"W" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 October 2002

LILA WADE

Lila L. Wade, 71, of Weston, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Hiram and Scottie Sturm Kelley. She was a former employee of W.B. Gibson Co., Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Wade; two sons, Jeffrey K. Wade and Gregory Wade, both of Weston; one daughter, Linda Cain of Heath, Ohio; and one sister, Carol Hosey of Grantsville.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 Sep 2003

EDANA GRIMM WAGER

Edana Grimm Wager, 37, of Grantsville, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of Edward and Patricia Shockley Grimm of Amsterdam, Ohio. She had been a long distance truck driver for nine years and was a motorcycle enthusiast, who, along with her husband, belonged to a Harley-Davidson Riding Club. She was a 1984 graduate of Springfield High School and was a Protestant.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Gary Wager; one son, Mitchell Edward Stonebraker of Steubenville; one daughter, Devan Adrian Dawn Stonebraker of the home; two step-children, Sabrina and Gary Lee, both of West Virginia; and two step-grandchildren.

Services were held at Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs, with Pastor Joe Seeley officiating, and at Everhart Funeral Home, Bergholz, Ohio, with Pastor Carl Fry officiating. Burial was in Bergholz Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" November 2010

ILENE WAGER

Ilene W. Wager, 79, of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Bernard and Clarice Wilson.

She served several years as a home healthcare nurse and was a member of History Book Club and of Prosperity Baptist Church for 35 years, where she served in many ways, including pianist and Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher.

Surviving are three sons, Wayne Wager and wife Ida of Creston, Marlin Wager of Big Springs, Gary Wager and wife Beckey of Grantsville; one daughter, Carmen Wager-Heil and husband Jack of Wheeling; 10 grandchildren, Justin Wager, Dexter Wager, Amanda Tingler, Cynthia Bailey, Lisa Myers, Angela Wager, Sabrina Whytsell, Gary Lee Wager, Jacqueline Heil and Corrine Heil; 15 great-grandchildren, Bethany Wager, Ryan Wager, Tyler Wager, Dylan Wager, Cole Wager, Flora Tingler, Sophia Tingler, Aiden Bailey, Conner Bailey, Liem Bailey, Caitlyn Wager, Brooke Myers, Xavier Oakley, Destiny Wager and Lacy Whytsell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Wager; one brother, Burley Wilson; one sister, Mavadean Wilson; one infant son; and one grandson, Chad Michael Wager.

Services were held at Prosperity Baptist Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 February 2001

ERMA WAGONER

Erma Lynch Wagoner, 88, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late George and Addie Anderson Lynch and granddaughter of the late George and Jemima Knotts Lynch and Elias and Margaret Sole Anderson. She was a member of Stoney Point United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg; D.A.R., Marietta Chapter; and Edward Parrish Colonial Dames of XVII Century. She was a resident of Dunbar for 50 years and was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Lois Curry of Vincent, Ohio; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Wagoner; and three brothers, Delbert, Edgar and Russell Lynch.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, and burial in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 April 2003

JUANITA WAGGONER

Juanita Mae Waggoner, 75, of Deerfield, Ohio, died Friday, Apr. 4, 2003, at Woodlands of Robinson, Ravenna, Ohio.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Rev. Clovis D. and Glada Ritchie Harris. She was a longtime resident of Spencer before moving to Ravenna and Deerfield.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Earl Waggoner; one son, William R. Harris of Ravenna; one brother, William Harris of Grantsville; and one sister, Oleta Heiney of Ravenna.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Rev. Ray N. Harris, and one sister, Leota Fultz.

Services were held at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, with Rev. Jody R. Hill officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 August 2002

LORIS WAGGONER

Loris Waggoner, 88, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, in Roane General Hospital.

Surviving are two step-sons, Donald Waggoner and Orval Waggoner.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hur.

No other information received.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 August 2000

ORVAL WAGGONER

Orval Waggoner, 85, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Rocksdale, the son of the late Noah and Leona Jane Walker Waggoner. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Loris Everson Waggoner; two sons, donald Waggoner of Parkersburg and Orval A. Waggoner of Arnoldsburg; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lota Nichols Waggoner, and one grandson, Orval J. Waggoner.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 January 2010

CHALMER WAGONER

Chalmer "Paul" Wagoner, 85, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Minnie Hamilton Health System. He was the son of the late Charley and Jane Cunningham Wagoner.

He was a retired mail carrier with 53 years of service with U.S. Postal Service. He was a lifelong member of Spruce Hollow Community Church.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Grace Wagoner; one son, Gary Wagoner of Big Bend; one daughter, Sharon "Cookie" Haymaker of Big Bend; two sisters, Margie Sims of Parkersburg and Nellie Sims of Big Bend; two brothers, Ernest and Hatzell Wagoner, both of Big Bend; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Wagoner; one granddaughter, Rhonda Lynn Haymaker; six brothers, Ora, Delmas, Ervin, Clyde, Carl and Olan Wagoner; and one sister, Leona Taylor.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 April 2009

CURTIS GLEN WAGONER, SR.

Curtis Glen Wagoner, Sr., 64, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Friday, Apr. 3, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Emma Wagoner of Big Springs and the late Delmas (Mickey) Wagoner.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 37 years, Dorothy Lamp Wagoner; two sons, Evangelist Curtis Wagoner, Jr., of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and James Wagoner of Parma, Ohio; eight grandchildren; seven brothers, Rev. Robert Wagoner, Raymond Wagoner, Ronzel Wagoner, Charlie Wagoner and Jeffrey Wagoner, all of Big Springs, Evangelist Harvey Wagoner of Pleasant Hill and Bradley Wagoner of Harlem, Ga.; four sisters, Jane McClung of McFarland, Patricia Starcher of Five Forks, Charlotte VanCamp of Sugar Camp and Judy Heinly of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wilford (Bobo) Wagoner, and one sister, Pamela Wagoner.

Services were held at Full Gospel Church, Big Springs, with Rev. Donnal Markham officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2008

GENE EDWARD WAGONER

Gene Edward Wagoner, 58, of Sand ridge, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at his home.

He was the son of Elza and Myra Midcap Wagoner. He was a Vietnam veteran and retired from Ames Co., in 2004 after 36 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanne Hoskins Wagoner; two sons, Jamie Wagoner and Brian Wagoner; two grandchildren, Breanna Wagoner and MacKenzie Holbert; two brothers, Elmer of Sand Ridge and Ray of Parkersburg; and one sister, Susan Davidson of Davisville.

A private service will be held at the family's convenience.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2008

MARISSA OPAL WAGONER

Marissa Opal Wagoner, newborn daughter of Jason Keith Wagoner and April Dawn Bayles of Williamstown, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

Surviving in addition to her parents, are maternal grandparents, Bill and Monica Bayles of Williamstown; paternal grandparents, Hatzel and Bonnie Wagoner of Big Bend; three aunts; and one uncle.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Waverly.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 November 2009

ORA WAGONER

Ora F. Wagoner, 93, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at The Inn at Medina Assisted Living, Medina, Ohio.

He was the son of the late Charlie and Jane Wagoner.

Surviving are two sisters, Margie Sims and Nellie Sims; three brothers, Paul, Ernest and Hatzell; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Iona; one daughter, Deborah; one son, Warren; four brothers, Delmas, Irvin, Olan and Carl; and one sister, Leona.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Spruce Hollow Community Church, Big Bend, with Charlene Spaur officiating. Visitation will be Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 April 2002

RODNEY WAGONER

Rodney D. Wagoner, 44, of Big Bend, died Sunday, Mar. 24, 2002.

He was the son of Paul and Grace Richards Wagoner of Big Bend. He attended Spruce Hollow Community Church where he was a lifelong member.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Wagoner; one son, Brian Wagoner; one daughter, Tara Wagoner; one granddaughter, Haley Holcomb, and her parents, Heidi and Josh McCumbers, all of Big Bend; one brother, Gary Wagoner and wife Connie of Big Bend; one sister, Sharon Haymaker and husband James of Big Bend; three sisters-in-law, Catherine Eagle and husband Gary of Big Bend, and Mary Butler and Carol Kanally, both of Lockport, N.Y.; one brother-in-law, Kevin Ranson of Clay; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, James L. and Clara Richards; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Jane Wagoner; mother-in-law, Christina Eagle; and father-in-law, Woodrow Butler.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Randy Wilson, Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial was in Wagoner Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2005

SADIE WAGONER

Sadie Wagoner, 91, of Parkersburg, formerly of Leatherbark, died Friday, Apr. 29, 2005, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Arthelia Kerby Roach. She was a homemaker and formerly attended Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Whited of Parkersburg; three grandsons; three great-grandchildren; five step-great-grand-children; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorcie Wagoner, in 1981; three sisters, Susie Starcher, Hattie Whiting and Myrtle McCauley; and two brothers, Denver and Denzil Roach.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - 07 Dec 1965. pg 4

Mrs Bertie M. Walbrown, 63, Davisville, died Sunday at 3 p.m. in University Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

She was born Feb.17, 1902, in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Ambrose Richards. She was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church at Milo, W.Va. and had resided in Parkersburg and Davisville since coming here from Milo in 1950.

Survivors include her husband, Wilbur Walbrown, three sisters, Mrs Effie Dula, Akron, O., Mrs Ethel Elschlager, Washington, Wood County and Mrs Alice Harless, Vienna; one brother, George A. Richards, Washington, and a number of nieces and nephews. One son and two brothers died earlier.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Hayward Gribble, burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Parkersburg. GRAVE PHOTO

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today.

(Franklin Sampson.)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002

CURTIS WALBROWN

Curtis Walbrown, 91, of Looneyville, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Michael and Mary Sampson Walbrown. He was a retired supervisor for the West Virginia Dept. of Highways. He was a member of Linden Masonic Lodge and Milo Church. He was the last member of the Michael Walbrown family.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Miller Walbrown.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Willadeen Walbrown; seven brothers, Henry, Wilbur, Ernest, Winfred, Seldon, Oris and Denver Walbrown; and five sisters, Olive Monneypenny, Stella Hardy, Harriet Witte, Icy Bailey and Elizabeth Surface.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Fink Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 October 2006

MARVIN EARL WALDBESER

Marvin Earl Waldbeser, 78, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Oakland Veterans Administration, Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born in Morton, Ill., the son of the late Edward and Clara Schoenbein Waldbeser. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving are one son, David Waldbeser of Martinez, Calif., and friend, Edna Kingsbury of Grantsville.

As per his request, his remains were cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 August 2006

DONNIE FORREST WALDECK

Donnie Forrest Wilson Waldeck, died Monday, July 24, 2006, on her 90th birthday, in Aiken, S.C.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bessie and George Spence Wilson. She was active in Broadway Baptist Church, Parkersburg, where she served on the deacon board and was active in Ladies Aid Society and social committee.

Surviving are one brother, Rolley J. Wilson of Parkersburg; three sisters, Bessie Ledsome of Reedy, Mary Starkey of Parkers-burg and Osa Fowler of Grantsville; two daughters, Judith W. Hammond and Mary Ann Troy, both of Aiken; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Broadway Baptist Church with Pastor Dwane Porter officiating. Burial was in Sandridge Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 November 2009

ETHEL MARIE ALLEN WALDECK

Ethel Marie Allen Waldeck, 94, of Columbus, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late William and Emma Bailey Allen. She was a Dept. of Defense worker during World War II in Parkersburg, and later worked for General Motors, Columbus, Ohio. She was a former member of Southeast Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

Surviving are her son, Thomas; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Blake Allen; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross; five sisters, Chloe, Ressie, Nell, Juanita and Ann; and one brother, Rex. Services were held at Cotner Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 February 2007

ARTHUR WALKER, JR.

Arthur Walker, Jr., 78, of Orma, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

He was the son of the late William Arthur Walker, Sr., and Martha Ellen Sweeney Walker. He was a farmer.

Surviving are two brothers, William Ronald "Pete" Walker of Clendenin and Donald Walker of Castli, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; caregiver, Maggie Shaffer of Chloe; and special neighbors, George and Sue Hughes of Orma.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Walker and Burnard Walker, and two sisters, Vernita Chandler and Maxine Engle.

Services were held at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Virgil Ross officiating. Burial was in Clendenin Memorial Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 07 June 2001

BETTY RUTH WALKER

Betty Ruth Walker, 72, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was. the daughter of the late Rome A. and Grace M. Cross Board. She attended Victory Baptist Church and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Johnny Jones of Grantsville, and two brothers, Bruce and Walter Board, both of Elyria, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Junior, Victor and Denver Board, and three sisters, Valley Stutler, Fleetice Starcher and Bonnie Mollohan.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf and D.L. Kerby officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Cremo.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2002

DEBRA JEAN WALKER

Debra Jean Walker, 38, of Statesville, N.C., formerly of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at her home.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of Richard and Annalea Siers Walker of Statesville. She was a member of Abaline Church of Christ, Statesville, and was a former employee of Kellwood Co., Spencer, and One Valley Bank.

Surviving in addition to her parents are three brothers, Richard Walker, Jr., of Cottageville, Curtis Walker of Huntsville, Ala., and Phillip Walker of Statesville; one sister, Amy Jo Walker of Statesville; five nieces; seven nephews; and one favorite aunt, Carol Siers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Wallace Beasley officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2000

(reprint from March 1977)

EDWARD ALLEN WALKER

Edward Allen Walker, 24, was shot and killed on Mar. 14, 1977, in Elyria, Ohio.

He was born at Big Bend, the son of Harold Walker of Weirton and JoAnn Walker Jones of Big Bend. He was formerly employed by W.Va. Dept. of Highways and was associated with Ralan Welding Corp., Elyria. He was a graduate member of Calhoun Junior IOOF Lodge No. 24.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Lenore Enoch Walker; two daughters, Stephanie and Marsha three brother, Vernon and Mike Walker and Tommy Jones, all of Big Bend; maternal grandmother, Icy Jones of Big Bend; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ferrell of Big Bend; paternal great-grandfather, Dwight Meadows of Creston; and step-father, John Jones of Big Bend.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Glen Green officiating. Burial was in Maze Cemetery, Munday.

(Larry Heffner)


Parkersburg News/The Sentinel Friday, February 27, 2004

Harry P. Walker

PARKERSBURG - Harry P. Walker, 65, of Parkersburg died Feb. 26, 2004, following a short battle with small cell lung cancer.

He was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Arnoldsburg, a son of the late Holly B. and Martha Edna (Snyder) Walker.

Mr. Walker was a 25-year self-employed carrier of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, where he treasured his loyal customers and friends. He was a collector of classic cars, was an avid collector of diecast models, was a former push truck driver in the 1970's for local dirt racing tracks, loved and cared for his pet cats and was a people person loved by all.

He is survived by three sons, Steven W. "Steve" Walker and Russell D. "Russ" Walker, both of Parkersburg, and Randal D. "Randy" Walker and wife, Shannon, of Belpre; three daughters, Rebecca D. "Becki" Ruddlesden of Parkersburg, Robyn D. Watson and husband, Curtis, of Parkersburg and Ronda D. Jowers and husband, Chris, of Lubeck; five nieces and nephews, three of which he took at a young age to raise as his own when his sister, Evelene, passed away, James E. "Jim" Lockney and wife, Bonnie, of Petersburg, W.Va., Barbara A. "Barb" Short and husband, Jim, of Illinois and Sheila D.L. Lockney of Parkersburg; one sister, Virginia "Ginny" Martin and husband, Clarence, of Arkansas; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and Daniel R. Reed, who considered Harry a father figure.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Walker; one sister, Iva Evelene Lockney; and three grandchildren, Barbara Ann "Barbie" Meredith, Benjamin Edward "Benji" Ruddlesden and Matthew Trenton Jowers.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th Street, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Michael Lamb officiating. Burial will follow in the Droddy-Canterbury Cemetery in Walton, W.Va. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family has requested that all memorial donations be made to the Harry P. Walker Memorial Fund, c/o United Bank, 514 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Kay Walker)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 Nov 2003

LESTER WALKER

Rev. Lester Ray Walker, 71, of Spencer, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

He was born in Woodland, Ill., the son of the late Shirley and Edna Johnson Walker. He received Bible training at Moody Bible Institute and attended American Conservatory of Music, both in Chicago. He was licensed and ordained by Glenville Baptist Church on Nov. 7, 1961, and served several churches in West Virginia. He was presently serving Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown. He was a member of Gilboa Baptist Church, Reedy, and Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty June Miller Walker; one son, William Lloyd Walker of Philippi; three daughters, Debra Sue Siebring of Rensselaer, Ind., and Melinda Raye Walker and Lisa Dawn Hamric, both of Spencer; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Broad Run Baptist Church, Jane Lew, with Rev. Lloyd Hamblin and Rev. Mike King officiating. Burial will be in Broad Run Church Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Rev. William Coffindaffer. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, and Thursday, two hours prior to services, at the church.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 December 2004

RICHARD WALKER

Richard Walker, 74, of Statesville, N.C., died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born in Kanawha County, the son of the late William "Bud" and Martha Sweeney Walker. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Annalea Siers Walker; three sons, Richard E. Walker, Jr., of Cottageville, Curtis W. Walker of Huntsville, Ala., and Phillip Walker of Statesville; one daughter, Amy Jo Walker of Statesville; four brothers, William Walker of Clendenin, Bernard Walker of Okeechobee, Fla., Donald Walker of Sandusky, Ohio, and Arthur Walker of Minnora; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Vernida Chandler and Maxine Engle, and one daughter, Debra J. Walker.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Wallace Beasley officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 December 2008

HETTIE WALLACE

Hettie E. Wallace, 92, of Barberton, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008.

She was born in Grantsville and retired from BF Goodrich with 30 years of service.

Surviving are one son, James Kyer; one brother, Paul Anderson; two granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by husbands, George E. Kyer and John Wallace.

There were no services. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2008

JAMES WALLACE

James T. Wallace, 90, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 10, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of the late Henry and Mary Wallace.

He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel Co. He was a Mason and a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Gerry; on nephew, David Wallace of Kokomo, Ind.; one great-nephew, Jeremy Wallace of Princeton, N.J.; and one great-niece, Channie Mize of Delray Beach, Fla.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy and Rev. Tim Davis officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Parkersburg News" - Tues. 22 Feb 1966, pg 14

AMOS WALLBROWN

Amos Wallbrown, 63, Athens, O., formerly of Roane County died at his home Sunday night after a sudden illness.

He was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Starcher Wallbrown and was custodian at Ohio University. He was a member of Linden Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs Ruth McMillan Wallbrown; a daughter, Barbara Wallbrown, student at Blackburn College, Carlinville, Ill; two sons, Fred Wallbrown, Columbus, O., and Amos Wallbrown, Jr. at home; one sister, Mrs Grace McMillan, Akron, O.; and four grandchildren.

Rites will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Beech Methodist Church in Calhoun County. The Rev. Paul Hickman will officiate.

Masonic graveside services will be held at the Road Run Cemetery at Beech. The body is at the Sinnett Funeral Home, Spencer.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 July 2003

BERNARD WALLBROWN

Bernard F. Wallbrown, 84, of Spencer, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late William Henry and Grace Price Wallbrown. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and retired from Teledyne-Monarch Rubber, Hartville, Ohio, after 20 years.

Surviving are three sisters, Hazel Brannon and Pearl King, both of Arnoldsburg, and Eula Hall of Spencer; and one brother, Dale Wallbrown of Arnoldsburg.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Crystal Irene Wallbrown, and two brothers, Harley and Carl Wallbrown.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spen­cer, with Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News, Tues 23 Feb 1955, pg 13

Cora Virginia Bailey Siers Wallbrown

Cora Virginia Wallbrown, 70, of Millstone, W. Va., died at St. Joseph's Hospital Sunday at 11:45 p.m.

Born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John and Malissa Haverty Bailey. She was the widow of the late John Wallbrown who died in 1950.

Mrs Wallbrown was a member of the Milo Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Myrl Schoolcraft of Spencer, Mrs Myrlene Boyce of Millstone, Mrs Orvia Bailey of Linden, W. Va.; three sisters, Mrs Elsie Nicholis and Mrs Dora Hall and Mrs Emily DeWeese, all of Milo; three brothers, D. E. Bailey of Weston, Orval Bailey of Akron, O., Roy Bailey of Marshallville, O.; three stepdaughters, Mrs Virgil Webb of Spencer, Mrs Viola Norman, Atwater, O., Mrs Virgie Black of Ohio; three stepsons, George Wallbrown of Canton, O., Elza Wallbrown and Clay Wallbrown, both of Arnoldburg, W. Va.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Milo Methodist Church with the Rev. Kennith Cruikshank officiating. Interment will be in the Fink Cemetery.

The body will remain at Sinnett Funeral Home at Spencer until time for services.

Note: John Wallbrown was the third husband of Cora Wallbrown, Cora's first husband was Charles D Siers married 05 April 1903 Calhoun Co.

Cora's 2nd husband was Fredrick Brady married 26 Sept 1910 Braxton Co.

(Franklin Sampson)


The Parkersburg News, Tuesday, 17 Oct 1950, pg 15

John Wallbrown

John Wallbrown, 78, Millstone, farmer, died at his residence Sunday after a one week illness. He was born in Putnam County, Pa., the son of Henry and Elizabeth Mittendoff sic: Mittendorf Wallbrown. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Cora Wallbrown, three sons, George Edward and Joseph Clay, both of Canton, O., and Eliza H. of Arnoldsburg, W. Va.; four daughters, Mrs Hobart Black and Mrs Virgil Webb of Spencer; Mrs Virgil Webb of Spencer; Mrs Winifred Norman of Atwater, W. Va. and Mrs D.D. Boyce of Millstone.

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; two brothers, Joe of Worthington and Will of Leatherbark; two sisters, Mrs Clara Wilson of Leatherbark and Mrs Anna Boyce of Parkersburg.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today from the Beech M.E. church in Calhoun County. The Rev. Albert Poling of Sand Ridge will officiate. Burial will be in the Road Run Cemetery at Beech.

The Hardman-Conrad Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Note: Cora was John's second wife. John's first wife was Osa Parsons

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 December 2002

DOROTHY WALLBROWN

Dorothy G. Wallbrown, 88, of Spencer, formerly of Milo Route, Linden, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter. of the late Holden and Bertha Miller. She was a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Wallbrown, and one daughter, Willodene Wallbrown.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Fink Cemetery, near Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News, Friday, 04 March 1988. pg 10

Essie M. Wallbrown, 89, of 3316 Elm St., Parkersburg, died in Arlington Nursing Home Wednesday.

She was born in Wetzel County W. Va., a daughter of the late James W. and Rosalie Booher Morgan. She was a member of the Beulah Humble Church for many years and attended several churches regularly in Parkersburg.

She is survived by two sons, Harold Wallbrown and Channings Wallbrown, both of Parkersburg; and one sister, Edith L. Mason of Parkersburg; three brothers, Raymond Morgan of Elizabeth W. Va. Kenneth Morgan of Silver Lake, Ohio, and Charles Morgan of Suffield Ohio; and three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry L. Wallbrown, and four sisters.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.with the Rev. Robert Stanley and the Rev. Lawrence Province officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery North.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Parkersburg News" - Friday 05 Feb. 1965, pg 29

Mrs Gracie Maud Wallbrown, 78, Leatherbark, Calhoun County, died Wednesday at her home following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 20, 1886, the daughter of W. P. and Kathryn Booth Price and was a member of the Beech Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband W. H. Wallbrown ; three sons, Carl Wallbrown, Akron, O., Bernard Wallbrown, at home; and Dale Wallbrown, Minnora; three daughters, Mrs Hazel Brannon, Akron, Mrs Eulla Hall, Spencer, and Mrs Pearl King, Leatherbark; two half sisters, Mrs Melvie Waggnor, of Leatherbark, and Mrs Rosa Minney, Pittsburgh; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Beech Methodist Church with the rev. Stanley B. Rowh and the Rv. Clinton Flesher officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

(Franklin Sampson.)


The Parkersburg Sentinel, Monday, June 10, 1968

Henry L. Wallbrown, 79, of Rt 1 Rosemar Rd died Saturday afternoon in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

He was born at Milo, a son of the late Michael and (Mary) Matilda (Sampson) Wallbrown. He was a veteran of World War I and attended Briscoe Run Baptist Church.

Mr. Wallbrown was a retired farmer, having operated a farm in Wirt County until 1945 when he moved to his present address.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs Effie Morgan Wallbrown; two sons, Harold Wallbrown of Parkersburg and Channings Wallbrown at home; three grandchildren; five brothers, Wilbur Wallbrown of Davisville, Winford Wallbrown of New Millford, O., Selden Wallbrown of Wadsworth, O., Delford Wallbrown of Lampoa, Calif., Curtis Wallbrown of Milo, and four sisters, Olive Truman of Wayne, Stella Fordyce of Sarasota, Fla., Harriett Witte of Akron, O., and Ica Wilson of Sarasota, Fla.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett and Denver, and one sister, Lizzie Surface.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Leavitt Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles hutchinson will officiate assisted by the Rev. Lawrence Province and burial will be in Arlington Cemetery**

**Note- This cemetery is known as the Evergreen North Cemetery today, and is located on Rt 68 between I-77 and Parkersburg

***Text within parenthesis added by transcriber and not a part of original obit.

(Franklin Sampson)


The Akron Beacon Journal, Saturday, 01 Sept 1945, pg 11

Laura E. Wallbrown, age 42 years, of 895 Concord Ave. passed away Aug. 31.

Survived by husband Winfred, daughters, Maurine, Frances, and Geneal; mother Mrs Florence Hicks of West Virginia; brothers, Dallas and Darrell of Akron, Fred and Iras of West Virginia, and Earl of Texas.

Funeral services Saturday, 3:30 p.m. from the Nazarene Church on 8 Arlington, Rev. V. W. Littrell officiating.

Further services and burial Monday at Oka, W. Va.

Friends call at the Eckard Funeral Home until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church till time of service.

d/o Luther A. & Leona F. Witte Hicks. Burial Clark-Jarvis Cemetery, Calhoun Co. W. Va.

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Parkersburg News" - Sat., Nov. 14, 1959, pg 3

VERE C. WALLBROWN

Vere C. Walbroun, sic Wallbrown 32, BC-2 USN died in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md. yesterday at 4 p.m. following an extended illness. He is the son of Mr and Mrs. W. (Wilbur) W. Walbroun his only survivors. 1805 Broadway Ave.

He was born Feb. 26, 1927 at Milo, Calhoun County, and served in the Navy from Jan. 2, 1945 until the time of his death. His body will be received by Leavitt's Funeral Home where funeral arrangements are incomplete.

"Parkersburg News" Tues. Nov. 17, 1959, pg 3

Final rites for Vere C. Walbroun, sic Wallbrown 32, who died Friday in the Bethesda, Md. Naval Hospital will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Leavitt Funeral Home.

The Rev. Floyd Caplinger and the Rev. Hayward Gribble will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. GRAVE PHOTO - GRAVE PHOTO 2

Mr Walbroun was the son of Mr. and Mrs W. (Wilbur) W. Walbroun.1805 Broadway Av.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. today until the time of services.

(Franklin Sampson.)


"The Parkersburg News" - Wed., July 17, 1968, pg 21

WILBUR H. WALLBROWN

Wilbur H. Wallbrown, 70, of Rt 1 Kanawa, Wood County died last evening about 7:30 in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Born in Milo W. Va. he was a son of the late Michael M. and Mary M. Sampson Wallbrown [d/o Harvey George Sampson and Rachel Diane Cottrill]. He had taught school in the Calhoun County School system for 25 years, retiring in 1950. He then was employed by Ralph's Market in South Parkersburg, retiring in 1963 after 10 years of service.

Survivors include one foster son; Chester Richards of Mt. Airy N. C.; four brothers, Oris D. Wallbrown of Lompoa, Calif., Seldon B. Wallbrown of Sarasota, Fl., Winfred J. Wallbrown of Akron, O., and Curtis L. Wallbrown of Linden; and four sisters, Mrs Olive Truman of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs Harriet Witte, Mrs Stella Fordyce and Mrs Isa Wilson all of Sarasota, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs Bertie Richards Wallbrown who died in 1965, one sister and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, with burial to follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. GRAVE PHOTO

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

(Franklin Sampson.)


"The Parkersburg News" - Sunday, 03 Oct 1965, pg 36

William Henry Wallbrown

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Beech Methodist Church for W. H. Wallbrown, 81, Leatherbark, Calhoun County, who died Friday night in the Calhoun General Hospital at Grantsville.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late W.H. and Elizabeth Mittendorf Wallbrown and was a member of the Beech Mthodist Church near Arnoldsburg.

Survivors include three sons, Carl Wallbrown, Akron, O. Beranard Wallbrown at home, and Dale Wallbrown, Minnora; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Wallbrown, Akron, O., Mrs Eula Hall, Spencer, and Mrs Pearl King of Leatherbark; 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Interment will be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg, with the Rev. Stanley B. Rowb and the Rev. Clinton Flesher officiating. Friends may call at the Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, until one hour prior to the service.

(Franklin Sampson.)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 Jun 2002

ALMA WARD

Alma G. Ward, 77, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Andy and Josie Statler Craddock. She was employed by, Calhoun General Hospital as a cook for 19 years. She was a foster grandparent at Brooksville Grade School and Pleasant Hill Elementary.

Surviving are one sister, Cozetta Smith of Grantsville; one nephew, Albert (Bim) Smith of Grantsville; two nieces, Lillie Smith of Parkersburg and Mary Ball of Grantsville; one great-niece, Jamaylea Smith of Worthington, Ky.; four great-nephews, Joseph Smith of Grantsville, Todd Smith of Spencer, Danny Ball of Parkersburg and Michael Ball of Grantsville; one great-great-niece, Brooklyn Smith of Harrisville; and two great-great-nephews, Douglas and Gregory Smith of Terra Alta.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan Ward; one son, Bryan Ward, Jr.; and one sister, Ann Craddock.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 October 2005

ARLEY WARD

Arley E. Ward, 85, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late J. Hugh and Sarah Weaver Ward. He was a U.S. Army

veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific Theatre. He retired from General Motors Corp., Parma, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Lula Lavoo (Jean) Singleton Ward; one son, Ronald Ward and wife Teresa of Grantsville; one stepdaughter, Glenda Berkheimer and husband Joseph of Oberlin, Ohio; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Liz, A.I., John and Walter Ward, and two sisters, Aldie Bernard and Georgie Stump.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Ward-Wilson Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 April 2000

BRYAN WARD, JR.

Bryan Ward, Jr., 55, of Irvine, Ken., formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2000, at Marcum & Wallace Hospital, Irvine.

He was born in Warren, Ohio, the son of Alma Craddock Ward of Grantsville and the late Bryan Ward, Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was employed by New Horizon Coal Co., Irvine, and was a member of Lower Run Hunting Club and Knights of Pythias Lodge, Cremo, and honorary member of Lick Run Hunting Club.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one aunt, Cozetta Smith of Grantsville.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 October 2005

GENEVIEVE LEAH WARD

Genevieve Leah Ward, 89, of White Pine, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Della Grimm Kelley. She was a member of Cherry Fork United Methodist Church for many years.

Surviving are one son, Denzil Glenn Ward and wife Andeline of White Pine; two daughters, Barbara J. Basnett and husband Fred of Ravenswood and Donna J. Rupert and husband Richard of White Pine; one brother, Donald B. Kelley and wife Willa Lea of Grantsville; two sisters, Laura Geraldine Kelley of Grantsville and Frances Jean Miller and husband Odus of Bull River; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ursel B. Ward; one daughter, Janet Lee Ward Kelley; one son, Ursel Bruce Ward; two brothers, Virgil and Blenden Kelley; and two sisters, Gladys Whipkey and Carolina Barr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Cherry Fork-Kight Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 September 2008

HELEN WARD

Helen Ward, 70, of Elizabeth, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Saint Mary's Hospital, Huntington.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Coy and Louisa Bailey Price.

She was employed for several years at Wirt Inflatable, Elizabeth.

Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Dornon of Boaz, Rhonda Bumgarner of Palestine and Rebecca Herrington of Elizabeth; seven grandchildren; one brother, Don Price of Alliance, Ohio; one sister, Ruth Knight of Parkersburg; mother-in-law, Mildred Ward of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olen Ward; four brothers, Paul, Odus, Harley and Bill Price; and three infant brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor Randy Dornon officiating. Burial will be at Beulah Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 3 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, 9 a.m. until time of service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 June 2009

LULU LAVOO WARD

Lula "Jean" Lavoo Ward, 82, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Community Health Partners, Lorain, Ohio.

She was born at Gem, the daughter of the late Raymond and Edith Wine Singleton.

She was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are one daughter, Glenda J. Berkheimer and husband Joseph of Lorain; one step-son, Ronald Ward and wife Teresa of Grantsville; two sisters, Mildred Singleton Ward of Grantsville and Carldetta Singleton Weber of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; three brothers, Van Singleton of Diamond, Ohio, Amos Singleton of Burnsville and Richard "Cub" Singleton of Robertsburg; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arley E. Ward, in October, 2005.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Ward-Wilson Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 Apr 2004

WALTER 'JUNIOR' WARD

Walter "Junior" Ward, 76, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Apr. 17, 2004, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Walter and Ina Wright Ward. He was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church and worked for Elkem, formerly Union Carbide. He was a stock car race driver.

Surviving are his wife of more than 50 years, Norma Robey Ward of Parkersburg; two sisters, Geraldine Sloan of Parkersburg and Blondell Miller of Ravenswood; and 10 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one nephew, Buddy Roger Robey.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Larry Piatt officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 October 2004

REX WARD

Rex Ward, 92, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jesse and Effa May Stevens Ward. He was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways and was a fanner. He was former president of Calhoun County Farm Bureau and was a former farmer of the year. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Randall K. Martin of Elizabeth and Dale B. Martin of Grantsville; one daughter, Delana Grapes of Galax, Va.; two sisters, Irene Barr and Madge Hughes, both of Wadsworth, Ohio; four grandchildren; and three great-grand­children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Ward, and one brother, Max Ward.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2002

GAIL WARNER

Gail L. Warner, 52, of Naples, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002.

Surviving are her husband, Robert V. Warner; two children, Gail Joann Cannon of Naples and Dale Cannon of Orlando, Fla.; her mother, Iva Flinner of Naples; one brother, Gordon Allison; and one grandchild, Alexis Kennon.

Memorial service was held at Fuller Funeral Home, Naples.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 July 2002 (Obituary from Dec. 12, 1948)

HUGH WARD

Hugh Ward, 80, of Grantsville, died Friday in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Gilmer County, but moved to Calhoun County early in life. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Weaver Ward; five sons, Jennings of Akron, Ohio, Walter of Grantsville, A.J. and Johnny, both of Pleasant Hill, and Arlie at home; two daughters, Georgie Stump of Russet and Mrs. J.C. Bernard of Kentucky; and two sisters, Maude Blake and Dora Ward, both of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Services were held at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church with Rev. M.E. Burns officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 July 2008

LENORE WARNER

Lenore G. Warner, 80, of Grantsville, died Monday, July 21, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Calhoun County.

She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving are four sisters, Reva Owens of Ravenswood, Sue Richards of Springfield, Ohio, Phyllis Hathaway of Lost Creek and Mary Kelley of Five Forks, and five brothers, Dale Gainer of Tennessee, Garrett Gainer of Grantsville, Wendell Gainer of Canton, Ohio, Darrell Gainer of Elyria, Ohio, and Rondel Gainer of Shawnee, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Whitt Gherke, and two sisters, Geneva Piowski and Odie McCoy.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2006

PHILLIP RAY WATKINS

Phillip Ray Watkins, 19, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2006, in Waynesburg, Pa., as the result of an accident.

He was the son of William Ray Watkins and Mona Workman Williams. He attended Little Laurel Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his grandfather, Lanty Workman; grandmother, Rhea Watkins; step-father, Gary Williams; two sisters, Tiffany Watkins of Chloe and Samantha Jones of Clay; and one brother, Jerry Williams of Clay.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Watkins, and grandmother, Dorlene Workman.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 November 2006

FREDERICK WAYBRIGHT

Frederick H. Waybright, 69, of Reedy, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, in CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

He was born in Ripley, the son of the late Harvey Harrison and Iva Mae Raines Waybright. He was a retired employee of General Excavating, Inc., Winchester, Va., and State Construction and Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam War and member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Fred Waybright of Arnoldsburg and Tim Waybright of Georgia; two daughters, Kelli Weatherholtz of Woodstock, Va., and Tracy Rhodes of Mt. Jackson, Va.; one sister, Stella Jenkins of Jacksonville, N.C.; one brother, Nelson Otho Waybright of Cleveland, Ohio; six grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Stacy Waybright; one brother, Ronald Waybright; and one sister, Margaret Reynolds.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Daniel McClung officiating. Burial, with military grave-side rites, was in Looney Cemetery, Walton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

DONALD LEE WAYNE

Donald Lee Wayne, 46, of Zanesville, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in Zanesville, the son of the late Robert and Florence Bugglin Wayne.

Surviving are two brothers, Daniel and James Wayne of Zanesville, and two sisters; Rita Bagley of Zanesville and Agnes Allen of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Wayne, and one infant sister.

Memorial service will be held at a later date by the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 May 2005

IRENE METZ WAYNE

Irene Metz Wayne, 82, of Spencer, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Martin and Maude Boone Metz. She was retired from Kellwood Co. and was a member of Roane General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She attended Slate Methodist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Inez Carr of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Martin Metz, Jr., of Orma and Frank Metz of Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. H. Greeley Wayne, in 1991; four sisters, Gertrude Perkins, Pauline Farrar, Emma Siers and Anna Longfellow; and three brothers, Bruce, Clell and Thurl Metz.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 December 2007

MICHAEL DAVID WAYNE

Michael David Wayne, 56, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of the late Robert and Florence Bugglin Wayne.

Surviving are his wife, Reva Mullinex Wayne, who he married Aug. 18, 1986; two sons, Michael A. Wayne, of Dayton, Ohio, and John D. Wayne of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Anna Hughey of Buckhannon; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Daniel Wayne of Zanesville, Ohio, and Jim Wayne and Donald Wayne, both of Zanesville; and two sisters, Rita Bagley of Zanesville and Agnes Allen of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by one infant sister.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2002

NOLAN WAYNE

Nolan Wayne, 66, of Milo, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Earl and Orvie Falls Wayne. He was a former mechanic and attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Church of the Living God, Spencer. He was an accomplished stringed instrument musician and made stringed instruments.

Surviving are two daughters, Penny Casstevens of North Carolina and Orvie Nicholas of Spencer; two sons, Earl Wayne and Dennis Wayne, both of North Carolina; four brothers, Lloyd Wayne of Orma, Frank R. Wayne of Shinnston, Larry K. Wayne of Wooster, Ohio, and Jerry D. Wayne of Parkersburg; two sisters, Mazel Burrough of Spencer and Anna Boggess of Liverpool; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Macel Cabell, and three grandchildren, Kathy, Jackie and Allen Wayne.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Roy Boggess officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Minnora.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 02 January 2003

RUBY WAYNE

Ruby L. Wayne, 94, of Ashland, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, in Kingston of Ashland.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bernard and C.S. "Susie" Ferrell Price. She owned and operated Wayne's Grocery, Tarriff, for 23½ years, and was postmaster at Tariff Post Office. She was a charter member and Past Matron of Linden Chapter No. 152, O.E.S., and a member and former Sunday School teacher at Henry's Fork Baptist Church, Tariff.

Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Hall of Ashland and Betty Wilson of Vienna; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.H. "Oral" Wayne, in 1967; one son, Billy Joe Wayne, serving with the U.S. Navy, in 1954; and one sister, Lettie Smith.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor F.R. White officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 18 Dec 2003

RUTH WAYNE

Ruth Wayne, 88, of Mineral Wells, formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, in Sunbridge Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born in Kanawha County.

Surviving are two daughters, Patsy Groch and Iva M. Williams; five sons, Ora C. Wayne, Ira R. Wayne, Vernon J. Wayne, Bobby Wayne and Roger Wayne; 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah C. Wayne.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Howard Nichols officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 June 2008

EARLINE DALE WEARS

Earline Dale "Bud" Wears, 65, of Marietta, Ohio, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at his home.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late Everette Wears and Beatrice Carpenter Wears.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had owned D&W Welding and Fabrication, Coolville, Ohio, and was later employed at Vadakin, Inc. He was a member of American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose, and Loyal Order of Eagles.

Surviving are one son, Shane Wears of Cutler, Ohio; two daughters, Tonya Kirkpatrick of Raleigh, N.C., and Diana Pinkerton of Marietta; six grandchildren; his wife, Frances K. Meredith, whom he married on May 2, 2008; one step-son, Michael Hooper of Parkersburg; one step-daughter, Melissa Stover of Tennessee; five step-grandchildren; one brother, Carmen Wears of Butler, N.C.; four sisters, Geraldine Skinner of Florida, Bernadine Underwood and Pauline Cunningham, both of Parkersburg, and Dinah Butler of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patty Lou Wilcox, on Feb. 12, 2001, after 36 years of marriage; his step-father, Willie Franklin Butler; and one sister, Phyllis Butler.

Services were held at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta, with Rev. Randy Donan officiating. Burial was in Tunnel Cemetery with full military services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 July 2009

EMMA WEASE

Emma G. Wease, 78, of Grantsville, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Cleo and Phelma Hathaway Gainer.

She had taught at Wells Junior High School in Hancock County. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Donzel Wease; two daughters, Phelma Jane Wease of Grantsville and Ruth L. Cook of Oceana; three sons, Dennis Cleo Wease of Grantsville, Donzel G. Wease of Jane Lew and Dana Alan Wease of Five Forks; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Donald Stilgenbauer officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 October 2000

GIFFORD WEAVER

Gifford W. "Giff" Weaver, 87, of Hur, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Russett, the son of the late Frank and Emma Burns Weaver. He was a retired employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways and a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hur.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia Stemple Weaver of Hur; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Dianne Weaver of Hur; one step-daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Daryl Kelly of Newark, Ohio; one brother, Don Weaver of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Jean Weidel of Akron, Ohio, and Doris Griffith of Lancaster, S.C.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two step-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle McCoy Weaver in 1985; one sister, Gladys Weaver Stump; and four brothers, Ernest, Delbert, Lauren and Glen Weaver.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m., at Mt. Olive U.M. Church, Hur, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating, and burial in Hur Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2008

JAMES WEAVER

James F. "Jim" Weaver, 56, of Okinawa, Japan, died Sunday, Mar. 9, 2008.

He was the son of Betty Fern Holpp Weaver and the late James Lauren Weaver of Mt. Zion.

He received a bachelor's degree in education from Glenville State College in 1974 and a master's degree in administration from West Virginia University in 1983. He taught for several years at Calhoun County High School before accepting a teaching position with Dept. of Defense Dependent Schools in Okinawa, where he taught middle and high school science on Kadena Air Force Base. In 2001, he was named Air Force Teacher of the Year.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Takayo; one son, Alex of Okinawa; one daughter, Jamie Hickman of Grantsville; one brother, David Weaver of Grantsville; and three sisters, Lora Sturm of Ripley and Linda Shock and Martha Haymaker, both of Mt. Zion.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2008

JAMES WEAVER

Memorial service for James F. "Jim" Weaver, 56, of Okinawa, Japan, will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Sunday, Apr. 27, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jim Weaver Memorial Fund at Calhoun Banks. All proceeds will benefit Calhoun County 4-H.

Weaver, who died Sunday, Mar. 9, was the son of Betty Fern Holpp Weaver and the late James Lauren Weaver of Mt. Zion. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Takayo; his son, Alex of Okinawa; one daughter, Jamie Hickman of Grantsville; one brother, David Weaver of Grantsville; and three sisters, Lora Sturm of Ripley and Linda Shock and Martha Haymaker, both of Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2001

LARRY WEAVER

Larry R. Weaver, 59, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Ritchie County.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Holten Vere and Ange Belle Ferrell Weaver. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles and Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes Keesor Weaver; three daughters, Trina White and Lisa Haskins, both of Leesburg, Va., and Denise L. Weaver of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and one sister, Sharon Lowery of Parkersburg.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jesse Keenan officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2000

MAXINE WEAVER

Maxine Arthur Weaver, 71, of Vail, Ariz., died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel Arthur.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Weaver Afanasiev of Campbell, Calif.; one son, Charles Weaver of Vail; one brother, Warren Arthur of Vienna; and one sister, Jeanette Kerby of Barberton, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Delbert Weaver; one daughter, Pamela Weaver June; and two sisters, Betty Furr and Marjorie Kerby.

Burial was in Tucson, Ariz.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 November 2009

ROGER WEAVER

Roger L. Weaver, 65, of Parkersburg, formerly of Big Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Harrisville, the son of the late Ava V. Weaver Naylor and step-son of the late Edward N. Naylor.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Weaver; one daughter, Kathlene Ann Jean Garrett; six brothers, Fredrick Naylor of Salem, Ohio, Paul Naylor of Waverly, Arley Naylor of Rockport, Harley Naylor of Mineral Wells, John Naylor of Salineville, Ohio, and William "Bill" Naylor of Salem, Ohio; five sisters, Shirley Moore of East Rochester, Ohio, Phyllis Simmons of Ravenswood, Louisa "May" Cottle of Parkersburg, Lura Naylor of Parkersburg and Patricia âPatâ Byers of Belpre, Ohio; one uncle, Bernard Weaver of Glenville; two aunts, Mae Jennings of Grantsville and Ova Bragg of Big Springs; five grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael "Mike" Naylor and Emmett J. "Jeff" Naylor; one sister, Thelma G. Naylor; grandmother, Delphia Weaver; one uncle, Johnie Weaver; and one aunt, Mary Yoak.

His wishes were to have no funeral and no family viewing and to be cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2007

ETHEL WEBB

Ethel Webb, 89, of Spencer, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Ocie Parsons Wallbrown. She formerly worked at Spencer-Roane Hotel, was a homemaker, and a Methodist.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, who was her caretaker, Sandy Webb of Spencer; two sons, Jerry David Webb of Carey, N.C., and Richard Marshall Webb of Manassas, Va.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil C. Webb; one son, Joe Allen Webb; five sisters, Mary Elizabeth Marks, Viola Norman, Virgie Black, Myrtle White and Millie May; one half-sister, Myrlene Boyce; and four brothers, Joseph Clay, Elza Herbert, George Edward and Henry John Wallbrown.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Mike King officiating. Burial will be in Eventide Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Per her request, she will be cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2010

HARTZEL JACK WEBB

Hartzel Jack Webb, 85, of Millstone, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at his home, which he shared with his granddaughter, Tami Allen, her husband, Donald, and their two children.

He was born at Minnora, the son of the late Lynch and Martha Conley Webb. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from General Motors after 32 years of service.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Bodies, Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are four children, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 2 December 2004

LILA ELAINE WEBB

Lila Elaine Webb, 72, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Charlie M. and Bernice Starcher Smith. She retired from the W.Va. Health Dept., Maternal and Child Health, in 1996. She was a member of Women’s Club, Roane Cancer Education Coalition, National Can­cer Society and Roane Community Health Foundation, and long­time member of Spencer Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Donzel Webb; one daughter, Regina Webb Norris of St. Augustine, Fla.; one sister, Kathleen Coleman of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Guyla L. Brady.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spen­cer, with Rev. Ron Buckalew officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


Anna J. Weekley

Anna Jane Sampson Weekley, 64, of 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 Department Store, Athens, Ohio.

She was affiliated with the Vanderhoof Baptist Church.

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

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

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

(Franklin Sampson)


"The Athens Messenger" - Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001 pg D8

Charles Cameron Weekley

Charles Cameron Weekley, 67, of Guysville, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at his home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1933, in Wood Co W.Va. son of the late Thayer and Lena Sams Weekley. He was a former employee of Elkem Metal Co.

Charles was a member of Vanderhoof Baptist Church, and Hocking River Coonhunters and Sportsmen Association and served on the board of directors at the Lottridge Community Center.

He is survived by three children, Tom E. (Jennie) Weekley, Bob (Jo) Weekley and Judith (Fred) Clark all of Guysville (Weekleyville); grandchildren Tom II (Dawn) Weekley, Charles Glen Weekley, Jesse (Tiffany) Weekley, Victor Clark, Misty (Jared) Clark, Bobbie Jo (Daniel) Weekley, Robert Jr (Angie) Weekley and Allan (Christine ) Weekley, a special great -grandson, Tom III "Tres" Weekley; a brother Richard (Linda) Weekley, Coolville: five sisters, Doris Ann Owens of Virginia, Roberta ( Glen) Bonar of Arizona, Sandra (David) Brentlinger of Lancaster, Joyce (Chuck) Bonar of Vincent, and Emma Jane Sampson of Parkersburg and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Anna Jane Sampson Weekley; brothers Sammy, Neal, and Edward and sisters Barbara, Jean, Patricia and Betty.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at White Funeral, Coolville, with Rev. Cecil Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Vanderhoof Cemetery. GRAVE PHOTO

Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Sep 2003

JANET WEEKLEY

Janet Thompson Weekley, 68, of Orma, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003.

She was the daughter of the late Frederick Woodyard Thompson and Christine Lowe Miles Thompson.

Surviving are her husband, Lowell Weekley; two daughters, Chris and Laurel; one son, David; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Eddie Thompson.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dale.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Brother Charles Scott officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 11 Mar 2004

LEAR WEEKLEY

Lear Parsons Weekley, 95, died Friday, Mar. 5, 2004.

She was the daughter of the late Bailey and Nanny Parsons. She lived in Calhoun County until 1955, then resided in Akron, Ohio. She retired from Akron City Hospital in 1980. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are four sons, Paul Weekley of Knoxville, Tenn., Lowell Weekley of Nicut, Bill Weekley of Wooster, Ohio, and Carroll Weekley of Parkersburg; one daughter, Sharon Hill of Lineboro, Md.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lucy Bailey of Akron.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 July 2009

LOWELL CLAUDE WEEKLEY

Lowell Claude Weekley, 76, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

Surviving are two daughters, Chris Merchant of St. Albans and Laurel Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; one son, David Weekley of Elizabeth; four brothers, Paul Weekley of Knoxville, Tenn., Bill Weekley of Wooster, Ohio, Carroll Weekley of Parkersburg and Larry Cottrell of Orma; three sisters, Sharon Hill of Limeboro, Md., Geneva Lucas of Kingman, Ariz., and Barbara Travis of Worthing-ton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Thompson Weekley; father, Fred Weekley; mother, Opal Weekley; mother, Lear Weekley; one son, Dale Weekley; one grandson, Timothy Merchant; one sister, Glenna Pilgrim; and two brothers, Robert Weekley and Loy Weekley.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 July 2007

OPAL KNOTTS WEEKLEY

Opal Knotts Cottrell Weekley, 90, of Orma, died Monday, July 2, 2007, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born at Chloe, the daughter of the late Charles and Ettie Duffield Knotts. She was a homemaker and a schoolteacher in Calhoun and Braxton counties.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Sharon Weekley Hill of Lineboro, Md.; four step-sons, Paul Weekley of Knoxville, Tenn., Lowell Weekley of Orma, Bill Weekley of Wooster, Ohio, and Carroll Weekley of Parkersburg; two daughters, Geneva Lucas of Kingman, Ariz., and Barbara Travis of Parkersburg; one son, Larry Cottrell of Orma; three sisters, Marie Knotts Arnold of Coolville, Ohio, Jean Knotts Carte of Charleston and Juanita Knotts Siers of Fayetteville; 40 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Weekley; two step-sons, Robert and Loy Weekley; one step-daughter, Glenna Weekley Pilgrim; two sisters, Sadie Knotts Arnold and Reva Knotts Gibson; and six brothers, Lee, Scott, Cecil, Bernard, Tommy and Charles Knotts.

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

(Larry Heffner)


SCOTT HUNTER WEEKLEY - 1962-2008

November 10, 2008 - Written and submitted by Bill Weekley.

My brother, Scott, died tonight at 9:15 after a seven month battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Julie, and four children; James, Eva, Ronda, and Scott Jr. all of Massillon (Ohio). He is also survived by his sister, Sarah (Brett)Harder of McKinney, Texas and me, William of Akron. Also surviving are his Uncle George and Aunt Sheila Alcorn of Massillon, Ohio. His first cousins of Massillon, Wendy (Mike) Reiman, Geoffery Alcorn, Traci (Missy) Alcorn, and Lori McLaughlin.

Preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred Weekley (1988), Opal Weekley (2007), Lear Weekley (2004), Beth Alcorn (2005) and George Alcorn (1968); his father, Loy B. Weekley (1996) and mother, Barbara Jane Alcorn Weekley (2006).

Scott was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Massillon. Visitation will occur at Atkinson-Feucht-Shaidnagle Funeral Home, 26 Second Street in Massillon. Time to be announced later. Burial will be at Brookfield Cemetery following the funeral which will be conducted by Pastor John Stallings of the First Nazarene Church in Massillon.


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 November 2001

THELMA WEEKLEY

Thelma Weekley, 68, of Grantsville, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lester and Dutch Gainer Jarvis. She was a 1950 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Edgar Weekley; one son, Doug Weekley of Doylestown, Ohio; one daughter, Debra Kerr of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; one sister, Ann Lloyd of Dayton, Nev.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Bernice Hustead, and one brother, Troy Jarvis.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. John Powell officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Nicut.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2007

RUSSELL RAY WEHRLE

Russell Ray Wehrle, 40, of Spokane, Wash., died Monday, May 7, 2007, at his home.

He was a 1984 graduate of Nitro High School. He had formerly been employed as a laborer and a nursing assistant and had recently been ordained as a Wesleyan pastor.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Joyce M. and Harry L. Hawkins of Chloe; father, Richard R. Wehrle of Charleston; two brothers, Richard R. Wehrle of Nashville, Tenn., and Harry L. Hawkins III of Chloe; maternal grandparents, Russell and Freda Naylor of Luling, La.; and paternal grandmother, Lena Wehrle of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Norman J. Wehrle.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Orma United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Josiah "Si" Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 September 2007

DONALD RAY WELCH

Donald Ray Welch, 70, of Macon, Ga., died Sunday, May 13, 2007.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Robert Welch and Rhoda B. Richards Welch Jones. He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and worked for Cherokee Brick and Tile Co.

Surviving are his wife, Lulu Frances Welch; one son, William "Billy" Welch; one step-daughter, Brenda Jackson; two half-brothers, Russell E. Jones of Big Springs and Richard Welch of Lancaster, Ohio; four half-sisters, Shirley Ann Taylor and Betty Jane Jenkins, both of Big Bend, Wanda Dye of Midland, N.C., and Sara Welch of Hebron, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Foster "Bill" Welch; one sister, Lois Carol Welch Richey; one half-brother, Darl Glenn Jones; step-father, Harley C. Jones; and one step-grandson, Derrick Jackson.

Services were held at Chapel Glen Haven Memorial Garden, Macon.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2008

ELEANOR WELCH

Eleanor G. Welch, 89, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Marion County, the daughter of the late George and Alverta Wells Deulley.

Surviving are four sons, Howard and wife Sandra, James and wife Bessie, all of Nobe, Larry of Tennessee and William and Pelma Wolfe of Ravenswood; five daughters, Thelma Winter and husband Owen of Burning Springs, Patricia Metz and Jean McCray, both of Parkersburg, Loretta Scott of Five Forks and Betty Wilson and husband Marvin of Grantsville; 44 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Arnold Yoak; and one sister, Jean Godfrey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Delmar Welch; an infant son; one grandson; five sisters; and two brothers.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 November 2002

RALPH WELLS

Ralph E. Wells, 92, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at his residence.

He was born in Yawke, the son of the late Charles Milton and Lydia Jane Williamson Wells. He was a former barber in Smithville and Grantsville and worked for South Penn (Pennzoil) when he retired. At age 65, he began working for Bowser (Megan Utility) as a pumper. He quit working at age 80. He was a member of Beech Valley United Methodist Church, Big Springs.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Ann Wells Frederick; one son-in-law, George Frederick; two grandsons, Rodney Frederick and Gregory Frederick; two granddaughters, Debbie Walker and Sherry Price; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jeremy Frederick, Heather and Matthew Walker and Amanda, Greg and Michael Frederick; and two great-great-grandchildren, Dakota Snider and Garrett Frederick.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Winifred (Winnie) Myers Wells; and two sisters, Elsie and Bessie Ketchum.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled until the time of service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2002

WILLIAM BURL WELLS

William Burl Wells, 75, of Butler, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002.

He was born in Annamoriah, the son of the late Ray Wells and Della Stutler. He retired from Armor's Meat Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Marie; three sons, Harry, William and Michael; three daughters, Opal, Helen and Christine; several grandchildren; two brothers, Hie Herron of Annamoriah and Jack Herron of Marshallville, Ohio; and two sisters, Genevieve Mosley of Virginia and Deloris Casto of Orrville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two infant brothers, James and Robert Herron, one infant sister, Virginia Wells.

His cremated remains will be buried at Cooper Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 October 2008

BLAINE STEMPLE WEST

Blaine Stemple West, 70, of Beavercreek, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Hospice of Dayton.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Davis Mayfield and Evangeline "Jean" Stemple West.

He was a graduate of Sissonville High School and West Virginia University. He retired from University of Dayton Research Institute after 35 years of service, where he was instrumental in the development of bird-strike resistant windshields and canopies for aircraft.

Surviving are his wife, Donna; two sons, Timothy West of El Paso, Tex., and Todd West of Sidney, Ohio; one daughter, Tara Mooney of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Patricia Glidewell of Richmond, Va., and Judith Montgomery of Aiken, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon Bonner West, on Nov. 10, 1999.

Services were held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Beavercreek, with Rev. John Schlicher and Rev. Alan Carroll officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Shoup Cemetery, Beavercreek.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 July 2006

BRANDY MICHELLE WEST

Brandy Michelle West, 29, of Leachtown, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital as a result of an ATV accident.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of Randy and Debbie Davis Tanner of Leachtown. She was a 1994 graduate of Scott High School.

Surviving are her husband, Tracy West, formerly of Grants-ville; one step-son, Zachary West of Grantsville; one brother, Michael Tanner; one sister, Bridgett Tanner; and paternal grand-mother, Betty Tanner.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Robert Tanner, and maternal grandparents, Chester E. and Mary V. Davis.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial was in Kanawha Baptist Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 December 2006

EVANGELINE WEST

Evangeline "Jean" West, 92, of Sissonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was retired as a school teacher in Kanawha County and was a member of Humphrey United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Glidewell of Powhatan, Va., and Judith Montgomery of Aiken, S.C.; one brother, Blaine West of Beavercreek, Ohio; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis Mayfield West.

Services were held at Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with Rev. James W. Holtsclaw and Rev. Terri Dean officiating. Burial was in Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 February 2001

IVA PEARL WEST

Iva Pearl West, 97, of Spencer, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born in Walton, the daughter of the late John and Roxie Walker Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Helen Young of Ravenswood and Mary Umstead of Grantsville; one brother, Romie "Dick" Clarence Jones of New Braunfels, Tex.; four grandchildren; to step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five step-great- grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie S. West; one brother, John Gay Jones; and two sisters, Beulah Willman and Macil Samples.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Swearengin and Rev. Stanley Skeens officiating. Burial was in Rocky Branch Cemetery, Walton.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 March 2008

LENZIE WEST

Lenzie "Mason" West, 75, of Lorain, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Amherst Manor Retirement Community.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Seldon and Ivy West.

He enlisted in the Army in 1952 and served until 1954, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He moved his family to Lorain in 1958 and retired in 1985 from the coupling shop of US Steel. He was a member of Murray Ridge Road Church of God, Elyria, Ohio.

Surviving are two sons, Marvin of San Diego, Calif., and Michael of Lorain; one daughter, Melissa Swetz of Amherst, Ohio; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Hartis West and Benjamin Smith West, both of West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Toler West; one granddaughter, Melissa; and several siblings.

Services were held at Dovin Funeral Home, Lorain, with Rev. Thom W. Cody officiating. Burial, with full military honors, was in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2001

OMA VIRGINIA WEST

Oma Virginia Harris West, 92, of Bidwell, Ohio, died at the home of her daughter, Ruth Bostic, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Asa B. Harris and Virgin Barnes Harris. She was a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, and had taught at White Pine School. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grande, Ohio, where she served as deaconess and flower stewardess.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph H. West of Vinton, Ohio, and David West of Bidwell; one daughter, Ruth Bostic of Bidwell; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Proudfoot of Reading, Pa., and Geneva Johnson of Trenton, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Edward Cecil West, in 1988; two brothers and one sister.

Services were held at Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grande, with Rev. Luther Tracy and Rev. Peter Conlin officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 January 2010

RICHARD WEST

Richard E. West, 47, of Barberton, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. He was the son of Marie Adkins and the late Mayford West.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his long-time companion, Jerrie Thoma; their children, Sonny Thoma, Amanda Thoma and Jessica Thoma; three sisters Karen Anderson, Diane Shrigley and Evelyn Dye; one brother, Francis West, seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jason (J Bone) Thoma.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Liberty Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 January 2008

WILLARD WEST

Willard West, 90, of Raytown, Mo., formerly of Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007.

He was the son of the late Jacob and Clara Roberts West and was raised by the late Jacob and Ava Somerville West. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from City Wide Tree Service, the business he founded in Kansas City, Mo., in 1965. He often attended the annual homecoming at his childhood church, Chapel Baptist, Nobe.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Dorothy West; three daughters, Sharon Ebert of Lenexa, Kan., Vicky Johnson of McLough, Kan., and Eva Mack of Kansas City; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Georgia West Stump, and one brother, James "Jack" West.

At his request, his cremated remains will be placed in a niche at Johnson County Chapel, Overland Park, Kan.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001

BRANTY WESTFALL

Branty Westfall, 88, of Ivydale, Clay County, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Clay County and was a retired coal miner, a Christian, and a former CCC member.

Surviving are his wife, Inez Westfall; two sons, Edsel Westfall of Maysel and Wayne Westfall of Nitro; one sister, Maysel Igo of Duck; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Westfall.

Services were held at Unity Gospel Tabernacle, Nebo, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in McGlaughlin Cemetery, Ivydale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 March 2006

CHESTER LEE WESTFALL

Chester Lee Westfall, 83, died Monday, Mar. 6, 2006, at home.

He was born in Ripley, the son of the late Flossie Milligan and Hoyt Westfall. He worked at Union Carbide, South Charleston, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and was an instrument flight instructor attaining the rank of lieutenant. In 1953, he and his wife moved to Glenville and started Dalton Store Co. Another store was opened in Grantsville. He retired after 33 years of business. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Gilmer Lodge AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg, and Gilmer County Farm Bureau. He was a founding member of Glenville Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Dalton Westfall, whom he married Feb. 6, 1948; one son, John C. Westfall, DDS; two daughters, Jane Kennedy of Ripley and JoAnn Powell of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Isabelle Baird.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Meadow Lane Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 September 2006

DOROTHY ANN WESTFALL

Dorothy Ann Westfall, 83, of Glenville, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006.

She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Nellie Shouldis Dalton. In 1953, she and her husband moved to Glenville and started Dalton Store Co. Later, another store was opened in Grantsville. She retired after 33 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, John C. Westfall of Glenville; two daughters, Jane Kennedy of Ripley and JoAnn Powell of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Chester, and one brother, Clyde Dalton, Jr., of Clendenin.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Meadow Lane Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 October 2001

ERMAL WESTFALL

Ermal A. Westfall, 91, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Frank and Lula Hayhurst Metz. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are one son, Scottie Westfall of Grantsville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Park Westfall; one son; and two daughters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 June 2009

JOE ARLEN WESTFALL

Joe Arlen Westfall, 77, of Huntington, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born at Arnoldsburg, the son of the late C.B. and Beatrice Poling Westfall.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a 1950 graduate of Walton High School and a graduate of Spartan School of Aeronautics. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, with 32 years of service. He attended New Life Church.

Surviving are his wife, Norma McCoy Westfall; one daughter, Jenine St. Clair of Huntington; one grandson; and one sister, Betty Yeager of Spencer.

Per his request, the body was cremated. Graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Gandeeville Cemetery, with Robert St. Clair officiating. There will be no visitation.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 June 2001

TYLER JAMES WESTFALL

Tyler James Westfall, infant son of Clyde P. and Lisa Parsons Riggs of Grantsville, died at birth on Monday, June 18, 2001, at Roane General Hospital.

Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandmother, Virginia Catherine Parsons of Grantsville, and paternal grandmother, Joann Westfall of Grantsville.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 October 2002

WILMA WESTFALL

Wilma Dotson Westfall, 84, of Triplett Road, Spencer, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, in Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Tyler County, the daughter of the late James and Mary Williams Dotson. She was a former president of Roane General Hospital Auxiliary where she volunteered for 29 years. She was a former employee of Kellwood Industries, Spencer, with 14 years of service. She was a charter member of Spencer Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Edward C. Westfall, Jr., and James H. Westfall, both of Spencer, and Bernard G. Westfall of Morgantown; one daughter, Sandra Westfall Tupes of Charlotte, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Westfall, and one daughter, Barbara Ann Westfall.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Blaine Cook officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 Apr 2004

ETTA CHENOWETH WHEELER

Etta Chenoweth Wheeler, 98, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Apr. 5, 2004.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late David Oscar and Mary Jane Knotts Chenoweth. She graduated from Calhoun County High School and Bowling Green Business University, Bowling Green, Ky. She worked in the State Legislature and State Tax Dept., Charleston, for 14 years. She and her husband opened Chenoweth Wheeler Realty Co. in Parkersburg with his father. She later worked for the State Road Commission, where she retired after eight years of service. She was active in Democratic Woman's Club, Civic Woman's Club and Zonta Club, and was a 50-year member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one brother, J. Wesley Chenoweth of Parkers-burg; one step-son, Hoyt N. Wheeler of Columbia, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Wheeler; one infant daughter, Jane; seven brothers, Thurl R., David W., Denver O., and Carl Chenoweth and three infants; and a nephew, Carl, who was killed during a flying mission over Austria during World War II.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., and on Friday, noon until the service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 March 2002 (Obituary from July 7, 1960)

ALBERT R. WHIPKEY

Albert Ross Whipkey, 84, of Nobe, died at his home Friday, July 1, 1960.

He was born in Marshall County, the son of the late James and Mary Conant Whipkey. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are five daughters, Lenna Offutt and Ida Nicholas, both of Grantsville, Goldie Kight of Big Springs, Wanda Whipkey of Nobe and Juanita Lydick of Five Forks; four sons, Delmus Whipkey of Big Springs, James Whipkey of Nobe, Delbert Whipkey of Akron, Ohio, and Albert Ross Whipkey of Cleveland; two brothers, John Whipkey of Youngstown, Ohio, and Joe E. Whipkey of Cameron; three sisters, Kate Mitchell of Straussburg, Ohio, and May Wilson and Dollie Whipkey, both of Five Forks; 33 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with Rev. B.A. Hensley and Rev. Archie Showen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 April 2003

ALVA WHIPKEY

Alva F. Whipkey, 90, of Waterford, Ohio, died Monday, Apr. 7, 2003, at the Arbors, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Jay and Emily Holbert. He was self-employed as a lime vendor and was a member of Eagles Club, Beverly, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; Whipkey; one daughter, Lenora Mulinex of Athens, Ga.; one brother, Bernard Whipkey of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; two sisters, Janet Allen of Parkers­burg and Malinda McMillan of Las Vegas, Nev.; six step-children, Joanne DeEmila of Orlando, Fla., Loise Holland of Marietta, Douglas Dick of Parkersburg, Theresa Amos and Valerie Schmidt, both of New Matamoras, Ohio; and Nancy Dick of Athens, Ohio; four grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Freda Ayers Whipkey, in 1993; four brothers, Alfred, Alton, Samuel and Daniel; and three sisters, Ruby, Dola and Ethel.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Tom Butterfield officiating. Burial was in Big Tygart Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 March 2002 (Obituary from Dec. 15, 1960)

ARTHUR WHIPKEY

Arthur Whipkey, 70, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 9, 1960, in the Veterans Hospital, Clarksburg.

He was born near Big Springs, the son of the late Davie and Damie Kight Whipkey.

He was a veteran of World War I and a member of American Legion Post No. 82, Grantsville.

Surviving are two brother, Isaac and Kenneth Whipkey of White Pine; one uncle, I.F. Kight of Harrisville; five nieces; and six nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Effie D. Starkey; and one infant brother, Clifford Whipkey.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Denley Tenney officiating. Burial was in Nobe Chapel Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 August 2000

BERNARD "BUCK" WHIPKEY

Bernard "Buck" Whipkey, 69, of Nobe, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Dollie E. Whipkey. He was retired from Walker Systems.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis W. Whipkey; two sons, Bernard Whipkey, Jr., and Roger Whipkey, both of Elizabeth; one daughter, Barbara Whipkey of Parkersburg; one sister, Winifred Sellers of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; 10 step-children; 28 step- grandchildren; and 8 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Whipkey; his second wife, Beverly Whipkey; one sister, Wilma Simmons; and one grandson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2007

BOBBY WHIPKEY

Bobby Whipkey, 39, of Greeneville, Tenn., died Sunday, May 13, 2007, at Takoma Regional Hospital, Greeneville.

He was the son of Hester Elizabeth Stump of Mt. Zion and the late Ralph Whipkey. He was an employee of Miller Industry.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Patsy Whip-key; two step-children, Robert Dunbar of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Rachel Dunbar of the home; six grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Whipkey, Jr., of Maryland and Mike Whipkey of Arnoldsburg; four sisters, Micki Hickman of Gilboa, Lynn Morrison of Nobe, Della Nichols of Mt. Zion and Bea Robinson of Tanner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rita Whipkey and Vicki Whipkey, and two nephews, Luke Hickman and Michael Whipkey.

Services will be held Thursday, May 17, 11 a.m., at Whitten-burg United Methodist Church, with Rev. Richie Neese and Rev. Phil Hickman officiating, and burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville.

(Larry Heffner)


Parkersburg News/The Sentinel

Friday, April 23, 2004

George Whipkey

George Whipkey, 98, of Grantsville passed away April 20, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center in Grantsville.

He was born at Nobe, W.Va., a son of the late Abe and Daisy Church Whipkey. He was a well-known gospel singer, having taught gospel music in Calhoun and surrounding counties for many years. He had been a member of the Chapel Baptist Church at Nobe since 1934 and was a member of the IOOF Lodge 118 at Burnt House.

Surviving are one brother, Leon Whipkey of Nobe; and three sisters, Agnes (Susie) Smith and Thelma Lowe, both of Ohio; and Alma Wright of Parkersburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Whipkey; one sister, Mary Morris; and one infant brother.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, with the Revs. Ronzel Roberts and Robert Nicholas officiating. Interment will be in the Nobe Cemetery. Friends may call from noon - 2 p.m. Sunday at the church

(Kay Walker)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 May 2001

GLADYS WHIPKEY

Gladys Whipkey, 91, of White Pine, died Monday, May 21, 2001, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at White Pine, the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Della Grimm Kelley. She was a long-time member of Cherry Fork United Brethren Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Edna Carroll Whipkey and Mary L. Nichols, both of Grantsville; two sons, Rev. Kenneth Whipkey of Smithville and Francis D. Whipkey of Belpre, Ohio; one brother, Donald Kelley of Grantsville; three sisters, Genevieve Ward, Geraldine Kelley and Jean Miller, all of Grantsville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Whipkey, Sr., and two brothers, Virgil Kelley and Blendon Kelley; and one sister, Caroline Barr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Kight Cemetery, Cherry Fork. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Family and friends will be received at the church following the burial.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2004

GEORGE WHIPKEY

George Whipkey, 98, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Nobe, the son of the late Abe and Daisy Church Whipkey. He was a gospel singer and taught gospel music in Calhoun and surrounding counties. He had been a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, since 1934, and was a member of IOOF Lodge No. 118, Burnt House.

Surviving are one brother, Leon Whipkey of Nobe, and three sisters, Agnes (Susie) Smith and Thelma Lowe, both of Ohio, and Alma Wright of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Whipkey; one sister, Mary Morris; and one infant brother.

Services were held at Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Ronzel Roberts and Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 28 October 2004

HELEN WHIPKEY

Helen Nadine Whipkey, 76, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Charlie Hupp and Leurna Hathaway Hupp. She was a member of Fellow­ship Baptist Church, Vienna, and DAV Chapter 32, Murphytown. She had formerly been employed by Wood County Board of Education as a cook for more than 10 years and by North Parkersburg Baptist Church as a secretary for 10 years.

Surviving are her husband, Emil L. "Burrhead" Whipkey, Sr.; two sons, Emil L. Whipkey, Jr., of Mineral Wells and Charles W. "Chuck" Whipkey of Parkersburg; one daughter, Linda L. Woolard of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, who all died in infancy.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jonathan Lands officiating. Entombment was in Three Crosses Mausoleum, Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 December 2008

LEON WHIPKEY

Leon B. Whipkey, 93, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Abe and Daisy Church Whipkey.

He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville, for over 60 years. He served as deacon at Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, for many years and was a member and deacon at Auburn Baptist Church. He was a former right-of-way contractor for 17 years. He was a gospel singer and had taught shape notes music since 1936.

Surviving are his wife, Nina Simmons Whipkey, whom he married Aug. 17, 1938; two sons, Garriel Whipkey of Tumwater, Wash., and Merrill Whipkey of Wayne; two daughters, Janice K. Jones of Pennsboro and Becky Nichols of Parkersburg; 15 grand-children; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harry Drake officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 June 2008

PHYLLIS JUNE REED WHIPKEY

Phyllis June Reed Whipkey, 68, of Grantsville, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Pearl Shimer Reed.

She was an abstracter in the oil and gas industry and a former Calhoun county clerk.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Godfrey of Grantsville and Deanna Wright of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Tim Reed of Cutler, Ohio, and David Reed of Grantsville; one sister, Euna Reed of Five Forks; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to pay their respects may send flowers. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 January 2002

WANDA (Granny) WHIPKEY

Wanda L. (Granny) Whipkey, 87, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Nobe, the daughter of the late Albert Ross and Ida Mae Church Whipkey. She was manager for several years of "The Store" in Grantsville, and had attended Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe. She served as a foster grandmother for 13 years in Calhoun and Wood counties and was a former nurse's aide at Calhoun General Hospital. She enjoyed various church services at Eagle Point Nursing Center where she was a patient.

Surviving are two daughters, Janet Rebecca Smith of Parkersburg and Marilyn Frances Mills of Brohard; one son, Richard Neil Whipkey of Parkersburg; one sister, Ida Mae Nicholas of Grantsville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lenna Mae Offutt, Goldie E. Kight and Waneta Lydick; four brothers, James Henry Whipkey, Albert Ross Whipkey, George Delbert Whipkey and Delmas Edward Whipkey; one grandson, John Patrick Smith; and one great-granddaughter, Athena Dundus.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 June 2004

MARION WHISMAN

Marion G. Whisman, 87, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Wolfe County, Ky., the son of the late Sam and Laura Clark Whisman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he received a Purple Heart. He was a sign painter and carpenter and a member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Elah Starcher Whisman; two daugh-ters, Joan Satterfield of Grantsville and Twila Roach of Parkers-burg; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Jack and Alford Whisman; one half-brother, Bill Whisman; and a twin sister, Mary.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Mount Olive United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Swearingen and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was also scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 July 2002

CAROLYN WHITE

Carolyn L. White, 60, of White Pine, died Monday, July 22, 2002, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Royal and Alma Kelley White. She was a member of Cherry Fork United Methodist Church. She had formerly worked for Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville, McCoy's Service Center, Smithville, and as a caseworker for Calhoun County Committee on Aging, Grantsville.

Surviving are three brothers, Ron White of Wakeman, Ohio, Joe White of LaGrange, Ohio, and Steve White of St. Albans.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Wava White, and two brothers, Gary and Benny White.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be Kight Cemetery, White Pine. Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 July 2003

EVA JEWELL WHITE

Eva JeweIl White, 76, of Ravenswood, died Friday, July 11, 2003, in Ravenswood Village.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Edgar and Clara Stump Cook. She was a retired cook at Calhoun General Hospital and served as a foster grandparent at Pleasant Hill and Ravenswood Elementary schools for 18 years. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church, Ravenswood.

Surviving are one daughter, Wilma Drennen of Ravenswood; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruffner White.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. David Johnston officiating. Burial was in Rosedale Baptist Church Cemetery, Rosedale.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 25 November 2004

DELBERT WHITE

Delbert "Joe" White, 65, of LaGrange, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of the late Royal and Alma Kelly White. He was employed by Ford Motor Co., Loraine, Ohio, in the body shop for 31 years before retiring in 1991. He was a member of UAW Local 425.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Naomi Holbert White; one daughter, Cathy Ross of Grafton, Ohio; two sons, Tod White of LaGrange and Randy White of Fox River Grove, Ill.; eight grand-children; one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Ron White of Wakeman, Ohio, and Steve White of St. Albans.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wava Hunter and Carolyn White, and two brothers, Benny White and Gary White.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Kight Cemetery, White Pine Road, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 10 April 2003

FREDDIE EUGENE WHITE

Freddie Eugene White of Channelview, Tex., died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, in Channelview Hospital.

He was born at Glenville, the son of Nettie Starcher Kerby and the late Greely White of Channelview. He attended Calhoun High School and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He served four years in the Navy aboard the USS Chambers and retired as a mechanic from Auto Handling, Houston, Tex.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Leto Wood and Fresa Jennings, both of Houston; two sons, Freddie White, Jr., and Roger White, both of Houston; one sister, Freda Booher of Orma; one brother, Frankie White of Barberton, Ohio; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Enda Carpenter.

Burial was at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 August 2001

JAMES ALBERT WHITE

James A. White, 70, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001.

He was born in Marlington and spent most of his childhood in Grantsville. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy in Korea and worked 19 years as retail manager for McCrory's Dept. Stores and 22 years with Beall's Dept. Stores. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Alice; one son, Mark of Palm Harbor, Fla.; three daughters, Cynthia Herald of Palm Harbor, Lisa Wavra of Melbourne, Fla., and Debra White of New Smyrna Beach; one brother, Eugene of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His step-father was the late Holly Beall of Grantsville.

Services were held at Baldwin Memorial Chapel, North Causeway, Fla., with Mark Davis officiating. Military Honors were given by American Legion Post 17, New Smyrna Beach.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 Nov 2003

LONA JANE WHITE

Lona Jane White, 102, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Sand Ridge, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, in Magnolia Health Care Center, Wadsworth, Ohio.

She was born at Uler, Roane County, the daughter of the late John and Lena Cochran Drake. She was a homemaker and a member of Walton Full Gospel Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mildren Simmons of Barberton; one son, Verbis White of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Ronsel Drake of Ivydale; eight grandchildren, including Karen Boothe of Grantsville; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence White, and one son, Clarence White, Jr.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 April 2006

RONZAL ADAM WHITE

Ronzal Adam White, 90, of Wilsie, Braxton County, died Monday, Apr. 10, 2006, at Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was the son of the late Homer and Rosa B. Six White. He was a retired steel worker and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II for which he received a Purple Heart. He was a Christian.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Gladys Carte White; two sons, Charles White of Exchange and Dana White of Frametown; three daughters, Edna Zwoll of Orma, Janet Glessner of Adrian and Marie Collins of New London, Ohio; two brothers, Roscoe White of Parkersburg and Dorvin White of Rockport; one sister, Naomi Gilbert of Elizabeth; 16 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, William "Ronnie" White: two grandchildren; five brothers; and five sisters.

Services were held at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in White Family Cemetery, Sleith, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post #33.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 09 January 2003

SHARON ROSE WHITE

Sharon Rose White of Frametown, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, in an auto accident near Servia, Braxton County.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of Bill Robert and Janet Vanburen White of Frametown. She was a member of Hill Fork Community Church, Rosedale.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one daughter, Beverly Renae Bosley; four brothers, Billy Joe White, Daniel Blaine White and Jonathan Lee White, all of Frametown, and James Robert White of Gassaway; and her maternal grandfather, David Vanburen of Rosedale.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 November 2008

SUSIE WHITE

Susie A. White, 73, of Arnoldsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at Minnie Hamilton Health System, Grantsville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Russell and Oma Nitz Nester.

She was a home health care worker, homemaker, and had worked at Kellwood Co., Spencer.

Surviving are four sons, Dean of Wellington, Ohio, Danny of LaGrange, Ohio, Douglas of Stuart, Va., and David, address unknown; three sisters, Faustine Shaffer of Fairborn, Ohio, Inez Tucker of Elyria, Ohio, and Beverley Hall of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Roy Nester of Millstone and Alpheus Nester of Mt. Zion; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Lyle and Carl Nester, and two sisters, Emma Deem and Joyce McKown.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Road Run Cemetery, Beech. Visitation will be Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2007

WILLIAM WHITE, JR.

William R. "Bill" White, Jr., 67, of Spencer, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, in Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarks-burg.

He was born at Oka, the son of the late Russell White and Sybil Jean Jarvis White Pischke. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He was a retired self-employed businessman.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl White; one daughter, Melody Starcher of Spencer; two sons, Michael White of Lincoln, Neb., and Mark White of Spencer; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, John White.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial, with military graveside rites, was in Thomas P. Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 Apr 2004

BETTY JANE WHITED

Betty Jane Whited, 60, of Creston, died Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2004, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late William Carl Stutler and Jessie Irene Vandale Stutler, formerly of Little Creek.

Surviving are two sons, Randy Gene Whited of Akron, Ohio, and Ricky Edward Smith of Grantsville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Sue Whited.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Webb officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Stutler Road, Annamoriah.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 August 2007

GEORGIA ESTELLE WHITED

Georgia Estelle Whited, 88, of Coolville, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born in Henderson, Mason County, the daughter of the late Wilber Carris Lee and Elma Ruth Huffman Lee. She retired from U.S. Postal Service with 29 years of service at Palestine.

Surviving are three sons, William C. of Parkersburg, Richard L. of Grantsville and Phillip P. of Rockport; three daughters, Kathryn Ashley of Glenville, Nancy Katrina of Hampton, Va., and Mary Ann Copen of Elizabeth; one brother, Albert Don Lee of Parkersburg; several grandchildren, including Rex Whited of Coolville, whom she resided with; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Delbert Whited, on Aug. 6, 1989; one granddaughter, Deidra D. Whited (whom she raised); one infant son; two brothers, Frank Lee and Doyle Lee; and one sister, Rita Ruth Tuck.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial was in Two Runs Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 April 2009

EDITH TANNER WHITING

Edith M. Tanner Whiting, 89, of Spencer, died Friday, Apr. 24, 2009, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Edward and America Tucker Tanner.

She was retired from Kellwood Co., Spencer, and was a member of Boggs Fork Community Church.

Surviving are three sons, Steve Whiting and wife Shirley and Roma Whiting and wife Louise, all of Spencer, and Donzel Whiting and wife Patona of Ripley; two daughters, Linda Stalnaker and husband Charles of Palestine and Brenda Cain and husband Eddie of Grantsville; nine grandchildren, Kevin, Randy and Gary Whiting, Shannon Morris and Ronnie Whiting, all of Spencer, Mark and Eric Cain, both of Grantsville, and Trevor and Savana Whiting, both of Ripley; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Ray Whiting; one brother, Donzel Tanner; and four sisters, Eleanor Tanner, Elsie Greathouse, Tressie McCune and Lucille Essig.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Charles Davis officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Boggs Fork.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 February 2003

AGNES WHYTSELL

Agnes Whytsell, 76, of Sand Ridge, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Goldbach, Germany, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Pheifer Emmerich. She was a member of VFW Women's Auxiliary and Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are one son, Richard A. Whytsell of Sand Ridge; one daughter, Gisela Gibson of Sand Ridge; one brother, Hans Emmerich of Goldbach; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Clyde Whytsell, in 1995.

Rite of Christian Burial was held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. David Glockner officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Scripture Prayer Service was held at the funeral home chapel.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 Apr 2004

BLANCHE WHYTSELL

Blanche Whytsell, 83, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Apr. 16, 2004, at her residence.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Mae Greathouse Parrill. She retired from Kellwood Co. with 30 years of service and was a field editor for Taste of Home cooking magazine. She attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Randall Whytsell; one daughter, Peggy Lou Stemple and husband Marvin of Arnoldsburg; one grandson, John Kenton Stemple of Parkersburg; one grand-daughter, Deidre Lynn Hobbs and husband Martin of Newbury Park, Calif.; great-grandson, Jared Wesley Hobbs, and great-granddaughter, Valerie Elizabeth Hobbs, both of Newbury Park; one brother, Dick Parrill of Spencer; three sisters, Nina Cassady of Mineral Wells, Opal Kirby of Mt. Zion and Kathleen Gainer of Barberton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Joan Henthorn, and three brothers, Raymond, Robert and Clay Parrill.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 November 2008

ERNEST RAY WHYTSELL

Ernest Ray Whytsell, 74, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fred and Vena Riggs Whytsell, Sr.

He retired from Norandex Corp. maintenance department, Bedford, Ohio, after 28 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Schreckengost Whytsell; one son, Gary Allen Whytsell of New Port Richey, Fla.; three sisters, Vera Madeline Wagoner, Lola Moss and Barbara Church, all of Arnoldsburg; six brothers, Donald, Richard, Fred "Joe" Jr., Frank and Ben Whytsell, all of Arnoldsburg, and George Whytsell of Lewisville, Ohio; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Imogene and Laverne Whytsell and Juanita Batten.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 February 2001

HELEN WHYTSELL

Helen L. Whytsell, 65, of Spencer, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Cecil and Nettie Bowere Hall. She was retired from B.F. Goodrich Aerospace Co., Spencer, and attended Beech Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Charles R. Whytsell; one daughter, Cathy Bise of Spencer; three brothers, Darrell Hall of Parkersburg, Gene Hall of Spencer and Donald Hall of Arnoldsburg; and three grandchildren.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 Apr 2004

MARTHA WHYTSELL

Martha L. Whytsell, 75, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Spencer, the daughter of the late Otmer and Rachel Digman Rader. She retired as a psychiatric aide at Hawthorndon State Hospital, Ohio, after 31 years of service. She attended Leatherbark Church.

Surviving is her husband of 56 years, Donald Whytsell.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating and Ralph Carpenter assisting. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 November 2007

RANDALL EDWIN WHYTSELL

Randall Edwin Whytsell, 91, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

He was born at Richardson, the son of the late Edwin Lowell and Rettie Starcher Whytsell. He was a farmer and worked for the Monongahela Power Company and Pennzoil Oil Company. He played guitar and sang with his brother Woodrow as the Whytsell Brothers. He attended Leatherbark Community Church and Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

Surviving are daughter, Peggy Lou Stemple and husband Marvin of Arnoldsburg; one grandson, John Kenton Stemple of Parkersburg; one granddaughter, Deidre Lynn Hobbs of Newbury Park, Calif.; two great-grandchildren Jared Wesley Hobbs, and Valerie Elizabeth Hobbs; one brother Victor Eugene Whytsell of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Blanche Parrill Whytsell; two sisters, Hazel Mae Kemmner Connolly and Elizabeth Almira McCoy; and three brothers, Charles Davis Whytsell, Woodrow Wilson Whytsell, and Dewey Paul Whytsell.

Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 March 2009

RICHARD WHYTSELL

Richard C. Whytsell, 76, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2009, at Eldercare, Ripley.

He was born in Rocksdale, the son of the late Fred and Vena Riggs Whytsell, Sr.

He was retired form Hardwood Manufacturing, West Salem, Ohio, and attended Leatherbark Church.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Marie Albanese Whytsell; one son, Jeffrey Whytsell of West Salem; four grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy and Tiffany Whytsell and Tyson Krebs; three sisters, Vera Madeline Wagoner, Lola Moss and Barbara Church, all of Arnoldsburg; and five brothers, Donald, Fred "Joe" Jr., Frank and Ben Whytsell, all of Arnoldsburg, and George Whytsell of Lewisburg, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Ray Whytsell, and three sisters, Imogene Whytsell, Laverne Whytsell and Juanita Batten.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 April 2002 (Obituary from July 7, 1960)

S. C. WHYTSELL

Simon Clinton Whytsell, 83, of Rocksdale, died Thursday, June 30, 1960, at his residence.

He was born at Altizer, the son of the late John and Mary Lynch Whytsell. He was a retired farmer and a member of Stoney Point Methodist Church, Altizer.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Whytsell; five sons, Elba and Harry Whytsell, both of Akron, Ohio, Gene Whytsell of Parkersburg, Kose Whytsell of Rocksdale and Howard Whytsell of Dover, Ohio; nine daughters, Ruby Wallbrown, Indra Mullinex and Eleanor Starcher, all of Barberton, Ohio, Freda Gandee of Akron, Edna George of Carrollton, Ohio, Geneva Morgan of Altizer, Louise Nevitt of Henderson, Ky., Julia Marsh of Charleston and Katherine Joy of Elizabeth; one sister, Mrs. Roy Morgan of Altizer; 36 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stoney Point Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Duskey officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Altizer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 January 2002

VELDA WHYTSELL

Velda M. Whytsell, 96, of Sand Ridge, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001.

She was born at Richardson, the daughter of the late Alex and Jennie Wright Ritchie. She was retired from Rubber Fabricators, Inc., Grantsville, and was a member of Sycamore Methodist Church and VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving are one daughter, Bessie Sutherland of Hines; one son, Ed Whytsell of Florence, Wisc.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edwin Whytsell; one daughter; and six sons.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001

WILDA JUNE WHYTSELL

Wilda June Whytsell, 77, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Apr. 20, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Ray O. and Margie Jane Williams Blosser. She was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich with 19 years of service and was a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband, Victor E. Whytsell; two daughters, Marilyn Sue Kerby of Smyrna, Tenn., and Vicki Walters of Cottageville; one son, Philip Whytsell of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Juanita Slider of Ripley; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Mace.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Allen Smith and Rev. D.L. Kirby officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 April 2007

WOODROW WILSON WHYTSELL

Woodrow Wilson Whytsell, 88, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Apr. 15, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born at Richardson, the son of the late Edwin Lowell and Rettie Starcher Whytsell. He was part of the U.S. Navy amphibious forces in the Pacific Theater and received several medals. He worked as an oil field driller and sang and played the mandolin as part of the Whytsell Brothers duo. He was a member of American Legion Post 21, Spencer, and VFW Post 5959, Grantsville, and attended Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Victor Eugene and Randall Edwin, both of Arnoldsburg; two daughters, Geraldine "Deanie" Efaw of Sistersville and Brenda Lane of Jefferson, Ohio; one step-daughter, Marie Hays of Arnoldsburg; five step-sons, James John-son, Cecil Johnson of Middlebourne, Charles Johnson of Mountain, Harold Johnson of Bridgeport and Gary Johnson of Harrisville; four granddaughters; two grandsons; six step-grandsons; six step-granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four wives, Sylvia, Doris, Mae and Ola; two sisters, Hazel Connolly and Elizabeth McCoy; two brothers, Charles Davis and Dewey Paul Whytsell; and one step- son, James "Joe" Church.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. D.L. Kirby officiating and burial in Lynch Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 September 2000

VONDA WIEDENHOFT

Vonda Ownes Wiedenhoft, 74, of Michigan City, Ind., formerly of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at St. Anthony's Memorial Health Center.

She was the daughter of the late Joshua S. Owens and the late Nellie Wright Owens Cain.

Surviving are seven brothers, Woodrow Owens and Joshua Owens, Jr., both of Ravenswood, George Owens of Sunbury, Ohio, Ronald Owens and Charles Owens, both of Parkersburg, Roger Cain of Bridgeport and Dennis Cain of Grantsville; seven sisters, Wanda Hudson of Dunbar, Norma Jean Godfrey, Greta Richards and Joyce Roberts, all of Grantsville, Carolyn Preston and Sharlene Sadler, both of Belpre, Ohio, and Darlene Roberts of Parkersburg; one step-son, Danny Wiedenhoft of Bradenton, Fla.; and one step-daughter, Vicki Lynn Westfall of Michigan City.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Charles Wiedenhoft; two brothers, Ottmer Owens and Terry Cain; and step-mother, Minnie Owens.

Services were held at Essling Funeral Home, LaPorte, Ind., with Rev. Jon Rumley officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 May 2010

PEARL MARIE WILDMAN

Pearl Marie Wildman, 64, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Nicut, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, as the result of an ATV accident at Nicut.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Earl and Hallie Mae Sampson Siers.

Surviving are one son, Robert Dittman of Jacksonville; three daughters, Regina Zoller and Michelle Bush, both of Parkersburg, and Christy McCutcheon of Jacksonville; one brother, Pete Siers of Rosedale; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Cottrell Cemetery, Frozen Run.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 March 2007

JOSEPH THOMAS WILFORD

Joseph Thomas Wilford, 82, of Millstone, died Monday, Mar. 5, 2007, at Clarksburg Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born in Albany, N.Y., the son of the late George and Margaret Mullens Wilford. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and former ambulance driver for Nicholas County EMS, Summersville.

Surviving are one daughter, Janet Rhodes and husband Dean of Millstone; five sons, Thomas Wilford and wife Lynette of Millstone, and Joey, Robert, Howard and Tommy Wilford, all of Summersville; one step-son, Junior Morris of Millstone; three grandchildren, Amber Dawn Wilford of Millstone, Thomas Edward Wilford of Davisville and Phillip George Wilford of Circleville, Ohio; and three step-grandchildren, Robert Morris and Garold Morris of Baltimore, Md., and April Hurley of Baysville, N.J.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dessie Wilford; one step-son, Phillip Garold Morris; and three sisters, Marge, May and Betty, all of New York.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 02 January 2003 (from Nov. 2, 1944)

CLIFFORD WILKINSON

Clifford Wilkinson, 35, of Sandyville, died Oct. 7, 1944, on German soil.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson of Sandyville. He had been in the service for two years. He had been in several different places and when last heard from was in Germany.

Surviving are several sisters and brothers, including Rev. Charles Wilkinson of Hur.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 August 2002

RUBY WILKINSON

Rev. Ruby Inez Wilkinson, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at her residence.

She was born in Sandyville, the daughter of the late Logan M. and Nellie J. Balderson Cheuvront. She was a retired United Methodist minister with 63 years in churches in Calhoun, Wirt, Wood, Roane and Jackson counties. She was a member of Red Hill U.M. Church where she was an assistant Sunday School teacher and was in charge of the prayer chain. She was a member of Women's Christian Temperance Union and was still active in delivering sermons at Worthington Nursing Home.

Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Knapp of Parkersburg and Sandra K. Osgood of Moorefield; two brothers, Calvin Cheuvront of Parkersburg and Glen Cheuvront of Avon Park, Fla.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles M. Wilkinson, whom she married in 1935; and seven brothers, Owen, Amos, Doyle, Normal, Dempsie, Lloyd and Delmar Cheuvront.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, with Rev. Philip Dent officiating, assisted by Rev. Sue Jones and Rev. Frank Plybon, with a special presentation to the family by Dr. Helen Bell, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

The family requested memorial donations be made to Rev. Ruby I. Wilkinson Memorial, c/o Red Hill U.M. Church, 114 Red Hill Cemetery Road, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2008

ALVA WILLIAMS

Alva Williams, 88, of Ripley, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at Elder Care, Ripley.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Jesse and Mary Stalnaker Williams.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are one daughter, Teresa Diane Dennis of Strasburg, Ohio, and one sister, Irene Stevens of Lorain, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Hale, Albert and Holly Williams, and three sisters, Opal Bowers, Gladys Williams and Millie Holbert.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, with military graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2000
(reprint from April 1987)

APRIL WILLIAMS

April Williams, 16, of Palestine, died Mar. 27, 1987, as a result of a one-car accident of Rt. 14.

She was born in Barberton, Ohio, the daughter of Roger Williams of Elizabeth and Dorothy Bell of Palestine. She was a sophomore at Wirt County High School, active in Special Olympics, school choir, appeared in the musical, "Oliver," and was a member of the Children of Pioneers.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one sister, Lisa Summers of Ohio; paternal grandparents, Jim and Margie Williams of Arnoldsburg; maternal grandmother, Susie Cyrus of Newsome; two nephews, Eddie and Joshua Summers; one niece, Amber Summers of Palestine; and step-father, John Bell.

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

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home Chapel, Elizabeth, with Rev. Harvey Greathouse officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth K of P. Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 January 2009

DONALD RAY WILLIAMS

Donald Ray Williams, 61, of Grantsville, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at Eagle Point Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Omagene Eagle Williams and the late Dale Williams.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a former timberman and truck driver.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three daughters, Rebecca Williams of Grantsville and Twila Williams and Carrie Lott, both of Parkersburg; one son, Donnie Williams of Parkersburg; four brothers; four sisters; four grandchildren; and his companion, Norma Freshour.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2002

FRED WILLIAMS, JR.

Fred E. Williams, Jr., 78, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born at Cabot Station, the son of the late Fred E. and Goldie Smith Williams, Sr. He graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1942 and served in the 3rd Airborne Division in the European Theater during World War II. He worked for 42 years in the B&O Chessie system. He was a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Louise G. Williams; two sons, Edward W. Williams and Jeffery J. Williams; one daughter, Kimberli J. Gobel; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

At his request, no services will be held.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2000
(reprint from September 1971)

JAMES WILLIAMS

James C. Williams, 86, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1971, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Norman and Venilla Snodgrass Williams. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had owned and operated a lumber mill for 40 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Leon Ross of Big Bend; four sons, Dale Williams of Big Bend, James Williams of Barberton, Ohio, and Norman and Charles Williams, both of Medina, Ohio; one sister, Eva Starcher of Grantsville; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harold Huffman officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2008

MARJORIE RUTH WILLIAMS

Marjorie Ruth Williams, 85, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2008, at Miletree Health Care Center, Spencer.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Levingston and Ida Bell Miller Greathouse.

She was a member of Church of the Living God, Spencer.

Surviving are two sons, Roger Williams of Elizabeth and Richard Williams of Reedy; one daughter, Carol Bottenfield of Spencer; one brother, Rev. Harvey Greathouse of Manchester, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Seymore and Macel Schreckengost, both of Barberton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Williams; five grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" -10 May 2001 (Obituary from Sept. 16, 1976)

MELVA WILLIAMS

Melva D. Williams of Huntsville, Ala., was killed in an automobile accident in Huntsville on Sunday, Sept. 4. Two other persons were reported killed at the same time and five injured.

She was born at Big Bend, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Carl Shroyer of Munday. She had attended Calhoun schools, including Calhoun High School.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Douglas Williams of Huntsville; and five children, Deborah W. Powell, Roy Williams, Phillip Williams, Carl Williams and Jennifer Williams, all of Huntsville.

Services were held in Pensacola, Fla.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2006

PLEASANT WILLIAMS

Pleasant Winfred "P.W." Williams, 84, of Elkins, former resident of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Mar. 18, 2006, at Talbott's Personal Care Home, Belington.

He was born in Oneida, Tenn., the son of the late Olive Chambers and Benjamin F. Williams. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radar technician aboard the escort carrier USS Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific. He worked as an account­ant for Atomic Energy Commission before being transferred to its Washington, D.C., office. He retired from Dept. of Energy in 1979.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Doty Williams; one brother, Benjamin Williams; two daughters, Brenda Carol Cachia and Karen Gail Martin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Sally Barnett, Emily May, Leslie McCormick and Daryl Pullen; and eight step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Cornelia O'Conner Williams; two sisters, Frankie Allred and Lavadnia Garrett; two brothers, Lansden Carson Garrett and James Marion Williams; and one grandson, Joshua Martin.

In accordance with his wishes, his remains were cremated and his ashes will be scattered on his mother's grave in Scott County, Tenn., at a later date. A memorial celebration will be held at the Williams' home, 1004 S. Kerens Ave., Elkins, on Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp., Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center, or the charity of your choice.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2001

ROBERT WILLIAMS

Robert L. "Bobby" Williams, 84, of Big Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born in Big Bend, the son of the late James Robert and Nell Ferrell Williams. He served in World War II and retired from National Acme, Cleveland, in 1980, with over 30 years of service.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Gertrude "Trudy" Lynn and David Dolnacko of Cleveland, Ohio, with whom he resided for the last six years; one granddaughter, Amanda Wasserman of Big Springs; one sister, Olive Richards of Big Springs; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Virginia Swiger Williams in 1993; one daughter, Roberta Lee; one son, Larry Douglas; two brothers, Foster Williams and Chester Williams; and one sister, Helen Jones.

At the request of the deceased, he will be cremated and his ashes will be brought to Calhoun County in mid-January and funeral arrangements will be made and announced at that time.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 January 2001

ROBERT L. "BOBBY" WILLIAMS

The family of Robert L. "Bobby" Williams of Big Springs, sadly announces his passing on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. He was 84 years old and had been living with his daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and David Dolnacko, at their home in Cleveland for the last six years.

Mr. Williams was born to James Robert and Nell (Ferrell) Williams on June 21, 1916, in Big Bend. He married Martha Virginia Swiger on Sept. 20, 1940. He proudly served in World War II from 1945-1946 and worked at National Acme, Cleveland, Ohio, for over 30 years. He retired from National Acme in 1980. He and Virginia happily returned to his home in Big Springs at that time.

Probably the most important thing to Mr. Williams was his family. He and Virginia had three children, Roberta Lee, Larry Douglas and Gertrude "Trudy" Lynn, and one granddaughter, Amanda "Mandy" Lynn Wasserman, who resides at his home in Big Springs and is a teacher at Wirt County High School.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, James Robert Williams (1946) and Nell Ferrell Williams (1977); his daughter Roberta Lee (1942); his son, Larry Douglas (1972); his wife, Martha Virginia (1993); two brothers, Foster Williams (1963) and Chester Williams (1980); and one sister, Helen Jones (2000). Surviving family members include his daughter and son-in-law, Trudy L. and David Dolnacko of Cleveland, Ohio; his granddaughter, Amanda Wasserman of Big Springs; his sister, Olive Richards of Big Springs; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Williams, lovingly referred to as "Poppy" by his granddaughter and many others, will be greatly missed and always dearly loved.

Mr. Williams' request was that he be cremated; therefore, his ashes will be brought to Calhoun County in mid-January and funeral arrangements will be made and announced at that time.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 November 2009

SHARON WILLIAMS

Sharon S. Williams, 56, of Fleming, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Alice Richards Cunningham of Big Bend and the late Frank Cunningham. She was a 1972 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She was a homemaker and worked in various health care facilities.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Chester Paul Williams, formerly of Grantsville; five children, Gary, Chester, Chassity, Chad and Kalianna Williams; and five grand-children, Trevor, Hayden, Matthew, Tessa and C.J. Williams.

Memorial services were held at Calvary Community Church, with Rev. Kenneth Fullerton officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at 4492 Anderson Road, Fleming, OH 45729.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 September 2001

LARRY STEVE WILMOTH

Larry Steve Wilmoth, 52, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Lewis County, the son of Leonard and Mary James Wilmoth of Normantown. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed by Hoosier Rapid Transit Co. He attended Lower Steer Run Baptist Church, Normantown, and was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Patricia Wilmoth; two sons, L. Steve Wilmoth II and James L. Wilmoth, both at home; one brother, Joe Wilmoth of Normantown; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mark Watkins and Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating, and burial in James Cemetery, Normantown, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 1 May 2003

LUCILLE WILMOTH

Lucille Wilmoth, 90, of Millstone, died Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003, in White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lon and Mae Downs Powell. She was a member of Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are one son, David Wilmoth of Kemersville, N.C.; one daughter, SheIla Bums of Marlinton; two brothers, Rue Powell of Arnoldsburg and Gale Powell of St. Albans; three sisters, Eva Burton of Parkersburg, Amy Hathaway of Grantsville and Emmaneel Montgomery of Columbia, S.C.; nine grandchildren, Donna Beeby, Linda Talley, Lisa Storrey, David Wilmoth, Patrick Bums, Michael Bums, Mathew Bums, Carrie Bums and Cathy Bums; and 12 great-grandchildren, Emily Bums, Katelynd Bums, Brandon Bums, Jenna Beeby, Jessyca Beeby, J. Scott Beeby, Jamie Simmons, Brandi Vanhoy, Virginia Wilmoth, Cassie Storrey, Jason Storrey and Andrew Bums.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurl Wilmoth.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 August 2001

ALLEN N. WILSON

Allen N. Wilson, 74, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Edgar N. and Maud Mills Wilson. He operated a demolition firm in Baltimore, Md., and was a former owner of Grantsville Cab Co. He was also a former timberman, farmer, and heavy equipment operator. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo Wilson; six sons, Michael A. Wilson and Donald R. Wilson, both of Mt. Zion, John L. Wilson of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kenneth L. Wilson of Baltimore, Richard D. Wilson of Parkersburg, Joseph W. Wilson of Severn, Md.; three daughters, Charlotte S. Doelle of Millersville, Md., Greta J. Butler of Perry Hall, Md., and Donna D. Yoak of Grantsville; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

BARBARA BATES WILSON

Barbara Ann Bates Wilson, 64, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007.

She was born in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Clovis N. and Rosalee V. Digman Bates. She graduated from Newton Falls High School, Ohio, in 1961. While a resident of Grantsville, she earned a certificate in food service from Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center and continued a career in restaurant management. She served as president of Grantsville VFW Post 5959 Ladies Auxiliary for two years. She was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe. She relocated to Warren, Ohio, in 1993. She earned a diploma in psychology and social work from Stafford Career Institute, Washington, D.C., in September 2001.

Surviving are her children, Kimberley King of Brookfield, Ohio, Sheldon V. Wilson II of Johnston, Ohio, Olis Dee Wilson of Warren, Ohio, and Lorna Bernadella of Kinsman, Ohio; two daughters adopted by her parents, Robin Greer of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Tina Kren of Newton Falls, Ohio; one brother, Butch Bates of Newton Falls; one sister, Betty Gibson of Niles, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Sheldon V. Wilson I, on Sept. 13, 1978; one daughter, Shelley Jean Wilson; and three grandchildren, Michael, Amy Lynn and Jeramie.

Services were held at Borowski Memorial Home, Newton Falls, with Pastor Richard Skiver officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 May 1991

BERNARD B. WILSON

Bernard B. Wilson, 87, of Broomstick, died Wednesday, May 22, 1991, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Thomas and Rachel Belford Wilson. He was a member of the Broomstick Community Church and was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways.

He is survived by his wife, Clareth Shimer Wilson; one son, Burley Wilson of Jeromesville, Ohio; two daughters, Mavadean Yoak of Five Forks and Ilene Wager of Big Springs; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Oley and Lemond Wilson; and one sister, Darla Wilson.

Services were held at the Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Lawson Whipkey officiating. Burial was in the Gainer Cemetery at Big Springs.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 June 2005

CHERREL (Jack) WILSON

Cherrel (Jack) Wilson, 59, of Grantsville, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Big Springs, the son of the late Alfred Harley Wilson and Liddie Ellen Silmon Wilson Westfall. He had been a longtime employee of Creston Oil Co.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Dines Wilson; two sons, Daniel and Harley Wilson; two daughters, Carrie Villers and Patty Sampson; three brothers, Darrel (Pat) Wilson, Doil Westfall and Kenneth Westfall; three sisters, Flossie McDonald, Marlene Kight and Betty Hosey; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lester Westfall, and two sisters, Lois and Darlene Wilson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2006

CHESTER WILSON

Chester Wilson died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, in Holiday, Fla.

He was the son of the late Oley and Jamie Wilson. He was a 1943 graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended West Virginia University. He was a World War II veteran, having served in Europe. He later worked in Cleveland, Ohio, and Reno, Ohio. After retirement, he spent time at his camp in St. Marys and winters in Florida.

Surviving are his wife, Betty; two daughters, Melanie Salazar of San Jose, Calif., and Sharon Dunlop of Willibough, Ohio; one son, Scott of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Crystal Kight of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Foster.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 December 2006

CHESTER WILSON

Chester K. Wilson, 81, of Holiday, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at Community Hospital, New Port Richey, Fla.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Oley and Jane Wilson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and an electrician at Kardex, Inc. He was a member of American Legion Post 86 and was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Betty; one son, Scott of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Sharon Dunlap of Willoughby, Ohio, and Melanie Kay Salazar of San Jose, Calif.; one sister, Crystal Kight of Charleston; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Foster Wilson.

Memorial services were held at Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 February 2002

CLARICE WILSON

Clarice G. Wilson, 93, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Freed, the daughter of the late Okey and Anna Frances Cunningham Shimer. She was a member of Broomstick Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Ilene Wager of Big Springs; six sisters, Ollie Ford, Goldie Richards, Pearl Reed and Blanche Kendall, all of Grantsville, Arthelia Richards of Elizabeth and Pauline Cline of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard B. Wilson; one son, Burley Wilson; one daughter, Mavadean J. Yoak; one sister, Virginia Williams; and one brother, Teddy Shimer.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lawson Whipkey officiating. Burial will be in Gainer Cemetery, Big Springs. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 March 2002 (Obituary from July 7, 1960)

CLARK ANDERSON WILSON

Clark Anderson Wilson, 39, of Millstone, died in Calhoun General Hospital as a result of burns he received last April in an oil field fire.

He was born in Montana, the son of the late Clay and Ollie Brake Wilson. He came to Calhoun County in 1950. Prior to his oil field employment, he had worked at Burch Chevrolet and Stalnaker Motor Sales, both of Grantsville. He was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church and had served in World War II and the Korean War as an infantryman.

Surviving are his wife, Effie Nichols Wilson; two sons, Marvin Wilson and Clark Wildon, Jr.; one daughter, Janey Diane Wilson, all at home; and three brothers, Alva Wilson of Wheeling, Carr Wilson of Lansing, Mich., and Glenn Wilson of Joplin, Mo.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 Nov 2003

DAVID WILSON

David Hugh Wilson, 57, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Juanita L. Wilson of Five Forks and the late Hugh G. Wilson. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a truck driver most of his life. He was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, Charles Wilson and Spence Wilson, both of Parkersburg, and two sisters, Connie Bailey of Vienna and Carole Weekley of Parkersburg.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 May 2002

DENVER WILSON, JR.

Denver Wilson, Jr., 76, of Parkersburg, died Monday, May 20, 2002, in St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Freed, the son of the late Denver Wilson, Sr., and Alvaretta Mills Wilson. He was retired from Ames Co. with 41 years of service. He was a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ and Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge 3.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Georgia Hale Wilson; one son, Gary D. Wilson of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Barbara McCarthy of Stuart, Fla., and Kimberly Barclay of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Camden Avenue Church of Christ with Evangelist Brian Jones officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 May 2002 (Obituary from Oct. 14, 1948)

DWIGHT WILSON

Dwight W. Wilson, 64, of Stumptown, died at his home on Sunday morning.

He was born in Stumptown, the son of the late John H. and Harriett Poling Wilson. He was a descendent of one of Calhoun County's oldest families and operated a general merchandise store for the past 15 years at Sand Ridge. He had interests in the oil and gas business and had a large stock farm on Rush Run.

He served one term as a member of the Calhoun County Board of Education and was a member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, Grantsville, and Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Daisy Marshall Wilson; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Hall of Sand Ridge; and one grandson, Foster Hall of Sand Ridge.

Services were held at Sand Ridge Church with Rev. N.H. Bartlett and Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Eureka-Lodge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 March 2001

EDNA KATHLEEN WILSON

Edna Kathleen Wilson, 90, of Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Buckhannon.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Howard and Minnie Gainer Wilson.

Surviving are two sisters, Lynn Cooper of St. Albans and Neva Fallen of Buckhannon, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mable Mae Wilson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, noon, at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating and burial in Tanner Baptist Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled from 10 a.m. until time of services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 October 2008

ELDINE GARNETT WILSON

Eldine Garnett Wilson, 82, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late J.C. and Pearl Norman Richards of Big Springs.

Surviving are one daughter, Charlotte C. Wilson Freed of Parkersburg; one son, Roger Wilson of Big Springs; four grand-children; two great-grandchildren; and one aunt, Bernadine Braham of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Richards, and one sister, Ernestine Lynch.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday at Big Springs Cemetery, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, after visitation at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, from noon to 1 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 December 2001

ELVA WILSON

Elva Duskey Wilson, 96, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Richardson, the daughter of the late James and Joanna Duskey and granddaughter of Daniel Duskey of the Moccasin Rangers. She was a member of Hathor Court 3, Ladies Oriental Shrine, Royal Court 5, Order of the Amaranth, Bethany Shrine 4, Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem, and Parkersburg Chapter 14 Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons, Robert J. Wilson and Homer L. Wilson, both of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C. Wilson; seven brothers, Brooks, Mont, Charles, Sr., Daniel, George, French and James Everett "Bill"; and four sisters, Amy Stutler, Edith Brite, Tensey Kirby and Myrtle Ritchie.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home with Rev. Wendell Stutler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 September 2006

EVELYN LOU WILSON

Evelyn Lou Wilson, 75, of Brohard, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Brohard, the daughter of the late Oval and Daisy Swisher Wilson. She was a member of Strait Creek Baptist Church, Brohard, where she served many years as the church clerk.

Surviving are three brothers, Delmas Wilson of Brohard, Darl Wilson of Parkersburg and Robert Wilson of Washington; two aunts, Opal Swisher and Genevieve Swisher; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dallas Wilson, and two nephews, Rodney Wilson and Bo Wilson.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard. Visitation was also scheduled Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m.

(Larry Heffner)


FLORENCE WILSON

Florence May Riddle Wilson, 93, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Maud Gay Merritt Richards. She was a member of Pennsboro Church of Christ.

Surviving are four sons, Junior Riddle of Grafton, Ohio, Hoy Riddle and Harold Riddle, both of Elyria, Ohio, and Eugene Riddle of Pennsboro; one daughter, Bernice Tallhamer of Grantsville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William A. Riddle; her second husband, Russell K. Wilson; two brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 19 August 2004

GERALDINE FAYE WILSON

Geraldine Faye Wilson, 64, of Pennsboro, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004.

She was born at Millstone, the daughter of the late Samuel Clyde and Lenora Mae Starcher Kelley. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Frank Wilson, Jr.; two sons, Michael Dean Hersman of Spencer and Bradley Dale Wilson of Prosperity; one daughter, Sherri Honaker and husband Rufus Honaker, Jr., of Mt. Zion; one brother, Russell Dale Starcher of Millstone; and four grandchildren, Alex Hersman, Malissa Wilson, Courtney Honaker and Dylan Honaker.

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

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 Sep 2003

HELEN WILSON

Helen Genevra Wilson, 71, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Sunbridge Care Center.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late John and Lora Pritchard Taylor. She was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church, Good Samaritan Sunday School, Cornerstone Ministries and American Baptist Women.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Rolley Wilson; one son, Robert Douglas Wilson of Clarksburg; and one granddaughter, Marlene Chantelle Wilson of Clarksburg.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Joseph Busch and Rev. Ed Rogers officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


Unknown Arizona Newspaper

HOWARD D. WILSON, SR.

Wilson, Howard D., Sr., entered his heavenly home on May 15, 2004. He was born in Calhoun County, West Virginia to Bert H. Wilson and Elsie Snider Wilson. Preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Randall and Maxwell Wilson. Survived by his wife, Marilyn; brothers, Dean and Pat Wilson; sons, Randy, Ron, Howard Jr.; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; stepsons, Paul, Russell and Keith Hawks and eight step-grandhildren. He served his country with honor for 12 years in the U.S. Navy. He worked for 25 years at Magma Copper, spending several years as locomotive shop foreman. Memorial services will be held at Advantage Arizona Mortuary, 7 E. University Blvd.m at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

(Bill Barnette)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 February 2002

HUGH WILSON

Hugh G. Wilson, 92, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Sunbridge Care and Rehab Center, Glenville.

He was the son of the late George S. and Bessie Stump Wilson. He was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church and Grantsville IOOF Lodge. He attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and retired from Hope Gas.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Juanita Lymer Wilson; three sons, Charles R. Wilson of Parkersburg, William S. Wilson of Mineral Wells and David Wilson of Grantsville; two daughters, Connie J. Bailey of Parkersburg and Carole Weekley of Parkersburg; one brother, Rolley J. Wilson of Parkersburg; five sisters, Bessie Ledsome of Reedy, Eda Stalnaker of Winston, N.C., Donna Waldeck of Parkersburg and Os Fowler and Mary Starkey, both of Grantsville; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 October 2002

JAMES WILSON

James Wilson, 58, of Statesville, N.C., formerly of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, in Jurney's Assisted Living Center, Statesville.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Frank and Tava Harris Wilson.

Surviving are three brothers, Ronzel Wilson of Spencer, Deo Wilson of Stuart, Fla., and Frank Wilson, Jr., of Pennsboro; and five sisters, Clara Roberts of Hartville, Ohio, Fae Geismar of Nebo, Janice Wilson of Canton, Ohio, Judy Uplinger of Texas and Marlene Shelton of Seth.

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

(Larry Heffner)


Ravenna, Ohio Record Courier Nov 25, 2001

JAMES EARL WILSON, 79

Pastor at Brady Lake Church

Mantua---- The Rev. James Earl Wilson, 79, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 23, 200l, at his home. Born July 19, 1922, in Big Springs, W. Va., he was the son of Clark and Olive (Freshour) Wilson. He had lived in Mantua since 1967.

Rev. Wilson was employed as a forge hammer operator at Sifco Steel Improvement Forge Co. in Cleveland for more than 30 years, retiring in 1976.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the Mantua Country Baptist Church.

Rev. Wilson pastored at many churches in the Cleveland area, as well as in Brady Lake, from 1962 until his death. He officiated at the wedding of two of his grandsons and he sang with his church quartet for many years. He enjoyed hunting and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Odell (Frederick), whom he married Jan. 2, 1942; daughters, Patricia (Bruce) Besmen of Streetsboro, Dolores Carpenter of Mantua, Cora Johnson of Burton and Shirley (Eric) Damon of Louisville, Ken.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Opha C. of West Virginia; and sisters, Arnell Davis of West Virginia and Ila Hildreth of Indiana. A daughter, Olive Wilson, twin sister of Cora Johnson, died in 1962. A brother, Troy, and sister, June Freed, also died previously.

Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jake Puckett will officiate. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township. Memorials can be made to the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department Rescue Squad.

(Janet Kelch)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

JAMES EVERETT WILSON

James Everett Wilson, 75, of Newton Falls, Ohio, died Monday, Mar. 6, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Everett Marcus and Mae. Whipkey Wilson. He was a Newton Falls resident for 27 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters. He retired in 1973 after 10 years with Newton Falls Sheet and Tube, and had previously worked at Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant.

Surviving are three sons, Ken Wilson of Streetsboro, Ohio, Bob Wilson of Tampa, Fla., and Jeff Wilson of Grantsville; four daughters, Karen Gaskell and Debbie Roberto, both of Newton Falls, Shelia Gibson of Streetsboro, and Anita Becerra of Middlefield, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Olis Wilson of Kentucky; four sisters, Irene Anderson of Glenville, Rube Brooks of Columbus, Lena Fowler of Windham, Ohio, and Imogene Shafer of Newton Falls.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Sheldon, and two sisters, Mrs. Clete Collins and Lorene Wilson.

Services were held at Borowski Funeral Home, Newton Falls. Burial was in Newton Township Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 August 2004

JUANITA WILSON

Juanita Limer Wilson, 89, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born at McWhorter, the daughter of the late Marshall and Ida Goodwin Limer.

She taught school in Calhoun County for many years. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Woman's Club and Grantsville Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are four children, Charles Wilson and wife Annalou, William Spence Wilson and wife Charlotte, Connie Bailey and husband Gary, and Carole Weekley and husband Carroll, all of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grand­children; and one sister, Billie Smith of Charlotte, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Wilson; one son, David Wilson; three brothers; and two sisters.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 July 2003

JANICE WILSON

Janice R. Wilson, 71, of Grantsville, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Fayette County, the daughter of the late Hubert and Mary Ellen Tompkins Barker.

Surviving are one son, Calvin Wilson and wife Jo Lynn of Grantsville; one daughter, Martha Conrad and husband Rusty of Harrisville; two grandchildren, Hannah and Holly Wilson; three sisters; and two brothers. (Note: Marti Conrad said there are 4 brothers.)

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin G. Wilson.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2007

LAKIE WILSON

Lakie M. Wilson, 87, of Glenville, died Tuesday, Sept.11, 2007, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born at Nicut, the daughter of the late Tom and Babe McCumbers McCune. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, Dave Wilson; one two sisters, Maxine Stump and Stella Nichols both of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Ray McCune; and two sisters, Jessie Helmick and Roxie Tinney.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in the Mt. Run Cemetery at Nicut. Visitation will be Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 Aug 2003

LETTIE MAE WILSON Lettie Mae "Grandma" Wilson, 87, of Five Forks, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Curtis and Stella Yeager Deuley. She was a member of Glenville Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Edith Mae Parsons of Five Forks; one son, Thaddeus Yeager of Belpre, Ohio; three sisters, Tressie Buskirk of Belpre, Blondina Richards of Barnes Run and Oleta Tallhammer of Smithville; 13 grandchildren; several great-grand-children and great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elza H. Wilson; one son, Leman C. (Bud) Wilson; and four brothers, George, Everett, Luther and Russell Deuley.

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

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 June 2008

MAXINE NICHOLAS WILSON

Maxine Nicholas Wilson, 75, of Massillon, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008.

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

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Spehar of Alliance, Ohio, and Janet Bruey of Massillon; one son, Rod Hamill of the home; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest Nicholas of Spencer and Denver Nicholas of Orma; four sisters, Marie Taylor of Williamstown, Macil Monroe of Parkersburg, Murl Nash of Canton, Ohio, and Jean Rogers of Ball Ground, Ga.; long-time friend, June Lamiell of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Mike Wilson, in 1983.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 December 1988

MAXWELL B. WILSON

Maxwell B. Wilson, 58, died Wednesday, December 7, 1988, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born in Big Springs, a son of Bert and Elsie Wilson. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Methodist Church and an employee of the fabric industry prior to his death.

Services were held at McGrath-Rasberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Ware and the Rev. Z. I. Barnes officiating. Burial was in New Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jane McCarley Wilson of Tupelo; three sons, Ricky Wilson of Salem, W.Va., Bruce Wilson of Troy, W.Va., and Charles "Chuck" Wilson of Tupelo, Miss.; two daughters, Robin Bramlett of Tupelo, Miss., and Donna Oliver of Belden; two step-daughters, Shella Ramey of Verona, Miss., and Glynda Hall of Johnson City, Tenn.; two foster children, Jason Pannell and Jimmy Pannell, both of Shannon, Miss.; his mother, Elsie Wilson of Tucson, Az.; and his father, the late Bert Wilson; four brothers, Randall Wilson of Tucson, Az., Lyle Dean Wilson of Antioch, Ill., Howard Wilson, Sr., of San Manuel, Az., and George P. Wilson of Genoa, Ill.; and 10 grandchildren.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 September 2008

MILFORD EARL WILSON, SR.

Milford Earl Wilson, Sr., 65, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Niles, Ohio.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Hoy and Emogene Burrows Wilson.

He had worked for Standard Transformer as a winder and traveling company representative. He owned and operated several Amoco service stations.

Surviving are his wife, Louise O. Warner Wilson, whom he married Oct. 11, 1964; three sons, Milford E., Jr., of Shreveport, La.; Robert E. of Ayden, N.C., and Michael H. of Greenville, N.C.; two brothers, Benjamin L. Davis and Timothy W. Davis; three sisters, Barbara I. Mays, Beverly A. Orwig and Betty J. Clearwater, all of Warren, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, April Louise Wilson.

Services were held at Robert P. McDermott Memorial Home, Niles, Ohio.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 July 2002

NOEL WILSON

Noel Wilson, 92, of Spring Hill, Fla., died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Residence At Timber Pines, Fla.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Walter and Nettie Jones Wilson. He and his wife owned and operated Wilson Supermarket, Parkersburg. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill.

Surviving are one son, Paul R. Wilson of Mineral Wells and four grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie.

His body was donated for anatomical research at Gainesville University. Memorial service was held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. Chris Mullett officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001 (Obituary from May 20, 1976)

OLA MAE WILSON

Ola Mae Wilson, 71, died Thursday, May 13, in Calhoun General Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Columbus and Mattie Villers Arthur. She attended Creston United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Clancy; one son, Albert of Annamoriah; two brothers, John of Creston and Ira of Annamoriah; four sisters, Ellie Buck of Graysville, Ohio, Laura Meadows of Parkersburg, Ollie Boice of Belpre, Ohio, and Bertha Wells of Creston; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Creston U.M. Church with Rev. Don Davis officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" -10 May 2001

OLIS WILSON

Olis D. Wilson, 75, of Kentucky, died Monday, Apr. 23, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Big Springs, the son of the late Everett and Mae Whipkey Wilson. He was a retired command Sergeant major in the U.S. Army, where he served in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Elfriede Lehmann Wilson; one son, Mike Wilson of Winchester, Ky.: two daughters, Nancy Blackmon of Florida and Loretta Miller of Diamond, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Rube of Columbus, Ohio, Lena of Windham, Ohio, and Imogene of Newton Falls, Ohio.

Services were held at Central Baptist Church with Dr. Art Beasley and Rev. Dennis Wainright officiating. Burial was in Winchester Cemetery with full military services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 March 2000

OLEY WILSON

Oley D. Wilson, 90, of Vienna, died Saturday, Mar. 25, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Brooksville, the son of the late Albert Michael and Rachel Collins Wilson. He worked for WPA, owned and operated a landscape service in Parkersburg, worked for Penn Metal for three years, retired from Brockaway Glass after 23 years, and owned and operated a cabinet shop with his two sons. He attended Briscoe Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Elvie B. Otis of Baytown, Tex., Evelyn L. Barringer of Reedsville, Louisa L. "Peg" Richards of Vienna, Dollie S. Clark of Macksburg, and Ruth A. Deem of Vienna; 29 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie R. Maddox Wilson; two sons, Lee J. Wilson and Albert M. Wilson; two daughters, Rachel K. Johnson and Iona V. Gault; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Gary Lovens and Pastor Carl L. Nutter officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 January 2009

REV. PAUL WILSON

Rev. Paul E. Wilson, 78, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at his home.

He was born at Brohard, the son of the late Dorcy and Eula Mills Wilson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired Calhoun County bus driver. He was a Baptist minister for over 20 years, having pastored Strait Creek Baptist Church, Brohard, Mt. William Baptist Church, near Elizabeth, and Zoar Baptist Church, near St. Marys.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva Wilson; one daughter, Connie Roberts of Big Bend; one granddaughter, Mercy Roberts of Big Bend; and one sister, Mabel Stevens of Munday.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Steed of Parkersburg.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 Feb 1993

RANDALL KEITH WILSON

Randall Keith Wilson, 64, formerly of Big Springs, died in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1992.

He was the son of Elsie P. and the late Bert Wilson. He retired from Magma Copper Mine in 1988 after 34 years of service. He was the Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge #51 in Oracle, Arizona. He was a member of Tucson Scottish Rite Bodies and Sabbar Shrine Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Alice L. Wilson, and his mother, Elsie P. Wilson, both of Tucson; children, Peggy Sheffield of Mammoth, Ariz., Patricia Ellis, Thomas Wilson, and Jacqueline Pennington, all of Oracle, Ariz.; step-children, Darrell Ferrin, Jerry Ferrin, Brent Ferrin, and Janet Elmore, all of Tucson; brothers, Lyle Dean Wilson of Antioch, Ill., Howard Wilson of Tucson, George "Pat" Wilson of Illinois; and 15 grandchildren.

Services were held at St. Marks United Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry Haas officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Palms Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 May 2001 (Obituary from Sept. 16, 1976)

RHODEN WILSON

Rhoden R. Wilson, 60, of Five Forks, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1976, in Calhoun General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Florence Merritt Wilson and the late Roscoe Wilson. He was a World War II veteran.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three sons, Larry of Louisville, Ky., Roger of Norton, Ohio, and William R. of Dallas, Tex.; one brother, Clarence of Wadsworth, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Norman Ridge United Methodist Church, near Big Bend. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 May 2006

RICKY DUANE WILSON

Ricky Duane Wilson, 53, of Troy, died Friday, Apr. 28, 2006, at his home.

He was born at Elizabeth, the son of Melbadene Richards Sims of Cox's Mill and the late Maxwell Wilson.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his step-father, Richard Sims; three sons, Richard Alan Wilson of Alaska and Frederick Gail Wilson and Carl James Wilson, both of North Carolina; three grandchildren; and one brother, Bruce Alan Wilson of Glenville.

Graveside services were held at Big Springs Cemetery with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 October 2000

ROBERT WILSON, JR. (Obituary from 1895)

One day last week (early January), Robert Wilson, Jr., who resided with his father on Big Root, went some distance from the house to feed some stock, and took with him a rifle gun, and while feeding set it against an old well curb. After finishing the feeding , he picked up the gun and in some manner the hammer caught and it fired, the ball taking effect in the front part of his throat passing through and lodging near the skin on the back of the neck. Medical aid was at once summoned, but his injuries baffled medical skill, and on last Saturday night, about 7 o'clock, he died.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 16 November 2000

WENDELL WILSON

Wendell Wilson, 76, of Mineral Wells, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at his residence.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Leman and Mary Gaynor Wilson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he received a Purple Heart. He was a Baptist and an electronics technician, and was a member of VFW 1212 and DAV.

Surviving are two sons, Wendell L. Wilson of Vernon Hill, Ill., and William Wilson of Austin, Tex.; one daughter, Ann McCabe of Canton, Mass.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna M. Baccari Wilson.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Larry Dale officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 December 2007

WILLIAM ALBERT WILSON, JR.

William Albert Wilson, Jr., 54, of Creston, died Monday, December 10, 2007, in Elizabeth.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Leota Workman of Winfield and the late William Albert Wilson, Sr. He was a former owner of W.A. Wilson & Son Timber Company.

Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Barbara Ann Van Dale Wilson; one daughter, Christina Lynn Miller and her husband Barry of Spencer; three sisters, Barbara Fluharty and her husband Thom of Annamoriah, Cathy Heiney and her husband Ken of Elizabeth, and Carol Lynch and her husband Jim Creston; two grandchildren, Tyler and Alexander Miller; and several nieces and nephews; great nieces and great-nephews.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., Dec. 12 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating and burial in Snyder Chapel Cemetery, Annamoriah.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 April 2002 (Obituary from July 21, 1960)

WILLIAM C. WILSON

William Calvin Wilson, 86, of Big Springs, died Thursday, July 14, 1960, in Calhoun General Hospital.

He was born at Big Springs, the son of the late James F. and Missouri Snider Wilson. He was a retired farmer and oil field worker, and was a member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, Grantsville, and Prosperity Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha Deem Wilson; four daughters, Mrs. Toss Cunningham of Auburn, Crystal Reed of West Union, and Abigail Heffner and Hester Bush, both of Big Springs; three sons, Harold Wilson of Cleveland, Ohio, and Audra and Bert Wilson, both of Big Springs; one sister, Hettie Ferrell of Grantsville; and three brothers, Frank Wilson of MacFarlan and Clark and Everett Wilson, both of Big Springs.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha M. Wilson.

Services were held at Nobe Chapel Church with Rev. Frank Osborne officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Eureka Lodge conducted graveside services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 July 2009

RONALD JOE WILT

Ronald Joe Wilt, 65, of Pleasant Hill, died Friday, June 26, 2009.

He was the son of the late Ernest and Susan Wilt. He was a 1961 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

After graduating from college, he spent 11 years as band and chorus director at CCHS and created "The Follies," which grew to a three-day event and involved several hundred students. He later served as musical director for Green St. Theatre, director of Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center and choir director of Key West High School, all in Key West, Fla. The city declared "Joe Wilt Day" each May and named him "Ambassador of Music." After a 25-year career as a teacher and musician, he returned to Calhoun.

Services will be held Thursday, 6 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 4 p.m. until time of services, at the funeral home.

Celebration of his life will be held Friday at Wayne Underwood Field, Grantsville, with pot luck dinner at 6:45 p.m. and musical celebration at 7:30 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 October 2007

ROBERT WISE, JR.

Robert Wise, Jr. 75, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at his home.

He was born at Creston and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was retired from Cain Oil and Gas Co.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Yeager-Westfall Cemetery, Lower Run.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2002

SHERMAN WISE

Sherman Wise, 75, of Glenville, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002.

He was the son of the late Robert and Lummie Wise.

Surviving are five daughters, Katie Westfall, Helen Springston, Marie Tanner, Peggy Tanner and Susan Tanner, all of Spencer; four sons, Robert Wise of Glenville, David Wise of Parkersburg, Ivan Wise of Spencer and Sherman Wise of Gandeeville; two sisters, Opal and Arizona, both of Grantsville; and one brother, June Wise of Grantsville.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 15 July 2010

SHERMAN EDWARD WISE

Sherman Edward Wise, 46, of Wallback, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at his home.

He was born in Roane County, the son of the late Sherman and Sara Jane Lockhart Wise.

He was a small engine repair mechanic and landscaper.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Wise; two daughters, Angela and Theresa, both of Roane County; three sons, David Starcher of Wallback, Harold Billingsley of Calhoun County and Keith Starcher of Roane County; six sisters, Barb Bush, Katie Westfall, Helen Springston, Marie Tanner, Peggy Tanner and Dorothy Harris, all of Spencer; four brothers, Robert Wise of Mt. Olive, David Wise of Glenville, Ivan Wise of Spencer and Randy Wise of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Buck Wise, and two sisters, Wanda Westfall and Susan Tanner.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jackie Roberts officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 Oct 2003

MARGARET WISEMAN

Margaret L. Wiseman, 73, of Washington, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Edward and Nellie Snyder Ferrell. She was retired from The Willows Nursing Home and had worked at Noah's Ark.

Surviving are three sons, Ricky Wiseman of Vienna and Roger Wiseman and Bobby Wiseman, both of Parkersburg; two daughters, Roberta Shoaff of Mannington and Sandra Bonar of Washington; one sister, Mildred Johnson of Elyria, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wiseman; one son, Rodney Wiseman; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial was in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 August 2004

GERRIT WITTE

Gerrit Witte, 87, of Apache Junction, Ariz., died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Samuel and Clida Witte. He was a member of White Oak Baptist Church, Chloe. After retiring from Ormet Corp., he moved to Arizona in 1982.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; three daughters, Karren Sorrells, Gerrita Postlewait and Jennifer Mason; one son, Kevin Witte; four grandchildren; and one sister, Ilene.

Services were not announced.

(Larry Heffner)


The Parkersburg News - Tuesday, March 11, 1975, pg 2

OLIVE S. WITTE

Mrs Olive S. Witte, 94, of Millstone, Calhoun County, died yesterday evening in calhoun General Hospital here afterr a long illness.

Born in Calhoun County, she was a daughter of the late James and Martha Varner Price. She was a member of the Arnoldsburg United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Elsie Wilson of Mt. Zion, Merle Lynch of Millstone, Lelah Giles of Spencer, and Gladys Watson of Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death in 1965 by her husband, Roy E. Witte.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville. Burial will follow at the Lynch cemetery at Arnoldsburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 July 2006

CARL WIX

Carl J. Wix, 74, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Hospice Care Center, Akron.

He was born at Creston, the son of the late Harold and Hazel Nutter Wix. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are one son, Larry Wix of Akron; one sister, Charlotte Riggs; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy.

Graveside services were held at McCray Cemetery, Creston, with Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 June 2003

PAUL WOLFE

Paul E. Wolfe, 80, of Stumptown, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, in Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Howard and Viola Hall Wolfe. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Shock Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Bernice Hardman Wolfe, whom he married Aug. 25, 1946; three sons, Walter Paul Wolfe of Albuquerque, N.M., Keith Howard Wolfe of Soperton, Ga.; and William Joseph Wolfe of Rosedale; two daughters, Susan Arlena Roberts of Tempe, Ariz., and Donna Lynne Erickson of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Floradell Stump of Wellington, Ohio; 10 grand­children; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, George Wolfe, Clayton Wolfe and Brooks Wolfe, and two sisters, Ruth Miller and Janet Miller.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Gene Miller officiating. Burial was in Turner Cemetery, Lockney.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 September 2007

RACHEL MARIE WOLFE

Rachel Marie Wolfe, 81, of Palestine, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at her home.

She was born March 8, 1926 at Shock, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Earl B. and Pina Lee Miller. She was a former school teacher with 30 years service.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Eppler of Palestine; six brothers, Ancel Miller of Garrettsville, Ohio, Rex Miller of Orrville, Ohio, Hugh Jack Miller, Davey L. Miller and John Miller all of Shock, and Joe Miller of Stumptown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks Wolfe.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating and burial in Miller Cemetery, Shock.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 May 2001

WANDA WOLFE

Wanda E. Doty Wolfe, 69, of St. Marys, died Friday, Apr. 27, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Point Lookout, Pleasants County, the daughter of the late Pearly M. and Anna Mae Eddy Doty. She was a member of Willow Island Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Joseph R. Wolfe; five daughters, Debra Jo Childers of Saint Marys, Janet Sue Williams of Grafton, Brenda Kay Fox of Coral Springs, Fla., Sandra Lynn Garis of Summerville, S.C., and Faye Lyvone Barnhart of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren, including Amanda and Clayton Barnhart of Grantsville; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Bowen of New Martinsville; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one infant son; five brothers, Russell, Arthur, Wilbert, John and Harley M. Wolfe; and four sisters, Goldie Minear, Clara Littleton, Mamie Doty and Loretta Doty.

Services were held at Willow Island Baptist Church, with Pastor Dana Locke and Pastor Ron Branch officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2000
(reprint from December 1977)

CECIL WOLVERTON

Cecil R. Wolverton, 71, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1977, in Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Lewis and Hattie Lee Wolverton. He was a life-long resident of Big Bend and was educated in the Calhoun school system. He was a graduate of Glenville State College, earned his master's degree at West Virginia University, and retired from teaching in 1970 after 42-1/2 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II, a livestock farmer, and a member of Brooksville Baptist Church, Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, Grantsville, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and W.Va. Association of Retired School Employees.

Surviving are his wife, Mary V. Wolverton; three sons, Cecil D. Wolverton of Leachtown, Robert Wolverton of Parkersburg, and Harold Wolverton of Big Bend; one sister, Madeline Ferrell of Akron Ohio; one brother, Robert Wolverton of Akron; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glen Green, Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Dwight Lowther officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 October 2006

MARY WOLVERTON

Mary V. Wolverton, 88, of Big Bend, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born at Annamoriah, the daughter of the late George and Sally Wright Basnett. She was a lifelong resident and home-maker in Calhoun County and a member of Brooksville Baptist Church and Senior Citizens Center, Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, Cecil D. Wolverton of Walker and Harold R. (Dusty) Wolverton of Big Bend; three grandsons, Kevin, Matthew and Lee; one granddaughter, Melinda; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil R. Wolver-ton; one son, Robert E. Wolverton; six brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. C.W. McDonald officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Norman Ridge.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 June 2000
(reprint from August 1980)

ROBERT WOLVERTON

Robert E. Wolverton, 35, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Aug. 15, 1980, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Mary V. Wolverton of Big Bend and the late Cecil R. Wolverton. He was employed by W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Cathy M. Wolverton; one son, Matthew Lee Wolverton at home; and two brothers, Cecil D. Wolverton of Leachtown and Harold R. Wolverton of Big Bend.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 25 July 2002

GUY WOOD

J. Guy Wood, 83, of Millstone, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Avery and Viola Umstead Wood. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Willard C. Starcher Co., Spencer. He was a member of Stoney Point Church, where he had taught Sunday School for 50 years. He was also a lay speaker.

Surviving are his wife, Velma Booher Wood; one son, John Wood and wife Kathy of Grantsville; four grandchildren, Angela Wood of Big Bend, Audrey Renee Wood of Mt. Zion and Chandra Lynn Wood and Benjamin John Wood, both of Grantsville; two great-grandchildren, Jada Ferrell and Brennan Ferrell, both of Grantsville; one sister, Thelma Wyer of Grantsville; and two brothers, Thomas Avery (Pete) Wood of Sand Ridge and O'Dell Wood of Stumptown.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald G. Wood; three brothers, Romeo, Denver and George Wood; and one half-sister, Belva Carpenter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Homer Hensley officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 13 February 2003

MARION WOOD

Marion J. Wood, 66, of Arnoldsburg, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late M.C. and Ica Carpenter. She was a former nurse's aid and had worked at Spencer State Hospital and Mile Tree Nursing Center, Spencer, and was a former employee of Norris Industries.

Surviving are three sons, Richard of Las Vegas, Kenneth J. of Arnoldsburg and Stephen of Mt. Zion.

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 17 October 2004

MOLLIE CATHERINE WOOD

Mollie Catherine Wood, 79, of Shock, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late David Henry and Nellie May Mace Shaffer. She was a housewife and home care provider and a member of Albert’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge.

Surviving are three sons, Darrel and Gerald, both of Shock, and Harry of Sand Ridge; one daughter, Charlotte of Sutton; one sister, Myrtle Hickman of Logan, Ohio; one brother, Harold Shaffer of Stumptown; five grandsons; one granddaughter; three great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Wood in 1978.

Graveside rites were held at Collins-Community Cemetery, Stumptown, with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 2 July 2009

ODELL WOOD

Odell Wood, 69, of Stumptown, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Avery and Viola Umstead Wood. He was an oil field worker.

Surviving are four sons, Mike Riggs of Big Springs, Gary Wood of Parkersburg, Roy Wood of Sanford, N.C., and Douglas Wood of Normantown; three daughters, Emma Richards of Five Forks, Brenda Brannon of Reedy and Margaret Cottrill of Shock; 24 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Wood; one son, Roger; and one grandson, Jeff.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gene Satterfield officiating. Burial was in Turner Cemetery, Lockney.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 Apr 2004

THOMAS AVERY WOOD, JR.

Thomas Avery Wood, Jr., 68, of Sand Ridge, died Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2004, in Roane General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Thomas Avery and Viola Umstead Wood. He was a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways, Weston State Hospital and Jackson's Mill 4-H Grounds, Weston. He was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra Mosely of Yuma, Ariz., and Romona Morris of Athens, Ala.; one son, Thomas Avery Wood III of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Thelma Wire of Grantsville; one brother, O'Dell Wood of Stumptown; and several grand-children, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; one half-sister, Belva Umstead Carpenter; one sister, Maggie Burrows; and four brothers, Guy Wood, Warren George Wood, Denver James Wood and Romeo (Jake) Wood.

Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial will be in Collins-Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 9 September 2004

MAVIS GARNET WOODYARD

Mavis Garnet Wilson Woodyard, 87, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at the home of her caregiver, Sue Dilley of Sutton.

She was born at Laurel Fork, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Floris Birton and Lilly Lawson Wilson. She was a member of Shock Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, Wayne of Cedarville; one daughter, Helen of Shock; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; two brothers, Marvin Blaire Wilson of Centreville, Va., and Burl Wilson of Massillon, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Park Woodyard, in 1997; two brothers, Orel Wilson of Florida and Arden Wilson of Elyria, Ohio; and one sister, Maysel Wilson Miles of Stonewood.

At her request, there will be no funeral service. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 9 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Graveside services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 07 June 2001

CHARLES WORTHINGTON

Charles "Charlie" Worthington, 51, formerly of Morehead City, N.C., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Creston. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Adams Creek, N.C., and served in the National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Worthington; one daughter, Dawn Michelle Worthington of New Bern, N.C.; two sons, Charles Worthington, Jr., of Morehead City and Lee Edward Worthington of Melbourne, Fla.; his mother, Eva Adams Gillikin of Adams Creek; two step-sons, Rick Boatright and Jason Boatright, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Eva Marie Lawrence and Mary Ann Deaber, both of Adams Creek; one brother, Claude Gillikin of Morehead City; and one grandson, Cole Boatright.

Services were held at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 March 2007

EDNA PARKS WOTRING

Edna Parks Wotring, 93, died Friday, Mar. 2, 2007, at Marshall Manor Nursing Home, Marshall, Tex.

She was born at Bell Run, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James Alva and Lydia Elliott Parks. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Marshall, since 1965, and a member of Eastern Star and United Methodist Women for 50 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Nancy Wotring Walker of Midwest City, Okla., Jane Stevens of Denver, Colo., Edna Margarette Wotring of Marshall and Susan Wotring Beaudet of San Antonio, Tex.; one son, Dr. Earnest Wotring, Jr., of Edmond, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Meadowbrook Chapel, with Rev. Don Dodge officiating. Burial was in Algoma Cemetery North.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 April 2001

AVIS WRIGHT

Avis G. Wright, 87, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 21, 2001, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Wade H. and Hannah Frame Wright. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart after being wounded in action in France. He was retired from Ohio Edison Corp. with 21 years of service and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Wava Ruth Wright; one son, Stephen Wright of Fremont, Ohio; two brothers, Guy Wright of Ripley and Don Wright of Louisiana; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

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

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 October 2000

EUGENE WRIGHT

Eugene Wright, 78, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Bryan K. and Mary Jane Wright. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked for FMC, and retired from Shell Oil Co. He was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Gary and Tony Wright of Parkersburg, Veon Wright of Little Hocking and James Wright of Washington; two grandsons, whom he raised, Terry Wright of Cincinnati and Larry Wright of Parkersburg; two brothers, Harlow Wright of New Mexico and Kenneth Wright of Spencer; three sisters, Thelma Francis of Texas, Goldy Maloney of Vienna and Tressy Francis of Five Forks; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and his dear friend, Virginia Thrash of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Wright; two brothers, Homer and John Wright; two sisters, Ina Ward and Alma Plant; and one infant son.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Larry Piatt officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 December 2000

BASIL WRIGHT

Basil W. Wright, 87, of Orma, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston.

He was born in Lawford, the son of the late Porter Amos and Dicie Izelva Cox Wright. He was retired from Cabot Corp., Glasgow, as foreman of the compressor station with 35 years of service. He was the oldest charter member of New Mt. Olive Church, Burnt House.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Steele of Hazelgreen; one son, Melvin B. Wright of Cedar Grove; two sisters, Emma Clayton Elliott of Hazelgreen and Betty Snodgrass of Harrisville; four granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Clevenger Wright; two brothers, Darrell Wright and Estel Wright; and one sister, Mary O. Adams.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Jim Eakle officiating. Burial was in New Mt. Olive Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" 6 August 2009

ELMA WHIPKEY WRIGHT

Elma M. Whipkey Wright, 90, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg.

She was born in Nobe, the daughter of the late Abe and Daisy Church Whipkey.

She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church, Parkersburg. Surviving are two sons, Walter B. Wright, Jr., of Vienna and Robert K. Wright of Parkersburg; one daughter, D. Charlene Rowley of Parkersburg; one sister, Thelma Lowe of Monongalia, Pa.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Walter B. Wright, Sr.; two brothers, George and Leon Whipkey; and two sisters, Mary Whipkey and Agnes Susie Smith.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Michael Lamb officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 30 July 2009

HOWARD WRIGHT

Howard Wright, 75, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Ward and Ermal Cain Wright.

Surviving are his wife, Victoria, whom he married Feb. 20, 1970; one son, David Glenn Wright of Lilly Chapel, Ohio; one daughter, Pamela Reynolds of Ripley; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one niece. He was preceded in death by three half-brothers, Lloyd, Ozie and Guy, and one half-sister, Nellie Cain.

Services were held at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, Ohio, with Pastor Russell Street officiating. Following his wishes, his body was cremated.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 March 2005

KENNETH HAROLD WRIGHT

Kenneth Harold Wright, 77, of Reedy, died Sunday, Mar. 20, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Bryan K. and Mary Jane Bush Wright. He was a Korean War veteran and retired from Kaiser Aluminum with 31 years of service. He was also a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Naomi Rosalee Taylor Wright; one daughter, Wanda L. Workman of Millwood; two sons, Harold B. Wright of Georgia and Burl K. Wright; two sisters, Thelma Francis of Parkersburg and Tressa Francis of Five Forks; one brother, Harlow Wright of New Mexico; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Harold Francis officiating, and burial in Wright Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 12 November 2009

LEON WRIGHT

Leon Wright, 80, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility. He was born in Calhoun County. Surviving is his wife, Karen L. Linger Wright. There will be no visitation or service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 1 January 1981

LUCY WRIGHT

Mrs. Lucy Elizabeth Wright, 72, of Mount Zion, formerly of Barberton, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 22, [1980], in a Sanford, North Carolina hospital following a long illness.

Mrs. Wright was born in Calhoun county, a daughter of the late Alexander and Samatha Jones Stull. She attended the Grace Independent Baptist church of Grantsville.

Surviving are three daughters, Margaret Smith (Greenlese) of Akron, Mrs. Ercel Holmes and Phyllis Woddell, both of Sanford, N.C.; two sons, Robert Dewane Wright and Clarence Wright, both of Barberton; three sisters, Mrs. Leone Capenter of Barberton, Mrs. Vern Tanner of Reedy, and Gladys Weidner of Marshallville, Ohio; two brothers, Aaron Stull of Mt. Zion, and Boyd Stull of Avon, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wright, in 1980.

Services were held Saturday, Dec. 27, [1980], at the Stump funeral home in Grantsville and burial was in the Wright cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 June 2006

RUBY WRIGHT

Ruby Wright, 92, of Ravenswood, formerly of Cremo, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Ravenswood Village.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Pearl Greathouse Wright.

Surviving are one son, Clyde Wright of Parkersburg; one sister, Madeline Miller of Mineral Wells; and one grandson.

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

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Don Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, Cremo. Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 0ctober 2002 (from Dec. 10, 1948)

WARD WRIGHT

Ward Wright, 79, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1948, at the home of his daughter in Dunbar.

He was born near Grantsville, the son of the late William and Ellen Hays Wright. He spent his life farming in Calhoun County and was an active church member.

Surviving are his wife, Zilla Bennett Wright; children, L.J., Guy. and Howard, all of Grantsville, and Auzie Wright and Nellie Cain, both of Dunbar; five brothers, Warren of Gassaway, Guy of California, Albert of Baltimore, Md., Stewart of Akron, Ohio, and Wade of Henrietta; one sister, Nettie Batten of Morgantown; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Rev. Fell Kennedy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 14 February 2002

WARREN WRIGHT

Warren J. Wright, 54, of Grantsville, died Monday, Fe. 11, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

He was born in Kanawha County, the son of the late Ozie and Leona Vannoy Wright. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a former machine operator in the newspaper industry in Fairfax, Va.

Surviving are one brother, James Wright of Grantsville; one half-brother, Herb Wright of Oscoda, Mich.; and three half-sisters, Jean Shock and Ruth Wright, both of Grantsville, and June Miller of Akron, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one half-sister, Martha Westfall.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Harry Siers officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 March 2008

LEON WYER

Leon B. "Burl" Wyer, 77, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2008, at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Albert Whipkey and Hannah R. Wyer.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Wyer and David Wyer, both of Harrisville; one daughter, Debbie Moyers of Harrisville; one brother, Harland Wyer of Hazelgreen; two sisters, Virgie Barker of Smithville and Esta Tingler of Beatrice; seven grandchildren; one step-grandson; two great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Maxwell Wyer; one infant son, Leon B. Wyer, Jr.; one daughter, Linda Wyer-Jackson; two brothers, Leroy Wyer and Alson Wyer; and two sisters, Muriel Tingler and Elsie Wells.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 April 2002

MILDRED WYER

Mildred Wyer, 80, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Apr. 7, 2002, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.

She was born at Annamoriah, the daughter of the late Dudley and Arizona Miller Metz. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators, Grantsville, and Health Haven of Manchester, Ohio, and was a nurse's aide at Barberton Citizens Hospital, Barberton, Ohio. She was a member of Cherry Fork United Methodist Church, near Grantsville.

Surviving are two sons, Noel Walker and Don Walker, both of Akron, Ohio; three daughters, Virginia Ford of Copley, Ohio, Janet Walker of Big Bend and Sue Swisher of Nobe; two brothers, Lennie Metz of Five Forks and Bernard Metz of Akron; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Poe Walker, her second husband, William Wyer; one infant son; two sisters, Opal Simmers and Hildred Curry; three brothers, Victor, Ronzel and Chester Metz; two half-brothers, Bill and Kenneth Metz; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 29 November 2007

THELMA WYER

Thelma Wyer, 77, of Normantown, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Thomas Avery and Viola Umstead Wood. She was a former employee of Kenny Shoe Company and Rubber Fabricators, Inc. and was a certified nursing assistant at Roane General Hospital in Spencer, and a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, William Henry Shaffer and wife Bonnie of Parkersburg, David Wood and wife Julie of Grantsville; one daughter, Thelma Collins and husband William of Parkersburg; one brother, Odell Wood of Stumptown; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Melvin H. Shaffer, Sr.; three brothers, Guy Wood, Warren Romeo Wood, and Thomas Avery Wood, Jr.; two sisters, Belva Carpenter, and Maggie Burrows.

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 26 March 2009

WILMA WYER

Wilma Wyer, 70, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, died Friday, Mar. 6, 2009, at Columbus West Park Nursing Home, Columbus.

She was born in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Gordon and Ruth Garretson.

She was a Christian.

Surviving are one son, Dallas Garretson; one daughter, Beverly Sims of Columbus; two brothers, William Beegle of Parkersburg and Gordon Garretson of Columbus; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Wyer; one brother, Richard Garretson; and one grandson, Bucky Swank.

Services were held at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial will be in DePue Cemetery, Creston.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 October 2006

LORAINE LANTZ WYERS

Loraine Lantz Wyers, 85, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at Arcadia Nursing Home, Coolville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Givens Burrows. She was a school bus driver for Warren School District and drove for Community Action, Marietta.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Wright of Williamstown and Robin Null of Coolville; one son, Ron Lantz of Elizabeth; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leonard, Donald and Donnie Burrows; and two sisters, her twin Irene Siers and Eveline Fry.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thurl Lantz; three children, Teddy Leo, Kitty Lou Lantz and Sandra Eakle; one brother, Hayward Burrows; and one sister, Imogene Davis.

Services were held at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, with Pastor Jim Eakle officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


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