December 1942 Obituaries

Claudia COZART

       Funeral services for Mrs. Claudia COZART, aged 70, the widow of George A. COZART, were held at Silverton Thursday afternoon at two o'clock and the body was taken to the Ravenswood cemetery for burial. Mrs. COZART died at the home of her son, Ray COZART, in Parkersburg Tuesday evening. She had been ill for the past two months. She died exactly ten years to the day after her husband's death.

       Surviving are her son, Ray V. COZART, of Parkersburg; a daughter, Mrs. Ivan E. SHAVER, of Logan; four grandchildren, Lois and Janet SHAVER, of Logan, and Evelyn and Gene COZART, of Parkersburg. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Maude CHANNELL, of Palestine, WV.; and Mrs. Jennie TYNAN, of Elwell, Michigan; one brother, Oat GOUGH, of Sherman, WV., and a great aunt, Mrs. Lucy PICKENS, of Sandyville, WV. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Dec 1942)


William Franklin COEN

       William Franklin COEN, 67 year old farmer, died at his home on Trace Fork, near Sandyville, on Saturday morning at five-thirty o'clock after a critical illness of only a few days. He had been in failing health for the past two years but his condition did not become critical until last week.

       Mr. COEN lived at the old Coen homestead where he had spent his entire life. He was a highly respected citizen of his section of the county and his loss will be felt keenly by members of his family and friends. He was married three times, his first two wives being deceased. They were Miss Mertie HAWK and Miss Lottie CARNEY.

       He leaves his third wife, Mrs. Myrtle JEWELL COEN, and the following children by this and the former marriages: Roen COEN, of Lauckport; Mrs. Mary CLICK, of Barberton, Ohio; Delbert COEN, in the United States Army at Fort Bragg, (North Carolina); Mrs. Bernice HINZMAN, of Sandyville; Glen COEN, of Parkersburg, WV.; and Chester COEN, at home. Funeral services were held on Monday and burial was in the Pine Grove cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 18 Dec 1942)

William Franklin COEN

       William Franklin COEN, son of Alexander and Sophia J. COEN, was born in Monroe County, Ohio, May 25, 1875, departed this life December 12, 1942, at his home on Trace Fork, at the age of 67 years, six months and 17 days. In March, 1900, he was united in marriage to Mertie HAWK, and to this union four children were born: Glen COEN, of Parkersburg; Mrs. Ross HINZMAN, of Sandyville, Rt. 3; his wife and two children, John and Mary, preceded him in death. He was again united in marriage in April, 1913, to Miss Lottie CARNEY, who preceded him in death in 1920. To this union one son was born; William Delbert, with the armed forces at Fort Bragg, NC. He was again united in marriage in October, 1924, this time to Miss Myrtle JEWELL and to this union four children were born. Two died in infancy, his wife and two sons, Charles and Chester, at home, survive.

       Besides his wife, he left to mourn his departure, one brother, Roy COEN, of Rockport; one sister, Mary E. CLARK, of Barberton, Ohio; one uncle, L. C. BURDETTE, of Rockport. Funeral services were held at the Pine Grove church near his home, at two o'clock Monday, December 14 (1942), by Rev. COLLINS and he was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. Signed, His wife and children. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 25 Dec 1942)


Elizabeth HARRISON

       Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth HARRISON, 84 years old, were held Monday from the home of her nephew, W. L. HARRISON, of Sissonville, with Rev. David R. HARRISON in charge and interment was in the family cemetery. She died Sunday at the nephew's home where she had been making her home for several years. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 18 Dec 1942)


Okey Martin ANDERSON

       Twenty-three year old Okey Martin ANDERSON, of Plum Orchard, was killed near his home late last Thursday afternoon by a falling tree. He died before a doctor, who had been called when the accident happened, reached the scene. He and his brother had gone out some distance from the home to cut down a large tree. When the tree fell the young man was somehow in its path, and was crushed. The brother called for help and a physician was called but the young man died within a few minutes.

       The victim was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac ANDERSON and was twenty-three years old last March, members of the family said. He had never married and made his home with his parents. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the home and burial in the Raines cemetery in that community. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 18 Dec 1942)

Oley Martin ANDERSON

       Oley Martin ANDERSON, youngest son of Isaac and Martha ANDERSON, was born March 22, 1919, and departed this life December 10, 1942, aged 23 years, 8 months and 18 days. Surviving are his parents and the following brothers: Russell, of Leroy; Dennie, of Cottageville, and Lester, Ova and Delmer ANDERSON, of Fairplain. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and Lloyd ANDERSON, and one sister, Mrs. Ercel RHODES. Oley, better known to his many friends as "Booge," was liked by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. Irvin FISHER on December 11, (1942), and the body was laid to rest in the Raines cemetery nearby. (Written by a friend) (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)


Charles Lewis MCDERMOTT

       Charles Lewis MCDERMOTT, 61, was found dead in bed at his home in Martins Ferry, Ohio, Sunday morning. Death was attributed to a heart attack suffered while he slept. He was born and reared at Mt. Alto, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MCDERMOTT and for many years was a school teacher in the Jackson County schools. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 18 Dec 1942)


Sarah Ann SHINN

       In memory of Sarah Ann SHINN, who departed this life 17 December 1937. (written by her daughters, Mrs. Mary COSSIN and Mrs. Lilley SAYRE. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 18 Dec 1942)


Charles LANHAM

       Funeral services for Charles LANHAM, 68, who died at his Letart home Saturday night were held at the home of his brother, J. S. LANHAM, at Romance Tuesday and burial was in the family cemetery. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Nellie MYERS, of Romance, and Mrs. Thelma BOWLES, of Dunbar, WV; two sons, Staunton and Arledge, of Romance; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie BOSTIC and Mrs. Viola RAY, of Charleston, and Mrs. Mahala DUFF, of Island Branch and the one brother, J. S. LANHAM, of Romance. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 18 Dec 1942)


Emma Jane (MATHENY) SULLIVAN

       Mrs. Emma Jane (MATHENY) SULLIVAN, the daughter of Aaron and Mary Ellen MATHENY, was born July 22, 1868 and departed this life 3 December 1942, aged 74 years, 4 months and 11 days. She was united in marriage to Alva Edward SULLIVAN, on October 17, 1884. To this union were born thirteen children, five daughters and eight sons: Mrs. Elsie FINCH, Mrs. Mae WATKINS, Clarence and Perry SULLIVAN, of Sandyville; Mrs. Florence KELBAUGH, Walter and Ray SULLIVAN, of Parkersburg; Mrs. Bessie DOTSON, of Little Hocking, Ohio; and Henry SULLIVAN, of McKeesport, Pa.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, and one daughter and three sons, Mary, William, Charles and Marty (?). She is also survived by one step-son, Everett SULLIVAN, of Sandyville, WV., two brothers, Ferdinand MATHENY, of Gay, and William MATHENY, of Hocking Port, Ohio; 35 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Sheppard Chapel church, Sunday, December 6, (1942) at 2 o'clock by the Rev. G. T. CALTRIDER. Burial was made in the Fairview cemetery by Lawrence FORD, Crow Summit, funeral director. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 18 Dec 1942)


William Adair MURRILL

       Funeral services for William Adair MURRILL, 70 year old farmer and produce dealer, of Ripley, were held from the Vail mortuary chapel on Saturday and the body was taken to the Fairplain cemetery for burial. Mr. MURRILL died at his Ripley home Thursday after a long illness. His condition had been critical for some time, relatives of the family said.

       He was a native of Red Sulphur Springs where he was born June 24, 1872, a son of the late Robert C. and Ellen N. ADAIR MURRILL. He lived in Charleston a number of years and then came to Ripley where for many years he had been an outstanding citizen and was prominently known in business circles.

       Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Florence CHASE MURRILL; two daughters, Mrs. Glen C. SCHAEFFER, and Miss Jane Adair MURRILL, both of Washington, D. C.; two sons, William and Robert MURRILL at home; four sisters, Mrs. William J. RALSTON, Mrs. A. S. BLACK, Mrs. J. T. ARBUCKLE, and Miss Nora A. MURRILL, all of Charleston, WV.

William Adair MURRILL

       William Adair MURRILL, son of the late Robert Carter and Ellen ADAIR MURRILL, was born at Red Sulphur Springs, WV., on 24 June 1872, and departed this life on December 17, 1942, aged 70 years, 5 months and 23. As a young boy he attended the public schools of Monroe County and Concord Normal school at Concord, WV. In early life he engaged in business in Richmond, Va., later moving to Charleston, WV., where he was employed by the Bell Telephone Company. Here he lived with his mother until her death, his father having already passed to the great beyond.

       In 1911, he became a traveling salesman for the Peters Overall Company, of Camden, New Jersey, supplying West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Following several illnesses in 1916, he moved to Ripley, where he spent the remainder of his life as an enterprising citizen, being engaged as poultryman, businessman, farmer and father.

       On March 11, 1915, at Montgomery, WV., he united in marriage to Miss Florence M. CHASE, of Ripley, WV. To this union were born four children, all of whom survive. Two daughters, Mrs. Glen W. SCHAEFFER and Miss June Adair MURRILL, of Washington, D. C.; and two sons, William Lawrence MURRILL and Robert Carter MURRILL, remain at home. Four sisters survive: Mrs. Sally M. RALSTON, Mrs. Alfred S. BLACK, Miss Nora A. MURRILL and Mrs. Virginia ARBUCKLE, all of Charleston, WV. One brother, John MURRILL, preceded him in death many years ago. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 25 Dec 1942)


James NESSELROAD

       James NESSELROAD, of Turkey Fork, died Friday at an army camp near New London, Connecticut, where he had been employed for some time in the shipyards there. The body was brought home for burial Monday and a son, who is in the service and stationed at the New London camp, accompanied the body which arrived at Ravenswood Monday morning and Lawrence M. FORD, Crow Summit funeral director, met the train and took the body to the Turkey Fork home.

       The funeral services were held at Drift Run and burial followed in the church cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ora VANNOY NESSLEROAD and seven children, all at home with the exception of the son who is in the service at the present time. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 25 Dec 1942)


Mary CARNELL

       Services were held at the home Friday afternoon for Mrs. Mary CARNELL, wife of Orville CARNELL, of Kenna, and burial was in the family cemetery. Rev. Hobson D. FISHER had charge of the service. Surviving in addition to the husband, two sons, McKinley and John CARNELL and four daughters, Amelia, Veva, Lildie (?) and Betty Lou CARNELL, all at home. Mrs. CARNELL was forty years of age and her death came following an illness of several years. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 25 Dec 1942)


Clyde Darris LANDIS

       Funeral services for Clyde Darris LANDIS, 47, were held at the home of his parents near Charleston on Friday afternoon. He died on Wednesday of a heart attack. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his widow, Wavie LANDIS; four daughters, Mabel, Phyllis, and Ada, at home, and Mrs. Carrie HOLMES, of Sissonville Road; four brothers, Oley LANDIS, of Kenna; Rodger LANDIS, in the U.S. Army; and Guy and Herbert LANDIS, of Charleston, WV; one sister, Mrs. Susie SNYDER, of Huntington, WV. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 25 Dec 1942)


Dandy DAWKINS

       Death came to Dandy DAWKINS, 85 year old retired farmer of Sandyville, on Monday morning of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rosie HUPP, who had cared for him during his serious illness of the past several weeks. He was one of the outstanding citizens and widely known farmers of the Sandy Valley and had long been active in both civic and business circles.

       The funeral services were held from the Meadowdale Baptist church on Wednesday and burial was in the church cemetery. Lawrence FORD, Crow Summit funeral director, had charge of the arrangements for the funeral. His wife, the former Martha Josephine LATTIMER, died October 8, 1933, at Vienna. Of their nine children, two are deceased. Those surviving are, Mrs. Ottie DAVIS, Mrs. Rosie HUPP, L. D., Colin, Aggie, Seldon and Hollie DAWKINS. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Jan 1943)


Geraldine Louise SAYRE

       Geraldine Louise SAYRE, daughter of Gerald I. and Eugenia SAYRE, was born May 5, 1942, and departed this life December 23, 1942, aged 7 months and 20 days. She is survived by her parents, five sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the Otterbein U. B. church on Thursday, December 24, at three p.m., Rev. Roy DAVIS, pastor of the church, conducted the services. Interment was in the Otterbein cemetery by the Chambers-Kyger Mortuary, of Ravenswood. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Jan 1943)


Victoria (REED) ROLLINS

       Funeral services for Mrs. Victoria (REED) ROLLINS, 68 years old, were held from the Fairview church near Fairplain on Sunday, December 27, (1942) and burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. ROLLINS died at a Spencer hospital on Christmas eve where she had been a patient for a number of years. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Jan 1943)

Victoria REED ROLLINS

       Mrs. Victoria REED ROLLINS, the daughter of Monroe and Lucinda REED, was born March 9, 1875, and departed this life on December 24, 1942, aged 67 years, 9 months and 15 days. She was united in marriage to O. K. ROLLINS in 1902. To this union two children were born, Estel Frederick ROLLINS, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Elva BOSWELL, of Given, WV. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.

       She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Anna SHAMBLIN, of Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. Elva BOSWELL, of Given, and two grandchildren, Geneva and Boyd BOSWELL, also of Given. At an early age she was converted and joined the United Brethren church at Fairview. Due to her mental health she was taken to the Spencer State hospital in 1926 and there remained until her death. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)


Lonnie Carter BROWN

       Funeral services for Lonnie Carter BROWN, 44, who died unexpectedly at his home in Ripley on December 26, (1942) were held from the Salt Hill church on Sunday with Rev. Harry MILLER in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. The Vail mortuary had charge of the arrangements.

       Surviving are his widow; three sons, Dwight, Sonny and Keith; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall BROWN; four brothers, Ballard and Leonard, both of Charleston; Willard BROWN, of Akron, Ohio, and Herbert BROWN, of California, and two sisters, Mrs. C. H. WINTERS, and Miss Sadie BROWN, both of Akron, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Jan 1943)

Lonnie Carter BROWN

       Lonnie Carter BROWN was born in Madison, Boone County, (WV) January 13, 1898, and departed this life December 26, 1942, aged 44 years, 11 Months and 13 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Edna PUCKETT in 1920. To this union were born three sons. He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, Edna, and three sons, DeWitte, 19; Sonny, 13; and Keith, 6, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall BROWN, of Ripley; four brothers, Leonard and Ballard, of Charleston; Willard, of Akron, Ohio, and Herbert, of California, two sisters, Mrs. Bertha WINTERS and Miss Sada BROWN, of Akron, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)


Delbert Otis BALCH

       Delbert Otis BALCH, son of the late Samuel and Martha BALCH, was born at Harrisonville, Meigs County, Ohio, on January 7, 1874. He departed this life at the Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio, December 23, 1942, aged 68 years, 11 months and 16 days. He was united in marriage to Eliza C. STONE on January 19, 1901. To this union eight children were born: five daughters and three sons.

       He leaves to mourn their loss his wife and the following children: Delbert Valcie BALCH, Camp Blanding, Florida; Vesta Merl NICHOLL, of Leon, WV.; Verta Belle WOOD, Huntington, WV.; Nellie Mae CHAMBERS, Columbus, Ohio; Mary Marie BALCH, Columbus, Ohio; Bonnie Acel BALCH, Columbus, Ohio; Ernest Warren BALCH, Columbus, Ohio. Four grandchildren; Kenneth WOOD, Jr.; Donald Ray WOOD; Robert Otis KAPP and Joseph Warren BALCH, and One brother, William BALCH, of Dunbar, WV. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Creston U. B. church on Saturday, December 26, (1942), by Rev. Roy DAVIS, pastor. Interment in the Creston cemetery by Undertaker RAYNES. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Jan 1943)


Elijah W. BALSER

       In memory of my father, Elijah W. BALSER, who departed this life on December 31, 1939. Written by his daughter, Cora Balser WEBB. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)


Olive Marie COON

       Olive Marie COON was born on November 18, 1931, and departed this life December 31, 1942, aged 11 years and 13 days. She leaves to mourn their loss, her father, M. R. COON, and four sisters, Mrs. Irene COBB, of Salt Hill; Maxine, Katherine and Mary Frances, all at home; four brothers, Darrell, of Fairplain; Joe, Donald and Carroll, at home. Her mother preceded her in death January 5, 1940. Olive Marie had been in poor health for some time, but bore her suffering joyfully. She will be greatly missed in the home. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)


Daniel Agustus MCGREW

       Daniel Agustus MCGREW, of Manchester, MD., departed this life December 18, 1942, aged 57 years, 7 months and 7 days. He was the son of the late L. B. and M. M. MCGREW. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and eight children, four brothers, S. H. MCGREW, Allegian, Michigan; H. B. MCGREW, D. M. MCGREW, and B. C. MCGREW, all of Sandyville; one sister, Nannie LUDWIG, of Akron, Ohio. He joined the Silverton U. B. church (Jackson County) some years ago and has lived a devoted Christian life. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)


Emma BONTO PERRY

       Mrs. Emma BONTO PERRY was born February 28, 1872 and died at her home near Sandyville, December 25, 1942, aged 70 years, 9 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage to Phillip S. PERRY on January 13, 1889, who preceded her in death January 16, 1931.

       To this union was born nine children, eight of whom are still living: Henry, of Millwood; Frances, of Huntington; Amos, Wesley and Alfred, of Akron, Ohio; Edna, of Hazzard, Kentucky; Alice, of Barboursville, and Dora, at home. Also surviving, one brother, P. F. BONTO, of Sandyville; two sisters, Mrs. G. E. TRIBBETT, of McMechen, and Mrs. Carrie PRIDDY, of Beaver, Pa. While young in years she obeyed the gospel at Mud Run and remained a faithful member of that congregation until the end. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)


Gary Lee ROBINSON

       Gary Lee ROBINSON, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John (and Zella GOOD) ROBINSON, was born December 20, 1942 and departed this life December 26, 1942. Besides his parents, he leaves to mourn their loss, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. GOOD, and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony ( and Rebecca PRICE) ROBINSON. Burial services were held Sunday by W. C. JONES. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)


Lillie Leota (SLAUGHTER) SAYRE

       Lillie Leota (SLAUGHTER) SAYRE, eldest daughter of Elias and Ruth SLAUGHTER, was born September 27, 1883, departed this life, after a short illness, on December 28, 1942, aged 59 years, 3 months and 1 day. She was united in marriage to William David SAYRE on December 2, 1899, and to this union were born eleven children. Two children preceded her in death.

       She leaves to mourn her departure, the husband and the following children: Hoyt SAYRE, of Letart, WV.; Icy BLACKBURN, Dessie SABO, Teddie SAYRE, Hazel WOLFE and Zelda DAWSON, all of Columbus, Ohio; Dollie HUGHES, of Parkersburg, WV.; Omen SAYRE and Beulah KING, of Leon; 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Ruth CAIN, two brothers, Pearly SAYRE, of Leon, Burton SAYRE, of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Delia HUSKO, of Letart, WV., and Nancy ANDERSON, of Columbus, Ohio. Rev. JOHNSON was called to officiate at the services and burial was in the Spruce cemetery, with Undertaker BURDETTE in charge. Also a poem, signed W. D. SAYRE and children. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Jan 1943)


Viola Belle THORNTON

       Mrs. Viola Belle THORNTON, widow of M. C. THORNTON, died at her home near Wiseburg, Jackson County, Sunday, December 31, 1942 at 5:00 a.m., after a long illness, having suffered a stroke a few days before. She was born June 7, 1853, a daughter of John and Matilda ARCHER, deceased. She was married to M. C. THORNTON, December 26, 1880, and to this union were born six children, one daughter, Mary M., and one son, Millard, together with the husband are deceased.

       Surviving sons are: F. G., at home; T. A., of Sandyville; Joe E. and J. R., of Cincinnati, Ohio, C. E., of Atlanta, Georgia. One brother, John ARCHER, of Parkersburg Route, and one sister, Kathern ARCHER, of Williamstown, WV. The body lay in state at the Ford Funeral Home at Crow Summit until time for the funeral service held at the Providence (church) by a former pastor, Rev. A. F. BALL, assisted by the pastor, Rev. George CALTRIDER. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Feb 1943)


Transcribed from microfilm by Betty Kessel McIntyre

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