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"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/29/1996

AVA VIRGINIA NAYLOR

Ava Virginia Naylor, 70, of East Rochester, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at Salem Community Hospital, Salem.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late John G. and Delphia F. Lockard Weaver. She was a former employee of O. Ames and member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are seven sons, Frederick Naylor, John Naylor and William Naylor, all of Salem, Paul Naylor, Arley Naylor and Harley Naylor, all of Parkersburg, and Roger Weaver, address unknown; five daughters, Shirley Moore of East Rochester, Phyliss Simmons of Ripley, Mae Cottle of Parkersburg, Lura Naylor of Salem and Patricia Byers of Canton, Ohio; two brothers, John Weaver and Bernard Weaver, both of Nobe; three sisters, Ova Bragg, Mary Yoke and Mae Jennings, all of Nobe; 31 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward N. Naylor; two sons, Michael Naylor and Jeffery Naylor; and one daughter, Thelma Naylor.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Bill Angel officiating. Burial was in Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/10/1994

PATRICIA JEAN NELSON

Patricia Jean "Sally" Nelson, 54, of Big Springs, died Friday, Nov. 4, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Wirt County, a daughter of the late Norf and Alma Virginia Wayne Nelson. She was an employee of United Manufacturing Co., Harrisville, with 18 years of service. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are four sisters, Rosetta Goodnight of Walker, Mary Mackey and Alma Lemley, both of Parkersburg, and Cecelia Bell of Ravenna, Ohio; three brothers, Claude Nelson of Holland, Mich., Charles Nelson of Davisville and Lloyd Nelson of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Nelson and Norf Nelson, Jr. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Richard McKenzie officiating. Burial was in King Knob Cemetery, Mahone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/14/1996

CARL ALLEN NEPPS, JR.

Carl Allen "Bud" Nepps, Jr., 64, of Marietta, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Carl A. and Virginia McKinley Nepps, Sr. He was a graduate of West Milford High School, West Milford, and Salem College with a degree in business administration. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Korean War, serving from 1952-1955. He was a branch manager for Continental Insurance Co., Parkersburg, and was a member of VFW Post 5108, Marietta, BPO Elks Lodge, Clarksburg, and Marietta Country Club.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Robinson; four sisters, Jacquelyn Crim of Westerville, Ohio, Wyeene Goodwin of Columbus, Sue Gorman of Patchogue, N.Y., and Pollyanna Carney of Haymarket, Va.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were held at Shirley United Methodist Church, Tyler County, with Rev. Nancy O'Dell officiating. Burial was in Shirley Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CARL NESTER

1/28/1999 Carl D. Nester, 51, of Davisville, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Russell and Oma Nitz Nester. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra J. Nester; one son, Jamie Nester of Spencer; one daughter, Loretta Winans of Parkersburg; one grandson, Ryan Denver Sturm Nester of Spencer; three brothers, Roy Nester of Millstone, Alpheus Nester of Mt. Zion and James Nester of Charlotte, N.C.; and four sisters, Beverly Hall and Susie White, both of Arnoldsburg, Inez Tucker of Elyria, Ohio, and Fostine Shaffer of Grafton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lyle Nester, and two sisters, Joyce McKown and Emma Deem.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GLADYS NEWCOMER

4/1/1999

Gladys Cooper Newcomer, 89, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Mar. 27, 1999, at Willows Nursing Home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Hildreth Cooper. She was a Protestant and a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, George Dugan of Ohio Valley Nursing Home, Parkersburg, and Robert Dugan of Washington; one sister, Jessie Nichols of Akron, Ohio; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon Dugan in 1941; her second husband, Edward Newcomer in 1993; four brothers, Sam Cooper, Bruce Cooper, Clyde Cooper and Russell Cooper; and four sisters, Ruby Goad, Maud Stump, Carrie Villers and Ruth Childers.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery South.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/9/1996

FRED C. NEWELL

Fred C. Newell, 73, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, May 1, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Grass Run, Gilmer County, a son of the late Cella and Iva Leila Suttle Newell.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II and two terms in Civilian Conserva-tion Corps. He retired from Calhoun County Board of Education as a custodian. He was a former member of Brooksville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Dora Jones Newell; two daughters, Yvonne Poorman of Spencer and Dora Kay Riggs of Big Springs; one brother, Tommy Newell of Grantsville; four half-sisters, Fanny Drummond of Lost Creek, Dorris Precopa of Akron, Faye Bennett of Richmond, Va., and Mary Losh of Lost Creek; one half-brother, Judson Newell of Clarksburg; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Newell; one sister, Bethel Newell; and one great-granddaughter, Amber Berreth.

Services were held at the Newell family residence, Big Bend, with Rev. Fred Sparks officiating. Burial was in Newell Family Cemetery, between Brooksville and Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

NEWELL, GERALD SR.

9/9/1999

Gerald R. Newell, Sr., 102, of Orma, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at Roane General Hospital. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Thomas and Francis Parsons Newell. He was a member of Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are five sons, Gerald Newell, Jr., and Harry Newell of Orma, Harold Newell of Vienna, Ronald Leon Newell of Mogodore, Ohio, and Donald Newell of Hartsville, Ohio; two daughters, Emogene Robinson of Tanner and Ellodene Yerkey of New Stanton, Pa.; two step-daughters, Nora Keith Brookover and Nellie Keith Herning, both of Parkersburg; one sister, Mae McKown of Walker; and several grandchildren, great-grand-children, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maude Schartiger Newell; one infant son, Johnnie Thurl Newell; five brothers; one sister; his second wife, Amanda Keith Newell; one step-daughter, Edith Keith O'Donald; and one step-son, Ray Keith.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Corley Miller officiating. Burial was in Orma Methodist Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 November 1999

REGINA LEE NEWLON

Regina Lee Newlon, 65, of Washington, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Nelson B. Marion and Lyndall M. Ayers Marion Faulkner. She was a credit manager, a homemaker, and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Loris Ray Newlon; her step-father, Donald Faulkner; two sons, Michael Ray Wilson of Virginia Beach, Va., and Rodney Dean Wilson of Leachtown; three step-sons, Kenneth Lee Newlon of Mineral Wells and Richard Keith Newlon and Loris Ray Newlon, Jr., both of Washington; one daughter, Sheri Lynn Mitchell of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters, Linda Nulter of Waverly and Lyril Pratt of Washington; seven grandchildrin; nine step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Wade.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Chapel of Remembrance, with Dr. Harold W. Custer officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

Z. DORIS NEWTON

4/30/1998

Z. Doris Newton, 85, of Leetonia, Ohio, formerly of Belpre, Ohio, died Monday, Apr. 20, 1998, in Salem, Ohio.

She was born in Annamoriah, a daughter of the late William and Daisy Stutler Beall.

Surviving are one daughter, two sons, two sisters, nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/18/1995

CHARLES M. NICHOLAS

Charles M. Nicholas, 75, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 15, 1995, at his residence.

He was born in Revere, a son of the late Charles M. and Alta Stidd Nicholas. He was a graduate of Wirt County High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired in 1983 from DuPont's Washington Works after 31 years of service, and attended North Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Geraldine Nutter Nicholas; four sons, Richard C. Nicholas of Columbus, Gene A. Bosma of Chambersburg, Pa., Terry L. Bosma of Grand Haven, Mich., and Kem R. Bosma of Parkersburg; two daughters, Susan L. Haught and Alice Lauderman, both of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Nicholas of Grantsville; and one sister, Hazel Kelley of Belpre.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Opal Cunningham Nicholas; five brothers; and three sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 December 1999

DOLA NICHOLAS

Dola Nicholas, 82, of Orma, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John Wesley and Emma Lona Parsons Parsons. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are six daughters, Nella Jean Yancy of Nicut, Carlene Frederick of Nobe, Geraldine Marie Blair of Burgoon, Ohio, Evalene Lona Drake of West Palm Beach, Fla., connie Sue Starcher of Leroy and Linda Lou McQuain of Sutton; four sons, Ivan H. Nicholas of Brohard and Russell Burl Nicholas, Carder Paul Nicholas and Clavin Glen Nicholas, all of Orma; 30 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Acie H. Nicholas; one daughter, Velma Jean Frame; two sons, Cecil Nicholas and Bernard Nicholas; one grandson; and one step- grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Larry Jones and Rev. Robert Keen officiating. Burial was in Nicholas Cemetery, Orma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 February 2000

EARLIE NICHOLAS

Earlie W. Nicholas, 74, of Orma, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Henry and Lula Butler Nicholas. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from the oil and gas drilling industry. He had attended Ovapa Church of God, Ovapa.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Bailey Nicholas; four sons, Eric G. Nicholas of St. Albans, Frederick and George Nicholas, both of Lewisburg, N.C., and Roger McCumbers of Wooster, Ohio; five daughters, Margaret Haynes of Reedy, Sible L. Deweese of Orma, Donna E. Epling of Spencer, Druann Lynn Carpenter of Cleveland, Ohio, and Regina K. Runyon of Smithville, Ohio; one foster son, Robert Bailey of Spencer; one foster daughter, Betty Jean Martin of Missouri; one brother, Allen Nicholas of Spencer; two sisters, Virginia Sturm of Parkersburg and Eujanice Nicholas of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grand-children

He was preceded in death by one brother, Burke Nicholas.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EULAH NICHOLAS

5/20/1999

Eulah V. Nicholas, 78, of Monongahela, Pa., died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Roy and Mae Lambert Conley. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters, Etta P. Shultz of Monongahela, Juanita Holiday of West Newton, Pa., Joyce Anspach of Leavittaburg, Pa., and Patty Martin of Newton Falls, Ohio; four sons, Billy D. Nicholas of Newton Falls, Burton G. Nicholas of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Lawrence P. Nicholas of Opelika, Ala., and Roger L. Nicholas of Shock; two brothers, Delbert Conley of Baltimore, Md., and Victor Conley of Espyville Station, Pa.; three half-brothers, Laron Conley of Southington, Ohio, Leon Rogers of Leavittsburg, Ohio, and Donnie Rogers of Warren, Ohio; three half-sisters, Laragene Conley, Levonna Conley and Gwendolyn Conley, addresses unknown; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grand-children; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arley Nicholas; one sister, Garnet Simmons; one brother, Billy D. Conley; and one grandchild, Glen Nicholas II.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Gene Miller officiating, and burial in Conley Cemetery, Orma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/8/1996

HOPE NICHOLAS

Hope Wilson Nicholas, 90, of Dunbar, formerly of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996, at Arthur B. Hodges Center, Charleston.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late James M. and Emma Barr Wilson. She was a former deputy sheriff in Calhoun County, and served as city clerk in Grantsville. She had resided in Dunbar for 23 years.

Surviving are one son, Nyle Nicholas of Dunbar; one sister, Evelyn McCoy of Florida; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RALPH L. NICHOLAS

1/2/1997

Ralph L. "Swifty" Nicholas, 92, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Revere, Gilmer County, a son of the late Charles M. and Alta Stridd Nicholas. He was assistant superintendent of Consolidated Natural Gas Co., retiring in July 1967 with 45 years of service. He served on the board of trustees and was a member of J.W. Pell Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Ida Mae Whipkey Nicholas of Grantsville; four sons, Cleston Nicholas and Ralph Nicholas, both of Grantsville, Charles Nicholas of Harrisville and Phillip Nicholas of Vienna; four daughters, Colleen Burdette of Vienna, Phyllis Belt of Tucson, Ariz., Alta Mae Richards of Big Springs and Sandra Richter of Walker; one sister, Hazel Kelly of Belpre; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Carroll Nicholas; four brothers, Denver Nicholas, Hall Nicholas, Hoy Nicholas and Charles Nicholas; three sisters, Pearl Robinson, Linda Beall and Wyoma Mullikin; and three grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Monday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/26/1996

FRED E. NICHOLS

Rev. Fred E. Nichols, 67, of Spencer, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 1996, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late William E. and Icy Ferrell Nichols. He was a timberman and pastored in surrounding counties for the past 33 years. He had most recently served as pastor of Cherry Valley Church and was a member of Keffer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Haverty Nichols; two daughters, Susan Porter and Cheryl Chambers, both of Spencer; two sons, Michael Nichols of Beech and Jody Nichols of Reedy; four sisters, Mary Haverty and Betty Alvis, both of Spencer, Golden Kincaid of Waterford and Orpha Fox of Arnoldsburg; three brothers, Raymond "Short" Nichols of Spencer, Muarl Nichols of Waterford and Jack Nichols of New York; eight grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lori Nichols; three sisters, Hazel McKown, Faye McCully Johns and Tressie Ball; and four brothers, Bob Nichols, Herb Nichols, Oval Nichols and Ben Nichols.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Richard Webb and Rev. Roy I. Smith officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/22/1996 HOY P. NICHOLS

Hoy Preston Nichols, 76, of Clendenin, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, in Charleston General Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late John Robert and Ann Nichols. He was owner and manager of the former Nichols Maytag Appliance Store and Farmers Co-Op Store, both in Clendenin. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle S. Fields Nichols of Clendenin; one daughter, Sheila Kay Ball of Elizabeth; three brothers, Ray Nichols of Hubbard, Ohio, Jay A. Nichols of Grantsville and Charles Nichols of Lynco; and three sisters, Mary Fields, Melba Sheets and Maxine Nichols, all of Clendenin.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Nichols, James Nichols and Esley Nichols; one sister, Martha Laughry; and one son, Jarrell Wayne Nichols.

Services were held at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Rev. Virgil Ross officiating. Burial was in Reamer Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOHN R. NICHOLS

3/27/1997

John R. Nichols, 83, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Mar. 14, 1997, at his residence after a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Amanda Bryner Nichols and William E. Nichols.

He was retired from Goodyear with 40 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Joetta McGarth Nichols; one daughter, Sandra Seyfarth of Fayetteville, N.C.; one stepson, Kenneth McGarth of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Audra Riggs of Zanesville, Ohio, Opal Connolly of Grantsville, and Genieve Eagle of Mt. Zion; four grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Buford D. Nichols.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KAREN SUE NICHOLS

6/12/1997

Karen Sue Nichols, 52, of Waterford, Ohio, died Thursday, June 5, 1997, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John M. Haddox and Schella Lorraine Morrison Haddox of Belleville. She was a 1963 graduate of Calhoun High School, 1965 graduate of Mountain State College, and 1986 graduate of Washington Technical College with an associate's degree in computer programming. She was office manager for Nick's Trucking for 31 years and was a member of Big Springs Methodist Church.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Roy C. Nichols; two daughters, Robin Thompson of Columbus and Ninette Stacy Enochs of Beverly; two sisters, Janice Farren of Cincinnati and Alice Harrold of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one brother, Victor Haddox of Belleville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were held at Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Heller officiating. Burial was in Barlow Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/23/1996

M. K. NICHOLS

Milford K. Nichols, 70, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, May 19, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital, after a short illness.

He was born in Clay County, a son of Beulah J. Grose Nichols of Clay and the late Kelles N. Nichols. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the airborne infantry. He was a printer for 50 years, former owner of Grantsville Printing Co., and publisher of The Grantsville News and The Clay Messenger, and a farmer. He was a member of Grantsville IOOF Lodge.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary E. Dodrill Nichols; one son, Newton Nichols of Grantsville; two daughters, Mary Riffle of Charleston and Ellen Bowe of Cross Lanes; two sisters, Willadene Fitzwater of Clay and Wilma Jean Workman of Procious; seven brothers, Chilton Nichols of Clay, Lenwood Nichols of Xenia, Ohio, Arthur Nichols of Dayton, Ohio, Brisen Nichols of Maysel, Marshall Nichols of Manassas, Va., Clinton Nichols of Clay, and Glen Nichols of Delroy, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. (Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

OLIVE B. NICHOLS

Olive B. Nichols, 81, of Spencer, died Monday, Dec. 18, 1995, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Edward and Myrtle Wilson Parsons. She was a machine operator at Kellwood Co., Spencer and a member of Advent Christian Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Hoskins of Spencer; one son, Steve Nichols of Morgantown; one sister, Grace Pursley of Spencer; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harland H. Nichols.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Mark Berkhouse and Rev. Roy Russell officiating, and burial in Hebron Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SHARON LOU NICHOLS

12/4/1997

Sharon Lou Nichols, 49, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Oral and Lucy Davisson Nichols of Grantsville. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are three brothers, Larry Nichols of Ripley and Millard Nichols and Garland Nichols, both of Grantsville; five sisters, Gloria Kendall of Walker, Doris Reaser of Clarksburg, Sheila Starcher of Mesa, Ariz., Charlotte McDonald of Springdale, Ark., and Anetta Perry of Wayne; and Patricia Smith Groves of Parkersburg, with whom she made her home.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Tenney and Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SHERRY ANN NICHOLS

4/1/1999

Sherry Ann Dobbins Nichols, 41, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Mar. 12, 1999, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Dorma Jarvis Ewing of Minnora and Arnold Dobbins, Jr., of Spencer.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her step-father, Thomas Ewing; husband, Rick Nichols of Mt. Zion; three daugh-ters, Tawnya Bradley and Lisa Helms, both of Gastonia, N.C., and Laura Puett of Mt. Zion; one step-son; brothers, Terry and Rodney Dobbins, both of Wilson, N.C., Mitchell Dobbins of Mt. Zion, and Jeffery and Steve Dobbins, both of Minnora; one sister, Deborah Parsons of Minnora; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Angela and Katherine Dobbins.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


VENA NICHOLS

Vena Nichols, 87, of Arnoldsburg...(piece missing) Route, Spencer, died at Roane County General Hospital in Spencer M(piece missing)...after a long illness.

The Leatherbark native was a United Methodist.

She is survived by three sons, Paul and Perry Jr. of Spencer and Oral of Grantsville; a daughter, Ruth Nichols of Otto Route, Spencer; a brother, Elza Waggoner of Sand Ridge, Calhoun County; 37 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

Her late husband was Perry Nichols Sr.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, the Rev. Dorsey Marks officiating, with burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery near Arnoldsburg. Friends may call at the funeral home.

(James Perry Kendall)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BOBBY LEE NICHOLSON

8/5/1999

Bobby Lee Nicholson, 58, of Grantsville, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Wilbert and Ona White Nicholson.

Surviving are three sons, Gary S. Nicholson of Frankfurt, Ohio, Shannon Lee Nicholson of Akron, Ohio, and Tommy Lee Nicholson of Grantsville; two daughters, Lieca Goodrich of Sand Ridge and Roberta Kay Nicholson of Grantsville; four sisters, Wyvonda Turner of Grantsville and Alma Freed, Charolett Stevens and Betty Wilson, all of Big Bend; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles "Tootie" Nicholson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CHARLES NICHOLSON

6/19/1997

Charles "Tootie" Nicholson, 53, of Grantsville, died Wednes-day, June 11, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late Wilbert and Ona Kelly Nicholson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and was employed by B.F. Goodrich Co., Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva Schoolcraft Nicholson; two daughters, Malissa Richards and Angie Robinson, both of Grants-ville; one brother, Bobby Nicholson of Grantsville; four sisters, Betty Wilson and Alma Freed, both of Big Bend, and Wyvonda Turner and Charlotte Hardman, both of Grantsville.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/17/1994

CHARLES NICHOLSON

Charles R. "Dickie" Nicholson, 76, of Rt. 3, McConnelsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1994, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio, of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Avon, a son of Dulcie "Dutch" Nicholson of New Milton, and the late Amos Edward Nicholson. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and Korean War. He retired in 1981 from Consolidated Gas Corp., Yellow Creek Station, Calhoun County, after 30 years of service as a compressor station operator. He was a member of Salem VFW Post 9151, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Helen L. Greathouse Nicholson of West Union; two daughters, Judith Hickman of Williamstown and Loretta Sue Nicholson of West Union; eight sons, Richard Kelley Nicholson of Salem, Clifton Edward Nicholson and Jerry Lynn Nicholson, both of McConnelsville, Edward Charles Nicholson and Donald Ray "Flip" Nicholson, both of West Union, Lloyd Dale Nicholson and Garry Lee Nicholson, both of Beverly, and Richard Leon Nicholson of Baltimore, Md.; six sisters, Marie Polan of Buckhannon, Opal Shafer of Springfield, Ohio, Burtie Ward of Belpre, Carrie Cumberledge of Mt. Clare, Nancy Skinner of Mineral Wells and Betty Shafer of Warren, Ohio; four brothers, Eugene Nicholson of Weston, Denzil Nicholson of Rosemont, Roy K. Nicholson and Milton Dean Nicholson, both of New Milton; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Louise Dell; and one brother, Phillip Nicholson.

Services were held at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, with Rev. Paul Flanigan officiating. Burial was in Middle Island Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, New Milton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DELBERT L. NICHOLSON

1/8/1998

Delbert Lewis Nicholson, 75, of Sand Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, at his residence.

He was born in Copen, Braxton County, a son of the late Doesey and Bertha Steel Nicholson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a former employee of Grafton Foundry, Grafton, Ohio. He was a stockman and a farmer. He was a member of Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Clara B. Runyon Nicholson of Sand Ridge; five daughters, Barbara Sue Reinard of Woodsbridge, Va., Sandra Mae Hess and Rebecca Lynne Hess, both of Glenville, Donna Faye Nicholson of West Virginia and Dolly Jean Hickman of Grantsville; three sons, Delbert Junior Nicholson and Leonard Dewayne Nicholson, both of Grantsville, and Timothy Lewis Nicholson of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters; two brothers; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial will be in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Clay VFW Post 4419.

Visitation was scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ALLEN NITZ

8/12/1999

Allen D. Nitz, 65, died Monday, July, 26, 1999, in Barberton, Ohio.

He was born in Millstone, the son of the late Greela and Opal Starcher Nitz. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post 1066, American Legion, Barberton Liedertafel, The Hungarian Club, and The Jedota Club. He was retired from Ford Motor Co. with 27 years of service.

Surviving are his former wife, Frances M. Nitz of Barberton, Ohio; one son, Allen Nitz of Hartville, Ohio; three daughters, Barbara Gabel of Barberton, Victoria Gabel of North Royalton, Ohio, Lisa Vanarsdale of Akron, Ohio; eight grandchildren; six brothers, Robert of Baltimore, Md., Eugene of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Donald, John, Richard and Glendon, all of Barberton; two sisters, Norma Kirtley and Carol Travis, both of Barberton; and a friend, Martha Long.

Services were held at Cox's Funeral Home, Barberton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, with military graveside services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HELEN NELLIE NITZ

7/1/1999

Helen Nellie Nitz, 74, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at her son's home in Bushnell, Fla.

She was born in Sycamore. She was a past cafeteria worker at South Sumter High School and was a member of Lake Panasoffkee VFW Post #10084 Ladies Auxiliary and a Methodist.

Surviving are one son, Stan Nitz of Bushnell; two brothers, William Sturm and Frank Sturm, both of Barberton, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Lou Bailey and Jan Lovell, both of Barberton; one uncle, Wood Bennett of Port Charlotte, Fla.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WILLIAM FOSTER NITZ

2/12/1998

William Foster Nitz, 85, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, a son of the late Dee and Mary Goff Nitz. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific on the USS Mazama. He retired from Dils Brothers Dept. Store after 32 years of service and was a 44- year member of Stout Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his friend and caregiver, Golda Preston of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Zelma Barker of Fultonham, Ohio, and Meryl Price of Arnoldsburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Husk Nitz; one daughter, Lora Marzetta Park; five brothers, Ivy, Greely, Otis, Carl and Fenton Nitz; one sister, Freda Sauer; and one granddaughter, Jenifer Park.

Services were held at Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Lindsay Thorp officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DELMER L. NORMAN

3/5/1998

Delmer L. Norman, 69, of Normantown, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born in Shock, a son of the late Foster and Autie Groves Norman. He was valedictorian of Normantown High School Class of 1948 and attended Glenville State College. He retired from Koppers Corp. in 1990 with 39 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Normantown, having served as a trustee. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #24, AF&AM, of Grantsville, Gilmer County Republicans, and Friends of Gilmer Public Library.

Surviving are his wife of eight years, Doris Gerwig Norman; one daughter, Lori Frame of Troy; seven stepdaughters, Tonya Newman of Madison Heights, Va., Jane Howard and Beverly White, both of Lagrange, Ohio, Margaret Maurer of Grafton, Ohio, Ruth Ann Miller of Gassaway, Debi Jenkins of Glenville and Marlene Reisinger of Medina, Ohio; two stepsons, James Wilmoth of Wellington, Ohio, and Brian Wilmoth of Spencer, Ohio; one brother, Randolph Norman of Rayland, Ohio; three sisters, Mavis Miller of Shock, Hazel Griffin of Alta Loma, Tex., and Etta Miller of Ravenswood; three granddaughters; 35 stepgrandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/10/1995

ROMIE NORMAN

Romie Norman, 90, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Edward E. and Nannie M. Suttles Norman. He formerly worked at B.F. Goodrich, Akron. He also worked as a timberman and a pipeliner. He enjoyed beekeeping.

Surviving are his wife, Elva E. Smith of Clover; four daughters, Jackalea Ice of Spencer, Sharon Sue Scott of Williams Road, Va., Jean King of Parkersburg and Clara Knowles of Allegheny, N.Y.; three sons, David Norman, Larry King and Gary King, all of Spencer; three sisters, Gracie Bird and Hallie Trail, both of Akron, and Ocie Brock of Tice, Fla.; three brothers, Winnie Norman and Hugh Norman, both of Akron, and Elmore Norman of Spencer; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Mildred Norman; four sisters, Tempie Chitty, Jennie Salisbury, Osvie Norman and one infant; and two brothers, Orland Norman and David Norman.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Evangelist Larry Haught officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

TERESA NORMAN

4/10/1997

Teresa Norman, 69, of Millstone, died Friday, April 4, 1997, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Edgar and Frona Butler Wears. She retired from Spencer State Hospital and was a member of Arnoldsburg Southern Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Orville Norman; three sons, William Ray Finkenbinder of Orma, Timothy Finkenbinder of Orrville, Ohio, and David Finkenbinder of Millstone; three daughters, Linda Sampson of Elizabeth, Barbara "Bobbi" Nicholas of Orma and Diana Sampson of Millstone; one sister, Edna Falls of Glenville; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Shirley Greathouse and Ray Greathouse; and two brothers, Raymond Wears and Erman Wears.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLIAM H. NORMAN

7/24/1997

William H. Norman, 80, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, July 20, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late George Washington and Maude Greathouse Norman.

He was a member of Laborer's Local 1085.

Surviving are his wife, Dimpsie Blosser Norman of Parkers-burg; two sons, Terry Michael Norman and William G. Norman, both of Parkersburg; six daughters, Deloris Sams of Belleville, Loretta Carpenter, Hope Norman, Ellen Waterman, Jenny Gaines, all of Parkersburg, and Betty Jacks of Florida; three sisters, Maggie Richards of Big Bend and Bernadine Braham and Dortha Gant, both of Parkersburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Norman; one daughter, Rebecca Norman; and three sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/3/1994

HAROLD GENE NORRIS

Harold Gene Norris, 58, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Born June 30, 1936, at London Mills, Ill., he was a son of the late Andrew and Nelda Ulm Norris. He was the builder and owner of Norris Screen and Manufacturing Co. of Princeton, W. Va. He attended First Baptist Church and Enon Baptist Church, both of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Norris; one daughter, Mrs. Denise Meek of Phoenix, Ariz.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Sherry McCroskey of Grantsville; one step-son, Donnie Nichols of Mt. Zion; one grandson, Joshua Meek of Phoenix, Ariz.; four step-grandchildren, April and Brad McCroskey of Grantsville and Dustyn and Breeann Nichols of Mt. Zion; one uncle, Eldon Ulm of Avon, Ill.; and one aunt, Ruth Painter of Astoria, Ill.

Funeral Services were held at First Baptist Church of Grantsville with Rev. James Pearson, Rev. Kenneth Heiney, and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers included Euell Hoskins, Jr., Jerry Riggs, Larry Morton, Jim Stump, William Morrison, Doug Stull, Albert Smith, and Donnie Johnson.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

OTA NORTHROP

Ota Jarvis Starcher Northrop, 91, of Ivydale, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John T. "Decker" and Lydia Alice Hensley Jarvis. She was a Glenville State College graduate and a retired elementary school teacher. She was a member of Big Otter Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Elva May and Mardell Nevans, both of Ivydale, and Lydia Gay Asbury of Jonesville, N.C.; two sons, Marlyn Starcher and Carol "Kayo" Starcher, both of Ivydale; one stepdaughter, Vesta Arnold of Arnoldsburg; 31 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruby Metheney.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Pat Greene officiating. Burial was in Sy Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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