"L" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/16/1996

HAROLD FREDERICK LAMB

Harold Frederick "Fred" Lamb, 58, of Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Belington, and former resident of Philippi, died Wednesday, May 8, 1996, in Broaddus Hospital.

He was born at Douglas, a son of the late Henry Clay and Marjorie Margaret Witte Lamb.

He was a welder and mechanic for Barbour Coal Co. He retired with a medical disability in 1983. He was a member of United Mine Workers. He served with the U.S. Army in 1950 with the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers and was a Protestant by faith.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lea Ferrell Lamb; two daughters, Tonya Caloggero of Baltimore, Md., and Susan Springer, Courtie, Ontario, Canada; one son, Mark Lamb of East Liverpool, Ohio; two sisters, Virginia Carr of Madison and Ivalou Bourne of Fairmont; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

The body was cremated and services were held at Wright Funeral Home, Philippi, with Rev. Bill Fowler and Rev. Calvin Ferrell, Jr., officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/27/1996

JAMES E. LAMB

James E. 'Buck' Lamb, 83, of Coxs Mills, died Wednesday, June 19, 1996, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Augus and Effie Grady Lamb. He was a retired head sawyer and timberman.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Pearl Woofter Lamb; one son,William Lamb of Elyria, Ohio; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Una Myrle Lamb.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Richard Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Troy IOOF Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/11/1996

NELLIE LAMB

Nellie Lamb, 109, of Clarksburg, died Thursday, May 30, 1996, in a nursing home following an extended illness.

She was born in Clarksburg on July 18, 1886, a daughter of the late Ezra Wolfe and Alcesta Kennedy Wolfe.

She and her husband supervised Harrison County Infirmary for 25 years and Harrison County Children's Hospital for two years. She was a member of Clarksburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Howard M. Lamb of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Emogene Reymond of Clarksburg; one foster daughter, Carmel Hart; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Losie Lamb Dye of Chloe; and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard A. Lamb, in 1959; two sons, Ralph and Roy Lamb; one great-grandchild; and11 brothers and sisters..

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

FERN LAMBERT

7/23/1998

Fern Lambert, 73, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, July 11, 1998.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Anna Fleming and James Lambert.

Surviving are four nieces, Carol Majoras of Elyria, Ohio, Jean Sampson and Margaret Sampsonn-McClain, both of Massillon, Ohio, and Janneta Sampson, Orma; and several great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, one half-sister, one half-brother, two nieces and two nephews.

Services were held in Akron. Burial was in East Liberty Cemetery, Akron.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/4/1996

LOCAL LAMBIOTTE

Local Lambiotte, 81, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 1995, at her sister's home in Warren, Ohio.

She was born in Salem, a daughter of the late Claude and Bertie Nichalson Davis. She was a former clerk for A&P, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Lions Club Auxiliary, and Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, all of Grantsville.

Surviving are three sisters, Marion Claudine Naylor and Tina Scott, both of Warren, and Norma Greynolds of Clarksburg; and one brother, Charles Davis of Salem.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lambiotte; one daughter, Linda McKown; and one grandchild.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/23/1996

STEVE LAMPROS, SR.

Steve John Lampros, Sr., 66, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 11, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following a long illness.

He was born in Newport News, Va., a son of the late John and Ida Ramey Lampros. He was a veteran of World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Science, a research scientist and a former assistant medical examiner. He received international acclaim for his development of vapor fixation of human tissue now widely used by the surgeon general for cancer research. He also developed technacon, which is an automatic method of preserving tissue for pathological study.

Surviving are his wife, Jacquelin Baldwin Lampros; three sons, Steve J. Lampros, Jr., of Grantsville, Ricky Lee Lampros of Atlanta, Ga., and Sgt. Peter E. Lampros of the U.S. Air Force, South Carolina; one daughter, Susan Marie Rowell of Ocala, Fla.; and two sisters, Norma Wohel and Ethel Purvis, both of Harlington, Tex.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Father Don Trannel officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/10/1996

BETTY ROSE LANDIS

Betty Rose Landis, 69, of Sardis, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Matamoras.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, a daughter of the late Waldo and Bertha Hoskins. She was a Billy Graham counselor and member of the Child Evangelism Board. She founded and was past president of New Matamoras Historical Society. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and taught Vacation Bible School for several churches in the Akron area. She was a former member of The Chapel, Akron.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, James C. Landis; three sons, David Landis of Galion, Ohio, and Jim Landis and Phillip Landis, both of Le Mars, Iowa; four daughters, Dianne Dykes of Port Charlotte, Fla., Barbara Lynch of New Matamoras, Sharon Bagozzi of Sherrodsville, Ohio, and Joanne Landis of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Frederick Landis.

Services were held at Eckard Baldwin Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Robert C. Messner officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HURL LANE

1/28/1999

Hurl O. Lane, 86, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late James W. and Ida K. Metz Lane. He was a pipeline construction worker.

Surviving are his wife, Velora Keaton Lane; six sons, Charles B. Lane of Three Rivers, Mich., Ken Lane of Lockney, Ronald Lane, Thomas Lane and Milton Lane, all of Arnoldsburg, and Norman Lane of Orma; two daughters, Deborah Cooper of Edmond and Rita Butler of Nebo; four brothers, Roud, Oatha, Carl and Earnest Lane; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Eugene R. Lane and one infant son, and one brother, Ralph Lane.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VERLIN LANE

5/8/1997

Verlin Lane, 78, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Spencer, died Monday, April 28, 1997, at Carnegie Garden Nursing Center, Melbourne.

He was born in Pikeville, Ky., a son of the late Sam and Amy Keener Lane. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Rhineland Theatre. He was a retired molder for Larson Foundry Corp., Grafton, Ohio, and was a member of American Veterans Association.

Surviving are three sisters, Ruby Tomes of Elyria, Ohio, Ruth McIntire of Wakeman, Ohio, and Jo Summers of Spencer; and four brothers, Raymond Lane of Spokane, Wash., Paul Lane of Elyria, Jennings Lane of Melbourne and Clarence Lane of Wakeman.

Graveside services were held at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery, Orma, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

HOMER C. LANHAM

11/26/1998

Homer Clarence Lanham, 82, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, in St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Brooksville, the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Rosie Alice Richards Lanham. He retired from Ideal Corrugated Box Co. in 1979 after more than 40 years of service, and was a member of Christian Life Center.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Roxie Copen Lanham; one daughter, Barbara Fleenor; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ross Lanham and Larance Lanham, and two sisters, Lusille Frame and Louise Frame.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Delton G. Smith officiating. Burial was in Owl Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 January 2000

OVAL DELBERT LANHAM

Oval Delbert Lanham, 79, of Smithville, formerly of Munday, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Lawrence and Millie McIntyre Lanham. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a former employee of W.H. Busch Oil & Gas Co.

Surviving are two daughters, Susie Roberts of Smithville and Barbara Moore of Munday; two sons, Argil Jones of Smithville and Jerry Jones of Big Springs; five sisters, Inez McEllion of Brunswick, Ohio, Ruth Starcher and Evelyn Ferrell, both of Zanesville, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 December 1999

DORIS RICHARDS LANZO

Doris Richards Lanzo, 60, of Parma, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at Parma Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Shirdie and Eula Hosey Richards.

Surviving are her husband, Tom Lanzo; two sons, Richard Lanco of Valley City, Ohio, and Ron Lanzo of Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter, Kathy Bombalicki of Toledo, Ohio; one sister Joanne Dawson of Big Springs; three brothers, Roger Richards, Bobby Richards, and Kenny Richards, all of South Carolina; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Green, and one brother, Donald Richards.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., in Norman Ridge Church, with Rev. Randy Richards officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/23/1994

EULA E. LARRISON

Eula E. Larrison, 82, of Belpre, died Friday, June 17, 1994, at Worthington Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Howard and Minda Anderson Brannon. She taught in Ohio school systems for 35 years, retiring from Belpre Schools. She had taught in Little Hocking, Layman, Akron, and in Calhoun County. She attended North Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary J. Larrison and Emily A. Larrison, both of Belpre; two sisters, Leah Sturm of Millsboro, Del., and Bertie Haugh of Lynn Haven, Fla.; and one brother, Lenna Brannon of Beeville, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil F. Larrison, in 1987 and a half-brother, Harvey Brannon.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Conrad Lowe officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/3/1996

SHEILA M. LAUGHLIN

Sheila M. Laughlin, 41, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in Cleveland, a daughter of Carl Starcher of Coolville and Lois Cleveland of Cortland, Ohio. She was a licensed practical nurse at Calhoun General Hospital for 13 years and attended Beech United Methodist Church near Arnoldsburg.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Charles Laughlin; one son, Chas Laughlin of the home; one daughter, Sheri Laughlin of the home; one brother, Mike Starcher of Macfarlan; one sister, Sandy Marous of Munson, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Velta Starcher of Parkersburg; and maternal grandmother, Esther Sapp of Conneaut, Ohio.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

BETTY J. LAW

9/10/98

Betty J. Law, 74, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late James Alley Gunn and Elizabeth Kelly Gunn McIntire. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and West Virginia Business College, and retired from the Harrison County Clerk's office where she served as bookkeeper. She was a member of Rachel Chapter #47 Order of Eastern Star (now Queen Ester Chapter #11).

Surviving are two daughters, Victoria Seders of Bridgeport and Robin Compton of Farmington, N.M. one sister, Edna Fowler of Lorain, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Michael and Robert Seders of Bridgeport and Nathan and Tyler Compton of Farmington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Law; two brothers, Edward Bill Gunn and Robert Gunn; and two sisters, Eleanor Lutz and Emma "Boots" Johnson.

Services were held at Bridgeport Cemetery, with Rev. Thomas P. Horne officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 January 2000

LEON LAW

Leon B. Law, 76, of Chloe, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at his residence.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Cree and Gleen Watson Law. He was a farmer.

Surviving are three sons, Gary, Terry, and Mitchell Law, all of Parkersburg, one brother, Dixon Law of Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Clelia Riddel of Canton and Rella Yeager of Morgantown; Six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Hom Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Gilmer County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/20/1995

ROBERT G. LAW

Robert G. Law, 72, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, Mar. 30, 1995, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born at Big Bend, a son of the late Robert and Lettie Wilson Law. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Corp. He was a member of Bridgeport Baptist Church and several lodges. He attended Calhoun County High School and played on the football team, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Betty J. Gum Law; two daughters, Victoria Seders of Bridgeport and Robin Compton of Farmington, N.M.; one sister, June law of Columbus, Ohio; and four grandsons, Michael and Robert Seders and Tyler and Nathan Compton.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Holly and Russell Law; and two sisters, Jessie Becklom and Elodean Sovanich.

Services were held at Allen Funeral Home, Bridgeport. Burial was in Bridgeport Cemetery.

ADDENDUM - 5/4/1995

Survivors of Robert G. Law, 72, of Bridgeport, whose obituary was published April 20, include his wife of 51 years, Betty J. Gunn Law.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EARL LAYFIELD

8/26/1999

Earl E. Layfield, 64, of Middlebourne, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of Walter S. Layfield of Harrisville and the late Pauline McIntyre Layfield. He retired as a foreman at American Cyanamid Co., St. Marys, with 36 years of service. He was a member of Middlebourne Baptist Church and a trustee for 27 years.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Thelma Cunningham Layfield; two daughters, Sandra Lynch of Parkers-burg and Teresa Martin of Aberdeen, Md.; one brother, Ronald Layfield of Grantsville; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Earl Layfield, Jr.

Services were held at Middlebourne Baptist Church. Burial was in Middlebourne Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/26/1994

WANETA V. LAYFIELD

Waneta Virginia Layfield, 69, of Harrisville, died Thursday, May 19, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Lottie Cox Wilson. She was a homemaker and the co-owner of Layfield Building Supply. She was a 1944 Cairo High School graduate and a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband of more than 49 years, Richard H. Layfield; two sons, Delbert Layfield and H. Gary Layfield, both of Harrisville; two daughters, Elaine Ausbrooks of Vienna, Va., and Glenna Enoch of Harrisville; five grandsons; five granddaughters; and one first cousin who was raised in the home, Fleeta Cunningham of Harrisville.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Burlis Wilson and Corlis Wilson; one foster sister, Ona Haught; and one great-granddaughter, Victoria Holbrook.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. O. D. Harman officiating. Burial was in King Knob Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LELAH LEACH

1/30/1997

Lelah Leach, 84, of Millstone, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Ferris and Hallie Stump. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Hatzel Leach of Millstone; two daughters, Leah Garrett of Millstone and Emilie Harris of Wooster, Ohio; four sisters, Leta Boatright and Zella Stump, both of Grants-ville, Arlena Hicks of Sand Ridge and Ella Elliott of Millstone; three brothers, Loren Stump of Arnoldsburg, Denver Stump of Sand Ridge and Leon Stump of Beaver Falls, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ORVILLE LEACH

6/25/1998

Orville Leach, 88, of Millstone, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Americare of Parkersburg.

He was born at Daniels Run, the son of the late Madison and Mae Carpenter Leach. He was a retired driller in the oil and gas industry for 60 years, and was a former employee of Francis Cain Oil and Gas Co.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Oleda Leach; one daughter, Ruby Offutt of Parkersburg; two sons, Donald Leach of LaGrange, Ohio, and Richard Leach of Huntington; one sister, Ethel Slider of Beckley; one brother, Hatzel Leach of Millstone; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Joseph Law officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/9/1994

GARY L. LEE

Gary L. Lee, 50, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 30, 1994, at his residence. He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, a son of the late Howard and Virginia Lee.

Surviving are two sons, Mark A. Hawk of Texas and Greg P. Lee of Colorado; one daughter, Janet Wagner of Grantsville; one sister Sadie DeSenze of Parkersburg; one brother, James R. Lee of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren; two nieces, one nephew; one great-niece; and two great-nephews.

The body was donated to Human Gift Registry, West Virginia University. Memorial services were held at Christ United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LEOTA LEGGETT

2/25/1999

Leota Harris Fultz Leggett, 73, of Carter, Ky., died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at King's Daughters Hospital, Ashland, Ky.

She was the daughter of the late Rev. C.D. and Glada Ritchie Harris. She was a member of Christian Church, Globe, Ky.

Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Fultz Jordan of Olive Hill, Ky.; fours sons, James R. of Los Angeles, Calif., David D. of Grayson, Ky., and Danny R. and Gary, both of Carter; two sisters, Oleta Harris Heiney of Ravenna, Ohio, and Juanita Harris Wagoner of Deerfield, Ohio; two brothers, William D. Harris of Grantsville and Rev. Ray N. Harris of Spencer; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Globe Funeral Home, Olive Hill, with Rev. Clyde Holbrook officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2000

EDITH LEITH

Edith A. Leith, 87, of Summersville, died Monday, Mar. 6, 2000, in Summersville Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Bremerhaven, Germany, the daughter of the late Johannes and Adele Brinkama Mueller. She was a retired registered nurse with 25 years of service and a member of Retired Nurses Association and the Worldwide Church of God, Summersville.

Surviving are two daughters, Tete E. Fvans of Summersville and Barbara M. Downey of Chloe; one step-daughter, Sandra Reynolds of Tampa, Fla.; two step-sons, Harry Leith of Texas and Victor Leigh of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Tete Margaret Whitehill of Savoy, Ill.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Alexander F. Leith, and one sister, Liselotte Mueller Kuhnke.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday. Burial will be in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla. There will be no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ESTHER JANET LERCH

10/29/98

Esther Janet Gump Keaton Lerch, 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at Redding, Calif.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles Edward Gump and Margaret Ellison Gump.

Surviving are one son, Desmon Keaton of Redding; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, including Imogene Brock, Glen and Betty Ellison, Milford Harold of Davisville, Jennings and Bonnie Ellison of Minnora and Hazel Bullard of Minnora.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Bernell Keaton and Bill Keaton; one daughter, Glada; three brothers, Josiah Gump, Phillip Gump and Robert Gump; one sister, Estel Hinkel; and two foster sisters, Flossie Carter and Shirley Stalnaker.

Services were held at McDonald Chapel, Redding, with Rev. Jack Ennis of Faith Tabernacle officiating. Burial was in Burney Cemetery, Burney, Calif.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/4/1994

VIRGINIA LESHER

Virginia Dare Webb Lesher, 72, of Parkersburg, died Friday, July 29, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Lynch and Martha Conley Webb. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters, Many Ann Brannon of Parkersburg, Karen Anita Jarvis of South Carolina, Donita Kay Miller of Spencer and Linda Sue Lesher of Arnoldsburg; six sons, Larry Gene Lesher, Gerald Dean Lesher, David Wayne Lesher, all of Spencer, Kenneth Ray Lesher, William Allen Lesher, Leonard Neil Lesher, all of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Dixie Phillips of Waverly; two brothers, Hartsel Jack Webb, address unknown; 25 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Lesher, in 1972; three sons; and one daughter. Services were held at Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Howard Nichols officiating. Burial was in Dry Hill Cemetery, Egypt Ridge, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/3/1994

WAYNE LESTER

Wayne Lester, 50, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after a sudden illness.

He was born in Miami, Fla., a son of Sarah Gretchen Whitworth Lester of Arnoldsburg, and the late John Wellington Lester. He was a disabled U. S. Army veteran, and a member of Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Linda Lee Crawford of Memphis, Tenn., and Johanna Lester of St. Paul, Minn.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. James Riggs officiating, and burial to be in Wilson-Lester Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - November 11, 1997

D. MAXINE MORAN LEVERING

D. Maxine Moran Levering, 75, of Grantsville died Nov. 9, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Monnica Snodgrass of Ripley, after a long illness.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, a former employee of B.F. Goodrich Co., Akron, Ohio, retired co-owner/operator of Levering's General Store and was a member of Millstone Church of Christ.

Also surviving: son, Dale F. Jr. of Boston; daughters, Carolina Jean Hitchings of Troy, Ohio, M. Christine Eggleston of Ripley; six grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/19/1994

DALE FRANKLIN, LEVERING, SR.

Dale Franklin Levering, Sr., 75, of Russett Community, Grantsville, died Monday, May 16, 1994, at his home following an extended illness.

Born in Levering County, Ohio, June 30, 1918, he was a son of the late Lloyd Daniel and Gertrude Streby Levering. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in Africa and Italy. He was a 1952 graduate of Glenville State College and was a former biology teacher at Calhoun County High School for 14 years. He established Levering's Grocery Co., Russett, in 1946 and operated it until 1992. He was a member of Millstone Church of Christ where he served as song leader, Bible class teacher, and treasurer. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a former employee of Pennzoil Corporation where he served on the office staff.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine Moran Levering; one son, Dale F. Levering, Jr., of Boston, Mass.; three daughters, Mrs. Jeanie Hitchings of Troy, Ohio, Mrs. Monnica Snodgrass and Mrs. Chris Eggleston, both of Ripley; six grandchildren, Dan and Matt Levering, both of Boston; John Franklin Kimble of Troy, Tommy and Sarah Snodgrass and Tyler Dale Levering, all of Ripley; and one brother, Lloyd A. Burger of Columbus, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Douglas Levering, in 196l; and two brothers, Robert W. Levering of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Donald H. Levering of Zanesville, Ohio. Funeral services are scheduled Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelists Richard Vanhorn and Danny Lamby officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

D. MAXINE LEVERING

11/13/1997

D. Maxine Moran Levering, 75, of Russett, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Monnica Sherree Snodgrass of Ripley.

She was born in Gilmer Station, a daughter of the late Douglas Moran and Allie Deulley Moran Gunn. She was a 1940 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich Co., Akron. She and her late husband owned and operated Levering's General Store in Russett until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of Millstone Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, Dale F. Levering, Jr., of Boston, Mass.; three daughters, Carolina Jean Hitchings of Troy, Ohio, Monnica Sherree Snodgrass and M. Christine Eggleston, both of Ripley; and six grandchildren, John F. Kimble of Troy, Dan Levering of Harrisburg, Pa., Matthew Levering of Boston, Thomas M. Snodgrass and Sarah Snodgrass, both of Huntington, and Tyler Dale Levering of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Levering; and one son, Anthony Douglas Levering. Services will be held on Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MILDRED B. LEWIS

10/2/1997

Mildred Britton Lewis, 77, of Belmont, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Newberne, a daughter of the late H.R. and Dona B. Byrd Britton. She retired from Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Belmont.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Heiney of Grantsville; two sons, Thomas Lee Lewis of Mineral Wells and Robert Marvan Lewis of St. Marys; one sister, Wilma Rymer of Weston; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvan Ward Lewis, and one brother, Kenneth Britton. Services were held at Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Troy.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 7/25/1911

MARTHA E. LIGHTNER

Martha E. Bell was born Nov. 30, 1839 and died July 7th, 1911 age 71 years 7 months and 7 days. She was married to George W. Lightner Sept. 13, 1860. She was converted and became a member of the Pro-Methodist church in the year of 1875 and has lived a quiet but consistent christian life.

A weary, yet kind wife and mother is resting from her toils and troubles of this life. A pure and noble woman has left us. We miss her and we shall remember her life. Truly she was good. Her tongue was never busy with the affairs of her neighbor, but instead her hands were not idle, and the duties of her little home were not neglected. She leaves a husband, one son and two brothers and three sisters.
A NEIGHBOR.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/26/1995

LAURA LINDAMOOD

Laura Cooper Echard Lindamood, 94, of Worthington Manor Care Center, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 1995, at the center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Sarah Dotson Cooper. She was retired from Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Rosemar Church of Christ and Esther Rebekahs.

Surviving are one son, Gilbert W. Echard of Red Hill; two stepsons, Kenneth Lindamood of Morgantown and Charles Lindamood of Vienna; one stepdaughter, Ione Knapp of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles W. Echard, in 1953; her second husband, Charles H. Lindamood, in 1978; two sons, Kenneth Echard and Ernest Echard; one daughter, Twila Phillips; two stepdaughters, Kathryn Sams and Alice Paxton; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Log Church Cemetery, Ritchie County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CLARENCE LITTLE

Clarence Little, 89, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Lewis and Nellie Elliott Little. He was a retired employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a woodsman, a well tender, and a carpenter.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Ellenora O'Dell Little; two daughters, Betty Curry of Mt. Zion and Sharon Vannoy of Mineral Wells; five sons, Guy Little of Mt. Zion, Gail Little and Ronnie Little, both of Davisville, Denver Little of Mineral Wells and Donald Little of Sand Ridge; one sister, Gertrude Propst of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Willard Little of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Virgil Little of Morgantown; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by two sons, Dale Little and Hale Little; one sister; and four brothers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/13/1994

EDITH V. LITTLE

Edith V. Little, 80, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Earl E. Gates and Eva Lulu Hathaway Gates. She was retired from Montgomery Ward. She was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church and was a Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteer.

Surviving are one daughter, Margaret Cowdery of Belpre; one son, David Little of Parkersburg; five grandsons; and one sister, Elizabeth Walker of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie D. Little; one grandson, Dean Cowdery; and one brother, Carl Gates.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Charles E. Potts officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ELLENORA LITTLE

1/14/1999

Ellenora "Minnie" Little, 87, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

She was born in Yawkey, Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Harley F. and Missouri I. Cox O'Dell. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are five sons, Guy Little of Mt. Zion, Gail and Ronald Little, both of Davisville, Denver Little of Mineral Wells and Donald Lee Little of Sand Ridge; two daughters, Betty Curry of Mt. Zion and Sharon Vannoy of Mineral Wells; 16 grand-children; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Little; two sons; five brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Paul Morrison and Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/14/1996

EMILY JANE LITTLE

Emily Jane Little, 66, of Grantsville, died Monday, Mar. 4, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in Cottageville, a daughter of the late J.J. "Jed" Rhodes.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers and quilting.

Surviving are her husband, Everett Leonard Little; one daughter, Hattie Starcher of Orma; one stepdaughter, Mayjean Lowe of Reedy; eight sons, Gerald Little of Marietta, Fred Little, Commodore Little, Joe Little, Robert "Buddy" Little and Davey Little, all of Grantsville, and Harley "Whitey" Little and Harlan "Blackie" Little, both of Spencer; one stepson, James Little of Lexington, Ken.; four brothers, Jim Little, Sam Little and David Rhodes, all of Cottageville, and Doc Rhodes of Parkersburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by seven children and four sisters.

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

3/21/1996

Correction to information received in last week's obituray for Emily Jane Little: Survivors include four brothers, Jim Rhodes, Sam Rhodes and David Rhodes, all of Cottageville, and Doc Rhodes of Parkersburg; and one great-grandchild.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EVERETT L. LITTLE

7/3/1997

Everett L. Little, 91, of Spencer, died Thursday, June 26, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late Joe and Betty Starcher Little. He was a farmer, a former coal miner, and a former employee of WVDOH and Spencer Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are nine sons, James Little of Ashland, Ky., Gerald Little of Marietta, Fred Little, Commodore Little, Joe Little, Robert "Bud" Little and David Little, all of Grantsville, and Harlan "Blackie" Little and Harley "Whitney" Little, both of Spencer; two daughters, Mae Lowe of Reedy and Hattie "Sissy" Starcher of Orma; one brother, Fred Little of Ohio; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Jane Rhodes Little; six children; one brother; and one sister.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Carl R. Marks officiating. Burial was in Hur Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WILLARD LITTLE

1/15/1998

Willard Little, 82, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, in St. Joseph Medical Center, Ft. Wayne.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Lewis and Nellie Elliott Little. He retired from Fruehauf Trailer Copr. in 1981 after 35 years. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 776.

Surviving are one son, D. Bruce Little of Ft. Wayne; one daughter, Janice I. Little of Ft. Wayne; one sister Gertrude Propst of Grantsville, and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna E. Little, in 1993.

Services were held at D. O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, Ft. Wayne. Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery, Ft. Wayne.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/6/1994

CLAUDE O. LOCKHART

Claude O. Lockhart, 89, of Belpre, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1993, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late John and Fonie Wilson Lockhart. He worked for American Viscose Co. for 17 years and for Union Carbide until his retirement. He was a member of the Marietta Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Lockhart; one daughter, Clara Williams of Elyria, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Connie Holbert of Chester, Va.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Clay Lockhart of Westminster, Calif.; two sisters, Laura Cooper and Goldie Perkins, both of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Velma Ott Lockhart; one son, Calvin Lockhart; one stepson, Ronnie Conley; four brothers, and one sister.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Evangelist Ron Laughery officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/24/1994

LUCILLE W. LOCKHART

Lucille W. Lockhart, 82, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 1994, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John and Mattie Erlewine Walker. She was a Calhoun County High School graduate, and taught school in Calhoun County. She was a member of Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, and Seventh Street United Methodist Church, where she was active in Rachel Missions Circle and Friendship Sunday School Class.

Surviving are one sister, Vada W. Smith of Parkersburg; five stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Yancy S.Lockhart; one stepson, Richard Lockhart; and four brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Frank G. Plybon, Jr., and Rev. Loyde H. Hartley officiating, and burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


ROBERT BERNARD LOCKNEY

Robert Bernard Lockney, 57, of Sand Ridge, Calhoun County, died Saturaday evening, January 14, 1978, in Clarksburg, W.Va. hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late John and Eula Schoolcraft Lockney.

He was a World War II veteran and was employed by Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Eunice Lockney, three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Powell of Spencer, Mrs. Wilda Stump of Sand Ridge; and Mrs. Leah Jean Davis of Arnoldsburg. ( Three children from his first late wife Iva Evelene Walker Lockney; a daughter Barbara Ann Lockney Clark station in Germany with the U.S. Army; a son James Ernest Lockney of Parkersburrg, W.Va. and a daughter Sheila Donna Lynn Lockney of Parkersburg, W.Va.)

Services will be held Thursday, January 19, at Stump Funeral Home with brother Glendon McKee officiating and burial will be in the Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Barbara Lockney)


IVA EVELENE LOCKNEY

Iva Evelene Lockney, 36, of Stumptown, W. Va. died Tuesday, November 5, 1963.

She was born December 4, 1926 in Roane County near Gandeeville, daughter of Holly B. and Martha Edna Snyder Walker.

Survivors include her parents; one son James Ernest Lockney; two daughters, Barbara Ann and Sheila Donna Lynn Lockney, all at home; one sister, Virginia Martin of Elizabeth, W.Va.; two brothers, Charles Edward of Spencer, W.Va. and Harry Preston Walker of Parkersburg, W.Va. (Estanged husband Robert Bernard Lockney)

Funeral Services will be held at the Mt. Pisgah Church in Stumptown at 10 a.m., Friday, with Pastor B.O. Vanhorn officiating. Interment will be in Droddy Cemetery at Walton. W.Va.

Friends may call at Stump Funeral Home until the time of services.

(Barbara Lockney)


JOHN R. LOCKNEY

John R. Lockney, 79, of Sand Ridge, died suddenly Wednesday morning, January 12, following a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, son of the late Charles and Anna Wallbrown Lockney. He was a retired farmer and gas and oil producer. He was a former maintenance director for the Calhoun County Board of Education.

Survivors incluide his wife, Mrs. Eula Schoolcraft Lockney of Sand Ridge; one son, Robert B. Lockney of Sand Ridge; three daughters, Goldie Lockney, Mrs. Leah Lockney Davis of Arnoldsburg, Mrs. Wilda Lockney Stump of Sand Ridge; one brother Goff Lockney of Ravenna, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 15, 1972 at Stump Funeral Home with Minister Glendon McKee officiating. Interment was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Barbara Lockney)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

NEVA LUCILLE LOVETT

10/30/1997

Neva Lucille Lovett, 82, a resident of Harrisonburg, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 8, 1915, in Ellenboro, a daughter of the late I. Hamen and Alma Rymer Lowther.

She was a member of Weston Chapter #40 Order of Eastern Star, Clarksburg Omega White Shrine #15, Fern Leaf Rebecca Lodge, American Legion #4, and Knotts Memorial United Metho-dist Church, Grantsville, where she was the organist for 30 years.

Surviving are her husband, Mark T. Lovett; a daughter, Ruth Ellen Gira of Harrisonburg; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be private, with Pastor Larry Roth officiating, and burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ESTA LOWE

9/3/1998

Esta L. Lowe, 86, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.

She was born in Minnora, the daughter of the late Thurman and Maude Jarvis Bush. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one half-brother, Don Bush of Grantsville, and one half-sister, Dorothy Propst of Zephyr Hills, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph D. Lowe.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/4/1996

HATTIE M. LOWE

Hattie M. Lowe, 63, of Palestine, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George and Flossie Coon Husk. She was a waitress and a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 6608, Elizabeth, and Gospel Light Church, Palestine. She was a lifelong resident of Wirt County.

Surviving are three sons, John Lowe of Palestine, David Lowe and James Leroy Lowe, both of Elizabeth; two daughters, Sherral Graham and Eva Murray, both of Elizabeth; two brothers, Joe Husk of Mineral City, Ohio, and Roy Steve Husk of New Philadelphia, Ohio; five sisters, Gloria Anderson, Linda Husk and Donna Perry, all of Akron, Ohio, Cindy Parsons of Arnoldsburg and Helen Stout of Mineral City; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lowe, in 1976; two daughters, Debra S. Lowe and Betty Lowe; one brother, Martin Husk; and two sisters, Gladys Hussel and Vada Marie Robertson. Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Paul Deem and Rev. Ray Whiteman officiating. Burial was in Mayberry Cemetery, Palestine.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/11/1995

NELLIE B. LOWE

Nellie B. Lowe, 77, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, May 7, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Clay County, a daughter of Lanty P. Mollohan of Parkersburg, and the late Maud Rogers Mollohan. She was a former employee of Rubber Crafters and served as an aide at Calhoun General Hospital for several years. She enjoyed sewing and raising flowers and was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her father are one son, Scott Lowe of Parkersburg; two daughters, Sue Farnsworth of Burning Springs and William Jean Moore of Cleveland; one brother, Arnold Mollohan of Elizabeth; four sisters, Mable Justice of Reedy, Hallie Cunningham of Burning Springs, Ruth Kun and Bonnie Worstell, both of Marietta; one uncle, Charles Rogers of Delaware; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Garland Dale Lowe, in 1939, and James "Pete" Lowe, in 1988; two brothers, Anis Mollohan and John Lynn Mollohan; two sisters, Gertrude Stout and Frances "Birdie" Mollohan; and one grandson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Michael Lamb officiating, and burial in Hardman Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/24/1994

RALPH D. LOWE

Ralph D. Lowe, 91, of Vienna, died Friday, Nov. 18, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Round Knob, Roane County, a son of the late Christopher and Emma S. Sinnett Lowe. He was a retired civil engineer for W. Va. Dept. of Highways and had served as a civil engineer during World War II in the construction of defense plants. He was a member of Advent Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Esta Lowe; two sisters, Beulah Taylor and Ethelyn Shimp, both of Spencer; and one brother, Richard Lowe of Spencer.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 February 2000

CRAIG LOWERY

Craig "Stork" Lowery, 40, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Cross Lanes from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was the son of Arless Darren and Sharon Weaver Lowery. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of Lutheran Church, Fremont, Ohio.

Services with full military rites were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jesse Keenan officiating. Burial was in Kight Cemetery, White Pine.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/24/1995

REV. DWIGHT LOWTHER

Rev. Dwight Lowther, 87, of Claremont, N.C., died Sunday, Aug. 20, 1995, in a Dunbar personal care home after a short illness.

He was born at Lawford, W.Va., and was an ordained American Baptist minister. He served as pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Kanawha City, and also pastored churches in Pratt, Cowen, Craigsville, and Grantsville. He was manager of West Virginia Baptist Camp, Cowen, for 12 years. He was a founding member of Trinity Baptist Church, Newton, N.C., and was retired from Newton YMCA.

Surviving are a son, Dwight Kay of South Charleston; a daughter, Patricia Rice of Newton, N.C.; sister, Wanema Nuttall of Boise, Idaho; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret.

Memorial services and visitations will be at Trinity Baptist Church, Newton, N.C., on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Brant Hoots and Dwight K. Lowther officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 4, Newton, NC 28658.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/11/1994

PEARLIE R. LOWTHER

Pearlie Ray Lowther, 81, of Orma, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 1994, at Richwood Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born in Tyler County and was a farmer.

Surviving are his caretaker, Sharon Suttle of Orma, with whom he resided.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Orma United Methodist Church, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Orma Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/14/1996

BONNIE L. LUCAS

Bonnie L. Lucas, 71, of Belleville, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Minnie May Hicks of Parkersburg and the late Harley Hicks. She was a homemaker.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Paul K. Lucas; one son, Paul K. Lucas, Jr., of Belleville; one daughter, Carol McMahan of Washington; two brothers, Creed Hicks of Cutler, Ohio, and Delbert Hicks of Parkersburg; four sisters, Rosie Wolfe, Wilma Sams, Joy Marquis and Ilene Echols, all of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Donnie Arthur; and one granddaughter, Melissa Mae Lucas.

Services were held at Chapel of Peace, Sunset Memory Gardens, with Rev. Gregory Godwin officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Mausoleum.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EVA LUDWIG

8/27/1998

Eva Ludwig, 91, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ralph and Nora Yoke Ayers.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Tassinare of Southfield, Mich.; one grandson, Steven Neale of Corona, Calif.; two brothers, Paul Ayers of Parkersburg and James Ayers of Tampa, Fla.; and one sister, Mary Casto of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Ludwig, Sr.; one son, Curtis Ludwig, Jr.; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Big Tygart Cemetery, with Rev. Paul Russell officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 February 2000

KATHLEEN LYDICK

Kathleen Jo Lydick, 73, of Glenville, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was the daughter of Hazel Flint Snyder of Ravenswood Village Healthcare and the late Hugh Snyder. She was formerly an employee of BF Goodrich, Grantsville, and worked 21 years as a cook for Gilmer County Board of Education.

Surviving in addition to her mother are four sons, Robert Ferguson of Laureville, Ohio, Patrick Ferguson of Pennsboro and Kenneth Ferguson and Roger Lydick, both of Glenville; one sister, Wauline Snyder of Glenville; 11 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and life-long companion, Clyde Cumberledge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Lydick, and one brother, Eugene Snyder.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas and Rev. Gary Knocks officiating. Burial will be in Nobe Cemetery, Nobe. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BESSIE LYNCH

6/17/1999

Bessie G. Lynch, 77, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jay and Maude Ward Smith. She was a life member of Weirton Volun-teer Fire Dept. Auxiliary and was a former president of Easter Seal Society of Weirton.

Surviving are her husband, James J. Lynch, Jr.; one daughter, Bonieta Himmelrick of Weirton; one brother, Victor Smith of Akron, Ohio; and two grandchildren, David Michael Himmelrick of Wheeling and Norman J. Himmelrick of Weirton.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul, Jay, Albert and Cleo Smith.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 December 1999

DARWIN 'BUSTER' LYNCH

Darwin "Buster" Lynch, 82, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Amoldsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at Barberton Manor Care.

He was born in Millstone, the son of the late Homer and Maude McCulty Lynch. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a veteran of World War 11 with the U.S. Army having served in the Pacific as an auto mechanic. He was retired from Stalwart Rubber Co., Bedford, Ohio, and was a Methodist.

Surviving are three sisters, Nina Mendenhall, Helen Blanchfield and Leah Sturm, all of Barberton; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Sand Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. There was no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Charleston Gazette" - June 16, 1999

BESSIE G. LYNCH

Bessie G. Lynch, 77, of Mount Zion, formerly of Weirton, died June 14, 1999, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville.

She was a life member of Weirton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and was a former president of Easter Seal Society of Weirton.

Surviving: husband, James J. Lynch Jr.; daughter, Bonieta Himmelrick of Weirton; brother, Victor Smith of Akron, Ohio; grandchildren, David Michael Himmelrick of Wheeling, Norman J. Himmelrick of Weirton.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Mount Zion. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MERLE W. LYNCH

2/26/1998

Merle Witte Lynch, 92, of Charleston died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison.

She was born in Arnoldsburg and was a retired postmaster at Millstone from 1964 to 1980. She was a member of Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are two daughters, Norma Boggs of Clothier and Patricia Laughlin of Charleston; one sister, Elsie Wilson of Frametown; and one great-grandson, Bryan W. Boggs of Flower Mound, Tex.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Lynch; one daughter, Betty Jo Lynch; an infant son; and one grandson, William B. Boggs.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RANDALL R. LYNCH

1/8/1998

Randall R. "Pipewrench" Lynch, 51, of Creston, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Parkersburg, a son of Seaward Lynch of Creston and the late Emma Blankenship Lynch. He was a 1964 graduate of Wirt County High School and attended Glenville State College. He was an oil and natural gas producer and owner of several Creston-based businesses including Weva Operating, R&R Construction, R&A Production, Creston Well Service and L&W Farms. He was an overseer of Mt. Pleasant (Groundhog) Cemetery, enjoyed hunting, and was a longtime CB radio operator, having been known under the handle Pipewrench.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Barbara Ann Vandale Lynch; one son, Randall Lynch of Creston; two daughters, Christina Miller of Annamoriah and Stephanie Lynch of Gallipolis; two brothers, Robert Lynch of Creston and Rodney Lynch of Akron; and two granddaughters.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, near Creston, with Pastor Ron Swiney officiating. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, c/o Busch Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Elizabeth, WV 26143.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROBERT LYNCH

9/16/1999

Robert Lynch, 84, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Arnolds-burg, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at Pleasant View Healthcare Center, Barberton.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Homer and Maude McCulty Lynch. He was a 1935 graduate of Calhoun County High School where he played football. He spent four years in the South Pacific during World War II, and was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Ribbon, and World War II Medal. In 1945, he began working at Firestone Rubber Co., Akron, and retired after 28 years of service and returned to Arnoldsburg. He was a member and past president of Bear Fork Hunting Club and was involved in the Calhoun County Democratic Committee.

Surviving are three sisters, Nina Mendenhall, Helen Blanchfield and Leah Sturm, all of Barberton; one brother, Darwin Lynch of Barberton; two nieces, Frances Downs of Pineville and Sharon Murphy of Williamstown; one nephew, Gregory Sturm of Barberton; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/9/1995

CHARLES M. LYONS

Charles Michael Lyons, 22, of Glenville, died Friday, Mar. 3, 1995, in Glenville of an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Nina Lyons Wilfong of Glenville and David L. Lyons of Burnsville. He was a graduate of Gilmer County High School where he was a member of the school choir. He was a student at Glenville State College and was an artist. He was an Eagle Scout and former assistant scout master of Glenville Troop 79. He attended Ellis Grove United Methodist Church near Glenville and was active in the Sand Fork Baptist Church Youth Fellowship.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, David M. Lyons of Sand Fork and Nathaniel Lyons of Linn; three step-sisters, Michelle Wilfong of Hinton, Joanie Wilfong and Stephanie Wilfong, both of Burnsville; a step-brother, J. D. Wilfong of Weston; step-father, John Wilfing of Glenville; and maternal grandmother, Losie Carter of Nicut.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Wilson M. Murphy officiating. Burial was in Hardway Cemetery, Elmira, Braxton County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/6/1995

ETTA BELL LYONS

Etta Bell Lyons, 85, of Ravenswood, died Saturday, July 1, 1995, at Ravenswood Village.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Amos and Minnie Lance Burnside. She was a member of Bergoo Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Robert Lyons of Linden, N.C., Richard Lyons of Ravenswood and William Lyons of Williamstown; five daughters, Virginia Asbury, Joy Wolfe, Peggy Lyke and Mary Kay Staats, all of Ravenswood, and Shirley Miller of Charlotte, N.C.; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Moore and Alva McGlothlin, both of Heartland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Staveley Lyons; and five brothers.

Services were held at Straight-Tucker & Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Rev. Gene Waybright officiating. Burial was in Ravenswood Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/21/1994

RUTH LYONS

Ruth E. Lyons, 84, of Creston, Ohio, died Thursday, Mar. 31, at her residence after a long illness.

She was born in 1909 in Big Otter to Joshua and Eliza (Miller) Tanner and married Robert Lee Lyons on Aug. 1, 1934. He died Nov. 14, 1960. She had made her home in the Nebo area most of her life, moving to Creston eight years ago. She was a nurse's aide at the former Rosy Rae Nursing Home in Seville. She was a member of Grace Cathedral, Akron, Ohio, and was an avid quilter and banjo player.

Surviving are six children. Mrs. David (Rosalee) Metheney and Mrs. Ronzel (Betty) Tanner, both of Creston, Franklin of Sharon, Pa., David Lee Lyons of Burnsville, Mrs. George (Janet Kay) Bourne of Hermitage, Pa., and Eliza Jane Hanshaw of Clay; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, James Tanner of Creston; and three sisters, Anna Jarvis, Clara Tanner, and Mary Drake, all of Chloe.

In addition to her husband, one son, Virgil, two infant children, one sister, Amanda, and four brothers, Owen, Ernest, Sherdon and Robert, died previously.

Services were held at Murray Funeral Home, Creston, with Rev. William Davis officiating. Burial was in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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