Marshall County Obituaries

Published 17 Oct 2005 in The Tennessean, Nashville, TN


Covert Hugh Neely, 81, of White Bluff (TN), passed away Saturday, October 15, 2005. He was a member of the Bible Missionary Baptist Church. He was retired from customer service with the East Ohio Gas Co. Preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Rachel Blake Neely; one grandson. Survived by wife, Juanita Cheatham Neely of White Bluff; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Lester Lake of White Bluff; brothers, John Neely of New Freeport, PA, Ted Neely and Mike Neely b oth of Alabama; sister, Rosalie Noah of Bulls Gap, TN; granddaughters, Juanita May Lynch and Mary Ester Smith; step grandson, Desmond Lake; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin 11 a.m., Monday at Bible Missionary Baptist Church, Claylick Road, White Bluff. Services will be at 12 noon, Tuesday, October 18, 2005 from the Church with the Pastor, Bro. Donny Hutcheson, officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, McCrory Lane, near Pegram, TN. Services under the direction of TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, Dickson, TN, (615) 446-2808.

Published 10 Nov 2001 in the Beacon Journal, Akron, OH


D. Eugene Neely, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001.

A resident of Barberton (OH) for most of his life, he retired from Plumber's and Pipefitter's Local 219, and was an active member of Barberton First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, trustee, finance chairman, and numberous other positions. He enjoyed bowling in the area churches' bowling leagues.

Preceded in death by parents, Delbert Neely and Olive Williams, and wife, Norma, he is survived by wife, Marilyn; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Denny Adams of Barberton, Susan and Edward Van Brunt of Olean, NY, Ruth and Daniel Wentworth of Parkersburg, WV; sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Jacquie of Norton, OH, Doug and Michelle of Copley, OH; step-children, Greg (Judy) Collier of Maineville, OH, Todd (Sandy) Collier of Barberton, OH, Amy (Chris) Klonk of Wadsworth, OH; stepmother, Martha Neely of Barberton, OH; grandchildren, Michael Adams, Bonnie (Chris) Furl, Bryan and Travis Wentworth, Brittany and Ashley Neely; stepgrandchildren, Kirk, Gary, Lauren, Nick, Randie, Phillip, Emily, Alex, Ian, Collin and Brady; brother, Delbert Neely, Jr. of New Martinsville, WV; sisters, Darlene Simms of Cameron, WV, Deloris White of Paden City, WV, Virginia Moore of Poplar Bluff, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, 3pm, at Barberton First Baptisit Church, 254 Sixth St. NW, with Pastor E. Murray McMillan officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation TONIGHT, 6 to 9, at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. In liew of flowers, memorial may be made to Barberton First Baptist Church. (Campfield-Hickman-Collier, 330-745-3161)

Published July 14, 2000 in the Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH


Delbert Neely, 86, passed away after a long illness, on Wednesday, July 12, 2000.

Mr. Neely was born in Cameron, WV, and was a resident of Barberton (OH) for 59 years. He worked at Ric-Wil for 26 years, and retired from the Barberton Board of Education after 16 years of service. He was also a member of Barberton First Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by son-in-law, Bill Simms; great-granddaughter, Cathy Simms; stepson, Norwood Cain; seven brothers, and three sisters, he is survived by wife, Martha; sons, D. Eugene of Norton, OH, Delbert Jr. of New Martinsville, WV; daughters, Darlene Simms of Cameron, WV, Deloris (David) White of Paden City, WV, Virginia (Jerry) Moore of Poplar Bluff, MO; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; stepgrandson, Mark Cain of Akron, OH; stepgranddaughter, Beverly Cain of Portsmouth, OH; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Saturday, 11am, at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Rev. Dan Wentworth officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation TONIGHT, 6 to 9. (Campfield-Hickman-Collier, 330-745-3161)


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

George Russell Neely passed away at the family home in Loudenville, W. Va. On February 16, 1926. He was born January 6, 1876 and was therefore, 59 years, one month and 10 days of age. He leaves 11 children: Mrs. Everett McCracken; Mrs. Everett Trenter and Edith Neely of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Edward Parker, Earle and Carl Neely of Alliance, Ohio; Mrs. Sherrell McDowell of Moundsville; Mrs. Lester Chambers of Cameron, W. Va.; Mrs. Zane Gosney of Loudenville; and Minnie and Ralph, both at home. He also leaves his mother and three sisters, and 12 grandchildren.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.

Published 11 Nov 2004 in the Repository, Canton, OH


Kermit L. Neely Sr., age 73, of East Canton (OH), went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning at Mercy Medical Center. He was born on May 27, 1931 in Cameron, WV to the late Jacob and Roxie Neely. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was employed as a welder for 22 years by the Conrail System, retiring in 1998. Kermit was a loyal member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher. He was preceded in death by his brother, Challen Neely and sisters, Pauline Cross and Twila Logsdon. He is survived by his wife, Wilma (Hashman) Neely, to whom he was married on Nov. 25, 1960; his son, Kermit L. Neely Jr. of Ft. Pierce, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Everett Tuffland of Sarasota, FL; and grandchildren, Kermit L. Neely III and Ryan Neely. He also leaves his brothers, Gerald of Whitehouse, TN, Ronald and Paul of New Martinsville, WV; sisters, Garnet Yeager of Dallas, TX, Reva McLintock of Moundsville, WV and Connie Neely of New Martinsville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Chruch (2615 Prairie College St. SW) with Rev. Ron Howard officiating. Burial will be in Robertsville Cemetery. Calling hours at the Reed Funeral Home will be Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.

Wheeling News-Register Wednesday, January 21, 2004

NEELY, Imogene Gorby, 65, of Wiley Avenue, Cameron, W.Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

She was born July 4, 1938 in Marshall County, W.Va., daughter of the late Yeager Gorby and Ira Wilma Glover Gorby.

She was a nursing aide at the former Anderson Personal Care Home, Cameron and a Protestant by faith.

She is survived by her husband, Junior Ray Neely; two daughters, Sarah (Roger) Kupfer and Karen Kelly, all of Cameron; two grandchildren, Roger Lee Kupfer and Ray McMasters; and three brothers, Larry Gorby of Cameron, William Gorby of Sebring, Ohio and Carl Gorby.

Friends will be received at the Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 with Pastor Ron McCoy officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.



Wheeling Daily Intelligencer - Wheeling, W. Va. - Vol. 6, Sat., 22 Aug. 1857

We learn from a gentleman just arrived from Marshall County, that on Monday last, the barn of Mr. Wm. Henry, on Fish Creek Hills, near Belton, was struck by lightning. Three men were killed, and the barn and all its contents totally destroyed. The men were engaged in threshing with a machine inside the barn, when the electric fluid struck the cylinder of the thresher. John Neely and Joseph Young were instantly killed. There were some half dozen persons in the barn at the time, among them Mr. Henry himself, whose injuries by the shock have since resulted in his death. This unlooked for accident, which deprived the community of three of its best citizens, has cast a gloom over the whole neighborhood.

Submitted by Bonnie Van Orden.

"Democrat Messenger," (Waynesburg, PA) - 29 June 1940


Mrs. Rachel R. Neely

Mrs. Rachel Robinson Neely, aged 67, widow of John Neely, of Cameron, W. Va., died at her home Friday afternoon, June 28, 1940, at 4 o;clock after a protracted illness. She was born May 23, 1873, near Cameron, a daughter of Andrew and Jane Young Robinson, and spent all her life in the Cameron district. Her husband died last March, She is survived by 11 children and one brother. Mrs. Neely was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church.

Submitted by Carol (Neely) Patterson

Opal Neidermeyer

NEIDERMEYER, Opal G. "Johnnie," age 95, of Benwood Hill, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2005.

She was born on September 18, 1910 to Charles and Christine McCoy.

Johnnie is survived by her husband of 67 years, Alvin A. Neidermeyer. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Adolph and Ellen Neidermeyer from Morgantown, W.Va.; two granddaughters and spouses, Dr. Presha E. Neidermeyer and Donald N. Noland from Schenectady, N.Y. and Mandy N. Carlson and Dr. Jay Carlson; and great-grandchildren, Eliza Grace and Jack August, all from Glenville, N.Y.

Johnnie was preceded in death by an infant son; her sisters, Stella Austin, Julia Gunto and Winnie Noble; and her brothers, Charles "Junior" McCoy and Mack McCoy.

Johnnie was an involved community and family person. She was a 65 years member of Glen Dale United Methodist Church and active in Women's Circle at the church.

She served as a summer church school leader for many years and served as coordinator of church-sponsoredrummage/bake sales. In the community, Johnnie was an active social leader. She organized the Bunko and Canasta clubs for women in the greater Sherrard area. She was a volunteer to both Sherrard Grade and High Schools' lunch programs. Johnnie was awarded a life membership in the Parent Teacher Association in recognition of her many leadership positions, which she held over the years. She was instrumental in the formation of the Mt. Olivet/Sherrard Senior Satellite, where she served as President, Vice-President, and Social Coordinator for many years.

Johnnie was a member of the Marshall County Senior Council and the Marshall County Senior Citizens Association.

Johnnie's service to her community was complemented by her service to her family. She, along with her sisters, provided homebound care for her aging parents until their death. She also helped provide care for in-laws, Florence and Adolph Neidermeyer for several years.

Johnnie was a doting grandmother, who proudly spoke about her granddaughters, Presha and Mandy.

The girls were the objects of their grandparents' affection. Her granddaughters and their families were able to visit with her shortly before her death.

Friends may visit with the family at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Billy Ray Carpenter officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Rockefeller Alzheimer Institute, c/o WVU Foundation, 1 Water Front Place, Morgantown, WV 26505.

Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, June 29, 2008

NEMETH, Sarah Louisa (Redford,) of Benwood, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008, in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.

She was born October 11, 1929 in Benwood, the late daughter of Thomas S. Redford and Mazie Virginia Redford.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank John Nemeth; and sister, Hannah M. Redford.

She was the former co-owner of Nemeth Machine Inc.

Survivors include five daughters, Bertha (Charles) Schayes of Moundsville, Betty Bleen of Columbus, Ohio, Linda Morris and Conrad Cochrane of Aurora, Colorado, Ginny (Rick) Millhouse of Benwood and Sally Nemeth of Columbus; three brothers, Thomas (Carolyn) Redford of Mozart, W.Va., Paul (Nancy) Redford of Warwood, W.Va. and William (Jan) Redford of Bradford, Mass.; three sisters, Hilda Hillberry of Russells Point, Ohio, Evelyn (Dick) Breiding of Wheeling, W.Va. and Bertha Redford of Warwood; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private family service to be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services at P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Arrangements completed by Care Funeral and Cremation Service, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville.


Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
November 27, 1891

John J. Newman was born June 24, 1856 in Marshall County, W. Va., and died November 13, 1891, in Whitesboro, Texas, aged 36 years, four months and 19 days. He was a member of the M. E. Church for some 20 years; an every day model Christian man, respected and loved by all who knew him---those who knew him best loved him most. He taught several terms of school in Marshall County with good success, but now he has run his race, his useful life on earth is closed. When death came he was able by grace to pass over in peace. His last words to his ma were, “I have fixed this up, mother, with the blessed Christ long ago.”

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Wheeling Intelligencer - 23 April 1958

Newman, William Smart, of Pleasant Valley, Marshall County, died Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home of his sister. He was born at Pleasant Valley, April 1, 1878, a son of Thomas and Sarah Abercromlie Newman and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are one son, Earl, of Tionesta, PA; and one sister, Mrs J. L. Blake of Pleasant Valley. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Friends may call at the Lutes Funeral Home in Moundsville, Services in the Lutes Chapel Friday at 1 p.m. will be followed by additional services at 2 in the Limestone Presbyterian Church with Evangelist Jess W Nutter officiating. Burial will be in the Limestone Cemetery.

Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
Thursday, July 10, 1941

Charles S. Nice, age 72 years, one month and 28 days old, died at his home at Proctor, W. Va. on June 26, 1941. He was born in Marshall County, W. Va., on April 28, 1869, a son of Robert and Hester Camp Nice, and had lived near his birthplace most of his life, engaging in farming. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 30 years. His widow, Mrs. Hattie Siberts Nice, three sons, Frank Nice of Bloomingdale, Ohio; Earl Nice of Proctor, and Lester Nice of Shadyside, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Della Arnett of New Martinsville, and Mrs. Mae Litman of Proctor; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, John Nice of New Martinsville RFD; Robert and Serdon Nice, both of Oklahoma; and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Briggs of Colorado, survive. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church at Proctor on Sunday, June 29th at 2: p.m. in charge of Rev. F. E. Smith of Reader, W. Va. Interment was in Parsons Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


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

David Nickerson of McMechen, W. Va., was run over and killed by the vestibule passenger train, which passes this place at 8:42, Wednesday morning. He was attempting to cross the track in front of the train, when his foot slipped and he fell on the track and before he could recover his feet, the train struck him. His head was terribly mangled and one arm and leg were cut off. His remains were taken to Benwood, where they were prepared for burial. The deceased was 79 years of age and he had been a resident of Marshall County for the past 60 years.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout

Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, May 4, 2008

NIEDERMYER, Richard Alfred, 82, of 5th Street, McMechen, W.Va., died Friday, May 2, 2008, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

He was born November 21, 1925 in Benwood, W.Va., son of the late Alfred W. and Marie G. (Naber) Niedermyer.

He was a 1944 graduate of Union High School; and was a US Army WWII veteran, serving in the 87th infantry, receiving three Combat Stars for the Battle of the Bulge, Rhine River and Eastern Europe. He retired from the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Coke Plant, Follansbee; and was a 50 year member of the American Legion, Benwood.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Bernadine (Kaurloto) Niedermyer in 1997; two brothers, Robert “Bobby” and Gerald Niedermyer; and a sister, Ruth Vani.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Betty L. Healy of Glen Dale and Mrs. Jo Ann Musilli of Benwood, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2008 at Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, with Pastor Elizabeth Westphal officiating.

Following military funeral honors, interment will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the WVU Foundation-John and Frances Woloshuk/Richard and Bernadine Niedermyer 4-H Agricultural Endowment, P.O. Box 6108, Morgantown, WV 26506.

Arrangements are by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen.


Wheeling Intelligencer - 23 Apr 1958

Nixon, Mrs Mary Ellen, of 837 W Chapline St, died Tuesday at her home after a long illness. She was born at Proctor, Jan 17, 1898. Her husband Elmer died in 1945.

Bereaved are three daughters, Mrs Wilma Wyckoff of Wintersville, OH., Mrs Kathleen Durek (Burek) of Wheeling and Miss Sarah at home; five brothers, Norwood Gawdy (Goudy) and Fred of Warwood, Willy (Wile) of Proctor, Alton of New Martinsville and John of Moundsville. Two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Meadows of Warwood and Mrs Ora Stealey (Staley) of Moundsville; and four grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Bertschy Memorial Mortuary. Funeral Plans are incomplete.

(Buried at Peninsula Cemetery)

Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.

Alexander S. Noggy
[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 5, 1973]

NOGGY, Alexander S., 57, 14 Fifth St., McMechen, died Monday at 4 a.m. at the Alexander Mine, Moundsville. He was born in Moundsville, Dec. 26, 1915, son of Alexander J. and Anna Toth Noggy. He was a member of St. JamesChurch, McMechen; veteran of World War II, serving with the Army; member of the Holy Name Society; the Moundsville Eagles. Surviving are his widow, Ann Catherine O'Connell Noggy; seven daughters, Mrs. Frank (Ann) Wells, Benwood,; Mrs. Daniel (Mary) Dreher, Bloomington, Minn.; Mrs. Joseph (Peggy) Bucior, Dunkirk, Md.; Mrs. William (Loretta) Mason, Mrs. Dennis (Joan) Parker, both of McMechen; Roselynn and Delores, both at home; a son, Joseph A., at home; two sisters, Mrs. Steve (Rose) Tomsick, Willowick, O.; Mrs. Chester (Julia) Lavinski, Moundsville; four brothers, Louis, Euclid, O.; George, Willoughby, O.; Joseph, Willowick, O.; John, Moundsville; seven grandchildren. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, Monday 7-9 p.m., Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Arrangements are incomplete.

Alexander S. Noggy
[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 6, 1973]

NOGGY, Alexander S., 57, 14 Fifth St., McMechen, died Monday at Alexander Mine, Moundsville. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Church. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary devotions Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.

Ann Catherine O'Connell Noggy
[Source: Wheeling News Register, December 20, 1979]

NOGGY, Ann Catherine O'Connell, 58, of 14 Fifth St., McMechen, died Wednesday in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and an employee of the W.Va. State Penitentiary, Moundsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Noggy in 1972. Surviving are seven daughters, Miss Roselynn Noggy with whom she resided, Mrs. Frank (Ann Catherine) Wells of Moundsville, Mrs. Daniel (Mary Helen) Drehers and Mrs. William (Etta Sue) Mason both of Bloomington, Minn., Mrs. Dennis (Joan) Parker of Moundsville, Mrs. Daniel (Lory) Yochum of McMechen, Mrs. Joseph (Peggy Jo) Bucior of Mechanicsville, Md.; a son, Joseph A. of McMechen; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Etta McCombs of McMechen and Mrs. Richard (Rita) Allen Gorby of Moundsville. Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Ann Catherine O'Connell Noggy
[Source: Wheeling News Register, December 21, 1979]

NOGGY, Ann Catherine O'Connell, 58, of 14 Fifth St., McMechen, died Wednesday in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. James Catholic Church. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Vigil services at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. James Catholic Church Building Fund

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.

Wheeling News-Register - Wednesday, January 21, 2004

NOGGY, John, 80, of Center Street, Moundsville, W.Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

He was born Dec. 18, 1923 in Moundsville, the son of the late Alec and Anna Noggy.

He was a World War II Navy veteran; a retired employee from Triangle Conduit; and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Moundsville VFW Post 437.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Alec, George and Louis.

Survivors include a brother, Joe (Nellie) Noggy of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Rose (Steve) Tomsic of Cleveland, Ohio and Julia Lavenski of Moundsville; and several nieces and nephews, including Chester “Sonny” (Shirley) Lavenski and Ann Louise Hudson, both of Moundsville.

Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville with Fr. Terrance J. Adams as celebrant. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Tuesday, December 2, 1924

John Henry Null was born January 5, 1835 and departed this life October 25, 1924, aged 89 years and nine months. Early in life he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Keyser and to this union were born five children. Three of these and the wife preceded him to the grave. He was afterward united in marriage to Catherine Carmichael and to this union was born seven children, three having passed away. He is survived by his wife, six children, 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Mr. Mill was born near Limestone and spent his entire life near Limestone and Pleasant Valley. He was a well preserved man and although he lived to be almost four score years and ten, he he looked and acted like a man many years younger. His last sickness began more than one year ago and since that time he was almost continually confined to his bed. Yet in all this time, he was cheerful, never complaining, always grateful to the one who cared for him and the ones who visited him. Mr. Mill was a consistent member of the Limestone Presbyterian Church. He was laid to rest in the Limestone Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout