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"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/5/1996

THOMAS O. SAGLE

Thomas O. Sagle, 62, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, a son of the late Charles W. and Jeanette Deavers Grubb. He was an auto mechanic at Smith's Exxon, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Rosetta Carder Sagle; two sons, Charles L.R. Sagle of Grantsville and Thomas Sagle, Jr., of Parkersburg; and one cousin, Donald Deavers of Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/3/1994

MILDRED BUSH SALOMONE

Mildred Bush Salomone of Edgewater, Md., died of a heart condition, Nov. 14, 1993, at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Born in Minnora, she attended high school and business college and worked for the Treasury Dept. in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

A homemaker, she was a charter member of Loch Haven Garden Club, an active golfer and club chairperson at Annapolis Golf and Country Club. She was also a member of Cypress Creek Country Club, Boynton Beach. She also enjoyed painting oils and was a member of Arts Club of Boynton.

Surviving are her husband, Jules Salomone; one stepdaughter, Joan Slater of Arlington, Va.; one stepson, William Salomone of Carlisle, Pa.; four step-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Propst of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and a brother, Donald Bush of Grantsville. No formal services were held.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/20/1994

ASTIN PAUL SAMPSON

Astin Paul Sampson, 43, of Orma, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1994, at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Mary E. Lambert Sampson of Massillon, Ohio, and the late George Sampson. He was employed by Ronald Lane Pipeline Construction Co., Arnoldsburg. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Janetta Cummings Sampson; one stepdaughter, Lynn Hicks of Orma; two stepsons, Michael Hicks of Millstone and Timothy Hicks of Orma; four sisters, Carol Majors of Elyria, Ohio, Margaret McClain and Jean Sampson, both of Massillon, and Lois Fink of Canton; and one stepgrandaughter.

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

Services were held by Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/14/1994

BERNICE SAMPSON

Bernice Sampson, 72, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, April 5, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Ferrell and Jossie Kerby Sampson. She had retired from the housekeeping department of Calhoun General Hospital.

Surviving are one son, Lyle Sampson of Mineral Wells; four daughters, Barbara Dobbins of Cleveland, Joanne Brannon, Beverly Ford and Sharon Stump, all of Grantsville; one brother, Leon Sampson of Grantsville; five sisters, Jean Plant and Katheryn Baker, both of Grantsville, Ullinee Falb and Ettalean Kerby, both of Mt. Zion, and Rose Husk of Vienna; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roma E. Sampson, in 1988; two infant sons; two brothers; and five sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 September 1999

CECIL SAMPSON

Cecil R. Sampson, 84, of Massillon, Ohio, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie G. Booher Sampson; one daughter, Wanetta Rogers; three sons, Delmar, Wesley and George Sampson; three sisters, Stella Tanner, Mary Starcher and Lorine Stanley; five brothers, Elmer, Virgil, Robert, Harold and Russell Sampson; 30 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, William and Bernard Sampson; one sister, Lida Butler; and three brothers, George, Roscoe and Andy Sampson.

Services were held at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, Massillon, with Dr. Mark Jacobs officiating. Burial was in Massillon Cemetery. - Tombstone Photo

(Larry Heffner)


DONALD RAY SAMPSON

Donald Ray Sampson, 63, of St. Albans died Feb. 22, 1999, at home.

He was a retired diesel mechanic from Rish Equipment Co. and a lifelong resident of St. Albans.

Surviving: wife, Louise Sampson; son, Joe of St. Albans; mother, Velma Sampson of St. Albans; sisters, Irene Nutter of Mesa, Ariz., Betty White of St. Albans, Mae Marshall of Cincinnati, Marie Williams of Gaston, Ky.; brothers, Dorsey of Mocksville, N.C., Robert "Bud" of St. Albans; five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Tammy Burch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/8/1995

ESTEL SAMPSON

Estel Sampson, 81, of Coolville, died Friday, June 2, 1995, at Arcadia Nursing Center, Coolville.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, a daughter of the late Columbus and Jane Santey Groggs. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Rick Sampson of Coolville; five daughters, Gladys Barton and Ida Mae Spradlin of Coolville, Marjorie Benedum of Reedsville, Ohio, Anna Weekley of Guysville, Ohio, and Carolyn C. Smith of Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters, Ida Camp and Beulah Cole, both of Akron, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hurdle Sampson; two sons, Daris Sampson and David Sampson; one sister, Ermel Rogers; two brothers, Lee Groggs and Ora Groggs; one grand-daughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at White Funeral Home, Coolville, with Rev. Cecil Morrison officiating. Burial was in Eden Cemetery, Reedsville. - Tombstone Photo

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 February 2000

HOMER SAMPSON

Homer R. Sampson, 92, of Shock, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000 at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Hicks Sampson. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and had taught music throughout West Central West Virginia. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He and his wife founded and built Community Christ Church, Shock.

Surviving are his wife, Meda Brady Sampson; two daughters, Melissa Sampson of Florida and Kelly Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio; five foster sons, Dale Lott of Gastonia, N.C., Ronnie Lott of Florida, Leroy Fitch of Georgia, Buck Groves of Akron, Ohio, and Art Fitch of Charleston; two foster daughters, Betty Fitch of Morgantown and Thelma Wagoner of Missouri; and one brother, David Sampson of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Callie Duncan, Hallie Rider, Lougene Knopp and Ocie King; two brothers, Harvey Sampson and Clyde Sampson; three half-sisters, Luveme White, Lyda Tanner and Josie Murphy; and two half-brothers, Andy Sampson and Bill Sampson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Parkersburg News" - Sunday, June 23, 1974

Coolville, Ohio ---

Hurdle D. Sampson, 76 of Coolville, RT. 2, died yesterday morning at the Veterans Memorial Hospital, Pomeroy, O., following an extended illness.

Born in W.VA., the son of the late Marshal and Anna Butler Sampson, he was an Army veteran of World War 1, a former coal miner and construction worker, and he attended the Cannan Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Estel Groggs Sampson; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys Barton of Coolville, Mrs. Charles Weekley of Guysville, O., Mrs. Frances Benedum of Reedsville, O., Mrs. Robert Spradlin of Prestonsburg, KY., and Mrs. Herschel Smith of Mansfield, O., A son, Ricky at home; three brothers, Grealey of Chloe, Harley of Spencer, and Carl of Minnora; a sister Mrs. Cora Metz of Canton, O.; 20 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were two sons and a brother.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at White Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery, Reedsville. - Tombstone Photo

Friends may call after noon today

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KENNETH SAMPSON

3/6/1997

Kenneth Dewain Sampson, 54, of Peniel, died Saturday, Mar. 1, 1997.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Wilburn and Vergie Husk Sampson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam War and was a mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Delia Milhoan Sampson; one daughter, Carolyn Wheeler of Ripley; two sons, Donald Sampson of Peniel and Kenneth Lee Sampson of Gay; and one granddaughter, Jessica Wheeler of Ripley.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/31/1995

MARY SAMPSON

Mary Sampson, 82, of Massillon, Ohio, formerly of Orma, died Monday, Aug. 21, 1995, at Massillon Community Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late James and Anna Fleming Lambert. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Carol Marjorias of Elyria, Ohio, and Jean Sampson and Margaret McClain, both of Massillon; one sister, Fern Lambert of Akron; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters and two sons.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Fleming Cemetery, Orma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARY SAMPSON

5/6/1999

Mary E. "Peggy" Sampson, 82, of Spencer, died Thursday, Apr. 29, 1999, in Spencer.

Surviving are her companion, Virgil W. Sampson of Arnolds-burg; two daughters, Zorita Watson of Ravenswood and Mary Jo Sinnett of Spencer; and five grandchildren, John G. Ellison, Aaron and Andy Watson, Bruce Boggs and Brenda Fisher.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/10/1996

MARY L. SAMPSON

Mary Leona Sampson, 76, of Grantsville, formerly of Rosedale, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 1996, at her daughter's residence, Garretsville, Ohio.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late French and Anna Crihfield McCumbers. She was a homemaker and attended Elmira Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Dolores Brady of Garretsville, Darlene Whistle of Cincinnati and Dorothy Lewis of Williamsburg, Ohio; three sons, Roger Sampson, Lesley Sampson and Rick Sampson, all of Cincinnati; one sister, Cleo Miller of Rosedale; two brothers, Stanley McCumbers of Baltimore, Md., and Dennis McCumbers of Parkersburg; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, David L. Sampson and Dennis W. Sampson; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mark Gerwig officiating. Burial was in Mount Run Cemetery near Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/16/1996

ORAL G. SAMPSON

Oral G. "Hoot" Sampson, 81, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, May 8, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Leroy and Bell Marks Sampson. He was retired from the W.Va. Dept. of Highways in Gilmer County and was a former carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby H. Sampson; three sons, Otis Sampson of Sterling, Ohio, Kenneth Sampson of Millstone and Willard Sampson of St. Marys; two daughters, Ellen Coen of Barberton, Ohio, and Mary West of Sand Ridge; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - April 29, 1999

RALPH "Otmer" SAMPSON

Rev. Ralph "Otmer" Sampson, Jr., DD., 74, of Hockingport, Ohio, died Tuesday, Apr. 20, 1999, at Selby General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ralph and Emma Craddock Sampson, Sr. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in France, Belgium, and Germany. He received a doctor of divinity degree from Burke Bible College, Burke, Ky., in 1977. He was associate pastor of Faith Chapel Community Church, chaplain of American Legion Post 13, Belpre, and lifetime member of DAV, W. Va. chapter 6, along with VFW Post 5108, Marietta.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Edith Roach Sampson; one daughter, Brenda Joyce Sampson of Marietta; five sisters, Thelma Roach of Belpre, Lelah L. Starcher of Rittman, Velta Starcher of Ripley, Bessie Nutter of Fleming and Nina Mae Saunders of South Carolina; two grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ernest, Cyrus, Holly, and Frank Sampson; and two sisters, Vivian Sampson and Alta Starcher.

Services were held at White-Moquin Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Wilbert Lowe officiating. Burial was in Decatur Cemetery, Little Hocking, Ohio, with military graveside services by VFW Post 5108. Tombstone Photo

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RILEIGH LYNN-GRACE SAMPSON

4/15/1999

Rileigh Lynn-Grace Sampson, infant daughter of Bill and Wendy Sampson of Ypsilanti, Mich., died Sunday, Apr. 4, 1999, at birth.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Jaron Sampson of Millstone and Brandon Sampson of Ypsilanti; and paternal grandparents, Harold Sampson of Arnoldsburg and Clarence and Doris Dunlap of Ypsilanti.

Burial was in St. Johns Cemetery, Ypsilanti.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RUBY H. SAMPSON

11/13/1997

Ruby H. Sampson, 75, of St. Marys, formerly of Sand Ridge, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William D. and Nellie Groves Dillon. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and Kenny Shoe Co., Glenville.

Surviving are three sons, Willard Sampson of St. Marys, Otis Sampson of Clayton, S.C., and Kenneth Sampson of Millstone; two daughters, Ellen Coen of Barberton, Ohio, and Mary West of Sand Ridge; two brothers, William D. Dillon of Barberton and J.B. "Sam" Dillon of Sand Ridge; one sister, Greta Crawford of Sand Ridge; one half-brother, John Dillon of Arnoldsburg; 14 grand-children; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral "Hoot" Sampson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SHERMAN SAMPSON, SR

1/28/1999

Sherman J. Sampson, Sr., 61, of Barberton, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, in Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ford and Ida McCune Sampson. He was retired from Sparton Enterprises, Ohio.

Surviving are two sons, Sherman J. Sampson, Jr., of Marshallville, Ohio, and Steven Sampson of Orrville, Ohio; two daughters, Sherry Plank of Bristol, Ind., and Pamela Griffin of Marshallville; and 12 grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Danny Whited officiating. Burial was in Rick Falls Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

G. GERALDINE SANDY

4/9/1998

G. Geraldine Dye Sandy, 70, of Parkersburg, formerly of Big Springs, died Saturday, Apr. 4, 1998, at the home of Charles and Edna Clegg of Parkersburg, where she resided. She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Caroline Richards Dye. She attended Beech Valley U.M. Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are one uncle, Glen Dye, and three aunts, Dorothy Dye, Sarah Harris and Betty Dye. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Sandy.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Big Springs Cemetery, Big Springs. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - February 12, 1997

IVALEAN SANFORD

Ivalean Sanford, 72, of McWhorter, Harrison County, died Feb. 9, 1997, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, was a homemaker and Methodist.

Surviving: husband, William Sanford sons, Jimmy Richards and Johnny Lee Richards, both of Jane Lew, John Robert Richards of Ontario, Ohio daughter, Shirley Jenkins of Jane Lew brother, Golden "Bud" Bennett of Clarksburg sister, Elenora Mills of Akron, Ohio half sister, Geneva Husk of Grantsville several grandchildren and great- Grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, with the Rev. Ronald Brown officiating. Burial will be in Sassafras Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/11/1994

DAVID D. SAUNDERS, SR. He was born in Big Bend, a son of the late Howard and Nona Lewis Saunders. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former carpenter. He attended Brooksville Baptist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are four daughters, Cathy Douthitt, Veronica Kirkpatrick and Sabrina Saunders, all of Marietta, and Betty Seevers of Reno; three sons, Duane Saunders of Newport, Brian Saunders of Beverly, and Darin Saunders of Marietta; one sister, Erma Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GEORGE SAURBORNE

6/3/1999

George P. Saurborne, 101, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 24, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Samuel Wise and Hattie Margaret Blankenship Saurborne. He was a teacher in Calhoun and Wirt County schools for seven years before moving to Parkersburg and teaching in Wood County schools for six years. He entered the U.S. Railway Mail Service in 1930 and was assigned to Quinnimont in 1935. He was transferred to Huntington in 1941. At various times he enjoyed woodworking, making jewelry, gardening and raising flowers. He also managed a winning semi-pro baseball team while living in Quinnimont. In 1993, he began writing poetry. Several of his 100 poems were published in The Hillbilly and The Calhoun Chronicle.

Surviving are one son, George Saurborne, Jr., of Huntington; one daughter, Harriet "Dolly" Rigney of Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grand-children; and two step-daughters, Trudy Schaughency of Parkers-burg and Ruth Andrews of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Essie Dalrymple Saurborne, in 1921; his second wife, Garnett Nichols Saurborne, in 1956; and his third wife, Lillian Andrews Saurborne, in 1999.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Bob Rose officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 1999

LILLIAN SAURBORNE

Lillian I. Andrews Saurborne, 89, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Apr. 19, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Daniel and Ottle Jones Floyd. She was a member of North Parkersburg Congregation of Jehovah's Witness Church and was retired from Dils Brother Dept. Store after 18 years of service.

Surviving are her husband of 24 years, George P. Saurborne; two daughters, Trudie Schaughency of Parkersburg and Ruth Andrews of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one step- daughter, Harriett Rigney of Baltimore, Md.; one step-son, George P. Saurborne, Jr., of Huntington; two grandsons; and several step-grandchildren and step-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry E. Andrews in 1963; one sister and one brother.

Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Glen Whitlatch officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation is Thursday, noon to 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3901 Briscoe Road, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ATHA SAYRE

4/1/1999

Atha L. Collins Sayre, 85, of Springfield, Ohio, died Monday, Mar. 1, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Avon Park, Fla.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Harley Benton and Ruth Stump Collins.

She moved to Springfield in 1951 and became the owner of Powder Box Beauty Salon.

Surviving are three daughters, Ellouise Smith Pritchett of Washington state; Blenda Smith George of Kentucky and Anita Smith Heath of Indiana; two step-sons, Robert "Nick" Sayre of California and William Sayre of Springfield; four sisters, Hazel Knotts of Stumptown, Eva Knotts of Springfield, Zella Leitch of Hinckley, Ohio, and Ethel Brown of Springfield; and grand-children, step-grandchildren, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Bert F. Sayre on Nov. 22, 1998; one daughter, Erma Smith Hayes; one sister, Olive Sanger; and one brother, Elbert "Buck" Collins. Memorial services were held at Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home, Springfield.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDNA SCHARTIGER

3/11/1999

Edna E. Schartiger, 92, of Concord, N.C., died Friday, Mar. 5, 1999, in Concord.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jasper and Rose Stevens Elliott. She was a retired Calhoun County elementary school teacher with 32 years of service. She was the oldest member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and was a member of Rebekah Lodge #52, Grantsville, and American Legion Auxiliary, Victor Hamilton Post, Grantsville, and former member of Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville.

Surviving are two step-daughters, Evalena Starcher of Concord and Barbara Mace of Spencer; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roscoe Parsons, and her second husband, Clayton Schartiger, and two brothers, Walter and Harold Elliott.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Mt. Zion U.M. Church, with Rev. Brad McBee officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation hours included one hour prior to services at the church.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/25/1996

STELLA M. SCHARTIGER

Stella May Schartiger, 78, of Shock, died Friday, July 19, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John W. and Zanna Tucker Lawson. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving are six sons, Arden Schartiger of Canton, Ohio, Ted Schartiger of Massillon, Ohio, Eule Schartiger of Shreve, Ohio, Kenneth Schartiger of Brewster, Ohio, Danny Schartiger of Arnoldsburg and Rodney Schartiger of Shock; two daughters, June Miller and Janet Hastewell, both of Shock; two brothers, Ray Lawson of Massillon and Denzil Lawson of Brewster; four sisters, Minnie Robinson of Harrisville, Cleo Newell of Orma, Zella Boone of Massillon and Helen Cottrill of Newberry, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Schartiger.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/29/1995

RUTH McCARTNEY SCHIFFBAUER

Ruth McCartney Schiffbauer, 62, of Morgantown, died Sunday, June 25, 1995, at her residence.

She was born in Monongalia County, daughter of the late Loyd and Georgie Stump McCartney. She was a retired cook at Ridgedale School with 23 years of service. She was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church of Calhoun County.

She is survived by three sons, Donald Schiffbauer, Tim Schiffbauer and Terry Schiffbauer, all of Morgantown; three daughters, Wanda Sue George, Cindy Sue Helmick and Sandra Jean Judy, all of Morgantown; three brothers, Frank McCartney, Foster McCartney and Eugene McCartney, all of Morgantown; five sisters, Mary Daugherty of Pt. Marion, Pa., Edith Saylor and Emily Petrich, both of Morgantown, Carolyn Mathew of Arthurdale, and Linda McFadden of Gans, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several cousins in Calhoun County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Schiffbauer, in 1988, and one sister, Emma Jean Schiffbauer.

Services are scheduled on Thursday, 11 a.m., at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel of Prayer, with Rev. Dr. Stacy Groscup officiating, and burial in Lawnwood Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

CHARLES F. SCHMIDT

Charles F. Schmidt, 87, of Glenville, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston, after an extended illness.

He was born in Hamstead, N.Y., a son of the late John and Elizabeth Schmidt. He was a former maintenance man and a member of Glenville Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Schuchardt Schmidt; one son, Charles F. Schmidt, Jr., of Burnsville; and one sister, Elizabeth Godshall of Millville, N.J.

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

Services were held at Glenville Church of God, with Rev. Ronnie Besson officiating. Burial was in Cedarville Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


EDRA SCHMIDT

9/17/98

Edra L. Schmidt, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Edward Hospital, Naperville, Ill.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Virgil and Florence Weinrich Snider. She was a 1941 graduate of Calhoun County High School and moved to Naperville in 1953. She was a 4-H leader and assisted at the DuPage County Fair for many years. She was a member of the Alliance of the Mentally Ill of DuPage County. She was an Avon representative for 22 years and a member of Bethany Lutheran Church since 1953.

Surviving are her husband, Waldemar "Wally" Schmidt of Naperville; two sons, Harlan Schmidt of Lombard and Charles Schmidt of Naperville; two daughters, Walena Schmidt of Naperville and Florence Landorf of Warrenville; five grandchildren; one brother, William Snider of Cleveland; and three sisters, Mable Strnad of Cleveland, and Florence Matyas and Leona Milanko, both of Brunswick, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lewis Snider, and two sisters, Addie Richards and Rosemary Thompson.

Services were held at Bethany Lutheran Church, Naperville. Burial was in Wheatland Cemetery, Naperville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RUFUS SCHOOLCRAFT

2/13/1997

Rufus L. Schoolcraft, 91, of Parkersburg, formerly of Munday, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Triplett, Roane County, a son of the late Everett and Arnie King Schoolcraft. He was a farmer and a timberman.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James McIntyre officiating. Burial was in Belt Cemetery, Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 February 2000

LELAH SCHRECKENGOST

Lelah Schreckengost, 88, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Webb's Tender Care, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Alva and Millie Hall Laughlin. She was a retired cook at Clover Grade School, a homemaker, and a member of Minnora Rebekah Lodge. She formerly attended Otto Advent Christian Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary K. Strickland of Spencer; one son, James E. Schreckengost of Looneyville; two brothers, Joe Laughlin and Bill Laughlin, both of Arnoldsburg; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren G. Schreckengost, in 1994; one son, Warren Schreckengost, Jr.; one sister, Almida Parsons; and one brother, Raymond Laughlin.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with rev. Danny Whited officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery, near Spencer

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VENA SCHRECKENGOST

5/8/1997

Vena M. Schreckengost, 92, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, a daughter of the late Alan and Margaret Whytsell Schoolcraft. She was a former employee of S.S. Kresge and J.C. Penney.

She was a member of Order of Eastern Star and Gospel Mission Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis E. Schreckengost; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dean Ash officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/28/1994

MYRTLE MOSS SCHWENDIMAN

Myrtle Moss Schwendiman, 94, of Morning View Care Center, New Philadelphia, Oh., died Friday, Apr. 1, 1994, in Union Hospital, Dover, Oh., after a brief illness.

She was born in Mud Fork, daughter of the late William Thomas and Lydia Belle Brannon Moss. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. In 1969 she organized Golden Circle of Gnadenhutten, Oh. Her motto in life was, "Always help older people."

Survivors include two step-daughters; one brother, Greely A. Moss of Mineral City, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maxwell Schwendiman in 1973; one sister; and three brothers.

Services were held at Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, with Rev. Lester Stephens officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

GRETA CHURL SCOTT

1/15/1998

Greta Churl Scott, 86, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Curtis and Hattie Bennett Hathaway.

She was a retired elementary school teacher having taught in Calhoun, Ritchie and Wood counties, and Hawaii. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, and Retired Teachers Association in Calhoun County. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are a son-in-law, Thomas G. Williams; two grandchildren, Scott and Whitney Williams; one sister, Pearl VanHorn of Big Springs; one half-sister, Dixie Gregg of Warwick, Ohio; two half-brothers, Charles C. Hathaway of Weston and Darrell Hathaway of Mineral Wells.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Scott; and one daughter, Brenda Sue Williams. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

KENNETH D. SCOTT

3/5/1998

Kenneth D. Scott, 61, of Spencer, died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Walter and Willia Sturm Scott. He was retired from Pennzoil Co. and operated a small engine repair shop. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served two years in Japan and two years in Panama City, Fla. He was a member of American Legion Post #21, Spencer, and Rush Creek Baptist Church, and attended Speed Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Freda B. West Scott; three sisters, Betty Surface of Sistersville, Kathryn Miler of Spencer and Donna Mace of Bridgeport; and trusted friend, Doyle Jones.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Scott and Millard Scott; and two sisters, Mildred Kelly and Wanda Green.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Roger Flesher and Rev. Orland Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, with military graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BERTHA A. SEALEY

10/30/1997

Bertha Alberta Sealey, 87, of Vincent, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Eli and Berdie Current Louk. She was a homemaker and a member of Veto Gospel Tabernacle. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

Surviving are one son, Carl J. Sealey of Vincent; four grand-children; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Levi Sealey; one daughter, Nellie Sealey; three brothers, Lloyd Bernard Louk, Glenn Dale Louk and Jessie Earl Louk; and one sister, Bessie Pearl Louk.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Bob Cornell officiating. Burial was in Veto Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/17/1995

CARL B. SEARS

Carl B. Sears, 59, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Aug. 11, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Nicut, a son of the late Velva Sears Lilly.

He retired as a foreman with nearly 29 years of service from O. Ames Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Parkersburg. He was a Wirt County resident since 1979, having moved from Parkersburg, and was an avid golfer.

Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Joanne Jarvis Sears; two daughters, Mary Ann Stinespring of Parkersburg and Sandy Sears of Arlington, Va.; three step-sons, Robert Arthur of Waynesville, Mo., Greg Arthur of Creston and John Arthur of Parkersburg; two step-daughters, Robin Davis of Mineral Wells and Tammy Strong of Elizabeth; two sisters, Linda Strong of South Charleston, Ohio, and Betty Wicks of Marysville, Ohio; stepfather, James Lilly of West Virginia; five grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Alan Sears, in 1990.

Memorial services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Lewis D. Villers officiating, and military rites by American Legion Post 55, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

SEARS, DONALD DAVID

1/21/1999

Donald David Sears, 55, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at home following a long illness.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Orie Sears and Stellie Burnsides Sears. He was a member of Lower Nicut Free Will Memorial Church.

Surviving are one son, Gregory Lee Sears of Nicut; one daughter, Tracy Lynn Smith of Nicut; three brothers, Julius Sears of Walker, Hubert Sears of Frametown and Harold Sears of Servia; and one sister, Betty Sears of Mud Fork.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladie Matheny, Mamie Santy and Cally Drake, and one brother, Dallas Sears.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Helmon Nettles officiating. Burial was in Sears Cemetery, near Nebo Baptist Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/1/1994

FRANK A. SEARS

Frank A. Sears, 82, of Orma, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Burley and Savannah White Sears. He was a U.S. veteran of World War II and a former merchant at Arnoldsburg, Stinson, and Chloe. He was employed by W. Va. Dept. of Highways for many years and retired from Spencer State Hospital. He was a member of Minnora IOOF Lodge 246 and Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Marks Sears; and one brother, Clyde Sears of Chloe.

He was preceded in death by one son, Roy Sears, five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Minnora United Methodist Church, with Rev. Roger Flesher officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JAMES G. SEARS

10/8/98

James G. Sears, 73, of Mineral Wells, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Chloe, the son of the late William Wiley Sears and Lydia Ethel Jarvis Sears Santy. He was a retired carpenter and had served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, Lucy Wineland Bibbee Sears; one daughter, Judy May Noah of Demascus, Md.; one son, Thomas Martin Sears of Belpre; one granddaughter, Beth Anne Barker of Parkersburg; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beulah Mae Martin Sears; two sisters; one half-sister; and one half-brother.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dean Ash officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

JUANITA MARKS SEARS

Juanita Marks Sears, 78, of Minnora, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, after a brief illness.

She was born in Linden, a daughter of the late Harrison and Leah Bissell Marks. She was a member of Minnora Rebekah Lodge and Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth Raybuck of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Murdayne Marks Blosser of Pinch.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Sears; and one son, Roy Sears.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Minnora United Methodist Church, with Rev. Keith Heinley and Rev. Roger Flesher officiating, and burial in Minnora Cemetery, Minnora.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/17/1995

NORMA A. SEARS

Norma A. Sears, 63, of Chloe, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division, after a brief illness.

She was born in Chloe, a daughter of the late Samuel B. and Monna Mae Burns Conley. She was a former employee of Limco Products Co., Akron, attended Walker United Methodist Church, and was a member of White Oak Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Glen W. Sears; two daughters, Dottie Bailey of Parkersburg and Debbie Bailey of Chloe; three sons, Jerry Spears of Cleveland, William A. Sears of Easley, S.C., and Alan B. Sears of Spencer; two sisters, Leona Sears of Chloe and Merle Bailey of Limco; one brother, Harland Conley of Limco; one half-brother, Robert Conley of Akron; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Elaine Sears, in 1954.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RONAL C. SEARS

10/16/1997

Ronal C. Sears, 61, of Philippi, formerly of Nicut, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte A. King Sears; five daughters, Teresa Sears, Belvia Koppisch and Shannon Sears, all of Martinsburg, Kimberly Sidwell of Philippi and Paula Hosey of Grantsville; one son, Jeffery Ronal Sears of Martinsburg; three sisters, Wavajean DeLaGrange of Diamond, Ohio, Virginia Metheney of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Janet Mollohan of Barberton, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Fay Kalamjka.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/29/1994

WILLIAM O. SEARS

William O. Sears, 75, of Clay County, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1994, at CAMC General Division, Charleston, after an extended illness.

He was born in Clay County, a son of the late Albert and Ocie Sears. He was retired from Union Carbide Co., South Charleston, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Cosdorph Sears; four daughters, Alicia Sears of the home, Loretia Price of Granburg, Texas, Cheryl Stidham and Brenda Stidham, both of Nitro; four sons, Gary Sears of St. Albans; Michael Sears of Chloe, Arland Sears and William Sears, Jr., both of Florida; one sister, Dora Sampson of Chloe; one stepdaughter, Becky Ramer of St. Albans; two stepsons, Mervin Henson of St. Albans and Dinnis Henson of Nitro; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church, with Rev. Donald Dawson officiating. Burial was in Sears Cemetery, Nebo, with VFW graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/27/1995

OLLIE A. SEE

Ollie A. See, 74, of Akron, formerly of Nicut, died Thursday, April 13, 1995, at Akron General Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late James A. and Rebecca Vaughan Hardway. She attended Akron Baptist Temple.

Surviving are two sons, Charles O. King and Stanley R. King, both of Akron; two sisters, Icie Criner of Duck and Edna McCumbers of Glenville; one brother, Emory Hardway of Marion; and one grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kenneth Tanner officiating. Burial was in Hardway Cemetery, Elmira.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000

LEE SETTLE

Lee Roy Settle, 72, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Otho and Goldie Settle. He was a member of Cisco Community Church and was retired from O. Ames Plant, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Haines Settle; three sons, David L. and Ronnie Settle, both of Newark, and Lee Roy Settle, Jr., of Ritchie County; one daughter, Patty Spencer of Virginia; four step-children, Tom, Bob, Bill, and Jane Haines; five brothers, Virgil Settle and Charlie Settle, both of Ritchie County, Seymour Settle of Newark, Ben Settle of Parkersburg and Geroge Settle of Iowa; three sisters, Ona Paxton of Spencer, Idell Goff of Stumptown and Gretta Schoolcraft of Calhoun County; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lela Pearl Settle; one brother, Sheral Settle; and two sisters, Audra Walters and Addline Snider.

Services were held at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Clyde Border and Rev. Danny Ahart officiating. Burial was in Fought Cemetery, Newark. Memorials may be made to Cisco Community Church, c/o Rev. Clyde Border, Rt. 1, Box 43A, Petroleum, WV 26161.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MINNIE SETTLE

4/17/1997

Minnie Settle, 84, of Orma, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Lee and Amanda McCune Groves. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are three sons, Orrville R. Settle of Orrville, Ohio, and Benjamin Settle and Warner Settle, both of Orma; two daughters, Effie Parsons of Orma and Beaulah Suttle of Elyria, Ohio; one brother, Theadore Groves of Big Otter; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Haven Settle.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - December 20, 1999

NOAH JOHN SEVY

Noah John Sevy, 83, of Big Bend, Calhoun County, died Dec. 17, 1999, in Fayette Continuous Care, Fayetteville, after a long illness.

He was retired from C&O Railway and was a retired timberman. He was a 30-year resident of Big Bend.

Surviving: wife, Cammie Hiser Sevy; daughter, Joan Carleton of Syracuse, N.Y.; son, Noah John Sevy Jr. of Big Bend; grandson, Charles Albert "Chuck" Carleton.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with Evangelist Randy Matheny officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Corliss. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/27/1994

FORD SHAFFER

Ford Shaffer, 81, of Chloe, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 1994, at CAMC General Division of Charleston, following a short illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, son of the late John and Caroline Stanley Shaffer. He was a member of IOOF Lodge #246 of Minnora and was retired from W. Va. Deptartment of Highways.

Survivors include one son, Elmer Dean Shaffer of Tallmadge, Ohio; two granddaughters, Paula Boggs of Arnoldsburg and Melissa Shaffer of Talmadge; and four special friends, Mike and Jean Stump of Chloe and Ernest and Beulah Coffey of Chloe.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/3/1994

ODESSA P. SHAFFER

Odessa Pearl Shaffer, 94, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Hamilton and Sarah Beckner Connolly. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, Eugene Shaffer of Grantsville and James Shaffer of Belle; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charter Shaffer, and three sons, Darrell Shaffer, Melvin Connolly, and Charles Shaffer.

Services were scheduled on Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

HELEN SHAW

5/28/1998

Helen Maxine Suthers Shaw, 69, of Hur, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at home, of a heart attack. She was born in Hamden, Ohio, on Mar. 10, 1929, a daughter of the late William and Myrtle Suthers. Over the years she lived in Detroit, Mich., West Point, N.Y., Fort Meade, Md., and at Hur since 1983.

Surviving are her husband, Carl F. Shaw; three sons, Dale R. Shaw, David M. Shaw and Greg M. Shaw; five grandchildren; and a half-sister, Beverly Preston of Wellston, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 28, 5:30 p.m., at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Hur. Eulogies and reminiscences are invited. Contact Carl Shaw, HC65, Box 148, Mt. Zion, WV 26151, phone 354-6598.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 December 1999

J. LINN SHEETS

J. Linn Sheets, 89, of Auburn, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in Parkersburg.

He was born in Auburn, Ritchie County, the son of the late Eldorus B. and Lona Mae Leggett Sheets. He graduated from Harrisville High School in 1929, Glenville State College in 1933, and obtained a master's degree in education from West Virginia University in 1935. Prior to World War II, he was a teacher and principal at several Ritchie County schools. He was a corporal in the U. S. Army and was wounded and captured in the Battle of the Bulge. After being liberated, he was awarded a Purple Heart. He was later assistant superintendent in Ritchie County, principal of Berkeley Springs High School, and chairman of the education department at Concord College until his retirement in 1972. He was a deacon at Baptist Church of Auburn.

Surviving are three sons, Donald L. Sheets of Berkeley Springs, James E. Sheets of Lake and Claren D. Sheets of Madisonville, Ky.; one daughter, Vivian L. Cromer of Tazewell, Va.; three sisters, Louanna Hall and Rosalie King, both of Elyria, Ohio, and Freda Arnold of Arnoldsburg; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, A. Oletha Edwards Sheets in 1998; one brother, Bryan Sheets; and one granddaughter, Lyn E. Sheets.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Baptist Church, Auburn, with Rev. Harry Drake and Pastor Brian Stewart officiating, and burial in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/7/1995

OSCAR L. SHIELDS

Oscar L. Shields, 68, of Cedarville, died Friday, Dec. 1, 1995, at his residence.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of Ella Belknap Shields of Grantsville and the late Oran Shields. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and a former employee of Kinney Shoe Co. He attended Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Emyl Lee Ellis Shields; one son, James Shields of Stumptown; three daughters, Yvone Church of Arnoldsburg, Glada Marie Stump of Grantsville and Gerry White of Stumptown; five stepdaughters, Dorothy Williamson and Barbara Phared, both of Glenville, Bonnie Barnette of Ohio, Sandra Smith of Cedarville, and Darlene Shields of Stumptown; two stepsons, George Grounds, Jr., of Wilsie and James Lee Grounds of Grantsville; one sister, Beulah Shields of Grantsville; 32 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services were scheduled on Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Austin White officiating, and burial in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/22/1996

ADA PEARL SHIMER

Ada Pearl Shimer, 77, of Hesperia, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 11, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Herbert and Lona Sampson Smith. She was a homemaker, and a member of Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, James Shimer; one daughter, Deborah Susan Alvarez of Oxnard, Calif.; five sisters, Alma Bell of Tallmadge, Ohio, Dean Kaluza and Goldie Smith, both of Barberton, Ohio, Melvia Merideth of Columbus and Betty McCoy of Akron; one brother, Delbert Smith of Barberton; one stepson, Richard Shimer of Wadsworth, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Janice Stutler of Barberton; three grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Webb officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


ERNEST D. "PAT" SHIMER

8/27/1998

Ernest D. "Pat" Shimer, 87, of Creston, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at his home following a long illness. He was born in Calhoun County, and was a retired tool dresser in the oil and gas industry. He was a member of Creston United Methodist Church and Knights of Pythias Lodge, Cremo.

Surviving are three sons, David Shimer of Clinton, Ohio, Mark Shimer of Creston and Matt Shimer of Annamoriah; three daughters, Faye Kramer of Ottawa, Ill., Ruby Bingman of Akron, Ohio, and Barbara Cooper of Annamoriah; one brother, James Shimer of California; two sisters, Ethel Boltz of Beverly and Evelyn Bowman of Fairmont; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna E. Shimer, in 1988; two sisters, Minnie and Myrtle; and three brothers, Howard, Harvey and Earl. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 10/17/1911

GEORGE W. SHIMER

Another veteran of the Civil War answered the final roll call on Tuesday morning, October 8, 1911 at 11 o'clock, when the venerable George W. Shimer passed to his reward from his home at Freed after a long period of ill health which terminated in paralysis.

Mr. Shimer has been a communicant of the U. B. Church since 1865 and was a highly respected citizen. He was born in Allegheny county, Maryland, on April 1, 1832, and there grew to manhood and was married on December 14, 1858 to Miss Rebecca Poling, and immediately after casting his vote for Abraham Lincoln in 1860, set out, with his wife, for the wilds of West Virginia, and settled near White pine, in Calhoun county; and though he has resided at different points, he has ever since been a resident of that county.

He enlisted for the Union in 1861 in company C of the 11th West Virginia Volunteers and followed the old flag for three years, and later in life joined the G.A.R.

He is survived by his aged companion and eleven of his thirteen children, viz, W.W., J.M. B.B., Okey, Mrs. Cordelia Summers, Mrs. Lena Snyder, and Mrs. Ola Snyder, all of Calhoun county; Sherman of Wirt county, James, of Pennsylvania, E.E. of Smithville, and Mrs. Mae Hays of Hartley.

Forty-nine of his fifty-eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren also survive.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from Hay Chapel, at Freed, and was in charge of the U.B. Minister of Tannersville. Interment was made in the Gainer cemetery near one mile from Freed. The G.A.R. Post of Smithville had part in the services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/4/1994

HOWARD SHIMER

Howard Shimer, 94, of Fairmont, died Wednesday, July 27, 1994, at Fairmont General Hospital. He was born in Annamoriah, a son of the late Sherman Smith and Mary Catherine Hayes Shimer. He worked all his life with the B&O Railroad. He was a member of Hoult United Methodist Church and of Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers.

Survivors include two step-sons, Richard Woody of Fairmont and Warren "Bud" Woody of Monumental; two step-daughters, Genevieve Stewart and Judy Phillips, both of Fairmont; two brothers, Ernest Shimer of Creston and James Shimer of Hesperia, Calif.; two sisters, Ethel Coffman of Beverly and Evelyn Bowman of Fairmont; 12 step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three wives: Virginia Mullens Shimer, Della Stutler Shimer, and Vera Woody Shimer; one step-daughter, Mary Woody Ice; two brothers, Earl Shimer, who died in infancy, and Harvey Shimer; and two sisters, Myrtle Shimer Villers and Minnie Shimer Davis.

Services were held at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home with Rev. Helen Oates officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WILLARD SHOCK

2/5/1998

Willard Shock, 82, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at the home of his daughter in Grantsville.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late William and Edna Garrett Shock. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid fisherman and a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, William T. Shock of Millstone, Jack David Shock of Walterboro, S.C., and Larry Shock of Charleston; four daughters, Bertha Jean Promley of Ft. Myers, Fla., Edna JoAnn Shock and Judy Morton, both of Grantsville, and Tammy Moore of South Charleston; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Shock.

Services wre scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Shock Cemetery near Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/19/1995

FLOYD SHRADER

Floyd Shrader, 77, of Creston, Little Creek community, died Monday, Jan. 9, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Henry and Doris Smith Shrader. He retired from the oil production business and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a Christian.

Surviving are his wife, Dolly Shrader; two sons, Boyd Shrader and Dale Shrader, both of Newark; one daughter, Gertrude Wyer of Elizabeth; five sisters, Jesse Johnson and Leola Fazenbaker, both of Morgantown, Geraldine Hall and Genevia Cunningham, both of Parkersburg, and Mildred Smith of Big Bend; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by seven sisters and five brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William D. Stutler and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, near Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILMA SHRADER

9/2/1999

Wilma J. Shrader, 63, of Creston, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at The Arbors of Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of Nora Mowery Tucker of Creston and the late Roscoe Tucker. She was a 1954 graduate of Wirt County High School and attended Creston United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Jimmy E. Shrader; two sons, Jimmy "Ed" Shrader of Parkersburg and Danny D. Shrader of Linwood, N.C.; one daughter, Janimae Browning of Creston; one brother, Ronnie Tucker of Parkersburg; and one granddaughter, Sierra Browning of Creston.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery, Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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JAMES D. SHUMAN, SR.

4/23/1998

James D. Shuman, Sr., 71, of Vienna, died Sunday, Apr. 19, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Pike, a son of Flossie P. Scott Shuman of Vienna and the late James I. Shuman. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, where he was active with the Big Red Band. He was a Mountain State Business College graduate who went on to work as an accountant in the Parkersburg and Vienna area for over 50 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Korean War. He was a member of the Army band. He was a member of the original Boy Scout Troop 20 and served as treasurer. He also worked with the Boy Scout Council. He was active with Senior Citizen Bowling League at Emerson Bowling Lanes. He was a member of 36th Street Church of Christ for 55 years, having served as elder. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping and model trains.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 50 years, Lois Jean Shott Shuman; one daughter, Linda Deem of Vienna; three sons, James D. Shuman, Jr., and John H. Shuman, both of Vienna, and Robert J. Shuman of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren, Melissa Wilson of Parkersburg, Tamara Deem of Columbus, Andrea Deem, Jeff Shuman, Daniel Shuman and Benjamin Shuman, all of Vienna, Justin Shuman and Jessie Shuman, both of Parkersburg; one great-granddaughter, Abigail Elaine Wilson of Parkersburg; two sisters, Velma S. Graham and Glenna M. Schott of Vienna; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at 36th Street Church of Christ, with Tom Butterfield officiating, and burial in Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


LURANNA L. SIDWELL

4/9/1998

Luranna L. Sidwell, 75, of Orrville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Mar. 31, 1998, in Wooster.

She was born in Orma, a daughter of the late Ed and Jane Nichols Tucker. She was a homemaker and a member of Orma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Groves of Big Bend and Carl Groves of Apple Creek, Ohio; three stepsons, Buck Groves of Akron, Ohio, Junior Groves of Orma and Ward Groves of Lockney; five brothers, Russ Tucker of Orrville, Ottice Tucker of Brewster, Ohio, Paul Tucker of Navarre, Ohio, and Homer Tucker and Euell Tucker, both of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Pearl Shock of Beach City, Ohio, and Ruby McCumbers of Palestine; 10 grand-children; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church, Orma, with Rev. Glen McBride officiating. Burial was in Orma U.M. Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/12/1996

BILL D. SIERS

Bill D. "Butch" Siers, 47, of Grantsville, died Friday, Sept. 6, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville.

He was born in Spencer, a son of June Fogle Siers of Grantsville and the late Ermine Siers. He had attended Bob Jones University at Pontiac, Mich., for two years. He was an honorary deputy sheriff in Calhoun County. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir.

Surviving in addition to his mother are six sisters, Rebecca Whitlock of Powellton, Barbara Hamrick and Linda Peck, both of Grantsville, Shirley Allen of Toledo, Juanita Shafer of Cleveland, and Sharon Hendrickson of St. Clairsville, Ohio; six brothers, Kenneth Siers of Grantsville, Duane Siers and Dennie Siers, both of Cleveland, Gail Siers of Mineral Wells, Edsel Siers of Parkersburg and Eugene Siers of Wilmington, N.C.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/5/1996

CLYDE SIERS

Clyde Siers, 80, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1996, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Burley and Savannah White Siers. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was former owner/operator of Siers Grocery Co., Chloe, for 40 years. He was a retired postmaster at Chloe for 30 years of service and a former employee of Union Carbide Corp., Alloy.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Metz Siers; two daughters, Sandra Murphy of Creston and Mary Sue Haas of Lost Creek; one son, Daniel L. Siers of South Charleston; and four grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/7/1996

DORTHA SIERS

Dortha L. Siers, 68, of Pleasant Hill, died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Georgie Kelley Plant. She was retired from B.F. Goodrich, Grantsville, and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Susan Alloway of Belpre; three sisters, Carolyn Shaffer of Mt. Zion, Sharon Chadock of Cam-bridge and Elizabeth Shaffer of Walker; three brothers, Robert Plant and James Plant, both of Grantsville, and Roy Plant of Parkersburg; one grandson; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Siers; and one sister, Hazel Stahl.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Margaret Schmitz officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DOY M. SIERS

11/12/1997

Doy M. Siers, 77, of Big Bend, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Richwood, a son of the late Charles and Malissa Cook Siers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired appliance service technician for Grantsville Appliance Co., Grantsville. He attended Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Metz Siers of Big Bend; one daughter, Martha Harris of Big Bend; one son, Terry Siers, address unknown; two brothers, Holden Siers of Big Bend and Olin Siers of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Ruby Jones of Grantsville and Esta Jones of Five Forks; and three grandchildren, Doy Harris and Deidra Harris, both of Big Bend, and Chad Siers of Joliette, Ill. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bernard Siers, Ronzel Siers and Ermine Siers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman and Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Siers Family Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDSEL R. SIERS

1/21/1999

Edsel R. Siers, 57, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at home.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late Ermine and Mildred White Siers. He was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. Siers; one son, Jeffrey Siers of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Juanita Shaffer of Cleveland, Ohio, and Sharon Hendrickson of St. Clairsville, Ohio; five brothers, Dwain Siers of Cleveland, Kenneth Siers of Grantsville, Eugene Siers of Charlotte, N.C., Gail Siers of Parkersburg and Denny Siers of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; four half-sisters, Shirley Allen of Monclova, Ohio, Rebecca Whitlock of Powellton, and Linda Peck and Barbara Wease, both of Grantsville; his step-mother, June Siers of Grantsville; one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Deanne Siers of Arnoldsburg; and daughter-in-law, Cynthia Siers of Arnoldsburg.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Siers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FREDA SIERS

7/29/1999

Freda Siers, 88, of Statesville, N.C., died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Davis Medical Center, Statesville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Perry G. and Dolly Starcher DeWeese. She was a member of Minnora Rebekah Lodge #8 and was a homemaker.

Surviving are seven daughters, Mae Grimm of Vienna, Mavis Hoover of Parkersburg, Gladys Moss and Annalee Walker, both of Statesville, Betty Jo Junk of Coco, Fla., and Penny McCune and Ruth Cottrell, both of Orrville, Ohio; four sons, Donald Ray Siers and Tom Siers, both of Statesville, Kenneth Siers of Minnora and Rector Siers of Belpre; one sister, Ruby Predmore of Tucson, Ariz.; 24 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon B. Siers; seven sisters; two brothers; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating, and burial in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2000

HELEN SIERS

Helen Siers, 73, of Charleston, died Friday, Mar. 3, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Schoenchin, Kan., the daughter of the late Carl and Mary Depperschmidt Worth. She was a homemaker and member of Charleston Garden Club.

Surviving are her husband, Shirley Siers; two sons, Keith Siers of Dover, Del., and Dolan Siers of Beckley; one daughter, Charlene Schuller of London, Ontario; one brother, Henry Worth of Schoenchin; four sisters, Tina Brannon of Long Beach, Calif., Matilda Whitehurst of Carden City, Kan., Odelia Hazelhorst of Hays, Kan., and Mary Lagge of Wichita, Kan.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and one sister.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Charleston, with Father Richard Zelik as celebrant. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery. Christian Wake Service was held at Cunningham-Parker and Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/20/1994

OPAL COTTRELL SIERS

Opal Cottrell Rush Siers, 77, of Minnora, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Tilta Marks Cottrell. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are her fiancee, Ottice Miller; four daughters, Naomi Jean Rush of Minnora, Emogene Blosser of Parkersburg, Mary Fields of Gassaway and Linda Winters of Newark, Ohio; three sons, Clarence Rush of Chloe, Dorse Rush and William Rush, both of Minnora; three sisters, Zella Roupe of Stumptown, Goldie Rush of Minnora and Effie Mae Wallbrown of Sand Ridge; six brothers, Shirley Cottrell and Guy Cottrell, both of North Grove, Ind., Cecil Cottrell of Reedy, Ernest Cottrell of Little Hocking, Rex Cottrell of Orma and Clarence Cottrell of Sand Ridge; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Rush; three sons; one daughter; and two sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

THELMA SIERS

6/18/1998

Thelma "Peggy" Siers, 85, of Stumptown died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Rosedale, Braxton County, the daughter of the late John Robert and Emma Jane Ramsey Godfrey. She was a homemaker and a member of Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Harry Siers of Stumptown; four daughters, Jean Sears and Sue Collins, both of Stumptown, and Betty Miller and Tish Vannoy, both of Mineral Wells; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley F. Siers; three brothers, Jennings "Jack" Godfrey, Omar Godfrey and Gayford Godfrey; and one sister, Ermal O'Field.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Rush Run Baptist Church, near Stumptown, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating, and burial in Collins-Community Cemetery, near Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/19/1996

WILLARD LEE SIERS

Willard Lee Siers, 68, of Spencer, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Walter and Dona Eismon Siers. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired truck driver.

Surviving are two sons, Roger L. Siers of Clarington, Ohio, and Dennie A. Siers of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Janice Parsons of Massillon, Ohio, Lena Nutter of Orma and Lorna Truman of Spencer; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul Siers, Glen Siers and Randall Siers; and one sister, Lores Gallager.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Minnora Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GEORGE I. SIMERS

5/22/1997

George I. Simers, 93, of Norton, Ohio, died Friday, May 16, 1997, at Barberton, Ohio. He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Silas and Cordelia Shimer Simers. He was an oil rig builder for J.P. VanCamp and a member of Cherry Fork United Methodist Church, White Pine. Surviving are one daughter, Freeda Digman of Norton; one sister, Lelah VanCamp of Grantsville; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Simers; and one great-grandson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DALLAS SIMONS

8/16/1998

Dallas Simons, 84, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998.

He was born in Oka, the son of the late Fred and Edith Simons. He resided in the Akron area since 1945. He retired in 1976 with 31 years of service with General Tire and Rubber Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during World War II and was a member of U.R.W.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Vesta Simons; one daughter, Connie Louise Simons of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Cam and Roscoe Simons; two sisters, Ruby Truman and Erma Jarvis, all of West Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Willie C. Smith officiating, and burial in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

BILLY A. SIMMONS

4/9/1998

Billy A. Simmons, 72, of Shock, died Sunday, Apr. 5, 1998, at Roane General Hospital following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Howard and Dorothy Brady Simmons. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth Simmons of Newton Falls, Ohio; three daughters, Kathy Heltzel of Shock, Karen Brown of Warren, Ohio, and Kelly Nicholas of Hickory, N.C.; 10 grand-children; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Garnet Simmons, in 1992, and one grandchild.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Conley Cemetery, Orma, with Rev. Howard Nichols officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/7/1995

DELORES K. SIMMONS

Delores K. Simmons, 35, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 1995, at Elder Care, Ripley, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Flossie Cottrill Simmons of Mt. Zion and the late Dennis Simmons.

Surviving are three sisters, Dian James of Carrollton, Ga., Della Starcher of Mt. Zion and Alma Graffires of Chesapeake, Va.; five brothers, David Simmons of Ripley, Danny Simmons of Decherd, Tenn., Allen Simmons of Alabama, Johnny Simmons of Carrollton, and Donald Simmons of Mt. Zion. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Homer Hensley officiating. Burial was in Cottrill Cemetery, Frozen Run, Orma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 January 2000

FLOSSIE SIMMONS

Flossie A. Simmons, 69, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late French and Estie Cottrell Cottrill. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Dorotha Dian James of Grantsville and Della Starcher and Alma Graffins, both,of Mt. Zion; five sons, David Ray Simmons and Allen J. Simmons, both of Ripley, Danny Lee Simmons of Dechard, Tenn.,- Johnny Simmons of Carrolton, Ga., and Donald Simmons of Amoldsburg; two sisters, Ranie Lane of Nicut and Marie Johnson of Minerva, Ohio; and two brothers, Bid Cottrell of Mt. Zion and Roosevelt Cottrell of Morgantown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Gene Simmons; one daughter, Delores K. Simmons; and one son, Billy M. Simmons.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Cottrell Cemetery, Frozen Run, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Charleston Gazette" - November 22, 1997

JAMES N. SIMMONS

James N. Simmons, 86, of Parkersburg died Nov. 21, 1997, in Parkview Health Care Center after a long illness.

He was a retired welder from Walker, Parkersburg, and a member of Landmark Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving: wife, Genevieve Robinson Simmons; sisters, Violet Williams of Parkersburg, Vonda Goyela of North Fork, Va.; brother, Dorcie Simmons of Parkersburg.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Michael Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Nobe Cemetery, Calhoun County.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RAYMOND SIMMONS

1/23/1997

Raymond L. Simmons, 53, of Kenansville, N.C., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Duplin General Hospital, Kenansville.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of Ethel Sims Simmons of Tanner and the late Levi Clark Simmons. He was a farmer and timberman. He attended Tanner United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one daughter, Pamela Frederick of Grantsville; three sisters, Charlotte Wilson of Stouts Mills, Patty Shumaker of Whipple and Anita Hartshorn of Tanner; two brothers, Gary Simmons and Nelson Simmons, both of Tanner; and two grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Sinking Creek, Gilmer County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/1/1996

RUTH SIMMONS

Ruth Simmons, 80, of Uniontown, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 23, 1996, in Stark County, Ohio.

She was -born at Beech, a daughter of the late Grover and Stella Metheny Houchin. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member of Greentown United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Weldon Simmons; five sisters, Opal Jett and Bernice Laughlin, both of Arnoldsburg, Eula Kerns and Madge McKown, both of Orma, and Marie McKown of Akron; two brothers, Clyde Houchin of Arnoldsburg and Grover Houchin of Orma; one granddaughter, one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ivan Simmons; one sister, and two brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Stanley Epling officiating. Burial was in Houchin Cemetery near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILMA SIMMONS

Wilma Simmons, 76, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Mar. 15, 1997, at her son's residence in Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Dolly Whipkey. She worked at Storck's Baking Co., Parkersburg. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are seven sons, Harlan Simmons of Pennsylvania, James Simmons, Oria B. Simmons, Jr., and Rickey Simmons, all of Parkersburg, Mickey Simmons and Wayne Simmons, both of Oklahoma, and Larry Simmons of Kentucky; five daughters, Ina Baxter and Shirley Clelland, both of Oklahoma, Linda Metz and Lois Gailbraith, both of Florida, and Jessica Simmons of Parkersburg; one brother, Bernard Whipkey of Nobe; one sister, Winifred Sellers of Parkersburg; 43 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oria B. Simmons; one son, Howard Charles Simmons; and one daughter, Alberta Mae Simmons.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Pastor Randy Payne officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/29/1995

ZELMA G. SIMONTON

Zelma G. Simonton, 87, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, June 25, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Charles and Laura Arthur Richards. She was a graduate of Salem Beauty College, Akron, Ohio, and owned and operated Zelma's Beauty Shop, Elizabeth, for 18 years. She was a longtime member of Mary Elizabeth Circle and was elected twice as worthy matron of Wirt Chapter 113, Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are one stepson, Glenn Simonton of Parkersburg; three sisters, Elva Thomas of Lowell, Golda Swires of Akron and Floda Duskey of Beverly; three step-grandsons; and six step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bee Hopkins, in 1956; second husband, Thomas Simonton, in 1975; and two sisters, Dolly Richards and Martha Snyder.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Elizabeth United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael E. Taylor and Rev. Paul D. Russell officiating, and burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Finch, Ritchie County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000

WILLIAM SIMPSON

William Lee Simpson, 68, of Walker, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Smithville, the son of the late Clarence and Sylvia Tingler Simpson. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Alfab, Inc., Smithville.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Simpson of Walker; two sons, Christopher Simpson of Waterford, Conn., and William Lee Simpson II of the home; six daughters, Venus Byrd, Vicki Jones and Vonda Furr, all of Smithville, Christina Jones of Brohard, Cathryn Simpson of League City, Tex., and Billie Simpson of the home; two sisters, Betty Stafford of Akron, Ohio, and Leone Dornak of Lake Charles, La.; one half-sister, Judith Hupp of Buckhannon; one aunt, Thelma Herrel of Barberton, Ohio; four step-daughters, Grace Ridenour of Indianapolis, Ind., Eltina Hughes of Morgantown and Kathy Swearinger and Mary Modesitt, both of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; seven step- grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Simpson, Jr.

Private graveside services were held with military services by American Legion Post 115 at Walker Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wood County Humane Society, P. O. Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 October 1999

DAISY SIMS

Daisy M. Sims, 90, of Smithville, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in SunBridge Health Care Center, Glenville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Clarabelle Richards Holbert. She had been a member of Spruce Hollow Community Church for 35 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Helen Wilson of Smithville; one step- daughter, Bonnie Buck of Big Bend; five step-sons, Jimmy Sims and Fred Sims, both of Big Bend, Billy Sims of Ohio, Rick Sims of Troy and Denver Sims of Brohard; five grandchildren; 23 step- grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker Sims, Sr., and three step-sons, Harold, Junior and Eugene Sims.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Spruce Hollow Community Church with Rev. Harvey Greathouse officiating, and burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ERNEST EUGENE SIMS

1/21/1999

Ernest Eugene Sims, 70, of Kirtland, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, following a long illness.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Walker P. and Arizona Richards Sims. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War serving from 1952-1954 and was retired from SIFCO Industries.

Surviving are his wife, Margie Wagoner Sims; one daughter, Connie Sims of Kirtland; five brothers, Denver, Freddie, Billy, Richard and James Sims; and one sister, Bonnie Buck. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Sims, Walker P. Sims, Jr., and Willis Sims, and one sister, Francis.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Daniel Wood officiating. Burial was in Wagoner Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MANDIE SIMS

7/22/1999

Mandie Sims, 85, of Parkersburg, died Monday, July 12, 1999, in Parkview Healthcare Center, Parkersburg.

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

Surviving are one daughter, Christine Wallace of Parkers-burg; one sister, Dola Nicholas of Orma; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Gilbert Sims; four sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Perry Stewart officiating. Burial was in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

OPAL BUSCH SIMS

6/18/1998

Opal Busch Sims, 74, of Brohard, died Friday, June 12, 1998, at Camden-Clark Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born in Wirt County, a daughter of the late French and Martha Ellen Snider Busch. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Wirt County resident. She was a member of Brohard Goodwill Club and attended Strait Creek Baptist Church, Brohard.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Denver Sims; one son, Larry Lemasters of Bloomfield, N.J.; two daughters, Shirley Ferrell of Parkersburg and Patty Bruerton of Brohard; two step-granddaughters, Elizabeth Bruerton and Christina Borden, both of Dyersburg, Tenn.; five brothers-in-law, Fred Sims of Big Bend, Bill Sims of Thornville, Ohio, Eugene Sims of Cleveland, Richard Sims of Troy and Jerry Sims of Big Springs; and one sister-in-law, Bonnie Buck of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Noble Busch, William Busch, Jack Busch, Fred Busch and Glen Busch; and one sister, Chessie Robinson.

Services were held at Strait Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Lewis Villers and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WALKER P. SIMS, JR.

4/24/1997

Walker P. (June) Sims, Jr., 71, of Big Bend, died Friday, April 18, 1997, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following a long illness.

Born in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late Walker P. and Arzona Richards Sims. He was retired in 1988 from Eureka Pipeline Co. with 32 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Betty Jean Webb Sims; one son and daughter-in-law, Walker Gary and Marjorie Jane Sims of Grantsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Thomas Lee and Patricia Jean Mowery of Creston and Nolan and Nancy D. Ritchie of Grantsville; six grandchildren, Christopher Cabe Sims of Norfolk, Va., Matthew Sims, Zeb Ritchie and Melanie Ritchie, all of Grantsville, and Shannon Collins and Sabrina Collins of Glenville; one sister, Bonnie Buck of Big Bend; six brothers, Denver Sims of Brohard, Eugene Sims of Kirkland, Ohio, Freddie Sims and James Sims, both of Big Bend, Billy Sims of Thornville, Ohio, and Rick Sims of Cox's Mills.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Sims and Willis Sims; and one sister, Francis Sims.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDITH L. SINES

12/25/1997

Edith Lavonne Sines, 75, formerly of Evandale Terrace, Parkersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at Americare-Arlington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late J.M. Ball and Daisy Wyer Ball McFee. She was a former employee of JCPenney and Wood County Board of Education. She was a member of River Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her godson, Seth Cantwell Wells of Cairo; two sisters, Julia Varner of Petroleum and Annie Williams of Newark; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. "Bus" Sines; her stepfather, Bruce McFee; and two brothers, Amos M. Bell and Roger L. Bell.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Earl Geisler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

VALETTA SLABY

6/25/1998

Valetta Pepper Slaby, 80, of Barberton, Ohio, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Munday, the daughter of the late Silas A. and Kansada Sees Pepper. She was a homemaker and attended Clinton Freewill Church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Slaby, Sr.; one daugh-ter, Janice Stutler; one son, Richard H. Shimer; one brother, Dennis Pepper; one sister, Emma Belt; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Osa Morrison, Evelyn Naylor and Dorma Frame, and two brothers, Harry Pepper and Silas Pepper.

Services were not announced.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/1/1994

NETTIE SLIDER

Nettie Starcher Slider, 88, of Parkersburg, formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1994, at Worthington Manor Nursing Home, after an extended illness.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, a daughter of the late Joseph Edwin and Lydia Kirby Starcher. She was a teacher in several Calhoun County schools and the principal of Millstone School. She was a Methodist and enjoyed cooking and canning.

Surviving are one sister, Edna Cooper of Spencer, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph "Bill" Sllider, in 1988; five sisters, Eva Cain, Julia Cooper Tucker, Lula Thomas, Lona Bower and Bernice Smith; and four brothers, Thurman Starcher, Frederick Starcher, Wesley Starcher and Edwin Starcher.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Joy Butcher Winfree officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 November 1999

RUTH SLIDER

Ruth Slider, 75, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Rufus and Callie Lincus Hyatt. She was a Christian.

Surviving are six sons, Kalvin Wood of Florida, Robert wood of Normantown, Louis D. Slider of Mt. Zion, Charles C. Slider of Elkview, Tommy Slider of Mt. Zion and Steve J. Slider of Chapmanville; seven daughters, Twila Montgomery of Mt. Zion, Tammy Rader of Mt. Zion, Brenda Brown of Grantsville, Sharon Walbrown of Sissonville, Carolyn Greenlief of Glenville, Debbie Wood of Spencer and Jacqueline Shimer of Grantsville; four brothers, Hary Hyatt of Chicago, Ill., Bobby Hyatt of Princeton, Jimmy Hyatt and Bill Hyatt; two sisters, Lena Willis of Ohio and Mae Thompson of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Bailey and Drewcilla Hyatt.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating, and burial in Slider Cemetery, Barnes Run.

(Larry Heffner)


9/1/1994

SOLOMON J. SLIDER

Solomon J. Slider, 93, of Belpre, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 1994, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Starcher Slider. He retired from Universal Glass Co. and was a member of Dads of Foreign Service Veterans, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and the Peoples Church, Boaz.

Surviving are a son, Bernard V. Slider of Cuyahoga Falls; a stepson, Paul Smith of Washington; a stepdaughter, Jessie Johnson of Parkersburg; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Slider; six sons; and two brothers.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/11/1996

ALBERT E. SMITH

Albert E. Smith, 62, of Amoldsburg, died Sunday, July 7, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Okey and Lettie Price Smith. He was a well-known resident of Arnoldsburg and Beech communities.

Surviving are one brother, Leon H. Smith of Orma; six nieces; one nephew; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Smith Cemetery, Beech Road, Orma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ALVIN SMITH

6/24/1999

Alvin Smith, 63, of Nebo, died Saturday, June 19, 1999.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James and Mary Barr Smith. Surviving are one brother, Roger Smith of Mt. Zion, and two sisters, Emma Brake of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jerl Smith of Spencer.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 3/28/1911

ARISTOTLE SMITH

Sunday morning the sad news of the death of Hon. Aristotle Smith reached this town. Mr. Smith had been a sufferer for many months from dropsy and heart trouble, which caused his death at 3 o'clock Sunday morning. He was widely known throughout the county, having served one term as Representative in the Legislature and a term as Prosecuting Attorney, and for many years has been an active politician and attorney at law. His wife was a sister to L. Chenoweth of this town, and is a lady of high esteem. While Mr. Smith's death has been expected for some time, the news of it will come as a shock to his many friends. His remains were interred Monday at the Reip grave yard.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/20/1994

ARLEN E. SMITH

Arlen E. Smith, 90, of Elba, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1994, at Marietta Convalescent Center after an extended illness.

He was born in Normantown, a son of the late Floyd and Emma Moore Smith. He was retired from Wells Services, Inc., of Charleston and attended Greenlee United Methodist Church, Charleston.

Surviving are one son, Roy Smith of Charleston; two daughters, Geraldine Tingler of Big Springs and Kathryn Smith Moss of Rittman, Ohio; two brothers, Hill Smith of Elba and Charles Smith of Tennessee; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Bennett Smith, in 1982; and four daughters, Mildred Smith, Mary Lou Smith, Carolyn Smith, and Dorothy Carpenter.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/3/1994

CHARLEY MELL SMITH

Charley Mell Smith, 87, of Elizabethton, Tenn., died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1994, after a long illness.

He was the son of the late Floyd and Emma Moore Smith. He was a native of Calhoun and Gilmer counties and a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen Coleman of Seattle, Wash., and Lila Webb of Spencer; one brother, Hill Smith of Elba, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Starcher Smith; a daughter, Guyla Fowler; two grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Stout and Hallie Carpenter; and two brothers, Arlen and Orval Smith.

Services were held at Tetrich Funeral Home and burial was in Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/22/1994

CLAIR K. SMITH

Clair K. Smith, 84, of Elba, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1994, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born in Henrietta, a daughter of the late Oak and Esther Waggoner Gainer. Her home had been in Calhoun County before she moved to Elba in 1950. She was a member of Elba Community Church. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, walking through the countryside, and telling stories to her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Hill Smith; two sons, David Smith of Elba and Gerald Smith of Macksburg; three daughters, Helen Stack of Elba, Jo Ann Cunningham of Marietta and Phyllis Mincks of Lowell; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Rusnak of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and Gladys Bower of Parkersburg; two brothers, George Gainer of Bloomingdale and Frank Gainer of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Herman Smith; two grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters, including Melba Dutch Barker in 1994.

Services were held at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta, with Rev. William Pickenpaugh officiating. Burial was in Lund Cemetery, Macksburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/13/1994, 10/20/1994

DELMAS H. SMITH

Delmas H. Smith, 63, of Big Bend, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 1994, at Louis A. Johnson Veteran's Administration Hospital, Clarksburg, after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Pearl Selmon Smith Richards of Big Bend and the late Glen Smith. He was a U.S. veteran of the Korean War and was a retired millwright at Amax, Inc. He was a member of Church of God, International.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Donna Ellen Davis of Charleston and Robin Crispin of Washington, Pa.; three sons, John D. Smith, Thomas E. Smith and Matthew S. Smith, all of Parkersburg; two sisters, Gladys Parker of Parkersburg and Sue Kimble Wayne of Steubenville, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Broomstick Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Broomstick Cemetery Fund.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/7/1995

EDITH J. SMITH

Edith J. Smith, 86, of Norton, Ohio, formerly of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1995, at Doylestown Health Care Center, Doylestown, Ohio, after an extended illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Sydney and Della Stalnaker Stevens. She had resided in Norton since 1947, where she retired from Ideal Nursing Home. She was a member of Sherman Church of Christ, Norton.

Surviving are three sons, Duane Smith of Rittman, Ohio, Don Smith of Barberton, Ohio, and Del Smith of Norton; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Holly Smith, in 1980; one brother, Lora Stevens; and one sister, Carrie Williams.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ELLA MARIE SMITH

3/26/1998

Ella Marie Smith, 62, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Mar. 19, 1998, at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun, a daughter of the late Franklin L. and Alice Belle Richards Norman.

She was a housewife.

Surviving are one son, John James Smith of Parkersburg; one half-brother, Henry Norman of Parkersburg; two half-sisters, Polly Ann Watson and Emily Clark, both of Parkersburg; and two grandchildren, Nicole Smith and Casey Smith, both of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Junior Smith; one brother; and one sister.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Kermit Poling officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


EMILY WEBB SMITH

In Memoriam

      Mrs. Matthew Smith departed this life on April 1, 1918. She was afflicted with paralysis, having suffered the third attack.
      Mrs. Smith before her marriage was Miss Emily Webb, and was born Sept. 7, 1858; being at the time of her death 59 years, 6 months, and 24 days of age.
      She was united in marriage to Mathew J. Smith March 18, 1875, and to this union were born ten children, seven of whom survived by her, husband who for years has been an invalid, and by one brother, Seymour Webb of Cairo, and one sister, Mrs. L. F. Norman of Grantsville. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
      Mrs. Smith was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a true wife, a loving Mother, and a true and devoted Christian woman, being faithful member of the M.E. Church.

      -Contributed

(James Kendall)


"Charleston Gazette" - March 5, 1997

ESTHER MAE SMITH

Esther Mae Smith, 70, of Arnoldsburg, Calhoun County, died March 2, 1997, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a native of Canton, Ohio.

Surviving: sons, Jerry L. and Paul R., both of Arnoldsburg daughter, Patty Burkhart of Canton five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with the Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Burial will be in Elihu Stump Cemetery, Stumptown. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/12/1995

HAROLD D. SMITH

Harold D. Smith, 57, of Brohard, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 1995, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Mildred Shrader Smith of Big Bend and the late Jay W. Smith, Jr. He was self-employed and an avid outdoorsman.

Surviving are two sisters, Lenore Jones and Charolette Dickson, both of Big Bend.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronald Swiney officiating, and burial in Smith Family Cemetery near Brohard.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 February 2000

HILAH VIRGINIA SMITH

Hilah Virginia Smith, 84, of Hudson, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late John Wellington Rogers and Emily Susan Jeffries Rogers.

Surviving are one son, David K. Owens of Michigan; one daughter, Marillyn Owens Scheere of Florida; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 12 years, Thomas B. Owens, and her second husband of 45 years, Roy B. Smith.

Services were held at Family Funeral Care, Hudson, with Rev. Jerry Magulio officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens, Flat Rock, Mich.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/8/1996

HILL SMITH

Hill Smith, 84, of Elba, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 1996, at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, Ohio.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late Floyd and Emma Moore Smith. He lived at Grantsville before moving to Elba in 1950. He was a farmer, worked in timber and operated a sawmil in Grantsville and Elba. He was employed at Clevite Corp., Caldwell, until his retirement.

Surviving are two sons, David Smith of Elba and Gerald Smith of Macksburg; three daughters, Helen Stack of Elba, Jo Ann Cunningham of Marietta and Phyllis Mincks of Lowell; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clair Gainer, one son, Herman Smith; five brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, with Rev. William Pickienpaugh officiating, #nd burial in Macksburg Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/24/1994

HOLLY G. SMITH

Holly G. Smith, 91, of Elyria, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1994.

He was born in DeKalb District, Gilmer County, a son of the late Joshua and Samilda Kelly Smith. He lived in Elyria from 1932 to 1973, then moved to Apache Junction, Ariz. He returned to Elyria in 1993. He was a carpenter, a 50-year member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 212, Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Naomi; two daughters, Emma Gene Blythe of Redlands, Calif., and Wanda Binggeli of Omstead Township, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Burns of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie; one daughter; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; six brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Dickens Funeral Home, Elyria, and burial was in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/22/1994

HOWARD E. SMITH

Howard E. Smith, 61, of Orma, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 1994, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late James H. and Mary Barr Smith. He was a farmer.

Surviving are three sisters, Emma Brake of Cleveland, Jerl Smith of Spencer and Kathryn Hardman of Grantsville; two brothers, Roger W. Smith of Mt. Zion and Alvin D. Smith of Nebo; and several nieces and nephews.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOE A. SMITH

12/25/1997

Joe A. Smith, 89, of Albany, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997, at Brookside Manor Nursing Home, Plains, Ohio.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Walter E. and Ida Rumball Smith.

Surviving are five daughters, Mildred Hunt of Valley Fork, Anna Simmons of Orrville, Ohio, Betty Brabham of Reedy, Vanessa Scott and Brenda Whaley, both of Albany; seven sons, Joe Smith, Jr., of Spencer, Ken Smith and Steve Smith, both of Albany, Roger Smith of Lancaster, Ohio, Danny Smith of McConnelsville, Ohio, Bill Smith and Jack Smith, both of Port Clinton, Ohio; two brothers, Harry Smith of Oak Hill and Godfrey Smith of Smithfield, Va.; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Tanners Smith; second wife, Opal Reedy Smith; two sons, Harold and Walter Smith; three sisters, Grace Kyer, Virginia Sawyer and Genevieve Perrine; two brothers, John Smith and Jim Smith; and one grandchild, Denette Brabham.

Services were held at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany. Burial was in Athens County Memorial Gardens, near Albany.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOHN SMITH

3/20/1997

John F. Smith, 86, of Williamstown, died Saturday, Mar. 15, 1997, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Noah and Margaret Boice Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Reed Smith; one daughter, Helen Poling of Williamstown; two sons, William Franklin Smith of Mesa, Ariz., and Phillip Eugene Smith of Kent, Ohio; one brother, Basil Smith of Frazesburg, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Gene Hutton officiating. Burial was in Rector Cemetery, Burning Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/10/1995

KATHRYN LOUISE SMITH

Kathryn Louise Smith, 57, of Weston, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 1995, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late James H. and Mary Barr Smith.

Surviving are one son, Ronald Lee Smith of Weston; two brothers, Alvin Smith of Nebo and Roger Smith of Mt. Zion; and two sisters, Jerl Smith of Spencer and Emma Brake of Cleveland. She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KENNETH SMITH

4/17/1997

Kenneth Wayne Smith, 26, of Turkey Foot, Mineral Wells, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at Mineral Wells.

He was born in Wood County, a son of Janie Small Starcher of Rockport and the late Neal Lewis Smith. He was a 1989 Parkersburg South High School graduate and was employed by Mike Miller Carpets. He was a member of Future Farmers of America and attended Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his stepfather, Leo R. Starcher of Rockport; one son, Derek Baites of Parkersburg; two brothers, Stacey Ray Smith of Snow Camp, N.C., and William Daniel Smith of Rockport; one half-brother, Timothy S. Starcher of Haw River, N.C.; three sisters, Kimberly Sue Forshey of Rockport, Sherry Lou Simmons of Boston, Ky., and Tracie Lyn Smith of Rockport; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Sams Smith of Mineral Wells; stepgrandmother, Mae Starcher of Grantsville; and nine nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Timmy Lewis Smith.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Chris Mullett officiating. Burial was in Wadesville Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 October 1999

MARY SMITH

Mary E. Smith, 71, of Spencer, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Orus K. and Laura Whytsell Price. She retired as a bookkeeper for Hardman's Home Center after 25 years of service. She attended Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Joseph A. Smith, Jr.; one daughter, Joetta Clarkson of Greensboro, N.C.; one sister, June M. Hall of Arnoldsburg; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles S. Price.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Loren Price and Rev. Mike King officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/1/1995

MICHAEL PAUL SMITH

Michael Paul Smith, 18, of Sugar Camp Road, Big Bend, died Tuesday, May 23, 1995, at his residence of an accidental electrocution.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Gerald Glen Smith and Helen Ann McIntyre, both of Big Bend.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Tony G. Smith of Big Bend; three sisters, Ellen Sueann Smith and Betty Ann Tanner, both of Big Bend, and Shirley Sue Beck of New Jersey; one niece, Riva Tanner of Big Bend; three nephews, Walter Wilson, and Joseph and James Beck, all of New Jersey; aunts and uncles, Boots and Herb Yoak, Nancy and Darl Chadwell, Ruth and Delmas Kellar, and Linda and Harold Kellar, all of Big Bend, Shirley and Denzil Kellar of New Jersey, Geraldine and Al Sauers, Leona and Buck Hartley, all of Vienna, Katherine and Tom Cratty, Emma Risinger, all of Pennsylvania, and Mildred and Gale Floyd of California; and 23 cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Opal and Paul Smith of Munday and Ruth and Elmer Kellar of Big Bend.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/25/1996

ONA SMITH

Ona Smith, 93, of Grantsville, died Friday, April 19, 1996, at The Willows, Parkersburg.

She was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Riggs Roberts. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Hur.

Surviving are five daughters, Beulah Hayes of Phoenix, Ariz., Eula Allen of Clarington, Ohio, Betty Fram of Chandlersville, Ohio, Bonnie C. Bird of Grantsville and Freda Lakocy of Elyria, Ohio; four sons, Glendle Smith of Clendenin, Donald Smith of Aurora, Colo., Dale Smith of Yonkers, N.Y., and Frank Smith of Massapequa, N.Y.; one sister, Oma Slider of Belpre; 57 grand-children, 87 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruby Smith.

Services were held at Mount Olive U.M. Church, Hur. Burial was in Smith Family Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PAUL R. SMITH

6/5/1997

Paul R. Smith, 31, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Albert B. and Ester Mae Burkhart Smith.

Surviving are one brother, Jerry L. Smith of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Patty Burkhart of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Burial was in Elihu Stump Cemetery, near Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/1/1994

RAYMOND C. SMITH

Raymond C. Smith, 84, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 1994, at his home after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, and had lived in the Akron area since 1943. He retired from B.F. Goodrich in 1971. He was an avid bowler and fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia; a son, Raymond Smith of Las Vegas, Nev.; four daughters, Jean Rittenour, Janice Aber and Nadine Kight, all of Akron, and Pauline Fiume of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services were held at Hecker Funeral Home, Uniontown, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/2/1996

ROXIE SMITH

Roxie Smith, 79, of Glenville, died Saturday, April 20, 1996, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Ewell and Nora Gross Stump. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.

Surviving are one brother, Leon Stump of Arnoldsburg; three sisters, Esther Swiger of Glenville, Violet Bean of Sand Fork and Irene Stump of Weston.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie K. Smith; three brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Robert Anderson officiating. Burial was in Sand Fork Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/17/1994

RUBY SMITH

Ruby Smith, 91, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, March 13, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Amos and Frances Kerby Smith. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co.

Surviving are his wife, Ona Roberts Smith; five daughters, Beulah Hayes of Phoenix, Ariz., Eula Allen of Clarington, Ohio, Betty Frame of Chandlersville, Ohio, Bonnie C. Bird of Grantsville and Freda Lakocy of Elyria, Ohio; four sons, Glendle Smith, of Clendenin, Donald Smith of Aurora, Colo., Dale Smith of Yonkers, N.Y., and Frank Smith of Massapequa, N.Y.; 57 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Denzil and Aden Smith; four brothers; and five sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


RUIE MILDRED SMITH

Memorial

     On August 21, 1919, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Smith and claimed for its victim the darling little infant Ruie Mildred Smith. She was born March 20, 1918, being at the time of her death 1 year 5 months and 1 day old.

Dearest Mildred thou hast left us,
He has claimed you his own,
You have gone to be with Jesus
But we know you're not alone.
Thou hast friendship with the Savior,
Thou wilt sit beside His throne,
Thou wilt sing his praises ever,
While we're weeping all alone.
Thou art sleeping, calmly sleeping
In thy lonely grave today;
We are weeping, sadly weeping,
For our darling's gone away.
Thou art gone, our darling Mildred,
Never more cans't thou return,
But we hope to meet thee Mildred
'Round God's bright eternal throne.

      The little body was laid to rest in the Norman Ridge cemetery, the funeral being conducted by Rev. C. G. Worrell of the M. E. Church, South.       -A Friend

(James Kendall)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RUTH E. SMITH

4/9/1998

Ruth Elizabeth Shafer Smith, 86, of The Willows Nursing Home, formerly of Parkersburg, died Friday, Apr. 3, 1998, at the nursing home.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Bertis Allen and Rebecca Ruth Pettit Shafer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Parkersburg and was employed by Wood County Board of Education as a secretary to the superintendent of schools for 14 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Judith Smith Ball of Parkersburg; one sister, Jeanette Rebecca Shafer of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, James A. Ball, Jr., of Toledo, Ohio, John R. Caldwell III of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mackenzie Ball and Tabitha Ball, both of Parkersburg; and two nieces, Dorcas Wallace of Belpre and Betty Hickman of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Donald Smith in 1981; one brother, Harold Shafer; and two sisters, Maude Randolph and Frances Zellers.

Services were held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Rev. William R. Thomas officiating. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 813 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/13/1994

DONALD R. SNIDER

Donald R. Snider, 76, of Jackson, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 1994, at Medical Center Hospital, Chillicothe, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late James and Esther Busch Snider. He was a retired employee of Goodyear Atomic and was a member of First Baptist Church at Jackson.

Surviving are his wife, Letha Holpp Snider, two daughters, Norma Wevurski and Janet Swaim, both of Fairborn, Ohio; one brother, Robert Snider of Brohard; two sisters, Ruby Keller of Brohard and Luella Maze of Parkersburg; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Jackson, with Rev. Fred Sparks officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/16/1995

EDNA JANE SNIDER

Edna Jane Richards Snider, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1995, of breast cancer, at her home in Billings, Mont.

She was born in Cremo (a town her merchant father named after a 5-cent cigar), the daughter of George Albert Richards and Luverna Arthur.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1936, and attended Marshall College and Glenville State College in pre-medical studies. She married William Dale Snider on Aug. 28, 1939, and while he worked in the Baltimore shipyards during World War II, she helped her father with gas leases and general business, eventually owning and running a hardware store from 1946 to 1954. The family relocated to Arizona in 1954 where she lived until her divorce in 1971. She moved to Montana in 1973. She was an artist who worked in all media.

Surviving are a son, Robert of Billings; a brother, Walter Carl Richards of Dublin, Ohio; three grandchildren, Kristin Bachman and Robert Jon Snider of Los Angeles, and Erika Sims of Billings; and two great-grandchildren, Kellen and MaKena Sims.

Arrangements were not announced. Memorials to St. Vincent Foundation, 1233 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101, or Big Sky Hospice, 1041 N. 29th St., Billings, MT 59101.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ESTA E. SNIDER

7/23/1998

Esta E. Snider, 84, of Parkersburg, died Monday, July 20, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late M.S. and Rilla W. Morrison Snider. He attended schools in Elizabeth. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Goodwill Sunday School Class. He retired from Union Carbide Metals, Marietta. He was a 50-year member of Parkersburg Lodge 169, AF&AM, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Jerusalem Chapter 3 RAM, Nemesis Temple AAONMS, Calvary Commandry 3 Knights Templar, where he had been a commander. He was grand representative to Grand Commandry of Mississippi, charter and 50-year member of Nemesis Temple Directors Staff, ambassador from Nemesis Temple, member of Shrine 100 Million Dollar Club, former member of Nomad Shrine Club, Pharr, Tex., charter member of Tip of Texas Shrine Club, Brownsville, Tex., Ohio Valley Shrine Club and Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, where he was a lifetime contributor. He was an honorary member of Omar Temple Directors Staff, Charleston, S.C., Zembo Temple Directors Staff, Harrisburg, Pa., Kenna Temple Directors Staff, Alexandria, VA., Anezah Temple Directors Staff, Mexico City, Mex., and Order of the Golden Crutch Shriners Hospital, Mexico City.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Anna Mae Robinson Snider; one daughter, Carol Ray of Akron; two grandsons, Scott Ray of Atlanta, Ga., and Brian Ray of Cummington, Maine; one great-grandson, Jackson Ray of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Eula Bonnette of Marietta; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. William R. Thomas, Dr. S. Ward Robinson and Dr.David A. Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Kinghts of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth, with Masonic rites by Parkersburg Lodge 169. Visitation was scheduled from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FLORENCE SNIDER

8/12/1999

Florence C. Snider, 94, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at Heartland of Preston County, Kingwood.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Thornton C. and Molly Thomas Cain. She was a longtime member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church, where she was a member of Mary Elizabeth Circle and the Women's Society of Christian Service. She was a 55-year member and past matron of Wirt Chapter 113, Order of Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, William Richard Snider of Kingwood and Edwin Cain Snider of Elizabeth; one daughter, Eleanor S. Sims of Kingwood; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Merrell Snider in 1981; four brothers, one sister, and one grandson.

Services were held at Elizabeth U.M. Church, with Rev. David A. Stackpole and Rev. Casey Stinespring officiating. Burial was in Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/18/1996

KATHLEEN L. SNIDER

Kathleen L. Snider, 76, of Pine View Nursing Home, Harris-ville, formerly of Brohard, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born in Brohard, a daughter of the late Chloe Edith Wilson. She was a life long homemaker and a member of Hartley Church of Christ, Brohard.

Surviving are an aunt, Ada Wilson of Munday; an uncle, Kenneth Kerns of Beverly, Ohio; and 12 cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Eugene Snider, in 1957; one sister, Betty Ann Arnold, in 1976; and an infant brother, John Wilson, in 1921.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Evangelist Eugene L. Conger officiating, and burial in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LETHA SNIDER

12/9/1999

Letha Holpp Snider, 82, of Fairborn, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Day-Spring Health Care, Fairborn.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John Wesley and Arzana Haught Holpp.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Garden Club in Jackson, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Janet Swaim and Norma Wevurski, both of Fairborn; one brother, Aves C. Holpp of Wilks-boro, N.C.; three sisters, Zelda Stafford of Dover, N.H., Barbara Skogen of Brevard, N.C., and Melvina Anderson of Vienna; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Snider, and one brother, John Holpp, Jr. Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/11/1996

MILDRED G. SNIDER

Mildred G. Snider, 78, of Walker, died Saturday, April 6, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

She was born in Pine Grove, a daughter of the late Carl and Annie Keller Eagle. She was a member of Hoy Chapel.

Surviving are two sons, William W. Snider of Walker and Adrian E. Snider of Williamstown; four sisters, Ruth Dye of Big Springs, Madlyn Bednar of Grantsville, Oma Gean Williams of Big Root and Wanda Miller of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Icel Snider; one brother; and three sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Gainer Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RUTH E. MAZE SNIDER

12/16/1999

Ruth E. Maze Snider, 94, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born near Industry in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Samuel M. and Mettie J. Garrison Maze. She was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church, Parkersburg for nearly 65 years. She assisted her late husband in the operation of Snider Plumbing and Heating Co. for more than 30 years.

Surviving are one son, Basil Snider, Jr. of Midlothian, Va.; one half-sister, Willa Mae Maze Martin of South Bend, Ind.; three grandchildren; one step-grandson; and seven great-grandchildren..

She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil M. Snider; her stepmother, Lona Coberly Maze; two sisters, Edith Cutright and Bernadine Locke; and two brothers, Joseph and Paul Maze.

Services were held at the Seventh Street United Methodist Church, with pastors Steve Rhoades and her nephew, Pastor Dr. William Snider, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

VIRGIL G. SNIDER

3/26/1998

Virgil G. Snider, 87, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Mar. 17, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Manley S. and Rilla D. Morrison Snider. He retired from the Town of Williamstown where he worked in the water department. He was a member of Seventh Street Methodist Church and a former police officer in Elizabeth and Williamstown.

Surviving are three daughters, Iva Massey and Peggy Bradley, both of Parkersburg, and Dottie Whited of Pettyville; one son, Emmett Furner of Coolville; one sister, Eula Bonnette of Marietta; one brother, Esta Snider of Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Sarah S. Snider; one sister, Mildred Hayes; four brothers, Clyde Snider, Merrill Snider, Darrell Snider and John Snider; and two daughters, Amanda Longaberger and Maebell Clark.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Frank Plybon officiating. Burial was in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLARD F. SNIDER

10/23/1997

Willard F. Snider, 78, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Rev. J.M. and Viola Shimer Snider. He was retired from Pennzoil Corp. and was a member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Veon Snider of Big Springs; four sons, James W. Snider, Lyle Wayne Snider, Timothy J. Snider, all of Big Springs, and Donald M. Snider of Harrisville; two daughters, Janice Blair of Big Bend and Jeanie Hickman of Big Springs; one brother, Martin J. Snider of Parkersburg; four sisters, Lottie Belt of Mineral Wells, Bernice Kral of Missouri, Lela Mathess of Columbus and Gladys Johnson of Williamstown; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, near Big Springs. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLIAM RICHARD SNIDER

10/28/1999

William Richard Snider, 71, of Kingwood, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Freed, the son of the late Merrell and Florence Cain Snider. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army and was a retired general contractor and master electrician. He was a member of Carpenter's Union Local #604, Wirt County Lodge #82, AF&AM, and Kingwood Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Norma Wotring Snider; one son, G. Fredric Snider of Morgantown; one brother, Cain Snider of Elizabeth; one sister, Eleanor Sims of Kingwood; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one nephew, Tim Sims.

Services were held at Kingwood Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Whaley officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, with military graveside services conducted by Preston County VFWs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/11/1995

EDNA O. SNYDER

Edna O. Snyder, 81, of Tallmadge, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 1995. She was born in West Virginia and lived in the Suffield/ Uniontown area all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Nazarene Church.

She is survived by son, John Snyder of Madison, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Tom Lee of Uniontown; daughter-in-law, Karen Laufenbuger of Hartville, Ohio; grand-children, Randy Tonkovich, Beth Ann Faulk, Malinda Sorboro, Sheri Baker, Chris Lee, and Jennifer, Alexis, and Diane Snyder; brother, Edward Starcher; and sisters, Geneva Ufert, Elizabeth Williams, Madeline Creekmore, and Donna Unger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest E., in 1988; a son, James, in 1977; and a grandson, Jay Tonkovich, in 1979.

Services were held at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Uniontown, with Rev. William D. Lee officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/20/1994

JOHN H. SNIDER

John H. Snider, 76, of Salem, formerly of Stumptown, died Monday, Oct. 17, 1994, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Center, Clarksburg, after a brief illness.

He was born on Birch Run, Doddridge County, a son of the late Albert and Lilly Stutler Snider. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lavada E. Perine Snider of Salem; one daughter, Carolyn Strauss of Belpre; two sons, Leon Snider of Waverly, Ohio, and Larry Snider of Denton, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Wiladean Thomas of Salem; four stepsons, Junior Perine of Morgantown, William Nicholas, Arnet Lee Nicholas and Clavis Nicholas, all of Salem; two sisters, Norma Paul of Salem and Mary White of St. Marys; two brothers, Rev. Jennings Snider of Brookfield, Ohio, and William Snider of Savannah, Ga.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Adalene Suttle Snider; one son; and two brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Edward Perine officiating, and burial to be in Collins-Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 December 1999

LETHA SNIDER

Letha Holpp Snider, 82, of Fairborn, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Day- Spring Health Care, Fairborn.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John Wesley and Arzana Haught Holpp. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Garden Club in Jackson, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Janet Swaim and Norma Wevurski, both of Fairborn; one brother, Aves C. Holpp of Wilksboro, N.C.; three sisters, Zelda Stafford of Dover, N.H., Barbara Skogen of Brevard, N.C., and Melvina Anderson of Vienna; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Snider, and one brother, John Holpp, Jr.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 February 2000

RAY SNIDER

E. Ray Snider, 60, of Elizabeth, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of James L. and Geneva Heiney Snider of Grantsville. He was a U.S. Air Force, veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed at Bob 's Mobile Homes.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Penny Easton; two daughters, Peggy Waugh and Debby Snider, both of Ravenna, Ohio; two sons, Randy and Jason Snider of Ravenna; three step-daughters, Amanda Easton, Andrea Easton and Jessie Easton, all of Elizabeth; two brothers, James F. Snider of Ravenna and Andrew Snider of Arnoldsburg; three sisters, Doris J. Davis of Spencer, Sandra Ferrebee of Ravenna and Wanda Crawford of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one step-grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney and Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Betts Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 December 1999

RUTH MAZE SNIDER

Ruth Maze Snider, 94, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born near Industry in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Samuel M. and Mettie J. Garrison Maze. She was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, for nearly 65 years. She assisted her late husband in the operation of Snider Plumbing and Heating Co. for more than 30 years.

Surviving are one son, Basil Snider, Jr., of Midlothian, Va.; one half-sister, Willa Mae Maze Martin of South Bend, Ind.; three grandchildren; one step- grandson; and seven great-grandchldren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil M. Snider; her step-mother, Lona Coberly Maze; two sisters, Edith Cutright and Bernadine Locke; and two brothers, Joseph and Paul Maze.

Services were held at Seventh Street U. M. Church, with Pastor Steve Rhoades and her nephey, Pastor Dr. William Snider, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/11/1994

VERA E. SNIDER

Vera E. Snider, 74, of Brohard, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Freed, a daughter of the late Mary Evelyn McCray. She was a homemaker and lived in the Brohard area all of her life. She was the oldest member of Strait Creek Baptist Church, Brohard, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 73 of Grantsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Kelley of Brohard and Karen Boles of St. Albans; one son, Joseph B. Snider of Mineral Wells; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony H. Snider.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William P. Snider and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Brohard.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 October 1999

WILLIAM RICHARD SNIDER

William Richard Snider, 71, of Kingwood, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Freed, the son of the late Merrell and Florence Cain Snider. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army and was a retired general contractor and master electrician. He was a member of Carpenter's Union Local #604, Wirt county Lodge #82, AF&AM, and Kingwood Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Norma Wotring Snider; one son, G. Fredric Snider of Morgantown; one brother, Cain Snider of Elizabeth; one sisster, Eleanor Sims of Kingwood; two grandchildren; and severl nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one nephew, Tim Sims.

Services were held at Kingwood Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Whaley officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, with military graveside services conducted by Preston County VFWs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Charleston Gazette" - September 27, 1997

WILLARD F. SNIDER

Willard F. Snider, 78, of Big Springs, Calhoun County, died Oct. 26, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was retired from Pennzoil Corp. and a member of Holy Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving: wife, Hazel Veon Snider; sons, James W., Lyle, and Timothy J., all of Big Springs, Donald M. of Harrisville; aughters, Janice Blair of Big Bend, Jeanie Hickman of Big Springs; brother, Martin J. of Parkersburg; sisters, Lottie Belt of Mineral Wells, Bernice Kral of Missouri, Lela Mathess of Columbus, Ohio, Gladys Johnson of Williamstown; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, near Big Springs. Burial will be in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/24/1994

HAROLD A. SORENSEN

Harold A. Sorensen, 64, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Nov. 14, 1994, at Americare-Arlington Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Providence, R.I., a son of the late Harold A. and Elsa Victoria Anderson Sorensen, Sr. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran and retired from Curtis Industries of Eastlake, Ohio, where he worked as a systems analyst and computer programmer.

Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Flanders Sorensen; two daughters, Victoria Moroney of Euclid, Ohio and Denise Starcher of Arnoldsburg; one son, Anthony Sorensen of Eastlake; two sisters, Elsa Coski of Providence, R. I., and Dorothy Gangi of Streetsboro, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Don Tranel officiating. Burial was in Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

FORREST SOUTHALL

12/10/1998

Forrest W. Southall, 64, of Ripley, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at home.

He was a graduate of Ripley High School and Marietta College and received a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University. He was a retired district director of USDA's Farmers Home Administration (which included Calhoun), and taught in Braxton County schools and West Virginia University.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Rosemarie Shaw Southall; two daughters, Elizabeth S. Southall of Dunbar and Anne M. Zorn of Kentucky; two step-sons, Shayne F. and David P. Shamblen of St. Albans; two step-daughters, Lisa I. Harris and Teresa A. James of St. Albans; one sister, Rose Marie Clegg of Parkersburg; aunt, Ethel Ball of Pleasant Hill; cousin, Ila Grey Snider of Pleasant Hill; and two grandsons.

Services were held at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, with Rev. William McMor an offi i ting. Burial was in Fairplain Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

VIRGINIA ELLEN SOUTHWELL

4/23/1998

Virginia (Virgie) Ellen Southwell, 78, died Saturday, Mar. 7, 1998, at her daughter's home in Delray Beach, Fla.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Howard S. and Bertha J. Deems Jones. Her hobbies were cooking, gardening and music. She was a member of Gladwin Eagles #3292 and had been voted Mother of the Year. She was baptized by Prosperity Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Cannon of Chicago, Ill., and Betty Anderson of Delray Beach; two grandchildren, Eric Anderson of Aurora, Ill., and Michelle Oatley of Delray Beach; great-granddaughter, Madison Oatley of Delray Beach; two sisters, Freda Twoey of Burton, Ohio, and Mildred Howell of Grantsville; three brothers, Willard Jones of Five Forks, and Chester Jones and Everett Jones, both of Grantsville; and second family, Grenvul Southwell, Ron Southwell, Carolyn Kareus and Vance Southwell of Michigan; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert F. Grogg; her second husband, William W. Southwell; one daughter, Vonda; two sisters, Hester and Ruth; five brothers, Bennie, Troy, Harley, Clifford and Franklin; and one grandson, Joel Southwell.

Services will be held Saturday, Apr. 25, 11 a.m., at Saunders Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Calhoun County Hospice Fund at Calhoun County Bank.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/15/1996

CECIL W. SPENCER

Cecil W. Spencer, 74, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Clem and Cora Smith Spencer. He was retired from A.B. Chance Co., Parkersburg, after 39 years of service. He was a member of Mount Olivet Lodge No. 3, AF&AM, Parkersburg, and Scottish Rite Bodies of Parkersburg. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Belpre.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Price Spencer; three stepsons, Louie Dotson, Randy Fluharty and Rodney Fluharty, all of Parkers-burg; two stepdaughters, Pam Cooper of Mineral Wells and Diane Bennett of Davisville; one brother, Harley D. Spencer of Parkers-burg; and one sister, Clarabell Cottrill of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ester Woodford.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/20/1994

JAMES ALVA SPENCER

James Alva Spencer, 80, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Rev. Herbert and Roxie Lena Haverty Spencer. He was a graduate of Spencer High School, where he played four years on the football team. He was retired from DuPont after 33 years of service and was a beekeeper. He attended Grace Gospel Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Jo Ann Wilson of Parkersburg; two brothers, Patrick S. Spencer of Parkersburg and Ira Spencer of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Ezra Spencer, Elber Spencer, Wilbur Spencer, Weldon Spencer, Charles Spencer, and Ray Spencer; and three sisters, Dola Petty, Arvilla McGlothlin, and Dessie Spencer.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Bill Angel officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/14/1995

PATRICK S. SPENCER

Patrick Seldon Spencer, 88, of Worthington Manor Health Care Center, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1995, at the center.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Rev. Herbert and Roxie Haverty Spencer. He was a farmer until 1944. He went to work for Ames Co. at the start of World War II, retiring after 25 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, Eugene Spencer of Vincent and Austil Spencer of Richfield, Ohio; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Irene Lovett officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Roane County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/14/1995

RAYMOND D. SPENCER

Raymond D. Spencer, 84, of Mineral Wells, died Friday, Sept. 8, 1995, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Oka, a son of the late Emory and Serepta White Spencer. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in California in the 1930s and as a Naval civilian employee at Mare Island Naval Base, California, during the war. He later worked in the real estate business in Parkersburg during the 1940s and 50s. He moved to Plant City, Fla., where he lived for 17 years, serving as director of maintenance at International Mineral and Chemicals Corp. He retired to Mineral Wells in 1985. He served as superin-tendent of Advent Christian Church, Clover, in his early life and was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 10 years, Leona Gilcrest Spencer; one son, William Ron Spencer of Spartanburg, S.C.; two daughters, Sandra L. Antony of Washington, Va., and Linda R. Spencer of Rockland County, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruby Williams of Parkersburg and Virginia DeLille of Fernandina Beach, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cleo Mitchell Spencer, in 1984; two brothers, George Spencer and Everett Spencer; and four sisters, Macie Hickman, Tracie DeLille, Fanny Moore and Gladys Nesselrode.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Clover Ridge Cemetery, near Spencer, with Elder Randell Murphy and Elder David Ripley officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/29/1996

ELIZABETH SPRINGSTON

Elizabeth Springston, 76, of Gallatin, Tenn., died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at Gallatin Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Kanawha County, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ivy Anderson Spencer. She was a resident of West Virginia for 40 years and of Gallatin the past 29 years. She was a member of Hendersonville Missionary Baptist Church, and was a past member of Two Runs Baptist Church, Wirt County.

Surviving are one daughter, Robin Lynn Beavers of Hendersonville; two stepbrothers, Donnie Springston and Larry Springston, both of Grantsville; four stepsisters, Carol Reynolds of Grantsville, Debbie Springston of Gallatin, Kathy Springston of San Diego, Calif., and Carol O'Brien of Jacksonville, Fla.

Services were held at Two Runs Baptist Church, with Donald Spencer officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

FRANCES SPRINGSTON

1/8/1998

Frances Springston, 86, of Route 2, Stumptown, W. Va., died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, in Parkersburg.

She was born in Stumptown, a daughter of the late John Judson and Mellie Shock Springston. She was a graduate of Glenville State College and received her master's degree in education from West Virginia University. She taught school in West Virginia and Ohio for 38 years, and was also a librarian at Hamilton Junior High School. She was a member of Brooks Bird Club, active member of Farm Bureau, a member of Wood County Retired Teachers Association, West Virginia Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, American Association of University Women and Rosedale Baptist Church, Rosedale, W. Va.

Surviving are three sisters, Evelyn Taggart and Adah McClain, both of Parkersubrg, and Edna Mahaffey of Pocomoke City, Md.; three nieces; three nephews; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and five great-great-nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Rosedale Baptist Church, Rosedale, with the Rev. Roger Stewart officiating. Burial in Rosedale Baptist Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - 7 December 1999

HAZEL PEARL SPROUSE

Hazel Pearl Sprouse, 80, of Normantown died Dec. 5, 1999, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Upper Steer Run Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Elaine Morris, Janice Hendershot, Carol Harper, Crolis Stump and Verle Brown, all of Normantown, Betty Jenkins and Janette Ramezal, both of Glenville, Sharon Zirkle of Mabie, Eileen Richardson of Spencer; sons, Stephen and Colin, both of Normantown, Delmas and Kenneth, both of Parkersburg; brothers, Floyd and Clark Grimes, both of Ohio, Russell Grimes of Salem, Uriah Hezekiah Grimes, Jr. of Bridgeport, Roy Paul Grimes of Coxs Mills; sisters, Madeline Pritt of Bridgeport, Elsie Alltop of Coxs Mills, Barbara Marks of Moundsville; 44 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Upper Steer Run Baptist Church, Normantown, with Elder Rogert Stewart and Elder Michael Richardson officiating.

Burial will be in Turner Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, and a half-hour prior to service at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

FLORA STALLMAN

4/30/1998

Flora Ellen Stallman, 91, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Apr. 23, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Grant Ulysses and Sarah French Slider Stout. She was a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Delbert E. Stallman of Norton, Ohio; one daughter, Delma Irene McEndree of Parkersburg; one sister, Esta Hayhurst of Vienna; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grand-children; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Carl Stallman; one son, Freddie Junior Stallman; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at South Parkersburg United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kermit Poling officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/27/1994

HOWARD W. STALLMAN

Howard W. Stallman, 81, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Alfred Edgar and Leona Richards Stallman. He was a lifelong resident of Wirt County, and a United Methodist by faith.

Surviving are three sisters, Lillian Stallman of Charleston, Maude Stallman of Elizabeth, and Gladys Cheuvront of Parkersburg; nine nieces; one nephew; and several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Eula Garretson, in 1971; and one niece.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Michael E. Taylor and Rev. Gladson Grim officiating, and burial in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LILLIAN H. STALLMAN

5/21/1998

Lillian H. Stallman, 79, of Charleston, died Friday, May 15, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Alfred Edgar and Leona Richards Stallman. She graduated from Wirt County High School and retired from W.Va. Dept. of Tax and Revenue, Charleston. She was a member of Christ United Metho-dist Church, Charleston, and former member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews; and special friends, John and Sally McClaugherty of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Stallman, and three sisters, Eula Garretson, Gladys Cheuvront and Maude Stallman.

Graveside services were held at Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth, with Rev. Paul G. Rebelo officiating. Memorial services were held at Christ United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Keith Clarke officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/5/1994

MAUDE STALLMAN

Maude Stallman, 85, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Apr. 29, 1994, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Alfred Edgar and Leona Richards Stallman. She worked at U.S. Quarry Tile Co., Parkersburg, for over 16 years. She was a longtime member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Wirt County. Surviving are two sisters, Lillian Stallman of Charleston and Gladys Cheuvront of Parkersburg; nine nieces; one nephew; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Howard W. Stallman, in January; one sister, Eula Garretson, in 1971; and one niece.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Michael E. Taylor and Rev. Gladson Grim officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CLARKSON "BEE" STALNAKER

6/24/1999

Clarkson "Bee" Stalnaker, 71, of Harrisville, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late Clark L. and Nora Hughes Stalnaker.

He graduated from Calhoun County High School and worked for Union Carbide, Sistersville, for 18 years before retiring. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Harrisville, Harrisville IOOF Lodge #99, Hope Rebekah Lodge #30, and Harrisville Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife, Opah Moore Stalnaker; one brother, James Stalnaker of Spencer; four sisters, Emma Peel of Minnora, Brunna Penman of Mesa, Ariz.; Juanita Shoirb of Tucson, Ariz., and Naomi Sims of Waterloo, S.C.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Fenton, Euell and Eukel Stalnaker; and one sister, Eopha Jones.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Eileen Schneider officiating. Burial was in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/17/1994

FLORA M. STALNAKER

Flora M. Stalnaker, 83, of Tanner, died Friday, Feb. 11, 1994, at Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Frank and Roxie Blosser Connolly. She taught school in Wood and Gilmer counties. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Tanner.

Surviving are one son, Bantz Stalnaker of Tanner; two daughters, Grace Stalnaker of Salem and Dollie Eaton of Vienna; one brother, Roy Connolly of Davisville; four sisters, Mabel Bennett and Grace Nichols, both of Grantsville, Frankie Mowery of Creston and Virginia Tolle of Barberton, Ohio; one half sister, Ellie Duskey of Mt. Zion; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bantz Stalnaker, in July 1993; one brother; four sisters; two half-brothers; and one half-sister.

Services were held at Stumptown Baptist Church with Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GUY STALNAKER, JR.

10/23/1997

Guy Stalnaker, Jr., 74, of North Citrus Circle, Zellwood, Fla., died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Zellwood.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, a son of the late Guy, Sr., and Emma Parks Stalnaker. He moved to central Florida in 1967 from Glenville. He was a World War II U.S. Naval Air Corps veteran where he was a naval aviator. He was a retired manager for Eckerd Drugs. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 118 AF&AM of Glenville, Scottish Rite of Orlando, Fla., a Shriner, and a member of First Baptist Church, Mount Dora, Fla.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Howard Stalnaker of Zellwood; one daughter, Rebecca Archer of Marietta; one sister, Leah Martino of Clarksburg; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Mount Dora, with Rev. Richard Hamel officiating. Graveside services were held at Bridgeport Cemetery, with Rev. Bob Walker officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/30/1994

NANCY STALNAKER

Nancy Stalnaker, 76, of Spencer, died Friday, June 24, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John and Anna Mae McKown. She was a retired employee of Gordon Memorial Hospital and was a member of Fairview Church in Calhoun County.

Surviving are two daughters, Zelda Goodwin and Jean Kelley, both of Ashland, Ohio; two sons, Charles Stalnaker of Palestine and Stanley Stalnaker of Spencer; three sisters, Vada Brannon of Akron, Ohio, Dessie Greathouse of Spencer, and Geraldean Hall of Ashland; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark M. Stalnaker; one brother, and six sisters.

Services were held at Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Bowen officiating. Burial was in Slate Cemetery near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

OPAL STALNAKER

2/12/1998

Opal Riddell Foster Stalnaker, 99, of Billings, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at Ravenswood Care Center.

She was born in Triplett, a daughter of the late George Richard and Alice Chenoweth Riddell.

She was a 1918 Spencer High School graduate, attended Marshall College, and taught school in Roane County. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are one daughter, Eleanor Grudier of Billings; three stepdaughters, Emma Lou Chenoweth of Ravenna, Ohio, Orma Downs of Southington, Ohio, and Glenna Fleming of Arnoldsburg; one son, Thomas Vint Foster, Jr., of Belpre; two stepsons, William Harley Stalnaker of Douglas, Alaska, and Paul Stalnaker of Millstone; 15 stepgrandchildren; eight great-grand-children; and several stepgreat-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Vint Foster; second husband, Fenton R. Stalnaker; one daughter, Opal Geraldine Phillips; three sisters, Barcelena Kemmer, Lillian Star-key and Mary McCulty; and one brother, Chatham "Chat" Riddell.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RONALD "GENE" STALNAKER

7/15/1999

Ronald "Gene" Stalnaker, 71, of Grass Run, Gilmer County, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at his farm on Tater Knob following a farm accident.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of Wynona Brannon Stalnaker of Grass Run and the late Okey Stalnaker, Jr. He was a local businessman, oil and gas producer, and farmer. He was a World War II veteran, having been stationed in Japan. He was also a 50-year member of Hardman Fork Baptist Church, Grass Run, where he was a deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Audra Ancell Stalnaker; one son, Ronald Gene Stalnaker, Jr., of Grass Run; four daughters, Barbara Miller, Judith Smith and Sherri L. Wildman, all of Grass Run, and Sandi Rankin of Mentor, Ohio; three brothers, Richard "Dick" Stalnaker and William "Bill" Stalnaker, both of Glenville, and Okey L. Stalnaker of Grass Run; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Hardman Fork Baptist Church, with Elder Charles Fisher and Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Meadow Lane Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/19/1996

ROXIE M. STALNAKER

Roxie M. Spicer Stalnaker, 88, of Rockville, Md., formerly of Millstone, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Gaithersburg, Md., following a brief illness.

She was born in Wetzel County, a daughter of Curtis and Gertrude McHenry Butler. She was a homemaker, school cafeteria worker, and sales clerk. She taught Sunday School for over 30 years, most of them at Hepzibah Baptist Church, Gilmer County. She was a member of Tri-County Baptist Church, Damascas, Md.

Surviving are one daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Spicer Peters of Rockville; one sister, Gertrude Amos of Gallatin, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orval Spicer; her second husband, Rev. J. Walter Stalnaker; and three sisters.

Services were held at Sand Fork Baptist Church, with Rev. Bob Rich and Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Sand Fork Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

THOMAS L. STAMP

1/16/1997

Thomas Leroy Stamp, 85, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, following a lengthly illness.

He was born in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late John Goulding Stamp and Jessie May Cooper Stamp.

He was a retired civil engineer and worked for Cabot Gas Co. and was district engineer for W.Va. Dept. of Highways from 1962-70, and worked for Fourco Glass Co. until his retirement in 1976. He was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and a member of Order of Jerusalem. He served on the Bridgeport Planning Commission and was a member of city council from 1975-79. He was a former member of Bridgeport Lions Club and Bridgeport Country Club. He retired with 20 years of service from the Navy, serving from 1942-62 with rank of commander.

Surviving are his second wife, Nona Maxine Baker Sturm; two sons, Lt. Col. John Morris Stamp, Ret., Niceville, Fla., and Thomas Lee Stamp of Bridgeport; one step-son, Jackson "Jack" Sturm of Bridgeport; three grandsons, William Thomas Stamp, Athens, Ohio, Capt. John Michael Stamp, Republic of Panama, and Jennings Thomas Stamp, Bridgeport; one step-grandson, Scott Sturm, Redlands, Calif.; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice Morris, in 1986.

Services were held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with Rev. Fr. Leonard Gross officiating. Burial was in Bridgeport Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/24/1994

STELLA E. STANLEY

Stella E. Stanley, 91, of Vienna, died Friday, Feb. 18, 1994, at Care Haven of Pleasants County.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late S.M. and Ida Cunningham. She was a representative for Stanley Home Products, a former employee of American Viscose and a former school teacher. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are one daughter, Garnet Ortli of Youngstown; two grandchildren, Stan McPherson of Vienna and Shirley Lanier of Columbus; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Stanley, in 1969; one great-granddaughter; one brother; and two sisters.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Harvey Thomas officiating. Burial was in Farson Cemetery, Murphytown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ALMA STARCHER

6/3/1999

Alma M. Starcher, 70, of Campbell Addition, Spencer, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Ulysses S. Grant and Delma Gladys Alvis Greathouse. She was retired from Spencer State Hospital and was a member of Full Gospel Lighthouse, Big Bend.

Surviving are four daughters, Janet Starcher of Parkersburg, Shirley Gainer and Eva Chapman, both of Spencer, and Emma Walker of Big Bend; two sisters, Mary Catherine Berentine of Pensacola, Fla., and Ruth Ann Jett of Wyoming; five brothers, Emory "Pete" Greathouse, Kenneth Greathouse and David Great-house, all of Spencer, Samuel Greathouse of Parkersburg and Ronnie Joe Greathouse of Cleveland; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Starcher; one brother, Grant Greathouse, Jr.; and one sister, Mildred L. Bennington.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. David Carpenter and Rev. Randy Whited officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BERNARD O. STARCHER

10/9/1997

Bernard O. Starcher, 75, of Lick Fork Road, Roane County, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Richardson, a son of the late Sylvester "Ves" and Mae Langford Starcher. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and retired from Columbia Gas with several years of service. He was a member of Spencer Church of the Nazarene and was an avid supporter of West Virginia University athletics. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Roberts Starcher; one daughter, Tammy Starcher Bush of Spencer; two sisters, Joretta Foster of Vienna and Opal Stout of Cottageville; one brother, Rex Starcher of Spencer; one grandson, Joey Bush; and two step-granddaughters, Misty and Kayla Bush.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Ray Starcher; three sisters, Earliss Starcher, Goldie Young and Ruth Simmons; and three brothers, Willard Starcher, Alvin Starcher and O.L. "Bill" Starcher.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Tim Bess officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

BERTHEL S. STARCHER

11/5/1998

Berthel S. (Buck) Starcher, 71, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Nov 1, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.

He was born at Printer, Boone County, the son of the late Albert and Della Gibson Starcher. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, former employee of Mohawk Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, and retired inspector of W.Va. Dept of Highways. He was a former Cub Scout Master of Pack #436 and was an active supporter of Calhoun County band and athletic programs.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth M. Starcher; five sons, Alan Starcher of Kent, Ohio, Rodney and Wesley Starcher, both of Akron, and Eric and Jeffrey Starcher, both of Mt. Zion; two stepsons, Danny Carpenter of Mt. Zion and Tim Carpenter of Creston; and three brothers, Bruce Starcher of Madison, Boyd Starcher of Seth and Bob Starcher of Mt. Zion.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Atkinson; one brother, Bethel Starcher; and one step-son, Mike Carpenter.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Visitation was scheduled 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, and one hour prior to the services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BETHEL B. STARCHER

5/27/1997

Bethel B. Starcher, 72, of Cremo, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Cabot, Boone County, a son of the late Albert and Della Gibson Starcher. He was a former oil and gas field worker.

Surviving are four brothers, Bruce Starcher of Uneeda, Boyd Starcher of Seth, and Berthel Starcher and Bobby Starcher, both of Mt. Zion.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harold Duskey officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - May 21, 1997

BETHEL B. STARCHER

Bethel B. Starcher, 72, of Mount Zion, Calhoun County, died May 19, 1997, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after a long illness.

He was a native of Cabot, Boone County, and a former oil and gas field worker.

Surviving: brothers, Bruce of Uneeda, Boyd of Seth, Berthel and Bobby, both of Mount Zion.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Harold Duskey officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive United Methodist Church cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/25/1996

BUSTER STARCHER

Buster Starcher, 65, died Thursday, April 18, 1996.

He was born at Richardsonville, a son of the late Harley Pete and Ruth Duskey Starcher.

He was a resident of Barberton, Ohio, for 45 years and retired from Rockwell after 36 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Dessel Richards Starcher of Barberton; a son, Michael Starcher; daughters and son-in-laws, Loretta and Jim Gainer of Barberton, Terrie and Mitch Shafer of Enid, Okla.; grandchildren, Timothy and Jason Gainer, Samantha Shafer; brothers, J.T. Starcher and Robert Wayne Starcher of Parkersburg, Golden Starcher of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Charles Starcher of Grantsville; and sisters, Freeda McCune of Barberton, Fae Kerby of Mt. Zion and Joyce Bouvia of Madison, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Starcher.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/11/1995

CECIL E. STARCHER

Cecil E. Starcher, 82, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 24, 1995.

He was born in West Virginia and lived most of his life in Akron, retiring from B.F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Co. He was an Army veteran of WWII and was a member of Akron Baptist Temple.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Connie of Akron, Ohio, and Roger and Darlene of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Tammy, Dawn, Amy, Josh and Kathryn; brothers, Leon of Akron and Cliff of West Virginia; sister, Minnie Zinn of West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn "Berdine"; three sisters; and two brothers. Services were held at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, Ohio, with Rev. William D. Lee officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CHARLES STARCHER

8/28/1997

Charles Starcher, 63, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at Estelle's Hospice House, Ocala, Fla.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Dennis and Golda Roberts Starcher. He retired from Midland Grocery Co. after 38 years of service, ending his career as manager. He was a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma Waldron Starcher of Parkers-burg; one son, Charles Michael Starcher of Parkersburg; two daughters, Belinda Sue Lee of Parkersburg and Shelly Batten of Walker; two stepsons, Chris Waldron of Parkersburg and Cliff Waldron of Washington, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Camille Waldron, Celeste Ross, both of Parkersburg, and Candace Waldron of Columbus; one sister, Louise Davis of Slate; one aunt, Minnie Zinn of Parkersburg; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Starcher.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Brian Jones officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/10/1996

CHESTER D. STARCHER

Chester D. Starcher, 73, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Fred and Eva Bethel Hall Starcher. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II. He was retired from Spencer State Hospital. He attended Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are his wife, Alma M. Greathouse Starcher of Spencer; four daughters, Janet Leek of Belpre, Shirley Gainer and Eva Chapman, both of Spencer, and Emma Walker of Big Bend; two sisters, Ada Webb of Spencer and Opal Mace of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Fred Starcher, Jr., of Arnoldsburg; and six grand-children.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Starcher.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/9/1995

DENNIS STARCHER

Dennis Starcher, 86, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Marshall and Margaret Blake Starcher. He attended Calhoun County schools. He had been a farmer and was retired from Calhoun General Hospital where he was an orderly. He attended 14th Avenue Gospel Mission.

Surviving are his wife, Freeda Roberts Starcher; one daughter, Barbara Wagoner of the home; and three sisters, Elah Whisman and Eulah Kerby, both of Mt. Zion, and Lova Slider of Millstone. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/29/1996

DENVER R. STARCHER

Denver R. Starcher, 77, of Mud Fork, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Clay County, a son of the late John G. and Elizabeth Tanner Starcher. He was a retired combustion engineer for Ford Motor Co., Brookpark, Ohio. He was a member of Seville Masonic Lodge No. 74 AF&AM.

Surviving are his wife, Dora E. Shafer Starcher; four daughters, Betty Cowger of Sutton, Cathy Ruckman of Yadkinville, N.C., Becky Lance of Creston, Ohio, and Bobbi McLuch of Seville, Ohio; four sisters, Ivy Drake of Ivydale, Madge Lamb of St. Albans, Gladys Dague of Orlando, Fla., and Hilda Douglas of Westfield Center, Ohio; seven brothers, Andy Starcher of Clay, Orville Starcher of Ivydale, James Starcher of Chloe, Shirley Starcher of Nebo, Corbett Starcher of Creston, Ohio, Roscoe Starcher of Seville, and Dennis Starcher of North Ridgeville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Shafer Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DONALD DALE STARCHER

4/8/1999

Report has been received of the death of Donald Dale Starcher, 59. He was born in Rocksdale, the son of the late Gordie Starcher and Mildred Starcher Denning of Michigan.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Mary Sampson Starcher; two daughters, Ruth Ann and Sharren; five sons, Don, David, Danny, Wayne and Bobby; two brothers, Bob Starcher of Hudson, Ohio, and Gordie Starcher, Jr., of Minter, Ohio; two sisters, Doris Dunlap and Tonya Denning of Michigan; 25 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, Henry's Fork.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DOYLE G. STARCHER

2/26/1998

Doyle G. Starcher, 59, of Mt. Zion died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in Veterans Administration Hospital, Clarksburg, following a long illness.

He was born in Altizer, a son of the late Everett and Eva Lynch Starcher. He was a driller in the oil and gas production industry and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving are one daughter, Tracy Lynn Starcher, address unknown; one sister, Rebecca Hardway of Duck; and one brother, Charles Starcher of Sandyville.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EVELYN E. STARCHER

10/15/98

Evelyn E. Starcher, 71, of Alliance, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Alliance Community Hospital, following a long illness.

She was born in Cabin Creek, the daughter of the late Oscar and Kattie Hicks Elkins. She was a 1948 graduate of Spencer High School and attended nursing training at the former Gordon Memorial Hospital, Spencer. She was a former employee of Mayer-Marks Furniture Co., accounting division, Cleveland, Ohio, and was a residence of Alliance for 25 years. She was a Past Noble Grand of Holly Rebekah Lodge, Salem, Ohio, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Lodge #202, Willoughby, Ohio, and Alliance Senior Citizens. She was an avid bowler.

Surviving are her husband, Oris V. Starcher; three sisters, Virginia Daniels of Orange City, Fla., Jerri Music of Canton, Mich., and Nina Collins of Columbus; and two brothers, Vernon Elkins of Jackson, Mich., and Oscar Elkins of Calif.

She was preceded in death by her foster parents, Louis and Laura Rowh, and two sisters, Lena Jacobs and Mary Mallory.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

FOSTER STARCHER

6/11/1998

Foster "Smiley" Starcher, 76, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Elliot and Eva Williams Starcher. He resided in Parkersburg during his adult life. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Monongahela Power Co., Parkersburg Division. He was a member of Parkersburg Restoration Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Wright Starcher; one daughter, Deanna Starcher Whitehair of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and one son, Larry Wayne Starcher of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Allen Starcher, and two brothers.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Elder Rex Jude and Elder Orval Cottrill officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FRED STARCHER, JR.

7/29/1999

Fred Starcher, Jr., 73, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at his home.

He was born in Rocksdale, the son of the late Fred and Eva Bethel Hall Starcher, Sr. He retired in 1987 after 35 years of service at the former Spencer Hospital. He was a former employee of Denbigh-Garrett License and Title Service, Spencer, and a member of Spencer 7th Day Adventist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Christine Church Starcher; three sons, James Fredrick Starcher and Roger Mark Starcher, both of Arnoldsburg, and David Allen Starcher of Millstone; two sisters, Opal Mace of Arnoldsburg and Ada Webb of Spencer; and two grandchildren, Kristyn Starcher and Cody Starcher.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Starcher and Chester Starcher.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Walter Fry officiating, and burial in Starcher Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/21/1995

GLEN E. STARCHER

Glen E. Starcher, 71, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late William and Lelah Greathouse Starcher. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired minister.

Surviving are his wife, Garnet Starcher; three sons, Alfred Starcher of Grantsville, Richard Starcher and Toney Starcher, both of Orma; five daughters, Linda Starcher of Cumberland, Md., Carolyn Sue Carpenter of Arnoldsburg, Virginia Marie Starcher and Freda King, both of Grantsville, and Norma Starcher of Orma; and 19 grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Mike Kirby officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/8/1995

HAZEL I. STARCHER

Hazel I. Starcher, 60, of Spencer, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 1995, at Roane General Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Neil and Grace Sampson Starcher. She was a cook at Gordon Memorial Hospital, Spencer, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Jeannette Reed and Debra Rhodes, both of Spencer; two sons, Paul Starcher and David Starcher, both of Spencer; two sisters, Rhoda Griffith and Ora Bowley, both of Spencer; and nine grandchildren.

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

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/10/1994

HOWARD H. STARCHER

Howard Hays Starcher, 52, of Mineral Wells, died Saturday, Mar. 5, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Dennis and Golda Roberts Starcher. He was an employee of Ames Co., Plant No. 2, for the past 24 years. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the steelworkers union.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Sue Cornell Starcher; two daughters, Chris Whytsell of Mineral Wells and Jennifer Allen of Charleston; three grandsons; one brother, Charles Starcher of Parkersburg; and one sister, Lois Davis of Mineral Wells.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jerry T. Cook officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/16/1995

JESSIE S. STARCHER

Jessie S. Starcher, 77, of Worthington Manor Nursing Home, Parkersburg, died Monday, Nov. 13, 1995, at the center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Jehu and Ellen Jarvis Starcher. She was a homemaker and a member of Salvation Army Church.

Surviving are three sons, Carl Crites of Mineral Wells, Rodney Crites and Clellen Starcher, both of Parkersburg; five daughters, Emma Amos and Pam Lovell, both of Parkersburg, Cheryl Stone of New York, Garnet Leone of Baltimore, Md., and Drema Starkey of Mineral Wells; one brother, Harlan Starcher of Lubeck; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Franklin Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Joseph C. Matthewson officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/3/1996

LENNA M. STARCHER

Lenna Maxine Starcher, 70, of Parkview Healthcare, died Friday, Sept. 27, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Casper and Gertie Frederick Whipkey. She was a retired nursing assistant at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are four sons, Willis "Dale" Starcher of Washing-ton, George "Bill" Starcher of Columbus, Denver Starcher of Park-ersburg and Myron "Butch" Starcher of Reedy; three daughters, Barbara Davis of Slate, Hilda Tanner of Waterford and Pamela Reed of Parkersburg; four brothers, Ted Whipkey of Pettyville, Hayward Whipkey of Burning Springs, Leonard Whipkey of Arkansas and Richard Whipkey of Georgia; one sister, Oma Siers of Roanoke, Va.; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Starcher, and two brothers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MATT STARCHER

6/25/1998

Matt Starcher, 85, of Spencer, formerly of Minnora, died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Roane General Hospital, following an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William C. and Rebecca Harper Starcher. He was retired from Hardman Supply Co., Spencer, and W.Va. Dept. of Highways, Calhoun County office. He was a member of Minnora United Methodist Church, Minnora, Linden Lodge #83, AF&AM, and Linden Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star. He was active in gospel singing throughout the area.

Surviving are one son, Richard O. Starcher of Greenwich, Ohio; two daughters, Marilyn Webb of Spencer and Carol Crum of Dunbar; one sister, Opal Kearns of Waterford, Ohio; 10 grand-children; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel Jarvis Starcher in 1988; one son, Roger Starcher in 1978; six brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MATTIE STARCHER

10/29/98

Mattie Starcher, 80, of Burning Springs died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Annamoriah, a daughter of the late Charlie and Nettie Craddick Basnett.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Starcher of Burning Springs and Shirley Whittner of Port Chester, N.Y.; three sons, Russell Starcher of Venice, Fla., Leonard Starcher of Kent, Ohio, and Harold Roger Starcher of Englewood, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Starcher in 1985; three sisters, Leona Rader, Delphie Harrison and Gracie Basnett; one brother, Cleo Basnett; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Charles Drake officiating, and burial in Beatty Cemetery, Burning Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/8/1994

MELVIN H. STARCHER

Melvin H. Starcher, 88, of Millstone, died Monday, Aug. 29, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital, Grantsville.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Allen B. and Icie M. Duval Starcher. He was a farmer.

Surviving are four sisters, Opal Nitz of Barberton, Ohio, Beulah Burden of West Salem, Ohio, Justine Miller of Spencer and Nina Boatright of Norton, Ohio; and three brothers, Delbert Starcher of Barberton, Richard Starcher of Charlotte, N.C., and Denver Starcher of Middlebourne.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Blake Starcher; four brothers; and one sister. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/9/1996

OPAL M. STARCHER

Opal M. Starcher, 81, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, April 29, 1996, at Roane General Hospital. She was born in Rocksdale, a daughter of the late E.L. and Amy Craddock Roberts. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Helma Starcher, with whom she made her home at Mt. Zion; one daughter, Dolly Mace of Medina, Ohio; two sisters, Violet Husk and Freda Starcher, both of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Starcher; one son, Eugene Starcher; one brother, Denver Roberts; three sisters, Goldie Starcher, Rita Morgan and Cora Husk; and one grandson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/29/1996

ORVILLE W. STARCHER

Orville W. Starcher, 94, of Ivydale, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 1996, at his residence. He was born in Clay County, a son of the late John G. and Louisa Adkins Starcher. He was a former Clay County commissioner, having served for 12 years, and was a Clay County farmer, timberman and livestock dealer. He was a member of Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo.

Surviving are five daughters, Elva May and Mardell Nevans, both of Ivydale, Vesta Arnold of Arnoldsburg, Lydia Gay Ashley of Jonesville, N.C., and Sandy Funk of Tunnelton; two sons, Marlin Starcher and Carol "Kayo" Starcher, both of Ivydale; four sisters, Ivy Drake of Ivydale, Madge Lamb of St. Albans, Gladys Dague of Orlando, Fla., and Hilda Douglas of Westfield Center, Ohio; six brothers, Andy Starcher of Clay, James Starcher of Chloe, Shirley Starcher of Nebo, Corbett Starcher of Creston, Ohio, Roscoe Starcher of Seville, Ohio, and Dennis Starcher of North Ridgeville, Ohio; 33 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and 41 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan and Rev. Kenneth Chapman officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/9/1994

ROY G. STARCHER, SR.

Roy G. Starcher, Sr., 61, died Sunday, May 15, 1994.

He was born in Grantsville, son of the late Isaac and Bessie Starcher, and lived in the Akron area for the last 50 years. He was employed with the Village of Lakemore for 25 years, was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Army & Navy Garrison 273 and Knights of Pythias.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son and daughter-in-law, Roy, Jr., and Karen of Akron; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Gene Taylor and Sandy and Jim Monk, all of Lakemore, Robin and Ken Larrick of Albany, Ohio, Teresa and John Hornsby of Akron; sisters, Margaret and Garnet; brothers, Harold, Tuck, Arnold, Bob, Ron, and Jim; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were held at Hopkins and Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Joseph B. Serbin officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/27/1994

RUTH E. STARCHER

Ruth E. Starcher, 95, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 1994, at her daughter's residence after an extended illness.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, a daughter of the late William E. and Nancy Masters Anderson. She had spent most of her life in Roane County and had spent 27 yers of her life in Monroe County, Ohio. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Leno Ash, Thelma Griffin and Faye Hibbs, all of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Victor Anderson of White Sulphur Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lital Starcher; one brother; and one sister. Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Roane County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RUTH STARCHER

2/27/1997

Ruth S. Starcher, 83, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, a daughter of the late Allan and Margaret Whytsell Schoolcraft.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Willa Margaret Starcher of Parkersburg; and one sister, Vena Schreckengost of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Judson Clarence Starcher, four brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Gerald Morgan officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLA M. STARCHER

10/2/1997

Willa Margaret "Maggie" Starcher, 64, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Altizer, a daughter of the late Judson Clarence and Ruth Schoolcraft Starcher.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Candlelight services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Mark Eaton officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Garden of the Christus.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/8/1996

BUELAH B. STARKEY

Beulah B. Starkey, 84, of Marietta, died Friday, Aug. 2, 1996, at Marietta Center for Health & Rehabilitation.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Allie Bell Boice.

Surviving are one stepson, Leonard Starkey of Marietta; four brothers; two sisters; seven grandchildren; , several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O. Starkey; one stepson, John Starkey; one step-daughter, Virginia Oliver-, and eight brothers and sisters.

Services were held at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta, with Rev. Duane Biehl officiating. Burial was in Valley Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/21/1994

HOMER E. STARKEY

Homer E. Starkey, 92, of Big Bend, died Friday, July 15, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Roane County and was a retired oil field worker.

Surviving are two sons, Homer Starkey of Melbourne, Fla., and Larry Starkey of Marietta; and two brothers, Harry Starkey of Las Vegas and Karl Starkey of McKinney, Texas.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hiram Starkey and John Starkey.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/10/1994

PANSY STARKEY

Pansy Trippett Starkey, 90, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 1994, at her son's residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Lemuel and Icy Shimer Trippett. She was a homemaker, and a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Vivian Manson of Parkersburg; one son, William B. Starkey of Grantsville; one sister, Gladys Marshall of Grantsville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tillman Starkey; and one sister, Ethel Ferrell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John L. Smith officiating, and burial in Barr Cemetery, near Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/13/1995

VEDA DELL STARKEY

Veda Dell Starkey, 84, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, April 4, 1995, at her son's residence in Princeton after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late A. T. and Ellen Metz Yoak. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are two sons, Fred Starkey of Berea, Ohio, and Joe Starkey of Princeton; one brother, Loyall Yoak of Ravenswood; one sister, Frances Davis of Grantsville; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Starkey, in 1993; one son, Eddie Starkey, in 1976; eight brothers; and three sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/12/1996

WILLARD L. STARKEY

Willard L. Starkey, 65, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 1996, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Sawly S. and Gertrude Husk Starkey. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired employee of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Madiline Blake Starkey; five daughters, Anna Huffman of Big Bend, Jean Starkey of Dunn, N.C., Shirley Starkey, Melissa Starkey and Lisa Starkey, all of Grantsville; two sons, Lewis Starkey of Grantsville and Scott Starkey of Dunn; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Starkey.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ron Swiney officiating. Burial was in Clayton Stump Cemetery near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/20/1996

DONNA MAY STEED

Donna May Steed, 63, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, June 15, 1996, at her residence.

She was born at Brohard, a daughter of the late Dorcy and Eula Mills Wilson. She was a 1951 Wirt County High School graduate and a 1954 Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital School of Nursing graduate. She was employed as a pediatric nurse at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital from 1954 until her retirement in 1993. She was an active member and chairman of the trustee board at Seventh Street United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Theodore C. Steed, Jr.; two sons, Ronald Dean Steed of Parkersburg and Joseph Paul Steed,. of Little Hocking; two daughters, Barbara Kay Reed of Reedsville and Beverly Ann Daugherty of Parkersburg; one brother, Paul Wilson of Grantsville; one sister, Mabel Stevens of Munday; and 10 grandchildren.

Services were held at Seventh Street U.M. Church, with Rev. Steve Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/5/1996

DAVID STEIMLING

David E. Steimling, Sr., 61, of Sand Ridge, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Barnesville, Pa., a son of the late Henry and Estella Kissinger Steimling. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean conflict and member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Shafer Steimling of Sand Ridge; two sons, David E. Steimling, Jr., and Darrell Steimling, both of Chicago, Ill.; three stepdaughters, Cynthia Steimling of Illinois, Susan Forsyth of Missouri and Dorothy J. Boyle of New Jersey; five stepsons, Walter A. Boyle of Morgantown, Joseph Boyle and Paul Boyle, both of Merchantville, N.J., and James Boyle and Thomas Boyle, both of Vineland, N.J.; two sisters, Winifred Zerne of Crownsville, Md., and Carol Holland of San Jose, Calif.; and six stepgrandchildren. Burial was at family's convenience.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 February 2000

A.A. (Andy) STEMPLE

A.A. (Andy) Stemple, 81, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Camden- Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ray and Mittie Bames Stemple. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World II and was retired from West Virginia ABC Commission. He was a member of American Legion, Victor Hamilton Post, Grantsville, Grantsville Lions Club, and the Geritol Gang of Parkersburg. He attended First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving is one sister, Thelma Bell of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma L. Stemple, in 1961.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas and Rev. Talley Hannah officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

L. R. "PETE" STERNS

1/14/1999

L. R. "Pete" Sterns, 61, of Sistersville, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

He was born in Sistersville, the son of the late Howard and Everyleen Spence Sterns. He was an employee of Roche Vitamins, a U.S. Army veteran, and member of VFW Post 6327, Sistersville, OCAW Local 3-499, and Sistersville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Lovejoy Sterns; one son, Bryan P. Sterns of Grantsville; one daughter, Stephanie L. Sterns of Sistersville; one step-daughter, Carol L. Longwell of New Martins-ville; one step-grandson, Brendan Haley of New Martinsville; one brother, Howard "Mickey" Sterns of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; and one half-sister, Dalmara Ash of Weirton.

Military graveside services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., by VFW Post 6327, Sistersville, and American Legion Post 86, Paden City, with James Willison officiating. Burial will be in Paden Me-morial Gardens, Paden City. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/8/1995

CANDAS S. STEVENS

Candas S. Stevens, 44, of Sand Fork, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 1995, at home following an extended illness.

She was born at Gilmer Station, a daughter of Winona Love Sumpter of Sand Fork and the late Kenneth Sumpter.

She was an employee of West Virginia Dept. of Highways, former correspondent for The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder, and a 1968 graduate of Sand Fork High School.

Surviving are her husband, Robert P. Stevens, son of the late Russell and Myrla Stevens, formerly of Pine Creek; a stepson, Russell Paul Stevens of Parkersburg; two brothers, Howard K. Sumpter of Sand Fork and Butch Sumpter of Rochester, N.Y.; and three nephews.

Services were held at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial was in Big Run Cemetery, Napier.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/19/1994

CHARLES A. STEVENS

Charles A. Stevens, 50, Grantsville, died Saturday, May 14, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Maxine Pierce of Waverly and the late Adron E. Stevens. He operated Grantsville's Water Purification System and was a former survey crew chief for W. Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of Bee Creek Hunting Club and St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary Propst Stevens; a daughter, April Miller of Richmond, Va.; and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Leigh Miller of Richmond. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating, and burial to be in St. Paul Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DELBERT CECIL STEVENS

4/2/1998

Delbert Cecil Stevens, 74 of Cleveland, Ohio died Wedn-esday March 25, 1998, in the St. Vincent Hospital, Cleveland, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, June 5, 1923, the son of the late Solomon and Frances Betts Stevens.

He was a veteran of WWII, landing on Utah Beach with the 3207 Quarter Master Corps. on D-Day June 6, 1944. He lived in Cleveland for the last 51 years where he worked as an Assembler for the Cleveland Frog and Crossing Company before retiring. He was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Cleveland.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Ironan Black Stevens, whom he married on September 1, 1947; three daughters and sons-in-law Sharon and Stanley Wick, Shelley and Richard Palmer, Sharlene and David Miller; two granddaughters, Sherry Chancey and Kristin Palmer; one greatgrandson, Steven Chancey; two step grand-children, Dawn Lake and Kurt Wick; four stepgreat grandchildren, Dustin, Stephen, Landon and Allysia Lake.

He was preceeded in death by his sister Mrs. Olive Crawford.

Funeral services were held at at the Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville with the Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Interment was in Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FESTUS STEVENS

10/7/1999

Festus Stevens, 82, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Francis Kay and Lula Florence Starcher Stevens. He was retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church, Big Bend.

Surviving are five brothers, Sheldon Stevens of Parkersburg, James Stevens of Summersville, Donald Stevens of Grantsville, Cleo Stevens of Clayton, Ala., and Samual Stevens of Munday; three sisters, Retta Johnson and Geneva Wilson, both of Big Bend, and Rachel Smith of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HARRY STEVENS

4/15/1999

Harry Stevens, 90, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Apr. 11, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Anmore, Harrison County, the son of the late Elliott and Matilda Sturms Stevens. He was a retired employee of W.Va. Dept. of Mines, Oil and Gas Division. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Charleston Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies, Nemesis Temple of Parkersburg, and Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel M. Perry Stevens, and one daughter, Sandra Marshall of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Russell Stevens.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites by Eureka Lodge #40. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ORAL STEVENS

9/16/1999

Oral Stevens, 86, of Arnoldsburg, formerly of Stumptown, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John and Annie Edwards Stevens. He was a farmer.

Surviving are two nephews, Phillip Stevens of Arnoldsburg and Guy Boggs of Five Forks. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Elihu Stump Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/27/1994

ROBERT E. STEVENS

Robert E. Stevens, 65, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 1994, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late John F. and Virginia Violet Stout Stevens. He was retired from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, U.S.A.F., and from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a charter member of Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, and was an Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are his wife, Joy Morgan Stevens; two sisters, Guila Hayward of Yuma, Ariz., and Patricia Fessenden of Portsmouth, R.I.; and one brother, Richard Hoyt Stevens of Portsmouth, R.I.

Services were held at Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Elder Melvin Stewart officiating. Burial was in Morgan Family Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg, with Elder Andrew Mazon officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/25/1996

DIANNAH STEWART

Diannah Stewart, 79, of Spencer, died Friday, Jan. 19, 1996, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Catherine Hicks. She was a retired employee of Spencer State Hospital and attended Spencer Baptist Temple.

Surviving are one daughter, Wanda Crislip of Parkersburg; three sons, Charles Stewart, Nolan Stewart and Roger Stewart, all of Spencer; three sisters, Dora Miller of Stow, Ohio, Sue Jones of Akron and Delores Grimm of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; three brothers, Bronzel Hicks of Spencer, Clyde Hicks of Clay and Gerald Hicks of Leesburg, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Stewart; one daughter, Katherine Stewart; two sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Perrine officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, near Reedy.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/7/1995

SUSAN AND R. LAYNE STIRMAN

Susan Stirman, 43, and R. Layne Stirman, 12, both of Raleigh, N.C., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 1995, in a plane crash at Lake Erie.

Susan Stirman was born in Elizabeth. She graduated from Monterey High School and attended Texas Tech University. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Texas Woman's University. She was a member of St. Mark's Methodist Church, Raleigh, and worked for Lubbock Anesthesiology Associates.

Her survivors include her mother, Van Boling of Lubbock; a brother, John L. Boling of Lubbock; and a sister, Margaret Tyler-Dennis of Shallowater, Texas (wife of Don Dennis, formerly of Grantsville).

She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. John Boling, a former doctor in Grantsville.

Layne Stirman was born in Raleigh. He was a sixth grader at Ravenscroft School, Raleigh. He enjoyed soccer, tennis, swimming and water skiing, and was active in Boy Scouts. He was a member of St. Mark's Methodist Church, Raleigh.

His survivors include his father, Dr. Jerry Stirman, Jr., of Raleigh; a stepbrother, Greg Stirman of Boulder, Colo.; and maternal grandparents, Mary Stirman of Dallas and Dr. Jerry Stirman, Sr., of Santa Fe, N.M.

Services were held at Gloria Del Lutheran Church, Lubbock, with Rev. Bob Bardy, pastor, officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - February 13, 1997

DAVID M. STOLLINGS

David Michael Stollings, 39, of Altizer, Calhoun County, formerly of Handley, died Feb. 11, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after a long illness.

He was an employee of CSX Railroad, Huntington, an Army National Guard veteran, and a graduate of East Bank High School and West Virginia Career College. He was a former student at West Virginia Institute of Technology, Montgomery, and attended Handley Baptist Church.

Surviving: parents, Alonzo and Katherine Stollings of Handley sisters, Deborah Lanham and Rosalee Hawkins, both of Handley, Nella Jean Scott of Pearisburg, Va. brother, William of Huntington several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Peter Grandal officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LILLIAN STONEBERG

4/9/1998

Lillian Winnie Curry Stoneberg, 62, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio, after a brief illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of Zelda Fowler Curry of Tanner and the late Joseph Bernard Curry. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, making ceramics, and collecting Avon.

Surviving are her husband, John E. Stoneberg; two sons, John E. Stoneberg, Jr., of North Royalton, Ohio, and Joseph Stoneberg of Mantua, Ohio; three daughters, Mary Jo Stoneberg of Shalersville, Ohio, Darlene Meyers of Mantua and Cynthia Polcen of Shalersville; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Ellen Brady of Wakeman, Ohio, and Sonja Ramsey of Glenville.

Services were held at Greens Funeral Home, Mantua, with Rev. Douglas Riley officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery, Mantua.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BERNARD D. STOUT

10/23/1997

Bernard D. Stout, 68, of Athens, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Hur, a son of the late John and Icie Starcher Stout. He was a 1945 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was formerly employed by B.F. Goodrich Tire, Parkersburg. He retired as manager of Appalachian Tire Products, Athens, in 1994. He was a member of First Church of God, Athens.

Surviving are his wife, Viola G. "Peg" Stout of Athens; one son, Roger D. Stout of Parkersburg; one daughter, Pamela Gordon of Parkersburg; one stepdaughter, Tammy Camechis of Winter Haven, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, Billy Joe Schoonover.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with William Shepler officiating, and burial in Athens County Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


DONALD STOUT

Calhoun Chronicle, Grantsville,WV.

Grantsville- Donald Stout of Mt. Zion, 19 years, 5 days, died Saturday evening at 9:45 July 7, 1951 at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg follwing a brief illness.

He was born July 2, 1932 in Calhoun Co. a son of Eddie Stout and Ivory Summers Stout.

He was a 1949 Graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Surviving are his parents, one brother Eugene Stout of Mt. Zion, two sisters, Karen >and Delores Stout of the home, Grandfather R. E. Lee Summers of Mt. Zion and the late Nancy Jane Coon Summers.

Funeral services will be at St. Paul United Methodist Church, burial in the St. Paul Cemetery. Stump Funeral is in charge of the arrangements.

(Delores Stout-Yost)


EDDIE STOUT

Grantsville, WVa. - Eddie Stout, 84 of Mt. Zion WVa. passed away February 15, 1988 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WVa. following a long illness.

He was born May 10, 1903 in Calhoun Co. WVA.; son of the late Rev. Marcellus W. Stout and Hannah Slider Stout. He was retired from the Sun Rubber Co. in Barberton, Oh, and a farmer. He was a Methodist by faith.

He is survived by one son, Eugene Stout of Mt. Zion, two daughters, Karen DeMoss of Spencer, and Delores Yost of West Salem, Oh. one sister Hattie Stout Booher of Arnoldsburg, WVA.;eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ivory Summers Stout in 1985, one son Donald Stout in 1951.

Services will be February 19, 1988, 1 pm at the Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Glendon McKee officiation. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery.

Friends my call at the funeral home 6-9 pm today.

(Delores Stout-Yost)


EUGENE STOUT

Grantsville - Eugene Stout 65, of Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co., died May 24, 1993 at Calhoun Co. General Hospital, Grantsville, after a brief illness.

He was born in Grantsville Sept 24, 1927, a son of the late Eddie Stout and Ivory Summers Stout. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a self-employed dozer operator.

Surviving are his wife, Lizzie M. Linville Stout; three daughters, Carol Valentine of Phoenix, Ariz, Brenda Muck of Newport News,Va. Kathy Church of Richmond, Va. two sons Bill Stout of New York, NY. Bob Stout of Grand Prairie, Texas; two sisters, Karen DeMoss of Spencer, and Delores Yost of West Salem, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Stout, in 1951.

(Delores Stout-Yost)


IVORY STOUT

Grantsville - Ivory S. Stout 77, of Mt. Zion, WVa, passed away Tuesday, Nov 5, 1985 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun Co., a daughter of the late R. E. Lee Summers and Nancy Jane Coon Summers. She was a former employee of Parsons Dry Cleaners of Grantsville and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband Eddie Stout; one son Eugene Stout, two daughters, Karen DeMoss of Spencer and Delores Yost of West Salem, Ohio.

One sister Willadene Cunningham of Stumptown; eight grandchildren;and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son Donald Stout in 1951.

Services will be 2 pm Saturday at the Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in he St. Paul Cemetery at Mt. Zion.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 pm Friday.

(Delores Stout-Yost)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/5/1995

EDWARD E. STRIMPLE

Edward E. Strimple, 75, of Champion, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 2, 1994, in St. Joseph Riverside Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of Nelson and Ruby Knotts Strimple. He retired in 1984 as a millwright in the coke plant at LTV Steel, where he had worked for 30 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Tindall; five sons, Nelson C. of Strongsville, Ohio; Edward E. of Cascade, Barry L. and James B., both of Champion, and Robert A. of Rock Hill, S. C.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was a nephew of R. J. Knotts, Jr., of Stumptown.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Sophia Lachowski, in 1975. Services were held at McCardell-White Funeral Home.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/16/1995

ROSA STULL

Rosa Stull, 87, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Mar. 8, 1995, at Americare of Glenville after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late I. T. and Ollie Bush Wright. She was a homemaker, and a member of Grace Independent Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Virgie Johnson of Camden, Tenn.; three sons, Roger Stull of Barberton, Ohio, Rondal "Elick" Stull of Grantsville and Dean Stull of Massillon, Ohio; one sister, Nellie Dobbins of Akron; one brother, Rev. James Wright of Pennsboro; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Stull, in 1978; one son, Gayle Wright; and one brother, Robert Wright.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/21/1996

TRACY M. STULL

Tracy M. Stull, 75, of Grantsville, died Saturday, March 16, 1996, at her daughter's residence in Mt. Zion.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Sinamie and Icy Carpenter Lamp. She attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are seven sons, Doug Stull and Earl Stull, both of Grantsville, David Stull of Clarksburg, Jack Stull of Big Bend, Larry Stull, Eugene Stull and Johnny Stull, all of Mt. Zion; six daughters, Dottie Harris and Leona Nester, both of Grantsville, Linda Simers of Mt. Zion, Rosemary Martin, Elizabeth Parsons and Kathleen Wagoner, all of Big Springs; four brothers, Clarence Lamp of Hickory, N.C., Albert Lamp of Adrian, David Lamp and Henry Lamp, both of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Gladys Bennett of Clarksburg; 26 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildrend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Stull; one son, Robert Stull; one daughter, Phyllis Sampson; one sister, Millie Godfrey; and two brothers, James Edward Lamp and Simmie Lamp.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville with Rev. Fred Sparks officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/14/1994

ALTA M. STUMP

Alta M. Stump, 86, of Grantsville, died Friday, April 8, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Laurel Run, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late George W. and Janie Weekley Conklin. She was co-founder and operator of Garland's Grocery, Grantsville, since 1947. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Michael Stump of Vienna; three daughters, Emogene Boggs of Norton, Ohio, Marjorie Gherke and Susan Nutter, both of Grantsville; 21 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Stump; one son, Roxel Stump; two brothers; and two sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/17/1994

ALVIN STUMP

Alvin Stump, Jr., 74, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 1994. He was born in Rocksdale, the son of Alvin and Maude Cooper Stump. He lived most of his life in Akron, Ohio. He was a retired self-employed painter and a U. S. Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Helena; daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Ralph Huhm, Joyce Corbett, Janet and Jerry Seeman, all of Akron; sisters, Mame Lowe, Emma Jean Brubaugh, both of Akron, Evelyn Kirby and Pauline Mace of Grantsville; brother, Leon Stump of Enterprise, Ala.; and grandchildren, Emily, Joshua, and Benjamin Seeman.

Services were held at Hennesy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, Tallmadge Chapel, with Rev. David Zachrich officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/3/1994

BEULAH STUMP

Beulah Stump, 85, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Russett, a daughter of the late Homer and Maude Boone Robinson. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are two brothers, Cleo Robinson of New Cumberland and Paul Robinson of Grantsville; and one sister, Emegean Hartshorn of Grantsville.

Services were officiated by Rev. James Pearson. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 January 2000

BEVERLY ANN STUMP

Beverly Ann Stump, 52, of Morgantown, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Morgantown, the daughter of Ronald L. and Carrie Fogle Stump, and was a former resident of Calhoun County. She attended public schools in Wheeling and graduated from Morgantown High School in 1965 and attended Morgantown Business College. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Morgantown.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two uncles, Wallace M. Fogle of Vienna and Kenneth D. Stump of Barberton, Ohio; and four cousins, Connie Fuchs of Westersville, Ohio, Debbie Tipper of Vienna, Candi Lanham of Morgantown and Kenneth D. Stump, Jr., of Wyoming, Mich.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard R. Stump, in 1991.

Services will be held Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Rev. Dr. Ken A. Ramsey, Rev. Dr. Richard L. Wright and Rev. Violet L. Petso officiating. Burial will be in Lawnwood Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in her memory to Morgantown Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 4222, Morgantown, WV 26505, or Visiting Homemaker Services, 3476 University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 3/26/1912

C. P. STUMP

C. P. Stump, better known as "Dode," for many years a resident of Glenville, who moved to Millet, Texas, early last Winter, was stricken with paralysis some ten days ago, and on last Thursday died at the home of Francis Woofter, near the latter place. Mr. Stump was sixty-two years of age, and had been in rather poor health for several years, but his death was entirely unexpected, and came as a great shock to his many friends and relatives. He is survived by Mrs. Stump, his wife, who was formerly Miss Emily Ferrell, of this county; two sons, Clarence and Bernard, and four daughters; Mrs. Charley Fling, Mrs. Loyd Gainer, Mrs. Hays Haymaker, and Mrs. H. L. Ewing, Jr. Besides these are two brothers, T. R. and Asa, and five sisters; Mrs. J. S. Cain, Mrs. McFarlan Ball, Mrs. Johnson Westfall, Mrs. E. Holsberry and Mrs. J. W. Pell. To these and the hosts of other sorrowing relatives and friends, the Chronicle extends sincere sympathy.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 6/11/1912

CAL STUMP

J. C. Stump, formerly a well known resident of this place, passed away at his home at Gassaway on last Sunday after a long illness of organic heart trouble and stomach trouble. He had been very low for some time, and for several days death was momentarily expected, though the sad news came as a shock to his legion of friends at this place.

Mr. Stump was a son of the late Simon P. Stump, and was born and raised at this place. He was about fifty years of age, and is survived by his wife and four children.

The remains were brought to this place late Tuesday night, and burial took place at the Old Bethlehem cemetery Wednesday afternoon, the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Whitt Stump at the old Bethlehem church, at which place had gathered one of the largest crowds that have assembled to pay a last mark of respect to a friend whom they had known and loved in life, that had gathered that place for some time. The local Masonic lodge, of which Mr. Stump was a member, had charge of the obsequies.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/4/1995

CARL M. STUMP

Carl M. Stump, 52, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 1, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after a brief illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Alfred B. and Almedia Kerby Stump. He was a supervisor in the Delrin Division of E.I. DuPont's Washington Works for 31 years, and coached Little League at Godbey Field. He was an avid golfer and hunter, past president of the South Parkersburg Jaycees, and was a member of Grantsville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Rose Lee Hardman Stump; two daughters, Rita Marie Lowers of Parkersburg and Vicki Lynn Stump of the home; one son, Michael W. "Mick" Stump of Parkersburg; one grandson; three brothers, Bernard Stump of Pineville, Harold Lee Stump of San Jose, Calif., and Alfred Stump, Jr., of Parkersburg; one sister, Joan Stump of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Stump; two granddaughters; and three grandsons.

Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. John F. Koerner officiating, and burial in Collins Family Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was scheduled from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DENVER STUMP

8/27/1998

Denver Stump, 75, of Sand Ridge, died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.

He was born near Stumptown in Calhoun County. He was employed in the oil and gas production industry and attended Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.Surviving are one son, Dennis Stump of Sand Ridge; two brothers, Leon Stump of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Loren Stump of Arnoldsburg; and four sisters, Leta Boatright and Zella Stump, both of Grantsville, Ella Elliott of Millstone and Arlena Hicks of Sand Ridge.

Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DONALD STUMP

2/18/1999

Donald H. Stump, 63, of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Madison and Etta Smith Stump. He was an oil field worker.

Surviving are two brothers, James Robert Stump of Alum Bridge and Roger Stump of Five Forks.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Austin White and Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EARL W. STUMP

11/5/98

Earl Wayne Stump, 75, of Parkersburg died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at Parkview Health Care Center.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of Hollie Stump and Goldie Stump Atwell. He was a mechanic for St. Clair's Auto and was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Army Air Force from January 1942 to August 1945. He was stationed in Europe and North Africa, and was an aircraft inspector on B-24 Bombers. He was a member of Sunrise Baptist Church and Lost Cord Club.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Przywra McGregor Stump; one son, James McGregor of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Erin Wyle of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eunice Baldwinson Stump, and one son, Edward McGregor.

Services were held at Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Stergel Vincent and Rev. Larry Kaufman officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ELOUDEAN STUMP

7/16/1998

Eloudean Rathwell Stump, 79, of Barberton, Ohio, died Sunday, June 21, 1998.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dick and Elizabeth Rathwell. She was a 1938 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a resident of Barberton for 58 years. She was retired from Marshall's department store and was a member of Akron Baptist Temple.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Smith; two sons, Roger Stump and Dean Stump; 10 grandchildren; two great-grand-children; and one sister, Almeda Seaman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Stump, in March 1998.

Services were held at Greenlawn Chapel with Rev. Alan Miller officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ETHEL STUMP

3/20/1997

Ethel C. Stump, 94, of Dunbar, formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Mar. 14, 1997, at Cedar Ridge Health Center, Sissonville.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude Francis Kight. She was a former Calhoun County 4-H leader.

Surviving are five sons, Albert Stump and Robert Stump, both of Dunbar, Harold Stump and Sammy Stump, both of Charleston, and Donald Stump of Atwater, Ohio; four daughters, Ila Williams and Estrial Kennedy, both of Charleston, Kathryn Burrows of Grantsville and Barbara Kimble of Scott Depot; one sister, Olie Yoak of Grantsville; 25 grandchildren; 32 greatgrandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse T. Stump; one son, Carlos Stump; and one grandson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/25/1996

ETTA STUMP

Etta Stump, 78, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 1996, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Francis Elsworth and Sarah Alice Starkey Smith. She was a former mercantile clerk in Grantsville and a member of Millstone Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Roger D. Stump of Five Forks, Donald H. Stump of Grantsville and James R. Stump of Alum Bridge; one granddaughter, Barbara Michelle Stump of Grantsville; one stepgrandson; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Madison Hays Stump; one sister, Eva Spellman; and one brother, Delbert Smith.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FOSTA DOROTHY STUMP

1/21/1999

Fosta Dorothy Stump, 90, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Madison Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late A.A. and Maggie Boxberger Stump. She was a 1929 graduate of Morgantown High School, member of First Baptist Church, Morgantown, and retired from A&P Co. after 35 years service.

Surviving are three nieces, Alma "Gerry" Kelly of Morgan-town, Ocie Frazier of Payson, Ariz., and Olena Remmy of Belpre, Ohio; and one nephew, Charles Collins of Morgantown.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gray Stump and Dill Stump; four sisters, Jerl Stump Collins, Alma Stump, Wanda Stump and Merle Stump; and three nephews.

Private graveside service and burial were in East Oak Grove Cemetery with Dr. Truett Rogers officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GERALDINE STUMP

10/7/1999

Geraldine V. Stump, 85, of Alvaton, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at her residence. She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late William and Sarah Bitha Brown Yoak. She was a homemaker, former member of Akron Baptist Temple, and member of Grace Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Donald Ray Stump of Alvaton and Robert A. Stump of Tallmadge, Ohio; one daughter, JoAnn Carpenter of Alvaton; two sisters, Helen Godbey of Polk City, Fla., and Willa Lea Kelley of Grantsville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Hopkins-Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, Ohio. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/5/1995

GLADIE STUMP

Gladie Stump, 93, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1994, at Nicholas County Health Care Center, Richwood, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Clayton and Arminta C. Chapman Stump. She was a retired postmaster, and was employed by Calhoun General Hospital. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are one sister, Mary M. Stump of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Buena Roberts and Vista Lovell; and two brothers, Willard Stump and John H. Stump.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating. Burial was in Clayton Stump Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

GLADYS WEAVER STUMP

7/1/1999

Gladys Weaver Stump, 92, of Grantsville, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at the residence of her brother, Gifford Weaver, at Mt. Zion.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Frank and Emma Burns Weaver. She was the last member of the Class of 1925, the first graduating class at Calhoun County High School.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, for 80 years and member of the Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville, where she had served as Past Worthy Matron. She formerly owned The Quality Shop, Grantsville, and was a Calhoun County Belle.

Surviving in addition to her brother are one son, Dr. Charles A. Stump of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one sister, Jean Weidel of Akron, Ohio; one half-sister, Doris Griffith of Lancaster, S.C.; one half-brother, Don Weaver of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grand-children, Michael Stump and Ann Martorano, both of Daytona Beach; and one great-grandson, Michael Charles Stump of Albany, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Stump, in 1971; one brother, Glen Weaver; and three half-brothers, Loren, Delbert and Ernest Weaver.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Ceme-tery, near Grantsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

HAROLD E. STUMP

5/7/1998

Harold E. Stump, 77, of Barberton, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 22, 1998.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Herbert and Ada Waldo Stump. He was a 1939 graduate of Calhoun County High School, and was a resident of Barberton for 56 years. He retired from Babcock & Wilcox after 42 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Eloudean; one daughter, Julia Smith; two sons, Dean Stump and Roger Stump; 10 grand-children; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Donna Dalessio.

Services were held at Greenlawn Ivy Chapel, Barberton, with Rev. Howard Powell officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/13/1994

HOLLIE STUMP

Hollie Stump, 65, of Plant City, Florida, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1993, at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital.

A native of Mt. Zion, he was the son of Lewis Stump. He moved to Florida from Mt. Zion in 1960. He was a produce handler, Army veteran, and Protestant.

He is survived by two sons, Kenneth and Robert; two daughters, Cindy Lee and Carolyn Sue, all of Ohio; a brother, Denzel of Plant City; and several grandchildren.

He was buried in Memorial Park, Plant City, Fla., with Wells Funeral Home, Plant City, in charge of services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JESSACA STUMP

10/29/98

Jessaca Marie Stump, 18, of Spencer, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division.

She was born July 28, 1980, at Grantsville, the daughter of Vicki Stump Carpenter.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her stepfather, Donald Stump; one sister; and two brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation was scheduled 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JORDON LEIGH STUMP

3/20/1997

Jordon Leigh Stump, infant child of Stephen M. and Deena Lynn Whipkey Stump of Grantsville, was stillborn, Saturday, Mar. 1, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

Surviving in addition to the parents are one brother, Zachary Stump of the home; maternal grandparents, Denzil and Jeanie Whipkey of Millstone; paternal grandmother, Bernice Stump of Stumptown; and maternal great-grandparents, Lester and Willodene Cunningham of Mt. Zion and Edith Whipkey of Five Forks.

Graveside services were held at Sand Ridge Cemetery, Sand Ridge, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/4/1995

LENNA G. STUMP

Lenna G. Stump, 100, of Stumptown, died Tuesday, April 25, 1995, at Nicholas County Health Care, Richwood, after an extended illness.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late William F. and Rachel E. Witte Gherke. She was a former merchant, farmer and homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are two daughters, Jearl Koontz Turner of Charleston and Wanda Vannoy of Virginia Beach, Va.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Page Stump; and one son, Earl Page Stump.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. J. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LEON HAYMAKER STUMP

6/12/1997

Leon Haymaker Stump, 87, of Enterprise, Ala., died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at his home after a long illness.

He was born at Rocksdale, a son of Al and Maude Cooper Stump. He was a retired flight instructor at Ft. Rucker, Ala., in fixed wing and helicopter. He was a noted cropduster and founder of Alabama Cylinder Gas and Enterprise Aviation which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Chancellor Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Peebles Stump; one daughter, Dr. Celia Stump; four sisters, Mame Lower, Emma Jean Brumbaugh, both of Akron, Ohio, Evelyn Kirby of Grantsville and Pauline Mace of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Cleavenger of Spencer; three brothers, Russell Stump of Spencer, and Charles and Alvin Stump, Jr., both of Akron.

Graveside services were held at Meadow Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Burney Reece officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MARY M. STUMP

7/23/1998

Mary M. Stump, 92, of Stumptown, died Monday, July 13, 1998, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following a long illness.

She was born in Stumptown, the daughter of the late Frank and Emily Gherke Stump. She was a former housekeeper for Rainbow Hotel, Grantsville, and was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Georgie McCartney, Martha Vannoy and Stella Mace Hardman.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Sylvester Stump Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/16/1995

MINTOR B. STUMP

Mintor Baxter Stump, 76, of Sand Ridge, was dead on arrival, Sunday, Feb. 12, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after a sudden illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Warder E. and Ethel Poling Stump. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from the gas pipeline construction business. He was a former employee of Hardman's and Bartlett Concrete Co., both of Spencer. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville and Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies, and Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are his wife, Estellina Danks Stump; one son, Kenman Stump of Washington Court House, Ohio; two sisters, Eulanee Hathaway and Edith Smith, both of Grantsville; two grandsons, Jack Stump and Gregory Stump, both of Washington Court House; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Leone Keller; and three brothers, Edwin Stump, Dallas Stump and Warder E. Stump, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Albert's Chapel U. M. Church, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating, and burial in the church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/4/1996

THELMA F. STUMP

Thelma Francis Stump, 87, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Howard and Columbia Miller Cox. She was employed by the Calhoun County Board of Education, having taught for 41 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, where she was active in the Fell-Kennedy Sunday School Class. She was a Glenville State College graduate.

Surviving are one son, James V. Stump of Grantsville; two daughters, Margaret Ann Snyder and Patricia J. Arnold, both of Charleston; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Liona Riddel of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Gerald Stump, in 1973; and two brothers.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/5/1994

TREACY J. STUMP

Treacy J. Stump, 88, of Sand Ridge, died Sunday, May 1, 1994, at Americare-Glenville after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George and Bessie Wilson. She retired as a postmistress at Apple Farm with 30 years of service. She belonged to Grantsville Rebekah Lodge and Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Rupert Stump of Glenville; three brothers, Hugh Wilson of Grantsville, Luke Wilson and Johnson Wilson, both of Parkersburg; five sisters, Bessie Ledsome of Reedy, Donnie Waldeck of Parkersburg, Eda Stalnaker of Elizabeth, Ocie Fowler and Mary Starkey, both of Grantsville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sull Stump; a son Hugert Stump; a brother; and a sister.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/20/1994

BESSIE STURM

Bessie Sturm, 85, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1994, on Rt. 5 west of Grantsville from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William "Nick" and Francy Lukens Duskey. She was retired from B.F. Goodrich Co., Grantsville, and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville, and the Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are one daughter, Marie Cheesbrew of Grantsville; two sons, Richard Sturm of Ravenswood and John Sturm of Parkersburg; one foster son, Tom Barker of Newark, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lenna Sturm; and one son, Robert Sturm.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


ELIZ
David Davis and Elizabeth Jane (Lockridge) Marshall

MRS. ELIZABETH J. STURM
1897

This obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Sturm was published in the Calhoun Chronicle in its issue of August 3, 1897, and is reproduced by request of relatives of the deceased. The following explanation of the obituary was written by the editor of the Chronicle at the time it was published and its remarks are followed by the notes written by Mrs. Sturm about her life for the use of the preacher who conducted her funeral.--Editor.

It seems that during the life of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Sturm she made arrangement with Rev. B. N. Smith to write her obituary after her death, but after making the arrangement she lived several years, and in the meantime Mr. Smith's health had failed and he surrendered the task to someone else, and the data she furnished in her own hand writing finally fell into our hands with a request that we add whatever we thought best. No amount of eulogy from us could add one jot or title to her noble Christian life, and were we to attempt to give a descriptive history of her princely, intelligent and Christian character we would be suddenly confronted with utter want of ability and inadequacy of words. Hence we have to be content to publish her letter addressed to Rev. Smith. But before doing so we desire to assure the relatives that we deeply deplore the great loss to the community and enter into profound sympathy.

I, ELIZABETH J. LOCKRIDGE, was born April 20, 1824, in Fayette County, Ohio. While yet an infant my parents moved to Bath County, Virginia, where I resided until the fall of 1865. In 1841 I was united in marriage to David Marshall, who died in 1865, on the day of the "close of the rebellion," leaving a family of nine children. He being a carpenter by occupation, I was left without any visible means of support, and I decided to come with my family to this (Calhoun) county, which I did in the fall of 1865. I was again united in marriage to Peter Sturm in 1872, and settled on Philip's run, where I have resided ever since. Of my religious life--I was converted and united with the Methodist Church in 1840, but as there was no regular Methodist preaching, I for a length of time drifted along without a "church home," as the community I then lived in was Presbyterian. But during this period I met with a Baptist family, and for the first time learned what the Baptists believed, and their reasons for so believing. My mind was turned to the subjects, and gave me much uneasiness. I conversed with a Presbyterian minister, who for a time quieted my doubts, and I united with his church with the understanding that if I was ever situated so I could unite with the church of my choice. I remained a member of that church about fifteen years, during this time another Baptist family, Mr. Harry Stuart and family, moved into our neighborhood, and again I was thrown into doubt. They advised me to read the New Testament through with an unbiased mind and let that and no other argument decided for me. I went to work, praying to be led into the right way, and the result was that I was thoroughly convinced. Up to this time I had never heard a Baptist sermon or seen a Baptist minister. During the war there were two companies of soldiers quartered in our little village of Williamsville, Bath County, Virginia, in the winter of '63-'64, and the chaplain of the regiment to which they belonged was sent to preach for them, who was a Baptist, Rev. J. D. Leachman. He preached for three weeks, and a greater revival I never witnesses, not only among the soldiers but citizens also, and at the close of the meeting there were enough permanent residents who embraced the Baptist doctrine to constitute a church, viz: Williams Baptist Church, of which I eventually became a member. After my removal to this county I united by letter with the Bethlehem Church of this community. Thus I have given you an outline of my unworthy, almost useless life, which may serve as data from which to say whatever your judgment may suggest. Of course you will have to condense, and as I have used the first person you will use the second. I desire no eulogies, but the simple facts as the future my develop.

--E. J. Sturm

(Virginia W. Buck, great-granddaughter of Mrs. Sturm.)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FRED STURM, JR.

6/26/1997

Fred Sturm, Jr., 75, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Fred and Geraldine Burrows Sturm, Sr.

He was a former Pennzoil Co. employee and worked for Morris Oil and Gas, Grantsville, for several years.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mildred Moales Sturm; one daughter, Rhonda Price of Arnoldsburg; one son, Dana Sturm of Buckhannon; two brothers, Lee Sturm of Grantsville and Deon Sturm of Parkersburg; one sister, Mildred Cunningham of Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jeffrey Moales and Rev. Charles Davis officiating, and burial in Odell Cemetery, Quick.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/18/1996

LEONA STURM

Leona Sturm, 92, of Charleston, died Sunday, Mar. 31, 1996, at her home after a long illness.

She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Jonathan and Ernestine Barnett Casto. She formerly resided in Hur and was employed by the Hur Telephone Co., as a switch operator for the original "grapevine" company which served a rural area stretching from Hur, Creston, Joker, and Annamoriah to Barnes Run, Rocksdale, and Richardson. She operated the office from the end of the great depression through World War II, concluding her tenure in the early 1950's. She was a retired employee of O.J. Morrison Dept. Store, Charleston.

Surviving is a daughter, Carolyn Hall of Pinch; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Holly Sturm, in 1938; and two sons, William G. Sturm, in 1959, and Holly D. "Jim" Sturm, in 1990.

Services were held with Rev. Kyle Key officiating. Burial was in Elk Hills Memorial Park, near Pinch.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ARLIE F. STUTLER

10/23/1997

Arlie F. Stutler, 88, of Rittman, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, Wadsworth, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Curtis and Mabel Schrader Stutler. He was retired from Rockwell International Corp. of Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Russell Stutler of Norton, Ohio; one brother, Ralph Stutler of Norton; two sisters, Madaline Lynch of Mt. Zion and Rosetta Thompson of Cocoa, Fla.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Blondena Stutler, and two brothers, William Stutler and Earl Stutler.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BILLY STUTLER

1/9/1997

Billy Gene Stutler, 53, of Creston, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born at Creston, a son of Jessie I. Vandale Stutler and the late William C. Stutler. He was an avid outdoorsman and a Protestant.

Surviving in addition to his mother are five sisters, Betty Whited and Teresa Starcher, both of Creston, Pearl Parsons and Patricia Francis, both of Elizabeth, and Muriel Hughes of Parkers-burg; two brothers, Harold Stutler of Creston and William D. Stutler of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/27/1994

BOYD W. STUTLER

Boyd W. Stutler, 65, of Parkersburg, formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital of injuries sustained in an auto accident on Rt. 14 near Elizabeth on Sept. 20, 1994.

He was born in Cremo, a son of the late Bertha Starcher. He was a U. S. Army veteran and was retired from Mohawk Rubber Plant, Akron, Ohio. He was a member of American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Ava George Stutler; one son, David Stutler of Parkersburg, two daughters, Tammie Stutler of Parkersburg and Sue West of Chloe; three brothers, Bobby Ray Starcher of Oil City, Pa., Dexter "Pete" Starcher of Mesa, Ariz., and Don Freshour of Youngsville, Pa.; two sisters, Earldine Starcher and Margie Nester, both of Mt. Zion; one uncle, Harley Starcher of Toledo, Ohio; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Stutler; two brothers, Harold Starcher and Ben Starcher; and one sister, Geraldine Sturm.

Services were held at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, with Rev. Richard E. Talbot, Sr., officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RALPH STUTLER

7/22/1999

Ralph B. Stutler, 82, of Norton, Ohio, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at Barberton Citizens Hospital, Barberton, Ohio.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Curtis and Mabel Shrader Stutler. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the Army Air Corps in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was retired from PPG Industries, Barberton, and had been a resident of the Norton, Ohio, area for 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Opal Park Stutler; one son, Kevin Stutler of Norton; and two sisters, Madaline Lynch of Mt. Zion and Rozett Griffin of Titusville, Fla.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler and Rev. Dennis Stutler officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 March 2000

RALPH STUTLER

Ralph D. Stutler, 72, of Barberton, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late Mack and Ella Stutler.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Blanche Stutler; two sons, Gary Stutler of Warren, Ohio, and Boyd Stutler of Kentucky; two daughters, Helen Jakob of Akron, Ohio, and Emma Hammond of Barberton, Ohio; two brothers, Bradley Stutler of Norton, Ohio, and Dewayne Stutler of Barberton; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Mack Stutler, Jr.

Services were held at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HELEN SUCK

6/3/1999

Helen C. Shutts Kidder Suck, 76, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Harold and Ada Robbin Shutts. She attended Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Suck, Sr.; two sons, Harry "Mike" Kidder of Parkersburg and Charles "Ray" Kidder of Belpre; two daughters, Paula Jean Bennett of Belmont and Lela Mae Starcher of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Jean Life and Ereta Holbert, both of Belpre; two brothers, Oshel Shutts of Belpre and Raymond Shutts of Parkersburg; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Robert Randolph officiating. Graveside services were held at Rockland Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DAISY J. SULLIVAN

1/2/1997

Daisy Josephine Sullivan, 77, of Perkins, Gilmer County, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Zair and Gladys Moore Jenkins.

She retired from Glenville State College after 19 years of service in the housekeeping department.

She was a homemaker and former member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, near Normantown. She was a member of Crooked Fork Baptist Church, Perkins.

Surviving are her husband, Woodrow Sullivan; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Jenkins. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

VIRGINIA N. SULLIVAN

10/1/98

Virginia N. Sullivan, 80, of Vienna, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Normantown, the daughter of the late E.D. and Ethel Radabaugh Norman. She was a school teacher in Calhoun and Wood counties for 371/2 years. She was a member of Wayside United Methodist Church and Parkersburg Country Club, and volunteered for American Red Cross, Parkersburg Art Center and Local Literacy Program. She was a long-time member of Vienna Public Library Board.

Surviving are one son, Larry Sullivan; one granddaughter, Rachel Sulliivan; two sisters, Mary Norman and Ruby Black; and one brother, Karl Norman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas E. Sullivan, and four brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Wayside U.M. Church, with Rev. Joseph Kenaston officiating. Private burial service was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 December 1999

ANNA MERLE SUMMERS

Anna Merle Summers, 71, of Stumptown, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Raleigh and Ruble Hersman Summers. She was retired from Muller Electric Co., Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Roger L. Davis of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; three daughters, Linda S. Harvey of Easley, S.C., Glendora Dickey of Lancaster, Ohio, and Orva Davis of Stumptown; one brother, John Summers of Painesville, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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

There were no services or visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 1999

ELLA SUMMERS

Ella Agnes Harris Summers, 94, of Kingwood, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at the home of her daughter, Jean Beardslee, with whom she made her home for the past 20 years.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Daniel Webster and Lucy Starcher Harris. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are five daughters, Helen McMillen of Morgantown, Laura White and Jean Beardslee, both of Kingwood, Mary Murray of Buena Park, Calif., and Rosa Gibson of Masontown; two sons, Walter "Jack" Summers and Leonard "Pete" Summers, both of Morgantown; one sister, Obal Parker of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert Fay Summers in 1949; one son, Donald Glen Laughlin; six brothers, Sammy, Leonard, Clifford, Frank Merlin and French Harris; and two sisters, Alice Boatwright and Rosa Shaffer.

Services were held at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Kingwood, with Rev. Dan Agnew officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Charleston Gazette" - January 30, 1998

OREN L. SUMPTER

Oren L. Sumpter, 87, of Normantown, Gilmer County, died Jan. 28, 1998, in St. Josephs Hospital, Parkersburg, after a long illness.

He was a former schoolteacher in Gilmer and Calhoun counties and director of Community Action. He was an employee of the Commission on Aging and a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at Upper Steer Run Baptist Church.

Surviving: wife, Gwen Alltop Sumpter; daughters, Sharon Schulz and Judy Hashman, both of ELyria, Ohio, Joan Fluharty of Canton, Ohio, Peggy Whyte of Wellston, Ohio; son, Bryan of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sisters, Maude James and Lucille Gerwig, both of Glenville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Elder Lary Fisher and Elder Roger Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Beall Cemetery, Normantown. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/9/1996

ELLA MARIE SUTTLE

Ella Marie Suttle, 95, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, May 1, 1996, at Parkview Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Dyer and Dora Belknap. She was a homemaker and a member of Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are one daughter, Beulah Shields of Big Bend; three stepdaughters, Pearl Meadows of Stumptown, Violet Mellot of Arnoldsburg and Elizabeth Meadows of Mt. Clare; one stepson, Earl Suttle of McConnelsville; three brothers, George Belknap of Cedarville, Ray Belknap of Erie, Pa., and Gerald Belknap of Youngstown, Ohio; 36 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Suttle; one son, Oscar Shields; one daughter, Eula Wright; three sisters, Clara Rexroad, Myrtly Lacy and Hazel Petticrew; and two brothers, Harley Belknap and Coy Belknap.

Services were held Saturday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Austin White officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDNA M. SUTTON

4/24/1997

Edna M. Hostottle Sutton, 91, of Worthington Manor Care Center, died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at the center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Amos and Carrie Gainer Little. She attended Waverly Presbyterian Church and was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 58 of Williamstown and World War I Ladies Auxiliary 456.

Surviving are two sons, Roy B. Hostottle of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Everett "Bud" Hostottle of Waverly; one daughter, Thelma M. Queen of Lenoir, N.C.; one sister, Laurel J. Little of Belpre; two stepsons, Clayton Sutton of Sun City, Ariz., and Tom Sutton of West Union; one step-daughter, Roselene Carlton of Bend, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and 24 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Hostottle; her second husband, Ernest Sutton; two sons, Gordon E. Hostottle and Jimmy Hostottle; one step-son, Ernest Sutton, Jr.; two brothers, Glen Little and Oley Little; three sisters, Pauline Cline, Ruby Whited and Mildred Little; and one great-grandson, Coley Spencer.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with her nephew, Rev. Steve Whited, officiating, and burial in Lubeck Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ROY H. SUTTON

10/29/98

Roy H. Sutton, 57, of Creston died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, following a sudden illness.

He was born in Axson, Ga., the son of the late Johnny and Armenda Morgan Sutton. He was employed by Miller Pallet and Lumber Co., Creston, and was an avid hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Hoover Sutton; one daughter, Patricia Rickels of Deleon Springs, Fla.; one son, Jimmy Sutton of Florida; three brothers, John Sutton of Deland, Fla., Bud Sutton of Umatilla, Fla., and Archie Sutton of Hampton, S.C.; five sisters, Lee Crumbley of Maynor, Ga., Lou Harrington of Valdosta, Ga., Pearlie Yeager of Alabama, Opal Peterson of Douglas, Ga., and Faye Higgs of Atlanta, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Axson Church of God-Prophesy, Axson. Burial was in Axson Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/10/1994

ANNA M. SWESEY

Anna M. Swesey, 91, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 4, 1994, at Ridgewood Place Nursing Home, Akron.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Elihue and Florence Johnson McGee. She was a homemaker and had been in the Akron area since 1945. She was a member of Free Gospel Church, Akron.

Surviving are two daughters, Eva Germano of Manchester, Ohio, and Leona Zickefoose of Norton, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Wanda Madison and Betty Simmons, both of Parkersburg, and Peggy Alloway of Coolville, Ohio; two stepsons, Kenneth Swesey of Parkersburg and Francis Swesey, Jr., of Doylestown, Ohio; one brother Elza Parker of Pine Grove; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Francis M. Swesey, and one son, Coy Simmons. Services were held at Franklin Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Vernon E. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre, Ohio.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EDITH E. SWISHER

2/5/1998

Edith E. Swisher, 85, of Arcadia, Fla., formerly of Parkersburg, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, in Arcadia.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Sylvanus "Van" and Cora Burrows Richards. She was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Winona Seaman of Parkersburg, Sybil Gianguzzo of Arcadia, Fla., with whom she made her home, and Annette Macecvic of Rocky River, Ohio; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Earl Swisher; one brother, Walter Richards; and five sisters, Barbara Caplinger, Leatha Barton, Myrtle Rollins, Iona Wagoner and Flota Richards.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Earl Perkins officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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