Marshall County Obituaries
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SHARON HADSALL

HADSELL, Sharon J., 59, of Third Street, Glen Dale, W.Va., died Sunday, December 2, 2007, at home.

She was born February 19, 1948 in Wheeling, W.Va., the daughter of Doris Rutherford Schimmell of Columbus, Ohio and the late Arthur Teater.

She was a employee of the former Hills Department Store, Jewelry Department; and a Star Trek Fan.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband of 41 years, Gary Hadsell; three daughters, Mary (Martin) Rivera of Ocala, Fla., Heather (Alfred) Jones of Wheeling and Kathy (Steve) Tieland of New Hampshire; and six grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville with Jim Bickerton officiating.

Entombment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Sherrard, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3711 Morgantown Industrial Park, Morgantown, WV 26501-23647.


Oct. 30, 1970

ROBERT LEE HAFER DIED

Robert Lee Hafer, 76, of 6 Tenth St. McMechen, died Friday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born July 16, 1894, in Proctor, W.Va., son of Beauregard and Francis Powell Hafer. He was a retired Police officer for McMechen; a member of the McMechen United Methodist church, a veteran of World War 1; and a member of American Legion, Earl Francis No. 3.

Surviving are his widow, Suzatta Kemple Hafer; two sons, Eugene Beauregard of McMechen, and Robert of Derwood, Md., 6 grandchildren, four sisters,Mrs. Hazel Earlewine and Miss Allie Hafer, both of New Martinsville, Mrs. Grace Brown of St Mary's and Mrs. Saide Leggett of Lansing, Mich.

Friends received at the Kirby Funeral Home, 1001 Marshall Street, McMechen, today 2-4 and 7-9 and tomorrow 12-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, in charge of Rev. Ross James. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Corrections by Jane Hafer - Robert Lee's wife's name was Suetta, and his sister 's name from Lansing, Michigan was Sadie Liggett.)


ESTHER HAHN

Hahn, Esther, age 99, lifetime resident of Moundsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born March 15, 102, in Moundsville, daughter of the late Ludwig and Wilhelmina Holler Hahn.

She was a graduate of West Liberty State College; a former second grade teacher at the former First Ward elementary School, with 50 years of service; a member of ADK Sorority; and member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Moundsville, where she played the organ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John "JW." Hahn in 1997 and Karl Hahn in 2000; three sisters, Yolanda Hahn Poist, Viola Johanna Hahn and Helen Shannon, in 1998. Surviving are two nephews, Rev. David Poist of Charlottesville, Va. and Malcolm Poist of New Brunswick, Md.

Family will receive friends 7-9 pm Friday at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Then from 10am Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 503 Lafayette Ave., Moundsville, with Pastor Judith Marlow officiating, Interment in Mount Rose Cemetery, Moundsville.Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church.

Submitted by Phyllis Slater.


SONDRA LOU (LAPPERT) HALE

Star-Telegram, Ft. Worth, Texas, May 10, 2009

Sondra Hale, 62, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday, May 11, at St. Barnabas United Methodist Church, 5011 W. Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington.

When Jack Lee and Blanche Louise Lappert brought Sondra Lou into the world on Jan. 31, 1947, neither they nor anyone else could've dreamed of how many lives would be touched by her unconditional love, compassion and her wonderful sense of humor.

Sondra grew up in the community of McMechen, W.Va. After high school graduation [Sherrard High School] she married Ralph William Farris Jr. of Wheeling, W.Va. While lovingly raising her three boys, she was active in many volunteer activities, including the Parent Teachers Association and was named national PTA person of the year.

When a local child was tragically run over while crossing in front of his school bus, Sondra worked with the state and local legislators and succeeded in having a law passed requiring school bus drivers to walk small children across the road so as to prevent future accidents.

She was a full-time mother. Her favorite and most rewarding job during this period was as research and bookmobile librarian.

To promote reading and increase book circulation Sondra founded the nationally known "I Read Fifty Books" program. Many of us can recall the nationally distributed poster that simply stated "READ" featuring Miss Piggy as a librarian, designed by Sondra.

Sondra, always having a special love for children, while in Daytona Beach, was a special education teacher. After relocating to Santa Ana, Calif., Sondra enrolled in the Braille Institute. Because of her love of reading, learning Braille came naturally to her and soon after she began assisting others in learning Braille.

After moving to Texas with her husband, Tom Hale, Sondra found a church home at St. Barnabas United Methodist Church of Arlington. She exhibited a love of spirituality and had an active role in three Bible study classes per week. She also served as a Stevens minister.

Sondra's heart and home were always open to those who needed her. Those who've come to her house have stated that they felt like part of her adopted family. Through her example she brought many to know and love Jesus.

Despite crippling upsets and uphill battles against several ailments tied to mitochondrial myopathy, she continued to smile over the smallest pleasures. People around her could not help but notice her joy in life, thus lifting their spirits.

Sondra would often walk through the gate of her secret garden enjoying the colors, fragrances and sounds. It seemed as though every bloom was a new beginning.

Sondra was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Blanche Lappert; nephew, Donnie Lee Lappert Jr.; and in-laws, Elmer and Emily Hale and Ralph and Madeline Farris.

Survivors: Husband, Thomas E. Hale; sons, Kevin Farris of Daytona Beach, Fla., Scott Farris of Moundsville, W.Va., and Eric Farris of Arlington; grandchildren, Scotty and Ciara Farris of Wheeling, W.Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Phyllis "Cricket" Lappert; brother, Tom Lappert; her guide dog, Lindsey Lou; many brothers and sisters of the church; and countless friends.


JACOB HAMMOND

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
November 6, 1891

Mr. Jacob Hammond, one of the oldest residents of Marshall County, died at his home out the Waynesburg Road Tuesday, and was buried at 10 o’clock. His funeral took place at Fairview Cemetery and was largely attended. He was about 80 years of age and had always borne the esteem and respect of all who knew him.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


HAMILTON, MARY JANE

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Friday, September 7, 1934

Miss Mary Jane Hamilton died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Redd of RD 4, Cameron, W. Va., Thursday evening. She was a native of Baltimore, Md., but spent the greater part of her life in Marshall County, W. Va. Her family moved here when she was quite young. She was the daughter of Robert and Rachael Tuttle Hamilton and was born April 30, 1870. Three sisters survive: Mrs. Caroline Whipkey, Mrs. Edward Hubbs and Mrs. Frank Redd, all of Cameron, and one brother, Joe Hamilton of Triadelphia, W. Va. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


SAMUEL MARTIN HAND

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Tuesday, September 18, 1934

Samuel Martin Hand, age 82, lifelong resident of Elm Grove, W. Va., was born in Sand Hill, Marshall County, W. Va., and passed away at the family home on Stone Church Road this morning. He was the son of the late John and Mary Hand and was a carpenter. He was a member of the Stone Presbyterian Church. Surviving are four sons: John of Claysville, Pa., Walter, Frank and Harry, all of Elm Grove, and one daughter, Mrs. May Shanley. His wife, Mary Thompson Hand, died many years ago.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


FRANCES OLIVE HANLEY

"MRS. JAS E. HANLY STRICKEN SUDDENLY"

"Moundsville Daily Echo"- Dec. 14, 1946

Mrs. Frances Olive Hanly, 74, wife of James E. Hanly, died suddenly this morning at 6:30 o'clock in the family home, 1019 Tomlinson avenue, Moundsville. She had resided here since September, coming here from Uniontown, Pa.

Mrs. Hanly was born in Smithfield, Pa, Dec. 11, 1872, daughter of the late George W. Brown and Mary C. Rotharmel. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Uniontown.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Adolph Daniel, Arlington, Va; Mrs. Eugene Sawicki, Cincinnati, Oh; and Mrs. Robert Yurcina, Moundsville; 4 grandchildren; three brothers, O. S. Brown, Smithfield, Pa; E. D. and R. J. Brown, both of Uniontown, Pa; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Morton, Uniontown and Mrs. Anna Cameron, Smithfield, Pa.

The body was removed to the Riggs funeral home and will later be taken to the Ferguson funeral home, Uniontown, where services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday. Interment will be in Sylvan cemetery, Uniontown.

Submitted by Barbara Blake Goddard.


JAMES EDWIN HANLEY

"J. E. HANLEY, 81, DIES EARLY TODAY"

"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Feb. 24, 1954

James Edwin Hanley, 81, of 1019 Tomlinson Ave., and a former resident of Uniontown, Pa, died in the Glendale hospital at 4:15 am.

Hanley was born in Cameron January 17, 1873, son of Patrick and Mary Ann Reddy Hanley. He spent most of his life in Uniontown.

Mr. Hanley, a retired railroader, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Adolph Daniel and Mrs. Robert Yurcina, both of Moundsville, and Mrs. Eugene Sawicki of Gainsville, Fl.

The body was removed to Grisell's, 805 5th St. and will be taken to the Ferguson funeral home in Uniontown, Pa, late today where funeral services will be held.

Submitted by Barbara Blake Goddard.


The Arizona Republic from 12/19/2004 - 12/20/2004.

NINA "KELLEY" HANSEN

Nina "Kelley" Hansen, RN went to be with the Lord suddenly and unexpectedly December 16, 2004. A registered nurse, she served in Surgery at John C Lincoln, North Mountain. Kelley trained at the Ruth Brant school of nursing in Martin's Ferry Ohio, where both of her sisters also graduated. Kelley was a devoted member of VNSA, and attended Bethany Bible Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, John T Hansen; daughters Linda Hansen (Jim Staggs); Carole Hansen (Paul Muldown); Susan Hansen; Diana Hansen Mosher (Eric) and Sonja Hansen, MD (Todd Anderson). Sons John N Hansen (Toni) and Lars Hansen, MD, and 8 grandchildren also survive. Memorial services are scheduled at 1:00 Tuesday Dec 21, at Bethany Bible Church. The body has been donated to medical science. She spent her life serving others; in death, she continues to serve. In Lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Bethany Bible Church or the Salvation Army.

Note: Nina "Kelley" Ramona Kelley daughter of Herbert Francis Kelley and Hazel Virginia Gatts. She was born 1940 on Rines Ridge, Marshall County. She was my link to that magical place; the Kelley Farm and the lands around Rines Ridge, Marshall County, WV. -- She was loved and will be missed,

Submitted by Jeff Kelley, Phoenix, AZ


HAROLD E. HARKINS

Source: Clarksburg Exponent, Clarksburg, W.Va., Jan. 1, 1993

Harold E. Harkins, 87, of 43 Woodridge Dr., Cheshire, Conn., died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1992 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born in Cameron, W.Va., a son of the late Daniel Clendenning and Flora Duncan Harkins. His wife, Clella Davis Harkins, preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, JoAnne Harkins, Bristol, Conn., and Mrs. Judith M. Mardis, Cheshire; and two grandchildren. Mr. Harkins graduated from West Virginia University in 1927 with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a reserve officer with active duty in the China-Burma-India theater as an engineering officer with the B-25 Medium Bomber Squadron and retired as a lieutenant colonel. He was also employed in the Krylon Department of the Borden Chemical Division, Borden, Inc., in Norristown, Pa. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Scabbard and Blade and the First Congregational Church of Cheshire. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 5, 1993 in the Chapel of the First Congregational Church in Cheshire. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Weston, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Eula Montgomery Harler

HARLER, Eula Montgomery, (retired Marshall County School Secretary,) age 93, of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, August 17, 2006 in the Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford, N.C.

She was born in Moundsville on July 3, 1913, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Oma E. (Lydick) Montgomery, both lifelong residents of Moundsville.

Eula began her career in the Marshall County education system as a Moundsville High School secretary in 1935. She was a well-known organist in the Moundsville area and provided musical accompaniment to Kiwanis Club events. During WWII she was secretary in the Patent Attorney’s Office at Bell Aircraft Co. in Buffalo, N.Y. After taking time away from full-time work to raise a family, she again became a secretary at Moundsville High School in 1960. When John Marshall High School opened, Eula continued there as the principal’s secretary until her retirement in 1978. Many hundreds of students graduating from Moundsville and John Marshall High Schools remember her well. All who knew her will miss her strength and wise counsel. She was a member of the Moundsville branch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Arthur S. Harler; and a brother, Arthur M. Montgomery.

She is survived by her two sons, Robert Harler and his wife, Tiauanna, of Russell Springs, Ky. and James Harler and his wife, Daisy Mancss, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; three grandchildren, Captain Steve Harler, USAF, and his wife, Courtney, of Thetford, England, Diane Woods and her husband, Kevin, of Union, Ky. and Elizabeth Harler of Washington, D.C.; and four great- grandchildren, Avery and Guinn Harler of Thetford, England and Merrill and Alexander Woods of Union, Ky.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Foster Noble and Chester Dobbs officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, c/o Ms. Martha Baker, Secretary/Treasurer, RD 4, Box 250, Moundsville, WV 26041.


GIRL KILLED, THREE HURT IN CRASH AT MOUNDSVILLE

MISS GAYLE HARRIS, 20, FATALLY HURT WHEN AUTO HITS MILK WAGON

CORONER EALY SAYS ACCIDENT UNAVOIDABLE; HEAVY FOG 1S BLAMED

Miss Gayle Harris, 20, of Ponca City, Okla.,a visitor in Glendale, was fatally injured and three men were slightly injured at 5:30 o'clock this morning when an automobile struck a horse-drawn milk wagon on the Jefferson avenue extension at the entrance of the Moundsville Country club.

Miss Harris died at 7 o'clock at Glendale hospital from internal injuries.

Those injured were: Paul Lemmons, 21, of First street, Moundsville, driver of the machine; Woodrow Goddard, 21, of 403 Annadale avenue, Moundsville, an occupant of the automobile, and Joe Riley, of Morton avenue, Moundsville, driver of the milk truck. They suffered only slight bruises and lacerations and were not taken to the hospital.

Accidental Verdict

Dr. D. B. Ealy, Marshall county coroner, returned a verdict of unavoidable accident following an investigation, and said the mishap was apparently caused by a dense fog that made driving hazardous.

Miss Harris, her mother, Mrs. Pearl Harris, and her brother, Bud Harris, 23, of Ponca City, had been visiting for the past ten weeks at the home of an uncle, George Gideon, Third street, Glendale.

This morning, Lemmons was taking Miss Harris and Goddard to Moundsville, where they were to obtain an automobile to go to Welsh to visit Miss Harris' sister in a hospital there.

Going around a turn on the Jefferson extension, Lemmons' car crashed into the milk wagon which was traveling in the opposite direction. The machine careened off the road and overturned, landing upright. All three of the automobile occupants were thrown from the machine. Miss Harris was rushed to the hospital, but never regained consciousness.

When the automobile struck the wagon, the tongue on the wagon crashed through the door of the machine, just missing Lemmons. The horse pulling the milk wagon was slightly injured, while the wagon and automobile were badly damaged. The wagon was owned by the Marshall Dairy company.

In addition to her mother and brother, Miss Harris is survived by three sisters. Her father was killed in an automobile accident several years ago. The body was removed to the C. W. Riggs funeral home, Moundsville, pending completion of funeral arrangements.

RITES FOR VICTIM OF CRASH TO BE MONDAY

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon for Leora Gayle Harris, 20, of Ponca City, Okla., who was killed in an automobile accident on the Jefferson avenue extension early Saturday morning The body will be taken from the Riggs Funeral home to the home of her uncle, George Gideon, Third Street, Glendale, tomorrow morning, where rites will occur at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Rowland Aspinall, pastor of the Glendale church, will officiate. Interment will be in Union cemetery, St. Clairsville. 0.

Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


Moundsville Echo, October 19, 1928

GEORGE L. HARRIS

George L. Harris, former Marshall County resident died Monday October 5, at 12:30 at his home 607 North Front street, Wheeling Island. He was born on Fork ridge 59 years ago, the son of the late Uriah and Mary Ann Harris. He and his wife, formerly Miss Ella Wilson, lived on Fork ridge for several years but then moved to Center street this city and finally moved to Wheeling 15 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mable and one son Clarence, both at home and the following brothers: Pardon Harris of Elm Grove, Sherd and Samuel Harris of Fork ridge, John Harris of Loudenville, and Wes Harris of Kansas.

The body was removed to the Lutes mortuary and was taken to the late home Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held at the home in Wheeling Thursday at 12:00 o'clock followed by services at the Fork ridge Universalist church at 2:00 o'clock in charge of Rev. Price of Columbus and interment will be made in that cemetery.

Submitted by Joseph D. Parriott.


Wheeling News Register, Wheeling, WV, Friday, February 16, 1962 page 6.

CHARLES ANDREW HART

Hart, Charles Andrew, 63, of RD1, Wind Ridge, Pa, formerly of Cameron (Marshall County), WV, died unexpectedly at 6 p.m. Wednesday (February 14, 1962) at Shinnston, WV. Born November 1, 1898 in Kausooth, WV, he was the son of Alex and Flora Belle Stricklin Hart. He was a member of the Harmony Presbyterian Church of Wind Ridge. He was a farmer and oil and gas well driller. Surviving are his wife, Grace Gray Hart; a daughter, Miss Pauline at home; a son, John F. of Chamberburg, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Lillie Jones of Terra Alta, WV, Mrs. Fillee Weaver of Morgantown, WV, Mrs. Rachel Yeater of Wintersville, Ohio, Mrs. Margaret Haught of Weirton, WV, and Mrs. Ada Evans of Tucson, Arizona; a brother, John of Marietta, Ohio; four grandchildren. Friends received at the Antill Funeral Home, Cameron, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday (February 17, 1962) with the Rev. R. Borland officiating. Burial in Big Run Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


JOHN HARTLEY

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Friday, April 9, 1926

John Hartley, well known local citizen, died Sunday evening in the home of his son, William A. Hartley, on Virginia Street. Mr. Hartley was aged 79 years and is survived by three sons and one daughter: William A. Hartley; L. G. Hartley; and G. B. Hartley; and Mrs. Mary Logsdon. Funeral services will be held from the home on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. J. A. Shultz of the Calvary M. E. Church in charge. Interment will occur in the Wayman Ridge Cemetery, following short services in the Wayman Ridge Church.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


ROBERT HASWELL

HASWELL, Robert Lee, "Bob," 56, of McMechen W.Va., died Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

He was a graduate of Union High School; a former employee of the Marx Toy Co., Glen Dale; a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War; and a Lutheran by Faith. Bob enjoyed softball and darts; he was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 46; and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter Ohio No. 117.

He was preceded in death by his father, Homer Lee Haswell; and a brother, Charles W. Haswell.

Surviving are his mother, Loretta Jane Metz Haswell; a sister-in-law, Judith C. Haswell; a niece, Amy Chase and her husband, Ryan, a great-niece, Sydni Chase; a nephew, Jason C. Haswell; a special aunt, Peggy Metz; two uncles, Bill Kern and William Barnett; and several cousins.

Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mary Prather officiating.

Private Interment with Military Honors will be held on Monday at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.


News-Register - Wheeling, W.Va. - Tuesday, December 9, 2003

HAUGHT, Thelma C., 101, of Cameron, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003 in Chateau Grove Senior Living Apartments, Barboursville, W.Va.

She was born June 26, 1902 in Aleppo, Pa., a daughter of the late Samuel Lemley and Della Riggle King. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edwin P. Haught in 1967; a son Harold Richard Haught in 1969; and a great-grandson, Zachary P. Bonner in 1986.

She taught in a one room schoolhouse and was a member of First Christian Church, Cameron, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the Church Choir. She was also a member of Lorraine Chapter No. 17 O.E.S.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth E. and Donald A. Wright of Huntington, W.Va.; cousins, Thelma Talpas and Mabel Shriver, both of Waynesburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Vicki Wright Bonner of Inwood, W.Va., Kathryn W. Smith of Washington, W.Va., Michael Wright of Huntington, James E. Wright of Charlotte, N.C., Heather Connelly and Holly Downs, both of Florida and Linden Haught of Reno, Nev.; 10 great-grandchildren, Cortney Nicole Bonner, Samuel J. Smith, Wesley M. Wright, Candice Rae Wright, Cameron Glen Wright, Paige Elizabeth Connelly, Michelle Downs, Christine Downs, Olivia Elaine Haught and Taylor Richard Haught; and a great-great-granddaughter, Alexus Nicole Bonner.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003 at the first Christian Church, Cameron, W.Va. with the Rev. Walter E. McNutt officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Friends may call at the church from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Elevator Fund, 7 North Avenue, Cameron, WV 26603(sic).

Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Moundsville Daily Echo, April 30, 2002

LENA HEADLEY DIED MONDAY

Lena A. Headley, 72, of Benwood Hill Road, Benwood, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at home. She was born March 27, 1930 in Marshall County, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Ella B. Neely Wood. She was a homemaker, a Protestant by faith and a member of the Moundsville Eagles Aerie No. 499 Ladies Auxilliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband, Thomas W. Headley; a daughter, Ellen Mae Headley, a son?in?law, Armond Ray Van Scyoc, Sr.; several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Steven T. Headley of Moundsville, D.O. Headley (Madge) of Benwood; two daughters, Roberta Jewell Blake (Gary) of Powhatan Point, OH, and Donna Marie Van Scyoc of Benwood; six grandchildren, John A. Bungard,Jr. of Glen Easton, Armond Ray Van Scyoc, Jr.,of Benwood, Lena Marie Auten (Dave) of Powhatan Point, OH, Patrick Allen Van Scyoc (Faith) of Moundsville, Andrew Bungard, Sr. (Cheryl) of Glen Easton, and Luke Van Scyoc (Michelle) of Kasooth, WV; nine great?grandchildren; several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

There will be no visitation. Services and interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby?Vance Chapel.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


GEORGIA MAE HEAVNER

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

Georgia Mae Heavner, age 81, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Clarksburg, W.Va., died Nov. 4, 1976. She was born in Marshall County, W.Va., Dec. 23, 1894, the daughter of the late Webster and Henrietta (Parsons) McKimmie. She was a member of the D.A.R. and the Ruth Circle of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Bradenton. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Malson of Bradenton; a son, John K. Mason, of Bradenton; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto, Fla.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


NELL C. HEEDY

The Wheeling News-Register - February 20, 1961

Heedy, Miss Nell C., 11041/2 Third St., Moundsville, died at 9 a.m. Sunday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital after several months' illness. She was born in Wayne County, Pa., the daughter of John J. and Mary Conley Heedy. She resided in Moundsville most of her life. She was a member of the 25 Year Club of the U. S. Stamping Co., having worked in the office for 42 years. She attended St. Francis Xavier Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Fannie A. Martin; two brothers, Frank and Edward in Moundsville; several nieces and nephews. Friends received at Grisell's Funeral Home, Moundsville. A High Mass of Requiem will be offered in her parish church at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Submitted by Scot M. Rogerson


WALTER A. HELINSKI

HELINSKI, Walter Anthony, 90, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday, June 23, 2007, in Wheeling Hospital.

Mr. Helinski was born September 21, 1916, in Wheeling, the son of the late Teofil and Casmira Gresak Helinski.

He was a retired steelworker for Wheeling Steel, Benwood Plant; member of the former St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, South Wheeling; U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII; recipient of the Medal of Valor and the Distinguished Flying Cross; member of the PAP Club, and Benwood American Legion Post 46.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Irene Davis Helinski in 2002; a brother, Charles Helinski; and four sisters, Violet Front, Helen Modlinski, Sophie Schultz, and Agnes Skrzypek.

Surviving are a son, Thomas A. Helinski and his wife, Lynne, of Bethlehem, Pa., two grandsons, Jeffrey T. Helinski of Akron, Ohio, and Justin M. Helinski and his wife, Jessica, of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 25, 2007, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Streets, South Wheeling, where services will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Shoda officiating.

Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helinski Shelter Youth Services System, RR 5, Box 17-1, Moundsville, WV 26041.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, July 20, 1934

MRS. JOHN HELLER CLAIMED BY DEATH

Mrs. Sara Ann Heller, wife of John Heller, died at 12:15 o'clock today at her home on Cypress avenue following a lengthy illness. She was 73 years of age.

Surviving are her husband John Heller and the following children: Mrs. E. R. Parsons, Mrs. Minnie Freeman, Mrs. W. E. Parsons, all of Moundsville; Herman Cunningham of Rock Lick and Charles Cunningham of Claysville, Pa.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Ershia F. Helms Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
Saturday, May 22, 1999

Ershia F. Helms, 81, of Jefferson, SC, formerly of Moundsville, died Friday, May 21, 1999, in Kershaw County Medical Center, Camden, SC. She was born November 14, 1917, in Wetzel County, the daughter of the late George and Barbara Jane Brown Midcap. She was a Methodist by faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John Helms; her parents; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Helms of Jefferson, SC, and David Helms of Morgantown, WV; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 am. Interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


HENRETTA, W. HOUSTON - A telegram yesterday evening between six and seven o'clock announced the death of W. H. Henretta, Private in Co. H, 1st West Virginia Infantry at Camp Poland, Knoxville, TN. The news came like a great shock to the people of this town as everyone knew "Huse," as he was familiarly known. He was a young man who has grown up without an enemy among the people. It was not known to his friends here that his condition was dangerous until about an hour before the announcement of his death, when his father received a telegram informing him that if he wanted to see his son alive to come at once. He was preparing to leave on the next train when the sad news came announcing his son's death. Mr. Henretta immediately wired an order that the remains be sent home as quickly as possible. It is not known when the family will arrive. Huse joined the company at Charleston, W.Va. with a squad of recruits enlisted by Sergeant J. E. Roberts. Before his enlistment, he had served a number of years as a clerk in Dr. Davis' drug store and expected to follow the profession of pharmacy. He was about 23 years of age and was never known to be sick until his last illness. Cause of death was yellow fever.

("Moundsville Echo", Moundsville, WV, Friday, Sept 23, 1898)

(Spanish-American War soldier)

Submitted by Naomi Lowe Hupp.


HANNAH HENRY

Moundsville Daily Echo - Moundsville, West Virginia
Friday, November 15, 1912

Hannah Henry, wife of John Henry, deceased was born Dec. 26, 1823 and departed this life at the home of her son Peter Henry at McCracken, Pa. Nov. 6, 1912, aged 88 years, 10 months and 10 days. She was twice married. She was first joined in marriage with Michael Miller and to this union two children were born Anthony G. of McCracken, Pa., and Abraham Miller of Latrobe, Pa. Her second husband was John Henry and to this union eleven children were born, seven of which survive her, Mrs Amanda Pletcher, William and Peter Henry of McCracken, Pa., Mrs. Jeremiah Matheny of Parkersburg, W Va., Mrs Elizabeth McCracken, of Cameron, Mrs Than Miller of Thomas, Pa., and Mrs. J. W. Elbin of Barnsville. O. Those dead are Mrs. Rebecca Jacobs, Mrs Christina Showalter, Mrs. Barbara Ferguson and one that died in infancy. She was a member of the Brethern church for nearly 60 years and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Besides the nine children and a host of grand children and great grandchildren she is survived by one brother and three sisters, Simon Garey, of Cameron, Mrs. Rebecca Snook, Mrs. Catherine Barkley and Mrs. Mariah Miller all of Fayette County, Pa.

The funeral services were conducted at the Sugar Grove church by. Rev. Gregory, Rev. Murray, and Rev. Dunmire. Interment at the Sugar Grove cemetery.

Submitted by Jim and Pat Geary.


JOHN HENRY

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Friday, Aug. 22, 1902

John Henry, a well known Cameron citizen, died yesterday evening, aged 75 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday at 10 o’clock a.m. Interment will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. (Died Aug. 15, 1902.)

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


JOSEPH HENRY

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

Joseph Henry, age 62, of New Martinsville, W. Va., died January 13, 1959. He was a retired B&O locomotive engineer. He was born at Fairview in Marshall Co, W. Va., October 6, 1895, the son of William and Ida Parsons Henry. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Gilger Henry; two sons, William H. of Bridgeport, W. Va., and Robert J. of Marietta, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Lee Francis of New Martinsville. Burial will be in the Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


WILLIAM HENRY - See Barn Struck By Lightening


"Wheeling News-Register"

BARBARA "BARBETTE" HERBACK, 59, of RD 4 Moundsville, died Thursday Oct. 29, 1998 at home. She was a retired bookkeeper from Southern States Marshall County Co-op and Figaretti's restaurant, and was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville, where she sang in the choir. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Barbara Kimberly Whitworth; a brother, Kim Whitworth. Surviving are a son Jerry Jr. of Glen Dale; a brother Thomas Whitworth of Moundsville; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 pm. Wednesday at Simpson United Methodist Church, 800 Seventh St. Moundsville. Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville.

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


Wheeling News Register, March 27, 1955

Charles Herback Jr., 41, of 53 Thirteenth St., Wheeling, died Saturday morning at 2:55 a.m. in the Wheeling Hospital as a result of injuries suffered in an auto accident on National Road, one hour before.

He was born March 18, 1914, in Pennsylvania but came to Wheeling as a child. He was educated in local schools and was an employee of the Windsor Power Coal Co. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of Moundsville.

In addition to his parents , Charles and Olga Dudero Herback, he is survived by his wife, Mary Panko Herback; a son, Jerry, and three daughters, Barbara, Linda and Brenda, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Chester Lapinski and Mrs. Stephen Kanick, both of Wheeling; Mrs. Louis Nemic, Neffs: and Mrs. John Anderson, Moundsvile. A brother, Peter Herback, was killed during WWII.

Friends are being received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., where services will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m., with Arch Priest Elias Baron, of St. Peters & Paul Orthodox Church of Moundsville officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Wheeling News Register, March 1955

DRIVER DIES AFTER AUTO RAMS TREE

The driver of an automobile was killed yesterday when his car went out of control and hit a tree at Lincoln Drive and National Rd., according to a police accident report.

Charles W. Herback, 41, of 53 Thirteenth St. died in Wheeling hospital at 2:55 a.m.

He was driving east on National road and turned into Lincoln Drive at 1:15 a.m. when he lost control of his automobile, which struck a tree and was demolished.

Policeman John Peters and Joseph Davis, who were called to the scene summoned the Fire department emergency car which took the victim to the Wheeling hospital.

Death was due to head injuries and internal injuries caused by fractured ribs.

AFTER FATAL CRASH ON NATIONAL ROAD EARLY SATURDAY

(Picture Included With Article)

The tree appears to growing out of this badly damaged automobile in which Charles W. Herback of Wheeling was killed early yesterday morning. The car struck the tree at Lincoln Drive and National Rd.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, March 25, 1991

Mary D. Herback, age 74, of 1310 Lockwood Ave., Moundsville, died Monday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was a retired employee of the former Consolidated Packing Co., Warwood and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles William Herback in 1955 and one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include one son Jerry Herback at home; three daughters, Brenda Warrick, Linda Burns and Barbara Muldrew all of Moundsville; one sister, Louise Biega of Warwood; seven grandchildren; two great?grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial Will be celebrated on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment in Riverview Cemetery. Rosary devotions will be recited today at 8:15 p.m.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Wheeling News Register, September 26, 1963

HERBACK, Mrs. Olga Dudero, 4300 Water St., died Thursday at the Ohio Valley General Hospital. She was born in Russia August 15, 1895, the daughter of Nikita and Euphemia Dudero but came to this country as a young girl. She had lived in Wheeling the past 35 years. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church at Moundsville. Surviving are her husband, Chrles Herback; four daughters, Mrs. Pauline Nemic of Neffs, Mrs. Stephen Kanick of Wheeling, Mrs. John Anderson of Moundsville, Mrs. Chester Lapinski of Wheeling; a sister in Russia; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends received after 6 p.m. Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Devotions on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Requiem on Monday at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Moundsville. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Wheeling News Register

Sgt. Peter Herback was killed in action in Luxebbourg December 2, with the U.S. Infantry, according to word received by his wife, the forner Louise Moore of 18 Wood street. He had been in service since November 1942 and after receiving training at camp Atterbury, Ind., was sent overseas seven months ago.

A former employee of the Costanzo Coal Company, he would have celebrated his twenty-sixth birthday july 4. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herback of 53 Thirteenth street, and is survived by his parents, his wife and daughter, four sisters and one brother, all of Wheeling.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


MARY HESS

HESS, Mary E., 87, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died, Thursday, February 24, 2005 in Crestview Nursing Home, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Mary was born January 10, 1918 in Benwood, W. Va., the daughter of the late Joseph Michael and Emma Vall Ralbusky and her foster parents, Frank and Frances Sabatino.

She was a Methodist by faith.

In addition to her parents and foster parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert C. Hess; one grandson, Gregory Hess; two brothers, Joseph and Edward Ralbusky; two nephews, Ronald and Joseph Ralbusky.

Surviving are two sons, Robert A. (Lynne) Hess of Quaker City, Ohio and Gregory L. (Ronda) Hess of Powell, Ohio; two grandsons; two granddaughters; four great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Entombment services were held at the convenience of the family at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Wheeling, W.Va with Pastor Donald J. Cordery officiating.

Services conducted by Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio.


Hess, Joshua Ryan

Grisell Funeral Home Obit - August 12, 2006

Hess, Joshua Ryan, age 22, of Washington Ave., Moundsville, died Saturday, August 12, 2006 in Marshall County.

He was born on January 9, 1984 in Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was a machinist at Tri-State Machine Company in Glen Dale, a member of the First Christian Church in Moundsville, a former member of WAHA Hockey, John Marshall Golf Team, loved all motor sports, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Frederick Hess. Survivors include his mother Gena (Victor) Caldwell of Moundsville, his father Brent Conner of Glen Easton, maternal grandmother Virginia "April" Hess of Moundsville, paternal grandmother Virginia Conner of Moundsville, paternal grandfather Leo Conner of Glen Easton, four aunts Victoria (Greg) Reilly, Michelle Hess, Jennifer Hinerman all of Moundsville, Brenda (Bob) Baucom of Washburn, Missouri, great-aunt Betty Duffy of Sarasota, Florida, and his fiancee Sabrina Rudish of Moundsville.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00am with Rev. Charles Kemp officiating.

Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital Travel Fund, Monument Place, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, December 22, 1947

MRS. SARAH MARIE HEWITT, 77, DIES

Mrs. Sarah Marie Hewitt, 77, died Sunday morning at her home on Cameron RD 4, near Sugar Grove, following an illness of several months.

She was born March 2, 1870, in Aleppo, Pa., a daughter of Robert and Mary Ann Hileman Cook, and was the last surviving of eight children. She was a member of the UB church at Sugar Grove.

Surviving is a son, John, at home, several nieces and nephews. Her husband, W. R. Hewitt, died in 1941.

Services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Antill funeral home in Cameron, by Rev. A. R. Bear, of the Cameron United Brethren church. Burial will be in Wind Ridge, Pa. cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, February 15, 2002

WILLIAM HEWITT DIED THURSDAY

William Ingram Hewitt, 87, of Bachman Drive, Wheeling, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, at his residence. William was born in Cameron, WV, on February 22, 1914, son of the late Jacob and Blanche Ingram Hewitt. He was a member of the West Liberty Christian Church and a retired painter from Local #91 and Ohio Valley Decorating Company. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Aretta Hill Hewitt in 1988; two brothers; and four sisters.

Surviving are his son, Okey Hewitt (Dorothy) of Sand Hill, WV; a sister, Ruth Wise of New Philadelphia, OH; two grandsons, Raymond Hewitt (Judy) of Bumpers Mills, TN, Martin Hewitt (Terri) of Limestone, WV; two granddaughters, Joy Thompson of Sand Hill, WV, and Deanna Black 9Steven) of Valley Grove, WV; five great?grandsons, four great?granddaughters.

Friends received Friday 5?9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 3:00 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, with the Rev. Bob Beck officiating. Interment in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sand Hill United Methodist Church.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 2 NOV 1953

BESSIE HICKS

Ms Bessie Hicks, 73, widow of the late Leroy Hicks and a native of Cameron, expired suddenly Sunday morning at 10:30 at her home, 46 Lynwood avenue, Wheeling, following a heart attack.

She was born Sept 20, 1880, in Cameron, daughter of John and Mary Dowler Hicks and was a member of Christ Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, George Aspinwall, PA; Clare, Huntington, and Charles, Wheeling; a daughter, Mrs Thad Rutter, Wheeling; a sister, Miss Mary Eckels, Canton, O; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs Ruth Ashmore, died 16 years ago. Friends are being received at Kepner's, 1308 Chapline St, where services will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 with Dr Garrett H Evans in charge. Interment in Claysville, PA, Cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


HARRY BRUCE HICKS

Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling, W. Va.
October 15, 1949

Harry Bruce Hicks, age 71, a Cameron, W. Va., councilman and barber, has died. He was born in Marshall County on May 2, 1878, a son of the late Samuel Stidger and Susan J. Burley Hicks, and married Jessie P. King on February 4, 1906. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Cameron. Surviving besides his wife are two children: Weimer Hicks of Lynchburg, Va.; and Mrs. A. D. Fowler of Winchester, Va.; two brothers, G. Edward and Fred Hicks of Cameron; three sisters, Mrs. W. S. Conner; Mrs. E. H. Baker; and Mrs. Ola Fletcher, all of Cameron; and five grandchildren. Interment will be in the Highland Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


DAISY PYLES HIGGINS

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va., March 8, 1962

Daisy Pyles Higgins, age 79, former resident of Littleton, W.Va., died at the home of her son, John V. Higgins, in Salem, W.Va., on March 1, 1962. She was born Nov. 11, 1882 in Moundsville, W.Va., the daughter of the late John and Louisa (Covalt) Pyles. She was a member of the Littleton Church of Christ. Surviving in addition to her son, are her husband, Odgar Higgins; a foster son, Odgar R. Higgins of St. Albans, W.Va.; one brother, Nelson Pyles of Moundsville; and six grandchildren. Friends received at Hunt Funeral Home, Hundred, W.Va. Burial in the Sand Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


MAMIE HIGGINS Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo" January 11, 1999

Mamie E. Zatezalo Higgins, 86, of Wheeling, formerly of Glendale, died Saturday, January 9, 1999, at Wheeling Hospital, Medical Park. Born on May 29, 1912, in Belmont County, Ohio, Mamie was the daughter of the late Harry and Sarah Popcig Zatezalo. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Glendale. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Higgins, Jr.; a son, William P. Higgins; one brother, Rudy Zatezalo; and a sister, Bertha Grusetski.

Surviving are two sons, Robert L. and John "Jay" Higgins both of Glendale; one daughter, Maureen "Cakie" Thomas of Glendale; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews, including a niece, "Moundsville Daily Echo" co-publisher Marian Walton, of Moundsville.

The family received friends on Monday from noon until the time of the service at 2 P.M. at the Grisell Funeral Home. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


BERTIE C. HIGH

Wheeling News Register - June 30, 2000

Lancaster Resident Dies at 108

Services will be held Saturday for Lancaster resident, Bertie C. High, formerly of Moundsville, who died Wednesday, June 28, in Lancaster, Ohio. She was 108.

She was born Nov. 7, 1891, the daughter of Reason and Catherine Young.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Moundsville, the Laura Rice Seaman of the First United Methodist Church, Olive Dale and the Order of Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvyn L. High; seven brothers and sisters; a son-in-law, Raymond "Doc" Clayton.

Surviving are a daughter, Joan Clayton of Lancaster, two grand-daughters, Ann Weis and her husband, Gregory of Sewickley, Pa., and Amy Clayton of Columbus; a great grand-daughter, Catherine Weis of Sewickley; several nephews and nieces.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 pm today at Grisell funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Services will be held at 11am. Saturday at First Christian Church, Third and Washington avenues, Moundsville, with the Rev. Dr. John C. Brownlee officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Obituary of FELIX WARREN HILL, who died April 5, 1967. As printed in the Moundsville Daily Echo.

Felix Hill Dies
In NY; Was World War I Hero

Felix Warren Hill, formerly of here, died Wednesday, April 5th, at the Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

Born at Lohman Ridge, Wetzel County, May 10th 1888, he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Martha Johnston Hill.

Surviving are his wife Emma, W. Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., a brother James W., of Deersville, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews of Moundsville.

Local nieces and nephews are Mrs. Kenneth Wilson, Mrs. Evelyn Stackhouse, Mrs. Orah Mickey, F. B. Hill, Jr., Donald Hill all of Moundsville; Mrs. Eva Gorczyca of Amherst, Ohio. A cousin is Mrs. Paul Baily of western Fifth street.

Mrs. Baily and Mrs. Wilson will leave Sunday for New York to attend the funeral.

Two sisters, Glenna Coulter and Orah Baker and a brother Frank B., preceded him in death.

He was a retired Marine Sergeant, veteran of World War I, and the first West Virginia soldier to receive the American Distinguished Service Cross. He was also decorated with the French Croix de Guerre and French War Cross. His father was a Civil War veteran.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 10th, at the Metzrot Funeral home, 406 Deerpark Avenue, Babylon, Long Island, N.Y.

Distinguished Record

A book, "War Work of Marshall County" issued a year after the end of World War I, tells of his exploits.

DECORATIONS

"In the engagement of Belleau Woods, June 1918, which history records as the turning point of the war, several Marshall County boys were on the firing line. Two of them were decorated for conspicuous bravery.

"After the spring drive of 1918, when the Germans almost separated the English and French armies, nearly reached the channel ports; and by June 1st had opened the way to Paris, the French poilu lost heart. In a few days the Reich would be shelling Paris. "American Marines were thrown into the fighting on the road to Paris at this critical period and at the point where the French army had given way...

"On June 1st, 1918, just a handful of Marines were near the Paris-Metz road on which the French were retreating before the advancing Germans in the flush of their spring drive.

"The 84th Company of the 6th regiment of the Second division were near the town of Bouresches on June 8th. Each man was sticking to a hole he had dug in a little rise of the ground as a protection from the sweep of German guns.

"The 84th Company ran out of ammunition. The nearest ‘dump’ was a half mile away. Most of the distance in the open under the hail of German gun fire.

"Sergeant Felix W. Hill chose to try and save the company. He made one trip to the munitions dump a half mile away, returning with the Springfield munitions and hand grenades. A second and a third trip was made by Sgt. Hill, and his company of 250 men was saved from annihilation.

"One June 28th, Sgt. Hill was decorated with the French Croix de Guerre - the French War Cross; also by General Pershing with the Distinguished Service Cross of the American Army - which few men wear.

"Sgt. Hill was among the few hundred dirty, ragged, battle scarred ‘Leathernecks’ that participated in the Fourth of July celebration in Paris, and who were hailed amid the wildest demonstration, not only as the savoirs of Paris, but as the men who had given France a new heart, turned the tide of war and shown the world the mettle of American soldiers...

"Sgt. Hill was wounded twice at the engagement near Soisons on July 19th. The 84th Co. advanced through a wheat field against the Germans in the woods on the opposite side of the field. Of the 250 men in the company only 16 reached their objective. Sgt. Hill was one of the 234 who did not ‘get there.’ A shell struck in front of him, killing three nearby. A fragment struck him in the left shoulder, turned him a couple of flip-flops and when he sprang to his feet a German machine bullet went tearing through his left arm, and he took the count."

(The other Marshall county soldier mentioned in this book is Pvt. Raymond White who was among shock troop in 5 different actions, was gassed three times, and who received the Croix de Guerre.)

Submitted by Lia Wilson.


Obituary of FRANK BURL HILL, Sr.

From Moundsville Daily Echo - April 28, 1958

HILL, Frank Burl Sr. (Soap), of 7 Park Street., Moundsville, died today at 12:35 a.m. in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, after an illness of two weeks. Born Dec. 2, 1891 in Wetzel County, he was a son of the late Thomas W. and Martha Johnston Hill. He was a foreman for the United States Stamping Co. in Moundsville. He had lived in Moundsville for 50 years, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 499, and Calvary Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Edna Robinson Hill: four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Wilson of Proctor, Mrs. Evelyn Stackhouse of Moundsville, Mrs. Orah Mickey of Moundsville and Mrs. Eva Gorczyca of Long Beach, Calif.: two sons, Frank Burl, Jr. and Don, both of Moundsville: nine grandchildren: two brothers, James Wilmer of Deerville, O., and Felix Warren of Long Island, N.Y. The body is at the Riggs Funeral Home, Moundsville, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Lia Wilson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, August 4, 2000

GOLDIE HILL DIED THURSDAY

Goldie Irene Riggs Hill, 72, of Cameron Continuos Care Center, died Thursday evening at the Center. She was born June 1, 1928 in Greene County, PA Daughter of the late Bruce Coty and Minnie L. Church Riggs. She was a Protestant by faith. Preceded in death by her husband Roger E. Hill in 1984, two brothers, two sisters.

Survived by five daughters, Shirley Ann Bogart, Ramona Hill, Mrs. Larry (Virginia) West, all of Cameron, Mrs. Dean (Minnie) LeMasters of Moundsville, Mrs. Roy (Alma) Hatfield of Wheeling; three sons, Robert (Kandee) Hill, of Cameron, William C. (Teresa) Hill of Monroe, Georgia, Victor R. Hill of York, PA; four sisters, Gladys Howard, Mrs. James (Helen) Warren of Wheeling, Beulah Lemasters of Cameron and Myrtle Brown, a brother, William (Norma) Riggs of PA, 19 grandchildren; and 8 great?grandchildren.

Friends received at Big Run Christian Church Saturday, August 5 from 4?7 p.m. where services will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Thaddaeus Allen officiating. Interment at the convenience of the family.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Saturday, August 5, 2000

GOLDIE HILL DIED THURSDAY

Goldie Irene Riggs Hill, 72, of Cameron Continuous Care Center, died Thursday evening at the Center.

Friends received at Big Run Christian Church Saturday, August 5 from 4?7 p.m. where services will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Thaddaeus Allen officiating. interment at the convenience of the family.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


ROBERT MILTON HILL

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

Services will be held at the Trevey Funeral Home in McMechen, W.Va., for Robert Milton Hill who died recently at his home. He was 72 years of age. He was the son of the late John and Martha (Clouston) Hill and was born Sept. 12, 1872 at Cameron, W.Va. Dr. T. W. Twynham of the First Methodist Church of McMechen will have charge of the service. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Moundsville, W.Va. Mr. Hill served three years in the Peacetime Army, Co. D, 22nd Infantry and received an honorary discharge in 1894. He was a railroader in his early life at Cameron and later served two terms there as chief-of-police. He moved to Benwood, W.Va. 26 years ago, and was a policeman for the National Tube Company for 14 years. Mr. Hill was a member of the Methodist Church of McMechen and of the Fraternal Order of Policemen. (Died c1944)

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, April 21, 1943

HIMELRICK BOY OF CAMERON SUCCUMBS

Arles Himelrick, Jr., born in 1929 at Cameron, son of Arles and Ocie Anderson Himelrick, and a fifth grade student at 11:30 last night at the Ohio Valley General Hospital.

He is survived by his parents, six brothers, Pvt. John Elmer of Frederickburg, Virginia; Robert of Moundsville; Clark, James, Charles and Dale of Cameron; one sister, Mrs. Kathleen Emery of Cameron. One sister preceded him in death in 1937.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 2:00 at the Antill funeral home, with Rev. Fred Bishop, minister of the Methodist church officiating. Burial at Highland cemetery at Cameron. Funeral services will be strictly private.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, December 17, 2010

HINERMAN, Gladys Eileen Steinman, 91, of Wheeling, WV., died on Thursday, December 16, 2010 in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center, Wheeling.

She was born August 21, 1919 in McMechen, WV., the daughter of the late William H. and Gwendolyn R. Johns Steinman.

Mrs. Hinerman was a retired sales associate for the former Stone & Thomas Department Store in Wheeling; a former part time employee for the Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob St., South Wheeling; and a member of First Christian Church of Wheeling.

She was a past Worthy Matron of Miriam Chapter No. 1, Order of the Eastern Star; a past High Priestess and Recorder of the Isis Court No. 1; Ladies Oriental Shine and a member of The Daughters Of The Nile.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Hinerman, Sr. in 2009; two brothers, William J. and Robert J. Steinman and a grandson, David L. Morris.

Surviving are her children, Gladys E. Morris, Bonnie J. Dixon both of Plano, TX, and H. James Hinerman and his wife, Linda of Bethel Park, PA; three grandchildren, Robin Morris and his wife, Katy of Plano, TX, Jamie Smith and her husband, Matthew of Bethel Park, PA and David B. Hinerman of Bethel Park, PA; two brothers, Paul D. Steinman and his wife, Nina of Toronto, OH and Thomas R. Steinman of McMurray, PA; a sister, June L. Rice of St. Clairsville, OH; two great-grand children, Hunter Morris of London, England and Duncan Morris of Plano, TX.

Friends will be received from 12-3 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, 2010, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob St., South Wheeling, where a service will be held on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Maggie M. Sebastian and the Reverend Robert A. Coupe officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, TNA Fund, PO Box 2048, Wheeling, WV 26003.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Nov 21, 2009

HINERMAN, Harry James, Sr., 95, formerly of South Wheeling, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009, in the Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center.

Mr. Hinerman was born in Wheeling, W.Va., on September 21, 1914, the son of the late Harry B. and Nelda Armbruster Hinerman.

Harry was the retired owner of the former Union Bus Terminal.

He was a former member of Saint Paul's United Church of Christ and a member of the First Christian Church, Wheeling. He was also P.M. of Nelson Lodge 30, Scottish Rite, York Rite, and Past Potentate and Recorder Emeritus of Osiris Shrine.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters: Nelda Lucas, Anna Kain, Edna Milton, and Sarah Gardner; his brothers, Charles. R and Richard B. and a grandson, David L. Morris.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Gladys E. Hinerman; children, Gladys E. Morris and Bonnie J. Dixon, both of Plano, Texas, H. James Hinerman and his wife Linda of Bethel Park, Pa.; a brother, Edward B. Hinerman and his wife, Joann of McMechen, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Robin Morris of Plano, Jamie Smith and her husband, Matthew, of Bethel Park, and David B. Hinerman and his girlfriend, Becki Bittner both of Pittsburgh, and two great-grand children, Hunter Morris of London, England and Duncan Morris of Plano.

Friends will be received on Sunday, November 22, 2009, from Noon-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Street, Wheeling, where services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. November 23, 2009, with the Rev. Maggie Sebastian and the Rev. Robert A. Coupe officiating.

Interment will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, TNA fund, P.O. Box 2048, Wheeling, WV 26003.


NICHOLAS HOFFMAN

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va., Thursday, Jan. 12, 1939

Nicholas Hoffman of this city, died at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1939. He was a retired car foreman for the B&O Railroad Company, having been here for the past 26 years. He came to this city from McMechen, W.Va. Mr. Hoffman was born in Obenshania (Obenshain), Germany on July 28, 1877, the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Hoffman. He was united in marriage to Miss Louise Maltz of Obenshania, Germany and to this union two children were born. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Nicholas H. Hoffman and William R. Hoffman, both of New Martinsville, W.Va., and one sister, Mrs. Susiana Gibson of Miami, Florida. The remains were brought to the Wharton Funeral Home and prepared for burial and returned to the residence on Thursday, Jan. 12th, at 11 o’clock. The funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, Jan. 14th, at St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic Church. Rev. Father Garrett will say mass. Interment will be in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


ADAM HOHMAN

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
January 11, 1951

Adam Hohman, age 91, widely known retired farmer of Marshall and Wetzel Counties, W. Va., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anthony Beltz in Wheeling. He was one of the pioneer residents of St. Joseph’s Settlement. He is survived by daughters, Mrs. William Yontz of Byesville, Ohio, and Mrs. Beltz; three brothers, Peter of Pittsburg, Pa.; and Joseph and Henry, both of the Settlement; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Francis W. Hohman

HOHMAN, Francis W., age 81, of New Martinsville, W.Va., formerly of Proctor, W.Va., died Monday, August 14, 2006 in New Martinsville Health Care Center.

He was born on November 27, 1924 in Proctor, the son of the late Henry and Mary Estep Hohman.

He was a retired operator from Marshall County Department of Highways; a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; and a caretaker of St. Joseph’s Cemetery for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Hohman; three brothers, Bernard, Wilbert, and Robert Hohman.

Survivors include two nephews, John Hohman of Wooster, Ohio and William (Marty) Hohman of Parkersburg, West Virginia; two nieces, Rose Ann (Everett) Morris and Linda (John) Brookover, all of New Martinsville.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Proctor with Fr. Stephen Vallelonga as celebrant.

Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery, RD 1, Box 200, Proctor, WV 26055.

Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, New Martinsville.


HILDA HOHMAN

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

Hilda Hohman, age 73, of Proctor, W.Va., died Dec. 7, 1980. She was born Aug. 30, 1907 in Proctor, the daughter of the late J. R. and Cecilia (Estep) Montgomery. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth, in 1974. Surviving are her husband, Clem Hohman; three sons, Edwin, Albert and Donald, all of Proctor; two daughters, Mrs. Jay (Mary) Eller or Proctor and Mrs. Dilit (Elisabell) Parikh of Huntington Beach, Calif.; four brothers, Ben Montgomery of Mingo Junction, Ohio, Edward Montgomery of Junction City, Ore., Eugene Montgomery of York, Pa., and Herman Montgomery of Wheeling, W.Va.; five sisters, Florence Schultz, Molley Shores, and Stell, all of Wheeling, W.Va., Lucy Roth of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Edna Kessler of Logan, W.Va. Friends received at Wells Funeral Home in New Martinsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


EMMA V. HOLMES

Intelligencer, Wheeling, August 22, 2002

Holmes, Emma V., 101 of RD 1, Moundsville, W.Va. died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va. She was born July 6, 1901, on Blakes Ridge, Marshall County, W.Va. The daughter of the late George B. and Lula R. Roberts Games.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Moundsville, where she taught Sunday school for many years; a member of the United Methodist women; the Esther Circle; Win One Sunday School Class; Moundsville Garden Club and a life member of Women's Christian Temperence Union.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Herbert Holmes; a son H. Wayne Holmes; four brothers, Clarence, Lawrence and Charles Games; an infant brother and a sister, Carrie Cunningham.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen Maxine Rine of Canton, Ohio, and Karen (Walter) Maas of Moundsville; eight grandchildren, Roger Rine, Debra Clark and Daniel Rine, all of Canton, Ohio, Katherine (Brian) Key of Circleville, Ohio, John Maas, Donald (Brenda) Holmes, Linda (Paul) Ostrander and Diane Holmes, all of Moundsville; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Thursday,, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, and Friday from 11am until time of service at 1 pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, with the Rev. Patricia Anderson officiating, Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Wheeling.

Submitted by Phyllis Slater.


MARY JANE DOWLER HOLMES

The following obituary appeared February 7, 1928 the "Washington Observer" and February 8,1928 in "Canonsburg Notes".

Mrs. Mary Jane Dowler Holmes, aged 83 years, widow of John Holmes, died Monday [Feb.6] in the home of her son, T. Clyde Holmes, Woodrow. Her death was due to the infirmities of her advanced years.

Mrs. Holmes, a daughter of Joseph and Anna Elizabeth Dowler, was born in Marshall county W.Va.[sic], June 1,1844. When she was nine years of age the family removed to this county where she had resided ever since, the most of her life being spent in the West Middletown area.

She leaves the following children: James E. Holmes, Houston; Mrs. R.S. Flanegin, Imperial; Mrs. Henry Vogle, Hickory; John D. Holmes and T. Clyde Holmes, both of Woodrow. A sister, Mrs. Margaret Wood, of St. Louis, Missouri, also survives.

Funeral services will be held in the home of her son T. Clyde Holmes, Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The interment will be in the West Middletown Cemetery.

Submitted by Peg Duffy.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, September 28, 1959

HOLMES RITES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Okey R. Holmes will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grisell funeral home.

Dr. B. T. Trevey, retired Methodist minister, will officiate and interment will be in Bowman Ridge Methodist church cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Thursday, 8 APR 1965

ORA CATHERINE HOLMES

Ora Catherine Holmes of 1900 1/2 Meighen avenue, died at her home this morning after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Harry L Holmes. She was born in Wetzel county on September 22, 1885, daughter of (Isaac) Benton and Mary Jane Griffith Blake. She was the oldest charter member of the Salem Church of Christ on Bowman Ridge.

Surviving are a son Harry, Jr of Moundsville; four daughters, Mrs Roy Baker, Miss Ruth Holmes, Miss Grace Holmes, and Mrs Glenda Cunningham, all of Moundsville; one sister, Mrs R E Gunn of Moundsville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Lutes funeral home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


SAMUEL HOSEY HOLMES

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

Samuel Hosey Holmes, a retired farmer of Glen Dale, W. Va., passed away at his home August 27, 1958. He was born May 31, 1881, son of Alexander N. and Melvina Baker Holmes, on Games Ridge and spent most of his life there. He moved to Glen Dale in 1947. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Delphia Holmes; one son, Marlo R. of Glen Dale; two daughters, Mrs. Candace Cecil of Moundsville; and Mrs. Darlene Dayton of Alexandria, Va.; three brothers, Charles Holmes of Rt. 250, Moundsville; Lewis Holmes of Moundsville; and Grover Holmes of Avon Lake, Ohio; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


ELIZABETH ALICE HOLSTINE, 86, died at 7 pm Thursday at Lewis Wetzel Nursing Home, New Martinsville.

Born in Putnam County, April 9, 1881, she was a daughter of Andrew and Charity Lewis.

She was a member of Moundsville Christian church, attending both Christian and Nazarene churches.

Her husband J E Holstine, preceded her in death January 7, 1942.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Alton (Eva) Yeater of Moundsville and Mrs Wilbur (Violet) Ramsay, Baton Rouge, LA; one son Emory Holstine of Moundsville; fourteen grandchildren and twenty two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Lutes Funeral Home after 7 pm today, Friday, and Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Services Sunday at 2 pm with Rev Carl Ross of Nazarene church officiating. Burial in Mt Rose Cemetery.

"Moundsville Daily Echo", 29 DEC 1967

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 10 DEC 1980

EMORY HOLSTINE Died Today

Emory B Holstine, 68, of 1717 Second street, formerly of Putnam County, died Wednesday morning at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec 20, 1911, in Putnam County, son of James E and Elizabeth Lewis Holstine.

He was a retired miner at Valley Camp Coal Co and a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Martha Shook Holstine; two sons, Bernard Eugene and Donald Edward, both of Glendale Heights; two sisters, Mrs Eva Brooks of Moundsville and Mrs Violet Ramsey of Baton Rouge, LA and six grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home Thursday 7-9 pm and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


AUGUSTA HORNER

Source: Clipping dated Saturday, August 18, 1973; no newspaper name.

Mrs. Augusta Horner of 213 Washington Avenue, died this morning at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born at West Post Office, W.Va., November 23, 1893, the daughter of Hiram and Hannah Bell (Gilbert) Lemasters. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1922 and one son, Cecil and three brothers. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Berean Sunday School Class, Christian Women’s Fellowship and the Protected Home Circle Lodge. Surviving are one daughter, Isleta Horner, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Alta Horner of Warwood; Mrs. Jessie Freeland of Steubenville, Ohio; and Mrs. Christina Davis of Chester; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Lutes Funeral Home this Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Further arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


CHARLES S. HORNER [Pvt. US Army Korea - Apr 16, 1933 - Apr 15, 1986]

Source: Newspaper clipping; no name or date.

Charles S. Horner, 52, of 2111 Hancock St., Moundsville, W.Va., died Tuesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was a retired employee of Triangle Conduit Company and a member of Cedar Avenue Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Irma StilesHorner; four daughters, Diana Williamson, Cynthia Kinder, Karen Arruda and Shari Jo Horner, all of Moundsville; three brothers, Jack and Dean, both of Moundsville, and Kenneth of Morton, Illinois; and seven grandchildren. Friends received at Lutes Funeral Home, Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


HARLEY HORNER

Source: Clipping; no newspaper name; no date. [1906-1960]

Harley Horner, resident of 25 Locust Avenue, died Saturday, January 30, at 6:45 pm in the Glendale hospital following a short illness. He was born in Marshall County, WV, July 6, 1906, son of the late Sant and Reney Moore Horner. He was a TV repairman by trade. He is survived by his wife, Esther; four sons, Charles, Dean, Kenneth and Jack, all of Moundsville; one sister, Mrs. William Melott of Moundsville; and four grandchildren. The body was removed to the Lutes Funeral Home on Second Street where friends are being received. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Evangelist Jesse Nutter in charge. Burial will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


News-Register – Wheeling, W.Va. January 12, 2004

HORNER, Ralph B., 94, of the Country Home, Moundsville, formerly of McMechen and New Martinsville, died Sunday, November(sic) 11, 2004 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

He was born August 17, 1909 in McMechen, the son of the late Andrew Johnson Horner and Mary Lyde Daugherty Horner.

He was a retired employee from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Benwood Plant and a Protestant by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Guy, and Floyd Horner.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 67 years, Margaret Sloan Horner; two brothers-in-law, Homer Sloan of McMechen and Elwood Sloan of Mozart Meadows; a close friend, Marlene Bonar of Moundsville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Entombment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Sherrard.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


WILLIAM SANTFORD HORNER

Source: Clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

William Santford Horner was born July 9, 1879 and died June 30, 1933. He was the son of the late Samuel and Susanne Horner and leaves his wife, Rena Moore Horner; one daughter, Ottie Melott; one son Harley Horner; three grandchildren, Jack, Kenneth and Charles Horner, all of Moundsville. Also the following brothers and sisters survive: W. C. Horner of Moundsville; J. C. Horner of Endicott; E. C. Horner of Shinnston; Mrs. Margaret Morris of Endicott; and Mrs. Harriet Glover of Binghman Creek, W.Va. He was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. O. J. Howearth. Interment followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Wheeling News register, June of 1996

COLLEEN HORR

HORR, Colleen R. Dunn, 61, of West Alexander, formerly of Marianna, Pa., died Saturday, June 29, 1996, in Washington Hospital. She was a member of Grace Bible Church, West Middleton, Pa. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Lynn Horr; her parents, Raymond L. and Marie Bungard Dunn. Surviving are her husband, Harold R.; three sons, Steven D. of West Alexander, Dennis R. of Cincinnati and Gregory H. of Eighty-Four , Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Sandra D.) Reece of Coburn, Va.; six brothers, Forrest Dunn and Danny Dunn, both of Cameron, Noel Dunn of Moundsville, Paul Roger Dunn of Falls Church, Va., Leo Dunn and Robert Dunn, both of Wheeling; three sisters, Clare Etta Sanderson of Concrete, Wash., Dorthy Chambers of Wheeling and Roxie Baker of Moundsville; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, 101 Main St., West Alexander. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Bible Church, West Middletown. Interment in West Alexander Cametery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


BRICE HOWARD

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
February 12, 1892

Brice Howard, a well known citizen throughout the county, died at his home at Cameron the later part of last week and was buried Saturday.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register

HOWARD, Earl W., age 83, of Mound View Health Care Center, formerly of Center Street, Moundsville, W.Va., died Wednesday, December 10, 2008, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

He was born January 24, 1925, in Moundsville the son of the late, Charles and Mary Helena Howard.

He was a WWII and Korean War Navy Veteran; a retired employee of the former Sovay/Hanlin Chemical; a member of Calvary United Methodist Church; Moundsville Country Club; and was an avid Golfer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Kirby Howard; two great-grand children, Kye Daniel Howard, and Sawyer Austin Evans; and a brother, Bartley "Popeye" Howard.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda M. Howard of Huntington, W.Va.; a son, SFC Frederic W. Howard US Army Retired and his wife, Penny, of Sistersville, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, Christopher Howard of Charleston, Melissa Mobley and Todd Howard, both of Huntington, Shannon Howell of Terra Haute, Ind., Cynthia Moore-Sivert of Panama City, Panama, Helena D. Utt and Tristina L. Howard, both of Davis Mothan Air Force Base, Ariz; ten great-grand children; a brother, Roger Howard of Fla.; and four sisters, Betty Loy, Marilyn Robinson, Joyce Burton, and Doris West, all of Moundsville.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11a.m. with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville where the Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.


Unknown paper, circa 1940

EDWIN L. HOWARD - PROMINENT DALLAS PIKE FARMER DIES SUDDENLY AT HOME TUESDAY-

Edwin L. Howard, 70, well known farmer of Dallas Pike and resident of that vicinity for over half a century, died suddenly Tuesday at his home following a heart attack. Mr. Howard was born in Marshall County, November 17 (19), 1870 a son of James B. (C.) and Mary Trussell Howard. He had been engaged in farming his entire life. He was a member of Dallas Presbyterian church. Surviving are his wife, Nannie Blake Howard, whom he married December 25, 1899 (1889); four daughters, Mrs. E. C. Fankhauser, of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Chloe Armbrecht and Miss Odessa Howard, of Stockton, Calif.; Mrs. William T. Phillips, of Cameron, W. Va.; five sons, Archer L. Howard, of Kokomo, Ind.; Hiram Howard, Dr. Charles L. Howard, of Hinton, W. Va.; Jesse M. Howard of Portland, Ore.; Edward B. Howard of Charleston, W. Va. ; one brother, Charles R. Howard, of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Wilbert Richey, of Cameron, and nine grandchildren. The body was removed to the Crider funeral home, Elm Grove. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Gary Timmons)


JAMES A. HOWARD

The Morning Journal, Lorain, OH, Monday, September 9, 2002, page A6:

James A. Howard, 86, was retired from TRW Lorain - James Alexander Howard, 86, of Lorain, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, following a brief illness.

He was born March 4, 1916, in Cameron, W.Va. He lived in Lorain since 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the rank of tech sergeant.

Howard was employed as a bull block operator for TRW (previously Nelson Stud Welding) for 18 years, retiring in 1980. Before that he was employed at U. S. Steel for nine years and American Shipbuilding for three years.

He was a member of Elyria Baptist Church and enjoyed flea markets, auctions, garage sales, and rebuilding lawnmowers.

Survivors include his son, Fred Wressell of Berlin Heights; daughters Beatrice Martincin of Sheffield Village, Avonelle Webster of Hibbing, Minn., and Donna Hartman of Lorain; 23 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Marion Keffer of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and sisters Louella Hudimac of Wheeling, W.Va., and Lillian Wright of Moundsville, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Doris (nee Hayes) in 1987; sons Harold Wressell and Charles Wressell; brothers Jack Burl, Charles Howard and John Howard; and one grandson.

Friends may call Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain, where services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jim Gordon, pastor of Elyria Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

Submitted by Jane (Spurlock) Hoholski.


Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - September 16, 1987

LAWRENCE J. HOWARD

Lawrence J. Howard, 86, of Akron, passed away Sept. 14.

Mr. Howard was born in Wheeling, W. Va., and lived in the Akron area for the last 70 years. He retired from Firestone in 1966, with 49 years service working in the Laboratory Research Department.

He is survived by wife, Marie; daughter, Dorothy L. Rivelli of Akron; son, Lawrence Jr. of Uniontown; brother, Carl of Akron; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services at the Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore Blvd., Friday, 11 a.m., with Rev. Susan J. Withrow officiating. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.


Florida Times-Union, The (Jacksonville, FL) - November 18, 2004

Lawrence J. Howard Jr.

HOWARD Lawrence J. Howard, Jr. 66, of Jacksonville, formerly of Akron, Ohio, ended his life's journey on November 16, 2004, after a courageous struggle with cancer. His wife and children ask that you take a moment to remember his goodness and sincerity in your prayers. Lawrence graduated from Akron University and retired after 42 years with B.F. Goodrich Co. He was a member of Isle of Faith United Methodist Church the Computer Users Group of Jacksonville. Preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence J. Howard, Sr., and Lessie Marie Howard, niece Sharon Tennant, of Akron. He leaves a wife of 21 years, Teri Howard of Jacksonville, Florida, daughters Debbie Loughney of Ravenna, Ohio, Vicki Mellon of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Kim Fitzgerald of Brimfield, Ohio, a son, Kevin Howard of West Palm Beach, Florida and two stepsons, Rob Medkeff of Jacksonville and Jeff Medkeff of Alaska. Also a sister, Dorothy Rivelli of Akron, Ohio, along with twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday in the Isle of Faith United Methodist Church, November 19, 2004 at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Skip Parvin officiating. The family suggests memorials to Community Hospice. Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME 1701 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach. Until we will be together again, we wil remember his indomnitable courage during his illness, his faith and love of family and his sense of humor to the end.


Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - February 6, 2000

Lessie Marie Howard

Lessie Marie Howard, age 89, passed away Feb. 3, 2000.

She was born March 15, 1920, in Bearsville, W. Va.

Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Sr.; granddaughter, Sharon L. Tennant; brothers, Dewey, Jess, Lonnie, Howard and Wilson Hoskins, she is survived by loving daughter, Dorothy L. Rivelli of Akron; son, Lawrence (Terie) Howard Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; twin sister, Essie Williamson; and sisters, Ruth Schuckert of Akron and Freda Lough of West Virginia.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton, with Pastor James Roma officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Calling hours TODAY, 4 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Center.


Wheeling News-Register - Friday, Nov. 18, 1949

Nannie B. Howard

Mrs. Nannie B. Howard, 84, widow of Edwin L. Howard and former resident of Dallas Pike, died Tuesday noon at the home of her daughter Mrs. Chloe Armbrecht, Stockton, Cal. Mrs. Howard resided at Dallas Pike until the death of her husband in 1941. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. E. C. Fankhauser, Beallsville, O; Mrs. Armbrecht; Mrs. William T. Phillips, Cameron, W. Va.; Mrs. Edward E. Hansen, Waterman, Cal.; four sons, Archer L. of Stockton, Cal.; Dr. Charles L., Hinton; Jesse Gorham of Maine; and Edwin B. Howard of Charleston; and nine grandchildren. Five children preceeded her in death. The body will arive in Wheeling tomarrow morning and be taken to Kepners, 107 Key Ave. Elm Grove.

News-Register Sat., Nov. 19, 1949

Howard Rites Monday - Services will be held Monday afternoon in chapel of Kepner's, 107 Key Avenue, Elm Grove, for Mrs. Nannie L. Howard, 84, widow of Edwin L. Howard, resident of Dallas Pike most of her life, who died Tuesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs Chloe Armbrecht, Stockton, Cal. where she had resided since 1943. The Rev. R. J. Matheny, pastor of the First Methodist church, Elm Grove, will officiate and interment will be in Dallas cemetery, Marshall County.

(Gary Timmons)


Obituary of WILEY BENJAMIN HOWARD

"Akron Beacon Journal"

Wiley Benjamin Howard (b-1871) of 2154 9th Street died at Barberton Citizens Hospital (June 26, 1954). He was a native of Marshall County WV. He lived in Akron 36 years. Retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber in 1935. Services 10:00AM Monday at Billows Chapel. Rev. G Lynn Pugh officiating. Burial is at Cambridge Ohio. He leaves a brother Roy of Pennsylvania and sister Mrs Lulu Miller of Littleton WV.

Submitted by Larry Howard.


From the "Wheeling News-Register", Tues., Nov. 24, 1998

HOWE, Chester Ray, 84, of Grandview Road, Glen Dale, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was a former employee of Moundsville Smelter, Coastal Construction, and the former Triangle Wire and Cable, where he retired after 34 years of service. He was also a self-employed farmer, electrician, truck driver and saw miller, and a Protestant by faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. and Olive McCane Howe; three brothers Roy, Russell, and Hubert; a grandson, James Howe. Surviving are his wife, Freda Marshall Howe; two sons, Raymond L. and Jack W., both of Moundsville; two daughters, Norma Jean Thomas of Moundsville and Donna Callar of Bolivar, WV; a sister-in-law, Ruth Howe of Moundsville; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are pending at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville.

Submitted by Christina Parsons.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, April 12. 2008

HUBBARD, Gwendolyn Mackey, 81, of Beech Bottom, W.Va., died April 10, 2008, at her home.

She was born November 13, 1926, in Cameron, W.Va.

She was retired from American Electric Power, where she had 30 years service; was a member of Wellsburg Order of Eastern Star Chapter 23; founding member and president of the Brooke County Genealogy Society; WV State Historical Preservation Board; Brooke County Chapter AARP; and was nominated for the citizen of the year twice in Wellsburg.

She was a member of the Beech Bottom Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert D. and Margaret Keffer Mackey; and her husband, Ted Hubbard, Jr., who passed on January 4, 2006.

Surviving are two sons, Mark Miller and his wife, Levena, of Follansbee, W.Va., and Donald Hubbard and his wife, Terry, of Beech Bottom; two daughters, Carla White and her husband, Joe, of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Nadene Mayhew and her husband, Danny, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one sister, Marilyn McCord of Wellsburg; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchil dren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation on Saturday, April 12, 2008, from noon-4 and 7-9 p.m., at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg, W.Va., where funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2008, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Larry Grimes officiating.

Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family would request memorial contributions to be made to Beech Bottom Christian Church, Beech Bottom, WV 26030, or the Brooke County Genealogy Society, c/o Bobby Elliott, 159 Scenery Hill, Wellburg, WV 26070.

Wellsburg Order of Eastern Star Chapter 23 will have a memorial service at the funeral home Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 7 p.m.


"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Saturday, October 9, 1971, page 1

C. S. Hubbs, 93 - Died Friday

Charles Samuel Hubbs, 93, of Glen Easton, W. Va. died Friday afternoon in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale.

He was born December 9, 1877 in Glen Easton, the son of Millard F. and Catherine McClelland Porter Hubbs. He was a retired carpenter; a member of the Fork Ridge Universalist church; and was a veteran of the Spanish-American war.

Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth Ann Mellow (sic) Hubbs; one son, Arthur of Moundsville; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Howard of Cameron; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Lutes Funeral Home Saturday (today) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with Evangelist Gene West officiating.

Interment will be in Universalist cemetery, Fork Ridge.

Note: The obituary is printed as it appeared in the newspaper. The maiden name of his wife is misspelled as it was Mellon.

Submitted by Bill & Mary Porter.


Source - "Moundsville (W. Va) Echo" newspaper, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, Thursday, October 20, 1927, page 6

Mrs. Catherine McClelland Hubbs

Catherine McClelland Hubbs, wife of Millard F. Hubbs, was born July 31, 1849, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Emanuel and Elizabeth Porter. Her mother, father, sister, two brothers and an infant daughter preceded her to the heavenly home several years ago. Her husband, four sons and two daughters remain.

She was a constant reader of newspapers, books and magazines, and was well informed about world events and topics of general interest. She had a wide circle of friends who knew her particularly for her cheerful attitude toward life with all its changing scenes and her abiding faith in the ultimate triumph of the soul in its effort to attain perfection. She was a firm believer in the Univeralist interpretation of the Holy Scriptures and manifested her faith at all times by word and deed.

She passed away October 16, 1927.

Submitted by Bill & Mary Porter.


"The Moundsville Daily Echo" - Friday, February 16, 1973, page 1

ELIZABETH HUBBS DIED THURSDAY

Elizabeth Ann Hubbs, 87, of Glen Easton, died Thursday night at the Skyline Nursing Home, Colerain, Ohio.

She was born in Marshall County on May 29, 1885, the daughter of James and Sarah Degarmo Mellon.

She was a member of Beelers Station Christian church, and was a retired janitor of Glen Easton School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, formerly postmaster at Glen Easton, in 1971.

Surviving are one son, Arthur of Moundsville; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded her in death.

Friends will be received at the Lutes Funeral Home this Friday evening (tonight) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

"The Moundsville Daily Echo" - February 17, 1973, page 1

ELIZABETH HUBBS SERVICES SUNDAY

Friends are being received at the Lutes Funeral Home in Moundsville Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. for Elizabeth Anne Hubbs of Glen Easton who died Thursday at Skyview Nursing Home in Colerain.

Services will be conducted from the funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. with Evangelist D. Gene West officiating.

Interment in the Universalist cemetery, Fork Ridge.

Submitted by Bill Porter.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, March 14, 1932

EVERETT HUBBS OF IRISH RIDGE DIES SUDDENLY SATURDAY

Everett Hubbs, of Irish Ridge, lifelong resident of Marshall county, died very suddenly Saturday afternoon near his home while hauling wood for a neighbor. Mr. Hubbs has been subject to heart trouble for a long time.

He was born at Glen Easton, the son of the late William and Mary Jane Hubbs. He was 71 years old last September.

Surviving are his wife Mrs. Mollie Lowe Hubbs, three daughters, Mrs. Earl Stewart of Freeport, Ohio; Mrs. Homer Thompson of Moundsville and Miss Wilma at home. Lawrence and Herbert both of Moundsville, two sons, Russell and Leo preceded him a number of years ago. Also Mrs. Sarah B. Wilson of Pittsburgh and one brother I. J. Hubbs of Glen Easton.

Thirty five years ago he became a Christian and was an active member of the Beelers Station Christian church. He was a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M. Lodge.

Short funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the house at 2 o'clock and at the Beelers Station church at 2:30. Burial will take place at that place.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, March 15, 1932

HUBBS FUNERAL TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Everett Hubbs will be held Wednesday afternoon, brief services to be conducted at 2 o'clock from the home on Irish ridge. Services will be held at 2:30 o'clock at Beelers Station church, with Rev. W. E. Pierce of the Cameron Christian church, in charge. Interment will be made in the Beelers Station cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Friday, 4 MAR 1949

Isaac Jones Hubbs life resident of Marshall county, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at his home in Glen Easton. He was 78 years of age.

Services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the late residence, followed by additional rites at 2:30 at Fork Ridge Universalist church. With burial in the church cemetery. He was born June 28, 1870, in glen Easton, a son of the late William Henry and Mary Miller Hubbs, and was a member of the Jr OUAM at Glen Easton.

Surviving are his wife, Alvilda Marshall Hubbs, three sons, Roscoe and Halley J Hubbs of Moundsville and Marion Kenneth Hubbs and a daughter, Mrs Malissa Rine, both of Glen Easton, 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

The body is at the Lutes funeral home and will be taken to the late home Saturday morning.

Friends were asked to please omit flowers.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, April 16, 1923

ISAAC N. HUBBS DIES

Isaac N. Hubbs died at his home at Glen Easton, at 3:30 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, April 15, after a long illness. Mr. Hubbs would have been 87 years old on Wednesday, the 18th.

Hr. Hubbs is survived by his wife and one son, George Hubbs of Follansbee and three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Blake of Glen Easton, Mrs. Edna Smith of Glen Easton, and Miss Elsie Hubbs at home. Also two brothers, M. F. Hubbs of Fork Ridge, and Geo. W. Hubbs of Glen Easton.

Mr. Hubbs spent his long and useful life in the neighborhood of Glen Easton, never having lived more than five miles from the place where he was born. He was a soldier in the Civil War, serving in Company C, 12th W. Va. Inf. He took part in practically all the battles of the Shenandoah Valley, under Gen. Sherman. He was also in the Petersburg and Appomattox campaigns under Gen. Grant. He was a member of J. Elmore Evans Post No. 26, G. A. R. at Glen Easton.

Mr. Hubbs was a firm believer in the principles of the Universalist church.

The funeral will take place Tuesday morning. Short services will be held at the house, and after a short service at the Universalist church, interment will be made in the Universalist cemetery on Fork ridge.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, July 8, 1996

LINDA HUBBS DIED SUNDAY

Linda Sue Severn Hubbs, 58, of RD 5, Cameron, died Sunday, July 7, at home. She was born December 31, 1937. She was an employee of Oglebay Institute, Wheeling; a ham radio operator, a dispatcher for the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Cameron, and was employed by the Marshall County office of Emergency Services; a former dairy farmer; and a member of the late First Presbyterian Church, Cameron.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Hubbs, 1988.

Surviving are a son J. Timothy of Moundsville; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Judy) Matthews and Mrs. Kevin (Karen) Evans, both of Cameron; her parents Ralph G. and Katherine Whipkey Severn; seven grandchildren; two step?grandchildren.

Friends received 2?3 and 7?9 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 p.m. with Rev. Joe Heilman and Rev. Walter McNutt officiating. Interment in Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo, PA.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Moundsville, Marshall County, WV - Nov 22, 1946.

MILLARD FILMORE HUBBS

M. F. Hubbs, 95, Dies at Glen Easton Millard Fillmore Hubbs, 95, one of the county’s oldest residents, died at the home of his son, laine (sic) Hubbs, Glen Easton RD 2, at 3:55 o’clock Thursday afternoon following a long illness.

He was born September 1, 1851, in Marshall county, a son of the late George M. and Sarah Ambler Hubbs, and was the last surviving of 11 children. He was engaged in farming on Fork ridge most of his life.

Surviving are four sons, Blaine and Charles of Glen Easton, George of Charleston and Harry Hubbs of Akron; two daughters Mrs. Margaret Howard of Cameron, and Mrs. Elizabeth Harris of Great Falls, Montana; and 19 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

His wife, Catherine Porter Hubbs, preceded him in death in 1927, as did one daughter in 1884.

The body is at the Grisell funeral home and was returned to the Blaine Hubbs home this afternoon.

Submitted by Bill Porter.


Wheeling News-Register, Feb 12, 2008

HUBBS, Ruby W. Derrow, 91, of Roberts Ridge, Moundsville, W.Va., died Monday, February 11, 2008, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born November 24, 1916 in Marshall County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Sheridan S. and Addie Bonar Derrow.

She worked as an Assistant Cook at the Moundsville High School Hot Lunch Program and as a Cook at Mercantile Bank; and was a member of First Christian Church of Moundsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Hubbs; twin brothers, Robert and Ralph Derrow; a brother, Dale Derrow; and sisters, Erma Carmichael and Virginia Jones; and an infant sister, Mabel Lee Derrow.

Survivors include a son, Reed (Sue) Hubbs of Glen Dale; a sister, Jean Gauthier of Moundsville; a grandson, Bob (Beth) Hubbs of Glen Easton; two great-grandchildren, Da- kota Hubbs of Seattle, Wash., and Selina Plastino of Quarryville, Pa. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1p.m. with the Rev. Charles H. Kemp officiating.

Interment in Greenview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Sanctuary Beautification Fund, 1200 3rd St., Moundsville, WV 26041.


DEATH REMOVES CHAMPION RAIL SPLITTER AT 87

JACK HUFF, County's Best Known Rail and Shingle Maker, Is Dead.

Spent Virtually His Entire Life In Dallas, Calis and Majorsville.

The remains of Jack Huff, pioneer resident of Marshall County, was laid to rest yesterday in Dallas cemetery following services at the church. His death removed Marshall County's best know rail splitter and shingle maker. Pneumonia claimed his life at the age of 87, the majority of which was spent in the Dallas, Calis and Majorsville district.

Coming into that territory when it was little more than a forest Huff gained fame as a boy as a shingle and rail splitter. Old timers say he could fell a tree and make more shingles in a day than any other man in that part of the county. Many a contest was held in the early days but his only rival was the late Morgan Gray, a native of Calis district, who was also an expert in this now almost forgotten trade.

There are very few of the older buildings around Dry Ridge and the Majorsville district but what at sometime or another, have not been covered by shingles made by either Gray or Huff. They prided themselves on knowing good timber and roofs would often last 25 and 30 years when shingled with their product. Of late years these men saw the forest gradually disappear and their trade became extinct.

Several years ago Huff broke his hip and had been a semi-invalid. His last days were spent on Number 2 Ridge in a small cabin made of clapboards covered with the shingles split out by his own hands. It was his ideal home.

Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


Chester B. Huggins

HUGGINS, Chester Burl, 85, of North Avenue, Cameron, W.Va., died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at home, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born May 19, 1920 in Wetzel County, a son of the late Clarence and Mary Davis Huggins.

He was a US Navy Veteran, having served in WWII; member of the American Legion Post 18, Cameron; and retired from Magma Copper Company, Superior, Ariz.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children; three brothers and; three sisters.

Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Helen Burge Huggins; a daughter, Janie (Daun) Suarez of Ariz.; and two other daughters; three sisters, Olga Plants, Rubie Wilson and Janet Richmond, all of Moundsville, W.Va.

There will be no visitation.


MARY R. HUGGINS

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name.

April 1989

Mary R. Huggins of RD 2, Big Grave Creek, Moundsville, W.Va., has died. She was 102 years old. She was born March 6, 1887 in Marshall County, the daughter of the late Bowen and Margaret White Davis. She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Oscar Huggins, in 1978, and a daughter, Jessie Ebersole, in 1983. Surviving are four sons, Clyde of Galion, Ohio; Chester of Cameron, W.Va.; Clarence, at home; and Coy of Phoenix, Ariz.; five daughters, Ethel Goodnight, Mrs. Lonnie (Olga) Plants and Mrs. Raymond (Janet) Richmond, all of Moundsville; Sophia Wheeler of Glen Easton, W.Va., and Mrs. Friend (Rubie) Wilson of Beming, New Mexico. Also surviving are two half-brothers, David Davis of Wheeling, W.Va. and Rester Davis of Moundsville; two half-sisters, Gertha Stibnis and Martha McFarland, both of Wheeling; 29 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren. Services were held at the Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


The Stuart News, Stuart, FL - 27 Jul 2002, page C4, columns 5-6:

MERL F. HUGGINS

Port St. Lucie - Merl F. Huggins, 75, of Port St. Lucie died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, in Port St. Lucie. A native of Benwood, W.Va., he lived in the area for 40 years. He moved here from Benwood. He was a security guard for Tropicana Juice Co. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Donna Huggins of Port St. Lucie; and a brother, Joseph J. Huggins of Fort Pierce. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday July 28, at Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 29, in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce.

Submitted by Arlene L. Brown Ackermann


Obituary, Death Notice, Information on ELIZABETH KIMMINS HUGHES

Hughes, Elizabeth Kimmins, 90, of Dallas, West Virginia, died Saturday (July 21, 1990) at home. (She was born June 11, 1900.) Mrs. Hughes was a former employee of Kimmins General Store, Dallas; and a member of Dallas Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lloyd Hughes, in 1926. Surviving are two sons, Marvin L. of Dallas, WV and Charles W. of Daytona Beach, Florida; a daughter, Mrs. Edison (Zelma) Caldwell of Claysville, PA; a sister, Mrs. Lewis (Virginia) Craig of Triadelphia, WV; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Perry M. McIntyre officiating. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV.

Source: Obituary, Death Notice in "Wheeling News Register", Wheeling, WV, Monday, 23 July 1990 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


HAROLD WAYNE HUGHES

"Wheeling News-Register" - 12 Nov 2000

HUGHES, Harold Wayne, 84, of Cameron Continuous Care Center, died Thursday evening at the center. He was born March 10, 1916, in Cameron, son of the late Shirl and Mary A. McCracken Hughes.

He was retired from Shell Oil Co., an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the Cameron Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sarah Helen Turner Hughes, in 1984.

Surviving are a brother, Laverne D. Hughes of Cameron; a brother-in-law, Orville Turner of Cambridge, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Juanita Hughes of Pickerington, Ohio; a nephew, Howard Kimble of Pittsburgh; and a niece, Ramona Adams of Pickerington, Ohio.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Ave., Cameron.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Cameron Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ron McCoy officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


VERNON R. HUGHES, JR

(Source unknown; probably a Cameron, WV Newspaper)

Headline: Cameron Marine

Memorial services were held last Sunday evening in the Saltsburg, PA Presbyterian Church by Rev. C.J.L. Bates for Vernon R. Hughes, Jr., formerly of Cameron. He was killed in action June 14, 1944, in Saipan. Entering the service in November of 1942 in the U.S. Marine Corps, he attended the Training Center at Parris Island, S.C., Camp Lejeune, N.C. and Camp Pendleton, Calif. On June 21 he was united in marriage to Helen May Houston of Indiana, PA.

His mother, Mrs. W.D. Iseman and a brother, Harold R. Hughes reside in Saltsburg, his father, Vernon Hughes in Cameron. He was born in Cameron, and educated in the schools there and was best known as "Junior." He was the grandson of Mrs. Margaret Hughes and Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Reigle of Cameron.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.

Note: Vernon's grandmother was Margaret Barnett Hughes, sister to Virginia's grandmother, Maude.


JAMES F. HULL

James F. Hull, 81, of Benwood Hill Road, Benwood, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in the Ohio Valley Medical Center.

He was born October 20, 1919, in McMechen, son of the late David K. and Rose Ann Haren Hull.

He was a retired foreman from the B&O Railroad, with 41 years of service and was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling.

He was a member of the Marshall County Antique Power Association; a life member of both the Blake Brothers American Legion Post 46, Benwood and the National Rifle Association; the VFW of McMechen; the Knights of Columbus; and was a Marine veteran, serving in World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Hull; two brothers, David and Charles Hull; two sisters, Elizabeth Campbell and Helen Armstrong; and a grandson, David J. Renzella.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Lula Adams Hull; a daughter, Sharlet A. Purpura and her husband, Frank, of Wheeling; two sons, James D. and his wife, Georgia of Benwood and Gaylerd F. Hull and his wife, Sharon of Benwood; eight grandchildren, James D. Hull and his wife, Lori, Jeannie L. Nelson and her husband, Matt, Gaylerd E. Hull, Michelle A. Hull, Jeffrey Hull, Leigh Ann Scherich and her husband, Brad, Justin A. Hull and Seth A. Renzella; and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will recieved Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, with the Rev. Raymond Jablinske as celebrant. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Marshall County Antique Power Association, Box 503, Benwood, WV 26031; or Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.


CHARLES P. HUMMEL

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
July 20, 1935

Charles P. Hummel, age 73, retired farmer of the Sherrard, W. Va. Vicinity, died after a short illness at his home at Strassburg, Ohio. He had lived most of his life near Sherrard. Mr. Hummel was born in Germany on June 5, 1867. He came to this country when a young man on April 27, 1887. He had been a farmer all his life. For the past eight years, the deceased had lived with his son, Harry Hummel, at Strassburg. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Wheeling. Mr. Hummel is survived by four son, Fred of Yorkville, Ohio; William of Mineral City, Ohio; Harry of Strassburg; and George of Wheeling, and four daughters, Mrs. John Scherwinski, Mrs. John Plants, Mrs. Harry Caldwell and Mrs. Elmer Grubb, all of Sherrard, and one brother, Henry Hummel of Big Wheeling Creek. His wife, Pauline Schultz Hummel, died July 24, 1925. The remains will arrive in Wheeling this evening and will be taken to the Altmeyer and Sons Funeral Home. On Sunday they will be taken to the home of Mrs. Harry Caldwell, his daughter, at Sherrard, where funeral services will be held. Interment will be in the Limestone Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


CALVIN HUNT

"Moundsville Daily Echo", Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1937

Calvin Hunt, 85, died this morning at 5 o'clock at the home of his son A. C. Hunt on Robert's Ridge. Surviving are six sons, John Hunt, and W. A. Hunt of McMechen; W. F. Hunt of Rosbys Rock, J. B. Hunt of Moundsville, and C. C. Hunt of Ventura, California; one daughter, Mrs. Della Earnest of Woodruff; and a half sister, Mrs. Frank Wilhelm and a half brother Clem Reed, both of Cameron.

The body was taken to the Lutes funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Marsha Clark.


MARY HUNT (Wife of Calvin Hunt; first husband was Quinton Clark.)

"Moundsville Daily Echo", Thurs. Aug. 4, 1932.

Mrs. Mary Hunt, wife of Calvin Hunt, died at her home at Rosbys Rock at five o'clock Wednesday evening, at the age of 68 years. She is survived by her husband and a son, Harry Clark, of McMechen. Several step-children also survive.

Services will be held from the Lutes funeral chapel at 1:30 o'clock on Friday. The funeral party will then go to the Universalist Church, Fork Ridge, where funeral services will begin at 3:00 o'clock and internment will take place in the church cemetery.

Submitted by Marsha Clark.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, February 8, 1946

MARY E. HUNT, 81, DIES AT LITTLETON; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Mary E. Knapp Hunt died Wednesday night, February 6, at 10 o'clock at home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Hudson of near Littleton. She was 81 years of age, and had lived her entire life in Wetzel and Marshall counties having spent a number of years in Moundsville.

The deceased was a daughter of William and Julia Knapp of near Cameron.

She was united in marriage to John A. Hunt, who preceded her in death in October, 1919. To this union 10 children were born, two having preceded her in death, Bert in infancy and Clyde aged 54 in 1935.

The following children survive; Harvey H., Harry L. and Wylie T. Hunt all of Texas; David A. of Hopedale, Ohio; Joseph A. of Littleton; Mrs. Edna Anderson of New Martinsville; Mrs. Ostie Lantz of Sheperd, Michigan; and Mrs. Edna Hudson, with whom she made her home. Also surviving are one brother A. L. Knapp of Moundsville; one sister Mrs. Annie Jolliff of Littleton, 26 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

She was a life long member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at East View Church of Christ 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Interment in East View cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Obituary, Information on MARGARET RALSTON HUNTER

DEATH CLAIMS OCTOGENARIAN

Mrs. Margaret Ralston Hunter, 80, Former School Teacher Dies at Roney's Point

Mrs. Margaret Ralston Hunter, 80, wife of William Hunter, died at 6 o'clock last night (October 29, 1933) at the home of her son-in-law, Charles A. Maxwell, at Roney's Point. She had been in failing health for several months.

Mrs. Hunter, was a native of Washington County, Pennsylvania, born on February 27, 1853. She passed most of her life near Dallas (WV) and before her marriage was a school teacher.

While living near Dallas Mrs. Hunter was a member of the Presbyterian Church and when she took up residents with her son-in-law 13 years ago she transferred her membership to the United Presbyterian Church at Roney's Point.

The survivors are one brother, John Ralston of Claysville, PA; and seven grandchildren. Her husband died 13 years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 clock tomorrow morning in the Crider mortuary at Elm Grove. The Rev. John W. Bickett will officiate and interment will be in Claysville Cemetery.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News-Register", Monday, Oct. 30, 1933 page 2. Appropriate correction by Norma Maxwell Dague (granddaughter) and James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Newspaper unknown, June 1935

MATTHEW V. HUNTER

Matthew V. Hunter, substantial citizen of West Finley Township, Washington County, Pa, and life long resident of Gunn School District, died at his home, June 16, 1935, aged 78 yrs.

Interment in Dallas Cemetery.

Mr. Hunter was born in 1856 on the farm where he died. He was the son of James and Sarah McNeil Hunter, of early families of that section. He was a pupil of Gunn School and followed farming.

He was united in marriage with Miss Carried Black of his home community.

For many years he was a member of West Union Presbyterian Church, Dallas,W.Va. He leaves his wife, one son, Harry Hunter, at home, a brother, John Hunter of Cannonsburg; and three sisters; Miss Jennie Hunter and Miss Mary Hunter of West Finley, and Mrs. John Blake of Elm Grove.

Submitted by Karen Hucko.


Wheeling Intelligencer
Monday, August 14, 1950

ORANGE ISAAC HUPP

Orange Isaac Hupp, 84, of Hupps Ridge, near Cameron, died yesterday in his home at 3 p.m. Born in Setonsville, in Marshall County, April 15, 1866, he was a son of Everhart and hannah scherick Hupp. His remains are at the Antill Funeral home, in Cameron, where friends will be received after noon today. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home tomorrow at 2 p.m. EST., with the Rev. A. R. Baer officiating. Interment will be in Big Run cemetery.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


CECIL EARL HUSS

Cecil Earl Huss, 80, of Mount Olivet, WV, died on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV.

He was born February 8, 1934 in Wheeling, WV, son of the late Cecil A. Huss and Hazel Pauline Miller Huss Grim.

He was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, where he was involved for years in many organizations and sang in the choir.

Cecil was a graduate of Linsly Military Institute where he was an all-state football player for three years as a lineman and participated in the West Virginia/ Ohio OVAC football game. He went on to play football at West Virginia University for two years, finishing his football career at West Liberty University where he was all-conference.

He was a truck driver for the Teamsters for 25 years and drove trucks for different companies until retiring from trucking. In his later years, he was the caretaker at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Mount Olivet, WV. He was a long- standing member of the Mount Olivet Lions Club, the United Methodist Men, the Linsly Alumni, and the Cave Club in Wheeling, WV, where he enjoyed playing many card games over the years.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Loretta Jean Cunningham Huss; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Brown and her husband, Michael of Fredericksburg, VA, and their children, Madeline and Andrew; and son, Eric Huss and daughter-in-law Shelly Wild Huss of Pittsburgh, PA, and their children, Zachary, Jacob, and Benjamin.

Friends will be received on Sunday, June 15, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, June 16, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St, Wheeling, WV (304 242-2311).

Mount Olivet Lions Club will conduct services at 6:30 Monday evening. Services will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Wheeling, WV, with the Reverend Greg Markins officiating.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 500 Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, WV 26003.


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