Jackson County 1948 Obituaries


Obituaries from the year 1948 published in The Jackson Herald, Ripley, West Virginia, a weekly newspaper, transcribed from microfilm by Betty Kessel McIntyre. Data in (parentheses) are from her own research.



The Herald was not published on Friday, Jan 2, 1948.

Haynes, Ronnie Dean

        A two year old boy was burned to death on Saturday, Dec. 22, 1947, when fire destroyed a frame house on Wolfpen Creek near Sissonville. His father was burned about the hands and face in trying to rescue the child. State Trooper H. M. Starbuck identified the dead boy as Ronnie Dean Haynes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Haynes of Wolfpen. Starbuck said his investigation revealed that Delbert Jr., 5 year brother of the victim poured oil on a fire used to heat the home and the flames spread rapidly through the structure. The father entered the blazing house and rescued Delbert Jr. but was burned too badly to reach the other child. Surviving the child besides the parents and brother are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Haynes of Wolfpen and Mr. and Mrs. Luddie Tate of Wolfpen. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948).

Hunt, Howard Henry

        Howard Henry Hunt, 48, of Evans, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at Winona, WV last Tuesday, where he had been employed as a shovel operator for some time. The body was brought to the Vail Mortuary in Ripley on Tuesday afternoon and prepared for burial. The funeral service was held at the Otterbein Church at Evans on Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Arthur Layman in charge and burial was in the Otterbein Cemetery. Mr. Hunt was a son of the late H. A. and Amanda Hunt, pioneer residents of Evans, and was born there on Nov. 14, 1899. He was a member of the Long View Methodist Church.
       Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna L. Hunt; five children, Howard of Evans, Charles Golden Hunt of Winona, Henry Hunt also of Winona, Mrs. Juanita Vance of Columbus, and Mrs. Kathleen Barber of Ripley. A sister Mrs. Isa Sayre of Evans is also among the survivors. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948).

Thomas, Susan Virginia (Tolley)

        Funeral services for Susan Virginia Thomas, 78, were held from the Vail Funeral Home in Ripley Sunday afternoon with the Rev. J. F. Cunningham of the Methodist Church in charge and the burial was in the Halbert Cemetery near Gay. Mrs. Thomas died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Kelly in Belpre, Ohio, on Friday. She was a daughter of the late Granville and Katherine Southall Tolley and was a native of the Gay Community, and had been a member of the Elk Fork Methodist Church for the past 65 years. She had been ill for six weeks and death had been expected, relatives said. Survivors include one son, Kenna L. Thomas of Gay; two daughters, Mrs, Kelly at whose home she died and Mrs. Daniel Evans of Parkersburg; and two brothers, C. W. Tolley of Ripley and S.O. Tolley of Gay. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948).

Johnson, George W.

        A heart attack brought unexpected death to George W. Johnson, 60 year old school teacher of Ripley, as he stood before his class at the Turkey Fork School in Putnam County on Monday afternoon of last week. He had spent the holidays with his family in Ripley and had returned to his school on Sunday night, and had planned to retire from the teaching profession at the end of the present term. Funeral services were held from the Vail Funeral Home Friday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Vairl Winter of the Elizabeth Baptist Church in charge and burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Bent and Virginia Johnson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl McGraw Johnson; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Karr of Clendenin, Mrs. Georgia Tolley of Ripley, and Mrs. Betty Anderson of Clendenin; and one son George Johnson Jr. of Columbus, Ohio. One son, Charles Johnson, was killed in action in France during WWII. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948).

        George W. Johnson, son of Joseph Benson and Virginia Johnson, was born at Fairplain Dec. 6, 1887, departed this life Dec. 29, 1947, aged 61 years and 23 days. He was married to Pearl McGraw in 1917. In addition to his widow and children, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Casto of Portland, Ohio, Mrs. Della Wilson of Charleston,Mrs. Ida May Parsons of Charleston, Mrs. Lula Sharp of Fairplain and seven grandchildren. (Friday, .30 Jan 1948)

Corns, James G.

        James G. Corns, son of Ellis and Margaret Corns, was born July 25, 1875 and departed this life December 9, 1947 aged 72 years, 4 months and 16 days. He was born in Noble County, Ohio, and moved to Jackson County when he was a boy of nine. As a young man he was united in marriage to Martha Thompson, who passed on in early life. Mrs. Anna Cooper survives from this union. August On August 5, 1905, he married Ruth Agnes Miller. From this wedlock the following children survive: Noel Corns of Princeton, WV., William Corns of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Gilbert Corns of Sandyville, Mrs. Ernestine Johnson of Sissonville, Hugh Corns of Windy, Bessie Higgins of Vienna, Carl Corns of Sandyville, Mrs. Merle Griffith of Belpre, Ohio, and Richard Corns at home. In addition to the above named survivors he leaves to mourn their loss 29 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 16 Jan 1948)

Stewart, Sam

        Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Mill Creek Baptist Church at Frozen Camp for Sam Stewart, of Parkersburg, who died at the St. Joseph's Hospital there Monday after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Stewart was a native of Jackson County but had lived in Parkersburg for the past 20 years and was employed at the Viscose Plant. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Estella Johnson Stewart; two step-sons, James Arthur Johnston and Clarence Johnston, both of Parkersburg; two step-daughters, Mrs. Charles E. Jones and Mrs. J. C. Marden, also of Parkersburg; two brothers, Lafe Stewart of Chester and William Stewart of Frozen Camp, and two sisters, Mrs. Icy Johnson and Miss Winnie Stewart, both of Akron, Ohio, (Friday, 23 Jan 1948)

Casto, James William

        James William Casto, formerly of Rockcastle, but more recently of Ravenswood RFD, died Monday morning at the Starcher Hospital in Ripley after being a patient for several days. He was 90 years, 6 months and 27 days of age. The body was removed to the Vail Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. W. W. Harvey in charge and the burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Vinton Casto of Evans, a nephew, is the nearest relative of the deceased. (Friday, 23 Jan 1948)

Dernberger, Wilber B.

        Wilber G. Dernberger, 60, a Pennsylvania Railroad worker, died Saturday at his home, 113 Shady Lane Road, in Columbus, Ohio. Mr, Dernberger was born near Lockhart in Jackson County, the son of George P. and Juliana Dernberger. Surviving are his wife, Helen Amy Dernberger; a son, Wilber D. Dernberger; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Cox and Mrs. Orma Myers; five grandchildren and one great--grandchild, all of Columbus, Ohio. A brother, Irvin Dernberger of Waverly, Ohio and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Finsley of Columbus, and Mrs. Lucy Enoch of Ripley. Funeral services and interment at Glenn Rest Cemetery at Columbus, Ohio. (Friday, 23 Jan 1948)

Sayre, Maggie Cain

        Mrs. Maggie Cain Sayre, daughter of the late Billy and Mary Hersman Cain, was born March 28, 1872, departed this life January 2, 1948 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Selva Moore, of Akron, Ohio, aged 75 years, 9 months and 4 days, She was united in marriage to the late J. O. Sayre on September 20, 1893. To this union was born nine children. Her husband and two daughters, Ada and Pearl and one step-son, Owens, preceded her in death. She is survived by the following children; Mrs. Selva Moore, Mrs. Chester West and Mrs. Leo Donohew, all of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Elsworth Moore of Pt. Pleasant; Mrs. Taylor Lewis of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Arnold Sayre of Thornsville, Ohio; Armor Sayre of Evans; also 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and four step-children: Mrs. Wilbur Sayre of Florida, V. A. Sayre of Addison, Ohio, Mrs. Vena Starcher of Akron and Mrs. Leo Kay of Ripley; 20 step-grandchildren, 28 great step-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Cain of Hartsville, Ohio and Laban Cain of Leon; two step-sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sayre of Leon and Mrs. Douglas Sayre of Indiana. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. I. J. McCollum at Creston UB Church and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery there with Eckhard Undertakers of Akron in charge. (Friday, 23 Jan 1948)

Hunt, Henry Howard

        Henry Howard Hunt, son of Henry and Amanda, was born at Evans, November 11, 1899, died at the age of 48 years, one month and 18 days. He was united in marriage to Anise Lorene Casto on March 15, 1918. To this union was born seven children: Mrs. Juanita Vance of Columbus, Ohio; Howard Jr., Charles and Henry, all of Winona,WV., and Mrs. Kathleen Barber of Ripley. His sons Marvin Lee and Claude Laverne, also his mother, father and one sister, Ivy, preceded him in death. One sister, surviving, Mrs. Owens Sayre of Evans. Mr. Hunt died at Winona. He was employed by Wilson and Ingram Construction Company for several years (Friday, 23 Jan 1948)

Slaughter, Carl E.

        Eugene Slaughter, of Cottageville, has received a message that his brother, Carl E. Slaughter, died unexpectedly in Carlsbad, California on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, 1947. The funeral and burial services were held in Glendale, California. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948)

Durst, William Camden

        Funeral services for William Camden Durst, 78, of Mt. Olive were held from the Presbyterian Church in that community on last Monday with the Rev. Mr. Lowe of Charleston in charge and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Durst, who had been in failing health for some time, was stricken about five o'clock on the previous Saturday evening and lived only a few hours. A stroke resulted in his death, members of the family said. The survivors include the widow, Mrs., Ida Rindenour Durst; five sons, Earl of Mt. Alton, Rodney of Akron, Losher of Toronto, Ohio, Bernard of Niles, Ohio, and Wallie Durst of Cottageville; and four daughters, Mrs. Marie Click, Mrs. Faye Lyons, Mrs. Alberta Taylor,and Mrs. Geneva Kemenah, all of Mt. Alto, and 20 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948)

Sines, Anna Agnes (Stover)

        Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Agnes Stover Sines, who died at her home near Leon on Friday after an illness of two weeks, were held from the Bethel Church daughterSunday afternoon, with the Rev. Mr. Fife in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Sines was a native of Mason County and was a daughter of the late Sylvanis and Harriett Stover. She was nearing her 82 birthday at the time of her death.
       Survivors include the following children, Sylvester Sines and Mrs. Nina Durst of McConnellsville, Ohio; John Sines of Draffin, Ky.; Mary Barnes of McConnellsville; Mrs. Harriett Hoyt of Newark, Ohio; Bene Sines of Columbus; Hobart Sines of Pt. Pleasant; Mrs. Grace Kasler of Columbus, Mrs. Lena Thomas of Mt. Alto and Mrs. Birdie Pash of Columbus; two brothers, William Stover of Addison, Ohio, and Bert Stover of Cottageville, and four sisters, Mrs. Doshie Sines of Dunbar, Mrs. Belle Boyer of Pt. Pleasant, Mrs. Andrie King of Columbus, and Mrs. Rilla Durst of Charleston. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948)

Board, Robert Vaught

        Robert Vaught Board, 80 year old native of Jackson County and the president of the Blatz Paint Company at Louisville, Ky., died at a hospital there at 11:30 a.m. last Friday as the results of a heart attack. Funeral and burial services were held there on Monday. Surviving are two brothers, A. A.death Board of Mason City, and Jason W, Board of Buffalo. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948)

        The Louisville Courier-Journal carried the following account of his death: Col. Robert Vaught Board, owner of the Blatz Paint Company, and former president of the old Kentuck Wagon Manufacturing Company, died at 11:45 a.m. yesterday at Norton Memorial Infirmary. He had suffered a heart ailment for about five years but had been in a hospital only two weeks. Board was coordinator of purchases of horse-drawn vehicles for the United States during World War I and his work as a "dollar-a-year man" during the war took him to numerous conferences with President Woodrow Wilson. For his work in supplying France with vehicles, Board received an elaborate gold watch from the French Government. He was forced to decline a similar roll during World War II because of ill health. Board came to Louisville from Boston in 1913 to head the old wagon factory here for 27 years. He purchased the paint company 18 years ago while still president of the wagon works. He had been head of International Harvester Company Office in the New England states before coming to Louisville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sara McKown Board, and two brothers, Arthur A. Board and Jason W. Board, both of West Virginia. (Friday, 16 Jan 1948)

Salser, Sarah Margaret (Delong)

        Mrs. Sarah Margaret Delong Salser, 64, wife of Wilbur S. Salser, of Murraysville, died Friday evening at 6:30 at St. Joseph's Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood and burial followed in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Mrs. Doris Milhoan and Mrs. Elza Kimes, both of Murraysville, Mrs. Ellen Casto of Ripley and Mrs. Gladys Melrose of Parkersburg; four sons, Joseph Salser of Akron, Holly Salser of Parkersburg, and Kenneth and Gale Salser of Murraysville; five brothers, Arthur Delong of Arkansas, Joseph Delong of Oklahoma, Ray Delong of Bellaire, Ohio, and George and Lafe Delong of Murraysville; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Wolfe of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Bertha Wilson of Texas. Eleven grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by on son, Howard Salser in 1916 and by three brothers, Ike, Benjamin and William Delong. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948)

Warth, Danna Douglas

        Funeral services for Danna Douglas Warth, 52, were held from the residence at Willow Grove on Monday with the Rev. W. W. Harvey of the Ripley Methodist Church in charge and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mr. Warth's death followed that of his father, C. E. Warth, by only two weeks. He was a veteran of the first Worlds War. Surviving include his mother, Mrs. C. E, Warth; a brother, Raymond Warth of Millwood, and three sisters, Irene Warth and Mrs. Ora McComas of Willow Grove and Mrs. Leota Carpenter of Rittman, Ohio. The Vail Undertakers had charge of arrangements for the funeral and burial. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948)

Rardin, Isaac W.

        Funeral services for Isaac W. Rardin, 80, were held from the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood on Sunday, Dec. 28, 1947, and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mr. Rardin died at his home on the previous Thursday morning after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olive Rardin; four sons, George Rardin of East Liverpool, Ohio, Porter Rardin of Chester, WV., and Forrest and Virgil Rardin, both of Ravenswood; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Roush and Mrs. Jesse Sayre, both of Parkersburg; two step-children, Glen Wilson and Mrs. Vivian Hall, both of Ravenswood; two brothers, John Rardin of Pennsylvania, and Frank Rardin of Parkersburg, and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Stout of Kent, Ohio. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948)

Snyder, John Warren

        John Warren Snyder, 33 year old native of Jackson County, died on Saturday, Dec.27, 1947, at a Parkersburg hospital as a result of a skull fracture received in a fall down the steps of his home in that city. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. William Ward of Williamstown, Mrs. Amanda Donahue and Mrs. Goldie Johnson, both of Parkersburg; two brothers, Henry Snyder of Williamstown, and Lt. Charles Snyder of the US Navy, and one half-brother, Dean Milton of Corapolis, Pa. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948)

Barnette, Roy Lee

        Sgt. Roy Lee Barnette, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen A. Barnette, was born at Rockcastle Feb. 28, 1916, killed near Le Saliare, France, on July 27, 1944, aged 28 years, 4 months and 27 days. Roy entered the US Army on January 14, 1942 and received training at Fort Worth and Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, and was sent overseas Sept. 9, 1943. He took part in the invasion of France and was on the front line for 50 days. He was awarded the Bronze Star for gallantry in action the first part of July. He leaves to mourn their loss his father; one brother and three sisters; Raymond Barnette of Liberty, Mrs. Laura Aubertine of Tyler Mountain, Mrs. Grace King of Mason City, and Mrs. Norene Kersey of Charleston. His mother preceded him in death July 24, 1943 and his brother, Dandus, on Jan. 23, 1943. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948)

Hunter, Rufina (King)

        Funeral services for Rufina King Hunter, 83, former resident of Jackson County, were held at Athens, Monroe County, on Saturday and burial was in a cemetery there. She died at her home there on Thursday after being in failing health for some time. Mrs. Hunter, a daughter of the late G. S. M. and Caroline Staats King, was born at Ripley August 13, 1864, and the time of her death was 83 years, 4 months and 26 days. She leaves to mourn her passing two sisters, Mrs. L. M. Parsons and Mrs. E. L. Cross, both of Ripley; two children, Mae R. and Claude W. Hunter, and five grandchildren.
       During her early life the educational advantages were very meager, and after attending the public schools, she was sent to the Pittsburgh Female Seminary and later to a seminary at Ravenswood. After teaching several years in the common schools of her native county, she married George W, Hunter of Odaville. Five children were born into this home, three of whom grew to maturity. Helen, the youngest, Mrs. Leonard Newman, mother of four of the grandchildren, died two years ago. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Hunter bent her every energy toward securing education for her children. She moved to Buckhannon where they attended WVa Wesleyan College, Mae R. winning a degree there. Next to Morgantown where all three entered school, Mae R. doing post graduate work. Claude W. won his degree at the Methodist University at Washington, DC. The former is the well and favorably known teacher of English in Concord College and the latter holds a position in Kentucky. (Friday, 9 Jan 1948)

Gladrow, Lorena Staats

        Burial services were held at the Staats Cemetery at Evans last Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Lorena Staats Gladrow, 55, of Santa Rosa, California, who died at a Charleston hospital the previous Tuesday after a long illness. Mrs. Gladrow, who was a technician in a hospital in Santa Rosa, became ill last summer and returned to Charleston for a surgical operation from which she never fully recovered.
       She was a daughter of the late George W. and Diana Staats and was a native of Evans. She had been in California for a number of years prior to her death, members of the family said. Among the survivors are her husband, Herbert Gladrow; one brother, Attorney E. R. Staats, of Parkersburg, and a sister, Mrs. Georgia Hodges, of Seattle, Washington. (Friday, 30 Jan 1948)

        Lorena Staats Gladrow died while a patient at the Staats Hospital in Charleston on the 20 day of January 1948. She was buried on the 22nd day of January 1948 in the old Staats Cemetery near where both her father and mother as well as several brothers and sisters and many other relatives are buried. She was born August 23, 1890 in the family home near Evans, the youngest child of George W. and Diana Waugh Staats. She was a graduate of Spencer High School and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University but did not complete either one. While employed as a technician in the county hospital at Santa Rosa, California she met Herbert Gladrow of Cleveland,Ohio, who was employed there as an engineer in road construction. They were married about 1923.
       She belonged to one of the oldest families in Jackson County. Her great-grandfather, Abraham Staats, was one of the very early settlers in Mill Creek Valley. He owned the land on which Staats Cemetery is located and was buried in that cemetery in 1862. While working in Danville, Illinois, she was much surprised to find relatives not very far away. They were descendants of Jacob Staats, who owned the farm later owned by John M. Greer, just over the hill to the west of Ripley. Also when she went to Santa Rosa, California, she found people named Waugh. Upon inquiry she found they were also relatives. They were descendants of Lorenzo Waugh, who was born in Pocahontas County, about 1800. He became a Methodist minister in Virginia, then went to Ohio, and then to Missouri. In 1852 he crossed the plains and settled on a farm near Santa Rosa, California. (Friday, 6 Feb 1948)

Rowley, Lester Clinton

        Lester "Buck" Rowley, World War II veteran and a farmer of the Foster Chapel community, was crushed to death by a falling tree at his farm there Monday morning and examination of the body revealed that even though help had been sufficient to have extricated him quickly after the tree pinned him to the ground, his life could not have been saved because he had been severely and fatally crushed about the chest, neck and upper portion of the body. Snow-blocked roads made it difficult for neighbors to reach the scene quickly but a number of them gathered at the scene when the alarm was sounded but the young farmer was already dead when the majority of them arrived. Rowley had purchased the J. J. Frey farm there sometime ago and he and his wife and their seven small children had taken up residence in the community soon after he bought the farm.
       The 33 year old Navy veteran who served 14 months in the Pacific is survived by his widow, Elaine Raines Rowley; four daughters, Mary Margaret, Martha Maxine, Glenna Ruth and Inez Faye; three sons, Benny Lee, John Lester and Homer David, all at home; his parents, Walter and Lucy Rake Rowley of Sandyville; four brothers, Ralph, Glenn, Eugene and Harold Rowley; six sisters, Nolia Rowley of Cincinnati, Mrs. Mildred Greene, Mrs. Margaret/Virginia Morrison and Miss Opal Rowley, all of Parkersburg, Mrs. Pearl Williams of Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Velma Chichester of Williamstown, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Rowley of Sandyville and Mrs. Marietta Rake of Parkersburg. He was born 7 Aug 1914, died 26 Jan 1948. He married Elaine Raines on 17 March 1935. The funeral service has been tentatively set for the Mount Hope Church on Sandyville Rt. 3, today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Isaac Hinzman officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery. (Friday, 30 Jan 1948)

Click, Artie Christopher

        Artie Christopher Click, widely known farmer of Mt. Alto, was found dead in bed at his home early Friday morning and the belief was expressed that he had died of a heart attack sometime during the night. He had suffered from heart disease for sometime but his condition was not apparently any worse at the time he retired Thursday night, members of the family said. The funeral services were held at the Mt. Hebron Church on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. The Vail Undertakers had charge of the funeral and burial plans. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nina E. Click, one son, Frank Click of Evans, and two grandchildren, Roger Ronald and Sandra Sue Click. (Friday, 30 Jan 1948)

        Artie Christopher Click, son of Henry and Jemima Click, was born near Mt. Alto Oct. 4, 1882, departed this life Jan. 23, 1948, aged 65-3-17. He was united in marriage to Ica Mae Kay in the year 1914 and to this union was born one son, Franklin Monroe Click. His wife preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 1915. He was again united in marriage on Sept. 20, 1917 to Nina Ethel Shockey, who survives. (Friday, n6 Feb 1948)

Beaty, Richard R.

        Richard R. Beaty, 50, of Huntington, died Monday evening at 9 o'clock in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, following a two-week's illness. Born at Sandyville, Jan. 4, 1898, he was the son of John and Willa G. Beaty. A veteran of WW I, he was employed with the US Engineer's office in Huntington at the time of his death. Surviving in addition to his parents, who reside in Parkersburg, are his wife, Mrs. Velda Marie Beaty of Huntington, a daughter, Carolyn Beaty Corra; two sisters, Misses Elsie J. and Virginia Beaty of Parkersburg; two brothers, Lewis Beaty of Parkersburg and Dale F. Beaty of Staunton, Virginia; a step-son, Carl Peters of Huntington, and a step-daughter, Marilyn Peters of Washington, DC. (Friday, 30 Jan 1948)

Shamblin, William

        Funeral services for William Shamblin, 40, who died at Charleston last Wednesday following an illness of six months duration, were held Saturday afternoon at Blue Creek with the Rev. Mr. Ashley in charge and burial was in the cemetery there. He was a son of Theodore and Mollie Shamblin and was born in Clay County. Surviving are the widow, Bittie Walker Shamblin, three children, Clarence, Anna Mae and Delmer, all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Shamblin; a brother, Robert Shamblin, and five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Lanham, of Martin's Branch, Mrs. Marie Barnett, of Spring Hill, Mrs. Laura Darby of Blue Creek, Mrs. Virginia Wells of Charleston,and Mrs. Martha Myers, also of Charleston. (Friday, 30 Jan 1948)

Beattie, Andrew Wilson

        Funeral services for Andrew Wilson Beattie, 79, of Leon, were held from the Creston Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. William Casto of Clarksburg in charge and burial under the direction of the Vail Undertakers was in the Creston Cemetery. Mr. Beattie was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on March 16, 1868, a son of Moses and Margaret Wilson Beattie and at the time of his death at his home on Leon RFD last Friday was 79 years, 10 months and 14 days of age. He died Jan. 30, 1948 at home of his son Walton Beattie, age 79-10-14.
        He married Osa Ola Ray on 14 April 1901, and to this union seven children were born, the wife preceded him in death by several years along with three children. His first marriage was in 1891 to Rebecca Smith and to this union four children were born, the wife and two children preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, J. Walton Beattie of Leon and Thomas N. Beattie of Charleston; four daughters, Mrs. Burton (Grace) Sayre, Mrs. Paul (Ruth) Cherryholmes and Mrs. Joe (Margaret) Cherryholmes, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs.George (Laura) Wolfe of Toledo,Ohio; two half-brothers, A. L. and J. H. McClure, both of Leon, ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 6 Feb 1948)

Harpold, Veldra W.

        Veldra W. Harpold, 20 year old farmer of Fairplain, failed to rally from a surgical operation at a Parkersburg hospital on Monday afternoon and his death was a shock to the family and friends of the young man. He had been in poor health for some time. He was a member of the graduating class of Ripley High School of 1944 and had been engaged in dairy farming with his father. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed pending the arrival of a brother who was in Florida.
        Survivors include his wife, Betty Casto Harpold; his father, George W. Harpold of Fairplain; two brothers, Wayne of Charleston and Warren of Florida; five sisters,Phyllis Harpold of Charleston, Mrs. Velma Seymour of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Bernice Fisher of Ripley, Mrs. Eunice Fisher of the Phillipines Islands, and Mrs. Hazel Casto of Given. (Friday, 6 Feb 1948)

Parsons, Emily Barnett

        Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Barnett Parsons, widow of the late Dr. T. I. C. Parsons, will be held from the family home on North Street here this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev, W. W. Harvey of the Epsworth Methodist Church officiating and burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Parsons died at her home here about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon of pneumonia. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Lucretta Barnett and was a member of the Methodist church.
        Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lola B Lynch of St. Albans, Mrs. Erma Maddox of Charleston, and Mrs. Gladys DuBois of Montclair, New Jersey, and a son, Dr. T. I. C. Parsons Jr. of Kimball, WV. Also a sister, Mrs. Alice Parsons of Kenna, and a brother, Oscar Barnett of Ulrichville, Ohio. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Edith Staats, and a son, Dr. A. L. Parsons preceded her in death. (Friday, 6 Feb 1948)

Williams, Bessie Hysell

        Mrs. Bessie Hysell Williams died at her home in Akron Sunday night after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Carl Williams, one son and four daughters, and seven grandchildren, all of Akron, and two brothers, Albert Hysell of Ripley and Oshel Hysell of Akron. The funeral services were held at Rittman, Ohio. (Friday, 6 Feb 1948)

Sallaz, Lula A.

        Lula A. Sallaz, 62, died unexpectedly at the C. R. Kessel home in Ripley on Sunday evening of a heart attack. She was one of the nurses who has been caring for Mr. Kessel. She had not complained of feeling ill and as she talked with members of the family she suddenly slumped to the floor and was dead. The funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. from the Vail Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Layman in charge and the burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. A daughter of the late James M. and Martha Parsons Sallaz, of the Sidneyville community, she is survived by two brothers, W. A. and H. F. Sallaz of Ripley and a sister, Mrs. Ora Wolfe of Wellsburgh. Seven nephews and five nieces also survive. (Friday, 6 Feb 1948)

Hendershot, Doyle Gregory

        Doyle Gregory Hendershot, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hendershot was born at Hemlock Jan. 7, 1948, died Jan, 12, 1948 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg. He leaves to mourn his passing his parents and one brother, Larry, also grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Hendershot of Ravenswood, and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Carney of Zanesville, Ohio. (Friday, 6 Feb 1948)

Ferrell, F. S.

        Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Vail Funeral Chapel for F. S. Farrell, 79 year old Ripley resident, who died at his home here on Wednesday morning after a long illness. The Rev. W. W. Harvey of the Methodist church officiated at the funeral service and the burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery. Mr. Farrell was born in Roane County, the son of Parrott and Carolyn Ferrell and was employed by the State Road Commission until his retirement a year ago. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Stella Ferrell; three daughters, Mrs. Seaman McGrew of Charleston, Mrs. Hobart Sallaz of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Mrs. Harold Wilson of Daytona Beach, Florida; one son, Ralph Farrell of Richmondale, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. V. B. Conley of Guysville, Ohio, and one brother, Bailey Ferrell of San Bernardino, California. (Friday, 13 Feb 1948)

Miller, Scott W.

        Funeral services for Pvt. Scott W. Miller, husband of Mrs. Orva Anderson Miller, of Ripley, were held from the Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer Sunday afternoon with Rev. Howard West of Parkersburg officiating and burial was in the Miller Cemetery with the Veterans of Foreign Wars in charge. Pvt. Miller, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Miller, of Spencer, entered the Army in August 1943 and was killed July 27, 1944 while participating in the invasion of Normandy. His body was returned back home for burial and arrived last week. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Orva Anderson Miller of Ripley; two sisters, Mae Roberts of Spencer and Clessta Miller of Memphis, Tennessee; and three brothers, Herman, Clayton and Gordon Miller, all residents of Roane County. (Friday, 13 Feb 1948)

Freeman, Isaac Delmore

        Funeral services were held from the Vail Funeral Home here Tuesday afternoon for Isaac Delmore Freeman, 65, well known Ripley citizen who died at his home here on Sunday. He had been in ill health for the past year and friends of the family said that during recent weeks he had declined rapidly. Rev. Arthur Layman of the Ripley EUB Church officiated at the funeral service and burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Freeman was born at Ripley on July 27, 1882, a son of Cary and Matilda Dickerson Freeman and departed this life Feb. 8, 1948 at the age of 65 years, 6 months and 11 days, and spent his full life in the community. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Valla Pinnell Freeman; one daughter; Marie Freeman of Belleville; two sons, Denzil and Wayne Freeman, both of Ripley; a grandson, Jerry Michael Freeman; four brothers, Glenn, Harry, John and Russell Freeman, all of Logan, Ohio, and four sisters, Mrs. Julia Rollins, Mrs. Mary Shriver and Mrs. Beulah Myers, all of Logan, Ohio and Mrs. Maggie Sayre of Ripley. In 1911 he married Miss Vall Pinnell. (Friday, 13 Feb 1948)

Higgins, Raymond Venson

        Raymond Venson Higgins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Higgins, was born January 11, 1861 in Wetzel County and died January 26, 1948, aged 87 years and 15 days. He was united in marriage to Jennie Murrel Harvey on April 27, 1884. He leaves to mourn his wife and four children. Virgil, the eldest, preceded him in death four years ago. Those remaining are Francis of Middletown, Ohio, Emery of Dunbar, Cecil of Ravenswood and Mrs. Floyd Bonnett of Ravenswood. He also leaves 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Henry Overbaugh of Belva, WV and one half-brother, E. E. Higgins of Parkersburg also survive. Mr. Higgins had lived in the vicinity of Silverton since he was 11 years of age. (Friday, 13 Feb 1948)

Easter, Joe

        Final rites for Pvt. Joe Easter, who was killed in action in France on July 27, 1944, were held from the Salt Hill Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. Irvin Fisher officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. The Ripley Post of the American Legion conducted military rites. He was the son of Blanch Bosworth Easter and the late James H. Easter. Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Mrs. Frances Greathouse and Edith Easter, both of Ripley, and six brothers, Harold of Charleston, Freeman, Charles and Robert, all of Ripley, Ralph of Frozen Camp and Lester o Toledo, Ohio. (Friday, 13 Feb 1948)

Harrison, Dora Malinda Parsons

        Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Malinda Harrison, 74, widow of the late Obediah E. Harrison of Given, were held from the United Brethren Church in Ripley on Sunday afternoon with the Rev, Arthur Layman in charge and the burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery. Mrs. Harrison died in a Parkersburg hospital on Thursday evening where she had been a patient for several weeks. The body was brought to the Vail Mortuary in Ripley. She was born at Given on Oct. 24, 1873, died Feb. 5, 1948, a daughter of the late William Quincy and Minerva Sayre Parsons. Her husband died several years ago and the survivors include seven sons, Otho Harrison of Ripley, Russell Harrison of Given, Dallas Harrison of Fairplain, James E. Harrison, principal of Ripley High School, Estel and Floyd Harrison of Dunbar, and Ray Harrison of Parkersburg; two daughters, Mrs. Dixie Pringle of Given and Mrs. Minerva Slaughter of Given, one step-daughter, Mrs. Hattie Waugh of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, A. A, and H. P. Parsons, both of Parkersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Mary D. Stewart of Parkersburg and Mrs. Georgia Gillespie of Hurricane, 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. (Friday, 20 Feb 1948)

Casto, Robert Thaw

        Funeral services for Robert Thaw "Pete" Casto, 72 year old farmer of the Sycamore community, will be held at the Pine Grove Church this (Wednesday) afternoon with the Vail Undertakers in charge of arrangements and the burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Casto died at his home Sunday after an illness of only a few days. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Christina Casto and the following children, H. D. Casto of Akron, Ottie Charles Casto of Beech Bottom, Mrs. Edna Oldham of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mrs. Belva Barstow of Akron, George R. Casto of Parkersburg, Harl R. Casto of Ripley, 28 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 20 Feb 1948)

Kessel, Charles R.

        Charles R. Kessel, banker, farmer, former public official and widely known business man of Ripley, died at his home here Sunday night following a long illness from which there had been no hope for his recovery. He 77 years, 6 months and 13 days of age at the time of his death. The funeral service was held from the Epsworth Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. W, W, Harvey officiating and the burial was in in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Kessel, a native Jackson countian, was born on Parchment on August 22, 1870, a son of James Mason and Flora Jane Parsons Kessel. On August 7, 1888 he married Miss Louisa French, who survives with their three sons, all of whom are noted physicians and surgeons, Dr. Ray Kessel and Dr. Russell Kessel, both of Charleston, and Dr. C. Royall Kessel, of Ripley. Other survivors include two brothers, E. D. Kessel of Ripley, and Dr. J. E. Kessel of Des Moines, Iowa; six sisters, Mrs. Dora Pinnell, Mrs. Clara Sayre and Mrs. O. P, Davis, all of Ripley, Mrs. Adelia Lewis of Buffalo, Mrs. J. M. Bibbee of Charleston and Mrs. J. J. Frey of Logan, WV, and 8 grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death as did the parents. He was a member of the Methodist church, a former mayor of Ripley, a former Deputy Sheriff, served as president of the County Board of Education for many years, and was associated with the Bank of Ripley, as a member of the Board of Directors and later Vice President from 1912 until his death. (Friday, 20 Feb 1948)

Williamson, James W. Jr.

        A train is wending its way across the country this week bearing the body of 1st Lt. James W. Williamson Jr., of Murraysville, to its final resting place in Arlington Cemetery at Washington where a service will be held and which will be attended by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Williamson and son, Dana, who will go to Washington for the final rites. 1st Lt. Williamson, who was the second Jackson countian to die in World War II, was killed on Guadalcanal on January 23, 1943, at a time when our forces were hard pressed in the Pacific. His body was interred in a military cemetery there and was returned last week. He was born November 12, 1915 at Muses Bottom and was the eldest son of J. W. and Zelma Thorn Williamson. He was a graduate of Ripley High School in the class of 1933. In Sept. 1934 he enrolled in the college of Agriculture at West Virginia University. Upon graduation he returned to Thorndale Farms at Murraysville to work with his father. He was ordered to active duty and reported at Camp Wheeler, Georgia, in February 1942, and then to Hawaii. He left Hawaii in November 1942 and met death on Guadalcanal two months later. He served in Company I, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, the group which became known in the annals in the Pacific War as the Wolf Hounds, the crack jungle fighting division. (Friday, 29 Feb 1948)

Laughlin, Daniel Milton

        Funeral services for Daniel Milton Laughlin, well known Ravenswood citizen, were held at North Ravenswood Church Feb. 12, 1948. Mr. Laughlin was born Feb. 18, 1868 and would have been 80 years of age on Feb. 18. He leaves to mourn their loss six sons, Ralph, James and Guy Laughlin, all of Ravenswood, Wilbur and John Laughlin of Akron, and Huey Laughlin, of Duncan; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Bogard and Mrs. Carl Compston, of Ravenswood; his wife, Mrs. Margaret Laughlin and three sons, Virgil, Cecil and Loring, preceded him in death. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. Edna Baxter of Clarksburg, Mrs. Bertha Lathem and Mrs. Ella Laughlin, both of East Liverpool, Ohio. (Friday, 20 Feb 1948)

Hughes, Orville Olin

        Orville Olin Hughes, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville A. Hughes, was buried last Friday in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Cpl. Hughes was killed in action in France on July 31, 1944. He graduated from Ravenswood High School and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College for two years and later attended Marshall College at Huntington. (Friday, 20 Feb 1948)

Somerville, Samuel Kelby

        The Rev. Samuel Kelby Somerville, son of John and Eliza Jane Somerville, was born on Redbrush, Jackson County, on January 3, 1856, died at Parkersburg on February 6, 1948 aged 92 years one month and three days. He was united in marriage to Miss Gula Myers, who shortly afterwards died. Later he married Miss Margaret Campbell, who preceded him in death by several years. To this union four children were born, Mrs. Alice Mason of Ravenswood, Lawrence P. Somerville of Parkersburg, Glen Somerville of Clarksburg and Earl Somerville of Baltimore, Maryland. Besides the above children he is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. H. Toncray of Windy, 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He started out life as a school teacher in Wirt and Jackson counties. He was also a civil engineer, Jackson County surveyor, served two terms in the State Legislature, was a licensed minister in the United Brethren Church and was also a farmer. He was the last survivor of the boys of a family of 9 boys and one girl. Funeral services were held at Ravenswood with Rev. Williams officiating and he was laid to rest by the side of his companion in the Ravenswood Cemetery. (Friday, 20 Feb 1948)

Polsley, Walter Weston

        Funeral services for Walter Weston Polsley, for many years a resident of Kenna, were held at Ewington, Ohio on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial was in the cemetery there. He was born Dec. 10, 1862 and died Feb. 11, 1948 the son of Weston and Harriett Rine Polsley. He was twice married, first to Nancy C. Ridenour and to this union the following were born: Ollie, died in infancy, Alice Fisher of Fairplain, Verna Casto of Kenna, and Edna Rollins of Mt. Alto. His wife died July 1894. On Dec. 25, 1895 he was united in marriage to Donie E. Skeen and to this union were born the following children: Weston Polsley of Vinton, Ohio, Myrtle Cummings, Mayme Bee and Wirt Polsley of Akron, Ohio, May Bobo of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Warren Polsley of Logan, Ohio, Harry S. Fred Polsley and Belle Terry, of Ewington, Ohio. Besides the widow and children, one sister, Rose Mason of Mt. Alto, 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren survive. Mr. Polsley, who was 85 years of age and who had been in failing health for several years, died at his home there last Thursday morning. The widow and several children, including Mrs. B. Cleo Casto of Kenna, Mrs. V. L. Fisher of Fairplain and Mrs. Edna Rollins of Mt. Alto are among the survivors. (Friday, 20 Feb 1948)

Moore, Emma Ludwick

        Mrs. Emma Moore, 78, widow of C. C. Moore, died suddenly of coronary heart disease Friday morning Feb. 6, 1948 at her home in Dennison, Ohio. Born in Jackson County, Sept. 3, 1869, she was the daughter of William H. Ludwick of Little Creek. Mrs. Moore had resided in Dennison for 61 years. Her husband died Feb. 4, 1947. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Anna Long and Mrs. Glenna Wells, both of Dennison, and Mrs. Pearl Moore, of Barberton, Ohio, and William Moore of Gary, Indiana, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the R. K. Linsey Funeral Home by Rev. Reese. (Friday, 20 Feb 1948)

Armstrong, Anna West

        Mrs. Anna Armstrong, 90, of Belleville, died at her home Wednesday evening. Born in Monroe County, Ohio, she moved to Wood County in 1884. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Belleville Methodist Church and interment was in the Buckley Cemetery. Surviving are four sons, William of Belleville, John of Parkersburg, and Raleigh and Bert Armstrong, both of Akron, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Clara Smith of Belleville, Mrs. Robert Gardener of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Maude Buffington of Belleville, Mrs. Jimmey Menz of Akron and Mrs. Laura Piekering of Belleville; one brother, Robert West of .... Mills, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Alice Berkheimer of Lower Salem, Ohio. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. (Friday, 20 Feb 1948)

Good, Edward Clarence

        Final services for Edward Clarence Good, 77, a prominent farmer and resident of the Kenna section, were held from the residence Sunday morning with the Rev. Clessie Casto in charge and burial was in the family cemetery at Center View. Mr. Good had been ill at his home there for three weeks and died early Friday morning. Heart disease was reported to have been the cause of his death. The survivors include two daughters, Miss Onnie Good at home and Mrs. Gracie Lanham of Kenna. (Friday, 27 Feb 1948)

        Mr. E. C. Good was born May 20, 187, died Feb. 20, 1948, the son of Jeremiah and Louise Haynes Good. He was united in marriage on Now. 12, 1896 to Virginia Hester Lanham. She preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1937. To this union were born four daughters, Radie Good, Lola Hamon, Onnie Good and Mrs. Gracie Lanham. Also surviving one granddaughter, Mrs. Ethel Jones and one great-granddaughter, Luella Jones, both of Kentuck. Also two brothers, James F. Good of Kenna and Charles Good, deceased; six sisters, Lousanne Casto of Belgrove, Estella Harrison of Charleston, Cora Skeen of Kentuck and Catherine Beverlin of California. Sisters, Jan Harris and Mary Boggess, both of Charleston, preceded him in death. (Friday, 12 March 1948)

Campbell, George Erwin

        A Copper Fork farmer, George Erwin Campbell died at his home there Monday morning just four days after he had celebrated his 74th birthday. He had been ill for several weeks and members of the family had been fearful that he would not recover. The funeral service will be held at the Independence Church at Sandyville this (Wednesday) afternoon at 1 o'clock and burial will be in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mr. Campbell was a native of Noble County, Ohio, but had lived in the Copper Fork section for many years. On May 20, 1897 he married Miss Sarah Elizabeth Waggoner, who survives with the following children, Mrs. Jessie Hayden of Parkersburg, George W. Campbell of Ravenna, Ohio, Roy L. Campbell of Belpre, Ohio, Mrs. Ida Walters of Ravenswood and Miss Delma Campbell at home. (Friday, 27 Feb 1948)

Casto, Lloyd N.

        Funeral services for Lloyd N. "Tack" Casto, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home early last Wednesday morning, were held from the Epworth Methodist Church Friday afternoon with Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and the burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Casto, who had been in ill health from heart disease for sometime, was a well known barber of Ripley for many years and owned and operated a Main Street Shop. He was a native of Staats Mills and a son of the late W. H. D. and Flora L. Casto. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edna Young Casto; a son, Claude C. Casto, a national bank examiner; a sister, Mrs. Goldie Coe, of Washington, DC and a brother, J. O. Casto of Charleston. (Friday, 27 Feb 1948)

Faber, Mollie Lawson Parsons

        Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Lawson Faber, 69, a resident of Clendenin and a native of Kenna, were held last Friday from the First Methodist Church in Clendenin and burial was in the Osborne Cemetery there. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. French Cogar of Porter, Clay County; one son, Howard Lawson of Clendenin; two brothers, L. M. Parsons of Pittsburgh, and Fred Parsons of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. H. H. Shamblen of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. George Gandee of Rensford, and three grandchildren. (Friday, 27 Feb 1948)

Ramsey, David R.

        Funeral services for David R. Ramsey, 69 year old farmer of Kentuck, were held from the Goshen Baptist Church on Friday and the burial was in the Cleek Cemetery. Mr. Ramsey was a native of Virginia where he was born on April 26, 1878, the son of Patton and Margaret Osborne Ramsey. When very young he came to the Kentuck section of Jackson County and spent the remainder of his life there. Survivors include a brother, Beecher Ramsey of Charleston, and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Mays and Mrs. Addie Poling, both of Kentuck, and Mrs. Sam Kay, Mrs. Pearl Board and Mrs. Nan Holley, all of Charleston. (Friday, 5 March 1948)

Snyder, John Alfred

        Funeral services for John Alfred Snyder, 77, of Millwood, were held from the home there Tuesday afternoon with Holly Rhodes in charge and the burial will be in the Ankrum Cemetery at Cottageville. Mr. Snyder died on Saturday. He was a son of the late Job and Christina Riffle Snyder and was born Feb. 27, 1871, departed this life Feb. 28, 1948 and at the time of his death was one day beyond his 77th birthday. He was united in marriage to Sarah Boggs on January 5, 1894 and to this union were born two children, Clara Snyder Graham and a son Homer Snyder both of which preceded him in death. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Sarah Boggs Snyder; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Many Snyder and Rose Snyder,both of Parkersburg; four brothers, Charles, James, Jess and William Snyder all of Parkersburg, and a half-brother, George Snyder of Letart. (Friday, 5 March 1948)

Slaughter, William M.

        Rev. William M. Slaughter, 86, a native of the Belgrove section of Jackson County and a retired minister of the United Brethren Church who spent 50 years of active work in the West Virginia Conference, died last Friday at the home of his son, Lloyd S. Slaughter, in Dunbar. The funeral service was held at the Dunbar church Sunday afternoon with Rev. K. J. Scott officiating and additional rites were held Monday at the Heights UB Church at Pt. Pleasant and burial was in the Lone Oak Cemetery there. Mr. Slaughter was founder of the Weekly Memorial United Brethren Church of Charleston in 1910. He founded First United Brethren Church in Dunbar and built the first building, and also built the Duff Street church in Clarksburg, where he was pastor from 1914 to 1917 and 1923 to 1926. He also served pastorates in Union, Ripley, Huntington, Parkersburg and Pt. Pleasant. Mr. Slaughter had resided in Dunbar with his son since 1940. Also surviving are three other sons, Lee C. of Belleville, Ohio, Lester H. of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Layton W. of Reading, Pa., and a brother, Homer A. Slaughter of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. (Friday, 5 March 1948)

Burdette, E. H.

        Funeral services for E. H. Burdette, native of Jackson County, who died at his home in Leon Thursday morning, were held from the Baptist church there Sunday afternoon with the Rev. C. G. Billups in charge and the burial was in the Leon Cemetery. Mr. Burdette had been a merchant there for the past 45 years, Mason County assessor from 1921 to 1925 and was a member of the county school board for six years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Robertson and Mrs. Disa Haymon of Charleston and Miss Edna Burdette of Leon; four sons, Arthur, Guy, Herbert and Milton, all of Leon; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (Friday, 5 March 1948)

Hughes, Robert E.

        Funeral services for Robert E. Hughes, who was prosecuting attorney of Jackson County more than 40 years ago, will be held here this (Wednesday) afternoon with burial in the Pine Hill Cemetery (unmarked grave). Mr. Hughes died last week in Florida and his body was shipped back for burial. He was a brother of Mrs. P. M. Riley and an uncle of Justice R. J. Riley of Ripley. (Friday, 5 March 1948)

Miller, Marion Lee

        Marion Lee Miller, infant son of Marion Francis and Betty Jane Miller, was born Dec. 20. 1947 and departed this life Feb. 14, 1948, age one month and 24 days. He leaves to mourn their loss his father and mother and one grandmother, Mrs. Ivy Spaulding. Funeral services were conducted at the home of the parents on Feb. 15 and interment was made in the Cherry Grove Cemetery. (Friday, 5 March 1948)

Stansbury, Herald Allen

        Herald Allen Stansbury, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton S. Stansbury, died Feb. 5, 1948. Surviving are his father and mother, also the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Stansbury of Greer, South Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. French Cox of Charleston. Also the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Bradley of Gay and Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Cox of Evans and a great-great-grandmother,Lydia Evans of Gay. The funeral services were held in the home of G. N. Bradley of Gay on Saturday with the Rev. L. C. Thompson in charge and burial was in the Parsons Cemetery at Gay. (Friday, 5 March 1948)

Fields, Hobart

        Orva Ward Casto, 20 year old farmer of Belgrove, waived preliminary examination when arraigned before Magistrate R. J. Riley here Monday afternoon on a warrant which charged him with killing Hobart Fields, 35 years old, with a shot from a .32 caliber revolver during a fight in which the two men engaged when they met along the road near the Vista Church on Laurel Run shortly before 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Fields was said by eye witnesses to have died almost instantly as the bullet tore through his heart. The fight occurred at a point at the junction of Bear Fork and Laurel Fork and all witnesses agreed that there was considerable fist fighting before the gun play. Funeral service was held at the gravesite in the Casto Cemetery at Belgrove Monday afternoon with the Rev. D. C. Guthrie officiating. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Frances Fields; his widow, five children, Goldie, Jackie, Peggy, Delmer and Joe Louis Fields, all of Belgrove; four brothers, Hoyt, Otho, and Donald Fields, all of Belgrove; four sisters, Mrs. Maggie Rhodes and Mrs. Laura Reed, both of Charleston, and Mrs. Clara Fisher and Mrs. Wilma Fisher, both of Staats Mills, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Osa Harper of Charleston, Mrs. Tillie Casto of Ripley and Mrs. Cora Casto of Belgrove. (Friday, 12 March 1948)

Hogue, John W.

        Funeral services for John W. Hogue, 87, who died at his home on Ravenswood RFD Sunday morning, were held from the Kimes Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and burial was in the Jerry's Run Cemetery. Surviving are three children, C. R. Hogue of South Parkersburg, Mrs. Cora Brown of Vienna and Mrs. Letha McKee of Ravenswood Rt. 2; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Kesor of River Hill and Mrs. Almeda Provance of Marrtwon; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Matheny Hogue, a daughter, Mrs. Effie Hogue Green and one grandson preceded him in death. (Friday, 12 March 1948)

Ranson, Lettie M. Pennington

        Mrs. Lettie M. Ranson, 61, died suddenly at her home in Dunbar Tuesday morning. Surviving are her step-mother, Mrs. Lula Pennington of Charleston, three sons, Fesse E. Ranson of Manhattan Beach, California, Dennis D. Ranson of Los Angeles, Calif. and Sattis Y. Ranson of Dunbar; two sisters, Mrs. Wid Thornton of Robertsburg, and Mrs. J. E. Chipman of Charleston; six brothers, J. L. of Given, W. H. of Red House, Levi of St. Albans, Walter of South Charleston and Lester and Wilbur Pennington, both of Charleston. Mrs. Ranson had been a resident of Dunbar for 26 years. (Friday, 12 March 1948)

Divers, Florence N. Frye

        Funeral services were held from the Silverton United Brethren Church yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon for Mrs. Florence N. Divers, widow of the late J. W. Divers, who died at her home at Silverton on Saturday at the age of 75 years. The Rev. V. F. Williams had charge of the service and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. She was born August 14, 1872, the daughter of James F. and Mary Rowe Frye. On March 28 1895 she was married to J. W. Divers, who died January 15, 1943. Surviving are eight children, Warren Divers of Cowan, WV., Mrs. George Tribett of Manchester, Maryland, Mrs. T. R,. Fish of Ravenswood, Mrs. D. L. Carmichael of Belpre, Ohio, Mrs. F. C. Pepper, Mrs. W. H. Moore and Miss Olive Divers all of Silverton, and Miss Gladys Divers of Parkersburg; one brother, M. S. Frye of Painesville, Ohio and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Archie Ward Divers. (Friday, 19 March 1948)

Davis, Anna Swain

        Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Swain Davis, 77, widow of the late George Davies, who died on Wednesday at her home in Ravenswood, were held Friday afternoon and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. She is survived by five sons, James Davis of Portland, Ohio, Mason and William Davis of Parkersburg, Dallas Davis of St. Albans and George Davis of Tucson, Arizona; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Michael of Huntington and Mrs. Clayton Smith and Mrs. Homer Safreed of Ravenswood. (Friday, 19 March 1948)

Linger, Albert E.

        Final rites for Albert E. Linger, 70, were held from the Parsons Funeral Home Saturday afternoon with the Rev. D. C. Guthrie in charge and the burial was in the Waybright Cemetery on Elk Fork. Mr. Linger died at the Batten Invalid Home here on Thursday. He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Linger. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Della Miller of Spencer and Mrs. Evie Kelly of Ohio. (Friday, 26 March 1948)

Ellison, Clara Susan Parsons

        Funeral services for Clara Susan Ellison, 91, one of the oldest residents of Ripley, were held from the Vail Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon and burial was in the Mr. Calvary cemetery. The Rev. Arthur Layman of the United Brethren Church had charge of the services. She died at her home here Thursday after a long illness. Mrs. Ellison was the widow of the late J. C. Ellison who died 24 years ago. She was a native of Jackson County, having been born on Parchment November 3, 1856, a daughter of Alexis and Phoebe Parsons. Survivors include a daughter, Hattie Ellison at home; three brothers, O. J. Parsons of Ripley, A. L. Parsons of Vienna and O. D. Parsons of Akron, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Georgia Ellison, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Edgar Rhodes of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Emmit Reynolds and Lexie Casto, both of Ripley. (26 March 1948)

Rhodes, Howard

        Funeral services for Howard Rhodes, formerly of Buffalo, Jackson County, were held from the Mt. Zion Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Rhodes was killed instantly while working on an automobile at Akron on Friday. Relatives of the man explained that he had the car jacked up and was working under it when the jack slipped and the car fell crushing him to death instantly. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Rhodes of Buffalo and in addition to the parents is survived by his widow and two children. (Friday, 26 March 1948)

Walker, Leslie Wallace

        Leslie Wallace Walker, 18 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker of Gandeeville, drowned Saturday afternoon when he reportedly fell into a spring near his home. The funeral service was held at the Shady Dale Church Monday afternoon and burial was in the church cemetery. The survivors include the parents; two sisters, Sharon Ann and Karen Lee Walker, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Wallace of Harmony and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Parsons of Vicars. (Friday, 26 March 1948)

Lanham, Albert Perry

        Funeral services for Albert Perry Lanham, 78, a prominent farmer and resident of Romance, were held from the Pleasant Grove Church there Friday with the Rev. Pat Berry in charge and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Lanham died at his home there on Wednesday after being in failing health for some time. Mr. Lanham is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Dollie Thomas of Charleston, Mrs. Gracie Lanham and Mrs. Delphia Fisher of Mammoth and Mrs. Lura Stewart of Ohio; five sons, Otis and Arthur Lanham of Charleston, Denny Lanham of Fairplain, Herbert Lanham of Kenna, and Emmit Lanham of Romance; two brothers, Lewis E. Lanham of Romance and Marion B. Lanham of Charleston; a sister, Mrs. Vernie Ray of Romance and a half-brother, Howard Lanham of Charleston. (Friday, 26 March 1948)

Boggess, Ballard Preston

        Funeral services for Ballard Preston Boggess, 83, a resident of Kenna who died at his home there Saturday morning after a long illness, were held from the Fisher Chapel Church Monday afternoon and burial was in the Fisher Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mary Jane Boggess; four sons, Robert of Liberty, Granville of Kenna, Wilson of Dunbar, and Clark of Kenna, and two daughters, Mrs. Doad Smith and Mrs. Lela Lovejoy, both of near Sissonville. (Friday, 2 April 1948)

Parsons, Minnie Flowers

        Funeral services will be held at the Ripley EUB Church this (Wednesday) afternoon for Mrs. Minnie Flowers Parsons, 77, who died unexpectedly Sunday night at the home of her son, Guy Parsons, where she was visiting. The Rev. L. R. Mahony, assisted by Rev. Arthur Layman, will conduct the services and burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. A daughter of the late Augustus and Mary Flowers, she was born at Evans on April 29, 1870 and at the time of her death was 77 years and 11 months of age. She married Alexis Chapman Parsons who preceded her in death, leaving as survivors two sons, Charles Lee Parsons of Cleveland and Guy Parsons, of Ripley, and two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Jones of McKees Rock, Pa., and Mrs. Elah B. Richards of Cleveland, Ohio. Also two brothers, Harl and A. B. Flowers of Mt. Alto. (Friday, 2 April 1948)

McGrew, DeArmond

        DeArmond McGrew, son of Lemuel B. and Mary M. Sayre McGrew, was born Sept. 10, 1888, departed this life March 19, 1948, aged 59 years, 6 months and 9 days. He was united in marriage on May 16, 1914 to Forest Lane Murray. He leaves to mourn their loss his loving wife who ministered so faithfully to him for the past five years when his health had failed him. To this union were born seven children, Mrs. K. G. Parsons of Liverpool, Mrs. Joe Roy Suck of Sandyville, Harold Franklin McGrew of Prichard, and Foster and Clay, both at home. Charles K. was killed in action in World War II on Oct. 7, 1944. Chester D. died in infancy. (Friday, 2 April 1948)

Thompson, Lettie Donahue

        A surgical operation at a Ravenna, Ohio hospital on March 19 proved fatal to Mrs. Lettie Thompson, 41, wife of Harold Thompson, relatives at Cottageville have been informed. Mrs. Thompson was a native of Cain Ridge and is survived by the husband, son, Lewis Thompson of Deerfield, Ohio, a daughter, Mrs. Wilda Roberts of Atwater, Ohio, four brothers, six sisters, and her father, Homer Donahue of Cottageville. (Friday, 2 April 1948)

Litton, William

        Funeral services were held at the United Brethren Church at Gay Sunday afternoon for William Litton, 82, who died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sudie Hunt in Charleston. The interment was in the family cemetery. Surviving also are a son, Forrest Litton, of Dunbar; two brothers, Levi and Clint, both of Charleston; three sisters, Mrs. Malinda Phillips of Reedy, Mrs. Leora Cox of Evans and Mrs. Josephine Greenleaf of Charleston; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Friday, 2 April 1948)

Koch, Kenneth R.

        Word has been received that the body of S/Sgt. Kenneth R. Cox, arrived in New York March 31. Sgt. Cox was killed in action at Lo Gooslinere, France, in the vicinity of LeHarve, while serving with the 313 Infantry, 79th Infantry Division, at the age of 31 years. His home was in Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral will be from the Chambers Funeral Home and burial will be in the Ravenswood Cemetery. (Friday, 9 April 1948)

Parsons, Infant

        The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Parsons was buried at the Foster Chapel Cemetery on Tuesday with the Parsons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The parents, three sisters, Delcie, Mildred and Ruth Ellen, with the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Parsons, survive. (Friday, 9 April 1948)

Davis, Walter Scott

        Walter Scott Davis, 63, of St. Albans, died in his sleep Thursday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Waybright near Ripley where he was visiting. The funeral services were held at the Rehoboth Church near St. Albans Sunday afternoon and burial was in the Cunningham Memorial Park. Survivors include the widow, Mayme Lipscomb Davis; two children, Mrs. George Hudson of Lorraine, Ohio and Samuel Davis at home; two step-sons, James R. Gaylor of South Charleston and Billy Gaylor of Kentucky. (Friday, 16 April 1948)

Campbell, S. P.

        Funeral services for S. P. Campbell, who died at his home at Longacres, Fayette County, Monday, will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon. Mrs. Campbell is the former Nellie McKown of Ripley. Mr. Campbell was president of the Merchants National Bank of Montgomery. The widow and one sister survive. (Friday, 16 April 1948)

Kirk, John

        John Kirk of Ravenswood passed away on Monday evening at the Starcher Hospital in Ripley. He was 80 years of age and had undergone three major operations at the Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg last October. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 P. M. Thursday from the Grace Episcopal Church in Ravenswood and burial will be in the Spencer Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Kirk was born in Ravenswood on Oct. 30, 1867. His early years were spent in newspaper work and he was the owner and editor of the Spencer Weekly Bulletin. In 1926 he moved to Parkersburg and from that time was active in banking and financial services. At the time of his death he was president of the Ravenswood Wholesale Company. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. John Kirk; a son, John William Kirk; grandchildren Allison Lee and John Thomas Kirk. (Friday, 16 April 1948)

Conley, Flossie Eva Stanley

        Funeral services for Mrs. Flossie Eva Conley, 53, were held from the Vail Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Vairl Winter of Elizabeth in charge and the burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Conley, who was a daughter of Thomas and Rose Merrill Stanley, was the widow of the late W, M. Conley. She had been ill for some time and died at her home here Sunday. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Alice Duncan of Sandyville, Mrs. Marie Casto of Ripley, Mrs. Virginia Stalnaker of Sandyville and Miss Dona Lee Conley of Ripley; five sons, Harold, Elmer, Dwight, and William of Ripley, and Doyle who is serving with the Army in Korea; two brothers, Thurman Stanley of Long Bottom and Wesley Stanley of Ravenswood, and three sisters, Mrs. Oshel Brand of Akron, Mrs. Clora Stevens of Quincey, and Mrs. Gay Maxwell of East Liverpool, Ohio. (Friday, 16 April 1948)

        Flossie Eva Stanley Conley was born 9 July 1894, died 11 April 1948. In 1914 she was united in marriage to William Morton Conley who died on April 4, 1944. A daughter, Rosa Elizabeth Conley, died several years ago. (Friday, 30 April 1948)

McDonough, Emily Frances

        Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Frances McDonough, 84, who died at her Ripley home on Sunday after a long illness were held from the Vail Funeral Home on Monday afternoon with Rev. Arthur Layman in charge and the burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery beside the grave of her late husband, E. C. McDonough, who at the time of his death was the last Civil War soldier in the county. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ona Ramsey of Ripley, Mrs. Icy Hammack at Finwick and Mrs. Ethel Rhodes of Cottageville. (Friday, 16 April 1948)

Durst, Henry Christopher

        Funeral services for Henry Christopher Durst, 77, widely known resident of Cottageville, were held from the United Brethren Church there Friday with the Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and burial was in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Durst died at his Cottageville home on Wednesday after being in failing health for some time. Mr. Durst was born in Mason County, the son of Peter M. and Sarah Ann Click Durst was born 20 Sept . . . ., and departed this life 7 April 1948. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Ankrum Durst and the following children, four daughters, Flossie Durset of Hinton, Mrs. Emma Hunt, Lora Durst and Mrs. Margaret Stevens, all of Cottageville and eleven sons, Earl of Gaza, Iowa, Pete of Warren, Ohio, Denis, Cecil and Henry, of Cottageville, Roy of Marmet, Pick, Lloyd and Endel of Cottageville, Beven of Columbus, Ohio, and Dale of Cottageville, 54 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren,and one brother, Edgar Floyd Durst of Cottageville. (Friday, 16 April 1948)

        Henry Christopher Durst was united in marriage to Anise Ankrum on November 15, 1891. To this union ten children were born. Those that survive him are: Earl of Gaza, Iowa, Peter of Warren, Ohio, Dennis, Cecil, and Mrs. Emma Hunt of Cottageville, and Flossie Durst of Hinton. Four preceded him in death: Mrs. Ida Durst Sayre, Mrs. Annie Durst Click and Icy and Sarah Durst and his wife. He was again united in marriage to Stella Ankrum on May 27, 1906. To this union nine children were born: Dwain of Columbus, Roy of Marmet, Henry, Click, Lloyd, Ernest, Dale, and Lora Durst and Mrs. Margaret Stephens, all of Cottageville. His father, mother, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. (7 May 1948)

Casto, Frederick S.

        Dr. Frederick S. Casto, a physician who practiced in Charleston and at Kenna for 50 years before his retirement, died Monday morning at his home in Charleston following a heart attack. He was 81 years old. He was born on a farm near Ripley January 25, 1867. He received his medical degree at the University of Louisville in 1893, and then located at Kenna where he maintained his practice for 31 years. In 1924 he moved to Charleston where he maintained his offices until he retired six years ago. He was married at Kenna on March 2, 1888 to Miss Dora B. Simmons, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. T. W. Simmons. Mrs. Casto died August 5, 1946. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Corda Hambrick and Mrs. Wilma C. Rawlings of Charleston; two sons, B. Cleo Casto of Kenna and Ronald H. Casto of Logan, eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral services will be held at the Grasslick Baptist Church at Kenna this (Wednesday) afternoon and the burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. (Friday, 23 April 1948)

Smith, Edward

        Edward Smith, 17 year old youth of the Sissonville Community, drowned in the flooded backwaters of Poca River last Wednesday evening when he attempted to swim to a wild duck he had shot and which had fallen into the stream. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Avrel Smith, a brother, two sisters, three half-brothers and two half-sisters are among the survivors. The funeral services were held at the home on Derrick's Creek Saturday afternoon and the burial was in the Derrick's Creek Cemetery nearby. (Friday, 23 April 1948)

Kinser, Sylvester

        Sylvester Kinser, 74, of Beloit, Ohio, RFD 1, died at the home of his son, Rex Kinser, of Beloit Saturday. Mr. Kinser had been ill of a heart condition since 1933 and was last employed at the Gem Clay Forming Company where he worked for 15 years. Born in Ripley, WV on August 22, 1874, he was a son of the late William and Jane Kinser and was a member of the Rockcastle UB Church. He is survived by three sons, Rex Kinser of Beloit, Ohio, Clyde Kinser of Westville, Ohio and Russell Kinser of Sebring, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Ecie Casto of Beloit and Mrs. Martha Hoskinson of Sebring; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Kline of East Liverpool, Ohio and a brother, Major Kinser of Ripley, and 24 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Matilda, 13 years ago. A son, Gay Kinser and a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Staats, also preceding him in death. Funeral services will be held Wednesday and burial will be made at Grandview Cemetery. (Originally from a Sebring newspaper, dated 5 April 1948) (Friday, 23 April 1948)

Click, Infant twins

        Funeral services were held at the Mt. Hebron Church Tuesday afternoon for the two infant children born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Click of Mt. Alto on Tuesday and both died the same day. The parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Click of Mr.Alto and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sayre of Evans are among the survivors. (Friday, 23 April 1948)

Stone, Edward Howard

        Funeral services for Edward Howard Stone, 66, were held from the family home in West Ripley Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Fred Slaughter of Shinnston, assisted by Rev. Arthur Layman of Ripley, in charge and the burial was in the Otterbein Cemetery. (no tombstone) Mr. Stone, who had been ill for several months, died at his home last Friday morning. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bertha M. Stone, and two sons by a former marriage, Ralph and Edward Stone, both of Tarantum, Pa. (Friday, 23 April 1948)

Rowley, Edgar Convas

        Edgar Convas Rowley, 73 years old, died at his home near Ravenswood Monday and funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Cedar Run Church with Rev. Harry Blackburn of Parkersburg officiating. Surviving children are: Clay Kelly Rowley, of Coolville, Ohio, Wilbur Harrison Rowley of Middleport, Ohio, Grover Convas Rowley of Moundsville, and Mrs. Edna Leah Paxton of Ravenswood. Two brothers, Joseph V. Rowley of Seattle, Washington and John H. Rowley of Ripley, and a sister, Mrs. Laura Amanda Neff of Ravenna, Ohio, also survive, along with 8 grandchildren. (Friday, 23 April 1948)

Sayre, Kenneth Raymond

        Kenneth Raymond Sayre, son of Ernest R. and Virginia Sayre, was born at Leon October 2, 1926, departed this life April 7, 1948, aged 21 years, 6 months and 5 days. He leaves to mourn their loss his father, mother, one brother, one grandmother, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the EUB Church in Mason City on April 9 at 2 p.m. and burial was at Letart. He had been a patient in the Pinecrest Sanitarium for the past two years. (Friday, 23 April 1948)

Brown, Infant

        Funeral services for the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brown of Cottageville were held at the Martin Chapel Church on Thursday afternoon and burial was in the cemetery there. The child died in the Staats Hospital at Charleston on Tuesday. The parents, three brothers, Jackie, Richard and Leonard, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown of Ripley and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Moore of Cicerone are among the survivors. (Friday, 23 April 1948)

Barnett, Infants

        The funeral service for the two infant children of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Barnett of Cottageville were held from the (Baden?) Presbyterian Church in Mason County Thursday and interment was in the church cemetery. The to children were born at the Starcher Hospital in Ripley last Thursday morning and lived only a short time. (Friday, 23 April 1948)

Donohue, Andrew Fisher 1876-1948

        Funeral services for Andrew Fisher Donohue, 72 year old farmer of Leon, who died Sunday after a long illness, were held from the Longview Church near Evans on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Martha Kenwood of Cottageville and Mrs. Mary Burton of Columbus; four sons, George Donohue of Rockridge, Ohio, Holly, Herbert and Cyrus Donohue, all of Columbus; four brothers, Will and Charles Donohue of Evans, Okey Donohue of Leon, and Fred Donohue of Akron; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Sayre of Akron, Mrs. Lora Rhodes of Williamsport, Ohio, and Mrs. Addie Scarberry and Mrs. Eva Postal, both of Racine, Ohio, and 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mr. Donohue was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Andrew and Martha Rollins Donohue. (Friday, 30 April 1948)

        Andrew Fisher Donohue son of Andrew and Martha Rollins Donohue was born near Mt. Alto January 21, 1876 and departed this life April 25, 1948. He was united in marriage on August 12, 1902 to Danie Childers. His wife died almost eight years ago. (Friday, 23 July 1948)

Corfee, Mary Taylor

        Mary Taylor Corfee, daughter of John and Mary Jane Taylor, was born at Hackney, Morgan County, Ohio, November 22, 1868 and departed this life April 20, 1948, aged 79 years, 4 months and 28 days. In June 1887 she was united in marriage with George Henry Corfee and to this union were born eleven children: twin girls who died at birth, Grover who died at the age of three, Herbert, who was killed in an industrial accident in 1920 at the age of 29, three sons who survive, Ross, Turman and Clyde, and four surviving daughters, Mrs. Anna Click, Mrs. Ethel Steele, Mrs. Luella Parsons and Mrs. Clarice Knapp. Five brothers, John, Joseph, Frank, James and Martin Taylor preceded her in death. She leaves 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband, George Corfee, died in 1933 at the age of 82. Funeral services were conducted at the Shiloh EUB Church April 22 with Rev. I. J. McCollum of Cottageville officiating. Interment was made in the Bethel Cemetery, Mason County. (Friday, 30 April 1948)

Stanley, Mrs. W. T.

        Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood for Mrs. W. T. Stanley, 78, who died at her home at Silverton on Saturday. The burial was in the Independence Cemetery at Sandyville. Survivors in addition to her husband include the following children: Mrs. John Fashon, Mrs. Rosa McGee and Perry Stanley, all of Columbus, Mrs. Georgia South of North Kenova, Charles and Isaac Stanley and Mrs. Ada Anderson, all of Parkersburg. (Friday, 7 May 1948)

Jones, Stella Cleve Jones

        Funeral services were held at the Island Branch Baptist Church Monday afternoon for Mrs. Stella Cleve Jones, 62, wife of William M. Jones of Sissonville, who died at Charleston on Saturday at the home of a son, George S. Jones, after a long illness. Also surviving are four other sons, Zollie of Charleston,Cleo of Morgantown, Cecil of Sissonville and Alfred of the US Marine Corp., Paris Island, SC; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Randolph of Kentuck and Mrs. Gay Shaffer of Sissonville; a brother, Rev. Albert Jones of Sissonville; five sisters, Mrs. Clarice Clendenin of Island Branch, Mrs. Ida Robinson and Mrs. Lula Hackney of Sissonville, Mrs. Leota Davis of Cicerone and Mrs. Jeanette Wolfe of Elkview. (Friday, 7 May 1948)

McCoy, Della Frances Morgan

        Funeral services for Mrs. Della Frances McCoy, 66, wife of Forest E. McCoy of Ravenswood, were held from the Chambers Funeral Chapel there Monday afternoon with the Rev. Robert Gillett of the Baptist church in charge and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. McCoy died at her home on Saturday morning following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late J. W. and Mollie Morgan of the Sidneyville area. Inn addition to the husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Constance King of Millwood and Mrs. Kathleen Somerville of Ravenswood, and four sons, Vernon and Dan McCoy of Millwood, and Conrad and John McCoy of Ravenswood. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Ernest Mahan of Ripley, Mrs. Jack Hall of New Waterford. Ohio, Mrs. Esta Powell of Ravenswood and 17 grandchildren. (Friday, 7 May 1948)

Barnett, Camden C.

        A brief illness from heart disease brought death Friday morning to Camden Barnette, 70, of Rockcastle. His death was a shock to the family and hundreds of friends and came within a short time after he had been admitted to a Charleston hospital for treatment. The funeral service was held at the Lone Oak Church at Rockcastle Sunday afternoon and the burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Ripley. He was the son of Preston and Cloe Barnett, was born June 18, 1878, departed this life May 7, 1948. He was united in marriage Birty Viola Pickens on Feb. 15, 1900. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Birty Viola Pickens Barnett; four daughters, Miss Lydia Manervia Barnett of Copley, Ohio, Mrs. Ina Edna Kay of Ripley, Mrs. Sallie Retha Meadows of Red House and Mrs. Lorene Lona Stover of Kenna; four sons, Roy Hoy Barnett of Sandyville, Ottie Preston Barnett of Charleston, Alfred Jack Barnett of Elmwood, and Alva Phillip Barnett of Winfield; two brothers, Clinton L. Barnett and John Logan Barnett, both of Rockcastle, and two sisters, Mrs. Emily Evaline Hill of Dunbar and Mrs. Delia Estella Jacobs of Sistersville, and 42 grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Faye Fletcher, preceded him in death. (Friday, 14 May 1948)

Bishop, Melvin Dale

        Funeral services were held from the Ravenswood Baptist Church Monday afternoon for Melvin Dale Bishop, 89, of Ravenswood, who died Saturday in a Parkersburg hospital. The Rev. Robert Gillett officiated at the service and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Born in Meigs County, Ohio, November 23, 1858, he was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a former businessman in Spencer, where for a number of years he owned and operated a general store. He moved to Ravenswood in 1920. He is survived by his wife. (Friday, 14 May 1948)

Barnett, Delbert Thomas

        Delbert Thomas Barnett, 22, was instantly killed last Thursday morning at Cottageville when a long metal rod which he held in his hand came in contact with a high tension power line which carried 7,200 volts of electricity and he died instantly although efforts were made for two hours to revive him. Barnett, with his father, Carl Barnett of Cottageville, were at the Lloyd Pinnell home at Cottageville and were assisting with the cleaning of a septic tank when the accident occurred. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the Baden Presbyterian church in Mason County and burial was in the church cemetery. He enlisted in the US Army Oct. 17, 1944 and served for two years, 8 months of which was spent overseas.
        Delbert Thomas Barnett, only son of Carl Guy and Bethel Thomas Barnett was born Feb. 12, 1926 near Flatrock, Mason County, departed this life Thursday, May 6, 1948. He was joined in marriage to Margaret Delores Flesher on Feb. 28, 1948, The victim leaves in addition to his parents, and his wife, five sisters, Eleanor, Ada and Charldene Barnert at home, Mrs. Mildred Cottrill of Fairmont and Mrs. Emma Durst of Ripley. He was preceded in death by twin infant children two weeks ago (also buried in the same cemetery). He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Thomas of Letart. (Friday, 14 May 1948)

Woodard, Lida Belle Stewart

        Funeral services for Mrs. Lida Belle Stewart Woodard, 68, were held from the Mr. Moriah Church Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Rankin Roach officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Woodard died at her home Monday afternoon following an illness of two years duration. She was a daughter of the late Robert R. and Louisa Parsons Stewart and was a native of Parchment. On December 24, 1899 she married F. S. Woodard, who with the following children survive, four sons, Robert of Parkersburg, Henry of Akron, Donald of Beckley, and Woodrow of Evans; three daughters, Mrs. Georgiana Hutchinson of Ripley, Mrs. Hazel Wilson of Parkersburg and Mrs. Bernice Morrison of Evans; four brothers, Tom Stewart of Letart, Elisha Stewart of Lancaster, Ohio, Hoyt Stewart of Akron, and Walter Stewart of Ravenswood; two sisters, Jessie Parsons of California and Josie Casebeer of Florida and eleven grandchildren. (Friday, 14 May, 1948)

Lee, Ida Mae Waterman

        Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Mae Waterman Lee, 81, who died Friday in Ravenswood after a long illness, were held from the Chambers Funeral Home Sunday with Rev. Robert Gillett officiating and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Lee had lived in Ravenswood for the past 40 years. (Friday, 21 May 1948)

Bush, Henry G.

        Henry G. Bush, son of William and Elizabeth Bush, was born June 12, 1882, departed this life May 10, 1948, aged 65 years, 10 months and 28 days. He was united in marriage to Icy Allen on December 25, 1906. To this union one daughter and two sons were born, the daughter preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife and sons, Lloyd and James, three brothers, Wendel of Given, Clarence of Charleston, and Emmett of New Mexico, two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Jividen of Liberty and Mrs. Ernie Hill of Charleston, three grandchildren, and a step-mother. He was one of the leading school teachers in the county, having taught in Putnam and Mason counties for 34 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Zion EUB Church of Rockcastle on May 11, with the Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. (Friday, 21 May 1948)

Straley, Lucy Ramey (1856-1948)

        Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Ramey Straley, 91, who died at her Ripley home on Tuesday morning following a long illness will be held from the Vail Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon with Rev. Pelton E. Vandercoy of West Union officiating and burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Straley who was the widow of the late Charles F. Straley [1856-1922], had been a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church for 50 years. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mary Straley of Ripley; two sons, Paul W. Straley of Ripley, and C. B. Straley of New York; one brother, Tom Ramey, and three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bull, Mrs. Dora Bagers and Miss Dorcas Ramey, all of Brighton, Colorado, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (Friday, 21 May 1948)

Spears, Louverna Masters

        Funeral services for Mrs. Louverna Master Spears, 79, wife of C. P. Spears of Ravenswood, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church at Wilding with the Rev. W. D. Winters in charge and interment was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Spears died in a Spencer hospital on Monday following a long illness. Born July 4, 1888 in Ohio, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lee Master. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mrs. F. W. Mendenhall of Eleanor and Mrs. Anna Johnson of Coon Valley, Wisconsin; two sons, Holly E. Spears of Little Hocking, Ohio and C. P. Spears of Ravenswood, and seventeen grandchildren. (Friday, 21 May 1948)

Flinn, Elmer H.

        Funeral services for Elmer H. Flinn, 78, were held from the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood Friday afternoon, Rev. W. D. Winters of the Methodist church officiating and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mr. Flinn died at the Ravenswood hospital on Wednesday. He had been in failing health for some time and had suffered a stroke on Monday previous to his death. Mr. Flinn was connected with the Ravenswood schools for a period of 44 years before his retirement in 1933, beginning as a teacher in the grade schools and for many years was the principal of the Ravenswood High School. He was a graduate of Fairmont State College and held a Masters Degree from Ohio University. Surviving children include Virgil L. Flinn, County Superintendent of Kanawha County, E. R. Flinn of Sherman and Mrs. Marie Chamberlain of Detroit. Two sisters, Mrs. William Gibbs of Ravenswood and Mrs. Earnest Dunham of Parkersburg, also survive. (Friday, 28 May 1948)

Murray, Thomas James

        Funeral services for Thomas James Murray, 77, of Liverpool, were held from the Mt. Zion Methodist Church Monday afternoon with Rev. W. R. Houck officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Murray died in a Spencer hospital Saturday after a three week's illness. He was born in Greene County, Pa., a son of the late Levi F. and Rebecca Morris Murray. Surviving are three sons, Harry L. Murray of Charleston, Edward M. Murray and Howard Murray of Liverpool; two daughters, Mrs. R. B. Javins and Mrs. Frank L. Shaffer of Charleston; two brothers, Sam H. Murray and John A. Murray, of Charleston, and one sister, Mrs. Leota Vangorden of Butler, Pa. (Friday, 28 May 1948)

Winter, Isman Eugene

        Funeral services for Isman Eugene Winter, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Winter, were held from the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gert Sharp of Ripley on Monday afternoon with Rev. D. C. Guthrie in charge and burial was in the Winter Cemetery at Gay. The child died on Saturday. (Friday, 28 May 1948)

Casto, E. E.

        Funeral services for E. E. Casto, 79, who died at his home in Dunbar on Monday of last week were held from the funeral chapel there last Wednesday afternoon and the body was brought to the Fairplain Cemetery near Fairplain for burial. Surviving are his widow, Lucy J. Casto; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Bailey of Tyler Mountain and Mrs. Donnelly Yeager of Miami, Florida; four sons, Lester and Gay, of Tyler Mountain, Guy of Charleston and Eldridge Casto of Dunbar; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mary J. Holland of Racine, Ohio, and three brothers, Theodore and W. S. Casto of Given, and S. O. Cato of Fairplain. (Friday, 28 May 1948)

King, Albert

        Death came peacefully to Albert King, aged Ripley citizen, at a Parkersburg hospital last Wednesday afternoon only a few days after he had been admitted as a patient. Mr. King was 88 years of age and had spent his full life in Ripley. The funeral service was held at the Vail Funeral Chapel on Saturday afternoon with Rev. Frank Caltrider in charge and burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Parkersburg. Surviving are two daughters, Estella Seiford and Ada Blessing, both of Akron, and three sons, Walter M. King of Akron, Webb King of Martin's Ferry, Ohio, and Ward King of Akron, Ohio. (Friday, 4 June 1948)

Kerns, Verna Hazel Snyder

        Funeral services for Mrs. Verna Hazel Kerns, 35, were held from the Mt. Hope Church Tuesday morning with the Rev. Isaac Hinzman in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kerns died at her home on Sandyville Rt. 3 on Sunday morning following a long illness. Mrs. Kerns was born March 28, 1913 and died May 30, 1948. On March 26, 1927 she married Ace Kerns. Mrs. Kerns was the daughter of Clara Snyder. She is survived by her husband, Ace Kerns; seven daughters, Unibell, Georgia Lee, Mary Frances, Phyllis Dorene, Ruth Irene, Dorothy Maxine and Joyce Fay; three sons, Junior, Ray, Clayton Dailey and John Larry; two half-brothers, George Cooper of Parkersburg and Clyde Cooper, serving the US Army at Washington. (Friday, 4 June 1948)

Hunt, Hannah Victoria Flowers

        Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah Hunt, widow of the late B. W. Hunt, were held from the Antioch EUB Church Saturday afternoon with the Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hunt died at her home on Thursday at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 28 days. Hannah Victoria Flowers was born December 28, 1869 and departed this life May 26, 1948. Mrs. Hunt, who before her marriage was Hannah Victoria Flowers, married B. W. Hunt on November 15, 1889 and their union was blessed with twelve children, six of who preceded the mother in death as did the husband eight years ago. The survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Miller of Parkersburg, and John, Waldo, Lawrence and Roy Hunt, of Cottageville, and an adopted son, Elmo Chambers of Loraine, Ohio. Also surviving are four sisters, 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 4 June 1948)

Beegle, April Elbine/Uldive Scarberry

        Funeral services for Mrs. April Elbine Beegle, 27 year old wife of William G. Beegle, were held from the home of her mother, Mrs. Inez Scarberry, in Cottageville Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and the burial was held in the Ankrum Cemetery. Mrs. Beegle died at her Cottageville home on Saturday after a long illness. April was the daughter of James and Inez Ankrum Scarberry and was born on April 25, 1921 and died 29 May 1948. On 31 March 1946 she married William Beegle. She is survived by her husband and three children, Coralin Irene, Ralph Eudel and James William Beegle; her mother, Mrs. Inez Scarberry; one brother, Woodrow Scarberry of Cottageville and to sisters, Mrs. Ruby Bond of Mason City and Miss Florence Scarberry of Cottageville. Her father and one sister preceded her in death. (Friday, 4 June 1948)

Southall, Infant

        Burial rites for the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Southall were held at the Fairplain Cemetery on Sunday. The Vail Undertakers had charge of the burial plans. The child was born on Saturday and died soon after birth. (Friday, 4 June 1948)

Howes, Charles

        The funeral service for Pfc. Charles Howes, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Howes of Parkersburg were held there Friday afternoon and the body was brought to the Independence Cemetery at Sandyville for burial. Pfc. Howes was killed in action in southern France on November 3, 1944. He a born in Parkersburg March 25, 1925 and was graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1943. In September of the same year he entered the Army and on March 1, 1944 he went overseas as a member of the 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Wayne Black of Parkersburg. (Friday, 4 June 1948)

Fisher, David F.

        David F. Fisher, 72, who lived with his son, Floyd Fisher, of Belle, and who was a brother of Police Chief H. W. Fisher of Ripley, died unexpectedly Tuesday at the home of a relative at Pocatalico where he was visiting. The funeral service was held at the Bias Chapel Church Thursday with Rev. Hobson Fisher officiating and burial was in the Fisher Cemetery near Sissonville. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Evaline Carney, about 95, of Charleston; three other sons, Edward of Charleston and Delmer and James F. Fisher of North Charleston; three daughters, Mrs. Nora Garrett, Mrs. Cleo Erskine and Miss Palma June Fisher, all of North Charleston; four brothers, Scott Fisher of Charleston, Boyd and William Fisher of Kenna and H. W. (Hube Fisher) of Ripley; four sisters, Mr. Brownie Bailey of Kenna, Mrs. William Beane of Sissonville, Mrs. Ernest Fisher of Charleston and Mrs. Grace Toe of Michigan. (Friday, 4 June 1948)

Morrison, Clayton Denver

        Clayton Denver Morrison, four month old son of Oscar and Mildred Morrison of Rockcastle, died at the home Thursday and the funeral services were held at the Rockcastle church Friday with the Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and burial was in the Sayre Cemetery. The child is survived by the parents and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Morrison of Rockcastle and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Keifer of Leon. The child was born January 23, 1948 and died May 27, 1948. (Friday, 4 June 1948)

Rice, Ida May Miller

        Funeral services for Mrs. Ida May Rice, 75, were held from the Laywell Church of Christ at Hurricane Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Mr. Cleveland in charge and the burial was in the cemetery there. Mrs. Rice died at her home at Sandyville on Thursday following a two week's illness. Mrs. Rice was born at Hurricane on July 2, 1871, a daughter of John A. and Frances Miller. She married Noah Kinder and had been a member of the Church of Christ for the past 25 years. Survivors include the husband, and one daughter, Mrs. O. C. Kinder of Sandyville, a son, Ralph Rice of Hurricane; two brothers, Frank Miller of Middletown, Indiana, and Floyd Miller of Hurricane; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Mitchell of Middletown, Indiana and Ella Rice of Culloden, 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 11 June 1948)

Mahan, C. D.

        Funeral services were held at the Vail Funeral Home Sunday afternoon for C. D. Mahan, 84 year old former Ripley citizen, who died in the Spencer Clinic Friday afternoon following a long illness. Rev. A. C. Riffle of the Methodist Church conducted the service and the body was taken to the Flatwoods Cemetery for burial. Mr. Mahan was a son of R. G. and Lucinda Wise Mahan, was born November 26, 1863 and departed this life June 4, 1948. His wife Cora Frances and one son, Adrian, preceded him in death. Surviving are six daughters and one son, Mrs. Elizabeth Stanicy of Parkersburg, Mrs. Eunice King of Cottageville, Mrs. Lucy Ellis of St. Albans, Mrs. Brady Westfall of Spring Creek, Mrs. Georgia Lowther of Wildcat, Mrs. Freda Crawford of Charleston and Rev. R. H. Mahan of Bristol. A sister, Mrs. Martha Hensworth of Parkersburg and 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive. (Friday, 11 June 1948)

Bowman, Samuel

        Funeral services for Samuel Bowman, 68 year old Ripley man who died at his home here Sunday, will be held from the Vail Funeral Home this (Wednesday) afternoon with the Rev. Willard F. Carney in charge and the burial will be in the Independence Cemetery at Sandyville. Mr. Bowman was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bowman and was born January 17, 1880. On August 31, 1905, he married Miss Ruth Snyder, who with the following children survive, George Bowman of Ripley, Mrs. Icy Patterson of Liverpool, Mrs. Beulah Barnhart of Belpre; two sisters, Mrs. Louisa Vankirk of Silverton and Mrs.Mary Grady of Robertsburg, and 10 grandchildren. (Friday, 11 June 1948)

Barker, Junior Albert

        Junior Albert Barker, 26, of Fairplain, was drowned in Elk River at Charleston on Monday of last week. He was an employee of the Baker Tree and Landscaping Company. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Freda Barker; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Casto of Fairplain; two brothers, Edward Barker of Charleston and Bobby Barker of Fairplain, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Jan Bostic of Charleston. (Friday, 11 June 1948)

Sergent (Sargent), Lora Parsons

        Funeral services for Mrs. Lora Parsons Sergent, 68, were held from the Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer on Monday afternoon and the burial was in the Spencer Cemetery. She died at her home in Spencer on Saturday. She was the widow of the late Gay Sergent and was a daughter of the late E. S. and Mary Jane Parsons. Survivors include a son, Euell Sergent, of Spencer; two brothers, L. B. Parsons and R. E. Parsons of Liverpool; a half-sister, Mrs. Gertrude Evans of Bradshaw, and a half-brother, W. A. Rader, of Sarasota, Florida. (Friday, 18 June 1948)

Puckett, Edgar Finley

        Funeral services for Edgar Finley Puckett, 77, will be held from the Vail Funeral Home today (Wednesday) and burial will be in the Morgan Cemetery. Mr. Puckett, long a rural mail carrier from the Ripley postoffice, died at his home Monday morning after a several months illness caused by heart disease. Mr. Puckett was a native of Meigs County, Ohio but had lived in the vicinity of Ripley most of his life. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Amanda Cook Puckett; three sons, Floyd, Harvey and Raymond Puckett, all at home; two brothers, Henry Puckett of Ravenswood and Charles Puckett of New Brighton, Pa., one grandchild and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two children, Claude and Clair Puckett. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death; Alwilda Puckett of Dexter, Ohio, Clemmie Barnhart of Sandyville, Harvey Puckett of New Brighton, Pa., Joseph Puckett and Johnson Puckett and Johnson Puckett of Ripley. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Margaret Carper. (Friday, 18 June 1948)

        Edgar Finley Puckett was born August 9, 1870 near Dexter, Meigs County, Ohio, departed this life June 14, 1948, age 77 years, 10 months and 5 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Cook on March 12, 1902. (Friday, 23 July 1948)

Gillespie, Addie May Jones

        Funeral services for Mrs. Addie May Gillespie, 86, wife of J. W. Gillespie, were held last Thursday afternoon with the Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Gillespie died in a Parkersburg hospital on the previous Tuesday. Mrs. Gillespie, who was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary Jane Battrell Jones, was born in the Creston Community of Mason County on October 16, 1861. On July 8, 1903 she married Wallace Gillespie, prominent farmer of near Cottageville. Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Miss Lettie Gillespie of Ravenswood, and Mrs. Raymond Warth of Millwood; two sons, William P. Gillespie of Ravenswood and Robert Wallace Gillespie of St. Charles, Minnesota; one step-son, Holly M. Gillespie of Huntington; three grandchildren, Mrs. Rossie B. Fisher of Charleston, Claude W. Warth and Margaret Anna Warth; two step-grandchildren, Beulah H. Jones of Mckees Rock, Pa., C. H. Jones of Middleport and Franklin Jones of Savannah, Georgia; five sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Myer, Mrs. Dorothy Myer, both of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Ross (Lulah) Sickles, of Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. G. I. Cullen of Alexandria, Indiana, and Mrs.Lora Greenlee of Leon. (Friday, 18 June 1948)

Casto, William Clinton Jr.

        (Jr crossed out, Sr. handwritten in)         William Clinton Casto Jr. aged 74 years died this morning at his residence in North Beaver Township after an illness of 15 years. He was born June 18, 1873, in Jackson County, West Virginia and resided since 1898 in North Beaver Township where he was a widely known farmer. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anna Thomas Casto; five children, Mrs. Emily Hazen, Salem, Ohio, G. L. Casto of Birmingham, Michigan; E. J., Roy O., and William C. Casto III (II, handwritten), all of New Castle; one sister, Mrs. Eura Varner of Akron, Ohio, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday afternoon from the Mahoning Funeral Home and interment will take place inn the Mt. Jackson UP Cemetery. [A New Castle, Pa., newspaper published the above account of the death of Clinton Casto, formerly of Staats ills, in its edition of last week.] (Friday, 18 June 1948)

Moore, Scott

        Funeral services for Scott Moore, prominent farmer of the Evans community, were held from the Creston Church Sunday afternoon with the Rev. James H. Reed of Dunbar and the Rev. I. M. McCollum in charge and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Moore, who was 80 years, 10 months and 29 days of age, died at his home on Thursday following a two years illness. He was born July 18, 1867 in Mason County, departed this life June 17, 1948, a son of William A. and Mary Ann Postlewait Moore. In 1888 he married Mary E. Stone. He was preceded in death by his wife and two sons, Arvil and Elsworth Moore. He was again married on January 3, 1906 to Glenna Thomas and they had seven children of whom five died in infancy. Surviving are the widow; four sons, Selva of Akron, Luther of Akron, John W. of Hartsville, Ohio, and Rev. Melvin E. Moore, also of Akron; two daughters by second marriage, Mrs. Dollie O. Fisher of Evans and Mrs. Rosa J. Thornton of Dunbar; two sisters, Mrs. Ivy Jones of Liberty and Mrs. Esther Stevens of Cleveland and 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. One brother, William T. Moore and two sisters, Rhoda Jane Hunt and Mary Frances Moore, preceded him in death. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Rowley, Walter Lee

        Funeral services were held at the Mt. Hope Church Sunday afternoon for Walter Lee Rowley, 56, of Sandyville, who died suddenly at a hospital in Grundy, Virginia on Friday. He had been employed there and was rushed to the hospital when he became ill. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rowley of Sandyville; his widow, Mrs. Lucy Rake Rowley and ten children, Nola, Opal, Ralph, Gene and Harold Rowley, all at home, Mrs. Mildred Greene, Mrs. Virginia Morriston and Mrs. Velma Chichester, all of Parkersburg, Mrs. Pearl Williams of Richmond, Virginia Rowley and Glenn Rowley, of Clendenin. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Stone, James B.

        Death came to J. B. "Uncle Jim" Stone, aged Ripley citizen last Monday afternoon at the home of his son, Drew L. Stone, in Eleanor, where he had been visiting for the past few weeks. The funeral will be held at the Vail Mortuary Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Roy Fisher officiating. Among the survivors are Dr. J. H. Stone of Huntington, Mrs. Willard Cunningham of East Liverpool, Goff Stone of Steubenville, Drew Stone of Eleanor and Miss Edith Stone. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Archer, DeWight M.

        The body of another of the Jackson countians who gave their lives in World War II was laid to rest among his kindred in the Independence Cemetery at Sandyville yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. He was DeWight M. Archer, son of the late William H. and Winona Brown Archer, who were prominent residents of Trace Fork for many years. Archer, who was 38 years of age was killed on New Guinea on June 23, 1944 while serving with a medical detachment of the 20th Infantry. He is survived by four brothers, H. M. Archer and Homer O. Archer, both of Wellsburg, John W. Archer of Pughtown, and William H. Archer of Akron and three sisters, Mrs. Olive Houghton of Sandyville, Mrs. Grace Koehler of Besseman, Alabama, and Mrs. Faye Somerville of Birmingham, Alabama. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Lupardus, Thomas

        Funeral services for Pvt. Thomas Lupardus, killed in Europe during the late war will be held from the Herman church Monday afternoon, June 28, and burial will be in the Joe's Run Cemetery, Rev. O. H. Carder officiating. The body arrived on June 2 but because of illness in the Lupardus family services had been postponed until all members of the family could attend. Pvt. Lupardus was the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Lupardus, of Sandyville. He was born March 10, 1908 and at the time of his death was 36 years of age. On July 25, 1928 he married Mary P. Jackson, who survives with six sons, Charles, Thomas, Monroe, Clifford, Joshua and James, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Lupardus; a brother, Marshall Lupardus of Sandyville, a sister, Laura Lupardus of Sandyville; six half-bothers, Ed Lupardus of Countsville, Ezra and John of Harmony, Silas of Pennsylvania, J. B. Smith of Clendenin, and W. E. Smith of Hickory Valley, Tenn., and six half-sisters, Alice Robinson of Walton, Amanda Sharp of Charleston, Pearl Harris of Pittsburgh, Jessie Wright and Clara Parker of Parkersburg, and Ida Simons of Sandyville. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Balser, John Elias

        John Elias Balser, of 136 Blaine Street, Washington, Pa., died Sunday June 13, 1948 in the Washington hospital following an illness of two weeks. He was born in Ripley August 7, 1874, a son of the late Luther and Hannah Dornan Balser. Mr. Balser was an employee of the Hazel No. 1 plant of the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company for the past 45 years. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 16, and burial was in the Washington Cemetery. He leaves three sons and three daughters, H. L. Balser of Washington, L. F. Balser of Akron, and R. M. Balser of Lorraine, Ohio, Bernice, wife of William Harram of San Jose, California, Carrie, wife of R. P. Grady of Steubenville, Ohio, and Lena, wife of Perry Grady of Cleveland,Ohio; three sisters, Fannie, wife of P. T. Bonto of Ripley, Goldie, wife of Dewey Frey of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, Edna, wife of Homer Wright of Youngstown, Ohio, 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Three sons, E. D., John W., and Roscoe are deceased. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Stallings, Pearl E.

        Pearl E. Stallings, son of Charles and Etta Stallings, was born May 6, 1893, died June 7, 1948, age 55 years, 1 month and 1 day. He was united in marriage to Anna Laura Anderson on May 5, 1917, to this union were born two sons and one daughter, Charles Marshall of Rockland, Ohio, and Jack, at home, and Bessie Virginia Thomas, of Berlin Heights, Ohio. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Linda Lou Stallings and Patricia Ann Thomas, one brother, Clarence Stallings, two sisters, Alma Smith and Eva Taylor, all of Belleville, Rt. 3, and one uncle, Henry Stallings. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Benson, Darrell

        Relatives here received notification yesterday that T/5 Darrell Benson, 30, serving with the Army at Honsu, Japan, was killed in a jeep accident on June 17. He had served five years in the Army during the period of World War II and relatives said that he re-inlisted 5 months ago. He was born in Jackson County, near Ravenswood, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William C. Benson. Surviving are four brothers, Clarence H. Benson of Ripley, William C. and P. H. Benson, both of Slate and P. L. Benson of Evansville, Indiana, and two sisters, Mrs. John McGowan and Mrs. Kenneth Wentzel, both of Parkersburg. The body is being returned to this county for burial and funeral arrangements will be made at that time. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Bailey, Firia Hill

        Firia Hill Bailey, daughter of Nathan Hill, was born May 18, 1875, departed this life on June 10, 1948, age 73 years, and 22 days. She was united in marriage to Robert William Bailey on November 24, 1895. To this union was born six children, two daughters and four sons. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and Lovell Bailey of Chester, Mrs. Roy Sayre of Red House, Robert Bailey of Liberty, Orville Bailey of Columbus, Ohio, Roy Bailey of Powell, Ohio, and one brother, Ward Hill of Leon. One daughter, one sister, and three brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Warner Church of Rockcastle Charge with the Rev. I. J. McCollum of Cottageville officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Watts, Florence Belle Harwood

        Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Florence Belle Harwood Watts, wife of the late John Watts, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adam Bartley, at Washington, Ps. on Monday. Mrs. Watts was born in Washington, Wood County, April 22, 1863. Besides the daughter, Mrs. Watts is survived by one son, Phillip, and four grandchildren. Services were conducted at the Chambers Funeral Home and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Rhodes, Lora M. Donohew-Sayre

        Lora M. Rhodes, daughter of Andrew J. and Martha M. Donohew, was born October 16, 1880, departed this life June 13, 1948, aged 67 years, 7 months and 25 days. She was united in marriage to Marion Sayre December 24, 1897, he passed away June 11, 1900. To this union were born two daughters, Arla Mae Dansbury of Williamsburg, Ohio and Mary M. Miller of Mt. Arab, Ohio. On January 13, 1904 she was united in marriage to John F. Rhodes. She leaves her husband, two daughters, 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. One grandchild and three great-grandchildren have passed to the great beyond. She also leaves four brothers, William J. Donohew of Evans, Okey E. Donohew of Leon, Charley M. Donohew of Evans, and Fred Donohew of Indianapolis, Indiana; and three sisters, Ida Sayre of Akron, Ohio, Addie Scarberry of Letart Falls, Ohio, and Eva Mott of Racine, Ohio. One sister and two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Longview Methodist Church June 15, with the Rev. I. J. McCollum of Cottageville officiating. Interment was made in the Longview Cemetery. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Anderson, Albert A.

        Albert A. Anderson, 59, of Belpre, Ohio, died Monday evening at his home following an illness of four years duration. Born near Dover, Ohio, the son of the late Charles and Anna Hoover Anderson, he spent his early life in Dover where he served for several years as a member of the City Police force. He was in the railroad service for 37 years, part of that time being employed as conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad. He went to Parkersburg 20 years ago and during that time was employed as clerk at the Baltimore and Ohio Freight Station at Parkersburg. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie Bailey Anderson; two sons and a daughter by a former marriage, Arthur B. Anderson of Evans, Charles H. Anderson of Ripley and Mrs. Anne Rogers of Akron; a brother, Grover Anderson of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Harry Johns of New Philadelphia, Ohio; a step-son, Floyd Owens Bailey of Belpre, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Hazel Wilson of Little Hocking, Ohio. A son, Roscoe Reuben Anderson, the only child of the present marriage,drowned in June 1947 in the Ohio River. (Friday, 25 June 1948)

Staats, Marvin Thomas

        Marvin Thomas Staats died at his home in Ft. Meade, Florida Saturday, June 12. He was 74 years old, 4 months and 6 days old. His survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pearl A. Staats of Ft. Meade; one sister, Mrs. John S. Bachus of Chester, WV; two brothers, Melvin Ennis Staats and Ellis Nathan Staats, of Chester; his stepmother, Allena Casto Staats and a half-sister, Mrs. James Edward (Clarinda Ellen) Shannon, of Michigan; (sisters, Nettie Lula Staats married James E, Howell and Gladys Marie Staats married (1) Mr. Lippenot (2) Mr. Hoar) one half-sister of Pittsburgh Pa., one half-sister and one half-brother, Charles Riley Staats, both of California. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Staats was a retired railroad electrician and was a son of the late Elijah Matson and (1st wife) Rhoda J. Postleweight Staats and was born of 6 Feb 1874 and raised on Cow Run. (Friday, 2 July 1948)

Sider, Elmer Lee

        Elmer Lee Sider, 35, of Letart, was drowned in the Kanawha River near Winfield on Sunday. He was an employee of the Union Barge Line of Pittsburgh. The body was recovered from the river within a few minutes but efforts to revive him failed. (Friday, 2 July 1948)

Alexander, Infant

        Funeral services for the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alexander were held Saturday at the Independence Church at Sandyville with Rev. Potts in charge and the burial was in the church cemetery. The child died at the Staats Hospital in Charleston on Friday. (Friday, 9 July 1948)

Smith, Dora McCarty

        Funeral services for Mrs. Dora McCarty Smith, 75 years old, were held from the Hopewell Baptist Church at Mt. Alto on Monday afternoon with the Rev. McCord officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Smith died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray (Vada) Wheeler, at Mt. Alto on Saturday following long illness. She was a daughter of the late Jonas and Mary McCarty and was born January 3, 1872, departed this life July 3, 1948. On January 28, 1891 she married W. J. Smith and they had eleven children. Survivors include a son, Russell T. Smith of Parkersburg, and the following daughters, Mrs. Lillian Lemon of Parkersburg and Mrs. Ada Donohew of Peebles, Ohio, Mrs. Vada Wheeler at whose home she died and Mrs. Golda Coolier of Canton, Ohio. Also surviving are two brothers, O. W. McCarty of Parkersburg and M. E. McCarty of Gainesville, Florida, and a sister, Mrs. H. E. (Bertha) Shade of Youngstown, Ohio. She is also survived by two sisters-n-law, Mrs. Eva McCarty of ..... Heights and Mrs. Reuben Smith of Mt. Alto. (Friday, 9 July 1948)

Boggess, William W. Jr.

        The body of William W. Boggess Jr., one of the 1,941 aboard the US transport Morris E. Crain, which was docked in San Francisco carrying bodies of men who were killed in the Pacific war, will be interned in Arlington National Cemetery, his father, Dr. W. W. Boggess of Spencer, said this week. Boggess, a Seaman Second Class in the Navy, was killed in action in the South Pacific while serving on the Destroyer LeRay Wilson. He died on January 10, 1945. He had entered the service in May of 1944 after attending Ripley High School and West University. His mother, Mrs. W. A. Knapp lives in Parkersburg and Mrs. Mary McGraw of Ripley is his grandmother. (Friday, 9 July 1948)

Grady, Clair

        Clair Grady, 19, of Liverpool, died at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg yesterday (Tuesday) from injuries received Saturday afternoon when an 8,000 pound industrial lift truck fell on him while he was working at the Kieckhefer Container Factory in that city. The funeral service will be held at the Independence Church at Sandyville on Thursday afternoon with the Rev. L. C. Thompson of Gay in charge and the burial will be in the church cemetery. Two weeks prior to his death he had married Crystal Hope Hupp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hupp of Sandyville. Rev. Thompson who will conduct the funeral, was the officiating minister at their marriage. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldra Grady of Liverpool and was a graduate of Ripley High School. (Friday, 9 July 1948)

Curry, John H.

        John H. Curry, a farmer and retired employee of the Virginia Oil and Gasoline Company, died at his home in Sandyville Saturday afternoon. He was 72 years of age. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Beymer Curry; six sons, Willie of Pax, Va., Homer of Akron, Ohio, Cecil, Charles and John, of Sandyville, and Wilber of Windy; six daughters, Mrs. Lucy Miller and Mrs. Velma Sayre and Opal Curry, all of Sandyville, Mrs. Ruth Streets and Mrs. Betty Knightstep, both of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Jean Marshall of Spencer; five brothers and one sister and a number of grandchildren. John H. Curry son of Wilson and Lucy Vannoy Curry was born at Meadowdale August 18, 1876, died July 10, 1948, aged 71 years, 10 months and 23 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Carpenter, who preceded him in death in August 1903, three children were born to this union, William Curry of Pax, Homer of Akron, and Mrs. Lucy Miller of Sandyville. On May 6, 1904 he married Miss Nellie Beymer who with the following children survive,Wilbur, Cecil, Charles, John Jr., Velma, Jean, Ruth, Betty and Opal. Seven brothers and one sister survive, Charley and George Curry of Rochester, Pa., Bozarris and Seldon, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Francis of Parkersburg, Samuel of St. Albans and Abe H. Curry of Sandyville, and Mrs. Mary Featner of Steubenville, Ohio. (Friday, 16 1948 and 23 July 1948)

Ferguson, Richard Francis

        Funeral services Richard Francis Ferguson, 65, will be held from the Vail Funeral Home this (Wednesday) afternoon with Rev. Roy W. Fisher in charge and burial will be in the Martin Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson, a prominent farmer and businessman of Ripley, died at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg last Friday evening following a long illness. Born in Jackson County, a son of the late Alexander V Ferguson and Mrs. Martha E. (Mahan) Ferguson-Hemsworth was born Sept. 2, 1883 near Ripley and died July 9, 1948. In 1903 he was united in marriage to Flora A. Long, who preceded him in death in 1904. To this union one son, Otmer Wade Ferguson was born. On Sept. 26, 1906 he again united in marriage to Vena O. Harpold. He spent his entire life in the Ripley community and operated a large farm until ill health forced his retirement. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Vena Harpold Ferguson and the following children, Wade O. Ferguson of Chester, Mrs. J. R. (Phyllis Odessa) Creque of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mrs. D. L. (Clara Faye) Haley of Chicago, John Vauden Ferguson of California, Mrs. R. B. (Irene E.) Parsons, Gerald Francis Ferguson, Ralph and Ronald O'Dell Ferguson, all of Ripley, Faustina Ryan of Dunbar. One son, Roy Brooks Ferguson in 1945 and one daughter, Beulah, preceded him death. (16 July 1948)

Richard, Oscar

        Oscar Richard, 53 year old farmer, was found dead on his farm near Sandyville last Saturday approximately 30 hours after he left the home to get a horse in a field on another portion of the farm. A neighbor found the body shortly after noon on Saturday and Coroner C. Royall Kessel was notified and went to the scene and was of the opinion that the man had died of natural causes. The funeral service was held at the Mt. Hope Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. Isaac Hinzman officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Gay Richard; one son, Foster Richard of Sandyville and five daughters, Mrs. Elsie Davis of Logan, Ohio, Mrs. Elvia Meyers, Mrs. Evaleene Myers and Mrs. Gatha Balls, all of Sandyville, and Mrs. Pauline Myers, of Ravenswood. (Friday, 16 July 1948)

Duff, Ray

        Ray Duff, about 20 years of age, of Romance, was killed at Amma, Roane County, on Friday when a truck in which he was riding plunged into a ditch along the highway, throwing the young man from the vehicle and he landed on his head. The funeral service was held at the Pleasant View Church at Romance on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Warren Anderson officiating and the burial was in the Duff Cemetery. The young man is survived by his father, Samuel Duff of Romance; four brothers, Oren Duff of Charleston, Otmer Duff of Romance, Delmer Duff of RFD 5 Charleston, and Marvin Duff of Romance; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Good of Kenna, Mrs. Goldie Lanham of Charleston and Miss Ruby Duff at home, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Godbey, also of Romance. Sgt. Dan Carson of the Spencer Detachment of the State Police who investigated the accident, said that Duff and Wendell Reynolds, 21, of Kenna, were riding atop two gasoline drums on the bed of the truck. The road was narrow and Howard Fisher, of Kenna, driver of the truck, was forced to drive off the road so that his right wheels were in a ditch in order to pass an on coming car. The truck continued in the ditch as the driver looked for a suitable place where he might get back on the road. The truck struck a hole approximately two feet deep and in the movement of the vehicle Duff was thrown off. He struck the ground on his head and later died. Neither of the other two men were injured nor was the truck damaged. Sgt. Carson said all the men were working on a timber job and were returning home at the time of the accident. (Friday, 16 July 1948)

Carpenter, Russell Glenn

        Russell Glenn Carpenter, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Carpenter of near Gay, was accidentally killed late Thursday evening when he fell on a .22 caliber rifle which discharged and sent the bullet through his pelvis. He died before he reached the hospital. The funeral services were held at the Mt. Zion Church near Frozen Camp last Saturday with the Rev. A. S. Doddrill officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. He is survived by the parents, Willis and Lona Bradham Carpenter; three brothers, Ronnie, Stephen and Denver, all at home; three sisters, Dorothy, Deloris and Charlotte, all at home; his maternal grandfather, John Bradham of Gay and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sadie Carpenter of Gay. (Friday, 16 July 1948)

Board, Charles Holly

        Funeral services for Charles Holly Board, 76, were held from the Epworth Methodist Church here Thursday afternoon and the burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Rev. W. W. Harvey officiated. Mr. Board, a retired farmer and merchant, died at Dunbar on Tuesday following a long illness. He was born and reared in the Frozen Camp section of Jackson County and resided there until a few years ago when he went to Dunbar to be with his children. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. L. M. Parsons Jr. of Baltimore, Ohio, Miss Frances Board of Dunbar and Miss Selma Board of Washington, DC., and a son, Chester Board of Dunbar; a brother, E. C. Board of Ripley and a sister, Mrs. Icy Argabrite of Reedy, Roane County. (Friday, 16 July 1948)

Stewart, George B.

        Funeral services for George B. Stewart, 84 years of age, were held from the Vail Funeral Home Monday afternoon and the body was taken to the Foster Chapel Cemetery for burial and the Rev. A. Gl Nuzum officiated at the service. Mr. Stewart died in Bowie, Maryland last Saturday. Mr. Stewart was a son of John and Elizabeth Stewart was born August 23, 1863 and departed this life July 10, 1948 and on October 12, 1907 he married Elizabeth Thornton and to this union were born two children, Mrs. Georgia Grady of Cottageville and Mrs. Evelyn Durst of Bowie, Maryland. The following brothers and sisters preceded him in death, Margaret Newell, Enoch Stewart, Alonzo Stewart, Sarah Ann Hill, Lucinda Stewart and Jane Stewart. Other survivors include the widow, one grandson and a number of relatives. (Friday, 16 July 1948)

Gerlach, Charles Frederick

        Physicians, after an examination, say that Frederick Gerlach, 51 year old farmer of Mt. Alto, died of a heart attack and was not killed by lightening. The funeral service was held at the Hopewell Church at Mt. Alto Thursday with burial in the church cemetery. It was said that Mr. Gerlach was sitting on the lawn at his home Monday evening as an electrical storm was advancing and first members of the family thought he had been struck by lightening. (Friday, 16 July 1948

        Charles Frederick Gerlach, son of F. H.and Czarena Gerlach, was born May 19, 1898 and departed this life July 5, 1948, age 50 years, one month and 16 days. He was united in marriage to Edna Flowers in Dec 1921. To this union were born four girls and three boys, Frederick Gerlach of Letart, Florence Gerlach of Leon, Edna Katherine Hammock of Kenna, Jane Gerlach of Pt. Pleasant and Floyd Gerlach of Leon. One daughter, Wanda Lee, and one son, Dallas, preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn their loss five children, his mother and father, four grandchildren and two brothers, Wilbur Gerlach of Nevada, Iowa and Carl Gerlach of Cottageville, and five sisters, Margaret Boyer of Middleport, Ohio, Beulah Knapp of Leon, Frances Gerlach of Cottageville, Audrey Barr of Cottageville and Edith Nash of Middleport, Ohio. Two sisters, Hallie Grimm and Lora Gerlach preceded him in death. He jointed the armed forces of World War on July 16, 1942 and received an honorable discharge May 28, 1943. (Friday, 23 July 1948)

McCauley, Arminda Girt

        Mrs. Arminda McCauley, 86, of Sandyville, died at her home there Monday morning and the funeral service will be held at the Drift Run church this afternoon (Wednesday) with the Rev. Lawrence Morris officiating and the burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are the following children, C. H. McCauley of Canton, Ohio, W. A., J. B. and F. W. McCauley, all of Sandyville, T. B. McCauley of Louisville, Ohio and Mrs. C. H. Gorrell of Ravenswood; a step-son, T. A. McCauley of Louisville,Ohio; a step-daughter, Mrs. Carl Woodruff of Waynesburo, Ohio, and a brother, P. H. Girt, of Marietta, Ohio. Other survivors include 28 grandchildren. (Friday, 16 July 1948)

Roberts, Lillie

        Funeral services were held at the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood Friday morning for Miss Lillie Roberts, 75, who died unexpectedly at her Ravenswood home on Tuesday night. The burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. She was a daughter of the late Rene and Hattie Roberts. A brother preceded her in death. (Friday, 16 July 1948)

Rake, Lula Carpenter

        Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Carpenter Rake, 59, were held from the Meadowdale church on Thursday afternoon with the Rev. C. B. Morrison in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Rake died in a Parkersburg hospital on Monday after a several months illness. She was the widow of Jackson Rake. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Ruble of Parkersburg and Mrs. Clarence Pickrell of Walker Rt. 3; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Beabout of Vienna and Mrs. James Gilpin of Duncan, and two brothers, Henry Carpenter of Mineral Wells and Wright Carpenter of Sandyville. She died Monday July 4, 1948 at Camden-Clark Hospital in Parkersburg. (Friday, 16 July 1948)

Bower, Stansbury, J.

        Stansbury J. Bower, 75 year old farmer of Sandyville RFD, died Friday evening of a heart attack. He had been ill for several months relatives said. Stansbury J. Bower son of James and Mary Sutton Bower was born on Feb. 26, 1873, died July 16, 1948, age 75 years, 4 months and 2 days. He was united in marriage to Dollie R. Collins on March 20, 1900. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dollie Collens Bowers and the following children, Harold C. Bowers of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, William E. Bowers of Mineral Wells, Benjamin David Bowers of Sandyville, Mrs. Alma Thomas of Parkersburg, Mrs. Lucy Adams of Parkersburg, Mrs. Virginia Garrison of Yaak, Montana, and Miss Velma Bower at home, and 15 grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Albert of Windy, Lyman of Guysville, Ohio, and George of Akron, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Dosha Sheets of Parkersburg and Mrs. Bertha Burdette of Belleville. One son, Lawrence Gilbert Bower preceded him in death. Burial was in the Independence Cemetery at Sandyville. (Friday, 23 July 1948)

Stewart, Benjamin Earley

        Death came suddenly and without warning to Benjamin Stewart at the home of his parents near Cottageville last Friday evening and according to reports it is believed that a heart attack caused his death. He had been in failing health since his return from the Pacific war zone where he spent many months but death not expected. The funeral service was held at the Cottageville UB Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and burial was in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stewart of Cottageville; three brothers, Guy and Hubert Stewart, both of Cottageville, and Joe Stewart of Pennsylvania, and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Winter, of Ravenswood RFD. (Friday, 23 July 1948)

Hamon, Andrew Dexter

        Funeral services were held from the Ripley United Brethren Church Tuesday afternoon for Andrew Dexter Hamon, 49, who died suddenly at his Sidneyville home Saturday evening of a heart attack. Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiated at the service and burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hamon had been a clerk in the office of the Board of Education for the past 13 years and was still serving in that capacity at the time of his death. He was born at Advent on July 3, 1899. He is survived by his widow and four daughters, Mrs. Genevie Casto of Ripley, Mrs. Marie Sayre of Morgantown, Agnes Hamon of Charleston and Joann Hamon at home; his mother, Mrs. Arena (Siders) Hamon of Kenna; four brothers, Dr. David Lee Hamon, Ova Marshall Hamon, and Guy Hamon, all of Ripley, and Glenn Hamon of Bastrop, Louisiana, and three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Lilly) Skeen and Mrs. George (Hattie) Jordon, both of Ripley, and Mrs. Buster (Iva) Parsons of Kenna. (Friday, 23 July 1948)

Greer, Ed

        W. C. Greer left Friday for Huntington to attend the funeral services to be held there later in the week for Ed Greer, native of Ripley, who died at his home there on Thursday. Mr. Greer was a son of the late Sam Greer and was railroad agent in Ripley for a number of years. His wife, Georgia Armstrong Greer, preceded him in death and they had no children. (Friday, 23 July 1948)

Kieffer, Edith May Bunner

        Edith May Kieffer was born January 11, 1895 at Sherman. She died after a brief illness on July 11, 1948, aged 52 years and six months. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bunner and spent most of her early life at Sherman. She was united in marriage to Arthur Kieffer, who has been a faithful companion, rendering all possible aid during her illness. Surviving in addition to her husband are two brothers, James Bunner of Odaville and Daniel Bunner of Sherman; two foster daughters, Mrs. Katherine Matheny of Carrollton, Ohio and Mrs. Hazel Gorrell of Parkersburg, and a number of nieces and nephews. (Friday, 23 July 1948)

Critchfield, Virginia Lee Lewis

        Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Lee Critchfield, 73, wife of H. W. Critchfield of Sandyville, were held from the Independence Church Monday morning with the Rev. W. D. Winters of the Methodist church in charge and the body was taken to Clendenin for burial Monday afternoon. Mrs. Critchfield's death early Saturday morning followed a long illness during a part of which time she had been hospitalized. She was born at Indian Raft, Virginia and came to Sandyville with her husband who is the Superintendent of the Virginian Oil and Gasoline Plant there. Surviving in addition to the husband are five sons, Nelson of Ravenswood, Dennis of Sandyville, Virgil of St. Albans, Rector of Sattes, and Chester Ray Critchfield of South Charleston; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Carney of Ripley; two sisters, Mrs. F. W. Cromwell of Huntington and Miss Belva Lewis of Pontiac, Michigan, and one brother, F. C. Lewis of Ravenna, Ohio. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (Friday, 30 July 1948)

Morehouse, Robert R.

        Robert R. Morehouse, 63, of Sherman, who was struck by a car Saturday night, died Sunday morning at a Parkersburg hospital and the funeral service was held at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church Monday afternoon and burial was in the church cemetery. The victim was reported to have been walking on Camden Avenue in South Parkersburg when he stepped into the path of a car owned by the American Cab Company of South Parkersburg. Surviving are his wife, Anna Morehouse; three sons, O. D. and O. J. Morehouse both of Rt. 2, Sherman, and D. V. Morehouse of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Mrs. Ina Patterson of South Parkersburg; four brothers, J. D. and G. A. Morehouse of Rt. 2, Sherman, Arthur Morehouse of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and W. H. Morehouse of Cox's Landing, and one sister, Mrs.W. W. Kimes of Sherman. (Friday, 30 July 1948)

Meredith, Jennie Boso

        Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in Akron for Mrs. Jennie Boso Meredith who died at her home there on Saturday. The burial was at Ravenna, Ohio. Mrs. Meredith was a daughter of the late S. G. and Nancy Boso and was a native of Belleville community. Surviving relatives include four brothers, C. L. Boso of Sandyville, G. W. Boso of Parkersburg, Harrison Boso of Belleville, and S. G. Boso Jr. of New Haven Connecticut, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Moore. (Friday, 30 July 1948)

Sayre, Harry O.

        Funeral services Harry O. Sayer, 64, were held from the home in Parkersburg Tuesday afternoon and the burial was in the Sand Hill Cemetery near Murphytown. Mr. Sayre died on Sunday night at a Parkersburg hospital. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hollie Full; one son, Ronald H. Sayre; two granddaughters, Marie Ann Full and Wayona Gail Sayre, all of South Parkersburg; his step-mother, Mrs. Louise Sayre, of Ripley; a half-sister, Mrs. Louise Hood, also of Ripley, and an aunt, Mrs. Mary Trissler of Parkersburg. His wife, Mrs. Melinda E. Sayre preceded him in death four years ago. (Friday, 30 July 1948)

Staats, Cora Alice

        Funeral services for Cora Alice Staats, 79, widow of the late James A. Staats, were held at Parkersburg on Sunday with burial in a cemetery there. The Staats family lived in the Belleville community until about three years ago. Mrs. Staats died in a Parkersburg hospital on Thursday following a lengthy illness. Surviving are one son, Harry A. Staats of Parkersburg, a daughter, Mrs. Ross D. Anderson of Columbus, Ohio, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. (Friday, 30 July 1948)

Kyger, George H.

        Military rites were held Sunday afternoon at Parkersburg for Pvt. George H. Kyger, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Kyger, and the body was brought to the Ravenswood Cemetery for burial where full military rites were conducted by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Pvt. Kyger was killed during a black-out in England on Sept. 12, 1943. Pvt. Kyger was a foreman at McDill Air Force Base. Tampa, Florida, prior to his volunteering for special overseas duty. He was inducted into the US Army on July 16, 1943 and landed in England August 28, 1943. He attended Parkersburg schools, graduating from the local high school in 1927. Surviving are his former wife, Bernice Holstein Kyger, now Mrs. Henry H. Dills Jr., his parents, and a brother, Marvin W. Kyger of Columbus, Ohio. (Friday, 30 July 1948)

Wolfe, Thomas L.

        Funeral services for Thomas L. Wolfe, 59, former Ravenswood postmaster, were held at Spencer on Wednesday of last week and the body was brought to the Ravenswood Cemetery for burial. Mr. Wolfe died on Sunday in a Spencer hospital following a 15 year illness. Born in Upshur County, a son of the late Thomas L. and Cilia Van Gilder Wolfe, he was married to Mrs. Odie M. Bennett of Cleveland, Ohio. Surviving are one son, Thomas L. Wolfe Jr. of Phillippi, and several brothers and sisters. (Friday, 30 July 1948)

Thomas, Lester Dale

        Funeral services for Pvt. Lester Dale Thomas, who was killed in action in Italy on Feb. 16, 1944, were held Sunday morning at the Lockhart church with Rev. G. T. Caltrider officiating and the burial was in the Independence Cemetery. Pvt. Thomas was born May 22, 1923, a son of Yancy and Grace McPherson Thomas. He was inducted into the Army March 25, 1943 at Clarksburg, WV. Survivors are the parents and a brother, Lional Thomas, of Parkersburg, and his grandmother, Mrs. Mary McPherson. (Friday, 30 July 1948)

Sinnett, Charles Edward

        Funeral rites were held at Ravenswood Saturday afternoon for Charles Edward Sinnett, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Sinnett, who died Wednesday at the home of the parents. He was born Dec. 28, 1944. He is survived by the parents, a sister, Carol and a brother, Billy, all at home. (Friday, 6 Aug 1948)

Gates, James

        James Gates, 73 year old farmer of Gate's Ridge, died unexpectedly at his home there just before noon Monday, and the funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at the Gate's Ridge UB Church with Rev. V. J. Lathey in charge. He was born June 23, 1875, the son of Sol and Melinda Gates. He was born in Wood County and lived here all his life. He is survived by his wife, Mary Gates, one son, Grant Gates of Lockport, and one brother, Andrew Gates of Parkersburg. (Friday, 6 Aug 1948)

Balser, Jacob Benton "Jake"

        J. B. Balser, 85 year old farmer of the Flatwoods community died at his home there Tuesday morning following an illness of three months of which the past few days had been critical. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night because all members of the family had not arrived. Survivors include the widow, Mary Ellen Balser and following children, (seven sons): Herbert of New York City, William Balser of Ravenna, Ohio, Jesse Balser of Spencer, James Balser of San Diego, California, Ernest and Gerald Balser of Columbus. Ohio, Mrs. John (Lena) Bowman, Mrs. Virgil (Gladys) Mahan and Mrs. C. H. (Ethel) Benson, of Ripley, Mrs. Gertrude Crawford of Chester, and Clifford Balser, also of Chester, and two brothers, John V. Balser of Ripley and James Balser of Vanport, Pa. Also surviving are 44 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 6 Aug 1948

        Jacob Benton Balser, son of James and Malinda Rice Balser was born at Ravenswood Dec. 11, 1863, died Aug 3, 1948, age 84 years 7 months and 22 days. He was preceded in death by one son and two daughters. (Friday, 13 Aug 1948)

Lee, Georgetta "Georgia" Battrell

        Mrs. Georgia Battrell Lee, 56, a former resident of Ripley, died Wednesday in Huntington following an illness of two years. The body was brought to the Vail Funeral Home in Ripley where services were held Friday afternoon with the Rev. W. W. Harvey in charge and burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. (Friday, 6 Aug 1948)

        Lee, Georgetta Battrell Georgetta Bartrell "Georgia" Lee, 57, daughter of Valentine A. and Barbara Ellen Hill Battrell, was born June 17, 1891 at Ripley. During her career as a school teacher in West Virginia schools she met and married Maurice Clyde Lee, also a well known educator, who preceded her in death March 18, 1937, at home in Harriettsville, Ohio. To this union were born nine children, all of whom are living; Maurice C. of Wabash, Indiana, Raymond B. of Toledo, Ohio, Robert E. of Marietta, Ohio, William E. of Logan, Donald H., Nancy Ellen Lee Shumaker, Franklin D., and R. Kenneth Lee, all of Omar, WV and George B. Lee of Logan. She died July 28, 1948. In addition to the above children, she is survived by two brothers, O. F. Battrell of Dwight,Illinois, and Harvey R. Battrell of Port Clinton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, James Michael, Robert Brown and William Eugene, son of Robert E. of Marietta, Ohio; Charles Eugene Shumaker Jr., son of Nancy Ellen of Omar; David George, son of Donald H. of Omar; and Betty Ann and Billie Lou, daughters of William E. Lee of Logan. (Friday, 13 Aug 1948)

Kay, Clyde Monroe

        Funeral services for Clyde Monroe Kay, 37, were held from the Otterbein Church at Evans Friday afternoon and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Kay, a farmer of near Evans, died unexpectedly at Parkersburg last Wednesday of what is believed to have been a heart attack. He was an employee of the State Road Commission and had gone to Parkersburg Wednesday morning after a truck and was said to have sitting in a chair in a garage there when suddenly fell to the floor. He was a son of John and Cassie Thomas Kay. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edna Mae Morris Kay; two children, Luther and Ronda Kay, both at home, and two brothers, Everett and Leo Kay, both of Ripley. (Friday, 13 Aug 1948)

Sayre, Laban

        Funeral services for Pvt. Laban Sayre were held at the Big Spruce Church near Evans on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. The body of Pvt. Sayre, who was killed in action in Italy on Sept. 19, 1943, arrived at the Vail Funeral Home here last week. He was born at Evans on March 23, 1913, a son of Otho and Susie Hill Sayre. He entered the Army early in the war and served with the 82nd Airborne Division. In addition to the parents he is survived by two brothers and three sisters. (Friday, 13 Aug 1948)

Garnes, James Anderson

        A heart condition proved fatal Friday night to Dr. James Anderson Garnes, a native of Kenna, at his home in Charleston. He was believed to be the oldest practicing dentist in the state and at the time of his death was 82 years of age. He had been practicing dentistry in the state for more than 55 years. He was born in Jackson County, July 12, 1866, the son of the late Franklin and Amanda Garnes. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Catherine Rollins Garnes; a son, Clarence of Chillicothe, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. R. E. Rader of Dunbar, Mrs. R. D. Myers of Midland, Texas, Mrs. S. R. Raves of Azusa, California and Mrs. G. F. Wilkinson of Charleston; a sister, Mrs. Una Bush of Ohio, 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 13 Aug 1948)

Raines, George Washington

        Funeral services were held at the Harmony Baptist Church Friday afternoon for George Washington Raines, 80 year old father of Dallas Raines of Kenna, who died at a Spencer hospital Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. C. E. Hutton was in charge and burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Raines, a prominent farmer of Gandeeville, was born in Roane County, the son of the late Joseph M. Raines and Mrs. Lydia Harper Raines, and was married to Miss Annie Hopkins. Surviving besides the widow are seven sons, J. B., S. H., H. B., and Curtis, all of Charleston; Dallas of Kenna; Clayton of West Richfield, Ohio, an W. R. Raines of Harmony; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Westfall of Harmony and Mrs. Elsie Westfall of Ravenswood; a brother, D. H. Raines of Ravenswood; three sisters, Mrs. Rachel Cox of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Pt. Pleasant, Ohio and Mrs. Sarah Jones of Ravenswood. (Friday, 13 Aug 1948)

Boso, Burhl

        Military rites for Pvt. Burhl Boso, 28, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Boso of Murraysville, were held in Parkersburg yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon and the burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery there. Pvt. Boso was killed in action in Italy on May 28, 1944. The husband of Mrs. Nellie Mae Boso, he entered the service Sept. 3, 1943 and served in the 141st Infantry Regiment of the 36th Division, 5th Army. He was sent overseas Feb. 21, 1944. He fought in North Africa and was killed in action in Italy. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Pvt. Boso was born at Murraysville, the son of George and Violetta Boso. He is survived by his parents, his wife, six sisters, Mrs. Iris Wayne, Mrs. Jennie Mills, Mrs. Nora Medley, Mrs. Lizzie Carder, Mrs. Delta Whealdon, and Mrs. Rosie Luce; and five brothers, George, Elmer, Theodore, Melvin and Kinsman Boso. Another brother, Charles Boso, was also killed in Italy Feb. 6, 1944 and another brother and sister preceded him in death. (Friday, 20 Aug 1948)

Stover Mary Lucy Casto

        Mrs. Mary Lucy Casto Stover, 46, died unexpectedly, at her home a mile below Ripley on Rt. 33 Friday evening. She complained of a pain in her chest and got up to walk across the room and fell dead. Funeral services were held at the Otterbein Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Holly Stover; her father, Vinton Casto of Evans; eight daughters, Mrs. Hazel Baker of Evans, Mrs. Isabel Raines of Ohio, Thelma, Mary Louise, Agnes, Betty Faye, Ruth and Christine/Carolyn Stover, all at home; two sons, Edgar Junior and Russell Stover, both of Ripley; one sister, Gail Casto of Dayton, Ohio, and two brothers, Holly M. Casto of Ripley and Claude P. "Clodie" Casto of Pittsburgh and five grandchildren. (Friday, 20 Aug 1948)

        Mary Lucy Casto Stover daughter of Vinton and Rhoda Jane French Casto, was born at Rockcastle Oct. 4, 1901, died August 13, 1948 at her home near Ripley. In 1920 she was united in marriage to Holly P. Stover. (Friday, 27 Aug 1948)

Johnson, Charles Joseph

        The body of Pvt. Charles Joseph Johnson will arrive at the Vail Funeral Home in Ripley this afternoon, and arrangements have already been made for the funeral service to be held at the Baptist Temple Sunday afternoon. He was a son of Mrs. George W. Johnson of Ripley and the late Mr. Johnson. He was wounded in action while serving with the Army at Umbruck, France on March 9, 1945, and died two days later in an Army hospital at Alsace, France, as the results of chemical burns. Survivors in addition to the mother include three sisters, Mrs. John (Margaret) Karr and Mrs. Lonnie (Betty) Anderson, both of Clendenin, Mrs. Charles Tolley of Ripley, and a brother, George W. Johnson Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, and numerous other relatives in Ripley and vicinity. He was a private first class and was born at Ripley on May 4, 1923, he attended Ripley public schools and for three years to his induction into the Army he was employed by Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Corp. in Baltimore, Maryland. (Friday, 20 Aug 1948)

Clendenin, James F.

        Funeral services for James F. Clendenin, 88 year old retired farmer of Liberty, who died at his home on Friday, were held Monday with Rev. Harold Jividen officiating and burial was in the family cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mollie Clendenin; two sons, H. E. Clendenin of Robertsburg and Lester Clendenin of Dunbar; five daughters, Mrs. Emma Conwall of Tipton, Iowa, Mrs. Verdie Cottrill of Madison, Mrs. Ocie Parsons of Dunbar,Mrs. Dorothy Buckalew of Dunbar and Mrs. Electa Stark of Walnut Valley Acres, and a brother W A. Clendenin of Kenna. (Friday, 20 Aug 1948)

Patterson, Annie E. Noble

        Funeral services for Mrs. Annie E. Patterson, 85, of Cottageville, were held from the Fairview Church Thursday with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Patterson, the widow of the late L. B. Patterson, was born at Washington, Pa. on July 23, 1863, a daughter of William and Emma Noble. On Feb. 24, 1881 she married Mr. Patterson, who preceded her in death. She was a widely known resident of Cottageville. Survivors include the following children, Alva Patterson of Navarre, Ohio, Mrs. Laura Lowe of Belpre, Mrs. Bertha Durst of Cottageville, Mrs. Lula Click of Parkersburg, Delva Patterson Cottageville and Nina Gilpin of Wellsville, Ohio, and a brother, Dr. L. T. Noble of Boston, Mass. and a sister, Mrs. Rena Stanley of Taylortown, Pa. In addition there are 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 20 Aug 1948)

McCollum, Hobart Edgar

        [27 Jan 1914 - 1 March 1945]         Funeral services for Pvt. Hobart Edgar McCollum were held from the Loan Oak Church at Rockcastle Sunday afternoon with the Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and the burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The body arrived at the Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley on Friday. Pvt. McCollum was born at Leon on Jan. 27, 1914 and was killed in action in Luxembourg. Survivors include the widow, Neva D. Kay McCollum the daughter of Earl and Bertha Blankenship Kay; three children, Deloris Jean, Doris June and Hobart; his parents, Wade Alva and Melissa Jane Barnett McCollum; six sisters, Mrs. Ersie Marie Stewart of Akron, Mrs. Juanita Casto of Ripley, Mrs. Maybelle Barnett of Rockcastle, Mrs. Phyllis Virginia Spaulding of Madison, Maine, Clara Ann and Odel Fay, at home; two brothers, Homer of Wheeling and Alva of Charleston. Two brothers are deceased. (Friday, 27 Aug 1948)

Morehead, Ernest Jerome

        More than 36 hours after a car hit another motor vehicle and then mysteriously vanished on Ohio State Route #7 near Belpre, two men were found dead in the smashed car hidden in the dense foliage along the Ohio River Monday afternoon. One of the men was Ernest Jerome Morehead, of Parkersburg, a native of Wiseburg, Jackson County, who for many years was a teacher in Jackson County schools and whose father, John W. Morehead operated a hotel in Ripley for a number of years. Authorities said that the smashed auto could not be observed from the highway and that a search had failed to locate it which caused officers to believe that it had left the scene. A construction worker discovered the car and the bodies Monday afternoon. The other man killed in the crash was Charles Clifton Fought, a native of Wirt County, who was also a resident of Parkersburg. The men had been working in New Brighton, Pa. and were on their way to Parkersburg to spend the weekend with their families. Morehead was born at Wiseburg on Nov. 26, 1889, a son of John T. and Mary E. Morehead, both deceased. He married Miss Goldie Board of Ripley, who survives as does two brothers, J. W. Morehead of Vienna and W. E. Morehead of Waterford, Ohio. (Friday, 27 Aug 1948)

Staats, Hazel Alvania

        Funeral services for Miss Hazel Alvania Staats, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orland Staats of Sandyville, were held from the Independence Church last Thursday afternoon with burial in the church cemetery. The child died on Tuesday just one day short of her ninth birthday. Survivors include the parents, a sister, Opal, and four brothers, Glenn, Jimmie, Buddy and John, all at home. (Friday, 27 Aug 1948)

Campbell, Guy

        Funeral services for Guy Campbell, 78, who died at his Copper Fork home on the previous Monday, were held at the Independence Church Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. A. C. Riffe in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Rebecca Campbell and two daughters, Gertrude and Evelyn, both at home. (Friday, 27 Aug 1948)

Herdman, Abijah Turner

        [11 May 1861 - 28 Aug 1948]
        Funeral services for Abijah Turner Herdman, 87 years, 3 months and 17 days of age, Cottageville man who died at his home there Saturday afternoon following an illness of several years, were held from the Creston EUB Church Monday with the Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Herdman was a native of Jackson County and was born two years before West Virginia became a state. He was the son of Peter and Nancy Flowers Herdman. In 1883 he married Louise M. Roseberry. Surviving include four sons, Early H. Herdman of Cottageville [1889 - 5 March 1958], Wallie W. Herdman of Evans [19 May 1897 - 2 Aug 1970 and buried in Longview Cemetery], Clint Herdman of Fairmont and Hubert of Cottageville [10 April 1904 - 8 Feb 1946]; and three daughters, Mrs. Murvin (Clara) Norris of Parkersburg, Alta Belle Herdman of Cottageville [1887 - 1969] and Mrs. Early (Maude) Noble of Fairmont. His wife, Louise M. Roseberry Herdman preceded him in death [1864 - 1944] and three children preceded him in death, two children while in infancy and Bill, three years later. (Friday, 3 Sept 1948)

Casto, Larry Allen

        Larry Allen Casto, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Castro, was born May 3, 1948 and died August 23, 1948 at the St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. Funeral services and interment were held at the Casto cemetery. Besides his father and mother he is survived by three sisters, Lorena, Delores and Carol, and two brothers, Charles and Jimmy, all at home, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Casto of Belgrove. (Friday, 3 Sept 1948)

Beatty, Virginia

        Funeral services for Virginia Beatty, 76, were held here from the Vail Funeral Home Friday afternoon with the Rev. W. W. Harvey of the Methodist church in charge and the burial was in the Otterbein Cemetery. Mrs. Beatty died at the Batten Rest Home in Ripley on Wednesday, where she had been a patient for some time. Two half-sisters, Ethel Crall and Stella Thacker, of Los Angeles, California are survivors. (Friday, 3 Sept 1948)

Rhodes, Dayton

        Funeral services for Dayton Rhodes, native of Gay and a prominent businessman of Spencer, were held Thursday at the Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer with the burial in a cemetery there. Mr. Rhodes died at a Charleston hospital on the previous Tuesday. (Friday, 3 Sept 1948)

Johnson, Alex Monroe

        Funeral services were held on Wednesday for Pfc. Alex Monroe Johnson and burial was in the Jordon Cemetery at Advent with Rev. Ova M. Hamon officiating. Pfc. Johnson was born July 20, 1925 and was killed on Luzon Island July 24, 1945. He entered service August 28, 1943. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Johnson and four brothers, Aubrey, Carl, Fred and Billy Johnson, all of Charleston and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Legg of Charleston, Mrs. Maxine Harper of Clendenin and Phyllis Johnson at home. (Friday, 3 Sept 1948)

Painter, Finney Bascom

        Funeral services were held at the Emma Chapel Church Thursday afternoon for Finney Bascom Painter, 74 year old farmer of Given and burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. Luther Casto officiating. Mr. Painter died at his Given home on Tuesday following an illness of about one year. Born in Jackson County, a son of the late Barney and Liza Painter, he spent his entire life in that area. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Painter and the following children, Mrs. Wavie Casto of Dunbar, Ivan Painter of Eleanor, Cloyd Painter of Charleston, Estel Painter, Lexie Painter, Mrs. Avalee Bonnett, Mrs. Omal French, Ray Painter, Mrs. Pauline Starcher, and Mrs. Pearl Casto, all of Given, Otho Painter of Red House and Mrs. Addie Starcher of Liberty. Also surviving are three brothers, four sisters, 51 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 10 Sept 1948)

Strausbaugh, Ernie Reynolds

        Mrs. Ernie Reynolds Strausbaugh, a sister of Mrs. J. C. Fisher and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Reynolds, who were residents of the Fairplain community for many years died at a Gallipolis hospital last Saturday morning following a brief illness. She was 69 years, 11 months and 1 day of age. The funeral and burial service was held at Bidwell, Ohio. (Friday, 10 Sept 1948)

        Strausbaugh, Ernie Loretta Reynolds, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Reynolds, was born Sept. 27, 1878 and departed this life August 28, 1948, age 69 years, 11 months and one day. On Sept. 14, 1911 she was united in marriage to Cornelius S. Winter and to this union two children were born, Vaught Winter of Columbus, Ohio and Ora Kintz of Bidwell, Ohio. Mr. Winter preceded her in death some 39 years ago. In 1917 she and her children moved to Ohio with her parents. In a few years she married Mr. (Lewis) Motz. He also preceded her in death. On Oct. 3, 1939 she was united in marriage to William Strausbaugh, who survives her. Also her two children; five grandchildren, Joan Winter, Naomi, Donna, Kathryn and Marcella Kintz; one brother and four sisters, James Reynolds, Minnie Robie and Dorcus Adams, all of Bidwell, Ohio, Mae Sharpe of Columbus and Allie Fisher of Sandyville. Also preceding her in death was her father, mother, three brothers and two sisters. The funeral services were conducted at Bidwell, Ohio by the Rev. Caldwell and the body laid to rest in the cemetery near the Mt. Olive Church. (Friday, 17 Sept 1948)

Wines, William L.

        Funeral services for William L. Wines, 68 year old farmer of the Windy community, were held from the Limestone Church Sunday afternoon and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Wines died on Friday at the home of a son, Roy O. Wines of Parkersburg. Mr. Wines is survived by his wife; three sons, Roy O. and Ray L. Wines, both of South Parkersburg, and Doyle W. Wines of Windy; three daughters, Mrs. Elva Shepard of South Parkersburg, Mrs. Helen Davis of Vienna and Mrs. Beulah Griffin of Windy; three brothers, Charles of Bartlett, Ohio, George of Wellsville, Ohio and Reese Wines of Chester, WV, and 19 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Glen L. Wines, who was killed in service on January 19, 1943 in Belgium. (Friday, 10 Sept 1948)

Young, James Robert

        Funeral services for James Robert Young, 85, of Ripley, were held from the Vail Funeral Home here Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Dutch Guthrie officiating and the body was taken to Mt. Zion Cemetery for burial. Mr. Young died at his home here on Tuesday evening following a long illness. He was born March 21, 1863 in Jackson County, died 31 August 1948, a son of James and Mary Waybright Young. Survivors include the following children, Grover of Kentucky, Charles of Iowa, Fleet of Ripley, Raymond of California, Carl of Charleston, John of Letart Falls, Ohio, Orla Yoke of Akron, Ohio, Addie Burnem of Letart Falls, Ohio, Flossie Young of Ripley and 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was united in marriage to Anna Fields Oct. 30, 1890 and to this union 13 children were born. His wife and four children preceded him in death. (Friday, 10 Sept 1948)

Sayre, Clarence

        Final rites were conducted Saturday afternoon from the Fairview Church for Clarence Sayre, 80, who formerly lived in the Fairplain community but who had been at Ripley for sometime and died in a Parkersburg hospital on Thursday. The Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiated. Mr. Sayre leaves his widow, Mrs. Clara Sayre; a sister, Mrs. Mary Trissler of Parkersburg, and several nieces and nephews, including E. H. Knapp and Mrs. Louise Hood of Ripley. (Friday, 17 Sept 1948)

Swain, Hezekiah

        Hezekiah Swain, 81, a lifelong resident of Jackson County, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elsie Smith of Ravenswood. He had been in failing health for several months and death was expected. Mr. Swain had been a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church near Belleville for the past 50 years and it was there that funeral and burial services were held on Tuesday. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mollie Swain; a son, A. C. Swain of Parkersburg, two daughters, Mrs. C. A. Smith of Ravenswood and Mrs. H. M. Boso of Belleville, and a brother, J. P. Swain of Silverton, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (Friday, 17 Sept 1948)

Stone, McKinley H.

        Funeral services for McKinley H. Stone were held at the Carrol Weir Funeral Home Tuesday August 31 and burial was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Stone died of a heat stroke. He is survived by two sons and five daughters, John C. and Harry C., both of Columbus, Mrs. Ruby Carlson of Alemeda, Colorado, Mrs. Josephine Rivers, Mrs. Ivy Taffe, Mars. Dorothy Tiddie and Miss Doris Stone, all of Columbus. Also three brothers and five sisters, John, Sam and Baker Stone, all of Leon, Mrs. Iva Stewart of Akron, Mrs. Lona Miller of Columbus, Mrs. Eliza Balch and Mrs. May Smith of Leon, and Mrs. Dora Kapp of Pt. Pleasant and six grandchildren. (Friday, 17 Sept 1948)

Sheppard, Camden D.

        Camden D. Sheppard, 72 year old Ravenswood man committed suicide at his home there last Friday afternoon and his body was found in the garage, dead of carbon monoxide poisoning. Officials said that an investigation disclosed that he had driven his car into the garage and locked the doors and left the motor running and had laid down on the floor near the exhaust pipe. He had attempted to take his life last August 6 by slashing his throat and his wrist and swallowing poison but at that time he was rushed to a Parkersburg hospital and his life was saved. A few hours before he had made the first attempt on his life he had been arrested on a warrant which charge him with an attempt to criminally assault a nine year old Ravenswood girl, and was held for action of the grand jury at the coming term of the Circuit Court. He had posted bond at the time for his appearance to answer the grand jury charge if one should be presented. The funeral service was held from his home in Ravenswood Monday afternoon with Rev. Robert Gillett officiating and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. The widow, Mrs. Anna Stallings Sheppard; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Anderson of Alexandria, Ohio and Mrs. Elva Nichol of Dallas, Texas, and four grandchildren are among the survivors. (Friday, 17 Sept 1948)

Blankenship, James Oren

        James Oren Blankenship, former resident of Rockcastle, died at his home on Rt. 2, Sandusky, Ohio, Sept. 11 of internal hemmorhage. His death came unexpectedly. The deceased was the son of S. R. and Ella Blankenship and was born at Rockcastle Feb. 27, 1910, being 38 years, 6 months and 13 days of age at the time of his death. His father is deceased. His mother and the following brothers and sisters survive: Howard R. of Mansfield, Ohio, William L. of Columbus, Ohio, Rufus and Mrs. Stachia Plott, both of Upper Sandusky,Ohio, and Mrs. Mae Baker, of Rt. 2 Sandusky, Ohio. Mr. Blankenship was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy with more than two years overseas duty. He was still a member of the Naval Reserve. He was formerly employed by the Chesapeake Ohio Railroad for 19 years and at the time of his death he was employed at the Union Chain Company at Sandusky. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15, in Upper Sandusky and burial was made in the Old Mission Cemetery there. (Friday, 24 Sept 1948)

Cossin, Cornelia Agnes Rider

        Funeral services for Cornelia Agnes Rider Cossin, 90, will be held at the Creston Church this (Wednesday) afternoon with the Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Cossin died at her home at Leon on Monday evening after being in failing health for some time. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Roy Russell (Bertha) Buckalew of Leon and Mrs. Fronus (Lettie) Thornton of Columbus; a brother, Julius Rider of Green Sulphur Springs, and a sister, Mrs. Della Stone of Twin Falls, Idaho, 14 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons and one daughter, and her husband, Elisha Cossin in 1922. (Friday, 24 Sept 1948)

        Cornelia Rider Cossin King daughter of the late Hezekiah and Martha Colter Rider, was born Nov. 29, 1857, departed this life Sept. 20, 1948 at the age of 90 years, 10 months and 19 days. She was united in marriage to Elisha Cossin on April 16, 1873. To this union eight children were born, six of them preceding her in death, Levi in 1913, Bertha in 1914, George Walter in 1916, Harold Hobart in 1927, and two in infancy, Her husband died August 5, 1922, two years later she united in marriage to F. M. King, who passed away Feb. 3, 1926. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Langford, Infant

        The infant child of Walter B. and Juanita Rhodes Langford died at a Charleston hospital on Thursday. The funeral services were held Friday with Rev. Roy W. Fisher in charge and burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Ripley. In addition to the parents other survivors include the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Rhodes of Ripley, the great-grandparents, Mrs. Lora Conley and Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Rhodes and Bobby Rhodes, all of Ripley. (Friday, 24 Sept 1948)

Hartley, Ernest W.

        Funeral services for Ernest W. Hartley, 58, were held Tuesday at Belleville, Michigan. He died Sunday August 22 following an extended illness. A brother of E. F. Hartley of Greenfield, Ohio, he was born April 21, 1890 in Jackson County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Hartley. Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Mrs. William Ramsey of Belleville, his mother, three brothers, E. F. Hartley of this city, H. M. Hartley of Huntington, L. G. Hartley and Mrs. Minnie Bailey, both of Akron and three grandchildren. Mr. Hartley lived at Murraysville, Jackson County until eight years ago. This obituary first appeared in the Greenfield Times, Greenfield, Ohio newspaper. (Friday, 24 Sept 1948)

Sinnett, Charles Edward

        Charles Edward Sinnett, son of Carl E. and Violet A. Sinnett was born Dec. 28, 1944. He leaves to mourn his loss his parents, a sister and brother and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Sinnett and one grandmother, Mrs. Dora Smith. (Friday, 24 Sept 1948)

Casto, Brenda Lou

        Brenda Lou Casto, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oman Casto of Ravenswood, was born June 27, 1948 and died at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg Sept. 1, 1948, age two months and five days. She leaves to mourn their loss her parents and the following brothers and sisters, Jack, Donald, Dean, Jonnie, Roger, Mary McKown, Leona, Joan, Betty, Patty, Dorothy and Barbara Sue; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Benson of Ravenswood and Mr. and Mrs. John Casto of Ripley. (Friday, 24 Sept 1948)

Stewart, Ephriam

        Funeral services for Ephriam Stewart, 82 year old retired farmer of Ripley, were held from the Vail Funeral home here Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Vairl Winter of the Elizabeth Baptist Church officiating and burial was in the Shinn Cemetery at Fairplain. Mr. Stewart died at his home near Ripley on Sunday afternoon following an illness of more than five years duration. He was born in Mason County on April 27, 1866, a son of Elisha and Martha Casto Stewart. He had lived in Jackson County for many years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cora Casto Stewart, a daughter, Mrs. Freddie Hyre of Ripley, three brothers, Mason Stewart of Leon, Carter Stewart of Columbus, Ohio and Holly Stewart of Dunbar, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Boggess, Mona Blondena Grady

        Funeral services for Mrs. Mona Blondena Boggess, 32, wife of Clyde A. Boggess of Sandyville, were held from the Independence Church Saturday afternoon and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Boggess died at her Sandyville home on Thursday evening following an illness of about one year's duration. She was the daughter of the late Dennis Grady, and Mrs. Oma Grady of Sandyville. Surviving in addition to the husband and her mother are the following children, Ruby, Edith, Helen, Reva, William, George and Paul Boggess, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Freda Foglesong of Ripley and a brother, Russell Grady of Marietta, Ohio. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Wandling, William S.

        The strain of the homecoming celebration in Putnam County on Sunday was apparently too much for a 74 year old farmer, William S. Wandling, of Red House, who died of a heart attack while testifying at a special service at the Shiloh Baptist Church. Mr. Wandling was a native of Jackson County and for many years lived in the Given and Kenna communities before moving to Red House. The funeral service will be conducted this (Wednesday) morning at the Emma Chapel Church and interment will follow in the church cemetery. Surviving Mr. Wandling are his wife, Elva; four sons, Forrest Wandling of Arbuckle, Basil Wandling of Kenna, Delbert and Wilbur Wandling both of Akron, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Williams of Kenna, Mrs. Myrel Baum and Mrs. Violet Maser, both of Akron, and Mrs. Hanna Vanoy of Charleston; a sister, Mrs. Matilda Frederick of Pomeroy, Ohio, and three brothers, Sandford Wandling of St. Albans, Francis Wandling of Nitro, and Homer Wandling of Given. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Keller, John R.

        Funeral rites for John R. Keller, long a prominent citizen and businessman of Ravenswood, were held from the First Christian Church in Ravenswood Sunday afternoon and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mr. Keller who had been in failing health for some time, died at his Ravenswood home early Thursday morning. He was a native born Jackson countian and for many years had been engaged in the insurance and real estate business there. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ella Keller and four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Wilson, Mrs. Mary Batten, Mrs. Ruth Jones and Mrs. Helen James. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Hatcher, Roma Cleo

        Roma Cleo Hatcher, 37, of Belgrove, was dead on arrival at a Charleston hospital shortly after seven o'clock Saturday evening from injuries received when his car went over an embankment into a hollow at Whittington Hill near Sissonville. State Police said they believed that Hatcher had been killed instantly and that indications were that he had been crowded off the highway by another vehicle. No other person was injured in the accident. Mr. Hatcher was employed by the Hugh Stewart Motor Company in Charleston. Survivors include his widow; a son, Roma Charles Hatcher; a brother, William E. Hatcher of Charleston, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hatcher of Belgrove; four sisters, Mrs. Esta Crihfield and Mrs. Dessie Casto of Belgrove, Mrs. Edna Gordon of St. Albans and Mrs. Gay Parsons of Morgantown. The funeral service was held at the Goshen Church at Kentuck on Monday afternoon with Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Skeen, Samuel Dennis

        Samuel Dennis Skeen, 68, died in Charleston Monday afternoon following a several month's illness from heart disease. Funeral arrangements have not been completed yesterday pending the arrival of the children, but will be held at the Goshen Church at Kentuck sometime Thursday morning. Survivors include three sons, Ray Skeen of Charleston, Ronald Skeen of Berkeley, California, and Ralph Skeen of Hardford, Connecticut, a daughter, Mrs. Harold Hewitt of Detroit, Michigan, three brothers, Omer Skeen of Charleston, W. D. Skeen of Kentuck and Lester Skeen of Ripley, and a sister, Mrs. Flora Simmons of Charleston. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Ray, Okey J.

        Funeral services for Okey J Ray, 73, of Belgrove, were held yesterday afternoon at the Fairview Church and burial was in the Ferrell Cemetery. Mr. Ray died in a Spencer hospital Sunday. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Ray; four sons, Bennie of Kentuck, Brady, Roy and Rossie, all of Belgrove, three daughters, Mrs. Masie Parsons of Vicars, Mrs. Jennie Skeen of Kentuck and Mrs. Stella Raines of Charleston, and a sister, Mrs. Laura Maxwell of Walton. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Boggess, William Haze

        William Haze Boggess, 72, died at his Sissonville home on Friday following a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gizalda Boggess; a son, Clifford, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Rushie Haynes of Charleston RFD 5; two brothers, George and Floyd of Sissonville, a half-brother, Emmett Boggess of Sissonville; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Armstrong of Charleston, Mrs. Alva Reed and Mrs. Alice Carney, both of Dunbar. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Casto, Emma Tidd

        Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Chambers Funeral Home for Mrs. Emma Tidd Casto, 71 years old, who died Saturday at her home in Ravenswood. Services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. R. T. Gettys of Mansfield, Ohio, former pastor of the local Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Casto was the daughter of the late Samuel and Rebecca Tidd. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Pearl Phalin of Longbottom, Ohio. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Allen, Harry Delmar

        Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 12 in the Chapel of the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood for Pvt. Harry Delmar Allen, son of Rollie and Inez Allen, of Ravenswood Rt. 2. Rev. W. D. Winters was the officiating minister. Harry was born at Leroy on Oct. 23, 1924, was killed in action on Leyt Island, Oct. 26, 1944, aged 20 years and three days. Besides his parents he leaves one sister, Mrs. Lucy McVey of Palestine, his grandfather, Ben Allen of Leroy, his grandmother, Mrs. Lucy Ott Enoch of Ripley. The late Fidellas William Ott was his maternal grandfather. His home had been in Akron, Ohio since he was a small boy. He was employed by B. F. Goodrich Company at the time he was inducted into the Army on June 24, 1943. He serviced in the Pacific with Company M, 383rd Infantry Regiment of the 96th Division. (Friday. 1 Oct 1948)

Fisher, William Richmond

        William Richmond Fisher, better know to his friends as "Wilt", died at his home at Liberty, Putnam County, after a long illness. He was born March 13, 1874 and departed this life August 24, 1948. He is survived by his wife, Alice Virginia Fisher; six daughters, Esta Smalley and Margrette Fisher, at home, Mrs. Eathel Crites and Mrs. J. N. Jeffries, of Charleston, Mrs. Warren Jeffries of Mammouth and Mrs. Roy Bennett of Liberty; two sons, Gallie Fisher of Liberty and William Fisher of Charleston. Two infant sons preceded him in death. Also surviving are three brothers, Ell Fisher of Liberty, Rude Fisher of Charleston and Robert Fisher of Louisiana, and one sister, Mrs. W. S. King of Chesapeake, WV, and nine grandchildren. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Smith, Gaylord O.

        Pfc. Gaylord O. Smith, son of Henry M. and Mersylla H. Smith, was born August 18, 1916, departed this life Nov. 16, 1944, aged 28 years, 2 months and 28 days. He was united in marriage to Myrtle Nuzum on Oct. 4, 1941. He entered the service Dec. 7, 1943 and arrived overseas in France Sept. 7, 1944. He was assigned to Company F., 2nd Battalion, 328th Infantry. He made the supreme sacrifice Nov. 16, 1944 in the battle for Metz, France. He is survived by his wife, father, mother, one sister, Garnett Walter, and two nephews, Ronald and Jimmy Walter. Memorial services were conducted at the Fairview Methodist Church Saturday and he was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. (Friday, 1 Oct 1948)

Lane, Manley Louis

        Funeral services Manley Louis Lane, 67, who died in the ...... hospital, were held from the Flatwoods Church on Thursday with Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. The deceased was the son of ...... and ...... Patterson Lane. He leaves his wife, Daisy; two sons, Harry and Russell and two daughters, Mrs. Jack Lewis and Mrs. Paul Lyle, all of Aliquippa, Pa., as well as a brother, Sam, of Ripley, and a sister, Mrs. V. A. Snodgrass of Charleston, and six grandchildren. (Friday, 8 Oct 1948)

Hutton, Dewey Delmer

        Dewey Delmer Hutton, former resident of Ripley was killed Wednesday night in an automobile accident at Hugheston and was the first of two highway fatalities at Hugheston. Mr. Hutton, who was 34 years old, was a son of O. F. Hutton and the late Mrs. Hutton, who for many years lived in the Mt. Olive community near Ripley, Until recently he had been employed in the natural gas fields of Jackson County. The funeral service was held last Friday in Charleston where he had lived for some time and the body was brought to the Fairplain Cemetery for burial. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Hutton; one son, Frankie Hutton; two children by a former marriage, Harold Dewey and Linda Catherine Hutton; his father, Frank Hutton of Vienna, and three brothers, Ernest Hutton of Vienna and Golden and Herschel Hutton, both of Charleston, his mother was killed in an automobile accident in South Parkersburg about a year ago. (Friday, 15 Oct 1948)

Weigand, Victor Smith

        Funeral services for Victor Smith Weigand were held from the Baden Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Robert Nelson officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Weigand, who was 42 years of age, died at his home on Sunday following an illness of several weeks. He was born at Letart at March 19, 1906, died 10 Oct 1948 near Leon, aged 42 years, 6 months and 21 days, a son of Oscar and Della Thornton Smith Weigand. On July 20, 1935 he married Ora Inez Click, who with two sons, Victor Lawrence and Carl Eldon survive. Other survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Weigand of Letart, and two sisters, Mrs. Leland (Mina) Smith of Charleston and Mrs. Orous (Durrell) Staats of Dunbar, and one sister, Maggie preceded him in death. (Friday, 15 Oct 1948)

Jones, Amanda

        Mrs. Amanda Jones died at her home near Sissonville Sept. 28, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Luke Jones, and four daughters, Mrs. Cleo Burdette, Mrs. Robert Pauley, Mrs. John Ingram and Mrs. Owen Painter, all of Sissonville. (Friday, 15 Oct 1948)

Kapp, Oscar

        Oscar Kapp was born March 11, 1876 at Evans, departed this life Oct. 11, 1948, at the age of 72 years and seven months. He was the son of the late George and Elizabeth Landfried Kapp. He was twice married, his first wife having been Mary Baker, who departed this life in 1906, and his second wife having been Malinda Livingston, who departed this life in 1919. He is survived by three sons, Edward Kapp and Elmer Kapp, both of Pt. Pleasant and Delbert Kapp of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs; Anna Donohue and Mrs. Dora Hughes, both of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Mabel Roush (?) of ........, Ohio, Mrs. Gladys Smith of Letart; also two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Cromley of Pt. Pleasant and Mrs. Emma Bennett of ...... and one half-sister, Mrs. Anna Riffie of Red House and two brothers, Fred Kapp of ...... and Will Kapp of Buffalo, four half-brothers, Ab Kapp of Poca, Julius Von Kapp of Pt. Pleasant, John Kapp of Evans and Charles Kapp of Pennsylvania and 22 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Julius Kapp and Ab Kapp and one daughter, Lillian May Kapp and two brothers, Isaac Kapp and George Kapp, who is presumed to be dead. Funeral services were conducted at the Creston Church Oct. 13, 1948 with Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and burial was in the Creston Cemetery. (Friday, 11 Oct 1948)

Casto, Infant

        Funeral services were held at Given on Friday afternoon for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Casto of Given who died in a Charleston hospital on Wednesday morning. Surviving in addition to the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Southall. (Friday, 22 Oct 1948)

Riggs, Francis

        Riggs, Francis (unreadable) [There is a death record for Francis Franklin Riggs, died 10/10/1948, Mason County, buried Independence Cemetery. Could be him] (Friday, 22 Oct 1948)

Trout, Lucy Ethel

        The death angel came to take from our midst Ethel Lucy Trout. She was born March 2, 1908 and departed this life Sept. 24, 1948 at the age of 40 years, 6 months and 22 days. She and George Trout were united in marriage and lived a happy life together. Besides her companion she leaves one son, Bobby. Also surviving is her mother, Mrs. Nancy McCauley and four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Thorn of Akron, Mrs. Irene Patterson of Ravenswood, Phyllis Williams of Parkersburg and Myrtle Ford of Crow's Summitt. (Friday, 22 Oct 1948)

Casto, Mattie A.

        Funeral services for Mattie A. Casto, 84 year old retired school teacher, will be held at the Goshen Church near Kentuck this (Wednesday) afternoon with the Rev. Vairl Winter of the Elizabeth Baptist Church in charge and burial will be in the church cemetery. Miss Casto died Monday morning at the home of Mrs. Laura Powers where she had made her home for some time. She had been ill for the past five months. Miss Casto taught 28 terms of school and was considered to be among the best of the county's teachers. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Georgia Skeen of Ripley and 21 nieces and 12 nephews. (Friday, 29 Oct 1948)

Boso, George N.

        George N. Boso, until three years ago a resident of the Belleville community in Jackson County, died in the St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg late last Wednesday evening. He was 71 years of age and had been ill for the past several weeks. The funeral service was held Friday at the Mt. Zion Church and burial was in the church cemetery. He was born in Wood County March 5, 1877. Two of his sons Charles and Buhrl Boso, were killed in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Violetta Boso; children, Mrs.C. A. Swain of Parkersburg, Mrs. C. W. Wells of New Cumberland, WV, George Boso of Charleston, Elmer and Roosevelt Boso, both of Parkersburg, Mrs. Nora Medley of Youngstown, Ohio, Melvin Boso of Washington, WV., Mrs. M. E. Carder of Washington, WV., Kenneth Boso of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. C. W. Whealdon of Belpre, Ohio and Mrs. T. A. Luce of Parkersburg, 33 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. In addition to the two sons killed during WWII he was also preceded in death by two other children, Leroy and Janey Boso. Also surviving are two brothers, James Boso of Charleston and Peter Boso of Martin's Ferry, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Sally Coff of Martin's Ferry and Mrs. Carrie Flesher of Letart. (Friday, 29 Oct 1948)

Harper, Infant

        The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Harper of Liberty was buried at the Kelly Cemetery at Liberty on Friday. The child died in a Charleston hospital on Thursday. The parents, three sisters, Macel, Mary and Delphia, all at home, and a half-brother, Sherman Williams survive. (Friday, 29 Oct 1948)

Rice, William W.

        Burial rites for William W. Rice, who died in East Liverpool on Oct. 17, were held at the Otterbein Cemetery on the following Tuesday. The East Liverpool review carried the following announcement of the death:
        William W. Rice, retired Pennsylvania railroad company employee, died early Sunday morning in City Hospital where he was a patient for two weeks. He was 85 years of age. Mr. Rice was born in Jackson County, WV and resided in Wellsville and East Liverpool for 50 years. He was retired by the railroad in 1932 while serving as store keeper in the Wellsville Shop after 30 years of service. Mr. Rice leaves his widow, Mrs. Rosa E. Tucker Rice; three daughters, Mrs. Merl Manning of Cleveland, Miss Birdie Rice and Miss Blanche Rice, at home; a son,Elmer Rice, also at home; a brother, George Rice of Cleveland, and 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 29 Oct 1948)

Sheppard, Samuel Lee

        Funeral services for Samuel Lee Sheppard, 80 year old farmer of Reedy and the father of Mrs. A. Clyde Wright of Ripley, were held from the Reedy Methodist Church Sunday afternoon and burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Mr. Sheppard died at his home on Friday. He was born in Roane County, the son of the late John and Martha Hall Sheppard. Surviving are one son, Hoyt Sheppard of Liverpool, and seven daughters, Mrs. Dan Martin of Liverpool, Mrs. Grant Coon of Reedy, Mrs. Garner Roberts of Ashland, Ky., Mrs. A. Clyde Wright of Ripley, Mrs. Ivan Bush of Reedy, and Miss Ruth Sheppard of Parkersburg. (Friday, 5 Nov 1948)

Paugh, Clarence Emerson

        Funeral services for Clarence Emerson Paugh, killed in action with the United States Army at St. Pierre, France on Sept. 16, 1944, while serving in the 115th Infantry of the 29th Infantry Division, will be held Sunday afternoon from the Mt. Zion Church with Rev. Ross Adams officiating and a military burial will be conducted by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The young man was inducted into the service at Fort Thomas, Ky. on Dec. 9, 1943 and was assigned to infantry service and went overseas in June 1944. He was born at Liverpool on Oct. 27, 1912. On Sept. 12, 1934 he married Virginia Milhoan, who survives with one daughter, Delores Geneal Paugh. Other survivors include two brothers, Herman H. Paugh, former Police Chief at Ripley, now of Canton, Ohio, and Orville J. Paugh of Pineville; two sisters, Mrs. Charles H. Kittle of Ripley and Mrs. Delbert E. Cooper of St. Albans; his father, Albert Paugh of Reedy and his mother, Mrs. Fannie Sayre, of Ripley. One infant son and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Murray and Gladys Ruth Paugh, preceded him in death. (Friday, 5 Nov 1948)

Peers, Mollie

        Mrs. Mollie Peers the mother of Mrs. Cecil L. Staats of Ripley, died at her home in Cave City, Ky. on Wednesday of last week after a several weeks' illness. She had been a lifelong resident of the city in which she died. Burial services were held at Cave City Friday afternoon. The deceased is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Staats of Ripley; four grandchildren, Mrs. Rex Ray of Pineville, Mrs. Ben Thomas of Charleston, Mrs. Carroll Rader of Ripley and Edwin Staats of Grundy, Virginia, and five great-grandchildren, Sarah Sue, Richard and Carolyn Rader and Eddie and Johnny Ray. (Friday, 12 Nov 1948)

Iman, James Carl

        The body of James Carl Iman, 40 year old farmer of Kentuck, who had been missing from his home since late the previous Tuesday evening, was found dead at the foot of 35 foot cliff about a half mile from his home Saturday morning by a searching party who had been combing the area for him since his disappearance. The body was brought to the Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley where it remained until Sunday when it was taken to the family cemetery (Joseph Kiser) where services were held with the Rev. C. E. Hutton in charge and interment was in the cemetery. The body was found by a searching party composed of Andy Kiser and Clifford and Hoyt Iman, who along with other neighbors had been searching the rough terrain. The body was found at the bottom of the cliff, and the man's skull was fractured, and investigating officers were of the opinion that his head had struck a rock. Col. C. C. Stewart of the State Police said that he found no evidence of foul play and that broken branches of bushes showed beyond all doubt that the man had fallen from the top of the cliff. He knew the section well and how he happened to walk off the steep cliff will never be known. Mr. Iman was preceded in death by his wife, and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah (Jeanette) Nettie Iman; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Siders of Advent and Mrs. Oma Boice of Sissonville and a brother, Otmer Iman of Charleston. (Friday, 12 Nov 1948)

Rhodes, Emmett M.

        Funeral services for Emmett M. Rhodes, 77 year old retired farmer of Ripley, who died here Sunday, were held Tuesday from the Harmony Baptist church in Roane County with the Rev. C. E. "Ed" Hutton officiating and the burial was in the Ferrell Cemetery. The deceased was born in Roane County, a son of the late Isaiah and Mandy Tolley Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes, who was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Jane Rhodes, is survived by nine daughters, Mrs. Virgie Nester of Amma, Mrs. Ocie Dudgeon of Ripley, Mrs. Delcie Ludwig of East Liverpool, Ohio, Mrs. Alice Geiogue of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Naomi Westfall of Ripley, Mrs. Maysel Droddy of Wellford, Mrs. Sarah Fields, Mrs. Alma Raines and Mrs. Cora Taylor, all of Harmony; three brothers, M. T. Rhodes of Clendenin, A. C. Rhodes of Vicars and Oscar Rhodes of Ryan; two sisters, Mrs. Will Thomas and Mrs. John W. Harper, both of Harmony, 19 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 12 Nov 1948)

Kennedy, Myrtle Z. Street

        Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Z. Kennedy, 69, of Liverpool, were held from the Little Creek Methodist Church Saturday with the Rev. J. F. Cunningham in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kennedy died on the previous Wednesday. She was born at Liverpool on March 28, 1879, a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Lewis Street. On Sept. 3, 1890 she married Curtis Doan. She was again married on July 28, 1832 to Charles Kennedy, who survives. In addition to the husband she is survived by the following children, Floyd Doan of Rayland, Ohio, William Doan of Steubenville, Ohio, Mrs. Herman Meier of Urichville, Ohio, Mrs. Clarence Mitchell of Ripley, Mrs. Arthur Viola of Port Washington, Ohio, and Mrs. John Majewski of Steubenville, Ohio; and the following brothers and sisters, Oliver Street of Elkview, John Street of Beaver Falls, Lewis Street of Chester, Mrs. Early Smoot of Chester, Mrs. Lillie Rice of East Liverpool. One son, Raymond Doan, preceded the mother in death on Dec. 26, 1935. (Friday, 12 Nov 1948)

Fox, John

        John Fox, 81 year old farmer of Evans, died at his home there Monday and the funeral service will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at the Creston Church with Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are the following children, Theodore of Akron, Ohio, Dencil and Everett, both of Evans, Jesse of Dunbar, Johnny and Mrs. Maggie Sayre, both of Evans; five brothers, Peter of Pennsylvania, Earl of Washington, Joe of Hinton, William of Talcott, and Ed of Huntington, 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 12 Nov 1948)

Blagg, Sheldon Neal

        Sheldon Neal Blagg, a native of Cottageville and one of the Air Force heros of the late war, died Sunday night in Canton, Ohio, death resulting from a recurrence of malaria fever which he first contracted during his service in the war. Blagg, who was 35 years of age at the time of his death was a tail gunner in a bomber which made an early raid on the oil fields of Roumania which at that time was controlled by Hitler's forces. His plane was shot down and forced to crash land in Turkey where he was interned until the war's end. He held the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Presidential Citation with two oak leaf clusters. He was born at Cottageville Sept. 9, 1913 and died in Canton, Ohio Nov. 14, 1948. The body is at the Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley where the services will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon with Rev. I. J. McCollum in charge and burial rites will be conducted at the Blaine Memorial Cemetery. Blagg was born at Cottageville on Sept. 9, 1913, a son of the late Rev. J. A. Blagg and Mrs. Arilla Blagg. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Basil Blagg of Ripley, John A. Blagg of Cottageville, and W. Curtis Blagg of Canton, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Pearl) Taylor of Pt. Pleasant. A nephew, Boyd K. Brown, is also numbered among the survivors. Two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd K. Brown and Mrs. Doris Decker, preceded him in death. (Friday, 19 Nov 1948)

Fleming, Mary Elizabeth Tibble

        Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Fleming, 86, of Liverpool, were held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist there with Rev. E. S. Warren officiating and burial was in the Liverpool Cemetery. Mrs. Fleming died on Tuesday evening at her home there after being in failing health for some time. She was born in Coolville, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Tibble. Her husband, Matthew Fleming preceded her in death. Survivors are five children, Elmer Fleming and Miss Stella Fleming, both of Reedy, Harold Fleming of Leroy, Mrs. Mary Fluharty of Liverpool and Mrs. Esther Grayson of Charleston. (Friday, 19 Nov 1948)

Woodard, Rosa Kay

        Funeral services were held at Parkersburg Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Rosa Woodard, 72, wife of O. A. Woodard, and the burial was in the cemetery at Rockland, Ohio. Mrs. Woodard died in a Parkersburg hospital on Tuesday. A native of Jackson County, later moving to Gallia County, Ohio, she had resided in Parkersburg for the past 18 years. Surviving in addition to her husband are a sister, Mrs. W. E. Tucker of Columbus, Ohio, two brothers, Jennings Kay of Evans and Holley Kay of Silverton, a foster son, Richard G. Sayre of Washington DC and several nieces and nephews. (Friday, 19 Nov 1948)

Nohe, Terrissa Rawson

        Terrissa Rawson Nohe was born Nov. 7, 1858 and departed this life Nov. 1, 1948, aged 94 years, 11 months and 24 days. She was united in marriage April 17, 1875 to John Henry Nohe and to this union were born six children, five of whom are still living, Terrissa Tennlin of Murraysville, Hannah Van Nostran of Alliance, Ohio, Belle Anthony of Parkersburg, and Marion Nohe and Donna Cullum of Sherman. A daughter, Victorial Clem preceded her in death in 1943. She was a lifelong member of the Willowdale Baptist Church. (Friday, 19 Nov 1948)

Rice, Joseph Alonzo

        Joseph Alonzo Rice, 82, retired employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and a former resident of Wheeling, passed away on Oct. 13, 1948 in the Methodist Home for Aged in Pittsburgh. He had been a resident of the home of only the past six weeks and his wife is also a resident of the home. Mr. Rice was born and raised in Jackson County, near Ripley, and was still well known in the vicinity. Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Floyd Rice of Pittsburgh, and a sister, Mrs. Allie Quick of Dayton, Ohio. The body was returned to Wheeling for funeral services conducted by the Rev. Garrett Evans of the Edgewood Park Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Stone Church Cemetery. (Friday, 26 Nov 1948)

Wilkinson, Orland J.

        The body of S/Sgt. Orland J.Wilkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Wilkinson of Sandyville arrived at the Vail Funeral Home Monday afternoon and plans are being made for the funeral services to be held at the Fairview Church next Sunday. He is a brother of Pfc. Elbert Wilkinson, whose body was brought home last November. S/Sgt. Wilkinson was killed in action of Feb. 16, 1945 at the age of 20 years, 8 months and 4 days. He inlisted in the Army Air Corps on August 14, 1943, received air gunnery training at Lorado, Texas and became a member of a bomber squadron which was sent to Italy. He was a waist gunner on a B-24 and was flying his 25th mission over enemy territory when the pane was returning to base and crashed in the mountains of eastern Italy killing all members of the crew. He had won two Distinguished Service Medals with four oak leaf clusters and was due for a promotion. Survivors include the parents and the following brothers and sisters, Raymond of Leroy, Charles of Minora, Delbert of Sandyville, Milford at home, Mrs. Velma Kittle and Mrs. Anna Nuzum, both of Leroy, Mrs. Macel Wright, Mrs. Correne Wright and Mrs. Erma Fleak , all of Parkersburg. (Friday, 26 Nov 1948)

Grady, Oma Esther Parsons

        Funeral services for Mrs. Oma Esther Grady, 72, who died at her home in the Joe's Run community on Thanksgiving day, were held here Sunday afternoon with Rev. Roy W. Fisher in charge and burial was in the Mt. Hope Church cemetery. Mrs. Grady was a daughter of the late Asberry and Nancy Hess Parsons and was born March 19, 1876 in Roane County and at the time of her death was 72 years, 8 months and 6 days of age, departed this life Nov. 25, 1948. She was the widow of the late Dennis Grady. Survivors include a son, Russell Grady of Marietta; a daughter, Mrs. Freda Foglesong of Ripley; a half-brother, Ray Merrical of Liverpool, and 13 grandchildren. Her husband, two sons and five daughters preceded her in death. (Friday, 3 Dec 1948)

Kay, Hollie Jr.

        Funeral services for Pvt. Hollie Kay Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollie Kay of Ravenswood, were held from the EUB Church in Ripley Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiating and burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. He was born June 12, 1924 and entered the service April 1, 1943 and eventually joined the forces of General Mark Clark in Italy where he was killed on Jan. 16, 1944. Surviving are the parents; one brother, Monroe Kay of Parkersburg; and three sisters, Mrs. Olive Parsons of Ravenswood, Mrs. Adelaide Duff of Charleston and Mrs. Virginia Brooks of Westerville, Ohio. (Friday, 3 Dec 1948)

Fisher, J. Corbett

        Rev. J. Corbett Fisher, 54, a widely known merchant and minister in this and surrounding counties, died on Thanksgiving day following a long illness. Born at Kenna, Rev. Fisher was active in religious and charitable activities for several years and was one of the founders of the Leonard and Hanna Fisher Memorial Church at Dudeon's Fork near Kenna. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie S. Fisher; three sons, Lynden S. of Charleston, Dr. Loren L. Fisher of Bluefield and Galpha at home; one daughter, Mrs. Wilma Pence of Morgantown; two grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Fisher, and one sister, Mrs. Sadie Adkins of Charleston. (Friday, 3 Dec 1948)

Davis, Harry Warren

        The body of Pvt. Harry Warren Davis is scheduled to arrive at Ravenswood today, ending the long journey from Italy, and it was announced that the funeral service would be held from the Walton Memorial Church in Ravenswood on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. W. D. Winters in charge and that burial would be in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Pvt. Davis was a son of Mrs. Velma Cowdary of Ravenswood and was born on Oct. 17, 1923. He inlisted in the US Army early in the war and was with the forces which landed in Italy where he lost his life on Oct. 14, 1944. (Friday, 3 Dec 1948)

Herdman, Dencil C.

        Funeral rites for Sgt. Dencil C. Herdman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallie Herdman of Evans, will be held at the Longview Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. I. J. McCollum and the burial will be in the church cemetery. Sgt. Herdman, who inlisted on April 1, 1943 and served with the Fifth US Army, was killed at Bologna, Italy on Oct. 18, 1944. The parents and the following brothers and sisters survive: Clarence and Troy of Columbus, Robert of Evans, Mrs. Gladys Eblin and Mrs. Wilda Bowles, both of Columbus, and Alma Belle and Betty Lou Herdman, at home. (Friday, 3 Dec 1948)

Riffle, Andrew Anthony

        Andrew Anthony Riffle, 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Riffle of Leon Rt. 1, took his life by firing a .22 caliber bullet through his heart Monday evening just a few minutes after he had walked from the house out to the barn. He was born June 12, 1928, departed this life Nov. 29, 1948. He leaves to mourn their loss, his father, Harry Riffle of Mt. Alton, his mother, Reatha Riffle of Fostoria, Ohio. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nooman Riffle and five uncles, James, Earl, Howard, Lewis and Ed Riffle, one aunt, Mrs. Mary Jordan, and his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horton Howell with whom he had made his home since age 5 years. The funeral service will be held at the Presbyterian Church on Baden Ridge on Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Mr. Fife officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery. The parents and a sister, Mrs. Clara Ray, of Clay County, are among the survivors. (Friday, 3 Dec 1948)

Kuhn, Cora Fisher Burdette

        Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Fisher Burdette Kuhn, were held yesterday from the residence near Sissonville with the Rev. Hobson Fisher officiating and the burial was in the Fisher family cemetery. Mrs. Kuhn died on Sunday at the age of 60 years. Surviving are her husband, Fred W. Kuhn, three sons, Cleo and Fred of Sissonville and Siegle of Charleston; four daughters, Mrs. Mabel Comer and Mrs. Marie Porter of Sissonville, Mrs. Delmar Skaggs and Miss Ethel Burdette of Charleston; four sisters, Icy Hammack of Mt. Alto, Mrs. Clara Hammack of Romance, Mrs. Dora Corbin and Mrs. Nellie Slater of Kenna; two brothers, Edward Fisher of Dunbar and Leonard Fisher of Ripley, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (Friday, 3 Dec 1948)

Shinn, Mrs. Woodrow

        Mrs. Woodrow Shinn died at the City Hospital in Marion, Ohio, last Thursday night without even regaining consciousness after being critical injured in a automobile-train crash in that city on the previous Sunday evening. Woodrow Shinn is the son of Hosea J. and Nancy Catherine Sayre Shinn of Cow Run. (Friday, 10 Dec 1948)

Miller, Roland

        Roland Miller, 48 year old farmer of Kenna, died at his home there last Saturday. The funeral services was held at the Rock Springs Church Monday and burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. R. M. Stockton of Boomer and Mrs. G. E. Keeney of Roanoke, Virginia. (Friday, 10 Dec 1948)

Steinbeck, Perry G.

        Perry G. Steinbeck, farmer and livestock man of Reedy, and the father of Mrs. Vallard Buck of Ripley, died at his home there last week. Funeral and burial services were held at the Mt. Zion Church. (Friday, 10 Dec 1948)

Boyer, Benjamin Harrison

        Benjamin Harrison Boyer, 41, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, died unexpectedly on Nov. 25, 1948 at the Royal Plant of the Robinson Clay Products Company, where he was employed as a kiln drawer, due to a heart attack. He was born July 30, 1907 at Cottageville, a son of the late Solomon and Eliza Donohew Boyer. Survivors are his wife, Ina Swinderman Boyer and two children, John and Carol Sue, at home; three brothers, Otho of Mason City, Elmer of Cottageville, and Thomas of near Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Roy ……. and Mrs. Dana Rowan of Midvale, Ohio, and Mrs. Delrose Carroll of Francitas, Texas. Two brothers are deceased. The funeral services were held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Roy Rowan in Midvale, on Nov. 29, and burial was in the East Avenue Cemetery in New Philadelphia, Ohio. (Friday, 10 Dec 1948)

Casto, Ida Blanche Johnson

        Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Blanche Casto, 72, widow of the late Jasper Casto, were held from the Moss Chapel Church near Rockcastle last Friday afternoon with Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Casto died at her home last Wednesday morning following an illness of three months. Surviving are the following children, Early Casto of Given, Howard Casto of Rockcastle, Kenneth Casto of Bluefield, and Mary F. Kessel of Given; two brothers, John Johnson of Nat and James Johnson of Dunbar; six sisters, Mrs. Ella Hill of Kenna, Mrs. Josie Casto of Charleston, Mrs. Molly Davis of Robertsburg, Mrs. Roxie Barnett of Elton, Colorado, Mrs. Anna Jones of Given, and Mrs. Maggie Smith, also of Given, and 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. (Friday, 10 Dec 1948)

Casto, Elias S.

        Funeral services for Elias S. Casto, 89 year old resident of Ripley, who died at his home Saturday, Dec. 11, were held from the Vail Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and the body was taken to the King Cemetery for burial. Mr. Casto had been seriously ill for some time and death had been expected. He was a son of Charles and Martha Bonnett Casto and was born at Staats Mills on Oct. 18, 1859. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Alice Ross Casto whom he married in 1936, and the following children by his first marriage; Oshel Casto of South Charleston, Ben Casto of Logan, Mrs. M. G. Lane and Mrs. Charles B. Yates, both of Ripley, and Mrs. Charles Lehman of Logan, Ohio and 23 grandchildren. (Friday, 17 Dec 1948)

Casto, Jennings

        Funeral services will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at the Vail Funeral Home for Pvt. Jennings Casto, with Rev. Vairl Winters of the Elizabeth Baptist Church in charge and the body will be taken to the Casto Cemetery on Mt. Olive Ridge for burial. Pvt. Casto, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Casto of Ripley, entered the service on April 2, 1943, went overseas May 2, 1944 and was killed in action in Luxembourg on Oct. 3, 1944. He was 22 years of age at the time. Survivors, in addition to the parents, include his wife, the former Audra Mae Dillon; one daughter Beatrice Marie Casto; four brothers, Oman of Ravenswood, Johnny of Ripley, Howard of Ripley, Robert of Ripley, and a sister, Mrs. Bernice Asta of White Plains, New York. (Friday, 17 Dec 1948)

Legue, Oshel Early

        Oshel Early Legue, 46, of Evans, died at his home there Sunday and the funeral service was held at the Creston Church Tuesday afternoon and the burial was in the Creston Cemetery. Rev. I. J. McCollum officiated at the service. Mr. Legue was born Feb. 6, 1902 at Brocia, West Virginia, died Dec. 12, 1948, a son of William and Roxie Selby Legue. On May 19, 1928 he married Iva Ellen Donohew, who survives with a son, Verl Owens Legue and two daughters, Elsie Mae and Wanda Lee, all at home, and three brothers, Rockford Legue of Leon, Mrs. Glaydas Legue of Cottageville and Otho Legue of Leon. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, two half-sisters, a sister, Inis and two brothers, Jasper and Delta Legue. (Friday, 17 Dec 1948)

Kessel, Mary Ann Chapman

        Funeral services are being held this (Wednesday) morning for Mrs. Mary Ann Chapman Kessel at the home at Kentuck with the Rev. C. E. Hutton in charge and the body will be taken to the family (Farrell) cemetery, Vicars, Roane County, for burial. Mrs. Kessel died at her home Monday morning about 6:30 a.m. after an illness of some length. She is survived by the husband, Kenna Kelvy Kessel, and a son Virgil Lee Kessel who is serving in the Marines at the present time. Other survivors include two brothers, M. A. Chapman of Spencer and William Chapman of Vicars. (Friday, 17 Dec 1948)

Kerns, Izetta Janette

        Funeral services were held on Sunday at the home at Kentuck for Izetta Janette Kerns, six months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Kerns and the burial was in the Kerns family cemetery. Rev. Clessie Casto officiated at the service. The child died on Saturday after a brief illness. Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Juanita and Nellie, and seven brothers,Hansford, Clyde, Lovell, Richard, Otho, Denver, and Dale Kerns. (Friday, 17 Dec 1948)

Jones, William M.

        William M. Jones, 80 year old resident of Kentuck, died at his home there on Monday. He had been in failing health for some time. Surviving are five sons, Zollie and George of Charleston, Cecil of Kentuck Cleo of Morgantown, and Alfred in the Marine Corps at Cherry Point, North Carolina; three daughters, Mrs. Gay Shaffer of Sissonville, Mrs. Hazel Randolph of Kentuck and Mrs. Ollie Jones of Advent; four brothers, Sheridan Jones of Sissonville, Moses Jones of Charleston and Louis Jones and Norvil Jones of Kettle, and a sister, Mrs. Jodie Harper of Walton. (Friday, 17 Dec 1948)

Harpold, Mary Edith

        Funeral services for Miss Mary Edith Harpold, 29, were held from the Parsons Funeral Home here Sunday afternoon with the Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Miss Harpold, a resident nurse, died at a Charleston hospital on Thursday, following a short illness. Born in Ripley, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forney F. Harpold, who survives. Also surviving are three sisters, Betty, Helen Jean and Sally Harpold, all of Ripley, and four brothers, John G. Harpold and William F. Harpold, both of Charleston, and James F. and Robert J. Harpold, both of Ripley, and numerous other relatives. (Friday, 24 Dec 1948)

Haught, Mrs. Clyde F.

        Mrs. Clyde F. Haught, 40, died at her home in Ripley on Monday and the body is at a Spencer funeral home but funeral arrangements have not been completed. Mrs. Haught had been in ill health for the past year and spent much of that time in a hospital. Survivors include the husband and three small children, Carl Eddy, Johnnie and Emily Mae, all at home. (Friday, 24 Dec 1948)

Henson, Orell Vere

        Burial services for Orell Vere Henson, 52, who died at his home at Lock Six Friday morning were held at Emma Chapel Sunday afternoon with Rev. Earl Hissom and Rev. A. C. Scragg in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eula Fisher Henson; a son, William Vaughn Henson of Charleston; two daughters, Mrs. Cameron Pitchford and Mrs. Travis Pitchford, both of Charleston; his father, W. B. Heson of Charleston; four brothers, L. M., H. V., and K. B., all of Charleston, and G. W. of Sissonville; four sisters, Mrs. J. A. Carpenter of Charleston, Mrs. Allen Criner of Paridise, Mrs. Lessie Bumgardner of Liberty, and Mrs. H. D. Comer of Miami, Florida. (Friday, 24 Dec 1948)

McGrew, Charles B.

        Funeral services for Sgt. Charles B. McGrew, 24, who was killed in action in Germany on Oct. 7, 1944, were held from the Independence Church at Sandyville Sunday afternoon with Rev. L. C. Morris officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. Red Cross officials said that their records indicated that the body of McGrew was the last for this county which relatives had requested to be returned for burial. Sgt. McGrew was born at Sandyville on January 14, 1920 and entered the Army in 1940 and was among the early contingents of troops to be sent to Europe after the United States entered the war. He was a son of the late D. M. and Forrest McGrew, who survives. Other survivors include three brothers, Franklin McGrew of Kenova, Foster and Clay McGrew. at home, and two sisters, Mrs.Iva Parsons of Liverpool and Mrs. Marjorie Suck of Ravenswood. (Friday, 24 Dec 1948)

Casto, Mrs. Rosetta Isabelle Barr

        [15 July 1865-14 Dec 1948] Burial services for Mrs. Rosetta Isabelle Casto, 83, who died at her home in Dunbar on Tuesday were held on Friday with the Rev. K. J. Scott officiating and the body was brought to Ripley for interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Casto had resided in Dunbar for the past 27 years. She was the widow of the late Jeptha Mason Casto (31 May 1874-18 Sept 1935]. She is survived by seven sons, William L. and Richard [1906-1950] at home, Elijah of Dunbar, Grover and George of Charleston, Sam of Riverdale and Pete of Waynesburo, Va. (Friday, 24 Dec 1948)

Carmichael, Warren R.

        Funeral services for Warren R. Carmichael, 88, of Parkersburg, who died Monday morning following an extended illness, were held from the Christian Church at Ravenswood on Saturday. The Rev. Logan Martin was in charge and interment was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. He was a carpenter by occupation. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Catherine M. Carmichael, one son, Brady Moran Carmichael of San Francisco, California, a brother, Calvin Carmichael. One son, Carl Howard Carmichael, was killed in action in World War II. (Friday, 24 Dec 1948)


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