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"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOSHUA MacDONALD

3/18/1999

Joshua Rodman John MacDonald, 19, of Mt. Zion, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born in Conestoga, Pa., the son of Kathy MacDonald of Mt. Zion and Rodd Shutt of Spencer.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Etta Mac-Donald of Mt. Zion; aunt Pam and uncle Jim of Pennsylvania; uncle Chip of Florida; grandparents, Reg and Kate of New York; 52 cousins, aunts and uncles; and many friends and neighbors.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Glenn Dale McEndree officiating. Burial was at his home.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/26/1995

DARLIE R. MACE

Darlie R. Mace, 69, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1995, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John P. and Letha Mary James Mace. She was a former employee of Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are three sisters, Edna Bower of Spencer, Mildred Nicholson and Maude Smith, both of Belpre; one half-sister, Audra Midcap of Speed; two brothers, Darrell Mace of Spencer and Junior F. Mace of Massillon, Ohio; one half-brother, Eugene Nutter of Speed; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - January 4, 2000

DELORES G. MACE

Delores G. Mace, 62, of Arnoldsburg died Jan. 2, 2000, at home.

She was a former department manager at Kmart, Cleveland.

Surviving: husband, Hubert L. Mace; sons, Danny of Tallmadge, Ohio, Duane of Mount Zion; daughter, Lorrie Turner of Arnoldsburg; brother, William Boggs of Brewster, Ohio; sister, Oleta David of Caldwell, Texas; nine grandchildren; two great- grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with the Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Mace Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000

DELORES MACE

Delores G. Mace, 62, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ray and Flossie Boggs. She was a department manager for K-Mart, Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Hubert L. Mace; two sons, Danny Mace of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Duane Mace of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Lorrie Turner of Arnoldsburg; one brother, William Boggs of Brewster, Ohio; one sister, Oleta David of Caldwell, Tex.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating, and burial in Mace Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 3/5/1912

MOLLIE MACE

Concerning the death of Mrs. Mollie Mace, formerly of Arnoldsburg, the Spencer Bulletin has the following to say:

"Mrs. Mollie Mace, wife of B. F. Mace, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Henry Scott of near Penile, on Friday, February 23, 1912, and was laid to rest in the cemetery near that place on the following day. She had been a sufferer with consumption for more than a year and while her death was expected, still it was a great shock to her husband and other relatives. Mrs. Mace was a great reader and student of the bible; she believed in its teachings and took that great book as her guide. She lived a christian life and was prepared for the end. Her husband and five children survive her and to them the Bulletin extends sincere sympathy."

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/15/1994

SHIRLEY R. MACE

Shirley R. Mace, 50, of Calhoun Homes, Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 1994, at her residence after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Ermal M. Westfall of Grantsville and the late Park Westfall.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Richard Mace II of Vienna; one daughter, Jamie Fluharty of Smithville; one brother, Scottie Westfall of Grantsville; and four grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating, and burial to be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 January 2000

MABEL MAHANEY

Mabel B. Mahaney, 86, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Index, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Sylvanis A. and Alice Goff McCartney. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, where she attended Fell Kennedy Sunday School class, and a member of Calhoun County Senior Citizens.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathryn Bell of Glenville; one son, James H. Mahaney of Milford, Ohio; five sisters, Melva Robinson of Scott Depot, Marbie Smith of Grantsville, Myrtle Roberts and Mary Bowe, both of Stumptown, and Margaret Kent of Machinpongo, Va.; three brothers, Sull McCartney of Glenville, Pell McCartney of Morgantown and Donald McCartney of Stumptown; five grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mahaney, in 1983; two sons, Richard and Johnny Mahaney; one daughter, Samira Metz; one grandson; seven sisters; and three brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

OPAL M. MALLEY

11/12/1998

Opal M. Malley, 85, of Grantsville died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James Herbert and Erna Mae Burrows Saunders. She enjoyed making crafts, quilting, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Wilson; two grand-children, Jan and Caitlin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/16/1995

JAMES B. MALONA

James B. Malona, 82, of Mineral Wells, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after a three-month illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Charles E. and Linna Dell Norman Malona. He retired from DuPont with 28-1/2 years service as a maintenance insulator. He was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Mildred "Minnie" Frederick Malona; one son James Warren Malona of Mineral Wells; two daughters, Barbara V. Roberts of Woodland Hills Calif., and Karen J. Alderigi of Gallipolis, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Maloney of Vienna; and five sisters, Olive Francis and Naomi Champ, both of Akron, Ohio, Frances Clements of Florida, and Emogene Knight and Regena Ellyson, both of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Owen Malona and Patrick Malona; and one sister, Blanche McWilliams.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BERTHA JANE MANGUS

7/1/1997

Bertha Jane Mangus, 77, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at her residence. She was born in Chapmanville, a daughter of the late Doliver and Stella Ball Garrett. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Renee Mangus of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Larry Mangus of Mt. Zion and Rev. Arnold Mangus of Festus, Mo.; two sisters, Ada Mae Trent of Davin and Karen Ferrell of Jamestown, N.C.; two brothers, Bobby Garrett of Cleveland, Ohio, and Randy Garrett of Sandyville; five grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ross Mangus; one son, Joseph Ross Mangus; two sisters, Geneva Garrett and Ruth Hensley; and two brothers, Curtis Garrett and Samuel Garrett. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Claypool United Methodist Church, Davin, with Rev. Arnold Mangus officiating, and burial in Claypool Cemetery, Davin. Visitation at the church scheduled one hour before the services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

REV. BLAINE MARKS

3/4/1999

Rev. Blaine Marks, 84, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Louis Johnson Veterans Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born at Carbondale, Fayette County, the son of the late Morgan and Bertha Booher Marks.

He was a retired United Methodist minister having served many charges in West Virginia. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, having been awarded the Purple Heart for service in the South Pacific. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Greta Gainer Marks; two daughters, Lola and Jack Clark and Karen and Roland Boatright, all of Grantsville; one daughter-in-law, Jonalene Marks of Valley Fork; one sister, Velta Krafft of Richwood; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son, Gary R. Marks, five brothers, and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Brad McBee, Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Donzel Wease officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, Grantsville. Masonic graveside rites were performed by Eureka Lodge #40.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/21/1996

CHRISTOPHER MARKS

Christopher Dean Marks, infant son of Dexter and Debbie Marks of Grantsville, was stillborn Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, Anthony Marks, Tommy Marks and Dexter Marks, all of the home; and one sister, Vicky Marks of the home.

Graveside services were held at Fairview Cemetery, Chapel Route, Gassaway, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

GLORIA MARKS

12/17/1998

Gloria M. Marks, 59, of Orma, died Saturday, Dec. 12, in Roane General Hospital, following a brief illness.

She was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late John Charles and Berdina Mont Hoovler. Surviving are her husband, Ronzel Marks; one son, Roger H. Hoovler of Orrville, Ohio; one step-daughter, Becky Chaney of Apple Creek, Ohio; three step-sons, Jeffrey Marks and Jason Marks, both of Shreve, Ohio, and Erick Marks of Wooster, Ohio; one sister, Alice Hoovler of Erie, Pa.; two brothers, Charles Hoovler of Franklin, Pa., and Henry Hoovler of Arkansas; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Elmira Baptist Church Cemetery, Elmira.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LORETTA J. MARKS

3/13/1997

Loretta June Marks, 61, of Millstone, died Sunday, Mar. 9, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Frank and Blondelia Bell Murphy. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters, Carolyn Dearth of Lodi, Ohio, Bessie Wilson of Weirton, Patricia Yeager of Elmira and Charmin Marks of Millstone; four sisters, Ester Laughlin and Judy Knotts, both of Arnoldsburg, Bessie Hall of Spencer and Rosalee Thompson of Gilbertown, Ala.; two brothers, Holly Murphy of Creston and Paul Murphy of Mt. Zion; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Marks.

Services were scheduled at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Bryner Chapel Church Cemetery near Annamotiah.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/9/1994

SMITH MARKS

Smith (Midnight) Marks, 90, of Lower Salem, Ohio, died Monday, May 16, 1994, at Heartland of Marietta.

He was born in Shock, W. Va. He was a retired miner and farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Tuttle Schoolcraft Marks; one daughter, Kathleen Alberti of Baltimore, Md.; three sons, D. R. Schoolcraft and Frederick, both of Ellenboro, N. C., and William Schoolcraft of Shelton, Wash.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WALTER C. MARKS

6/25/1998

Walter C. Marks, 74, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, June 22, 1998, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fred and Mina Rush Marks. He was an equipment operator in the pipeline construction industry.

Surviving are three sons, David Marks of Newark, Johnnie Marks of Medina, Ohio, and Billy Marks of Grantsville; four daughters, Barbara Bush and Connie McCartney, both of Grantsville, Erma Sinns of Bedford Heights, Ohio, and Mae Lemon of Inverness, Fla.; two sisters, Vina Harris Parsons of Arnoldsburg and Geraldine Boothe of Grantsville; three brothers, Verdis (Shorty) Marks of Zanesville, Ohio, Henry Marks of Millstone and Virgil (Red) Marks of Canal Fulton, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial will be in Poling-Marks Cemetery, Millstone. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ELLEN J. MARSHALL

7/2/1998

Ellen JoAnn Marshall, 52, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Parkview Health Care Center.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Grant and Elsie Cremeans Marshall. She worked for McHappy's for 24 years.

Surviving are one son, Christopher Marshall of Little Hocking; two brothers, Eugene Marshall and Jack Marshall, both of Little Hocking; two grandchildren, Stephen and Rebecca Marshall, both of Grantsville; and a special friend, Robert Gallagher of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, and one daughter.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Larry Rice officiating. Burial was in Decatur Methodist Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GLADYS MARSHALL

10/30/1997

Gladys Marshall, 87, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late L.H. and Icy Shimer Trippett. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star and Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving is her husband, Leonard B. Marshall.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 4/9/1912

HANNAH MARSHALL

Mrs. R. L. Marshall, of Henrietta, died at her home a short distance above this place, Sunday evening at eight o'clock, after suffering long with tuberculosis. Before marriage she was Hannah Huffman, a daughter of Absalom Huffman. She was a exemplary Christian woman and her loss will be much regretted by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, R. L. Marshall, a number of children, and several brothers and sisters all of whom reside near this place.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/16/1996

JAMES D. MARSHALL

James Dye Marshall, 73, died Saturday, May 4, 1996. He was a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., for 25 years.

He was the son of the late Robert M. and Mary "Myrtle" Simers Marshall of Grantsville.

He served in the U.S. Army and retired as 1SGT E8 after 28 years of service. He began his career in the Fifth U.S. Army Air Corps, 1940 to 1945. He received numerous awards and decorations. He was active in the American Legion, and was a life member of Post #49. In 1979 he was appointed by Gov. Bruce King to the New Mexico State Guard as a commissioned officer with the rank of First Lieutenant. Among the things he was most rewarded by was the opportunity to help adults get a leg up in life through education as an instructor at Occupational Industrialization Center in Southeast Albuquerque.

Surviving are his wife, Ingeborg; three daughters, Dagmar Mondragon of Albuquerque, Judith Jorgensen of Corona, Calif., and Drusilla Ann Marshall Van Doren of Fort Collins, Col.; six grandchildren, Alyxandra Claire Van Doren, Ryker James Van Doren, Douglas Steven Jorgensen, Jeremy Jorgensen, Christopher James Jorgensen and Michael Paul Jorgensen; and two brothers, George Marshall and Leonard Marshall of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

Graveside services, with full military honors, were held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


WILLIAM THOMAS MARSHALL
Prominent Citizen Dead

W. T. Marshall, a prominent and highly respected citizen of Apple Farm, died at his residence Friday after a prolonged illness. He was widely known in this county and a genuine regret was caused when news of his death was spread.

Mr. Marshall was 78 years of age, having been born in Bath County, Virginia, April 6, 1842. (Calhoun County Census of 1900 shows his birth date as 1846). At the outbreak of hostilities between the states he enlisted under the Confederate Flag and served in the Lost Cause valiantly and honorably throughout the four years of internecine strife. Some time after the conclusion of the Civil War, Mr. Marshall joined the regular army and under the flag he had lately fought against, he participated with equal bravery in some of the most thrilling battles against the Indians on the western border. In one of those battles Mr. Marshall was wounded which resulted in his being crippled for life. He was a fine reconteur and many a boy's youthful imagination has been fired and his ambition fixed by the tales told by Mr. Marshall in his little shoe and harness shop in Grantsville.

After Mr. Marshall's return from the west, he married Miss Theodosia Barr, daughter of one of the County's most prominent families, and to them a large family was born. Mrs. Marshall died several years ago; also one daughter, Mrs. Rachel Lurty of Richwood. The following children survive, Mrs. Oak Huffman of Enon, Edward Marshall of Richwood, Mrs. Dwight Wilson of Apple Farm, Mrs. V. S. Stockwell of Richwood, Bill Marshall who is in the regular army in a western state, Mrs. Leone Ziller of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Hazel Fry of Moatsville, Mrs. Delma Smith of Richwood, and Mrs. Oleta Weaver of Apple Farm.

Funeral services were held at the Old Bethlehem Church Saturday and interment was in the cemetery, the services being in charge of Rev. N. B. Hamrick of the local Baptist Church of which the deceased had long been a member.

Thus ended a well lived life. He devotedly served his country well and honorably; raised a large family of fine children, wronged no man, but so ordered his life that the world was better for his having lived. Peace to his ashes, rest to his soul.

Note: Virginia W. Buck is the granddaughter of W. T. Marshall. Article is believed to have been printed in a Nicholas County newpaper after his death, about 1920.

W. T. L. Marshall was the son of David & Elizabeth J. (Lockridge) Marshall (Sturm).

See William T. L. Marshall in Some Civil War Soldiers of Calhoun County, in the online publication of Calhoun County In The Civil War.

See William T. L. Marshall's Military Discharge from a post-Civil War enlistment. A letter from his brother, John, to their mother also appears on that page.

Virginia W. Buck, who submitted this information, is the granddaughter of W. T. Marshall. Article is believed to have been printed in a Nicholas County newpaper after his death, about 1920.


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 7/25/1893

LOUISA MARTIN

Louisa Martin, grand daughter of Levi Morris, departed this life on Sunday July 16, 1893, after a long painful illness. While it had been expected that death would come to her relief, yet her friends clung to her to the last and resisted the attacts of the grim monster to the end. This ends the life of one of the purest and fairest flowers. Only the recollection of an exemplary and christian life is left to commemorate her stay on this earth. She was buried in the Mount Zion cemetery on the 17th last.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - November 22, 1998

WILLIS MARTIN JR

Willis Martin Jr., 47, of Chloe, Calhoun County, died Nov. 19, 1998, in General Division, CAMC.

He was an Army veteran and a mechanic.

Surviving: wife, Teresa Adkins Martin; daughter, Betty Martin at home; son, Johnny Martin at home; brothers, Bobby of Texas, Patrick of Orrville, Ohio, James of Chloe.

Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/11/1995

ZELLA WEBB MARTIN

Zella Webb Martin, 73, of Spencer, died Friday, May 5, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Altizer, a daughter of the late Ballard and Effie Price Craddock. She was a retired employee of the former Spencer Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Lewis Webb of Spencer and Steven Allen Martin of Cross Lanes; three daughters, Diana Morrison of Jackson, Mich., Martha Cooper of Spencer and Tammy Roberts of Charleston; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thurman Casto Webb, in 1950; her second husband, Ralph Donald Martin, in 1972; one brother, Clifford Craddock; and two sisters, Hazel Givens and Elva Roberts.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Gene Miller and Don Southall officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - March 27, 1999

J. W. MATHENEY

J.W. "Willard" Matheney, 85, of Newton, Roane County, died March 25, 1999, at home.

He was a native of Braxton County and a retired sawmill operator, farmer and stockman. He was a former employee of the state Department of Highways and a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Elana.

Surviving: wife, Bernice Hall Matheney; sons, Cecil David and Terry L., both of Newton, Garry A. of Spencer; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. David Armentrout officiating. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery, Calhoun County. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/16/1996

MAXINE L. MATHESS

Maxine L. Mathess, 67, of Cox's Mill, died Wednesday, May 8, 1996, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Chalmer and Roxie Davis. She was a former employee of Economy Outlet, Harrisville, and Glenville State College.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Clarence D. Mathess; three sons, Clarence A. Mathess of Washington, Larry R. Mathess of Troy and Rodney J. Mathess of Cox's Mill; one sister, Inez Bower of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha Dawn Mathess; and one brother, Harley "Tubb" Davis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. David Somerville officiating. Burial was in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MATHEW MATHEWS

6/4/1998

Mathew Foster Mathews, 74, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Memorial Southeast Hospital, Houston, Tex.

He was born in Vienna, a son of the late William J. and Bess W. Mathews. He attended Parkersburg High School and graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1941. He was active in band at both schools. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was owner of Mathews Rechargeable Batteries, Houston.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Mathews of Pearland, Tex.; three sons, Michael C. Mathews, Sr., of Pearland, Kimberly Mathews of Toledo, Ohio, and William James of Toledo; two daughters, Stephanie Vaughn of Dayton, Ohio, and Kelly Fair of Lafayette, Colo.; one brother, William J. Mathews of Vienna; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Mathews.

Services were held at SouthPark Funeral Home, Pearland. Graveside services will be held at Evergreen North Cemetery, Parkersburg, on Wednesday, July 8, at 11 a.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - May 21, 1999

HAROLD BERTRAND MAY

Harold Bertrand May, 74, of Ripley died May 20, 1999, in Eldercare Nursing Home.

He was a former employee of Monsanto Corp., Nitro.

Surviving: sons, Terry of Dunbar, Ray of Poca; daughters, Susie Williams of Ravenswood, Mary Evans and Lynn Burgess, both of Ripley; brothers, Bob Finch of Nitro, Ellis Finch of Scott Depot; sisters, Gwen Anderson of Ravenswood, Wanda Guinn and Kathryn Lyons, both of Cape Coral, Fla.; seven grandchildren; one great- grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley. Burial will be in Wayne Cemetery, Calhoun County. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/7/1994

MARLYN MAY

Marlyn May, 7-month-old son of Gary C. and Veronica Tanner May of Spencer, died Tuesday, Mar. 29, 1994, at Women & Children's Hospital, Charleston, after an extended illness.

Surviving in addition to his parents are four brothers, Mike Burgess of Gandeeville, Rodney May of Harmony, Scott May and Greg May, both of Spencer; paternal grandmother, Elva May of Harmony; maternal grandparents, Albert and Frances Tanner of Arnoldsburg; and paternal great-grandparents, Orvil Starcher and Otie Starcher, both of Ivydale.

He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Ronel May.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks and Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARY MAY

5/20/1999

Mary L. May, 94, of Gandeeville, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Oka, the daughter of the late Robert and Delilah Ellison Jarvis. She was a former Calhoun County elementary teacher and had worked in Akron, Ohio, in the rubber manufacturing industry for a number of years.

Surviving are two sisters, Leverene Harper of Gandeeville and Maxie Ponn of Langsville, Ohio; and two brothers, Everett Jarvis of Grantsville and Leo Jarvis of Athens, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hartley May; one brother, Walter Jarvis; and two sisters, Ruth Vida and Goldie Edwards.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 6 p.m., at Si Jarvis Cemetery, Oka, with Rev. Clark Marks officiating. There will be no visitation. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

IVAN L. MAYNE

5/8/1997

Ivan L. Mayne, 81, of Spencer, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.

He was born in Minnora, a son of the late John Henry and Martha Jane Crawford Mayne. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II and a retired farmer.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mildred Mayne of Spencer; two nephews, Roger Mayne of Spencer and John Mayne of Clendenin; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William O. Mayne.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Carl R. Marks officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ROGER W. MAYNE

8/20/1998

Roger W. Mayne, 50, of Spencer, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, in CAMC-Memorial Division, Charleston, after a sudden illness.

He was born in Spencer, the son of Mildred Batten Mayne of Spencer and the late William O. (Bill) Mayne. He was a truck driver for Great American Lines, Ravenswood, and a farmer. He had been an employee of the former Spencer Hospital.Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Patricia Bush Mayne of Spencer; one daughter, Pamela Ann Mayne of Spencer; two sons, Eric Mayne, with the U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Va., and Johnny Mayne of Spencer; one brother, John G. Mayne of Newton; and one half brother, Jack Batten of Pt. Pleasant. Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/23/1995

ALBERT G. MAZE

Albert G. Maze, 89, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Oct. 27, 1995, at his residence.

He was a member of Northview Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lona Dell Maze of Pensacola; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Rosalind Maze of Pensacola; daughter and son-in-law, Marie Hope and Harold Halstead of Pensacola; five grandchildren, Sabrina Edwards, Lisa Shears, Dean Halstead, Barbara Ann Day and Sherry Gordon; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ethel Maze of Belpre, Ohio; and a nephew, Hale Maze of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters; one grandson, Larry Eugene Maze, and one great-grandson.

Services were held at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, Pensacola, with Rev. Charles Mott officiating. Burial was in Bayview Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/3/1994

BELVA MAZE

Belva Maze, 82, of Munday, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 1994, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was born in Wirt County, daughter of the late Leonard and Della Watson McIntyre. She was a member of Bell Chapel United Methodist Church and Wirt County Senior Citizens.

Surviving are three sons, Billy Maze of Akron, Ohio, Eugene Maze of Munday, and Jim Maze of Palestine; one daughter, Wilma Jean Starcher of Oil City, Pa.; a sister Elmira Hayes of Fairmont; and a grandson she raised, Roger Maze of Munday; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Maze in 1989; two sons, Bernard, Jr., and Harold Cline Maze; three brothers; and five sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home of Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Robirds officiating, and burial to be in Belt Cemetery, Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CLARENCE MAZE, JR.

5/6/1999

Clarence Maze, Jr., 67, died in Petersburg, Va., on Saturday, Apr. 24, 1999.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Nona Rose Maze and the late Clarence Maze, Sr. He held a bachelor's degree from Glenville State College, where he was honored as Alumnus of the Year in 1989, a master's from West Virginia University, and a doctorate from Indiana University. He served on the faculty and as dean of academic affairs at GSC, directed a business teacher education program through Ohio University in Nigeria, West Africa, and held a full professorship in the College of Education and the College of Business Administration at University of Tennessee before assuming the presidency of Richard Bland College, a branch of the College of William and Mary, which he held for 21 years before retiring in 1996. While president, he initiated and promoted the program in international education, was credited with increasing minority enrollment, promoting the professional development of the faculty and staff, and developing the college as a cultural center for Southside Virginia.

He was a leader in civic and cultural affairs in Southside Virginia through such agencies as United Way, Red Cross, Community Concert Association, Petersburg Rotary Club, Association for Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Petersburg Art League, Fort Lee Advisory Committee, and Tourism Board. He was a member of Christ and Grace Episcopal Church, where he served as vestryman, senior warden and lay reader, and was also on the executive board of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Marlene Dotson Maze; two sons, Thomas and John; three sisters, Betty Krugman of West Virginia and Karen Richard and Connie Lahman of South Carolina; and one brother, Roger Maze of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Timothy Dotson Maze, and one brother, Blaine Maze. Services were held at Christ and Grace Episcopal Church with Rev. David Teschner officiating. Burial was in Memorial Garden at the church. Memorials may be made to Richard Bland College Foundation, 11301 Johnson Rd., Petersburg, VA 23805, Christ and Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, VA 23805, or American Cancer Society.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/9/1995

OKEY B. MAZE

Okey B. Maze, 77, of Mineral Wells, died Sunday, Mar. 5, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Industry, a son of the late James and Minnie Davis Maze. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and retired in 1973 with 33 years of service as a melter at Youngstown Sheet & Tube, East Chicago, Ind. He moved to Mineral Wells from Indiana in 1991, and was a former member and held various offices in First Baptist Church of Hammond, Ind.; Griffith Baptist Church, Griffith, Ind.; and First Baptist Church of Warsaw, Ind. He was a member of Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years. Reva Pettit Maze; one son, Dennis Maze of Griffith; one sister, Dixie Baker of Tyler, Texas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Freddie Maze; and one sister, Goldie Maze.

Services will be held Thursday, Mar. 9, 2 p.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev.Bill Angel and Rev. Mike Poole officiating. Burial will be in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday, with military honors by Elizabeth American Legion Post 55. Visitation was scheduled after 2 p.m. on Wednesday and until 2 p.m. on Thursday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WILBERT B. MAZE

1/8/1998

Wilbert Blaine Maze, 54, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Nona Rose Maze of Munday and the late Clarence Maze, Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed by B.F. Goodrich, Spencer, for 22 years. He attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Phyllis M. Maze; two daughters, Ann Kaufman of Grantsville and Elaine Lindenthal of Birch River; two brothers, Dr. Clarence Maze, Jr., of Petersburg, Va., and Roger Maze of Limestone, Tenn.; three sisters, Betty Krugman of Pennsboro, Connie Lahman of Aiken, S.C., and Karen Richard of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two grand-children. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jeff Lahman and Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial was in Maze Cemetery, Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/15/1996

DIANE F. McCARTNEY

Diane Ferry McCartney, 65, of Morgantown, died Monday, Aug. 12, 1996, at her home. She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Ted and Evelyne Jones Ferry. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Morgantown, where she served as Deacon. She was an honor graduate of Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia. She also studied at Salem College, West Virginia University, Villanova University, and University of Pennsylvania. Her major art works include a religious mural in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Keyser; Morgantown Historical Mural, hanging in Mountineer Mall, which she was coordinator and a major contributor; and a sculpted bust of Perley Isaac Reed, which stands in WVU School of Journalism. A large portrait of her husband, exhibited last year in the Morgantown Art Association's Exhibit 60, won two awards: the Margaret Wheat Award and the painting most representative of West Virginia. She was a life member of Morgantown Art Association and Girl Scouts of America, and member of Florence Stewart Book Club and Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Dr. Hunter P. McCartney, who resided in Calhoun and taught at Calhoun High School for several years; one son, James Hunter McCartney of Kingwood; three daughters, Deborah McCartney of Morgantown, Nancy Hannah of Raleigh, N.C., and Ali Kawashima of Greensboro, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

Cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home, Inc. The family will receive friends at First Presbyterian Church, Morgantown, on Friday from 1 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Richard W. Fiete officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ARIEL E. McCLAIN, JR.

11/19/1998

Ariel E. "Mac" McClain, Jr., 77, of Ironton, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, in Kings Daughter Medical Center, Ashland, Ky.

He was born in Salem, the son of the late Ariel E. and Flossie Mae Allen McClain, Sr. He was a World War II Army veteran and a retired truck driver fo Ford Brothers with 30 years service.

He also worked in gas fields for Hope Natural Gas Co., Grantsville. He graduated from Calhoun County High School and was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine Byrd McClain; one daughter, Andrea Trippy of Huntington; one son, Tom McClain of Coal Grove; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Helen Watson of Belpre, Ohio, June Buckland of Charlerol, Pa., and Nadine Gant of Tempe, Ariz. He was preceded in death by one brother, Irvin McClain, and one sister, Pauline Coulter.

Services were held at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with Minister Philip LeMaster officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

IRVIN S. McCLAIN

6/26/1997

Irvin Sherwood McClain, 73, of Elkins, died Thursday, June 19, 1997, at Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, Elkins.

He was born in Salem, a son of the late Ariel Ethan and Flossie Allen McClain. He graduated from Calhoun County High School, was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and retired from Consolidated Natural Gas. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Elks Lodge 1135 and First Baptist Church of Clarksburg.

Surviving are his wife, Leota B. Kelley McClain; one daughter, Kandes Crawford of Elkins; one granddaughter, Stephanie E. Haynes of Elkins; one brother, Ariel E. McClain, Jr., of Ironton, Ohio; three sisters, Helen Watson of Belpre, June Buckley of Charleroi, Pa., and Nadine Gant of Tempe, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Craig S. McCalin, and two sisters, Pauline Coulter and Mary Susan McClain.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Kendell and Rev. Larry Crawford officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/3/1994

MAMIE C. McCOLLUM

Mamie C. McCollum, 89, of Berea, Ohio, formerly of Millstone, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 1994, at Southwestern Hospital, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John T. and Maggie Wood Crawford. She was a cottage parent at United Methodist Children's Home in Beaea.

Surviving are three sons, Robert E. "Bob" McCollum of Fairview Park, Ohio, Roy Samuel McCollum of Berea and John "Jack" McCollum of Willoughby, Ohio; two daughters, Frances Starkey of Berea and Shirley Mace of Millstone; three borthers, Earl Crawford of Grantsville, Don Crawford of Barberton, Ohio, and Berlin Crawford of Evans; three sisters, Edra Hoskins of Mogadore, Ohio, Tressie Church of Arnoldsburg and Beatrice Shaffer of Millstone; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orval S. McCollum, in 1954; three brothers; and one sister.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/12/1996

ELWOOD McCORMICK

Elwood A. McCormick, 78, of Tom's Run, Spencer, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in White Sulphur Springs, a son of the late Orlando C. and Effie Stalnaker McCormick. He was retired from Island Creek Coal Co., Mingo County. He was a stockman and a farmer and attended Cedar Grove Church, Barnes Run.

Surviving are four daughters, Barbara Daugherty of Trout-ville, Va., Loretta Morrison of Delbarton, Shirley Moore of Kermit and Darlene Cisco of Hardy, Ky.; three sons, Jimmy McCormick and Steven McCormick, both of Grantsville, and Walter McCor-mick of Mentor, Ohio; one sister, Bonnie Lee of Brook Park, Ohio; one brother, Ernest McCormick of Mansfield, Ohio; 17 grand-children; 18 great-grandchildren; five foster grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ayers McCormick; one sister, Aline McCormick; and one brother, Clyde McCormick.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Carroll L. McCauley officiating. Burial was in Hodam Chapel Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


PAULINE McCOURT

5/8/1997

I. Pauline McCourt, 65, of Indian Camp, Ohio, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at her home. She was born in Wallback, a daughter of the late Otha O. Drake and Opal Maysel May Drake.

She was a homemaker and a Freewill Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, Arden S. McCourt; three daugh-ters, Rhonda Holeton of New Concord, Ohio, Robin Wiley of Johnson City, Tenn., and Rhea Jarvis of Cambridge, Ohio; one son, Timothy Jarvis of Mogadore, Ohio; one step-son, Jerry A. McCourt of Mentor, Ohio; three sisters, Cleo Adelman of Rootstown, Ohio, Jean Blacklock of Albuquerque, N.M., and Careen "Crickette" Wiley of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers, Jack Drake of Ivydale, Marshall Drake of Akron, Forrest Drake of Clay, and Charles Robert Drake King of Tariff; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Services will be held at Mud Fork Church, Stinson, on Thurs-day at 1 p.m., with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be in Coen Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/25/1996

CLIFFORD McCOY

Clifford McCoy, 65, of Nicut, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 1996, at Roane General Hospital. He was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Holly and Ella Rose McCoy. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and had retired as an oil field driller. He was a member of Fairview Memorial Church, Nicut.

Surviving are his wife, Tressie McCoy; two sons, Gilfford McCoy of Nicut and Daniel McCoy of Chloe; one daughter, Mylinda McCoy of Nicut; two brothers, John McCoy and Darrell McCoy, both of Freemont, Ohio; three sisters, Louise McCoy of Waverly, Ohio, and Rose McCoy and Stella McCoy, both of Racine, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy McCoy and Foster McCoy.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 February 2000

GEORGE McCOY

George W. McCoy, 78, of Belpre, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at his daughter's residence in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John Ira and Mary Virginia Riggs McCoy. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War 11 and retired from Johns Manville Co.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Eleanor Atkinson McCoy; two daughters, Patricia Cooke of Orinda, Calif., and Jeanne Legg of Mt. Vernon; three grandchildren; two brothers, Glen McCoy and Howard McCoy, both of Belpre, Ohio; one sister, Bessie Anderson of Lakeside, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. David Hubbard officiating. Graveside services were held at Hur Cemetery, Hur.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARY E. McCOY

1/30/1997

Mary E. Stump McCoy, 85, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Arbors of Marietta. She was born in Hur, a daughter of the late Slathiel and Anise Stemple Slider. She was retired from Rubber Fabricators, Grants-ville. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Glen McCoy; one daughter, Jane Baird of Ivydale; one stepdaughter, Norma Kemp of Belpre; three granddaughters, Kelly Offenberger of Parkersburg, Elaine Linden-thal of Gassaway and Ann Caufman of Botswana, Africa; one great-grandson, Matthew Cole of Gassaway; one great-grand-daughter, Megan Cole of Gassaway; two stepgranddaughters, Kelly Bloss and Tiffany Bloss, both of Parkersburg; and one step-grandson, Chad Bloss of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 48 years, J. Russell Stump; and two sons, James W. Stump and Robert Gene Stump.

Services were held at First Baptist Church with Rev. James Pearson officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 December 1999

OTA CAROLYNE McCOY

Ota Carolyne McCoy, 56, of Ravenswood died Saturday Dec. 11, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Victor and Alta Gainer. She was a homemaker and housewife.

Surviving: husband, Joe L. McCoy of Ravenswood; two daughters, Lisa Rowell of Beaufort, S.C., Janet Belcher of Ravenswood; one son, Edward Anthony McCoy of Parkersburg; five sisters, Reva Owens of Petersburg, Lenore Warner of Elkins, Mary Kelley of Grantsville, Sue Richards of Cleveland, Phyllis Hathaway of Lost Creek; five brothers, Dale Gainer of Tennessee, Garrett Gainer of Grantsville, Ronzel Gainer of Shawnee Mission, Kan., Wendell Gainer of Canton, Ohio, Darrell Gainer of Cleveland; four granddaughters; one grandson; and 39 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Geneva Protroski, and one son, Joe L. McCoy, Jr.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Donald Balis officiating. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/7/1995

SCOTTIE McCOY

Scottie McCoy, 84, of Hur, died Monday, Sept. 4, 1995, at her residence after a short illness.

She was born in Hur, a daughter of the late James Evert and Ida Scott McCoy. She was owner and operator of McCoy Store, Hur, for more than 50 years.

Surviving are one niece, Beatrice Dobson of Gallipolis, Ohio; one nephew, Jim McCoy of Smithville; three great-nephews; and three great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, F.F. McCoy, Harley McCoy, Alley McCoy, Cleo McCoy and Paul McCoy; two nieces; and three nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. D.L. Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/10/1994

RUSSELL McCRAY

Russell McCray, 59, of Brohard, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 1994, at his residence after an extended battle with lung cancer.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Charles H. and Ethel McIntyre McCray. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and was retired from Corning Glass Works after 32 years of service. He was a life member of American Flint Glass Workers Union, and was a Baptist by faith.

Surviving are his wife, Launna Roberts McCray; two sons, David Russell McCray and Mark Lewis McCray, both of Brohard; one brother, Charles W. McCray of Parkersburg; one sister, Eleanor Gifford of Parkersburg; and one half brother, Johnny F. Goodnight of Brohard.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, Joseph Alan McCray.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. John Gibson officiating, and burial to be in Hartley Cemetery, Wirt County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 January 2000

BELLE McCUMBERS

Belle McCumbers, 85, of Glenville, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Shoals Cottrill. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Harold and Hanison McCumbers, both of Orma, and Harry McCumbers of Palestine; two brothers, Haymond McCumbers of Glenville and Fred McCumbers of Buckhannon; two sisters, Roxie Hamrick of Chapel and Hazel Walton of Buckhannon; and 31 grandchildren, including Bobbi Cottrill of Glenville with whom she made her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie McCumbers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BONNIE McCUMBERS

3/4/1999

Bonnie A. McCumbers, 71, of Nicut, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at her home following a long illness.

She was born at Elmira, Braxton County, the daughter of the late Fred and Jane Elizabeth Cottrill White. She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut, and was a retired service personnel of Calhoun County Schools with 20 years service.

Surviving are her husband, Charley McCumbers; one daugh-ter, Barbara Jane Wilson of Big Springs; one son, Jackie Lee McCumbers of Nicut; one sister, Dona Vaughan of Front Royal, Va.; and six grandchildren, Walter and Warren Wilson, and Russell, Josua, Charles and Rebecca McCumbers.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church with Elder Charles Fisher and Elder Richard Westfall officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 October 1999

EDITH McCUMBERS

Edith Dawn McCumbers, 55, of Streetsboro, Ohio, formerly of Frozen, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Frances and Ina Minney Cottrell.

Surviving are her husband, Tony McCumbers; one son, Martin McCumbers of Streetsboro; one brother, Vane Cottrell of Windom, Ohio; and two sisters, Neva Sears of Mount Run and Lela Cottrell of Ripley.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial was in Frozen Run Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/2/1995

ELMER McCUMBERS

Elmer M. McCumbers, 62, of Millstone, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1995, at Roane General Hospital. He was born in Orma, a son of the late Jink and Corda Goff McCumbers. He was a timbercutter and farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Bailey McCumbers; one daughter, Anna Runnon of Parkersburg; one stepdaughter, Paula Wigal of Newark; five stepsons, Thomas Yearian of Windham, Ohio, James Yearian of Nashville, Tenn., Paul Yearian of Akron, Ohio, Jerry Wigal of Lebanon, Ohio, and Sterling Wigal of Mineral Wells; three sisters, Della Goodwin and Alma Doolittle, both of Spencer, and Mabel VanBuren of Rosedale; one grandchild; and 10 step-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ben Kirby and Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in Mt. Run Cemetery, Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/2/1996

ETHEL McCUMBERS

Ethel McCumbers, 86, of Leroy, died Friday, April 26, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Nichols and Mauda Myers Nichols. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Warren McCumbers of Grantsvillle; two sons, Charles Nichols of Leroy and Ramond Nichols of Ravenna, Ohio; one sister, Essie Nichols of Leroy; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Mt. Zion Church, Gay, Roane County. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/11/1996

ONA M. McCUMBERS

Ona May McCumbers, 87, of Nicut, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996, at Americare Pine Lodge, Beckley, following an extended illness.

She was born in Clay County, a daughter of the late Grover W. and Duck McCumbers Dickey. She was employed in the personal care of the elderly service in Jackson County for many years.

Surviving are one son, Warren McCumbers of Grantsville; and two sisters, Tressie McCoy and Mable King, both of Nicut.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/23/1995

ORVA GAY McCUMBERS

Orva Gay McCumbers, 72, of Aberdeen, Md., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1995, at Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Md.

She was born in Nicut, the daughter of Gruder and Ella Gay Bailey Rogers. She was a protestant, homemaker and former owner of Ball Park Restaurant, Street, Md.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Stanley Gerald "Staley" McCumbers of Aberdeen; three daughters, Ella Ann DelSignore and Janet Lynn Wood, both of Baltimore, Md., and Shelia Jean French of Edgewood, Md.; mother, Ella Gay Bailey Rogers of St. George; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lester Forest and Bernice Josephine Brady Rogers of Balitmore, and Captain Ford and Donie Estaline Moffatt Rogers of Arnoldsburg; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Artie Jewel and Leonard Allen Cogar of Webster Springs, Doris Emogene and Allen Dale Myers, and Tina Garnett Myers, all of St. George; six grandchildren; five great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by twin babies and another baby; nephew, Chester Lee Rogers; father, Gruder Rogers; brother-in-law, Charles Edward Myers; and her daughter, Amelia Carman "Amy" Snyder, 36, who died Nov. 25, 1994.

Services were held at Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home, Aberdeen, with her nephew Ronald Keith Rogers of Baltimore officiating. A poem, "We Knew Her Very Well," written by her daughter Janet on the day of her death, was read at the funeral. The singers included two granddaughters, Crystal Marie French and Amanda Lynn Potcner, who sang "Amazing Grace." Burial was in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Md.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ROGER LEE McCUMBERS

6/4/1998

Roger Lee McCumbers, 48, of Nicut, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, after an extended illness.

He was born in Nicut, a son of Lester and Linda McCumbers of Nicut. He attended Lower Nicut Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Shawnna Stout of Servia; two sons, Joey Lee McCumbers of Clay and Roger Shannorn McCumbers of Servia; six sisters, Beatrice Putman of Arnoldsburg, Anna Lee White of Burton, Ohio, Louis Paulette Ice of Mantua, Ohio; Betty Jo Cottrell of Nicut; Sharon Mooris of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Tammy Smith of Tanner; two brothers, Billy Dean McCumbers of Five Forks and Timmothy Mark McCumbers of Nicut; and one grandson, Christopher Trae Stout.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ed Moore officiating. Burial was in Mount Run Cemetery, near Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/2/1995

THOMAS McCUMBERS

Thomas E. McCumbers, 78, of Nicut, died Monday, Jan. 23, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Nicut, a son of the late Samuel and Viola Tucker McCumbers. He was a livestock farmer, and a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine Rogers McCumbers; three daughters, Sharon Knotts of Orma, Earnestine Fulks of Nicut and Tina Vaughan of Spencer; one son, Kelvin McCumbers of Richmond, Va.; one step-daughter, Debbie Mace of Spencer; three brothers, Judson McCumbers of Nicut, Clyde McCumbers of Rosedale and Joe McCumbers of Ohio; one sister, Marie Cottrell of Dover, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Texie McCumbers, in 1964; three sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial was in Mount Run Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 December 1999

WARREN McCUMBERS

Warren McCumbers, 66, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Job and Ona King of Norma.

Surviving are two aunts, Tressie McCoy of Nicut and Mable King of Norma.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLARD McCUMBERS

4/1/1999

Willard McCumbers, 63, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Mar. 25, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of the late Jesse James and Catherine Marks McCumbers.

Surviving are his wife, Linda McCumbers; one son, Dennis Lee McCumbers of Grantsville; three daughters, Catherine Helmick of Nicut, Sharon Sue Rogers of Shock and Audrie McCumbers of Arnoldsburg; and one sister, Myral Taylor of Orrville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jesse James Mc-Cumbers and Eugene Stephen McCumbers. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Mt. Run Cemetery, Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 December 1999

BETTY McCUNE

Betty McCune, 73, of Grafton, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center, Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

She was born in Stumptown, the daughter of the late Alva and Delphia Harris. She lived in Cleveland for 34 years before moving to Grafton in 1989. She retired from Kenny King's Restaurant, Cleveland, in 1986. She was a member of Christian Unity Church, North Eaton, Ohio, and former member of Harris Gospel Singers and Faith Freewill Baptist Church, Cleveland.

Surviving are her husband, Roscoe McCune; two sons, Clem Lee Schoolcraft of Cleveland and Mark Schoolcraft of Brunswick, Ohio; one daughter, Dianna Hilaszek of Grafton; four grand-children; three brothers, Clarence Harris of Stumptown and Alva Harris and Sam Harris, both of Grafton; six sisters, Jean Lyons of Brunswick, Minnie Stainaker of LaGrange, Ohio, Nellie Settle of Petroleum, Sue Morton of Harrisville and Lyda Harris and Lou Miller, both of Stumptown.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Oran Schoolcraft, in 1984; one sister, Wanda Harris; and one brother, Kenneth "Mike" Harris.

Services were held at David Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, Ohio, with Rev. Denver Daniel officiating. Burial was in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EDITH K. McCUNE

2/12/1998

Edith Kathleen King McCune, 72, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, in Oak Hill.

She was a housewife an attended the Church of God.

Surviving are one son, Gary McCune of Goldsboro, N.C.; two daughters, Sharon Lea Pyatt of Oak Hill and Betty Jo Triplett of Fayetteville; one brother, Bernell King of Winslow, Ark.; three sisters, Goldie Bess of Fenwick, Dora Lea Davis of Fayetteville and Charlotte Ann Lewis of Akron, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Lida Bailey of Minnora and Ida Siers of Grantsville.

Services were held at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayettevile, with Rev. Joann Treadway officiating. Burial was in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MOTER McCUNE

4/3/1997

Moter Ray McCune, 74, of Beckley, died Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, at the veterans hospital in Beckley.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Sherman and Elizabeth Norman McCune. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 32, Beckley.

He attended Rogers Street Community Church, Princeton. He retired from Allied Chemical, Alloy, in 1974.

Surviving are one son, Gary McCune of Goldsboro, N.C.; two daughters, Sharon Pyatt of Oak Hill and Betty Triplett of Fayetteville; one granddaughter, Tammy Pyatt of Oak Hill; two sisters, Ida Siers of Grantsville and Lida Bailey of Minnora; and companion and friend, Lora J. Neely of Lake Bottom.

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

Services were held at Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton, with Rev. Eugene Pennington and Rev. Cecil Shrader officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 175, Bradshaw. and Mercer County Veterans Council.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/5/1994

NELLIE G. McCUNE

Nellie G. McCune, 88, of Ambridge, Pa., formerly of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Apr. 30, 1994, at Aliquippa Hospital, Aliquippa, Pa., after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Isaac and Dale Vannoy Harris. She was a former employee of Capitol Restaurant, Aliquippa.

Surviving are a sister, Oleta Pratt of Grafton Ohio; a brother, John Harris of Akron, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry McCune; and a daughter, Leota Green.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating, and burial to be in Orma Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RAYMOND McCUNE

6/10/1999

Raymond McCune, 92, of Minnora, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Thomas and Minnie McCumbers McCune. He was retired from Mercer Alloy Co. of Pennsylvania and was a timberman.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha Jane Wilson McCune; five daughters, Shirley McCune of Normantown, Velma Sexton of Orlando, Fla., Renee Parsons of Parkersburg, Sue McCune of Minnora and Jeanette Norman of Arnoldsburg; four sons, Burley McCune of Spencer, Joe McCune of Arnoldsburg, Jack McCune of Glenville and Cecil McCune of Normantown; and three sisters, Lake Wilson of Glenville and Stella Nicholas and Maxine Stump, both of Spencer.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Bennie Fay McCune will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Run Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/23/1996

ASA R. McDONALD

Asa R. McDonald, 79, of Pine View Convalescent Home, Harrisville, died Thursday, May 16, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Philip and Ruth McDonald.

Services were held at Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, with Rev. Carlton Wilson officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/1/1995

GARY LEE McDONALD

Gary Lee McDonald, 35, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, May 23, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Jackson County.

He was born in Jackson County, a son of Barbara Richards McDonald of Millwood and the late Otis Randall McDonald. He was a 1978 Ravenswood High School graduate and was employed by Carl Smith, Inc., as crew chief for S.S. Racing. He was a member of the National Wildlife Federation.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Tracy Leigh Embrey McDonald; one son, Gage Lewis McDonald of the home; one sister, Sandra Stalnaker of Beckley; and his maternal grandmother, Muriel Milliron of Grantsville.

Services were held at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenwsood, with Rev. Hubert Groves officiating. Burial was in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/3/1994

J. PARKER McDONALD

J. Parker McDonald, 75, of Sharon, died Monday, Feb. 14, 1994, at Sharon Regional Health System's Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of Tell and Ethel Parker McDonald. He was a 1943 graduate of West Virginia University, where he received a business degree, and was a member of Kappa Sigma Faternity. He worked with Brenner Industrial Sales & Supply Co., Youngstown, for 25 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sharon.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen M. Swanson; three daughters, Mrs. Gretchen L. Workman of Arlington, Texas, Mrs. Sandra K. Tarkanick of Hermitage and Miss Tina M. of St. Anthony, Minn.; two sons, Jay of Leesburg, Va., and Scott of Waxahachie, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Gail Mills of Elizabeth; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Ruth Witt, and a brother, Romeo.

Services were held at Sherman Funeral Home.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

NANCY McGEORGE

2/25/1999

Nancy J. McGeorge, 97, of Walker Community, Chloe, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in Wadsworth, Ohio, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Molly Carrico Jarvis and was a homemaker. She was a correspondent for The Calhoun Chronicle for most of her adult life. Surviving are one son, Freeman McGeorge, of Wadsworth, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther McGeorge, and one daughter, Inez McGeorge.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Don Dawson officiating, and burial in Cottrill Cemetery, Oka.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/24/1995

EARSEL I. McGILL

Earsel I. McGill, 88, of Harrisville, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 1995, at Sheppard Health Care Center, Ellenboro.

He was born in Straight Fork, near Burnt House, Ritchie County, a son of the late Franklin and Rilda Crites McGill. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the invasion of Normandy, the Ardennes Offensive, and the Rhineland Occupation. He was a farmer, and had owned and operated McGill's Grocery on the Ritchie-Calhoun line for several years. He retired as a self-employed carpenter, and formerly attended Beech Valley United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gerna Glean McGill; and one brother, Waldo McGill of Big Springs.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Hobert McGill; and three sisters, Annie Gill, Artie Newbrough and Janie Farrell.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 February 2000

EMMA McGRAW

Emma Frances McGraw, 90, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James Madison and Nancy Murphy West. She was a dairy fariner.

Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Otto Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

BEURNICE McINTOSH

Beurnice Vaughan McIntosh, 81, of Davisville, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William T. and Flora Luman Boyce. She was active in Wood County 4-H and founded the Stillwell 4-H Club in the Murphytown area 48 years ago. She was a member of various Parkersburg area bowling leagues and Sunrise Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Vaughan, Jr., of Davisville, William Vaughan of Anchorage, Alaska, and James Vaughan of Culloden; one daughter, Mary Lou Holman of Parkersburg; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles C. Vaughan, Sr.; second husband, Clarence McIntosh; two brothers, Francis Boyce and Roscoe Boyce; one sister, Beulah Hewitt; and one grandson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Winfred R. Lucas officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ERNEST REX McKEE

7/31/1997

Ernest Rex McKee, 64, of Sayre, Ohio, died Monday, July 28, 1997, after a short illness. He was born in Calhoun County.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude McKee of Sayre; two daughters, Dina Lynn of Baltimore, Md., and Lisa Lynn of Big Stone Gap, Va.; one son, Dwayne of Big Stone Gap; two sisters, Virginia Petit and Agnes Samples, both of McConnelsville, Ohio; two brothers, Bob McKee of Pulaski, Va., and Calvin McKee of McConnelsville; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son, Randy.

Services were held at Halding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/30/1996

C. E. McKINLEY

C.E. "Butch" McKinley, 48, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, May 25, 1996, near Arnoldsburg as a result of a shooting, believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was born at Spencer, the son of Carroll E. McKinley, Sr., of Hollindale, Fla., and Nelma Stump of Orma. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and West Virginia Institute of Technology. He was a former employee of Dowell Corp. He was a member of Bear Fork Hunting Club where he served as president and a member of Arnoldsburg Southern Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Julie Vineyard of Arnoldsburg; one son, Nick McKinley of Indiana; one sister, Patti Hicks of Chloe; one brother, Mike Stump of Chloe; two half brothers, Howard McKinley of Louisiana and Wesley Moss of Florida; stepfather, Vance Stump of Orma; maternal grandmother, Nell Jarvis of Chloe; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon and Dr. Claude Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery, Minnora. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/30/1996

VICKI LYNN McKINLEY

Vicki Lynn McKinley, 48, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, May 25, 1996, near her home following a shooting.

She was born in Wood County, a daughter of Anna Lee Byers of Walker and the late George J. Hays. She was a graduate of Glenville State College and was a teacher at Minnora Elementary School for over 20 years. She had previously attended airline service school in Minneapolis, Minn., and was a former employee of Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C. She was a member and treasurer of Arnoldsburg Southern Baptist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one daughter, Julie Ann Vineyard of Arnoldsburg; two grandchildren, Victoria and Cole Vineyard, both of Arnoldsburg; maternal grandmother, Delma Knotts of Walker; and stepfather, Leslie Byers of Walker. She was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Hays.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Charles Fisher and Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Hays Cemetery, Arnolds-burg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDWARD McKOWN

10/7/1999

Edward G. "Babe" McKown, 84, of Arnoldsburg, died Thurs-day, Sept. 23, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Isaac D. and Emily Starcher McKown. He was a founder and member of Arnoldsburg Community Church and was a retired supervisor for W.Va. Dept. of Highways in Calhoun County. He was a Calhoun County politician and served as chairman of many community development projects.

Surviving are one daughter, Marie M. Nofs of Winchester, Va.; three sons, George D. McKown of Leachtown and Clarence and Charles McKown, both of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Goldie Hall of Pocatalico; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Jewell Wayne McKown, and six brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Howard Nichols and Rev. Olive Swiney officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/23/1995

GLENNIE G. McKOWN

Glennie G. McKown, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born at Beech, a son of the late Isaac D. and Emily Starcher McKown. He was a U.S. Army Military Police veteran of World War II and was a retired employee of Spencer State Hospital. Surviving are one son, Garrell McKown of Barberton, Ohio; brothers, Leon McKown of Leachtown, Dave McKown of Spencer, and Edward McKown of Arnoldsburg; and one sister, Goldie Hall of Sissonville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verbal Sampson McKown; and four brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Howard Nichols and Rev. Olive Swiney officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, near Minnora.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

JEWELL E. McKOWN

Jewell E. McKown, 73, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center, after an extended illness.

She was born in Beech, a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Parsons Wayne. She was a homemaker and a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Edward G. McKown; three sons, George D. McKown of Walker, Clarence E. McKown and Charles W. McKown, both of Arnoldsburg; one daughter, Margaret Marie Nofs of Berryville, Va.; two brothers, Ersel Wayne of Spencer and Joseph Wayne of Akron; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Howard Nichols and Rev. Olive Swiney officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/3/1995

LEON "ONNIE' McKOWN

Leon "Onnie" McKown, 86, of Walker, Leachtown Community, died Sunday, July 30, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Isaac and Emily Starcher McKown. He was an Orma merchant for 18 years and a farmer. He attended Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Newell McKown; two sons, Gary McKown of Philadelphia and David McKown of Denver; two brothers, Edward McKown of Arnoldsburg and I.D. "Dave" McKown of Spencer; one sister, Goldie Hall of Sissonville; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jim Yoak officiating. Burial will be in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

SHIRLEY McKOWN

4/16/1998

Shirley Powell McKown, 93, of Lookout, died Sunday, Apr. 12, 1998, at a personal care home in Fayetteville.

She was born in Cabin Creek, a daughter of the late Lon and Mae Downs Powell. She was a member and a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Lookout.

She was a member of Longdale Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Lookout Garden Club, Farm Bureau Association, Farm Women's Club, Fayette Co. Homemakers Club, Fayette Co. Retired Teachers Association, National Education Association, and AARP. She was a retired teacher and principal for Calhoun and Fayette counties boards of education. She was a Morris Harvey College graduate.

Surviving are two daughters, Lou M. Lilly of Oak Hill and Marty S. Booth of Vienna; five sons, Robert E McKown of Fayetteville, Theodore R. McKown of Painesville, Ohio, Paul McKown of Charleston, Edward P. McKown of Savannah, Ga., and Franklin McKown of St. Cloud, Fla.; four sisters, Eva Burton of Parkersburg, Amy Hathaway of Grantsville, Lucille Wilmouth of Millstone and Emma Neal Montgomery of Columbia, S.C.; two brothers, William G. Powell of St. Albans and Rue Powell of Arnoldsburg; and one sister-in-law, Laverne Powell of Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Evan McKown; one daughter, Helen Wade; two sons, Jack McKown and Charles McKown; one sister, Verla Powell Poling; two brothers, Paul Powell and Victor Powell; and one grandson, Greg McKown.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sandridge, with Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitations were scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Ansted, with Eastern Star services at 7:30 p.m. by Longdale Chapter, Lookout, and Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., at the church. Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive U.M. Church, Lookout, WV 25868, or Albert's Chapel U.M. Church, Sandridge, W.Va., in care of Mary McKee, Millstone, WV 25261.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/24/1995

ALBERT B. McMILLIN

Albert B. McMillin, 86, formerly of Belpre, died Friday, Aug. 18, 1995, at West Virginia Masonic Home, Vienna.

He was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., a son of the late Harry and Emma Means McMillin. He was a retired supervisor in the highway construction industry for many years in West Virginia and Ohio. He was a member of Eureka Lodge 40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, and attended Calvary Community Church, Belpre.

Surviving are one son, Ronald McMillin of Hickory, N.C.; one daughter, Marian Radabaugh of Hazlet, N.J.; one sister, Melissa Richards of Dublin, Ohio; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Tanner McMillin, in 1965.

Services were held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, with Rev. James Arbogast officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - May 27, 1998

ORVA WHITE McWHORTER

Orva White McWhorter, 93, of Crestview, formerly of Calhoun County, W.Va., died May 23, 1998, in Crestview.

She was a member of Auburn Assembly of God Church, Crestview.

Surviving: sons, Robert F. McWhorter, Morgantown, W.Va., Charles W. McWhorter, Crestview; daughter, Joann Hawkins, Crestview; nine grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Jane Lew, with the Rev. Randall Hughes officiating. Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 8/8/1893

SAVANAH R. McWILLIAMS

Death has again visited our home and claimed as its victim Savanah R. eldest daughter of Eli and Rebecca Anderson, who was born March 12th, 1870, and departed this life July 17th, 1893, aged 24 years, 4 months and 4 days.

She was united in marriage to S. W. McWilliams September 1st, 1888 and lived a married life about four years, and God laid His afflicting hand on her and bade her labors cease and come home to dwell whence no traveler ever returns. She had been suffering for a considerable while with that dread disease consumption, and on the above date the white winged Angel whispered "thy work is done." and she fell asleep in the arms of Jesus and her spirit ascended to the Lord who gave it.

She leaves her husband, one child and father and brother and a host of friends to mourn their loss, but their loss is her eternal gain.

She was interred in the Bethel cemetery by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. - J.H.G.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

JERAD LEE MEADOWS

Jerad Lee Meadows, died at birth, Saturday, Dec. 16, 1995, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Surviving are his mother, Angela Meadows of Grantsville; maternal grandparents, Don and Judy Westfall of Grantsville; and maternal great-grandmother, Euleta Jones of Grantsville.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/28/1995

LILLY F. MEADOWS

Lilly F. Meadows, 92, of Richwood, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 1995, at Richwood Health Care Center after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Henry and Nora Drennan McCumbers. She was a retired farmer and a Protestant.

Surviving are two half-brothers, Lester McCumbers of Nicut and Harold McCumbers of Leatherbark Creek; two half-sisters, Orpha Yeager of Spencer and Dovie Hall of Belpre; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Meadows; and one son.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Stalnaker Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/24/1995

ROY E. MEADOWS

Roy E. "Ed" Meadows, 69, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Roscoe and Nannie Ball Meadows. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Elkem in 1982. He was a member and trustee of Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville.

Surviving are his wife, Roma Jean Posey Meadows; one son, Terry Meadows of Parkersburg; and one grandson, Michael E. Meadows of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Rosalee Marks; and three brothers, Roscoe Meadows, Jr., Robert Meadows and Spencer Meadows.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOHN MEDLEY

3/13/1997

John C. 'Jack' Medley, 94, of Big Springs, died Thursday, Mar. 6, 1997, at Southern Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cleveland.

He was born in Manchester, England, a son of the late Oswald and Ethel Kate Rawlingson Medley.

He was retired from East Ohio Gas Co.

Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Smith of Boise, Idaho, Donna Van Duhn of Brookpark, Ohio, and Eleanor Hausknecht of Oviedo, Fla.; two sons, Thomas Medley of Bay Village, Ohio, and Edward Medley of North Olmstead; 30 grandchildren; 53 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Gannon Medley; his second wife, Ruth Johnson; one daughter, Eileen Paskert; and one son, John R. Medley.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/13/1994

WILLIAM T. MENZEL

William T. "Willie" Menzel, 7, passed away in Ohio after a long illness.

He was born in Canton, Ohio, Jan. 17, 1986, and was a second grader at Nolley Elementary School and attended Calvary Bible Church.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Menzel; father, Terry Greathouse; two brothers, Jason Menzel and Anthony Greathouse; a sister, Jennifer Menzel; maternal grandparents, William T. and Dortha Horton; paternal grandmother, Juanita Greathouse; great-grandmother, Edith Runyans; Aunt Terrie and Aunt Sherrie and other aunts and uncles; special friends, Ryan Simko, Jackie Carpas, Koach France, Marianne Goebel, the Whited family; and teachers, classmates, and friends at Manchester.

Services were held at Bacher Funeral Home, Akron, Ohio, and at Minnora United Methodist Church with Rev. Lester Tanner officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000

NAOMI MERCER

Naomi R. Mercer, 68, of Cairo, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in Parkersburg.

She was born at Arnolds Creek near West Union, the daughter of the late John D. and Myrtle Edna Lowre Elliot. She was a homemaker and a member of Wince Chapel United Methodist Church, Pike.

Surviving are her companion, John Nichols of Cairo; two brothers, Dewight elliot of Cairo and Budge Elliot of Grantsville; one sister, Betty L. Morris of Parkersburg; one granddaughter, Jennifer Ward of Maceo, Ky.; and a friend, Charlie Cornell of Harrisville.

She was preceded in death by one son, Brady A. Gregg, Jr.; one brother; and three sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Pastor Don Blankenship officiating, and burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Cairo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/30/1996

Estel Metheney, 81, of Waterford, died Saturday, May 25, 1996, at Selby General Hospital.

He was born in Chloe, a son of the late Selvey and Marcella Rae Metheney. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as a medic, and worked as a timber cutter most of his life. He was a member of Beverly Fraternal Order of Eagles 3665.

Surviving are five sons, Dennis Metheney of Norton, Gary Metheney of Waterford, Dale Metheney of Brimfield, Mark Metheney of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and Sidney Metheney of Wooster; three daughters, Judy Hart of Beverly, Sandy Stollar and Jean Alderman, both of Oxford, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leah Peggs Metheney; two sons, Norman Metheney and Jerry Metheney; five brothers; and one sister.

Private services were scheduled at the family's convenience, with burial in Metheney Family Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MAMIE METHENEY

2/20/1997

Mamie Metheney, 72, of Nebo, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in Clay County, a daughter of the late Jink and Nancy Starcher Tanner.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Arley Metheney; eight sons, Daris 'Jobby' Metheney of Green, Ohio, Doy Metheney, Jim Metheney, Troxal Metheney and Gene Metheney, all of Chloe, Dale Metheney, Roy Metheney and Tim Metheney, all of Nebo; three daughters, Tama Jarvis, Euthleen Jarvis and Louise Boggs, all of Nebo; two sisters, Violet Moore of Reedy and Martha Moore of Chloe; one brother, Manuel Tanner of Old Washington, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo, with Rev. Paul Parsons officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/7/1994

RONALD L. METHENEY

Ronald L. Metheney, 57, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday, Mar. 31, 1994, at Cleveland Metro Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late William M. and Sarah Jarvis Metheney. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed by American Japaning Corp. of Cleveland.

Surviving are his wife, Ann Sellers Metheney; two sons, Ronald W. Metheney of Marshallville, Ohio, and Gary G. Metheney of Cleveland; one stepson, Gary Sellers of Cleveland; three brothers, Troy Metheney of Cleveland, Donnie Metheney of Seville, Ohio, and Dewey Metheney of Creston, Ohio; two sisters, Halcie Shaffer of Chloe and Nelsie Raustead of Florida; and three grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/23/1994

ALLEN METZ

Allen E. Metz, 53, of Spencer, died Saturday, June 18, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Ray and Opha Pursley Metz of Spencer. He was formerly employed at Spencer State Hospital and at Crihfield's Motors as a body repairman. He was a U.S. Army veteran, participating in the Bay of Pigs incident. He was a member of Spencer Tabernacle where he served as deacon and class leader. He was a member of American Legion Post 21.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Barbara LeMasters Metz; one son, Michael Metz of Spencer; and one brother, Harold Metz of Akron, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gene Metz, John Metz, and Don Metz.

Services were held at Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Haught officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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FOREST 'BRUCE' METZ

5/14/1998

Forest "Bruce" Metz, 73, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Nicut, died Saturday, May 2, 1998, at Barberton Citizens Hospital, Barberton, Ohio, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Martin Metz, Sr., and Maude Boone Metz. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Akron. He was a member of VFW Post #3532, Akron.

Surviving are six daughters, Wanda Bush of Glenville and Diane Stopher, Debbie Cook (with whom he made his home), Denise Heppe, Denine Metz and Dawn Marks, all of Akron; one son, Steve Metz of Akron; five sisters, Emma Siers and Gertie Perkins, both of Chloe, Inez Carr of Millstone, Pauline Farrar of Glenville and Irene Wayne of Spencer; two brothers, Martin Metz, Jr., of Orma and Frank Metz of Chloe; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thurl Metz and Clell Metz, and one sister, Anna Miller Longfellow.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ILENE METZ

8/5/1999

Ilene Metz, 65, of Chloe, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late John and Lena Conrad Butler. She attended Walnut Memorial Church, Chloe, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Frank Metz; two sons, Kenneth L. Metz and Douglas M. Metz, both of Chloe; three daughters, Janice Marie See of Elmira and Shelley June Brown and Lori L. Cottrell, both of Chloe; one brother, Nolan Butler of Chloe; two sisters, Murilene Witt of Cocoa, Fla., and Norma Stuck of Charleston; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Arlen Butler.

Graveside services were held at Minnora Cemetery with Rev. Walter Watkins officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KENNETH D. METZ

9/4/1997

Kenneth D. Metz, 48, of Cremo, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Walker, a son of Virginia Sturm of Parkers-burg and the late Ralph Metz. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a former employee of BF Goodrich Co. He was a member of American Legion and National Rifle Association.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Helen Metz of Creston; two daughters, Kelly Dawn Metz of Creston and Malissa Metz of Massillon; his stepfather, Fred Sturm of Parkers-burg; three brothers, Nelson Metz of Ivydale, Ronnie Metz of Beech City, Ohio, and Mitchel Metz of Brewster, Ohio; three sisters, Violet Wiseman of Duck, and Juanita Wilmoth and Helen Robinson, both of Brewster; and three stepsisters, Eula Murphy of Creston, and Geneva Hall and Jerry Kerby, both of Parkersburg.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/17/1995

O. VEAR METZ

O. Vear Metz, 81, Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 1995, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, Sissonville, after an extended illness.

He was born in Ilet Run, Roane County, a son of the late Alonzo and Bertha Ash Metz. He was a retired oil field worker, having last worked for Hank Pence Oil Co., Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Mable Louk Metz; five daughters, Mary Butler and Imogene Bowers, both of Spencer, Elsie Hamrick of Clinton, Ohio, Grace Hall of Arnoldsburg and Bertha Dyer of Kentucky; one son, Olen Metz of Wooster, Ohio; two sisters, Ruth Edens of Clinton and Minnie Harvey of Barberton, Ohio; two brothers, Oris Metz of Barberton and Vance Metz of Kenova; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Wilson-Lester Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

AUDRA MIDCAP

3/27/1997

Audra Midcap, 77, of Spencer, died Thursday, Mar. 20, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Roane County, a daughter of the late Dallas and Leatha Lane Nutter. She was a homemaker and a member of Rush Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Johnnie Harper of Gandeeville, Sandra McRae, Alberta Westfall and Polly West, all of Spencer, one son, Warren Midcap of Spencer; one brother, Eugene Nutter of Spencer; one half-brother, Darrell Mace of Arnoldsburg; three halfsisters, Edna Bowers of Arnoldsburg, Mildred Nicholson and Maude Smith, both of Ohio; and several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Bert Midcap; and one daughter, Beverly Salisbury. Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Bowen officiating. Burial was in Swank Cemetery near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ARLYN B. MILLER

4/10/1997

Arlyn Bly Miller, 69, of Shock, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Grover and Oe Minney Miller. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Human Services and was a member of Shock Church of Christ, Eureka Masonic Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, and Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are his wife, Mavis Norman Miller of Shock; two sons, John Jeffrey Miller of Willson and Gregory S. Miller of Kermit; one daughter, Peggy Dawn Miller of Shock; four brothers, Gale Miller of Stumptown, David Miller of Tempe, Ariz., Hurley Bohn Miller of Dunellon, Fla., and Corley Miller of Spencer; two sisters, Carey Frame of Burnsville and Luanne Conrad of Elyria, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Gene Miller officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BONNIE E. MILLER

11/27/1997

Bonnie E. Miller, 58, of Summersville, formerly of Creston, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Nicholas County, a daughter of the late Brady and Edna Robinson Thomas. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are six brothers, Nelson Thomas of New Waterford, Ohio, Burl Thomas of Jacksonville, N.C., James Thomas of Foster, Eugene Thomas of Craigsville, Junior Thomas of Summersville, and Jerry Thomas of Madison Heights, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Holly Miller.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/27/1994

DOROTHY E. MILLER

Dorothy E. Miller, 61, of Grantsville, died Friday, Jan. 21, 1994, at Charleston Area Medical Center-General Division, Charleston.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Lloyd Bud and Etta Cutlip Parsons. Surviving are three daughters, Arletta Davis of Grantsville, Pamela Menefee of Creston, and Iva Wagoner of Big Springs; three sons, Dean Miller of Rogers, Ohio, Jerry Miller of North Bloomfield, Ohio, and Wilber Miller of Grantsville; 14 grandchildren, including Carl Menefee of Cleveland, Ohio, whom she raised; two brothers, Ellsworth Parsons of Genevia, Ohio; one sister, Garnita Carter of Tempe, Ariz.; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Remus Miller; one brother, Arden Parsons; and one sister, Mary Parsons.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Haught officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/31/1996

EUGENE H. MILLER

Eugene H. Miller, 78, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, in Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

He was born at Spencer, a son of the late Samuel G. and Alta Mace Miller.

He was retired from Gravely Tractor Corp., Dunbar and Urichsville, Ohio. He was a member of Linden Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Hughes Miller; one son, Charles Miller of Huntington; two daughters, Janet Gainer of Columbus and Jessica Dawn Miller of Arnoldsburg; one step-daughter, Sandra Siers of Orma; one stepson, David Hughes of Arnoldsburg; six brothers, Frank Miller of Pinch, Earl Miller and Doyle Miller, both of Charleston, Otis Miller of Millstone, Paul Miller of Barberton, Ohio, and Walter Miller of Spencer; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Erma Edwards Miller, and three brothers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GERALDINE E. MILLER

10/9/1997

Geraldine Ellison Curry Miller, 85, of Belpre, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Martha Hunt Ellison. She was a Spencer High School graduate and was retired from Warren Local Schools. She was a member of Decatur Chapel Church.

Surviving are three sons, William Curry and Michael Curry, both of Belpre, and Wilbur Curry of Point Pleasant; three daughters, Marlyn Ryan of Belpre, Sharon Michael of Panama City, Fla., and Geri Miller of Highland Heights, Ohio; two sisters, Nell Dalton of Parkersburg and Frankie Fulmer of Akron; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbur Curry; her second husband, Lee Miller; one daughter, Lucretia "Jo" Street; four brothers, Harry Ellison, John Ellison, Kermit Ellison and Everett Ellison; one sister, Ruby Greathouse; and one grand-daughter, Pamela D. Curry.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Johnny Ellison officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Belpre.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GREENVILLE MILLER

6/3/1999

Greenville Miller, 75, of South Charleston, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Homer and Ruie Hall Miller. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a retired weighmaster for Union Carbide Corp., Charleston, with 42 years of service.

Surviving are one daughter, Veronica Pauley of South Charleston; one sister, Delphia Davisson of Minnora; three brothers, Oscar Miller of Minnora, Ottice Miller of Grantsville and Ezra Miller of Arnoldsburg; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Parsons, and one son, Roger Lee Miller.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HOLLY MILLER

10/2/1997

Holly Miller, 88, of Creston, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Joker, a son of the late Arthur and Minnie Kirby Miller. He was a former employee of Roy G. Hildreth Oil & Gas Co., Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Thomas Spencer; two sons, Donald Ray Miller and Ronald Dale Miller, both of Big Bend; two daughters, Erma McGuire of Cairo and Geneva Groves of Big Bend; one brother, John Miller of Grantsville; two sisters, Edith Poe of Belpre and Goldie Murray of Homestead, Fla.; and 15 grand-children.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

IRENE E. MILLER

1/29/1998

Irene E. Miller, 71, of Tanner, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Seymour and Annie Burrows Smith. She was retired from B. F. Goodrich Co., Grantsville, and was a Baptist.

Surviving aer her husband, John W. Miller; two daughters, Helen Travis of Mineral Wells and Mildred Nelson of Jacksonville, Fla., two sons, Herbert Dale Smith and Delbert O. Collins, both of Florida; two stepsons, John W. Miller, Jr., of Baltimore, Md., and Carl E. Miller of Lumberbridge, N. C.; one sister, Ruby Holbert of Florida; two brothers, Harry Oak Smith of New Mexico and Albert Thurl Smith of South Carolina; 39 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Annabelle Bennett; and one grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

IVAH "PEGGY" MILLER

9/11/1997

Ivah M. "Peggy" Miller, 70, of Millstone, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William T. and Esther Wood Crawford. She was a homemaker and a member of Spencer Baptist Temple.

Surviving are her husband, Odus Miller; one son, Steven Miller of Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, Dare Crawford of Sand Ridge; three sisters, Etta Carpenter of Mt. Zion, Ursley Powell of Barberton, Ohio, and Mildred Rennie of Bloomington, Ill.; one granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by one son, three brothers, and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Perrine officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/28/1994

JACK NEAL MILLER

Jack Neal Miller, 56, of Reedy, died Wednesday, July 20, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Vanus and Opal White Miller of Reedy.

He was a farmer and a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, Reedy.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Janet Shaffer Miller; two sons, Jeffrey N. Miller of Elizabeth and Jack Wayne Miller of Reedy; two sisters, Wanda Davis of Pettyville and Shirley Wilcox of Davisville; one brother, Rex Miller of Reedy; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Rebecca Skinner; and one brother, Bob L. Miller.

Services were held at Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Charles Davis and Rev. John Ellison officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, near Reedy.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JOHN MILLER

12/24/1998

John Miller, 84, of Lumber Bridge, N.C., formerly of Tanner, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, in Moore County Regional Hospital, Southern Pines, N.C.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

L. GORDON MILLER

7/16/1998

Lester Gordon Miller, 67, of Bayville, N.J., died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Community Medical Center, Toms River, following a heart attack.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Sullie A. and Carrie Miller. He was employed by Pappettis Trucking, Elizabeth, N.J., where he had worked as an interstate truck driver for 17 years. He was previously employed as a bus driver for Greyhound. He was a Navy veteran, and a member of Lacey Township Elks Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bayville.

Surviving are his wife, Marion Chencharik Miller; one son, Lester G. Miller, Jr.. of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Debbie Sonnay, Spring Hill, Fla., and Pam Jajer, Woodridge, N.J.; one sister, Melba Jean Miller of Grantsville; one step-son, Robert Apple of Bayville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Richard Gail Miller of Hutchenson, Kan., and Charles Runnion of St. Marys.

O'Connell's Home for Funerals, Bayville, was in charge of arrangements. Donations were made to Bayville First Aid Squad in his memory.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LEXIE K. MILLER

5/28/1998

Lexie K. Miller, 93, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Howard and Sarah Starcher Miller. He was a retired U.S. mail carrier with 26 years service and was a member of Bryner Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Opal Hughes Miller; three daughters, Wanda L. Miller of Mt. Zion, Mary Parsons Riggs of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Janet Thomas of McAllister, Okla.; two sons, Donald L. Miller of Pettyville and John Miller of Mt. Zion; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dollie Hughes Miller; one daughter, Barbara Riggs; one sister, Dona Miller; and one brother, Cecil Miller.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glen McBride officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LUCILLE A. MILLER

8/20/1998

Lucille A. Miller, 41, of Akron, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, in Akron City Hospital, following a long illness.

Surviving are her mother, Cleo E. Miller of Rosedale; two sons, Nicholas J. Coleman and Ronald B. Hopkins, both of Akron; and five brothers, William Miller of Corning, Calif., Robert Miller of Mogadore, Ohio, James Miller of Baltimore, Md., Jerry Miller of Elkhart, Ind.; and Herbert Miller of Rosedale.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mark Gerwig officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MILFORD S. MILLER

11/20/1997

Milford S. Miller, 80, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Spencer, a son of the late John Wesley and Iva Alvis Miller. He retired from the City of Spencer Street Dept. He was a masonry worker and a timberman. He was a member of Army National Guard and Spencer Home Mission Church. He attended Gandee Chapel Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mable Ash Waggoner Miller; seven daughters, Myrtle Sue McKown, Shirley Starcher, Madeline Fouty and Pauline Lawson, all of Spencer, Phyllis Milhoan of Reedy, Debbie Marks of Millstone and Melinda Jones of Charleston; seven sons, Phil Miller, Bob Miller, Jack Miller, Bill Miller, Larry Miller and Tom Miller, all of Spencer, and Curtis Miller of Reedy; four stepdaughters, Rosalee Alvis of Parkersburg; Peggy Freeland of Reedy, and Mary Benear and Irene Ellison, both of Spencer; one stepson, Grover Waggoner of Clay County; 59 grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; 85 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline Miller; one son, Milford Miller, Jr.; and three daughters, Janice Miller, Jennifer Miller and Mildred Ash.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Randy White, Rev. Larry Haught, Rev. Elmer Schreckengost and Rev. Jackie Roberts officiating. Burial was in Craig Hill Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/6/1994

ROBERT (BUD) MILLER

Robert (Bud) Miller, 58, of Stow, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1993. He was born in Calhoun County, son of the late Cecil and Lennie Starcher Miller.

He had been employed at Mohawk Rubber and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Stow; four daughters, Valerie Fishel, Vera Miller, Sheila Kenna, all of Stow, and Vivien Brugge of Montrose, Colo.; three grandchildren and four brothers, Sonny Miller, Jerry Miller, and Don Miller, all of Ohio, and Gene Miller of Calhoun; and two sisters, Pauline Sisler and Linda Mack of Ohio.

Memorial services were held at Redmon Funeral Home, Stow, with Rev. Larry T. West officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 February 2000

ROBERT L. MILLER

Robert L. Miller, 87, of Shock, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Shock, the son of the late Lewis Leroy and Effie May Rider Miller. He was a member of Shock Church of Christ and graduated from Sand Fork High School and Glenville State College. He taught one year at Laurel School, and served as principal/teacher at Tanner #4 School for 10 years and at Rosedale Grade School for 18 years. He was Gilmer County director of West Central Community Action for two years and finished his teaching career with six years at Calhoun County High School. He served 11 years on the Gilmer County Board of Education.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Janice Wilmoth Miller; step-mother, Hazel Miller of Shock; one son, Robert L. Miller of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Judy Kerns of Shock; three brothers, Earl V. Miller of Shock, Vernon D. Miller of Billings, Mont., and Michael Miller of Letter Gap; one sister, Gertrude Wilson of Malta, Ohio; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Harper, and Bernard Miller.

Services were held at Shock Church of Christ on Thursday, 1 p.m., with Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Shock. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 3 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, and one hour prior to services at the Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/5/1996

ROY MILLER

Roy Miller, 85, of Creston, died Friday, Nov. 30, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Joker, a son of the late Arthur and Minnie Kirby Miller. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, retired from Metal Seal Corp., Cleveland, and was a member of VFW Post 5959 of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Metts Miller; one son, John Miller of Ashland, Ky.; six daughters, Mary Yoak of Waterford, Sue Ray of Creston, Lucy McCoy of Akron, Ohio, Genny Miller of Marshallville, Ohio, Darlene Lott of Williamstown and Tina Jones of Nobe; two brothers, Holly Miller of Creston and John Miller of Grantsville; two sisters, Edith Poe of Belpre and Goldie McMurray of Homestead, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Hoy Miller; and two great-granddaughters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/19/1996

VIOLET S. MILLER

Violet S. Miller, 82, of Dalton, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Minnora, a daughter of the late Reubin and Mary Siers. She was a Glenville State College graduate and taught for 30 years at Plain Local Schools in Canton and in Calhoun County schools. She taught Sunday School for more than 20 years at Canton Baptist Temple and was a member of Rebekah Lodge, Spencer, and Canton Baptist Temple.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Guy D. Miller of Dalton; one son, Robert Siers of Tennessee; one nephew, Tom Mullins of Florida; two nieces, Shirley Siers of North Canton and Doris Bourne of Texas; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Brook Siers, and two sisters, Marcie Mullins and Hazel Siers.

Services were held at Reed Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Delaney Young officiating. Burial was in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ZELLA MILLER

3/13/1997

Zella Miller, 87, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Mar. 5, 1997, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

She was born at Stinson, a daughter of the late Ira Foster and Missouri Bell King Postalwait.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Linville of Belleville, Alma Vincent of Parkersburg and Phyllis Bailey of Chloe; two sons, Jack Miller of South Charleston and Ray Miller of Douglasville, Ga.; one sister, Alma Mollohan of Akron; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Okey Miller, two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Postalwait Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/26/1996

MURIEL MILLIRON

Muriel Milliron, 85, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Ironton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Albert and Carrie Meyers Manis. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving are two sons, Morris Lee Richards of Grantsville and Keith Milliron of Big Springs; two daughters, Barbara McDonald of Millwood and JoAnn Heiney of Grantsville; one stepson, George Milliron, Jr., of Diamond Bar, Calif.; one sister, Irene Riley of Huntington, Ind.; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Milliron; one daughter, Donna Marshall; one brother, George E. Manis; and one grandson, Gary McDonald.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/25/1996

BERNARD M. MILLS

Bernard M. Mills, 86, of Parkersburg, formerly of Annamoriah, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Wirt County, a son of the late Otis and Rose Richards Mills. He was a retired oil field worker and served as chaplain of Vienna Senior Citizens Satellite for several years. He attended Faith Baptist Church, Vienna.

Surviving are one daughter, Levata Lee Wease of Parkersburg; one sister, Bulah Jones of Salem; two grandsons, Kevin Wease of Annamoriah and Rodney Wease of Lake Washington; three great-grandchildren; one niece; and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dollie Arthur Mills; three sisters, Lizzie Simmons, Alvaretta Wilson and Helen Cain; and one brother, Ernest Mills.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jim Yoak officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/7/1995

EFFIE MILLS

Effie Mills, 99, of Munday, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 1995, at Steubenville Convalescent Center, Steubenville, Ohio, following a long illness.

Born in Wirt County, she was a daughter of the late G.W. and Anna Slater Munday. She was a life long resident of Wirt County and was a homemaker.

Surviving are 11 grandchildren, Lenora Tingler and Annabell Poling, both of Weirton, Ondrell Maze of Mauriceville, Tex., Wayne Jenkins, Joann Evans and Linda Goodnight, all of Munday, Nedra Miller of Florida, Norris Hayhurst of Wintersville, Ohio, Debra Nice of Chester, Larry Mills and Jerry Mills, both of Elizabeth; 22 great-grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren; and six great-great-great-granchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clint Mills; two daughters, Elodene Jenkins and Elinor Hayhurst; one son, Estle Mills; and one grandchild, Sharon Hayhurst.

Services were held at Bell Chapel Church, Munday, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Wolverton Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

GAIL M. MILLS

2/26/1998

Gail M. Mills, 81, of Elizabeth died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Mudlick, a daughter of the late Tell and Ethel Parker McDonald. She was a 1934 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a 1938 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor of science degree in home economics. She taught home economics and biology for five years at Montcalm Junior High School, Mercer County. She was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy WAVES as a chief pharmacist's mate in the Hospital Corps Rehabilitation Program. She graduated from Philadelphia School of Occupational Therapy and was a registered occupational therapist having practiced at Aspinwall and Clarksburg Veterans Administration hospitals. She was a long time member of Elizabeth Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir. She was a member of Grantsville Chapter 73, Order of Eastern Star, a member and past president of Woman's Club of Elizabeth, active with General Federation of Woman's Clubs of West Virginia, a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #55 of Elizabeth, a life member of West Virginia 4-H All Stars, and a life member of West Virginia University Alumni Association where she was awarded emeritus status. She enjoyed cooking, bridge, crafts, and was an accomplished seamstress.

Surviving are one son, Dr. Douglas J. Mills of Elizabeth; one grandson, Chase D. Mills of Elizabeth; and one granddaughter, Lacey N. Mills of Elizabeth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Jerald Mills; two brothers, Romeo T. McDonald and J. Parker McDonald; and one sister, Ruth M. Witt.

Services were held at Elizabeth Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark McCloy officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville, with military honors. Memorials may be made to WVU Foundation, c/o Busch Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Elizabeth, WV 26143.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 September 1999
"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 October 1999

MARIE MINNEY

Marie Minney, 59, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Orma, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Saul and Viola White McCune. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Audie Minney; one son, Richard Minney of Orrville, Ohio; one daughter, Debbie Daily of Canton, Ohio; three brothers, Cecil McCune of Bolivar, Ohio, Burl McCune of Cottageville, and Darrell McCune of Smithville, Ohio; seven sisters, Opal Summers of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Ocie McCune of Middleport, Ohio, Edna Conley and Daisey Shiflet, both of Stumptown, Hazel Miller of Shock, Pearl Cottrell of Pt. Marion, Pa., and Faye Richards of Spencer; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Mark Price officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Orma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RENNIE MINNEY

8/5/1999

Rennie L. Minney, 90, of Stumptown, died Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, at Parkview Healthcare Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Ethnie and Bertha Queen Adams. She was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Gilda A. San Roman; three sons, Rev. Walter D. Minney and H. Randall Minney, both of Parkersburg, and Roger A. King of Elizabeth; one brother, Myron Adams of Brookpart, Ohio; five sisters, Nina Snyder of Parkersburg, Freda Casto of Clarksburg, Lorena Jones of Sand Fork, Alta Hamman of Stowe, Ohio, and Bonnie Carson of Canton, Ohio; nine grand-children; one step-grandson; seven step-great-grandsons; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Leslie V. Minney; two sisters; and four brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Mark Minney officiating, and burial in Elijhu Stump Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ERNEST A. MITCHELL

1/23/1997

Ernest A. Mitchell, 62, of Garrettsville, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio.

He was born in Frametown, a son of the late Vassie Arden and Lucy A. Boone Mitchell. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a press operator at Harbison-Walker Corp., Windham, Ohio.

Surviving are four sons, Timothy Mitchell of Nelson, Ohio, Ernest Mitchell, Jr., Roy Knicely and Ron Knicely, all of Warren; one daughter, Leann Maggio of New York, N.Y.; one brother, Robert Mitchell of Burton, Ohio; four sisters, Iva Keller of St. Petersburg, Fla., Wilma Collopy of Garrettsville, Hazel Simms of Frametown and Margaret Henderson of Rockville, Md.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Audra Mitchell.

Services were scheduled Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Carr Cemetery, Belfont, Braxton County. Visitation from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

JUNIOR E. MOLES

Junior E. Moles, 70, of Nicut, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 1995, at his residence after an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Kanawha County, a son of the late Gilbert and Genelia Sheets Moles. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired carpet installer.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Kirk Moles; four daughters, Carol Campbell and Sherry Stewart, both of Elkview, Jean Stump of Chloe and Becky Henshaw of Creston, Ohio; four sons, Gilbert Moles of Spencer, Bruce Moles of Clayton, N.C., Mike Moles and Billy Joe Moles, both of Nicut; five sisters, Madeline Slack and Kathleen Mitchell, both of Elkview, Beulah Coffey of Chloe, Welda Jordan of Big Chimney and Pearl Haas of Naperville, Ill.; one brother, Daris Moles of Cross Lanes; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Moles.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Sheets Cemetery, Frame, Kanawha County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/1/1994

CLAUDINE MOLLETT

Claudine (Freshour) Mollett, 72, of Chandler, Ariz., died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1994, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Asa and Charolotte Freshour.

Surviving are her husband, Harvey of Chandler; four children, Robert of Smithville, and Delbert, Roger and Louise of Arizone; twin sister, Kathleen Lacy of Richfield, Ohio, Thelma of Arizona, Zelma of Vienna, Geraldine Frederick of Harrisville, Madge Rogowski and Ruie Plant, both of Cleveland, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a son, Harold; a sister, Ruth Ayers; and two brothers, Carl and Boyd Freshour.

Burial was in Arizona.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ARNOLD MOLLOHAN

9/17/98

Arnold Mollohan, 71, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Lanty and Maude Rogers Mollohan. He was retired from Timken Roller Bearing Co., Canton, Ohio.

Surviving are two sons, Stephen Mollohan and Denzil Mollohan, both of Canton, Ohio; three daughters, Thelma Mollohan of Parkersburg, Connie Mollohan of Gerrardstown and Doris Mollohan of Russellville, Ala.; four sisters, Hallie Cunningham of Burning Springs, Mable Justice of Reedy, Bonnie Worstell and Ruth Koon, both of Marietta, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/16/1995

BONNIE MOLLOHAN

Bonnie Mollohan, 62, of Parkersburg, formerly of Cremo, died Monday, Feb. 27, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Cremo, a daughter of the late Rome and Grace Cross Board. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Thelma Mollohan and Doris Mollohan, both of Parkersburg, and Connie Mollohan of Martinsburg; two sons, Denzil Mollohan and Stephen Mollohan, both of Canton, Ohio; one sister, Betty Walker of Grantsville; two brothers, Walter Board and Bruce Board, both of Elyria, Ohio; and three grandsons.

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

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DOY MOLLOHAN

6/3/1999

Doy Mollohan, 77, of Chloe, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born at Floe, the son of the late Lee Mollohan. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the 99th Infantry Division in Europe. He served in the Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland, Remagen and the Ruhr Pocket, and was a prisoner of war. He was a farmer.

Surviving are one sister, Gae Rogers of Nebo, and one brother, Roy Mollohan of Nebo.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Sears Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/31/1995

HAZEL MOLLOHAN

Hazel Mollohan, 78, of Floe, Clay County, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 1995, at Roane General Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Clay County, a daughter of the late Enoch and Dealie Yost Santy.

She was a retired postmaster of Floe Post Office.

Surviving are her husband, Roy O. Mollohan; three sons, Bobby Mollohan and Buddy Mollohan, both of Chloe, and Billy Mollohan of Strange Creek; one brother, Dorsel Santy of Akron; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Johnson; and one brother, Glen Santy.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Sears Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/31/1995

LANTY P. MOLLOHAN

Lanty P. Mollohan, 103, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Nebo, Clay County, a son of the late Anis and Sarah Tanner Mollohan. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are four daughters, Mabel Justice of Reedy, Hallie Cunningham of Burning Springs, Ruth Kun and Bonnie Worstell, both of Marietta; and one son, Arnold Mollohan of Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lura Maude Mollohan; three daughters; and two sons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROBERT MOLLOHAN

8/12/1999

Robert H. Mollohan, 89, former U.S. Congressman whose distinguished career as a West Virginia political and business leader spanned more than six decades, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at Washington Hospital Center, following a battle against cancer.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Robert P. and Edith Witt Mollohan. He began his years of public service in 1933 as a deputy collector of the U.S. Internal Revenue Bureau, Parkersburg. He served as chief of the Miscellaneous Tax Division and cashier from 1935-38. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1952, and was a member of the 83rd, 84th, and 91st congresses. Following his retirement from Congress in 1982, he pursued a number of business ventures in northern West Virginia.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Holt Mollohan, whom he married in 1931; three children, Robert Holt of Grafton, Kathryn Nelson of Falls Church, Va., and Congressman Alan B. Mollohan of Fairmont; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Fairmont, with Rev. James B. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Otterbein Cemetery, Glenville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ALVIN C. MOORE

8/21/1997

Alvin C. Moore, 71, of Reedy, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Amos "Bow" and Martha Moore. He worked as a carpenter for Crihfield Homes in Spencer for several years. He attended Spencer Tabernacle Church and enjoyed hunting, camping, outdoor activities and playing gospel music.

Surviving are his wife, Lizzie Moore; two daughters, Sandra DuBois of Reedsville and Linda Cummings of Simpsonville, N.C.; three sons, Lennie Ray Moore of Parkersburg, Jerry Wayne Moore of Reedy and Bobby Dean Moore of Arnoldsburg; four sisters, Irene Summers and Dorothy Summerville, both of Spencer, Audra Deel of Poca and Shirley Marks of Walton; one brother, John Moore of Columbus; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruthie Weese; and two brothers, Walter Moore and Clarence "Jake" Moore.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/27/1995

CLARENCE A. MOORE

Clarence A. Moore, 79, of Chloe, died Friday, July 21, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Clay County, a son of the late Lee and Carrie Miller Moore. He was a retired coal miner and farmer and was a U.S. veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Tanner Moore; three sons, Roscoe Moore, Mitchell Moore and Roy Jeff Moore, all of Chloe; two daughters, Kathleen Hughes of Spencer and Thelma Carte of Chloe; one brother, Dallas Moore of Duck; two sisters, Nellie Starcher of Duck and Pearl Moore of Nebo; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter and two sons.

Services were held at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo, with Rev. Donald Dawson officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with military graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HILDA MOORE

4/15/1999

Hilda Moore, 65, of Chloe, died Thursday, Apr. 8, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Grover and Rebecca Green Flinn. She was a former employee of Norris Industries, Spencer.

Surviving are three sons, Ronald Cross of Orrville, Ohio, Floyd Cross of Chloe and Gary Flinn of Apple Creek, Ohio; three daughters, Wanda Davisson of Chloe, Connie Beers of Masury, Ohio, and Betty Westfall of Orma; three sisters, Maxine Flinn and Lou Norman, both of Grantsville, and Madeline Wines of Florida; one brother, Ralph Flinn of Chloe; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Jeff Moore; one brother, Howard Flinn; and one daughter, Garnet Cross.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Mike Richardson officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/7/1994

JOSEPH MOORE

Joseph Moore, 74, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Mar. 26, 1994, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, after a brief illness.

He was born in Bluefield and was a retired attorney in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a member of the Jewish Ministry of Chula Mista, Calif.

There are no known survivors.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Tracy Moore.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - December 24, 1999

MARTHA TANNER MOORE

Martha Tanner Moore, 78, of Chloe, Calhoun County, died Dec. 22, 1999, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: companion, Lonzo Jarvis; sons, Roscoe and Mitchell Moore, both of Chloe; daughters, Thelma Carte and Kathleen Hughes, both of Chloe; brother, Manuel Tanner of Salesville, Ohio; sister, Violet Moore of Reedy; 12 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Unity Gospel Tabernacle Church, near Nebo, with the Rev. Donald Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Coen Cemetery, near Nebo. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000

MARTHA MOORE

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Jink and Nancy Starcher Tanner. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her companion, Lonzo Jarvis; two sons, Roscoe and Mitchel Moore, both of Chloe; two daughters, Thelma Carte and Kathleen Hughes, both of Chloe; one brother, Manuel Tanner of Salesville, Ohio; one sister, Violet Moore of Reedy; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarnece "Duke" Moore; three sons, richard, Jeff and Dewey Moore; one daughter, Drexel May Moore; one granddaughter, Sharon K. Jarvis; and one sister, Mame Metheny.

Services were held at Unity Gospel Tabernacle Church, near Nebo, wtih Rev. Donald Dawson officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, near Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/12/1995

RICHARD VANCE MOORE

Richard (Dick) Vance Moore, 50, died Monday, Jan. 9, 1995, at his home. He was born in Calhoun County, and was Pentecostal by faith.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Lee Moore; three sons, Richard (Bubby) V. Moore, Jr., Delbert (Louie) E. Moore and Joseph V. Moore, all residing at home; three daughters, Melissa L. Cottrill of Calhoun County, Charlotte (Ann) K. Moore of Philippi and Becky A. Ketelsen of Mt. Clare; eight granddaughters and two grandsons.

Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, Jan 11. Services will be held Thursday, Jan 12, at Dorsey's Funeral Home, Shinnston, with burial in Mt. Clare Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MOORE, ROY 'JEFF'

5/21/1998

Roy "Jeff" Moore, 47, of Chloe, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at CAMC General Division following a sudden illness.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of Martha Tanner Moore of Florida and the late Clarence Moore. He was a farmer.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Hilda Flinn Moore; one son, Gary L. Flinn of Apple Creek, Ohio; two sisters, Thelma Carte of Chloe and Kathleen Hughes of Nebo; two brothers, Roscoe Moore and Mick Moore, both of Chloe; three step-daughters, Wanda Davisson of Apple Creek, Betty Westfall of Orma and Connie Beers of Navarre, Ohio; two step-sons, Ronnie Cross of Apple Creek and Floyd Cross of Chloe; 10 step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JAMES E. MORFORD

1/8/1998

Longtime Calhoun County politician James E. Morford, 79, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Dr. James A. and Margaret Elizabeth Stalnaker Morford. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a West Virginia University graduate. He was a former auditor for West Virginia Dept. of Highways and former owner of Bridge Service Station, Grantsville. He was a former Calhoun County teacher and served three terms in W.Va. House of Delegates. He served two terms as Calhoun County sheriff and was a former recorder for the Town of Grantsville. He was a retired Grantsville postmaster. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, of Grantsville and Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, James A. Morford of Grantsville; one daughter, Kathryn Ellen Gainer of Knoxville, Tenn.; one brother, Dr. Warren Morford of Proctorville, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary K. Morford; one sister, Kathryn Kaiser; and one brother, John William Morford.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/25/1996

JOHN W. MORFORD

John William Morford, 75, of Vienna, died Thursday, April 18, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late James A. and Margaret Stalnaker Morford. He was audit chief when he retired from the Internal Revenue Service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and was a member of Lodge 40, AF&AM, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Frances Hildreth Morford; one son, John W. Morford, Jr., of Procterville, Ohio; one daughter, Margaret Day of Proctorville; one sister, Kathryn Kaiser of Athali, Ohio; two brothers, James Morford of Grantsville, and Dr. Warren Morford of Chesapeake, Ohio; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. William Thomas officiating. Burial was in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/7/1996

JOHN MORFORD, JR.

John W. Morford, Jr., 55, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Spencer, a son of Frances Hildreth Morford of Vienna and the late John W. Morford, Sr. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Patricia Morford; one sister, Margaret Day of Proctorville; two uncles, Warren Morford of Chesapeake, Ohio, and James Morford of Grantsville; one aunt, Kathryn Kaiser of Athalia, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, with Rev. Harold Hamlin officiating. Burial was in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BOB MORGAN

6/19/1997

Bob Morgan, 81, of Grantsville, died Sunday, June 15, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late T. S. and Ruby Fox Morgan. He attended West Virginia Technical College and Colegate University. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Pacific Theatre. He owned and operated Bob's Esso service station on Main Street, Grantsville, for several years. He served one term as Sheriff of Calhoun County, was a former Calhoun County Commissioner and served two terms as Circuit Clerk of Calhoun County.

Surviving are two sons, Tony Morgan of Grantsville and David Morgan of Millstone; one daughter, Patsy Kisner of Millstone; two brothers, Quenton Morgan of Arnoldsburg and Owen Morgan of Radford, Va.; four sisters, Joy Stevens of Grantsville, Dolly Morgan of Mount Dora, Fla., Imogene Campbell of Spencer and Audena Newhart of Williamstown; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margarete L. Morgan; one brother, Arthur Morgan; three sisters, Pauline Morgan, Betty Morgan and Lenora Davis; and one granddaughter, Mary M. Kisner.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mount Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/6/1996

CHARLEY MORGAN

Charley Morgan, 85, of Camp Barbe Road, Elizabeth, died Monday, June 3, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, a son of the late Hugh and Lillie Laughlin Morgan. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 591st Combat Engineers in Algeria, French Morocco, Tunisia and Rome Arno. He received the bronze service arrowhead and the European African Middle Eastern service medal with three Bronze Stars. He retired from West Virginia Dept. of Highways sign department after several years of service and was a former employee of Loumis Brothers Concrete Co. He was a lifelong Wirt County farmer, having raised both dairy and beef cattle. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are one sister, Genevieve Ludwig of Elizabeth, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Victor Morgan, Harley Morgan, Sr., and Ernest 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, with military rites conducted by Elizabeth American Legion Post 55.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

OSCAR R. MORGAN, JR.

4/9/1998

Oscar R. Morgan, Jr., 59, of Cabot Station, died Sunday, April 5, at his home following a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Oscar R. and Alta Florence Richards Morgan. He was a member of VFW, Grantsville.

Surviving are one niece, Mary Bennett of Exchange, and one uncle, Tracy Richards of Belpre, Ohio.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation is one hour prior to services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

OWEN R. MORGAN

7/16/1998

Owen Russell Morgan, 81, of Radford, Va., died Monday, July 6, 1998, at his residence.

He was the son of the late T.S. (John) and Ruby Jane Fox Morgan. He was a member of Fairlawn United Methodist Church and attended Fairlawn Baptist Church. He was a 1935 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Boone Morgan; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Brown and Helen Morgan of Abingdon, Va., and Owen Robert and Susan Morgan of Wytheville, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Alice Jane and Gary Barr of Raphine, Va.; four sisters, Jean Campbell and Joy Stevens, both of Grantsville, Audena Newhart of Williamstown and Dolly Morgan of Mount Dora, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Peter Morgan, Ethan Barr and Owen Roy Morgan.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur, Bob and Quinton Morgan, and three sisters, Lenora Davis, and Betty and Pauline Morgan.

Services were held at Fairlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Collins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Memorials may be made to Fairlawn Baptist Church, 4 Oxford Ave., Radford, VA 24014, or Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 4040 Franklin Road, SW, Roanoke, VA 24014.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/15/1996

PETER P. MORGAN

Peter Paul Morgan, 60, of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Wood County, a son of the late Oscar R. and Alta Richards Morgan. He was a former employee of Grantsville Tire Shop.

Surviving are one brother, Oscar Morgan of Grantsville; one sister, Betty Louise Dunay of New Jersey; two daughters, Mary Louise Finley and Virginia Mae Morgan, addresses unknown; four grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lawson Whipkey officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, near Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

QUINTON P. MORGAN

3/12/1998

Quinton P. Morgan, 78, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Mar. 7, 1998, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, a son of the late T.S. and Ruby Fox Morgan. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a well-known livestock farmer and a member of Barnes Run Community Church.

Surviving are one son, Mitchell Morgan of Arnoldsburg; four sisters, Joy Stevens of Grantsville, Imogene Campbell of Mt. Zion, Dolly Morgan of Mt. Dora, Fla., and Audene Newhart of Williams-town; one brother, Owen Morgan of Radford, Va.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reda Morgan; one son; two brothers; and three sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RAYMOND MORGAN

5/8/1997

Former state legislator and noted farm lobbyist Raymond F. Morgan, 89, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late James West and Roaslie Booher Morgan.

He was a 1926 graduate of Elizabeth High School. During World War II, he was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron. He returned to the family farm in Wirt County where he owned and operated Lazy River Dairy Farm for many years. He was active with farming issues, having been a farming lobbyist for the West Virginia Legislature and a longtime member of Wirt County Farm Bureau. He was elected to the W.Va. House of Delegates in the 1950's and was the only Wirt Countian to have sponsored a bill that was signed into law. He retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways, where he served as superintendent and supervisor of Wirt County Division. For more than 28 years, he was known to the Mid-Ohio Valley as "The Boss" in The Parkersburg News column, Ramblings, authored by his late wife Ruth Morgan. He was active in political issues in Wirt County and was a longtime member of Wirt County Republican Committee, having served as county chairman. He was a member of Wirt County Fair Association and held a lifetime membership.

Surviving are one son, Lowell Morgan of North Canton, Ohio; one daughter, Alice Stanley of Ona; two brothers, James Kenneth Morgan and Charles Morgan, both of Akron; three grandsons, Bruce Stanley of Williamstown, Raymond Morgan of Ripley and James Stanley of Elizabeth; three granddaughters, Rebecca Richards and Marybeth Busch, both of Elizabeth, and Ruth Anne Full of Beckley; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Parry Morgan; three brothers, James W. Morgan II, George Morgan and Paige Morgan; and five sisters, Sadie Riley, Essie Wallbrown, Edith Lavina Mason, Winnie Sarver and Lena Spencer.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Stanley and Rev. James O. Richards officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/20/1995

RUTH P. MORGAN

Ruth P. Morgan, 84, of Camp Barbe Road, Wirt County, died Sunday, April 16, 1995, at home, after an extended illness.

She was born in Uhrichsville, Ohio, a daughter of the late William L. and Alice May Guthrie Parry. She was a 1928 graduate of Uhrichsville High School and received her teaching certificate from Wirt County Board of Education. She was previously employed as a teacher at Center Valley Elementary in Wirt County, and as a clerk at Sears & Roebuck. She assisted her husband, a former state legislator, in the operation of Lazy River Dairy Farm. In 1980 she was honored as Wirt County Belle at the W. Va. Folk Festival, and in 1983 she was presented with an honorary membership in the Wirt County Fair Association. She was curator of Beauchamp Newman Museum and a 21 year member of Wirt Chapter 113 Order of Eastern Star and Beulah Hill Homemakers Club. She was an active member of Elizabeth Beauchamp Chapter and Daughters of the American Pioneers, having served three terms as regent. She was also a longtime member of Wirt County Farm Bureau and was instrumental in the development of the Wirt County History Book. She served as president of Elizabeth Women's Club from 1955-1957, and was a member of Beulah-Humble Presbyterian Church, having formerly been a member and organist of Elizabeth Presbyterian Church.

She was a columnist in The Parkersburg News for 28 years, entertaining readers with "Ruth's Ramblings." She once said, "I try to do what I can to preserve the country through my column. I try to show people the value of families and nature. I don't suppose there will be anyone else to take up the fight when I'm gone."

Surviving in addition to her husband, Raymon, are one son, Lowell P. Morgan of Canton; one daughter, Alice Stanley of Ona; three grandsons, Bruce Stanley of Boaz, Raymond Morgan of Elizabeth and James M. Stanley of Lawton, Okla.; three granddaughters, Rebecca L. Richards, Ruth Anne Full and Marybeth Busch, all of Elizabeth; 13 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Joy Morgan Stevens of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Royal Parry, and one sister, Inez Beltz.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Stanley and Rev. James O. Richards officiating, and burial in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LOTTI L. MORLAN

5/14/1998

Lotti L. Morlan, 91, of Parkview Nursing Center, Parkers-burg, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, in St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Freed, a daughter of the late Frank and Effie Smith Morrison. She was a homemaker and a member of North End Church of Christ.

Surviving are her stepmother, Blondena Morrison of Craigsville; one daughter, Naomi Stanley of Parkersburg; four sons, Robert Cooper of Beckley, Dennis Cooper of Parkersburg, Shirley W. Cooper of Coolville and Philip Cooper of Cleveland; three stepdaughters, Ruth Stephen, Blanche King and Christina Morlan, all of Parkersburg; one stepson, John Morlan of Parkersburg; two brothers, Jeptha Morrison of Parkersburg and J.P. Morrison of Five Forks; one half-sister, Eloise Mullins of Craigsville; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Loura T. Cooper; her second husband, Fred Morlan; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at North End Church of Christ, with Wirt Cook and Eddie Cooper officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ARLIS E. MORRIS

8/27/1998

Arlis E. Morris, 77, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in Americare-Salem, Salem, following a long illness.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Mode and Bessie Jarvis Morris. He was a World War II veteran and a retired carpenter.

Surviving are one sister, Geraldine Shaffer of Stumptown; one brother, Paul Morris of Fayetteville; and one half-sister, Louise Holcomb of Bridgeport.

Private burial will be held in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DONALD MORRIS

2/18/1999

Donald Wilson Morris, 83, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at his residence from an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Calhoun County, the son of the late L.J. and Edith Marshall Morris. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and West Virginia University School of Mining Engineering in June, 1939, as a registered oil and gas engineer. He was active in 4-H and received the 4-H All-Star Award.

He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp, being discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was a C-47 pilot in a group that led the glider invasion of France on D-Day. He participated in five major campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne and the crossing of the Rhine. He was commanding officer of the Seventy-first Troop Carrying Squadron and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation for the invasion of Normandy.

He owned and operated Morris Oil and Gas Co., Grantsville, for 45 years. During that time, he also served as president and general manager of Calhoun Super Service, a franchised Ford dealership, for 36 years. He was a former president of Calhoun County Bank and owned and operated two beef farms.

His community involvement included a term on the Calhoun County Commission. He helped to establish Calhoun General Hospital, now Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center. He was chairman of the building committee for the new sanctuary at the First Baptist Church in 1962 and was part of a committee that approached Congress to support the building of the Burnsville Dam for flood control on the Little Kanawha River.

Surviving are three children, Richard J. Morris and wife Jennifer of Grantsville, Jane Carpenter and husband Ronald of Grantsville and Donna Maxwell and husband Steven of Clarks-burg; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Carl R. Morris of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Burke Morris, whom he married July 17, 1945; and one sister, Bernice Stamp.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. William Taylor officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Memorial donations may be made to Calhoun County Library or Calhoun Historical Society.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 January 2000

HAZEL MORRIS

Zelpha Hazel N. Morris, 82, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Camden- Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late George and Gatha Digman Nichols. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, and worked as a waitress at Wilmar Restaurant, Parkersburg, for six years and at Hughes Drug Store, Spencer.

Surviving are two daughters, Irene M. Crowder of Aliso Viejo, Calif, and Wanda F. Dawson of Parkersburg; three brothers, Paul Nichols of Spencer and Georgie Nichols and Burl Nichols, both of Grantsville; three sisters, Brenice Little of Parkersburg, Opal Selmon of Grantsville and Goldie Haynes of Spencer; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard V. Morris; two brothers, Basil and Brown Nichols; and one sister, Effie Wilson.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Valerie Johnson officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JUNE B. MORRIS

9/10/98

June B. Morris, 78, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following an extended illness.

She was born June 26, 1920, in Lewis County, the daughter of the late Alva and Chloe Burke.

She was a graduate of Jane Lew High School and was a former Brownie and Cub Scout leader and 4-H leader. She was a member of Calhoun General Hospital Auxiliary and Hacker'3 Creek Pioneer Descendants. For several years, she worked with her husband in Morris Oil and Gas Co. and the family farm.

Surviving are her husband, Donald W. Morris, whom she married in 1945; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Stephen Maxwell of Clarksburg and Jane and Ronald Carpenter of Grantsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard J. and Jennifer Morris of Grantsville; one brother, Opha M. Burke of Weston; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/20/1995

OPAL F. MORRIS

Opal F. Morris, 88, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, April 13, 1995, at her daughter's residence in Seattle, Wash.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Albert E. and Elizabeth Maze Rice. She had worked at the silk mill and was a homemaker. She was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Helen Muller of Walker and Carolyn Anderson of Seattle; one brother, Harley Rice of Parkersburg; and four grandchildren, Daniel Mullen, Robert Mullen and Crystal Duncan, all of Walker, and Ann Foltman of Seattle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Morris, in 1990; two sisters; and two brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at South Parkersburg Baptist Church, with Rev. Joe Busch officiating, and burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - March 11, 1998

ROY LEE MORRIS

Roy Lee Morris, 78, of Chloe, Calhoun County, died March 9, 1998, in Nicholas County Health Care after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from Ward Coal Co.

Surviving: nephew, Larry Morris of Elkview.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Clay Memorial Gardens. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/19/1995

VELMER R. MORRIS

Velmer R. Morris, 95, of Glenville, died Friday, Dec. 23, 1994, at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Nicholas County, a son of the late Thompson and Mariah Hardway Morris. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a former coal miner. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl Keys Morris; two daughters, Helen Yerkey of Glenville and Virginia Morris Jones of Sand Fork; one son, James R. Morris of Front Royal, Va.; three stepsons, Don Metz of Ravenswood, Bill Metz of Jonesboro, Ind., and Harold Metz of Summersville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, one brother, and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Moore Family Cemetery, Summersville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLIS J. MORRIS

10/9/1997

Willis J. Morris, 89, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Ritchie County, a son of the late Elmer and Lula Smith Morris. He was a retired employee of West Virginia Dept. of Highways.

He was a member of Calhoun Full Gospel Quartet and was active in gospel singing in West Virginia and Ohio for several years. He was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Grace Hayhurst Morris of Mt. Zion; one son, Don Morris of Guysville, Ohio; three sisters, Pauline Geho of Beatrice, Leona Hart of Massillon, Ohio, and Geraldine McDaniels of Canton, Oho; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert K. Morris and William Morris.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Calhoun Gospel Singers, c/o Calhoun County Bank, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BLONDENA MORRISON

6/10/1999

Blondena Anderson Morrison, 82, of Craigsville, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Reedy, the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Clara Amanda Burrows Anderson.

She was a homemaker, a member of Millstone Church of Christ and attended Craigsville Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, J.P. Morrison of Parkersburg; one daughter, Eloise Mullens of Craigsville; one brother, Lewis Metz of Vienna; two sisters, Sara Burrows and Arminda Maxwell, both of Vienna; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Morrison; three brothers; four step-daughters; four step-sons; and two sisters, Flossie Newhart and Sudie Harris.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., in conjunction with her brother, Daniel Anderson, at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JEPTHA D. MORRISON

10/29/98

Jeptha D. Morrison, 85, of Parkersburg died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Frank and Effie Smith Morrison. He was retired from FMC, Parkersburg, and was a member of North End Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are one son, Henry Morrison of Parkersburg; one daughter, Mabel Y. Keever of Belleville; one brother, J.P. Morrison of Five Forks; one half-sister, Eloise Mullins of Craigsville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorthy E. Morrison; three brothers; and four sisters. Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Eddie Cooper officiating. Burial was in Yoak Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/22/1996

LEONARD MORRISON

Leonard Morrison, 88, formerly of Euclid, Ohio, died Sun-day, Feb. 18, 1996, at Brooke Grove Nursing Home, Olney, Md.

He was born in Freed, a son of the late Frank A. and Effie Smith Morrison. He attended Calhoun County schools. He was a retired machine operator from Ford Motor Co., Cleveland, Ohio, and a member and deacon of Bethel Baptist Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Surviving are his stepmother, Blondenia Morrison of Grants-ville; one son, Harry Morrison of Newbury, Ohio; two daughters, Leona Facine of Silver Spring Md., and Beverly Herrlinger of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Jeptha Morrison of Parkersburg and J.P. Morrison of Five Forks; three sisters, Wanoka Collins of Freed, Lorranie Haddox of Belleville and Lottie Morland of Parkersburg; one half-sister, Eloise Mullins of Summersville; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Osa Pepper Morrison; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Ross DeFelice officiating, and burial in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/2/1996

REBECCA MOSS

Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Spaur Moss, 31, of Henry's Fork, Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, April 25, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of Jeanette Henderson Spaur Simons of North Carolina and the late Dale F. Spaur. She was a 1982 Calhoun County High School graduate. She was a teacher for Calhoun Christian Academy, and an employee of B.F. Goodrich and Rubber Crafters. She was a volunteer for Mile Tree Health Care Center, Spencer, and a member of Pleasant Grove Church, Reedy.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Eddy Lewis Moss; one daughter, Holly Moss at home; three sisters, Annette Spaur of North Carolina, Nannette Sampson of Arnolds-burg and Tammy Houchin of Reedy; one brother, Dennis L. Spaur of North Carolina; stepfather, Garold G. Simons, Sr., of North Carolina; three stepbrothers, Garold Simons, Jr., of Spencer, Thomas Simons of Gassaway and Terry Simons of Henderson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dennis and Goldie Henderson and Jack and Mary Amick.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Ellison officiating. Burial was in Blessed Hope Cemetery, Egypt Ridge, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LUCILLE MOWERY

2/11/1999

Lucille Mowery, 82, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Sherman and Cora Deems Stump. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two brothers, Roy Stump of Lorain, Ohio, and Bobby Stump of Parkersburg; three sisters, Pearl Graham of Elyria, Ohio, Murl Lawson Mahoney of Big Bend and Gladys Abby of Norwalk, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Mowery.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/2/1995

REGINA JO MULLEN

Regina Jo Mulen, 55, of Wooster, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 3, 1995, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born at Stumptown, a daughter of the late Harry "Buck" and Florence Metz Bush and was self-employed, operating a cleaning service.

Surviving are two sons, John N. Mullen of Sarasota, Fla., and Robert "Jamie" Mullen of Wooster; one daughter, Tammi Jo Mullen; a grandson, John Ryan Mullen of Wooster and Apple Creek; and numerous other relatives, including an aunt, Ermal Westfall of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Cruise; and three brothers, Gary Bush, Harry Bush, Jr., and Larry W. Bush.

Services were held at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, with burial in Grafton Cemetery, Grafton, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILDA MULLINEX

1/21/1999

Wilda G. Mullinex, 75, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Dewey Pearl "Doc" and Stella Mae Knopp Mullinex. She was a member of Elizabeth Church of Christ and had studied with Jehovah's Witnesses. She was a member of Wirt County Senior Citizens where she was active in the kitchen band.

Surviving are two sons, Lloyd Mullinex of Elizabeth and Arthur Mullinex of Morehead City, N.C.; two daughters, Dinina Sue Mullinex of Elizabeth and Reva Faye Wayne of Grantsville; two sisters, Mary Beymer and Viola F. Mullinex, both of Ripley; one aunt, Lona Elletson of Parkersburg; two granddaughters; one step-granddaughter; seven step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Mullinex; one daughter, Annabelle Mullinex; one brother, Robert Mullinex; and two sisters, Olive and Betty Mullinex.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Casey Stinespring officiating, and burial in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/6/1994

MABEL C. MULLINS

Mabel C. Greathouse Mullins, 91, of Ravenswood, formerly of Maysel, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1993, at Belleville, Ill.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Calvin Rubon and Manora Noe Greathouse. She was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church of Ravenswood, Navy's Mother's Club, Senior Citizens Club and R.S.C.P.

Surviving are one daughter, Arlene Vineyard of Maysel; six sons, Perry P. Mullins and Robert Lee Mullins, both of Seattle, Wash., James Howard of Barberton, Ohio, William G. Mullins of Ravenswood, Meredith Wayne Mullins of Belleville, Ill., and Clarence Calvin Mullins of Columbus; one brother, Edgar Greathouse of Max Meadows, Va.; 28 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arless Ernest Kendall; her second husband, James Excell Mullins; and one son, Ernest Glen.

Services were held at Straight-Tucker Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Rev. Jack Gwinn officiating. Burial was in Mullins Cemetery, Maysel.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/18/1995

RETHA FAYE MULLINS

Retha Faye Mullins, 84, of Parkersburg, died Friday, May 12, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Alfred and Hettle Wilson Jarvis. She retired from St. Joseph's Hospital in the dietary department and was a member of 14th Avenue Gospel Mission Church.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Mullins of Marietta and Russell Mullins of Parkersburg; one daughter, Pearl Mullins of Cleveland; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Mullins; two daughters; one son; two sisters; one brother; one great-grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at 14th Avenue Gospel Mission Church with Rev. Danny Jefferies and Rev. Dean Ash officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/26/1995

NICHOLAS U. MURIN

Nicholas U. Murin, 75, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Butler, Pa., a son of the late Frank and Julia Korba Murin. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II and was a retired professor and head coach at Glenville State College. He was also a former coach and teacher at Calhoun County High School. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Parkersburg; Eureka Masonic Lodge #40, Grantsville; Retired Teachers of Wood County; American Legion Post 64, Marietta; Ohio-West Virginia Officials Association; and the "Geritol Gang."

Surviving are his wife, Ruth A. Hull Murin; one son, William Nicholas Murin of San Mateo, Calif.; three daughters, Julia Lee of Belpre, Marilyn Barnes of Vienna and Mary Baldwin of Las Cruces, N.M.; four grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Dino of Binghamton, N.Y., Julia Spolsky of Johnson City, N.Y., and Helen Kiser of Welch. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Memorial services were held at First United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, with Rev. William Anderson officiating. The body was donated to the Human Gift Registry at West Virginia University, Morgantown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/18/1996

BIRDIE MURPHY

Birdie Murphy, 75, of Calhoun County, died Monday, July 8, 1996, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Okey and Lillie McCumbers McCune. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Lee Murphy of Reedy; one daughters Bonnie Laughlin of Arnoldsburg; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death -by her husband, Woodrow 'Pud' Murphy; and one grandson, Douglas Murphy.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Amoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDWARD MURPHY

5/27/1999

Elder Edward F. Murphy, 82, of Chloe, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Banning and Lillian Martin Murphy. He was a member of Sand Fork Primitive Baptist Church, Dianna.

Surviving are his wife, Vera Murphy; three sons, Roy, Tex and Burton Murphy, all of Chloe; four daughters, Reva Johnson of Ordway, Col., Cindy Friend of Gassaway, Pat James of Frametown and Gloria Murphy of Chloe; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church, Nobe, with Elder David Lilly officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FLONA MURPHY

7/24/1997

Flona Murphy, 90, of Barberton, Ohio, died Friday, July 18, 1997, at Pleasantview Care Center, Barberton.

She was born in Chloe, a daughter of the late French and Elizabeth Jackson Sears.

Surviving are one daughter, Dorma Cooper of Norton, Ohio; two sons, Jack Murphy of Barberton and Ralph Murphy of Norton; two half-sisters, Maysel Carr and Hallie Lyons, both of West Virginia; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Murphy, and one son, Carrison Murphy.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2000

HELEN MURPHY

Helen Murphy, 72, of Brohard, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Worthington Manor, Parkersburg

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clelia and Georgia Wilson Richards. She was a member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, near Brohard.

Surviving are one son, Marvin "Butch" Murphy of Weston; six daughters, Linda Blair of Davisville, Kay Swisher of Oxford, N.C., Marie Wilson of Munday, Bobbi MeEndree of Grantsville, Jeannie Gwinn of Givens and Carolyn Arnold of Mineral Wells; one brother, Eugene Richards of Big Springs; 10 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester R. Murphy; eight brothers; and one grandson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JARRIET "JACK" MURPHY

10/1/98

Jarriet "Jack" Murphy, 64, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998.He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arthur and Flona Murphy.

He retired from B&W as a tool applicator after 35 years service. He was a member of Akron Baptist Temple and National Lodge 568, AF&AM.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie; one daughter, Sallie Wolfe of Kernersville, N.C.; one granddaughter, Patti Blackburn of Wilmington, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Cassandra; one brother, Ralph Murphy of Norton, Ohio; one sister, Dorma Cooper of Norton; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Garrison Murphy.

Services were held at Akron Ba tist Temple, with Rev. Howard Powell officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/6/1994

BLANCHE MUSIC

Blanche Music, 62, of Arnoldsburg, died Fridy, Dec. 24, 1993, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Bevins, Ky., a daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Stanley Yates. She was a former nurse's aide at Calhoun General Hospital, and was a member of Leatherbark Community Church near Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Music, one son, Charles Music of Williamson; two daughters, Sharon Golka of Manchester, Mich., and Linda Music of Newport News, Va.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/9/1995

THOMAS E. MUSIC

Thomas E. Music, 68, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Mar. 5, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division, after an extended illness.

He was born in Prestonburg, Ken., a son of the late George and Martha Music. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired coal miner. He was a member of Leatherbark Community Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one son, Charles Music of Williamstown; two daughters, Sharon Golka of Manchester, Mich., and Linda Music of Newport News, Va.; one brother, Charles R. Music of Logan; two half-brothers, Arnold Music and Gordon Music, both of Prestonburg; one half-sister, Bonnie Music of Prestonburg; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Music; one sister; and one half-brother.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home Arnoldsburg, with burial in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/25/1996

TINA GARNETT MYERS

Tina Garnett Myers, 61, of St. George, W.Va., died Friday, May 17, 1996, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Nicut, daughter of Ella Gay Bailey Rogers of St. George and the late Gruder Rogers.

She lived in Calhoun, Webster and Tucker counties in West Virginia, and Baltimore, Md. She was a Protestant and homemaker.

She is survived in addition to her mother by one son, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Vernon Myers of Avondale, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Amanda Lynn Myers and Carmen Paula Myers of Woodbridge, Va.; two brothers, Lester Forest of Baltimore, -Md., and Captain Ford Rogers of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Artie Jewel Cogar of Webster Springs and Doris Emogene Myers of St. George; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a nephew, Chester Lee Rogers, July 9, 1968; father, Gruder Rogers, Sept. 8, 1982; husband, Charles Edward Myers, May 9, 1994; niece, Amelia Carman 'Amy' Snyder, Nov. 25, 1994; and a sister, Orva Gay McCumbers, Sept. 27, 1995.

Services were held at Greenlief-Combs Funeral Home, Parsons, with Pastor Patrick Cassidy of St. George and Pastor Neil Parsons of Hamilton officiating, with her son Charlie giving a tribute to his mother. Burial was in Piper Mountain Cemetery, St. George.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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