November 1947 Obituaries


        Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Silverton UB Church for Abel Van BOGGESS, 69, a farmer in that cummunity who died at the Starcher Hospital in Ripley on Saturday afternoon. The Rev. V. F. WILLIAMS had charge of the service and burial was in the Independence Cemetery.

        Mr. BOGGESS was born in Jackson County on April 25, 1878, the son of the late William and Sybania (SCYOC) BOGGESS. He is survived by his widow, Oma (DAWKINS) BOGGESS and five children, Hoyt BOGGESS, Mrs. Herbert SHRIVER, Mrs. Clyde BATES, Mrs. Virgil HUPP of Ravenswood and Mrs. Chester HOUCHEN of Ripley and a sister, Mrs. J. J. JONES of Elizabeth, Wirt County. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 Nov 1947)

David Tipton VANNEST

        Funeral services for David Tipton VANNEST were held from the Parsons Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon with the Rev. W. W. HARVEY in charge and the body was taken to the Mt. Olive Cemetery for burial. Mr. VANNEST, who was 78 years of age, died at his home in Ripley on Wednesday. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Emma (ANTHONY) VANNEST, seven grandchildren, three brothers, one sister and a large number of relatives and friends. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 Nov 1947)


        Funeral services were held at Silverton Sunday afternoon for Fred CARMICHAEL, 56 year old resident of the community, who died Thursday at the Veterans Hospital in Huntington where he had been a patient only a short time. He was one of the school bus drivers of the county. Rev. V. F. WILLIAMS officiated at the service and the Abels-Rayburn American Legion Post conducted their ritualistic service at the grave site in the Independence Cemetery at Sandyville. Mr. CARMICHAEL was a member of the Ravenswood American Legion Post, was born August 13, 1892, and was a son of the late M. C. CARMICHAEL and Mrs. Belle CARMICHAEL of Silverton.

        He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah CARMICHAEL; five children, Robert Milton CARMICHAEL of Morgantown, Miss Betty Muriel CARMICHAEL of Charleston, Mrs. Frankie Irene HUTCHINS of Piney Point, Maryland, and Miss Mary Elizabeth and William Frederick CARMICHAEL, both at home; five brothers, Emmitt of Canton, Ohio, Roy of Steubenville, Ohio, and Harvey and Ferguson CARMICHAEL, both of Sandyville; four sisters, Mrs. Dessie BOSO of Parkersburg, Mrs. Mary WISEMAN and Mrs. Mabel KIBBLE, both of Sandyville and Mrs. Ida STANLEY of Ravenswood. One grandchild also survives. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 Nov 1947)

Floyd HILL

        Floyd HILL, 54, of Dunbar, was fatally injured Sunday night when a car he was driving crashed into the rear of a bus which was unloading passangers on the Institute Road just outside the Dunbar city limits. He died within a few minutes, and his wife, who was seriously injured, is a patient in a Charleston hospital. Survivors in addition to his wife, include his mother, Mrs. C. F. HILL of Liberty; two sons, Thomas at home and Keith HILL of Nitro, and a sister, Mrs. C. C. BAILEY of Liberty. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 Nov 1947)


        T. G. HULBERT, 84, of Tribble, prominent Mason County retired store keeper and farmer died Monday after a long illness. He was the father of G. L. HULBERT, owner of general stores at Winfield and Buffalo. Surviving are two other sons, Lee of Buffalo and T. G. Jr. of Charleston; four daughters, Mrs. Bess CASTO of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Norma WARNER of Buffalo, Mrs. Hazel CASTO of Tribble and Mrs. Helen JIVIDEN of Rockcastle; and two sisters, Miss Bertha HULBERT and Miss Lissa HULBERT of Gallipolis, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Warner Church, Mason County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. CAPEHART will officiate. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 Nov 1947)

Sylas Peter SHAVER

        Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Wednesday) at the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood for Sylas Peter SHAVER, 74, who died at his home there Sunday night. The Rev. W. D. WINTERS will officiate and burial will be in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mr. SHAVER worked 43 years for the B. and O. Railroad Company and retired in 1938. He suffered a stroke about two weeks ago and his condition had been critical since that time.

        Surviving are the following children: Mrs. O. C. LITTLETON of Parkersburg, Mrs. L. F. WALTERS of Clarington, Ohio, Samuel SHAVER of Parkersburg, Mrs. Addie DILS of Parkersburg, Mrs. Don BYERS of Ravenswood, James SHAVER of Ravenswood, Mrs. Bruce PARK of Vienna, Rome SHAVER of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Monroe SHAVER of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 Nov 1947)


        Sandra Kay ANDERSON, 24 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. ANDERSON of Nitro, died on Wednesday of last week and the funeral services was held at a mortuary there on Thursday and burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. G. W. ANDERSON of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 Nov 1947)

Clarence Virgil BATES

        Clarence Virgil BATES, son of Homer B. and Ona (FLYNN) BATES, was born June 28, 1902 and departed this life Oct. 20, 1947, aged 45-3-22. He was united in marriage to Ruth BOGGESS on Oct. 11, 1930.

        He leaves their loss his wife; his father and mother; three brothers, Wilmer H. and Ray BATES of Sherman and Clyde BATES of Ravenswood; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie LAUGHLIN, Mrs. Elsie SNYDER and Mrs. Hazel ARMSTRONG, all of Ravenswood, and Mrs. Bertha SULLIVAN, of Sandyville; one sister, Arta BATES, preceded him to the great beyond.

        Funeral services were held at the Independence Church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, with Rev. Lee Roy RICHARDSON officiating. Interment was in the Independence Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 Nov 1947)

Homer Lakin PAYNE

        Homer Lakin PAYNE, 31 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore PAYNE of Staats Mills, was instantly killed last Thursday night when an automobile in which he was riding went over an embankment at Leatherwood in Poca District, Kanawha County. PAYNE, who had been a driller in the gas fields in this area of the state, had been working on a well in that section of Kanawha County recently.

        The body was brought to the Vail Mortuary in Ripley and the funeral service was held there Sunday afternoon with Rev. Arthur LAYMAN of the Ripley UB Church in charge and the body was taken to the SOUTHALL Cemetery near Fairplain for burial. Mr. PAYNE was a veteran of WW II and for some time had been employed by the Mays Drilling Company.

        Homer Lakin PAYNE was born March 5, 1917 and died November 6, 1947, aged 30 years, 8 months and 1 day. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore PAYNE of Gay. Other survivors include two brothers and four sisters, Rollin PAYNE of Ripley, Nelson PAYNE at home, Mrs. Harold WALKER of Ripley, Mrs. Junior TOLLEY of Glasgow, and Jessie and Janet, at home. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 Nov 1947)

William Pearl JOHNSON

        William Pearl JOHNSON, 62 year old farmer of near Wilding, was found dead in his farm home there last Friday about noon, a home in which the aged bachelor had lived by himself for a number of years. He was found by a relative, Clark CARMICHAEL, who knew that the man had not been feeling well the day before. He had died in his chair and it was estimated he had been dead something like eight hours when found.

        The funeral service was held from the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood Sunday afternoon with the Rev. W. D. WINTERS of the Methodist Church in charge and burial was in the Silverton Cemetery. His only survivors include a large number of cousins, friends of the family said. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 Nov 1947)


        Funeral services for D. Floyd LITTLE, 63, of Red House, were held from the UB Church there Tuesday afternoon and burial was in the Riverview Cemetery. Mr. LITTLE died at a Charleton hospital on Saturday. He had been engaged in the mercantile business at Red House for the past 10 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel LITTLE; four daughters, Mrs. Edra BAILEY, Mrs. Irma NOFFSINGER and Mrs. Phyllis KNELL of Red House and Mrs. Vada SHANK of Eleanor; one brother, Oley LITTLE of Leon; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl GREENLEE of Leon, Mrs. Belle JIVIDEN of Red House and Mrs. Iva JIVIDEN of Dunbar. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 Nov 1947)

John Edward FISH

        Funeral services for John Edward FISH, 76, will be held from the farm home on Ravenswood RFD this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Chambers Funeral directors of Ravenswood in charge of arrangements and the burial will be in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Rev. V. F. WILLIAMS will officiate at the service. Mr. FISH died at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg on Monday morning. He was a life long resident of Jackson County and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. H. R. HARPOLD of Ravenswood, one son, T. R. FISH, also of Ravenswood; a brother, Hayes FISH of Cameron and a sister, Mrs. Minnie ROBINSON of Wheeling and three grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 Nov 1947)

Mrs. Arthur Wesley SAYRE

        Funeral services for Mrs. Arthur Wesley SAYRE, who died unexpectedly at her home in Akron, Ohio last Friday, were held at Otterbein on Monday afternoon with burial in the cemetery there. She is survived by her husband, Arthur W. SAYRE; three sons, Harold R. MINOR and Donald SAYRE; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred B. SAYRE, Mrs. Olive Mae BAUGHMAN, Mrs. Williard Jane JOYNER and Mrs. Virginia STACKS and several grandchildren. Sons Derward and Ernest SAYRE having died in infancy. (Ora Belle (POSTALWAITE) SAYRE born Dec. 1, 1882, died Nov 7, 1947, married at Pittsburgh, Pa., on 12 Sept. 1904] (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 Nov 1947)


        Tennie REYNOLDS WINTER was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. S. REYNOLDS. She was born March 21, 1880 and departed this life Oct. 25, 1947, aged 67 years, 7 months and 4 days. She was united in marriage to Arthur L. WINTER on Feb. 27, 1904, and to this union ten children were born, one son and one daughter have preceded her in death.

        Those surviving are five sons, Leon of Charleston, Orville of Akron, Ohio, Frank of Spencer, Warren of Ripley and Darr of Fairplain; three daughters, Mrs. Aneta STAATS and Eleanore WINTER of Ripley and Mrs. Lucille MILLER of Canton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Ernie STRAUSBAUGH, Mrs. Minnie ROBIE, Mrs. Dorcas ADAMS of ........, Mrs. Mae SHARP of Columbus, Mrs. Allie FISHER of Sandyville, and one brother, James REYNOLDS of Bidwell, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 Nov 1947)

Cordelia Louisa (BALL) THOMPSON

        Cordelia Louisa (BALL) THOMPSON, a daughter of John and Rhoda BALL, was born July 26, 1884 at Lockhart, departed this life Oct. 20, 1947. She was united in marriage April 11, 1903 to I. T. THOMPSON and to this union was born 12 children, ten boys and two girls. The funeral services were held at the Gates Ridge EUB Church Wednesday and she was taken to the Evergreen Cemetery for burial.

        She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and the following children; Rev. L. C. THOMPSON of Gay, Otmer THOMPSON of Sandyville, Leslie, Carol, Hershel, all of Rockport, Earnest THOMPSON of Belleville, Russell, Omer, and Holley of Parkersburg; two daughters, Mrs. Zelma GAULT and Mrs. Freda WYATT of Parkersburg; and one brother, Rev. A. F. BALL, of Rockport, 30 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One small child preceded her in death in 1910. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 Nov 1947)

Pvt. Harold HARMON, Pfc. Elbert WILKINSON, and Pfc. Donald HUPP

        First of the WW II dead are being brought back to the states for burial: Pvt. Harold HARMON, Pfc. Elbert WILKINSON, and Pfc. Donald HUPP. (21 Nov 1947)


        Funeral services for James F. SNYDER, 41, of Lockhart, were held from the Independence Church at Sandyville on Monday afternoon with Rev. W. W. HARVEY officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. SNYDER died at his home in the Lockhart community on Saturday. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. John H. SNYDER; five sisters, Mrs. Mary BUTCHER of Parkersburg, Mrs. Cordia PHILLIPS of Leroy, Mrs. Bessie MORRISON of Akron, Mrs. Ruth ROBBINS of Liverpool and Mrs. Basil GRADY of Elmwood, and two brothers, Andy and Hoyt SNYDER, both at home. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Nov 1947)


        Mrs. Allie (SLUSHER) BALDERSON, 82, died Monday morning of a heart attack at New Brighton, Pa. where she was visiting at the home of her son, Gus BALDERSON. The remains arrived at Sandyville Wednesday afternoon and were taken to the Pleasant Ridge Church were funeral and burial services were held. She was the mother of several children, among them being Earl BALDERSON and Mrs. Sumpter ARCHER of Sandyville and Mrs. Sutton PALMER of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Nov 1947)

Jasper Hayes CASTO

        Jasper Hayes CASTO, son of McComas and Florence (BONNETT) CASTO, was born Sept. 10, 1876, departed this life Aug. 4, 1947, aged 70 years, 10 months and 24 days.

        He was united in marriage to Ida Blanche JOHNSON on Sept. 13, 1900, and to this union three sons and three daughters were born, two daughters preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife and the following children: Early H. CASTO and Mrs. Mary KESSEL of Given, Howard CASTO of Rockcastle and Kenneth CASTO of Bluefield, and 15 grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Inez CASTO of Given, and six brothers, Clate CASTO of Liberty, John M. CASTO of Ripley, Clermont CASTO of Evans, Okey CASTO of Racine, Ohio, Orville CASTO of Pollock, Missouri, and Shirley H. CASTO of Minersville, Ohio. Three sisters preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Nov 1947)


        Laodice (BROOKS) SAYRE was born May 27, 1877, died Nov. 10, 1947, aged 70 years, 5 months and 13 days. She was united in marriage to Adam W. SAYRE on Oct. 23, 1893, and to this union 2 children were born, a son and a daughter. The daughter is Mrs. Velva FOX of Evans and the son, Lance SAYRE is at home. Funeral services were held Nov. 13, and were conducted at Otterbein EUB Church, Rev. I. J. MCCOLLUM had charge of the service. Interment was made in the Otterbein Cemetery.

        Mrs. SAYRE spent the greater part of her life in and around the little village of Angerona, where Mr. SAYRE was engaged in the milling and merchantile business. A few years ago a fire destroyed the mill and store, and their home too. Since then they have spent their time on the farm there. Mrs. SAYRE leaves to mourn her passing her husband, two children, a brother, O. A. BROOKS of Ripley, and one sister, Odalet SAYRE of Pt. Pleasant. Also seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Nov 1947)


        George WILSON, formerly of Ripley, died in Charleston on Friday of last week and the funeral services were held there on Sunday afternoon and the body was brought to the Fairplain Cemetery for burial. The widow and a brother-in-law, George W. JOHNSON, of Ripley, are among the survivors. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Nov 1947)

Deloris Jean THORNTON

        Deloris Jean THORNTON, infant daughter of Walter and Betty THORNTON, was born Nov. 9, 1947, departed this life Nov. 10, 1947, a brief stay of one day on earth. A brief service was held at the home of Mrs. Maggie SMITH and the body taken to Mt. Hebron for burial. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Nov 1947)

Edward J. LEESON

        Funeral rites for Edward J. LEESON, 64, of Ravenswood, were held Thursday afternoon at the Chambers Funeral Home there and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Death came to Mr. LEESON on Monday following an illness of several months. Mr. LEESON had resided in Ravenswood for the past 43 years and had been employed at U. S. Lock # 22 there for the past 29 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie J. LEESON and four sons, Clarence E. LEESON of Ravenswood, Walter E. LEESON of Weirton, Gordon L. LEESON of San Diego, California, and Dr. L. R. LEESON of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Nov 1947)

Chester BAKER

        Brought back the body of Chester BAKER from Europe for burial, brother of Ann BAKER-HARLISS SKEEN. (28 Nov 1947)


        Funeral services for Henry B. BATTEN, 69 year old farmer of Ripley, were held from the Vail Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Arthur LAYMAN of the Ripley EUB Church in charge and the burial was in the Otterbein Cemetery. Mr. BATTEN died at 6 o'clock Sunday evening following a long illness. He was born near Weston, a son of David D. and Sarah R. ALLMAN BATTEN, was born on Feb. 25, 1878 near Weston, Lewis County and departed this life Dec. 23, 1947. He had lived in Jackson County for many years. He was a member ot the Martin Chapel UB Church for the past 50 years. On 14 April 1907 he united in marriage to Effie HINZMAN.

        Survivors include his widow Effie HINZMAN BATTEN, one son, Brooks BATTEN of Ripley, three grandchildren; Arlene, Keith and Kenneth BATTEN of Ripley; four sisters, Mrs. Alda HITT of Jane Lew, Mrs. Rose HALTERMAN of McWhorter, Mrs. Bertha COLLINS and Miss Ida BATTEN, both of Miami, Florida. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 28 Nov 1947)


        Rebecca Jane (HAWKINS) RHODES, 79, died at her home at Harmony on Saturday after an extended illness and the funeral services were held at the Baptist Church there on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Orland REYNOLDS and Rev. Ed HUTTON in charge and burial was in the FERRELL Cemetery.

        Surviving are her husband, E. M. RHODES, of Harmony; nine daughters, Mrs. Virgie NESTER, of Amma, Mrs. Ocie DUDGEON and Mrs. Naomi WESTFALL, both of Ripley, Mrs. Delcie LUDWIG of East Liverpool, Ohio, Mrs. Alice GELOGUE of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Maysel DRODGY, of Clendenin, Mrs. Sarah FIELDS, Mrs. Alma RAINES and Mrs. Cora TAYLOR, all of Harmony; four sisters, Mrs. Nora TAYLOR of Gandeeville, Mrs. Maude RAMSEY of Ramsey, Mrs. Sarah DALRYMPLE of Walton and Miss Rachel HAWKINS of Walton; two brothers, J. N. HAWKINS of Harmony and Ambrose HAWKINS of Ramsey; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 28 Nov 1947)

Eula Virginia BOARD

        Eula Virginia BOARD was born July 24, 1919, departed this life Nov. 20, 1947, aged 28 years, 3 months and 26 days. She was the daughter of W. H. and the late Lucy (COX) BOARD, her mother having preceded her in death Jan. 13, 1933.

        She leaves to mourn her loss her father, W. H. BOARD, her step-mother, Eula BOARD; one sister, Mrs. Ora VARNETTER of Williamson; three brothers, Harold and Edgar of Charleston and Donald at home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. COX of Silverton; four uncles and three aunts, Hollis BOARD of Parkersburg, Oris BOARD of Gay, Dr. Lloyd COX of Charleston, Gay COX of Silverton, Mrs. Winnie RHODES of Gay, Mrs. Faye SUCK of Silverton, Miss Alma COX of Charleston; one step-brother, Eugene SEAMAN of Ripley.

        Funeral services was at Silverton UB Church and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 28 Nov 1947)

Charles W. LEWIS

        Funeral services for Charles W. LEWIS were held at his late home near Fairplain on Sunday with the Rev. Ervin FISHER in charge and burial was in the CASTO Cemetery at Fairplain. He died at his home on Friday at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 9 days. Surviving are two sons, Fred LEWIS of Ripley and Holly LEWIS of Buffalo; Mrs. Bessie HANNING, Mrs. Eva CASTO, Mrs. Rosie HANNING, Mrs. Ruby FRENCH and Mrs. Belva MCCLOUD, all of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 28 Nov 1947)

Shirley Ann RILEY

        Shirley Ann RILEY, month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul RILEY of Kentuck, died of suffocation at Clarksburg last Tuesday. The family had gone there to visit relatives. The body was returned to the Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley and the funeral and burial services were held at the Goshen Church on Wednesday. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 28 Nov 1947)

John Floyd SKEEN

        John Floyd SKEEN, 72, died at Charleston last Thursday morning after being in failing health for some time. Surviving are four sons, Delmer, Leon and Leonard, all of Charleston, and Romie, who lives near Charleston; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby WHEELER of Detroit, Mrs. Bertha FIELDS and Mrs. Velma FIELDS, of Charleston; two brothers, Lige and Lloyd SKEEN of Belgrove, and three sisters, Mrs. Cordia MUNDAY of Parkersburg, Mrs. Stella CASTO and Mrs. Mary TAYLOR of Belgrove. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 28 Nov 1947)

Transcribed from microfilm by Betty Kessel McIntyre

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