Marshall County Obituaries
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Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, October 27, 2004

ADDISON GABLE, 103 DIED WEDNESDAY

Addison Gable, 103, of Cameron died Wednesday, October 27, 2004.

Arrangements are pending at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby?Vance Chapel.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, October 28, 2004

ADDIE GABLE, 103 DIED WEDNESDAY

Addison E. "Addie" Gable, 103, of Cameron died Wednesday, October 27, 2004, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

He was born December 21, 1900 in Cameron, WV, a son of the late Elijah and Mary Owens Gable. He was a retired painter with the Painters and Paper Hanger Local 91, of Wheeling and a Protestant by faith.

Addie was a US Army veteran of World War I and a lifetime member of the American Legion in Cameron.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Younkins Gable; a grandson, Fred Morrow; six brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Delores A. Morrow of Cameron; two grandchildren, Mindi L. Chambers (Larry) of Cameron and Scott A. Morrow (Julie) of Philadelphia, PA; ten great?grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends received from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby?Vance Chapel, with the Rev. Walter McNutt officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron, WV.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, October 29, 2004

ADDIE GABLE, 103 SERVICES SATURDAY

Addison E. "Addie" Gable, 103, of Cameron died Wednesday, October 27, 2004, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

Friends received from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby?Vance Chapel, with the Rev. Walter McNutt officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron, WV.

Cameron American Legion will hold Military graveside services.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, November 1, 2004

LAST KNOWN VETERAN OF WWI IN W.VA. DIES

CAMERON, W.Va. (AP) ? West Virginia lost its last living veteran of World War I this week with the death of 103?year?old Addison Gable, state and federal officials said Friday.

Gable, of Cameron, was 16 when he joined the U.S. Army and served for 10 months, family members said. He died Wednesday of complications following an Oct. 22 heart attack, his family said. He would have turned 104 on Dec. 21.

Gable was the last veteran of that war in West Virginia after a fellow veteran moved out?of?state, said Larry Linch, director of the state Division of Veterans Affairs.

About 58,000 West Virginians served between April 6, 1917, and Nov. 11, 1918, according to records from the state Department of Veterans Affairs office and the state Division of Cultural and History.

Gable was believed to have been one of only 11 surviving veterans of World War I nationwide, said Greg Mason of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Huntington.

Gable didn't tell his parents before he enlisted because he believed they would not approve, family members said. He left the glass factory where he worked and took a train to Fairmont to enlist.

Gable was discharged after his family said he was needed on their farm as his older siblings were already in the service, his family said.

A retired design painter, Gable is survived by his daughter, two grandchildren and 10 great?grandchildren. His funeral was held Saturday in Moundsville.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


ELIJAH A. GABLE

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

Services will be held at the Fish Funeral Home in Cameron, W. Va., for Elijah A. Gable, retired painter who died recently at his home. Burial will be in the Cameron Cemetery. The deceased was born at Sherrard, W. Va., on April 21, 1865, a son of George W. and Melvina Carr Gable. He resided in Cameron for half a century and was a member of the Cameron Methodist Church. He leaves his wife and the following sons and daughters: Addison, Spencer and Harry Gable, all of Wheeling; Clinton of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Milton of Endicott, W.Va.; George of Cameron; Sgt. Crawford Gable in Italy; Mrs. Mary Chaplin of Cameron RFD; and Mrs. Jennie Younkins and Mrs. Lucy Thorpe, both of McMechen. Surviving also is a sister, Mrs. Mary Cox of Clendennin, W. Va., and a brother, William P. Gable of Cameron.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


TEMPA ANN GAINER

Source: Martins Ferry, Ohio newspaper.

Dec. 22, 1938

Tempa Ann Gainer died Dec. 21, 1938 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. F. Koehler of 130 N. 3rd Street. Funeral services will be held in the Koehler residence. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Emory. She was born in Marshall Co, W.Va., on Oct. 10, 1858 and 38 years ago came to this city with her late husband, William A. Gainer. Surviving are one daughter, with whom she made her home, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth May of this city; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Washington Observer Reporter:

Ezra S. Galentine

Ezra Spencer Galentine, 80, of Cameron, W.Va., died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 1962, in his home after a one-day illness.

Mr. Galentine, a son of Thomas S. and Delilah Carroll Galentine, was born September 4, 1881, in Aleppo Township, Greene County. January 29, 1910 he married Bertha Waters, who survives.

He lived in Aleppo Township all his life, and was a farmer and a teamster.

Surviving, besides his wife, are three sons, Donald, of Woodruff, W.Va., R.D. 1; Howard and Rex of Cameron, R. D. 1; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Yoders and Mrs. Hilda Ryan, of Cameron; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Frank of Cameron, W.Va. R. D. 1; George of Claysville, Pa., and Arthur, of Baltimore, Md., two sisters, Mrs. Harry Greenwood and Mrs. A.J. Simms, both of Cameron.

Three brothers and one sister are deceased.

Submitted by Joan Moore Bell.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, March 28, 1977

MARY GALENTINE DIED SUNDAY

Mary Elizabeth Galentine, 91, of 120 North Eleventh street, Warwood, died Sunday at Wheeling Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis, in 1980.

Surviving are a daughter and a brother G. A. Keffer of Cameron.

Friends will be received at the Bodey Funeral Home, 2101 Warwood avenue, Monday from 7?9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. where services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Donald Cover.

Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, March 29, 1977

MARY GALENTINE RITES WEDNESDAY

Friends are being received at the Bodey Funeral Home, 2101 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, Tuesday from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. for Mary Elizabeth Galentine, 91, of 120 North Eleventh street, Warwood who died Sunday at Wheeling Hospital.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Donald Cover.

Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.


CHARLES E. GAMES Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
March 8, 1999

Retired Marshall County School Administrator Died Saturday

Charles E. Games, 85, of Morton Avenue, Moundsville, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, in Wheeling Hospital. He was born on September 16, 1913, the son of the late George and Lulu Roberts Games. Charles began his career in education as a teacher in 1936 before becoming Principal for both the Limestone and Sanford Elementary Schools in Marshall County. He assumed the position of Coordinator of Marshall County Elementary Schools in 1961 where he remained for 19 years until his retirement in 1979. He then worked for many years as a substitute teacher. A graduate of West Liberty College, he earned his Masters at West Virginia University. He was an Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II, a member of AARP, having been appointed for four years as AARP-NTRA Coordinator for West Virginia in 1991. He was a member of the Wet Virginia State Teachers Association, the Marshall County Senior Citizens, Member/Past President and current Secretary for the Moundsville Kawanis Club; he was also elected to the Silver Haired Legislature in 1981 and 1983. He was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, where he served for many years on the Administrative Council, he was current Secretary-Treasurer for the United Methodist Men. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence, Lawrence and George and a sister, Carrie Cunningham.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Overton Games; three sons, Dr. Richard Games of Bayside, NY, Ken Games of Marietta, GA. and Larry and Teresa Games of Vienna, WV; one sister, Emma Holmes of Moundsville, and two grandchildren, Lauren and Brice Games; both of Vienna, WV.

The family received friends Sunday 7-9 PM and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Grisell’s Funeral Home. The family will then receive friends from 12:30 PM until the time of the service at 1:30 PM, Tuesday at Simpson United Methodist Church, corner of Seventh Street and Morton Avenue. Dr. William E. Calhoun will officiate the service with interment following in Riverview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Simpson United Methodist Church, Seventh Street and Morton Avenue Moundsville, WV 26041

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


MRS. MARY E. GAMES

Expired here Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Games will be held at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the Calvary M. E. Church. Rev. S. C. Jones pastor of that church will conduct the services. Burial will be made in Greenlawn cemetery.

Mrs. Games passed away at her home, 2012 First Street, at 2:45 o’clock Sunday morning [8 Dec 1929], after a lengthy illness. She was 67 years of age. She had been a resident of Moundsville for the last twenty-eight years.

Surviving Mrs. Games are three daughters, Mrs. C. M. Taylor, Mrs. Karl C. Evans, and Mrs. Lawrence Miller; also eleven grand children, all of this city.

Published in the Moundsville Daily Echo - 09-Dec-1929

Submitted by Ralph Games.

[Note: She was Mary Etta Stollar, the w/o William Games; d/o Andrew and Mary Jane (Plantz) Games, both born in Pa.]


"Wheeling News-Register" - 12 Nov 2000

WILEY R. GAREY

GAREY, Wiley R., 85, of Glen Easton, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in the Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling. He was born Jan. 26, 1915, in Rocklick, W.Va., the son of the late Austin Andrew and Ethel Mae Wilkerson Garey. He was a retired die setter and press operator from the former U.S. Stamping Co., and a dairy farmer. He was a member of the Glen Easton Odd Fellows and the Fork Ridge Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Naomi L. Whipkey Garey on March 20, 1998; a son, Arnold Gene Garey; four brothers, Charles Roy, Clydie, Mack and Paul A. Garey; two sisters, Mary Mickey and Georgia Mickey.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Garey and his wife, Mary Evelyn of Moundsville and Gerald Garey of Glen Easton; a daughter, Lois Jeanne Moninger and her husband, Calvin of Cameron; a brother, Franklin “Junior” Garey of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters Cynthia Ioma Garey and Beulah Mae Orum, both of Moundsville; four grandchildren, Misty Garey of Newark, Ohio, Beverly Chambers and her husband, Harry of Mt. Sidney, Va., Jeffrey Moninger of Wheeling and Jeanette Moninger and her husband David Spurlin of Aurora, Colo.; a great-grandson, Austin Paul Chambers of Mt. Sidney; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from noon-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Walter McNutt officiating. Interment in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery Fund, RD #3, Box 119, Moundsville, WV 26041

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 24 APR 1965

CLARENCE L. GARNER

Clarence L Garner of 422 Clinton avenue, died at 10:40 this morning in RMHospital.

He was born Feb 19, 1878 in Wetzel county, son of Wilford and Harriet Arnold Garner.

He had resided in Moundsville 40 years and formerly operated a service station at Lafayette and 12th and later a service station and locksmith shop on Juniper avenue behind his home.

He was a member of the Church of Christ at Antioch, and member of Magnolia lodge no 42 Odd Fellows.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs Bessie M Garner, at home; one son, J Earl Garner, Moundsville; three grandchildren; two stepsons, Earl Bartrug, Moundsville, and Harry Bartrug, Wheeling; six stepdaughters, Mrs Theodore Pickens, Lewisville, Ohio, Mrs Oscar Crow and Mrs Floyd Leach, Glen Easton; Mrs Charles Greer, Wheeling; Mrs Harry Glover, Genova, Ohio; and Mrs Roy Burkhart, Rosbys Rock.

Friends will be received at Grisells after 4 pm Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


NANCY JANE PARSONS KELLEY GARNER

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

Nancy Jane Parsons Kelley Garner departed this life at the home of her son, Albert Garner, near Proctor, West Virginia, on March 30, 1923, at the age of 84 years. Mrs. Garner was born on Rine’s Ridge in Marshall County, West Virginia, on July 9, 1839 and during her entire life, with the exception of three years spent in Iowa, was a resident of Marshall or Wetzel County. In 1859 she was married to William Alexander Kelley and to this union were born five children: Mrs. T. J. Cooper and Mrs. J. P. Cooper of near Proctor; E. F. Kelley of New Dale; and Mrs. Wilford Furbee and Jesse Kelley, the last two of whom preceded her in death. In 1867, Mr. Kelley died and two years later, she married Henry Garner. To this union were born four children: Albert Garner, a member of the County Court of Wetzel County, and Friend, Peter and Thomas, the last three of whom preceded her to the grave. Besides her son, Albert, a step-son, Wilford Garner of Moundsville, survives. Mr. Garner died in 1901 and since that time, she has resided with her son, Albert. At the time of her death, she could boast of 31 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ and was baptized at the mouth of Whetstone Creek in Proctor District by Rev. John Henderson. Funeral services were held at Antioch Church by Rev. J. F. Jamison of Webster Springs, West Virginia. Interment was made in Antioch Cemetery. Active pallbearers, representing her own children’s families were: William Cooper, Milo Cooper, George Cooper, Jesse Kelley, William Kelley and Samuel Furbee. Honorary pallbearers representing her step-children’s families were: Clarence Garner of Moundsville; Elmer Coffield of New Martinsville; Thomas Shirk of Columbus, Ohio; Wilford Parsons of Moundsville; Joseph Parsons of Proctor; and Hays Hall, also of Proctor.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


SUSAN J. STANDIFORD GARNER

Moundsville WV. Echo, 21 Oct. 1911

Daughter, aged 74, Precedes Mother to Grave.

Mrs. Susan J. Garner, died this morning at 6:20 o’clock at the Standiford home near Glendale. Death was due to paralysis. She was 74 yrs. Of age and was born near the site of Glen Easton in 1837. Rev.J.B. Smith, Pastor of the Moundsville Christian church of which she was a member, will have charge of the services,which will be held here Sunday at two o’clock.

Interment at Mount Rose.

Mrs. Garner’s, Mother Mrs. Susan Crow Standiford, is still living at the age of 97 years.

Her husband and two children preceded her to the grave. Two brothers are living, William of the homestead near Glendale, and Peter at Elm Grove. Two sisters also survive, Miss Nannie at home and Mrs. B.L.Crow of Rock Lick, this county.

(Note: Her father was Abraham Standiford)

Submitted by Blaine Standiford.


Garrison, Lancelot "Lance"

September 25, 2006

Garrison, Lance F., age 87 of Fourth Street, Moundsville, WV died Monday, September 25, 2006 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV. He was born August 23, 1919 in Moundsville, the son of the late Charles and Nellie Gray Garrison.

He was a WWII Army veteran, a retired employee from Triangle Conduit, a member of Moundsville VFW Post #437, Earl Francis Post #3 American Legion and D.A.V. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother; Kermit Garrison.

Survivors include his wife; Helen Byser Garrison, three sons; Jerry Garrison, Roger Garrison and Mark Garrison, all of Moundsville, a daughter; Vickie Morningstar of Moundsville, a brother; Charles (Ruth) Garrison of Moundville, two sisters; Jean Wetzel and Marjorie Eberling, both of Moundville and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation. Funeral Service and Entombment will be held Wednesday at 1pm at Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, Moundsville. The Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct Military Graveside Services.

Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville.


Wheeling News-Register, Nov 30, 2003

DOROTHY CARTER GARVIN-YOUNGMAN

Dorothy Carter Garvin-Youngman, 81, of Edgewater, Fla., and Wheeling, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov 27, 2003, in Florida.

She was born Jan 25, 1922 in Ohio County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Arthur and Hazel Rice Carter.

She was a former principal and teacher at Middle Creek Elementary Schools in West Virginia and she taught at Boggs Run Elementary School in West Virginia and Powhatan Elementary, St. Clairsville High School and Bellaire High School in Ohio. She was a past Royal Matron and life member of Fort Henry Court No. 8 Order of Amaranth, Grand Royal Matron Grand Court of West Virginia Order of Amaranth, Deputy Supreme Royal Matron of Supreme Council Order of Amaranth, Worthy Matron of Liberty Chapter No. 51, West Liberty; now affiliated with Miriam Chapter No. 1 Order of Easter Star, a member of Holy City Shrine No. 1 Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Isis Court No. 1 Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Wardah Husam Temple No. 53 Daughters of the Nile, Ladies Auxiliary of El Tor Grotto, Daughters of the American Revolution, Retired Ohio Teachers Association and Stone United Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 59 years, H. Paul Garvin; and a brother, Arthur Carter.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Youngman; three sons, H. Paul Garvin, Jr. of New Fairfield, Conn., Calvin Garvin and his wife, Robyn, of Fountain Valley, Calif. and John A. Garvin and his wife, Karen, of Wheeling; two step-sons, Fred Youngman and his wife, Susan, of North Carolina and Frank Youngman and his wife, Shelley, of Michigan; 12 grandchildren, John Michael Garvin, Elizabeth Garvin, Carter Garvin, Jennifer Garvin, John Paul Garvin, Grant Garvin, Craig Garvin, Amanda Garvin, Alexander Garvin, James Thomas Garvin, Adriane Lord and Stacey Stump; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at Stone United Presbyterian Church, 25 E. Cove Avenue, Wheeling, W.Va. with the Rev. Robert Nagy officiating. Interment in Allen Grove Presbyterian Church, Sherrard, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Fund, Florida.

Submitted by Naomi Lowe Hupp.

Dorothy Mae Carter Garvin – Youngman

Submitted by Calvin Garvin

Born January 25, 1922
Died November 27, 2003

MEMORIES OF MOM

As spoken by Calvin Carter Garvin at her funeral on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003,
at the Stone Presbyterian Church, Elm Grove, Wheeling, West Virginia

Hi Mom, number 2 son here. It got to the point that there were so many of us, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, spouses & etc., it was easier to identify yourself by a number.

I’m going to give you some thoughts and memories that came from Paul, John, Fred and myself. Many of them came from a tape recording questionnaire that Mom and I did about five years ago, that I listened to before coming here today.

Many of Mom’s memories that she expressed to me were about her as a kid growing up in Clinton, WV. Her parents, A.B. Carter and Hazel Rice Carter (we called them Nana and Pop Pop) owned a store there that was pretty much the centerpiece of the neighborhood. It was during the “Great Depression” but Mom said she never knew there was such a thing until she got she went to Warwood High School. Mom and her brother, Art, would play a lot in the store when Nana and Pop Pop weren’t around. When somebody would come in to buy something, they would stop to wait on them, and after they left, continue to “horse around.” They were a very close-knit family. Mom was very close to her Dad. He was strict but would spoil Mom. Once he called to say he was on his way home, Mom answered the phone, and she asked that he bring her a ring, so he did. She thought this was pretty neat, so the next week, she tried for a watch, and got it. Nana had a little talk with Pop Pop later and stopped that.

Mom had a love for learning, even at a young age. She and her brother Art, were doing normal sibling bantering one day (Mom was about age 7) and he said, “okay, if you’re so smart, spell BACON!” She said, “okay, B-A-acon.” Mom remembered spending many a Sunday afternoon going on family outings in the family automobile, which was an “Overland” with Isinglass windows and hand powered window shield wipers. One of the most endearing stories I heard was about the H.G. Wells broadcast of “War of the Worlds.” Like the rest of the country, everybody in Clinton, WV, thought the world was actually being invaded by Martians. Not knowing what to do, it was decided that if they were going to die, it should be in Church. So the whole neighborhood was in the local Church, singing hymns, Mom (now a young teenager) playing the organ, waiting for the Martians to come and kill them.

Mom, now a teenager, was going to Warwood High School. She was active in many clubs and organizations, but her favorite was the band. She played the clarinet. While in high school, Mom dated Fred Youngman. Mom had a great sense of humor and having fun was a high priority. She would go to the football games, having no idea how to play the game, just to have fun and be around the crowd.

After high school, Mom went to West Liberty State College. While there, she met Dad (H. Paul Garvin, Sr.). They met at a school dance. After the dance, they went to the student center and had a Coke. It sort of took off from there. Mom said she got to know all the Garvin’s pretty well. Wayne, the youngest of the four Garvin brothers, used to come over to the dorm, Shotwell Hall, and copy Mom’s homework.

After Mom and Dad were married, Mom followed Dad to Maxwell Field in Alabama. She got to meet some of Dad’s friends, which included Glen Miller and Jimmy Stewart.

When asked, “Mom, what were you most proud of?” She replied, “my three boys.”

When was she the happiest? When nobody was sick. What was most important to her? Her family. She showed that by her dedication to her family as well as helping me with the family genealogy. We would spend hours on Sundays (long distance) going over the family and genealogy. Mom said she started teaching school for the primary purpose of making sure there was money available for her boys to go to school and their education. Mom made a difference to her family and her sons, because she cared.

Mom said she had no regrets and would not change anything. She went on to say she did not like some of the things that happened or were done, but she still wouldn’t change anything. She said that these experiences make us what we are.

To Mom, education was very important. So much so that she became a school teacher. You could easily describe her as being a very feisty teacher. She taught school mostly at Boggs Run Elementary School and Bellaire High School where she taught Jr. & Sr. English. I can remember when I went away to school or while I was in the U.S. Army, I would write home, and Mom would grade and return my letters. My oldest son, Carter, would travel with Mom and Dad cross country frequently and Carter would say “Dad, it’s like having my own personal teacher with me on a field trip, she was always teaching.” Teaching became a part of her. Mom no doubt influenced thousands of students. Mom made a difference to many students because she cared.

Mom was very active in different Masonic orders: Eastern Star, White Shrine, Daughters of the Nile, and Rainbow Girls. To Mom, it was very much a social activity as well as making friends and doing charity work. Mom made a difference with her friends and doing charity work because she cared.

Mom totally loved and doted on her grandchildren. She would love to spend time just talking and singing with them, spend money on them (usually in reference to education), spend a lot of time in teaching them. Mom made a difference with her grandchildren because she cared.

Mom had a love for music that never quit. She minored in music at West Liberty State College. She could play the violin, clarinet, piano, and organ. She would play for anybody, anytime, for hours on end. I remember spending hours singing with others while Mom played the piano/organ. Mom would play for anybody that needed her to play: Churches, Eastern Star, Amaranth, Daughters of the Nile and Rainbow Girls. Mom gave her time freely with her musical skills. Mom made a difference to many who needed her and her music.

Mom and Fred renewed their relationship after Dad died. They were married in this Church about a year and a half ago. Fred would joke with Mom, he was her first and last, kind of like Mom’s personal Alpha and Omega. Mom liked that. Mom made a difference with Fred because she cared.

Mom was a lifelong member of the Stone Presbyterian Church. Her parents raised her in this Church and Mom raised her boys in this Church. She was very much a part of this Church. I remember, at the old Stone Church building, Mom dropping Nana off at the front of the Church, and while watching Nana go up the stairs, and not watching where she was going, ran the car into the corner of the Church building, taking out the right front corner panel of the car. Jesus Christ was very much a part of Mom’s life and through her influence on me, he became a part of my life. Mom’s parents molded her, as Mom molded us, and we mold our children, our children will mold their children. Mom made a difference in our lives by teaching us about Jesus Christ.

About twelve years ago, Mom played a tune at a Rainbow Girls officer installation. She had the girls sing a tune that I know and love called “I Am a Child of God”. I’d sing it for you, but I don’t believe under the circumstances I could get through singing it. I will read you the words of the first verse:

I am a child of God
And he has sent me here
Has given me an Earthly home
With parents kind and dear

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me
Help me find the way
Teach me all that I must do
To live with Him some day

There are more versus, but I think you get the idea. This is typical of Mom and how she was. She would do what she could to teach her children, her grandchildren, her students, and others, what she believed to be important, it was a way of life to her. For this reason, Mom may be gone, but she still lives on in all of us. Not just the DNA, but in the way of values and standards. It’s who we are. We all have our free agency, it’s up to us to keep her a part of us. Mom made a difference in all of us, because she cared.

I know that Jesus Christ lives and Mom continues to live on outside her body. I also know that by keeping the Lord’s commandments and abiding by His teachings, we can live with Him some day. I also know that the Lord has given us a way to be together again as a family. We must abide by and do as the Lord would want us to do.

Thanks Mom, from all of us, you did make a difference in all of us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


H. PAUL GARVIN, SR.

Born: Monday, December 22, 1919, Marshall County, WV
Died: Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Marshall County, WV

Memories of Daddy Paul

As spoken by his 2nd son, Calvin Carter Garvin, at his funeral service at the Stone Presbyterian Church, 25 E. Cove Avenue, Wheeling, WV, Saturday, June 30, 2001.

Hi Daddy Paul, number two son here….

Many times I have seen a farewell speech given by the late baseball great, Lou Gerhig, saying “I consider myself the luckiest man alive for having been able to be able to play baseball.” Well, like him, I consider myself the luckiest man alive to have had Daddy Paul as my earthly father.

Who was Dad? A couple of years ago, Dad had one of his heart attacks, and believing “this may be the big one”, I climbed on an airplane, flew to Florida, and did an unusual thing, I took a tape recorder with me. You see…I had some unanswered questions that I wanted to know about. Not knowing how much longer Dad would be with us, it was time to start asking questions, or forever let them go unknown. When Mom and I got Dad home, later that day I turned the tape recorder on and started talking to Dad. What I want to share with you is some of the things that I learned. It will tell you something about Dad, how he felt, what he believed in and what was important to him:

  • Of the many things Dad could have called himself, Dad said he saw himself as a humble farmer. Much of what he talked about had to do with the farm.
  • When I asked Dad to tell me about his life, I thought it interesting he would start it by telling me “when I got home from WWII, the very next day I went to work for Dad (Grandpa Garvin) for $5 a day.
  • Dad talked about going to Sherrard High School via horse and wagon or sled in the wintertime. He said he never cut school and he talked about the basketball team he played on that went to the state finals that consisted of Garvin, Garvin, Garvin, Gamble and Gamble (two sets of brothers).
  • Dad saved enough money to go to West Liberty State College for a couple of years. He dropped out for a year to earn more money to finish, and while out, WWII started.
  • While at West Liberty State College, in 1940, Dad met Mom. They were married in 1942.
  • When WWII did start, and Dad went into the Army Air Force, she spent his first year or so at Maxwell Field in Alabama. He had no basic training as it’s known today. He talked about having coffee every morning at the Canteen for over six months with what became six good friends, two of which were Jimmy Stewart and Glenn Miller. To Dad, life was about the relations and friendships he made along the way. (I didn’t mention this part at the funeral, but Dad and Jimmy Stewart renewed their friendship when Jimmy Stewart came to Marshall County to film the movie “Fool’s Parade”, which Dad had a small none speaking part in).
  • Dad did end up in Europe, when he was told he couldn’t fly, as a platoon leader in the 90th Battalion, 3rd Army (George Patton’s unit). Dad did see action as a platoon leader. When asked what he remembered most about the army, it was having to wear long johns for a year and a half and having to sleep on the ground every night. He said he spent most of his time trying to keep from freezin. Dad said he did have some fun in the Army (Dad did love to have fun) and also saw much tragedy, which he wouldn’t talk about. When asked about what his proudest moment was, I thought I would hear an answer such as “beating the 3rd Reich” or something along that line. It wasn’t, what I heard was “I only lost a few men that were under me during the whole European campaign.” To Dad, it was about relationships.
  • In the business world, all Dad had to say was “he was able to carry himself”. I know he was great, by his example, I do business today.
  • When asked if Dad had any regrets about life, he said absolutely none. Reminds me of a movie I saw not too long ago called “Brave Heart”. It was about the Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland, which is very much a part of our heritage. There was a scene in it where William Wallace, the night before he was executed by the Crown, made the statement “Die? Everybody has to die! The sad part is so few people ever live!” Dad knew how to and did live, he had no regrets.
  • When I asked about his proudest moment in life was, he named three of them: Paul, Calvin and John. It was about relationships.
  • When I asked what was the most exciting part about his life was: he said politics. Dad loved being a Republican and working politics.
  • When asked what he valued most , it was his family. Mom…he picked you, the rest he had to accept, and he did, lovingly and with great loyalty. It was about his relationships.
  • When Dad was asked about who his friends were, he named three: his best friend (Dudley Beck), his employees and the Masons. He talked a little about each of them. When it’s all said and done, when we go home (heaven) all we go home with are our relationships we made along the way. Everything else gets left behind. Dad knew that.
  • Asked what advice he would like to leave his children and grandchildren, it was “do the best you can, not matter what you’re doing.”

    I know for a fact that there were some who did Dad wrong, and he would not retaliate legally when he could have. The relationship was more important. Even though it cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars. It wasn’t about money.

    Last night, I asked my brother John what he would like me to say this morning, he said, “tell ‘em Dad was my hero.”

    When I asked my brother Paul what he would like me to say, he said to tell what he was, and named a few, and I took the liberty to add a few more. Dad was or is:

  • A Mason. He took great pride in being a Mason, a Shriner and an El Tor Grotto member. He did a lot of work for them and made many good friends. It was about relations.
  • Dad was a Presbyterian, most of his life a member of Stone Presbyterian Church. It was about relations with his friends in the Church and the Lord.
  • Dad was a U.S. Citizen, a West Virginian, but most proud of being a Marshall Countian. His time in politics being County Commissioner made him a lot of friends, it was about relations.
  • As mentioned earlier, he was a veteran of WWII. Again, it was about relations.
  • Dad was a very good businessman. By his example, I’ve learned how to be a businessman. I can tell you, it’s about relations.
  • Dad was a friend to many, too numerous to count, it was about relations.
  • Dad was a Husband to Mom, it was about his relationship to her. Over 59 years worth. The only family relationship he chose.
  • Dad was a Father to many besides his 3 boys. It was about relations.
  • Dad was a brother, and it was about relations.
  • And Dad was a Son to Grandma and Grandpa. He had a good relationship with them.

    Dad made a difference in many people’s lives.

    To me? He was Dad. My mind drifts to a greeting card I once read that one of my sons gave me that read something to the effect, “Anybody can be a father, but it takes somebody special to be a Dad.” I was proud to call him Dad. My memories go back to many hours of being with Dad in the car going back and forth to school and doing his work. I remember Dad taking me to the Pirate games, Dad and I doing the Father/Son thing, advice & etc, Dad getting me out of trouble…and I got into trouble a lot. I have a lot of memories of Dad, I could go on for hours.

    People who met Dad, and knew me, would say “you’re just like your Dad.” I would take that as a compliment. There is a good reason for that. We are a product of our parents. I learned a lot from Dad. Between Mom and Dad, they’re what my brothers and I are a lot of today. My brothers and I have learned a lot from Dad. We learned mostly by example, as most children do from their parents.

    So what made Dad what he was? Like my brothers and I, Dad and his brothers were a product of their parents. I would like to take a minute and tell you a little about Grandma Garvin, since she did the bulk of raising Dad. After Grandma Garvin died, her four sons went to the bank together to go through her “safety deposit box”, and this is what they found. With permission from Uncle Jack and Uncle Don (they nodded yes) I would like to read to you what Grandma left to them which was what was important to her:

    I desire to bequeath to my children, Jack, Don, Paul and Wayne, and their families, my testimony to the truth and preciousness of the “Gospel of Jesus Christ”. Their heritage of Christian faith received from my ancestors is of infinitely more value than any houses, lands, stocks or bonds, should I have any to bequeath them. As life’s sun sinks toward it’s setting, I want to say to my children and grandchildren, hold fast to the faith and fellowship and service of Christ and His Church. They will make life worth living under any conditions (we learned from Dad about the Gospel of Jesus Christ by example as he did from his mother). Always be honest in all your dealings wherever your paths may lead you (we learned integrity from Dad by example). Keep close to God and the Church as long as you live. He will always guide and lead you in all you do if you have faith. Pray constantly for guidance. Love your wives & children, they need you so much (my brothers and I have learned how to be Dads too). Always set a good example for them. They are all so precious. Your children will follow in your footsteps. Take time to pray, be a companion to your wife. I will be waiting for you. Love, Mother

    I have no doubt that Dad is with Grandma now, along with Grandpa, Uncle Wayne and quite a few other friends and relatives that he had. Dad’s body may be dead, but I know he continues to live. He has been reborn again on the other side. As sad as we are to miss him, they’re as glad to have Dad with them, he knew how to make a good relationship.

    I’m grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ, too, Grandma. When I was a kid, there was a stained glass window in the Old Stone Presbyterian Church building on Stone Church Road, depicting Jesus Christ praying in the Garden of Gethsemanie. That window has been removed to the back anteroom of this newer building. This is how I pictured Christ the night before he was crucified, going through His atonement. It wasn’t what happened to Him on the cross that made a difference to all mankind, but His atoning sacrifice. He took our sins upon Himself so that when the time comes, all those that believe in Him would be clean and be able to enter into our Father in Heaven’s presence. So great was the pain of our sins upon Him that it caused Jesus Christ Himself to bleed at His very pores. Jesus Christ has become our mediator. He will make us clean. Through Him, we can have eternal life in His and our Father in Heaven’s presence.

    I know we can be together forever as a family. Christ promised this to us. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that His Gospel is here on the earth today.

    Thanks Dad. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

    Submitted by Calvin C. Garvin.


    JOHN L. "JACK" GARVIN

    John Lemuel Garvin, 90, Sarasota, died May 29, 2006.

    He was born May 16, 1916, in Wheeling, W.Va., and came to Sarasota in 1997 from Fort Lauderdale. He retired as president of Garvin's Dairy in Wheeling, W.Va., and was a member of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs and Church of the Palms.

    Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Mildred; daughters Cathy Linder of Dallas and Staffanie Van Dick of Bakersfield, Ore.; a stepdaughter, Kim Horn of Birmingham, Ala.; stepsons Dennis Leavitt of Sarasota, Douglas Leavitt of Clarksville, Ind., and Michael Leavitt of Hollywood; a brother, Donald of Wheeling; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

    Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Palms. Private burial will be in Sarasota Memorial Park. Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home is in charge.

    Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

    Submitted by Calvin C. Garvin.

    Wheeling Intelligencer - June 23, 2006

    John Garvin

    GARVIN, John “Jack” Lemuel, 90, of Sarasota, Florida, died May 29, 2006. He was born May 16, 1916, in Marshall County, a son of the late John Lemuel and Bess Hood Garvin.

    He was a retired co- owner/President of Garvin’s Dairy; Rotary, Kiwanis; Short Circuit; and Wheeling Country Club.

    Jack was a 1935 graduate of Sherrard High School and a 1939 graduate of West Virginia University.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul and Wayne.

    Survivors include his wife, Mel; two daughters, Cathy Linder, of Dallas, Texas, Stephanie Van Dick of Baker City, Oregon; one brother, Don Garvin of Bethlehem, West Virginia; one granddaughter, Heather Blakmar of Baton Rouge, La.; and three great- grandchildren.

    A private service was held at Church of the Palms in Sarasota, Fla.

    Interment was in Sarasota Memorial Park, Florida.


    JOHN C. GARVIN

    [Source: Wheeling News Register, May 19, 1971]

    GARVIN, John C. (Buttermilk), 64, of Sherrard, died at Ohio Valley General Hospital Monday at 8:55 a.m. He was born in Ohio County, Feb. 5, 1907, son of the late John Calvin and Minnie Gow Garvin. He was associated with Garvin Jersey Farms for many years; a member of the Allen Grove Presbyterian Church; Wheeling Lodge No. 5 AF&AM; El Tor Grotto; the Moose and B. P. O. E. of Moundsville; past president of the Bethlehem Kiwanis Club; charter member of the Sherrard Sportsmens Club; and the City Bowling Association. Surviving are his widow, Isabelle Marsh Garvin; a brother, James B. of Bethlehem; three sisters, Mrs. Robert G. (Margaret) Lindsey, Mrs. John L. (Isabel) Schmidt and Mrs. Stephen J. (Ruth) Russek, all of Wheeling; several nieces and nephews. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 156 Kruger St., Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William G. Stein officiating. Interment in Allen Grove Cemetery. Those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Cancer Fund.

    Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


    MINNIE J. GARVIN

    [Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, May 1, 1915]

    Mrs. Minnie J. Garvin

    Yesterday at 12 o’clock, Mrs. Minnie J. Garvin, wife of J. C. Garvin, passed away at the family home at Mt. Olivet. The deceased was in her forty-seventh year. She was the daughter of James and Mary Gow, and was born and raised in Belmont county, Ohio. Mrs. Garvin was a staunch member of the Stone church of Elm Grove. She leaves the following children to mourn her death: Mary, James, Margaret, Isabel, John and Ruth. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

    Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


    THOMAS GARVIN Obituary
    "Moundsville Daily Echo"
    January 11, 1999

    Thomas R. Garvin II, 59, formerly of Glendale, died January 8, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and an employee of the Mellon Bank.

    Surviving are his wife, Carol A. Garvin; one son, Bryon Garvin of Portland, OR; three step-sons, Paul Lyle of Pittsburgh, Stephen Lyle of Philadelphia, PA and Glen Lyle of MD; two step-daughters, Linda Lyle of Baltimore, MD and Kristi Lyle of Pittsburgh; one brother, Jay Garvin of Reston, VA; two sisters Marge Chase of West Palm Beach, FL and Trudy Kline of Parkersburg, WV; a grandson, Evan Lyle.

    The family will receive friends Monday 7-9 P.M. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the Neely Funeral Home, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Shaler Twp. Services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 A.M. at the Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, McCandless Twp., PA.

    Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


    Margaret O’Connell Garvey

    [Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, June 30, 1966]

    GARVEY, Mrs. Margaret O'Connell, 81, of 26 Tenth St., McMechen, died at Reynolds Memorial Hospital on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. She was born in Martinsburg, W. Va., a daughter of Dennis and Mary O'Brien O'Connell. She had been a resident of McMechen most of her life. Her husband, Michael died a number of years ago. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and of the Altar Society. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ederle of Cincinnati, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, on Thursday and Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A High Mass of Requiem will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Dailey officiating. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary devotions Friday at 8 p.m.

    Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


    Mike Garvonic

    GARVONIC, Mike, 87, formerly of Glen Dale, W.Va., and a 60 year resident of Roseville, Mich., died Wednesday, December 29, 2004. He was born November 22, 1917 in Glen Dale, W.Va.

    He attended Glen Dale Public School and Union High School in Benwood. He served his apprenticeship for tool and die maker at Marx Toy Factory in Glen Dale and retired from Active Tool in Detroit.

    He served in the U.S. Army 198 Ordinance Division while stationed in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. He was the son of Anton and Victoria Garvonic, who came to the United States in the late 1800s to make their way to a new life.

    Relatives described him as a loving father and grandfather who will always be loved, remembered and admired for all of his kindness, caring and help he gave to others when they were in need. His children and grandchildren were always excited to visit West Virginia and to have ice cream at Marshall's Dairy in Moundsville, go to Oglebay Park or just spend time with their wonderful and loving realtives who live there. Some of these times included sitting on the porch at Aunt Rose's, swinging on the glider while drinking iced tea, listening to the creek flow and watching the 9 o'clock's open before your eyes, while being still enough not to disturb the many humming birds who came to feed there, brings back such good memories with our dad. Some of the songs he would sing to us as small children such as "Old Dog Tray" or "The West Virginia Hills" will never be forgotten. These memories help make up who we are today. As children, we were always proud to be part West Virginian, as one uncle founded the fire station in Glen Dale and another was part of the Army Honor Guard.

    Mr. Garvonic is survived by his sons, Michael and Milton; siblings, Rose Long, Frank Garvonic, Katie Pucharich and Ann Younkins; grandchildren, Leah, Elaina, Victoria and Michael; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Bertha; siblings, John Garvin, Mary Scander and Andrew Garvonic.


    Gaskill, Helen E.

    Grisell Funeral Home Obit - August 19, 2006

    Gaskill, Helen E., age 93 of Wayman’s Ridge, Moundsville died Saturday. Augsut 19, 2006 at OVMC.

    She was born January 12, 1917 in Pennsylvania daughter of the late Elliott and Virginia Ottey Gaskill.

    She was a missionary, for over 35 years, with the American Baptist in the Congo. She was a Baptist by faith and attended and served the Limestone Presbyterian Church.

    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers: Spence and Roger Gaskill; and two sisters: Mary Goodyear and Virginia Wallace.

    She is survived by her soul sister: Edith M. Thompson of Moundsville.

    There will be no visitation. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville.

    Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


    WILLIAM S. GATES

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
    Friday, March 28, 1926

    William S. Gates died this morning at 4 o’clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ocea Ryan on Wayman’s Ridge. He was 58 years of age. He was a member of the Junior Order at Limestone. Mr. Gates was born and raised in this county and spent his entire life here. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ocea B. Ryan of Wayman’s Ridge, and Mrs. D. T. Mills of St. Clairsville, Ohio. The body will be brought to the Lutes Mortuary late this evening. Funeral services will be at the Lutes Chapel in charge of Rev. J. B. Smith. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


    "Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 18 MAY 1953

    FINLEY GATTS

    Finley Gatts, 85, life resident of Marshall county, and well known citizen, died at 2 am Sunday in the Glendale hospital. He resided on Poplar avenue, Moundsville, and was a member of the First Christian church.

    The body was taken to Grisells, 805 Fifth street, Moundsville, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Tuesday by Rev E P Schaich of the First Christian church. Interment will be in Northview cemetery, New Martinsville.

    Mr Gatts was born April 3, 1868, son of the late Samuel and Phoebe Rine Gatts. Surviving are two sons, Elmer F of Washington, DC, and Harold O of Moundsville; a brother, Clay Gatts of Bowman Ridge, and two sisters, Mrs Lena yoho of Proctor and Mrs Belle Wilson of Moundsville; a grandson, 1st Lt William H Gatts, Monterey, Calif.

    Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


    "Moundsville Daily Echo", Friday, 29 JUL 1966

    HARLEY LLOYD GATTS

    Harley Lloyd Gatts, 71, of Moundsville RD 2, Fork Ridge died at 7:45 pm Thursday at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale.

    Born December 19, 1894 at Rines Ridge, he was the son of Oliver and Eugenia Kelly Gatts.

    He was a member of the Oak Grove Methodist Church and a veteran of World War I. He was also a member of Earl Francis Post 3, American Legion and Mound Post 437 VFW.

    He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Cresap Gatts; two sons, William C of Moundsville, and Lloyd of Limestone; one daughter, Mrs Edward Cecelia Armour of Washington, DC, seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs Ernest Berisford of Moundsville, Mrs Amy Gatts, Dayton, O, Mrs Mona Feiszli, Cabin Creek, and Mrs Edna Miller of Graysville. A son Richard E Gatts was killed in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

    Friends may call at the Grisell Funeral Home after 7 pm today (Friday).

    Funeral services will be Sunday at the funeral home at 2:00 with Rev Samuel Butcher officiating.

    Interment at the Mt Rose Cemetery.

    Military Honors will be given at the Cemetery by Earl Francis Post No 3 of American Legion.

    Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


    "Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 17 OCT 1955

    LEWIS GATTS

    Lewis Gatts, 63, of 14 Ninth street, McMechen, was almost instantly killed in an automobile collision at 1:30 this morning at the northern end of Glendale narrows.

    State police reported that his car crashed into a machine driven by Blaine Harlan of Moundsville RD 2, near the point where the four-lane highway narrows to a two-lane width just south of the McMechen city limits. Harlan and Ralph Crow of 1007 Sixth street, Moundsville, a passenger, were unhurt.

    Gatts' car caught fire after the crash and the McMechen Volunteer fire department was summoned. Gatts was rushed to Glendale hospital in the McMechen emergency car, but was pronounced dead on arrival at the institution. He suffered extensive crushing injuries about the chest and the body.

    State police said Harlan told them he was headed south on the highway when he saw the oncoming car rushing directly at him. Harlan said he applied his brakes and apparently skidded clear around in the highway, as Gatts car plowed into the rear of the Harlan vehicle.

    Coroner Ernest D Conner was summoned and this afternoon a jury had been empaneled and after viewing the body, proceeded to the scene of the accident before further deliberations were scheduled.

    Lewis Gatts was born on Rines ridge in Marshall county, a son of Oliver and Virginia Kelley Gatts. He was a member of the Methodist church and of the local Eagles and Moose lodges and of the local chapter of the Forty and Eight. He was employed by the B & O Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers and Fireman and of the American Legion Post No 5, McMechen.

    Surviving is a son, Lloyd E Gatts, Miamisburg, Ohio; a daughter, Miss Mildred T Gatts, at home; a brother, Harley Gatts, Fork ridge; four sisters, Mrs Ernest Berisford, Robert ridge, Mrs Ersel Gatts, Miamisburg, Mrs Carl Fieszli, Stollings, WV and Mrs Edna Miller, Graysville, and two grandchildren.

    The body was removed to Grisells 805 Fifth street, pending funeral arrangements.

    Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


    GATTS, LUCINDA (SUE)

    LUCINDA GATTS died at her father's home near Mt. Joy, Marshall County, 28 October, 1889. Sister Gatts obeyed the Savior about four years of age and lived a consistent Member of the Church of Christ to the time of her death. She stepped out of nature's Kingdom into the Kingdom of Christ, where she has got her reward in heaven. So prepare father, mother, and sisters, to meet Sister Gatts where parting will be no more. Yes, Lucinda is gone, and you have another sweet magnet to draw you to that beautiful home on high. What a happpy meeting that will be when father, mother, sisters and brothers meet to part no more forever, and join their happy voices with angels and redeemed spirits in that land where we will take the parting hand no more. Yes, she is gone, but how sweet is the sleep of the pure and faithful. Then why should we weep? The Savior's promises are true. He has promised to care for and protect us. A few more sad tears, bereavements, and pains will carry us home to the Lamb that was slain. The trouble will end, all parting will cease, and will be forever united with loved ones, in that beautiful place He has gone to prepare, in that blissful abode free from all sickness, pain, and death.

    Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


    LUCINDA GATTS

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Friday, February 6, 1920

    Lucinda Gatts died at the home of Marshall Mozena in Clarington, Ohio. She was about 89 years of age and leaves a number of children. She formerly lived at Captina. Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    OBITUARY OF MICAJAH GATTS

    Submitted by Dave Ewing.


    MILDRED GATTS

    Mildred T. Gatts, 79, of Bradenton, died Nov. 10, 2000, in Freedom Village Nursing Center.

    There will be no services. Interment will be in Manasota Memorial Park. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes, Manasota Chapel, in in charge of arrangements.

    Born in McMechen, W. Va., Ms. Gatts came to Manatee County from there in 1969. She was retired from Industrial and Public Health Nursing. She served in the U. S. Army Nursing Corp during World War II and the Korean War. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Moundsville Chapter No. 86, Moundsville, W. Va.; and American Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24.

    She is survived by a niece, Kathy Jean, of Yucaipa, Calif., and a cousin, June Morris of Proctor, W. Va.

    Submitted by Dale E. Miller.


    PETER GATTS

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
    March 18, 1892

    Died, in Franklin District, Marshall County, on Taylor’s Ridge, on the 6th of March, Mr. Peter Gatts, who has been a resident of Franklin District for over 85 years. He was born January 25, 1807. “Uncle Peter”, as he was formerly called, had passed his octogenarian year. Thus passes away like flowers in autumn. The deceased united with the M. E. Church at the age of 16. He was a pious, inoffensive man in all his ways and every manly virtue seemed to manifest itself in the character of the deceased, and in the ripe old age of 86, his mortal body was laid in Calvary Cemetery at Graysville to molder to dust from whence it came. He was a father of 15 children, of whom 12 are still living. He was a kind, indulgent father, always admonishing them in all earthly relations. He filled all the relations of life in such a manner that his clustered virtue became the richest legacy to his fellow man.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    NOLA GERTRUDE GODDARD HAWKEY GAUTHIER

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

    Mrs. Nola Gauthier of Los Angeles, Calif., passed away on Jan. 5, 1969. She was formerly of Moundsville, W.Va. She was born Jan. 28, 1896 in Wetzel County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Nicholas and Clara (Butler) Goddard. Her first husband, Joseph E. Hawkey, died in 1943. Survivors include her husband, A. D. Gauthier; one daughter, Mrs. Clela Craig of Downey, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Bitely of River View, Mich., Mrs. Bessie Goudy of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Ola Allen of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Mrs. Nora Mason of Newcomerstown, Ohio; and two brothers, Woodrow Goddard of Redlands, Calif., and Roy Goddard of Proctor, W.Va., and eight grandchildren.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    Drake Gebhardt

    GEBHARDT, Drake Mikel, two year old son of James Brandon and Melissa Dawn Ritchea Gebhardt of West Alexander, Pa. R.D. 1, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 31, 2005 in The Washington Hospital emergency room.

    He was born July 23, 2003 in Morgantown, W.Va.

    Surviving in addition to his parents, are a brother, Axel; and a sister, Sidney Gebhardt both at home; maternal grandfather, George R. "Buck" Ritchea of West Alexander; paternal grandparents, C. Paul and Sugie Muldoon Gebhardt of Valley Grove, W.Va.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

    Deceased are his maternal grandmother, Judith D. Kiger Ritchea; maternal great grand parents, Sherman E. Kiger, Sr. and Margaret Gray Kiger; paternal great grandparents, James and Cathryn Neuhard Muldoon, Charles Henry and Lillian Garrity Gebhardt.

    Friends will be received from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday in the West Alexander United Methodist Church, West Alexander, Pa., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2006 with Rev. Bertram Domineck officiating.

    Interment will follow in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, W.Va. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rush Funeral Home, Inc. Rogersville, Pa.


    Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, March 31, 2009

    ROBERT GEHO

    Robert Geho, 84, of Tuscon, Ariz., passed away February 1, 2009.

    He was born in Silver Hills, W.Va., son of the late Georgia Gilbert Geho and Willard Geho; was a veteran of WWII and retired from the Air Force.

    He was preceded in death by a sister, Flossie; a brother, Thomas and since his death a sister, Charlotte Rothwell on February 26.

    Surviving are his wife, Lindeen and son, James, of Tuscon; four sisters, Lula Gilmore, Frances Stollar, Goldie (Virgil) Lilley, Rosa Anna Filter; two brothers, Grover (Donna) Geho and Stanley (Diane) Geho, all of Moundsville, and many nieces and nephews.

    A Military Service was held February 11, in Ariz. Interment in National Cemetery.


    THOMAS M. GEHO

    Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
    August 18, 1932

    Thomas M. Geho, aged 82, a lifelong resident of Marshall County, W. Va., died at his summer home at Bannon on Fish Creek on August 10, 1932. Funeral services were held at his home in Moundsville on August 12 in charge of Rev. L. E. Ressegger and interment was in the Mt. Rose Cemetery. Mr. Geho was well known among the older residents of Proctor District, having made his home at Bannon every summer for many years. He was an uncle of Gus Richter of the Wharton Funeral Home. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Yocum Geho; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Smith of Metz, W. Va.; Mrs. Kate Gillingham of McMechen, W. Va.; and Mrs. Madge Moore of Moundsville.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    JAMES GILBERT Moundsville

    Services will be held Sunday for James Junior "Junkman" Gilbert, 77, who died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000,in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born in Moundsville, Jan. 9, 1923, a son of the late James Earl and Osie Myers Gilbert. He was employed for the B&O Railroad as a foreman and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Evelyn Gilbert; a son, Leroy Gilbert; and a stepson Harold L. Doty Sr. He is survived by a son, Earl Frank Gilbert of Newell; two daughters, Lois Jean Gilbert and Freda May Jones of Moundsville; two stepsons, Harry R. Doty Sr. of Glen Easton, W.Va. and Walter M. Doty of Cameron, W.Va.; a stepdaughter, Freda M. Midcap of Proctor, W.Va.; a brother, Walter Eugene Gilbert Sr. of Moundsville, three sisters, Mary Wayt and Goldie Wayt of Moundsville and Eleanor Hardway of Cameron; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery, Roberts Ridge, Moundsville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

    The Review Nov-18-2000

    Submitted by Janet Waite.


    MARRIAH S. GILBERT

    Source: Wetzel Republican, New Martinsville, W. Va.
    September 14, 1923

    Marriah S. Gilbert was born March 20, 1839 and died September 3, 1923, aged 85 years, five months and three days. Early in life she gave her life to her God and remained a true Christian through all the years. At the age of 26 she was united in marriage to Mathias Gilbert and this union was blessed with eight children: Mrs. George Booth of Moundsville, W. Va.; Jane of Washington, Pa.; Reason, John and Francis of Elizabeth, W. Va.; and Everett and Mrs. Lester Parsons of Proctor, W. Va. [only seven children listed] Her husband preceded her in death 33 years ago. Funeral services were conducted by James Rine on September 6, 1923 and interment was made in the Lynn Camp Cemetery by undertaker E. L. Mason of Proctor.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    Obituary of MISS ALICE L. GITTINGS

    Miss Alice L. Gittings, died at 12:30 a.m. today (Tuesday, July 12, 1955) at her home, R. D. 1, Dallas, (West Virginia). She was born in Dallas, January 10, 1876, daughter of John Gittings (1853- 1944) and Susan Amos Gittings (1848-1925). She had lived her entire life at Dallas, and was a member Salem Methodist Church. Surviving two brothers, James and Burn Gittings of Dallas, R. D. 1; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Richey* of Claysville, PA. The body will be taken to the late home from Kepner's (Funeral Home) 107 Key Avenue, Elm Grove, (Wheeling, WV), Wednesday morning.. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday (July 15, 1955) in the Dallas Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles Kupfer, will officiate. Interment will be made in Dallas Cemetery (Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV).

    SPECIAL NOTE: The sister's was Mrs. Thomas (Dessie) Richey, born June 14, 1885 died Dec. 24, 1974.

    Source: Obituary in Wheeling News Register, Wheeling, WV, Tuesday, July 12, 1955 page 4 and Wednesday, July 13, 1955 page 4. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

    Submitted by James Edward Dague.


    Gittings, Elbridge
    August 30, 2005 (Grisell's website)

    Gittings, Elbridge “Lee”, age 84 of Moundsville, Wva died Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at Wheeling Hospital Medical Park.

    He was born May 10, 1921 in Calis, Wva, the son of the late Jess and Opal Hartley Gittings.

    He was a graduate of Cameron High School, a WWII Army Veteran, a retired superintendent from the former US Stamping, Moundsville, a member of Calvary United Methodist Church for over 50 years, a 50 year member of both the VFW Post 437, Moundsville and Aerie (Eagles) 499.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Anna Virginia Morgan Gittings and an infant brother, Harry Gittings.

    Survivors include his loving daughter, Betty Jo (William) Hall of Wheeling, Wva, his loving son, Michael (Mindy) Gittings of Moundsville, four loving grandchildren, Chad Gittings of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, William (Rose) Hall of Washington, Pa, Joanna (Chad) Bulger of St. Clairsville, Ohio and David (Jenny) Gittings of Triadelphia, Wva, six great grandchildren, Chad, Mercedes and Becca Bulger of St. Clairsville, Chloe and Baylee Gittings of Triadelphia and Ethan Hall of Washington, Pa and two brothers, Dale (Wanda) Gittings and Lawrence (Bert) Gittings, all of Cameron.

    Family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 am with Rev. Debra K. Dague officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Wheeling where the Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.


    Obituary of JAMES FRANKLIN GITTINGS

    Gittings, James Franklin, Dallas, WV, passed away yesterday (Thursday, June 28, 1956) at 8:15 p.m. at his home on R. D. 1, after several months illness. He was born in Dallas, February 1, 1883, the son of John Gittings (1853-1944) and Susan Amos Gittings (1848-1925). He was a member Salem Methodist Church and attended the Dallas Methodist Sunday School. He is survived by his wife, Cora B. Farrell (1889-1964); one daughter, Maxine at home; a brother, L. B. Gittings of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Dessie Richey of Claysville, PA; several nieces and nephews and 20 foster children. Friends will be received at the late residence. Services will be held on Sunday (July 1, 1956) at 2 p.m. at the Dallas Methodist Church, with the pastor, Rev. Charles R. Kupfer, in charge. Burial will follow in Dallas Cemetery (Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV).

    Source: Obituary in Wheeling News Register, Wheeling, WV, Friday, June 29, 1956 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

    Submitted by James Edward Dague.


    NANCY GITTINGS

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
    March 4, 1904

    Nancy Gittings died at the age 70. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Two daughters have gone on before. She leaves her husband and four children to mourn their loss. Interment in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    June 22, 1932
    ("Moundsville Daily Echo" ?)

    Obituary, MRS. CLARA GODDARD

    Mrs Clara Butler Goddard, wife of N. H. Goddard was born Feb. 8, 1870 and departed this life June 21, 1932, aged 62 years, 4 months and 13 days. Surviving are her husband and the following children: Mrs. Joseph Hawkey of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; Mrs. Schley Mason of Moundsville; Mrs. Harold Allen of Bridgeport, Ohio; Mrs. Norwood Goudy of Warwood; Mrs. Obie Workman of Mt. Hope, WV; Therman L and Roy O of New Dale; Webster E. of Moundsville and Woodrow W. at home. A son Earney T preceded her in death several years ago at the age of 15 months. She also leaves eleven grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Sanford Wood of Proctor, and many other relatives and friends. She was loved by all who knew her. She had lived the last eight years in Moundsville, but spent the greater part of her life in Wetzel county. She became a member (It is cut off here, but she was a member of the Church of Christ.)

    Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


    "Moundsville Daily Echo", Tuesday, 21 NOV 1950

    ELMA MAE KELLY GODDARD

    Elma Mae Kelly Goddard, 46, sister of Mrs Virchie Morris of Moundsville, died Monday morning in the Wetzel county hospital after a two years illness. She was a resident of New Martinsville.

    The body is at the Iams funeral home, New Martinsville, where a service will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

    Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


    JOSEPH H. GODDARD

    Joseph H. Goddard, of Moundsville, WV, RD 3, died at 8:15 Saturday May 28th 1955 in Glendale hospital. Mr. Goddard was a life resident of Marshall County and was last employed by the J. C. Bardall Company in Moundsville. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in the Grisell Chapel. Interment occurred in Riverview cemetery. Mr. Goddard was born May 16th, 1894, son of Joshua & Fiann Smith Goddard. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Marie Furbee Goddard; two sons, Leonard & Donald, and a daughter, Mrs. Luella Tyrrell, all of Moundsville, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Rachel Black of Wellsburg & Mrs. Emma Wade of Moundsville, WV.

    Submitted by Norma Snyder.


    GODDARD, Kenneth Lee Yoho age 61 of Knob Fork, W.Va. died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at his home.

    He was born May 5, 1949 in New Martinsville, W.Va. the son of Pansy Yoho Price and the late John Kenneth Goddard.

    He was a retired teacher of 33 years having taught in Florida, West Virginia and New Mexico, he had a Masters Degree in Education Administration and was a member of National Middle School Association, National Education Association, and National Elementary Principals Association, a Catholic by faith and a member of the Lions Club in New Martinsville and New Mexico, Sons of American Revolution and the American Legion, New Martinsville.

    In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Rice and Ronald Goddard.

    Survivors include his mother, Pansy Yoho Price of Knob Fork, W.Va., three brothers, Terry Rice of Knob Fork, John (Bonnie) Rice of Uniontown, W.Va. and Herbert C. (Amy) Rice Jr. of Knob Fork, three sisters, Cathy, Linda and Becky.

    Several nieces and nephews.

    Family will receive friends on Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 751 Third St., New Martinsville where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dale Hostutler officiating.

    Interment will follow in the Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville W.Va.


    "Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 9 OCT 1950

    L F GODDARD Ends Own Life With Shotgun

    The body of Lemuel F Goddard, 36 year old Marx toy plant worker, was found in his automobile on an abandoned section of Water street near the riverbank in southern Moundsville about 7 o'clock this morning.

    He had ended his own life with a blast from a 10 gauge shotgun, according to Coroner J Frank Brannen, who said that no inquest would be held. The charge from the gun had torn through Goddard's head, killing him instantly and continued through a left rear window of the machine.

    The body was discovered by Officer Curtis Meyers of the city police force, who was patrolling the nearby highway in the police cruiser, and stopped to investigate the apparently abandoned machine.

    Brannen's investigation indicated that Goddard had stopped his car, gotten in the rear seat and braced the gun against his head after removing a shoe to enable him to trip the trigger with his toe. He left no notes, Brannen said, but his billfold containing identification papers was laid out on top of the front seat. The time of death was set at approximately 6:30 am.

    Investigating officers said that members of Goddard's family could assign no reason for his act, except that he had been in a very nervous state for some time.

    His wife, Mrs Alma Goddard, who was discharged Saturday said that he arose at his usual hour this moring, packed his lunch and left for work, after carrying her downstairs and placing her on a couch in their home at 2005 First street. He left the house about 6:05 am and appeared then to be in normal spirits, she said.

    The body was removed to Grisell's 805 Fifth street, pending arrangements for services.

    Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Ruth Ann, at home; his parents, John W and Zora Parsons Goddard of New Martinsville; three sisters, Mrs Clyde Boston of Moundsville, Mrs Robert Wiggins of Warren, Ohio, and Miss Edna B Goddard of New Martinsville.

    He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy.

    Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


    "Moundsville Daily Echo", 6 Jan 1943

    Goddard Rites to be held Thursday

    Funeral services for N. H. GODDARD, 75, who died at his home on Annadale Avenue Tuesday morning will be held at 12:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the late home. Following the brief rites there the body will be taken to Antioch church in Wetzel County for additional services and burial will be in Goddard Cemetery. The deceased was married to Clara B Butler 53 years ago and the following children were born: Thurman of Bebee, Roy of Proctor, RD2, Mrs. Nola Hawkey of Long Beach, CA, Mrs.. Nora Mason of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Ola Allen of Detroit, Webster of Moundsville, Mrs. Bessie Goudy of Warwood, Mrs. Mildaren Bitely of Jackson, MI and Woodrow of Detroit. Mrs. Goudy (misprint - should be Goddard) preceded him on June 21, 1932. He was born Feb 25, 1867 a son of John & Elizabeth Yoho Goddard.

    Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


    ROBERT R. GODDARD

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
    February 12, 1932

    Robert R. Goddard, son of Joshua and Elizabeth Goddard, was born May 1, 1849 and died January 16, 1932, aged 82 years, eight months and 16 days. His mother passed away having lived to be 100 years, 11 months and 13 days old. He married Cassie Yoho Eller who had previously been married to Absalom Eller on April 3, 1872. They had eight daughters, six living: Mrs. Ernest Lemons of Woodlands; Mrs. W. W. Parsons of Moundsville; Mrs. C. E. Kern of Fairmont, W. Va.; Mrs. L. G. Kime of Newark, Ohio; Mrs. P. K. Downs of Moundsville; and Mrs. Harry McCracken of Cameron. Mr. Goddard’s step-son, Charlie Eller of Proctor, W. Va., his wife, who passed away August 7, 1916, two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Yoho of Silver Hill, and Mrs. Raymond Reid of Cameron, and a step-daughter, Miss Rachel Eller, all preceded him in death. He leaves two brothers and one sister: M. B. Goddard of Paden City, W. Va.; David Goddard of Cameron; and Mrs. Anne Clemons of Proctor; 40 grandchildren (seven of whom have passed away) and 25 great-grandchildren (three of whom have passed away). He was a member of the Church of Christ. After his wife died 15 years ago, he made his home with his daughters. At the time of his death, he was staying with Mrs. L. G. Kime of Newark, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ at Moundsville. Burial was made in the Riverview Mausoleum.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    John James Goff

    Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, April 13, 1999

    John James Goff, 88, of Moundsville, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at home. Born July 1, 1910, in Edinsburg, OH, he was a retired school bus operator and farmer and a member of the Lynn Camp Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Miller Goff; his parents, Bernard and Ann Kelley Goff; a half-brother, Bernard Goff; a half-sister, Margaret Frick; a sister, Mary Ryan.

    Surviving are a son, James L. of Alexander, VA; a daughter, Mrs. H. Dan (Eva) Dague of Moundsville; two grandchildren, Scot and Christie Jo Dague, both of Moundsville.

    Friends received from 6 p.m. Tuesday until time of services at 8:30 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

    Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


    NANCY GORBY

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
    March 12, 1926

    Nancy Gorby, age 65, well known in Marshall and Wetzel Counties, W. Va., died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Mason of Olive Avenue, Moundsville. Mrs. Gorby suffered a stroke two weeks ago. She is survived by one son, William Gorby of Littleton, W. Va., and six daughters, Miss Mirtie Gorby of Moundsville; Miss Dora Gorby of Moundsville; Mrs. Della Ward of Cameron; Mrs. Flora Mason of Moundsville; Mrs. Floriana Pettit and Mrs. Lucy Snodgrass of Oklahoma. Five sisters and 26 grandchildren also survive. Her husband preceded her in death many years ago. The remains were removed to Lutes undertaking parlors and will be sent to Littleton where the funeral will take place. Interment will occur in the family cemetery.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


    Richard Sylvester Gorby
    [Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, April 6, 1987]

    GORBY, Richard S., 66, of 1111 Ninth St., Moundsville, died Saturday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. Friends received at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. Monday, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Salem Cemetery, Glen Easton, W.Va. Rosary devotions at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

    Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


    Rita A. O’Connell Allen Gorby
    [Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Thursday, March 3, 1983]

    GORBY, Rita A., 59, of 1111 Ninth St., Moundsville, died Wednesday in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was an employee of the former Marx Toy Co., Moundsville, and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Moundsville Surviving are her husband, Richard Gorby, two sons, William and Thomas Allen, both of Lansing, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Rita) Swierkos of Moundsville, and Mrs. Wilbur (Carol) Coleman of Tiltonsville; two stepsons, Richard of Moundsville and George Michael in Ohio; a sister Marietta McCombs of McMechen; 14 grandchildren Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p

    Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


    S. S. GORBY

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
    Friday, April 30, 1926

    S. S. Gorby died on Wednesday evening at his home on Third Street. Mr. Gorby was born and reared on Bowman Ridge and spent the early part of his married life there. About 30 years ago, he with his family, moved to this city and for a number of years was engaged in the feed business. Recently he was in the mercantile business on Fourth Street. Fifty years ago last December, he married Miss Bell O’Neil of Bowman Ridge. He has always been one of the most highly respected citizens in this community. Surviving him are Mrs. Gorby and three daughters, Mrs. Crim of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. D. E. Shildts and Miss Daisy Gorby; also two brothers, E. G. Gorby of Bowman Ridge and W. P. Gorby of this city; and two sisters, Mrs. David Founds of Hannibal, Ohio; and Mrs. W. B. Wilson of this city. Funeral services will be held at his late home at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


    "Moundsville Daily Echo", Friday, 20 AUG 1965

    STELLA JANE GORBY

    Mrs Stella Jane Gorby Taylor, 78, of 504 Washington avenue, died early this morning at RMHospital after a long illness. Born June 1, 1887 in Marshall county (Bowman Ridge), she was the daughter of the late David and Rebecca Altop Gorby. She was a member of Calvary Methodist church. Her Husband, Charles Wesley Taylor, died in 1950.

    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Cecil H Combs with whom Mrs Taylor made her home; one son, Archie C of Moundsville; one granddaughter, Mrs Dorothy Polsinelli of Moundsville; four great-grand-children; two sisters, Mrs Allie Darrah and Mrs Wylie Taylor, both of Moundsville; one brother, William Gorby, also of Moundsville.

    Friends may call at the Kirby funeral home, 118 Grant avenue, after 7 pm this evening. Arrangements for the funeral are incomplete.

    Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


    "Moundsville Daily Echo", 15 JAN 1973

    WILLIAM GORBY Died Saturday; Rites Tuesday

    William B Gorby, 81, of Cameron, died Saturday at the Anderson Nursing Home in Cameron. He was born March 26, 1891, at Kausooth, WV, a son of James and Eliza (Allman) Gorby. He was a retired employee of the B & O Railroad, and a member of the Cameron Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mertie Gorby in 1945 and a son, Ersel, in 1965. Surviving are two sons, Bernard of Cameron and Merritte of Pittsburgh; 3 daughters Mrs Katheryn White of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs Charles (Tennessee) Bryan and Mrs Lawrence (Irene) Fox both of Cameron; two sisters, Mrs Dixie Traveso of Redwood, CA and Mrs Della Milligan of Cameron; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Friends received at Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville. The body will be taken to the Cameron Church of Christ on Tuesday to lie in state from 1 pm until 2 pm when services will be held with Evangelist Tim Lavender officiating. Interment in Gorby Cemetery, Bannen, WV.

    Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


    WILLIAM GORBY

    Source: Newspaper clipping dated Jan. 20, 1910; no newspaper name.

    William Gorby, one of the oldest citizens of Wetzel County, W.Va., died Jan. 8, 1910 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josephus McCullough of Veto, W.Va. William Gorby was born in Ohio County, Va., now Marshall County, W.Va., in February 1820. He came to Wetzel County in 1838 and lived on what is now the John Leap farm. From there he moved to the Brown farm, south of this city. Just before the Civil War, he came to New Martinsville where he lived for several years. In 1839, he married Rebecca Jackson and to this union the following children were born: Ephraim, who died in infancy; Malinda, now Mrs. Josephus McCullough; Ira, who died a few years ago at Wellsburg, W.Va.; Rebecca, who married a Kerby and lived in Ind.; and Jesse, whose residence is in this city. Rebecca Jackson Gorby died and William Gorby married second to Christina Wade, to which the following children were born: Jonah, living near Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Jane McGowan, Bellaire, Ohio; James, who died at Sherrard, W.Va.; William of Belpre, Ohio; Selby, also of Belpre; Joseph of Wellsburg, W.Va.; Dudley of Reader, W.Va.; and John, who died young. For 76 years, Mr. Gorby was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The deceased was a man of large physique and great endurance and was very active until a few years ago. He was buried in Tomilson’s Cemetery.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    ADAM GOUDY

    No paper listed - dated 18 July 1999

    Goudy, Adam L., 89 of Powhatan Point, died Sunday July 18, 1999, in Wheeling Hospital. He was a retired coal miner with North American Coal Company, no 1,, Powhatan Point, and a member of The Amity United Methodist Church, Steinersville, Ohio.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, J William and Martha Fluharty Goudy; two brothers; two sisters. Surviving are his wife, Rose Parker Goudy; a son , Dale of West Minster, MD; two daughters, Milan Carole Matesick, Jerry Margaret Kennedy, both of Powhatan Point, Ohio; a sister, Hattie Yoho of Moundsville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

    Friends received 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Wednesday at Bauknecht Funeral Home, 186 Main St., Powhatan Point, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday.

    Interment in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Powhatan Emergency Squad.

    Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


    CHARLES GOUDY

    Died 8 Dec 1993

    Charles L Goudy, 89, formerly of Powhatan Point died Wednesday in the Shadyside Care Center. He was a retired coal miner of North America Coal Corp. No 1 mine, Powhatan Point, and a member of Amity United ME Church Steinersville.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Toler Goudy in 1962; his parents J. William and Matilda Fluharty Goudy; two sons Charles and Garren; a daughter, Betty Benedetta; a brother; two sisters.

    Surviving are two sons Harold of Oberlin, OH and Donald of Powhatan Point; two daughters, Elnora Baranich of Woodsfield and Maxine Baker of Shadyside; a brother Adam of Powhatan Point; a sister, Hattie Yoho of Moundsville; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

    Friends received noon to 9 p.m. today at Bauknecht Funeral Home, Powhatan Point, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Graysville Cemetery

    Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


    CHARLES T. GOUDY

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
    Friday, May 26, 1926

    Charles T. Goudy, age 68, a Marshall County, W. Va. farmer, died yesterday morning at 5:30 o’clock at his home at Sherrard following a brief illness. Mr. Goudy was born in Wheeling on February 11, 1858, but had spent his entire life as a farmer in the Sherrard district. He was a member of the Woodhill M. E. Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Stella Goudy, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Riley, at home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Allen Grove M. E. Church. Members of the Knights of Pythias lodge of Benwood will be in charge. Interment in the Allen Grove Cemetery.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    CLARENCE M. GOUDY

    Date written on obit but no paper listed - Oct 20, 1983

    New Martinsville - Clarence M Goudy, 79, of New Martinsville, died Tuesday at the West Virginia University Medical Center.

    He was born in Proctor, WV, a son of the late Mack and Olive Huff Goudy. He was a retired farmer and member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Morgantown, WV.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Anderson Goudy. He is survived by one son, Lee Goudy of Fairmont, WV; two daughters, Flossie Derby of New Martinsville and Thelma Riggs of Sistersville; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, today from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. where services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce Hayes of Morgantown will be officiating. Burial will be in Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville

    Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


    FRED GOUDY

    No paper listed - dated 25 June 1983

    Fred Goudy, 83, Died Friday

    Fred Goudy, 83, of Mound View Nursing Home, Moundsville, formerly of Warwood, died Friday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

    He was born January 24, 1900, at Proctor, son of Charles and Mary Henthorne Goudy.

    He was a member of the Christian Church and a former employee of Wheeling, Pittsburgh Steel.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Marie Voorheis Goudy in 1957.

    Surviving are four daughters, Mrs Harry (Wanda) Sine of Glendale, Mrs Harold (Mary Louise) Howell and Mrs. Thomas (Carole) West, both of Navarre, Ohio, Dorothy Simpson

    Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


    JOHN W. GOUDY

    Wheeling Inteligencer - 27 Sep 1968

    Goudy, John W, 80, of Lafayette Avenue Ext. Moundsville, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Reynolds Mememorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was born Sept 11, 1888, at Pioneer, Wetzel Co, son of Charles and Mary Belle Henthorne Goudy. He was a retired carpenter, a vet. of WWI, a member of American Legion Post 3, and a Protestant by faith.

    Survivors include his widow, Mary Tomlinson Goudy; one son, John, of CA; four brothers, Fred and Norwood, both of Warwood; Alton, of Paden City; and Wylie; two sisters. Mrs Ora Staley, of Moundsville; Mrs Bertha Meadows of Warwood.

    Friends received at Lutes Funeral Home, Moundsville. Services there at 3 p.m. Sat. with Rev. Charles Roth, Simpson ME Church, officiating. Burial in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville

    Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


    JOSEPH I. GOUDY

    Sunday News-Register-Wheeling,WVa April 14, 2002

    Goudy, Joseph I, 77, of New Martinsville, WV passed away Thursday, April ll, 2002 at Wetzel County Hospital.

    He was born June 3, 1924 in Woodland, Marshall County, a son of the late George Goudy and Myrtle (Doyle) Goudy.

    He was a retired plumber and steamfitter at Parkersburg Local No 565. He attended the First Church of God and was a veteran of WWII in the U.S. Air Force. Mr Goudy was also an ordained minister.

    He was preceded in death by three sisters: Felta, Geneva and Mabel; one brother William and a son, Joseph Jr.

    Surviving are his wife, Thelma Louise (Smith) Goudy, also an ordained minister; five sons, Robert of Florida, Samuel of Utah, Gary of Ohio, Victor of Sistersville, WV and Dale of New Martinsville, WV; four daughters; Barbara of Utah, JoAnn of New Martinsville, Joyce and Cathy, both of Maryland; two half brothers, Stephen and Frank both of New Martinsville; many grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

    Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.on Sunday at the Iams Funeral Home, 833 Third Street, New Martinsville, WV Services at 11 a.m. on Monday at First Church of God, Russell Street, New Martinsville, next to Wal-Mart. Officiating is Samuel Betts and Charles Swigger. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville

    Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin


    Jan. 21, 1985

    MARY D. GOUDY, 91, of Lafayette Avenue Extension, Moundsville, died Saturday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was a retired school teacher in Marshall County and a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Goudy, in 1968. Surviving are two nephews, Sam and Alfred Tomlinson, both of Moundsville; a niece, Alma O'Toole of Hagerstown, Md. Friends received at Lutes Funeral Home, Moundsville, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

    Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


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

    GOUDY, Ruby L., 78, of Orchid Avenue, Moundsville, W.Va., died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

    She was born April 27, 1925 in Marshall County, W.Va., the daughter of the late William and Rachel Crow Dardinger.

    She was a member of Ash Avenue Church of God, T.O.P.S. No. 65, Moundsville and the Busy Bee Quilters.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Charles Goudy; a sister, Wilma Goddard; and a brother, Lawrence Dardinger.

    Survivors include her husband, George E. Goudy; a son, Keith (Nancy) Goudy of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Diana Bumgardner of Washington, Pa. and Sandra Richmond of New Martinsville; two sisters, Virginia Haught and Goldie Gerardi, both of Moundsville; and two grandchildren, Joseph Bumgardner and Jamie Richmond.

    Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Vondie Cook and the Rev. Billy Rowe officiating. Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

    Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


    WILEY C. GOUDY

    No Newspaper - dated May 10, 1995

    Wiley C Goudy, of Mound View Nursing Home, Moundsville, formerly of New Martinsville, died Tuesday in the home. He was 101.

    He was born June 28 , 1894 in Proctor, a son of the late Charles and Mary Belle Henthorne Goudy.

    Goudy was a retired self-employed auto dealer, a Protestant and an Army veteran of World War I.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Ocea Chambers Goudy; a son Charles. Surviving are a son, George of Moundsville; three grandchildren, Keith Goudy of Columbus, Diane Bumgardner of Washington, PA, and Sandra Kay Richmond of Proctor; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters.

    Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Iams Funeral Home New Martinsville, where services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, with the Rev. Samuel Starling officiating. Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

    Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


    JACK GOULD DIED WEDNESDAY

    Jack Chalmer Gould, 79, of Morton Avenue, Moundsville, died Wednesday, November 17, 2004 in Wheeling Medical Park.

    He was born April 18, 1925 in Moundsville, the son of the late George and Olive Williams Gould.

    He was a WWII Navy Combat Veteran having served two invasions, one in Anzio, Italy and the other in Normandy, France. He was a retired sales manager from Pepsi-Cola, having served over 48 years, a lifetime member of VFW #437 and Earl Francis Post #3 American Legion. Jack loved children and animals. He played Santa Claus for 30 years and never accepted donations or charged a fee. He was a coach and original organizer of grade school football, played softball for the ACC Club and was Home Run King 3 years in a row. He was a member and past president of the Moundsville Kiwanis, served 12 years and was past president of the Marshall County Board of Education, past vice-president of the Upper Ohio Valley North/South Football Association; (now the OVAC) was on the committee to construct the Moundsville Field House, a member of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Peppers, has worked non-stop on the I-68 Project, organized the Moundsville Christmas parade for over 30 years of which he was the 2002 Grand Marshal, served on the Moundsville Municipal Building Commission and received the Dr. David Ealy Community Service Award.

    Surviving include his loving wife of 54 years, Jacquelyn Gould; a daughter, Joan (David) Palmer of Moundsville, a grandson, Brian Dayton; two sisters, Dorothy Klonsick of Newport Beach, CA and Jean Lemon of Frankfurt, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

    There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory.

    Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 300 Scott Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26508.

    Submitted by Eric Anderson.


    Mrs. Gouldsberry, 65, Passes Away

    Mrs. Martha Gouldsberry, 65, wife of Harley Gouldsberry, died Saturday evening at her home at 429 Annadale Avenue.

    Surviving, besides her husband are three sons, Joe and Vince of Moundsville, and Francis of Moundsville, RD 1; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Blake of Lynn Camp, Mrs. Zita Richmond of Weirton, Mrs. Laura Young of Moundsville, RD 1, and Mrs. Anna Cunningham, at home; two brothers, Harley E of Wheeling and William West of Moundsville; three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Blake of Burch Ridge, Mrs. Beulah Workman, and Mrs. Bessie Dobbs, both of Moundsville; 26 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Lutes funeral chapel. Rev. C. H. Langdon of Moundsville circuit and Rev. W.R. Eskew of Calvary Church will officiate and interment will be in Roberts Ridge cemetery.

    "Moundsville Daily Echo" - Monday, 13 February 1950

    *Note: Martha was daughter of John David and Ella V Richmond West. She is my Great Great grandmother.

    Submitted by Carla Quigley Stone.


    Wheeling Register, July 6, 1921

    TONY GRADISCEN

    HUNGER-STRIKER DIES AT MOUNDSVILLE PEN

    Tony Gradiscen, Given Life Term, Refused All Food After Sentence Was Imposed

    Moundsville, W. Va., July 5.--Convicted of robbery and murder and sentenced to serve a life term in the State Penitentiary here, Tony Gradiscen died in the prison hospital today, a hunger striker.

    Gradiscen, according to Penitentiary officials, refused to eat June 20, the date of his arrival here, and never swallowed anything afterward. Food was forcibly administered, but the prisoner continued to become weaker.

    Gradiscen was arrested and convicted in connection with a lumber camp holdup at Marlinton, W. Va. last winter.

    Submitted by Linda Fluharty.


    CYRUS GRANDON

    Cut from the Observer-Reporter Newspaper by Mabel Roup Kelley.

    Cyrus Grandon, 74, Avella, R.D.1, died in the Washington Hospital Thursday, Dec. 7, 1950, at 2:45 p.m. after an illness of two weeks.

    He was born in Wetzel County, W.Va., April 10, 1876, a son of Edward and Lavinia Miller Grandon.

    A carpenter by trade, he was employed by Washington County on bridge work.

    He was a member of the Church of Christ, Moundsville, W.Va.

    His wife, Minnie Dardinger Grandon, survives with three children, Mrs. Pearl Brager, Avella R.D.1; William Grandon, Claysville, R.D.1, and Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly, Washington, R.D.5; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Durig, and one brother, Leonard Grandon, both of Washington, R.D.5; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, also survive.

    Submitted by Mary J. Kelley.


    WILLIAM GRANDON

    Cut from the Observer-Reporter Newspaper by Mabel Roup Kelley.

    William Grandon, 51, of Claysville, R D 1, Buffalo Township , died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1955, at 5 p.m. in Washington Hospital after an illness of four weeks.

    He was born in West Virginia, Feb. 16, 1904, a son of Cyrus and Minnie Dardinger Grandon.

    Mr. Grandon was a member of the Taylorstown United Presbyterian Church.

    Most of his life he followed farming, and was employed by Thomas E. Knox for 24 years.

    He is survived by his wife, Twila Holmes Grandon; four children, Elizabeth, Mary, Robert and Louise, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. John Kelly, Washington R.D.5 and Mrs. John Brager, of Avella, R.D.1. A brother, Charles, died in 1942.

    Submitted by Mary J. Kelley.


    LAVINIA MILLER GRANDON

    Cut from the Observer-Reporter Newspaper by Mabel Roup Kelley. Date unknown.

    Mrs. Lavina Miller Grandon, widow of Edward Grando, Civil War veteran, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Durig, Tuesday, May 14, aged 87 years. Besides Mrs. Durig three sons survive: Cyrus Grandon, John Grandon and Leonard Grandon. A brother, E. Miller, of Sistersville, also survives. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Lutes Mortuary, Moundsville. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery.

    Submitted by Mary J. Kelley.


    JAHU GRANDON

    Cut from the Observer-Reporter Newspaper by Mabel Roup Kelley.

    Jahu Grandon, 75, a farmer of the Claysville district for the past 55 years, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 1949, at his home, Claysville, R.D.1, after an illness of several years.

    Mr. Grandon was born in Wetzel County, W.Va., Dec 22, 1873, a son of Edward and Lavinia Miller Grandon. Located in the Claysville district as a young man, he had resided there since. He never married.

    He was a member of the West Washington Methodist Church.

    One sister and two brothers survive: Mrs. Mary E. Durig and Leonard Grandon, of Washington, R.D.5, and Cyrus Grandon, Avella, R.D1.

    Death Notice in Observer- Reporter
    GRANDON---Friends of Jahu Grandon, 75, of Claysville, R.D.1, who died Saturday, Nov. 19, 1949 at 11 a.m., will be received at the Brownlee Funeral Home, Claysville, where funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 21, 1949 at 2 p.m., conducted by his pastor, Rev. John H. Debolt, of West Washington Methodist Chuech. Interment in Claysville Cemetery. H.H.Brownlee and Son, Claysville, funeral director.

    Submitted by Mary J. Kelley.


    JOHN GRANDSTAFF

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
    January 1, 1904

    John Grandstaff has died at Fairview, West Virginia. He was 78 years old. His wife passed away 16 years ago. The funeral will be Tuesday at Fairview.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.

    HARRY T. GRAY

    "Moundsville Echo" Aug. 1976

    GRAY, Harry T., 82, of 1515 Belmont St., Bellaire, died Tuesday at Bellaire City Hospital. He was a retired employee of Wheeling Machine Products and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his widow, Zelma Gray; one son, Arthur of Bellaire; three daughters, Wanda Stzary of Rayland, Phyllis Burgey of Bellaire, Janice Bell of Neffs; two brothers, Presley Gray of Elm Grove, Brady Gray of Sand Hill, W. Va.; one sister, Zelika Melcher of Wheeling; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Walter C. Bauknecht and Sons Funeral Home, Bellaire, where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment in Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.

    Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


    Jan. 1924 "Wheeling News Register"

    JOHN MORGAN GRAY, born Jan. 2nd 1854, died Jan. 8, 1924, at the home of his son Russell Gray of Calis.

    Early in life Mr. Gray was married to Miss Esther Dougherty and to this union was born nine children. His wife and four of the children proceeded him to the grave. He had spent most of his life at Calis and since his wife's death in 1915 he had made his home mostly with his son Russell Gray where he passed over the dark river of death.

    Mr. Gray had only been sick a short time with dropsy. Through all his suffering he was patient to the end. All that loving hearts and willing hands could do was done but when God called him to come, he closed his eyes and peacefully passed out of this world to awaken in Heaven where there is nothing but joy and peace.

    It is hard to give our loved ones up, but, oh, so sweet to know they are at rest with the angels and the Lord. He leaves two sons, Russell Gray of Calis and Walter Gray of Farmington; three daughters, Mrs. Russell Winters of Elm grove, Mrs. Emma McCardle of Cameron, and Nellie of Moundsville, twenty-two grand children and one brother B. T. Gray of Viola.

    Services were held at Mt. Hope church by Rev. Swan, Thursday, Jan 10, at 10:30 a. m. He was laid to rest in Mt. Hope cemetery to await the resurrection morn.

    Gone but not forgotten to that land of peace and joy.

    Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


    JOHN MORGAN GRAY

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

    John Morgan Gray was born Jan. 2, 1854 and died Jan. 8, 1924, at the home of his son Russell Gray of Calis in Marshall County, W.Va. Early in life Mr. Gray was married to Miss Esther Dougherty and to this union nine children were born. His wife and four of the children preceded him to the grave. He had spent most of his life at Calis and since his wife’s death in 1915, he had made his home mostly with his son Russell Gray, where he passed away. He leaves two sons, Russell of Calis and Walter Gray of Farmington, W.Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Russell Winters of Elm Grove, W.Va.; Mrs. Emma McCardle of Cameron, W.Va.; and Nellie of Moundsville, W.Va.; 22 grandchildren and one brother, B. T. Gray of Viola, W.Va. Services were held at the Mt. Hope Church by Rev. Swan. Interment was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    Obituary, Death Notice of JOHN VINCENT GRAY

    John V. Gray, 81, resident of R. D. #3, Moundsville (Marshall County, West Virginia), died in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital at Glen Dale (Marshall County, WV) Saturday (June 28, 1952) at 9:45 a.m. after being in ill health for about a year.

    The deceased was born in Marshall County (WV), September 25, 1871**, son of the late Bushrod T. Gray (1849?-1926) and Nancy Porter Gray (1844?-1922). He was a Methodist by faith and a farmer by occupation.

    He is survived by his wife, Isabelle Grindel Gray (1870-1958); four sons, Harry and Presley Gray, both of Elm Grove (Wheeling, WV), Brady of Sand Hill, WV and George of Viola, WV, a daughter, Mrs. Zuleika Melcher of Wheeling and two brothers, Clalmber Gray and Lindsey Gray, both of Moundsville. In addition, 26 grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.

    Friends are being received at the Kepner Funeral Home in Elm Grove (Wheeling, WV) where services will be held Tuesday morning (July 1, 1952) at 10 o'clock in charge of the Rev. Noble Crew. Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery (Sand Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery).

    BIRTH CONFLICT: The headstone at Sand Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery states that Mr. Gray was born September 11, 1872.

    Source: Obituary, Death Notice in Wheeling News Register, Wheeling, WV, Sunday, June 29, 1952. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

    Submitted by James Edward Dague.


    "Moundsville Echo" Feb. 1963

    GRAY, LINDSEY (J. T.), 77, of 225 Elm Avenue, Moundsville, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born at Viola, W. Va., May 16 1885, the son of Bushrod T. and Nancy Porter Gray. A retired painting contractor, he was a Protestant by faith. Surviving are his wife, Edna Moore Gray; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Eleanor) Grall, Mrs. Harry (Dotsy) Wagner, Mrs. Ervin (Nancy) Plants and Mrs. Roy (Lila) Wise, all of Moundsville; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends are being received at the Riggs Funeral Home, Moundsville. Services will be conducted there on Wednesday at 2 p.m. by the rev. Elwood Fleming and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

    Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


    LULA ORLENA WOOD GRAY

    Mrs. Madison Gray Claimed by Death

    Mrs. Lula Orlena Wood Gray wife of Madison Gray of 1906 Meighen Ave. died at her home Jan. 1, 1942 at 1:40 pm. She was born on Nov. 19, 1877, a daughter of Hiram R. and Margaret Viola Geho Wood. She had lived in Moundville twenty years with her husband. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

    She is survived by her husband, a son Roy Gray of Moundsville; five daughters Mrs. Clarice Wood, Mrs. Laura Carney, Mrs. May McDougall, all of Moundsville, and Mrs. Wilma Kestner, Glendale Heights; two brothers, William Wood of Bellton, and J.M. Wood of Cannonsburg, and a sister, Mrs. Dora Gray of Cameron. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, and one great grand child.

    The body is at the Riggs funeral home; will be returned to the family home Thursday morning, pending completion of funeral arrangements, tentatively set for Saturday.

    Submitted by Marsha Clark.


    MORGAN GRAY

    March 1915 "Wheeling News Register"

    On Monday morning March the 22nd, 1915, the death angel visited the home of Morgan Gray and claimed for its victim the wife and mother Ester Gray, aged 57 years, six months and five days.

    She had been a patient sufferer for some time with that dread disease cancer but throughout her suffering was never heard to complain, as loved ones gathered around her bedside she greeted them with a pleasant smile. All was done that kind hearts and willing hands could do, but all in vain. As calmly as a babe on its mother's bosom she fell asleep to wake no more.

    She leaves her husband, five children and many relatives to mourn their loss. The children are Walter Gray of Grafton, Mrs. Mary Winters of Sand Hill, Mrs. Emma McCardle of Cameron, Russell Gray of this place and Miss Nelle Gray at home.

    Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dunbar after which she was laid to rest in Mt. Hope cemetery to await the resurrection morn. A precious one from us is gone.
    A voice we loved is still.
    A place is vacant in our home.
    Which never can be filled.

    Written by a FRIEND

    Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


    NANCY (PORTER) GRAY

    Last sad rites over the body of the late Nancy Gray was held Thursday afternoon at her home at Viola. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Porter and was born at Fulton, Ohio County where she spent her early days. During the last forty years she has resided at Viola.

    She was in her 78th year. She was widely known through out the community and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A kind and loving mother always ready to aid with that helping hand until God came and took her home. She suffered for the past three years with heart trouble and death was not unexpected but came with a shock.

    Mrs. Gray is survived by her husband, Bushrod Taylor Gray, four brothers and two sisters. She was the mother of eight children two having already preceded her to the grave. Surviving are Ellenora Gillispie of Steubenville, Mrs. Mary Blanche Davis of Steubenville, Chalmer Brannon Gray of Moundsville, John Vinton Gray, William Ross Gray and Lindsay Taylor Gray of Viola. Also 38 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

    The funeral was largely attended. Rev. Hockingberry, pastor of the Sand Hill M. E. church, officiated.

    She was a member of the Christian church but her body was interred in Sand Hill cemetery. The Pallbearers were grand children Clarence and Willie Hagermon of Steubenville, Harry Melcher of Wheeling, Harry, Presley and William Gray of Viola.

    Submitted to the "Moundsville Echo" by a daughter, 23 June 1922. She died 12 June 1922.

    Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


    "Wheeling Intelligencer" April 20th, 1995

    PRESLEY GRAY

    GRAY, Presley Clifford, 91, of 174 Idabelle Ave., Elm Grove, Wheeling, died Tuesday in Wheeling Hospital. He was a retired machine operator for the former Wheeling Machine Products, a retired employee of the Moundsville Musicians Union and a member of the Elm Grove Methodist Church. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Myrtle Toland Gray, in 1990; a son, Quentin, in 1976; his parents, John and Isabelle Grindle Gray; three brothers; a sister. Surviving are a son James E. Sr. of Wheeling; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Grace Ann) Mozingo of Charlotte Courthouse, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

    Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


    "Moundsville Echo" March 12, 1953

    Russell Gray

    Russell Gray, of Cameron RFD 3, near Calis, died yesterday at 9 a.m. in Ohio Valley General Hospital after a short illness. A native of West Virginia he was born February 25, 1877, a son of Morgan and Esther Daugherty Gray. He was united in marriage to Minnie Ashcraft on June 18, 1905.

    Surviving are his widow and the following children: Mrs. Mary Montgomery, Steubenville; Mrs. Leonard Fish, New Cumberland; Mrs. Ethelyn McClure of Cameron RFD 4; Miss Villet Gray, at home; Allen and Robert, at home; Arthur Gray, Sherrard; and Ross Gray, Wheeling; three sisters, Mrs. Mary winters, Sand Hill; Mrs. Nell Garrison, Moundsville RFD 1; and Mrs. Emma McCardle, Cameron, and 10 grandchildren.

    Friends are being received at the Antill Funeral Home and services will be held in Mt. Hope Church, Saturday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. John Helms. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

    Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


    ANNA GREEN

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.

    Monday, May 6, 1935

    Mrs. Anna Green, wife of J. W. Green of Dover, Ohio, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Albert Williams at 304 Tenth Street, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, following a lengthy illness. She was in her 67th year. Surviving are her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Kerns and Mrs. Albert Williams of Moundsville. Funeral services will be conducted from the home of her sister at 304 Tenth Street on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in charge of Rev. R. W. Hibbert, pastor of the Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    WILLIAM GREEN

    Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
    June 24, 1904

    William Green died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. Peabody on Tomlinson Avenue. He was 65 years old. The funeral will be Thursday and interment will be in the Mt. Rose Cemetery. He had lived at Marion in Wetzel County until a few months ago.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


    "Herald Star" - Steubenville, Ohio Sat. Feb 20, 1999

    MARIE GREER

    Marie "Boots" Greer 75 of Mingo Junction, OH died Friday Feb 19th 1999, at home.

    She was born Feb. 7, 1924 in Marshall County, WV, a daughter of the late John and Olga (WYATT) WORKMAN. She is proceeded in death by her Husband, Olen GREER; four brothers and three sisters.

    She was a retired employee of the Laundry department of Trinity Medical Center East and a member of Finley United Methodist Church.

    She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Sam (Brenda) Marchetta of Mingo Junction, Debra ((1st marriage)Osz) Hale of Steubenville, Linda Aceto of Steubenville, and Donita Rine of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister Betty Tressler of Steubenville; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    Wheeler Funeral Home 101 Longview Ave, Mingo Junction
    Burial Oakland Cemetery, Mingo Junction, Ohio Monday Feb. 22, 1999.

    Submitted by Bridgette Osz.


    Moundsville Daily Echo, May 6, 1968

    MRS. GRINDLE, 91, DIED SUNDAY

    Mrs. Etta (Van Horne) Grindle, 91, of Seward, Pa., died May 5.

    She was born February 18, 1887 at Greene County, Pa. a daughter of the late John and Susie Bungard.

    She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Van Horne, 1927, and second husband William Grindle, in 1963 and a son Archie Van Horne, in 1967.

    Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Esta Kane, Dearborn, Mich. Mrs. Edith Barnhardt, Littleton, W. Va., Mrs. Wanda Stewart, Washington, Pa.; and Mrs. Marie Grindle, Coral, Pa.; thirty?six grandchildren and twenty?one great?grandchildren; one one sister, Mrs. Bertha Sayers, of Moundsville.

    Friends are being received at the Gray Funeral Home at Seward, Pa.

    Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Greenlawn cemetery, Moundsville.

    Submitted by Eric Anderson.


    ELWOOD G. GRISELL

    Grisell, Elwood G., 87, of Moundsville, died Sunday, August 11, 2002.

    He was born on November 1, 1914 in Moundsville, the son of the late Elmer F. and Bessie May Conner Grisell.

    He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dwaine M. Grisell Hess on April 2, 1975 and a brother, Curtis E. Grisell on May 12, 1991.

    He graduated from Moundsville High School in 1932 and from the Clevland College of Embalming in 1935, receiving his Embalming License #486 and Funeral Directors License #986 on November 8, 1935.

    He is durvived by his wife, Helen L. Chambers Grisell, whom he married on September 2, 1936, having celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on September 2, 2001.

    In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Sidney E. (Bonnie) Grisell, President/CEO of Grisell's Funeral Services, Inc.; seven grandchildren, Dr. David E. (Cindy) Hess of Bridgeport, WV, Mrs. Gregory (Kimberly R.) Heavner of Old Town, MD, Mrs. George (Anne L.) Williams of Richmond, VA, Eric C. (Dawn) Grisell of Cordin, KY, Connie E. and Elliott G. Grisell of Glen Dale, WV, Darren Toms of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and eleven great grandchildren.

    Mr. Grisell had a distinguished career in Funeral Services. He was a member of the National Funeral Director's Association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes, WV Funeral Directors Association, and the Northern Funeral Directors Association. He served as president of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association in 1961 and served on the West Virginia State Board from October 1965 to August 1977, where he was president from 1967-1968 and 1974-1976.

    Mr. Grisell retired from practice in funeral service on November 1, 1979, but served as chairman of the board of Grisell's Funeral Service until the time of his death. He was a life long member of the Simpson United Methodist Church having served on various boards and committees of the Church.

    He was a member of the Moundsville Lodge #282, B.P.O. Elks, having joined in 1942 and having served as Exalted Ruler in 1948-49. He was instrumental in the construction of the Fifth Street Elk's Building. Mr. Grisell also served as Past Exalted Ruler, Past State President of the WV Elks Association (1950-51), Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler (1960-61), and served the Grand Lodge by being Grand Esteemed Loyal Knight of the Lodge (1989-90). He was selected as State Elk of the Year 1963-64, 1986-87 and again in 1991 and received his lifetime membership in 1989. Mr. Grisell held many offices throughout his distinguished career; Past President, Secretary of the Past Exalted Rulers Association, Treasurer, Trustee of the Lodge, and Trustee of the WV State Elk's Association.

    Mr. Grisell was a charter member and first Governor of Moundsville Moose lodge L.O.O. #1087 and received his fifty-year membership in 1990. He was a charter member of the Moundsville Lion's Club, having served as President, Secretary, Board of Directors, receiving his fifty year membership in Nov. 1988. He was a life member of the North American Hunting Club, a fifty-year member of Moundsville AERIE #499, F.O. Eagles, a fifty-year member of Marshall Union Lodge #8, A.F. and A.M., a fifty year member of the Marshall County Hunting and Fishing Club, a member of the Moundsville Rifle and Pistol Club, and the National Rifle Association.

    He was a member of the Marshall County Senior Citizens, the American Association of Retired Persons and the American Bowling Congress.

    Mr. Grisell held many honorary positions throughout his career; for 25 years he served on the board of directors at the former Colonial Saving and Loan Association, being chairman of the board when they merged with Magnet Bank. He also served on the Board of Directors for the former Mercantile Bank. He served on the Moundsville Police Civil Service Commission for 18 years and was instrumental in drawing up the first set of Rules and Regulations for the department.

    He chaired many additional committees throughout his lifetime such as the American Red Cross, the Boy Scouts of America and the High School Field House. He also sold war bonds every three months in the business district during WWII.

    Family will receive friends on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at 10:45 a.m. at Simpson United Methodist Church, 800 Seventh Street, Moundsville with Rev. Dr. William Calhoun and Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville where the Marshall Union Lodge #8 A.F. & A.M. will conduct Masonic Graveside Services.

    Past Exalted Rulers of Moundsville Lodge #282, B.P.O. Elks, will conduct services on Monday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Perceptions at Simpson United Methodist Church.

    Submitted by Phyllis Slater.


    Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, March 9, 1965

    MRS. DELLA GUMP DIED

    Mrs. Della Elizabeth Gump, 80, of Cameron RD 4, died Monday, March 8th at the home of her son Earl. She was born on Fish Creek on November 7, 1874, daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Waller Kirby. She was a member of the First Christian church.

    Surviving are three children of Cameron; six grandchildren; 14 great?grandchildren.

    Friends are being received at the Antill funeral home in Cameron, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Highland cemetery, Cameron.

    Submitted by Eric Anderson.


    Mrs. DELLA ELIZABETH GUMP

    GUMP, Mrs. Della Elizabeth, 80, of Cameron RD4, widow of William E. Gump, died Monday at the home of her son, Earl. She was born on Fish Creek, Marshall County, Nov. 7, 1874, a daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Waller Kirby and was a member of the First Christian Church. Her husband died in 1952. Surviving are three children, Clarence (Happy) Chambers, Earl Gump and Mrs. William Stewart, all of Cameron; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Antill Funeral Home, Cameron, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 with Rev. John Mostoller officiating. Burial in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

    Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


    Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, March 9, 1965

    GUMP, ELLA ELIZABETH, 80, of Cameron, R.D. #4, widow of William E. Gump died Monday at the home of her son, Earl. She was born on Fish Creek, Marshall County, WV November 7, 1874, a daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Waller Kirby and was a member of First Christian Church. Her husband died in 1952. Surviving are three children, Clarence "Happy" Chambers, Earl Gump, and Mrs. William Stewart all of Cameron, six grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. Friends received at the Antill Funeral Home, Cameron, where services will be held at 2 with Rev. John Mostoller officiating. Burial at Highland Cemetery.

    Submitted by Eric Anderson.


    Albert Ray Gunion, Sr.

    [Source: WNR, Monday, May 1, 1978]

    GUNION, Albert Ray, Sr., 46, of 15 Schubert's Lane, Mozart, died Monday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. He was an employee of Benwood Police Department, Protestant by faith and a veteran of the Korean conflict. Surviving are his wife, Marsha Lopert Gunion, a son, Albert Ray, Jr. at home; a daughter, Mrs. Gloria Curto of Moundsville; two brothers, Charles Bassell of Pittsburgh, Pa. and William Bassell of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Mae Maxwell of Elm Grove and Mrs. Jane Guthrie of Santa Barbara, Calif. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheeling.

    Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


    ROBERT GUTHRIE

    Source: Florida Today, Brevard County, Florida - Tuesday, September 7, 1993

    Robert Guthrie, 75, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant, died Sunday, September 5, 1993 at Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach. Mr. Guthrie was born in Moundsville, W.Va. He came to Brevard County 12 years ago from New Hampshire. He was a Mason and Shriner. While serving as an aerial gunner over Germany during World War II, Mr. Guthrie’s aircraft was shot down by German fighters on his 13th mission. He received severe wounds from shell fragments and was captured. He was a prisoner of war for three years, held in Stalag 17B and was released in 1945. Although he qualified for retirement because of the loss of an eye, he continued to serve. He had been awarded the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, Air Medal with Three Clusters and the EAMC Service Ribbon. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Jo Guthrie of Cocoa Beach; daughter, Patricia Rich of Nelson, N.H.; son, Richard Guthrie of Sierra Madre, Calif.; sister, Sara Mowery of Paden City, W.Va.; and three grandchildren. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach. Services with full military honors will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

    Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


    John Guzek Jr.

    GUZEK, John, Jr., 84, of Stewart Street,, Moundsville, W.Va., died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, Saturday, November 25, 2006.

    He was born February 1, 1922 in Johnstown, Pa., the son of the late John, Sr. and Janina “Jenny” Gorczyczewska Guzek.

    He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

    John was a decorated US Army World War II veteran; a member of the VFW; and the Game Fowl Breeders Assoc. He was a retired coal miner with the Valley Camp Coal Company; and a former president of UMWA District No. 6.

    John loved to golf, fish, garden, and raise roosters. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan; and was known for his honesty and great sense of humor. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and Pappy, enjoying time with his family above all.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Billy Williamson; four brothers, Ted, Eddie, Ben and Walter Guzek; six sisters, Verna Banasek, Pauline Rejonis, Jenny Kotson, Florence (Chessie) Burlingham, Irene Adkins Burness, and Mary Ann Stocklask.

    Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Kathleen “Kap” O’Neil Guzek; two sons, John “Ted” (Carol Thomas) Guzek of Glen Dale and Mike Guzek of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Marsha Burke and her fiance, Larry Furbee, of Adena, Ohio; two brothers, Frank (Dolly) Guzek of Moundsville and Chester (Jeannie) Guzek of Fredrick, Md.; one sister, Rita Guzek of Glen Dale; six grandchildren, Shelly (John) Och of Glen Dale, Charles (Joan Matta) Guzek of Ashburn, Va., Russell (fiancee, Maria Murillo) Guzek of Independence, W.Va., Sally (Eric) Heberle of Pickerington, Ohio, Kathryn “Angel” (Jeff) Andrews, and Joni Burke all of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; twelve great-grandchildren, Luke, Derek, and Jade Och, Jake and Kayleigh Guzek, Allie, Abbey, and Aubrey Guzek, Lexie, Caroline, and Teddi Marie Heberle and Jeffrey Andrews; and several nieces and nephews.

    Family will receive friends on Sunday from Noon-3 and 6-9 p.m. and Monday from Noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, with Fr. Albert Driesch officiating, and the Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military services.

    Private interment in Halcyon Hills, Sherrard, W.Va.


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