"L" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Dec 2003

ELLEN LAFFERRE

Ellen J. Lafferre, 79, of Harrisville, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the residence of her daughter, Jackie Webber.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jerry and Ora Vankirk King. She was a newspaper columnist and a former realtor, and a member of American Legion.

Surviving are two sons, Jim Mullen of Parkersburg and Bill Lafferre of Toronto, Canada; three daughters, Connie Shutts of Parkersburg, Jackie Webber of Harrisville and Judy Abbas of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sisters, Goldie Campbell of Belpre, Ohio, and Mary Ide of Columbus, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Chasidy Edwards.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Lafferre; two sisters, Ethel Clark and Icy Hudson; five brothers, Lee, Lester, Lloyd, Lantie and Bob King; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were scheduled Monday, 11 a.m., at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Pat Hoover officiating, and burial in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 September 2002

BRENDA LOUISE LAMB

Brenda Louise Lamb, 43, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, in Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of General Hartford Lamb and the late Callie Katherine Sears Drake.

Surviving are three sons, Arland G. McCartney, Jason E. McCartney and Eric S. McCartney, all of Parkersburg; six brothers, Billy G. Lamb, Robert D. Lamb and Ray Keith Lamb, all of Duck, William G. Neeley of Nicut, Roger D. Lamb of Grantsville and Bernard Lee Lamb of North Carolina; three sisters, Linda Boggs, Rosemary Brady and Ann Brady, all of Duck; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl C. Eastern officiating. Burial was in Morefork Cemetery, Big Otter.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Dec 2003

CREED LAMB

Creed Lamb, 92, of South Charleston, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Dr. C.R. and Nannie Conley Lamb. He was retired from FMC with 40 years of service. He was a member of South Charleston Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Halcie M. Deel Lamb; one son, Ronald Lamb of Ludington, Mich.; two grandchildren; one brother, James C. Lamb of St. Albans; and three sisters, Losie Dye and husband Howard of Chloe, Hazel Christian of Gauley Bridge and Macel Snyder of Scottsdale, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Gertrude Groggs, Ruby Finley, Nelle Downey and Goldie Rice, and one brother, Clifford Lamb.

Services were held at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Minister Louis Watts officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2007

GENERAL LAMB

General H. Lamb, 73, of Nebo, Clay County, West Virginia, passed away August 4, 2007 at Laural Nursing and rehabilitation Center at Big Otter.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ollie Hall. He was a retired timberman.

Surviving are five sons, Roger Lamb of Grantsville, Robert Lamb of Nicut, Keith Lamb of Hallburg, Billy lamb of Elmira and Joe Lamb of North Carolina; 2 daughters, Rosemary Duffield of Ovapa, and Ann Lamb of Duck; a brother, Russell Hall of Charleston; 2 sisters, Evelyn Sears and Naomi Metheney both of Floe; caregiver and granddaughter Tracy Cottrell and her husband Jason of Nebo; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Lamb.

Stump Funeral Home of Arnoldsburg is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services were held at Green Cemetery at Nebo. with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2008

HALCIE LAMB

Halcie M. Lamb, 92, of South Charleston, died Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2008, in Ludington Woods Care, Ludington, Mich.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Okie Deel and Ivy Postalwaite Deel Helmick.

She was a 1936 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was a retired sales clerk from Sears, Roebuck and Co., and was a member of South Charleston Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, Ronald Lamb of Ludington; two grandchildren; one sister, Maxine Witte of St. Albans; one stepsister, Darlia Lowe of Massillon, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Creed, and two brothers, Marcel Deel of Pineville and Forest Deel of Mansfield, Ohio.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Minister Louis Watts officiating, and burial in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 May 2009

AMBER NICHOLE LAMP

Amber Nichole Lamp, 24, of Big Springs, died Saturday, May 2, 2009.

Surviving are one daughter, Natessa N. Little of Big Springs; mother, Loretta Freshour; stepfather, Boyd Richards; father, Joey Lamp; one brother, Anthony Richards; maternal grandmother, Norma Freshour; paternal grandmother, Madeline Lamp; and great-grandmother, Ocie Blanche Bell.

She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Harold Freshour and Jim Lamp, and great-grandfather, Cecil Bell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 April 2002

CHARLES "BUD" LAMP

Charles W. "Bud" Lamp, 81, of Smithville, died Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2002, in Parkersburg.

He was born in McFarland, the son of the late Samuel and Anna Bennett Lamp. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had been an oil field worker with Allegheny Land and Mineral, Clarksburg, and Loris Swadley Drilling. He was a member of Hardman Chapel, Smithville, and Harris-Ritchie VFW Post 3554.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret M. Stanley Lamp; five sons, Charles "Buddy" Lamp of Ellenboro, Bernard Lamp and David Lamp, both of Harrisville, Roger Lamp of Glendale and Ronald Lamp of Elizabeth; two daughters, Mary L. Richards of Smithville and Anna K. Satterfield of Ellenboro; three brothers, Homer Lamp of Five Forks, Donald Lamp of Kanawha and Roscoe Lamp of Parkersburg; five sisters, Mildred Kontul, Margaret Shelton and Letha Mae Bartow, all of Cleveland, and Florence Swisher and Janet Trembly, both of McFarland; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Sees and Ethel Dalton.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Burial was in Ayers Cemetery, Smithville, with military rites by Harris-Ritchie Post 3554.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2001

RAYANNA LANCASTER

Rayanna Louise Lancaster, 27, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

She was the daughter of Homer R. and Barbara A. Snider Wilson of Big Springs. She was a teacher and coordinator for family development of Head Start, and was working towards the completion of a master's degree in elementary education. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and had been attending Cisco Community Church.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Chad E. Lancaster of Harrisville; three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle E. Wilson of Five Forks and Bryan K. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Homer R. Wilson II, all of Parkersburg; one brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. David L. Lancaster of Wirt County; and two nieces and three nephews, Kayla, Lucas and Soney Wilson, all of Five Forks, Brooke Lancaster of Wirt County and Kyle Wilson of North Carolina.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 Sep 2003

RICHARD LANCASTER

Richard (Lanky) Lancaster, 77, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Elzie R. and Martha B. Richards Lancaster. He retired from Consolidated Gas Supply in 1983 as assistant superintendent after 37 years of service. He was president and CEO of his own construction company, Lancaster Woodworking, which he started in 1956 and operated with all four sons until 1989 when he turned it over to his sons. He was involved until 1975 in the operation of a local restaurant owned and managed by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Eleanor Lancaster. He and his sons enjoyed working on Victory Baptist Church, where he was a member for 12 years.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Eleanor Gillespie Lancaster; four sons, Joseph Lancaster and wife Sandra, James Lancaster and wife Donna, all of Grantsville, Rev. David Lancaster and wife Linda of Morgantown and Timothy Lancaster of Parkersburg; two daughters, Martha Bennett and husband Bill of Parkersburg and Mary Jenks and husband Raymond of Washington; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Greg Lancaster, wife Traci, sons Jacob and Kaden of Elizabeth; Kyle Lancaster, wife Tracy, daughter Addison of Arnoldsburg; Kevin Lancaster of Newport News, Va.; Allison Bennett of Parkersburg; Chris Jenks of Washington; Amanda Moneypenny, husband David, daughters Morgan and Victoria of Rock Hill, S.C.; Missy Ives, husband Chuck, daughter Dakota of Tucson, Ariz.; David Lancaster II, wife Sarah, daughter Brooke of Munday; and Chad Lancaster of Harrisville; three brothers, Francis Lancaster of Grafton and Jesse Lancaster and Robert Lancaster, both of Luray, Va.; and one sister, Peggy Minear of Nutter Fort.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter-in-law, Rayanna Lancaster.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Worf and Joe Lancaster officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 March 2008

EARNEST NEWLON LANE

Earnest Newlon Lane, 89, of Nicut, died Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

He was born at Nicut, the son of the late Jim and Ida Metz Lane. He was a heavy equipment operator on pipeline construction and was a retired member of Operating Engineers Union, Barberton, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Jones Lane; four sons, Shirley Gale Lane of Illinois and Jack Lane, Timothy Lane and Larry Lane, all of Nicut; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Gumm of Nicut and Sandra K. Beitz of Williamstown; one brother, Carl Lane of Fairmont; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son and five brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 September 2008

KENNETH GLEN LANE

Kenneth Glen Lane, 65, of Normantown, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at his home.

He was the son of Jeanette Lane of Clarksburg and the late Hurl Lane.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Sharon McClure of Parkersburg and Nellie Fullen of Wellington, Ohio; five grandchildren, Shelly and Sheena McClure, Brandon Fullen and Christopher and Austin Fullen; seven step-children, Janice Smith, Jeannie Ross, Richard Dowell, Carol Cozart, Louise Wolverton, Linda Taylor and Donnie Dowell; five brothers, Charles Lane of Michigan and Ronald, Milton, Tom and Norman Lane, all of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Debbie Cooper of Edmund and Rita Butler of Grandy, N.C.; step-mother, Velora Lane; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Letha Lane, and one brother, Eugene Lane.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 October 2007

LARRY EDWARD LANE

Larry Edward "Bud" lane, 66, of Nicut, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ralph and Arlie Harold Lane. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut.

Surviving are four sisters, Jean Sears of Nicut, Brenda Davisson of Florida, Ruth Morgan of Wisconsin and Nancy Stemple of Arnoldsburg; seven brothers, Denzil Lane of Pennsylvania, William Paul Lane and Everett Lane, both of Nicut, Howard Lane of Orma, Ronnie Lane of Ravenswood, Michael Lane of Florida and Charles Lane of Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James Earl Lane.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Beech Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2008

LETHA PARSONS DOWELL LANE

Letha Parsons Dowell Lane, 80, of Normantown, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Harrison and Agglentine Parsons.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Lane; two sons, Richard Dowell of Lockney and Donnie Dowell of Cleveland, Ohio; five daughters, Janice Smith and Linda Taylor, both of Lockney, Carol Cozart of Ravenna, Ohio, Louise Wolverton of Big Root and Jean Ross of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Roy Parsons and Doy Parsons, both of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, James, and one granddaughter, Lynn.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2001

ROBERT LANE

Robert M. Lane, 64, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Kalamazoo, Mich., the son of the late Harold and Dorothy Blake Lane. He was a controls engineer for General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler Corp. and was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Surviving are his long-time friend and companion, Iline Compton of Grantsville. He was the last member of his family.

There was no visitation. Private burial will be in Michigan.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 February 2005

ROUD LANE

Roud Lane, 98, of Nicut, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at his home.

He was the son of the late James and Ida Metz Lane. He was a retired trucker and farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Hanie Cottrell Lane; two daughters, Maxine Felter of Massillon, Ohio, and Betty Eddy of Lumberton, N.J.; two sons, Russell Fay Lane of Navarre, Ohio, and Roud Lane, Jr., of Bolivar, Ohio; two brothers, Carl Lane of Fairmont and Newlon Lane of Nicut; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph Lane, Hurl Lane, Otha Lane and Ezra Groves.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glenville McBride officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 March 2002 (Obituary from June 12, 1960)

VIRGINIA KING LANE

Virginia King Lane, 38, of Orma, was killed in a car accident on Rt. 16 between Stinson and Chloe, according to State Police reports.

She was the daughter of the late Milton and Linda Sears King. She had been working in Ohio.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda S. King; four brothers, Russell and Roy King of Orma, Doy King of Nettle and Thomas King of Akron; and four sisters, Eula Cottrell of Markleysburg, Pa., Mrs. Gothel Bishop of Sand Fork, Mrs. James Comley of Loraine, Ohio, and Gay King of Orma.

Services were held at Fairview Methodist Church, near Nicut. Burial was in King Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 September 2008

LILLY LANHAM

Lilly Lanham, 86, of Leafbank Road, Grantsville, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Emery and Elizabeth Smith Ferrell.

Surviving are one daughter, Norma Lanham Yoak of Grantsville; one sister, Mabel McIntyre of Big Bend; four grandchildren, Danny Yoak of Elizabeth, Brenda Yoak Ackley of Grantsville, Angela Yoak of Big Bend and Joseph Yoak of Cox's Mills; four great-grandchildren, Jana Foster, Leah Wagoner, Sierra Yoak and Joseph S. Yoak; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Lanham; two sisters, Lara Hedges and Laura Ferrell; three brothers, Albert, Bruce and Lester Ferrell; and one granddaughter, Cassie Yoak.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 May 2002

BARBARA LAPCHYNSKI

Barbara M. Lapchynski, 71, of Sandusky, Ohio, died Friday, May 3, 2002.

She was born in Cremo, the daughter of the late Alva and Marilee Morris Starcher.

Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Stanley Lapchynski; one daughter, Susan Reese of Cleveland, Ohio; two sons, Charles of Lansing, Mich., and Douglas of Xenia, Ohio; four grandchildren; one sister, Erma June Ruehr of Shalersville, Ohio; and four brothers, Alva Starcher of Doylestown, Ohio, Glen Starcher of Carrollton, Ohio, Claude Starcher of Hudson, Ohio, and Dan Starcher of Stow, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hanson and Sarah Starcher of Cremo; one brother, Clyde Starcher; and one grandson, Christopher Joseph Hadacek.

Services were held at Riverside Cemetery, Shalersville, Ohio. burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Mar 2004

LESSIE VIRGINIA LARCH

Lessie Virginia Starcher Larch, 103, died Sunday, Mar. 21, 2004, at the home of her daughter, Jodie Keen.

She was born at Beech, the daughter of the late Leonard C. and Flora Hackney Starcher. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Jodie Keen of Hometown and Bonnie M. Drake of Glenville; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandsons; 19 great-great-grand-children; one great-great-great-grandson; and one sister, Berta Beckett of Hurricane.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Preston M. “Pat” Larch; four sisters, Hetta Eismon, Leafy M. Starcher, Velma Drake and Ernestine Morris; five brothers, Lital, Archibald, Loring, Zollie and Chester Starcher; and two great-great-grandsons.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Paul Drake officiating, and burial in Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 June 2009

JACK LAUFF

Jack R. Lauff, 75, of Burnt House, died Friday, June 12, 2009.

He was born in St. Louis, Mo., the son of the late Jacob and Edna Richter Lauff.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1954-1956 and retired as a baker with Kroger's, St. Louis.

He was a member of Snyder Community Chapel, Annamoriah.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Vivian Sutphin Lauff; two sons, Daniel Lauff of Hinton, Va., and Christopher Lauff of Burnt House; one daughter, Sheila Belknap of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Doris Kemnitz of Dallas, Tex.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Jacqueline Haumesser.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Farley Blankenship officiating, and burial in New Mt. Olive Cemetery, Burnt House.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 September 2008

BERNICE LAUGHLIN

Bernice Laughlin, 83, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Grover and Stella Metheney Houchin.

She was a member of Beech United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children, Larry and Bonnie Laughlin, Gary and Rita Laughlin, Charles Laughlin and Vickie Laughlin, all of Arnoldsburg, Ronnie and Tara Laughlin of Grantsville and Mary Lou and Edward Reed of Glenville; one brother, Grover Houchin, Jr., of Minnora; three sisters, Opal Jett and Ellen Marie McKown, both of Arnoldsburg, and Madge McKown of Minnora; grandchildren, Laura Shreckengost, Leila Gregory, Jennifer Kerby, Ashley Reed, Scott Laughlin, Tara Miller, Chas Laughlin, Cheri Laughlin, Adam Lane, Sara Richards and Dakota Laughlin; and great-grandchildren, Tasha Shreckengost, Levi Gregory, Lexi Gregory, Logan McKown, Kiera McKown, Mattea Miller, Lana Laughlin, Cole Lane, Allie Lane and Hayden Richards.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonzo Laughlin; two brothers, Clyde and Forest Houchin; two sisters, Ruth Simmons and Eula Kerns; and two infant children.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Jun 2002

JOE LAUGHLIN

L. Joe Laughlin, 92, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison.

He was born near Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Alva and Millie Hall Laughlin.

He was a retired drilling superintendent for Commonwealth Gas Co.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Hoskins Laughlin; two sons, Ron Laughlin of Charleston and Charles A. Laughlin of South Charleston; one brother, Bill Laughlin of Arnoldsburg; and one grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Beech.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 05 June 2003

ETHEL MAY LAW

Ethel May Carpenter Law, 92, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Manor Care, Westerville, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late Alexander and Selina Carpenter.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Green and Shirley Jaskulski; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-­great-grandchild; one brother, Gene Carpenter; two sisters, Bessie Basnett of Annamoriah and Virginia Killeen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Holly; and sib­lings, Austin, Clarence, Lona Maze, Dene, Jennings and Loie.

Graveside services were held at Big Bend Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2008

WILLIAM RYMER LAW

William Rymer "Doc" Law, 94, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James B. and Dale Law. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was owner of Law Hardware, Grantsville, for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, where he attended Fell Kennedy Sunday School class.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Law and Tom Law and wife Karen, all of Grantsville, and Joe Law and wife Dianne and Bill Law and wife Connie, all of Parkersburg; one sister, Eva Langston of Hendersonville, N.C.; one brother, Jim Law; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elodean Riggs Law; one infant sister; and one brother, Ronzel Law.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher and Deacon Shirley Fitzwater officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 November 2004

GENEVA LAWSON

Geneva Robinson Lawson, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at the home of her daughter.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Gray and Hollie Bailey Robinson. She was a lifelong homemaker and a member of Rosedale United Methodist Church at Rosedale.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Laughlin of Arnoldsburg and Alma Brady of Shock; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Lawson; three sons, Lennis Lawson, Alva Lawson and Hoyt Ben Lawson; and one grandson, Samuel Gray Lawson.

Services were held at Rosedale U.M. Church with Rev. Alva Loyd and Rev. Denzil Lawson officiating. Burial was in Lawson Cemetery, Spruce Fork of Frozen Run, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2008

LAWRENCE LAWSON

Lawrence "Windy" Lawson, 81, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Veterans Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Homer and Clara Cottrill Lawson.

He served in the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post 6608. He retired from Ravens Metal after 25 years of service. He was a member of Pine Twist Baptist Church and attended various churches in the area.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Cleo; two sons, Russ Cottrell and Ron Lawson, both of Elizabeth; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Tony Cottrell; three brothers, Herbert, Raymond and Loren; and three sisters, Ethel, Louise and Etta Fae.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Glen McBride officiating. Burial was in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

ARIZONA (Peggy) LAYFIELD

Arizona G. (Peggy) Layfield, 86, of Cairo, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Parkersburg.

She was born near Big Bend, the daughter of the late Ruben S. and Margaret Jane Conley Richards. She was a member of Cairo Senior Citizens and the former Cairo Christian Center.

Surviving are four sons, Terry, Jim, Jack and Keith Layfield, all of Cairo; two daughters, Carol Stout of Petroleum and Shirley Ash of Elizabeth; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Layfield; one son, Robert P. Layfield; two infant daughters, Gloria Jean and Ellen Sue Layfield; five brothers, Ed, George, Don, Ted and Floyd Richards; and four sisters, Lillian Richards, Esta Givens, Pearl Criss and Leota Richards.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Pastor Tim Bell officiating. Burial was in Masonic Memorial Park, Cairo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 April 2003

DENZIL LEACH

Denzil Leach, 80, of Grantsville, died Monday, Apr. 21, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Burton and Myrtle Workman Leach. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Hope Gas Co., now Dominion, with 34 years of service as a mechanic. He was a former member of Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept.

Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Patricia (Peeps) Godfrey Leach; two sons, Bernard Leach of Grantsville and David Leach of Oklahoma; two grandsons, Jessie and Wyatt Leach of Oklahoma; one great-grandson, Logan Leach of Oklahoma; one sister, Melvie Davidson of Barberton, Ohio; and one nephew, Dane Davidson.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Collins Leach.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 Jun 2002

KATZEL LEACH

Hatzel Leach, 90, of Millstone, died Wednesday, June 12, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Daniel's Run, the son of the late Madison and Mae Carpenter Leach.

Surviving are two daughters, Leah Garrett of Millstone and Emilie Marks of Wooster, Ohio; one sister, Ethel Slider of Beckley; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lelah Stump Leach; two sisters, Eulah Harden and Edna Hickman; and three brothers, Burton, Orville and Paul Leach.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2001 (Obituary from 25 Jan 1945)

MADISON LEACH

Madison Leach of Millstone died suddenly Tuesday evening [23 Jan 1945] of a heart attack.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Enoch and Caroline Leach and spent his entire life here.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Burton Leach of Big Springs and Paul and Orval Leach, both of Millstone; three daughters, Elula Harden of Grantsville, Ethel Slider of Mt. Zion and Mrs. Clarence Hickman of Sissonville; six sisters, Nettie Leach and Annie Roberts, both of this county, Merle Gibson of Parkersburg, Marietta Stalnaker of Arnoldsburg, Maggie Mace of Tippecanoe, Ohio, and Ocie Nester of Rayland, Ohio; and one brother, Harley Leach of Barberton, Ohio.

His sister, Roberta Gainer, preceded him in death last Sunday at a Parkersburg hospital (see obituary for Roberta Gainer)

Services were incomplete at press time.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 November 2002

KATHRYN LEAVITT

Kathryn S. Leavitt, 82, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clyde Austin and Myrtle Ada Busch Snider. She retired after 25 years of service as office manager for Associated Anesthesiologists. She was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Parkersburg, an active member of Bonnie White Circle and a charter member of Mu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Iota Sorority.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph Joseph Leavitt; two daughters, Kathy Leavitt Albright of Parkersburg and Judy Leavitt Devlin of Houston, Tex.; two granddaughters; four sisters, Violet Elliot of Mineral Wells, E. Virginia Schaefer and Marjorie Neale, both of Parkersburg, and Barbara Riggs of Vienna; and one brother, Clyde A. Snider, Jr., of Lehigh Acres, Fla.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold A. "Pete" Snider.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with Dr. Kurt Busiek, Rev. David Carpenter and Rev. William Thomas officiating, and burial in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 February 2003

EDDIE RICHARD LEDFORD

Eddie Richard Ledford, 58, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Danville, Ky., the son of the late Tommie Bradley. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam. He was a member of Laborers International Union of North America and was a retired employee of the City of Akron, Ohio.

Surviving are one daughter, Tracy Miller of Frametown; three brothers, David Ledford of Live Oak, Fla., and Wayne Simmons and James Ledford of Akron; one sister, Joyce Horn of Watertown, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Brandi Miller of Frametown; one grandson, Josh Miller of Frametown; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one sister, Patricia Ledford.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mark Murphy officiating. Burial was in Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 April 2008

BESSIE MARGARET LEDSOME

Bessie Margaret Ledsome, 96, of Reedy, died Friday, Apr. 18, 2008, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Bessie Stump Wilson.

During World War II, she worked at Viscose and O.J. Morrison's. She was a member of Good Hope Church, Reedy.

Surviving are one son, Heisel Ledsome of Reedy; one sister, Ocie Fowler of Grantsville; one brother, Raleigh "John" Wilson of Parkersburg; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tona A. Ledsome, in 1979, and one grandson, Rodney Ledsome.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 May 2001

LELAH MAE LEE

Lelah Mae Lee, 62, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was the daughter of the late Andy and Etta Francis Barr Husk. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Gregory P. Lee of Grantsville; one daughter, Janet Collins of Grantsville; one sister, Eloise Stemple of Spencer; one brother, Leonard Husk of East Liverpool, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

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

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2007

JOHN 'Dick' LEGGETT

John P. "Dick" Leggett, 83, of Sunbury, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville, Ohio.

He was born in Charleston, the son of the late Hal F. and Cybal J. Clevenger Leggett. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and participated in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a member of VFW Post #8736, Sunbury.

Surviving are four daughters, Rebecca Gentile of Sunbury, Paula Norris of Columbus, Ohio, Laura Snead of Hilliard, Ohio, and Jody Wenger of Centerburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers.

He was preceded in death by one son, John Patrick Leggett; two wives, Ruth Cadwallender and June Rosaline Romesburg; two brothers; and three sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with Pastor Brian Smith officiating, and burial with military honors in New Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Nov 2003

JOHN DUANE LEMON

John Duane Lemon, 33, of Brohard, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, from injuries received in a auto accident near Brohard.

He was born at Parkersburg, the son of Jack B. Lemon of Parkersburg and Linda Mills Parsons of Brohard. He was a welder.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Charlotte Brannon Lemon; two daughters, Renee Anne Lemon and Shoshanna Alissa Lemon, both at home; one sister, Melissa Onion of Iva, S.C.; paternal grandmother, Glenda Lemon of Smithville; and maternal grandparents, Clarence and Edith Mills of Brohard.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, George E. Lemon.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Raymond Ray officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery, near Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 May 2002

WILLARD LEMON

Willard O. Lemon, 75, of Lecanto, Fla., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at his residence.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Genevieve Lemon of Spencer and the late Alvin Lemon. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, owner of Village Motors and member of Studebaker Drivers Club. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of Moriah Lodge 38, AF&AM, Temple of Tampa, Fla., and Scottish Rite-Valley of Ocala, Fla. He formerly attended First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Iris Lemon; one son, James A. Lemon of Grantsville; two step-sons, Larry Schreckengost of Inverness, Fla., and Jimmie Schreckengost of Dayton, Ohio; two step-daughters, Loretta Smith of Grantsville and Frances Malson of Harrisville; two brothers, James O. Lemon of Belpre and Donald L. Lemon of Marietta; one sister, Ola Jean Parsons of Spencer; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ila F. Mace.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jerry Bloxton and Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer, with Masonic and military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2001

LOLA LEONHART

Lola M. Leonhart, 93, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Ila Chichester Fore. She was a homemaker and lifelong member of Kanawha Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one son, Donald W. Leonhart, and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Leonhart; one son, Eugene Leonhart; one daughter, Helen Parsons; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Kanawha Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Parsons officiating. Burial was in Kanawha Baptist Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2006

LEOTA LESLIE

Leota Leslie, 72, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at her home.

She was born at Five Forks, the daughter of the late Wattie and Bertha Ellen Frederick Burrows. She attended New Life Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Wanda Posey of Soddy-Daisy and Brenda Perrin of Iowa; one brother, Myrul Burrows of Cochranton, Pa.; three sisters, Oleta Dye of Spencer, Juanita Hefler of Parkersburg and Reva Hanshaw of Sandstone; seven grand-children; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Press Henry Cyrus; five brothers, Earl, Burl, Thurl, Clifford and Gerald Burrows; and two sisters, Virginia and Geneva Burrows.

Services were held at Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy, with Rev. Danny Keener officiating. Graveside services were held at Burrows Cemetery, Pleasant Hill.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 July 2004

MARLENE BELT LEWIS

Marlene Belt Lewis, 80, of Mineral Wells died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Carl and Lottie Snider Belt. She was a member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, Freed.

Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Lewis, and one sister, Jean Bush of Mineral Wells.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Belt, and one sister, Carol Richards.

Memorial services were held at the Snider Family Reunion, City Park, Parkersburg. She was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2005

MILDRED CONLEY LEWIS

Mildred “Millie” Conley Lewis died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at her residence in Charleston.

She was born at Little White Oak, the daughter of the late Okey John and Myrtle Jarvis Conley.

She was owner/operator of Bryant’s Beauty Shop, Charleston, for more than 50 years, and was owner of Lewis Properties. She was a member of Pythian Sisters. She was a Methodist and had attended Mountain Mission Church.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth Stephen Argabrite of Norton, Ohio; one brother, Carsie Conley and wife Nina of Chloe; two sisters, Orda Offutt of Creston, Ohio, and Oleta Yentz of Wadsworth, Ohio; several nieces and nephews, including one special niece, Jean Harrold of Dunbar; and special friend and caregiver, John Gwinn of South Charleston.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Harley, Ray, John and Claret Conley, and one sister, Emile Coen.

Services were held at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with Rev. Rymer Davis officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 October 2001

WINFORD LIFE, SR.

Winford E. Life, Sr., 76, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Howard and Tollie Life. He worked for George Norris Construction, Belpre, for more than 15 years. He was a U.S. marine veteran of World War II and Korean War and was a recipient of a Good Conduct Medal.

Surviving are three daughters, Helen Deem, Carolyn Sue Bennett and Anna Judson, all of Parkersburg; three sons, Winford E. Life, Jr., of Parkersburg, Russell C. Life of Kent, Ohio, and Jackie L. Life of Chloe; one brother, Pearl Life of Lubeck; and one step-brother, James Kearns of Albany, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Life, in 1972; his step-mother, Violet Life; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Michael Seebaugh officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2001

CHARLES LINCH, SR.

Charles Ray Linch, Sr., 83, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Emmett Andrew and Ethel Heck Linch. He was an Army veteran, having served in World War II. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum after 26 years of service.

He was a past commander of VFW Post 6608, Elizabeth, and a member of Marietta Bible Center. He was treasurer for Belpre Senior Citizens.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Helen Davidson Linch; five daughters, Ellen M. Wade and husband Delmas of Grantsville, Edna M. Ferree of Vienna, Edith M. Dresch of Glouster, Va., Goldine R. Hall of Parkersburg, and Dorothy G. Haddox of Belpre; two sons, Charles R. Linch, Jr., of Parkersburg and Robert L. Linch of Davidson, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Rebecca Mick of Moore, Okla., and Rachel Marian Getz of Canal Winchester, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister, and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor John Keoner officiating. Burial was in Sunset memory Gardens. Military graveside services were conducted by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Dec 2003

LEOTA JANE LINEHAN

Leota Jane Hicks Linehan, 58, of Newark, Ohio, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Rosie Hicks of Arnoldsburg and the late Earl Hicks.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, John William Linehan; three sons, Sam E. Hicks of Newark, Larry Lee Delong of Parkersburg and Bobby Delong of Tracy, Calif.; two daughters, Shirley Delong of Parkersburg and Brenda Lee Hicks of Belpre, Ohio; two brothers, Dayton Hicks of Arnoldsburg and Jim Hicks of Mt. Zion; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Poling, Bevis Thomas and Mary Hicks, and one brother, Darius Hicks.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 Apr 2004

HOWARD LINVILLE

Howard Linville, 64, of Williamstown, died Friday, Apr. 2, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Billie and Veta "Pete" Hathaway Linville. He was a 1959 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He retired from Smith Transfer and was employed by Marietta Industrial Enterprises, and was a member of the Teamsters Union and Sixth and Washington Streets Church of Christ, Marietta, Ohio.

Surviving are three daughters, Tonya Linville of Pennsboro, Lisa Swisher of Williamstown and Stephanie Kennedy of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., currently serving in Iraq; one son, John Linville of Millwood; twin brother, Hibbert Linville of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Isabelle Raines of Dunbar and Mae Stout of Mt. Zion; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin Coolidge Linville and William L. (Dick) Linville.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Roger Rush and John Rockhold III officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 Feb 2004

KAY LINVILLE

Janice Kay Linville, 59, of Pennsboro, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Parkersburg.

She was born at Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Shelby M. and Kathleen “Kady” VanScoy. She was a 1962 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

She was employed by Ritchie County Board of Education as a teacher’s aide for 27 years. She was a member of WVSPCA and Pennsboro Church of Christ.

Surviving are three daughters, Tonya R. Linville of Pennsboro, Lisa D. Swisher of Williamstown and Captain Stephanie K. Kennedy of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; one son, John Linville of Millwood; one sister, Vickie Robinson of Kenna; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Church of Christ, Pennsboro, with Evangelist Terry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Church of Christ Cemetery, Pike. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 9 p.m., at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, and Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the church.

Memorials in the name of Kay Linville may be made to Creed Collins Elementary School, 512 Collins Ave., Pennsboro, WV 26415

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2006

RUTH LINVILLE

Ruth E. Linville, 77, of Russells Point, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, Marysville, Ohio.

She was born in Stinson, the daughter of the late Okey and Zella Postalwait Miller. She worked for Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, in the 1950s and owned several taverns in the Calhoun County area in the 1960s.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Phipps of Albany, Ohio, and Wayne Phipps of Marysville; two brothers, Jack Miller of Charles-ton and Ray Miller of Macon, Ga.; two sisters, Alma Gay Vincent of Parkersburg and Phyllis Bailey of Stinson; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Don Kenton Phipps; her second husband, William "Dick" Linville; an infant daughter; and one grandson, Steven Wayne Phipps.

Services were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 November 2006

EDITH LIPSCOMB

Edith M. Lipscomb, 80, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Five Forks, the daughter of the late C. Brooks and Viola Reed Cox.

Surviving are three sons, Franklin Lipscomb of Harrisville, Mark Lipscomb of Belpre and Richard Lipscomb of Sanford, N.C.; two daughters, Helen Snyder of Tuppers Plains and Mary Buck of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Avis Wamsley of Five Forks and Nellie Grimm of Stow, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Lipscomb, and one brother, Darrel Cox.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. John Rexroad officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Chevauxdefrise.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2000

ARTHUR JAMES LITTLE

Arthur James Little, 73, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Blair, the son of the late Frank and Gerturde Richmond Little. He was a former timberman and employee of Springwood Products Corp., Geneva, Ohio, and a member of Arnoldsburg Volunteer Fire Dept.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Prince of Nevada, Ohio; one son, Arthur James Little, Jr., of Arnoldsburg; one step-son, Shirley Parsons of Warren, Ohio; one step- daughter, Carol Greathouse of Franklin, Pa.; one brother, Raymond Little of Grand Rapids, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Little, in 1993; one step-son, Delmas Parsons; and one grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2002

GUY LITTLE

Guy Little, 68, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Daniels Run, the son of the late Clarence and Minnie O'Dell Little. After driving log trucks for many years, he joined the Dept. of Highways in 1979 and retired after 16 years of service. He was a member of Walnut Grove Community Church.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Eva Geraldine Little; four sons, Stanley Little, Robert Little and David Little, all of Mt. Zion, and Eugene Little of Russett; three daughters, Connie Miller of Grantsville, Patricia Toppings of Millstone and Debbie Greathouse of Spencer; four brothers, Gail and Denver Little, both of Parkersburg, Ronnie Little of Parsons and Donald Lee Little of Sand Ridge; and two sisters, Betty Curry of Mt. Zion and Sharon Ann Vannoy of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Hale Little.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


PATTY LITTLE

Patty J. Little, 43, of Orma, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of C. A. and Waneta Sue Hardway Minney. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma, and a volunteer for West Fork Mountaineer 4-H Club.

Surviving in addition to her parents is her husband, Commodore Little.

Services were held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, with Elder George Rose and Elder Richard Westfall officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 April 2006

ADAM JAMES LOCKHART

Adam James Lockhart died at birth on Sunday, Apr. 16, 2006, at Parkersburg.

Surviving are his parents, Steven W. and Theresa D. Leeson Lockhart of Vienna; paternal grandparents, Loretta and Gerald Ball of Davisville; paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Morrison of Parkersburg; maternal grandparents, Jim and Jean Leeson of Vienna; maternal great-grandparents, Francis and Geneva Reed of Pennsboro; one sister, Kaitlynn Lockhart at home; uncles and aunts, Robert and Jonda Lockhart of Cattlettsburg, Ky., and Jeff and Cindy Leeson of Killbuck, Ohio; and five cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother and twin to Kaitlynn, Andrew Robert Lockhart, who died at birth on Sept. 3, 1998; paternal blood grandfather, Robert Lockhart, who died in the Vietnam War; and paternal great-grandfather, Howard Morrison.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery with Pastor Mark Wilding officiating. McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001

GENEVA LOCKHART

Geneva Deweese Whytsell Lockhart, 63, of Cutler, died Saturday, Mar. 31, 2001, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Herman and Effie Nellie Connolly Deweese. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, Charles R. Lockhart of Cutler; one daughter, Carol L. Tolliver of Long Bottom, Ohio; two sons, Harry E. Whytsell II of Medina, Ohio, and Robert D. Whytsell of Cutler; one step-son, Lewis Lockhart of Elyria, Ohio; one brother, Orville J. Deweese of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Garnett Cline of Versailles, Ind.; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Whytsell; three brothers; and one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Steven Reed officiating, and burial at 2 p.m. in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 March 2005

ROGER LOCKLEAR, JR.

Roger “Dean” Locklear, Jr., 29, of Lorton, Va., died Thursday, Mar. 3, 2005.

He was the son of Karen Locklear of Lorton and the late Roger Locklear.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three sisters, Dana Locklear of Lorton, Kodi Locklear of Georgia and Wanaya Locklear of California; one brother, Barry Locklear of Tennessee; special friend, Jennifer Byrne; grandmother, Jessie Hickman of Orma; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, George Hickman and Henry and Lula Locklear.

Services were held at Demaine Springfield Chapel, Springfield, Va. Burial was in Cranford United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lorton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 May 2001 (Obituary from 7 Jun 1956)

HENRY C. LOGAN

Henry C. Logan, 66, of Nobe, died Sunday at his home.

He was born in Parkersburg. He moved to Grantsville five years ago, and operated a barbershop.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Lemon Logue, and one daughter, Josie Logan of Worthington, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home with Rev. B.A. Hensley officiating. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

GEORGE "BUD" LONGFELLOW, JR.

George R. "Bud" Longfellow, Jr., 44, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Washington County, Ohio, the son of George R. Longfellow, Sr., of Clearwater, Fla., and Verla Longfellow of Chloe. He was co-owner of Big Otter Mobile Homes, Big Otter.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Christina Ann Schoolcraft of Spencer; three sisters, Dorothy Deanne Pritt, Nina Yvonne Longfellow and Leisa Ann Longfellow, all of Chloe; one grandson, Jarrod Michael Schoolcraft of Spencer; and one step-son, Jeremy Burrows of Clay.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2007

LOUIE LONGFELLOW

Louie B. Longfellow, 64, of Spencer, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born September 17, 1943 in Roane County, the son of the late Hugh and Grace Jarvis Longfellow. He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, Christine Nichols Longfellow; four daughters, Melinda Fincher of Houston, Tex., Anita Martin of Reedy, Lisa Chapman of Arnoldsburg, and Deborah Jurkovich of Walton; one son, Christopher Longfellow of Parkersburg; one sister, Edith Graves of South Carolina; one brother, Eugene Mace of California; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in the Chapman Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2003

HAROLD LOONEY

Harold Looney, 77, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Peter and Clara Wright Looney. During World War II and the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired as a truck driver for Ralph's Market/Looney Corp. He was a member of United Com­mercial Travelers and American Legion Parkersburg Post 15.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Velma Nutt Looney; one son, Steven R. Looney of Waverly; two daughters, Nancy Lee of Dayton, Ohio, and Linda L. Sines of Washington; five grand­children; two step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; one brother, Ralph Looney of Parkersburg; and one sister, Norma Ketchum of Hockingport, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one son, Frank Looney in 1997; one brother, Denzil Looney; and three sisters, Mae Hicks, Pauline Boso and Maude Hileman.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. David Nutt officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gar4ens. Military rites were conducted .by American Legion Post No. 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001

DR. NEIL LOTHES

Dr. Neil A. "Doc" Lothes, 77, of Montrose, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Elkins, the son of the late Edward Augustine Lothes and Mary Margaret "Mame" Scallon Lothes. He was a graduate of Elkins High School, Shenandoah College of Virginia and University of Richmond School of Dentistry. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and a veteran of World War II and Korean War. He was a dentist in Elkins and Parsons for 39 years and was a farmer. He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Parsons, and Knights of Columbus Council 2010, Thomas.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Yvonne McCoy Lothes; seven daughters, Rebecca Sue Miller (and husband Arlis Miller) of Grantsville, Deborah Lee Scarberry of Montrose, Mary Regina Oldaker of Kerens, Patricia Von "Trish" Miller of Hagerstown, Md., Jennifer Lynn Hall and Cathy Louise Lothes, both of Charleston, and Teresa Elizabeth Weaver of Clarksburg; three sons, Edward Reeder Lothes of Parkersburg, Neil Joseph Lothes of St. Albans and George Anthony Lothes of Montrose; 32 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by one infant daughter, Ann Cecile, and four brothers, Charles E., Wilfred J., Harry and John Desmond Lothes.

Services were held at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church with Rev. Father Lino Ebejer as presider. Burial was in Lothes Family Cemetery, Lothes Family Farm, Montrose, where full military rites were conducted.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna, Ohio Record Courier March 5, 2011 Pg A4

HAROLD W. “DUDY” LOTT

Harold W. “Dudy” Lott, Sr., 79 of Ravenna passed away Thursday March 3, 2011 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio.

He was born May 27, 1931 in Grantsville, West Virginia to the late Waitman and Lelia Lott.

He has lived in Ravenna since 1967, had retired from AC Williams Company and was a member of the Ravenna Freewill Baptist. Mr. Lott enjoyed hunting, baseball and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda Gibson, Harold Lott, Jr. and Randy (Beth) all of Ravenna. Grandchildren Mike (Mindy) Gibson, Michelle (James) Dick, Matt Gibson, Renee Lott, Kelly Lott, Angie Treadwell, Rachel Lott, Jason (Amanda) Lott; great grandchildren Cory, Malorie, Meagan, Marcus, Chelsea Gibson, Aleya Marie, Thurman Lee Treadwell, Blake and Trevor Lott, brother Ruffi Lott of Brooksville, WVA and sister Peggy Cunningham of Parkersburg, WVA.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Wyona Churl Lott, grandchildren Mark Gibson and Malachi M. Treadwell and five sisters and brothers.

Calling hours will be 1-4 PM Sunday March 6 at the Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Homes Ravenna Chapel where funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Monday March 7, 2011 with Pastor Jack Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 October 2005

MARY LOTT

Mary M. Lott, 82, of Stow, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005.

She was a lifetime resident of Stow. She had been employed for 18 years at Eddy's Bike Shop and was a member of Stow Sunshiners, where she was an active bowler.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, William W. Lott; one daughter, Janet Ritterbeck and husband Larry of Akron, Ohio; two sons, Frank Justice and wife Mildred of Arnoldsburg and Harold Justice and wife Shirley of Stow; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Louise Worcester; one brother, James R. Cox; and one granddaughter, Theresa Justice.

Services were held at Redmon Funeral Home, Stow. Burial was in Stow Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2008

WYONA CHURL LOTT

Wyona Churl Lott, 71, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at her residence.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Dolly Dawson Bell.

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

Surviving are her husband, Harold W. Lott, whom she married Aug. 1, 1950; two sons, Harold Lott and Randy Lott, both of Ravenna; one daughter, Linda Gibson of Ravenna; eight grand-children; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold Bell of Smithville and Bud Bell of Ravenna.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Mark Gibson; one great-grandson, Malachi M. Treadwell; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna, Ohio Record Courier Jan 29, 2008

WYONA CHURL LOTT

Wyona Churl Lott, 71, of Ravenna passed away Monday January 28, 2008 at her residence.

She was born March 2, 1936 in Big Bend, WV to the late Lawrence and Dolly (Dawson) Bell. She has lived in Ravenna since 1967 and was a member of the Free-Will Baptist Church and being a devoted homemaker, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Harold W. Lott, whom she married August 1, 1950, sons Harold Lott, Randy (Beth) Lott and daughter Linda Gibson all of Ravenna, grandchildren Mike (Mindy) Gibson, Michelle (James) Dick, Matt (Dawn) Gibson, Renee Lott, Kelly Lott, Angie Stevenson, Rachel Lott, Jason Lott, great-grandchildren Cory, Malorie, Meagan, Marcus, Chelsea Gibson, Aleya Maria and Thurman Lee Teadwell III. Brothers Harold (Ruth) Bell of Smithville, WV and Bud (Cindy) Bell of Ravenna.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandson Mark Gibson and great-grandson Malachi M. Treadwell and 10 brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be 5-8- PM Wednesday at the Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel where funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday January 31, 2008. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery Ravenna, Ohio.

Family ask for memorials to the Robinson Memorial Hospice and VNA.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 October 2005

ANNA LEE LOWE

Anna Lee Lowe, 71, of Vienna, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Robert Price and Sadie Knotts Arnold. She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and Potomac State College and retired from Bureau of Public Debt. Surviving are her husband, Donald E. Lowe; one daughter, Susan Jaye of Nuys, Calif.; one granddaughter; and two sisters, Evelyn Parsons of Vienna and Mary Henry of Williamstown.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Roger Vernick officiating.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 02 January 2003 (from Nov. 18, 1948)

REV. MORRIS LOWE

Rev. Morris Pembroke Lowe, 76, of Spencer, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1948.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Clark Lowe and Sarah Jane Camp Lowe of near Spencer. He was a former pastor of Grantsville Baptist Church and other churches in Calhoun County. He was ordained to the ministry in 1901 and had been pastor of 14 churches. Usually, he was pastor of several churches at one time.

He was pastor of Flat Fork Church, Roane County, for 29 years; Rush Creek Church, 11 years; Bethel Church, nine years; Little Creek Church, 16½ years; Mt. Olive Church, 18 years; Bays Chapel, seven years; Banner Church, two years; Grantsville Baptist Church, three years; Brooksville, three years; Sycamore, five years; Arnoldsburg, three years; Two Run, six years; Reedy, six years; and Triplett, two years.

Surviving are his wife, Lillie Bird Valentine Lowe; six daughters, Ethel Reger, Lona McKown and Anna West, all of Spencer, Dorsey West of Parkersburg, Chelsie Rowh of Akron, Ohio, and Lina Starkey of New Philadelphia, Ohio; one son, James Lee Lowe of Spencer; one sister, Mrs. Elton Davis of Spencer; one brother, Robert Lowe of Spencer; 14 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Spencer, with Rev. Gordon L. Withers officiating. Burial was in Spencer Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 09 January 2003

GENEVIEVE LUDWIG

Genevieve (Granny Prue) Morgan Ludwig, 96, of Camp Barbe Road, Wirt County, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, in Ravens­wood Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Elihue (Hugh) and Lillie Laughlin Morgan. She was a former member of the Baptist Church at Liberty Hill. After moving to Wirt County, she attended Beulah Hill Presbyterian Church for more than 25 years and later attended Elizabeth Nazarene Church.

Surviving are one son, Chester Ludwig of Elizabeth; one grandson, Mark Ludwig of Elizabeth; one granddaughter, Suellen Calebaugh of Elizabeth; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death-by her husband, McKinley (Mack) Ludwig, in 1975; four brothers, Victor Morgan, Harley Morgan, Ernest Morgan and Charley Morgan; and one sister, Ethel Strong.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Stanley officiating, and burial in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2001 (Obituary from Nov. 2, 1944)

DUDLEY LUTZ

Dudley Lutz, 67, died of a heart attack on Oct. 16, [1944]. He was chief of police at Grantsville for the past 18 years. He and H.H. Haynes of the State Police were on a mission before daylight that morning and had just left the car and were walking into a field near the Barr schoolhouse, one mile from Grantsville, when death occurred.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Balser and Jane Lutz. He had traveled extensively, having made two trips to Venezuela, South America, where he worked for Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey. He was known for the active part he took in encouraging the growth and development of industry at Grantsville. He operated a shoe shop at Grantsville for a number of years, along with his police duties. He had been a member of the Methodist Church at Grantsville for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mollie Kelley Lutz, whom he married in 1906; two sons, Cpl. Tommy Lutz of Panama and Sgt. David Lutz of Hawaii; three daughters, Mrs. O.L. Atkinson of Grantsville, Mrs. T.S. Waldo of Gauley Bridge and Pauline Lutz at home; two sisters, Mrs. William Affolter and Mrs. Lawson Carter, both of Parkersburg; one brother, George Lutz of Parkersburg; and one half-brother, John McKeag of Parkersburg.

Rev. Harold Grandstaff of the local Methodist church and Rev. Clifford Phillips of Elizabeth Methodist Church conducted last rites in the home. His tribute was carried by loudspeaker to a large group of friends gathered on the streets outside the home. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

ROBERT LYDICK

Robert "Bob" Lydick, 72, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Ernest and Waneta Whipkey Lydick.

He was a 1955 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from DuPont Washington Works. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Riggs Lydick; one daughter, Lisa Marks of Belpre, Ohio; two sisters, Karen Crawford of Columbus, Ohio, and Sharon Sampson of Grantsville; one grandson; and special friends, Connie and John Asbury.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Dwane Porter officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 October 2006

EARNESTINE LOUISE LYNCH

Earnestine "Tina" Louise Lynch, 73, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at Richmond Heights Hospital.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late J.C. and Pearl Norman Richards.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Wilson of Big Springs; two sons, Lyle Dennis Snider of East Lake, Ohio, and Michael Lynch of Cleveland, her caretaker; seven grandchildren, Lyle, Bryan and Homer II Wilson, Dennis and Tim Snider, Jamie Muniz and Tonya Ratliff; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Eldine Wilson of Parkersburg; and one aunt, Bernadine Braham of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dennis Snider; her second husband, Norman Lynch; two granddaughters, Darla Dee Snider and Rayanna Louise Lancaster; and one brother, Clyde Richards.

Services were held at Community Gospel Tabernacle, Cleveland, with Rev. Billy Ray Lambert officiating. Burial was at Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2001

GLENNA LYNCH

Glenna L. Lynch, 84, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Lula Garrett. She and her husband owned and operated Lynch's Produce market at Corder Bridge for many years. She was a member of Leatherbark Community Church, near Arnoldsburg, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Robert Lynch of Spencer; one daughter, Dorotha Offutt of Grantville, GA.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Lynch; two brothers, Willard and Johnnie Garrett; and two sisters, Audie Parsons and Ruth Offutt.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2003

MADALINE LYNCH

Madaline B. Lynch, 84, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003.

She was born at Little Creek, the daughter of the late Curtis L. and Mabel L. Shrader Stutler. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and long-time employee of J&B Rexall Drugstore, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, Ronzil D. Lynch of Mt. Zion and Larry D. Lynch of Grantsville; one daughter, Marlyn Settle of Newark; one sister, Rozetta Griffin of Deltona, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Russell Lynch, and four brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2001

NORMAN DELYN LYNCH

Norman Delyn Lynch, 70, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Kethley House Nursing Home.

He was born in Lenoir, N.C., the son of the late Albert and Pearl Lynch. He retired from Local 47, Window Cleaning Union, where he worked as a high-rise window cleaner for 35 years. He worked at Erieview Towers for 15 years. He was a member of Aspinwall Church of God.

Surviving are his former wife, Ernestine; three sons, Michael Norman, Robert Dale and Michael Delyn Lynch; one step-son, L. Dennis Snider; one step-daughter, Barbara A. Wilson of Big Springs; one brother, Neil Lynch of Lenoir; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren, including two step-granddaughters of Big Springs; three great-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two step-grandchildren.

Services were held at Aspinwall Church of God, Cleveland. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2008

ROBERT LYNCH

Robert A. Lynch, 74, of Creston, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008.

He was the son of the late Seaward Lynch and Mary Emma Blankenship Lynch.

He served in the U.S. Navy for four years as a Seabee. He was a steel worker for Republic Steel and LTV Steel from which he retired in 1986 after 34 years. He was a Christian.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Dorothy L. Waggoner Lynch; two sons, Robert A. Lynch, Jr., of River Ridge, La., and Raymond A. Lynch of Fairhaven, Me.; one brother, Rodney Lynch of Creston; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Richard A. Lynch and Ronald A. Lynch; one brother, Randall Lynch; and one granddaughter.

In keeping with Robert's wishes, his body was cremated and there was no public service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 03 April 2003

ROBERT LEON LYNCH

Robert Leon Lynch, 57, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2003.

He was born in Kanawha County, the son of the late Wood­row and Glenna Garrett Lynch. He was a resident of Jessie's Run for over 30 years. He was an oilfield worker, a member of Walnut Grove Community Church, Barnes Run, and a volunteer at Arnoldsburg Fire Dept.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Earline Nester Lynch; one sister, Dortha Lea Offutt of Noonan, Ga.; one son, Robert Woodrow Lynch; two daughters, Shannon Welch and husband. Steve and Cindy Castle and husband Thomas; and three grandsons, Jordan, Brandon and Taylor Welch.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Adam/Altizer Road.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 Oct 2003

SEAWARD LYNCH

Seaward R. Lynch, 96, of Creston, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Roane General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Charles and Diantha Buck Lynch. He was retired from Weaver Oil Co. and was a welder for Pipe Fitters Local 565, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Lynch and Rodney C. Lynch, both of Creston; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Emma Blankenship Lynch; one son, Randall Lynch; three brothers; and two grandsons.

Services were held at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 March 2003

WILLIAM LYNCH

William Bernard Lynch, 88, of Vienna, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late James and Icle Varner Lynch. He retired in 1979 after 40 years of service with Eureka Pipeline Co. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Yetta E. Shanks Lynch; one daughter, Glenna Perry of Charleston; one brother, Jim Lynch of Mt. Zion; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard Lynch; one brother; and three sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Dec 2003

YETTA LYNCH

Yetta Elizabeth Lynch, 86, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born at Big Bend, the daughter of the late Earl E. and Mary E. Krepts Shanks. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Glenna Perry of South Charleston; one half-brother, Morris Shanks of Jackson, Tenn.; three grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; nine great-grand-children; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bernard Lynch, in 2003; one son, Richard A. Lynch; one brother; and four half-sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Jim Yoak officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2007

CAROL LYNN LYONS

Carol Lynn Lyons, 40, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, in Cleveland, Ohio.

She was the daughter of Carol Cozart and the late Roy Lyons.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Andrew Lyons; her step-father, Gene Cozart; grandmother, Letha Lane; and step-grandfather, Kenneth Lane; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


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