Marshall County Obituaries
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ABSALOM TITUS FAIR

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va.

November 10, 1938

Absalom Titus Fair, 95 years old, passed away at his home in New Martinsville, W.Va., on Nov. 7, 1938. Mr. Fair was one of the most prominent businessmen in Wetzel County. He was born near Glen Easton, Marshall Co, W.Va., on May 8, 1848, a son of Conrad and Rebecca Kernes Fair. He was united in marriage to Louise Rogers and to their union four sons were born: Joseph Fair, Reader, W.Va.; William Fair, dec’d.; Conrad O. Fair, New Martinsville; and Friend Fair, Buffalo, NY. Mrs. Fair died in 1921. Two half-brothers, David A. Fair of Adaline, W.Va. and Grant Fair of Bethany, W.Va., also survive, along with 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-greatchild. Interment was in Williams Cemetery in New Martinsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


HAZEN FAIR

March 21, 1984

Funeral arrangements are incomplete for HAZEN H. FAIR, 86, of Moundsville, former Marshall County sheriff and West Virginia Department of Public Safety superintendent, who died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale.

Fair served as sheriff from 1941 to 1944 and was public safety superintendent under former Gov. Cecil Underwood from 1957 to 1960.

He was self-employed in the trucking business for 20 years and a member of the Sheperd Methodist Church, Adaline, W.Va.

A resident of Waynesburg Pike, he was born in Adaline, Oct. 31, 1897, son of the late David A. and Florence Mason Fair.

He was a 50 year member of Marshall Union Lodge 8, AF&AM, the Scottish Rite bodies of Wheeling and Moundsville Lodge 282 BPO Elks, past president of the Moundsville Kiwanis Club, a member of Little Prince Lodge 79 Knights of Pythias and was an honorary Kentucky Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Rafferty Fair in 1943; two granddaughters, Sandra S. and Linda Kay Simmons; four brothers; two sisters. Surviving are his wife, Martha Jones Fair; a daughter, Mrs. Harry L. (Sabasteen) Simmons of Alice, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Arrangements are incomplete.

From Tri-County Researcher, 1986

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Obituary, Information on NELLIE M. CIRCLE McCONAUGHEY FAIR

Former Guest Home Owner Dies at 101

Nellie M. Circle McConaughey Fair, resident of 102 Pennsylvania Avenue, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia, died Wednesday (September 23, 1992) in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV, at the age of 101.

She was born October 4, 1891, in Springfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Lorton Circle.

Fair was a former co owner of the former McConaughey Guest Home, Cameron, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Cameron, a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lorriane to Chapter No. 9 in Cameron, a member of the Marshall County Farm Bureau, and a member of the American Legion Post No. 18 Auxiliary in Cameron.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles McConaughey, in 1957; her second husband, Roscoe Fair, in 1973; a daughter, Anna K. Fish, in 1988; three brothers, a sister. Surviving are a son, John C. McConaughey, with whom she resided; a stepson, Gibson Fair of Toledo, Ohio; four step daughters, Jean Chambers of Cameron; Melissa Taylor of Tambridge, Ohio; Florence Hudson of Ashtabula, Ohio; and Ruth Stern of Springfield, Virginia; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; 10 step great grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes, Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department or the Cameron Volunteer Emergency Squad.

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1992 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


VINCENT FALLOVA

Fallova, Vincent, 85, of Boggs Run Road, Benwood, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was retired from Wheelling-Pittsburgh Steel, Benwood plant, was member of St. John Catholic Church, Benwood, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincenzo and Virginia Cappricho Fallova; three brothers; a sister. Surviving are a brother, Mike A. Fallova of Benwood, with whom he resided; six sisters, Mary Parravani, Carmella Petrone and Margaret Gongola and her husband, Marion all of Benwood, Maggie Cannerella of Warwood, Lena Malolepszy of McMechen; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews. Friends received 7-9 pm today and 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall st., McMechen. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10am Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church, Benwood. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling Vigil services will be held at 7:30 pm. Tuesday, American Legion Blake Brothers Post 46 will hold services at 8 pm. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Garibaldi Lodge, 707 Main St. Benwood, W.V. 26031.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Wheeling News-Register, Oct. 17, 1977

MRS MARTHA FANKHAUSER DIED SATURDAY

Mrs. Martha F. Howard Fankhauser, 86, of 1514 Marshall Lane, Glendale, died Saturday at University Hospital in Morgantown. She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Lotus Chapter, No. 477 of Toledo, Ohio, and a Protestant by faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Fankhauser, in 1957 and one sister and three brothers. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Chloe Armbrecht of Stockton, Calif., Mrs. Edward (Odessa) Hanson of Santa Maria, Calif. and Mrs. William (Anna) Phillips of Glendale; two brothers, Archer Howard of Glendale and Edwin B. Howard of Charleston, W. Va. Friends will be received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger street, Elm Grove, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 10 a.m. by Rev. Gary L. Stackpole. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Submitted by Gary Timmons.


DAVID MICHAEL "MIKE" FAULKINER

Mike Faulkiner, 60, Russell, KS, died January 15, 2008 at Hays Regional Medical Center, following a valiant 10-month battle against pancreatic cancer. He was born in Glen Dale, WV, March 27, 1947 to Howard Faulkiner (d. 2004) and Dorothy Faulkiner Evans.

During his lifetime, Mike dared to dream and worked hard to achieve his goals. Football was his career choice; golf was his passion. He was fortunate to have reached the pinnacle in both, receiving a Super Bowl ring and scoring a hole-in-one.

At a young age Mike set his sights on becoming a football coach. He graduated in 1965 from Cameron High School, Cameron, WV where he excelled in sports. He attended West Virginia Tech University on a football scholarship, playing quarterback and defensive safety. Following graduation, he sold life insurance briefly before going on to teach and coach at his high school alma mater; Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville, GA; and Walton High School, Walton, WV.

After reading a Sports Illustrated interview with Washington Redskins' Coach George Allen in 1974, Mike wrote a letter asking Coach Allen to let him come to work for him. Several hundred other aspiring coaches did the same, but Mike was chosen as the first in what began an internship program that developed several NFL professionals.

Mike stayed with the Redskins for five years before joining the New York Giants as Assistant to Head Coach Ray Perkins. Mike then became head coach of a semi-pro team in Charlotte, NC. When it folded, Mike went to Eastern Illinois University as Offensive Coordinator; and then to the CFL's Montreal Concordes in the same capacity. During his NFL career, Mike coached defensive backs, quarterbacks and linebackers for the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns.

In 1992, Mike returned to scouting, joining the San Francisco 49ers and moving within his territory to Austin, TX. Among his new priorities was golf which he had taken up a few months earlier. In Austin, he met his future wife, Laura, at Balcones Country Club where they both were members; and where Mike scored a hole-in-one on the Par 3, #15 a few months later. During that time, Mike also became skilled at making golf clubs, which was one of his favorite hobbies. He was also a voracious reader. Golf was his favorite subject, though he was interested in most non-fiction works.

Mike and Laura became best friends, travel mates and golfing partners. They married in Austin on February 15, 1996 and built a home at Horseshoe Bay Resort in the Texas Hill Country. In 2002, they moved to Laura's hometown of Russell, KS to be near family and lifelong friends. A favorite past-time was boating on nearby Wilson Lake where Mike learned to water ski at age 56. Despite the toll cancer had already taken, he was able to take his last ski ride in August 2007.

Mike and Laura were able to enjoy frequent travel throughout the U.S. until early November. Highlights were visiting the Texas Big Bend country; playing the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links; and taking grand- nephew Jace to Branson, MO, on his first-ever vacation. Trips to Mike's beloved New Mexico and Colorado Rocky Mountains also lifted his spirits throughout his illness.

One of Mike's most prized possessions was his 1994 Super Bowl ring, which he earned while scouting for the 5-time World Champion San Francisco 49ers. He left the 49ers in 1998 to become a Regional Scout for the Seattle Seahawks. In 2000, he returned to the Washington Redskins as Personnel Director. Due to coaching changes, Mike followed that position with a stint at the New Orleans Saints before returning to the Washington Redskins scouting department in 2005, where he remained employed until his death.

All these experiences enabled Mike to form countless friendships across the country. During his illness, virtually every one found ways to communicate their concern, respect and admiration to Mike. No greater tribute would be possible, so at Mike's request, there will be no formal memorial service at this time. Cremation has taken place. However a gathering for family and friends will be held this Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell.

A scholarship fund in Mike's memory has been established to benefit the precious child in his life. Contributions may be sent to: Jace Peerman Education Fund, c/o Sunflower Bank, 740 Main Street, Russell, KS 67665.

Mike is survived by his loving wife, Laura, of the home; his mother, Dorothy Evans of Kearneysville, WV; two sisters: Diane Hicks, Cameron, WV, and Dedrie Faulkiner, Cincinnati, OH; two brothers: Daniel Faulkiner, Cameron, WV, and Andrew Evans, Kearneysville, WV; two sisters-in-law: Barbara Faulkiner, Cameron, WV, and Janet Peerman, Russell, KS; mother-in-law Maxine Shackelford, Russell, KS. Mike will be dearly missed by numerous beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, including Mike's special little buddy Jace Peerman, who will continue to learn about Uncle Mike through the memories of others.

Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. For more information, visit www.pvpmortuary.com.

Submitted by Donna Whipkey Hesse.


DAVID FAULSTICK

FAULSTICK, David Lee, 60, of McMechen, W.Va., died Tuesday, January 2, 2007 in Trinity West Medical Center, Steubenville, Ohio.

He was born October 5, 1946 in Glen Dale, W.Va., a son of the late John Edward and Margaret Thompkins Faulstick.

David was an employee at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Follansbee Plant; a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen; an Army veteran of the Vietnam War; a member of American Legion Blake Brothers Post No. 46, Benwood, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Faulstick; and a sister, Helen Plate.

Surviving are his wife, Janis Sobutka Faulstick; two sons, Thomas D. Faulstick and his wife, Dedra, of Wheeling, W.Va., Chad M. Faulstick of McMechen; one brother, John H. Faulstick and his wife, Crystal, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, Tyler, Laken and Ciera Faulstick.

Friends received 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2007 at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with the Rev. Joseph J. Hayden as celebrant.

Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions can be made to Corpus Christi Grade School, 1512 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.


LYDIA MARGURITE FEIZLI

Source: Tyler County Journal, Middlebourne, W. Va.
October 20, 1921

Lydia Margurite Feizli, wife of Fred Feizli, died at their home in Bridgeway, Tyler County, W. Va., at the age of 51 years five months and 15 days. She was born at Board Tree in Marshall County, W. Va., a daughter of John H. and Mary Johnson. When young, she joined the United Brethren Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, three sisters and two brothers. The funeral services were held at the home and were conducted by Rev. Musgrave. Interment in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Obituary, Death Notice on CHARLES L. FERRELL (Sr.)

Ferrell, Charles L., 79, of R. D. #1, Box 181, West Alexander, Pennsylvania, died Friday (July 24, 1981) in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. (He was born April 10, 1904,) a son of the late John Ferrell and Margaret Ellen Gittings Ferrell. He was a Methodist and a former school bus driver for Ohio County Schools, with over 30 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Madalyn E. Bender Ferrell; two sons, Charles L. Jr. and Gary R., both of West Alexander, PA. Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at at 11:30 a.m. Monday (July 27, 1981). Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV.

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV, Friday, July 24, 1981 and Sunday, July 26, 1981 page 16, Region and Headstone at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Obituary, Information on JOHN FERRELL

JOHN FERRELL DIES TODAY

MIDDLE WHEELING CREEK RESIDENT DIES IN HOSPITAL

John Ferrell, 64, resident of Ladley's Run Road, Middle Wheeling Creek district, died this morning (Tuesday, April 11, 1939) at 1:50 o'clock in the Ohio Valley General Hospital.

Mr. Ferrell suffered a paralytic stroke Sunday afternoon at his home and was removed to the hospital last night.

He was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 16, 1874, a son of Matthew and Mary Ferrell. He moved into Ohio County when a young man and resided on Ladley's Run Road for the past 29 years. Mr. Ferrell attended Dallas M. E. Church.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Ferrell, at home; Glenn Ferrell of Roney's Point; one brother, Harry Ferrell of Ladley's Run Road; and three grandchildren, Lloyd, Eleanor, and Wanda Ferrell. His wife, Margaret Gittings Ferrell, died February 20, 1937.

The body was removed to the Crider (now Kepner) Funeral Home and Wednesday will be taken back to the late residents.

Brief rites will be conducted at the home Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Additional services will be held at 2 o' clock in Dallas M. E. Church. Rev. C. S. DeBarr, pastor of the church, will officiating. Interment is to follow in the Dallas Cemetery (Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV).

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV, Tuesday, April 11, 1939. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Obituary, Information on LILLIE FRANCIS HUGHES FERRELL

Ferrell, Lillie Francis Hughes 89, of R.D. #1, Valley Grove, WV died Saturday, November 8, 1996 in Forest Hills Retirement Center, St. Clairsville, Ohio. (She was born October 14, 1907.) She was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Ferrell in 1989; her parents, John and Mary White Hughes; a grandson, Jimmy in 1979; two brothers; and four sisters. Surviving are three sons, Roy Ferrell of Valley Grove; Paul Ferrell of Wheeling and James Ferrell of St. Clairsville, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. John (Helen) Lucas of Valley Grove; a brother, Charles Hughes of West Finley, Pennsylvania; a sister, Mary Hartley of Claysville, PA. Friends received noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (November 11, 1996) with the Rev. Robert Speer officiating. Interment at West Alexander Cemetery, West Alexander, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Roney's Point United Presbyterian Church, R.D. #1, Triadelphia, WV.

Source: Obituary in The Intelligencer, Wheeling, WV, Saturday, 9 November 1996 page 2 and Memorial Card from Kepner Funeral Home. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Obituary, Information on MARGARET ELLEN GITTINGS FERRELL

DEATH CLAIMS MRS. FERRELL

MARGARET ELLEN GITTINGS FERRELL DIES AT COUNTRY HOME EARLY TODAY

LIFE RESIDENT OF DISTRICT ILL ONE WEEK; FUNERAL MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Margaret Ellen Gittings Ferrell, 62, wife of John Ferrell and life resident of this vicinity, died this morning (February 20, 1937) at 1:10 o'clock at her home on Ladley's Run Road, Middle Wheeling Creek district, after an illness of one week.

Mrs. Ferrell was born near Dallas, Marshall County, West Virginia, August 8, 1874, a daughter of John Gittings (Dec. 9, 1853-Jan. 20, 1944) and the late Sarah Marquis Gittings (Feb. 5, 1848-Jan. 29, 1925). She was a member of the Dallas M. E. Church.

Surviving are her husband, John Ferrell; two sons, Charles Ferrell, at home; Glenn Ferrell of Roney's Point; her father, John Gittings of Marshall County, WV; two sisters, Miss Alice Gittings of Marshall County; and Mrs. Thomas Richey of Hundred (Wetzel County), WV; two brothers, Burns and James Gittings of Marshall County; three grandchildren, Lloyd, Wanda, and Eleanor Ferrell.

The body, now at the Crider (now Kepner) Funeral Home, Elm Grove, will be returned to the family residence Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o' clock in Dallas M. E. Church. Rev. C. S. DeBarr, pastor, will be in charge. Interment will be in Dallas Cemetery (Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV).

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV, Saturday, Feb. 20, 1937, and headstone at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Wheeling News-Register, Wednesday, October 9, 1968. FIKE, Louisa Chambers, 95, of Morristown, O., formerly of Moundsville, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Morristown. She was born Nov. 24, 1872, at New Matamoras, O., daughter of William H. and Mary Kimple Frey. She operated the Brinkmire Studio in Moundsville for many years and was a member of the Daughters of America. Surviving is one brother, Edward, of Moundsville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends received at Grisell's Funeral Home, Moundsville, after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Services there Friday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Charles J. Charles officiating. Internment in Mount Rose cemetery.

Submitted by Terry Terrill.


GEORGE W. FISH

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Friday, February 20, 1920

George W. Fish died in Wadsworth, Nevada on January 18, 1920. Mr. Fish leaves two sons and five daughters, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was born in Marshall County, (West) Virginia on November 3, 1838 and went West in 1889. He lived for many years in Colorado, but spent the last five years in California. Recently he went to Wadsworth, Nevada, to live with his son, Charles A. Fish, where he died. Mr. Fish visited his Marshall County friends several years ago.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


THOMAS B. FISH

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
August 17, 1906

Thomas B. Fish, age 43, of Moundsville, West Virginia, has died. He was born at Bowman, not far from Rosby’s Rock, where he spent his boyhood days. He resided at Buffalo, West Virginia, for a number of years. He leaves a wife and nine children, five sons and four daughters, also his father, mother, four sisters and four brothers. His death is the first in the family in 35 years. Funeral services were held at the residence. Interment was in the Mt. Rose Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


THOMAS EDWARD FISH

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

Thomas Edward Fish, age 65, retired farmer of Calis, West Virginia, died recently at his home. Mr. Fish was born in Marshall County, West Virginia on February 13, 1874, the son of James and Jane Ritchey Fish. He had lived in the Calis vicinity, 12 miles east of Cameron, throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Hannah Fish, and 14 children: [13 listed] Robert, Leonard, Lloyd, Harry, Fred, Merl, Herbert, Mildred and Edith, at home; and Mrs. Leo Lemmons of Cameron; Mrs. Leotha Crago of New Cumberland; Albert Fish of Calis; and Miss Rena Fish of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, James Fish of Columbus and Frank Fish of Wheeling. The body was teen to the C. G. Fish Funeral Home in Cameron and will be returned to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Leo Lemmons, of Cameron. Services will be held at the Mt. Hope Church in Cameron. Interment will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Note: Thomas Edward Fish died in 1939.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


News-Register - Wheeling, W.Va. - Tuesday, December 2, 2003

FISHER, Alice, 90, of Proctor, W.Va., died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003 at home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; and her grandson Buster Lee.

She worked and retired from U.S. Divers in Santa Ana, Calif.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Cecelia and Sgt. Dennis Jackson, with whom she resided in Proctor; a son and daughter-in-law, Gorden and Pat Sherman of Embudo, N.M.; a sister, Marj Letts of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, Kathy, Michael, David, Marytheresa and Melvin; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She has donated her body to the West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Obituary, Death Notice, information on ELOISE HINTER MAXWELL FISHER

Fisher, Eloise Hunter Maxwell, 73, of Bakersfield, California, formerly of Roney's Point (Triadelphia, West Virginia) died Wednesday (January 6, 1993) at home. She was born June 19, 1919 at Sand Hill, Marshall County, WV. Mrs. Fisher was a former employee of L. S. Good Co., Wheeling, WV. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bakersfield and a former member and custodian of Roney's Point United Presbyterian Church, Triadelphia, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. Fisher on April 23, 1985; her parents, Charles A. and Nellie B. Hunter Maxwell; two brothers, William G. and Robert E. Maxwell; a sister Mrs. Howard L. (Geneva) Nixon; a grandson. Surviving are a son, Kevin M. Fisher of Bakersfield; a daughter Lou Ann Fisher of Bakersfield; a brother, Orville W. Maxwell of West Liberty; two sisters, Mrs. Wildon A. (Norma) Dague of Roney's Point; and Mrs. Arthur R. (Zelma) Nixon of Valley Grove; a grandson, Justin Fisher of High Point, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family Tuesday at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV with the Rev. Howard S. Smith officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roney's Point United Presbyterian Church memorial fund, R. D. #1, Box 340, Triadelphia, WV 26059. Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV.

Source: Obituary, Death Notice in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV Jan. 10, 1993 page 2. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, September 24, 1906

DEATH OF J. L. FISHER

James Lindsey Fisher of 109 Ash avenue, passed away at his home Sunday at 4:30 a. m., death being due to a complication of disease.

The deceased was 49 years of age and was born in Greene county, Pa., where he spent the greater part of his life. He has been a resident of Moundsville for the last five years, and in that time gained the love and respect of all who knew him.

Although he had been confined to his bed for twelve weeks and suffered much, still he never murmured or complained. He had lived a good life and his passing away was a gain to him but it leaves an aching place in the hearts of his wife and children. As a business man he was a hustler and was very successful in everything he undertook. He was interested in oil, gas, gold mining and life insurance.

The deceased was married to Rachel Jane Riggs, March 31, 1885. Eight children blessed this union, all of whom are living, Sherman, Charles, Ethel, Ocie, Russel, Olive, Marie and Bertha. He also leaves five brothers and three sisters to mourn his death.

Funeral service will be held at Calvary M. E. church Tuesday, at 3 p. m. The remains will be interred at Mt. Rose cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


MARY FISHER

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
March 11, 1892

Mrs. Mary Fisher died Friday morning of cancer of the stomach, aged 69 years. Interment was at Roberts Ridge on Sunday.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Obituary, Death Notice, Information on RICHARD RAYMOND "DICK" FISHER

Fisher, Richard Raymond, 67, of Dallas Pike, near Triadelphia, West Virginia, died Tuesday, April 23, 1985 at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. (He was born Dec. 20, 1917.) Mr. Fisher was a retired employee of John Dieckmann & Son's Florist and the Wheeling Park Commission. He was a member of Roney's Point United Presbyterian Church, Triadelphia, WV. He was preceded in death by a brother. Surviving are his wife, Eloise H. Maxwell Fisher (June 19, 1919-Jan. 6, 1993); a son, Kevin M. Fisher of Cleveland, Ohio (later California); a daughter, Lou Ann Fisher of Orange, California; a brother, Eugene R. of Wheeling, WV; two grandchildren. Friends will be received at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held there at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Paul E. Bench officiating. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV.

SPECIAL NOTE: The microfiche copy of this obituary article was extremely difficult to read.

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV, Wednesday, Apr. 24, 1985 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague, great nephew.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


ELIZABETH FITZSIMMONS

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

Elizabeth Fitzsimmons died May 14, 1893 at her home on Clark Ridge, near Fanlight in Wetzel County, W. Va. Her husband died May 11, 1893. Mrs. Fitzsimmons was born in Washington County, Pa., in 1825. She came with her parents to Greene Co, Pa., and later to Marshall County, W. Va. She was 16 years on crutches. Mrs. Fitzsimmons maiden name was Cooey. She and her husband married July 4, 18--, and had six children, three boys and three girls.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


JAMES A. FITZSIMMONS

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
September 15, 1932

James A. Fitzsimmons, a well known resident of this county, passed away at his home in Proctor District last Wednesday at the age of 82 years. Mr. Fitzsimmons was born near Moundsville, Marshall County, (West) Virginia on April 23, 1850, and was a son of Patrick and Amelia (Scott) Fitzsimmons. When he was a boy, the family moved to a farm near the head of Doolin Creek, where Mr. Fitzsimmons grew to manhood. Most of his adult life was spent in Proctor, where he was engaged in the livery and feed business for a long time. He was united in marriage with Isabelle Burton on December 16, 1875, and to their union the following children were born: Mrs. E. R. Ellks of Hastings, W. Va.; Burton Fitzsimmons of Pampas, Texas; Mrs. Nana Burckley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Hughey and Luke Fitzsimmons, both of Cleveland, Ohio; William McD., Bruce and Vinton, all of Proctor; and James Lee, who preceded his father in death. His wife preceded him in death a few months ago. Mr. Fitzsimmons had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since early manhood. Funeral services were held at his late home on Friday, September 9th, in charge of Rev. W. W. Beckley of the Proctor M. E. Church. Burial was made in the Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


PATRICK FITZSIMMONS

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

Patrick Fitzsimmons died May 11, 1893 on Clark Ridge near Fanlight, Wetzel County, W. Va. He was born in Ireland in 1822 and came at the age of one year with his parents to America to Ohio County, VA and they later moved to Marshall County, (West) Virginia. He was twice married, 1st to Amelia Scott on May 11, 1848. To this union four children were born, three of whom are living. Mr. Fitzsimmons came to Wetzel County in the spring of 1868. His 2nd wife was Elizabeth Cooey. She was born in Greene County, Pa., on March 18, 1825. They married July 4, 18- and had six children, three boys and three girls.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


FITZSIMMONS, Richard Joseph, 86, of Irish Ridge, Cameron W.Va., died Sunday, July 8, 2007, in Wheeling Hospital.

Born in Marshall County on January 1, 1921, Richard was the son of the late Richard and Alice Scott Fitzsimmons.

He was Presbyterian by faith; and was a self employed Daily Farmer

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Garnet R. Mason Fitzsimmons in 1996.

Surviving are one daughter, Rickee Strope and her husband, Gary, of Cameron; one son, Mark Fitzsimmons and his wife, Debbie, of Cameron; one sister, Ruth Burkey and her husband, Chester, of Moundsville, W.Va.,; five grandchildren, Anthony Strope and his wife, Michele, of Moundsville, Josh Strope and his wife, Vicki, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Kylea Strope of Moundsville, Tracy Fitzsimmons of Charleston W.Va., and Katie Fitzsimmons of Fairmont W.Va.; five great grandchildren, Kelsey, Michael, Nicholas, Alyssa and Holly Strope.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapel 118 Grant Ave. Moundsville WV, on Tueday, July 10, 2007, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Interment will follow in Wolf Run Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family asks that memorial contributions be sent to Wolf Run Presbyterian Chuch c/o Kandy Dunn RD 4, Cameron WV 26033.

Submitted by Donna Hesse.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, December 11, 2001

ROBERT FLETCHER DIED TUESDAY

Robert C. Fletcher, 62, of RD 3, Cameron, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, in Crestview Rehabilitation Center, St. Clairsville, OH. He was born July 10, 1939, in Greene County, PA, a son of the late Edward and Leah Mae McCammon Fletcher. He was a Protestant by faith and an employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways at the Cameron Station.

Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Magers Norris Fletcher; three stepsons, Thomas E. Norris (Louise) of Wheeling, Charles E. Norris (Sandra) of Proctor, and Edward M. Norris (Linda) of Moundsville; nine step grandchildren; 14 step great?grandchildren; a step great?great?grandchild.

Friends received 2?4 and 6?8 p.m. Thursday at Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Jack Gray officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


WILLIE FLETCHER

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
February 26, 1931

Willie Fletcher died February 6, 1931. He was born near Cameron, Marshall County, W. Va., on September 30, 1899 and was 31 years five months and six days of age. He spent his entire life in this vicinity. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Fletcher, four brothers and four sisters: Irwin L. of Farmington, W. Va.; Guy of Wheeling; George and Harry, at home; Mrs. Jessie Morgan, Mrs. Nora McCracken, Mrs. Ella Chambers and Mrs. Clara Ward, all of near Cameron. He also leaves his aged grandfather, Mr. J. C. Lough. Burial in the Highland Cemetery at Cameron.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Wheeling Intelligencer - 26 May 2007

Mary L. Fonner

FONNER, Mary Lou Carroll, of Dallas, W.Va., died Thursday, May 24, 2007, in her son’s home.

She was born January 22, 1934, in West Finley, Pa., a daughter of John Carroll Sr. and Margaret “Peg” Horr Carroll.

She was a member of Dallas United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Fonner was a 1953 graduate of West Alexander High School and was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Dallas Lions Club, Dallas Senior Citizens, Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 656, West Alexander, and the Bunko Club.

Mrs. Fonner enjoyed spending time with her family, auctions, and talking with her many friends.

Her husband, Norman Fonner, died August 30, 1995.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry (Laura) Fonner of Dallas, and Terry (Cheryl) Fonner of Carmichaels, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Peggy Ann) Whiteley, of Belmont, Ohio; a brother, John (Emily) Carroll of Cleveland, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to her husband and parents are a brother, Jim Carroll; twin children who died as newborns; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, 101 Main St., West Alexander, where services will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ted Boggs officiating.

Interment in Mount View Cemetery, Dallas.


Lee M. Fordyce

Waynesburg, November 30, Lee M. Fordyce, 82, of Cameron W.Va., died at 12:40 pm [November 30, 1944] in the home of Albert Staley, Mt. Carmel Ridge, Springhill Twp. He had been ill three weeks.

Mr. Fordyce, a son of Newton and Sara Miller Fordyce was born June 1, 1862 in Springhill Twp. He spent 30 years in Central America as an employee of American Fruit Company, and for the last 17 years lived with a half brother, Lloyd Strope, at Cameron, who survives with several nephews and nieces.

Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Springhill Twp., Reverend Ernest C. Hall, of Aleppo. Ralph Scott Funeral Director.

Submitted by Joan Moore Bell.


Foster infant dies; funeral Wednesday

James Randall Foster, infant son of Hubert and Norma Ott Foster of eastern Fourth street, died this Monday morning at four o’clock at the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Foster on Moundsville R.D. 3.

The baby was born Aug. 30, 1949, in GlenDale hospital, and leaves behind his parents and paternal grandparents, a brother, Harley, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ott of eastern Fourth street.

The body was removed to the Lutes funeral homes, where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock. W.H. Neill of the Church of Christ will officiate and interment will be in Fairview cemetery.

"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Monday, 13 February 1950

Submitted by Carla Quigley Stone.


NANCY ELIZABETH GORBY FOUNDS

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
October 1, 1936

Nancy Elizabeth Gorby Founds, widow of David Bonar Founds, passed away at her home at Hannibal, Ohio. A daughter of Ezekiel and Mary Porter Gorby, she was born at Rosby’s Rock, Marshall County, (West) Virginia on August 10, 1849 and had spent her early life in that section. She was married to David Bonar Founds on January 16, 1873 by Rev. D. Cool. Mr. Founds preceded her in death in 1931. To their union seven children were born: Clarence M.; Clyde O.; Gertrude; Myrtle A.; William G.; Charles R.; and Virginia Pearl. Mrs. Founds was a member of the Bowman M. E. Church, but later transferred her membership to the Simpson Chapel in Tyler County. In 1915, her membership was transferred to the M. E. Church at Hannibal, Ohio. Besides her husband, two daughters and one son preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons, C. M. and C. R., both of Hannibal, [only lists two sons] and one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Kasserman of New Martinsville. One brother, E. G. Gorby of Rosby’s Rock and six grandsons and four granddaughters also survive. Funeral services were held at her late home in Hannibal in charge of Rev. Link. Interment was in the Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


STELLA FOX

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
Friday, April 1, 1898

Stella Fox, a young lady who formerly resided here, died recently at Benwood, Marshall County, W. Va. Miss Fox was a sister of Mrs. John Bridgeman.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Obituary, Information on CECIL HAROLD FRANCIS

Francis, Cecil H., 88, of Sand Hill, WV (R.D. #3, Wheeling, WV) died Tuesday, October 29, 1996, at home. (He was born on June 18, 1908.) He was a retired farmer and a member of the Sand Hill United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ollie Winters Francis; a brother, Earl. Surviving are his wife, Janie R. Wilson Francis; two sons, Richard H. of Limestone; Donald R. of Sand Hill; three daughters Mrs. Larry (Ruth Ann) Albert and Doris Cowan of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Grace E. Francis of Tampa, Florida; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. (November 1, 1996) with the Rev. Jay VanReenen and the Rev. Raymond A. Klages officiating. Interment at Halcyon Hills Memorial Garden, Sherrard, WV.

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996 page 2 and Memorial Card from Kepner Funeral Home. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Obituary, Death Notice on EMMITT K. FRANCIS

Francis, Emmitt K., 70, of Moundsville, West Virginia, died Saturday, August 30, 1997, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. (He was born January 5, 1927 at Glen Dale, Marshall County, WV.) Mr. Francis was retired from Bayer Chemical Co., a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church, an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a 4-H Leader for 19 years, 4-H All Star and Co founder of the 4-H Market Lamb Program; he was on the Marshall County Board of Senior Citizens, president of the Pleasant Valley Lions Club; trustee of the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department; trustee for Limestone Committee Society; secretary treasurer for Marshall County Farm Bureau; director and member of the Marshall County Farm Market; and Benedum Washington Grant Program, Farm Market. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Birdie Louise Kupfer Francis; four brothers; a sister. Surviving are his wife, Beverly Jane Lilley Francis; two sons, David E. and Kevin E., both of Moundsville; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Vicki) Higginbotham of Glen Dale, WV; a brother, Irvin E. of Moundsville; eight grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Luntz, Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Sue Tomlinson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Limestone Presbyterian Church or Limestone Fire Department Fire Truck Fund.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Death Notice in the newspaper contained a photograph of Mr. Francis.

Source: Special joint addition of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV, Monday, September 1, 1997, page 2 and Ohio County Record of Death, Wheeling, WV. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


HESTER FRANCIS

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
April 22, 1904

Hester Francis died April 17, 1904 at Limestone, West Virginia. She was born July 3, 1839 and was 20 days short of being 65 years old. She was a member of the Christian Church at Beeler’s Station. Mr. Francis and ten children mourn their loss. Burial was made in the Limestone Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Sadie Frank

FRANK, Sadie, 100, of Fifth Street, Moundsville, W.Va., formerly of McMechen, Benwood and Glen Dale, W.Va., died Wednesday, January 3, 2007 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

She was born December 23, 1906 in Ravenswood, W.Va., the daughter of the late Daniel H. and Molly Grant Brannen.

She was a member of First Church of God, McMechen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Frank; a brother, Orval Brannen; two sisters, Mae Matazinski and Audis Taylor; and a son-in-law, James Clark.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Clark of Glen Dale; and several nieces and nephews including, John W. Millhouse of Glen Dale.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 5-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.

Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, W.Va.


BUENAGENE FRANKLIN

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

Buenagene Franklin, age 78, of Lynn Camp, Glen Easton, W.Va., died Sept. 2, 1977. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Moundsville, W.Va., and a retired employee of Gimbel’s Department Store in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Franklin, in 1969. Surviving are a son, David, of Lynn Camp; and three grandchildren. Friends received at the Lutes Funeral Home in Moundsville. Interment was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


EDNA FRESHWATER Obituary
Moundsville Daily Echo
December 19, 1998

Edna M. Freshwater, 86, of Follansbee, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in Weirton Medical Center. She was a member of the (Cross Creek) Tent Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Freshwater; a son, Harry Freshwater; her parents, Harry and Grace Machling Hall; a brother.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas and Richard, both of Follansbee; a sister, Jean Irwin of Eldersville, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received 2-9 P.M. Tuesday at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St., Follansbee, where funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday. Interment in the Tent Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Colliers.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Wheeling Intelligencer, Wednesday, March 18, 1989

FREY, Alice, 71, of 812 First St., Moundsville, died Tuesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence "Red", in 1973. Surviving are a son, Lawrence M. of Moundsville; two grandsons, Michael and Patrick, both of Moundsville; two granddaughters, Mrs. Kevin (Lisa) Burger of Morgantown and Lori Frey of Moundsville; a great-grandson. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Internment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

Submitted by Terry Terrill.


The Wheeling Intelligencer, Monday, July 5, 1971

FREY, Cora Belle, 82, 602 Second St., Moundsville, died Friday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born May 10, 1889, at Waverly, W.Va., daughter of James and Eliza Wiley Elliott. She was a member of the Nazarene Church. Her husband, John F., preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, John, Wheeling; Joseph, Fork Ridge; five daughters, Mrs. Rose Pelley, Mrs. Mary Welling, Mrs. Edith Aivalotis all of Moundsville, Mrs. Eleanor Kandra, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Hazel Druschel, Wheeling; thirty-one grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Kirby Funeral Home, Moundsville, Sunday 2-4, 7-9p.m. Services there Monday at 2p.m. with the Rev. Cox officiating. In Stone Church Cemetery, Wheeling.

Note: Her parents were actually James Freshwater and Eliza Ann Elliott.

Submitted by Terry Terrill.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Saturday, January 3, 1948

FRED FREY, 77, BUILDER of CITY SIDEWALKS, DIES

Fred Frey, 77, veteran contractor who laid many of Moundsville's sidewalks over the past half century and was actively engaged in the building trade here for many years, died at 5:45 o'clock Friday evening at Glendale hospital where he was admitted Thursday after suffering a stroke.

He was born June 15, 1870, at Wegee, Ohio, a son of William H. and Mary L. Kimple Frey, but had been a resident of Moundsville since childhood. His home was at 111 Baker avenue.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora B. Frey of Moundsville; six daughters, Mrs. Rose Pelley, Mrs. Edith Aivalotis and Mrs. Mary Welling, all of Moundsville, Mrs. Beulah Bennett, Wheeling, Mrs. Eleanor Kandra of Detroit and Mrs. Hazel Davis of the home; three sons, Elmer, John and Joseph, all of Moundsville, 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. May Allen, Moundsville and Mrs. Louise Chambers Fike, Barberton,O., and three brothers, Edward of Moundsville and George and Harry of Wheeling.

He was a member of the Baptist church. The body is at the Riggs funeral home.

Submitted by Terry Terrill.


Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday, Novemer 19, 1996

FREY, George H., 76, of 89-16th St., retired Wheeling Electric Co. employee, died Friday at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale. He was born in Wegee, O., May 4, 1884 a son of the late William H. and Mary Kemple Frey, and was a member of the Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Moundsville Knights of Pythias, and a member of the Veterans Association of the Electric Co. His wife Elizabeth Tisdale Frey preceeded him in death in 1945. Surviving are two brothers, Edward C., of Moundsville and Harry E., of Bethlehem; a sister Mrs. Louisa A. Fike of Bellaire; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral Home, 44-15th St. Services there Monday, 2 p.m., followed by internment in the Stone Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Terry Terrill.


Wheeling News-Register, April 29, 1964

Frey, Harrison I., 74, 205 Ridgecrest Road, Bethlehem, died Wednesday at 8:10 a.m. after an extended illness. He was born in Moundsville Jan. 8, 1889, a son of William H. and Mary L. Kimple Frey, and had operated Frey's Electrical Service. Surviving are his wife, Hazel A. Frey; a son, Harrison W. of Wheeling; a brother and sister; Edward Frey of Moundsville and Mrs. Louise Chambers Fike of Bellaire; and three grandchildren. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the McCoy Funeral Home, 44 Fifteenth St. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Terry Terrill.


JOSEPH F. FREY, SR.

Frey, Joseph F., Sr., "Captain", passed away April 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm at Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, WV.

He was born July 15, 1928 in Wheeling, WV, son of the late John Frederick Frey and Cora Belle Elliott Frey.

Joseph was retired from West Virginia Dept. of Corrections, working at the West Virginia Penitentiary; a US Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific and Japan; and a lifetime member of Mound Post #437 VFW in Moundsville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Caldwell Frey; sisters, Rose Pelley, Edith Avialotis, Beulah Bennett, Mary Welling, Eleanor Kandra, and Hazel Terrill; brothers, Elmer Frey and John Frey; grandson, Steven McGill.

Surviving are sons, Joseph (Judy) Frey, Jr. and Harry (Brenda) Frey; daughters, Pattianne (Donald) Parsons and Karen (Brad) Hess, all of Moundsville, WV; one granddaughter, Michelle (Charles) Parker of Fairplain, WV; grandsons, John Frey of McMechen, WV, Matthew Frey of Wooster, Oh and Richard McGill of Fort Meyers, Fl; great-grandsons, Charles Parker, Austin Parker, and John Frey, Jr.; and great- granddaughters, Kiersten Frey and Patricia Frey.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 26, 2013, with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating.

Interment in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Moundsville, with the Moundsville Honor Guard and Patriot Guard Riders providing military honors.

Submitted by Joseph F. Frey Jr.


MARY L. FREY

The Wheeling Register, Thursday, January 26, 1933

OBSEQUIES FRIDAY for MRS. FREY, MOUNDSVILLE

Funeral services have been arranged to take place Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the late home on Tomlinson avenue for Mrs. Mary L. Frey, native of Wheeling, but a resident of Moundsville since 1884, whose death attributed to a recent stroke, occurred late yesterday morning.

The Rev. W.C. Harold of the Moundsville Baptist church, is to officiate, and burial will follow in Mount Rose cemetery.

Mrs. Frey, who was 81, was the widow of W. H. Frey. She leaves six children, Mrs. Louise Chambers, Mrs. May Allen, Fred and Edward, of Moundsville, and George and Harrison, of Wheeling. Three brothers survive, Charles of Shadyside, John of Bellaire, and George of Fairmont. There are eighteen grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Terry Terrill.


THELMA MAE CALDWELL FREY

Frey, Thelma M. Caldwell, 76, of Moundsville, WV, died Saturday, August 19, 2006 in Ohio Valley Medical Center.

She was born June 4, 1930 in Marshall County, WV, a daughter of the late Harry R. and Minnie Hummel Caldwell.

Thelma was a member of life member of the VFW Post #437, Moundsville.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Clark and Pauline Purtiman Blake, two grandsons, Charles F. Frey and Steven W. McGill.

Surviving is her husband of 57 years, Joseph F. Frey Sr., four children, Joseph F. Frey Jr. and his wife Judy, Harry Paul Frey and his companion Brenda Holt, Pattianne Parsons and her husband Donnie, Karen S. Frey and her husband Brad Hess all of Moundsville; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 11:00 am. Tuesday, August 22, 2006. Interment in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Joseph F. Frey Jr.


BLANCHE BURCH FRIEDLY

Source: Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, W.Va., Sep. 12, 1956.

Blanche Burch Friedly, age 78, widow of Godfrey Friedly, died Sept. 11, 1956 at Fairview, Proctor, W.Va. She was born on Burch Ridge on Apr. 8, 1878, daughter of Talbott and Elizabeth Williams Burch, and was a lifelong member of the Fairview Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helena Newman, at home, and Mrs. Twila Wade of Proctor; three sons, J. Chalmer Friedly of Moundsville, W.Va., Talbott and Lowell, both of Baltimore, Md.; and one foster son, Raymond McHenry, at home. Funeral services will be held at the Fairview Christian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


GODFREY FRIEDLY

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va., Thursday, April 16, 1942

Reprint of OLD NEWS 25 YEARS AGO – March 23, 1917

On Saturday, March 17, 1917, Godfrey Friedly, a blacksmith of Fairview, W.Va., fell dead while driving a shoe. Death was due to organic heart disease. He ate breakfast and seemed to be in good health and spirits and went to his work as usual. His nine-year-old son found him lying dead beside the horse. Mr. Friedly was born in Switzerland, near Bern, in 1866 and came to this country in 1890. He was united in marriage to Blanche Burch on Sept. 12, 1900 and to their union five children were born. He was followed to his last resting place at Fairview Cemetery by a large number of sorrowing friends.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


DULCIE M. FRINKLEY

Source: Herald Star, Steubenville, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1985

Dulcie M. Frinkley, age 84, died Jan. 20, 1985. She was a former resident of Moundsville, W.Va. and a member of the Moundsville First Christian Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Patricia) Accettolo of Follansbee, W.Va.; one sister, Elsie Goodrich of Moundsville; and two grandchildren. She was born Aug. 6, 1900 in Marshall County, W.Va., the daughter of the late John and Stella (Parsons) McHenry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, C. Ralph Frinkley, in 1959. Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville. Burial in the Mt. Rose Cemetery, Moundsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


MARY J. FRY

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

Mary J. Fry died at her home on High Street in Cameron, W.Va., at the age of 86 years. “Aunt Mary”, as she was affectionately called by her many friends and acquaintances, had resided in Cameron and vicinity for over 50 years. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Her husband, Abraham Fry, was killed in action in one of the Wilderness battles in 1864. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anna Chambers; and seven grandchildren: William C.; J. Douglas; Harry, Spray and William; Mrs. Laura Mackey and Miss Gay Chambers; and one great-granddaughter, little Mary Jane Fry, all of Cameron; and one sister living in Oregon and John Leonard, of Mason City, Pa., whom she raised from infancy. Many other relatives also reside in this vicinity. Services will be held at her late home and the body will be taken to Big Run where funeral services will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. Fred Anderson. Interment in the Big Run Cemetery. (No death date.)

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


THELMA M. CALDWELL FRY

FREY, Thelma M. Caldwell, 76, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Saturday, August 19, 2006 in Ohio Valley Medical Center.

She was born June 4, 1930 in Marshall County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Harry R. and Minnie Hummel Caldwell.

Thelma was a life member of the VFW Post No. 437, Moundsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Clark and Pauline Purtiman Blake; two grandsons, Charles F. Frey and Steven W. McGill.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Joseph F. Frey, Sr.; four children, Joseph F. Frey, Jr. and his wife, Judy, Harry Paul Frey and his companion, Brenda Holt, Pattianne Parsons and her husband, Donnie, Karen S. Frey and her husband, Brad Hess, all of Moundsville; five grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2006.

Interment in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Joseph F. Frey, Jr..


A.W. FRYE

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

A.W. Frye, age 82, died at his home on Waynesburg Pike, near Cameron, W.Va. Services will be held at the C. G. Fish Funeral Home in Cameron with the Rev. Fred Bishop of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Highland Cemetery. Mr. Frye was born March 5, 1869, a son of the late William and Sara Frye. Surviving are his wife, Hattie Rees Frye; one son, A. Leslie Frye of New York City; a daughter, Mrs. Melvin Jacobs of Fairmont, W.Va.; three sisters, Mrs. E. B. Kinsey of Fairmont, W.Va.; Mrs. Estella Glendenning of Philadelphia, Pa.; and Mrs. M. B. Fish of Holliday’s Cove, Pa. (Died 1951)

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Bertha L. Fullerton

FULLERTON, Bertha L., 81, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Saturday, December 10, 2005 in Wheeling Hospital.

She was born August 18, 1924 in Marshall County, the daughter of the late Leslie Wetzel.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Moundsville, where she had over fifty years of service as a volunteer and a member of the Christian Action Committee. She was also a member of the Pleasure Club for over fifty years.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Frank Fullerton; two sons, David and his wife, Penny, of Glen Dale, W.Va. and son, Craig Fullerton and his wife, Connie, of Moundsville; two sisters, May Kimmer and her husband, Vern, and sister, Mary Maple, all of Bergholtz, Ohio; three grandchildren, Jason Fullerton of Glen Dale, Chad Fullerton and his wife, Nicole, of Glen Dale and Wendy Smith and her husband, Justin, of Washington Pa.; one great grandchild, Jayden Fullerton; two aunts, Mildred Lemons of Moundsville and Sarah Tucker of Bergholtz.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2005 and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2005.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at the First Christian Church, Moundsville with Rev. Charles H. Kemp officiating.

Interment will be in the McMechen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bertha Fullerton may be made to the First Christian Church, 1200 3rd Street, Moundsville, WV 26041.


MARIE MANIE CONNERS FULLERTON

[Source: Moundsville Echo, September 21, 1965]

McMechen Lady, Mrs. Fullerton, Left 54 Descendants Mrs. Marie Manie Fullerton, age 94 of No. 20 Third street, McMechen, died at 8:45 last night at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born March 27, 1871 in Tarentum, Pa., the daughter of Francis Chapman and Elizabeth Stitseli Conners. She was a member of the McMechen Methodist Church, and the Ladies Aid society of the church.

She belonged to several lodges: member and past president of J. W. Holiday Women Relief Corps No. 1 of Wheeling, past departmental president of the W. Va. Relief Corps, past president of J. M. Keller No. 32, Ladies of the Grand Army of McMechen, Honorary member of Legion Star of Wheeling, members of Wheeling Sisterhood No. 213 Dames of Malta.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Bartley Justice of Miami Beach, Florida; Mrs. Bonalee Filloon of Pebble Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Madaline SirLouis of Akron, Ohio; two sons, Kenneth Bartley of Parkersburg and Gordon Bartley of Akron, Ohio, 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, George died in 1958, a son Danks died in 1957, and a daughter Mrs. Nora Crum in 1965.

Friends will be received at the Kirby Funeral Home at 1001 Marshall Street, in McMechen, after 7:00 p.m. today. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ALEXANDER FURBEE

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
Thursday, July 31, 1947

Alexander Furbee, age 79, retired Marshall County, W. Va. Farmer, died on Monday at his home at Proctor, W. Va. His widow, Martha Alice Furbee, a son, Louis Furbee of Proctor, and a brother, William Furbee, of Zanesville, Ohio, survive.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


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