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"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/17/1994

CHARLENE RADABAUGH

Charlene Radabaugh, 20, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 1994, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born Oct. 1, 1973, in Grantsville, a daughter of Delmas Radabaugh of New Philadelphia and Betty Rogers Radabaugh of Parkersburg. She was a 1991 graduate of New Philadelphia High School where she was a member of Young Business Leaders, choir, after-school bowling program, drama club, and V.I.P. business program, and was an athletic office assistant. She was employed at C.M.A. Manufacturing, Boliver.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Delmas Burton Radabaugh of Chloe and Randy Radabaugh of Cleveland, Ohio; four step-sisters, Mrs. Allen (Melissa) Stotzer of Mineral City, Mrs. Michael (Debbie) Doggett of Gaithersburg, Md., Becky Fleer of Somerset and Peggy Fleer of Delaware, Oh.; six aunts; eight uncles; three nieces; and four nephews.

Services were held at Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, with Rev. John Campbell officiating. Graveside services were held at Nobe Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Fred Basnett, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/14/1994

WILLIAM R. RADCLIFF

William Roscoe Radcliff, 65, of Coxs Mills, died Saturday, July 9, 1994, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, after an extended illness.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Archie and Mabel Post Radcliff. He was employed in bridge construction.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Jane Jones Radcliff; one daughter, Betty L. Jones of Sissonville; one son, William Gary Radcliff of Sand Fork; one brother, Harry Radcliff of Coxs Mills; two sisters, Joy Osborn of Coxs Mills and Eula Lamb of Alum Bridge; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services are scheduled Thursday, 7 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Holley Faulkner officiating. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/13/1995

LELIA BELLE RADER

Lelia Belle DePue Rader, 95, of Sarasoto, Fla., formerly of Wirt County, died Monday April 3, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Creston, a daughter of the late Peter Thomas Lashley and Elizabeth Pettit DePue. She attended Wirt County schools and was a school teacher for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Sarasota, Fla., Daughters of the American Revolution, Former Teacher's Association, Muskingum Chapter 485, Order of the Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a 50-year resident of Sarasota, where she volunteered at the Happiness House of the American Red Cross.

Surviving are one daughter, Eloise Fidler of Sarasota, Fla.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Alfred "Floyd" Rader; five brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Charles R. Murray officiating. Burial was in DePue Family Cemetery, Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 1/17/1911

MARTHA J. (TAYLOR) RADER

Martha J. Taylor was born in Calhoun county W. Va. Feb. 6, 1850 and was married to Marchus W. Rader on June 1st, 1871. To them were born ten children, six boys and four girls. One daughter preceded her to the spiritual world, as did her husband, and went to their happy reward for all who believe.

Martha J. Rader was stricken with the hand of affliction and has borne her suffering with the patience of Job, without murmuring or complaining. Her last days of sickness were the happiest of her existence, enjoying the great hope of Immortality that awaits the final faithful in the great spiritual realms of immortal bliss. She departed this life January 1st, 1911, and was laid in her charnel house at the Big Bend church Jan. 3, 1911. She leaves nine children: George, Harry, Coll, Albert, Homer, Lloyd, Minnie, Lillie, and Laura to mourn their loss.

We laid our mother in the tomb,
The cold, cold grave is now her bed
She sleeps the blessed Master says
She sleeps the sleep of all the dead.

When Coll returned she tried to tell
Of something pretty she beheld
It was the blessed angels come
To waft her gentle spirit home.

This world is nothing but a snare
In which temptations are so strong
Children prepare to meet thy God
Your lives on earth will not be long.

Mrs Rader was baptized and joined the Broomstick Baptist Church in December, 1909.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/25/1994

ROBERT W. RADER

Robert William Rader, 88, of Belpre, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 1994, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta.

He was born in Brooksville, a son of the late Lee and Lona Vannoy Rader. He attended Calhoun County schools, was on the Rationing and Zoning Committee during World War II and was the manager of Universal Supply for 46 years. He was active in Belpre civic organizations and was a charter member and past patron of Belpre Chapter 541 Order of Eastern Star and past master of Belpre Masonic Lodge 690 AF&AM. He was active in building the Belpre EUB Church and parsonage, and was a member of First Lutheran Church Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Jeanette Nolan Rader, one daughter, Jo Ann Brookhart of Parkersburg; two grandsons; two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Okra Nichols Grogg of Parkersburg.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. James Kinsler officiating, and burial in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

THOMAS R. RAMSELL

2/19/1998

Thomas R. (Snuffy) Ramsell, 65, of Spencer, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born at Johnstown, Pa., a son of the late John and Nellie L. Trumper Ramsell. He was a retired truck driver for Yellow Freight, Detroit, Mich., and a former substitute bus driver for Calhoun County Board of Education. He was a 34-year member of Teamster's Union, Local 299, Detroit, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He was a member of H.O.G., Milwaukee, Wisc., and was an avid outdoor sportsman.

Surviving are his wife, Donna C. Ramsell of Spencer; three sons, Kevin A. Railey of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Tommy Ramsell and Tim Ramsell, both of Mantua, Ohio; four daughters, Amanda L. Rishky of Ephrata, Wash., Holly A. Railey of Lemon Grove, Calif., and Diane Lough and Margaret Ziegler, both of Mantua; one sister, Elsie Nord of Lorain, Ohio; seven grand-children; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Ramsell, John Henry Ramsell and Albert Ramsell; and one sister, Dorothy Josephson.

Services were held at Egypt Ridge Chapel, Spencer, with Rev. John W. Lowe officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was held in Egypt Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/29/1995

RAY READING

Ray Reading, 105, of Grantsville, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, June 22, 1995, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Otto, Roane County, a son of the late Charles Scott and Eliza McMillan Reading.

He was a former merchant at Arnoldsburg, had owned a trucking business and was a well-known Arnoldsburg farmer. He was a member of Arnoldsburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Bill of Dunbar; one daughter, Lucille Gainer of Charleston; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lora Ferrell Reading, and two daughters, Mildred Jarvis and Juanita Harris.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PATRICK REALE

5/6/1999

Patrick V. Reale, 83, of Glenville, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Sunrise Care and Rehabilitation Center, Glenville, after a long illness.

He was a retired Army veteran with 35 years of service, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. He was a member of VFW, DAV, American Legion and 230th MP Unit in Calhoun County. He was a retired businessman in Glenville, having owned and operated Modern Dry Cleaners for 30 years, and was a former fire chief and past president of Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Dept., and member of Rotary Club and Trinity United Methodist Church, Glenville. Surviving are his wife, Lenita Casto Reale; one son, Philip A. Reale of Glenville; four daughters, Margherita Price of Ventor City, N.J., Victoria "Vicky" Glass of San Antonio, Tex., Susan Chapman of Glenville and Mary Roseann Thompson of Charles-ton; step-mother, Anna Reale Scawthorn of San Diego, Calif.; step-sister, Carim Ludwig of New York City; one brother, Frank of San Diego; four sisters, Grace Gerome and Yolonda Pileggi, both of Atlantic City, N.J., Mary Pileggi of Ventor City and Adaline Garcia of San Diego; and nine grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Michael Ford officiating, and burial in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DEIDRE LYNN REDDICK

6/17/1999

Deidre Lynn Reddick, 37, of Grantsville, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Judith M. Yoak of Nobe and the late Bill Dawson.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Jasmine and Rochelle Reddick of Grantsville; one sister, Kelly Grogg of Nobe; one niece, Danille Grogg of Nobe; and one nephew, Isaac Grogg of Nobe.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Cocoe Dawson, and maternal grandparents, Carlos and Mary Wilson.

Open memorial services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, with the eulogy from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Pleasant Hill U.M. Church.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/19/1995

COLUMBUS T. REED, JR.

Columbus T. Reed, Jr., 66, of Weirton, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 1995, in Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was the son of Columbus T. Reed and J. Rachel Modesitt Reed. He was a retired employee of Weirton Steel Corp. diesel shop and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Mercy Baptist Church, Weirton.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta P. Reed; two sons, Kenneth R. and William L., both of Weirton; one daughter, Panda of Weirton; one brother, Donald Ray of Big Springs; three sisters, Elma Edgell of Barberton, Ohio, Fonda Holstine of Akron, Ohio, and Betty Cunningham of Creston; and one grandson.

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

Services were held at Mercy Baptist Church, with Pastor James Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Mount Olive Cemetery, Salem.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/24/1996

CORA L. REED

Cora Lee Reed, 67, of Cambridge, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 20, at South Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, following an extended illness.

She was born in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Olen and Mattie Ervin Heck. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are nine daughters, Sharon Burch and Linda Iby, both of Cumberland, Ohio, Gail Steed of Sarahsville, Ohio, Kathy McKinney of Cambridge, Becky Brown of Salesville, Ohio, Mollie Patrick of Quaker City, Ohio, Donna Fluhearty of Mannington, and Sandy Boatright and Carolyn Reed, both of Grantsville; one son, Dale Reed of Zanesville, Ohio; five sisters, Hilda Erlewine of Waco, Tex., Delores Sapp of Carrton, Tex., Barbara Jean Hayes and Helen Hayes, both of Mannington, and Betty Price of Cambridge; one brother, Olen "Buck" Heck of Stonewood; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow P. Reed; one daughter, Judith Ann Reed; and one son, Woody Wayne Reed.

Visitation will be at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24. There will be no funeral services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DAVID L. REED, JR.

3/20/1997

David L. Reed, Jr., 27, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Mar. 16,1997, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of David L. Reed, Sr., and Linda Kerby Reed, both of Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Ashley Reed of Grantsville; one son, Brandon Reed of Grantsville; one sister, Chrystal Reed of Grantsville; one brother, Kevin Reed of Grantsville; paternal grandmother, Pearl Reed of Grantsville; and maternal grandparents, Fred and Helen Kerby of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lloyd Reed, Jr., and one sister, Melinda Reed.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Church Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/16/1995

LARRY G. REED

Larry C. Reed, 56, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Mar. 9, 1995, at Roane General Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of Nellie Hardway Reed of Millstone and the late Carry F. Reed. He was a former car sales manager for Calhoun Super Service of Grantsville for 26 years. He was a former Calhoun County commissioner, former Grantsville Town Council member, former Calhoun Wood Festival chairman, and former chief of Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Linda Craddock Reed; one daughter, Rhonda Miller of Glenville; one son, Brent Reed of Ashland, Ohio; two sisters, Brooksene Kerby of Millstone and Judy Price of Parkersburg; three brothers, James Reed of Millstone, and Jerry Reed and Alvin Reed, both of Parkersburg; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John L. Smith and Rev. Terry Burgess officiating. Burial was in Slate Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/31/1995

LOYD REED, JR.

Calhoun County businessman and politician Loyd Reed, Jr., 73, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 1995, at his home after an extended illness.

He was born in Glenville, a son of the late Loyd and Euna Smith Reed. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He had owned and operated Reed's Grocery Store, Reed's Furniture Co., and Reed's Restaurant. He served as Calhoun County Clerk for 20 years and was one of the founders of Bee Creek Hunting Club and Calhoun Athletic Boosters. He was a member of Hardman Chapel United Methodist Church, near Smithville.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl Edna Shimer Reed; two sons, David Reed of Grantsville and Timothy Reed of Portland, Ohio; two daughters, Phyllis Whipkey of Grantsville and Euna Reed of Five Forks; one sister, Winnie Sheppard of Parkersburg; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 December 1999

NELLIE REED

Nellie M. Reed, 89, of Millstone, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late James P. and Florence K. Santa Hardway. She was a member of Stoney Point United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, James Reed of Millstone and Alvin Reed and Carry Reed, both of Parkersburg; two daughters, Brooksene Kerby of Millstone and Judith M. Price of Elizabeth; two brothers, Gene Hardway of Mt. Zion and Carroll Hardway of Nicut; three sisters, Irene Lambert, and Hallie Lambert, both of Strange Creek, and Glennis Carter of Nicut; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carry F. Reed; one son, larry Reed; two brothers, Brooks and Casto Hardway; and one grandchild, Bradley Kerby.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gary Bowen and Rev. Brent Reed officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/1/1996

COURTNEY L. REXROAD

Courtney Leah Rexroad, 19, of Sulphur Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996, of injuries sustained in an auto accident.

She was born in Belpre, a daughter of Gerald Rexroad of Ritchie County and Linda Krugman of West Liberty, Ken. She was a 1994 graduate of Greenbrier East High School and was employed in the management division of Shoney's, Troutville, Va.

Surviving are two brothers, Justin Rexroad of West Liberty and James Sheffer of York, Pa.; maternal grandmother, Betty Krugman of Pennsboro; and maternal great-grandmother, Nona Maze of Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/2/1995

ORVA E. REXROAD

Orva E. Rexroad, 77, of Glenville, died Monday, Oct. 23, 1995, at Americare-Glenville.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Benjamin A. and Annie Marie Schoolcraft Parsons. She was a housewife and a Methodist.

Surviving are three sons, Frank Rexroad and James Rexroad, both of Dusk Camp, and David Rexroad of Mentor, Ohio; one daughter, Joann Jones of Glenville; one brother, Lorie Parsons of Texas; one sister, Hazel Gae Valentine of Cleveland; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Rexroad; one brother; and two sisters.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Frank Dillon officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JILL RENAE REYNOLDS

8/26/1999

Jill Renae Reynolds, 23, of Gandeeville, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at home.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of Elmer and Faye Starcher Wagoner of Sand Ridge. She was a homemaker and a 1993 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Rodney Reynolds; one son, Rodney E. Reynolds of the home; and maternal grandmother, Edna Starcher of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Doyle Starcher, and paternal grandparents, Elza and Myra Wagoner.

Services were held at Mt. Herman Church, Harmony, with Rev. Sinnett Summers officiating. Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MADELINE V. REYNOLDS

7/3/1997

Madeline V. Reynolds, 78, of Williamstown, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at Marietta Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Alvy and Lona Snyder Freshour. She was retired from Marietta Memorial Hospital and was a member of Williamstown Church of God.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Carl Reynolds; two daughters, Connie Sands of Williamstown and Shelby Grabowski of Ball Ground, Ga.; four sons, Gene Reynolds of Parkersburg and James Reynolds, Ronald Reynolds and Timothy Reynolds, all of Williamstown; one brother, Gale Freshour of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three sisters, Eleanor DeWeese and Geneva Lynn, both of Belpre, and Eloise Nutter of Pinehurst, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Williamstown Church of God, with Pastor Glenn York officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/13/1995

MARGARET REYNOLDS

Margaret Reynolds, 53, of Orlando, Fla., died Sunday, April 2, 1995, at Orlando.

She was born in Ripley, a daughter of Iva Raines Waybright of Reedy, and the late Harvey Waybright. She was a nurse's aide.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Roy "Kenny" Reynolds; two sons, Joel Owen and Ronald Owen, both of Orlando; three brothers, Frederick H. Waybright of Strasburg, Va., Nelson Waybright of Cleveland and Frederick G. Waybright of Arnoldsburg; and one sister, Stella Jenkins of Sissonville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Waybright.

Services were held at Parsons Funeral Home, Ripley. Burial was in Ravenswood Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/30/1995

ELENOR POLING RHODABARGER

Word has been received of the deaths of Edra Poling Cundiff, 81, in July, and Elenor Poling Rhodabarger, 86, in October, both of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

They were born in Grantsville, daughters of Waitman and Ella Keener Poling.

Surviving are a sister, Mildred Poling Stevens of Cuyahoga Falls, and a brother, Vernon Poling of Florida. They were descendants of Michael Stump IV, pioneer family of Calhoun County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CHRISTINE M. RHODES

10/9/1997

Christine Marie Rhodes, 75, of Ripley, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Virgie Williams Hinzman. She was a homemaker and a former member of Briscoe Church. She attended Ripley Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are one daughter, Judith Underwood of Grantsville; two sisters, Phyllis Morris and Evelyn Short, both of Ripley; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Rhodes; one son, Daniel Rhodes; one infant daughter, Kathryn Rhodes; and one brother, Wayne Hinzman.

Services were held by Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, with Rev. David Henthorn and Rev. Denny Shirer officiating. Burial was in Evans Cemetery, Gay.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/5/1996

BILLY J. RICHARDS

Billy J. Richards, 61, of Walker, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Coy and Oval Richards. He worked out of Painters Local 1144, and was a member of Eagles Lodge 2307 and Moose Lodge 1118.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo Richards of Walker; one son, Frank Richards of Parkersburg; one daughter, Vickie Boyles of Walker; two brothers, Burlin Richards of Grantsville and Grant Richards of Elyria, Ohio; two sisters, Louise Yeager and Shirley Richardson, both of Belpre; two half-brothers, Clyde Donahue of Bluerock, Ohio, and Orval Donahue of Ashtabula, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Debbie Richards and Brenda Richards; two sisters, Gladys Roberts and Eloise Riel; and one brother, Jim Richards.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Peggy Scharff officiating. Burial was in Walker IOOF Cemetery, Walker.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CALVIN RICHARDS

8/5/1999

Calvin D. Richards, 62, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lester and Ruth Wilson Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Grantsville VFW Post 5959.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Richards; four sons, Jack Richards of Warren, Ohio, and Kenny, Buddy and Danny Richards, all of Cleveland; five daughters, Tanya, Ruthie, Annie and Donna, all of Cleveland, and Denna Sibug of Salem, Ohio; two sisters, Elmo Ball of Nobe and Luellen French of Paris, Tenn.; two brothers, Jim Richards of Walker and Kenny Richards of Pikeville, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren.

Services were held at Spruce Hollow Community Church, near Big Bend, with Rev. Lawson Whipkey officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, near Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 February 2000

CARL RICHARDS

Carl Richards, 91, of Dublin, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Cremo, moved to Athens, Ohio, and was a resident of the Convalarium at Indian Run, Dublin. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He owned and operated retail businesses in Grantsville and Athens.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Melissa Richards; two sons, Richard Richards of Ft. Loramie, Ohio, and Bill Richards of Saugerties, N.Y.; one daughter , Vivian Schweb of Worthington, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Services for the family were held Feb. 12 in Columbus. Burial was in Athens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/6/1995

CAROL J. RICHARDS

Carol J. Richards, 60, of Big Springs, died Monday, July 3, 1995, at her residence following a sudden illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Lottie Snider Belt of Mineral Wells and the late Carl Belt. She was a member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, Big Springs, and a former employee of Dollar General Store and Garland's Grocery, Grantsville, and was a former postmaster of Big Springs Post Office.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Eugene F. Richards of Big Springs; one daughter, Connie J. Wagoner of Big Bend; two sons, Ricky L. Richards of Grantsville and Russell G. Richards of Big Springs; two sisters, Jean Bush and Marlene Lewis, both of Mineral Wells; one brother, Raymond Belt of Mineral Wells; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in Saunders Cemetery, near Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/31/1994

CHARLES R. RICHARDS

Charles R. Richards, 65, of Big Bend, died Sunday, Mar. 20, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Wilson and Molly Frederick Richards. He was a retired oilfield worker for Cain Oil & Gas Co., Big Bend, with many years of service.

Surviving are three sons, James Richards of Big Bend, Jeff Richards of Willoughby, Ohio, and Randall Richards of Florida; two daughters, Patricia Richards of Willoughby and Jean Johnson of Beechwood, Ohio; three brothers, Ershel Richards of Peterstown, Larry Richards of Parkersburg, and Henry Richards of Grantsville; three sisters, Violet Richards and Retta Meadows, both of Vienna, and Edith Richards of Medina, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ivan Richards and Orland Richards.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/18/1996

DAISY RICHARDS

Daisy Richards, 87, of Madison, Ohio, formerly of Big Springs, died Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at her daughters residence in Madison.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Lloyd B. and Bertha Cantwell Taylor. She was a homemaker.

Services were held Saturday at Spruce Hollow Community Church, Big Bend, with Rev. Charles Shaffer officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DEREA RICHARDS

8/27/1998

Derea Richards, 88, of Munday, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Parkview Healthcare Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Marion and Iva Rhodes Paugh. She was a homemaker and a member of Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Alice Cunningham of Five Forks, Mary Belt of Munday, Nora McIntyre of Mineral Wells and Nola Treadway of White Oak; four sons, Fayette Richards and Ora Richards, both of Seville, Ohio, Roland Richards of North Carolina and William Richards of Brohard; 33 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Zell Richards, and two sons, Ole and Raymond Richards.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DONZEL RICHARDS

1/14/1999

Donzel Gene Richards, 58, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at his home in Madrid, Spain.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Walter and Edna Richards of Big Springs. He was a 1958 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of the U.S. Force for 23 years.

Surviving are his wife, Rosa; one daughter, Edna of Madrid; two sons, Walter and Pepe, both of Madrid; three sisters, Ruby Mathers of Brentwood, Md., Yvonne Collins of Big Springs and Melbadene Sims of Cox's Mills; one brother, Cecil Richards of New London, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Edna, Jessica, Walter, Jr., and Vanessa.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, twin Ronzel, Gail, Elmer, Ernest, Forest and Charles, and one sister, Shirley Ann Cox.

He was cremated and buried in Spain. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/21/1994

ERNEST S. RICHARDS

Ernest S. Richards, 69, of Glenville, died Sunday, Apr. 17, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Ritchie County, a son of the late Walter G. and Ada Tingler Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and retired from Ryerson Steel Co., Cleveland. He was a member of Beech Valley United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Price Richards; two brothers, Cecil Richards of New London, Ohio, and Donzel Richards of Madrid, Spain; and three sisters, Ruby Mathers of Hyattsville, Md., Yvonne Collins of Big Springs, and Melbadene Sims of Coxs Mill.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Gail Richards, Elmer Richards, Forrest Richards, Ronzel Richards and Charles Richards; and one sister, Shirley Ann Cox.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Reynolds officiating. There was no visitation and the family requested no flowers.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EVELYN R. RICHARDS

2/26/1998

Evelyn R. Richards, 83, of Davisville died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Jeff and Effie Gay Stallman Dye. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Lucille Lane Fluharty of Davisville; seven grandchildren, Pamela McDonald of Belpre, Vernon Richards of Kansas, Jeff Richards, Sheila Richards, Mitchell Richards and Michael Richards, all of Big Springs, and Brenda Walker of Big Bend; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, former Calhoun County sheriff Park Richards, in 1976; one son, Ophard Richards; one sister, Chloe Dye; and two brothers, Dale Dye and William Dye.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/2/1996

EVERETT G. RICHARDS

Everett Granville "E.G." Richards, 82, of Belpre, died Friday, April 26, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Big Bend, a son of the late General and Elsie McCune Richards. He was a carpenter and had retired after 42 years in the housing construction business in the Mid-Ohio Valley. He was self-employed and at the time of his retirement was employed by Ray C. Emrick Quality Homes, Belpre. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy, Barlow.

Surviving are five daughters, Violet Richards of Veto, Shelby Grimes of Red Hill, Wilma Barnhart and Linda Sinnett, both of Belpre, and Roberta Coler of Dania, Fla.; three sons, Russell Ray Richards of Bartlett, Jerry Roberts of Vincent and Steven Michael Richards of College Station, Tex.; one brother, Tracy Richards of Marietta; two sisters, Mabel Taylor of Doylestown, Ohio and Maxine Knight of Glenville; 31 grandchildren; 32 great-grand-children; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Docia Taylor Richards; one son, Rondell Richards; one daughter, Shirley Ann Richards; two brothers; three sisters; and one granddaughter, Tonya Frederick.

Services were held at Spencer Funeral Home, Belpre, and Spruce Hollow Community Church, Big Bend, with Rev. Joe Cannon, Rev. Robin Swinsburg and Rev. Chris DeBord officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/18/1996

FRANCIS M. RICHARDS

Rev. Francis M. Richards, 86, of Horner's Run, Pennsboro, died Thursday, April 11, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late George Washington and Icie Luecretia Cunningham Richards. He was a minister for the Church of God for 50 years, having served in Pennsboro, Pike, and Glendale. He was serving as pastor of Glen Dale Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Mary F. Gray Davis Richards; one son, Sammy Richards of Stafford, Va.; one stepdaughter, Barbara Hurst of Parkersburg; one stepson, Edgar Davis, Jr., of Pennsboro; three brothers, Joseph Richards of Clarksburg, Porter Richards of Lima, Ohio, and Ray Richards of Greenwood; two sisters, Ruth Mason of Massillon, Ohio, and Minna Wood of Huntersville, N.C.; three grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Thompson Richards; his second wife, Ruth Payne Jack Richards; two brothers, William Richards and Holly Richards; and three sisters, Mary Dodd, Rachel Hoover and Malissa Richards.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Paul Flanagan officiating. Burial was in Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/5/1995

FREDA A. RICHARDS

Freda A. Richards, 97, of Big Springs, died Monday, Dec. 26, 1994, at The Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

She was born in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Morgan and Deana K. Shupp Tingler. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are one daughter, Opal Osborne of Big Springs; one son, Doy Richards of Harrisville; 26 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Richards, in 1966; two sons, Ivan Richards and Erma Richards; two daughters, Oma McHenry and June Bush; five brothers; four sisters; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/10/1995

GEORGIA L. RICHARDS

Georgia L. Richards, 92, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1995, at her residence after a brief illness.

She was born in Big Springs, a daughter of the late James F. and Nitha Metz Wilson. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Helen Murphy of Brohard; three sons, Harold Richards of Fairview Park, Ohio, Eugene Richards and Jack Richards, both of Big Springs; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clellie Richards, in 1937; six sons; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; and three sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HAROLD J. RICHARDS

2/27/1997

Harold (Henry) J. Richards, 74, of Fairview Park, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, after a long illness.

He was born in Big Springs, son of the late Clelle and Georgia Wilson Richards. He was retired from Steel Improvement Forge Co. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Fairview Park. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Greye Haddox Richards; two sons, Harold Gene Richards and Edward Richards, both of Omstead Falls, Ohio; two grandsons, Blair and Derek Richards; two granddaughters, Linnea and Shannon Richards; two brothers, Eugene and Jack Richards, both of Big Springs; and one sister, Helen Murphy of Brohard.

He was preceded in death by six brothers.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/26/1996

LINDA P. RICHARDS

Linda Pitts Richards, 44, of Simpsonville, S.C., died Saturday, Sept. 14, 1996, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Spartanburg County, a daughter of the late George and Dora Lee Lindsay Pitts.

She was a member of Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene and an employee of Span-America Medical Systems.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Duane Richards, formerly of Calhoun County, son of the late Shirdie and Eulah Richards of Norman Ridge; one daughter, Kathryn Michelle Page of Mauldin, S.C.; one son, Robert Shane Key of Simpsonville; one brother, Jason Pitts of Greer, S.C.; one sister, Deborah Whitehead of Greer, S.C.; and two grandchildren, Megan Danielle Page and Kenneth Duane Richards II.

Services were held at Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Gene Bradley officiating. Burial was in Graceland East Memorial Park Mausoleum.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/9/1995

MARVA B. RICHARDS

Marva B. Richards, 70, of Big Bend, died Sunday, Mar. 5, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Frank Holbert and Lola Holbert Props. She was a homemaker and member of Fairview United Methodist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are four daughters, Dorothy Richards and Norma Stirling, both of Big Bend, Brenda Freed of Grantsville and Jill Goodnight of Brohard; three sons, Dennis Richards of Big Bend, Denver Richards and Denzil Richards, both of Walker, 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman Richards; two daughters; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Fairview United Methodist Church, Big Bend, with Rev. Robert Wagoner officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/8/1995

MATTIE R. RICHARDS

Mattie Rosalie Richards, 58, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late Ivan Clifford and Mary Violet Kelley Hays. She was retired from B.F. Goodrich Co., Grantsville, and was a member of Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are her husband, Dennis Ray Richards, Sr.; two daughters, Terry Lee Adkins of Newark, Md., and Tracy Buzzard of Mineral Wells; four sons, Dennis R. Richards, Jr., and Wesley G. Richards, both of Grantsville, Ivan James Richards of Albany, Ga., and Ronald Kelley Richards of Kileen, Tex.; six sisters, Jean Tucker of Rockport, Madeline Gregg, Sheila Miller and Karen Jones, all of Parkersburg, Linda Richards of Vienna and Patty Rogers of Danville, Va.; three brothers, Robert Hays of Mansfield, Ohio, Ivan C. Hays, Jr., of Miami and Larry G. Hays of Beckley; and 12 grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/17/1996

MINNIE F. RICHARDS

Minnie F. Richards, 85, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, at Elders of Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Frank and Lorie Snider Bennett. She was a former cook at Rainbow Hotel and Restaurant, Grantsville, for 33 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Waunita Cunningham of Grantsville; three sons, Cecil G. Richards of Elizabeth, James E. Richards of Parkersburg and Charles D. Richards of Grantsville; one half-brother, Clyde Snider of Parkersburg; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/26/1995

PEARL JOYCE RICHARDS

Pearl Joyce Richards, 67, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Friday, May 12, 1995, at her residence.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of William "Bill" and Sarah Reynolds Hamric.

Surviving are one son, Mike Richards of Mantao, Ohio; one daughter, Gloria Richards of Mantao; two sisters, Beulah Jones and Virgie Goodnight, both of Ravenna; and two brothers, Junior Hamric of Parkersburg and Bob Hamric of Ravenna.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David; a son, Danny; and five brothers. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RAYMOND RICHARDS

8/27/1998

Raymond V. Richards, 66, of Brunswick, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in Parma General Hospital, Parma, Ohio, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Zell and Derea Richards (His mother died the same day, her obituary follows this one). He was a Korean War veteran and was retired from Reserve Iron and Metal Co., Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are three sons, Raymond Richards of Broadview Heights, Ohio, Richard Richards of Brunswick and William Richards of Marengo, Ohio; two daughters, Beverly Neidert of Brunswick and Victoria Schroder of North Royalton, Ohio; four brothers, Fayette Richards and Ora Richards, both of Seville, Ohio, Roland Richards of North Carolina and William Richards of Brohard; and four sisters, Alice Cunningham of Five Forks, Mary Belt of Munday, Nora McIntyre of Mineral Wells and Nola Treadway of White Oak.He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Richards in 1994.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/26/1995

ROBERT E. RICHARDS

Robert Ervin Richards, 67, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1994.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Rev. Sylvester and Barbara Dye Richards. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the 83rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Third Armored Division, and was a Protestant.

Surviving are one sister, Beulah Wright of Big Bend; and one brother, Arden Richards of Belpre.

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

"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/2/1995

ROBERT ERVIN RICHARDS

Robert Ervin Richards, 67, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1995, in Charleston Area Medical Center's Trauma Unit from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Dec. 21, 1994.

He was born at Big Springs, Nov 22, 1927, son of Rev. Sylvester and Barbara Dye Richards. He served with the 83rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Third Armored Division at Fort Knox, Ken., in 1951. He spent his earlier years in Cleveland, Ohio, before returning to West Virginia. He was a Protestant by faith.

He is survived by one sister, Beulah Wright, with whom he resided; one brother and sister-in-law, Arden and Violet Richards of Rt. 2, Belpre, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Dewey Richards, Moody Richards, Freeman Richards, and Sylvester Junior Richards; two sisters, Sophie Parks and Elenore Richards; and one half-sister, Dessie McGee.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROBERT RICHARDS

9/30/1999

Robert F. "Bud" Richards, 80, of Harrisville, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Thomas H. and Bertha Metz Richards. He was a retired mechanic from W.Va. Dept. of Highways in Ritchie County and also owned and operated Richards Tire Recapping, Harrisville. He was a member of Calvary Bible Baptist Church, Harrisville.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mestil L. Kirby Richards; three sons, Steve Richards of Harrisville, Larry Richards of Walker and Ray O. Richards of Portsmouth, Va.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Steve Richards and Rev. Robert Bowsman officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery, near Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROBERT JACK RICHARDS

7/29/1999

Robert Jack Richards, 63, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Clelle and Georgie Wilson Richards.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Richards; three daughters, Jackie Lynn Ferguson of Marble Head, Ohio, Candi Harbie of Deland, Fla., and Kelly Barnard of Mantua, Ohio; one step-daughter, Pam Davis of Big Bend; two step-sons, Teddy Holbert of Big Bend and Billy Holbert of Big Springs; one brother, Eugene Richards of Big Springs; one sister, Helen Murphy of Brohard; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

8/5/1999

Pam Cottle of Aurora, Ohio, reports that she should have been listed as a surviving daughter of Robert Jack Richards in last week's obituary, and the number of grandchildren surviving should have been 12.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/21/1996

RUTH E. RICHARDS

Ruth E. Richards, 87, of Grantsville, died Monday, Mar. 11, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Taz T. and Anna Goodnight Eagle. She was a homemaker, noted quilter and gardener.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty L. Collins of Vincent; one son, Gale H. Richards of Dayton; one sister, Dessel Yoak of Big Bend; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Richards; three brothers, Harley Eagle, Carl Eagle and Hodd Eagle; one sister, Ona Yoak; and two grandsons, Gary L. Collins and Donald L. Richards.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

SHEILA RENEE RICHARDS

10/1/98

Sheila Renee Richard , 35, of Big Springs, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at CAMC-General Division, Charleston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Glenna Echard Richards and the late Ophard Richards. She worked as a postal clerk for U.S. Postal Service, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one sister, Brenda L. Walker of Big Bend, and four brothers, Vernon Richards of Edgerton, Kan., and Jeffery Richards, Mitch Richards and Mike Richards, all of Big Springs.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/3/1994

SHIRDIE RICHARDS

Shirdie Richards, 80, of Big Bend, died Friday, Oct. 28, 1994, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Mack and Anna Yoak Richards. He was retired from W. Va. Dept. of Highways, and was a member of Broomstick Community Church, Five Forks. Surviving are his wife, Mary Pearl Selmon Smith Richards; three daughters, Doris Lanzo of Parma, Ohio, Carol Green of South Carolina and Joann Dawson of Big Springs; three sons, Roger Richards, Robert Richards and Kenneth Richards, all of Simpsonville, S. C.; two stepdaughters, Gladys Parker of Parkersburg and Sue Wade of Steubenville, Ohio; two half-brothers, Mack Richards and Billy Richards, both of Big Bend; and seven sisters, Rosa Davis and Isabelle Davis, both of Grantsville, Loraine Pursley, Goldie Richards and Clara Richards, all of Big Bend, Hazel Gribble of Brohard and Pauline Jones of Salem.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delbert Kirby officiating. Burial was in Broomstick Cemetery, Five Forks.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 November 1999

JOHN RICHARDSON

John L. Richardson, 82, of Cox's Mills, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston.

He was bom in Gilmer County, the son of the late John and Lena Phillips Richardson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from Columbia Gas Co. He was a member of Liberty Missions Baptist Church, Amoldsburg.

Surviving are his wife, Florence Raines Richardson; three sons, John E. and Michael Richardson, both of Spencer, and Larry Richardson of Forrest Grove, Oregon; two daughters, Carol Staats of Walton and Marion Utt of Fairmont; one brother, H. Earl Richardson of LaGrange, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and James Paul Richardson, and two sisters, Mary Vannoy and Gladys Allen Higgenbotham.

Services will be held on Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Amoldsburg, with Rev. Larry Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery, Roane County. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/27/1994

OSIE LUCY RICKEY

Osie Lucy Rickey, 89, of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 21, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Chestnut Lick Community, near Grantsville, a daughter of the late Daniel and Alice Lucy Sumpter Parsons. She was a homemaker who, along with her husband, operated a family farm. She was a member of Calvary Community Church, Belpre.

Surviving are one foster son, Harold Locke of Louisville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews, including Shirley Richardson and Louise Yeager, both of Belpre.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Rickey; nine brothers; and three sisters. Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Ken Fullerton officiating. Burial was in Brush Run Cemetery, Tyler County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DERONDA J. RICKMAN

4/17/1997

Deronda Jane Rickman, 56, of Williamstown, died Thursday, April 10, 1997, in Doddridge County. She was born in Glenville, a daughter of the late Arden G. and Freeda Opal Woofter Jones.

She received her bachelor's degree in 1962 from Glenville State. She was a substitute teacher in Wood County and taught elementary school. She was a deaconess at Boaz Baptist Church and taught children's Sunday School. She was a member of American Baptist Women's Missions and West Virginia Baptist Convention Prayer Wall Ministry. She was a West Virginia 4-H All-Star.

Surviving are one son, David H. Rickman of Bunker Hill; three daughters, Radonna Jean Mullenax of Onancock, Va., Cheryl Darlene Adams of Elizabeth and Tina Eileen Rickman of Williamstown; two brothers, Lyndall L. Jones of Parkersburg and Randall C. Jones of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Wandalene Drake of Glenville and Tonabell J. Turner of Elizabeth; and four grandchildren.

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

Services were held at the Chapel of Remembrance, Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Bob Alfred officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Garden, of Ascension, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 15.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

CHARLES E. RIDDEL

5/7/1998

Charles E. Riddel died Friday, Apr. 17, 1998, in Buffalo, Wyoming.

He was a son of the late Howard and Edith McClung Riddel and grandson of John G. and Rose Howard Riddel of Grantsville. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years service.

Surviving are eight children, five grandchildren, one sister, Virginia Riddel Woodmansar of Kaufman, Tex.; aunts, Eleanor "Dink" Duskey, Loraine "Brooke" Rogers and Thelma Deel, all of Ohio; and uncles, Gail Riddel of Ohio and Gene Riddel of Arizona.

Services and burial were held at the military cemetery in Buffalo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/13/1995

J. FORREST RIDDEL

J. Forrest "Pete" Riddel, 84, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, April 4, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

He was born May 9, 1910, in Grantsville, a son of the late Dr. S. W. and Hettie Wolverton Riddel. He was a former employee of the W. Va. State Penitentiary, Moundsville, and was a retired inspector for the W. Va. Dept. of Highways.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Riddel and Clyde Riddel.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/11/1994

OPAL L. RIDDEL

Opal L. Riddel, 86, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1994, at Roane General Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late John G. and Rose Howard Riddel. She was a former cook for the old Rainbow Hotel & Restaurant and J&B Drug Store, Grantsville. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are four sisters, Janette Robinson, Brooke Rogers and Eleanore Duskey, all of Grantsville, and Thelma Deel of Spencer; three brothers, John G. Riddel of Monroeville, Ohio, Gene E. Riddel of Phoenix, Ariz., and James P. Riddel of Fairfax, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ALPHA G. RIDDLE

8/20/1998

Alpha G. Riddle, 86, of Ashland, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Judson E. and Naoma Stump Riddle. After high school, he studied at Glenville State College and Ashland College and received a B.S. degree in education and a masters in education in school administration and supervision from Kent State University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. His career in education spanned 45 years. He came to Ashland County in 1945 and taught in Nova, Adario and Lincoln, Grant and Arthur Street elementary schools. For 19 years, he was employed by Tuscarawas County Schools as a teacher, principal, and elementary supervisor, and retired as director of supervisory services in 1975. He was past chairman of Northeastern Ohio School Supervisors, McKinley Council International Reading Association, New Philadelphia Council of Churches, Tuscarawas County Council of Church and Community, and Tuscarawas County Council of Religious Education.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Ashland, former teacher of Loyal Workers Sunday School class, and member of the Builders Group. He formerly served on Program Council, Salary Commission, and Committee on Nominations for East Ohio Conference of United Methodist Churches. He had just received his pin for 35 years of perfect attendance in Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Madalene A. Roberts; three daughters, Manoka Hassinger and Lenore Reich, both of Ashland, and Myrna Edie of Greenfield, Ind.; four sisters, Genieva Conrad of Grantsville, Stella Reed of Barberton, Ohio, and Augusta Riddle and Pauline Gainer, both of St. Marys; two brothers, Arden Riddle of Copley, Ohio and Paul Riddle of Norton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home, Ashland, with Rev. Thomas A. Snyder officiating, and burial in Ashland County Memorial Park. Lions Memorial Service was held and Ashland County Joint Veterans Council will participate in military graveside services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

GERALD RIDDLE

9/17/98

Gerald E. Riddle, 58, of Sand Ridge, died in an automobile accident on Rt. 5 near Elizabeth on Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Clyde Riddle, Sr., of Stowe, Ohio, and the late Katheryn Riddle. He was a self-employed mechanic.

Surviving in addition to his father are nine brothers, John Riddle, James Riddle, Richard Riddle and Clyde Riddle, Jr., all of Akron, Terry Riddle of Washington, Ernest Riddle of Kentucky, Donald Riddle of California, Charlie Riddle of Ohio and Michael Riddle of Arizona; four sisters, Karen RRiddle and Carol Pratt, both of Arizona, Donna Riddle and Evelyn Beigh, both of California.

He was preceded in death by one brother, David Riddle.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in Knicley Cemetery, Servia.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/20/1994

GLEN RIDDLE

Glen Riddle, 73, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 1994, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, after an extended illness.

He was born in Burnthouse, a son of the late Levi Dale and Maudie D. Kirtpatrick Riddle. He was retired from Palton Coal Co. in Logan Co., and was a member of Christian Tabernacle, Cyclone.

Surviving are his wife, Elsie Bailey Riddle; three sons, Charles Riddle of Cyclone, George Riddle and James Riddle, both of Grantsville; two daughters, Gladys Toler of Cyclone and Kathy Bailey of Grantsville; two sisters, Bessie Milton and Winnie Maze, both of Canton; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Dean Riddle and William Lee Riddle; one daughter, Crystal Gail Riddle; two brothers; and one sister.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/3/1994

ROBERT F. RIDDLE

Robert F. Riddle, 93, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Feb. 25, 1994, at his residence.

He was born in Stumptown, a son of the late Homer and Louisa J. Godfrey Riddle. He was a retired farmer and a former custodian at Rayon Elementary. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie F. Barr Riddle; one son, Hale Riddle of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters, and one infant son, Robert G. Riddle.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, with Rev. William P. Snider officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Park, Marietta.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


7/18/1911

SCOTT RIDDLE

Scott Riddle, who has for many years been a worker on Cabots factory, below town, and who resided on Pine creek, died last Thursday evening of typhoid _____________ sick about a week.

Mr. Riddle was recently at Richwood, where it is presumed he became infected, he becoming sick soon after his return here. Dr. Morford, aided by Drs. Dye and Pickering did all in their power to check the course of the terrible disease, but all their efforts were baffled. The immediate cause of his death was peritoniatis occasioned by a puncture of the bowels, due to typhoid, and the deceased suffered terribly.

Funeral took place at Bethlehem cemetery.

Our heart goes out in sympathy to the widow and orphans.

ADDENDUM - 8/1/1911

In memory of Scott Riddle, who died at his home below Grantsville Thursday, July 13. Scott Riddle was born September 3, 1882, and died July 13, 1911, aged 28 years and 7 months. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He leaves behind him to mourn his departure a wife and four small children, three sons and one daughter, Alvy P., Elden J., William D., and Almeda E., his father, James M. W. Riddle, one brother Lawson Riddle,, of Gassaway, two sisters, Leona Whiteman, of Wetzel county, and Addie Collins, of Clarksburg, and hosts of friends. His body was laid to rest in the Old Bethlehem cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. B. Ware.

Sleep on dear Scott, with Jesus,
I know you have gone to rest,
We miss you, but God knows best
It is hard to see you go,
We shall miss you all the way,
But 'tis sweet for us to know,
We shall meet you some glad day.
You are waiting over there
By the Tree of Life so fair.
But soon we will join you
And our joys eternal share.

MRS. SCOTT RIDDLE

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WILLIAM DYE RIDDLE

4/23/1998

William Dye Riddle, 88, of Ravenna, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 16, 1998, at Portage County Nursing Center, Ravenna, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Scott and Melvina Deems Riddle. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having received a Purple Star while fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a former security guard and was employed in the Ohio highway construction industry.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/4/1994

HALLIE SIERS RIDER

Hallie Siers Rider, 71, of Nicut, died Monday, Aug. 1, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah McCune Sampson. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Pearl Wildman of Parkersburg; two sons, Pete Siers of Spencer and Melvin Siers of Nicut; three brothers, Homer Sampson of Shock, Kirt Sampson and David Sampson, both of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Siers; second husband, William Rider; one daughter; three sons; five sisters; and five brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating, and burial in Cottrell Cemetery, Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BRENDA D. RIFFLE

9/18/1997

Brenda D. Riffle, 41, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at her sister's home in Big Springs.

She was born in Pine Grove, a daughter of Ivan Cain, Sr., of Spring Valley and Mona Y. Holcomb Elder of New Martinsville. She was a homemaker and attended Maple Lane Freewill Baptist Church, Pleasants County. She enjoyed raising flowers,.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are three sons, James E. Cain of Paden City, Edward F. Riffle, Jr., and Kenneth D. Riffle, both of St. Marys; three brothers, Wayne Cain of New Martinsville, David Cain of Lancaster, Ohio, and Thomas "J.R." McDonald of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Teresa Six of Cairo and Karen Collins of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Riffle, Sr.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Frank Lambert officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - August 23, 1997

DEL RIGGS

Del Riggs, 90, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, W.Va., died Aug. 22, 1997, in Traditions Health Care Center after a long illness.

She was a retired Summit County teacher, a member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Hur, W.Va., and received her master's degree in education from Glenville (W.Va.) State College.

Surviving: brother, Forest Riggs of Glenville.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, W.Va., with the Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial will be in Hur Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GARNET RIGGS

6/10/1999

Garnet B. Riggs, 73, of Joker, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late W.B. and Fannie Campbell Riggs. She was a member of Bryner Chapel U.M. Church near Mt. Zion.

Surviving are one son, Wayne Riggs of Mt. Zion; one sister, Janet Harris McIntyre of Big Bend; two brothers, Bill Riggs of Coshocton, Ohio, and Verlin Riggs of Little Hocking, Ohio; and one grandson, Jeffrey Riggs of Mt. Zion.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating, and burial in Bryner Chapel Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GLADYS D. RIGGS

8/28/1997

Gladys D. Riggs, 90, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at Traditions Health Care Center, Cuyahoga Falls.

She was born in Hur, a daughter of the late Joseph S. and Sarah Kerby Riggs who was a niece of the famous turn-of-the century political leader, William Jennings Bryan.

She was raised on Barnes Run and attended a one-room school house at Hur that had been built by her father. She attended high school at Grantsville in the old red brick courthouse. She was a graduate of Glenville State College where she earned her master's degree in education. She was a retired elementary school teacher in Summit County School System, Akron, and in Hur and Charleston schools. She was a lifetime member and benefactor of Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Hur, which was also built by her father.

Surviving are one brother, Forest Riggs of Glenville; and three nephews, William Lamb of Cuyahoga Falls, Bob Riggs of Charlottesville, Va., and Harold Lamb of Charleston Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial was in Hur Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


JENNINGS FOREST RIGGS

A former resident of Grantsville, Jennings Forest Riggs was born in 1903 at Hur. He passed away in 1999 at the age of 96.

Affectionately nicknamed "Biz," he was widely known and had numerous friends and business acquaintances throughout West Virginia, especially in and around Charleston where he worked as an electrician from 1933 until his retirement in 1968.

Raised in a pioneer-like environment, he was an ardent outdoorsman. His life touched many, and his friends ranged from laborers to governors. Biz was extraordinarily generous and had a lovable personality that instantly infected everyone who met him. His kindness, ready sense of humor and generosity always brought cheer and comfort to the depressed who sought him out.

Ruth Jarvis-Riggs of Grantsville, his wife for sixty years, died in 1985. Ruth was the eldest daughter of Osie Duffield and Claude Jarvis, a well known business man and politician of Calhoun County. Jack, Biz's youngest son, died in 1993. Among his immediate family, he is survived by one son, seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

(Robert Forest Riggs)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/14/1995

MARJORIE M. RIGGS

Marjorie M. Riggs, 78, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1995, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Gordon and Rosie Smith Knight. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband, Leon B. Riggs; one daughter, Kathryn Lydick of Parkersburg; one son, Jerry M. Riggs of Grantsville; two sisters, Doreen Smith of Barberton, Ohio, and Pauline Knight of Parkersburg; three brothers, Robert Knight of Painesville, Ohio, Lewis Knight of Willoughby, Ohio, and Wilbert Knight of Parkersburg; one granddaughter, Lisa Marks; and one great-grandson, Tyler Marks.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Church Cemetery near Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/23/1995

ROSCOE B. RIGGS

Roscoe Bernard Riggs, 77, of Rainelle, formerly of Big Bend, died Thursday, Mar. 16, 1995, at Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Fairlea, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Joseph and Maude Kerby Riggs.

Surviving is one sister, Rebecca Ellen Hall of Glenville.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delbert Kerby officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - Sept. 16, 1998

FREDA ETHEL STARCHER RINEHART

Putnam County's oldest resident, Freda Ethel Starcher Rinehart, died Tuesday. She was 106.

Rinehart was born in Beech, Calhoun County. She married a Methodist minister and raised six children in Poca.

"She was a great mom," said son Orris Rinehart of Poca. "She was strictly a homebody. She took care of us kids and dad, of course."

Rinehart spent the last nine years of her life in the Teays Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She never went to the hospital or took any medications, said Tammy McCallister, activity director at the nursing home.

"Up until she was 104, she was playing ball with us," McCallister said.

"Up until she died, you could ask her anything and she could answer you back adequately."

Other than a broken hip nine years ago, his mother never suffered any health problems, Rinehart said.

"Nothing other than just old age," he said.

Rinehart had become somewhat of a local celebrity, he said. She had appeared on television several times and had received letters of commendation from President Clinton and the mayor of Hurricane.

She was a member of Poca United Methodist Church.

Also surviving: daughter, Euna R. Anderson of Hometown; sons, Harold Rinehart of Reidsville, N.C., E. Ray Rinehart of Loomis, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 39 great- grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House, with the Rev. Rondal Browning and the Rev. Norvell Robertson officiating. Therewill be no visitation. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Poca United Methodist Church Sanctuary Fund, P.O. Box 516, Poca, W.Va. 25159.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/1/1996

DENVER D. RITCHIE

Denver D. "Jim" Ritchie, 80, of Five Forks, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late William and Lelah Jane Wilson Ritchie. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, was retired from West Virginia Dept. of Highways and sang gospel music in Calhoun and surrounding areas for several years. He was a member of Ritchie Family Gospel Quartet and Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are two sons, Harold Eugene Ritchie of Five Forks and William R. Ritchie of Spencer; two brothers, Dale Ritchie of Big Springs and Glen Ritchie of Five Forks; two sisters, Edythe Ferrell of Grantsville and Edith Whipkey of Five Forks; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Sole Ritchie, in 1996.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MARSHALL GLEN RITCHIE

12/3/1998

Marshall Glen Ritchie, 77, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County and retired as a machinist in Cleveland after 34 years. He was formerly employed by Central Brass Corporation and was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army Air Corps.

Surviving are two sons, Nolan Ritchie of Grantsville and Rex Yoak of Big Bend; three daughters, Sheila Yost of Parkersburg, Mary Lynch of Mineral Wells and Sandra Taylor of Belpre, Ohio; one brother, Dale Ritchie of Big Springs; one sister, Edyth Ferrell of Spencer; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Rose Ritchie; four brothers, Paul, Jim, Carl and Grover Ritchie; and two sisters, Glada Harris and Edith Whipkey.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/18/1996

MARY E. RITCHIE

Mary E. Ritchie, 75, of Five Forks, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996, at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Eldon, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harold and Jessie Brawley Sole. She was a homemaker and a member of Broomstick Community Church and Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jim Ritchie; two sons, Harold Eugene Ritchie of Five Forks and William R. Ritchie of Spencer; two grandchildren, Bret Ritchie of Grantsville and Nichole Hop-kins of Parkersburg; and a sister, Evelyn Burrows of Parkersburg.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ERNEST ROACH

3/27/1997

Ernest Roach, 62, of Belpre, died Friday, Mar. 21, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Kenna and Thelma Sampson Roach. He was retired from DuPont and was a member of American Motorcycle Association.

Surviving are his wife, Ada Wildman Roach of Belpre; one son, Gary Roach of Belpre; three daughters, Deborah Lane, Karen Elder and Kathy Croft, all of Belpre; three brothers, Albert Roach of Parkersburg, Willard Roach of Little Hocking and Rex Roach of Belpre; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Private graveside services were held at Fairview Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

THELMA ROACH

7/29/1999

Thelma E. Roach, 80, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Ralph and Emma Craddock Sampson. She was a homemaker and attended Faith Chapel, Coolville.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Kenna W. Roach; three sons, Albert Roach of Parkersburg, Willard Roach of Little Hocking and Rex Roach of Belpre, Ohio; four sisters, Leval Starcher of Rittman, Ohio, Velta Starcher of Ravenswood, Bessie Nutter of Fleming, Ohio, and Nina Mae Saunders of South Carolina; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ernest W. Roach; one grandson, Arthur Roach; one granddaughter, Terry Roach; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Reed-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Wilbert Lowe officiating, and burial in Decatur Methodist Church Cemetery. Gravestone Photo

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/15/1994

ALLIE K. ROBERTS

Allie Kenneth "A.K." Roberts, 73, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late A. L. and Vinnie Gainer Roberts. He was a U. S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served in World War II. He was a prisoner of war at Stalag 17. He retired from Corning Glass, and was a member of First Southern Fellowship of Vienna. Surviving are his wife, Joan Roberts; one son, Larry M. Roberts of Parkersburg; one daughter, Connie L. Rawson of Reedsville, Ohio; two grandsons; one granddaughter; one brother, Dennis Roberts of Charleston; and two sisters, Virginia Lofty of Parkersburg and Juanita Woodyard of Huntington.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, Mark Allen Roberts; and two brothers, Foster Roberts and Eldon F. Roberts.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Anthony B. Carson officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

L. MAXINE ROBERTS

1/30/1997

L. Maxine Roberts, 65, of Gassaway, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at the residence of her daughter.

She was born in Revere, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Otto and Hallie Selmon Amos. She was retired from Kenney Shoe Co. and was parts manager for Chapman Auto Sales, Glenville. She was a member of Engle United Methodist Church, Gassaway.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Lorous Roberts; two daugh-ters, Beverly Hawkins of Orange Park, Fla., and Angela Isenhart of Glenville, with whom she resided; one sister, Leona Roberts of Glenville; two brothers, Allie Amos of Vienna and Don Amos of Clarksburg; four grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Amos.

Memorial services were held at Richard Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Rev. Phillip Hickman and Dr. Mac Bailes officiating. Services were also held at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Rev. Loren Roberts and Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LESLIE M. ROBERTS

1/8/1998

Leslie M. Roberts, 75, of Orma, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Orma, a daughter of the late Alpha Sr. and Susie White Carpenter. She was a homemaker and a member of Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Claudis A. McCune, Jr., of Richwood and Doyle B. Roberts of Norton, Ohio; one daughter, Bernice M. Tingler of Big Springs; three brothers, Brooks Carpenter of Deerwalk, Wade Carpenter of Gassaway and Alpha Carpenter, Jr., of Port Huron, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Claudis A. McCune, Sr.; her second husband, Horace J. Roberts; one sister, Beatrice Butler; and two brothers, Stanley Carpenter and Cecil Carpenter.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LIZZIE ROBERTS

3/18/1999

Lizzie Roberts, 94, of Spencer, died Friday, Mar. 12, 1999, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late Seldon and Geneva Hathaway Wayne. She formerly worked at Spencer State Hospital and was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Jewel Vanke of Barberton, Ohio, Genevieve Stump of Akron, Ohio, and Lela Carpenter of Parma Heights, Ohio; two sons, Holly Roberts of El Paso, Tex., and Deo Roberts of Spencer with whom she made her home along with grandson Anthony Roberts; an additional 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burla Roberts; two sons, Guy and George Roberts; and four brothers, Lee, Bruce, Oral and Shirley Wayne.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/21/1996

LOIS ROBERTS

Lois Bickle Roberts, 94, of Eustis, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, in Florida.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late L.T. and Annie Holliday Bickle. She was a 1920 Parkersburg High School graduate and a graduate of Otterbein College in Ohio. She taught at Jefferson School, Parkersburg, for several years. She was a member of United Brethren Church, Christ United Methodist.

Surviving are one daughter, Lois Lee Roberts of Eustis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George R. Roberts; two brothers, Frank Bickle and Russell Bickle; and two sisters, Anna Lou Minnich and Elizabeth Stevens. Services were held in Eustis.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DUSTIN ROBEY

6/24/1999

Dustin M. Robey, 17, of Vienna, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Dave and Linda Hardman Robey.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Selena Star Robey of Vienna; one brother, Conner David Robey of Vienna; maternal grandmother, Geraldine Sauers of Vienna; maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Hardman of Calhoun County; and paternal grandmother, Gertrude Robey of Parkersburg.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Gary Green officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EARL V. ROBINSON

4/2/1998

Earl V. Robinson, 83, of Harrisville died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, in Parkersburg.

He was born in Frozen, Calhoun County, and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935. He was a retired timberman, an avid gardener who shared his crops graciously and a member of Riddles Chapel Congregational Church, Harrisville.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Minnie B. Lawson Robinson; three sons, Vinton Robinson of Tanner, Glen Robinson of Belleville and Melvin Robinson of Walker; two daughters, Helen Keith of Mineral Wells and Judith Hardbarger of Washington; one brother, Robert Robinson of Tanner; one sister, Geneva Lawson of Arnoldsburg; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gray and Hollie Bailey Robinson; one brother, Erman Robinson; and two sisters, Sylvia Ballard and Thelma Little.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Burial in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/12/1996

EDNA J. ROBINSON

Edna Jeanette Robinson, 80, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996, at her residence. She was born in Roane County, a daughter of the late John and Rose Howard Riddel. She was a member of Church of God, Oceana.

Surviving are her husband, Paul B. Robinson; one daughter, Phyllis Ann Bond of Newton, Ala.; two sons, Richard Eugene Robinson of Mena, Ark., and Ronzel Joe Robinson of Portsmouth, Va.; three sisters, Lorraine Rogers of Grantsville, Eleanor Duskey of Mt. Zion and Thelma Deal of Spencer; two brothers, Gail Riddel of Ohio and Gene Riddel of Arizona; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

HAROLD B. ROBINSON

2/26/1998

Harold B. Robinson, 96, of Belmont died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Marietta Center, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Wirt County, a son of the late Burton and Rosalee Adams Robinson. He graduated from Elizabeth High School, received a bachelor's degree from West Virginia Wesleyan and a master's degree from West Virginia University. He was an educator, having taught in Calhoun, Wirt, Ritchie, Wood, Pleasants and Jackson counties in West Virginia and at Plymouth, Ohio. He was a member of W.Va. Education Association and National Education Association. He was a Protestant.

Surviving are one son, Harold Grant Robinson of Hixson, Tenn.; two daughters, Margie Wilson of Channing, Mich., and Ava Cantwell of Belmont; four sisters, Margaret Smith of Zanesville, Ohio, Zetta Mae Doty of Winter Garden, Fla., and Wynema Lemasters and Naomi Kirchner, both of Greensburg, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Chessie Alta Busch Robinson; his second wife, Elsie Smith Robinson; three brothers, Harley Robinson, Elvin Robinson and George Robinson; one sister, Heloise Higgins; and two grandsons, Todd Robinson and Robert Gregory Robinson.

Memorial services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Earl Perkins officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard, at the convenience of the family.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MINNIE B. ROBINSON

5/21/1998

Minnie B. Robinson, 78, of Harrisville, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Frozen, a daughter of the late John and Zanna Tucker Lawson. She formerly worked at Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and retired from United Manufacturing, Harrisville, as a seamstress. She was a member of Riddle's Chapel Congrega-tional Church.

Surviving are three sons, Vinton Robinson of Tanner, Glen Robinson of Belleville and Melvin Robinson of Walker; two daughters, Helen Keith of Mineral Wells and Judith Hardbarger of Washington; two brothers, Denzil Lawson and Ray Lawson, both of Navarre, Ohio; three sisters, Cleo Newell of Orma, Zella Boone of Nazarre and Helen Cottrill of Garfield Heights, Ohio; 13 grand-children; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Bert and Edgar Lawson; three sisters, Stella Schartiger, Tessie Leek and Gay Fulks; and her husband, Earl V. Robinson, on Mar. 25, 1998. Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. O.D. Harmon and Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PAUL ROBINSON

2/18/1999

Paul B. Robinson, 82, of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Homer and Maude Boone Robinson. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. with 33 years service.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Robinson of Mena, Ariz., and Joe Robinson of Portsmouth, Va.; one daughter, Phyllis Bond of Newton, Ala.; one sister, Emegean Hartshorn of Grantsville; one brother, Cleo Robinson of New Cumberland; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Robinson in 1996.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/8/1994

WANDA J. ROBINSON

Wanda J. Robinson, 64, of Crestview, Fla., formerly of Tanner, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Tanner, a daughter of the late Harry and Rugie Miller Fling. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, John R. Robinson; two daughters, Vicki Grogg of Crestview and Linda Whelan of Vine Grove, Ken.; one brother, Lyle Fling of Lakeland, Fla.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, three sisters and two brothers.

Services were held at Tanner United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mike Foster officiating. Burial was in Tanner Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 December 1999

WILMA ROBINSON

Wilma Ann Robinson, 48, of Nobe, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jackie and Goldie Frederick Knight. She was a homemaker and member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are her husband, William Robinson; one daughter, Sherry Robinson of Nobe; two sons, Jeremy Collins of Danville, N.C., and William Robinson of Nobe; two sisters, Sharon Robinson of Nobe and Janice Taylor of Big Springs; two brothers, Jackie Ray Knight and Stanley Knight, both of Big Springs; and two grandchildren, Miranda and Skylan Robinson.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glen McBride officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/11/1995

BONNIE G. ROGERS

Bonnie G. Rogers, 76, of Rootstown, Ohio, died Friday, April 14, 1995, at her home following a long illness.

She was born in Nicut, daughter of Harrison and Tillie (Sears) Ater. She was a homemaker and a Rootstown resident for 35 years.

Surviving are a son, Ronnie Rogers of Ravenna, Ohio; four daughters, Connie Mahony of Akron, Ohio, and Shirley Groves of Rootstown, Kay Lantz of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Betty Menendez of Brimfield, Ohio; three sisters, Eula Carter of Birch River, and Peggy Jozwiak and Pearl Waychoff, both of Mesa, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Rogers, in 1982; a brother, Denzel Ater, in 1983; and a great-granddaughter, Erica Rogers, in 1995.

Services were held at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna, Ohio, with Rev. Don Upson officiating. Burial was in Homeland Cemetery, Rootstown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/5/1995

CECIL C. ROGERS

Cecil C. Rogers, 65, Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 2, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, after an extended illness.

He was born in Frozen Run, a son of the late Oscar and Dorothy Myers Rogers. He retired from the W. Va. Dept. of Highways and was a member of Cherry Fork Church.

Surviving are his wife, Florence Irene Rogers; three sons, Darrell Rogers of Berlin Center, Ohio, Delmas Rogers of Five Forks and Frank Rogers of Grantsville; five daughters, Delores Rogers and Jo Ann Rogers, both of Grantsville, Virginia Bower of Williamstown, Ruby Harkness of Newark and Pamela Garrett of Mt. Zion; three brothers, Claude Rogers of Nicut, Shirley Rogers of Grantsville and Hobert Rogers of Ohio; two sisters, Edna Robinson of Confluence, Pa., and Hazel Tackis of Massillon, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

Services wee scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CLAUDE R. ROGERS

5/22/1997

Claude R. Rogers, 88, of Shock, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Oscar and Dorothy Rogers. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are five sons, Virgil Rogers of Winston-Salem, N.C., Basil Rogers of Warren, Ohio, Robert Rogers of Gallipolis, Nelson Rogers of Shock and Jim Rogers of Forestville, Md.; six daughters, Etta Cottrell of Shock, Glenna Thomas, Erma Collins and Shirley Collins, all of Marion, Va., Brenda George of Clarksville, Tenn., and Maxine McCumbers of Orma; one sister, Edna Robinson of Clarington, Pa.; and one brother, Roy Rogers of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara M. Rogers; two daughters; and one son.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/19/1996

DELMA ROGERS

Delma Slider Rogers, 79, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996, at Harborside Healthcare Center, Palm Harbor, Fla.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Everett and Pearl Smith Kerby. She was a Florida resident for 36 years. She was a retired postmaster at Crystal Beach, Fla., and was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Tarpon Springs.

Surviving are one son, Thomas G. Slider of Rutherford, N.C.; one daughter, Betty Brown of Tarpon Springs; five sisters, Evelyn Hersman of Millwood, Velma Prine of Vienna, Maggie Treadway of Buchanan Dam, Tex., and Tessie Clutts and Violet Barker, both of Florida; two brothers, Hubert Kerby and Warren Kerby, both of Mt. Zion; and 10 grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ELLA GAY ROGERS

3/6/1997

Ella Gay Bailey Rogers, 95, of St. George, Tucker County, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, after a short illness.

She was born in Nicut, a daughter of the late Winfield Scott and Elizabeth Losie Jane Hicks Bailey. She was a Protestant and a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Lester Forest Rogers of Baltimore, Md., and Captain Ford Rogers of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Artie Jewel Cogar of Webster Springs and Doris Emogene Myers of St. George; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; 10 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Gruder Rogers, Sept. 8, 1982; two daughters, Orva Gay McCumbers and Tina Garnett Myers; two grandchildren, Chester Lee Rogers and Amelia Carman 'Amy' Snyder-, one great-grandson, Aaron Lane Myers; four brothers, General Floyd Bailey, Robert Floomer Bailey, Homer Belden Bailey, and Emory Calvin Bailey; seven sisters, Nora Burkhammer, Victory Alice Prince Harris, Kathryn Louise Booher, Flora Bell Cogar, Standing Hollie Robinson, Pheba Ollie Crawford McCarty, and Lootie Estell Stella McCarty.

Services were held at Greenlief-Combs Funeral Home, Parsons, with pastor Patrick Cassidy of St. George officiating. A special tribute was given by her grandson, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Vernon Myers of Avondale, Ariz.

Burial was in Minnora Cemetery, Minnora, with services conducted by her grandson, Robert Keith Rogers of Baltimore.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EMERY 'PETE' ROGERS

6/11/1998

Emery T. "Pete" Rogers, 82, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Clarks-burg, following a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Emery and Maggie Ferrell Rogers. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from Hope Natural Gas Co. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, and was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.

Surviving are his wife, Brooke Riddel Rogers; one daughter, Pamela A. Morgan of Columbia, S.C.; two sons, John R. Rogers of Greenville, S.C., and Sammy W. Rogers of Falls Church, Va.; one brother, Victor Rogers of Wadsworth, Ohio; one sister, Lona Hurd of Wadsworth; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/3/1994

ERMEL M. ROGERS

Ermel Marie Rogers, 81, of Charleston Health Care Center, died in Danville, Ken., in December, 1993.

Born June 9, 1912, in Chloe, she was a daughter of the late Columbus and Jane Santy Groggs. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four sons, Clyde E. and Kenneth H. Rogers, both of Danville, Rev. James Rogers of Charlotte, N.C., and Paul Richard Rogers of Elyria, Ohio; three sisters, Ida Camp and Beulah Cole, both of Akron, Ohio, and Estel Sampson of Coolville, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bill Rogers.

Services were held at Stith Funeral Home, with Rev. David Witten officiating. Burial was in Danville Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 October 1999

LEON ROGERS

Leon "Harve" Rogers, 60, of Leavittsburg, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Russell and Mae Lambert Rogers. He formerly worked at Rockwell International and retired from Copperweld in July, 1999, after 13 years as a steelworker.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria M. Rogers; step-mother, Ruth Rogers of Warren, Ohio; five daughters, Cindy Hatfield of Southington, Ohio, Sherry Bise of Freedom, Ohio, Paula Heltzel and Delta Labbe, both of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Priscilla Hartman of Leavittsburg, Ohio; one son, Lonnie Rogers of Girard, Ohio; two half-sisters, Judy Rogers and Peggy Keener, both of Warren, Ohio; one brother, Donnie Rogers of Warren; three half- brothers, Victor Conley of Espyville, Pa., John Rogers of Warren and Mike Rogers of Sharon, Pa.; I I grandchildren; and one great- grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Conley, and three sisters, Beulah Conley, Eulak Nicholas and Garnet Simmons.

Services were held at James Funeral Home, Newton Falls.

Burial was in Sager Memorial Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

OPAL ROGERS

6/3/1999

Opal W. Rogers, 79, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George W. and Dora Wyers Wilson. She was a homemaker and a member of Jefferson Baptist Temple, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Anges of Mesquite, Tex.; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sylvia Lowther of Waverly.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Russell, Keith and Arthur Wilson, and two sisters, Margaret Lowther and Lottie Putnam.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Dr. Harley E. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SHIRLEY "Roy" ROGERS

3/11/1999

Shirley R. "Roy" Rogers, 62, of Grantsville, died Friday, Mar. 5, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Frozen Run, the son of the late Oscar Clayton and Dorothy Myers Rogers. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Glenville, and owner of R&R Tire Co.

Surviving are his wife, Rosetta Bennett Rogers; three daughters, Shirley Langford of Weston, and Ginger Smith and Amanda Rogers, both of Grantsville; two sons, Robert Rogers of Akron, Ohio, and Phillip Rogers of Grantsville; one sister, Edna Robinson of Johnstown, Pa.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DOMINIC and MADGE ROGOWSKI

6/26/1997

Dominic (Tom) Rogowski, 90, and Madge Freshour Rogowski, 81, of Parma, Ohio, died in May, 1997, on the same day. Both had been ill for an extended time.

They had made their home in Cleveland, Ohio, and Parma for many years. She was the daughter of Charlotte Freshour of Pleasant Hill.

They are survived by one son, Michael, and two grandchildren, Ryan and Dawn. She is survived by five sisters, Rhuie Plant of Parma, Kathleen of Richfield, Ohio, Thelma of Arizona, Zelma of Vienna and Geraldine Frederick of Parkersburg.

Private services were arranged by Craciren Funeral Home. There were cremated and buried in Parma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - October 29, 1997

WANDA L. ROLLER

Wanda L. Roller, 61, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Oct. 26, 1997, of heart disease.

She was a native of Calhoun County, W.Va., a retired nurse's aide from People's Hospital and a member of Church of Christ.

Surviving: sons, Ronald and Dave Villers and Dan and Richard Roller Jr., all of Mansfield; daughters, Jackie Villers, Ruth Roller and Ginny McWhorter, all of Mansfield; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Wappner Funeral Home, Ontario, with the Rev. Dan Nichols and the Rev. Paul Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Information provided by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Church of Christ, 297 N. McElroy Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44905.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MYRTLE ROLLINS

4/17/1997

Myrtle Rollins, 90, of Charleston, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at Americare of Dunbar.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Sylvianus Van "S.V." and Cora Burrows Richards.

Surviving are four sons, Vernon Rollins of Seattle, Wash., Ray Rollins of Silver Springs, Fla., Richard Rollins of Charleston and Ronald Rollins of Amissville, Va.; four daughters, Ruby Donnally of John's Island, S.C., Margie Nesser of Canton, Ohio, Connie Farris and Jeanette Fowler, both of Charleston; one sister, Edith Swisher of Florida; and 24 grandchildren.

Services were held at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Rev. Lawrence Fowler officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 1999

FRANCES ROSE

Frances V. Rose, 65, of Munday, died Saturday, Apr. 17, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy Conley Boggs. She was a member of Bell Chapel United Methodist Church. She retired as a supervisor at Wirt Inflatable Specialists, Elizabeth, with 18 years of service.

Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Alfred "Buck" Rose; one son, Alfred "Bucky" Rose, Jr., of Munday; two daughters, Glenna Hoskins of Arnoldsburg and Brenda Rose of Munday; one brother, Dennis Boggs of Rittman, Ohio; two sisters, Pauline Myers of Elkview and Goldie Mae McIntyre of Uler; and two grandchildren, Ryka Mangus of Munday and Jeffrey Hoskins of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Boggs.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Belt Cemetery, Munday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/4/1996

GENE ROSE

Gene Rose, 58, of Terra Alta, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1995, at Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md., after a short illness.

He was born in Osie, a son of Estel Shamblin Rose of Morgantown and the late Spencer Rose.

He was retired with 27 years of service as a system analyst with B.F. Goodrich. He was a past minister for Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Sinks Grove, and Union Memorial Baptist Church and past lay speaker for six years at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Charge, Grantsville. He was minister of Grove Church, Grove. He was past member of Gap Mills Ruritan Club and past announcer for farmer's day parade, Gap Mills.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Gail Loughry Rose; three daughters, Colleen Prisock of Morgantown, Dorinda Kisner of Terra Alta and Anita Bailey of Columbiana, Ohio; two sons, Dale Rose and Kevin Rose, both of Morgantown; two brothers, Noble Rose of Joplin, Mo., and Leonard Rose of Williston, S.C.; one sister, Rosalie Metheny of Creston, S.C.; and 15 grandchildren.

Services were held at Terra Alta Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Lawson Whipkey officiating. Burial was in Freeland United Methodist Cemetery, Terra Alta.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MILDRED GERALDINE ROSE

1/7/1999

Mildred Geraldine Rose, 75, of Munday, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Jackson General Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born in Munday, the daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie Keener Rose, and was a Methodist and a homemaker.

Surviving are her special friend, Bernard Kerby of Munday; one brother, Robert H. Rose of Cleveland, Ohio; and one sister, Goldie Haymaker of Belmont, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Blanch Rose, Hazel B. Bell, Flossie M. Monroe, Edith Null and Dessell S. Reed, and two brothers, Russell Rose and Archie Rose.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROSS ROSE

1/14/1999

Ross Rose, 78, of Munday, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following a long illness.

He was born in Munday, the son of the late Samp and Hazel Munday Rose. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from O. Ames Co. with 40 years service. He was a member of Hartley Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Elma M. Lynch Rose; two daughters, Cathy Cheuvront of Elizabeth and Nancy Hornbeck of Parkersburg; one son, Ronald Rose of Parkersburg; one sister, Nona Maze of Munday; five grandchildren, Melanie and Joe Cheuvront of Elizabeth, Nicholas and Adam Hornbeck of Parkersburg, and Teresa Rose of Parkersburg; and one great-grand-daughter, Nichole Rose.

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

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Eugene Conger officiating. Burial will be in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

THELMA M. ROSE

12/4/1997

Thelma Morgan Rose, 79, of Williamstown, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at Fairfax, Va.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Roy and Nora Whytsell Morgan. She was a Glenville State College and West Virginia University graduate. She retired in 1981 from Williamstown Elementary School after 38 years as a teacher. She was a member of Williamstown Woman's Club and Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Ihrig of Fort Myers, Fla.; four sisters, Blanche Young of Falls Church, Va., Janice Hall of Frametown, Ruth Karem of Davis, Calif., and her twin sister, Velma Wiggins of Houston, Tex.; one grandson; one grand-daughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Roma Morgan.

Services were scheduled Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Gene Hutton officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/23/1995

PHYLLIS L. ROTH

Phyllis L. Roth, 73, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 15, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Vena McKee Lockney. She was retired from the U.S. Treasury Dept. of Public Debt as a researcher. She was a member of Farm Bureau Auxilliary and St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her husband L. Howard Roth; three daughters, Marjorie Allen of Columbus, Jane Furr of Parkersburg and Susan Lowe of Parkersburg; one sister, Sue Wilson of Marietta; one brother, Roscoe Lockney of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. David Brighton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GENEVA RUDD

5/27/1999

Geneva M. Rudd, 73, of Stumptown, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

She was born in Randolph County. She was a former em-ployee of Johnson Plastic Co. and was retired from Speed Selecter Co., both of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and was a Christian by faith. Surviving are her husband, Charles D. Rudd; three sons, Donivon Rudd of Apple Valley, Calif., Charles D. Rudd, Jr., of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Thomas E. Rudd of Stumptown; two daughters, Darlene K. Putnam of Shock and Tonya Bowers of Aurora, Ohio; one sister, Etta Mae Leek of Massillon, Ohio; one brother, Robert McCauley of Morgantown; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Perry Haag officiating, and burial in Rosedale Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VONIE M. RUNNION

6/12/1997

Vonie M. Runnion, 65, of Spencer, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late George and Sissie Nottingham Davis. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Jane Golden of Reedy; one sister, Toots Metz of Stumptown; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Jake" Runnion; one son, George E. Runnion; one sister; four brothers; and one great-grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Larry Greathouse officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Clover, Roane County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/28/1996

BROOKLYN EDITH RUSH

Brooklyn Edith Rush, infant daughter of Tammy Lynn Rush of Grantsville and Lonnie Eugene Shamblin of Grantsville, was stillborn Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

Surviving are one sister, Brittany Mae Hupp of Grantsville; two half-brothers, David Shamblin and Perry Shamblin, both of Walton; maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Loretta Mae and Larry Steve McCormick of Big Bend; maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Charles Robert and Carolyn Rush of Grantsville; paternal grandparents, Lonnie and Barbara Shamblin of Grants-ville; maternal great-grandfather, Daniel K. Tolliver of Arnolds-burg; maternal great-grandmother, Zella Roupe of Leatherbark; and paternal great-grandmother, Dona Shamblin of White Pine.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Garry L. Bowen officiating. Burial was in Norman Ridge Cemetery, Lavada.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

PLUMMER A. RUSH

8/13/1998

Plummer A. Rush, 84, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Fairchance, Pa., the son of the late Harry and Josephine Benson Rush. He was a claims manager for Westfield Insurance Co. He was a Pennsylvania Golden Gloves boxing champion, raced speed boats, and was an avid golfer. He was owner/operator of Plum Line Golf and known for his customized golf clubs.

Surviving are his wife, Sue McCoy Rush; one son, John Sondereker of DeMoines, Iowa; two stepsons, John F. McCoy of Grantsville and Dr. Jay Michael McCoy of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Sue Berchem of Burney, Calif., Lue Rush of Modesto, Calif., and Gail McCormack of Rohnert Park, Calif.; one brother, Jack Rush of Foster City, Calif.; one granddaughter; and three step-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Dunbar Rush; two brothers; and two sisters.Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/25/1994

RANDALL LEE RUSH

Randall Lee Rush, 56, of Richwood, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 1994, at Richwood Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born in Minnora, a son of Opal Cottrell Rush Siers of Minnora and the late Alfred Rush. He was a Protestant.

Surviving in addition to his mother are four sisters, Naomi Rush of Minnora, Emogene Blosser of Parkersburg, Mary Field of Gassaway and Linda Winters of Newark, Ohio; and three brothers, Clarence Rush of Chloe, Dorse Rush and William Rush, both of Minnora.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Rush and Ottice Rush; and one half sister, Iva Rogers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/28/1996

WILLIAM R. RUSH, JR.

William Robert Rush, Jr., 22, of Minnora, died Saturday, Mar. 23, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of William R. and Goldie Cottrell Rush of Minnora.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Richard Talley of Grantsville, and two sisters, Glenda Talley of Chloe and Geleona Murphy of Minnora.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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