Marshall County Obituaries


January 12, 1932

Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Mount Hope M. E. Church will be conducted funeral services for Sara Emaline Earliwine, 62, wife of Edward Earliwine, sho died Monday morning at 6 o'clock at her home in Calis, Marshall county, .....

Mrs. Earliwine had been ill for many months. Until her health failed she had been an active community worker and an earnest member of the Hope M. E. church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Elwood Earliwine; three daughters, Mrs. Rachael Ingram, of Claysville, Pa; Mrs. Alta Dunkin, of Neff, O., and Mrs Edna Eikleberry, of Calis; four brothers, J. M. Harris, of West Alexander, Pa.; T. C. Harris, of West Finley, Pa.; and J. E. harris, of Claysville; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Gatten, of West Alexander. Nineteen grandchildren also survive.

The body was returned to her late residence Monday evening from the Crider funeral home in Elm Grove.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

Arthur W. Earnest Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
June 1, 1999

Arthur W. Earnest, 97, of Mulberry Avenue, Moundsville, died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at the Country Home, Moundsville. Born on June 22, 1901 in Cameron, Arthur was the son the late Isaac Hagger and Margaret Winter Earnest. He was the owner/operator of the former Earnest Repair Shop, Moundsville and a member of the Ash Avenue Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Isabelle Sarah Crangle Earnest, on September 19, 1992.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond J. (Norma Lee) Walters, of Crosby, TX and Dorothy Lantz of Buckhannon, WV; a brother George Earnest; a sister, Wilma Milner; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Earnest, all of Moundsville; six grand-children; eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Thursday, at 10 a.m. with Rev Thomas H. Tennant officiating. Entombment follows in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, July 28, 1966


Mrs. Mary Maude Earnest, 76, of Cameron RD 2, died early Wednesday morning in Glendale Hospital.

She was born April 2, 1890, at Nettle Hill, Pa. Her husband, John, died in 1956. She was a member of Cameron Methodist church.

Surviving are a foster son, James Himelrick, Moundsville; three brothers, Samuel of Glen Easton; Jesse of Garrison, Pa., and Chas. M. of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Ocie Himelrick of Moundsville; also two grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Antill funeral home, Cameron after 7 p.m. today, and Friday from 2?5 and 7?9 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Miss Nellie Williams of Cameron Methodist church, will officiate, and interment will be in Highland cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.

Wheeling Intelligencer - Dec 1, 2005

Robert Eaton

EATON, Robert R., Jr., 82, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Tuesday, November 29, 2005 in Country Club Retirement Center, Bellaire, Ohio.

He was born October 26, 1923 in Royal, Pa., the son of the late Robert R. Sr. and Mary Eliza Schrum Eaton.

Mr. Eaton was a graduate of West Liberty State College and The University of Pittsburgh. He was a former Assistant Superintendent of Marshall County Schools and a former principal of Cameron High School, Union High School, and Moundsville Junior High School. While at Union High School, he served as a coach for the basketball, football, baseball and track teams. Mr. Eaton was a former president of both the Moundsville Rotary and the Marshall County Teachers Association. He was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church; the American Legion State Post No. 0200, the Masonic Lodge AM of Cameron; and was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Jean Hinerman; and a sister, Eileen Shelby.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Louise Lukasick Eaton; a son, Robert R. Eaton, III and his wife, Toni, of Bethlehem, W.Va.; a son-in-law, Mark P. Hinerman, of Glen Dale, W.Va.; a grandson, Mark Robert Hinerman of High Point, N.C.; two granddaughters, Amanda Louise Eaton and Lauren Alexandra Eaton, both of Greensboro, N.C.; and a sister, Eleanor Hale and her husband, Richard, of Bay Village, Ohio.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2005 with Mr. Mark Crow officiating.

Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Deborah Hinerman Union Scholarship Fund, c/o Wesbanco, or Simpson United Methodist Church, 802 7th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Feb 17, 2008

Emma Marguerite (Hickman) Ebbert

EBBERT, Emma Marguerite (Hickman,) 92, formerly of Wheeling, W.Va., died early Friday morning, February 15, 2008, in Lecanto, Florida, with her grandson, Donald, by her side.

She was born September 5, 1915 in Sutton, W.Va., a daughter of the late George and Nancy Viola (Skidmore) Hickman.

Emma was a long time resident of 91 Iowa Street on Wheeling Island; a former nurse at Reynolds Memorial Hospital; a tireless volunteer for the Blind Society and St. Vincent de Paul Society; and a member of the former Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Wheeling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester J. Ebbert in 1986; and two sisters, Minnie Wood and Mabel Williams.

She is survived by her son, Robert L. Zontini and his wife, Catherine, of Inverness, Fla.; one daughter, Mary Catherine Murray and her husband, David, of North Canton, Ohio; three grandchildren, Donald Canestraro, Marguerite Burtzlaff and Robert S. Zontini; and five great-grandchildren, Max, Erin, Claire, Nikolas and Anthony.

Known to the family as MaPa, Emma was a great lady, who was loved and will be missed by all.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where vigil services will be held at 6 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling.

Entombment will be in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Sherrard.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society.


VIRGINIA BEACH -- Eugene Everett Echols, 91, died Dec. 9, 2002.

Mr. Echols was born in Marshall County, Moundsville, W.Va., Oct. 30, 1911, to the late Valentine Gibson Echols and Harriet M. Jones Echols. He was predeceased by his wife, Henrietta Roberts Echols. Before retiring in 1975, he was a civil service employee with the Dept. of the Navy at Naval Station Norfolk and NAB Little Creek. Mr. Echols was a member of Corinthian Masonic Lodge No. 266 AF&AM and he also held the high honor of being a Scottish Rite Mason for 59 years.

Survivors include his son, Eugene E. Echols II and wife Susan and their family of Saltillo, Miss.; his daughter, Sarah Echols Aho and husband Curtis of Virginia Beach; and a grandson, Michael Curtis Aho of Arlington, Va.

A private graveside service with Masonic rites will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1820 Hickory Nut Loop, Holland Pines, Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Submitted by (Unknown).


4 August 1909 - Moundsville Daily Echo

George Edwards Has Gone Home

George Edwards, the subject of this sketch, the son of Michael Edwards and Eleanor Cady Edwards, was born in Washington, PA., on July 23, 1823, and died of the infirmities of old age at his residence in Moundsville, West Virginia, on August 3, 1909, at 8:45 PM. Esquire Edwards, as he was familiarly known, came with his father to Wheeling when he was quite young and after some years residence in that city removed with his father to Moundsville, in 1835 where the major part of his life was spent. He came from a long lived people, his father having died in 1875 in his 109th year.

During his early life, Mr. Edwards was a pilot on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and their tributaries, and he told many interesting stories of the pioneering days on these rivers. Later in life Mr. Edwards entered the mercantile business and was for many years and until recently, one of the leading merchants of the community in which he lived. He was married to Matilda Howard in 1852. His wife proceeded him to the other life on May 26, 1896. Two children were born of this marriage, George W. Edwards, who died in 1878, and Mrs. Mary Ferrell who survives. Mr. Edwards was a charter member of the Mound City Lodge of I.O.O.F., organized in 1852, and connected with that organization up to the time of his death, having held at different times all the offices in the gift of the order, and being the past Grand Master in the state.

Mr. Edwards was a public spirited (sentence illegible for four or five words) was consequently elected Justice of the Peace in this city, always taking great interest in political matters, and was one of the few men who voted for Abraham Lincoln at the time of the first election.

Mr. Edwards had been for a great many years a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist church in Moundsville, and almost his last visits from his residence were to attend services.

During the last few months of his life, Mr. Edwards reveled in the reminiscence of the past and seemed to long with inexpressible longing for friends of his earlier days, most of whom had proceeded him to the grave. He clung to the memories of a past unknown to most of us; a past that had slipped away before him, like dawn that greeted the birth of this generation, and that herald him, as he approached the gates Beautiful.

He was a loyal friend: true as steel to his convictions of right. He was an uncompromising foe to any measure that savored unfairness. He was true to his family, to his town, to his country, to his church, to himself. May we know more like him.

The funeral will occur Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Internment at Mt. Rose Cemetery.”

(Submitted by Mary Keeney. --- Originally submitted to Find A Grave Memorial #47119176 by Willy Nelson.)

Mrs. Jane Edwards expires early today

Mrs. Jane Edwards, well-known Moundsville woman, died this morning at 12:05 o’clock, at her home, 1436 Water street, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Edwards was in her seventy-fourth year.

Mrs. Edwards leaves one son John, at home; and one granddaughter, Miss Naomi Edwards, at home; one sister, Mrs. Amanda Clegg, Moundsville; and two brothers, Timothy Stilwell, of Moundsville and Charles Stilwell of Clarington, O., R.D.

She was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, 3 August 1928

*Note: Jane is daughter of Silas and Emily Spaar Stilwell. She is wife of John W Edwards. She is my great great grandmother.

Submitted by Carla Quigley Stone.

May Edwards, aged 22 years, died at her home on Water Street, Saturday evening. The funeral occurred at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. Interment at Mt. Rose cemetery.

"Moundsville Weekly Edition Echo" - Friday, October 8 1909

*Note: May is the daughter of John W. and Jane Stilwell Edwards. She is my great grandmother.

Submitted by Carla Quigley Stone.


[Source: Wheeling Register, May 15, 1941]



Funeral services are to be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Crider funeral home in Elm Grove, for William L. Elder, 82, retired farmer and father of Mrs. Oma Toland and Mrs. Ray Clemens of Wheeling, who died early Thursday morning at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Albert Dillie on Good Intent road, near Claysville, Pa.

Rev. O. E. Elkins, pastor of the Dallas Methodist church, will have charge of the service and interment will follow in Dallas cemetery.

In failing health for several years, Mr. Elder suffered a paralytic stroke a month ago. His condition had been critical since that time.

Born in Marshall county, Mr. Elder had engaged in farming at Dry Ridge for a number of years. He retired in 1921 and moved to the Claysville district to reside.

His wife, Martha Gilmore Elder, died in 1929 and since that time Mr. Elder had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Dillie. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Albert Dillie, of near Claysville, Pa., Mrs. Oma Toland and Mrs. Ray Clemens of Wheeling; 18 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Barbara M. Eller

ELLER, Barbara M., 77, of RD 3, Moundsville, W.Va. died Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at home.

She was born February 2, 1930 in Follansbee, W.Va., the daughter of the late Walter F. and Mildred Darsic Thacker.

She was a retired Elementary School Teacher from Marshall County Schools; and a member of P.F.I.A.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Charles V. Eller; two sons, Charles W. (Ruth Ann) Eller of Moundsville and David A. (Jane) Eller of Warwood; four brothers, Edward (Linda) Thacker of Moundsville, James (Linda) Thacker of Wheeling, W.Va., Charles (Betty) Thacker of Hemet, Calif. and Donald Thacker of Moundsville; two sisters, Joyce Ann (Fred) Ewing of Aleppo, Pa. and Bonnie (Jeff) Strautman of Irish Ridge; four grandchildren, Chad, Daniel, Carrie and Tori Eller; and seven great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carl L. Eller officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.


Moundsville Daily Echo - August 2, 2001

Betty Lou Wood Eller, 81, formerly of Moundsville and a resident of Warren, MI, died Thursday, July 5 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. She was born June 3, 1920 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Cecil Eric and Augusta Sims Wood. She was preceded in death by her husband, John David (J.D.) Eller in 1973 and her brother Ishamael Eric Wood in 1982. Betty worked for the Moundsville Daily Echo after graduating from Moundsville High School in 1936, where she met her husband J.D. Eller, also working at the Echo.

Surviving are her daughter, Augusta D. of St. Clair Shores, MI and son John W. of Warren, MI.

The body was cremated. A memorial service may be held in the future.

Submitted by Augusta Eller.

Mrs Deane Eller, 89, formerly of Moundsville and a resident of North Olmsted, OH, died Monday at Cleveland, OH.

She was born April 29, 1883, daughter of the late David and Rose Rulong Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Encil Eller, and a son, J D Eller, on the fifth of this month.

Surviving are one son, Harold of Madison, IN; and two daughters, Rosemary and Alice Eller, both of North Olmsted.

Friends received at Jenkins Funeral Home, Cleveland, Tuesday evening, where services will be held Wednesday at 10 am with the Rev Shelbert Harris officiating. Interment at Riverview cemetery, Moundsville, Wednesday at 3 pm.

Local arrangements by Grisell's.

"Moundsville Daily Echo" - 20 MAR 1973

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.

"Moundsville Daily Echo", Wednesday, 29 MAR 1967


Funeral services for Mrs Charles A (Elizabeth Yoho) Eller were held Tuesday from the Iams funeral home in New Martinsville. Rev Sliter of the Christian Church of New Martinsville officiated, and interment was in Greenlawn cemetery.

Mrs Eller, who died Friday was a resident of Proctor district, in Wetzel county. She was a member of Antioch Christian church.

Surviving are eight children, Oakey and Thad of Proctor, (both living on the home farm) and Yonsell, also of Proctor; Freda Stewart of Akron, Ohio, Vera Mollohan of Charleston, Dollie Johnson of Cameron, and Berrell Eller of 1009 Lafayette avenue, and Mrs Neva Ritz of Cherokee Hills both of Moundsville.

Her husband died May 15, 1938.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.

"Moundsville Daily Echo", 9 JUN 1978


Pearl A Eller, 72, of Route 2, Proctor, died Wednesday in South Miami Hospital, Miami, Fla.

She was a memeber of the Proctor Christian Church; a former school teacher and Wetzel County jailer.

Surviving are her husband, Yoncell Eller, Sr; two sons, James and Jay, both of Proctor; a daughter, Mrs G K (Joann) Rhodes of Miami; four brothers, Merrill Briggs of Steubenville, James Briggs of Wintersville, John Briggs of Dearborn, Mich, and Guy Briggs of New Martinsville; three sisters, Katheryn Briggs of Wheeling, Lena Delatore of Wintersville, and Nora Truex of St George, Del; and ten grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, after 2 pm Friday, where services will be held at 2 pm Sunday.

Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.

Obituary, Information on GEORGE ELLIS, SR.

GEORGE ELLIS, SR., Prominent Moundsville Man Succumbs


George Ellis Sr. founder and president of the Moundsville Grocery and Products Co. and one of the tri-state district progressive leaders in that branch of mercantile business for a quarter of a century, died last night at his home (April 16, 1940), Sixth Street and Morton Avenue, Moundsville.

Death came to Mr. Ellis at the age of 71 years. In failing health for a year, he had been bedfast for the last six years. A complication of ailments incident to advanced age was the cause of his death.

Mr. Ellis was born July 17, 1869, in Altha, Syria and came to the United States when he was about 20 years old.

His early life in this country was devoted to the mercantile business- one in which the attributes of common sense, natural business acumen to and keen judgment were combined to mark him a success from the beginning.

He settled in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after reaching this country, establishing a dry goods store. It was in Fort Wayne that he was married to Nora Aboasaley, July 23, 1892.

A few years later they moved to LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where Mr. Ellis established a wholesale drygoods establishment.

He became a nationalized citizen of the United States in 1895, while living in LaCrosse.

Ellis moved to Moundsville in 1902. He immediately established a wholesale fruit and produce store on Tenth Street in the Old Schumacher building. From a humble beginning in this location he built, through sheer ability and by the diligent application to business which was one of his marked characteristics, the wholesale food distributing concern that is among the valley's leaders, and which in recent years was to branched out into the rental food outlet division of the business.

Contented expansion brought about the construction in 1922 of the Moundsville Grocery and Produce building at 819 Lafayette Avenue, the three story structure of the modern warehouse and food storage type, that the company now occupies, and which is the headquarters for the widespread activities.

Under his personal management, the expansion over the years kept pace with Moundsville's growth. He guided it successfully through the trying years of the depression, and in recent years supervised the acquisition of the State Store, a step in line with recent trends that have found the larger wholesale concerns acquiring or establishing retail outlets. Ill health forced his retirement as the active head years ago, although he has remained the nominal head, with his sons, who grew into the business under his leadership, taking over the management.

As a citizen and member of the community, Mr. Ellis was respected and revered. Without seeking publicity and in his quiet and unostentatious way, he was an active participant in virtually all the movements for the good of the community in the past quarter of a century, giving both time and money. His charitable and civic gifts were made in the quiet way that was the method of his life.

He was a member of Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church of to this city and St. George's Orthodox Church of Charleston.

He was affiliated with the Liberi Camp No. 88, Woodman of the World.

Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife, Nora; five sons, George Jr., Abe and Joseph Ellis, all of Moundsville; Andrew and Paul Ellis of Saginaw, Michigan; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Cassis of Sistersville, WV; Mrs. Kenneth Remke of Wheeling; and nine grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Grisell Funeral Home and this evening will be taken to the late residence.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Trinity Episcopal Church. Rev. R. W. Hibbert, ractor and Rev. R. Husson, pastor of St. George Orthodox Church at Charleston are to be in charge. Interment will be in Riverview Memorial Park, Moundsville, WV.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News-Register", Wheeling, WV, April 17, 1940. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.

Moundsville Daily Echo, October 6, 2003


Maryanna Ellis, 59, of Elkview, WV, died October 5, 2003 at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and devoted and loving mother. Ms. Ellis was born August 31, 1945 in Glendale, WV, the daughter of the late Carl G. Anderson and Mary E. Anderson of Charleston, formerly of Glendale.

She is also survived by sons, Chris Ellis of Fayetteville and Craig Ellis of Charleston, and grandchildren, Delaney, Clark, Emma and Jack Ellis.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 2003 at Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, WV, with Reverend Billy Ray Carpenter officiating.

Friends may call 6?8 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at Myers Funeral Home, Elkview.

Myers Funeral Home, Elkview and Grisell's Funeral Service, Moundsville in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.

Kenneth Emery

EMERY, Kenneth A., 75, of Waymens Ridge, Moundsville, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at home.

He was born July 11, 1931 in New Dale, W.Va., a son of the late Floyd and Nancy Richmond Emery.

He was a US Air Force Veteran; retired from the former Triangle Conduit; and a member of the F.O.E. No. 499 of Moundsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step brother, Frank Jerico.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Nancy Foraker Emery; one daughter, Melinda (William) Morris of Roswell, Ga.; two sons, Michael Emery of Clinton, Tenn., and Brian Emery at home; one sister, Pauline (Jerry) Conley of Moundsville; one brother, Jack Emery of Germany; his stepmother, Elizabeth Jerico of Shadyside, Ohio; two granddaughters, Melissa Emery of Lake City, Tenn. and Katarina Morris of Roswell, Ga.

Friends will be received Thursday, March 22, 2007 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville, where services will be held Friday, March 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ray A. Klages officiating.

Interment in Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling, W.Va.

Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military honors.


Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

Margaret M. Emery, age 85, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. W. Blake on Bowman Ridge, Marshall County, W. Va. Brief rites will be held at the Lutes Funeral Home in Moundsville and additional services will follow at the Salem Church of Christ. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Emery, widow of the late Michael Emery, was a lifelong resident of Marshall County. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Blake of Bowman Ridge and Mrs. H. T. Richmond of West Liberty, W. Va.; three sons, T. D. Emery of Cameron; E. E. Emery of Rosby’s Rock; and G. J. Emery of Bowman Ridge; eight grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Note: Margaret M. Emery died in 1937.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

Thomas D. Emery, age 64, a Marshall County, W. Va., school teacher and resident of Cameron, died in the Ohio Valley General Hospital. The remains were removed to the Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville and today will be returned to the home at Cameron where services will be held. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery at Cameron. Mr. Emery was born near Cameron, on February 15, 1878, a son of Michael and Margaret Burke Emery and was educated in the public schools and had been engaged as a teacher in the Marshall County schools. Mr. Emery was a member of the Cameron Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Sadie Emery, one son, O. R. Emery of Wheeling; two daughters, Mrs. W. M. Chambers and Mrs. Beulah Wilson of Cameron; two brothers, Samuel J. Emery of Glen Easton and Everett Emery of Rosby’s Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Wyley Blake of Glen Easton and Mrs. Cora Richmond of West Liberty, W. Va.; and five grandchildren.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout

Evelyn Grace Emigh, nee Cunningham

Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, July 21, 2006

Emigh, Evelyn Grace Cunningham, age 80, of Sardis, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on July 21, 2006 at Sistersville General Hospital Journey Hospice after a lengthy illness.

She was born January 19, 1926 in Marshall County, WV, a daughter of the late Clyde and Hazel Ott Cunningham of Littleton, WV.

She was a member of Kiski United Free Methodist Church of Vandergrift, PA.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Elwood H. Rouse (Dottie) of Sardis, two sons, Mr. Clyde B. and Dorothy Ann Seckman of Vandergrift, and Mr. Arthur R. and Edie Seckman of Hookstown, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Emigh of Dubois, PA, two brothers, William L. (Bill) Cunningham of Waco, TX, and Norvel (Bud) Cunningham of Moundsville, WV, and two sisters, Marjorie Cunningham and Cora Eileen Witlatch, also of Moundsville.

Also surviving are one brother, Robert (Bob) and Pat Cunningham of Wheeling Island, WV, three sisters, Hilda Jean Donaldson of Fairview, WV, Wilda Mae Archabold of Moundsville, and Betty Ann Johnson of St. Mary’s, WV, 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, July 24th, from 11am-1pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis. Services will be held after visitation at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Lenz officiating.

Interment at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Sardis, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made to Journey Hospice, c/o Sistersville General Hospital, 314 S. Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175.

Submitted by Hilda Cunningham Donaldson.


Juanita Sullivan Enochs, 84, of Cambridge, died Tuesday (Oct. 3, 2000) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 9, 1916, in Moundsville, W.Va., daughter of the late Charles and Julia A. (Burkett) Sullivan.

Mrs. Enochs had worked at the snack bar at the former Guernsey Memorial Hospital and was a bookkeeper for Ohio Arts and Crafts.

She was a Protestant by faith and a member of the Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer E. Enochs, on July 27, 1995; two brothers; and three sisters.

She leaves a son, Charles F. (April) Enochs of Cambridge; two grandchildren, Charles Robert Enochs and Christina Linsey Enochs, both of Cambridge; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bundy-Law Funeral Home, Cambridge, where services will be 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Donald Burris officiating.

Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Fairview Cemetery, Moundsville, W.Va.

The Daily Jeffersonian (Cambridge, OH) - 3 Oct 2000

Submitted by Netti Nau.


Source: Tyler County Journal, Middlebourne, W. Va.
October 16, 1919

John Erlewine, an aged and well known citizen of Bridgeway, Tyler County, W. Va., has died. He was the son of Abraham and Sarah Erlewine and was born in Marshall County, W. Va., on January 17, 1849. He was married to Sarah Lancaster on March 27, 1872 and four children came to their home, two of whom died in infancy. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ellen West and Mrs. Lucy J. Hawkins, both of Bridgeway. Mrs. Silas Richmond is his sister. He joined the Baptist Church when young in Wetzel County. Interment was made in Greenwood Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.

"Moundsville Echo" July 11, 1988


Ruby G. Espina, 67, of 1209 Purdy Avenue, Moundsville, died Sunday in Wheeling Hospital. She was born march 28, 1921, in sand Hill, daughter of Russell and Mary Gray Winters.

She was a matron at the Marshall county Jail, and a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church. She was a member of the ladies Auxiliary of V. F. W. and Eagles Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Woodrow and Claude Winters. Surviving are her husband, Manuel Espina; two sons, Larry Arrojo of Moundsville and Terry Espina of Wheeling; two sisters, Mrs. Beryl Westfall of Triadelphia and Juanita Merritt of Wheeling; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ruth Simmons officiating. Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by Joe Jacobs.

Obituary, Information on LAURENCE MYERS EVANS

Ex Attorney Evans Dies At Age 90

Laurence Myers Evans, retired attorney, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia. He was 90.

A resident of 1 Westway Lane, Glen Dale, WV, he was born January 16, 1907, in Moundsville, WV, a son of the late D. Barger and Mary Estelle Myers Evans.

He was a member of St. Matthew Episcopal Church, Wheeling, WV and a Navy veteran of World War II.

He graduated from West Virginia University Law School in 1930, where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and a charter member and past president of Alpha of Phi Delta Theta social fraternity.

He practiced law with his father under the firm name of Evans & Evans. Upon his fathers death in 1948, he practiced law on his own until 1956, at which time he accepted an appointment as a trust officer with Wheeling National Bank, where he served until 1962. At that time, Evans returned to practice law at the firm of Buchmann, Hess, Buchmann, & Garden. He then entered into his own practice again under the firm name Carrigan & Evans. Following Carrigan retirement in 1973, the firm took the name Evans, Barry, Kessler. He retired from practicing law in 1983.

He practiced before the Supreme Court of Appeals in West Virginia, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of West Virginia, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Tax Court of the United States. He was at one time acting prosecutor for Marshall County and a former city attorney for Benwood, McMechen, and Glen Dale. He was a member and past president of the Marshall County Bar Association, a member of the West Virginia Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the West Virginia State Bar, the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Probate Law Committee.

He was former Chairman of the West Virginia Probation and Parole and a license radio amateur being a charter member and former director of the Triple State Radio Amateur Club and the Marshall County Radio Emergency Service.

He was retired from the Navy after 20 years of service and was a former commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Surface Battalion 5-10 and commissioned as a commander in 1949. He also was commissioned as an ensign in Communications Volunteer Naval Reserve. He commissioned the Naval Reserve and Marlene Corps Marine Corps Training Center in Wheeling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia B. Evans in 1983. Surviving are his wife, Addressing to Augusta Lyell Hoge Evans; a son, Laurence Myers Evans, II of Roanoke, Virginia; a daughter, Katharine Johns Koffey of Huntington, WV; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes, Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dennis H. Ackerson officiating. Interment in Oak Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Fort Ridge Road, Marshall County, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline Street or Oglebay Institute Towngate Theater, 2118 Market Street, Wheeling, WV.

Source: Obituary in "The Intelligencer", Wheeling, WV, March 5-6, 1997 page 2. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.

"Moundsville Daily Echo"
March 4, 1999

Warren “Nick” Evans, 87, of Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, formerly of Fork Ridge, Moundsville, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Wheeling Medical Park. Born Saturday, April 8, 1911, in Marshall County. He was a retired employee of the former Triangle Conduit Company, a self-employed farmer, and a Protestant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orloff and Rachel Simmons Evans; five brothers, Paul, Bruce, Claude, Roy and Myrle Evans; two sisters, Pearl Jefferson, Delphie Furbee.

Surviving are his wife, Elsie McClintock Evans; a son, Lloyd R. (Hester) Evans of Wheeling; a brother, Elmer Evans of Canton; two grandchildren, Genelda White of Moundsville, Kevin Evans of Memphis, TN; two great-grandsons, Brian and Marshall White, both of Moundsville, several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, 9 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM at Grisell Funeral Home, with James Bickerton officiating. Interment follows in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Marshall County Unit, 805 5th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.

Copied from the Grisell Funeral Home Website

Everett, Wilbur H. - March 15th, 2005

Everett, Wilbur H., age 49 of Sun Valley, Glen Dale, Wva died Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at home.

He was born February 4, 1956 in Wardensville, Wva, the son of the late Wilbur H. and Eileen Sisler Everett.

He was an employee with Bayer Corporation and a Methodist by faith. Wilbur enjoyed playing golf, fishing, working on cars and Nascar.

His greatest honor was being a loving, loyal and devoted father. He was kind hearted, loyal and always willing to help his friends and neighbors.

Survivors include his two loving daughters, Alicia Everett of Glen Dale and Amy Everett of Beckley, Wva, two sisters, Margaret Daugherty of Moundsville and Jane Hale of New Martinsville, several nieces and nephews, Jenny Smith and Pat Daugherty, both of Moundsville and Cole Hale, Kara Hale and Kyle Hale, all of New Martinsville and numerous friends and co-workers.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11am with Rev. Dr. William Calhoun officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Marshall County Animal Shelter, RD#5, Box 210, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.

Obituary, Death Notice, Information are LUCILLE C. MURPHY EWING

Ewing, Lucille C. Murphy, 88, of Pine Hill Road, Wheeling, West Virginia, died Friday, February 27, 1998, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. (She was born September 22, 1909.) Mrs. Ewing was a member of the Allen Grove Presbyterian Church, Sherrard, WV. She was a 50 year member of Marshall County Extension Homemakers. She was preceded in death by her husband, William B., in 1985; a daughter, Martha Louise Gardner; her parents, Harry and Martha Dunlap Murphy; two brothers, Leo and Jay Murphy; a sister, Virginia Wirzburger. Surviving are a son, William L. of Wheeling, WV; a daughter, Mrs. Ben (Phylli) Gatts of Wheeling, WV; a brother, Harry P. Murphy of Moundsville, WV; two sisters, Jo Wellman and Hazel Carmichael, both of Moundsville; three grandchildren, Robert Gardner of Wheeling; Cassie Watson of Ripley, WV; and Sandy McAfee of Wheeling; four great grandchildren, Carrie McCort of Columbus (Ohio) Nikki Gardner of Lexington, Ohio; David Henson and Zachary Gardner, both of Wheeling; a great great grandson, Dustin Henson of Wheeling. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes, Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV. Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday (March 3, 1998) with the Rev. Sue Tomlinson officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, WV.

Source: Obituary, Death Notice in "Wheeling News-Register", Wheeling, WV, Sunday, March 1, 1998 page 4-5. Memorial card from Altmeyer Funeral Home. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.

News-Register – Wheeling, W.Va. January 13, 2004

EYLER, Donna Howard, 55, of Proctor, W.Va., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

She was born November 26, 1948 in Green(sic) County, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph and Irma Bowers Kilgore.

She was a member of the Limestone Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Brandon; a brother, Charles; and a sister, Patricia.

Surviving are husband, Robert Eyler Sr. of Proctor; a daughter, Mrs. James Paula Esposito of Lower Burrell, Pa.; two sons, Mark (Kim) Howard and Trevor Howard and his fiancé, Erin Coffield, all of Moundsville, W.Va.; two stepsons, Robert Jr. (Janet) Eyler of St. Clair Shores, Mich. and William (Dana) Eyler of Burgettstown, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Michelle (Bryan) Morris of Mantua, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second St., Moundsville from 7-9 Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Bonnie Bell officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Wind Ridge, Pa.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.