March 1941 Obituaries

Samuel O. RHODES

       Funeral services were held at the Falling Water church at Belgrove at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon for Samuel O. RHODES, 73 year old farmer of that community who died on Tuesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ordie WEST, of near Charleston. He had been in ill health for a long time and death was expected. The service was directed by Rev. Hobson D. FISHER and Rev. P. D. FISHER. The body remained at the home of the daughter until time for the funeral.

       In addition to the daughter at whose home he died, the deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Roxie M. (PARSONS) RHODES; two other daughters, Mrs. Esta PARSONS and Mrs. Lucy REID of Montreal, Canada; five sons, Earnie RHODES of Charleston, William RHODES of Kenna, Claire RHODES of Chandlers Branch, and Clayton and Dayton RHODES of Tyler Mountain; a sister, Mrs. Martha WILLIAMS of Gay; four brothers, Okey and Everette RHODES of Ripley, Holly RHODES of Gay, and Ervin RHODES of Ohio, 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. [Samuel O. RHODES and Roxie M. PARSONS were married by Rev. T. J. PARKS on 23 Dec 1894 Roane County Marriage Records] (Herald, 7 March 1941)


J. W. WELLS

       Funeral services for J. W. WELLS were held at Pleasant View Wednesday with Rev. A. F. BALL, of Sandyville, in charge and assisted by Rev. W. I. FIBER. Rev. BALL was formerly Mr. WELLS' pastor for a period of 16 years. Burial was in the church cemetery with E. P. PALMER, of Ravenswood, in charge.

       Mr. WELLS, who died at his Pleasant View home on Monday, was a native of Marshall county. When he was about 20 years of age he came with his family to Roane county and lived there until 1920 when he moved to Jackson county where he spent the remainder of his life.

       On May 25, 1884, he was married to Christina LUKINS. To this union twelve children were born. Three died in infancy and the following sons and daughters survive him: William H. of Quinwood, WV.; Goerge W. of Gallipolis, Ohio; Fred F. of Clover, WV.; Aubra S. and Ernest of California; Clarence at home; Mrs. Bertha PROPS of Logan; Mrs. Jerusha G. SHUMWAY of Reedsville, Ohio; and Mrs. Laura LYNCH of Pleasant View. Besides his faithful companion and children, he also leaves 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and many friends. (7 March 1941)


Robert A. EDWARDS

       Relatives here have been notified that Robert A. EDWARDS, 29 years old, was instantly killed a few hours after midnight on Sunday morning Feb 23, when the automobile in which he was riding left the road at a curve and struck a tree one mile from his home at Montpelier, Ohio on US Rt. 20. The funeral services were held at a funeral home in Montpelier on Tuesday afternoon and burial was in Riverside cemetery there.

       Robert A. EDWARDS was a son of Seeley and Irene PARSONS EDWARDS. Mrs. Irene EDWARDS being a daughter of W. Q. and Manervia PARSONS of Given, before her marriage to Seeley EDWARDS, and a sister of Mrs. O. B. HARRISON of Given, Mrs. Georgie GALLISPIE of Hurricane, Putnam county, Mrs. Mary D. STEWART, A. A. PARSONS and H. H. PARSONS of Parkersburg, and D. W. PARSONS of Kerr, Ohio. (7 March 1941)


Joseph B. GARNES

       Joseph B. GARNES, 77 years old, died at his home near Kenna Friday morning after a long illness. His condition had been critical for some time and death was expected. The body was brought to the Mays Mortuary and prepared for burial. Surviving are the widow and two sons, Holly and Estel GARNES, of Charleston, one daughter, Mrs. Ethel SOUTHALL, of Fairplain, and a brother, Frank GARNES, of Ripley. (Herald, 7 March 1941)


Addie L. (JOHNSON) SLAVEN

       Mrs. Addie L. (JOHNSON) SLAVEN, 80 years old, died at Ravenswood hospital Monday morning at 7:30 o'clock following a long illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Walton Memorial church in Ravenswood and burial was in the Ravenswood cemetery. Rev. James HUTCHISON had charge of the services.

       Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Amanda DUER, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Nellie HUTCHISON, of Meadowdale, and one brother, W. I. JOHNSON, of Ravenswood. Her husband, P. H. SLAVEN, died ten months ago. (Herald, 7 March 1941)


Joseph Edwin MAYS

       Joseph Edwin MAYS was born in Monroe County, WV., March 18, 1863 and departed this life Feb 19, 1941. Being at the time of death 77 years, 10 months and 23 days old.

       Having lived in the county in which he was born a number of years, he then came to Charleston and spent the rest of his life in and near that city. He was a contractor and carpenter and there stands many monuments of his handiwork, one being the church near his home in which he and his good wife worshiped.

       He leaves to mourn, his widow, Mrs. Bessie MAYS, one son, Edward MAYS, three step-children, and many other relatives and friends. He was the son of Edwin Pierce MAYS and Sarah HOWARD MAYS and is the last one of that family. He was a half brother of James A. MAYS, a Confederate soldier of the Civil War who preceded him in death several years ago, and who lived in Jackson county. Written by Mrs. M. E. MAYS. (Herald, 7 March 1941)


S. A. CARMICHAEL

       Funeral services for S. A. CARMICHAEL, 77 years old, were held from the Liverpool church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial was in the Liverpool cemetery. Mr. CARMICHAEL died Saturday at his home there. Rev. TAYLOR was in charge of the services.

       Mr. CARMICHAEL was born Jan 26, 1864 and at the time of his death was 77 years, 1 month and 5 days of age. He was a son of William and Sarah CARMICHAEL. His parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death, leaving behind three brothers and one sister, W. R. CARMICHAEL of Vienna, A. L. CARMICHAEL of Gallipolis, and Carvin and Della CARMICHAEL, at home. (Herald, 7 March 1941)


Eslie W. PARSONS

       Looping a shoestring over both triggers of a double barrel shotgun, 36 year old Eslie W. PARSONS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Asbury PARSONS, and formerly of Given, leaned over the muzzle of the gun, thrust his toe into the loop of the shoestring and put contents of both barrels through his heart at his home in Vienna about 2 o'clock Monday morning. The body was brought to Given Tuesday afternoon where funeral services were held at the Parchment Chapel church at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. L. R. MAHONEY of the Ripley United Brethren church in charge, and burial was in the cemetery nearby.

       Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lina PARSONS; two children, Alice Ellen, 15, and Melvin Lee, 12, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. PARSONS of Vienna; three sisters, Miss Clara Ethel PARSONS of Vienna, Mrs. Alexie Maydel LYTLE of Parkersburg, and Miss Alga Eloise PARSONS, at home, and a grandmother, Mrs. Emma R. SKIDMORE, of Vienna. (Herald, 14 March 1941)


Samantha HARBIN

       Last rites were held for Samantha HARBIN on Sunday at 2 p.m. Funeral services were at the Drift Run church with Rev. William STATES, of Parkersburg, in charge, assisted by Rev. A. F. BALL. Burial was in the church cemetery with John E. NUCAPLER of Marion, Ohio. Mrs. HARBIN died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter PICKERING in Marion, Ohio. Mrs. HARBIN was born in West Virginia and spent her life here in Jackson county until the past ten years. (Herald, 14 March 1941)


Nellie Allen LINDAMOOD

       Mrs. Nellie Allen LINDAMOOD, wife of William LINDAMOOD, of Sherman, died suddenly Monday morning at the age of 67. In addition to her husband she leaves four daughters, Mrs. W. O. FLUHARTY and Miss Blanche LINDAMOOD of Parkersburg, Mrs. G. H. LADEAUX of Palestine and Mrs. W. H. BATES of Silverton; three sons, B. D. LINDAMOOD of Vienna, William LINDAMOOD Jr. of Parkersburg, and Paul, at home; one granddaughter, Ruth HOGNE, who lived with her grandmother since infancy, at home; 13 other grandchildren and 2 great-grandchidlren. One daughter, Ethel, wife of George G. HOGNE, Lewisville, Ohio, died 13 years ago.

       Funeral services were held at the White church on Little Sandy at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and the body was taken to Ravenswood for burial. (Herald, 21 March 1941)


Gertrude (NEWALL) GARRISON

       Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude (NEWALL) GARRISON, 70 years old, and the wife of Rev. J. Wesley GARRISON, were held at the Watts Chapel church Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. J. C. FISHER and Rev. C. W. MEADOWS in charge and the body was taken to the family cemetery at Evans for burial.

       Mrs. GARRISON died at her home on Kenna, Rt 1, early Saturday morning from an attack of pneumonia.

       In addition to the husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Hazel HARRISON, of Charleston, Mrs. Minnie STOVER, of Evans, and Misses Agatha and Macel GARRISON, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha HUNT, of Polo, Missouri, and Mrs. Venie NEWALL, and a brother, J. P. NEWALL, both of Prospect, Ohio. (Herald, 21 March 1941)


Samuel Walter DAVIS

       Samuel Walter DAVIS, of Sandyville, died Sunday evening at 9 o'clock at the age of 85 years. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Virginia) CAYTON, of Indianapolis, Elizabeth DAVIS, of Morgantown, Mrs. Carl (Kathleen) BROTTON Jr. and Evelyn DAVIS at home.

       Funeral services were held at the Christian chruch on Turkey Fork Wednesday afternoon and interment was in the church cemetery. Lawrence FORD, Crow Summit funeral director, had charge of arrangements. (Herald, 21 March 1941)

       Samuel Walter DAVIS, son of Ellis and Mary Elizabeth DAVIS, was born Sept 18, 1875 at Spencer. He departed from this life March 16, 1941 at the age of 65 years, 5 months and 26 days. He was united in marriage to Josephine SMITH Oct 7, 1914, who preceded him in death Feb 25, 1935. To this union was born four daughters. In addition to the four daughters, he is survived by three brothers, Lewis E. DAVIS of Spencer, William L. DAVIS of Triplett, WV., and John DAVIS of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Bick STALNAKER of Spencer, and Mrs. Maywood SMITH of Crow Summit, and one granddaughter, Dorothy CAYTON. (Herald, 28 March 1941)


Emily WINTER CHANCEY

       Mrs. Emily WINTER CHANCEY, pioneer resident of the Plum Orchard section, died at her home at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning at the age of 88 years, 3 months and 15 days. While her health had been failing for the past year she did not become seriously ill until last week.

       Mrs. CHANCEY was born Dec 4, 1852 in Harrison County, a daughter of James and Sarah WINTER. Her husband, John CHANCEY, preceded her in death 9 years ago. Surviving are the following children: W. T. CHANCEY and Mrs. W. E. PARSONS, both of Ripley; Mrs. Clay KREBS, of Charleston; Mrs. E. E. SLAUGHTER, of Belgrove; C. M. CHANCEY, G. B. CHANCEY and Mary CHANCEY, at home; 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren, and one brother, Benjamin WINTER, of Zona, Roane county, who is in his 93rd year.

       Funeral services were to be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home with Rev. Vairl WINTER officiating. Interment will be held in the Mt. Calvary cemetery. (Herald, 21 March 1941)


Virginia Lenora (WEBSTER) SHINN

       Virginia Lenora (WEBSTER)SHINN was born Feb 27, 1867 and passed away at her home at Mt. Alto March 11, 1941, at the age of 74 years and 14 days.

       She was the daughter of S. S. and Amanda I. WEBSTER. On July 17, 1884 she was united in marriage to Abraham SHINN who preceded her in death Nov 11, 1931. To this union eight children were born, only three of whom survive her, Clarence and Wilbur SHINN and Mrs. E. M. CALHOUN, all of Mt. Alto. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She also had one sister, Mrs. P. B. MAYNARD of Williamson, WV., three brothers, N. D. WEBSTER of Mt. Alto, R. M. WEBSTER of Denver, Colorado, and A. S. WEBSTER of Miami, Florida. Mrs. SHINN joined the Mt. Alto Baptist church early in life and had been a loyal member for many years. Rev. W. I. FIBER officiated at the funeral services with Ralph Bush Funeral Home in charge. [She is buried in the Hopewell cemetery, Mt. Alto, WV.] (Herald, 21 March 1941)


C. D. "Connie" MAHON

       Mrs. C. D. "Connie" MAHON died at her home in Ripley Saturday evening from a heart attack. She was 76 years of age and had been in ill health for a number of years. The funeral services were held at the Flatwoods church Monday afternoon with Rev. John J. LOUDIN of the Methodist church in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. The Vail Mortuary had charge of the arrangements.

       Mrs. MAHON, in addition to the husband, is survived by the following children, Rev. Harrison R. MAHON, of Clarksburg; Mrs. Freda CRAWFORD, of Charleston; Mrs. George W. (Elizabeth) STANLEY, of Parkersburg; Mrs. Cecil Carl (Clara Eunice) KING, of Cottageville; Mrs. Robert (Lucy) ELLIS, of Ashford; Mrs. A. C. (Bradie) WESTFALL, of Spring Creek, and Mrs. Jessie (Georgia) LOWTHER, of Wildcat, Lewis County. Four brothers, George HARRISON, of Parkersburg, J. G. HARRISON, of Charleston, W. A. HARRISON, of Kansas, and Fred HARRISON, of Lynchburg, Virginia, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie CRITES and Miss Maude HARRISON, of Ripley, also among the survivors. (Herald, 28 March 1941)


Cara FRANCES

       Cara FRANCES, daughter of Josiah and Angeline WETHERHOLT HARRISON, was born Oct 1, 1864 in Jackson county. She died March 23, 1941 at her home in Ripley. Her age was 76 years, 5 months and 22 days. She was united in marriage C. D. MAHON Dec 2, 1885. To this union eight children were born, six daughters and two sons. One son, Clarence Adrian, preceded her in death. (Herald, 28 March 1941)


Infant daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Denvil RANDOLPH

       Funeral services for the infant daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Denvil RANDOLPH were held at Mt. Olive Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Frank HUTTON in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. The twin daughters, named Arvillis Marie and Dixie Lee, were born Tuesday night and lived only a few hours. (Herald, 28 March 1941)


Michael Lee MCKOWN

       Michael Lee MCKOWN, son of George and Elizabeth COLLINS MCKOWN, was born in Harrison County, Feb 9, 1883, departed this life March 22, 1941, age 58 years, 1 month and 13 days.

       He is survived by seven brothers and two sisters. Five preceded him in death. Seven brothers surviving are, John of Shirley, WV., Patrick of Ovapa, WV., Wiett of Willsummit, WV., Robert of Ravenswood, Frank of Charleston, Wilobe of Spokane, Washington, and Sherman of Panhandle, Texas. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna WILLIAMS of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Mary BLACK of Pompa, Texas.

       He came to this county 28 years ago and during that time he was affiliated with Methodist and United Brethren churches here. At the time of his death he was a member of the Hemlock United Brethren church. He made his home, all his life, with his brother Robert MCKOWN, who for a number of years had lived here at Ravenswood.

       Funeral services were held Monday March 24, at 1 p.m. from the North Ravenswood United Brethren church with C. E. RUBLE officiating. Burial was made in the Ravenswood cemetery. (Herald, 28 March 1941)


Ernest KING

       Ernest KING died in the Printer Mines, Monday March 3, and was buried at Bloomingrose on March 5. Rev. Mr. BIAS preached the funeral. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dolly MEADOWS KING, eight children, Irene, Paul Ernest, Clarence Edward, Mary, Cecil, Betty, Loretta Mae, and Bobby, all of Racine; also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah KING, Mrs. Vernie DAOUST and Mrs. Hannah CASTO, all of Charleston, Ike KING, of Racine, Roma KING, of Costa, Chris KING, of Danville, Mr. Osa KING and Findley KING of Winfield, and Willie KING of Colcord. Herald, 28 March 1941)


Lela Belle THOMAS

       Lela Belle THOMAS, a junior in the Gilmore High School at Sandyville, died suddenly Wednesday and her death was a shock to fellow class members and the members of her family. She became ill during classes on Wednesday afternoon and when school authorities realized that her condition was serious they thought it best that she be taken to her home. Her condition became gradually worse and she died at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday night.

       She was 16 years of age and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey THOMAS, born Sept 27, 1925, died March 26, 1941. She was active in the class and school activities. She is survived by the parents, two sisters, Olive and Mary Elizabeth THOMAS, and two brothers, Leon and Harold, one grandmother, Mrs. Mary E. BLACK of Parkersburg. One sister, Bernice Nina, preceded her in death.

       Funeral services were held at the Lockhart church Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with the Rev. W. S. STATES in charge and burial was in the THOMAS cemetery. (Herald, 4 April 1941)


Gracy May and Edna Fay BUSH

       Gracy May and Edna Fay BUSH daughters of Ralph Owens and Rachel May (MOORE) BUSH, were born March 20, 1941 and departed this life March 21, 1941.

       They leave to mourn father, mother, grandparents and a host of other relatives. (Herald, 4 April 1941)


Gladys Virginia (STAATS) TAYLOR

       Gladys Virginia (STAATS) TAYLOR was born Oct 25, 1915, departed this life March 17, 1941, being 25 years, 4 months and 22 days old.

       She was united in marriage to Laurence TAYLOR on June 23, 1934. To this union was born one daughter, Mary Mae. Besides her husband and daughter, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mae STAATS, one brother, David Hartley STAATS, one sister, Edna Pearl STAATS, and a host of relatives and friends. Her father, Willie STAATS, preceded her in death over six years ago. (Herald, 4 April 1941)


Harold Willis RHODES

       Harold Willis RHODES was born Dec 17, 1915 and died March 23, 1941, at the age of 25 years, 3 months and 6 days.

       Survivors are: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Early RHODES, of Harmony; five sisters, Mrs. Della (Dollie) SCARBROUGH, of Fletcher; Mrs. Della SHUMWAY and Mrs. Orie WILSON, both of West Richfield, Ohio; Mrs. Opal CONRAD, of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Marie CROSS, of Charleston; one brother, Dennie RHODES of North Industry, Ohio, and many other relatives and friends. (Herald, 11 April 1941)


Willie Anderson PARKS

       God in his divine wisdom has again sent the angel of death into our community and removed from us a father, husband and neighbor, Willie Anderson PARKS. Born July 12, 1896, departed this life March 16, 1941, age 45 years, 8 months and 4 days.

       He was united in marriage to Amy Jeffries Jan 2, 1928. To this union four children were born, Helena, Mary Ann, Paul and Jesse, all children at home. Besides his wife and children he leaves a brother, John PARKS, of Beckley, WV. (Herald, 13 June 1941)


Transcribed from microfilm by Betty Kessel McIntyre

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