"K" Obituaries   
 

The Marietta Times, Tuesday, March 21, 1967, pg 2

Howard Ellsworth Kaneff

Howard Ellsworth Kaneff, 72, of 15324 LIncoln Dr. Leasure City. Fla. died at 4:30 a.m. today after an extended illness. He was a life resident of Washington County until he moved to Florida several years ago.

He was born Oct 2, 1895 in Marietta, a son of the late Charles Wesley and Sarah Dunbar Kaneff. On May 18, 1921 he was married to Jennie Kathryn Hagan, who died Jan 28, 1930.

Four daughters of this marriage survive, Mrs Robert Mills, Mrs Paul Goodwill, and Mrs Gilbert E. Shears Jr., all of Marietta, and Mrs Paul Nesper J. of Muncie, Ind.. One son Robert is desceased.

On April 29, 1933, Mr. Kaneff was married to Olive Marie Stallman, who survives with three daughters, Mrs Richard R. Biehl of Marietta, Miss Judy Karneff of Flint, Mich. and Barbara Kaneff of the family home. There are 10 grandchildren.

Three brothers survive, David, Walter, and Arthru Kaneff all of Marietta and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr Kaneff was a member of First Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I, having served overseas in France.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will be recieved by Doudna & McClure Funeral Home.

(Franklin Sampson)


The Marietta Times - Sat. & Sun. Dec 23 & 24 1989, pg A2

Olive Marie Stallman Kaneff

Olive Marie Stallman Kaneff, 79, Leisure City, Fla. died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 in the James Archer Hospital in Homestead, Fla.

She was born Nov. 17, 1910 in Grantsville, W.Va.

On April 29, 1933 she was married to Howard E. Kaneff, who died March 21, 1967.

Three daughters survive; Judith Kaneff of the home, Mrs David Ratner of Marietta, Ga. and Mrs Meredith Spikes of Bellevue, Texas; four step daughters, Mrs Robert Mills, Mrs Gilbert Shears, and Mrs Dorothy Goodwill all of Marietta and Mrs Paul Nesper of Muncie, Ind.; 12 grandchildren.

Services were held Friday at the Branam Funeral Home in Homestead. Committal services will be held at East Lawn Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Donald Shuler officiating. McClure-Schafer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Parkersburg News" - May 27, 1974

JAMES O. KEENAN

James O. Keenan, 74, of 609 Lulu St., died yesterday afternoon in Worthington Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born in Jackson County, he was a son of the late Joseph V. and Effie May Shannon Keenan. He had been employed by Leavitt and Co. for 34 years until his retirement in 1964. He was active in hunting and sportman circles and was a former member of the Butcher Hill Hunt Club.

Survivors include his wife, Ella Blanche Grimm Keenan; one brother, Gary Keenan of Parkersburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Leavitt Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

(Beth Campbell Stemple)


LOUISE KEENER

The Times Record/Roane County Reporter, Thursday, 19 March 1964, pg 12

Services were held Saturday afternoon at the Orma Methodist Church for Mrs Louise Keener, 79, of Orma, who died March 7, in Sheppard Nursing Home in Ellensboro after a long illness. the rev. Kenneth Cruickshank officiated, followed by burial in *Lower Big Run Cemetery.

She was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County and a member of the Baptist Temple of Ravenna, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband Ira ( sic; Ora) ; three daughters, Mrs Cora White of Ravenna, Mrs Nellie Sampson of Massillon, Ohio, and Miss Anna Booher of Spencer

Note: Louise was preceded in death by her first husband William Franklin Booher, 2 sons, Sherley Booher and Rex Booher, and 3 daughters, Mrs Roxy Butler, Flora Booher, Dora Booher, and May Booher

Louise is the daughter of Winfield Scott Bailey and Elizabeth Jane Hicks.

* Lower Big Run Cemetery is now known as Booher Cemetery No 1

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 July 2004

REV. LEROY KEENEY

Rev. Dr. LeRoy M. Keeney, 83, of St. Albans, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004.

He was retired pastor of Highlawn Baptist Church, St., Albans, having served from 1949-1986. After retirement, he served as interim minister for First Baptist Church, Dunbar, Main Street, Baptist Church, Point Pleasant, and Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston.

He graduated from Charleston High School, attended Alderson-Broaddus College and received a bachelor of arts degree from Morris Harvey College in 1943. He graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1946 and was awarded an honor­ary Doctor of Divinity degree from Alderson-Broaddus in 1973 and served as a member of its board of trustees for over 10 years. He served over 25 years as president of West Virginia Baptist Education Society and was a founder of St. Albans Ministerial Association and served as its president. He was a member of St. Albans Rotary Club, chairman of the first committee to develop Parchment Valley Conference Center, and was a volunteer chaplain at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Theresa Knapp Keeney; one daughter, Rebecca Palmer of Charleston; one son, Stanley Keeney of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Wirt Harmon of Paris, Tenn.

Services were held at Highlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Joe, Hyde and Rev. Cyril Johnson officiating. Burial was in Sunset, Memorial Park, South Charleston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001

ELIZABETH KEFFER

Elizabeth N. Keffer, 77, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late James A. and Emma Webb Keffer. She worked at Ohio Valley Nursing Home for 10 years as a nurse's aide and was a member of Epling Baptist Church, Roane County.

Surviving are one daughter, Karen Richards of Marathon, Fla.; one son, James M. Keffer of Vienna; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Esther Parsons of Mt. Zion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Keffer, and several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatum Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Joe Law officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Roane County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2006

BARBARA KEIRNS

Barbara J. Starcher Keirns, 68, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late Otis and Ethel Underwood. She retired from Edwin Shaw Hospital with over 20 years of service.

Surviving are her second husband, Dale Keirns; one son, Roy Starcher; four daughters, Kathy Taylor, Robin Larrick, Sandy Monk and Teresa Starcher; four step-children, Karen Connell, Dale Keirns, Jr., Kimberly LaMay, and Randy Keirns; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four step-great­-grandchildren; and two sisters, Gloria and Joyce.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Starcher of Calhoun County, in 1994; three brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Jeff Gindlesberger officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 Nov 2003

GILBERT KEITH

Gilbert J. Keith, 83, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Gilbert Keith and Bessie Cunningham Keith Figg. He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a carpenter and farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Brannon Keith; one daughter, Sue Ann Miller; two sons, John G. Keith and Theodore J. Keith; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grand-child; one aunt, Madge Huber, with whom he resided during most of his early life; two cousins, James Huber and Shirley Mehl; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Frances Keith; one son, David Keith; and one sister, Ora Heckert.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2000

JAMES HENRY KEITH

James Henry Keith, 86, of Ashland City, Tenn., died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Maury and Minnie Keith. He retired from Ford Glass Plant in 1975.

Surviving are one son, David Keith of Nashville; one daughter, Linda Norcutt of Old Hickory, Tenn.; four sisters, Lalah Knotts of Arnoldsburg, Marjorie Rhodes of Washington, D. C., Isabel Arnold of Elizabeth, and Oleta Tomey of Tanner; one brother, Lowell (Bud) Keith of Dearborn, Mich.; six grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Conrad Keith; one infant brother, Taylor; and one sister, Mapel Hopson.

Services were held at Phillips Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. Susan Speith officiating. Burial was in Nashville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 August 2000
(reprint from December 1989)

ELMAR KELLAR

Elmar Kellar, 79, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 1989, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Commodore "Dick" and Dora Starcher Kellar. He was a retired oil field worker and was a member of Grantsville Apostolic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Kellar six daughters, Mildren Floyd of Martinez, Calif., Leona Hartley of Vienna, Geraldine Hardman of Parkersburg, Katherine Cratty and Emma Risinger, both of Parker, Pa., and Helen McIntyre of Big Bend; one brother, Donald Kellar of Brohard; two sisters, Edith Deweese and Dorothy Finch, both of Carthing, Ind.; 24 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 May 2002

LINDA KELLAR

Linda Kellar, 55, of Big Bend, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of Lee and Edith Jones.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Bud Kellar; one daughter, Karen Checkan; two sisters, Sharon Miller and Laura Marks; and one brother, Michael Myers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Wagoner officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 August 2000
(reprint from May 1944)

MARY ELLEN KELLAR

Mary Ellen Kellar, 69, died Sunday, May 11, 1944, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Riggs of Joker, her only survivor.

Services were held at Bryner Church, Joker, with Rev. Charles Wilkinson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Stump Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 March 2000

RUBY KELLAR

Ruby B. Kellar, 89, of Brohard, died Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2000, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg.

She was born at Freed, the daughter of the late James B. and Esther Evelyn Busch Snider. She was a homemaker and retired to Brohard in 1991. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson, Ohio, attended Strait Creek Baptist Church, Brohard, and was a member of Baptist Women's organization.

Surviving are one brother, Bob Snider of Brohard; one sister, Luella Maze of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Kellar, in 1988; one son, Gerald Keith Kellar, in 1930; six brothers, Donald Snider, Basil Snider, Rex Snider, Ted Snider, Tony Snider and Eugene Snider; and one sister, Lucinda Davis.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Dr. William P. Snider and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 December 2008

THERMAN VARNEY KELLAR

Therman Varney "Slim" Kellar, 74, of Salem, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late John Wade and Lora Mae Richards Kellar.

He was a retired construction worker and a veteran of the Air Force and Army.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Helen Evans of Spring, Texas, and Lora Ann Kellar of Salem; one son, Therman Wade Kellar of Mobile, Ala.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Kellar Bennett of Devola, Ohio, and Rosalie Kellar Bennett Rae of Marietta, Ohio; special nephew, Herb Kendall of Clarksburg; special lifelong friend, William "Jr." Bennett of Belpre, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Lila Mae Koon Kellar Nayedo of Houston, Tex.; his second wife, Pearl Nichols Kellar; three brothers, Charles, Richard and David Kellar; and two sisters, Laura Kellar and Hazel Kellar Kendall.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2006

WAUNETA BELLE KELLER

Wauneta Belle Goff Keller, 83, of Burnt House, died Monday, Mar. 27, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Trevy and Loretta Black Goff. She graduated from Harrisville High School and earned an associates degree from Parkersburg Community College. She worked for Ritchie County Community Action.

Surviving are three sons, Douglas and Thomas, at home, and Alan of Parkersburg; one daughter, Nina Wilson of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; four sisters, Wanda Keller (her twin), Wilda Billey, Wilma Riddle and Winifred Eddy; and one brother, Leon Goff.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Claude Keller; one son, Ernest Claude Keller II; infant daughter, Linell Doreen Keller; infant granddaughter, Valerie Dawn Wilson; and one grandson, Jason Keller.

As per her wishes, after donating the body for research, her ashes will be interred next to her husband, son and daughter.

Memorial service will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Burnt House Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Douglas and Thomas Keller Trust, Calhoun Banks, P.O. Box 430, Grantsville, WV 26147. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 December 2001

EDWARD WOODROW KELLEY

Edward Woodrow Kelley, 84, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at White Pine, the son of the late Grover C. Kelley and Edna Roberts Kelley. He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater. He retired in 1979 from Union Carbide Metals, Marietta, after 27 years of service. He was a member of Local 3639 Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Hazel Nicholas Kelley; two daughters, Delilah Potter of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Sharon Phillips of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; and one sister, Ermal Radabaugh of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001

GRAY (BUD) KELLEY

Gray (Bud) Kelley, 70, of Grantsville, died Friday, Mar. 30, 2001, in Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Thomas and Faye Hickman Kelley. He was retired from the U.S. Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Lee Kelley, and one half-brother, Billy Ferrell of Akron, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Kathryn Rioz, and three half-sisters, Edna Propst, Mildred Bell and Ethel Ferrell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday form 4 to 6 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Mar 2004

HAZEL VIRGINIA KELLEY

Hazel Virginia Nicholas Kelley, 88, of Eagle Pointe Nursing Home, Parkersburg, died Sunday, Mar. 21, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Trace Fork, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Charles McCaskey Nicholas and Alta Olive Stidd. She was a homemaker and sometimes worked as a seamstress and housekeeper for friends and relatives. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are two daughters, Delilah L. Potter of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Sharon M. Phillips of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Woodrow Kelley, on Nov. 29, 2001; six brothers and four sisters, Ralph “Swifty” Nicholas, Denver “Pete” Nicholas, Pearl Rothwell, Hoy Nicholas, Lina Dora Beall, Hall O. Nicholas, baby brother, Goldie Nicholas, Charlie McCaskey Nicholas and Wyoma Mullikan.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with nephew Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


HOY H. KELLEY

20 Sep. 2002 - Tucson, AZ - Arizona Daily Star

KELLEY, Hoy H., born May 10, 1925 passed away September 4, 2002. Hoy is survived by his wife, "Jimmie" Melba; children; Kelley Shawn, Helen, Art, Linda, ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and eight brothers and sisters. Hoy was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed. Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. September 28, 2002, East Lawn Palms Mortuary.

Submitted by Sharlene Kelley-Thuma.


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

REV. J. A. KELLEY

Rev. John Alva Kelley, 75, of Five Forks, died Thursday, Jan. 8, [1959] at his residence

He was born Aug. 27, 1883, in Calhoun County, the son of the late John and Elizabeth Ferrell Kelley. He entered the ministry in 1913 and was a member of EUB Church, Revere.

Surviving are his wife, Luella Wilt Kelley; four daughters, Ruth Ferguson of Clyde, Ohio, Ruby Grimm of Upper Darby, Pa., Reva Baxter of Hollywood, Calif., and Betty Jo Moore of Flint, Mich.; four brothers, Quimby Kelley and Lemuel Kelley, both of Akron, Ohio, French Kelley of Florida and Treavy Kelley of Five Forks; and one sister, Rose Kimball of Stumptown.

Services were held at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church with Dr. Ray Shaffer of Parkersburg, Rev. Paul Morrison of Gandeeville, and Rev. Phyllis Harvey of Pleasant Hill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2001

LARRY KEITH KELLEY

Larry Keith Kelley, 54, of Crossville, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in Crossville.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Fred and Ednal Harden Kelley. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are one son, Michael Kelley of Taylor, Mich.; four grandchildren; one brother, Gerald "Jerry" Kelley of Grantsville; and four sisters, Garnet Kelley Barr and Betty Kelley Craddock, both of Grantsville, Katie Kelley-Wease of Novi, Mich., and Donna Kelley Bower of Milford, Mich.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Keith Kelley II.

Services were held at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Crossville. A memorial service was held at White Pine.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2006

LAURA GERALDINE KELLEY

Laura Geraldine Kelley, 87, of Grantsville, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center's long term care.

She was born at White Pine, the daughter of the late Francis and Della Grimm Kelley. She worked in Akron, Ohio, during World War II, and was a beautician for many years in Grantsville. She was a member of Cherry Fork Church,

Surviving are one sister, Frances Jean Yoak Miller of Grantsville; one brother, Donald Kelley of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Carolina Barr, Gladys Whipkey and Genevieve Ward, and two brothers, Virgil Kelley and Blenden Kelley.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

PAULINE HAYS KELLEY

Pauline Hays Kelley, 103, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Willow's Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Perry C. and Lily Rose Stump Hays.

She was a retired school teacher, having taught in the one-room Deep Valley School, Mt. Zion. She and her husband were owner/operators of Kelley's Store, Mt. Zion. She was a member of DAR, Daughters of the Confederacy, Colonial Dames of the 17th. Century and Rebecca Lodge.

Surviving are three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest L. Kelley, in 1975; one son, Richard H. Kelley; three sisters, Janice Crumley, Geraldine Perrin and Bernice Hays; and one niece.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with Rev. Rich McClure officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 October 2004

VELDA KELLEY

Velda M. Kelley, 59, of Randolph Township, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Nettie Richards Tingler. She was a lifelong member of Liberty Bible Church and worked in Waterloo Local Schools cafeteria.

Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Phillip W. Kelley; one daughter, Dolores Rattini; two sons, Michael Kelley and Kevin Kelley; sisters, Dorothy Dye, Margaret Cox, Ireda Hardman and Oleta Wilt; two brothers, Alvin Tingler and Orville Tingler; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roma, Anile and Ona Tingler.

Services were held at Ravenna Chapel, Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ohio, with Pastor Paul Phillips officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2006

WANDA LEE KELLEY

Wanda Lee Kelley, 74, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Layman and Mary Kathryn Smith Godfrey.

Surviving are two brothers, Donald and Layman Godfrey, both of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gray "Bud'; Kelley; three brothers, Clifford, Paul and Dolan Godfrey; and two sisters, Delta Hayhurst and Gladys Hopkins.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2001

LORENE KEMPER

E. Lorene Kemper, 73, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ruth Hosey Wilson. She had formerly worked for Corning Glass Co., was a homemaker, and a member of Non-Denominational Church.

Surviving are her husband, Hubert J. Kemper of Parkersburg; two sons, Daniel J. Kemper of Ravenswood and Paul Kemper of Parkersburg; two daughters, Linda Ruble of Elizabeth and Brenda Davis of Parkersburg; one sister, Etta Lou Ferrell of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Duain Wilson.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Elder Clair R. Ruble officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 May 2001

ROSIE LEE KENDALL

Rosie Lee Richards Kendall, 88, of Calhoun County, died Friday, May 25, 2001, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Merritt Richards. She was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, CEOS, and Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association.

Surviving are two children, Irene Conrad of Stumptown and Dewayne Kendall of Barberton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Barbara Parnell of Griffin, Ga., Janet Heiney of Grantsville, Rick Kendall of Alliance, Ohio, and Ron Kendall of Norton, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren, April Tyree of Cocoa, Fla., Andrea Tyree of Mt. Lookout, Keith and Jessica Heiney of Grantsville, Mark Kendall of. Alliance and Ronnie and Travis Kendall of Norton; best friend, Mary Kendall Fowler of Stumptown; two sisters, Florence Wilson of Grantsville and Della Deuley of Walker; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Merle Bowers of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hamilton Keith Kendall; two brothers, Tracy and Troy Richards; one son-in-law, Pete Conrad; and one granddaughter, Helen Marie Conrad.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 October 2007

VIRGIL KENDALL

Virgil "Budge" Kendall, 74, of Sand Ridge, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Holly and Delpha Bennett Kendall.

Surviving are his wife, Mae K. Kendall one son, Dale Kendall of Parkersburg;two brothers, Donald Kendall of New Martinsville and Hatzel Kendall of Walker; one sister Tessie Elliott of Arizona; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Justin Wood.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Nov 2003

CATHERINE KENAVAN

Catherine "Cathy" Lean Kenavan, 48, of Lititz, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, in Lancaster Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Massillon, Ohio, the daughter of Esther L. Wright Moyers Morris Reidenbach of Lititz, Pa., and the late Elmer Floyd Morris, Jr.

She was head teller at Waypoint Bank, Lititz, and was active in raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation's annual truck convoy. She had previously worked for 20 years on the office staff of Floral Creations, Lancaster, and managed its flower shop, Christies, of Harrisburg, Pa.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her special friend, Thomas P. Wagner of Lititz; one son, Garrett of Lititz; two sisters, Sandra Sue Field and Marie Witmer, both of Lancaster; two half-sisters, Doris (Peggy) Kennedy of Brookpark, Ohio, and Bonnie K. Simpson of Smithville; one half-brother, Danny G. Moyers of Dixon, Ill.; one nephew; and five nieces, including Venus Byrd and Vonda Furr of Smithville, Vicki Jones of Big Springs and Christina Jones of Brohard.

Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata, Pa.

(Larry Heffner)

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2006

CHARLES 'ROGER' KENDALL

Charles "Roger" Kendall, 50, of Elyria, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at Northridge Health Center, North Ridgeville, Ohio.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of Charles R. and Beverla H. Bennett Kendall of Stumptown. He was a 1965 graduate of Calhoun County High School and worked in the shipping department of General Plug, Grafton, Ohio, for 26 years. He had played country music with Country Class and Countrymen, and bluegrass and gospel with Kendall Family, Harmony Bluegrass, Harris Family and Backporch Boys.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his friend and care-giver, Kate Modock; one son, Charles R. Kendall, Jr., and wife Crystal of Grantsville; one sister, Conna L. Harris and husband Alva of Mineral Wells; one brother, Rev. Kenneth E. Kendall and wife Beverly of Clarksburg; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation will be held Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., and Friday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 43099 North Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035, or Rush Run Baptist Church, H.C. 65, Box 109, Stumptown, WV 25267.

(Larry Heffner)



“Calhoun Chronicle" – 11 June 2009

HATZELL KENDALL

Hatzell K. (Pat) Kendall, 65, of Walker, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at home. He had been diagnosed with cancer.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Holly and Delphia Kendall.

He retired as a truck driver with 40 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Gloria; two sons, Frank L. Kendall of Williamstown and James P. Kendall of Walker; two grandchildren; one brother, Frank D. Kendall of New Martinsville; one sister, Tessa Elliott of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Paul Jenkins; and special cousin, Bill Hoover.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Haymond P. Kendall and Virgil A. Kendall, and two sisters, Verl Boone and June Poling.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial will be in Shock Cemetery, Little Rush Run. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. The family requests donations be made to the local Relay for Life.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2007

MARGARET LEE KENT

Margaret Lee "Parge" McCartney Kent, 76, of Machipongo, Va., died Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2007, at home.

She was born in Index, the daughter of the late Sylvanus and Alice Goff McCartney. She grew up on Lower Run, Gilmer County, the youngest of 19 children. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1949 and attended Glenville State College. She worked as an operator for Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., Baltimore, Md., and retired from the company while working in Connecticut.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Richard Franklin "Dick" Kent, Jr.; one daughter, Laura Moon of Baltimore; one step-son, Richard Franklin "Fred" Kent III of Baltimore; one grandson; one sister, Myrtle Roberts of Stumptown; and two brothers, Sull McCartney of Glenville and Donald McCartney of Stumptown.

She was preceded in death by 11 sisters, Opal Roberts, Dessell Stump, Ella Lambert, Fanny Stump, Gladys Mahaney, Mabel Mahaney, Melva Robinson, Marbie Smith, Myrtha Morris, Madeline Engle and Mary Bowe, and brothers, Herldon, Kester, Loren and Hunter McCartney.

Services were held at Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville, Va., with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 November 2000

BERYL KERBY

Beryl Kerby, 70, of Grantsville, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late Dewey and Martha Wade Kerby. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53 and was a retired surveyor for W.Va. Dept. of Highways with 34 years of service.

Surviving are one daughter, Robin Springston of Grantsville; one son, Lyle Kerby of Grantsville; one brother, Cleo Kerby of Barbersville, Ohio; one sister, Louis Estep of Grantsville; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Kathy Annette and Deanna Lynn Kerby, and two brothers, Jack and Deo Kerby.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 08 April 2003

BETTY KERBY

Betty B. Kerby, 80, of Parkersburg, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was bon in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Walter and Lelia May Stevens Lott. She was a homemaker and a member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Kerby of Ravenna, Ohio, and Peggy Cunningham of Parkersburg; four brothers, John Lott of Stow, Ohio, Jack Lott of Barberton, Ohio, Harold Lott of Ravenna and Ronzel Lott of Big Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Kerby; one son, William S. Kerby; one infant daughter; one sister; and one nephew, Ray Cunningham.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Michael Lamb officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2000

BROOKSENE KERBY

Brooksene Kerby, 59, of Millstone, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Carry and Nellie Hardway Reed. She was a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Ben Kerby; one daughter, Charlotte Helmick of Manassas, Va.; two sons, Ben Kerby, Jr., of Millstone and Carry J. Reed and Alvin Reed, both of Parkersburg; one sister, Judith Price of Elizabeth; and five grandsons.

She was preceded in death by one son, Bradley Kerby, and one brother, Larry Reed.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 August 2002

CAROL JOANN KERBY

Carol Joann Kerby, 67, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Edward and Edith Grey Gibson Plant. She was a retired business owner and homemaker and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Chuck Kerby of Mt. Zion; two sons, Lawrence Kerby of Mt. Zion and Timothy Kerby and wife Marjorie of Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Deborah Riddel and husband Robert of Mt. Zion; six grandchildren, Ryan Riddel of Maui, Hawaii, Jessica Self of Dusk Camp, Kara riddle, Moe riddle and Britney Riddel, all of Mt. Zion, and Jessica Kerby of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Donna Erlewine of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Geiger and Joyce Plant; and one grandson, Jeffrey Kerby.

Graveside services were held at Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Carol Joann Kerby Memorial Fund at Calhoun Banks, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2007

CHARLES KERBY

Charles L. "Chuck" Kerby, 65, of Bellevue, Neb, died Friday, August 24, 2007.

A time of remembrance will be held Tuesday, August 28, at Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will be private.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Simon and Glena Robinson Kerby, formerly of Mt. Zion, West Virginia. He was also a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Grantsville, WV.

Charles is survived by his wife, Marcia; son Ken and wife Gerrilynn of Bellevue; grandchildren Nathan and Sarah.

He was a past president of NTA and was selected to Nebraska Trap Shooting Hall of Fame.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 January 2009

HUBERT EVERETT KERBY

Hubert Everett Kerby, 88, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was the son of the late Everett and Pearl Smith Kerby.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired oil and gas field worker for Cain Oil & Gas Co.

Surviving are his wife, Ettalean Sampson Kerby; one daughter, Carolyn Parsons of Millstone; one son, Ronald Kerby of Grantsville; one brother, Warren Kerby of Arnoldsburg; three sisters, Tessie Clutts of Lakeland, Fla., Velma McCauley of Ripley and Faustine Barker of Tennessee; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 February 2009

JANETTE KERBY

Janette "Jan" Kerby, 84, of Doylestown, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel Arthur.

She was a member of Silver Creek Christian Church and Barberton Moose #759.

Surviving are two sons, Bill and Jack; three daughters, Doris Williams, Patricia Garner and Brenda Adamov; seven grand-children; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Warren Arthur.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Robert Cleo; one son, Bob; and three sisters, Betty, Maxine and Margie.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with Allen Jolly officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2001

JEFFREY KERBY

Jeffrey Mark Kerby, 16, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001.

He was the son of Timothy and Marjorie Engle Kerby. He had two part-time jobs at Dairy Queen and Food Lion.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Jessica Dawn Kerby, and his paternal grandparents, Rodney and Kits Engle.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2001 (Obituary from Nov. 16, 1944)

JOSEPH KERBY

Joseph Kerby, 71, died at the home of his brother, George Kerby, of South Grantsville, on Friday, [10 Nov 1944] at 3:10 p.m.

He was the son of the late James and Mary J. Wade Kerby who were early settlers of Calhoun County.

He had lived at Joker and operated a stock farm there. He was an active member of Joker Methodist Church and Odd Fellows Lodge, Hur.

Surviving are his wife, Blanche Cooper Kerby, and seven children, Ada Gibson, Elah Gibson and Lona Kerby, all of Joker, Eddie Kerby of Stone Cliff, Holly Kerby of Washington, D.C., Fred Kerby of Martin, Tenn., and Helena Kerby, at home.

Services were held at Bryner Cemetery, Joker, with Rev. Charles Wilkinson officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 May 2008

LOVIE FAE KERBY

Lovie Fae Kerby, 82, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was born at Richardsonville, the daughter of the late Harley Pete and Ruth Duskey Starcher.

She retired from B. F. Goodrich, Grantsville, in 1980, where she had been president of the labor union.

Surviving are one son, Wilbert Dale Kerby of Grantsville; three daughters, Jeanie Thomas of Barberton, Ohio, Mary Webb of Grantsville and Ruth Kerby of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Freeda McCune of Barberton, Ohio, and Joyce Bouvia of Madison, Ohio; three brothers, Golden Starcher of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Charles Starcher of Grantsville and Robert Wayne Starcher of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special friends, W. Eugene and Vickie Dorsey of Creston.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Wilbert Kerby, and three brothers, William, J.T. and Buster Starcher.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial was in Bryner Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 Apr 2004

MILDRED MAE KERBY

Mildred Mae Kerby, 86, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Mar. 25, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Miles W. and Rosa Lee Stump.

She was a 1935 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a founding member of Mt. Zion Public Service District. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Myla Fleming of Barboursville and Wauneta Waters of Cincinnati, Ohio; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, and Richard and Karen Kirby of Mt. Zion.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Willard (Pete) Kerby; one brother, Austin Stump; and one sister, Lillian Eberle.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 August 2002

PHYLLIS KERBY

Phyllis J. (Jackie) Kerby, 74, of Salem, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, following an auto accident.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Roy and Lenna Whipkey Offutt. She obtained her R.N. degree at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky., in 1948. She worked at Union Protestant Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital and United Hospital Center, and at Salem College. She was a member of Vermont Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Robert Lee (Chip) Kerby of Salem; three daughters, Debbie Myers of New Martinsville, Barbara Kerby of Durham, N.C., and Saren Swentzel of West Union; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Robert Kerby, Mar. 2, 2001; and an infant sister, Betty Grace Offutt.

Services were held at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, with Rev. Robert Merritt and Rev. Chad Ash officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 July 2004

ROBERT CLEO KERBY

Robert Cleo Kerby, 80, of Norton, Ohio, died Monday, June 21, 2004.

He was the son of the late Dewey and Mattie Kerby. He was a resident of Norton for 52 years and retired from Seiberling T&R with 38 ? years of service. He was a member of Barberton Lodge 750, AF&AM, and Barberton Moose Lodge 759.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Janette; two sons, Bill and Jack Kerby; three daughters, Doris Williams, Patricia Garner and Brenda Adamoy; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Louise Estep of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Beryl and Deo, and one son, Robert.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with Pat Mooney officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2006

NETTIE WHITE KERBY

Nettie J. White Kerby, 87, formerly of Calhoun County, died Monday, Mar. 6, 2006, in Barberton, Ohio.She was the daughter of the late Alex and Nancy Hickman Starcher. Surviving are one son, Frankie White of Barberton; 10 grand-children; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one son, Freddie White of Houston, Tex.Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hur. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2001

ROBERT LEE KERBY

Robert Lee Kerby, 79, of Salem, died Friday, Mar. 2, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Henrietta, Calhoun County, the son of the late John Lee and Biddie A. Wright Kerby. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Class of 1940, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired purchasing agent for Consolidated Gas Supply Corp. He was a song leader, teacher and deacon in Vermont Baptist Church, Sedalia, member and past Master of Salem Lodge No. 84, AF&AM, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, with membership in Wheeling and Clarksburg bodies, and member of Adoniram Chapter No. 11, R.A. AAONOMS, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis J. (Jackie) Kerby; one son, Robert Lee (Chip) Kerby II of Salem; three daughters, Debbie Myers of New Martinsville, Barbara (Bobbie) Kerby of Durham, N.C., and Saren Swentzel of West Union; two sisters, Flara Gherke and Bertha Webster, both of Grantsville; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Simon, Allie and Hagan, and two sisters, Almeda Stump and Goldie Ball.

Services were held at Vermont Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Merritt officiating. Burial was in K. of P. Cemetery, Salem, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 May 2001

VELMA BLANCH KERBY

Velma Blanch Kerby, 88, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Care Haven Nursing Home, Belmont.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Slaithiel Charles Carpenter and Scottie Viola Smith Carpenter. She was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur.

Surviving are one daughter, Mildred Ruth Hall of Hartville, Ohio; one son, Millard Gene Kerby of Pennsboro; two sisters, Ermal Starcher of Northfield, Ohio, and Mildred Denning of Belleville, Mich.; five half-sisters, Eloise Nichols, Barbara Nichols, Bessie Merrill, Daisy Yoak and Linda Kincaid; one half-brother, Victor Leon Carpenter of Bartow, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orval; one son, Donald Ray; one daughter, Helen Marie; two sisters, Elma Conley and Geraldine Carpenter; one brother, Harry Glen Carpenter; stepmother, Audra Carpenter; two half-brothers, Gene and Kenny; and two half-sisters, Diane and Carolyn.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hur. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 3 September 2009

WALTER KERBY

Walter D. Kerby, 74, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Loney Kerby and Effie Cunningham Kerby.

He was a 1954 graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended Glenville State College where he received a teaching certificate. He taught at Little Creek and Pine Alley schools. He retired from American General Life Insurance Co. after 25 years. He attended Big Island Run Church and performed with Calhoun Cousins music group.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty Kerby; one daughter, Kathy Boston of Ellenboro; one son, Gregory Alan Kerby of Elizabeth; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Jack Kerby and Gladiola (Dot) Davis, infant brother and sister.

Services were held at Matheny-Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Charles Leisure and Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2007

WILBERT KERBY

Wilbert Kerby, 84, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Apr. 2, 2007, at his residence.

He was born at Joker, the son of the late R.E. and Mary Adams Kerby.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, L. Fae Kerby; one son, Wilbert Dale Kerby of Grantsville; three daughters, Jeanie Thomas of Barberton, Ohio, Mary Webb of Grantsville and Ruby Kerby of Mt. Zion; one brother, Cleo Kerby of Parkersburg; one sister, Eula Nelson of Vienna; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Victor, Delbert, Forest and Boyd Kerby.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 Oct 2003

WILLARD KERBY

Willard (Pete) B. Kerby, 92, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George Kerby and Eva Gainer Kerby. He was retired from South Eastern Gas Co. as superintendent. He worked in area oil and gas fields all of his life. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and a founding member of Lemuels Run Hunting Club.

Surviving is his wife of 68 years, Mildred Stump Kerby.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 4 Mar 2004

WOODROW KERBY

Woodrow J. (Jake) Kerby, 89, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from the W.Va. Dept. of Highways and was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur.

Surviving are one daughter, Rose Pursley and her husband Roy of Grantsville; three brothers, Kose Whytsell, Eugene Whytsell and Brent Whytsell; four sisters, Kathryn Ladd, Jewell Marsh, Louise Nevitt and Geneva Morgan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eulah Kerby, and two brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 October 2004

MARY KERN

Mary Eleanor Bagwell Kern, 71, of Victorville, Calif., died at Loma Linda Hospital.

She was born in Lewis County, the daughter of the late Arlo and Mona Bagwell, and lived most of her life in Southern California.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Yanero of Grantsville and Sue Bergstrom of California; two sons, Jack Williams and Billy Williams, both of California; two sisters, Vella Cayton of Gassaway and Vivian Leary of Florida; five grandchildren, Sheena Conners of Weirton, Thomas Yanero of Glenville, Nichole Yanero of Grantsville and Tony Costanza and Jay Costanza, both of California; and three great-grandchildren, Jacob, McKenzie and Zack Yanero of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Kern; one sister, Juanitia Decker; and two brothers, Bud Bagwell and Jack Bagwell.

At her request, she was cremated and brought back to West Virginia. Memorial service was held at Kern Memorial Chapel, Victorville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Sep 2003

DELFORD KERNS

Delford "Buck" Kerns, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George B. and Della Gay Kerns. He served in the U.S. Army for four years and was discharged Feb. 14, 1946, with the rank of sergeant. He retired from Boeing Co., Wichita, Kan., and did a lot of work in the taxidermy field before and after returning to Calhoun County from Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Hall Kerns.

Graveside services were held at Barr Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 November 2000

EMERY KERNS

Emery F. Kerns, 99, of Glenville, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Center Ridge Convalescent Center, North Ridgeville, Ohio.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Isaiah and Martha Simmons Kerns. He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways in Gilmer county and was a former teamster in the oil and gas field and a timberman and construction worker.

Surviving are six sons, Russell Kerns of Jane Lew, Vernon Kerns of Shock, Carlon, Delvis and Allen Kerns, all of Elyria, Ohio, and Junior Kerns of Wooster, Ohio; three daughters, Evelyn Barnett, Norma Cummings and Loretta Carr, all of Elyria, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Rexroad Kerns; one son, Wilbur Kerns; and one daughter, Naomi Ewing.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

EULA HOUCHIN HALL KERNS

Eula Houchin Hall Kerns, 87, of Orma, died Thursday, Apr. 5, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Leatherbark, the daughter of the late Grover and Stella Matheney Houchin. She operated a service station-store in Spencer with her late husband, Doy Hall, for many years, worked for Kellwood Co., Spencer, and was a homemaker. She attended Beech United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Delcord Kerns; three sons, Donzil R. Hall of St. Paris, Ohio, Paul E. Hall of Alliance, Ohio, and Darius W. Hall of Wooster, Ohio; three daughters, Laura McAskill of Santa Ana, Calif., Nina R. Hall of Long Beach, Calif., and Norma Pearman of American Fork, Utah; four sisters, Opal Jett and Bernice Laughlin, both of Arnoldsburg, Madge McKown of Beech and Marie McKown of Doylestown, Ohio; two brothers, Clyde Houchin and Grover Houchin, Jr., both of Arnoldsburg; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Doy Hall; one brother, Forrest Houchin; and one sister, Ruth Simmons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney and Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in Road Run Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2008

RUDOLPH KEVAK, SR.

Rudolph M. Kevak, Sr., of Hughestown, Pa., died Saturday, Mar. 8.

He was born in DuPont, the son of the late Wladyslow and Agnes Kiwak Kevak.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Brody Kevak; two sons, Rudolph M. Kevak, Jr., and Dennis L. Kevak, both of Palestine; one daughter, Rita Ftorkowald of Naples, Fla.; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and two sisters, Frances Marino of Geneva, N.Y., and Helen Mlozinski of Bloomfield, N.J.

Private services were held at Kizla-Lokuta Funeral Home, Pittston, Pa., with a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 October 2004

ELIAS KHOURY

Dr. Elias H. Khoury, 59, of Spencer, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004 in CAMC, Memorial Division.

He was a practicing general surgeon in Spencer and Grants­ville and a member of St. George Orthodox Church.

Surviving are his mother, Zubeida Khoury; wife, Rita Khoury; five children, Ann Marie, Elias, Joseph, Zana and Chris Khoury; four sisters, Marie Aoun, Soad Dabaghi, Nahia Khoury­ Najjar and Nada Hanna; one brother, John Khoury; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at St. George Orthodox Church with Father Olof Scott officiating, and burial in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 July 2001 (Obituary from Jan. 6, 1972)

DORUS KIGHT

Dorus Kight, 56, of Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 2, [1972], in a Youngstown hospital.

He was the son of the late Harold and Cordelia Wilson Kight and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Genevieve Deuley Kight; three daughters, Beverly Stewart of Modesto, Calif., and Nila an Crystal Kight, at home; two sons, Timothy and Dennis Kight, at home; two sisters, Nila Osborne of Five Forks and Crystal Martin of Big Springs; and step-mother, Golda Kight of Big Springs.

Services were held at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Rev. Ray Bartlett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


Edna M. Kight

Edna Mae Kight, 88, passed away Dec. 28, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care, Long-Term Care Facility.

She was born April 23, 1917, in Ritchie County, the daughter of Harvey and Daisy Butcher Atkinson. Edna retired from the U.S. Postal Service, having worked at the Five Forks Post Office for 24 years. She has also worked at Howes Department Store and Gherke's Department Store in Grantsville. She was a member of Pleasant Hill CEOS for 69 years, NAPUS and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Radabaugh (Duane) and Leota Grimm; three grandchildren, Michael Radabaugh (Brenda), Marcia Swisher (Bobby) and Rebecca Stephens (Vernon); three great-grandchildren, Amber Long and husband, Chris, Tiffany Swisher and Brittany Stephens; and a great-great-granddaughter, Mikaela Long.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kight in 1981; three brothers, Homer, Orin and Arch Atkinson; and a sister, Grace Craddock.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with the Rev. Carroll McCauley and the Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Friends of Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, 86 Hospital Drive, Grantsville, WV 26147, or the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, HC 65 Box 24B, Grantsville, WV 26147.


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2001

EUDORE KIGHT

Eudore T. "Mike" Kight, 74, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at the home of his son, Michael R. Kight of North Olmsted, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harold and Delia Wilson Kight. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving are one son, Michael R. Kight; three grandchildren; one sister, Nila Osborne of Five Forks; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Crystal martin, and two brothers, Harold Kight, Jr., and Doris Kight.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 6 January 2005

GEORGIA ROBERTS KIGHT

Georgia Roberts Kight, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, in Ravenna, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George Roberts and Alice Stallman Roberts Haught.

Surviving are one sister, Gladys Pate of Brunswick, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and one sister-in-law, Florence Kight Knight of San Antonio, Tex.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Gandy.

Services were held in Ravenna. Burial was in Park Cemetery, Garrettsville, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2002

GLENDON KIGHT

Glendon Burke "Tubby" Kight, 85, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Charlie and Malinda Kight. He graduated from Calhoun County High School, Glenville State college and Mountain State Business College. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in North Africa. He was retired from Gravely Tractors with 30 years of service as a parts and service manager. He was a Christian.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Jessie Lee Kight; two daughters, Pam Hayes of Dunbar and Beth Williamson of Cross Lanes; six grandchildren; two brothers, Freddie C. Kight of Panama City, Fla., and R.J. Kight of Charleston; and three sisters, Lila Hickman of St. Albans, Helen Hamilton of Grantsville and Peggy Kight of Parkersburg.

Services were held at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Rev. Jess Waggoner officiating. Entombment was in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2000

WALTER KIGHT

Walter R. Kight, 76, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2000, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta.

He was the son of the late Andrew and Mary West Kight.

Surviving are two daughters, Jeanie and Milford Richards of Parkersburg and Patricia and Donald Little of Sand Ridge; three sons, Richard and Macel Kight of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kenneth and Bonnie Kight of Medina, Ohio, and Alfred and Marlene Kight of Big Springs; six sisters, Hester Stump and Eva Robinson, both of Nobe, Caroline Gardener of Maryland, Betty Gifford of Buckhannon, Edith Cogar of Syracuse, Ohio, and Bernice Cox of Youngstown, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Kight and Jim Kight, both of Akron, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Curry Kight, in April 1978, and one brother, Lewis Kight, in January 2000.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman and Richard Kight officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 July 2009

BERL KIMBLE

Berl G. Kimble, 79, of Glenville, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late John O. Kimble and Lillie M. Kimble. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Dowell Division of Dow Chemical Co. with 24 years of service. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, and Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown. He was co-owner A Dash of Spice Greenhouse and Florist for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Carol Kimble; two daughters, Beth Dorsey of Wise, Va., and Jan Beach of Vero Beach, Fla.; one son, Frank Kimble of Glenville; one foster daughter, Arleta Davis of Glenville; one brother, Albert Kimble of Parkersburg; one sister, Barbara Hathaway of Weston; one foster sister, Christine Wayne of Buckhannon; five grandchildren; and seven great-grand-children.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites. Visitation will be held Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cedar Creek Senior Satellite Center.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2006

BILLY DEAN KING

Billy Dean King, 72, of Leatherbark, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Pearl Wallbrown King of Leatherbark and the late Willie Lee King. He was a 798 union pipeliner and a Protestant.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Pamela King and Linda Flinn, both of Portland, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; companion, Becky Hunt; seven step-children; 11 step-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard King of Ripley; and his former wife, Evone Donohew of Ravenswood.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Amanda L. Hunt.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Robert

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 March 2002 (Obituary from July 1960)

CARL KING

Carl Lee King, born in an automobile enroute to a Parkersburg hospital on Saturday evening, died Monday morning in a hospital there.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Junior Bill King of Big Bend. The child was born prematurely at Kanawha Station, Wood County, while the Kings were being transported to the hospital in an automobile driven by Earl Yost of Big Springs. They were accompanied by Virginia Yost of Big Springs.

They continued on to the hospital where the 18-year-old mother and infant were admitted. The baby weighed 3 lbs., 5 ½ ozs.

Services were held at Taylor Cemetery with Rev. Hazel Haddox officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2001

DORA KING

Dora M. King, 90, of Nicut, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Albert and Belle McCumbers. She was a homemaker and member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut.

Surviving are six daughters, Virginia Davis of Creston, Ohio, Wilma Turner of Medina, Ohio, Bernice Arnold of Nicut, Wanda Morgan of Sterling, Ohio, Louise Knotts of Orma and Judy Mummer of Atwater, Ohio; two sons, David King of Nicut and Stanley King of Austin, Ky.; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus King; one son, Paul King; and two daughters, Marla and Lucille King.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 October 2001

EARL KING

Earl B. King, 80, of Tamassee, S.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George Franklin King and Aretha Hicks King. He was retired from the U.S. army, where he received a Purple Heart. He served during World War II in the 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop. He was a lifelong member of DAV Post 16, Parkersburg, and had attended Faith Tabernacle Church, Seneca, S.C.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma I. Bonnell King of Tamassee; one step-son, James Cox of Tamassee; one step-daughter, Elsie Deane Killibrew of Farmington, Ark.; one sister, Vesta O'Neal of Chloe; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Pollie Orr of Tamassee and Bill and Marie West of Parkersburg and Pastor Charles Stinett of Seneca.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Harlan B. Hodge officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2008

ELBERT RAY KING

Elbert Ray King, 89, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 15, 2008, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Clark and Ella Mae Houchin King.

He was retired from Goodyear with 34 years of service.

Surviving are one sister, Anna Marie Hess of Morgantown, and special friend, Mary Smith of Akron.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jenny Irene King; his second wife, Lucille Sherrill King; one sister, Elva Cave; and three brothers, Denver, Dennis and Lovell King.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with burial in Houchin Cemetery, Beech Road, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2000

ELSIE KING

Elsie L. King, 66, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Nicut, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Carl and Alma Carter King. She was a personal care provideer for many years.

Surviving are five daughters, Diane Stopher, Debbie Cook, Denise Heppe, Denine Angles and Dawn Marks, all of Akron; three sons, Steve Metz, Bobby Vaughn and Dawn Marks, all of Akron; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildrin.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Gene King.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Lester Tanner officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 2 June 2005

EVELYN KING

Evelyn King, 90, of Vermilion, Ohio, died Friday, May 27, 2005. She was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Malesky Trusko. She was an active member of Grace Baptist Church, Lorain, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Krepcik and Nancy DeVault, both of Vermilion; two sons, David Sivnksty of Lorain and Gary King of Avon, Ohio; two step-sons, Harold and John King of Cleveland, Ohio; one step-daughter, Ella Mae Yost of Naples, Fla.; three sisters, Mayme Grabowsky of Solon, Ohio, and Alberta Sivnksty and Annie Petrovich, both of Fairmont; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd King; one daughter, Harriett Summers; and one grandson, Ronald Mitchell.

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

(Larry Heffner)


Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 May 2009

GERALDINE KING

Geraldine L. King, 82, of Slate Run, Roane County, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Roy and Cora Cottrell Tanner.

Surviving are four daughters, Cora Wagoner of Spencer and Marie King, Louvere King and Betty Boggs, all of Grantsville; five grandsons; one foster grandson; four sisters; four brothers; 10 great-grandchildren; and three foster great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell King; three sisters; two brothers; and one granddaughter. Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 January 2003

HARPER KING

Harper King, 73, of Shock, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Dwight and Mary Parsons King. He was a logger and a timberman.

Surviving are six sons, Dwight, George, Delbert and Lester King, all of Shock, Larry King of Front Royal, Va., and William Aaron Burrows of Hamlin, Va.; three daughters, Emeogene Cottrell of Shock and Lydia Dye and Sharon King, both of East Liverpool, Ohio; three brothers, Emery King of Big Bend, Delbert King of Nicut and Dale King of Grantsville; one sister, Ivy Sampson of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ocie King; one brother, Junior Bill King; two infant sons; and one granddaughter, Lisa Parsons.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 October 2002

GAE KING

Gae King, 75, of North Olmstead, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at home.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late John Milton and Katheryn Siers King. She was retired from Cleveland City School System.

Surviving are one son, Ronald Carter of Cleveland; one daughter, Linda Vaughan of Patina, Ohio; two sisters, Beulah Cottrell of Arnoldsburg and June Garcia of Lorain, Ohio; one brother, Ray King of Lorain; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Fairview Church, Lower Nicut, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2001

GEORGE LEWIS KING

George Lewis King, 77, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Emmons Theodore and Katherine Hannah Parry King. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, serving in the 501st regiment, 101 Airborne Division. He became a prisoner of war at age 19 after being captured on D-Day, June 6, 1944, in the Normandy Invasion. He was a POW for almost a year before escaping in May, 1945. He was retired from DuPont and was a member of First Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 15.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, R. Imogene King; one daughter, Linda Lee Ingham of Parkersburg; two sons, G. Lewis King of Parkersburg and Steven P. King of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. James Kinsler officiating, and burial in Evergreen Cemetery North, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 August 2004

JAMES ROY KING

James Roy King, 50, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, as a result of an auto accident in Clay County.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late James King and Betty Lou Mollohan Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Roselee Sears King; one son, James L. King; one daughter, Angela King; one daughter-in-law, Amanda Gordon King; six sisters, Tracey L. Johnson, Sandy Burnette, Kathy King, Joyce Sleenor, Breeda McKracklyn, Alice Wordley; two brothers, Bill and Bob King; and two uncles, Billy and Bobby King.

He was preceded in death by one uncle, Bud Mollohan, and his grandparents, Roy and Hazel Mollohan and J.B. and Mae King. Graveside rites were held at Sears Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Hubert Sears officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 May 2004

LENA KING

Lena E. Haught King, 77, of Olathe, Kan., died Sunday, May 2, 2004.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late McClellan and Verna Elliott Haught. She was a 1944 graduate of Calhoun High School. After graduation, she worked at Fort George Meade, Md., where she met her husband.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda VonLoh and her husband, Larry of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Becky Buckley of Gardner, Kan.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister, Grace Stump of Sand Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted King, and one brother, Elliott Haught.

Services were held in Olathe. Burial was in Old Monticello Cemetery, Shawnee, Kan.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 02 January 2003

LESTER KING

Lester Wellington King, 89, of Orma, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jerry and Ora Vankirk King. He was a longshoreman in Cleveland for many years and was a former coal miner.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Raye Gilkeson King; three sons, Blame King of Orma, William R. (Rusty) Austin of Old Town, Md., and Wade A. Austin of Woodriver, Neb.; two daughters, Sandie Clifton of Patrick Springs, Va., and Leslie Truelove of Cleveland, Ga.; one foster daughter, Lisa Kincaid of Florida; three sisters, Goldia Campbell of Belpre, Ohio, Ellen Laffree of Harrisville and Mary Ide of Columbus, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Garnet Heinzman King; one daughter, Billy Jean King Sypolt; and three infant siblings.

Services were scheduled Monday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Larry Vaughan officiating, and burial in King Cemetery, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2010

MABEL KING

Mabel Blanch King, 79, of Lower Nicut, died Friday June 11, 2010, at her home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Grover Weldon and Nora Jane Dickey.

She was a member of Fairview Freewill Memorial Church, Lower Nicut.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Delbert Lee King; three daughters, Darlene White and husband Cary of Leroy, Audra Marks and husband Ed and Sherry Patterson and husband Glenn, all of Lower Nicut; seven grandchildren, Sean White, Kim Riggs, Cathy Craddock, Mike Marks, Donna Schoolcraft and Mitchell and Miranda Patterson; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Willy and Ray; one sister, Tressy McCoy; one half-brother, Cicle Dickey; and one half-sister, Ona McCumbers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Tom Law officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 April 2008

RESSIE MURRELL KING

Ressie Murrell King, 96, of Orma, died Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2008, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late William and Emma Bailey Allen. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Blaine King; one son, William Ray White of Parkersburg; two sisters, Ethel Waldeck and Chloe Cover, both of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Blake Allen of Mason; one half-brother, Roger Allen of Grantsville; two step-children, Debra Sinclair and Kenneth King, both of Fairmont; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alton White; one brother, Rex; three sisters, Nell, Juanita and Ann; and one half-brother, Lowell B. Allen.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 June 2007

SHARLEAN LEE KING

Sharlean Lee King, 52, of Shock, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clark and Maggie Wood Burrows.

Surviving are four sons, Dwight King, Dewayne King and Daniel King, all of Shock, and David King of Spencer; two brothers, Steve Wood and Sandy Burrows, both of Spencer; three sisters, Colleen Burrows of Shock, Darlene Nicholas of Stumptown and Marlene Webb of Big Bend; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Michael.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 December 2008

VERBA MAY KING.

Verba May King, 97, of Kimbolton, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James and Alice Butler Sears.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Ann Whiting of Spencer and Charlotte Jean Drake of Kimbolton; two sons, Vaughan King of Mogadore, Ohio, and Benny King of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Nell Jarvis of Spencer; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frances D. King; one son, Basil King; one daughter, Sharon Farley; four sisters, Ruth Brown, Orma Criss, Hazel Kreigbaum and Nelsie Millard; and three brothers, Ray, Sherwood and Shirley Sears.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 February 2010

WAYNE ARELETA KING

Wavie Areleta "PeeWee" King, 77, of Big Otter, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Laurel Nursing Home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Henry and Adeline King of Big Otter.

Surviving are two sisters, Charlotte Deer of Locust Grove, Va., and Joyce Anderson of Duck; two brothers, Rodney David King of West Salem, Ohio, and Henry King, Jr., of Rittman, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and aunt, Rena Nicholas of Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, James Harris King, Van Cordel King, Sam Paxton King and Clay Elmore King; and two sisters, Mitchella Sue King and Verneta King.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Larry Nelson officiating. Burial was in Moore Fork Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 September 2000

EUGENE KINGSBURY

Eugene Kingsbury, 73, of Grantsville, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Dewey and Elva Slider Naylor, and was the foster son of the late Cleo and Hazel Kingsbury. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Duskey Kingsbury; one son, James M. Kingsbury of Elkins; one brother, Lewis Naylor of Belpre, Ohio; two sisters, Ollidean Hall and Irene Naylor, both of Arnoldsburg; two grandchildren, James M. Kingsbury II and Marlena J. Kingsbury, both of Elkins.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 Aug 2005

ERMA CORDER-KIPLINGER

Erma Anderson Corder-Kiplinger, 92, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, July 9, 2005.

She was born in Arnoldsburg. She worked for Goodrich Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, and was a long-standing member of Akron Baptist Temple.

Surviving are one daughter, Carole E. Bowers; one son, Charles W. Corder; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Paul Anderson; one sister, Hettie Wallace; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Victor Corder and Gerald Kiplinger; two sons, Doyle E. Corder and Harold E. Corder; three brothers, William Woodrow Anderson, Edgar Vance Anderson and Shade E. Anderson.

Services were held at Akron Baptist Temple, with Rev. Howard Powell officiating. Burial was in Manchester Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

CONNIE MOORE-KIPP

Connie Rose Moore-Kipp, 62, of Mineral Wells, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Garrison Charles and Mindy Shaffer Bowers. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. She worked for West Virginia University-Parkersburg for over 20 years and was the former owner of Dave's Video.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Kipp; one son, Michael Moore of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Michelle Shetron of Mineral Wells; her step-mother, Lucille Bowers; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Richard Kipp officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery, Grafton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 August 2008

CLEO KIRBY

Cleo Kirby, 95, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Rufus and Mary Ellen Adams Kerby.

He was retired from Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local #565. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Parkersburg Masonic Lodge #169, Charleston Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies, and Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one sister, Eula Nelson of Vienna; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Kerby of Parkersburg and Patricia Kerby of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Hathaway Kirby, and five brothers, Victor, Delbert, Forest, Boyd and Wilbert Kerby.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. David Carpenter officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" -12 March 1998

DELBERT KIRBY

Delbert Kirby, 87, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Mar. 7, 1998, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Rufus and Mary Adams Kerby. He was a carpenter and formerly owned and operated Kirby's General Store, Red Hill, for 20 years. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Lodge #169 and was a Baptist.

Surviving are three daughters, Rosalie Nelson and Linda Kirby, both of Parkersburg, and Karen Sue Henderson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one son, D. Mark Kirby of Parkersburg; one sister, Eula Nelson of Vienna; four brothers, Victor Kirby of Spencer, Cleo Kirby of Parkersburg and Forest Kerby and Wilbert Kerby, both of Calhoun County; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Boyd Kerby, and one great-grandson, Auston Hart.

Services were held at Union Valley Baptist Church, Old St. Marys Pike, with Rev. Donald Witman and Rev. Phillip Dent officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North. Memorials may be made to Union Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, Rt. 1, Box 211, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 Oct 2003

DENNIS KIRBY

Dennis W. Kirby, 72, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was the son of Lola E. Cox Kirby of Big Springs and the late James Okey Kirby. He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Mae Gillespie Kirby; two sons, Mike Kirby of Big Springs and Roger Kirby of Williamsburg, Va.; on brother, Glennis Buck Kirby of Big Springs; three sisters, Mestil Richards of Harrisville, Wanda Moore of Mogadore, Ohio, and Betty Wagoner of Big Bend; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Randy and Timmy Kirby; one daughter, Dianna Kirby, and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home with Evangelist Mike Kirby officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2001

EVELYN KIRBY

Evelyn L. Stump Thomas Kirby, 84, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Alvin and Maude Cooper Stump. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Hembree of Wadsworth, Ohio; one step-daughter, Lena Grubbs of Madison, Ala.; one step-son, David Kirby of Charleston; two sisters, Mame Lowe and Emma Brumbaugh, both of Akron, Ohio; one step-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Winfield Thomas, in 1970; her second husband, Roy Kirby, in 1978; four brothers, Charles, Alvin, Russell and Leon Stump; one sister, Grace Cleavenger; one half-sister, Pauline Mace; and one step-daughter, Lydia Evelyn Thomas.

Services will be held Saturday, May 19, 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert H. Nicholas, Pastor Allen Stump and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial will be in Broomstick Cemetery, Five Forks. Visitation at the church will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2001

FORREST BROWN KIRBY

Forrest Brown Kirby, 85, of Joker, died Saturday, Mar. 3, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late R.E. and Mary A. Adams Kirby. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served with Company C of the 355th Engineers. He was an assistant scout master with Boy Scout Troop 39 of Grantsville, a member of Brooksville Baptist Church, Big Bend, and retired from Hardman's Supply Co.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Opal Mae Parrill Kirby; one son, Richard Kirby and wife Karen of Mt. Zion; one grandson, Matthey Kirby of Mt. Zion; three brothers, Cleo Kirby of Parkersburg, Victor Kirby of Spencer and Wilbert Kirby of Joker; and one sister, Eula Nelson of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Boyd Kirby and Delbert Kirby.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Joker Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 July 2002 (Obituary from Dec. 12, 1948)

HELEN KIRBY

Helen Marie Kirby, 10, of Leatherbark, died Wednesday at Gordon Memorial Hospital, Spencer, as a result of injuries received in a fall from a truck.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Kirby of Leatherbark. The accident occurred while she was playing on a truck at school at Liberty Hill.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one sister, Mildred Hall of Hartsville, Ohio; two brothers, Gene and Donald Kirby, at home; and her grandfather, Slathe Carpenter of Rocksdale.

Services were held at Hur M.E. Church. Burial was in Hur Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2006

VICTOR KIRBY

Victor Kirby, 97, of Spencer, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Rufus E. and Mary Adams Kirby. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 21, Spencer, and a farmer. He was a member of Alexander Baptist Church and attended Gilboa Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Kirby; two stepsons, Thomas Sinclair of Spencer and Mark Sinclair of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Eula Nelson of Vienna; two brothers, Cleo Kirby of Parkers-burg and Wilbert Kirby of Mt. Zion; and five step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine Bell Kirby, and three brothers, Boyd, Delbert and Forrest Kirby.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland and Bill Walton officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 April 2006

ERMA LUCILLE KLINE

Erma Lucille Kline, 85, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Willie and Ina Richards Simmons and oldest of 15 children. She worked for 14 years at Westinghouse plant, Fairmont, before moving to California after getting married on July 28, 1955. She and her husband retired in Yuma, Ariz. She lived in Nevada the last 15 years.

Surviving were four sisters, Ruby Myel McHenry of Grantsville, Sara Cool of Worthington, Pearl Heiney of Glenville and Sandra Spence of Strongsville, Ohio (since deceased); five brothers, Earl Simmons of Cleveland, Ohio, Bearl Simmons and Cecil Simmons, both of Eastlake, Ohio, Henry Simmons of Lakeland, Ohio, and Eugene Simmons of Las Vegas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Kline, on Nov. 18, 1990; sister, Sandra Louise Spence; and five infant siblings, Nettie, Mettie, Elodene, Eamestine and Orval Simmons.

In accordance with her wishes, her remains were cremated.

Graveside services were held Jan. 30. Her urn was placed with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 April 2003

CHARLES KNAPP

Charles A. Knapp, 84, of Nebo, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Doddridge County, the son of the late Georgia R. Nutter Knapp and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving is caregiver, Tonda Delaney of Nebo.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leeman W. Knapp in 1994 and Minor Knapp in 1979.

Graveside services were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. There was no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2007

EARL JUNIOR KNICELY

Earl Junior Knicely, 37, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of Noah and Patricia Parsons Knicely of Atwater, Ohio. He was a mechanic.

Surviving in addition to his parents are eight children, Christopher, Jonathon and Lora Knicely, all of Alabama, Ashley Knicely of Arnoldsburg, and E.J., Cody, Mercedes and Skylan Knicely, all of Spencer; three brothers, Russell Knicely and William Knicely, both of Orma, and Donald Knicely of Atwater; one sister, Juanita Nicholas of Orma; and grandmother, Geneva Parsons of Glenville.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jack Roberts officiating. Burial was in Knicely Cemetery, Elmira.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 September 2009

NOAH LEE KNICLEY

Noah Lee âSonnyâ Knicley, 67, of Spencer, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Anthony Earl Knicley and Ona Mae McCumbers Knicley.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Jean Knicley; four sons, Russell Sams of Parkersburg, Russell Knicley of Orma, William Knicley of Nicut and Donald L. Knicley of Sand Ridge; one daughter, Belva Janita Nichols of Orma; two brothers, Larry Dale Knicley of Pennsylvania and William Boyd Knicley of Mt. Run; four sisters, Darlene Starcher of Pennsylvania, Wavalene McCoy of Nicut, Elva Jean Hickman of Orma and Belva Nichols of Ohio; 31 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Earl Junior Knicley of Spencer; one brother, James Knicley; and five sisters, Donnie Knicley, Virgie Fisher, Bonnie Knicley, Loretta Knicley and Deloris Summers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jack Roberts officiating, and burial in Knicley Cemetery, Elmira. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 Oct 2003

JAMES KNICLEY

James A. Knicley, 58, of Leroy, Jackson County, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at Roane General Hospital

He was born at Morgantown, the son of the late Earl and Ona McCumbers Knicley.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Boyce Knicley; two sons, James E. Knicley of Spencer and Guy D. Knicley of Orma; two daughters, Loretta Evans of Minnora and Crystal Hicks of Walton; one stepson, Don Sampson of Leroy; three brothers, William B. Knicley of Nicut, Sonny Knicley of Elmira and Larry Knicley of Pennsylvania; five sisters, Virgie Fisher of Arnoldsburg, Darlene Starcher of Chloe, Jean Hickman of Orma, Belva Nicholas of Warren, Ohio, and Wavalene McCoy of Nicut; and 12 grand-children.

There was no visitation or service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2008

TERESA LYNN KNICELY

Teresa Lynn Bowers Knicely, 34, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at home.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of Michael Darrell Anderson of Spencer and Frances M. Cottrell Anderson of Spencer. She was a homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one daughter, Ashley Dawn Knicely of the home; one son, Justin Allen Bowers of Milton, Fla.; one brother, Michael Ray Anderson of Spencer; step-mother, Evelyn Anderson of Spencer; one half-sister, Shannon Bankester of Stapleton, Ala.; four step-sisters, Kathleen Paxton and Rebecca Anderson, both of Denver, N.C., and Katherine Dean and Deborah Starkey, both of Spencer.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Price officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 May 2010

GROVER LEE KNIGHT

Grover Lee Knight, 63, of Big Bend, died Friday, May 14, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Hobert Clay Knight and Maxine Richards Knight.

Surviving are his wife, Diana Osborne Knight; one daughter, Anna Jarvis of Big Springs; two sons, Grover Knight, Jr., and Scottie Knight, both of Big Bend; four sisters, Bythe Kendall of Grantsville, Emma Roberson and Linda Knight, both of Big Bend, and Virginia Wager of Big Springs; four brothers, Hobert Knight, Jr., of Elizabeth, General Knight and Ricky Knight, both of Big Springs, and Roy Knight of Big Bend; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. There was no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2002

KATHARINA JOSAPHINE KNIGHT

Katharine Josaphine Knight, 74, of Petersburg, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Kalsdorf, Rumania, the daughter of William and Josaphine Preiss. Along with a brother, sister and their mother, she survived being in a German prison camp during World War II. After their release, the family moved to Hevchlina, Germany, to live. She trained to be a nurse, and it was there she met and later married Olen C. Knight. After being discharged from the U.S. Army, they resided at Pleasant Hill for a while.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Olen C. Knight of 1813 Brandon Ave., Petersburg, VA 23805, originally from Calhoun County; one former daughter-in-law, Ruth, and two grandchildren, Laura and Brian Knight, all of Petersburg; one chosen son, Lee Akers and wife April; one son, Aaron of Richmond, Va.; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in the Calhoun area.

She was preceded in death by one son, William V. Knight.

Memorial service was held in Petersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001 (Obituary from Feb 6, 1930)

THELMA KNIGHT

Thelma McDonald Knight, 24, died Jan. 29, 1930, at Hopemont, where she had been a patient since Nov. 26.

She was born at Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore McDonald of Richardson. After the death of her parents when she was three, she was raised by an aunt, Mrs. Roy Hendershot of Richardson, until 1923 when she married.

Surviving are her husband, Hale Knight of Big Bend; two daughters, Betty Lou, age three, and Mary Lorraine, 18 months; grandfather, Nathan McDonald of Triplett; one aunt, Mrs. Liddie Hendershot Ferguson of Akron, Ohio; and four uncles, N.F. McDonald of Leachtown, Samuel McDonald of Akron, and Perry and Charlie, both of Triplett.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

Services were held at her home at Big Bend with Rev. M.P. Lowe, pastor of Bethlehem Church, Grantsville, officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 January 2003 (Obituary from February 1959)

KNOTTS INFANT

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Knotts of Pleasant Hill died in a Parkersburg hospital on Feb. 1, [1959].

Surviving in addition to his parents are paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Knotts, Jr., of Phillips Run, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Osborne of Pleasant Hill

Graveside services were held at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Rev. Ray Bartlett officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 May 2009

CARROLL KNOTTS

Carroll V. Knotts, 66, of Coolville, Ohio, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at his home.

He was born at Minnora, the son of Perry Edward and Greeta Knotts.

He was a 1960 graduate of Calhoun County High School and worked 23 years at E.I. DuPont, Washington Works.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Brown Knotts; two daughters, Robin May and Kimberly Arnold; one son, Eric Knotts; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fern Deel and Glenna Carpenter; and one brother, Harry Knotts.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Knotts.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Pastor Tim Lindsey and Robert May officiating, and burial in Torch Cemetery.

Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001

DELMA KNOTTS

Delma Knotts, 93, of Walker, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late David and Mary Nottingham Hall. She was a resident of Orma for many years and was a member of Elmira Baptist Church, Elmira.

Surviving are two daughters, Anna Lee Byers of Walker and Virginia Johnson of Tampa, Fl.; two grandsons, Gregory and Steven Johnson, both of Montgomery, Ala.; one great-granddaughter, Julie Vineyard of Arnoldsburg; one great-great-granddaughter, Victoria Vineyard of Arnoldsburg; and four great-great-grandsons, Cole, Ross, Hayes and Zane Vineyard, all of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Knotts, and two granddaughters, Debbie Hays and Vicky McKinley.

Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Charles Fisher and Elder Richard Westfall officiating, and burial in Knotts Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

EDWARD KNOTTS

Edward C. Knotts, 83, of Walker, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late C.A. and Eva Campbell Knotts.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He and his wife operated Knotts Store, Leachtown, for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Peggy Wilson Knotts; one son, David Knotts of Canton; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Edward C. Knotts, and two sisters, Betty Papas and Iris Douglas. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2007

EVA MAE COLLINS KNOTTS

Eva Mae Collins Knotts of Springfield, OH passed away August 14, 2007 in a Springfield hospital.

She was born at Index, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Harley and Ruth Stump Collins and was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, William Brent Knotts, four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; one sister, Zella Collins Leitch of Hinckley, Ohio; son-in-law, James Gilmore of Springfield and numerous extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell "Dubb" Knotts; one daughter, Alberta Gilmore. one granddaughter; one brother, Elbert "Buck" Collins; four sisters, Hazel Knotts, Atha Sayre, Ethel Brown, and Olive Sanger.

In compliances with her wishes, her remains were donated to the Ohio State University School of Medicine. There were no services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 October 2009

FRANCES KNOTTS

Frances L. Knotts, 74, of Auburndale, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, of cancer. She was born at Stinson and attended school in Calhoun County. She was co-owner of a tax business with her husband for 38 years.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Harry Knotts; two sons, Danny E. Knotts and Garry W. Knotts, both of Auburndale; one daughter, Susan Dirr of Powder Springs, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Auburndale Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

GEORGE KNOTTS

George W. Knotts, 92, of Orma, died Monday, Mar. 13, 2000, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Warren and Cordelia Short Knotts. He was a sawmill operator and farmer and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are four sons, George Knotts, Jr., of Milan, N. M., and James Knotts, Bruce Knotts and Glenn Knotts, all of Orma; seven grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Nov 2003

HAZEL KNOTTS

Hazel V. Collins Knotts, 91, formerly of Steer Creek, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Grantsville.

She was born at Index, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Harley B. and Ruth Stump Collins. She had worked as a private dressmaker in Grantsville and later for Rubber Fabricators. She was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, near Stumptown, and was active in church activities. She was a member of Calhoun Historical Society and Rush Run Homemaker's Club.

Surviving are two sons, James Earl Knotts of Mineral Wells and Thomas Mark Knotts of Corning, N.Y.; one daughter, Norma Knotts Shaffer of Grantsville; two sisters, Eva Collins Knotts of Springfield, Ohio, and Zella Collins Leitch of Hinckley, Ohio; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Knotts, Jr., whom she married in 1935; three sisters, Atha Collins Smith Sayre, Ethel Collins Brown and Olive Collins Price Sanger; one brother, Elbert "Buck" Collins; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations can be made to Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept. Truck Fund.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 June 2001

JAMES KNOTTS

James D. Knotts, 69, of Elyria, Ohio, died Monday, July 9, 2001.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Earl and Lalah Knotts.

Surviving are one son, Carl Knotts; two daughters, Maureen and Margaret; three brothers, Charles, Holt and Clyde Knotts; and four sisters, Maxine Foutty, Emmagene Burcal, Earlene Moore and Kathleen Traywick.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene-Dobbins, and one brother, Dale Knotts.

Services were held at Busch-Curtis-Schaffer Chapel, Elyria, Ohio. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001

LALAH KNOTTS

Lalah A. Knotts, 97, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at her home.

She was born at Stewarts Creek, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Maury and Minnie Gerwig Keith. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Charles Knotts of Avon Lake, Ohio, James Knotts of Elyria, Ohio, Holt Knotts of Tennessee and Clyde Knotts of Arnoldsburg; four daughters, Maxine Foutty of Alaska, Emmagene Burcal of Arnoldsburg, Earlene Moore of Tampa, Fla., and Kathleen Traywick of Northville, Mich.; one brother, Lowell Keith of Dearborn, Mich.; three sisters, Marjorie Rhodes of Vienna, Va., Isabel Arnold of Elizabeth and Oleta Tomey of Tanner; and 21 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Knotts; one daughter, Arlene Dobbins; one son, Dale Knotts; two brothers, Harry and Taylor Keith; and one sister, Maple Hopson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Knolls Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 09 January 2003

LINDA KNOTTS

Linda Kay Smith Knotts, 55, of Mineral Wells, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of Olandus Coleman and Nannie Mae McCoy Smith of MacFarlan. She was a graduate of Harrisville High School and Parkersburg Beauty College. She worked as a hairdresser in Parkersburg for several years. She was a member of Pettyville United Methodist Church, serving in many leadership capacities.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband of 37 years, James Earl Knotts; mother-in-law, Hazel Knotts of Grantsville; one daughter, Aleacia Peer of Halifax, Va.; one granddaughter, Ashley Peer of Halifax; one sister, Diana Evans of Mineral Wells; two brothers, Robert Smith of Mineral Wells and Richard Lewis of Davisville; one brother-in-law, Thomas Knotts of Coming, N.Y.; one sister-in-law, Norma Shaffer of Grantsville; five nephews; seven nieces; and 12 great-nieces and great­-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Olandus "Buddy" Smith; father-in-law, Robert Joseph Knotts, Jr.; and one brother-in-­law, Dallas R. Evans.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 July 2003

ROBERT HOMER KNOTTS

Robert Homer Knotts, 72, of Mulberry, Fla., died Friday, June 6, 2003, at an Orlando, Fla., hospital.

He was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., the son of the late William Bryan and Eda Stump Knotts. He was a 1949 graduate of Beaver Falls High School and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He retired after 20 years with Fiber Industries, now Kosa. He was an active genealogist, having researched many families, and he donated all his work and papers to Calhoun Public Library, where a genealogy room was named in his honor. He was a member of Woodleaf Baptist Church, Salisbury, N.C.

Surviving are three sons, Edwin Knotts of Darlington, Pa., Robert William Knotts of Seven Springs, N.C., and Robert Homer Knotts, Jr., of Cleveland, N.C.; one daughter, Kristina Renee Adkins of Salisbury; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard E. Knotts of Chippewa Township, Pa.; one sister. Elizabeth Knotts Rhodes of Darlington; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by one son, William Bryan Knotts of Cleveland, and two brothers, William Bryan Knotts, Jr., of Beaver Falls and Andrew Dean Knotts of Rochester.

The body was cremated and ashes buried in Salisbury Military Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2007

RONALD KNOTTS, SR.

Ronald E. Knotts, Sr., 81, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Friday, Mar. 9, 2007, at his residence.

He was born at Minnora, the son of the late Greeta Madge Baker and Perry Edward Knotts. He was a retired auctioneer and furniture store operator. He was an instructor for auctioneering and was a member of K of P Lodge, Gallipolis, and the National Auctioneer Association.

Surviving are his wife, Daisy E. Slayton Knotts of Gallipolis; two daughters, Kris Moore of Columbus, Ohio, and Donna Jean Harless of Gallipolis; three sons, Ronald E. Knotts, Jr., and David Lee Knotts, both of Gallipolis, and Stephen Allen Knotts of Fremont, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Harry Baker Knotts of Auburndale, Fla., and Carroll V. Knotts of Belpre, Ohio; and two sisters, Fern Deel of Parkersburg and Glenna Dale Carpenter of Orma.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian Knotts, and one great-granddaughter, Tory Tilley.

Graveside services were held at Centenary Cemetery with Jane Ann Miller officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 November 2000

SUSIE KATHLEEN KNOTTS

Susie Kathleen Knotts, 82, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Bland and Laura Johnson Bland. She was a member of Buckhannon Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and First United Methodist Church, Buckhannon.

Surviving are one son, Stephen K. Knotts of Ripley; three daughters, Karen L. Fillingame of Mercer, Pa., Bernita K. Epling of Ripling and Karla S. Upton of Marie; one brother, George Lawrence Bland of Mt. Zion; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Bernard Knotts; three brothers, John H. Bland, Andrew "Jack" Bland and Charles "Noel" Bland; and one sister, Mary Z. Walsh.

Services were held at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. William McMorran and Rev. Mark Flynn officiating. Burial was in Buckhannon Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 April 2002

VELMA KNOTTS

Velma A. Knotts, 89, of Navarre, Ohio, formerly of Millstone, died Thursday, Apr. 11, 2002, in Doctors Hospital, Massillon, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ellis and Locia Bourne Vannoy.

Surviving are her husband of 72 years, Eucle Knotts; one daughter, Debbie Frey of Navarre, Ohio; one son, Robert Vannoy of Smithsburg, Md.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Calvin Knotts, and two sisters, Vervia Poling and Verna Fowler.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Dec 2003

WANDA KNOTTS

Wanda M. Knotts, 65, of Orma, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Letter Gap, the daughter of the late Arthur and Thelma Westfall Deuley.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed singing at Upper West Fork Community Park.

Surviving are her husband, James Knotts of Orma; three brothers, Howard Deuley of Cedarville, Gerald Deuley of Big Springs and Arthur Deuley, Jr., of Grantsville; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Harris and Hilda Deuley, and two brothers, Burl Deuley and Veral Deuley.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Knotts Cemetery, Orma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 September 2007

EZRA EUGENE KOON

Ezra Eugene "Gene" Koon, 73, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ezra and Opal Carpenter Koon.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty Moore and Cathy Nutter, both of Spencer, and Joyce Matics of Luray, Va.; four sons, Jimmy Koon and Michael Koon, both of Spencer, and Anthony Koon and Brian Koon, both of Stanley, Va.; two step-sons, Kevin Williams of Virginia and Jamie Williams of Hampton, Va.; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Katie Waggoner of New Franklin, Ohio; and one brother, Charlie Coon of Norton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Koon.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Frank Vannoy officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Hur.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 March 2009

MARY KRAMER

Mary V. Kramer, 97, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County and graduated from Williamstown High School and University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1937. After doing private duty for years, she worked at St. Joseph's Hospital and, before retiring in 1976, began the epidemiology department. She was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, serving as Eucharist minister for years.

Surviving are two sons, Henry J. of Shepherdstown and Fred C. of Houston, Tex.; one daughter, Mary Ellen of Bridgeport; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Henry, in August, 2008.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis Xavier, with Father Eric Hall as celebrant. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 November 2007

BETTY L. KRUGMAN

Betty L. Krugman, 73, of Pennsboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, in Parkersburg. She was born March 5, 1934, at Munday, the daughter of the late Clarence Maze Sr. and Nona Rose Maze.

She was a homemaker and had operated Krugman's Greenhouse. She was a 1952 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a member of the Brooksville Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother are three daughters, Linda Mackey, D.O., of Lexington, Ky., Marsha Krugman of Pennsboro and Gail Krugman of Grantsville; two sons, Thomas Krugman of Painted Post, N.Y., and Mark Krugman of Little Hocking, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Justin Rexroad, Kaitlyn and Ben Krugman, Zach, Ethan and Emily Krugman and Kayla Krugman; two sisters, Connie Lahman of Conway, S.C., and Karen Richard of Green Seas, S.C.; and brother, Roger Maze of Johnson City, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Krugman; two brothers, Clarence Maze Jr. and Blaine Maze; and two grandchildren. Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Bill Law officiating. Burial was in Maze Cemetery, Munday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 December 2009

THOMAS KRUGMAN

Thomas A. Krugman, 48, of Painted Post, N.Y., formerly of Munday, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in Grantsville. He was born in Elyria, Ohio, the son of the late Norman and Betty Maze Krugman.

He graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He was a project manager in Green Laser Division of Corning, Inc., Corning, N.Y., and former mechanical engineer at Corning Consumer Products Division of Corning, Inc., Charleroi, Pa., and Anchor Hocking Glass Co., Lancaster, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Rhonda L. Stump Krugman, two sons, Zachary and Ethan, and one daughter, Emily, all of Painted Post; one brother, Mark Krugman of Little Hocking, Ohio; three sisters, Gail Krugman of Grantsville, Marsha Krugman of Pennsboro and Linda Mackey of Lexington, Ken.; maternal grandmother, Nona Maze of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Law and Rev. Roger G. McKee officiating.

Burial will be in Maze Cemetery, Munday. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2007

JOHNNIE ROBERTS KUHL

Johnnie Roberts Kuhl, 88, of Letter Gap, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Melville and Hattie Tallhammer Kuhl. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in England, France, Germany and Belgium, and earning the rank of Staff Sgt. and numerous medals. He worked as operator senior for 36-1/2 years for Consolidated Natural Gas Co., Jones Compressor Station, Lockney, before retiring in 1983. He was a member, deacon and moderator of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown. He was a member of Gospel Tones Quartet, W.Va. Baptist Goldeneer's, Gilmer County Farm Bureau, Gilmer County Senior Center, 1st president of Normantown High School Alumni Association, 4-H leader, active in Little League program, and served 21 years on the Gilmer County ambulance board.

Surviving are his wife, Wilda Moore Kuhl, whom he married Aug. 13, 1950; two sons, Michael of Weston and Kenneth of Texas; one daughter, Faye Chambers; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and special relatives, Chester Sholes and Richard Turner.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Flossie Kuhl, Ressie Sholes, Alda Godfrey and Geraldine Belknap.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Timothy Underwood and Rev. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2001

RUSSELL KUHL

Russell V. Kuhl, 94, of Normantown, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Phillip A. and Mary Bennett Kuhl. He retired from Hope Natural Gas Co. in 1969 with 28 years of service, and was a farmer. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, for many years and served as trustee.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Deloris and Dean Furr of Letter Gap; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Ruth Kuhl of Ashland, Ohio, Billy and Radene Kuhl of Walker and Bryle and Linda Kuhl of Barberton, Ohio; and one daughter-in-law, Mescal Kuhl of Normantown; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Jewell Collins Kuhl; two sons, Bernard D. Kuhl and Ronal Lee Kuhl; six brothers; and three sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Mark Watkins and Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Jun 2002 (Obituary from Sept. 29, 1949)

DORTHEA KUNZELMAN

Dorthea Hamilton Morgan Kunzelman, 27, of Darlington, Wisc., died in a hospital near her home on Thursday, Sept. 22, 1949.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of Amos E. and Mary Hamilton Morgan, now Bridgeport, and granddaughter of Minnie Hamilton of Grantsville. Before entering the service as a WAC in World War II, she was employed by Hope Natural Gas Co., Clarksburg.

Surviving are her husband, George C. Kunzelman of Alma Center, Wisc., whom she married in October, 1945; one son, Freddy; one brother, Richard Morgan; and one sister, Mary Correan Morgan of Bridgeport.

Services were held at the Methodist church in Bridgeport of which she was a member. Burial took place in Benedum Cemetery.

Relatives attending the services from Grantsville were Mrs. Minnie Hamilton, Grace Long, Miss Minnie B. Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Lorentz C. Hamilton, Lorentz C. Hamilton, Jr., John M. Hamilton, Mrs. Robert Hamilton, Harold C. Hamilton, and John M. Hamilton. Attending from Minnora were Rex Carpenter and Mrs. George Hamilton and son John.

(Larry Heffner)


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