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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2007

BEULAH MACE

Beulah C. Mace, 98, of Sand Ridge, died Monday Nov. 5, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Belle Simmons Poling and was a homemaker.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Elma Jean Mace and Helen June Mace, both of Sand Ridge; one son, Deo Darrell Mace of Sand Ridge; and three grandsons, Nathan Mace of Charleston, Walter and Richard Mace both of Sand Ridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Mace. Services were held Saturday, November 10 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Mace-White Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 Jun 2002

DENZIL MACE, SR.

Denzil Mace, Sr., 80, of Spencer, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Mart and Rebecca Roberts Mace. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Pipeliners Local Union 798.

Surviving are his wife, Anna M. Dolan Mace; three daughters, Sharon McCortney of Akron, Ohio, Debbie Mazon of Walton and Winnie Vandale of Spencer; three sons, Jerry Mace of Gandeeville and Denzil Mace, Jr., and Daniel Mace, both of Spencer; one sister, Winnie Motich of Akron; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty mace and Carolyn Mullins; one sister, Melva Icard; one brother, Victor Mace; one half-brother, Fred Church; and one half-sister, Beulah Butler.

There was no visitation or service. His body was cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 July 2001

DILLON MICHAEL MACE

Dillon Michael Mace, infant son of William W. and Cheryl Matheney Mace of Millstone, died at birth on Friday, June 29, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Stephanie Mace of Lockney, Tammy Lynn Mace of Millstone and Heather Hull of Rock Cave; paternal grandparents, Harless and Shirley Mace of Millstone; and maternal grandmother, Linda Matheney of Beckley.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dennis Matheney.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m. at Beechtown Cemetery, Frenchton, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. James Lowe officiating. Stump Funeral Home of Arnoldsburg is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 March 2002

EDITH MACE

Edith Mace, 82, of Harrisville, died Monday, Mar. 11, 2002, at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Samuel C. and Flora Gay Bell Husk. She retired from Pine View Continuous Care with 21 years of service as a nursing assistant.

Surviving are two sons, J. Ralph Mace of Weston and Jimmy C. Mace of Harrisville; four daughters, Mary Jo Sams of Weston, Barbara J. Jordon of Rocky Point, N.C., Martha J. Busch of Parkersburg and Judy Sheppard of Vienna; two brothers, Stephen Husk of Elizabeth and Leander Husk of Warren, Ohio; two sisters, Jean Webster and Leah Thompson, both of Warren; nine grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Corder Mace; two grandsons; two granddaughters; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Private graveside services will be held at Walker Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, 2 to 7 p.m., and Friday, 9 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 December 2008

FLORANCE MAE MACE

Florance Mae Mace, 65, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.

She was born at Middle Bass Island, Ohio, the daughter of Paul and Florence Lutes Stiver.

Surviving are her husband, Duane Mace; one daughter, Cindy Richards; one son, Chris Seitz; three sisters, Charlotte Oates, Barbara Linden and Helen Holzapfel; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Mace Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 May 2005

HUBERT MACE

Hubert L. Mace, 79, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harley and Lillie Bailey Mace. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as a truck driver in the 756 Ordnance Co., 65th Army Division. He was retired from E.F. Hauserman Co.

Surviving are two sons, Danny Mace of Talmadge, Ohio, and Duane Mace of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Lorrie Mace of Arnolds-burg; two sisters, Marge Digman of Spencer and Fern Kelley of Vienna; two half-sisters, Janet Sweeney of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and Patricia Selopek of Medina, Ohio; one half-brother, Troy Gene Mace of Spokane, Wash.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Mace, in 2000.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial was in Mace Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 June 2008

JAMES MACE

James L. Mace, 57, of Chloe, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Oral and Ernestine Hoskins Mace.

He was a truck driver for Pete Gould & Sons, Murraysville, and a member of Minnora Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Karen Mace; one daughter, Jordan Mace of Chloe; two sons, Wade Mace of Glenville and Justin Mace of Parkersburg; three brothers, Ken Mace of Chloe, Harley Mace of Heaters and Jeff Mace of Millstone; and six sisters, Kathy Stevens of Kenna, Lillie O’Brien of Walton, Lou Johnson of Grantsville, Debbie Mace of Arnoldsburg, Becky Stagg of Spencer and June Sampson of Stumptown; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Sampson and an infant.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman, Jerry Malona and Robert Bailey officiating, and burial in Minnora Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2003

LEVI MATTHEW MACE

Levi Matthew Mace, infant son of William "Bill" and Cheryl Matheney Mace of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

Private family services were held at Beechton Cemetery, Frenchton.

No other information received.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

MARIE MACE

Marie J. Mace, 84, of Washington, died Friday, Apr. 25, 2003, at her daughter's residence.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Jesse and Pearl Evans Powell. She was retired from Spencer State Hospital as a nursing assistant. She was a member of Summit Valley United Methodist Church, Williamstown, and Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one son, Richard Mace of Vienna; two daughters, Sharon Sue Nicholas of Parkersburg and Pearl Bollinger of Washington; one brother, Jesse Powell of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Velma Ferrell of Doyletown, Ohio; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Mace; one granddaughter, Deanna Bollinger; five brothers; four sisters; and one son, Glen Mace, Jr.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jeff Nolte officiating. Burial was in Mace Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 November 2000

PAULINE MACE

Pauline C. Mace, 97, of Spencer, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, in CAMC-Memorial Division, Charleston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late David Monroe and Maude Lawson Carpenter. She was a retired employee of the former Spencer Hospital, Spencer, and a member of Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Lenora Helper of St. Albans, Kathryn Grady of Dunbar, and Helen Lester and Dorothy Conner, both of Spencer; two sons, Jack Mace of Leatherbark and Bob Mace of Elyria, Ohio; three half-sisters, Maine Lowe and Emogene Brumbaugh, both of Akron, Ohio, and Evelyn "Bob" Kirby of Grantsville; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmie Mace, in 1962; one granddaughter, Sandra Grady Koonce; and one infant brother.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. D.L. Kirby officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 May 2002

RONALD MACE

Ronald L. Mace, 74, of Spencer, died Friday, May 17, 2002, on his farm.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Gay L. Mace and Beulah Church Mace Butler. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, retired from Kaiser Aluminum, and attended Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara E. Mace; two sons, Stanley Mace of Spencer and Steven Mace of New Haven; one daughter, Cheryl Boggs of Fairfield, Pa.; two brothers, Arnold Mace of Spencer and Larry Mace of Given; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Garland Mace.

Graveside services were held at Starcher Cemetery, with Rev. D.L. Kirby officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 July 2002

WOODROW MACE

Woodrow Gerald Mace, 78, of Boaz, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Clyde and Mary Angerstein Mace. He was a 1940 graduate of Parkersburg High School and a Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Corning Glass in 1981.

Surviving are three brothers, Denver Mace, Clyde "Buster" Mace and Conard "Bun" Mace; one sister, Mary Mace; eight children, Woody Mace, Sandra Flanagan, Cathy Spars, Penny Oldaker, Susan Richards, Lesa Richards, Woody Mace II and Tammy Burge; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Mae Deaton Mace; seven brothers and sisters; one son; and one grandson.

Graveside services were held at Friendly Cemetery, Friendly, with Dr. Bill Thomas officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 November 2008

ROSE ARLINE PRICE MACKEY

Rose Arline Price Mackey, 71, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Point Marion, Pa., the daughter of the late Pete and Violet Ritter Price.

Surviving are her husband, Orval Mackey; one son, Ranal Mackey of Grantsville; one daughter, Cindy Weprich of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one brother, Walter Price of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

No public services were held.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 November 2008

MARJORIE WINTERS MACRI

Marjorie (Winters) Macri, 82, of Vienna, died at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Arnoldsburg.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one son, Ronald P. Macri of Livermore, Calif.; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Beverly Winters Brandt of Curville, Tex.

Services were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 April 2002

FRANKIE MADRITSCH

Frankie Nottingham Madritsch, 90, of Raleigh, N.C., died Saturday, Apr. 6, 2002, in Raleigh.

She was born in Arnoldsburg and was a former resident of Indianapolis, Ind.

Surviving are one daughter, Judi Harrison of Raleigh, N.C.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Harry Haymaker of Dayton, Ohio.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Hays-Haymaker Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 550, Charlotte, NC 28210, or Grace Community Church, 6561 Meridien Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616.

Stump Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2000

GLADIE MAFFET

Gladie Maffet, 92, of Arnoldsburg Road, Spencer, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Guy and Laura Wood Nitz. She was a former resident of Millstone and was a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Madeline Carpenter of Spencer; two grandchildren, Janet McNamara of Spencer and Jeff Carpenter of Millstone; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Maffet; one granddaughter; and two sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna, Ohio "Record Courier" - March 12, 2011

Phyllis V. Mahan

Phyllis V. Mahan 75, of Welaka, Florida passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011 at Haven Hospice Roberts Center in Palatka, Florida. Phyllis was born on Wednesday, July 17, 1935 in Grantsville, West Virginia to the late Alva Ray and Ruby (Snyder) Goodnight. Phyllis dedicated her life to raising her family and providing a loving home. She was an avid gardener, loved to read and enjoyed her hummingbirds and boating on the river. She was a member of the Women of the Moose #1835 in Crescent City, Florida.

Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Phyllis guest book online at www.WattsFuneralHomes.com

Mrs. Mahan leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband James "Jim" J. Mahan of Welaka, Florida; daughters: Tammie Safford of Fleming Island, Florida and Melinda Adams and husband Scott of Brimfield, Ohio; two brothers Gerald and Denzil; three sisters Patsy, Helen, and Diane; grandsons: Nicholas, Kyle, Ethan, Joshua and Derek.

Many other family members and friends who will miss her dearly.

No service is planned at this time. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 south, San Mateo, Florida 32177.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 September 2009

SUE ANN WHITED MAHER

Sue Ann Whited Maher, 60, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Cleveland Clinic.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of Mary Riley Whited of Parkersburg and the late G. Glen Whited.

She was a 1967 graduate of Parkersburg High School and retired from G.E. Plastics. She formerly worked for Bureau of Public Debt and Barker Insurance.

Surviving in addition to her mother are three brothers, Larry Whited of Grantsville, Dana Whited of Mineral Wells and Roger Whited of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Gene Waybright officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 31 March 2005

JOHNNY MAHONEY

Johnny Mahoney, 78, of Spencer, died Monday, Mar. 21, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

Surviving are one step-son, Carroll Lawson of Big Bend; one step-daughter, Naomi Hardman of Arnoldsburg; six grandchildren, Christina White of Orma, Barb Hardman of Spencer, Rhonda Hardman of North Carolina, James Hardman of Grantsville, Brenda Conant of Parkersburg and Frank Hardman of Mt. Zion; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Murl Mahoney.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 November 2002

MURL MAHONEY

Murl Mahoney, 81, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Roane General Hospital.

Surviving are her husband, Johnny Mahoney of Spencer; two brothers, Roy Stump of Ohio and Bobby Stump of Parkersburg; two sisters, Pearl Graham of Ohio and Gladys Abbey of Texas; one son, Carrol Lawson of Grantsville; and one daughter, Naomi Hardman of Mt. Zion.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Otho, John and Jake Stump, and two sisters, Lucille Mowery and Violet Stump.

Services will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Lawson Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation will be held Friday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2006

MILDRED GERTRUDE MALONA

Mildred Gertrude Malona, 89, of Mineral Wells, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at Worthington Manor Skilled Nursing Facility.

She was born at Yellow Creek, the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Eva Rexroad Frederick. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Gospel Church.

Surviving are one son, James Warren Malona of Pettyville; one daughter, Barbara V. Roberts of Westlake Village, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Malona, in 1995; one daughter, Karen J. Alderigi; three brothers; and two sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville, with Pastor Michael Allen officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 May 2004

GOLDIE MALONEY

Goldie Maloney, 86, of Vienna, died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bryan and Mary Jane Bush Wright. She had worked for Arlene’s Dress Shop as a retail manager and was a member of Beechwood Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Don Maloney; one son, Don Maloney, Jr., of Parkersburg; two daughters, Shirleyan Brown of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Patricia Fordyce of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Francis of Parkersburg and Tressia Francis of Grantsville; and two brothers, Harlow Wright of New Mexico and Kenneth Wright of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters and an infant grandson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2007

LARRY MANGUS

Larry P. Mangus, 62, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Logan County, the son of the late Albert and Bertha Garrett Mangus. He was a former coal miner and member of Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Patty Mangus; one son, Curtis of Dawsonville, Ga.; one daughter, Tyrena Mangus of Mt. Zion; one brother, Arnold Mangus of Festus, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Curtis, Jr., Harley, Paige and Ryka.

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

Services were held at Five Forks Community Church, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 2 June 2005

LINDSEY RYAN MANN

Lindsey Ryan Mann, 16, of Spencer, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born in Huntington, the daughter of Melinda and Donald Sampson of Spencer and Charles and Sharon Mann of Huntington. She was a sophomore at Roane County High School, and a member of Future Business Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was a member of 4-H, having served as president, vice president and treasurer, and was a 4-H livestock showperson. She was a former cheerleader and wrestling matmaid, manager for the RCHS football team, member of Hi-Y, National Junior Honor Society, Honor Roll and Youth Government lobbyist in Charleston, and was a pole vaulter on the RCHS track team. She was a West Virginia Pre-Teen Finalist and was named Miss Photogenic at the Junior Miss Black Walnut Festival Pageant. She formerly attended Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington. She was going to go to Australia this summer to represent West Virginia and the United States in the Down Under Olympics as a pole vaulter.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are four sisters, Cassie Mann and Kelly, Kristen and Traci Sampson; one brother, Chase Mann; paternal grandparents, Charles and Patricia Mann of Huntington; and maternal grandparents, Roy G. and Irene Hildreth of Spencer.

Services will be held Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Roane County High School, with the eulogy by Bob and Anita Ashley and Jean Melarvie. Burial will follow in Spencer Memorial Cemetery with graveside rites by Rev. Randy Whited. Visiting hours are scheduled Friday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the high school. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Roane County 4-H Foundation, c/o Lindsey Mann Trust, P.O. Box 105, Spencer, WV 25276.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2003

VIVIAN MANSON

Vivian E. Manson, 78, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Mar. 10, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Tillman and Pansy Trippett Starkey. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Marietta Beauty College and Charleston Beauty Academy. She was a beautician and retired from V.J.P. Hair Salon, Grantsville. She attended Parkview United Methodist Church and was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Nicholas Furr of Virginia; one grandson, Chris Furr and wife Kelly of Little Hocking, Ohio; one great-grandson, Levi Furr; and one brother, William Starkey of Grantsville.

Memorial services were held at Lambert- Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Larry Crawford officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

PEGGY ALENE MARCOU

Peggy Alene Marcou, 62, of Sand Ridge, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Belleville, Tex., the daughter of Sylas and Ella Kolby Waggoner.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Douglas Marcou; two children, Gwendolyn Gee and Billy Don Jordan, both of Texas; one sister, Rosie Dalton of Texas; and one brother, Charles Waggoner of Texas.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2007

DAVID GLENDON MARKS, SR.

David Glendon (Buck) Marks, Sr., 63, of Millstone, West Virginia, died Sunday, August 26, 2007 at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County the son of Mabel Poling Marks of Grantsville and the late Walter C. Marks. He was a former truck driver and mechanic and was a member of the Arnoldsburg Fire Department.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Deborah Louise Miller Marks; one son, David Glendon Marks Jr., and wife Tina Louise of Mt. Zion; 4 daughters, Patricia Louise Hall and husband Ricky Lee Hall, Sr. of Arnoldsburg, Paula Denise King and husband Paul Glen King of Millstone, Teresa Sue Marks of Salem, and Brenda Hicks of Belpre, Ohio. two brothers, John Ray Marks of Medina, Ohio, and Billy Joe Marks of Grantsville; four sisters, Barbara Bush and Connie McCartney both of Grantsville, Mae Lemon of LeCanto, Florida and Erma Sinns of Cleveland, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Sabrina, Brittany and Trenton King, Michelle, Ricky, Jr. and Stephanie Hall, David, Brandon and Jacob Marks, Stephanie Stout, and Rebecca Hicks.

He was preceded in death by twin sons, Larry and Jerry Marks; paternal grandparents, Fred and Mina Rush Marks, and maternal grandparents, Dave and Orpha Schoolcraft Poling.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 30 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg with Rev. Ben Kerby and Rev. Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial will be in the Poling-Marks Cemetery, Millstone. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., t the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

REV. DORSEY MARKS

Rev. Dorsey Marks, 99, of Orrville, Ohio, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Dunlap Hospital, Orrville.

He was born at Leatherbark, Calhoun County, the son of the late Thomas. G. and Alice Pierpoint Marks. He was an ordained Baptist minister for over 50 years and pastored churches in several counties in West Virginia. He had a radio ministry in Spencer and was a member of Spencer Tabernacle.

Surviving are four sons, Grover Marks of Pennsylvania, Albert Marks of Orrville, Ronald Marks of Seville, Ohio, and Gene Marks of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of one year, Pearl Wagner Marks (Grover's mother); his second wife of 73 years, Sylvia Sawyer Marks; one son, Denzil Marks; one great-granddaughter, Becky Quick; four brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Garry Bowen and Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Gandee Chapel/Ward Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2007

EMILIE HARRIS MARKS

Emilie Harris Marks, 71, of Wooster, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Smithville Western Nursing Home.

She was the daughter of the late Hatzel and Lelah Leach. She attended Full Gospel Church, Canal Fulton, Ohio, for over 20 years.

Surviving are her husband, Virgil "Red" Marks; seven children she had with her first husband of 42 years, the late George Lee Harris, whom she married in February, 1955, Kathleen Harris and Phyllis Vannoy, both of Mt. Zion; Audrey Smith of Grantsville; Roger Harris and Jimmie Harris, both of Wooster, Ohio; Janet Norris of Smithville, Ohio, and Kenny Harris of Wooster, Ohio, a grandson raised as a son; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three step-children, Michael Green of North Carolina, Bonnie Mucklow of Florida and Patty Marshall of Alabama; 15 step-grandchildren; and one sister, Leah Garrett of Millstone.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kacy Michelle Harris.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 October 2000

ERNEST MARKS

Ernest V. Marks, 96, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was the son of the late Isaac Clinton and Sarah Frances Hall Marks. He was a farmer and a member of Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are three sons, William Gifford Marks of Mt. Zion, Gordie C. Marks of Harrisville and Alvia Eugene Starcher of Doylestown, Ohio; three daughters, Marie Helena Adkins of Doylestown, Artie Waneta Helmick of Clinton, Ohio, and Lula Lorraine Myers of Mt. Zion; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2007

GRETA MARKS

Elsie Greta Marks, 85, of Pine Creek, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, in Charleston General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Cleo and Phelma Hathaway Gainer. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she had been a Sunday School teacher and active with youth and WSCS.

Surviving are two daughters, Lola Clark and husband Jack and Karen Boatright and husband Roland, all of Grantsville; two sisters, Wanza Marsh and Emma Wease, both of Grantsville; one brother, Delbert "Bo" Gainer of Grantsville; five grandchildren, Crystal Knotts, Chad Ferguson, Shaun Ferguson, Jerry Marks and Daniel Boatright; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Blaine Marks; one son, Gary Marks; one sister, Delma Whytsell; and one brother, Jennings "Buck" Gainer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin, Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Donzel Wease officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2000

HAZEL MARKS

Hazel B. Marks, 95, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Baltimore, Md., where she had resided for several years.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Jesse J. Tuttle and Ruie Barnes Tuttle Sturm. She spent her early life in Grantsville, later moved to Millstone, and lived in Lower Salem, Ohio, for 54 years before moving to Baltimore.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathleen S. Alberti of Baltimore; three sons, Denzil R. Schoolcraft and Frederick F. Schoolcraft, both of Ellenboro, N.C., and William D. Schoolcraft of Greensboro, N.C.; one brother, Clay Sturm, Jr., of Grantsville; one sister, Virginia Snow of Mt. Airy, N.C.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil E. Schoolcraft, and second husband, Smith Marks; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Schoolcraft; and two brothers, Arnold Barnes and E. Foster Tuttle.

Services were held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2007

HOBERT KESLEY MARKS

Hobert Kesley Marks, 72, of Duck, West Virginia, passed away August 20, 2007 at Sunbridge of Glenville following an extended illness.

Born in Braxton County, he was a son of Charles Edward and Virgie Byard Marks. He was a US Navy veteran, mechanic and a former construction worker.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Jean Jarvis Marks; son, Edward of Doylestown, Ohio; daughter, Carol Ann Wetzel of Lake Milton, Ohio; 3 brothers, Wesley Marks of Elmira, Richard Marks of Servia, and Ronnie Marks of North Canton, Ohio; 2 sisters, Ermal Vaughn of Chloe, and Christine Wriston of Duck; 3 grandchildren, Matthew, Dominic, and Jessica Ann.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25 at the Elmira Baptist Church. Rev. Dewey Tanner will officiate. Interment will be in the Elmira Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 July 2008

LUCY MARKS

Lucy Marks, 93, of Orma, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the home of her son in New London, N.C.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Daniel and Venie Hardway Holcomb.

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

Surviving are four sons, Rev. Carl Marks of Leatherbark, Ronzel Marks of Orma, Lester Marks of New London and Ray Marks of Smithville, Ohio; four daughters, Kathleen Sohar of Creston Ohio, Virginia Brady of Greenville, S.C., Wanda Lee McCumbers of Orma and Vickie Chastain of Shoals, Ind.; one brother, Samuel Holcomb of Baltimore, Md.; 47 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Marks; three sons, Darrell, Delmer and Basil; and one daughter, Rosalea.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 February 2005

ORLA ELMINA MARKS

Orla Elmina "Granny” Marks, 81, of Millstone, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born at Millstone, the daughter of the late David Cleo and Orpha Mae Schoolcraft Poling. She was a member of Alberts Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Goff of Millstone; seven sons, Ernest "Ed” and wife Audra of Orma, Olin "Dean” and wife Sandra "Sam” of Arnoldsburg, Joe Bee of Millstone, Steve "Arbuckle” of Sidney, Neb., Jack and wife Janet of Arnoldsburg, Rick of Millstone and Danny "Nub” of Grantsville; 18 grand-children; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel Marks of Grantsville; two brothers, Junior Poling and Guy Poling, both of Millstone; one aunt, Beulah Mace of Sand Ridge; and her family of caregivers at Miletree.

She was preceded in death by one son, Junior Wilson; one daughter, Patty Sue; one grandson, Robert Dean "Robbie”; one granddaughter, Dena Diane; two sisters, Murl Hall and Ernestine Gregory; and her former husband, Alfred "Fuzzy” Marks.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 December 2009

RONZEL MARKS

Ronzel L. Marks, 67, of Orma, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James Curtis Marks and Lucy Holcomb Marks. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, a former minister, and a foundry worker in Orrville, Ohio.

Surviving are three sons, Eric Marks of Orma, Jeff Marks of Wooster, Ohio, and Jason Marks of Canton, Ohio; one daughter, Becky Johnson of Michigan; three brothers, Rev. Carl Marks of Arnoldsburg, Lester Marks of North Carolina and Curtis Ray Marks of Orma; four sisters, Kathleen Sohar of Creston, Ohio, Virginia Brady of Greensboro, N.C., Wanda McCumbers of Orma and Vickie Chastain of Shoals, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Marks; three brothers, Darrell, Delmer and Basil and one sister, Rosalee Bennett.

Services will be held Thursday , 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl marks officiating. Burial will be in Elmira Community Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 May 2002

WILLARD MARKS

Willard J. Marks, 80, of Millstone, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Surviving are one sister, Kathleen Thomas, and three brothers, Eugene, Mitchell and Holly Marks.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 April 2008

WILLIAM GIFFORD MARKS

William Gifford Marks, 67, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2008, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ernest and Hannah Slider Marks. He was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Eva Basnett Marks; one daughter, Debbie Murphy and husband Jim of Mt. Zion; one son, William Daniel Marks and wife Stacy of Mt. Zion; three sisters, Marie Adkins of Doylestown, Ohio, Waneta Helmick of Clinton, Ohio, and Lorraine Myers of Mt. Zion; one brother, Gordie Marks of Harrisville; one granddaughter, Deva Murphy Wooden of Martinsville, Va.; two grandsons, Quentin Murphy and Danny Marks, both of Mt. Zion; one great-grandson, Hendrix Hardman of Mt. Zion; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Foster Marks in 1980 and Alva Starcher in 2005.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Blackshire Cemetery, near Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2007

WANZA GAINER MARSH

Wanza Gainer Marsh, 79, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Cleo and Phelma Hathaway Gainer. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1944 and attended Glenville State College. She retired June 1, 1990, from B.F. Goodrich as stockroom supervisor. She was active in her community and church, and was a correspondent for The Calhoun Chronicle and secretary for Calhoun Homes, Inc., for many years. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for many years and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Marsh of Davisville and Marsha Marsh of Simpsonville, S.C.; one sister, Emma Wease of Grantsville; one brother, Delbert "Bo" Gainer of Grantsville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vilas C. Marsh; two sisters, Delma Whytsell and Greta Marks; and one brother, Jennings "Buck" Gainer.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Pine Creek. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, she had requested that donations be made to The St. Paul Cemetery Fund, c/o Calhoun County Bank, Grantsville, WV 26147, or Emma Wease, RR #1, Box 140B, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)


ZELDA MARSH

The Parkersburg News, Wednesday, 24 September 1958, pg 11

Funeral services for Miss Zelda Marsh, 46, of 1189 Reed Ave. Akron O., who died unexpectedly Monday evening while driving to Walker where she was to visit relatives, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eckard and Baldwin Funral Home in Akron. Burial will be in the Elett Cemetery.

She was taken in a Kimes Ambulance to the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Born in Calhoun County ( Adam, 29 june 1912 ), she was a daughter of Cyrus Marsh and the late Stella Sampson Marsh.

She was a member of the Boulevard EUB Church at Akron.

She had been employed by the Kesselring Dairy in Akron for the past 14 years.

In addition to her father she is survived by the following uncles and aunts, Mr and Mrs Orland Buchannan of Walker and Mr and Mrs John Sampson of Parkersburg.

The body was removed from the Kimes funeral Home this morning to the Eckard and Baldwin Funeral Home for the services.

The Parkersburg News, Thursday September 25, 1958, pg 10

Funeral services for Miss Zelda V. Marsh, 46, of 1169 Reed Ave. Akron, O., who died unexpectedly Monday evening, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Eckard and Baldwin Funeral Home in Akron.

Burial will be in the Elett Cemetery.

The body was removed ftom the Kimes Funeral Home Wednesday morning to the Eckard and Baldwin Funeral Home for the services.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

DAVID FRANK MARSHALL

David Frank Marshall, 79, of Huntington, died Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2001, in St. Marys Hospital.

He was a TV engineer with WSAZ and WMUL.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine Farrar Marshall; one son, David Marshall of Merritt Island, Fla.; one daughter, Cheryl Green of Cincinnati, Ohio; and one sister, Jeannette Stump of Stumptown.

Services were held at Henson Mortuary. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Garden.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 October 2005

KYLI CAROL MARSHALL

Kyli Carol Marshall, 2, daughter of Chris and Bobbi Marshall of Ringgold, Ga., died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Josh Marshall of Midwest City, Okla., and Micah Marshall; two sisters, Jessi and Abbi Marshall of Ringgold; grandparents, Gene and Patty Miller of Shock; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be held Friday, 5 p.m., in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until time of services at the cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of local arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2000

CLOYD MARTIN

Cloyd Martin, 78, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Clarksburg Veterans Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Haman Martin and Pearl Church Martin Osborne. He had worked for FMC American Viscose, B&O Railroad, and Napp Contracting. He was a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sons, James Martin and David Martin, both of Parkersburg; two daughters, Carol Obermeyer and Loretta Bailey, both of Barlow; three grandchildren; one step-sister, Vera Mae Schiller of California; and one brother, Carl Osborne of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Ruth Stanley Martin, and one infant brother.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 September 2008

HAROLD MARTIN

Harold E. Martin, 100, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, in Peoria, Ill., after just returning from living several years in Melbourne, Fla.

He was born in Amboy, Ill., and, at age 10, he took care of his family, who had Spanish influenza, a pandemic that killed millions, and no one in his family died. He went to school with Ronald Reagan and Reagan's brother "Moon" in Dixon, Ill., and knew Charles Lindbergh. He was watching on the beach when the Challenger exploded. He worked for over 60 years for Freeman Shoe Co. and later at Habacorn's Ace Hardware Store, Peoria, and as a bag boy for Publix in Florida. He left the work force at age 90 to take care of his wife, who passed away about five years ago at age 94. They had been married 77 years.

Surviving are daughter, Nancy Engelke; grandchildren, Tim and Todd Rhodes and Jane and Anna Engelke; and great-grandchildren, Michelle, Emily and Rebecca Rhodes, Grant, Jarett and Brooke Rhodes, and Harrison Schenerlein IV.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 May 2005

JULIA MYRTLE COEN MARTIN

Julia Myrtle Coen Martin, 89, of Chloe, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the home of Ron and Lois Cummings, her caregivers since December.

She was born at Elana, Roane County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Rushia Sharp Drake. She attended Mudfork Union Church for 65 years and was the oldest living member.

Surviving are two sons, Dallas Ray Coen of Richmond, Va., and Delmer Crawford Coen of Cambridge, Ohio; three grand-children; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Denver Coen, to whom she was married for 50 years; her second husband, Willis Martin; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery, Spencer. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna, Ohio Record Courier Nov 23, 2009

Merle Cottrell Martin, 77, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2009.

She was born December 2, 1931 in Grantsville, West Virginia to George and Esther Cottrell. Merle was a homemaker and provided child care.

Merle was a kind, loving person who would lovingly play in homemade tents, don a football helmet, and could make you a super hero or a beautiful bride out of a towel and a safety pin. She could heal a boo-boo with her famous "sick soup".

Special memories of Merle were of her playing dress up with her grandchildren, her big Sunday dinners and her enormous love and dedication to her husband Bill who passed away in 2005. She died of a broken heart.

Merle is survived by her son Doug (Deanna) Martin of Diamond and her daughters, Sherry (Greg) Ackerman of Canton and Laura (Ron) Pringle of Edinburg. Surviving also are her grandchildren, Matt (Renee) Garlock, Michael Martin, Andrew (Diana) Garlock, Kristina (Jason) Martin, Melea (Joe) MacDonald, Nicole Ackerman and Dan, Dave and Doug Pringle. Also surviving her are her great-grandchildren; Billy, Matt, Nate, Joey, Christopher, Mya, Nick, Ryan, Lauren, Lucas and two yet to be born. She is survived by her sister Virginia White (Bud) of Masontown, W.Va, and sister-in-law Elizabeth Cottrell of Alliance.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Bill and her six siblings.

Family will receive visitors on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Baldridge officiating. Interment will follow at Palmyra West Cemetery.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 March 2003

PAMELA SUE MARTIN

Pamela Sue Martin, 40, of Spotsylvania County, Va., died Sunday, Mar. 2, 2003, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She was the daughter of Richard and Judith Chalfant of Fredericksburg, Va. She received her bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Mary Washington College and had worked in account receivable for Central Rappahannock Regional Library for eight years. She was a member of Knotts United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one daughter, Melissa A. Merritt of the home; two brothers, Michael Chalfant of Fredericksburg and Charles E. Chalfant of Charleston, S.C.; maternal grandmother, Lenore G. Booher of Grantsville; two nephews; and one niece.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Sonny Gheen officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral chapel.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 September 2008

RANDALL MARTIN

Randall K. Martin, 51, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Rex and Marie Rhodes Ward of Calhoun County.

He was a member of Operating Engineers #132, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Vickie Martin; three children, Shawn Martin of Newark, Casey Martin of Elizabeth and Travis Martin of Burning Springs; one brother, Dale Martin and wife Linda of Grantsville; one sister, Delane Grapes of Galax, Va.; two nephews; and special friend, Anthony Grogg of Elizabeth.

At his request, his remains will be cremated and a private service held at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2006

GARRY MATHENEY

Garry A. Matheney, 53, of Spencer, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, in Whitesburg, Ky., as a result of injuries received in a work-related accident.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Bernice Ruth Hall Matheney of Newton and the late James Willard Matheney. He was the owner of Garry A. Matheney Construction Co., and was a farmer and trader. He was a member of Linden Lodge No. 83, AF&AM, Linden, and Local No. 37, IUOE, Cumberland, Md.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Kathy J. Matheney; one daughter, Stacy Engle of Spencer; one son, Scott Matheney of Spencer; and two brothers, Terry Matheney and David Matheney, both of Newton.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Lou Matheney.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. "Mike" King and Rev. Rick Matheney officiating and Del. Robert "Bob" Ashley speaking. Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, was in Bailey Cemetery, Beech.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2007

PAULINE GREATHOUSE MATHENEY

Pauline Greathouse Matheney, 64, of Orma, died Thursday, Apr. 5, 2007, at the home of her daughter.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Howard and Hazel Greathouse.

Surviving are one daughter, Tennessee Jean Rogers of Orma; two sons, David Ray Rogers of Spencer and Rusty Rogers of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Mary Ann Maurer of Cleveland; four brothers, Raleigh Jim Greathouse of Spencer, John Greathouse of Cleveland, Bud Greathouse of Barrackville and Peter Greathouse of Streetsboro, Ohio; and several grandchildren, great-grand-children, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Juanita Byrd of Parkersburg, and one brother, Gene Greathouse of Spencer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Donzil Wease officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2005

HARRY MATHENY

Harry D. Matheny, 88, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late James and Anna Mae Stienhoff Matheny. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Corning Glass after 30 years of service. He was owner of Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, a farmer, and a member of Beulah Humble Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder and Sunday School superintendent. He served as county commissioner of Wirt County for 18 years.

Surviving are children, James and Judith Matheny of Elizabeth; four brothers, Robert Matheny and Delbert Matheny, both of Mineral Wells, and Roy Matheny and Billy Matheny, both of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, June Townsend of Parkersburg; several nieces and nephews; five step-grandchildren, including Stephanie Parsons of Grantsville; two step-great-grandsons; and three foster great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Juanita Mace Matheny in 2003; one brother, Richard; and one sister, Beulah Caltrider.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial was in Beulah Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 December 2004

ROBERT MATHER

Robert F. Mather, 61, of Williamstown, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Sewickley, Pa., the son of Marion Holzapfel Mather Hill of Vero Beach, Fla., and the late Floyd Mather. He was a graduate of Williamstown High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 168, Marietta, and attended Peoples Church, Boaz.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Kay Nixon Mather, whom he married Jan. 2, 1964; two daughters, Tammie Silvia of Williamstown and Heather Renee Satterfield of Arnoldsburg; three grand­children, La Kretia Silvia and Austin and Tristan Satterfield; one brother, George Mather of Vero Beach; and two sisters, Kathy Mather of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Linda Smearman of Vero Beach.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ronald, Steven and Kenneth Mather.

Services were held at Peoples Church with pastors Randy Dornan and Eddie Garrett officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Park with military rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Nov 2003

MABEL MATHERS

Mabel P. Mathers, 79, of Middlebourne, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, in Sistersville Center, Sistersville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Harvey and Ola Richards Cunningham. She was a former employee of Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, serving as activities director. She was a member of Valley Grange 519, Alma, and Middlebourne Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Herman D. Mathers; one son, Rodney H. Mathers of Marietta, Ohio; one daughter, Connie Knight of Paden City; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Delores Postlewait; three brothers; two sisters; and one grandson, James R. Mathers.

Services were held at Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne, with Rev. Earl Fletcher officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Alma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2006

RUBY PAULINE MATHERS

Ruby Pauline Mathers, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Walter Gray Richards and Ada Mae Tingler Richards. She retired as a department manager from Hecht Co. in 1990.

Surviving are one brother; two sisters; one son; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Earl Mathers; one son; one daughter; seven brothers; and one sister.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Apr. 8, 11 a.m., at Beech Valley Cemetery, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 November 2008

LELA MATHESS

Lela E. Mathess, 94, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Rev. Jacob and Ola Snider.

She was a 30-year member of Columbia Heights United Methodist Church and a member of Mary Circle.

Surviving are five sons, Gary, Donza, Ronza, Keith and Billy Mathess; one sister Bernice Kral; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Mathess.

Services were held in Hoy Chapel, Freed. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2000

LEONARD ESTEL MATHESS

Leonard Estel Mathess, 65, of Cloverleaf Road, Parkersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Freed, the son of the late Leonard and Arzanna Freed Mathess. He had formerly been employed as a mechanic and as a body shop manager for Wharton Cadillac for over 20 years. For the last 23 years, he worked as a mechanic for Exel, Washington, W.Va. He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie R. Bush Mathess; two daughters, Jacklyn D. "Jackie" Casto of Belpre, Ohio, and Jennifer D. Pennybacker of Parkersburg; three sons, Ricky Lee Mathess, Gregory Alan Mathess and Jeffrey Lynn Mathess, all of Parkersburg; one sister, Lenore Fields of Chesapeake, Va.; 13 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen McHenry, Leona Gill and Theda Hammer; and one brother, Henry Stanton.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. William Snider and Rev. Check Ferrelll officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2006

WILLIAM MATHEWS

William J. "Bill" Mathews, 87, of Vienna, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late William James and Bess Williams Mathews, Sr. He graduated from Parkersburg High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and remained in the military reserves for 29 years until his retirement as a Lt. Colonel. He was a member of American Legion Post 15 and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He worked for W.Va. Dept. of Highways, retiring after 41 years of service. He was a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge 40, Grantsville, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Bodies, Charleston, and Nemesis Shrine, Parkersburg. He was a member of Salvation Army advisory board, American Red Cross and Vienna Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, member of Men's Chorus, and founding member of Men's Quartet.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Mary Anita Hathaway Mathews; two sons, Ret. Col. John R. Mathews of Washington and David M. Mathews of Johnstown, Ohio; four daughters, Sallie M. Romano of Clarksburg, Linda Towner of Washington, Marty Rhodes of Vienna and Liz Yatrakis of Lausanne, Switzerland; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Matthew Foster Mathews.

Services were held at Vienna Baptist Church with Rev. William R. Thomas officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 15 and Masonic Graveside Rites by Masonic Lodge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 02 January 2003

DONNA JEAN MAXWELL

Donna Jean Maxwell, 60, of Mentor, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, in Lake Hospital, Willoughby, Ohio.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Oren and Pearl Clayton. She was a member of Word of Grace Church, Chesterland, Ohio, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Fred Maxwell; three sons, Terry Maxwell of Euclid, Ohio, Gerald Maxwell of Cleveland, Ohio, and Anthony N. Maxwell of Eastlake, Ohio; five grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Clayton of Walhonding, Ohio; two half-brothers, David Wright and John Wright, both of Lyndhurst, Ohio; one step-sister, Norita Ballato of Weirton; one step-brother, Lloyd Wright, Jr., of Fleming, Ohio;. and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Lloyd Wright, Sr.; one sister, Caroline Petty; and two step-sisters, Elva Vaughan and Leota Yoak.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Job's Temple Cemetery, near Glenville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2006

JESSIE SINGLETON MAXWELL

Jessie Singleton Maxwell, 95, died Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Shenandoah Nursing Home, Fishersville, Va.

She was born in Gem, Braxton County, the daughter of the late French and Effie Bosley Singleton. She worked for American Rayon Viscoe Co., Parkersburg, for several years.

Surviving are one son, Robert C. "Bob" Maxwell of High-town, Va.; one daughter, Ella Jane Sheppard of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy "Buck" Max-well, in 1977; three brothers, Linn, Virgil and Edgar Singleton; and three sisters, Carrie Bragg, Mary Sponaugle and Rose Lemon.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Bob Nicholas officiating, and burial in Job's Temple Church Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 13 August 2009

TYLER MICHEL MAXWELL

Tyler Michael Maxwell, 8, of Letter Gap, Gilmer County, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Women and Children's Hospital, Charleston, after collapsing during Little Pioneer football practice.

He was born at Hilton Head, S.C., the son of Jeffrey and Shawna Pierce Maxwell.

He was going to be a third grader at Normantown Elementary School.

He attended First Baptist Church, Glenville. Surviving are one sister, Alexis Lauren Maxwell at home; maternal grandparents, Jim and Carolyn Williamson Pierce of Glenville; paternal grandparents, Danny F. and Teresa Woodford Maxwell of Glenville; paternal great-grandparents, Albert and Betty Duelley Maxwell of Glenville; maternal great-grandparents, Dave and Claudette Crawford Pierce of Glenville; paternal great-grand-parents, Robert Woodford of Boaz and the late Lorena Clark Woodford; two uncles, Erik R. Maxwell of Glenville and Brian K. Pierce of Virginia; great-uncle and aunt, Dave and Jeannie Pierce of Buckhannon; and numerous cousins.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Glenville, with Rev. Kenny Fisher and Rev. Phil Shields officiating. Burial was in Job's Temple Cemetery, Rt. 5 West of Glenville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 November 2002

ADA MAY

Ada H. May, 92, of Elmira, died Thursday, Oct. 31 [2002], in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late . Garfield and Cora Carter McCumbers. She was a member of Elmira Baptist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Bertha Valder of Ivydale; one niece, Corrine Woods of Ivydale; and one nephew, Russell Copen of Nebo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha B. May.

Services were held at Elmira Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Gerwig officiating. Burial was in See Cemetery, Elmira.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2006

ARIL LEE MAY

Aril Lee May, 62, of Donna, La., died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Homer and Della Packs May.

Surviving are his wife, Laura May; three children, Thurman, Robert and Brenda May, all of El Paso, Tex.; one sister, Mary Starcher of Ivydale; and two brothers, James May and Leant May, both of Danville, Va.

Private family services were held, with burial in the family cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 June 2001

BERTHA MAY

Bertha Drennen McCumbers May, 88, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Eagle Pointe Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Austin and Myrtle McCumbers Drennen and spent most of her life in Calhoun and Braxton counties.

Surviving are one daughter, Helen McCumbers Hale of Parkersburg; one grandson; four great-grandchildren; one sister, and three brothers.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harrison McCumbers; one infant son; her second husband, Okey May; and one sister, Orpha Yeager.

Graveside services were held at Sycamore Cemetery, Mt. Zion, with Rev. Warren C. Dove officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 February 2001

BYRL MAY

Byrl May, 86, of Spencer, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Miletree Healthcare Center, Spencer.

He was born at Mud Fork, the son of the late Grover and Ellen West May. He was a retired employee of Monarch Rubber Co., Spencer.

Surviving are three daughters, Phyllis Kasserman of Spencer, Jane Lupardus of Gandeeville and Vickie Blour of Massillon, Ohio; four sons, Rick May of Arnoldsburg and Dick May, Garry May and Tim May, all of Spencer; one sister, Maxine Carte of Akron, Ohio; three brothers, Dallas "Dal" May and Ferrell May, both of Akron, and Brooks May of Byesville, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae P. May, in 1992; one son, Jennings "Butch" May; three sisters, Emma Jean May, Gladys Carte and Macel Drake; and four brothers, Harley May, Seldon May, Chester May and Morgan May.

Services were held in Otto Advent Christian Church, Otto, with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2008

RUBY JARVIS MAY

Ruby Jarvis May, 93, of Spencer, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Stinson, the daughter of the late Nelson and Lora Hicks Jarvis.

She had lived in New York, Colorado and California until returning to Spencer in 1957. She worked various jobs, including care giving to the sick and elderly.

Surviving are one sister, Eva Parsons of Spencer, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James May; one infant son; three sisters, Mae Moss, Violet Smith and Myrtle Lauber; and three brothers, Harry, Cecil and Ernest Jarvis.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Tom Fletcher officiating. Burial will be in Lamb Cemetery, near Stinson. Visitation will be held two hours prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

SPENCER JENNINGS MAY

Spencer Jennings May, 57, of Spencer, died Friday, Mar. 16, 2001, at home.

He was born at Ward, the son of Elva B. Starcher May of Spencer and the late Ronel J. May. He was a machinist and mobile home dealer.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Janet May of Vail, Col., and Denise Key of Bloomington, Ind.; four brothers, Orville E., Roy A., and Leonard K. May, all of Spencer, and Gary C. May of Arnoldsburg; and one sister, Doris Ann Hudkins of Belpre, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Linda C. May; paternal grandparents, Wilbur S. and Edna May; and maternal grandparents, Orville W. Starcher and Ota Northrup.

The body was donated to Human Gift Registry, Morgantown..

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 3 September 2009

MILDRED MAYNE

Mildred D. Mayne, 89, of Cottageville, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Holly Benton and Myrtle May Nichols Batton.

She retired from Kellwood Co. with over 30 years of service, and was a former employee of Cabin Creek Quilts.

Surviving are two sons, Jack Batten of Pt. Pleasant and John Mayne of Spencer; one brother, Virgil Batten of Elizabeth; one sister, Audra Metz of Chippewa-on-the-Lake, Ohio; eight grand-children; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, William O. "Bill" Mayne; one son, Roger Mayne; and three brothers, Loyal W., Gerald and Given Gene Batten.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating.

Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2006

BERTHA MAE MAZE

Bertha Mae Maze, 87, of Brohard, died Sunday, Mar. 12, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Henry and Emily Westfall Veon. She was a member of Hartley Church of Christ, Brohard. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Virgil R. Maze; one daughter, Betty Lou Dye of Vienna; one son, Richard Maze of Palestine; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Winland of Parkersburg and Hazel Snider of Freed; one brother, Arnold Veon of Torch, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Darrin Maze; one sister, Ruth Freed; and three brothers, James, Paul and Donald Veon.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Minister Tom Butterfield officiating. Burial will be in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 May 2005

JAMES PAUL MAZE

James Paul Maze, 76, of Granite Falls, N.C., died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Caldwell County Hospice.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Lawrence Calvin and Ollie Kemp Maze. He was retired from Woodlake Apartments and was a taxidermist for several years. He was a member of Hartley Church of Christ, Brohard.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Kinney Maze; four sons, James Maze of St. Cloud, Fla., Lew Maze of Belmont, William (Sam) Maze of Palm Bay, Fla., and Scott Maze of Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; three daughters, Beth Petters of West Melbourne, Fla., Paula Dunn of Lenoir, N.C., and Mary Maze of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Virgil H. Maze of Brohard; one sister, Louise Snider of Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services were held at Hartley Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Tom Butterfield.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 July 2009

WILLENE MAZE

Willene F. (Tootie) Maze, 83, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Nay and Mildred Fredrick Collins.

She graduated from Belpre High School and was a member of Belpre Church of Christ. Surviving are two daughters, Shirley L. Wuelfing of Sarasota, Fla., and Debra J. Ocheltree of Jekyll Island, Ga.; three grand-children; four great-grandchildren; five brothers; and four sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Maze; one daughter, Linda S. Gribble; one sister; and one brother.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 December 2008

JESSIE MCCARTHY.

Jessie M. McCarthy, 83, of Chicopee, Mass., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.

She was born in Annamoriah, the daughter of the late Bruce and Madge M. Bell, Sr.

She was self-employed and owned a beauty shop in Parkersburg for 46 years until retiring in 1992. She was a member of Elizabeth Methodist Church, Associated Master Beauticians Chapter 872, VFW Auxiliary Post 1212 and Post 15 of Parkersburg.

Surviving are one son, Roger Starcher; one brother, Bruce Bell, Jr., of Burning Springs; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Emmit H. Bell.

Services will be next summer in Elizabeth at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2006

BASIL "Rex" McCARTNEY

Basil "Rex" McCartney, 77, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 29, 2006.

He was born in Fairview, the youngest son of the late Otis D. and Rebecca Goff McCartney. He was retired from the Town of Grantsville, where he served as chief of police for 32 years. He was a member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and Grantsville Chapter 73, Order of Eastern Star. He attended First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are four daughters, Janice Metheney and Jill McCartney, both of Statesville, N.C., and Joyce Underwood and husband Dave and Jennifer Albright and husband Chad, all of Grantsville; eight grandchildren, James Hall, Chris Metheney, Chad and Ryan Underwood, Daniel and David Whitlow, Jeffery Skidmore and Katie Albright; one brother, Rood McCartney; and two sisters, Eda Sparks and Freda Bellomy.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Virginia "Faustine" Duskey McCartney; eight brothers; and one sister.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 May 2004

DELANO McCARTNEY

Delano F. McCartney, 69, of Calcutta, Ohio, died Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2004, at East Liverpool City Hospital, Ohio. He was born in Grantsville, the son of Coe M. Hickman McCartney of Calcutta and the late O.G. McCartney. He worked for 22 years at the former American Vitrified and retired in 1992 from Ohio Edison's Sammis Plant as an auxiliary tender.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Nina B. Godfrey McCartney, whom he married on Dec. 27, 1955; two sons, Michael D. McCartney of Marietta, Ohio, and Terry R. McCartney of East Liverpool; two brothers, Ersel McCartney of East Liver-pool and Ethan McCartney of Streetsboro, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Parker McCartney, and one sister, Ureta Simpson.

Services were held at Calcutta Chapel of Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Compa officiating. Burial was in United Presbyterian Cemetery, Calcutta.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2008

FRANK McCARTNEY

Frank McCartney, 78, of Morgantown, died Friday, Mar. 7, 2008, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born on his mother's birthday in Lake Lynn, near Morgantown, the son of the late Lloyd and Georgia Stump McCartney.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired as a barge loader after 27 years of service with the former Green Bag Cement Co. He was a member of the Monongalia Lodge #10, IOOF, Orphan Friend Encampment #14, Patriarchs Militant Canton #3, Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans #276, and Laurel Ridge Hunting Club. He was president of Triune Senior Citizens. He joined Rush Run Baptist Church, Calhoun County, in 1947 and had been attending Faith Baptist Church, Morgantown.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Lenora Lawson McCartney, whom he married Jan. 12, 1951; three children, Diane J. Hevner, William D. "Bill" McCartney and Douglas K. McCartney, all of Morgantown; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Foster McCartney and Eugene McCartney, both of Morgantown; two sisters, Carolyn Matthew of Reedsville and Linda McFadden of Gans, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Corey Maxon, and five sisters, Emily Petrich, Emmajean Pearl McCartney, Ruth Schiffbauer, Edith Saylor and Mary Daugherty.

Services were held at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Pastor Bennie Moran officiating. Burial was in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover, with flag folding ceremonies conducted by members of the W.Va. National Guard Honor Guard of Camp Dawson, Kingwood. Memorial service was held by Monongalia Lodge #10 at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2001

GEORGE POE McCARTNEY

George Poe McCartney, 85, of Dry Branch, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at home.

He was retired from Carbon Fuel Coal Co. and was a member and deacon of Dry Branch Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda Osborne of Dry Branch, Freda England of Columbus, Ohio, and Deena Riddle of Clendenin; one son, Ray McCartney of Solon, Ohio; two sisters, Eda Sparks of Ohio and Freda Bellamy of Florida; two brothers, Rood McCartney of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Rex McCartney of Grantsville; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, with Rev. Forrest Cooper officiating. Burial was in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2007

DR. HUNTER PELL McCARTNEY

Dr. Hunter Pell McCartney, 83, died Monday, Mar. 5, 2007.

He was born at Index, the 15th child of 19 fathered by Sylvanus Armstrong McCartney and the eighth of 12 born to Sylvanus and Alice Goff McCartney. He attended a one-room school in Gilmer County and graduated from Tanner High School. After attending Glenville State College for one year, he earned his AB from West Virginia University and his MA and PhD degrees from University of Pennsylvania. He was a schoolteacher and former employee of General Electric, Burroughs, and IBM.

He was a former combat infantryman with the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment of the Third Armored Division during World War II and was involved in five military campaigns in the European Theater of Operations: Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, Ardennes (Bulge), and Ruhr Valley. He was discharged as a sergeant and was later commissioned in the U.S. Army Reserve and discharged as a captain.

A professor of journalism at West Virginia University for 22 years, he was head of the Public Relations Dept. until retiring in 1989, and was active in national public relations and journalism organizations, holding offices and contributing to professional journals. He was twice named outstanding educator in Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism.

An elder and trustee of First Presbyterian Church, Morgan-town, he was a past board member of the local Red Cross chapter, Monongalia County Historical Society, Shack Neighborhood House, and Meals On Wheels program, where he was a volunteer driver for many years. He was a past member of Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity, and BPOE, and a member of Morgan-town Rotary Club, where he was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.

In 1950, he married Diane Ferry, who died of cancer in 1996, after 46 years of marriage. They had four children, Deborah and James, both of Morgantown, Nancy of Raleigh, N.C., and Alice of Greensboro, N.C.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. In 1998, he married Betty Pingley Crickard of Morgantown, who is the mother of Jennifer Crickard Tschetter and one granddaughter of Brookings, S.D.

Also surviving are two sisters, Myrtle Roberts of Stumptown and Margaret Kent of Machipongo, Va., and two brothers, Sull McCartney of Glenville and Donald McCartney of Stumptown.

Cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial service will be held Friday, 11 a.m., with Rev. John Sonneday and Rev. Chris Haig officiating. Burial will be in East Oak Grove Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Morgantown Area Meals on Wheels, 3375 University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505, or First Presbyterian Church, 456 Spruce St., Morgantown, WV 26505.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2008

MICHAEL EARL McCARTNEY

Michael Earl McCartney, 58, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of Georgia Pearl Stalnaker McCartney Burke and the late Col. Loren "Buck" McCartney.

He graduated from Glenville High School and Glenville State College, where he was president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a former Marine and served with the 305th Army Reserves. He retired after 31 years as a teacher at Calhoun County High School, where he had been a football and wrestling coach and had served as faculty senate president. He was president of midget league football and wrestling programs in Calhoun and was a former town council member. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and a Sunday School teacher, and a member of Masonic Lodge 40 and the Society of Sons of the Revolution.

Surviving are his mother, who resided with him; his wife of 28 years, Patsy Gherke McCartney; one daughter, Carri Leann Catapano of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Eric Michael McCartney of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Travis Shane McCartney of Lexington Park, Md.; one grandson, Michael Ian Catapano; two brothers, Patrick McCartney of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Kevin "Terry" McCartney of Alliance, Ohio; one sister, Kathleen Gilbert of Eldersburg, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Tim Davis and Patrick McCartney officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with military graveside rites. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 Apr 2004

OPAL McCARTNEY

Opal Gladys McCartney, 78, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2004, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Orval and Icy Husk Hayhurst. She was a Christian.

Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Erlewine and husband Tink of Grantsville and Patricia Bollinger and husband Charles of Washington; one son, Gerald McCartney and wife Linda of Grantsville; one son-in-law, Burl Postalwait of Grantsville; eight grand-children, Jamie Gerwig, Bobby Erlewine, Rick Postalwait, Kevin Postalwait, Jason Bollinger, Jerry and Amanda McCartney and Barbie Brown; six great-grandchildren; one foster sister, Deloris Davis of East Liverpool, Ohio, and special cousin and caretaker, Donald Blake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlen McCartney, and one daughter, Carolyn Postalwait.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2008

ROBERTA SUE McCARTNEY

Roberta Sue McCartney, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at home.

She was the daughter of Asa Bush and Leafy Lee Vannoy. Sue worked several years for Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and Gilmer County Schools as the county resource bus driver.

Surviving are four children, Sandra Sue Parks of Beckley, Pat G. McCartney and Jack E. McCartney, both of Tanner, and Tim C. McCartney of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Anne Jones of Tanner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Everett McCartney, whom she married July 5, 1946, and two siblings, Asa Wilson Vannoy and Mary Joe Jones.

Sue chose to donate her body to WVU Hospital Science Dept. and not to have funeral services..

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 January 2003

VIRGINIA McCARTNEY

Virginia Elenor McCartney, 74, of Avon, Ohio, formerly of Parkersburg, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Westlake, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Ellen Kelly Curry. She was a member of Lauckport Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are her husband, Carl McCartney of Marietta, Ohio; one daughter, Ellen Ponusky of Avon; one brother, Harry Curry of Mt. Zion; one sister, Ida Calhoun of Grantsville; and two grandchildren, Laura and Glenn Ponusky, both of Avon.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Russell Swisher; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Dobbie Thrash officiating. Burial was in Swisher Cemetery, Cisco.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 October 2005

DORMAL GAY McCLAIN

Dormal Gay McClain, 86, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born at Newton, the daughter of the late Alex and Amanda Hunt White. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville, and was a member of Oka United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, James, Delano, David and Ralph McClain; four daughters, Wanda, Evie, Lois and Sonja; one brother, Edsel White; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow McClain, six brothers, four sisters and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jack Stump officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Cemetery, Oka. Visitation will be on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 December 2008

KATHRYN MCCLAIN

Kathryn L. McClain, 93, of Rittman, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at Doylestown Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Holly and Arminda Coen Moss.

She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Elana. She made "lap covers" for residents of local nursing homes, and "silkies" for area children.

Surviving are two daughters, Catherine Wertz of Rittman and Glennis "Cricket" Conley of Marshallville, Ohio; two sons, Dale McClain of Creston and John McClain of Spencer; two step-daughters; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one brother, George Moss of Haverhill, Mass.; and one sister, Donnas Coulter of New Philadelphia, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard McClain; two grandchildren; one brother, Glen Moss; and one sister, Myrtle Lance.

Graveside services were held at Zion Hill Baptist Cemetery, Elana, Roane County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 November 2009

LEOTA BELLE MCCLAIN

Leota Belle McClain, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Colonial Place, Elkins, where she had lived for six years. She was born at White Pine, the daughter of the late Bud and Ora Mae Johnson Kelley. She attended Calhoun County schools and worked for many years as a cook at Grantsville Graded School. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Clarksburg. Surviving are one daughter, Shelia Kandes Crawford of Elkins; one granddaughter, Stephanie Elin Haynes and husband Voras of Elkins; and one great-grandson, Nicholas Crawford Haynes of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin S. McClain, whom she married on May 25, 1943; one son, Craig S. McClain; son-in-law, D. Stephen Crawford; one great-granddaughter, Lillie Katherine Haynes; two brothers, Fred Kelley and Orville Kelley; and five sisters, Georgia Plant, Greta Whipkey, Nola Kight, Audrey Greathouse and Herma Winchester.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Tomblyn Funeral Home Chapel, Elkins, with Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

The family will receive friends at the home of Helen Morris following the burial.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Northern Regional Office Alzheimer's Association, 1299 Pinewood Dr., Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna Ohio Record Courier - Saturday, Feb 12, 2005

Theda P. "Maxine” McCluskey

Theda P. McCluskey, 66, of Charlestown Twp. (Portage Co. Ohio), passed away February 11, 2005, at Robinson Memorial Hospital. She was born February 19, 1938, in Calhoun Co., West Virginia to James P. and Beulah (Hammerick) Jones. She retired from Highland Home Health of Ravenna in 1995, where she was a home health care aid. She was a member of Baptist Bible Church in Paris Twp.

Survivors include husband, Raymon P., whom she was married for 49 years, daughter Margaret Ellen McCluskey of Alabama, sons Raymon P.(Rhonda) of Ravenna, Michael A. (Kathleen) of Ravenna, and Terrance P. (Mindy) of Cuyahoga Falls, 4 sisters, 3 brothers, 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Shorts Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel, Monday 6-8 PM and Tuesday February 15, 2005 at 10 AM with Rev. Vince Hardy officiating. Entombment will be at Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1900 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

ARIZONA McCORD

Arizona (Zona) McCord, 80, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

Surviving are one sister, Opal Vandale, and one brother, Robert Wise.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2001

ALICE "Tootsie" McCORMICK

Alice "Tootsie" McCormick, 57, of Grantsville, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Hoy D. and Nola Richards Meadows. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, where she was also a Secret Sister.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard Duane McCormick and wife Sharlette of Mt. Zion and Franklin D. McCormick and wife Sherry of Grantsville; one sister, Blonda Richards of Parkersburg; one brother, William Meadows of Grantsville; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Law and Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Nov 2003

DUSTIN McCORMICK

Dustin McCormick, 22, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Charleston, the son of Douglas McCormick of Grantsville and Cheryll Schnider of Ravenna, Ohio.

He attended Calhoun County schools and graduated from Lewis County High School and Buckhannon Welding School. He was a certified welder. He had worked at Foodland in Grantsville and was most recently working at Foodland in Glenville in the meat department.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are three sisters, Crystal Yarborough of Salisbury, N.C., Kera McCormick of Ravenna and Larissa McCormick of Shepherdstown; grandparents, Jim and Evelyn McCormick of Grantsville, with whom he made his home, Bill and Arlene Smith of Florida and Mr. and Mrs. Vince Pavlik of Deerfield, Ohio; step-grandmother, Nancy Powlowski of Atwater, Ohio; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Yoak Cemetery, Norman Ridge, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 Oct 2003

ERNEST McCORMICK, SR.

Rev. Ernest F. McCormick, Sr., 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at home.

He was born in Ottawa, the son of the late Orlando C. and Effie Stalnaker McCormick. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was founder and pastor of House of Prayer, Fleming Falls Road, Mansfield, Ohio, for 32 years.

Surviving are his wife, Edith L. McCormick; one son, Ernest F. McCormick, Jr., of Ashland, Ohio; one daughter, Dianne McCormick Jaques of Brunswick, Ga.; three grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bonnie Lee of Cleveland.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elwood and Clyde McCormick, and one sister, Aline McDonald.

Services were held at Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, with his son, Brother Ernie McCormick, Jr., officiating. Military graveside services were held in Mansfield Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2001

EVELYN McCOY

H. Evelyn McCoy, 91, of Smithville, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in Clendenin.

She was born at Sycamore, the daughter of the late James and Emma Barr Wilson. She and her husband, Paul McCoy, owned and operated retail establishments in Smithville for 42 years. She was a member of Smithville Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Jim McCoy; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Mary Margaret Brooks; two sisters, Georgia Foster and Hope Nicholas; four brothers, Brown, Clyde, Ray and Glenn Wilson; one grandson, James Charles McCoy; one great-granddaughter, Eve Thomas; and several nieces and nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2007

HOWARD McCOY

Howard V. "Mac" McCoy, 99, of Belpre, Ohio, died Saturday, Apr. 21, 2007, at Arcadia Nursing Home, Coolville, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John Ira and Virginia Riggs McCoy. He retired from Parkersburg Rig & Steel after 37 years of service. He was a member of Porterfield Baptist Church, Porterfield Community Club and Belpre Senior Citizens.

Surviving are his wife, Murrell Smith Bush McCoy; three daughters, Bernita Werner of Belpre, Carolyn Ratliff of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Alice Shanks of Coolville; one son, Ronald McCoy of Belpre; two step-daughters, Nancy Mullins of Ravenswood and Sondra Carr of Stuart, Fla.; one step-son, Thomas Bush of Austintown, Ohio; one brother, Gene McCoy of Belpre; one sister, Bessie Anderson of Arizona; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 21 step-great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine G. Stevens McCoy; one son, Steve McCoy; one step-grandson, Michael Miller; four brothers, Ernest, Eddie, Hollie and George McCoy; and two sisters, Thelma Roach and Myrtle Weaver.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Phillip Newhart officiating, and burial in Coolville Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 April 2008

RUBY GLEN McCOY

Ruby Glen McCoy, 97, of Belpre, Ohio, died Monday, Apr. 7, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Hur, the son of the late John Ira and Virginia Riggs McCoy.

He was formerly employed with O'Ames as a maintenance foreman and retired from W.Va. board of education as a bus operator. He was active in Belpre Senior Citizens Association.

Surviving are one daughter, Norma J. Kemp of Belpre; one sister, Bessie Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz.; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Almira Whytsell McCoy, in 1984; his second wife, Mary Stump McCoy; two sisters, Myrtle Weaver and Thelma Roach; and five brothers, Howard, George, Edward, Ernest and Holly McCoy.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, 7 p.m., at Belpre Senior Citizens Center, 1614 Washington Blvd., Belpre, with Chaplain David Kaufman officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the center.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 December 2005

STELLA LUCILLE McCOY

Stella Lucille (Lucy) McCoy, 56, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Monday, December 12, 2005.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Roy and Stella Metts Miller.

She was a longtime resident of Cuyahoga Falls and was employed as a cashier at Rex Salvage for 28 years. She was a faithful member of Victory Chapel Church in Akron and loved people and loved to help others.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Gregory McCoy, to whom she devoted her life; one son, Eric McCoy and his fiancée Tina Price; step-grandchildren, Brendan, Jason and Jeremy Price; one brother, John Miller of Kentucky; and five sisters, Mary Yoak of Waterford Ohio, Carolyn Ray of Creston, Genevieve Miller of Marshallville, Ohio, Darleen Lott of Williamstown, and Tina Jones of Nobe.

Services were held at Victory Chapel, Akron, Ohio, with Rev. Robert Webb officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - October 2009

SUE MCCOY

Sue M. McCoy, 85, of Goose Creek, S.C., formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at her home.

She was born in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Aubrey and Irene Snider White. Prior to her retirement, she was owner and operator of Calhoun Insurance Agency and a member of the Calhoun County Bank board of directors. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two sons, John F. McCoy of Goose Creek and Dr. J. Michael McCoy of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Meredith Leigh Morris of Morgantown, Lauren Suzanne Shellberg of Golden, Colo., and Patrick Michael McCoy of Knoxville; one sister, Ann Hersman of Spencer; two nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Arden McCoy; her second husband, Plummer A. Rush; and two brothers, Billy Gene White and Jack L. White. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Don Maxon officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2001

TRESSIE MCCOY

Tressie I. McCoy, 68, of Nicut, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Weldon and Nora Jane Sampson Dickey. She was employed by Kellwood Co., Spencer, for 11 years.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Mylinda and Randy Jones of Nicut; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gilford and Wafelien McCoy of Nicut and Daniel and Rhonda McCoy of Chloe; one sister, Mable King of Orma; and six grandchildren, Jeremy Lane, Brittney McCoy, Brandon McCoy, Cody McCoy, Dakota Jones, and Selena McCoy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford McCoy; three brothers, Herbert, Willy and Ray Dickey; and one half-sister, Ona McCumbers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 November 2000

EVELYN McCRACKEN

Evelyn L., McCracken, 76, of Ashland, Ky., formerly of Millstone, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Michigan, the daughter of the late Letcher and Mary Jane Price Parsons. She was a former inspector for Goodyear Aircraft Corp.

Surviving are two sons, Ronnie B. McCracken of St. Cloud, Fla., and James A. McCracken of Buckhannon; two sisters, Ella Hollowaw and Dorothy Turner, both of Ravenna, Ohio; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. McCracken in 1991; two brothers; and five sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2007

CHARLES McCRAY

Charles W. "Bill" McCray, 82, of Parkersburg died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Ohio Valley Health Care.

He was born at Brohard, the son of the late Charles H. McCray and Ethel G. McIntyre McCray Goodnight. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II where he served in the Philippine Islands and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart

He retired from Corning Glass after 48.5 years service. He was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church, American Legion Post 15 and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 3.

Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Gertrude Stump McCray; one sister, Eleanor Gifford of Parkersburg; one brother, Johnnie Goodnight of Brohard; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Arnold McCray.

Services were scheduled 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Joe Busch and Pastor Frank Miller officiating and burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

LUANNA ROSE McCRAY

Luanna Rose McCray, 60, of Parkersburg (formerly of Brohard), died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Lewis and Elva Anna Kidwell Roberts. She was a member of Owl Hill United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, David Russell McCray of Brohard and Mark Lewis McCray of Philippi; three brothers, Darrell Roberts, Charles Bruce Roberts and Larry Roberts, all of Elizabeth; three sisters, Dorothy Via and Wanda Mae Belt, both of Elizabeth, and Vesta Ruth Bunner of Vienna; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell McCray, in 1994, and an infant son.

Services were held at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Andrew J. Robison IV officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 June 2008

MARY JO MCCROSKEY

Mary Jo McCroskey, 56, of Orma, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Holly L. and Delsie Opal Westfall Bridwell.

She worked 22 years at Shoney’s Commissary in Charleston and Ripley, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Jack McCroskey; three sons, Scott England of Blue Creek, Michael England of Kenna and Preston Milan of the home; and four grandchildren.

Per her request, the body was cremated. There was no service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 November 2008

JACK MCCROSKEY

Jack McCroskey, 67, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at home.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Bill and Thelma Phillips McCroskey.

He was an oil field worker for 30 years, employed by FWA Drilling Co. and Clint Hurt & Associates. He was a member and trustee of Mud Fork Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Debbie Kelley of Spencer; two sons, Tom McCroskey of Spencer and Jack Ray McCroskey of Calhoun County; one sister, Freeda Jo Taylor of Spencer; two brothers, Bill and Fred McCroskey; three grandsons; and two great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Dremia Arlene Adkins McCroskey, and three brothers.

There were no services or visitation. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery, Big Pigeon.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2000

ROMA 'MAC' McCROSKEY, JR.

Roma C. "Mac" McCroskey, Jr., 72, of Spencer, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Roma C. "Pat" McCroskey and the late Minnie Suttle LeMasters. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran, with 35 years of service. He was a member of Boggs Fork Community Church, Spencer, Irvin F. Conley V.F.W. Post #5783, Spencer, and life member of Moose Lodge.

Surviving are three sons, Steve McCroskey of Elyria, Ohio, Roger McCroskey of Belpre, Ohio, and Charles McCroskey of Grantsville; two brothers, Jack LeMasters and Owen LeMasters, both of Spencer; two sisters, Jeanie Metz and Barbara Metz, both of Spencer; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia McCroskey Cricks, and one grandchild, Michele Cricks.

Services were held at Boggs Fork Community Church, Spencer, with Rev. Charles Davis and Rev. Jetty Carpenter officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was in Short Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2010

BERNARD JAMES MCCUMBERS

Bernard James McCumbers, 91, of Rosedale, died at his home on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.

He was the son of the late Galry and Ada Cottrell McCumbers. He was a member of Fairview Church, Lower Nicut.

Surviving are his wife, Rhonda Pearl Cottrell McCumbers; five sons, Darrell McCumbers of Wollwine, Va., Dare McCumbers of Spencer, Denzil McCumbers of Rosedale, Robert Dale McCumbers of Elizabeth and Dwayne McCumbers of Shiloh, Ohio; two daughters, Connie Hardman of Navarre, Ohio, and Sandra McCumbers of Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grand-children; one brother, Galry Jr. McCumbers of Ohio; and three sisters, Gladys Snyder of Ohio, Linda McCumbers of Rosedale and Clara Turner of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Willis McCumbers, and two sisters, Geneva Nicholson and India Drennen.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Cemetery, Bear Run. Visitation will be on Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 September 2001

CHARLEY McCUMBERS

Charley McCumbers, 76, of Nicut, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Mount Run, the son of the late William Riley and Sarah Katherine Bishop McCumbers. He was retired from Norris Industries, Spencer, and was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Stanley Wilson of Big Springs; one son, Jackie McCumbers of Nicut; two sisters, Goldie Talkington of Vienna and Chessie Talkington of Newton Falls, Ohio; five grandsons, Walter and Warren Wilson and Russell, Joshua and Charles McCumbers; and one granddaughter, Rebecca McCumbers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie McCumbers; one daughter, Teresa McCumbers; one son, Jim McCumbers; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Nicut, with Elder Charles Fisher and Elder Richard Westfall officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2007

DANNY CARMEL McCUMBERS

Danny Carmel McCumbers, 60, of Rosedale, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2007, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Maxine Bennett. He was a timberman and member of Rosedale Community Center and active in Rosedale Apple Butter Festival.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Kathleen K. McCumbers; two daughters, Dannielle Lilly of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Nichole Cottrell of Rosedale; one son, Jason McCumbers of Rosedale; his father, Eugene Bennett of Rosedale; his birth father, Carmel Childers; two sisters, Nina Cook of Rosedale and Barb Pidilla of Texas; five brothers, Larry Bennett, Doyle Bennett and Marvin Bennett, all of Rosedale, Eddie Childers of South Dakota and Randy Childers of Ohio; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Dawn Marie McCumbers.

Services were held at Mill Fork Community Church, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 November 2004

DONALD SCOTT McCUMBERS

Donald Scott McCumbers, 58, of Rosedale, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at his home.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Noah and Thelma Starcher McCumbers.

Surviving are nine brothers, Willard McCumbers of Panama City, Fla., Wilburn McCumbers and Roy McCumbers, both of Gassaway, Clarence McCumbers of Akron, Ohio, Rickey McCumbers of Front Royal, Va., William McCumbers, Garry McCumbers and Paul McCumbers, all of Rosedale, and Charles McCumbers of Wilsie; one sister, Betty McCumbers of Rosedale; 21 nieces and nephews; and 21 great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Willie McCumbers, and one sister, Wilma.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Tom Propst and Brother Perry Hayes officiating. Burial was in McCumbers Cemetery, Fox Lick, near Rosedale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 March 2003

EDITH MARIE McCUMBERS

Edith Marie McCumbers, 69, of Nicut, died Monday, Mar. 3, 2003.

She was born in Greenbrier County, the daughter of the late Charles Luther and Lethia Ellen Gould. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her children, Samuel J. McCumbers and fiancée Beth Carr of Spencer, Brenda M. and Rockey Dickey of Rosedale, Peggy A. Craddock and companion Mike Hunt of RosedaIe and Trevia J. and Glen Fulks of Millstone; one sister, Merida McCumbers of Indiana; one brother, Jay Randolph Gould of Indiana; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Ruffus Judson McCumbers, and two sisters.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Run Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

HARRY McCUMBERS

Harry B. McCumbers, 73, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Belle and Willie McCumbers of Orma. He retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways in 1990, with 22 years of service. He had also worked as a coal miner, timber cutter and for State Construction.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ruby Helen Tucker McCumbers, whom he married on Dec. 11, 1955; three sons, Dean McCumbers of Palestine, Larry McCumbers of Elizabeth and Jimmy McCumbers of Parkersburg; three daughters, Judy Paquette and Nancy Shaver, both of Parkersburg, Peggy Gant of Leroy; 10 grandchildren several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harrison McCumbers.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold McCumbers.

Services were held Saturday at Matheny-Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, Rev. Bob Stanley and Pastor Danny Schreckengost officiating. Graveside services were held at Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 April 2009

HAZEL MCCUMBERS

Hazel L. McCumbers, 68, of Mt. City, Tenn., formerly of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Mar. 28, 2009, at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn.

She was born in Webster County, the daughter of the late Ted and Millie Gay Clifton McCumbers.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty Jean Crites of Webster Springs, Tammy Sue Green of Tennessee and Drema McCumbers of Mt. Zion; two step-daughters, Barbara Green of Parkersburg and Ruth Mitchell of Linn; five step-sons, Robert D. McCumbers, Sr., of Mt. Zion, Charles McCumbers of Clarksburg, James McCumbers of Charleston, Michael McCumbers of Moundsville and Tom McCumbers of Houston, Tex.; three grandchildren, Robert Mc-Cumbers, Jr., of Mt. Zion, Michael McCumbers of Spencer and Melinda D. McCumbers of Charleston; and two step-grandchildren, Michael S. McCumbers of Mt. Zion and Michelle McDonald of Mineral Wells.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston McCumbers, Sr.

Graveside services were held at Messenger Cemetery, Sand Fork.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2007

PRESTON VIRGIL McCUMBERS, SR.

Preston Virgil McCumbers, Sr., 81, of Burnsville, died Thursday, Apr. 5, 2007, at his residence.

He was born at Nicut, the son of the late Thomas Andrew and Edna Ernie Hardway McCumbers. He was retired from Mattress Factory, Parkersburg. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Crites McCumbers; six sons, Thomas of Houston, Tex.; Charles of Clarksburg; James of Spencer, Michael of Moundsville, Robert of Mt. Zion and Mark McCumbers of Ohio; seven daughters; Barbara Green of Parkers-burg, Ruth Mitchell of Sand Fork, Connie McCumbers of California; Brenda Smith of Ritchie County, Tammy Bell of Grantsville, Geraldine Sessman of Hershey, Pa., and Regina McCumbers of Clarksburg; four step-daughters, Tammie Sue Green of Parkersburg, Betty Jean and Melissa Crites, both of Webster Springs, and Drema McCumbers of Mt. Zion; 32 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; one brother, Rondle McCumbers of Spencer; two sisters, Edith McCumbers of Spencer and Velma Norman of Glenville; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth McElfresh McCumbers, on Jan. 16, 1981; his second wife, Carol Barton Mc-Cumbers, on Dec. 14, 2000; two sons, Preston Virgil McCumbers, Jr., on Dec. 12, 1965, and Ronnie Lee McCumbers on Oct. 4, 1952; and two sisters, Thelma Gay Low and Vera Maye Cottrill.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial was in Messenger Cemetery, Little Ellis, Gilmer County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 October 2001

RUFFUS JUDSON McCUMBERS

Ruffus Judson McCumbers, 70, of Nicut, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Nicut, the son of the late Samuel and Viola Tucker McCumbers. He was retired from Dept. of Highways, Braxton County.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Edith M. McCumbers; one son, Samuel John McCumbers of Nicut; three daughters, Brenda M. Dickey and Peggy Craddock, both of Nicut, and Trevia J. Fulks of Calhoun County; one brother, Clyde McCumbers of Rosedale; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy, Joshua, Eric, Stephanie and Jessie McCumbers, Amanda Dickey, Booher, Kyle and Christopher Craddock, and Samantha, Michael and Alisha Fulks; and two great-granddaughters, Kristen Nicole Booher and Branwyn Faith Elliott.

He was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating, and burial in Mt. Run Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2006

IVY VIRGINIA McCUMBERS

Ivy Virginia McCumbers, 67, of Rosedale, died Friday, July 14, 2006.

She was the daughter of the late Okie and Nancy McCune Hall.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Donnie McCumbers; three daughters, Priscilla Brady, Brenda Lemon and Rachel Perrin; four sons, Donnie McCumbers, Jr., Daniel McCumbers, Dallas McCumbers and David McCumbers; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eloise White and Jean Yost; one brother, Chester Hall; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Boyd Collins officiating. Burial was in Mt. Run Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 6 August 2009

RUBY GLADYS MILLER McCUMBERS

Ruby Gladys Miller McCumbers, 81, of Rosedale, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at her home.

She was born at Mill Fork, Braxton County, the daughter of the late William Benson and Myrtle Young Miller.

She worked at Kellwood Co., Spencer, and retired from Calhoun General Hospital cafeteria as a cook.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Jerry Clyde McCumbers; four daughters, Kathleen McCumbers of Rosedale, Charlene Stewart and Debra Lynn McCumbers, both of Spencer, and Teresa McCumbers of Elizabeth; one son, David Gregory McCumbers of Glenville; one sister, Molly Costlow of Clarksburg; eight grand-children; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, George, Dewey, Cecil, Edward, Lewis and Harold, and two sisters, Hailey Brady and Esta Chenoweth.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Jimmy Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 February 2011

WILLIAM RILEY McCUMBERS

William Riley McCumbers, 73, of Rosedale, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Noah and Mary Starcher McCumbers. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a retired electrician. Surviving are two sons, Thomas S. McCumbers of Sutton and William R. McCumbers of Lee Center, N.Y.; two daughters, Patricia McCumbers of Sutton and Evelyn Price of Headland, Ala.; eight brothers, Willard McCumbers of Florida, Gene McCumbers and Roy McCumbers, both of Gassaway, Clarence McCumbers of Akron, Ohio, Gary McCumbers, Paul McCumbers and Ricky McCumbers, all of Rosedale, and Charles McCumbers of Wilsie; one sister, Betty McCumbers of Rosedale; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Fox Lick Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 August 2002

WILLIE (Dickey) McCUMBERS, SR.

Willie (Dickey) McCumbers, Sr., of Nicut, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Noah and Mary Starcher McCumbers.

Surviving are long-time companion, Neva Siers of Nicut; one son, Willie McCumbers, Jr., of Fredericksburg, Va.; one daughter, Margaret Nicholson of Gassaway, two step-sons, Donnie Siers of Front Royal, Va., and Ritchie Siers of Rosedale; five grandchildren; 10 brothers, Willard McCumbers of Panama City, Fla., William, Garry, Paul and Donald McCumbers, all of Rosedale; Wilbur and Roy McCumbers both of Gassaway, Charles McCumbers of Frametown, Rickey McCumbers of Front Royal, Va., and Clarence McCumbers of Akron, Ohio; and one sister, Betty of Manassas, Va.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tom Propst officiating, and burial in McCumbers Cemetery, Nicut. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2006

BRUCE McCUNE

Bruce McCune, 89, of Orma, died Thursday, July 13, 2006.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Peter M. and Willa Bourne McCune. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. He was a former oil field worker and carpenter. He and his brother, Norville, were the subject of a feature article in "Wild Wonderful West Virginia" magazine.

Surviving are one brother, Norville McCune of Orma, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Dowe, Vance and Ralph McCune, and one sister, Stacy Allen.

Graveside rites were held at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Mar 2004

CHARLEY McCUNE

Charley McCune, 81, of Massillon, Ohio, died Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2004, at Massillon Community Hospital.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Ellsworth and Myrtle Duncan McCune. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was retired as a scarfer from the former Republic Steel Corp. with 34 years of service. He was a member of Massillon Baptist Temple.

Surviving are two daughters, Diane Parker and Dolores Crannell, both of Massillon; three sons, Charles L. McCune of Massillon, Timothy P. McCune of Bolivar, Ohio, and Delbert L. McCune of Belgium; two sisters, Leomel Isenhart of West Virginia and Alma Bingham of Wadsworth, Ohio; one brother, Denver McCune of Spencer; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and special friend, Lucille Elbert of Massillon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna L. McCune, on Apr. 10, 2002; one brother; and three sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Atkinson-Feucht-Shaidnagle Funeral Home, Massillon, with Rev. W. Jay Dolvin officiating, and burial in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens with military rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 May 2002

GLENNA McCUNE

Glenna L. McCune, 72, of Massillon, Ohio, died Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2002, in Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio.

She was born in Minnora, the daughter of the late Amos and Maude Groves Bailey. She was a member of Massillon Baptist Temple.

Surviving are her husband, Charley McCune; two daughters, Diane Baker Parker and Dolores Crannell, both of Massillon; three sons, Charles L. McCune of Massillon, Timothy P. McCune of Bolivar, and Delbert L. McCune of Belgium; two sisters, Sue Fontaine of Spencer and Juanita Starcher of Brewster, Ohio; seven brothers, Ray Bailey of Massillon, Charles and John Bailey, both of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Paul and Lee Bailey, both of Orrville, Ohio, Texas Bailey of Parkersburg and Clarence Bailey of Chloe; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Madge Greathouse.

Services were held at Atkinson-Feucht-Shaidnagle Funeral Home, Massillon, with Rev. W. Jay Dolvin officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills Memory Garden.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 May 2008

HELEN McCUNE

Helen R. McCune, 68, Chloe, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Vena Evelyn Jarvis Tanner.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Alton R. McCune; two daughters, Sharon Boggs of Wallback and Mary Cyrus of Chloe; two sons, Ernest McCune of Sterling, Ohio, and Dewayne McCune of Chloe; six brothers, William and Doc Tanner, both of Nebo, Carroll Tanner of Creston, Ohio, Jeff Tanner of Rittman, Ohio, Shirley Tanner of Mt. Zion and Richard Tanner of Ripley; five sisters, Zelma Long of Ivydale, Hope Tanner of Chloe, Donnie Moore of Reedy; Sue Armstead of Ripley and Martha Copley of Rittman, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Dennis McCune, Scottie Michael McCune, Lisa McCune and Mary Beth Cyrus.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Don Dawson officiating. Burial will be in McCune Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 July 2010

HUGH JAMES MCCUNE

Hugh James McCune, 74, of Sugar Camp, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, after a battle with cancer.

He was the son of the late Hugh James McCune and Nora Souder McCune.

He was a 12-year veteran of the Air Force. He was a retired police officer after 20 years of service with Burlington County Bridge Commission, N.J.

Surviving are one son, Mark James Parker of England; two grandsons, Richard Parker and Ross Parker of England; two brothers, William McCune of South Carolina and John McCune of New Jersey; two nephews; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Terri Lea McCune.

Graveside services were held. (Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 October 2008

NORVILLE MCCUNE

Norville McCune, 89, of Orma, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at his home.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late Peter M. and Willa Bourne McCune.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a farmer, leather craftsman, horseman, coon hunter, and gun and knife trader.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Dowe, Vance, Bruce and Ralph McCune, and one sister, Stacy Allen.

Graveside services were held at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

TERRY STEVE McCUNE

Terry Steve McCune, 42, of Orrville, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 5, 2001, in Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born in Meigs County, Ohio, the son of Ralph and Ocie McCune of Middleport, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Dick McCune of Orrville, Ohio, and Kenneth McCune of Orma; and three sisters, Rita Lower of Smithville, Ohio, Vee Johns of Orrville and Sharon Warner of Pomeroy, Ohio.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 September 2008

JOHN MCcUTCHEON

John W. McCutcheon, 65, of Orma, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Charleston, the son of John McCutcheon, Sr., of Lapel, Ind., and the late Virginia Scott McCutcheon.

He was retired from Firestone Industrial Products, Noblesville, Ind., with 31 years of service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #625, Lapel.

Surviving in addition to his father are one son, John McCutcheon of Orma; three daughters, Melody Polisky of Bakerton, Pa., Julie Doyle of Waterloo, Ind., and Regina Judd of Anderson, Ind.; one sister, Janet Rockhold of Lapel; one niece, Jennifer Lloyd of Lapel; 19 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jack Roberts officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2001

BERNARD McDONALD

Bernard McDonald, 96, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at his home.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late Clay and Nancy McDonald. He attended West Virginia University and Salem College. He was elected in1930 to a four-year term as Calhoun County superintendent of schools. He taught in one-room schools throughout Calhoun. He operated a farm since 1925 and was employed by W.Va. Dept. of Weights and Measures and Calhoun County ASC. He retired in 1970 from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

Surviving are one son, Daniel Clay McDonald; two daughters, Cathleen McDonald of Athens, Ohio, and Judy McDonald Jarvis of Mt. Zion; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Orr McDonald, in 2000; one brother, Dewitt McDonald; one sister, Denna McDonald; and one grandson, Kenneth McDonald.

Graveside services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

DANIEL CLAY McDONALD

Daniel Clay McDonald, 81, of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County, Nov. 13, 1926, the son of the late Bernard and Mary McDonald. He graduated from Calhoun High School, joined the Army, and attended West Virginia University. He and his wife raised their children in Fairfax County, Va, where he worked for General Motors, as an instructor and as regional service manager and executive.

He was president of the Little Kanawha Area Development Corporation; founding member of the Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation; member of Calhoun County Building Commission; and board member of the Little Kanawha Parkway Authority; he served as Republican county chairman for many years, and worked for the party at county, state, and national levels.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Gary, and Ronald Orr; one daughter, Laura Kay; two sisters, Cathleen McDonald and Julia Jarvis; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Jane and one son Kenneth Eric.

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 April 2002

LOUISE McDONALD

Louise Douglas Butler McDonald, 96, of Charleston, formerly of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2002.

She was born in Oak Grove, Ky., the daughter of the late John M. and Mary B. Steger Butler. She attended public schools in Kentucky and graduated from North Texas State Normal College, now the University of North Texas, with a degree in education.

She taught at Calhoun County High School for many years, was a member of Knotts memorial United Methodist Church, and was active in civic and community affairs in Calhoun County from 1931-1996. She was a life member of Grantsville Chapter 73, Order of Eastern Star, a former member of the regional board of the state library commission and a member of the former Woman's Civic Club of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy L. Street of Charleston; one son, Robert F. McDonald of New York, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt C. McDonald, and her husband, Logan McDonald, and their sons, James L., in 1964, and John B., in 1973.

Services were held at Knotts Memorial U.M. Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2000

MARY McDONALD

Mary Martilla McDonald, 95, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Brownsville, Pa., the daughter of the late Asa and Addie Orr. She graduated from West Virginia University in 1950 with a degree in fine arts and English, taught school in a one-room school at Mt. Zion and later at Calhoun County High School, and served as a substitute teacher throughout the county.

Surviving are her husband of 75 years, Bernard McDonald; one son, Dan McDonald of Sycamore; two daughters, Cathleen McDonald of Athens, Ohio, and Judy McDonald Jarvis of Mt. Zion; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, four brothers, and one grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 Feb 2004

MARY JANE McDONALD

Mary Jane (Skip) McDonald of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at home.

She was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura Boldin and a native of Northern Virginia. In 1987, she and her husband, Dan, a native of Calhoun County, retired from corporate life, and moved back to Calhoun. She was a member of Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center Ladies Auxiliary, in which she served one term as secretary, and was known as the "Cookie Lady,” a member of Family Resource Network, and had been one of two delegates from Calhoun to Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Health Dept. Committee.

Surviving are her husband, Dan; two sons, Gary and Ron; one daughter, Laura; and six grandchildren, Donna, Amber, Crystal, Michael, Jack and Jesse.

She was preceded in death by one son, Kenny.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 November 2004

DELMA IRENE McENDREE

Delma Irene McEndree, 78, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Fred C. and Flora Stout Stallman. She was a registered EMT and a licensed RN and LPN. She was a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church since 1978.

Surviving are one brother, Delbert Stallman of Norton, Ohio; one daughter, Patricia Tucker of Parkersburg; two sons, William McEndree and H.C. "Bob” McEndree, both of Parkersburg; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. McEndree; one brother, Fred "June” Stallman, Jr.; and one grandson, Philip McEndree.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 11 a.m., at South Parkersburg U.M. Church with Rev. Rick Brown officiating, and entombment in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 April 2003

VELMA McENDREE

Velma Grace Fowler McEndree, 89, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born at Staten, the daughter of the late Frank and Elfie Barr Fowler. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and Fell Kennedy Sunday School class, and was active with the church women's mission group and served the church in various capacities. She was active in Little Kanawha Baptist Association, having served as president of American Baptist Women for many years. She was honored by the American Cancer Society as a cancer survivor.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Louise Metz Pursley of Spencer, Doris Jean Noble of Hickory, N.C., and Linda Diane Braden of Parkersburg; one son, Glenn Dale McEndree of Spencer; nine grandchildren, Vincent Metz and Robin Pursley, both of Spencer, Sharon Grogg of Gilbert, Ariz., David Noble, Jr., of Maiden, N.C., Debbie Teague of Taylorsville, N.C., Tracy Ong of Vienna, Angie Stump and Stephanie Stanley; both of Parkersburg, and Alisha Lawson of Lubeck; four brothers, Dale Fowler of Parkersburg, Glen Fowler of Grantsville, Victor Fowler of LeSage and Foster Fowler of Elyria, Ohio; four sisters, Geraldine Wallace and Imogene Hoskins, both of Grantsville, Madeline Moore of Clarksburg and Oleva Gainer of Elizabeth, Pa.; and 14 great-grand­children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn "Bill" McEndree, and two brothers, Edward Fowler and Durward Fowler.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Douglas Eades and Rev. James Skedel officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 December 2004

JUANITA McFADDEN

Juanita McFadden, 76, of Burning Springs, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at Miletree Nursing Home, Spencer.

She was born in Annamoriah, the daughter of the late Scott Thomas and Ova Mae Grogg Greathouse. She retired from A.B. Chance in 1993 with 25 years of service.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas J. Greathouse of Parkers-burg and Stanley L. Lockhart and Tim Lockhart, both of Canton, Ohio; three daughters, Joyce Dobbs of Glenburnie, Md., Beverly Materna of Canton and Donna Tullos of Waynesburg, Ohio; four brothers, Shirley (Buck) Greathouse of Belleville, Eugene Great-house of Parkersburg, Frank Greathouse of Portage Lakes, Ohio, and Huey Greathouse of Lowell, Ohio; four sisters, Maxine Davis of Mineral Wells, Pauline Messner of Barberton, Ohio, Virginia Swart of Annamoriah and Emma Arthur of Mineral Wells; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Jackie Dale Lockhart and Steven Douglas Lockhart; four brothers, Junior, Gale, Charles and Russell Greathouse; and two sisters, Mildred Villers and infant Dorothy Greathouse.

Services were held at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor Robert Moody officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 May 2004

SHARON FAYE McFARLAND

Sharon Faye McFarland, 57, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born at Madisonville, Ky., the daughter of Richard and Jessie Ruth Sampson Williams. She was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are her husband, Dale Edward McFarland, and one son, James Orin Barrus II.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 February 2011

JEFFREY WAYNE McFEE

Jeffrey Wayne McFee, 48, of Cairo, died after an extended illness. He was the son of the late French (Pete) and Norma McFee. Surviving are two brothers, Bob McFee of Gallagher and David McFee of Parkersburg; two sisters, Mary Brown and Sherry Jones, both of Grantsville; one aunt, Gay Park of Burning Springs; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Rosie Snyder McFee. Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Melvin Boggs officiating. Burial was in Owl Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Jun 2002 (Obituary from Dec. 30, 1948)

EFFIE McGEE

Effie McGee, 89, died Tuesday at Staten at the home of her daughter.

She was born at Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hatfield. She was a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ.

Surviving are her children by her first husband, the late John Miller: Mrs. Joseph Adams of Staten, T.H. Miller of Rolesburg, Arthur Miller of Houseville, Mrs. Jessie Everetts of Newburg, C.J. Miller of Flemington and June Miller of Scenic Falls.

She was also preceded in death by her second husband. Sam McGee.

Services were conducted by Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2001

GLEN McGEE

Glen B. McGee, 72, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna.

He was born at Lumberport, Harrison County, the son of the late Carl F. and Lillian Edgell McGee. He was U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Chrysler Corp., Solon, Ohio, with 18 years of service.

Surviving are one son, Mark McGee of Shaker Heights, Ohio; one daughter, Amy Elizabeth Stanley of Springdale, Ark,; two step-sons, Richard Wise of Maple Heights, Ohio, and David Wise of Fort Myers, Fla.; one step-daughter, Ilene Wise of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers, Fred McGee of Bellaire, Ohio, Marion McGee of Minter on the Lake, Ohio, and David McGee of Lumberport; one sister, Wanda Bates of North Carolina; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Mae Sears Wise McGee.

Graveside rites were held at Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Don Dawson officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Dec 2003

DESSIE McGILL

Dessie V. McGill, 90, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Grant and Phoebe Frederick Modesitt. She was a homemaker and a member of Hardman Chapel Church, Smithville.

Surviving are one daughter, Lorraine Long of Harrisville, and two grandchildren, Lorin and Lori Long.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Waldo McGill; seven brothers, Benny, Shirley, Lennie, Elmer, Howard, James and Dewey Modesitt; and two sisters, Jesse Reed and Bessie Williston.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001

GEORGE WALDO McGILL

George Waldo McGill, 90, of Big Springs, died Monday, Apr. 2, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Benjamin F. and Rilda F. Crites McGill. He worked for the Dept. of Highways and worked in the oil fields for more than 50 years. He was a member of Hardman Chapel Church and was a trustee for Hardman Chapel Cemetery. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Dessie V. Modesitt McGill; one daughter, Lorraine Long of Harrisville; and two grandchildren, Lorin and Lori Long.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earsel McGill and Hobert Lee McGill, and three sisters, Anna Gill, Artie Newbrough and Janie Ferrell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with burial in Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 03 April 2003

ERMA LEE McGUIRE

Erma Lee McGuire, 60, of Cairo, died Thursday, Mar. 27, 2003, in Cairo.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Holly and Bernice Jackson Miller. She was a cook and supervisor at Pine View Continuous Care Facility, Harrisville, for 13 years.

Surviving are six sons, Randy Bunner of Creston, Bill Bunner of Waverly, Terry and Jeff Bunner, both of Parkersburg, Joe McGuire of Cairo and Jeff McGuire of Vincent, Ohio; three daughters, Pamela Cloudy of, Petroleum, Tammy Bunner of Parkersburg and Jennifer Black of Cairo; three brothers, George Smith, Donald Miller and Ronald Miller, all of Calhoun County; one sister, Geneva Groves of Grantsville; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Hoffman.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Bob Roth officiating, Burial was in Hunt Cemetery; near Brooksville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 Feb 2004

CHARLES EUGENE McINTYRE

Charles Eugene McIntyre, 69, of Munday, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004.

He was born at Munday, the son of Mabel Opal Ferrell McIntyre of Big Bend and the late Russell Guy McIntyre. He was a U.S. Army veteran and former employee of Bissett Steel Co., Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one brother, Lonnie McIntyre of Munday; one sister, Janice McIntyre of Big Bend; two nieces, Misty McIntyre and Lonnie Nicole McIntyre, both of Big Bend; and one great-nephew, Emanuel McIntyre.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jim McIntyre officiating. Burial was in Belt Cemetery, Munday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 December 2009

FREDRICK JUNIOR MCINTYRE

Fredrick Junior McIntyre, 71, of Sand Ridge, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Isaac and Ruby A. McIntyre.

He had worked at Preformed Line Products and Dolloff, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, and in the oil fields and at Gatewood Products, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Stephanie Eldred; three grand-children, Rhonda Abbott and Isaac and Alexus Sprouse; two sisters, Shirley Bradley of Vincent, Ohio, and Betty Helfeldt of College Station, Tex.; two brothers, Tom McIntyre of Sand Ridge and Lee McIntyre of Clay; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2010

LEE ROY MCINTYRE

Lee Roy McIntyre, 70, of Newton, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at CAMC General Division, Charleston.

He was the son of the late Isaac and Ruby McIntyre. He was a welder and pipefitter at Occidental, Belle.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie Boggs McIntyre; two sons, Jim McIntyre of Marmet and Tim McIntyre of Uler; two sisters, Shirley Bradley of Ohio and Betty Helfeldt of Texas; one brother, Tom McIntyre of Sand Ridge; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Junior.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 November 2008

VIVIAN MCINTYRE

Vivian McIntyre, 64, of Brohard, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008.

She was the daughter of the late Bernard and Margaret Eagle Mathess.

She was employed for several years at BF Goodrich, Grantsville, and Wirt Inflatable, Elizabeth.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Lawrence "Whistle" McIntyre; one son, Eddie McIntyre of Brohard; two step-daughters, Shirley Lamp and Betty Reisinger, both of Grantsville; seven grandchildren, including Brianna, Hunter and Titus McIntyre of Brohard and Riva Tanner of Grantsville; one great-grandchild; five siblings, Louise Richards of Kentucky, Phyllis Maze and Scottie Mathess, both of Grantville, Glenna Bunch of Creston and Jackie Mathess of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at God's House of Worship, Elizabeth, with Pastor Raymond Gumm officiating, and burial in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


ERNEST REX MCKEE

Crooksville, Ohio- Ernest Rex Mckee, 64 formerly of Big Stone Gap, Va. died Monday [July 21, 1997] at the home of his daughters.

Rex was born in Calhoun Co. West Virginia. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, he was a member of the Malta, Ohio V.F.W. Post No. 4713. He was a former general Motors Corporation employee of Kelsey-Hayes Plant in Romulus, Mich.

He was of the Church of Christ Faith.

He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Lee Mckee; and his parents, Oley & Ilene Adams Drake. Surviving are his wife Gertrude Mckee, Crooksville, Ohio; two daughters Dinah Lynn Mckee, Baltimore, Md. and Lysa Lyn Mckee Trent and husband Norman E. Trent Jr. of Big Stone Gap, Va. a son, Oley Dwayne Mckee of Kingsport, Tenn. one Grandson Ronnie G. Trent of Big Stone Gap, Va. Two brothers Robert (Bob) Mckee of Pulaski, Va. and Calvin Mckee of Crooksville, Ohio; two sisters; Agnes Mckee Samples and Virginia Mckee Sweat, both of McConnelsville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Holdings Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alan Collier & Walter Begley officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at the Skeen's Family Cemetery, Skeen Ridge, Big Stone Gap, Va. with the Col. C.H. Hagy, Chapter No. 45 D.A.V. in charge.

(Lysa Mckee Trent)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 December 2008

EUPHA HICKS MCKEE

Eupha Hicks McKee, 90, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Little White Oak, Chloe, the daughter of the late Carl and Kate Smith Hicks.

She was a graduate of Mountain State Business College. She had worked at Spencer State Hospital, Spencer Truck and Implement Co. as a bookkeeper and Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she had been an active member of WSCS.

Surviving are one son, Roger McKee and wife Wilma of Weston; one daughter, Roanna M. Stump and husband John of Grantsville; six grandchildren, Michael McKee of Weston, Matthew McKee of Buckhannon, Marjorie Mick of Camden, Christina Watson of Jane Lew, J. Neil Stump of Grantsville and Rhonda Krugman of Painted Post, N.Y.; 16 great-grandchildren, Marah, Megan and Katie Roth, Amber, Hannah, Julia and Leah Watson, Ian, Wyatt and Caleb McKee, Ethan, Zachary and Emily Krugman and Eli, Isabella (Ellie) and Levi Stump; one sister, Geneal Drake of Belpre, Ohio; and one niece, Luella Humphrey of Belva.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Rev. Glendon McKee, and one sister, Ermal May of Belva.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearengin and Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 Apr 2004

REV. GLENDON McKEE

Rev. Glendon G. McKee, 89, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Apr. 16, 2004, at his home.

He was born at Millstone, the son of the late George and Nora Ball McKee. He was a former employee of Spencer State Hospital, Spencer, and American Viscose Co., Parkersburg. After being called into the ministry, he enrolled in Glenville State College and accepted the ministry to a charge of 11 churches in the Glenville-Normantown circuit. After graduation from college, he returned to Calhoun County where he pastored churches until his health failed. He preached Christ's message for 55 years. He was a teacher for 30 years in the Calhoun County school system. He began in a one- room school and taught English at Calhoun County High School for 29 years.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Eupha Hicks McKee; one son, Rev. Roger G. McKee and wife Wilma of Weston; one daughter, Roanna M. Stump and husband John of Grantsville; one brother, Gordon McKee and wife Mary of Millstone; two sisters, Lenell Stalnaker and husband Paul and Arleta Sturm and husband Carl, all of Millstone; six grandchildren, Rhonda Krugman and husband Tom of Painted Post, N.Y., J. Neil Stump and wife Gina of Grantsville, and Margie Mick and husband Mike, Christina Watson and husband John, Mike McKee and wife Amy and Matthew McKee and wife Christina, all of Weston; 11 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Arco McKee; one sister, Flo Hall; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Harold Duskey officiating and Rev. Rick Swearingen assisting, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 February 2006

NANCY ANN McKINNEY

Nancy Ann McKinney, 65, of Millstone, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Roy and Bonnie Dodson VanWinkle. She was a licensed real estate broker in West Virginia and was the owner of United Country-Country Homes Realty, Spencer.

Surviving are her husband, Douglass McKinney of Florida; one son, Joseph Hoover of Millstone; two daughters, Donna Scott of Michigan and Debbie Bowen of California; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jerry R. Hoover, Jr.

Graveside services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Maryland. There will be no visitation. Stump Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Dec 2003

BRENDA McKOWN

Brenda McKown, 47, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, in Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Charles and Jessie Ward Arthur. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of the Living God, Spencer.

Surviving are her husband, Pastor Clarence E. McKown; two step-daughters, Rebecca Armentrout of Fairplain and Emily Kerby of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Linda Conley of Spencer; and one brother, Douglas Arthur of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Rev. William Arthur.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Harvey "Buck" Greathouse officiating. Burial was in Sandridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2006

BRICE McKOWN

Brice McKown, 68, of Spencer, died Saturday, Apr. 29, 2006, at home.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Lee and Vada Hall McKown. He was a retired inspector for W.Va. Dept. of Highways and a former employee of Monarch Rubber Co. and former co-owner of Pat's Eldercare, both of Spencer. He had represented Combined Insurance and was a foster parent.

Surviving are his wife, Patsy Squires McKown; one daughter, Tracy McKown Sheets of Spencer; one son, Chad Coon of Spencer; three grandsons; three brothers, Bill McKown of Peniel, Junior McKown of Arnoldsburg and Glenn McKown of Harmony; five sisters, Barbie Miller of North Carolina, Phyllis Spurlock of Harmony, Iva Hoskins of Arnoldsburg and Bonnie Hockman and Sue Romine, both of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gene McKown.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 February 2009

DENZIL REED MCKOWN

Denzil Reed McKown, 76, of North Royalton, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Parma Hospital.

He was the son of the late Norman and Anna McKown.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from General Motors, Parma, Ohio. He was a member of Hillview Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Jacquelyn Sue Chenoweth McKown; two sons, Gregory McKown of North Royalton and Christopher McKown of Bay Village, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one sister, Ruby Laughlin of Arnoldsburg.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Opal Burgess, Hazel Roach and Elsie Mace, and one infant brother, Charles McKown.

Services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, with Rev. Franklin Brown officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick, Ohio. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 June 2007

DONALD EDWARD McKOWN

Donald Edward McKown, 61, of Murraysville, died June 21, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Canton, Ohio, the son of Inez Madge Houchin McKown of Minnora and the late Harley McKown. He was a member of Praise Cathedral, Ravenswood, where he served as maintenance elder. He was employed for 38 years at DuPont-Washington Works, Wood County, as mechanic, machine shop foreman and supervisor. He had been a member of Parkersburg South Jaycees and National Rifle Association.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 42 years, Rebecca Grace Fetty McKown; one daughter, Lisa Dawn McKown Kulick of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one son, Darren Edward McKown of Heath, Ohio; two sisters, Shirley Jett of Doylestown, Ohio, and Karen Ellison of Minnora; two brothers, Bradley McKown of Orma and Wendell McKown of Minnora; two grandchildren; two step-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Praise Cathedral, with Rev. Scott Dale officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 September 2009

ELLEN MARIE MCKOWN

Ellen Marie McKown, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at the home of her niece, Shirley Jett.

She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late Grover and Stella Matheny Houchin. She resided in Doylestown, Ohio, and Arnoldsburg. She retired from B.F. Goodrich and attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Surviving are one brother, Grover Cleveland Houchin, Jr., o Beech; one sister, Opal Jett of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald McKown and John Mathews; two brothers, Forrest and Clyde Houchin; and four sisters, Ruth Simmons, Eula Kearns, Madge McKown and Bernice Laughlin.

Services were held at Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, Doylestown, Ohio, with Pastor William J. Moore officiating. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 August 2004

G. H. McKOWN

G. H. (Harley) McKown, 86, of Beech, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Kenna J. and Addie Norman McKown. He was a Christian and attended Milo Community Church, Minnora, and was a member of the former Minnora IOOF Lodge.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Madge Houchin McKown; three sons, Donald McKown and wife Becky of Murraysville and Bradley McKown and wife Brenda and Wendell McKown and wife Chris, all of Orma; two daughters, Shirley Jett and husband Calvin of Doylestown, Ohio, and Karen Ellison and husband Steve of Orma; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Oris McKown of Florida; and one sister, Mazel Faye Pignard of Texas.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Denver, Thurman, Cleddie and Donald McKown; one sister, Hazel Bowers; and two grandsons.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 April 2009

INES MADGE MCKOWN

Ines Madge McKown, 88, of Beech, died Sunday, Apr. 26, 2009, at her home.

She was born at Beech, the daughter of the late Grover and Stella Matheney Houchin.

She worked at Goodyear Aircraft during World War II and was retired from Kellwood Co., Spencer, with 25 years of service. She was a member of Beech United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Bradley McKown and wife Brenda and Wendell McKown and wife Chris, all of Orma; two daughters, Shirley Jett and husband Calvin of Doylestown, Ohio, Karen Ellison and husband Steve of Orma; two sisters, Opal Jett and Ellen Marie McKown; one brother, Grover Houchin, Jr.; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley McKown; one son, Donald E. McKown; two brothers, Forrest Houchin and Clyde Houchin; and three sisters, Ruth Simmons, Eula Kerns and Bernice Laughlin.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Bailey Cemetery, Beech.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 July 2007

LEE McKOWN, JR.

Lee J. McKown, Jr. 83, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Beech, the son of the late Lee J. and Vada Hall McKown. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a timberman, pipeliner and W.Va. Dept. of Highways worker.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Marie Hall McKown; seven daughters, Frances Greathouse, Donna Butler and husband Clarence, all of Arnoldsburg, Patty Dickey and husband George of Nicut, Joyce Newell and husband Paul of Orma, Sherry Dalo and husband Dave of Canton, Ohio, Judy Schartiger and husband Rodney of Shock and Sandra Butler and husband Paul of Minnora; five sons, James and wife Karen, Eddie and wife Debbie, Johnny, Jerry and wife Barbara and Mike and wife Diana, all of Arnoldsburg; five sisters, Iva Hoskins, Sue Romine, Bonnie Hoffman, Phyllis Spurlock and Barbara Miller; two brothers, Bill and Gene; 25 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Eugene and Danny; two brothers, Oval :Gene" and Brice; two grandsons; and two step-grandchildren.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Road Run Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg, with military graveside rites by local veterans.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 February 2003

MAE NEWELL McKOWN

Mae Newell McKown, 91, of Walker, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Tom and Francis Parsons Newell. She was a former employee of American Viscose Co., Parkersburg, a co-operator of the family store at Orma for several years, and a member of Kanawha Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Gary McKown of West Chester, Pa., and David McKown of Germantown, Md.; two grandchildren, Cathy Perez of Denver, Colo., and James McKown of Boulder, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon "Onnie" McKown, in 1995; eight brothers; and one sister.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jim Yoak officiating. Burial will be in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2006

VERA MYRL McLAUGHLIN

Vera Myrl McLaughlin, 84, of Williamstown, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Marietta, Ohio.

She was born at Washburn, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Newton and Letha Kyer Elliott. She was a stockholder and employee of the former Mid-Atlantic Glass, Ellenboro. She was a former member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Ellenboro, and attended Marietta Bible Center.

Surviving are two sons, Harold Payton and Paul Payton, both of Williamstown; one sister, Beulah Heffner of Big Springs; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Payton, in 1963; her second husband, Harry McLaughlin, in 1971; and three sisters, Bessie Britton, Lucy Slaven and Mary Tingler.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor Myron Guiler officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery, Ellenboro.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2002

OPAL ROBERTS McMILLIN

Opal Roberts McMillin, 93, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, in Martinsburg.

She was born in Gilmer county, the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Burrows Radabaugh. She was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church, Martinsburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Edda Barnes of Martinsburg; one foster daughter, Juanita Malcum of Belpre, Ohio; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two foster grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Simon Roberts; her second husband, Albert McMillin; one daughter, Geniece Roberts; and one grandson, Terance Barnes.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts and Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2000

WILLIAM "BILL" McMILLIN

Ronald William "Bill" McMillin, 67, of Hildebran, N.C., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Troy, the son of the late Albert B. and Ruby Tanner McMillin. He was retired from United Airlines after 38 years of service working at the Operations Control Center as an aircraft router. He was a member of Hildebran Lions Club and First Baptist Church, Hildebran.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Brittain McMillin; one son, Petty Officer Todd William Brittain McMillin, Virginia Beach, Va.; one daughter, Linda B. Frahm of Palatine, Ill.: one sister, Marian L. Radabaugh of Hazlet, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Hildebran, with Rev. Ron Arndt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2000

JANET McNAMARA

Janet McNamara, 54, of Spencer, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Madeline Maffet Carpenter. She was a long distance truck driver transporting hazardous chemicals for Matlack Trucking Co. She was a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Surviving are her husband, Dennis McNamara, and one brother, Jeff Carpenter of Millstone.

Joint services were held for Mrs. McNamara and her mother, Madeline Carpenter, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 Sep 2003

HEARTHA McQUAIN

Heartha Divers McQuain, 93, of Clarksburg, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Dora Mae Bennett Divers. She was a graduate of Victory High School, Clarksburg, and had worked at Hazel Atlas Glass Co. She was a member of United Methodist Temple Church, Clarksburg. For the last three years, she was cared for by Clutter's 24-Hour Care.

Surviving are a niece, Betty Frush of Clarksburg, and several cousins, including Lenora Nicholas of Morgantown, Gary and Jo Ann Nicholas of Jane Lew, and Myra Lowe Martis of Morgantown.

The last surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard McQuain; one infant sister; and one brother, Lane Divers.

Services were held at Davis Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, with Rev. Joy Butcher-Winfree officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, Mt. Clare.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Nov 2003

LINDA LOU McWILLIAMS

Linda Lou McWilliams, 54, of Big Springs, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at her residence.

She was born on Grass Run, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Erma and Violet Gill Richards. She graduated from Calhoun County High School and was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are her husband, Wilbert McWilliams; four sons, Jason W. McWilliams of Mineral Wells, Damon E. McWilliams of Normantown, Daniel R. McWilliams of Davisville and Warren L. McWilliams of Lubeck; four sisters, Frances Bush and Charlene Richards, both of Tanner, Phyllis Hoffman of Charleston and Loretta Grimm of Pullman; two brothers, Charles Richards of Tanner Creek and Kenneth Richards of Grantsville; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Hardman Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 November 2008

ORAS DALLAS MCWILLIAMS

Oras Dallas McWilliams, 84, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.

He was the son of the late Jesse Tuttle and Nancy Sidwell McWilliams.

Surviving are three daughters, Regena Sampson of Knoxville, Tenn., Rose Carter of St. Albans and Darlene Adkins of Barboursville, and his companion, Mary Nichols of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gurvis, Cecil and Hildred McWilliams.

There will be no services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

FRANCES PEARL MEADOWS

Frances Pearl Varner Meadows, 74, of Normantown, died Friday, Apr. 25, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Joseph Waitman and Glada Bethel Bennett Suttles. She was a former employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer, and Kenny Shoe Co., and was a former switchboard operator at Lockney for Bell Atlantic Telephone Co.

Surviving are one son, James Lee Shields of Glenville; four daughters, Wyvonne Church and husband Fred of Orma, Glada Stump and husband Roger of Five Forks, Jerry White and husband Austin of Normantown and Charlotte Miller and husband John of Shock; two sisters, Violet Mellott of Spencer and Elizabeth Meadows of Stonewood; one twin brother, Seymore Earl Suttles of Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great­-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Varner; her second husband, Carl Meadows; and two brothers, Eugene Suttles and Ralph Suttles.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Harry Siers and Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery, Shock.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2004

LAURA MEADOWS

Laura Etta Meadows, 90, of Parkersburg, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Columbus C. and Martha Villers Arthur. She was raised from the age of three by her grandmother, the late Martha Criss Arthur. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Brethren Church.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Vandale Lee Meadows of Parkersburg; one son, Wayne Meadows of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Viola O’Neal Haggard of Moncks Corner, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Scott Hannus officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 October 2005

RETTA JUNE MEADOWS

Retta June Richards Meadows, 74, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Mollie Fredrick Richards and Wilson Monroe Richards.

Surviving are one daughter, Ada Smith of Davisville; one son, John Allen Meadows of Parkersburg; one sister, Violet Richards of Calhoun County; three brothers, Henry Richards of Grantsville, Ershal Richards of Petersburg and Larry. Richards of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William M. Meadows and Denny L. Meadows; one daughter, Nola M. Johnston; three brothers, Ivan, Charles and Orland Richards; and one sister, Edith· H. Richards.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 Apr 2004

RUTH MEADOWS

Ruth E. Lowther Meadows, 79, of Elyria, Ohio, died Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2004, at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria.

She was born in Benson, the daughter of the late Ordie and Oleta Collins Lowther. She moved to Ohio around 1950 and retired as an inspector from Parker-Hannifin Corp., Elyria, in 1987 after more than 20 years of service. Prior to that, she had worked at General Industries, Elyria.

Surviving are two sons, David Meadows of Elyria and Al Meadows, Jr., of Sheffield Village, Ohio; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, JoAnn Jenkins of Stumptown; and three brothers Bobby Lowther of Hartville, Ohio, Odis Lowther of Clewiston, Fla., and Cecil Lowther of North Ridgeville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Meadows, Sr., in 2000; two sons, Mike and Rick Meadows; one brother, Coye Lowther; and one sister, Sylvia Meadows.

Services were held at Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel, Elyria, with Rev. Robert Shroyer, associate pastor of Church of the Open Door, officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 September 2005

VANDALE MEADOWS

Vandale L. Meadows, 91, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Dwight and Etta Meadows. He was a veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart while serving in the Philippines. He retired from O'Ames after 35 years of service. He was a member of Grace Brethren Church.

Surviving are one son, Wayne Meadows of Mineral Wells; one daughter, ONeal Haggard of Moncks Corner, S.C.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Oris Meadows of Mt. Zion; and one sister, Olga Ferrell of Big Bend.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Laura Etta Meadows; two brothers, Alva Meadows and Dwight Meadows, Jr.; and one sister, Opal Swihart.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Scott Hannus officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2006

VIOLET MARIE MEADOWS

Violet Marie Slider Meadows, 74, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, Mar. 6, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Johnnie and Lovie Godfrey Slider Gunn. She was a homemaker and a member of Cremo Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Oris Meadows of Mt. Zion; two step-sons, Roger and Larry Meadows, both of Norton, Ohio; three step-daughters, Patricia Nida, Peggy Hacker and Maysel Miller, all of Creston; 13 step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Alma Withrow of Barboursville; one niece; two great-nieces; one great-great-nephew; and one great-great-niece.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Drew Slider.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Buck Mollohan officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2007

WILLIAM HOY MEADOWS

William Hoy Meadows, 74, of Calhoun County, died Thursday, Mar. 8, 2007, at Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Hoy and Nola Meadows.

Surviving are one daughter, Ada Smith of Davisville; one son, John Meadows of Parkersburg; one sister, Blonda Richards of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and companion, Pauline Richards.

He was preceded in death by two sons, William Monroe Meadows and Denny Lee Meadows; one daughter, Nola Johnston; and one sister, Alice McCormick.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 May 2009

JENNIE LOU MEEK

Jennie Lou Meek, 77, of Albany, Ohio, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Lucile Hines Alkire.

She was a graduate of Belpre High School and attended Ohio University. She was a switchboard telephone operator for G.T.E., St. Joseph's Hospital and Athens Mental Health Center. After retirement, she had volunteered at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.

Surviving are one son, Mike Meek of Albany; one daughter, Mendy Abrahamson of Loveland, Ohio; one foster daughter, Eydie Akers of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren; three great-grand-children; one half-sister, Pat Alkire Gibbs of Parkersburg; and one half-brother, John Alkire of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald D. Meek, in 2007, and one brother, Bill Alkire.

Memorial service will be held Friday, 6:45 p.m., at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with Pastor James Stewart officiating. Visitation is Friday, 5 p.m. to time of service, at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place and the ashes will be buried in Alexander Cemetery, Hebbardsville, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2003

ORA MELLOTT

Ora Mellott, 77, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Roane General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Ora A. and Edith V. Mellott. He served with the U.S. Army and was retired from self-employment as Mellott Construction Co. He was a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church and attended Leatherbark Community Church. He was a Christian.,

Surviving are his wife, Violet Suttle Wilson Mellott; four sons, Danny Mellott and Mike Mellott, both of Woodstock, Ga., and Joseph Mellott and Terry Mellott, both of Cleveland, Ohio; three step-sons, Foster F. Wilson and Randy C. Wilson, Sr., both of Orma, and Gary L. Wilson of Pentress; four step-daughters, Laura B. Thompson and Linda C. Hall, both of Arnoldsburg, Wanda L. Carpenter of Spencer and Loretta Moore of Covington, Va.; three brothers, Kenneth Mellott of Brunswick, Ohio, and Robert Mellott and Franklin Mellott, both of Cleveland; 10 grandchildren; and 12 step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Judith Mellott Hooper, and one son, Robert Mellott.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Austin Whit officiating. Burial was in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 June 2004

RAY MELRATH, JR.

Ray W. Melrath, Jr., 48, of Mud Fork, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at home.

He was born in Lancaster, Pa., the son of Ray Melrath, Sr., of Maryland and the late Shirley Melrath. He was a carpenter.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Debra Melrath; four sons, Tyler Melrath of Chloe, William Melrath of Spencer, and Chad Howell and Brandon Chadwick, both of Pennsylvania; one step-son, Allen Ray Nelson, Jr., of Chloe; three daughters, Kristen Melrath of Grantsville, Kimberly Melrath of Spencer and Tasha Melrath of Maryland; one step-daughter, Misty Nelson of Chloe; and two brothers, Richie Melrath and Dale Melrath, both of Maryland.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Krystal Melrath.

Graveside rites were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Mike Schoonover officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2007

NINA MENDENHALL

Nina L. Mendenhall, 94, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2007, at Pleasant View Health Care Center.

She was born in Millstone, the daughter of the late Homer and Maude McCulty Lynch. She was a Calhoun County High School graduate and retired from J. L. Hudson, Detroit, Mich.

Surviving are one sister, Helen Blanchfield of Barberton; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; three brothers, Donald "Don" Lynch, Robert "Bob" Lynch and Darwin "Bus" Lynch; two sisters, Vera Beaver and Leah Sturm; and a special nephew, Mark Blanchfield.

Graveside service will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Sand Ridge Cemetery, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. There will be no visitation. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 March 2008

CLEO THELMA METHENEY

Cleo Thelma Metheney, 87, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2008, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Nicholas County, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Francis Gibson Keffer.

Surviving are five sons, Don Metheney, George Metheney, Darrell Metheney and wife Patty, Creston Metheney and wife Linda and James Lee Metheney and wife Corine; three daughters, Wanedith Greathouse, Phyllis Anderson and husband Wendell and Carol Arnold and husband Danny; two sisters, Merial Parsons and Maggie Clutch; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Metheney; one daughter, Garnet Sue Bishop; two infant sons, Billy Gene and Sylvie Alphie; one grandson; three great-grandsons; and one great-great-granddaughter.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001

DORA METHENEY

Dora F. Metheney, 86, of Grove City, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at United Community Hospital, Grove City.

She was born at Ivydale, the daughter of the late William E. and Rosie Eagle Butler.

Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Foust, Sandra Hinds and Sherry Adams Cannane, all of Grove City; four sons, Donald Metheney of Meadville, Pa., William Metheney and D. Jay Metheney, both of Grove City, and Richard Metheney of Plain Grove, Pa.; three sisters, Emeline Shaw of Clintonville, Pa., Maxine Anderson of Charleston and Betty Roberts of Beckley; one brother, Rev. Nathan Butler of Ivydale; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hance Albert Metheney n 1998, and one son, Larry Curtis Metheney.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Moore Fork Cemetery, Ivydale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 May 2010

Lisa Pauline Metheney, 45, of Vicco, Ky., died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at A.R.P. Hospital, Hazard, Ky.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Christian Douglas.

Surviving are her husband, Dwain Metheney; one daughter, Erin Metheney of Brinkley, Ky.; two sons, Dwain Metheney, Jr., and Darryl Metheney, both of Hindman, Ky.; two brothers, Richard and Scottie Douglas, both of Cleveland, Ohio; and two grand-children.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2006

TROY METHENEY

Troy C. Metheney, 71, of Amburgy, Ky., formerly of Chloe, died Monday, July 3, 2006, at Hazard Area Medical Center, Hazard, Ky.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William and Sarah Jarvis Metheney. He was a press operator.

Surviving are his wife, Madeline Metheney; one son, Dwain Metheney of Kentucky; one daughter, Susan Cogar of Kentucky; one sister, Halcie Shaffer of Chloe; two brothers, Donnie Metheney of Seville, Ohio, and Dewey Metheney of Creston, Ohio; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 Oct 2003

CLYDE METZ

Clyde Metz, 81, of Thornton, formerly of Sand Ridge, died Saturday, Oct. 18, in Grafton City Hospital, Grafton.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Wesley and Pricey Metz. He was a former employee of Larson Consolidated Corp., Grafton.

Surviving are two sons, Eugene Metz of Thornton and Russell Metz of Illinois; two daughters, Carolyn Rush of Stumptown and Barbara Beach of Grantsville; two sisters, Mable Campbell and Betty Sidwell, both of Parkersburg; one half-brother, Raymond Metz of Big Bend; one half-sister, Bessie Basnett of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Metz, in 1974; one son; and one daughter.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Lawson Whipkey officiating, and burial in Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkeresburg News, Friday, 28 August 1970, pg 7

DUD A. METZ

Funeral services for Dud A. Metz, 9, of Barberton, O., former resident of Calhoun County who died Wednesday in the Barberton Citizens Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cherry Fork United Methodist ( EUB ) Church at White Pine, Calhoun County.

The Rev. Carroll McCauley will officiate with burial to be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near the church.

A native of Marion County most of his life had been spent in the Grantsville area. A timberman and farmer by occupation, he was a member of the Cherry Fork Church. He was a son of the late Peter and Margaret Ann Campbell Metz.

Survivors include six sons Lennie, Chester, and Ronzel Metz, all of Grantsville, Wiliam Metz of Mansfield, O. Victor Metz of Glenville, and Bernard Metz of Akron, O.; two daughters, Mrs Poe Walker of Barberton, O., Mrs Alfred Curry of Cleveland, O.; one step-daughter, Mrs George Simmers of Grantsville; 43 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs Mary Jane Cunningham Metz, and his second wife, Mrs Zona Lee Miller Metz.

Friends may call at the Stump Funeral Home at Grantsville.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 July 2002

GEORGIE "Toots" METZ

A memorial service will be held for Georgia "Toots" Metz on Saturday, July 27, [2002], at 1 p.m., at her home in Stumptown.

She died Saturday, May 4, 2002, in Reedy, at age 74.

Surviving are one daughter, Deborah S. Parsons of Shallotte, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

All are welcome to attend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 May 2002

GEORGIA VIOLET METZ

Georgia Violet Metz, 74, of Stumptown, died Saturday, May 4, 2002.

She was the daughter of the late George and Sissie Nottingham Davis. She retired from TRW, Cleveland, Ohio, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Deborah S. Parsons of Shallotte, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Orlen "Chris" Boatright and Glen Dale Boatright; two sisters, Vonnie M. Runnion and Hazel Davis; and four brothers, Clarence, Lawrence, Homer and Richard Davis.

The body was cremated. A private family burial will follow at a later date at Davis Family Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 October 2001 (Obituary from Jan. 15, 1959)

HOWARD METZ

Howard Hill Metz, 77, of Cedar Grove, died Friday [January 9, 1959] at his home.

He was a native of Calhoun County and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Nannie Metz; four sons, Dwight of Charleston, Bill of Belva, Ralph of Chloe and Daniel Metz of Cedar Grove; three daughters, Zelma Rose of Gauley Bridge, Agnes Lamb of Clendenin and Ellena Hicks of Cedar Grove; one brother, Rev. Heber Metz of Rand; two sisters, Bell Rise of Washington, D.C., and Blanche Neylan of Charleston; 35 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Douglas Community Church with Rev. Holly Rider officiating. Burial was in Metz Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 February 2006

LENNIE BANE METZ

Lennie Bane Metz, 89, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was the son of the late Dudley Andrew and Arizona Lee Miller Metz. He was a World War II veteran.

Surviving are six children, Leonard Metz of Five Forks, Robert Metz and wife Linda of Rockport, Sharon Wilson and husband Carl, Karen Reed and husband Alvin, Lennie B. Metz, Jr., and wife Nancy, all of Parkersburg, and Deloris Whited and husband Jack of Pleasant Hill; 12 grandchildren, Kenny, Britni and Ian Whited, Michelle, Michael, Jacon and Nickey Metz, Ellen Windon, Carl Wilson, and Scott, Carol and Pam Myers; and eight great-grandchildren, Dalton Metz, Nathaniel and William Windon, Brady and Linsay Myers, Dalton Elliot, and Nick and Kylee Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Geraldine Eddy Metz; one son, Lewis Lee Metz; three sisters; and four brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2008

MABEL MAE METZ

Mabel Mae "Nanny" Metz, 85, of Otto Route, Spencer, died Monday, Mar. 10, 2008, at her home.

She was born in Randolph County, the daughter of the late George Randolph and Opha Blanche Mahaney Louk.

She was a Baptist.

Surviving are four daughters, Emogene Bowers and Mary Butler, both of Spencer, Elsie Hamrick of Massillon, Ohio, and Bertha Dyer of Jeffersonville, Ky.; one son, Olen Metz of Shreve, Ohio; special friend, Bonnie Spellman of Creston, Ohio; one sister, Ola Coager of Rock Cave; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Owen Vear Metz; one daughter, Grace Metz; six brothers, Dan, Roy, Burr, Bedford, William and Elsworth; four sisters, Virgi Night, Glady Boiggs, Virginia Goad and Tippy Bender; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one half-brother, Albert Louk; and one half-sister, Alice Louk.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland and Rev. Darin Cale officiating. Burial will be in Wilson-Lester Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 November 2008

MARTIN METZ JR.

Martin Metz, Jr., 76, of Orma, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born at Nicut, the son of the late Martin and Maude Boone Metz.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, former Calhoun County commissioner, and retired self-employed timber operator and right-of-way contractor. He was a member of Walnut Memorial Church.

Surviving are two sons, Roger Metz of Minnora and Gregory Metz of Indian Land, S.C.; two grandchildren, Derek Martin Metz and Alyssa Metz of Minnora; one sister, Inez Carr of Mt. Zion; one brother, Frank Metz of Chloe; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Crystal Greathouse and Eucle Knotts.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Clell, Thurl and Bruce Metz and an infant, Carmel, and five sisters, Anna Miller Longfellow, Gertrude Perkins, Pauline Farrar, Emma Siers and Irene Wayne.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 November 2004

MICHAEL METZ

Michael L. Metz, 31, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Charles E. and Barbara E. Bennett Metz of Elizabeth. He was a 1993 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Nancy A. West Metz; one stepdaughter, Kattie Marie Alton; one sister, Angie Farnsworth of Parkersburg; one brother, Charles E. Metz, Jr., of Grantsville; seven nieces; and five nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert P. May officiating, and burial in Morris Family Cemetery, Ritchie County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2007

MILDRED MARY METZ

Mildred Mary Metz, 90, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, in Lady Lake, Florida.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Robert and Mabel Dawson Garretson.

She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and was retired from J.C. Penney Co.

Surviving are one daughter, Karen L. Cobb of The Villages, Florida; two sisters, Virginia Cooper of Norman, Okla., and Edith Stoner of Parkersburg; one brother, Denver Garretson of Annamoriah; three granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Services were held at George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Fla., with Dr. R. Wayne Stacy officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 November 2001

RAY ELMORE METZ

Ray Elmore Metz, 90, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, in Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley.

He was born at Leatherbark, the son of the late William and Minnie Price Metz. He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are one son, Harold E. Metz of Barberton, Ohio, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opha B. Pursley Metz in 1998; four sons, Don, Gene, John and Allen Metz; and several brothers and sisters.

Graveside services were held at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Leatherbark.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News, Monday 06 October 1980, pg 12

RONZEL A. METZ

Ronzel A. Metz, 47, of Grantsville, died Sunday at the Veteran's Hospital in Clarksburg following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Dudley and Vona ( sic Zona ) Miller Metz. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and was employed by the Consolidated Gas Supply Corp., Grantsville.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs Patricia Welch Metz; three daughters, Mrs Kathy Cotten and Linda Buckhammer, both of Clarksburg, and Miss Debra Metz, at home; four sons, Andy of Clarksburg, Robert, Ricky and Allen, all at home; two sisters, Mrs Mildred Walker of Grantsville and Mrs Hildred Curry of Cleveland, Ohio,; four brothers, Chester of Parkersburg, Lennie of Five Forks, Victor of Glenville, Bernard of Akron, Ohio; one half-brother, Bill Metz of Mansfield, Ohio.

Funeral wil be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. st the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. today.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 October 2009

RUSSELL METZ

Russell D. Metz, 55, of Lawrenceville, Ill., formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Lawrence Community Health Care Center, Bridgeport, Ill. He was born in Barberton, Ohio, the son of the late Clyde and Virginia Metz. He was an oil field driller.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Rita Metz; four sons, Randy Metz of Coolville Ohio, Russ Metz of St. Francisville Ill., and Jeff Metz and C.R. Metz, both of Lawrenceville; one daughter, Missy of West Liberty, Ill.; one brother, Eugene Metz of Thornton; two sisters, Barb Hicks and Carolyn Metz, both of Spencer; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard, and one sister, Connie Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Dec 2003

WILLIAM LEWIS METZ

William Lewis Metz, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Elihue Metz and Clara Burroughs. He was retired from Keene Corp. (PennMetal).

Surviving are four daughters, Sherry Hammond, Barbara Marty and Mary Spencer, all of Vienna, and Tonya Boyce of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sarah Burroughs and Arminda Maxwell, both of Vienna.

He was preceded in death by his wife and eight brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Robert May officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkerburg News - Friday, 07 August 1959, pg 32

ZONA MILLER METZ

Mrs Zona L. Miller Metz, 78, of Route 16, Grantsville, died Wednesday evening in St. Joseph's Hospital following an extended illness. She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Miles and Rebecca Greathouse Miller.

She was a member of the Cherry Fork EUB Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dudley Metz; three daughters, Mrs Hildred Currey of Cleveland, Mrs Opal Simmers and Mrs Mildred Walker, both of Grantsville; five sons, Ronzel Metz and Chester Metz, both of Grantsville, Lennie Metz of Five Forks, Calhoun County, Bernard Metz of Barberton, O., and Veon Metz of Glenvelle; one sister, Mrs Ruth McKendree of Parkersburg; two brothers, Guy Miller of Joker, Calhoun County, and Everett Miller of Annamorriah, Calhoun County.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Cherry Fork EUB Church with the Rev. Robert Harvey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Grantsville.

Friends may call at the family residence after 4 p.m. today until the time of services.

The Stump Funeral Home of Grantsville is in charge of arrangements

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 January 2006

ARLIE RICHARD MIDCAP

Arlie Richard "Red" Midcap, 65; of Spencer, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at his home.

He was the son of the late Phil and Zanna Lane Midcap. He was a welder and long time truck driver. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Cooley Midcap; three sons, Arlie Midcap and wife Bobbi of Spencer, Kazit Midcap and wife Elizabeth of Evans and Dallas Midcap and wife Gladys of Rich­wood; three step-sons, Rodney Carbough and wife Debbie of Grantsville, Randy Carbough and wife Alberta of Salisbury, N.C., and Rick Carbough and wife Cindy of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Lois Snodgrass and Claris Riggs, both of Spencer; five granddaughters; five step-grandsons; two step-granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews; and two very special friends, Buck and Robin Holstein of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth McClanahan and Carole Carafelli, and three brothers, Rev. Darrell Midcap, Stanley Midcap, and an infant, Steve Allen Midcap.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Taylor­Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with burial in Island Run Family Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

MARY JO MIHELICH

Mary Jo Merzwieler Mihelich, 64, of Glenville, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late Richard Paul and Agnes P. Blake Merzwieler.

She worked as an LPN at hospitals in the Akron area, Roane General Hospital and Sunbridge Health Care. She attended Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Glenville, and was former owner of Heavenly Stitches, Glenville.

Surviving are her companion of 23 years, Gary Rose of Glenville; three daughters, Robin Ritter and Mary Agnes Hosey, both of Glenville, and Vickie Cain of Mt. Zion; one son, Frank J. Mihelich of Akron; one step-son, Brad Rose of Newark, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; one brother, Richard M. Merzwieler of Akron; one sister, Paula Drope of Suffield, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Tammy Merzwieler.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with Father Edwin Daschbach as celebrant. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery, Camden.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2008

LOUIS EDWARD MILAM

Louis Edward Milam, 64, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008.

He was born at Bloomingrose, Boone County, the son of the late George Marshall and Myrtle Harrison Milam.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a founding member of Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville, where he served on the church board.

Surviving are his wife, Betty; one son, Michael of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Lucille Ferguson of Elyria, Ohio, and Barbara Kay Milam of Bloomingrose; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Henry Milam.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Victory Baptist Church, with Rev. Mike Worf, Rev. Alfred Hickman and Rev. Charles McDonald officiating, and burial in Broomstick Cemetery, Five Forks, with military graveside rites. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 April 2009

MYRTLE BERNADINE MILBURN

Myrtle Bernadine Milburn, 90, of Vienna, died Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born at Waverly, the daughter of the late Wade B. and Zena E. Wilkinson Lowther.

She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Vienna, and sang in the choir. She was a member of Pleasant View Towers Association and had worked as a caregiver to the elderly and in childcare.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Milburn of Leesburg, Fla., and Robert Milburn of Waverly; five daughters, Sharon Watkins and Barbara Lucas, both of Parkersburg, Donna Wilson of Big Bend, Betty Leonard of Reedsville, Ohio, and Karen Cunningham of Elizabeth; one step-son, Virgil Milburn of Martinsburg; one step-daughter, Teresa Fisher of Freeport, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold V. Milburn; one daughter, Carol Milburn; one stepson, Howard Milburn; two brothers, Denzil and Lloyd Lowther; and two sisters, Wilma Yoho and Opal Shahan.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near Waverly.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2010

JANET BENNETT GROSE MILES

Janet Bennett Grose Miles, 76, of Vienna, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Nicholas County, the daughter of the late Clyde and Wilma Strickland Bennett.

She had worked for the telephone company for 30 years and was an active member of Wayside United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Roy R. Miles; two sons, Ward Grose of Gaines, Mich., and Richard Grose of Wauwatosa, Wis.; one daughter, Kathy Durfy of Reistertown, Md.; three step-daughters, Julie Woods of Grantsville, Cheryl Miles of Indianapolis, Ind., and Sarah Miles of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Grose, and one brother, Jack Bennett.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Sandy Runnion officiating. Graveside service was held at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2000

JUDIE MILES

Judie Diane Miles, 53, of Mineral Wells, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of Bernice McVey Corbitt of Mineral Wells and the late Homer W. Corbitt. She was employed with PSA, working at DuPont. She was a member of WVARNG Family Council and Parkersburg National Guard Women's Auxiliary. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church for 42 years, and was a teacher for the Pioneer Club.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Roy R. Miles; three daughters, Julie Wood and husband David of Grantsville, Cheryl Ann Miles of Indianapolis, Ind., and Sarah Lynn Miles of Mineral Wells; one sister, Marlene Ruble of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Mt. Pleasant U.M. Church, with Rev. Helen R. Oates officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 October 2001

BONNIE MILLER

Bonnie E. Miller, 78, of Windham, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at University Hospital, Cleveland.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Emery and Blanche Goodrich Bailey. She was a former employee of Hiram College and was a member of Windham Church of Christ.

Surviving are six daughters, Rhonda Cisney and Nadine Dunn, both of Warren, Ohio, Eileen Kerns of Elyria, Ohio, Garnett Brock of Garrettsville, Ohio, Carrie Miller of Ripley and Susan O'Connor of Windham; three brothers, Arden Bailey of Elizabeth, Arnett Bailey of Warren and Arlan Bailey of Crowder, Okla.; four sisters, Pauline Nutter and Shelby Valentine, both of Elizabeth, Bessie Newell of Orma and Glennis Crites of Windham; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orbert Miller; one brother, Curtis Bailey; and one sister, Mildred Hannah.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

CARL MILLER

Carl D. Miller, 59, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at the Arbors of Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Emery and Virginia Miller.

Surviving are four brothers, Arliss Miller of Grantsville, Bernard Miller of Big Springs, Carroll Miller of Marshallville, Ohio, and Leo Miller of Orrville, Ohio.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating, and burial in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 January 2009

CLEO ESTHER MILLER

Cleo Esther Miller, 84, of Rosedale, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at her home.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late French and Annie McCumbers.

Surviving are four sons, William Miller of Corning, Calif., James G. Miller of Wooster, Ohio, Jerry D. Miller of Pinson, Ala., and Herbert L. Miller of Rosedale; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donnie McCumbers of Rosedale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Miller; one son, Robert R. Miller; one daughter, Lucille A. Miller; and seven brothers and sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Trevor Morris officiating, and burial in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 September 2008

CORLEY MILLER

Corley Miller, 85, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Shock, the son of the late Grover C. and Oe Minney Miller.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during World War II. He graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College in 1947 and worked as a mechanic in Glenville and for the State Road Commission in Calhoun County. He served on the board of directors of Western District Guidance Clinic and retired from Pennzoil Co. after serving as superintendent of the Southern Division of Eureka Pipeline Co. After retirement, he preached at Church of Christ, Millstone, for several years. He was a member of Church of Christ and worshipped with the congregation at Spencer.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Justine Starcher Miller; three daughters, Sharon Burns and Kathy Phares, both of Fayetteville, and Allison Miller of Spencer; one son, Dr. Timothy Miller of Kingwood; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Gale Miller of Stumptown; one sister, Luanne Conrad of Elyria, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Orbert, Obert, George David, Hurley Bon, Colby Ossle, Ray and Arlyn Bly Miller; and four sisters, Minnie Elmira Norman, Carrie Mamie Frame, Jessie Brady and May Miller.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Carl Conrad and Blaine Cook officiating. Burial was in Barr Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2002 (Obituary from Sept. 22, 1951)

DOLLIE MAY MILLER

Dollie May Hughes Miller, 43, of Hur, died Saturday at a Parkersburg Hospital.

She was the daughter of Charley and Ocie Gainer Hughes and was a member of Bryner Chapel Methodist Church, Joker.

Surviving are her husband, Lexie Miller; two sons, Donald and Arnold, both at home; four daughters, Barbara Riggs, Mary Miller, Wanda Miller and Janet Miller, all at home; four brothers, Leo and Orville Hughes of Creston, Mansel of Akron, Ohio, and Denzie of Parkersburg; and three sisters, Dorothy Reynolds, Faustine Bell and Ellen Starcher, all of Parkersburg.

Services were held at Bryner Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2007

DONAL MILLER

Col. (Ret.) Donal R. Miller, 79, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Saturday, Apr. 7, 2007.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Rev. Harry and Zelia Miller. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1949 and served as Roane County agent until entering the military in 1951. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of field artillery and served as a forward observer in the Korean War. He was wounded by enemy mortar fire on Heartbreak Ridge in October 1952 and awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for Valor. He continued to serve in the U.S. Army and retired as a colonel. He was a member of American Legion, VFW, Order of the Purple Heart, and Korean Veterans Association. He was a founding member and head usher at Berean Baptist Church, Lilburn, Ga.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia D. Miller; two sons, Michael and Marvin; one daughter, Marsha Martin; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Berean Baptist Church. Burial was in Georgia National Cemetery, near Canton, Ga.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 July 2010

DONALD MILLER

Donald L. Miller, 78, of Mineral Wells, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lexie and Dollie Hughes Miller.

He was a 1951 graduate of Calhoun County High School and served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. He retired from Union Insulators/ American Viscose.

Surviving are one daughter, Deborah McPherson of Waverly; one granddaughter, Stephanie of Davisville; two great-grand-children; one brother, Arnold John Miller of Mt Zion; three sisters, Wanda L. Miller of Mt Zion, Mary L. Riggs of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Janet L. Thomas of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Riggs. Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating.

Military graveside services were held at Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 0ctober 2002

EZRA MILLER

Ezra Miller, 91, of Egypt Ridge, Roane County, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Chloe, the son of the late Homer and Ruie Hall Miller. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are one sister, Delphia Davisson of Big Otter, and two brothers, Oscar Miller of Big Otter and Otis Miller of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Deweese Miller.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation was scheduled from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2002

EARL MILLER

Earl V. Miller, 94, of Shock, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was the son of the late Lewis Leroy and Effie Rider Miller. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Shock Church of Christ and Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM.

Surviving are six sons, Ancel E. Miller of Garrettsville, Ohio, Hugh J. Miller, Davy L. Miller and John C. Miller, all of Shock, Rex V. Miller of Orrville, Ohio, and Stephen J. Miller of Stumptown; one daughter, Rachel M. Wolfe of Palestine; two half-brothers, Vernon D. Miller of Billings, Montana, and David M. Miller of Normantown; one sister, Gertrude Wilson of Malta, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pina L. Bishop Miller; three brothers, Ray, Robert and Harley Miller; one half-brother, Bernard; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Shock Church of Christ with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial was in Earl V. Miller, Cemetery, Shock.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2007

GOLDIE MILLER

Goldie M. "Betty" Miller, 70, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Mar. 19, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Callie Marie Chapman Duncan. She worked at SW Resources, Parkersburg, for almost 20 years.

Surviving are three sons, Denzil Miller and Tommy Miller, both of Parkersburg, and Paul Miller of St. Albans; one daughter, Brenda Dobbins of Brohard; one sister, Cora Jean Lucas of Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Annette Morris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alpha Ray Miller.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 03 August 2000
(reprint from 1981)

GRACE PEGGY MILLER

Grace Peggy O'Brien Miller, 60, of Spencer, died in 1981 in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Cremo, the daughter of the late Hanson and Sarah Starcher. She was a housewife and a member of Spencer United Methodist Memorial Church.

Surviving are her husband, Willard Miller; one son, Donald O'Brien, Jr., of Spencer; five step-sons, Willard Miller, Jr., Robert, Donald, Gene and Jerry Miller, all of Stow, Ohio; two step-daughters, Pauline Sisler and Linda Mack, both of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; one sister, Bertha Starcher of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Isaac Starcher of New Cumberland, Ohio, and Harley Starcher of Toledo, Ohio; one grandson; and several step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald O'Brien; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Vandale Funeral Home with Rev. Edgar Suite officiating. Burial was in Hur Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Dec 2003

GAYLORD MILLER

Gaylord Miller, 91, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Carey and Sarah Miller. He was retired from Union Carbide.

Surviving are one daughter, Faye Andreassen of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Maycel Rhodes of Barberton, Ohio, and Emogene Rhodes of Statesville, N.C.; two brothers, Okey Miller of Newton and Albert Miller of Orrville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Orpha Conley Miller, in 1988; one son, Larry Miller; two daughters, Corrine Brightwell and Ruth McCoy; three sisters, Locie, Mabel and Prudie; and two brothers, Raymond and Clay.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Brian Harrell officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 September 2008

GLENNA MARIE MILLER

Glenna Marie Norman Miller, 71, of Normantown, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born at Shock, the daughter of the late Escue (Eck) and Edna Lambert Norman of Stumptown.

She retired from U.S. Postal Service in 1999 after 24 years of service. She had been active in American Red Cross, Normantown High School Alumni Association and Minnie Hamilton Health System board of directors, and served as a volunteer EMT in Gilmer County and as a Girl Scout leader. She was a member of Shock Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Rondel C. Miller; three daughters, Shirley J. Dawson of Greenwood, S.C., Deborah S. Harris of Wooster, Ohio; and Karen M. Queen of Lockney; one son, Randy R. Miller of Normantown; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lela Keim of Meyersdale, Pa., Kate Miller of Windham, Ohio, and Patty Miller of Stumptown; three brothers, Brooks Norman of Aurora, Ohio, Jerry Norman of Norton, Ohio, and Dale Norman of Stumptown; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Megan Blanche Queen, and twin grandsons, Dean and Keith Dawson.

Services were held at Steer Creek Church of Christ, Stumptown, with Gene Miller and Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News"

Goldie "Betty” Miller

Goldie M. "Betty” Miller, 70, of Parkersburg died March 19, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Callie Marie (Chapman) Duncan. Mrs. Miller worked at SW Resources for almost 20 years.

Surviving are three sons, Denzil Miller of Parkersburg, Paul Miller of St. Albans, W.Va., and Tommy Miller of Parkersburg; daughter, Brenda Dobbins of Brohard, W.Va.; sister, Cora Jean Lucas of Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Annette Morris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alpha Ray Miller.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Charlene Spaur officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 December 2002

GUY MILLER

Guy D. Miller, 86, of Massillon, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, in Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio.

He was born at Minnora, the son of the late John Tilden and Cora Belle Adams Miller. He was a 1935 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He retired in 1985 as an oil and gas field driller in West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio. He was a member of Canton Baptist Temple, where he served as an usher for 17 years.

Surviving are one son, Robert L. Siers of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet S. Miller, Dec. 12, 1996; three brothers, Harry C., Gordon J. and Lemuel S. Miller; and two sisters, Mary Duffield and Virginia Miller.

Services were conducted in John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Mark Siers officiating. Burial was in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 December 2009

HAROLD JUNIOR MILLER

Harold Junior Miller, 80, of Marion, Ohio died Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at Heartland of Marion.

He was born August 30, 1929 at Joker, West Virginia to Guy and Martha Adams Miller.. Harold loved to be outside and was a hard worker. When he wasnât working he enjoyed spending time tending to his garden and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife Cletis Johnston Miller of Marion whom he married August 12, 1950 in Marion; a son, Steven Miller of Marion; five daughters, Vickey (Jim) Mulvaine of Morral, Debbie (Danny) Ewing of Marion, Karen (David) Shiveley of Nevada, Pam Cooper of Marion, and Tammy Miller of Marion; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Carl Miller of Davisville, West Virginia; two sisters, Beulah Crawford of Chloe, West Virginia, and Delma Hall of Canton, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Carrie Starcher, and Velma Board.

The family will greet loved ones and friends Thursday, December 17, 2009 from 4-8 p.m. at Boyd-Born Funeral Home, 122 West Columbia Street, Marion, Ohio.

A funeral service will be held Friday, December 18 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home led by Pastor Riley Powell. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Marion.

Contributions in memory of Harold may be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 November 2000

HAZEL MILLER

Hazel Miller, 73, of Shock, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Saul and Viola White McCune. She was a member of Shock Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, Michael Miller of Normantown; six sisters, Edna Conley and Daisy Shiflet, both of Stumptown, Fay Richards of Spencer, Opal Summers of Barberton, Ohio, Ocie McCune of Rutland, Ohio, and Pearl Cottrill of Point Marion, Pa.; three brothers, Burl McCune of Ravenswood, Cecil McCune of Oliver, Ohio, and Darrell McCune of Massillon, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Summers, May Davisson and Marie Minney; and one brother, Donald McCune.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 November 2008

JACK LEE MILLER

Jack Lee Miller, 67, of Spencer, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Milford S. and Pauline Miller.

He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Elsie Wyatt Miller; one daughter, Melody McCroskey of Spencer; two sons, Jerry Miller of Mason County and Leonard Miller of Spencer; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six sisters, Pauline Lawson, Madeline Fouty and Sue McKown, all of Spencer, Phyllis Milhoan of Reedy, Melinda Jones of Cross Lanes and Debra Marks of Millstone; one half-sister, Ruth Starcher of Calhoun County; and six brothers, Phil, Bob, Bill, Larry and Tom Miller, all of Spencer, and Curtis Miller of Reedy.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Milford Miller, Jr., and four sisters, Shirley Ann Starcher, Mildred Ash, and infants Jennifer and Janice Miller.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Greathouse officiating. Burial was in Craig Hill Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2000

JANICE MILLER

Janice W. Miller, 86, of Shock, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late Francis Marion and Melissa Everson Wilmoth. She was a member of Shock Church of Christ and served 24 years as postmaster of Shock Post Office before retirement.

Surviving are one son, Robert L. Miller of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Jedy Kerns of Shock; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a twin sister, Bernice Shaffer of Mt. Zion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Miller; three brothers, Bernard Wilmoth, Bentn Wilmoth and F. M. Pete Wilmoth; and three sisters, Delia Gunn, Erles Starcher and Hazel Riddle.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Shock Church of Christ, with Vernon Kerns and Gene Miller officiating, and burial in Miller Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2007

JOHN MILLER

John Miller, 83, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2007, at Eagle Point, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arthur and Minnie Kerby Miller. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II and had worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a life member of VFW Post 5959, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Hilda Lee Miller; three daughters, Kathy Miller, Virginia Miller and Edith Mzik, all of Ohio; one son, James Miller of Ohio; three step-children, Alma Fulton of Fairlea, Catherine Field of Nashville, Tenn., and Mary Margaret Fulkner of Crows, Va.; one sister, Edith Poe of Belpre, Ohio, seven grand-children; and four step-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend, with military rites by American Legion Post, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2007

JUNE MILLER

June Miller, 75, of Newton, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at her home.

She was born at Oka, the daughter of the late Ernest and Martha West Brannon. She was a retired beautician and a member of Newton Baptist Church since Nov. 5, 1961.

Surviving are her husband, Okey Miller, whom she married Feb. 19, 1947; two daughters, Carrolyn O'Neal of Oak Harbor, Ohio, and Sandra Tallman of Newton; one son, Jarrell Miller of Newton; two sisters, Orpha Cottrell of Spencer and Ernestine Keaton of Orma; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Brannon, and two sisters, Mary Ann Rouse and Letha Simons.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Ronald W. Fisher officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 April 2009

JUSTINE STARCHER MILLER

Delma Justine Starcher Miller, 80, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2009, at home.

She was born in Millstone, the daughter of the late Allen Brown and Icie May Duvall Starcher.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1945. She had worked at Paden City Pottery, Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and G.C. Murphy, Spencer, and retired from Spencer State Hospital in 1989. She was a member of Church of Christ and worshipped in Spencer.

Surviving are one sister, Nina Boatright of Atlanta, Ga.; three daughters, Sharon Burns and Kathy Phares of Fayetteville and Allison Miller of Spencer; one son, Dr. Timothy Miller of Kingwood; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Corley Miller; eight brothers, Melvin, Delbert, Aldine, Victor, Ray, Vere, Richard and Denver; and three sisters, Opal Nitz, Beulah Burden and Pauline Starcher.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Gene H. Miller officiating. Burial was in Barr Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 03 August 2000
(reprint from 1976)

LENNIE MILLER

Lennie Miller, 62, of Mt. Zion, died 1976 at Calhoun General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Hanson and Sarah Starcher. She was a member of Cremo Church.

Surviving are her husband, Cecil Miller; five sons, Willard, Robert and Donald Miller, all of Stow, Ohio, Jerry Miller of Akron, Ohio, and Gene Miller of Mt. Zion; two daughters, Linda Mack and Pauline Sisler, both of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; three brothers, Albert Starcher of Mt. Zion, Isaac Starcher of New Comerstown, Ohio, and Harley Starcher of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Bertie Sovil and Bertha Starcher, both of Mt. Zion, and Grace Peggy O'Brien of Spencer; 16 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2002 (Obituary from May, 1998)

LEXIE MILLER

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

He was born in Calhoun County, the 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-grandchildren.

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.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2006

OPAL COON MILLER

Opal Coon Miller, 91, of Barberton, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Barberton Citizens Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Calvin and Rosabelle Carpenter. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Macel K. Waggoner of New Franklin, Ohio; two sons, Ezra Eugene Coon, Jr., of Spencer and Cleo Charley Coon of Norton, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ezra Coon; her second husband, Earl Miller; two daughters, Hazel Virginia Waggoner and Bethel Lamp; and one brother, Commodore Carpenter.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery,

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2005

SANDRA MILLER

Sandra Rowles Miller, 67, of Stow, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004.

She was born in Clearfield, Pa., the daughter of the late Biddle and Kathryn Rowles. She worked in the grocery business, helped her husband with their own business, and retired from Ohio Savings.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Miller, formerly of Calhoun County; four children, Vicki of Quaker City, Ohio, Bill of Akron, Ohio, Terry of Oklahoma and Lesli of Florida; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one nephew, Mark Rowles.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Bradley, and one special aunt, Thelma Keller.

Services were held at Redmon Funeral Home, Stow, with Pastor Brian Prong officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 November 2000

VIRGINIA RUTH MILLER

Virginia Ruth Miller, 89, of Stumptown, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Howard and Viola Hall Wolfe. She was a retired elementary school teacher in Gilmer County with 27 years of service and was a member of Shock Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Gail Miller; two sons, Gene Miller of Windham, Ohio, and Marvin Miller of Spencer; two daughters, Carolyn Norman of Aurora, Ohio, and Yvonne Morrison of Stumptown; one sister, Floradel Stump of Elyria, Ohio; one brother, Paul Wolfe of Stumptown; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, George, Clayton and Brooks Wolfe; and one sister, Janice Miller.

Services were held at Shock Church of Christ with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery, Shock.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

Reprint from 1990

MAE MILLER

Mae Miller, 101, of Spencer, formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday at Roane General Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born in Hur, the daughter of the late Dee and Missouri Starcher Smith. She was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Gerry Ball of Grantsville and Betty Gainer of Belpre; one son, Gilbert Miller of Alliance, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett P. Miller; one daughter; three sisters; two brothers; and three grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2002

OPAL MILLER

Opal J. Miller, 96, of Joker, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Roberts Hughes. She was a member of Bryner Chapel Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Delma Dawson and husband Glen of Parkersburg and Velma Dillard and husband Warren of Fairfax, Va.; two grandchildren, Stanley Dillard and Sherry Eugenio; four great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Bradley Dillard and Joey and Chris Eugenio; one niece, Leslie Hughes; five step-children, Wanda Miller, Donald Miller, Mary Riggs, Janet Thomas and Arnold Miller; 20 step-grandchildren; 34 step-great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Otto J. Deems, in 1941, and her second husband, Lexie Miller, in 1998.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 May 2009

OSCAR MILLER

Oscar Miller, 94, of Minnora, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale.

He was born at Chloe, the son of the late Homer and Ruie Hall Miller.

Surviving are one brother, Ottice Miller of Minnora, and a special great-niece, Jennifer Nettles and husband Jason of Nicut.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Delphia Davisson, and two brothers, Ezra and Greenville Miller.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 May 2006

RONZEL RICHARD MILLER

Ronzel Richard Miller, 53, died Friday, Apr. 28, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Wood County, the son of Carl W. and Pauline Digman Miller of Davisville. He owned and operated Personal Touch Cleaning Service for two years and was retired from O'Ames Co. with 33 years of service.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 33 years, Pamela Sue Varner Miller; one son, Richard P. Miller of Parkers-burg; one brother, Gene Miller of McConnellsville, Ohio; one sister, Carlene Dodd of Davisville; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Miller.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Robert Watkins officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Walker.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 February 2005

STELLA MAY MILLER

Stella May Miller, 81, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Marietta, Ohio, the daughter of the late Fred and Orena Zollar Metts. She retired from Calhoun General Hospital’s dietary department and was a former foster grandmother.

Surviving are six daughters, Sue Ray of Creston, Tina Jones of Nobe, Stella McCoy of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mary Yoak of Waterford, Ohio, Darlene Lott of Williamstown and Genevieve Miller of Marshallville, Ohio; one son, John Miller of Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2007

WILLIAM THURMAN MILLER

William Thurman (Lefty Bill) Miller, 86, of Spencer, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Thurman and Sarah Kerby Miller. He served in the U.S. Army from July 1942 until honorably discharged in December 1945 with several service awards, medals and bronze stars. He retired from Denbigh-Garrett, Inc.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Frances L. Morehead Miller; two daughters, Linda Miller of Spencer and Joyce Rhodes of Millwood; one brother, Robert Miller of Franklin, Tenn.; five grandsons; one granddaughter; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Cassady and Kathleen Martin; one brother, Edward Miller; two half-brothers, Lester and Oren Parks; two half-sisters, Ora Eismon and Madaline Parks; and one grandson, Brian K. Batten.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 February 2006

ARVILLA FLORA MILLICAN

Arvilla Flora Ford Holbert Millican, 85, of Big Springs, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006.

She was born in Doddridge County, the daughter of the late Terrance and Margaret Tate Ford. She was a homemaker and member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are her husband of 23 years, Verlin Millican; five daughters, Linda Shaffer and husband Buck of Elyria, Ohio, Naomi White of Lagrange, Ohio, and Margaret Kirby and husband Buck, Carol Dye and husband Gary and Sharon Yeager and husband Jim, all of Big Springs; three step-children, Don Millican and wife Holly of Norton, Ohio, Connie Stover and husband Harry of Penisula, Ohio, and Eddie Millican of Big Springs; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was a foster mother to Betty Robinson of Big Springs and Ruby Hopkins (now deceased).

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dail Holbert, June 12, 1970; three sisters, Nellie, Roanna and Dorothy; four brothers, Alfred, Ransel, Brooks and Audrey; one great-grandson, Alex McKenzie Dawson; and one step-granddaughter, Amy Millican.

Services were held at Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Dallas Smith and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 May 2009

AUDIE MINNEY

Audie Minney, 73, of Dalton, Ohio, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Shady Lawn Health Care Community, Dalton.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late Ira and Myrtle Hess Minney.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former employee of Spartan Enterprises, Barberton, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Richard Lee Minney of Orrville, Ohio; one sister, Darlie Schoolcraft of Dalton; two brothers, C.A. Minney of Spencer and George Siers of Conneautville, Pa.; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linney Marie McCune Minney; one daughter, Debra K. Minney Dailey; four half-brothers; and four half-sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma. Burial will be in Ebenezer Church Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2000

HOWARD RANDALL MINNEY, SR.

Howard Randall Minney Sr., 54, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late leslie V. and Rennie L. Adams Minney. He was employed by Flying W Trucking Co., Glenville, and was also know as "Hillbilly Cooker." He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #2307.

Surviving are three sons, Robert Dale of Leetonia, Ohio, Howard Randall, Jr., of Parkersburg and Charles Ray of Woodstock, Ga.; their mother, Rosalee; one brother, Rev. Walter Minney of Parkersburg; one sister, Gilda San Roman; and five grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Mark Minney officiating, and burial in Elihu Stump Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 November 2000

RESSIE MINNEY

Ressie Minney, 84, of Otto Rt., Spencer, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Lockney, the son of the late Ira and Myrtle Meadows Minney. He was a former employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer, a timberman, and a member of Rosedale Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Helmick Minney; five daughters, Shirley Jean Stewart of Stewartsville, Ohio, Billy Jo Minney and Judy Smith, both of Spencer, Emma Barnhouse of Rosedale and Ena Sue Dunfee of Jacobsburg, Ohio; three sons, Junior, John and James Minney, all of Spencer; two sisters, Cressie Hunt of Florida and Rena Lambert of Ohio; one brother, Rennis Minney of Charleston; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Mark Minney officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2006

JESSIE FRANCES MINNICH

Jessie Frances Bush Minnich, 80, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006.

She was the daughter of the late Francis Albert "Gov" and Oleta Ester Floyd Bush. She graduated from Weston High School and attended business college in Clarksburg. She worked at Weston State Hospital and W.Va. Employment office.

She and her husband opened Minnich Florist, Glenville, in 1950, and later opened a store in Grantsville. She had been active in Gilmer County Fire Dept. Auxiliary, Glenville PTO, Glenville Women's Club and Gilmer Business Organization.

Surviving are four daughters, Edna Walton of Bridgeport, Linda of Charleston, Ann of Tucson, Ariz., and Marilyn Dennison of Glenville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friends, Betty White, Kelvin Sprouse and Betty Smith; and caregivers, Bobbi Templeton and Billie Jo Ferguson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Aubrey Minnich, whom she married Aug. 30, 1947; one infant daughter; four brothers, Napoleon, Floyd, Albert and Frank; and two sisters, Bonnie and Monnie.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville. Burial was in Stalnaker Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 November 2002

JENNY MIRACLE

Jennie Miracle, 95, a resident of Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in the nursing facility.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Thomas and Rachel Elliott Summers. She retired in 1969 with 25 years of service with Corning Glass co. as an inspector. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was in Star of Hope Circle and Goodwill Sunday School Class.

Surviving are one son, A. Claude Miracle of Vienna; three daughters, Annalea (Nan) Miracle, Jean Martin and Sue Palmer, all of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nolan R. Miracle in 1970; four brothers, Lewis Church, Jack Church, Frank Summers and Fred Summers; and three sisters, Nellie Norman, Pearl Osborne and Churl Hickman.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Dr. Harold W. Custer officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 December 2006

MILDRED MIRACLE

Mildred Miracle, 87, of Williamstown, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John A. and Birdie Bayless Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Gary Miracle of Vincent, Ohio, and Cecil Miracle and Roger Miracle, both of Williamstown; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grand-children; three sisters, Gladys Digman, Louise Linkous and Daisy Adkins, all of East Liverpool, Ohio; and one brother, Burl "Pete" Johnson of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, W.H. Miracle, on Jan. 30, 2005; one son, Dan; one grandson; one great-grandson; and four brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, with Rev. Ed Lowe officiating. Burial will be in Burnt Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 June 2006

RICHARD MOELLENDICK

Richard L. "Dick" Moellendick, 76, of Vienna, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at his residence.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Odas L. and Edna L. Jarrett Moellendick. He was an Air Force veteran, worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. for over 30 years and retired from Superior Toyota, Parkersburg. He was a Catholic and was named All American Boy while attending Neale Junior High School.

Surviving are two sons, Richard L. Moellendick, Jr., and wife Jo of Mt. Zion and Todd N. Moellendick of Vienna; three daughters, Kim Monroe and husband Chris and Karla Haislop and husband Ed, all of Parkersburg, and Kristy B. Nohe of North Hills; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley J. Moellendick, and one infant son, Gregory Moellendick.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2000

SHIRLEY MOELLENDICK

Shirley J. Moellendick, 62, of Vienna, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late A.S. and Mary Teresa Welch Harless. She was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God Church, Vienna.

Surviving are her husband, Richard L. Moellendick; five children and spouses, Richard L. and Jo Moellendick, Jr., of Grantsville, Kim and Chris Monroe of Parkersburg, Kristy B. and Jeffrey Nohe of Parkersburg, Karla J. and Ed Haislop of Vienna and Todd N. and Benda Moellendick of Parkersburg; one brother, William Harless of Davenport, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Shyrel Moellendick; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one infant son, William Gregory Moeliendick.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Clyde J. Brammer officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2002

ELIZABETH MOLES

Elizabeth Moles, 66, of Rosedale, Braxton Co., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at her home.

She was born in Kanawha County, the daughter of the late Cecil and Naomi Stewark Kirk. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters, Carol Campbell and Rebecca Hanshaw, both of Rosedale, Jean Stump of Chloe and Sherry Stewart of Elkview; four sons, Gilbert Eugene Moles and Billy Joe Moles, both of Rosedale; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior E. Moles, in 1995.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gerald Ray officiating. Burial was in Sheets Cemetery, near Elkview.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2000

ADAM ANDREW MOLLETT

Adam Andrew Mollett, 17, of Ogden, Utah, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at McKay-Dee Hospital, Ogden.

He was born in Phoenix, Ariz., the son of Edward Euebanks Morrison and Sheila Mollett.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Sheila Mollett and Billy Snow, Jr., of Ogden; grandparents, Jane and Sandy Quan of Chandler, Ariz., and Roger and Claudia Mollett of Phoenix; great-grandfather, Harvey Mollett of Chandler; two brothers, Nicholas and Timothy Snow, both of Ogden; one sister, Cassandra Snow of Ogden and several cousins, aunts and uncles, including an aunt, Sandra Yeager of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Emma Mollett; great uncle, Herbert Mollett; and cousin, Tessa Mollett.

Services were held at Myers Mortuary Chapel, Ogden, with Bishop Wes Taylor officiating. His ashes were buried in Chandler.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 May 2001

ANNA JEAN MOLLOHAN

Anna Jean Tanner Mollohan, 68, of Nebo, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

She was the daughter of the late Ella Copen Rogers. She was a homemaker and a member of Nebo Baptist Church, Nebo.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda L. Nichols and Terry Groves, both of Nebo, and Norma J. Vanburen of Frametown; three brothers, Melton Ater of Nebo and Ray Rogers and Troy Rogers, both of Newton; three sisters, Gertrude Cottrell and Janet Rogers, both of Rittman, Ohio, and Geneva Anderson of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 August 2002

BUDDY MOLLOHAN

Buddy L. Mollohan, 61, of Floe, Clay County, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at his home.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Sears Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. There was no visitation. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, was in charge of arrangements.

No other information received.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

ROY MOLLOHAN

Roy O. Mollohan, 89, of Floe, Clay County, died Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Lee and Dora Sears Mollohan. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three sons, Billy Mollohan of Groves Creek and Buddy Mollohan and Bobby Mollohan, both of Floe; one sister, Gae Rogers of Nebo; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Mollohan, and one daughter, Betty Johnson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2001

RUSSELL MOLLOHAN

Russell Mollohan, 92, of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy, Ohio.

He was born in Nebo, the son of the late William and Myrtle Postalwaite Mollohan. He was a retired laborer.

Surviving are one son, Ross Mollohan of Doylestown; four daughters, Helen Millhone of Tuppers Plains, Glenna Sanders of Reedsville, Wanda Wolf of Chester and Carol Vance of Baltimore, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon Mollohan of California and Jennings Mollohan of Coolville, Ohio; and two sisters, Violet Jones of Coolville and Vallie Wheeler of Ravina.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice, and one sister, Hattie Alltop.

Services were held in White Funeral Home, Coolville, with Robert Sanders and Harold Vance officiating. Burial was in Tuppers Plains Christian Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 August 2008

ALMA WALLBROWN MOLNER

Alma R. Wallbrown Molner, 88, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in Eureka, Calif.

She was the daughter of the late Everett and Ruby Whytsell Wallbrown and the granddaughter of Michael and Mary Matilda Wallbrown of Milo.

Surviving are one son, Richard B. Root of Myrtle Point, Oregon; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Joann Wallbrown of Barberton, Ohio; and a special cousin, Earliss Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Byron P. Root, and her second husband, Arden W. Molner.

Her ashes were interred at Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

ROBERT MONEYPENNY

Robert C. "Bob" Moneypenny, 74, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born October 29, 1933 at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Henry Clay and Emma Hoskins Moneypenny. He was a retired pipeliner and truck driver for S.T. Pipeline, Clendenin. He was a Christian.

Surviving are four sons, Curtis of Tennessee, James of Grantsville and Joseph and David, both of North Carolina; one sister, Carol Heflin of Akron, Ohio; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

At his request, his body was cremated. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


Beaver County Times/Allegheny Times - 04/23/2003

Moore, Betty Jean (Duncan)

MOON TOWNSHIP Pa. - Betty Jean (Duncan) Moore, 63, of Moon Township, passed away Monday, April 21, 2003, at her home surrounded by love, comfort and prayers.

A wonderful wife, Mom, Grandma, sister and friend, she will be greatly missed by her husband to whom she was married to for 43 years, Hal E. Moore of Moon Township. She was the loving mother of Catherine O'Brien of Arlington, Texas, and Steven H. Moore of Moon Township; beloved sister of Anne Knoblauch of New Orleans, La.; Liz Duncan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Kay Geach of Douglasville, Ga., and George Duncan of Garland, Texas, and proud grandmother of Erin N. O'Brien of Arlington, Texas. The family would like to thank the doctors and Oncology Department of the Sewickley Valley Hospital.

Betty was born Aug. 27, 1939, in Calhoun County, W.Va., to the late Woodie and Callie (Sampson) Duncan. She was a homemaker in her own home.

Memorial contributions made to the Sewickley Valley Hospital - Medical Oncology Hematology Group, UPCI/Breast Cancer Research Fund, 701 Broad St., Sewickley, Pa. 15143, will be appreciated. (Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2004

ETHEL MOORE

Ethel Moore, 96, of Normantown, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at SunBridge of Glenville.

She was born in Wetzel County, the daughter of the late John W. and O’Ella Boggs Bonner. She was a registered nurse and former member of the staff at Gordon Memorial Hospital, Spencer. She was a homemaker and a member of Crooked Run Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Ella Jane Smith of Normantown; one son, George R. Moore of Paris, Ky; two sisters, Mary Mearn of Elkins and Stella Moses of Buffalo, N.Y.; one brother, Robert Bonner of Little Washington, Pa.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Moore, and one brother, John W. Bonner.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Duane Wolfe officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 June 2005

FRANCES MOORE

Frances M. Moore, 68, of Chloe, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Presley M. Morris and Mary Alice Richardson Morris. She was a homemaker and member of Nebo Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Roscoe Moore; two daughters, Dr. Demetra Moore of St. Louis, Mo., and Melissa Sparks of Creston, Ohio; three granddaughters; one sister, Barbara Mace of Chloe; and two brothers, Tony Morris and Johnny Morris, both of Chloe.

There will be no visitation or service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 November 2001

GERALDINE MOORE

Geraldine Hersman Moore, 81, of Frametown, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at home.

She was the daughter of the late Garnett and Fanny Hersman. She was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a 4-H leader and also taught Sunday School at Mt. Zion Church.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, (Roger) Monroe Moore; one son, Lawrence W. Moore of Frametown; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Frances Mowery of Parkersburg and Louvern Bragg of Clarksburg.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Rosedale Baptist Church, with Elder Larry Fisher and Elder George Rose officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

CONNIE MOORE-KIPP

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

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

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

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

HARLEY MOORE

Harley H. Moore, 95, of Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg, died Saturday, Mar. 24, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Sam S. and Arthelia Cooper Moore. He retired as a plumber from Nelson Plumbing after 44 years of service. He was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Thelma E. Paugh Moore; one daughter, Shirley Valentine of Parkersburg; two grandsons; two great-grandsons; and two half-brothers, Carl Moore of Parkersburg and Samuel Moore of Belleville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Curran.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Norman Butler officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 November 2008

JEFFREY HARLEY MOORE

Jeffrey Harley Moore, 33, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, in Howard Regional Hospital, Kokomo, Ind.

He was born in Marion, Ind., the son of Wayne and Doris Hope Sampson Moore of Sweetser, Ind.

His mother is a 1968 graduate of Calhoun County High School and the daughter of the late Harley and Levina Wears Sampson of Orma. He was a self-employed carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Marines.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Brian Moore of Safety Harbor, Fla.; grandmother, Rosemary Moore of Marion; special little girl, Lydia Althouse; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services were held at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service North Chapel, Marion. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Sweetser.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 03 August 2000

MAYVIS MOORE

Mayvis Moore, 77, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Elyria, Ohio, died Friday, July 28, 2000, in Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Floyd and Carrie Ritchie Duskey.

Surviving are one son, Craig D. Moore of Lakeland; one sister, Uldine Short of Spencer; two grandchildren, Sarah and Andy Moore of Lakeland; and one great-grandchild, Brianna Moore of Lakeland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doy L. Moore, and two brothers, Ernest and Earl Duskey.

Graveside rites will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Normantown Cemetery, Normantown, with Rev. Kevin Short officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2006

PEARLY THELMA MOORE

Pearly Thelma Moore, 83, of Nebo, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Lee and Carrie Miller Moore. She was a former employee of American Can Co..

Surviving are five half-brothers, Moses Moore of West Salem, Ohio, Jerry Moore of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Kenny Moore, Mike Moore and Roger Moore, all of Rittman, Ohio; and :our half-sisters, Hazel Ruth Reich of Wadsworth, Ohio, Donna Jean Bylsma of Bath, Ohio, Geneva Rousch of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Maxine Dye of Ava, Mo.

Graveside services were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 February 2010

PATRICIA LYNN MOOREHEAD

Patricia Lynn Moorehead, 54, of Holbrook, Pa., formerly of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, in The Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa.

She was born in Wadsworth, Ohio, the daughter of Betty Virginia Metz Sidwell of Parkersburg and the late Charles Joseph Sidwell.

She had been residing in Greene County, Pa., with her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Harry and Marlene Sekelik, since August, 2009. She was employed as a CNA by The Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg, for several years and was last employed as a cook at Koffee Kup Restaurant, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her former husband and friend, Kevin P. Moorehead of Greene County, Pa.; one step-daughter, Jennifer Moorehead of Durham, N.C.; two step-grandchildren; one brother, Ronnie Sidwell of Spencer; two sisters, Ruth Norman and Sandy Scott, both of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Smith. There was no public visitation at the request of the deceased.

Friends and family attended a memorial service at the Lions Club Building, Grantsville, with Pastor Kevin Church officiating. Arrangements were by Rush Funeral Home, Inc., Rogersville, Pa.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2001

BETTY JO MOREHEAD

Betty Jo Morehead, 74, of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001.

She was the daughter of the late James and Lydia Whytsell Hoskins of Spring Run, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are two daughters, Loretta Keaton and Connie Campbell; one son, Jerry Hall; one sister, Gwendolyn Haught; one brother, Vere Hoskins; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Deat Morehead; and four sisters, Tressie Corey, Elaine Moneypenny, Harriet Hoskins and Ernestine Mace.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2007

JAMES AMOYT MORFORD II

James Amoyt Morford II, 56, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Mar. 29, 2007.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late James Earl Morford and Mary Kay Price Morford. He was a 1968 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a graduate of West Virginia University. He was a community service manager for West Virginia Dept. of Human Resources in Calhoun, Gilmer and Wirt counties. He was a member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church and Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept. He had coached Little League and Junior League baseball, 4-H soccer and PeeWee basketball, and served as an assistant PeeWee football coach.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Morford; two sons, Lucas Aaron Amoyt Morford and James Scott Morford; one sister, Kathryn Ellen Gainer of Knoxville, Tenn.; nieces, Kimberly McCarty of Knoxville, Jesica Shuff of Glenville and Monica Haley of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif.; and great-nephews and niece, Cole, Gunnar and Ty Haley and Kylie and Trey Shuff.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 September 2008

DOLLY MORGAN

Dolly Morgan, 87, of Mt. Dora, Fla., formerly of Altizer, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at Waterman Village.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late T.S. (John) and Ruby Fox Morgan.

Surviving are two sisters, Joy Stevens of Grantsville and Audena Newhart of Williamstown, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Arthur, Bob, Owen and Quinton Morgan, and four sisters, Lenora Davis, Imogene Campbell and Betty and Pauline Morgan.

Graveside services were held at Morgan Cemetery, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" -12 March 1998

QUINTON P. MORGAN

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 Williamstown; 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.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 October 2002

BENJAMIN 'Ben' MORNINGSTAR

Jacob Benjamin "Ben" Morningstar, 25, of Beckley, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, as a result of an auto accident in Beckley.

He was the son of Michael Morningstar of Cox's Mill and Maria Hess of Maryland. He was a graduate of Gilmer County High School and attended Glenville State College. He was employed by Garfield's Restaurant.

Surviving in addition to his parents are step-mother, Donna Morningstar of Cox's Mill; girl friend, Aryn; one sister, Gypsy Morningstar of Parkersburg; two brothers, Michael Aaron Morningstar of Maryland and Jesse Morningstar of Nebraska; paternal grandparents, Fred and Jean Morningstar of Parkersburg; maternal grandfather, Ignazio Cucchiara of Florida; three nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Thursday, 4 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Teresa Wayman officiating. Visitation is Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 116 E. Second St., Frederick, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartwood in the Hills, Rt. 1, Box 61, Big Bend, WV 26136, or W.Va. Environmental Council, 1324 Virginia St., East Charleston, WV 25301.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 April 2009

WILLIAM MORRELL

William H. Morrell, 77, of Russett, died Sunday, Apr. 5, 2009.

He was born at Wick, the son of the late Herbert C. and Bessie Mae Brooks Morrell.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was awarded the National Defense Medal. He attended U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga., and was an advanced jumpmaster with the 11th Airborne Division. He was a retired supervisor with Consolidated Natural Gas Corp. with 30 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Boatright Morrell; two sons, Herbert W. Morrell of Grantsville and William C. Morrell of Douglasville, Ga.; two sisters, Louise McCullough of Pennsylvania and Audrey Tomilison of Valley Head; two brothers, Charles Morrell of Wheeling and Glen Morrell of Cocoa, Fla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one infant son; two sisters; and one great-grandchild.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Clayton Stump Cemetery, near Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 October 2009

ARTHUR MORRIS

Arthur "Lee" Morris, 66, of Chloe, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at his home. He was the son of the late Raymond Wesley and Phyllis Marie Morris of Niles, Mich.

He was retired from Clark Equipment Corp., Buchanan, Mich., and attended Egypt Chapel Church, Spencer.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur Lee Morris, Jr., and Tony Wayne Morris, both of Niles; one daughter, Julia Elizabeth Elmore of Charleston; two brothers, Ray Morris of New Port, Fla., and George Morris of Texas; three sisters, Marge Sherwood, Lena Young and Norma Arnold, all of Niles; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Morris, and for sisters, Marie Weaver, Mary Graham, June Standiford and JoAnn Ericson.

The body was cremated. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m., at Egypt Chapel Cemetery, Spencer. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 August 2002

CARL RALPH MORRIS

Carl Ralph Morris, 83, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

A lifelong resident of Calhoun County, he was born in Grantsville on Nov. 18, 1918, the son of the late L.J. and Edith Marshall Morris. He served two separate terms in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He served one term as sheriff of Calhoun County. He was a graduate of WVU with a bachelor's degree in geology and a minor in math. He was going into his 55th year as an entrepreneur, focusing mainly on oil and gas drilling and production, real estate, and publishing.

He was still active every day as publisher of The Calhoun Chronicle and president of Calhoun Properties. He was an active member of Calhoun County Historical Society, first Baptist Church of Grantsville, the "Geritol Gang", the WVU Emeritus Club, and West Virginia Press Association. He served on the boards of the Mollohan Foundation and the Glenville State College Foundation. He was a founding member of the Independent Oil and Gas Association and was on the Examiner's Board for the West Virginia Oil and Gas Inspectors since 1964.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Helen Rampp Morris; seven children, Carleen Dixon of Washington, D.C., Barbara Full and husband Jim of Parkersburg, Joe Morris and wife Sandy of Seneca, Pa., Bob Morris and wife Jenny of South Charleston, Bill Morris and wife Kendi of Gallipolis, Ohio, Jim Morris and wife Lynn Gilbert of Grantsville and Sarah Rhodes and husband Todd of Hickory, N.C.; and 14 grandchildren, Matthew Dixon, Stan and Geoff Whitaker, Lucas, Drue and Aren Morris, Stevan, Katie and Susanna Morris, Will and Rachel Morris, and Michelle, Emily and Rebecca Rhodes.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtha McCartney Morris, in 1951; one brother, Donald W. Morris; and one sister, Bernice Morris Stump.

Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Jim Skedell and Rev. Dr. Phil Smith officiating. A reception will immediately follow at First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church (P.O. Box 237, Grantsville, WV 26147), Calhoun County Historical Society (P.O. Box 242, Grantsville, WV 26147), or Glenville State College Foundation (200 High St., Glenville, WV 26351).

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 April 2000
reprint from July 1966

EDITH J. MORRIS

Edith Jane Morris, 75, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jily 28, 1966, at Calhoun General Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Robert and Hannah Huffman Marshall. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Senior Woman's Club, and Needle Art Club, all of Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Bernice Stamp of Clarksburg; two sons, Donald W. and Carl R. Morris, both of Grantsville; one brother, Carl A. Marshall of Grantsville; two sisters, Gladys McCartney of Morgantown and Mrs. Mont Smith of Grantsville; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. J. Morris, in 1951.

Services were held at First Baptist Church with Rev. Fell Kennedy and Rev. Clyde Bush officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 April 2000
reprint from April 1951

L. J. MORRIS

L. J. Morris, 61, died Saturday Morning, Apr. 26, 1951, in St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg. He had been in ill health for some time, but his sudden death was a shock to all who knew him. Jay, as he was known to all his friends, and there are few if any in the world who had more, retired from Cabot in June, 1948, after 27 years of service.

He was born at Grantsville, Feb. 16, 1890. His father died when he was four years old and being the oldest boy of the family, he started early in life to become the head of the household as far as earning a living was concerned. As far as "book learnin" was concerned he finished only the eighth grade, for were no high schools in the county then, but for knowledge of people and love for them, he was unsurpassed.

At 15, he became a cook on a "sternwheeler" on the Little Kanawha River. Cook, to deck hand, to Captain was his role and at 20 he was licensed pilot on "all rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico and to the Red River to the north."

When he was 23 he married Edith Jane Marshall and left the river for work as a rouster with Hope Natural Gas Co. On June 1, 1921, he came with Cabot as District Superintendent of Calhoun and Gilmer counties. He went to Division Superintendent, Assistant General Superintendent, and Eastern Production Manager before retiring.

He served as State Senator from his district from 1938 to 1942.

He leaves his wife, two sons, a daughter, grandchildren, and a world of friends.

With all the jobs and positions he held, he was never "a boss." He was a friend to every employee who worked with him and took all their troubles to heart. In the community where he lived everyone knew, respected and loved him. He will be missed by all who knew him, but the world has been made a much better place in which to live where his voice and smile have touched as he passed through.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2006

LOCIE IDENA MORRIS

Locie Idena Batten Morris, 85, of Chloe, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at her home.

She was born at Walton, the daughter of the late Samuel and Julia Abigail Romine Batten.

Surviving are two sons, Clarence Batten of South Charleston and Okey "Buck" Morris and wife Kay of Chloe; one daughter, Mary Gail Cross and husband Floyd of Chloe; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Wendy Cadle Taylor of Nebo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Okey Morris, Sr.; two brothers, Alfred and Faud Batten; and one sister, Zena Batten Pence.

Services will be held Friday, 11:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial will be in Morris Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 29 July 2004

MARY MORRIS

Mary Alice Morris, 92, of Chloe, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at home.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Jack and Barbara Hatfield Richardson. She lived most of her adult life near Chloe. She was a former employee of Stinson store and post office. She was a homemaker and a farmer.

Surviving are four children, Frances Moore, Toney Morris, Barbara Mace and John Morris, all of Chloe; one brother, Tom Richardson of Dille; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one daughter-in-law, Locia Morris of Chloe.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner and Rev. Donald Dawson officiating, and burial in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 03 August 2000

MARY GRACE MORRIS

Mary Grace Morris, 88, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Arcadia Nursing Center, Coolville, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jacob and Chessie Stevens Hayhurst. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Pauline Morris of Guysville, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Morris of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Ryan, Malissa, Kathryn and Kelly Morris two great-grandchildren, Halee and Myah Grace Morris; and numerous friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Morris, and one son Robert Morris.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Arcadie Nursing Center, East Main St., Coolville, Ohio, in care of Mary Grace Morris Memorial Fund.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2000
(reprint from 1894)

PETER MORRIS

Once more our community is called on to mourn the loss of a good man, a son, a husband, a father and citizen.

Peter Morris, who was so extensively known all over this and Ritchie counties for many years past, departed this live March 2, 1894, after an illness of about fifteen months, with the dreaded disease known as consumption. His remains were interred on his farm, the burial place of the Huffman family, March 4, 1894, in the presence of a large concourse of people. He endured his illness with patience, though like all persons afflicted with that disease, he clung to life and thought that he would recover until within a few days of his death. But after the disease had well nigh worn that natural body of his out, and had brought him down onto the bank of the Jordan, that cold stream that runs between mortal and immortality; while the waves of the water were playing around his feet, he asked his aged father, that had gone to that period with him and was anxiously watching his son, to bend his ear and listen to what he had to say, and he exclaimed, "Jerusalem! Jerusalem!!" Though he was not the leader of the children of Israel, and not permitted to climb where Moses stood when he viewed the promised land, yet he could stand on this side of Jordan and look across and see the city of God; and then wave the answer back to his father on this side: "Jerusalem! Jerusalem!!" my future home."

Father, mother, wife, children, sisters and friends, what a consolation to know that he rests in the city of the New Jerusalem. May you not fancy that his spirit will be anxiously looking, waiting and watching for some of you to come; although we know that when we consult nature and the strong ties that bind us together here, it is hard to give our loved ones up, yet it is a fact that sooner or later we will all be called on to go in that direction whether we are prepared or not.

He was a life member of the Baptist General Association of West Virginia, and we hasten to say that we believe that today he is a life member of that General Association that is made up of all God's people that have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb, that have gone up through every age and from every clime.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2006

TONY MORRIS

Tony Morris, 65, of Chloe, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at the home of his sister.

He was born at Chloe, the son of the late P.M. and Alice Richardson Morris. He was a shop foreman at B&C Machine Shop, Barberton, Ohio, and worked in pipeline construction. He was a member of Steelworkers and Laborers Union Local #1353.

Surviving are five children, Ron Morris of Chloe, David Morris and Pam Morris, both of Barberton, Scott Morris of Grants­ville and Tina Kanouse of New York; seven grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Mace of Chloe; one brother, John Morris of Chloe; and two special friends, Ralph Flinn and Gordon Parsons.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild; two brothers; and one sister.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 June 2001

ADA MAE MORRISON

Ada Mae Morrison, 78, of Heartland of Marietta, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Heartland.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Perry and Lura Gadd Williams. She was a retired Calhoun County teacher's aide and a homemaker. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs, Big Springs Homemaker's Club, and Calhoun County Retired Teacher's Association.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, J.P. Morrison; three sons, Melvin Morrison of Smithville, Weldon Morrison of Springfield, Ohio; and Marshall Morrison of McConnellsville, Ohio; four daughters, Linda Daggett of Belpre, Ohio, Ioka Echard of Parkersburg, Arma Swain of Murraysville and Helen Irvine of Waterford, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and 20 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, five brothers, and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at Prosperity Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Heiney and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2003

JAMES MORRISON

James P. (J. P.) Morrison, 81, of Marietta, Ohio, formerly of Big Springs, died Saturday, Mar. 8, 2003, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was a resident of The Heartland Nursing Home, Marietta.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late Frank and Effie Smith Morrison. He was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1941 and worked for many years in the oil fields and retired from Buckeye Oil.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Marie Morrison; three sons, Melvin of Smithville, Weldon of Springfield, Ohio, arid Marshall of McConnelsville, Ohio; four daughters, Linda Daggett of Veto, Ohio, loka Echard of Valley Mills, Anna Swain of Murrysville and Helen Irvine of Water ford, Ohio; three step-sons, Richard Rouse of Charlotte, N.C., Robert Rouse of Portland, Ore., and Tim Ross of Charles Town; one sister, Eloise Mullens of Glenville; 21 grandchildren: six step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ada Mae Williams Morrison; one great-granddaughter; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Prosperity Baptist Church, with Rev. Ken Heiney and Rev. Frank Plybon officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 December 2001

LAURA FORD MORRISON

Laura Ford Morrison, 78, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Doddridge County, the daughter of the late Glenn L. and Susie Seager Ford. She was a 1945 graduate of W.Va. Wesleyan College and was a member of Wesleyan College Emeritus Club, Seventh Day Baptist Church, Salem, and Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville. She had been a member of Grantsville Civic Club, a 4-H and Girl Scout leader, and active in Calhoun General Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, William B. Morrison; one daughter, Susan Pitts of Grantsville; one son, William G. Morrison of Cross Lanes; two brothers, Carroll L. Ford of Indianapolis, Ind., and Samuel L. Ford of Louisville, Ky.; and one sister, Doris Holpp of Wilkesboro, N.C.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lowell Ford, and two sisters, Gleneva Murray and Mary Esther Ford.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. C.M. McDonald officiating. Burial was in Morrison Church Cemetery, Flatwoods.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 January 2009

REV. PAUL MORRISON

Rev. Paul Morrison, 90, of Ravenswood, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Newville, Braxton County, the son of the late Cecil and Wanda Kniceley Morrison.

He began his ministry at age 21. He joined the United Methodist Conference, where he was ordained Deacon and received his Elders license in 1956, while serving in Calhoun County. His ministry included Braxton, Calhoun, Roane, Jackson and Wood counties. He retired in 1983, but served 18 more years before finally retiring in 2002.

Surviving are one son, Mitch Morrison of Ravenswood; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Betty, Lilly and Jeretta, all of Ohio; and one brother, Chuck of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lenamae; two brothers, John and Buck; and two sisters, Lois and Doris.

Services were held at Sandyville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Stephen Rhoades, Chuck Hascue and Marvin Miller officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2007

SHARON MORRISON

Sharon M. Morrison, 64, of Pullman, died Friday, Mar. 16, 2007, at Parkersburg.

She was born at San Pedro, Calif., the daughter of the late Charles and Aretta Wilson Frederick. She was a 1960 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church, Pleasants County.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Melvin M. Morrison; four sons, Doug Morrison of Iron Station, N.C., Perry Morrison of Spring Hope, N.C., Scott Morrison of Nashville, N.C., and Todd Morrison of St. Marys; two daughters, Debbie Conway of New Bern, N.C., and Melody Landers of Fayetteville, N.C.; one brother, Charles Frederick of Vincent, Ohio; two sisters, Leona Frederick of Bend, Ore., and Karen Wilson of Torrington, Wyo.; and 20 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine Digiacomo and Louise McKinley, and one granddaughter, Courtney Morrison.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Nichols and James Taylor officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 11 Mar 2004

VEDA MORRISON

Veda Campbell Morrison, 98, of Grantsville, died Friday, Mar. 5, 2004, 11 days short of her 99th birthday, at The Willows, Parkersburg.

She was born at Grantsville, the daughter of the late John and Bertie Deem Propst. She was a charter member of Grantsville Women’s Club and a 50-year member and past matron of Grantsville Chapter 73, Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, where she had been a Sunday School teacher and member of the church choir.

Surviving are two sons, Milfred G. Campbell of Battle Creek, Mich., and Gary L. Campbell of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Guss Campbell, in 1945; her second husband, Troea Morrison, in 1989; and one sister, Stella Sears.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2006

WILLIAM MORRISON

William Bailey "Bill" Morrison, 86, of Grantsville, died Sunday, June 18, 2006.

He was born in Sutton, the son of the late Alpheus L. and Annie Morrison. Shortly after graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in chemistry, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served as ordinance officer in the South Pacific and was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of captain. He enrolled in what is now University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, and obtained a degree in pharmacy.

He and his wife moved to Grantsville in 1950, where he worked as a pharmacist at J&B Drug Store for over 50 years. He served on several boards, including Little Kanawha Resource Conservation and Development Committee as chairman, Calhoun General Hospital and March of Dimes. He was a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 40, Scottish Rite, Shriner, and State Pharmaceutical Association.

Surviving are one daughter, Susan Pitts and husband Donald of Grantsville; one son, William G. (Bill) Morrison of Cross Lanes; five grandchildren, Erin Pitts of Birmingham, Ala., Ryann Pitts Guest and Katie Pitts, both of Charlotte, N.C., Sarah Morrison Hacker of Glenville and William Patrick Morrison of Fairmont; and one brother, Robert J. Morrison of Sutton.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Laura Adelle Ford Morrison, and several siblings.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf, Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Chuck McDonald officiating, and burial in Morrison United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sutton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2000

EDDIE MORTON, JR.

Eddie A. Morton, Jr., 71, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Friday, July 28, 2000, in Chambersburg.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Eddie A. and Anna Sims Morton, Sr.

He retired from the U.S. Army in 1969 after 20 years of service and retired as an employee of Letterkenny Army Depot in 1991. He was a member of Dietrich-Brechbill Post #612, American Legion, St. Thomas, Pa., AmVets, Chambersburg, and Mt. Moriah Two Bridges #832, AF&AM, Pirmasens, Germany, and was a Shriner and a 32nd degree Mason.

Surviving are one son, David S. Morton of Owensboro, Ky.: one daughter, Diana Morton of St. Thomas; one sister, Olive Morton of Big Springs; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services were held at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2007

JOHN MOSS

John W. Moss, 83, of Glenville, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Everett and Jenni Wilfong Moss. He was owner and operator of Blue Ribbon Restaurant, Glenville, worked for Pesco Products, Cleveland, Ohio, and retired from the W.Va. Dept. of Highways as superintendent for Gilmer County. He was an active member of Gilmer County Senior Citizens and was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Lucy Miller Moss of Cedar Grove Personal Care Home, Parkersburg, four daughters, Sandra Sue McKinney of Dansville, N.Y., Sharon Mencer of Glenville, Carol "Pat" Houston of Hundred and Robyn Johnson of Grantsville; four sons, Steve Moss, David "Yogi" Moss, Jeff Moss and John Moss, Jr., all of Glenville; one brother, Bryan Moss of Salem, Ohio; two sisters, Grace Rinehart of Charleston and Ruth Kuhl of Ashland, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelia Conrad; one granddaughter, Christina Stalvey; and one sister, Vivian Furr.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Paula Ansberry officiating. Burial was in Moss Cemetery, Little Bull Run.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 December 2008

JOHN EDWARD MOSS

John Edward Moss, 62, of Spencer, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

He was born at Gassaway, the son of the late Francis Franklin and Mabel Lee Ellison Moss.

He was retired from Daimler-Chrysler, Streetsboro, Ohio, and was a member of UAW.

Surviving are his wife, Helen M. Moss; two daughters, Melinda Lee Rodriguez of Spencer and Shannon Anne Paxton of Mt. Alto; three sons, John Dwayne Moss of Spencer and Joshua Bradfield and Jacob Bradfield, both of Warren, Ohio; four brothers, Jimmy Darrell Moss and Herman Dale Moss, both of Elyria, Ohio, Jerry F. Moss of Arizona and Franklin D. Moss of Gassaway; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Isa Jean James.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Price officiating. Burial will be in Orma Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 April 2003

MARVIN MOSS

Marvin L. Moss, 68, of Vienna, died Sunday, Apr. 6, 2003, at the Arbors, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late John Earl and Hazel B. Straight Moss. He retired from the U.S. Navy after serving from 1955-1975. He was a member of Fleet Reserve Association. Blinded Veterans Association, Moriah Lodge No. 38 and Disabled Veterans.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Norman Craig Moss; one son, Marvin Douglass Moss of Reedy; one brother, Holly O. Moss of Parkersburg; four stepchildren, Leah Offutt of Mt. Zion, Lynn Chapman of Glenville, Lisa Barker of Spencer and Norman Graig of New Albany, Ohio; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Taylor­-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Perrine offici­ating, and burial in Spencer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 June 2009 NELLIE JEAN MOSS Nellie Jean Moss, 49, of Leading Creek, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Floyd Andy Jones and Leona Ruth Bell Jones. Surviving are her companion, Denver Mack Richards; three sons, Josh Moss of Leading Creek, Willard Moss of St. Marys and Jeremy Moss of Grantsville; two granddaughters, Annetta and Summerstar; three grandsons, Josh, Jr., Ethan and Owen Moss; five sisters, Barb Gray, Terry Clark, Betty Parsons, Irene Fox and Bertha Jones; five brothers, Fred, Willie, Jerry, Davis and Albert Jones; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Parsons, and two brothers, Roger Jones and Robert Lee Bell. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 July 1991

HAZEL MOSSER

Hazel Mosser, 89, of Grafton, died Friday, June 28, 1991, in Grafton City Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, daughter of the late Joseph E. Snider and Mary Rose Holbert Snider. She was a member of the Beulah Baptist Church, Women's Christian Council, a member of I.O.O.F. in Smithville, and was active in community work. She had worked at Pruntytown School for Boys as a cook.

She is survived by five daughters, Mary C. Slaton of Grafton, Laura M. Pratt of Thornton, Genevieve E. Slaton of Largo, Fla., Mrs. Nick (Millie K.) Idoni of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Wilbert (Grace) M. Gray of Englewood, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman M. Mosser; a son, Charles Ray Mosser; four brothers, Wilber Snider, Lehman Snider, Arnold Snider, and Virgil Snider; six sisters, Gertrude Smith, Mary Linville, Nora Burrows, Zilla Snider, Ethel Ball, and Ruby Southall.

Services were held at the Hoke Funeral Chapel, Grafton, with Rev. Gary Martin and Rev. Richard McDonald officiating. Burial was in the Damon Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Mar 2004

DOROTHY MOUNTS

Dorothy Allison Mounts, 77, of Nobe, died Thursday, Mar. 11, 2004, at her home.

She was born at Marmet, the daughter of the late Harlan P. Allison and Nora Jordan Allison.

Surviving are three sons, Aubrey Mounts, Jr., of Newton, Terry Joe Mounts of Grantsville and James Harvey Mounts of Nobe; six daughters, Jewell Jones and Karen Cain, both of Nobe, Carroll Davis of St. Marys, Sheryll Tyler of Rapids City, Ill., Charlene Smith of Camden and Thelma Jean Butcher of Cox’s Mills; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Mounts, and three brothers, James, Gordon and Henry Allison.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2001

CEPHAS MOWREY, JR

Cephas Mowrey, Jr., 81, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Cephas and Maude Holbert Mowrey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had worked for several years at American Viscose, Parkersburg, and later at Grand Central Mall, Vienna, until his retirement. He had attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Frances Hersman Mowrey; three daughters, Geraldine Satow of Coolville, Ohio, Marsha Blagg of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Maylene Brown of Parkersburg; one son, David Mowrey of Alabama; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mable Arthur and Nora Tucker, both of Creston, and Cora Boggs of Akron, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, James, Noah, Romie, Philip and Paul Mowrey, and two sisters, Essie Roberts and Etta Roberts.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 October 2009

FRANCES MOWREY

Frances C. Mowrey, 83, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Garnet and Fannie Hersman. She retired as a seamstress from Misty Manufacturing.

Surviving are three daughters, Elaine "Jerry" Satow, Marsha Blagg and Janet Brown; one son, David Mowrey; one sister, Lovern Bragg; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Cephas Mowrey, Jr., on Aug. 3, 2001, and six brothers and sisters. Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 June 2000

BYRON MOYERS

Byron D. Moyers, 93, of Perkins, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at his home.

He was born at O'Brien, the son of the late Parien L. and Laura Mae Hawkins Moyers. He was a retired pipeliner, farmer and mail carrier, and a member of Rosedale Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Ramon Moyers of Perkins, Brooks Moyers of Flatwoods and Melville Moyers of Normantown; four daughters, Joy bourn of Rosedale, Dixie Moyers of Perkins, Sharon Moyers of Reedy and Barbara Eubank of Jane Lew; one brother, russell Moyers of Harrisville; three sisters, Vena Kennedy of Rosedale, glena Shaffer of Duck and Morene Marks of Belpre, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Burns Moyers, two sons, Jack Scott Moyers and Harlan Lee Moyers; two sisters, Neva Marks and Gladys King; and two brothers, Lester Moyers and Scott Moyers.

Services were held at Rosedale Baptist Church with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 May 2001

RAMON MOYERS

Ramon Gardiner Moyers, 64, of Perkins, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Scott, Braxton County, the son of the late Byron D. and Ruth Burns Moyers. He was a farmer, mail carrier, and employee of Gilmer County Board of Education. He was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church and Gilmer County Farm Bureau.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Joan Moyers of Perkins; two sons, Adam Moyers of Perkins and Clifton Moyers of Daniels; one daughter, Misty Rexroad of Troy; one grandchild, Abbygale Rexroad; two brothers, Brooks Moyers of Flatwoods and Melville Moyers of Norrnantown; and four sisters, Joy Bourn of Rosedale, Dixie Moyers of Perkins, Sharon Moyers of Reedy and Barbara Eubank of Jane Lew.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Scott and Harlan Lee Moyers.

Services were held at Rosedale Baptist Church with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002

JUNE MULLENS

June M. Mullens, 72, of Coolville, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Darley and Effir Lucas Allen.

Surviving are her husband, George Mullens, Jr.; three sons, Steven, George III and Davis Mullens; and two daughters, Peggy Mullens and Sandra Dye.

Private services were held for the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 November 2001

WILLIAM ROBERT MULLENS

William Robert Mullens, 70, of Glenville, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at United Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born at Persinger, Nicholas County, the son of the late Roma and Flora Martin Mullens. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a retired electrician. He was a member of Glenville Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Eloise M. Mullens; one son, Michael Mullens of Lincoln, Neb.; one step-daughter, Debra Adams of Glenville; and one nephew.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Sam Guinn and Evangelist Steve Boggess officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 Aug 2003

MARY SUE MULLINS

Mary Sue Mullins, 72, of Chloe, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003.

She was born at Widen, the daughter of the late Ora and Gertrude Lamb Groggs. She was a member of Walker United Methodist Church, Chloe, for over 40 years and had served as church secretary and Sunday School teacher. She was a home-maker and had been a foster mother to several children.

Surviving are her step-mother, Vola Groggs of Buckhannon; one daughter, Diane Sams and husband Steve of Big Springs; one son, Bill Mullins and wife Beverly of Chloe; four sisters, Jean Siers of Chloe, Norma Nicholas of Spencer, Loretta Gray of Elyria, Ohio, and Lotti Clouser of Akron, Ohio; five brothers, Ted Groggs of Stow, Ohio, Bud Groggs of Medina, Ohio, Frank Groggs of St. Albans and Bill and Mike Groggs, both of Buckhannon; five grandchildren, Billie and Cassie Mullins of Chloe, Kelly Peck of Grantsville, Christy Justice of Parkersburg and John Sams of Elizabeth; two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Easton Sams; three step-great-grandchildren, Hannah, Raelyn and Rebekah Peck; several nieces and nephews; and several foster children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H.W. "Bill" Mullins; two brothers, Bob and Paul Groggs; one sister, Carolyn Jane Groggs; and one foster son, Phillip Simonds.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Lamb Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 June 2003

ANNE LORENTZ MURPHY

Anne Lorentz Murphy, 55, of Glenville, died Sunday, June 15, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Lestelle "Dollie" Lorentz Murphy and Benjamin C. "Icky" Murphy. She was a graduate of Glenville High School, Glenville State College and Marshall University, and was a teacher for 26 years, most recently at Calhoun County High School. She was a member of Glenville Presbyterian Church and the organist until her illness with cancer. The Sharing and Caring Cancer Support Group of Marion County honored her as survivor of the year at the seventh annual Celebration of Life on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 1. She donated her body to the Human Gift Registry.

A memorial service will be held at Glenville Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2007

ALEX LEE MURPHY

Alex Lee Murphy, 68, of Reedy, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Lakin.

He was the son of the late Woodrow and Birdie Murphy.

Surviving are two daughters, Carla Webb of Reedy and Karen Cain of Spencer; one son, Randall Murphy of Spencer; two sisters, Bonnie Laughlin of Arnoldsburg and Amy Starcher of Ohio; one brother, Ernie Norman of Ohio; one half-brother, Jerry Critchfield of Elizabeth; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Murphy; four sisters; and two brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2003

GERALDINE ALMA MURPHY

Geraldine Alma Murphy, 74, of Brohard, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

She was the daughter of the late Harley B. and May Olive Finch Jones.

Surviving are her husband, Willis Murphy of Brohard; two sons, Curtie Murphy and Jerry Murphy, both of Brohard; one brother, Herb Jones of Brohard; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Goodnight Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 June 2004

MACEL GAY MURPHY

Macel Gay Murphy, 67, of Spencer, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Coy and Virgie Parsons Suttles. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Dean Murphy of Mt. Zion and Timothy Paul Murphy of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Linda Ann Husk of Arnoldsburg and Sandra Kay Moore of Big Springs; six half-sisters, Sue Minney of Orma, Pearl Carpenter and Wavalene Cottrill, both of Arnoldsburg, Lena Parsons of Chapel, Delores Tanner of Nebo and Irene Suttles of Ohio; two half-brothers, George Suttles of Parkersburg and Jimmy Suttles of Tennessee; and eight grandchildren, Deva Marie Hardman, Brandie Jean Wood, Brian Lee Husk, Jessica Lynn Wood, Kelsey Ryan Wood, Quintin Murphy, Sara Leann Husk and Michael Paul Murphy.

She was preceded in death by three children, Brenda, Michael and Roger, and one half-brother, Melvin Hardway.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2000

PAUL MURPHY

Paul Lewis Murphy, 62, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, July 14, 2000, near Stumptown.

He was born at Altizer, the son of the late Frank and Blondenia Bell Murphy. He was a timberman.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Murphy of Mt. Zion and Timothy Murphy of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Linda Husk of Nobe and Sandra Moore of Big Springs; one brohter, Holly Murphy of Creston; five sisters, Esther Laughlin and Judy Knotts, both of Arnoldsburg, Bessie Hall of Spencer, Rosalee Thompson of Alabama and Mildred Lockhart of Parkersburg; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons; one daughter; and one sister, Loretta Marks.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Loren Price officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 05 June 2003

Roy MURPHY

Roy D. (Buddy) Murphy, 62, of Chloe, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of Vera Burnside Murphy of Chloe and the late Edward Murphy. He was an equipment operator in the pipeline construction industry.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one son, Patrick Murphy of Chloe; one daughter, Diana Tanner of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Tex Murphy and Burton Murphy, both of Chloe; four sisters, Reva Johnson of Missouri, Cindy Friend of Gassaway, Patricia James of Frametown and Gloria Murphy of Chloe; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Francis Sue Murphy, and two brothers, Gene Murphy and Garrison Murphy.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 February 2010

VERA BURNSIDE MURPHY

Vera Burnside Murphy, 92, of Chloe, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at her home.

She was born at Hallburg, the daughter of the late Deckard and Verna Tanner Burnside.

She was a Baptist.

Surviving are two sons, Tex Murphy and Burton Murphy, both of Chloe; four daughters, Gloria of Chloe, Pat of Frametown, Cindy of Gassaway and Reva of Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Mary of Chloe; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Mary Watkins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Murphy; three sons, Roy (Buddy), Garrison and Gene; and one daughter, Frances Sue.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 May 2008

VIOLET MURPHY

Violet Murphy, 68, of Reedy, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at her home.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late George and Birdie McCumbers Goodrich.

She was a former aide at Miletree Nursing Home, Spencer.

Surviving are two daughters, Carla Webb of Reedy and Karen Cain of Spencer; one son, Randall Murphy of Reedy; one sister, Erma Webb of Spencer; two brothers, Bruce Goodrich of Walton and Carmel Goodrich of Minnora; and five granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Murphy; one infant son, Douglas Lee Murphy; one brother, Bill Goodrich; and one sister, Lenora Cottrell.

Graveside services were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Randy Whited officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Nov 2003

WESLEY MURPHY

Wesley C. Murphy, 32, of Millstone, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, from injuries received in an auto accident near Brohard.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Curtis Murphy and Oma Bell Murphy of Brohard. He was an employee of Trimble Steel Co. and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Laura Parsons Murphy; two daughters, Rachelle and Shania Murphy; three brothers, Jerry Bell of Smithville, Curtis Murphy of Brohard and Ronnie Murphy of Harrisville; one sister, Jeanie Collins of Harrisville; and paternal grandparents, Willis Murphy and Ocie Bell of Brohard.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation will be one hour prior to serves at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 July 2009

WILLIS PEARL MURPHY

Willis Pearl (Burl) Murphy, 82, of Brohard, died Friday, July 3, 2009.

Surviving are two sons, Curty Howard Murphy and Jerry Wayne Murphy; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Bernard Murphy of Brohard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine A. Murphy, and one grandson, Wesley Murphy. Services were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 11 Mar 2004

BENJAMIN THOMAS MURRAY

Benjamin Thomas Murray, 18, of Reedy, died Friday, Mar. 5, 2004, at his home.

He was the son of Doug and Sheila Batten Murray of Reedy.

Surviving are his paternal grandfather, Arnold Murray of Reedy; paternal grandmother, Diane Taylor of Grantsville; and maternal grandparents, Robert J. "Bud” and Virginia Batten of Reedy.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Nathaniel Clinton Murray.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 July 2003

GERALDINE MURRAY

Geraldine Eddy Murray, 61, of Ripley, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at her residence.

She was born in Nicut, the daughter of the late Eddie Doy and Lou Ranie Cottrell Kyer. She was a homemaker, member of Women of the Moose and founder of Levis & Lace Country Dance Club.

Surviving are her husband, Charles A. Murray; one son, Jarod A. Eddy of Vienna; two step-daughters, Mary Jo Eddy of Temple Terrace, Fla., and Lindsay M. Murray of Wheeling; and one step­son, David A. Eddy of Temple Terra, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gary A. Eddy.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. Kurt Busick officiating, and burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednes­day, I to 3 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2007

JAMES FRANCIS MURRAY

James Francis "Jim" Murray, 96, of St. Cloud, Fla., died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at his home.

He was the son of the late James A. and Marie Murray. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had worked in the merchant marines and as a real estate broker in Maryland. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

Surviving are one son, Russell; two granddaughters, Karen Shreve of Grantsville and Lynne Gowan; ; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Cecil; two sisters, Rita Lee and Marguerite Rasheff; and several friends in Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, and one sister, Eileen.

Services were held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Burial will be held Friday in Florida National Cemetery. Memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m., at Shrine of the Little Flower Church, 3500 Belair Road, Baltimore, Md.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 February 2006

HEATHER RICHARDS MYER

Heather Richards Myer, 26, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006.

She was the daughter of Larry Desmoin Richards and step-daughter of Sue Richards and daughter of Natalie White Valdez and step-daughter of Albert Valdez.

Also surviving are her daughter, Kamaira Myer, and son, Kaden Myer, and their father, James Paul Myer; two sisters, Vicki Poore and Jessica Richards; one half-brother, Jonathan Valdez; one step-sister, Misty Valdez; one step-brother, Glenny Valdez; two nieces; two nephews; and her grandmother, Edna Parsons.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Dude Parsons and Desmoin Richards.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Norman Ridge Church Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 September 2000

ROGER MYER

Roger Myer, 44, of Temple, Tex., formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in Temple.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of Ruby Simmons Myer McHenry of Grantsville and the late Glen Myer. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving in addition to his mother are four brothers, Jim Myer and John D. Myer, both of Grantsville, Larry Myer of Hurricane and Ricky W. Myer of North Carolina; two sisters, Carol Sue Myer of Grantsville and Sandra Summers of Lorrain, Ohio; and his step-father, Austin Myer.

Graveside services were held at Big Springs Cemetery, Big Springs, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 August 2008

LULA LORRAINE MYERS

Lula Lorraine Marks Myers, 60, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ernest and Hannah Slider Marks.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 26 years, Michael (Mike) Myers; one daughter, Virginia (Jenny) Myers of Mt. Zion; one grandson, Keith Austin Myers of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Marie Adkins of Doylestown, Ohio, and Waneta Helmick of Clinton, Ohio; one brother, Gordie Marks of Harrisville; several nieces and nephews; and two beloved friends, Debbie Basnett and Bonnie Strouse.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Alva Starcher in 2005, Foster Marks in 1980, and William Gifford Marks in 2008.

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

(Larry Heffner)


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