1949 Obituaries


Obituaries from the year 1949 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.



Flinn, Della Caroline
Flinn, William Mont

        Mrs. Della Caroline Flinn, 74, wife of Jay Flinn of Belleville, died Wednesday morning at 11 oíclock following a brief illness. Her brother-in-law, William Mont Flinn, died Tuesday night at his home at Belleville Rt. 3. Surviving in addition to her husband are five children, Elbert and J. A. Flinn, both of Parkersburg, Mrs. George Orem of Belleville, Mrs. Lela Gay Clagg of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Vada Wright of Red Hill and six grandchildren. Double funeral services were held for Mrs. Flinn and William M. Flinn from the Pond Creek Baptist Church Friday afternoon. The Rev. A. L. Davis officiated and interment followed in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Jan 1949)

Tolley, Florence Yates

        Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Tolley, 64, wife of W. E. Tolley, were held from the Ripley EUB Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiating and burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery. Mrs. Tolley died at the family home in Ripley early Sunday morning following a long illness. Her condition had been critical for some time and death had been expected. She was a daughter of the late James and Alice Prichard Yates and was born at Ravenswood on March 5, 1884. Survivors include the husband, W. E. Tolley; one son, Francis Marion Tolley; one sister, Mrs. Dixie Burroughs, and two brothers, Harry Yates of Spencer and Paul Yates of Marietta, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Jan 1949)

Williams, Sigourney Jane Flesher

        Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood for Sigourney Jane Flesher Williams, 74, who died at her home on Little Sandy near Sherman on Friday. The Rev. J. C. Foster of the Vienna EUB Church officiated. Born at Grove, Doddridge County, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. M. Williams. Survivors include four sons, Ray of Mansfield, Ohio, Worrie B. of Hyattsville, Maryland, William of Clarksburg and Samuel of Ravenswood; a step-son, Claude M. Williams of Vienna; and two daughters, Jewell Fay Ridenour of Vienna and Hariett E. Miihlbach at home, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Jan 1949)

Mahood, William Arthur

        William Arthur Mahood, foster son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Mahood of Gay, died at his home there last week at the age of 56 years, 9 months and 10 days. The funeral service was held with Rev. Malone of Gay officiating. Mr. Mahood served in World War I and was honorably discharged on Dec. 14, 1918. He married Edna Esther Litton on Aug. 5, 1920, the daughter of I. N. and Polina Litton of Gay, and to this union four sons were born, Gerald, Edward, Byron and Vernon. He also leaves on sister, Zona Cleavenger of Hurricane, and three brothers, John, Teddy and Charles of Cabin Creek, the foster parents, and one grandson, Elmer Mahood. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Death came to him suddenly on the night of Dec. 25, a weakened heart and pneumonia being the cause of death. Mr. Mahood was the mail carrier on the Belgrove Route at the time of his death. Vail Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Jan 1949)

Nuzum, Myrtle E. Perry

        Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle E. Nuzum, 77, were held from the Fairview Church Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. J. F. Cunningham officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Nuzum died on Monday at the Marshall Nursing Home in Vienna. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Perry of Jackson Count. Survivors include a half-sister, a Mrs. Williams of Kalamazoo, Michigan; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Kate McClung of Elizabeth, and a brother-in-law, C. H. Nuzum of Leroy. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Jan 1949)

Hall, William E

        Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon from the Little Creek Methodist Church for William E. Hall, 75, of Liverpool. The Rev. J. S. Cunningham officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Hall was a son of the late John and Catherine Parson Hall. Survivors are two sons, Roy Hall of Wellsburg, and Aubra Hall, whose address is unknown; three daughters, Mrs. Cleona Parsons of Vienna, Mrs. Reva Tice of Parkersburg, and Mrs. George Statey of Pennsylvania; two brothers, F. M. and Kenna Hall, both of Liverpool, 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Jan 1949)

Harmon, Esta Waybright

        Funeral services were held Friday from the Vail Funeral Home for Mrs. Esta Harmon, 64 who died in a Charleston hospital on Tuesday, where she had been a patient. The Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiated at the service and the burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, H. F. Harmon of Ripley; two daughters, Mrs. Virgie Skeen of Ripley and Mrs. Macel Casto of Charleston; one son, John, at home; two step-sons, Ezra Harmon of Ripley; and Ralph Harmon of Cumberland, Maryland; two brothers, George Waybright of Fairplain and Fleet Waybright of Gay, and two sisters, Mrs. Gertie Harmon of Cottageville and Mrs. Ethel Casto of Liverpool. One step-son, Harold G Harmon, was killed in Germany.
Esta Waybright Harmon was the daughter of John and Sarah Thomas Waybright, was born at Staats Mills on Aug. 10, 1884 and departed this life Dec. 28, 1948 at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 18 days. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 14 Jan 1949)

Long, Rose Mary

        Funeral services for Rose Mary Long, 19, of Ripley, were held from the Otterbein Church on Sunday, Dec. 26, with the Rev. W. W. Harvey in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Miss long died on Friday. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Long of Ripley; four sisters, Mrs. Georgia Casto of Evans, Mildred Long of Ripley, Nora Long of Canton, Ohio, and Pearl Long of Ripley, and one brother, Charles Long, also of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Jan 1949)

Slaven, George Leonard

        Funeral services for George Leonard Slaven, 75, who died at home at Toppins Grove in Grant District on Wednesday, were held from the Ravenswood Baptist Church on Friday afternoon and interment was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. The son of the late Henry and Sarah Flinn Slaven, he was born January 23, 1873 and departed this life Dec. 28m 1948, age 75 years, 11 months and 6 days. He married Molly Rardin on April 21, 1901. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Bertie Flowers of Williamstown and Miss Gladys Slaven of Akron, Ohio, and six sons, Wilbur of Belleville, Clarence E., Ira and Darrell Slaven, all of Sherman, and Paul and Charles Slaven, both of Ravenswood. Two daughters, Ollie Belle and Audra, preceded him in death. He also leaves 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Mrs. India Karr of Mineral Wells and Mrs. Louella Milhoan of Toppins Grove. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Jan 1949)

Slaughter, Charles Monroe

        Charles Monroe Slaughter, son of Riley and Malinda Slaughter, was born Oct. 31, 1880 and departed this life Dec. 24, 1948 at his home in Athens, Ohio. He leaves to mourn his loss the wife and four children. He was united in marriage to Jessie Robey on January 5, 1903 and to this union four children were born: Mrs. Charles McKay and Mrs. Harley Flowers of Cottageville, Clyde of Rushville, Ohio and Otmer at home. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Charles, Virginia and Regina McKay. He was born and reared near Evans, moving to Ohio a few years ago. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Harley Sayre of Evans and Mrs. Arthur Scarberry of Nitro, and one brother, Ed Slaughter of Nitro. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted in Athens, Ohio, Sunday Morning, Dec. 26, 1948 and burial was made at Letart Falls, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Jan 1949)

Parsons, Anna Laura Rollins

        Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Laura Parsons, 2, wife of Thomas W. Parsons of Charleston, were held from the Fairview Church near Fairplain last Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Lee Shane, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Charleston officiating, and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Parsons died at a Charleston hospital on Thursday following a long illness. She was born at Given and had lived in Charleston for 36 years. Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, O. L. and H. Foster Parsons on Charleston, and H. Londis Parsons of Dunbar; a daughter, Mrs. John E. Carver of Charleston; one sister, Mrs. Winifield Casto of Given; a brother, Oral Rollins of Fairplain, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jackson Herald, (Friday, 7 Jan 1949)

Stewart, Hubert

        The body of Hubert Stewart, 35, of Cottageville, was found lying in the road at the Cedar Run Church about three miles below Ravenswood Sunday night about 10:30 by John C. Skeen, who immediately notified authorities who went to the scene and made an investigation. Stewart, who had been in failing health, had apparently gotten out of his car which he had parked by the roadside and had dropped dead and his body was lying in the highway when Skeen came upon him. The funeral service will be held at Cottageville this (Wednesday) afternoon with Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and the burial will be in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stewart, and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Lee Winter, all of Cottageville, and two brothers, Guy Stewart and Joe Stewart, both of Morgantown. Another brother, Benjamin, died suddenly about six months ago. After making the on-the-spot investigation, officials were convinced that it was a case of natural death. He was born 31 July 1913, died 9 Jan 1949. Jackson Herald,(Friday, 14 Jan 1949)

Counts, Hoyt

        Herbert Skeen received a telegram Monday which informed him that Hoyt Counts had died at Kissimmee, Florida on Sunday. The telegram stated that the funeral and burial services would be in the Florida city this week. (Jackson Herald,Friday, 14 Jan 1949)

Morrison, Claude M.

        (Huntington, Jan. 9.) Claude M. Morrison, 76, owner of three Huntington stores, died at his home here today, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held in Huntington Tuesday afternoon. Morrison was president and owner of C. M. Morrison and Son Company, and his son, Donald, is vice president of the company. His brother, Okey J. Morrison (age 80), owns ten stores in the state and has been in the business 60 years. (Jackson Herald,Friday, 14 Jan 1949)

Morrison, Claude Montague

        Funeral services for Claude Montague Morrison, 76, Huntington retail merchant since 1915, who died at his home in that city on Jan. 9, 1949, were held on the following Monday there and burial was in the Woodmere Cemetery. Mr. Morrison had been in ill health since Sept. 1947 when he suffered a fractured hip. Born at Barboursville on May 13, 1872, a son of Granville Price and Virginia Wolfe Morrison, Claude M. came to Huntington in 1913 and opened his first department store at 2001 8th Avenue. In addition to his brother, Okey J. Morrison of Charleston, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Marie Bachtel Morrison, a son, Donald B. Morrison; one daughter, Mrs. Lillian Pyle of Huntington, one sister, Mrs. Ella Maddox of Charleston; two half-brothers, Granville P. Morrison and Carroll O. Morrison, both of Huntington, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Arnold Bowens of Washington, DC and Miss Maude Morrison of Huntington. A son, Darrell D. Morrison, died on July 2, 1938. (Jackson Herald,Friday, 28 Jan 1949)

Walker, Stewart

        Stewart Walker, 45, a brother of Mrs. Russell Cobb of Ripley, died in a Charleston hospital last week from injuries received when struck by an automobile in front of the Carbon and Carbide Plant in South Charleston where he had been employed for the past 16years. Surviving are his widow, Dollie; a son, Henry Stewart Walker, at home; two daughters, Norma Lee and Wanda Lou Walker, both at home; his father, Phillip Walker of Charleston; two brothers, Hubert and Grant Walker, both of Sissonville Road; eight sisters, Mrs. Donna Holmes and Mrs. Hazel Taylor, both of Tuppers Creek, Mrs. John Anderson and Mrs. Oda Anderson, both of Chandler Drive, Mrs. Thaddeus Boggess of Charleston, Mrs. Russell Cobb of Ripley, Mrs. John White of North Charleston and Mrs. Paul Rhodes of Sissonville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 14 Jan 1949)

Combs, John Edgar

        Funeral services for John Edgar Combs, 78, who died of a stroke in Parkersburg on Monday of last week, were held from the Vail Funeral Home here Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Rex Phillips of Parkersburg in charge and the burial was in the Morgan Cemetery. Mr. Combs was a son of William and Nancy Roach Combs and was born in Jackson County. Surviving are the following children: Floyd of Mineral Wells, John of Ripley, Howard of Parkersburg, Mrs. Beatrice Balser of Basil, Ohio, Mrs. Lee Mason of Massillon, Ohio, Mrs. H. H. Young of Basil, Mrs. Clifton Hewitt of Dalton, Ohio, Mrs. Frank Walters of Ripley and Mrs. Lillie Martin of Newall. One son, Edgar, is deceased. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 14 Jan 1949)

Waybright, William H.

        Funeral services for William H. Waybright, 64, who died suddenly at his Elk Fork home on Tuesday of last week, were held from the Vail Funeral Home in Ripley Friday morning with the Rev. L. C. Thompson of Letart officiating and burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mr. Waybright was a son of Thomas J. Waybright and the late Esther Thomas Waybright. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Millie Stanley Waybright; two sons, William W. Waybright of Ripley and James W. Waybright of Trinidad, Colorado; five daughters, Mrs. Elva Parrish of Sandyville, Mrs. Esther Dickess and Mrs. Edra McColaugh, both of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Ruth Hyre of Charleston and Miss Marie Waybright of Gay; his father; one sister, Mrs. Nita Evans of Ripley, and 21 grandchildren. (Friday, 14 Jan 1949)

Casto, Clarissa Simpson

        Funeral services for Mrs. Clarissa Casto, 85, were held from the Fairplain church Friday afternoon and burial was in the Shinn Cemetery. Mrs. Casto died at the home of her son, Roy Casto of Ripley Rt. 2, Thursday morning. She had been in failing health due to the infirmities of age for some time. Mrs. Casto, a daughter of Samuel and Priscilla Simpson, was born April 14, 1863 and at the time of her death was 85 years, 8 months and 22 days of age. Survivors include the following children, Roy Casto, Denny Casto and Harley Casto, all of Ripley Rt. 2, and E. E. Casto of Fairplain. Two children, Corda Pearl Casto and Mrs. Hallie Davis, as well as the husband, preceded the mother in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 14 Jan 1949)

Donohue, Julius M.

        Funeral services for Julius M. Donohue, 74, were held at the Church of Christ in Lancaster, Ohio, Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Lester Bennett officiating and burial was in the Union Cemetery there. Mr. Donohue died on Sunday at his home in Lancaster after a two weekís illness. He was a retired Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad worker. Surviving are the widow, Izetta Dnohue; two daughters, Mrs. John R. Ellinger and Mrs. Donald Stephenson, both of Baltimore; four sons, Artie of Lancaster Rt. 1, Harley N. of Basil Rt. 1, Eugene of Rushville and Elzie H. of Lancaster Rt. 1; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Martha Hayman of Rockbridge Rt. And a brother, Homer Donohue of Cottageville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Jan 1949)

Davis, Mary Elizabeth Thorn

        Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Davis, 92 of Ravenswood, were held from the funeral home there Sunday afternoon with the Rev. W. D. Winters of the Methodist church officiating, and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Davis died at her home there on Thursday evening. Mrs. Davis was born Oct. 9, 1856, the daughter of the late J. and Elizabeth Sprague Thorn. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Annabel Davis of Ravenswood; a granddaughter, Miss Lorene Wilson of Ravenswood, and a sister, Mrs. Caroline Waggner of Sandyville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Jan 1949)

Warfield, James L.

        The funeral services for James L. Warfield, 77, who died at his home at Ripley on Friday, were held from the Meadowdale church on Sunday afternoon and interment was in the church cemetery. He had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Warfield was born in Jackson County and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Chancey of Parkersburg and Mrs. Oren B. Stone of Ripley; one son, Benjamin F. Warfield of Phoenix, Arizona and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Jan 1949)

Shouldis, Emmett

        Emmett Shouldis, 61, of Harmony, died at his home Friday following a weekís illness. He was born in Roane County. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. May Hammack of Gandeeville, Mrs. Minervia Pursley of Sandyville and Mrs. Orvilla Lupardus of Harmony. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Gandeeville Methodist Church with the Rev. Mr. Leggett officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Jan 1949)

Garnes, Arta Bell Bolles

        Mrs. Clarence Garnes, formerly of Given, and who has numerous relatives in this county, including Mrs. J. B. Shinn of Fairplain, died at her home at Chillicothe, Ohio last week and a newspaper in that city carried the following story of her death: Mrs. Arta Bell Garnes, 55, of Rt. 6, died Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lelia Ickes, 917 Jefferson Avenue. Death terminated an illness of three years. Mrs. Garnes was born at Given, WV on Feb. 28, 1893, the daughte4r of William and Almeda Nichols Bolles (Bowles). She had resided here for 31 years. Surviving are her husband, Clarence, whom she married in 1914; two daughters, Mrs. Hershel Francis of Laurelville, Rt. 1, and Mrs. Clarence Malott of Chillicothe; a son, William Garnes of Rt. 5; her mother; two sisters, Mrs. Leslie Hines of Rt. 2 and Mrs. Eckes, and five grandchildren. Service will be held Tuesday from the Mt. Carmel Church with the Rev. James Rinehart officiating and burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Jan 1949)

Randolph, William Riley

        Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Kiser Cemetery at Kentuck for William Riley Randolph, 85 year old retired farmer, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. L. Winnell in South Charleston on Monday following an eight weeks illness. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Emma Randolph; two daughters, Mrs. M. V. Boggess of Tyler Mountain and Mrs. Ethel Parsons of Johnstown, Ohio; four sons, Oscar, Fred and Sherman of Ripley, and Sheridan of Charleston, and 31 grandchildren; two brothers, Everett of Red House and Charles Washington Randolph of Kentuck; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Walls and Mrs. Margaret Carpenter, both of Walton, and Mrs. Jane Hamon of Sissonville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Jan 1949)

Simons, Thomas Okey

        Thomas Okey Simons, 45, an employee of the Wheeling Steel Company for 26 years, died at the Ohio Valley Hospital Tuesday after a two weeks illness. A resident of Rt. 1, Richmond, Mr. Simons was born in Spencer, WV, son of Jay Simons and the late Delilah Greathouse Simons. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Clara Simons, his father and step-mother at Sandyville, WV; two sisters, Mrs. George Whited of Barberton, Ohio and Mrs. Orville Hartley of Liverpool; four brothers, Dan Simons of Sandyville, Edd Simons of Parkersburg, Hugh Simons of East Liverpool, Ohio and Frank Simons of Boggs Run, WV. Services were conducted Friday and burial was Saturday at Beverly, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Jan 1949)

Coon, Infant

        Graveside services at the Southall Ridge cemetery were held last Friday afternoon for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Coon of Ripley, who died in the Staats Hospital at Charleston eight hours after birth. The Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiated at the service. The parents and four other children are among the survivors. The mother is the former Endora Southall. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Jan 1949)

Skinner, Henry Clay

        Funeral services for Henry Clay Skinner, 71, were held from the Pond Creek Baptist Church Friday afternoon with Rev. Marvin Freed officiating and the burial was in the Big Tygart Cemetery. Mr. Skinner, a native of Jackson County and a resident of Rockport, died in a Parkersburg hospital on Wednesday. He was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Joseph and Lucetta Skinner, and spent almost his entire life as a farmer in that county. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alice Skinner; five children, Mrs. Letha Brown and Mrs. Cora Caplinger, both of Belleville, Hershel Skinner of South Parkersburg, Henry Skinner and Miss Freda Skinner, both of Parkersburg; two brothers, Barney Skinner of Colorado and Ott Skinner of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Cox of Florida, 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Two children, Claudie Skinner and Virgie Dorst (Durst?), preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Jan 1949)

Thomas, Albert Maywood

        Funeral services were held yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon at the Lockhart Methodist Church for Albert Maywood Thomas, 70 year old farmer of the Sandyville community who died Sunday morning at the home of his son, Forest D. Thomas, where he had been cared for during his illness which was of several months duration. Rev. G. T. Caltrider officiated at the service and the burial was in the Maddox Cemetery. He was a son of the late John and Mary Moore Thomas, and was born March 18, 1878, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 1949. His wife, the former Tennessee Ott, whom he married on Dec. 27, 1899, preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 1942. Survivors include two children, Forest D. Thomas of Sandyville and Mrs. Nettie Braham of Belleville; a niece, Mrs. Hollis (Nelda) VanFossin of Sandyville, whom he reared from infancy; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. E. F. (Jane) Morrison of Sandyville. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Dora Balderson and Sarah E. Thomas, and two brothers, Joseph I. and James W. Thomas. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Jan 1949)

Barnett, Jackie L.

        Funeral services for Pvt. Jackie L. Barnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Barnett, who are living at Urichville, Ohio at the present time, will be held from the Vail Funeral Home here Saturday afternoon and the burial will be in the Otterbein Cemetery. Pvt. Barnett was killed in action in Europe during the recent war and his body arrived at the Vail Mortuary here Monday evening. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Jan 1949)

Campbell, Dorcel Lee

        Dorcel Lee Campbell, son of Golden and Genevieve Campbell was born Oct. 5, 1948 and departed this life Jan. 16, 1949. He leaves to mourn their loss father, mother, two brothers, Dorsey Delbert and Dallas Royal, grandparents, Abraham and Sylvia Baker and Minnie Campbell Donohue. Funeral service was conducted at the Creston EUB Church with Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Jan 1949)

Beach, Irene Vail

        Relatives here received word last week of the sudden death of Mrs. Arthur Beach, the former Irene Vail of Ripley, at her home in Titusville, Pa. She was preparing to leave the home for a church service when she died suddenly. Survivors include the husband and a daughter, Nora; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Sperry of Warren, Pa. and Mrs. Hallie Lloyd of Fairmont; two brothers, Roy Vail of Titusville and Walter Vail of Detroit and numerous other relatives. (Friday, 4 Feb 1949)

Burnem, Cleo

        Cleo Burnem, 22 year old son of Fred and Iva Burnem, was killed and four others were injured, two of the critically, in a head-on collision of two cars in Charleston early Sunday morning. Burnem died in a Charleston hospital a few hours after the crash. Funeral services were held at Charleston on Tuesday afternoon and burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park. The parents, a brother, Carl, and a sister, Lorene Robinson, all of Charleston; two aunts, Mrs. S. E. Hawk and Faye Burnem of Ripley, and an uncle, Alfred ìCoonî Burnem, also of Ripley, are among the survivors. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 Feb 1949)

Dawkins, Arthur Dempsey

        Funeral services for Arthur Dempsey Dawkins, 88 year old retired farmer of Sandyville, were held from the Meadowdale Church Friday afternoon with Rev. A. S. Kelly officiating and the body was taken to Washington, DC on Saturday for burial. Mr. Dawkins died at his home on Tuesday following an illness of some length. He was a son of Thomas and Florella Hawkins Dawkins and was born at Meadowdale on Feb. 12, 1860. He was married to Susan V. Lattimer, who survives. In addition to the widow, he is survived by four daughters, Elva L. Dawkins at home, Mrs. Ruth D. Morse and Mrs. Nola Frazer, both of Washington, DC, and Mrs. Nettie B. Muller of Philadelphia; two brothers, B. L. Dawkins of Missouri and J. H. Dawkins of Sandyville, WV, and one grandchild, Oleta Muller, who is a student at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 Feb 1949)

Thornton, Norman Townsend

        Norman Townsend Thornton, 72 year old farmer of Ripley Road, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage last Friday afternoon at his home, and the funeral service was held at Mt. Olive (Morgan UB) on Monday with Rev. Wilbur Baxter of Tazewell, Va. Officiating and the burial was in the Lone Oak Cemetery at Pt. Pleasant. Mr. Thornton was a son of Hiram and Margaret Morgan Thornton and was married to Ora Parsons on Dec. 22/23, 1907. He was born at Leon on May 26, 1876, died at the Holzer Hospital at Pt. Pleasant, Jan. 28, 1949. Survivors include the widow, one son, Claude Thornton of Leon; a daughter, Fay Barnett of Pt. Pleasant; three grandsons, Paul Lee and Charles Horton Thornton of Leon, and Keith Roger Barnett of Pt. Pleasant; two brothers, William Thornton of Pittsburgh and Horton Thornton of Leon, and the following sisters, Emma Wolfe of Cottageville, Nan Riffle of Bellaire, Ohio, Della Weigand of Letart, Ella Smith of Mt. Alto, and Meta/Neta Hart of Parkersburg. His mother, father, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 Feb 1949)

Williams, George T.

        Funeral services for George T. Williams, 71, who died at his home at Kenna last Friday, were held from the Hickory Grove Church Saturday with the Rev. Herbert Anderson officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Williams suffered a stroke about two years ago from which he never recovered. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Matilda Hatcher Williams; two sons, Holly of Monaca, Pa. and Virgil of Buffalo; four daughters, Gustava Winter, Verta Landis and Marjorie Landis, all of Robertsburg, and Dolly Parsons of Charleston, and one brother, E. T. Williams of Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 Feb 1949)

McClure, James Henry

        James Henry McClure, son of the late Adarn and Margaret Wilson McClure, was born at Hartford, West Virginia on Sept. 22, 1867, passed away at his home, Dec. 24, 1948, aged 72 years, 3 months and 2 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Ollie Stewart. To this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Lizzie Bently of Columbus, Ohio. Death claimed his companion. He was again united in marriage to Miss Addie Cain. To this union four children were born, Cecil, Raymond, and Mrs. Margaret McCloud, all of Columbus, Ohio. An infant and his wife preceded him in death. He was again united in marriage, this time to Miss Mattie Harris. To this union six children were born, Mrs. Daisy Durst of Leon Rt., Viola, Deloris, Wayne and Vera, at home. One son, James Thomas McClure, preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, the above named children, one step-daughter, Mrs. Audrey McClure of Cottageville, 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Adam McClure, who is the only survivor of a family of sixteen children. He was preceded in death by his parents, who were immigrants from Ireland, one brother, Alexander McClure, and Mrs. Lizzie McClure Schwartz, and the following half-brothers and half-sisters: Robert, Thomas, John, Simpson, and William McClure, John and Andrew Beattie, Mrs. Minerva King, Mrs. Mary Booth, Mrs. Maggie Baker, and Mrs. Mary See. The funeral services were conducted at the Smith ME Church by the Rev. Ira Mentz and burial in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 Feb 1949)

Shirley, Benjamin Franklin

        Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Shirley, 69 year old farmer of Letart, who died at his home there last Friday, were held from the Guiding Star Church Monday afternoon with Rev. Ronald Schoolcraft officiating and burial was in the Letart Cemetery. Mr. Shirley was a son of Benjamin and Perlina Wolfe Shirley, and was born at Letart on Jan 29, 1880. He spent his entire life in that community. Survivors include two brothers, George Shirley of Summers County, and Alfred Shirley of Sandy, Oregon, and a sister, Mrs. Addie E. Brinker of Cottageville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 Feb 1949)

Casto, Everett Lawson

        Funeral services for Everett Lawson Casto, 42 year old World War II veteran who died suddenly at his home in Dunbar on Tuesday from a heart attack, were held from the Dunbar EUB church last Thursday with Rev. K. J. Scott officiating and burial was in the Grandview Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Casto served in the Navy in the late war and spent two years in the Atlantic. Survivors include his widow, Lora Jividen Casto, who is a sister of Mrs. Edison Parsons of Ripley; three sisters, Mrs. A. K. Ward of Dunbar, Mrs. Ethel Lamb, also of Dunbar, and Mrs. Elsi Pendleton of Sandy, WV.; six brothers, Otha and Nealy of Sandy, Ben of Green Sulphur Springs, Mont of Maplewood, George of Rainelle, and Charles of Whitesville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 Feb 1949)

Fletcher, Jasper J.

        Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at a Parkersburg funeral home for Jasper J. Fletcher, 69, the brother of Boyd Fletcher of Ravenswood, who was found dead in his room at Parkersburg last Friday morning, and the body was brought to the Boggs Cemetery, near Reedy, for burial. The Parkersburg police were summoned to the rooming house where Mr. Fletcher lived last Friday morning and found him dead in an extremely overheated bedroom. They learned that he had retired about 10 oíclock the previous night and when they entered the room they found two gas burners turned high and all windows tightly closed. Death was attributed to natural causes or to asphyxiation, or both. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marvella Garrison and Mrs. Opl Clegg, both of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Geneva McWilliams of Vienna and Mrs. Eva Bader of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Charles E. Fletcher of Parkersburg; two brothers, Charles E. Fletcher of Reedy and Boyd Fletcher of Ravenswood; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Gandee of Dunbar, Mrs. Mae Marks of Pennsboro, and Mrs. Julia Pifer of Akron, Ohio, 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Flora Funk Fletcher, and one son, Cpl. Cleget Fletcher, who was killed in France during World War II. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 Feb 1949)

Foglesong, Della K.

        Della K. Foglesong, 70, of Spencer, until recently owner and operator of the Bowser Store in Spencer, died Wednesday morning in Gordon Memorial Hospital at Spencer. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Maddox Foglesong, and was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Shouldis Foglesong; three sons, Nolan and Roy Foglesong of Spencer, and H. F. Foglesong of Lancaster, Ohio; seven brothers, C. C., C. E., and Thomas G., all of Akron, Marvin Foglesong of Long Beach, California, and L. and Mrs. Iva Arnold of Dayton, Ohio, and six grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death. Services were held at the Harmony Baptist Church by Rev. Gordon L. Withers and interment was in the Gandee Cemetery at Harmony. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 Feb 1949)

Shamblen, John Edward

        John Edward, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shamblen of Ripley, died a few minutes after birth Tuesday. The graveside services were held at the Bethel Cemetery in Putnam Tuesday afternoon. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 Feb 1949)

Kaldt, Mrs. Cecil (Morgan)

        Mrs. Cecil Kaldt, 81, widow of Julius Kaldt, former resident of new Lexington, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Worden, of Newark, Ohio. She had been ill since Sunday. A resident of Newark for 20 years, Mrs. Kaldt was a native of Jackson County, born Feb. 3, 1867, a daughter of David S. and Martha McLaughlin Morgan. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1910. Besides the above daughter, she leaves a son, Charles R. Kaldt of Newark; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Cordia Dickerson of Ripley, Mrs. Mildred Dingess of Logan, and Mrs. G. B. Wyant of Akron, Ohio. A son, David S. Kaldt, is deceased. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Second Baptist Church in Newark and interment was made at Glouster. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 Feb 1949)

Boggess, Lyda Boggess

        Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Lyda Boggess, 51, of Kenna, with the Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating and the burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Boggess died at her home Friday of a heart attack. Survivors are her husband, Russell; two sons, Delbert of the US Army and Russell Jr. at home; a daughter, Mrs. Chessie England of Kenna; her mother, Mrs. Daily Boggess of Kenna; two brothers, W. W. Boggess of Charleston and Lud Boggess of Sissonville, and a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Engle of Kenna. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Feb 1949)

Shriver, Carrie Melissa Brown

        Funeral services will be held at the Ravenswood Christian Church this (Wednesday) morning for Mrs. Carrie Melissa Shriver, 74, wife of F. L. Shriver of Silverton, who died at her home there Sunday. The Rev. Nelson Shuster of Huntington and Rev. V. F. Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Shriver underwent an operation at a Huntington hospital several months ago and had been back at her Silverton home for several weeks. She was born Nov. 30, 1874, a daughter of Joseph and Amanda M. Brown. In addition to her husband, she is survived by the following children, Mrs. Carl Parsons of Silverton, Mrs. O. A. Coffman of Proctorville, Ohio, Mrs. C. D. Barker of McMechen, Mrs. Carl Hyatt of Mason, and Herbert Shriver of Silverton. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. F. E. White of Vienna and Mrs. Floyd Elliott of St. Louis, Missouri. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Feb 1949)

Jarrett, Sallie Catherine Black

        Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood for Mrs. Sallie Catherine Jarrett, 70, widow of the late Alonzo Jarrett. She died in a Parkersburg hospital on Saturday. The Rev. W. D. Winters of the Walton Memorial Methodist Church officiated and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. She was born April 13, 1879, a daughter of the late James and Ellen Van Horn Black. Survivors include a step-son, Russell Jarrett of Columbus, Ohio, and three cousins, Preston B. Van Horn of Ripley, G. C. Van Hon of Cleveland, and Albert Batey of Columbus, Ohio. Jackson Herald, (Friday, 18 Feb 1949)

Wyant, Gernsey

        Funeral services for Mr. Gernsey Wyant, of Akron, Ohio, a son-in-law of David Morgan of Mud Run, will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon with Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiating and burial will be in the Morgan Cemetery. Mr. Wyant died on Sunday at Akron. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Feb 1949)

Cooper, Joseph D.

        Joseph D. Cooper, 76, of Sherman, a retired school teacher and postmaster and a former County Superintendent of Schools of Jackson County, died at his home Sunday. He had been in failing health for some time. He was born July 12/22, 1873 in Jackson County, a son of the late Reuban and Mary Safreed Cooper, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 1949. He was united in marriage to Mona Tumlin on July 31, 1898. He taught school for 48 years, retiring in 1942. He also served as postmaster at Sherman for several years and was County School Superintendent 1902-1904. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sarah Tumlin Cooper; a son, Isaac Cooper of Portland, Oregon; three daughters, Mrs. Grace D. Derenberger of Ravenswood, Mrs. Ruth Chambers of Mainestee, Michigan, and Miss Allene Cooper at home; three grandchildren, Eddie and James Cooper and Carolyn Derenberger; and one half-sister, Mrs. Ruby Simpson of Wellsville, Ohio. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Ravenwood and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Feb 1949)

Hammack, Icie Fisher

        Funeral services for Mrs. Icie Hammack, wife of Herman Hammack of Mt. Alto, will be held at the Fisher Chapel Church near Kenna this (Wednesday) afternoon with Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating and burial will be in the Fisher Cemetery. Mrs. Hammack, who was 71 years of age, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home Monday. She was a daughter of the late James and Phoebe Click Fisher and was born near Kenna on Aug. 7, 1877. Surviving in addition to the husband are four sons, Wardie, Opie, Shirley, and Hokey Hammack; a daughter Gatha Gay Lambert; two brothers, Leonard Fisher of Ripley and Edward Fisher of Dunbar, and three sisters, Mrs. Dora Corbin, Mrs. Nellie Slater and Clara Hammack. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Feb 1949)

Hall, Etta Van Gordon

        Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Van Gordon Hall, 75, who died at her Parkersburg home Saturday, were held Monday afternoon and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Hall, a native of Ripley, had lived in Parkersburg for the past 35 years, moving there from Ravenswood. She was the widow of Richard R. Hall and was born at Ripley, the daughter of William and Rebecca Lamp Van Gordon. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. ÖÖ. Powell of Huntington and Mrs. E. J. McHenry of Parkersburg; three sisters, Mrs. Birdie L. Priddy of Huntington, Mrs. Claire J. Keller and Miss Kathryn Van Gordon, both of Parkersburg, and two grandchildren, Miss Leah Powell of Huntington and Edgar McHenry of Parkersburg, who is a student at West Virginia University. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Feb 1949)

Lockhart, George Neve

        Funeral services for George Neve Lockhart, 83 year old farmer of the Sandyville community, who died at his home there Monday, will be held at the Independence Church this (Wednesday) afternoon and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was a native of that section of the county and was a son of the late Albert and Anetta Derenburger Lockhart, pioneer residents of that section. He was born near Wiseburg on April 24, 1865, died Feb. 14, 1949. In 1884 he married Linna Lesta Enoch, who preceded him in death in 1921. His second wife, Ella Anderson Lockhart, also preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Carl B. of Sandyville and Ned E. of War; two daughters, Mrs. Vesta Mitchell of St. Marys and Mrs. Erma Hardesty of Sandyville; five sisters, Mrs. Tena Sommerville and Mrs. Anetta Vannoy, both of Sandyville, Mrs. Lily Leep of Parkersburg, Mrs. Sarah Archer of Cincinnati, Ohio and Mrs. Ida Dickson of East Liverpool, and 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. One son, George, died a few years ago and three children died in infancy. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Feb 1949)

Holly, Karen Diane

        Karen Diane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Holly, born and died Feb 6, 1949. Besides her parents, she leaves to mourn her loss two brothers, David Deem and Earl Ray Holly; one sister, Virginia Maude Holly, and grandparents, Mrs. Miles Hall and Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Holly, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Cain, uncles and aunts, Frank, Alton, Ray Golden, Carl Holley, Mrs. Belle Oldham and Mrs. Bernice Bennett. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Feb 1949)

Fling, Mrs. J. A.

        Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Fling were held from the Walton Memorial Church in Ravenswood on Wednesday with Rev. W. D. Winters officiating and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. She died at her Ravenswood home on Monday. Mrs. Fling was born Aug. 22, 1879, a daughter of james and Mary Lilled Odeh, and was married to Mr. Fling, a vertan Ravenswood policeman, more than 50 years ago. Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Mrs. E. C. Leeson of Ravenswood, Mrs. A. L. Cottrill of Portland, Ohio, and Earl Fling of Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Feb 1949)

Rowley, Mary Eleanor Parsons

        Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Eleanor Rowley, 76, wife of Harry Rowley of Ripley, who died at her home here on Thursday morning, were held from the Vail Funeral Home Saturday afternoon with Rev. H. W. Blackburn and Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and the body was taken to the Ravenswood Cemetery for burial. Mrs. Rowley was a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Edmonds Parsons, and been a member of the Cedar Run Methodist Church for many years. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Hoyt Rowley of Columbus, Ohio and Ralph Rowley of Grundy, Virginia; two daughters, Miss Edith Rowley of Arlington, Virginia and Mrs. Mabel Weekley of Gallager, WV.; one brother, Charles F. Parsons of Kiowa, Colorado; two sisters, Mrs. Roberta Graham of Belpre, Ohio and Mrs. Florence Henderson of Charleston, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Feb 1949)

Kerns, Leeona Snyder

        Funeral services for Mrs. Leeona Kerns, 44, will be held at the Mt. Hope Church this (Wednesday) afternoon with Rev. Howard Tackett officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kerns died at her Sandyville home on Monday following a long illness. Mrs. Kerns was a daughter of the late George Snyder and Mrs. Anna Snyder of Duncan. Survivors in addition to the mother are the husband, William M. Kerns; three daughters, Betty Lee Kerns of Cleveland, and Annie Marie and Laura Bell Kerns, both at home; six sons, George Elmer and Raymond Kelly, both of Cleveland, James Edward, Floyd Keith, Donney Crawford and William Clyde Kerns, all at home; three sisters. Mrs. Ellen Collis and Mrs. Kathryn Posten, both of Sandyville, and Mrs. Ophie Frashier of Newark, and four brothers, Lon Snyder of Gay, George Snyder of Sandyville, John Snyder of Duncan and Andy Snyder of Marietta, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Feb 1949)

Snider, Lewis Marshall

        Lewis Marshall Snider, teacher of the 8th grade in the Ravenswood Junior High School, died suddenly at his home there last Saturday morning from a heart attack. Mr. Snider was 60 years old. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Walton Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. D. W. Winters officiating and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. He received his A. B. Degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and had been a teacher in the Jackson County schools for forty-one years at Ravenswood. He was born in Jackson County, July 25, 1888, a son of the late T. H. and Sophia B. Snider. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Blanche Snider, and three brothers, W. D. Snider of Reedy, and G. C. and E. E. Snider of Ravenswood. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Feb 1949)

Rhodes, Frank A.

        Funeral services for Frank A. Rhodes, 77, a well known Ripley man who died at his home here Friday following a long illness, were held from the Vail Funeral Home Sunday afternoon with Rev. Roy Fisher in charge and the body was taken to the Fairplain Cemetery for burial. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elsie Wendell Rhodes; two sons, Raymond Rhodes, South Charleston automobile dealer and Edwin Rhodes of Charleston; three daughters, Nina Rhodes at home, Mrs. Tessie Staats of Charleston and Mrs. Wanda Reynolds of Ripley, and one brother, Willie Rhodes of Staats Mills. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Feb 1949)

Tucker, Lily Ann

        Mrs. Lily Ann Tucker, 82 year old mother of Mrs. Carroll Greene of Kenna, died at her home at Smithburg on Friday after a brief illness. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Pelton Vandercoy officiating and the burial was in the Masonic Cemetery at West Union. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Greene, include five other children and four grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Feb 1949)

McMurray, Alice

        Funeral services for Mrs. Alice McMurray, 76, widow of the late John L. McMurray, were held from the Silverton EUB Church Sunday afternoon with the Rev. V. F. Williams officiating and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. McMurray died on Thursday at her Silverton home. She had been a resident of the community for the past 44 years. Mrs. McMurray is survived by the following children: C. R., S. A. and R. A. McMurray of Baltimore; E. E. and E. C. McMurray of Charleston; H. L. McMurray, Mrs. E. L. Van Kirk and Mrs. E. R. Pepper, all of Silverton. There are also four step-children: Virgil McMurray of East Liverpool, Ohio, J. D. McMurray of Rutland, WV., Alonzo McMurray of Columbus and Joe McMurray in California. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Feb 1949)

Casto, Michael Lee

        Funeral services for Michael Lee Casto, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Casto of Dunbar, were held Saturday afternoon at the funeral home there with Rev. K. J. Scott officiating and the burial was in the Cunningham Memorial Park at St. Albans. One brother, John Bernard at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Skidmore of Dunbar and Mr. and Mrs. Ol N. Casto of Rockcastle, in addition to the parents, are survivors. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Feb 1949)

Stanley, Ardella Board

        Funeral services for Mrs. Ardella Stanley, 76, widow of the late W. A. Stanley, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ottis Miller in Parkersburg, were held Sunday from the Comet Church near Sandyville and burial was in the church cemetery. She had been in ill health for a number of years. She was born March 10, 1873 at Ripley, died Feb. 16, 1949, and following her marriage lived at Ravenswood RFD 1. She was the daughter of Absalom Board of Ripley Rt. 1. Following the death of her husband several years ago, she went to Parkersburg to make her home with her daughter. Mrs. Stanley is survived by five sons, Okey, Lewis, and Clifford, all of Akron, ohio, Walter of Sagerstown, Pa., and Roy Stanley of Parkersburg; one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Miller of Parkersburg; a brother, W. S. Board of Ripley and a sister, Mrs. Martha Balser, also of Ripley. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Three children, James, George and John Stanley, preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Feb 1949)

Jones, Sarah Raines

        Funeral services were for Mrs. Sarah Jones, 88, widow of the late J. F. Jones, were held Saturday afternoon from the Ravenswood Baptist Church with the Rev. R. S. Gillett officiating and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died at her Ravenswood home on Wednesday only a few hours after her only brother, D. H. Raines, had died in a Spencer hospital. She had been ill for some time, members of the family said. She was a native of Roane County, but had lived in Ravenswood for the past 20 years. Surviving are four sons, Lewis, Hoy and Howard Jones, all of Ravenswood, and Omer Jones of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. C. R. Wildman of Ravenswood and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Clendenin and Mrs. Rachel Cox of Bemen, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 March 1949)

Cottrill, Mildred Maxine Barnett

        Funeral services for Mildred Maxine Cottrill, 19, wife of Wilbur Cottrill of Cottageville, were held from the Methodist church there Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Orland Reynolds officiating and the burial was in Blaine Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Cottrill died at her home last Friday morning following a lengthy illness. Rheumatic fever was reported to have been the cause of her illness and death. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Barnett and was born in mason County on April 12, 1929. On March 29, 1946 she married Wilbur Cottrill and was the mother of a son, Curtis Mitchell Cottrill. Other survivors, in addition to her parents, are four sisters, Mrs. Duane Durst of Cottageville, and Ada, Charldene and Eleanor Barnett, all of Cottageville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 March 1949)

Proctor, W. A.

        W. A. "Gus" Proctor, 72 year old Ravenswood businessman, died in hospital at St. Petersburg, Florida last Friday and the body is being returned to Ravenswood for burial. Mr. Proctor had gone to St. Petersburg to spend the winter with his daughter, Mrs. Sterling Miller, and family. He had been in failing health for some time, and prior to going to Florida he had spent some time at a hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas. Arrangements are being made for the funeral service to be held on Thursday. Members of his family arrived home on Monday. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. May Proctor; one daughter, Mrs. Sue Proctor Miller; a sister, Mrs. Eunice Perkins of Palm Beach, Florida and two grandchildren, Betsy Proctor Miller and Sterling Miller Jr. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 March 1949)

Patterson, James Brown

        Funeral services for James Brown Patterson, 73, native of Wilding, who died at Portland, Ohio last Tuesday, were held from the Wilding church on Thursday and burial was in the cemetery there. Mr. Patterson was born Oct. 25, 1875 at Wilding, the son of the late James and Susie Williamson Patterson. He spent the greater part of his life in that community, moving to Portland 15 years ago. He is survived by the following children, Roy Patterson of Vienna, Rex Patterson of Marietta, Mrs. Pauline Evans, Mrs. Azellina Smith and Herbert Patterson, all of Parkersburg, Mrs. Lawrence Leep and Mrs. Lucy Patterson, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Ada Paterson of ÖÖ.., New Jersey, and ted, Delbert, Anna and James Patterson, all at home, and one brother, Lon Patterson of Wilding. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 March 1949)

Coe, Harry Reid

        Harry Reid Coe, 56, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles m. Coe of Cottageville, died at the home of his brother-in-law, Raleigh Rardin, Feb. 22, 1949 at Cincinnati, Ohio. A heart attack was the cause of his death. Coe was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway as a clerk in the C. & O. Shop at Logan for 20 years and was transferred to Cincinnati in May 1942. Funeral services were held at the Cottageville ME Church with Rev. N. H. Bartlett of Logan officiating. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Rardin Coe; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Stover and Mrs. Genevieve Dingess of Henlawson; three brothers, Floyd of Canton, Ohio, John of Galena, Ohio and Charles of Cottageville; five sisters, Mrs. Paul (Bernice) Cannon of Chicago, Mrs. Merle (Pearl) Donald of Steubenville, Ohio, Mrs. William (Alma) Kolb of Akron, Mrs. Gold Myers and Mrs. Marie Moody, both of Ripley. A sister, Minnie, and a brother, Creed, preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 March 1949)

Stover, Mina Daily Sullivan

        Mina Daily Stover, daughter of Joseph and Adaline Walker Sullivan, was born at Elmwood Aug. 7, 1870, departed this life Feb. 23, 1949 at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 17 days. She was united in marriage to Andrew Stover in March 1891 and to this union fifteen children were born. One son, Elex, one daughter, Martha, and her husband preceded her in death. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Minnie Smith of Plainesville, Ohio, Mrs. Lucy Higginbottom of Buffalo, Mrs. Nellie Ö.. of Pt. Pleasant, Mrs. Lillie Robeson of Columbus, Ohio and Beulah Stover at home; eight sons, Lewis Stover of Meringo, Ohio, Alva Stover of Letart, Holly Stover of Ripley, Henry Stover of Delaware, Ohio, James Landis Stover of Springfield, Ohio, Charles Stover of Grantsville, Ohio, 46 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Besides the children, two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Rogers of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Minnie Davis of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, David and Edgar Sullivan, both of Elmwood and James Sullivan of London, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at the Creston EUB Church Feb. 27, 1949 with Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating. Interment was made in the Big Spruce Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 March 1949)

Raines, David H.

        Funeral services for David H. Raines, 79, of Ravenswood, who died in a Spencer hospital last Tuesday evening, were held from the Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer on Friday afternoon with the Rev. Gillett and Rev. Gordon Withers officiating and the body was taken to the Sandeeville Cemetery in Roane County for burial. He was born in Roane County, son of the late Joseph Raines and Lydia Harper Raines. He was first married to Miss Ollie Reed, who died about 30 years ago. He then married Miss Maggie Hopkins, who died two years ago. For many years Mr. Raines had lived in Jackson County, at Kenna, Ripley and Ravenswood, and was well known throughout this area of the state. Surviving are seven children, all by his first wife, including four daughters, Mrs. G. W. Garrett of Spencer; Mrs. Virgie Blackwell of Frame; Mrs. W. R. Rader of Ripley, and Mrs. George Burton Crow of Ripley; three sons, Lester and Wilmer Raines, both of Akron, Ohio, and Joseph Raines of Barberton, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Rachel Cox of Breeman, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Clendenin and Mrs. Sarah Jones of Ravenswood. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 March 1949)

Wolfe, Ella Cozart

        Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Ravenswood Christian Church for Mrs. Ella Cozart Wolfe, 71, who died Thursday at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. D. Bishop of Ravenswood. Rev. R. S. Gillett officiated at the service and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Wolfe was born at Ravenswood. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Lange and Mrs. M. D. Bishop, and a brother, E. E. Cozart, all of Ravenswood. Her husband preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 March 1949)

Hill, Daniel F.

        Funeral services for Daniel F. Hill, 84 year old retired farmer of Kenna, were held from the Emma Chapel Church Tuesday and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Hill died at his home Sunday morning and his death attributed to pneumonia. Mr. Hill, known by thousands of county residents as ìUncle Danî, had been in failing health for some time. Surviving are two sons, Robert C. Hill of Charleston and Boyd Bradford Hill of Long Beach, Mississippi; three daughters, Mrs. Lilly Fisher of Liberty, Mrs. Losha Bell Johnson of Kenna and Ollie Lee Hill at home; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The wife and four children preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 March 1949)

Howard, William Flinn

        Funeral services for William Flinn Howard, 78, who died at the home of a daughter in Parkersburg last Friday, were held at Ravenswood Sunday afternoon and the burial was in the cemetery there. Surviving are a son, Harry Rodney Howard of Ravenswood; three daughters, Mrs. Wilma Howard Snyder, Mrs. Nancy Faith Battin and Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth Miller, all of Parkersburg; a sister, Miss Lillian Howard of Wheeling; a brother, Ab Howard of Ravenswood, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 March 1949)

Casto, Hiram Johnson

        Hiram Johnson Casto, more familiarly known to thousands of Ripley and Jackson County as ìUncle Jonceî, died in a Charleston hospital on Sunday at the age of 87 years and 24 days. He had broken the bones in one hip in a fall at his Ripley home a few days previous. The funeral service was held from the Vail Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon with the Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiating and the burial was in the Casto Cemetery at Fairplain. Mr. Casto was a son of Jacob and Celia Winter Casto and was born at Fairplain on Feb. 20, 1862. Surviving are two sons, Attorney Dale G. Casto and Creel C. Casto, both of Charleston; two daughters, Mrs. Fern Robbins of Omaha, Nebraska and Mrs. Faust Kerns of Sandyville, and two brothers, I. C. Casto of Fairplain and Homer Casto of Weaversville, North Carolina. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 March 1949)

Sayre, Millard F.

        Funeral services for Pfc. Millard F. Sayre, 25 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Sayre of Evans, will be held from the Creston Church next Sunday afternoon. The Vail Undertakers at Ripley are in charge of the plans of the funeral and burial. Pfc. Sayre was killed on Okinawa on May 4, 1945 while serving with the 27th Infantry Division. In addition to the parents he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ruby Ellen Mazzoki of Columbus, Ohio, and his grandmother, Mrs. Florence Sayre of Evans. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 March 1949)

Pitchford, Theodore Roosevelt

        Theodore Roosevelt ìTedî Pitchford, 46, formerly of Liberty but more recently a resident of Charleston, died in a hospital there on Sunday. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen OíDell of St. Albans; four brothers, Virgil and Ivan, both of Emma, and William and Graves, both of Dunbar, and four sisters, Mrs. Lena Bailey of Sissonville, Mrs. Della Johnson of Dunbar, and Mrs. Emma Harrison and Mrs. Icie Bailey, both of Kenna. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 March 1949)

Rardon, Cora Belle

        Funeral services were held Wednesday at the White Church on Little Sandy for Miss Cora Belle Rardon, who passed away on Monday March 7, at the home of a grand-niece, Mrs. James Bourgeois, of Murraysville, with whom she had made her home for the past five years. Rev. W. D. Winters of the Ravenswood Methodist Church officiated at the service and burial was in the Rardon cemetery near Sherman. Cora Belle Rardon was born near Sherman on Sept. 20, 1866, a daughter of David and Susan Bowen Rardon, and departed this life March 7, 1949. She was the last member of her family. Six brothers, two sisters, her father and mother all preceded her in death. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucy Rardon of North Ravenswood, and a number of nieces and nephews. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 March 1949)

Kimes, Ella Morehouse

        Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Morehouse Kimes, 76, who died at her home at Sherman on Wednesday, were held from the Willowdale Baptist Church Friday afternoon with Rev. O. E. W. Thorn officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kimes was the wife of William W. Kimes. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Fred Joy of Sherman and Mrs. Lloyd Hunt of Belleville; four brothers, J. D. Morehouse and G. A. Morehouse, both of Sherman, J. A. Morehouse of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and W. H. Morehouse of Lesage, WV; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 March 1949)

Congleton, Alberta M.

        Funeral services were held Friday for Miss Alberta M. Congleton, 43, at Parkersburg funeral home and the body was brought to the Liverpool Cemetery for burial. Rev. Gill I. Wilson officiated. Miss Congleton, a daughter of the late D. D. and Marie S. Congleton, died at San Francisco the previous Friday. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 March 1949)

Thornton, Grover Cleveland

        Grover Cleveland Thornton, a son of the late John and Mary Thornton, was born July 8, 1884 at Mt. Alto, and departed this life Feb. 27, 1949. On Nov. 21, 1912 he married Mary Belle Bennett, who survives. To this union two children were born, Mrs. Phyllis Hunt of Cottageville and Mrs. Lucy Justis of Pomeroy, Ohio. Other survivors include two step-sons, Cecil Bennett of Vinton, Ohio (the other not named); ten grandchildren, Arnold, Richard Lee, Hursel Ray, and Lewis Laurence and Ralph Bennett. One step-son, Roy Bennett, preceded him in death several years ago. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 March 1949)

Westfall, John, H.

        Funeral services for John H. Westfall, 92, who died at Mineral Wells on Wednesday of last week, were held from the Vail Funeral Home here Friday afternoon with the Rev. Richard Batten in charge and burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mr. Westfall, son of the late Noah and Matilda (Kuhn) Westfall, was born at Buckhannon June 7, 1856, departed this life March 16, 1949 at the age of 92 years, 9 months, and 9 days. He passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Matilda Casto of Mineral Wells, with whom he had been living for the past few years. He was united in marriage to Barbara Evelyn Raines on Jan. 29, 1878, and to this union eleven children were born. His wife and three children, Mrs. Lina Hutton and Vertie and Carrol Westfall preceded him in death. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Matilda Casto of Mineral Wells, Mrs. Iva Warner of Ripley, Mrs. Icie Stanley of Beaver, Pa., Mrs. Ida Ludwig of New Waterford, Ohio, Mrs. Velma Parrish of Aliquippa, Pa., B. B. Westfall of Berlin Center, Ohio, D. E. Westfall of Cleveland, Ohio, and Herbert Westfall of Ravenswood. He is also survived by one brother, Walker Westfall of Morgantown. He also leaves to mourn 37 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 March 1949)

Poling, Adaline Ramsey

        Mrs. Adaline ìAddieî Poling, 73, widow of the late Greeley E. Poling, died at the Staats Hospital in Charleston on Tuesday morning following a prolonged illness. She had been taken to the hospital on Monday of this week. Mrs. Poling was born in Tazewell County, Virginia on March 3, 1876, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ramsey, also former residents of Kentuck. She leaves to mourn her passing the following children: James Poling of Ripley, Edgar Poling of Ripley, Beecher Poling of Bladen, Ohio, Mrs. Clyde Skeen of Kentuck, Mrs. Claude Staats of Charleston, Reva Poling and Hazel Poling, also of Charleston. Four daughters preceded her in death. She is also survived by four sisters and one brother. One brother and a sister preceded her in death. The body is at the Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley and funeral arrangements had not been completed yesterday afternoon. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 March 1949)

Boso, James M.

        Funeral services for James M. Boso, 60 year old Belleville resident who died in a Parkersburg hospital Friday afternoon, were held from a funeral home there Sunday with burial in a cemetery in that city. Born April 15, 1886 at Belleville, he was the son of George and America Hall Boso, and was a veteran of World War I. He was employed with the American Viscose Corporation until his retirement six years ago. Surviving are one sister, Miss Bessie Boso, with whom he made his home, and five brothers, George, Eliza, Eli and Raymond Boso, all of Parkersburg, and Mike Boso of Detroit Michigan. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 March 1949)

Jeffries, Leslie Holley

        Funeral services for Leslie Holley, one month old son of Rosaline Jeffries were held from the family home at Fletcher last week with the Rev. C. C. Hutton in charge and the burial was in the cemetery on Laurel Fork. The mother and half-sister survive. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 March 1949)

Young, James Julian

        Funeral services for S/Sgt. James Julian young, killed on Okinawa on April 29, 1945, a son of Mrs. Kella Oatie young and the late J. E. ìEbbî Young, formerly of Kenna, were held from a Charleston funeral home Sunday afternoon and the burial with full military honors was in the Sissonville Cemetery. In addition to the mother he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lakie Young Maddox and many relatives. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 March 1949)

Boice, Helen Gertrude Riggs

        Mrs. Helen Gertrude Boice, 39, wife of Okey Glen Boice, and who was the former Helen Riggs of Sandyville, was found dead in the basement of her Parkersburg home Monday by her two daughters when they returned home from school. The girls, Connie Ann and Sandra Lee, returned home at noon and found their mother in the basement where she had been preparing to wash clothes. It was reported that there was a slight bruise on her face as though she had fallen. Wood County Coroner R. W. Corbitt, who performed an autopsy, reported that the death was due to natural causes. Surviving, in addition to her husband and daughters, are two brothers, Delbert E. Riggs of Ravenswood and Wayne B. Riggs of Smithburg; four sisters, Mrs. Goldie Kirkman of Charleston, Mrs. Frank Snyder of Sandyville, Mrs. A. L. Rymer of Williamstown, and Mrs. Roland Myers of Huntington, and her mother, Mrs. M. Riggs of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 March 1949)

Rhodes, Monnie Virginia

        Mrs. Monnie Virginia Rhodes, 76, died Wednesday at the home of her son, Delmer Rhodes, at Charleston. She is survived by two other sons, Luther Rhodes of Given and Kenna Rhodes of Charleston; three daughters, Mrs. Rosa Stalnaker and Mrs. Elsie Westfall, both of Charleston, and Mrs. Monnie Wagner of Spencer; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Rhodes of Ripley, and 41 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 March 1949)

Wetzel, Stella Watkins

        Burial services were held at Ravenswood Thursday for Mrs. Stella Wetzel, 62, who died at a hospital in Parkersburg on Tuesday of last week. She had been ill for several months. She is survived by her husband, Cleon Wetzel, and five children: Mrs. K. V. Guinn, Mrs. B. M. Hamilton, Mrs. H. R. Knotts and Mrs. G. E. Clark, all of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Paul Stewart of Ravenswood. A son, Charles, preceded her in death. Other survivors are one sister, Mrs. Charles Stoneburner and a brother, William Watkins, both of Ravenswood, and another brother, Lloyd Watkins of Pittsburgh, and eight grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 March 1949)

Sayre, C. Homer

        Funeral services for C. Homer Sayre, 72, were held from his home in Chester, WV on Monday with the Rev. A. F. Hanes officiating and the burial was in the Locust Hill Cemetery in that city. Mr. Sayre, a retired potter, died at his home there Thursday following a long illness. He was born June 28, 1876 in Ripley and had lived in Chester since 1900. He was an oddman for the Taylor, Smith & Taylor Company, when he retired in 1936. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Nova M. Sayre; four daughters, Mrs. Florence Blankenship of Chester, Mrs. Mildred Gill of Large, Pa., and Twiyla Sayre and Lois Sayre at home; four sons, Chester, Herman, Raymond and Cecil Sayre, all of Chester; a sister, Mrs. Almanda Corell of Alliance, Ohio; six brothers, Richard, Walter and Samuel Sayre, all of Chester, Benjamin Sayre of Zanesville, Oscar Sayre of Wayne, Michigan, and Albert Sayre of Huntington, and 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 April 1949)

Balch, Samuel W.

        Funeral services for Pfc. Samuel W. Balch, son of Mrs. Eliza Balch of Evans and the late D. O. Balch, will be held from the Creston Church this (Wednesday) afternoon and the burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors. Pfc. Balch was killed Sept. 16, 1944 in Germany. Before entering the service in 1943 he was employed by the Boyer Town Casket Company of Columbus, Ohio. Pfc. Balch was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Surviving besides his mother are his wife, Mrs. Avis Baker Balch; five sisters, Mrs. Porter Nichol of Charleston, Mrs. Kenneth Wood of Huntington, Mrs. Nellie Chambers and Mrs. Marie Fink of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Bonnie McDade of Evans; two brothers, Warren of Pt. Pleasant and Delbert at home. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 April 1949)

Stalnaker, Nora F. Coon

        Funeral services will be held at the Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley this (Wednesday) afternoon for Mrs. Nora F. Stalnaker, 71, who died at her home here Sunday afternoon following an illness of about two years. The Rev. D. C. Guthrie will officiate and the burial will be in the Fairplain Cemetery. Mrs. Stalnaker, who was the wife of Robert H. Stalnaker, well know Ripley citizen, was born at Gandeeville, Roane County, on August 22, 1877, a daughter of Benjamin and Cynthia Coon. In addition to the husband she is survived by the following children, Raymond of Akron, Brooks of Ripley, Romie of Gay, Roy of Dunbar, Clifford of Ripley, Virgil and Earl of Pt. Pleasant, Robert of Staats Mills, Mrs. Rulina McClain of Gay, Mrs. Edith Westfall of Akron, and Mrs. Elsie Higley of St. Albans, and numerous grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 April 1949)

Skeen, Donald Avon

        Services for Pfc. Donald Avon Skeen, 35, who before he entered the service during the late was, was a Grant District farmer, were held Sunday afternoon from the Goshen Church at Kentuck and burial was in the church cemetery with military honors. The body arrived at the Vail Mortuary in Ripley last Friday. Rev. Roy W. Fisher of the Ripley EUB Church officiated at the service. Pfc. Skeen was killed at Encaux, France on January 17, 1945, just seventeen days after he left the States with a contingent headed for the battle front in Europe. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Glada Carpenter Skeen; a son, Larry Avon Skeen; two daughters, Martha Louree and Anita Sue, all of Ripley; his father, Dolph Skeen, and step-mother, Mrs. Laura Skeen; seven brothers, Denzil of Akron, Glenn, Roderick and Delbert, all of Charleston, Claude, Clifton and Randell, all of Kentuck; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Boykin of Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Colleen Rose and Mrs. May Chancey, both of Charleston, and Mrs. Alleene Cummins of Staats Mills. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 April 1949)

Conner, Arminia

        Mrs. Arminia Conner, 79, the mother of Mrs. Rose Houchen of Ripley, died suddenly at her home in ÖÖ., Ohio on March 19. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Houchen, are four other daughters, Mrs. Iva Phillips, Mrs. Lorania Freeland, Mrs. Ida Norris and Mrs. Ford Patterson, all of Uhrichville, Ohio; two sons, Pearl and Abner, at home; three brothers, O. N. Conner of Liverpool, W. F. Conner of Sandyville, and O. O. Conner of Walker, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Dennison, Ohio the following Tuesday. Mrs. Houchen was unable to attend because of ill health but her children, George Houchen and wife of Grantsville, Chester Houchen and wife of Ripley and J. H. Houchen of Belpre, all attended the service. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 April 1949)

Raines, James W.

        James W. Raines, 85 year old resident of Kenna who was generally known as ìUncle Jimî, died at the home of his son, C. B. Raines at Kenna on Sunday. The funeral service was held at the home Monday afternoon with the Rev. James Anderson in charge and the burial was in the Raines Cemetery. He was born August 1, 1862, departed this life March 27, 1949. He was united in marriage to Sarah Fields in 1881 and she preceded him in death on May 29, 1933. They had six children. Surviving are the following children, Bailey B. Raines and C. Boyd Raines, both of Kenna, Harrison Raines of Liverpool, Mrs. M. J. (Emma) Kinser of Ripley, Mrs. W. Hent Gandee of Charleston and Mrs. Abe Redman of Kenna; one step-son, Alpha Good of Kentuck; two brothers, Abe L. Raines of Evans and Ben Raines of Given, and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Livingston of Given and Mrs. Martha Anderson of Kenna, and 51 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 April 1949)

Boggess, Infant

        The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey Boggess, of Kenna, died in a Charleston hospital on Sunday. Graveside services were held at the Miller Cemetery at Goldtown on Monday. Survivors in addition to the parents are two brothers, Ronnie and Kester, and sister, Shirley Ann, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Boggess of Kenna. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 April 1949)

Myers, Ada Leona Vickers

        Mrs. Ada Leona Myers, 40, wife of Clint Myers of Fairplain, died in the Staats Hospital at Charleston on Monday, just twenty minutes after she had been admitted as a patient. She was stricken at her home Monday morning and never regained consciousness. The funeral will be held at Elkview on Thursday and the burial will be in the Vickers cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Clinton Austin Myers of Fairplain, one son, Fred Vickers of Elkview; eight sisters, Mrs. Nora Phumm and Mrs. Cynthia Lipscomb, both of Charleston, Mrs. Roxie Durham of Indian Creek, Mrs. Liza Kinder of Tyler Mountain, Mrs. Mary Belcher and Mrs. Goldie Mitchell, both of Pinch, Mrs. May Taylor of Parkersburg and Miss Sylvia Vickers of Ripley; two brothers, D. A. Vickers and M. F. Vickers, both of Pinch, WV. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 April 1949)

Murray, Infant

        The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Murray, died at a Charleston hospital on Saturday morning and funeral and burial services were held at the Spring Hill Cemetery Sunday. The child is survived by the parents and also the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Morris of Charleston and M. E. Murray of Liverpool. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 April 1949)

Pease, Lucille

        Funeral services for Miss Lucille Pease, 48, who died in a Steubenville hospital, were held from the West Union Baptist Church Friday afternoon. Miss Pease was a sister of Mrs. H. R. Lester of Ripley. The daughter of the late Carl S. and Grace Engle Pease of West Union, she was born in Doddridge County and was a graduate of West Union High School. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Carl S. Pease of West Union; two sisters, Mrs. H. R. Lester of Ripley and Miss Alice Pease of Washington, DC; two brothers, Engle Pease of West Union and Joe Pease of Huntington. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 April 1949)

Hamon, David Lee

        Funeral services for Dr. David Lee Hamon, 58 year old veterinarian of Ripley, were held from the EUB Church here Friday afternoon with the Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiating and the burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Dr. Hamon, who had been in poor health for some time, died suddenly at his home here at noon on Wednesday. He had practiced his profession for many years and was widely known throughout this and adjoining counties. He was the son of Mrs. Arena Hamon of Kenna and the late Joseph P. Hamon. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Hackney Hamon; three sons, George Hamon of Charleston and Gene and David Hamon, both of Ripley; four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Duff, Mrs. Opal Lively and Mrs. Helen Harper, all of Charleston, and Mrs. Ada Patterson of Navarre, Ohio; three brothers, Ova and Guy Hamon, both of Ripley, and Glenn Hamon of Bastrop, Louisiana, and three sisters, Mrs. Lilly Skeen and Mrs. Hattie Jordan, both of Ripley, and Mrs. Iva Parsons of Kenna. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8 April 1949)

DeBussey, John Evans

        Funeral services for John Evans DeBussey, 79 year old Ravenswood resident who died at his home there on Thursday, were held Sunday afternoon at the funeral home there with the Rev. W. D. Winters officiating and the burial followed in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mr. DeBussey is survived by his widow, Emma Know DeBussey; four children, Mrs. Elsie H. Wilson of Ravenswood, Mrs. Florence Wetzel, Robert E. and Lawrence DeBussey, all of Beaver Falls, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Stuck of Chicago, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8 April 1949)

Reed, Bertha A.

        Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha A. Reed, 67, were held from the Emma Chapel Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Availee Carpenter, Mrs. Mary Murphy and Mrs. Dovie Haynes, all of Charleston, Mrs. Verda Ziner of St. Albans of St. Albans and Mrs. Ava Rowsey of Nitro; and seven sons, Stephen, Wirt, Lacy, Warren, Orville, Arville and Tracy, all of Charleston. She was a member of the Emma Chapel Methodist Church. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8 April 1949)

Harbin, Emma Barnett

        Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Harbin, 67, were held on Saturday with the Rev. T. B. Turley officiating and the burial was in the Gates Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Harbin, who had been living with a son in Parkersburg, died in a hospital there on Wednesday. Her husband, Harry Harbin, preceded her in death 21 years ago. Surviving are three sons, Charles of Rayland, Ohio, Lloyd of Detroit and Earl Harbin, with whom she made her home; two brothers, Charles Barnett of Rockport and James Barnett of Parkersburg; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Harbin of Sandyville, Mrs. Carrie Young of Rockport and Mrs. Ora Kiser of Steubenville, Ohio, 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8 April 1949)

Rhodes, Carrie Belle Parsons

        Carrie Belle Rhodes of Cottageville was born at Evans June 12, 1874, departed this life March 20, 1949, age 74 years, 9 months and 8 days. She was united in marriage to James Wilson Rhodes on March 10, 1898. To this union the following children were born; five sons, Orvil Parsons of Leon, John J. Rhodes of Council Bluffs, Benny Rhodes and Kenneth Rhodes of Cottageville, and Lester at home; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Anderson of Racine, Ohio, Mrs. Irena Riffle of Mt. Alto and Mrs. Nellie Patterson of Cottageville. Her husband and three children and two sisters preceded her in death. Also surviving are three brothers, David Parsons of Chestnut Ridge, Louis Parsons of Cottageville and George Parsons of Ripley, 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8 April 1949)

Lee, Edward Augustus

        Death claimed Edward Augustus Lee of Sherman on Saturday and funeral services were held at the Chambers Funeral Home Monday afternoon with the Rev. Robert S. Gillett officiating. Burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Anthony Lee, and the following children, E. E. Lee of Huntington, A. C. Lee and Mrs. Carl Johnson of East Liverpool, Ohio, W. D. Lee of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. R. M. Hoselton of Little Hocking, Ohio, Mrs. Denzil Staats of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Denzil Gorrell of Huntington, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8 April 1949)

Koontz, John Rex

        Funeral services were held at 2 oíclock Sunday afternoon at the Fisher Memorial Church on Dudeonís Fork near Kenna for Pfc. John Rex Koontz, 21 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Holland Koontz of Kenna, who was killed at Mons, Belgium on Sept. 1, 1944. Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiated at the service, assisted by Rev. Ervin Fisher and the burial was in the Koontz cemetery. Pfc. Koontz was graduated from Ripley High School and was employed by the United Fuel Gas Company at the time he enlisted in the service. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are two brothers, Arnold B. and Denver Koontz, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Jordan of Morgantown and Miss Mary Margaret Lorain Koontz of Charleston; his paternal grandfather, John Koontz of Kenna, and maternal grandfather, E. T. Hatcher, also of Kenna. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 April 1949)

Casto, Louella Adaline Wendell

        Funeral services for Mrs. Louella Adaline Casto, 72, wife of M. L. Casto of Ripley, were held from the EUB church here Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiating and the burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery. Mrs. Casto died at her home here Saturday night following a long illness. Her condition had been critical for several days. Mrs. Casto was born at Staats Mills on December 17, 1876, a daughter of the late George N. and Hanna Staats Wendell. Survivors include the husband, M. L. Casto; one son, Russell Casto of Parkersburg; three daughters, Mrs. Audell Williams and Mrs. Helen Hunter, both of Ripley, and Mrs. Gladys Maxwell of Charleston; two brothers, Virgil Wendell of Dover, Ohio and Curtis Wendell of Wheeling; a sister, Mrs. Ida Karr of Clendenin; a half-brother, Raymond Wendell of Akron, Ohio; five half-sisters, Mrs. Edith Marvin, Mrs. Florence Bellchambers, Ethel, Edna and Louise Wendell, all of Akron; a step-mother, Mrs. Etta Wendell, also of Akron, and six grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 April 1949)

Brotherton, John Williams

        Funeral services for John William Brotherton, 94 year old retired farmer of Given, were held from the home Friday afternoon with the Rev. D. C. Guthrie in charge and the burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Brotherton died at his home on Wednesday night following a serious illness of about one week. He was born in Giles County, Virginia on Sept. 10, 1854, a son of J. W. and Maria Dorsey Brotherton. On May 30, 1877 he married Ann Foglesong, who preceded him in death. He had long been a resident of the Given section of the county and a member of the Moss Chapel Church for 70 years. Surviving are one son, Worthy Brotherton of Given; three daughters, Mrs. Lura Kessel and Mrs. Corda Barnett, both of Given, and Mrs. Orpha Buckalew of Dunbar; two brothers, Frank Brotherton of Given, and Robert Brotherton of Dunbar, 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 April 1949)

Cobb, James W.

        Funeral services for James W. Cobb, 41, who died at his Staats Mills home on Thursday, were held from the home Friday afternoon and the burial was in the White Pine Cemetery. Mr. Cobb had been in failing health for several years. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Delmar Ray, James Elmer and Charles L. Cobb, all at home; two daughters, Delsie and Elsie, both at home, and one brother, Early Cobb. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 April 1949)

Smith, Lucy Marie

        Funeral service for Lucy Marie Smith, 10 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Estel Smith of Ripley, who died Monday, will be held at the Parsons Funeral Home this (Wednesday) morning and additional services will be held at Mt. Olive near Rockcastle this afternoon with burial in the cemetery there. Rev. D. C. Guthrie will officiate. Surviving in addition to the parents are four brothers, Conrad, Russell, Vernor and Don; five sisters, Margery, Helen, Norene, Lucille and Mary Smith, all at home. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 April 1949)

Hall, Charles B.

        The body of Pvt. Charles B. Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Hall of Kenna, arrived at the Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon and the funeral service will be held at the Hickory Grove Church at Kenna Easter Sunday afternoon with Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiating and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military ceremonies. Pvt. Hall, who fought with General Pattonís forces in the invasion of Europe, was wounded at Verviers, Belgium on Sept. 9, 1944 and died the following day. He was serving as a radio technician in a tank division. Survivors in addition to the parents are four brothers, George of Charleston and Elmer, James and Michael Hall, all of Kenna, and five sisters, Mrs. Frances Sheets of Dexter, Ohio, Mrs. Delphia Lanham of Charleston, Mrs. Virginia Miller, Jane Hall and Joan Hall, all of Kenna. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 April 1949)

Pearson, Ronald Allen

        Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Goshen Church at Kentuck for Ronald Allen Pearson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Pearson, who died at a Charleston hospital on Wednesday. Rev. C. Edgar Hutton officiated at the service and the burial was in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 April 1949)

Good, Mary Alice Whited

        Funeral services were held at the home Sunday for Mrs. Mary Alice Good, 89, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Asbury Good, at Romance on Wednesday and the burial followed in the family cemetery. Rev. D. C. ìDutchî Guthrie officiated at the service. She was the daughter of Ribrum and Rebecca Booth Whited. She was born July 20, 1860 at Walton, Roane County and departed this life April 6, 1949. She married Perry S. Good in 1879, he preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1935. Survivors are three sons, Oakey Good of Countsville and Elbin and Virgil Good, both of Ewington, Ohio; a step-son, Alfie of Fletcher; four other daughters, Mrs. Dora Ray of Kentuck, Mrs. Ninnie Parker of Countsville, Octa Good of Romance, Mrs. Leata Tolley of Sandyville and Mrs. Eva Boggs of Jodie; 42 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; six brothers, Ike, Edward and James Whited, all of Walton, John Whited of Spencer, Ezra Whited of Gettysburg, Pa., and Don Whited of Cincinnati, Ohio. One daughter, Eura Good, preceded her in death on April 2, 1946. One brother and one sister also preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 April 1949)

Curry, Bertha Lincicome

        Mrs. Bertha Lincicome Curry, 68, wife of B. Clyde Curry of Parkersburg, died Tuesday evening at her home following an extended illness. Born in Jackson County, March 28, 1881, the daughter of the late Henry and Emma Lockhart Lincicome, she moved to Parkersburg in early life and had lived there since. Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Mrs. James Gramham of Parkersburg; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Curry, Mrs. Ada Mayhugh and Miss Cora Lincicome, all of Parkersburg, Nathan Lincicome of Virginia; one granddaughter, Mrs. Earl M. Lindamood Jr., and one great-granddaughter, Carma Lou Lindamood. She was preceded in death by two daughters. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 April 1949)

Ellison, Georgia Shinn

        Death came suddenly to Mrs. Georgia Ellison, 60, at her Ripley home last Thursday evening. She had been in failing health for some time but death had not been expected. Mrs. Ellison was a former clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson County and held the distinction of being the only woman who ever served in one of the major political offices of the county. When her husband, the late Okey Ellison, was elected clerk of the court in 1938 and died soon after he took office, Judge Lewis H. Miller named his widow to the position in which she served until the election of 1940. The funeral was held from her home on Main Street Monday afternoon with Rev. L. R. Mahoney of Mannington and Rev. Roy W. Fisher in charge and the burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery. She was a daughter of the late J. A. and Dora Shinn, and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Rhodes of Parkersburg; two brothers, Allen Shinn who at the present time is in Florida and Dr. John Shinn of Pt. Pleasant; a sister, Mrs. J. Howard Smith of Ripley, and a granddaughter. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 April 1949)

Sargent, Cleatice Emily Barnett

        Funeral services for Mrs. Cleatice Emily Barnett Sargent, 18 years old, were held from the Mt. Olive Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. J. Zeigler in charge and the burial was in the church cemetery. She was born 23 Oct. 1931, died April 17, 1949, age 17 years, 5 months and 25 days. Mrs. Sargent died Sunday at the home of her parents, McKinley and Lottie Sayre Barnett of Rockcastle, after a short illness. She was an honor student at Pt. Pleasant High School, class of 1947, and later attended Marshall College at Huntington where she was ranked high in scholastic attainments. On 14 August 1948 she married James Leo Sargent. Surviving are her husband, James Leo Sargent, son of W. T. and Gray Sargent; her parents, McKinley and Lottie Sayre Barnett; two brothers, McKinley Grant Barnett and James Henry Barnett, at home, and her grandfather, Grant Sayre of Arbuckle. One sister, Clarice Eulah Barnett, preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1934. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 April 1949)

Webb, Edward Rondie Jr.

        Funeral services for Edward Rondie Webb Jr., five week old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Webb of Kenna, will be from the Fairplain church Wednesday afternoon and the burial will be in the Fairplain Cemetery. Rev. Rankin Roach will officiate at the service and funeral. The child is survived by the parents and also the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Casto of Fairplain and Mr. and Mrs. John E. Young of Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 April 1949)

Cossin, Lilly King

        Funeral services were held at the Moss Chapel Church near Rockcastle Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Lilly Cossin, 72, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nona Graham, at Charleston on Friday. The burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Graham, are another daughter, Mrs. Wavie Henderson of Charleston; three sons, Oshel Cossin of Charleston, Tennyson Cossin of Charleston and Gordon King of Cottageville; one brother, Charles King of Dunbar, 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was the widow of James Cossin, who was the son of Jacob and Mary Pullins Cossin. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 April 1949)

Casto, E. L.

        Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Foster Chapel Church for E. L. Casto, 72 year old Rockcastle farmer, who died at a Spencer hospital on Thursday. The Rev. Joe Ziegler officiated at the service. Mr. Casto was a native of Jackson County and spent his life in the Rockcastle community. He was a son of the late Van and Rosetta Barnett Casto. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flora Barr Casto; a foster daughter, Mrs. Esta Hickman of Dunbar; nine step-children Arthur and Ray Barr, both of Racine, Ohio, Dale Barr of Leon, Basil Barr, Mrs. Nellie Casto and Mrs. Edith Rhodes, all of Parkersburg, Junior Barr, at home, Mrs. Ina Parsons of Rockcastle and Mrs. Deloris Rowley of Frozen Camp, and two brothers, Vinton Casto or Evans and Asbury Casto of Elmwood. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 April 1949)

Wright, Joan Virginia

        Joan Virginia Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wright, was born on April 9th and died the same day at Parkersburg. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in that city. In addition to the parents, she is survived by the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Wright of Parkersburg, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wilkinson of Sandyville, and one great-grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Curfman of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 April 1949)

Rhodes, Monnie V. Casto

        Mrs. Richard H. Rhodes died March 16, 1949 near Charleston at the age of 76. She was born at Ripley on Sept. 1873. She was the daughter of Rev. Nicholas L. and America Casto. She was married to Richard H. Rhodes on 27 March 1890 and to this union were born eight children. Six children and one sister, Mrs. O. P. Rhodes, survive her. Her husband and two sons preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 April 1949)

Pickens, Myra Muriel Snyder

        Mrs. Myra Muriel Pickens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Snyder of LeSage, passed away morning, April 19, in a Huntington hospital after a three week illness. She departed this life at the age of 33 years, 11 months and 3 days. She is survived by her husband, Edward Pickens; a son, Edward Pickens Jr.; her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Snyder; two brothers, Gerald Snyder of Braeholm, WV and George Snyder of Newport News, Virginia; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Weed, Mrs. Ethel Simmons and Mrs. Edith Bever, all of LeSage, and many other relatives. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 April 1949)

Williams, James Kenna

        Funeral services for James Kenna Williams, veteran of World War I, who died at his Ravenswood home on Saturday, were held from the Walton Memorial Church there Monday with Rev. W. D. Winters officiating and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Clara Golden Williams; one son, Paul Williams of Ravenswood; one brother, Henderson Williams of Parkersburg; four sisters, Mrs. M. N. Tinney, Mrs. Stella Kuhn, Mrs. Dora Mace and Mrs. D. C. Miller, all of Parkersburg, and two grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 April 1949)

Sayre, Mrs. Pearl

        Mrs. Pearl Sayre, 32 year old wife of Richard Sayre, who was a native of the Flag Rock community, was killed in an automobile accident near Coolville, Ohio last Sunday afternoon. Mr. Sayere suffered a broken leg, lacerations of the face and body and was taken to a Parkersburg hospital. Their two children had remained in Parkersburg with relatives that day while Mr. and Mrs. Sayre were visiting relatives in Ohio and were returning home when their car rolled down an embankment. Mrs. Sayre, according to officers, was thrown out of the car when it turned over the first time and then the car rolled over her with the results that her skull was fractured and her body badly crushed. Relatives here said that Mr. Sayre was a son of the late Fred Sayre, who lived in the Flag Rock community, but that at the age of nine years he went to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Woodard. His mother was Mrs. Nellie Sayre, a daughter of Dan (Daniel) Sayre, and he is a nephew of Mrs. Jennie Chase of Ripley. Luster Sayre of Leon is a brother of the injured man. The two children are Larry Gene and Rosa Lee Sayre. Following Mr. Sayre's discharge from the service at the end of the war, he was employed with the FBI at Washington, and that not long ago he had bought a fine country home at Falls Church, Virginia where the family had been living. Funeral services for Mrs. Sayre were held from a funeral home in Parkersburg and burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in that city. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 29 April 1949)

Gorrell, Lillie May Smith

        Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Shiloh Church in Wirt County for Mrs. Lillie May Gorrell, 68, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lena Delaney at Dulin, Wirt County, on Wednesday. The Rev. K. T. Board and Rev. Ed Hutchinson officiated. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago. Survivors include one brother, Cleveland Smith of Liverpool, and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Delaney and Mrs. Myrtle Coe, of Palestine. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 29 April 1949)

Ball, Carolyn Lynn

        Carolyn Lynn Ball, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ball of Gay, died at the Gordon Memorial Hospital in Spencer on Monday of last week and the funeral and burial was held at the Napier Church and burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Roush officiated. Survivors include the parents; a sister, Charlotte Ann; two brothers, Charles and Jackie Lee, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ball and Mrs. Ethel Whited. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 29 April 1949)

Allen, Benjamin

        Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon from the Fairview Methodist Church for Benjamin Allen, 83, of Leroy, who died in a Parkersburg hospital on Tuesday. The Rev. E. S. Warren of the Liverpool Baptist (Fairview) Church officiated and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Allen was born April 3, 1866 at Penike, West Virginia and died April 19, 1949 at the Camden-Clarke Hospital in Parkersburg, WV. He was the son of the late William and Sarah . He was united in marriage to Letha Alice Shaffer. Survivors include two sons, Rollie Allen of Ravenswood and Arl Allen of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren, Aubrey Walter of Leroy, Clara Allen of Reedy, Harold Allen of St. Albans, Arl Allen Jr. and Miss Alice Allen, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Lucy McVey of Palestine, and six great-grandchildren. His wife and two children, Hollie and Nannie, and two grandsons, Harry Delmer Allen and Bobby Patrick Allen, preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 29 April 1949)

Rardin, Harold

        Harold Rardin, 33 year old son of Everett Rardin of Ravenswood, who was shot at Akron, Ohio on April 8, died in a hospital there last weekend. It is understood that the body was taken to Tennessee for burial. Rardin was shot during an argument in an Akron tavern by William Nimer, a bartender. He had been employed by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for some time. The widow of the shooting victim is a resident of Tennessee. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 6 May 1949)

Sayre, William Columbus [6 July 1865-29 April 1949]

        Funeral services for William C. Sayre, 83 year old farmer of Evans, who died at his home there of Friday after being in failing health for some time, were held from the Evans Methodist Church Monday afternoon with Rev. Nuzum officiating and the body was taken to the Blaine Memorial Cemetery at Cottageville for burial. He married Ruth See, born 25 July 1854, died 22 June 1945. Mr. Sayre was born at Evans July 6, 1865 a son of Ichabod ìBirdî and Minerva See Sayre. He spent his full life in that vicinity where he was engaged in farming. The survivors include a son, Otmer F. Sayre of Evans, and two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Schnelle of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Gertrude Day of Miami, Florida, and two grandsons, Everett Sayre of Evans and William J. Sayre of Chicago, Illinois, and two great-granddaughters. His only granddaughter, Kathryn Run Pendergast, preceded him in death a few years ago. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 6 May 1949)

Derrick, Carolyn

        Carolyn Derrick, little 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Addlson Derrick of near Sissonville, was instantly killed Thursday afternoon when she was struck by a truck as she attempted to cross the highway near her home. Cpl. C. C. Stewart and Trooper A. V. Clay of the Ripley State Police detachment said the little girl, after alighting from another vehicle with her mother, started across the highway when she was run over by a truck driven by Walter Leroy Goff, 22, of North Charleston. The officer said the driver attempted to swerve his truck to avoid hitting the child. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Roger Dale and Gregory Derrick; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Cunningham of Sissonville Road and Melvin derrick of Sissonville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 6 May 1949)

Casto, Boyd Farel

        Funeral services for Boyd Farel Casto, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Casto of Given, will be held from the Moss Chapel Church this (Wednesday) afternoon with the Rev. John Collins officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery. The young man died on Sunday following a long illness. Death had been expected, friends of the family said. Survivors, in addition to the parents, include a sister, Mrs. Flotella Starcher, and the grandparents, Mrs. Iva Casto and Mr. and Mrs. John Sargent, all of Given. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 6 May 1949)

Ferguson, Ann

        Ann Ferguson, 16 year old daughter of County Superintendent Robert Ferguson of Pt. Pleasant, and a niece of Don Ferguson of Ripley, died at the Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio on Monday following an illness of several weeks. The funeral service will be held at Pt. Pleasant this (Wednesday) afternoon. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 6 May 1949)

Bowles, Joseph S.

        The Reverend Joseph S. Bowles III was born in Jackson County Feb. 10, 1861. His parents were Rev. M. V. Bowles and Mary Raborn Bowles. He was licensed to preach and entered the Western Virginia Conference on trial, in the same class with his father, in 1886. He taught school for several years in Jackson County. In the course of his active ministry he served in four conferences, Western Virginia, Missouri, West Texas and Central Texas. Brother Bowles was married twice. His first marriage was to Miss Mary Bailey, of Troy Missouri, in 1892. Of this union three children were born, but only two survive: Mrs. Anna Duff, Riniman, Troy, Missouri and Laurence R. Bowles of Van Horn, Texas. Mary died in 1907 and in 1910 Brother Bowles was married to Miss Flora Gatlin, of Goldthwaite, Texas. To this union was born a son, Major Joseph S. Bowles of Camp Lee, Virginia, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary OíNeal. Sister Flora Bowles and daughter are at home, in Fort Worth, Texas, to mourn the loss of husband and father, who passed to his heavenly home on December 29, 1948. Rev. Bowles was a first cousin of Mrs. J. D. Corbin of Kenna, and Mrs. Ella Hutchinson and Hoadly Bowles, both of Ripley, Jackson County. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 6 May 1949)

Litton, Mary Ann Westfall

        Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Litton, who died at her home near Gay on Tuesday night, were held from the Briscoe Church on Thursday with Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating and burial was in the Litton Cemetery. Mrs. Litton had been seriously ill for some time and death had been expected. She was born August 27, 1890, a daughter of John and Sarah Whiting Westfall. On Feb. 28, 1914 she married Samuel Litton. Surviving are two brothers, Frank Westfall of Charleston and Wilson Westfall of Gay, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Tolley of Ripley and Mrs. Nora Tolley of Gay. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 6 May 1949)

Bradley, Phoebe Agnes Doughty

        Mrs. Phoebe Agnes Bradley, 84, died suddenly at her Sandyville home at noon Saturday of what members of the family said appeared to be a heart attack. She had been in failing health for some time. The funeral service was held at the Grasslick Baptist Church at Kenna on Monday afternoon with the Rev. Rankin Roach officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bradley was born June 17, 164 in Meigs County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Wesley and Rachel Scarberry Doughty. She first married E. J. Williams, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. She later married J. D. Bradley, who survives, in addition to the following children: Elijah Williams of Shade, Ohio, Mrs. Lloyd Bradley of Sandyville, Mrs. R. N. Hatcher of Ripley, and Mrs. C. V. Shamblen of Kenna, and one sister, Mrs. Susan Scarberry of Proctorville, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 13 May 1949)

Lester, Carrie McKown

        Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Vail Funeral Home here for Mrs. Carrie McKown Lester, 78 year old widow of the late J. R. Lester, and the burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Roy W. Fisher was in charge of the funeral rites. Mrs. Lester died at a Spencer hospital on Saturday, where she had been a patient only a few days. She was born at Ripley on April 27, 1871, a daughter of James W. and Margaret Miller McKown. In Sept. 1897 she married J. R. Lester, a well known druggist in Ripley during his lifetime. Surviving are on son, Harry R. Lester of Ripley; three brothers, Homer McKown of New Matamoras, Ohio, James D. McKown of Ohio, and Rex McKown of Crow Summitt; two sisters, Mrs. O. P. Oldham of St. Albans and Mrs. Edna Oldham of Ripley, and a grandson, Robert C. Lester of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 13 May 1949)

Stewart, Samuel D.

        Samuel D. Stewart, formerly a resident of Kenna but for a number of years a resident of Ohio, died at his home near Akron on Tuesday of last week. Relatives said that he had been in failing health for some time. The funeral and burial services were held in Canton, Ohio on Thursday afternoon with numerous friends and relatives present for the last rites. Mr. Stewart was a school teacher and engaged in farming while he was a resident of Jackson County. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 13 May 1949)

Wilson, Robert R.

        Funeral services for Robert R. Wilson were held from the home at Ripley Tuesday morning with the Rev. Roy W. Fisher officiating, and the burial was in the Warner Chapel Cemetery at Kenna. Mr. Wilson died at his home here Saturday night after being critically ill for several days. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Abby Gordon Wilson; five sons, Vanness, Perry and Oval Wilson, all of Ripley, Fred Wilson of West Richfield, Ohio and William Wilson of Given; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Berry of Riply, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Williams of Long Bottom, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 13 May 1949)

Cochran, Edward Lee

        Edward Lee Cochran, one day old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Farley Cochran of Given, died at the family home on Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday with Rev. Joe Ziegler in charge and the burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The deceased is survived by the parents and two brothers, Denzil and Donald and three sisters, Orgae, Wanda and Helen, all at home. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 13 May 1949)

Smith, Edgar Don

        Edgar Don Smith, 26, a son of the late E. N. Smith of Leon RFD, died at the Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio, Saturday of injuries received when he fell from a National Guard truck at Pt. Pleasant Friday afternoon at the Ordinance Works where he was employed. The funeral service was conducted at the Mt. Olive EUB Church Monday with Rev. F. H. Capehart officiating and the burial was in the Suncrest Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran, serving three years in the US Navy as a Storekeeper First Class. Eighteen months of his service was spent in England. He was a graduate of Pt. Pleasant High School and had attended Marshall College. Survivors include his wife, Riffle Smith; one son, Michael Don Smith, ten months old; his mother, Mrs. Thena J. Smith; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Ruth Hunter, Mrs. Norma Bertolett and Linda Sue Smith, all of the Morgan community. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 13 May 1949)

Houchen, Vincent M.

        Funeral services for Vincent M. Houchen, 57, were held from the Vail Funeral Home Sunday afternoon and the body was taken to the Independence cemetery at Sandyville for burial. Mr. Houchen, who had been ill for some time, died at his home here last Friday evening. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Martha Ellen Houchen of Parkersburg; his wife, Mrs. Rose Ellen Houchen; five children, Chester of Ripley, George of Smithsville, Clifford of Charleston, Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson of Littleton, and Mrs. Opan Clark of Belpre, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Orena Conner of Parkersburg; four brothers, C. C. Houchen of Williamstown, Earl Houchen of Parkersburg, Otis Houchen of Vincent, Ohio and Corbitt Houchen of Ripley, and four grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 13 May 1949)

Walters, Mary Ethelean Parson

        Funeral services for Mrs. Ethelean Walters, 65, a native of Jackson County and born at Ripley n October 30, 1883, and former resident of Ripley, were held Thursday afternoon from the Hopkins Funeral Home in Akron with Rev. Melvin Moore officiating and the burial was in the Greenmont Cemetery in that city. Mrs. Walters died there at the home of her son, Everett, on Tuesday following a prolonged illness. She was a daughter of the late A. T. and Lenoara Parsons of Ripley, and is survived by two sons, Herman A. and James Everett Walters, both of Akron; two brothers, James N. Parsons of Akron and W. E. Parsons of Ripley; six sisters, Mrs. G. W. (Emily) Simmons of Ripley, Mrs. E. F. (Margery) Parrish, Mrs. Camden C. (Anna) Casto, Mrs. L. C. (Susan) Windland, Mrs. H. K. (Lexia) Howe and Miss Alma Parsons, all of Akron, Ohio. She was married to A. J. Walters, who preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 13 May 1949)

Covey, Lucretia Agnes Mangus

        Mrs. Lucretia Agnes Covey, 64, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Noble Hamon, of Carpenter, Ohio. The funeral service was held at Charleston Friday afternoon and burial was in a cemetery there. The Covey family formerly lived at Advent in Jackson County until just a few years ago. In addition to the daughter at whose home she died, Mrs. Covey is survived by her husband, Bilton Covey; two other daughters, Mrs. Idras Miller of Charleston and Mrs. Reva Mandeville of South Charleston; four brothers, George Mangus of Charleston, Dennis Mangus of Dayton, Ohio, E. B. Mangus of Eleanor, (Putnam County) and Silas Mangus of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. William (ìTillieî) (Matilda) Smith of Clendenin and Mrs. Demarris Parsons of Sunbury, Ohio, and 14 grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 13 May 1949)

Crihfield, James Orville

        James Orville Crihfield, three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Crihfield of Belgrove, died last week at the home. The cause of death was reported to have been whooping cough. The funeral service was held at the home Wednesday afternoon and the burial was in the Big Run Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 13 May 1949)

Waybright, Lucille Parsons

        Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Waybright, 66, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 oíclock from the home in Williamstown with the Rev. Paul McKain of Williamstown Methodist Church officiating, and the body was brought to the Pine Hill Cemetery in Ripley for burial. She died at her Williamstown home on Wednesday. Mrs. Waybright was born in Ripley on Sept. 10, 1882, a daughter of the late Judge William A. and Mrs. Parsons. She lived at Ripley for many years, later moving to Huntington and then to Williamstown. Her husband, James Otmer Waybright, died in 1918. She is survived by a son, James O. Waybright of Williamstown; daughters, Mrs. Scott A. Ford of Beckley and Mrs. C. J. Burgess of Narrows, West Virginia; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Board of Buffalo, and three grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 20 May 1949)

Whaley, Mrs. John B.

        Mrs. John B. Whaley, 74, formerly of Rockcastle, died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Virgil Kay, of Lisbon, Ohio and the funeral and burial services were held there on Saturday. Mrs. Whaley is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. Paul A. Ray of Dunbar, Mrs. Ruby Canterbury of Charleston, Mrs. Jack Fryer of Steubenville, Ohio and Mrs. Carrie Hemsley, also of Steubenville, Ohio; a son, John Whaley of Steubenville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 20 May 1949)

Naylor, Blanche Robinson

        Funeral services were held at the Warden Chapel Methodist Church at Medina Friday afternoon for Mrs. Blanche Naylor, 66, wife of Leonard G. Naylor, who died at home there suddenly on Wednesday evening. The Rev. Frank Caltrider officiated at the service and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Naylor was talking with her husband when he returned from his work on the farm when she suddenly collapsed and died. She was a native of Washington County, Ohio and was a daughter of Charles and Melissa Robinson, and was born April 30, 1883 in Washington County, Ohio. In the winter of 1897-1898 she came to visit her uncle and aunt, the late Mr. and Mrs. E. J. ìSquireî Robinson. During that visit she became acquainted with Mr. Naylor and they were married on March 27, 1902 and have since resided in the Medina community. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are six sons, Raymond Gilbert, Charles Edward, James Vernon and Leonard Earle Naylor, all of Parkersburg, Clyde Robert Naylor of Wiseburg, and Glendon Naylor of Martins Ferry, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Belle Skinner and Mrs. Clarice Gae Buie, both of Akron, and Mrs. Mary Rebecca Trantham of Proctorville, Ohio; one brother, James W. Robinson of Caldwell, Ohio, and 18 grandchildren. Three grandchildren preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 20 May 1949)

Lanham, Roy

        Roy Lanham, 51, merchant at Romance, died suddenly at his home there on Tuesday of last week and the funeral service was held from the residence Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Jack Slater officiating and the burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dessie Lanham; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Wright of Romance and Miss Nellie Lanham at home; five brothers, Elmer of Sissonville, Ola of Charleston, Russell, Clearm and Clair, all of Romance; two sisters, Mrs. Oma Fisher of Kenna and Mrs. Ruby Ray of Sissonville, and two grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 20 May 1949)

Landfried, Katherine A.

        Miss Katherine A. Landfried, of East Liverpool, Ohio, died Thursday in the City Hospital there, following a three-month illness. She was 28 years of age, a daughter of Harry K. and Mabel Armstrong Landfried. Miss Landfried was born in East Liverpool on March 8, 1921. Rites were held Monday in the Kelly Funeral Home by Rev. M. Rudolph Miller, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery. Besides her parents, she leaves four brothers, Norman, Robert, William and Lester Landfried, and two sisters, Anna and Louise Landfried, all at home. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 20 May 1949)

Skidmore, H. Warren

        Funeral services for H. Warren Skidmore, 53, were held from the Parchment Chapel Church at Given Sunday afternoon with the Rev. E. Ray Cole officiating and the burial was in the Given Cemetery. Mr. Skidmore died at the Veterans Hospital in Huntington on Friday. He was a son of the late John B. and Eda Skidmore, and taught school in Jackson County and later worked at the Bank of Ripley and then at the Charleston National Bank. He was a World War I veteran and for sometime had been a traveling salesman. Surviving besides his mother are two brothers, Virgil F. of South Charleston and Otis M. of Charleston; five sisters, Mrs. Harry Kelly, Mrs. Golden Hager and Mrs. Charles Stone, all of Charleston, Mrs. Marion Dilley of Marlinton and Mrs. Morris Kenton of Boomer. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 20 May 1949)

Wilson, James Harrison

        Funeral services for James Harrison Wilson, 25, killed in action during World War II, will be held from the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilson at Fairplain on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and the burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. The body arrived at the Vail Mortuary here on Monday. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are his widow, Helen Reeder of Nashville, Tennessee; two half-brothers, Joe Walker of Jenkin Jones, WV and Memery Walker of Steele, and a sister, Mrs. Jessie Mellom of Mariana, WV. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 27 May 1949)

Milhoan, Earl Oscar

        Funeral services for Earl Oscar Milhoan, 51, who died in a Charleston hospital following a short illness, were held from the Nitro Baptist Church Saturday afternoon and the body was brought to the Ravenswood Cemetery for burial. He was a time-keeper for the American Viscose Corp. for 15 years. Surviving are his widow, Catherine of Nitro; four sons, Arlo, Lowell and Darrell, all at home, and Vaughn, serving in the US Marine Corps at San Diego, California; four brothers, Dr. A. W. Milhoan of Nitro, John, George and Okey Milhoan, all of Winningan, Missouri, and a foster-sister, Mrs. Gladys Rogers of Huntington. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 27 May 1949)

Parsons, George W.

        Funeral services for George W. Parsons, 82, who died at his home near Sissonville on Saturday morning, were held from the Sun Light Baptist Church Sunday afternoon and the body was taken to the Jarrett Cemetery for burial. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maggie Parsons; one son, James W. Parsons of Sissonville RFD; two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Jordan of Ripley and Mrs. Bell Ashby of Romance; four brothers, Perry, Elkanah, both of Charleston, and Joseph and John Parsons, both of Kenna; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 27 May 1949)

Skidmore, Joanna Burford

        Funeral services for Mrs. Joanna Burford Skidmore, 84, were held from the Fairview Church near Fairplain on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. C. S. Thompson and Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Skidmore died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George W. Thomas, of Charleston. Surviving are one son, Harry R. Skidmore of Poca; one sister, Mrs. Pete McConihay of Charleston RFD 3, seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 27 May 1949)

Todd, Lottie Hall

        Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie Hall Todd, 60, of Avalon, Pa. and a native of Jackson County, were held at Avalon on Wednesday. She died in a Pittsburgh hospital the previous Sunday following a three day illness. Survivors include her husband, H. B. Todd, and a nephew, Glen G. Hall of Ripley, who with Mr. Hall attended the funeral. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 27 May 1949)

Smith, Symantha Elizabeth Fields

        Funeral services for Mrs. Symantha Elizabeth Smith, 71, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. N. Anderson at Charleston on Saturday, were held at the Community Mission Church on Tuesday with Rev. Edwin Parsons officiating and the burial was in the family cemetery at Advent. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Almeda Alls of Sissonville, Mrs. Arvie Priscilla Patton of RFD 1, Charleston, and Mrs. E. F. Milam of Dunbar; three sons, Howard M. of Charleston, Dell E. of Sissonville and Rev. Ottie S. Smith of RFD 1, Charleston; nine sisters, Mrs. Charley Rhodes and Mrs. Eddie Reed, both of RFD 1 , Charleston, Mrs. Andrew Carpenter of Charleston, Mrs. Samuel Landers, Mrs. Tessie Fields and Mrs. Clodia Fields, all of Kentuck, Mrs. Leonard Hinzman of Advent, Mrs. Bernice Hinzman and Mrs. Donald Rollins, both of RFD 3 Charleston; two brothers, Frank Fields and James D. Fields of Charleston, 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 27 May 1949)

Eagle, Martha Hartley-Ludwig

        Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) for Mrs. Martha Ludwig Eagle, 88, who died on Monday at her home in the Liverpool community. The service will be at the Liverpool Methodist Church and the Rev. J. E. Warren will officiate and the burial will be in the church cemetery. Commonly known as ìAunt Marthaî, she was born October 10, 1860 at Ripley, daughter of Sprauder and Catherine Hartley. She was married to Nelson Ludwig, who preceded her in death in Oct. 1909. She was later remarried to H. C. Eagle, who also preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Molly Ludwig at home, and Mrs. Ora B. Harris of Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren, Orville Hoffman of Vienna, Mrs. D. E. Alfred of Marietta, and Frank Harris of Akron, and two great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 3 June 1949)

Vannest, Mrs. L. C.

        Mrs. L. C. Vannest died at her home at Hemlock on Tuesday of last week and the funeral services were held from the Hemlock EUB Church on Friday afternoon with the Rev. V. F. Williams in charge and the burial was in Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Vannest was born Oct. 8, 1874. Surviving in addition to her husband are four children, H. C. Vannest, H. J. Vannest and Mrs. C. W. Rector, all of Ravenswood, and L. W. Vannest of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and seven grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 3 June 1949)

Harrison, Charles H.

        Services for Pfc. Charles H. Harrison, son of Mrs. Inez M. Boggess of Sissonville, who was killed April 14, 1945 in Germany, were held from the Allen Chapel Church on Allenís Fork on Sunday afternoon with Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating and the burial was in the Asbury Cemetery at Liberty with full military honors. Pfc. Harrison entered the service on March 17, 1944 and went overseas on Nov. 10, 1944. Surviving besides his mother are two brothers, both of whom are serving in the US Marine Corps., Pfc. Lonnie Harrison at Cherry Point, North Carolina and Pfc. Roy E. Harrison at Pearl Harbor, and his grandfather, W. C. Fisher of Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 3 June 1949)

Tatterson, Pauline Shenefield

        Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Shenefield Tatterson, 36 year old wife of Lawrence Tatterson, were held from the Independence Church at Sandyville on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Hobson Fisher officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Tatterson died at her home in Charleston on Friday after an illness of several months. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bert Shenefield of Sandyville and was a graduate of Gilmore High School at Sandyville. She married Mr. Tatterson about eleven years ago. Survivors in addition to the husband include four children, Ruth Evelyn, Carolyn Jean, Lawrence Jr. and Janet Lou, all at home; a sister, Miss Ernestine Shenefield, who cared for her sister during her last illness, another sister, Mrs. Robert Hardesty of Glasgow; and two brothers, Carl of Sandyville and Clyde Shenefield of New Cumberland. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 10 June 1949)

Wheaton, Darrell Eugene

        Six year old Darrell Eugene Wheaton, in what has been described as an effort to help his partially blind mother in starting a fire in the kitchen stove at the family home near Silverton last Friday just before noon, lost his life and the family home was destroyed by the fire in which a brother, John, received severe burns on the forehead and the mother was burned on the arms and hands. The home and all household goods were destroyed by the blaze. Funeral services were held from the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Ravenswood Monday afternoon with Rev. Robert Hughes officiating and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. He is survived by his father, Clarence Wheaton; his mother, Gertrude Pease Wheaton; three sisters, Berrell, Merrell and Ireta, and one brother, John, all at home. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 10 June 1949)

Sayre, Enoch J.

        Death came to Enoch J. Sayre, 81 year old farmer of the Evans Community at his home there on Sunday after an illness of several weeks. He had been a patient a short time ago in a Parkersburg hospital but had been brought back to his home several weeks ago. Mr. Sayre was born at Rockcastle on March 14, 1868, a son of John W. and Nora (Brown) Sayre. He engaged in farming all his life. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Otterbein, where funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Reynolds Sayre, and two sons, Fred B. Sayre and Orville Sayre, both widely known automobile dealers of Ripley. One son preceded the father in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 10 June 1949)

Knapp, Harry

        Funeral services were conducted in Ravenswood on May 26 for Harry Knapp, formerly of Pt. Pleasant, but for a number of years a resident of Jackson County. He was the son of the late Mr. Will Knapp and Lelia Arergale Deweese Knapp. He was born in Arbuckle and married Miss Iola Bear, formerly of Pt. Pleasant, who survives him, also he leaves six children. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Velma Knapp Little of Columbus, Ohio, and a brother, A. O. Knapp of Charleston. His parents and one brother, Everette, preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 10 June 1949)

Cottrill, Virgie

        Funeral services for Miss Virgie Cottrill, 5?, were held from a mortuary in Dunbar on Friday, and the burial was in the Grandview Cemetery. Miss Cottrill died at the home of a sister, Mrs. Alma Murphy, in Charleston, on Thursday. She was a member of the Walnut Grove United Brethren Church in Jackson County and had resided in Charleston for 15 years. The daughter of the late Andrew and Anye Cottrill of Given, she is survived by two other sisters, Mrs. Maxey Mullins of Madison and Mrs. Averal Barker of West Logan; four brothers, George of Red House, E. D. of Dunbar, Dr. A. V. Cottrill of Madison and Alba Cottrill of Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 10 June 1949)

VanNest, Anna Belle Black

        Anna Belle Black VanNest, the daughter of Robert and Katherine Black, was born October 8, 1874 in Jackson County. She was united in marriage to Luther C. VanNest in 1904. A family of three sons and one daughter were born from this union: Lawrence W. of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Mrs. Charles W. Rector of Ravenswood, Harland J. of Wilding and Harry C. VanNest at home. Also surviving are seven grandchildren. Eight brothers and two sisters preceded her to the brighter life in a better land. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the Hemlock EUB Church with the Rev. V. F. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 10 June 1949)

Golden, Elizabeth Lola Benson

        Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Lola Golden, 75, of Sandyville, who died at a Spencer hospital on Friday, were held from the Little Creek church Sunday afternoon and burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. D. C. Guthrie was the officiating minister. Surviving are her husband, Wade Hampton Golden; four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Nester of Washington, Pa., Mrs. Nell Conley of Spencer, Mrs. Opal Horter and Mrs. Hazel Conley, both of New Brighton, Pa., one son, James Golden of Elmira, New York; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Golden of Sandyville and Mrs. Laura Rector of Hemlock; two brothers, Irvin Benson of Ravenswood and Tom Benson of Sandyville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 10 June 1949)

Little, Oley Hamilton

        Oley Hamilton Little, 72, of Leon RFD, and a former county surveyor of Mason County, died at his home Saturday afternoon of a heart attack, according to messages received by his many friends in Ripley and vicinity. He was a son of Enoch and Caroline (Casto) Little. He was born June 28, 1878 and die 11 June 1949. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Segious Little; two sons, Kenneth of Columbus, Ohio and Kermit at home; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Miller of Columbus and Mrs. Laura Sayre of St. Albans; three sisters, Mrs. Belle Jividen of Red House, Mrs. Iva Jividen of Dunbar and Mrs. Pearl Greenlee of Leon, and three grandchildren, Clinton Sayre of St. Albans, Harold Dewey Little and Bettie Lou Henry of Columbus, Ohio. A short service was held at the home yesterday (Tuesday) with additional services at the Mt. Olive Church with Rev. Bert Sayre officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 17 June 1949)

Hickel, Melissa Jane Starcher

        Mrs. Melissa Jane Hickel, 75, widow of the late O. D. Hichel, died at her home in Ripley last Friday evening after being in declining health for some time. The funeral service was held at the Fairview Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. Rankin Roach officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hickel was born at Given on October 1, 1873, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Starcher, early residents of that section of the county. On July 14, 1895, she married O. D. Hickel, who preceded her in death. She had resided in the Given community all her life until a few months ago when she came to Ripley to live. Survivors include a son, Brady Hickel of Ripley, at whose home she died; a grandson, Brady Hickel Jr. of Given; a great-grandchild, Juanita Mae Hickel of Given; two brothers, J. C. and S. R. Starcher, both of Given, and two sisters, Mrs. Ross Lewis of Nitro and Mrs. Maggie Starcher of Given. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 17 June 1949)

Osenbaugh, Calvin

        Funeral services for Calvin Osenbaugh, 72, who died at a Charleston Hospital last Wednesday, were held from the Parsons Funeral Home Chapel here Monday afternoon with the Rev. D. C. Guthrie officiating and the burial was in the Otterbein Cemetery. Mr. Osenbaugh is survived by two sons, Calvin of Chicago and Floyd of Amarillo, Texas. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 17 June 1949)

Robinson, Fred D.

        Burial services for Fred D. Robinson, 63, former Jackson countian who died at a Clarksburg hospital Friday after being critically ill for several days, were held at Ravenswood Monday afternoon and the burial was in the cemetery there. The regular funeral service had been held at the Methodist Church at Grafton on Sunday. Mr. Robinson, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Robinson, was born at Medina in Jackson County, grew to manhood there and became a well known public school teacher. He later went to Grafton to teach and later became principal of the elementary school there, a position he held at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to the former Mary Ellen Archer, a daughter of Michael H. Archer of Sandyville. Mrs. Robinson and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Margaret Wilson (born 2 June 1917, married R. Edwin Wilson) of Pittsburgh, Pa. survive. Their only son, Lt. Francis Clay Robinson (born 27 Aug 1915) was killed in action in World War II. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 24 June 1949)

Gandee, Harold E.

        Another of Jackson Countyís World War II heroes will come home next Sunday for his final sleep in the soil which was ìhomeî during the brief year he spent among the living. S/Sgt. Harold E. Gandee, who at the age of 23 was killed in action over Germany while serving with the 562nd Bomb Squadron of the 338th Bomb Group of the 8th US Army Air Force on April 11, 1944. The service will be held Sunday afternoon at the Stone Lick Methodist Church near Kenna with the Rev. Hobson D. Fisher in charge and burial will be in the Gandee cemetery. S/Sgt Gandee was born at Charleston on March 3, 1921. He was a graduate of Ripley High School and was employed by Libby-Owens Glass at the time he entered the service. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Gandee; one brother, Howard L. Gandee of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Delaney of Charleston and Mrs. Hilda Rankin of Kenna; his paternal grandfather, C. M. Gandee, and two nieces and one nephew. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 24, June 1949)

Balser, Sarah E.

        Funeral services will be held at the Independence Church at Sandyville this (Wednesday) afternoon for Mrs. Sarah E. Balser, 89, who died of a heart condition at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dessie Nine, in Washington, Pa. on Sunday afternoon. The body arrived at the Vail Mortuary on Monday and will remain there until the time for the service, which will be under the direction of Rev. T. L. Miles. Mrs. Balser broke her hip in a fall about eight weeks prior to her death. She was born Nov. 26, 1859, died 19 June 1949. On Nov. 3, 1877 she married Franklin Balser, who preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Virgil of Dunbar, Marshall of Parkersburg, Henr7y of Ravenswood, and Clarence of Grafton; four daughters, Mrs. Blanche Nine of Elkins, Mrs. Dessie Nine of Washington, Pa., Mrs. Jennie Staats of New Haven, and Mrs. Mary Staats of Ripley, 24 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. S. W. Rhodes, and one son, Floyd Balser. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 24 June 1949)

Huffman, Mary Pluma Phillips

        Funeral services were held yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon at the Allenís Fork Church for Mrs. Mary Pluma Huffman, 52, who was killed Sunday morning as she walked along US Rt. 21 near her home just north of Charleston. The Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiated at the service and burial was in the Boggess Cemetery. The driver of the car which struck Mrs. Huffman was Cornelius Carl Snodgrass of Charleston, whom police said they have charged with manslaughter, hit and run driving and drunken driving. The victim is survived by her husband, Owen E. Huffman; a son, Charles Huffman of Sissonville; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Daoust and Mrs. L. L. Harper, both of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. Spicey Matthews of Charleston and Mrs. Grace Higginbotham Sissonville; eight brothers, Rome Phillips of Charleston, and John, Marion, Summers, Jessie, Okle, Senate and Ott Phillips, all of Sissonville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 24 June 1949)

Parsons, Cora H.

        Funeral services for Mrs. Cora H. Parsons, 60, who died at her home in Charleston on Sunday, were held from the Mountain Mission in Charleston Tuesday with Rev. Hobson D. Fisher and Rev. U. B. Atkinson officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery near Fairplain. Surviving are the husband, Vernon Parsons; two sons, Paul at home, and Henry C. Boggess of Virginia; one step-son, Wilson Parsons of Kanawha Two-Mile; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Winters of Fairplain and Mrs. Mattie Tucker of Toledo, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 24 June 1949)

Fleming, David G. Jr.

        Graveside services were held at the Ravenswood Cemetery Sunday afternoon for David G. Fleming Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David Fleming of Charleston, who died in a hospital there on Saturday. Dr. H. A. Rhodes officiated at the service. Survivors include the parents; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. W. H. Fleming of Ravenswood and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Comer of Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 24 June 1949)

Smith, Samuel C.

        Funeral services for Samuel C. Smith, 77, of Dixie, Nicholas County, were held there Friday afternoon and the body was brought back to Advent, Jackson County, for burial. Surviving are his wife, Rosie smith; four sons, George, Ernest, Robert L. and Walter Smith, all of Dixie; one daughter, Mrs. Dolly Nutter of Vaughn; two step-daughters, Mrs. Emma D. Board of Indire and Mrs. Maude Williams of Clear Creek; one brother, Lloyd Smith of South Parkersburg, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ferrell of Little Sandy. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 1 July 1949)

Casto, Lillie May

        Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Casto, 77, widow of the late Dr. O. J. Casto, were held at McPherson, Kansas, Thursday afternoon and burial was in a cemetery there. She died the previous Sunday night. Mrs. Casto formerly lived at Evans, later moving to Ripley, and a few years later she and Dr. Casto moved to Garden City, Kansas. She had been a resident of McPherson for seven years and prior to that time lived for more than 30 years in Hutchinson, Kansas. Dr. Casto died in 1921. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Frankie C. Babbitt of Hutchinson and Mrs. Donald L. Crawford of McPherson; two sons, O. J. Casto of Oakland, California and Keith Casto of McPherson; seven grandchildren and two brothers. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8 July 1949)

Casto, Howard Arthur

        Funeral services for Howard Arthur Casto, 59, who died at his home near Fairplain on Thursday after a long illness, were held from the church there on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Franklin Roach officiating and the burial was in the Webster Cemetery. Mr. Casto was born on January 9, 1890, a son of the late Ernest D. and Molly Waugh Casto. He married Eva M. Lewis and spent his life in the Given-Fairplain communities engaging in farming. Survivors include the widow, Eva Lewis Casto; three sons, Arthur O. and Eugene L. Casto, both of Dunbar, and Ardath E. Casto, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Louella Crane of Dunbar; four brothers, Glenn Casto of Pittsburgh, Everett and Lohan Casto, both of Canton, Ohio and Luther Casto of South Charleston; seven sisters, Mrs. Wanona Bowles of Charleston, Mrs. Dale Norris of Strasburg, Ohio, Mrs. Ada Raines of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Lucy Sigmon of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Leona Williams of Canton, Mrs. Laura Given of Columbus and Mrs. Carrie Ferrell of Pt. Pleasant, and one grandchild, Martha E. Casto of Dunbar. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8 July 1949)

Tolley, Emzy M.

        Emzy M. Tolley, 76, died Thursday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Burdette of Sissonville, with whom he had made his home. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Tolley; three sons, Ray of Canton, Ohio, Kenna of Ripley and Blondie of Akron, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Martha Moore of Walton, Mrs. Burdette of Sissonville, Mrs. Laura Woodfield of Charleston and Mrs. Flota Casto of Parkersburg; and one brother, Hayes Tolley of Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8 July 1949)

Tolley, Emzy Mick Donald

        Mr. Emzy Mick Donald Tolley of Staats Mills, was born March 29, 1873 and departed this life June 30, 1949 at the age of 76 years, 3 months and one day. Mr. Tolley died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Burdette at Charleston, while he was there under the care of a doctor. Burial services were held at the Grass Lick cemetery near Staats Mills on Friday morning July 1, 1949. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Tolley and to this union the following children were born: Mrs. Martha Moore of Walton; Mrs. Rosa Burdette of Charleston; Mrs. Lucy Woodfell of Charleston and Mrs. Flota Casto of Parkersburg; Roy Tolley of Canton, Ohio; Kenna Tolley of Ripley and Blonda Tolley of Charleston, 39 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Nellie and Mamie Tolley, preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 29 July 1949)

Smith, Grace Marie Gibbons

        Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Marie Smith, who died at her South Charleston home on Sunday after a long illness, will be held from a mortuary there this (Wednesday) morning with the Rev. Ralph Price officiating and the body will be brought to Sandyville for burial in the Independence Cemetery this afternoon. Surviving are the husband, G. E. Smith; one son, Carroll, at home; two daughters, Doris and Delores, both at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gibbons of Sandyville, and two brothers, Lloyd of Athens, Ohio and Claude of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8, July 1949)

Burdette, R. Dow

        Funeral services were held at Charleston Thursday afternoon for R. Dow ìCurleyî Burdette, 39, who died of burns in a Charleston hospital on Tuesday. The body was brought to the Burdette Cemetery near Romance for burial. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Burdette; four sisters, Mrs. J. S. Sisson and Mrs. H. D. Jones, both of Charleston, Mrs. Lucy Charpookes of Detroit Michigan and Mrs. J. C. Baldwin of Lexington, Kentucky; four brothers, E. L. of Charleroi, Pa., C. E. of Charleston, Ray of Lewisburg and Denver of Sissonville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 8 July, 1949)

Moore, Connie Sue

        Graveside services for Connie Sue Moore, the infant daughter of Pearl and Norene Moore of Medina, who died in a Parkersburg hospital on Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at the Ravenswood Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Caltrider officiating. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two half-brothers and three half-sisters; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ettie Moore of Silverton, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Beymer of Sandyville Rt. 4. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 July 1949)

Maguire, Annie Belle Armstrong

        Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at St. Johnís Episcopal Church for Mrs. Annie Belle Armstrong Maguire, who died Saturday afternoon at her home at 700 Madison Avenue, Huntington, WV. The last surviving member of a family which included Dr. W. W. Armstrong and Harry S. Armstrong of Ripley, and Mrs. Clara Starcher of Huntington, she was the daughter of Judge Virgil Stuart and Annie Jane Thompson Armstrong. Born in Ripley on November 29, 1871, she attended school at Barboursville, where she studied music, and also studied music in Philadelphia. She was married in 1915 to Dr. John W. Maguire. They moved to Hutchinson, Kansas, and later to Huntington, where Dr. Maguire died in 1917. Mrs. Maguire was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Huntington, whose former pastor, the Rev. S. Roger Tyler, conducted services here. Surviving are the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Elizabeth McGrew, Mrs. Charles B. Snaith and Tracy Starcher of Ripley; Robert Starcher of Huntington; Watson Starcher of Lewisburg; Charles Starcher of Orlando, Florida, and Stuart P. Armstrong of Charleston. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Charles W. Starcher and Mrs. Harry S. Armstrong of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 July 1949)

Lott, Mae Elizabeth

        Funeral services for Mae Elizabeth Lott, who died Saturday at the Camden-Clark Hospital in Parkersburg on 9 July 1949, age 16-6-8, following a three weeks illness, were held Monday morning at the Independence Church at Sandyville and the burial followed in the church cemetery. She was a student at Ravenswood High School. She was born Jan. 1, 1933 in Jackson County. The survivors include the parents, Forest E. and Velma Lott of Windy, and three sisters, Marie, Doris and Ruth Ann Lott. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 July 1949)

Braham, James

        James Braham, of Ravenswood, a veteran of World War I, died Friday at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, following two years of failing health. He was born at Ripley, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Braham. He had been a resident of Ravenna for the past 35 years. Military services were held Tuesday at the C. E. Wolfe Funeral Home in Ravenna, Rev. H. V. Kyer officiating, and burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Surviving are three sons, George, Fred and William, all of Ravenna; three sisters, Mrs. Flossie Balser of Black Horse, Ohio, Mrs. Ruby Miller of West Virginia and Mrs. Iva Rhodes of Given; three brothers, Charles of Martinsville, Virginia, Kenneth of Brady Lake, Ohio and Cecil of Ravenna, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and two infant daughters; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Clark and Mrs. Reda Miller; two brothers, Jessie and Henry Braham and his parents. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 July 1949)

Curry, John Breckenridge

        John Breckenridge Curry, 79, former resident of Sandyville, died at his home in Los Angeles, California, it was learned here Friday. The funeral was conducted Saturday in Los Angeles. Born at Sandyville, he was the son of the late James H. and Mary L. Curry. He spent most of his life in the Jackson County community. In addition to his daughter, Mrs. Raleigh Williams of Parkersburg, he is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons, all of Los Angeles, several grandchildren, two brothers, Amos A. Curry of Belpre, Ohio and Findley P. Curry of Sandyville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 July 1949)

Boso, C. L.

        C. L. ìLouî Boso, died at his home in Sandyville Tuesday morning and funeral arrangements were being completed last night. Mr. Boso had been a patient in a Charleston hospital for three weeks in March and then returned to his home and was later taken to a Parkersburg hospital where he was a patient for four weeks during which time one leg was amputated. He was brought home last Friday. He was born in the Utica community on Cavin Fork in Grant District, a son of Sylvertor Green Boso and Nancy (ÖÖ.) Boso, and was one of a family of fifteen children, thirteen of whom grew to maturity. His first wife, Maude Meredith, died in 1917, and on June 8, 1921 he married Grace Gilpin, who with the following children of the former marriage survive: Rev. A. E. Boso, Miss Cecile Boso, Carroll G. Boso and Mrs. Verna Archer, preceded him in death. Other survivors include three brothers, George W. of Parkersburg, Samuel G. of Connecticut and Harrison M. of Belleville, and three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Nohe and Mrs. Bertha Sollenberger, of Kent, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary Moore of Belleville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 July 1949)

Casto, Luther

        Funeral services for Luther Casto, 64 year old farmer who died at his Staats Mills home last Friday of heart disease, were held from the Ephesus Church on Grasslick on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. James Anderson officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Casto was born at Fairplain on June 14, 1884, a son of A. A. and Rue Thomas Casto. He lived in that section of the county all his life. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sadie Casto; a brother, Ervin Casto of Grasslick, and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Wolfe of Sissonville, Mrs. Minnie Shamblen of Charleston, and Mrs. Bertha Raines of Evans. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 July 1949)

Kerns, George Walter

        George Walker Kerns, 69, a retired boiler operator, died at his home at Spring Hill last Thursday. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Esta Kerns; three sons, Orville and Arnold, both of Akron, and Roy of New York, and two daughters, Mrs. Zoby Landers of Liberty and Mrs. Alice Skeen of Kentuck. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 July 1949)

Baker, John A.

        Funeral services for John A Baker, who died Sunday at his home in Ravenswood, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Chambers Funeral Home and interment was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mr. Baker born in 1866, the son of Andrew S. and Margaret Howard Baker. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Corda Whited, Mrs. Daisy Carpenter, and Mrs. Bessie Coen, all of Vienna, Mrs. Georgia Hudson of Ravenswood and Mrs. Beryl Casto of Parkersburg; three sons, Hallie Baker of Vienna, Harl Baker of Parkersburg and Charles Baker of Ravenswood; one sister, Mrs. Ida Bosworth of Ravenswood; a half-brother, O. L. McGlothlin of Ravenna, Ohio, and 35 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 July 1949)

Jones, Alice Fay

        Funeral services for Alice Fay Jones, 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Jones of Sherman, who died unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, were held Saturday afternoon at the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. A freshman at Ravenswood High School, she is survived by her parents; three sisters, Charlotte Louise, Jaqueline Sue and Lois Ann Jones; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Jones, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Smith, all of Sherman. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 July 1949)

Jones, Alice Faye

        Again the death angel visited our home and took from our midst our darling Alice Faye, eldest daughter of Francis and Lucille Jones. She was born Nov. 17, 1935, departed this life July 13, 1949 at the age of 13 years, 7 months and 26 days. She had been ill from birth with a heart ailment. Her death was sudden. Funeral services were conducted from the Chambers Funeral Home Saturday with Rev. Kenneth B. Adams of the Lynn Street Church of Christ in Parkersburg officiating, and burial was in the Ravenswood cemetery. Surviving are the parents and three sisters, Charlotte Louree, Lois Amy and Jacqueline Sue; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jones and a host of other relatives. An infant sister, Connie Lou, preceded her in death in 1943. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 29 July 1949)

Wilcox, Frank

        Frank Wilcox, aged farmer of Sandyville, died at his home last Thursday morning. He had been ill for the past two years and during the two weeks prior to his death his condition had been critical. The funeral was held at the Odaville church with burial in the Sarvis Fork Cemetery. Rev. Frank Caltrider officiated at the service on Friday. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 July 1949)

Burton, Francis Clyde

        Funeral services were held at the Limestone Hill Methodist Church Sunday afternoon for Pfc. Francis Clyde Burton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burton of Windy, whose body arrived home from the Philippines Saturday afternoon. The Rev. V. J. Lathey officiated at the service and the burial was in the church cemetery with the American Legion conducting graveside rites. Pfc. Burton was killed in action July 25, 1945 on Mindanao in the Philippines. He was born August 14, 1910 and was inducted into the service in 1943. He was first assigned to the 24th Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas and was later transferred to Company A, 21st Infantry Regiment, and sent to the South Pacific. Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Geneva Burton of Parkersburg; four brothers, Charles Burton of Windy, Richard and Glen Burton, both of Parkersburg, and Edward Burton of San Antonio, Texas, and five sisters, Mrs. Gail Wine of Palestine, Mrs. Jessie Harbin of Sandyville, Mrs. Opal Thompson of Parkersburg, Mrs. Amy Johnson of Mineral Wells, and Mrs. Edith Allman of Rockport. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 July 1949)

Shirley, Virginia Orva Morris

        Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Orva Shirley, 49, who died last Saturday after being a patient for several weeks in Pinecrest Sanitorium in Beckley, were held Monday morning from the Hopewell Baptist Church at Mt. Alto with the Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Shirley was born in Jackson County on July 6, 1900, a daughter of J. H. and Margaret Casto Morris. On June 13, 1929 she married Norman Shirley, who with the following survive: a son, Harold Shirley, and a daughter, Janell Shirley, both at home; two brothers, Oshel Morris of Youngstown and Wendell Morris of Ripley; two sisters, Ova Stephens of Gay and Orza Stover of Ripley, and her father, J. H. Morris, also of Ripley. Two children, John and Violet, preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 July 1949)

Roush, John S.

        Funeral services for John S. Roush, Letart Rt. 2, were held at the home on Thursday with the Rev. George W. Elrick, Lutheran minister, officiating. Mr. Roush, the son of Andrew Jackson Roush and Almira Fry Roush, was born on January 23, 1866 in Mason County, was educated in that county, and took up farming which he continued throughout his life. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Roush, a son, Robert J. Roush, one daughter, Mrs. Grace Mosher, two grandsons, Jackie Roush and Clarence Fisher Jr. Five brothers, P. L. Roush, William Roush, Marion Roush, Robert Roush and Luther Roush preceded him in death and one sister, Miss Frances Roush, also is deceased. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 22 July 1949)

Collins, Nancy Sayre

        Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Sayre Collins, 74, widow of E. F. Collins, a former B. & O. Railroad employee, held in Huntington on Thursday morning and burial was in a cemetery in that city. She died on the previous Tuesday. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Edra Louise Collins, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Burdette, formerly of Sandyville but now of Weirton, and Mrs. Martha Hutchinson of Kirkville, Missouri, and a brother-in-law, Charles Burdette of Sandyville. Nephews and nieces include Charles Burdette Jr. of Sandyville and Mrs. F. F. Rogers and Miss Gladys Stone of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 29 July 1949)

Corbin, Orpha T.

        Mrs. Orpha T. Corbin, 65, wife of C. M. Corbin, of Dunbar, died at the family home there Sunday afternoon following a long illness. The Corbin family formerly lived at Kenna and moved to Dunbar several years ago. The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at the Dunbar EUB Church with Rev. R. L. Kelbaugh and Rev. K. J. Scott in charge and the burial was in the Grandview Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, C. L. Corbin; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Hypes of Swiss, Mrs. Lacy R. Flack of Dunbar and Miss Laurene Corbin at home; four sons, Chester M. Corbin, Julian M. Corbin and Raymond P. Corbin, all of Dunbar, and Oliver W. Corbin of Gainesville, Florida, and five grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 29 July 1949)

Painter, Alfred Harrell
Dunlop, Harold

        Two men were killed early Sunday when the truck in which they were riding crashed into a bank at Independence, Virginia, and both were instantly killed, Virginia officers said. The men were Alfred Harrell Painter, 33, of Nitro, who was born and reared at Given, and Harold Dunlap, 41, of Dunbar. Virginia State Trooper Ralph Webb said the accident happened about 3:30 Sunday when the lumber laden truck was rounding a curve on a steep hill. Brake failure was the probable cause of the wreck. Painter was a maintenance man for the Dunbar Flint Glass Company, and Dunlap formerly worked at the South Charleston plant of Carbide and Carbon Chemical Corp.
Painter's survivors are his wife, Helen Marie; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Painter of Given; one daughter, Sandra Kay Painter; four sisters, Mrs. Delph Fisher and Mrs. Frank Bailey, of Liberty, Mrs. Clyde Casto of Confidence and Miss Madeline Painter of Charleston; and four brothers, Basil, Ben and S. O. of Dunbar and Gaye of Nitro Rt. 1.
Dunlap is survived by his wife, Sibyl Virginia; mother, Mrs. Eva Dunlap of Dunbar; two daughters, Barbara Elaine at home and Mr. William Hayes of Charleston; one sister, Mrs. French Thompson of Pinch; and two brothers, Bryant of Dunbar and T. C. of North Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 29 July 1949)

Boone, Jessie

        Miss Jessie Boone, 65, a practical nurse for ten years at the Eastern Star Home at Millwood, died Thursday night at her home at Red Hill, Wood County. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. M. J. Wharton, Mrs. Earl Foggin and Mrs. B. E. Robinson, all of Parkersburg; two aunts, Mrs. Flora Hissom of Parkersburg and Mrs. Sylvia Lee of San Diego, California; one brother, Elmer C. Boone of Porterfield, Ohio and one cousin, Barron Talbott of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 29 July 1949)

Harris, Samuel J.

        Funeral services for Samuel J. Harris, 73, a retired carpenter who died in a Parkersburg hospital Saturday, were held at Vienna Tuesday afternoon and the burial was in the Neal Cemetery. Mr. Harris was born in Jackson County and moved to Parkersburg from Ravenswood in 1913. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Roxie J. McGraw Harris; three sons, Orvil J. Harris of Vienna, William H. Harris of Parkersburg, and Sgt. Glen E. Harris, Army and Air Force recruiter stationed at Ripley; one daughter, Mrs. Belle Sprague of Parkersburg; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Smith of New Brighton, Pa. and 8 grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 5 Aug 1949)

Slaughter, Eugene
Kay, Dudley A.

        A former legislator and a former member of the County Board of Education, both widely know citizens and long time neighbors and friends, died within an hour of each other Sunday evening at their Union District homes near Cottageville. One was Eugene Slaughter, 78 year old farmer and former member of the House of Delegates for several terms from this county, and the other was Dudley A. Kay, 75, a member of the first elected Board of Education in this county several years ago.
Mr. Kay was born in Angerona, a son of Warren G. and Hester Herdman Kay, on January 3, 1874. He married Emma Donohue, who preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Sidney A. Kay of Cottageville and Roy Kay of Proctorville, Ohio, and a daughter, Miss Freda Kay at home. Also surviving are three brothers, John P. Kay of Dunbar, Arval H. Kay of Beaver Falls, Pa., and William R. Kay of Cottageville. Funeral services were held from the Hopewell Baptist Church at Mt. Alto on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Slaughter was born at Cottageville on Oct. 24, 1870, a son of Elijah and Simonia Avery Slaughter. On Dec. 22, 1911 he married Miss Francis Harpold, who with the following brothers and sister survive: W. W. Slaughter of El Reno, Oklahoma, B. E. Slaughter of Warren, Ohio, W. H. Slaughter of Detroit and Miss Clara Slaughter, also of Detroit. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Cottageville this (Wednesday) afternoon with the Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and the burial will be in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 5 Aug 1949)

Kay, Dudley Alton

        Dudley Alton Kay, son of Warren G. and Hester Herdman Kay, was born at Angerona, Jackson County, January 3, 1874 and departed this life at his home near Mt. Alto, July 31, 1949, age 75 years, 6 months and 27 days. He was united in marriage to Emma R. Donohue on October 19, 1897, and to this union were born three children: Roy R. Kay of Proctorville, Ohio, Freda A. and Sidney A. Kay of Cottageville. Surviving him also are three brothers, William R. Kay of Cottageville, John P. Kay of Dunbar and Arval H. Kay of Beaver Falls, Pa.; four grandchildren, Marie Sturgeon of Ashton, WV, Paul, Dorothy and Thomas Kay of Proctorville, Ohio, and two great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife, Emma R. Kay; his parents, three brothers, Charles H. Kay, Warren Edgar Kay and George O. Kay, and two sisters, Oma H. Taylor and Dora M. Kay. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 19 Aug 1949)

Hickman, William Howard

        A heart attack brought sudden death Saturday morning to William Howard Hickman, 37, of Given, as he walked from the cemetery there, where he had been doing some work around the family graves, to his home only a short distance away. The funeral service for the World War II veteran was held from the Given church Monday morning with the Rev. Rankin Roach officiating and the burial with full military honors was in the Given cemetery. Mr. Hickman was born at Given on Sept. 23, 1911, a son of William Thomas Hickman and Rebecca Parsons Hickman. He served in World War II and was honorably discharged. On July 19, 1945, he married Mildred Boswell, who with a son, Harold Wayne, and a step-daughter, Beverly Jaye Barnett, survive. Other survivors include two brothers, Clair and Cleo Hickman, both of Tyler Mountain, and four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hunter, Mrs. Gladys Hanning and Mrs. Dale Bush, all of Dunbar, and Mrs. Bessie French of Cutler, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 5 Aug 1949)

Hickman, William Howard

        William Howard Hickman, a son of the late William Thomas Hickman and Rebecca Helen Parsons Hickman, was born September 23, 1911 and departed this life July 30, 1949, age 37 years, 10 months and 7 days. On July 19, 1945 he was unified in marriage to Mildred Alberta Boswell, who survives with a son, Gerald Wayne Hickman and a step-daughter, Beverly Joyce Barnett. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hunter of Dunbar, Mrs. Bessie French of Cutler, Ohio, Mrs. Gladys Hanning of Sebring, Ohio, and Mrs. Dale Bush of Dunbar; two brothers, Cleo Hickman and Clair Hickman, of Tyler Mountain; two aunts, Mrs. Minnie Rhodes of Given and Mrs. Ella Wolfe of Dunbar. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and two brothers, Edgar and Roy Hickman. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II, having been honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Funeral services were conducted Aug 1 at the Parchment Chapel Church with the Rev. Rankin Roach officiating and burial was in the Given Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 19 Aug 1949)

Morrison, Infant

        The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Dencil Morrison of Rockcastle died Sunday, five minutes after birth. The funeral service was held at the home Monday and burial was I the Rockcastle cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 5 Aug 1949)

Floyd, Ira O.

        Ira O. Floyd, 68, died at his home at Winter Park, Florida on Wednesday July 27. A retired air-brake inspector for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Mr. Floyd moved to Winter Park from Alliance, Ohio, two years ago. He was born near Mannington, WV August 7, 1880 and spent his youth and early manhood at his parents home near Ravenswood. He is survived by his widow, Bernice Regnaud Floyd; one daughter, Mrs. Faith Markey of Rochester, New York; one son, Carl F. Floyd of Miami, Florida; one brother, William Martin Floyd of Fresno, California, and one sister, Mrs. Georgia Coast of Ripley. Funeral services were held at the B. M. Chambers Funeral Home at Ravenswood Saturday afternoon and interment followed in the family lot in the Ravenswood Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 5 Aug 1949)

Casto, Permelia Inez

        Funeral services for Mrs. Permelia Inez Casto, 71, of Given, were held from the Fairplain church on Friday afternoon with the Rev. Rankin Roach officiating and burial was in the Webster cemetery. Mrs. Casto died on Thursday at the home of her brother, Clayte Casto, at Paradise. She was born Oct. 26, 1878 and died July 28, 1949, age 71 years, 7 months and two days. She was united in marriage to Press Casto. The survivors include four other brothers, Clermont T. Casto of Given, John Casto of Ripley, Okey E. Casto of Minersville, Ohio and Orville L. Casto of Pollock, Missouri, and one sister, Mrs. Shirley Holland of Minersville, Ohio. Her husband, infant son, father, mother and three sisters preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 5 Aug 1949)

Carpenter, Bertha Sarah Jane

        Funeral services Bertha Sarah Jane Carpenter, 33, a Spencer hotel employee who died suddenly of a heart attack while at her work on Sunday, were held at Spencer on Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. James R. Bright officiating and the burial was in the Spencer Cemetery. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Carpenter of Spencer; one brother, William H. Carpenter of Spencer; one half-brother, Harold Starcher of Charleston; three sisters, Mrs. Emmett Snyder, Mrs. George Hess and Miss Thelma Carpenter, all of Spencer; and five half-sisters, Mrs. Elmer Hill of Charleston, Mrs. Dan Duskey of Crema, Mrs. Jerry Seabolt of Sandyville, Mrs. Sam Redman of Spencer and Mrs. Eddie Cantwell of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 5 Aug 1949)

Brannon, William Artemas

        William Artemas Brannon, son of the late John S. and Catherine Foglesong Brannon, was born March 5, 1868 and departed this life July 19, 1949, age 81 years, 9 months and 14 days. He was married to Almira Knapp on December 2, 1894, who preceded him in death February 4, 1916. On July 16, 1922 he was married to Lucy Jane Casto and to this union four children were born: Dortha Kathleen, Doris Magdalene, William Otho of Dunbar and Mrs. Roland Winter of Given. Also one grandchild, Dianne Winter. He was a member of Leon Lodge No. 247, Knights of Pythias. He is survived by one brother, Herbert V. Brannon of New Brighton, Pa. and one sister, Mrs. Frank Higginbotham of Grove City, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 12 Aug 1949)

Hill, Oscar P.

        Funeral services were held at the Emma Chapel Church Saturday morning for Oscar P. Hill, 82, who died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Clendenin at Eleanor. The Rev. Vaught Fisher officiated and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Hill was a retired farmer and for many y6ears was a resident of the Given community in Jackson County and later lived in Putnam Count. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. H. E. Clendenin of Eleanor, Mrs. C. E. Yoh of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. M. C. Tucker of Lodi, Ohio; three sons, O. R. Hill of Buffalo, C. O. Hill of Lexington, Ohio, and W. O. Hill of Columbus, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 12 Aug 1949)

Drivers, Warren Eugene

        Warren Eugene Drivers, 40, of Silverton, who had been living at Cowen, Webster County for some time, where he was employed as the general superintendent of the Maust Coal and Coke Company operations, died at 2:00 oíclock Saturday morning in the McClung Hospital at Richwood about two hours after he had been found in an unconscious condition in his car in a ditch by the roadside. He never regained consciousness before his death. He was born at Silverton on June 3, 1909, the son of the late J. W. and Florence Drivers. The body was brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. W. H. Moore at Silverton Sunday afternoon and the funeral services were held from the Silverton church Monday afternoon with the Rev. V. F. Williams officiating and the burial was in the Ravenswood cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Divers; four children, Barbara Jean, Roberta Sue, James Lee and John Williams; and seven sisters, Mrs. G. M. Tribbett of Manchester, Maryland, Mrs. D. L. Carmichael of Belpre, Ohio, Mrs. F. C. Peppers, Mrs. T. P. Fish, Mrs. W. H. Moore and Miss Olive Divers, all of Silverton, and Miss Gladys Divers of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 12 Aug 1949)

Divers, Warren Eugene

        Warren Eugene Divers was born near Silverton on June 3, 1909, the son of J. W. and Florence Naomi Frye Divers. He departed this life August 6, 1949, age 40 years, 2 months and 3 days. On October 2, 1934 he was united in marriage to Mildred Moore. To this union were born: Barbara Jean, Roberta Sue, James Lee and John William. He is survived by the widow and four children and the following sisters: Mrs. Clyde Pepper of Silverton, Mrs. D. L. Carmichael of Belpre, Ohio, Mrs. G. M. Tribbett of Manchester, Maryland, Mrs. W. H. Moore, Miss Olive Divers of Silverton, Miss Gladys Divers of Parkersburg and Mrs. T. R. Fish of Ravenswood. For the past six years he resided at Cowen, where he was employed by the Maust Coal and Coke Company of New York. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 19 Aug 1949)

Vannest, Emma F. Anthony

        Funeral services for Mrs. Emma F. Vannest, who died at her home in Ripley on Tuesday following a five day illness, were held at the Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley on Thursday morning with Rev. Dutch Guthrie officiating. Burial took place in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. She was born in Ohio, the daughter of James and Jane Ballenger. She was the widow of the late David Vannest. Mrs. Vannest is survived by one brother, Albert Anthony of Ripley, and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Shinn of Ripley and Mrs. Addie Harvey of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 12 Aug 1949)

Vannest, Emma Florence Anthony

        Emma Florence (Anthony) Vannest, daughter of James and Jane (Ballenger) Anthony, was born in June 1871 and died at Ripley, August 2, 1949, aged 78 years and one month. She was united in marriage to David Vannest and to this union two children were born, a son, Orton, and a daughter, Bessie. The husband and both children preceded her in death. Mrs. Vannest is survived by one brother, Albert Anthony and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Shinn and Mrs. Addie Harvey, all of Ripley. One brother, Thomas Anthony and one sister, Dellie Anthony, preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Garrett, Franklin M.

        Final rites will be held at 11 oíclock this (Wednesday) morning at the Mills Springs National Cemetery at West Somerset, Kentucky for First Lt. Franklin M. Garrett, and it will be a group burial with three of his comrades who died in action with him. Lt. Garrett, who was an Army Air Force pilot, was killed in action in Burma on Dec. 5, 1944. He was 23 years old and the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Z. M. Garrett of Akron, Ohio and has many relatives in Jackson County. He was born in Akron, graduated from Garfield High School there, and attended Akron University for two and one half years before entering the service. He was working at the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company when he enlisted in the service. The young man was the nephew of Vaught Clair and Elijah Garrett of Kentuck and his father is well known in Ripley and Jackson County. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 12 Aug 1949)

Kiser, Joshua Tilden

        A heart attack proved fatal to Joshua Tilden Kiser, 72 year old farmer at Kentuck, at his home there last Friday morning, his death being a shock to the family and his many friends and acquaintances. The funeral service was held Friday afternoon at the Goshen Church with Rev. Vairl Winter of the Elizabeth Baptist Church and Rev. Clessie Casto in charge and the burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Luverna Skeen Kiser; one daughter, Miss Ona Kiser at home; three sons, Otmer and Oral Kiser of Kentuck, and Orval L. Kiser of Kenna, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Other survivors include the following brothers and sisters, Augustus Garland Kiser and Eustus Gorman Kiser, Mary Jane Skeen, Chloe Dernberger and Margie Hunt. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 12 Aug 1949)

Thornton, Infant

        An infant child born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Blaine Thornton of Rockcastle on Monday died at birth, and funeral services were held at the Foster Chapel Church on Tuesday and burial was in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 12 Aug 1949)

Jackson, Leo Ray

        Leo Ray Jackson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jackson of Charleston, died in a hospital there on Saturday. In addition to the parents, he is survived by two brothers, Larry and Milford, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Jackson of Sissonville Road and Mr. and Mrs. Artist Casto of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 12 Aug 1949)

Staats, E. C.

        Funeral services for E. C. Staats, 66, who died Thursday in a Parkersburg hospital, were held from the Vienna UB church Sunday afternoon with the Rev. John Foster officiating and the burial was at the Cooper Fork Cemetery near Sandyville. Mr. Staats had been employed at the Viscose plant in Parkersburg for the past 13 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Lowther Staats; three sons, Herbert Staats of Phoenix, Arizona, M/sgt. Blondell Staats of Yellow Spring, Ohio, and Russell Staats of Akron, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Freda Weaver of Akron, and Mrs. Gladys Dasket of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Wilbur Staats of Vienna; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Maurendine of Akron, and Mrs. Cynthia Maurendine of Santa Cruz, California; and three step-daughters, Mrs. Ernest Brookover of Vienna, Mrs. Bernard Maye of Boaz, Ohio, and Mrs. Boyd Harper of Newport News, Virginia. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 12 Aug 1949)

Morrison, Dencil Royall

        Dencil Royall Morrison, infant son of Dencil and Juanita Cossin Morrison, was born July 31, 1949 and departed this life the same day. Besides the parents, he is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otho Cossin of Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Morrison of Rockcastle. Graveside services were held at the Rockcastle cemetery by Rev. J. Zeigler. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 12 Aug 1949)

Perry, Mabel J. White

        Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel J. Perry, 40 year old wife of E. M. Perry of Sandyville, were held from the Independence church Tuesday afternoon with the rev. James Anguish officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Perry died at her home Saturday after a ten day illness from heart disease. She was born on July 18, 1909 in Roane County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George White of Clendenin. She married Mr. Perry on December 30, 1925. Survivors in addition to he husband are four sons, Jackie Benton and Thomas Dean of Sandyville, Ray Edward of Amce and James with the US Army; three daughters, Opal Fay, Ruby Irene and Mrs. Ollie Stone, all of Clendenin; six sisters (only five listed), Mrs. Lucy Mullins of Ravenswood, Mrs. Opal Streckler of Beckley, Mrs. Ocie Jerrold, Mrs. Dorothy Mullins and Mrs. Mae Tyree, all of Clendenin; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George White of Clendenin, and two grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 19 July 1949)

Maddox, Flavius C.

        Flavius C. Maddox, a son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Will H. Maddox, died suddenly at his home in Plainfield, New Jersey on Saturday and funeral and burial services will be held there this (Wednesday) afternoon. He was born and reared at Kenna, in this county, and has many relatives here. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nellie Stuckey Maddox, and a son, Robert, both of Plainfield, and a sister, Mrs. George Adamson, of St. Clairsville, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 19 Aug 1949)

Simmons, Emma Barnett

        Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Barnett Simmons, 74 year old widow of the late Dr. Dave J. Simmons, were held from the Grandview Church near Liberty Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Warren Moyer in charge and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Simmons died at Nitro on Thursday. Surviving are five sons, Troy C., O. E, and R. F. Simmons, all of Charleston, R. E. Simmons of Red House and J. T. Simmons of Nitro; two daughters, Mrs. A. H. Kelly of Red House and Mrs. N. G. Layton of Nitro; three brothers, Elsworth Barnett of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, McKinley Barnett of Rockcastle and Henry Barnett of Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 19 Aug 1949)

Matheney, Anna Rollins

        Anna Rollins Matheney, wife of Dan Matheney, died at her home at Leon Monday morning following an illness of seven years. She was in her eighties and was twice married, her fist husband having been Charles Wesley Rollins. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the bethel Church on Flatrock Road. Rev. Okey Keifer officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors include the husband and the following children from the previous marriage: four sons, Harvey Rollins, Russell Rollins, Eunice Rollins and Cleve Rollins, all of Leon; two daughters, Mrs. Ora Stephens of Leon and Mrs. Sarah Gibeaut of Pt. Pleasant. Another daughter preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 19 Aug 1949).

Dotson, Bessie G. Sullivan

        Funeral rites for Mrs. Bessie G. Dotson, who died in Parkersburg on Thursday, were held from the Pleasant Ridge Church on Sandyville RFD on Friday with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Dotson had been ill for several months. The daughter of A. E. and Emma Matheney Sullivan, Mrs. Dotson was born in Jackson County in 1902, spending her early life in the Lockhart Community. She had resided in Parkersburg for the past 23 years. Surviving are her husband, Okey A Dotson; two sons, Delmer and Denzil Dotson, both of Parkersburg; five brothers, Walter and Ray Sullivan, both of Parkersburg, and Perry, Henry and Clarence Sullivan, all of Sandyville; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Kelbaugh of Parkersburg, Mrs. Mary Watkins and Mrs. E. H. Finch, both of Sandyville, and one granddaughter, Lois Deem. (Jackson Herald, Jackson Herald, Friday, 19 Aug 1949)

Thornton, Infant

        The infant son of Alfred B. and Hazel Thornton was called home August 8, 1949 to be a bud in the Masterís bouquet. He left to mourn their loss his father and mother, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otho Sayre of Evans and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Thornton of Rockcastle. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 19 Aug 1949)

Casto, Virginia Board

        Funeral services were conducted from the Otis Casto home at Gay Friday afternoon for Mrs. Virginia Casto, 78, who died at the home of a son there on Thursday. The Rev. Vairl Winter officiated at the service which was arranged by the Parsons funeral directors. The burial was in the Zion cemetery. She was a native of Roane Count. Surviving are three sons and one daughter, Oscar, Joh, Otis and Della of Ripley, and two sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Battin and Mrs. Sarah Wright. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Casto, Virginia Board.

        Mrs. Virginia Board Casto, a daughter of Charles and Katherine Board, was born in Roane County Sept. 17, 1861 ad died at the age of 87 years, 11 months and one day. She died at the home of her son, Otis Casto, at Ripley. She was a member of a family of six children. Sanford, Sarah, John, Dave and Isabelle all preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to William Lewis Casto 67 years ago. He also preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn their loss four children, Otis, John and Oscar Casto, all of Ripley, and one daughter, Della Casto of Gay; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, Otis, on Saturday with Rev. Vairl Winter officiating and burial was in the Zion Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Sept 1949)

Garnes, Hettie Laura Hamilton

        Mrs. Hettie Laura Garnes, 65, of Kenna, died Thursday at the home of her son, Oran Garnes of Charleston, where she had been visiting. She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha and Jackson counties. Surviving are five other sons, William, Richard, Donnie and King Jr., all of Kenna, and Jesse of Charleston; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Cunningham of Charleston, Mrs. Opal Monk of Fagan, Kentucky, Mrs. Pearl Fisher of Dunbar and Mrs. Elva Bailey of Kenna; two brothers, Henry Hamilton of Kenna and James Hamilton of Elkview; one sister, Mrs. Mary Wolfe of Charleston, as well as 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Ranking, Oscar Blaine [28 April 1884 ñ 18 Aug 1949]

        Funeral services for Oscar Blaine Rankin, 65, of Kenna, we4re held from the Fairplain Church on Sunday afternoon and the burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery. Mr. Rankin, a prominent farmer of the Kenna section of the county, died at his home there Thursday evening. His condition had been critical for several days and death had be expected. He was a son of the late George W. and Mary Riley Rankin and was born in that community and spent his life there. Survivors include the widow, whom he married on 23 August 1914, Mrs. Icy Harpold Rankin; four sons, W. W. Ranking of Charleston, W. M. Rankin of Kenna, R. F. Ranking of Indianapolis, Indiana and W. E. Rankin of Newark, New Jersey; one daughter, Miss Pauline Rankin of Charleston, a sister, Grace Rankin of Kenna, and three grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Brown, Warren Dean

        Mr. and Mrs. Holly Brown, of Ravenswood, left last Saturday for Iowa to attend the funeral rites for their son, Pfc. Dean Brown, which will be held at the National cemetery in that state. The son was killed in Europe during World War II and the parents requested his body be returned for interment in a National Cemetery in the country. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Brown, Warren Dean

        Aug. 29, 1949: Dear Sir: I am writing to ask you to make a correction in your paper of August 26. The item is in regard to the Brown funeral. Our son, Warren Dean Brown, was not a PFC. He was in the Navy, Fireman First Class, on the LST # 387. His ship was on a secret mission and was torpedoed. It was a flagship. It was not at our request that he be brought back to a National Cemetery, as we would have much preferred having him brought home for burial, but owning to it being a mass funeral, the Government had full authority and the parents had no say as to what they preferred. Everyone in Keokuk, Iowa was very kind to us and it is a grand place.
Truly yours,
Mrs. Hollie M. Brown. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Sept 1949)

Mitchell, Charles

        Final rites were conducted on Sunday afternoon from the residence fro Charles Mitchell, 83, who died at his home near Spencer on Friday. Burial was in the family cemetery. A member of the Dalton Chapel M. E. Church, he is survived by four sons, R. C. Mitchell of Everett, Ohio, I. P. Mitchell of Florence, Alabama, W. H. Mitchell of Ravenswood and O. c. Mitchell of Peidmont, Maryland; two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Grant and Miss Nellie Mitchell, both of Spencer, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Sayre, Mrs. P. K. (Ankrum)

        Funeral services for Mrs. P. K. Sayre, who died Saturday morning at her home in Racine, Ohio, were held Monday afternoon at the Letart Methodist Church. Survivors are her husband and three children, Wilma Jean, Robert Kenna and Richard Allen, all at home. The following sisters and brothers also survive, Lydia Ankrum of Charleston, Hattie Jones of Danville, Illinois, and Ola Ankrum and John Ankrum, both of Cottageville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Emerick, Victoria Burton

        Relatives in Jackson County learned Thursday of the death of Mrs. Victoria Emerick at her home in Ventura, California. The funeral services were held there Saturday. Surviving are one son, Glen Barton of Parkersburg; a daughter, Mrs. August Bartlett of Ventura and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Squire Lockhart of Sandyville, Mrs. Brent Sommerville of Palestine, Frank Burton of Rockport, Ed Burton of South Parkersburg, Mrs. James Powell of Hartley, Iowa and Mrs. George Miller of Portland, Oregon. Two sons, Charles and Howard Emerick, preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Livingston, Ethel Marie

        Funeral services for Ethel Marie Livingston, 12 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Livingston of Evans, were held from the Creston Church on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Miss Livingston died at the home on Sunday. In addition to the parents, she is survived by two sisters, Juanita and Pearl, and a brother, Herbert Livingston, all at home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Davis of Evans, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Julia Moore, also of Evans. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Conner, Roy Forest

        Roy Forest Conner died Friday evening, Aug 12, of heart trouble at his daughterís home in Dunbar. Services were held at the Meadowdale Baptist Church by Rev. Fred Reebel of Parkersburg, and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Conner was 60 years old, an employee of the Modern Heating and Air Conditioning Company of Charleston. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M. V. Connor of Liverpool; a daughter, Mrs. Walter of Utt of Dunbar; two grandchildren, Junior and Darrell Utt; two sisters, Mrs. Vurness Dawkins of Charleston and Mrs. W. C. Utt of Liverpool, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Williams, Dinah

        Funeral services for Mrs. Dinah Williams, 81, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Long in Ripley, after an extended illness, were held from the Longview Church near Evans Thursday afternoon and the burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Barnhart officiated at the service. A member of the Otterbein EUB Church, she was born in 1868 in Mason County. Surviving are one son, Earl Williams of Kentucky and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Long of Ripley. She was preceded in death by her husband (W. A. Williams, 1867-1944) a number of years ago. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Ball, Dr. William A.

        Dr. William A. Ball, 60 years old, died at his Akron, Ohio home August 9 after an extended illness, and funeral services were held Aug 12 at an Akron funeral home. Funeral services were also held at the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood last Saturday, Aug 13, with burial being in the Ravenswood Cemetery. The deceased had been a doctor of chiropractic medicine in Akron for more than 30 years. His widow is the former Effie Lee, daughter of J. W. Lee and the late Mrs. Rebecca A. Lee of Turkey Run. Surviving besides his widow are the following: his children, Dorothy Lee and William A. Ball Jr.; one sister, Mrs. Ada Porter of Steubenville, Ohio and two brothers, Horace Ball of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Arch Ball of St. Petersburg, Florida. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 26 Aug 1949)

Hambrick, Corda D. Casto

        Funeral services for Corda D. Hambrick, 59, who died suddenly last Friday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wilma Rawling in Charleston, were held from the Baptist Church of Kenna on Monday afternoon and burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. James Horton officiated. Mrs. Hambrick was a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. F. S. Casto. She was born and reared at Kenna and she and her family resided there until a few years ago when they moved to Charleston. Survivors include two children, Herman of Charleston and Mrs. Ray Smith of Florida; two brothers, B. Cleo Casto of Kenna and Attorney R. H. Casto of Logan; one sister, Mrs. Wilma Rawling of Charleston, and two grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Sept 1949)

Casto, Cora Winters

        Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Casto, 72, wife of Monroe Casto of Staats Mills, were held from the Sinisville Church Saturday with Rev. J. F. Cunningham in charge and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Casto died at her home on Thursday following a three months illness. Mrs. Cast was born March 10, 1877 in Jackson County, a daughter of David and Mrs. Waybright Winters. She married Mr. Casto more than 50 years ago, and had been a member of the Methodist church for half a century. In addition to the husband she is survived by one son, Marshall Casto of Charleston; three daughters, Mamie Southall of Fairplain, Audra Winters of Belpre and Wilda Casto of Staats Mills; five brothers, Dennis, Floyd, Harvey, Absalom and Kenna Winters, and a sister, Mrs. Florence Woodrum. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Sept 1949)

Brown, Marshall

        Services for Marshall Brown, 73, of Akron, who died on Tuesday night of last week of a heart ailment, were held from the Salt Hill Church Friday afternoon with Rev. Ingram of Akron, Ohio officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Brown, who was a resident of Ripley for a number of years before moving to Ohio, was born on March 28, 1876 at Madison, Boone County, a son of Ballard and Tishia (Ferrell) Brown. On March 28, 1895 he married Emma Williams, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Willard and Ballard, both of Akron, and Herbert Brown of Boston, and two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Winter and Mrs. Sadie Murphy, both of Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Esta Carpenter of Ripley and Mrs. Ethel Herdman of Chester. The body was brought from Akron to the Vail Funeral Home in Ripley and remained there until time for the service Friday afternoon. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Sept 1949)

Stover, Carl W.

        Funeral services for Carl W. Stover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Stover, who was killed while serving with the Army Air Forces in Austria on June 26, 1944, were held from the Longview Methodist Church at Evans Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Wayne Barnhart officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. The body arrived at the Vail Mortuary in Ripley last week and plans for the funeral were made after the arrival. Mr. Stover, who enlisted in the air forces early in the war, was born at Cottageville on Dec. 17, 1923. During his military service he was decorated with the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. In addition to the parents he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Cleo Casto of Evans, Mrs. Cecil Custer of Columbus and Mrs. Lola Mae Plumley of Evans; four brothers, Clyde Stover of Columbus, Glenmer Stover of Memphis, Tenn., Doyle Marvin Stover of Hopewell, Virginia and Boyd Wayne Stover at home. His grandmother, Mrs. Mary Lewis of Pt. Pleasant, and a step-grandmother, Mrs. Lillie Mae Stover of Evans also survive. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Sept 1949)

Winter, Florence Belle Corbin

        Mrs. Florence Belle Winter, 86 year old widow of the late J. M. G. Winter of Fairplain, died at her home in St. Petersburg, Florida on August18. She had lived in Florida for the past nine years, and was a member of the First Avenue Methodist Church in St. Petersburg. Funeral services were held in the Florida city with the Rev. Rd. Paul R. Mortin officiating and the burial was in the Royal Palm Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Beulah Winter of St. Petersburg; two sons, Grover C. Winter of Fairplain and Corbin F. Winter of Michigan; two brothers, J. D. Corbin of Kenna and C. M. Corbin of Dunbar, and one sister, Mrs. E. D. Kessel of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Sept 1949)

Davis, Jasper M.

        Funeral services for Jasper M. Davis, 75 year old farmer of Advent, were held from the home there Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Troy C. Good officiating and the burial was in the Cicerone cemetery with the Vail Undertakers of Ripley in charge. Mr. Davis, a prominent citizen of that section of the county, died at his home there Sunday after a three year illness. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Leota Davis; four sons, Luther, Ralph and Charles, all of Charleston, and Ova at home; four daughters, Mrs. Dora Harper of Cabin creek, Mrs. Lula Parsons of Charleston, Mrs. Hattie Parsons of Kenna and Maxine Davis at home; two brothers, Aaron Davis and J. B. Davis, both of Charleston, and two sisters. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Sept 1949)

Marks, Morgan Howard

        Funeral services were held Sunday at Ravenswood for Morgan Howard Marks, 78 year old veteran of the Spanish American War, who died at his home there. The burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mr. Marks, who moved from Wirt to Jackson County 25 years ago, was the son of Cornelius and Louisa Marks. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Letha Lou Marks; two stepchildren, Mrs. Cora Hilderbrand and A. G. Bowen, both of Parkersburg; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Camp of Spencer; a brother, H. E. Marks of Elkview, and eight step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Sept 1949)

Wells, Noble

        Funeral services for Noble Wells, 41, were held from the Limestone Church Friday afternoon and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Wells died at his home in Olive Township, Meigs County, Ohio on Tuesday after an illness of several months. He leaves his wife, Mr. Hulda Wells; three children, Mary Jo, Karen and Larry Wells, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wells of Ravenswood RFD. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Sept 1949)

Leeper, John H.

        Funeral services for John H Leeper, prominent citizen of Duncan who died at his home there on Saturday, were held from the Meadowdale Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. E. B. Warren officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Leeper, who was a native of Noble Count, Ohio, had been in failing health for some time and death had been expected. He was a son of the late Samuel and Hattie (Lent) Leeper. Mr. Leeper was born on 9 Sept 1869 in Noble Count, Ohio and died at Ravenswood on 3 Sept 1949. Some 54 years ago he married Louise Wilcox. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena Wilcox Leeper; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. (Minnie) McVey of Leroy and Mrs. A. H. (Nan) Hannah of Elizabeth, and three sons, Isaac Leeper of Little Washington, Pa. and Hollie and Charles Leeper, both of Duncan. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Sept 1949)

Garnes, Andrew Jackson

        Funeral Services for Andrew Jackson Garnes, 83, were held from the home n Eighteen Mile Creek near Emma Chapel on Thursday with the Rev. Vaughn Fisher in charge and the burial followed in the family cemetery. He died on Wednesday after being in failing health for some time. Mr. Garnes was a son of the late George and Nancy (Crane) Garnes and was born Nov. 29, 1865, and at the time of death was 83 years, 9 months and 1 day of age. He was united in marriage to Nancy Clendenin on April 18, 1895, and to this union two sons and one daughter were born. The wife and daughter, Maude, preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his loss two sons, Claude of Liberty and Forrest of Ripley; a sister, Mary Long of South Charleston, eleven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Sept 1949)

Carney, Oran L.

        Funeral services for Oran L. Carney were held from a funeral chapel in Dun bar on Tuesday and the body was brought to the Asbury Cemetery at Liberty for burial. Mr. Carney was killed in an automobile accident near Cambridge, Ohio Saturday as he was on his way from Akron to Dunbar to spend the Labor Day weekend with his mother, Mrs. Alva D. Carney. The Ohio Highway Patrol officers said that the car wen out of control on a curve and crashed into a utility pole. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Sept 1949)

Pepper, Nellie Maria

        Miss Nellie Maria Pepper, 32, of Medina, died Monday afternoon at her home following a long illness. She spent her entire life in the Medina community in Grant District. Funeral arrangements had not been completed Tuesday afternoon. She was born at Medina, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Pepper, who survive. She was a seamstress by occupation and a member of the Medina Methodist Church. Survivors in addition to the parents include two brothers, Clarence Pepper of Uniontown, Ohio and Glen Pepper of Parkersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Hill of Parkersburg and Mrs. Rodney Moore of Rockland. One sister, Edna, preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Sept 1949)

Ferguson, George

        Funeral services for George Ferguson, World War I veteran, who died in the Veterans Hospital at Huntington last Saturday morning, were held at Morgan Church on Monday afternoon with Rev. Mark Farran officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Ferguson, a native of Logan, Utah, had lived in the Baden Ridge Community for a number of years. A son of William and Martha Ferguson, he was born at Logan, Utah Oct. 21, 1884 and died Sept. 3, 1949. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Durst Oct. 3, 1925 and no children were born to this union. He enlisted in the US Amy on March 7, 1918 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He was a Sargent First Class of Motor Truck Company $ 453. He was honorably discharged Aug. 11, 1919 after having served overseas for several months. Survivors are his wife and the following sisters and three half-brothers: Mrs. Nellie Strickland of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mrs. Martha Davis and Mrs. Elizabeth Gessel, both of Logan, Utah and Richard, Jesse and Thomas Ferguson, also of Logan, Utah. He was preceded in death by father, mother, two brothers and one half-brother. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Sept. 1949)

Fisher, Eustace Lloyd

        Funeral services for Eustace Lloyd Fisher, 70, who died Saturday while enroute to a hospital in Clay County, were held as Sissonville yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon and the body was brought to the Fisher Cemetery near Kenna for burial. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elma Fisher of Odessa; four sons, Sebert and Eugene of Walton, Clark of Clendenin and Vernon of Shepherdstown; four daughters, Mrs. Manuel Cavender of Cooper Creek, Mrs. Edward Thornton of Albany, New York, Gladys and Ann Fisher of Charleston; two step-sons, Ralph and Seigal Frame of Charleston; two step-daughters, Mrs. Jennings Miller of St. Albans and Mrs. A. R. Shaw of Charleston, and 21 grand-children. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Sept 1949)

Miller, Herman Hoyt

        Funeral services for Herman Hoyt Miller, 40 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rome Miller of Kenna, were held from the Mountain Mission in Charleston Monday afternoon with the Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating and the body was brought to the Miller Cemetery near Kenna for burial. Mr. Miller died in a Charleston hospital on Saturday following an illness of about a week. Friends of the family said he had been in failing health for some time prior to his last illness. He had been employed in Charleston for the past several years but during much of the time drove from Kenna to work each day. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Miller; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rome Miller and two brothers, Shirley and Bernard Miller. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

Parsons, Austin Lee

        Funeral rites will be held at the Evangelical United brethren Church at Vienna this (Wednesday) afternoon for Austin Lee Parsons, 87, who died at his home Sunday night following an illness of which began last February. Mr. Parsons was born in Jackson County and lived in the Parchment section until 1913 when he moved to Parkersburg. He was the owner and operator of a grocery store in Vienna. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. J. O. Perry of Lowell, Ohio and Mrs. O. L. Hall of Parkersburg; four sons, Dale D. Parsons of Parkersburg, L. M. Parsons of Cleveland, Ohio, E. V. Parsons of Huntington and H. S. Parsons of Lundale, WV; two brothers, O. J. Parsons of Ripley and O. D. Parsons of Akron, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Margaret, preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept, 1949)

Murray, Glenn

        Funeral rites for Glen n Murray, 43, a native of Sandyville and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Murray of Liverpool, were held at Rootstown, Ohio on Wednesday with burial in a cemetery there. He died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Kent, Ohio on Sunday. Mr. Murray had been the past twenty years an employee of the B. F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Survivors include his widow, Effie Murray; five daughters, Vera Mae, Shirley, Gloria, Joyce Ann and Janet; three sons, Gerald, Enlow and Harold; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Murray of Liverpool; three sisters, Mrs. W. B. Brown of Akron, Mrs. Frances McLaughlin and Mrs. Mildred Parrish of Liverpool; and five brothers, James of Parkersburg, Rex of Akron, Robert of Ripley, Everett of Cardington, Ohio and Harry of Scott, WV. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

King, William A.

        Funeral services for William A. King, 82, were held at the Big Spruce cemetery Monday afternoon with the Rev. L. H. Roebuck officiating. Mr. King died unexpectedly at Fort McCoy, Florida on Friday. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Thornton of Cottageville, and five sons, George, Walter, Okey, all of Dunbar, Arthur of Nitro and Roy of Fort McCoy, Florida. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

Harrison, Biddie Mae Koontz

        Mrs. Shirley Harrison, owner of Harrison Produce Company, 54, a former resident of Kenna, died in a Charleston hospital Wednesday, a short time after she had been struck by a truck on one of the Capital city streets. The hospital report was that she died of internal injuries and shock. She was the former Biddie Mae Koontz and a daughter of John Koontz. The truck driver, Milford G. Fisher, also of Charleston, told Patrolman Tommy Wilson he was turning from Temple Street into Red Oak street when he felt a jar as if he had struck the curb. Looking back he saw Mrs. Harrison lying in the street. Fisher was booked at the City Police Station on a technical charge of manslaughter. The funeral service was held Friday afternoon at the Shepherd Chapel Church in West Charleston with the Rev. Charles Scragg and Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating and the body was brought to the Koontz Cemetery at Kenna for burial. Surviving are her husband, Shirley Harrison; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Skeen of Charleston; three sons, John and Jack of Charleston and Elwood of South Charleston; her father, John Koontz of Kenna; three brothers, Holland and Bennie of Kenna and Warren of Windy; four sisters, Mrs. Addie Boggess of Given, Mrs. H. B. Parsons of Dunbar, Mrs. Charles Miller of Big Chimney and Mrs. Guy Landfried of Kenna, and two grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

Wingrove, Robert E.

        Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Odaville Church of Christ for Robert E. Wingrove, 60, retired Viscose worker who died on Sunday, and the burial was in the Odaville Cemetery. The Rev. J. H. Life officiated at the service. Mr. Wingrove was born November 5, 1888 at Waverly, a son of C. E. and Nellie Wingrove. He married Nellie M. Balis on May 25, 1934 and had lived in the Odaville community for a numbr of years. Survivors include the widow; five brothers, Ralph and Roy Wingrove of Parkersburg, and Ray, Ross and Russell Wingrove of Waverly; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Yoho of Mineral Wells and Mrs. Lydia Lynch of Parkersburg, and his aged father, C. E. Wingove of Waverly. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

Anderson, S. W.

        S. W. Anderson, 74, retired railroad worker, died at a hospital in Wellsville, Ohio on Sunday, and the funeral service was held there on Tuesday. He leaves four sisters, Mr. Della Casto and Nancy Anderson of Wellsville, Mrs. Leona Hilton of Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Viola Donohue of Evans, and a brother, E. L. Anderson of East Liverpool, Ohio. Jackson Herald, (Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

Boso, James M.

        Funeral services for James M. Boso, a native of Belleville, will be held in Parkersburg today (Wednesday) with burial in a cemetery there. He died at his Parkersburg home on Monday evening. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lulu Boso; two sons, John H. Boso of Parkersburg and Raleigh Boso at home; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Cosgrove of Los Angeles, Mrs. Dorothy Haney of Parkersburg, Mrs. Merrill Lyons of Elizabeth; two brothers, Harry Boso of Belleville and Fletcher Boso of Portland, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Swain of Ravenswood, Mrs. Ella Sayre of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Mrs. Della Woomer of Parkersburg. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

Williams, Virginia Frances

        Virginia Frances Williams, 19 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Williams of Kenna, died at the family home Sunday and the funeral service was held at Locust Grove Tuesday with Rev. Roy Fisher officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

Reed, Mae

        Services were held at the Emma Chapel Church Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Mae Reed, 68, with Rev. Vaughn Fisher in charge and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Reed died Sunday at the home of her sister in Charleston. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Atkinson and Mrs. Pearl Donnally of Charleston, Mrs. Alice Fisher, Mrs. Flossie Dorsey and Mrs. Etta Fisher, all of Liberty; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Edith Wright of Liberty. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

Parsons, Al Vinza

        Final rites for Al Vinza Parsons, who died at his home in Parkersburg on Tuesay, were conducted Thursday afternoon from the Frozem Camp church with Rev. Floyd Caplinger officiating and interment was in the Lowther Cemetery. Mr. Parsons is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Parsons; five sons, Jessie, Oshel and Otha, all of Parkersburg, Stewart of Front Royal, Va. And Clellie of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Wilson and Mrs. Belva Lowe, both of Parkersburg; three sisters, Mrs. Ora Miller of Spencer, Mrs. Lucy Miller of Texas and Mrs. Agatha Miller of Akron, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

Patterson, Mary Pauline Hinzman

        Mary Pauline Hinzman Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hinzman, was born 29 May 1924 and departed this life September 15, 1949 at Gallipolis, Ohio, age 25 years, 3 months, and 15 days. She was united in marriage to Otis Patterson on May 25, 1946 and to this union two children were born. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, Otis L. Patterson; one daughter, Deloris Gail; her father and mother; one grandfather, Rev. Isaac Hinzman; five brothers , Dale of Sandyville, Donald, Devon, Buddy and Ronald, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Warren (Dolah) White of Ripley, Mrs. Herbert (Crystal) Miller of Spencer, Geraldine and Colleen, at home. One daughter, Lee Ann, and one brother, Doyle Franklin, preceded her in death. Funeral and burial services were held at the Mt. Hope Church and cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Sept 1949)

Pepper, Nellie Maria

        Nellie Maria, youngest daughter of Samuel E. and Florence Murray Pepper, was born July 12, 1917 and departed this life Sept. 5, 1949, age 32 years, one month and 24 days. She was born and spent the greater part of her life in Jackson County. She leaves to mourn her passing her aged father and mother; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Moore of Rockland, Ohio and Mrs. Margaret Hill of Parkersburg; two brothers, Clarence Pepper of Union Town, Ohio and Glenn Pepper of Parkersburg; two nieces and five nephews. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Sept 1949)

King, Wilford Bruce

        Wilford Bruce ìTommyî King, son of C. D. and Donna King, was born on 18 Mile Creek near Given Feb. 11, 1919, departed this life Sept 8, 1949 in a Spencer hospital, age 30 years, 6 months and 27 days. His mother and one brother preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn their loss the following: his father, c. D. King of Charleston; one sister, Mrs. Arlie Kessel of Red House; five brothers, Harry of Charleston, Desse of Given and Arvie, Claude and William, all of Dunbar; one uncle, Charley Rowley of Charleston; one aunt, Mrs. Myrtle Bush of Given, and many other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Moss Chapel Church near Rockcastle with Rev. N. D. Cavender officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Sept 1949)

Lemley, Charlotte Holliday

        Mrs. Charlotte Lemley, 72, wife of E. W. Lemley, died Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Murhl Miihlbach, and the funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Jerryís Run Baptist Church and burial will be in the church cemetery. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Clate Dilliion, by a former marriage, of Waverly, Oscar Lemley of Belleville, Fred Lemley of Parkersburg and Pearl Lemley of Belleville; one daughter, Mrs. Murhl Miihlbach of Ravenswood; one brother, Peter Holliday of Rockport; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Croft and Lucinda Lott, both of South Parkersburg. Also surviving are three grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Sept 1949)

Reed, Josiah

        Josiah Reed, age 63, a son of G. W. and Nancy Reed, formerly of Kenna, died of electrocution while working with an electric crane at Akron, Ohio, where he had resided for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Beulah; daughters, Mrs. Lottie Cross, Mrs. Ona Lee Hazlett, both of Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren; four children by a former marriage, Orville, Arnold, and Bobby Reed of Youngstown, Ohio and a daughter of Phoenix, Arizona. Four sisters and one brother also survive: Mrs. Liza Pritt of Leo, Mrs. Ida Curry of McKeesport, Pa., Mrs. Lena Hatcher of Kenna, Mrs. Tina Jones of Elkhurst and Early Reed of St. Albans. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Etling officiating. Burial was in the Ellet Memorial Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Sept 1949)

Davis, William

        Funeral services for William Davis, 69, who died at his home near Evans Saturday, were held from the Longview Church Tuesday with the Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Davis was a son of the late Isaac and Louisa Campbell Davis, and was a native of Jackson County. He married Verna Kessel on July 24, 1907 and they had lived in the vicinity of Evans since their marriage. Survivors, in addition to the widow, are a son, William Kessel Davis of Evens; two daughters, Mrs. Madaline Allen and Mrs. Opal Escue, both of Charleston; three half-brother, Oscar Davis, Benny Davis of Boomer and Oley Davis of Winfield; three half-sisters, Mrs. Rena Barr and Mrs. Mary King, both of Thornville, Ohio and Mrs. Georgia Ferguson of Red House, and two grandchildren, Mary Ann Allen of Charleston and Donnis Carol Davis of Evans. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 30 Sept 1949)

Moss, Nettie

        Word was received here this week that Mrs. Nettie Moss, 77, died at a hospital in Pasadena, California on Set. 11, 1949. Mrs. Moss was a resident of Jackson County for many years before going to California to make her home with her daughter. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. F. Paulson and Mrs. W. M. Parsons, both residents of California, and two granddaughters, Patricia Ann Paulson and Julie Susan Parsons. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 30 Sept 1949)

Hemsworth, Martha G. Mahan-Ferguson

        Mrs. Martha Hemsworth, 84, the mother of the late Richard Francis Ferguson of Ripley, died at her home in Parkersburg early Tuesday morning. The body is at the Vail Funeral Home in Ripley but arrangements for the funeral are not completed. The burial will be at the Martin Chapel cemetery. She had been critically ill for several weeks and Mrs. R. F. Ferguson of Ripley and Wade Ferguson of Chester were at the home when she died. Mrs. Hemsworth was the daughter of Richard G. and Lucinda Wise Mahan. Among the survivors are nine grandchildren and numerous other relatives. She married Alexander Vauden Ferguson on 29 Oct 1882 and he preceded herein death on 24 Jan 1906. Mr. Ferguson was the son of Joseph and (his third wife) Grace Vauden Ferguson. After Mr. Ferguson died, Martha married in 1909 Lewis E. Phelps and resided in Meigs County, Ohio. She later married a Mr. Hemsworth. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 30 Sept 1949)

Halbert, Joseph A.

        Funeral services for Joseph A. Halbert, 78, a native of Gay who died at Reedy on Tuesday of last week, were held from the Two Run Baptist Church Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Kelsie Board officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. He was a son of the late Henry P. and Minerva Welch Halbert. Surviving are two sons, Fred and Robert Halbert, both of Parkersburg; four daughters, Mrs. Ella Payne of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Eunice George of Parkersburg and Mrs. Grace Bumgardner and Mrs. Winnie Bumgardner, both of Palestine. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 30 Sept 1949)

McVey, America B. Crew

        Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Fairview church near Leroy for Mrs. America B. McVey, 74, a life long resident of Jackson County, who died at a Parkersburg hospital on Saturday. The Rev. Esker Groves officiated at the service and burial was in the church cemetery. She was born in Ohio, the daughter of Elwood Crew and Lydia Myers Crew. Surviving are her husband, H. McVey; ten children, Mrs. Ruby Full of Terre Haute, Indiana, Mrs. Pearl Murphy and Maude Giles, both of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Dana Persley of Leroy, Virginia McVey, Edwin McVey of Terre Haute, Indiana, C. C. McVey of Akron, Ohio, Ollie McVey of Leroy and Mrs. Lucy Thorn and Earl McVey, both of Akron Ohio. Also surviving is one brother, Ed Crew of Illinois. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Oct 1949)

Hemsworth, Martha Elizabeth Mahan-Ferguson-Phelps

        Martha Elizabeth Hemsworth died at her home at 1502 20th Street in Parkersburg on September 7 at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 4 days. She was born in Jackson County May 23, 1866, the daughter of Richard G. and Lucinda (Wise) Mahan. She united in marriage to Alexander Ferguson October 29, 1882 and to this union was born one son, Richard T. Ferguson, who preceded her in death about a year ago. Mr. Ferguson passed away in 1906 and she later married Louis Phelps, who also preceded her in death, passing away in 1920. In 1927 she married A. C. Hemsworth, who passed away in April 1948. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Vena Ferguson of Ripley, five grandsons and four granddaughters, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grand-children, and several step children. She had resided in Parkersburg for about the last 30 years. The funeral service was held at the Vail Funeral Chapel here Thursday afternoon with Rev. George E. Thomas officiating and burial was in the Martin Chapel Cemetery on Mud Run near Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 7 Oct 1949)

Montgomery, Scott

        A heart attack Monday night proved fatal to Scott Montgomery, widely known insurance man of Ripley, at his North Street home. He was 64 years of age and had been in failing health for some time because of a serious heart condition. For many years he was one of the countyís leading school teachers and several years ago moved to Ripley from Cottageville. The funeral service will be held from the Epworth Methodist Church in Ripley Thursday afternoon with Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Gertrude Reynolds Montgomery; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Kiser of Elizabethtown, Ky., Mrs. Madge Bennett of Ripley and Mrs. Ruby Jordan of Clarksburg, and four grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ranzie Ash of Salem, and Mrs. Walter Mitchell and Mrs. Alice Casto, both of Ravenswood. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 14 Oct 1949)

McCloud, Orville

        Funeral services for Orville McCloud, 79 year old farmer of Fairplain who died at his home there Monday afternoon, 10 Oct 1949, will be held at the home this (Wednesday) afternoon and the body will be taken to the Creston Cemetery for burial. Mr. McCloud had been ill for several months and death had been expected. He was born at Leon on November 22, 1863, a son of Radford and Nancy (Barnett) McCloud. He was engaged in farming all his life. On August 26, 1903 he married Addie Belle Dewees. Survivors include the following children: Clair McCloud of Boomer, Ina McCloud of Chesapeake, Ray McCloud of Fairplain, Delia McCloud of Fairplain, Elsie M. Woodard of Evans and Minnie M. Casto of St. Albans, and 8 grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Eslie McCloud of Cottagevilee. One sister, Della Newell, preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 14 Oct 1949)

Fisher, Infant

        The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Denna Fisher of Staats Mills, died at the family home there on Friday and the funeral and burial services were held at the Casto Cemetery on Saturday with Rev. J. M. Anderson in charge. Survving in addition to the parents are three brothers and four sisters. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 14 Oct 1949)

Thomas, Kenny Frank

        Funeral services for Kenny Frank Thomas, 71, who died at his Staats Mills home early Saturday morning after a long illness, were held Monday morning with Rev. Wayne Barnhart officiating and t he burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery near Ripley. Mr. Thomas, a son of the late Jesse and Mary Lewis Thomas, is survived by a daughter, Verna Thomas of Florida, and a brother, G. S. Thomas of Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 14 Oct 1949)

Kerns, Infant

        The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kerns of Kentuck died on Wednesday and burial services were conducted at the Kerns family cemetery by Rev. Orville Walker. The survivors include the parents, seven brothers and two sisters. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 14 Oct 1949)

Horn, Walter

        A heart attack brought sudden death to Walter Horn, 74, at his home on Stone Ridge near Ripley early Saturday morning. He died before a physician who was called could reach the home. The funeral service was held at the Vail Funeral Home Monday afternoon with the Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and the burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Horn was a son of the late John P. and Susan Knightstep Horn and was born at Ripley on May 9, 1875. He spent his entire life in this community where he engaged in farming and fruit growing, Survivors include the widow, Icy Pearl Horn, three sons, Henry of Fairmont and Melvin and Otwell, both of Ripley; two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Bower of Fairmont and Wanda May Horn at home; one brother, W. R. Horn of Homestead, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. M. V. Harpold of Akron, Ohio, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Oct 1949)

Shriver, Francis Lafayette

        Francis Lafayette Shriver, 75, of Silverton, who was attending the Grand Lodge of the Odd Fellows in Clarksburg last week, was found dead in his hotel room there Friday, 14 Oct 1949, and Coroner Kenna Jackson of Harrison County said that death resulted from a heart attack. The funeral services were held from the Ravenswood Christian Church Monday afternoon and the burial followed in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mr. Shriver was a retired school teacher, having taught in the West Virginia schools for 40 years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. D. A. Coffman of Proctorville, Ohio, Mrs. Carl Parsons of Logan, Mrs. C. B. Barker of McMechen and Mrs. Carl Pyatt; one son, H. L. Shriver of Ravenswood and a brother, C. M. Shriver of Sheridan, Oregon. On 14 Oct. 1894 he married Carrie Melissa Brown, who preceded him in death on 13 Feb 1949. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Oct 1949)

Williams, James

        The home of the Greer farm at the southern city limits of Ripley, which was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ova Anderson, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning and James Williams of Kenna, 25 year old brother of Mrs. Anderson, lost his life in the fire. He had been staying with Mr. and Mrs. Anderson and was employed by the Thomas Construction Company on the New Mill Creek bridge being erected south of Ripley. The Andersons were visiting at Kenna when the fire broke out. The survivors include the mother, Mrs. Icy Williams of Kenna; a brother, John Wesley Williams, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Ova Anderson of Ripley and Mrs. Anna Belle Williams of Ravenswood. The funeral service was held at the home near Kenna on Monday with the Rev. D. C. Burhris officiating and the burial was in the family cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Oct 1949)

Tucker, William Elmer

        William Elmer Tucker died at his home in Croton, Ohio, on Wednesday and the funeral service was held on Saturday with burial in the Union Cemetery in that city. He was a retired machinist welder for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company after 31 years service. He was a native of Jackson County but had spent the latter part of his life in Ohio. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sallie Kay Tucker, formerly of Evans; two sons, Dale and Harold, both of Columbus; one brother, W. C. Tucker of Coolville, Ohio, and six grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Oct 1949)

Pitchford, Sandra Susan

        Sandra Susan Pitchford, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Pitchford of Vienna, died at birth at St. Josephís Hospital (Parkersburg) on Tuesday of last week and burial services were held at the Fairplain Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Pitchford is the former Oreta Mae Staats, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oshel Staats of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Oct 1949)

Starr, Mary Clarkson

        Funeral services were held on Saturday morning at the Sandyville Methodist Church for Mrs. Mary Clarkson Starr, 73, wife of J. H. Starr, who died at her home on Thursday. The Rev. Herbert Spencer and the Rev. H. E. Nuzum officiated at the service and the body was taken to the Clover Cemetery in Roane County for burial. Mrs. Starr was a member of the Methodist church and had enjoyed a wide acquaintance in the Sandyville community where the family had lived for many years. Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons, Carrol F. of Sandyville, H. L. of Ravenswood, Robert C. off Barberton, Ohio and Charles Starr of Sandyville; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Goodwin of Spencer, Mrs. Fannie Lewis of Hamden, Ohio and Mrs. Martha Weltner of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Oct 1949)

Scrote, Florence Archer

        Word was received here Saturday by relatives informing them of the death of Mrs. Florence Archer Scrote at her home in Akron on Friday. The funeral and burial services were held there Tuesday. Mrs. Scrote, a daughter of the late McGary Archer and Sarah Aplin Archer, was born at Gay and lived there for many years. Survivors include two brothers, Clarence Archer of Ripley and McKinley Archer of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Archer Romine of Los Angeles, a daughter, Norma Lee Scrote of Akron, and a niece, Mrs. W. L. Evans of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 21 Oct 1949)

Knapp, Audie Lula

        Funeral services for Mrs. Audie Lula Knapp, 69, of Gay, were held Monday afternoon at the Gilboa Baptist Church and burial was in the Fox cemetery. Mrs. Knapp died at the DePue Hospital in Spencer on Saturday following a long illness. The wife of Arthur L. Knapp, she was born in Doddridge County. Surviving in addition to the husband are three sons, Holly of Frost, Ohio, Leddie of spencer and Walter of Parkersburg; two daughters, Mrs. Flora Craddock of Akron and Mrs. Hester Rhodes of Gay; one step-daughter, Mrs. R. H. Hess of Liverpool; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Putnam of Parkersburg, Mrs. Odie Childers of Parkersburg and Mrs. Freda Lee of Hopedale, Ohio and Mrs. Emma Freeman of Steubenvlle, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Oct 1949)

Archer, Marshall H.

        Funeral services were held yesterday (Tuesday) in Parkersburg for Marshall H. Archer, 93, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. C. Wenmouth, in that city on Sunday morning. The Rev. H. W. Blackburn officiated and the burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Born in Noble County, Ohio, he had resided in Parkersburg for the past 50 years, and until his retirement was employed with the Shattuck and Jackson Wholesale Grocery Company. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herman Martin of South Parkersburg and Mrs. Wenmouth, with whom he made his home; two brothers, M. O. Archer of Racine, Ohio and J. G. Archer of Parkersburg, 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Oct 1949)

Rhodes, Okey Preston

        Okey Preston Rhodes, 80, year old Ripley resident, died at the Priddy Hospital in Ravenswood at 10 oíclock Tuesday morning following a long illness. The body is at the Parsons Mortuary in Ripley where the funeral will be held sometime Thursday, but details are not yet completed. Mr. Rhodes was born March 25, 1859 near Gay, a son of Arch and Delina Rhodes. On March 9, 1902 Married Nettie Casto, who survives. Other survivors are two sons, Smith Rhodes of Springfield, Illinois and Curtis Rhodes of Ripley; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Randall of Marion, Ohio and Mrs. Flaye Miller of Ripley; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Everett Rhodes of Ripley and Ervin Rhodes of Rogers, Ohioe, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Williams, also of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Oct 1949)

Ferrell, Henry

        Henry Ferrell, 46, died Friday morning, October 14, at his home at Catawba. He was a son of Enoch J. Ferrell and the late Florence May Nuzum and was born January 15, 1903 at Catawba. He was employed at Jordan Mine No. 93, of the Consolidation Coal Company. He is survived by his widow, Beatrice Hickman Ferrell and two sons, Richard and Robert Ferrell; by his father and the following brothers and sisters: Edgar of Little Falls, Harry, Clarence and Willard, all of Catawba, Mrs. Lucy Radcliff of Meadowdale, Mrs. Della Hardin of Rivesville, Mrs. Mary Barnett of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Hazel Hovatter of Arthurdales and Mrs. Olive Porter of Catawba. Services will be held at he residence Sundayafternoon and burial will follow in the Mr. Zion Cemetary. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Oct 1949)

Wright, Margaret May

        Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon from the Wilding Methodist Church for Mrs. Margaret May Wright, who died Monday at her home at Sirus Port following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Frank B. Wright, a son, Jackson Wright and a daughter, Mary Ann Morgan. The Rev. Frank Caltrider officiated athe the funeral services. Burial was in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Oct 1949)

Casto, Jonathan W.

        Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the family cemetery in Belgrove for Jonathan Casto, 75, of Belgrove, who died Monday in the VA Hospital at Huntington. The Rev. James Anderson officiated. A former Jackson County mail carrier, he was the oldest living veteran of World War I in this county. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Doolittle of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Alonzo Casto and D. N. Casto, both of Belgrove, and two sisters, Mrs. Rosalie Dailey of Ohio and Mrs. Martha Ann Comer of Frozen Camp. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Oct 1949)

Mooney, Charles

        Charles Mooney died at Baltimore last Tuesday and the burial services were held at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday. He is survived by his widow, the former Mary Parsons of Ripley, and a son, Frank Mooney. Boyd Parsons of Evans and Rolla Parsons of Ripley are brothers-in-law of the deceased. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Oct 1949)

Mooney, Charles Franklin

        Charles Franklin Mooney died at Maryland General Hospital , Baltimore, on Oct. 11, 1949 of a heart attack after a long illness. The burial was in the Baltimore National Cemetery. He was born near Coniksville, Virginia, Nov. 14, 1893 and moved with his family to Davis, WV when he was a small boy. Mr. Mooney served with the 165th Infantry of Rainbow Division in France in World War I. He suffered a severe leg wound from which he never fully recovered. After his discharge from the Army service he worked in his home town for a few months, then moved to Baltimore where he lived from 1924 until his death. Mr. Mooney was a clerk in the Baltimore Post Office. He married May Mazilla Parsons on Feb. 17, 1919 at Ripley, WV. (Jackson Herald, Friday, Nov 18, 1949)

Grady, Sarah Louvernia Myers

        Sarah Louvernia Grady, daughter of Barney and Marthy Myers, was born April 24, 1882 and departed this life October 10, 1949 at the age of 66 years, 6 months and 14 days. She was united in marriage to Annias Grady. To this union two children were born: Herbert L. Grady of St. Albans and Edward Grady, at home. Besides her husband and two sons, she leaves four sisters, Mrs. Lucy Stevens of Parkersburg, Dora Wiseman, Clohe Myers and Mrs. Rosie Pringle; three brothers, Charles Myers, ÖÖÖ Myers of Parkersburg and J. R. Myers. Funeral services were conducted at the Walker Chapel Church on Oct. 19, Rev. I. J. McCollum officiating, assisted by Rev. Fred Harman. Interment was made in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 28 Oct 1949)

Painter, William

        Ten year old William ìBillieî Painter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sattis O. Painter of Dunbar, and formerly of Given, died Thursday morning and the cause of death was reported to be rabies. He was bitten 17 days ago by his pet dog. State Health Department tests of the dog proved positive for rabies. Billie immediately started receiving Pasteur treatments, and had taken several shots of preventive medicine, but his condition became critical Wednesday morning and he was rushed to a South Charleston hospital. Billie was the youngest of four children in the family. Besides the parents, he is survived by two sisters, bertha Louise and Emma Genevieve, and a brother, Doyle Eugene, all at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Stone of Robertsburgh and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Painter of Given. The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Church near Rockcastle with the Rev. Charles Scraggs and Rev. Milton Hayes officiating, and the burial was in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 Nov 1949)

McKay, Mrs. E. V.

        Final services for Mrs. E. V. McKay, 97 year old resident of Ravenswood, who died on Tuesday ath the home of her niece, Mrs. E. C. Edelan of Parkersburg, were held from the Ravenswood Baptist Church Thursday morning and the body was taken to the McKay Cemetery at Great Bend, Ohio for burial. Born in Barbour Count, Va. (now W. Va.), she was married to James McKay in 1870. She had resided with her neice for the past 17 years. Her husband and two sons preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 Nov 1949)

Brabham, Clovis Woodson

        Funeral services for Clovis Woodson Brabham, 75, who died at his home in Parkersburg on Thursday, were held from the Herman Church Friday afternoon and the burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Erma Brabham; four sons, J. W. Brabham of Charleston, W. W. Brabham of Gay, L. C. Brabham of Canton, Ohio and W. M. Brabham of Reedy; nine daughters, Mrs. John Raines Jr. of Charleston, Mrs. Ernest Moore of Lubeck, Mrs. Estel Westfall of Lake Milton, Ohio, Mrs. Oakie Parsons of River Hill, Mrs. Ray Morgan of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Roma Evans of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Mrs. Jennings Beagle of Ripley, Mrs. Early Roberts of Wellsburg and Mrs. Henderson Williams of Parkersburg; two brothers, W. A. Brabham of Parkersburg and John Brabham of Gay; two sisters, and Mrs. Icy Carpenter of Parkersburg; 51 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Lucy and Dianthia, and a son, Delmore, preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 4 Nov 1949)

Parrish, Henry Franklin

        Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Vail Funeral Home in Ripley for Henry Franklin Parrish, 79 year old resident of Jackson County, who died at Ravenswood Hospital Wednesday night. The burial was in the Hereford Cemetery. Surviving are three sons, John E. Parrish of Parkersburg, William J. Parrish of Akron, Ohio and Stephen Parrish of Ripley; two daughters, Mrs. O. H. Hawk of Silver Springs, Maryland and Mrs. J. C. Smith of Akron, Ohio; four sisters and three brothers, William of Ripley, Everett K. of Parkersburg, E. G. Parrish of Follansbee, WV, Mrs. Pearl Rose, Mrs. John Pyatt and Mrs. Clate Hawk, all of Parkersburg and Mrs. Frank Richardson of East Liverpool, Ohio. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. His wife, Amanda Piersol Parrish, a daughter, Pearl Moore, and a son, Clyde Parrish, all preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 Nov 1949)

Stone, James Edison

        James Edison, the three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Stone of Leon, Rt. 3, was found dead in his crib Sunday morning by the mother. She had fed the infant about three hours before and he appeared to be normal in every respect. The funeral service was held at the Creston Church Monday afternoon and the burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors, in addition to the parents, include a brother, Dwight, and a sister, Louease, the grandparents, Mrs. Annie Stone of Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Wallng of Given, and numerous other relatives. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 Nov 1949)

Ray, Elmer

        Elmer Ray, the 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rossie Ray of Vicars, Roane County, near Fletcher, fired a .22 caliber pistol bullet through his heart Sunday and died instantly. He was a grandson of the late Oke Ray. Relatives said the rash act was the result of a fit of temper. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Gandee had spent the day at the Ray home and Mr. Ray was going to Charleston with them. The son wanted to go along for the automobile ride and when he ws told that he could not go, he threatened to shoot himself if they didnít permit him to go along. When he was given to understand that he could not go dashed into the house, got the .22 pistol and while standing in the living room fired the bullet into his heart and died instantly. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church, Rev. D. C. Guthrie officiating, and the body was laid to rest in the Ferrell Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 Nov 1949)

Conner, James Franklin

        The body of James Franklin Conner, a graduate of Ravenswood High School who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge on October 24, 1944, arrived here Wednesday and funeral services were held at the Chambers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday. Military rites were conducted by veterans and burial ws in the Ravenswood Cemetery. The son of the late Patrick and Ellen Bunner Conner, the deceased had resided at the ome of Mr. Cline of Newark, Ohio. He was graduated from Ravenswood High School in May, 1943 and went into the Army in early 1944. He was born January 5, 1924. Surviving are two brothers, Marshall and John Conner of Sherman; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Bunner and Mrs. Daniel Bnner of Sherman, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Eugene Matheny of Kentucky and Mrs. John Gorrell of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 11 Nov 1949)

Watkins, Henry E.

        Funeral services for Henry E. Watkins, 83 year old Leroy citizen, were held from the Center Valley Methodist Church in Wirt County Sunday afternoon with the Rev. J. E. Cunningham officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Watkins died at a Parkersburg hospital on Thursday afternoon, where he had been a patient for several days. Surviving are five sons, Shirley Watkins and Okey Watkins of Canton, Ohio, Golden Watkins of Massilon, Ohio, Rev. Thomas S. Watkins of Morgantown and Frank Watkins of Parkersburg; two daughters, Mrs. Essie Ott of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Mrs. Mamie Loutenheiser of Phoenix, Arizona, and 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Nov 1949)

Staats, Columbus L.

        Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the Fairplain Church for Columbus L. Staats, 67, who died at his home there on Sunday following a long illness. The Rev. Rankin Roach officiated at the service and the burial was in the Casto Cemetery. Mr. Staats had been critically ill for some time and death had been expected. He was a retired surveyor and a former school teacher. He was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Staats. Surviving are his wife, Ms. Eva Staats; three daughters, Mrs. M. W. Chancey of Staats Mills, Mrs. W. A. Harpold of St. Albans and Mrs. Albert C. Hall of Fairplain; one son, Romeo Staats of Fairplain; two brothers, Dr. Oshel Staats and Attorney Carter Staats, both of Ripley and three grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Nov 1949)

Shamblin, Infant

        The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Denver Shamblin died in a Charleston hospital on Monday. The funeral and burial services were held at Sissonvlle on Tuesday. Surviving besides the parents are five sisters, Mrs. Juanita Ward of Lewisburg, Mrs. Amy Leet Skeen and Miss Betty Joe Shamblin of Charleston, and Jackie and Judy, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Crowder and G. W. Shamblin, all of Sissonville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Nov 1949)

Duff, James Andrew

        James Andrew Duff, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Duff, pioneer resident of the Kentuck section of Jackson County, died Saturday In a Charleston hospital, A retired carpenter, he is survived by the widow; two brothers, Jerome of Charleston and Sam of Kenna, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Lee of Charleston. Funeral services were held at Dunbar on Monday afternoon. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Nov 1949)

Stephens, Henley Jr.

        A veteran who suffered wounds from which he never recovered while storming German lines in Normandy on July 6, 1944, died in the Verterans Hospital at Huntington Saturday night, and his comrades in arms paid him a final tribute of funeral services conducted from the Vail Funeral Home here Monday afternoon. He was Henley Stephens Jr., who returned from the war a helpless invalid as the result of a wound in the spine. For his gallantry in action he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge. Since his return from the service Stephens had lived near Ripley, and had been a patient in the Veterans Hospital only a short time before his death. The service was conducted by the Rev. W. W. Harvey and the burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery. He was born at Elverton, WV on Aug. 27, 1922, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henley Stephens. On May 2, 1947 he married Geneva Correy, who with the parents, a brother, William of Ward, WV, and a sister, Mrs. Beulah Slate, of War, survive. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 18 Nov 1949)

Counts, Harold

        A 23 year Kentuck farmer, Harold Counts, was crushed to death and his two comp[anions were slightly injured when their automobile went out of control on US Rt. 21 near the C. V. Chancy home north of Kenna about 11:15 last Saturday night. Counts was the fifth highway fatality for the county this year and the fourth within a two week period. Two companions who were injured were Arrol Cummings, 15, a head head injury, and Lloyd Kiser, 20, a knee injury. Both are from Kentuck. Counts was driving the 1940 Model Chevrolet coupe which went out of control and turned over serveral times. Counts was pinned under the vehicle. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Counts and was a graduate of Ripley High School. The funeral was held from the home of the parents Monday afternoon, with the Rev. Edgar Hutton in charge and the burial was in the family cemetery. Survivors, in addition to the parents, include three sisters, Mrs. Freda Long of Kimbolton, Ohio, Miss Patsy Counts and Miss Urita Counts, and a brother, Gene counts, all of Kentuck. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 15 Nov 1949)

Ashley, Flora Ann

        Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Ann Ashley, 85, who died at her home at Cottageville on Tuesday, were held from the Presbyterian church at Cottagevilee RFD on Thursday and burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. Okey Keefer officiated and the Vail undertakers were in charge. Mrs. Ashley, a native of Mason county, is survived by two sons, Okey Williams of Columbus, Ohio and Phillip Howell of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Bennett of Cottageville and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Rollins of Letart. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Nov 1949)

Harrison, Hobert J.

        Hobert Harrison, Jr., 19, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Harrison of Kenna, on Monday following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements had not been completed early Tuesday morning. Surviving in addition to the parents, include three sisters, Mrs. Emory Fisher and Mrs. Roy Harrison, both of Sissonville, and Miss Flossie Harrison at home; four brothers, Ransford of Sissonville, Delbert of Liberty and Lyden and Donsel, both at home. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Nov 1949)

Canterbury, Infant

        The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Canterbury of Ripley died three hours afer birth last Thursday and graveside services were held at the Pauley cemetery in Kanawha County on Friday with Rev. H. C. Smith officiating. The Parsons funeral directors were in charge of arrangements. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by seven sisters and nine brothers; Mrs. Ruby Albaugh of Charleston, Mrs. Thelma Daugherty of Charleston, Doris Virginia, Joyce Ann, Connie, Olive and Frances Canterbury, all at home; James Arden Canterbury of Ravenswood, W. H. Canterbury of Sissonville, W. P. Canterbury of Frame, Louie Canterbury of Charleston, Robert Canterbury of frame, Roy/Ray Canterbury in Japan, Nelson Canterbury of Charleston, and Bennett and Romie Jr. at home. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Nov 1949)

Howell, Homer D.

        Homer D. Howell, 51 year old farmer of Peniel, near Jackson-Roane county line, and an active member of the Little Kanawha Regional Council, was crushed to death by a rolling log at his farm about four oíclock Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Howell had been hauling logs with a tractor. He was born in Roane County, the son of the late C. C. Howell and arah Roberts Howell. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Moriah Lodge No. 38, Spencer Chapter. Besides his widow, who was the former Halle Thompson, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Perrine of Morgantown and one grandson; one brother, C. W. Howell of Portland, Oregon; three sisters, Mrs. R. A. Fisher of Walton, Mrs. Herbert Reed of Muncie, Indiana and Mrs. E. E. Romins of Spencer. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Nov 1949)

Faber, George B.

        Funeral services for Dr. George B. Faber, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Faber of Kenna, were held at his home in Columbus on Thursday afternoon and burial followed in a cemetery there. Dr. Faber died in a Columbus hospital on the previous Monday. He had been in failing health for a number of years. Survivors include his widow, Geneva Faber; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Gibbs of New Mexico; a son, George Edwin Faber of Columbus, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Henry Slawter of Kenna, Mrs. W. H. Vickers of Elkview, Mrs. R. L. Bird of Charleston, Mrs. Frank Vost of Pt. Pleasant, M. T. Faber of Kenna, R. H. Faber of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, H. O. Faber of Sissonville, C. L. Faber of Courtland, Ohio and Dovener Faber of Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Nov 1949)

Miles, Donna Brotherton

        Mrs. Donna Brotherton Miles, 71, widow of the late M. M. Miles , a building contractor, and a sister of B. R. Brotherton of Ripley, died at her home in Charleston on Tuesday of last week. Funeral and burial services were held in Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Nov 1949)

Shimp, Melvina A. Barker

        Melvina A. Barker Shimp, daughter of John W. and Susan Barker, was born near Caldwell, Nobel Co., Ohio, December 16, 1873, and departed this life November 7, 1949 at her home at Liverpool, WV, age 76 years, 10 months and 22 days. She was married to Simon A. Shimp of Middle Creek, Ohio, August 14, 1894, and to this union were born three sons and one daughter: C. F. Shimp, E. O. Shimp and Mrs. Clara O. Gray, all of Liverpool, and Theodore Larkin Shimp, who preceded her in death in 1928. Her husband passed away in 1940. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Clara Lindamood of Los Angeles, Calif. and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was a life long member of the Methodist church. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 25 Nov 1949)

Hardesty, Elmer F.

        Elmer F. Hardesty, 68 year old farmer of Sandyville, dropped dead from what is believed to have been a heart attack or stroke at his home there late Friday evening. The funeral service was held from the Independence Church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Frank Caltrider officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. Chambers Funeral Directors of Ravenswood were in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Hardesty was born at Sandyville on August 27, 1881, a son of Harry and Susan Hunter Hardesty. He spent his entire life in the community and engaged in farming. He was a member of the Lockhart Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Erma Lockhart Hardesty; three sons, Lloyd and Paul Hardesty of Sandyville and Robert Hardesty of Glasgow; two daughters, Mrs. Margie Williams and Miss Gertrued Hardesty, both of Parkersburg; two brothers, Ross Hardesty of Tucson, Arizona, and Luther Hardesty of Uniontown, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Smith and Mrs. C. R. Kent, both of Sandyville, and Mrs. Edgar Carr of Uniontown, Pa. Seven grandchildren also survive. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Dec 1949)

Good, James E.

        Funeral services were held at the Hickory Grove Church near Kenna on Monday morning for James E. Good, 91 year old farmer of the community, who died at his home there Saturday morning. The burial was in the Good family cemetery (on his farm) and the Vail funeral directors had charge of the arrangements for the services. Mr. Good was a son of Jeremiah and Louisa Haynes Good, and had spent his life in that section of the county where he engaged in farming. He was preceded in death by his wife, Aday Siders Good. Survivors include four sons, Otis Good of Charleston, Delmer and carl Good, both of Kenna, and Ronald Good of Ravenswood; two daughters, Mrs. Margie Fisher of Kenna and Mrs. Arvie Donnely of Millwood. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Cora Skeen of Kentuck, and 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Dec 1949)

French, Chester Raymond

        Funeral services for Chester Raymond French, 42 year old Given resident and World War II veteran, who died in a hospital at Richmond, Virginia on Sunday, will be held from the Emma Chapel Church this Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Hobson D. Fisher and Rev. Vaughn Fisher officiating and the burial will be in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Parsons Funeral Home of Ripley. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Omal Painter French of Given; his morhter, Mrs. Janie French of Londonderry, Ohio; three brothers, Fred of Wellston, Ohio, Charles of Londonderry, Ohio and Rex of Columbus; seven sisters, Mrs. Dora Martin of Londonderry, Mrs. Corda Patrick of Arthur, Mrs. Kate Rhodes of Columbus, Mrs. Myrtle Cabus of Columbus, Mrs. Ruby Climber of Ohio, Mrs. Hazel Romio of Ohio and Gracie Hixon. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Dec 1949)

French, Chester Raymond

        Chester Raymond French, son of Ballard and Janie Sargent French, was born at Given April 6, 1907 and departed this life November 27, 1949 at McGuire Veterans Hospital, Richmond, Va., at the age of 42 years, 7 months and 21 days. He was united in marriage to Omal Painter on December 14, 1940, who survives. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Janie French of Londonderry, Ohio; three brothers and seven sisters, Fred of Wellston, Ohio, Charles of Londonderry, Ohio, Rex of Columbus, Cordie Patrick of Athens Ohio, Dora Martin of Londonderry, Myrtle Cabus of Colubus, Hazel Renny of Ray, Ohio, Gracie Hixon of Londonderry and Ruby Climer of Lockeburn, Ohio, and a host of other relatives. His father preceded him in death eight year ago. Mr. French entered the US. Navy October 21, 1943 and served until July 24, 1949. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)

Wren, Lou Dovie May Smith

        Mrs. Lou Dovie May Smith Wren, 65, died at Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh, Wednesday Nov. 16. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Thomas H. Wren, Sr.; a son, Thomas H. Jr., at home; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Owens of Coraoplis, Mrs. Christina Riffle of Cleveland, and Mrs. Stella Smith of Parkersburg, and a brother, George Smith of Sandyville. The funeral and burial services for Mrs. Wren, who was 65 years, 9 months and 16 days of age, were held in Coraopolis, Pa. on the Saturday following her death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Dec 1949)

Campbell, Roy Leslie (20 June 1902-22 Nov 1949)

        Funeral services for Roy Leslie Campbel, who died at his home in Belpre, Ohio on Tuesday of last week, were held from the Independence Church at Sandyville on Friday afternoon with the Rev. E. W. Kesser officiating and the burial was in the church cemetery. The Vail Undertakers had charge of the services. Mr. Campbell was born at Sandyville, a son of George and Sarah Campbell, and was married to the former Clara Marie Kline at Ravenswood on July 21, 1923. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by the following: his wife at home; a son, James Wilmer Campbell, with the Air Force in Arizona; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Kathleen Weaver of Parkersburg, Mrs. Anna Pauline Enyart of Columbus, Ohio, Misses Doris and Betty Jo Campbell at home; a brother, George Campbell of Ravenna, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Hayden of Parkersburg, Mrs. Ida Walters of Ravenswood and Mrs. Sarah Campbell of Sandyville. One son, Roy Leslie Campbell, preceded him in death fourteen years ago. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Dec 1949)

Horn, William R.

        William R. (Rudy) Horn, native of Ripley, died at his home in Homestead, Pa. on Sunday, Nov. 13, according to information received by the HERALD this week. The funeral services was conducted there on the following Wednesday, with burial in Jefferson Memorial Park in that city. Mr. Horn was born May 2, 1887 at Ripley, a son of the late John P. and Susan Horn, and was a brother of the late Edward Warden Horn and Walter Horn of Ripley, Mrs. Cordia Yates of Ravenswood, and John Horn of Arkansas. There is one surviving sister, Mrs. Jennie Harpold of Akron, Ohio. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucy Horn, a son, William J. Horn and a foster son, William Lowstetter, all at home. (Friday, 2 Dec 1949)

Cottrill, Owen

        Owen Cottrill, employee of the Dunbar Post Office for 19 years, and a native of Given, died Tuesday morning of last week in a South Charleston hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Erma Cottrill; on daughter, Mrs. Clifford Folford of Dunbar; two sons, Myles Cottrill and Owen Cottrill Jr., both of Dunbar; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Murphy of Charleston, Mrs. Auerille Barker of Logan and Mrs. Maxine Mullen of Madison; three brothers, George of Red House, Dr. V. A. of Madison and Alvy of Charleston. Mr. Cottrill was a resident of Dunbar for 30 years. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Dec 1949)

Morrison, Harold Lewis

        Funeral services for Harold Lewis Morrison, 52, of Sandyville, who died at his home there Monday, will be held from the Lockhart Church this (Wednesday) afternoon and burial will be in the Independence Cemetery. Mr. Morrison was a son of the late James W. and Rebecca Morrison, and was a member of the Lockhart church. Survivors include his wife, Nolia Burke Morrison; a daughter, Mrs. Lyda Thomas of Sandyville; a son, Harold L. Morrison Jr., at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie A. Lockhart of Radnor, Ohio and Mrs. Bertha Andrews of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Dec 1949)

Dowler, Glenna Gay Farley

        Mrs. Glenna Gay Dowler, 64, of Windy, wife of Sanford D. Dowler, died Wednesday at the St. Josephís Hospital in Parkersburg, where she had been a patient for several days. A resident of the Windy community for the past 35 years, Mrs. Dowler was a member of the Providence Methodist Church there. She was a daughter of the late Samuel E. and Virginia Bee Farley. Surviving, in addition to the husband, are two foster daughters, Mrs. C. A. Dowler of Davisville and Mrs. Claude Walker of Detroit, Michigan; one brother, J. C. Farley of Akron, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. T. A. Thornton of Sandyville, Mrs. H. E. Moore of Parkersburg, Mrs. Ed Lundquist, Mrs. F. B. Stukey and Mrs. R. H. Stukey, all of Akron, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 2 Dec 1949)

Landfried, John

        John Landfried, 77, a well-known Ripley citizen, died suddenly at his home here Tuesday afternoon. He had been in poor health for some time but was believed to be improving. Survivors include the widow; a son, Hobart Landfried of Ripley, and a daughter, Mrs. J. J. Milhoan of Parkersburg. The body is at the Vail Mortuary and funeral arrangements are incomplete. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Dec 1949)

Landfried, John

        Funeral services for John Landfried, 77 year old Ripley businessman, were held from the Vail Funeral Home here Thursday afternoon with the Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery (no tombstone in 1987). He was born near Ripley and spent his entire life in the vicinity. He was a son of the late Philip and Sarah Ables Landfried and was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ida Landfried (no tombstone in 1987); a son, Hobart Landfried of Ripley; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Milhoan of Parkersburg, and 5 grandchildren. Two brothers, A. D. Landfried, President of the County Court, and J. M. Landfried, both of Ripley, are among the survivors. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Dec 1949)

Milhoan, Emma Bull

        Funeral services were held from the Ravenswood Christian Church yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon for Mrs. Emma Milhoan, 78, wife of A. J. Milhoan of Milhoan Ridge, who died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon at the Ravenswood Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. The Rev. Logan Martin of Parkersburg officiated and the burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. Milhoan was a widely known resident of the Milhoan Ridge community where her husband was a deputy sheriff under former Sheriff D. J. Rogers. The survivors, in addition to the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. J. J. Harback of New Orleans and Mrs. Richard Hosleton of Murraysville, and three sons, Pearl of Ravenswood and G. O. and W. D Milhoan both of Parkersburg. She also had one brother, Dr. S. W Bull of Spencer. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Dec 1949)

Palmer, Sutton

        Sutton Palmer, 49, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Palmer of Sandyville, was fatally injured Sunday morning when an automobile he was driving skidded on an icy bridge and plunged down an embankment at Kanawha Station on State Rt. 47, nine miles southeast of Parkersburg. Mr. Palmer, who was formerly a school teacher in this county, was secretary of the W. W. Smith Hardware Company in Parkersburg, a position he had held for a number of years. State Trooper H. E. Martin, who investigated the accident, said Palmerís son, James, 15, and Guy Freed were slightly injured when the 1947 Chevrolet sedan went over the embankment and overturned at least twice. Mr. Palmer died in Camden Clark Hospital about two hours after the accident. He was born in Wetzel County, the son of Grant and Ida Palmer, both now living at Sandyville.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Balderson Palmer, and three children, Mrs. Betty L. Snider of Parkersburg, Robert Bruce Palmer, a student at West Virginia University, and James Edward Palmer at home. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Joe and Harry of Parkersburg, Roy of Canelton, WV, Elzie, Ray and Lindsey of Sandyville, Mrs. Zora Kittle, Mrs. Louise Hutchinson, Mrs. Virginia Bayles and Flossie Palmer, all of Sandyville, Lysander Palm er in the US Army and Mrs. Pauline Sommerville of Palestine. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Dec 1949)

Finch, Harry H

        Harry H Finch, son of Thomas J. and Ellen Finch, was born March 25, 1864 near Macksburg, Nobel County, Ohio, and departed this life on November 29, 1949 at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 3 days. On December 5, 1888 he was united in marriage to Sarah C. Wilson, who survives him, along with two daughters, Mrs. T. W. Gorrell of Coolville, Ohio and Mrs. D. F. Shockey of Ravenswood; four sons, Ernest Earl Finch on Vincent, Ohio, Everett S. Finch of Sandyville; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A daughter, Iva L. Bennett, preceded him in death. Mr. Finch was the last member of a very large family. Service and burial was in the Independence Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Dec 1949)

Smith, William Bowers

        William Bowers Smith, 84, a native of Fletcher, died at his home in Dubar Sunday and the funeral services were held there on Tuesday and burial was in Grandview Memorial Park. He is survived by his widow, Martha Lee; a daughter, Mrs. Stella Garrett of Charleston; two sons, Walter Smith of Pittsburg, Pa. and Elijah Smith of Fairbanks, Alaska; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was a retired employee of the Fletcher Enamel Company in Dunbar. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Dec 1949)

Shamblin, George W.

        George W. Shamblin,70, died Tuesday at his home at Sissonville. Friends of the family said that he had been in failing health for some time. Survivors are nine sons, Arthur, Donald, Cubie (?), and Ottie, all of Charleston, Fearnot, Denver, Otmer, Johnnie and Doy, all of Sisson vile; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Jenkins and Mrs. Glada Munday of Charleston and Mrs. Ora Burgess of Sissonville; one brother, G. A. Shamblin of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. Vernia Smith of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Nancy Ashley of Oklahoma; 46 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Dec 1949)

Evans, Eliza Evans

        Funeral services were held at the EUB Church at Gay on Thursday morning for Mrs. Eliza Evans, who died at her home there on Tuesday following an illness of several months. She was 93 years of age, and was the widow of William P. Evans. Surviving are one son, W. S. Evans of Parkersburg; two daughters, Mrs. Maude Bradley of Gay and Miss Mae Evans at home; one brother, Lewis Evans of Akron, Ohio; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. Two children, three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Dec 1949)

Lott, Annabel Park

        Mrs. Annabel Park Lott, 81, died Thursday at her home in Parkersburg following an illness of more than a year. She was born in Jackson County and spent the early part her life here, but had lived in Parkersburg for many years. She is survived by her husband, H. O. Lott; two sons, Clyde and Paul Lott of Parkersburg; a daughter, Mrs. Victor Hickman of Parkersburg; a brother, Clint Park of Parkersburg, and nine grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Dec 1949)

Brooks, R. T.

        R. T. Brooks, of Buchannon, who was well known in Ripley, and in the Parchment community because of his frequent visits, died at his home there Thursday morning following a long illness. His sister, Mrs. Lura King of Ripley, left Friday morning and will remain in Buckhannon until after the funeral. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 9 Dec 1949)

McKay, Charles

        Funeral services for Charles McKay, 82 year old resident of Cottageville, were held from the EUB church there Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Howard Stewart officiating and the burial was in the Dye Cemetery. Mr. McKay died at his home on Thursday after being in failing health for some time. He was born at Willow Grace on October20, 1867, a son of William and Catherine Moffat McKay. On January 12, 1927 he married Flora Slaughter. He had lived at Cottageville for many years and was well known throughout the county. Survivors include one son, Charles W. McKay of Cottageville, and two daughters, Virginia Lee McKay of Charleston and Regina Mae McKay of Cottageville. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Dec 1949)

Ranson, Charles W. (13 July 1924 - 19 July 1944)

        Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Emma Chapel Church for Sgt. Charles W. Ranson, another of this sectionís war heroes whose body was brought home to be buried with his kinsmen. The Rev. Vairl Winter officiated at the services and the Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted ritualistic services at the grave. Sgt. Ranson was killed over Munich, Germany on July 19, 1944 and was 20 years of age at the time. He was a gunner with the 15th Air Force stationed at Foggia, Italy. He was a graduate of Poca High School and before entering the service e in Sept. 1943 lived with his parents at Liberty. He was a son of Mrs. Ella Lou Warner Ranson (3rd wife 1883 ñ 1970) of Liberty and the late Finney S. Ranson, and is also survived by a step brother, Theodore R. Ranson (1 March 1910 ñ 30 Oct 1972) of Liberty, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Cottrill of Poca and Mrs. Jerry Fox of Washington, D. C. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Dec 1949)

Skeen, Hoyt C.

        Hoyt C. Skeen, 67 year old native of Fletcher, who for more than 30 years was a well known public school teacher in both Jack son and Kanawha counties, died at his home in Charleston on Sunday following an extended illness. He was born in Kentuck on April 22, 1882, the son of Joshua ad Nancy (Kiser) Skeen. Early in life he became a school teacher and followed that profession for many years. He moved to Charleston some 20 years ago. He is survived by his widow, Phoebe Presley Skeen; three sons, Leslie, Andrew and Wendell, all of Charleston; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bossie of Charleston; one sister, Mrs. Mae Hammond of Charleston; and five brothers, H. B. of Charleston, J. D. of South Charleston, J. M. and A. C., both of Fletcher, and T. D. Skeen of Dunbar. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Dec 1949)

Allen, Samuel P.

        Samuel p. Allen, 82, a lifelong resident of the Pond Creek community, died at a convalesscent home at Murraysville early Monday morning. He was a member of the Big Pond Creek Baptis Church. Surviving are one son, W. E Allen, and a daughter, Mrs. D. P. Board, both of Parkersbur; a sister, Mrs. William Lambert of Sherman; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. His wife and one daughter preceeded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Fridaym 16 Dec 1949)

Newhart, Flora Thomas Patrick

        Mrs. Flora Patrick Newhart, 89, of Spencer, died in a hospital there Wednesday evening a several month's illness. Born in Jackson County, the daughter of John and Malhila Thomas, she was the widow of John Newhart. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Crislip of Spencer, with whom she made her home; two sons, Fred Patrick of Johnstwon, Pa. and Charles Patrick mof Ravenna, Ohio, and a sistr, Mrs. Zora Cox of Spring HiLL, Charleston. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Dec 1949)

Rhodes, Annie I. Staats

        Funeral services for Mrs. Annie I. Rhodes, 81, widow of Marcellus Rhodes, were held from the St. Albans Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon and the burial was in the Teays Cemetary. Mrs. Rhodes died at her home Sunday following a two week illness. She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of Andrew Anderson Staats and Mary Casto Staats. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cordie Ellen Curry of St. Albans; a brother, Isaac Staats of Ripley, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Dec 1949)

Smith, Adra

        Mrs. Adra Smith, 49, of Ravenswood, died at St. Joseph's Hospital on Tuesday of last week. She is survived by her husband, George Smith; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Shockey, of Ravenswood; two sons, Roy McDade of Parkersburg and William J. Smith, at home; a sister, Mrs.John R. Carmichael of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Dec 1949)

Hudkins, Inez L. Turnbull

        Mrs. Inez L. Hudkins, of Ravenswood, died Wednesday at St. Joseph;s Hospitaol in Parkersburg. She is survived by her husband, J. S. Hudkins. Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Bertha Turnbull, and a sister,Mrs.Paul Cox, both of Ravenswood. Her father, C. W. Turnbull preceeded her in death. m Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon from the Ravenswood Christian church with the Rev. Robert Gillett officiating. Burial followed in the Ravenswood Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 16 Dec 1949)

Rawling, Luis A.

        Louis A. Rawling, 82 year old farmer of Fairplain, and father of Mrs. Fred D. Wolfe of Ripley, died at his home there last Friday evening ater being in declining health for some time. The funeral service was held at the Ephesus Church on Grass Lick Monday afternoon with Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and the burial was in the church cemetary. He was born at Fairplain on April 20, 1860, a son of James and Elizabeth Shamblin Rawling. He had spent his entire life in the community and was a member of the Baptist Church for more than sixty years.
He is survived by his widow, Mary Winter Rawlings; two sons, Eustace of Akron, Ohio and Conan of Covington, Va.; five daughters, Mrs. Fred D. Wolfe of Ripley, Mrs. Ebb Crane of Fairplain, Mrs. Flossie Kessel of Charleston, Mrs. Milford King of Muskegon, Michigan and Miss Gladys Rawling, at home, and one sister, Mrs. Cora Adams of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)

Cooper, Ella

        Miss Ella Cooper, 81, died suddenly at her home here last Thursday evening of a heart attack. She lived only a few minutes after she was stricken. The body was removed to the Vail Funeral home where the service was held Saturday afternoon with the Rev. W. W. Harvey officiating and the burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Miss Cooper was bprm in Greene County, Pennsylvania, November 3, 1868, a daughter of Samuel and Ruhama Cooper. She had been a resident of Ripley for many years and during the active years of her life was a well known seamstress. The survivors include her aged sister, Mrs. Jane Marshall, also of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)

Vankirk, Liza

        Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Vankirk were called to Pt. PleSANT BY THE DEATH OF mRS. Liza Vankirk, stepmother of Mr. Vankirk. Mrs. Vankirk formerly lived at Silverton, having spent a greater part of her life in Jackson County. She had been ill for a long time. While she had no children of her own, she mothered to two step-children, Mrs. Chloe Huffman of Point Pleasant and C. L Vankirk of Silverton, and foster-son, John Vankirk of Pt. Pleasant, all of whom survive. Funeral services weere conducted near Point Pleasant Monday intrment was made by the side of her husband, who preceeded her in death several years ago. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)

Maddox, James Roy

        Funeral services for James Roy Maddox, 61, were held from the Baptist Temp;le in Ri[ley on Monday afternoon with the Rev. Orland Reynolds officiating and the burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Parsons mfuneral directors were in charge of arrangements. Mr. Maddox died in the Marine Hospital in New York on Thursday. He served in the Merchant Marine in both World Wars. His condition had been critical for several days, and a brother, Dr. C H. Maddox of Charleston, went to New York early last week and was at the hospital when his brother died. Survivors iclude his aged father, I. T. Maddox of Rijpley, and three brothers, Dr. C. H. Maddox and Ashford Maddox, both of Charleston, and Attorney Roscoe Maddox of Toppenish, Washington. Mr. Maddox spent his boyhood daysin Ripley and was later a frequent visitor here. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 De3c 1949)

Morrison, Harold Lewis

        Harold Lewis "Harley" Morrison, son of the late James W. and Rebecca (Ott) Morrison, was born July 9, 7897, departed this life December 5, 1949 at the age of 52 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was stricken suddenly in the morning hours while milking, after having made plans for the busy day. He was united in marriage to Miss Nolia Burke on Nov 10, 1922, and of this union are two children, Mrs. Lyla Thomas and Harold L Morrison, Jr., who survive with two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Lockhart of Radnor, Ohio and Mrs. Bertha Andrews of Parkersburg; for neices and ten nephews. Mr. Morrisonm had spent his entire life in the Lockhart community. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)

Fisher, Dexter Emzy

        Dexter Emzy Fisher, 34, of Charsleston, died Wednesday in the Veterans Hospital at Huntington. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are two brothers, Ralph of Sissonville and Thomas of Ripley; six sisters, Misses Jane, Virgie and Audrey of Charleston, Letha and Mrs. Effie Jones of Elk View, and Mrs. Emmett Miller of Sugar Creek. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)

Knopp, O. H.

        O. H. Knopp, 73, died Friday afternoon at the home of a daughter in Parkersburg, where he had made his home since becoming ill some time ago, and the funeral service was held at the Mill Creek Baptist Church at Frozen Camp Sunday afternoon with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Knopp was born and reared in the Frozen Camp community, but haf lived in Parkersburg for 23 years. Surviving are a son, Harvey F. Knopp of Vienna; five daughters, Mrs. G. C. Guthrie of Vienna, Mrs. Virga Williams and Mrs. Edith Sarver, both of Parkersburg, Mrs. Neil Thomas Wherry of Wilmington, Pa., and Mrs. Pearl Hill of Letart; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)

Wyatt, Olive H. (Richmond)

        Funeral services were held at Parkersburg on Sunday afterenoon for Mrs. Olive H. Wyatt, 75, who died last Thursday evening at the City Hospital in Massillion, Ohio. Mrs. Wyatt was born near Reedy the daughter of the late Jake and Msry Richmond. She spent the greater part of her life in Parkersburg. Survivors include a son, Laurence R. Wyatt of Parkersburg; four sisters, Mrs. Austy Sheppard of sheville, N. C., Mrs. Mary Burke of Sugr Grove, Ohio, Mrs. Jennie Kee of Orrville, Ohio, and Mrs. Clara Sheppard of Liverpool; a brother, W. H. Richmond of Liverpool, and a grandson, Terry Wyatt. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)

Mullen, Arthur

        Arthur Mullen, the son-in-law of Mrs. J. D. Elliott of Ripley, died suddenly of a heart attack in Akron on Friday evening. A funeral service was held there Monday morning and the body was brought to the Vail Mortuary in Ripley where another was held Tuesday and burial was in the Elliott family cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Jean Elliott Mullen and a son, Billy Mullen. Mr. Mullen, who was about 50 years of age, was a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, but had lived in Akron for a number of years. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)

Howell, Flora Ann (Deweese) Williams

        Flora Ann Deweese, daughter of Samuel and Amanda Deweese, was born near Waterloo, W. Va., November 19, 1863, departed this life November 15, 1949 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan Bennett, age 85 years, 11 months and 27 days. She was married in 1888 to Fielding Williams, who preceded her in death. To this union three children were born. One son, Okey Williams of Columbus, Ohio, survives from this marriage. Later in life she was married to George L. Howell, who preceded her in death 22 years ago. To this union tghree children were born: Phillip Howell of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Lydia Bennett of Cottageville, Rt. 1, with whom she had made her home for the past several years. A daughter, Mary, who died in infancy. She also leaves an aged sister, Ellen Rollins of Red House, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, November 17, from the Baden Presbyterian Church with Rev. Okey Keiffer officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)

Roberts, Emma (Casto)

        Mrs. Emma Roberts, 99, died at her home in Huntington on Tuesday of last week following a long illness. The funeral service was held at the Willis Funeral Home there on Wednesday and the body was taken to Beaver Cemetery for burial on Thursday. She was the daughter of the late George W. and Caroline Casto of Jackson County. Surviving are two sons, C. B. Roberts and O. H. Deaton of Huntington; two brothers, Perry and Marion Casto of Ripley; two half-brothers, Elijah and William Tolley of Ripley; two sisters, Mrs. Minerva Whiting and Mrs. Alice Thomas of Ripley; three grandchildren, James and Donald Deaton, and Mrs. A. C. Eddy of Huntington, and three great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Friday, 23 Dec 1949)


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