"W" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

DELMAS G. WAGONER

Delmas G. "Mick" Wagoner, 81, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Ritchie County, a son of the late Charlie and Jane Cunningham Wagoner. He was a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways in Calhoun County and a well-known area vegetable farmer. He attended Full Gospel Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Emma Taylor Wagoner; nine sons, Wilford Wagoner, Rev. Robert Wagoner, Raymond Wagoner, Ronzel Wagoner, Charlie Wagoner and Jeffrey Wagoner, all of Big Springs, Curtis Wagoner of Cleveland, Evangelist Harvey Wagoner of Pleasant Hill and Bradley Wagoner of Harlem, Ga.; four daughters, Jane McClung of Macfarlan, Patricia Starcher of Five Forks, Charlotte VanCamp of Big Springs and Judy Heinly of Big Bend; four brothers, Paul Wagoner, Ernest Wagoner and Hatzell Wagoner, all of Big Bend, and Ora Wagoner of Broadview Heights, Ohio; three sisters, Margie Sims of Kirkland, Ohio, Leona Taylor of Elizabeth and Nellie Sims of Big Bend; 39 grand-children; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Clyde Wagoner, Ervin Wagoner, Carl Wagoner, Jr., and Olin Wagoner; and four grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Full Gospel Church, with Rev. James Sollars officiating, and burial in Taylor Cemetery, near Big Springs.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/16/1995

DELMAS G. WAGONER

Delmas G. "Mick" Wagoner, 81, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born in Ritchie County, a son of the late Charlie and Jane Cunningham Wagoner. He was a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways in Calhoun County and a well-known area vegetable farmer. He attended Full Gospel Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Emma Taylor Wagoner; nine sons, Wilford Wagoner, Rev. Robert Wagoner, Raymond Wagoner, Ronzel Wagoner, Charlie Wagoner and Jeffrey Wagoner, all of Big Springs, Curtis Wagoner of Cleveland, Evangelist Harvey Wagoner of Pleasant Hill and Bradley Wagoner of Harlem, Ga.; four daughters, Jane McClung of Macfarlan, Patricia Starcher of Five Forks, Charlotte VanCamp of Big Springs and Judy Heinly of Big Bend; four brothers, Paul Wagoner, Ernest Wagoner and Hatzell Wagoner, all of Big Bend, and Ora Wagoner of Broadview Heights, Ohio; three sisters, Margie Sims of Kirkland, Ohio, Leona Taylor of Elizabeth and Nellie Sims of Big Bend; 39 grand-children; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Wagoner; four brothers, Clyde Wagoner, Ervin Wagoner, Carl Wagoner, Jr., and Olin Wagoner; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Full Gospel Church, with Rev. James Sollars officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ELZA WAGONER

3/25/1999

Elza Wagoner, 90, of Sand Ridge, died Thursday, Mar. 18, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George and Elizabeth Starcher Wagoner. He was a farmer.

Surviving are one daughter, Susan Davidson of Davisville; three sons, Elmer and Gene Wagoner, both of Sand Ridge, and Ray Wagoner of Sutton; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Sapp Wagoner; second wife, Myra Midcap Wagoner; one infant daughter; two brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jim Midcap officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 March 2000

EUGENE WAGONER Eugene Wagoner, 72, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Ray and Icy Hively Wagoner. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and University of Seoul, Korea, through the U.S. Army of which he was a veteran, having served as a payroll clerk, bomb diffuser and detonator. He retired from Chrysler Corporation with 30 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Vera Madeline Wagoner; two sons, Michael Wagoner of Hartville, Ohio, and Stephen Wagoner of Peninsula, Ohio; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Regina Lynn Wagoner.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/25/1995

GLADYS I. WAGONER

Gladys Irene Wagoner, 69, of Spencer, died Wednesday, May 17, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William and Eva Craddock Sampson. She was a homemaker and a member of Keffer United Methodist Church near Clover.

Surviving are one daughter, Connie Nichols of Otto; three sons, Freddie Wagoner of Otto, Robert Wagoner of Spencer and David Wagoner of Statesville, N.C.; two brothers, Roscoe Sampson of South Carolina and Lovell Sampson of Grantsville; three half-brothers, Gerald Sampson, Darrell Sampson and Doyle Sampson, all of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Edward Wagoner, in 1989; and two sons, George William Wagoner and Loren Edward Wagoner.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WILFORD L. WAGONER

1/8/1998

Wilford L. "Bo Bo" Wagoner, 56, of Big Springs, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Emma Taylor Wagoner of Big Springs and the late Delmas G. Wagoner. He was a former employee of Cain Oil and Gas of Big Bend and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Leigh C. Woodyard Wagoner; one daughter, Kimberly Godfrey of Grants-ville; two sons, Steve Wagoner and Kevin Wagoner, both of Big Springs; four sisters, Jane McClung of MacFarland, Patricia Starcher of Five Forks, Charlotte VanCamp of Big Springs and Judy Heinly of Big Bend; eight brothers, Rev. Robert Wagoner, Raymond Wagoner, Ronzel Wagoner, Charlie Wagoner and Jeffrey Wagoner, all of Big Springs, Curtis Wagoner of Cleveland, Bradley Wagoner of Harlen, Ga., and Evangelist Harvey Wagoner of Pleasant Hill; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Freddie Glen Wagoner, and one sister, Pamela Wagoner.

Services were held at Full Gospel Church, Big Springs, with Rev. James Sollars officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery near Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/22/1994

WILLADENE WALBROWN

Willadene Walbrown, 54, of Linden, died Monday, Sept 12, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Milo, a daughter of Curtis L. and Dorothy Miller Walbrown of Linden.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Fink Cemetery, near Minnora.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/23/1995

ROBERT KEENER WALDO

Robert Keener "Bob" Waldo, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 1995, in Williamsburg, Pa., after a 3-month illness.

He was born in Grantsville, son of the late Howard and Stella Keener Waldo.

He served as a guard at W. Va. Penitentiary prior to WWII, served as an M.P. in WWII, and retired from police work in Newport News, Va., 20 years ago.

He is survived by a daughter, Doris Jean Waldo Wyatt and husband John of Hampton, Va.; three grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and a niece, Edith "Edie Lou" Waldo Butler of Georgetown, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Shanklin Waldo, in 1973; a brother, Howard "Bud" Waldo, in 1973; and a younger brother and sister in 1913.

Graveside services and burial were held in Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/16/1996

HAROLD E. WALKER

Harold E. Walker, 61, of Weirton, died Thursday, May 9, 1996, at his residence. He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Olga Walker Ferrell of Big Bend and the late Carl Walker, and stepson of the late Russell Ferrell.

He was retired from Weirton Steel Mill.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Walker; two sons, Vernon Walker of Big Bend and Mike Walker of Pleasant Hill; one stepdaughter, Janet Casto of Weirton; three brothers, Irvin Walker of Big Bend, Ronnie Walker of Munday and Jack Walker of Big Bend; one sister, Janice Kelly of Belmont; two half-sisters, Norma Queen of St. Marys and Naomi Kellar of Big Bend; one stepsister Isabelle Parsons of Georgia; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Edward Walker; one sister, Betty Holbert; and one stepbrother, Harold Ferrell.

Services were held at Turley Funeral Home, New Cumberland, with Rev. Charles E. Andrews officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/21/1995

JOSHUA PAUL WALKER

Joshua Paul Walker, infant son of Jason P. and Julie D. Carper Walker of Elizabeth, was stillborn on Friday, Dec. 15, 1995, at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown.

Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandparents, Doug and Cathy Carper of Chloe, and paternal grandparents, Jack and Janet Walker of Big Bend; maternal great-grandparents, Ross and Gladys Carper of Left Hand, Denver Truman of Chloe and Sabrie Truman of Scott Depot; paternal great-grandmothers, Olga Ferrell of Big Bend and Mildred Walker Wyer of Grantsville; and several uncles and aunts.

Graveside services were held at Big Bend Cemetery, Big Bend, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, handled arrangements.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/24/1995

CARL WALLBROWN, SR.

Carl Wallbrown, Sr., 87, of Akron, Ohio, died Monday, July 31, 1995.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late W.H. and Grace Price Wallbrown. He was a retired employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He resided in the Akron area for 42 years.

Surviving are two sons, Carl, Jr., and Gerald, both of Akron; two brothers, Dale of Arnoldsburg and Bernard of Spencer; three sisters, Hazel Brannon and Pearl King, both of Arnoldsburg, and Eula Hall of Spencer; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Elizabeth Knoble Wallbrown, in 1992.

Services were held at Hopkins and Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Harold D. Bradley officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park Mausoleum, Akron.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/2/1995

JOSEPH WALLBROWN

Joseph Clay Wallbrown, 93, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1995, at Calhoun General Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late John and Ocie Parsons Wallbrown. He was a retired sawmill operator, a farmer, and a Methodist.

Surviving are two daughters, Marie McKown of Arnoldsburg and Anna Mae Lowe of Spencer; two sisters, Ethel Webb of Spencer and Virgie Batten of Ohio; 20 granchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and 16 step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie Shaffer Wallbrown; one son, Oral Rex Wallbrown; one daughter, Bernice Wallbrown; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; three sisters; and three brothers.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/29/1995

AUDREY MAE WALTER

Audrey Mae Settle Walter, 59, of Guttenberg, Iowa, died Friday, June 9, 1995, at her home following an extended illness.

She was a daughter of the late Otho and Goldie Campbell Settle. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1954 and served three years in the U.S. Navy. She was a member of Guttenberg Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Edwin Walter; four sons, Joe of Las Vegas, Nev., and Brian, Barth and Craig of Guttenburg; two daughters, Sarah Sheelah of Andrew, Iowa, and Beth Wu of Iowa City, Iowa; three sisters, Idell Minney and Aretta Schoolcraft of Stumptown and Ona Paxton of Spencer; six brothers, Lee, Virgle, Seymour, Charles and Ben, all of Parkersburg, and George of Guttenberg.

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

Services and burial were in Guttenburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/23/1995

AMIE WARD

Amie Ward, 78, of Belpre, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Mar. 19, 1995, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late James F. and Elizabeth Modesitt Richards. She was a former employee of Corning Glass Co. of Parkersburg.

Surviving are two daughters, Sherlene J. Ward of Belpre, and Connie Diane Sampson of Millstone; two sisters, Zanie Yost of Parkersburg and Mamie Fredrick of Belpre; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ward, in 1983; and four brothers. Services will be held Thursday, Mar. 23, 2 p.m., at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ANDREA M. WARD

6/19/1997

Andrea M. Ward, 34, of Butner, N.C., died Monday, June 9, 1997, at Murdoch Center, Butner.

She was born in San Diego, Calif., a daughter of Denzil G. and Andelen Holbrook Ward of Bracey, Va.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two brothers, Craig S. Paine of Los Angeles, Calif., and Fred W. Ward of Raleigh, N.C.; and paternal grandmother, Genevive Ward of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Justin Paine.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Fred Basnett, Jr., officiating. Burial was in White Pine Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/2/1995

BERNARD HILTON WARD

Bernard Hilton Ward, 82, died unexpectedly at his home in Atwater, Ohio, Thursday, Dec. 22, 1994.

Born in Grantsville, he was a graduate of Garfield High School, Akron, Ohio. He was a resident of Randolph, Ohio, for 48 years. He worked for Umbaugh Co., Ravenna, Ohio, until 1977. He was an inventor, holding three U. S. patents.

He was active in several community organizations, including Randolph Lions Club (he was "Lion of the Year" in 1993), Order of Eastern Star Chapter 46, Area Agency on Aging, RSVP of Portage County, and Portage County Society of the Blind. He was a charter member of Ravenna Area Democrats, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Unity Masonic Lodge 12, Ravenna, and a member of Randolph United Methodist Church. He was a medal winner at the Senior Olympics and was a pen pal of Rootstown Elementary School first grade for more than 10 years. He was a World War II veteran and was well-known for his wood carvings and chainsaw art, which won him several awards.

Surviving are his second wife, Dovie (married 48 years); one daughter, Dorothy Ward Scott Smith of Jane Lew; his mother, Cora Rose Ward of Oviedo, Fla.; one sister, Madeline, of New Mexico; three granddaughters; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a cousin, Mona Ball Fowler of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel; two grandchildren; a brother, Ursel; and a sister, Velma Boland.

In keeping with his love of knowledge and the sciences, Mr. Ward donated his body to Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio. Memorial service was held at Randolph United Methodist Church, Randolph.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - May 20, 1999

MAX WARD

Max Ward, 85, of Glenville died May 19, 1999, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was a native of Mount Zion, Calhoun County. He was a graduate of Glenville State College and received two degrees from Harvard University. He was a former teacher with Calhoun County schools and Glenville State College, a post-doctoral research associate at Harvard and a former program manager at the National Science Foundation.

Surviving: daughters, Barbara Grubb and Marjorie Mahler; sisters, Madge and Irene; brother, Rex; three grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at a later date. The body was cremated. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Ward's home, 108 N. Court St., Glenville. Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MELVIN O. WARD

8/16/1998

Melvin O. (Jupie) Ward, 50, of Elizabeth, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of Leona Cowan Ward of Grantsville and the late A.I. Ward.

He was a 1967 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a U.S. Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam era. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic by Bosley Construction Co. and was a former employee of Criss Concrete. He was Camp Ranger at Camp Kootaga for the Boy Scouts of America for several years and was active in numerous scout functions. He was a member of American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg, and Elizabeth United Methodist Church.Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Lori Butcher Ward; three sons, Toby and wife Leslie Ward of Parkersburg, Jason Ward, a student at Glenville State College, and Brian Ward of Elizabeth; two brothers, Jack Cowan of Vincent, Ohio, and Gale Ward of Elizabeth; three sisters, Virginia Bush of Petroleum, Linda Sampson of St. Marys, and Brenda Golden of Vienna; and several nieces and nephews.Services were held at Elizabeth U.M. Church, with Rev. Paul G. Rebelo officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth, with military honors.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/8/1996

ANGELA JO WATKINS

Angela Jo 'A.J.' Watkins, 28, of Chloe, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Summit County, Ohio, a daughter of Daris and Mary Long Watkins of Chloe. She was a licensed practical nurse at Braxton Health Care Center, Flatwoods.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Michelle Mollohan of Duck, and Sharon Watkins of Chloe; one brother, Daniel Watkins of Chloe; paternal grandmother, Mary Magdeline Watkins of Beckley; and maternal grandparents, Buford and Mable Long of Duck.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DELBERT WATKINS

7/10/1997

Delbert Watkins, 65, of Brimfield, Ohio, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Kent, Ohio.

He was born in Chloe, a son of the late Leslie and Susie Metheney Watkins. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was employed by General Motors, Lordstown, Ohio. He was a member of Mission Baptist Temple.

Surviving are his wife, Joanne Watkins of Kent; one daughter, Cindy Quesenberry of Kent; one son, David Watkins of Streetsboro, Ohio; three sisters, Wilma Cooper of Springfield Township, Ohio, Marie Frame of Clinton, Ohio, and Dora Oldaker of Oceanside, Calif.; two brothers, Ray Watkins of Akron and Bill Watkins of Chloe; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Metheney Cemetery, Nobe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARY M. WATKINS

6/26/1997

Mary M. Watkins, 77, of Frametown, died Sunday, June 22, 1997, at Laurel Health Care Center, Big Otter.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Homer Vaughan and Edith Anderson Metheney. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Bud Watkins of Akron, Daris Watkins and Walter Watkins, both of Chloe, and Jack Watkins of Arnoldsburg; one daughter, Mary Ann Marks of Frametown; one brother, Delvin Anderson of Akron; one sister, Geraldine Anderson of Chloe; one half-brother, Pat Vaughan of Chloe; four half-sisters, Macel Miller of Columbus, Mildred Carter of Chloe, June Carter and Virgie Shaffer, both of Akron; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Watkins; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating, and burial in Metheney Cemetery, Nebo.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WILLIE WATKINS

1/29/1998

Willie "Bill" Watkins, 70, of Chloe, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at his residence.

He was born in Chloe, a son of the late Leslie and Susie Metheney Watkins.

He was a farmer and a member of Walnut Methodist Church, near Chloe.

Surviving are his wife, Rhea Cooper Watkins of Chloe; three sisters, Marie Frame of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Wilma Cooper of Akron and Dora Oldaker of Oceanside, Calif; one brother, Ray Watkins of Akron; two foster children, William Watkins and Kathy Wallbrown, both of Chloe; and five foster grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Walter Watkins and Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating, and burial in Metheney Cemetery, near Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/25/1995

MARY DYE WATSON

Mary Dye Watson, 92, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late John K. and Sarah Jane Prince Dye. Surviving is one niece, Dorothy Fowler of Grantsville.

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

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

MONTY WATSON

1/29/1998

Monty Keith "Barney" Watson, 34, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, Jan 22, 1998, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta.

He was born in Wood County, a son of Carlos E. "Mick" Watson of Elizabeth and the late Betty Jane Monroe Watson. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Two Ripple Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are one daughter, Taylor Watson of Elizabeth; one brother, Brian Shane Watson of Lubeck; three sisters, Carla Ashley of Arnoldsburg, and Beth Watson and Melissa Villers, both of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

GOLDIE M. WAYBRIGHT

6/4/1998

Goldie M. Waybright, 78, of Conesville, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Coshocton, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Arthur Waybright, Sr.; one son, Arthur Waybright, Jr., of Parkersburg; three daughters, Phyllis Whipkey of Nobe, Elizabeth Bailey of Parkersburg and Rita Shepard of Chillicothe, Ohio; two brothers, and several grand-children.

Services were held at Free Funeral Home, Coshocton. Burial was in Coshocton Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ERCEL WAYNE

5/21/1998

Ercel Wayne, 80, of Spencer, died Thursday, May 14, 1998, in Roane General Hospital following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Benjamin F. and Mary Parsons Wayne. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired coal miner. He was a member of Apostolic Faith Chapel, Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Mercer Wayne, two step-daughters, Carolyn Persinger of Oakland, Md., and Patsy Carter of Spencer; six step-sons, Ted Zehm of Ravenswood, John Zehm of Beaufort, S.C., Robert Zehm of Rogers, Ark., Larry Zehm of Beverly Hills, Fla., Walter Cottrell of Parkersburg and Roger Cottrell of Spencer; one brother, Joseph Wayne of Akron, Ohio; 22 step-grandchildren; and 20 step-great-grandchildren.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EUGENE WAYNE

4/8/1999

Eugene H. Wayne, 70, of Taylorsville, Ky., died Wednesday, Mar. 24, 1999, at Thomas Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore, Ky.

He was born in Taylor County. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired shipping clerk from Girdler and Tube Turns with 36 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Eloise Griffin Wayne; one daughter, Patricia Langley; two sisters, Katherine Walker and Bonnie Diehl; and two grandsons, Adam and Matthew Langley, who cared for him.

Services were held at Rutterman and Sons Funeral Home, Louisville, Ky. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens, Mt. Washington, Ky. Memorial gifts suggested to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/31/1996

ORVIE WAYNE

Orvie Wayne, 81, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996, in Roane General Hospital.

A homemaker, she was born in Roane County, a daughter of the late George and Bertha May Falls. She was a former lay minister for United Methodist Church and attended Church of the Living God, Spencer.

Surviving are two daughters, Mazel Burroughs of Spencer and Anna Boggess of Liverpool; five sons, Lloyd H. Wayne of Minnora, Nolan Wayne of Chloe, Frank Wayne of Shinnston, Larry Wayne of Orrville, Ohio, and Jerry Wayne of Parkersburg; three sisters, Rosie Hicks of Arnoldsburg, Lillie Butler of Minnora and Millie Bishop of Millstone; three brothers, Herman Falls of Glenville, John Falls of Grantsville and Arnold R. Falls of Arnoldsburg; 25 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Wayne, and one daughter, Macel Cabell.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Austin White and Rev. Olive Swiney officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

LEAR WEARS

3/5/1998

Lear Wears, 72, of Port Clinton, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 1, 1998, at Providence Hospital, Sandusky, Ohio.

She was born in Beech, a daughter of the late Roy and Martha Jane Lowers Butler. She was a retired homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Everett Wears of Port Clinton; three daughters, Barbara Wicker of Sandusky and Connie Craw-ford and Sheri Hurst, both of Port Clinton; two sons, Mike Wears of Port Clinton and Bill Butler of West Virginia; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Butler of Spencer and Donzel Butler of Beech; five sisters, Laura Webb and Georgia Akinson, both of Spencer, Rushie Oglesbee of Sandusky and Virginia Parsons and Stella Hall, both of Parkersburg; and several cousins in the Calhoun area.

She was preceded in death by one son, Larry Wears; one daughter, Laura Wears; three brothers, Ray Brannon, Dolpha Butler and Nelson Butler; and two sisters, Gae Smith and Genevieve Butler. Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Gerner-Wolf-Kopchak Funeral Home, Port Clinton, with Rev. Duane A. Wrye officiating, and burial in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RALPH WEASE

4/1/1999

Ralph D. Wease, 66, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Mar. 22, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in White Pine, the son of the late Claude R. and Anna B. Maloney Wease. He was a 1952 graduate of Calhoun County High School and received the Curtis P. Arts football award. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and worked for Marbon Chemical, now G.E. Plastics. He was a lifetime member of National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his wife, Levata L. Mills Wease of Parkersburg; two sons, Kevin W. Wease of Annamoriah and Rodney G. Wease of Parkersburg; two brothers, Don and Clyde Wease, both of Melbourne, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Amber, Michael and Larry Wease.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Claudine Wease, and three brothers, Darrell, Austin and Jimmy.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/3/1995

ARDEN G. WEAVER

Arden Glenn Weaver, 59, of Tanner, died Friday, July 28, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of Alma Williams Weaver of Tanner, and the late Myrth Weaver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and later served in the National Guard. He served as a police officer in Akron for several years. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, in Akron, and Police and Firefighters Retirees of Ohio, Chapter 25. He was a 1954 graduate of Barberton High School, Barberton, Ohio. He was Protestant.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Barbara Lang Weaver; two daughters, Deborah Lee Dockus of Medina, Ohio, and Carla Ann Sivard of Doylestown, Ohio; one son, Rick Weaver of Nicut; one sister, Maxine DeLancey of Parkersburg; and four grandchildren.

The body was cremated. No services or visitation were held.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


FRANK WEAVER

Obituary: Frank Weaver Succumbs (November 8, 1933)

Frank D. Weaver, prominent citizen of Pine Creek, died in a Clarksburg hospital late Wednesday afternoon following an illness with spinal meningitis. He had been ill for several weeks with an aggravated attack of sinusitis which developed into a form of meningitis. Medical advice was sought in Charleston, Parkersburg, and Clarksburg but nothing could be done to alleviate his misery.

Mr. Weaver was well known in Calhoun County. He served as a part of a term as county superintendent of schools and stood high in the teaching fraternity. At one time he was associted with his brother, A. E. Weaver, in the Grantsville Lumber & Manufacturing Co., following which he purchased and moved to a farm on Pine Creek where he resided at the time of his death. He was a first class citizen, respected for his honesty and square dealing, and news of his death was received with genuine regret.

The deceased was born in Sherman district, this county, a son of Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Weaver. He was about fifty-three years of age and is survived by his parents, his wife, who was Miss Mabel Rothwell before marriage, and the following children: Glenn Weaver and Mrs. Geraldine Wydiel of Akron, O; Mrs. Albert Stump, of Grantsville; Gifford, Ernest, Loran, Delbert, Donald and Doris, at home. Brothers and sisters surviving are Mrs. Scott Burns, of Apple Farm; Roy Weaver, of Clarksburg; Orvan Weaver of Pittsburgh; A.A. Weaver, of Russett, and A.E. and O.D. Weaver, of Grantsville.

Funeral services will be held at St. Pauls Church, on Pine Creek, at ??p.m., Friday afternoon.

(Virginia Buck)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOHN D. WEAVER

5/8/1997

John Delbert Weaver, 72, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospice, Tucson, Ariz.

He was born near Grantsville, a son of the late Frank Weaver and Mabel Rothwell Weaver.

He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1940. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II and Korean War. He retired from the National Science Foundation. He was a technician at Green Bank and at Kits Peak, Ariz.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine Arthur Weaver of Tucson; one daughter, Carolyn Afanasiev of Campbell, Calif.; one son, Charles "Chuck" Weaver of Tucson; three sisters, Doris Weaver Griffith of Lancaster, S.C., Gladys Weaver Stump of Grantsville and Geraldine Weaver Weidel of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Don Weaver of Virginia Beach, Va., and Gifford Weaver of Hur; four grandchildren; and numerous relatives in West Virginia and Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela, in January, 1997, and three brothers, Glen, Ernest and Lauren Weaver.

Services were held in Tucson.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

JOHNNY J. WEAVER

2/19/1998

Johnny J. Weaver, 78, of Nobe, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at his residence.

He was born in Gilmer County, a son of the late John Gideon and Delphia Lockard Weaver. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three sisters, Mae Jennings and Ova Bragg, both of Nobe, and Mary M. Yoak of Five Forks; and one brother, Bernard Weaver of Nobe.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ava Naylor.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Mt. Liberty Cemetery, Tanner.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARY WEAVER

2/27/1997

Mary L. Weaver, 67, of Hur, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Spencer, a daughter of the late Lester and Letha Stanley Parks. She was a former supervisor for U.S. Navy Exchange, Virginia Beach, Va. She was a member of Chapel in the Woods, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and Order of Eastern Star, all of Virginia Beach.

Surviving are one daughter, Charlotte Rider of Grantsville; one sister, Virginia Crislip of Laurel, Md.; and three greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Weaver.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WEAVER, OPAL

3/26/1998

Opal Weaver, 79, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Sand Ridge, died Saturday, Mar. 21, 1998, at Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Nettie Jarvis Greathouse. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald L. Arnold of Canton and Larry Arnold of Little Hocking, Ohio; one daughter, Joy Shock of Walterboro, S.C.; one sister, Beulah Carpenter of Newark, Ohio; one step-daughter, Sharon Lowery of Parkersburg; one step-son, Larry Weaver of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Holton V. Weaver.

Services were held Tuesday at Stump Funeral Home, Grants-ville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/7/1995

ROGER D. WEAVER

Roger D. Weaver, 52, of Pettyville, died Monday, Dec. 4, 1995, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Ritchie County, a son of the late Ray and June Smith Weaver. He was an employee of Tebay's Dairy, and attended Wirt County schools. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Pierce Weaver; one son, Tracy Weaver of Clearwater, Fla.; three daughters, Lucinda Weaver of Parkersburg, Melissa Nelson of Clearwater, and Katie Weaver of Pettyville; two stepdaughters, Christine Yates of Parkersburg and Lisa Morrison of Pettyville; one stepson, Roger Morrison, Jr., of Pettyville; one brother, Richard Weaver of Elizabeth; four sisters, Betty Valentine of Elizabeth, Thelma Fluharty of Leachtown, Geneva Maxson of Long Bottom, Ohio, and Cheryl Villers of Annamoriah; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Weaver.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Raymond Ray officiating, and burial in Pine Twist Cemetery, Wirt County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


7/14/1994

WILLIAM C. WEAVER

William C. Weaver, 66, of Longboat Key, Fla., formerly of Charleston, died Thursday, June 9, 1994, in Florida.

He was a native of Grantsville and a five-year resident of Longboat Key. He was a lawyer, having practiced in Charleston for 37 years. He was an Army veteran and a graduate of West Virginia University College of Law. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, and past president of Kanawha County Bar Association and West Virginia State Bar. He was a member of the board of Country Club Shores Home Owners Association.

Surviving are his wife, Cary B. Weaver; daughter, Laura B. of Raleigh, N.C.; and brother, Carlton D. of Ashland, Ky.

Memorial services were held at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, Charleston, with Rev. Graham Hardy officiating. Donations may be made to Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, P.O. Box 3041, Charleston, WV 25331.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/29/1996

HUME WEBB

Hume Webb, 74, of Salem, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 23, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Otto, a son of the late French L. and Lora Nichols Webb. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was assistant police chief for Fairfield Township, a former Salem Township police chief for 24 years, head of security at Quaker City Drag Strip for the past 30 years, and former owner of four gasoline stations in Salem and one in Lisbon, Ohio. He was a former captain of Salem Police Auxiliary, past president of Ohio Peace Officers Association of Columbiana County, Columbiana County Police Chiefs Association, former member of Leetonia Ruritans, member of Mt. Nebo Grange, and member of Country Ramblers and West Virginia Boys, music groups that traveled the area and played in nursing homes and other music events. He was a member of Church of Christ of Hanoverton.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Leola Allen Webb; four sons, Delmer Webb, Fred Webb and William Webb, all of Salem, and Arless Webb of Columbiana; one daughter, Connie Petty of Minerva, Ohio; three sisters, Ruth Ferrell of Akron, Dessie Hildreth of Spencer and Verba Deweese of Grantsville; one brother, Rev. Lee Webb of Salem; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Vonnie Nutter; and three brothers, Rev. Hobart Webb, Harry Webb and Junior Webb.

Services were held Sunday at Arbaugh Pearce Greenisen Funeral Home. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/14/1994

TESSIE THELMA WEBB

Tessie Thelma Starcher Webb, 77, of Spencer, died Sunday, April 10, 1994, at Eldercare, Ripley, after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Curtis and Icy M. Church Starcher. She was a homemaker and belonged to Slate United Methodist Church, Spencer.

Surviving are two daughters, Christina Carol Wyatt of Parkersburg and Marilyn Sue Carper of Veronia, Va.; three sons, Frederick S. Webb, Lawrence Deo Webb and Billy Joe Webb, all of Spencer; two sisters, Vera Blake and Betty Sexton, both of Reedy; two brothers, Kenneth Brooks Starcher of Akron, Ohio, and Holly Lee Starcher of Naples, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Lawrence Webb; a son, Jackie G. Webb; a granddaughter; and two brothers, Edward Starcher and Ivan Starcher.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

CAROLINE WEBSTER

12/24/1998

Carolina Webster, 78, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, in Roane General Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of he late Harrison and Aggie Parsons. She attended Five Forks Community Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one sister, Letha Lane of Lockney; three brothers, Roy and Doy Parsons, both of Five Forks, and Barlon Parsons of Big Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Webster; three brothers, Jim, George and Homer Parsons; and one sister, Mary Godfrey.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ANNA J. WEEKLEY

12/18/1997

Anna Jane Sampson Weekley, 64, of Chapman Road, Weekleyville, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Minnora, a daughter of the late Hurdle and Estel Groggs Sampson. She was an Olive Orange High School graduate where she was a cheerleader for four years. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Ames Dept. Store, Athens. She was affiliated with Vanderhoof Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Charles C. Weekley; two sons, Tom E. Weekley and Charles Robert Weekley, both of Guysville; one daughter, Judy Clark of Guysville; one brother, Rick Sampson of Coolville; four sisters, Gladys Barton, Mickie Spradlin, both of Coolville, Sue Smith of Florida and Marge Benedum of Reedsville; eight grandchildren, one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, David Sampson and Daris Sampson.

Services were held at White Funeral Home, Coolville, with Rev. Cecil A. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Vanderhoof Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/18/1996

LOY WEEKLEY

Loy Weekley, 60, of Canton, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1996, at a Canton hospital, after a short illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Fred Weekley and Lear Weekley of Akron, Ohio. He was retired from Massillon Steel Mills, with 40 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Cora Weekley of Canton; one daughter, Sarah Harder of Princeton, Texas; four sons, Bill Weekley of Akron, Scott Weekley of Massillon, Michael Schnegy of Canton, and Steven Schnegy of Florida; four grandsons; step-mother, Opal Weekley of Vienna; three sisters, Sharon Hill of Lineboro, Md., Geneva Lucas of Kingman, Ariz., and Barbara Smith of Washington, W.Va.; five brothers, Paul Weekley of Knoxville, Tenn., Lowell Weekley of Spencer, William Weekley of Wooster, Ohio, Carroll Weekley of Parkersburg, and Larry Cottrell of Orma.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Norman Loy; one brother, Robert Weekley; and one sister, Glenna Pilgrim.

Services were held at Sanders Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Bill Craddock officiating. Burial was in Mapleton Cemetery, Canton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/31/1994

ROBERT D. WEEKLEY

Robert D. Weekley, 68, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Mar. 28, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Lear Parsons Weekley of Akron, and the late Fred Weekley. He was a graduate of Calhoun High School and Mountain State Business College, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired after 35 years of service with American Cyanamid, and was a member of World Wide Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Waneta Jackson Bowman Weekley; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Mankin of Pomeroy and Pamela Parsons of Tuppers Plains, Ohio; five brothers, Paul Weekley of Knoxville, Tenn., Lowell Weekley of Spencer, Loy Weekley of Canton, William Weekley of Wooster, Ohio, and Carroll Weekley of Parkersburg; two sisters, Glenna Pilgrim of Homeland, Calif., and Sharon Hill of Lineboro, Md.; two granddaughters; his stepmother, Opal Weekley of Vienna; one stepbrother, Larry Cottrell of Orma; and two stepsisters, Geneva Lucas of Arizona and Barbara Smith of Washington.

Memorial services were scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Randy Dellasandro officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RONZEL WEEKLEY

5/20/1999

Ronzel H. Weekley, 79, of Barberton, Ohio, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in Doylestown Health Care Center.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Weekley; two sisters, Zella Brown of Parkersburg and Ruth Stemple of Walker; one brother, Edgar Weekley of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Orma United Methodist Church.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

REVA M. WELCH

2/27/1997

Reva M. Stover Welch, 77, of Cutler, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Major and Roanie Harris Stover. She was a member of Mt. Liberty United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Richard 'Dick' Welch of Columbus, Curt Welch of Cutler and Dallas Welch of Coolville; three daughters, Jean Mayle of Cutler, Sharon Matlack of Stewart and Diann Dunfee of Lancaster; one half-sister, Mae Sharpe of Athens; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Welch; two brothers, Delbert Stover and Denver Stover, two sisters, Gladys Kittle and Geraldine Mitchell; two half-brothers, Earl Stover and Murch Harmon; and one grandson, Michael Mayle.

Services were held at Spencer Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Jack Berry officiating. Burial was in Mt. Liberty Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - June 27, 1998

SHARON F. WELCH

Sharon F. Welch, 56, of Bean Station died June 24, 1998, in the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, after a long illness.

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

Surviving: husband, Larry D. Welch; daughters, Peggy Morrison of Bean Station; Sharon K. Haynes of Cleveland, Tenn., Verronica Carter of Sevierville; son, Ronald Richards of Spencer, W.Va.; sister, Nancy Bolger of Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, W.Va., with the Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Broomstick Cemetery, Five Forks, Calhoun County, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BERTHA WELLS

8/26/1999

Bertha Wells, 88, of Creston, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Mattie Villers Arthur. She was a member of Creston United Methodist Church and was a home-maker.

Surviving is one sister, Laura Meadows of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Wells; four brothers, Herbert Arthur, John Arthur, Louie Arthur and Ira Arthur; and four sisters, Hazel Cain, Ella Buck, Ola Wilson and Ollie Boise.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/17/1994

JOHN M. WELLS

John M. Wells, 83, of Rt. 5, Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1994, at Worthington Manor Care Center.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Charles and Marcella Baker Wells. He was a World War II veteran and retired as owner of Johnny's Auto Parts and Motel. He was a charter member of Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville, and a member of Scottish Rite and Mount Olivet Lodge 3, AF&AM.

Surviving are his wife, Faye Deen Wells; two sons, Ronald Wells and Donald Wells, both of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Wells of Chicago and Roosevelt Wells of Rupert; and one sister, Mary Wells of Grantsville.

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

Services were at Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville, with Rev. Bill Angel officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 November 1999

MARY WELLS

Mary A. Wells, 93, of Terra Alta, formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Preston Memorial Hospital, Kingwood.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Charles G. and Marsella F. Baker Wells. She was a housekeeper for families and businesses in Grantsville for many years, and former carrier for the Grit newspaper. She was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving is one brother, James Wells of Chicago, Ill.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

THEODORE R. WELLS

8/6/1998

Theodore R. "Shorty" Wells, 84, of Rupert, Greenbrier County, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County.Surviving are his wife, Helen; two daughters, Susan Miller and Frances Scott; two sons, Carl Wells and Gene Wells; one stepson, John Roberts; one sister, Mary Wells; and one brother, James Wells.

Services were held at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle. Burial was in End of the Trail Cemetery, Clintonville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WELSH, NELL "NIN"

11/5/98

Leola Nelle "Nin" Welsh, 86, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Five Forks, the daughter of the late John and Beulah Metz Whipkey. She owned Welsh's Diner, Grantsville, worked as a cook in the Calhoun County school system and in the Foster Grandparent Program at Pleasant Hill School. She attended Five Forks Community Church and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Marva Barker of Grantsville and Leona Boggs of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Guy F. Boggs, Jr., of Vienna, Myra Boggs West of Parkersburg, Doug Boggs of Five Forks and Billy "Biff" Barker of Grantsville; six great-grandchildren, Amber, Nathan and Brianna Boggs of Vienna, Kirk Stump of Parkersburg, and Misty and Kayla Boggs of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Clarence" Welsh, in 1972; three brothers, Ralph Whipkey, Brady Whipkey and Johnny Whipkey; and three sisters, Hope Kawalski, Geraldine White and Hila Collins Barr.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/9/1995

ANNE H. WEST

Anne H. West, 74, of Stow, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 27, 1995, after an extended illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Frederick and Bessie Stalnaker Hardman, and was a lifetime resident of the Akron area. She graduated from Calhoun County High School, and received her B.S. from Salem College and M.S. from Madison University. Member of The Chapel in University Park, she had spent time in six European countries to compare office machinery and procedures; touring Europe to investigate taaching methods.

She retired in 1989 as Professor Emeritus of Business Office Technology from University of Akron, where she served as secretarial area coordinator, project director and senior instructor in two Akron-Summit-Medina CETA Secretarial Training Programs; developed Word Processing Option in secretarial area; served on University Council as secretary and member of procedural committee for two years; served on electronic typewriter committee and word processing committee; and other committees; acted as chair of many for Community and Technical College; and served as C&T College representative to the president for the 1983-84 school year.

Her professional activities included acting as consultant for Summit County Court of Appeals and for Akron Beacon Journal, and teaching individual development programs for Akron Business and Professional Women. She was nominated for Northeastern Ohio Business Teacher of the Year Award, appeared in Women's History Week first edition of Who's Who in the Akron Business and Professional Women/USA member for 1983-84 having served on state committees.

Her membership in professional organizations included serving as past president and individual development chair of Akron Business and Professional Women; past finance chair, Delta Kappa Gamma (honorary); past W. Va. state work affairs chair, Business and Professional Women; past president, Clarksburg Altrusa Club; charter member and director, Association of Information Specialists Professionals, Akron/Canton Chapter; member, Akron Area Business Teachers Assoc., Ohio Business Teachers Assoc., National Business Education Assoc., Akron Assoc. of University Professors, and American Assoc. of University Women.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Jane West of Hudson; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Fritz Warren of Akron; grandsons, Paul and Logan West; granddaughters, Lisa and Jennifer Warren; sister Betty Ross of Richmond, Va.; several nieces and nephews; cousins, James E. Morford of Grantsville and Eleanore Brannon of Arnoldsburg; and a very close friend, Ola Jarvis Stalfort of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her huband, Paul E. West, after 18 years of marriage; one son, Ken; and an aunt, Martha Hall.

Services were held at West Hill Baptist Church, Akron, with Pastor Gary Moosey officiating. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Anne H. West Memorial Scholarship Fund, 7726 Oxgate Court, Hudson, Ohio 44236.

NOTE: Correction appears in the 2/16/1995 edition of the Chronicle, correcting her parents names to Frederick and Bessie Stalnaker Hardman. This change has been made to the above obituary.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 December 1999

JAMES WEST

James A. West, 71, of Nebo, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Alexander and Addie Pearl Tanner West. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of VFW Post #4419, Clay.

Surviving are two sons, James E. and John M. West, both of Hope, Ark.; one daughter, Cynthia C. Cottrell of Nebo; two brothers, Edward West of Tallmage, Ohio, and Homer West of Deerfield, Ohio; five sisters, Ota Cardie of Ohio, Bertha Howard of Tennessee, Ruby Starcher of Nebo, Ollie Gibson of Akron, Ohio, and Delsie Priddy of Clearwater, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dewey Lee West, and one infant sister, Emma Elizabeth West.

Services were held at Unity Gospel Tabernacle Church, Nebo, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/8/1994

MANESSA S. WEST

Manessa Sharline West, 2-week-old infant daughter of William Robert and Sherry Ann West of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 1994, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington. She was born in Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to her parents are paternal grandmother, Roberta West of Nobe; maternal grandparents, William and Wilma Robinson of Nobe; paternal great-grandparents, Arlie and Ivy Bush of Tanner; and maternal great-grandmother, Violet Williams of Parkersburg.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glen McBride officiating, and burial to be in Nobe Cemetery, Nobe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/16/1995

DOROTHY L. WESTFALL

Dorothy L. Westfall, 59, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1995, at St. Jospeh's Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illenss.

She was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Charles F. and Thelma Arnold Wilson. She was a retired magistrate's assistant in Grantsville, and was a member of Glenville Episcopal Church.

Surviving are her husband, Scottie Westfall; two sons, Scottie Westfall II of Grantsville and Doug Westfall of Clinton, N.C.; one grandson, Scottie Westfall III of Grantsville; three granddaughters, Laura Westfall and Catie Westfall, both of Clinton, and Casey Westfall of Grantsville.

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

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/20/1995

LIDDIE E. WESTFALL

Liddie Ellen Westfall, 74, of Pullman, died Tuesday, July 11, 1995, at Americare-Glenville after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Zemoria and Bessie Stafford Selmon. Surviving are four sons, Cherrell Wilson, Darrell Wilson and Kenneth Wilson, all of Grantsville, and Doil Wilson of Pullman; three daughters, Flossie Nicholson and Marlene Knight, both of Grantsville, and Betty Hosey of Pullman; two brothers, Bob Selmon of Big Springs and Harry Selmon of Rockport; and two sisters, Mae Wilson and Rosalee Collins, both of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfred H. Wilson; her second husband, Lester Westfall, Jr.; two daughters; and one grandson.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 November 1999

BERTIE (PROPST) WHIPKEY

Bertie Whipkey, 99, of Chardon, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in Orwell, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James and Susanna Smith Propst. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Geraldine Johnson of Chardon; one son, Richard Whipkey of Richmond, Ga.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Casper Whipkey; two sons; and two daughters.

Services were scheduled Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/17/1994

CLARENCE WHIPKEY

Clarence H. Whipkey, 84, of Elizabeth, formerly of Lynchburg, Va., died Sunday, Nov. 13, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Robert and Cora Bigler Whipkey. He was employed in the defense plants in Cleveland during World War II, and later relocated to Lynchburg, Va., where he was a longtime resident and operated service stations for many years. In July 1993, he moved to Elizabeth. He was a member of Fairview Christian Church, Lynchburg. Surviving are one foster son, Ray Layne of Forest, Va., one foster granddaughter; one niece, Deloris Snider of Elizabeth; two great-nieces, Pam Hickman, with whom he resided in Elizabeth, and Connie Reed of Davisville; one great-nephew; one great-great-niece; and one great-great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Zeiglar Whipkey, in 1959; and one sister, Juna Whipkey.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating, and burial to be in Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Nobe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/1/1994

DONALD WHIPKEY, SR.

Donald C. Whipkey, Sr., 61 of Big Bend, died Friday, Aug. 26, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Roxie Radabaugh Whipkey of Harrisville and the late Albert R. "Jack" Whipkey. He was a U.S. Army veteran and the former owner and operator of Grantsville Hotel and Restaurant. He was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, past president of Grantsville Lions Club, served on the Wood Festival Committee for many years and was a member of VFW of Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Janice D. Dawson Whipkey; two daughters, Victoria Dvorak of Cleveland and Angie Frederick of Big Bend; four sons, Chad Whipkey and Ken Whipkey, both of Cleveland, John Whipkey of Grantsville and Jim Whipkey of Parma, Ohio; one brother, Michael Whipkey of Cleveland; two sisters, Alberta Fisk of Elyria, Ohio, and Rachel Racela of Cleveland; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna J. Hartshorn.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDITH E. WHIPKEY

6/26/1997

Edith E. Ritchie Whipkey, 83, of Five Forks, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Broomstick, a daughter of the late William G. and Lelah Jane Wilson Ritchie.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving are four daughters, Grace Holcomb of Five Forks, Pauline Swisher of Windsor, N.C., Renice Francis of Summersville and Kitty Swisher of Parkersburg; four sons, Denzil Whipkey of Mt. Zion, Roger Whipkey and Tim Whipkey, both of Five Forks, and Charlie Ritchie of Buffalo, N.Y.; one sister, Edith Ferrell of Grantsville; two brothers, Glen Ritchie of Big Bend and Dale Ritchie of Big Springs; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brady Whipkey; one son, Denver Whipkey; and one grandson, Bobby Swisher.

Services were held at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HAYWARD WHIPKEY

3/11/1999

Hayward P. Whipkey, 70, of Big Springs, died Thursday, Mar. 4, 1999.

He was born in Calhoun County, and retired from Ryerson Steel, Cleveland. He was a Korean War veteran.

Surviving are one son, Ronald of the home; one sister, Oma Sears of Roanoke, Va.; two brothers, Kester Whipkey of Mineral Wells and Leonard Whipkey of Arkansas; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg, with Rev. Gene Hutton officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/10/1994

JANICE D. WHIPKEY

Janice D. "Sally" Whipkey, 58, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1994, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, following a brief illness.

She was born at Freed, daughter of Della Morehead Dawson and the late Cecil H. Dawson. She was the former owner of Grantsville Hotel and Restaurant and the owner of High Rise Pizza, Big Bend.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Victoria Dvorak of Cleveland, Ohio, and Angie Frederick of Big Bend; four sons, Donald C. Whipkey, Jr., and Kenneth Whipkey, both of Cleveland, Ohio, John Whipkey of Grantsville and James Whipkey of Parma, Ohio; two sisters, Georgia Smith of Cleveland and Boots Richards of Grantsville; five brothers, Jack Dawson of Grantsville, Gene Dawson of Euclid, Ohio, Sam Dawson of Atlanta, Ga., Larry Dawson of Five Forks, and Lanny Dawson of Millstone.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald C. Whipkey, Sr., on Aug. 26, 1994.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KESTER WHIPKEY

6/24/1999

Kester "Ted" W. Whipkey, 78, of Mineral Wells, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Casper and Gerdie Fredrick Whipkey. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and retired from Acme Fishing Tool Co., Parkersburg. He was a member of Celebration Center, Belpre.

Surviving are two daughters, Anita Martinez of Mineral Wells and Oma Rhodes of Parkersburg; two brothers, Leonard of Arkansas and Richard "Bud" of Georgia; one sister, Oma Siers of Roanoke, Va.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elesta M. Whipkey; three brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Tony Atkinson and Pastor Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Nobe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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PAULINE C. WHIPKEY

4/23/1998

Pauline C. Whipkey, 62, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Apr. 19, 1998, at Roane General Hospital, following a long illness.

Surviving are one son, Ronald P. Whipkey of Lakewood, Ohio, and four grandchildren. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery, Nobe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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RICHARD HAROLD WHIPKEY

4/9/1998

Richard Harold Whipkey, 73, of Vienna, died Sunday, Apr. 5, 1998, at his cabin in Newark.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late George and Daisy Mathews Whipkey. He was self-employed in the oil and gas business and also had worked at L.F. Franklin Construction and United Welding. He was a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge #40, AF&AM, and Nemesis Shrine.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Ford Whipkey; one son, Richard H. Whipkey, Jr.; two daughters, Mary Downs of Huntington and Neva Bryant of San Diego, Calif.; three step-daughters, Letitia Kincaid of Vienna, LeAnn Cain of Atlanta, Ga., and Rogena Cain of Charleston; two sisters, Sue Davis of Vienna and Lois Welch of Hebron, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and his dog, Babe.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Whipkey and Don Whipkey; and one sister, Catherine Heiney.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Joseph Kenaston officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROXIE WHIPKEY

4/1/1999

Roxie Whipkey, 83, of Harrisville, died Friday, Mar. 26, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Franklin and Florence Murphy Radabaugh. She was retired from Fisher Body Co., Cleveland, Ohio, with 25 years of service. She was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are two daughters, Roxine Alberta Fisk of Newark, Ohio, and Rachel Racela of Cleveland, Ohio; one son, Albert M. Whipkey of Bay Village, Ohio; one sister, Chloe Roberts of Harrisville; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Whipkey; one son, Donald C. Whipkey; and one daughter, Donna Jean Hartshorn.

Services were held at Chapel Baptist Church, with Rev. Alfred Hickman and Rev. Fred Basnett, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ARCHIE RAY WHITE

2/11/1999

Archie Ray White, 71, of Wilmer, Ala., died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in a Wilmer hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, the son of the late Earl and Ruby White. He was retired from Massillon Steel Casting, Massillon, Ohio, with over 25 years service.

Surviving are three daughters, Genevieve Westmoreland and Margaret Scranton, both of Wilmer, and Martha Lehmiller of Conneautville, Pa.; one step-son, Terry Shaw of Mobile, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles of Mantua, Ohio, and Nelson of Remington, Ind.; two sisters, Doris Reynolds of Grantsville and Janieve of Amboy, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews in the Calhoun area.

Services and burial were in Alabama.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BARBARA WHITE

6/26/1997

Barbara Dawn White, 16, of Creston, died Monday, June 16, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of Donzil and Lela Moore White of Creston. She was a junior at Wirt County High School and a member of the school band for five years as a French horn player. She was a volunteer with after-school programs and was the only regional spelling bee champion of Wirt County. She was a member of Elizabeth Southern Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two brothers, Keith Moore of Nebo and Stephen White of Creston; one sister, Camilla Neff of Middlebourne; paternal grandmother, Virgie White of Glenville; maternal grandmother, Letty Moore of Nebo; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Howard Moore.

Services were held at Elizabeth Southern Baptist Church with Pastor John Watkins officiating. Burial was in Nebo Cemetery, Clay County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/13/1994

DONALD K. WHITE

Donald K. White, 68, of Elgin, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1994.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, son of the late Everett and Maple Keith White. He was employed by Hoskins Manufacturing. An Air Force veteran of WWII, he was a member of VFW Post 1153, Charlevoix, Mich.

Surviving are a son, Leon E. White of Columbia; a daughter, Donna Brun of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Joann Saleet of Lakewood, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at Temple Baptist Church, with Dunbar Funeral Home in charge of services.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/31/1995

KENNETH P. WHITE

Kenneth P. White, 65, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Aug. 28, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Earl and Ruby Lowe White. He was a sawyer in the timber industry.

Surviving are two sisters, Doris Reynolds of Big Bend and Janavive Cottrell of Amboy, Ind.; and three brothers, Archie White of Alabama, Nelson White of Remmington, Ind., and Charles White of Mantua, Ohio.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mike Kirby officiating, and burial in Brannon Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILLIAM WHITE

7/22/1999

William Marr White, 68, of Hartville, Ohio, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, the son of the late Fred and Sarah Bradshaw White. He was a Hartville resident since 1979 and a press operator at Chrysler Corp., Twinsburg, for 30 years. He was an Army veteran and a member of Alliance Baptist Temple.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Mae Lowe White; two sons, Rick White of Rootstown, Ohio, and Randy White of Mantua, Ohio; one step-son, Dave Pritchard of Marlboro, Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy Henley of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Marjorie Bailey of Huntington; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer and Paul.

Services were held at Arnold Funeral Home, Hartville, with Rev. Dale Callaway officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HATTIE WHITING

8/7/1997

Hattie Whiting, 91, of Ravenswood, formerly of Spencer, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Ravenswood Village Health Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Jack and Arthelia Kirby Roach. She was retired from Kellwood Co., Spencer, and formerly attended Advent Christian Church, Spencer.

Surviving are one daughter, Louise Short of Medina, Ohio; one son, George Metz II of Clinton, Ohio; three sisters, Susie Starcher of Spencer, Sadie Wagoner of Leatherbark and Myrtle McCauley of Sandyville; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Metz; her second husband, Okey Whiting; and three sons, Garland Metz and two infants.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Calhoun County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/5/1995

LOVIE WHYTSELL

Lovie Whytsell, 84, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1994, at Eldercare Nursing Home, Ripley, after an extended illness.

She was born in Hur, a daughter of the late William "Bill" and Omie Yeager Slider. She moved to Roane County in the mid-1950's, where she worked at Staats Drug Store. She retired in 1975 from Spencer State Hospital, after which she provided home nursing care. She was a Methodist, and attended Egypt Chapel Church, near Spencer.

Surviving are two sons, Charles R. Whytsell and Harold Whytsell, both of Spencer; four sisters, Ellen Craddock of Arnoldsburg, Virginia Starcher of Vienna, Ollie Starcher of Akron and Greta Sampson of Barberton, Ohio; one brother, Harry Slider of Santa Barbara, Calif.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Davis "Bud" Whytsell, in 1952; one son, William Edward Whytsell, in 1993; three sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/14/1994

PAUL E. WHYTSELL, SR.

Paul E. Whytsell, Sr., 83, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, July 5, 1994 at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late George and Mima Starcher Whytsell. He retired from W. Va. Dept. of Highways, and was a former member of Minnora IOOF Lodge. He attended Stoney Point Church, near Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Winnie Sapp Whytsell of Grantsville; one son, Paul E. Whytsell, Jr., of Grantsville; one daughter, Marie Honaker of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Ella Boatright of Mt. Zion; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/14/1995

ROSCOE C. WHYTSELL

Roscoe Clyde Whytsell, 68, of Sand Ridge, died Monday, Dec. 11, 1995, at his residence.

He was born in Richardson, a son of Velda Ritchie Whytsell of Sand Ridge and the late William E. Whytsell. He retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service, having served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post 5959, Grantsville. He was retired from American Viscose Co., Parkersburg, and B.F. Goodrich Co., Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes Emmerich Whytsell; one daughter, Gisela V. Oberle of Seattle; one son, Richard A. Whytsell of Sand Ridge; one sister, Bessie Sutherland of Elyria, Ohio; one brother, Edward R. Whytsell of Wisconsin; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/5/1996

WINNIE B. WHYTSELL

Winnie B. Sapp Whytsell, 82, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Rocksdale, a daughter of the late William R. and Jessie Price Sapp. She was a former employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer, and was a former foster grandmother at Arnoldsburg Elementary School for 10 years. She attended Stoney Point Methodist Church near Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one son, Paul E. Whytsell, Jr., of Grantsville; one daughter, Marie Honaker of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Retta Conley of Lexington, Ohio; five grandchildren; 12 great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Whytsell, Sr., in 1994; one son; and one grandson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Husk Cemetery near Arnoldsburg.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/12/1996

WINNIE B. WHYTSELL

Winnie B. Sapp Whytsell, 82, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care.

She was born in Rocksdale, a daughter of the late William R. and Jessie Price Sapp. She was a former employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer, and was a former foster grandmother at Arnoldsburg Elementary School for 10 years. She attended Stoney Point Methodist Church near Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are one son, Paul E. Whytsell, Jr., of Grantsville; one daughter, Marie Honaker of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Retta Conley of Lexington, Ohio; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Whytsell, Sr.; one son; and one grandson.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery near Arnoldsburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LAWRENCE WIGAL, SR.

Lawrence Edward Wiga 5/1/1997 l, Sr., 76, of Sandyville, died Sunday, April 27, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Wirt County, a son of the late William Luther and Eva Barton Wigal. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was a life-long Wirt County farmer and former timberman and attended Mount Hope United Methodist Church, Wirt County.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, May Watkins Wigal of Sandyville; two sons, Lawrence "Larry" Wigal, Jr., of Mineral Wells and William "Bill" Wigal of Palestine; four sisters, Sylvia Atkinson of Annamoriah, Jo Ann "Ethel" Schultz of Tampa, Fla., and Dorothy Holbert and Ruby DeVaughn, both of Sandyville; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Loretta Wigal, and five brothers, Charles W. Wigal, Elvin Wigal, Glen Wigal, Harley Wigal and Arley Wigal.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Lewis J. Villers officiating, and burial in Limestone Cemetery, Rockport, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 55 of Elizabeth.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/20/1994

DESSIE M. WILFORD

Dessie M. Wilford, 78, of Millstone, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 1994, at Roane General Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Clay County, a daughter of the late George W. and Ella Tanner Morris. She was the former owner and operator of Millstone Inn with 22 years of service.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas Wilford and Junior Morris, both of Millstone, and Phillip Gerald Morris of Lansdowne, Md.; one daughter, Janet Wilford of Millstone; one sister, Tessie Matheny of Clearwater, Fla.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Morris and Porter Morris; and one sister Texie Lemar.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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REV. CHARLES WILKENSON

3/5/1998

Rev. Charles Wilkenson, 87, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Sandyville, Jackson County, a son of the late John R. and Lizzie Kittle Wilkenson. He was a retired minister with United Methodist Conference. He began his ministry with his wife in 1939, having served various churches in Calhoun, Roane, Wirt, Jackson and Wood counties. He pastored churches for 42 years. Three churches were built during his ministry and several young men entered the ministry under his influence and by his example. He was an ordained Elder and member of W.Va. U.M. Conference and had completed the Conference Course of Study of the United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby I. Cheuvront Wilkenson; two daughters, Bonnie Knapp of Parkersburg and Sandra Osgood of Moorefield; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert Wilkenson and Milford Wilkenson, both of Sandyville; three sisters, Anna Nuzom of Mt. Blanchard, Ohio, Maysel Wright of Mineral Wells and Corene Wright of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Clifford Wilken-son, Orland Wilkenson, Carleston Wilkenson and Raymond Wil-kenson; three sisters, Zona Cline, Erma Fleak and Velma Kittle.

Services were held at Cedar Groves United Methodist Church, with Rev. Phillip Dent and Rev. William Miller officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/21/1994

BRENDA S. WILLIAMS

Brenda Sue Williams, 46, of Stafford, Va., formerly of Big Springs, died Thursday, July 14, 1994, at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va., after an extended illness.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of Churl Hathaway Scott of Big Springs and the late Wesley B. Scott. She received a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University and a master's degree from University of Virginia. She was a teacher at Spotswood Elementary School, Spotsylvania County, Va., and a member of Regester Chapel United Methodist Church, Stafford, where she was a pianist.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Thomas G. Williams, Jr.; a son, Scott Williams of the home; and a daughter, Whitney A. Williams of the home.

Services were scheduled on Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DONALD WILLIAMS

3/4/1999

Donald Williams, 72, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Mt. Sinal Hospital, Cleveland.

He was born at Big Bend, the son of the late Harry and Carrie Stevens Williams. He retired in 1989 as a mechanic from General Electric, Cleveland, with 241/2 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Gibson Williams; three sons, Gary, Richard and Gregory, all of Cleveland; four sisters, Marguerite Basnett of Grantsville, Euthel Gibson of Barberton, Ohio, Delores Demiter of Peoria, Ill., and Grace Dufore of Akron, Ohio; one brother, William (Billie) Williams of Doylestown, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Christina, Joshua and Melissa, all of Cleveland.

Private services were held for the family.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/1/1996

ILA LANGFORD WILLIAMS

Ila Langford Williams, 88, of Spencer, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Marcus Seymore and Lucy Dawson Langford. She owned Williams Shoe Store, Spencer, for over 50 years, and was a member of Wetzel Chapter of Eastern Star 27 and Spencer Advent Christian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Herbert Williams; two daughters, Margie Williams Evans of Arnoldsburg and Mildred W. Pritchard of St. Louis, Mo.; one son, Thomas D. Williams of Spencer; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine sisters and brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John Ellison officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/11/1996

JOHN H. WILLIAMS

John H. Williams, 59, of Middlebourne, died Sunday, July 7, 1996 , at this residence.

He was born in Wirt County, a son of the late Perry D. and Lura H. Godd Williams. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired employee of Union Carbide, Sistersville. He was a former member of National Rifle Association and a member of Arnolds Creek Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Donna Myers Williams; two sonsi Daniel F. Williams and Jerry T. Williams, both of Middlebourne; one sister, Ada Mae Morrison of Five Forks; and one granddaughter, Michelle Williams of Middlebourne.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Perry Williams, Harry William, Robert Williams and Harold Williams; and one sister, Juanita Roberts.

Services were held at Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne, with Rev. William Williamson and LeMoyne Horner officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/31/1994

JOSEPHINE WILLIAMS

Josephine B. Williams, 77, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Mar. 24, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late W. W. and Bessie Riggs Bower. She was a former telephone operator for Citizens Telephone Co. and West Virginia Telephone Co. She was a former employee of W. Va. Dept. of Highways. She was a member of Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church, past president of American Legion Auxiliary of Grantsville, an honorary member of the Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps. She was a former member of Calhoun Ridge Riders Club, was a senior citizen aide for Calhoun County Community Action Association, and served as a Boy Scout mother for 11 years.

Surviving are one son, Mike Williams of Grantsville, and two sisters, Eleanor Johnson of Parkersburg and Zella Roberts of Akron.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Williams; one daughter, Barbara Jo Williams; eight brothers; and five sisters.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LOUELLA E. WILLIAMS

8/14/1997

Louella E. Williams, 86, of Tanner, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at her residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Harmon and Cora Stalnaker Haney. She was formerly employed by Gilmer County Board of Education in Tanner High School's food service department and was a member of Three Poplar Baptist Church, Tanner.

Surviving are one daughter, Wilma J. Capps of Tanner; two sons, William B. McCartney of Blacksburg, Va., and French McCartney, Jr., of Walker; one brother, Woodrow Haney of Akron; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, French McCartney, Sr.; second husband, Thurman Williams; two sons, James McCartney and Willard McCartney; one sister; and eight brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Three Poplar Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/29/1994

MERYLE I. WILLIAMS

Meryle Irene Shaffer Williams, 76 of Cutler, Ohio, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1994, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of Pearl Goodnight Shaffer of Laramie, Wyo., and the late Russell Shaffer. She was a homemaker and attended Liberty United Brethren Church.

Surviving are her husband, Paul E. Williams; two sons, Paul E. Williams, Jr., of Cutler and Paulis Williams of Dayton; two daughters, Pauletta Sue Anderson of Houston, Texas, and Paula Lee Whittern of Mustang, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn Overman of Laramie and Eleanor Deweese of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one grandson.

Services were held at Matheney Funeral Home, Chesterhill, with Rev. Robert Irvin officiating. Burial was in Bartlett Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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NORMAN D. WILLIAMS

8/13/1998

Norman "Norm" Denver Williams, 72, of Medina, Ohio, died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at his home after a two-year battle with cancer.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late James C. and Belvi Hosey Williams. He was a Medina County resident for 46 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 58, AF&AM, Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship, and charter member of Medina County Special Deputies. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in 1978 and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.Surviving ar his wife of 50 years, Emily Iris Hurt Williams; one son, James Williams of Brunswick, Ohio; one daughter, Jane Habeeb of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Opal Jean Ross of Grantsville; one brother, Charles Williams of Medina; two grandsons, Troy of Brunswick and Ryan, serving in the U.S. Navy at Camp David, Md.; and three granddaughters, Tonia Mason of Valley City Ohio, and Kellie and Jennifer Habeeb, both of Omaha.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Dale.

Services were held at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, with Rev. Gerald Clevenger officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/16/1996

RUBY L. WILLIAMS

Ruby L. Williams, 80, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, May 9, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Emory and Cerepta White Spencer. She worked in the reeling department at FMC, and attended Edgelawn Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two sons, Darrell E. Williams of Parkersburg and Larry M. Williams of Davis, Calif.; one daughter, Carol Skidmore of New Cumberland; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kempis Williams; six sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Christopher Longgrear officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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THOMAS WILLIAMS, JR.

5/14/1998

Thomas Griffen Williams, Jr., 60, of Stafford, Va., died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va.

He was born in Newport News, Va., a son of Nellie Ashworth Williams of Newport News and the late Thomas Griffen Williams, Sr. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1962 with a degree in civil engineering. He retired in 1996 as an engineer with Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one son, Thomas Scott Williams of Stafford, a student at West Virginia University; one daughter, Whitney A. Williams of Stafford, a student at VPI, Blacksburg, Va.; and one brother, John F. Williams of Newport News.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Sue Scott Williams, formerly of Calhoun County. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

VIOLET WILLIAMS

6/10/1999

Violet S. Williams, 78, of Parkersburg, formerly of Nobe, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Hillary E. and Ocie Ina Fredricks Simmons. She was a homemaker and member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are one daughter, Maxine Butcher of Parkersburg; two adopted daughters, Nioka Starkery and Anita Dunham, both of Parkersburg; three sons, Marvin Robinson of Adamsville, Ohio; William Robinson of Nobe and Daniel Williams of North Carolina; one sister, Vonda Goyena of Norfork, Va.; one brother, Dorsey Simmons of Parkersburg; 28 grandchildren; 18 great-grand-children; one step-grandchild; and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William T. Robinson; her second husband, Elzie Williams; three brothers, Ivan, James and Orie Simmons; one sister, Dicie Hoover; one daughter, Manona Davis; two grandchildren, Shannon Lamont and Thomas Alan Butler; and one great-grandchild, Honey Lee Robin-son.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 18 November 1999

WILLIAM GLENN WILLIAMS

William Glenn Williams, 67, of Sedro-Woolley, Wash., died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999 at his home.

He was born in Lewis County, the son of Lucille Williams Malindzak of Weston. He was a retired aviation engineer with Northrip of California.

Surviving are one daughter, Susan Castanza of Gassaway; two sons, Billy Joe and Jackie Lee Williams, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; one step-daughter, Sharon Yanero of Grantsville; two sisters, Betty Chiszar of Cleveland Ohio, and Joan Hill of Clarksburg; two aunts, Margaret Adams Romel and Betty Bell, both of Weston; one uncle, Hoy Williams of Clarksburg; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, and cousings.

Services were held at Floyd Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford West officiating. Burial was in Horner Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/25/1996

DESSIE R. WILLISON

Dessie R. Willison, 81, of Parkview Health Care Center, Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Clarence and Alma Smith Mick.

Surviving are three sons, Edward R. Willison, Robert J. Willison and Ronnie L. Willison, all of Parkersburg; three daughters, Ruby M. Dailey of Coolville and Mary Ann Rexroad and Susan K. Shockey, both of Belpre; two sisters, Pearl Blosser of Parkersburg and Mickie Pickerton of Texas; one brother, Otis Mick of Parkersburg; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Willison, in 1993.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ARTHUR J. WILSON, SR.

12/18/1997

Arthur James Wilson, Sr., 87, formerly of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Boonville Convalescent Center, Boonville, Ind.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late George Washington and Dora Wilson. He was retired from Corning Glass, where he was a carpenter for 32 years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ann Dugan and Barbara Mullen, both of Parkersburg; one son, Arthur J. Wilson, Jr., of Chandler, Ind.; two sisters, Sylvia Lowther of Waverly and Opal Roberts of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy J. Wilson; two brothers, Russell Wilson and Keith Wilson; two sisters, Margaret Lowther and Lottie Putnam; and one granddaughter, Lilian Jane Mullen.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Lambe officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

BURLEY A. WILSON

12/4/1997

Burley A. Wilson, 72, of Jeromesville, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Clareth Shimer Wilson of Five Forks and the late Bernard Wilson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having been a prisoner of war in Germany. He was retired from Ohio State Dept. of Corrections, Mansfield, Ohio. He was a member of VFW Post 3494, American Legion, Sons of Heman, Minute Men, and Disabled American Veterans, all of Mansfield, and American Veterans Post 31, Ontario, Ohio.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are one son, Roger Wilson of Big Springs; one daughter, Charlotte Freed of Parkersburg; one sister, Ilene Wager of Big Springs; and four grandchildren. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Gainer Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/22/1994

CLANCY H. WILSON

Clancy H. Wilson, 93, of Creston, died Monday, Dec. 19, 1994, at Fairview Manor Nursing Home, Beverly, Ohio, after an extended illness.

He was born at Little Creek, Calhoun County, a son of the late William H. and Sarah Ann Boice Wilson. He was a former school bus driver in Wirt County and was a well-known merchant, farmer and timberman. He attended Little Creek Community Church near Creston.

Surviving are one son, William Albert Wilson, Sr. of Creston; one foster daughter, Ollie Boise of Belpre; two sisters, Annabelle Morrison and Hazel Dean Rushton, both of Fairmont; a grandson, William Wilson, Jr., of Annamoriah; three granddaughters, Barbara Fluharty of Annamoriah, Cathy Heiney of Grantsville, and Carol Lynch of Creston; two foster grandchildren, Ola Boise and Allen Boise, both of Belpre; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Gene Knight officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/27/1994

DESSIE WILSON

Dessie Wilson, 88, of Fairview Manor Nursing Home, Beverly, Oh., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994, at the nursing home.

She was born in Big Springs, a daughter of the late Floyd Sleth and Mary Elizabeth Radabaugh Wilson. She was retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

Surviving are one niece, Emogene Custer of Seven Lakes, N.C.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Services were held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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EFFIE WILSON

1/29/1998

Effie Wilson, 76, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Charleston Aea Medical Center's General Divison.

She was born at Pine Creek, a daughter of the late George and Gatha Digman Nichols. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Marvin L. Wilson of Grantsville and Clarke A. Wilson of Big Bend; one daughter, Janey D. Bell of Grantsville; four sisters, Goldie Haynes of Spencer, Opal Selmon of Five Forks, Bernice Little of Davisville and Hazel Morris of Parkersburg; three brothers, Paul Nichols of Spencer, and Burl Nichols and Georgie Nichols, both of Mt. Zion; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarke A. Wilson, Sr.; and two brothers, Basil Nichols and Brown Nichols.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion U.M. Church or Calhoun County Emergency Medical Services, Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/20/1995

ELLA LAMBERT WILSON

Ella Lambert Wilson, 92, of Wagner Road, Morgantown, died Saturday, July 15, 1995, in Miami. She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Sylvanus A. and Emma Divers McCartney. She was a graduate of University High School, received her bachelor's and master's degrees from West Virginia University, and also studied at Randolph Macon and Fairmont State College. She retired from Morgantown High School as a teacher, and had also taught in Wirt County and at University and Clay-Battelle high schools in Monongalia County.

She was a lifetime member of WVU Alumni Association, American Association of University Women, and Business & Professional Women. She was a member of Drummond Chapel United Methodist Church, Morgantown.

Surviving are one grandson; two great-granddaughters; three brothers, Dr. Hunter P. McCartney of Morgantown, Sull McCartney of Glenville, and Donald McCartney of Stumptown; and six sisters, Melva Robinson of Scott Depot, Mabel Mahaney and Marbie Smith, both of Grantsville, Mary Lou Bowe and Myrtle Roberts, both of Stumptown, and Margaret Kent of Machipougo, Va.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer Warner, in 1921; second husband, Harlen Lambert, in 1964; third husband, Harold C. Wilson, in 1994; one son, Lynn H. Warner, in 1974; five sisters; and three brothers.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Rev. Ronald M. McCauley officiating, and burial in Lawnwood Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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ELSIE WILSON

10/29/98

Elsie Wilson, 95, of Walker, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at The Willows, Parkersburg, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Roy and Olive Price Witte. She was a Calhoun County school teacher and had served as a deputy in the Calhoun County circuit clerk's office and Calhoun County clerk's office. She was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church and Order of Easter Star, Grantsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Knotts of Walker and Martha Wolfe of Davis; two step-children, Rev. James L. Wilson of Vienna and Margie Hulen of Lake Wales, Fla.; and 16 grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Wilson; one son, Forrest Gail Wilson; and one daughter, Louis Reading.

Graveside services were held at Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/10/1994

ELSIE P. WILSON

Elsie P. Wilson, 84, of Tucson, Ariz., died Monday, Feb. 28, 1994, at St. Mary's Hospital, Tucson, after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Rev. Jacob and Ola G. Shimer Snider. She was a member of Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, Brohard.

Surviving are three sons, Lyle Dean Wilson of Antioch, Ill., George "Pat" Wilson of Dekalb, Ill., and Howard Wilson of Tucson; four sisters, Lottie Belt of Parkersburg, Bernice Kral of Cleveland, Lela Mathess of Columbus, and Gladys Johnson of Williamstown; two brothers, Milford Snider of Parkersburg and Willard Snider of Brohard; and 15 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Wilson; and two sons, Randall Wilson and Max Wilson.

Services were held at Hoy Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - April 28, 1994

ERNEST B. WILSON

Ernest B. Wilson, 60, of Elizabeth, died Friday, April 22, 1994, at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Claud and Icy Richards Wilson. He attended Calhoun County schools and was a graduate of Hinds Junior College, Raymond, Miss., with an associate's in industrial management. He attended University of Southern Mississippi and Jackson State University where he received a degree in education. He was employed as a teacher at Fayette (Miss.) High School and retired in 1975 from the U.S. Navy having served as an electronics specialist and machine repairman. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam with over 21 years of military service. He was an avid outdoorsman and a resident of Wirt County since 1983.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Juanita Glenna Eastep Wilson; three daughters, Robin Rindfleish of Columbia, S.C., Pam Fleenor of Biloxi, Miss., and Nancy Agee of Ridgeland, Miss.; three sisters, Della Jenkins of Etowah, Tenn., Viola Dye of Perry, Ohio, Beryle Richards of East Lake, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Michael E. Taylor officiating. Burial was in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, with full military honors.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/21/1995

FOSTER A. WILSON

Foster A. Wilson, 65, of Paden City, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1995, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Oley E. and Eliza Jane Richards Wilson. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and an auto salesman for J&J Auto Sales, New Martinsville. He was a Methodist, a member of American Legion Post 86 of Paden City and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Surviving are two sons, Mark Wilson and Mike Wilson, both of New Martinsville; two daughters, Carol Pefferman of New Martinsville and Deborah Weigel of Darlington, Pa.; one brother, Chester Wilson of Friendly; one sister, Crystal Kight of Charleston; and eight grandchildren.

Services were held at Jarvis Funeral Home, Paden City, with David Bush officiating. Burial was in Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 86 and VFW Post 6327 of Sistersville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/3/1994

HAROLD C. WILSON

Harold C. Wilson, 92, of Morgantown, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 1994, at Monongalia General Hospital.

He was born Mar. 4, 1901, in Cameron, a son of the late Warren and Hannah Catherine Ullom Wilson.

He was a life-long member of United Methodist Church, where he served as Lay Leader for 13 years. He was most recently affiliated with Drummond Chapel United Methodist Church, Morgantown.

He was a drilling contractor and producer of natural gas. He was formerly general manager of Cameron Tool and Supply Co., president of Waynesburg Tool Co., treasurer of Brock and Courtney Leases, of Berea Gas, and of Morgantown Gas Willis Leases. Earlier, he had worked in gas and oil fields throughout West Virginia, including Calhoun, Gilmer, Roane, Marshall, and Wetzel counties. He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, and of Morgantown Gideon Camp. He was a member of Monongalia Historical Society and an honorary member of West Virginia University Alumni Association.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Lambert Wilson, one daughter Marjorie Jo Hartsock of Los Angeles, Calif., and by five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Estrial Hall Wilson, in 1973, one son, James H. Wilson; four sisters; and one brother.

Services were held at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Rev. Ronald M. McCauley officiating. Burial was in Lawnwood Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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LEON F. WILSON

2/5/1998

Leon F. Wilson, 75, of West Union, Lawford Community, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born near Grantsville, a son of the late Dorsey O. and Letitia Johnson Wilson. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Middle East, Europe and Africa. He retired from Orco Rubber Plant, Willoughby, Ohio, after 35 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Oleta S. Carder Wilson; three sons, Dannie Wilson and Michael Wilson, both of West Union, and Monty Wilson of Shirley; two daughters, Debra Smith of West Union and Penny America of Central Station; one stepson, Thomas Robinson of West Union; one stepdaughter, Donna Clevenger of Harrisville; two brothers, Ronald E. Wilson of Mt. Zion and David Wilson of Five Forks; two sisters, Oleta Reed of Lloyd, Ky., and Ruth Beall of Charleston, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kelly Jean Wilson; and two brothers, Richard Wilson and Donald Wilson.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Dan Lipscomb officiating. Burial was in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, with graveside military rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/31/1994

LORENE G. WILSON

Lorene G. Wilson, 81, of Windham, Ohio, died at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio. She was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Big Springs, a daughter of Everett and May Whipkey Wilson.

An Ohio area resident for 40 years, she had worked at Howard Johnson's Restaurant and had been a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Gernelda "Gerry" Hughs of Windham; two brothers, James of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Olis of Ocala, Fla.; four sisters, Irene Anderson of Five Forks, Lucretia Brooks of Columbus, Lena Fowler of Windham, and Imogene Shafer of Newton Falls; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Sheldon; and a sister, Cleta Collins.

Services were held at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home, Garrettsville, Ohio. Burial was in Windham Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LOWELL E. WILSON

4/3/1997

Lowell E. Wilson, 83, of Ripley, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Mar. 27, 1997, at Elder Care of Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Fred and Maggie Shimer Stump. She was a homemaker and was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Jean Vanosse of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonzo Wilson; one son, Robert M. Wilson; one daughter, Stella Hall; one brother, Harlan Stump; and one sister, Goldie Vannoy.

Services were held at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Arnoldsburg, with elders Michael Richardson and Darrell Hashman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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LUKE WILSON

12/17/1998

Luke S. Wilson, 80, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at Camen-Clark Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late George and Bessie Stump Wilson. He attended Belleville Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Peggy Tennant of Homestead, Fla.; one son, Henry Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Susan Tennant and Shayne Wilson; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hugh Wilson of Grantsville and Rolly Wilson of Parkersburg; five sisters, Donnie Waldeck and Eda Stalnaker, both of Parkersburg, Mary Starkey and Osa Fowler, both of Grantsville, and Bessie Ledsome of Reedy; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Wilson; two sisters; and one brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MAE B. WILSON

4/3/1997

Mae B. Wilson, 71, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Mar. 25, 1997, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Zemoriah and Bessie Mae Stafford Selmon.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Mathilda Dull of Dallas, Tex.,one son, Eddie Wilson of Sanger, Tex.; one sister, Rosie Collins of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Robert Selmon of Big Otter and Harry Selmon of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Wilson; two infant daughters; one infant son; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held at Broomstick Community Church, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Broomstick Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/27/1994

MELVIN VERE WILSON

Melvin Vere Wilson, 74, of Spencer, died Friday, Oct. 21, 1994, at Clarksburg VA Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Ralph and Stella Price Wilson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a tail-gunner, and was a brick layer.

Surviving are three sons, Melvin "Bradley" Wilson and Ralph Berry "Huck" Wilson, both of Spencer, and Gary "Henry" Wilson of Arnoldsburg; a sister; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rhonda E. Wright Wilson; and three sons, Michael Lynn Wilson, Gregory Wayne Wilson, and Cole Wilson.

Services were held at Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Darrell Alvis officiating. Burial was in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/29/1996

ORA D. WILSON

Ora D. Wilson, 96, of Glenville, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Index, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Martha Jenkins Deulley. She was a homemaker and attended Pisgah United Methodist Church, near Glenville.

Surviving are two daughters, Bertha J. McCune of Minnora and Luella McCune of Barberton, Ohio; three sons, Earl Wilson and Ave Wilson, both of Glenville, and Bobby C. Wilson of Ohio; 26 grandchildren, and several stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Wilson; two sons, Albert Wilson and Dorsie Wilson; five brothers, and five sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor James G. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Jobs Temple Cemetery, near Glenville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/10/1996

SARA S. WILSON

Sara S. Wilson, 68, of Marietta, died Friday, Oct. 4, 1996, at The Arbors of Marietta.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Nora McKee Lockney. She was retired from Sperry Rand, Marietta, where she had worked as a scheduling clerk. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Parkersburg, and a member of Lutherans Guild.

Surviving are her husband, Warren Wilson; one daughter, Betsy Swales of Parkersburg; two sons, Jeffery Eagle and Thomas Eagle, both of Parkersburg; two stepdaughters, Barbara Wilson of Marietta and Mary Ann Geist of N.Y.; one brother, Roscoe Lock-ney of Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Patty Waldo, Phyllis Roth, Nell Hile and Ilene Cunningham.

Services were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Parkersburg, with Pastor David Brighton officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery, Marietta.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/24/1994

SONEY WILSON

Soney Wilson, 81, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Mar. 20, 1994, at Americare-Glenville after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Homer and Elvira Wilson. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Boso & Ritchie Construction Co.

Surviving are three sons, Blaine Wilson, Stanley Wilson, and Homer Wilson, all of Big Springs; one daughter, Darla Taylor of Big Springs; one sister, Nilahma Frederick of Big Springs; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Louise Wilson, in 1993.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating, and burial to be in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/24/1994

STEVE WILSON

Steve Wilson, 50, of Dalton, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 1994, at his residence after a four-month illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Thelma DeWeese. He was employed by J. M. Smucker Co., Orville, Ohio, for the past 26 years.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Jane Boggs Wilson of Dalton; one son, Kenneth Wilson of the home; two daughters, Christina Wilson of the home and Kimberly Thompson of Beach City, Ohio; two grandchildren; and his maternal grandmother, Tava Wilson of Massillon, Ohio.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

TAVA WILSON

9/9/1999

Tava Wilson, 93, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Beech, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Altman Hospital, Canton.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Levi and Nancy Wilson Harris. She was a member of Beech United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Ronzel Wilson of Spencer, Deo Wilson of Stuart, Fla., Frank Wilson, Jr., of Pennsboro and James Wilson of Statesville, N.C.; five daughters, Clara Roberts of Hartville, Ohio, Fae Giesmar of Nebo, Janice Wilson of Canton, Ohio, Judy Uplinger of Benbrook, Tex., and Marlene Shelton of Seth; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Wilson, Sr.; three sons; two daughters; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Beech U.M. Church, near Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating, and burial in Bailey Cemetery, Beech.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/1/1996

WILLIAM WILSON, SR.

William Albert Wilson, Sr., 70, of Annamoriah, died Friday, July 26, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Fairmont, a son of the late Clancy H. and Ola Arthur Wilson. He was the owner of W. A. Wilson and Son Lumber Co. and was a member of Creston United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, William Albert Wilson, Jr., of Creston; three daughters, Barbara Fluharty and Cathy Heiney, both of Grantsville, and Carol Lynch of Creston; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a close friend, Mrs. Frankie Mowery of Creston.

Services were held at Creston United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Heiney, Rev. Jim Lynch and Rev. Barry Miller officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Little Creek, Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 February 2000

HERMA WINCHESTER

Herma A. Winchester, 82, of Colonial Place, Elkins, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

She was born in White Pine, the daughter of the late Bud and Ora Mae Johnson Kelley. She attended Calhoun County schools and was employed in Maryland for several years prior to retiring to Florida.

Surviving are one son, Nelson D. Kimble of Florien, La.; one sister, Leota McClain of Elkins; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; niece and nephew, Kandws and Steve Crawford of Elkins, formerly of Grantsville, and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward P. Winchester; two brothers, Fred Kelley and Orville Kelley; and four sisters, Georgia Plant, Greta Whipkey, Nola Kight and Aurdrey Greathouse.

At the request of the deceased, her remains will be cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Elkins and in Florida. Memorail contributions may be made to North Central West Virginia Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 4543, Star City, WV 26504-4543, in her memory.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/11/1996

JACK D. WINE

Jack D. Wine, 17, of Millstone, died Monday, Mar. 25, 1996, at West Virginia University Medical Center, following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Denzil and Carol Wine of Millstone. He was a sophomore at Calhoun County High School.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Robbie Haynes of Parkersburg and Louie Haynes of Grantsville; two sisters, Veronica D. Wine of Clifton, N.J., and Daytona Wine of Burnsville; maternal grandmother, Sarah Harris of Grantsville; and paternal grandfather, Melvin Wine of Copen.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Tim Davis officiating. Burial was in Wine Family Cemetery, Burnsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/1/1994

GEORGE CECIL WISE

George Cecil Wise, 82, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Creston, a son of the late Robert and Lummi Parks Wise. He was retired from St. Clair's Auto Supply where he worked as a machinist. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Cheuvront Wise; two daughters, Janet Davis of Parkersburg and Carolyn Guinn of Williamstown; two stepsons, Vance Grimm of Parkersburg and Harold Grimm of Pennsylvania; one stepdaughter, Carmen Queen of Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sherman Wise and Junior Wise, both of Grantsville; and three sisters, Irene Henthrone of Spencer and Opal Vandale and Arzona Wise, both of Grantsville.

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

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/14/1994

DAVID D. WITTE

David D. Witte, 53, of Tampa, Fla., died Wednesday, June 29, 1994, at home.

He was a native of Millstone and moved to Tampa in 1963 from Huntington. He retired last year from GTE Network Planning, and was an Air Force veteran and a Baptist.

He is survived by his mother, Marie L. White of Tampa; a brother, Rev. Charles L., Sr., of Bethany, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Henderson Blvd. Chapel, with Rev. Howard D. Thompson officiating. Burial was in Serenity Gardens Cemetery, Largo, Fla.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/4/1996

GENEVA WITTE

Geneva Witte, 84, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1995, at New Martinsville Health Care Center after an extended illness.

She was born in White Oak, a daughter of the late Samuel and Clida Wilson Witte. She was a retired clerical worker and cared for her parents on their Chloe farm. She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Gerrit Witte of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Harral Witte of Canal Fulton, Ohio; two sisters, Ilene Brown of Rockville, Md., and Emma Elliot of Sutton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Villers.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Big White Oak.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/30/1995

RAY WITTE

Ray Witte, 72, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 1995, in Charleston, S.C.

He was born near Milo, a son of the late Carl Witte and Harriet Wallbrown Witte. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941 and saw action in the Pacific Theater in the submarine service for which he received several medals and decorations. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant in 1971.

Surviving are three sons, Gary of Long Island, N.Y., Byron and Daryl of Charleston; two daughters, Charisse of Niceville, Fla., and Shelayne of Charleston; nine grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Elbon of Doylestown, Oh.; and one brother, Hubert of Akron, Oh. Services and burial were in Charleston, S.C.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 23 September 1999

ROBERT "LEON" WITTE

Robert "Leon" Witte, 68, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Douglas, the son of the late Robert Vere Witte and Wilma Arnold Witte Henthorne. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended Akron University. He had worked at General Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, and was retired from Contractors Service as vice president. He was a member of North Parkersburg Baptist Church where he was on the deacon board and served on the pulpit, trustee and building committees.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Nadine Smith Witte; three sons, Brian D. Witte of Akron, Terry L. Witte of St. Leonard, Md., and Jerry A. Witte of Lynchburg, Va.; three grandchildren; one brother, Adrian Witte of Spencer; and one sister, Madge Camp of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and James Witte.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatum Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jim Mike Ward and Rev. Kent boone officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/27/1994

PEGGY J. WIX

Peggy J. Wix, 56, of Annamoriah, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994, at her residence after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John and Mable Boice Arthur. She was a member of Snyder Chapel Community Church, Annamoriah.

Surviving are her husband, Carl Wix; one daughter, Linda Davis of Elizabeth; one son, Nick Davis of Annamoriah; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons and one brother.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DENNIE G. WOLFE

9/4/1997

Dennie G. Wolfe, 93, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Dennie G. and Anna Hively Wolfe. He moved to Pleasants County in 1947. He was employed by American Cyanamid Co. for more than 21 years prior to his retirement in 1969. He was elected magistrate in 1976. He was a guard at West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville, and was a constable in Calhoun County. He was a 50-year member of Moriah Lodge 38, AF&AM, Spencer, and was a Royal Arch Mason. He was a life member of American Rifleman.

One of 10 children, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Marie Rider Wolfe.

Services were held at Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Rev. Darrel L. Gooden officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/31/1996

MARIE WOLFE

Marie Wolfe, 90, of St. Marys, died Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George W. and Mahala Ellison Rider. She was a life member of Pemberton Garden Club, Eastern Star, Faith Circle, United Methodist Women, and St. Marys United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 71 years, Dennie G. Wolfe; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Rev. Darrel Gooden officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 February 2000

PAIGE GEORGE WOOD

Paige George Wood, 69, of Millstone, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun county, the son of the late George and Ola Newell Wood. He was an oil field tool dresser and farmer.

Surviving are two daughters, Jodene Zeigler of California and Tamara Wood of New Castle, Ohio; two sons, Terry Wood of Coshocton, Ohio, and Timothy Wood of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three brothers, Hays Wood of conneaut, Ohio, Frank Wood of North Bend, Wash., and Ken Wood of Palestine; and three sisters, Erma Craddock of Millstone, Arlona Brannon of Parkersburg and Marge Morrow of Seal Beach, Calif.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/13/1995

FLOY WOODFORD

Floy Woodford, 90 of Glenville, died Monday, April 10, 1995, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Robert J. and Ida Riddle Woodford. She was a retired employee of B. F. Goodrich Co.

Surviving are two nieces, Elenor Lawson of Springfield, Va., and Lucille Johnson of Lancaster, Calif.; and three nephews, Russell Woodford of Oak Hill, Eugene Woodford and Bob Woodford, both of Morgantown.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating, and burial in Woodford Cemetery, Glenville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 10/10/1893

GEORGE WOODFORD

Mr. George Woodford, one of the very oldest citizens of Gilmer county, died at his home at the mouth of Leading creek last Monday evening at 9 o'clock. He was buried yesterday morning, a very large number of people being present at the last sad rites. Mr. Woodford had reached the ripe old age of 89 years, and was a respected member of the community in which he lived. Uncle George, as he was called, had many relatives and friends in this county.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 October 1999

MAXINE (GOODNIGHT) WOODS

Maxine M. Woods, 74, of Twinsburg, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Freed, the daughter of the late Ray and Dora Mathess Goodnight. She attended Twinsburg Baptist Church and retired from Western Reserve Electronics.

Surviving are five sons, Randall, Larry, Donald, Steven and Richard Woods; two daughters, Sandra Thomas and Cheryl Jilek; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry Goodnight of MacFarian; and several nieces, including Sue Jones of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oley E. Woods; two sisters, Edith Collins and Madaline Taylor; and three brothers, Harold Goodnight, Olin Goodnight and John Goodnight.

Services were held at Johnson Romito Funeral Home. Burial was in Crown Hill Memorial Park, Twinsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PARK C. WOODYARD

2/27/1997

Park C. Woodyard, 87, of Shock, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

He was born in Belfont, Braxton County, a son of the late Rex and Dacie Perrine Woodyard. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired farmer and construction worker. He was a member of Shock Church of Christ and was a well-known storyteller and historian.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Garnet Wilson Woodyard of Shock; one son, Wayne Woodyard of Cedarville; one daughter, Helen Woodyard of Clarksburg; and two granddaughters, Katrina Woodyard and Rebecca Woodyard, both of Cedarville.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelists Vernon Kerns and Richard Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

VERCIL JOAN WOOFTER

10/15/98

Vercil Joan Rafferty Woofter, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Chapel Hill Home, Canal Fulton, Ohio, after a long illness.

She was born in Withers, W.Va., and was a resident of Norton and Akron, Ohio, for 42 years. She worked in housekeeping at Wadsworth Rittman Hospital until retiring in 1981.

Surviving are one son, Richard Woofter of Akron; four daughters, Linda Hopkins of Rittman, Ohio, Sandra Stanovic of Mogadore, Ohio, Carolyn Godbey of Stow, Ohio, and Colleen Fling of Manchester, Ohio; one sister, Audrey Richard of Silver Lake; two brothers, Clark Rafferty of Florida and Victor Rafferty of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Worthy N. Woofter, in 1967, and one brother, Dale Rafferty.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Latonia.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/8/1995

ARTIE L. WRIGHT

Artie L. Wright, 88, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, May 30, 1995, at Elder Care of Ripley, after an extended illness.

She was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Holly H. and Effie McWilliams Vannoy. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are two sons, James Wright and Warren "John" Wright, both of Grantsville; three step-daughters, Ruth Wright and Jean Shock, both of Mt. Zion, and June Miller of Akron; one stepson, Herb Wright of East Tawas, Mich.; four sisters, Olena M. Ball of Grantsville, Edna J. Chapman and Betty Koon, both of Marietta, and Bertha Roberts of Eastlake, Ohio; four brothers, Clarence Vannoy of Little Hocking, Bernard Vannoy of Kennett Square, Pa., Gary Vannoy of Grantsville and Harry Vannoy of Mentor, Ohio; and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Auzie Wright, and one brother, Robert H. Vannoy. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/6/1995

BEULAH D. WRIGHT

Beulah D. Richards Wright, 83, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Big Springs, a daughter of the late Rev. Sylvester and Barbara Dye Richards. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are one brother, Arden Richards, and sister-in-law, Violet Richards of Belpre; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Thurman Wright, in 1987; five brothers, Dewey, Moody, Freeman, Sylvester (Junior), and Ervin; and three sisters, Sophie Parks, Elinore Richards, and Dessie McGee.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Smith officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 October 1999

DESSEL (TANNER) WRIGHT

Dessel Wright, 90, of Spencer, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, in Roane General Hospital.

She was bom in Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Roach Tanner. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are six daughters, Betty Harbaugh of Waynesboro, Pa., Ruth Holbert of Belpre, Ohio, Louise Saunders and Hazel Nichols, both of Spencer, Marie Dotson of Bartow, Fla., and Linda Staton of Millstone; three sons, Willard Wright of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Darrell Wright and Gerald Wright, both of Amoldsburg; one sister, Susie Johnson of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Albert Gale Tanner of Arnoldsburg; 38 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Wright; two daughters, Mary Sue Goodrich and Dottie Lou Wright; two sons, Cecil Wright and Stanley Wright; and one sister, Eulah Carpenter.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Richard Matheney officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Richardson.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

CECIL WRIGHT

9/10/98

Cecil F. Wright, 69, of Lebanon, Va., formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Sept, 4, 1998, in Lebanon.

Services were held at Stump Funeral home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Hur.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DESSEL WRIGHT

10/21/1999

Dessel Wright, 90, of Spencer, formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Rocksdale, the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Roach Tanner. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are six daughters, Betty Harbaugh of Waynesboro, Pa., Ruth Holbert of Belpre, Ohio, Louise Saunders and Hazel Nichols, both of Spencer, Marie Dotson of Bartow, Fla., and Linda Staton of Millstone; three sons, Willard Wright of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Darrell Wright and Gerald Wright, both of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Susie Johnson of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Albert Gale Tanner of Arnoldsburg; 38 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Wright; two daughters, Mary Sue Goodrich and Dottie Lou Wright; two sons, Cecil Wright and Stanley Wright; and one sister, Eulah Carpenter.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Richard Matheney officiating. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, Richardson.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 1/15/1895

EVALINE (FISHER) WRIGHT

Evaline Fisher, the subject of this sketch was born in Louden county, Virginia, 1807, and departed this life Jan. 3, 1895, aged 88 years. She was united in marriage to John H. Wright in the year 1839. The result of their marriage was 11 children, five of which survive them, three boys and two girls. About twelve years ago God in his wisdom saw fit to take from her embrace the companion and staff of her earthly pilgriming. Since that time she has resided with her son, E. B. Wright. Never was a mother more affectionately cared for than by this son and his estimable wife, who administered in her wants on all occasions. She was a member of the Protestant Methodist Church for about fifty years, all of which time she lived a devout christian. She was afflicted for many years, but bore her afflictions with fortitude until God in his wisdom saw fit to call her to the mansion of rest, that he has prepared for those who put their trust in him. A FRIEND

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

GARY L. WRIGHT

4/16/1998

Gary L. Wright, 47, of Weston, died Thursday, Apr. 9, 1998, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a long illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of Lila Kelley Wright Wade of Weston and William W. Wright of Clearwater, Fla. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended Glenville State College. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his step-father, Kenneth Wade of Weston; two daughters, Ashley and Lacy N. Wright, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Linda Cain of Heath, Ohio; and two brothers, Jeffrey and Gregory Wade, both of Weston.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

HOMER WRIGHT

5/1/1997

Homer W. Wright, 84, of Broomstick, died Monday, April 21, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born at Wease Ridge, a son of the late Bryan K. and Mary Jane Wright. He was a retired Calhoun County school bus driver and a former television technician for Grantsville Appliance.

Surviving are one son, Eric Wright of Morgantown; one foster daughter, Deborah Whipkey of Big Bend; three sisters, Thelma Francis of Texas, Goldie Maloney of Parkersburg and Tressie Francis of Five Forks; and three brothers, Kenneth Wright of Spencer, Harlow Wright of New Mexico and Eugene Wright of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma S. Wright; one brother, John Wright; and two sisters, Ina Ward and Alma Plant.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

REV. JAMES WRIGHT

8/16/1998

Rev. James W. Wright, 84, of Marietta, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Marietta.

He was born near Grantsville, the son of the late Isaac T. and Ollie R. Bush Wright. He had served as pastor to churches in Wetzel, Calhoun, Ritchie, and Doddridge counties during his career in the ministry. He was a graduate of Baptist Bible Institute, now known as Cedarville College, Cleveland, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran serving in North Africa and the Middle East. He was a member of Brown Street Baptist Church, Akron, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ruth Louise Miller Wright; two sons, Richard J. Wright of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Daniel L. Wright of Harrisonburg, Va.; one daughter, Margaret S. Lamp; one sister, Nell Dobbins of Tucson, Ariz.; four grand-children; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hubert and Robert Wright, and one sister, Rosa Stull.Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor Scott Souther and Pastor John Foster officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, Ellenboro. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, after 9 a.m., at the funeral home.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/3/1996

LEROY WRIGHT

LeRoy Wright, 51, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 1996, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Neversink, N.Y., son of Charlotte VanWagner Wright of Liberty, N.Y., and the late LeRoy Wright, Sr. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and retired as a sergeant for Liberty Police Dept. He was a member of the Police Conference of New York and employed at Pursley Furniture Co., Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Maureen Spence Wright; two daughters, Lani Nead and Coleen Hare, both of Livingston Manor, N.Y.; one son, Daniel Lee Wright of Grants-ville; one brother, Timothy Wright of Loch Sheldrake, N.Y.; two sisters, Charlotte Lauria of Neversink and Bertie Scott of California; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/14/1996

PANSY ANN WRIGHT

Pansy Ann Wright, 77, of Belleville, died Tuesday, Mar. 5, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Okey J. and Happie Williams Dulin. She worked at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital for 18 years and was a graduate of Camden-Clark School of Nursing.

She was a member and past president of Wood County Extension Homemakers and past president of West Virginia Homemakers and a member of Pond Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary. She was a member of Pond Creek Baptist Church and the Ladies' Aid.

Surviving are her husband, William A. Wright; three sons, Robert Allen Wright of Cross Lanes, William Michael Wright of Washington and James Cecil Wright of Belleville; one daughter, Catherine Bowman of Terra Alta; one sister, Dorothy Dulin of Ripley; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Dulin and Wilford Dulin; and one sister, Ruth Norman.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jack Flanery officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/2/1996

SCOTTIE L. WRIGHT

Scottie Lenore Wright, 88, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, April 25, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late S.M. and Clara Johnson Plant. She was a homemaker and had attended Bethel United Methodist Church earlier in her life.

Surviving are one son, William Wayne Wright of Clearwater, Fla.; seven daughters, Juanita Richards and Oleda Boyce, both of Parkersburg, Betty Westfall of Washington, Patricia Pickens of Williamstown, Guenavere Lesley of Liberty, S.C., Jean Crispin of Creswell, N.C. and Margie Johnson of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Wright.

Services were held at Sunset Memory Gardens Chapel of Peace, Parkersburg, with Rev. Paul Morrison officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/14/1994

JACOB DAVID WYANT

Jacob David Wyant, 82, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, April 7, 1994, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Beckley, after an extended illness.

He was born in Ovapa, a son of the late Letch Samples and Hannah Wyant. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Horners Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Procious, Clay County.

Surviving are one foster daughter, Barbara Shamblin of Lockney; one half sister, Mabel Pringle of Boone County; two half brothers, Richard Samples of Widen and Charlie Schoolcraft of Procious; five grandsons; and five granddaughters.

Services were held at Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROBERT HOWARD WYATT

8/26/1999

Robert Howard "Bob" Wyatt, 72, of Reedy, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at home.

He was born in Reedy, the son of the late Barnett A. "Barney" and Laura Rader Wyatt. He was a self-employed painter and a construction worker.

Surviving are two daughters, Laura O'Brien of Millwood and Doris Riggs of Grantsville; one son, David L. Wyatt of Rittman, Ohio; two brothers, Glenn Wyatt of Parkersburg and Earl Wyatt of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; four grandchildren; and five great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Seaman and Lillian Owens, and three brothers, Wilber, Homer and Herman Wyatt.

Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor John Ellison officiating. Burial will be in Old Good Hope Cemetery, near Reedy. Visiting hours were scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

WILLIAM C. WYER

11/5/98

William Carol Wyer, 73, of Grantsville, died Saturday, October 31, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Gilmer County and was a retired truck driver for Consolidated Freightway Co. He was a member of Teamster's Union Local #135.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Walker Wyer; two sons, Lester and Neal Wyer, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters, Lisa Wyer and Carol Rikkers, both of Indianapolis; three sisters, Veda Marks, Pearl Singleton and Lila Dalton, all of Orville, Ohio; two step-sons, Noel and Donald Walker, both of Akron, Ohio; three step-daughters, Virginia Ford of Copley, Ohio, Janet Walker of Big Bend and Sue Swisher of Nobe; seven grandchildren; 22 step-grandchildren; and 22 step-great-grandchildren.

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

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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