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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2008

JOSEPH LEO PADGETT

Joseph Leo Padgett, 16, of Orma, died Monday, Mar. 3, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center of injuries received in an auto accident on Mar. 2 at Chloe.

He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Janet Marks of Orma and Ronald Padgett of Indianapolis.

He had been a student at Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his step-father, Phillip Marks of Orma; three step-sisters, Marie Leach of Wooster, Ohio, Jeni Hannah of Orma and Patti Gainer of Doylestown, Ohio; one step-brother, Doy Hannah of Chloe; two half-brothers, Michael Hannah of Wooster and Ronnie and Marcus Padgett of Indianapolis; maternal grandmother, Penny Taylor of Chloe; great- grandfather, Alphonse Obermeyer of Indianapolis; aunt, Christina Taylor of Orma; uncle, Donald Engle of Indianapolis; two cousins; nine nieces and nephews; and former step-father, Doy Hannah of Orma.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jeremiah Taylor; grandfather, Joe Taylor; and great-grandmother, Thelma Taylor.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 June 2007

BETTY CHUMBLEY PAINTER

Betty Chumbley Painter, 81, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

Surviving are one son, Earl Kent and wife Beverly of Fin-castle, Va.; one daughter, Cheryl Basnett and husband Roger of Calhoun County; and three grandchildren, Anita, Earl and Nathan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Emmett Painter.

There was no service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

CHARLES PARK

Charles L. Park, 86, of Newark, died Friday, Apr. 25, 2003, at Mile Tree Healthcare Center, Spencer.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late William H. and Mabel V. Davis Park of Creston. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-54, was a member of United Boiler Makers Union #667, Charleston, Scottish Rite Bodies, Akron, Ohio, Eureka Lodge #40, I A.F.&A.M., Grantsville, and Tadmor Shrine Temple, Akron.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Akers Park; one son, Richard Park of Strawberry Plains, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Charles, Tamara and George Park; two great-grandchildren; six step­children; several step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Bock of Ravenswood and Marie Snyder of Parkersburg; one brother; Marlin "Mug" Park of Burning Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Bernice Harwell Park; one brother, James D. Park; and special friend and companion for many years, Evelyn Stump Conrad.

Masonic graveside rites were held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 June 2005

EMOGENE PARK

Emogene H. Park, 76, of Minnora, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at her home.

She was born at Little Creek, the daughter of the late Louie and Nellie Boice Arthur. She was a 1946 graduate of Wirt County High School and taught school for a short time. She was an employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer, for 34 years, and was a seamstress and sewing instructor for many years.

Surviving are one son, Robert Marlin Park of Minnora; one daughter, Lois Ann Park Newell of Chloe; three grandchildren, Greg Park and wife Sheleena of Lost Creek, Cristina Johnson and husband Robert of Millstone and Joseph Marlin Park of Minnora; three great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Karlie Johnson of Mill-stone and Samantha Park of Lost Creek; three great-nephews, Allen, Martin and Jason Boggs of Akron, Ohio; and a special great-niece, Julie Vineyard of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by one nephew, Michael Boggs of Akron; one sister, Rosalene Boggs of Akron; and one brother, Robert Arthur of Weston.

Private services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnolds-burg. Burial was in Minnora M.E. Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 Oct 2003

WILLIAM PARK

William C. Park, 87, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late David Franklin Park and Minnie G. Burns Park Overholt. He retired from Keene Corp., formerly Penn Metal, Vienna. He was a member of Vienna Baptist Church and Vienna Lions Club.

Surviving are one daughter, Maleta K. Miller of Vienna; one son, Charles William Park of Summitt; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Morse of Maine; and one brother, Bernard Park of Barberton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maleta M. Jarvis Parks; one daughter; two infant sons; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Nathan E. Williams officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2000

DORIS PARKER

Doris June Parker, 65, of Sandridge, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Oliver and Goldie Radcliff Daugherty. She was a member of Apostolic Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are her husband, Harold B. Parker, whom she married in 1973; five daughters, Jewell Abel of Nebraska, Brenda Mahler and Marcella Mahler, both of Washington state, Darlene Johnson of California and Lynn Mahler of Idaho; four sisters, Wanda Barr of Washington and Marcel Dawson, Mary Belle Daugherty and Naomi Gilmore, all of Parkersburg; four brothers, Franklin Daugherty of Vienna, Bill Daugherty of Whipple, Ohio, Earl Daugherty of Mineral Wells and Richard Daugherty of Parkersburg; one half-sister, Mildren Liddle of Parkersburg; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Owen Lee Daugherty; two half-brothers, Raymond and Delbert Daugherty; and one half-sister, Lilliam Daugherty.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Elder Clair Ruble officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2007

GLADYSS VIRGINIA PARKER

Gladyss Virginia Parker, 78, of Parkersburg died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at her residence.

She was born May 17, 1929, in Calhoun County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Glen Smith and Mary Pearl Selmon Richards. She was a member of the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church and founder and co-owner of Parker Electric and Sign Service

Surviving are two sons, Mark Parker of Williamstown and Jerrold Parker of Lakeland, Fla.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Sue Wayne of Steubenville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Franklin Parker, and one brother, Delmas Smith.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Mr. Jerry Harman and Mr. Roger Wayne officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2007

REV. HAROLD PARKER

Rev. Harold B. Parker, 83, of Chloe, died Monday, Mar. 12, 2007.

He was a member of Mud Fork Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Daniels Parker; two sons, Joseph Parker and Daniel Parker; two daughters, Della Parker and Violet Keener; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Mamie, Virginia, Ruby and Rosie.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Parker; his second wife, Doris Parker; and several brothers and sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 December 2000

EUSTACE PARKS

Eustace Forrest "Buss" Parks, 83, of Saginaw, Mich., died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000.

He was born in Bell Run, Calhoun County, the son of the late James A. and Lydia Elliott Parks. He graduated from Wirt County High School and Mountain State Business College, Parkersburg. He retired from Chevrolet Grey Iron as an experimental moulder in 1984 and later worked as an income tax preparer.

Surviving are four daughters, Rev. Judy Parks Powell of Whiteville, N.C., Karen Willard of Bridgeport, Mich., Lydia Enos of Carrolton, Mich., and Jacqueline Burrill of Taylor, Mich.; five sons, James Forrest Parks of Fairfax Station, Va., Robert Parks of St. Charles, Mich., Thomas Parks of Montrose, Mich., and James Jay Parks and Timothy Parks, both of Saginaw; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna "Toots" Wotring of Marshall, Tex.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia G. Korzecki on May 10, 2000; one grandson, Mike Wright; two brothers, Louis Parks and Jim Parks; and two sisters, Otia Casto and Dorothy Roberts.

Services were held at Cederbert-Brietzke Funeral Home, Saginaw. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 08 April 2003

LESTER PARKS

Lester Parks, 90, of Spencer, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Oke and Sarah Kerby Parks. He was an oil field worker and former employee of Hall Dozer Co.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Virginia Crislip of Laurel, Md.; two sisters, Cathlene Martin of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Mabel Cassidy of Spencer; two brothers, Bill Miller of Spencer and Robert Miller, whereabouts unknown; two step-granddaughters, Connie Riza of Greensboro, Md., and Charlotte Rider of Grants­ville; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Letha Tanner Parks; one step-daughter, Mary Lou Weaver; two sisters, Ora Eismon and Madeline Parks; and two brothers, Oren Parks and Edward Miller.

Services will be held Friday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

OREN PARKS

Oren O. Parks, 88, of Big Bend, died Thursday, Mar. 23, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was, the son of the late Oak and Sarah Kerby Parks. He was founder of Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Big Bend, where he pastored for 36 years.

Surviving are one son, Lawrence "Bud" Parks of Munday; five daughters, Jo Ann Jordan of Toledo, Ohio, and Kathryn Walker, Donna Newell, Marie Blair and Betty Walker, all of Munday; three brothers, Lester Parks and Bill Miller, both of Spencer, and Bob Miller; three sisters, Ora Adams, Mable Cassidy and Kathleen Martin, all of Akron, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Wilson Parks; one son, Arden Dale Parks; one infant daughter, Ardy June Parks; and two grandchildren, David Walker and Terry Lynn Parks.

Memorial service was held at Full Gospel Lighthouse Church with Pastor Johnny Meade and Evangelist David Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 June 2003

CLAY PARRILL

Clay H. Parrill, 74, of Spencer, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at The Arbors, Gallipolis, Ohio.

Mae Greathouse Parrill. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II and retired from Parkersburg Truck & Trailer.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Fletcher of Norton, Ohio, and Kathy Rollins of Scio, Ohio; one son, Rodney Parrill of Clinton, Ohio; one brother, Dick Parrill of Spencer; and five sisters, Nina Cassady of Mineral Wells, Opal Kirby of Grantsville, Mamie Dawson of Parkersburg, Blanch Whytsell of Arnoldsburg and Kate Gainer of Barberton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Joan Henthorn, and one brother, Raymond Parrill.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 January 2003 (Obituary from Nov. 16, 1944)

ANDY PARSONS

Andy Parsons, 87, died Friday, Nov. 10, 1944, at his home in Creston.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Paulser and Nancy Mace Parsons, when Calhoun was still a part of Gilmer County, Va. He was one of the pioneer residents of Calhoun County and a member of Burning Springs Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Arminda Parsons of Creston; five sons, Okey of Millstone, Bailey of Chloe, Raymond of Akron, Ohio, Simon G. of Orma and Robert of Wayne, Mich.; one daughter, Gae Dailey of Canton, Ill.; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Orma Methodist Church with Rev. Herbert Spencer officiating. Burial was in Rush Run Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 May 2008

ANNA MAE COGAR PARSONS

Anna Mae Cogar Parsons, 71, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at her home.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Willie and Ruth Smith Cogar.

She was a retired employee of the Calhoun County clerk's office, where she had worked since 1979 and continued to work part time.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Radcliff of Big Bend; two sisters, Phyllis Richards of Grantsville and Dorothy Jean Burrows of Richfield, Ohio; one granddaughter, Deavin A. Butler; one grandson, James Forrest Blankenship II; one great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Butler; 15 nephews; and 16 nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Berlon Parsons; one son, David Parsons; one daughter, Rebecca Parsons; one sister, Violet Parsons; and one grandson, Benjamin Blankenship.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Kerby officiating, and burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 31 March 2005

BERLON PARSONS

Berlon Parsons, 68, of Big Bend, died Monday, Mar. 28, 2005, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harrison and Aggie Parsons.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Mae Cogar Parsons; one daughter, Mary Radcliff and husband Larry of Big Bend; one sister, Leatha Lame of Lockney; two brothers, Doy Parsons and Roy Parsons, both of Five Forks; two grandchildren, Deavin Blankeship and James Forrest Blankenship II, both of Big Bend; grandson-in-law, Tony Smith; nieces, Janice Smith, Carol Lyons, Louise Wolverton, Anita McCumbers, Patsy McCumbers, Lettie Parsons, Kathy Kerby, Linda Holbert and Kathren Parsons; and nephews, Richard Dowell, Donnie Dowell, James D. Parsons, William H. Parsons, Ron Allen Parsons, Doy Ray Parsons, Ricky Parsons, George Parsons, Holly Parsons, Cecil Parsons and James R. Parsons.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kay Webster and Eula Parsons; two brothers, Jim Parsons and George Parsons; and one grandson, Benjamin Lee Corrdale Blankenship.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation will be on Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 June 2004

CHRISTOPHER PARSONS

Christopher A. Parsons, 22, of Spencer, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, N.C., as the result of an auto accident. He was born in Massillon, Ohio, the son of Alvin L. and Deborah Dobbins Parsons of Orma.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jennifer Young Parsons; one son, Isiah Lee Parsons; one brother, Shawn Lee Parsons and Emily of Orma; maternal grandparents, Tom and Dorma Ewing of Minnora; paternal grandparents, Paul and Garnet Parsons of Arnoldsburg; and one niece, Kaylee Marie Parsons.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2007

DELPHIA PARSONS

Delphia M. Parsons, 96, of Orma, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Braxton County. She attended Orma United Methodist Church and was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Linden. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Juanita Byard of Amsterdam, Ohio; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Memorial services were held by Order of Eastern Star. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 July 2007

REV. DENVER PARSONS

Rev. Denver Parsons, 69, of East Canton, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007.

He was the son of the late Seldon and Lydia Parsons. He was a Baptist minister for 37 years and retired from Laborers Local #1015. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Smith; three daughters, Brenda Anderson, Vickie Braley and Jennifer Parker; two sons, Gary Parsons and Tim Parsons; four step-children; 13 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma S. Parsons, and one daughter, Rebecca Ann Parsons.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2007

DONALD ORIS PARSONS

Donald Oris Parsons, 82, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, in Indianapolis, Ind.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roy and Cora Greathouse Parsons. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Linden Lodge 83, AF&AM, and Vienna O.E.S. Chapter 151.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Mazeline Metz Parsons; one daughter, Dianna Clifton of Indianapolis; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.

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

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2008

DORIS ANN PARSONS

Doris Ann Parsons, 54, of Millstone, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at her home.

She was born at Pigeon, Roane County, the daughter of Paul and Garnet Parsons of Roanoke.

Surviving in addition to her parents are four brothers, Allen and Randy, both of Millstone, Alvin of Arnoldsburg and Lesley of Orrville, Ohio.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


EVERETT PARSONS

Everett Parsons of Akron, Ohio, died at his home.

He was born and lived on Crummies Creek until a few years age when he moved to Akron. He was a member of Orma Methodist Church and lived a devout Christian life for several years before his death.

Surviving are three sons, Paul, Kelley, and Limon; three daughters, Lena, Vera, and Irma; and one brother, William Parsons, all of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavenia Kelley, in 1938; and one son, Guy Parsons, who was killed in action in World War II>

Services were held at Orma Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Cruikshanks and Rev. John Alfred of Rosedale officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 Apr 2004

FLOYD PARSONS

Floyd Parsons, 76, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Nicholas County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired truck driver and a member of Teamsters Local #24, Akron, Ohio. He was a member of Brooksville Baptist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are his wife, Irene G. Parsons; one son, Harold Parsons of Pleasant City, Ohio; one daughter, Patricia Gardner of Urichsville, Ohio; two step-children, Martha Harris and Terry Siers, both of Big Bend; one brother, Newt Parsons of Georgia; three sisters, Mary Bunch of Alabama, Ann Jordan of Richwood and Jean Lawers of Akron, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Parsons, and one son, Steve Parsons.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 December 2001

GRANVILLE PAUL PARSONS

Granville Paul Parsons, 61, of Market Manor, Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Bownemont, the son of the late Myron A. Parsons and Margie DeWees.

Surviving are his step-mother, Arlene Cutright of Washington; one brother, Glenver Parsons of Fernindina Beach, Fla.; six sisters, Stephanie Canfield of Parkersburg, Barbara Parsons of Middleburg, Fla., Juanita Motley of Opelika, Ala., Wanda Merick of Cleveland, Janet Smarr of Parkersburg and Myra Flinn of Belleville; three step-brothers, Roy Anderson of Middleburg, Fla., William "Bill" Anderson of Arnoldsburg and Fred Anderson of Polkton, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janette Parsons, and one sister, Ellen Gault.

Memorial service was held at Cedar Grove Community Building with Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating. His body was donated to Human Gift Registry, Morgantown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 June 2005

ISABELLE PARSONS

Isabelle Parsons, 76, of Whigham, Ga., died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Grady General Hospital, Cairo, Ga.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Russell and Esta Phillips Ferrell. She was retired as a food service technician with the West Virginia school system. She was a member of Whigham Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, D.J. Parsons, whom she married Nov. 13, 1947; two daughters, Vangeline Smith of Elyria, Ohio, and Rebecca Ann Parsons of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, John Parsons of Indian Head, Md., and James Parsons of Warrenton, Va.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Naomi Ferrell of Big Bend and Norma Queen of St. Marys; and step-mother, Olga Ferrell of Big Bend.

She was preceded in death by one son, Denzil Jack Parsons II, and one brother, Harold Ferrell.

Services were held at Clark Funeral Home Chapel, Cairo. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 April 2009

JANICE PARSONS

Janice M. Parsons, 87, of Massillon, Ohio, died Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2009, at Affinity Medical Center, Massillon.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Walter and Dona Eismon Siers.

Surviving are her husband, Levi W. Parsons; one daughter, Bonnie Bosworth of Rhode Island; three sons, Robert L. Parsons of Stow, Ohio, Bennett Ray Parsons of Oceanside, Calif., and Kevin Parsons of Massillon; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lena Nutter of Alliance, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Dale Parsons; four brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, Massillon. Burial was in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 13 August 2009

LEVI PARSONS

Levi W. Parsons, 89, of Massillon, Ohio died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Affinity Medical Center, Massillon.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Andy and Mahalia Ann Elmore Parsons.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of DAV #38. He retired from Republic Steel as a metallurgist. Surviving are three sons, Robert L. Parsons of Stow, Ohio, Bennett Ray Parsons of Oceanside, Calif., and Kevin Parsons of Massillon; one daughter, Bonnie Bosworth of Rhode Island; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Lease; and one brother, Harold Parsons.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice M. Siers Parsons in April; one son, Roger Dale Parsons; two sisters, Marie Carroll and Mona Burns; and two brothers, Tom and Thurman Parsons.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, 1100 Wales Road NE, Massillon, with Rev. Edd Matako officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made in the name of Levi W. Parsons to the Alzheimer's Association.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 October 2005

LONNIE GUY PARSONS

Lonnie Guy Parsons, 70, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at his home in Hazleton, Pa.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John Seldon and Fannie Goodnight Parsons. He joined the Navy when he was 16 and retired from the service in 1973. He was a city worker in Whigham, Ga.

Surviving are one son, Vernon Parsons of Weatherly, Pa.; tWo grandchildren; one brother, Denzil Parsons of Whigham; and three sisters, Bonnie Adams of Alexandria, Va., Maxine Bell of Lake Blackshear, Ga.; and Eva Swisher of Washington.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Charles and James Parsons, and three sisters, Joan Burwell, Louise Parsons and Donna P. Buie.

He was cremated, with burial in Goodnight Cemetery at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


MANFORD PARSONS

Manford Parsons, 83, of Elizabeth, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at home.

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

Surviving are his wife, Ola Greathouse Parsons; two daughters, Opal Adams and Barbara King, both of Elizabeth; three sons, Holly Parsons, Sherman Parsons and Steve Parsons, all of Elizabeth; one brother, Everett Parsons of Petroleum; one sister, Vada Reip of Orma; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 May 2001

MAUDE PARSONS

Maude S. Parsons, 92, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Hilltop Center, Hilltop.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Pierce and Nettie King Arnold.

Surviving are one daughter, Wilma J. Webb of Fayetteville; two sons, Gordon and William Parsons, both of California; one brother, James Arnold of Parkersburg; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vere Parsons, and two daughters, Inez Parsons and Evon Hawkins.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 20 August 2009

OLA JEWELL PARSONS

Ola Jewell Parsons, 86, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Harley Greathouse and Prudence Douglas Ortachied.

Surviving are three daughters, Opal Adams, Barbara King and Holly Parsons; two sons, Sherman Parsons and Steven Parsons; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grand-children; four half-brothers, Harold, Harlan, Bill and Marvin, all of Akron, Ohio; one half-sister, Mary of Akron; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Manford Parsons, in December 2001; one sister, Lura; and two half-brothers, Newton and Robert.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Dwight Goff officiating. Burial was in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 July 2001

PHOEBA PARSONS

Phoeba Parsons, 93, of Orma, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Melinda Whitlatch Cottrell. She was a homemaker and a lifelong musician who traveled the East Coast playing music. She won numerous old-time banjo contests and was the recipient of the 1987 Vandalia Award in Charleston.

Surviving are four sons, Thomas Parsons of Marshville, N.C.; Eugene Parsons and Dennis Parsons, both of Orma, and Roscoe Parsons of Millstone; one daughter, Velma Barns of Millstone; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Parsons, and three sons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kenneth W. Parsons officiating. Burial was in Parsons Cemetery, Crummies Creek.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001

ROBERT PARSONS

Robert L. "Bobby" Parsons, 61, of Nebo, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

Surviving is his caregiver, Louise Boggs of Nebo.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating, and burial in Coen Cemetery, Nebo. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2006

ROGER PAUL PARSONS

Roger Paul Parsons, 57, of Millstone, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at West Virginia University Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Henry Marks of Millstone and the late Vena Marks. He was former employer of Burke-Parsons-Bowlby Corp. and was a foreman at Gatewood Products, Inc.

Surviving in addition to his father are one daughter, Laura Murphy of Millstone, and two grandchildren, Rachelle and Shania Murphy.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Nov 2003

RODNEY PARSONS

Rodney F. Parsons, 54, of Edgewater, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003.

He was born in Richwood and lived in Calhoun and Roane counties before moving to Florida in 1983.

He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a long- haul truck driver for Coronado Transportation.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Lenet Parsons; two daughters, Lisa Summers of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Victoria Hudson of Edgewater, Fla.; one grandson; two sisters, Kay Cummings and Jean Caldwell, both of Richwood; and two brothers, Kenneth Parsons and Delmas Parsons, both of Richwood.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m., at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma, three miles on Euclid/Nicut Road.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 March 2002

STEPHEN LEON PARSONS

Stephen Leon Parsons, 52, of Butler, Pa., died Monday, Mar. 18, 2002, at Butler County Hospital, Butler.

Services will be held Friday, Mar. 22, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation will be held at the funeral home two hours prior to the service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 04 November 2004

THOMAS PERRY PARSONS

Thomas Perry Parsons, 73, of Marshville, N.C. died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Perry and Phoebe Cottrell Parsons.

Surviving are two sons, Rev. Kenneth W. Parsons of Indian Trail, N.C., and Roger Lee Parsons of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roscoe Parsons of Millstone and Dennis Parsons and Eugene Parsons, both of Orma; one sister, Velma Barnes of Millstone; and two step-brothers, Robert Wright and Tommy Wright, both of Marshville, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Fay Parsons, and three brothers, Brenton, Cecil and Vance Parsons.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kenneth W. Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Parsons Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 November 2000

VELMA PARSONS

Velma S. Parsons, 64, of East Canton.' Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in Mercy Medical Center, Canton.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Denver Parsons; three daughters, Brenda Anderson of Florida, Vickie Dotson of Malvern, Ohio, and Jennifer Parker; two sons, Gary Parsons of Canton, Ohio, and Timothy Parsons of Louisville, Ohio; eight sisters, Ellen McCune, Evelyn Brady, Reva Sturms, Olena Doolittle, Jeri Roten, Clara McCullough, Jean Smith and Lue Cottrell; three brothers, Bobby, Jack and Alfred Cottrell; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Henry Dettweiler officiating. Burial was in Rogers Cemetery, Orma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 Jan 2004

VIRGINIA PARSONS

Virginia K. Parsons, 89, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Alvinzie and Flora McCrady Parsons.

Surviving are three sons, Perry J. Wilson and Carl E. Wilson, both of Parkersburg, and Roger Wilson and wife Donna of Big Bend; one daughter, Ruth Starcher of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and two brothers, Clella “Pat” Parsons of Martinsburg and Stewart Parsons of Front Royal, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Parsons, in 1984; three sons; one grandson; three brothers, Otha, Jesse and Oshel Parsons; and one sister, Belva E. Lowe.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with burial in Goodnight Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2007

VIRGINIA RUTH JONES PARSONS

Virginia Ruth Jones Parsons, 49, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of Floyd and Leona Bell Jones. She was a homemaker and housewife.

Surviving are her husband of 33 years, George Parsons; four sons, George Nicholas Parsons, Jimmy Parsons, George Michael Parsons and Adam Parsons; three daughters, Sherry Farrell, Eve Parsons Reed and Susan Stalnaker; a niece, Lisa Barr; 28 grand-children; five brothers, Willie, David, Jerry, Fred and Albert Jones; and six sisters, Bertha Jane Jones, Betty Parsons, Nellie Moss, Terry Bea Clark, Barbara Grey and Susie Fox.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Allen Jones and Robert Bell.

Memorial service was scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


ANNA LUCILLE PATTERSON

Anna Lucille Patterson, 75, of Ivydale, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

Born October 14, 1940 in Nicut, Calhoun County, she was the daughter of the late Curt and Emma (Cummings) Sampson. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her sons, Richard Taylor, John and Rodney Patterson; sister, Lucy Harold; and grandson Timmy Patterson.

Anna is survived by her husband, Fred Patterson; sons, James , Randy , Jeffrey, Stephen, David and Michael; daughters, Joyce , Stephanie, Krystal, Cheryl, Diane, Sandra, Edna Jolene and Beth; several grand, great and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Minister Freddie Schoolcraft officiating. Burial will be in Plum Grove Cemetery, Grove Creek.

Friend may call one hour prior to the funeral service.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the Patterson family

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 October 2000

GRACE PATTERSON

Grace Eula Kendall Patterson, 92, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000.

She was born in Huntsville, Ky., and was a former employee of Hydroponics Chemical, Copely, Ohio. She was a member of Akron Baptist Temple.

Surviving are one son, S. Neal Kendall; one daughter, Dottie Lang; one step-son, Donald Patterson; one step-daughter, Edith "Dee" Fetterson; one brother, Jack Jenkins; five sisters, Glenda Cobb, Ruby Raley, Margaret Blytha, Lois Cook and Lavelle Owens; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Patterson, and one son, Harles "Ray" Kendall.

Services were held at Bacher Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Billington officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 November 2006

SAMANTHA DAWN PEARSON

Samantha Dawn Pearson, 23 months, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, in an auto accident near Spencer.

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of Chad Pearson and Kimberly Tanner of Arnoldsburg.

Surviving in addition to her parents are maternal grand-parents, Frances and Gail Tanner of Arnoldsburg; paternal grandmother, Joann Pauley of Orma; and aunts and uncles, Barbara Pearson, Gary and Veronica May, Kathy Tanner, Joyce Crouser, Howard and Betty Tanner, Bim Tanner, Michael and Juliann Tanner, Kevin Dale and Dianne Tanner, Kevin Gale Tanner and Keith and Marie Tanner.

She was preceded in death by one uncle, Denver Tanner.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Loving Arms Cemetery, near Orma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2000

DAVID PEGGS II

David J. Peggs II, 20, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in an auto accident near Five Forks.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of David and Linda Keener Peggs of Grantsville. He was employed in the delivery of The Parkersburg News.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Donna Cox of Richmond, Va., and Crystal Sparks of Indiana; his paternal grandmother, Martha Ables of Sand Fork; and his fiancee, Nancy Kirby.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Lamb Cemetery, Chloe.

Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2007

GLADYS MAE LAMB PEGGS

Gladys Mae Lamb Peggs, 78, of Lower Cedar Creek Road, Glenville, died Sunday, Mar. 4, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late James Toral Lamb and Reta Elizabeth Wanstreet Puffenbarger Lamb. She was a graduate of Tanner High School and Glenville State College. She was retired from Kenny Shoe plant, home health aid, and farmer. She was a member of Dawson Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Richard Gray Peggs, Jr., of Glenville; one daughter, Glennis Mae Peggs of Glenville; three granddaughters, including Carlene Jo Roberts Kerby and husband Bill of Calhoun County; five great-grandchildren, including Gunner Bastin Roberts of Calhoun County; one brother, John Avon of Beech City, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Richard Gray Peggs, Sr., on May 29, 1990; six brothers, Garnel Lamb, James Helbert Lamb, Clee Burl Lamb, Richard Dee Lamb, Ronald Lee Lamb and James Earl Lamb; one half-brother, Everett Puffenburger; and two sisters, Elma Jean Lamb and Marie A. Lamb.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder George Rose officiating, and burial in Pisgah Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 November 2002

DENNIS PEPPER

Dennis W. Pepper, 87, of Vidor, Tex., formerly of Munday, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, in Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, Texas.

He was born in Munday, the son of the late Silas Alfred and Kanzada Sceese Pepper. He was a retired general contractor.

Surviving are his wife, Lela Pepper of Bon Wier, Tex.; two sons, Norman Pepper of Vidor and George Pepper of Hopewell, Ohio; two daughters, Lila Nichols of Gratiot, Ohio, and Maryanna Gale of Olympia, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren;

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Wolverton Cemetery, Munday, with Rev. W. L. Combs officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 May 2001

BERNARD PERKINS

Bernard B. Perkins, 75, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Nicut, the son of the late Clarence and Zell Newell Perkins. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and retired from CSX Railroad as a conductor.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Mather of Washington and Elizabeth Ann Miller of Parkersburg; three sons, John, Wade and Tom Perkins, all of Parkersburg; one brother, Clair Perkins of Central; two sisters, Jacqueline Cowan of Massillon, Ohio, and Elinor Gilmore of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Tustin Perkins, whom he married in 1948; and one son, Randall Perkins.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Stergel Vincent and Rev. Mark Houser officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

CLAIR PERKINS

Clair Perkins, 76, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.

He was born in Nicut, the son of the late Clarence and Zell Newell Perkins.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He worked at Viscose Corp. until 1969 and owned Perkins Construction.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Shirley Bircher Perkins; two daughters, Angela J. Gant and Teresa A. Smith, both of Vienna; one son, Matthew Clair Perkins of Vienna; six grandchildren; two sisters, Jacqueline Cowan of Massillon, Ohio, and Eleanor Gilmore of Parkersburg; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine, and one brother, Bernard "Bun" Perkins.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 February 2010

ELLA NICOLE PERKINS

Ella Nicole Perkins, infant daughter of Sergeant Phillip and Heather Perkins of Beverly, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

Surviving in addition to her parents are grandparents, David and Sandy Weaver and Connie Perkins; aunt, Caitlin Weaver; and great-grandparents, Fumiko Welch, Betty Fern Weaver, and Hurthel and Leah Garrett.

She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, T-Sergeant William F. Welch and T-Sergeant James Lauren Weaver.

Private family services were held at Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. David Lancaster officiating.

Services were under the direction of Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2001

VERA "Gertie" PERKINS

Vera G. "Gertie" Perkins, 85, of Chloe, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Hospice Care Center, Akron, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Martin and Maud Boone Metz. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Carter of Canton, Ohio; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Nancy Perkins and David and Dorothy Perkins, all of Barberton, Ohio, and Richard and Glenna Perkins of Chloe; three sisters, Inez Carr of Millstone, Emma Siers of Creston, Ohio, and Irene Wayne of Spencer; two brothers, Martin Metz, Jr., of Orma and Frank Metz of Minnora; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Perkins; three brothers, Thurl, Clell and Bruce Metz; two sisters, Anna Miller Longfellow and Pauline Farrar; and one infant son.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Powell officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery, Minnora. Contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Richwood Road, Akron, OH 44333.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2010

BETTY PERRY

Betty L. Perry, 80, of Spencer, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born the daughter of the late Lemuel Francis and Georgie Starcher Anderson.

She was a retired nurse's aid and a Christian.

Surviving are two sons, David Boggs of Phoenix, Ariz., and Chester Lee Boggs of Buena Park, Calif.; two daughters, Wanda Boggs of Spencer and Kay Anderson of Ripley; one brother, Lemuel Anderson, Jr., of Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Walter Lee Perry.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Leatherbark. There was no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Mar 2004

HELEN PERRY

Helen Virginia Perry, 75, of Lowell, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 13, 2004, at her home.

She was born in Russett, the daughter of the late Dallas and Daisy Knotts Stump. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Beverly Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Donis Yoder of Waterford, Ohio, Brenda May of Green Bay, Wisc., and Vicki Reed of Land O’Lakes, Fla.; four sons, Drexel L. Perry, Jr., of Vineland, N.J., Michael Perry of Buena Vista, N.J., and Jeffrey Perry and Scott Perry, both of Lowell; 25 grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; and two brothers, Eugene Stump of Parkersburg and Dr. Darrell Stump of Dublin, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Drexel Perry, Sr., whom she married Sept. 14, 1947, on Mar. 13, 1997; and one infant son, James David.

Services were held at Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Pastor David Snyder officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


Charleston Gazette - 12 May 2000

HOPE S. PETERS

Hope Snider Peters, 82, of Five Forks, Calhoun County, died May 9, 2000, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville.

She was born in Big Bend. She was a retired nurse's aide for Calhoun General Hospital, Grantsville, with 20 years' service and attended Broomstick Churck and Nobe Baptist Church.

Surviving: caregivers, Jim and Evelyn McCormick of Grantsville; several cousins.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Broomstick Cemetery, Five Forks. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2000

ANTHONY PETROSINO

Anthony M. Petrosine, 85, of Grand Island, NY., died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, N.Y.

He was born in Stamford, Conn., and was a veteran of World War II, serving as a staff sergeant in the Army Air Force. He was a retired technical engineer and production manager in the inflatable life raft and life vest industry and was one of the founders of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville. He also participated in making inflatable rafts and flotation collars for NASA manned space missions. Since his retirement in 1982 from B. B. Goodrich, Grantsville, he resided in Grand Island. During his retirement years, he worked as a consultant for Wirt Inflatables, Elizabeth.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth A. Rossi; one daughter, Maryanne Petrosino of Grand Island; one son, Thomas Petrosine of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Joseph of Short Beach, Conn.; and one grandson, Michael of Charlotte, N.C.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered in St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Grand Island. Burial was in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 July 2009

SUE PETTIT

Sue Pettit, 79, of Brohard, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Harry Glenn Rollins and Thelma Leona Haught.

She was a 1948 graduate of Harrisville High School and was a member and played piano at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church. She was postmaster at Munday for 24 years, worked for Viscose FMC Corp. in the general industries assembly line, was co-owner of Pettit Grocery for 23 years, and was a member and former officer of the Order of Eastern Star, Cairo Chapter 32.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Lewis Pettit; one daughter, Lou Ann McVey of Palestine; one granddaughter; one step-granddaughter; two step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jack Rollins of Macfarlan.

She was preceded in death by one son, Randall Alden Pettit, and two brothers, Louis and Richard Rollins.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Bob Stanley officiating, and burial in Hartley Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2007

KAREN PETTRY

Karen Sue Pettry, 45, of Sandyville, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of Lily Gay Anna Courtney Enoch and the late Lloyd D. Enoch. She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her partner of 17 years, Keith Nutter of Sandyville; two sons, Jason Pettry and Jeremy Pettry, both of Palestine; one daughter, Crystal Williams of Elizabeth; six sisters, Louise Ledsome of Point Pleasant, Doris Ferrell of Grantsville, Charlene Davis of Sandyville and Betty Green, Lenore Barr and Janice Carmony, all of Elizabeth; one brother, Lloyd "Junior" Enoch of Elizabeth; two half-brothers, George Enoch and Clifford Enoch; two half-sisters, Eve Jean Hall and Vergena Bailey; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor Dean Ash officiating, and burial at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


LILLIAN PHILLIPS

Lillian Phillips, 85, of 212 Chestnut St., Philippi, W.Va., died Tuesday at Broaddus Hospital, Philippi, following an extended illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Michael and Rachel Collins Wilson.

She is survived by one brother, Oley Wilson of Parkersburg, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Phillips, Feb. 26, 1928; one daughter, Evelyn Christense; one son, George Phillips Jr.; one sister, Lou Lewis; and four brothers, Francis, Roy, Bill and William "Jack" Wilson.

Burial will be in Sayre Cemetery, Wirt County. There will be no visitation. Local arrangements are being handled by Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with details in Philippi by the Stemple-Forman Funeral Home.

Obit printed in the Parkersburg Sentinel - July 18, 1991

(Janie Jackson Kimble)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 September 2008

MILDRED BERYL PHILP

Mildred Beryl Philp, 83, of Medford, Ore., died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late William J. Ayers and Verta B. Edman Ayers.

She retired from Bank of America and from Carlsbad Parks and Recreation Dept., Calif. She was a volunteer with Jackson County Mental Health Library and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and of Lozier Lane Baptist Church, Medford.

Surviving are her children, Jean Hacker of Orange County, Calif., Bill Philp of Jacksonville, Ore., and Laurie Philp of Medford; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lillian Dodd of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Philp, whom she married Apr. 10, 1945, and one brother, Bill Ayers.

Services will be held Sept. 26 at Lozier Lane Baptist Church, with burial in Jacksonville Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2007

SIBYL PISCHKE

Sibyl Pischke, 88, of Spencer, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Oka, the daughter of the late Spencer "Doc" and Effie J. McClain Jarvis. She was a 1938 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was a former beautician, florist, poet and novelist, and a Protestant.

Surviving are one son, William R. White, Jr., of Spencer; one sister, Irene Gunn of Chloe; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, John White.

Private funeral services were conducted at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. David Schmitt officiating. Her body was cremated and remains buried in Thomas P. Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

DONALD PITTS

Donald M. Pitts, 79, of Grantsville, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Tyler County, the son of the late Lorenza G. and Orpha Doak Pitts. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Corp. and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Pitts; one son, Donald Pitts of Grantsville; one daughter, Robin Hannah of Parkersburg; one brother, Jack Pitts of Grantsville; two sisters, Orpha Lee Blackmer of Florida and Margurite Dykeman of Virginia; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Pitts.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Victory Baptist Church, with ministers Mike Worf and C.W. McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Freeman Cemetery, Crystal Lake, West Union. Visitation will be on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Victory Baptist Church. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

JEAN PITTS

Jean E. Pitts, 75, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Royce and Hazel A. Miller Roberts Lamp. She was a graduate of Normantown High School where she was a cheerleader. She graduated from Glenville State College and received her master' s degree from West Virginia University. She retired after many years as an elementary teacher in Calhoun County, where she was the first special education teacher and later served as coordinator of the special education program. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Donald S. Pitts of Grantsville; one daughter, Robin Hannah of Parkersburg; one brother, Joe Roberts of Coolville, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Pitts in April, 2001; one brother, Jack Roberts; and one grandson, Jason Todd Hannah.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville. Burial will be in Freeman Cemetery, West Union. Visitation is scheduled Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, and Saturday, one hour prior to services, at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

LORANZA PITTS, JR.

Loranza G. "Jack" Pitts, Jr., 82, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born at West Union, the son of the late Loranza G. Pitts, Sr., and Ortha Lea Cain Pitts.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korean War and retired after 36 years with Hope Gas Co. He attended First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Jackie Blankenship and husband Ron of Grantsville; two sons, Rick M. Pitts and wife Sharon and B.K. Pitts and wife Melissa, all of Grantsville; seven grandchildren, Paige Toney, Cam Blankenship, Ashley Pitts, Dylan Baker, Brandon Baker, Tyler Walling and Brianna Pitts; two great-grandchildren, Bradyn and Alexis Toney; and two sisters, Margarete Dykman of Virginia and Ortha L. Blackrun of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Glenna L. Hardman Pitts, on Dec. 30, 2005; one sister, Gladys Pitts; and two brothers, Don Pitts and Barry Pitts.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Bill Law officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 2010

ROY PLANT

Roy L. Plant, 84, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Apr. 17, 2010, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roscoe and Georgia Kelley Plant.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and had retired from Walker-Parkersburg after many years of service. He was a long-time member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Gazel B. Hupp Plant of Parkersburg; one daughter, Doris Ann Newberry of Abingdon, Va.; one son, Larry Wayne Plant of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Plant and James Plant, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Sharon Chadock of Cambridge, Ohio, and Carolyn Shaffer of Grantsville; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Staul, Dorotha Siers and Elizabeth Shaffer.

Services were held at Camden Avenue Church of Christ, with Evangelist Dana Slingluff officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum, with full military rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2007

ANTHONY LEROY POIRIER

Anthony Leroy Poirier, 69, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Bay City, Mich., the son of the late Anthony R. and Dorothy Tate Poirier.

Surviving are his wife, Mary L. Poirier; two daughters, Dorothy Starkey of Grantsville and Sherry Hill of Detroit, Mich.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2006

ROBERT POLING

Robert J. "Pappy" Poling, 69, of St. Marys, died Friday, Mar. 3, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Laco William and Mable Lucretia Owens Poling.Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Janice Morgan Poling; three sons, Wayne Poling of St. Marys, Rod Poling of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Jeff Poling of Vienna; two daughters, Cathy Boling of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Sandra Childs of Canton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his faithful companion, Morgan; four brothers, Gary Poling of Pennsboro, and Larry Poling, Charles Poling and John Poling, all of St. Marys; two nieces; and several nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Edwin Poling.

Services were held at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial was in Freeman Cemetery, near West Union.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2007

RUTH POLING

Ruth A. Poling, 64, of Spencer, formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of Icy M. White Webb of Spencer and the late Paul Eugene Webb. She worked at Kellwood Co. for many years and was manager of Go-Mart, Spencer, for several years.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one daughter, Kim Bagby of Apple Creek, Ohio; two sons, Guy Poling of Fredericks-burg, Ohio, and Tony Poling of Apple Creek; one sister, Norma Freeland of Spencer; two brothers, Eddie Webb of Trinity, N.C., and Roger Webb of Akron, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Ellen Hunsche, and one brother, Larry Webb.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited officiating. Per her request, the body was cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 June 2004

STELLA MAE POLING

Stella Mae Poling, 96, of Millstone, died Friday, June 4, 2004.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Fred and Ida Mae Cutlip Hall. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are four daughters, Lurland Profit of Spencer, Ursela Laughlin and Thurmel Hall, both of Arnoldsburg, and Dessel Brunty of Cottageville; one sister, Edna Crislip of Frame-town; one brother, Kenneth Hall of Frametown; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Poling; one grandson; two brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Clarence McKown officiating. Burial was in Rollyson Cemetery, Belfont, Braxton County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 February 2005

TESSA POLING

Tessa Tennant Poling, 100, of Davidsonville, Md., formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She had resided with her daughter, Kathryn, since October, 2000.

She was born in Rivesville, the daughter of the late William and Edith Boor Tennant. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Glenville State College, graduating with honors, and an M.A. from West Virginia University. She was a retired elementary teacher with 38 years of service in the Calhoun County school system.

She was a life member of W.Va. Association of Retired School Employees, GSC Alumni Association and WVU Alumni Association, member of National Retired Teacher’s Association, charter member of Phoebe Cunningham Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and Alpha Iota of Alpha Delta Kappa, international honorary sorority for women educators, and a member of Calhoun County Hospital Auxiliary, First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and Fell Kennedy Sunday school class.

Surviving are one sister, Mabel Kinter, 102, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Kathryn Sprouse of Davidsonville and Edith Yeager of Sewickley, Pa.; two granddaughters, Jennifer Anderson of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Susan Coyle of Sewickley; and one great-granddaughter, Ava Tessa-Estelle Coyle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Corel Poling, in 1984, and seven brothers and sisters.

Services will be private and burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 February 2003

THELMA POLING

Thelma Poling, 98, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 6 ,2003, at Country Club Retirement Center, Mt. Vernon.

She was born at Reedy, the daughter of the late Dan and Hannah Wells Connolly. She had been a resident of Mt. Zion and Parkersburg for many years before moving to Mt. Vernon in 1998. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Loretta Godfrey, Sherra Nell Ferrell of Parkersburg and Bonel Zakarian of Chester, Md.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Poling, four sisters, and one brother.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 February 2003 (Obituary from Nov. 4, 1948)

VERNON POLING

Vernon Edward Poling, 35, of Barberton, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1948.

He was born at. Sycamore, the son of Nicholson and Virginia Slider Poling. He was a descendant of two of Calhoun County's oldest families. He was a member of the old Sycamore M.E. Church since early youth and lived a faithful Christian life.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Wanda Louise Paige Poling; one son, Johnny Carl, 7; three daughters, Kathryn Gale 4, Audra Virginia 3; and Connie Jean, 18 months; one sister, Mrs. Hoy G. Stump; and three brothers, Thomas 1. Poling, Slathiel S. Poling and Jacob J. Poling, all of Barberton.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother and twin sons, Richard Lewis at two weeks and Vernon Edward, Jr., at three weeks.

Services were held at Sycamore M.E. Church with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2001 (Obituary from June, 1950)

WILLARD POLING

Willard Poling, 39, died June 3, 1950, at Spencer.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of Albert and the late Belle Gunn Poling. He had operated a general merchandise and supply store at Cremo for the past 18 years and had operated a farm and dealt in cattle the past few years.

He was converted four and one-half years ago at Cedar Grove Church during a revival conducted by Rev. Efford Epling. Even during the first week of his fatal illness, he attended five services of a revival conducted by Rev. Epling.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Elva Lou Brannon Poling; two brothers, Ernest of Mt. Zion and Ivan of Parkersburg; and one sister, Minnie Elliott of Grantsville; six nieces; and one nephew.

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

Services were held at Cedar Grove Church at 10:30 a.m. and at Mt. Zion at 2 p.m., with Rev. Epling, assisted by Rev. Bert Strickland and Rev. Glendon McKee, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2007

RICHARD POORMAN

Richard E. Poorman, 65, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at his home. he was born at Hershey, Pa, the son of the late Harvey and Blanche Felty Poorman. He was a carpenter and was a member of the Cornerstone Praise and Worship Church at Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Poorman; two daughters, Nancy Whipkey of Arnoldsburg, and Lori Wilson of Grantsville; one sister, Judy Poorman of Palmyra, PA; and five grandchildren, Kevin and Steven Cunningham, Samantha Wilson, and Jeromy Poling and Stacie Frederick. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Whipkey, II. Services were held Tuesday, November 13 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. with Rev. Kevin Church and Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery at Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 March 2008

LONA KIMBLE McMILLIN POPE

Lona Kimble Pope, 91, of Austin, Tex., died Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2008.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Albert Clifton and Rosa Jane Kelley Kimble.

She lived in Memphis, Tenn., for a number of years and retired as a beautician. She was a member of Decatur-Trinity Christian Church, Bartlett, Tenn.

Surviving are one son, Richard McMillin of Austin; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Harry McMillin, Kerney Parker and Fred Pope; and several brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 11:30 a.m., at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 May 2009

GARNET PORTER

Garnet G. Porter, 81, of Stow, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009.

She was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the daughter of the late Isaac and Bessie Starcher of Cremo.

She was employed at K-Mart for 18 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen and Heather; five sons, Rick, Ed, Kevin, Steve and Michael; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret; five brothers, Arnold, Tom (Tuck), Ron, Bob and Jimmy.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Merill V. Porter; one son, Butch; grandparents, Hanson and Sara Starcher and George and Hanna Gibson of Cremo; one sister, Mil Jean Richards; three brothers, Junior, Roy and Harold; and one grandson, Josh Huhn.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2002

NAOMA PORTER

Naoma Porter, 68, of Orma, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Delphia Cottrell Parsons of Orma and the late S.C. Parsons. She was a member of Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Janet Keathley of Romulus, Mich., and Karen Morgan of Cumberland, Md.; one sister, Juanita Byard of Amsterdam Ohio; three grandchildren, Melissa and Shannon Keathley and Jason Porter; and one great-grandchild, Devyn Ely.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Porter; one son, Richard Porter; one brother, Andy Parsons; and one sister, Maycel Clevenger.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. David Weaver officiating, and burial in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 April 2009

SHARON LEE PORTIS

Sharon Lee Portis, 65, died Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009, at the home of her daughter.

She was born in Barberton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Floyd J. Lambright, Sr., and Olga Ule Lambright.

Surviving are one daughter, Cathy Hall and husband Roger of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Jacky Petrey of Akron, Ohio, and Debbie Johnson of Ankey, Iowa; three brothers, Larry Lambright and David Lambright, both of Akron, and Floyd Lambright of Inverness, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Blake Gorman, Isabel Cabrera and Cathy, Jaron and Marlee Hall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Oscar Portis; one daughter, Karen Elaine Portis Cabrera; and one brother, Ronald Lambright.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 August 2004

JAMES MICHAEL POSTALWAIT

James Michael Postalwait, 50, of Rosedale, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at CAMC General Hospital, following a short illness.

He was the son of the late Carl James and Eva Jean Stump Postalwait. He was a 1971 graduate of Braxton County High School. He was a former employee of Norris Industries of Spencer and Newberry, S.C. He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman.

Surviving are two children, Alisha Lathey and Christopher Postalwait and their mother, Sherry Dadisman, all of Charleston; two sisters, Brenda Mollohan and her husband, Todd of Rosedale, and Treza Shock and her husband, Dan of Rosedale; one brother, Dwight Postalwait and his wife Jody of Elkview; three nephews, Travis Mollohan of Rosedale, Shane Arnold of Rosedale and Jeremiah Postalwait of Arnoldsburg; one niece, Sara Postalwait of Arnoldsburg; one son-in-law, Jason Lathey of Dunbar; and one daughter in-law, Andrea Dickens of Charleston.

Graveside services were held at the Rosedale Community Cemetery at Rosedale. Out of respect for his wishes, there will be no funeral services. He was buried beside his parents in the Rosedale Community Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, was in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 December 2004

OLGA POSTALWAIT

Olga Boggs Postalwait, 86, of Minnora, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Ed and Elizabeth Cadle Boggs. She was a homemaker and Protestant.

Surviving are two sons, Burl Postalwait of Grantsville and Blame Postalwait of Chloe; one daughter, Betty Price and husband Richard of Millstone; four grandchildren, Lisa Price Buchanan, Rick Postalwait, Barbara Price and Kevin Postalwait; three great-­grandchildren, Justin Price, Katelyn Bunch and Brandy Bunch; and one sister, Gusta Drake of Ivydale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Postalwait.

Upon the request of Mrs. Postalwait and her family, private services will be conducted at the family’s convenience. Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 08 April 2003

EVERETT RUSSELL POWELL

Everett Russell Powell, 60, of Huntington, died Sunday, Apr. 27, 2003, at his residence.

He was born at Walker, the son of the late Ira Sanford and Opal Elizabeth Bibbee Powell. He had worked for Charles W. Kester Co., Dayton, Ohio, as a food delivery person, and was also a mechanic. After retirement, he worked on bicycles in the Hunting­ton area and was known as "Bicycle Man."

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Nancy K. Powell of Huntington; one daughter, Melynda K. Powell of Dayton; two grandchildren; four sisters, Thelma King of Keyser, Mary Meadows of Salisbury, N.C., Sharon Lehew of Dallas, Tex., and Carolyn Leisure of Williamstown; three brothers, Ira S. Powell of Vienna, James W. Powell of Dayton and Leonard C. Powell of Grantsville; and special friends, Ruth Powers of Huntington and Daryl and Marti Anderson of Donnelsville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Locie Powell.

Services were held at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Robert Dailey, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 May 2002

HAGAN POWELL

Hagan "Calhoun" Powell, 89, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, May 26, 2002.

He was born in Millstone and retired in 1977 from Morgan Adhesive, Akron. He was a member of Albrecht Avenue Church of God.

Surviving are four sons, Richard of Akron, Gary of Mogadore, Ohio, Larry of Springfield Township, Ohio, and Terry of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two daughters, Jean Cole of Springfield Township and Janet Savich of Akron; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estel, in 1997; one daughter, Erma Lee; three grandchildren, Stanley Houchin, Michael Powell and Robin Arnold; and one great-grandson, Andrew Powell.

Services were held at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Robert L. Drummond officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 Jan 2004

JESSIE ISAAC POWELL

Jessie Isaac Powell, 84, of Akron, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Jessie and Pearl Evans Powell. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Babcock & Wilcox with 40 years of service. He had attended Cornerstone Free Methodist Church, Akron, since 1962.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Ursley “Jo”; one son, Randy Powell; one daughter, Cathy Hyatt; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister, Velma Ferrel.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Marie, Ava, Pauline, Vivian and Lovey, and five brothers, Hagan, Thurl, Ernest, Boyd and Gaily.

Services were held at Cornerstone Free Methodist Church with Pastor Brenda Young officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2010

MAXINE SMITH POWELL

Maxine Smith Powell, 81, of Cutler, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Clarence S. and Nell M. Holpp Smith.

She was a graduate of St. Marys High School and a member of Dale United Methodist Church. She was a founding advisor to Palmers Lads & Lassies 4-H Club and a youth advisor for many years at Oak Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, George S. Powell, whom she married Nov. 29, 1946; three sons, G. Sam Powell of Stockport, Ohio, William F. Powell of Cutler and Daniel J. Powell of Columbia, S.C.; one daughter, Barbara Kidder of Stockport; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Smith of Wartburg, Tenn.; three sisters, Emma J. Garish of Akron, Ohio, Martha Snyder of Wooster, Ohio, and Madylene Hamrick of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Lester and Pete Smith.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Pastor Robin Swinsburg officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Barlow Chapel. Following services at the funeral home, family and friends are invited to a luncheon at Palmer Community Center. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. There will be no public graveside service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 May 2004

RUE POWELL

Rue L. Powell, 94, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lon and May Downs Powell.

Surviving are one son, James H. Powell of Parkersburg; two sisters, Amy Hathaway of Grantsville and Eva Burton of Parkersburg; one brother, William G. Powell of St. Albans; six grand-children, Tammy Nichols of Mt. Zion, Robin Spangler of Avondale, Pa., April Haught of Harrisville, William R. Powell of Durham, N.C., Jeffry Powell of Nashua, N.H., and Jennifer Dilcy of High Springs, Fla.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Hays Powell; one son, William R. Powell; and six brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Hays-Haymaker Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 Jan 2004

TESSELENE POWELL

Tesselene R. Powell of Parkersburg died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Munday, the daughter of the late Carmel Clay and Edith Rose Newell. She was a homemaker and a Southern Baptist.

Surviving are four sons, Russell Parker and Roger Parker, both of Frederick, Md., and Randall Parker and Donald Powell, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Sandy Groover of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jack Newell of Munday.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Parker.

By her request, there was no visitation or services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2007

URSLEY POWELL

Ursley "Jo" Powell, 85, of Barberton, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007.

She was born in Arnoldsburg and attended Cornerstone Free Methodist Church since 1962.

Surviving are one daughter, Cathy Hyatt; one son, Randy Powell; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie I. Powell.

Services were held at Cornerstone Free Methodist Church, Akron, with Pastor Brenda Young officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 October 2009

ZOE POWELL

Zoe Powell, 101, of Roanoke, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County. She was a poet and storywriter and taught Sunday School in Arnoldsburg for many years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Louise Powell Hays of Roanoke; one grandson, Colonel (Retired) Mark Warren Hays of Salt Lake City, Utah; one granddaughter, Rev. Melissa Hays-Smith of Roanoke; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurl Charles Powell, in 1987, and an infant daughter, June.

Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Albertâs Chapel Cemetery, Sandridge, for family only. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Albertâs Chapel, Sandridge, and Louisa Chapel, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 May 2008

LAURA PRATT

Laura M. Mosser Pratt, 75, of Thornton, died Friday, May 16, 2008, at Rosewood Health Care Center, Grafton.

She was born in Wade, Ohio, the daughter of the late Thurman M. Mosser and Lydia Hazel Snider Mosser.

She attended Calhoun County High School and graduated from Grafton High School in 1951. She had formerly worked as office manager for Crislip Motor Lodge, Grafton, and as nutrition site assistant for Taylor County Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of Thornton Water Board and was a Taylor County election poll worker. She was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Beulah Baptist Church, Pruntytown.

Surviving are two sons, Gary A. Pratt of Fairmont and Douglas R. Pratt of Grafton; one daughter, Sandra Kay Swisher of Grafton; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Slaton of Grafton, Genevive Slaton of Clearwater, Fla., Mildred Idoni of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Grace Gray of Englewood, Fla.; one half-brother, Rick Northcraft of Pennsboro; close friend, Woodfield "Chuck" Cox; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. "Bud" Pratt, and one brother, Charles Ray Mosser.

Services were held at Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton, with Pastor Brian S. Cole officiating. Burial was in Woodsdale Memorial Park Cemetery, Grafton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2007

VONDA PRESTON

Vonda J. Preston, 64, of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Lakewest Hospital, Willoughby, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Clarkie Givens, She was a homemaker and taught Sunday School at Headlands Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Charles; one daughter, Kandy Zarack of Mentor; one son, Charles B. Preston of Eastlake, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one sister, Wanda horn of Leading Creek.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Givens and Hayden Givens.

Services were held at Brunner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Mentor. Burial was in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chester Township.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2002 (Obituary from February, 1960)

LOUISA PRICE

Louisa B. Price, 59, of Russett, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1960, at Calhoun General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late French and Lucinda Dewees Bailey. She was a member of Milo Methodist Church and Russett home demonstration club.

Surviving are her husband, Coy C. Price; two daughters, Ruth V. Fluharty and Helen Ward, both of Parkersburg; four sons, Eugene (Bill) Price of Grantsville, Harley and Donzel Price, both of Akron, Ohio, and Odus Price of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Nancy Douglas of Barberton; and three brothers, Bailes Bailey of Mineral Wells and Hollie and Harley Bailey, both of Milo.

She was preceded in death by one son, Paul Price.

Services were held at Liberty Hill Methodist Church with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2005

MURELL PRICE

Murell B. Price, 85, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dee and Mary Goff Nitz. She was a homemaker and a member of CEOS homemakers club for 25 years and West Fork Community Action for 26 years. She received Faithful Worker for the Community in 1992 and was Molasses Festival parade marshal in 2002. She was a member of Stoney Point U.M. Church until closure and then transferred membership to Spencer Tabernacle.

Surviving are one son, Loren Price and wife Sherry of Arnoldsburg; three grandchildren, Douglas Price and wife Verla of Arnoldsburg, Dennis Price and wife Jennifer of Parkersburg and Vicki Richards and husband Rob of Elizabeth; four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Michael Price and Dakota and Dustin Richards; one sister, Zelma Harker of Zanesville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Vere Price; six brothers; and one sister.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Loren Price, Rev. Dennis Price and Rev. Benjamin Kerby officiating. Burial will be in Husk Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation will be held Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2001

CHARLES "BUSTER" PRITT

Charles Elden "Buster" Pritt, 75, of Grafton, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in Elyria Memorial Hospital, Elyria, Ohio.

He was born in Gilmer County and lived in the Grafton/North Eaton area for 43 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Korean War and was a member of Grafton Hunkson-Hysell VFW Post #3341. He retired in 1991 from Larson Foundry as a core maker. He was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Purcel and Carol Miller, both of Grafton; one son, Doug Pritt of Elyria; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Erma Moore of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Oleta, in 1996; five sisters; two brothers; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Blackburn Funeral Home, Grafton, with Rev. David Craven, Pastor of North Eaton Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township, with Grafton VFW Post #3341 conducting military honors.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 May 2005

GERTRUDE LITTLE PROPST

Gertrude Little Propst, 85, of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 15, 2005.

She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Nellie Elliott Little. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in U.M. Women. She worked 16 years at Mt. Zion Farmer’s Market.

Surviving are two daughters, JoAnn Stevens of Grantsville and Mary K. Wilson of Vienna; one son, Mike Propst of Grantsville; three grandchildren, April Miller of Millboro, Va., Carrie Propst of London, Ky., and Zack Propst of Grantsville; two great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Mikayla Miller; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Millard “Bud” Propst, in 2004; one sister; and seven brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2000

GREGORY ALLEN PROPST

Gregory Allen Propst, 27, of Parkersburg, died suddenly on Sunday, May 14, 2000, in Calhoun County.

He was an employee of Coldwater Creek. He was medically discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, Kyler Gregory Propst and Mason Todd Propst of Big Springs; his former wife, Amanda Dye Propst of Big Springs; his father, Roger Propst of Grantsville; his mother and companion, Loretta Hathaway and Robert Weekley of Parkersburg; his maternal grandmother, Eulanee Hathaway of Grantsville; six uncles; five aunts; and several cousins.

Services will be held on Friday, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas and Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burail will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 29 July 2004

MILLARD PROPST

Millard F. “Bud” Propst, 86, of Grantsville, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Wesley and Millie Stalnaker Propst. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Cabot Corp. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Bee Creek Hunting Club.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Little Propst; two daughters, JoAnn Stevens of Grantsville and Mary Kay Wilson of Vienna; one son, Mike Propst of Grantsville; one sister, Mary Jean Vannoy of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Carrie Propst, Zachary Propst and April Miller; two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Miller and Mikayla Miller; and three nephews, Jim and Roger Propst, both of Grantsville, and Ronnie Propst of Beckley.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and George Propst.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 February 2005

ARTHUR JAMES PRUSACK

Arthur James Prusack, 83, of Munday, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005.

He was born in Avonmore, Pa., the son of the late Metro and Anna Butz Prusack of Salina, Pa. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was retired from Beecher Drilling Co. after 40 years as a driller and dozer operator. He was a member of Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Charles and wife Bonnie of Denair, Calif., David and wife Sheryl of Big Bend and James and wife Judy of Grantsville; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Prusack of Downington, Pa., and Fred Prusack of Cheswick, Pa.; one sister, Marion DeGrazia of Redmond, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Beecher Prusack; three brothers, Nicholas, Michael and John; and two sisters, Ann and Phyliss.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 May 2002

AMELIA PROVENCHER

Amelia "Tootie" Provencher, 75, of Big Springs, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at her home.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late Audrey and Ruth Freed Ford.

Surviving are one son, Alan Provencher of the U.S. Air Force, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; one brother, Gail Ford of Parkersburg; one sister, Betty Robinson of Big Springs; and one special niece, Alicia Shaffer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Al Provencher, and two brothers, Michael and Dennis Ford.

Services were to be held at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2000

BURNELL PUGH

Burnell Pugh, 86, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Greenbrier County, the son of the late Rev. C.W. and Edith Bryan Pugh. He retired frm FMC Viscose after 33 years of service and had worked part-time for the board of education.

Surviving are one son, Lowell Pugh of Waverly; one daughter, LaMoyne Ann McCartney of Stumptown; one sister, JoAnn Lambert of Huttonsville; three step-sisters, Mary Lee Cork of Weirton, Mabyn Deweese of Minnora and Irene Matheny of West Virginia; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Irene Bullard Pugh; his step-mother, Ida Pugh; two sisters; and one brother.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Dobby Thrash officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 29 July 2004

HAYDEN PURSLEY

Hayden Pursley, 75, of Enterprise, Fla., died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at his home.

He was a 1949 graduate of Spencer High School and subsequently served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, retiring from the military in Jan., 1980. Following retirement from the military, he purchased and restored a historic hotel built in 1903, as well as surrounding properties in downtown Enterprise. His accomplishments and dedication were recently recognized and honored by proclamation and award of keys to the city. He was also a member of Moriah Lodge 38, AF & AM.

Surviving are two sons, David N. Pursley of Winter Springs, Fla., and Stuart R. Pursley of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Louise Jaynes of Hernando, Fla., and Eileen McKee of Millstone; three grandchildren, Lauren, Shelby and Kristen Pursley; his long-time companion, Karin Murray and her extended family; and other family members whom he considered special, along with many friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Iris Simmons; and one brother, Robert C. Pursley.

A memorial service was held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Mike King officiating. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 21.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 September 2009

LORAINE RICHARDS PURSLEY

Loraine L. Richards Pursley, 71, of Big Bend, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Mack and Geraldine Taylor Richards.

Surviving are three sons, Michael Pursley and David Pursley, both of South Carolina, and Donald Pursley of West Virginia; one daughter, Malinda Lamb of Virginia; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jamie Cecil Pursley; two brothers; five sisters; and eight half-brothers and sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 June 2001

VELMA PURSLEY

Velma A. Pursley, 91, of Spencer, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Barberton Citizens Hospital, Barberton, Ohio.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Barnhouse Somerville. She retired in 1975 from Kellwood Co., Spencer, and remained active as a foster grandmother and at Roane County Committee on Aging. She was activity director at Miletree Healthcare Center, Spencer, and a member of Egypt United Methodist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are one daughter, Madge Gainer of Norton, Ohio; two sons, Roy Pursley of Grantsville and Jim Pursley of Spencer; one sister, Eula Lobb of Greensburg, Ky.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and three step-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Oral Pursley, in 1976.

Services were held at Egypt United Methodist Church with Rev. Danny Whited officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2002

LULA MAE PURVIS

Lula Mae Purvis, 76, of Smithville, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Columbia, Ken., the daughter of the late Leslie P. and Laura Anne Rowe Coomer.

Surviving are three daughters, Judy Purvis of Smithville, Lisa Purvis of Grantsville and Wanda Duff of South Carolina; three brothers, Paul Coomer, J.C. Coomer and Russell Coomer; eight sisters, Lena Belle Bryant, Hattie Marie Montfort, Mildred Vaughn, Vicki Coomer, Dora Jean Grant, Lou Anne Estes, Peggy Freeman and Irene Warner; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alfred Purvis, and one brother.

Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2001

HARLEY PYLES

Harley Edward Pyles, 64, of Glenville, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of Pearl Greenlief Pyles of Glenville and the late Raymond Pyles. He was a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Betty Linger of Glenville and Alice Mackey of Weston; and five brothers, Ronnie Pyles of Weston, Robert D. Pyles of Cedarville, Ernest L. Pyles of Normantown and Francis D. Pyles and Gary W. Pyles, both of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Pyles.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Normantown, with Rev. Roger Luzader officiating, and burial in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at the church one hour prior to services. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


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