September 1947 Obituaries

Mrs. Anna HILL

        Mrs. Anna HILL, age 73, wife of Charles HILL of Leroy, died Tuesday evening at her home. She is survived by her husband, a son, Clyde HILL at home and a daughter, Mrs. Olive BROWN of Parkersburg. There are also four grandchildren. The funeral was held at the Center Valley Methodist Church with the Rev. J. F. CUNNINGHAM of Cottageville officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Sept. 1947)


        Funeral services for Mr. Lida (PARSONS) HINZMAN, 84 year old widow of the late William D. HINZMAN, were held from the Vail Funeral Home on Monday morning at 10 o'clock and burial followed in the family plot in the Pine Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Ward W. HARVEY had charge of the services. Mrs. HINZMAN died at her home on Seventh Street last Saturday morning. About 10 days previous she had suffered a stroke from which she only partially rallied and her condition remained critical since that time.

        Mrs. HINZMAN was born February 10, 1863, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Alfred and Emmaline (CARR) PARSONS, and died Aug 30, 1947, at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 20 days. She married William D. HINZMAN, who preceded her in death as did their only child, Ira V. HINZMAN, who died in 1927. Two brothers and one sister also preceded her in death. She is survived by a grandson, William R. HINZMAN of Ripley and one great-granddaughter, Christina HINZMAN also of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Sept 1947)


        William LOCKHART, 69, of Parkersburg, a native of Jackson County, died in the Camden-Clark Hospital there Sunday night of injuries received in a fall last Friday. He was an employee of the American Viscose Corp. and was a member of the South Parkersburg Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife, Mrs. Essie LOCKHART, are two sons, Lester and W. V., both of South Parkersburg; four daughters, Mrs. Ray KING of Parkersburg, Mrs. C. K. WHARTON of Vienna, Mrs. Vernon FREIDLEIN of Grafton, and Miss Juanita LOCKHART at home; two brothers, Kenneth of Sandyville and Yancy of Parkersburg; three sisters, Mrs. F. F. BLAIR of Sandyville, Mrs. Lee DAVIS of California and Mrs. Hobart HARTLEY of Parkersburg, and 10 grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Sept 1947)

Freeman HALL

        Funeral rites were held Tuesday for Freeman HALL, 40 year old brother of C. S. HALL of Kenna, who was instantly killed on Monday in a freak accident while cutting timber on his farm at Otto, Roane County. Investigating authorities said that HALL and his 16 year old son, Freddie Eugene, had cut a tree and as it toppled over it knocked a large limb from another tree nearby and the falling limb crashed down on Hall's head killing him instantly. The funeral services were held at the Otto Advent Christian Church with the Rev. Herbert SPENCER in charge and burial was in the Otto Cemetery.

        In addition to his wife, Mrs. Roxie HALL, the victim leaves four children, Willadean, Gloria Jane, Freddie Eugene, and Martin, all at home, as well as his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hence HALL of Otto. Five brothers also survivors, including W. R. HALL of Marietta, Ohio, Marvin HALL of Leatherback, WV., C. S. HALL of Kenna, Edward HALL of Otto, and Vear HALL of Akron, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Sept 1947)

Delbert SCYOC

        Delbert SCYOC, 34, of Reedy, was found dead Wednesday by authorities of Bastrop, La. according to word received by Sheriff Phil D. PHILLIPS of Spencer. SCYOC appeared to have been dead for several days when the body was found, it was reported. There was no evidence of foul play, and the man's wallet contained a sum of money, indicating that there had been no robbery. He had been employed by the Pipeline Construction Company.

        He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Barney SCYOC and of Mrs. Martha SNYDER. He is survived by his mother; his wife, Mrs. Nona (REESE) SCYOC of Reedy; two children, Helen and Charles; two brothers, E. L. SCYOC of Reedy and Hobart SCYOC of Ravenna, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Lokie CARSON of Liverpool and Mrs. Ora LOWE of Reedy. The body is being brought home for burial. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Sept 1947)


        Eliza MCCLARY HUME was born April 20, 1866, departed this life Aug 23, 1947, age 81 years, 4 months and 3 days. She was united in marriage to George H. HUME March 8, 1893. To this union was born one son, John W. HUME, who mysterious dissapeared a great number of years ago in a small mining town, Lookout, Fayette County. He was about 15 years of age and it is believed that he was a victim of foul play. Her husband, George H. HUME, passed from this life May 4, 1925.

        She leaves to mourn her passing two brothers, John MCCLARY of Evans and Samuel MCCLARY of Lesage, Cabell County, one sister, Julia MOORE of Evans and a great number of other relatives. Three brothers preceded her in death. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. I. J. MCCOLLUM at Creston Church Monday and burial was in the family cemetery by her husband's side. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Sept 1947)

James E. BAKER

        Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Chambers-Kyger Funeral Home in Ravenswood for James E. BAKER, 65, who died at home on Sept. 2, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Burial was in the Independence Cemetery at Sandyville. The son of the late D. M. and Mary E. BAKER, of Sandyville, he was for years a resident of Parkersburg and was associated with the H. P. Dils Sons Company and the Ideal Corrugated Box Company.

        He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katie (JINKS) BAKER, of Ft. Lauderdale; a step-son, Ralph JINKS, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two brothers, Attorney John M. BAKER, of SPENCER, and Charles E. BAKER, of Ravenswood; three sisters, Mrs. Della M. KNOTTS of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Nan LEBLANC, of San Francisco, and Mrs. Greek SPENCER of West Palm Beach, Florida. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 12 Sept 1947)

Theron Kenneth WORKMAN

        A blast from a 20-gauge shotgun which rang out through the darkness at Cottageville last Saturday night snuffed out the life of Theron Kenneth WORKMAN, 38, as he stood talking with a neighbor John HUNT, and two hours later Clarence "Hank" HUGHES, 31, of Ripley had admitted to State Police that he fired the fatal shot. Funeral service was held at the Cottageville U. B. Church on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. J. F. CUNNINGHAM in charge and burial was in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery.

        He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. WORKMAN of Ravenswood. He is survived by the widow Susie OHSE WORKMAN; two little daughters, Deloris Mae and Helen Marie, and a son, Theron Kenneth Jr., all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Syble IDLEMAN of Charleston and Frances MAHAN of Cottageville, and two brothers, Earl WORKMAN of Boone County, and Delmar WORKMAN of Cottageville. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 12 Sept 1947)

Theron Kenneth WORKMAN

        Theron Kenneth WORKMAN was born March 15, 1909, died Sept. 6, 1947. He was united in marriage to Susie OHSE on June 18, 1930. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 19 Sept 1947)

Robert Layton MILLER

        Funeral services for Robert Layton MILLER, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt MILLER of Charleston, who died Sunday afternoon a short time after being struck by an automobile, will be held at the Methodist Church at Cottageville this (Wednesday) afternoon and burial will be in Blaine Memorial Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, Sharon and Charlotte, and the grandparents, Mrs. Ivy MILLER of Cottageville, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray FRIEND of Millwood. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 12 Sept 1947)

William Albert ROLLINS

        William Albert ROLLINS died Thursday August 28, 1947, at the age of 90 years. He was a native of Jackson County, but for a number of years had made his home in Clarksburg. He was born August 3, 1857, a son of ......... and Berthena (?) Angeline (STRALEY) ROLLINS. Mr. ROLLINS was the husband of the late Artentia (RHODES) ROLLINS, whose death occurred Dec. 23, 1939.

        He is survived by the following children, two daughters, Mrs. Pearl RHODES, at whose home he died, and Mrs. Hester KAY, of Dunbar; four sons, Earl ROLLINS of East Liverpool, Charles ROLLINS of Belpre, Okey ROLLINS of Logan, Ohio and Roy ROLLINS of Clarksburg. There were four other children that preceded him in death. The funeral was held from the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home by the Rev. E. L. FITZPATRICK and Rev. Clyde ASH, and he was laid to rest in Stonewall Park Cemetery at Clarksburg. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 12 Sept 1947)


        Funeral services for Lucy (WINTER) CLINTON were held at Emma Chapel April 8, 1947. She was a daughter of W. A. and H. C. WINTER. She was born 1883, departed this life April 6, 1947, aged 63 years, 4 months and 1 day. She was united in marriage to M. V. CLINTON in 1907 and to this union were born 8 children, two preceding her in death.

        Surviving are the husband and the following children, Mrs. Mawell BARNETT, Mrs. Freda CASTO and Mrs. Pearl BROTHERTON, all of Given; Mrs. Sudie THOMAS of Ripley, Mrs. Sylvia RAMSEY at home, and Pfc. Harley B. CLINTON, serving in the US Army in Germany. She has 12 grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters, A. G. WINTER and Bessie WINTER and Tennie HILL, all of Kenna, Zelda WANDLING of Nitro and Fred WINTER of Livermore, California. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 19 Sept 1947)


        Edna (MCNAIR) IDLEMAN, 67, died Thursday evening Sept. 11 following a long illness at the home of her daughter at Shinnston. The deceased is the wife of Rev. J. W. IDLEMAN, retired Methodist minister, who at one time served as pastor of the Cottageville charge and later at Lockhart. Funeral services were held Sunday Sept. 14 at the First Methodist Church at Shinnston and interment was made at the Benedum Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport.

        Mrs. IDLEMAN is survived by her husband, two sons, Clyde M. IDLEMAN of Charleston, and Glenn IDLEMAN of Scarbro, WV.; two daughters, Mrs. Guy ASHBY of Bridgeport and Mrs. Robert J. DUNBAR of Shinnston, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 26 Sept 1947)


        Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis RAMSEY was held at the Mt. Calvary Church on Tuesday and burial was in the cemetery there. The child was born on Monday and died Monday night. Vail Undertakers had charge of the arrangements. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 26 Sept 1947)


        Funeral services were held at Belgrove on Tuesday afternoon for Albert N. PARSONS, 85, better known to thousands of friends as "Uncle Ab" and burial was in PARSONS Cemetery at Belgrove. Mr. PARSONS died suddenly Sunday morning at the home of his son, Oscar PARSONS at Charleston, where he was visiting. He was born at Kentuck and had been a resident of Jackson County all his life.

        At the time of his death he had 104 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren living as well as 9 surviving children: Oscar, Willie, and Edwin PARSONS, all of Charleston; Charles O. PARSONS of Ripley, Marian PARSONS of Evans, and three daughters, Mrs. Leah COBB of Clendenin, Mrs. Jane TOLLEY of Rand, and Mrs. Earl COBB of Cross Lanes. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 26 Sept 1947)

Transcribed from microfilm by Betty Kessel McIntyre

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