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"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/21/1994

THOMAS W. PARFITT

Thomas Webster Parfitt, 67, of Lake Wylie, S.C., formerly of Spencer, died Sunday, Apr. 10, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Meigs County, Ohio, a son of the late Thomas Webster and Florence B. Queen Parfitt II. He was a retired oil field driller and a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Casto Parfitt; three sons, Anthony Ray Parfitt and Thomas Wayne Parfitt, both of the home, and Russell Talmadge Parfitt of Kent, Ohio; two daughters, Angela Marie Wallace of Jenkinjones and Patricia Lee Smith of Reedy; two stepsons, William Richard Isaac and Randall Evan Isaac, both of Spencer; one stepdaughter, Lynda Parfitt of Ohio; two step brothers, John Parfitt and Harry Parfitt, both of Nelsonville, Ohio; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews in Calhoun County.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/2/1995

JAMES D. PARK

James D. Park, 74, of Newtown, Mingo County, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1995, at Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ken., after an extended illness.

He was born in Creston, a son of Mabel Davis Park of Elizabeth and the late William Henry Park. He retired from the military after 20 years of service in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He was a prisoner of war while serving in the Eurpoean Theater during World War II and also was a Korean War veteran.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Ilene Mitchell Park; two brothers, Charles Park of Newark and Marlin Park of Burning Springs; two sisters, Mary Bock and Marie Snyder, both of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Dean Ash and Rev. Edgar Cooper officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Groundhog, near Creston, with military rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

IMOGENE PARKER

8/14/1997

Imogene Parker, 62, of Bloomfield, Mo., formerly of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of Harold Parker of Glenville and the late Mable Barnett Parker.

She was Protestant.

Surviving are two brothers, Donald Parker of Indiana and Joseph Parker of Parkersburg; and four sisters, Carolene Huntoon of Bloomfield, and Patricia Shaffer, Violet Teters and Della Mae Parker, all of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Parker; and one sister, Juanita Parker. Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home with Rev. Harley E. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LETHA T. PARKS

11/19/1998

Letha T. Parks, 87, of Spencer, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at her residence.

Surviving are her husband, Lester Parks; one daughter, Virginia Crislip of Laurel, Md.; two grandchildren, Charlotte Rider of Joker and Connie Reza of Greensboro, Md.; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/14/1995

ALICE PARSONS

Alice Parsons, 80, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1995, at her nephew's residence in Williamstown after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John W. and Emma Lona Parsons Parsons. She retired from the State of West Virginia, having worked in the Capitol Building. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are three sisters, Amanda Sims of Parkersburg, Roxie Cain of Sayresville, Ohio, and Dola Nichols of Orma; and several nieces and nephews, including Russell Taylor of Williams-town.

She was preceded in death by one infant daughter; three sisters, Effie Metz, Virgie Hardway and Lucy Nichols; and one brother, Simon Parsons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Perry L. Stewart officiating. Burial was in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/4/1995

GRETTA INEZ PARSONS

Gretta Inez Parsons, 68, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, April 24, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Minnora, a daughter of Maude Arnold Parsons of Mt. Zion, and the late William Vear Parsons, Sr.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two brothers, William Vear Parsons, Jr., of Orange, Calif., and Gorden Parsons of Downey, Calif.; two sisters, Evon Hawkins of Mt. Zion and Wilma Webb of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jennings Parsons, in 1985; two infant brothers; and one infant sister.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/20/1995

ICA SCHARTIGER PARSONS

Ica Schartiger Parsons, 92, of Fairborn, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 1995, in Green Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John and Mollie Schartiger of Orma. She was a member of Fairborn St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Vioma Lykin of Florida and Naomi Ruth Lykin of Fairborn; a son, Roma K. Parsons, Jr., of Fairborn; a daughter-in-law, Vernamae Parsons of Springfield; a brother, Charles Schartiger of Hartville, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roma Kaiser Parsons, Sr.,; two sons, Edsel G. Parsons and Clifford M. Parsons; a daughter, Mary Louise Parsons; four sisters; and a granddaughter.

Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/21/1996

IRA PARSONS, JR.

Ira Parsons, Jr., 77, of Arnoldsburg, formerly of Washington County, died Tuesday, Mar. 12, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Ira and Martha Marks Parsons. He was a World War II veteran, and was employed at Dravo Corp., Marietta, for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1983.

Surviving are his wife, Vina Marks Parsons; four daughters, Sharon Duff of Dart, Patty Parsons, and Nancy Stevens, both of Marietta, and Linda Kinney of Whipple; several brothers and sisters; three grandchildren, Mike Stevens of Marietta and Sherry Duff and Kelly Carpenter, both of Dart; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Sayres Parsons.

Services were held at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Lowell, with military rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/10/1994

JOSEPH PARSONS

Joseph Parsons, 85, of Munday, died Saturday, Mar. 5, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Henry C. and Lucy Tucker Parsons. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three sons, Teddy Parsons, Dalton Parsons, and Henry Parsons, all of Munday; two brothers, Manford Parsons of Elizabeth and Everett Parsons of Petroleum; three sisters, Ocie Cottrill of Elizabeth, Vada Reip of Orma and Emily Cottrill of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gathie Parsons, in 1982, two daughters, four sisters, and four brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jerry Cottrill officiating. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Parkersburg News" - Thursday, Oct 7, 1976 issue page 12 -

JOSHUA PARSONS

GRANTSVILLE ---Joshua Parsons--- Joshua Peter Parsons, 96, of Normantown, Gilmer County, died Wednesday morning, Oct 6, 1976 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Lewis County, son of the late Nathaniel and Ann Carpenter Parsons. He was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at Normantown.

Survivors include two sons, Discoe Parsons of Normantown and Decoe Parsons of Arlington, Va., six daughters, Eva Moore, Madge Jarvis, both of Grantsville, Pearl Minney of Lockney, Maple McKinney of Vienna, Va., Mary Hart of Belpre, OH, Lula Conley of Huntington, WV one sister Vinnie Criss of Spencer, 26 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Malisse Jane James Parsons, one son, Roscoe; one daughter, Mamie Hardman, both of Grantsville, WV, three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be at 2 PM Friday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2pm today.

(Gail Ann Bragg Harris, granddaughter)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/12/1994

KATHLEEN PARSONS

Kathleen Ferrebee Parsons, 53, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, May 7, 1994, at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Stacie McCune Allen of Grantsville and the late Howard Ferrebee. She was a housewife and a member of Kanawha Baptist Church, Leachtown. Surviving are two sons, Samuel R. Parsons of Mineral Wells and Randall L. Parsons of Washington; two daughters, Diana L. Parsons of Mineral Wells and Leisa D. Cronin of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; a brother, Roger L. Allen of Grantsville; and two sisters, Murlene Tallhammer of Grantsville and Wanda Cain of Cleveland.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lowell Allen.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial was in Metz Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LAURA B. PARSONS

2/11/1999

Laura B. Parsons, 78, of Petroleum, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Care Haven of Pleasants, Belmont, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Prudence Orcheid of Akron, Ohio, and the late Harley Greathouse. She was a homemaker and a member of Frozen Chapel Baptist Church, Shock.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Everett Parsons; two sons, Harley Parsons of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Kenny Parsons of Petroleum; seven daughters, Virginia Wright of Shock, Kathleen Green of Akron, Wanda Parsons of Parkersburg, Maggie Bolen of Creston, Ohio, Kathy Morris of Stumptown, and Shelia Halstead and April Halstead, both of Elizabeth; one sister, Olie Parsons of Elizabeth; one half-sister, Mary Jance Ice of Ohio, five half-brothers, Marvin, Harold, Robert, Harlin and Bill Orcheid, all of Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, James Orcheid; her step-mother, Irene Greathouse; a half-brother, Newton Orcheid; and an infant son, Harold Dean Parsons.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Porter officiating, and burial in Lambert Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/23/1995

MARY V. PARSONS

Mary V. Parsons, 46, of Mt. Clair, Harrison County, died Wednesday, Mar. 15, 1995, at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born in Oka, a daughter of Cora Hicks of Chloe and the late Iras Hicks. She was a 1968 graduate of Calhoun County High School and lived in North Carolina for many years. She was a homemaker and member of Gordge Savings Baptist Church, Spring Lakes, N.C.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Denzil "Jack" Parsons; three daughters, Joyce Stafford of San Antonio, Tex., Stephanie Collins of Fayetteville, N.C., and Beth Parsons of the home; a son, Ryan Parsons of the home; six brothers, Gene Hicks of Crown City, Jarrett Hicks of Statesville, N.C., Caroll "Buck" Hicks of Nicut, Edward Hicks, Donald Hicks and Forest Hicks, all of Chloe; five sisters, Francis Edwin of Parkersbirg, Gwendolyn Simmons of Minnora, Sue Sampson of Mineral Wells, Patricia Siers of Chloe and Margarett Lantz of Mt. Clair; and two grandchildren.

The body was cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date with internment in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 January 2000

ORLANDO PARSONS

Orlando Parsons, 77, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Andy and Olive Butler Parsons. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a former employee of Holly Nester Farms, Millstone.

Surviving are one brother, Ernest Parsons of Spencer, and two sisters, Audrey Todd of Akron, Ohio, and Marie Mathewson of Winter Haven, Fla.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RONZEL PARSONS

1/14/1999

Ronzel R. Parsons, 83, of Winter Haven, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at his home.

He was born in Stinson and moved from Millstone to Winter Haven in 1977. He was a well-tender for Consolidated Natural Gas Co. in West Virginia and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Protestant and a member of Masonic Lodge, Linden.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Parsons of Winter Haven and Robert Parsons of Fairlawn, Ohio; one daughter, Frances Knotts of Auburndale, Fla.; one sister, Orpha Coen of Seville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grand-child.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audra Parsons. Services were held at Auburndale Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VINA PARSONS

3/4/1999

Vina G. Parsons, 81, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Fred and Mina Rush Marks. She was a member of Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Big Bend, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are five daughters, Juanita Cottrill of Sand Ridge, Geraldine Parsons of Orma, Hester Brant of Lake City, Fla., Ruth Parsons of Canton, Ohio, and Evelyn Roberts of Parkersburg; three sons, Carl Harris of Mt. Zion, Donald Harris of Arnoldsburg and Chester Harris of Orma; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and four step-daughters.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wesley Harris, and her second husband, Ira Parsons.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VIRGINIA PARSONS

4/15/1999

Virginia Mae Parsons, 83, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Apr. 11, 1999, at her home.

She is the daughter of the late Telefay and Effie Starkey Godfrey.

Surviving are four sons, George Parsons and Cecil Parsons, both of Grantsville, Holly Parsons of Nobe and James Parsons of Oran, Mo.; two daughters, Louise Davis of Parkersburg and Catherine Jones of Pennsboro; three brothers, John Godfrey and Bill Godfrey, both of Grantsville, and Robert Godfrey of Parkersburg; one sister, Vera Conrad of Spencer; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Parsons; four daughters, Geraldine Parsons, Melvinnie Parsons, Annalee Husk and Myoka Parsons; three brothers, George Godfrey, Arland Godfrey and Ernest Godfrey; and one sister, Ruth Kellar.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Darrill Hashman officiating, and burial in Hunt Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/22/1996

JEWELL B. PARTIN

Jewell B. Partin, 73, of Fort Pierce, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce.

She was born in Altizer, a daughter of the late George and Esther Naylor Gibson. She was a nursing supervisor at Fort Pierce Memorial Hospital for 10 years and a registered nurse and former nursing supervisor at Akron City Hospital. She had been a resident of Fort Pierce for 39 years where she was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Surviving is one brother, Delbert Scott of Akron.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Partin.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/27/1995

KATHRYN P. PENINGER

Kathryn Pauline Peninger, 87, of Vienna, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, April 23, 1995, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

She was born in Richwood, a daughter of the late Rev. Willie Dell and Ora VanHorn Burns. She was a 10-year resident of Vienna, was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and served in various churches as a teacher and choir member.

Surviving are one daughter, Eva "Bunny" Bennett Turner of Vienna; two grandddaughters, Sandra Hinzman Davitian and Reva Dyanne Alkire, both of Vienna; one step-grandson, Steven Turner of Dunedin Fla.; one step-granddaughter, Jane P. Kiger of Vienna; two great-grandsons; six step-great-grandsons; two step-great-granddaughters; one step-great-great-granddaughter; four nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene B. Peninger; three sisters, Lela R. Mitcham, Maude Waldo Klabbatz and Eva O. Burns; and one step-great-granddaughter.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. John Koemer officiating, and graveside services on Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WILLIAM P. PEPPER

12/3/1998

William P. (Red) Pepper, 69, of Macfarlan, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, while deer hunting in Ritchie County.

He was born at Brohard, the son of the late Roy C. and Sarah Jane Lynch Pepper. He was a retired block layer and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and harvesting yellow root and ginseng.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Jean Hepner Pepper; two sons, Ronnie Pepper and Terry Pepper, both of Petroleum; one daughter, Sharon Tingler of Parkersburg; one brother, Roy E. Pepper of Frostburg, Md.; one sister, Delma M. Grim of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Jane Pepper; three brothers, Dale Pepper, Harry Pepper and Don Pepper; and two sisters, Bernadine Reed and Kathryn Smith.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Gladson Grim officiating and military honors by American Legion Post #55, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/21/1994

SUSIE J. PERRINE

Susie J. Perrine, 83, of Shock, died Saturday, July 16, 1994, at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Sarah Cottrell Riffle. She retired from Spencer State Hospital as a psychiatric aide with more than 17 years of service. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter, Gerry Moore of Lockney; a son, Nelson Duane Riffle of Shock; two brothers Thomas Riffle of Massillon, Ohio, and Nelson Riffle of Ypsilanti, Mich,, and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Perrine; four sisters; and a brother. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Roger Stewart officiating. Burial was in Stout Cemetery, Flatwoods.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 December 1999

BERNARD PERRY

Bernard Perry, 60, of Palestine, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Wayne County, the son of Garfield Perry of Chesapeake, Ohio, and the late Myrtle Billips. He was owner of Perry's Tire Center and member of Snyder Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Maxine; two sons, Jason and Billy of the home; one daughter, Melody Swearingen of Grantsville; five brothers, Eugene and Delbert Napier and Alpha, Kenneth and Bill Perry, all of Wayne; four sisters, Ethel Collins, Garnett Maynard and Bonnie Plybon of Huntington and Rosa Watts of Chesapeake; and three grandsons, Zachary, Tyler and Ryan Swearingen.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn.

Services were held at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Farley Blankenship and Rev. Gallie Watts officiating. Burial was in Wayne County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DREXEL PERRY, SR.

5/22/1997

Drexel Perry, Sr., 82, of Lowell, Ohio, died Thursday, Mar. 13, 1997, at Heartland, Marietta.

He was born in Logan, a son of the late John Quincy and Lola Lee Parsons Perry, Sr. He was retired as a foreman for Brockway Glass after 33 years of service. He was a farmer and a member of National Rifle Association and Vienna Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Virginia Stump Perry; four sons, Drexel L. Perry, Jr., Jeffrey Perry and Scott Perry, all of Lowell, and Michael Perry of Buena, N.J.; three daughters, Donis Yoder of Waterford, Brenda May of Athens and Vicki Reed of Land of Lakes, Fla.; one sister, Wilda Baker of Parkersburg; six brothers, Howard Perry of Whipple, Romeo Perry of Vincent, Edward Perry of Vienna, and John Perry, Ellis Perry and Burl Perry, all of Lowell; 25 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, James David Perry; one stepson, Richard Perry; and two brothers, Woodrow Perry and Genesee Perry.

Services were held at Beverly Baptist Church, with Pastor David Snyder officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Lowell.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/24/1996

MILDRED M. PETTIT

Mildred M. Pettit, 91, of Munday, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

She was born in Munday, a daughter of the late Thomas James and Mary Ellen Richard Bell. She was a homemaker and a long time member of Bell Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Lewis Pettit and Tom Pettit, both of Munday, and Jack Pettit of Tanner; one daughter, Shirley Thomas of Mineral Wells; one sister, Ada Wilson of Munday; 15 grand-children; 21 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Pettit, in 1977; one son, Norman Pettit; one daughter, Norma McCune; one brother, Shirley Bell; one sister, Addie Bell; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Alfred R. Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/1/1996

CAROLINE PETTY

Caroline "June" Petty, 56, of Massillon, Ohio, died Saturday, July 20, 1996, at the home of her sister in Mentor, Ohio.

She was born in Grantsville, daughter of Oren and Virginia Haddox Clayton. She lived in Massillon since 1964. She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 190 Auxiliary.

Surviving are one daughter, Chris Garlando of Massillon; one son, Tim Petty of Massillon; one step-son, Jearald Petty of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Donna Maxwell of Mentor, three brothers, Jerry Clayton of Olmstead Falls, Ohio; David Wright of Eastlake, Ohio, and John Wright of Lyndhurst, Ohio; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Petty, in 1995; and a grandson.

Services were held at Paquelet Funeral Home, Massillon, with Rev. Alan Swinderman officiating. Burial was in Massillon Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


11/23/1995

CHARLES E. PETTY

Charles E. Petty, 57, of Massillon, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995, at his home following a year long illness.

He was born in Beatrice, a son of the late Frank and Mabel Morris Petty. He moved to Canton in 1950 and to Massillon in 1964. He graduated from Timken High School in 1956. He retired from Republic Engineered Steels in August, and was a member of Eagles 190.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Caroline "June" Clayton Petty; a daughter, Kelly (Christopher) Garlando of Massillon; two sons, Jearold Petty of Akron and Tim Petty of Massillon; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Petty; a grandson, Christopher Garlando; a sister; and a brother.

Services were held at Paquelet Funeral Home, Massillon, with Rev. J. Daniel Frost officiating. Burial was in Massillon Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000

JAMES PFEFFER

James Noel Pfeffer, 65, of Millstone, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Dearborn, Mich., the son of Lillian and the late James N. Pfeffer, Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Marie Sandel; one daughter, Laura Caroline Sandel Pfeffer; three brothers, ron Pfeffer of Spring Hill, Fla., Bob Pfeffer of Livonia, Mich., and John Pfeffer of South Lyon, Mich.; two sisters, Ann Brackman of Hamburg, Mich., and Denise Stinn of Millstone; 14 nieces and nephews; and four great-nieces and great- nephews.

Mass of the Resurrection was held at The Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, spencer, with Rev. Don Tranel officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Millstone. Memorial donations may be made to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining, NY 10562, or to Housecalls, Homehealth and Hospice, P.O. Box 911, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 November 1999

DIXIE PHILLIPS

Dixie R. Wilson Phillips, 82, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Minnora, the daughter of the late Lynch and Martha Conley Webb. She was a member of Cornerstone Church, Vienna.

Surviving are one daughter, Nora Minnick of Parkersburg; one brother, Jack Webb of Millstone; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Wilson, in 1947; her second husband, William Phillips, in 1982; four brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatum Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mark Wilding officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ELDRIDGE PHILLIPS, JR.

10/1/98

Eldridge Phillips, Jr., 54, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at CAMC-Memorial Division, Charleston, following a brief illness.

He was born in Upshire, the son of the late Eldridge and Beulah Phillips. He was a carryout at Grantsville Foodland.

Surviving are his wife, Lenn Phillips of Grantsville; and a daughter, Debby Parsons, and grandson, Cody Parsons, both of Five Forks.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DON PHIPPS

6/17/1999

Don K. Phipps, 78, of Albany, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Spurlockville, the son of the late Morgan T. and Victoria Clay Phipps. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Athens Disabled American Veterans. He was a retired U.S. Postal Service employee.

Surviving are two sons, Paul K. Phipps of Albany and Okey Wayne Phipps of Laurelville, Ohio; three sisters, Maggie Aldredge and Dora Saunders, both of Florida, and Pearl Lewis of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Millard Phipps; three sisters, Maude Paulie and Myrtie and Minda Spurlock; and one grandson, Steven Phipps.

Services were held at Bean Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Jim Stewart officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MAXINE PIERCE

5/22/1997

Maxine Pierce, 73, of Waverly, Ohio, died Friday, May 16, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late C.E. and Audrey Gainer Garretson. She was a member of St. Paul Independent Church, Waverly.

Surviving are one sister, Jeane Linderman of Waverly; one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; two nephews; one niece; and three great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Bryan Kendall; her second husband, Kenneth Pierce; and one son, Charles A. Stevens.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was at the family's convenience.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/25/1995

GLENNA WEEKLEY PILGRIM

Glenna Weekley Pilgrim, 67, of Homeland, Calif., died Monday, May 15, 1995, at a nursing home near Homeland, after an extended illness.

She was born at Nicut, a daughter of the late Fred W. Weekley and Lear Parsons Weekley of Akron, Ohio. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Smiley Pilgrim of Homeland; one daughter, Sheila Forman of San Jacinto, Calif.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Sharon Hill of Linboro, Md.; five brothers, Paul Weekley of Knoxville, Tenn., Lowell Weekley of Spencer, Loy Weekley of Canton, Ohio, Bill Weekley of Wooster, Ohio, and Carroll Weekley of Parkersburg; step-mother, Opal Weekley, Vienna; two step-sisters, Geneva Lucas of Kingman, Ariz., and Barbara Smith of Washington, W.Va.; one step-brother, Larry Cottrell of Orma.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Weekley, in 1994.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/27/1994

GLADYS RUTH PITTS

Gladys Ruth Pitts, 83, of Charleston, died Friday, Jan. 21, 1994, at New Martinsville Health Care Center, after an extended illness.

She was born in Tyler County, a daughter of the late L. G. and Orpha Cain Pitts. She was a graduate of Doddridge County High School and Parkersburg Business College. She was retired from Crown Supply Co., Charleston, and was a member of Baptist Temple, Charleston.

Surviving are two brothers, L. G. "Jack" Pitts and Donald M. Pitts, both of Grantsville; and two sisters, Marguerite Dykeman of Lindside and Orpha Lee Blackmer of Belleview, Fla.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Freeman Cemetery, West Union.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/28/1994

MERL PLACE

Merl Place, 83, of Belmont, died Thurdsay, July 21, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a short illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Frank and Victoria Reip. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasants County Senior Citizens and Centenary Methodist Church, Cutler. She attended Belmont Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Donald Place of St. Marys, Larry Place of Valencia, Calif., and Michael Place of Dayton; two daughters, Thelma Cooper of Brookings, Ore., and Ruth Roberts of Parkersburg; 15 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Place, in 1984; two infant sons, Jimmy Place and Joe Place; and three sisters, Goldie Reip, Maude Reip, and Edith Reip.

Services were held at Spencer Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Brian Weber officiating. Burial was in Centenary Cemetery, Cutler.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/17/1995

DESSEL M. PLANT

Dessel Morrison Plant, 88, of Nella's Inc., Crystal Springs, formerly of Elkins, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995, after a brief illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Roy and Ida Collins Morrison. She attended Grantsville schools and worked for the former Montgomery Ward and Sears stores. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and attended First United Methodist Church, Elkins.

Surviving are one step-grandson, Scott Kitzmiller of Bristol, Ind.; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert R. Plant, in 1985; one son, Richard Plant; two brothers, Troea Morrison and Cody Morrison; and one sister, Dolly Marteney.

Services were held at John W. Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home, Elkins, with Rev. Basil A. Hensley officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDITH GREY PLANT

1/7/1999

Edith Grey Plant, 82, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Amos and Virginia Craddock Gibson.

She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Joann Kerby and Donna Erlewine, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Ada Nutter of Grantsville and Eloise Huffman of Winfield: one brother, Orlando Gibson of Clinton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Plant, and two daughters, Joyce Lynn Plant and Janet M. Geiger.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLARD J. PLANTE, JR.

6/12/1997

Willard J. Plante, Jr., 65, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena, Fla.

He was born in Grantsville, and moved to Florida in 1985 from Cleveland. He was a millwright for 40 years in Cleveland and St. Petersburg and also worked for Ford Motor Co. in Ohio. He was a member of United Autoworkers Union 1040, Cleveland.

Surviving are two sons, James and Jeff, both of St. Petersburg; two stepsons, Kenny Kravanis of Brunswick, Ohio, and Randy Kravanis of Berea, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Dawn Kravanis of Berea; one brother, Sammy of Charleston; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel, with Rev. W. Edward Fine officiating. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JUNE POLING

3/6/1997

June Poling, 67, of Norton, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997.

She was a resident of Norton for 45 years and was a member of Norton Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Glenn Poling; three daughters, Emma Lee Bonin, Jo Ann Haymaker, and Nora Wilson; four brothers, Pell Kendell, Pat Kendell, Frank Kendell, and Virgil 'Budge' Kendell of Sand Ridge; one sister, Tessie Elliott; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Vearl Boone.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Norton, with pastor Dwight Strickland officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

VIRGINIA D. POLING

4/2/1998

Virginia D. Poling, 64, of Millstone died Friday, March 27, 1998, at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of Rosie Fall Hicks of Arnoldsburg and the late Earl Hicks. She was a homemaker.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Junior Cleo Poling of Millstone and one daughter, Carolyn Cain of Millstone. Two sons, Timothy Cleo and Richard Lee Poling, both of Millstone; five grandchildren; three brothers, Darius Hicks of Arnoldsburg, Dayton Hicks of Orma and James Hicks of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Leota Linehan of Neward, Ohio and Mary Groves of Lockney.

She was preceeded in death by a sister, Bevis Thomas and two brothers, Ronnie and Woody Hicks.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in the Poline-Marks Cemetery near Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JEANNE POLLACK

2/4/1999

Jeanne Smith Pollack, 61, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at her residence from complications of a heart condition.

She was born at Spencer, the daughter of the late Lewis E. and Thelma Hardman Smith. She was a 1954 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She received a BA in 1958 from West Virginia University and an MA in 1962 from New York University's Graduate Institute of Book Publishing.

She lived and worked in New York City during the 1960's and was employed by several publishing firms, including Simon and Schuster, Dell, and Penguin Books. She worked as hostess at Bitter End coffee house, New York, and played music with well-known musicians. She met her late husband Merrill Pollack in New York and they moved back to Calhoun County in the early 1970's to start a publishing company, Seneca Books, in Grantsville. She taught school in Calhoun County, coached the Calhoun County Academic Team, instructed Glenville State College's extension courses, was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, and was on the board at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

Surviving are one daughter, Laure Reed of Elizabeth; one sister, Kathryn Smith Sayre of Vero Beach, Fla.; four step-children, Diana Kerwin of Cliffside Park, N.J., and Elsie Wood, Steven Pollack and Anne Pollack, all of New York City; three nieces, Diana J. Sayre of Charleston, Natalie S. Romage of Big Bend and Melanie S. Smith of Atlanta, Ga., one nephew, David L. Sayre of Charleston; two great-nieces, Katie Smyth of Big Bend and Jessica Sayre of Charleston; and two great-nephews, James Smyth of Big Bend and Sean O'Callaghan of Atlanta.

She was preceded in death in addition to her husband by one brother, Robert Smith, and one niece, Leslie Smith.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Art Bennett officiating. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ERMAL PONDUR

12/11/1997

Ermal Pondur, 89, of Americare-Glenville, formerly of Shock, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Americare-Glenville.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Wilford Bertie and Minnie Catherine Smith Vanhorn. She was a homemaker and a member of Shock Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, Blair Bryan Hardman of Barberton, Ohio; one daughter, Clara Bernice Wolfe of Stumptown; one brother, Harley Vanhorn of Barberton; three sisters, Genevieve Schneider of Barberton, Bessie Weaver of Parkersburg and Zella Robinson of Marshallville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Gene Miller officiating, and burial in Collins Community Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/5/1996

CLONDELL L. PORRECA

Clondell L. Porreca, 75, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Aug. 30, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Edward P. and Nellie Snider Ferrell. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Xavier Catholic Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Bleigh of Parkersburg; two sisters, Mildred Johnson of Elyria, Ohio, and Margaret Wiseman of Parkersburg; one brother, Edward Udell Ferrell of Mt. Zion; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Michael P. O'Reilly officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LLOYD D. POSEY

3/27/1997

Lloyd Denzil Posey, 79, of Weston, died Sunday, Mar. 23, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late Lloyd and Maggie Clark Posey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from B&O Railroad after 37 years of service. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie Belt Posey of Weston; two daughters, Carol Johnson of Grantsville and Bonnie Griffith of Drotwood, Ohio; one son, Frank Posey of Dayton; two brothers, Robert Posey of Weston and Herbert Posey of Warren, Ohio; one sister, Edna Riffle of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Everett Posey, Paul Posey and Nelson Posey; and one infant sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Peterson Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/11/1996

BERNARD POSTALWAIT

Bernard Postalwait, 75, of Rosedale, died Tuesday, April 2, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Frank and Tida Wright Postalwait. He was a retired tool dresser in the oil field industry.

Surviving are his wife, Sonya Johnson Postalwait; two sons, Kevin Postalwait of Weston and Frankie Postalwait of Rosedale; one daughter, Tina Frame of Frametown; two sisters, Cleo Hancock of Rosedale and Arlou Laws of St. Albans; three brothers, Carl Postalwait of Rosedale, Donald "Jim" Postalwait of Spencer and Jack Postalwait of San Antonio, Tex.; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Rosedale United Methodist Church, Rosedale, with Rev. Larry Conrad officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/27/1996

CARL J. POSTALWAIT

Carl J. Postalwait, 78, of Rosedale, died Tuesday, June 18, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late Frank and Tida Wright Postalwait. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre. He was a retired oil and gas field worker and was a member of Rosedale United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, James M. Postalwait of Rosedale and Dwight R. Postalwait of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Brenda Mollohan and Treza Norman, both of Rosedale; two sisters, Cleo Hancock of Rosedale and Arlou Laws of St. Albans; two brothers, Donald 'Jim' Postalwait of Spencer and Jack Postalwait of San Antonio, Tex.; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Rosedale United Methodist Church, with Rev. Larry Conrad officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

CAROLYN POSTALWAIT

9/24/98

Carolyn J. Postalwait, 54, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 19, at Greenbrier Medical Center, Fairlea, following a sudden illness.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Opal G. Hayhurst McCartney of Grantsville and the late Orlen D. McCartney. She was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She moved to Warren, Ohio, with her husband in 1965 where she practiced real estate for 15 years with Century 21 before they returned to Calhoun County.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Richard B. Postalwait; two sons, Richard G. Postalwait and Kevin B. Postalwait, both of Grantsville; one brother, Oren Gerald McCartney of Grantsville; and two sisters, Virginia Erlewine of Grantsville and Patricia Bollinger of Asbury.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/7/1995

CECIL G. POSTALWAIT

Cecil G. Postalwait, 84, of Rosedale, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 1995, at his home after an extended illness.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late Frank and Tida Wright Postalwait. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired oil field worker.

Surviving are two sisters, Cleo Hancock of Rosedale and Arlou Laws of St. Albans; four brothers, Carl Postalwait and Bernard Postalwait, both of Rosedale, Don "Jim" Postalwait of Spencer and Jack Postalwait of San Antonio, Tex.

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

Services were scheduled on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Richard Perrine officiating, and burial in Rosedale Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/1/1995

EULA P. POSTLEWAIT

Eula Pauline Postlewait, 83, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, May 23, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Henderson and Bertha Metz Richards. She was employed by American Viscose Division of FMC Corp. for 13 years, and later retired from JCPenney. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Judith Lee Sprouse of Parkersburg; one brother, Robert Lee "Bud" Richards of Harrisville; three sisters, Virgie Frederick of Big Springs, Edith Opal Fluharty of Harrisville and Fern Mercedes Anderson of Belpre; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George William Postlewait, in 1981; one son, Ronald Gary Postlewait, in 199l; one daughter, Carolyn Ann Peppers, in 199l; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Kenneth Fullerton officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 December 1999

ROY POTTS, JR.

Roy B. Potts, Jr., 50, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Roy B. Potts, Sr., and Georgie L. Helton Potts. He was an employee of Key Energy Co., Arnoldsburg, and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Donna J. Summerville Potts; one son, Daniel G. Potts of Huntington; three step-sons, Anthony, Gregory and Christopher Browning of Arnoldsburg; one step-daughter, Jessica Browning of Arnoldsburg; and two brothers, John Potts of Jackson County and David Potts of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anita K. Carter Potts.

Services will be held Friday, 7 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the hour of service on Friday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Charleston Gazette" - October 5, 1997

E. LEON POWELL

E. Leon Powell, 87, of Ripley died Oct. 4, 1997, in Eldercare of Ripley.

He was a Calhoun County schoolteacher with several years' service, an employee of Spencer State Hospital in the administration office and as maintenance supervisor, and a member of Spencer Baptist Temple.

Surviving: wife, Pauline Edgell Powell of Parkersburg; daughters, Margaret Tyson of Virginia Beach, Va., Ruth Thompson of Parkersburg; sons, Jerry and Ralph, both of Spencer, Joseph and the Rev. John, both of Wadsworth, Ohio; five stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great- stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Spencer Baptist Temple with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ESTEL POWELL

12/18/1997

Estel Powell (nee Allen), 85, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997.

She was born in Millstone and was a long time resident of Akron, Ohio. She was a member of Albrecht Avenue Church of God, Akron.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Hagan Powell; four sons, Richard of Akron, Gary of Mogadore, Ohio, Larry of Spring-field Twp., Ohio, and Lennis Terry of Cuyahoga, Ohio; three daughters, Erma Lee Houchin of Arnoldsburg, and Jean Cole and Janet Savich, both of Springfield Twp.; and 39 grandchildren.

Services will be held on Thursday, 10 a.m., at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Ken W. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park. Visitation at the funeral home was scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/20/1995

JANE MARJELLE POWELL

Jane Marjelle Powell, 55, of Dayton, Ohio, died Friday, July 14, 1995, at Hospice of Dayton.

She was born in Spencer, a daughter of LoVerne Burns Powell of Fayetteville and the late Paul B. Powell, both formerly of Grantsville. She was a Wahama High School graduate in Mason, also Gallipolis Business College, Marshall University, and West Virginia University with degrees in psychology. She interned at Weston State Hospital. She taught at Glenville State College and Sinclair Community College and owned and operated Psycho-Social Therapeutic Services, Inc. She was a licensed mediator.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one brother, R.P. Powell of Fayetteville; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial services were held Sunday at Cox Arboretum, Dayton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 February 2000

LOVERNE POWELL

Loveme H. Powell, 85, of Ona, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Putnam General Hospital.

She was employed as a private -music instructor and was a lifetime member of PTA and Women's clubs in Mason and Calhoun counties, and former chairman of Calhoun Republican Party and former executive mentor of the Republican Party. She was a graduate of Glenville State College and a former librarian at New Haven.

Surviving are one son, Rick Powell of Ona; one sister, Emma Jean Haymaker of Scott Depot; and two step-grandchildren, Jill and Allison Burdette.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul B. Powell, and one daughter, Jane Powell.

Memorial services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rick Powell officiating. Graveside services were held at Sycamore Baptist Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sycamore Baptist Cemetery Fund.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/22/1996

MARY H. POWELL

Mary Hays Powell, 84, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, a daughter of the late E. L. And Agnes Meadows Hays. She was a former Calhoun County elementary school teacher having taught at Beech, Leatherbark, and Union elementary schools. She was a retired assistant postmaster at Arnoldsburg.

She was a member of the Arnoldsburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Rue Powell; two sons, James Hays Powell of Parkersburg and William R. Powell of Chillicothe, Ohio; three brothers, Richard Hays of Marietta, Ohio, Sam Hays of Roanoke, Va., and Perry Hays of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Betty Kellar of Lexington, Ky.; six grandchildren, Tammy Nichols, Robin Powell, April Haught, William R. Powell, Jeffry Powell and Jennifer Diley, and four great-grandchildren, Breeann Nichols, Dustyn Nichols, Paige Haught and Brian Powell; two daughters-in-law, Barbara Powell of Parkersburg and Iolene Powell of Chillicothe, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Kathryn Louise Curtis; and two brothers, Edwin S. Hays and George J. Hays.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg with the Revs. Glendon McKee, Harold Duskey and John S. Stump officiating. Burial was in Hays Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SADIE LUCILLE POWELL

2/4/1999

Sadie Lucille Powell, 86, of LeRoy, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Jackson General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jerry and Matilda McDonald Yost. She was a member of Akron Baptist Temple and attended Open Bible Church, Ripley.

Surviving are one son, William Jerry "Buck" Perkins of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Shirley Morris of Leroy; one sister, Wavelene Arnold of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Orville Jay Perkins and Burl Kermit Powell; two daughters, Connie Tate and Sharon Perkins; one son, Orville Wayne Perkins; three sisters, Annie Vaughn, Ellen Weisman and Dealie Santy; and four brothers, Tom Yost, Henry Yost, Theodore Yost and Fountain Yost.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Walker United Methodist Church with Pastor Benjamin Skeen officiating, and burial in Yost Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to service.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ODUS C. PRICE

7/23/1998

Odus C. Price, 73, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Barberton, Ohio.

He was born in Russett, the son of the late Louisa Bailey and Coy C. Price. He lived most of his life in Barberton. He was a World War II Navy veteran and active member of L.S.T. Organization and Sherman Church of Christ. He retired from Ohio Brass with 38 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Paula Mae Boatright Price; two sons, Gary Price and Jim Price; five grandchildren, Jamie, Ryan, Tara and Jackie Price and Dani Murphy; one great-grandchild, Cody Murphy; one brother, Don Price; two sisters, Ruth Spencer and Helen Ward; and numerous family and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Harley and Bill Price. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron, Ohio, with military graveside services conducted by Barberton VFW Post 1066.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VERE PRICE

1/7/1999

Vere Price, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at Roane General Hospital, following a long illness.

He was born at Altizer, the son of the late Dow and Minnie Anderson Price. He was a U.S Army veteran of World War II and was a former assessor of Calhoun County for eight years. He was a farmer and a member of Stoney Point United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are his wife, Murell Nitz Price; one son, Loren Price of Arnoldsburg; and three grandchildren, Douglas Price of Arnoldsburg, and Dennis Price and Vickie Richards, both of Elizabeth.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gary Bowen officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/15/1995

VICTOR C. PRICE

Victor C. "Vic" Price, 83, of Spencer, died Thursday, June 8, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Altizer, a son of the late Dow and Minnie Anderson Price. He was a former school teacher in Calhoun County and was a barber in Spencer for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Hebron Church, Spencer, where he was a former Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are one brother, Vere Price of Arnoldsburg; two nieces, Mary Smith of Spencer and June Hall of Millstone; and one nephew, Loren Price of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Mace Price, in 1985; and one brother, Orus Price.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Charles Davis officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/24/1994

ALLEN H. PRITT

Allen H. Pritt, 45, of Kanawha Drive, near Glenville, died from injuries sustained in a work-related accident, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1994, in Clare, Mich.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of Ruby Lamb Pritt of Glenville, and the late Ralph Pritt. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a truck driver for Carl E. Smith, Inc., Sandyville. He was a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Carolyn Wood Pritt; one son, Allen Shawn Pritt, of Chloe; four daughters, Cheryl Pritt and Charlotte Pritt, both of Chloe, Carrie DeBoard and Casey Pritt, both of Glenville; one sister, June Carr of Glenville; and two brothers, David Pritt of Glenville and Terry Pritt of Sand Fork.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial was in Rhoades Cemetery, Glenville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/11/1996

OLETA F. PRITT

Oleta F. Pritt, 72, of Grafton, Ohio, died Saturday, April 6, 1996, at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria, after a long illness.

She was born in Stumptown, a daughter of the late Isaac and Lilly Vannoy Harris. She had lived in Grafton since 1952. She was a member of Grafton Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, flowers, word puzzles, and rummage sales.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Charles E. Pritt; two daughters, Linda Purcel of Grafton and Carol Miller of Elyria; one son, Doug of Elyria; seven grandchildren; and one brother, John Harris of Akron.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Rube Harris and Charles Harris; sisters, Nellie McCune and Stella Collins; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Blackburn Funeral Home, Grafton, with Rev. Willis Donaldson officiating. Burial was in Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/10/1994

EDNA R. PROPST

Edna R. Propst, 76, of Grantsville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Fay Hickman Kelley. She was a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are three sons, Roger Propst and Jim Propst, both of Grantsville, and Ronald Propst of Beckley; one sister, Mildred Bell of Grantsville; one brother, Gray Kelley of Grantsville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Propst, in 1952; and two sisters, Ethel Berdine and Dale Riux.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/14/1996

NELLIE M. PROPST

Nellie M. Propst, 88, of Vienna, died Thursday, Mar. 7, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late Johnson M. and Courtney Ferrell Coberly.

She attended Wood County schools and was an employee of Marshall Nursing Home, Vienna, and a private housekeeper. She attended Vienna Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Charles M. Propst of Oxford, Ala.; one daughter, Ella M. Propst of Vienna; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elhanen W. Propst; two sons, Joseph M. Propst and Robert Propst; four brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RUTH PRUNTY

4/30/1998

Ruth Wilson Prunty, 91, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Apr. 26, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Charles and Etta Jane Ferrell Hosey.

Surviving are two daughters, Etta Ferrell and Lorene Kemper, both of Parkersburg; two brothers, Ernest Hosey and Shirl Hosey, both of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Romeo Hosey, Hale Hosey and Wade Hosey; one sister, Retta Hosey; first husband, Lawrence Wilson; second husband, Gayle Prunty; and one son, Dwayne Wilson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VIRGINIA PRUSACK

2/20/1997

Virginia A. Prusack, 74, of Munday, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Apollo, Pa., a daughter of the late Lynn and Bessie Kepple Beecher. She attended Thiel College, Pennsylvania, and was a Glenville State College graduate. She was a retired Calhoun County elementary school teacher with 24 years of service. She had taught in Little Creek and Brooksville elementaries. She was a member of W.Va. Teachers Association, National Teachers Association and Brooksville Baptist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are her husband, Arthur J. Prusack; three sons, Charles A. Prusack of Denair, Calif., David M. Prumck of Big Bend and James P. Prusack of Grantsville; two brothers, C.W. Beecher and James H. Beecher, both of Grantsville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at Brooksville Baptist Church, with Rev. Ronald Swiney officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/28/1996

OATHER O. PURSLEY, JR.

Oather Otmer "Bud" Pursley, Jr., 64, of Spencer, died Monday, Mar. 18, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division, after a long illness.

He was born in Spencer, a son of the late Oather Otmer and Ella Belle Norman Pursley, Sr. He was a psychiatric aide at Spencer State Hospital, a member of First Advent Christian Church, Spencer, and a U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Mary L. McEndree Metz Pursley; two step-daughters, Sharon Denise Grogg of Mesa, Ariz., and Robin Sue Pursley of Spencer; one stepson, Vincent Nolan Metz of Bradenton, Fla.; one half-sister, Trixie Elizabeth Lee of Spencer; one half-brother, William Clair Pursley of Livingston, Tex.; one step-granddaughter, Katrina Lawson; and two step-grandsons, Nathan Ray Pursley and Wesley Aaron Metz.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Rondell "Mike" Pursley.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Roy Russell officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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