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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 January 2003

SHARLENE SADLER

Sharlene Rae Sadler, 48, of Belpre, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Joshua S. and Minnie F. Bower Owens. She was a 1973 co-valedictorian of Calhoun County High School. She graduated from Parkersburg Community College in 1976 with an associate's degree in nursing, and from West Virginia University in 1990 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She was employed at Camden-Clark for 26 years as a registered nurse. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Parkersburg, and had been attending Bethel Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are her husband, Robert A. Sadler, Jr., whom she married on July 3, 1993; five sisters, her twin, Darlene K. Roberts and husband Larry of Parkersburg, Carolyn Preston and husband Gary of Belpre, and Joyce Roberts and husband Forrest, Jean Godfrey and husband Kenneth and Greta Richards and husband Dewain, all of Grantsville; five brothers, Ronald Owens and wife Ellen and Charles Owens and wife Donna, all of Parkersburg, George Owens and wife Faye of Sunbury, Ohio, and Woodrow Owens and wife Phyllis and Joshua S. Owens, Jr., all of Ravenswood; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Vonda Wiedenhoft, and one brother, Ottmer Owens.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Robert A. Sadler, Sr., and Rev. Randall Kochersperger officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 January 2006

ERIC SAFFIR

Eric Saffir, 83, of Spencer, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at home.

He was born in Vienna, Austria; the son of the late Federic and Emma Dworac Saffir. He was a graduate of Liverpool College, Liverpool, England. He was retired from Kellwood Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Jarvis Saffif; two sons, Dr. Michael Saffir of Bethany, Conn., and Richard Saffir of San Francisco, Calif.; two grandchildren; four nephews; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Hannah Roth. Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. "Mike" King officiating. Burial was in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 April 2009

SYLVIA IMOGENE MILLS SALMONS

Sylvia Imogene Mills Salmons, 90, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Adam A. Mills and Orpha Cooper Mills.

She was a teacher in the Wirt County school system for more than 30 years. She was a member of Retired Teachers Association, TOPS for 20 years, Elizabeth CEOS, and Elizabeth Church of Christ. She was a past Wirt County Belle of the Year and a former member of Wirt County emergency squad.

Surviving are one son, John A. Salmons of Calhoun County; one daughter, Loretta I. Somerville of Elizabeth; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and caregivers, Ramona Carpenter of Palestine and Sherry Smith of Elizabeth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carter Salmons; four brothers, Oran, Edgar, Earl and Lon Mills; and one sister, Goldie McCroskey Underwood.

Services were held at Elizabeth Church of Christ, with Pastor Eugene Conger and Rev. Lee Williams officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Canton Repository" - Oct 31, 1953

ALICE SAMPSON

Slain Woman's Rites To Be Held in Coolville

The body of Mrs. Alice Sampson 31, of 417 Cleveland Ave. SW., who was killed by her estranged husband during a quarrel Friday night, has been sent to the White Parlors Funeral Home at Coolville Ohio where services will be held.

The murder investigation was closed when word was received here that the husband, James Howard Sampson, 58, ended his life Saturday at the home of a brother near Grantsville W.Va.

Article: FLEEING MAN ENDS OWN LIFE AFTER MURDER OF WIFE HERE

JAMES HOWARD SAMPSON

A two state manhunt for an irate husband who bludgeoned his wife and then shot her ended abruptly today when the wanted man took his own life at Grantsville, W.Va.

West Virginia state police informed Marietta authorities that James H. Sampson, 58 year old rubbish hauler and former dog warden took his life today at Grantsville.

No details were available immediately, but it was believed Sampson killed himself with the same shotgun used in the slaying here.

The manhunt was set up after Sampson beat his wife with a garden hoe and then returned to fire a blast from a .12 gauage shotgun into her limp body before the horrified eyes of two men who were attempting to assist her.

The victim was Mrs. Alice Sampson, 31, of 417 Cleveland Ave. SW, a waitress at the Chef's Hat restaurant, who, police said was killed by her husband Friday at 6:35 p.m. in a climax to a domestic quarrel at the residence.

Mrs. Sampson had iniated divorce proceedings which were pending here in Common Pleas Court.

Following the shooting, Sampson fled in a 1940 black Ford pickup truck bearing Ohio license 3-H-805. Capt. William D. Harrison said a state wide alarm was sounded through the Ohio Highway Patrol radio network and numerous points in West Virginia also were alerted to pick him up.

According to Capt. Harrison, Sampson, who was arrested here just two weeks ago for threatening his wife with a shotgun, returned with her to the residence about 6 p.m. Mrs. Sampson was preparing supper in her second floor one room apartment when an argument developed.

A short time later, Sampson obtained an old- fashioned, heavy iron garden hoe and struck his wife over the head, inflicting a severe wound which caused considerable bleeding and left her in a semiconscious condition.

Just where Sampson obtained the garden hoe, police have been unable to learn as yet, but Capt. Harrison said that it is possible that it was in the room.

Meanwhile, John Vancoter, a roomer at the address, heard the commotion and went to a first floor apartment, occupied by Robert Evans and Ray Sutton. He informed them that something had happened to Mrs. Sampson. The two men were watching television at the time, poice said.

Evans and Sutton said they found Mrs. Sampson lyng on the floor in the southeast corner of the room. They said she was gasping and lying in a pool of blood. The two men pulled her out of the corner. Evans said he had her by the arms, while Sutton held her feet. They moved her over near the door.

Suddenly they said Sampson reappeared in the doorway. He was carrying a .12 gauge shotgun. "You'll never doublecross another man" they quoted him as saying as he leveled the shotgun and fired a shot into the abdomen of the injured woman.

Evans told police that after Sampson fired the shot, he broke open the shotgun and ejected the spent shell. "I figured he was going to reload and shoot us" Evans said.

After looking around to see if Sutton was injured, Evans told police he pushed the gun aside and then pushed Sampson outside the doorway.

Vanscoter, meanwhile had notified police who arrived a few minutes later. Sampson apparently ran to his pickup truck and fled before police arrived at the scene.

Domestic difficulties had been apparent for sometime between the two, and Sampson previously had threatened to kill his wife. He was arrested Oct. 18 on charges of disorderly conduct and intoxication after he chased Mrs. Sampson with a shotgun through the house and through a tenant's apartment at the address. At the time, the shotgun was loaded and he carried two shells in his pocket.

The following day he appeared before Municipal Judge Adolph Unger, was fined $10.00 and costs on each charge. Judge Unger ordered the gun confiscated. Police still are holding that shotgun.

Harrison described the wanted husband as 5 feet 8 1/2 inches tall and weighing about 154 pounds. He said he has gray hair, hazel eyes and a noticable scar on his left jaw which gives the appearance that a piece of jawbone had once been removed.

He was arrested in Marietta on June 25 in connection with a hit-skip accident there and at that time was carrying a driver license which was issued in that city.

Mrs. Sampson owned the apartment house at 417 Cleveland Ave. SW. and also one at 1908 Garfield Ave. SW, an address her husband gave at the time of his arrest here on Oct. 16.

The body is at the Whitticar funeral home pending arrangements. Sampson's son, Jilson Ford Sampson, 35, of Marietta, was shot to death last June 21 during an argument at New England, Athens County. His assailant, Mrs. Kathryn Britton, 38, whom he had met during the afternoon, was later freed of charges filed in connection with the shooting. She was the mother of three children.

Survivors include a son Howard J. of Canton; a half brother in Dallas, Ind. and a half sister Juanita Sampson of Columbus.

Sampson was a former dog warden in Marietta.

Note: James Howard is the son of David Andrew Sampson and Margaret McCumbers. His wives were:

1) Cornelia Hamrick ( Truman married name - Clay Co WV 1913)
2)Josie Sampson - Athens Ohio 1925
3) Freda Ater - Meigs Co Ohio 26 July 1940 - Athens Co Ohio 1937
4) Alice M Barringer- Wood Co WV Nov 1947

(Franklin Sampson)


Obituaries, 1905 - 1949, Vol. L - Z; Roane County Historical Society, Inc.; Unknown newspaper. Article dated by hand 2-20-1920.

Belle Sampson

Mrs. Lee Sampson of Island Run, died Feb. 5, of the flu and pneumonia and was buried at Dry Hill cemetery. Several of her children also have the flu.

Note: Wife of Lee Roy Sampson, s/o Harvey George and Anna Riggs Sampson; Belle was b. about 1878. I have no information on Belle's family except that at least of couple of her children ended up in Arizona.

(Franklin Sampson)


Bertha Mae Beckler Sampson

"The Athens Messenger" - Friday Dec 26, 1919 pg 3

Mrs Riley (Bertha) Sampson, a well known Kimberly resident, died at her home there Thursday. Mrs. Sampson is well known here. She is survived by her husband and five children. No funeral arrangements have been made. - - Gravestone of (John) Riley & Bertha Sampson, Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Parkersburg News" - Saturday 15 Dec. 1984

Bessie Sampson, 82, of 15 Highland Ave. Parkersburg, died in Arcadia Nursing Home in Coolville, Ohio Friday morning after a long illness.

She was born in Roane County, a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Harris Nichols.

She was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church in Roane County and had been employed as a housekeeper at St. Joseph's Hospital and later at Jane Case Hospital in Delaware, Ohio from where she retired.

She is survived by four sons Charles Sampson of Wadsworth, Ohio, Jack Sampson of Parkersburg with whom she had resided. Herman Sampson, Jr. of Tuscon, Ariz. and Fred Sampson of Uniontown, Ohio, one daughter Annabelle Davis of Mesa, Ariz., one sister Daisey Boggs of Spencer, nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, five step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Herman Sampson in 1981, by six brothers three sisters and one grandson.

Services are 1 p.m. Monday at the Vaughan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday. Tombstone Photo - Bessie - Tombstone Photo - (James) Herman

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Daily Record" - Wednesday, July 17, 1991, pg B9 (Wayne County, Ohio)

Betty Lou (Miller) Sampson

Betty L. Sampson, 58, 184 N. Geyers Chapel Road, Wooster, died Tuesday evening, July 16, at Wooster Community Hospital.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the westwood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Guy Morton officiating. Burial will be at East Union Cemetery. Tombstone Photo

Friends may call one hour prior to the services. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Westwood Baptist Church, 969 Blachleyville Road, Wooster 44691.

He ( sic She) was born in 1933 in Calhoun County W.Va. to Orval and Sarah ( Norman ) Miller and was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church.

Surviving are nine children, Mrs. Denny ( Judy ) Messner, Michelle Sampson, Robert D. Richard D., Louis R., and Gary R. all of Wooster. Mrs. Noah ( Carolyn ) Yoder and Mrs. Andy ( Barbara ) Yoder, both of Wakeman and Mrs. Harvey ( Charlotte ) Keim of Spencer, W. Va.; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Miller of Wooster; and two sisters Evelyn Miller of Virginia, and Mrs. Cecil ( Allie ) Mitchell of Elizabeth, W. Va.

Her parents died previously.

(Franklin Sampson)


The Times Record, Thursday 28 Aug 1969

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the VanDale Funeral Home for Mrs Beulah Louise Sampson, 49, of 130 Circle Ave. Spencer, who died Saturday in Gordon Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. The Rev. Orville Walker officiating, followed by burial in the Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle Durst Kelley. She was an employee of the Gordon Memorial Hospital and a Methodist by faith.

Surviving are her husband, Orville Sampson; two sons Boyd Sampson of Liverpool, and Edwin Eugene Sampson of Spencer; two sisters, Mrs Mabel Bohn of Spencer and Mrs Nell Frame of Atwater, Ohio; two brothers, B.C. Kelley of Beloit, Ohio and G. W. ( Jack) Kelley of New Cumberlannd, eight grandchildren; her stepmother, Mrs Frank Kelley of Grantsville; and step-sister, Mrs Ruth Densmore of Elyria, Ohio.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Canton Repository" - Nov 23, 1966, PG 13

Billy Franklin Sampson

BILLY SAMPSON'S DEATH

CANTON'S 19TH FATALITY- DRIVER KILLED WHEN TRAIN RAMS CAR AT CROSSING HERE
-RIDER HURT SERIOUSLY IN SMASHUP-
CANTON MAN FAILS TO REMAIN STOPPED UNTIL FLASHER OFF-

Canton's 19th traffic fatality of the eyar occurred at 12:40 A.M. today when a Pennsylvania Railroad train rammed a car at a crossing on Carnahan Ave, NE, jsut south of 9th St. Killed was the driver of the car, Billy Franklyn (sic-Franklin) Sampson, 30, of 706 Waynesburg Rd SE. A passenger, Dencil Castle, 27, of (Stark County's 1966 Traffic Toll: 77 Total this date; last year 66) 1211 4TH St. SW, suffered a broken neck and was in guarded condition in Mercy Hospital.

FAILS TO WAIT ON FLASHER

Canton police said Mr. Sampson, driving south on Carnahan Ave., stopped at the crossing to wait for an eastbound train. Witnesses said the car shot onto the track as soon as that train had passed, not waiting for the warning flashers to turn off and was struck by a westbound train which had been hidden from view. Traffic Sgt. Jacques Serra said the incident should serve as a warning to all drivers to wait for the flashers to go off before crossing a railroad track. Sgt. Serra said evidence indicates the victim had been drinking heavily before the crash. He said Mr. Castle told officers he had met Mr. Sampson at a Tavern a shot time earlier.

KNOCKED 74 FEET

The Engineer of the train, E. Sprandel, 51, of 6869 Oakcrest Ave. NW, North Canton, told police the train had been traveling 47 miles an hour. The car was knocked 74 feet by the impact. The death makes the city's toll more than double that of last year, which was 9. The county now has 77 road deaths, up from 11 last year, at this time and equal to the entire year's toll.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2003

CARRY HAROLD SAMPSON

Carry Harold Sampson, 67, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Apr. 12, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late William and Gracie Jackson Sampson. He was an Army veteran, having been stationed in Germany in the late 1950's, and had been a foreman at Stalwirt Rubber, Bedford, Ohio. He had been a companion and caregiver to Ruth Dawson of Arnoldsburg for the past 10 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Rose Gibson of Grantsville; two sons, Rick and Bill Sampson, both of Arnoldsburg; 12 grand­children; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Sampson of Spencer and Robert (Rob) Sampson of Arnoldsburg; and two sisters, Stella Tanner of Massillon, Ohio, and Lorene Stanley of Streetsboro, Ohio, He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, six brothers, and two sisters.

Service’s were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Record-Courier" - Friday, August 10, 1973

Clyde W. Sampson

Garrettsville man killed by train; suicide ruled.

An engineer on a southbound Erie-Lackawanna freight train said he blew the horn and hit the brakes, then watched in horror as a 52-year-old Garrettsville man lay down on the tracks Thursday.

Killed by the train was Clyde W. Sampson of 10414 South St.

Sampson, who was released from Woodside Receiving Hospital in Youngstown two weeks ago, was struck by the Cleveland-bound train at 7:05 a.m. near the Windham-Parkman crossing in Windham Twp.

He was pronounced dead at Robinson Memorial Hospital at 9:38 a.m. by Coroner Robert A. Sybert, who ruled the death a suicide.

Sampson moved to Garrettsville eight years ago from Grantsville, WV., where he was born Jan. 6, 1921.

He is survived by five sons, Burton of Newbury, Jim Lee of Leavittsburg, Ford, Ricky, and James Harold of Grantsville,WV; four daughters, Mrs. Katherine Carter and Mrs. Shirley Jo Cottrill, both of Warren and Linda Sampson and Betsy Sampson, both of Grantsville, WV; four brothers and three sisters, all of WV; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mallory Memorial Home in Garrettsville, with burial in Park Cemetary, Garrettsville. Calling hours will be Friday and Saturday evening from 7-9.

(Franklin Sampson)


From an unidentified Spencer, Roane Co., newspaper, 1996
Obituary Collection of the Roane Co. Hist. Society

Curtis Sampson

Curtis Sampson, 81, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, May 21, 1996, near Stumptown.

He was born in Clay County, a son of the late David Andrew and Sarrah Elizabeth McCune Sampson. He was a former employee of the O. Ames Co., Parkersburg, and was a timberman. He was a member of the Frozen Chapel Baptist Church, Shock.

He is survived by three daughters, Anna Lucille Patterson of Strange Creek, Robin L. Wease of Spencer and Lisa Ann Cook of Parkersburg; one son, Charles C. Sampson of

Stumptown; one stepdaughter, Jane Rucker of Spencer; two stepsons, Jimmy Nicholas of Spencer and Timmy Nicholas of Stumptown; two brothers, Homer Sampson of Shock and David Sampson of Parkersburg; 26 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.

Services were Saturday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Elder Darrell Hashman officiating. Burial was in Cottrell Cemetery, Shock

(Franklin Sampson)


DAVID ANDREW SAMPSON

Died 1958

Services Last Thursday For David A. Sampson

David Andrew Sampson, 92, of Orma, died Tuesday, April 15, at his home after a long illness.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 17, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church near Orma with the Rev. W.G. Schoolcraft officiating. Burial was in the Cottrell Cemetery on Frozen Run.

Mr. Sampson was a member of Frozen Run Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah; seven sons, William of Orma, Andy J. of Reedy, Harvey and Clyde, both of Nicut, Curt of Parkersburg, David of Barberton, Ohio, and Homer of Shock; and six daughters, Mrs. Josie Murphy of Chloe, Mrs. Lydia Tanner of Nebo, Mrs. Janie Dickey and Mrs. Hallie Siers both of Nicut, Mrs. Ocie King of Shock, and Mrs. Lougene Knopp of Parkersburg.

Note: David Andrew Sampson born Jan. 18, 1866; died April 15, 1958

(Franklin Sampson)


Charleston Gazette - April 23, 2008

Dorsey Ralph Sampson

Mr. Dorsey Ralph Sampson, 69, of Duke Whittaker Road, Mocksville, N.C., died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Davie County Hospital. He was born April 9, 1939, in Kanawha County, W.Va., to the late Ernest D. and Velma Pearle Roberts Sampson.

Mr. Sampson was retired from Thompson-Crown Wood Products and was a member of the Teamster's Union. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Sampson enjoyed bowling, gardening and fishing; but he especially enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant sons; two sisters, Betty Gray White and Vada Ernestine Sampson; and a brother, Donald Ray Sampson.

Mr. Sampson is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol Hedrick Sampson of the home; two daughters, Tammy Lynn Sampson of the home and Penny (Charles) Childress of Mocksville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Cristopher Robert Burch, Austin Lee Childress and Bryce Wayne Childress; three sisters, Irene Nutter of Ariz., Cleora Mae (Jeffrey) Marshall of Ohio, and Pauline Marie (George) Williams of Kentucky; a brother, Robert Lee (Karen) Sampson of West Virginia; and special friends, Richard and Kathy Wooten of Kentucky.

A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, at Bear Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Childress officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Eaton Funeral Home, Mocksville, N.C. The family requests that memorials be considered for American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro, NC 27407 or American Heart Association, Memorials and Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2001

EDITH SAMPSON

Edith Sampson, 76, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Selby Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Daniel and Idel Wagner Roach. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Chapel Church, Coolville, Ohio, where she was a Sunday Schoolteacher.

Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Sampson; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, all of Marietta.

Services were held at White-Moquin Funeral Home, Coolville, with Rev. Wilbur Lowe officiating. Burial was in Decatur Cemetery, Little Hocking. Tombstone Photo

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 March 2006

ELMER SAMPSON

Elmer Sampson, 92, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2006, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William and Gracie Jackson Sampson.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Sampson of Arnoldsburg, and two sisters, Loraine Stanley of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Stella Tanner of Massillon, Ohio.

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

Graveside services were held at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Roger Carter officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


MRS. EMMA SAMPSON

"The Parkersburg News" - Thursday, July 28, 1966

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday in the Stoney Point Methodist Church, Calhoun County, for Mrs. Emma Sampson,78, of Arnoldsburg, widow of the late Ralph Sampson, who died Tuesday at the Marietta Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

The Rev. Charles and Ruby Wilkinson will officiate with burial to be in the Gibson Cemetery at Altizer.

Born at Altizer, Calhoun County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Cora Starcher-Craddock, and was a member of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church in Rocksdale.

Survivors include four sons, Earnest of St. Albans, Cyrus of Rockport, Frank of Akron, O., and Ralph Jr. of Little Hocking, O.; six daughters, Mrs. Leval Starcher of Rittman, O., Mrs. Velta Starcher of Mentor, O., Mrs. Alta Starcher, Arnoldsburg, Mrs. Thelma Roach of Belpre, Mrs Bessie Nutter of Flemming, O., and Mrs. Nina Mae Saunders of Parkersburg.

Also surviving are 37 g randchildren and 47 great-grand children; two sisters, Mrs. Ocie Sampson of Spencer and Mrs. Amy Roberts of Arnoldsburg; and four brothers, Ottie Craddock of Barberton, O., Shirley Craddock of Mt. Zion, and Roscoe and Glover Craddock, both of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, one brother and one sister.

Friends may call at the Kimes Funeral Home.

Note: Though not named, I believe the daughter that preceded Emma in death was named Vivian. She is also buried in Gibson Cemetery "Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 February 2003

(Katie Solomon)


"The Parkersburg News" - Feb. 7, 1983

EVA MAE NUTTER SAMPSON

Eva Mae Sampson, 90, of Belpre, died Sunday evening at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a Native of Rocksdale, Calhoun County,and had resided in Belpre for the past 16 years. She was a member of Calvery Community Church and Belpre senior citizens.

Surviving are six sons, Ted Riggs of West Union,Ohio, Bruce Riggs of Lancaster, Ohio, Duane Sampson of Big Bend, Ronzil Sampson of Vincent, Ohio, Max Sampson of Little Hocking and Charles Sampson of Campbell, Calif., two daughters, Gladys Heiney of Reedsville, Ohio, and Nancy Hetzer of Belle, 31grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and eightgreat-great-grandchildren, A brother, Ottie Nutter of Akron, Ohio.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvery Community Church, route 7, just North of the Belpre bypass. The Rev. Clay Sloan and the Rev. Kenneth Fullerton will officiate with burial in Rockland Cemetery (Washington County, Ohio). - Tombstone Photo

Friends may call at Spencer Funeral Home, Belpre,from 4-9 p.m. today and at the church for an hour prior to the services.

The family requested that in lieu of other rememberances memorials be made to the Belpre Christian Academy, Route 7, Belpre, 45714

Note: date of birth, 9-18-1892; death, 2-06-1983

(Katie Solomon)


Unidentified Spencer, Roane Co., newspaper, 1990

Ferrell Sampson

Ferrell Sampson, 87, of Grantsville, died Sunday, December 2, 1990, at home after a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Preston and Elizabeth Carpenter Sampson. He was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

He is survived by a son, Leon Sampson of Grantsville; six daughters, Bernice Sampson, Rose Husk, Jean Plant and Katherine Baker, all of Grantsville, Ullinee Falb and Ettalean Kerby, both of Mt. Zion; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josie Sampson, in 1982; three sons, three daughters, four sisters and two brothers.

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

(Joe Nutter)


"Sentinel News" - No date

Floyd Sampson

Floyd Sampson, 88, of Millstone, Calhoun County, died Tuesday evening in the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

He was born Sept. 11, 1875, at Orma, Calhoun County, son of the late Harvey and Dianna Cottrell Sampson.

He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are two sons, Homer Sampson, Millstone, and John Sampson of Cutler, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Verbal McKown, Spencer, and Mrs. Lizzie Butler, Orma; 12 grand children and a number of great grand children.

His wife, Mrs. Pricy Wayne Sampson, preceded him in death in 1960.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Stump Funeral home, Grantsville, with the Rev. W.G. Schoolcraft officiating. Burial will be in the Upper Wayne Cemetery, at Beech.

(Katie Solomon)


"Parkersburg News-Sentinel" - Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Garnet M. Sampson

Garnet M. Sampson, 78, of Parkersburg died Sept. 26, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Roma Harden and Ruby Connolly Harden. She was a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church and was retired from the Board of Education.

Survivors include a son, Gary Sampson and wife, Chris, of Parkersburg; granddaughter, Michelle Sampson of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Romie Harden of Canton, Ohio, and John Carl Harden of Chicago; two half-sisters, Katie Moore of Parkersburg and Lorrena Wilkinson of Byesville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Sampson; brother, Bob Harden; and sister, Dorothy Wilson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Tombstone Photo

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 March 1988

Harley H. Sampson

Harley H. Sampson, 79, Marion, Ind. died Thursday, March 17, 1988 at his home.

Sampson was born in Orma, a son of the late Marsh and Annabell Sampson. He was a retired employee of Monarch Rubber, Spencer, was a member of Scottish Rite Lodge No. 83, Linden, the Orient Valley of Charleston, the Order of Eastern Star in Fairmont, Ind., the IOOF Lodge No. 246 in Minnora. He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three sons, John Sampson of Marion, George Mace of Cass City, Ind., and Charles Mace of Marion; three daughters Doris Moore of Sweetser, Ind., Kathleen Cottrell of Marion and Mary Corttrell of Landess, Ind.; a brother, Carl Sampson of Orma; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, 1 p.m., at the Orma United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bert Mollohan officiating and burial was in the Orma Cemetery. Masonic graveside services were held.

(Franklin Sampson)


The Parkersburg News, Saturday, 30 March 1963

Funeral services for Ira Sampson, 61, former Wood County resident who died at his home in Louisville, Ky. Thursday will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Methodist Church, Hur, W.Va.

The Rev. Charles Wilkinson will officiate with the Kimes Funeral Home in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Mr. Sampson was owner and operator of a grocery store at Mineral Wells and later operated a grocery store in Louisville until the time of his death.

He was a member of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church and served in the Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs Minnie Sampson; two sons, Donald and William Sampson, both of Flora, Ill; a daughter, Mrs Arthur Hetzer, Little hocking, O.; seven grandchildren; three bothers, John at Parkersburg, Howard of Palo Alto, Calif., and Homer of Spencer; a sister, Mrs Orland Buchannon of Walker.

Friends may call at the Kimes Funeral Home after noon Saturday.

Sunday March 31, 1963

Final rites for Ira Sampson, 61, Louisville, Ky., who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Mt. Olivet Church, at Hur, Calhoun County.

The Rev. Charles Wilkinson will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kimes Funeral Home until 11 a.m. when the body will be taken to the church.

(Franklin Sampson)


The Roane County Newspaper Jan 2, 1962

Harvey G. Sampson

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Orma Methodist Church for Harvey George Sampson, 89, of Millstone, who died Saturday in a Spencer hospital after a long illness. The Rev. Kenneth Cruickshank officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving is one brother, Floyd Sampson of Spencer.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2006

JAMES SAMPSON

James Dale Sampson, 81, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John Edward and Pearl Craddock Sampson. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Johns-Mansville with 38 years of service. He was a member of Lightner Memorial Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Angelia Matthey of Walker; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; special aunt, Muriel Basnett of Calhoun County; one nephew; and lifelong close friend, Bernadine Ayers Evans of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Cunningham Sampson, in 1987; one son, Wayne Sampson, in 1978; and one brother, Randall Sampson.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Tim Henson officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - Tuesday, April 28, 1981

(James) Herman Sampson, 80, of 15 highland Ave., Parkersburg, died Monday morning at the St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Lee and Belle Marks-Sampson. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Liberty Methodist Church in Roane County.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Nichols-Sampson; four sons, Charles Sampson of Wadsworth, Ohio, Jack Sampson, with whom he made his home this past year, Herman Sampson Jr. of Tuscon, Ariz. and Fred Sampson of Massillon, Ohio; one daughter, Annabelle Davis of Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers, Roma Sampson of Grantsville and Oral Sampson of Glenville, W.VA.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

The funeral will be Thursday, 11 A.M. at the Vaughn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phillip Newhart officiating. Burial will be in the Arlington Memorial Gardens. (Note: This cemetery is now known as Evergreen North) - Tombstone Photo - Bessie - Tombstone Photo - (James) Herman

Friends may call at the funeral home today starting 7 p.m.

(Katie Solomon)


"The Parkersburg News" - Wednesday, July 9, 1969

James H. Sampson

James H. [Howard] Sampson, 64, of 515 Douglas Ave., Ravenswood, died yesterday morning following a sudden illness.

Born in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late William and Mary Kerby-Sampson, He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a retired employee of the U.S. Post Office Dept.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ora Kidder-Sampson; four sons, Duane and Charles Sampson, both of San Jose, Calif., Ronzil Sampson of Waverly, O., and Max Sampson of Belpre; one sister Mrs. Vesta Buchanan of Parkersburg; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements remain incomplete at the Kimes Funeral Home where friends may call afternoon today.

(Katie Solomon)

"The Jackson Herald" - Friday July 11, 1969 pg 7

Ravenswood Man Dies At Pond

James Howard Sampson, 64, of 515 Douglas Avenue, Ravenswood formerly of Parkersburg died Tuesday morning while fishing with his stepson Alva Kidder and his son-in-law at the Vernon McCoy Farm pond at Ravenswood. Mr. Sampson apparently died of natural causes according to county coroner Gay H. Duke, who was called to the scene.

Mr. Sampson is married to the former Ora Kidder of Ravenswood, and is a retired postal clerk. He was born in Calhoun County. His body was moved from the Chambers Funeral Home to the Kimes Funeral Home in Parkersburg where funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.

Note: Buried Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg ( Wood Co ) WV. - Tombstone Photo

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Canton Repository" - Oct 31, 1953

Article: FLEEING MAN ENDS OWN LIFE AFTER MURDER OF WIFE HERE

JAMES HOWARD SAMPSON

A two state manhunt for an irate husband who bludgeoned his wife and then shot her ended abruptly today when the wanted man took his own life at Grantsville, W.Va.

West Virginia state police informed Marietta authorities that James H. Sampson, 58 year old rubbish hauler and former dog warden took his life today at Grantsville.

No details were available immediately, but it was believed Sampson killed himself with the same shotgun used in the slaying here.

The manhunt was set up after Sampson beat his wife with a garden hoe and then returned to fire a blast from a .12 gauage shotgun into her limp body before the horrified eyes of two men who were attempting to assist her.

The victim was Mrs. Alice Sampson, 31, of 417 Cleveland Ave. SW, a waitress at the Chef's Hat restaurant, who, police said was killed by her husband Friday at 6:35 p.m. in a climax to a domestic quarrel at the residence.

Mrs. Sampson had iniated divorce proceedings which were pending here in Common Pleas Court.

Following the shooting, Sampson fled in a 1940 black Ford pickup truck bearing Ohio license 3-H-805. Capt. William D. Harrison said a state wide alarm was sounded through the Ohio Highway Patrol radio network and numerous points in West Virginia also were alerted to pick him up.

According to Capt. Harrison, Sampson, who was arrested here just two weeks ago for threatening his wife with a shotgun, returned with her to the residence about 6 p.m. Mrs. Sampson was preparing supper in her second floor one room apartment when an argument developed.

A short time later, Sampson obtained an old- fashioned, heavy iron garden hoe and struck his wife over the head, inflicting a severe wound which caused considerable bleeding and left her in a semiconscious condition.

Just where Sampson obtained the garden hoe, police have been unable to learn as yet, but Capt. Harrison said that it is possible that it was in the room.

Meanwhile, John Vancoter, a roomer at the address, heard the commotion and went to a first floor apartment, occupied by Robert Evans and Ray Sutton. He informed them that something had happened to Mrs. Sampson. The two men were watching television at the time, poice said.

Evans and Sutton said they found Mrs. Sampson lyng on the floor in the southeast corner of the room. They said she was gasping and lying in a pool of blood. The two men pulled her out of the corner. Evans said he had her by the arms, while Sutton held her feet. They moved her over near the door.

Suddenly they said Sampson reappeared in the doorway. He was carrying a .12 gauge shotgun. "You'll never doublecross another man" they quoted him as saying as he leveled the shotgun and fired a shot into the abdomen of the injured woman.

Evans told police that after Sampson fired the shot, he broke open the shotgun and ejected the spent shell. "I figured he was going to reload and shoot us" Evans said.

After looking around to see if Sutton was injured, Evans told police he pushed the gun aside and then pushed Sampson outside the doorway.

Vanscoter, meanwhile had notified police who arrived a few minutes later. Sampson apparently ran to his pickup truck and fled before police arrived at the scene.

Domestic difficulties had been apparent for sometime between the two, and Sampson previously had threatened to kill his wife. He was arrested Oct. 18 on charges of disorderly conduct and intoxication after he chased Mrs. Sampson with a shotgun through the house and through a tenant's apartment at the address. At the time, the shotgun was loaded and he carried two shells in his pocket.

The following day he appeared before Municipal Judge Adolph Unger, was fined $10.00 and costs on each charge. Judge Unger ordered the gun confiscated. Police still are holding that shotgun.

Harrison described the wanted husband as 5 feet 8 1/2 inches tall and weighing about 154 pounds. He said he has gray hair, hazel eyes and a noticable scar on his left jaw which gives the appearance that a piece of jawbone had once been removed. He was arrested in Marietta on June 25 in connection with a hit-skip accident there and at that time was carrying a driver license which was issued in that city.

Mrs. Sampson owned the apartment house at 417 Cleveland Ave. SW. and also one at 1908 Garfield Ave. SW. an address her husband gave at the time of his arrest here on Oct.16.

The body is at the Whitticar funeral home pending arrangements. Sampson's son, Jilson Ford Sampson, 35, of Marietta, was shot to death last June 21 during an argument at New England, Athens County. His assailant, Mrs. Kathryn Britton, 38, whom he had met during the afternoon, was later freed of charges filed in connection with the shooting. She was the mother of three children.

Survivors include a son Howard J. of Canton; a half brother in Dallas, Ind. and a half sister Juanita Sampson of Columbus.

Sampson was a former dog warden in Marietta.

Note: James Howard is the son of David Andrew Sampson and Margaret McCumbers. His wives were:

1) Cornelia Hamrick ( Truman married name - Clay Co WV 1913)
2)Josie Sampson - Athens Ohio 1925
3) Freda Ater - Meigs Co Ohio 26 July 1940 - Athens Co Ohio 1937
4) Alice M Barringer- Wood Co WV Nov 1947

ALICE SAMPSON

Slain Woman's Rites To Be Held in Coolville

The body of Mrs. Alice Sampson 31, of 417 Cleveland Ave. SW., who was killed by her estranged husband during a quarrel Friday night, has been sent to the White Parlors Funeral Home at Coolville Ohio where services will be held.

The murder investigation was closed when word was received here that the husband, James Howard Sampson, 58, ended his life Saturday at the home of a brother near Grantsville W.Va.

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Athens Messenger" - Monday Dec 31, 1934

(John) Riley Sampson

Ends HIS LIFE
RILEY SAMPSON, KIMBERLY, HOLDS SHOTGUN AGAINST BREAST

Riley Sampson, age 56, at Kimberly, was the suicide victim, his body being discoverd in the yard near his home about 3:30 o'clock Sunday aftrnoon.

Sampson a well known miner employed at Kimberly, gave up his job Friday, and told friends he was going away. A daughter Miss Waveline Sampson age 16, left last Wednesday for Coronado, California where she will make her home with a sister, Mrs. Mable Mollon. At the request of the father, Mrs. Mollon drove here two weeks ago from California to accompany the sister home.

BLAME DESPONDENCY

Mr. Sampson is believed to have been despondant because of ill health.

He had been subject to attacks of melancholy since the death of his wife 13 years ago.

A note found after the discovery of the body left directions for the settling of his affairs.

Sampson died apparently instantly from the effects of shotgun wounds. He had held the muzzle against his left breast and forced the trigger with a forked stick, officers said.

The shot was not heard by neighbors the investigation revealed, and the body was discovered by a boy named Callie who was passing the yard about 4 o'clock. Police Chief George Bateman was called from Nelsonville, and Coroner Jones from Athens.

Sampson also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Weaver of Doanville, and two sons Ford Sampson of Cadiz, Ohio and Lester of Coronado, Calif. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. It was not expected that the two daughters would arrive in California until Thursday of this week.

"The Athens Messenger" (Ohio) - Monday Dec 31, 1934

Athens Co Obits - Jan 01 1935- Dec 31, 1939 Funeral services for Riley Sampson, age 56 were held at 10:30 Wednesday morning at the residence conducted by the Rev Lloyd Evans pastor of the Nelsonville Presbyterian Church.

Pallbearers were Enis Hartman, John Hartman, Clifford Hartman, William Hartman, Douglas Hartman , and Jimmy Hartman. Burial was made at Greenlawn. Mr Sampson was born in West Virginia coming to the district at an early age. He married Bertha Beckler in 1903. They had five children Ford of Cadiz Ohio, Mrs Elsie Weaver of Doanville and Mrs William Mallon, Miss Waveline Sampson and Lester (sic Luster) all of Coronado, Calif. The later three were unable to attend the funeral. Mrs Sampson died in 1919. Mr Sampson was well known in this section. The funeral services were largely attended. - Gravestone of Riley & Bertha Sampson, Greenlawn Cemetery.

Note: John Riley Sampson is the son of Harvey George Sampson and Rachel Diane Cottrill; Bertha is his wife. John Riley was born in Calhoun County.

(Franklin Sampson)


On File Calhoun County, WV Library - Died May 11, 1979

JOHN RILEY SAMPSON

John R. Sampson, 72, of Leisure City, Fla. formerly of Orma, died Friday May 11, following a long illness.

Services will be held Thursday, May 17, at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, with the Rev. Johnny Alfred officiating, and burial will be in the Wayne Cemetery at Beech.

Grantsville- John R. Sampson, 72, of Leisure City, Fla, fomerly of Orma died Friday in Florida following a long illness.

Services will be Thursday 2 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Alfred officiating. Burial will be in the Wayne Cemetery at Beech, Calhoun County.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Note - Son of Floyd Sampson and Pricey Wayne.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2008

KENNETH SAMPSON

Kenneth B. Sampson, 57, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at The Arbors of Marietta.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Oral G. and Ruby Dillon Sampson.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was a member of 4-H Big Foot Tribe and had taught classes for Lights On! program. He was a funeral director's assistant at Stump Funeral Home for several years.

Surviving are one daughter, Anna Marie Sampson of Millstone; two brothers, Willard Sampson of St. Marys and Otis Sampson of Clayton, N.C.; and two sisters, Ellen Coen of Barberton, Ohio, and Mary L. West of Arnoldsburg.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - Tuesday July 29, 1947 pg 8

Laura (McCumbers) Sampson)

Mrs. Laura Sampson, 73, died at her home at Frozen, Calhoun County, July 28, 1947. She was the daughter of Tom and Betsie Riffle McCumbers.

She is survived by her husband, H. G. Sampson.

Final rights will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Run Cemetery near Nicut, Calhoun County. The Stump Funeral Home at Grantsville is in charge of arrangements.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 April 2002

LEON SAMPSON

Leon F. Sampson, 68, of Grantsville, died Monday, Apr. 22, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ferrell and Josie Kerby Sampson. He was a former employee of Say-A-Tool Co., Grantsville, for 27 years, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Mona Edgell Sampson; one daughter, Peggy Dye and husband Terry of Big Springs; five sisters, Ulinee Falb, Ettalean Kerby of Mt. Zion and Rose Husk, Katheryn Baker and Jean Plant, all of Grantsville; two granddaughters, Amanda Richards and husband Charlie of Big Springs and Tara Dye of Big Springs; four great-grandchildren, Kyler Propst, Mason Propst, Brogan Richards and Alexa Richards; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, George Sampson, and two sisters, Bernice Sampson and Roxie Chapman.

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

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg Sentinel, Saturday, March 13, 1965

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Orma Methodist Church for Mrs. Levinia W. Sampson, 45, Arnoldsburg, Calhoun County, wo died Wednesday morning in the University Hospital at Morgantown following a long illness.

She was born Dec. 3, 1920 in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Bert and Lulie W. Wears, and was a member of the Orma Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband Harley Sampson, a daughter Doris Sampson, and a son John Sampson, both at home; two daughters by a previous marriage, Mrs Mary M. Cottrill, and Mrs Kathleen Cottrill, both of Zanesville O.; and two sons by a previous marriage, Charles Mace and George Mace both serving in the U.S.Army. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs Opal Parsons, St. Marys and eight grandchildren.

The Rev Kenneth Cruickshank will officiate with burial to be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

Note: Levinia Jane Wears was born in Calhoun County on 03 Dec 1920 to Bert Wears and Lulu Wilson, she married Hobert Mace in Calhoun Co 18 Feb 1938,they had 4 children Kathleen, Mary,George, and Charles. I dont have dates of birth for them. She then married Harley Sampson on 26 Feb 1948 and had two children with him John Paul Sampson born Calhoun Co 19 July 1948 and Doris Hope Sampson born Calhoun Co 10 Jan 1952. Her parents were married in Calhoun Co 21 Oct 1906.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 September 2008

LOVELL OTIS SAMPSON

Lovell Otis Sampson, 95, of Grantsville, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.

He was the son of William and Eva Craddock Sampson.

He attended Walnut Grove Church.

Surviving are his children, June Godfrey, Don Sampson and wife Margarit and Charlie Sampson and wife Linda, all of Grantsville; one brother, Roscoe Sampson of Columbia, S.C.; three half-brothers, Gerald, Doyle and Darryal Sampson, all of Grantsville; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Maude Kerby Sampson; three brothers, Bernard, Orval and William Sampson; and one sister, Gladys Wagoner.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"The Marietta Times" - Friday Oct. 02, 1953 pg 5

Miss Mary A. Sampson

Miss Mary Arlona Sampson, 15, daughter of Howard and Eva M. Sampson of Little Hocking. died at her home Thursday afternoon following a short illness. She was born in Calhoun County W.Va. and had been a resident of Little Hocking for the past four years. She was a member of the sophmore class at Belpre High School and of the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Vienna.

Surviving are her father Howard Sampson of Laytonville Cal., and her mother, Mrs. Eva Sampson of Little Hocking; also four brothers and sisters, Duane stationed at Bainbridge, Md., Ronvil (sic Ronsil) of Wellston, Max of Elyria, and Charles of Little Hocking; two half brothers Theodore Riggs of Tuppers Plains and Bruce Riggs of Columbus; two half sisters Mrs. Gladys Heiney of Reedsville and Mrs. Nancy Hetzer of Little Hocking.

Services will be held from the Little Hocking Methodist Church on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Foster officiating. The Spencer Funeral Home of Belpre is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be made in Rockland Cemetery. - Tombstone Photo

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2001

MAUDE SAMPSON

Maude Sampson, 87, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Mary Ann Bell Kerby. She was a Methodist and a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Lovell O. Sampson; one daughter, June Godfrey of Grantsville; two sons, Don Sampson of Millstone and Charles Sampson of Grantsville; one brother, Bernard Kerby of Grantsville; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild; three sisters, Delta Sampson, Nellie Godfrey and Delphia Taylor; three brothers, Roscoe, William and Joe Kirby; four half-sisters, Josie Sampson, Laura Whytsell, Minnie Miller and Sarah Miller; and three half-brothers, Dewey Kerby, Floyd Kerby and Lawrence Kerby.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 September 2004

MONA SAMPSON

Mona M. Sampson, 73, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Cremo, the daughter of the late Andy and Rosie Chedester Edgell. She was a former employee of the Calhoun County Board of Education as a cook and had been a caregiver for over 100 children in her lifetime. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Peggy Dye and husband Terry of Big Springs; two grandchildren, Tara Dye of Bradford, Va., and Amanda Richards and husband Charlie of Grantsville; four great-grandchildren, Kyler and Mason Propst and Alexa and Brogan Richards, all of Grantsville; three sisters, Irene Husk of Grantsville, Emodee Starcher and husband Bruce of Madison and Betty Smith and husband Dale of Hur; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Leon Sampson, and three brothers, Lora Veon Edgell, Jennings Edgell and Donald Lee Edgell. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2001

NELLIE SAMPSON

Nellie G. Sampson, 86, of Massillon, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Louise Booher.

Surviving are two daughters, Florence Rogers of Grantsville and Wanetta Rogers of Massillon; three sons, Wesley Sampson of Arnoldsburg, Delmer Sampson of Massillon and George Sampson of South Carolina; 30 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Sampson, on Aug. 4, 1999; one brother; three sisters; and two sons.

Services were held at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, Massillon, with Rev. Larry Emery officiating. Burial was in Massillon Cemetery. - Tombstone Photo

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkrsburg News, Mon. 29 Dec. 1969. pg 9

Orville B. Sampson, 52, of 130 Circle Ave. Spencer, died yesterday in Gordon Memorial Hospital after an illness of one month.

Born in Calhoun County, he was a son of William Sampson and the late Eva Craddock Sampson. He had been engaged in farming in Roane County for about 20 years.

Survivors in addition to his father, include two sons, Boyd Sampson of Spencer, RFD 3, and Edwin Sampson of Spencer; one sister, Mrs Gladys Waggoner of Spencer; four brothers, Roscoe Sampson of Gilbert, S.C., Bernard and Lovell Sampson , both of Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, and Bill Sampson of Liverpool, Jackson County; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death in August, 1969, by his wife, Beulah L. Sampson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Vandale Funeral Home at Spencer with Rev. Larry Haught officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson Cemetery near Arnoldsburg.

(Franklin Sampson)


The Parkersburg Sentinel, Thursday 19 Jan, 1956

Perry R. Sampson, 66, of Altizer, died at his home Tuesday morning following an extended illness. Born June 6, 1889 in Calhoun County, a son of William and Mary Kirby Sampson. He was a carpenter by trade.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Sampson of Altizer; three daughters, Miss Monna Sampson of Columbus, O., Miss Merna Sampson, Miss Jane Sampson, both at home; one son, Loren Merle Sampson of Parkersburg; one sister, Mrs Orland Buchanan of Parkersburg; four brothers, Homer Sampson of Spencer, John Sampson of Parkersburg, Howard Sampson of Menglo Park, Calif, Ira Sampson address unknown.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Hur Methodist Church at Hur with the Rev. Ruby Wilkinson, assisted by the Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial will be in the Hur Cemetery.

The body will remain at the Hardman-Conrad Funeral Home in Spencer until time of services.

Note: b. 6 Jun 1899, Adam, Calhoun, WV; d. 17 Jan 1956; s/o William and Mary Bell Kerby Sampson; husband of Evelyn Roberts

(Franklin Sampson)


The Parkersburg News, Friday 07 August 1959, pg 32

PHYLLIS STULL SAMPSON

Mrs Phyllis Stull Sampson, 17, of Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, in St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of Aaron and Tracey Lamp Stull.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Charles Sampson; five sisters, Dottie Stull, Leon Stull, Linda Stull, Rose Mary Stull, and Elizabeth Stull, all of Grantsville; six brothers, Douglas Stull, David Stull, Earl Stull, Jack Stull, Larry Stull and Eugene Stull, also of Grantsville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stoney Point Methodist Church near Altizer, Calhoun County, with the Rev. Robert Duskey officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville where friends may call until 1 p.m. Saturday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - Thursday, September 8, 1960

Mrs. Pricey Sampson Rites Held At Orma

Mrs. Pricey Sampson, 83, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday Sept. 1 at her home after a long illness.

Surviving are her husband, Floyd; two sons, Homer of Millstone and John of Cutler, O; two daughters, Mrs Verbal McKown of Spencer and Mrs. Lizzie Butler of Orma; 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 3 at Orma Methodist Church with the Rev. Johnny Alfred officiating. Burial was in the Bailey Cemetery near Milo

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - Thursday, October 30, 1947

RALPH SAMPSON DIES AT ROCKSDALE MONDAY

Ralph Sampson, 61, died Monday evening at his home in Rocksdale.

Born in this county, he was the son of Will and Mary Kirby Sampson and was a member of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Craddock Sampson; six daughters, Mrs. Leavel Starcher of Leatherbark; Mrs. Alta Starcher of Spencer; Mrs. Bessie Nutter of St. Albans; Mrs. Delta Starcher, Mrs. Thelma Roach, and Miss. Nina Mae Sampson, all of Rocksdale. Five sons, Ernest of St. Albans, Cyrus of Slate, Holly of Parkersburg, Frank of Akron, Ohio, and Ralph Jr.in Rocksdale. Five brothers, Homer of Spencer, John of Grantsville, Ray of Altizer; Ira of Akron, Ohio, and Howard of Parkersburg and two sisters, Mrs. Stella Marsh of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs Vesta Buchanon and 27 grandchildren.

Funeral rites were conducted from the Stoney Point Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Wilkinson officiating, Thursday at 2 o'clock. Interment was in the Gibson Cemetery. The Hardman-Conrad Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(Franklin Sampson)


The Parkersburg News - Tue. Feb. 18, 1975

Randall D. Sampson, 52, of 607 Edgelawn Ave., was dead on arrival yesterday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospital. He apparently suffered a heart attack.

Mr. Sampson has been employed by DuPont for the last 25 years. Born in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late John and Pearl Craddock Sampson. He was a member of the South Parkersburg united Methodist Church, serving as a chairman of the board of trustees, chairman of the commission on evangelism and holding several other church offices.

A graduate of Mountain State Business College, he was a 32d degree Mason with membership in Mt. Olivet Lodge 3 and the scottish rite. He had served with the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Garnet Harden Sampson; one son, Gary E. Sampson of St. Clairsville, O., and one brother, Dale Sampson of Parkersburg.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the South Parkersburg U.M. Church with the Rev. Hugh Boone and the Rev. Bill Angel officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Tombstone Photo

Friends may call at the Levitt Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

(Franklin Sampson)


The Parkersburg News - Friday 23 Sept 1966

MAN SLAIN IN CALHOUN COUNTY

Roscoe B. Sampson, 44, of Orma, Calhoun County, died yesterday of a gunshot wound, according to information from Stump Funeral Home of Grantsville.

State Police were investigating but could not be reached for a report on the death. However, Victor Hamilton, Calhoun County prosecuting attorney, said the victim's wife, Alice, had been lodged in the county jail at Grantsville. She was reported to have been arraigned before Magistrate Leonard Boggs of Grantsville in connection with her husband's death.

The shooting occured outside a roadside general store on W.Va. 16 near the town of Stinson, according to Calhoun County Sheriff James E. Morford. Morford said he understood the weapon was a .32 caliber revolver.

Born in Calhoun County on Big Run, the victim was a son of William and Gracie Jackson Sampson. Survivors in addition to his parents include four sisters Mrs. Stella Tanner, Massillon O., Mrs. Mary Sampson and Mrs. Lorene Stanley, both of Bedford, O., Mrs. Lydia Butler, Orma, seven brothers Elmer, Virgil, Robert, and George Sampson all of Orma, Russell and Cecil Sampson, both of Massillon, and Harold Sampson of Bedford, and one son by a previous marriage, William Sampson of Youngstown, O.

Rites will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Orma Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Cruikshank officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Stump Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.

Accused of Killing Husband
Calhoun Woman Held for Murder

Mrs Alice Sampson was being held in jail yesterday at Grantsville following her arrest Thursday on a murder charge in connection with the gunshot death of her husband, Roscoe Sampson, of Chloe, Calhoun County, according to State Police.

She waived to the grand jury when arraigned before Magistrate Leonard Boggs, police said. The grand jury convenes the third Monday in October.

The shooting occured at a general merchandise store south of Chloe, about 1/2 mile from the Sampson home, authorities said.

One source was quoted that one shot from a .32 caliber revolver hit the femeral artery in his leg. It was not stated whether the victim was shot inside or outside the store.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Orma Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Cruikshank officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Stump Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Married Amanda Starcher 08 May 1947 Roane Co W. Va.

Married Mary Alice Richardson 21 June 1963 Clay Co W. Va ( Roscoe B. Samson on marriage )

(Franklin Sampson)


The Parkersburg Sentinel, Tuesday, 23 Jan 2001

ROXIE MAE SAMPSON

Roxie Mae Sampson, 95, of Parkersburg, died Jan. 22, 2001 at Cedar Grove Personal Care.

She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late David Alexander and Tillie Mae Drum McDonald. She worked at Goodyear in Akron for 15 years. She was a member of St. John United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Clara Wolfe of Winter Haven, Fla.; her caregiver and niece, Betty Heflin of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Riley Sampson; one brother and three sisters.

Services will be held 11 a.m Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Pastor Lee Hammond officiating. Burial in Wayne Cemetery, Calhoun County. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today.

(Franklin Sampson)


RUSSELL HOWARD SAMPSON

Russell Howard Sampson, 70, of Arnoldsburg, died Thurs­day, Jan. 30, 2003, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was the son of the late William R. and Gracie M. Jackson Sampson.

Surviving are three sons, Russell Lee Rogers of Massillon, Ohio, Dickie Lee Sampson of Elizabeth and Timothy Russell Sampson of Flint; one daughter, Melissa Jean Lane of Calhoun County; five grandchildren, Cody Joe Rogers, Ashely Anna Mary Sampson, Victoria Ann Sampson, Brandie Marie Sampson and Warren Scott Lane; two sisters, Stella Tanner of Massillon and Lerine Stanley of Ohio; two brothers, Robert and Harold Sampson, both of Arnoldsburg, arid Elmer Sampson of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Cecil, George, Andy and Ross Sampson, and two sisters, Mary Hall and Lisa Butler.

Private family service will be held at a later date. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Daily Record" - Tuesday Aug 14, 1984, pg B10 (Wayne County, Ohio)

Russell Dale Sampson

Russell D. Sampson, 52, 184 Geyer Chapel Road, Wooster, died Monday morning at his home after a sudden illness.

Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at McIntire Funeral Home with the Rev. Guy Morton officiating. Burial will be at East Union Cemetery. Tombstone Photo

Friends may call one hour prior to services.

He was born in Calhoun County W.Va. in 1932 to Andrew and Lucy Price Sampson and retired in January 1984 from the Gerstenslager Co. after 17 years as a press operator.

Surviving are his wife Betty Miller Sampson, whom he married July 7, 1951, children, Carolyn of Wellington, Robbie and Michelle both of the home, Richard D. of Wooster, Mrs. Andy (Barbara) Yoder of Reedy, W.Va., Mrs. Harvey (Charlotte) Keim of Spencer, W.Va.

Mrs. Denny (Judy) Messner, Louis and Gary all of Wooster, eight grandchildren , three brothers, Warden of Franklin Furnace, Weldon of Liverpool, W.Va. and Walter of Shreve, and five sisters, Mrs Holly (Opal) Marks of Spencer, W.Va., Mrs Cecil (Ivy) Cottrell of Reedy, W.Va., Mrs Ross (Mary) Hall of Akron, Josephine Miller of Wirt, W.Va. and Mattie McCune of Spencer, W. Va. His parents died previously.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 March 2002

RUSTY SAMPSON

Rusty T. Sampson, 40, of Orrville, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 9, 2002, at Massillon Community Hospital, Ohio.

He was born in Orma, the son of Margaret Sampson-McClain of Massillon, and had resided in Massillon most of his life. He had worked at Bender's Asphalt, Canal Fulton, Ohio, and as a carpenter at 3D Construction for the past 12 years. He attended Restoration Ministries Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Sandra Salapack Sampson of Orrville; one daughter, Sadie Sampson at home; one step-daughter, Siarra Goodson at home; two sisters, Jayme Jenkins of Massillon and Jeannie Hudanic of Green, Ohio; two aunts, Jean Sampson of Massillon and Carol Varner of Oberlin, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were scheduled Wednesday at Heitger Funeral Service - Massillon Chapel, 8 p.m., with Walter Bissell officiating, and Friday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, 1 p.m. Visitation at Stump Funeral Home will be on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Fleming Cemetery, Orma. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his daughter, Sadie Sampson, c/o any First Merit Bank (no address given).

(Larry Heffner)


Unknown newspaper

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Sampson

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Sampson, age 80 of Shock, Gilmer County, died Thursday, in a Gassaway Hospital.

A member of the Frozen Run Baptist Church near Shock.

Surviving sons, Harvey and Clyde of Windham, Ohio; Homer of Shock; Curt of Nicut; Davey of Pittsburgh; Clemons of Little Hocking, Ohio. Daughters Mrs. Hallie Sears of Nicut; Mrs. Ocie King of Shock; Mrs. Lou Jean Knopp of Parkersburg. Half brother,Henry McCune; half sister, Mrs. Nancy Hall of Gip, W.Va.; Mrs. Minnie McCoy of Parkersburg.

Services 2 p.m. at the Frozen Run Baptist Church, burial Frozen Run Cemetery. Bartlett Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Note: Died 11 August 1966.(Frozen Run Baptist Chuch Cemetery and Cottrell Cemetery, Calhoun Co. WV are the same cemetery.)

(Katie Solomon)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2001

SHIRLEY SAMPSON

Shirley A. Mace Sampson, 42, of Orma, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Oral and Ernestine Hoskins Mace. She was employed at Spencer Veneer Co., Spencer.

Surviving are one son, Matthew Sampson of Orma; three daughters, Marjorie Sampson, Jessica McKown and April McKown, all of Orma; four brothers, Kenneth Mace and Jim Mace, both of Chloe, Harley Mace of Heaters and Jeff Mace of Arnoldsburg; six sisters, Kathy Stevens of Charleston, Lillie O'Brien of Gandeeville, Lou Johnson of Grantsville, June Sampson of Stumptown, Becky Stagg of Spencer, and Deb Mace of Arnoldsburg.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Mace Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2001

VIRGIL SAMPSON

Virgil W. Sampson, 76, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William and Gravie Jackson Sampson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are four brothers, Elmer Sampson of Spencer and Russell, Harold and Robert Sampson, all of Arnoldsburg; three sisters, Stella Tanner and Mary Hill, both of Massillon, Ohio, and Loraine Stanley of Streetsboro, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 April 2003

WESLEY SAMPSON

Wesley Sampson, 62, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003, at Miletree Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Cecil and Nellie Booher Sampson. He was a factory worker for Krondite Brick Factory with 25 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, Wesley Sampson, Jr., of Florence, S.C., and Andrew William Sampson; one daughter, Susan Reip of Reedy; their mother, Xenia Jones; two brothers, Delmer Sampson of Massillon, Ohio, and George Sampson of Newberry, S.C.; two sisters, Wanetta Rogers of Massillon and Florence Rogers of Grantsville; and four granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one son, Matthew John Sampson, and two brothers, Bernard and Bill Sampson.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 January 2006

REV. CLIFTON SAMS

Rev. Clifton W. Sams, 85, of Big Springs, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Lewis O. and Bertha Bailey Sams. He served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II on the USS Antietem (CV36). He worked for TransWorld Airlines and retired from Union Carbide Corp. with 27 years of service. He was pastor of Chestnut Grove Independence Baptist Church for more than 31 years. He served for many years on the Chaplain Board of Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center. He and his wife were foster parents for more than 200 children.

Surviving are two sons, Steve Sams and James Sams: both of Big Springs; three daughters, Susan Rush of Big Springs, Nancy Sams of Kennewick, Wash., and Anita Parsons of Sand Ridge; six grandchildren, Christy Justice, John Sams, Dallas Sams, Joseph Sams, Samantha Cason and Dylan Rush; and three great­-grandchildren, Hailey, Easton and Sarah Sams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Jean Frederick Sams; three brothers, Robert, Lewis and Lloyd Sams; and two sisters, Kathryn Sams and Ruth Marshall.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Chapel Cemetery, Leading Creek Road, near Big Springs: Visitation was scheduled Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 11 November 2004

EVA JEAN SAMS

Eva Jean Sams, 76, of Big Springs, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at her home.

She was born at Freed, the daughter of the late B.F. and Virgie Richards Frederick. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Independent Baptist Church and had been a foster mother and emergency shelter care provider to over 200 children.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Rev. Clifton Sams; two sons. Stephen and Diane Sams and James and Peggy Sams, all of Big Springs; three daughters, Nancy Sams of Kennewick, Wash., Anita and Richard Parsons of Sand Ridge and Susan and Doug Rush of Big Springs; six grandchildren, Christy Justice, John Sams, Dallas Sams, Joseph Sams; Samantha Parsons and Dylan Rush; and two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Easton Sams; two sisters, Edna Jarvis and Lillian Frederick; and four brothers, Denzil, George, Roger and Dallas Frederick.

She was preceded in death by one nephew, Darren Frederick.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kenneth Parsons officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Leading Creek Road.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 March 2009

SHIRLEY ANN SAMS

Shirley Ann Sams, 59, of Vienna, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at The Arbors of Marietta.

She was born in Werneck, Germany, the daughter of Vivian Sams of Petroleum and the late Lt. Cmdr. Harry C. Sams.

She was a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in criminal justice.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one sister, Tina Lishman of Chloe, and seven brothers, Chris Sams of Avon Lake, Ohio, Tony Sams of Petroleum, David Sams of Butler, Pa., Bobby Sams of Saudi Arabia, Steven Sams of Hundred, Andrew Sams of Parowan, Utah, and Keith Sams of Albuquerque, N.M.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and one nephew, David Lee Sams, Jr.

Arrangements were incomplete by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 December 2001

HAROLD SANDS

Harold R. Sands, 93, of Rosedale, Gilmer County, died Monday, Dec. 3, [2001], in Clarksburg.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Nelson and Victoria Carroll Sands. He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways and was a member and deacon of Rosedale Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Vergie Sands; two daughters, Doris Shepherd of Ohio and Marlene Linger of Jane Lew; two sons, Carroll Sands of Buckhannon and Bob Sands of Florida; one sister, Vergie Moore of Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Rosedale Baptist Church, Rosedale, with Elder Roger Stewart and Elder Larry Fisher officiating, and burial in Rosedale Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


LINDA SUE NUTTER SANDS

The Marietta Times - Thursday, October 22 1992 - pg A10

Linda's date of death: Oct. 21, 1992

Linda Sue Sands, 43, of Lancaster Street, died at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday in her parents home after a battle with cancer.

She was born July 12, 1949, in Rocksdale W.Va. to Deo and Bessie Sampson Nutter of Marietta Route 2. She had been employed at the Block Hearing Aid Center at Marietta and was a 1967 graduate of Warren High School. She was a member of the Pioneer Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sands is survived by her husband, Richard M. Sands, whom she married June 10, 1983; one daughter, Mrs. Tim (Melissa) Morris of Glenmont; one son, Doug Piatt of Marietta; two stepsons, Mike and Scott Sands, both of Marietta; one step-daughter, Debbie Sands of Port St. Johns, Fla.; two step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Pete (Dianna) Wallace of Fleming; one brother, Dennie Nutter of Flemming; two nieces and one nephew.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hadley Funeral Home at Marietta with Rev. Ed Long officiating. Burial will be in Warren Chapel Cemetery - PHOTO OF GRAVE. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marietta Fire and Rescue or Gideons.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 January 2010

VIRGINIA SNIDER SCHAEFER

Virginia Snider Schaefer, 84, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Wyngate.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clyde A. and Myrtle Busch Snider.

She retired from Kardex Systems and previously worked at Penn Metals for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Barbara Riggs of Vienna; one brother, Clyde A. "June" Snider, Jr., of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; and 12 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Schaefer; one brother, Harold E. "Pete" Snider; and three sisters, Violet Elliot, Kathryn Leavitt and Marge Neale.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. Timothy Allen officiating. Entombment was at Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 27 August 2009

CLIFFORD SCHMITZ, JR.

Clifford W. Schmitz, Jr., 85, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He served three years in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a 1949 graduate of University of Maryland with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He worked 35 years for Potomac Electric Power Co., Washington, D.C., with 13 years as manager of engineering. He was a member and ruling elder of Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, Md.

Surviving are his wife, Rev. Margaret R. Schmitz; one son, John A. Schmitz; and one grandson, Evan Jacobs Schmitz.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice Johnson Schmitz, in 1944.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, followed by lunch at his home. Pastor Richard C. Metheney and Pastor Jerry N. Malona will conduct the service. At a later date, his cremains will be interred in Saint Mark Memorial Garden Walk, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Old Georgetown Road, Rockville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2008

ARLAN RAY SCHOOLCRAFT

Arlan Ray Schoolcraft, 75, of Sistersville, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Sistersville Center-Genesis Eldercare.

He was born at Sand Ridge, the son of the late Lonnie and Janie Cogar Schoolcraft.

Surviving are one brother, Arnold Schoolcraft of Sistersville, and two sisters, Coleen Bray of Clinton, Ohio, and Lorraine Dillon of Crummies Creek.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Zee Blosser and Dorothy Yoak.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glenville McBride officiating. Burial was in Schoolcraft Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 July 2001 (Obituary of May 31, 1956)

JOHN SCHOOLCRAFT

John W. Schoolcraft, 83, of Sand Ridge, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Collins of Lockney, Sunday night, [27 May 1956] of a heart attack.

A farmer and stockman of Calhoun County, he was a member of Arnoldsburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Iva Schoolcraft; six daughters, Eula Lockney, Avanell Schoolcraft and Ellanell Schoolcraft all of Sand Ridge, Hazel Smith and Evadeen Rader, both of Barberton, Ohio, and Mrs. Harry Collins; four sons, Harley, Lonnie and Woodrow Schoolcraft, all of Sand Ridge, and Ola Schoolcraft of Hyattsville, Md.; 34 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Charles Schoolcraft of Wallace and Robert Schoolcraft of Barberton; and two sisters, Josie Hoskins of Barberton and Loraine Perrine of Rockport.

Services were held at Sand Ridge Methodist Church with Rev. D.D. Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

Note: 31 May 1956 is a Thursday, a normal publication date for the Chronicle. The previous Sunday, the date of death, calculates to be 27 May 1956.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2006

RUSSELL SCHOOLCRAFT

Russell Schoolcraft, 87, of Rosedale, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

He was the son of the late Ervin and Iva Reeder Schoolcraft.

Surviving are seven nephews, Paul, Bobby and Gary Schoolcraft, John, Joe and Clyde Lykens and Dennis Muller; one niece, Donna Craddock; and special friend and caretaker, Fred Miller.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul, Frank S., Jack and Tom Schoolcraft, and three sisters, Mable Norman, Edith Halston and Shirley Schoolcraft.

Services were held at Christian Alliance Church, Rosedale, with Elder George Rose officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Community Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 July 2001

CHRIS SCHRECKENGOST

Chis J. Schreckengost, 31, of Painesville, Ohio, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Jarrell (Jack) Schreckengost of Mentor, Ohio, and Sheila Nichols Starcher of Mesa, Ariz. He had worked in Arizona in chip processing and had worked for the past year for Industrial Quartz Corp., Mentor. He had attended Northern Arizona University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Julie of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Christopher of Phoenix and Zachary of Euclid, Ohio; his step-father, Dexter (Pete) Starcher of Mesa; one sister, Rachel Greer of Mesa; and grandparents, Grace Elmore of Mentor and Oral and Lucy Nichols of Grantsville.

Services were held at Brunner Funeral Home, Mentor. Burial was in Mentor Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2006

JAMES JOSHUA SCOTT

James Joshua Scott, 68, of Five Forks, died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Sand Fork, Upshur County, the son of the late Rev. Paul and Pearl Dye Scott. He was an oil field worker and well tender and a member of Beech Valley United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta Welch Scott; two sons, James Paul Scott of Glenville and Jason Scott of Parkersburg; two daughters, Beverly Dawson of Big Springs and Marie Frymier of Grantsville; two foster daughters, Marie Jones and Sue Dawson; one sister, Naomi Hinzman of Linn; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Caleb Scott; one sister, Lenora Collins; two half-sisters, Sylvia Phillips and Helen Gribble; and three half-brothers, Paul, Harold and Blair Scott.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Allen and Rev. Lawson Whip-key officiating. Burial will be in Big Springs Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 May 2004

ELBERT ‘TED’ SEABOLT

Elbert L. “Ted” Seabolt, 71, of Spencer, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in CAMC-General, Charleston.

He was born at Wellford, the son of the late John Henry and Bessie May Strickland Seabolt.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Columbia Gas Co. He was a Christian and attended Hebron Memorial Church, Speed.

Surviving are his wife, Georgis G. Seabolt of Spencer; one daughter, Sandra M. McClain of Chloe; one son, Donald R. Seabolt of Chloe; one brother, Jessie Thurman “Tom” Seabolt of Alliance, Ohio; one sister, Rosie Hammond of Webbsville, Ky.; four grandsons; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Lee Seabolt; three brothers, Cecil, Johnny and Bill Seabolt; and one sister, Sylvia Coffee.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Roy Alvin Smith officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 October 2005

GEORGIS REYNOLDS SEABOLT

Georgis G. Reynolds Seabolt, 69, of Spencer, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Miletree Center.

She was born at Clio, the daughter of the late Austin Creed and Rosie Eddie Holbert Reynolds. She was a homemaker, former employee of Spencer, State Hospital and Roane General Hospital, and a member of Hebron Church, Speed, and Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are one son, Donald Seabolt of Chloe; one daughter, Sandra McClain of Chloe; one brother, Scoval Reynolds of Cabin Creek; one sister, Magdeline Carper of Cross Lanes; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert "Ted" Seabolt; one son, Ronald Seabolt; and one brother, Curtis Reynolds.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Billy Thorn officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 October 2008

MAXINE HARTSHORN SEAFLER

Maxine Hartshorn Seafler, 84, of Beckley, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008.

She was born at Morgantown, the daughter of the late Ernest Otis and Lona O. Smith Hartshorn.

She grew up in Grantsville and moved to Charleston as a young adult. While working at the Ritz Restaurant, she met her future husband, Wade Edwin Seafler. They were married on Oct. 26, 1950. In 1959, they adopted their only child, Pamella Ellen Seafler Owston.

Surviving are her daughter, Pamella and husband Dr. James M. Owston of Beckley; two granddaughters; one sister, Betty Jean Hartshorn of Point Pleasant; three nieces, including Anita Hartshorn Vannoy of Grantsville; and four nephews, including Bobby Hartshorn of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade, on Dec. 7, 2003; two brothers, Oval "Tom" Hartshorn and Denzil "Dink" Hartshorn, both of Grantsville; one sister, Opal Hartshorn Bell of Leon; two nephews, Ronnie Hartshorn of Grantsville and Kirk Lutz of Moundsville; and one niece, Janice Hartshorn Hopkins of Elizabeth.

Services were held at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Ken Overdorf of Oak Grove Christian Church, Beckley, officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens and Crematorium, Red House.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2001

CHARLOTTE ANN SEARS

Charlotte Ann Sears, 60, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Russell and Dessie Cottrell King and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are five daughters, Teresa Sears, Kimberly Sidwell, Leigh Koppisch and Shannon Newell, all of Martinsburg, and Paula Hosey of Grantsville; one son, Jeffrey Sears of Martinsburg; four sisters, Sheila Hall of Parkersburg, Jean Lane of Nicut, Shirley Riley of Spencer and Jewell Cunningham of Ravenna, Ohio; two brothers, Charles King of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Cecil King of Nicut; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronal Sears.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 April 2003

DELMAR SEARS

Delmar K. "Del" Sears, 69, of Washington, W.Va., died Monday, May 19,2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late, Ezra C. and Ella White Sears. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1952 and played tempe drums in All-State band. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Borg Warner Chemicals where he started in the color lab in 1957 and advanced to customer service and sales. He was a member of River Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Deloras Richards Sears; one daughter, Heather Lynn Summers; two sons, Douglas Dirk Sears and Christopher James Sears; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Duane Sears and Dolan Sears, and one sister" Edith Miller.

Services were held at River Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry Eaton and Pastor Myron Gregg officiating. Burial was in River Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2008

GENEVA SEARS

Geneva F. Sears, 85, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System's Long Term Care.

She was born at Cabot Station, the daughter of the late Elijah and Suddie Nester.

Surviving are one daughter, Sonja Cain of Grantsville; one granddaughter, Dawn Mullens of Charleston; one grandson, Douglas Cain of Wallback; and two great-grandsons, Matt and Michael Mullens.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Junior Nester.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2003

CINDY ANN SELF

Cindy Ann Self, l6, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, June 16, 2003, following an auto accident on Altizer Road.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of David and Teresa Ann Self of Arnoldsburg. She was a senior at Calhoun County High School where she earned the highest grade average in her class. She attended Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center where she studied hospitality management. She was awarded the FCCLA Volunteer Service Award.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Kimberly Dawn Self and Kayla Lynn Self, both at home; maternal grand­mother, Marie Honaker of Arnoldsburg; paternal grandmother, Ruth Self of Elizabeth; and maternal grandfather, Carless Hays of Spencer.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Loren Price officiating. Burial will be in Husk Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 July 2009

JOSEPH DERRON SELF

Joseph Derron "Joey" Self, 33, of Dusk Camp Road, Stouts Mills, died Friday July 3, 2009, at his residence.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of Dennis and Virginia Keith Self of Stouts Mills.

He was a graduate of Gilmer County High School and was employed by Bruce Allen Pipeline. He attended Church of God of Prophecy, Sand Fork.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jessica Riddel Self, whom he married Aug. 14, 1998; one brother, Charles D. Self of Dusk Camp; one sister, Charlene Montgomery of Linn; five nephews; and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will be in Self Family Cemetery, Dusk Camp. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2000

RONZIL SELMON

Ronzil "Ron" Selmon, 65, of Hilliard, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at home.

He was the son of the late Alfred and Mattie Selmon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a member of Grove City Church of the Nazarene and past patron of AF&AM #502. He retired as an agent with Farmers Insurance Group and was a former teacher.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly; two sons, Michael Selmon and Rev. Gregory Selmon; two daughters, Stephanie Barth and Leigh Ann Borgen; one step-son, David Shawver; two step-daughters, Angela Holston and Rebecca Wood; one brother, Albert Selmon of Grantsville; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Floyd Selmon, and one sister, Grace LaRue.

Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., followed by services at Schoedinger- Norris Chapel, Grove City, with Rev. Ralph Perdew officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., in Highlawn Cemetery, Oak Hill, W.Va., with Rev. Gregory Selmon officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Heart Association or National Rifle Association.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 January 2009

ORVILL SETTLE

Orvill R. "Jack" Settle, 71, of Orrville, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Haven and Minnie Groves Settle.

He was a resident of Orrville since 1974 and retired from Quality Castings Co., Orrville, in 1998. He was a member of East Chippewa Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his wife, Arrawana Sue Baughman, whom he married Oct. 18, 1984; one daughter, Crystal Rae Settle of Orrville; one son, Brian C. Settle of Orrville; two step-daughters, Donna Marie Saltzman of Orrville and Deborah Sue Skidmore of Willard, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Benjamin Settle and Warner Settle, both of Orma; one sister, Effie Parsons of Orma; and one half-sister, Beulah Settle of Grafton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Settle.

Services were held at Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, with Rev. Delbert Kettering officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Orrville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2001 (Obituary from June 11, 1959)

CARR SHAFFER

Carr B. Shaffer, 88, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, June 2, 1959, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late G.W. and Mary Springton Shaffer. He operated two stock farms in the county and was formerly a director of Calhoun County Bank.

Surviving are two sons, Harry Shaffer of Charleston and Fred Shaffer of Mt. Zion; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Pettit Shaffer, in 1943.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2001

ELIZABETH SHAFFER

Elizabeth Jane Shaffer, 61, of Walker, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Georgia Kelley Plant. She had been employed for 19 years at Ohio Valley Health Care Center as a certified nursing assistant. She was a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, Archie Shaffer; children, Michael Shaffer and Shelley Shaffer, both of Davisville, and Mitchell Shaffer and Laura Lynn Shaffer, both of Walker; three grandchildren; three brothers, Roy L. Plant of Parkersburg and Robert Plant and James Plant, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Sharon Chadock of Cambridge, Ohio; and Carolyn Shaffer of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Staul and Dorotha Siers.

Services were held at Sunset Memory Gardens, Chapel of Peace Mausoleum, with Evangelist Brian Jones officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 August 2001 (Obituary from May 20, 1943)

ELLA SHAFFER

Ella Pettit Shaffer, 71, of Mt. Zion, died Friday from a paralytic stroke.

She was born in Marshall County, the daughter of the late John and Mary McGary Pettit. She was a member of the Christian church at Beeler Station.

Surviving are her husband, Carr Shaffer; two sons, Fred Shaffer of Mt. Zion and Harry Shaffer of Charleston; one sister, Clara Pettit of Mt. Zion; one brother, James Pettit of Cameron; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Mt. Zion Methodist Church with Rev. Fell Kennedy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 November 2004

GERALDINE SHAFFER

Geraldine Hallie Morris Shaffer, 77, of Stumptown, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at her home.

She was born at Servia, Braxton County, the daughter of the late Moses and Bessie Jarvis Morris. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are her husband, Harold Shaffer of Stumptown; one son, Bernard Ice Morris; two step-sons, Melvin Harold Shaffer and William Henry Shaffer; one step-daughter, Thelma Colleen Shaffer; two grandchildren, Michelle Renee Motto and Douglas James Morris, both of Stumptown; several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; one brother, Paul Morris of Fayetteville; and one half-sister, Louise Holcomb of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Thurl, Arlis, Harold, David and Burley Morris, and one sister, Pauline Vanhorn.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 November 2000

HARLAN SHAFFER

Harlan Shaffer, 68, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at Mt. Zion.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Bernice Shaffer and the late Fred Shaffer of Mt. Zion.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Nell; three children, Carol, Gary and Steve, all of Cleveland; one sister, Kathryn Wilson of Mt. Zion; and three brothers, Paul of Mt. Zion, James of Hartville, Ohio, and Don of Cleveland.

Burial was in West Park Cemetery, Cleveland.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 September 2004

HETTIE BOWERS SHAFFER

Hettie Bowers Shaffer, 90, of Walker, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Herman and Lillie Price Bowers. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving is one son, Archie Shaffer of Walker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Shaffer; two brothers, Roy and Ray Bowers; and one sister, Nettie Hall.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheny officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 March 2006

MELVIN HAROLD SHAFFER

Melvin Harold Shaffer, 55, of Stumptown, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Harold T. Shaffer of Stumptown and Thelma Wyer of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Idris Cunningham Shaffer; one son; Melvin Harold Shaffer, Jr., at home; one daughter, Natasha Shaffer Phillips of Raeford, N.C.; one granddaughter; two brothers, William Shaffer and David Wood; one sister, Thelma Collins; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Harry Siers and Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 April 2005

RUSSELL SHAFFER

Russell G. Shaffer, 68, of Chloe, died Friday, Apr. 22, 2005, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Halcie Metheney Shaffer of Chloe and the late Homer Shaffer. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Ford Motor Co., Brookpark, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his companion of 25 years, Betty Brumfield; two sons, Russell Shaffer, Jr., of Rogers, Ark., and Michael Shaffer of Conway, Ark.; one daughter, Teresa Sillivan of Texarcanna, Ark.; two brothers, Roy Shaffer of Chloe and Tom Shaffer of Canton, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mitchell and Melvin Shaffer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Metheney Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 January 2005

DONNA SHAMBLIN

Donna B. Shamblin, 91, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005.

She was born in Roane County. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

Surviving are one son, Lonnie Shamblin of Stumptown; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David H. Shamblin.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Clarence McKown officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery, Spencer. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 December 2001

EVERETT SHAMBLIN

Everett W. Shamblin, 81, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, in Veteran's Administration Hospital, Augusta.

He was born at Ivydale, the son of the late Willie and Stella Jane Jarvis Shamblin. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippine Islands and South Korea, and was a former employee of Goodyear Aircraft, Akron, Ohio. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a life member of American Legion Post #21, Spencer.

Surviving are three daughters, Kathryn Buckey and Christine Smith, both of Akron, and Brenda Stump of Nebo; four brothers, Bill Shamblin of Uniontown, Ohio, Ralph Shamblin of Akron, Roscoe Friend of Evergreen and Larry Shamblin of California; and seven sisters, Nora Pascarella of Pompano Beach, Fla., Gladys Boyer and Audrey Schlagenhauser, both of Akron, Tillie Knight and Ruth Staff, both of Augusta, and Anna Mae Moore and Oleta Friend, both of Deepwater.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Nebo. Military graveside rites were conducted by American Legion Post #21.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 November 2007

JACQUELINE SHAMBLIN

Jacqueline Shamblin, 46, of Wallback, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at Big Springs. She was born May 28, 1961, in Spencer, the daughter of Effie Summerfield Lockney of Big Springs and the late Jackie Perrine. She was a certified nurse's aide. She was formerly employed by the Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale and the Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Center, Charleston. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, General T. Shamblin of Wallback; one daughter, Melissa Shamblin of Spencer; one son, Jeremy Shamblin of Corpus Christi, TX; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Donald Norman of Big Springs; six grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Robert Lockney.

Services were held at John H. Taylor funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael F. (Mike) King officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 September 2001 (Obituary from 1945)

JESSIE SHAWVER

Jessie Shawver, 82, of Belpre, Ohio, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Samuel K. Jarvis. She moved to Belpre, Ohio, about 20 years ago and was a member of Williamstown Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, James Shawver; four daughters, Pearl Butcher of Akron, Ohio, Blanche Ollom of Little Hocking, Ohio, Ida Farmer of Alexander, Va., and Nine Bryan of Rockland; two brothers, Otis Jarvis of Cincinnati, Ohio, and E.T. Jarvis of Fleming, Ohio; several half-brothers and sisters; and 18 grandchildren.

Services were officiated by Rev. H.K. Freeman. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2001 (Obituary from Nov. 2, 1944)

JAMES SHAWVER

James E. Shawver, 90, of Williamstown, died at his home on Saturday following a 10-day illness.

He was born in Bath County, Va., the son of the late John and Mary Hickman Shawver. He lived near Minnora until 1919 when he moved to Williamstown. He was a farmer and a member of Williamstown Baptist Church.

Surviving are his second wife, Ollie Gibson Shawver, whom he married in 1931; five sons, W.E. Shawver of Gary, Ind., H.H. Shawver, C.V. Shawver and Guy Shawver, all of Williamstown, and J.S. Shawver of Belpre, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. C.C. Jarvis of Sissonville; 41 grandchildren, including Wilma Jarvis Stump of Grantsville; and 49 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife in 1920, Martha Jane Pierson Shawver, whom he married in 1878; and one son, Ira Shawver.

Services were held at Williamstown Baptist Church with Rev. David Harper of Charleston officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Jun 2002

FLORENCE SHEETS

Florence C. Sheets, 85, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Willows Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late George and Ruth Boyce Nutter. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Chapel Church, Coolville, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Dewayne Nutter; one daughter-in-law, Susan Nutter of Grantsville; one sister, Maxine Husk of Little Hocking; two brothers, Robert Nutter of Hockingport, Ohio, and Clay Nutter of Reedsville; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Sheets, and one sister, Margaret Nutter.

Services were held at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, with Rev. Wilbur Lowe officiating. Burial was in Stewart Cemetery, Hockingport.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 June 2004

VICKEY LYNN SHELBY

Vickey Lynn Shelby, 54, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Lexington Memorial Hospital, Lexington, N.C. She was born in Charleston, the daughter of the late Irene E. Naylor.

Surviving are three sons, Johnny Dale, Shawn Lewis and Michael Eugene and 10 grandchildren, all of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one lifelong friend, Mary Kay McConkey of Albany, Mo.; one uncle, Lewis Naylor of Belpre, Ohio; two aunts, Ollidene Hall of Arnoldsburg and Edna Kingsbury of Grantsville; and several cousins.

Memorial graveside services will be held at the convenience of her children. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2002

DERRICK SHELLEY

Derrick W. Shelley, 25, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1002, at his home.

He was born in Hampton, Va., the son of Sheila Butler of Grantsville and William L. Shelley, Jr., of Newark Valley, N.Y. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Britney Shelley of Chloe; his seep-father, Billy D. Butler of Grantsville; four brothers, Dustin Shelley, David Dodd, Jacob Dodd and John Dodd, all of Grantsville; two step-sisters, Sharma Butler, Sabrina Butler and Jessie Butler, all of Elizabeth; two step-brothers, Brent Butler of North Carolina and Jacob Butler of Creston; and his maternal grandmother, Lona Falls of Grantsville.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2006

AUDRA SHIELDS

Audra M. Shields, 82, of Spencer, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Walton Inn, Walton.

She was born at Spencer, the daughter of the late John James and Bertha Loutichia Black Batten. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are five sons, Gary Bruce Miller of Pahrump, Nev., Stephen Quentin Miller of Mt. Zion, Dannie Lee Miller of Orlando, Fla., John Michael Miller of Sanford, Fla., and Randy Scott Miller of Puyallup, Wash.; one sister, Edna R. Starcher of Spencer; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Early D. Miller, and one daughter, Sharon Lynn Miller Burgess.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Bess officiating. Her body will be cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 September 2000

BEULAH SHIELDS

Beulah M. Shields, 76, of Bramblewood Village, near Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Oren Lee and Ella Belknap Shields. She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Melva Stull of Big Bend and Dalleta Paitsel of Hartsville, S.C.; five grandchildren, Jackie Stull, Charmain Siers, Michael and Brian Whytsell and Shonda Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Siers and Dylan and Kristan Anderson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Oscar Lee Shields, and one sister, Eualah Wright.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2003

VERA SHILLER

Vera M. Shiller, 88, of Regency Place, Scott Depot, formerly of Vienna, died Monday, Mar. 3, 2003, in Putnam General Hospital, Winfield.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Robert and Izora Johnson Osborne. She was a former employee of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. and was a homemaker.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Shiller, in 1984.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2006

MARK SHIMER

Mark Shimer, 45, of Creston, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at The Arbors of Marietta.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Ernest D. and Anna E. Ewing Shimer. He was a self-employed carpenter.

Surviving are one daughter, Jeannetta Harper of Spencer; one son, Joshua Craig Starkey of Old Orchard Beach, Me.; two brothers, his twin Matthew Shimer of Creston and David Shimer of Clinton, Ohio; three sisters, Faye Kramer of Ottawa, Ill., Ruby Bingman of Medina, Ohio, and Barbara Cooper of Creston; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2007

ELLEN PAULETTE SHINGLETON

Ellen Paulette "Polly" Shingleton, 55, of Mt. Morris-Hiram Road, Moatsville, died Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2007, at her home.

She was born at Big Springs, the daughter of Forest R. Tingler of Big Springs and the late Blanche Cunningham Tingler. She was employed as a payroll clerk for Criminal Justice Information Center, Clarksburg, and was a homemaker. She was a member and served as treasurer of Mt. Morris United Methodist Church and was secretary/treasurer of Mt. Morris Cemetery Association.

Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Dowden Edward "Eddie" Shingleton, Jr., whom she married Aug. 20, 1976; one daughter, Misty Dawn Bolton of Moatsville; one son, Brian Edward Shingleton of Fairview; two sisters, her twin, Helen Jeanette Gard of McBee, S.C., and Genieva Mae Glover of Middlebourne; and two brothers, Ed Tingler and Eli Ray Tingler, both of Big Springs.

She was preceded in death by one nephew, Wesley Todd Glover.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, Philippi, with Rev. James Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Morris Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 July 2008

DAVID JACKIE SHOCK

David Jackie "Jack" Shock I, 65, of Walterboro, S.C., died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in Enon, the son of the late Willard Shock and Lucille Roberts Shock.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and owned D.J. Shock and Sons Home Improvements. He was a member of Walterboro Elks Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Joy S. Shock; two sons, David J. Shock II of Easley, S.C., and Jason L. Shock of Walterboro; one daughter, Jamey Shock of Walterboro; seven grandchildren; two brothers, William T. Shock of Grantsville and Larry W. Shock of Sissonville; and four sisters, Jean Cromley of Ft. Myers, Fla., Joann Jones Shock of Grantsville, Tammy Moore of Charleston and Judy Morton of Enon.

Memorial service was held at Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home, Walterboro Chapel.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2007

FREDERICK L. SHOCK

Frederick L. "Fred" Shock, 84, of Grantsville, died Thursday, August 16, 2007 at his home.

He was born April 17, 1923, in Clarksburg, WV, the son of the late Clinton and Viola Fowler Shock. He and his family moved back to Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, when he was five years old. After high school, he worked in the oil and gas drilling industry. He was a veteran of WWII and served on the Island of Saipan for two and a half years, operating on B-29 bombers. Following the war Fred was a small business owner and farmer. Many people knew him for his feed store business, poultry operations, and the Mt. Zion Construction Company. Many people also knew him as a rural mail carrier, which he did for over thirty years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Jean Wright Shock; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda Weaver Shock; and his three granddaughters, Lisa Weaver, who lives in Hayden, KY with her husband David Weaver, Jennifer Shock, who resides and works in Cross Lanes, WV, and Barbara Shock, a student at West Virginia University, Morgantown.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Viola Fowler Shock.

He was a devoted husband and had unquenchable enthusiasm for life. He was an active member of Enon Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a member and chairman of the Deacon Board and taught Sunday School for countless years. He was an effective member of the community for many years and was instrumental in securing the first rural public water system in the state of West Virginia. Fred was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing his whole life. He was also a great fan of NASCAR, traveling to many races.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 19 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Rev. John Vannoy and Elder Richard Westfall officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 June 2009

LARRY SHOCK

Larry W. Shock, 60, of Elkview, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at his residence.

He was a 1967 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Memorial service was held at Hafer Funeral Home Chapel, Elkview, with Delmas Roberts officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 December 2004

PEARL TUCKER SHOCK

Pearl Tucker Shock, 80, of Beach City, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at Country Lawn Nursing Home, Navarre, Ohio.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Edward and Susie Nicholas Tucker.

Surviving are two sons, Donald Shock of Beach City and Duane Riffle of Rosedale; two brothers, Euell Tucker of Arnolds­burg and Ottice Tucker of Brewster, Ohio; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruby McCumbers of Palestine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Shock; one son, Lowell David Riffle; four brothers, Homer Tucker, Okey Tucker, Russell Tucker and Paul Tucker; three sisters, Glady Sidwell, Edna Duncan and Lovelle Wood; and one grandson, Bradley Donald Shock.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 Feb 2004

AUDREY SHOEMAKER

Audrey R. Shoemaker, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, and resided in West Virginia for 25 years. She attended Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are her husband, John; one son, Jon Wallace of Akron; three daughters, Patti Baughman of Denver, N.C., Bonnie Radcliffe of Akron and Mickey Smalley of Berrien Springs, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 03 April 2003

MONA SHOOK

Mona Ruth Shook, 74, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Eskey and Essie Ingram Harper. She was a member of Porterfield Baptist Church, Little Hocking.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, James S. "Jim" Shook; four sisters, Lorene Bloxham of Waterford, Ohio, Mary Wilson of Burton, Ohio, Lee Peters of Aurora, Colo., and Molly Houghton of Cairo; two brothers, Clem Harper of Rocky River, Ohio, and Robert Gifford Harper of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lucy Hall.

Memorial services were held at Porterfield Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Newhart and Rev. Mark Eaton officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2001

BESSIE SHRADER

Bessie Shrader, 85, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Robert and Sally Tanner. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are two sons, Jim Shrader and Orson Shrader, both of Creston; two daughters, Bonnie Lewis of Parkersburg and Alberta Nichols of Aberdeen, N.C.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hallie Shrader, in 1963; one daughter, Nancy Ferrell; one brother; and one sister.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2007

JERRY SHRADER

Jerry Kay Shrader, 56, of Creston, West Virginia, passed away August 2, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Howard and Faye Anderson Shrader.

Surviving are two sisters, Billie Duskey and her husband, Jerry of Burning Springs, and Linda Belt and her husband Andy of Elizabeth; three brothers, Ronald Shrader and his wife Doris and Donald Shrader all of Creston, Gary Anderson and his wife Pat of Elizabeth; 2 nieces, 4 nephews; several great nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in the Cooper Cemetery near Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2000

HARLEY SIDWELL

Harley Sidwell, 92, of Coolville, Ohio, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late william and Fannie Bush Sidwell. He was a retired laborer from Ohio Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are two sons, Ernest Sidwell of Mentor, Ohio, and Boyd Sidwell of Coolville; three daughters, Madiline Dawson of Grantsville, Alma Stoops of Coolville and Caroline Long of Ft. Myers, Fla.; one step-daughter, Gay Sidwell of Parkersburg; four brothers, Fred of Clarksburg, Lester and Frank, both of Elizabeth, and Don of Parkersburg; four sisters, Glady Carpenter of Cairo, Della Cummings of Madison, Ohio, Jane Owens of Charleston and Pauline Gillespie of Parkersburg; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Julie Jones Sidwell; his second wife, Grace Sidwell; one son, Willie; two infant daughters; two brothers, Gurvis and Emery; and three sisters, Minnie Baileys, Geraldine Jones, and Effie Sidwell.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


Homer Sidwell

Homer Francis Sidwell, 62 years of age of Grantsville was found dead at his place of residence Saturday morning, March 15th 1975.

He was born in Gilmer Co., WV, the was the son of the late Eli A. and Nancy Ella (Culver) Sidwell.

He was a farmer and timberman by trade. Two sisters, Sophia Sidwell of Munday, WV and Rosa E. Nolf deceased.

Seven half brothers and sisters, Marie (Judd) Carder of Grantsville, Virginia (Clyde) Metz deceased, Lenore (Jack) Keener of Stumptown WV, William (Betty) Sidwell, of Akron, Ohio, Charles J. (Betty) Sidwell of Ohio deceased, Kenneth (Elizabeth) Sidwell of Orville, Ohio, and Eli Jr. (Delores) Sidwell of Grantsville.

Surviving are two children by his first wife Velma Johnson. They are Lula Grace (Richard) Chambers of Camp Hill, Pa. and a son Francis Keith( Wynetta) Sidwell of Cleveland, Ohio. A step son Robert E. (Brigetta) Stallman of Cleveland, Ohio.

Six children by his second wife Nora E. Hamric. Two daughters Linda and Brenda Sidwell both deceased as infants One son David P. (Donna) Sidwell of Grantsville. Five daughters Sharon (Robert) Phillips of Barbarton, Ohio, Kathy (Doil) Westfall of Pullman WV and Sheena Sidwell of Mt. Zion, WV. and several grandchildren.

Services were held Monday March, 15th at the Stump funeral Home, with the Rev. Ralph Blankenship officiating. Burial in the Burns Cemetery.

(Grace Chambers)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2000

KENNETH SIDWELL

Kenneth L. Sidwell, 63, of Orrville, Ohio, died Friday, June 9, 2000, in the Arbors Nursing Home, Canton, Ohio.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of Eli and Alice Barnes Sidwell. He worked as a die setter at the former Volvo/GM plant and at American Commercial Vehicles, Orrville.

Surviving are two sons, Hary Sidwell of Windham, Ohio, and Dannie Sidwell of Ravenna, Ohio; two sisters, Loretta Christian of Nesbit, Miss., and Geraldine Pugh of Niles, Ohio; one brother, Eli Sidwell, Jr., of Grantsville; one sister, Lenore Keener of Grantsville; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, with Rev. Dennis Rinehart officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 June 2001

LESTER SIDWELL

Lester P. Sidwell, 73, of Little Kanawha Estates, Newark, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at his residence.

He was born at Munday, the son of the late William Z. and Mandy Bell Shuman Sidwell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a mason and block layer with over 30 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Gloria Wyer Sidwell; four daughters, Sheila Brannon of Grantsville, Linda Shinol of Warren, Ohio, and Lisa Cottrell and Cathy Sidwell, both of Elizabeth; three brothers, Donald Sidwell of Parkersburg, Fred Sidwell of Clarksburg and Frank Sidwell of Elizabeth; four sisters, Pauline Gillespie of Parkersburg, Della Cummings of Cleveland, Ohio, Glady Carpenter of Cairo and Jane Owens of Canton, Ohio; two special nephews, Robert Sidwell of Parkersburg and Glendin Sidwell of Virginia; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rena Richards Sidwell, in 1965; three brothers, Harley, Gurvis and Emory Sidwell; and three sisters, Minnie Baileys, Lena Jones and Effie Sidwell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. David Morris officiating, and burial in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday, with military honors provided by representatives of the U.S. Army.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2000

HARRY SIEGRIST

Harry Ellsworth Siegrist, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in Cox Hospital South, Springfield, Mo.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Harry Oscar and Gay Woofter Siegrist. He attended public schools in Gilmer County and retired as a Major in the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service. He was recognized for his outstanding work as a civilian in the Base Housing Division of the Civil Service and received the World Housing Director award. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Alvin, S.C.

Surviving are his second wife of 11 years, Mary Logen Siegrist; two sons, Harry Ellsworth Siegrist III and John Sylvester Siegrist; two daughters, Alisa Anna and Anna Meiling; one brother, Paul Siegrist of Creston; and four sisters, Norma, Mary Lee, and Rosalie, all of Akron, Ohio; and Connie of North Canton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Flossie McIe Siegrist.

Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Siegrist Family Cemetery, Creston, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 September 2001

ARNO SIERS

Arno C. Siers, 82, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was born in Minnora, the son of the late George and Myrtle Hess Siers Minney. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are his wife, Ida McCune Siers; four sons, Arno Sires, Jr., Larry Siers and David Siers, all of Orma, and Carl Siers of Sand Ridge; two daughters, Sue Falls of Arnoldsburg and Margaret Morris of Chloe; three brothers, C.A. Minney of Orma, George Siers of Coneaut, Pa., and Audie Minney of Orrville, Ohio; one sister, Darlie Schoolcraft of Dalton, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Arnold B. Siers, and two step-sons, Sherman Sampson and Denzil Butler.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glen McBride officiating. Burial was in Falls-Siers-Cottrell Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2001

ARNOLD SIERS

Arnold Blake Siers, 77, of Orma, died Friday, Apr. 13, 2001, in Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George and Myrtle Hass Siers. He was a timberman and head sawyer.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Helena Booher Siers; two daughters, Maria Butler and Mary Nicholas, both of Orrville, Ohio; three sons, Dennie Siers of Chloe and Albert Siers and Ralph Siers, both of Orrville; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Creed Siers of Spencer and George Siers of Pennsylvania; two half-brothers, Audie Minney of Orrville and C.A. Minney of Orma; and one half-sister, Darlie Schoolcraft of Dalton, Ohio.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 Aug 2003

CHARLES HOLDEN SIERS

Charles Holden Siers, 91, of Five Forks, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center long term care.

He was born at Tague, the son of the late Charles David and Malissa Jane Cook Siers. He was in CCC Camp on Droop Mountain and worked in Cleveland at Steel Improvement and Forge Co. until 1947 when he moved with his family back to West Virginia. He worked in the timber business and at Grantsville Appliance Co. and retired as a Calhoun County school bus driver. He taught Sunday School at Five Forks Community Church, where he was a member for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Irene Burrows Siers; two sons, Melvin Siers of Veradale, Wash., and Larry Siers of Elizabeth; two daughters, Judy Johnson of Cynthiana, Ky., and Karen Offutt of Elizabeth; one foster daughter, Juanita Siers Shafer of Cleveland; one brother, Olen Siers of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Ruby Jones and Esta Jones; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ermine, Ronzel, Doy and Bernard Siers; one half-brother, Norval Siers; one half-sister, Orva Bailey; and one grandson, Mark Edward Johnson.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 September 2004

DONALD LEE SIERS

Donald Lee Siers, 76, of Orma, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Augusta Edward and Lillie May Greathouse Siers of Lower Nicut.

Surviving are one sister, Laura Frances Hunter of Belpre, Ohio; one niece, Cindy Hunter Shirley of Virginia; and one nephew, Jeffrey Hunter of Belpre, Ohio.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church with Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial was in Orma U.M. Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


Unknown newspaper - Unknown date

Earl Siers

Earl E. Siers, 80, of Nicut, died unexpectedly, at his residence Monday.

He was born in Minnora, son of the late Greorge and Ardella Siers. He was a farmer and timberman.

He is survived by his wife, Hallie Sampson Siers; four sons, Walter, Melvin, Homer and Robert of Nicut, a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Wildman of Akron, Ohio; three half brothers Creed and Blake of Orma and George in Pennsylvania and eight grandchildren.

The Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville is in charge of arrangements.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2004

EMMA SIERS

Emma Siers, 83, of Creston, Ohio, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Martin and Maude Boone Metz. She retired in 1980 from Siers Grocery, which she and her husband owned and operated in Chloe for more than 40 years, and she was also a postal clerk in Chloe. She was a member of Minnora Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandy Murphy of Creston and Sue Calvert of Lost Creek; one son, Daniel Siers of Charleston; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Metz of Chloe and Martin Metz, Jr., of Orma; and two sisters, Irene Wayne of Spencer and Inez Carr of Mt. Zion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Siers, on Nov. 25, 1996; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor John Powell officiating. Burial was in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2007

FOREST RECTOR SIERS

Forest Rector Siers, 63, of Belpre, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Leon and Freda DeWeese Siers. He was retired from IVS Hydro and attended Landmark Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Kay Siers; one son, Scott Siers of Indore; two daughters, Judy Taylor of Bickmore and Melanie Nottingham of Lizemores; one step-son, Richard Arpin of Belpre; two step-daughters, Heather Ray of Belpre and April Abner of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren; six sisters, Mavis Hoover of Parkersburg, Gladys Moss of Olin, N.C., Annalee Walker of Statesville, N.C., Betty Junk of Osteen, Fla., and Penny McCune and Ruth Cottrill, both of Orville; and two brothers, Donald Siers of Statesville and Perry Siers of Ripley.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mae Grimm, and one brother, Kenneth Siers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Landmark Baptist Church, with Pastor Michael Lamb officiating, and burial in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 April 2006

REV. HARRY SIERS

Rev. Harry F. Siers, 68, of Stumptown, died Thursday, Apr. 20, 2006, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harley and Thelma Godfrey Siers. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the former 230 Military Police Unit, Grantsville. He was a retired market cattle identification coordinator for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture with 39 years of service. He was pastor of Enon Baptist Church, president of Baptist Men's Fellowship and member of Little Kanawha Baptist executive board. He was president of Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center's Chaplain's Association and member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg, and Order of Eastern Star. He was active in Relay for Life, World Day of Prayer and Teen Fest youth events. He was a former member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, where he served as trustee and Sunday School teacher. He had received numerous awards from W.Va. Dept. of Agriculture and Veterinary Services.

Surviving are his wife, Terry L. Siers; one son, Kevin Siers of Parkersburg; four sisters, Lois Jean Sears and Carolyn Sue Collins, both of Stumptown, and Betty Jo Miller and Patricia Vannoy, both of Mineral Wells; two grandchildren; 21 nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alfred Hickman, Rev. Kevin Church, Rev. John Vannoy and Rev. Greg Swisher officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2006

IDA SIERS

Ida Siers, 88, of Bramblewood Village, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Sherman and Elizabeth Norman McCune. She was a homemaker and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are her twin sister, Lida Bailey of Orma; two daughters, Margaret Morris and Sue Falls; four sons, Arno Creed Siers, Jr., Carl Siers, David Siers and Larry Siers; 28 grand-children; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Sherman Sampson and Denzil Butler.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Falls-Siers Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 July 2009

JUNE RUTH SIERS

June Ruth Siers, 81, of Russett, died Friday, July 17, 2009.

She was born in Russett, the daughter of the late Lee and Lake Wilson Fogle. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church, Russett.

Surviving are four children, Shirley Allen of Minerva, Ohio, Linda Peck of Russett, Rebecca Whitlock of Powellton and Barbara Siers of Leading Creek; two step-daughters, Juanita Shafer of Walton and Sharon Radabaugh of St. Clairsville, Ohio; five step-sons, Dwain Siers of Cleveland, Ohio, Kenneth Siers of Russett, Eugene Siers of Wilmington, N.C., Denny Siers of Maumee, Ohio, and Gail Siers of Elizabeth; one brother, Johnie Fogle of Spencer; 22 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ermine Siers; one son, Bill Siers; one step-son, Edsel Siers; one sister, Leone Hartshorn; and one brother, Kenneth Fogle.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

KENNETH SIERS

Kenneth E. Siers, 63, of Chloe, died Monday, Apr. 9, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Leon and Freda DeWeese Siers. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from the maintenance department of Calhoun County Board of Education. He was a member of Minnora IOOF Lodge #246 and was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Siers; three brothers, Donald Ray Siers and Tom Siers, both of Statesville, N.C., and Rector Siers of Belpre, Ohio; seven sisters, Mae Grimm of Vienna, Mavis Hoover of Parkersburg, Gladys Moss and Annalee Walker, both of Statesville, Betty Junk of Eustace, Fla., Penny McCune and Ruth Cottrell of Orrville, Ohio.

Services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery, Minnora. Visitation will be on Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2006

LESLIE CLAY SIERS

Leslie Clay Sears, 79, of Norton, Ohio, died Thursday, June 15, 2006.

He was born in Nicut, the son of the late Clay and Seretha King Sears. He retired from East Ohio Gas in 1987 with 30 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Kathleen Houchin Sears; five children, Donna Stine, David Sears, Sherry Bechter, Lowell Sears and Darlene Lawson; eight grandchildren; three great-grand-children; three sisters, Mary Eakins, Olena Pyle and Delores Church; and two brothers, Dorsey Sears and Delbert Sears.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian Sears, and one brother, Darius Sears.

Services were held at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home, Doylestown, Ohio, with Pastor William Moore officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2008

MELVIN SIERS

Melvin R. Siers, 64, of Rosedale, died at home on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008.

He was the son of the late Earl and Hallie Sampson Siers.

Surviving are one brother, Pete Siers of Rosedale; one sister, Pearl Wildman of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marion Everette, Walter Lee and Robert Lee Siers, and one sister, Myrl Kaye.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2008

MURL GUNN SIERS

Murl Gunn Siers, 83, of Mt. Zion, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late Eddie and Delia Wilmoth Gunn.

She was a 1941 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Millstone Church of Christ. She lived in Ohio for 39 years before returning to Mt. Zion in 1989.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Olen Siers; one son, Richard Siers of Macedonia, Ohio; three daughters, Mary Ann Gredesky of Kent, Ohio, Barbara Zang of Northville, Mich., and Connie Gray of Finksburg, Md.; and six grandchildren, David Gredesky, Kimberly Siers, Creston Zang, Garrick Zang, Jed Gray and Seth Gray.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dewitt Gunn, and one son, David Olen Siers.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Dec 2003

OMA ELOISE SIERS

Oma Eloise Siers, 81, of Roanoke, Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Casper and Gertie Frederick Whipkey. She was a seamstress, homemaker, and member of House of Prayer, Salem, Va.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Mitchell of Roanoke; one son, Kenna R. Siers, Jr., of Colorado; one brother, Lenard Whipkey of Arkansas; one half-brother, Richard Whipkey of Georgia; one step-sister, Geraldine Johnson of Ohio; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenna R. Siers, Sr., and three daughters, Eloise Nichols, Jeanie Siers and Jackie Siers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Gary Butcher officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 April 2008

RAY SIERS

Ray L. Siers, 87, of Chloe, died Friday, Apr. 18, 2008, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James L. and Alice Butler Siers.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the infantry in the Philippine Islands and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and was recipient of two bronze stars. He retired from Union Carbide Co.

Surviving are two daughters, Janet Siers of Chloe and Janice Forney of Temple, Tex.; one step-son, Ernest P. Edgell of Richlands, Va.; two sisters, Nell Jarvis of Spencer and Verba King of Ohio; one brother, Shirley Siers of Charleston; seven grand-children; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Metz Siers, on June 10, 1958.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News - Thurs. April 22, 1982

GRANTSVILLE - Robert L. "Buck" Siers, 29, of Lockney, W. Va., was killed in a logging accident Monday near Beckley.

He was born at Nicut, W. Va., a son of * Mrs Hallie Ryder and the late Earl Siers. He was employed by the Kathleen McCumbers Logging Co. of Rosedale W. Va.

Surviving are three brothers, Walter Siers and Pete Siers, both of Nicut, and Melvin Siers of Sutton W. Va.; and a sister, Mrs Pearl Wildman of Grantsville.

Services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. at the Frozen Chapel Church near Shock, W. Va. with the Rev. John Alfred officiating. Burial will be in the Cottrell Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Stump Funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

* Hallie Marie Sampson Siers Ryder d/o David Andrew Sampson and Sarah Elizabeth Hicks.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 23 December 2004

SHERWOOD SIERS

Sherwood C. Siers, 89, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Beckley.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James L. and Alice Butler Siers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Union Carbide Alloy Metals, Alloy.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Knotts Siers; two sisters, Nell Jarvis of Spencer and Verba King of Akron, Ohio; and two brothers, Shirley Siers of Charleston and Ray Siers of Chloe.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Nelsie Parsons, Orma Criss, Hazel Kraigbaum and Ruth Brown.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Daniel Sears and Rev. L.T. Jordan officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 November 2005

SUSAN ROSE SIERS

Susan Rose Bush Siers, 53, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at her home.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of.the late Holly Guy and Artie Blanche Richards Bush. She was circuit clerk in Wirt County for 10 years. She was a member .of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Larry Siers; one son, Charles Darren Siers of Elizabeth; two daughters, Christina Diane Haymaker of Huntington and Brandy Sue Siers of Elizabeth; three grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters, Elenore Skidmore of Belpre, Bill Bush of Mineral Wells, Lona Smith of Middlebourne, Pat Maxwell of Glenville, Jim Bush, Guy Bush and Charlotte Sidwell, all of Grantsville, and Judy Gant of Palestine; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, including Sebert and Vida Phillips of Rockport.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Gainer and Betty Dunbar, and one brother, Bob Bush.

Memorial service was held at, Elizabeth Baptist Church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2006

ZELDA 'Tag' SIERS

Zelda "Tag" Siers, 88, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Oscar "Bunt" and Leodie Bennett Hathaway. She attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she taught young adult Sunday School class. She was a charter member of Women's Society of Christian Service.

She was a homemaker and caregiver for her mother and father, active in NYA, worked at several establishments in Grantsville and at Dils Dept. Store, Parkersburg, and was an Avon representative in Calhoun and Wood counties for 49 years. She joined Grantsville Rebekah Lodge on June 12, 1959, serving in all local offices. She received the Decoration of Chivalry Jewel, the highest award given to Rebekahs. She served as past district deputy president for districts 7 and 16, past president of Ladies Auxiliary Patriarchs Militant of Parkersburg and past president of Dept. Association of West Virginia.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Hathaway and Debbie Siers, both of Vienna; one brother, Gale, of Spencer; several nieces and nephews; and her faithful companion, Tiger Baby.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rector, on Oct. 19, 1973; two brothers, Roma and Lewis "Jake"; and two sisters, Veta Linville and Glena Vannoy.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery. Rebekah Memorial Service was held.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 August 2008

NANCY WITHROW SIGMON

Nancy V. Withrow Sigmon, 61, of Chloe, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Mildred Lee and William Alton Simonds.

Surviving are one son, Gary Withrow of Inwood; two daughters, Annette Osborne of Charleston and Stephanie Metheney of Stinson; six grandchildren, Abigail and Aubrey Withrow, Roy and Aunna Osborne and Austin and Bryer Metheney; two brothers, Samuel Simonds of Charleston and Charles Simonds of Amma; and one sister, Patricia Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Short.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Kenneth Tanner and Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002

ROBERT SILMAN

Robert Silman, 88, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Zemoriah and Bessie Selmon.

Surviving are one brother, Harry Selmon of Parkersburg, and one sister, Rosalee Collins of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Silman; three sisters, Liddie Westfall, Sarah McWilliams and Mae Wilson; and one brother, John Selmon.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - March 5, 1961

MRS. ELLA SIMERS

Mrs. Ella Simers, 82, Gihon Rd., died at 8:50 a.m. yesterday in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

She had lived with a sister, Mrs. Dewey Barnes, Larkmead, for the past few months. She was the widow of Samuel Simers, who died last year.

Born Feb. 3, 1879 in Gilmer County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis M. and Susannah Gill Ferguson. She had lived in Parkersburg for the past 30 years.

She was a member of the Mullen Memorial Baptist Church in Belpre. Surviving are a step daughter, Mrs. Dud Watson, Akron; a brother, Wiley Ferguson, Revere, Gilmer County; five sisters, Mrs. W. C. Robertson, Clarksburg, Mrs. Ida Hill, Columbus, Mrs. Raymond Kight, Glenville, Mrs. Ernest Gainer, Levittown, Pa., and Mrs. Barnes. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Simers was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. N. L. Grimm, and a brother, John Ferguson.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Leavitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre. Friends may call at the funeral home.

(Beth Campbell Stemple)


"Calhoun Chronicle"

OPAL E. SIMERS

Mrs. Opal E. Simers, 68, of Grantsville died Tuesday, Sept. 9 [1975] in Calhoun General Hospital following an extended illness.

Born in Calhoun County, she was a daughter of the late Dudley and Zona Miller Metz. She was a member of the Cherry Fork United Methodist Church at White Pine.

Surviving are her husband, George Simers; one daughter, Mrs. Freeda Digman of Norton, Ohio; five brothers, Lennie Metz of Five Forks, Chester Metz of Parkersburg, Bernard Metz of Akron, [?] Metz of Grantsville, and Veon Metz of Glenville; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Walker of Barberton and Mrs. Hillary Curry of Cleveland; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of foster children.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 12 at the Cherry Fork United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial was in the Kight Cemetery.

(Beth Campbell Stemple)


"The Parkersburg News" - August 3, 1960

SAMUEL S. SIMERS

Samuel S. Simers, 90, of Gihon Rd., died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born July 9, 1870 in Morgan County, O., the son of the late Isaac and Jane Zimmerman Simers. He was a member of the Mullen Memorial Baptist Church, Belpre, and had resided in the Gihon community for the past 15 years. He has formerly resided in Belpre. During hte greater part of his life he was in the mercantile business. His last active business was in Clarksburg. He was retired in 1930.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ella Ferguson Simers; one daughter, Nellie Watson, Akron, O.; one sister, Mrs. Hettie Ayers, Grantsville.

The body is at the Leavitt Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 3:30 Thursday, with burial in Rockland Cemetery. Friends may call after noon today.

(Beth Campbell Stemple)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 August 2002

GARY DUANE SIMMONS

Gary Duane Simmons, 51, of Tanner, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at his home.

He was the son of Ethel Sims Simmons of Tanner and the late Levi Clark Simmons.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Kyann Hiles of Charleston and Crystal Davis of Ohio; three sisters, Patty Shumaker of Ohio, Charlotte Wilson of Clarksburg and Anita Hartshorn of Tanner; one brother, Nelson Simmons of Glenville; two grandchildren; and his girlfriend, Hazel Pritchard.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Simmons.

A private memorial service will be held by his family at a later date.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 July 2000

GENEVIEVE SIMMONS

Genevieve Simmons, 85, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Salem, the daughter of the late Lawson and Mary Elizabeth Robinson.

She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are four half-sisters, Eunice Wilson, Theoda Wilkerson, Mollie Watkins and Katherine Veal, all of Texas, and one half-brother, Eugene Robinson of Loma Linda, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Simmons; two sisters, Geraldine Kendall and Anna Kerby; two brothers, William and Waitman Robinson; and one half- brother, Donald Robinson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 November 2000

GWENDOLYN SIMMONS

Gwendolyn Hicks Hall Simmons, 57, of Beech, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at her home.

She was born at Oka, the daughter of the late Iris and Cora Rinehart Hicks. She was a Baptist by faith.

Surviving are two sons, Dewayne Hall of Elizabeth and Bradley Hall of Liverpool; two daughters, Debbie Rodriquez of Georgia and Sheila Hall of Minnora; four sisters, Frances Waldron of Davisville, Sue Sampson of Mineral Wells, Patricia Siers of Chloe and Margaret Lantz of Mt. Clare; five brothers, Gene Hicks of Crown City, Ohio, Carroll Hicks of Orma, Edward, Donnie and Forest Hicks, all of Chloe; seven grandchildren; and a good friend, Norman Simmons of Minnora.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Parsons, and one brother, Jarrett Hicks.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 November 2002

IRIS SIMMONS

Iris P. Simmons, 76, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, in Charleston.

Surviving are her husband, Edsel Simmons; one son, Steven of Spencer; two sisters, Louise Jaynes of Hernaodo, Fla., and Eileen McKee of Millstone; one brother, Hayden Pursley of Enterprise, Ala.; two grandsons; and two honorary grandsons.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2001 (Obituary from May 20, 1976)

WILLIE SIMMONS

Willie Simmons, 81, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun and Gilmer counties, died Wednesday, May 12, in Cleveland's V.A. Hospital.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Rev. Sylvester and Sarah Pauley Simmons. He retired from Bowman Products of Cleveland.

Surviving are his wife, Ina Richards Simmons; five sons, Earl, Bearl, Cecil, Henry and Eugene, all of Cleveland; and five daughters, Erma Kline of California, Sara Coal of Worthington, Ruby Myer of Grantsville, Pearl Heiney of Glenville and Louise Spence of Cleveland.

He was preceded in death by five children.

Services were held at Nobe Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2007

CARLTON SIMMS

C. Carlton Simms, 84, of Waterloo, S.C., died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Mason County, the son of the late Ernest C. and Ethel Wright Simms. He started his golf career as a caddie in West Virginia at the age of nine and became a member of Spring Valley Country Club and later built his own driving range in Huntington. In 1970, he built the first nine holes of Rolling "S" golf course, Waterloo, S.C. In 1974, he and his brother-in-law, Euell Stalnaker of Minnora, completed construction of the full 18 holes. He was a member of National PGA and Waterloo Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Naomi Stalnaker Simms, daughter of the late Clark and Nora Stalnaker of Minnora; one son, John Mark Simms of Waterloo; one sister, Belva Rardin of Waterloo; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Arley "Ray" Simms, and one sister, Inez Donnelly.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 9, 4 p.m., at Rolling "S" golf course.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 September 2002

DAVID SIMONDS

David L. Simonds, 50, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Welch, the foster son of the late James and Fonda Whipkey. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Irene Smith Simonds; one son, Daniel Simonds of Spencer; one daughter, Pamela Simonds of Spencer; three grandchildren, Nathaniel Simonds, Megan Potts and Hayli Simonds; and one daughter-in-law, Ammy Simonds.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery, Nobe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 May 2005

CAM SIMONS

Cam Simons, 97, of Ravenswood, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Ravenswood Village Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fred and Edith Cottrell Simons. He retired from Union Carbide Metal Plant, Alloy.

Surviving are one daughter, Delores Dorsey of Ravenswood, and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Surface Simons; four sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 Apr 2004

GAROLD SIMONS, SR.

Garold G. Simons, Sr., 74, of Gassaway, died Saturday, Apr. 24, 2004, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Cecil and Gertie Truman Simons. He was a graduate of Spencer High School and a driver for Kroger Co., a restaurant manager and a farmer. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 21, Spencer, and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Henderson Simons; two sons, Garold G. Simons, Jr., of Spencer and Thomas C. "Tom" Simons of Gassaway; one daughter, Terry Lea Carter of Richmond, Va.; one step-son, Dennis Spaur of Lincolnton, N.C.; three stepdaughters, Annette Spaur of Vanceboro, N.C., and Nanette Sampson and Tammy Houchin, both of Arnoldsburg; two nieces, Angela Greathouse of Arnoldsburg and Laura Pauley of Elkview; several grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Rebecca "Becky" Spaur Moss.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites, was in Blessed Hope Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 July 2007

ALLEN RAY SIMS

Allen Ray Sims, 16, of Thornville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 14, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens, Ohio.

He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of Kevin Sims and Penny Wallace. He was a member of Thornville United Methodist Church, active in the youth group, and a student at Sheridan High School and member of Sheridan FFA.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Jacob Wallace; one sister, Shelby Sims; grandparents, Billy and OnaBelle Sims and Al and Judy Wallace; great-grandmothers, Grace Maze and Mabel Coleman; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., with Pastor Debbie Ketcham and Pastor Geri Lampton officiating, at Thornville U.M. Church. Burial will be in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, Thornville, and Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 October 2008

GLENDA MELBADINE SIMS

Glenda Melbadine Richards Sims, 75, of Cox's Mill, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Walter and Edna Richards.

She had been a cook at Troy Elementary School.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Richard Sims; one son, Bruce Wilson; five grandsons; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Yvonna Collins; one brother, Cecil Richards; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Wilson; nine brothers, Gail, Elmer, Forest, Ernest, Ronzel, Donzel, Charles, Denver and Harold; and two sisters, Ruby Mathers and Shirley Cox.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2003

EDITH SINGLETON

Edith Singleton, 97, of Grantsville, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the home of her daughter.

She was born at Gem, the daughter of the late James E. and Mary Louverna Conrad Wine. She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Surviving are three daughters, Mildred L. Ward and Lula L. "Jean" Ward and husband Arley, .all of Grantsville, and Carldetta Weber and husband Edward of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; three-sons, Roland "Cub" Singleton of Leon, Van B. Singleton and wife

Francis of Diamond, Ohio, and Amos Singleton and wife Wanda of Burnsville; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond A. Singleton, in April 1956, and three daughters, Mary Ellen, Betty Lee and Rebecca Ann Singleton.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stockert-­Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Wirt Lee Singleton Cemetery, Grass Run.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 May 2004

FLORA JANE SINGLETON

Flora Jane Boyles Singleton, 84, of Glenville, died Friday, Apr. 30, 2004, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Weston, the daughter of the late James Roy Boyles and Gertrude Burkhammer Boyles. She was a retired social worker with W.Va. Dept. of Health and Human Resources, Glenville and Grantsville. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Glenville, and Republican Women of Gilmer County.

Surviving are one son, James E. Singleton of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Singleton, on Feb. 21, 1996; one granddaughter, Jamie Lynn Singleton; one sister, Mildred Clark; and one brother.

Services were held at Trinity U.M. Church with Rev. Michael Ford officiating. Burial was in Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 February 2001

EULA SINNETT

Eula M. Sinnett, 90, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Wilson and Virginia Stutler Arthur. She was a retired secretary for Calhoun County Board of Education with 27 years of service. She was a member of Calhoun County Retired Teachers Association, member of the board of directors for Calhoun County Committee on Aging, former recorder for the town of Grantsville, and member of First Baptist Church of Grantsville and Fell Kennedy Sunday School class.

Surviving are two sisters, Beulah Mace Kerby of Mt. Zion and Jenene Arthur of Grantsville; five nieces, Robin Wayne and Stephanie Wayne of Mt. Zion, Cynthia Shaffer and Sara Shaffer of Hartville, Ohio, and Elizabeth McKinley of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and three nephews, Jackie R. Arthur of North Carolina, Mike Arthur of Charleston and Lindell Arthur of Elyria, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Sinnett, and two brothers, Ralph and Ted Arthur.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

CRYSTAL SIZEMORE

Crystal Lynn Sizemore, 24, of Gandeeville, died Friday, Mar. 16, 2001, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Montgomery, the daughter of Hobert Junior Adkins of Gandeeville and Mary June Ramsey Adkins of Clay County. She was a homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her step-mother, Shirley M. Adkins of Gandeeville; her husband, Oscar Sizemore of Lizemores; one sister, Sharon Lee Adkins of Denver, Col.; three step-sisters, Heather D. Little of Sand Ridge, Carol Sue Starcher of Procious and Martha Kay Canterbury of Indore; and one step-brother, Junior Wayne Adkins of Elkview.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Donald D. Dawson officiating. Graveside service was held in Sizemore Cemetery, Lizemores, with Rev. Naaman H. Moore officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 December 2000

ESSIE ANN SKIERA

Essie Ann Hall Skiera, 68, of Senior Square, Elizabeth, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Okey Clyde and Nancy Ann McCune Hall. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are three sisters, Jean Yost of Cumberland, Ohio, Ivy McCumbers of Parkersburg and Eloise White of Elizabeth; two brothers, Lester Hall of Ravenna, Ohio, and Chester Hall of Massilon, Ohio; a god-daughter, Amanda Heilman of Cheboygan, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Skiera, in 1985; one brother, Cecil Hall; and four sisters, Stella Hall, Grace Cunningham, Genevieve Henderson and Delcie Wayne.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 March 2000

reprinted from Calhoun Chronicle 1968

MARILEE STARCHER SLATER

Marilee Starcher Slater, 85, of Shalersville, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1993. She was born in Clay, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Red Morris.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Lapchynski of Rockbridge, Ohio, and Erma Ruehr of Shalersville; four sons, Glen, Clyde, and Dan Starcher, all of Stow, Ohio, and Claude Starcher of Hudson Drive, Ohio; one step-son, Alva Starcher of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Cora Stansky of Barberton, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; and 21 great-children.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 39 years, Alva L. Starcher, in 1968, and her second husband of 11 years, James Slater, in 1983.

Services were private, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Shalersville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 April 2002

LUCY SLAVEN

Lucy Slaven, 76, of Ellenboro, died on Saturday, Apr. 20, 2002, at her residence.

She was born at King Knob, near Harrisville, the daughter of the late Ira Newton and Letha Kyer Elliott. She had been employed at the former Yonker's Manufacturing, Parkersburg, the former M. Serman and Co., Harrisville, and retired from Mid-Atlantic Glass, Ellenboro, with more than 20 years of service. She was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, William N. Fittro of Parkersburg and Charles W. Slaven of Ellenboro; one daughter, Karen Bunner of Harrisville; two sisters, Beulah Heffner of Big Springs and Myrl McLaughlin of Williamstown; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bessie Britton and Mary Tingler.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial was in Ellenboro Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 April 2008

ADA SLIDER

Ada B. Slider, 92, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Apr. 20, 2008, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Waitman and Mary Blake.

She was a homemaker and a member of Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Naomi Starcher of Monroe, N.C.; one son, Larry Slider of Cameron, N.C.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Slider.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, Apr. 23, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Loren Price officiating, and burial in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2008

DOROTHY SLIDER

Dorothy "Dottie" Slider, 61, of Hur, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at Cleveland Clinic following a two-year battle with cancer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Emanuel and Azeline Hersman.

She was vice president and senior lending officer of Calhoun Banks, Grantsville, where she was employed for 44 years. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 18 years, Lewis Slider; one step-daughter, Amanda Slider; one step-granddaughter, Tysa James; three brothers, Dean Hersman of Orma, Larry Hersman of Ripley and Terry Hersman of Cottageville; and four sisters, Linda Shaffer of Shawnee, Kan., Kathy Wood of Pleasant Hill, Rebecca Hall of Mt. Zion and Janet Suddock of Olathe, Kan.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, on Thursday, 2 p.m., with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial will be in Slider Cemetery, Barnes Run. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Calhoun County Library, P.O. Box 918, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 July 2002

LORA SLIDER

Lora W. Slider, 75, of Ripley, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Eldercare of West Virginia.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ray O. and Jane Williams Blosser. She was a former employee of Ripley Dairy Queen.

Surviving are one son, Michael A. Slider of Letart; one daughter, Terri Fox of Evans; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley D. Slider; one daughter, Jane Robin; and two sisters.

Graveside services were held at Parrish Hill Cemetery, Ripley, with John Gunther officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 April 2003

LOVA SLIDER.

Lova A. Slider, 92, of Millstone, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Marshall J. and Margaret Blake Starcher. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are one son, Lufawn Slider of Charleston; one daughter, Gloria Shock of Millstone; one sister, Elah Whisman of Mt. Zion; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T. Helma Slider; one son, Lye A. Slider; two daughters, Loa Mae Slider and Sharon Deora Slider; five brothers; and four sisters.

Graveside services were held at Slider Cemetery, Barnes Run, near Mt. Zion, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News, Wednesday, 11 June 1980, pg 8

Lyle Adrian Slider, 47, Rt 1, Rockport, died Monday evening at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Mount Zion, Calhoun County, a son of Mrs Lova Starcher Slider of Millstone, and the late ( Thomas ) Helma Slider. He was a salesman for Montgomery Ward, attended the Rockport United Methodist Church and was a member of the Parkersburg Masonic Lodge No 169.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathy Sayre Slider; a son Lyle Shawn Slider of Grantsville; three daughters, Kimberly Fanery and Cathi Johnson, both of Rockport, and Kandy Watson of Elizabeth; a brother, Lufawn C. Slider of Charleston; a sister Gloria Shock of Grantsville; and three grandchildren.

Services will be conducted Thursday 1 p.m at the Rockport United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Slider Cemetery at Mount Zion, Calhoun County.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 November 2008

MADYLINE CUNNINGHAM SLIDER

M. Madyline Cunningham Slider, 87, of Parkersburg died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late T.S. and Sarah Cunningham.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, attended University of Kentucky and graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with a degree in nursing.

Surviving are two sisters, Catherine Hathaway and Oleda Leach, both of Parkersburg; several nieces and nephews; and caregiver, Sheryl Murdoch.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, William D. Slider.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Keith Hostutler officiating. Inurnment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 January 1981

RUSSELL K. SLIDER

Russell K. Slider, 84, of Mt. Zion died Friday, Dec. 26, [1980], at his home following........

He was ....a son of the ..........Starcher. He........member .....Methodist church.

He was a veteran of World War I, a retired farmer and former employee of the maintenance department of the Department of Highways and a member of the Knights of Pythias.

Survivors include three sons, Roscoe Slider of California, Slathe Slider of Spencer, and John Slider of Akron; five daughters, Mrs. Delma Stanley of Mt. Zion, Mrs. June Knopp of Spencer, Mrs. Arretta Young of California, Mrs. Sylvia Wagner of Akron, and Mrs. Blondena Hudson of Dallas, N.C.; two brothers, Ray Slider of Mt. Zion, and Saul Slider of Parkersburg; 32 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Goff Slider and a son, Deo Slider.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 29, [1980], at the Hur United Methodist church, with the Rev. C. D. Miller officiating and burial was in the Slider cemetery near Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


THOMAS HELMA SLIDER

The Roane County Reporter, Thursday 06 October 1977, pg 7

Thomas Helma Slider, 66, of Mt. Zion, died in the Calhoun General Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

Born near Grantsville, he was a son of the late Thomas and Ida Husk Slider.

He was a member of Hur United Methodist Church, Eureka Lodge 40, AF & AM of Grantsville and Knights of Pythias Lodge at Cremo. Slider was retired from McJunkin Supply Co. after 28 years of service.

Survivers include his wife. Lova Starcher Slider; two sons, LuFawn of Charleston and Lyle of Rockport; one daughter, Mrs. Gloria Shock of Grantsville; one brother, Virgil of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Mrs Wilma Becker of Burton, Ohio and Mrs Lillian Dacchille of Queens, New York; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. at Hur United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carroll McCauley and the Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Eureka Lodge conducted graveside rites in Slider Cemetery.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" -10 May 2001

VIRGIL SLIDER

Virgil Slider, 80, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late T.H. and Oneida Husk Slider. He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, and Mt. Olive Church, Hur.

Surviving are four sons, Lewis Slider and Thomas Slider, both of Mt. Zion, Charles Slider of Elkview and Stephen Slider of North Carolina; one daughter, Twila Montgomery of Mt. Zion; two step-sons, Calvin Wood of Florida and Robert Wood of Normantown; six step-daughters, Brenda Brown and Jackie Shimer, both of Grantsville, Debbie Wood of Spencer, Carol Greenlief of Glenville, Tammy Rader of Creston and Sharon Wallbrown of Sissonville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Maze Slider, his second wife, Ruth Wood Slider; one brother, Helma Slider; and two sisters, Wilma Becker and Lilliam Dacchille.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 7 April 2005

WILLIAM SLIDER

William D. Slider, 78, died Thursday, Mar. 10, 2005, in El Paso, Tex.

He was born in Elizabeth, the son of the late Harley and Orpha Goodnight Hall Slider. He was raised in Calhoun County and graduated with honors from Ohio University and earned a master’s degree in education at Kent State University. He retired as principal of Grafton Elementary School, Cleveland, Ohio. As a result of 30 years of dedication to his community involvement in education, William D. Slider Middle School, El Paso, was named in his honor.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Madyline Cunningham Slider of Horizon City, Tex.; one brother, James M. Slider of Virginia Beach, Va.; two nephews; three nieces; two step-nephews; one step-niece; and one adopted niece.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Slider Hall.

Memorial services will be held at a later date when Madyline’s health will allow.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 November 2008

ADA MAE MEADOWS SMITH

Ada Mae Meadows Smith, 49, of Davisville, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at St Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late William Hoy Meadows and the late Retta June Richards Meadows.

She had attended Calhoun County High School.

Surviving are one daughter, Amanda Leigh Tate; two sons, Anthony James Smith of Parkersburg and Gregory Lee Smith of Davisville; one brother, John Allen Meadows of Parkersburg; two grandchildren; and several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William Monroe Meadows and Denny Lee Meadows, and one sister, Nola M. Meadows.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend, with Pastor Bill Law officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 May 2002 (Obituary from Sep 29, 1949)

ADEN SMITH

Aden Smith, 12, died Saturday from burns he received from a gasoline engine. While starting the engine, a spark plug fell in a can of gasoline and ignited it.

He was the son of Ruby and Ona Roberts Smith of Hur.

Surviving are five brothers, Denzil Smith, serving in the U.S. Marines, Donald Smith, serving in the U.S. Air Force in Japan, and three brothers at home, Dale, Franklin and Freddy; and four sisters, Beulah Sheats of Delaware, Ohio, Dula Parker of London, Ohio, and two sisters at home, Betty and Bonnie.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 February 2009

AGNES SUSIE SMITH

Agnes Susie Smith, 101, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Abe and Daisy Church Whipkey.

She worked for 15 years at Economy Industries, Harrisville, and was a member of Smithville Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Thermal Lee Barnhart of Caldwell and Fejeana S. Evans of Mineral Wells; one son, Everett B. Smith of Oceana; two sisters, Thelma Lowe of Mongalia, Pa., and Elma Wright of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine Smith; an infant child; two sons, Thurman Smith and Blondon E. Smith; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Loran Dace officiating. Burial was in Westfall Cemetery, Smithville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 September 2004

BETTY LOU SMITH

Betty Lou Smith, 74, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at her residence.

She was born in Marion County, the daughter of the late Alpheus J. and Alberta Elizabeth Wells Duley Yoak. She retired from A.B. Chance after many years of service in production. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are one son, Edward Smith of Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Elizabeth Smith and Frankie Dowler, both of Parkers-burg; one foster daughter, Jaime Grayson of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arnold Yoak of Grantsville and Kenneth Duley of Illinois; and two sisters, Ruby Jean Godfrey of Romney and Eleanor Welch of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Smith; three brothers, Jack Yoak, Herbert Duley and Marvin Yoak; and two sisters, Louise Maxine Schultz and Elva Yoak.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with David Chisholm officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2002

CARL SMITH

Carl R. Smith, 63, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Oral and Cecil H. Elliott Smith. He was a mechanic in the construction industry and had been active in oil and gas production.

Surviving are his wife, Izetta S. Smith; two sons, Oral B. Smith of Mooresville, N.C., and Lucas E. Smith of Grantsville; one step-daughter, Sheila L. Jones of Big Springs; one step-son, Richard H. Rader of Grantsville; three sisters, Lucretia Yoak of Spencer, Leta Bennett of Pennsboro, and Annalene Duskey of Texarkana, Tex.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Oral D. Smith.

There will be no visitation. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 December 2008

CAROLYN SUE BAILEY SMITH.

Carolyn Sue Bailey Smith, 59, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Charles G. and Evelyn G. Sears Bailey.

She had attended Old Country Church, Walker.

Surviving are one daughter, Kimberly Wilson of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; two sisters, Karen Lutz of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Mary Cooper of Washington; two brothers, David Bailey of Ellwood City, Pa., and Chesley "Buck" Bailey of Parkersburg; best friend, Sally Snyder of Parkersburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Cecil Dale Bailey; five brothers, Bernis, Dan, Charles, Roger and Jack Bailey; and three sisters, Irene and Iva Jean Bailey and Wilma "Faye" Vannoy.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Jack Brown officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, near Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 December 2006

CLYDE SMITH

Clyde E. Smith, 68, of Creston, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at The Willows, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Conda and Goldia Husk Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea. He owned and operated Parkersburg Truck Repair Service for many years. He was retired from Calhoun County Schools as a bus driver with 20 years of service.

Surviving are one son, Rick Smith and wife Virginia of Grantsville; two daughters, Michelle Gribben and husband Doug of Elyria, Ohio, and Bobbie Jo Rolston and husband Ryan; five grandchildren, Phillip, Courtney, Harley, Wyatt and Nathen; one great-grandson, Wyatt; three brothers, Robert of Creston, Floyd of Elyria and Jerry of Mineral Wells; and several nieces of nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Billie Jo Smith.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial will be in Hur Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2010

CONSTANCE SMITH

Constance L. Smith, 65, of Fredericksburg, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Stafford Medical Center, Stafford, Va.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Bonnie B. Adams of Partlow, Va., and the late Roy Anonsen.

She was a 1963 graduate of Calhoun County High School. At age 20, she moved to the Washington, D.C., area and began her career with the FBI Identification Division, where she retired with 30 years of service.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Frederick J. Smith; one brother, Donald Kenneth Adams of Partlow; one sister, Donna Sue Gomez of Spotsylvania, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and friends, Ike and Kathy Morgan of Mannington.

Services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation will be held Sunday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 September 2009

COZETTA MAE CRADDOCK SMITH

Cozetta Mae Craddock Smith, 88, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Andy and Josie Stutler Craddock.

Surviving are one son, Albert "Bim" Smith and wife Louann of Grantsville; two daughters, Mary J. Ball and Lillie Mae Smith, both of Grantsville; five grandchildren, Joey Smith, Christopher Todd Smith, Jamalee Smith, Danny Ball and Mike Ball; four great-grandchildren, Alex Ball, Brooke Smith, Greg Smith and Doug Smith; two step-grandchildren, Jessica Matheny and John Burton; and two step-great-grandchildren, Cassie Richards and Hannah Gray.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert M. Smith; two sisters, Virgie Craddock and Alma Ward; and special nephew, Bryan Ward, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in King Knob Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 January 2010

DARYELL SMITH

Daryell L. "Tater" Smith, 69, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at his home.

He was born in McDunn, the son of the late Milford W. and Blanche E. Hunt Smith. He retired from Ford Motor Co., Brookpark, Ohio, at age 55 after 31 ½ years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Michele L. Smith of Grantsville; five sons, Stephen, Stuart, Scott, David and Jesse Smith of Ohio; one step-daughter, Tina L. Whipkey of Grantsville; two brothers, Burl Smith of Florida and Michael Smith of Ohio; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Cosentino, and one brother, Albert Smith. At his wishes, no services were held.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 June 2000

DAVID SMITH

David A. Smith, 78, of Cunningham Run, Harrisville, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at his residence.

He was born at Nicut, the son of the late Isaiah D. and Ora Lee McCoy Smith. He was a 1940 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II with six years of service, having seen action during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was also a former member of Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and Harrisville Lodge 98 AF&AM, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 29, Harrisville. He and his wife were former owners of the Ritchie Gazette. He was a member of Riddle's Chapel Congregational Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Delores J. Ringler Smith; four daughters, Judy Newbrough of Smithville, Peggy Tanzey of Grand Prairie, Tex., Delores "D. J." Allen of Cairo and Robin Haddox of Harrisville; two brothers, Bernard Smith of Akron, Ohio, and D.C. "Cap" Smith of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Nell Stump of Akron; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Smith; one sister, Frances Linderman; and an infant grandson, Christopher Allen.

Services were held at Riddle's Chapel Congregational Church, with pastor Dan Martin, Rev. Harlon Hodge and Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, with military graveside honors by Harris-Ritchie VFW Post 3554.

(Larry Heffner)


DOLLY IRENE SMITH

Ravenna Ohio Record Courier, Sunday, Jan 11 2009

Dolly Irene Smith, age 67, of Rootstown, passed away Friday, January 9, 2009, at Regency Hospital.

Born May 25, 1940, in Calhoun County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late James P. and Beulah (Hamrick) Jones, Dolly was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Ravenna Moose Lodge and the Ravenna Eagles.

Survivors include her son: James (Donna) Smith; daughter: Patricia Michaels; grandchildren: James (Jennifer) Smith II, Michael (Holly) Bryan, Christopher (Wendy) Smith, Keith Smith, Donnajo Smith; sisters: Hazel and Shirley; brother-in-law: Richard (Anita) Smith; also survived by 8 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Philip H. Smith in 2001, and her siblings Eugene, David, and Maxene.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where the funeral services willl be officiated by Pastor David Ballert on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Park. Mike Jones, Rosie Riddle, and their families are not invited to the visitation, funeral service, or gathering afterwards, per Dolly's request.

(Janet Kelch)


DORCAS SMITH

Dorcas E. Smith, 78, of Vienna, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Zanus O. and Effie M. Cooper.

She was a 1944 Wirt County High School graduate and had been employed at the former American Viscose, Johns Manville, Dils Dept. Store and the Diamond. She was a member of Rosemar Road Church of Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra K. Keffer of Walker and Carolyn D. Nagley of Lusby, Md.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Vaught of South Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Kenneth O. Smith, in 1995; five brothers, Everett, William, Jesse, Wilbur and Lory; and one sister, Lora.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Charles Aebi officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 November 2008

EDITH VIRGINIA SMITH

Edith Virginia Smith, 88, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Eldercare of Ripley.

She was born on Zekes Run, the daughter of the late Warder Everett and Ethel Poling Stump.

She was a Christian and member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville. She worked as a bookkeeper and parts clerk with her late husband of 67 years, Herbert C. Smith, Sr. Both retired in 1985 from Smith's Auto Parts.

Surviving are one sister, Eulanee Hathaway of Grantsville; two daughters, Carol Lewis of Longs, S.C., and Nellie Beckett of Parkersburg; five sons, Herbert "Chuck" Smith, Jr., of Washington, Judith Swisher of Ripley, Lewis Smith of Belpre, Ohio, Allen Smith of Arnoldsburg and Keith Smith of Grantsville; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great- granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Dallas, Edwin, Baxter and Junior Stump, and one sister, Leone Kellar.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2003

ENID SMITH

Enid F. Smith, 99, of Eustis, Fla., died Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2003, at the residence of her daughter.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Floyd and Sarah Cooper Fulks. She was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are six sons, Calvin L. Smith of Clearwater, Fla., John W. Smith of Newark, Ohio, Emmons B. Smith of Arnoldsburg, Richard L. Smith and Edwin L. Smith, both of Springfield, Mo., and Jackie D. Smith of Elyria, Ohio; three daughters, Ruby Smith Thompson of Starksville, Miss., Patricia Smith Debow of Springfield and Donnal Smith Meeks of Eustis; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Spurgeon Smith; one brother, Forrest Fulks; and one sister, Icy Fulks.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 December 2000

ERNEST "BUD" SMITH

Ernest R. "Bud" Smith, 87, of Walker, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Boone County, the son of the late Floyd and Lottie Chambers Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a retired weighmaster for Union Carbide Corp., Charleston. He was a member of Presbyterian Church, Madison.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel D. Smith; two sons, Ernest R. Smith, Jr., of St. Albans and Charles Smith of Ellendale, Del.; one sister, Martha Kinder of Scott Depot; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 September 2007

EVELYN SMITH

Evelyn M. Smith, 83, of Hurricane, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington.

She was raised in the Grantsville area as a child and had many family and friends there. She retired from Dow Jones Wall Street Journal.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie Gordon of Proctorville, Ohio, and Laurie Gandee of Hurricane; one son, Raymond Whipkey of Kentucky; one sister, Audrie Nadine Smith of Grantsville; one brother, Homer Smith, Jr., of Cleveland, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A tribute to her life was held at Pleasant Hill U.M. Church, with Pastor Richard Metheney officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 September 2001 (Obituary from Feb. 8, 1945)

FRANCIS SMITH

Francis E. Smith, 80, died at his home near Grantsville.

He was a farmer and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Starkey Smith; two sons, Hagan Smith of Phoenix, Ariz., and Delbert Smith at home; and three daughters, Mrs. E.E. Shafer of Phoenix, Eva Mahaney of Elizabeth and Mrs. Madison Stump, whose husband is in the armed forces.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 October 2006

FRANCES SMITH

Frances Smith, 75, of Fountain Hills, Ariz., died Sunday, July 30, 2006, at her home.

She was born at Milo, the daughter of the late Pascal D. and Beulah Starcher Bailey. She attended Calhoun County High School and Glenville State College. She worked many years in the medical profession in Akron, Ohio, before retiring in 1990.

Surviving are two brothers, Marvin (Buddy) Bailey of West Virginia and Dick Bailey of Alabama; one sister, Sandra Kovac of Fountain Hills; and a loving companion, Philip Moe of California.

She was preceded in death by eight siblings.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

FRANK SMITH

Frank W. Smith, 61, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System. He was the son of the late Eldridge Cody, and Delsie Jean Bledsow Smith.

He served in the US Army and was a member of the Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years.

Surviving are his wife Audrey Jean Smith; four children, Jon, Brian, Britney, and Katelyn Smith, all at home; two stepsons; Scottie Collins of Mt. Zion and Kenny Harris of Wooster, Ohio.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 April 2000

GLENDLE WESLEY SMITH

Glendle Wesley "Glen" Smith, 77, of Clendenin, died Thursday, Mar. 30, 2000, at home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ruby and Ona Roberts Smith. He was retired from Consolidated Gas Supply Corp. with 38 years of service. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a union representative for Consolidated Gas and a member of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church, Elkview.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothea Maria "Doris" Smith; one son, Dr. James E. Smith of Morgantown; one daughter, Karen L. Bowers of Fredericksburg, Va; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five sisters, Beulah Hayes of Phoenix, Ariz., Eula Allen of Clarington, Ohio, Betty Frame of Chandlersville, Ohio, Bonnie Bird of Grantsville and Freda Haury of Elyria, Ohio; and three brothers, Donald Smith of Denver, Colo., Dale Smith of Mt. Zion and Frank Smith of Bright Waters, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by two brohters, Aden Smith and Denzil Smith.

Services were held at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church, with Rev. John McDonald officiating. Entombment was in Elk Hill Memorial Mausoleum, Big Chimney, with military rites conducted by VFW Post #8516, Elkview.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 May 2002 (Obituary from Sept. 29, 1949)

HALCIE SMITH

Halcie Smith, 29, of Stinson, died Sunday morning at the home of her mother.

She was the daughter of Bessie Lloyd Jarvis and the late Silas Jarvis.

Surviving are her husband, Lewis Smith; three sons, Ronald G. and Marvin L. Alexander by a former marriage, and Larry Rogers Smith.

Services were held at Cottrell Church with Rev. Charles Wilkinson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2008

HERBERT C. SMITH, SR.

Herbert C. Smith, Sr., 87, of Grantsville, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at his home.

He was born Sept. 9, 1920, on Pine Creek, the son of the late Clarence Sheridan and Nelle Mae Holpp Smith.

He worked in Baltimore, Md., shipyards as a welder during World War II. He was later drafted into Army Co. B, 31st Engineers Training Battalion, as a heavy equipment mechanic. He worked for Cabot for 10 years before starting his own business, Smith's Auto Parts, from which he retired in 1985.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Edith V. Stump Smith; children, Carol Lewis and husband Tom of Longs, S.C., Herbert "Chuck" Smith, Jr., and wife Barbara of Washington, Judith Swisher and husband Charles of Ripley, Lewis Smith of Belpre, Ohio, Nellie Beckett and husband John of Parkersburg, Allen Smith and wife Debi of Arnoldsburg and Keith Smith of Grantsville; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Emma Jene Garich, Martha Snyder and Maxine Powell, all of Ohio, and Madylene Hamrick of Parkersburg; and one brother, Don Smith of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Pete Smith.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 November 2008

LEWIS CLAY SMITH

Lewis Clay Smith, 61, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Herbert C. and Edith Virginia Stump Smith, Sr.

He was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was an auto mechanic and had worked in his father's business, Smith's Auto Parts. He retired from Bosley's, Parkersburg. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Robert Lewis Smith; one daughter, Virginia Lynn Smith Rhodes of Washington; longtime friend and caregiver, Lou Ella Schoolcraft Grimm and family of Belpre, Ohio; three brothers, Herbert C. Smith, Keith Smith and Allen Smith; three sisters, Carol Ann Lewis, Judy Swisher and Nell Jean Beckett; 10 grandchildren; step-children and step-grandchildren, Randy Hendrickson, Lisa Wells, Brelen Leleux, Robert Hendrickson, Michael E. Harpold, Scott Alan Harpold and Amy Riel Janes; and several cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Warder E. and Ethel Poling Stump, Sr., and Clarence and Nell Holpp Smith.

Leavitt's Funeral Home, Parkersburg, was in charge of the cremation service. His brother, Chuck Smith, will scatter his ashes over the junkyard of the family business where he was raised and worked as a youngster. There will be no calling hours or service at his request. A gathering was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at his daughter's home, 251 Dupont Circle, Washington, W.Va., 482-3044. The family prefers memorial donations be made to Parkers-burg Humane Society or Calhoun County Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 March 2009

MABEL SMITH

Mabel D. Smith, 89, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Bert and Bell Siers Vaughn.

She was a homemaker and a receptionist for Hackney and Lipensky attorneys-at-law.

Surviving are one stepson, Ernest Smith of St. Albans; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Yost of Chloe and Geneva Snyder of Akron, Ohio; her caregivers, Launa and Nolan Butler of Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest (Bud) Smith; one sister, Ruby Hensley; one brother, Paul Vaughn; and her step-mother, Anna Vaughn.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, Charleston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 December 2007

NANCY SMITH

Nancy Smith, 59, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Paul and Opal Snyder Smith.

Surviving are her companion of 35 years, Darrell "Chad" Chadwell; one daughter, Lisa Chadwell of Big Bend; one son, Jeff Smith of Big Springs; one brother, Gerald "Pug" Smith; one nephew, Tony Smith; three nieces, Jennifer Yoak, Crystal Yoak and Ellen Smith; one great-niece, Jenna Milliron; and two great-nephews, Casey and Ryan Milliron.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Loretta "Boots" Yoak, and one nephew, Michael Smith.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Snyder Cemetery, Creston. Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2001 (Obituary from May 20, 1976)

ORAL SMITH

Oral Smith, 75, of Millstone, died May 1.

He was born near Millstone, the son of the late Charlie L. and Viola Boyles Smith. He had been an oil and gas producer in Calhoun and surrounding counties for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Cecil Elliott Smith; two sons, O.D. and Carl Smith, both of Millstone; three daughters, Lucretia Yoak of Spencer, Leta Bennett of Pennsboro and Annalene Duskey of Toledo, Ohio; one brother, Shirley Smith of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Lowther officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


The Marietta Times - Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1989, pg A2

Pete L. Smith, 55, of 220 Putnam St. died Monday morning Dec. in St. Joseph's Hospital at Parkersburg after an illness.

He was born Nov 20,1934 in Calhoun Co W. Va. to Clarence S. and Nell Holpp Smith. He had moved to Belmont, W.Va. with his family when he was 7 years old and had attended Pleasants County schools. He had owned Pete Smith Construction Co., Inc. He was a member of Cement Masons Union of Columbus, B.P.O.E. Lodge 477 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1823. He had lived in Palmer Township and later on Zion Ridge.

He is survived by one son, Phillip of Watertown; two daughters, Mrs. Henry ( Cheryl ) Harra and Amy Smith both of Watertown; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert of Grantsville, w.Va. and Donald of Wartburg, Tenn.: and four sisters, Martha Lee Snyder of Wooster, Maxine Powell of Cutler, Rt. 1, Emma Jene Gartch of Akron and Madylene Hamrick of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by one son, Steven Ray Smith, an infant son and daughter, David Lee and Sue Ann Smith; one grandson; and one brother, Lester Smith.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in McClure Schafer Funeral Home with the Rev. Gale Lauderman officiating. Burial will be in Watertown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. today until the hour of services.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 October 2000

RICHARD L. SMITH, JR.

Richard L. Smith, Jr., 26, of Big Bend, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, following an automobile accident on Rt. 5 near Creston.

He was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the son of Richard L. Smith of Munday and Linda Lamp Fowler of Grantsville. He was employed by Trimble Construction Co., of Harrisville, and was a member of United Mine Workers of American, District 17. He set the season interception record for West Virginia high school football players while playing for Calhoun County High School during the 1991 season. He was an outdoorsman and hunter.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jody Burch Smith; one daughter, Kailee Anne Elizabeth Smith; one sister, Kenna Smith of Grantsville; his step-father, Patrick Fowler of Grantsville; his step-mother, Shari Smith of Munday; paternal grandparents, George and Virginia Smith of Munday; one step-brother, Andrew Beardsley of Munday; and maternal grandmother, Madeline Lamp of Weston.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jeffrey Cottrill officiating. Burial was in Smith Family Cemetery, Munday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 July 2008

ROBERT SMITH, SR.

Robert D. (Bob) Smith, Sr., 71, of Cremo, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Conda C. and Goldia G. Husk Smith.

Surviving are two sons, Ernest Smith of East Lake, Ohio, and Robert Smith, Jr., of Lakewood, Ohio; one daughter, Vickey Butera of North Olmstead, Ohio; two brothers, Floyd of Elyria, Ohio, and Jerry of Mineral Wells; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ellen Duskey Smith, and one brother, Clyde E. Smith.

Services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur, with Rev. Bob Duskey officiating. Burial will be in Hur Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 November 2005

ROMA SMITH, SR.

Roma C. Smith, Sr., 70, of Ripley, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born at Prunty, the son of the late Andrew and Beulah Mae Hardbarger Smith. He had been employed by Economy Industries, Harrisville, for 22 years. He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church; Big Springs.

Surviving are one son, Roma C. Smith, Jr., of Liberty; two daughters, Cammran M. "Cammie" Hood of Smithville and Regina K. Smith of Ripley; one brother, Rev. Dallas Smith of Prunty; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two infant sons, Charles Ray and Christopher C. Smith, and one brother, Howard K. Smith.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Homer Tinney and Rev. Dallas Smith officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 Nov 2003

RONALD SMITH

Ronald William Smith, Jr., 27, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003.

He was born in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Terri Taylor of Mineral Wells. He graduated from Calhoun County High School and attended Glenville State College. He was employed by Coldwater Creek for five years as a researcher.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Stacie Daugherty of Parkersburg and Hollie Cunningham of Grantsville; maternal grandmother, Gloria Jensen of Ithaca, N.Y.; one niece, Delaney Cunningham of Grantsville; and two nephews, Alex Cunningham of Grantsville and Donovan Daugherty of Parkersburg.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with burial in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation was scheduled Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 October 2001

THOMAS EARL SMITH

Thomas Earl Smith, 50, of Winona, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, from injuries received in a trucking accident in St. Croix County, Wisc.

He was born in Kanawha County, the son of Marie Wilson of Arnoldsburg and the late Clarence E. Smith. He was a graduate of St. Albans High School and was employed by TTI Trucking Co., Fond Du Lac, Wisc.

Surviving are his wife, Karla, and two step-children, Amy and Andy Miller.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Smith, in 1996.

Services were held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilson, Minn., with Rev. Paul C. Stratman officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 February 2009

WALTER EDWARD SMITH

Walter Edward "Emory" Smith, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in the extended care unit at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Mont Edward Smith and Hattie Lenore Marshall Smith.

He worked with his father for years as an oil and gas producer. The business is still in the family, with employees Eddie Yoak, Evelyn Yoak, Ron Summers, Brian Ritchie and Rob Parsons. He was active in Knotts Memorial Methodist Church and was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Nemesis Temple, Parkersburg, and Charleston Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Wholaver Smith; daughter-in-law, Peggy Sue Booher Smith; two grandsons, Curtis Edward Smith and Bradley Dyer Smith; one great-grandson, Zachery; and one great-granddaughter, Arielle, all of Cape Coral, Fla.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother, Robert Kent Smith, and one son, Carl Edward Smith, who died at age 42 in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2002

WILLIAM SMITH

William Smith, 68, of Cortland, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in Forum Trubull Memorial Hospital, Warren, Ohio.

He was born in Greensboro, Pa., the son of the late Samuel and Mary Rafferty Smith. He was a former employee of General Motors Corp. and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of U.A.W Marine Corps League and was a Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanetta Hardman Smith, and one brother, Alfred Smith of Greensboro.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel Smith, Jr., and James Smith, and one sister, Edith Hunchuck.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Big Springs Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 March 2008

ANDREW LEE SNIDER

Andrew Lee Snider, 60, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008.

He was the son of Geneva Snider and the late J.L. Snider.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 30 years, Cathi; two daughters, Alescia Rhodes and Ivory Boatright; two sons, Justin and Ryan Andrew; seven grandchildren, Jace, Taegan, Quentin, Logan, Mason, Mikayla and Kiera; three sisters, Doris Davis of Spencer, Sandra Ferrebee of Ravenna, Ohio, and Wanda Crawford of North Carolina; 28 nieces and nephews; 34 great-nieces and nephews; and five great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray.

The family will receive friends at Calhoun County Park from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday for memorial services and military rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - August 12, 1989

BURL L. SNIDER

Burl L. Snider, 83, of 115 38th St., Vienna, died Thursday at Arlington Americare of Parkersburg.

He was born in Freed, Calhoun County, a son of the late William and Lena Shimer Snider. He retired as a machine operator at American Viscose after 43 years of service. He attended St. John United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ada Maze Snider; two daughters, June Holland of Alloy, W. Va., and Joan Myers of Parkersburg; two brothers, Bernard Snider of New Matamoras, Ohio, and Colvin Snider of Arizona; three sisters, Frances Thompson of Boerne, Texas, Hazel Haddox of Big Bend, W. Va., and Alta Duncan of Canal Fulton, Ohio; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Vaughan Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Knight officiating. Burial will be in Parkersburg IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Sunday.

(Beth Campbell Stemple)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001

EULA SNIDER

Eula M. Snider, 73, of Boaz, died Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Dallas and Retta Ash Nutter.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Everett F. Snider; one son, Randy E. Snider; two grandsons; one brother; and one sister.

There were no visitation or services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna, Ohio Record Courier Tuesday Feb 10, 2009

Geneva Violet Heiney Snider

Geneva Violet Heiney Snider, 91, of Grantsville, WV, passed away February 8, 2009, at the home of her daughter Doris J. Davis of Spencer WV.

Surviving are a son, James F. Snider of Brady Lake, Ohio, 3 daughters; Doris J. Davis of Spencer, WV, Sandra Ferrebee of Castalia, NC and Wanda Crawford of Louisburg, NC. 21 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren, 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Lester Snider, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 1 granddaughter, 1 sister and 4 brothers.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 PM, at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, WV, where friends may call from 12:30 PM until time of services.

(Janet Kelch)

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 February 2009

GENEVA VIOLET HEINEY SNIDER

Geneva Violet Heiney Snider, 91, formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Spencer.

She was the daughter of the late Howard and Retta Jane Hosey Heiney.

Surviving are one son, James F. Snider of Brady Lake, Ohio; three daughters, Doris J. Davis of Spencer, Sandra Ferrebee of Castalia, N.C., and Wanda Crawford of Louisburg, N.C.; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harry Heiney of Ravenna, Ohio, and Charles Heiney of Grantsville; five sisters, Lela Reeder, Juanita Reynolds and Grace Wilson, all of Parkersburg, and Ellinor Clarcia of Aurora, Ohio, and Louise Newbrough of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James Lester Snider, in 2002; two sons, E. Ray Snider and Andrew Lee Snider; one infant daughter, Joanne Snider; one infant grand-daughter, Rebecca Lynn Alderman; one sister, Rachel Marie Heiney Mascoline; and four brothers, Denver, Glen, Donald and Vear Heiney.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ken Heiney officiating. Burial was in Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2006

ILA GRAY SNIDER

Ila Grey Snider, 82, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 19, 2006, in Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William Arnold and Mary Ethel Yoak Snider. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1942 and Mountain State Business College; She retired from the Dept. of Human Services in 1986 after 26 years of service where she served as financial clerk for Calhoun and Gilmer counties. In 2002, she completed 50 years of service as a secretary to Calhoun County Farm Bureau. She was the leading force in founding the Calhoun County High School Alumni Association in 1988, serving as its president since that time.

Surviving are one daughter, Terry Harris and husband Larry of Grantsville, and two granddaughters, Alissa Brooke Harris of Seneca Falls, N.Y., and Casey Grey Harris of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Snider of Arizona, and one infant sister, Leola Mae.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Contributions can be made to CCHS Alumni Association.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 July 2002

JAMES LESTER SNIDER

James Lester Snider, 91, of Grantsville, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Yellow Creek, the son of the late Benjamin Sheridan and Rosella Saunders Snider. He retired from Colonial Rubber Co., Ravenna, Ohio, and returned to Calhoun County in 1972 where he purchased a farm in Arnoldsburg and moved to Grantsville in 1991. He was a former resident of Miletree Nursing Home, Spencer, and Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center's long term care unit.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Geneva V. Heiney Slider; two sons, Jim Snider of Brady Lake, Ohio, and Andy Snider of Arnoldsburg; three daughters, Doris J. Davis of Spencer, Sandra M. Ferrebee of Ravenna and Wanda S. Crawford of Lewisburg, N.C.; five sisters, Josephine Dean of Arkansas, Loretta Hosey and Emma Alton, both of Ohio, Sophie Smith of Florida and Ruth Baum of Williamstown; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, JoAnn Snider; one son, E. Ray Snider; one granddaughter, Rebecca Lynn Alderman; two sisters, Nellie Ferrell and Marie Rose; and two brothers; Blaine and Russell Snider.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

ROBERT SNIDER

Robert K. "Bob" Snider, M.D., 60, of Billings, Montana, died Monday, Mar. 12, 2001, while on vacation with his family.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of William Dale Snider and Edna Richards Snider, and moved to Coolidge, Ariz., at the age of 14. He attended University of Arizona and graduated from UCLA medical school with a doctor of medicine degree. He did his medical surgical internship and began an orthopedic residency in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served in Vietnam for a year as a member of MVAC team 22 and also served in the Army Reserve from 1968-71. The family moved to Billings in 1972 and he began an orthopedic practice. He retired in 1997. He performed with his band, The Mid-Life Chryslers.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; three children, Kristin, Erika and Jon; two grandchildren; half-brother, Todd Snider of Arizona; cousins, Terry Harris of Grantsville, Bill Richards, Dick Richards and Vivian Richards; and an aunt, Ila Grey Snider of Pleasant Hill.

Services were held at Mayflower Congregational Church, Billings. (Information from Billings Gazette.)

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2006

ROBERT SNIDER

Robert P. Snider, 79, of Brohard, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, in Williamsburg, Va.

He was born at Brohard, the son of the late James B. and Esther Busch Snider. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was assembler and maintenance mechanic at Packard Electric, G.M. Division, Warren, Ohio, for 35 years. He attended Strait Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Isabelle Jones Snider; one son, John A. Snider; two daughters, Debra D. Morris and Lori L. Jenkins; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating, and burial in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2008

RICHARD EUGENE SNODGRASS

Richard Eugene Snodgrass, 68, of Clay, died Friday, July 25, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Earl and Thelma Jarvis Snodgrass.

He was a retired press operator for Goodyear Aerospace-Loral Corp. and was a member of Linden Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies and Tadmor Shrine Temple, Akron, Ohio, Rush Fork Community Church, Moose Lodge, Mogadore, Ohio, and United Auto Workers.

Surviving are one son, Robert Snodgrass of Hebron, Ky.; one daughter, Lisa Snodgrass of Akron; one brother, Burch Snodgrass; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Athlene Kramer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Moss Cemetery, Chloe, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 April 2002

VIRGINIA SNOW

Virginia Sturms Snow, 80, of Mt. Airy, N.C., died Saturday, Apr. 13, 2002, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Clay and Ruie Barnes Sturms. She graduated from Calhoun High School in 1942 and had resided in North Carolina for 56 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Collins and Beverly Parker; three sons, Preston Snow of the home, Charlie Snow and James Snow; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Clay and Waneta Sturms, Jr., of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Snow; one sister, Hazel Marks; and two brothers, Foster Tuttle and Arnold Barnes.

Services were held at Moody Funeral Home Chapel with J.T. Blevins and Rev. Billy Martin officiating. Burial was in Skyline Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2002 (Obituary from August, 1969)

HALLIE SNYDER
EVELYN SNYDER
ROGER LEE SNYDER
TERRY WAYNE SNYDER

Services were held Aug. 23, [1969] at Creston United Methodist Church for Hallie and Evelyn Snyder and two sons, Roger Lee and Terry Wayne, who were killed Aug. 18, [1969] in a traffic accident near Cambridge, Ohio.

Hallie Snyder, 57, of Canton, Ohio, was born in Creston, the son of the late George and Mary Wicks Snyder. A veteran of World War II, he was employed by Timken Roller Bearing Co. and was a member of Loyal Order of Moose No. 233, Canton, and the Foresters Club.

Surviving are one son, Byron (seriously hurt in the accident); four brothers, Hollie, Glen and Lloyd Snyder, all of Parkersburg, and Sherman Snyder of Creston; and two sisters, Ora Merrell of Friendly and Opal Smith of Munday.

Evelyn Criss Snyder, 40, was born in Wood County, the daughter of Ed Criss of Massillon, Ohio, and the late Myrtle Wells Criss of Annamoriah. She was a former employee of Timken Roller Bearing co. and was a member of Apostolic Church, Massillon.

Surviving are one son, Byron; two brothers, Robert Criss and Rev. Edgar C. Criss; and one sister, Marceline Wix of McKees Rock, Pa.

Roger Lee Snyder, 14, was a ninth grade student at Saurs Junior High School, Canton. He was a member of Boys Police Club, International Order of Foresters, and Apostolic Church.

In addition to their brother, Byron, they are survived by their maternal grandfather, Ed Criss.

Rev. Glendon McKee officiated at services. Burial was in McCray-Snyder Cemetery, near Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 January 2001

FANNIE SNYDER

Fannie G. Snyder, 95, of Sunbridge Nursing Home, formerly of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Creston, the daughter of the late Adam D. and Mahala V. Wright Lucas. She was retired from Union Insulating after 30 years service.

Surviving are one son, Harold Snyder of Parkersburg; one daughter, Betty J. Richards of Parkersburg; one adopted son, Richard Snyder of Florida; one sister, Mabel Eddy of Parkersburg; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Ellsworth Snyder; two sons; three sisters; three brothers; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Franklin Funeral Chapel, Parkersburg, with Pastor Joe Ward officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001

HAZEL SNYDER

Hazel L. Snyder, 95, of Glenville, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Ravenswood Village, Ravenswood.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late Walter and Tina Dean Townsend.

Surviving are one daughter, Wauldine Snyder of Glenville; four grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Snyder; two daughters, Kathleen Lydick and Annabell Snyder; and one son, Paul Eugene Snyder.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 April 2003

JAMES SNYDER

James E. Snyder, 76, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at First Community Village, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Isaac "Ike" and Grace Snyder. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired accountant with Battelle Memorial Institute. He was a graduate of West Virginia University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a member of Civil War Roundtable and First Community Church, Columbus, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Vesper Snyder, and one nephew-in-law, Dr. Richard Vesper.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Novik.

Services were held at First Community Church with Rev. Dr. James Long officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 October 2001

WAULINE SNYDER

Wauline Snyder, 69, of Glenville, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Hugh and Hazel Townsend Snyder.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Snyder; and two sisters, Kathleen Lydick and Anabell Snyder.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, Glenville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 6 August 2009

EDA SPARKS

Eda I. Sparks, 86, of Wilmot, Ohio, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at Brewster Parke.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Otis D. and Rebecca Goff McCartney.

She had been a cook at Amish Door and the former Alpine Alpa restaurants, Wilmot. She was a member of Wilmot United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Kathleen Townsend of Beach City, Ohio, Jacqueline Payne of Northfield, Ohio, Mary Ferrebee of Elmira and Edie Widder of Dover, Ohio; three sons, Bub Long of Streetsboro, Ohio, George Ed Long of Wilmot and Charles Long of Bakersfield, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Freda Bellomy of St. Cloud, Fla.; and one brother, Rood McCartney of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by husbands, George E. Long and Joseph E. Sparks; one granddaughter; seven brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Spidell Funeral Home, Mt. Eaton, with Pastor Jon Long officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wilmot.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 July 2009

DORCAS SPEER

Dorcas L. Speer, 82, of Rochester, Minn., died Monday, July 13, 2009.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Lenny and Leila Ball.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in home economics from Purdue University in 1948. She married her first husband, Benjamin Wheatley, the following year. She had a long professional affiliation with Iowa State Extension Service and Iowa State University, Ames.

As women's editor for WOI, the university's radio and television station, she hosted a televised talk show televised and a weekly radio program. In 1999, she and her second husband, John F. (Jack) Speer, relocated to Charter House, Rochester. She served as a board member of the Rochester Downtown Alliance and was a past president of Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services group.

Surviving are one son, David Wheatley; two daughters, Katherine Bloomfield and Christine Wheatley; two step-daughters, Anne Rutter and Chris England; one brother, Albert Ball; two nieces, Kathy Smith and Janet Crawford; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, John F. Speer.

An informal gathering to celebrate her life was held at Charter House.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2006

SANDRA LOUISE SPENCE

Sandra Louise Simmons Spence, 65, of Strongsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Beech Valley, the daughter of the late William and Ina Richards Simmons. She retired from Lakewood School Systems after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Enoch "John" Spence, whom she married July 21, 1956; two sons, Stanley Spence of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Richard Spence of Strongsville; one daughter, Kimberley Brooks of Strongsville; four grandchildren; two great-grand-children; three sisters, Ruby Myer McHenry of Grantsville, Sara Cool of Worthington and Pearl Heiney of Glenville; and five brothers, Earl Simmons of Cleveland, Bearl Simmons and Cecil Simmons, both of Eastlake, Ohio, Henry Simmons of Mentor, Ohio, and Eugene Simmons of Las Vegas, Nev.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Erma Simmons Kline, and five infant siblings, Nettie, Mettie, Elodene, Earnestine and Orval Simmons.

Services were held at Coreno Funeral Home, Cleveland. Burial was in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 2 December 2004

DAVID SPENCER

H. David Spencer, 73, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Tanner, the son of the late Clemmie B. and Cora B. Smith Spencer. He worked 40 years in the printing trade, having begun with The Calhoun Chronicle at age 14, and con­tinuing at various companies as a pressman. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School. He retired from Blennerhassett Hotel and served - as a volunteer at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital for many years and at West Virginia Travelers Center.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Frances E. Ayers Spencer; two sons, Jeff Spencer of Parkersburg and John Spencer of Cokeburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Cecil W. Spencer, and two sisters, Esther Woodford and Clara Cottrill.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Joe Ward officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2007

GERALDINE SPRINGSTON

Geraldine G. Springston, 78, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Mar. 9, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Russell and Ada Blanche Maze Richards.

Surviving are one daughter, Mona Bennett of Mineral Wells, and two sons, Harvey and Jeff Springston of Florida.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. James Burdette officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Nov 2003

ROBIN SPRINGSTON

Robin R. Springston, 45, of Grantsville, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of Katheryn Stephens Kerby of Grantsville and the late Leonard Beryl Kerby. She had worked at Calhoun General Hospital for nine years as a phlebotomist and was most recently employed by Traders Guide.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Donald Springston; three sons, Jesse and Joshua Davis, both of Grantsville, and Derek Springston of Newport News, Va.; one daughter, Lora Davis of Grantsville; and one brother, Lyle Kerby of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by two infant sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 31 March 2005

HAYWARD EARL STAFFORD

Hayward Earl Stafford, 80, of Barrington, N.H., died Friday, Mar. 25, 2005, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

He was born in Richwood, the son of the late Oakley and Minnie Gibson Stafford.

He grew up in Calhoun County and later worked as a supervisor for John Manville Co. and became a lumber manager for Rickles in New Jersey until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of Laurel Springs Church and Berlin Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Zelda A. Holpp Stafford; two daughters, Beverly Haas of Barrington and Sharon Becher of Berlin, N.J.; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Burrows of Akron, Ohio.

A reception was scheduled at his home on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 April 2003

STANLEY STALLMAN

Stanley Stallman, 58, of Harrisville, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at his residence.

He was born at Nobe, the son of the late Eva Stallman.

He graduated from Troy High School and was known for his ambitious and hardworking attitude while mowing many area yards. He loved playing his harmonica and singing.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Terry McDonald and Rev. Bud Deems officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 July 2007

ANN LOUISE STALNAKER

Ann Louise Stalnaker, 83, of Glenville, died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at her residence.

She was born at Cabot Station, the daughter of the late Raymond L. (Jim) and Beulah Burch Carpenter. She was a 1942 graduate of Normantown High School. During World War II, she worked for Firestone Rubber and Tire Co., Akron, Ohio, as a riveter in the defense plant making airplanes. She was a 1966 graduate of Glenville State College and worked for W.Va. Dept. of Welfare as a social worker in Gilmer and Calhoun counties. She was a member of Kanawha Drive Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jack V. Stalnaker, whom she married Nov. 6, 1948; one daughter, Sue Ann Charles of Buffalo, N.Y.; one son, David Stalnaker of Glenville; three grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Haris of Spencer, June Westfall of Akron, Ohio, and Mary Lou Powell of Wadsworth, Ohio; one brother, Doug Carpenter of Smith Mountain Lake, Va., and her caregiver, Ramona King of Glenville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gary.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Dec 2003

EDA STALNAKER

Eda B. Stalnaker, 89, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at her residence.

She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late George and Bessie Stump Wilson. She lived for many years in Wirt County, but moved to Parkersburg in 1988, and to North Carolina in 1999. She was a homemaker and a member of Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Larry Stalnaker of Fuquay-Varina; one daughter, Beverly Jordan of Leon; one brother, Rolley J. Wilson of Washington; four sisters, Donnie Waldeck of Parkersburg, Bessie Ledsome of Reedy and Mary Starkey and Osa Fowler, both of Grantsville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Stalnaker, in 1984; one son, William B. Stalnaker; one daughter, Barbara Hathaway; three brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial was in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Reedy.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 July 2008

JACK VINCENT STALNAKER

Jack Vincent Stalnaker, 85, of Glenville, died Sunday, July 27, 2008, at his home.

He was born at Grass Run, Gilmer County, the son of the late Delbert Stalnaker and Edna Chrisman Stalnaker.

He attended Hardman School and graduated from Glenville High School in 1938. He earned a B.A. degree in mathematics and social studies from Glenville State College in 1942. He worked briefly at Kanawha Manufacturing Co., Charleston, before serving in the U.S. Army in World War II. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. He worked as a bookkeeper at Shaver Motor Sales, Glenville, and was elected to the House of Delegates in 1952. He began as an assistant cashier for Kanawha Union Bank in 1953 and held several positions, including president from 1977-1984.

He was a member of Glenville Presbyterian Church, Gilmer County Lodge No. 118, AF&AM, Gilmer County Farm Bureau, American Legion Post No. 42, Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Glenville Golf Club. In 1971, he was appointed as a member of GSC Alumni Foundation and was its president for 20 years. He received the GSC Alumni Service Award in 1985 and GSC Alumnus of the Year in 1998.

Surviving are one daughter, Sue Ann Charles of Buffalo, N.Y.; one son, David M. Stalnaker of Glenville; three granddaughters; one sister, Georgia Pearl McCartney-Burke; one brother, Earl Rymer Stalnaker of Charleston; and caregiver, Ramona King.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ann Carpenter Stalnaker, in July 2007, and one foster brother, Brook Miller of Dunbar.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pat McCartney officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown, with military honors. Visitation will be held Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Jack V. Stalnaker Scholarship Fund, in care of GSC Foundation, 200 High St., Glenville, WV 26351.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2008

JAMES STALNAKER

James O. Stalnaker, 93, of Leachtown, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

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

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having achieved the rank of Sergeant. He spent the majority of his life as a cattle farmer. He was a member of Boggs Fork Community Church and W.Va. Farm Bureau.

Surviving are one son, Mike Stalnaker; three grandsons; four sisters, Brunna Penman of Mesa, Ariz., Juanita Shorb of Pinetop, Ariz., Emma Deel of Minnora and Naomi Simms of Waterloo, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Luzader Stalnaker; four brothers, Fenton, Eucal, Euell and Bee; and one sister, Eupha Stalnaker Jones.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 March 2007

MAYSEL BADGETT STALNAKER

Maysel L. Badgett Stalnaker, 97, of Minnora, died Monday, Mar. 26, 2007, at her home.

She was born at Minnora, the daughter of the late Calvin and Alice Parsons Jarvis. She was a long-time member of Milo Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Oeta Davis of Bristol, Tenn., and Carol Hudson of Roanoke, Va.; two sons, Oval Badgett of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Loy Badgett of Minnora; four brothers, Carl Jarvis and Gary Jarvis, both of Minnora, and Bill Jarvis and Charter Jarvis, both of Chloe; five sisters, Rilma Chandler of South Carolina, Geneva Badgett of Nobe, Nell Deweese of Spencer, Bonnie Ellison of Orma and Madeline Hardway of Chelyan; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Greely Badgett, in 1970; her second husband, Euell Stalnaker, in 1987; three sons, Randall Badgett and two infants; one foster son, Dale Starcher; three brothers, Cecil Jarvis, Paris Bruce Jarvis and Curt Jarvis; and two sisters, Dessie Jett and Olive Grace Deweese.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 July 2010

PAUL DOWNS STALNAKER

Paul Downs Stalnaker, 80, of Millstone, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, after a battle with cancer.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late Fenton R. and Opal Downs Stalnaker.

He was a 1946 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a 1956 graduate of Glenville State College. He began teaching at age 17 at a one-room school on Matheny Ridge in Calhoun County. After teaching in various one-room schools, he taught at Minnora Elementary and Calhoun High. From 1960-1966, he taught in northeastern Ohio, but returned to teach in Calhoun, and retired in 1982 after nearly 38 years.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Lenell Faith McKee Stalnaker; one daughter, Pamela Breese and husband Robert of Millstone; one son, Stephen Stalnaker and wife Rebecca of Arnoldsburg; three granddaughters, Meredith Bartlett and husband Brian Henthorn of Grapevine, Tex., Candace Stalnaker and husband Jamie DeWeese of Walton and Christy Stalnaker, who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq; three sisters, Glenna Fleming of Arnoldsburg, Emma Lou Chenoweth of Ravenna, Ohio, and Orma Florence (Tootsie) Downs of Southington, Ohio; 24 nephews and nieces; and several great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Harley Stalnaker and Marvin Fenton Stalnaker, one sister, Wanda Lee Stalnaker White; and one grandson, Benjamin Ryan Bartlett.

Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Davis officiating. Burial will be in Sturm Cemetery, Millstone. Visitation will be held Thursday, 10 a.m. to time of services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2007

WILLIAM STALNAKER, SR.

William A. Stalnaker, Sr., 80, of Annamoriah, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was the son of the late Eucal and Thelma Arnold Stalnaker. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from Cabot Gas, and Stalnaker Grocery.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Jean McKown Stalnaker; two sons, William A. Stalnaker, Jr. (Becky) of Elizabeth, and Robert Neal Stalnaker of Annamoriah; four daughters, Sharon Gherke of Grantsville, Beth Alltop of Annamoriah, Connie Roberts of Mineral Wells, and Melissa Layhew of Ripley; 14 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren; three sisters, Janice Wise of Ohio, Loretta Heidish of Florida, and Mary Jane Mack of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Edwin Stalnaker.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 May 2005

WILLIAM STALNAKER

William “Son” Harley Stalnaker, 80, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, in Yukon Territory, Canada.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fenton and Opal Stalnaker. He resided in Juneau, Alaska, the last 40 years, where he was a commercial salmon fisherman and home builder. He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving aboard the USS Lang in the South Pacific.

Surviving are two sons, William C. Stalnaker and Robert F. Stalnaker, both of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Anita L. White of Salem, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Glenna Fleming of Arnoldsburg and Emma Lou Chenoweth and Orma “Toots” Downs, both of Ohio; one brother, Paul Stalnaker of Millstone; many nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Dee DeMars of Juneau.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeremiah Andrew Stalnaker; one brother, Marvin Stalnaker; and one sister, Wanda Lee White.

Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone. A luncheon will follow at Community Action Center, Arnoldsburg, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, c/o Paul D. Stalnaker, HC 89, Box 15, Millstone, WV 25261.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2010

KELLI NICOLE STAMPER-LAWSON

Kelli Nicole Stamper-Lawson, 28, of Weston, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Weston, the daughter of the late Robert Stamper and Vicki Butcher Shaver of Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Dylan Lawson, and one daughter, Morgan Lawson, both at home; one brother, Robert Stamper of Weston; and one sister, Stephani Stamper of Grantsville.

Services were held at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, Weston, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Weston Masonic Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 October 2002

KERMIT STANLEY

Kermit Eugene Stanley, 65, of Orma, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002.

Surviving are his longtime companion, Eva A. Snyder; one son, Kenneth; three daughters, Debra Waldron, Audra Morgan and Evelyn Hannum; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Dutcher and Evelyn Vercamp; and one brother, Robert.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2000
(reprint from August 1977)

ALBERT STARCHER

Albert J. Starcher, 76, of Mt. Zion, died Aug. 10, 1977, in Calhoun General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Hanson and Sarah Starcher. He retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. with 53 years of service and was a member of Knights of Pythias Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Della Gibson Starcher; one daughter, Mildren Atkinson of Seth; five sons, Bruce of Uneeda, Boyd of Seth and Bethel, Berthel and Bobbie, all of Mt. Zion; three sisters, Bertie Sovil and Bertha Starcher, both of Mt. Zion, and Grace O'Brien of Spencer; two brothers, Isaac Starcher of New Comerstown, Ohio, and Harley Starcher of Toledo, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur, with Rev. Efford Epling officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Graveside services were conducted by Knights of Pythias.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 March 2000

reprinted from Calhoun Chronicle 1968

ALVA STARCHER

Alva L. Starcher, 65, of Hudson, Ohio, died Tuesday, Apr. 23, 1968, in Green Cross Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

He retired in July, 1967, after 30 years service with Babcock-Wilcox Co., Barberton, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Marilee; five sons, Alva E., Glen L., Clyde D., Claude E. and Danny R.; two daughters, Barbara Lapchynski and Erma Rueher; three brothers, Albert, Isaac and Harley; four sisters, Bertie Sovil, Grace O'Brien, Lennie Miller and Della Starcher; and 20 grandchildren.

Services were held at Donald B. Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Shalersville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 July 2007

AMIE JANE NORMAN STARCHER

Amie Jane Norman Starcher, 85, of Northfield Village, Ohio, died Monday, July 2, 2007, at her residence.

She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Charley and Mamie Mae Duncan Norman. She was a 40-year member of Women of the Moose.

Surviving are two sons, William "Bill" Starcher and Ronzil "Chuck" Starcher; one daughter; Lucille Starcher; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Ray Norman of Cambridge, Ohio; one half-brother, Jerry Scritchfield of Parkersburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William Fotch Starcher, son of Harrison F. and Ivy Mae Mace Starcher, on Dec. 16, 2001; four sisters, Zona Marea Shaffer, Judith Bessie Perkins, Opal Arleta Greathouse and Lida May Carper; three brothers, Gary Leon Norman, Walter Joseph Norman and Alex Lee Murphy; and one half-brother, Terry Norman.

Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 March 2002 (Obituary from June 30, 1960)

ANDREW STARCHER

Andrew Jackson Starcher, 67, of Rocksdale, died Tuesday, June 21, 1960, in a Spencer hospital.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late George Washington and Minerva Mace Starcher. He was a retired oil field driller and pipe fitter, and a member of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Starcher; four sons, Earline Starcher of Spencer, Victor Starcher of Rocksdale, Denver Starcher of Parkersburg and Doyle Starcher of Reedy; two sisters, Vanna March of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ada Hollenbeck of Cleveland, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Henry's Fork Church with Rev. Stanley Rowh in charge. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 December 2009

ARNOLD J. STARCHER

Arnold J. "Arnie" Starcher, 70, of Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009.

He was the son of the late Isaac and Bessie Starcher.

He retired from the Chrysler plant, Twinsburg, Ohio, after 36 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Frances; two sons, Richard and David; one sister, Margaret; four brothers, Tommy, Bob, Ronald and Jim; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Joann; one son, Robert; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Newcomer Funeral Home, Akron, Ohio. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 July 2000
(reprint from Dec. 1985)

BERTHA STARCHER

Bertha Starcher, 77, of Mt. Zion, died Dec. 22, 1985, in Calhoun General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Hanson and Sara Starcher. She was a member of Pythian Sisters Lodge, Cremo.

Surviving are four sons, Woodrow of Parkersburg, Don of Burning Springs, Bobby of Oil City, Pa., and Dexter Starcher of Mesa, Ariz.; three daughters, Geraldine Sturm of Parkersburg, Earldine Starcher of Mt. Zion and Margie Nester of Annamoriah; two brothers, Isaac Starcher of New Comerstown, Ohio, and Harley Starcher of Toledo, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Louie Ben Starcher and Harold Starcher.

Services were held at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church with Rev. Efford Epling officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001

BOYD STARCHER

Boyd D. Starcher, 78, of Seth, died Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Albert and Della Gibson Starcher. He was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co., and was a member of Knights of Pythias Lodge, Cremo, and was a Methodist.

Surviving are two brothers, Bobby Starcher of Mt. Zion and Bruce Starcher of Madison.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Berthel and Bethel Starcher, and one sister, Mildred Atkinson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 March 2002

CARL STARCHER

Carl E. Starcher, 68, of Coolville, Ohio, died Monday, Mar. 11, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Rocksdale, the son of Velta Starcher of Ravenswood and the late Kessler Starcher. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a retired inspector for General Motors, Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg, and Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Brenda; one sin, Michael Starcher and wife Shelia of Grantsville; one daughter, Sandy Marous and husband Scott of Chardon, Ohio; two step-sons, Billy Joe Wilson of Delaware, Ohio, and Steve Wilson of Parkersburg; one son-in-law, Charles Laughlin of Grantsville; five grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and one brother, Dale Starcher of Painesville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sheila Laughlin.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society in his honor.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 February 2006

CARRIE BELL STARCHER

Carrie Bell Starcher, 80, of Marion, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born in Hur, the daughter of the late Guy and Martha Adams Miller. She was a homemaker and a member of Marion Enterprise Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathryn Wilcox of Marion; four sons, Guy Starcher, Jr., David Drew Starcher and Terry Lee Starcher, all of Marion, and Michael Ray Starcher of Chesterville, Ohio; three sisters, Beulah Crawford of Chloe, Velma Board of Barberton, Ohio, and Delma Hall of Canton, Ohio; two brothers, Carl Miller of Davisville and Harold Miller of Marion; nine grand-children; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Leonard Ray Starcher, on Jan. 16, 1987; one son, Phillip Ray Starcher; one brother; and one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, with minister Russell Howard officiating, and burial in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 May 2000

reprint from Sept. 1963

CHARLEY STARCHER

Charley L. Starcher, 47, of Stow, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 1963, at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, following an automobile accident.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Hanson and Sara Starcher. He had lived in Ohio for the past 22 years.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Greathouse Starcher; two sons, Gary and Lary, and one daughter, Cinda Starcher, all at home; four brothers, Albert Starcher of Cremo, Alva Starcher of Hudson, Ohio, Isaac Starcher of Cuyahoga Falls and Harley Starcher of Toledo, Ohio; and five sisters, Berta Sovil of Cuyahoga Falls, Lennie Miller of Stow, Della Starcher of Barberton, Ohio, Grace O'brien of Spencer and Bertha Starcher of Mt. Zion.

Services were held at Hur Methodist Church with Robert Duskey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Dec 2003

CLIFFORD STARCHER

Clifford “Cliff” Starcher, 88, of Vienna, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William and Sallie Bowers Starcher. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart and numerous other awards. He was a farmer and was retired from W.Va. Board of Education as a bus driver. He was a member of Sandhill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Jean S. Broughton of Marietta, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Minnie Zinn of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia B. Slider Starcher; one daughter, Judith Ann Sams; four brothers, Ray, Dennis, Leon and Cecil Starcher; and three sisters, Teletha “Peg” Griffen, Anna Pearl Bailey and Delia Bailey.

Services were scheduled Monday, noon, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Jeff Nolte officiating, and burial in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2000

CLYDE STARCHER, SR.

Clyde D. Starcher, Sr., 64, of Stow, Ohio, died Jan. 31, 2000.

He was born in Cremo, the son of Alva L. and Marilee Morris Starcher. He had lived in Stow since 1960 and retired form Ohio Edison in 1995 after 39 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Men's Club at Ohio Edison. He was active in youth activities, including coaching baseball and basketball, football commissioner, Scout master and Webelos leader.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Teddy; one daughter, Nancy of Stow; three sons, Chip of North Canton, Ohio, Joe of Stow and Jim of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Barbara Lapchynski of Huron, Ohio, and Erma June Ruehr of Shalersville, Ohio; three brothers, Alva E. of Doylestown, Ohio, Claude of Hudson, Ohio, and Danny of Stow; and four grandchilddren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Faith.

There were no calling hours or services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2010

DANNY STARCHER

Danny R. Starcher, 66, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009. He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Alva and Marilee Starcher of Cremo.

He graduated from Hudson High School in 1961. He retired from Goodyear in 2002 after 41 years of service and was manager of Certified Auto Sales and Gemini Auto Care. He was a past member of Stow Jaycees and Stow Chamber of Commerce, and president of Stow FOPA.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth, three sons, Jeffrey Starcher, Gregory Starcher and Brian Starcher; one daughter, Victoria Ritchie; eight grandchildren; one brother, Claude Starcher; and one sister, June Ruehr.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Lapchynski, and three brothers, Alva, Glen and Clyde Starcher.

A private service was conducted by Rev. Adam Barton at Redmon Funeral Home, Stow, Ohio. Burial was held at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 August 2000
(reprint from February 1981)

DELLA STARCHER

Della M. Starcher, 80, of Mt. Zion, died Feb. 12, 1981, in Gordon Personal Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Hannah Kerby Gibson. She was a member of Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are five sons, Bruce Starcher of Uneda, Boyd Starcher of Seth and Bethel, Berthel and Bobbie Starcher, all of New Comerstown, Ohio; two brothers, Harley Gibson of New Comerstown and Clifford Gibson of Mt. Zion; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Starcher, in 1977.

Services were held at Cremo Community Church, near Mt. Zion. Burial was in Mount Olive Cemetery, Hur.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2007

DELMA STARCHER

Delma S. Starcher, 87, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, August 2, 2007 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County she was the daughter of the late Rezin White and Oma Gay Arthur Stutler. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are 3 sons, William and wife Patty Starcher of Grantsville, WV, Glover Jr. and wife Joyce Starcher of Elizabeth, Bernard and wife Kathy Starcher of Elizabeth; 4 daughters, Patricia Criss of St. Marys, WV, Carolyn McNabb of Lowell, Ohio, Wanda and husband John Miller of Millstone, WV, and Genita Starcher of Elizabeth; 35 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glover Ota Starcher; one son, Doral Gene Starcher; and one daughter, Sharon M. Starcher Sturms.

Services were held at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 May 2007

DENVER STARCHER

Denver R. Starcher, 83, of Sistersville, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Genesis Health and Rehabilitation, McConnelsville, Ohio.

He was born at Millstone, the son of the late Allen Brown Starcher and Icie May DeVol. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, former owner of D.R. Starcher and Sons Furniture Store, New Martinsville, and member of First Baptist Church, Sistersville, VFW Post 6327, Sistersville, Middlebourne Lodge 34 AF&AM and Nemesis Shrine Temple.

Surviving are his wife, Gwendolyn L. "Sally" Poole Starcher; two sons, David Starcher and Denver Starcher, both of Sistersville; one daughter, Loretta Ann Hinkle of Akron, Ohio; nine grand-children; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Starcher of Charlotte, N.C.; and two sisters, Nina Boatwright of Norton, Ohio, and Justine Miller of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by one son, Victor C. Starcher, in 2001; six brothers, Melvin, Delbert, Aldine, Victor, Vere and Ray Starcher; and three sisters, Opal Nitz, Beulah Burden and Pauline Starcher.

Services were held at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with Rev. William Williamson officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 October 2005

DONALD LEE STARCHER

Donald Lee Starcher, 53, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct.13, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Hur, the son of Goldie Greathouse of Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are four brothers, Roger Starcher and wife Barbara of Copperas Cove, Tex., Richard Starcher and wife Teresa of Creston and Arnold Greathouse and Ronald Greathouse and wife Cindy, all of Grantsville; three sisters, Linda Carpenter and husband Danny of Mt. Zion, Debbie Sampson of Davis and Judy Hall and husband Danny of Grantsville; and nieces and nephews, Robert Starcher of Austin, Tex., Matt, Lisa and Tyler Sargent of Killeen, Tex., Keith Carpenter of Mt. Zion Jeff, Kristy, Mikayla and Kaitlyn Toney, Chad and Jessica Ferguson, Alicia and Brittany Greathouse, all of Grantsville, and Jason, Renee and Madison Perkins and Stacy Sampson, all of Chloe.

He was preceded. in death by his step-father, Lewis Greathouse, and one nephew, Joshua Hall.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 April 2003

DORA STARCHER

Dora M. Starcher, 86, of Palestine, died Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2003, at home. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Grant and Nancy McCartney Richards.

Surviving are one son Nolan Harris of Palestine, and three daughters, Velma Kirby of Grantsville, Sharon Shuman of Elizabeth and Leveda Wright of Palestine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Starcher; two daughters, Carol Ann Starcher and Rena Sidwell; and three sons, Delmas, Jimmy and Buddy Harris.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 June 2001

ELEANOR STARCHER

Eleanor W. Starcher, 80, of Rittman, Ohio, died Thursday, July 19, 2001.

She was born in Millstone, the daughter of the late Simon and Alabama Booher Whytsell. She was the youngest and last of 11 children and was raised by aunt and uncle, Alpheus and Indiana Booher Nester. She retired from Barberton Citizens Hospital after 23 years of service and was a member of Barberton Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Othel Starcher; one daughter, Patricia Ann Starcher; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Elba, Harry and infant twins John and Noah; six sisters, Ruby Wallbrown, Endra Mullinax, Edna George, Freda Gandee, Tressie Morgan and Anna Whytsell.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, with Pastor Clyde Ondrizek officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


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

ERMA STARCHER

Erma Starcher, 50, of Alum Bridge, died Friday, Dec. 19, [1958], at her home.

She was born near Stumptown, the daughter of the late Blaine and Clara Hewitt Minney. She was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Ferd Starcher; two sons, both at home; and two brothers, Earl Minney of Russett and Ervin Minney of Weston.

Services were held at Rush Run Church with Rev. Whitt Stump officiating. Burial was in Staten Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 20 August 2009

ERNESTINE STARCHER

Ernestine Starcher, 77, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Charleston Area Medical Centerâs Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Fred and Tressie Crawford Church.

She was a homemaker and member of Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline âJackieâ Garrett of Spencer and Donna Reip of Reedy; one son, Gerald Starcher of Spencer; two sisters, Karen Bragg of Ripley and Christine Starcher of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Fred Church, Jr., of Beech and Victor Church of Newton Falls, Ohio; three grandsons, Jason Starcher, Joshua Garrett and Adam Reip; one granddaughter, Nikki Caldwell; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Starcher, and one infant brother, Bernard Eugene Church. Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Loren Price officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 0ctober 2002

EUGENE STARCHER

Eugene Starcher, 89, of Poca, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Putnam General Hospital.

He was born at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late J.Y. and Myrtle Westfall Starcher. He lived most of his life in Arnoldsburg until his retirement. He was involved in timbering and farming, and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Lancaster and husband Joe of Grantsville; one son, Joe Starcher and wife Phyllis of Poca; one brother, Charles Knotts of Bickmore; four grandsons, Gregory S. Lancaster and wife Traci of Elizabeth, Kyle P. Lancaster and wife Tracy of Arnoldsburg, Kevin P. Lancaster of Grantsville and John Eugene Starcher and wife Pam of Woodlawn, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Julie Christine Garlow and husband Philip of Poca; four great-grandsons, Kaden Scott Lancaster and Jacob Lee Lancaster, both of Elizabeth, Philip Joseph Garlow of Poca and Joshua Peyton Starcher of Woodlawn; one great-granddaughter, Addison Marie Lancaster of Arnoldsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Sturm Starcher; one brother, Seldon Starcher; and two sisters, Fay Cox and Mattie Vineyard.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Tim Davis officiating. Burial was in Sturm Cemetery, Millstone.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 May 2000

reprint from 1984

EVELYN STARCHER

Evelyn E. Starcher, 61, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died in 1984 at her home.

She was born in Spencer.

Surviving are one daughter, Cindy Pritz of Cuyahoga Falls; two sons, Gary Starcher and Larry Starcher, both of Cuyahoga Falls; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her hsuband, Charles Starcher, in 1963.

Services were held at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2003

FLO LAUGHLIN STARCHER

Flo Laughlin Starcher, 81, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2003.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lewis and Lovie Townsend Laughlin. She was a member of Otto Advent Christian Church for nearly 50 years and was a member of Spencer First Advent Christian Church. She was a founding mem­ber of Otto Senior Citizens, member of Roane General Hospital Auxiliary Unit and member of Bluegrass Riding Club. She was employed at Kellwood Co., Spencer, for four years and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one sister, Florence Hall of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Brice and Gene Laughlin, both of Arnoldsburg; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Starcher; two sisters; and four brothers.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spen­cer, with Rev. Mike King and Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


FOSTER STARCHER

From The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Friday, June 2, 2000, page D2:

FOSTER STARCHER, 76, active in Lions Club

Lakeside - Foster E. "Toby" Starcher, 76, of Lakeside, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his home.

He was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Grantsville, W.Va.

He was salutatorian of his high school class of 1942 and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan University in 1950 with a degree in business administration and education.

Starcher taught in the Pittsburgh area and at Akron University, and joined Prudential Insurance Co. in 1952. Over the years he was sales representative, assistant manager, manager and regional manager, retiring in 1991. He then worked as a sales representative for Lakeside Area Realty.

He was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church, where he served on committees, sang in the choir and was a past president of the Keystone Fellowship.

Starcher was active in Lions Clubs for many years in Akron, Huron, Port Clinton and Marblehead, where he was a charter member, served as club president and was grand marshal of the Lions' 1999 Homecoming Day Parade. He was a member and past master of Oliver H. Perry Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; and member of Royal Arch Masons, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Zenobia Shrine, Ottawa County Shrine Club, Laker Athletic Boosters, Marblehead Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marbleheard American Legion, Merry Men's Chorus and the summer Lakeside Chautauqua Choir, Friends of the Lakeside Hotel, Lakeside Property Owners, Lakeside Heritage Society, Volunteers for the Lakeside Association, Ottawa County Historical Society, Habitat for Humanity and the Lakeside Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Margaret "Peg" (nee Winnichuke); sons Scott Starcher of Metamora, Ohio, John Starcher of Marbleheard and David Starcher of Evans City, Pa.; daughters Jane Milholland of Camillus, N.Y., and Wendy Ayler of Aurora, Colo.; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard; and his parents, Edward and Lona (nee Sturm) Starcher.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of memorial service at 3 p.m. at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 450 Central Ave. The Rev. Amy Shaw will officiate. Private burial will be in Sackett Cemetery, Danbury Township.

Contributions may be made to Handicap Access Fund of Lakeside United Methodist Church, 450 Central Ave., Lakeside 43440.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, Sandusky, is handling the arrangements.

(Jane (Spurlock) Hoholski)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2000

FOSTER (Toby) STARCHER

Foster E. (Toby) Starcher, 76, of Lakeside, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Edward and Lona Sturm Starcher. He was Salutorian of his high school class in 1942 and was a 1950 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan with a degree in business administration and education. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. After teaching two years, he joined Prudential Insurance Co. in 1952 and retired in 1991. He was a 24 year member of Lakeside United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Marblehead Lions Club, Oliver H. Perry Lodge, AF&AM, Royal Arch Masons, 32nd degree Scottish Rite, Zenobia Shrine, Ottawa Co. Shrine Club, Marblehead VFW, Marblehead American Legion, Merry Men's Chorus, Lakeside Chautauqua Choir, Friends of the Lakeside Hotel, Lakeside Property Owners, Lakeside Heritage Society, Ottawa Co. Historical Society, Habitat for Humanity, and Lakeside Fire Dept.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Margaret "Peg" Winnichuke Starcher; two daughters, Jane Milholland of Camillus, N.Y., and Wendy Ayler of Aurora, Colo.; three sons, Scott Starcher of Metamora, Ohio, John Starcher of Marblehead, Ohio, and David Starcher of Evans City, Pa., and 11 grandchildren.

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

Services werre held at Lakeside U.M. Church, with Rev. Amy Shaw officiating. At the request of the deceased, cremation took place. Private burial was in Sackett Cemetery, Danbury, Twp., Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 July 2004

FRANCIS STARCHER

Francis Starcher, 75, of Warren, Ohio, formerly of Orma, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Hattie Starcher of Girard, Ohio, and the late Reed Starcher. He worked for 33 years for U.S. Steel Corp., Youngstown, Ohio, as a steel stock manager, and was a member of Steelworker’s Union.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his first wife, Mary Shaffer, and children, Betty Jo Booth, Terry Starcher, Francine Livi, Darlene Riggle, Brenda Claypool, Vicki Starcher, Lorainn Park and Linda Starcher, with whom he made his home; one sister, Amanda Stonebraker of Girard; one brother, Winfield Starcher and wife Norma of Orma; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Mary Spaljaric; his third wife, Charlotte D’Vanzo; and two sisters, Myrtle Hupp and Grace Richards.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2000

FREEDA STARCHER

Freeda R. Starcher, 74, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Eli L. and Amie Craddock Roberts. She was retired from Arlington Health Care and attended Gospel Mission Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Wagoner of Parkersburg; one sister, Violet Husk of Parkersburg; and a best friend, Ray Ambrose of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Starcher; one brother; and four sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News, Saturday, March 15, 1975, pg 7

FRENCH STARCHER

French Starcher, 80, Rt 2 Spencer, died Friday at Gordon Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, son of the late Floyd and Irene Summers Starcher.

He was a veteran of World War I and a member of American Legion Post No 21 in Roane County.

He is survived by two sons, Clarence, Bartlett, O. and Othel, Barberton,O.; five sisters, Mrs Ethel Neblack, Howard, Kan., Mrs Icy Stout, Parkersburg, Mrs Rosanna Saffles, Akr on, O., Mrs Cornelia Robinson, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Mrs Myrtle Bowers, Spencer; two brothers, Jack, Arnoldsburg, and Lloyd, Little Hocking, O.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sinnett Funeral Home with Rev. Efford S. Epling officiating.

Burial will be in French Starcher Cemetery near Spencer. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon on Saturday.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 December 2002

GARY STARCHER

Gary Allen "Cook" Starcher, 60, of Looneyville, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at CAMC, General Division, Charleston.

He was born in Milo, the son of the late Ellis and Betty Nicholson Starcher. He was a construction worker and a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Starcher; three daughters, Cheryl Rotondi of Orlando, Fla., Sherry Starcher of Kanawha Co. and Christina Starcher of Roane County; one son, Gary Starcher II of Delaware; two sisters, Pauline Bissell of Looneyville and Phyllis Boggs of Tariff; three brothers, Glenn Starcher of Ravenswood, Ray Starcher of Looneyville and Wayne Starcher of Spencer; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Willadean Starcher and Marlene Norman, and two brothers, Basil Starcher and Edsel Starcher.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Garry Bowen officiating. Burial was in Wayne Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 3 September 2009

GARY ALLEN STARCHER II

Gary Allen Starcher II, 45, of Looneyville, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, in Montrose, Pa.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of Hazel J. Jarvis Starcher Hood of Walton and the late Gary Allen Starcher.

He was an employee of Gas Search, Parkersburg, and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Rose Starcher; one step-daughter, Patricia Pierce of Spencer; step-father, Robert Hood of Walton; three sisters, Cheryl Rotondi of Charleston, Sherry Starcher of Walton and Dee Starcher of Spencer; two step-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and two great-nieces.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 February 2005

GERALDINE MARIE STARCHER

Geraldine Marie Bland Starcher, 95, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Bull River, the daughter of the late Harvey and Martha Jane Ball Bland.

She was former owner and operator of Starcher’s Grocery Store and Service Station, Pleasant Hill, and was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are four daughters, Janet Ramona Holliday of Newark, Ohio, Phyllis L. Fetty of Sweet Springs and Roberta R. McCoy and Beverly Ann Prince, both of Smithville; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Alton Starcher; one daughter, Carolyn J. Starcher; one grandson, James C. McCoy; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Gene Hutton officiating, and burial in Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2003

GLADYS STARCHER

Gladys Starcher, 84, of Spencer, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County and was the foster daughter of the late Jesse and Goldie Rose. She retired as a cook in the dietary department of Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are two daughters, Helen Deel of Spencer and Elizabeth Ann Ashby of Ravenswood; one son, Jesse Bill Starcher of Spencer; one sister, Oleda Leach of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie Starcher; one brother, James Morris; two grandsons, Michael Starcher and Donald Ray Deel; and one great-grandson, Aaron Starcher.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Taylor-­Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Tim Bess officiating, and burial in Eventide Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 October 2008

GLEN STARCHER

Glen L. Starcher, 75, of Stow, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008.

He was born at Cremo, the son of the late Alva L. and Marilee Morris Starcher.

He spent 45 years as an owner-operator over-the-road trucker.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Rebecca; three daughters, Regina Platt, Virginia Starcher and Carolyn Kirby; seven grand-children; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Erma June Ruehr; and two brothers, Claude and Danny.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Lapchynoki, and two brothers, Alva E. and Clyde.

A celebration of his life was held at Silver Springs Lodge, Stow.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 July 2000
(reprint from 1960)

HANSON STARCHER

Hanson Starcher, 86, died in 1960 at the home of a daughter, Bertie Sovil, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

He was the son of the late Isaac and Margaret Booher Starcher. A resident of Calhoun County during most of his life, he was a member of Cremo Baptist Church and Knights of Pythias Lodge.

Surviving are five sons, Albert Starcher of Cremo, Alva Starcher of Hudson, Ohio, Isaac Starcher of New Comerstown, Ohio, Charley Starcher of Cuyahoga Falls and Harley Starcher of Toledo, Ohio; five daughters, Bertie Sovil and Lena Miller, both of Cuyahoga Falls, Della Starcher of Barberton, Ohio, Bertha Starcher of Cremo and Grace O'Brien of Spencer; one brother, Charley Starcher of Hur; one sister, Dora Keller of Hartlane; 47 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services were held at Cremo Baptist Church with Rev. Gail McKendree officiating. Burial was in Hur Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 13 August 2009

HARLEY STARCHER

Harley H. Starcher, 87, of Perrysburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2009.

He was the son of the late Hanson and Sarah Starcher of Cremo.

Surviving are four daughters, Rosemary Starcher, Elaine Ribby, Elizabeth Starcher and Teresa Sullivan; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Starcher; one son, Joseph Starcher; four brothers, Alvie, Ike, Albert and Chuck; and five sisters, Bertha, Bertie, Lenni, Grace and Dale. Services were held at Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, Ohio.

Memorial services were held July 25 at Cremo Church, with Pastor Roger Carter officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2001

HAROLD STARCHER

Harold A. Starcher, 74, of Port Washington, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, in Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Isaac and Bessie Gibson Starcher.

Surviving are five brothers, Ronald and Jim Starcher, both of Port Washington, Tommy Starcher of Stow, Ohio, Bob Starcher of Lakemore, Ohio, and Arnold Starcher of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and two sisters, Garnet Porter of Cuyahoga Falls and Margaret Badgett of Lakemore.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 August 2000

HELEN STARCHER

Helen Starcher, 78, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Pleasant View Health Care Center, Barberton.

She was the daughter of the late Levi and Nevada Booher Starcher. She retired from Zupics Drug Store and was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church and Women of the Moose.

Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Roy R. and Mae Starcher, and numerous nieces and nephews.

After cremation, burial was in Lynch Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 May 2000

HELEN G. STARCHER

Helen G. Starcher, 69, of Millstone, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Salathiel and Lenora Starcher Carpenter. She was a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Starcher; 10 sons, Terry Naylor and Fred Starcher, both of Arnoldsburg, Gary Starcher of Cleveland, Tenn., Joe Naylor, Charles Starcher, Jr., and Randy Starcher, all of Millstone, Dana Starcher of Mt. Zion, Stanley Starcher of Glenville, Chuck Starcher of Spencer and Gary D. Starcher of Burning Springs; three daughters, Diane Murphy of Arnoldsburg, Kathy Starcher of Mt. Zion and Kandy Proctor of Millstone; two brothers, Russell Starcher of Millstone and Paul Starcher of Grantsville; two sisters, Bernice Fennell of Palmer, Alaska, and Geraldine Wilson of Pennsboro; 40 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Starcher Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 July 2000
(reprint from March 1991)

ISAAC STARCHER

Isaac Starcher, 86, of Port Washington, Ohio, died Monday, Mar. 18, 1991, at Edwin Shaw Hospital, Lakemoore, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Hanson and Sarah Starcher. He was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, and was a member of Knights of Pythias Lodge, Cremo.

Surviving are seven sons, Jim, Ronald and Harold Starcher, all of Port Washington, Ray, and Robert Starcher, both of Lakemoore, Tommy Starcher of Stow, Ohio, and Arnold Starcher of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two daughters, Garnett Porter of Cuyahoga Falls and Margaret Badgett of Lakemoore; one brother, Harley Starcher of Toledo, Ohio; 30 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Starcher, in 1983; one daughter, and one son.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Phillip Hickman officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hur.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 July 2002

JAMES STARCHER

James Starcher, 91, of Nebo, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late John O. and Elizabeth Tanner Starcher. He was a Christian, a retired farmer, and former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Jessie Metheney Starcher; six daughters, Azell Lucille King and fiancée Don Blaser of Creston, Ohio, Janet Sue Cunningham and husband Dale of Big Springs, Sandra Kay Douglas and husband Sammy of Clendenin, Linda Lou Cottrell and husband Lewis of Nebo, Brenda Lee Burnside and husband Elijah of Leetonia, Ohio, and Charlotte Ann Cadle and husband Rocky of Chloe; three sons, Charles Daris Starcher and wife Glenna of Reedy, Carl Gene Starcher of Cortland, Ohio, and Cecil Allen (Bunker) Starcher and wife Connie of Smithville, Ohio; three sisters, Hilda Douglas of Westfield Center, Ohio, Madge Lamb of St. Albans and Gladys Dague of Florida; four brothers, Dennis Starcher of Ridgeville, Ohio, Shirley Starcher of Nebo, Corbet Starcher of Creston, Ohio, and Roscoe Starcher of Seville, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Ernie, Ermon and Danny Starcher; four sisters, Etta Houghton, Myrtle Tanner, Rouie Watkins and Iva Drake; four brothers, Denver, Harlan, Orville and Andy Starcher; two grandsons, Michael Starcher and James Dale Cunningham; and one granddaughter, Jackie Cottrell.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating, and burial in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Dec 2003

JASPER STARCHER

Jasper T. Starcher, 83, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harley “Pete” and Ruth Duskey Starcher. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had worked as an electrician at American Viscose and Kaiser Aluminum plants.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen Hughes Starcher; three brothers, Golden B. Starcher of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Charles Starcher of Grantsville and Robert Wayne Starcher of Parkersburg; three sisters, Freda McCune of Barberton, Ohio, Fae Kerby of Mt. Zion and Joyce Bouvier of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Dorothy Starcher, and two brothers, William and Buster Starcher.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Tom Deane officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with full military rites.

(Larry Heffner)


The Times Record, Spencer, WV, January 9, 2003

Jerry N. Starcher

Jerry Nelson Starcher, 63, of Zanesville, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002 at his home.

He was born at Zona, a son of the late Cecil and Wilma Sleeth Starcher.

He was retired from Buckeye Supply Co., Zanesville. He attended Roane County schools and was a Protestant.

He is survived by one daughter, Marcia, of Zanesville; longtime friend, Theresa Goddard of Wheeling; four brothers, Bob Starcher of Zanesville, William "Bill" Starcher of Spencer, Howard Starcher of Sandyville and Glenn Starcher of Fairplain; four sisters, Mary Bailey of Chloe, Ruth Casto and Edie Miller, both of Spencer, and Frances Lane of Ravenswood; one granddaughter; 10 nephews; four nieces; several great-nephews and -nieces; and several step-great-nephews and -nieces.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Webster Lee Starcher; and two nephews.

Service was Saturday at Bolin Funeral Home, Zanesville.

Burial and memorial service will be at Minnora Cemetery in Calhoun County on Saturday, Jan. 18 at noon with Rev. Charles Davis and Rev. Timothy Hickman officiating. Family and friends will meet at Upper West Fork Park, Chloe following the service.

(Kay Walker)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2008

JOHN EDWARD STARCHER

John Edward “John John” Starcher, 25, of Millstone, has died.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Charles Edward Starcher of Millstone and Carolyn Sue Paxton of Arnoldsburg. Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Teresa Lynn Hicks; one niece, Kayla Lynn Hicks; one nephew, Michael Allen Hicks; paternal grandfather, Charles Edward “Ed” Starcher, Sr.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Helen Starcher, and maternal grandparents, John and Erless Gay Blake.

Services will be held Saturday, 6 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Starcher Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation will be held Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 April 2006

JOSEPH STARCHER

Joseph Thaddius "Joe" Starcher, 48, of Toledo, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 19, 2006.

He was born in Toledo, the son of Harley Starcher and the late Rose Starcher of Rowels Run. He worked as a boilermaker in Toledo for 28 years.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Kim; children, Dawn, "Angela" Maria Garcia, Rachael, Joey, Jeremy, Jennifer, Christopher and Brittany; several grandchildren; four sisters, Liz Starcher, Teresa Sullivan, Elaine Starcher Ribby and Rosemary Samson; and former wife, Julie Hymore.

Services were held at Freck Funeral Chapel, Wynn, Ohio. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 December 2008

KATHY STARCHER

Kathy G. Starcher, 46, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Edward Starcher of Millstone and the late Helen Starcher.

Surviving in addition to her father are two daughters, Jeanette Mace of Orma and Brandy Starcher of Millstone; two sisters, Dianna Murphy and Kandy Summers, both of Arnoldsburg; nine brothers, Terry Naylor, Chuck Starcher, Charlie Starcher, Dana Starcher and Randy Starcher, all of Arnoldsburg, Gary Starcher of Burning Springs, Stanley Starcher of Glenville, and Fred Starcher and Joe Naylor, both of Millstone.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one nephew, John Starcher.

No services were held.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 June 2000

LAMBERT STARCHER

Lambert M. Starcher, 76, of Nebo, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Andrew nad Delilah Jane Jarvis Starcher.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Ruby Madline West Starcher; six sons, Jack Starcher, Bub Starcher, Jake Starcher and Bill Starcher, all of Nebo, Clark Starcher of Deerfield, Ohio, and Timmo Starcher of Akron, Ohio; four daughters, Sue McIntyre and Deles Pierson, both of Akron, Thelma Ree Schlesinger of California and Chatty Hoot Fuiten of Illinois; one sister, Ardila Coen of East Liverpool, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marthia Elizabeth Starcher; one grandson, Jack Courtney Starcher; and one great-granddaughter, Amy Long.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001

LARRY STARCHER

Larry L. Starcher, 49, of Streetsboro, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Charlie (Chuck) and Evelyn Greathouse Starcher and grandson of the late Hanson and Sarah Starcher of Cremo.

He had worked as a painter for Baker McMillen Co.

Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Linda Ann Starcher; one daughter, Nicole Marie Starcher of Streetsboro; one brother, Gary Lee Starcher of Munroe Falls, Ohio; one sister, Cindy Fritz of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service was conducted at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, Cuyahoga Falls.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 March 2007

LENA STARCHER

Lena E. Starcher, 66, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Cremo, the daughter of the late Lon Husk and the late Bertha Starcher. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Sav-A-Tool, Grantsville. She had attended Cremo Community Church.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Holly D. Starcher; six children, Marvin, Brenda and Ronnie Starcher, all of Hur, Cleve-land Starcher and wife Cindy of Parkersburg, and Janet Gherke and husband Craig and Dewayne Starcher and wife Teresa, all of Grantsville; three brothers, Pete Starcher of Phoenix, Ariz., Bob Ray Starcher of Oil City, Pa., and Don Freshour of Spencer; one sister, Marge Nester of Mt. Zion; and 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Dustin, Jeanette, Brandy, Greg, Brittney, C.J., Sierra, Jessica and Kathleen Marks.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Boyd Stutler, Louie Ben Starcher and Harold Starcher, and one sister, Geraldine Sturm.

Services were held at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur, with Rev. Roger Carter and Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Starcher Family Cemetery, Hur.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 August 2004

LEO RICHARD STARCHER

Leo Richard Starcher, 61, of Rockport, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at West Penn Burn Center Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harlan D. and Mae Laddie Starcher. He was employed as a driver for Stuart Oil Co., Parkersburg, for the past 15 years and had formerly worked in the oil fields. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Janie Small Starcher; three sons, Timothy Starcher of Haw River, N.C., Bill Smith of Rockport and Stacey Smith of Snow Camp, N.C.; three daughters, Sherry Simmons and husband Larry of Big Springs, Kim Forshey and husband Gary of Rockport and Tracie Williams and husband Jack of Fairplain; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Darrell Starcher of Palestine and Harlan Starcher, Jr., of Stumptown; five sisters, Ruby Powell and Rita Warnick, both of Barberton, Ohio, Emogene Poling and Janet Whited, both of Grantsville, and Lena Franks of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Timmy Smith and Kenneth Smith.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jack Flanery officiating. Burial was in Wadesville Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News - Wed. July 19, 1957 - pg 13

Leonard Clayton Starcher, 90, of Spencer, Clay Rt. died at his home Sunday following a sudden illness. Born May 9, 1867, in Calhoun County, a son of the late William and Caroline Barnhouse Starcher, he was a retired farmer.

He is survived by his widow Mrs. Flora Hackney Starcher of Hurricane; five daughters, Mrs Hettie Dickinson of Cuyahoga Falls, O., Mrs Herbert Drake, of Spencer, Mrs. P. M. Larch of Dawes, Mrs Russell Beckett of Hurricane, Mrs Loran Morris of Marietta; three sons, Lytal Starcher of Harriettsville, O., Zollie Starcher, of Sylvester, Chester of Peninsula, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Bailey Chapel Church in Calhoun County with the Rev. Gay Blosser officiating. Burial will be in the Wayne Cemetery.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2000

LOCKARD STARCHER

Lockard Starcher, 92, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Jake and Sara Jane Marks Starcher.

Surviving are one daughter, Emma Thorn of Parkersburg; one son, Dorsey Starcher of Walker; adopted daughter, Nina Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Badgett of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Sampson Starcher; his companion, Mildred Coe; and several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 November 2000

LONA MAE STARCHER

Lona Mae Starcher, 96, of Bramblewood Village, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Slider Lattea. She was a homemaker and member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, and had attended Sycamore Methodist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are five daughters, Reda Warnick of Norton, Ohio, Lena Franks of Akron, Ohio, Emogene Poling and Janet Whited, both of Grantsville, and Ruby Powell of Barberton, Ohio; three sons, Darrell Starcher of Palestine, Junior Starcher of Stumptown and Leo Starcher of Rockport; 32 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Starcher, in 1976; one daughter, Ruth Kelley; three brothers; four sisters; and five grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating, and burial in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 July 2000

LOUIE BEN STARCHER

(reprint from Oct. 1985)

Louie Ben Starcher, 43, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Oct. 8, 1985, in Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna.

He was born in Calhoun County and was a former machinist for A.C. Williams Co., Ravenna. He was a member of Knights of Pythias Lodge, Cremo.

Surviving are his mother, Bertha Starcher of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Janine Starcher of Ravenna; three sons, William Starcher, Benjamin Starcher and Frank Starcher, all of Ravenna; three sisters, Geraldine Sturm of Parkersburg, Earldine Starcher of Mt. Zion and Margie Nester of Annamoriah; and four brothers, Woodrow of Parkersburg, Don of Burning Springs, Bobby of Oil City, Pa., and Dexter Starcher of Mesa, Ariz.

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

Services were held at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church with Rev. Efford Epling officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 Feb 2004

ORIS STARCHER

Oris V. Starcher, 72, of Painesville, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at LakeWest Hospital, Willoughby, Ohio.

He was born at Leatherbark, the son of the late Henry and Ossie Dodd Starcher. He was a tool and die maker for 33 years and was retired from General Motors Co., Lordstown, Ohio. He was a member of Willoughby Masonic Lodge, where he was a past patron, and was a charter member of Willoughby Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of four years, Martha June Blanken Starcher; one step-daughter, Saundra Smith; one step-son, John Smith; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Kessler, Chester, Dale and Adam Starcher, and two sisters, Zell Criss and Chessie Jenich.

Services were held at Brunner Funeral Home, Mentor, Ohio, with Larry Hicks officiating. Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Calhoun County with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 September 2008

OTHEL STARCHER

Othel H. Starcher, 88, of Barberton, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.

He was born in Leatherbark and served in the U.S. Army in Japan and the Philippines. He retired from PPG Industries with 35 years of service and was a member of Barberton Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia A. Starcher, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, in 2001, and two brothers, Clarence and Gene.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, with Chester Hitchcock officiating, and burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 13 August 2009

PATRICIA ANN STARCHER

Patricia Ann "Patty" Starcher, 67, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Othel and Eleanor Starcher.

She was a graduate of Barberton High School and a resident of Barberton/Rittman, Ohio. She retired from PPG Industries with 42 years of service and was a member of Barberton Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are numerous cousins and friends.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Chester Hitchcock officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


Marietta Times - Saturday, July 18, 1964

REBECCA STARCHER

Waterford- Mrs. Rebecca Louise Starcher, 90, widow of William Clayton Starcher died Friday at 9:30 p.m. st the home of her son James Starcher of Waterford Rt.

She was a daughter of the late Liddia Taylor Harpe, born in Jackson County W. Va. on Feb. 13, 1874. She married William Clayton Starcher who died in 1952. The family lived in Minnora W.Va. for many years. Mrs Starcher was a member of the Baptist Church.

She is survived by eight children, Delbert Starcher, Walton W.Va., Eppa Starcher, Ellwood City, Pa., Josiah Starcher, Craigsville W. Va., Sheridan Starcher, Mantua, James Starcher, Waterford, Clayton and Matt Starcher of Minnora, Mrs. Doyle Queen and Mrs. Opal Kerns of Waterford. There are 52 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, one brother Richard Harper of near Walton W.Va. and one sister Mrs. Martha Mundy of Dunbar W. VA.

Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Minnora W.Va. Methodist Church, with interment in the cemetery nearby. Friends may call at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 October 2002 (from Dec. 30, 1948)

ROBERT STARCHER

Robert E. Starcher, 32, of Spencer, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1948, at Cleveland.

He was born in Rocksdale, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Starcher of Spencer. He was a former teacher in Calhoun and Roane County schools.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Ethel Starcher of Chicago; two sisters, Irene Flagge of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. N.E. Thompson of Moundsville; and three brothers, Woodrow Starcher of Akron, Ohio, and Ernest H. Starcher and Glen Starcher, both of Spencer.

Services were held at Hardman-Conrad Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. James R. Bright officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, Rocksdale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 February 2003

ROBERT STARCHER, SR.

Robert Starcher, Sr., 38, of Rosedale, died Sept. 11, 2002, at his home.

He was the son of Ralph Carpenter of Arnoldsburg and Barbara Goodrich of Spencer.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sherry Lynn Starcher of Rosedale; his step-mother, Nancy Carpenter; three sons, William Andrew Starcher of Alabama, Robert Starcher, Jr., of Spencer and Howard Dudley Starcher of Rosedale; one daughter, Barbara Ann Starcher of Rosedale; three brothers, Charles Carpenter of Arnoldsburg, Eddie Miller of Spencer and Randall Starcher; three sisters, Roberta Carpenter of Newton and Vanessa Goodrich and Mildred Goodrich, both of Spencer; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, Mar. 1, 1 p.m., at Simmons Cemetery, Spencer, with Rev. Alvie Lloyd officiating. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 April 2006

ROBERT STARCHER

Robert A. Starcher, 31, of Uniontown, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005.

He was the son of Arnold and Frances Starcher, formerly of Cremo.

He graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School and was employed by Baker Vehicle Systems; Macedonia, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Danyel; two daughters, Melanie and Caitlyn; two brothers, Richard Starcher and David Starcher; two nieces; two nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by one sister, Joanne Starcher.

Services were held at Newcomer Funeral Home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 January 2010

ROBERT A. STARCHER He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Isaac and Bessie Starcher of Cremo.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and retired from Chrysler. He was a member of UAW Local 122 and owner of Starcher Painting Co. He was a past member of the Knights of Pythias and the Senior Vice Commander of Army Navy Garrison 273.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Eva; one daughter, Chanin George; two step-daughters, Sheila Foreman and Michele White; three brothers, Tommy, Ronald and Jimmy Wayne; one sister, Margaret Badgett; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Isaac Jr., Roy, Arnold and Harold; two sisters, Garnet Porter and Mildred Jean Richards; one step-son, James D. Gartner; and one granddaughter, Melissa Brown.

Services were held at Newcomer Funeral Home, Akron. Burial was in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2008

RUBY STARCHER

Ruby M. Starcher, 82, died Saturday, Mar. 16, 2008.

She was born in Nebo, the daughter of the late Alec West and Addie Tanner.

Surviving are six sons, Jack, Clark, Bim, Bub, Bill and Gary Starcher; four daughters, Carolyn Beck, Delsie Pierson, Thelma Ree Schlesinger and Kathie Fuiten; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and five brothers and sisters, Ota, Berthie, Ollie, Homer and Ed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lambert Starcher, and one daughter, Martha Starcher.

Services will be held Thursday, 3 p.m., at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo. Burial will be in Coen Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, noon to 3 p.m., at the church. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2001 (Obituary of Jan. 22, 1959)

SARAH STARCHER

Sarah Catherine Starcher, 94, died Sunday, [Jan. 18, 1959] at her home near Milo.

She was a member of Road Run Methodist Church for 75 years.

Surviving are three sons, Clarence and Ellis Starcher, both of Linden, and Orville Starcher of Marietta; three daughters, Freda Rinehart and Beulah Bailey, both of Linden, and Kate Finch of Nitro; two sisters, Ida Hall of Arnoldsburg and Mollie Lutz of Jackson, Wyo.; 48 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church, Milo, with Rev. Kenneth Cruikshanks officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 February 2010

SHIRLEY MACK STARCHER

Shirley (Shirl) Mack Starcher, 85, of Nebo, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Laurel Nursing Home, Big Otter.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late John and Elizabeth Tanner Starcher.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Germany. He lived most of his life in Ohio and retired from Ford Motor Co. as a supervisor. He then moved to Nebo, where he and his wife opened Granny's Kitchen in Frametown. He was a member of Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo.

Surviving are one sister, Hilda Douglas of Westfield Center, Ohio; one brother, Roscoe Starcher of Seville, Ohio; three step-daughters, Rena Smith, Kathy Jones and Cinda Frase; three grand-sons; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Dora Starcher of Chloe, Jessie Starcher of Nebo, Donnis Starcher of Seville and Nell Starcher of Creston, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Renner Smith; eight brothers, Orville, Andy, Jim, Harland (Boot), Denver, Corbert, Dennis and an infant, French; and seven sisters, Myrtle Tanner, Etta Houghton, Ivy Drake, Rouie Watkins, Madge Lamb, Gladys Douge and an infant, Elsie.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Geoff Hamrick officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 March 2008

SHIRLEY ANN STARCHER

Shirley Ann Starcher, 61, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008, at her home.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Milford S. and Pauline Miller Miller.

She was retired from B.F. Goodrich and had worked at Norris Industries, Kellwood Co., and as an aide at Gordon Memorial Hospital. She was a Christian and attended Steele Hollow Community Church.

Surviving are four sons, Luke Starcher of Barberton, Ohio, Matt Starcher of Akron, Ohio, and Mark Starcher and John Starcher, both of Spencer; one step-son, Billy Starcher of Akron; six sisters, Phyllis Milhoan of Reedy, Pauline Lawson, Myrtle Sue McKown and Madeline Fouty, all of Spencer, Melinda Jones of Charleston and Debra Marks of Millstone; one half-sister, Ruth Starcher of Mt. Zion; seven brothers, Phil, Bob, Jack, Larry, Tom and Bill Miller, all of Spencer, and Curtis Miller of Reedy; three grandchildren; and one step-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Starcher, in 2004; one daughter, Tammy Denise Starcher; three sisters, Mildred Ash, Jennifer Miller and Janice Miller; and one brother, Milford Miller, Jr.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jackie Roberts officiating. Burial was in Craig Hill Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 November 2001

SUSIE STARCHER

Susie V. Starcher, 81, of Spencer, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at home.

She was born in Leatherbark, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Arthelia Kerby Roach. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are three daughters, Reta Carol Wycoff of Columbus, Ohio, Lois S. Cashdollar of Cross Lanes and Norma S. Harper of Spencer; four sons, Ronald R. Starcher, of Falling Waters, Larry V. Starcher of Cross Lanes, Andrew Jackson Starcher of Canal Winchester, Ohio, and Warren E. Starcher of Spencer; two sisters, Sadie Wagoner of Parkersburg and Myrtle McCauley of Ravenswood; 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Earline Starcher, in 1978; one sister Hattie Whiting; and two brothers, Denver and Denzil Roach.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2005

THELMA STARCHER

Thelma E. “Teddy” Starcher, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005.

She was born in Pennsylvania and was a Stow, Ohio, resident since 1951. She graduated from Stow High School, Class of 1955. She was active in P.T.A. and was a frequent volunteer at Fishcreek School.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy; three sons, Chip, Joe and Jim; five grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Kosmala and Betsy Starcher; one brother, Bill McCann; and faithful companion, Polly.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Clyde, formerly of Cremo; and one infant daughter, Faith.

Private family services were held.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 February 2006

VELTA OCIE STARCHER

Velta Ocie Starcher, 91, of Ravenswood, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006.

She was born at Altizer, the daughter of the late Ralph and Emma Craddock Sampson. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Dale Starcher of Painesville, Ohio; three sisters, Lelah Starcher of Rittman, Ohio, Nina Mae Saunders of Latta, S.C., and Bessie Nutter of Fleming, Ohio; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kessler Starcher; one son, Carl Starcher; one granddaughter, Sheila Laughlin; and five brothers, Ralph, Ernest, Cyrus, Hollie and Frank Sampson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 December 2001

VIRGINIA STARCHER

Virginia B. Slider Starcher, 87, of Vienna, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Barnes Run, the daughter of the late William Harvey and Oma Yeager Slider. She was a homemaker and attended Sand Hill United Methodist Church, Boaz.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Clifford Starcher; one daughter, Jean S. Broughton of Marietta, Ohio; one brother, Harry Slider of California; one sister, Greta Sampson of Akron, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Judith Ann Sams; and nine brothers and sisters, William George and Harley Slider, Elva Naylor, Ellen Craddock, Ollie Starcher, Lova Whytsell, Bessie Allen and Deane Slider.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Jeff Nolte officiating, and burial in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 January 2002

WILLIAM STARCHER

Word has been received of the death of William Starcher of Northfield, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Amie Norman Starcher; children, Bill, Chuck and Lucille; grandchildren, Debra, Cathy, Ron and Rick; and great-grandchildren, Brandon, Shelby, Wayne, Chase and Sonny.

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

Services were held at Ferfolia Funeral Home, Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 Mar 2004

JOYCE STARKEY

Joyce A. Starkey, 45, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Mar. 19, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of William B. Starkey of Grantsville and the late Betty Knight Starkey. She was a 1976 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was employed at E. I. DuPont.

Surviving in addition to her father and stepmother, William and Mary Starkey of Grantsville, are one brother, Gregory Starkey of Belleville, Ohio; two nephews; two nieces; and one great-niece.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 04 November 2004

LEWIS LEE STARKEY

Lewis Lee “Hub” Starkey, 37, of Grantsville, died Wednes­day, Oct. 27, 2004, at his home.

He was the son of Madilene Starkey of Grantsville and the late Willard Starkey.

Surviving in addition to his mother are five sisters, Anna Huffman, Jeanie Starkey, Shirley Vanhoose, Melissa Starkey and Lisa Foulkes; one brother, Scott Starkey; eight nephews; seven nieces; and one great-niece.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2006

MARY STARKEY

Mary S. Starkey, 83, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at her home.

She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late George and Bessie Stump Wilson. She was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School and member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville. She was president of United Methodist Women for many years.

Surviving are one daughter, Hope Phillips of Mineral Wells; three sons, George Hannah of New Mexico, Edwin Hannah of Parkersburg and Frederick Hannah of New Market, Va.; 10 grand-children; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one step-son, Greg Starkey;

She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Starkey; three brothers, Luke, Henry and Hugh; four sisters, Treacy Jane, Eda, Donnie and an infant sister; one grandson; one grand-daughter; and one step-daughter, Joyce Ann Starkey.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 July 2006

RAYMOND JOHN STARKEY

Raymond John Starkey, 71, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at his home on Pine Creek.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Lee Roy and Avis Alta Nichols Starkey.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Alta Merle George Starkey; four sons, William George and wife Sabrina of Parkersburg, John Starkey and wife April of Lakeland, Fla., Patrick Starkey and wife Dawn and James Starkey, all of Grantsville; four daughters, Tammy Little and husband Stanley of Arnoldsburg, Pam Cutlip and husband Jerry of Parkersburg, Rebecca Snider and husband John of Grantsville and Lisa Banfield and husband Arnold of Williamstown; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Brenda Sue Starkey, and one sister, Evelyn Godfrey.

Memorial service was held at Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2005

WILLIAM STARKEY

William B. Starkey, 79, of Grantsville, died Friday, Apr. 29, 2005, at Eagle Pointe Health Care Center, Parkersburg. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Tillman and Pansy Trippett Starkey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from E.I. Dupont Co., Parkersburg, and was a former construction worker. He was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Starkey; one son, Joseph Starkey of Belleville; one step-daughter, Hope Phillips of Mineral Wells; three step-sons, George Hannah of New Mexico, Edwin Hannah of Parkersburg and Frederick Hannah of New Market, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Starkey; one daughter, Joyce Ann Starkey; and one sister, Vivian Manson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 October 2005

ELOISE STEMPLE

Eloise G. Stemple, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Miletree Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Andy and Etta Husk. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Homer Ray Husk of Brohard; one brother, Leonard Husk of Ohio; and one granddaughter, Tiffany Marie Godfrey.

Graveside services were held at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 January 2008

RUTH WEEKLEY STEMPLE

Ruth J. Weekley Stemple, 83, of Walker, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Frozen, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Jessie Mae Siers Weekley. She was a member of Fairview Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Connie Shaffer; one brother, Edgar Weekley of Grantsville; step-children, Mike Stemple, Don Stemple, John Stemple, Carol June Gong and Charlotte Stemple; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Leo K. Stemple; four brothers, Leo, Charles, Booney and Ronzel; and two sisters, Zella Brown and an infant sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Lower Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2008

WALLACE STEMPLE

Wallace D. Stemple, 83, of Kingwood, died Saturday, Mar. 8, 2008, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Kingwood, the son of the late Victor Tilden and Alice Bridget Bosley Stemple.

He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War II and retired after 35 years from West Virginia Northern Railroad, where he was a brakeman and a mechanic. He also worked for Haney's Service Center for 23 years.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Gladys E. Blake Stemple, whom he married May 22, 1947, in Oakland, Md.; one son, William Stemple and wife Nancy of Arnoldsburg; three daughters, Betty L. DeWitt and husband Charles of Kingwood, Mary C. Harris of Arnoldsburg and Janice E. Stemple of Kingwood; five grandchildren, Scott DeWitt and Courtney Templon, both of Kingwood, Connie Summers and Trisha Harris, both of Orma, and Wally Stemple of Arnoldsburg; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward T. of Marlington; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Wallace D. Stemple, Jr.; two sisters, Georgia Stemple Browning and Evelyn Stemple Ervin; and three brothers, Jim, Cecil and Ted Stemple.

Services were held at Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Home, Kingwood Chapel, with Bill Kerns officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 August 2006

WILLIAM STEMPLE

William E. Stemple, 66, of Coolville, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Leo and Rose Maffet Stemple.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Ribbeck Stemple; two daughters, Robin Stemple and Rhonda Vales; one grandson; three brothers, Kenton Stemple of Medina, Ohio, John Stemple of Barlow, Ohio, and Don Stemple of Marietta; and one sister, Carol Gaugham of Marietta.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bob Stemple.

Graveside services were held at Fairview Cemetery, Coolville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 July 2004

CLEO STEVENS

Cleo F. “Steve” Stevens, 70, of Clayton, Ala., died Monday, June 28, 2004, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Francis Kay and Lula Florence Starcher Stevens. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. After retirement, he worked with the water departments in Bakerhill, Elamville, Cowikee and Clayton. He was a member of Clayton Lions Club and was a Baptist.

Surviving are one son, F.K. Stevens of Eufaula, Ala.; two daughters, Juanita White of Clayton and Lyvoris Jernigan of Eufaula; four brothers, Shelton Stevens of Parkersburg, Donald Stevens of Grantsville, Sam Stevens of Elizabeth and James Stevens of Summersville; three sisters, Retta Johnson and Geneva Wilson, both of Grantsville, and Rachel Smith of St. Marys; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Isable Mahoney Stevens, in 1996; one son, James E. Stevens, in 1994, and one brother, Festus Stevens.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Kent Funeral Home, Clayton, with Rev. Bobby Hines officiating, and burial with full military honors in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 22 July 2004

DAVID ELLIOT STEVENS

David Elliot Stevens, 65, of Ripley, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at home.

He was born on Pine Creek, the son of the late William Russell and Myrla Marie Conrad Stevens. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for Hope Natural Gas Co., Carl Kelly Paving, and Grantsville Garage.

Surviving are one daughter, Meredith Stevens Koontz; three grandsons, Isaac, Ethan and Eli; one brother, William (Bill) Russell Stevens, Jr., of Grantsville; two sisters, Lurland B. Starcher and Linda J. Harris, both of Grantsville; and four chosen brothers, Jim Knotts, Larry Morton and Jason and Jeff Taylor.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Howard Stevens of Corry, Pa., and Robert Paul Stevens of Sand Fork; and one chosen brother, Delano Taylor.

At his request, he will be cremated. Friends and family may pay their respect on Thursday, July 22, 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Goldtown Community Church, Goldtown, Jackson County. Please omit flowers. Donations can be mailed to a favorite charity in his name.

(Larry Heffner)


Parkersburg News January 17, 2010

Donald R. Stevens

Donald Ray "Duck" Stevens, 77, of Grantsville, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va.

Duck was born April 16, 1932, in Grantsville, the son of the late Francis K. and Lula Starcher Stevens. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and retired from the Eureka Pipeline Company in 1993 after 34 years of service.

Duck is survived by his wife, Gloria Jean Basnett Stevens; they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 6, 2009. Duck and Gloria have four children, Lydia (Dale) Freeman of Flemington, W.Va., Natasha (Greg) Tichnell of Newark, W.Va., Mark (Danielle) Stevens of Grantsville, W.Va., and Leigh (Rick) Kinder of Glenville, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Brittney and Nick Stevens of Grantsville and Noah and Cam Kinder of Glenville; four step-granddaughters, Cassie Lemont of Grantsville, Tracy (Jared) Galloway of Fort Walton, Fla., Kelly (Denton) Bell of Newark, and Katie Jo Tichnell of Elizabeth, W.Va.; and two step-great-grandchildren, Kaylen and Eyan Galloway.

Duck was preceded in death by his brothers, Festus, Sheldon, Cleo and Samuel Stevens.

He is survived by one brother, James of Ravenna, Ohio; and three sisters, Retta Johnson of Grantsville, Rachel Smith of St. Marys and Geneva Wilson of Grantsville.

Duck was a member and an ordained deacon of Brooksville Baptist Church of Big Bend, a member of the Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department, a member of Eureka Lodge 40 A.F & A.M. of Grantsville, Scottish Rite Bodies and Nemesis Shrine Temple of Parkersburg, Builders for Christ, the Calhoun County Historical Society and Thomas Hollow Hunting Camp.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Brooksville Baptist Church in Big Bend, the Rev. C.W. McDonald will officiate. Interment will be in the Betts Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 4-8 p.m. Monday.

Donations in Duck's memory can be made to the Son Valley Camp or Gideon's International, c/o Brooksville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 8, Big Bend, WV 25136.

Stump Funeral Home of Grantsville is in charge of the arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 October 2005

RICHARD HOYT STEVENS

Richard Hoyt Stevens, 73, formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday; Sept. 29, 2005, at his home in Portsmouth, R.I.

He was the son of the late John F. Stevens and Virginia Violet Stout Stevens.

He was cared for by dedicated caregiver, Sandy Heywood.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Fessenden, and one brother, Robert E. Stevens.

Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery with graveside service by Elders Chambers and Gumm.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 June 2009

SAMUEL STEVENS

Samuel G. Stevens, 71, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Francis K. and Lulu Starcher Stevens.

He retired from Johns Manville after 34 years of service. He was a member of Strait Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mable Stevens; one son, Alvin Stevens of Lubeck; one step-son, Tim Bunner of Elizabeth; six grand-children; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Stevens of Ohio and Donald "Duck" Stevens of Grantsville; and three sisters, Retta Johnson and Geneva Wilson, both of Grantsville, and Rachel Smith of St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis, and three brothers, Festus Stevens, Cleo Stevens and Sheldon Stevens.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Dobbie Thrash officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Cremo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 June 2009

SHELDON STEVENS

Sheldon C. Stevens, 87, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Francis K. and Lulu Starcher Stevens.

He owned Broadway Barber Shop for 46 years and was a member of Broadway Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School superintendent for many years. He was a life member of VFW and American Disabled Veterans.

Surviving are one daughter, Judith Ann Hawkins; two grandsons; four great-granddaughters; three brothers, Samuel Stevens of Munday, James Stevens of Ohio and Donald Stevens of Grantsville; three sisters, Retta Johnson and Geneva Wilson, both of Grantsville, and Rachel Smith of St. Marys; special family friend, Mike Sargent of Belpre; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Emily Stevens, in 2007, and two brothers, Festus Stevens and Cleo Stevens.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites by Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge 3 and military graveside rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 03 April 2003

WAITMAN MAXWELL STEVENS

Waitman Maxwell Stevens, 68, of Vienna, died Friday, Mar. 28, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Waitman and Olive McDonald Stevens. He was a former employee of Gatewood Products Co., Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Diane Stevens; three sons, Richard Stevens and David Stevens, both of Walker, and Michael Collins of Elizabeth; one daughter, Crystal Stevens of Elizabeth; four brothers, Frances Stevens of Parkersburg, Okie Stevens of Pullman, Clifford Stevens of Reedsville, Ohio, and William (Bill) Stevens of Plaines, Ohio; three sisters, Maxine Murphy of Eliza­beth, Leonna Jenkins of Macfarlan and Dolly Yoak of Pullman; several grandchildren; and special friend and caregiver, Janet Cross.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Stevens, and his second wife, Enid Cole.

Graveside services were held at Hartley Cemetery, Brohard, with Rev. Raymond Ray officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 March 2002

PAULINE STEPHENS

Pauline D. Stephens, 74, of Canton, Ga., died Thursday, Mar. 7, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

She was born at Pennsboro, the daughter of the late Russell and Edna Heath Dodd. She had been employed by Sheppard Nursing Home, Ellenboro, and Myles Manufacturing Co., Pennsboro. She was affiliated with Bonds Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Ellenboro.

Surviving are three sons, William Mace of Ellenboro, James Pyles of Glendale and David Pyles of Canton; five daughters, Sandra Steele of Waverly, Nancy Weaver of Murphy, N.C., Karen Collins of Canton, Susan Rudy of Ball Ground, Ga., and Wendy Oliver of Marysville, Tenn.; two brothers, Ronald Dodd of Ellenboro and Max Dodd of Ottumwa, Ia.; four sisters, Evelyn Whitehair and Peggy Jones, both of Pennsboro, Helen Snider of Big Springs and Betty Blankenship of Marshville, N.C.; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William C. Mace; her second husband, Herschel Pyles; her third husband, David Stephens; four brothers, Millard Dodd, Ray Dodd, Nile Dodd and James Dodd; and one sister, Nancy Dodd.

Services were held at Bonds Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor James Pyles officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Finch.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 July 2010

JOY MORGAN STEVENS

Joy Morgan Stevens, 80, of Grantsville, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at her home.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late T.S. (John) and Ruby J. Fox Morgan.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a charter member of Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 15 years, Robert Eugene Stevens, on Jan. 22, 1994; six sisters, Imogene Campbell, Audena Newman, Lenora Morgan Davis, Pauline Morgan, Betty June Faith Morgan and Dolly Morgan; and four brothers, Arthur Morgan, Bob Morgan, Owen Morgan and Quinton Morgan.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with President Miles Bohning officiating. Burial was in Morgan Family Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 June 2000

BETTY DELORES STEWART

Betty Delores Burns Stewart, 67, of Southgate, Mich., died Thursday, Mar. 30, 2000, in Wyandott Michigan Hospital.

She was born near Grantsville, the daughter of Monoka Bennett Burns and the late Robert J. Burns.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two sons, Bradford Wallace Stewart of Michigan and David Bruce Stewart of Southgate; one granddaughter, Sandra Stewart of Michigan; one grandson, Daniel Stewart of Michigan; one brother, William Burns of Mesa, Ariz.; one sister, Barbara Burns Ayers; one niece, Robin Ayers Burkett; and one nephew, Timothy F. Ayers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Smith Stewart; one niece, Monoka Dianne Burns; and one nephew, Stephen F. (Ricky) Ayers.

Services were held at Zion Baptist Church, Taylor, Mich., with Pastor John Rule officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Flat Rock, Mich.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Sep 2003

ELMA STEWART

Elma E. Stewart, 83, of Normantown, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003.

She was born at Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Bessie Warner. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, and Rebekah Lodge. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville, with 13 years of service. She married Robert E. Stewart on May 8, 1943.

Surviving are one daughter, Jeanette Riffle of Shock; three sons, Brock Stewart of Shock, Roger Stewart of Perkins and Brent Stewart of Newark; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three half-brothers, Jim Stout of Indianapolis, Ind., William Stout of Arlington, Tex., and David Stout of Savannah, Ga.; and one half-sister, Clara Jackson of Ventura, Calif.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, with Rev. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 December 2008

JACKIE RAY STEWART, SR.

Jackie Ray Stewart, Sr., 73, of Mineral Wells, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jennings R. and Lurline Arthur Stewart.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Martha Davis Stewart; two sons, Jackie Ray Stewart, Jr., and Jerry Arden Stewart, both of Mineral Wells; one grandson; one great-grandson; two brothers, Jennings R. Stewart, Jr., of Murraysville and Erwin Stewart of Barberton, Ohio; two sisters, Dolly Dawson of Nitro and Louise Reynolds of Barberton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, William C. Stewart and Herbert S. Stewart; and one sister, Nellie Stewart Cunningham.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2000

MARY STEWART

Mary E. Stewart, 79, of Harrisville, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Calhoun and Cammie Harris Hall. She was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church, where she had been an active in American Baptist Women and choir, and a member of Glenville Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 90.

Surviving are three sons, Quentin R. Stewart of Greenbank, Marion "Watson" Stewart of Cummings, Ga., and Charles E. Stewart of Harrisville; one daughter, Cindy Kelley of Harrisville; six grandchildren; and one sister, Carrie Thomas of Ravenswood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Quentin "Ted" Stewart.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Harrisville Baptist Church, with Rev. Don Flanigan officiating, and burial in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2003

MARY STEWART

Mary M. Stewart, 73, of Glenville, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Lockney, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Arnet and Ressie Jones Collins. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Glenville, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Jeffrey Stewart of Lockney; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step-great-grand­children; two sisters, Betty Kitzmiller of Parkersburg and Juanita Kerns of Weston; and two brothers, Jerry Collins of North Carolina and Duane Collins of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Arlan Stewart in 1997; and one son, James Howard Stewart.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mark Minney officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 November 2000

ROBERT ERNEST STEWART

Robert Ernest Stewart, 84, of Normantown, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born at Index, the son of the late Frank and Grace Smith Stewart. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, for over 61 years and a member of Glenville IOOF Lodge for over 50 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and fought in the European and African theaters and received the Purple Heart.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Elma Lowe Stewart; one daughter, Jeanette Riffle of Shock; three sons, Brock Stewart of Shock, Edler Roger Stewart of Perkins and Brent Stewart of Newark; one sister, Beatrice Watson of Elizabeth; two brothers, Scott Stewart of Florida and Chester Stewart of Georgia; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arlen and Wallace Stewart.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 December 2008

CAROLYN STEIGLEDER.

Carolyn J. "Joy" Steigleder, 64, of Lakewood, Colo., died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008.

She was born in Walden, Colo., the daughter of Edith Northey of Ft. Collins, Colo., and the late Elwyn Northey. She had worked for Mile High Racing.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Shane of Munday; one granddaughter; one brother Larry; and her best friend, Shey.

A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Mile Hi Church, Lakewood, with a reception following.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 May 2009

ETHEL PERRY STEVENS

Ethel M. Perry Stevens, 95, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Ravenswood, the daughter of the late Henry Samuel Perry and Martha Tennant.

She was a 1931 graduate of Ravenswood High School.

She and her husband of 65 years, Paul Harry Stevens, operated Thompson Drug Co., which later became J&B Drug Store, Grantsville, for 21 years and never missed a day's work. She was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Jo (Sandi) Marshall, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Earl and Darrell; and one sister, Ruby Lukasavage.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 December 2005

ARLICE J. STILES

Arlice "June" Stiles, 88, of Mineral Wells, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Sunbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ernest C. and Martha Campbell Farrar.

She was retired from O'Ames Co. as a production worker, was a former Girl Scout leader, had taught Sunday school, and was a member of the Mineral Wells Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years Eugene L. Stiles one daughter, Delia "Dee" Jean Jones and her husband, James "Sonny," of Newark; two granddaughters, Ginger Shepard of Roanoke, Va., and Tracey Johnson of Vienna; one grandson, Jimmy McCase of Newark; one Sister, Mildred Bennett of Stowe, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles, Wade, Ronald, Robert and Ray Farrar; and three sisters, Nelsa Stump Kathleen Farrar and Betty Hupp.

Services were held at the Mineral Wells Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Stevens officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mineral Wells. Arrangements by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home South Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 July 2004

BRADLEY STOCKWELL

Bradley Stockwell, 69, of Nobe, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Asher and Stella Bennett Stockwell. He was a retired welder.

Surviving are one brother, Donald Stockwell of Orrville, Ohio; two sisters, Elizabeth Coleman of Lancaster, Ohio, and Virginia Alice Stockwell of Akron, Ohio; and one stepson, Michael Stockwell.

He was preceded in death by one son, Bradley Stockwell, and one brother, Bill Stockwell.

Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 0ctober 2002

STELLA STOCKWELL

Stella M. Stockwell, 89, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Akron General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Emory and Elizabeth Kirby Bennett.

Surviving are two sons, Bradley and wife Roberta of Nobe and Donald and wife Patricia of Orrville, Ohio; two daughters, Elizabeth of Lancaster, Ohio, and Alice of Akron; one brother, Woodrow Bennett and wife Chlorine of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Emory William (Bill) Stockwell.

A memorial service will be held at Upper Trace Fork Church on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. Cremation was provided by Akron Funeral Home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2000

BERNARD STOUT

Bernard J. Stout, 81, of Clendenin, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Normantown, the son of the late Jesse L. Stout and Clara J. Smith Stout. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was on the administrative board of Clendenin United Methodist Church, secretary of Fisherman's bible class, route supervisor for Storck Bakery with 35 years of service, former co-owner of Stout's Exxon, Clendenin, and member of American Legion.

Surviving is one son, B. Mike Stout of Clendenin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys S. Estep Stout, Oct. 6, 1998.

Services were held at Clendenin U.M. Church with Rev. Jim Pinkerton officiating. Burial was in Koontz Cemetery, Clendenin, with military rites by VFW Post 8516.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 February 2003

CHARLES STOUT (from 1959)

Charles Stout, 64, died Dec. 31, [1959]at Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born at Hur, the son of the late Rev. M.W. and Hannah Slider Stout. He taught school in Calhoun County in his early life. He was a veteran of World War I and was discharged as a second lieutenant. He spent several years working in Akron and in Cleveland where he resided the last 18 years.

Surviving are two brothers, Joseph Stout of Akron and Ed Stout of Mt. Zion; and four sisters, Delta Uldrich of Mt. Zion, Hattie Booher of Altizer, Mary Gainer of Akron and Vada Evans of Corpus Christie, Tex.

Burial was in East Liberty Cemetery, Akron.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 July 2001

LELAH STOUT

Lelah E. Stout, 89, of Orwell, Ohio, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, in Ohio.

She was born in Millstone, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Vada Keith Nitz. She was a retired cook and attended Cleveland Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are one daughter, Alma J. Webb of Orwell; three sons, Al Stout of Akron, Ohio, Ray Stout of Brunswick, Ohio, and Larry Stout of Cleveland; one sister, Leah Wilson of Spencer; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Stout; two sisters, Leota Allen and Peggy Stoval; two brothers, Leroy and Leon Nitz; and one grandchild.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Keith Randolph officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2008

LIZZIE MAE LINVILLE STOUT

Lizzie Mae Linville Stout, 73, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at Roane General Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Billie and Veta "Pete" Hathaway Linville.

She worked at Rubber Fabricators and at Calhoun General Hospital as a nurse's aide for many years. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Carol Valentine of Cleburne, Tex., Brenda Muck of Chesapeake, Va., and Kathy Stout of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Bill of Carbondale, Colo., and Bob of Orma; eight grandchildren, Steve and Brian Valentine of Cleburne, Chris Muck of Chesapeake, Brandon Church and Sarah McCutcheon of Richmond, and Patty West, Jordan Delaney and Zachary Stout of Orma; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Hibbert Linville of Mineral Wells; and her precious dog, Bambi.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Eugene Stout, on May 24, 1993; three brothers, Calvin, William and Howard Linville; and one sister, Isabel "Sis" Raines.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2006

OPAL STARCHER STOUT

Opal Starcher Stout, 80, of Cottageville, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Richardson, the daughter of the late Sylvester S. and Mae Langford Starcher. She was a graduate of Glenville State College and a retired teacher, who taught elementary schools in Roane and Putnam counties, Washington County, Ohio, and Heritage Christian Academy, Ravenswood. She attended Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville.

Surviving are one brother, Rex Starcher of Spencer; one sister, Joretta Foster of Vienna; and several nieces and nephews; She was preceded in death by four brothers, Willard, Aivin, Bernard and O. L. "Bill" Starcher, and three sisters, Earliss Starcher, Goldie Young and Ruth Simmons.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Kenneth Leedy and Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 January 2009

REV. WILLIAM HAROLD STREET

Rev. William Harold Street, 84, of Charleston, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at home.

He was born in Liverpool, the son of the late Coral and Minnie Street.

After graduating from Gilmore High School, Jackson County, in 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served from 1942-45 in the 82nd Bombardment Squadron, 12th Bomb Group during World War II. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1950 and from Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J., in 1953. He was ordained as an elder in the West Virginia Conference of United Methodist Churches in 1953 and served several churches in West Virginia. He worked with the Charleston Housing Authority from 1971-80 and in state government until he retired in 1986. In the summer of 1965, he led a YMCA-sponsored community organizing program in Freed.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Louise McDonald Street, formerly of Grantsville; two daughters, Martha Spiker of Ripley and Anne Barth of Charleston; one son, John William Street of Charleston; five grandchildren; one sister, Kathryn Carson of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Jay Street, Ronald Street, Gerald Street and Hershall Street, and three sisters, Lois Hinzman, Evelyn Horton and Charlotte Epling.

A celebration of his life was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at St. Marks United Methodist Church, Charleston, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rt. 33 East, Ripley.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 March 2001

CHARLES STROUP, JR.

Charles T. Stroup, Jr., 72, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Mar. 18, 2001, at the home of his daughter, Teresa L. Diez of Dillsburg, Pa.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Charles T. and Adest Wamsley Stroup, Sr. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired firefighter and paramedic for Akron City Fire Dept. He was a member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion, where he served as lay speaker and member of the order of Gideons.

Surviving are his wife, Melva L. Blatt Stroup; two sons, Charles V. Stroup of Akron and Theodore T. Stroup of Hinesville, Ga.; two daughters, Rebecca S. Szydlowski of Wilbraham, Mass., and Teresa L. Diez of Dillsburg; ; three sisters, Helen L. White of Akron, Ann J. Harbison of Holt, Mich., and Della M. Sutherland of Englewood, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.

A celebration of his live was held at Mt. Olive U.M. Church with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. There was no viewing or visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 September 2000

EDWARD STUCKWISH

Edward Allen Stuckwish, 50, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at his residence.

He was the son of Edward R. and Irene Trowbridge Stuckwish. He was director of the Office of Emergency Services (OES) for Calhoun County and head dispatcher for E911 for the county. He was a former mayor of Grantsville and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his grandmother, Savilla Trowbridge of Mt. Zion; one son, Robert Bucek of Jacksonville, N.C.; two daughters, Samantha Stuckwish of Parkersburg and Tamara Bucek Wolfe of Jacksonville; one sister, Sherry Lyn Yamchuk of Mt. Zion; two nephews, Ira Yamchuk of Barberton, Ohio, and Charlie Yamchuk of Gilbert; and two grandchildren.

Memorial service was scheduled Wednesday, 5 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Visitation was scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


JOE STULL

October 12, 1978

Grantsville - Joe Stull, 68, died Friday morning at his residence following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Alexander and Samantha Jones Stull. He was retired from the A. B. Chance Co. after 30 years service.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Wright Stull; three sons, Rondell, (Eleck), of Grantsville, Roger, of Barberton, Ohio, and Dean, of Massillon, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Virgie Johnson, of Camden, Tenn.; one stepson, Gayle Wright, of Grantsville; two brothers, Akron of Grantsville and Boyd, of Elyria, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Lucy Wright, of Mount Zion, Mrs. Verna Tanner of Reedy, Mrs. Leona Carpenter of Barberton, Ohio, and Mrs. Gladice Weidner, of Marshallville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Wright officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, Grantsville.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

(Thelma Norman)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 June 2008

RONDAL STULL

Rondal (Elick) Stull, 72, of Grantsville, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Joe and Rosa Wright Stull.

He was a retired well tender for Pennzoil Corp.

Surviving are one sister, Vergie of Tennessee; two brothers, Dean and Roger Stull, both of Ohio; and caregivers, Jerry (Fuzzy) and Kathryn (Kookie) Harris.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Elizabeth Stull, and one brother, Wendy Wright.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 December 2001

ANNA OPAL STUMP

Anna Opal Stump, 85, of Spencer, formerly of Chloe, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Spencer and Lula Jarvis Tanner. She was a Christian, a homemaker and a member of Sand Run Gospel Tabernacle, Elkview. She was a former pianist for Calhoun County Quartet and served alongside her husband in the gospel ministry for 44 years.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Jack Stump, and one niece, Vicki Karabinus of Medina, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Tanner.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Hubert Woods officiating. Burial was in Lamb Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 June 2001

ARGLE "PETE" STUMP

Argle L. "Pete" Stump, 67, of Grantsville, formerly of Stumptown, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Fairview, Calhoun County, the son of the late Paul and Georgie Riddle Stump. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grantsville. He had attended Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are one sister, Gertrude McCray of Parkersburg.

Graveside services were held at Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Sep 2003

BENNETT STUMP

Bennett "Benny" Stump, 83, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at Eagle Pointe Care Center.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of the late Clarence and Minnie Bennett Stump. He was a 1939 graduate of Normantown High School and 1947 graduate of Glenville State College. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-45. He was a football, basketball and baseball official for 40 years. He was a lifetime member of BPOE 198 Lodge and chairman of the Parkersburg "Geritol Gang" Breakfast Club that meets weekly. He was inducted into the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame, was a four-year member of Parkersburg City Council, and retired with 30 years of service from Aerolite Corp., Marietta. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Mary Garrett Stump; three daughters, Sue Conger of Parkersburg, Margaret Mowery of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kay Stump of Bradenton, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. Kurt Busiek officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 June 2007

DOROTHY GRIBBLE STUMP

Dorothy A. Gribble Stump, 65, of Walton, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late John J. Taylor and Martha Gribble. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Leona Faye Stump and Patricia Saddler, both of Spencer, and Pam Stump of Ritchie County; three sons, Raymond Stump of Spencer, Leon Stump, Jr., of Elkins and Michael Stump of Walton; one half-brother, Leslie Haverty of Spencer; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon F. Stump; one daughter, Franny Stump; and one son, Jeffrey Stump.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Wayne Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 May 2002 (Obituary from Sept. 29, 1949)

ELLEN STUMP

Margaret Ellen Stump, 90, of Charleston, died Monday at her home.

She was the daughter of the late J. Thomas and Florence N. Copenhaver.

Surviving is one son, Wilber Stump of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Leland Stump, and one son, Dr. Erra Stump.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 February 2007

ESTELLENA STUMP

Estellena "Stella" Stump, 86, of Sand Ridge, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Preston County, the daughter of the late Frank and Kathaleen Danks. She was raised and lived most of life in Calhoun County. She was a member of Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are one son, Kenman Stump of Washington Court House, Ohio; two grandsons; one great-grandson; three sisters-in-law, Edith Smith, Eulanee Hathaway and Grace Stump; several cousins; and special friend, Arthur Haag of Sand Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Minter Baxter Stump, in February 1995, and her step-father, Joseph Adams.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 Apr 2004

FLORADEL STUMP

Floradel H. Stump, 87, of Wellington, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 8, 2004, at Wellington Manor Nursing Home.

She was born at Alice, Ohio, the daughter of the late Howard and Viola Hall Wolfe. She was a homemaker and a member of Strong Tower Church of God, Wellington.

Surviving are seven children, Kenneth Stump of Oberlin, Ohio, Clara Jane Stump and Edith Wilford, both of Elyria, Ohio, Phillip Stump of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Georganna Carroll and Wayne Stump, both of Thomasville, Ga., and Karen Powell of Wellington; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Stump; one son, Charles Stump; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held in Elyria with additional services at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Miller Cemetery, Shock.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 January 2002

FLOSSIE STUMP

Flossie M. Stump, 83, of Wellington, Ohio, formerly of Stumptown, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in Elyria United Methodist Village, Elyria, Ohio.

She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of the late James L. and Eliza Dunlap Putnam.

Surviving are one daughter, Joan Wiseman of Springfield, Mo.; two sons, Vaughn Stump of Wellington and Lawrence Stump of Mebane, N.C.; two sisters, Elsie Knight of Rosedale and Gertrude Lamp of Southington, Ohio; three brothers, Edward Putnam and Bernard Putnam, both of Warren, Ohio, and Robert Putnam of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Harold Stump, in 1977; one sister; and nine brothers.

Services were held at Apostolic Faith Tabernacle, Grantsville, with Rev. Glenville McBride officiating. Burial was in Putnam Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001 (Obituary from 1976)

FLOTILLA (DOTT) STUMP

Flotilla (Dott) Stump, 62, of Big Bend, died Thursday, Apr. 22, after an apparent heart attack while attending church.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Iva Freed Rogers, and was a member of Brooksville United Methodist Church. She was a retired employee of Calhoun County Board of Education.

Surviving are her husband, Willard Stump; one daughter, Alma Jean Carpenter of Spencer; fur sons, William and Charles Swisher, both of Parkersburg, Ronald Swisher of Belpre and Larry Swisher of Grantsville; one brother, Virgil Rogers of Akron, Ohio; and one sister, Bessie Risser of Vaughnsville, Ohio.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2005

GENEVIEVE POLING STUMP

Genevieve Ellen Poling Stump, 89, of Racine, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Virginia Slider Poling. She retired as a cashier and dairy department supervisor at A&P Tea Co., Akron, Ohio, in 1973, and from A.J. Bayless Co., Apache Junction, Ariz., in 1977. She was a former member of Akron Baptist Temple and First Baptist Church, Sun Lake, Ariz., and attended Racine First Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood. She was a member and past steward of United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Akron, and a member of Eagle Creek Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are one son, Randall Stump of Racine; two daughters, Betty Cantrell of News Braunfels, Tex., and Sandra Wilson of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Hoy G. Stump, on Sept. 11, 1989; one grandson, Richard D. Stump; and five brothers, Allen Poling, Tom Poling, John Poling, Slaith Poling and Vernon Poling.

Services were held at Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine, with Rev. Richard Parsons officiating. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale, Ariz.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 Apr 2004

GEORGIA STUMP

Georgia B. Stump, 92, of Grantsville, died Monday, Apr. 19, 2004, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jahu and Sarah Weaver Ward. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators and Dr. Benjamin Sol. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are five children, Florence Ball Meadows of Cleve-land, Ohio, Gerald R. Ball and wife Shirley of Bull River, French A. Stump and Geraldine Hupp and husband Doyle, all of Grantsville, and Virginia Stump Bland and husband Nelson of Libby, Mont.; one brother, Arley Ward and wife Jean of White Pine; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 46 great-great-grandchildren; five step-children, Judy Collins, Rick Collins, Rosemary McKown, Jeannie Stealy and Billie Moss; 16 step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Ward of White Pine and Lenore Ward of Brohard; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Wesley Ball; her second husband, Harry W. Stump; five brothers, Jennings, Walter "Shoad," A.I., John E. and Harley; two sisters, Auldie Ward Barnard and Hattie Rose Ward; and two grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 29 July 2004

GRETA STUMP

Greta Stump, 86, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Clyde and Goldie Bennett Hathaway. She was a member of Baptist Gospel Temple and had attended First Church of the Nazarene until moving to Sunbridge.

Surviving are one son, Garland Edward Stump of Perryton, Tex.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Nada Newhouse of Davisville and Evelyn Haught of Parkersburg; one brother, Troy Hathaway of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Deward Stump, in 1966; one sister, Vera Allen; and two brothers, Lennis and Leonard “Bud” Hathaway.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. H. Earle Arthur officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 April 2008

HAROLD STUMP

Harold L. Stump, 76, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Mar. 31, 2008.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Albert and Almeda Kerby Stump.

He was retired from the U.S. Navy and Kaiser Aerospace, California. He was a Mason and a Shriner and a past worthy patron of the Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice Stump; one son, Larry Don Stump of Boise, Idaho; three daughters, Patricia Hudson of San Diego, Calif., Brenda Latham of Imperial Beach, Calif., and Sandra Diana Brady of Dunlap, Tenn.; one sister, Joann Stump of Grantsville; two brothers, Bernard Stump of Pineville and Alfred Stump of Parkersburg; and 11 grandchildren, including Roger and Richard Campbell.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Carl Stump.Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, with military graveside rites. Visitation will be on Thursday, 12:30 p.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 October 2002

HEDGE STUMP

Hedge Stump, 87, of Collins Run, Glenville, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at his residence.

He was born in Gilmer county, the son of the late Okey and Wonnie Susan Minney Stump. He was an Army veteran of World War II, had nine years of service with Calhoun Super Service, Grantsville, and retired from Glenville State College Maintenance Dept. He was a deacon at Hardman Fork Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Maggie Frashure Stump, whom he married Mar. 14, 1947; two sons, Gary Stump of Manheim, Pa., and Randy Lee Stump of Normantown; one sister, Fanny Reaser of Burnsville; one foster sister, Carol Kimble of Glenville; one foster brother, Larry Jr. Cox of Rosedale; one son-in-law, Ray Boggs of Parkersburg; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Hilda Boggs, on Oct. 5, 2001; and three sisters.

Services were held at Hardman Fork Baptist Church, Grass Run, with Elder Dick Westfall officiating. Burial was in Sand fork Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 Apr 2004

GERTRUDE STUMP

Gertrude I. Stump, 93, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Apr. 2, 2004.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Coy and Luerna Church Robinson. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and Fell Kennedy Sunday School class, and a member of Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville chapter.

Surviving are one son, Roger K. Stump of Evansville, Ind.; one daughter, Judy Bonser of Parkersburg; two sisters, Lurland Stump of Sand Ridge and Guenivere Elliott of Parkersburg; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy J. Stump, in 1986.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jim Skedel officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Order of Eastern Star memorial service was held the previous evening.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 July 2002

HOLLY RENEE STUMP

Holly Renee Stump, infant daughter of J. Neil and Gina R. Cano-Stump of Grantsville, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at Magee-Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one brother, Eli Joseph Stump; maternal grandparents, Joe and Ann Cano of Arcanum, Ohio, and Cindy Lipps of Greenville, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents, Joe and Janie Cano of San Angelo, Tex.; maternal great-great-grandmother, Janie Leyendecker of Thorndale, Tex.; paternal grandparents, John S. and Roanna M. Stump of Grantsville; paternal great-grandparents, Wilma J. Stump of Grantsville and Rev. Glendon and Eupha McKee of Mt. Zion.

Private family services were held with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Holly Stump Cemetery on the familyfarm, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 December 2008

REV. JACK DALE STUMP

Rev. Jack Dale Stump, 86, of Spencer, formerly of Chloe, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

He was born at Russett, the son of the late Letcher and Ester Shock Stump.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served as a carpenter's mate. He was awarded various medals while serving in the South Pacific on the USS Laman amphibious transport ship, including five battle stars. He was an ordained minister in the W.Va. Gospel Tabernacle Association since 1960 and pastored churches in Kanawha and Calhoun counties. He was a retired service technician for Diamond Dept. Store, Charleston, for 33-1/2 years.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Tanner Stump, whom he married Nov. 7, 1942; three brothers, Bernard, Parker and Hunter Stump; and two sisters, Lola Hoover and Delphia Kendall.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jack Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Lamb Cemetery, Chloe. Visitation

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 September 2000

KATHERINE STUMP

Katherine B. Stump, 74, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Grover and Bertha Givens Rogers.

Surviving are her husband, Loren Stump; five daughters, Charlene Wagoner of Gauley Bridge, Jewell Bastardo of New Jersey and Sharon Norman, Joyce Miller and Vickie Carpenter, all of Spencer; four sons, Glen Stump of Glenville, Clifford Stump of Amoldsburg, Steve Stump of Tennessee and Dwayne Stump of Spencer; one brother, Lonnie Rogers of Michigan; and 18 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons and one daughter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Clayton Stump Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 November 2006

LARRY STUMP

Larry E. Stump, 56, of Manchester, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006.

He was the son of Eleanor Stump of Barberton, Ohio, and the late Earl Page Stump. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of Vietnam and was employed at Aircraft Braking Systems for 27 years and AFSCME Ohio Council 8 for 10 years. He was a member of Akron Baptist Temple.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Linda Stump; one daughter, Emily Ream of Ashland, Ky.; one son, Nathan of Manchester; four sisters, Karen Cromer, Pat Wiley, Nancy Copeland and Kim Dunham; two brothers, Bill Stump and Mark Stump; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were held at Schermesser Funeral Home, Manchester, with Rev. Ernie Kemppel officiating. Burial was in Manchester Cemetery with veteran's service by Copley VFW Post 7971 and American Legion Post 473.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 February 2005

LEON FRANCIS STUMP

Leon Francis Stump, 74, of Leroy, formerly of Calhoun County, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Clarksburg, the son of the late Ewell C. and Nora Rose Gross Stump. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former coal miner and mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy A. Gribble Stump; six children, Francis, Leona, Patricia and Raymond, all of Spencer, Leon, Jr., of Elkins and Michael of Leroy; two sisters; four grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffery Allen Stump; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Bill Walton officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

LOREN STUMP

Loren G. Stump, 84, of Spencer, died Monday, Apr. 2, 2001, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Farris and Hallie Stump. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a former employee of Morris Oil and Gas Co.

Surviving are five daughters, Sharon Norman, Joyce Miller and Vickie Carpenter, all of Spencer, Charlene Wagoner of Gauley Bridge and Jewell Bastardo of New Jersey; four sons, Glen Stump of Glenville, Steve Stump of Tennessee, Dwayne Stump of Spencer and Clifford Stump of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Leon Stump of Beaver Falls, Pa.; three sisters, Ella Elliott and Arlena Hicks, both of Arnoldsburg, and Leta Boatright of Grantsville; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine B. Stump; two sons, Gene Stump and Billy Stump; and one daughter, Nadine Shaffer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Clayton Stump Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 April 2005

LURLAND STUMP

Lurland V. Stump, 96, of Sand Ridge, died Sunday, Apr. 10, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Coy and Luerna Church Robinson. She had been a school teacher in Calhoun County, employee of Calhoun Citizens Telephone Co. and owner and operator of Stump Dry Cleaning Co., Grantsville. She was a long-time member of Calhoun Republican Committee, a 5th District vice president of Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of Farm Women’s Club, and former 4-H club leader.

Surviving are two sons, Dean Stump of Sand Ridge and Garrell V. Stump of Parkersburg; one daughter, Lyla J. Sharps of Glenville; one sister, Guinivere Elliott of Marietta, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grand-children; four great-great-grandchildren; and six step-great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Gene” Stump; one son, Edwin Dewayne Stump; two sisters, Gertrude Stump and Greta McGrill; one brother, Harold Robinson; one grandson; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and three step-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 September 2001

MARY STUMP

Mary M. Stump, 93, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Clayton T. and Arminta C. Chapman Stump. She was a former employee of Calhoun General Hospital, Grantsville, a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, and attended Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, John David Stump of Grantsville; one granddaughter, Deanna L. Tanner of Millwood; one grandson, Jason J. Stump of Fairmont; and one great-grandson, Jacob John Tanner.

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

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 February 2010

NELLE STUMP

Nelle Stump, 96, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Dink and Matilda Parsons.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School and Glenville State Teacher's College. She taught school for 34 years. Most of those years were at Minnora and Arnoldsburg schools.

She was an active member of Asbury Methodist Church, Maitland, Fla. After moving to Florida, she continued to take the Calhoun Chronicle and the Charleston Gazette to keep up with current news and events. She was able to live alone until shortly before her death.

Surviving are one daughter, Caranelle Aaron of Pensacola, Fla.; one granddaughter, Richelle Harkins of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Stump; three sisters, Zana Hamrick, Elizabeth Chancey and Lura Elliott; and one brother, Russell Parsons.

Private memorial service will be held in her honor by family and close friends on Saturday, Feb. 27, in Florida.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2002

NELMA STUMP

Nelma G. Stump, 73, of Orma, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Roane General Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Cecil R. and Nell Arnold Jarvis. She was the daughter of the late Cecil R. and Nell Arnold Jarvis. She was a member and former superintendent of Minnora Prudence Chapel Church. She retired from Kellwood Co. in 1990. She was instrumental in establishing the clothing mission in Orma and had been active in volunteer work in the community.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Vance Stump; one daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Ed Hicks of Chloe; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jean Stump of Chloe; two brothers, Bernard Jarvis of Chloe and Donald Jarvis of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven sisters, Betty Smith and Jean Holmes, both of Mesa, Ariz., Hope Schoolcraft of Orma, Helen Burns of Elizabeth, Alice Conley of Lynco, Donnie King of Ripley and Connie Rucker of Diamond; four grandchildren, Wendy Manns, Chuck Hicks, Shelly Goad and Julie Vineyard; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Butch McKinley; and two sisters, Bernice Comn and Kathryn Jarvis.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 06 July 2000
(reprint from July 1975)

PHILLIP STUMP

Phillip H. Stump, 19, was killed June 24, 1975, in a plane crash about 18 miles south of Huntington.

Stump, who would have been a sophomore at Glenville State College, was working as a summer forest observer for W.Va. Dept. of Agriculture. He had been surveying a rural area of Cabell County for diseased oak trees in a single engine plane when the mishap occurred.

The pilot of the plane, James Kirkwood, 26, of Ansted, was also killed in the crash.

State Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass said the plane was leased from Air Argo Flying Service in Hamlin, the firm that employed Kirkwood. The plane was one of several leased by the department for an oak wilt survey.

State Police said the plane took off from Hamlin about 1 p.m. and was to have returned by 5 p.m. A search was launched when the craft didn't return.

The troopers said the aircraft was equipped with a signaling device that is activated when a plane crashes and rescuers were able to locate the downed plane. A state police helicopter spotted the crash the following day. The plane crashed on top of a mountain near Salt Rock after it apparently struck tree tops in the rugged area, according to police.

Stump was born in Calhoun County and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stump, Jr., of Stumptown. He was a 1974 graduate of Gilmer County High School and studied civil engineering at West Virginia Tech one year before transferring to GSC, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

In addition to his parents, Stump is survived by two sisters, Sheila Stump (Garretson) and Shirley Stump (Hupp) (both of Grantsville); one brother, Jeffrey Stump (of Charleston); his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Howard Stump of Stumptown; and his maternal grandfather, Otho Suttle of Lockney.

Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Rodney Minney officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 September 2005

RICHARD STUMP

Richard N. Stump, 51, of Sand Ridge, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Grace Haught Stump of Sand Ridge and the late Rev. Warder E. Stump, Jr. He was a volunteer fireman and a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one brother, Charles H. Stump of Sand Ridge; two sisters, Emily Gainer of Grantsville and Evelyn Fulks of Millstone; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 Apr 2004

ROGER KENT STUMP

Roger Kent Stump, 66, of Evansville, Ind., died Saturday, Apr. 24, 2004, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Roy J. and Gertrude Robinson Stump. He graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and was a member of WVU Alumni Association. He was a chemical engineer/ project manager with GE Plastics, Mt. Vernon, Ind., and retired in 1994 after 35 years. He later worked in the same position for Lockwood Greene Engineering, Carmel, Ind., and Dynamic Engineering Design, Indianapolis, Ind. He retired from the Army Reserve with a rank of Lt. Col. and was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church, Carmel, and former member of First United Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon. He was a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge #40, Grantsville, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine, Indianapolis, General Thomas Posey Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge #277.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Kay Hughes Bauer Stump; one son, Scott W. Stump of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Karen Baker and Yulonda Schutz, both of Mt. Vernon; three step-daughters, KaLee Vogel of Mt. Vernon and Denyse Bauer and Debora Bottoms, both of Evansville; one sister, Judy Bonser of Parkersburg; one niece, Kelly Offenberger of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Austin Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon. Burial was in Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, with military rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 6 August 2009

RONALD STUMP

Ronald L. Stump, 88, of Morgantown, died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Mapleshire Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of the late Dennis L. and Bonnie Fitzpatrick Stump.

He served as dean of the West Virginia Center for Extension and Continuing Education, and director of the Cooperative Extension Service from 1973 to 1982. He served as Extension agent for 14 years in Ohio, Doddridge and Pendleton counties. He attended Glenville State College, taught in a one-room school at Shock, and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Carrie Fogle Stump; one brother, Kenneth D. Stump of Barberton, Ohio; one nephew; and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard R. Stump, and one daughter, Beverly Ann Stump. Â Services were held at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Rev. Michael Atkinson and Rev. Dr. Richard L. Wright officiating.

Burial was in Lawnwood Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Post 548 and WVANG Military Funeral Honors, Camp Dawson, Kingwood.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 7 April 2005

RUBERT STUMP

Rubert W. Stump, 80, of Glenville, died Thursday, Mar. 31, 2005, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Morgantown, the son of the late Sull and Treacy Wilson Stump. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was owner of Stump Ford, Inc., dealership, Glenville, for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Reece Stump; two daughters, Deborah Butner and Jane Edmonds, both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and one sister-in-law, Bernice Stump of Stumptown.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 29 July 2004

VANCE STUMP

Vance W. Stump, 88, of Orma, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

He was born at Stumptown, the son of the late Fred and Lydia Stump. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Orders Construction Co. He was a member of Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Mike Stump and wife Jean of Chloe; one daughter, Patti Hicks and husband Ed of Chloe; one brother, Roy Stump of Huntington; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and special niece, Lou and Gary Stewart of Marshall, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nelma Stump; one son, Butch McKinley; one brother, Fred Pell Stump; one sister, Eva Jean Postalwait; and an infant brother and sister.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 August 2002

Waitman Stump, 90, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lorenzo Thomas "Doud" Stump and Dora Gainer Stump. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1932. He worked for Lyle Ayers at the ESSO Bridge Filling Station, Grantsville, before going into the U.S. Navy in World War II and serving on the USS Indiana Battleship as Fireman First Class. In Akron, he was employed in home building and renovation until his retirement. He was a member of Hillwood Chapel, Akron.

Surviving are his wife, Nell; two daughters, Sharon Stump of Akron and Patricia Stump of Houston, Tex.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five sisters and brothers, Lorena S. Kelly, Jesse Taylor Stump, Dorfetta S. Hathaway, Arldia S. Kelly and Mattie S. Thompson.

His remains were cremated and the ashes will be scattered on the farm where he grew up near Grantsville. A celebration of his life will take place at Hillwood Chapel on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 February 2007

WILLA STUMP

Willa S. Stump, 93, of Grantsville, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at Worthington Manor Nursing Center, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Roy and Florence Ferrell Sturm. She was a 1933 graduate of Calhoun County High School and retired after working many years in the Calhoun County assessor's office. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and American Legion Auxiliary for many years.

Surviving are three brothers, Carl Sturm of Millstone, Jess Sturm of Tempe, Ariz., and Chester Sturm of Ormond Beach, Fla.; one sister, Helen Cain of Kailua, Hi.; and 26 great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hatzel Stump, in 1980; two brothers, Cecil Sturm and Roy Sturm, Jr.; two sisters, Elsie and Ruth; and one niece.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. until services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Nov 2003

WILLIAM STUMP

William Austin "Bill" Stump, 83, of Thonotasassa, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Miles and Rosa Mahaney Stump. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years and retired from Dept. of Public Debt after 18 years. He was a member of Veto Presbyterian Church and Eureka Masonic Lodge, AF&AM, Grantsville, and volunteered at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Quillen Stump; one son, Thomas Stump of Springfield, Va.; one daughter, Beverly Boyle of Leonia, N.J.; four grandchildren; and three sisters, Mildred Kirby of Mt. Zion, Myla Fleming of Barboursville and Juanita Waters of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Rev. Robin Swinsburg officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery. American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg, conducted graveside military services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 July 2009

WILLIAM DARRELL STUMP

William Darrell Stump, 79, of Claytor Lake, Dublin, Va., died Monday, July 20, 2009, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of the late Dallas and Daisy Knotts Stump.

He entered the Navy in 1947, earned his bachelor's degree from Fairmont State College, master's degree at Ohio University and doctorate from University of Missouri. He was a professor at Ft. Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, and Radford University, Va., where he retired in 1996.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Burns Stump; three daughters, Beth Stump and Ruth Stump, both of Radford, Va., and Joan Rowan of Richmond, Va.; two sons, William II of Newbern, Va., and Eric Stump of Dublin; five grandsons; two great-grandsons; one brother, Eugene Stump of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Stump Perry. Private services were held at DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2000

ZELLA STUMP

Zella Stump, 82, of Enon, died Thursday, Mar. 9, 2000, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was the daughter of the late Faris and Hallie Stump.

Surviving are two daughters, Helen Wilson of Barberton, Ohio, and Karen Boothe of Russett; one son, Mitchell Stump of Ravenswood; two brothers, Leon Stump and Loren Stump; three sisters, Leta Boatright of Russett, Ella Elliott of Millstone and Arlena Hicks of Arnoldsburg; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; three step-great- grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Deward, Brent, Milford, and Denver Stump, and one sister, Lelah Leach.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Miller, Rev. Timothy Hickman, and Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Clayton Stump Cemetery, Zekes Run, near Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2007

ARLETA STURM

Arleta A. Sturm, 91, of Millstone, died Nov. 15, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Millstone, the daughter of the late George and Nora Ball McKee. She was a member of Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are her husband, Carl F. Sturm of Millstone; one daughter, Judy Lambert and her husband Bill of Rootstown, Ohio; one brother, Gordon McKee and wife Mary of Millstone; one sister, Lenell Stalnaker and husband Paul of Millstone; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and her caregiver, Norma Gumm.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arco McKee and Rev. Glendon McKee; and one sister, Flo Hall.

Services were held Sunday, Nov. 18 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Sturm Cemetery, Millstone.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 July 2008

FRED STURM

Fred O. Sturm, 96, of Parkersburg, died Monday, July 14, 2008, at The Willows nursing center.

He was the son of the late Robert L. Sturm and Emmaline Greathouse Sturm.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Red Rose Feed Store.

Surviving are three daughters, Geneva Hall and husband Frank, and Loretta Kirby, all of Parkersburg, and Eula Murphy and husband Holly of Creston; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Gibson Sturm; eight brothers and sisters; and one grandson, Holly Murphy, Jr.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Cremo Community Church. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, with full military honors by VFW Post 5959, Grantsville. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, 403 7th St., Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 October 2001

HENRY STURM

Henry L. Sturm, 76, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Mark Care Rest Home, McConnelsville, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fred and Geraldine Burrows Sturm, Sr. He was retired from Pennzoil Co., and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served in the Corps of Engineers. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, where he served on the board of trustees.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva, whom he married Aug. 1, 1943; one daughter, Rebecca Ann Elgleke of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Cunningham of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Deon Sturm of Citra, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ershel Sturm and Fred Sturm, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Victory Baptist Church, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. D.L. Kerby officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2005

CECIL STURM

Cecil F. Sturm, 90, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roy and Florence Ferrell Sturm. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was retired from Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Tressie Wilson Sturm; two sons, Ron Sturm and wife Connie of Morgantown and Larry Sturm and wife Lora of Ripley; one daughter, Sharon Wilt and husband Mike of Ripley; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carl Sturm of Millstone, Jesse Sturm of Mesa, Ariz., and Chester Sturm of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Willa Stump of Grantsville and Helen Cain of Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Sturm, Jr., and two sisters, Ruth Starcher and Elsie Smith.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating, and burial in Sturm Cemetery, Millstone.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2001 Leah C. Sturm, 81, died Friday, Apr. 13, 2001, at Pleasant View Health Care, Barberton, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Homer and Maude Lynch. She was a resident of Barberton for 60 years and retired from Polsky's after 12 years of service. She was a member of Louisa Chapel Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one son, Greg of Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Nina Mendenhall and Helen Blanchfield, both of Barberton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Holden.

Services were held at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home with Pastor Eloy Pacheco officiating. Burial was in St. Jacobs Cemetery, Hartville, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 02 January 2003

LEAH STURM

Leah B. Sturm, 92, of Millsboro, Dela., formerly of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002.

She was the daughter of the late Howard and Arminda Anderson Brannon. She taught in a one-room school in Calhoun County in the early 1930's and was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and was active in community affairs.

Surviving are three daughters, Joan Gherke and Debbie Moore, both of Millsboro, and Carolyn Hatfield of Georgetown, Dela.; one son, Richard B. Sturm of Weston; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Birdie Haugh of Florida; and one brother, Lenna H. Brannon of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Otho E. Sturm, on June 26, 1981, and one sister, Eula Lamson.

A memorial service was held at Bay Shore Community Church, Gumboro, Dela.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gumboro Fellowship Church Building Fund. Rt. 3, Box 217-G, Millsboro, DE 19966, or to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 318 S. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 April 2009

MILDRED ANNE MOALES STURM

Mildred Anne Moales Sturm, 85, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, Apr. 11, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Kanawha County, the daughter of the late Jacob T. and Esta O'Dell Moales.

Surviving are one son, Dana Sturm of Buckhannon; one daughter, Rhonda Price of Arnoldsburg; three grandchildren, SFC Craig Sturm of Copperas Cove, Tex., Eric Sturm of Marshville, N.C., and Cpl. Jennifer Price of Parkersburg; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Iva Lee Dodd of Boise, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Fred Sturm, Jr.; three sisters, Phyllis Litton, Virginia Acree Carlin and Louis Kirk Lipscomb; and two brothers, Camden and Earrie Moales.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Jeffrey Moales officiating, and burial in O'Dell Cemetery, Dutch Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2001 (Obituary of April, 1953)

WILLIAM C. STURM

William Clarence Sturm, 49, died Apr. 16, 1953, at a Spencer Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Robert E. and Emma Greathouse Sturm. He joined the Advent Church on Little Creek in early life. He will be greatly missed by the Cremo Church and all that knew him. He always had a kind and encouraging word for everyone.

Surviving are his wife, Ella Duskey Sturm, whom he married Mar. 15, 1923; three sons, Donald Elijah of Barberton, Ohio, Elvin Ray of the U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., and William George with the U.S. Army, Korea; one daughter, Phyllis Francie of Barberton; one grandson; three brothers, Lawrence of Akron, Ohio, and Fred and Carl, both of Cremo.

Services were held at Cremo Church with Rev. Gayle McHenry officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2001 (Obituary from April, 1953)

WILLIAM STURM

William Clarence Sturm, 49, died Apr. 16, 1953, in Spencer Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Robert E. and Emma Greathouse Sturm. He joined the Advent Church, Little Creek, in early life and will be greatly missed by Cremo Church and all who knew him.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Ella Duskey Sturm; three sons, Donald Elijah of Barberton, Ohio, Elvin Ray of the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C., and William George of the U.S. Army in Korea; one daughter, Phyllis Francie of Barberton; one grandson; three brothers, Lawrence of Akron, Ohio, and Fred and Carl, both of Cremo; and two sisters, Opal Duskey and Grace Boggs, both of Cremo.

Services were held at Cremo Church with Rev. Gayle McHenry officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 November 2008

CLAY STURMS, JR

Clay "Blackie" Sturms, Jr., 90, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at St. Josephs Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Clay Sturms and Ruie Barnes Sturms.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Waneta Vannoy Sturms; one son, James Sturms and wife Jeannie of Vienna; two daughters, Deloris Metz and husband Raymond of Big Bend and Janet Cunningham and husband Roger of Grantsville; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Sturms.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2005

SHARON MARIE STURMS

Sharon Marie Sturms, 60, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.

She was the daughter of Delma S. Starcher of Slate and the late Glover O. Starcher.

Surviving are her husband, Robert D. Sturms; two sons, Gary D. Sturms and Robert D. Sturms II, both of Parkersburg; one daughter, Linda L. Sturms of Parkersburg; four sisters, Patricia Criss and husband Robert of St. Marys, Carolyn S. McNabb and husband John of Lowe, Ohio, Genita L. Starcher of Slate and Wanda E. Miller and husband John of Joker; three brothers, William H. Starcher and wife Patricia of Five Forks, Bernard D. Starcher and wife Kathy of Elizabeth and Glover O. Starcher, Jr., and wife Joyce of Slate; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Doyle Gene Starcher.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 April 2000

reprint from Oct. 1994

BOYD W. STUTLER

Boyd W. Stutler, 65, of Parkersburg, died Oct. 19, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital of injuries sustained in an auto accident on Rt. 14, near Elizabeth, on Sept. 20.

He was born in Cremo, the 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, Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife, Ava George Stutler; one son, David Stutler of Parkersburg; two daughters, Tammie Stutter 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 Stutter; 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 near Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2005

FERN STUTLER

Fern Gainer Stutler, 93, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Okey and Dottie F. Cooper Gainer. She graduated from Tanner High School in 1933 and was a charter member of Tanner Pythian Sisters, Temple #68. She worked for The May Co. and Sears & Roebuck Co., Cleveland, Ohio. She retired in 1974 after 10 years employment with B.L. Marble Furniture Corp., Bedford, Ohio. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are one sister, Eloise Byrd of Cox’s Mill; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; five great-grandsons; one sister-in-law, Elah Gainer Roberts; several nieces and nephews; and her caregiver of 25 years, Caroline Cunningham.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert Gainer, Hale Gainer and Holly E. Gainer; one sister, Fonda Drake; two sons, Kennard and Donald Stutler; and one granddaughter, Yvonne Stutler Montagno.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Tanner.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 April 2000

Reprint from Oct. 1956

MARGARET ANN STUTLER

Margaret Ann Stutter, one, died Oct. 26, 1956.

She was born Aug. 15, 1955, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Woodrow Stutter of Barberton, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one sister, Dorothy Harriet Stutter of Barberton and paternal grandparents, Ray Stutter of Barberton and Bertha Starcher of Cremo.

Services were held at Mt. Olive Methodist Church, Hur, with Rev. Harley R. Bender officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2002 (Obituary from June 5, 1960)

SHIRLEY STUTLER

Shirley Stutler, 48, of Grantsville, died unexpectedly at his home. His death was attributed to a heart attack. He had suffered a heart attack several weeks ago, was hospitalized for over a week, and was thought to be on his way to recovery.

He was born near Cremo, the son of Mary Simmons Stutler and the late Graham Stutler. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, and Grantsville Lions Club. He was automotive sales manager for Calhoun Super Service, Inc., and a member of the Town Council for the last year.

For the past 10 years, he had been employed by Calhoun Super Service, Inc. Prior to that time, he had been employed by Cromley Oil and Gas Co., Parkersburg, stationed at Annamoriah, and had also worked for Hope Natural Gas Co. and South Penn Gas Co., Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Valley Board Stutler; one son, Larry Stutler of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Clair S. Stump of Mogadore, Ohio; three grandchildren; and one sister, Cleo Smith of Akron.

Services were held at First Baptist Church with Rev. Archie Showen and Rev. Noble Crew officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 July 2009

TRESSIE STUTLER

Tressie Stutler, 92, of Norton, Ohio, died Friday, June 26, 2009.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Vevie R. Shrader.

Surviving are three daughters, Phylis Starcher, Delores Griffen and Margie Scott, her caregiver; one sister, Jean Woody; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray H. Stutler, and three brothers, Hallie, Wilmer and Virgil Shrader.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Margie Scott officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 February 2007

WOODROW PAUL SULLIVAN

Woodrow Paul Sullivan, 88, of Perkins, Gilmer County, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Kindred Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Ola and Flora Moore Sullivan. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and fought in the Rome-Arno campaign, North Appennines and Po Valley, earning several medals and awards.

Surviving are several cousins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating, and burial in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Normantown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 Apr 2004

CHARLES SUMMERS

Charles "Chuck" Edward Summers, 64, of Waverly, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Frostproof, Fla.

He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late Oma Summers and Opal Sterm Summers. He worked at BJ Hughes and was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Summers; two daughters, Debra Curry of Williamstown and Melinda Pacheco of Galliano, La.; two sons, Robert Summers of Springboro, Pa., and Charles Summers of Galliano; one brother, Jack Summers of Loraine, Ohio; one sister, Joan Stull of Grantsville; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Barker and an infant.

Memorial services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Parkview United Methodist Church, Parkersburg. By his wishes, he was cremated in Frostproof with his ashes to be buried at Herdon Cemetery, Ogden, WV.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 April 2000

RONZEL SUMMERS

Ronzel C. Summers, 80, of Orma, died Saturday, Apr. 22, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roscoe and Jessie White Summers. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Wilson Summers; three sons, Ronald, Victor and Dean Summers, all of Orma; four daughters, Dina Van Steenberg of Windham, Ohio, and Mattie Stump, Brenda McKown and Sharon Shaffer, all of Orma; 22 grandchildren including Patricia Hickel who they raised; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oswald Summers and Lannie Summers, both of Ohio; and three sisters, Naomi Ball of Grantsville and Ulinee Crawford and Dormal Crawford, both of Barberton, Ohio.

Graveside services were held at Summers Family Cemetery, Orma.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2007

WILFORD WARD SWART

Wilford Ward Swart, 81, of Creston, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Vinton County, Ohio, the son of the late Edward and Gladys Phillips Swart. He retired in 1978 as a pipefitter with Babcock and Wilcox after 30 years of service. He attended God's House of Worship, Elizabeth.

Surviving is his wife, Virginia M. Greathouse Swart; five sons, Rodney G. Swart, Louis (Jen) Lockhart , Greg (Sandy) Lockhart, Marshall (Rose) Lockhart, Mark (Teresa) Lockhart; six daughters, Judy Combs, Kathy (Joe) Flohr, Waneta Lockhart, Geneva (Dan) Metz, Dinah (James) Jewell, Teresa Lockhart and; sister, Leola Markin of Athens, Ohio; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Delver "Dobe" and Orville "Babe"; a sister, Reba Stanley; and a granddaughter.

Services were held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth with Pastor Raymond Gum officiating. Burial was in the Bryner Chapel of Memory at Joker. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 February 2003

RAY SWIGER

Ray Swiger, 71, of Nebo, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, in Roane General Hospital.

Graveside rights were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. No other information received.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Dec 2003

ROBERT ‘Ebb’ SWISHER

Robert “Ebb” Swisher, 83, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at MacFarlan, the son of the late Miner Elbert and Viola Nutter Swisher. He was a former truck driver for Eureka Pipeline Co. and a former Calhoun County school bus driver. He was a lifelong member of Brooksville United Methodist Church, and member of AFL-CIO, Grantsville Senior Citizens Association and Five Forks String Band.

Surviving are his wife, Opal Swisher; two sons, Bobby Swisher and wife Marsha of Five Forks and Calvin Swisher and wife Kathleen of Parkersburg; and four grandchildren, Tiffany Swisher of Five Forks and Nichole, Michael and Mark Swisher of Parkersburg.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial will be on Thursday, 12:30 p.m., at Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 August 2008

RONALD DUANE SWISHER

Ronald Duane "Chub" Swisher, 67, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Tony and Dot Stump Swisher.

He was retired from the U.S. Army and Cardex.

Surviving are four daughters, Ann Renee Swisher, Robin Parsons and Kim Swisher, all of Washington, and Kellie Swisher of Parkersburg; one son, Daniel Swisher of Hartford, Conn.; one sister, Jean Carpenter of Spencer; three brothers, Larry Swisher of Nobe, William Swisher of Marietta, Ohio, and Charles Ray Swisher of Ripley; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside rites will be held Friday, noon, at Big Bend Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 June 2004

RUTH SUMMERS

Ruth Summers, 86, of Orma, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at home.

She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late Howard and Olie Bourne Wilson.

Surviving are three sons, Ronald, Victor and Dean Summers, all of Orma; four daughters, Dina Van Steenberg of Windham, Ohio, and Mattie Stump, Sharon Shaffer and Brenda McKown, all of Orma; three brothers, Vance, Howard and Victor Wilson, all of Newark, Ohio; 23 grandchildren, including Patricia Hickel whom they raised; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grand-child.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronzel Summers; four brothers; and four sisters.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Summers Cemetery, Orma, with Stump Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 June 2008

HELEN GRACE SUTTLE

Helen Grace Suttle, 73, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, June 5, 2008.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lulu Bennett.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and a member of Goose Creek Baptist Church and Glendale Farm Women’s Club.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Virgle Suttle, whom she married Sept. 5, 1953; three sons, Edward G. Suttle of Marietta, Ohio, Billy Miller and Harry Miller, both of Cleveland, Ohio; three daughters, Stella G. Sparks of Las Vegas, Nev., Goldie Capo of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Joyce Hinton of Cairo; 24 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Xavier Thomas.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Frank Plybon officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 September 2007

JEANNE SUTTLE

Jeanne W. Suttle, 87, of New Port Richey, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at home.

She was born in Minnora and was a public school teacher for 43 years, including Little White Oak and Stinson schools in Calhoun County, and in Parkersburg and Florida. She was an active member of Florida Retired Educators Association, West Pasco, and past member of United School Employees, Pasco. She was a member of Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, David of New Port Richey; one sister, Azelle Arnold of Weekiwachee, Fla.; one brother, Paul Witte of St. Albans; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be held at Minnora U.M. Church on Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Minnora Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


Wilford Ward Swart

"Hur-Herald" - 8/14/2007

Wilford Ward Swart, 81, of Creston, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at his residence, surrounded by family.

Ward was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Vinton County, Ohio, the son of the late Edward and Gladys Phillips Swart and was a retired pipefitter with Babcock and Wilcox after 30 years of service in 1978. He attended God’s House of Worship in Elizabeth, W.Va.

Surviving is his wife, Virginia M. Greathouse Swart; children, Rodney G. Swart, Judy Combs, Kathy (Joe) Flohr, Waneta Lockhart, Louis (Jen) Lockhart, Geneva (Dan) Metz, Greg (Sandy) Lockhart, Marshall (Rose) Lockhart, Dinah (James) Jewell, Teresa Lockhart and Mark (Teresa) Lockhart; sister, Leola Markin of Athens, Ohio; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death, along with his parents, by two brothers, Delver "Dobe" and Orville "Babe"; a sister, Reba Stanley; and a granddaughter.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home of Elizabeth with Pastor Raymond Gum officiating. Burial will be in the Bryner Chapel of Memory at Joker. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of the service.


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 August 2008

LEOTA SWIGER

Leota "Jakey" Swiger, 75, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ira and Julia Sidwell Bennett. She was a member of New Testament Baptist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are one daughter, Roberta Law of Belmont; one son-in-law, Robert Law of Grantsville; and caregivers, Linda, Connie, Anna and Brenda.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Millard Lott; second husband, Charles Swiger; an infant son, Millard E. Lott; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


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