"U" Obituaries   

"Calhoun Chronicle" - January 6, 2000


Ila Genevieve "Gen" Ullery, 79, of Walkerton, Ind., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Karl and Lula Hayhurst Johnson. She retired from Uniroyl in 1977 after 25 years of service and was a member of First Baptist Church, Walkerton.

Surviving are her husband of 28 years, Jack e. Ullery; two brothers, Dale Johnson of Berea, Ohio, and William "Billy Jake" Johnson of Grantsville; one step-son, Terry Ullery of south Bend, Ind.; one step-daughter, Jackie Klingerman of Plymouth; and two nieces, Teresa Barkley of Kansas City, Kan., and Dale Ann Cummins of Berea.

Services were held at Elkins Funeral Home with Rev. D. O. Van Dyne officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton.

(Larry Heffner)

"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV



Kathryn J. Hosey Ullum, 58, of Jackson Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at Columbia Mercy Medical Center.

She was born in Big Bend, a daughter of the late Parker and Inda Goodnight Hosey. She was an area resident since 1957. She was a retired school bus driver for Jackson Local Schools. She was a member of Friendship Club, Massillon Senior Center, A.A.R.P. 3336, T.O.P.S., and Massillon Baptist Temple.

Surviving are one son, Douglas Ullum of Columbus; one brother, Ronald Hosey of Grantsville; and two grandchildren, Nicholas Ullum and Samantha Ullum, both of Columbus.

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

Services were held at Massillon Baptist Temple, with Rev. Mark Jacobs officiating. Burial was in Betts Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Associa-tion/Children's Miracle Network, 4867 Fulton Drive N.W., Canton, Ohio 44311.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)

"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV



David M. Umstead, 63, of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 1, 1994, at his home after an extended illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late William O. and Lillian Thornbury Umstead. He was a Glenville State College graduate and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an independent insurance agent, a 25-year member of the Moorefield and Grantsville Lions Clubs and belonged to Victor Hamilton American Legion Post, Grantsville. He was former chairman of Hardy County Heart Fund, former president of Mt. Zion Community Action Association, and former commander of John Golliday American Legion Post, Moorefield. He was a member and former trustee of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Gillespie Umstead; three daughters, Judith Lynn Fuller of Green Bank, Jane Louise Poling of Millstone and Jennifer Lee White of Mathias; a brother, William O. Umstead III of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Eugenia Husar of Mesa, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Boggs.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating, with burial in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg, with military rites, at 2 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)

"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV



Russell J. Underwood, 85, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Wirt County, a son of the late L.C. and Georgia Cheatham Underwood. He worked for Huffman's Transport for many years before his retirement from the Teamsters Union. He also had worked as a mechanic at Ford Brothers, Marietta. He was a member of Hartley Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie McCroskey Underwood; one son, James R. Underwood of McFarlan; two sisters, Rita Parsons of Coropolis, Pa., and Juanita Burford of Parkersburg; one grandson, Donnie Underwood of Grantsville; four great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Underwood; one infant daughter; and one brother.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomeroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Evangelist Eugene Conger officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)

"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV



Claire L. Updegrave, 75, formerly of Chloe, died Wednesday, April 5, 1995, at her residence in Wilmington, Del.

Surviving are her husband, Robert R. Updegrave; one son, Robert R. Updegrave of Chloe; two daughters, Carol Lewis of Newcastle, Del., and Cheryl Broomall of El Sobrante, Calif.; three brothers, Joseph Fry of Trucksville, Pa., William Fry of Linthincum Heights, Md., and Alfred Fry of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Marjorie Laufer of San Antonio, Tex., and Mildred Kenney of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Resurrection Church, Newark, Del. Burial was in Velerand Memorial Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)