"T" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2000

GEORGE "Bob" TALLHAMER

George "Bob" Tallhamer, 80, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was the son of the late Bernie Smith and Flo Tallhamer and was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice Riddle Tallhamer, and one brother, Willard Smith of San Antonio, Tex.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lyle Smith, and one sister, Nellie Summers.

Services will be held Thursday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Turner Cemetery, Lockney. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 December 2008

HARRY DWANE TALLHAMMER

Harry Dwane Tallhammer, 70, of Stumptown, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at his home.

He was born at Lockney, Gilmer County, the son of the late Leonard Burnell Tallhammer and Dollie Mabel See Tallhammer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a school bus driver for the Calhoun County board of education. He attended Glenville Community Church and Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Iris Loraine Baughman Tallhammer; one daughter, Rebecca Lynn Butler of Stumptown; three brothers, Parker Eugene Tallhammer of Glenville, James Guy Tallhammer of Cox's Creek, Ken., and Robert Lytle Tallhammer of Elyria, Ohio; and over 40 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Junior B. Tall-hammer, Samuel John Tallhammer, Nathan George Tallhammer and Clarence Monroe Tallhammer, and two sisters, Ruby Jean Wood and Cathern Marie Suttle.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Randy Wilson and Rev. Ben Kerby officiating. Burial was in Turner Union Cemetery, Lockney, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2007

MABLE ANN TALLHAMER

Mable Ann Tallhamer, 62, of Follansbee, died Friday, Apr. 6, 2007, at Brightwood Center, Follansbee.

She was born in Roane County.

Surviving are one sister, Marie Williams of Sanger, Tex., and three brothers, Freddie, Waitman and Arnold Suttle, all of Ohio.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at New Testament Baptist Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating, and burial in Turner Cemetery, Lockney. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 September 2005

DENVER TANNER

Denver D. Tanner, 41, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at home.

He was born in Spencer, the son of A. Gale and Frances L. Ash Tanner of Arnoldsburg. He worked for Slurry Paving of Richmond, Va., and drove tractor-trailers.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Frances Tanner of Indiana; one son, Dusten Lee Tanner at home; four sisters, Kathy Tanner of Sand Ridge, Veronica May of Arnoldsburg, and Joyce Crouser and Kimberly Tanner, both of Micro, N.C.; and six brothers, Howard Tanner of Akron, Ohio, James and Kevin D. Tanner, both of Ravenswood, Michael and Kevin G. Tanner, both of Princeton, N.C., and Keith Tanner of Smithfield, N.C.

Services will be held Thursday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Tanner Family Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg. Visiting hours were scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 August 2002

ETTA MAE TANNER

Etta Mae Tanner, 61, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Summa Health System, Akron.

She was the daughter of the late William Roy and Cora Cottrell Tanner.

Surviving are one son, Frederick Jr. Tanner of Grantsville; three brothers, Willard Tanner of Parkersburg, Virgil Tanner of Reedy and Roy Jr. Tanner of Charlotte, Mich.; two sisters, Geraldine King of Grantsville and Lula Gay Tanner of Orma; and one granddaughter, Riva Tanner.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Everett Tanner, and two sisters, Betty Goad and Leah Suttels.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 April 2001

DWIGHT TANNER

Dwight M. Tanner, 48, of Chloe, died Sunday, Apr. 1, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William Andrew and Vena Jarvis Tanner.

Surviving are six brothers, Richard Austin Tanner of Ripley, Shirley Homer Tanner of Mt. Zion, William Preston Tannoer of Nebo, Alton Franklin Tanner of Chloe, Gregory Carroll Tanner of Rittman, Ohio, and Jeffrey Lee tanner of Marshallville, Ohio; and six sisters, Helen Ruth McCune of Chloe, Donnie Jean Moore of Reedy, Zelma May Long of Ivydale, Patricia Sue Armstead of Rittman, Martha Ellen Ball of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Hope Renah Holiday of Marshallville.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 12:30 p.m., at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Don Dawson officiating. Visitation at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, will be on Thursday from 11 a.m. until noon.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2010

GALE TANNER

Gale Tanner, 79, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born at Rocksdale, the son of the late James Albert and Mary Jane Roach Tanner.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Quaker State Oil Co., and worked as an oil field worker, at Monarch Rubber Co., and 16 years at PPE, Barberton, Ohio. He was a member of American Legion and was Commander of VFW Post 5959, Grantsville, for eight years.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Frances L. Ash Tanner; four daughters, Kathy Tanner of Sand Ridge, Veronica May of Arnoldsburg, Joyce Crouser of Selma, N.C., and Kimberly Tanner of Oklahoma; six sons, Howard Tanner of Akron, Ohio, James and Kevin D. Tanner, both of Ravenswood, Michael Tanner of Princeton, N.C., Kevin G. Tanner of Arnoldsburg and Keith Tanner of Smithfield, N.C.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Denver D. Tanner; one granddaughter, Samantha Pierson; and three sisters, Dessell Wright, Eula Carpenter and Susanna Stevens.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Tanner Family Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2007

HAYMOND TANNER

Haymond H. "Buck" Tanner, 75, of Massillon, Ohio, passed away Sept. 10, 2007 at Country Lawn Nursing Home in Navarre, Ohio.

He was born at Otto, Roane County, the son of the late Charlie and Eva Wilson Tanner. He was retired from Republic Steel Corporation.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Sampson Tanner; two daughters, Rosalie Abbott of Apple Creek, Ohio, and Deloris Curtiss of Massillon; two sons, Haymond Tanner, Jr. of Dalton, Ohio, and Donzil Tanner of Massillon; 6 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

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

Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in the Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home..

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 November 2008

STEVE RAY TANNER

Steve Ray Tanner, 50, of Nebo, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008.

He was born at Gassaway, the son of Dennis Brooks and Patricia Ann Tucker Tanner.

He was a graduate of Clay County High School and a long-time agent for American Insurance Group Companies. He attended Nebo Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Suzanne Fulks Tanner; one daughter, Stefanie Brooke Tanner of Nebo; two brothers, Larry Tanner of Charleston and Jerry Tanner of Nebo; one sister, Loretta Conley of Nebo; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Nebo Baptist Church, with Pastor Dewey Tanner and associate pastor Kenneth Tanner officiating. Burial was in Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 February 2001

OWEN TANNER (Obituary from 1985)

Owen Thomas Tanner, 63, of Burbank, Ohio, formerly of Chloe, died Friday, Aug. 23, 1985, in Burbank.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Joshua and Eliza Miller Tanner.

Surviving are one son, Glen Tanner of West Aliquippa, Pa.; one step-daughter, Opal Lockhart of Palestine; four sisters, Ruth Lyons of Creston, Ohio, and Anna Jarvis, Clara Tanner and Mary Drake, all of Chloe; and two brothers, Hunter Tanner of Creston and Robert Tanner of Maryland.

Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Palestine

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 February 2001

STEPHEN TANNER (Obituary from 1988)

Stephen S. Tanner, 40, of Chloe, died Sunday, July 24, 1988, in Calhoun General Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Vesta O'Neal of Chloe and the late Spencer Tanner. He was a professional tree trimmer.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Nora Tanner; one daughter, Kimberly Sue Elliott of Glenville; one son, Stephen R. Tanner of Raleigh, N.C.; one half-brother, Charles O'Neal of Chloe; his step-father, Charles D. O'Neal of Chloe; and one grandson.

Services were held at Walker United Methodist Church, Chloe, with Rev. Lester Tanner officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 Apr 2004

VERNA TANNER

Verna C. Tanner, 92, of Reedy, died Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2004, at Cedar Ridge Health Care Center, Sissonville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Alex and Samantha Jane Jones Stull. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Tanner.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 Aug 2003

VIRGIL TANNER

Virgil Tanner, 83, of Reedy, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

He was born at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Roy and Cora Cottrell Tanner. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a former mechanic for Lemon Brothers, Spencer. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church.

Surviving are his wife, Verna Tanner; two brothers, Roy Tanner, Jr., of Florida and Willard Tanner of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Geraldine King of Grantsville and Lula Tanner of Orma.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 May 2000

WILLIAM TANNER

William Duncan Tanner, 67, of Chloe, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at his residence.

He was born at Dawes, Kanawha County, the son of the late William and Rinda Postalwait Tanner. He was retired from Ford Motor Co., Walton Hills, Ohio, and was a welder.

Surviving are two daughters, Jean Ann Keyser and Hope "Fox" Tanner, both of Wadsworth, Ohio; two brothers, Joe Tanner of Columbus, Ohio, and James Tanner of Chloe; two sisters, Edith Laws of Miami, W. Va., and Maxine Tanner of New Jersey; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 2003

DELANO TAYLOR

Delano Taylor, 65, of Pleasant Hill, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at his home.

He was the son of Woodrow and Eleanor Taylor and a former member of the U.S. Army, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was owner/partner of Grantsville Gulf Station and retired from Dowell Schlumberger in 1995 after 22 years.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Nancy Taylor; two sons, Jeff Taylor and wife Barbara of Fairmont and Jason Taylor of Grantsville; one daughter, Lori Parsons and husband Paul of Grantsville; four grandchildren, Woody and Ben Taylor and Adam and Kaylin Parsons; one brother, Raymond Taylor of Belpre, Ohio; and one sister, Julie Yost of Smithville.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 January 2010

DORIS JEAN TAYLOR

Doris Jean Taylor, 74, of Clay, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Hubbard House, Charleston.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of Freeman and Nina Duffield. She was a member of Alta Church of God and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Arnold Taylor; two sons, Curt Dancey of Akron, Ohio, and Charles Wyant of Clay; four step-sons, Denzil Taylor, Dexter Taylor, Ronnie Taylor and Richard Taylor, all of Spencer; one brother, Ford Duffield of Akron; one sister, Deloris Duffield of Akron; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Donald Dawson and Rev. Paul Young officiating, and burial in McLaughlin Cemetery, Duck.

Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 May 2004

EVA MAE TAYLOR

Eva Mae Taylor, 74, of Zebulon, N.C., died Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2004, at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mt., N.C.

She was a former resident of Grantsville until moving to North Carolina in 1999. She worked for B. F. Goodrich as an assembler.

Surviving are two daughters, Nellie Basnett and Elizabeth Williams, both of Zebulon; one son, Chester P. Williams of Fleming, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Bunn Family Cemetery, Pilot, N.C., with Rev. Ron Wallace officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 January 2001

HAZEL TAYLOR

Hazel Dorthea Snodgrass Taylor, 80, of Dunbar, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

She was a homemaker and a member of Roxalana Gospel Tabernacle. She attended Calhoun County High School and was a member of the Class of 1940.

Surviving are two sons, Jerrold A. Taylor of Dunbar and M. Stanley Taylor, Jr., of South Charleston; two daughters, Carolyn A. Muck of Hurricane and Barbara J. Lucas of Atchison, Kan.; one sister, Margaret Musso of La Canada, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Kellar Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Rev. Steven Lucas officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2003

JAMES TAYLOR

James P. Taylor, 73, formerly of Minnora, died Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2003, in Findlay, Ohio.

He was born in Kanawha County, the son of Thelma Foreman Taylor of Morgantown and the late Cecil M. Taylor. He was a graduate of Clay County High School and attended University of Charleston. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Alaska, and was a member of Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are five daughters, Linda Duskey and husband Gaylen of Grantsville, Pamela Postalwait and husband Allen of Elkview, Ruth Hale and husband Hale of Huntington, Mary Ansley and husband Brett of Zebulon, N.C., and Jane Taylor of Berea, Ohio; two brothers, Bernard Taylor and wife Kathryn of Morgantown and Joseph Taylor and wife Penny of. Minnora; one sister-in-law, Janice Frame Taylor of Alaska; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two sons, James Taylor and Timothy Taylor; one grandson, Joseph Clotier II; and one brother, Robert Foreman Taylor.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating. Burial was in Foreman Cemetery, Oak Hill Ridge, Clay County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Jun 2002

JEREMIAH TAYLOR

Jeremiah Joshua Taylor, one-day-old, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Women and Children's Hospital, Charleston.

He was the infant son of Janice Taylor Padgett of Minnora.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one brother, Joseph Padgett, at home; maternal grandparents, Joseph L. and Pennilow K. Taylor of Chloe; maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Taylor of Chloe; and one aunt, Christina Taylor of Chloe.

Graveside services were held in Foreman Cemetery, Clay. There was no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 July 2009

KENNETH WAYNE TAYLOR

Kenneth Wayne Taylor, 48, of Walton, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at home.

He was the son of O. Wanda Taylor of Walton and the late Dewey K. Taylor.

He attended Walton High School and was employed by Cooperative Construction, Dunbar.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one daughter, Rebecca J. Taylor of Cross Lanes; one son, Lucas W. Taylor of Calhoun County; two grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Taylor and Matthew Taylor, both of Walton; three sisters, Diane McCune of Spencer, Cathy Allen of Walton and Betty Taylor of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Wayne Stewart officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Walton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2003

LEONA TAYLOR

Leona C. Taylor, 85, of Newark, died Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the, late Charley and Jane Wagoner. She retired from ETC, Solon, Ohio, after 15 years of service. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post 6608, Elizabeth, and attended House of Prayer Church, Newark.

Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Forren and husband Don of Newark; four brothers, Ora Wagoner of Seven Hills, Ohio, and Paul Wagoner and wife Grace, Ernest Wagoner and wife Betty, and Hatzel Wagoner and wife Bonnie, all of Big Bend; two sisters, Nellie Sims and husband Fred of Big Bend and Margie Sims of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Herbert H. Taylor; one son, Denzil C. Taylor; four brothers; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at Spruce Hollow Community Church, Yellow Creek, with pastors Charlene Spaur and Jim Baker officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2007

JOSEPH TAYLOR

Joseph Taylor, 69, of Orma, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at his home.

He was the son of the late Cecil and Thelma Foreman Taylor.

Surviving are his wife, Penny Taylor; four daughters, Janice Marks and Christina Greathouse, both of Orma, and Candy Taylor and Cindy Taylor, both of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Bernard Eugene Taylor of Morgantown; and one grandson, Joseph Leo Padgett of Orma.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and James P. Taylor; and one grandson, Jeremiah J. Taylor.

No services were held. He will be cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 March 2008

MARIE TAYLOR

Marie R. Taylor, 64, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Mar. 1, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Camden, N.J., the daughter of Willard and Rose Bishop. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence "Larry" J. Taylor; two daughters, Elaine Weinberg and Billie Jo Freeberg, both of Westville, N.J.; two step-sons, Daniel L. Taylor of Blue Ridge, Va., and Brian Duffield of Mullica Hill, N.J.; one sister, Linda Boyle of Glendora, N.J.; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating, and burial in St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 September 2008

MARIE NICHOLAS TAYLOR

Marie Nicholas Taylor, 83, of Williamstown, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at her residence.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Simon A. Nicholas and Emma E. Cottrell Nicholas.

She was a member of Summitt Valley United Methodist Church and worked for American Bisque Co., where she had served as union president.

Surviving are her husband, Russell H. Taylor of Williamstown; three sons, Russell H. Taylor, Jr., and Richard G. Taylor, both of Williamstown, and Roger L. Taylor of Waverly; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Macil Monroe of Vienna, Murl Nash of Canton, Ohio, and Jean Hoytt of Georgia; and two brothers, Earnest "Norm" Nicholas of Spencer and Denver Nicholas of Orma.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Kenneth R., Jimmie A., Sr., and infant Randy C. Taylor, and two sisters, Maxine Wilson and Delma Nicholas.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Ed Sprout officiating, and burial in Nicholas Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Dec 2003

PERRY TAYLOR

Perry L. Taylor, 46, of Big Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Virgil and Madeline Goodnight Taylor. He was employed by Concord Well Service and was a member of New Testament Baptist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are his wife, Darla Wilson Taylor; one son, Gregory M. Taylor of Big Springs; one granddaughter, Kenadee of Big Springs; five brothers, Douglas Taylor and wife Shirley and Rodney Taylor and wife Mary Ann, all of Big Bend, Dexter Taylor of Big Springs, Harry Taylor and wife Carol of Grantsville and Gary and Sue Jones of Red Hill; three sisters, Sheila Sims and husband Jim of Big Bend, Kathy Richards and husband William of Big Springs and Martha Newell and husband Eric of Annamoriah; his step-mother, Eva Taylor of Zebullon, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 April 2003

ROSE ANN TAYLOR

Rose Ann Taylor, 83, of Cremo, died Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2003, at Mile Tree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles and Jannetta Cummings. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Dale Starcher of Stinson and Joe Starcher of Leroy; five daughters, Idice Conway of St. Manes, Idaho, Juanita McCumbers of Orma, Mary Durfee of Ellisville, Miss., Jane Parker of Laurel, Miss., and Kathleen Cash of Cremo; one brother, Robert Cummings of Looneyville; one sister, Emma McKinney of Wallback; 42 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Starcher of Rush Run in 1958, and her second husband, Harrison Taylor in 1969.

Services were held at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Fred Patterson officiating. Burial was in Elswick Cemetery, Clendenin.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Mar 2004

THELMA TAYLOR

Thelma Maysel Taylor, 98, of Minnora, died Thursday, Mar. 11, 2004, in Morgantown.

She was born in Clay County, Oak Hill Ridge Community, the daughter of the late Lewis Columbus and Londia Foreman. During World War II, she worked at the Naval Avionics Defense Plant, Institute, to finance her studies to gain her state practical nursing certificate. After World War II, she purchased a dairy farm at Sutton. She later sold it and moved to Charleston where she took up nursing again and went into the construction business with her son, Bob. She spent much of her life as a practical nurse in private homes in the Charleston area before retiring in 1970. She was a member of Minnora United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard E. Taylor and wife Kathryn of Morgantown and Joe Taylor and wife Penny of Minnora; one daughter-in-law, Janice Frame Taylor of Fairbanks, Alaska; three sisters, Emma Silmon of Ripley, Judia E. Slater of Orlando, Fla., and Maxcine Sigmon of Charleston; 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil M. Taylor, and two sons, Robert and James Taylor.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating. Burial was in Foreman Family Cemetery, Oak Hill Ridge, Procious.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 April 2000

VIRGIL TAYLOR

Virgil L. Taylor, 82, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Apr. 8, 2000, at his residence.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late Loyd B. and Bertha Cantwell Taylor. He was a farmer and retired from the timber industry.

Surviving are his wife, Eva Beightler Taylor; three daughters, Sheila Sims of Big Bend, Kathryn Richards of Big Bend and Martha Newell of Annamoriah; six sons, Douglas Taylor and Rodney Taylor, both of Big Bend, Dexter Taylor and Harry Taylor, both of Grantsville, Perry Taylor of Big Springs and Gary Jones of Davisville; one step-son, Chester Williams of Parkersburg; two step-daughters, Jean Basnett and Elizabeth Williams, both of North Carolina; two sisters, Emma Wagoner of Big Springs and Edna Richards of Vincent, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Madeline Goodnight Taylor, in 1971; one son; one granddaughter; four brothers; and six sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 February 2003

WILEY TAYLOR, JR.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Wiley and Mallie Yoak Taylor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and an employee of Magnesium Aluminum Corp., Cleveland, for 15 years. He was a member of Eagles and VFW, both of Berea, Ohio, and Am Vets, Elyria, Ohio

Surviving are five sons, Danny Taylor, David Edward Taylor, Wiley Taylor III, all of Grafton, Stanley R. Taylor of Elyria and Charles Taylor of Brunswick, Ohio; two daughters, Bonnie Polinski of Tennessee and Debby Harney of Medina, Ohio; one brother, Gaylord Taylor of Clearwater, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two children, Toni Ann Taylor and Keith Allen Taylor; two brothers, Woodrow and Paul; and two sisters, Oleda and Omajean.

Services will be held Thursday, I p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Yoak Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 February 2003

WILLIAM LLOYD TAYLOR

William Lloyd Taylor, 67, of Troy, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at his home.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Charles Franklin and Alma Bonnett Taylor.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Sue Taylor; five sons, Charles Taylor of Virginia, Brian Taylor of Glenville, Mark Taylor of Troy, William L. Taylor, Jr., of Wheeling and Bob Taylor of Cox's Mills; five daughters, Cheryl Brookover of North Carolina, Jackie Tomblin of Wheeling, Oleta Taylor of Ohio and Nena Greathouse and Brenda Barrett, both of Missouri; three sisters, Maxine Sabatina of Elizabeth, Willadean McCalaster of Smithville and Kathy Blosser of Charleston; and four brothers, Jimmy Rae Bonnett of Copen, Harold Bonnett, Sr., of Glenville, Robert Roy Bonnett of Burnsville and Roger Taylor of Harrisville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Norrene Browning, and two brothers, Charles Eugene Taylor and Cecil Taylor.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Gene Johnson officiating. Burial was in Troy IOOF Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 June 2009

FRANK SALVATORE TERMINI

Frank Salvatore Termini, 63, of Ossining, N.Y., died Saturday, June 6, 2009.

He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of the late Frank and Frances Ruppel Termini.

He graduated from Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., Catholic University, Washington D.C., and Temple University, Philadelphia.

He began his career as a school psychologist for Calhoun County Schools from 1976-1981. He was a school psychologist for New York City Schools.

Surviving are his wife, Anne; three daughters, Angela, Maria and Rosemary Termini; his dear friend, Tom Morton; one brother, Richard Cuneo; and nieces and nephew, Ami, Andrew and Addie.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Cuneo. Services were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 February 2005

BETTY THOMPSON

Betty S. Thompson, 75, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Hoye A. and Nelle Dollman Spessert. She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and Mountain State Business College. She was an active member of Parkview United Methodist Church and served as church secretary and organist for many years.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Everett Thompson; one daughter, Lois Thompson of Cross Lanes; one son, David Thompson of Elizabeth; and one grandson, Eric Thompson of Mt. Zion.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Feher, and two brothers, Clyde and John Spessert.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Warren Dove officiating, assisted by Rev. Richard Lennan, with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 August 2004

ARLIE TINGLER

Arlie L. Tingler, 86, of Vienna, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roscoe and Nettie Richards Tingler.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had attended Christian Life Center, Parkersburg. He had worked for Hope Gas Co. and retired from John Manville Co. after 29 years of service.

Surviving are 10 children, Marvin Tingler of Warren, Ohio, Marlin Tingler of Walker, Lawrence Tingler of Ohio, Michael Tingler, Dora Whitehair and Marsha Carroll, all of Parkersburg, Delmar Tingler and Charlotte Gant, both of Davisville, arid Lonnie Tingler and Rosemary Icenhower, both of Vienna; two brothers, Orville Tingler of Florida and Alvin Tingler of Windham, Ohio; five sisters, Margaret Cox of Florida, Dorothy Dye of Grantsville, Oleta Wilt of Vienna, Velda Kelly of Atwater, Ohio, and Ireda Hardman of Calhoun County; 41 grandchildren; and several great­-grandchildren. .

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Muriel Wyers Tingler; one son, Melvin Tingler; one granddaughter, Shannon Nicole Tingler; and two brothers, Romie and Oney Tingler.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Ray Seebaugh officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens with military graveside rites by Parkersburg American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2004

BERNICE TINGLER

Bernice M. Tingler, 57, of Big Springs, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Horace and Leslie Carpenter Roberts.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Tingler of Big Springs; two sons, Shirley Roberts, serving in the army in Hawaii, and A. Todd Roberts and wife Sharon of Chloe; one daughter, Brenda Jones and husband Bruce of Kingwood; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Doyle Roberts of Akron, Ohio.

Memorial service was held at Five Forks Community Church with Pastor Alfred Hickman officiating. Cremation was entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 Oct 2003

EVELYN TINGLER

Evelyn M. Tingler, 75, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Holbert Freed. She attended Bethesda Baptist Church, Palestine.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Curkendall and Violet Bell, both of Parkersburg; two sisters, Vonetta Rees of Brookpark, Ohio, and Irene Byrd of Plantersville, Ala.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Tingler; two brothers, Eugene Freed and James Freed; and two sisters, Ada Hosey and Dollie Coe.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 16 June 2005

LYDIA BLANCH TINGLER

Lydia Blanch Tingler, 76, of Big Springs, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Big Springs, the daughter of the late W.E. Cunningham and Minnie Richards Cunningham. She was a member of Beech Valley Methodist Church since childhood.

Surviving are her husband, Forest Tingler; three daughters, Genieva Glover of Jacksonburg, Paulette Shingleton of Barbour County and Jeanette Gard of McBee, S.C.; two sons, Eli Ray Tingler and Edward C. Tingler, both of Big Springs; one brother, Raymon Cunningham of Jackson County; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2001

OMAGENE TINGLER

Omagene Tingler, 73, of Dayton, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Wiley and Mallie Yoak Taylor. She was a founding member of Moraine City First Church of God.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Glen Tingler; one son, Timothy of Dayton; two brothers, Wiley "Junior" Taylor of Grafton, Ohio, and Gaylord "Buzz" Taylor of Clearwater, Fla., one sister, Deloris Marie Helton of Dayton; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Woodrow Taylor and Paul Taylor, and one sister, Oleta Martin.

Services were held at Moraine City First Church of God, with Pastor Russell Hayes officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 November 2009

HOWARD CHARLES TOEPHER

Howard Charles "Chuck" Toepfer II, 71, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, in Boca Raton, Fla. He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Dr. Howard C. Toepfer and Jean Mersch Toepfer.

He was a graduate of Linsly Military Academy, Wheeling, where he was a wrestler and marksman. He served in the Coast Guard Reserves as Seaman First Class in 1961. He planned to follow his father into medicine, but the love of fast cars from riding in his father's XJ6 Jaguars and Lamborghini took hold. While attending Indiana School of Technology and studying mechanical engineering, his parents built a home in Florida. After marrying, the family settled in South Florida in 1966. After an accident that rendered him a paraplegic, he became a well-known marathoner though confined to a wheelchair.

Surviving are his wife, Yvette; two sons, Jeffrey and Devon; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Emily. In keeping with his instructions, his ashes will be scattered in the spring on top of Spruce Knob in West Virginia.

(Larry Heffner)


RUBY TOMES

The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, June 5, 2000, page C2:

Ruby Tomes, 77, health care worker Elyria - Ruby M. Tomes (nee Lane), 77, of Elyria, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at the Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Orma, W.Va., and lived in Elyria most of her life.

She had been a self-employed home health care worker.

Mrs. Tomes attended Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Elyria, and enjoyed bluegrass music, camping and gardening.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Warner of Elyria; son, Richard Metz of Akron; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine Summers of Spencer, W.Va.; brothers Paul Lane of Elyria, Jennings Lane of Melbourne, Fla., and Clarence Lane of Wakeman. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clell Metz, in 1967; second husband, John Tomes, in 1988; son, Martin Metz in 1981; sister, Ruth McIntire; and brothers Verlin and Raymond Lane.

Friends may call Tuesday 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Road at SR57, Elyria, where services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Carlisle Township.

(Jane (Spurlock) Hoholski)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 June 2009

MARCELLA TOPPINGS

Marcella D. Toppings, 40, of White Pine, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of Mary McGuire and Michael Davis.

Surviving are her husband, Timothy Toppings; two sons, Devon Toppings and Trevie Gregory at home; one daughter, Triea Gregory of Parkersburg; and her mother and step-father, Mary and Lummie "Boone" Tichnell of Macfarlan.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Wanda McGuire of Macfarlan.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Kight Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 Sep 2003

NAOMI TRAVIS

Naomi Travis, 73, of Coolville, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Alton and Retta Richards Bell. She was a homemaker and attended Faith Chapel Community Church, Coolville.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, William (Bill) Travis; three daughters, Linda Blazier of Athens, Ohio, and Julia Horton and Kathy Duty, both of Little Hocking, Ohio; seven grand-children; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Tustin; and two brothers, Gary A. Collins and Gene Collins.

Services were held at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, with Rev. Wilbert Lowe officiating. Burial was in Centennial Cemetery, Little Hocking.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 October 2001

WINNIE ELLAGENE TREANTAFEL

Willie Ellagene Treantafel, 67, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Paisley, Fla.

She was born at Elkview, the daughter of the late Harry L. and Mildred L. Myers Hawkins. She was a homemaker and was a resident of Chloe from 1987-99.

Surviving are three sons, David P. Wriston of Parkersburg, Rick G. Wriston of Albuquerque, N.M., and John D. Wriston of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Phala Wriston of Paisley; and six grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m., at Josiah Jarvis Cemetery, Oka Road, Chloe, with Rev. Hank Wriston officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 May 2008

MELBA JO TRENARY

Melba Jo Hawkins Rice Trenary, 70, of Warren County, Va., died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Winchester Medical Center.

She was born at Cabot Station, the daughter of the late J.H. and Margaret Hawkins.

She was a 1959 graduate of West Virginia University and taught home economics and science in Shepherdstown and Winchester. She served on the Warren County school board in the late 1980s. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Winchester, and Chapter AX, P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was active in the Garden Club of Warren County and served as a director of the Garden Club of Virginia.

Surviving are her husband, William C. Trenary III, who she married in 1976; two sisters, Sylvia Ramey of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Merna Busch of Tampa, Fla.; one son, David Rice of Raleigh, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Alice Denham of San Antonio, Tex., and Julianne Trenary of Austin, Tex.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald K. Rice, in 1972.

Memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Rich Reifsnyder officiating. Burial was private.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2000

EARL ROSCOE TRIMBLE

Earl Roscoe Trimble, 73, of Lower Run, Gilmer County, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late John Andrew and Maude Evelyn Sams Trimble. He was a Korean War veteran and was retired from Storks Baking Co., Parkersburg.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Services wre held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Riverhill Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 April 2000

KATHERINE TRIPLETT

Katherine M. "Kathy" Triplett, 49, of Sand Fork, died Monday, Apr. 17, 2000, in Clarksburg.

Surviving are twin daughters, Monica Haley of Jacksonville, N.C., and Jessica Shuff of Sand Fork; one sister, Beverly Morford of Grantsville; one grandson, Cole Michale Haley; and twin grandson and granddaughter, Trey Matthew Shuff and Kylie Dannyel Shuff.

Services were held at ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville. Burial was in Hiney Cemetery, Ellis

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 September 2000
(reprint from Feb. 1894)

LUCINDA TRIPPETT

On the 6th day of March 1894, Mrs. Lucinda Trippett passed away. She was the widow of Franklin Trippett, who died Feb. 9, 1886. She was buried by the side of her husband in the "Goodnight burial ground" on the morning of the 8th, in the presence of an unusually large assembly of people.

She was the daughter of Philip and Rebecca Low and was born near the village of Lowsville in Monongalia county on the 27th day of October 1814. She has five brothers and three sisters. So far as the writer knows, her sisters and three of her brothers are yet living. One brother died in 1861, and two, Harrison and Lemuel, went to California in the early days of the gold fever and never returned. Harrison was murdered by the Indians after the discovery of gold at Pikes Peak and the other has not been heard from for many years and the presumption is almost a certainty that he too has crossed the stream that washes the farther shore of time. Joshua and Gustavis, and the three sisters, Rebecca Watson and Elizabeth and Mary Barker, I believe are all living in Monongalia county. Levi emigrated to Colorado some 20 years ago. I have never heard of his death.

I do not know the respective ages of her brothers and sisters, but I believe Joshua was the oldest of the family, and had Mother Trippett lived until 27th of Oct., she would have been four score years upon life's rough road. I do not know the date of her christian birth, but it was before she was married on July 10, 1836. She was the mother of ten children, all save two who died in infancy are yet living. Philip and Milton are prominent citizens and prosperous farmers of Sheridan District in this county. Rev. Marshall, a zealous and eloquent minister of the M.E. Church South, lives about two miles below Grantsville. Rev. Caleb of the M.E. Church has been in the active ministry for 25 years. His work is now at Short Creek and Wheeling. Rev. Frank, M.D., of the same church, is in New Yourk ministering to both soul and body, in scripture parlance :"Healing the sick and cleansing the leper." Lemuel H., her youngest son is well and favorably known as the present efficient county clerk of Calhoun county, a worthy successor of one, whom the late Judge Brown once said was the best clerk in the state. Mrs. Henrietta Miller of Smithville, her oldest daughter, is an exemplary christian whose light ever shines before others. Mrs. Rebecca Smith, her youngest daughter, lives near the old homestead and to her and Milton all praise should be given for their filial affection and tender care of Mother Trippett who for the eight closing years of her earthly pilgrimage was totally blind and during all that time it was upon them she leaned and it was their pleasure to strew her path with flowers of kindness until she passed to a land that is faired than this.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 February 2003

SAVILLA ETHEL TROWBRIDGE

Savilla Ethel Trowbridge, 97, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Quaker Village, Pa., the daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Saye Fye.

Surviving are three sisters, Freda Bower of Florida, Vera Bums of Virginia and Dessi Montgomery of Pennsylvania; one daughter, Irene Marie and husband Edward R. Stuckwish of Mt. Zion; one daughter-in-law, Betty Trowbridge; one granddaughter, Sherry and husband Charles Yamchuck; three great-grandchildren, Charlie and Ira Yamchuck and Samantha Stuckwish; and two great-great-grandchildren, Kylie and Ryan Yamchuck.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Clovis Trow­bridge; one son, Allen Ira Trowbridge; one daughter, Iris McPher­son; and one grandson, Edward A. Stuckwish.

No public service will be held. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

ARLES WILLIAMS TRUMAN

Arles William "Bill" Truman, 84, of Morgantown, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Oka, the son of the late George and Lula Hughes Truman. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and attended Potomac State College and West Virginia University, and earned a B.S. degree in social work in 1949. He retired after 39 years as an underwriter and manager at Prudential Insurance Co. in 1987. He was a member of American Free and Accepted Masomns, Joseph Summers Lodge #173, Morgantown, and a 45-year member of Spruce Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Betty Lee Hawse Truman; two sons, William M. Truman of Souderton, Pa., and James B. Truman of Westover; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Guiser of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Denver Truman, and three sisters, Oeta Harold, Ola Truman and Alma Smith.

Services were held at Spruce Street U.M. Church, Morgantown, with Rev. Dr. John E. Allen officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Lost River.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 August 2000

DENVER TRUMAN

Denver L. Truman, 84, of Chloe, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George and Lula Hughes Truman. He was a retired pipefitter and a member of Pipefitters Local Union #625, Dunbar, Oka Community Church, and Linden Masonic Lodge #83, AF&AM.

Surviving are two sons, Mike Truman of Scott Depot and Verlon Truman of Spencer; four daughters, Regina Francis of Hurricane, Cathy Carper of Chloe, Tina Jordan of Winfield and Sheri Wilcox of Vienna; one brother, Arles Truman of Morgantown; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marlena Hicks.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 January 2009

LORNA TRUMAN

Lorna B. Truman, 81, of Spencer, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Loci Idona Iceman Siers.

She was a homemaker and a member of Prudence Chapel United Methodist Church, Minnora.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna R. Hamrick of Spencer; two sons, Rickey Dale Middleton of South Carolina and James Marvin Middleton of Mt. Dora, Fla.; two sisters, Janice Parsons of Massillon, Ohio, and Lena Nutter of Alliance, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Roscoe Middleton, Sr.; one son, Donald Roscoe Middleton, Jr.; one daughter, Shirley Mae Brightwell; four brothers, Glen, Paul, Randall and Willard Siers; and one sister, Loris Gallagher.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial will be in Prudence Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 September 2007

OMA TRUMAN

Oma Truman, 92, of Left Hand, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Neal and Darie Keith DeWeese. She was retired from Roane County board of education as a cook at Gravel Hill Elementary and Geary Elementary. She was a member of Henry's Fork Baptist Church, Tariff.

Surviving are four daughters, Nellie Butler of Madison, Ohio, Gladys Carper of Tariff, Oeta Miller of Spencer and Delores Siers of Mineral Wells; three sons, Alvis "Sonny" Truman of Spencer and Harry S. Truman and James A. Truman, both of Left Hand; one sister, Myrtle Jarvis of Akron, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Truman, in 1988; three brothers; two sisters; and one grandchild.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 June 2005

WALTER TRUSS, JR.

Dr. Rev. Walter Truss, Jr., 83, of Grantsville, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Margaret, Ala., the son of the late Walter Truss I and Birdie Truss-Turner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army-Air Force during World War II, serving 3½ years in North Africa, France and Italy, and retiring from the Air Force with 22 years of active service as Master Sergeant at Vienna-Youngstown Air Force Base. He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He attended Grantsville Bible College where he received his doctoral degree in divinity. He was pastor of Glorious GOGIC for 17 years and superintendent of Warren District 2 for 10 years. He joined Victory Baptist Church in 2001 and began a new ministry with Spencer Tabernacle in 2004.

Surviving are his wife of five years, the former Katheryn Sampson; three sisters, Mildred Whitthorne, Queenie Griffin of Memphis, Tenn., and Gwendolyn Looney of Ragland, Ala.; six sons, Michael Truss, Walter Truss III, Wayne Truss, William Truss, Robert Carter of Warren, Ohio, and Jeffery Carter of Grantsville; six daughters, Patricia Byrd, Joanne Warren of Charlotte, N.C., Beverly Hernandez, Rosetta Cowan of Warren, Ohio, Chris Austin of Grantsville and Rebecca Miller of Warren; 31 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Mose Turner; his wife of 62 years, Helen Smith Truss; two sisters, Bessie and Lila Mae; one brother, Mose Jr.; one son, Bruce Truss; one aunt, Queenie Moore; and a cousin, Raymond “Getzalee” Lathan, who was like a brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ken Heiney officiating, and at Sterling McCullough-Williams Funeral Home, Warren, Ohio, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Warren.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 November 2007

COKIE TURNER

Cokie B. Turner, 104, of Frazeysburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at her residence.

She was born August 4, 1903, in Freed, the daughter of the late George W. and Parentha Estella Raybuck Dye.

She worked for RCA for 12 years. She was a member of the Richvale Grange, Pomona Grange, the 7th Degree Grange and Frazeysburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are a step son, William Turner of Zanesville, Ohio; two step daughters, Sharon Ramsey of Titusville, FL. and Mary Stevens of Paige, Texas; two brothers, Shirley Dye of Duncan Falls and Everett Dye of Big Springs; two special nieces, who were her caregivers, Darliss Mock of Frazeysburg and Donna Melrose of Winston-Salem, NC; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence L. Moore, who died September 1962; her second husband, Dariaus McVay Turner, who died July 12, 1990; four sisters, Ada Freed, Olive Campbell, Orphia Hale and Edith Barr; and five brothers, Benjamin, Casper, Bill, Ernest and Oral Dye. Services were held Friday, October 12, 2007 at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, Zanesville. Burial was in Norwich United Presbyterian Cemetery, Norwich, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2001

HOMER TUCKER

Homer Tucker, 83, of Sand Ridge, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ed and Susan Gay Nicholas Tucker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a farmer, timberman and oil field worker.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Schartiger Tucker; two sons, Donald Tucker of Tanner and Ronald Tucker of Smithville, Ohio; two daughters, Lola Jean Butler of Orrville, Ohio, and Opal Harris of Grantsville; three brothers, Euell Tucker of Arnoldsburg, and Paul and Ottis Tucker, both of Brewster, Ohio; two sisters, Pearl Shock of Brewster and Ruby McCumbers of Palestine; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 Oct 2003

IRENE TUCKER

Irene M. Tucker, 78, of Mineral Wells, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at Eagle Point Skilled Nursing Facility, Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Eva Parsons Moore.

Surviving are her husband, Robert B. Tucker; one daughter, Louana Tullis of Puyallup, Wash.; one son, Roger Tucker of Greenwood; one sister, Pauline Gunn of Mt. Zion; and four grand-children.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin B. Moore and Albert W. Moore.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Bill Winner officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2003

PAUL TUCKER

Paul Tucker, 61, of Navarre, Ohio, died Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Orma, the son of the late Edward and Susie Nicholas Tucker. He lived most of his life in the Brewster, Ohio, area and worked at RT. 1, Massillon, Ohio, for 38 years.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Kathleen R Carpenter Tucker; one son, Timothy W. Tucker of Navarre; one granddaughter, Christy L. Tucker of Navarre; two brothers, Euell Tucker of Arnoldsburg and Ottice Tucker of Brewster; and two sisters, Pearl Shock of Beach City, Ohio, and Ruby McCumbers of Palestine.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard P. Tucker; four brothers, Holbert, Homer, Okey and Russell Tucker; and three sisters, Edna Duncan, Glady Sidwell and Lovell Woods.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Martin Wine officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2000

RICHARD TUCKER

Richard P. Tucker, 29, of Navare, Ohio, died Friday, Mar. 10, 2000, at Meroy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio, following injuries sustained from a automobile accident.

He was born in Massillon, Ohio, the son of Paul and Kathleen "Kathy" Carpenter Tucker of Navarre. He was a supervisor at Union Metal Corp., Canton.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of six years, Denise Miller Tucker; one brother, Timothy Tucker of Beach City, Ohio; six uncles, Ottice Tucker of Brewster, Ohio, Homer Tucker of Sand Ridge, Ewell Tucker of Arnoldsburg, Paul Carpenter of Akron, Ohio, Ron Carpenter of Georgia and Bob Carpenter of Cleveland, Ohio; and six aunts, Pearl Shock of Beach City, Ruby McCumbers of Palestine, Irene Carpenter of Zenia, Ohio, Jean Grant of Missouri, Carol Plascho of Brunswick, Ohio, and Judy Hawkins of Berea, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Shirley and Blanch Brookover and Ed and Susie Tucker.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Martin Wine officiating, and burial in Orma Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2006

SAMUEL TUCKER

Samuel M. Tucker, 76, of Mineral Wells, formerly of Grantsville, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at the Arbors, Marietta.

He was born in Lewis County, the son of the late Samuel M. and Jane Virginia Hayhurst Tucker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a former employee of Verizon.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Tucker of Mineral Wells, and two sisters, Freda Canterna of Freeport, Pa., and Glenna Louise Schoolcraft of Ellenboro, N.C.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 Jun 2002

JEARL TURNER

Jearl Stump Koontz Turner, 69, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, in UHC Hospital, Clarksburg.

She was the daughter of the late Page and Lenna Gherke Stump of Stumptown. She attended Glenville State College, Marshall University, W.Va. University, W.Va. College of Graduate Studies, University of Florida, Appalachian State College and Shippensburg State College. She was a member of W.Va. Business Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, AAUW, WSCS for Christ Church for 35 years and the Cancer Support Group of St. Joseph Hospital. After retirement, she was in Buckhannon Women's Club, Women's Society of Mt. Rupert Church, president of Normantown High School Alumni Association and secretary-treasurer of the Gherke Reunion. She was retired' from W.Va. State College, Institute, and had 35 years of teaching experience, including Galia Academy High School, Gallipolis, Ohio, and Moms Harvey College. She worked for State Farm Insurance Co. and First National Bank, Spencer.

Surviving are her husband, Hobert Turner; one sister, Wanda; two nephews; one great-nephew; two great-nieces; two stepdaughters, Luanne Sirsky of New York and Barbara Koontz Baker of Fayetteville; two step-sons, David Turner of Elkins and Jon Luther of California; 10 step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luther V. Koontz.

There was no service or memorial. She donated her body to WVU for educational research.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2001

RUBY EMOGENE TURNER

Ruby Emogene Turner, 88, of Racy, Ritchie County, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at Parkersburg.

She was born at Gillespie, near Petroleum, the daughter of the late Preston and Winnie Kerns Simmons. She was a homemaker and a member of Order of Eastern Star 39, Cairo, and North Fork Baptist Church, near Racy.

Surviving are one daughter, Jean LaTour of Las Vegas, Nev.; one son, Claude Turner of Fredericksburg, Va.; two sisters, Nina Whipkey and Edith Simmons, both of Nobe; two brothers, Preston Simmons, Jr., of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Marion Simmons; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Turner.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Pastor Dean Ash officiating, and burial in Masonic Memorial Park, Cairo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 July 2002

SIMON TUTTLE

Simon Tuttle, 84, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lewis and Mary Fowler Tuttle. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, receiving three purple Hearts and the Army Infantry Combat Badge. He was a self-employed building contractor for over 40 years and was active in Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years.

Surviving are two sons, Virgil L. Tuttle of Parkersburg and Lewis E. Tuttle of Rock Hill, S.C.; two daughters, Earlene Richards of Washington and Ilene Butcher of Freeport; one half-sister, Freda Roberts of Cleveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Roberts Tuttle, in 1999; and one sister.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Michael Lamb officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery with full military graveside rites by American Legion Post 15.

(Larry Heffner)


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