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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2001

PAUL RADABAUGH

Paul Radabaugh, 85, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Tanner, the son of the late Charley and Minnie Burrows Radabaugh. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. and was a foreman at Smithville District office. He was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church where he served on the board of deacons.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Ermal Kelley Radabaugh; one son, Robert Radabaugh of Belpre, Ohio; one daughter, Reta J. Davis of Veto Lake, Ohio; one sister, Opal McMillin of Martinsburg; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Fonda Whipkey, and one infant granddaughter.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Harrisville Baptist Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 6 August 2009

PAULINE RADABAUGH

Pauline Radabaugh, 82, of Big Springs, died Friday, July 31, 2009.

She was born at Revere, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Albert and Della Church Radabaugh.

Surviving are four brothers, Willard Radabaugh of Nicut, Delmas Radabaugh of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Orville Radabaugh of Nebo and Ralph Radabaugh of Big Springs; one sister, Eudora King of Big Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Arthur Radabaugh, and two sisters, Adelphia Yoak and Geneva Radabaugh.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 May 2009

THURMOND RADABAUGH

Thurman Radabaugh, 73, of Salem, formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born at Nobe, the son of the late Ben and Ethel Freshour Radabaugh.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Strategic Air Command. He was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and retired in 2001 from Johnson City Press, Johnson City, Tenn. He was a member of Moose Lodge.

Surviving are one sister, Freda Yoak of Grantsville, and two brothers, Duane Radabaugh of Grantsville and Dale Radabaugh of Hazlet, N.J.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Bush.

Military graveside rites were conducted at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 December 2004

EDNA RADCLIFF

Edna Radcliff, 86, of Mentor, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, in Alter Care of Mentor.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James W. and Minnie Fox Fluharty.

Surviving are one daughter, Lynne Thomas of Mentor; one son, David Radcliff of Toledo, Ohio; one brother, James Delmas Fluharty of Big Springs; and one sister, Willadean Bush of Palm Harbor, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilber C. Radtkin; one sister; and two brothers.

Services were held in Mentor.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 April 2000

FRED RADCLIFF

Fred Euegene Radcliff, 57, of Sand Ridge, died Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2000, in Parkview Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Weston and was a retired oil field worker. He was a member of VFW, Grantsville.

Surviving are his mother, Georgia A. Lott of Big Bend; step-father, Ronzel L. Lott of Big Bend; three daughters, Penny Simpson of Maryland, Carolyn Prunty of Harrisville and Brenda Harris of Big Bend; one son, Richard Radcliff of Grantsville; two brothers, Larry D. Radcliff, Sr., of Annamoriah and Gerald D. Riddle of Big Bend; and five grandchildren.

Private services were held at the convenience of the family, with the body to be cremated. The family suggested donations to his mother, Georgia Lott, Box 171-D, Big Bend, WV 26136.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 April 2002

LARRY DELL RADCLIFF

Larry Dell Radcliff, 57, of Annamoriah, died Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2002, at his home.

He was born in Gilmer County and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and an oil field worker.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Radcliff of Annamoriah; his mother, Georgia A. Lott of Big Bend; one daughter, Kelley Radcliff of Newark, Ohio; two sons, Larry Christopher Radcliff of Beaumont, Tex., and Larry Dale Radcliff of Big Bend; one stepson, Randy Jones of Nicut; one step-daughter, Theresa Melzer of Tuscarawas, Ohio; step-father, Ronzel L. Loft of Big Bend; one brother, Gerald A. Riddle of Big Bend; and seven grandchildren, Grandon Radcliff, Anastasia Radcliff, Ashley Davis, Dakota Jones, Chelsa Campbell, Alicyh Campbell and Taylor Richards.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Fred Eugene Radcliff.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2003

EULIA RADER

Eulia F. Rader, 88, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center Long Term Care.

She was born at Stinson, the daughter of the late Henry Rent and Effie Shaffer Jarvis.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy Bowman of Grantsville and Jean Pitz of Barberton, Ohio; five sons, Charles Rider and Homer Rader, both of Barberton, Ernest Rider of Annamoriah, James Rader of Fontana, Calif., and Russell Rader of Anaheim, Calif.; two sisters, Birdie Metheney and Murlene Drake, both of Creston, Ohio; two brothers, Lester Jarvis of Madison, Ohio, and Dale Jarvis of Perry, Ohio; 28 grandchildren; and 45 great-grand­children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Coy Rader; one daughter, Elizabeth "Liz" Vasquez; one son, Robert Rider; and six brothers.

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

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Parkersburg News" - 27 November 2000, pg 2

Keith Eugene Rader, 73, of San Diego Calif., died July 16, 2000.

He was born in Reedy, W.Va. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, having recieved the Armed Forces Expedition Award (LAOS), the Navy Commendation Award, the National Defense Service Medal, Second Award, and the Navy Achievement Medal. He also retired from National Steel & Ship Building.

Survivors include one son, Brian Keith Rader, of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Gail Ann Quick of Borrego Springs, Calif; five sisters, one brother; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Violet Clare Rader; one sister and one brother.

Services were held July 24 at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Chapel of the Roses, 3838 Bonita Rd., San Diego Calif.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2002

MARSHALL RADER

Marshall Eugene Rader, 75, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lonnie and Roxie Sommerville Rader. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and retired in 1990 from Keene Corp. He was a member of Christ Mission Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Marshall P. Rader of Concord, N.C., and Mark E. Rader of Vincent, Ohio; four daughters, Sylvia J. Lyons of Belleville, Linda S. Kebaugh of Hendersonville, Tenn., Mona L. Law of Belpre and Marion L. Alleman of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Silas Rader and Jennings Rader; two sisters, Dale Barnes and Roselee Meyers; and special friends, Gail and Pauline Gillespie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucia Pauline Rader; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mark Watkins officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 August 2002

ROBERT LEE RADER

Robert Lee Rader, 67, of Glenville, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at his home.

He is the son of Eulia Jarvis Rader of Mt. Zion and the late James Coy Rader. He worked as a truck driver and construction worker and took early retirement from Ace Pipeline Construction Co., Ortario, Calif.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Betty Lou Rader of Glenville; two daughters, Debra Ann Schneck of Upland, Calif., and Launa Avenell Mead of Klamoth Falls, Ore.; one son, Jeffrey Steven Rader of Pion Hills, Calif.; two sisters, Judy Bowman and Jean Pitts, both of Grantsville; five brothers; Charles Rader and Homer Rader, both of Ohio, Tom Rader of Annamoriah and Jim Rader and Russ Rader, both of California; 13 grandchildren: and two great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Vasquez, and two sons, Robert Allen Rader and Norman Charles McGirr.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Brian Connaughton officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 November 2006

VIOLET JANE 'Midge' RADER

Violet Jane "Midge" Cobb Rader, 65, of Elizabeth, died at home.

She was born at Clendenin, the daughter of the late John Jackson and Gertrude Florence Deel Cobb. She was retired from General Electric, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two sons, Clay Rader and his wife Kimberly and Scott Rader and his wife Violet, all of Annamoriah; four sisters, Maye Lipscomb of Pinch, Dolly Graley of Alum Creek and Faye Jarrett and Joyce Patton, both of Clendenin; three brothers, Paul Cobb, Johnny Cobb and Melton Cobb, all of Clendenin; a special friend, Herb Stevens of Clendenin; and four grandchildren, Sierra, Erica, Roman and Seth.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Warren Cobb.

Services were held at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Pastor William M. Cottrell officiating. Burial was in Cobb Cemetery, Clendenin.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 November 2005

LEODA ISABELLE RAINES

Leoda Isabelle L. Raines, 73, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Dunbar.

She was born on Phillips Run, the daughter of the late Billie and Veta Hathaway Linville. She was a 1950 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a 1952 graduate of the Capping Class of Kanawha Valley Hospital. She had previously owned and operated Warren Village Cleaners and Laundromat, Warren, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Robert "Speedy" Raines; two daughters, Linda Sue Frederick of Cortland, Ohio, and Caroline Barker of Warren, Ohio; one son, Robert A. Raines of Warren, Ohio; one brother, Hibbert Linville of Mineral Wells; one sister, Lizzie Mae Stout of Mt. Zion; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Calvin C., William L. "Bub," and Howard Linville.

Services were held at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 September 2005

HOPE LAWMAN RAMPP

Hope Lawman Rampp, 94, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Albert and Clara Washburn Lawman. She was a member of Bridgeport United Methodist Church, Martha Circle and past president of United Methodist Women. She was a member of Homemakers Club, Governor Johnson Garden Club and Rachel Chapter #47, Order of Eastern Star, where she was a past worthy matron.

Surviving are two daughters, Helen Rampp Morris of Grantsville and Geraldine Hope Rampp of Mansfield, Ohio; one sister Letha Lawman Rapking of Madisonville, Tenn., 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Joseph Rampp, in 1976; three daughters, Marguerite Rampp Shriver, Virginia Rampp Murdoch and Jeanne Rampp Hart; and two brothers, Fred and Ersel Lawman.

Services were held at Bridgeport U.M. Church, with Rev. Steven E. Dorsey officiating. Burial was in Bridgeport Cemetery. Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

RITA CARTER RAMSEY

Rita Carter Ramsey, 51, of Rosedale, Gilmer County, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Orville and Edith King Carter. She was a licensed practical nurse at Heartwood of Charleston and at Braxton County Health Care Center.

Surviving are one son, John Michael Carter of Rosedale; one daughter, Rachel Marie Singleton of Frametown; four sisters, Carolyn Jackson of Beverly, Ohio, Betty Carson of Buckhannon and Lois Carter and Janet Carter, both of Gassaway; and six brothers, Jim Carter and Jerry Carter, both of Grafton, Ohio, Donald and Richard Carter, both of Rosedale, Timmy Carter of Cleveland, Ohio, and Doug Carter of Clay.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Rosedale United Methodist Church, with Elder Mark Minney officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Arrangements are by Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001

BERNARD RAY

Edward Bernard Ray, 73, of Smithville, died Thursday, Apr. 19, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Theodore and Rhoda Campbell Ray. At the age of 12, he won the Akron Marble Championship. He was a U.S. Marine with service during the Korean War and worked as an electronic technician for the U.S. government in Monmouth, N.J., before retirement. He was a member of VFW Post 5959, Grantsville, W.Va. Farm Bureau, Calhoun County Singers and Smithville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Joan Young Ray; three sons, Theodore E. Ray of Barnegat, N.J., Michael P. Ray of Parkersburg and Timothy R. Ray of Shreveport, La.; one brother, Paul Ray of Bridgeton, N.J.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Forest Ray, and one sister, Wanda Barker.

Services were held at Smithville Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Mullen officiating. Burial was in Westfall Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 Aug 2003

ROBERT RAY

Robert J. Ray, 79, of Shock, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Shamokin Dam, Pa., the son of the late Robert and Mary Ray. He was U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from Rockwell Standard Bumper Division, Newton Falls, Ohio. He was a life member of VFW and AmVets.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Pearl I. Ray; one son, Robert J. Ray, Jr., of Largo, Fla.; three daughters, Mary Ann Nicholas of Shock, Gayle E. Jewell of Newton Falls and Sharon Kelley of Sunbury, Pa.; three sisters, Doris Feger of Seleingrove, Pa.; and Vonnie Weisen and Joyce Crainak, both of Shamokin Dam; two brothers, Jack Ray of Treverton, Pa., and Sam Ray of Shamokin; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Gene Miller officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Community Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 August 2004

WHETZEL RAY

Whetzel O. Ray, 96, of Creston, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was born at Linden, Roane County, the son of the late Romentis and Sarah Barnett Ray. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired oil field worker.

Surviving are his wife, Julia Ann Alvis Ray; two sons, Charles and James Ray, both of Creston; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 11:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Snyder Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 June 2005

ELIZABETH RAYBUCK

Elizabeth E. Raybuck, 75, of Tallmadge, Ohio, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at home. She was born in Beech, the daughter of the late Harrison and Leah.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Eugene; two daughters, Sheila Jordan of Mississippi and Marsha Vincent of Tallmadge; one sister, Murdayne Blosser of Ripley; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda.

Services were held in Akron, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 February 2009

DAVID LOWELL REED, SR.

David Lowell Reed, Sr., 66, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Loyd and Edna Pearl Shimer Reed.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are one son, Kevin W. Reed and wife Sue of Grantsville; one daughter, Chrystal L. Turner and husband Brian; one sister, Euna Reed; one brother, Tim Reed and wife Thelma; four grandchildren, Ashley Reed, Brandon Reed, Brian Turner and Abby Turner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Melinda K. Reed; one son, David L. Reed, Jr.; and one sister, Phyllis Whipkey.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

EUDAH REED

Eudah M. Reed, 88, of Spencer, died Monday, Mar. 19, 2001, in Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late David and Esta Bowers Clowser. She was a former teacher's aide and a member of Grantsville Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are one brother, Burton Clowser of Looneyville, and two sisters, Violet Sigler of Akron, Ohio, and Grace Mullens of Cleveland, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Reed; two brothers, Adam and Harlan Reed; three sisters, Bulah, Daisy and Roseanna; and one half-sister, Goldie Carpenter.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2000

FRANK REED

Frank O. Reed, 83, of Barberton, Ohio, died Saturday, May 13, 2000.

He was born in Sand Ridge, the son of the late Hettie Stump and Granville Reed. He was a resident of Barberton for 56 years and retired from Terex General Motors.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Stella; one daughter, Betty Thompson; two grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul (Pauline) Riddle, Arden Riddle, Jean Conrad, Augusta Riddle, Pauline Gainer and Miller Reed; one nephew; and one niece.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, with Rev. Roby A. Hylton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 January 2010

MILDRED REED

Mildred Reed, 95, of San Diego, Calif., died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Walter and Blanche Mace.

Surviving are one son, Jerry Reed; one daughter, Janet Reed; two grandchildren; and one sister, Clairine Wilkenson. All of her family resides in the San Diego area.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Farrell Reed, in 1994.

A celebration of her life was held at Poway Bernardo Mortuary, San Diego. She was buried in Dearborn Memorial Park, Poway.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2006

PEARL REED

Pearl Reed, 88, of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Okey and Annie Cunning­ham Shimer.

Surviving are two sons, Timothy L. Reed of Cutler, Ohio, and David L. Reed of Grantsville; two daughters, Euna Reed and Phyllis J. Whipkey, both of Grantsville; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Goldie Richards, Blanche Kendall, Pauline Cline and Arthelia Richards.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lloyd Reed, on Aug. 24, 1995; one grandson, David Reed; and three sisters, Clareth Wilson, Ollie Ford and Virginia Williams.

Services will be held Thursday, May 25, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grants­ville. Visitation was scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 February 2001

ROSA REEVES

Rosa Belle Headley Reeves, 73, of Laurel, Miss., died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Frank and Lorena Headley of Creston. She was a member of Eastern Star, a former school teacher in Wirt County, and ran a taxi stand in Elizabeth in the 1950's.

Surviving are her husband, Clyde Reeves; three step-children; six step- grandchildren; four sisters, Blanche Stutler and Bethel Stutler, both of Barberton, Ohio, Bessie Arthur of Creston and Vera White of Oklahoma; and two brothers, Bobbie Headley of Munday and Harold Headley of Marietta, Ohio.

Services were held at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Laurel. Burial was in Sharon Cemetery, Laurel.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2001

ROBERT REICHARD

Robert A. Reichard, 39, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Mar. 1, 2001, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Maryland and was a 1980 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran with 15 years of service and a truck driver. He attended First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Lisa Moore Reichard; one daughter, Krista Reichard, and one son, Benjamin Reichard, both at home; his mother, Gladys M. (Bucky) Ryan of Spencer; three brothers, Clifford Reichard of Newton, Randy Reichard of Pageland, S.C., and Donald Reichard of Spencer; and one sister, Kimberly Reynolds Reichard of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Vicky Reichard.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 February 2005

OLENA REMMY

Olena Stump Remmy, 94, of Belpre, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at the home of her caregiver, Janet Moss of Washington.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dill and Myrtle Robinson Stump. She retired from FMC after 46 years of service. She was a member of Porterfield Baptist Church.

Surviving are three nephews, Forrest “Gene” Frazier and Fred Remmy, both of Arizona, and Ralph Frazier of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Waldo Remmy, and one sister, Ocie Frazier.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Mark Eaton officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2008

ROBERT RENTSCHLER, JR.

Dr. Robert "Bob" Rentschler Jr., 59, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, June 15, 2008.

He was born in Pasadena, Calif., the son of the late Robert Vincent Rentschler, Sr., and Geneva Alice Shreve Rentschler.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served two combat tours in South Vietnam, 1968-1969. He later worked at the Pentagon investigating the My Lai Massacre. He graduated cum laude from Glenville State College in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, earned a master's degree in elementary administration and supervision from Frostburg State University in 1977, and a Ph.D. in education, curriculum and instruction from Walden University in 1994. He was principal of Warm Springs Intermediate School, Berkeley Springs. In his 33-year career in education, his experience included director of Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center for seven years.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Lea Rentschler, whom he married Apr. 17, 1987; two brothers, Charles F. Rentschler, Sr., of San Antonio, Tex., and Dr. Lawrence L. Rentschler of Swanton, Md.; three sisters, Geneva "Jeannie" R. Gallagher of Washington, Shirley E. Rentschler-Hull of Hagerstown, Md., and Maureen R. Sharps of Oakland, Md.; and 38 nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Berkeley Baptist Church with Pastor George Hopkins officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial with full military honors will be on Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Memorial Gardens, Oakland, Md.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2000

DOROTHY REYNOLDS

Dorothy E. Reynolds, 87, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charlie Homer and Ocie Mary Gainer Hughes.

Surviving are three sons, Delford Reynolds of Norton, Ohio; and Dwayne Reynolds and Olin Reynolds, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Eva Stewart of Parkersburg; two sisters, Fostine Bell and Ellen Starcher, both of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Debra Gard of Mineral Wells.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Jesse, Denzil, Mansel, Leo and Orval Hughes; two sisters, Ethel Hughes and Dollie Miller; three grandchildren, Deborah, Diane and Michael Dale Reynolds; and one great-grandson, Rickie Dale Stewart, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Raymond Ray officiating, and burial in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 February 2011

PAULETTE RHOADES

Paulette L. Rhoades, 62, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at her home. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of James L. Burrows of Grantsville and the late Maxine Harris Burrows. Surviving in addition to her father are three children, Polly Rhoades of Parkersburg, Aleyda Rhoades of Springfield, Mo., and Matthew Rhoades of Victoria, Tex.; one brother, James L. Burrows, Jr., of Five Forks; two sisters, Jeanette Richards of Newark and Nanette Wagoner of Grantsville; four grandchildren, Amanda Bell, Brooke Rhoades, Donovan Rhoades and Cameron Glover; and one great-grandson, James Bell. Graveside services were held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 December 2008

DORMAL SPENCER COE RHODES

Dormal Spencer Coe Rhodes, 86, of Spencer, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, in Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born at Chloe, the daughter of the late Elber and Icy Jarvis Spencer.

She worked in Akron, Ohio, during World War II, as one of the "Rosie the Riveters." She retired from Kellwood Corp., Spencer, after 35 years of service.

Surviving are one son, George Coe of Leroy; one daughter, Rita Williams of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; two sisters, Wanda Nutter of Spencer and Dorlene Walker of Ravenswood; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by husband, Jerold F. Coe, in 1978, and husband, Elmer Rhodes, in 1996, and two sisters, Justine Harris and Joy Deweese.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Smith Epling officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 June 2006

JANE EVELYN RHODES

Jane Evelyn Starcher Rhodes, 88, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles and Annie Mace Starcher. She attended Wood County schools and helped teach children in a one-room school. She retired from St. Joseph's Hospital and was a member of the Women of the Moose, Parkersburg Chapter.

Surviving are one son, William David Rhodes of Parkersburg; six daughters, Yvonne Hoyt of Grafton, Ohio, Betty Gorby of Aurora, Ohio, and Phyliss Gainer, Becky Coss Caplinger, Nancy Dean and Angela Willison, with whom she made her home, all of Parkersburg; one special nephew, Martin Junior Tress of Elyria, Ohio; 30 grandchildren, three of whom she raised; 56 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William David Rhodes; three brothers, Amos, Admiral and Dallas Starcher; one sister, Dessel Starcher Tress; one son, Charles David Rhodes; three daughters, Gladys Cappadonna, Ruth Ann Christopher and Charlene Rhodes; and six grandchildren.

Memorial Service was held at Homeland Community Church, Parkersburg, with Rev. Brady Stephens officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

MARLYN RICE

Marlyn G. Rice, 65, of Wellston, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of James F. "Frank" Collins of Radcliff, Ohio, and the late Cleta Wilson Collins. She attended Roads Missionary Baptist Church. She was a cook at Lee's Steakhouse, Wellston, for many years and was the former owner of Pizza Peddler.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband of 31 years, Paul "Ed" Rice; two sons, Mike West of McArthur, Ohio, and Paul Rice of Wellston; two daughters, Robin Mulhern and Kanna Caster, both of McArthur; two brothers, Harry Collins of Radcliff and Frankie Collins of Jackson; one sister, Mama Butcher of Gahanna; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and four granddaughters.

Services were held at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, Wellston, with Rev. Dwight Tilley officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 October 2002 (from Nov. 25, 1948)

MARTHA M. RICE

Martha M. Rice, 59, of Athens, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1948, at the home of her brother in Sand Ridge.

She was born at Sand Ridge and was a member of Sand Ridge M.E. Church.

Surviving are six sons, Goff, Clifford and Charles Rice, all of Athens, Blain Rice of Marshfield, Ohio, and Dale and Marvin Rice, both of Akron, Ohio; three daughters, Essie McKee of Marshfield, Ohio, and Emma Acord and June Rice, addresses unknown; three sisters, Essie King of Arnoldsburg, Emma Raferty of New Plymouth, Ohio, and Myrtle Rafferty of Akron; three brothers, Goff Lockney of Ravenna, Ohio, Fred Lockney of Akron and John Lockney of Sand Ridge; and 32 grandchildren. P> Services were held at Sand Ridge M.E. Church with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 November 2002

OLDIE LAMB RICE

Goldie E. Lamb Rice, 83, of Gauley Bridge, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, in Montgomery General Hospital, Montgomery.

She was born at Chloe, the daughter of the late Dr. C.R. and Nannie Conley Lamb. She had operated Dominion Hotel, Glove, Ariz., for a number of years as well as Conley Grill and Wiseman's' Dept. Store, Gauley Bridge. She was a member of Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, Ted H. Christian VFW Auxiliary, Gauley Bridge Garden Club, and Gauley Bridge Historical Society.

Surviving are three sisters, Hazel Christian of Gauley Bridge, Locie Dye of Chloe and Maysel Snyder of Scottsdale, Ariz..; two brothers, Creed Lamb of South Charleston and Jim Lamb of St. Albans; and her caregivers, Kim Houghton and Brenda Lanham of Gauley Bridge and Joshua Houghton of Martinsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Rice; three sisters, Ruby Finley, Nell Downey and Gertrude Grogg; and one brother, Clifford Lamb.

Services were held at Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with Rev. Joseph G. Law officiating. Burial was in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 09 January 2003

ELIZABETH RICHARD

Elizabeth O'Connor Richard, 77, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at her home in Rosedale.

She was born in Derby, Conn., the daughter of the late James and Clara Pepe O'Connor. She graduated from Derby High School and Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, and received a B.S.N. from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and an M.S.N. from Yale University. After two years in the Army Nurse Corps, she was a nurse in Connecticut, New York, Washington and Maryland, and taught nursing at University of Connecticut, University of Maine and Glenville State College. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Glenville.

Surviving are two children, Rita Richard of Rosedale, with whom she resided, and Major Marty Richard of Sandwich, Mass.; two sisters, Kathleen Burgess of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Mary Cink of Tequesta, Fla.; one brother, Miles O'Connor of Tequesta, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo F. Richard, who died May 12, 1989, and one sister, Carol Ginnetti.

Services were held at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, with Father Edwin Daschbach, SVD, officiating. Burial was in Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, beside her late husband.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 March 2008

BILLY GENE RICHARDS

Billy Gene Richards, 67, of Norman Ridge, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at his home.

He was born at Norman Ridge, the son of the late Mack and Geraldine Taylor Richards.

He had worked in the oilfields and retired from Sav-A-Tool. He was a member of Norman Ridge Fairview United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Dorothy Louise Richards; two sons, Billy Joe and Darrell Richards; two daughters, Patricia Richards and Angela Dye; two grandchildren, Elijah and Aleah Dye; four sisters, Loraine Pursley, Isabelle Davis, Hazel Gribble and Margaret Wagoner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, Carl Ray and Sherry Ann Richards; nine sisters, Rosalea Davis, Goldie L. Richards, Clara B. Richards, Irene B. Richards, Pauline Jones, Yetta Webb, Thressie Graham, Hettie Beatty and Alice Richards; and five brothers, Mack Richards, Jr., Shirdie Richards, Bernard Richards, Desmoin Richards and Denver Richards.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Norman Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 June 2008

BURLEN R. RICHARDS

Burlen R. (Bunk) Richards, 77, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of the late Coy and Oval Parsons Richards.

He was a former employee of Grantsville Tire Co. and Pioneer Casting, Belpre, Ohio. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Blondina Deulley Richards; one daughter, Evelyn Wood of Shock; three sons, Roxel, Mike and Denver Richards, all of Mt. Zion; one brother, Orville Grant Richards of Grafton, Ohio; two sisters, Louise Yeager and Shirley Richardson, both of Belpre; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Richards and Billy Junior Richards; one sister, Elouise Reel; three infant sisters; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 August 2002

CAROLINE RICHARDS

Caroline Richards, 82, of Big Springs, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Frank and Artie Cunningham Hardman. She was a member of Beech Valley United Methodist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are two sons, Tony Richards and his wife Bobbie of Poplar, Wisc., and Tim Richards of Big Springs; one grandson, Joe Richards of Poplar; one granddaughter, Deb Richards of Cable; Wisc.; three great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, George Hardman of Grantsville and Tom Hardman of Hixson, Tenn.; and two sisters, Jean Smith and Armetta Schedl, both of Ohio.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 December 2001

CHARLES DALLAS RICHARDS

Charles Dallas Richards, 61, of White Pine, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arthur and Minnie Bennett Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a mechanic.

Surviving are one son, Corky Richards of Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter, Pamela Dyer of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Waunita Cunningham of Grantsville; and one brother, Cecil Glen Richards of Newark.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 April 2000

CLARA RICHARDS

Clara B. Richards, 57, of Big Bend, died Friday, Apr. 14, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

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

Surviving are six sisters, Goldie L. Richards, Roselea Davis, Loraine Pursley and Isabelle Davis, all of Big Bend, Hazel Gribble of Brohard and Margaret Wagoner of Big Springs; and two brothers, Mack Richards, Jr., and Billy G. Richards, both of Big Bend.

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

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2002

CHARLES ROY RICHARDS

Charles Roy Richards, 61, of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was the son of the late Desmoin and Maggie Norman Richards.

Surviving are one son, Charles Richards, Jr., and wife Amanda of Big Springs; two granddaughters, Alexa and Brogan Richards; two step-grandsons, Kyler and Mason Propst; three brothers, Larry Richards and Ronzel Richards, both of Big Bend, and Denver Richards of Grantsville; and three sisters, Dessel Starcher of Barberton, Ohio, and Patty Knight and Sadie Cunningham, both of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ola Triplett and Dottie Richards.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Norman Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2000
(reprint from March 1993)

CLARA RICHARDS

Clara Richards, 94, of Big Bend, died March 5, 1993, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late James Marshall and Louisa J. Weaver Lewis. She attended Spruce Hollow Church, Big Bend and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Gerald Richards of Glasgow, Ky.; five daughters, Grace Wagoner and Edna Radcliff, both of Big Bend, Lily Bush of Parkersburg, Mildren Fluharty of Big Springs and Genevia Freed of Brohard; one sister, Hallie Holbert of Grantsville; 23 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leamon Richards in 1971 and five children.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 October 2005

CLARA ELIZABETH RICHARDS

Clara Elizabeth "Beth" Richards, 79, of Brecksville, Ohio, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Harry and Flossie Smarr Mathers.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Dorsey Richards; one son, Wayne Richards of Brecksville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Herman Mathers; and two sisters, Aileen Cunningham and Carol Jones.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marian; two sisters, Beulah Schwartz and Letha Fleming; and one brother, Forest "Buck" Mathers.

There were no services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 May 2008

CORINNE RICHARDS

Corinne L. Richards, 88, of Parkersburg, died at her residence.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Rev. Chenoweth and Gladys Lynch Stalnaker.

She was a professional country/western singer in the 1930's, performing with a friend as Corene and Lorene - The Gingham Girls, broadcasting on radio in the Clarksburg-Fairmont area and making personal appearances. She played guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass fiddle. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Williamstown.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Tewksbury of Parkersburg; one son, Steven Richards of Washington; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Herbert (Bud) Stalnaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmas Richards; two brothers, W. Arl Stalnaker and Chenoweth Stalnaker; and four sisters, Erin Taggart, Genevieve Miller, Marjorie Leary and Evelyn Lemon.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. John K. Jordan officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 January 2002

DELMAS RICHARDS

Delmas R. Richards, 86, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Loman and Trina Jones Richards.

He retired in 1983 from Montgomery Ward. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Corinne Stalnaker Richards; one son, Steven L. Richards of Washington; one daughter, Linda Peuser Tewksbury of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Pearl Blair of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Todd Hill officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 September 2005

DENNIS LEE RICHARDS

Dennis Lee Richards, 57, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Freeman and Marva Holbert Richards. He was a former employee of Alfab Co., Smithville, and Fenton Art Glass, Williamstown.

Surviving are four sisters, Dorothy Richards and Norma Stirling, both of Big Bend, Jill Goodnight of Brohard and Brenda Freed of Charleston; two brothers, Denver Richards of Walker and Denzil Keith Richards, Sr., of Parkersburg; eight nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Katherine Richards and Darlene Sue Richards.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Dec 2003

DOROTHY RICHARDS

Dorothy L. Richards, 74, of Kanawha Drive, near Glenville, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Carl and Emma Hayhurst Price.

Surviving are two nephews and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Richards; one brother, Eugene Price; and her step-father, Lester Richards.

Graveside services were scheduled Monday, 11 a.m., at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2006

DORSEY RICHARDS

Dorsey Sylvester Richards, 86, died Friday, Mar. 17, 2006.

He was born at Big Springs, the son of the late Henry and Mary Collins Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Park Drop Forge, Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Wayne Richards of Brecksville, Ohio; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Clara "Beth" Richards; one daughter, Marian; five sisters; and two brothers.

No services were held.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 December 2000

DOY RICHARDS, SR.

Doy M. Richards, Sr., 80, of Harrisville, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in Harrisville.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Mike and Freda Tingler Richards. He graduated from Calhoun County High School and was a self-employed carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of King Knob United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Doy M. Richards, Jr., of Caledonia, Ontario, Canada, Donald Richards of Smithville, Robert E. Richards of Mahone and Michial Richards of North Olmsted, Ohio; one daughter, Kathryn Simmons of Elizabeth; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ethel Smith; two brothers, Erma and Ivan; and three sisters, Oma, Opal and June.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

EDNA INDIA RICHARDS

Edna India Richards, 79, of Tick Ridge Road, Vincent, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Bertha Cantwell Taylor. She had retired as a cook for Napolis Pizza, Belpre, Ohio. She had attended Barlow Church of God of Prophecy and Full Gospel Temple, Little Hocking, and was a member of Grey Toppers Senior Citizens, Vincent, and Layman Homemakers Club.

Surviving are one son, Frank Richards of Vincent; five daughters, Lenora Johnson of Edgemoor, S.C., Patty Cunningham of Coolville, Ohio, Naomi McGraw and Carrie Settlage, both of Vincent, and Sherry McDonald of New Smyrna, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; five step-granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Emma Wagoner of Big Bend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Richards, Dec. 31, 1969; one son, Dewey Dewayne Richards; one granddaughter; five bothers; and six sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Pastor Hazel Life officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery, Calhoun County, at approximately 12:30 p.m., with her nephew Rev. Harvey Wagoner officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made .to the American Diabetes Association.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2007

EUNICE CHRISTINE RICHARDS

Eunice Christine Richards, 79, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late David M. and India Sims Rollins. She worked at Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, 1960-1966, and as a seamstress for Economy Industries, Harrisville, for 26 years. She was a past noble grand of Hope Rebekah Lodge No. 30, Harrisville, and a member of VFW Post 5959 Auxiliary, Grantsville.

Surviving are three sons, David A. Richards of Concord, N.C., and Nile Richards and Lonnie R. Richards, both of Harris-ville; four daughters, Barbara Jo Wilson of Big Bend, Susie Butcher of Weston, Sheila Mason of Cairo and Lila Grinter of Parkersburg; one foster daughter, Kathy Greathouse of Parkers-burg; 26 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Richards, and one half-brother, Harold Rollins.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Ron Blevins officiating. Burial was in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 2 December 2004

GENEVA RICHARDS

Geneva Richards, 80, of Weirton, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Weirton Geriatric Center.

She was born in Charleston, the daughter of the late Andrew Jack Church and Ida Cantfield Church. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Rachel Burdett of Weirton; two sons. James Richards and John Richards, both of Weirton; two. brothers, Jay Church and Ray Church, both of Newark, Ohio; two sisters, Merle Strawn and Sylvia Jean Fatti, both of Newark; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Marshall Richards.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2002

GOLDIE LOU RICHARDS

Goldie Lou Richards, 73, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Mack and Gearl Taylor Richards.

Surviving are two brothers, Mack Richards, Jr., and Billy Richards, both of Big Bend; five sisters, Rosie Davis, Isabell Davis and Loraine Pursley, all of Big Bend, Hazel Gribble of Brohard and Margaret Wagoner of Big Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by seven sisters, Irene Richards, Pauline Jones, Clara Richards, Alice Richards, Yetta Webb, Threasie Graham and Hettie Beaty; and four brothers, Denver Richards, Bernard Richards, Desmoine Richards and Sherdie Richards.

Services were held at Norman Ridge Church with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Norman Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 September 2006

GOLDIE RICHARDS

Goldie H. Shimer Arthur Richards, 94, of Grantsville, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Okey and Annie Cunningham Shimer and a lifelong resident of Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Richard Lindell Arthur of Elyria, Ohio; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Arthelia Richards of Elizabeth, Blanche Kendall of Mt. Zion and Pauline Cline of Twinsburg, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Arthur, and four sisters, Clareth Wilson, Ollie Ford, Pearl Reed and Virginia Williams.

A private family service was scheduled Wednesday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Calhoun County Committee on Aging.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 June 2000

GRACE RICHARDS

Grace S. Richards, 79, of Vienna, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, in Parkersburg.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Reed and Jessie Blouir Starcher. She was a graduate of Callhoun County High School, Mountain State Business College, Glenville State College, and attended West Virginia University. She was a retired school teacher with the Ritchie County school system. She was a member of West Virginia Education Association, Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 50, New Martinsville, and St. John's United Methodist Church, Vienna.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Hubert H. Richards, Sr.; one son, Hubert H. "Rich" Richards, Jr., of Vienna; two brothers, Frankie and Fields Starcher, both of Orma; two sisters, Amanda Stonebreaker of Youngstown, Ohio, and Myrtle Hupp of Valley Mills; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and her stepmother, Hattie Starcher of Youngstown, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one son, Russell E. "Deak" Richards.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Norman Butler and Rev. Bryan Blair officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery, Ellenboro. -- [TOMBSTONE PHOTO, submitted by Franklin Sampson.]

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2001

GRAYDON MACK RICHARDS

Graydon Mack Richards, 93, of Rt. 5, Glenville, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born at Chestnut Lick, Lockney, Gilmer County, the son of Norman Eckes and Amanda Jane Meadows Richards. He worked in farming and timbering and on the B&O Railroad before joining United Fuel Gas Co. of Columbia Gas System, retiring in 1972 with 24 years of service. He was active in the Methodist church and had served as Sunday School superintendent at Cherry Valley Church, Roane County, and Otterbein Church, Gilmer County.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Thelma Leah Yoak Richards of Sand Ridge; four sons, Dr. Graydon Edward of Marshall, Mo., Eugene Carl of Ravenswood, Harold Vandale of Spencer and Herbert Charles of New Haven; two daughters, Mary Ann Bishop of Grandview and Kathryn Lea Black of Buckhannon; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Services were held at Otterbein Methodist Church, Glenville, with Rev. James Epling and Rev. Roy Wiant officiating. Burial was in Meadows Cemetery, Normantown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2001

HARLEY RICHARDS

Harley Hugh "Hughie" Richards, 85, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Worthington Manor.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Martin and Osa Collins Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, was a member of 19th Street Church of God, Parkersburg, and retired from Union Carbide Metals.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Irene Pearl Doss Richards; two sons, Larry H. Richards and Jeff W. Richards, both of Parkersburg; three daughters, Dora L. Daley of Parkersburg, Linda L. Dailey of Thompson Station, Tenn., and Beverly Sprouse of Spring Hill, Tenn.; four sisters, Bernadine Ball of Waverly, Dorothy Dailey and Barbara Dailey, both of Parkersburg, and Lucille Hungate of Vienna; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lemuel Richards and William Richards, and one sister, Beulah Mahoney.

Services were held at 19th Street Church of God, with Rev. David Meadows officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 September 2008

HAROLD RICHARDS

Harold Richards, 92, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Joseph W. Richards and Nora Cunningham Richards.

He retired from the U.S. Army as a CW3, Chief Warrant Officer, after 30 years of service. He attended Calvary Community Church.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Marjorie Fraser Richards; two daughters, Rita Lubinski of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Mary VanMeter of Belpre; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dorsey Richards, and a life-long friend, Edward Hammer.

Graveside services were held at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Ken Fullerton officiating, and full military honors.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 July 2007

HAROLD RICHARDS

Harold Richards, 79, of Grantsville, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He grew up in Calhoun County, the son of the late Russell and Blanche Richards. He worked for several years in the Warren, Ohio, area, and was active in Grantsville and Elizabeth senior citizens.

Surviving are one sister, Juanita Stiffler of Canton, Ohio; two nieces; and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Richards, and two sisters, Geraldine Springston and Violet Douglas.

Graveside services were held at Maze Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News - Tuesday July 10, 2007

Hubert H. Richards Sr., 87, of Vienna and a past resident of Arlington Personal Care of Parkersburg, departed this life on Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Parkersburg.

Mr. Richards was born on April 11, 1920, at Cornwallis in Ritchie County, W.Va. to the late Arthur and Minnie Carpenter Richards. Early in his working career, he held employment in the oil and gas industry and retired from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad as a brakeman. He was a veteran of World War II with service in central Europe and was a holder of the coveted Combat Infantryman's Badge. He was a member of Cairo Masonic Lodge 114, Cairo, and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 50 of New Martinsville. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church at Vienna.

He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Dixie Richards of Vienna; sister, Louise Richards of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Gregory Richards and Sherry Warner and husband, Bill and a great granddaughter, Ashley Warner.

Mr. Richards was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Grace E. Starcher Richards; sons, Russell "Deak" Richards and Hubert H. "Rich" Richards Jr.; and brothers, Les, Clyde, and Dale Richards.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCollough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. H. Earle Arthur and the Rev. Norman Butler officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Ellenboro. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. -- [TOMBSTONE PHOTO, submitted by Franklin Sampson.]

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 04 November 2004

IVAN JAMES RICHARDS

Ivan James Richards, 47, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at his residence.

He was born in Wood County, the son of Dennis Richards, Sr., of Grantsville and the late Mattie Rosalee Haze Richards. He was an electrician and a member of Union Valley Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his father are three sons, David Ray Richards of Morgantown and James Mathew Richards and Thomas Andrew Richards, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Wendy Kay Richards of Parkersburg; three brothers, Dennis Ray Richards, Jr., of Grantsville, Ronald Kelly Richards of Texas and Wesley Gay Richards of Grantsville; two sisters, Terry Richards of Maryland and Tracy Buzzard of Mineral Wells; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Bill Law officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by American Legion Post 21, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2001

JAMES RICHARDS

James E. Richards, 68, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arthur and Minnie Bennett Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran with service during the Korean War. He was formerly employed with J.L. Steel mill, Cleveland, Ohio, as a furnace operator, Kaiser Nelson Demolition Co., Cleveland, as a demolition expert, and R.J. Bob Jones Construction Co., Arkansas, as a heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Shultz Richards; four sons, Ronnie Kerns of Arizona, William "Billy" Kerns of Beckley, Danny Kerns of Florida and James E. Richards, Jr., of Parkersburg; five daughters, Lynn and Darlene Richards, both of Morgantown, Karen Kitchen of Virginia, Sandra Bonnefond of Maryland and Kellie Richards Moore of Parkersburg; two brothers, Cecil Richards of Elizabeth and Charles Richards of Parkersburg; one sister, Juanita Richards of Parkersburg; 25 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Richards; one sister, Evelyn Hall; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Richard Runion officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2006

JERALD HARLEY RICHARDS

Jerald "Jerry" Harley Richards, 68, of Glasgow, Ky., died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, T. J. Samson Community Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James Leamon and Clara M. Richards. He was a retired gear lab technician from Eaton and a member of the Masons.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Richards; one daughter, Nanette Richards; one son, Keith Richards; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Grace Wagner, Genevie Richards, Mildred Fluharty and Edna Richards; all of Calhoun County, and Lilly Jean "Hinkie" Bush of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Marshall Richards, Holly Richards, Dale Richards and Ershel Richards; one sister, Helen Richards; and one son, Randy Richards.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in #7 Cemetery, Nobe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 December 1988

JOHN C. RICHARDS

John C. Richards, 80, of Big Springs, died Tuesday evening, November 29, 1988.

He was born in Big Springs, a son of the late Frank and Janet Modesett Richards. He was a member of Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, Big Springs, and was a retired Calhoun County school bus driver following 20 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pearl Norman Richards; one son, Clyde Richards of Big Springs; two daughters, Elodene Wilson of Parkersburg and Ernestine Lynch of Cleveland; three sisters, Amy Ward of Grantsville, Mamie Frederick of Belpre and Zanie Yost of Big Springs; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 June 2005

JUANITA RICHARDS

Juanita P. Richards, 77, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 30, 2005. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John J. and Scottie L. Plant Wright. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Herbert Wright of Washington; two daughters, Carmy Stoneking of Parkersburg and Dottie Osbourn of Vienna; one brother, Wayne Wright of Clearwater, Fla.; six sisters, Jean Cripin of Creswell, N.C., Gwen Lesley of Liberty, S.C., Pat Pickens of Williamstown, Margie Johnson of Grantsville, Betty Westfall of Washington and Oleda Boyce of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Richards, in 1977, and one son, Terry Richards.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Dana Slingluff officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 January 2006

KENNETH RICHARDS

Kenneth E. Richards, 51, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Erma W. and Violet R. Gill Richards. He was a life member of NRA and attended Cherry Fork Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sheryl Wease Richards; one step-son, Austin Clark of Grantsville; one brother, Charles Richards of Grantsville; and four sisters, Loretta Grimm of Pullman, Charlene Richards and Frances Bush, both of Big Springs, and Phyllis Hoffman of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda McWilliams.

No services were held.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 June 2009

LARRY MARK RICHARDS

Larry Mark Richards, 49, of Filmore, N.Y., died Monday, June 15, 2009, in Falconer, N.Y.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Mack and Irmagean Hopkins Richards, Jr.

He was a 1979 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was employed as a heavy equipment operator in Falconer.

Surviving are one son, Chad Richards of Big Springs; three brothers, Gary, Raymond and Rodney Richards, all of Big Bend; one sister, Teresa McClung of Parkersburg; four nieces; and one nephew. He was preceded in death by one sister, Iris.

Graveside services were held at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend..

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2000
(reprint from December 1977)

LEO DALE RICHARDS

Joint services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 8, 1977, at Stump Funeral Home, for Leo Dale Richards, 57, and his daughter, Wanda R. Burrows, 35, both of Big Bend, and victims of a shooting incident at their residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Clara Richards of Big Bend and the late James Leamon Richards. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and Grantsville IOOF lodge, and was employed by Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville, for 16 years.

She was born in Ritchie County and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Ada McCormick Richards; one son, Leo David Richards of Big Bend; one daughter, Emily Husk of Big Bend; two brothers, Marshall of Weirton and Gerald of East Lake, Ohio; five sisters, Grace Wagoner, Genavieve Richards and Edna Radcliff, all of Big Bend, Mildred Fluharty of Big Springs and Lily Bush of Parkersburg; and six grandchildren.

Surviving her in addition to those mentioned are one son, Delford, and one daughter, Angelia, both of the home.

Rev. Hazel Haddox and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiated the services. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2006

LEONA EVELYN RICHARDS

Leona Evelyn McMillin Richards, 66, died Sunday, Mar. 26, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Meadsville, Pa., the daughter of the late Glen and Evelyn Dooley McMillin. She was a retired CNA in Pennsylvania and owned and operated Richards Grocery, Pleasant Hill, for 17 years.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Jim Richards of St. Marys, and one son William (Bill) Richards of Sistersville.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 21 October 2004

MACK RICHARDS, JR.

Mack Richards, Jr., 77, of Big Bend, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Mack Richards, Sr., and Geraldine Taylor Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Eureka Pipeline Co.

Surviving, are four sons, Gary Richards and, wife Emma, Raymond Richards, Rodney Richards and wife Tammy, all of Big Bend, and Larry Richards of New York; one daughter, Teresa McClung and husband Tim of Parkersburg; two grandsons, Mike Richards of Morgantown and Chad Richards of Brohard; four granddaughters, Crystal Richards, Miranda Richards, Danielle Richards and Ashley Richards; five sisters, Lorraine Pursley, Isabelle Davis, Hazel Gribble, Rose Davis and Margaret Wagoner; and one brother, Billy Richards.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irmagean Hopkins Richards; one daughter, Iris Varner; one granddaughter, Amber Varner; four sisters; and several half-brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 October 2000

MAGGIE RICHARDS

Maggie M. Richards, 81, of Norman Ridge, near Big Bend, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George W. and Maude Greathouse Norman. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are four daughters, Dessell Starcher of Barberton, Ohio, Sadie Cunningham and Patricia Knight, both of Parkersburg, and Anna May Music of Pt. Pleasant; five sons, Charles Richards of Mt. Zion, Larry Richards, Denver Richards and Ronzel Richards, all of Big Bend, and Perry Richards of McFarlan; three sisters, Pearl Richards of Grantsville, Dorthy Grant of Tennessee and Bernadine Braham of Parkersburg; 29 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Desmoin Richards, in 1992; one brother; and three sisters.

Services were held at Norman Ridge Church with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Norman Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 October 2005

MARY PEARL RICHARDS

Mary Pearl Richards, 95, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Ayers, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Floyd and Cardie Kimble Selmon. She was a member of Broomstick Community Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Sue Wayne of Steubenville, Ohio, and Gladyss Parker of Parkersburg; one step-daughter, Joann Dawson of Grantsville; three step-sons, Roger, Robert and Kenneth Richards, all of Simpsonville, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Smith; her second husband, Shirdie Richards; one son, Delmas Smith; two stepdaughters, Doris Lanzo and Carol Green; one sister, Alma Wright; and one brother, Alfred Selmon.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Roger Wayne and Pastor .Allen Wayne officiating, and burial in Broomstick Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 31 March 2005

MELISSA RICHARDS

Melissa Richards, 90, died Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2005, at Convalarium at Indian Run, Dublin, Ohio.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Harry and Emma Baker McMillin.

Surviving are two sons, Dick Richards of Ft. Laramie, Ohio, and Bill Richards of Saugerties, N.Y.; one daughter, Vivian Schweb of Worthington, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Carl, and five brothers.

A private family service was held. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens, Athens, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001

MISSOURI PEARL RICHARDS

Missouri Pearl Richards, 92, of Big Springs, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Maude Greathouse Norman. She was a homemaker and a member of Big Springs United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Eldine Wilson of Parkersburg and Ernastine Lynch of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Dortha Gant of Barren Springs, Va., and Bernadine Braham of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Richards in 1988; one son, Clyde J. Richards; four sisters, Rosa Dell Jones, Sadie Hemmingway, Ola Sims and Maggie Richards; one brothers, William Norman; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2006

PATRICIA KNIGHT RICHARDS

Patricia (Patty) Knight Richards, 62, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Desmoin and Maggie Richards of Norman Ridge.

Surviving are two sons, Boyd (Bo) Richards of Big Springs and Jerry Knight of Nicut; two daughters, Teresa Knight of Parkersburg and Neena Knight Sampson of Grantsville; three sisters, Dessall Starcher of Ohio, Sadie Cunningham of Parkersburg and Anna Music of Pt. Pleasant; four brothers, Larry Richards of Big Root, Ronzel Richards of Norman Ridge, Denver Richards of Big Bend and Perry Richards of Gilmer; several nieces and nephews; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, James D. (Jody) Richards; one brother, Charles Richards; two sisters, Ola Triplett and Dottie Richards; and one niece, Heather Richards Myer.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Norman Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 September 2009

PERRY LEO RICHARDS

Perry Leo Richards, 54, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at his home.

Surviving are his wife, Debbie Thomas Richards; children, Lisa and Michael Richards of Grantsville, Tamara and Tommy Richards of Cleveland, Ohio, and special daughter, Crystal Bell of Brohard; four sisters, Anna Mae Richards Music of Pt. Pleasant, Charlotte Ford Shaffer of Cleveland, Sadie "Tiny" Cunningham of Parkersburg and Dessall âSitterâ Starcher of Barberton, Ohio; four brothers, Denny Paul Ford of Pennsylvania and Larry, Ronzel and Denver Richards, all of Big Bend; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ola Lee "Pook" Richards Triplett; two sisters, Dorothy "Dottie" Richards and Patricia "Patty" Richards Knight; two brothers, DeWayne Ford and Charles Richards; grandparents, Maggie "Dude" and Desmoin Richards, who raised him and whom he lovingly called Mommy and Daddy; and his first wife, Patty of Cleveland.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Norman Ridge Church Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home. The family was scheduled to receive friends at the home of Lisa Richards after the service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 July 2008

RITA YVONNE RICHARDS

Rita Yvonne Richards, 53, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, July 3, 2008.

She was born in Manchester, England, the daughter of the late Cecil and Mary Richards.

She was a U.S. Army veteran and owned and operated a cleaning service. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are her boyfriend, James "Jimbo" Eller of Charleston; three brothers; two half-sisters; and a special friend, Elizabeth Smith of Elizabeth.

She was preceded in death by one brother and an infant son.

Services were held at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 August 2004

STEVE RICHARDS

Steve Richards, 55, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, in Zambia, Africa.

He was the son of Mestil Richards and the late Robert “Bud” Richards of Harrisville. He graduated from Harrisville High School in 1967, Glenville State College in 1970, and Massillon Baptist College in 1987.

He worked for Westvaco Corp. for 14 years and at Camp of The Hills, Procious, for three years. He founded and pastored Calvary Baptist Church, Harrisville (now Southside Baptist Church). He was involved in numerous mission projects, including two years in India with Priority One India and three years in Zambia with Baptist International Outreach.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Linda Richards; one son, Kevin of Adrian, Mich.; one daughter, Julie Seagraves of Ashford; two brothers, Larry Richards of Walker and Ray Richards of Portsmouth, Va.; his grandmother, Lola Kirby of Big Springs; and three grandchildren.

A celebration of his life was held in Livingston, Zambia, with burial in Livingston. Memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m., at Clay First Baptist Church, Clay.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2007

TRACY RICHARDS

Tracy K. Richards, 82, of Marietta, Ohio, died Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late General George Washington and Elsie May McCune Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of VFW, Marietta, and Warren Presbyterian Church. He retired from Trout Sand and Gravel as manager, having worked there nearly 60 years.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Virginia Metz Richards; one daughter, Joyce Hollingsworth of Marietta; three sons, Don Richards and Dale Richards, both of Belpre, Ohio, and Dewayne Richards of Marietta; 25 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Jim Richards; twin granddaughters, Noel and Virginia Richards; five sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Robert McKelvey officiating. Burial was in Gravel Bank Cemetery, near Marietta, with full military honors by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001

FLORENCE RICHARDSON

Florence M. Richardson, 76, of Cox's Mills, died Sunday, Apr. 1, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Kanawha County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Turla Ethel Washington Raines. She attended and taught Sunday School at Leading Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, John and Michael Richardson, both of Spencer, and Larry Richardson of Forest Grove, Ore.; two daughters, Marion Utt of Fairmont and Carol Staats of Walton; one brother, Thomas Raines of Ceredo-Kenova; two sisters, Minnie Schoolcraft of Sophia and Kathryn Drennen of North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John L. Richardson, and one brother, Robert Raines.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Waitman Sandy and Rev. Jeffrey Jett officiating, and burial in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 March 2007

THELMA LEAH YOAK RICHARDS

Thelma Leah Yoak Richards, 95, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007, at United Hospital, Clarksburg.

She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late Loyd and Mary Adams Yoak. After her early years in Calhoun and a 17-year stay in Roane, she spent most her life in Gilmer, and resided with a daughter in Buckhannon since 2004. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Glenville, and Gilmer County Senior Citizens where she read to residents at a local nursing home. She cooked for the elementary school hot lunch program at Shock, Gilmer County, and Morning Star, Roane County, and worked at Conrad Hotel, Glenville.

Surviving are four sons, Dr. Graydon Edward of Marshall, Mo., Eugene Carl of Ravenswood; Harold of Spencer and Herbert Charles of New Haven; two daughters, Mary Ann Bishop of Cool Ridge and Kathryn Lea Black of Buckhannon; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and two brothers, Bernard and Victor Yoak, both of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Graydon Mack Richards, on July 26, 2001; three sisters, Wilma Hersman, Etna Altizer and Ruth Hardman; and two brothers, Lloyd, Jr., and Vere Yoak.

Services were held at Otterbein U.M. Church, with Rev. Hugh Murphy officiating

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2001

MARY RICHARDSON (Obituary of Jan. 30, 1930)

Mary Jane Richardson, 70, died last week.

She was the daughter of Goodson Nettles, a pioneer settler. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ and was baptized by Rev. Katie Cummings in 1887.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, James R. Richardson, and four children.

She was preceded in death by three children.

All the members of Servia Lodge No. 352, IOOF, do extend to Brother Richardson and family their sincere and heartfelt sympathy in this their sad hour of bereavement. (H. A. Cunningham, Earl Mollohan, J. L. Moore, Committee)

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

JOHN RIDDEL, JR.

John G. Riddle, Jr. 76, died Monday, June 24, 2002, in Fisher Titus Medical Center.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late John G. and Rose Howard Riddel, Sr. He was a Spc. Seaman in the U.S. Navy and was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 547, Monroeville. He was a machinist at Magic Chef.

Surviving are one son, Clayton Riddel of Maumee; one daughter, Darlene Timbs of Lawton, Okla.; two sisters, Eleanor "Dink" Duskey and husband Charles of Mt. Zion and Lorain "Brook" Rogers of Grantsville; two brothers, Jim Riddel of Vienna, Va., and Gene Riddel of Glendale, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy M. Riddel, Mar. 13, 2002; one son, John Riddel; four sisters, Nina Farrell, Opal Riddel, Jeanette Robinson and Thelma Deal; and one brother, Howard Riddel.

Memorial service was held at Restlawn Memorial Park Chapel, Huron, with military services by American Legion Post

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 December 2000

LIONA RIDDEL

Liona C. Riddel, 90, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Howard and Columbia Josephine Miller Cox. She was a retired elementary school teacher in Calhoun County with 29 years of service. She was a graduate of Glenville State College and was a former member of Order of Easter Star, Grantsville, and a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Starcher of Grantsville; one son, Robert Riddel of Mt. Zion; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Riddel, in 1984.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation is scheduled Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


ALVA RIDDLE

Record-Courier, Ravenna-Kent, Ohio, Friday, April 30, 1976

Aurora (Ohio) - Alva P. Riddle, 72, or 2991 S.R. 82, a former custodian in the Stow City school system, died Thursday in Robinson Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Born July 19, in Grantsville, W. Va., Mr. Riddle lived in Aurora for the past 19 years.

He is survived by his wife, Vina; daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Gallagher of Stow, Mrs. Nick Jeffery of Kent, Mrs. Paul Galido of Willowick, Mrs. Hank Elrod of Euclid, and Mrs. Herman Ball or Portsmouth, Ohio; son, Eldon of Aurora; sister, Mrs. Almeda Cole of Ravenna; brother, William D. Riddle of Cleveland; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Wheeler Funeral Home in Mantua, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Randall Poe will conduct services Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua.

(Dave Rader)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2008

AUGUSTA RIDDLE

Augusta Riddle, 90, died Friday, July 18, 2008.

She was born in Stumptown, the daughter of the late Judson E. and Naoma Stump Riddle.

During World War II, she worked for Goodyear Aircraft installing windscreens for Corsair airplanes. She retired from Eaton Corp., Copley, Ohio, where she lived for many years. She had attended First Baptist Church, St. Marys.

Surviving are two sisters, Stella Reed and Pauline Riddle Gainer, and two brothers, Arden and Paul Riddle.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Alpha Riddle, and one sister, Geniva Riddle Conrad.

There were no services. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 December 2001

ELSIE RIDDLE

Elsie Riddle, 75, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was the daughter of the late McKinley and Anthie Mae Blankenship Bailey. She attended Church of God, Cyclone.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Riddle and wife Patty of Cyclone and James Riddle and George Riddle, both of Grantsville; two daughters, Gladys Toler and husband Jimmy of Cyclone and Kathy Bailey and husband Dennis of Mt. Zion; one brother, Johnny Bailey of Cyclone; three sisters, Arminie Stapleton of Oceana, Mirna Toler of Cyclone and Nellie Paner of Metheney; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Riddle, in 1994; two sons, William and Jimmy Dean Riddle; one daughter, Patricia Gail Riddle; three sisters; and five brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 September 2008

EUGENE RIDDLE

H. Eugene "Gene" Riddle, 68, of Pennsboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at his residence.

He was born near Tanner, the son of the late William A. "Bud" and Florence M. Richards Riddle.

He was a graduate of Tanner High School and retired from Cytec's Willow Island plant in 1995 with 30 years of service. He attended Church of Christ in Harrisville and Pennsboro.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Joan Diane Gregg Riddle; three sons, Gregory, Mark and Jason Riddle, all of Pennsboro; one daughter, Stacy McDonald of Cairo; three brothers, Alonzo Junior Riddle of Grafton, Ohio, and Hoy and Harold Riddle, both of Elyria, Ohio; one sister, Bernice Tallhamer of Grantsville; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Evangelist Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, near Tanner.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 October 2005

DONALD RIDDLE, SR.

Donald A. Riddle, Sr., 59, of Morgantown, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Annapolis, Md., the son of the late Donald and Pearl Gardner Riddle. He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed as a mason.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Schoolcraft Riddle; two daughters, Paula Riddle of Westover and Lea Riddle of Morgantown; two sons, Donald Riddle, Jr., of Hollywood, Md., and David Riddle of Westover; two sisters, Donna Carr and Patsy Workman; four, brothers, James Riddle, Robert Riddle, Mike Riddle and Wayne Riddle; and 12 grandchildren.

Services were held at McCulla Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Pastor Kevin Cain officiating. Cremation services will follow and graveside services will be held at Beverly Hills Cemetery at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2003

AUDRA RIGGS

Audra Goldsmith Riggs, 92, died Thursday, July 3, 2003.

Surviving are two sons, William C. Goldsmith and Donald E. Goldsmith, both of California; two sisters and one sister-in-law, Opal Connolly and Gen Eagle, both of Grantsville, and Delma Cain of Clarksburg; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ocie Goldsmith; second husband, James Riggs; one son, Lee Goldsmith; two brothers, John Nichols and Buford Nichols; and one great-grandson.

No other information was received.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 07 June 2001

MRS. JAMES RIGGS

Mrs. James Riggs of Hur died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Ira McCoy, on Monday, Mar. 3, 1930.

Services were conducted at the house of Mr. and Mrs. McCoy and burial was in the family cemetery. The family expressed their appreciation for the kindness and sympathy of neighbors and friends, especially to Cleo McCoy, Miss Scotta McCoy, and Fred Vandale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 June 2005

JEFFERY RAY RIGGS

Jeffery Ray Riggs, 34, of Sanford, N.C., died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Central Carolina Hospital.

He was a native of Calhoun County, the son of Michael Ray and Dora Newell Riggs of Big Springs.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sheryl Phillips Riggs; one son, Bradley Keith Riggs; two daughters, Brittany Kay and Joyce Nicole Riggs; one brother, Michael “Curt” Clayton Riggs and wife Kimberly of Big Springs; one sister, Samantha Lynn McWilliams of Parkersburg; maternal grandmother, Dora Newell of Big Bend; five nieces; and one nephew.

Services were held at New Testament Church, Big Springs, with Pastor Matt Morrison officiating. Burial was in Newell Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 April 2003

LEO RIGGS

Leo V. (Jim) Riggs, 81, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2003.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Park and Roxie Riggs.

Surviving are his wife, Claris; caregiver, Patti; one daughter, Robin; two sons, Jimmy and Benny; four step-children, Larry, Tim, Vicky and Judy; two sisters, Milly and Helen; two brothers, Burl and Leon of Mt. Zion; eight grandchildren; two great-grand­children; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spen­cer. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Roane County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 November 2006

MADALENE RIDDLE

Madalene A. Riddle, 89, of Ashland, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Grant and Anna Leach Roberts. She had resided in Ashland since 1945. She was a homemaker and had previously worked for Faultless Rubber Co. and C.E. Ward Co. She was a former member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Christ United Methodist Church, Loyal Workers Sunday School Class and Builders Group, Ashland, and a member of Vermillion Baptist Church and Joy 2 Adult Sunday School Class, Perrysville, Ohio, and Red Hat Society.

Surviving are three daughters, Manoka Hassinger and Lenore Reich, both of Ashland, and Myrna Edie of Greenfield, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Eleanor Mohrman of Lakeland, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Alpha G. Riddle, on Aug. 14, 1998; three sisters, Pearl Fowler, Zee Stout and Maxine Beall Walker; and one brother, Lee Roberts.

Services were held at Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Leudeman officiating. Burial was in Ashland County Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 November 2001 (Obituary of Jan. 1, 1959)

PARK RIGGS

L. Park Riggs, 63, of Hur, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, [1958], in the veterans hospital in Richmond, Va.

He was born April 15, 1895, near Hur, the son of the late Henry and Myra Moore Riggs. He was a member of Bryner Chapel, near Hur.

Surviving are his wife, Roxie Cooper Riggs; three sons, Leon Riggs of Oceana, Burl Riggs of Akron and Leo Riggs of Reedy; two daughters, Helen Kerby of Annamoriah and Millie Wix of Barberton, Ohio; two brothers, Branson Riggs and Lester Riggs, both of Annamoriah; and one sister, Bessie L. Bower of Vienna.

Services were held at Bryner Chapel with Rev. Gayle McHenry officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 June 2009

W. B. RIGGS, JR

W.B. "Bill" Riggs, Jr., 69, of Tucson, Ariz., died Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

He was born at Joker, the son of the late W.B. and Fannie Riggs.

Surviving are his wife, Donna; one son, Rickey; one step-daughter, Misty; one step-son, Ray; and one sister, Janet McIntyre of Grantsville.

He was cremated, with burial in Joker Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 July 2001 (Obituary from Jan. 6, 1972)

WILLIAM RIGGS

William B. Riggs, 80, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Dec. 31, [1971], at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Henry and Myra Moore Riggs. He was a retired employee of South Penn Oil Co. and was a member of Bryner Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Fannie Riggs; four sons, Henry Riggs of Mt. Zion, Donald Riggs of Parkersburg, Virlin Riggs of Wadsworth, Ohio, and W.B. Riggs, Jr., of Amherst, Ohio; two daughters, Janet Harris of Parkersburg and Garnet Riggs of Mt. Zion; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Bryner Chapel U.M. Church with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 March 2003

JAMES ROBERT RIGHTMIRE

James Robert Rightmire, 87, of Parsons, retired W.Va. State Trooper, died Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2003, at his home.

He was born at Parsons, the son of the late Vernon and Jesse Watkins Rightmire. He was a 1933 graduate of Parsons High School and retired in 1970 from W.Va. State Police as a Corporal with 28 years of service, including some in Calhoun County. He was a member of W.Va. State Police Retired Members Associa­tion, Fraternal Order of Police and Parsons Lions Club, and had attended Parsons Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Margaret Faye Taylor Rightmire; one son, James Robert "Bob" Rightmire II of York, Pa.; one daughter, Jo Ann.Rightmire of La Plata, Md.; and one sister, Dorothy Paugh of Baker.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Rightmire, and one sister, Ruth Tamurini.

Services were conducted at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home, Parsons, with Rev. Ellen Thomas and Rev. Neil Parsons officiating. Burial was in Parsons City Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 April 2003

MARGARET RIGHTMIRE

Margaret Faye Taylor Rightmire, 92, of Parsons, died Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

She was born at Beverly, the daughter of the late N. Phay and Ida Mae Stutzman Taylor. She graduated from Elkins High School and Davis & Elkins College and was an educator in Tucker County. She attended Parsons Presbyterian Church for many years.

Surviving are one son, James Robert “Bob” Rightmire II of York, Pa.; one daughter, Jo Ann Rightmire of La Plata, Md.; and one brother, William B. Taylor of Elkins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Robert Rightmire, a former State Police officer in Calhoun County, and four brothers, Roland, Dale, Odin and Jim Taylor.

Services were held at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home, Parsons, with Rev. Neil Parsons officiating. Burial was in Parsons City Cemetery. Lambda chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority conducted ritualistic services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2007

EVELYN RILEY

Evelyn F. Riley, 83, died Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Gladys Lynch Stalnaker and the late Rev. Chenoweth Stalnaker. She worked in a defense plant in Akron, Ohio, during World War II, and later for Johns Mansville, Vienna, and as a part-time beautician in her own shop.

Surviving are one sister, Connie Richards; one brother, H.C. (Bud) Stalnaker; several nieces and nephews; and one favorite great-nephew, Joshua Forinash.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold E. Lemon; her second husband, Raymond Riley; three sisters, Erin Taggart, Marjorie Leary and Geniveve Pechis; and two brothers, William A. Stalnaker and Chenoweth A. Stalnaker.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


AUDREY V. KEITH RINEHART

Audrey V. (Granny) Rinehart, 77, of Chloe died Wednesday, August 23 at her home. She was born at Milo, Calhoun County, daughter of the late Lewis Gail and Pearl Snodgrass Keith. She was a member of the Milo United Methodist Church.

Surviving, daughters, Mary Lou Smith of Napier and Marlene Conley of Chloe; a sister, Vera Jarvis of Akron; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Deco J. Rinehart and a son Deco Rinehart II; brothers, Gordon and Willard Keith; a half-brother Robert Metz and a half-sister Nina (Metz) Martin.

Funeral services will be held Sunday (August 27, 2000) at 1:30 p.m. at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg with the Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Interment in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

(Rhonda Keith)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2000

CHANNING KEITH 'PINKY' RINEHART

Channing Keith "Pinky" Rinehart, 67, of Weston, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Lewis County, the son of the late Eric K. and Winona Harris Rinehart. He was a 1951 graduate of Jane Lew High School and attended Fairmont State College. He retired from Consolidated Gas as superintendent in February, 1992, with 40 years of service. He was a member of Hobert Beeghley Bible Class and Broad Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Virginia Rothlishburger, whom he married June 27, 1952; five sons, William D. "Billy" and James D "Jimmy" Rinehart, both of Jane Lew, Joseph C. "Joey" and Robert S. "Bobby" Rinehart, both of Weston, and Thomas K. "Tommy" Rinehart of Grantsville; two daughters, Mary E. "Betsy" McCormick of Grantsville, and Patricia A. "Patsy" Rinehart of Weston; one brother, Kenneth M. Rinehart of Bunker Hill; and 18 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Edward K. "Eddie" Rinehart.

Services were held at Broad Run Baptist Church with Rev. Joseph Busch, assisted by Rev. William Coffindaffer, officiating. Burial was in Broad Run Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2001

JOHN RISBIN

John W. Risbin, 86, of Juno Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at his home.

He was born at Marianna, Pa., the son of the late Thomas and Sarah Quinn Risbin.

Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Hicks Risbin, formerly of Little White Oak, Chloe; one son, Paul W. Risbin of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Carol Turne of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Robert Risbin of Washington, Pa.; three sisters, Madeline Folkens and Rita Renner, both of Washington, and Beatrice Adams of Philadelphia, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery, Little White Oak.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 March 2009

SYLVIA HICKS RISBIN

Sylvia Hicks Risbin, 90, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Akron City Hospital.

She was born on Little White Oak, Chloe, the daughter of the late Clay and Rushia Jarvis Hicks.

Early in life, she attended Little White Oak Methodist Church. She was a resident of Juno Beach, Fla., for 30 years prior to moving to Akron.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Risbin; five sisters, Mary Sampson, Anna Harold, Minnie Boggs, Cora Fritz and Dorma Jarvis; and four brothers, Carl Hicks, Curt Hicks, Rector Hicks and Hallie Hicks.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger McKee officiating. Burial will be in Hicks Cemetery, Little White Oak. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 January 1993

GROVER RITCHEA

Grover W. Ritchea, 87, of Dravosburg, Pa., died in McKeesport, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 4, 1993.

Retired shearman from the Irvin plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of Dravosburg United Methodist Church, American Association of Retired Persons, and Dravosburg No. 2 Fire Co.

He was born in Five Forks, April 2, 1905, a son of the late William and Lela Wilson Ritchea. Husband of the late Lida Mae Millburg Ritchea, he is survived by a daughter, Alice Marcenelle of Port Vue; son, Alan of Dravosburg; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters and brothers, Edith Whipkey, Edyth Farrell, and Jim, Dale and Glenn Ritchea in West Virginia; and nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Willig Funeral Home, with Rev. James Bray officiating. Burial was in Jefferson Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 July 2008

BETTY JEAN RITCHIE

Betty Jean Ritchie, 79, of Big Springs, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Audra L. and Ollie Ellen Hopkins Wilson.

She had worked at Spencer State Hospital and Calhoun General Hospital as a nurse's aide and was retired from Mid-Ohio Valley Health Dept. as a home health nurse's aide. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are three sons, Mike Ritchie and wife Theresa and Calvin Ritchie and wife Bette Lea, all of Big Springs, and Doug Ritchie of Smithville; two daughters, Connie Shaffer of Ripley and Jane Friedmann of Alum Bridge; two brothers, Bill and Brad Wilson, both of Big Springs; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Ritchie; one brother, Calvin Wilson; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Prosperity Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Heiney officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2007

LINZA PEARL RITCHIE

Linza Pearl Ritchie, 47, of Harrisville, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in Harrisville.

She was born at Man, the daughter of Acy James Osborne and the late Betty Lou Bailey Osborne.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Douglas Keith Ritchie; one daughter, Jessica Lusk Goodrich of Normantown; three brothers, Eugene Osborne and James Earl Osborne, both of Cyclone, and Larry Osborne of Man; one sister, Staci Saltz of Harrisville; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Lynn Lusk, and one brother, Timothy Osborne.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Ralph Blankenship officiating, and burial in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" -10 May 2001 (Obituary from Sept. 16, 1976)

ROBERT RITCHIE

Robert Paul Ritchie, 68, of Big Bend, died Thursday, Sept. 9, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William and Lela Jane Wilson Ritchie. He was a retired bus driver for Calhoun schools and was an area gospel singer and a member of Broomstick United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Brown Ritchea; one son, Paul D. of Nettie; one daughter, Martha Collins of Big Springs; two sisters, Edith Whipkey and Edythe Ferrell, both of Grantsville; five brothers, Grover of McKeesport, Pa., Carl of Parkersburg and Jim, Dale and Glen, all of Grantsville; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services were held at Broomstick U.M. Church with Rev. Paul Morrison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 April 2003

WILLIAM RAY RITCHIE

William Ray Ritchie, 63, of Spencer, died Saturday, Apr. 5, 2003, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Denver and Mary Sole Ritchie. He was a 1958 graduate of Calhoun County High School, a U.S. Army veteran having served in Korea, and was employed by Kellwood Co., Spencer.

Surviving are one son, Brett A. Ritchie of Five Forks; one daughter, Nicole Hopkins of Indiana; one brother, Eugene Ritchie of Five Forks; and his companion, Delores Harper of Spencer.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"The Marietta Times" - Wednesday 09 Oct 1985 pg 2

DANIEL D. ROACH

Little Hocking (Ohio) - Daniel D. Roach, 89, of Route 2, died Tuesday evening in Selby General Hospital.

He was born Nov 30, 1895 in Dale, W.Va. to George W. and Suzanne Evans Roach. He was a retired farmer and World War I veteran. He also was affiliated with the Decatur Methodist Church and Faith Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, Ilda Wagoner Roach at home, one son Dayle Roach of Vinton, one Daughter Edith M. Sampson of Little Hocking; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; nine sisters; and one granddaughter.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at White-Ethridge Funeral Home, 125 Lee St., Belpre, with the Rev. Wilbur Lowe officiating. Burial will be in the Decatur Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Gravemarker Photo 1 - Gravemarker Photo 2

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Marietta Times" - Tuesday May 31, 1994

DOYLE GLEN ROACH

Belpre, (Ohio) - Doyle Glen Roach, 71, of Riverside Trailer Court died Wednesday at Pittsburgh Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born in Rocksdale, W.Va. to Daniel D. and Ilda Wagner Roach. He was a U.S. Navy veterean of WW II and was employed by Firestone Rubber Co.

He is survived by two daughters Pamela Carneal of West Mifflin, Pa. and Kimberly Roach of California, one grandson, Tommy Carneal of West Mifflin; one sister, Edith Sampson of Little Hocking.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The body was cremated.

Memorial services were to be at noon today at Strissler Funeral Home in West Mifflin, Pa.

Note: the mistake is on the marker, the date of birth and the date of death on the obit is what shows on the Social Security Index. Doyle's actual date of death was May 25, 1994. He is buried at Little Hocking, Washington County, Ohio on St Rt 555 in the Decatur Chapel Cemetery. Gravemarker Photo

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2001 (Obituary from Jan. 1, 1959)

HOWARD ROACH

Howard Roach, 30, of Rocksdale, died Sunday, Dec. 28, [1958], in the veterans hospital, Clarksburg.

He was a native of Rocksdale, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Roach of Rocksdale. He was a member of Spencer Temple and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Mrs. J.D. Whitlatch of Coolville, Ohio, Mrs. Lloyd Campbell of Burbank, Calif., and Mrs. R.H. Victor of Akron, Ohio; and two brothers, George of South Charleston and Harry of Rocksdale.

Services were held at Spencer Temple with Rev. Orland Payne officiating. Burial was at Rocksdale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 November 2004

KENNA ROACH

Kenna W. Roach, 88, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ernest Roach and Rachel Whytsell Roach Kirby. He retired from G.E. Plastics in 1977. He attended Faith Chapel Church, Coolville.

Surviving are three sons, Albert Roach of Parkersburg, Willard Roach of Little Hocking and Rex Roach of Belpre; seven grandsons; eight granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Sampson Roach; one son, Ernest Roach; one grandson; one granddaughter; and one brother, Ray Roach.

Services were held at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Wilbert Lowe officiating. Burial was in Decatur Chapel Cemetery. Gravestone Photo

(Larry Heffner)


The Marietta Times - Thursday, 28 Sept 1989

Rebecca Wilcoxen Roach

Little Hocking - Rebecca Wilcoxen Roach, 49, of Little Hocking died at noon Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital at Parkersburg after a short illness.

She was born Jan 12, 1940 at Parkersburg to Donald and Eileen Wilcoxen and had lived in this area all her life. She had attended Word of Faith Church at Belpre and was a Girl Scout leader in the Black Diamond Council.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 30 years, Willard W. Roach; two sons, Willard Mark Roach of Little Hocking and Spec 4 Joseph Arthur Roach of Fort Irwin, Calif.; two daughters Anita Eileen Roach Hale of Barlow and Alicia Nell Roach at home; four grandchildren; her grandmother, Mrs. Neil Bradley of Belpre; two sisters, Donna Sue Kesterson of Monument, Colo., and Regina Eileen Buchanan of Little Hocking; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Spencer Funeral Home at 220 Main St., Belpre, with the Rev. Earl Russell officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. - Gravemarker Photo.

(Franklin Sampson)


Hur Herald - Oct 2, 2007

Willard W. Roach, 69, of Vincent, Ohio

Willard W. Roach, 69, of Vincent, Ohio, died on Oct. 1, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, W.Va., on Sept. 27, 1938, and was the son of the late Kenna W. and Thelma Sampson Roach. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and retired as a truck driver from the Consolidated Freight. He was a veteran of the Army and served in Alaska.

Survivors include his daughter, Anita Hale and her husband, Leonard, of Vincent, Ohio; his son, Mark Roach and his wife, Diana, of Little Hocking, Ohio; his daughter, Alicia Hubbard of Cutler, Ohio; six grandchildren, Rebecca Townsend, Donald Hale, Jessica Roach, Jacob Roach, Quentin Hubbard and Michael Hubbard; three great-grandchildren, Linzy Townsend, Myah Townsend and Jaden Hale; and two brothers, Albert Roach and his wife, Maxine, and Rex Roach and his wife, Kathy, all of Little Hocking.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rebecca Wilcoxen Roach; a son, Joseph A. Roach; a brother, Ernest Roach; and an infant great-granddaughter, Nikky Townsend.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Rob Clegg officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Belpre Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Parkersburg Post 15 of the American Legion. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. - Gravemarker Photo.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2006

WILMA REBECCA ROACH

Wilma Rebecca Howell Roach, 92, of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Preston County, the daughter of the late David Alison and Louisa Jane Martin Harned. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Drexal Howell of Morgantown and David Howell of Vienna; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Howell, in 1979; her second husband, Ray Roach, in 1989; and one son, Melvin R. Howell.

Services were held at Browning Funeral Home, Kingwood.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 April 2002 ( Obituary from June 9, 1960)

AUSTIN ROBERTS

Austin L. Roberts of Cleveland, died June 5, 1960, in Cleveland, as the result of a fall down the basement stairs of his home there. He survived 28 days, but never came out of a coma.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Tunis Roberts and the late Mrs. Roberts. He was a veteran of World War IL spending two years overseas. He had resided in Cleveland for 10 years.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Geneva Roberts: five children, Opal Genice, Bobby, Sharon, Danny and Mary Catherine; and 12 brothers and sisters, Loren, Lester, Lane, Lowell, Lynolis, Lonnie, Lucille, Luvon, Lila, Luvell, Letha and Loretta.

Services were held in Cleveland at Brookridge Missionary Church. Burial was in West Pork Cemetery.

Mrs. Willard Shock, Lane Roberts and daughters, Luvell Roberts. Mrs. Blame Erlewine and Mr. and Mrs. Lennis Hathaway attended the funeral of their brother.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2010

BELFORD ROBERTS

Belford Roberts, 82, of Charleston, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at home.

He was the son of the late W.F. and Oma Roberts of Calhoun County. He was a 1945 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a U.S. Army veteran.

He graduated summa cum laude from Morris Harvey College with a B.S. degree in business administration and West Virginia University with a masters degree in business administration.

He was a past member of the board of directors of Horse Creek Land and Mining Co. and of Frankel Foundation.

He retired from Virginia Welding Supply Co. in 1989 as business manager after 11 years.

He had previously retired from Morris Harvey College after 27 years in the business department and as a member of the board of trustees. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Virginia, and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Arwin Roberts, and one sister, Hermoine Kight.

Memorial service was held at Charleston Baptist Temple, with Rev. Archie Snedegar officiating.

Inurnment was in Baptist Temple Chapel Garden Columbarium, with a reception afterwards at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 January 2003

BERNARD ROBERTS

Bernard L. Roberts, 93, of Charleston, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Veterans Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born in Rosedale, the son of the late Dr. Luther E. Roberts and Mamie Stump Roberts. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown and was retired from the W.Va. Dept. of Human Services. He was a Navy veteran and received a commendation for saving the steamship James Buchanan when ammunition began exploding on the docks at Noumea, New Caledonia in the South Pacific during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle McCartney Roberts; two sons, Patrick of Sutton and Garland of Belleville; four daughters, Susan Bennett of Craigsville, Sharon Wiseman of Washington, Sandra Rentschler of Grantsville and Jill Roberts of Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, Derek and Kami Bennett, Kristy Langley, Kara and Lynsey Wiseman, Melissa, Waylan, Jesse, Zachary and Shannon Roberts; and five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Caleb and Seth Bennett and Chad and Aric Langley.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Garland and Jerry Roberts. Memorial service was scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2007

CHAD MICHAEL ROBERTS

Chad Michael Roberts, 33, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, June 16, 2007.

He was born in Wood County, the son of Cathy Roberts of Parkersburg and Eursel "Sam" Roberts of Nobe.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Doug Roberts of Nobe; aunts and uncles, Dale McCrady of Parkersburg, Theda and Gerald Deuley, Nancy and Bob Yoak, Charles and Barbara Roberts and Lorous Roberts, all of Nobe, Linda and Russell "Mickey" Bunner, Shelby Taylor and Margery Bunner, all of Parkersburg, Bill Owens, John and Bert Roberts and Loren Roberts, all of Ohio; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Denver and Margaret McCrady and Jesse and Violet Roberts; and one aunt, Judy Owens.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Rick Brown and Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 13 August 2009

CHARLES LEO ROBERTS

Charles Leo "Chink" Roberts, 80, of Nobe, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.

He was the son of the late Jesse and Violet Grimm Roberts.

He served in the Korean War and worked in the oil and gas business, retiring from Hope Gas Co. in 1991. He was a life-long member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, and was a deacon, superintendent and Sunday School teacher for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Barbara Grey Whipkey Roberts; three sons, Kenneth Lee Roberts and wife Karen, Tommy Joe Roberts and wife Donna and Samuel Eugene Roberts, all of Nobe; four brothers, Lorus Roberts and wife Elah of Pleasant Hill, Glen Roberts and wife Ireta and Eursel Roberts, all of Nobe, and John Roberts and wife Roberta of Ravenna, Ohio; three sisters, Margie Bunner and husband Leonard of Washington, Theda Duelley and husband Gerald of Belpre, Ohio, and Nancy Yoak and husband Robert of Nobe; nine grandchildren; two great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Loren Roberts. Services were held at Chapel Baptist Church, with Rev. Harry Drake and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna Record Courier - Feb 23, 2003

DONALD J. ROBERTS, 72

50-year Windham resident

WINDAM--- Donald J. Roberts, 72, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Akron General Hospital following a brief illness. Born July 27, 1930, in Grantsville, W.Va., he was the son of Harry L. and Della Bertha (Wease) Roberts. He lived in Windham for 50 years.

Mr. Roberts was a welder with Rockwell Bumper in Newton Falls for 26 years. He later retired from R. J. Filmco in Aurora. He spent his life farming.

He was a member of the Windham United Methodist Church.

Mr. Roberts was U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of the American Bowling Congress and the Farm Bureau.

Mr. Roberts enjoyed bowling, hunting, and fishing. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.

Survivors include his wife, Frances (Houck); sons Donald R. (Donna) and David (Cheryl) of Ravenna: and Douglas of Nelson; daughter, Dianna Roberts of Ravenna; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters, Gladolia Anderson of Parkersburg, W. Va., and Leona Heiney of Grantsville, W. Va. His brothers, Haven, Harry, and Roy, died previously.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. Monday until 11 a.m. services at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garretsville. The Rev. Lauren Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Windham Township Cemetery. Online memorials may be made at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2007

DORTHA ROBERTS

Dortha Emogene "Jean" Roberts, 73, of Parkersburg died Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late James Shaffer and Myrtle King Jenkins. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and attended Hope Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, William Roberts; two daughters, Susan DeQuasie of Pt. Pleasant and Diana K. Roberts of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Pearldene Marie Rhodes of Reedy and Kathleen Cummings of Powhatan, Va.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Richard DeQuasie and Pastor Bud Corbin officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2007

GARY ROBERTS

Gary "Bub" Roberts, 65, of Millstone, died Monday, Mar. 5, 2007.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lane and Gladys Putnam Roberts. He was a retired employee of GTE and an employee of Babcock Lumber Co., Glenville. He was president of Lick Run Hunt Club.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Mary Sue Jarvis Roberts; two sons, Kevin Roberts and wife Lachelle "Boo" of Arnoldsburg and Keith Roberts and wife Cheryl of Millstone; three daughters, Kelly Cottrill of Orma, Kristy Carder of Orma and Kathy Conley and husband Richard of Mt. Zion; one brother, Delmas Roberts of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, June McDowell of North Carolina and Jean Carte of Cottageville; nine grandsons, Joshua, Michael, Chad, Coty, Cory, Jonathan, Jeremy, Kameron and Christian; four granddaughters, Brooke, Sara, Layla and Caitlin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one foster sister, Dorla Heater.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Roberts Family Cemetery, Millstone.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 September 2001 (Obituary from Aug. 31, 1978)

GLEN ROBERTS

Glen Roberts, 72, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, [1978] in University Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late George W. and Anna M. Thorn Roberts. He was an engineer and geologist, graduating from West Virginia University in 1928.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Parks Roberts; two sons, George W. of Durham, N.C., and Thorn Roberts of Elizabeth; three brothers, George Paul Roberts of Anna Marie Island, Fla., and Walter and Roger, both of Elizabeth; one sister, Louise Roberts of Elizabeth; and one grandson.

Services were held at Pomroy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. A.K. Thomas officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Ravenna Record Courier," Ravenna Ohio June 20, 2007

JAMES L. ROBERTS

James L. Roberts, age 65, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2007. He was born April 26, 1942 in Grantsville, West Virginia, a son of the late Harry James and Martha (Betts) Roberts.

James attended Lake Brady United Methodist Church. He was a strong member of AA, an avid Golfer and a Little League Coach for years. He was also a past President of Brady Lake Lions Club and the PTA.

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years Charlene M. (Post) Roberts; son, Mitch (Marilyn) Roberts of Allison Park, PA; daughters Michelle (Greg) Seibert of Butler, PA, Michaelann (Matt) Lewis of Brimfield, Ohio, Me Me (Alan) Thomas of South Euclid, Ohio; and two brothers, Gary and Bernard. Fondly referred to as "Pap" by his nine beloved grandchildren, Aja, Leia, James, Jane, Riley, Peyton, Harrison, Trevor, and Chloe.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, from 5-8 p.m. at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, OH. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with the Pastor Jim Jensen officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Atwater Serenity Group, c/o Debbie Capper, 1405 Fairview Ave., Atwater, Ohio 44201

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2007

JOSHUA LEE ROBERTS

Joshua Lee Roberts, 22, of Millstone, West Virginia, passed away August 20, 2007.

He was born January 20, 1985 in Roane County and was a son of Kevin and LaChelle Roberts of Millstone and grandson of Robert Garrett of Millstone and the late Linda Garrett and Sue Roberts of Millstone and the late Gary Roberts. He was employed by Key Energy of Arnoldsburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Brooke Meredith of Dearin Georgia and 2 brothers, Coty and Cory Roberts of Millstone.

Services were held 1 p.m. Friday, August 24 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Shelly Mace officiating. Burial was in the Roberts Family Cemetery, Millstone.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 June 2009

REV. LORREN ROBERTS

Rev. Lorren F. Roberts, 83, of Kent, Ohio, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio.

He was born at Nobe, the son of the late Jesse and Violet Grim Roberts.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and had been a machinist for Morris Control, Hudson, Ohio. He had been pastoring at Blackhorse Baptist Church, Ravenna, since 1958. He recently celebrated 50 years in the ministry.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Betty Nicholas Roberts; four daughters, Jill Harn of Zanesville, Ohio, Dinah Roberts and Paula Shipp, both of Rootstown, Ohio, and Priscilla Atwood of Mantua, Ohio; one son, Loren D. Roberts of Kent; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margie Bunner of Parkersburg, Theda Deuley of Belpre and Nancy Yoak of Grantsville; and five brothers, Lorous, Charles, Glen and Eursel Roberts, all of Grantsville, and John Roberts of Ravenna.

Services were held at Blackhorse Baptist Church, with Rev. Jason Greene and Rev. Dallas Sanford officiating. Entombment was in Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2007

LUCY BLANCHE ROBERTS

Lucy Blanche Roberts, 83, of Reedsville, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Mellie and Inda Richards Parsons. She was a homemaker and a member of Reedsville Fellowship Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are three sons, Ronzel Roberts, Dale Roberts and Kenny Roberts; three daughters, Dian Bise, Loretta Smith and Tina Matheny; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brice Roberts; one son, Larry Roberts; two brothers; and three sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Rev. Russ Carson officiating. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery, Hockingport, Ohio. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

OPAL LUVELL ROBERTS

Opal Luvell Roberts, 75, of Grantsville, died Friday, Mar. 24, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Tunis F. and Opal McCartney Roberts. She was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, Denzil Roberts of Spencer, Ohio, Steve Roberts of Grantsville; three daughters, Sonja Ritter of Mobile, Ala., Phillis Deuley of LaGrange, Ohio, and Carol Kelley of Davisville; three brothers, Lynnolis Roberts and Lowell Roberts, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lonnie Roberts of Woodbridge, Va.; three sisters, Lila Hathaway Hodgens of Davisville, Lavaughn Erlewine of Grantsville and Betty Westfall of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 July 2007

SYLVIA ROBERTS

Sylvia Roberts, 84, of Worthington Manor, died Sunday, July 1, 2007.

She was the daughter of the late Elzie and Virginia Tingler. She attended Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Forest Roberts; two sons, Bob and wife Charlotte of Parkersburg and Forest, Jr., and wife Joyce of Grantsville; four granddaughters, Theresa Dorsey, Deborah Lockhart, Kimberly Cheesbrew and Kristy Boles; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Forest Tingler of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Goldie Chappell, and three brothers, Leonard, Paul and Harold Tingler.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at Stump funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 October 2000

ALLISON ROBINSON (Obituary from 1894)

Allison D. Robinson departed this life Oct. 23, 1894, aged 17 years, 7 months and 28 days. After a severe illness of about one week, he succumbed to the cruel had of death, crossing over the river from whence no traveler hath ever returned, telling his friends he was going home to heaven, requesting his parents and associates to meet him there. It is sad to think of one dying so young, but death is no respector of persons, and we can only exclaim in the language of the holy writ, "In the midst of life, we are in death." We can but say to sorrowing friends, "Weep not, though he be dead yet he shall live again."

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 November 2002

CLEO ROBINSON

Cleo D. Robinson, 77, of Weirton, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Weirton Medical Center.

He was born in Russett, the son of the late Homer and Maude Boon Robinson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Weirton Steel 25-Year Club. He retired from Weirton Steel after 28 years of service as turn foreman. He was a member of Halls Hunting Club and Jefferson Hunting Club, and Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland, and Trinity U.M. Men.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Elmadeen M. Fox Robinson; two sons, Richard Robinson of Walaka, Fla., and Ronald Robinson of Weirton; one daughter, Diana Vuiller of Weirton; one sister, Emogean Hartshorn of Grantsville; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Hays, Kail, Kenneth and Paul Robinson, and four sisters, Beulah Stump, Glena Kerby, Olilee Moyer and Evadean McElwee.

Services were held at Trinity U.M. Church, with Rev. Billy Ray Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - Friday, 05 Feb. 1965, pg 29

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Nobe Chapel Bapist Church for Mrs Elizabeth R. Robinson, 80, Nobe, Calhoun County, who died Wednesday evening in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 29, 1884 in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Sarah Weaver Roberts and was a member of the Nobe Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Anna Kerby, Nobe, Mrs Geraldine Kendall, Cleveland, O., and Mrs Geneva Simmons, Parkersburg; two sons, William Robinson, Parkersburg and Waitman Robinson, Nobe. Also surviving are two brothers, William and Randolph Roberts, both of Nobe, and one sister, Mrs. Dela Wilt of McFarlan; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The Rev. Loren Roberts will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Stump Funeral Home at Grantsville, where friends may call after noon today.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2003

EVA VIRGINIA ROBINSON

Eva Virginia Robinson, 83, of Nobe, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Andy and Mary West Kight. She was a homemaker and a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Virginia Metz of Grants­ville and Genevieve Davis of Nobe; three sons, Randolph and Melvin Robinson, both of Nobe, and Terry Robinson of Parkers-burg; five sisters, Betty Husk of Buckhannon, Edith Cogar of Ohio, Caroline Gardner of Morgantown, Bernice Cox of Youngstown, Ohio, and Hester Curry of Mt. Zion; and two brothers, Bob Kight of Akron, Ohio, and Mike Kight of Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Waitman Robin­son; one daughter, Lorraine Robinson; two brothers, Walter and Charlie Kight; and one granddaughter, Charlene Shuman.

Services were held at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2007

JERRY D. ROBINSON

Jerry D. "Squeek" Robinson, 66, of Tanner, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Tanner, the son of the late Opal Robinson Bee, and was raised by his grandparents, the late Harry and Mary Anna Deem Robinson. He worked in the oil and gas business. He had owned Jerry's Auto Parts, Glenville, and Robinson and Son Drilling Co., and had been a drilling and production supervisor for Royal Oil and Gas, Waco Oil & Gas and Ashland Oil & Gas, and retired from Key Oil & Gas. He was a member of Gilmer County Masonic Lodge and was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Marie Frashure Robinson, whom he married June 28, 1958; three daughters, Debra Lynn Adams of Troy, Kimberly Ann McCormick of Parkersburg and Beverly Kay Butcher of Jane Lew; one son, Jerry Dean Robinson II of Jane Lew; five grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Pritt of Canton, Ohio, and Sandra Stalnaker of Glenville; and one brother, Terry Bee of Glenville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Hardman, and one sister, Judith Cain.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial was in Rock Grove Cemetery, Linn

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 January 1981

KAIL W. ROBINSON

Kail W. Robinson, 58, of Brenton, Wyoming county, was dead on arrival Thursday, Dec. 25, [1980], at a Welch hospital after a short illness.

He was born at Russett, Calhoun county, on Feb. 28, 1922, a son of the late Homer and Maud Boone Robinson. He was a utility man for Consolidated Gas Supply Corp., at Brenton. He was a World War II Navy veteran and had lived in Brenton for 35 years.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Faye Grose Robinson; three sons, Mike, Jim, and Jerry, all of Brenton; a daughter, Miss Judy Robinson, at home; four brothers, Paul Robinson of Oceana, Kenneth Robinson of Grantsville, Hays and Cleo Robinson, both of Weirton; three sisters, Beulah Stump and Imogene Hartshorn, both of Grantsville and Evadean McElwee of Cleveland and two grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday, Dec. 28, [1980], at the Brenton Baptist church with the Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating and burial was in the Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 September 2002

LINDA SHARON ROBINSON

Linda Sharon Robinson of Nobe died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

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

No other information received.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2003

ROBERT ROBINSON

Robert R. Robinson, 79, of Tanner, died Friday, Apr. 11, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born on Frozen Run, the son of the late Gray and Holly Bailey Robinson. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving under Gen. George Patton and participating in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from General Motors in 1978.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Emogene "Jean" Newell Robinson; one daughter, Bobbi Jean Moss of Palestine; two granddaughters, Marcie Benslay of Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Mistie Davis of Morgantown; one great-grandson, Logan McBride Benslay; and one sister, Geneva Lawson of Arnoldsburg.

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

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2001

RUBY ROBINSON

Ruby Grace Robinson, 94, of Vienna, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Henry and Rena Greathouse Duncan. She was a member of Vienna Baptist Church for over 50 years and active with Win-A-Couple Sunday School class. She held two offices in the Women's Mission Society, organized Mariam Morning Circle, and served as one of the first deaconesses. She had been a den mother for Cub Scouts.

Surviving are one son, Emett L. Robinson of Vienna; one brother, Roy Duncan of California; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Robinson, in 1979; one son, Kenneth E. Robinson, in 1971; and one sister, Tressie Richards, in 1990.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Nathan Williams officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 11 June 2009

VICKI LYNN VANSCOY ROBINSON

Vicki Lynn VanScoy Robinson, 59, of Kenna, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at her home. She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Shelby McKnealin and Kathleen Margarite Whaley VanScoy.

She was a 1967 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a graduate of Mountain State Business College, Parkersburg. She was employed as an executive assistant for Charleston Area Medical Center.

Surviving are her husband, Lando Glenn Robinson, Jr.; one son, Matthew Glenn Robinson of Kingston Springs, Tenn.; and one daughter, Lori Danielle Robinson McKee of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Kay Linville.

Services were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 August 2002

AMANDA LYNN ROGERS

Amanda Lynn Rogers, 26, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002.

She was head manager of Grantsville Foodland and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Glenville.

Surviving are her mother, Rosetta Rogers of Grantsville; her birth father, Robert Rogers of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Phillip Rogers of Grantsville and Bobby Rogers of Akron; two sisters, Jessica Rogers and Becky Rogers, both of Akron; aunts, Ginger Smith of Grantsville and Shirly Langford of Weston; cousins, Randy Smith of Grantsville and Jim Vannoy of Weston; one nephew; two nieces; and her fiancée, Chad Cunningham of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her father, Shirley R. (Roy) Rogers.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

ARLEN ROGERS

Arlen Rogers, 71, of Gassaway, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born at Arcola, Webster County, the son of the late Kenneth and Jane Rogers. He was retired from Aluminum Smelting Corp., Painesville, Ohio.

Surviving are four sons, Arlen Rogers, Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio, Jim Rogers of Medina, Ohio, Keith Rogers of Brunswick, Ohio, and Ray Rogers of Burnsville; two daughters, Judy Rogers of Cleveland and Maxine Eschelbacher of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Norval Rogers of Painesville and Rome Rogers of Morgantown; four sisters, Mina Dobbins of Frametown, Betty Radabaugh and Ellen Burdette, both of Parkersburg, and Etta Radabaugh of Flatwoods; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

CHARLES CLINTON ROGERS

Charles Clinton Rogers, 44, of Spencer, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, as a result of an accident.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Gilbert A. and Etta Copen Rogers. He was employed by Spencer Veneering Co.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Rogers, Jr., of Huttonsville, Joshua Rogers of Spencer and Jeromy of Creston, Ohio; three brothers, Melton Ater of Nebo, Ray Rogers of Left Hand and Jerry Rogers of Wadsworth, Ohio; and four sisters, Anna Jean Mollohan of Nebo, Gertrude Workman of Rittman, Ohio, Janet Rogers of Sterling, Ohio, and Geneva Anderson of Grantsville.

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

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Moore Fork Cemetery, Ivydale. Visitation at the funeral home is one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 March 2009

DELPHIA GAY ROGERS

Delphia Gay Rogers, 89, of Harrisville, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Parkersburg.

She was born on Bear Run, near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Ascoe and Dora Cottrill Nicholas.

She was a homemaker and Jehovah's Witness.

Surviving are five daughters, Jo Gill of Clarksburg, Jean Lane of Parkersburg, and Leona "Kokomo" Stull, Mary "Katie" Goff and Jane Rogers, all of Harrisville; 34 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Rogers; one son, Robert J. Rogers; one daughter, Judith Ann Baker; three brothers; one sister; and one grandchild.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery, near Smithville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 April 2002

DORIS JANE ROGERS

Doris Jane Rogers, 80, of Orma, died Saturday, Apr. 20, 2002, at her home.

She was an active member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Charleston, and a retired officer of WVRC, Star Communications, Inc., Spencer.

Surviving are her husband, Gordon Rogers; one daughter, Diane Zdanek of Spencer; two sons, Jeffrey Rogers of Hagerstown, Md., and Bruce Rogers of Waldwick, N.J.; one sister, Margaret E. Kehler of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements for a memorial service were to be announced later.

Those wishing to send contributions in her memory may send them to First Church of Christ, Scientist, P.O. Box 664, Charleston, WV 253 23-0664

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2007

DELORES JEAN ROGERS

Delores Jean Rogers, 59, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born on Frozen Run, Calhoun County, the daughter of Florence Rogers and the late Cecil C. Rogers. She attended the West Brook Day Program, Spencer, and Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are four sisters, Virginia Bower of Davisville, Ruby Harkness of Parkersburg, Pamela Garrett of Mt. Zion, and Jo Ann Rogers of Grantsville; three brothers, Darrell Rogers of North Benton, Ohio, Delmas Rogers of Big Springs, and Franklin Rogers of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil C. Rogers in 1995.

Services were held Saturday, Dec. 8 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2008

FLORENCE IRENE ROGERS

Florence Irene Rogers, 76, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Big Run, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Nellie Sampson. She attended Five Forks Community Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters, Virginia Bower of Davisville, Ruby Harkness of Parkersburg, Pamela Garrett of Mt. Zion and Jo Ann Rogers of Grantsville; three sons, Darrell Rogers of North Benton, Ohio, Delmas Rogers of Big Springs and Franklin Rogers of Grantsville; two brothers, Delmer Sampson and George Sampson, both of Massillon, Ohio; one sister, Wanetta Rogers of Massillon; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and special pets, Midnight and Precious.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil C. Rogers on Jan. 2, 1995; one daughter, Deloris J. Rogers on Dec. 5, 2007; and three brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2006

GEORGE DALE ROGERS

George Dale Rogers, 63, of Orma, died Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2006, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Aspinwall, Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late William and Gae Mollohan Rogers. He retired from Acousti Engineering of Florida in 2002 and returned to Calhoun County.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Morehead Rogers of Orma; one son, Billie of Orma; two step-sons, Ronald of Cape Coral, Fla., and Robert of N. Ft. Myers, Fla.; two step-daughters, Cindy Moats of Spencer and Gayle of Canton, Ohio; one sister, Geneva of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, H. Gail Rogers and James E. Rogers, both of Pennsboro; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 December 2007

GORDON ROGERS

Gordon Rogers, 82, of Orma, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, in Spencer.

He was born in Ridgefield Park, N.J., the son of the late Chester Newton and Renee Myers Rogers. He was retired president and co-owner of Star Communications, Inc., dba WVRC radio, Spencer. He was a graduate of Rutgers University, an Army veteran of World War II and member of First Church of Christ Scientist, Charleston.

Surviving are one daughter, Diane I. Zdanek of Spencer; two sons, Jeffrey G. Rogers of Hagerstown, Md., and Bruce H. Rogers of Waldwick, N.J.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jane Buck Rogers.

He was cremated. Memorial service will be held later.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2007

JIMMY RAY ROGERS

Jimmie Ray Rogers, 70, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was the son of Claud and Clara Cottrell Rogers. He was born March 30, 1937. He was a member of the Frozen Run Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jacqueline Pearson Rogers; three sons, David Rogers of Spencer, Earl Rogers of Forestville, Md, and Tracy Tibbs of Landing, Md; two daughters, Patricia Thornberry and Anna Wade both of Bowie, Md. three sisters, Maxine McCumbers of Orma, and Shirley Collins and Erma Collins both of Marion, Va; three brothers, Nelson Rogers of Shock, Robert Rogers of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Basil Rogers of Warren, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg with Rev. Carl Marks officiating and burial in Cottrell Cemetery, Frozen Run. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 May 2004

JOHN ROGERS

John R. Rogers, 61, of Mooresville, N.C., died Thursday, Apr. 29, 2004, at Carolinas Medical Center.

He was born in Barberton, Ohio, the son of the late Emery "Pete" and Lorraine "Brooke" Riddel Rogers of Grantsville. He retired as a self-employed electrical contractor.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Judy Constance Browning Rogers; three children, Kimberly Butler, Melinda Smith and John Wesley Rogers, all of Mooresville; six grandchildren; one brother, Sam Rogers of Falls Church, Va.; and one sister, Pamela Morgan of Blythewood, S.C.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 February 2006

MARIE GRACE ROGERS

Marie Grace Rogers, 75, of Sand Fork, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at her residence.

She was born on Lynch Run, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Opha Lee and Katherine Campbell Keith. She retired from Waco Oil & Gas with 21 years of service. She was a member of Little Kanawha Independent Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Beverly Morford and husband Jim of Grantsville; four grandchildren, Monica Haley of Ocean-side, Calif., Jessica Shuff of Glenville, and Scott and Lucas Morford of Grantsville; five great-grandchildren, Kylie and Trey Shuff and Cole, Gunner and Ty Haley; one sister, Goldie Frashure of Linn; and two brothers, Lawrence Keith of Stouts Mills and Jesse Asa Keith of Sand Ridge.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Katherine Triplett in 2000; a set of infant twin sons, Alfred and Arnold; four sisters, Eula Mae Parker, Helen Greener, Lena Keith and Ruby Keith; and two brothers, Opha Lee Keith, Jr. and Orville Lee Keith.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will be in Hiney Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2007

RUTH EMOGEAN ROGERS

Ruth Emojean Rogers, 68, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Munday, the daughter of the late James J. and Clara M. Kelley. She had worked at Public Debt. She was a homemaker and member of Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, George G. Rogers; two sons, Greg of Washington and Tim of St. Marys; four grand-children; six sisters, Louise Ayers of Elizabeth, Elouise Bonar of Central, Betty Boice of Parkersburg, Leona Pettit of Glenville, Madilene Yoak of Grantsville and Sue Pepper of Munday; and one brother, Paul Kelley of Munday.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Kelley and Don Kelley.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 December 2005

VIRGIL R. ROGERS

Virgil R. Rogers, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at his home in Kent, Ohio.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Bill and Iva Rogers. He served in the U.S. Army 109 49th engineer in Europe from Jan. 1, 1943 to Jan. 25, 1946, and was a reservist for three years. He spent most of his life in the Akron area and worked for Goodyear Rubber Factory and was a painting contractor. He retired as a maintenance worker from First Merit Bank.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Deloris; one sister, Virginia Risser; five sisters-in-law, Marguerite Zatik, Oleta Ferrell, Leona Yoak, Joan Jones and Lenore Jones; one brother-in-law and his wife, Jim and Brenda Jones; several nieces, nephews and friends; and his very special furry friends, Pee Wee and Sammy.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilfred Davis and "Dot" Swisher; and one brother, Billy Rogers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home; Grantsville, with Rev. C.W. McDonald officiating, assisted by Rev. Greg Swisher, nephew.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 June 2009

ERIC JOSEPH ROMAGE

Eric Joseph "Sleepy" Romage, 28, of Annamoriah, died Sunday, May 24, 2009.

He was the son of Beth Anne and Hugh Alltop of Annamoriah and Victor and Maggie Romage of Spencer.

Surviving in addition to his parents are twin brother, Joshua Romage; two step-brothers, Jeremy and Jerod Alltop; maternal grandmother, Jean Stalnaker; paternal grandmother, Helen Romage; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandfathers, William A. Stalnaker and Vic Romage.

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

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkerburg News - Thursday May 28, 2009

Eric Joseph Romage, 28, of Annamoriah, W.Va. departed this life, Sunday May 24, 2009.

Eric "Sleepy" was artistic . witty, and an avid hunter. He enjoyed the outdoors and being with his friends and family. Eric will be greaty missed by all who knew and loved him. He was born Sept. 21, 1980, the son of Beth Anne and Hugh Alltop of Annamoriah and Victor and Maggie Romage of Spencer. In addition to his parents, Eric leaves behind a twin brother, Joshua Romage; future sister in law, Rachel Frame; two stepbrothers, Jeremy and Jerod Alltop. he is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Jean Stalnaker; paternal grandmother, Helen Romage; and mny loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Eric was peceded in death by his papaw Wm. A. Stalnaker; and Grandpa Viv Romage.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville. Interment will be in the Big Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 April 2005

ARCHIE JUNIOR ROSE

Archie Junior Rose, 70, of Munday, died Monday, Apr. 4, 2005, as the result of a boating accident.

He was born at Industry, the son of the late Archie Jefferson and Dora Ruth Bell Rose. He retired from Performed Line Product Co., Cleveland, after 20 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Barbara Ruth Mraz Rose; one son, Terry Rose and wife Donna of Munday; four daughters, Debbie Hammons and husband Gary of Grantsville, Sherry Rose and fiance Howard Nestor of Palestine, Lorain Cremeans and husband Danny of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Patty Davis and companion Jason Taylor of Annamoriah; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Alfred “Buck” Rose of Munday; and one sister, Edith Mills of Brohard.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elodean Prather and Susie Rose.

Services were held at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Jimmy McIntyre officiating. Burial was in Belt Cemetery, Industry.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2006

ELMA MARIE ROSE

Elma Marie Rose, 78, of Munday, died Friday, Mar. 10, 2006, at Parkersburg.

She was born in Mellin, the daughter of the late Samuel R. and Opal Blanche Haught Lynch. She was a member of Hartley Church of Christ, Brohard. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Cathy Cheuvront of Elizabeth and Nancy Hornbeck of Parkersburg; one step-son, Ronnie Rose of Parkersburg; two brothers, Richard Lynch of Waverly and Ed Lynch of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; and five great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Rose, and her twin sister, Erma Freed.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Eugene Conger officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2006

LELIA FAY ROSE

Lelia Hathaway Fay Rose, 85, of Covington, Ky., died Wednesday; May 17, 2006, at St. Elizabeth's South Hospital, Covington.

She was born in Grantsville, the eldest daughter of Oral C. Hathaway and Grace Miller Hathaway. She graduated from Calhoun County High School, received a BA degree from Marshall College in physical education and a Masters degree from West Virginia University in social work. After graduating from Marshall, she joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Diane Fay of Coving­ton, with whom she lived, and Kathleen Reynolds of Middletown, Ohio; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six sisters.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher officiating, Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2000

LENA ROSS

Lena E. Ross, 88, of Coshocton, Ohio, died Saturday, May 13, in Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County.

Surviving are two nieces, Ruby F. Casto of Spencer and Patricia Buffington of Chesapeake; three grandsons; and five grand-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Ross; one son, John E. "Jackie" Stone; and one sister, Dollie Walker.

Graveside services were held at Plainfield Cemetery, Coshocton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 March 2006

NORMA EMOLENE ROSE

Norma Emolene Rose, 67, of Rosedale, died Thursday, Mar. 16, 2006.

She was born at Perkins, the daughter of the late Lele and Jennie Dobbins. She was a member 'of Crooked Fork Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Elder George Rose; one son, Lele Rose of Rosedale; three daughters, Jenny Putnam of Augusta, Mont., and Tresha Cottrill and Julie Dobbins, both of Rosedale; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Delvin Dobbins of Perkins and Melvin Dobbins and Elvin Dobbins, both of Oberlin, Ohio; and four sisters, Evelyn Gum, Evelene Rexroad and Wavelene Jenkins, all of Gassaway, and Josephine Bums of Wellington, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Leary Vanhorn and Elder Robert Woods officiating. Burial was in Crooked Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 May 2005

OPAL JEAN ROSS

Opal Jean Ross, 91, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

She was the daughter of the late James Coral and Belva Jane Hosey Williams.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Ross, and four brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2010

JAMES ALLEN RUSH

James Allen Rush, 77, of Frametown, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at his son’s home in Frametown.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Zella Marie Murphy and the late James Rush.

Surviving in addition to his mother are four sons, Allen Junior Rush, Roger Dale Rush, Robert Dean Rush and Chris Rush; one daughter, Sandra Kay Jenkins; five brothers, Paul Leonard “Abe” Rush, Shirley Orville Rush, Earnest Wilson Rush, Scottie “Junior” Rush and Charles Robert Rush; and eight sisters, Phyllis “Big Sis” Cottrell, Goldie Mae Green, Opal Gay Horsley, Vina “Sue” Rush, Mina “Lou” Rogers, Helen Rogers, Gladys Roupe and Nelsie Juanita Rush.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Lee Rush, and one brother, Okie Everette Rush.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Timothy Oakes officiating. Burial was in Witt Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 October 2009

JOEL ROWH

Joel M. Rowh, 64, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Rev. Harley and Nelvia Rowh. He retired as a machinist for Babcock & Wilcox after 36 years of service. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Faye; one son, Greg of Akron; one sister, Donna Hickman of Clinton, Ohio; and many friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Rowh. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Hopkins Lawver Akron Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, with Pastor Dale R. Gharky officiating, and burial in Hillside Memorial Park. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 January 2009

MELLODY LYNN RUSH

Mellody Lynn Rush, 32, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.

She was the daughter of Marjorie Wolf of Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Kimberly Rush and Autumn Rush, both of Minnora; one son, Roman Rush of Minnora; one sister, Sandra Parsons of Grantsville; and one brother, Tommy Thornton of Virginia.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 August 2004

AMY ROSE RUSSELL

Amy Rose Russell, 77, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Albert Francis and Nora Jane Snider Burrows. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, John R. Russell; one son, John A. Russell of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Evelyn S. Stephens of Washington; one brother, Chester H. Burrows of Akron, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Nona Esther Burrows.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Sharon West officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 January 2009

GEORGE RUTHERFORD

George L. Rutherford, 72, of Spencer, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Newton, N.C.

He was born at Mullens, the son of the late Ralph and Mabel Claire Alderman Rutherford.

He was a retired mechanical engineer for O. Ames Co. with 33 years of service. After retirement, he worked as a volunteer for American Red Cross and Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Jearldine; two daughters, Kelly Norman of Crestwood, Ken., and Tracy Bostic of Berkeley Springs; and four grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


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