters, Effie Brannon and Emma Cart.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Charles Davis officiating. Burial was in Swank Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2006

BEVERLY JARVIS

Beverly Ruth Ann Jarvis, 63, of Washington, died Sunday, Apr. 30, 2006, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Ferrell and Thelma Starcher Griffin of Parkersburg. She had worked at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital as a nurse and had retired from Mid-Ohio Home Health Care. She was a member of South Side Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband of 43 years, Ira Leroy Jarvis; one son, Aaron Jarvis of Williamstown; and two brothers, Joe Griffin of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Eric Griffin of Caldwell, Ohio.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor David Dockery officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation was also scheduled until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 July 2009

EDNA JARVIS

Edna F. Jarvis, 69, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Virgie R. Frederick. She was a 1957 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a member of Victory Baptist Church, where she was a participant in youth activities and card ministry. She was a retired pharmacy technician from the family business, J&B Drug Store, kindergarten teacher, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother, Order of Eastern Star member, employed at MHHS daycare center for one year, and Bethlehem Cemetery caretaker.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Richard (Dick) Jarvis; one son, Rick Jarvis and wife Cheryl of Grantsville; one daughter, Leisa Jarvis of Mineral Wells; five grandchildren, Justin Hartshorn, Kristina Jarvis, Melissa Hartshorn, Seth Jarvis and Aaron Dawson-Jarvis; four brothers, Dallas Frederick, Denzil Frederick, George Frederick and Roger Frederick; and one sister, Lillian Frederick.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Eva Jean Sams.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 Aug 2003

EVERETT EUGENE JARVIS

Everett Eugene Jarvis, 66, of Walnut Cove, N.C., died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, in Richmond, Va.

He was born at Oka, the son of the late William Everett and Ellafae Metheney Jarvis. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and served in the armed forces from 1954-65. He was a foreman for Vacellio and Grogan Co. and a member of American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Evans Jarvis; one son, Chad Jarvis of Walnut Cove, N.C.; one brother, Jim Jarvis of Windham, Ohio; and three sisters, Barbara Parsons of Uniontown, Ohio, Donna Arroe of Evans and Carolyn Newell of Mogadore, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Josiah Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Sep 2003

PARIS BRUCE JARVIS

Paris Bruce Jarvis, 85, of Orient, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late Calvin and Alice Parsons Jarvis. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran having served at Pearl Harbor and was a member and served as chaplain of Commercial Point VFW. He retired from COTA and was a member of Faith Baptist Church where he served as deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Loris; one daughter, Ramona Whitt of Ashville, Ohio; two sons, Charles Jarvis of Columbus, Ohio, and Gerald Jarvis of Grove City, Ohio; one step-son, Kenny Bailey; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Jarvis of Minnora; two sisters, Maysel Stalnaker of Chloe and Rilma Chandler of South Carolina; and many half-brothers, half- sisters, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a wife, Lillie; one son, James; one sister, Dessie Jett; and one brother, Cecil.

Services were held at Faith Baptist Church, Commercial Point, Ohio. Burial was in Glen Rest Memorial Estate with full military honors.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 September 2005

LARRY JARVIS

Larry D. Jarvis, 63, of Minnora, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at his home.

He was born at Minnora, the son of the late Dorse and Melba Tucker Jarvis. He was a retired employee of Otis Elevator, Cleveland, Ohio, and a former Calhoun County deputy sheriff. He was a member and Sunday School teacher at Prudence Chapel United Methodist Church, Minnora.

Surviving are his wife, Terri Jarvis; one son, Jerry Jarvis of Parma, Ohio; two daughters, Cynthia Benedict of Elyria, Ohio, and Valerie Hall of Chesapeake Bay, Va.; two sisters, Ruth Dawson of Virginia and Debbie Sears of Minnora; and five grandchildren.

Memorial service was held at Prudence Chapel Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Sep 2003

ROBERT EUGENE JARVIS, JR.

Robert Eugene Jarvis, Jr., 23, of Nobe, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Robert Eugene Jarvis, Sr., of Moundsville and Zelma Yoak of Five Forks. He was employed by Bell Timbering Co.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his step-father, Lynn Yoak of Five Forks; one sister, Rachael Jarvis of Five Forks; one step-sister, Laura Murphy of Millstone; paternal grandmother, Lola Jarvis of Valley Fork; and his fiancé, Brandi Cunningham.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 February 2003

ROGER JARVIS

Roger Jarvis, 47, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at St. Thomas Hospital, Akron.

He was born in Akron, the son of Wilma June Jarvis of Spencer and the late Claude Jarvis. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a former employee of U.S. Postal Service.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one daughter, Rachel Jarvis of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Charley Jarvis of Akron; three brothers, David Jarvis of Savannah, Ga., and Ricky and Kevin Jarvis, both of Spencer.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial will be in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 February 2003

RONALD EUGENE JARVIS

Ronald Eugene Jarvis, 49, of Millstone, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of Virgie King Jarvis of Millstone and the late Cecil Jarvis.

Surviving in addition to his mother are five sisters, Vivian Finster and husband Francis of Weston, Dolores Lowe and husband Darol of Spencer, Susan Roberts and husband Gary of Millstone, Judy Rollyson of Millstone and Karen Roberts and husband Kenny of Five Forks; one brother, Roger Jarvis and wife Julia of Mt. Zion; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Jarvis Brown of Pine Grove.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2001

RUSSELL JARVIS

Russell Wayne Jarvis, 52, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at his home.

He was the son of the late Walter L. and Anna B. Tanner Jarvis.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Sniffin Jarvis; two sons, Jason Wayne Jarvis of Ft. Hood, Tex., and Ryan David Jarvis of Chloe; six brothers, Henry Lee Jarvis and Larry Jarvis, both of Nebo, Roscoe B. Jarvis of Creston, Ohio, Roger Jarvis, Marvin Jarvis and Ricky Jarvis, all of Chloe; and one sister, Virgie Crossley of Newark, Del.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Jennings Tanner and Ronald Allen Jarvis.

Funeral services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Paul Parsons officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 November 2006

SANDRA KAY JARVIS

Sandra Kay Jarvis, 61, of Chloe, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born at Chelyan, the daughter of the late Richard and Nellie Kirkpatrick Hawks. She was employed by Calhoun County Committee on Aging at the West Fork center and was a homemaker. She was a member of Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Stinson.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Charter Jarvis; two daughters, Karen Cottrell and Kim Perkins; three sisters, Anna Coble, Wanda Rose and Sharon King; three grandchildren, Misty King, Katie Perkins and Brandon Cottrell; and one great-grandson, Riley Perkins.

She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Dahlia Hawks.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, with Pastor Geoffrey Hamrick officiating. Burial will be in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation was scheduled

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2001 (Obituary of Feb. 22, 1945)

SYRUS JARVIS

Syrus W. Jarvis, 50, of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday [15 Feb 1945] at his home.

He was born in Chloe, the son of the late Aaron and Barbara White Jarvis.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Lloyd Jarvis; five sons, Donzel, Daris, Forrest and Carrell Jarvis, all of Akron, and U.S. Army Pvt. Charles Jarvis, stationed at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Little Rock, Ark.; four daughters, Waneta Alexander, Halcie Alexander and Wilma Mae Jarvis, all of Akron, and Mrs. Eugene Suttle of Spencer; two brothers, Arthur Jarvis of Oka and George Jarvis of Elana; and one sister, Rosie Justice of Clay.

Services were held at Oka Methodist Church with Rev. Phillips officiating. Burial was in Cottrell Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 December 2004

TERESA BUTCHER JARVIS

Teresa Butcher Jarvis, 84, of Canterberry Center, Shepherdstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Charles Town.

She was born at Cedarville, the daughter of the late Burke and Ora Lucrecia Snyder Butcher. She graduated from Sand Fork High School in 1937, Glenville State College in 1941 and earned a masters of arts degree from New Mexico State University in 1966. She was a former teacher in several schools in West Virginia and New Mexico and was a member of numerous fraternal and professional organizations. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Frederick, Md.

Surviving are one sister, Mary Hazel Lilley of Duluth, Ga.; two brothers, Robert J. Butcher of Glenville and Dr. James A Butcher of Shepherdstown; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Jennings Jarvis; two sisters, Mabel Butcher in infancy and Louise Butcher; and one brother, Roland Butcher.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville where Eastern Star rites were observed.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 July 2002

UNA JARVIS

Una Jarvis, 91, of Clarksburg, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at a United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was the daughter of the late Claudius A. and Osceola Duffield Jarvis of Grantsville. She graduated from West Virginia University, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in home economics education. She served as a W.A.V.E. in World War II and was a home economics teacher at Washington Irving High School, Clarksburg, until retiring in 1973. She was a member of Stealey United Methodist Church, Clarksburg, and was honored by the Veterans Administration Hospital for 21 years of volunteer service.

Surviving are two sisters, Lois Jarvis Davis of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Ola Jarvis Stalford of Grantsville; numerous nieces and nephews, including Richard L. Jarvis of Grantsville; and great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

A memorial service was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stealey U.M. Church. Burial was scheduled Wednesday, 4 p.m., in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clarksburg Senior Citizens Center, Clarksburg VA Hospital, and Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 08 April 2003

WILLIAM EVERETT JARVIS

William Everett Jarvis, 91, of Uniontown, Ohio, died Monday, Apr. 28, 2003, in Ravenna, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Robert and Delilah Ellison Jarvis. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a former sawmill operator. He was a member of Linden Masonic Lodge, Linden.

Surviving are two sons, Everett Eugene Jarvis and wife Marilyn of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Jimmie Jarvis and wife Gail of Windham, Ohio; three daughters, Barbara Parsons and husband Robert of Uniontown, Ohio, Donna Jean Aaroe of Evans and Carolyn Newell of Brimfield, Ohio; one sister, Laverne Harper of Looneyville; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellafae Jarvis; two brothers, Leo and Walter Jarvis; one half-brother, Harl Ellison; and four sisters, Maxie Ponn, Mary May, Ruth Vida and Goldie Edwards.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Josiah Jarvis Cemetery, Oka. Military graveside rites were provided by Spencer American Legion Post #21. Masonic graveside rites were conducted by Linden Masonic Lodge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

Reprint from 1955

MISSOURI JEFFERY

Missouri Catherine Jeffery, 87, widow of W. M. Jeffery of Parkersburg, died at 10:30 a.m., yesterday, at her home.

She was born at Hur, the daughter of the late Martha Booher Starcher and Isaac Starcher. She was a member of United Brethren Church, Annamoriah.

Surviving are one son, John L. Smith of Parkersburg; three daughters, Mae Miller of Mt. Zion and Ella Still and Ema Terrell, both of Parkersburg; two brothers, Hanson and Charles Starcher, both of Hur; one sister, Dora Kellar of Brohard; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services were held at Hur Methodist Church with Rev. R. L. Phillips of Parkersburg officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


The Emporia Daily Gazette, Emporia, KS, Wednesday, November 18, 1953

FRANK T. JEFFERIES DIES

Frank T. JEFFERIES, 305 West Thirteenth Avenue, died at 9:30 o’clock Saturday night (Nov. 14) in St. Mary’s hospital. He was a retired oil field worker and had lived in Emporia about 3-l/2 years, coming here from Peotone, Ill.

Funeral services will be held in the McVey chapel at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Clyde S. CLARK, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the services. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn cemetery.

Mr. JEFFERIES was born December 9, 1874 in Calhoun County, W. Va., a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marcus M. JEFFERIES. He married Ressa PETTIT October 1, 1896, at Big Ben W. Va. He is survived by three sons, Clarence F., of the home; Harold M. of Hoisington, and Edwin L., of Las Vegas, N. M.., and one daughter, Mrs. Jacques P. GUERIN, Las Vegas, N. M.; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He also is survived by two brothers, B. H. JEFFERIES and Phillip JEFFERIES, Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Hester JONES, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Pearl CONNORS, Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank ARNOLD, Clarksburg, W. Va.


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2001

HAROLD JENSEN

Harold L. Jensen, 82, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Mar. 5, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Ginter, Pa., the son of the late Kristian S. and Mary Peterson Jensen. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired as plant manager from Valley Camp Coal Co., Shrewsbury, W.Va., in 1985. While a resident of Carmichaels, Pa., he served as a Sunday School teacher at Green Valley Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are one son, Hanley Jensen of Spencer and daughter-in-law and caregiver, Debora A. Jensen, with whom he made his home; five grandchildren, Tod H. Jensen, Kristian S. Jensen, Chad Erik Jensen, Beth Ann Jensen and Sherry Lake Jensen; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Lake Adams Jensen, in 1991; two sons, Harold Leroy Jensen and Alan L. Jensen; and four brothers, Britton Jensen, Walter L. Jensen, Loraine E. Jensen and Carl E. Jensen.

Services were held at Yoskovich Funeral Home, Carmichaels, with Rev. Harold O. Kelley officiating. Burial was in Green County Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2007

SHERRY LAKE JENSEN

Sherry Lake Jensen, 21, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Mar. 17, in an auto accident.

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of Debora Jensen of Arnoldsburg and the late Alan L. Jensen. She was employed at George's Diner, Big Otter.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one sister, Beth A. Jensen of Pittsburgh, Pa., and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Jensen Family Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2007

BLAINE JETT

Blaine L. Jett, 72, of Doylestown, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. He was born November 24, 1934 at Minnora the son of the late Carl and Dessie Jarvis Jett. He was a US Army veteran and retired from Ford Motor Company. He was a member of N.A.I.V.C.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Jett, whom he married June 23, 1956; one son Kenneth Jett of Doylestown; four daughters, Sharon Jett of Clinton, Ohio, Lesa Jett of St. Albans, Vermont, Diane Davis of Seville, Ohio and Windy Jett of Doylestown; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Calvin Jett of Doylestown and Bruce Jett of West Virginia; and two sisters, Wanda Bailey and Nola Smith, both of West Virginia. Services were held Sunday, November 11 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery near Minnora, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Sep 2003

DESSIE JETT

Dessie Jett, 94, of Beech, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Calvin and Alice Parsons Jarvis. She was a member of Milo Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School director.

Surviving are three sons, Calvin Jett and wife Shirley and Blaine Jett and wife Janice, all of Doylestown, Ohio, and Bruce Jett and wife Janet of Orma; two daughters, Wanda Bailey and husband Delmar and Nola Smith and husband Leon, all of Orma; two brothers, Bruce Jarvis of Orient, Ohio, and Carl Jarvis of Orma; four half-brothers, Curt Jarvis of Kimbolton, Ohio, and Bill Jarvis, Charter Jarvis and Gary Jarvis, all of Chloe; two sisters, Maysel Stalnaker of Chloe and Rilma Chandler of South Carolina; four half-sisters, Geneva Badgett of Five Forks, Nell Deweese of Leatherbark, Bonnie Ellison of Orma and Madeline Hardway of Chloe; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-great-grandchildren; and two caregivers, Karen Moore and Maggie Shaffer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Jett; two grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Bill Moore and Rev. Jack Stump officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 November 2006

HAZEL MARIE JETT

Hazel Marie Jett, 64, of Wooster, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at Country Point nursing facility, Wooster.

She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Paul and Stella Wayne Jett.

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Jett of Elizabeth, Curtis Marks of Creston and Robert Marks of Chloe; three daughters, Veronica Nagy of Wooster, Gwinna Marks of Parkersburg and Carlena Rock of Salem, Ohio; one half-sister, Vonda Parsons of Anna, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one half-brother, Bob Scenes.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 January 2010

AMBER ADAIR RIDDLE JOHNSON

Amber Adair Riddle Johnson, 46, of Nashville, Tenn., died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of Janet Riddle Johnson and Stephen Dale Johnson.

She was a 1982 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and was a fashion model in New York City, a professional make-up and hair artist with her own line of make-up, Adair Minerals, and owned and operated Cuts Colors and Blondes Hair Salon, Nashville.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Erica Loraine Johnson Elmore of Lubeck and Jennifer Adair Johnson McPeek of Rockport; two brothers, Steve Dale Johnson of Rockport and Bradford Dale Johnson of Washington; and aunts, uncles, cousins, niece and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Hazel Wilmoth Riddle; maternal grandfather, W. Paul Riddle of Grantsville; and paternal grandmother, Audra Sleeth.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Steve Morgan officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2001

BURL JOHNSON

W. Burl "Mouse" Johnson, 77, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Homer and Velma Burrows Johnson. He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving as a frogman with the Underwater Demolition Team 11. He retired in 1985 after 39 years of service with Demuth Glass. He attended Cedar Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline McAtee Johnson; two sons, Roger D. Johnson of Parkersburg and H. Steven Johnson of Walker; one daughter, Linda Bush of Walker; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Neil Horner of Green Bank.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert Cornell and Rev. David Morgan officiating, and burial in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown, with military rites by Williamstown American Legion Post 159.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna Ohio Record Courier Friday July 1, 2005

Cora Sue Johnson

Cora Sue Johnson 62 years of age, a resident of Burton (Ohio) the past 30 years, died Wednesday June 29, 2005 at the residence of her son Michael in Freedom Township following a courageous battle from a short illness. She was born on September 21, 1942 in Grantsville, West Virginia the daughter of James Earl and Louie Odell (Frederick) Wilson. Formerly employed at ETRUDEX in Chardon, Cora established Cojoh Sales and Service in Burton in 1992, dealing in the sales of Plastic and Rubber products. She was a member of Assembly of God church in Burton. An avid reader, Cora enjoyed writing poetry and short stories and did charcoal sketching. Cora had a profound love of all animals.

She is survived by her son Michael (Angie) Nutter of Freedom Twp., daughter Tammy (Randy) Cottrill of Hanover, PA, mother Louie Wilson of Mantua, sisters Pat (Bruce) Besmen of Streetsboro and Shirley (ER) Damon and Delores “Dee” Carpenter both of Aurora. 5 grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her father James Earl Wilson, her twin sister Olive Wilson, her brother-in-law Ralph Carpenter and her beloved ‘Dink” and other loving “Animal People.”

Calling hours will be Friday from 6-8 P.M.at the Green Family Funeral Home and Crematory Service, St. Rt. 44 at the corner of Pioneer Trail (S. Of Rt 422) Mantua, where funeral services will be Saturday July 2, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. Following cremation, Cora’s final resting place will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township. In lieu of flowers, a memorial tree in Cora’s memory is suggested to be planted at Sunnylake Park in Aurora.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Dec 2003

EDYTHE JOHNSON

Edythe M. Johnson, 77, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Clinton G. and Ina N. Hannah. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and received an associate degree in business from Mountain State Business College, Parkersburg. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, New Martinsville, and American Legion Post 120 Auxiliary, Hundred. She was active as a 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher and PTA leader for many years in Hundred. She was a sponsor of Children International, presently supporting a young girl, Catherine D. Tamares, of South America.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen Longwell of Hundred and Terra Mauro of Peters Township, Pa.; two brothers, Argle Hannah of Parkersburg and Robert Hannah of Grantsville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five nieces of nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, George A. Johnson, and one sister, Virginia Lee Hannah.

Funeral mass was held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, celebrant Rev. Leo B. Lydon of Clarksburg and Rev. Dave Schmidt of Spencer. Burial was in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 05 June 2003

ELEANOR JOHNSON

Eleanor Delores Bower Johnson, 83, of Vienna, died on Saturday, May 31, 2003, at home.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late William Warder and Bessie L. Riggs Bower. She was a 1940 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was employed by Glenn L. Martin Aircraft, Baltimore, Md., prior to her marriage on July 29, 1943. She had attended Wayside United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Morford Johnson; three daughters, Sherry Lyn Keith of Washington and twins Suzanne J. Kirby of Vienna and Salliliee Radabaugh of Greenville, N.C.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Terry Holley and Rev. Frank Miller officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 October 2000

EVA JOHNSON (Obituary from 1894)

Eva M. Johnson, daughter of A.R. and Mollie Johnson, was born Mar. 30, 1893, died of whooping cough Oct. 30, 1894, and was interred at Huffman Cemetery on Oct. 31. Her death cast a gloom over a doting family. The little prattle that gladdened the happy home is hushed in death. No more her little song, "Jesus Receive Us, We Are Little Lambs," will be heard when being rocked to sleep, for she has gone to live with Jesus, and to be his forever more. Little Eva was a precocious child, and her loss is a sad blow to her family, but the hope that she lives again and that they can go to her should give comfort and consolation. We trust, that when the affairs of this life are closed, that her parents and brothers may be as ready to enter upon the joys of "our Lord" as was darling Eva.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2003

GEORGE JOHNSON

George A. Johnson, 73, of Grantsville, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Glenn and Thelma Johnson. A 1948 graduate of Calhoun County High School, he received an AB degree in education from Glenville State College in 1959 and a masters degree from West Virginia University in 1962. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-54 as a Staff Sgt. and, a paratrooper in the 101st Airboume Division. He was a member of American Legion Post 120, Hundred, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, New Martinsville. After teaching and coaching at Hundred for nine years, he joined the Wetzel County Board of Education administrative staff, holding several positions before retiring in 1986 after eight years as superintendent of Wetzel County Schools.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Edythe; two daughters, Karen Longwell of Hundred and Terra Mauro of Peters Township, Pa.; one sister, Virginia of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one nephew; and two nieces.

Funeral mass will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, celebrated by Rev. Leo B. Lydon of Clarksburg. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grants­ville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of West Virginia and Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital House Calls/Hospice of Parkersburg. (Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2000

HAROLD JOHNSON

Harold O. Johnson, 74, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Clark and Ada Hayhurst Johnson. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a paratrooper in the European Theatre. He was a pipefitter and member of Union Local 798 for over 50 years. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Marge Johnson; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Russ Ferrell of Big Springs; two brothers, Joe Johnson and Mike Johnson, both of Grantsville; one granddaughter, Ruscee Ann Ferrell; and one grandson, Josh Ryan Ferrell.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Forest Johnson and Olin Johnson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 Aug 2003

HELEN 'Marie' JOHNSON

Helen M. "Marie" Johnson, 71, of Minerva, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, in Winona, Ohio, at the home of Elmer Stamp, longtime companion.

She was born in Bear Fork, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late French and Estie Cottrill Cottrell.

Surviving are three sons, Ronald Murray of Cape Vincent, N.Y., Kenneth Murray of Three Miles Bay, N.Y., and Joseph Johnson of East Rochester, Ohio; one step-daughter, Patricia Leach of East Moline, Ill.; one sister, Hannie Lane of Nicut; one brother, Roosevelt Cottrell of Morgantown; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, including David Simmons of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Murray, who died Oct. 15, 1950; her second husband, Joseph Johnson, who died Oct. 25, 1979; one step-daughter, Felicia Callahan; five sisters, Dorothy Lasha, Irene Friend, Lorene Bly, Ranie Kyer and Flossie Simmons; and three brothers, Randolph, Raymond and Bid Cottrell.

Services were held at Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home, Minerva. Burial was in New Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chaumont, N.Y.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2006

HERBERT DALE JOHNSON

Herbert Dale Johnson, 84, of Berea, Ohio, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at home.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of the late Karl and Lula Hayhurst Johnson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Allen Johnson; five children, Arnette Creager, David Mahaney, Perry Mahaney, Teresa Barkley and Dale Cummins; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Jacob Johnson, and one sister, Genevieve Ullery.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home, Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Graveside services will be held Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visiting hours were scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 September 2001

IRENE JOHNSON

Irene E. Johnson, 80, of Grantsville, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Jessie Myrtle Calhoun Cooper. She retired from B. F. Goodrich in 1986. She was in the Foster Grandmothers Program at Pleasant Hill Elementary and was a Methodist.

Surviving are three sons, Donald W. Johnson and wife Helen, Lewis Johnson and Mary P. Johnson and wife Robecca, all of Grantsville; one daughter, Phyllis J. Malona and husband Jerry of Grantsville; two brothers, Harold Cooper of Newark, Ohio, and Ritchie Cooper of Elizabeth; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Okey Johnson; one son, Charles E. Johnson; and two brothers, Raleigh and Bernie Cooper.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Irene E. Johnson Memorial Fund for Victims of the World Trade Center Disaster, c/o Calhoun Banks, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 February 2007

IVA IRENE JOHNSON

Iva Irene Johnson, 96, of Bridgeport, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born at Douglas, the daughter of the late C. Amos and Anna Lamb Jarvis. She was a resident of Grantsville until 1990, when she went to live with a daughter. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Cecil Johnson of Vincent, Ohio; two daughters, Marie Cooper of Bridgeport and Donna Baker of Gassaway; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Clyde Johnson and by one son, Robert.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 April 2000

JOHNIE WAYNE JOHNSON

Johnie Wayne Johnson, 51, of Grantsville, died Friday, Apr. 21, 2000, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Willard and Opal Harris Johnson.

Surviving are five brothers, Howard Johnson of Grantsville, Emory Johnson of Paden City, Lee Johnson of Parkersburg, Denzil H. (John) Johnson of Walker and William D. Johnson of Vienna; and two sisters, Grace Dailey and Lila May Hughes, both of Parkersburg.

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

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Calhoun County Library.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 May 2005

LEE ‘Ox’ JOHNSON

Lee “Ox” Johnson, 68, of Washington, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Willard C. and Opal Harris Johnson. He graduated from Calhoun County High School as president of the Class of 1955. He played football and was awarded the alumni trophy for highest scholastic average for a letterman for two years, selected to first team All-Little Kanawha Conference, and was honorable mention All-State. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany. He retired from GE after 30 years of service as a chemist/safety supervisor. He also played football for the Berlin Bears in Germany, Marshall University and Salem College. He was a registered nurse and volunteer for many years for American Red Cross and was a member and served as president of Region 5 Emergency Medical Services board. He was a commissioner for Lubeck Water Dept. and belonged to several fraternal organizations.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Dawn Satterfield Johnson; four daughters, Linda Johnson of Parkersburg and Linnie Johnson, Luinna Sherwood and Larene Johnson, all of Washington; one granddaughter; two sisters, Lila May Hughes and Grace Dailey, both of Parkersburg; and five brothers, Ralph Johnson of Rich-wood, Denzil John Johnson of Walker, Emory Johnson of Paden City, Dave Johnson of Vienna and Howard Johnson of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Maxine, Claudena and Linnie, and three brothers, Wayne, Limer and Willard, Jr.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. John Powell officiating, with burial of cremated remains in Johnson Family Cemetery, Calhoun County, at the family’s convenience.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coach Wayne Underwood Memorial Museum, c/o Calhoun County Bank, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2007

LINDA GRACE JOHNSON

Linda Grace Johnson, 45, of The Plains, Ohio, died Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2007, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Dawn Satterfield Johnson and the late Lee "Ox" Johnson. She was a 1980 graduate of Parkersburg South High School. She served as the first female firefighter in Parkersburg and was an EMT and worked with the fire service for 26 years. She was a dispatcher for several law enforcement agencies and was president of the West Virginia chapter of the Association of Public Service Communications Officials.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Paul Schmittauer; one step-daughter, Katie Schmittauer; three sisters, Linnie Johnson, Luinna Sherwood and Larene "Sweet Pea" John-son, all of Washington; four uncles, Howard Johnson of Grantsville, John Johnson of Walker, Dave Johnson of Vienna and Emory Johnson of Paden City; three aunts, Lila Hughes and Grace Dailey, both of Parkersburg, and Linda Skaggs of Grand Junction, Colo.; and special friends, Dawn Stewart and Allen Holder.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sarah.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Ron Blevins officiating. Per her request, she will be cremated and private family services held at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" -12 March 1998

ROBERT K. JOHNSON

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.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2010

STEPHEN ANDREW JOHNSON

Stephen Andrew Johnson, 75, of Birch Tree, Mo., died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

He was born in Smethport, Pa., the son of Russell E. and Emily McCoy Johnson.

He attended University of Southern Colorado. He was a retired United States Air Force veteran, serving from Mar. 1953-Aug. 1964, including as crew chief/flight engineer on the DC-54, C-47, and DC-3. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Veterans.

Surviving are his wife, Reva Lena Murphy, whom he married on Feb. 14, 1997; two sons, Robin Johnson of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Wayne Johnson of Orma; two daughters, Pamela Johnson of San Diego, Calif., and Gail Johnson-Brown of McAllen, Tex.; one brother, Barry Johnson; one sister, Mary Anne Gallant; and four grandchildren, Philip and Nathan Darrow and Erik and Brady Johnson.

Services were held at Yarber Mortuary Chapel, Mountain View, Mo., with Robin Johnson officiating. Burial was in Veterans Cemetery, Mountain View.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 2 June 2005

WILMA JUNE AGATHA JARVIS

Wilma June Agatha Jarvis, 73, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Charleston General Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County and lived the past 13 years in Spencer with friends and family. She was the daughter of Lovey and John E. Sharp. She was a Christian.

Surviving are three sons, Ricky Gene Jarvis of Spencer, David Paul Jarvis of Savannah, Ga., and Kevin Lee Jarvis of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude J. Jarvis, in 1998, and two sons, Stephen C. Jarvis and Roger L. Jarvis.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2002

NOLA JOHNSTON

Nola M. (Butterball) Johnston, 50, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

She was the daughter of William H. Meadows of Pleasant Hill and Retta J. Richards of Mt. Zion. She was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jamie Johnston of Big Bend; one son, Ronnie Sidwell of Millstone; two daughters, Carla Sidwell of Arnoldsburg and Retta Harris of Richmond; two brothers, William Meadows and Johnnie Meadows, both of Parkersburg; one sister, Ada Smith of Parkersburg; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Danny Meadows.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating, and burial in Hunt, Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 04 November 2004

RUSSELL JOHNSON

Russell G. Johnson, 68, of Glenville, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at his home.

He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., the son of the late Russell G. Johnson, Sr., and Selvia Maude Gainer Johnson.

He was a former employee of National Bottle Co. and Diamond Glass, Vienna, with 32 years of service. He was a member of Moose Lodge #825, Sutton.

Surviving are his companion, Marty Sidwell, and two step­sons, John Young and Doug Winters, both of Vienna.

He was preceded in death by one son, Roger Johnson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2004

WILLIAM JACOB JOHNSON

William Jacob Johnson, 77, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at his home.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of the late Karl and Lula Hayhurst Johnson. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from General Motors Corp. with 30 years of service and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are one brother, Herbert Dale Johnson of Berea, Ohio; two nieces, Teresa Barkley of Kansas and Dale Cummins of Ohio; one step-niece, Arnette Mahaney Creager of Missouri; and two step-nephews, David Mahaney of Ohio and Perry Mahaney of Texas.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve Ullery.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2001

BOBBY JONES

Bobby G. Jones, 63, of Tanner Road, Glenville, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Webster County, the son of Thelma Adams Jones of Sand Fork and the late Virgil Jones, Sr. He was a heavy equipment operator and a self-employed timberman.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Nina Starcher Jones, and two sisters, Manoka Turner of Sand Fork and Rita Hardman of Marietta, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Jones, Jr., and one sister, Retha Fishel.

There were no services or visitation. Private burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 September 2008

BRIAN DOUGLAS JONES

Pastor Brian Douglas Jones, 60, of Wheeling, formerly of Chloe, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at his home.

He was born in New York, N.Y., the son of Bertrand J. and Walborga Obwaller Jones of Oakland, Calif.

He pastored Seventh-day Adventist churches in Wheeling and Weirton. He had served on the staff of the Amazing Facts radio program, spoke on the WWVA Sword of the Spirit radio program; and was author of six books. He pastored at several Seventh-day Adventist churches while residing at Chloe.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 19 years, Elizabeth A. Beard Jones; one daughter, Rebekah Stephanie Jones; and one brother, Bertrand B. Jones of Hedgesville.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, with Pastor Kingsley Whitsett officiating. Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Rebekah Jones Educational Scholarship Fund, c/o Mt. View Conference, 1400 Liberty St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 January 2003

DARL GLEN JONES

Darl Glen Jones, 47, of Statesville, N.C., formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Davis Regional Medical Center, Statesville.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harley and Rhoda Blanche Richards Jones.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Jones; two daughters, Tina Robbins and Melissa Richards, both of Statesville; three grandchildren, Timothy Nicholas, Tyler Robbins and Sierra Richards, all of Statesville; four sisters, Betty Jenkins and Shirley Taylor, both of Big Bend, Wanda Dye of North Carolina and Carol Ritchie of Georgia; and two brothers, Rusty Jones of Big Springs and Don Welch of Georgia.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Welch.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Joe Sealey officiating, and burial in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2007

DELORIS JEAN JONES

Deloris Jean Jones, 53, of Walker, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ford and Ruby Goodnight.

Surviving are four daughters, Janet Jones and Jade Butler, both of Walker, Connie Sutton of Williamstown and Stacie Willis of Waverly; five sisters, Sandra Arthur of Parkersburg, Helen Belt of Vienna, Patricia Metz of Kentucky, Diana Stevens of Elizabeth and Phyllis Mahan of Florida; five brothers, Gary Freed of Bro-hard, Roy Goodnight and Robert Goodnight, both of Parkersburg, Gerald Goodnight of Lubeck and Denzil Goodnight of Mineral Wells; seven grandchildren; and companion, Randy Elder.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Shirley Ray Goodnight.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2001

DOLLIE JONES

Dollie Woneda Jones, 71, of Pennsboro, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Clarksburg.

She was born near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Oma Dawson Bell. She was a homemaker and attended Apostolic Church, Harrisville.

Surviving are six sons, Jessie L., Ralph A. and Thurl W. Jones, all of Pennsboro, James O. Jones of St. Marys, Gail R. Jones of Mellin and Donald E. Jones of Grantsville; five daughters, Hazel M. Shepherd of Oak Hill, Martha Simmons and Brenda Jones, both of Pennsboro, Nancy Primm of Mahone and Wilma Keister of Greenwood; two brothers, Harold R. Bell of Big Springs and Russell Bell of Ravenna, Ohio; two sisters, Zelda Headley of Grantsville and Churl Lott of Ravenna; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie H. Jones; four brothers; five sisters; and two grandsons.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at First Apostolic Church, Pennsboro, with Rev. Frank Simmons officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 9 p.m., at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, and one hour prior to services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001 (Obituary from May 1976)

EARL JONES

Earl Jones, 68, of Athens, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.

Surviving are two brothers, Homer Jones of Arnoldsburg and David Jones of Athens, and one sister, Rosie Jones of Barboursville.

Services were held at Sand Ridge U.M. Church with Rev. Hobert Webb officiating. Burial was in Metz Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2007

ESTA MAE JONES

Esta Mae Siers Jones, 90, of Big Bend, died Friday, Mar. 2, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Charles David and Malissa Jane Cook Siers. She was a past worthy matron of Order of Eastern Star No. 73, 1987 Calhoun County Belle, Senior Citizens board member and retired from B.F. Goodrich. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church where she had served as clerk and in other positions.

Surviving are her husband, Jess Willard Jones of Big Bend; four daughters, Betty Yoak of Auburn, Carolyn Gragg of Williamstown, Jane Wingrove of Walker and Connie Boggs of Grantsville; one son, Charles Jones of Five Forks; one sister, Ruby G. Jones of Clarksburg; one brother, Olen Siers of Mt. Zion; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Ermine Siers, Ronsel Siers, Bernard Siers, Doy Siers and Holden Siers.

Services were held at Prosperity Baptist Church. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 Sep 2003

EULETA MAE JONES

Euleta Mae Ireland Jones, 86, of Grantsville, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Smithburg, Doddridge County, the daughter of the late Otis W. and Faye Davis Ireland and Lora Alfred Ireland, step-mother.

Surviving are five sons, Bill Jones and John Jones, both of Grantsville, Paul Jones of Davisville and Nick Jones and Junior Jones, both of Big Bend; six daughters, Sharon Stull of Massillon, Ohio, Mary Bowe, Judy Westfall and Kookie Harris, all of Grantsville, Charlotte Robinson of Parkersburg and Debbie Goodwin of Weston; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Potter and Carol Crislip, both of Weston; and one brother, James Ireland of Vadis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Jones; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elda Ireland.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Dave Johnson officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2000

EVERETT JONES

Everett C. Jones, 65, of Grantsville, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was the son of Howard S. and Bertha Deems Jones. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1959 and was an aircraft mechanic instructor. He was a former employee of FMC, Parkersburg, and retired from Calhoun County Board of Education maintenance department with 21 years of service. He played country and bluegrass music and was a well-known fiddle player.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Carol Margaret Duskey Jones; two daughters, Debra Lynn Smith of Arnoldsburg and Brenda Kay McCumbers of Nicut; one son, Bruce Allen Jones of Big Springs; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Jesse W. Jones of Five Forks and Chester Lee Jones of Grantsville; and two sisters, Mildred G. Campbell of Grantsville and Freda Mae Twoey of Burton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Clifford, Harley, Troy, Franklin and Bennie Jones; two sisters, Ruth Elder and Virginia Southwell; and several nieces and nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 February 2003

FRANKLIN JONES

Franklin D. "Rocky" Jones, 68, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, following a pedestrian accident.

He was born in Calhoun County and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Porch Club.

Graveside services were held in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens with Rev. William K. Matheny, Jr., and Rev. Jon Lands officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2007

GARY RAY TAYLOR JONES

Gary Ray Taylor Jones, 67, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at OSU James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Madaline Goodnight Taylor and the grandson of the late Dora Mathess Goodnight, who raised him. He was a 1957 graduate of Harrisville High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He worked at American Viscose and retired from G.E. Plastics with 32 years of service. He was a member of Kanawha United Methodist Church for 32 years and attended Red Hill and Murphytown U.M. churches, where his wife serves as pastor.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Rev. Sue Jones; two daughters, Teresa Wade and Carrie Pennybacker, both of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Douglas Taylor and Rodney Taylor, both of Big Bend, Harry Taylor of Grantsville and Dexter Taylor of Big Springs; and three sisters, Shelia Sims of Big Bend, Martha Newell of Grantsville and Kathy Richards of Big Springs.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie and Perry Taylor, and step-father, Virgil Taylor.

Services were held at Kanawha U.M. Church with Rev. Scott Sears and Rev. Jamie Sprague officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 March 2002

GEORGIA ESTHER JONES

Georgia Esther Jones, 94, a resident of Pennsylvania Memorial Home, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in Brookville Hospital, Pa.

She was born in Cremo, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Dora Gorby Husk. She was a homemaker and a member of Free Methodist Church, Clarion, Pa.

Surviving are one son, Howard A. Jones of Summerville, Pa.; two sisters, Nellie Hughes of Parkersburg and Icy Morris of Elyria, Ohio; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Elmer Jones, in 1977; two sons, Raymond E. and William O. "Bill" Jones; three sisters, Goldia Smith, Virgin Sampson and Ida Starcher; three brothers, Ellis, Roy and William Husk; three nephews; and one niece.

Services were held at Goble Funeral Home, Clarion. Burial was in Pisgah, Cemetery, Corsica, Pa.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 May 2001

HARLEY JONES

Harley C. Jones, 87, of Leading Creek, died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2001, at his residence.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late John and Samantha Mae Kerby Jones Eagle. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942-1945. He was retired from Ford Motor Co., Cleveland, Ohio, and was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Rhoda B. Richards Jones; two sons and daughters-in-law, Darl and Carol Jones of Statesville, N.C., and Russell and Vicki Jones of Big Springs; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Douglas Taylor and Betty and Eddie Jenkins, all of Big Bend, and Wanda and Keith Dye of Midland, N.C.: one step-son and wife, Don and Lula Welch of Macon, Ga.; one step-daughter and husband, Carol and Thomas Ritchie of Macon; two brothers, Lee Jones of Big Bend and Willard Jones of Corning, Calif.; three sisters, Alice Richards and Mary Jones, both of Big Bend, and Alma Lanham of Grantsville; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one step-son, William F. (Bill) Welch, and one granddaughter, Debra Taylor Fowler.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m.; at Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating, and burial in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 November 2000

HELEN JONES

Helen O. Jones, 66, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Pine View Health Care Center, Harrisville.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie Ferrell Williams.

Surviving are one son, George Foster Jones of Debulon, N.C.; one sister, Olive Richards of Big Springs; and one brother, Robert Williams of Cleveland, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Foster Williams.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 April 2008

JAMES JONES

James E. Jones, 77, of Harrisville, died Saturday, Apr. 5, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in Freed, the son of the late Pearl and Stella Jones.

He was an industrial painter and had worked out of Painters Local Union 867, AFL-CIO, Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary Frances Jones; five daughters, Judy D'Apice of Euclid, Ohio, Tina Mullins of Spring, Tex., Marie Hearne of Corsicana, Tex., Lisa Moore of Charlotte, N.C., and Liz McNiel of Charlotte; one son, David Jones of Wickliffe, Ohio; five brothers, Mac Jones and Ivan Jones, both of Brohard, Herschel Jones of Big Springs and Lester Jones and Danny Jones, both of Smithville; two sisters, Maxine Goodnight of Macfarlan and Gracie Ayers of Smithville; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Jones; two sisters, Ada Billy and Betty Able; and one grandson, Bobby Merrill.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating, and burial in Chevauxdefrise Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna, Ohio "Record Courier" - June 11, 2008

JAMES PEARL JONES

James Pearl Jones, age 95 of Ravenna, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Born June 8, 1913, in Calhoun County, West Virginia, a son of the late Talbert and Landora (Kirby) Jones. James retired from Darwal Furniture in Ravenna after nearly 40 years of service.

Survivors include his children: Hazel Greer of Alabama; Dolly Smith of Rootstown, Rose Riddle of Ravenna, Shirley Vanderpool of Ravenna, Michael Jones of Ravenna; also survived by 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, many nieces and nephews including Gloria Klee of Mantua.

He was preceded in death by his wife Beulah (Hamrick) Jones, his sons Charles Eugene Smith and David Jones, and his daughter Maxine McCluskey.

Friends will be received Saturday from 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM funeral service at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Park.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 June 2009

JESS WILLARD JONES

Jess Willard Jones, 91, of Big Bend, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at his home.

He was the son of the late Howard Jones and Bertha Deems Jones Wilson.

He was a World War II veteran and self-appointed "Mayor of Five Forks." He was a musician and a member of Prosperity Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Betty Yoak of Auburn, Carolyn Gragg of Williamstown, Jane Wingrove of Walker and Connie Boggs of Grantsville; one son, Charles Jones of Five Forks; 10 grandchildren, Curtis Yoak, Elizabeth Osborne, Nick Yoak, Rich and Joseph Jones, Christy Gragg, Malena Seese, Jesse and Jonathan Wingrove and Jennifer Boggs; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester Jones; and two sisters, Freda Twoey and Mildred Campbell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esta Mae Siers Jones; six brothers, Bennie, Everett, Frank, Harley, Troy and Clifford Jones; and two sisters, Ruth Elder and Virgie Southhall.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Prosperity Baptist Church, with Rev. Ken Heiney and Rev. Jim Epling officiating. Burial will be in Saunders Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening (time not announced) at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2000

(reprint from April 1974)

JOHN JONES

John W. Jones, 10, of Big Bend, was killed on Saturday, Apr. 13, 1974, when the bicycle he was riding collided with a truck on Rt. 5 near his home.

He was the son of John and Rosemary Jones of Big Bend. He was a fourth grade student at Brooksville Elementary and was a member of 4-H and Little League.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are four brothers, Vernon and Mike Walker and Tommy Jones, all at home, and Edward Walker of Big Bend; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Homer Jones of Big Bend; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jones of Grantsville.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002

JUDY JONES

Judy A. Jones, 54, of Millstone, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, after a battle with cancer.

She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Wand Swisher McGuire of MacFarlan. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Jerry; two sons, Jerry Dewayne Jones at home and Kenny and wife Carol of Ravenswood; one daughter, Beverly and husband Charles Metz of Millstone; one granddaughter, Emily Metz; one sister, Mary Tichnell of MacFarlan; and one brother, Harold McGuire of Harrisville.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor James Johnson officiating. Burial was in Swisher Family Cemetery, Cisco. Donations may be made toward medical and funeral expenses to Jerry Jones, HC 89, Box 410, Millstone, WV 25261.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 Feb 2004

KAREN JONES

Karen Jones, 62, of Brohard, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

Surviving are her husband, Harry (Mack) Jones of Brohard; her mother, Blanche Bell; three sons, James Jones of Big Springs and David Jones and Scott Jones, both of Elizabeth; three daughters, Brenda Sinnett and Debra Richards, both of Brohard, and Pam Buck of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Cecil Bell; one brother, Michael Burkett; and two sisters, Dorothy and Sherry Bell.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Richard Metheney officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 October 2001

KAYLEE LYNN JONES

Kaylee Lynn Jones, 2, of Big Bend, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, following an accident.

She was the daughter of Kristin Jones of big Bend and Jason Winnell of Ripley.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her step-mother, Michelle Winnell of Ripley; maternal grandparents, Nick and Terry Jones of Big Bend; paternal grandparents, Bud and Linda Winnell of Palestine; one step-sister, Cayla Smith of Ripley; two special cousins, Tea Boatright and Caleb Schoolcraft, both of Big Bend; and aunt Nikki Boatright of Big Bend.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Walter Jones and Buck Harris.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m., with Rev. William D. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Big Bend Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


LORINE DAWSON JONES

82, of Garden Grove Calif., formerly of Coolville, Ohio died July 23,2001 at UCI Medical Center in Orange County, California.

She was born August 26,1918, in Brohard, Ritchie County.

She is survived by two daughters and son-in-laws, Velma and Rudy Alverado and Ethel Marie and Howard Ogden all of Californian; two sons and daughter-in-law , Tony and Shirley Jones of Tuppers Plains Ohio, and Junior and Gail Jones of Little Hocking; nine grandchildren; 15 Great -Grandchildren; and two great great Grand-Grandchildren.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, Curtis Jones; a daughter Eliza Jane Meriwether; and her mother Albertie Dawson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday July 28, 2001 at the Stump Funeral Home of Grantsville. Friends may call one hour prior to service. Burial will be at the Good night Cemetery in Calhoun County.

(Steven Mayo)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2000
(reprint from March 1964)

PEARL JONES

Pearl Jones, 66, of Freed, died Mar. 11, 1964, in Calhoun General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Willis and Eliza Jones.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Jones; four daughters, Ada Billy of Cleveland, Ohio, Betty Abel of Burton, Ohio, and Maxine Goodnight and Gracy Jones, both of Brohard; six sons, James Jones of Mentor, Ohio, Ivan and Lestere jones, both of Cleveland, Hary and Danny Jones, both of Brohard, and Hershel Jones of medina, Ohio; four brothers, Curt and Willie Jones, both of Cleveland, and Harley and Hosey Jones, both of Brohard.

Services were held at Hoy Chapel Church, with Rev. Wade Simons officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 February 2009

RANDALL JONES

Randall C. Jones, 65, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after a battle with cancer.

He was born in Weston, the son of the late Adren and Freeda Jones of Glenville.

He graduated from Glenville High School and obtained a BS degree in agronomy from West Virginia University. He retired after 37 years of service with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, formerly Soil Conservation Service. He worked as a district conservationist in the Grantsville and Glenville field offices from 1971 to Jan. 1, 2003. He was a 4-H leader, camp counselor, shooting sports instructor, 4-H All-Star and a member of the W.Va. 4-H Hall of Fame. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Sue Jones, whom he married June 10, 1967; one daughter, Shannon Jones Johnson of Elkins; two sisters, Wandalene Drake of Glenville and Tonabell Turner of Newark; one brother, Lyndall Jones of Mineral Wells; numerous nieces and nephews; and Abigail, a pet miniature schnauzer.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Deronda Rickman and Wilodene Currence, and one brother, Raymel Jones of West Union.

He will be cremated and his ashes distributed by his immediate family. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. and a memorial service, conducted by Rev. Rick Swearengin, on Saturday, Feb 21, at 1 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 November 2001

RHODA BLANCHE JONES

Rhoda Blanche Jones, 86, of Leading Creek, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at her home.

She was born on Yellow Creek, the daughter of the late Arthur Bailey (Doc) Richards and Indiana Taylor Richards. She was a housewife.

Surviving are four daughters, Shirley Taylor and husband Douglas and Betty Jenkins and husband Eddie, all of Big Bend, Wanda Dye and husband Keith of Midland, N.C., and Carol Ritchie and husband Tommy of Hawkinsville, Ga.; three sons, Darl Jones and wife Carol of Statesville, N.C., Russell Jones and wife Vickie of Big Springs and Donald Welch and wife Lola of Macon, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Fumiko Welch of Mt. Zion; 19 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 20 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Welch; her second husband, Harley Jones, Apr. 28, 2001; one son, William F. "Bill" Welch; two granddaughters, including Debra Taylor Fowler; six sisters, Minnie Eagle, Eliza Jane Wilson, Dessie Goodnight, and Alma, Thelma and Opal, who died in infancy; and five brothers, Willard and Lester Richards, and Oakie, Carl and Kenneth, who died in infancy. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 July 2008

RUBY GAE SIERS JONES

Ruby Gae Siers Jones, 85, of Grantsville, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the home of her daughter in Clarksburg.

She was born on Sears Run, Minnora, the daughter of the late Charles and Melissa Cook Siers.

Surviving are two sons, Bobby D. Jones of Fairmont and Johnny D. Jones and wife Gloria of Grantsville; one daughter, Cathy S. Jones and husband Steve Nicholson of Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Amy E. Whited, Tonya L. Carnes, Marvin J. Jones and Bernard D. Jones; three step-grandchildren, Steve Whited, Kelly Disena and Shana Nicholson; three great-grandchildren, Brandon Derek, Alisa Jones and Cassie Jones; and one brother, Olin Siers of Mt. Zion.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Bennie D. Jones, on Nov. 12, 1994; one sister, Esta Jones; and five brothers, Ermine, Holden, Ronzel, Doy and Bernard Siers.

ervices were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery on Leading Creek, Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2000
(reprint from August 1990)

STELLA JONES

Stella M. Jones, 77, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1990, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George Albert Wilsox [Error - Born to Albert Franklin Wilcox.]and Carrie Jean Bell Wilcox. She was a member of Hoy Chapel United Brethern Church, Big Springs. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Ada Billy of East Lake, Ohio, Maxine Goodnight of Macfarlan and Gracie Ayers of Pullman; six sons, James Jones of Pullman, Harry M. Jones and Ivan E. Jones, both of Brohard, and Hershel H. Jones, Lester L. Jones and Danny P. Jones, all of Big Springs; 43 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pearl John Jones, in 1964; one daughter, Betty Jean Able, in 1987; and one grandson, Larry Jones, in 1988.

Services were held at Hoy Chapel Church, with Lawson Whipkey officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, near Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 January 2006

THELMA LOURENA JONES

Thelma Lourena Jones, 90, of Sand Fork, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Ethnie Adams and Bertha Queen.

Surviving are two daughters, Manoka D. Turner of Sand Fork, with whom she lived, and Rita Jones Hardman of Marietta, Ohio; one brother, Myron Adams of Brookville, Ohio; one sister, Alta Hammon of Wadsworth, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-­grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Jones, whom she married on Nov. 15, 1932; two sons; one daughter; one granddaughter; four brothers; and six sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001 (Obituary from 1976)

VESTA JONES

Vesta Jones, 71, of Big Springs, died Monday, Apr. 26, at her home.

She was born in Harrison County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Fortney Jones. She was a former employee of Hallie Brothers Dept. Store, Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are husband, Willie T. Jones; three sons, Carl Heinzman of Big Springs and Archie and Philip Heinzman of Cleveland; one daughter, Betty Alley of Cleveland; two step-daughters, Lillian Hicks and Mary C. Jones of Belle Gardens, Calif.; 25 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, Apr. 29, at Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Edward Borning officiating. Burial will be in Goodnight Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 March 2008

WILLIAM JONES

William G. Jones, 72, of Rockport, died Sunday, Mar. 23, 2008.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Merl and Ervin Jones.

He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an employee of C.H. Heist for 32 years and a member of Painters Local 1144.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Norma "Jeanie" Jones; three daughters, Penny Jones, Peggy Kendall and Sharyn Tallman; several grandchildren; two sisters, Bernadine Stephens and Ernestine Dulany; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy Jones and Thurl Lance, and one sister, Eleanor Casto.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown.

(Larry Heffner)


WILLIE "Tony" JONES - (PHOTO)

Willie "Tony" Jones, 64, of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, died Sunday, December 15, 2002 in Pomeroy Ohio.

He was born in Freed, West Virginia., a son of the late Curtis & Lorine Dawson Jones. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Reedsville Fellowship Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shirley Ann Stover Jones: three daughters and son-in-laws, Diana (Jones) Mayo and Steven Mayo of Vienna, WV, Connie (Jones) & John Rankin of Tuppers Plains, Ohio and Judy (Jones) and Dennis Garrett of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and one Adopted Son, Willie; one brother Junior Jones of Little Hocking, Ohio; two sisters Velma & Marie of California; five grand children; Jeremy Cowdery of Newark, Ohio & Bryan Cowdery of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Jeff Rankin, David Rankin & Mary Rankin all of Tuppers Plains, Ohio; two Great Grand Children; Tyler & Alexus Cowdery of Newark, Ohio; and several nieces and Nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was proceded in death by one sister, Eliza Jane Meriweather.

Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Reedsville Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, Reedsville, Ohio, Paster Theresa Waldeck and Paster Linda Kuhn officiating.

In lieu of the memorial, donations may be made in the memory of Tony Jones to the Reedsville Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 68, Reedsville, Ohio 45772.

White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville Ohio is in charge of arrangement.

(Diana Jones Mayo)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

GEORGIA CONNALLY JORDAN

Georgia Connally Jordan, 84, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Gold City Convalescent Home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Geoffrey and Sarah Siers Connally.

She was a homemaker and a member of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Robinson of Dawsonville, Ga., and Pattee Taylor of Cottageville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jack Jordan.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Steve Inman officiating, and burial in Jackson County Memory Gardens. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 December 2006

JOANN PARKS JORDAN

Joann Parks Jordan, 73, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at Otterbein Portage Valley, Pemberville, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Oren and Maxine Parks. She was retired and worked part-time at Pemberville IGA.

Surviving are her husband, Paul Jordan; five children of Pemberville; one step-daughter, Judy Meadows and husband Roger of Annamoriah; one brother, Lawrence (Bud) Parks and wife Betty; and four sisters, Kathryn Walker and husband Irvin, Donna Newell and husband Jack, Marie Blair and husband Jim, and Betty Walker and husband On, all of Big Bend.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Bell; one brother, Dale Parks and his infant twin sister; one nephew, David Walker; one niece, Terry Parks; and one great-nephew, Jordan Blair.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Big Bend, with Rev. Jerry Cottrell officiating, and burial in Big Bend Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2007

SHIRLEY JUNE JORDAN

Shirley June Jordan, 62, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Thomas Denver and Gladys Godfrey Hopkins. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Harry L. Jordan; three sons, Duane Jordan of Torch, Ohio, Keith Jordan of Williamstown and Roderick Jordan of Belpre; one daughter, Deborah Schmitt of Beverly, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; four sisters, Vonda Todd of Columbus, Ohio, Barbara Stewart and Katherine Masters, both of Belpre, and Joann Welch of Cutler, Ohio; one brother, Thomas Hopkins of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre. Burial was in Ladd Cemetery, Little Hocking, Ohio..

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2007

JACKIE JUSTICE

Jackie L. Justice, 66, of Louisville, Ohio, formerly of Chloe, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at Akron City Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Brooks and Juanita Adams Justice. He was a retired machine operator for Goodyear Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Mozelle Green Justice; two sons, Jarret Lee Justice of Spencer and Jamie Justice of Louisville; one sister, Pat Murphy of Chloe; and four grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002

JACQUELINE JUSTUS

Jacqueline Justus, 51, of Cox's Mill, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Western Pennsylvania Hospital Burn Trauma Unit, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Virgil B. and Marguerite Jones Queen. She was a member of Leading Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Michael Justus; her former husband, Clark Wilson; one son, Robert Wilson of Glenville; two sisters, Sharon Jean Eakle of Fairmont and Dorothy Lea Hamrick of Glenville; three aunts and uncles; two nieces; and one nephew.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Mt. Liberty Cemetery, Tanner.

(Larry Heffner)


STELLA JUSTICE

Stella "Nelle" Justice (nee Douglas) was born Dec. 5, 1925, and passed away June 12, 2002.

Nelle was born in Milo, W. Va., and came to Akron after graduating from Calhoun County High School in 1943. She was an original "Rosie the Riveter," working on fighter planes at Goodyear Aircraft. Next, she was employed in the printing business of Lindsay Lithograph Co. for 17 years. She then worked for the General Tire print shop until retirement. Nelle made a mark on many lives: her parents, siblings, co-workers, and friends. She put a lot of effort into a long and productive work life and left much in evidence.

Nelle was preceded in death by her husband, Burnell Justice; her parents, Albert and Ina Douglas; sisters, Vesta Ellison and Pearl Burner; brothers, Roscoe Hunt, Otto Hunt, Harry Douglas, and Nelson Douglas. Surviving her are sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Harry Hanna; sister, Ruth Boggs; brother, Nolan Douglas; brother and sister-in-law, William and Joyce Douglas; and special friend during her illness, Lois Starcher. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Nelle will be sadly missed by her family and friends, particularly those at Akron Airport Post 8975 V.F.W.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. FRIDAY at the Billows FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., with Rev. Joe Frank officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home TODAY from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

(Billows FAIRLAWN Chapel, 330-867-4141.)

Published in the Akron Beacon Journal on 6/13/2002.

(Rhonda Keith)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 Apr 2004

THOMAS HAROLD JUSTICE

Thomas Harold Justice, 59, of Grantsville, died Friday, Apr. 16, 2004, after a short battle with cancer.

He was the son of Harold and Margarette Justice of Cedar Grove and was a 1963 graduate of Wirt County High School. He retired from Goodrich Corp. in 2002 after 32 years of service. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, serving as chairman of the Board of Christian Education. He had taught Sunday School, served as a Deacon, sang in the choir and spoke in churches as a layperson. He was a Class One Umpire for softball and baseball, and a member of Little Kanawha Umpiring Board where he served as secretary and previously as president. He was a member and former officer of Bee Creek Hunting Club.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 37 years, Sherry Ross Justice; two sons, John Thomas and wife Christy of Parkersburg and Joseph Todd Justice and fiancee Lori Drybala of West Chester, Pa.; special family friend and caregiver, Gina Yancey; two brothers Alan (Tony) Justice of Parkersburg and Jack Justice of Belton, Tex.; and three sisters, Lena Ruth Bowen of Claremont, Calif., Jeanie Clary of Troy, Tex., and Jill Keener of Temple, Tex.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Pastor Jim Skedel and Pastor Bill Law officiating. Burial was in King of Peace Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


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