"V" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 May 2007

ANNA ELIZABETH VALENTINE

Anna Elizabeth Valentine, 85, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2007, at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born at Leatherbark, the daughter of the late Harrison and Roxie Evans. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are four sons, Cecil Taylor of Stuart, Fla., Leonard Taylor of Walla Walla, Wash., Denver Taylor of Gloucester, Va., and Floyd "Gene" Taylor of San Antonio, Tex.; one sister, Betty Clifton of Wheeling; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey Valentine; one son, Michael G. Taylor; four brothers, Thomas, Denver, Orval and James Evans; and one step-grandchild.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial will be in Ayers Cemetery, Smithville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 May 2000

ETTA MABEL VANBUREN

Etta Mabel Vanburen, 75, of Rosedale, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Jink and Corda Goff McCumbers. She was a homemaker and member of Mill Fork Community Church, Rosedale.

Surviving are her husband, David M. Vanburen; three sons, Paul M. Vanburen of Rosedale, Wesley Vanburen of Servia and Joey Vanburen of Frametown; two daughter, Janet White of Frametown and Evelyn Miller of Rosedale; one step-daughter, Bethel Hamrick of Twenty Mile; three sisters, Alma Doolittle of Creston, Beulah McCumbers of Federalsburg, Md., and Della Goodrich of Normantown; 16 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Perry Haag officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

EUGENE VANCAMP

Eugene VanCamp, 74, of Charleston, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in CAMC, Memorial Division.

He was born at White Pine and was a 1944 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and owner of Capital Realty Co. He was a member of Charleston Moose Lodge 1144, holder of the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, member of Eagles Aerie 4412, BPOE 202, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite bodies, Beni Kedem Shrine, American Legion Post 15, VFW Post 1212 and DAV Post 6.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; three daughters, Sandra Bossie, Genia Facemyre and Pam Ray, all of Charleston; three brothers, Harlan of Harpers Ferry, Ronald of Glen Burnie, Md., and Richard of Thief River Falls, Minn.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 8129. A Pilgrim memorial service was held at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 June 2000

LELAH VANCAMP

Lelan VanCamp, 98, of White Pine, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Silas H. and Cordelia Shimer Simers. She was a lifelong member of Cherry Fork United Methodist Church, a charter member of White Pine Farm Women's Club, and the first Calhoun County recepient of the A. James Manchin 35th Star Award.

Surviving are four sons, Eugene VanCamp of Charleston, Harlan VanCamp of Harpers Ferry, Ronald VanCamp of Thief River, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; 1 step grandchild; 23 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great=grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paris VanCamp; one son, Ronnie VanCamp; one infant son; one great-grandchild; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Rev. Larry Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Cherry Fork Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 February 2006

RICHARD 'Dick' VANCAMP

Richard "Dick" VanCamp, 70, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at his daughter's home in Bismarck, N.D.

He was born at White Pine, the son of the late Joseph Paris and Lelah Viola Simers VanCamp. After attending Calhoun County High School, he worked as a merchant marine on the iron ore boats in the Great Lakes for Cleveland Cliffs Co. from 1953-58. He entered the U.S. Army in 1958 where he was stationed in Germany and honorably discharged in 1960. He was employed as an engineer at Northwest Medical Center, Thief River Falls, Minn., from 1961 until retiring in 2000. He served as president of Wood-workers Union and was a member of American Legion and Eagles.

Surviving are two daughters, Norma Wagoner and husband Jeff of Big Springs and Trish Albert and husband Kory of Bismarck; two sons, Rick VanCamp and wife Mendi and John VanCamp and wife Pam, all of Fargo, N.D.; 10 grandchildren, Jake and Athena Wagoner, Seth and Adam VanCamp, Caitlyn, Corey, Carissa, Cylee and Cailey Albert and Jonah VanCamp; and two brothers, Harlan VanCamp of Harpers Ferry and Ronald VanCamp of Glen Bernie, Md.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia "Pat" Ann Harlin VanCamp, in 2003, and three brothers, Robert, Eugene and Ronnie.

Services were held at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, with Rev. Nancy Hanson officiating, and military honors by American Legion, Ecklund-Holmstrom Post #117, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #2793.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 November 2007

VIRGINIA ROSE VANDAL

Virginia Rose Vandal, 27, of Brohard, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident near Davisville.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of William E. and Martha Virginia Ash Vandal.

She worked at Mustang Survival, Elizabeth.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one daughter, Ellisssa Rose Knight at home; one son, Brian Franklin Knight, Jr., at home; three sisters, Christina Vandal, Opal Collins and Linda Vandal, all of Grantsville; three brothers, Ernest Vandal of Parkersburg, William Edward Kent Vandal, Jr., of Weston and Jimmy Jack Vandal of Grantsville; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Hodam Cemetery, near Reedy, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 February 2007

OPAL WISE VANDALE

Opal Wise Vandale, 85, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Robert and Lumie Wise. She was a homemaker and attended Five Forks United Methodist Church.

Surviving are six daughters, Barbara Norman, Kay Vandale and Corrine Stottsberry, all of Grantsville, Sally Goff of Elizabeth, Madeline Goff of Parkersburg and Bonnie Lou Ickes of Cross Lanes; two sons, William Edward Vandale and Jimmy Vandale, both of Grantsville; caretaker and friend, Danny Grogg of Grantsville; one bother, Robert Wise of Grantsville; 35 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Vandale; two sons, Ray and Tom Vandale; five infant children; two sisters, Arizona McCord and Irene Henthorn; and four brothers, George, Bill, Sherman and John Wise.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Wirt County.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 December 2000

WILLIAM LLOYD VANDALE

William Lloyd Vandale, 83, of Vienna, died Thursday, Dec. 14, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born on Bear Fork, Annamoriah, the son of the late Leonard and Daisy Blake Vandale. He was an aircraft mechanic for Pan American Airways and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two sisters, Jessie Stutler of Grantsville and Hazel Shephard of Oak Hill, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ernestine Vandale Phillips and Edna Kellar.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler, and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Church Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2007

ARTHUR VANHOOSE

Arthur Vanhoose, 47, of Oak Grove, Tenn., died Friday, May 4, 2007, at North East Baptist Hospital, Louisville, Ky.

He was born in Knott County, Ky., the son of the late Alvin Vanhoose and Matrina Baker. He was a horse trainer at Churchill Downs, Louisville.

Surviving are one son, Damion Vanhoose of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Gilford Vanhoose of Grantsville, Keith Ross of Prestonsburg, Ky., and David Amburgy of Ohio; one sister, Peggy Lopez of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; five nephews; and five nieces.

Graveside services were held at Big Springs Cemetery with Rev. Matt Morrison officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 March 2002

DARLENE VANHORN

Darlene Vanhorn, 41, of Glenville, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Ravenna, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ernest and Pauline Morris Vanhorn. She was a graduate of Glenville State College and was an elementary school teacher in Gilmer and Calhoun counties.

Surviving are two sisters, Charlene S. Vanhorn of Glenville and Linda K. Vanhorn of Moorefield; one niece, Rachael P. Stewart of Glenville; and one nephew, Christopher Stewart of Glenville.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 October 2009

DONALDINE VANHORN

Donaldine Vanhorn, 83, of Normantown, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Cledith and Lucille Marshall Heater. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are several cousins, including W.D. Marshall, Myrna Peters, Marilyn Evans and Richard Marshall, and those with whom she lived, Larry and Gail Butler.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert A. Vanhorn, on Nov. 11, 2007.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial was in Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 August 2008

EDSEL VANHORN

Edsel Vanhorn, 72, of Tuscumbia, Ala., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008.

He was a native of Shock and retired as plant manager of Robbins Tire and owner/operator of Big V Tree Service. He was a member of Florence Boulevard Church of Christ, where he had served as a deacon and an elder.

Surviving are three sons, Edward Allen Vanhorn of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Kenneth Edsel Vanhorn and Michael Lynn Vanhorn, both of Tuscumbia; one daughter, Brenda Jean Hone of Tuscumbia; one brother, Hensel James Vanhorn of Grantsville; one sister, Delma Thompson of Lima; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda Ruth Vanhorn; one daughter, Lydia Ruth Vanhorn; one grandson, Jonathan Vanhorn; and one brother, Ernest Vanhorn.

Services were held at Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia chapel, with Chris Kemp and Gary Puryear officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Park, with grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2007

MARY VANHORN

Mary "Charlotte" VanHorn, 95, of Corydon, Ind., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Indian Creek Health and Rehab Center Corydon.

She was born on Thursday, July 11, 1912, in Grantsville, W.Va., the daughter of the late William and Rosa (Kelley) Kimble. She was a member of Lynn Street Church of Christ, Parkersburg and worked most of her life as a florist.

She was also preceded in death by her two husbands, Richard Dickey and Troy VanHorn; her son, Hershle Dickey; and her grandson, Daniel Dickey.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Charlotte (Johnny) Mattingly of Guston, Ky., and David Dickey of Brandenburg, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Jessie Mattingly of Flaherty, Ky., and Jonna and Levi Mattingly of Guston; and one great-great-granddaughter, Hailey Stranahan of Flaherty.

Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home, Brandenburg, Ky., is serving the family. The family has chosen cremation, no services will be held.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 August 2007

MARY VANHORN

Mary "Charlotte" "Lottie" Vanhorn, 95, of Corydon, Ind., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center, Corydon.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Albert Clifton and Rosa Jane Kelley Kimble. She was a member of Lynn Street Church of Christ, Parkersburg, and worked most of her life as a florist.

Surviving are two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Lona McMillan Parker Pope of Austin, Tex.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Richard Dickey and Troy VanHorn; one son, Hershle Dickey; one grandson, Daniel Dickey; and one sister, Lora Loretta Vaughan.

No services were held. The family chose cremation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 June 2005

MILDRED PEARL VANHORN

Mildred Pearl Vanhorn, 80, of Weston, died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Mercer County, the daughter of the late Aerastus Fenton and Mary Smith Maxwell. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Weston.

Surviving are three sons, Richard Vanhorn of LaPlatam, Md., Leary W. Vanhorn of Pine Grove and Boyd K. Vanhorn of Clarks-burg; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Porter Vanhorn; and one grandson, Farrel Vanhorn.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Richard Vanhorn, Leary Vanhorn and Boyd Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 July 2002

PORTER VANHORN

Porter L. Vanhorn, 82, of Weston, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at his home.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with ministers Richard L. Vanhorn and Leary W. Vanhorn officiating

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 2003

RETA PEARL VAN HORN

Reta Pearl Hathaway Van Horn, 90, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Delmar Gardens On the Green, Chesterfield, Mo.

She was born on Pine Creek, the daughter of the late Curtis and Hattie Hathaway. In the 1 950s, the family owned a restaurant and raised broilers on their farm. She worked at Rubber Fabricators as a supervisor until retirement. She belonged to Rebekah Lodge and Eastern Star, and was a Calhoun Homemakers Club belle and a 50-year member. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Earl Thomas Van Horn of Ballwin, Mo.; two half-brothers, Charles and Darrell Hathaway; one half-­sister, Dixie Greg; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leavy Oressie Van Horn, and one son, Donald Oral Van Horn.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2007

ROBERT VANHORN

Robert A. Vanhorn, 90, of Normantown, died Nov. 11, 2007, at Sunbridge of Salem. He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Scott and Locy Alltop Vanhorn. He was a US Army Veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He was a retired truck operator for Allied Van Lines and former newspaper carrier. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenville.

Surviving are his wife, Donaldine Heater Vanhorn, whom he married July 17, 1945;one sister, Edna Turner of Glenville; one niece; and one nephew. Services were scheduled Wednesday, November 14 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville with Rev. John Vannoy officiating and burial in Stalnaker Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2001

DANNIE VANNOY

Dannie P. Vannoy, 86, of Millstone, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at HealthSouth, Parkersburg.

He was the son of the late Hillary L. and Hattie Bourne Vannoy. He was a member of Minnora IOOF #246 and Sand Ridge Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Paul L. Vannoy and Ron G. Vannoy, both of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Geraldine Pratt of Alma and Genevieve Davis of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Bush Vannoy, in 1991; one son, Edward Earl Vannoy; two brothers, Edward and Kester Vannoy; and one granddaughter, Tina Sue Vannoy.

Services will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Sand Ridge Cemetery Fund at Calhoun Banks.

(Larry Heffner)


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

KESTER VANNOY

Kester Bernard Vannoy, 39, of Millstone, a member of the Calhoun County Board of Education, died Wednesday, May 23, [1956], in a Parkersburg hospital.

He was born in Millstone, the son of Hattie Bourne Vannoy and the late Hillery Vannoy. He was a graduate of Calhoun High School and was employed by South Penn Natural Gas Co. since graduation. In 1952, he was elected to the board of education for a two-year term and again in 1954 for a full term. He belonged to Sand Ridge Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Mace Vannoy; one son, Harry Lee Vannoy; two brothers, Danny Vannoy of Millstone and Edward Vannoy of Tornado; and two sisters, Geraldine Pratt of Shirley and Genevive Davis of Florida.

Services were held at Sand Ridge Methodist Church, with Rev. Charles Wilkinson officiating, assisted by Rev. Ruby Wilkinson, Rev. Glendon McKee and Rev. Jack Geiger.

Pallbearers were Paul Bush, Gordon McKee, Arco McKee, Carl Sturm, Bill Mace, Linzy Justice, Henry Lynch and Albert Hall.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2007

MARY JEAN PROPST VANNOY

Mary Jean Propst Vannoy, 81, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 21, 2007, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility, Parkersburg.

She was born at Grantsville, the daughter of the late Wesley and Susie Fowler Propst. She had worked at Stouts Drug Store and Heck's, Parkersburg, as a cashier. She was a member of Grace Gospel Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Matheny of Washington; one granddaughter, Denise Lynn Dunn of Parkersburg; two special nieces, Joanne Stevens and Mary Wilson; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ardell A. Vannoy, on Dec. 22, 2006, and three brothers, George, John "Tommy" and Millard "Bud" Propst.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Allen and Pastor Bill Angel officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 9 a.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 May 2009

REBECCA JANE VANNOY

Rebecca Jane Vannoy, 62, of Mt. Zion, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was the daughter of the late Darrell J. and Anna E. Rosenfelt Vannoy.

She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are one brother, David Vannoy of Mt. Zion; one niece; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis James and Robert Wayne Vannoy.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Gene Johnson officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Nov 2003

RICHARD VANNOY

Richard L. Vannoy, 71, of Guysville, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Russell and Lelah Bennett Vannoy. He was a Korean War veteran. He retired as an iron worker, having been a member of Iron Workers Local 787, Parkersburg. He was a member of Belpre Masonic Lodge, AF&AM, and Eastern Star, Albany, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma Jean Burns Vannoy; four daughters, Tonda Kellison and Rhonda McFee, both of Belpre, Sondra Arnold of Little Hocking and Shelly Schall of Guysville; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Russell Vannoy and Bill Vannoy, both of Belpre; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Carley Ruble, Janice Brownfield and Carolyn Ball.

Graveside services with military rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg, were held at Rockland Cemetery, Belpre, with Jeff Arnold officiating. Masonic services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2008

WILMA BAILEY VANNOY

Wilma F. Bailey Vannoy, 74, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Mar. 14, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles Greely and Evelyn Gaye Sears Greely.

She was a homemaker and Christian.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Young of Ellwood City, Pa.; three sisters, Mary Cooper of Washington, Karen Lutz of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Sue Smith of Parkersburg; two brothers, David Bailey of Ellwood City and Chesley "Buck" Bailey of Parkersburg; one grandson; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Vannoy; five brothers, Bernis Frank, Charles, Jack, Dan and Roger Bailey; and two sisters, Iva Jean and Irene Bailey.

There will be no services.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 May 2008

WILMA BAILEY VANNOY

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 24, 1 p.m., at Fairview Memorial Church, Nicut, for Wilma Faye Bailey Vannoy, 74, of Parkersburg, who died Friday, Mar. 14, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Burial will be in the family cemetery, near the church. A covered dish family picnic will follow.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 08 April 2003

SHELBY VANSCOY

Shelby M. VanScoy, 84, of Pennsboro, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at his residence.

He was born near West Union, the son of the late Frank and Ada Belle McConnell VanScoy. He was a graduate of Doddridge County High School and West Virginia University and was a Army veteran of World War II with service in the South Pacific theater of operations. He retired from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture with 35 years of service with the Soil Conservation Service, having worked for 18 years in Calhoun County, and in Ritchie and Marshall counties.

He had served on the Ritchie County Board of Education and was a member of the Church of Christ, Pennsboro.

Surviving are two daughters, Vicki Robinson of Kenna and Kay Linville of Pennsboro; one brother, Elden VanScoy of Pt. Pleasant; two sisters, Sarah Anderson of Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Eleanor Holz of Clarksburg; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Whaley VanScoy, and four brothers, Eugene, James, Eddy and Kermit "Mitch" VanScoy.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Evangelist Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in the Church of Christ Cemetery, Pike.

(Larry Heffner)


The Chronicle Telegram ( Lorain County Ohio), Monday 3 Sept. 2012

CAROL VARNER

A memorial service will be held for Carol Varner at 5 P.M. on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the Fairchild Chapel, Lorain St., between Main and Professor St. (next door to First Church), on Oberlin College campus. She died at Lorain Community Hospital Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, assisted the family.

Carol worked for many years as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. She was born in West Virginia, but lived most of her life in northern Ohio, first in Elyria, then Oberlin for the last 20 years.

Carol is survived by a daughter, Bev of Elyria; and a son, Greg of Washington ( D.C.).

Born 07 March 1940 Orma, Calhoun County W. Va. d/o George Sampson and Mary Lambert

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 September 2007

ZELLA HALL VAUGHAN

Zella Hall Vaughan, 88, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Sunday, Sept., 2007.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Perry L. Hall and Josephine Goff Hall. She attended Coastal Baptist Church, Jacksonville and was a member of First Baptist Church, South Charleston and Grace United Methodist Church, Merritt Island, Fla., for more than 40 years.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Terry Doyle Vaughan; one son, Edwin Vaughan of Woodside, Calif.; one sister, Zelah Conley of Gaithersburg, Md.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters, Raleigh, Rex, Lawrence, Sam, Laco, Opal, Eathel, Audrey and Maggie; one daughter, Barbara Barna; and one grandson, Scott Barna.

Service celebrating her life will be held at Albert's Chapel Methodist Church, Sand Ridge, on Sunday, 11 a.m., with Rev. Larry Vaughan officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of local arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 May 2008

GEORGE DARRELL VILLERS

George Darrell "Pappy" Villers, 90, of Annamoriah, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born at Little Creek, the son of the late James and Myrtle Shimer Villers of Little Creek.

He worked for several years as a self-employed contractor in Barberton, Ohio, and for Bernard Construction Co., Barberton. He received medical retirement from W.Va. Dept. of Highways in Calhoun County. He was a member of Snyder Chapel Church, Annamoriah.

Surviving are two sons, William Villers of Spencer and Darrell Bower of Creston; two daughters, Patsy Bowers and Sandra Fowler, both of Annamoriah; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grand-children; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mildred Greathouse Villers, and one great-great-grandchild, Kamryn Elaine Boak.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2000

MILDRED VILLERS

Mildred M. Villers, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at Gaslite Villa Convalescent Center.

She was born in Annamoriah and was a life resident of Clinton, Ohio. She attended Norton Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are four sons, H. Dwayne of Barberton, Ohio; Jack of Clinton, Virgil Jr. of Norman and Jerry of Clinton; one daughter, Carol Senderak-Vargo of Clinton; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Sr., and one brother, Willard Basnett.

Services were held at Hahn-Hostetler Funeral Home, Barberton Ohio, with Rev. Lewis Villers and Rev. Jonathan Villers officiating. Burial was in Clinton Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2001

MILDRED VILLERS

Mildred B. Villers, 80, of Annamoriah, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Burnt House, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Scott T. and Ova Mae Grogg Greathouse. She was a member of Snyder Chapel Community Church, Annamoriah, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, George Darrell Villers; one son and daughter-in-law, William and Sherry Villers of Glenwood, Ga.; two daughters, Patsy B. Bowers and Sandy Fowler and husband Terry Fowler, all of Annamoriah; one step-son, Roy Darrell Bowers and wife Mary of Grantsville; five sisters, Maxine Davis of Slate, Pauline Messner of Barberton, Ohio, Juanita McFadden of Burning Springs, Virginia Swart of Annamoriah and Emma Arthur of Mineral Wells; four brothers, Buck Greathouse of Bellview, Eugene Greathouse of Burning Springs, Huey Greathouse of Lowell, Ohio, and Frank Greathouse of Portage Lakes, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Farley Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 January 2010

STERGEL AUSTIN VINCENT

Rev. Stergel Austin Vincent, 81, of Washington, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Chloe, the son of the late Kenneth and Alda Vincent.

He was a Korean War veteran and pastored for 35 years in area Baptist churches, including New England, Pine Grove, Belmont and Southside Southern. He was a machinist and retired from BorgWarner.

Surviving are two children, Sandy Prather of Washington and David Vincent of Paden City; six grandchildren; three great-grand-children; and one brother, William Paul Vincent of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zella Vincent; two sisters; and two brothers. Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. Claude Stevens and Pastor Paul Drake officiating.

Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 April 2001

HOY VINEYARD

Hoy M. Vineyard, 78, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Apr. 6, 2001, at the home of a friend.

He was born at Vineyard Ridge, Roane County, the son of the late Wade and Fanny Sarver Vineyard. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of General Electric, Washington, and a former employee of Monsanto, Nitro, and was a farmer and cattleman.

Surviving are two step-sons, Tommy V. Carper of Big Bend and Randall K. Carper of Sugarland, Tex.; special friend and companion, Nell Marie Graham of Spencer; two brothers, Ross and Ralph, both of Vineyard Ridge; two sisters, Opal Vineyard Ridge and Gail of Maryland; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Carper Vineyard; one daughter, Ellen Vineyard Drake; and three brothers, Robert, Virgil and Earl.

To honor his request, there were no services or visitation. His remains were to be cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2000

ROY 'JOE' VIRDEN, JR.

Roy "Joe" Virden, Jr., 79, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation, Glenville.

He was born in St. Marys, the son of the late Roy J. Virden, Sr., and Estella Snyder Virden. He held a bachelor's degree from West Liberty State College and a master's degree from West Virginia University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He taught and coached at several schools in Ohio and West Virginia. He retired from Calhoun County High School and was a former councilman and mayor of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Catharine Flynn Virden; three sons, Lt. Commander Roy J. Virden of Ft. Meade, Md., Chief Petty Officer Michael J. Virden of Little Cree Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Va., and Petty Officer First Class Robert D. Virden of Ft. Meade; one brother, J.S. Virden of Lancaster, Ohio; one sister, Linda V. Gault of Wilmington, N.C.; two nephews; and two nieces.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in W.Va. National Cemetery, Grafton.

(Larry Heffner)


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